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Marked By Jesus

Marked By Jesus

The Posture of Humility

Aaron Yoder
Mark 10:32-52
Pride, Humility, Leadership, Serving
What is pride?  What are some of the symptoms of pride?  How can Christians see pride in themselves and instead clothe themselves with humility?  We dig into Jesus' interactions with James, John and Bartimaeus to better understand the answers to these questions.
  • Go and Tell Listen

    Aaron Yoder - November 25, 2018

    Does the Gospel of Mark, with it's strange ending, give us enough evidence to believe in the resurrection of Jesus?  As we conclude this series through Mark's Gospel, we end by answer this question and it's applications for today.
  • Who is this Man Listen

    Aaron Yoder - November 18, 2018

    Who is Jesus?  As we study Jesus' trial and crucifixion, we'll look at how the comments made about Jesus, even by his accusers, point towards His divinity and His power.
  • Gideons International Guest Listen

    Ron Hopkins - November 11, 2018

  • Responding To Crisis Listen

    Aaron Yoder - November 04, 2018

    How should Christians respond when crisis comes our way?  To understand an answer to this question, we study the disciples' reaction to Jesus' arrest and compare that to Jesus' own posture during the same event.
  • Givers, Takers and Receivers Listen

    Tom Linderman - October 28, 2018

  • Wide Awake Listen

    Aaron Yoder - October 21, 2018

    How can we understand the Olivet Discourse - the passage in which Jesus appears to be talking about the 'end of the world' just before His return?  Are those passages only apocalyptic or did they have some practical application for the disciples living in Judea?  We dig into this difficult passage and deal with the debated verse 30.  Finally, we turn towards the practical implications of Jesus' message for us in the 21st century.
  • Confronting Religious Idolatry Listen

    Aaron Yoder - October 14, 2018

    What kinds of idolatry can even religious people struggle with?  We look into this question by studying Jesus' conversations with the Sadducees and the scribes in Jerusalem.  In the end, Jesus directed his disciple's attention to the most unlikely person and in so doing showed us how to deal with religious idolatry.
  • Engaging With The Government Listen

    Aaron Yoder - October 07, 2018

    When Jesus said, "Render unto Caesar, what belongs to Caesar" what did He mean?  More importantly, what does that command mean for Christians living in the United States in the 21st century?  This text leads us directly into the difficult subjects of taxes, government, voting and the Lordship of Jesus.
  • The Source of Authority Listen

    Aaron Yoder - September 30, 2018

    Where does authority come from?  What authority does Jesus had?  If Jesus really had divine authority, then what caused the Jewish leaders to reject him?  We dig into this important questions as we focus on Jesus' last days before His crucifixion.
  • A King's Desire Listen

    Aaron Yoder - September 23, 2018

    Did Jesus really present Himself as a king?  If so, what did he want from God's people in Jerusalem or his group of disciples?  We dig into those questions and study Jesus intentional actions as he entered Jerusalem for the last time before his death.  Then we consider how his actions & teachings apply to Christians who serve him as King.
  • The Posture of Humility Listen

    Aaron Yoder - September 16, 2018

    What is pride?  What are some of the symptoms of pride?  How can Christians see pride in themselves and instead clothe themselves with humility?  We dig into Jesus' interactions with James, John and Bartimaeus to better understand the answers to these questions.
  • Becoming Needy Listen

    Aaron Yoder - September 09, 2018

    What must a person do to be saved and inherit eternal life?  This pressing question is perhaps the most important question in all of human existence.  Many assume that 'living a good' life has something to do with the answer.  Today, we dig into Jesus' answer which is so much more radical than trying to live a morally upright life.
  • The Challenge of Marriage Listen

    Aaron Yoder - September 02, 2018

    How should Christians respond to the reality of divorce and the difficulty of marriage?  We dig into this difficult, but relevant topics in light of Jesus teachings on them.
  • The Reality of Unbelief Listen

    Aaron Yoder - August 26, 2018

    What is doubt?  What should we do when we doubt?  Why does God even allow faith-testing, doubt producing trials?  We dig into these difficult but relevant questions as we study Jesus' interaction with his disciples and the father of a demon-possessed boy after Jesus' returned from the Mount of Transfiguration.
  • The Path To Greatness Listen

