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.
Prayer is meant to be the expression of a relationship with God. So how do we put that into practice? David helps us in Psalm 63, showing us what it means to desire God’s presence and satisfy that desire through Biblical meditation and prayer.
1. Do you feel like you are actually relating to God when you pray? Or does it feel more like “running lines” for a play?
2. Where do you see spiritual hunger in your life? What “junk food” do you typically use to try and satisfy it? What would it look like to cultivate a hunger for God instead?
3. Do you meditate on God through His Word as you pray? What are some ways you think it would help?
4. Would you say you pour out your heart in prayer? What holds you back from doing that?
Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.
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