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DEVOTE: Prayer

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
– 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

In Acts 2:42 we see the Christian life as one of devotion to the Apostle’s Teaching (the Word of God), Fellowship, Communion and Prayer.

This booklet is about Prayer. It’s doubtful whether there is any Christian who has not found it difficult to pray, even many times. The objective of this booklet is not just to teach us about prayer but also to encourage us to actually pray. Too many Christians don’t actually pray. Our hope of that you will be informed about prayer and its many aspects to get you to feel more comfortable, challenged and eager to actually pray, and pray with more joy, depth, pleasure, power, regularity and freedom!

Each of the booklets in our DEVOTE series are specifically designed for Life Group discussion and teaching, but also work well for personal study.

Download the booklet in your preferred format below:

Download the other booklets in this series

DEVOTE: Prayer

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Acts 2:42 says the Church is to be devoted to the Apostles' Teaching, Fellowship, the Breaking of Bread, and Prayer. In this booklet we look at the subject of Prayer.

DEVOTE: Breaking Bread

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Acts 2:42 says the Church is to be devoted to the Apostles' Teaching, Fellowship, the Breaking of Bread, and Prayer. In this booklet we look at the subject of Breaking Bread.

DEVOTE: Fellowship

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Acts 2:42 says the Church is to be devoted to the Apostles' Teaching, Fellowship, the Breaking of Bread, and Prayer. In this booklet we look at the subject of Fellowship.

DEVOTE: Teaching

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Acts 2:42 says the Church is to be devoted to the Apostles' Teaching, Fellowship, the Breaking of Bread, and Prayer. In this booklet we look at the subject of the Apostles' Teaching.

DEVOTE: Prayer

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
– 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

In Acts 2:42 we see the Christian life as one of devotion to the Apostle’s Teaching (the Word of God), Fellowship, Communion and Prayer.

This booklet is about Prayer. It’s doubtful whether there is any Christian who has not found it difficult to pray, even many times. The objective of this booklet is not just to teach us about prayer but also to encourage us to actually pray. Too many Christians don’t actually pray. Our hope of that you will be informed about prayer and its many aspects to get you to feel more comfortable, challenged and eager to actually pray, and pray with more joy, depth, pleasure, power, regularity and freedom!

Each of the booklets in our DEVOTE series are specifically designed for Life Group discussion and teaching, but also work well for personal study.

Download the booklet in your preferred format below:

Download the other booklets in this series

DEVOTE: Prayer

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Acts 2:42 says the Church is to be devoted to the Apostles' Teaching, Fellowship, the Breaking of Bread, and Prayer. In this booklet we look at the subject of Prayer.

DEVOTE: Breaking Bread

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Acts 2:42 says the Church is to be devoted to the Apostles' Teaching, Fellowship, the Breaking of Bread, and Prayer. In this booklet we look at the subject of Breaking Bread.

DEVOTE: Fellowship

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Acts 2:42 says the Church is to be devoted to the Apostles' Teaching, Fellowship, the Breaking of Bread, and Prayer. In this booklet we look at the subject of Fellowship.

DEVOTE: Teaching

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Acts 2:42 says the Church is to be devoted to the Apostles' Teaching, Fellowship, the Breaking of Bread, and Prayer. In this booklet we look at the subject of the Apostles' Teaching.

DEVOTE: Breaking Bread

“This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
– Luke 22:19

In Acts 2:42 we see the Christian life as one of devotion to the Apostle’s Teaching (the Word of God), Fellowship, Communion and Prayer.

This booklet is about Breaking Bread. This is a practice instituted by Jesus Himself. We want to look at its deeper meaning and its very real (and surprising) application to our Christian life.

Each of the booklets in our DEVOTE series are specifically designed for Life Group discussion and teaching, but also work well for personal study.

Download the booklet in your preferred format below:

Download the other booklets in this series

DEVOTE: Prayer

/
Acts 2:42 says the Church is to be devoted to the Apostles' Teaching, Fellowship, the Breaking of Bread, and Prayer. In this booklet we look at the subject of Prayer.

DEVOTE: Breaking Bread

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Acts 2:42 says the Church is to be devoted to the Apostles' Teaching, Fellowship, the Breaking of Bread, and Prayer. In this booklet we look at the subject of Breaking Bread.

DEVOTE: Fellowship

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Acts 2:42 says the Church is to be devoted to the Apostles' Teaching, Fellowship, the Breaking of Bread, and Prayer. In this booklet we look at the subject of Fellowship.

