Christ our Cornerstone (01-31-21)


My Hope is Built

Words: Edward Mote
Music: William Batchelder Bradbury

My hope is built on nothing less,
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus name.

On Christ, the solid rock I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.

Build Your Kingdom Here

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Come set Your rule and reign
In our hearts again,
Increase in us we pray,
Unveil why we’re made;
Come set our hearts ablaze with hope,
Like wildfire in our very souls;
Holy Spirit, come invade us now;
We are Your church;
We need Your power in us.

Build Your kingdom here,
Let the darkness fear;
Call us into light,
Save us with Your might;
Set the Cornerstone,
In our hearts alone;
Let Your saints draw near,
Build Your kingdom here, we pray!

We seek Your kingdom first,
We hunger and we thirst,
Refuse to waste our lives,
For You’re our joy and prize;
To see the captive hearts released,
The hurt, the sick, the poor, at peace;
We lay down our lives for Heaven’s cause;
We are Your church;
We pray revive this earth.

Unleash Your kingdom’s power,
Reaching the near and far,
No force of hell can stop
Your beauty changing hearts;
You made us for much more than this,
Awake the kingdom seed in us,
Fill us with the strength and love of Christ;
We are Your church;
We are the hope on earth.


“Christ Our Cornerstone”

Message given by Rex Beck on January 31, 2021

1 Peter 2:1-10
2 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in Scripture:

“Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone,
a cornerstone chosen and precious,
and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”

7 So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe,

“The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone,”

8 and

“A stone of stumbling,
and a rock of offense.”

They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.

9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.