REMINDER: Martyrs' Day

Cornerstone Family,

This Sunday is Martyrs’ Day. I’m going to explain a little more about what the purpose of Martyrs’ Day is during my sermon this week, but the goal is basically to spend some time a) remembering that we must be willing to suffer for the sake of the gospel, b) praying for those who are already suffering for the sake of the gospel, and c) anticipating the deliverance from suffering that we’ll experience at the return of Christ.

I know this is a little bit of late notice, but if you’d like to work a couple of passages into your daily devotions to prepare for this Sunday’s service, I might suggest the following:
  • Saturday: Matthew 10:16-24
  • Sunday: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11

I also wanted to give you a heads-up about two things to prepare for this week. First, there will be no announcements after the service. Instead, we’re going to do our benediction immediately after the Lord’s Table, and then close with a song in response to that benediction. I think this is probably the appropriate way to end this week’s service, but the downside is that we’re missing out on announcements just as everything in the church is about to start up again. With that in mind, I’d encourage you to keep your eyes on your inbox over the next few days as there is a LOT of information to share with you about what’s coming up this year as our church year sort of starts up again. Second, we’re going to be singing a new song at the end of the service, and if you’d like to get yourself familiar with it so you can know how to sing along before the service begins, you can do so here.

Looking forward to worshiping with you all this Sunday!

In Christ,

Ryan Joki
Teaching Elder
Cornerstone Baptist Church

“The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” – 1 Timothy 1:5

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