Cornerstone Bible Church

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

Labor Day Weekend 2017

Matthew 5:16
Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Welcome to Cornerstone
September 03, 2017

Weekly Service Schedule
  9:00 am - Sunday Morning Bible Study
10:00 am - Communion, 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

* September 17th is our next Mission Sunday.
Rony & Carol Ruano will be our Mission emphasis this month.

The Joash Chest - Offering for Building Repairs, Etc.
* Last week, Offerings in the Joash Chest totaled $30.00 - Thank you!

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A Note From Pastor Jim & Charlie

* Today is our September Fellowship Luncheon. We are having Broasted Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Garlic Bread & lots of other yummy side dishes and desserts. The Luncheon immediately follows this Morning’s Worship Service. Please stay and enjoy a delicious lunch with us.

* Please be praying for all the Teachers and their Students as they begin the new 2017/2018 School year. Pray for a safe and productive year.

* 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:
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: Barb A, Deb B, Deb D, Evie S, Geri W, Ginny D, Hazel W, Jack M, Jack W, Jeremy O, Joe St, John L, Liz S, Lucille S, Max B, Mercille P, 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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Labor Day: 8 Biblical Principles of Work
by James Eckman

Some people hate to do it. Some love to do it. Some go to great lengths to avoid doing it. Some do it too much. While there are many different attitudes toward work, one thing remains constant: work must be done. Since the Garden of Eden everyone has worked or depended on someone else's work for their survival. Work sets a person's lifestyle—where you live, when you sleep and eat, the time with family, even your dress. God has a clear perspective on it, and we are to align our thoughts with His.

As you reflect on your own attitude toward work, consider the following 8 principles that outline God's view of work:

1) Work is ordained by God. It was His creative invention from the beginning. The Bible declares that God worked (Genesis 1). By working we resemble God. Like God, you have the ability to work, make plans, implement them, and be creative. Additionally, God gave us the task of ruling over and taking care of His creation (Gen. Genesis 1:28, Genesis 2:15).

2) Work is for a lifetime. By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground (Genesis 3:19). God intends that humans are to work as long as they live. Meaningful activity plays a critical role in being a human being - whether paid or volunteer. The magical age of 65 shouldn't end meaningful, purposeful work.

3) Work is not a punishment. God did not create work as drudgery, but as a gift of fulfillment to life. A human being can do nothing better than...find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without Him, who can eat or find enjoyment (Ecclesiastes 2:24-25)?

4) Work has three purposes: to provide money or resources to supply the necessities of life; to provide for a quality of life in the satisfaction of doing a job well; and to serve God.

5) Work calls for obedience. Even when the boss isn't looking, a good worker is consistent and diligent to the task and loyal to the organization (Colossians 3:22). The real boss is Jesus Christ. See your job as service to Him - not simply your employer. Employers should treat employees with respect and fairness.

6) Work should be done with excellence. You are to render service, as to the Lord, and not to men (Ephesians 6:6-7); not to be men-pleasers but God-pleasers. God's standard of excellence needs to be the human standard.

7) Work is honorable. All professions and all kinds of work, assuming they are legal and biblically ethical, are honorable before the Lord. There is no dichotomy between sacred and secular work. All work brings glory to God and fulfillment to you, if it is done to God's glory (1 Corinthians 10:31).

8) Work provides an opportunity for witness. You manifest a powerful message, both verbal and nonverbal, of a supernatural approach to work. The world today needs this powerful witness to the reality of Christ and the difference that He makes in His followers. (Matthew 5:16)

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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.