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.
August 4, 2019
We are not as free as the world would have us believe. In fact, our primary slavery isn't religion or morality, or man and culture. What the Bible tells us is that our greatest slavery is in our hearts - that we are slaves to sin. We are always under the authority of a master, and we are not as free as we think we are. The question for us today is, which master do I want to live under: Jesus or this world? Jesus is the only one who can set us free from sin. Ultimately, freedom is not doing whatever you want to do, freedom is to follow the Free One - which is Jesus.
Ara serves as a pastor with Grace Iranian Church.
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