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.
Every Christian knows the apostle Paul. His missionary journeys are well documented in Scripture, and most Christian doctrines and practices for both the early and modern church are influenced by his letters. Yet, one of the most underutilized parts of his epistolary teachings is his rich prayer life. No matter the situation, Paul was constantly in communion with the Lord. This seminar looked at reprioritizing prayer in our lives, which can help us “rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer” (Rom 12:12).
Joon Kang is a second-year seminary student who works on staff at Cornerstone Church.
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