The Cornerstone Corner

The Cornerstone Corner

By Cornerstone Vineyard Church
Where RELATIONSHIP is at our core! Simply, we are enthusiastic about all ages pursuing, experiencing & having an authentic relationship with Jesus, others, and our community. We hope that you will be encouraged & challenged as you listen to our podcast and a message from one of our speakers. Prepare your heart & get ready to receive a word from God today!
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2020 Vision- Pastor Matt Poorman
We are expectant for God to do great things at Cornerstone this year! As we enter 2020, Pastor Matt Poorman shares Cornerstone's 2020 Vision. A year to seek and find more, a home, and increased health. 
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January 14, 2020
Leaning into Delegation: Pastor Matt Poorman and Doug Southworth
In this new series, we will be diving into leadership. We're all leaders somewhere and the more we can model Christlike leadership, the better off we'll be! In today's message, Pastor Matt and Doug Southworth teach on delegation as modeled by Nehemiah. If we can give others a chance and delegate tasks, big things can happen in the world! This message continues our series: "Leadership Lean In: Keys to Being an Everyday Frontrunner" 
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January 13, 2020
Marked: The Truth of our Identity- Matt Poorman
As we begin 2020, it's important to know who we are. Today Pastor Matt teaches from the verse 1 Peter 2 on identity in Christ and what that practically looks like. An identity in Christ gives us purpose and positivity in our lives! Although this world can be confusing and difficult, when we know who our identity is in, we can find our way through life with a mission and purpose... to declare God's praises! Join us next week as we begin a new series: "Leadership Lean In: Keys to Being an Everyday Frontrunner"
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January 5, 2020
Pursuit: Chasing a Life Set Apart- Erin Simpson
A new year is upon us and as we move into 2020, we need to remember what it is that makes us different. We are called out and set apart by God and we must pursue what He calls us to! This week, Erin Simpson teaches from Deuteronomy 14:2 as well as other passages on pursuing Righteousness, Faith, Peace, and Love.  This year, let's pursue the life that God has for us! 
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December 30, 2019
Expecting the Lover of our Soul- Pastor Matt Poorman
Merry Christmas from Cornerstone Vineyard Church! The waiting is no more... our savior is here! On our Christmas Eve service, pastor Matt teaches from the familiar passage of John 3:16-19. No matter who you are, you are LOVED! Jesus first loved us and because of this, we should love too.  This message concludes our series: "Expectant: Characteristics of the Coming King" 
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December 27, 2019
Expecting the Joy Giver- Josh Simpson
At Cornerstone Vineyard, we are continuing to joyfully await the coming of our savior. This week, Josh Simpson teaches from Matthew 2 on The Joy Giver.  We learn the differences between the happiness the world can bring and the Joy that our coming King brings. God's actions are joyous and he creates joy in us as well! This message continues our series: "Expectant: Characteristics of the Coming King"
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December 24, 2019
Expecting the God of Hope - Pastor Matt Poorman & John Fisette
As we wait expectantly for our Savior, we remember the Hope that He brings into every situation. Today, Pastor Matt & John Fisette teach from Luke chapter 1, as well as several other encouraging/hope filled scriptures. From an earthly perspective, life may seem hopeless at times, however, there is a hope that we have that never fails. We learn that the promises of God are true and there is no part of any situation that is out of His reach. This message continues our series: “Expectant: Characteristics of the Coming King”
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December 15, 2019
Expecting the Prince of Peace - Pastor Matt Poorman
It's the advent season and we are excitedly expecting the coming of our Savior! In this message, Pastor Matt teaches from Luke 2 and we dive into Jesus' characteristic of peace. We can joyfully await the Prince of Peace because true peace is found in Jesus Christ...when we live in His Love, fear doesn't stand a chance! This message begins our series: "Expectant: Characteristics of the Coming King"
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December 8, 2019
Follow Jesus: "Everybody's Fine" - Pastor Matt Poorman
While we might like to think that everyone will be fine, the reality is that we are all prone to a path of destruction and we all have an enormous need for a Savior. Luckily for us, Jesus Christ is easy to find. He's right in front of us with open arms! We are all designed to be in a relationship with Him and finding Him only takes looking around.  This week, Pastor Matt dives into Matthew 7 where Jesus invites us to seek Him and we will find Him.  This Message concludes our series "Forward: Pressing Thru Some of Life's Tough Stuff" Join us next week to begin our new series, "Expectant: Characteristics of the Coming King"