    Aaron Yoder - August 19, 2018

    How is the world's definition of greatness different from God's definition of greatness?  We study Jesus' teaching on this topic and consider how Jesus' example applies to our lives today.
  • More Than A Man Listen

    Paul Walles - August 12, 2018

    Why does God lead us into mountain top experiences only to lead us out of them?  Guest preacher, Paul Walles, teaches through the disciples' experience with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration.
  • Sacrifical Strategy Listen

    Seth - August 05, 2018

    Where was the movement of Jesus headed?  To answer this, Jesus contrasts the wealth of Caesarea Philippi with the shame of Roman crucifixion.
  • For The Nations Listen

    Aaron Yoder - July 29, 2018

    Who is the Gospel of Jesus really for?  We study the crucial moment in Jesus' ministry when he started to turn his attention towards the Gentiles and consider how His missional focus applies to our lives today.
  • Religious Pretending Listen

    Aaron Yoder - July 22, 2018

    How are traditions beneficial and how can they blind us from a relationship with God?  As we study Jesus' interactions with the Pharisees and Syrophonecian woman, we consider the blessing and challenges that go along with religious traditions.
  • Priorities for Sustainable Ministry Listen

    Aaron Yoder - July 15, 2018

    What priorities kept Jesus ministering to the needy crowds during the height of his public ministry?  We look at the habits of Jesus and apply them to our lives as servants of God.
  • The Cost of Discipleship Listen

    Aaron Yoder - July 08, 2018

    What did Jesus mean when He said, "I have not come to bring peace but a sword?"  Today, we dig into the divisiveness of truth and study why Jesus was rejected in his hometown and why John the Baptist was beheaded.  Finally, we look into how to live in such a culture.
  • Living By Faith Listen

    Aaron Yoder - July 01, 2018

    What is faith?  What kind of faith does Jesus honor and reward?  We look at the answer to those questions as we study Jesus' interactions with Jairus and the woman suffering from hemophilia.
  • The Power of Mercy Listen

    Aaron Yoder - June 24, 2018

    Is Jesus someone who should be feared?  Mark, the Gospel writer, includes three scenes of fear as Jesus sailed across the sea of Galilee with his disciples and met the demon possessed men.  These scenes of fear bring us to that critical and relevant question.
  • A Growing Kingdom Listen

    Aaron Yoder - June 17, 2018

    Why did Jesus use parables to teach the crowds?  What do Jesus' parables teach us about maturing in the Lord?  We dig into these questions as our series through Mark continues.
  • The Enemy's Work Listen

    Aaron Yoder - June 10, 2018

    What is the 'unpardonable sin?'  More importantly, have you or I committed it?  Furthermore, how do we reconcile that concept, as spoken by Jesus, with the gracious and loving nature of our God?  We dig into those difficult but important topics as we continue our study through the Gospel of Mark.
  • Something New Listen

    Aaron Yoder - June 03, 2018

    What relational work should Christians do - in light of the New Covenant and in light of the Post-Christian world in which we live?  In order to answer that question, we look at five ways in which Jesus used his relational time.  Following Jesus' example has profound implications for how Christians should use their 'free time.'
  • Greater Authority Listen

    Aaron Yoder - May 27, 2018

    Beyond offering forgiveness of sin, what other authority does Jesus have?  The first chapters in the Gospel of Mark contains snapshots into Jesus expansive authority - including authority in teaching, over spirits, over sickness and over the Sabbath.  We study these four areas including how Jesus' authority applies to our lives.
  • A New Purpose Listen

    Jason Yordy - May 20, 2018

    A sermon by FMC member and guest speaker, Jason Yordy
  • Repent and Believe Listen

    Aaron Yoder - May 13, 2018

    Who is Jesus?  This eternally significant question sits in the backdrop of Mark's gospel as we begin this new series.  As the gospel writer begins to the describe the work and ministry of Jesus, he leads us into studying baptism and the need to repent as we turn to Jesus.