When people talk about their giving you will often hear them speak about giving to the church or giving to God and sometimes about their gift to Jesus. And those are all valid expressions. I do feel that we give to God through the church and that our giving is an expression of love and […]Read More
Winter. . . Yuck!
Have I mentioned lately how much I hate winter? My mother says I have always hated winter but that’s not true. There were four years that I kind of enjoyed winter. Of course, those were the four years that we spent in Australia. And the past couple of storms haven’t helped. However, there are a […]Read More
Cornerstone Connections for March 15
Next 7 Days On Sunday: This week our message is “Giving to the Giver” and our scripture focus is John 12:1-8 It is Money Month at Cornerstone and if you are interested in where you stand with the “Estimate of giving” you made last May please contact Mike Kneebone Cornerstone Youth Fast Food Crawl March […]Read More
The Giver on Giving
If there’s anything more annoying than a preacher who is always bringing money into the mix, it’s one who sneaks money into his messages. One minute he’s talking about love and prayer and then wham the next minute he’s talking about what people give and don’t give and then he has the audacity to draw […]Read More
Giving it up for. . .?
So, what did you give up for Lent? Anything? I gave up brussel sprouts, snow shovelling and Barry Manilow music. In some churches, that are more traditional than we are, Lent is the 40 days (less Sundays) before Easter and has traditionally been seen as a time to “fast” or give something up for God. […]Read More
Giving to the Giver: The Giver
Things change, they don’t always stay the same. And today you are part of change. For sixteen years April has been “Stewardship Emphasize” month at Cornerstone, or as many like to call it “Money Month.” And you may have noticed that this isn’t April, it’s March and yet here Denn is getting ready to talk […]Read More
I’ve been Robbed
I was robbed and it happened when we were on vacation. While we were away we had the opportunity to attend a couple of presentations that we had been looking forward to. In both cases they didn’t start when they were supposed to start. When the staff finally got around to starting the session they […]Read More
That’s not Amusing, it’s Disturbing
At first, it just seemed amusing, a little strange but amusing, but when I actually stopped to think about it, amusing became disturbing. A recent article noted that Switzerland and New Zealand have banned the practice of boiling lobsters alive because there are some who think the crustaceans may feel pain. So, what changed the news about […]Read More
Possessed Pigs, That’s Weird 5
It has all the elements that are needed to define a story as weird. A cemetery, two violent men, the supernatural and pigs. The day had started with the Sermon on the Mount the morning before and Jesus had taught those that gathered around the basics of his Kingdom. How to deal with those we […]Read More
No We Won’t!
This year Cornerstone was planning on applying for a summer grant to hire a student to assist with our children and youth ministry. But there is a price to be paid. Not in dollars and cents, the grants are quite generous. The price to be paid is compliance. If you’ve missed it, the federal government […]Read More