Welcome New Members on Sunday, September 14th
Gene & Cindy Sneed by Letter from Fairview Baptist Church,
Gabrielle Braswell by Letter from Charity Baptist Church
FAMILY BIBLE STUDY
Our testing of a New Sunday School concept is in its sixth week and we had a large group of all ages last Sunday. The course is designed to equip older children, youth and adults in being able to know what we believe and why we believe it. Parents are saying that their older children are getting much benefit from the class and that younger children should have their own class. The class is taught on an adult level and the facilitator stops the video frequently and brings it down to a child’s level. If you are not already in Sunday School and want to study our Christian faith in depth, You are invited to attend the class which meets upstairs at 9:45 each Sunday. The lesson last Sunday dealt with how to distinguish truth from error.
VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.csbccl.org
On our website you will see the Newsletter for the week, the sermon both in print and in audio from the previous Sunday, a study of Church History, the basic beliefs of our church, and other information about Cornerstone.
That 80% of the unchurched people surveyed said that they would attend church if someone they knew would invite them.
That only 37% of Americans read the Bible in a typical month.
That 80% of those interviewed say that they believe the bible to be sacred, but less than half admit to reading it more than a couple of times a year.
That three out of five wish they read the bible more. One in five admit to reading the Bible four or more times a week.
That the obstacles to using the Bible are: Comprehension – difficulty in understanding the Bible’s language and context; Context – Failure to know biblical history and background; Revelance – Inability to connect content to everyday life.
Joel Ceballo, researcher and Bible engagement consultant says, “In a society where relationships exist primarily on Facebook…the Word of God is too often viewed as irrelevant and its wisdom outmoded.”