Cornerstone is part of a network of churches from all over Ireland called, Christian Churches Ireland (CCI)...
I don’t know what you think biblical honouring is, but let me put it really simply - it’s staying amazed at God. Dishonouring is therefore the opposite - it’s when we stop being amazed by God; when we treat God as common.
Right now I have 1,121 friends on Facebook but I probably only connect with about 20-30 of those on a regular basis. I think most of us who are on Facebook would agree that we have lots of contact but little connection.
‘And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven,’ Matthew 18 v 3
‘I lift up my eyes to you, to you who sit enthroned in heaven,’ Psalm 23 v 1
‘For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints… But all things should be done decently and in order,’ 1 Corinthians 33 & 40
In November, Claire and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary together. The last three years have been an amazing adventure but we have learnt that the most important elements in keeping our relationship strong and healthy are...
In the middle of 1 Kings we meet Elijah; a rather weathered, nomad with a wild feel about him and yet he was a man used by God in remarkable ways...
‘A great distance away at a town called Adam,’ Joshua 3 v 16
The book of Acts is a wild ride; the nail biting story of the birth of a global, world changing moment we call church. Before you read any more, dive in to Acts 13 v 1 - 3.
Take a few moments before you go any further and read Ezra 10 v 16.
Have a read at the amazing story told in 1 Samuel 1 v 1-20.
It’s worth a deeper study, but what we do know is - you’ve always existed to God.
By now, we know what insecurity is and how it will erode our lives if left unchecked. In our final devotion on insecurity, lets discover how to move past it for good.
Take a few moments and enjoy reading 1 Samuel 18 v 1 - 12...
We are insecure about many things and it differs from person to person. When we break up from our boyfriend or girlfriend our world becomes unsteady as we deal with feeling rejected and unloved...
The people are now ready to cross the river. This is the divide between where they are and the Promised Land. Joshua tells them how it is going to happen. He tells Israel that as soon as the priests step into the river, the water flowing down stream will be cut off and stand up in a heap. In my head I imagine it’s going to take place right where they step in. The river will part instantly, they’ll walk across and start drinking their milk and eating their honey. Come on, 40 years ago God parted the Red Sea. This is just a river! So the priests step in and what it says is ‘the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea) was completely cut off.’ Let me emphasise something here - it happened a great distance away. They couldn’t actually see the miracle. The miracle had happened but they couldn’t see it! The heap of water was miles away. There they are, standing in the water, holding the Ark, being watched by all the Israelites with nothing to do but wait. And that’s what they did, they waited and they saw the miracle.
Maybe we need to be bold and step out to see the miracle happen. What does that mean for you today? What step of faith do you need to take? We know that the Israelites did cross the river on dry ground and God fulfilled his promise to them. What promise has he spoken over you?
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Cornerstone Prayer Focus - Today think about the Pastoral Share team. They meet with people in our church who need break through and miracles to happen. Pray for a confidence and boldness to see God work but also a sensitivity to hear his voice.
I, Adam, recently read the book of Joshua. It’s an amazing time in the bible. The Israelites have spent forty years wandering around through the wilderness and then we get to The book of Joshua...
'You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.' Psalm 16:11
‘Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s…At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the Lord caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves.’ 2 Chronicles 20: 15 & 22