Tuesday, December 23 2008
The first sermon preached from the pulpit at Cornerstone Chapel's inaugural service was titled Destined for Greatness. This title is not speaking from a proud point of view, but simply standing on the promises of God. Mark 16 states...
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.Matthew 17
The church is a place of refuge for all people. It is the symbolically the ark of our generation. It is within the church that people should find comfort, peace and joy. It is also within the church that miracles should occur. We need to understand that miracles are a promise to the church and should be as common as they were in the book of Acts...
5:12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.
We should see people healed and delivered from the whatever binds them for it is promised in the Word of God. Our lives should be filled with testimonies of the great power of Jesus Christ, but there is a prerequisite to the having the faith it takes to witness the supernatural in our church...
14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,
15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.
18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.