Month: December 2015

Back by popular demand…Bible Reading Plan


With a new year about to start, many of you have requested Bible reading guides.  Click here (Spring 2016 ReadingGuide) for a reading guide that gives you one passage of Scripture per day from January-May. These readings relate to Cornerstone’s Sunday mornings sermons, small groups, and Sunday School lessons (and then a few bonus passages each week for your soul.)

Also, every other year, I read through the Bible. This year I’m doing a Chronological Reading Plan. Would you like to join me? (Let me know if you do.) You can download a list of the passages here:

If you like using a smart phone or tablet to take in God’s Word (with an App like YouVersion), you can sign up for my reading plan here: It’s the Blue Letter Chronological reading plan if you’re searching for it.

The goal in reading plans is not to earn some sort of spiritual merit badge. It’s to intentionally study, soak, and savor God’s Word so that we overflow with love toward those around us.

If you’re wanting another reading plan through the Bible, this is a helpful blog post on the myriads of options available:

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Matt

December 27, 2015: 2 Corinthians 5:21 “Jesus, Our Substitute”

Big Idea: “The concept of substitution may be said  to lie at the heart of both sin and salvation. For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for man. Man asserts himself against God and puts himself where only God deserves to be; God sacrifices himself for man and puts himself where only man deserves to be. Man claims prerogatives which belong to God alone; God accept penalties which belong to man alone.” -John Stott in The Cross of Christ

December 24, 2015: Luke 2-22-35 “The Carpenters Go to Church”

Big Idea:  Is Jesus enough for you this Christmas?

December 20, 2015: Luke 2:1-20 “The Grand Miracle in Common Fashion)

Big Idea:  We will miss Jesus if God doesn’t reveal Himself to us.

December 13, 2015: Luke 1:39-56 “The Blessed Mary and Us”

Big Idea:  Mary is blessed based on what she believes, not because of what she has done.