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The Yadkin Examen

The Yadkin Examen

By Yadkinville United Methodist Church

Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come.

We will use prompts for self-reflection from various sources like the 22 questions John Wesley and the Holy Club at Oxford would ask themselves daily. In addition to that each week our prayer will begin with an excerpt from Sunday’s sermon and we reflect on some questions from the sermon and worship.

Join us for prayer every week!
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Justice: Luke 4:14-21
Justice: Luke 4:14-21
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On January 8th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from the Luke 4:14-21. Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite? Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate? Do I  pass on to another what was told to me in confidence? Reflection Questions from the Sermon How are you intentionally putting yourself in a place for God to speak to you? What injustice do you see around you? What act of Justice can you do today?
12:56
January 30, 2023
Compassion: Matthew 25:31-46
Compassion: Matthew 25:31-46
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On January 8th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from the Matthew 25:31-46. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions from the Sermon When someone has shown you compassion, what did it mean to you? How can you live a compassionate life in this world? 
16:19
January 23, 2023
Worship & Discipleship: Luke 24:13-35
Worship & Discipleship: Luke 24:13-35
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On January 15th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from the Luke 24:13-35. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Do I grumble or complain constantly? Is Christ real to me? Reflection Questions from the Sermon How are you intentionally putting yourself in a place for God to speak to you? When has Christ been revealed to you in worship? How can you make worship more than a lecture?
14:24
January 16, 2023
Devotion: Matthew 7:7-11
Devotion: Matthew 7:7-11
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On January 8th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from the Matthew 7:7-11. If you would like to take the survey from worship you can follow this link: http://www.yadkinvilleumc.org/discipleship-2023 Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I proud? Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican? Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it? Reflection Questions from the Sermon How are you intentionally putting yourself in a place for God to speak to you? What is a small step you can take to grow in your acts of devotion? Scripture, Prayer, Fasting?
12:45
January 09, 2023
Covenant on Purpose: Matthew 25:14-30
Covenant on Purpose: Matthew 25:14-30
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On January 1st our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from the Matthew 25:14-30. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I defeated in any part of my life? Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy, or distrustful? How do I spend my spare time? Reflection Questions from the Sermon How are you intentionally putting yourself in a place for God to speak to you? How are you giving your talents to God’s transforming grace & Love? What do you need in order to grow as a disciple?
13:41
January 02, 2023
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day: Titus
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day: Titus
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On December 25th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Paul's letter to Titus.  Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Do I get to bed on time and get up on time? Do I disobey God in anything? Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy? Reflection Questions from the Sermon Where have you experienced the water of rebirth? How does the story of Christ’s birth make you “zealous for good deeds?” Does it? Should it?
12:60
December 26, 2022
To Dream: Matthew 1:18-25
To Dream: Matthew 1:18-25
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On December 18th our Preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord, Pastor of Yadkinville UMC. Rev. Gaylord preached from Matthew 1:18-25.  Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I enjoying prayer? When did I last speak to someone else about my faith? Do I pray about the money I spend? Reflection Questions from the Sermon What is a dream that you have for how the world could be? What is the hardest part of dreaming? What do you need to help make your hope a reality?
13:49
December 19, 2022
Love Feast: Child of Hope
Love Feast: Child of Hope
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On December 11th we held two worship services, in the morning our Choir led us with a cantata and at our evening love feast our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from the gospels on the Birth of Christ. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying? Did the Bible live in me today? Do I give it time to speak to me everyday? Reflection Questions from the Sermon What from the story of the birth of Christ makes you happy, gives you joy? When you heard the story of the Birth of Christ this year was there anything that surprised you? What does the Birth of Christ mean for you right now?
