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Sunday Preview 09.15.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Join us as we grow in appreciation of the nature of our God. Our focus this week will be upon God's steadfast love and faithfulness. These perfections of God are foundational to our confidence heading into the future. Sunday Songs Each week we'll include a list of songs we plan to sing during our time of corporate worship. We hope th...

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Sunday Preview 09.08.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Join us as we continue in our study of how God describes Himself. We do not have a God of our own making; rather, He has revealed to us who He is. We will be focused on three important truths of who God is: He is merciful, gracious, and slow to anger. Come and worship our good and gracious God! Sunday Songs Each week we'll include a ...

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Sunday Preview 09.01.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... God introduced Himself to Moses in Exodus 34. This introduction is repeated numerous times throughout the Old Testament. The title LORD is a personal name for our God and the name by which He will be called throughout eternity. As we reflect on who God is, we remember His mercy and celebrate at His table. Come join us as we worship the...

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Sunday Preview 08.25.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... God has introduced Himself to mankind in numerous ways. God's "eternal power and divine nature have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse" (Romans 1:20). God has created man in His image (Genesis 1:26-27), and has placed eternity in man's heart (Eccl...

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Sunday Preview 08.18.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Paul acknowledges that true, harmonious fellowship is a gracious gift of God. He also relates the importance of this harmony to our ability to rightly worship God as a church. Since God has accepted each believer based upon the perfect and complete work of Jesus Christ, we also should accept one another because we desire to convey the ...

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Sunday Preview 08.11.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... It is much easier to be a critic than a helper. The natural bent of the human heart is to see differences and to distance ourselves, but God calls for actions that are radically different. In the face of our rebellion, God sent His Son. The very act of God's redeeming work through Christ was facilitated through the hate of religious le...

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Sunday Preview 08.04.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... How much do you care about the spiritual well-being of your brother? Would you be willing to sacrifice the free exercise of some area of your liberty in order to avoid their spiritual harm? It is the job of the church to display the spirit of God's kingdom in this age. It is a kingdom much more concerned about love, righteousness, peac...

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Sunday Preview 07.28.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... God calls His people to welcome one another, which is a call to a sweet harmony. He gives us numerous compelling reasons to foster this peaceful environment: 1) We are His servants (Rom. 14:1-9); 2) We will stand before His judgment (Rom. 14:10-12); 3) We are to represent the spirit of His kingdom (Rom. 14:13-23); 4) We are to represen...

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Sunday Preview 07.21.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Many love to quibble over controversial matters. A quick scan through social media reveals the combative spirit of this age; however, this spirit runs deeper than our current generation. God warns His people about wasting time with endless debates that result in harm rather than good (1 Timothy 6:20; 2 Timothy 2:19; 4:3-4; Titus 1:14; ...

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Sunday Preview 07.14.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... God's people are a called people. By His grace, God has called us "out of darkness into His marvelous light" (1 Pet. 2:9) and "into His own kingdom and glory" (1 Thess. 2:12). And having been called, God now charges us to walk by His grace in a manner worthy of this calling (Eph. 4:1). Join us as Pastor Bill considers the holy calling ...

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Sunday Preview 07.07.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Over the past couple of Sundays, our studies have been designed to deepen our admiration and awareness of God. Two weeks ago, we wanted to connect the visions of God (as described by Ezekiel, Isaiah, and John) with an awareness of His presence. Last week, our emphasis was upon God's unchanging nature, and how we can confidently approac...

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Sunday Preview 06.30.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... God's nature is the same from generation to generation. God does not evolve or change; He does not learn or adapt. It is necessary for God's people to worship Him as He is in truth. Are you listening for His voice in Scripture? Are you able to approach Him? What should our heart attitude be like in worshipping Him? Come join us this Su...

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Sunday Preview 06.23.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Over the next several weeks, our studies will expand upon two major emphases of the book of Ecclesiastes: 1) the fear of God, and 2) the final judgment. In order to gain our best vantage point of these important concepts, we need a deep, enduring awe of God, a sober-minded understanding of sin, and a realization of God's rightful place...

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Sunday Preview 06.16.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Join us as Pastor Bill considers God's good design for biblical manhood. Sunday Songs Each week we'll include a list of songs we plan to sing during our time of corporate worship. We hope this helps you prepare for our Sunday gatherings. You Made Us Your Own Chosen by Grace Always Forgiven Chosen as His Children...

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Sunday Preview 06.09.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... As Solomon concludes this sacred writing, he characterizes the nature of the collection (Eccl. 12:9-12) and draws a final conclusion (Eccl. 12:13-14). He calls for two actions: "fear God and keep His commandments." The order of these calls is essential. Worship precedes obedience. Keeping God's commandments is impossible without the ne...

