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Keeping the Right Focus When Church is in a Lurch - Gabriel Yoder

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Distractions are everywhere. Have you ever started on something, got half way and then got hung up on some details? The enemy is constantly looking for ways to defeat the work that God is doing in the local church. We must not miss what Christ has for the church because the church itself is in […]

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Grace & Works - Delvin Yoder

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God has a reason for salvation, and grace needs to be worked out and expressed in the way that we live. A new Christian can sleep well at night, his sins are forgiven, he can be secure in God’s grace. Yes, there are things to do, but he can rest in Christ. We as humans […]

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3 Characteristics of Profitable, Useful Servants of Jesus - Leon Yoder

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Philemon 1:1-25 – Onesimus, the slave of Philemon was suddenly gone. He didn’t show up, he had run away. Even before running away Onesimus was already a disappointment, he wasn’t a very good servant. How might Paul and Onesimus connected in Rome? We don’t know. Did things get bad for Onesimus and he hit bottom […]

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The Faithfulness of God to His People - Galen Yoder

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2 Timothy 2 – When we talk about God being absolutely faithful we mean it is an absolute truth, it isn’t going to change. There is no circumstance or factor that changes this truth. If we endure, we will also reign with Him. God does have a plan for us, this plan is in the […]

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The View from the Cross - Delvin Yoder

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Grace is what God does… faith, belief, these are the things that are part of our “mustard seed” response to God’s offer. If we respond in faith it results in a “new birth” or the “beginning of the salvation journey.” One thing that is a common thread between the newest most immature babe in Christ, […]

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Can We Believe Romans 8:28? - Steve Yoder

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Romans 8:28 – This is probably one of the most well-known verses in the Bible, right up there with John 3:16. What does it mean for us? Many of us one way or another have experienced hard things in life. Sometimes these hard things are short-lived and then life is back to normal. When those […]

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An Invitation to Come to Jesus, Just As You Are - Leon Yoder

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Whosoever will may come. Whoever desires to, is invited to come to Jesus. These are great invitations, Jesus says that few will respond to his invitation. We’ve sung the song “Just As I Am” many times. Though it is often sung at revival meetings, it seems like it is applicable to all of a Christians […]

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Characteristics of a New Testament Church - Milo Zehr

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Text: Matthew 28:18-20 Other Scriptures referred to: Habakkuk 2:2; Acts 2, 4; Acts 10, 11; Galatians 2:11; Acts 15; Colossians 2 Characteristics of a New Testament church: It has a mission or purpose (Matthew 28:18-20) It has a shared vision of what God wants to accomplish through this church It has struggled with relational and […]

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Life Lessons from Esther Glick - Leon Yoder

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Esther was a remarkable lady. She was born with some handicaps but she didn’t let them stop or discourage her, she was a cheerful soul. She was contented, and at peace with how things were. Esther may not have moved gracefully or easily, but she did move. She had limitations, what can a person with […]

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In The Christian Church Everyone Should Matter - Leon Yoder

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1 Thessalonians 5:11-15 – These are instructions to every member of the church in Thessalonica to comfort one another. Always pursue what is good for both yourselves and for all. Do all of these things in patience. Some churches would say, and would actually have it written in their constitution, that church member problems are […]

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Some Thoughts on What a New Testament Church Means - Milo Zehr

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Matthew 28:18-20 – The mission of the church of Jesus Christ is to make disciples of all nations. Disciples who are formed into the character of Christ. We are called to bring people into a yielded heart relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord. Galatians 4:19 – That Christ may be formed in you. Seeing Christ […]

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Difficulties, Circumstances, Weakness and Their Affect On Our Service to Christ - Galen Yoder

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What was Paul’s thorn in the flesh? There are several ideas, but it seems to be some kind of “bodily ailment.” What does God mean by “weakness?” When God says that His grace is made perfect in weakness He isn’t talking about character flaws. God can do more through weak people. God’s power can do […]

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A Gentle Might Under God's Control - John Waldron

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It isn’t that we’re so strong, it is that we are under God’s control and choose to be gentle no matter what situation we find ourselves in. We often think of cowardly, weakness, etc when talking about meekness, but that isn’t the real definition of meekness. If you care deeply about something you’ll find your […]

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A Conflict of Wills for Horses, Christians, Children - Leon Yoder

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Matthew 6:9-15 – We know that God’s will is not done on earth as it is in heaven… so how does this prayer even begin to be answered? A lack of cooperation is a trait of untrained, unbroken horses. They are big and strong and can be dangerous if they are not under control. To […]

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The Answer to Separation from God and Hopelessness - Redemption - Gabriel Yoder

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It starts in Genesis. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth… God saw it all, and it was good! After Adam and Eve sinned, entropy began. Everything that has order, moves towards chaos. The only way to maintain that order is through an intelligent outside force. Just as a worn-out and wrecked […]

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Attitudes for Elders & All of Us In Service - Galen Yoder

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Our attitude affects us, but it also affects those around us. We do have something to say in our current attitudes. There is a lot of teaching here that applies to everyone in the church, not just Elders. 1 Peter 5:1-4 – Peter first reminds his readers that he is qualified to talk to them […]

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Dealing With Difficult Relationships - Ricky Bowman

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We all know that good relationships make life much more enjoyable. In 1 John 4 we get a clear picture and reminder that our love for each other and our love for God are very much connected. We’ve probably all heard of cure-alls or home remedies that can fix just about anything. When we read […]