15:00
December 12, 2022
Unapproachable Light: 1 Timothy 6:6-19
Unapproachable Light: 1 Timothy 6:6-19
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On December 5th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Can I be trusted? Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits? Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying? Reflection Questions from the Sermon What do you think of when you hear Paul’s phrase “Unapproachable Light?” What in your life could be different to help you take hold of eternal life? How are you waiting for the coming of Christ into your heart and our world? Are you pursing righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness?
13:45
December 05, 2022
Women with Authority: 1 Timothy 2 (& Luke 1:46-55)
Women with Authority: 1 Timothy 2 (& Luke 1:46-55)
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On Nov 27th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from 1 Timothy 2. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate? Do I pass on to another what was told to me in confidence? Can I be trusted? Reflection Questions from the Sermon Who taught you that the world could be a better place?  How were you shown God's love? Who are the women in your life that strengthened you and taught you to be the person you are today? 
12:01
November 28, 2022
Centered In Christ: 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Centered In Christ: 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On November 20th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican? Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it? Do I grumble or complain constantly? Is Christ real to me? Reflection Questions from the Sermon How am I centering my life around Christ? Who do I depend on for my self-definition? Where has the Holy Spirit been in my life?
12:15
November 21, 2022
Armour of God: Ephesians 6:10-20
Armour of God: Ephesians 6:10-20
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On November 13th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Ephesians 6:10-20.  Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy, or distrustful? How do I spend my spare time? Am I proud? Reflection Questions from the Sermon How are you working to combat the divisions that the world throws your way? What does true reconciliation look like in this day and age? What would Unity look like in our society?
11:42
November 14, 2022
All Saints: Ephesians 1:11-23
All Saints: Ephesians 1:11-23
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On May 29th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from 2 Corinthians 2:1-10. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Do I disobey God in anything? Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy? Am I defeated in any part of my life? Reflection Questions from the Sermon What is the inheritance we have in Christ? Who are the saints in your life that influenced you? How did they influence your faith? How are you living as a saint to help others grow in faith?
13:15
November 07, 2022
Unity in the Spirit: Ephesians 4:1-16
Unity in the Spirit: Ephesians 4:1-16
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On October 30th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Ephesians 4:1-16 Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club When did I last speak to someone else about my faith? Do I pray about the money I spend? Do I get to bed on time and get up on time? Reflection Questions from the Sermon What does it mean to say someone is nice? How is Paul’s instructions to be gentle, humble, bear with one another in love, and seek unity in the Spirit different from simply being “nice?” What would Unity look like in our society?
12:44
October 31, 2022
Reconciled: Ephesians 2:11-22
Reconciled: Ephesians 2:11-22
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On October 23rd our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Ephesians 2:11-22. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Did the Bible live in me today? Do I give it time to speak to me everyday? Am I enjoying prayer? Reflection Questions from the Sermon What does reconciliation look like? What barriers exist in my life that I need to remove? What barriers exist in the world that I can start to tear down?
11:45
October 24, 2022
Somthing Different: Colossians 3:1-17
Somthing Different: Colossians 3:1-17
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On May 29th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from 2 Corinthians 2:1-10. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Can I be trusted? Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits? Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying? Reflection Questions from the Sermon What would it look like to do everything in your life in the name of Jesus Christ? What would change? How do you clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience?
13:20
October 17, 2022
Centered on a living Christ: Colossians 1:15-28
Centered on a living Christ: Colossians 1:15-28
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On October 9th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Colossians 1:15-28. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions What am I thankful for?  How has the Holy Spirit moved in my heart and life this week?  Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite? Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate? Do I confidentially pass on to another what was told to me in confidence? Reflection Questions from the Sermon What status markers in your life hold too much power over you? What barriers keep you from fully coming to love others?
14:39
October 10, 2022
All of Philemon
All of Philemon
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On May 29th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Philemon. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it? Do I grumble or complain constantly? Is Christ real to me? Reflection Questions from the Sermon What status markers in your life hold too much power over you? What barriers keep you from fully coming to love others?
