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.
The Bible is the story of a God who speaks strong, powerful, comforting, life-giving Words. But this same God is also a God who listens. We were created to live in communion with God, hearing from Him and speaking with Him, but our sin has created a distance between us and God. The story of the Bible is the story of God reconciling His people to Himself so that He can hear us.
1. How would your prayer life change by seeing God as a God who wants to listen to you? How would it change by knowing that God is listening even before you speak?
2. Do you feel distant from God? Is your distance relational or physical?
3. How does the cross and the indwelling Holy Spirit give hope and truth to your feeling of distance?
Matt serves Cornerstone by overseeing Family Ministries.
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