Fear Not But. . .

What are you afraid of? What sends shivers down your spine or keeps you up at night? Marie Curie wrote, “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” Perhaps if she had of feared radiation a little…

But, Fear Not

I don’t know if there is a worse taunt when you are a kid than being called a scaredy cat.  Having my friends think I was afraid to do something was a major embarrassment for me as a child and probably got me into more trouble and has caused me to shed more blood than…

But, you must Believe

With one word everything changes, I love you. . . but, I would. . . but, You’re healthy. . . but. It’s only a small word, it only has three letters however that one word is the hinge that swings a statement in another direction. For example,  Jeffrey Fry wrote “Integrity is not everything, but…

But, Easter

It started as a day marked with mourning, but today it is a day of celebration. It started as a day when the forces of Evil celebrated victory, but today it is a seen as the day when goodness and grace triumphed. It started as a day when people paused to remember what man did…

But, Good Friday

It was supposed to be a day marked with celebration, but it was a day defined by tragedy. It was supposed to be a day friends gathered together, but it was a day that friends scattered. It was supposed to be a day when people paused to remember what God had done for man, but…

After the But . . . Here, Near and Far

It’s a small word, only 3 letters, however when I looked up its definition in Collins English Dictionary, I found not one, but eight different ways the word could be used. It can be a conjunction, a preposition, an adverb, a pronoun and a noun. The word of course is “But” and if you have…

A Required Exchange

This is week four of our Foreign Exchange series. If you haven’t been with us during March or if you are new to Cornerstone, I will bring you up to speed. I decided that instead of preaching about money when we were behind or there was a financial crunch or crisis in the church, which…

Using Foreign Currency

Peter just shook his head.  All they wanted was money.  Couldn’t they see the bigger picture?  That there was more at stake than just money.  They had just arrived back in town and before they could even get settled the church was there with its hand out.  Well, it wasn’t actually the church, but close…

Foreign Exchange: A Better Exchange

So here we are. Week two of Money Month! In case you weren’t here last week or if you are new to Cornerstone, I made a decision a number of years ago that instead of responding to various financial crisis in the church by preaching on them that I would take one month each year…

Foreign Exchange: Intro

Through the 58 years of my life I’ve had the opportunity to live in 4 different countries and have visited 5 African Countries, 7 European Countries, and another 15 countries scattered throughout the Caribbean, Central America and South America.   And the one thing that have in common of course is money.   Now, their money might…