A Prayer to Prepare for the Lord’s Day

“O maker and Upholder of all things, Day and night are thine; they are also mine from thee- the night to rid me of the cares of the day, to refresh my weary body, to renew my natural strength; the day to summon me to new activities, to give me opportunity to glorify thee, to serve my generation, to acquire knowledge, holiness, eternal life. …

Fervency in our Prayers

Kevin DeYoung with an apt challenge to the church to be fervent and earnest in our prayers.  May CSOSPC indeed be ‘a church of earnest prayer.’ http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevindeyoung/2013/06/06/the-church-of-earnest-prayer/

Order of Worship for Sunday June 9, 2013 11:00am

The Lord Calls Us to Worship * Salutation 1 Corinthians 1:3 * Call to Worship Psalm 47:1-4 * Prayer of Invocation   Our Response to the Lord’s Call * Hymn of Praise # 347 “The Church’s One foundation” Confession of Faith WCF 1.5, TH, p. 848 Corporate Prayer of Confession Silent Prayer of Confession Assurance of Pardon Micah 7:18-20 Scripture …

From the Pastor’s Desk: The Light in Our Heart

Dear Cornerstone brothers and sisters, The psalmist says, “Clap your hands all peoples!  Shout to God with loud songs of joy!  For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth” (Ps 47:1-2).  Indeed what a great king we have.  Our Lord created us and redeemed us – he made us and saved …

Who chose the New Testament canon?

Dr. Mike Kruger with a very important point about our Bibles: http://michaeljkruger.com/ten-basic-facts-about-the-nt-canon-that-every-christian-should-memorize-8-the-nt-canon-was-not-decided-at-nicea-nor-any-other-church-council/

Why does God hear our Prayers?

Spurgeon: “Remember, the Lord will not hear you, because of the arithmetic of your prayers; he does not count their numbers. He will not hear you because of the rhetoric of your prayers; he does not care for the eloquent language in which they are conveyed. He will not listen to you because of the geometry of your prayers; he does not compute them by their length, …

New series on Habakkuk

“Why is God silent?  Where is God?  Is He at work in the church?  Why are things ending up the way they are?  This is not how I thought it would go?”  Have you ever asked these questions?  If we are honest, we have all asked these questions?  And so did the prophet Habakkuk.  This Sunday we will begin a …

Order of Worship for Sunday June 2, 2013 11:00am

The Lord Calls Us to Worship * Salutation 1 Corinthians 1:3 * Call to Worship Psalm 66:1-4 * Prayer of Invocation   Our Response to the Lord’s Call * Hymn of Praise # 302 “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” Confession of Faith WCF 5.5, TH, p. 851 Corporate Prayer of Confession Silent Prayer of Confession Assurance of Pardon Isaiah 1:18 …

From the Pastor’s Desk: In the Beginning

Dear Cornerstone Brothers and Sisters, Grace and peace in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  “Why is God silent?  Where is God?  Is He at work in the church?  Why are things ending up the way they are?  This is not how I thought it would go?”  Have you ever asked these questions?  If we are honest, we have …

Is the Bible an Idol?

New Testament Professor Michael Kruger with some excellent thoughts  concerning a recent article by a critic of the faith who claims that Christians make the Bible an idol.  Read his essay here: http://michaeljkruger.com/do-christians-make-the-bible-an-idol/