Dear Church, 

A number of you pointed out that last week’s sermon on Deborah, Barak, and Jael opened up a can of worms regarding women in leadership. Based on your interest and questions, I thought I’d give you a few thoughts on the matter as one of the elders in our church family. Check out the Google Drive Link, and feel free to reach out to me if you have questions. I’d love to talk through these matters with you over a cup of coffee.

A few quick announcements:

Next Steps Class. 11AM, this Sunday: If you know anyone recently visiting Cornerstone, tell them to join me at 11AM this Sunday (2/5) for our Next Steps Class. We’ll meet in Room 101.

Membership Class, February 12, 12:15PM-3:45PM: The New Testament describes 1st century churches with believers in covenant community. Christians expressed faith through baptism, were brought into a local assembly, submitted to one another, appointed leaders, and lived under the New Testament commands (“love one another,” “bear with one another,” etc.). Many 21st century churches now let people trickle in and out of their church without any covenantal commitment. It’s what people want–no accountability, no responsibilities, no expectations. Cornerstone believes formal membership invites believers into a more New Testament-type involvement in the church. Church Membership gives a Christian an opportunity to say, “Yes, I want to be a part of a body, to walk under a church’s authority, and to be a New Covenant participant in a local assembly of believers.”

May we be a church that exalts Christ’s Word, treasures His family, and engages in God’s mission.

Help us, O Lord,


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