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December 1, 2019
Caring For The Poor: Isn't There A Government Program For That?- Stephanie Stanger
Caring for the poor and marginalized is extremely important to God, however, we might create roadblocks against that in our lives. Maybe we think we don't have anything to give or we might think we can't make a difference. Today, Stephanie Stanger teaches from Luke, 1 John, Acts and other passages and we learn how when we pray, keep our eyes open to the Holy Spirit, and create margin in our lives, God will show us what we can give and lead us exactly where we need to be to serve those around us and show Jesus to the world.  This message continues our series: "Forward: Pressing Thru Some of Life's Tough Stuff"
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November 25, 2019
Loving Our Enemy: We Got Beef- Pastor Matt Poorman and Andrew Claeys
When we feel like someone wronged us, we may harbor ill feelings towards that person. We may even want revenge. However, Jesus mandates that we turn the other cheek and even pray favor on them. In this message, Pastor Matt Poorman and Andrew Claeys teach from Matthew 5 on the way God wants us to treat with our enemies... a path starkly different from what the world might choose!  This message continues our series: "Forward: Pressing Thru Some of Life's Tough Stuff"
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November 19, 2019
Adultery & Divorce: God Wouldn't Want Me To Be Unhappy - Pastor Matt Poorman and Betsy Schoenthaler
God wouldn't want me to be unhappy...at least that is what society might tell us. This week, Pastor Matt Poorman and Betsy Schoenthaler teach on the subject of adultery and divorce...an extremely painful topic that many of us have had first hand experience with. We dive again into Matthew 5 to see what Jesus has to say about this subject and how we can press through these difficult relational situations in our lives. This message continues our series: "Forward: Pressing Thru Some of Life's Tough Stuff" We apologize for some minor recording issues we had this week. 
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November 10, 2019
Purity: You Only Live Once - Pastor Matt Poorman
Impurity and lust are difficult and sometimes painful subjects, but if left unaddressed, they can be horrible hang-ups in our relationships with others & with Jesus. In this message, Pastor Matt shares from Matthew 5 and gives us several thoughts & 4 practical tips for overcoming lust/impurity and living the life Christ has called us into.  This message continues our series: "Forward: Pressing Thru Some of Life's Tough Stuff"
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November 3, 2019
Fall 2019 Baptism Sunday
This Sunday was the first Baptism celebration at Cornerstone Vineyard Church. This podcast includes the testimonies of all 15 people who chose to take this next step in their faith... a public declaration of their new life found in Jesus! We hope you will listen to these powerful stories of how God has moved in these people's lives and be encouraged and moved closer to Jesus by them.  Next week we will continue our series: "Forward: Pressing Thru Some of Life's Tough Stuff"
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October 28, 2019
Worry: TBH “I’m a Nervous Wreck” - Erin Simpson
When we feel overwhelmed, it’s easy to slip into worry, but Jesus tells us there’s another way. While worrying might give us something to do, seeking the Kingdom will ultimately give us peace and God will take care of us! In this message, Erin Simpson shares from Matthew chapter 6 on what Jesus has to say about worrying. This message continues our series: “Forward: Pressing Thru Some of Life’s Tough Stuff”
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October 20, 2019
Forgiveness: Sorry Not Sorry - Josh Simpson
When we feel like we've been wronged, forgiveness might seem like the last thing we want, however, it should be the first thing we do and be never ending. In this first message of our new series, Josh Simpson shares on forgiveness...an essential part of walking with Jesus. When we can forgive as Christ forgave us, pressing through the tough stuff of life can be a whole lot easier!  This message kicks off our new series: "Forward: Pressing Thru Some of Life's Tough Stuff"
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October 13, 2019
Sabbath: More than Sleep - Pastor Matt Poorman & Guest Panel
Do you feel like you're running on empty? Taking time to slow down is a beautiful way to get close to God and rest. Sabbath is a gift that can give us rest, relaxation, and a super charge! In this message, Pastor Matt & a guest panel share from scripture some principles of taking sabbath and how resting is a way to get close to Jesus.  This message concludes our series: "Beautiful Things: Ways to Get Up Close with Jesus"
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October 6, 2019
The Bible: More than a Book - Pastor Matt Poorman
