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The Word

Helping you dive into God’s Word

We serve a loving, merciful, and gracious God that wants us to grow in Him and fulfill our God-given purpose. The Bible should be our compass and daily bread and we hope our reading plans, podcasts and sermons help you develop your love for God and His Holy Word.

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The Walk

Helping you live out God’s Word

You may have heard the statement ‘practice what you preach’; well we also at The Cornerstone Church believe it’s important to ‘live out what you learn’. We can live this out by praying for strength and guidance from God’s Word and asking The Holy Spirit to help us walk in wisdom daily by the will of God. We’re here to hold your hand on that journey as you start afresh.

7 DAY BIBLE READING PLAN

DAY 1: REPENTANCE

The word of God has called all of us to repent and turn from our sins (Acts 3:19) and put our faith in Jesus. We must remember to commit sin is to miss the mark (Romans 3:23) and all have fallen short of the glory of God.

Repentance should not be just a one-time event, but something we confess to God as often as we reflect on our relationship with Jesus and aim to keep it refreshed, healthy, and holy.

Scriptures to meditate on:

  • Acts 3:19
  • Romans 3:23
  • 1 John 1:9

Tips:

  • Write down areas you believe you fallen short.
  • Turn what you’ve written down into prayer points.
  • Thank God for His grace and mercy and for Jesus dying for you.
  • Put your complete faith and trust in Jesus as your Lord and Saviour.
DAY 2: BELIEF

Having a belief in God is so important to the Christian faith. Jesus told us to believe in Him multiple times in scripture (John 20:29 & John 14:1)

Paul reminds us in Romans to confess with our mouths and believe with our hearts (Romans 10:9-10). Once we repent we must fully trust and rest in the saving grace of Jesus Christ for this alone is why we are qualified as saints in His Kingdom and not of our own works and good deeds.

Scriptures to meditate on:

  • John 20:29
  • John 14:1
  • Romans 10:9-10

Tips:

  • Write down areas where your belief in God is weak
  • Turn what you’ve written down into prayer points.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to free you of past guilt and give you the strength to believe
  • Research and recite other scriptures in the Bible that will help you grow in your belief in Jesus Christ.

 

DAY 3: FORGIVENESS

To really grow as a Christian you will know that forgiveness is so important. So much so that it’s found in the Lord’s Prayer which Jesus taught His disciples (Matthew 6:9-13).

It’s important as you make a fresh start to not only ask God for forgiveness for your sins, but also for God to grant you the strength to forgive those that have done you wrong. Thirdly you may also need to forgive yourself rather than wallow in self-condemnation. Remember, forgiveness is a journey, so don’t rush it but do remain intentional about it.

Scriptures to meditate on:

  • Matthew 6:9-13
  • Ephesians 4:32
  • Romans 8:1

Tips:

  • Write down areas where you need to ask God for forgiveness and people you need to forgive.
  • Devote time to pray on this for the next 7 days.
  • If you feel led to, reach out to those you may have hurt and genuinely say you’re sorry to them for any past hurt you may have caused.
  • Meditate on God’s word and recite scriptures out loud of God’s mercy and forgiveness over your life.
DAY 4: GRACE

The doctrine of Grace separates Christianity from the other world religions. Grace is God’s unconditional love and unmerited favour. We cannot earn God’s love and favour or gain heaven by our good deeds (Titus 3:7), but only by putting our full faith and trust in Jesus who has completed that on our behalf (Romans 3:24). Jesus alone was able to keep all the commandments as the standard to be in right standing with God was perfection.

Rest in the finish work of Christ and know that God has granted you grace to fulfil all that He has asked you to do here on earth. His grace is sufficient for you (2 Corinthians 9:8, 2 Corinthians 12:9).

Scriptures to meditate on:

  • Titus 3:7
  • Romans 3:24
  • 2 Corinthians 9:8
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9

Tips:

  • Write down what you are grateful to God for
  • What things do you think God has granted you grace to accomplish?
  • Thank God for His grace over your life and turn them into prayer points.
  • Find 2 stories in the Bible of people that God granted grace to.
DAY 5: FAITH

The word of God tells us without faith it’s impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6).

Faith can move mountains (Matthew 17:20-21) and Jesus was impressed with people that had bold faith (Matthew 8:10). We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and not by our own works and this is something we should always remember (Ephesians 2:8-9) as it keeps us ground, humble and grateful to all that God has done and is doing for us.

Scriptures to meditate on:

  • Hebrews 11:6-12
  • Matthew 17:20-21
  • Matthew 8:10
  • Ephesians 2:8-9

Tips:

  • Write down 5 key things that are important for you to keep faith in this year.
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to help you grow in bold faith
  • Challenge yourself to do one thing every day for 7 days that would challenge you to use radical faith.
  • Thank God for being faithful towards you when we’ve been faithless at times.
DAY 6: LOVE

We must always remember that love conquers all things (1 Corinthians 13:1-13). We as humans have the ability to love because God loved us first (1 John 4:19) and in doing so reminds us to love not only our friends and family but also our enemies and those who have done us wrong (Matthew 5:43-45).

