BULLETIN

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

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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).

 

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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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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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The Salvation Package

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

salvation-page-001We say it often in Christian circles. “I’m saved.” “I’m a Christian.” But if we’re not careful, we can utter the phrase with the same alacrity as we would the weather.

Perhaps at times it behooves us to pull over, park, and take a longer look at the sights of our great salvation. As we do, we will be reminded that “I’m saved” is a jaw-dropping sight.

It’s a sight which God alone has crafted. Our salvation has been master-planned by the Creator-God of the universe. And it’s not a static, point-in-time event, but a movement in which God flawlessly carries out his eternal decree. It began in eternity past, snowballs throughout time, and will crescendo in eternity future.

Here is a brief glance at what it means to be a Christian. This is our salvation package.

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CHANGE

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

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Addictions can be a source of significant destruction individuals’ lives. Families can be broken, lives lost, finances drained, and criminal activity propagated in the wake of addictive behavior. To make matters worse, true change out of personal addiction can be immensely difficult. For these reasons, care for individuals in such situations requires a wise approach, which accurately diagnoses the problem, and, consequently, proposes a sound solution.

The proposed diagnosis and solution to addiction is from a biblical viewpoint. While it is beyond the scope of this paper, it is assumed that the God of the Bible is the Creator, God, and Savior of all humanity. Further, it is assumed that the 66 books of the Bible are sufficient for all things pertaining to life and godliness, including addictions.

Cornerstone Church offers the holistic faith-based addictions counseling program in Teton County. We offer individual counseling to those will all types of addictions. Counseling is located at 50 West Broadway, B-1 (In the Pink Garter Plaza underneath Pinky G’s Pizza). The counseling curriculum is based on Mark Shaw’s books, Relapse and The Heart of Addiction. More information on receiving individual counseling can be found here.

Contact Matt Mumma with any questions (matt@cornerstonejh.com). 

Every Christian a Minister

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

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We live in a day of outsourcing. As a society, we outsource things like our lawn, home improvement, childcare, shopping, cooking, and more. Sometimes this can be good, sometimes not so much.

When it comes to the Christian life, there is one thing that God has commanded us to not outsource; the work of the ministry. Every Christian is commanded by God to participate in this privileged work.

 

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Addiction Seminar

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

 

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Addictions can be a source of significant destruction individuals’ lives. Families can be broken, lives lost, finances drained, and criminal activity propagated in the wake of addictive behavior. To make matters worse, true change out of personal addiction can be immensely difficult. For these reasons, care for individuals in such situations requires a wise approach, which accurately diagnoses the problem, and, consequently, proposes a sound solution.

Join us on May 20th from 9 am-1 pm to find out what God says in His Word about all types of addictions. The seminar is free.

Seminar taught by Cornerstone’s counseling pastor Matt Mumma, M.A. Biblical Counseling, Level 2 ACBC certified