If Christ is not risen, then let the doors of Cornerstone Church be chained shut. If Christ is not risen, then we are not forgiven. If Christ is not risen, then we have no hope of ever gaining entrance to heaven. There is no reason to rejoice.Read More
These words will be proclaimed by millions of people in thousands of churches all across our country this Easter. When we read about the crucifixion and the resurrection, we discover a group of people that were filled with the Holy Spirit and turned the world upside down with the message, “He Is Risen!”
Jesus was crucified. He died and was buried in a borrowed tomb, but He rose again. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father.Read More
Matt and I have had several “firsts” this year as our oldest daughter, Hannah, has entered middle school. This month we have watched her grow personally as she is one of the pitchers for her softball team at Cornerstone Christian Schools. This means that, at just eleven years old, she is pitching to girls from sixth through eighth grade.Read More
Are you sick in your body? Do you need a divine touch from the Lord? Start working your way through the Bible, speaking His promises out loud over your body. When you speak the Word of God out loud, you are literally releasing the blessings of the Lord to infiltrate every part of your existence. You are putting God in charge of the situation and putting the devil on notice that you are a child of the Living King!Read More
Every year you see so many people doing what they can to get ready for Valentine’s Day. Reservations are made, flowers and chocolate, hand written letters, and other thoughtful expressions that are meant to tell someone, “I love you”. Sometimes I wonder if the extra effort that goes into this time of year is an attempt to make up for the days we forget to express how deeply we cherish those that are dear to us?Read More
Each of you plays a role in a family business. You are either involved in a partnership that is developing and producing a product (a child), or you are the product of a family business.
We place a high value on people who are successful in their business. We look at those individuals who start out with very little and grow it into something wonderful as self-made men/women. We place their glossy pictures on the cover of magazines and relish their stories of great success.
Our measuring stick for achievement places a high value on what is accomplished inside of the board room, by the amount of money in a person’s bank account. But think about this for a moment…what have they given up to accomplish that dream? Have they been married multiple times and lost touch with their children in the process of becoming a business mogul?
It’s Time to Sing a New Song
Hannah was the first person who referred to God as the “Lord of Hosts.” She was unafraid to enter His tabernacle and call on His Holy Name. Hannah triumphed over her trials and tribulations and sang a song of praise to the Everlasting Father in heaven on her path to answered prayer.
I encourage you to read Hannah’s Song—What Love Looks Like and learn how Hannah prevailed over her life circumstances. As you walk through this Bible Study you will discover how to live the abundant and victorious life of a believer through redemption in Christ!
(Excerpt from Hannah’s Song)
Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless His name; Proclaim the good news of His salvation [redemption] from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. Psalm 96:1-3Read More
AMERICA IS A DIVIDED NATION!
There has never been a time in our history that our nation has been so clearly divided on the important issues that affect our daily lives and the future of our grandchildren. It is time to find some real answers to the very real problems we are facing today. We need to find the answer to the fact that more than 50% of marriages are crashing, leaving families divided and children in crisis. We need to find the answer for why people have stopped believing in miracles, and living lives that are filled with desperation and hopelessness. We need to find the answer for our culture attack on our families, our lifestyles and our faith. We need to know peace once again…in our hearts and in our minds.
It’s time that America realizes that every answer we are seeking is found in God’s Word.
PEOPLE OF FAITH NEED TO BE UNITED!
We have been focused far too long on the things of this world. Like the Prodigal Son, we have wandered into the Far Land, leaving our Father behind.
Does it seem to you that our country is in a state of chaos? This constant and unstable attack on our communities and family values is because we are not reading or rooted in the Word. And if we do not know the Word, how can we apply it?Read More
Have you ever been to a little league game, or maybe played in the little league yourself? I have a seven-year-old son and a nine-year-old son, and I have really enjoyed being a little league dad. It has given me a whole new perspective on the amount of encouragement that my father gave me when I was a little leaguer. I felt like I could knock that ball over the fence every time I got up to bat…but in reality I could barely even tie my own shoes.
AS YOU THEREFORE HAVE RECEIVED CHRIST JESUS THE LORD, SO WALK IN HIM, ROOTED AND BUILT UP IN HIM AND ESTABLISHED IN THE FAITH, AS YOU HAVE BEEN TAUGHT, ABOUNDING IN IT WITH THANKSGIVING.
— COLOSSIANS 2:6-7