For many families across the country, Sunday mornings are a time of fellowship and worship. It's a time to gather and to listen to the preaching of God's Word. Many people love church. Getting there is another story. Even from my childhood I can find memories of grief, anger, and struggle as my mother dressed… Continue reading The Battle for Sunday
The end of year brings budget and calendar planning here at Cornerstone. It’s the time of year when we reflect on the previous year and make our plans for the next. I have had the opportunity to serve on the budget team for the past few years. At first blush, this type of task may… Continue reading Spending or Investing?
I, like most parents, have allowed my kids to pray before meals, and they, like most children, offer up an endless string of short sentences beginning with the words "God, thank you for" and ending with every item and every person they can think of. Children learn by example, and prayer is no exception. If they… Continue reading “God, thank you for…”
Time is our most precious commodity. More than cash, diamonds, or gold. Everything costs us time. Businesses will employ you - exchanging money for your time. Books will enrich you - trading knowledge for your time. Games, exercise, sleep. Everything takes time. Trials take time too. They aren't planned events, and they often last longer than… Continue reading Counting Joys
Is it just the nature of the protestant church to divide? We have all heard of churches that have split over music style, pews, carpet color, or something of that nature. Is it just in the DNA of the Protestant Church to split? No. The Reformation was not about division over preference. It was not… Continue reading Soli Deo Gloria
Last week, we focused on Sola Fide, and the marvelous truth that our salvation comes through faith. That faith is all we bring, it's not accompanied by anything else that saves, but we did caution that while you cannot add anything to faith it's not just faith in anything. It is faith in Christ. It… Continue reading Solus Christus
Sola Fide cannot be understood in a vacuum. It needs a runway. We need to understand where it's coming from and why it's here. Paul provides that. "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to… Continue reading Sola Fide