Europe Report Back

Written by Marcus Herbert

Adele and I recently returned from our trip to Europe. Four countries in three weeks meant lots of travelling but the Gospel energises us to push on. We started in Portugal, moved on to Italy, attended to the Europe team time in Germany and ended off spending some time with our friends, Alexis and Dalene Wadman in Amstelvijn in the Netherlands. Read more

The Whole Counsel of God – Michael Eaton

The Whole Counsel of God - Michael Eaton

Dr. Michael Eaton visited Cornerstone Church in July 2008 and again in August 2009 to preach through The Whole Counsel of God series. This is an excellent systematic theology series rich in biblical exposition that serves as an overview of the beliefs that define our Christian faith.
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Gospel In Life 8: Eternity

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PREACHER: Marcus Herbert
DATE: 3 JULY 2011 – Sunday PM

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The Siege Is Over

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PREACHER: Anton Tjabring
DATE: 3 JULY 2011 – Sunday AM

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Seeing Things As We Are

Written by Ian Weeden

To a great team of deacons,

Whilst we all feel the many pressures that we continue to face, in the light of the economic, material, mental and physical environment in which we live, there is a promise from God which must ‘undergird’ our experiences. 2 Corinthians 12:9. “My Grace is sufficient for you.” Read more

Botswana Report-Back

Written by Jaryd Nesbitt

The time in Botswana showed us all in many ways how God can work through a youth who is on fire to change a city and even a nation. Throughout the time spent there we saw healing after healing. Many had words of knowledge which proved to be accurate. yet we were still all impacted by God’s voice that is just as vital to the miracles we encountered. During the outreaches we were the ones ministering to the lost, but over the 3 days of the Equip each of us were touched by God in a unique way. The friendships we built and the lives we saw impacted by God’s awesome power will never be forgotten. Read more

Gospel in Life 7 : Justice

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PREACHER: Philip Quinn
DATE: 26 JUNE 2011 – Sunday PM

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Born to Be Wild

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PREACHER: Marcus Herbert
DATE: 26 JUNE 2011 – Sunday AM

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Why Lead Worship? – Part 1 – a.k.a. Cold Hands

Cold Hands

Written by Jonno Warmington

It’s been pretty cold lately – particularly early in the morning – and it’s got me thinking. Church musicians, why do you do what you do? Why practice an ever-changing bunch of songs to play and sing with people in your Life Group, your Youth Group, your church meeting or wherever you do it? Why do you rehearse on a Saturday when friends and family are relaxing? Why do you get up at 6:00am on a Sunday morning in the middle of winter and try to warm up your fingers and voices to a point where they work to some semblance of fluidity before standing in front of a crowd of people to sing and play music. It’s fun? Yeah, I guess it is, but if it’s for some sort of gratification, whether the recognition of people or your own entertainment, it’ll be short-lived – especially when your delicate musician hands are so cold.

We have to be worshippers of God first before we are musicians. The Westminster Shorter Catechism says, “The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever”. Now, I’m not entirely convinced that that’s our purpose in it’s entirety during this life but I do believe that it is, at the very least, a very big part of it. God has created us for relationship with Him and our most natural way of relating to Him is in worship.

Ok.. So, if we are to be worshippers and if we try as far as possible to take our lead from the bible then I’d like to look at a biblical character that models a worshipper and attempt to learn a few things from this person. No prizes for guessing who I’m about to look at. Ok, so maybe a small prize: a chocolate to the first person who names the character. I’ll even double the stakes if the answer comes with a good explanation. Ok, go!

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From Mark’s Heart

written by Mark Meeske

For those who are able to take a breather over the July holidays, enjoy.  For those who can’t, I trust you will still find time to recoup physically, emotionally and spiritually.  Probably the greatest gift you can give to your family and your people is a happy and fresh you!

It’s been said that if your output exceeds your input, then your upkeep becomes your downfall.  Your “input” therefore is most important.  That’s why Jude encourages us to “build ourselves up in our most holy faith”.  No one can do that for you; you have to know how to dig your own spiritual wells, to resource yourself spiritually!  He goes on to say, “and pray in the Holy Spirit”.  Martin Luther knew the value and power of praying in the Holy Spirit: “Prayer is the single most important thing in my life. Should I neglect to pray for a single day, I would lose a great deal of the fervour of my faith”.  Jude then urges us to “keep ourselves in God’s love…” (Jude 20-21).  It’s our responsibility to do that! God’s love is always reaching out and available to us; we’ve got to embrace it, receive it and hold onto it.

One of the greatest lessons we can learn from David is that he knew how to encourage and strengthen himself in the Lord (1 Sam 30:6).  It’s this lesson that will put us in good stead for longevity in ministry. My plea is stay connected to the Vine (John 15:4) and keep tapping into the Spring of Living Water (Jer 17:13).

We so appreciate who you are and all you do for the King and His Kingdom.

Fondest regards,

Mark