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Sunday Preview 06.02.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... "Prone to wander, Lord, I feel itProne to leave the God I loveHere's my heart, oh, take and seal itSeal it for Thy courts above"- Robert Robinson, Come Thou Fount Throughout Scripture, we are called to remember God and His work. When we neglect this most important charge, we subject ourselves to all manner of poor choices. Solomon, in...

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Sunday Preview 05.26.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... As we approach the concluding section of Ecclesiastes, we will notice Solomon commanding his readers to invest their lives wisely while life lasts (11:1-6), knowing that life holds both wonderful blessings and many days of darkness (11:8; see also v. 2). He has been telling us throughout the book that life is filled with uncertainty. B...

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Sunday Preview 05.19.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Life circumstances bring to our attention the foolishness of man. Our tendency towards foolishness is revealed in 1) common elements of life (Ecclesiastes 10:3), 2) governmental decisions (vv. 4-7), 3) pursuits of our wants and needs (vv. 8-11), our words (vv. 12-14, 20), our lack of direction (v. 15), and our lack of discretion (vv. 1...

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Sunday Preview 05.12.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Life is filled with many variables, so people often try to control the circumstances and results of life choices. But in Ecclesiastes 9, Solomon wants to inform us that we are unable to control our lives. Life is filled with randomness (v. 11) and uncertainty (v. 12). In light of of the randomness of life and the uncertainty of when we...

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Sunday Preview 05.05.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... When we think that all of life's matters are under our control, there is an unbearable weight that presses down on us. If we think that blessing and trouble rest upon whether we act in certain ways, our view of life will be distorted and we will be very frustrated. Solomon clearly states that no one can fully grasp the way life works (...

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Sunday Preview 04.28.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Common wisdom has wonderful benefits in this life. It enables us to deal properly with authority (Eccl. 8:1-6) and the anomalies of life (vv. 14-15). However, it will not give us the ability to know the future (vv. 7-8) or to understand all of the intricacies of how life works (vv. 16-17). True wisdomthat which comes from Godenables us...

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Sunday Preview 04.21.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Life presents many statistical improbabilities. Sometimes we see people overcome these improbabilities, and we are amazed. But life also presents many impossibilities. One of these impossibilities is the resurrection of the dead. No man has power over the dead. God, on the other hand, is not bound by natural law. He rules over the crea...

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Sunday Preview 04.14.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... The scene portrayed in the Gospels of Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem has been recounted innumerable times throughout the generations. As we consider it from our vantage point, we can see the appropriate celebration of the King, but we also know what was going to occur at the end of the week: Jesus would be on display as the suff...

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Sunday Preview 04.07.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Join us as Pastor Bill considers the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ from 2 Peter 3. Come and worship our returning King! Sunday Songs Each week we'll include a list of songs we plan to sing during our time of corporate worship. We hope this helps you prepare for our Sunday gatherings. Jesus Is Lord Creation Sings All Creat...

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Sunday Preview 03.31.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Why does life take various twists and turns? Is there any point to turmoil? As we approach Ecclesiastes chapter 7, Solomon will speak of the brokenness of the world and the brokenness of man. In his musing, we will notice that there is much wisdom to be gained from the troubles we experience. While our fairytale expectations may be das...

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Sunday Preview 03.24.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... In the next section of Ecclesiastes (5:8-6:12), Solomon will explain that man's selfishness is clearly seen (5:8-17), and that this selfishness does not result in satisfaction (5:10-12; 6:1-7). But there is one who knows what is good for man (6:8-12). Solomon states the importance of receiving as a grace gift the ability to view life, ...

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Sunday Preview 03.17.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Approaching the worship of God should be with great awe. Solomon begins to dive into one of the threads he has woven into the fabric of Ecclesiastes: the fear of God. Essentially, he will tell us to listen with awe (v. 1), speak with awe (vv. 2-3), commit ourselves with awe (vv. 4-6), and live with awe (v. 7). We should ensure the we a...

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Sunday Preview 03.10.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Oppression (vv. 1-3), envy (vv. 4-6), vulnerability (vv. 7-12), and popularity (vv. 13-16) are some of the disadvantages Solomon associates with living without sharing life (Ecclesiastes 4). It is clear that Solomon became aware that life is better with friends. His thoughts should press our minds further. We are refreshed by the reali...

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Sunday Preview 03.03.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... The book of Ephesians provides vital instruction concerning the Holy Spirit's activity in and for God's people. He seals us in Christ (Eph. 1:13-14), creates unity with other believers (Eph. 4:3-4), and empowers us to live Christlike lives (Eph. 5:18-21). Join us as Pastor Bill considers these and other elements of the Spirit's work. ...

