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12 September 2017

If our Sunday services only acknowledged the reality of our broken Genesis 3 lives (The Fall), and did not continue on to speak the whole story, we would be without hope. But it is exactly there in Genesis 3 where God promises Redemption. Redemption that has been accomplished by perfect life and perfect sacrifice of God's perfect Son, Jesus Christ. 'It is finished (Jn 1...

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19 September 2017

The fourth movement of the Gospel Story Liturgy is Restoration. The redemptive work of Christ has restored and secured right relationship between God and man. When we are united with Christ, we are clothed in His righteousness and it is His perfect sacrifice that allows us to come boldly before the throne of grace crying, 'Abba!' [1 Tim 2:5, Col 2:11-12, 2 Cor 5:21, Heb 4...

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26 September 2017

The final movement of the Gospel Story Liturgy is Glorification. Glorification is the ultimate consummation of Christ and the Church being united together for all eternity (Rev 19:6-9). Glorification will be the place where we see face-to-face, that which is perfectly seen in the face of Christ. It will be the place where we see free from the veil of sin. It will be the ...

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5 September 2017

The second movement of the Gospel story liturgy is 'The Fall.' Sin has distorted, warped and broken everything and everyone. As we gather God's people, some enter acutely aware of this reality addiction, illness, suffering, death, fractured relationships, fears, the list is endless. Those people need to be reminded that they are not alone in their sin here we are as a f...

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27 June 2017

The first movement of the Gospel story liturgy is 'Creation.' And where does creation begin? With God. 'In the beginning God' (Gen 1:1). The sovereignty, rule and reign of God extends from eternity past even before He created time, space, and formed the world. He is the 'only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproa...

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20 June 2017

Spurgeon said, 'The most important daily habit we can possess is to remind ourselves of the Gospel.' Why? Because we are forgetful people. Scripture is full of commands to 'remember.' And full of examples of those who forget no sooner does Israel step foot out of 400 years of slavery do they long for the 'comforts' of their former bondage (Exodus 16). After Joshua dies, a...

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5 July 2016

'Confidence without arrogance, humility without self-pity, power without swagger only the gospel steadies us.' Jared C. Wilson The gospel. The good news of who Jesus is, what He has done and who we are in light of that truth is the most important thing you will hear today and the day after that... and the day after that. The gospel is the most important thing for you to...

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8 March 2016

'Grateful hearts want to monopolize the tongues of the people for the glory of God.' Spurgeon Gratitude is born in two areas: when we've been given something unexpected, undeserved or extravagant, and when we see a bigger picture past the present moment. Is this not the Gospel story? A grace and love that we do not deserve that moves us out of the present moment into ete...

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9 December 2014

'Our job as worship leaders is to help people see the gospel more clearly and understand how it affects everything.' Matt Boswell What we do on a Sunday is not an isolated, insular moment.As we gather together as Cornerstone Church we're gathering as a small portion of the larger Body of Christ gathering with believers from around the city, country and world. We also jo...

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22 September 2014

"If you wish to deepen the worship of the people of God, above all deepen their grasp of his ineffable majesty in his person and in all his works." - DA Carson---The definition of 'ineffable' is 'too extreme or too great to be expressed in words.' How fitting for our God! But as people who's job is to give the congregation words to express and sing of a God who is inexpres...

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