Big Idea: The heart of the Gospel is that God is a giver, not a taker.
Big Idea: Oh Church, listen to the apostolic message of the risen Christ!”
Big Idea: The Kingdom of God is not like the earth. The rules are different.
Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!
So many of you have put in long hours the last several weeks helping to plan for the launch of our Fall 2017 ministries. Our Sunday School teachers are almost all in place, small groups are forming (they launch after Labor Day), and various teams are being assembled. We’re still short on a few volunteers, but by and large, the LORD has provided a great cast of characters to serve Jesus together this fall! Paul’s words in his letter to Philemon come to mind:
I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus. I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. (1:4-6)
So, ready, get set, go…(Upcoming Events)
August 20th: Training Day, 11AM: Both the Worship Ministry and the Sunday School Ministry will have 11AM meetings that day. The Sunday School teachers (children, youth, adult) and helpers will start in the Foyer Classroom Area and the Worship Ministry personnel will meet in the Sanctuary. (There will be a nursery for the little kids, and all the older kids will be watching a supervised movie in the Children’s Church Room.)
Saturate Field Guide…Small Groups: I am beyond excited for the study we’re doing this Fall in our small groups! In a few weeks, we’ll have Saturate Field Guides available for purchase before and after church services ($15 for those able to pay). These guides have daily exercises, questions, and Bible passages to study. In addition, there are fantastic small group questions to discuss each week with your fellow disciples of Jesus. BONUS: The pastor and visionary of the Saturate Field Guide just so happens to be hosting a conference in North Liberty September 29-30. If you want to go (already 5-6 people from Cornerstone are signed up), you can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saturate-everyday-iowa-registration-32706362611
Our Fall Ministries officially kickoff August 27 at a “YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS” Sunday service with a lunch to follow! So, don’t miss church on Sunday August 27, bring friends and neighbors, and please, please don’t forget to pray!!
Oh, and did I forget to mention, I start preaching the book of Galatians August 20th…for the next several months we will revel in the Gospel of Jesus Christ together as we walk through this glorious letter from the Apostle Paul.
You’re so dear to me!
Big Idea: Jesus offers mercy to repentant sinners, not bold and brash sinners.