Cornerstone Bible Church

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

Compelled By His Love


Romans 5:5
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God
has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit
who was given to us.

Welcome to Cornerstone
August 20, 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 the unity of our Nation and 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

* August 27th - Randy and Rose Sieg from TWR will be here for the 7 pm service.
They will be giving a presentation about TransWorld Radio. 
We will be giving them the Mission offering we are taking today.

* September 3rd  is our next Fellowship Sunday.
Theme Back to School and Labor Day.

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

* Today is Mission Sunday. We will be taking a Special Mission Offering for Randy and Rose Sieg. Randy is a Technician for TransWorld Radio. TWR broadcasts the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world! Please be praying for the Siegs and TWR. Please give if you can. Thank you!

* We would like to encourage you to come out for one of our Sunday or Wednesday Evening Bible Studies. They are just 1 hour long and are really good. These are small group studies that meet in our Gathering Room. Itís a good place to get your Bible questions answered, receive  encouragement, and also a good place to make some new friends.
Hope to see you at one of our Evening Bible Studies soon.

* 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, Darlene L,George S, Jeremy L, Jim L, Joy M, Karen D, Kathy L, Kaye B, & Ruth K  ~ Family & Friends: Ashley K, Barb A, Bruce_, Bryan S, Deb B, Deb D, Evie S, Geri W, Ginny D, Hazel W, Jack M, Jack W, Jeremy O, John L, 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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Inwardly Compelled
by Bayless Conley

Romans 5:5
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

It was love that motivated the Father to send His Son Jesus to redeem mankind. That same love has been poured out into the heart of every believer.

God's love in us calls and compels us to do something about the plight of lost people. Even as Paul says in  2 Corinthians 5:14 , For the love of Christ compels us to tell them about what He has done for them. It compels us to share the Gospel Message of His Birth, Death, Burial, and Resurrection with all people who are still in need of Salvation.

A few years ago, late at night I would hear what seemed to be a very faint chime or bell.  Several times I got out of bed to try and find the source of the sound, but it always stopped before I could discover it.

Finally, one evening, I found out what it was.  It was an old watch I had tucked away in a drawer under some junk.  Every evening, the alarm would go off at the same time.

The call of God's love in your heart can be like that.  Sounding regularly but seldom heard.  Buried under personal ambitions, cares and problems, daily routines and the general busyness of life.  But it is unmistakably there!

The same love that moved Jesus to heal the sick and minister God's life to broken people is in you!  Listen to it.  Get in touch with it and express it to someone in need.

Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us (Romans 5:5).

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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.