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.
Part of the Christian life fits into the category of “Bible”: listening to and learning from God’s Word. We start this section of our series by looking at how God’s Word is involved in the story of our world and our relationship with God. What we find is deeper and richer than we might think: God’s Word is central to who He is, what He does, and what it means to know Him. Ultimately, we see God’s Word embodied in the living Word, Jesus Christ, who reveals God fully to us and also points us back to the written word as a guide to our life.
1. What stands out to you about the story of God’s Word in the Bible?
2. How would you treat your Bible differently if you understood it as the word of God?
3. What is powerful about the idea of Jesus being the perfect word of God? How does that help you understand who God is and how much he loves you?
4. How can you listen to and learn from God in the Bible this week?
Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.
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