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 Solomon actually walked this path (Eccl. 2:1-11). With the resources at his disposal, he wasn't just speaking in hyperbole when he said, “Whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them” (Eccl. 2:10a). What was his observation about this? He enjoyed it (“my heart found pleasure in all my toil, and this was my reward for all my toil” Eccl. 2:10b), but it was not ultimately fulfilling (Eccl. 2:11). As he had already hinted, our senses are only satisfied while they are being stimulated (Eccl. 1:8). Elsewhere in the bible, God warns us about finding pleasure in things that will pass away (1 Tim. 5:6; 6:9-10; James 4:3-4; 1 John 2:15-17). When we indulge ourselves in pleasures, the potential exists for us to become blinded to the most crucial elements of life (Rev. 3:15-19). God does not condemn the enjoyment of this life's pleasures, but instead commends us to treasure Him, which leads to the enjoyment of what He gives (“As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy” 1 Tim. 6:17). Believers of every age have found that God Himself is the ultimate and everlasting joy (“You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound” Psalm 4:7; 16:11; 21:6-7). Join us as we seek to worship our joyous, joy-giving God.
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.