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Making the most of Getaway

Getaway is Cornerstone’s annual weekend away. It’s an opportunity for our four congregations to fellowship together for a concentrated period of time. It’s an opportunity for you to be refreshed and encouraged (and perhaps challenged) by the living word of God. It’s an opportunity to get to know better and encourage a brother or sister in Christ. ...

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Colossians Sermon Series at Concord

The church at Colossae was under attack from false teachers who were denigrating the deity of Jesus; they were teaching that He was not actually God. It was critical to Paul that this church know God in His greatness and glory, rather than in the deficient view given them by the false teachers (Colossians 1:25; 2:1...

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Nehemiah Sermon Series at Homebush Bay

The Book of Nehemiah is the story and the memoirs of a man who sought to rebuild the city of God according to His promises. It’s a vivid account of the way God worked in His people Israel, to establish themselves again in their holy city, Jerusalem....

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Training Samurai in Tokyo

Our mission strategy is to train and equip locals to reach their own people with the gospel. We have been doing this in various ways over the years, the most obvious example of which is our partnership with the James O Fraser Centre and it’s ministries in Thailand and Myanmar.Apart from that, Cornerstone does have other mission work elsewhere. Let me highlight one of...

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Running Scared! An Entry from the Journal of Steven Soldatos

Anxieties and fears are as much a part of the first-century church as they are today. Jesus says so! "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life . . .” (Matthew 6:26). The apostle Paul says, Philippians 4:6, “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.&rdqu...

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Ten Things I Have Learned

On Saturday the 22nd of August someone sent me an email seeking advice as to what they should do regarding a compulsory event at Burwood Girls High School the following Friday where classes for all years were to be cancelled for two periods and every student was instructed to dress in purple clothing, eat purple cup cakes, celebrate a parade under the rainbow flag and watc...

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Introduction to the Exodus Sermon Series

Exodus Of all the key events in the OT, perhaps none are more central than God’s redemption of his people from Egypt. The events described in Exodus shape the rest of the OT the way the redemption work of Jesus shapes the New. The most important lessons in this series have to do with the identity and character of the God who rescued his people from slavery in fulf...

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Gay Marriage and the “slippery slope”

Gay Marriage and the “slippery slope” I can still vividly remember as a young boy when homosexuality was not only viewed as a psychological illness but a criminal offence. Indeed, it is only as recently as 1997 that homosexuality was decriminalised in the state of Tasmania. At the time, people talked about this being the start of a “slippery slope”...

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Are You Converted

Acts 9 and the Conversion of Saul This week we return to our series on the book of Acts. Throughout the year, we have preached that the Book of Acts is, in fact, a record of the Act of the ascended/enthroned Jesus. In chapter 9, Jesus enters the centre stage in the conversion of the Saul. Once a murderous Pharisee, after meeting Jesus Saul becomes an unstoppable preache...

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RICE Rally 2015

RICE Rally is an inter-church evangelistic event run by the RICE Movement for high-schoolers and their friends. Cornerstone was one of the original churches involved when RICE first started in 2002 and has been attending ever since. Over the years, thousands of youth have attended the rally and many hundreds have recommitted their lives to Christ or have become Christian...

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