Today February 2, 2014 started off as a type of day that every Pastor I know of dreads. Temperatures below freezing and a wintry mix of sleet and snow were already present. Already we were looking for a below average attendance, and no one wants that especially when they have a special speaker in to start a conference. Many churches in the area cancelled their church services and spent the day at home with family. Not us at Cornerstone Baptist! What if Jesus would have said, “sorry it is not very easy up on this cross and this cross is not comfortable. I just cannot make this sacrifice for you.” He would not have done such a thing, but when it comes time for us as Christians to really show some sacrifice back to him and faithfully serve him, we say sorry, it is too inconvenient for us. But us at Cornerstone said, Lord let Thy will be done… The Lord blessed and we saw four people trust Christ as their personal Saviour, two people follow the Lord in believer’s baptism, and one rededicate their life to the Lord for his service. God again showed us how he blesses those who faithfully trust in Him. Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
I thank God I’m saved! I thank God I’m going to Heaven when I die! And, I thank God I’m an Independent, Fundamental, Bible-thumping, Baptist preacher! I thank God for a fundamental Baptist church. The Bible is the Word of God. That’s what we preach. We use the KJV by conviction and without apology. Now, what is a fundamentalist? A fundamentalist is somebody who not only embraces the fundamental doctrines of God and is saved, but he opposes that which is evil and wrong and separates from those who are liberals and modernists, who do not hold the fundamentals of the faith. Now a modernist is one who believes in man’s wisdom instead of God’s wisdom. He rejects revealed truth. A liberal is a person who is in step with the world’s views, it’s philosophies of man, who holds man’s views and not God’s views. A liberal is opposite of being a conservative. A liberal Christian is one who won’t stand on much and condemns those who do. And our churches are filled with them…
Wow!! What a great month! We have just completed our Fall Harvest Campaign with our Old Fashioned Sunday on the 22nd and we had 109 in attendance with one saved and three baptized! During our campaign we saw 71 first time visitors (39 adults & 32 kids), 7 saved, 6 rededications, 6 baptisms, and 1 joined the church by letter! We have also averaged 91 on Sunday mornings for this past month! What a great time we had! God has been blessing in so many ways! We have several new families in the church and they are getting ‘plugged in’! It’s exciting to serve a God that is still interested in using sinful man to fulfill His will!
Wow! What an amazing month we had. God has sure been blessing us at Cornerstone Baptist Church. We have seen a lot of growth this last month and have averaged 90 on Sunday mornings. We have seen 5, 5 re-dedications, 1 join the church by letter, and 1 baptism in August! We also had 47 first time visitors. God is so good. Our ladies were able to attend a Ladies Retreat a Calvary in Eufala and they has an amazing time. We also had a family that had a baby this past month. We are now in our Fall Harvest Campaign and pray for more souls to be saved. It is exciting to see God working in and through members and guests of Cornerstone Baptist Church here in McAlester, OK.
At Cornerstone Baptist, we try to stay busy and active with fellowships and activities for both young and old alike. There is a saying that an idle mind is the Devil’s worskshop, and we believe this to be true. You will constantly have friends and fellow Christians to keep you motivated and encouraged by being faithful to the many activities and fellowships that we keep on our schedule. At least once a month, the church hosts a potluck after a Sunday Evening. This is a great time to sit down with new visitors and members and get to know each other better. The Lord has truly been blessing our church, and we would love for you to come be a part of what God is doing in McAlester, OK through Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Unfortunately the principal guilty party in prohibiting the free exercise of religion, a guaranteed constitutional right, has been the Supreme Court. However, Congress is not without blame in regard to the Supreme Court overruling the expressed will of the people. Under Article III Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, Congress has the power to regulate the appellate jurisdiction of the Federal Courts, yet Congress has rarely been so bold to speak out against the judiciary. It is no secret that our forefathers fled England to escape abuse of governmental power! … America, are you ready for judgment day?
God has been blessing! We have seen much growth this past month! We were able to take a group of young people to church camp at Calvary Baptist Church in Eufaula, OK, and we had a great time. The ladies were also able to go to Muskogee on a Ladies Day out. Our young couples took a trip to Checotah to go bowling and they had a great time. God has been blessing! We have seen 24 first time visitors (11 adults & 13 children) in church this last month. We have also averaged 76 on Sunday mornings, praise God. We had 1 get saved and 2 received assurance of their salvation! It’s exciting to serve a God that still answers prayers!
God truly has been good! We had one of the greatest revivals in our church history this last month.
Praise God! What an awesome month. We were able to host our annual youth rally and we had over 130 people here. The youth rally went great and several young people made some good decisions. Thank you for your prayers and your help. The teen girls and the young couples each had a great time […]