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.
“Mary could feel the excitement of those around her, exclaiming and praising, shouting and even crying as they rejoiced at the sight of this man entering the city like a king.”
“Jesus comes home as the King, and he comes home gentle.”
But for me it is good to be near God;
I have made the Lord GOD my refuge,
that I may tell of all your works.
- Psalm 73:28
“The gospel takes a critical heart and makes it generous.”
"Life can seem more deeply disappointing as you accumulate years and experiences...Yet all of us, at every age, struggle with how life isn't working."
“You see, lacking this kind of gentle humility is not just unhealthy or problematic. It’s demonic.”
“Sharing the gospel is an introduction to a person, to the person that meets our greatest needs, fulfills our greatest longings, and deserves our most passionate praise.”
“Mission doesn't start as an activity, it starts as an identity.”
“Science asks, ‘HOW are we here?’
Faith asks, ‘WHY are we here?’”
“Christian, you have been justified by the blood of Christ, and are therefore free from the crushing burden of having to justify yourself through your performance.”
“The Bible is how God initiates, maintains, and deepens his relationship with you.”
“When it comes to transformation, God will not do what the Christian should do, but the Christian cannot do what only God can do.”
“You are not ultimately responsible for changing the hearts of people you minister to. The only hope we have of change is the Spirit of God working in us and others.”
“The well-lived life must be God-exalting and soul-satisfying because that is why God created us.” - John Piper, “Don't Waste Your Life”
"Thousands of years of human history involved looking forward to a promised messiah who would make things right in the world. Living on the other side of the incarnation, it can be easy for us to forget how desperate our situation was without a Savior."
"Christians are commanded to love God and others with our mind. Careful thinking— the kind that values true statements over pithy statements—is necessary to love."
"Before the foot of the cross of Christ there is no room to boast."
"...the Bible paints spiritual warfare as being waged not by people possessed, but by lies believed."
Stand firm in the grace of God—it's the only place to find rest.