'gospel' Tagged Posts

'gospel' Tagged Posts

Esther Discussion Guide/Questions

Thanks for checking out our college group’s discussion guide of the book of Esther. I hope this helps you study and reflect on the book as we prepare to discuss it together. Here are some helpful resources for studying the book of Esther (PDF download at bottom of page): The Bible Project: Esther Video & Discussion Guide For Such a Time as This article by Bethany Jenkins Esther and the Silent Sovereignty of God article by Bethany Jenkins  How to…

Gospel-Centered Advent Reading Week 2: The Peace Candle

In the beginning we had peace with God and each other. When we chose our way instead of God’s way we traded our peace for conflict and war. Humankind ruled with an iron fist and so God wiped all people but Noah and his family off the face of the earth with a flood. As the waters dried Noah sent a dove from the ark to search for dry land. It returned with a freshly plucked olive leaf. The dove…

Gospel-Centered Advent Reading Week 1: The Hope Candle

Creation began with hope. In the first verses of the Bible God called hope out of the chaotic darkness. Genesis 1:2-3 (NIV) Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.  And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.  At the beginning there was so much hope. Into this hope-filled world God brought the first man and woman, Adam and Eve.…

Can God exist if I’m in chronic pain?

Can God exist if I’m in chronic longterm pain? How could a good God allow people to hurt so much? Listen to Pastor Jonathan as he explains the story of Jesus and how the Bible answers this question.

Receiving & Giving Communion

In 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, we hear Paul talk about both receiving and giving Communion. Likewise, we both receive the gospel message through the Lord’s Supper and are encouraged to give it to others. Reflect on last month’s devotional as you prepare your heart for the Lord’s Supper this coming Saturday.

Cornerstone Connect: October 18, 2015 Edition

The October 18 Edition of the Cornerstone Connect is full of information! We hope you will be involved in our Trunk or Treat on October 31!  Load up your trunk with goodies and come on over at noon to the Cornerstone parking lot.  It should be a fun afternoon for kids and adults alike!  Have questions?  Shirley Burchfield can answer them. We’d love to worship with you on Saturday at 5:00–please come!

What is the Gospel?

What is the gospel? My first semester at seminary I showed up feeling called by God to become a pastor and I couldn’t say what the gospel was. Sure I had an idea. Isn’t the gospel that we’re “saved by faith” or that “Jesus rose again”? The word gospel comes from the Greek word that means “good news.” Mark 1:1 tells us the gospel is “the good news about Jesus the Messiah.” So what about Jesus’ life and ministry is…