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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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