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Sunday Preview 02.24.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... The apostle Paul recognized himself to be the foremost of sinners, having been "a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent" to the gospel (1 Tim. 1:13). But where his sin abounded, the grace of God abounded much more (Rom. 5:20). Join us as Elder Dave Parent considers God's grace that truly is greater than all our sin. Sunday Son...

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Sunday Preview 02.17.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Mankind prefers autonomous control over life. Solomon has come to learn well that our lives are under the sovereign control of God from birth to death (Eccl. 3:1-8). God is at work bringing forth His beautiful purposes (v. 11a). When life is properly observed, man recognizes that there is more than this physical universe ("He has put e...

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Sunday Preview 02.10.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Having exhausted his pursuits of wisdom and pleasure, Solomon tests whether wise living will enable him to gain a handle on the meaning of life. He states that there is a more positive benefit to wise living than foolishness, but then he drops the hammer: there is no avoiding death. Even if you live more wisely than anyone around you, ...

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Sunday Preview 02.03.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Join us this Sunday as we witness the baptism of three who have trusted Jesus Christ as their Savior. Baptism serves to declare through symbolic means the miraculous intervention of God in the lives of those who trust Him. Baptism pictures that the redeemed have been united together with Jesus Christ, having been "buried with Him by b...

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Sunday Preview 01.27.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Can you imagine if you were able to fulfill every desire of your heart? What if you had every material possession, every taste, every project, every penny, every sound, every sensation, everything you ever desired at your disposal on an ongoing basis? One might think that this would result in a full and enduring experience of joy. King...

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Sunday Preview 01.20.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Pursuing wisdom is a great choice. The Bible, in fact, commends such a pursuit. Conventional wisdom produces benefits in this life. We profit from some of the pithy statements of people like Benjamin Franklin ("A penny saved is a penny earned"). In the course of the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon will conclude that it is more profitable...

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Sunday Preview 01.13.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Every day, the sun rises and sets. Every day, the earth spins. Every day, people are born, and people die. Life can seem pretty monotonous. And while we try to make an impact, sometimes it seems like everything will be the same with or without us. Not only is our impact relatively insignificant, this question remains: Will anyone remem...

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Sunday Preview 01.06.19

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Life has many unexpected twists and turns. As we navigate through this life, there are many elements that simply do not make sense to us. Are some people just lucky while others are misfortunate? Why does one experience the good things of life while another seems to be bombarded with challenges? And why are those who have all the lucky...

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Sunday Preview 12.30.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... What a joy to know that our salvation is a work of God based solely upon the work of Jesus Christ! It is His righteousness that is the basis of our justification, sanctification, and glorification. It is encouraging to know these theological truths: 1) our right standing before God is secure when we fully trust Jesus as our Savior (Phi...

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Sunday Preview 12.23.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... God used shepherds, angels, an elderly minister, and and elderly widow to proclaim the arrival of the Redeemer. As we gather to celebrate the birth of our Savior, we too want to praise God and testify to the presence of the only hope of eternal salvation that is available to our world. Come join us in worshiping our Savior! Sunday Son...

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Sunday Preview 12.16.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Since the Fall, the world had been waiting. Since the calling of Abraham, a people had been waiting. As time passed, more revelation of the promised Messiah-Redeemer was unveiled. Many were captured by other things, but God preserved a remnant who kept waiting. Finally, in the virgin birth, the Redeemer arrived. He is "a light for reve...

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Sunday Preview 12.09.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... We will be joined by Bryan Bell, Executive Director of Grace Dental and Medical Missions, as he teaches from God's Word and provides us with an update on this vital ministry. Plan on being with us! Sunday Songs Each week we'll include a list of songs we plan to sing during our time of corporate worship. We hope this helps you prepare...

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Sunday Preview 12.02.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... C.S. Lewis once noted, "If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world." As followers of Jesus Christ, our true home is not in this world; but rather, "our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ" (Phil. 3:20)....

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Sunday Preview 11.25.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... We will be joined by Jonathan Reid, Executive Director of Fostering Hope New England, as he teaches from God's Word and provides us with an update on this vital ministry. Plan on being with us! Sunday Songs Each week we'll include a list of songs we plan to sing during our time of corporate worship. We hope this helps you prepare for...

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Sunday Preview 11.18.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Discipleship requires continual teaching (Matt. 28:19-20). The church is called over and over again to a mission of teaching and preaching the truth to one another. This training prepares us for "every good work" (2 Tim. 3:17), ensures we are not "tossed to and from by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine" (Eph. 4:14),...

