We are to move forward in faith personally and corporately as the body of Christ. But how does that happen? Just as Joshua has taught us strategy for victory and the solution of repentance, he now teaches us how to move forward in this journey of faith.
September 15, 2022 – Developing a Kingdom Attitude
"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus."
March 2, 2022 – “Live Differently”
Compass for the Journey... “Live Differently” Matthew 5:11-19 We have been called to impact the world for Christ and not to become absorbed by the world. We are to live differently - to stand out as salt and light. We are called to… I. Be Salt Matthew 5:11a "You are the salt of the earth..."… Continue reading March 2, 2022 – “Live Differently”
Unstoppable Church – May 19, 2021
"The Church is Unstoppable"Acts 1:1-11 You see, the reality that the book of Acts is going to point out to us is that no matter what the world believes, and no matter how difficult things might get, the Church is unstoppable. Local churches will come and go, dynamic leaders will rise and fall, but the… Continue reading Unstoppable Church – May 19, 2021
Developing Habits of Great Thoughts
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. -- Philippians 4:8 "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle To develop great habits, we need… Continue reading Developing Habits of Great Thoughts
Pastor’s Christmas Letter
“At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth.” (Luke 1:39-40) Dear Friends and Family of Cornerstone, How has 2020 been going for you? It has been quite a year: a global pandemic, economic recession, unemployment, political division, cultural… Continue reading Pastor’s Christmas Letter
2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 Sometimes we say to one another, “Never felt better,” but inside we are hurting bad. These are hard times for a lot of people, but these are also times to look ahead with hope. And that is what this season of the year does for us. It is Advent, a time when… Continue reading Anticipating Advent
Compass for the Journey November 2020 1 Timothy 4:1-9 In this passage, Paul was instructing Timothy in how to be a faithful and profitable servant of Jesus Christ. In the first five verses of First Timothy chapter 4 Paul was warning Timothy of some of the errors and doctrine that false teachers would spread around… Continue reading Spiritual Fitness
When it comes to giving, God invites us to test Him because the real issue is not money, but trust. When we decide to give a percentage of our income to the Lord, we then have the opportunity to trust Him to meet all of our needs.
Mountain Moving Faith
Mark 11:22-26 Have you ever wondered what Jesus meant when he spoke these Words? Could it be that we as Christians could “move mountains”? According to the Bible, believers can be confident that their prayers will be answered. Our prayers are more than wishes, hopes or feeble aspirations-but only if we pray with believing, faith… Continue reading Mountain Moving Faith
Under Construction: Walls
When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. - Nehemiah 1:4 The king said to me, “What is it you want?” Then I prayed to the God of heaven, -- Nehemiah 2:4 Under Construction: Walls Walls are structures that give definition… Continue reading Under Construction: Walls
Standard of Living
“Standard of Living” Romans 1:1-17 Because we are loved and chosen by God, we believe we can get away with crossing over the lines and ignoring the boundaries established by God. After all, God is loving and forgiving, and if we are His special children, then He will go easy on us. It only makes… Continue reading Standard of Living
A Fired Up Church
Acts 2:1-14 2000 years ago, the Holy Spirit fell upon a group of believers on the Day of Pentecost.But by the end of the day, more than 3000 people had given their lives to Jesus Christ. The church experienced the power of God in a way that had never been experienced before. When I read… Continue reading A Fired Up Church
Preparation for Reopening Cornerstone
Preparation for Reopening Hello my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, It has been a few months now since the COVID-19 caused disruptions in our lives, leaving regular worship and other church ministries at CUMC to close. On May 11, 2020, the Relaunch Team (All Committees and Ministries Chairperson, the Lay Leader, a Nurse,… Continue reading Preparation for Reopening Cornerstone
So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Romans 12:5 Hello my brothers and sisters in the Lord. It is my hope that you all are doing well. I have been constantly praying for you and your families. I am longing for that day when we… Continue reading Cornerstone Connection
Pastor’s Easter Letter
“Because Christ Is Raised from the Dead” Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, On April 12, 2020, people will celebrate all over the globe the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Why all the attention for an event that happened some 2,000 years ago? Why is Easter that big of a deal? Easter is important for… Continue reading Pastor’s Easter Letter
“Journey with Jesus: Holy Week”
Mark 11:1-10 As we prepare to take this journey with Jesus through the Holy Week, I just want to highlight what this journey will look like for all of us. I. PALM SUNDAY (TRIUMPHAL ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM) Palm Sunday starts off a week of remembrance for Christians, often referred to as Holy Week. The week… Continue reading “Journey with Jesus: Holy Week”
Cornerstone Cancellations – Need Prayer?
Effective immediately all meetings, activities, Sunday worship, and Sunday school classes at Cornerstone UMC are cancelled for the next two weeks. This also includes Dinner Church service. We hope to resume worship after April 16th (updated March 28th) and will announce all changes via email and Facebook as well as our website. This decision is in accordance with the social distancing… Continue reading Cornerstone Cancellations – Need Prayer?
2020 Lenten Season
“Lent: Soul-Searching” Luke 9: 23-24Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it. INTRODUCTION Lent is a forty-day period… Continue reading 2020 Lenten Season
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” Matthew 28:19b Do we know what this is? This is one of the final statements Jesus made to His followers before His ascension back to the Father. We call this statement the Great Commission? But really what it is our calling card – our purpose statement – our elevator… Continue reading Making Disciples