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.
“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?”
“The good life for the Christian is not found in ignoring as much as you can get away with. It’s found in navigating the complexities in between the extremes, looking for the most health (and holiness) you can find.”
Dr. Francis Schaeffer became a missionary in Europe in the years following World War II when America and Europe were now aware of the unimaginable cruelty the war had revealed, and wondered if faith in God meant anything.
Jesus talked about money a lot. Yet, for many of us, we struggle to figure out how God wants us to handle the money he has entrusted to us.
“If we become a group of people who immerse ourselves in God’s word, we will become people who can give wise counsel at the drop of a hat. Even inadvertently, more and more of what we share with our friends will be good, true, godly advice because our minds and hearts will be constantly informed by the transforming power of scripture.”
“The Christian understands that because God’s words matter, our words matter. We can’t simply define words the way we find most useful. We carry the added responsibility to define our words before God as best we can.”
"Therapeutic counseling is based on a patient-therapist model that requires 'professionalism' and 'boundaries'. But biblical counseling is based on a model of interpersonal gospel care."
"Sometimes, it is easy to think that just because we have accumulated biblical knowledge that we are obeying God."
Wisdom is arranging your whole life according to the God who is there.