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Sunday Preview 11.11.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... "Hide it under a bushel? No!" Evangelical churches know that believers are called to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. We know that "the fields are white for harvest" (John 4:35). We are thoroughly informed about the commission given to the followers of Jesus Christ to go and "make disciples" (Matt. 28:19). But knowing and doing are...

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Sunday Preview 11.04.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... God has called the church to be involved in making disciples (Matt. 28:19-20). This call toward disciple making requires evangelism ("going"), baptism ("baptizing" - a clear, willing declaration of the gospel's impact), and training ("teaching them to observe"). Discipleship is an ongoing process that requires a public testimony of God...

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Sunday Preview 10.28.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... At the heart of all Christian pursuits is the Holy Spirit. He is the one who illumines our minds, regenerates our spirits, and enables us to fulfill the good purposes of our heavenly Father. So the church is called to pray in the Spirit for all the saints (Ephesians 6:18). The Spirit equips the people of God with the necessary armor, a...

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Sunday Preview 10.21.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... The gospel, the bible, and the church are in the crosshairs of the kingdom of darkness. Satan and his powers of evil are seeking to undermine the saving impact of the gospel. But God has not left us defenseless, and He has not simply left us with a list of instructions for the battle. Instead, He tells us that He will fight for us, and...

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Sunday Preview 10.14.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... "Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!" (Psalm 107:1) When we consider all that God has done for usfrom our eternal salvation to the temporal blessings that we enjoythe only appropriate response is one of gratitude. Join us as Pastor Bill considers the concept of thanksgiving for God's work...

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Sunday Preview 10.07.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Join us as we consider the final two pieces of armor mentioned in Ephesians 6. The church is safely protected in the redemption that is found in Christ Jesus and by the bold proclamation of the Word of God. We must abide in these truths as we are confronted with the lies of the kingdom of darkness. Sunday Songs Each week we'll includ...

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Sunday Preview 09.30.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Jesus told us that "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly" (John 10:10). Satan and the forces of darkness desire that God's people would doubt, be anxious, and fear the circumstances of life and the future, but our Savior has come to set us free from bondage. Through H...

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Sunday Preview 09.23.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... In the battle that Satan is waging against the church, he seeks to produce pressure and strain upon God's people. God, through Paul, instructs us to stand and gives us the necessary means for doing so (Eph. 6:10-20). This week, we will consider how we are prepared to stand by the grace given by God in the gospel of peace and the shield...

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Sunday Preview 09.16.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... God's people are one of Satan's means of attempting to thwart the mission of God. As we navigate our ordinary lives, there is a cosmic battle being waged. But God has not left us to our own resources to deal with this battle. He arms us with His supernatural power: grace. Join us this Sunday as we seek to better understand three of the...

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Sunday Preview 09.09.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... As we have been seeing for the last few weeks, the church and her mission are under attack. While the church faces continual opposition from the world, the flesh, and the devil, we are not defenseless. God has called us to be empowered with His dominion-producing strength. Our ability to withstand the assault of darkness does not arise...

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Sunday Preview 09.02.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... While speaking of His ministry of saving lost sheep, Jesus contrasted His work with those who oppose, saying, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly" (John 10:10). The church, collectively and individually, is under attack. The world, the flesh, and the devil stand opp...

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Sunday Preview 08.26.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... From the beginning, Satan has opposed the work and will of God. As the church seeks to understand and live out the mission God has assigned, Satan and the forces of darkness are perpetually resisting. This Sunday, join us as we observe ways in which the kingdom of darkness opposes God's people. Sunday Songs Each week we'll include a ...

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Sunday Preview 08.19.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... In preparation for our celebration of the Lord's Supper, we will examine the church's mission from Ephesians 3-6. We have been entrusted with the gospel, and there are many ways that the gospel is opposed. We can rest assured that the mission to which we have been called is empowered by God and is impactful now and forevermore. Sunday...

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Sunday Preview 08.12.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Come join us as Pastor Bill considers what the Scriptures say concerning the enemy of our souls. While we recognize that Satan is a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour (1 Pet. 5:8), we also understand that his ultimate defeat has already been secured by the death and resurrection of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ (Col. 2:15). ...

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Sunday Preview 08.05.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Understanding God's purposes for the church is vitally important for God's people. Paul regularly spells out different elements that are expected results of the gospel. Of course, Satan and the kingdom of darkness are at work attempting to thwart the church's mission, but we must not be discouraged because God's sovereign power ensures...

