December 27, 2015

Who Wants to Be Normal?

“Normal” people are in debt, living paycheck to paycheck, and working hard to keep up with the Joneses. If this is normal, then why in the world would you want to be normal?

At Cornerstone this January, we’ll be talking about “A New Kind of Normal.” At each of our weekend services, starting the weekend of January 9th and 10th, Pastor Ron will teach about practicing contentment in our lives, along with principles of good money management.

For more than 20 years (since Cornerstone was founded in 1992), Pastor Ron has been leading an annual series of sermons on the topic of money. He is passionate about giving people tools to make better financial decisions and get out of debt. This annual series has become very popular throughout the valley. In fact, other than Christmas and Easter, they are the most well-attended weekend services at Cornerstone.

You might be thinking, “Why would a church spend almost an entire month’s worth of sermons talking about money?”  You may be surprised to learn that the Bible has a lot to say about money. More than 2,000 verses in the Bible deal with the topic of money—more than prayer and faith combined! And almost half of the parables told by Jesus dealt with money. If Jesus found the topic of money so important that he spoke about it that frequently, we figure it’s probably something we should be talking about at church, too.

According to Pastor Ron, “Doing a series on financial management is one of the many ways that Cornerstone shows that it is a church ‘For Real Life,’ like our motto claims. We know how important money is to people’s everyday lives. Jesus knew this too, which is why He talked about it so much when He was here on Earth.”

“The Bible’s teaching about money is clear and relevant to anyone at any point in their spiritual journey,” Armstrong continued. “This series of sermons would be a great time for someone who does not normally attend church to give Cornerstone a try, as they are sure to hear something that they can immediately apply to their lives.”

You don’t have to settle for “normal” as society defines it. The new normal that we’ll be talking about in January has the potential to change your life! As the Rev. Billy Graham famously said, “If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.”

We hope you join us for the series in January. If Cornerstone is already the church you regularly attend, invite a friend who could use a fresh perspective on money. For weekend service times and directions to Cornerstone visit http://go2cornerstone.wpengine.com/plan-a-visit/.

Also in January, Cornerstone will begin a new session of Financial Peace University, an in-depth nine-week class designed to teach individuals and couples how to get rid of debt, manage their finances, and spend and save wisely. The class will be held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 beginning on January 12th. For more information about Financial Peace University, or to sign up for the class, contact Dan Harper at DHarper@go2cornerstone.com.


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