About Peter Lewis
It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Peter Lewis, our wonderful pastor for 46 years, and wise and loving friend, finally received his home-calling and went to be in the presence of Jesus his Saviour. He died in the early hours of the morning on Friday 13th May 2022.
Peter Lewis has been a widely known writer, preacher, and conference speaker for many years. His main ministry however, and the one most near to his heart, has been his pastoral and teaching ministry at Cornerstone Church.
A large 'bank' of his preaching and teaching material is in process of being put on the web in both written and audio form. At present this is mainly in the form of series of sermons on many Bible books which Peter believes is the most important part of his ministry at Cornerstone.
He preaches systematically through the books of the Bible (expository preaching) applying the ancient text to modern life. It is hoped you will download or steadily go through the printed version of some of the biblical books featured here and find in this treatment of them not only an education in the biblical text but a constant application of the Word of God to your own heart and life.
The Bible is too often an unread Book even in evangelical circles and Peter believes that the greatest need of the Church today is to hear the Word of God and experience its authority and power as it is applied to Christian lives today. He often says that the preachers task is to 'release the energy of the text'; may you find that energy in all its varied forms as the Holy Spirit who first gave the Word brings it home to your heart as you listen - and worship!
Song of Songs
God wants people to become like Christ,’ said international preacher, writer and teacher John Stott in a public address at the end of his long life. Peter Lewis is similarly passionate about the Bible’s message – that God has a plan which centres on Jesus and includes each one of us.
In this accessible and helpful book, he focuses on the:
— source of Christlikeness
— model of Christlikenesshelps to Christlikeness
— contradictions of Christlikeness an
— dtriumph of Christlikeness
Here, the reader who wants to become like Christ will find radical – sometimes challenging – teaching, practical wisdom and warm reassurance.
The Lord's Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer is an inspiration to millions. Down the centuries and around the world it has expressed the deepest longings of all true Christians. However, the prayer that Jesus taught his followers reveals something far greater the character and purposes of God himself. In this sensitive and often moving book, Peter Lewis shows how an intimate relationship with God is a reality that can be experienced today.
The Glory of Christ
This book attempts to show something of the stature of Jesus Christ: to explain him but not to explain him away; to listen to his voice, not to drown it; to admire him, and to urge his uniqueness and his lordship upon a world so short of heroes and upon a Church which has put away childish things.
In The Glory of Christ Peter Lewis skilfully sets todays critical questions concerning Christ against the glorious backdrop of the goal of humanity and the sovereignty of God. With warmth and insight he considers what Christ claimed for himself and what the early Church claimed about him. He also gives close biblical and practical attention to Christ's atonement, exaltation and Second Coming. This is a towering book of pastoral scholarship which will richly repay careful study by Christians the world over.
The Living God
The God of the Bible is the living, active and self-revealing God. He takes the initiative in making himself known. He is a speaking God, and he calls for a listening people. Those who listen in faith, he draws in love into a relationship that engages every fibre of their humanity and enters every event in their lives. This is a book by a theologian and preacher who believes that the first purpose of a biblical theology is to lead us to the feet of the living God. The book ends with the theme of worship: and attitude and activity that takes us out into the world to serve this living God and to make him known.
God's Hall of Fame
This book brings alive the most famous characters of the Old Testament – the ‘Hall of Fame’ members in Hebrews chapter 11. Dealing in the main with the subject of faith, this book enables the reader to understand the motivation behind some of the most famous characters in the Old Testament. The book offers biblical role models for healthy living and moves easily between biblical times and our own.
With his usual blend of spiritual scholarship and pastoral care, Peter introduces us to two lost assets in the Church today: the ability to stand in awe and to walk by faith. God’s Hall of Fame is packed with great theology – but you may not realise it, because it is all beautifully wrapped in telling phrases, powerful pictures, incisive application and a modern feel. Not just a good read, but a book of hope, comfort and vigorous challenge."- Brian H. Edwards, Former President of the FIEC and author.
The Genius of Puritanism
This book is a wonderful introduction to the Puritans and their writings and pastoral work. Lewis deals with the Puritans as counselors, pastors, theologians, and in private. The section on spiritual depression is particularly helpful, and the bibliography at the back of the book alone is invaluable.