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.
“Like the best loving relationships, a vibrant walk with God involves deep listening, open speaking, and deliberate change.”
“Prayer is the outflow of a relationship with God.”
Exploring what the Bible has to say about true rest.
“The trajectory of our thoughts have an effect not just on our mood, but on our physical brain and immaterial soul.”
“God isn’t just interested in what you do. He’s interested in why you do it.”
“Social media was not created to be used for your own desires or passions, it exists for the spread of the glory of God!”
“Without clarity on the basics of the Christian life—the things that all Christians are called to do—you will either be paralyzed with insecurity (‘Am I doing enough?’), weighed down with discouragement (‘I’m not doing enough’), or confused and apathetic (‘Who knows if I’m doing enough?’).”
“God has a profound heart for the poor and the marginalized, and if we are going to follow Him as our Lord and Savior, we must reflect that same heart.”
Seeking to understand and appreciate corporate worship.
“The yoke of this world is an unrelenting task master, but the yoke of Christ is different.”
“In any situation, the Christian response is love.”
“He who is forgiven much loves much, and so when we focus in on the sufferings of Jesus, we see how costly it was for Jesus to forgive our sins, and we find our love growing and growing because of his payment.”
“Being a Christian means walking in the world: enjoying close relationships with Christians, enjoying close relationships with non-Christians, and pursuing your roles and responsibilities in love.”
“How do we see the forest, not just the trees, of the Christian life?”
“Instead of looking for loopholes (i.e. how “close to the line” we can get), because of the work of Christ to redeem us we should be people of integrity who live above reproach for the glory of God.”
"Jesus gives us clothes of salvation and righteousness that we can't earn, can't buy, and can't find here on the earth."
“All I could do was beg God not to let her die, to give us more time with her, at least one more Mother’s Day together with her. I have never felt so helpless in all my life.”
“I am convinced it is the Holy Spirit at work in my heart. Lately, he whispers, ‘Always be prepared to give a reason for the hope that is in you.’”
“In anger we strip away a person’s true identity and reform them into a simplistic caricature in our minds.”
“I closed the door to my room, sat down on my bed and asked God, ‘What more do I have to do in order to be baptized?’”
“In a time where people seem to be pressing more vehemently than ever to make their thoughts, beliefs, and frustrations known, we have a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate Christ’s love by humbly asking questions...”
“Our evangelical history—especially our recent history, over the last century—has often shaped the way we treat our Bible, and the way we over- or under-react [to gray areas] in our Christian lives. What if the ways we are reading our Bible are affected by our history and we have no idea?”
"For some, gathering with family is the best part of Christmas. For others, it’s the most difficult. But why do we do it? Why not take the money and the time off and take a vacation? Why make the effort of traveling on some of the busiest travel days of the year?"
“When we complain we reject and overlook the love that God gives us constantly in our lives. When life is hard, instead of complaining we ought to find our refuge in Him. The Lord meets us in our distress, and instead of complaining we must lavish ourselves in His love.”