The Martin Luther King Jr. Speech

Martin Luther King Jr. The day before Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, he delivered his last speech to a crowd of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. The address is known as the “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, and like many King speeches and sermons, it illustrates his knack for taking famous Bible stories and brushing off the dust of over-familiarity that has settled on them. In this speech, he looks to the well-known story of the “Good…

Japan Intercessory Prayer Trip

Pastor Joel went to Japan from Nov 15 to Nov 25 to pray for the International Workers and the country. Here is a little of what happened there: https://jipt2016.wordpress.com/

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

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.
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