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.
Jesus enters Jerusalem on a donkey, declaring Himself King of the Universe, a King of infinite worth, and a King with an eternal plan. This King comes to us now humbly, gently offering salvation, but one day He will return on a horse, ready to bring justice to a world of injustice. We live in the Day of Salvation, a time when forgiveness and reconciliation is offered to all people, and a time that is designed to give Christ great honor and glory.
What part of your life (money, time, energy, effort, energy, etc.) is Jesus looking at you, saying "I need that"?
Are there trials in your life that are unexpected for you? How can you actively seek to trust God's Kingship over you in the midst of that trial?
In what ways do you care more about the benefits of Christ than Christ Himself?
How should you respond to the difference between Christ's first coming, on a donkey, and His second coming, on a horse?
Matt serves Cornerstone by overseeing Family Ministries.
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