Fruitfulness on the Frontline

Fruitfulness on the Frontline

We Gather to Scatter | Hebrews 10:24-25

Now you might have noticed when you walked in today the camera crew taking some footage. That’s because earlier Doreen and I filmed our interviews with Chris Lake from the Vere Institute. You know Chris from when he preached on frontline ministry here at Cornerstone last November. The session we are helping Chris film is about sustaining a whole-life vision in a church over the long haul. In other words, how can we encourage and equip each other to honor…

The Journey On | 2 Kings 6:8-23

2 Kings 6:8-23 is the story of God’s deliverance of the people of northern Israel, not through a smart king or powerful military force, but by God sending his heavenly army to protect his people. The mission God gave the people of Israel was to trust him in the face of impossible odds. That’s our mission too, to trust God as we step out on our frontlines. As we focus on verses 15 through 17 and our sermon series, Fruitfulness…

M6: Messenger of the Gospel | 1 Peter 3:15,18

In 1 Peter 3:15, 18, the Apostle Peter explains to early believers what to do when someone who is not a Christian asks them about the hope they have. They are to give an answer for why they live and act differently than those around them. Listen to the sermon to learn more. This sermon series is based on material taken from Fruitfulness on the Frontline published by Inter-Varsity Press, Nottingham, 2014. Used by Permission.

M5: Mouthpiece for Truth and Justice | Ezekiel 2:1-3:15

In Ezekiel 2:1-3:15, an Old Testament prophet named Ezekiel shows us what it means to speak truth and justice on our frontlines. Listen to the sermon by Tom Taylor. This sermon series is based on material taken from Fruitfulness on the Frontline published by Inter-Varsity Press, Nottingham, 2014. Used by Permission.

M4: Molding Culture | Colossians 3:1-14

In Colossians 3:1-14, the Apostle Paul challenges us to form a new Christ-centered culture. In light of the resurrection, we form this new culture through a new mindset, realizing all we have in Jesus. A change in mindset is like a one-degree shift. It might not seem big now, but it can lead to a radically different destination over the course of a thousand miles. Sometimes Christians are called to live counter-culturally, countering sexual expression with sacrificial love, offering forgiveness…

M3: Ministering Grace and Love | Luke 10:25-37

In Luke 10:25-37, Jesus teaches us not just who our neighbor is, but how to love our neighbor. Our neighbor isn’t just limited to geography, or those we like, but those we don’t think like us, or would never expect us to do anything kind for them. Jesus turns our pre-conceived notions of who we believe our neighbor to be on their head. Listen to the sermon learn more and apply it to your everyday life. This sermon series is…

M2: Making Good Work | Colossians 3:22-4:1

In Colossians 3:22-4:1, the Apostle Paul instructs slaves and masters on how they should perform their work. The Bible makes clear that work matters to God, because He uses it to bless the world, and He is ultimately everyone’s master. This reality changes our perspective. God should matter to our work, since when we do it well, we are actually helping to fulfill the commandment to love our neighbor. But how can we do this, especially if we feel like slaves…

M1: Modeling God’s Character | Galatians 5:19-26

In Galatians 5:19-26, the Apostle Paul contrasts the works of the flesh with the fruit of the Holy Spirit. The flesh, or human nature, is self-focused, and willing to put me first at the expense of others. The flesh takes advantage of others sexually, through religion or fake spirituality, and anger or dominance. The Spirit on the other hand, transforms Christians to love others, put their needs first, and do so at great personal expense. This is only possible as…

Fruitfulness on the Frontline | Colossians 1:15-20

In Colossians 1:15-20 we are introduced to Jesus. Jesus is the son of God who is the perfect image of God, the Lord of creation, the head of the church, and is reconciling all things to himself. But why does that matter? How does it apply to me as I live my life? Jesus is the God who cares about all of creation. Everything is made through him, things we see like bananas and mountains, and things we don’t see,…