The Bible isn't just a book of stories...it's God's Inspired Word and it can have awesome power in our lives. If we devote ourselves to regularly digging into it, we can see great victory and protection in our lives! In this message, Pastor Matt shares from 2 Timothy chapter 3 on the spiritual discipline of reading the Bible. What a great way to get close to Jesus...diving into His love letter & instruction manual to us!  This message continues our series: "Beautiful Things: Ways to Get Up Close with Jesus"
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September 29, 2019
Tithing: More than Money - Pastor Matt Poorman
Although money might be a hard thing to talk about, giving a tithe or 10% of our income to the God should be an important part of a follower of Jesus' life. When we honor God with our finances, abundant blessings can be flooded into our lives! In this message, Pastor Matt teaches from the book of Malachi on the spiritual practice of tithing and how it can be a beautiful way to get close with Jesus.  This message continues our series "Beautiful Things: Ways to Get Up Close with Jesus"
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September 22, 2019
Fasting: More Than A Diet - Pastor Matt Poorman
When we think about ways to get up close with Jesus, fasting might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, it's an amazing & powerful spiritual activity!  In this message, Pastor Matt Poorman dives into several passages from scripture where the sacrificial act of fasting really gets God's attention and amazing things happen.  This message continues our series "Beautiful Things: Ways to Get Up Close with Jesus"
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September 15, 2019
Prayer: More than a Request - Pastor Matt Poorman & Matt Jaquay
As followers of Jesus, we have a powerful gift in prayer: a direct connection between us and the Creator of the Universe!  In this message, Pastor Matt Poorman and Matt Jaquay share from the book of Matthew some essentials on where we should and what we should pray. These keys from scripture have the potential to drastically improve our prayer life! This message continues our series "Beautiful Things: Ways to Get Up Close with Jesus"
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September 8, 2019
Worship: More Than A Song - Pastor Matt Poorman
Worship is way more than a song....it's a lifestyle! As we start a new message series, Pastor Matt dives into what true worship really is!  True worship is a routine of surrendering everything to Jesus & a hunger for more of Him! In this message, we dive into 1 Chronicles and take away a deeper understanding of what a life of worship really looks like.  This message is the start of our new series "Beautiful Things: Ways to Get Up Close with Jesus"
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September 1, 2019
Rooted in Desperate Dependence- Pastor Matt Poorman & Jamie Woods
At Cornerstone Vineyard Church, Relationship is at Our Core! A key aspect of building healthy relationships in a relational bankrupt society is cultivating a dependence on each other...this includes being open with each other, maintaining personal integrity, and trusting in God's integrity through any outcome. In this message, Pastor Matt Poorman & Jamie Woods co-teach on the book of Esther: a story of the desperate dependence shared between Esther & her cousin, Mordecai. This message concludes our series "Rooted: Success Stories for a Relational Bankrupt Society"
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August 25, 2019
Rooted in Diligent Duty - Pastor Matt Poorman
We can probably all name a time that someone came along side us when we were going through a tough situation and sometimes we have to do the same for others. God didn't intend us to go it alone...sometimes we have to show up and press in! In this message, Pastor Matt Poorman shares from the book of Ruth, an amazing story of one woman's diligent duty to her mother-in-law.  This message continues the series "Rooted: Success Stories for a Relational Bankrupt Society"
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August 18, 2019
Rooted in Leaving a Legacy - Pastor Kent Butcher
Bearing the torch for the Kingdom of God is a key aspect of passing the faith from one generation to the next, but it starts with taking care of our own soul! In this episode, Pastor Kent Butcher from the Syracuse Vineyard Church shares from the book of 2nd Timothy and gives a fantastic message on leaving a powerful legacy for the next generation of the church.  This message continues our series "Rooted: Success Stories for a Relational Bankrupt Society"
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August 11, 2019
Rooted In Loving The Unlovable - Pastor Matt Poorman
It might be easy to love those who are nice to us and treat us well, but what about when the relationships are difficult and love & kindness do not come as easy? In this message, Pastor Matt explores the story of Hosea who was called to love someone who was pretty tough to love and we learn more about showing Christ-like love to those around us; even when they may seem "unloveable."  This message continues our series "Rooted: Success Stories for a Relational Bankrupt Society" *Note: The first couple minutes of audio were lost, but the message is still coherent & powerful.
