Pastor Tim’s Notes begin 3/5/2021
 
Cornerstone of Faith BLOG’s last posting is  February 2021, “A Day of Love.”   It has been my honor to share my thoughts, joys and struggles over the years but especially how God is always there; showing me the way through my life as I draw closer to Him. 
Sheila
 

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Last night as my family and I watched the fireworks explode across the night sky, celebrating our nation’s 240 year declaring independence from the British Empire, I was thinking how a different perspective on the same event results in a decision of choice and ultimately the outcome. While we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence by our country’s forefathers, if we view it from England’s perspective the colonists were declaring war against England. The most powerful nation in terms of military and financial means at that time.  Such bravery for the colonists, and yet some thought the same acts were mad and chose to side with the Tories.  Two school of thoughts for the same subject.  James Madison and Thomas Jefferson wrote to the public of the wrongs the colonists were being subjected and eventually swayed the majority of the public to join and fight for the cause. 

 The Apostles were sent out to the world to teach the public, sure they must have talked about the wrong doings of the world and the turmoil within each man, but the true mission:  introduce Jesus, declaring that through Him, that whoever believes shall not perish but have everlasting life. People could choose to believe or choose to ignore; the same choice every person has today.  One decision, two possible outcomes. 

 For the believer, they wear the armor of God.  It is the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of truth, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God!  For those who believe, just imagine the “fireworks” our God celebrates with each person who declares their independence from the things of this world.
 
As John Eldredge writes in Wild at Heart, “the world is not a place or a set of behaviors – it is any system built by our collective sin, all our false selves coming together to reward and destroy each other.”
 
Only through Jesus Christ can we truly declare our independence. 
 
 
 
 


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Happy Father’s Day
No matter what type of earthly dad you have or may have had, we have a heavenly Father who is AWESOME, OMNIPOTENT, LOVING, and GRACIOUS. 
 
 


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June, is  often referred to as the wedding month.  
 
The Bible gives instructions to a young man and young women who are about to enter into marriage. Genesis 2:24 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife: and they shall become one flesh.”
 
 Often wedding’s include passages from 1 Corinthians into their ceremony, …Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered…bears all things, believes all things hopes all things,…Love never fails…But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.  
 
A colleague who is getting married this month shared a saying he heard, and it struck me how honest it describes what it takes for a successful marriage of a man and a woman.
            “A Perfect Marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.”   
 
Amen!