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Day of prayer and fasting

Dear CCK family, We want to invite you to participate in a day of prayer and fasting for Doug Sexton, his family, and others in our church experiencing difficulties. We are setting aside this coming Wednesday, July 6th for this purpose. We are going to have two prayer meetings at lunchtime (12-1) — one at the church in the White Oak Room and one at the VFC House (2...

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Father + Son Campout

We had a great time at Frozen Head State Park for our annual Father + Son Campout.  We caught crawdads together and created a little arena to watch them battle each other.  We played Mountain Ball and learned that dads are much more competitive than their sons. Samuel Barbee laughed hysterically as he covered himself in glow in the dark liquid. (It’s a...

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A Corporate Confession

This past Sunday, during our time of singing, Zach lead us through a corporate confession from the Heidelberg Catechism.  Here is what we recited together: Q&A 86: Q. What is your only comfort in life and in death? A. That I am not my own, but belong—body and soul, in life and in death—to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all ...

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Members Family Night

 Here are some photos from our most recent Family Night.   Delete Members Family Night (May 2016)  ...

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Sunday Quotes

Bill preached this past Sunday from 1 Timothy 3:14-16.  You can listen to the message here.  Here are the quotes Bill used: I love Thy kingdom, Lord,The place of Thine abode,The church our blest Redeemer savedWith His own precious blood.I love Thy church, O God;Her walls before Thee stand,Dear as the apple of Thine eye,And graven on Thy hand. For her my tears...

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Chris and Cynthia Pritchett Testimony

Cindy: Chris and I have both believed in God for most of our lives. We even both made verbal commitments to Christ during our teenage years. However, as the years progressed, it became evident by our lifestyles that true conversions had not taken place. Thankfully, God sovereignly placed mentors in both of our lives who shared the gospel with us. We each eventually exper...

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Ashley Williams testimony

This past Sunday, before our baptisms, Ashley Williams shared about God's saving grace in her life.  Here is what she shared: My sister, Katelyn, loves to ask questions. Why? How? What? As her little sister for 18 years, I have had great practice trying to answer these questions. Growing up though, neither of us were asked many questions about our faith. We went to c...

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Deacons: Vital Gifts of God Quotes

This past Sunday, Walt preached from 1 Timothy 3:8-13 on the gift that deacons are to the church. You can listen to that message here.   Here are the quotes that Walt used: “[Deacons] release the elders to devote themselves to spiritual leadership by serving in physical and financial matters in a way that brings unity among the church under the authority of t...

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Sunday preview

Here is what we are planning for this Sunday. Worship: Come Praise and Glorify How Rich a Treasure We Possess Not in Me Grace Alone Baptisms -- we have the privilege of baptizing three individuals Jesus I My Cross Have Taken Announcements: Dogs on the Lawn Today Baptism Class -- next Sunday at 9 AM. Building Fund week 1 Message:  1 Timothy 3:8-13 ...

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Sunday announcements

As you came in this morning, you had a card on your chair for Inasmuch United Knoxville. Inasmuch United Knoxville is a day of compassion ministry. As a church, we set aside one day every spring, along with dozens of other churches across Knoxville, and we go and serve those in need and ministries that care for those in need. On this Saturday morning, we will go...

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Abigail Lafreniere testimony

This past Sunday, Abigail shares about her experience at Sarah Moore Green elementary school.  On Saturday April 16th, we are going to be serving at Sarah Moore Green along with several others locations as part of Inasmuch United Knoxville.  Here is what Abigail shared:   Most people are introduced to a church by a friend, a sign, the building, a social eve...

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Sundays announcements

Here are the announcements from this past Sunday: Exploring Cornerstone Church Class This class is for anyone who wants to learn more about what we believe, what we value, how we care for one another, or if you want to explore membership. It's a one-day class with all 4 sessions.   Saturday, April 9. 9 AM - 2 PM. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Childcare is pr...

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Janice Pierce Testimony

This past Sunday, Janice shared about the care and comfort she received from God, through many friends who surrounded her during a tough season. Here is what she shared: When I reflect on my time thus far, here at Cornerstone, the phrase found in Esther 4:14 comes quickly to mind----"For such a time as this." I have had two distinct moments in my life where the Lord clear...

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Sunday Preview

This coming Sunday is Daylight Savings, so please remember to set your clocks forward one hour on Saturday night.  We'll have chicken biscuits before church on Sunday for everyone who gets here before 10.   Here is the plan for our service: Worship: How Great is Your Faithfulness Look and See New Again Scripture Reading:  Philippians 3:7-9 Be Thou M...

