Dear Cornerstone Family,
“Do not give the devil a foothold.” Ephesians 4:27 (NIV) Remember Verse
Every relationship needs love and respect to survive and to thrive. Unfortunately, if we are starving for love, sometimes we withhold respect or if we are starving for respect, we withhold love. This is often the typical battle between husbands and wives. If we don’t humble ourselves and practice daily love and respect with each other, we will eventually starve our relationships to death.
We are in a spiritual battle for our families, and remember, our families are not the enemy. The devil wants to undermine our relationships where there is little love or respect. Our culture wants us to compromise and look for it elsewhere. Our flesh wants us to take shortcuts outside of our marriage that will ultimately destroy our families. We must battle against the devil, our culture and our flesh for the future of our families.
Last weekend we learned that the way we love each other is a demonstration of how well we know Jesus. In Ephesians 5:31-33 (NLT2) we read, “As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” 32 This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. 33 So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”
Jesus set the example by submitting to the Father’s will and laying down His life for us. Our marriages are to be an example of God’s love and mercy to our families and the world. Do you have any relationships that are starving for love and respect?
Join us this Sunday as we study how showing respect we can protect our families and give us victory over the devil, our culture and our flesh.
Pastor Ed Turley
Cornerstone Church of Poway
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MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers): This Sunday!
A new MOPS group will be starting Sunday, Feb. 17 and will meet every other Sunday from 12:30-2:00 pm in the cafe. Come relax and enjoy the time with other moms, providing support and encouragement, as you equip one another on the challenges of motherhood. Invite your mom friends!
Ladies, you are invited to a Women’s Breakfast with awesome food, engaging fellowship and to raise money for Women’s Retreat financial assistance this year. Join us Saturday, Mar. 9, 9-11:00 am in the café. Suggested donation $5. More information is at the Women’s Ministry table in the courtyard or contact email@example.com.
If you would like to become a Cornerstone partner and make Cornerstone your church home, our Partnership class is being held Sunday, Mar. 10, from 12:30-3:00 pm at Pastor Ed and Karen’s home. Come and enjoy lunch and learn more about Cornerstone’s theology, mission, and vision. To sign up or for questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can plan for food and childcare.
Cornerstone, in collaboration with local Girl Scouts Troop 2210 and The Red Cross, is hosting a blood drive on Sunday, Mar. 10 from 12:00-6:00 pm in the Xtreme Youth room. Please come show your support and help save a life!
It’s been fun meeting new people at Family Night, we encourage you to check it out! We gather every Tuesday from 6-7:30 pm. All ages-everyone welcome! We meet in the café for dinner, worship together, then break into small groups. The kids are in age-appropriate groups that includes study and activities. Childcare for ages 0-3 provided.