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Contributed on Nov 11, 2019
Today, Jesus deals with the issue of making promises. Let's see what we can take away from it.
THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT (part eleven) Matthew 5:33-37 A pilot and his navigator had been shot down and were adrift at sea in their tiny lifeboat. After several days without food, water and any hope of rescue, the pilot began to pray. "God, you know I haven't lived a very good life. ...read more
Contributed on Nov 4, 2019
Today we deal with another sensitive subject-divorce. Jesus needed to clarify some things about this topic. Let's see what we can learn about it.
THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT (part ten) Matthew 5:31-32 I don't follow country music but there was a singer back in the 70's-Tammy Wynette. Interestingly, two of her best known songs were, Stand By Your Man and D-I-V-O-R-C-E! What does that tell you? Based on a 2008 survey, one of every three ...read more
Contributed on Oct 28, 2019
We continue our series with Matthew 5:27-30 where Jesus talks about lust and the need to cut sin out of our lives.
THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT (part nine) Matthew 5:27-30 Back in the days before automobiles, two preachers met in a certain town. The first asked the second how he was doing. “Furious!” replied the second. “Someone stole my bike and I think it’s one of my church members! I don’t know what to do.” The ...read more
Contributed on Oct 21, 2019
Last week I highlighted that Cornerstone has lost some people over the last year. Although that can be discouraging, there are still plenty of reasons to be positive about the future of our church. Let's continue our story about Gideon and see what happens next.
A BIG VICTORY BY A SMALL ARMY (part two) Judges 6-7 Last week I started by highlighting the fact that Cornerstone has lost some people over the last year. And although that can be discouraging, there are still plenty of reasons to be positive about the future of our church. We started to look at ...read more
Contributed on Oct 14, 2019
I want to address the fact that some people have left the church in the past year. You might be discouraged as you look around and see the empty chairs.Hopefully I can provide some encouragement for you. Let's see what God did through Gideon's army.
A BIG VICTORY BY A SMALL ARMY (part one) Judges 6-7 Today I want to address the elephant in the room-the fact that some people have left the church in the past year. You might be discouraged as you look around and see the empty chairs. You might be wondering if we're doing something wrong. You ...read more
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Contributed on Dec 21, 2012
Gabriel Hurles was enjoying his sixth birthday party. He was so focused on eating his birthday cake, that he hardly noticed the giant package in the corner of the room. When another child pointed out the large gift, Gabriel ran over and began to tear off the wrapping. It wasn’t a bicycle or any of ...read more
Contributed on Dec 14, 2012
Albert Barnes’ commentary for John 1:27: “The latchet of sandals was the string or thong by which they were fastened to the feet. To unloose them was the office of a servant, and John means, therefore, that he was unworthy to perform the lowest office for the Messiah. This was remarkable humility. ...read more
Contributed on Dec 4, 2012
“The Cave Dwellers” by Max Lucado. “Long ago, or maybe not so long ago, there was a tribe of people in a dark, cold cave. The cave dwellers would huddle together and cry against the chill. Loud and long they wailed. It was all they did. It was all they knew to do. The sounds in the cave were ...read more
Contributed on Nov 12, 2012
THE WONDERFUL TWISTS AND TURNS Condolezza Rice said, "Life is full of surprises. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your ...read more
Contributed on Feb 27, 2012
THE BEGINNING OF MARILYN MANSON Brian Warner started going to church with a friend years ago. Brian was a skinny pizza faced nerdy looking kid that nobody liked. He was also a loner who looked out of place most of the time. The youth group took a trip to an amusement park one weekend and ...read more