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.
“Habakkuk realized, to his joy, if I have the one who owns the world, there’s nothing more for me to gain.”
“The path to joy starts with seeing what the world is really like.”
“Our thanksgiving should not primarily be for the gifts that God gives us or the trials which He delivers us from, but for God Himself.”
“Grumbling and complaining is a grievance made about God. Lament is a grievance made to God.”
“The various relational roles you are in are not what defines you and they’re not what gets in the way of you…they are your callings.”
“The gospel frees us to enjoy and share everything God has given to us.”
“God has a profound love and heart for those who are maginalized in our society- the foreigner, the orphan, the widow, the refugee; and He calls us to reflect that same heart.”
"When we encounter and are transformed by God, you are transformed into His image: you love what He loves, and care for what He cares about- and over and over throughout God's Word He tells us that He has a unique and particular heart for the marginalized."
“You cannot understand Christmas or why Jesus came into the world until you understand that He came to seek and to save you who are lost, weary, broken and guilty.”
“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
“It is possible in this world to pretend, convincing others that you are something that you are not. It’s not possible to trick God.”
“The things that promise us pleasure and life are also the things that will cause displeasure and death in us, if God and others are not at center of our love.”
“Sin is putting yourself in God’s place. Salvation is God putting himself in yours.”
“Should God get angry?”
“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.”
“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.”