13:11
October 03, 2022
Author of the Future: Philippians 3:4-4:1
Author of the Future: Philippians 3:4-4:1
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On September 25th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Philippians 3:4-4:1. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions How do I spend my spare time? Am I proud? Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican? Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I enjoying prayer? When did I last speak to someone else about my faith? Do I pray about the money I spend? Do I get to bed on time and get up on time? Reflection Questions from the Sermon What do we place confidence in? What are we willing to lose for our faith? What is our goal for faith?
13:28
September 26, 2022
Attitude of Christ: Phillipians 2:1-13
Attitude of Christ: Phillipians 2:1-13
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On May 29th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from 2 Corinthians 2:1-10. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I enjoying prayer? When did I last speak to someone else about my faith? Do I pray about the money I spend? Do I get to bed on time and get up on time? Reflection Questions from the Sermon How do you work out your salvation with “fear and trembling?” What does it look like to have the same mind or attitude of Christ? What is the difference between self care and doing nothing from selfish ambition or vain conceit?
12:54
September 19, 2022
Lives Worthy Together: Philippians 1:21-30
Lives Worthy Together: Philippians 1:21-30
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On Sept 11th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Philippians 1:21-30. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I enjoying prayer? When did I last speak to someone else about my faith? Do I pray about the money I spend? Do I get to bed on time and get up on time? Reflection Questions from the Sermon What does it look like to “live your life worthy of the gospel of Christ? Where do you need to be encouraged? Who can you ask to help you in your spiritual walk with Christ?
13:24
September 12, 2022
A Year With Paul Recap: Part II
A Year With Paul Recap: Part II
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Normally,  every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks  to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use  reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray  and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. This week I am on vacation so we are bringing you a conversation  between me (Jonathan Gaylord) and Kevin Towers, where we talk about  things that we haven't gotten to talk about in sermons, unravel some  things about Paul that make preaching on him hard and fun. Join us for the second part of this conversation.
30:36
September 05, 2022
A Year with Paul Recap: Part I
A Year with Paul Recap: Part I
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Normally, every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. This week I am on vacation so we are bringing you a conversation between me (Jonathan Gaylord) and Kevin Towers, where we talk about things that we haven't gotten to talk about in sermons, unravel some things about Paul that make preaching on him hard and fun. Join us for the first part of this conversation. 
18:02
August 29, 2022
Leave Room For The Spirit: Romans 12
Leave Room For The Spirit: Romans 12
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On August 21st our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Romans 12. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I enjoying prayer? When did I last speak to someone else about my faith? Do I pray about the money I spend? Do I get to bed on time and get up on time? Reflection Questions from the Sermon What does it mean to live in harmony with one another? What is mutual affection? ‘“Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord” No, “if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.’ Do these verses challenge you? What is hardest about them?
13:60
August 22, 2022
Inseperable Love: Romans 8:26-39
Inseperable Love: Romans 8:26-39
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On August 14th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Romans 8:26-35. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits? Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying? Did the Bible live in me today? Do I give it time to speak to me everyday? Reflection Questions from the Sermon Have you ever needed the spirit to “intercede with sighs to deep for words?” What was that like? Of all of the things that Paul says cannot separate us from the love of God, which do you need to hear the most? Or what do you need to add to the list?
13:44
August 15, 2022
Intentional Faith: Romans 5:1-11
Intentional Faith: Romans 5:1-11
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On August 7th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Romans 5:1-11. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite? Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate? Do I confidentially pass on to another what was told to me in confidence? Can I be trusted? Reflection Questions from the Sermon Where is the freedom for you knowing that Christ’s love comes before everything else? Where can you see trouble producing hope? What changes would you need to make in your faith to become more resilient in your love of Christ? What are you going to do to grow in your relationship with Christ this week?
