Why is an intentional life an important issue? If we do not have an agenda for our lives, one will be provided for us—either by the events of life itself, or by other people. It means that we are taking control and determining how we will live our lives and spend our time, energy, and resources.
Shaped by Jesus
The Bible says that you and I are always changing, and maybe we’re not always aware of it. Not just in the way we look, or the way we dress, but in our soul, our inner being.
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”
New Beginning – January 2, 2022
Ezekiel 36:26-27 As we approach the coming of the New Year, many of us are thinking and making resolutions about those things we know we have to do; like losing weight, exercising, eating healthier, and taking our vitamins. We also begin to list out what we need to do spiritually, like reading the Bible and… Continue reading New Beginning – January 2, 2022
Abundant Life – December 1, 2021
"A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it in abundance" We were not created merely to be safe. The human heart wants infinitely more than safety. Oh yes, safety is basic and necessary. We want to be protected from what… Continue reading Abundant Life – December 1, 2021
Saved for Service – October 9, 2021
Ephesians 2:8-108 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. These… Continue reading Saved for Service – October 9, 2021
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
The Journey of Faith
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.
Live Worthy – August 1, 2021
Philippians 1:19-3019 for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance. 20 I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted… Continue reading Live Worthy – August 1, 2021
I Am Changed
2 Corinthians 3:17-18 “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the… Continue reading I Am Changed
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