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.
“In any situation, the Christian response is love.”
“Instead of looking for loopholes (i.e. how “close to the line” we can get), because of the work of Christ to redeem us we should be people of integrity who live above reproach for the glory of God.”
“Just like anger, lust flattens individuals, turning beautifully complex people into objects that exist simply for our desires.”
“In anger we strip away a person’s true identity and reform them into a simplistic caricature in our minds.”
“God asks for perfection; Jesus comes to give us His.”
“To be salt and light is to live the upside down life of the Sermon on the Mount, with a different purpose, different priorities, and a different posture than the world has; but salt is useless from a distance and a light is useless when hidden; if you want to make an impact on people in your life you must be distinct and engaged; you must retain your saltiness and let your light shine.”
“Our version of the good life goes bad eventually. Jesus’ version of the good life gets better eternally.”
“The yoke of this world is an unrelenting task master, but the yoke of Christ is different.”