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August 4, 2019
Rooted in the Workplace - Pastor Matt Poorman
The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime, meaning a third of our life is spent at work! So, it's safe to say our work life plays a huge role in the quality of our existence.  In this message, Pastor Matt Poorman explores 2 keys that are crucial to more regularly finding joy at work by looking at a relationship between 3 colleagues named Paul, Barnabas, & John/Mark. Throughout the dialogue are ways in which we can apply what they did in our own work context to press on towards better days, better weeks, and ultimately, better lives at work. This message continues our series "Rooted: Success Stories for a Relational Bankrupt Society"
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July 28, 2019
Rooted in Brotherly Love - Pastor Matt Poorman & Erin Simpson
We've all heard of the concept of dynamic duos, people who are well known because of something they did or do together.  Well...there are some GREAT ones in the Bible!  Duos that can teach us a thing or two on how to live in the world we find ourselves in 2019, a culture which is fairly relationally bankrupt.   In this message, Pastor Matt Poorman & Erin Simpson explore a relational success story between 2 guys that truly is one to model. The story is of two guys named David & Jonathon. Two pretty amazing friends. This teaching includes discussion on how to pursue, press into, & experience brotherly love like David & Jonathon did, which will help us get more relationally rooted in 2019 and beyond!   This is the beginning message in our series "Rooted: Success Stories for a Relational Bankrupt Society"
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July 21, 2019
Decidedly Different: Confessions of a “Try Hard” - Josh Simpson
We've all heard the saying, "You just have to pick yourself up by your bootstraps!" While that phrase does ring true sometimes in life, when it comes to our spiritual lives, nothing can be farther from the truth. In this message, Josh Simpson discusses the fact that seeing fruit spiritually, whether we know it or not,  doesn't actually come from human effort...by trying hard. Spiritual "fruit" only comes by truly surrendering our soul...all of who we are...to the creator of the universe. We can't do it, but God can! This is the second of 2 messages in our "In Shape: Living out our full potential" mini series.
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July 14, 2019
Custom Made: What's the deal with spiritual gifts? - Pastor Matt Poorman
Trying to be things we are not can be exhausting, but living in the stream of our God given design is...well...refreshing! In this message, Pastor Matt Poorman explores the concept of spiritual gifts! He discusses what gifts are available and, specifically, what each of ours exactly are. The true is knowing the details of our design helps us live in the "sweet spot of life" where God wants us to be.  This is the first of 2 messages in our "In Shape: Living out our full potential" mini series.
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July 7, 2019
More: Are we adding to the number? - Pastor Matt Poorman
Sometimes having more of something in life is just better...more sleep...more time...more peace! And, the truth is, having more when it comes to expanding the Kingdom of God and people giving their lives to Jesus is WAY BETTER! In this message, Pastor Matt Poorman explores 2 keys to helping a spiritual movement of "more"  happen around us.  What role do we play to help? This is the final message in our study of the first century church as a part of our  "Bare Necessities: The Marks of a Healthy Start" series.
