Sermons on Relationships

Sermons on Relationships

Necessities for a New Start | Exodus 3:16-22

Pastor Ron continues his series, A New Start, looking at “Necessities for a New Start”.  The worship service was held remotely over Zoom and streamed on Facebook. Discussion Questions In this passage God tells Moses what he’ll need for a “new start.” 1. If we at Cornerstone want a “new start” or if in our personal lives we want a “new start;” what will we need? 2. Are these things Moses needed some of the same things we’ll need?  Why?…

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,…

Understanding God’s Love | Galatians 5:1-15

Bernie Michaud is an elder at Cornerstone and shared a message about “Understanding God’s Love” from Galatians 5:1-15. Discussion Questions Ice breaker:  How many close relationships do you have? Read: 1 John 3:16-18,  4:7-21 1 Peter 4:8 says, “above all things have fervent love for one another for love covers a multitude of sin.”   Do you feel as though God loves you enough to cover all of your sin? Do you feel that day by day God blesses you according…

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…

Our Identity Speaks: A Rapid Test of the Heart | James 3:1-12

Pastor Dan Kasey was our guest preacher for Sunday, July 17, 2022 and shared a message on James chapter 3. Dan is the associate pastor at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Acton. Discussion Questions 1.)       How does this passage relate to our identity in Christ? 2.)       Review 3:8-12 along with 1:6-8. What dangers do you see in the double-minded person? 3.)       Have you experienced times in your life when it was difficult…

Loads of Grace | Galatians 6:1-10

Pastor Sam Kim of the Intercultural Mission Church in North Andover returned to Cornerstone Congregational Church to share a message about bearing one another’s burdens and the grace that allows us to do that.

It’s Time To Get Real | Matthew 7:1-5; James 4:1-3

Hurricane Sally just hit the southeast—Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia. It toppled trees, flooded streets, and damaged houses. One news station reports, “More than 500,000 people have lost power.” Another estimates it will cause $2-$3 billion in damage. But did you know that termites do approximately $5 billion in damage to U.S. homes each year. Stephen Mansfield says, “Statistically termites do more damage in America than massive storms.” He adds, “Storms get the media. Termites quietly work away.” Apparently,…

A Culture of Encouragement | Acts 4:32-37

Every church has a culture, no matter how big or how small. Our culture is who we are and how we do things. Some might call it our “ethos”—the character of our church community. Some churches have a culture of excellence. They have great preachers and their worship teams are cutting edge.  Some churches have a culture of evangelism. They’re constantly getting out into their towns and communities and sharing the love of Jesus with others.  Some churches have a…

Our True Need | Acts 3:1-26

As I was thinking about you this week, imagining you sitting in these chairs, I was thinking that we all have a need. Your need is that thing or issue that’s on your mind, and that’s weighing on you but you don’t know how to solve. If we were to each stop and publicly identify our need, we’d be here a while. Some of us would identify money as our need. We need a job, or a raise, or help…