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A Prayer for Compassion Ministry

This past Sunday, for our pastoral prayer, we spent some time praying for our compassion team and different ministries we partner with around Knoxville.  Please continue to pray for these individuals and ministries.  If you would like to serve with our compassion team, please check out this page.  "You are the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, w...

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Candy Store photos

Here are some photos from our Candy Store we did after church this past Sunday.  This is one of the many things we do after church throughout the year to encourage community, fellowship, and relationships.    Delete Candy Store 2016  ...

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Recommended Resources

This past Sunday, as we entered 1 Timothy chapter 2, we are going to hit the topics of biblical manhood/womanhood over the next couple of Sundays.  So, along with the preaching, we wanted to highlight a couple of recources for furthur study.  Here are the resources we recommended this week: Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, edited by John Piper a...

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Andrew Maples testimony

This past Sunday, Andrew Maples shared about God's grace and perfect patience displayed in his life.  Here is what he shared: Hi, my name is Andrew Maples. I have been a member of Cornerstone for about two years now and a part of VFC for about four. I would say I gave my life to the Lord late one night in 5th grade. The years to follow would be characterized by a pas...

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Pray first quotes

Here are the quotes Bill used in his message on Sunday. "For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds."  -- 2 Corinthians 10:3 "The LORD is good to all,  and his mercy is over all that he has made." -- Psalm 145:9 ...

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VFC's Students for Hire

  About a month from now, the college students will head to Laguna beach Florida for VFC's annual spring break trip, Vision Quest. It's a major highlight of the year, and the closer it draws the more excited they get. One of the most important priorities for VFC is to be tightly connected to this church, and the church connected to the college students. One of the ...

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Sunday quotes

Here are the quotes Bill used in his message on 1 Timothy 1:18-20.   “We ought to take the supernatural seriously and realize that we are in a warfare that cannot and should not be domesticated by reinterpreting everything in the biblical worldview so that it fits nicely with secular, naturalistic ways of thinking about the world.” -- John Piper &l...

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Sunday preview

Here's what we are planning for this coming Sunday. Songs:  My Hope is Built Come Ye Sinners Blessed Assurance Cling to Christ Grace and Peace Pastoral Prayer:  we'll be praying for Redeeming Grace Church.  They are preparing to move to Sunday mornings for their meetings and we want to pray for increased outreach opportunites, for their evangelism...

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Sunday quotes

Here are the quotes Walt used in his message on Sunday: "But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and...

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Sunday preview

Here is what we are planning for this Sunday. Songs: Creation Hymn Come Praise and Glorify New Again Not in Me Blessed Assurance Announcements: Guest Lunch Today in White Oak Room FX is this Thursday night for all young adults Heritage Lake Co-op t-shirts will be on sale in the lobby  Cornerstone U on marriage is coming up on Feb. 21st.  6 pm.&nb...

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Moneylife Course this week

This week, for our Cornerstone U, we are kicking-off the Crown Moneylife course.  This is a 5-week course looking into what the scriptures have to say about money and possessions.  During this course, we will dive into: A biblical view of finances Reducing debt Giving generously How much to save vs. how much to give How we should view our "stuff" With e...

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Sunday quotes

“Before we are in Christ, all we will see in the law is our condemnation. But, as Paul is at pains to stress, the law is good, and just, and holy. And we need to understand, sense, feel, and then delight in the grace of law. For unless we are persuaded that God has shown his grace in his law as well as in his Son, all we will hear and see at Sinai is thunder and ligh...

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New Members Sunday

What a joy it was to welcome these 26 new members this past Sunday morning.     ...

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Jasmin Bannister Testimony

This past Sunday, we had the joy of baptizing five individuals.  Baptism is a celebration of the gospel of Christ.  Romans 6:4 says, "We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life."  As we watched these baptisms, we were reminded...

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Sunday quotes

Here are the quotes Bill used in his message on Sunday.   “The pastor by definition is a shepherd, the under-shepherd of the flock of God. His primary task is to feed the flock by leading them to green pastures. He also has to care for them when they are sick or hurt, and seek them when they go astray. The importance of the pastor depends on the value of the ...

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Sunday preview

Here is a preview of what we are planning for this Sunday.  First of all, our Cornerstone U on the doctrine of God continues.  It's meeting in the White Oak Room at 8:45 am.   Here are the songs we are planning to sing together: All Creatures of our God and King How Rich a Treasure We Possess Our Only Hope is You Hallelujah to My King He Will Hold M...

