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.
March 3, 2019
We are an increasingly restless people, constantly busy and always working on various parts of our lives. Humans have always naturally tried to work our way to strength, stability and security. In Isaiah, we’ve seen the the LORD is the only rational place to put our trust and hope for the future. But the people of Israel—and us today—turn instead to other ways of managing our fears and desires. Nevertheless, God is faithful to continue to show mercy, and we see it in a climactic way in Jesus Christ. When we turn to the LORD and see his faithfulness, we can find a deep rest for our souls that is available nowhere else.
How do you experience tiredness and restlessness in your life? How does it affect you?
Where do you look to find rest and blessing in your life? How have those things still left you restless?
What would it look like for you to rest in the Lord? How would your life change if you trusted the Lord exclusively?
Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.
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