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 17, 2013

Dear Church Family,

I came across 3 powerful Bible verses this week in my reading through the Bible. NIV  Exodus 2:23 During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. 24 God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. 25 So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.

4 simple truths stuck out: 1) God hears the cries of His people. 2) God remembers His covenant to His people. 3) God looks with gracious favor on His sinful and hurting people. 4) And then God moves to bring about their redemption. Friends, no mater the situation, keep praying. Keep praying for friends and family who still haven’t trusted Christ as Savior. Pray for the wicked practices of abortion, economic injustice, and world-wide hunger to be undone. God hears our groans and remembers His loving covenant.

Important Announcements:

Baby Bottle Boomerang 2013: Our church is partnering with Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center to observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (January 20) as a day to celebrate the intrinsic value of all human life.  In addition, we will be trying to raise money over the next 3 weeks to support and work and mission of Bridgehaven.  Baby bottles will be handed out after the services each Sunday for the next three weeks.  Then, over the next few weeks please add cash or checks to the bottle to support the ministry.  The bottles should be returned to the church on Sunday, February 10th.  Bridgehaven serves men and women experiencing unintended pregnancies with truth and love, empowering choices for life.  Please be in prayer for women, men, and families affected by abortion today.  You can learn more about Bridgehaven at

Small Groups are still open….With the start of the new sermon series, our Winter/Spring 2013 Small Groups have begun meeting. If you are not in a small group, we 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.

Bible Readers!! Check out these links for getting the Bible on audio mp3s…

KJV – Old Testament (
ESV – New Testament (

Lenten Prayer Guides: In the coming weeks, we will have some prayer guides for the 40 days of Lent. Leading up to Easter, we will be praying for our city, every country on the earth, and for our church family. For 40 days we will ask the Holy Spirit to move in such a way that Christ be glorified among all nations and all peoples in a way like never before.

Please keep our church, its leaders, and our community in your prayers.

In Christ,

Pastor Matt
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