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.
June 3, 2018
As we close up this final section of calling, there is one last piece of the puzzle that we must address, and that is our various relational roles. All of us have various roles as parents, children, spouses, siblings, grandparents, etc. And each of these different roles comes with its own unique set of responsibilities. Because of the nature of these roles we can all be tempted to view them as idols and inconveniences. But God imbues these relationships with a a much deeper sense of meaning as he helps us understand that each relational role we’re in is a calling made by a wise, sovereign, and loving God.
What relational roles are you currently in?
How are you tempted to idolize those roles?
How are you tempted to view those roles as inconveniences?
How does the gospel free you to live faithfully in these various roles?
Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.
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