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 Corinthians 15
The Christian faith is powerful enough to draw people from all over the globe, and Easter explains why. In the resurrection, we see Jesus overcome sin and death, opening up love and hope for those who trust in him.
1. How do you experience the problem of death? What do you think about when you think about death?
2. Why is Paul so concerned that we know the resurrection actually happened? Do you share his concern?
3. What about Jesus’ death and resurrection shows you the size of God’s love for you? How do you think that should affect your life?
4. What are some of the joys you have lost (or are worried you will lose) in your life? How does the resurrection change your perspective on those things?
Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.
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