August 13

Impact Hour streams live at 10 am

Sermon streams live at about 11:45 am

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Recordings are also available



9:00 am—Music and Prayer with Worship Team


10:00 am—Impact Hour with David Millet

"Happiness in Minimalism"


11:00 am—Worship for all ages

Open communion served


11:30 am—Morning Message with Pastor Clay Stidham


"The King’s Heart and God’s Hand"

James 1:13-14

James 3:1

Daniel 2:19-22

Proverbs 21:1-3

Exodus 9:11-17, 34-35

1 Samuel 6:6; 8:5-22; 9:2; 10:1,6-9, 19; 13:5-14; 15:1-3, 7-9, 13-16, 21-26; 16:6-22


12:15 pm—Commitment and Dismissal

1:00 pmPrayer meeting at Cornerstone Office



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

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

This Week

August 14—Monday Marys Fellowship 10 am at Nancy Stidham's home.  Celebration Salad.



Word for Worship

Ponder This

When reading anything on the Internet it is advisable to establish the reliability and credibility of the source.

Five Reasons to Embrace Unconditional Election  by John Piper 2013

A Rejection of John Piper's Five Reasons  by Southern Baptist Convention 2013

Five Reasons I Reject Unconditional Election  by Micah J. Murray 2013

Calvinism Critiqued by a Former Calvinist by Steve Jones prior to 2005

"Unconditional election is God’s free choice before creation, not based on foreseen faith, to which traitors he will grant faith and repentance, pardoning them and adopting them into his everlasting family of joy."  John Piper

"Mr. Piper also states, 'Before you were born or had done anything good or bad, God chose whether to save you or not.' While I appreciate that this view of salvation is not based on our merits, it seems to paint God as random and capricious. Regardless of how we understand sovereignty or free will or salvation, it implies that God picks and chooses favorites for no apparent reason."  Micah J. Murray

"So what doctrine do we put in the place of the Calvinist's Unconditional Election? Do we opt for one of the many Arminian forms of election? Tempting as that may be, I must now settle on the mysterious Biblical Election, the details of which have not been fully disclosed as we look into our "glass, darkly." Perhaps further theological works by thoughtful Christians will reveal a more satisfactory resting place for our convictions."  Steve Jones

A pastor trained under John MacArthur:

Quoted from a newsletter but posted without attribution to protect privacy

“But is this so-called “prayer of salvation” what Paul was referring to in Romans 10:9, when he declared, “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved”?  The kind of faith that saves consists of more than a single prayer.  Faith begins in the heart as God’s work, resulting in public confession throughout life.”

Concerning a member of his church who wanted to pray a "prayer of salvation":

“She is beginning to realize that salvation is not dependent upon praying some prayer, and that her prayer with this pastor was no more than the outworking of the prior work of God on her heart.” 

What Shall We Do? 

“Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?” (John 6:28)

This question is often asked by people who try to work their way into heaven. It was also asked in various ways by men in the New Testament, and it is vitally important to get the correct answer to such questions there and nowhere else.

For example, a rich young ruler once asked Jesus, “What shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” Jesus answered, “Go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor . . . and come, take up the cross, and follow me” (Mark 10:17, 21). That is, there is nothing of his own that one can bring to Christ to earn salvation; one must simply be willing to yield himself fully to Christ.

A lawyer had asked Jesus the same question, “tempting him.” This time, His answer was, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself” (Luke 10:27). But this standard is humanly unattainable by any child of Adam, so in effect, the lawyer was told it was impossible for him to do anything himself to inherit eternal life.

When the crowd asked Peter on the day of Pentecost, “pricked in their heart” because they had crucified Christ, “What shall we do?” Peter answered, “Repent, and be baptized . . . in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins” (Acts 2:37-38). What they had to “do” was an inward act of repentance and faith toward Christ and an outward public testimony demonstrating the reality of that inward change of heart and mind.

Years later at Philippi, a jailer asked Paul the apostle one night, “What must I do to be saved?” The answer was simply, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:30-31). HMM