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…

Chapter 45

The next morning found us on our way back to Jerusalem.  Jesus told us that there was something he had to do at the temple. “I’ve been thinking about it all night,” Jesus said.  “Solomon would be turning over in his grave if he could see what’s happening inside the temple gates.” I wasn’t sure…

Chapter 44

The road between Jericho and Bethany was pretty barren, and it wasn’t long before the crowd became a group and then the group became a few, and soon it was just us walking along the road. The conversation had turned bleak again, Jesus was insisting that the time was getting close.  He spoke of being…

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…

Chapter 43

When Jesus told us that he wanted to be in Jerusalem for the Passover the rest of the group tried to convince him it was too dangerous to go.  For once I kept my mouth shut.  If he felt it was time, who was I to correct him?  He’d made that pretty clear the last…

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…