Cornerstone Bible Church

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



Psalm 91:1-2
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide
under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD,
He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Welcome to Cornerstone
July 23, 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

* August 6th is our next Fellowship Sunday Luncheon.
* August 20th is our next Mission Sunday. TWR—Randy & Rose Sieg.

The Joash Chest - Offering for Building Repairs, Etc.
* Last week, Offerings in the Joash Chest totaled $22.50 - Thank you!

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A Note From Pastor Jim & Charlie

* Last Sunday, the Special Mission Offering we collected for Steve and Kim Wajda was $872. Your gift will help Steve and Kim continue sharing the Gospel and God’s Love with the people of China. Thank You! May the Lord continue to richly bless you!

* Pastor Jim will be giving us instructions about leaving the parking lot today, because of the Rivertown Days Parade lining up on Tenth Street.

* 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, 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, 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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Two Stories About Prayer
by Jim Daly

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

I’d like to share two stories with you that accentuate and highlight the necessity of daily conversation with God. Both of them involve little children, who are always some of life’s best teachers.

As little Deborah sat down to eat dinner with her parents she instinctively reached for her fork. “Please hold on,” her father replied. “We haven’t said grace yet.”  This exasperated the girl, who was tired and hungry. “Daddy,” she said with a sigh, “why can’t we just pray once a week? Why do we have to ask for our daily bread every day?” Her older brother, wiser and eager to set her straight, weighed in before the dad could answer. “You don’t think we want stale bread, do you?” he said. Inadvertently, that fellow was confirming the importance of regular prayer.

Then there is 4-year-old Melinda. Her favorite story was The Three Little Pigs, which she asked her mom or dad to read every single night before bed. They gladly obliged, but after several months, her father got a bright idea. He recorded the story on tape and told her to simply press “play” before jumping under the covers.  She resisted. “But, honey,” he told her, “you can still hear it.” “Yes,” she replied, “but I can’t sit in its lap.”

Amazingly, the Creator of the Universe is eager to spend time with you and with me, but the only way we can experience conversation and communion with Him is through personal and corporate prayer. God’s bread is fresh every day and the Lord’s arms are open wide in welcome.

I’ll close with a prayer written by our dear friend, Joni Eareckson Tada:

Almighty God, you are our Mighty Fortress, our refuge and the God in whom we place our trust.  As our nation faces great distress and uncertainty, we ask your Holy Spirit to fall afresh upon your people — convict us of sin and inflame within us a passion to pray for our land and its people.  Grant the leaders of our country an awareness of their desperate need of wisdom and salvation in You until sin becomes a reproach to all and righteousness exalts this nation. Protect and defend us against our enemies and may the cause of Christ always prevail in our schools, courts, homes, and churches.  Lord God, send a spirit of revival and may it begin in our own hearts. Remember America, we pray. Remember the foundations on which this country was built.  Remember the prayers of our nation’s fathers and mothers, and do not forget us in our time of need. In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.

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(You can find this devotion posted at

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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.