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.
“For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain.” It's one of the most famous verses in the entire Bible. But, what does it mean? This week we will explore how to enjoy and display the glory of Christ in every area of life, and how to be prepared to truly die well.
1. How often do you take time to consider death? What might be a benefit of you considering it more?
2. What does “to die is gain” mean to you?
3. What are the things in this world (apart from Christ) that are “really living” for you?
4. What is one thing in your life that you look to for joy and satisfaction that is really just “McDonalds”?
5. If God desires to keep you here (on Earth) for the next year, whose “progress and joy in the faith” would you remain here to help with?
6. What specific activities or plans could help you to meditate on God's word, kindling your heart to a sole passion for Christ?
Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship
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