Cornerstone Bible Church

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

     A Vision of Heaven


Revelation 21:4
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away.

Welcome to Cornerstone
March 18, 2018

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.
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

* April 1st is Easter Sunday. We will be having an Easter Morning Continental Breakfast. Rolls from Emily’s Bakery, assorted Fruit, and choice of Beverage: Coffee, Milk, or Orange Juice, are on the menu. Breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 9:55, right before Service begins.

The Joash Chest - Offering for Building Repairs, Etc.
* Last week, Offerings in the Joash Chest totaled $25.00 - Thank you!

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A Note From Pastor Jim & Charlie

* Today is Mission Sunday. Our featured Mission this month is the Food Shelf at Hastings Family Service. HFS is one of the first stops for people finding themselves in need of  food for themselves and their families. The money we raise today will be proportionately Matched by “MN FoodShare!” Please pray and give if you can. Thank you.

* Come out to one of our 1-hour-long Bible Studies. The studies are excellent, and the fellowship is great! See above for day & times.

* Please continue praying for these people on our prayer list. They need  physical healing. Members:
Anna G, Barbara M, 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, 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 S, 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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A Vision of Heaven
by Greg Laurie

God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4  (NKJV)

Have you ever tried to explain something to someone and couldn't quite find the words? Have you ever tried to describe something complex to a child? For God to describe Heaven to us in a way we could understand would be like trying to describe the beauty of Hawaii to a three-month-old child. We're not able to comprehend, in our finite human understanding, all the infinite glories of Heaven.

In fact, the apostle Paul, who had the unique experience of dying and actually going to Heaven, said that he heard things so astounding that they couldn't be told (see 2 Corinthians 12:2-4). Paul was essentially saying that he couldn't put his experience into words.

Heaven is beyond our comprehension. While there aren't many verses in the Bible that tell us about it, Scripture does tell us a few things. It says that in Heaven there will be no night. There will be no fear. There will be no suffering or death. All of the pain and disabilities that we face in this life will be gone in Heaven.

But the glory of Heaven is even more than having new bodies—and even more than the absence of darkness and sorrow and pain and death. The fact that Jesus Christ will be there is better than all the beauty and all the answers to all our questions.

Your eyes will see the king in his beauty and view a land that stretches afar. (Isaiah 33:17, NIV)

In heaven, there will be no fear. There will be no suffering or death. All of the pain and disabilities that we face in this life will be gone.

Our Joy will be full. We will be home, with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, forever!

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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.