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by Sarah Yardley - 3 years ago

Grace Towards Those Who Don’t Seem to Deserve It

Every generation, we think truth is new to us. There is a beauty in that and a danger as well. There is a beauty to discovering grace, finding ourselves surprised by the way God loves us and how utterly undeserving we are. There is a joy to encountering the presence of His Holy Spirit and of the first time He speaks radically and personally in our lives. There is a peace that genuinely passe...

by Sarah Yardley - 3 years ago

Preaching the Gospel (to Myself)

Over and over again, I discover how easy it is to say the right things, yet how often I must be reminded to live them. Over and over again, I am reminded how necessary it is that I preach the Gospel to myself. I know that I am a sinner saved by grace. I have memorized the Scriptures, including whole books of the Bible in my teen years. I have sung the songs and read the stories, and the truths that h...

by Sarah Yardley - 3 years ago

Asking the Right Questions

I love the way Jesus used questions: But who do you say that I am? (Luke 9:20)Do you believe this? (John 11:26)Do you not yet understand? (Mark 8:21) When I was young, I'm certain I asked many questions. Children simply do. We are innately born seekers, longing to grasp what we do not yet understand. Somewhere along the way, I stopped asking some of the good and necessary questions...

by Sarah Yardley - 3 years ago

Preaching for a Price: The High Cost of Tainted Motives

My first job was at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. I filed invoices, filled paper in copy machines, and learned the ins and outs of data entry at Calvary Distribution. When you grow up working in the ministry, there’s an interesting process of discovery. You discover that people might fail, but Jesus never does. You discover that Christians have good days and bad days, and there are many ways to approach the bu...

by Sarah Yardley - 3 years ago

When Our Hearts Break

Years ago, I heard a pastor named Dave Rolph speak at a memorial service. He spoke about life and death, and he said something like this: “The reason we hate death so much is that God created a world where death didn’t exist. Our hearts rebel against the pain of separation, because it was never God’s original intent that death and sin would enter the world.” I can almost hear him speaking those words over a decade...

by Sarah Yardley - 3 years ago

CFUK15 :: Sarah Yardley

Sarah Yardley, ministering in England, speaks at Creation Fest 2015. Creation Fest is a Christian Music Festival and Bible Week held at The Royal Cornwall Events Centre (Royal Cornwall Showground), in Wadebridge. [embed width="600" height="338" class="leftAlone" thumbnail="https://i.vimeocdn.com/video/552320482_1280.jpg?r"]http://vimeo.com/152348408[/embed]

by Sarah Yardley - 3 years ago

The Lines of True Christian Unity

Unity is a concept often discussed but rarely accomplished. Recently, I've seen it modeled well. Earlier this month, I sat in a gathering with the leaders of Christian festivals from around the UK. They represent events with between 3,000 and 30,0000 in attendance. Our backgrounds are diverse: Pentecostal, Anglican, New Frontiers, Methodist, Calvary Chapel (that's me, in case you were wondering), and more. ...

by Sarah Yardley - 3 years ago

Life & Leadership Lessons with Sarah Yardley

Name: Sarah YardleyFamily: I am the oldest of 7, and adore my siblings. My parents came to know Christ before I was born and raised me in faith.Years Born-again: 32 years Years in Ministry: 16 years Ministry Experience: Servant, women's ministry, children's ministry, missions/outreach, events coordination, ...

by Sarah Yardley - 3 years ago

Do No Harm - When People Reject Christ because of His People's Actions

Most of the medical community, and those of us who are trained in even the basics, know that the Hippocratic Oath begins with the phrase, "First, do no harm." It's the stepping stone of medicine, both ancient and modern. Our opening line is the simple instruction to do good, not evil. I recently sat with a friend of mine who is far from God. She believes He probably exists, but openly states...

by Sarah Yardley - 3 years ago

I Am an Immigrant

I realized this week a startling fact: I am an immigrant. (Technically, still in progress, with a long road ahead unless I can convince a British man who loves Jesus and makes more than 18,500 pounds a year to fall in love with me. But that's another story.) Growing up in California, immigration was always fiercely debated. Border control wasn't a far-off political issue but a very present concern. On a hig...