Cornerstone Presbyterian Church of Katy, TX en-us ℗ & © 2015 Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Katy, TX cornerstonekaty Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (EPC) Sermons from Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Katy, TX Sermons from Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Katy, TX Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (EPC) Social Justice Jonathan Shumate Jude 17-23 Sun, 18 Jul 2021 19:09:21 +0000 Racism Jonathan Shumate Genesis 1:26-28 Wed, 14 Jul 2021 16:58:39 +0000 Privilege Jonathan Shumate Leviticus 25:23-28, Luke 4:16-19, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Sun, 04 Jul 2021 22:45:06 +0000 Shout for Joy! (Ps 33) Carter Sanger Psalm 33 This psalm reminds us that God is in control and he can be trusted.  This is why the Psalm is a call for the people to praise him. It is a song of joy, a song of exuberance! It is not so much teaching that you should praise God, it is an invitation Sun, 27 Jun 2021 20:24:32 +0000 Forgiven! (Ps 32) Carter Sanger Psalm 32 We need more happiness in the world today, wouldn’t you say? This Psalm points us to happiness. “Blessed, i.e. happy, is the one…” it begins. These words invite us into the Psalm, like a welcoming host to a weary guest. “Come in and stay for a while! Let me take your heavy, dusty Sun, 20 Jun 2021 17:42:08 +0000 Praying Through Your Pain (Ps 31) Carter Sanger Psalm 31 One of the things you see consistently in the prayers of David is a picture of his pain. He doesn’t hold it back. In that, he shows us that pain and faith are not mutually exclusive. So pain shouldn’t surprise the Christian. In fact, it is a frequent experience, so much so that Sun, 13 Jun 2021 17:58:56 +0000 Mourning to Dancing (Ps 30) Carter Sanger Psalm 30 As we come to this psalm we find an oft-quoted verse, or at least partial verse: Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. We often use this phrase to encourage someone who’s having a hard time. And it’s indeed an encouraging notion. It is certainly not the only such Sun, 06 Jun 2021 20:15:11 +0000 A Great Victory Sam Downing Joshua 5:13-6:27 Sun, 30 May 2021 17:34:05 +0000 The Voice in the Thunder (Ps 29) Carter Sanger Psalm 29 A great thunderstorm is the backdrop to this psalm. The psalmist helps us see this storm in a broader light. It provides a picture of the raw power of God, the scope of his reach, and the peace it brings in its wake. Each of these, in turn, ushers us into worship. Sun, 23 May 2021 23:28:49 +0000 The Lord is my Strength and my Shield (Ps 28) Carter Sanger Psalm 28 Whereas last week we considered God as a stronghold, this week we consider God as your strength and shield. They are parallel themes and the Psalm gives us a model for our own prayers. So, do not lose heart or the will to pray. We need God to answer, and he will. Why? Sun, 16 May 2021 20:34:29 +0000 God as your Stronghold (Ps 27) Carter Sanger Psalm 27 The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? It is an ever increasing need to know this to be true, especially as the world is less and less tolerant of the church and Biblical teaching. The New Testament letters teach us that if you are a follower Sun, 09 May 2021 18:53:28 +0000 Integrity (Ps 26) Carter Sanger Psalm 26 What does your life look like? If you asked the people who knew you best to give an anonymous description of your character, what kind of picture would they paint? If you asked the grocery store clerk where you shop, the cleaning crew where you work, the teachers at your kid’s school (or Sun, 02 May 2021 18:16:05 +0000 Our Judgment is Our Condemnation (Ro 2:1-4) Jonathan Shumate Romans 2:1-4 We are all prone to self-righteousness, particularly in a day when culture seems to promote it. But the gospel provides a path to freedom. Sun, 25 Apr 2021 18:29:50 +0000 Living Hope Carter Sanger 1 Peter 1:3-9 The believer’s hope yields joy because it is built on the past, refined by the present and fueled by a promise for the future. It is a “living hope” recognized by joy. As such, it gives a light to the world around you. Wesley saw it in the lives of other and Sun, 18 Apr 2021 20:22:20 +0000 Friendship of the Lord (Ps 25) Carter Sanger This Psalm is a prayer and meditation regarding the path we are to walk. We have a destination that is implied, a lot of obstacles along the way, and both a map and a friend to make sure we arrive. Sun, 11 Apr 2021 18:28:59 +0000 The King of Glory (Ps 24) Carter Sanger Psalm 24 This Psalm follows up God’s victory over the Philistines as David brings the ark of the covenant into Jerusalem. It is a triumphal entry of grand proportions and is marked with trumpets, tambourines. cymbals and the shouts of the people. As David leads the procession he dances before the Lord, demonstrating both his Sun, 04 Apr 2021 18:39:30 +0000 The Shadow of Death (Ps 23) Carter Sanger Psalm 23 When we think of Palm Sunday, we think of the triumphant way Jesus came into Jerusalem at the beginning of his final fateful week. Jesus is coming to bring victory, but the victory he brings comes through defeat. Before he can sit on his throne as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Sun, 28 Mar 2021 18:39:15 +0000 Sweetness in the Soul (Ps 16) Carter Sanger Psalm 16 God gives us vision of a resurrection and this vision is meant to shape our pursuits, our values, and the way we look at life. We will not stay in the grave! That vision is guaranteed by the resurrection of Christ.  Psalm 16 speaks of Christ’s resurrection in verse 10, which is referenced twice Sun, 21 Mar 2021 17:52:06 +0000 A Great Threat (Jo 5-6) Sam Downing Joshua 5:13-6:27 Wed, 17 Mar 2021 15:05:28 +0000 Who Dwells with God? (Ps 15) Carter Sanger Psalm 15 O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill?  This question isn’t like a catechism question that gives us a technical answer to a theological question. If we read as such, we might be inclined to think of his answer as a set of requirements that we Sun, 07 Mar 2021 22:11:41 +0000