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.
January 14, 2018
The second half of our Discipleship Pathway reminds us that the Christian life can’t be lived apart from other people. Jesus calls us to love our neighbor as ourselves, and in John 17 he prays that his disciples would be united even as he and the Father are one. When we trace the history in the Bible, we find that God has always prioritized unity. From the Trinity to creation, redemption, and more, God desires his people to be united with him and united with one another.
1. After hearing the story of God uniting people throughout history, what stands out to you the most?
2. What would change about your Christian relationships if you saw them as part of God’s purpose in the world?
3. How have you experienced the kind of unity the Bible talks about?
4. What gets in the way of this kind of Christian unity for you now?
Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.
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