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.
September 30, 2018
The Preacher has set his sights on the different ways we look to create significance in our lives and he has looked through the different realities of life in a fallen world. Now, he takes a look at people in church. And what he tells us is that religious activity can also be a way we look to control the vapor of life. It often looks like a focus on ourselves that produces a flurry of words and activities. When we realize that God is in heaven and we are on earth—and that God has used that power to send his Son to die for our sins—we change our approach. Now we come before God as humble listeners, happy to speak but always looking to him as the center of our spiritual lives.
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