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.
As women, we have a complicated relationship with ‘confidence’. From an early age, we’re inundated with worldly messages that leave us with a false standard of perfection. In the work force, we’re encouraged to be aggressive but are also admonished for doing so. In the church, we’re told to have a gentle and quiet spirit, but in practice this often looks like not speaking up for ourselves. All of this can be disheartening and confusing.
This women’s seminar looked at what the Bible has to say about godly confidence, and considered how to apply these principles. We looked at stories of both men and women in the Bible who exhibited godly confidence, allowing their example to encourage and inspire us.
Nicole is a member of Cornerstone and serves as a Community Group leader.
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