may 15

cornerstone community church

Theme for 2022

“What manner of persons are ye to be? Go big!”

2 Peter 3:11 KJV


9:00 am—Music and Prayer with Worship Team


10:00 am—Impact Hour: Pastor Clay Stidham Streams live

“Live not by Lies” 7


11:00 am—Worship for all ages: Streams live


11:30 am—Morning Message: Pastor Clay Stidham


A Study on Drought”

Genesis 2:15

James 5:17

1 Kings 18:41ff


12:30—Fellowship pot luck at the Hampton


Calendar


May 21—Work Day at Hope House 9:30 am-Noon

All Ages Church and pot luck every 3rd Sunday

Fool Hollow Picnics:  June 19, July 17, August 21

Bluebird Ramada—get your free pass worth $10


Monday Marys 10 am at the office—May 16

Breakfast Bible Study 8 am at Office—May 24

Men’s Bible Study 7 pm at Office—May 25

Golden Girls 2:30 pm at the Office—May 20

Open Bible Study 4 pm at the Office—May 20


Bridge Builders—Picnic in Woodland Lake Park coming in July.  Date and time to be announced.


Michael F. Lewis

May 15, 1948-November 22, 2021

Mike was the loving husband of Ginny and wonderful father to their daughters Chelsie and Michaela.  He was a doting grandfather to Justus, Mia and Lewsie Lew.  An expert in all things mechanical, he operated an auto repair business in Show Low.  He is remembered as a good neighbor, a kind and patient man who loved Jesus and talked about the reality of Heaven.  We will see him again.  

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The Linen Clothes



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THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2022


“Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.” (John 19:40)

The Jews of Jesus’ day prepared bodies for burial in a much different fashion than we do today. In our text the word “wound” actually means “to bind, tie, or wind,” and bodies were tightly rolled up in long strips of linen cloth. Parallel passages in Matthew 27:59, Mark 15:46, and Luke 23:53 employ words derived from the Greek hellisso, meaning “to coil,” from which we get our word “helix.”

The tightness of the winding can be inferred from the raising of Lazarus from the dead. After Christ had called him back to life, “he that was dead came forth, bound [same word as ‘wound’] hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go” (John 11:44).

On resurrection morning, after hearing the news of the missing body of Christ, Peter and John ran to the sepulcher. “Peter...went into the sepulcher, and seeth the linen clothes lie, And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped [same word as ‘wound’] together in a place by itself. Then went in also that other disciple...and he saw, and believed” (John 20:6-8).

John recognized, as we should, that only a miracle could account for the state of these linen clothes. If thieves had stolen the body, they would either have taken the clothes, or the clothes would have been strewn around, not lying in the same location and shape as they had been when the body was present. Previously, John “knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead” (v. 9), but when he saw the linen clothes, he “believed.”

Christ miraculously rose from the dead. John believed; we have his eyewitness testimony. Can we do less? JDM 

May 8

cornerstone community church

Theme for 2022

“What manner of persons are ye to be? Go big!”

2 Peter 3:11 KJV


9:00 am—Music and Prayer with Worship Team


10:00 am—Impact Hour: Pastor Clay Stidham Streams live

“Live not by Lies” 6


11:00 am—Worship for all ages: Streams live


Open Communion Served


11:30 am—Morning Message: Pastor Clay Stidham


Author and Finisher”

Proverbs 22:6

Hebrews 12:2

Revelation 22:13


12:30—Commitment and Dismissal


1:00—Prayer Meeting at the Office


Calendar


May 9— Monday Marys 10 am at the Office

May 10—Breakfast Bible Study 8 am at Office

May 11—Men’s Bible Study 7 pm at Office

May 12 — Golden Girls 2:30 pm at the Office

May 12— Open Bible Study at the Office 4 pm

May 12-14—Origins conference at Calvary Baptist

May 14—Michael Lewis Memorial 11 am at Hampton

May 21—Work Day at Hope House 9:30 am-Noon

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The Mother of Us All



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SUNDAY, MAY 08, 2022


“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