BULLETIN

2017 Women’s Christmas Tea

Monday, November 20th, 2017

 

Please join the ladies of Cornerstone on Saturday, December 2nd from 1-3 pm, for a time of fellowship, teaching, and food, as we celebrate the birth of Christ. There will be hors d’oeuvres, tea, a time of singing, and teaching from God’s Word on the meaning of Christmas.

This year the Christmas Tea will be located in Cornerstone’s facility located at 50 West Broadway (You will use the stairs in the middle of the Pink Garter Plaza to enter our facility). You may park anywhere on the street or the parking garage just a few blocks away.

 

Please sign up here. 

Contact Anika at anika.m.larson@gmail.com for more information.

Jesus in Every Old Testament Passage? – Part 1

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

When I was a kid, I greatly looked forward to Easter. But not because I anticipated celebrating the day that my Savior demonstrated that his penal substitutionary atoning sacrifice was sufficient to redeem the Father’s elect. Instead, I looked forward to the egg hunts. We had a large yard which provided for an entertaining search for those evasive eggs. Some were out in the open, requiring little effort to find. Others were deeply cached, exceeding this eight-year old’s P.I. skills. Finding the eggs was always rewarding.

If we are not careful, we can approach studying and preaching the Old Testament as an Easter egg hunt. We set out on a hunt to find Christ cached deep in the thick weeds of Old Testament texts. The desire is likely good; to behold some angle of the glory of Christ. However, it behooves us to be sure that we have not placed our own Easter eggs for our clever finding.

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It’s that time of year again when we remember the Protestant Reformation. But this year, it’s really something special: 500 years have passed since the greatest movement of God in church history next to the birth of the church at Pentecost.

But was the Reformation really necessary? Were the Reformers merely a pack of spiritual naysayers looking to rain on Rome’s innocent parade? Were they not looking to take their ball and mitt to start their own game?

The Reformers were not moved by preferences to seek and start another denomination. They were moved by Scripture to break from something that could not be considered Christian. Five centuries have not improved Rome’s doctrine. They need for her reform could not be greater.

Tragically, several reasons remain why Roman Catholicism still is not Christian. At this 500th year anniversary, it’s worth taking a thorough look at ten doctrines which render Rome outside of Christ. Many of these are sufficient on their own.

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Nothing Out of the Ordinary

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

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A few days ago I was taking a refreshing fall jaunt in Grand Teton National Park, when I ran into some folks from Houston. I asked them how they were recovering after the Harvey deluge. One of them proceeded to philosophize boldly about the meaning of it all.

“Ok, so look at all this stuff happening. Houston has experienced three big floods in the past few years, including Harvey. Now Hurricane Irma. Plus all of these fires and things. You cannot tell me that something is not going on here, with all of these disasters. Something is happening.”

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Men’s Leadership Conference

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

 

Speaker: Rick Holland. Rick spent 25 years at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. While at Grace he pastored Crossroads, the college and singles ministry, and served as the Executive Pastor under Dr. John MacArthur.

Rick is the author of Uneclipsing the Son (Kress Biblical Resources, 2011) and has contributed chapters in other books as well as articles in theological journals. He serves on the faculty of The Expositor’s Seminary where he teaches Homiletics and Expository Preaching. He has earned degrees from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (BS), The Master’s Seminary (MDiv), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (DMin), and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD candidate).

Rick has served as Senior Pastor of Mission Road Bible Church since August of 2011. He and his wife, Kim, have three sons: Luke, John, and Mark.

Dates and Times: September 22nd from 6:30pm-8 pm and September 23rd from 9am-12:30pm

Location: Teton Valley Bible Church, 265 South 2nd St E, Driggs, ID 83422

Cost: Free

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We are excited to have Susan Heck come and speak to our ladies on the importance of Walking in the Humility of Christ! Susan has been involved in Women’s Ministries for about 38 years. This included teaching Bible Studies, counseling, and heading up Ladies with the Master women’s ministry at Grace Community Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Susan can also be heard weekly on the radio, Women With the Master, on www.worldviewweekend.com/radio.

