Sermons on Church

Sermons on Church

A New Start | Exodus 3:1-15

Pastor Ron started a sermon series called “A New Beginning” with a lesson taken from God’s call to Moses. Take-Aways God can initiate a “New Start” on any ordinary day He chooses. We need to retrieve Reverence. Our Past doesn’t disqualify us from a “New Start.” God may initiate a “New Start” in us to prompt a “New Start” in someone else. Discussion Questions 1. According to Ex. 2:23-25 what are the reasons believers who are “groaning” can be hopeful…

God’s Glory Before Us | Psalm 29

Pastor Ron reminds us of God’s glory and how we can glorify God in his first sermon at Cornerstone. Discussion Questions 1. Share any instance when you appreciated the Glory of God this past week. 2. Can you cite an instance when God has given you strength and peace as you recognized His glory in a storm of your life?   (refer to John 16:33) 3. How are John 1:14 and Luke 8:22-24 related to the lessons of Psalm 29? 4.…

A New Command? | John 13:34-35

Alex DiBisceglie is a member of Cornerstone Congregational Church, and this is our first opportunity to hear him share a message for us. This message on Christ’s love comes from John 13:34-35. Discussion Questions Icebreaker Question:  What type of movies do you enjoy watching? In John 13:34-35, Jesus gives his disciples a new command to love one another. What makes this a new command? What prevents us from loving others this way? What are some ways we can demonstrate this…

Sustaining and Enduring Love | 1 Corinthians 13

Mark Pender is a former elder at Cornerstone Congregational Church. He shared a message on love from 1 Corinthians 13. Discussion Questions Reread 1st Corinthians 13:4-7 1st John 4:8 tells us “God is love.”  How has God demonstrated one of these facets of love to you? Which facet of love do you think would be most appealing to your unchurched neighbors or coworkers or friends? Who has best exemplified this type of love to you? If you’re willing to share,…

Who Are You | Colossians 1:21-23

Sermon Colossians 1:21-23 | Who Are You? 21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. 22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— 23 if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard…

Between | Luke 24:13-35

Between can be a difficult place to be. With it can come uncertainty, anxiety, feelings of being alone, and being out of control. Sometimes you’re pressed between and sometimes stretched between. Between jobs, between relationships, between meds, between homes, between appointments and late, between pastors, between churches. Each of these represents some sort of change – sometimes willful and desired and other times not of our choosing. There is another sense of between – between the way life should be/could…

Pastor Jonathan Romig’s Last Cornerstone Sermon | Deuteronomy 34:1-12 (Moses on Mt. Nebo)

Thank you for calling me to serve as your pastor these last seven years, nine years in the same ministry if you count my time at Immanuel. I love this church, and I love you, and I’m thankful God gave me you. As I was trying to figure out what I should preach for my last sermon, my mentor Sam Kim mentioned this passage. This chapter, the last chapter in Deuteronomy, is also the last chapter of Moses’ life and…

Praise the Storyteller | Psalm 105:1-7

Two weeks ago, Terry Shanahan preached on Psalm 8 a message called “Praise the Creator,” which was really encouraging. I thought it would be good to continue our time in the Psalms with a Psalm of celebration, thanksgiving, and praise that I’ve entitled “Praise the Storyteller.” My hope is that we will look back and see the story God has been writing, and it will draw our hearts to praise and glorify him. Today is not just a day to…

Space and Grace | Romans 14:1-6 (Women in Ministry Sermon Series)

When I finished my sermon on a hybrid view of women in ministry, I asked a couple of questions: How might we walk by faith and extend grace to each other in this issue? How can we make room for each other? How can we follow our consciences and enable others to do the same? Here’s how I want to phrase it today: How can we give each other grace? We return to this question today because it’s how I…

Spirit-Filled Leadership | Numbers 11:24-29; Joel 2:28-29; Acts 2:1-4 (female elders?)

Who does God want to lead his people? Who does God want to serve as pastors, elders, and leaders in the church? It’s easy in a series like this to jump right to gender, “only men lead,” or “men and women can lead.” But I think if we look at the broad scope of scripture, the question of leadership and God’s people, we find a surprising twist and maybe a different answer. Let’s look at Numbers 11, Joel 2, and…