Cornerstone exists because of Jesus. We are a people who have been transformed by the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, God has forgiven us and adopted us into his family. Now, we have a whole new life.
Through the gospel, God redeems us, forgives us, and adopts us into his family. The good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection makes each one of us a new creation and gives us a new identity: children of God. This is why we can never think of the church as an organization or a building. The church is actually a family—God’s family, filled with redeemed sinners that are now his children.
Through the gospel, God forgives us, adopts us into his family, and makes us his disciples. This means that the church is not just any family. We are a family formed by God—and sent out with a purpose.
The church is a family that ministers to one another, cares for one another, and builds one another up. Each member of the family is a child of God who is uniquely gifted to bless the family and to be a light in our city.
Just like a vine grows best with a good trellis, our church family grows best with good programs. Our programs and ministries are tailored to support the community and mission God has given us.
Taught by Scott Mehl
This class is designed to equip students to address personal problems biblically in their own lives and in the lives of those around them. The theme throughout the course will be applying the gospel to each others lives in order to deal with the indwelling sin in our hearts as well as dealing with the pain of when we are sinned against. We begin with an appreciation for the complexity of both people and the Word of God, and then seek to help students understand the sufficiency of the Word of God in the lives of believers. This sufficiency is demonstrated in how Scripture speaks comprehensively to all issues of suffering and sin and how the gospel grants hope in every situation. In addition, this class presents the biblical theory of motivation which is rooted in the heart and involves problems stemming from idolatry. In understanding how people are motivated and why we do what we do, we can begin to address our problems in real and powerful ways and manifest true, lasting change.
Pastor Scott oversees the church’s discipleship and counseling ministry and has earned a doctorate in Biblical Counseling. His material is developed from both years of biblical study and years of personal experience discipling and counseling regularly in the church.
The class is a weekly blend of lecture and discussion. Some reading is required in order to supplement what is being learned in class.
The Gospel: Real People with Real Problems
The Causes of our Problems
Understanding the Heart
Idolatry and the Heart
The Gospel and Idolatry
Making Change Real
How People Change
by Tim Lane and Paul Tripp
Counsel from the Cross: Connecting Broken People to the Love of Christ
by Elyse Fitzpatrick
You Can Change: God's Transforming Power for Our Sinful Behavior and Negative Emotions
by Tim Chester
Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands
by Paul Tripp
Books will be available for purchase in class.
Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.
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