Church Blog (Page 2)

Church Blog (Page 2)

Well, not really a blog . . . more like ‘happenings and stuff’. Here you will find several kinds of posts.  Here is the kind of information you will find here:

  1. Additional information about the Sunday Sermon (maps, photos, videos, reading suggestions etc.),
  2. News Items and Updates for our church community,
  3. Stuff to help you grow closer to God.

 

The Idol of Pornography

LEARN MORE ABOUT PORNOGRAPHY Learn why many health professionals are saying that pornography is a public health crisis. http://defenddignity.ca/ Did you know that porn sites are visited three times more often than Google, Yahoo!, and MSN Search combined? Educate yourself about this awful addiction. Get the facts here: http://www.fightthenewdrug.org/get-the-facts/ Find help here: http://www.xxxchurch.com/ Psychologist Philip Zimbardo asks, “Why are boys struggling?” He shares some stats (lower graduation rates, greater worries about intimacy and relationships) and suggests a few reasons . . . maybe…

Summer Student Job

We are hiring a student for children’s ministry this summer. See the job description below. Summer Job Description 2016  

A Paper on The Holy Spirit

To add to the sermon from Ephesians 5:18, I am posting this paper I wrote several years ago as part of my ordination requirements. Although this paper does not focus on the filling/baptism of the Holy Spirit, there is a section on this topic. Click below to read the PDF. HolySpiritPaper

Church Asks Non-Participants to Leave

The 5th message on Ephesians focused on the five-fold ministry of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. In Ephesians 4:16, it says that the church builds itself with the gifts that Christ has given.  The body builds the body. Not one or two people. The body.  As I was preparing this sermon, I was reminded of this satirical news article from a few years ago.  Larknews.com carried the following fictional piece of satire on its website. Remember that this is…

An Introduction to Lent

I did not grow up in a tradition that recognized Ash Wednesday or Lent. Over the last several years, however, I have come to appreciate the church calendar more and observing Lent has proven to be beneficial to my  spiritual life. Many Protestants are now seeing the value in observing Lent and I am happy to see that for the last few years, the C&MA in Canada has also been encouraging during Lent with their 40 Days of Faith and…

The Same Power

This song by Jeremy Camp comes to mind every time I read the prayer in Ephesians 1:15-23. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and…

Bring Your (Paper) Bible to Church

As we begin an in-depth look at the book of Ephesians this month, I want to encourage you to bring your Bibles to church on Sunday. And I don’t mean the Bible on your phone. Don’t get me wrong I love my Samsung Galaxy Bible. I love being able to switch between translations so easily. I love the YouVersion Bible app because I can see what other people are sharing and the Bible plans they are reading (kind of like…

If I Don’t Tithe, Am I Robbing God?

When I was younger I remember my pastor preaching a sermon from Malachi 3. Here is that passage: Malachi 3:8-12 8 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ “In tithes and offerings. 9 You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and…

Further to Joel’s sermon on prayer….

Hi Cornerstone. I found our third sermon on prayer, “Why doesn’t God answer my prayers”, to be practical, inspiring and theologically responsible. Thank you Joel for your work on this message. When Joel began to preach about the distance of God near the end of his sermon, I was reminded of one of Dr. Ravi Zacharias’s best sermons that I had ever heard. This link will take you to part 1 of this sermon… Enjoy! http://rzim.org/just-thinking-broadcasts/mind-the-gap-part-1-of-4-2 Dave Kenny

One Anothering

Here is great infographic on all the “one anothers” in the Bible.

New Bible Quizzing Team at Cornerstone!

What is Bible Quizzing? VISION: to assist teens to connect with God in a deeper way by experiencing Him and expanding His Kingdom. Canadian Midwest Quizzing (CMQ) is a Bible-memorization program developed for teens in Grade 7 to Grade 12. Through weekly practices run by adult volunteer coaches in their home church, teens systematically study and memorize books from the New Testament. CMQ prepares a schedule of material to be studied weekly by each local group. The study material is taken…