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The Mysteries Found in Ephesians - Milo Zehr

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Ephesians is full of lofty ideas. Sometimes they are ideas that dig deep inside. Our focus this morning is on three mysteries that are discussed in Ephesians. The Mystery of God’s Redemption in Christ Ephesians says quite a bit about redemption in Christ. Some of it is simple, and some of it is more complex […]

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How Should I Be Using the Time I Have Left? - Galen Yoder

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Peter talks about a number of things but keeps coming back to the theme of a limited amount of time, there is an end coming. The question then is how should I be using the time I have left? Christians need to keep learning to think like Jesus. People who think like Jesus are a […]

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The Inner Dynamic That Motivates Kingdom Morality - John D Martin

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We are so worried about a works religion that we don’t want to talk about practical things. What are we doing with our stuff? What are we doing with this world? The goal of true religion is perfection and God loves people who are patiently pursuing that goal. Do you have a passion for being […]

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Christian Piety - First Things First - John D Martin

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Matthew 5 deals with moral issues, chapter 6 deals with Christian piety and the spiritual aspects of our lives. Matthew 6:16-18 – Jesus assumes that we will fast, He says, “when you fast.” The Jews were really involved in fasting. To the Jews, fasting was a sign of repentance. The senses are heightened during fasting. […]

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The Ideal Resistance - John D Martin

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Tonight we are talking about resistance against evil, and against those who harm us. Unlimited love was definitely shadowed within the Old Testament. Jesus said that He had come not to destroy lives but to save them. Jesus demonstrated a better way. We are called to a battlefield, we are fighting a real battle, but […]

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Eliminating Our Enemies - John D Martin

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The law was intended for our well-being. God mercifully telling His people how to live. God created the universe, He was telling man right upfront how the universe should be worked with. Man needs law, our wills are lazy. We need the reminder that we need to do some things. We are clever at making […]

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The World is Not a Friend to Grace - John D Martin

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Joy is the infallible evidence of God’s grace in life. The beatitudes don’t leave us staring at the heavens but at a scared and messed up humanity. The Lord really wants to perfect us. We empty ourselves to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Does the Spirit get all of you when you become a […]

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Characteristics of the Newly Reborn - John D Martin

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Jeremiah 10:23 – Right action isn’t intuitive, it doesn’t make sense to forgive, to give your extra money away, to turn the other cheek. Jesus bases His Kingdom on a radically transformed character. Matthew 5 – Did you ever wonder why the sermon on the mount doesn’t start with the new birth? The beatitudes are […]

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What is the Kingdom of God - John D Martin

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God has given us desires, we need to know how to use these desires properly, but the desires themselves are from God. The problem with these desires is that the devil takes these desires and perverts it. God’s righteous rule is just, and kind, and good, and right. The problem is that the gospel is […]

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Little Things - Humble Like A Little Child - John Waldron

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The issue with a fishhook in the finger is not the fishhook so much as the barb on the end of the fishhook. This little tiny barb makes all the difference in the world! If you have something in your eye, it doesn’t need to be very big at all to potentially do a lot […]

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There Will Be Opposition - Leon Yoder

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Ephesians 6:10-20 – We won’t be specifically talking about the armor that is covered here. We read about the spiritual life being a journey sometimes, but it is not just a leisurely stroll, it is often a battle. There is opposition all along the way. Matthew 26 and 27 – We know the story of […]

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The Love of God is Vast and Unsearchable - Gabriel Yoder

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This morning we are going to look at John 15:9-17 – What a packed portion of scripture. Looking at God’s love is such a vast and unsearchable depth.

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Who Can Harm You? - Galen Yoder

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1 Peter 3:13-17 – Peter asks a rhetorical question here, and the implied answer is “No one.” The whole letter from Peter kind of expects persecution, he is writing to people who are in the middle of suffering. Peter is saying that there is a sense in which no one can harm God’s children. We know […]

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Humility in Our Resolutions - Delvin Yoder

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Regardless of when you hear this, the fact is that the present is always a good time to be preparing for the future. 2 Corinthians 4:16 – Even if it is March, there is time to start the things you need to be working on. The top 13 New Years’ resolutions include things like, lose […]

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Salt & Light - Be Real and Shine Bright - Ricky Bowman

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Matthew 5:13-16 – We know that large crowds were following Jesus as He went around to teach and heal people in different towns. Jesus was seeking out the ones who were outcasts and were despised. Jesus was speaking to people who believed Him and were receptive to Him. Jesus had just started His ministry and […]

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Christ's Mission for the Church as Stated in Matthew 28 - Milo Zehr

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It is an extremely daunting task for a church to figure out how to apply or pursue the vision that they agree upon as their mission. When you try to put this into words and develop a framework in a church it can be quite challenging. We are guilty at times when it comes to […]

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God's Order of Headship in 1 Corinthians 11 - Rich Bowman

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1 Corinthians 11 – Paul was addressing this issue because he felt like it needed attention. We aren’t talking about this morning because we need a major overhaul, but rather to encourage what we’re currently doing. God has a plan for order, when we fit into His order, that is the best place that we […]

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Pressing Forward and Forgetting the Past - Milo Zehr

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Philippians 3 Pressing Forward and Forgetting the Past We are in the first month of a new year, and I wonder if you have made any new year’s resolutions, or thought about how you want to live this year, or thought about whether the direction of your life and the target you are aiming at […]

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