Pastor's Letter, Announcements, and Worship Service Details - December 18, 2022


We all have a way of evaluating God and what God’s doing in the world and in our lives. The evaluations we make are based on something. And if what they are based on is not true, it's going to be a problem. This Sunday, I want us to think about the way we make these evaluations by quickly looking at the way John evaluates what is going on with Jesus, and then, more importantly, looking at the way Jesus evaluates what is going on with John in Luke 7:18–28.

Come praying God will use this message to help us see this world and our lives from His perspective.



For the younger children this Sunday, you can have them listen for the word: “circumstances.” To encourage them, Marda will have some treats afterward.

Truth To Think About

“Contentment is possible if you get skill in the art of it; you may attain to it, and it will prove to be not such a difficult thing either, if you but understand the mystery of it. There are many things that men do in their callings, that if someone who doesn’t have that job sees, might think is a mighty hard thing, and that he should never be able to do it. But that is because he does not understand the art of it; there is a twist of the hand by which you may do it with ease.”

– Jeremiah Burroughs


  1. Membership directory! If you haven’t gotten your picture taken yet for the membership directory, this Sunday is your chance. Help us by taking the initiative to come and have your picture taken at the back entrance.

  2. Christmas Cookie Open House: The Macks will be hosting their annual Christmas Cookie open house from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 22nd. Come join us!


Sunday, December 18th. We will be taking communion together but not having church lunch.

Building Usage. The church that subleases from Cornerstone Bible Church will be switching its building usage from Tuesday to Thursday (as well as continue to use the building on Saturday after 1pm). Cornerstone Bible Church offices will continue to be open on Thursday, but CBC will not be able to use the church for meetings on Thursday.

Holiday Calendar.

  • Christmas Cookie Open House at the Macks on Thursday, December 22nd 5–8 p.m.
  • Our children’s ministry will be singing and music team leading at our annual Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 23rd at 7 p.m. Christ will be exalted!
  • There will be one 10:30 a.m. service on both Christmas Day and New Year Day. Equipping Hour and children's ministry will not meet.

CBC Annual Retreat. Mark your calendars and start saving for our annual CBC Retreat: February 17–20, 2023 at Oak Glen Christian Conference Center.

Bible Reading Project will not meet in December.

Equipping Hour @ 9 AM

This week we’ll be learning how to speak this truth of “In Him” to one another. To prepare for Equipping Hour, meditate on the following question: which of the blessings of our being “in Christ”/”united with Him” has stood out to you as a source of joy in your current stage of life and trials? (Teachings from previous weeks can be found here.)

Sunday Morning Worship Service @ 10:30 AM