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.
"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.
In order to experience the kingdom promises of God, the peace and security, the provision and prosperity, and the presence of God, we must have a perfect King.
Wisdom is arranging your whole life according to the God who is there.
If Jesus is your King then you cannot be in control of your life- but He is a loving King who uses His authority for our good.
You’re Redeemer is greater than you’ve ever imagined.
God is after a covenant relationship with you and me.
The consequences of your sin that you experience are not God’s condemnation. God lovingly and graciously allows you to experience them in order to remind you of what is true and what is best for you.
It is clear from all of these rules and regulations and sacrifices that mankind is utterly, and desperately needy for God, His atonement, forgiveness, and purification.
God draws near to deliver.
We need our history to understand our hearts and our world.