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Leaders Retreat

 Here are some recent photos of our recent leaders retreat to Doe River Gorge.  We thank God for these men, their investment in this church, and how the Lord met us on this retreat.    Delete 2016 Leaders Retreat  ...

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A Prayer for the New Year

This was our pastoral prayer from Sunday morning: Father, All glory be to you! Thank you for making us your people through the work of Jesus Christ! You have fulfilled the promises of your word through Him. As we look forward to that day when we will see you face to face, we pray that we would experience you in fresh and new ways this year. We ask you to increase our hun...

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Bible reading plans

If you are ambitious to read more of the Bible in this coming year, there are more tools than ever before to keep you on track. Whatever your goal, here are some tools to help: 1) Read through the New Testament To read through the New Testament in a year, read a chapter each weekday and take off the weekends. There are 260 chapters, so 52 weeks of reading 5 chapters wi...

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Word of Christ quotes

Here are the quotes from Sunday's message from Colossians 3:16. Matthew Henry — “It must dwell in us, or keep house, not as a servant but as a master.” Ephesians 5:18b-20 —“Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks...

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Announcements recap

On Sunday, we prayed for Jason Graf who will be deployed this coming week.  Afer praying for him, here are the announcements Jeff highlighted for us: It is the kindness of the Lord that Jason’s deployment happens after, and not before, the family got to celebrate Christmastime together. So glad you’ve been here with us, buddy, and are here today. While yo...

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Announcements recap

Here are the things we highlighted during our church life section on Sunday. Christmas Eve Service -- this Thursday at 5 pm. Join us for our annual one-hour Christmas Eve Service where we will sing some traditional christmas carols and be encouraged from God's Word.  We'll also have a brief storytime section for the kids.  It's become an annual tradition for ...

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Sunday preview

This Sunday, we are continuing our Advent series Indestuctible Hope.  We'll have the kids with us for singing and we'll have a break before the message so that you can check your children into childrens ministry. We'll also have a connect lunch after the service for those 50+.  Here is a look at what we are planning. Singing:  Angels We Have Heard ...

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Sunday quotes

This past Sunday, we continued our Indestructible Hope series by looking at the promise God made to Abraham that we see fulfilled thru Christ.  Here are the quotes and scriptures Bill used in that message: Genesis 17:17 -- Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said to himself, “Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Shall Sarah, who is ...

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Sunday preview

Here is a preview of what is coming up for our second week of Advent.  We also have a guest lunch afterwards, so be sure to invite a friend! Worship:  This Sunday is our lessons and carols service.  We'll mix together some traditional carols and scripture readings that walk thru our anticipation for the Messiah.  Lessons and Carols order: O Come Al...

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Indestructible Hope Quotes

Here are the quotes from this Sunday's Advent message.   “We should not think that the serpent’s temptation is nothing more than an invitation to break a rule, arbitrary or otherwise. That is what a lot of people think that “sin” is: just breaking a rule. What is at stake here is something deeper, bigger, sadder, uglier, more heinous. It is ...

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Sunday quotes

“Christ is innocent so far as His own Person is concerned; and therefore He should not have been hanged from the tree. But because, according to the Law, every thief should have been hanged, therefore, according to the Law of Moses, Christ Himself should have been hanged; for he bore the person of a sinner and thief – and not of one but of all sinners and thi...

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Advent Resources

Though you may have begun listening to Christmas music in September, the Advent season is now upon us. Advent simply means coming or arrival. Advent is a season in which the church anticipates and celebrates the coming of Jesus at Christmas. Is there any better season of the year? Over the next 4 Sundays, our Advent series will focus on the indestructible hope found in J...

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Tough Topics: Church vs. State

This past Sunday at Cornerstone U, Kevin Shipp walked thru the tough topic of how the church and the state relate together.  How does a Christian respond to issues in our culture, to politics, and to elections?  What is our responsibility? What is our role?  How does the gospel define our worldview?  Questions like this and more are highlighted in Kevin...

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Sunday announcements recap

Just as a reminder we still have our Cornerstone U classes meeting in the mornings. We will be finishing our Tough Topics Class next week with the topic of Racism. Racism is not an issue of the past but one that is affecting our nation, our churches and our brothers and sisters in Christ. So, we do not want to simply turn a blind eye or turn to CNN, Fox, or Facebook to lea...

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Orphan Sunday

This past Sunday, we participated in Orphan Care Sunday. You can read Michelle's testimony or get more info of how you can participate. ...

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