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.
“At the heart of Christianity is that the eternal Son of God was born as Jesus of Nazareth, fully human.”
Celebrating Advent today unites us with the people of God throughout history: those who before Christ waited for His arrival, and those after Christ who have waited for His return. This season reminds us that we too, together with all of creation, are waiting for Christ to return to make all things new.
“Those who worship God find their home in His presence, their strength in His power, and their satisfaction in Him alone.”
“God called me, a sinner, to this ministry. What in the world is going on?”
“The local church is the place you are equipped with the tools you need for the life God has for you.”
“...The muscles of faith we are exercising, oft unaware, in the monotonous seasons, are the ones we will call upon to do heavy lifting in the stormy vale.”
This class focuses on loving God by walking with him in a close personal relationship: listening to and learning from God in the Bible, speaking and relating to God in prayer, and internalizing and applying what God has said in heart work.
Jesus’ approach to life was unique. When we see how Jesus lived, and how he gives that life to us, we will find ourselves living like he did.
“What shall we say to these things?”
“In what seems like a cosmic act of hospitality, Jesus invites us to dwell.”