The Doubt Factor
Welcome to Cornerstone
Thanks for joining us this morning either online or in person. If you have children, Cornerstone has a great children's ministry for birth through 5th grade. Children can be checked into their classrooms at the first floor lobby in the rear of the building. We also invite you to stop by our cafe for great refreshments and coffee before and after the service. If you have any questions, please let us know.
Our Passage this morning
1 Peter 1:3-9 NLT
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see. So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.
1) God Existence is not based on feelings 2) Our Salvation is not based on feelings 3) Our Joy is not based on feelings 4) Our Faith is not based on feelings
Philippians 3:12-14 NLT
I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
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Read Jeremiah 29:13-14, John 14:16-17, and Acts 17:27. These verses show us how we can feel God’s presence in our lives daily. Ask God to help you remove the things that are keeping you from feeling His presence. Confess to God any sin in your life that may be keeping you from feeling His presence. Ask for His forgiveness. Tell God where your heart has become hardened. Ask Him to heal whatever has hardened your heart. Ask God to show you His presence daily and in all situations you may face both good and bad. Pray for those you know who struggle to feel God’s presence. Ask God to reveal Himself to them