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.
Matthew 10:37-39, 11:28-30
Jesus explicitly calls his followers to take up their cross and follow him. But just one chapter later, in Matthew’s recording of the events, he tells his disciples that his yoke is easy and his burden is light. How can these both be true? How can the radical call of Christ be an easy joy? It’s only when we have ordered our loves the way God designed them to be ordered that these two disparate statements can begin to make any sense.
1. In what ways are your loves disordered? What do you tend to cherish more than Christ?
2. In what ways do you find the radical call to follow Christ a heavy burden? What loves make that burden heavy?
3. What’s one time in your life when you found the yoke of Christ light and easy?
4. How can you practically rest in Christ this week in a way that will lighten your burden?
Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship
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