13:20
August 08, 2022
The Faith of Christ: Romans 3:9-26
The Faith of Christ: Romans 3:9-26
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On May 29th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from 2 Corinthians 2:1-10. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it? Do I grumble or complain constantly? Is Christ real to me? Reflection Questions from the Sermon How is salvation a gift for you today? Why do you think God sent Jesus to us? To You?
13:15
August 01, 2022
By Faith: Romans 1
By Faith: Romans 1
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On July 24th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Romans 1:1-17(18-26) Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club How do I spend my spare time? Am I proud? Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican? Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it? Reflection Questions from the Sermon What have you been taught about the inclusion of LGBTQI+ people in the church? Has anyone ever challenged your assumptions? How? Do you think God is still speaking today?
12:58
July 25, 2022
Living Faith: Galatians 6:1-10
Living Faith: Galatians 6:1-10
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On July 17th our preacher was Kevin Towers, Duke Divinity Intern. He preached from Galatians 6:1-10 Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I enjoying prayer? When did I last speak to someone else about my faith? Do I pray about the money I spend? Do I get to bed on time and get up on time? Reflection Questions from the Sermon How does the phrase "you reap what you sow" change the way you live as a Christian? What do you do to keep your covenant with God? How can you live into the paradox of faith presented in Galatians?
13:58
July 18, 2022
Fruit of the Spirit: Galatians 4 & 5
Fruit of the Spirit: Galatians 4 & 5
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On June 10th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Galatians 4 & 5. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I enjoying prayer? When did I last speak to someone else about my faith? Do I pray about the money I spend? Do I get to bed on time and get up on time? Reflection Questions from the Sermon If we interpret Paul’s use of “Flesh” as “human ability to put ourselves in the position of God” how does that change or inform our reading of scripture as a whole? Does the Freedom Paul talks about mean we are free from restrictions or repercussions? What is Christian freedom? What Fruit of the Spirit do you need more of this week? How can you pray for the spirit to bring that gift?
11:52
July 11, 2022
Jesus, Then Respond: Galatians 3
Jesus, Then Respond: Galatians 3
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On July 3rd our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Galatians 3:1-19;23-29. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits? Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying? Did the Bible live in me today? Do I give it time to speak to me everyday? Reflection Questions from the Sermon What does it mean for you that God entered into the world as Christ to be in relationship with you, even though it meant being subjected to death? How does Christ guarantee your place in God’s Kingdom? How does that impact how you live your life? Paul says God does not see divisions through Christ? How can you better live your life around God’s vision and will in this area?
18:21
July 04, 2022
Nothing Added: Galatians 2:11-21
Nothing Added: Galatians 2:11-21
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On June 26th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Galatians 2:11-21. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite? Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate? Do I confidentially pass on to another what was told to me in confidence? Can I be trusted? Reflection Questions from the Sermon How can you use the freedom you have in salvation to live like Christ? Where do you need to live more for others? What comfort do you find knowing that Christ’s action on the cross is all you need have a place in God’s kingdom ?
12:46
June 27, 2022
Give as you can: 2 Corinthians 8:1-15
Give as you can: 2 Corinthians 8:1-15
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On June 19th our preacher was Kevin Towers, Duke Divinity School Intern and he preached from 2 Corinthians 8:1-15. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I proud? Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican? Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it? Do I grumble or complain constantly? Is Christ real to me? Reflection Questions from the Sermon What would it mean for you to make yourself poor so others could be rich? What would you be willing to give up for the sake of others? Would you expect something in return? 
12:08
June 20, 2022
Peace with Justice: 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:17
Peace with Justice: 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:17
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On June 13 our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:17. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy? Am I defeated in any part of my life? Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy, or distrustful? How do I spend my spare time? Reflection Questions from the Sermon What does it mean to walk by faith, not by sight? What do you think when you hear we will appear before the Judgment seat of Christ and receive our recompense?
