Brief Intro Thoughts on Understanding Scripture

This past Sunday at Cornerstone, I continued on from my previous week’s message, which was entitled ‘More Than Bread’. In that message, I spring-boarded off of Jesus’ statement: ‘Man does not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God’ (Matt 4:4).

Building on that, this past Sunday, I gave five practical introductory pointers that I believe will help us becomes better students of the Bible. They are:

  1. Understanding Bible Translations
  2. Understanding Bible Context
  3. Understanding Symbolic Language is in the Bible
  4. Understanding the Priority of Christ and the New Testament
  5. Understanding Some Helpful Resources

If you want, you can listen to the short teaching by clicking below on the audio icon or by downloading here. I also attach here a PDF copy of my notes: Feasting on the Word – 4 Sept 2011.

Audio Teachings on 1 Corinthians 12 Gifts of the Spirit

As I have mentioned here at my blog, we tackled a fairly extensive teaching series at Cornerstone on the gifts of the Spirit found in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10. Half of it was done in the autumn of 2010, the other half was done recently from May to July 2011.

Below are the audio files of the 15 teaching sessions. You can listen to them by clicking on the audio icons below or you can download them from our podcast or iTunes. Continue reading

If You Live in Brussels……

In brief, Visible Music Instructive (or VMI Brussels) exists to train musicians and worship leaders to serve within today’s church and the world. VMI is specifically headed up by a team of gifted musicians and worship leaders from Visible Music College, based out of Memphis, TN, in America.

Specifically, it will provide hands-on, practical musical instruction on your instrument or voice, plus music theory, music band training, and biblical input. Musical emphases include vocal, guitar, bass, keyboard and percussion/drums. We will also offer worship leading and songwriting workshops to help you grow in these important areas as well.

The dates are 27-30 July 2011 at Cornerstone.

For more info, check out the VMI website.

Inspired Teaching Sessions

A few week’s back, we held our Inspired Day2 teaching sessions at Cornerstone. In Day1, we looked at an intro to the Old Testament and at the Pentateuch. For Day2, we moved on to the historical books of the Old Testament, mainly Joshua to Esther.

Here are the 4 teaching sessions led by Mike Orsmund, lecturer in Old Testament and Hermeneutics at Trinity School of Theology in Rugby, England. Continue reading

3 Training Opportunities in Brussels

As a shepherd-teacher, I have a deep desire for seeing God’s people equipped in the word and in ministry. We are called to be tasty salt and beautiful light into this generation and culture in which we live. And so, it is good to set aside times for deeper and intensive training.

In the coming weeks and months, we are hosting 3 different training opportunities at Cornerstone in Brussels. Continue reading