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A call to prayer, from Pastor Matt

Pastor Matt

Dear Church Family,

I believe God was on the move two weeks ago during our Church Planting weekend with Todd Brooks. Hearts were stirring, a hunger for God was growing, and a passion to see churches in new places grew. Around that event and since, I have also personally felt more fear, anxiety, and feelings of being overwhelmed than in many years. Am I alone? Has the Enemy been at work in your life, marriage, and relationships? With God all things are possible, but where is God?  I believe, help my unbelief.

Our Enemy, Satan, seeks to kill and destroy all that is beautiful. He hates the unity of the Church; he despises evangelism and church-planting; he seeks to destroy disciple-making. He wants to latch his ideas into our minds and if possible, grasp at our souls as well. Jesus taught us, “These kind only come out by prayer.” O, that we’d be a praying people, and corporately a “house of prayer”; may our utter desperations go up to our heavenly Father so He might send heavenly reinforcements down to give us strength to endure.

We have several opportunities to pray as a body in the coming weeks; would you prioritize these gatherings for prayer?

Next Sunday March 8th from 5-6PM in Room 101.

During our Congregational Meeting next Sunday March 8th @11AM.

Every Sunday in Room 103 from 8:40-9:10AM.

Please be praying for one another in your small groups; please pray at home and among your families, and please set time aside each week to pray for the health and holiness of Cornerstone Church. Would you also be praying for me as I serve among the other elders? We need the LORD (me most of all).

May God be gracious to us,


Kids SS – Q9: What does God require in the first, second and third commandments?

This week’s question is:

What does God require in the first, second and third commandments?

First, that we know God as the only true God. Second, that we avoid all idolatry. Third, that we treat God’s name with fear and reverence.

Our memory verse is Deut 6:13-14 – “It is the Lord your God you shall fear. Him you shall serve and by his name you shall swear. You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the people who are around you.”

John Lin – “If we are always trying to change who God is or replace him with something else, we’ll never be at peace. We’ll never experience true comfort, true significance, or true joy. We’ll never be whole.”

The first three commandments set the boundaries for our relationship with God. We worship him, and him alone, and with the respect that He deserves. These rules set the boundaries so that we can have freedom to worship him with all we are. Without these boundaries in the first 3 commandments, we end up making up our own god instead of living with the actual God of the universe. A god that we can make up is a god that will only disappoint and will only fail us. But the God of the Bible, the God of our fathers, the God revealed as Father, Son and Spirit, will never fail and will never leave us.

Current Sermon Series Sermon Audio

February 23, 2020: Mark 9:30-50 “Jesus Teaches Christians To Act Like Christians”

Jesus outlines four important points for disciples of Christ to know and live in light of.


Kids SS: Q8 – What is the law of God stated in the 10 commandments?

What is the law of God stated in the 10 commandments? You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Honor your father and your mother. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not give false testimony. You shall not covet.

John Yates: “The commandments are our treasure. We cherish them. They’re a great gift, a love gift from God. They guide us. They warn us. They protect us. When we keep them, we show others what God is like. When we fail to live them, we bring great harm to ourselves and we dishonor our Maker.”

This week’s answer is quite long, but don’t fret, we’ll be spending several weeks on these commandments. So you’ll get plenty of time to learn them. This week focus on the fact that there are 10, that the first 4 deal with our relationship with God and the last 6 deal with our relationship with each other. Here’s a nice video about God’s law from the Bible Project:

Current Sermon Series Sermon Audio

February 16, 2020: Mark 9:14-29 “Life With Or Without Prayer”

Jesus is compassionate to those experiencing extended suffering and doubt.