First Mennonite Morton

When Gods People Pray

When God's People Pray (Acts)

His Witness

Aaron Yoder
Acts 1:1-12
Holy Spirit, Baptism, Witness, Tongues
Is this 'second baptism' (mentioned by Jesus in Acts 1) for us today?  We study this difficult question as this new series on prayer begins.  We also seek to define the person of the Holy Spirit throughout Scripture and why He's given to disciples of Jesus Christ.

When God's People Pray

Journey into the life of the Early Church

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  • On Mission Listen

    Michael Danner - July 23, 2017

    What is God looking for from His Church?  Guest Pastor and Conference Minister Michael Danner explores this question as we conclude our study in Acts...for now.
  • A Message For All Listen

    Aaron Yoder - July 16, 2017

    Who is the message of the Gospel for?  This may be a simple question with a simply answer.  However, it can be very easy for disciples of Jesus to dismiss others as 'unfit' to hear about Jesus - for a variety of reasons.  Today, we look at this temptation as we study Peter's vision and experience with a Roman Centurion while also looking at who 'the church' is called to be in the world.
  • Restored Listen

    Aaron Yoder - July 09, 2017

    Does God still do 'impossible' things today?  We journey into this topic in order to bolster our hope in the Lord as we look at Peter's interactions in Lydda and Joppa.
  • Marks of A Disciple Listen

    Aaron Yoder - July 02, 2017

    What are some distinguishing characteristics of a disciple of Jesus?  We look at this important and relevant question in light of the priorities of Barnabas and Saul.
  • His Chosen Instrument Listen

    Aaron Yoder - June 25, 2017

    How does a person become a chosen instrument to be used by God for His purposes?  During our outdoor worship service, we answer this question by looking at the Apostle Paul's encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus, while focusing on the sovereign work of God and the enduring witness of the church through persecution.
  • The Journey Together Listen

    Aaron Yoder - June 18, 2017

    What is involved in the work of disciple-making and what does the Ethiopian's story from Acts 8 teach us about God's heart?  We dig into these questions and look at the practical applications - especially to fathers on this Father's Day.
  • The Intent of Your Heart Listen

    Aaron Yoder - June 11, 2017

    Why did Simon the fisherman end up leading The Church and Simon the Magician end up dismissing The Church?  We look into this question as we encounter Philip ministering in Samaria among those who were demon possessed.
  • Conduits of Joy Listen

    Aaron Yoder - June 04, 2017

    How do you respond when crisis hits?  Does your theology prepare you for such events?  We look at the crisis in the Early Church following the death of Stephen to better understand how to respond to crisis and what God can do through them.
  • On Trial Listen

    Paul Walles - May 28, 2017

    Why is the message of God's grace occasionally received with hostility and violence?  Guest preacher, Paul Walles, explores that question in light of the persecution of Stephen, the Early Church's first martyr.
  • Leading Together Listen

    Aaron Yoder - May 21, 2017

    When people in the church feel neglected, how does the church respond without losing sight of it's mission?  We study this important question in light of the events in Acts 6.  We also address, "What are the top, uncompromised priorities of church leaders and who can step into new positions of leadership?"
  • Fill This City Listen

    Aaron Yoder - May 14, 2017

    How can the church of Jesus Christ fill an entire city?  We look at that question as we study how the Lord was at work during Acts 5.  We then take those lessons and apply them to how we can praying for our individual cities.
  • Before The Lord Listen

    Aaron Yoder - May 07, 2017

    How can become aware of the active presence & work of the Lord?  We seek to answer this question through Peter's encounter with Ananias and Sapphira and try to make sense with why God ended their lives.
  • Being Bold Listen

    Jason Yordy - April 30, 2017

    FMC member Jason Yordy shares about the various ways in which the disciples were bold for Jesus - and how that applies to us today.
  • In Jesus' Name Listen

    Aaron Yoder - April 23, 2017

    Why do we end our prayers with 'in Jesus' name'?  We briefly study this topic and consider ways in which it can be used to remind us of who Jesus is and who He invites His disciples to be in the world.
  • The Author of LIfe Listen

    Aaron Yoder - April 16, 2017

    Why is the resurrection of Jesus so important?  We study Peter's 2nd sermon to see how Jesus is the embodiment of God's mercy, authentication that God keeps His word, and the source of true blessing from God.  Also hear testimonies from Charlene Cothran (video) and FMC's Todd Leander about the power of the resurrection in their lives.
  • Leaping and Praising Listen

    Aaron Yoder - April 09, 2017

    Does God still heal people's physical needs?  If so, how does it happen and why does it not happen more often?  We dig into these difficult questions and look at Peter's faith as recorded in Acts 3.
  • New Priorities Listen

    Aaron Yoder - April 02, 2017

    How do you define 'church?'  That question may feel unnecessary but a growing number of people have no idea what church is about.  We study the core of church life, it's basic essentials, and steps to take in order to live out the body of Christ in a relevant and powerful way.
  • Evidence for Hope Listen

    Aaron Yoder - March 26, 2017

    How can we experience the presence and power of the Holy Spirit?  We study this subject in light of the 2nd part of Peter's sermon on Pentecost.  Josh Graber also shares his 'Spoken Word' testimony.
  • Poured Out Listen

    Aaron Yoder - March 19, 2017

    Why was the outpouring of the Holy Spirit during the Jewish festival of Pentecost so important?  And how can we learn from Peter's quotation of Joel 2.  We study this crucial text and seek to apply God's truth to our lives today.
  • Devoted Leaders Listen

    Ben Smidt - March 12, 2017

    How did the Early Church leaders solve their first leadership crisis - filling Judas' position among the 12 apostles?  We study this topic and others in the second part of this series.
  • His Witness Listen

    Aaron Yoder - March 05, 2017

    Is this 'second baptism' (mentioned by Jesus in Acts 1) for us today?  We study this difficult question as this new series on prayer begins.  We also seek to define the person of the Holy Spirit throughout Scripture and why He's given to disciples of Jesus Christ.