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Sunday Preview 07.29.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... The gospel produces its own unique culture. Throughout our study of the book of Philippians, we have seen different elements of this gospel culture. As we come to the end of the book, we want to recall a number of these truths, and see from the final greeting that a true gospel culture depends upon the grace of God. Come join us! Sund...

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Sunday Preview 07.22.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Seventeenth century Puritan Jeremiah Burroughs wrote that "there is nothing outside us that can keep our hearts in a steady, constant way, but grace within the soul." Both the bible and our own experience testify to the truth of this statement. The external circumstances of our lives are continually subject to change, so that what we e...

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Sunday Preview 07.15.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... It is easy to get lost in our own lives, but God calls us into a gospel ministry that moves us beyond our personal cares to a compassion for others. In Philippians 4, Paul commends the Philippians for their concern, sacrifice, and sharing. Their partnership resulted in the pleasure and glory of God. Join us Sunday as we seek to allow G...

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Sunday Preview 07.08.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... What awaits you in the future? We live in a real world, and we are living a real life, but is this it? As we study Colossians 3:1-4 this Sunday, we will be reminded that our real life is connected to our union with Jesus Christ. The bible declares that our real life is in Him; therefore, our focus should be upon what is eternalthings t...

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Sunday Preview 07.01.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... During this life, God's people are continually confronted with the possibility of a divided allegiance. Most will never be in a situation as grave as Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (Daniel 3); but as we observe their plight, we must come to the conclusion that God is trustworthy. The statement these Jewish men made to the king is of g...

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Sunday Preview 06.24.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Join us as Pastor Bill leads us through a study of God's Word! Sunday Songs Each week we'll include a list of songs we plan to sing during our time of corporate worship. We hope this helps you prepare for our Sunday gatherings. Almighty Father You Made Us Your Own How Deep the Father's Love for Us Chosen as His Children...

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Sunday Preview 06.17.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... The Bible tells us to guard our hearts because from the heart flows forth the issues pertaining to life. We are instructed to love God with all our heart. To protect our hearts from wandering away, we must consider our thoughts. As we continue our study of Philippians, we will consider God's instructions regarding the focus of our medi...

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Sunday Preview 06.10.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... We all face varied anxieties each day. But God, through His word, gives us assurance of His presence and gracious aid. As we continue our study through the book of Philippians, we will consider the peace that God offers to us in our environment of stress. Come join us! Sunday Songs Each week we'll include a list of songs we plan to s...

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Sunday Preview 06.03.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Join us as we consider the amazing kindness of our Savior through the celebration of the Lord's Supper. As part of our celebration, we will consider the gentle spirit God has called His people to demonstrate in this life. Sunday Songs Each week we'll include a list of songs we plan to sing during our time of corporate worship. We hop...

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Sunday Preview 05.27.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Join us as Pastor Bill continues our study in Matthew 16, considering Jesus Christ as the sole foundation upon which His church is being built. Sunday Songs Each week we'll include a list of songs we plan to sing during our time of corporate worship. We hope this helps you prepare for our Sunday gatherings. The Solid RockI Will Glor...

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Sunday Preview 05.20.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Who do you say that Jesus is? There are many who view Jesus as a moral philosopherOne who taught and modelled how to do good in the world. There are others who view Jesus as a social disruptorOne who came to upend societal norms. But what does the Bible tell us about who Jesus is? Join us as Pastor Bill teaches through Matthew 16 in co...

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Sunday Preview 05.13.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... While our lives are filled with joys and successes, they are also filled with griefs and failures. These ups and downs of life can really exercise our emotional makeup, and yet God calls His children to a higher spiritual condition. The Bible commands the followers of Jesus Christ to "rejoice in the Lord always" (Philippians 4:4a). But...

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Sunday Preview 05.06.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... The Bible assumes the participation of all believers in the work of the church (the work of the gospel). God also communicates in His Word an expectation that there will be relational challenges among gospel partners. God has called the church to work through these challenges with one another for the sake of His glory and the advance o...

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Sunday Preview 04.29.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... God is always working (John 5:17), and His work is effective (Phil. 1:6). God's work in the lives of His people is a work of transformation. Last week, we noted that He will fully transform all of His people into the image of His Son. During our earthly lives, we can see the evidence of God's transformative work in our passions, treasu...

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Sunday Preview 04.22.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... All things will one day be in complete subjection to the God of the universe. In the meantime, it should be the desire of those who are followers of Jesus Christ to be vessels through whom His character is on display. Stated differently, we should desire to display Christlike character, and this Christlike character necessitates transf...

