DECEMBER 2021

SAVE THE DATE

12.11 | Ormond Beach Christmas Parade 6:30pm

12.24 | Christmas Eve

12.25 | Christmas Day

12.31 | New Year's Eve

1.22 | New Years Day!


See Christmas event on our event calendar HERE


PRAYER CORNER

As we quickly approach Christmas and the new year please pray for those traveling to be with family and loved ones. We also ask you to pray for those who find the Christmas season to be emotionally difficult due to the loss of loved ones. May they find their comfort and peace in Christ! Please lift up those who do not know the Lord, that they would have ears to hear the gospel. That they would repent and turn to Jesus and be changed! Lastly, we pray for those receiving the items from our Christmas collections, that they are overwhelmed with joy and thanksgiving. God bless and Merry Christmas!


CORNERSTONE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION DETAILS! BRING YOUR ITEMS HERE TO THE CORNERSTONE

4295 RIDGEWOOD AVENUE, PORT ORANGE.



 

CHRISTMAS

By Bill Powell


One of our claims to fame is the music we play. This is the time of year we play 100% Christmas music. If you have listened for very long you can’t help but to notice a slogan, we use which is, “Music with a Message”. We use this slogan for a reason, and like Jesus is the reason for the season, He is our reason for our music with a message. The message is all about Him and His message to us all. Granted, there is an entertainment value as well. Music is subjective, so I realize everyone doesn’t like our FM music format. I would like to encourage you to listen on the weekends to our 96.9 FM or 1450AM. Several times during the day and evenings we play what we would like to call sacred music. This includes our Christmas music. The 96.9FM and our 1450 AM is a mix of Christmas music you can’t find these days. Please take a listen.


We hope you enjoy our Christmas music as much as we do. Both formats are a collection of songs that have been specially picked over 30 years. The traditional old favorites we leave for the secular stations. With the godlessness in the world today, the wrong message is being spread throughout the world. Truth is hard to find, hatred and wickedness is running rampant. Covid, lawlessness, storms, brings fear to many. We play a song that has a message that brings hope to the world. The song is, “A Baby Changes Everything”. The baby Jesus is the reason for the season and the hope for mankind. He came to the world a baby in a manger. The God man Immanuel God with us. He lived a sinless life and sacrificed Himself by death on a cross to save those who call on His name. When that baby was born, it changed everything. When you hear the song, pause and listen. That, my friend, is music with a message.

Merry Christmas from the Cornerstone,


Bill


(1Pe 3:15 NASB) but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

 

AWE AND WONDER

By Chris Johnson


I love the night sky when it’s clear, full of stars, and a giant full moon on display. God’s glory, as the Psalmist reminds us (19:1), is always exhibited in the heavens above and that couldn’t have been more wonderfully seen than on the night of Jesus’ birth. Can you imagine what the shepherds must have witnessed when the stars dimmed as the angelic host appeared?


Every Christmas, our family takes time to read both Matthew and Luke’s account of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. One of the reason’s we do this is to provide each member of the family and opportunity to be filled with awe and wonder as we consider the way Jesus made his way into our world. We ask questions about Mary and Joseph, the Shepherds and the Inn Keeper, and even wonder about the animals that might have been present when the Lord of Glory took on flesh and dwelt among men.


Do you ever pause to wonder and the awesomeness of God? Do you take the time to reflect with awe and worship with humble joy? The business of life often leaves us weary and worn out. It’s vital to slow down and be purposeful in worshipping the Lord as we sit before his Word. By it we grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. It might take some effort but go ahead, slow down, stand in awe and wonder of the story of the King.


 

WHY, IN HIS OWN WORDS

By Denisha Stearns


The young mom, the step-dad, the angels, shepherds, the baby in the manger! What do I enjoy reading more than the who, what, when, and where of the Christmas story? Reading about the why. Here’s the why, in his own words…

“The Son of Man has come to seek and save that which was lost (Luke 19:10)…I came so they would have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10)… I have not come to call righteous to repentance, but sinners (Luke 5:32)… I have come as Light into the world, so that no one who believes in Me will remain in darkness. (John 12:46)… You say correctly that I am a king. For this purpose I have been born, and for this I have come into the world: to testify to the truth (John 18:37)… For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life a ransom for many (Mark 10:45).”


No one said it better than Jesus. So, while you are sipping a cup of hot cocoa or apple cider and enjoying Luke Chapter two, keep on reading; more will be revealed.


 

THE WONDER OF JESUS

By Christina Hutchinson



Cora has enjoyed the books that I read to her about Jesus. So much so that she takes them to bed with her at night. Silly girl! But if that doesn't melt your heart, I don't know what will. I know it melts mine. She likes to kiss the pages that Jesus is on as if she understands who He is, what He's done and continues to do! I have to say, even as an adult, I can't fully comprehend the wonderful mystery of Jesus. Children have this gift of being so fascinated by the smallest things. Everything is magical! As adults we somehow lose that glimmer inside of us, reality sets in, I guess. But isn't it funny, that at Christmas time it's almost as if that spark reignites? We take the time to dive into the story of Jesus, His birth, the celebration among angels and shepherds at His arrival, and in an instant, we're overwhelmed by the wonder of it all.


I highly encourage you to dive into your Bible through the Christmas season. Reignite the spark and love you have for Christ. The world we're in right now is devastating. It can easily feel like too much to bear. But Jesus, He changes everything. He is the hope! He was the hope then and He's still the hope now as we await His return. I pray you have a blessed Christmas season with family, friends, and your family in Christ!