About Us A Legacy Mission and Values What We Teach Leadership Missions Ministries Bible Study Fellowship & Prayer Men's Ministry Women's Ministry Children & Family Outreach The Trowel and The Hammer Connect with Us Calendar of Events Community Bulletins Sermons Recommended Bible Apps Contact Us Members Discussions Announcements and Setup Building on the Cornerstone of Faith. Learn more Worship Service Worship 9:30 am Sunday 9:30 am Sunday Meeting at the Joseph Donahue School, Barnegat Focus on the Family Advent CalendarGo to the link about for a free advent calendar.Come join us Sunday mornings in December as we learn about His name. View All Monday, December 10, 2018 Jesus our Mediator Monday, December 10, 2018 John 14:6 • Genesis 3:15 • Hebrews 3:1–6 • Romans 8:26–27 • Romans 5:6–11 … Sunday, December 2, 2018 I AM Sunday, December 2, 2018 Isaiah 9:6 • Micah 5:2 • Colossians 1:15–17 • Exodus 3:13–15 • John 18:1–11 … Sunday, November 25, 2018 Appreciating God Sunday, November 25, 2018 Romans 1:1–7 • Romans 12:1–2 • Philippians 4:8 • Romans 4:18–21 • 1 John 5:20 … Sunday, November 18, 2018 God's Grace-Part III Sunday, November 18, 2018 2 Corinthians 5:21 • Isaiah 55:3 • Romans 3:19–20 • Romans 5:18–21 • 1 Corinthians 15:3–19 Sunday, November 11, 2018 God's Grace-Part II Sunday, November 11, 2018 Hebrews 1:1–2 • Isaiah 61:1 • Isaiah 53 • 1 Corinthians 15:12–19 • John 6:66–69 … Monday, November 5, 2018 God's Grace Monday, November 5, 2018 Sunday, October 28, 2018 Combating Opposition-Part III Sunday, October 28, 2018 John 8:42–47 • Matthew 15:1–20 • Ecclesiastes 9:3 Sunday, October 21, 2018 Combating Opposition - Part II Sunday, October 21, 2018 Luke 9:23–26 • Luke 10:21 • Matthew 11:25 • 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 • Philippians 3:4–11 Sunday, October 14, 2018 Combating Opposition Sunday, October 14, 2018 James 1:5 • Matthew 6:9–13 • Genesis 12:1–5 Sunday, September 23, 2018 Parable of Christ Pt 1 Sunday, September 23, 2018 View All View all events Events Dec 16 Worship Service 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Donahue School Dec 16 Snack - Wolbert 11:00 AM Cornerstone Bible Church Dec 16 Baptism & Gingerbread Party 2:30 PM Harvey Cedars Bible Conference Dec 21 Ladies Bible Study 6:30 PM Cacoilo's Home Dec 23 Worship Service 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Donahue School Dec 23 Snack - Cacoilo 11:00 AM Cornerstone Bible Church Dec 24 Candlelight Service 7:00 PM Barnegat Rec Center Dec 30 Worship Service 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Donahue School View all events The Trowel and The Hammer Michael C. Cacoilo | October 22, 2018 The Trowel and The Hammer are tools of the trade for a mason. Spending seven years in the family business, I learned how to use those tools well. The trowel is used to scoop up the mud from a board which is then slapped (called buttering the wall) on the block wall. The ears of the block are also buttered, all with the purpose of holding the blocks together. The mud needs to have a specific consistency, so it can adequately hold up the block and bond the blocks together. The hammer is used to tap the block into place and if needed, to cut a block to fit in the dimension of the wall. They are two of the essential tools used to lay a solid foundation. In this same way, these articles will be a tool to help people in building the foundation of their Christian walk. This introductory article lays the ground work for what is to follow; devotional style articles to help those of Cornerstone Bible Church grow in their study of the Word of God. The Trowel and The Hammer is to work in conjunction with our Discipleship ministry called Stone and Mortar. The Stone and Mortar are the materials used to build the foundation. 1 Peter 2:4-5 speaks of living stones that are choice and precious in the sight of God. These Living Stones are the people of the church. The Mortar that holds the stone together is the Word of God. The Word of God reveals Jesus Christ as the Cornerstone, the stone that all other stones get their strength and support from. He is our benchmark and His Word reveals how we are to fit together and be built up. I pray you will join me in a journey together in being built up as members of God’s Kingdom, His spiritual house.