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Sunday Preview 04.15.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Pastor Bill will be teaching through 1 Corinthians 3, where we'll see that while God uses human means, He alone is the source of real growth (1 Cor. 3:6-7). Come join us as we worship our life-giving God! Sunday Songs Each week we'll include a list of songs we plan to sing during our time of corporate worship. We hope this helps you ...

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Sunday Preview 04.08.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... As God's church, we are redeemed and look forward to being fully glorified when we stand in the presence of our Savior. But in the intervening days, we should be on a relentless pursuit of displaying the great character of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This was Paul's ambition, and it should be the ambition of each believer. Come ...

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Sunday Preview 04.01.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Are you one of the many who keeps looking for a new way to approach life, but you keep looking at the same sources for this new way? Many people are looking for something to save them, but they are looking in areas that supply inadequate, non-transformative, non-lifegiving answers. The solution for a new life is found only in Jesus Chr...

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Sunday Preview 03.25.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... It's easy to get caught up in the mundane elements of life. We are constantly dealing with the demands of our schedule and reacting to the difficulties around us. As this happens, we can lose sight of the larger plan of God in history. Similarly, as we read the bible, we can lose sight of how God has sovereignly orchestrated the flow o...

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Sunday Preview 03.18.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... One of the privileges of the Christian life is an ever deepening intimacy with our Savior. It was the pursuit of Paul to know Jesus Christ more personally, more victoriously, more experientially, and to know Him eternally. Of all our pursuits in this life, this deepening relationship with Jesus Christ should be foremost. Join us as we ...

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Sunday Preview 03.11.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Our worship in the word will focus on the two ordinances given to the church: baptism and the Lord's Supper. These observances unite us together in recognition of the saving work of God through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Everyone who claims the name of Jesus Christ should participate in both of the ordinances in the context of the loc...

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Sunday Preview 03.04.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Paul lays out a value system that is much different than our preconceived ideas. While traditional, societal, and religious thinking places high value on religious pedigree, adherence, and piety, the gospel tells us that the most valuable treasure is knowing Christ and being united to Him. Anything that diminishes our treasuring Christ...

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Sunday Preview 02.25.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... True joy is found in our God who has created, sustained, and saved us. But through the course of our lives, our attention can sometimes be divided. At the beginning of Philippians 3, Paul helps us understand that we can forget about the joy-sustaining relationship we have with God. There are opponents of the truth who try to divert our...

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Sunday Preview 02.18.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... The work of Christ is accomplished on many fronts. The example of gospel ministry portrayed through Epaphroditus in Philippians 2 informs us that the work of Christ includes ministering to the needs of other believers. Join us as we continue our examination of gospel culture in the book of Philippians. Sunday Songs Each week we'll in...

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Sunday Preview 02.11.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... The circumstances of life can sometimes weigh us down. Through this experience, we can begin to close people off. As we continue our study of the book of Philippians, we will see how a vital participation in gospel ministry opens our hearts to the needs of others, and thus produces a display of Christ's likeness in our lives. Sunday S...

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Sunday Preview 02.04.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Pastor Bill will consider the call of the believer to testify to who God is and what He has done. We'll see that the fruit of our lips flows from a heart that has been changed by His grace (Matt. 12:34). Come worship the King with us! Sunday Songs Each week we'll include a list of songs we plan to sing during our time of corporate wo...

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Sunday Preview 01.28.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... In preparation for our celebration of the Lord's Supper, we will consider the message Paul gave to the people in Antioch in Pisidia (Acts 13:13-52). Join us as our minds are again pointed to our matchless Savior! Sunday Songs Each week we'll include a list of songs we plan to sing during our time of corporate worship. We hope this he...

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Sunday Preview 01.21.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... The way and attitude of God's people should stand in sharp contrast to the society around us. Being different is not the sole purpose, but rather that the people of God should shine forth a life of contentment and peace. As we hold on to the truths of Scripture, the redemption that God has worked in us will be brought forth in our live...

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Sunday Preview 01.14.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Humility is much easier to talk about than demonstrate. The church has been called to illustrate the gospel in the real world. But in order for the gospel to be on display, our own rights and preferences cannot be our primary objective. As we observe the humility of our Savior, we see a key to true gospel demonstration: emptying oursel...

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Sunday Preview 01.07.18

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... God has called His people to dwell together in a Spirit of unity (Phil. 2:1-4). This call encompasses far more than cooperation for the sake of harmony. It is at the heart of true gospel ministry. In order to truly live out the gospel, others must see how the gospel is a rallying truth that enables us to set aside our own preferences i...

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Sunday Preview 12.31.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Pressure is continually mounting for gospel churches to cater to the mindset, philosophy, and manner of life set by the world's culture. Those who herald a different message are seen as intolerant and unloving. This dichotomy of thought is not a surprise to God or to the writers of Scripture. In Philippians 1:27-30, God preemptively in...

