Cornerstone Baptist Church Aiken SC
October 15, 2017
Intentional Prayer How intentional are we about praying? How intentional are we about what we are praying for? Is praying intentional important? The Bible is full of instances where God's people have prayed intentionally. Come and hear how intentional prayer will benefit all people!!
October 8, 2017
1 Timothy 2:8-15 "The Family in Worship" In this text Paul discusses the place of men and women in public worship. I know this is a very touchy subject in our culture today. Many think Paul is a woman hater and should not be listened to while others just gloss over what Paul says. I believe that Paul, who was inspired by the Holy Spirit, is saying in this passage of scripture that worship is to be orderly; that there is no room for chaos in a worship service. Because God has set up men to...
October 1, 2017
1 Timothy 2:1-7 "Prayer in Worship" Paul now turns from the need for sound teaching to the church, to giving instruction on worship. It should not surprise us he does this because for a Christian to be successful in their work with Christ, it is essential to know the truths of scripture and for uplifting worship. An important part of worship is to spend time in prayer. Prayer is one of the wonderful privileges we have as Christians. We come right into the presence of our Creator and place...
September 24, 2017
1 Timothy 1:18-20 "Doctrine from the Pulpit" As Paul instructs this young pastor, he lets Timothy know there is a great need for the church to know the truth of the Gospel. Paul actually lets him know that in teaching the doctrinal truth of the Christian life, he will need to do so as if he were in a fight; a spiritual battle against Satan, the world and our own desires. The only way to win is to have our lives filled with God's Spirit and our hearts and minds in the Word of God. Paul...
September 17, 2017
1 Timothy 1:12-17 "Paul's Testimony" Paul lets us know he thinks of himself as the worst of sinners. He knew before he met Christ he did his best to destroy men and women who had trusted Christ as their Savior. But then he met Christ in a very wonderful way and his life was radically changed. Even though most of us were not as evil as Paul was before he met Christ, we all are sinners and stand condemned to hell and in need of Christ, just like Paul was. Let this testimony of Paul's touch...
Music for September 17, 2017
Call to Worship Music Service for September 17, 2017 at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Aiken, SC.
September 10, 2017
1 Timothy 1:1-11 "Danger" The letter to Timothy by Paul is a letter to encourage young Timothy in the ministry. Paul knew his ministry was soon to end and in a sense this letter was Paul handing off his work to Timothy. This letter is full of sound teaching of the truths of Christian living. This will be a great journey as we will be encouraged and challenged along with Timothy in our walk with Jesus Christ. As Paul begins he gave a warning of danger, danger of false teachers who pervert...
September 3, 2017
2 Peter 3:14-18 "Encouraged Till the End" As this letter concludes, Peter revisits the main topics he has talked about. He again lets us know we have all we need for salvation in Christ. Next he reminds us that false teaching will be trying to deceive people. He wants us to know our Lord wants the Gospel to be preached so as many people as possible will come to saving found in Christ. He ends with a word of encouragement that someday Christ will return for us. He wants all Christians to...
August 27. 2017
2 Peter 3:10-13 "This World Will End" In our text today, we hear Peter once again talk about the return of the Lord. He lets us know that His return will come quickly and without warning. Now in the midst of him saying Christ will return, he says how a Christian should live in our world today. He says we should live a holy life in that he means a pure life; a life with a focus on spiritual values. He also says live a godly life; a life that wants the world around them to see Jesus in...
August 20, 2017
2 Peter 3:1-9 "Where Is He?" After stressing the point of being watchful of false teachers in chapter 2, now Peter turns to the return of our Lord, Jesus Christ. The persecuted church always has found comfort in the fact that someday Christ will return for the church and evil people will then face the horrors of the tribulation and then judgment by God. Peter says very clearly that the process told of such a day and Christ did also. So when someone tries to put doubts in our minds...
August 13, 2017
2 Peter 2:18-22 "False Christians" In this second chapter, Peter keeps on the offense against false teachers. I don't know about you, but I like his passion for the truth of the Gospel and his strong attack on false teaching. Sometimes in trying to not offend anyone we preachers tiptoe around such matters, but not Peter. My opinion is we need to be more like Peter on this matter, not so much attacking a person, but the message that is put out by certain religious groups. In this text, he...
August 6, 2017
2 Peter 2:10-17 "Brute Beasts" Peter continues with his words of judgment on false teachers. We can ask, why is Peter so outspoken about false teachers. Since I like to keep things simple, we can find answers that are clear and come close to us today. False teachers come to us by men and women who claim to be spokespersons for God and truth. They are religious on religious TV. They write religious books. The problem is their teaching has errors in it that pervert the Gospel. When that...
July 30, 2017
2 Peter 2:4-10 "Judgment Is Coming" In this text, Peter once again lets us know that evil and those who do evil will be judged Last time, Peter talked about false teachers, now he says those who lead people to hell by their false teaching will face a judgment that is sure. He gives three examples from the past where God judged evil and evil people. By doing this, he is letting us know no one gets by with their sinful ways. The only hope for any of us is to turn to God's grace and find...
July 23, 2017
2 Peter 2:1-3 "False Teaching Exposed" We are now given the fact that in the world where the truth of the Gospel is preached, you will find false teaching that tries to deceive people to believe "another gospel" as Paul would say. In our message today, Peter lets us know you will always find counterfeits. They will add to the gospel by saying you need works. Or they say if you believe enough, or have enough faith, you will never get sick or have money problems. Sound familiar? Of course,...
July 16, 2017
2 Peter 1:12-21 "Word of the Prophets" Now Peter lets us know that the truth is not based on any man's opinion, but is based on the Word of God. This Word of God, which we know as the Bible, was given by the Holy Spirit to men who wrote it down so that today we know it is God's Word to us. In a time when so many people give us their opinion on many matters, it is good to know that in the Bible God has spoken and His Word is true. It never will change and it is for us to know salvation and...
July 9, 2017
2 Peter 1:5-11 "Faith Leads to Growth" Peter starts out by saying "add to your faith". Last time he said that "Christ has given to us everything we need for life and godliness." Is there a contradiction in His words? On the surface it might look that way, but the truth is, Christ has given us all we need. Also we must apply what He has given to us. Our spiritual growth is an ongoing process. The Bible calls it sanctification. The journey starts the day you and I trusted Jesus as Savior, but...
July 2, 2017
2 Peter 1:1-4 "A Shared Faith" Peter wrote this second letter to churches in what is now modern day Turkey, to let them know all true Christians have faith in Jesus Christ. This letter is also a warning about false Christians or false teachers. Peter says if they knew and understood real Christian doctrine, they could see what was of Christ and what was from corrupt teachers. What we see in this text is also important to us. The church today faces the same types of false teachers as did the...