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  • Picking and Choosing

    March 29, 2017 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, Commune Together, Scripture

    Last week, I enjoyed some Acts 2:42 time with a few of my spiritual brothers from FMC.  We quickly surveyed Romans 12 as a devotional reading before digging into Hebrews, the book that we are studying.  (By the way, if you are interested in ever joining us with some of these 6am men’s studies, please let me know! ...

  • Nov9Wed

    Hitting the Bullseye

    November 9, 2016 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Scripture, Leadership

    This past weekend, I was honored to gather at Camp Menno Haven with around 30 other men from First Mennonite, Morton UMC and Carlock Mennonite to focus on growing in the Lord by dwelling in the Scriptures.  This topic was chosen because the Bible can be an incredibly confusing book to understand even without mysterious concepts like...

  • Forgotten By God

    Dealing With Our Spiritual Depression October 19, 2016 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, Worship, Faith, Scripture

    There are many common experiences that Christians all share.  Typically these experiences (like cronic pain, the struggles of parenting, the difficultly of offering forgiveness or methods of coping with the abruptness of death) become the subject of conversation as prayer requests are shared. 

    However, the experience of spiritual...

  • Oct5Wed

    Navigating The Psalms

    October 5, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, Scripture

    The Psalms have been ministering to God’s people for over three thousand years.  This collection of poetry, five books in all, cover such an expanse of emotions and topics that it can both be beautiful and confusing at the same time.  Over the next few Sunday mornings, we’ll be diving into familiar and unfamiliar psalms in...

  • Sep28Wed

    The Christian (Political) Dilemma

    September 28, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, Faith, Scripture, Leadership

    Our daily Scripture reading takes us to Exodus 20 (the giving of the Decalogue) during the same week of the first presidential debate of 2016 – an event which has caused no small amount of conversation.  In God’s law, He commanded His people to have no other gods, to neither form or worship false idols, to honor the Lord’s...

  • Sep7Wed

    Streak-Free Stewardship?

    September 7, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Scripture, Leadership

    I often do small chores around the house while our twins are sleeping.  Labor Day was no exception.  But I was pleased when my daughter asked if she could help me as I was cleaning the windows.  Some of the external facing panes really needed attention!  I let her stand on the table as I taught her to spray, beginning at the...

  • Aug24Wed

    A Hard Heart and God

    August 24, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Disciple-making, Scripture

    Our daily Scripture reading takes us to the incredible, historical account of Pharaoh’s battle with the Lord as Moses pleaded with the Egyptian leader to release Israel from bondage to slavery in Egypt.  Each time Pharaoh said no, the Lord sent a plague to display His sovereignty.  By the seventh plague, the Scriptures say that...

  • Jun22Wed

    Learning Biblical Romance

    June 22, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Scripture

    Suppose that you wanted to strengthen your own marriage or encourage a spiritual friend by talking about their relationship with their spouse.  Where would you turn for wisdom?  Marriage enrichment has become such a popular topic in our day that you can find over 20,000 books on the subject through Amazon with 7,000 alone on the...

  • Apr13Wed

    Methods of Discernment

    April 13, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, Faith, Scripture

    I recently had a conversation with a young man who is torn between two career choices.  His first choice and current path is one which he has been walking on for quite a while.  Yet recently, he sensed that the Lord may be asking him to reevaluate this decision.  Instead of immediately reacting and withdrawing from his current...

  • Mar30Wed

    Balanced Vision

    March 30, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Commune Together, Scripture
    As I was growing up, I was proud of my strong eyesight.  Many of my friends and some of my family members had glasses, so I delighted in being one of the ‘few’ with clear vision.  Well, you can imagine my disappointment when headaches and eye strain in college brought me into the office of an ophthalmologist.  Glasses...