Entries by Rob Yanok

Answer to the question, "why"

It seems from one of my previous blogs some have asked me to answer my own question of “why” this had to happen to Christopher Lyons. And truthfully it must be answered with “I don’t know”. I do know this, it takes character and integrity in an individual to fight for a cause and a […]

In Memory of Chris Lyons

I just got the news that a young man that I pastored while I was in Ohio was killed in Iraq on Thursday. Tricia and I are overwhelmed with grief and sadness. Christopher was a great kid in our youth group, grew up and was involved in ministry at our church. His Mom Phyllis lead […]

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus

Being raised in Classical Pentecostalism, We heralded throughout the world that we were the “People of the Name”. We prided ourselves in this because of our correct baptismal formula. We had the corner of the market on Jesus just because of that. Obviously we knew Jesus must have been a jew, but obviously he was […]

Remembering "Pappy" Yanok

July 24,1981 my grandpa (John “Tabor” Yanok) passed away. I remember like it was yesterday. He had a battle with black lung that became cancer. I will never forget the grief that came over my brother and I when we was told of his passing. Although it has been 24 years I really miss him. […]

A Must See Movie

OK… I am simply at lost for words. We just finished watching Hotel Rwanda and my heart is overwhelmed and full of emotion. Yes I am crying. The person of Paul Rusesabagina is one of true love,character, dimplomacy, and what it means to be a true neighbor. His actions and heart embodied true christianity. But […]

I believe I can Fly

I just returned with my wife Tricia, and son Christian from a great morning of flying. Wayne Rogers, who is a member of our church, owns this Cessna 172 and he took us up this morning. It was an outstanding time. Great scenery, great conversation, and such a great view. I do believe from my […]

What It Means to be Anglican

Ok, I must say I am a little intrigued with The Anglican Mission of America. I have heard of it through such respected ministries such as Michael Youseff (http://www.leadingtheway.org/ ) and Ps Dan Scott of Christ Church, Nashville (www.christchurchnashville.org). I just finished reviewing their website. It is quite interesting to see how three different streams […]

Handling People

I have been teaching the last two Wednesday nights on “Handling the Mountains” and last week I focused on handling vision and handling people. Here were my thoughts on handling people. Matthew 7:12 (NIV)says, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and […]