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.
“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.’”
Paul so treasured the gospel that, even in the midst of his mistreatment, he was compelled to speak of the glorious truths and promises of the gospel.
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.
“The historic Christian position is that man’s dilemma has a moral cause. God, being nondetermined, created man as a nondetermined person. This is a difficult idea for anyone thinking in twentieth-century terms because most twentieth-century thinking sees man as determined.”
Jesus’ call in the gospel is a call to submit all of life to His authority. But what does the gospel have to do with the production of widgets?
“Peace and trust will grow in your heart as you begin to ‘get’ the very large hand of God stirring our world.”
“Evangelism requires a personal, full, inviting gospel.”
“Don’t let the fact that your neighbors have different morals, a different lifestyle, or a different worldview than you stand in the way of you taking the time to really get to know them.”
“If we are going to be the faithful ambassadors that Christ has called us to be, and not tourists, we must be people who are intentional, generous, and inviting.”
“Evangelism is what completes your joy in Christ.”