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Change

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Change. The songwriter said turn and face the change. Easier sung than lived. Why is change so hard? Internal inertia? Personal ease and comfort? Fear of the unknown? Are these obstacles necessary? Can we glean new understanding to help us? Yes I know we can and in fact I would challenge you to work hard at it because change is inevitable. The mere gravitational well of ag...

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The Beauty of Diversity

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Have you ever thought about how weird it would be if our body was made of one bodypart? Think about it. Instead of having a head, a core, arms, legs, eyes etc., what if wewere just a nose or just one big foot? Or what if a foot tried to do the job of an eye, and the hand of an ear simply because itreally wanted to be that other body part? It wouldn't work right?! As hard ...

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Is My Child Saved?

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Every Christian parent desperately wants their child to receive God's grace and trust in Christ for salvation. But even after saying a prayer for forgiveness, there can be moments where we step back and ask, "Are they really saved? Or are they just going through the motions?" The younger the child, the harder it is to see whether or not they have truly passed from unbeli...

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“You Can’t Worship To That!” The Global Gospel and Musical Preferences

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"You Can't Worship To That!" The Global Gospel and Musical Preferences Are there certain types of music that cannot be used to worship God? Does the Bible prescribe specific kinds of music that will please God and certain kinds that displease Him? Specifically, let's talk about rap and hip-hop music. Is there anything intrinsically wrong with rap and hip-hop music that w...

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Where Does God Fit?

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Where does God fit? Have you asked yourself this question before? Quite often we can find ourselves subtly asking this about the big arenas of our lives. Where does God fit into my life at work? School? Hobbies? Where does God fit in my relationships with my friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, and acquaintances? Chris Wright answers that question and challenges us to ...

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Pray For Our Church

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Pray for our Church Summers can be filled with so much activity that our prayer life can shrivel. Paul in writing to various churches highlights some ways to reinvigorate your prayer life by praying for the church from Ephesians 1:15-23. This is an interactive blog. Fill in the banks with people from Cornerstone. My hope is that you will enlarge your prayer life by making...

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Unexpected Tools for Immeasurable Impact

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When I watch my toddler play, I'm amazed at how he takes ordinary things, like a cardboard box and a couple blocks, and makes them into many different things that entertain him for hours. As a child, he doesn't have in mind other things that he could use instead of "just an old box" that might be better suited for the job or build a more structurally sound building for his...

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Spring Cleaning Of The Heart

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When spring arrives with a gusto of green splashed across the once dormantlandscape the air becomes more vibrant and life seems larger. Yet inside our homesthe air is stale and the place screams 'help!' Yes, spring-cleaning season has arrived. There are probably some favored and some not so favored tasks that mark this rite of passage to summer. One of mine is changing the...

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Doctrine matters

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Doctrine matters. Truth matters. As Christians, we don't need to know a lot of things to make our lives count for Christ, but we do need to know some key, foundational truths that are simply breathtaking in their reality and overwhelming in their impact. This means going deep, deep into the Bible where we can swim for a lifetime and yet never reach the end of that ocean of...

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Resurrected Spring

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Spring is in the air, so the saying goes. Somehow the subfreezing temperature doesn't match the clich during this first week of spring 2018. Yet I heard spring birds chirping early this morning and saw the perennials thrusting green through the crusted soil in the garden. This frenzy of seasonal renewal also signals another yearly celebration, the event called, Easter. The...

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