15:13
June 13, 2022
Clay Jars: 2 Corinthians 4:1-15
Clay Jars: 2 Corinthians 4:1-15
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give  thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On June 5th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from 2 Corinthians 4:1-15. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club When did I last speak to someone else about my faith? Do I pray about the money I spend? Do I get to bed on time and get up on time? Do I disobey God in anything? Reflection Questions from the Sermon Normally we talk about God the potter as forming us as the clay as an intimate relational thing, but Paul uses it here to express our fragility and impermanence. As we say at a funeral, from dust you came to dust you shall return. How does this understanding of being pottery illuminate our relationship with the potter (God)? What does it mean to share the Spirit of Faith? How does our faith unite us? What Light do we have to share?
13:19
June 06, 2022
Forgiveness & Reconcilliation: 2 Corinthians 2:1-10
Forgiveness & Reconcilliation: 2 Corinthians 2:1-10
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give  thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On May 29th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from 2 Corinthians 2:1-10. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits? Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying? Did the Bible live in me today? Do I give it time to speak to me everyday? Am I enjoying prayer? Reflection Questions from the Sermon Have you ever experienced forgiveness? What is the difference between individual forgiveness and communal forgiveness? Is there anyone you need to forgive? Is there anyone you need to seek forgiveness from?
13:11
May 30, 2022
Sharing Eternity: 2 Corinthians 2:1-11
Sharing Eternity: 2 Corinthians 2:1-11
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give  thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On May 23rd our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from 2 Corinthians 1:1-11. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite? Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate? Do I confidentially pass on to another what was told to me in confidence? Can I be trusted? Reflection Questions from the Sermon What does it mean for you to “not rely on yourself?” and instead  “rely on God?” How do you “set your hope” on God? What keeps you from fully setting your hope on Christ?
12:46
May 23, 2022
Luv is a Proper Noun: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Luv is a Proper Noun: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give  thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On May 16th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it? Do I grumble or complain constantly? Is Christ real to me? Reflection Questions from the Sermon What does this passage mean for me? Especially when I don’t read it in the context of a wedding? How does God’s love provide the lens through which I can view the world? What changes if God’s love is the foundation of my life?
13:47
May 16, 2022
Responsibilities & Taking Down Barriers: 1 Corinthians 10:14-33
Responsibilities & Taking Down Barriers: 1 Corinthians 10:14-33
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give  thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On April 24th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from 1 Corinthians 10:14-33 Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I defeated in any part of my life? Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy, or distrustful? How do I spend my spare time? Am I proud? Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican? Reflection Questions from the Sermon How is my life tuned to others? What is the relationship between your freedom and your responsibilities?
13:24
May 09, 2022
Gifts of the Spirit: 1 Corinthians 12:1-30
Gifts of the Spirit: 1 Corinthians 12:1-30
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give  thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On April 24th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from 1 Corinthians 9:16-27.. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club When did I last speak to someone else about my faith? Do I pray about the money I spend? Do I get to bed on time and get up on time? Do I disobey God in anything? Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy? Reflection Questions from the Sermon What are my spiritual gifts? Am I jealous of someone elses spiritual gifts? How can I let God use me this week?
14:50
May 02, 2022
Focus: 1 Corinthians 9:16-27
Focus: 1 Corinthians 9:16-27
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give  thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On April 24th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from 1 Corinthians 9:16-27.. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits? Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying? Did the Bible live in me today? Do I give it time to speak to me everyday? Am I enjoying prayer? Reflection Questions from the Sermon How should we live our lives knowing that the last enemy to be destroyed is death? How is the resurrection something that you participate in? What does it mean for us that the resurrection is God’s work?
14:52
April 25, 2022
Easter God: 1 Corinthians 15:1-26
Easter God: 1 Corinthians 15:1-26
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give  thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On April 17th, Easter Sunday, our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from 1 Corinthians 15:1-26. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite? Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate? Do I confidentially pass on to another what was told to me in confidence? Can I be trusted? `Reflection Questions from the Sermon How should we live our lives knowing that the last enemy to be destroyed is death? How is the resurrection something that you participate in? What does it mean for us that the resurrection is God’s work?
