6 Ways To Worship JESUS AS SAVIOR IN Your Home

October 3, 2015Weekly Devotional

  Thank You Prayers Take turns speaking out short thank you prayers “For how God has saved you and from what He has saved you.” Go back and forth a few times; at first it may seem awkward or you may begin with things that seem “Small”, but as you open your heart to Thanksgiving, you will begin to thank Him for greater, deeper, and more eternal things.   As Sunday’s sermon taught, Jesus saves us from death in the following ways: He saves us from the fate of death … Read More

February 13, 2015Weekly Devotional

Cornerstone Women’s Ministry Presents Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 19, 2015 (Check-in begins April 17 @ 6:00 p.m.) Blackstone Conference and Retreat Center 707 Fourth Street, Blackstone, VA  23824   *Registration: February 1– April 1 Cost:  $140.00 early registration until March 1 $150 March 1 – April 1 Connection Center Registration March 15, 22 and 29  (On-line registrations will have a nominal convenience fee) (Includes 2 nights’ lodging and all meals) $160 late registration after April 1 $25 Cancellation fee to cancel registration after April 1   Space is limited, please register … Read More

Galatians 5:1-15 Observation

October 20, 2014Pastor's Blog, Weekly Devotional

Choose Jesus I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. – Galatians 5:2 It seems unthinkable to most of us to share your spouse with another person. Choosing to marry is just that: choosing, not sharing! That’s what Paul says to the Galatians. They must choose: either they will follow Christ or they will follow the law. They cannot do both, no matter what the false teachers have told them. We can feel the tone of Paul’s … Read More

Galatians 4:8-20 Observation

October 13, 2014Pastor's Blog, Weekly Devotional

Compare and Contrast In today’s passage we will observe again Paul’s emotions towards the Galatian church. Often times when observing the Bible you will not only notice tones and emotions but also comparing and contrasting. Let’s observe the tone of this passage. “O foolish Galatians” (vs.1); “Who has bewitched you?” A question we should ask ourselves is why is Paul (author) so emotional? Paul answers that question with a compare and contrast. Sometimes noticing “compare and contrast” in the Bible will answer the very questions we have.   (vs.2) “Did … Read More

Galatians 3:1-14 Observation

October 6, 2014Pastor's Blog, Weekly Devotional

The Underage Child When studying the Bible often times there are analogies leads us to what God is wanting to say to us. As we look at chapter 4 of the book of Galatians we will see such a thing. How can Gentiles inherit the promises God gave to Abraham? Some people said that Gentiles ought to keep the laws of Moses if they want to be part of the covenant people. Paul said no! Paul ends chapter 3 by saying that Gentiles can inherit the promises of salvation without … Read More

Galatians 2:1-10 Observation

September 29, 2014Pastor's Blog, Weekly Devotional

Meeting in Jerusalem As we continue the Inductive Bible Study method let’s observe Galatians 2: 10. Let’s observe this passage asking ourselves who, what, when, and where. Oftentimes studying the Bible is as simple is asking yourself who, what, when, and where. Background: This takes us to a meeting in Jerusalem which may seem distant from the concerns of 21st-century Christians. But in fact, the stakes could not have been higher- it was a meeting which had huge consequences for us all, even today. And, as we’ll see, God protected … Read More

Galatains 1:1-9 Observation

September 22, 2014Pastor's Blog, Weekly Devotional

 Do Not Pervert the Gospel The gospel introduced the Jews to a new way of life – that of grace rather than law. The old covenant, with all of its regulations, was made obsolete by the new covenant (Hebrews 8:13). This transition was difficult for some Jewish  believers to handle, and a group called the Judaizers sprang up. The Judaizers embraced Christianity but said that some of the old covenant rites, including circumcision, still must be observed. Paul addresses this way of thinking to the Galatians church. As we study … Read More

What Jesus is Doing Right Now

September 15, 2014Pastor's Blog, Weekly Devotional

Hebrews 7 23The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, 24but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. 25Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. —Hebrews 7:23-25 Scripture assures us that Jesus Himself is praying for you and me—this minute. Hebrews 7:25 makes the following amazing statement: “Consequently, [Jesus] is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near … Read More

This is My Son

September 8, 2014Pastor's Blog, Weekly Devotional

This is My Son Hebrews 1:3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. There is no one like Jesus! Check out how His grace shows up in today’s passage. Jesus is the “radiance of God’s glory.” “Just as the radiance of the sun reaches this earth, so in Christ the glorious light of God shines into … Read More

Deuteronomy 33 Devotion

September 1, 2014Pastor's Blog, Weekly Devotional

Power for Living Positive thinking has transformed the lives of men and women in all stations of life. Its power lies in the ordinary ability of people to take control of their situations. Once you learn about this basic wisdom, it seems obvious that negative thoughts deplete personal energy. But then wisdom is always obvious to the wise, isn’t it? You’d think positive thinking might have been tre­men­dously helpful to Israel, a pea-sized nation in the midst of vast, powerful empires that used their own brand of positive thinking to … Read More