May 14

9:00 am—Music and Prayer with Worship Team

10:00 am—Impact Hour Tom Szabo

“How Christianity Changed the World” 12

Recordings are available

 

11:00 am—Worship for all ages

Open communion served

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

Morning Message:  Pastor Clay Stidham

Abigail's Restraint

Deuteronomy 32:35

1 Samuel 25

James 5:9

Romans 12:17-20

2 Samuel 3:3

1:00 pm prayer meeting at the office

 

Announcements

May 20—Women’s Fair Team 10 am at Cornerstone Office

May 20 David Hobrecker and Ronita Walker wedding 1 pm

Meadowlark at Fool Hollow Lake.  $7 per car

May 24--Fellowship Pot Luck

May 28--Summer Children's Program begins

 

This Week

May 17—Men’s Bible Study 7 pm Cornerstone Office “Isaiah”

 

 

Word for Worship

The Mother of Us All 

“And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.” (Genesis 3:20)

Sarah, Abraham’s wife, was called the mother of all “the children of promise” (Galatians 4:28), and the wife of Noah was the mother of all post-Flood mankind, but Mother Eve, alone, was “the mother of all living.” “Adam was first formed, then Eve,” Paul said in 1 Timothy 2:13, and so-called “Christian evolutionists” have never yet been able to explain God’s unique formation of Eve’s body in any kind of an evolutionary context.

Eve, as our first mother, experienced all the great joys and great sorrows that all later mothers would know. She evidently had many “sons and daughters” (Genesis 5:4) and probably lived to see many generations of grandchildren. With Adam, she had even known paradise, but sin had entered their lives when they rebelled against God’s Word, and God had to say, “In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children” (Genesis 3:16). The greatest sorrow was no doubt when Cain slew Abel, and as with another mother whose Son’s innocent blood was shed many years later, it was like a sword piercing her own soul (Luke 2:35).

Nevertheless, as near as we can tell, after her first great sin, Eve trusted God’s Word henceforth and received His forgiveness and salvation. Later, as the mother of Seth, she taught him and her grandson, Enos, about the Lord and all His promises. “Then began men to call upon the name of the LORD” (Genesis 4:26).

Most Christian believers are looking forward to seeing their own mothers again someday—restating their love and appreciation for all they did in bearing them, and in caring, teaching, and praying for them. But it will be a wonderful experience to meet our first mother, also, as well as Sarah, Hannah, Mary, and all the other godly mothers of old. HMM