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.
Paul connects what we are to believe (the gospel of Jesus Christ) with how we are to live. When we truly believe the gospel, receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and accept the Word of salvation as our own, our lives are transformed. We live out that salvation in all areas of our lives, and we grow in our faith in God and love for Him.
1. What would be different in your life if you saw God's salvation as a gift to be enjoyed?
2. Are you growing in your faith? How can you tell?
3. What do you complain about? Have you confessed and repented?
4. How does your security in Christ anchor you from the storms of life?
Matt serves Cornerstone by overseeing Family Ministries.
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