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.
Every one of us desires to be significant. We long for significance and importance. But, what do you do once you have it? In Christ we have been given all the significance and importance we could every dream of. In light of this amazing gift, we now are freed to no longer search for our significance on this earth, and to consider each person in our lives as more significant than ourselves. Learning to live that out is to embody the truly Christ-like life.
1. What are ways that you find yourself pursuing surface-level unity, not empowered by the gospel?
2. In what ways are you tempted to think of yourself as more significant than others?
3. How would your relationships at work change if you considered others more significant than yourself?
4. How would your relationships in your Community Group change if you considered others more significant than yourself?
5. How would your relationships at home change if you considered others more significant than yourself?
Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship
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