Tony Cornelius' Blogs & Commentaries

Tony Cornelius'

Blogs & Commentaries

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Various blogs of ministry and family.
Numbered Blogs are my personal commentary of I John.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Weekly Dispatch - Abraham

No, this is not about Abraham in the Bible but about the son of one of our members, Vernie. She called me last week and shared some news about Abraham. He has been fighting conviction from the Lord to receive the Gospel and struggling with a raging anger that may come to harm others or himself. He is 14 years old, the same age I was when I hit my bottom also struggling with anger. The difference is that I had the Lord working on me and godly parents seeking God’s wisdom to help me. Abraham has a godly mother laboring with the Lord on his behalf but he does not have the Holy Spirit dwelling in his heart. That does not mean that the Holy Spirit is not working on him as well. Abraham has agreed to meet with me on Wednesdays. I would appreciate your prayers for his salvation, victory over his anger, submission to his parents and authorities in his life, and for wisdom for me as I seek to direct his heart to the One who can really help him.

Blessings to all and thank you so much for laboring with us through your prayers.

By God’s Grace and for His Glory,

Tony & Martha Cornelius

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Balance 2 Fundamentalism

This is a blog concerning fundamentalism. It is an open forum for anyone who is unashamed of the fundamental doctrines of God's Word. Various issues may be discussed and articles may be recommended to be published to this forum. I only ask that all discussion be done with the scriptural mandate upheld: let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Philippians 2:3. 

This blog may be found at the address below.

Your comments or articles may help a fellow believer in their understanding of biblical truth. Please remember that we will not agree on every point. We all love our Savior with all of our hearts. We all believe in the historical fundamental teachings of God's Word. We all serve the Lord in different areas and under different situations and God does not ask the same thing of every believer. In areas of liberty, let us be careful to not create a teaching where it does not exist. Let us be careful to not elevate personal choices to the level of fundamental doctrine. With this in mind, may God help us to be more and more unified under the fundamentals of the faith and realize we are all working toward the same goal, to behold our Savior more and more and to experience His transforming power to mold us into His image as we serve as Christ's ambassadors in this world.

Friday, July 4, 2014

18 The Joy of Fellowship with God I John 2:6

4. Walking As He Walked

6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

Abiding in Christ is more extensively addressed in chapter 15 of John’s Gospel. There, abiding in Christ is identified as abiding in His Word and His Word abiding in us. The goal is to glorify God the Father as Jesus also was abiding in the Father and through Him, the Father was glorified. One of the major themes of I John is “love” and is commanded both in John’s gospel and even more strongly here in John’s first epistle. If I say that I abide in Jesus, walking just as He walked, within this context, is to love as He loved. This love provided a clear guide for Jesus’ actions. When we abide in Him, this love will also guide our actions, attitudes, motives, and goals. Walking as Jesus walked which means we love as Jesus loved to the glory of God the Father will prove we are abiding in Him.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Producing Spiritual Fruit

I had the privilege to preach at my home church, Hampton Park Baptist Church recently. If you are interested, follow this link to listen to the sermon God gave me on Producing Spiritual Fruit. Just click on the title below and it will take you to the Sermon Audio page with the audio sermon.

Producing Spiritual Fruit

Friday, May 2, 2014

Mini Cornelius Update

Greetings to you in the Name of our wonderful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The Lord gave me safe and encouraging meetings the month of April. I was very encouraged by the faithfulness of God’s people and the generous hospitality I received everywhere I went. My travels began with a meeting in Cumberland MD with Pastor Don Harrelson, renewed old friendships with Bob Harrison in the Pittsburg PA area and Tony Garren in Washington Court House OH, met believers for the first time in Cheektowaga NY with Pastor Doug Sexton and saw Niagara Falls for the first time in my life, then reacquainted with many old friends at the Trinity Baptist Church in Williston VT led by interim Pastor Meloy. They are presently seeking the Lord for a pastor.

We have an answer to our previous email asking prayer for God’s will concerning the timing of our return to Dominica. Our support is presently at 80% and GFA Missions is obviously concerned that we see it raised. The suggestion was that we stay for a few months longer and fill the time with meetings as the Lord opens those doors. There were primarily two provisions that had to take place for this to work. 1. Our present housing situation, scheduled to end this July needed to be extended. God answered this prayer as the mission house is not needed until the beginning of next year. 2. John and Sophie Smith, presently leading the ministry in Dominica needed to be available and willing to stay the extra months. God also answered this prayer and they are glad to remain a few more
months. It is obvious the Lord is in this decision though our desire is to be in Dominica as soon as possible to continue to minister to the precious folks to which God has called us.
Scheduling meetings on this short notice is, humanly speaking, very difficult. However, God has clearly ordained for us to remain and would you pray with us that He will provide meetings to fill the end of July, August, September, October, and the beginning of November? Thank you very much. If you can recommend us to your pastor or pastors to whom you are close, please do so and we will follow up with any more information they may require. Please also continue to pray for the Smiths in Dominica and the ministry there through the Open Bible Church.
Many of you pray faithfully for us and Dominica. Thank you! Others have been led by the Lord to give to the financial needs of this ministry. Thank you! There is no greater blessing of fulfillment than to know Jesus is our Savior and to serve Him with our lives.
God bless you as you keep your eyes on the prize of the high calling in Christ Jesus.
We love you and thank God for you.
Joyfully Serving Christ,
Tony & Martha Cornelius

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April Travels

The Lord has given me a wonderful first two weeks of travel and ministry which began the last day of March. I have been privileged to present God's ministry in Dominica to the believers at the Cumberland Bible Church in Cumberland Maryland pastored by Don Harralson, at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Baden Pennsylvania pastored by Bob Harrison, and at the Fayette Bible Church in Washington Court House Ohio pastored by Tony Garren. I also enjoyed fellowship with a number of pastors during the Ohio Bible Fellowship meeting, also at Fayette Bible Church. The Lord has provided a number of opportunities for me to serve these churches in practical ways with some minor construction work and tuning pianos. Praise the Lord for granting me the privilege to serve Him!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

New Updates!

There is a new Dominica Update Link available. Just click anywhere in this message to view the update. Thank you for your faithful prayers.