14:34
April 18, 2022
Like Christ: Phillipians 2:5-11
Like Christ: Phillipians 2:5-11
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give  thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On January 30th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Acts 16:16-34 . Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I proud? Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican? Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it? Do I grumble or complain constantly? Is Christ real to me? Reflection Questions from the Sermon When has God challenged your assumptions on something? What does it mean for the Tomb of Christ to be a Cave and not a Tunnel? How can you think of others as Christ thinks of Others?
13:54
April 11, 2022
Mary's Gift: John 12:1-8
Mary's Gift: John 12:1-8
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give  thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On January 30th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Acts 16:16-34 . Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club When did I last speak to someone else about my faith? Do I pray about the money I spend? Do I get to bed on time and get up on time? Do I disobey God in anything? Reflection Questions from the Sermon In what ways have you experienced the gift of Jesus’ extravagant love for you? In what ways do you hold back in giving to others of your resources, of your time, of your abilities? How might knowing Jesus’ love for you enable you to open up in greater generosity to others?
12:27
April 06, 2022
On the Winning Team: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5
On the Winning Team: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give  thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On March 27th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club When did I last speak to someone else about my faith? Do I pray about the money I spend? Do I get to bed on time and get up on time? Do I disobey God in anything? `Reflection Questions from the Sermon Where do you need the direction of the Holy Spirit towards the “love of God” or the “Steadfastness of Christ” What “traditions” are essential for your faith? Where do you need the Church to help you?
14:10
March 28, 2022
Steadfastness in Faith: 2 Thessalonians 1
Steadfastness in Faith: 2 Thessalonians 1
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give  thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On March 20th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from 2 Thessalonians 1.  Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits? Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying? Did the Bible live in me today? Do I give it time to speak to me everyday? Am I enjoying prayer? `Reflection Questions from the Sermon What do you need to let go of and leave with God? How are you living into the hope of Christ today?
12:51
March 21, 2022
Community of Support: 1 Thessalonian 5:12-28
Community of Support: 1 Thessalonian 5:12-28
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give  thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On January 30th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Acts 16:16-34 . Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite? Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate? Do I confidentially pass on to another what was told to me in confidence? Can I be trusted? `Reflection Questions from the Sermon Paul tells the church not to quench the Spirit. Is there anything in your life that might be quenching your Spirit in this season? What do you hold fast to in your life or faith? How can your community support you now?
13:14
March 14, 2022
Holy and distinctive: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
Holy and distinctive: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give  thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On March 6th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 . Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican? Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it? Do I grumble or complain constantly? Is Christ real to me? `Reflection Questions from the Sermon What does it mean for your life that holiness isn’t a destination? Is your life quiet? How can you take another step in love?
10:56
March 07, 2022
Meet the Thessalonians: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Meet the Thessalonians: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give  thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On February 27th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy? Am I defeated in any part of my life? Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy, or distrustful? How do I spend my spare time? Am I proud? Reflection Questions from the Sermon Who are the examples of Faith that you follow? What does it mean that you have been Chosen by God? What do you need to be saved from?
12:28
February 28, 2022
Putting Away Idols: Acts 17:16-34
Putting Away Idols: Acts 17:16-34
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give  thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On February 20th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Acts 16:16-34. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club When did I last speak to someone else about my faith? Do I pray about the money I spend? Do I get to bed on time and get up on time? Do I disobey God in anything? `Reflection Questions from the Sermon Is there anything in your life that stands between you and God?  Do you have any idols?  How can you begin to more fully center God in your life?
13:17
February 21, 2022
Thread of the Holy Spirit: Acts 16:16-34
Thread of the Holy Spirit: Acts 16:16-34
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give  thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On January 30th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Acts 16:16-34 . Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Do I confidentially pass on to another what was told to me in confidence? Can I be trusted? Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits? Did the Bible live in me today? Do I give it time to speak to me everyday? Reflection Questions from the Sermon How open am I to the working and direction of the Holy Spirit? Am I willing to be amazed?