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June 30, 2019
Mindset: The power of our approach - Pastor Matt Poorman & Stephanie Stanger
Approach matters!  How we approach things each day emotionally & relationally, our attitude with others, matters! In this message, Pastor Matt Poorman & Stephanie Stanger explore 2 reasons why it's important to regularly examine our attitude, to seek a good mindset or a glad & sincere heart, as the early church did in the book of Acts.  This message continues our study of the first century church as a part of our  "Bare Necessities: The Marks of a Healthy Start" series.
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June 23, 2019
Common Ground: Life In The Midst Of Others - Pastor Matt Poorman
There is something that draws us in when we see people band together and get on the other side of something...when we overcome!  In this message, Pastor Matt Poorman explores 2 keys to pressing in and doing life well together….being an extravagant community.  This message continues our study of the first century church as a part of our  "Bare Necessities: The Marks of a Healthy Start" series.
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June 16, 2019
Openhanded: The power of sacrifice - Pastor Matt Poorman
How willing are you to share your "stuff"?  Time?  Energy? Possessions?  Finances?  In this message, Pastor Matt Poorman discusses 2 reasons to press into being more openhanded in how we live our lives with one another, especially as church, despite the seemingly selfish society in which we are living today. He encourages us to have way more giving moments and, ultimately, a giving kind of life!  This message continues our study of the first century church as a part of our  "Bare Necessities: The Marks of a Healthy Start" series.
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June 9, 2019
Awestruck: The Movement Of The Miraculous - Pastor Matt Poorman & Betsy Schoenthaler
Do you believe in miracles? In this message, Pastor Matt Poorman & Betsy Schoenthaler walk through the story of Peter & John in Acts 3 helping to heal a crippled man & 2 keys to seeing the supernatural/miraculous happen more among us!  This message continues our study of the first century church as a part of our  "Bare Necessities: The Marks of a Healthy Start" series.
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June 2, 2019
Spiritual Engagement: Unlocking the Power of Prayer - Josh Simpson
There is POWER in prayer and in a church that prays! In this message, Josh Simpson walks us through the first 3 times prayer is mentioned in the book of Acts and what that could mean for us as individuals & church! This message continues our study of the first century church as a part of our  "Bare Necessities: The Marks of a Healthy Start" series.
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May 26, 2019
Present: The Power of Showing Up - Pastor Matt Poorman
The truth is sometimes showing up makes all the difference . In this message, Pastor Matt Poorman discusses 2 reasons why being around, showing up each week at church, could change our lives. This teaching is the beginning message in our series "Bare Necessities: The Marks of a Healthy Start."
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May 20, 2019
Cornerstone: It's an anchor thing! - Pastor Matt Poorman
A cornerstone is the first stone set in the construction of a foundation and is the stone that all other stones will be set in reference to, thus determining the position of the entire structure. It is something of great importance on which everything else depends. It's a big deal. In this message, Pastor Matt Poorman discusses 2 reason why the choice of life’s anchor or cornerstone – and of course primarily spiritually - is important for us to not only consider, but actually make sure we implement now!
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May 12, 2019
Better Together: The WHO of Relationship - Pastor Matt Poorman
The truth is we are better together! We are better when the make-up of the people around us is just right and creates the perfect mixture that get us & keep us on the winning side of life. In this message, Pastor Matt Poorman discusses 3 types of relationships we ought to have & find in our life to make that a reality.
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May 5, 2019
Better Together: The HOW of Relationship - Pastor Matt Poorman
The truth is we are better together! We are better when we are in effective relatonships with others & God! But, there are some specific keys to making that a reality. Pastor Matt Poorman shares those keys with us in this message! Audio Recorded at The TWO Gathering @ Northpoint Vineyard Church.
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April 14, 2019