August 2 Bulletin
1 Timothy 6:12 (NKJV)
9:00 am—Music and Prayer with Worship Team
Impact Hour streams live at 10 am
Worship service streams live at 11:00 am
Click on “Livestream” or "Listen Live" at cornerstonelakeside.com
Recordings are also available
10:00 am—Impact Hour: Clay and Nancy Stidham
"Looking for Heaven on Earth" 2
Video links to Shakers
11:00 am—Worship for all ages
Children’s Church and iTeens suspended until further notice
Morning Message: Pastor Clay Stidham
"Do Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly"
1 John 3:17-24
2 Corinthians 3:5
12:30 pm —Commitment and Dismissal
1:00—Council Meeting at the Office
All Picnics at Fool Hollow Cancelled
August 3—Monday Marys Bible Study on Zoom 10 am and in person at the office
August 7—Friday Bible Study at the office 7 pm
August 12—Men's Bible Study at the office 7 pm
In the News
Articles featured do not necessarily represent the opinion of Cornerstone Community Church or its members. Selection of articles is for information purposes only.
Protestors in Portland appear to be burning dozens of Bibles and American flags in front of the city’s Federal Courthouse. The videos follow a pull back of federal officers following an apparent compromise between local Democrat politicians and the Trump administration.
A hotbed of far-left violence, Portland has seen Black Lives Matter (BLM) and AntiFa rioters in the streets for weeks, with individuals now targeting objects inextricably linked to America’s heritage and Judeo-Christian values.
Such demonstrations – which have quickly devolved into chaos – have prompted President Trump to deploy federal troops to areas ravaged by AntiFa and BLM violence.
Despite aiming to restore law and order by having federal authorities remain in these cities, many Democrats have come out against police presence in the areas with some even insisting the ongoing riots are a “myth.”
The tactic of burning Bibles was most recently observed in Communist China. The Associated Press reported in 2018:
China’s government is ratcheting up a crackdown on Christian congregations in Beijing and several provinces, destroying crosses, burning bibles, shutting churches and ordering followers to sign papers renouncing their faith, according to pastors and a group that monitors religion in China.
The campaign corresponds with a drive to “Sinicize” religion by demanding loyalty to the officially atheist Communist Party and eliminating any challenge to its power over people’s lives.
The similarities between communist agitators in the United States and the Chinese Communist Party continue to grow as the two groups come together over their goal of removing President Trump from office in November, and forcing the United States into irredeemable decline.
Word for Worship
“Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.” (Jeremiah 20:9)
When God’s Word really becomes a part of one’s soul, that one can never be the same again. As dejected Jeremiah said in his imprisonment: “The word of the LORD was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily” (Jeremiah 20:8). So, he said: “I will not…speak any more in his name.” But he could not quit! God’s Word was burning in his bones, and he must let it out. “Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?” (Jeremiah 23:29).
The psalmist David had a similar testimony. “I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred. My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue” (Psalm 39:2-3). When the resurrected Christ “expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself,” the two disciples from Emmaus later testified: “Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?” (Luke 24:27, 32).
Of all the symbols applied in the Scriptures to God’s Word, that of fire is the most awe-inspiring. Fire was not a discovery of some primitive man, as evolutionists imagine, but has always been an instrument of God’s judgment, from the flaming sword in Eden (Genesis 3:24) to the lake of fire in hell (Revelation 21:8). In fact, God Himself is said to be “a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:29).
The word of fire in the burning heart cannot be contained but must be proclaimed at any cost. As Paul acknowledged: “Necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!” (1 Corinthians 9:16). HMM