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Sunday Preview 12.24.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Come join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, who "came into the world to save sinners." (1 Tim. 1:15). Sunday Songs Each week we'll include a list of songs we plan to sing during our time of corporate worship. We hope this helps you prepare for our Sunday gatherings. O Come All Ye Faithful Joy Has Dawned Angels...

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Sunday Preview 12.17.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Pastor Bill will be leading us through a study of the Incarnation. We will consider the great humility of Jesus Christ, "who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men." (Phil. 2:6-7) Come and join us a...

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Sunday Preview 12.10.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... As we continue our study of Philippians, we'll assess along with the apostle Paul whether we prioritize our own joy and comfort or the greater purpose of magnifying Jesus Christ our Lord. Paul was able to confidently navigate through the pain and turmoil of life because he knew that no matter what happened to him, Christ would be magni...

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Sunday Preview 12.03.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Join us as we celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ as depicted in the Lord's Supper. As part of our remembrance of our Savior, we will continue our study of the book of Philippians. As Paul rejoiced in the advance of the gospel through his hardship, we also will rejoice in the progress of t...

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Sunday Preview 11.26.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Are you prepared to meet Jesus? There is a day coming when we will all stand before our Savior and Judge. As we continue our study of the book of Philippians, we will consider the importance Paul places upon fruitful living. If the church is to proceed in a proper Gospel Partnership, there must be demonstrable evidence of God's working...

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Sunday Preview 11.19.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... We will be joined by Dr. Paul Hartog of Faith Baptist Bible College Theological Seminary, who will be looking at the life of Moses from Hebrews 11:23-29. This passage, structured by five "By faith ...." statements, describes five characteristics of faith in action. By faith, we should actively manifest these five traits in our lives. ...

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Sunday Preview 11.12.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... True partnership in gospel ministry has many layers of productivity. In addition to the most basic benefit, the saving impact of the gospel, God produces other elements of fruitfulness: thanksgiving, joy, confidence, mutual affections, and shared grace. These benefits are experienced when we are not captivated by our own small world, b...

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Sunday Preview 11.05.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... In addition to celebrating the Lord's Supper, we will be starting our study of the book of Philippians. As we overview this amazing book, we will emphasize the importance of a one-minded partnership in gospel ministry and the joy that it produces. One of the truths that we should realize from the opening verses is that God's church has...

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Sunday Preview 10.29.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... This Sunday, we will celebrate God's sovereign preservation of the gospel through the sacrificial stands of the Protestant Reformation. At the core of the Reformation are the five solas: Sola Scriptura ("Scripture alone"), Sola Fide ("faith alone"), Sola Gratia ("grace alone"), Solus Christus ("Christ alone"), and Soli Deo Gloria ("to ...

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Sunday Preview 10.22.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... We will be concluding our study of the book of Galatians. The book closes in consistent fashion with its entire contentglorying in the cross of Jesus Christ. We will note that our only boast is in the cross because 1) the flesh profits nothing; 2) the gospel changes what influences us; 3) the gospel is the means of new life, and 4) the...

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Sunday Preview 10.15.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... This Sunday, we will be sharing together in the Lord's Supper. We will also continue our study of the book of Galatians, focusing on our greatest treasure (Gal. 6:11-14). Sunday Songs Each week we'll include a list of songs we plan to sing during our time of corporate worship. We hope this helps you prepare for our Sunday gatherings....

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Sunday Preview 10.08.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... We will be joined by Dr. Jack Mitchell, missionary dentist with Grace Dental and Medical Missions. He will be giving us an update on his recent ministry in Zambia, and will also be looking at God's calling of believers to the ministry of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:17-18). Plan on being with us! Sunday Songs Each week we'll include a li...

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Sunday Preview 10.01.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... We will be joined by Bill Michaud, missionary to Papua New Guinea, who will be providing an update on his family's ministry there. He will also be looking at what it means in practical terms for believers to "keep loving one another earnestly" (1 Pet. 4:8) and not to "love in word or talk but in deed and in truth" (1 John 3:18). We loo...

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Sunday Preview 09.24.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Pastor Bill will be looking at what God's word has to say about the church as the pillar and ground of the truth from 1 Tim. 3:14-16. Sunday Songs Each week we'll include a list of songs we plan to sing during our time of corporate worship. We hope this helps you prepare for our Sunday gatherings. The Solid Rock I Hear the Words of...

