Cornerstone Community Church is located in Galax, Virginia. We are a church committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ. Find out more about our church and ministry at www.mycornerstone.org
Love Reigns Over Our Present
Thanks for joining us today at Cornerstone! God’s great mercy became a transforming reality through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This mercy is a result of God’s love for us, and this love invites us to live differently in the present. We are to be living sacrifices that no longer conform to the patterns of the world. The world around us is deceptive, selfish, angry, and foolish. These cannot be the patterns we live by today. Rather, we must renew the way we think, and in doing so, we will discover God’s will for us in the present. This is not easy. A living sacrifice is always tempted to crawl back off the altar.
YOUR CHOICES REVEAL WHO REIGNS IN YOUR LIFE
CHANGING YOUR PATTERNS WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE
CHOOSING THE RIGHT PATH BEGINS WITH SUBMISSION
* Romans 12:1-2* Psalm 51:16-17* Proverbs 3:5-6
Love Reigns Over Our Past
Last week, on Easter Sunday, we began a new series titled Love Reigns. We celebrated together the miraculous resurrection of Jesus Christ because his victory over death is proof that he is the true King over everything. Jesus Christ demonstrated his love for humanity by sacrificially giving his life on the cross and resurrecting from the dead.
Because of this incredible act of love, those who are in Christ have become new creations. All of our past mistakes, sins, and miscues have been covered by the blood of Jesus. Our past no longer has the last word and final say over our lives. We have been given a fresh start. We have been reconciled to God and we, in turn, can give hope to others by making an appeal for God’s forgiving love to them as well.
How do people get rid of sin in their life?
• Deny it • Conceal it • Rationalize it • Legalize it • Substitute it • Remove it!
THE LOVE OF GOD REMOVES ALL OF OUR SIN
GOD’S LOVE WORKS IN US AND THROUGH US
BECAUSE OF GOD’S LOVE, OUR SINFULNESS IS REPLACED BY HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS
* 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 * 1 Corinthians 15:14 * Romans 3:25 * Psalm 103:12 * Romans 4:7 * Romans 6:4 * Colossians 2:12-13
Easter: Love Reigns
As Jesus was being crucified, the soldiers mocked him by placing a crown of thorns on his head and placing a sign over his head that read “King of the Jews.” They did not see him as the true King who rules and reigns. After Jesus’ resurrection, he revealed himself to his disciples and because of his defeat of death, he claims all authority over heaven and earth. It was Jesus’ love for us that held him on the cross. His love reigns in our lives when we put our faith, hope, and trust in him. Today, we will learn how love reigns!
THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE KING RULING YOUR LIFE
THE RESURRECTION PROVES JESUS IS KING
LOVE IS THE PROOF THAT JESUS REIGNS OVER OUR LIFE
* Matthew 27:32-42* John 3:16-17* Matthew 28:18-20* John 13:35* Ephesians 1:16-20
Marked – Week 4 – The Call of Jesus Always Costs Something
We are continuing our series called Marked – Called by the Savior. The calling of Jesus is an exciting journey, but that does not mean every moment of following Him results in a thrilling adventure. Most of the time, Jesus calls us to follow him in the ordinary situations of life.
God calls you to follow him in ordinary everyday life
The secret to discovering your calling is Jesus in You
Following God’s Call is Everyday Obedience 1 – We look for opportunities to follow Jesus in everything we do 2 – We look for opportunities to tell others how God is working in our lives 3 – We look for opportunities to bless others
* Mark 5:18-20 * Colossians 1:27-29 * John 14:15-17 * John 14:25-26 * Colossians 3:17 * Colossians 3:23 * 1 Corinthians 1:27-29
Marked – Week 3 – The Call of Jesus Always Costs Something
We are continuing our series called Marked – Called by the Savior. How many times do we make excuses that keep us from following God’s call on our life? Following Jesus requires that we leave our places of comfort and security, refuse to allow excuses to keep us from immediately obeying Jesus, and avoid becoming distracted with other responsibilities and relationships.
The Call of Jesus Always Costs Something
1 – It will cost you personal comfort 2 – It will cost you personal security 3 – It will cost you personal relationships
* Luke 9:57–62* Matthew 16:24* Luke 14:26* Matthew 10:37* Mark 12:30* James 4:4* John 16:33
Marked – Week 2 – The call is Jesus is open to everyone
We are continuing our series called Marked – Called by the Savior. Jesus began his ministry by calling men and women to follow him and be his disciples. Jesus didn’t come to call the healthy, he came to call those who are imperfect, sick, and hurting. The call is Jesus is open to everyone!
Being Called will Require You to Leave Some Things Behind
Being Called Will Require You to Extend God’s Love to Everyone
Jesus Calls the Imperfect, the Outcast, the Hurting, and the Sick
* Luke 5:27–32 * 1 Timothy 1:15 * Matthew 11:28-30 * John 3:16-17