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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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