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.
2 Corinthians 3:18
God is a God whose nature it is to transform. Just as it is in God’s nature to speak to us and listen to us, it is also a part of who he is to transform us into his image. Every relationship leaves its imprint on our lives. To be in close relationship with someone is to be changed by them. This is all the more true in our relationship with God. To be close to him, and love him, naturally results in being transformed by him. As his children, we ought to expect this transformation and pursue it through diligent heart work.
1. How have you seen God’s transformation in your life in the past?
2. What are the things you want to change in your life?
· Whose glory are they for?
· Where do you look for help to change?
3. Do you expect transformation in the next six-months? Why or why not?
Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.
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