Month: May 2019

Pastor Post: May 9, 2019

Dear Church Family,


Why is Cornerstone Church in existence? Why this church? What does “where faith and family grow” mean? For starters, the family is God’s family. And faith growth means to reflect more of Jesus’ character and priorities. 

Putting these ideas together, I believe Cornerstone prioritizes meaningful membership in fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20). We emphasize the Biblical picture of a Christian community, and we take seriously Jesus’ charge to make disciples who obey everything Jesus taught. That’s us. That’s us before I came here, and I pray it’s us after I’m gone. To God be the glory.

Please, please, please join us for our Congregational Prayer gathering Sunday night May 12th from 6:30-7:30PM. God’s family prays together so if you are a part of this family, come pray.

Because Jesus resurrected and will come to judge,

Pastor Matt


Kids SS – Love One Another

BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 John 3:10-18
MAIN POINT: John wrote that others will know we are Christians because we love one another.
KEY PASSAGE: Galatians 2:20
BIG PICTURE QUESTION: Why does God want us to obey Him? Obedience is our response to God’s love for us.

The apostle John had been one of Jesus’ closest friends. Along with Peter and James, John was part of the innermost core of Jesus’ disciples. John even referred to himself in his Gospel as “the one whom Jesus loved.”

It is not surprising that 50 years after Jesus returned to heaven, John wrote a letter to help believers understand who Jesus is. At the center of John’s message was one key theme: love.

John wrote that God is love, and if believers truly love God, then we will love one another. Our love for one another should be so deep that we are willing to lay down our lives for one another just as Jesus did for us. It is this deep, genuine love that will cause the world to understand the reality of the gospel.

Love is misunderstood and distorted in our culture today, and your kids may have been impacted by this in some way. Your kids may see love as just a feeling, as something temporary, or as something that has to be earned. This session is the perfect opportunity to expose the world’s myths about love and remind your kids of the truth about God’s love.

Remind kids that Jesus’ love for them is unconditional and unending. It is not just a feeling. Jesus’ love for us is proven by His death on the cross to rescue them from sin. We can love others because God loved us first.

John wrote a letter to teach believers in the church about the importance of showing love. Love is more than feelings or words—it is an action. Jesus showed God’s love for us when He died on the cross to rescue people from sin.


May 5, 2019: Mark 1:14-20 “Cynicism, Urgency, and the Kingdom of God”

Big Idea: The time is here; the Kingdom is near; the response is clear.