Press On with Aaron Rios

Shapes and Patterns

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By Aaron Rios
Aaron Rios is the Lead Pastor of Garden City Church in Beverly Massachusetts. Aaron is a husband, father, pastor and worship artist. Join him for his weekly pod cast intended to enrich, challenge and inspire you to press on towards Christ.
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Back at One
If your purpose is "meeting need" then you will get burnt out because you cannot meet everyone's need. If your purpose is based on how people 'respond', you are going to get hurt, struggle with bitterness, and feel ineffective at times. If your purpose is based solely on people, then you will never be content or feel a sense of fulfillment. But, if your focus is Christ...
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A Righteous Response
When facing any and every conflict, we really only have two options in our response - the path of righteousness, and the path of unrighteous. Sounds simple, but we get caught up and sidelined by the details the, "He Said -She Said"… What are the things that convolute our ability to recognize this is the right path - let me stick to it? I submit the greatest adversity in recognizing the RIGHTEOUS RESPONSE is our self. James 4:1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? Will you be able to take the path that leads to the "RIGHTEOUS RESPONSE" - you can if you make Christ the goal.
30:20
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Leadership Edition - Special Guest, Pastor David E. Stewart, jr. (Part 2)
Join us over the next several episodes as we sit with various leaders throughout New England and learn how to develop as a Christ centered Leader. This Episode, Pastor, Author and Evangelist,  David E Stewart jr, Pastor of Newlife Church in Leominster, MA returns to discuss practical steps to effectively influence others as leaders.  .
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September 23, 2019
Leadership Edition - Special Guest, Pastor David E. Stewart, jr.
Join us over the next several episodes as we sit with various leaders throughout New England and learn how to develop as a Christ centered Leader. This Episode we speak with Pastor, Author and Evangelist,  David E Stewart jr, Pastor of Newlife Church in Leominster, MA. 
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September 16, 2019
The Sacred Things
Matthew 5:1-2 Do you find God ordinary or do you recognize his holiness? How are you preparing Gods work in you? How are you responding to Gods work in you, through you and around you? How do you receive his word? Have you received Jesus? Do you want God to move you to the place of discipleship? In our culture we take oaths, something to add veracity and verity to the ordinary. Oaths are symbolic, established and intended through process to become sacred. Have you ever noticed our proclivity to "de-sanctify", make ordinary and average - "normalize" much of what is around us? Does it seem we are not interested in anything "special"? What is special to you? What is holy, sacred, valuable? Is there anything in your home that you truly hold of value that would be willing to fight to protect? Take Away: God is calling us back to the sacred things - not the religious things. But the sacred places where his presence should dwell.
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September 9, 2019
Shapes and Patterns
The pattern of this world: Romans 12:1-2 By Age 4 children are well on their way to identifying shapes and patterns. A child's ability to recognize shapes and patterns allows them to better interact and understand the world around them. Shapes and patters leads towards a better grasp on the geometrical world, the "3-d" word...the "REAL WORLD". In Romans 12:2 the New International Version, the word "pattern" introduced, to further drive home the point that the Apostle Paul was trying to make- some translations simply say "conformity to the world", or "conformity to the age". The distinction is not on what this world is doing- but what we are being called too - BE transformed.
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September 2, 2019
The Servants Appeal
Faith is a community response. Luke 7 provides instances of faith - GREAT FAITH, something we can all learn from. A centurion sends out those within his community to make an appeal to Jesus - the religious and his friends, people beneath him, servants to a man of authority. Doubt and the sense of feeling  unworthy can still exemplify great faith, as long as we do not allow our shortcomings to keep us from coming to Jesus.
28:38
August 26, 2019
Whats in the Box?
Mark 14 Whats in the box?  The story of the alabaster box has in fact been told countless times as Jesus said it would. When we bring Jesus into our religion its going to cause a riot, when is the last time that Jesus has caused a riot in your religious observances? What does God want to say to you today form the famous passage?
30:23
August 19, 2019
The Distraction of Doubt (Part 1)
"The Distraction of Doubt" - We will look at Matthew 14:22-31 and examine the Events that Precipitated Peters Doubt. I believe we share the same struggles. Doubt, the assault on faith, masquerades as reality checking and cynicism, but true faith reaches out to the hyper reality - the greater reality that only through God are things possible.  I want to challenge your faith to grow, and challenge your heart - to know that God is calling you to be a man and woman of Faith - that we might be people who truly PLEAE GOD. 
21:17
August 13, 2019
The Distraction of Doubt (Part 2)
"The Distraction of Doubt" - We will look at Matthew 14:22-31 and examine the Events that Precipitated Peters Doubt. I believe we share the same struggles. Doubt, the assault on faith, masquerades as reality checking and cynicism, but true faith reaches out to the hyper reality - the greater reality that only through God are things possible.  I want to challenge your faith to grow, and challenge your heart - to know that God is calling you to be a man and woman of Faith - that we might be people who truly PLEAE GOD. 
26:26
August 13, 2019
A Boy and His Pig
In this Episode we discuss a Jewish boy and the decisions he made that led him to the pig pen, in the familiar story of the prodigal son which we find in Luke 15. No one ever plans for ruin. No one wakes up in the morning and say’s “today is the day I’ll wreck my life”. What would drive us detach from the ‘fathers house’, or in our language, our marriages, friendships, church environment, or literal homes, wish our pasts “dead”, and seek to better ourselves? Perhaps the relationships and circumstances are not meeting expectations? Do not let the older brothers in your life run you form the presence of the father.
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July 30, 2019
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