Dear Cornerstone Family,
Raising a family that loves God and values others is a difficult job and may even seem near impossible in our culture. Most families are struggling and many are giving up, but there is hope. In Matthew 7:24-25 (NIV) Jesus said, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” There is no escaping the storms of life. There will be storms of health, relationships, financial difficulties, spiritual storms, and more. If you want your family to love God and value others, then you must be intentional about the foundation you are laying. Far too often, culture, media, and even those around us have a greater influence than we realize. With so many voices attempting to shape our values, it can be difficult to stay on course and live lives that reflect what is most important to us. This Sunday we will begin a new series called, Building Our Family Identity, where we will learn how to lay a foundation that will help ensure success in our most important ministry—your family!
“Unless the LORD builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the LORD protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good. It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.” Psalm 127:1-2 (NLT)
How are you building your foundation?
Following THE Leader with you,
Pastor Ed Turley
Cornerstone Church of Poway
Would you like to become a Cornerstone partner and make Cornerstone your church home? On June 11, from 2:00-4:30 pm, we will be hosting our church Partnership class where you will learn more about our theology, mission, and vision. To sign up, please contact the church office at 858-748-2327 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can provide enough refreshments and childcare. We look forward to seeing you!
A child dedication service is not what most people think it is. This is not a time where salvation is given or acquired. This is a time when a family comes and dedicates their lives to raise their child in a God honoring, Bible believing way (Deuteronomy 6:4-6). To sign up, please contact the church office at 858-748-2327 or email: email@example.com so I can meet with you to go over your part in this service.