Lastly, remember the words of Jesus in John 15:13 that great love will lay down one’s life for their friend. Jesus did this for us and we should be willing to go the extra mile to love and serve our fellow neighbour.

Scriptures to meditate on:

  • 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
  • 1 John 4:19-21
  • Matthew 5:43-45
  • John 15:13-14

Tips:

  • Write down 3 scriptures in the Bible that tell you about God’s love for you.
  • Turn those scriptures into prayer points and thank God for His unconditional love.
  • Write down 3 people to extend God’s love toward in your life.
  • Challenge yourself to show love to 3 strangers or people you do not really know over the next 7 days knowing that they may not be able to reciprocate that love back to you.

DAY 7: LIGHT

Jesus tells us that he is the light of the world and His light brings us life (John 8:12). We as Christians should walk in His light and shine His light into the world in all that we do and give God the glory (Matthew 5:16).

Light allows us to know the way to go, whereas darkness leads to distraction and destruction. As we bring this 7-day Bible reading plan to a close ask for God to direct your path (Psalm 119:105) and enlighten and renew your mind (Romans 12:2, Philippians 4:8) with Godly and heavenly thoughts.  

Scriptures to meditate on:

  • John 8:12
  • Matthew 5:16
  • Psalm 119:105
  • Romans 12:2
  • Philippians 4:8

Tips:

  • Write down 3 scriptures that inspire you to live in God’s light.
  • What potentially dark areas in your life do you need Jesus to enter?
  • Pray for the light of Christ Jesus to bring greater joy and peace into your life.
  • Plan 3 ways you will let your light shine in the world and give God glory.

30 DAY BIBLE READING PLAN

ORIGIN: WHERE WE COME FROM

DAY 1
Creation and fall of humanity. GENESIS 1:1 – 3:19

DAY 2
God calls a people to be His own. GENESIS 32:22-28

IDENTITY: WHO WE ARE AND HOW WE SHOULD LIVE

DAY 3
Ten Commandments. EXODUS 20:1-17

DAY4
Obedience flows from love. DEUTERONOMY Ch. 6:1-7, Ch. 11:13-21

DAY 5
How God’s people should respond to hard times. JOB Ch.1, 2, 38, 42

DAY 6
Psalms that enrich your soul. PSALM Ch. 1, 23, 139

DAY 7
Wisdom for everyday life. PROVERBS Ch.3, 5, 7, 16, 31:10

DAY 8
We fight sin by the Spirit. ROMANS Ch.6- 8, GALATIANS 5:16-23

DAY 9.
Living a life of worship. ROMANS Ch. 12-13

DAY 10
New life in Christ. EPHESIANS Ch.1-6

DAY 11
Living out a life of faith. JAMES Ch.1-5

DAY 12
Trusting Jesus while facing persecution. 1 PETER Ch.1-5

DAY 13
Walking in the light of God’s truth. 1 JOHN Ch.1, 2

DAY 14
Love one another. 1 JOHN Ch.3, 4, 5, ROMANS 14

PURPOSE: WHY WE ARE HERE

DAY 15
Created to have dominion. PSALM 8

DAY 16
Created for God’s will. REVELATIONS 4:5-11

DAY 17
Created for God’s pleasure. PSALM 104

DAY 18
Created to be fruitful. JOHN 15

DAY 19
Created to fellowship. ACTS 2:37-47, 2 CORINTHIANS 5

ETERNITY: WHERE WE GO

DAY 20
Jesus, the promised king. JEREMIAH 23:1-6, ISAIAH 9:6-7, ISAIAH 53, ZECHARIAH 9

DAY 21
Jesus became man. JOHN 1:1-18, LUKE 2

DAY 22
Signs and miracles of authority. MATTHEW Ch.8, 9, LUKE 13:10-17

DAY 23
Jesus fulfills the law. MATTHEW Ch.5 -7

DAY 24
Jesus teaches about new life. JOHN Ch.3, 4

DAY 25
Jesus was willingly taken. JOHN Ch.18, 19

DAY 26
Jesus’ death and resurrection. MATTHEW Ch.26-28, LUKE Ch. 23, 24

DAY 27
Jesus our savior and the final sacrifice. HEBREWS Ch.3-4, HEBREWS Ch. 8-10

DAY 28
The sinfulness of man exposed. ROMANS 1, ROMANS 3:20

DAY 29
God’s grace in Christ Jesus. ROMANS 3:21, ROMANS 5

DAY 30
The Promise of eternity. REVELATION Ch.19-22

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Sunday Service

Every Sundays at 11am
Join us at the Goldsmith University Student Union. Dixon Road, London, England, SE14 6NW

Thursday Gatherings

Every Thursday at 7pm
All take place on Zoom. Each Thursday in the month will host a different event from The Cornerstone College, Connection Group or Discipleship Class.

Events

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