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.
“When we are honest about the magnitude of suffering in our fallen world we have an opportunity to see the magnitude of God’s hope in Christ put on display.”
“Sin is deeper than we think, but grace abounds all the more.”
“Being a Christian means walking in the world: enjoying close relationships with Christians, enjoying close relationships with non-Christians, and pursuing your roles and responsibilities in love.”
“Being a Christian means walking with God: listening to him, relating to him, and responding to him in love.”
“Everyone is called to do something to care for orphans in their distress.”
“God’s call isn’t to be exclusively pro-child or pro-woman. Both the prenatal child and her mother were created in the image of God.”
“The secular world never understands Christian motivation. Faced with the question of what makes Christians tick, unbelievers maintain that Christianity is practiced only out of self-serving purposes…” – J.I. Packer
"We Christians live with a forward tilt, ready to speak the whole truth and lay down our whole lives."
“A life of Christian maturity is a life of unity, prayer, and meditation on God's truth.”
“Citizenship is not simply a status but a whole way of living.”
“World Relief stands with the vulnerable, partnering with local churches to end the cycle of suffering, transforming lives and building sustainable communities.” Source: worldrelief.org
“Don’t let the fact that your neighbors have different morals, a different lifestyle, or a different worldview than you stand in the way of you taking the time to really get to know them.”
“If we are going to be the faithful ambassadors that Christ has called us to be, and not tourists, we must be people who are intentional, generous, and inviting.”
“The cross changed everything.”
"The purpose of human history and the purpose of our lives is to glorify and worship the King of infinite worth whose eternal plan of salvation has brought us forgiveness and grace in the Day of Salvation."
"We all operate under some kind of functional covenant."
The exiles were sent out so that they could be brought back in. But, Christ was sent out so that we could be brought back in.
"What marks an authentically Christian church—on every level, no exceptions—is humility."
Suffering teaches us to hold on less and less to the things of this world, and to lay hold of Christ instead.