Pastor Post: Good Problems (8/24/2023)

Pastor Post Good Problems (8/24/2023) Cornerstone Family, First off, I want to thank the saint who gave me this new T-shirt. I agree with every word… Second, we have church problems.  We’re running out of parking spots (only 3 out front this past Sunday). We’re running out of seats. We’re running out of rooms (a Sunday School […]

Pastor Post: August 17, 2023

Dear Church Family, This Sunday, we will end our summer sermon series in Romans. Next, we’ll turn our sights on Sunday morning to a 6 week biblical theology sermon series. We will study the ways God calls us, summons us, and invites us. We will marvel at God’s invitations so that we might magnify Him in […]

Pastor Post: 7/13/2023

Dear Church Family, I know for some of you summer is heavy. You’re tired, overwhelmed, and can’t get ahead. Please let me and the other elders know how to help you or pray with you. So too, I know for others of you summer is freeing. You’re able to travel, camp, and visit family. Please let […]

Pastor Post: 6/15/2023

Dear family, 1) First off, thanks for praying for our daughter yesterday. Charity is in full recovery and her prognosis is great after the bone has been reset. 2) Second, thank you for praying for the Elder Retreat; I look forward to sharing some of the passionate hopes of these shepherd leaders in the coming weeks […]

Christian Resources for Pride Month

May this link help you and your family navigate this month with truth and love, with an eye to glorifying our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Pastor Post: 5/25/2023

Dear Church, Would you join me in praying that God fulfills Proverbs 11:10 in Marion and Cedar Rapids? “When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.” Our cities benefit when God’s people act for righteousness, justice, and goodness. We are to seek the peace and prosperity of our cities (Jer. […]

Pastor Post: April 13, 2023

Church Family, Jesus’ resurrection proclaims victory over sin, death, and hell to all who repent and believe. It was a sweet joy to celebrate Christ’s resurrection with you this past Sunday. David Gardner reported that we had the highest worship attendance in Cornerstone’s history. A big thank you to the 23 car owners who parked in our […]

Biblical Content Warning for 4/2 Service

​Hey friends (and parents especially), The passages in front of us this Sunday (Judges 19-21) contain some of the most violent and disturbing images in Scripture (rape, bodily mutilation, and genocide–just a heads up for families with little ones or those who have an experience of sexual assault). These passages speak to just how dark […]

Pastor Post: 3/3/2023

Church family, Theological Meditation: A 5 year old boy and his father hike together in the woods. Sometimes dad lifts the boy over fallen logs. Sometimes the boy wanders off the trail, and then dad has to call him back. On one occasion, the dad picks his boy up and squeezes him and declares, “I […]

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