Across The Jordan

Trusting God can feel perilous. It can and will run counter to our knee-jerk reaction to pursue safety. But we were not made to be safely self-led to our own predetermined destinations. We were made to dive deep into the trenches of surrendered dependence on YHWH. It’s easy to trust God when you agree with Him, but that doesn’t result in growth, it results in a power struggle.

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The Mission Statement: A Reflection by Ed Harris

The following is a reflection on Cornerstone’s mission statement: a community shaped by the gospel for the renewal of all things, written by Ed Harris. What do we mean when we talk about community? How are we defining the gospel? How and where is renewal popping up in life today? What are we looking forward to when we refer to renewal? Ed Harris looks into these questions in three thought-provoking and helpful essays.

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Surprising Love: A Genesis Reflection

A reflection on lessons from Genesis written by Cheryl Wood…. “Genesis reminded me that God’s plan to bless ALL people through a family that He set aside for Himself is His plan for me…for us today.  Just as the family of Abraham was appointed to introduce the Messiah into the world, so are we, His children set aside to introduce Him to OUR world. What an honor!”

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Don't Stop at the Door

Grace is scandalous, controversial, and unexpected. Grace is the Good News that God has not only chosen and accepted us but made a clear way for us to get to Him and live in fellowship with the Trinity. Grace is the voice that calls us home, the door we enter through, and the home we abide in.

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Power in Action

There is suffering when people abuse power, and there is suffering when people entrusted with power fail to use it faithfully. If you’re a believer, you have been entrusted with the power of the Kingdom of God. Practically, you have a voice, resources, time, talent, story, and influence. One small step in the direction of power can change your story and somebody else’s story, too.

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A Washing of Feet

Power can seem like a threatening, unsafe word. But when we look at how Jesus uses it, it becomes a safe, encouraging, empowering word. When we use power the way Jesus did, people get free. If you’ll remember, the men whose feet were washed that day are the same men who turned around and built the Church.

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The Art of Surrender

As a family, we’re talking about the dichotomy of surrender versus control. In reality, most of us live in the tension between grappling for control and living in self-abandoned trust. But what if we gave into that brave, dangerous, heroic life of unbridled trust in the triune God?

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How the Holy Spirit Transformed My Life

Much like the parable of the man who built his house on unsteady ground, when I grew old enough to make my way into the world, my upbringing and foundation crumbled…It was around this time that I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit for the first time since my youth.

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