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.
“The things that promise us pleasure and life are also the things that will cause displeasure and death in us, if God and others are not at center of our love.”
“In any situation, the Christian response is love.”
“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.”
“In short, it does not matter how much I know the Scriptures, if at the end of the day, I do not let the Scriptures lead me to Him.”
“You challenge me, delight me, encourage me, trust me with your heartaches and ask me for guidance. You are serious about growing in your faith. I love and cherish being one of your pastors...”
“So, who is truly my neighbor according to Jesus? My neighbor is not only the one whom I consider unworthy of my love, but also the one whom I consider worthy of my contempt.”
“Christians who are confused by the homosexuality debate raging in the US are looking for resources that are based solidly on a deep study of what Scripture says about the issue."
“Love is the context from which all truth is to be spoken. The metric is not how nice you are being, but how loving. And the truth is spoken not as a bludgeon to force change, but as the only way to push past sentiment in a loving friendship.”
“The Gospel not only sets us free from the ultimate consequence of sin - eternal damnation - but also from the power of sin.”
“When you find yourself in disagreement, remember to ask yourself if you are always right, if you understand the other side, and why you are arguing in the first place.”