August 20

9:00 am—Music and Prayer with Worship Team


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10:00 am—Impact Hour:  Arnie Abrams

"Resisting Gossip"


11:00 am—Worship for all ages

 Celebration of birthdays and anniversaries

11:30 am— Children’s Church and Nursery meet in Creekview Room

Morning Message:  Pastor Clay Stidham


"David and King Saul"

1 Samuel 24

Luke 6:28

Proverbs 25:22

Romans 12:20


12:15 pm—Commitment and Dismissal

12:30 pmPot luck at Fool Hollow Lake.  Stop at the gate and tell them you are with Cornerstone at the Bluebird Ramada.  $7 per vehicle 



September 11--Monday Marys Bible Study begins 10 am at Cornerstone Office "Me, Myself and Lies" by Jennifer Rothchild

September 15—Living Hope Banquet 6 pm at White Mtn. Bible Church.  Sign up with Nancy Stidham


This Week

August 23—Men’s Bible Study 7 pm Cornerstone Office “Isaiah”




Word for Worship

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
I would that ye all spake with tongues but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.


The False Doctrine behind the "Strange Fire" of John MacArthur 2013

Eddie L. Hyatt:  "In his latest book, Strange Fire, John MacArthur viciously labels the Pentecostal/charismatic movement as 'a false church as dangerous as any cult or heresy that has ever assaulted Christianity.'

As I have read and reread his polemic, one thing that becomes clear is that MacArthur’s entire theological outlook is guided and determined by his commitment to the Calvinistic doctrine of cessationism, the belief that the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit were withdrawn from the church after the death of the original apostles of Christ. This, however, is a false doctrine that cannot be substantiated by either Scripture or church history."

Piper addresses Strange Fire and Charismatic Chaos 2013

John Piper: “I advocate obedience to 1 Corinthians 12:31, ‘earnestly desire the higher gifts.’ And I advocate obedience to 1 Corinthians 14:1, ‘earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you might prophesy.’ And I advocate obedience to 1 Corinthians 14:39, ‘earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.’ I want Christians today to obey those texts.”

Strange Fire:  conclusions (for now!) and false prophets

Adrian Warnock concerning Matthew 7:15-23:  "... doesn't this passage say that the key issue here is whether or not we KNOW Jesus, not necessarily simply have correct doctrine? I don’t doubt for a moment that many cessationists do indeed know Jesus. They are in many cases just not enjoying fully the benefits of that relationship.  I am sure that charismatics and cessationists alike will meet around the throne in heaven, and our disagreements will melt away. Lets not try and make the charismatic issue into a gospel issue. Salvation isn’t by faith plus the correct view on gifts of the Holy Spirit!"

Ponder This:

There are many doctrines and movements in the church whose popular teachers promote them through TV, books, seminars, conferences and schools.  These things can be useful in the study of the scriptures but they can also become distractions that take us off the main path in our spiritual walk.  

Some of the recent movements that should be examined carefully in light of the scriptures include 20th Century Reform Theology, Cessationism, Replacement Theology, The Emergent Church Movement, The Faith and Prosperity Gospel Movement, The Charismatic/Pentecostal Movement, The New Apostolic Reformation and Kingdom Now Theology to name a few.  It's good to become familiar with the buzzwords and leading proponents of these movements.  It's also good to ask questions of those who believe something different from yourself.  When discussing controversial matters we should always do our best to speak in love and show respect for personal beliefs.

We must each read, study, pray and be fully persuaded in the way we apply the Bible to our daily walk.  Concerning the question of Cessationism, (and any of the movements/trends/theologies) this scripture is good admonition:

1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 (KJV)

19 Quench not the Spirit.

20 Despise not prophesyings.

21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.