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.
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
This Sunday we invited new and growing preachers in our church to each preach at one of our three services. They covered the next section in the Sermon on the Mount: Jesus teaching about the danger of religious hypocrisy.
The Christian life is not just a bunch of religious activities, but a changed heart that is motivated differently. When we see how many of our good actions are actually motivated by looking good in front of others, we see again how precious the gospel is. Jesus, who was never a hypocrite, saves us knowing all of our poor motivations. And that produces a new motivation to be honest, sincere, and focused on God’s glory instead of our own.
Click on the respective links below to hear this week’s sermons.
9am Service - Zach Nix
11am Service - Dustin Platte
5pm Service - Chris Woolsey
1. Where do you see hypocrisy in your own life?
2. How do the opinions of others affect you most deeply? How do you see that play out in your attitudes, emotions, and actions?
3. What would change in your life if you were focused solely on God’s opinion and not the opinion of others?
4. What about Jesus and the gospel move you away from hypocrisy towards sincere godliness?
“Am I A Hypocrite….And I Don’t Even Know It?” (Article) by Trevin Wax
“The Love of Human Praise as the Root of Unbelief” (Sermon) by John Piper
When People are Big and God is Small by Ed Welch
Below are scriptures to help you meditate on today’s sermon topic throughout the week:
Monday: Luke 18:9-14
Tuesday: Matthew 23:1-22
Wednesday: Matthew 23:23-39
Thursday: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5
Friday: 2 Corinthians 1:12
As you meditate on the scriptures above, use these prompts to help you engage with God in prayer:
Insight: Ask God to open your eyes so that you can see the truth in his Word.
Confess: Admit to God where you care more about the opinion of others than you do about him, and how that leads you to hypocrisy.
Wrestle: Work through your thoughts and emotions with God in prayer.
Request: Ask God to turn you away from hypocrisy towards sincerity in your daily life.
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