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.
Paul closes his letter to the Philippians by once again using his own life as a model for the Philippian church to emulate. He is overwhelmingly thankful for the generosity of the Philippians who have given him supplies while he is in prison, but more than anything he wants the church to know that he has learned how to be content, whether he is living in plenty or in want, whether he is brought low or lifted high. The secret to contentment is found in Christ alone, in His sovereign providence, in His infinite love, in His eternal grace, and in His future glory.
1. Which areas can you identify discontentment in your own heart and life?
2. What does a life of passion-filled contentment look like? How can you have both (passion and contentment)?
3. How do circumstances reveal what is in your heart? What created things do you put your hope in, and how can you redirect that hope into Christ?
4. How does the future glory speak to your current circumstances?
Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.
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