 

Conference Details:

Location: Spring Creek Ranch 1600 N. East Butte Road, Jackson, WY 83001.

Dates: November 10th-12th

Times: Conference will begin at 6 pm on the 10th. The conference will conclude at 11 am on the 12th.

Food and Lodging: Conference cost includes lodging at Spring Creek as well breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the 11th, and breakfast on the 12th. Snacks will be provided on the opening night of the conference, but please plan on eating prior to arriving on the 10th.

Cost: $150 (If this is a financial burden, please contact Matt at matt@cornerstonejh.com).

 

Eclipses are Telling of the Glory of God

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

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At 11:35am MST yesterday, the entirety of our moon’s shadow hit the Jackson Hole area. Moving at over 1800 mph, with a shadow width of 66 miles, it brought almost instant darkness onto the area, making visible the most spectacular observable event in creation; a total solar eclipse.

In God’s kindness, I’ve had the opportunity to see pristine, underwater forests while scuba diving in Roatan. I’ve sat on the spectacular, jagged peaks of the Tetons. I’ve seen Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Northern Lights; from Alaska to the tropics.

But the total solar eclipse was like nothing I have ever seen before. There were those final, eerie, darkening minutes before totality. The bizarre feeling as it went from day to night in about 90 seconds. Cows mooing hysterically in the field next to me. The beads of light peering through the moon’s crater. The diamond ring effect. The temperature instantly dropped fifteen degrees. Then, totality. The sun’s atmosphere blasting forth in praise to God; the white, jagged rays bursting from behind the blackened moon for a full two minutes. And there was the 360 degree sunset (two sunsets in one day!). It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. It was utterly stunning; a spectacle that is emblazoned in my mind forever. I’m still wondering if I really saw it as it was completely different than anything in all creation. I can almost understand why humans have venerated that ball of burning hydrogen for millennia.

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Entrust: Cornerstone Leadership Training

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

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Entrust is a Four-year comprehensive, systematic leadership and shepherding training program. Our desire is to Equip Men to Embrace God’s Call for All as Leaders and Disciple-Makers. We will begin year three by finishing our Bible survey and then begin studying systematic theology.

We meet from October through May, at 6 am on Thursdays. Breakfast is always provided.

Location is 5o West Broadway. Head toward the middle of the Pink Garter Plaza and descend the stairs to Cornerstone Church.

Contact Matt for more info, or talk to your GC leader.

They are not Blessed

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

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They are some of the more depressing words in Scripture. “For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me” (2 Tim. 4:10).

It wasn’t always that way. Demas was doing great for a while. He was traveling with the ministry elites of the apostolic age; Luke, Aristarchus, and the apostle Paul (Col. 4:14Philem. 24). For a time, he was even considered a “fellow worker” (Philem. 24). However, a mere five years later, and he has bolted the faith. Paul uses a word in 2 Timothy 4:10 (translated, “has deserted”) which depicts abandonment and apostasy; departing from the faith. Demas appeared to be regenerate and a mature Christian. But, as time and truth go hand-in-hand, his faith proved to be false.

Apostasy is the ultimate soul-insanity. Hell is preferred over heaven. Sin satisfies more than the Savior. The world’s rubbish is preferred over heaven’s King. Nothing is worse than that highest act of spiritual treason. I pray that, by God’s grace, it never happens to me.

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Mandates of Expository Preaching

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

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Expository preaching is that type of preaching which seeks to approach the word of God in a manner befitting of the God of the word. As such, its aim is to submit to the authorial intent of a passage, unpacking the meaning in its grammatical and historical context, then explaining, illustrating, and applying the text accordingly.

Therefore, expository preaching is that method of preaching which keeps most in step with the way in which the Holy Spirit inspired the word. It seeks full submission to what the Spirit laid down in Scripture.

Recently, John MacArthur taught a seminar in a doctorate program at the Master’s Seminaryfor expository preaching titled, “Mandates of Expository Preaching.” With over 50 years experience in weekly expository preaching, the church does well to listen to what he has to say on the matter. Here is a summary of what was taught.

 

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