What to do When you Have to Fight a Giant

Through my ministry, when I’ve been planning and dreaming and dreaming and scheming, I often ask myself, what’s the worst that could happen?  Basically, I’m asking myself “What’s the worst-case scenario?”  Now, some people seem to only gravitate to the worst-case scenario in their lives, and it prevents them from ever accomplishing anything.  For them,…

2020 Vision

It’s a brand-new year, a brand-new decade and a chance for everyone to have 2020 vision. As we were preparing to step over the line into 2020, I realized that I was now entering my fourth decade at Cornerstone.  The nineties, Y2K to 2010, 2010 to 2019 and now the Roaring Twenties.   And that caused…

Finding Time

Pussy cat, pussy cat where have you been? “I have been to London to visit the queen” Pussy cat, pussy cat what did you there? “I frightened a little mouse right under her chair” You ever think about it?  Here is a cat that has been given probably the greatest opportunity of his life, the…

Fear Not, Just Come

It wasn’t the world’s oldest profession, but it was close!  I mean you know what the world’s oldest profession is right?  That’s right, farming.  Adam and Eve had two sons, Cain the oldest was a farmer, thus making farming the world’s oldest profession.  What were you thinking?  And Abel the younger brother was a shepherd…

Fear Not, Just Obey

I was talking to a lady the other day about some Kids reaction to Santa.  Not the Santa who’s going to come down the chimney on Christmas Eve to leave gifts, but the shopping mall Santas.  It seems a passage of rite that we take our kids to the Mall to have their pictures taken…

Fear Not, Just Trust

Have you ever been afraid at Christmas time?  Maybe as a child you were afraid of Santa?  Or maybe you were afraid that you hadn’t made the good list and you were afraid Santa wouldn’t come. Or perhaps it was a rough year financially and you were afraid that you would let your family down…

Fear Not, Just Believe

Fear and Christmas aren’t words that I would think go together.  Maybe Halloween and Fear, or birthdays and fear.  But Christmas and fear? I mean, really what is there to fear about Christmas? Well, according to those in the know there is plenty to fear about Christmas.  If you are selaphobic, it means you have…

Surrender Your Thoughts

Next week is December 1st, the first Sunday of Advent and that means that today is the last Sunday in our Surrender Series.   And over the past few weeks I’ve been mulling over where I would land for this last message. Since Thanksgiving we’ve looked at various areas of our lives that we need to…

Surrender Your Bitterness

She has met with leaders and celebrities around the world and whether or not you agree with her views you have to admit that Greta Thunberg is an angry young lady.  And when i hear her speak, I kind of suspect that she is not only angry but bitter as well. Her speeches are scattered…

Surrender Your Anger

  If I asked you to think of an angry person, I would suspect it wouldn’t take very long for a particular person to come to mind.  Don’t look around. Maybe your boss, or a stranger that you’ve never met, but you’ve witnessed their anger, maybe it’s someone you are close to, perhaps a parent…