Month: May 2013

May 19, 2013: Acts 2:42-47 “Hitting the Church Jackpot, Part 2: Scriptural Saturation”

Big Idea: What you delight in and meditate upon shapes the outcome of your life, church, and world.

Due to technological difficulties, the sermon was not able to be recorded.

As such, you may be interested in reading Pastor Matt’s sermon manuscript: http://cornerstone-marion.org/docs/Scriptural_Saturation05192013.pdf


May 12, 2013: Acts 2:42-47 “Hitting the Church Jackpot, Part 1: Deep Intimacy”

Big Idea:  Deep Intimacy doesn’t happen by accident.  It takes deliberateness.  We get it by going deep with God and going deep with others.


Pastor Post: May 9, 2013

The Pastor Post is a bi-monthly update from Pastor Matt with a brief meditation as well as information on upcoming events in the life of Cornerstone Church.

May 9, 2013

Dear Friends,

With baby #4 soon to arrive, my wife and I keep finding more and more things to do “to get ready.” We laugh at ourselves knowing full well that you are never “ready” for another child to enter your home.

Well, as I reflect on the journey of our church, I realize we will never “be ready” to birth a new church. You aren’t ready to church plant when you have 200 members or when you have 2000 members. But that doesn’t mean you don’t prepare. So, I’m going to ask you to pray very intentionally for the next 40 days. In 40 days, the elders of this church will take their annual retreat. We will be seeking God’s direction for the future of our church, and church planting is on our hearts and minds.

So, let’s do everything we can (like praying) to “get ready” to birth a new church. Please join us in prayer. Our elder retreat is June 17-18.

In other news…

Summer’s Coming: Please check out this link highlighting all the opportunities for this summer. http://cornerstone-marion.org/docs/Summer2013.pdf

No May 13 Ministry Community Meeting.

Turning the Corner in Acts: This Sunday we start a new mini-series in the book of Acts called “Hitting the Church Jackpot.” We will dive headfirst into Acts 2:42-47 in order to decipher what a truly “successful” church looks like.

Enjoy spring!

-Pastor Matt

May 5, 2013: Acts 2:1-41, Part 2 ” A Gift Like No Other”

Big Idea:  The Holy Spirit is God’s Spirit; He is a person and He is God.  The Holy Spirit comes in combination with God’s gracious provision and our personal petition.