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Sunday Preview 09.17.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... As the apostle Paul addressed the Ephesian elders in Acts 20, he knew that his ministry among them was coming to an end. But he was able to leave without any regrets, knowing that he "did not shrink from declaring...anything that was profitable" (Acts 20:20a). It's vital that our lives as believers are marked by this same pattern of mi...

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Sunday Preview 09.10.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:1921) This Sunday as ...

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Sunday Preview 09.03.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... We will focus on our celebration of the Lord's Supper. Our songs, Scripture reading, prayer, and bible study will lead us to remember the sacrificial love of our God in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. We will take time to examine ourselves before our God, and we will participate in proclaiming the sin-removing death of our Savior ...

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Sunday Preview 08.27.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Our study of Galatians will move into chapter six, but the subject matter will not change. In these early verses of the final chapter, Paul describes an important application of Christian freedom: God's people have been freed to love one another (Gal. 5:1, 6, 13), and that love is demonstrated powerfully as we bear one another's burden...

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Sunday Preview 08.20.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... We will continue our study through the book of Galatians, finishing chapter five. We will see that the life granted to us by the Spirit is not a life of bondage, but of liberty. We will also consider how walking in harmony with the Spirit eliminates our natural tendency toward being divisive with those who think differently than we do....

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Sunday Preview 08.13.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... The bible makes it clear that passions are continually waging war against our souls. Those passions, while taking on different forms from person to person, will rule our minds if we do not surrender our will to God. Many strategies have been concocted to ward off vices, but the truth is that human strategies are only temporal, ineffect...

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Sunday Preview 08.06.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... We will be continuing our study of the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5. Our focus will be upon our Father's character of meekness. The Sovereign God of the universe has humbly interacted with His creation throughout time, and His meekness came to full manifestation in the person of Jesus Christ, His Son and our Savior. This attracti...

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Sunday Preview 07.30.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Do you ever feel like giving up? It can be easy at times to become discouraged, and convince ourselves that our service for Christ isn't worth it. But God calls us to remain steadfast, and assures us that our Spirit-empowered work is never in vain (1 Cor. 15:58). Join us as Pastor Bill leads us through a study of how God's people are t...

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Sunday Preview 07.23.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Looking through the pages of Acts, it's evident that the early church was marked by boldness in their proclamation of the gospel (Acts 4:13, 31; 28:31). God has called us to shine as lights in the world (Phil. 2:15), and enables us by His Spirit to do so with the same boldness that was displayed by our first century brethren. Join us a...

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Sunday Preview 07.16.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... As we continue our study of the fruitful evidences of walking in the Spirit, we will continue to see how God's perfect character can be on display in our lives. This week, our focus will be upon the faithfulness of our God and how His character of faithfulness is displayed in our personal and corporate lives. Sunday Songs Each week w...

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Sunday Preview 07.09.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... We will testify of God's goodness through our continuing study of the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5, and through the visible depiction of God's goodness in baptism. Come join us! Sunday Songs Each week we'll include a list of songs we plan to sing during our time of corporate worship. We hope this helps you prepare for our Sunda...

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Sunday Preview 07.02.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Join us as we celebrate the Lord's Supper together. In our worship in the Word, we will continue our study of the fruit of the Spirit. Throughout this study, we have been reminded that God displays His awesome character through His people as we walk in harmony with His Spirit who dwells within us. This week, we'll be focusing on God's ...

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Sunday Preview 06.25.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... God pronounced to Moses who He is in a stunning scene in Exodus 34: "The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, 'The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means c...

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Sunday Preview 06.18.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... We live in a world in which there is turmoil both externally and internally. The God who created all things, in His own time and His own way, will deal with all turmoil. While we live in this world, we will continue to be surrounded by unrest, but the God of peace can produce a rest within His people as we walk in the power of the Holy...

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Sunday Preview 06.11.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... The fruit of the Spirit is not about "good acts," but about the very character of God being displayed in the lives of His people. God Himself evidences His glory as believers walk by the Spirit. This week, as we continue our study of the book of Galatians, we will examine how the Spirit displays God's character of joy and peace through...

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Sunday Preview 06.04.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... Our morning service will focus on the two ordinances given to the church: baptism and the Lord's Supper. Both of these ordained celebrations point our attention to the work of God through our Savior, Jesus Christ. While the Lord's Supper provokes meditation upon the torn body and spilled blood of our Savior, baptism pictures our union ...

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Sunday Preview 05.28.17

This Sunday at Cornerstone Church... One of the great treasures of redemption is God's provision of His own divine presence and power (Eph. 1:13-14; Gal. 5:16). As we consider Galatians 5:22-23 this Sunday, we will discuss the fact that God has given us His Spirit in order to put on display His very character in this world through the church. God's work of redemption is a...

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