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.
1 Timothy 1:12-15
The image of God is found in every distinct, living human. This means that even prenatal children bear the image of God. It also means that their parents (including the mother carrying them) bear the image of God as well. In a culture that has polarized the issue of abortion into mutually exclusive camps of either being “pro-baby” or “pro-woman” how can Christians find a way forward that recognizes, cherishes, and upholds the image of God in both prenatal children and their mothers?
1. How have you tended to be pro-baby or pro-woman in the past in exclusion of the other?
2. How can we love and communicate God’s grace to those who have had abortions in the past?
3. How can we as a church community serve and love prenatal children and their parents in ways that empower parents to know that they aren’t stuck and that they have realistic choices other than abortion?
4. What are practical ways that you can sacrifice and set your own life and desires aside for the blessing and support of prenatal children and their parents?
Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.
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