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.

January 4, 2013

Dear Friends,

Our dear church family member Joanna Weber would want us to know that it is a a new year… and a new start.

Unlike all the doubters and naysayers of New Year’s Resolutions, I’m all for them. Sure, we may not make it all the way through the year. Sure, we may not achieve all that we hope. But by the power of the Holy Spirit and with firm faith in the promises of God, we can have a new start any day of the year. Why not on January 1st or even today, January 4? God’s mercies are new every morning; great is His faithfulness.

With that being said, I want to drop one last encouragement to jump into a Bible Reading Plan in 2013 . You may choose to read through the Bible. If you’re looking for ideas on where to start, click this link to see 3 different reading plans ( or download the You Version Bible App and set up your own plan.

If you are looking for a less daunting plan, I’m also providing a plan that goes through May 2013 that has about one to two chapters of Bible reading per day (think 5-10 minutes of reading per day). Available online here:

And don’t forget…the goal of Bible reading is not information but life transformation!

Some quick announcements…

New Series Kickoff: Starting January 13, I will begin a series entitled “7 Marks of a Life-Giving Friend.” Our major milestone for the 2012-2013 school year is that each person at Cornerstone Church takes steps to grow as and become a life-giving friend in God’s family. Thus, we are going to do our first topical sermon series in a long while and look at 7 different Bible passages and 7 different marks that should be reflected in our lives so that we can be life-giving friends. More info on the new series is posted online:

Small Groups Kickoff: With the start of the new sermon series, our Winter/Spring 2013 Small Groups will launch. If you are not in a small group, I encourage you to find a group and time that works for you. These groups will be discussing the 7 Marks of a Life-Giving Friend and prayerfully attempt to grow in these areas. Contact Pastor Matt if you want to get into a group.

Ministry Community Meeting, January 14 @7PM: The first leaders’ meeting of 2013 will be at the church office.

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Matt
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