December 10

9:00 am—Music and Prayer with Worship Team

Impact Hour streams live at 10 am

Sermon streams live at about 11:45 am

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Recordings are also available on the back table



10:00 am—Impact Hour:  Tom Szabo

"The Case for the Real Jesus" session 2



11:00 am—Worship for all ages

 Open communion served




11:30 am—Morning Message:  Pastor Clay Stidham

Children’s Church and Nursery meet in Creekview Room



"God Sent Forth His Son"

Genesis 3:12-25

Isaiah 7:14

Matthew 1:18-25

Colossians 2:9

Galatians 3:19-4:7

1 Corinthians 15:21-22, 45-47

John 3:1-16




12:15 pm Commitment and Dismissal


1:00 pm Prayer meeting at the office



December 15—Twelve Weeks of Prayer at the home of Arnie Abrams 7 pm

December 16—Tea Team Debriefing at Cornerstone Office 10 am

December 17—Children's Christmas Program and pot luck

December 24—Regular schedule of services

January 8, 2018—Monday Marys Ladies Bible Study orientation

January 17, 2018—Men’s Bible study resumes


December 24 through January 29 Volunteers will staff the Children's Church for winter recess.  Spring classes will begin February 5, 2018.  Kathleen Ensman will coordinate the volunteers.  Thank you Brenda, Angie, Kathleen and all our volunteers who make Children's Church possible and wonderful!!!


Word for Worship

Mt. Ararat and the Resurrection


“And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.” (Genesis 8:4)

The story of Noah’s preservation through the awful Flood has been recognized by all Bible students as a beautiful picture of the resurrection. It is, of course, a true story that actually happened the way the Bible describes, but it is also a beautiful analogy.

The Flood was sent as a judgment upon the sinful world of Noah’s day (Genesis 6:5-7, 11-13, 17). The “wages of sin” (Romans 6:23) has always been death. But God provided a way of salvation (i.e., the Ark that Noah built) to those eight souls who believed, Noah and his family (Genesis 6:8-9, 14-16, 18-22).

Although the analogy is not perfect, it does beautifully illustrate the fact that the punishment for sin is still death and that God has provided a perfect way of salvation to those who believe in His Son Jesus Christ and in His death on the cross.

In that light, it is interesting to note the date in today’s verse, which has great significance. The calendar was changed by God at the time of the Passover, another beautiful prefigure of Christ’s work. The seventh month became the first month (Exodus 12:2), and the Passover was to be observed on the fourteenth day of that month (v. 6) each year following. “Christ our passover” (1 Corinthians 5:7) was sacrificed for us on that day (John 19:14) and rose again the third day, the seventeenth day of the first (formerly the seventh) month.

This was the anniversary of the landing of Noah’s Ark on the mountains of Ararat, providing its inhabitants new life following judgment of the world and its destruction because of sin. What a blessed picture of our new resurrection life based on Christ’s death for our sins. JDM