13:25
February 14, 2022
The First Council of Jeruselum: Acts 15:1-18
The First Council of Jeruselum: Acts 15:1-18
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give  thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On February 6th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Acts 15:1-18. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions Review the day. Where did the spirit move? Where did I miss an opportunity that God placed before me, to share God’s love? Consider something from this day for which you are thankful Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite? Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate? Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying? Do I disobey God in anything? Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy? Reflection Questions from the Sermon How have you experienced the love of God in your life? What draws you to the love of Christ? What makes you seek righteousness?
12:37
February 07, 2022
Love for all time: Acts 13:16-39
Love for all time: Acts 13:16-39
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give  thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On January 30th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Acts 13:16-39. Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits? Did the Bible live in me today? Do I give it time to speak to me everyday? Am I enjoying prayer? Am I proud? Reflection Questions from the Sermon How has God shown up in your life when you didn’t deserve it? How has God shown up in unexpected ways?
13:53
January 31, 2022
Opportunity and Open Doors: Acts 9:19-31
Opportunity and Open Doors: Acts 9:19-31
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast. Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give   thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On January 23rd our preacher was the Rev.  Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Acts 9:19-31 Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying? When did I last speak to someone else about my faith? Do I get to bed on time and get up on time? Do I disobey God in anything? Is Christ real to me? Reflection Questions from the sermon What opportunities do you have in your life that can open doors to sharing Christ’s love that may be unconventional? Who has opened doors for you to get where you are? What doors can you open for others? Any questions, comments, feedback or concerns you can reach me at pastor@yadkinvilleumc.org
12:12
January 24, 2022
The Conversion of Saul
The Conversion of Saul
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast,  where every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give  thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use  reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray  and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives. Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends  with the scripture text. On January 16th our preacher was the Rev. Jonathan Gaylord and he preached from Acts 9:1-19 Join the Yadkin Examen Facebook group to be part of a community that prays together: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674735756822720/ Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite? Can I be trusted? Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits? Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy? Reflection Questions from the Sermon  Has your passion ever carried you to the wrong place? How has your community helped you or how do you need your community to help you? What does conversion mean to you and what does it have to do with forgiveness. Any questions, comments, feedback or concerns you can reach me at pastor@yadkinvilleumc.org
12:25
January 17, 2022
Baptism of the Lord
Baptism of the Lord
Welcome to the Yadkin Examen. The Examen is a weekly prayer podcast, where every Monday we take a moment to reflect on our week past, give thanks to God, and seek strength for the day and week to come. We use reflection questions from different sources to help us seriously pray and review our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical lives.  Each episode begins with an excerpt from Sunday's sermon and ends with the scripture text. On January 9th our preacher was the Rev. Aryn Williams-Reubel and she preached from Mark 1:4-11.  Reflection Questions selected from John Wesley and the Holy Club Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy, or distrustful? Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican? Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it? Is Christ real to me? Reflection Questions drawn from the Sermon  Who prepared the way for you and helped you step into the stream? Who has God placed in your path in order for you to prepare the way for them? How  are you continuing to experience a Baptism of the Holy Spirit which  empowers you and redirects your life more toward Christ? Any questions, comments, feedback or concerns you can reach me at pastor@yadkinvilleumc.org
10:45
January 10, 2022
Introduction to the Yadkin Examen
Introduction to the Yadkin Examen
Listen in to this brief introduction to the Yadkin Examen. Our first "real" episode will come out on January 10th, in the mean time make sure you are subscribed to The Yadkin Examen and The Yadkin Lectio! We look forward to praying together.  If you have any questions please reach out to me at pastor@yadkinvilleumc.org. 
02:59
December 20, 2021