The Strategy of the Treasure

Last week we started with tales of treasure and tales of pirates. Which reminds me, do you know why pirates are called pirates? Because they arrgg. That was free. 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…

The Reality of the Treasure

When you think of a treasure, what crosses your mind? Perhaps something buried by a pirate? When I was a boy, when I thought about treasure, I thought about Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver from Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel “Treasure Island”. By the way, Long John Silver was the ship’s cook, not the ship’s…

I Am the Good Shepherd

I am the Shepherd "I am." Over the past six weeks, we have been looking at the various times that Jesus describes himself using the phrase "I am."  And so we have examined Jesus words and meaning when he said "I am the way," "I am the truth," "I am the life," "I am the…

I am the Bread of Life

When I was a child, our family lived in Germany and the bread was dark and coarse.  When we moved home to Canada my image of bread became my Grandmother’s home-made bread enjoyed warm with homemade strawberry jam and a slice of old cheddar cheese. During my teen years, bread was used as a figure…

I am the Gate

“I am.”  That’s what Jesus said. “I am.”  Over the next few weeks we will be looking at the various times that Jesus used the phrase “I am” to metaphorically describe himself.  “I am the Way”, “I am the truth”, “I am the resurrection”, “I am the life”, “I am the bread of life”, “I…

I AM . . .

Do you have a favourite musical group?  No doubt it has changed through the years.  When I was a young teen, I liked Herman's Hermits.    Then I graduated into a number of Canadian Bands, BTO, Five Man Electrical Band, Trooper, April Wine. When I went to Bible college, most of those groups were frowned upon…

The Greatest Commandment

Wow, it’s 2021.  I don’t know that there has ever been a new year as anticipated as this one.  Considering the year we just came through not sure that that says a lot about 2021, or 2020.  Kind of like the guy who was banging his head against a wall and someone asked him why…

Even Though. . .

Have you ever argued with God?  Or complained to God?  Have you ever wanted to know why He did what He did and why He didn’t do what he didn’t do? Perhaps you were simply offering him advice on how to run the world.  Not necessarily the entire universe but the world, or at least…

Advent. . . Hope

I can think of nothing sadder than a life lived without hope. A hope that regardless of how bad things might seem, that things could get better.  That ultimately every night has a dawn, every storm has an end, and every mountain has a peak. Author and preacher Max Lucado writes, “We need hope. There's…