So, you are pretty religious.
Is that good? Is that bad?
This Sunday we are going to look at Luke 5:33-39 and see one big difference between the way the Pharisees thought of religious activity and Jesus did. As we do, I pray you will see Christianity is a whole lot better than simply more religious and that you will be challenged to look at what you are doing and make sure that you are engaging in religious activity in a way that pleases Jesus and is good for you.
To help you make the most out of Sunday messages, I’ve made some changes to the sermon brief I normally send out.
It includes some things to do before you come on Sunday, some things to do while you are at church, and then some things to do afterwards.
Please take some time to print it out and look through it.
Come ready! Come expectant! Come praying!
For the younger children this Sunday, you can have them listen for the word, “religious.” To encourage them, Marda will have some treats afterward.
We had a great discussion on the Pastor’s Podcast this week. Will has helped us by making short clips of each question we discussed. Check it out here. On the Family Matters podcast this week, I talked about making marriage a priority and the need for working hard at it. Check it out here. If you are being helped, let me know. You might even give a rating on our Apple podcast channel. Apparently that helps others know about it. Also if you have questions you would like me to address, give me an email.
Short-Team Missions Fundraising. This Friday, members of the South Africa and Alaska STM's, as well as students from ROOTS, will babysit your kids! We will be at the church from 5pm-9pm, playing games, having fun and watching a movie. Take the opportunity to drop the kids off and have a date night or catch up with old friends! We will provide dinner for the kids. A donation will be taken to support the purchase of plane tickets. Please fill out this form for each child that will be attending.
Short-Term Missions Offering. An offering for Short-Term Missions will be taken during service on June 12. This offering will go toward the teams’ in-country expenses.
CBC Outing! Angels vs Astros, Wednesday July 13th at 6:30 p.m. Here is a link to a google form set up by Polus Ting where you can reserve how many tickets you’d like. Tickets can be paid for and picked up on Sundays, July 3 and 10. This is an excellent opportunity for your eternal family to meet your neighbors and coworkers!
Church Family Time. Here are links to the three Family Time sessions. While everyone is invited to listen, if you are a member committed to Cornerstone Bible Church, please make sure to catch up on any that you have missed.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) Volunteer Sign-Up. To serve at VBS, please email Ryan Bakonis with any questions or sign up here.VBS will be on the evenings of July 31-August 3.
Communion and Church Lunch. Next Sunday, June 19th, we’ll remember Jesus’ death in our place by partaking of the Lord’s Supper. We will also enjoy church lunch together.
Service Teams. If you are interested in serving on the Welcoming Team, the Communications Team or the After-School Tutoring Team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll forward your contact information. For more information, please listen to the Family Times, Parts 2 and 3.
Podcasts! Subscribe to podcasts from CBC. The church’s podcasts can be found here. (You can submit questions for the pastors’ Q&A here.)
Bible Reading Project. Come and learn with Pastor Joshua from Exodus as we read God’s Word together! Thursdays, Auditorium, at 6:30-7:30 a.m.
Weekly Pre-Service Prayer. While the whole church will be joining together at 9 a.m. on the first Sunday of the month, there will be a weekly, pre-service prayer time from 8:15-8:45 a.m. in the Upper Room. The focus will be praying for that morning’s ministry, our missionaries and other requests
Always Ready. Our next Equipping Hour class begins June 12th at 9am and will meet three Sundays. If you did not get the church email with the “assignment,” please contact us.
Order of Service
Welcome and Call to Worship - Joshua Mack
Scripture Reading: Luke 5:33-39
Preaching of God’s Word: “Jesus > Religion” - Luke 5:33-39
Link to Questions, Quotes and Notes