Cornerstone Bible Church

735 East 10th Street, P.O. Box 454, Hastings, MN 55033 ~ Pastor James S. Bzoskie ~ (651) 437-5458

              Sing! Sing! Sing!

Psalm 47:6
Sing praises to God, sing praises:
sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

Welcome to Cornerstone
June 25, 2017

Weekly Service Schedule
  9:00 am - Sunday Morning Bible Study
10:00 am - Praise & Worship Service
  7:00 pm - Sunday Evening Bible Study
  7:00 pm - Wednesday Evening Bible Study
Every Day
Read God's Word every day. Try to do what the Lord is showing to you.
Pray for Pastor Jim, our Deacon - Eddie Nestingen, and for each other.
Ask God to guide and protect our Local, National and World Leaders.
Pray for our President, Donald Trump and V.P Mike Pence. Pray for wisdom from above.
Please be praying for our Country. We need God's help! Pray for Revival.
Pray for unity of our Nation's people. All people are precious in God's sight.
Pray for Peace in Israel, Egypt, Syria, and throughout the Middle East.
Pray for an end to the acts of terrorism. Pray the lost will find Salvation in Christ Jesus.
Pray for the safety and needs of our military troops and their families.
Pray for the Christians who are suffering persecution for their faith in Christ.
Pray for the safety of students & their teachers - here and everywhere.
Pray for those attending the Bible Studies at the Jail & Juvenile Center.
Pray for God's continued blessing on the Ministries of Cornerstone.

Coming Events

* July 2nd is our next Fellowship Sunday Luncheon. [4th of July Theme]

* July 16th is our next Mission Sunday - Steve and Kim Wajda - China.

The Joash Chest - Offering for Building Repairs, Etc.
* Last week, Offerings in the Joash Chest totaled $20.00 - Thank you!
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A Note From Pastor Jim & Charlie

* Next Sunday is our July Fellowship Sunday Luncheon. Vern Ussatis will be grilling up Hot Dogs & Bratwurst - served on a bun. It is up to the rest of us to bring everything else to fill out the menu. We ask each family planning to attend to bring a food dish to share. Suggestions: Hot Casserole, Veggies, Cold Salad, Veggie/Fruit Tray, Chips & Dip, or Dessert. Hope you can attend.

* Last Sunday's Special Mission Offering for "World Vision" totaled $790.00. Thank you for your generous giving.

* We would love to see you at Bible Study. We have a 1 hour long Bible Study every Wednesday and Sunday Evening at 7 p.m.

* Please continue praying for these people on our prayer list. They need  physical healing. Members:
Bob S, Carol C, Charlie & Marion P, Chuck & Maye C, Jeremy L, Jim L, Joy M, Karen D, Kathy L, Kaye B, & Ruth K . ~ Family & Friends: Ashley K, Bruce_, Bryan S, Charlie St, Deb B, Deb D, Evie S, Gerry W, Ginny D, Jack M, Jack W, Jim Sk, Joy Y, Liz S, Lucille S, Lynden W, Max B, Mike D, Molly R, Rick M, Ron Sh, Roy S, Scott D, Susan N, Sylvia R, Theresa K, & Tom M.

* Thank you to all of our volunteers. We couldn't do it without you!

  With Love, Pastor Jim and Charlie

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Nothing Quite Like It
by Greg Laurie

Matthew 18:20
"For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them."

I think Christians have the best songs of any religion on earth. The Christian faith is a singing faith, which is not necessarily true of other religions. They may chant, and they may moan. They may have their various forms of music. But there is no faith that is as full of vibrant, joyful singing as Christianity.

When we come together with God's people in corporate worship, something wonderful happens. God manifests His presence in a unique way when His people come to honor His name. As Jesus said, "For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them" (Matthew 18:20).

God is omnipresent, which means that He is everywhere. In a technical sense, He is as present with us when we're driving as He is when we're in a church service. On the other hand, when we gather with other believers and lift up His name in praise together, God blesses in a special way. He manifests His presence and even His glory. There is nothing in the world like worship. It is a sense of fulfillment as we do what we were created to do, which is to glorify God.

The Bible tells us in Revelation 15, "And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God. They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb" (verses 2-3). We will be singing in Heaven. So let's start on Earth.

The Spirit-filled church will be a worshiping church. And the Spirit-filled Christian will be a worshiping Christian.

When God's people come together in worship, something wonderful happens!

* Psalm 47:6  Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

* Psalm 100:4  Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

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John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.