Living in the Power of the Spirit

TITLE: Living in the Power of the Spirit
PREACHER: Shaun Mackay
DATE: 24 MARCH 2013 – Sunday PM

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Psalm 65: Reasons to Praise

TITLE: Psalm 65: Reasons to Praise
PREACHER: Craig Herbert
DATE: 24 MARCH 2013 – Sunday AM

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INAPPROPRIATE Really Was a Story of Grace

I really enjoyed Sunday night’s INAPPROPRIATE event with Derek Chester-Browne. As the tag line said, it was a “story of grace” and it really lived up to its name.

Derek was honest and clear about where he has been and what God has done in his life. I knew he had been an ex drug-dealer, but I think it really struck home when he spoke about how he used to treat his family. I was moved by the incredible change that God did in this man’s heart and actions and was encouraged that in those things I struggle with, God can really change me too.

The fact that Derek isn’t all about self-motivation and self-power is fantastic. This is a story of grace, not a story of self-therapy. God really will save anyone who comes to him. I love how God spoke to Derek so clearly in the midst of all his shouting, anger and opinions. For God to tell a man to “shut and and listen” shows me that he really does communicate with us all personally. God goes looking for us. That is simply amazing.

Download Derek’s talk here and check out the photos at our Facebook page.

 

Rosebank has Launched!

 

On Sunday we launched our new site, Cornerstone Church Rosebank at the Rosebank Scout Hall. It was a fantastic morning with lots of visitors and a great celebratory atmosphere. There were jumping castles for the kids and many people in the community indicated how happy they were that we’re now in Rosebank. One couple has even been waiting since December for the launch.

Here are some quotes from people that were there on Sunday:

“It was a great vibe; great response. I’m very excited about what’s going to happen there.” – Nick Wienand

“It was such a peaceful. joyful time, and there was lots of excitement in the air. Marcus preached from Luke 4 and it was fantastic. Jesus is led by the Spirit into the desert and then returns in the power of the Spirit and starts his ministry. It was raw Gospel and all about living Jesus to the world, overcoming the devil and living by the Spirit. Worship was also awesome!” – Waldo Kruger.

“Wow, it was packed. What an awesome vibe!” – Shannon Strydom

“It was great when a couple phoned me and told me how happy they were that something was happening in that community. We’re trying to be community focused with the scouts and partnering with them and we really want to make a positive influence in Rosebank. On Sunday it was very community orientated and that was really fantastic.” – Craig Herbert

“It was fantastic. Fun was had by all. Great worship time.” – Francois vd Merwe

Calling Life Groups to help

Now that the launch has happened, the real work begins. In order to keep a momentum at the site, we’re asking Life Groups to look at pulling through on Sunday mornings (9:30am) and committing to help for three or four weeks – to welcome people and support that community. The support is really needed and very much appreciated! Speak to Waldo or Craig for details. Check out the Rosebank page for address details etc.

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Alpha South Side – 9 April

Starting Tuesday 9 April, South Side will be running an Alpha course for 10 weeks at Warwick and Lindsey’s home (Brackendowns, Johannesburg South).

What is Alpha?

Alpha provides a space for people to ask real, honest questions about the Christian faith. The evening opens up with everyone sharing a meal after which a short talk on the Christian faith is given. After the talk, the time is open for discussion and questions around the subject are encouraged.

The talks revolve around Jesus, why he died, how he lived, and so forth. Through the ten week course those involved should leave with a good understanding of what Christianity is and a good idea on what they think about Jesus and whether they want to be a Christian or not.

Please RSVP for catering. Call 011-616-4073 or email info@cornerstonechurch.co.za.

Alpha: Explore Life’s Big Questions

When: 9 April – 18 June, 2013
Where: Warwick and Lindsey’s home, Brackendowns, JHB South
Cost: None

RSVP for catering to 011-616-4073 or email info@cornerstonechurch.co.za

Inappropriate

TITLE: Inappropriate
PREACHER: Derek Chester-Browne
DATE: 17 MARCH 2013 – Sunday PM

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Living in Victory

TITLE: Living in Victory
PREACHER: Mark Meeske
DATE: 17 MARCH 2013 – Sunday AM

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Q & A with Leon, Jim and Marcus

TITLE: Q & A with Leon, Jim and Marcus
PREACHER: Lance de Ruig
DATE: 10 MARCH 2013 – Sunday AM

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Cornerstone Church 30th Birthday Bash

It’s our 30th Birthday bash this week! The festivities are kicking off from Wednesday until Sunday. Here’s how the week will look:

Wednesday – 6pm at Bedfordview
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  • An evening of prayer and thanksgiving at Bedfordview. Jim Lamont and Leon van Daele will be with us during our prayer time.

Thursday – 7pm at Uptown
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  • We’ll not just be celebrating our birthday but also the opening of the new Uptown venue.

Friday – 6pm at Bedfordview
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  • Dress in black & white
  • Festivities for the kids. (No Fun Fridays.)
  • Food on sale.
  • Ukwakha Isizwe will launch its recipe book, Food, Friends and Faraway Places. It costs R250.
  • Please use the bottom parking.

Sunday – All Sites Celebration at Bedfordview – 9am
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  • Jim and Leon will be preaching.
  • The kids will join us.
  • Bring and picnic afterwards. Please bring your own chairs, blankets, etc.
  • Braai fires will be made available.

We’re looking forward to a fantastic week together! We thank God for everything he has done, everything he is doing, everything he will do and for our friendships in and out of Cornerstone.

Cornerstone Church 30th Birthday

Wednesday, 6 – Sunday, 10 March 2013
For more details: info@cornerstonechurch.co.za; 011 616 4073