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.
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures...
– 1 Corinthians 15:1-8
1 Corinthians 15:12-22
1 Corinthians 15:50-58
One of the things we know is true about the universe is that everyone dies. But Easter morning, one man comes back from the dead. Now, everything we thought was impossible is back on the table! The resurrection of Jesus means that we are on God’s agenda. In the resurrection we see God’s inexhaustible love for us, and in the resurrection we find an eternal hope that lets us face death in an entirely new way.
Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.
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