february 18 spotlight

dealing with division

These articles focus on specific concerns deemed relevant to the Christian community.  We are observing the dividing lines between church and state. Click on the photo to read the story.  Articles are for information only and do not necessarily represent the views of Cornerstone Community Church.

  • persecution watch

    Two Indiana parents are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hold the state accountable for removing their gender-confused child from their home due to their Biblical beliefs about sex and gender.

    Mary and Jeremy Cox filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari Thursday asking the high court to review the removal of their son, who identifies as a girl, from their home because they did not use female names or pronouns when addressing their child. 

    "This is what every parent is afraid of. We love our son and wanted to care for him, but the state of Indiana robbed us of that opportunity by taking him from our home and banning us from speaking to him about gender," said the couple. "We are hopeful that the Justices will take our case and protect other parents from having to endure the nightmare we did."  MORE

  • culture watch

    Pop Tart inventor Bill Post dies at age 96. Post developed the Pop-Tart while he was in his 40s working as a plant manager of the Hekman Biscuit Company, what is now known as the Keebler Company, after being approached by Kellogg Company executives...He retired at the age of 56 as senior vice president of Keebler, which was later purchased by Kellogg's.

    Post's life is also marked by his devout Christianity. He was a member of Gideons International for 60 years, and his obituary states: "He was the first to bring comfort, read scripture and offer a prayer with any friend or family member in need." MORE


  • revival watch

    Pastor left Chiefs' Super Bowl Parade early after Holy Spirit told him to. Timmy Hensel, pastor of River Church Family in Raytown, Missouri, and the Central Southeast Regional Pastor for the Foursquare Church, told CBN News the Holy Spirit prompted them to leave before their favorite players were introduced.

    At first, he thought "no" and wasn't sure. But his wife also felt they should leave.

    "She actually asked, she's like - should we go? And she's like, this, I know this is important to you, wanna stay? And I'm like, you know what, we should go. I just felt that sense to go. And so we started walking back and all of a sudden, in a little bit, we're getting texts - 'Are you okay?' And, I think it, it really kind of hit me, I was, I went back - and I'm like 'What in the world is going on?' I look at this aerial shot from a helicopter and it's panning down, and there's blood on the street, and I'm like, oh my gosh, we were standing right there."

    He says the experience shows him Christians need to listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

    "I guess I would encourage others to practice listening. We do a lot of talking, we do a lot of praying, which is good, but listening is just as important, because he has something to say."   MORE

limelight

Betty Perkins celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends last Friday.  A surprise visit by grandson Troy was the best gift of all.  Delicious cake and ice cream were served amid a forest of birthday balloons.  The sunny winter day was an added blessing.  Betty enjoys visitors and the chance to reminisce about the blessings of the Lord throughout her life.

    lovelight

    A Shout out to our viewers!

    Many members are not able to be present today but will be joining us online.  Here's a shout out to let you know we are praying for you today, that God will supply every need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  Everyone is encouraged to use the prayer request form at the PRAYER WALL

    Nancy, Leanne, Diana, Betty, Mike, Sarah, Ryan, Jim, Janet, Irene, Patrick, Abner, Chermaine, Erin, Seive, Eliana, Stella, Francine, Laura, Ron, Brenda, Cole, Angela, Tom, Kathleen, Ron, Virginia

    lamplight

    Biblical Creation Is Essential


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    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2024


    “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” (Genesis 1:1-5)

    The doctrine of creation is foundational to comprehending the whole Bible. One can’t change the beginning narrative—even tamper with the smallest Hebrew letter—without incurring the consequences voiced by our Lord Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:17-19).

    Biblical creation is essential for correctly grasping and understanding the gospel. The true gospel begins in Genesis when God proclaims, “God created the heaven and the earth” and is further expanded with God’s promise to the serpent that He will put “enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel” (Genesis 3:15).

    Yahweh speaks in Genesis 1 and then speaks right through Scripture until its climax in Revelation 22:18, when He warns, “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

    Either you believe the book of Genesis to be historically true or you don’t. If you don’t believe the clarity of Genesis, then you are left with believing deceptive forms of a naturalistic worldview (Colossians 2:8). CCM

    morning message

    Secondary Title

    Pastor Clay Stidham presents the Annual Report.

    Ray Cieslak presents a report on a School Project in Uganda.