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.
When Jesus tells us to make disciples, he is giving us the purpose for our lives. Once we have become disciples, we are knit into a community of other disciples all following Jesus together. Part of living out our purpose is walking closely with the other disciples around us. If you want to make disciples, you can’t ignore the disciples around you! This deep, interdependent community is the engine for our growth as Christians and a focus of our ministry to others.
1. What has your experience been with Christian community?
2. How have other Christians have helped you grow, and vice versa? Do you think that same growth could have happened individually?
3. If someone looked at your life, would they say you have deep, interdependent relationships with other Christians? Why or why not?
4. How can you build others up in love in your community this week?
Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.
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