DEVOTE: Teaching

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Acts 2:42 says the Church is to be devoted to the Apostles' Teaching, Fellowship, the Breaking of Bread, and Prayer. In this booklet we look at the subject of the Apostles' Teaching.

Life Groups: Living in the Kingdom from House to House

What does the Bible say about Life Groups – small groups of believers gathering regularly at homes?

Our Bible Study on Life Groups is now also available for download as two manuals in PDF form – one manual for leaders and one for the Priesthood. These you can read on your iPad / Kindle / PC / smartphone or any device that supports PDF (most devices).

Click here to download Life Groups: For Leaders

Click here to download Life Groups: For the Priesthood

You can download all the audio files and read all the transcripts online, as well as download each transcript individually, at this link.

Looking at Life Groups

TITLE: Looking at Life Groups
PREACHER: Marcus Herbert
DATE: 7 OCTOBER 2012 – Sunday AM

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Life Groups: Being Part of a Life Group

TITLE: Life Groups: Being Part of a Life Group
PREACHER: Various
DATE: 12 SEPTEMBER 2012 – Wednesday PM

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In this final part of this series we will talk about what being part of a Life Group is all about and re-iterate its importance in the life of the priesthood.

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Life Groups: Leading a Life Group Meeting

TITLE: Life Groups: Leading a Life Group Meeting
PREACHER: Marcus Herbert
DATE: 12 SEPTEMBER 2012 – Wednesday PM

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In Part 6 we covered the way in which newcomers are brought into the life of Cornerstone and what believers in the church expect from the leaders. We also covered some practicalities in leading a Life Group and these will be expounded on in greater detail for this final part of this series.

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Life Groups: Practical Expectations for Deacons

TITLE: Life Groups: Practical Expectations for Deacons
PREACHER: Glenn van Rooyen & Shaun Mackay
DATE: 5 SEPTEMBER 2012 – Wednesday PM

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In part 5 of this part of the series for leaders and potential leaders we looked at shepherding in more detail. Now we will focus more on practical issues, starting with the practical expectations of deacons.

Following up newcomers

Who is the church?

We are the church. So when we say we are Cornerstone church, we are a body of believers who call ourselves Cornerstone Church. We aren’t some organisation, we’re a people.

At some point in our personal histories we decided that this was going to be our spiritual home. But what was it that made us decide that? Was it the coffee? The music? The boys and girls? Location? There are many reasons why people come to a church. But what keeps us here is important and it’s important how we welcome anyone new in and let them know who it is we are.

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Life Groups: Our Discipleship Shepherding Wineskin

TITLE: Life Groups: Our Discipleship Shepherding Wineskin
PREACHER: Marcus Herbert
DATE: 29 AUGUST 2012 – Wednesday PM

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In Part 4 we showed the qualifications and functions of a deacon. In this part we will look at shepherding in more detail.

 The motivation for shepherding

Matt 9:35—38

35 And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them.” That’s our saviour. But it’s amazing how differently it’s been with leaders throughout the ages, where rather than being moved by compassion they’ve seen the crowds and sought to take advantage of them.

When Jesus feeds the five thousand and the four thousand (Matt 14: 13 – 21; 15:32) the Scriptures re-iterate how he was moved by compassion.

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Life Groups: Being a Contributing Part of the Body

TITLE: Life Groups: Being a Contributing Part of the Body
PREACHER: Mark Meeske
DATE: 29 AUGUST 2012 – Wednesday PM

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In part 4, we looked at what the priesthood of all believers is about. In this part, we’ll be looking at how one integrates and functions in the Body of Christ.

What defines the Church?

The church isn’t an organisation or a building but is a group of people. So, we are the church. When we say we’re going to church we mean we’re going to be with God’s people, a local group of God’s people, not that we’re going to a building.

Essentially, two words define the local church (a local group of people): Integrated and Functioning.

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Life Groups: Qualifications and Functions of a Deacon

TITLE: Life Groups: Qualifications and Functions of a Deacon
PREACHER: Marcus Herbert
DATE: 22 AUGUST 2012 – Wednesday PM

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In Part 3 we discussed why Life Groups are important for us today and how they are practically worked out in the life of a church, using Cornerstone as an example.

Now the course splits into two – for those who are involved in leadership or would like to be and for those who aren’t. We’ve called these two parts “Leadership” and “Priesthood” for ease-of-use, knowing that, of course, all of us are the priesthood.

You are currently reading the first part for leaders and potential leaders, which is the fourth part of the course overall. In this part we will talk about the qualifications and functions of a deacon.

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