Jesus: Our Cornerstone

Youversion Link 4 questions & 4 Encouraging Truth Statements Why does Jesus send them out without Him? Jesus sometimes feels distant, but we are never abandoned. What was it like…
Youversion Link   How does the author describe the identity of God’s Son? What is the relationship between God and Jesus in these descriptions?   Hebrews 1:2 “God has spoken…
LISTEN UP!  Youversion Link Jesus’ Journey “We must pay more careful attention.”   Hebrews 2:1   WAIT FOR IT…       We are living in the in-between.   Hebrews 2:8   A PAINFUL PROCESS…
Youversion Link FAITH leads me to… Fix my eyes on the Savior. (Hebrews 3:1-6) because Jesus is Worthy What resources does Jesus offer me? Contentment Joy - John 17:13 Peace…
Youversion Link 7 Insights that can help me find genuine rest in God:   Combine your knowledge of God with Faith in God.  Hebrews 4:1-2 Enter God’s rest now, fully…
Youversion Link What makes Jesus such a great high priest? 1. He gets us. Hebrews 4:15 2. He's Approachable. Hebrews 4:16 3. He was chosen by God. Hebrews 5:5 How…
Youversion Link Encouraged by the reality that Jesus is our great High Priest! Challenged with the responsibility that we're priests too. What do we do as God's holy priesthood Give…
Youversion Link Hebrews 5:11-6:20, John 10:27-29, Ephesians 1:13-14 Two unchangeable things God's Promise God's Oath Next Steps What am I really attaching my security to? What is it that makes…
“Praise God, Jesus changed the rules!” Youversion Link What’s the deal with Melchizedek?      Genesis 14 Why did Jesus have to change the priesthood?    Hebrews 7:11    JESUS COMPLETELY CHANGED the…
Youversion Link   Hebrews 8:1-6     Why was God so nitpicky about the original tabernacle? Hebrews 8:7-13  What do we have to look forward to when all the “crazy” is over?…

Navigating the Madness

A balanced response to the Coronavirus Youversion Event Do Christians have good reason to panic? Psalms 46:1-11, Psalms 103:19, Philippians 4:4-7   How can I have peace when I don't…
Youversion Link How long will this go on? How Strong is your Relationship with God? Psalm 77 Start with God Ps77:1-2 It won't be easy Ps77:3-6 Doubt is Normal Ps77:7-9…
Youversion Link 2 great ways to keep smiling Watch for & celebrate the good we have Phillipians 4:4 Read all 4 chapters of Philippians and make a list of everything…
Youversion Link 3 BAD REASONS TO PRAY: Don’t pray to Impress People. Matthew 6:5 Don’t pray to Manipulate God. Matthew 6:7 Don’t pray to Inform God. Matthew 6:8 4 GOOD…
Youversion Link “Life is like a crock pot, and God is the Chef.” Keep Believing… God’s plans are good . Romans 8:28-30 “all things work together for good” Predestined Called…

Church as God intended

Church as God intended
Built on the resurrection, we are witnesses Youversion Link   Why do people go to church?  (Why do YOU?)   Jesus’ commitment:   “I will build my church , and the…
Youversion Link Two healthy things we can do when we're waiting for God to act: Pray Focus on what you CAN do   My Next Step with God is to...…
Youversion link Questions:                                         What is the Holy Spirit’s JOB? Do you think the Holy Spirit is as active at Cornerstone as He could be? When the Holy Spirit came in…
Youversion Link  5 Elements of good Christ-centered teaching: It starts where they are. Acts 2:14-16 It’s rooted in biblical history. Acts 2:16-21 It directs people’s attention to Jesus' provision. Acts…
Youversion Link   I am currently devoted to _________________. The early church was devoted to: The Apostles teaching The Fellowship The breaking of bread Prayer Church as God intended: A…
Youversion Link "What makes a day 'Good'?" Three different reasons people suffer: People suffer for BEING STUPID People suffer for PERSONAL GROWTH People suffer for THE NAME OF JESUS  …
Youversion Link   Three indicators that caring for widows is NOT inferior to the apostles' ministries of prayer and the ministry of the word: They addressed the need IMMEDIATELY They…
Youversion Link Get to know the 3 main players in the story The Ethiopian eunuch He's Important He's Broken He's Ready for Jesus Philip, the apostle He's Eager He's Bold…
Youversion Link How do we see God’s fingerprints in the early church? Acts 9:1-9 Saul of Tarsus, enemy of God’s Church, meets the Almighty Acts 9:10-17 Ananias asked to do…

Not Alone

Have you ever felt like you’re all alone?  Like nobody understands what you’re going through – or maybe even that nobody cares?  Life takes us there sometimes.  David wrote about that in Psalm 34.  He was a fugitive in enemy territory – he was supposed to be the next king of Israel, and yet he can’t even live in his own country because he’s being hunted by the current king.  And in that season of isolation, David writes Psalm 34.  Here is one verse from that Psalm:  “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (v18)  David came out of that season with praise on his lips.  He no longer felt alone.  If you can relate, maybe Psalm 34 would be a good one for you today.
Just something God brought to my mind as I prepare for Sunday’s message.I hope you find encouragement and strength in Jesus’ love for you today.
Nate

Anticipate

Youversion Link The ugly realities of the fall of mankind Evil entered the world The creation was cursed Our relationship with God was broken The beautiful promise of God after…
Youversion Link   Week 2 Discussion Time We hope the time of discussion today inspires your faith and fills you with hope.  We will face ups and downs in life,…
Youversion Link   When you look back on your life, what comes to your mind as one of the more meaningful ways you have known God is with you?  During…
“How good is your memory?” Who remembers something you got for Christmas last year? What are they key points in Israel’s history we’ve talked about? (Eden, Egypt, Exile)   Last…
Who has something to give thanks for from this past week?  We’ve seen a lot of history the last few weeks.  From the tragic fall of mankind away from God…

Finding Balance

Youversion Link We live in a rapidly changing world The faster things change the more likely you are to become off balance in response to those changes. Two crucial lenses…
Youversion Link The most important message of the Bible: How can my relationship with God be made right?   What is the difference between “good advice” and “good news”? Good…
Legalism or License Youversion Link   Romans 1:1-2:24 Legalism says "You Better" License says "Whatever" Romans 3:19-28   “The gospel transforms our hearts and our thinking and changes our approaches…
Youversion Event What comes to your mind when you think about the things that are most important to God?   The gospel is the environment out of which all God-pleasing…
Three awe-inspiring ways the gospel can change you: The gospel can bring you near to God. Ephesians 2:11-13 The gospel can forge peace in your relationships. Ephesians 2:14-22 The gospel…
Youversion Link   What’s WRONG with our culture?   What’s GOOD about our culture?   “Contextualizing” = Connecting your message with your people. Why should I take the time to…
Youversion link What is a CITY? A city is a social form in which people physically live close together to one another.”  Center Church, 135. Cities are like magnets. Cities…
“Resist the temptation to disappear into the safety of the Christian subculture”   Jesus doesn’t want us to feel stuck in the world; He wants us to feel sent into…

Difference Maker

Youversion Link “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9   YOUR POTENTIAL TO BE…
Youversion Link   You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.…
Youversion Link How do you overcome your guilty past to become a difference maker for God? Shame=the painful emotion caused by our consciousness of guilt Romans 3:10-24 Justified = I…
Youversion Link Obstacles that prevent me from becoming a difference maker for God: Fear, shame, and Indifference   "I care too much about ______________ which leaves less for me to…