Cornerstone Bible Church

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

God Will Show You the Way

 

Proverbs 3:6
In all thy ways acknowledge Him,
and He shall direct thy path. (KJV)


Welcome to Cornerstone
January 14, 2018

Weekly Service Schedule
Sunday
  9:00 am - Sunday Morning Bible Study
10:00 am - Praise, & Worship Service
  7:00 pm - Sunday Evening Bible Study
Wednesday
  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.
Pray and 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 those adversely affected by the recent hurricanes & earthquakes.
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

* January 21 is our next Mission Sunday. (KTIS/FAITH Radio)
* February 11th is our next Fellowship Sunday Luncheon. Notice that we have changed the date, and will be having it on the second Sunday of the month, instead of on the first Sunday of the month, as usual. (Valentine theme)

The Joash Chest - Offering for Building Repairs, Etc.
* Last week, Offerings in the Joash Chest totaled $40.00 - Thank you!

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A Note From Pastor Jim & Charlie

* Next week is our January Mission Sunday and we will be taking an offering for KTIS/FAITH Radio. Please be praying about what you would like to give in next Sunday’s Special Mission Offering. 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. It’s 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:
Carol C, Carrie K, Charlie & Marian P, Chuck & Maye C, George S, Jeremy L, Jim L, Joy M, Karen D, Kathy L, Kaye B, Lisa R, & Ruth K  ~ Family & Friends: Barb A, Bob V, Deb B, Deb D, Evie S, Fred F, Geri W, Ginny D, Hazel W, Jack M, Jack W, Joe St, John L, Kole H, Liz S, Lucille S, Max B, Mercille P, Mike K, Molly R, Nancy F, Norma M, Peggy M, RaeAnne, Rich P, Rick M, Ron Sh, Roy S, Scott D, Susie F, Sylvia R, Teresa S, 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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How to Move Forward in Faith
by Pablo Diaz (Guideposts)

Proverbs 3:6 
In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.

When the future is unknown, remember that God is known, so let prayer guide you. Looking for a way forward - Do you find yourself stuck and unable to move forward in your work or personal life? If so, you are not alone. Many people find themselves in this situation at one time or another. This is especially common in the beginning of a new year. Everyone is in such a rush to better themselves this time of year, that when no progress is made, we feel discouraged and fixed in place. There are many reasons why we can feel stuck, including: fear, uncertainty and doubt.

New York Times bestselling author and public speaker, Tim Sanders, says, “If you risk failure, then you also risk success.” The only way to succeed is by trying, and if we fail, we must try again. Therefore, we must not fear taking risks in life.

Sometimes, the uncertainty of what lies ahead prevents us from moving forward. Yet, ironically, none of us know what tomorrow will bring. During World War II, Corrie Ten Boom’s family harbored hundreds of Jews to protect them from the Nazi authorizes. Betrayed by a Dutch citizen, her entire family was imprisoned for their actions. Corrie survived imprisonment and went on to share her story with the world. She wrote, “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”  Psalm 119:114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
 
In addition to fears and uncertainty holding us back, doubts can too. We must have faith in ourselves and in what God can do for us and through us. “Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable and receives the impossible,” said Corrie.

When in doubt, pray. Your prayer can push through the muddy waters of doubt and lead you in a new direction. Proverbs 3:6  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Prayer: Lord, help us face our doubts, fears and uncertainties. Help us move forward in faith. In Jesus Name, Amen.

(www.guideposts.org)
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(You can find this devotion posted at www.crosswalk.com/devotionals)


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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.