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.
1 Thess. 3:6-13
God strengthens us to participate as his agents in our present through accurate information about what he has done in the past to pay for our freedom from condemnation, and assurances of what he will do in the future to reclaim his Kingdom and his people.
1. Has there been a moment when news about someone's faithfulness or salvation has caused you to feel "really alive"?
2. Is there something so important to you that you find yourself committed to pray earnestly "night and day" for it? How did God respond to your prayers?
3. If "holiness" means adopting the character of God as our character, where are you feeling progress? Where do you need support?
Jim serves Cornerstone through pastoral care and by overseeing internal ministries and administration.
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