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.
“Whenever we open the Bible, our posture towards it must be examined. For as much as we have come to read the Word of God, we must recognize, first and foremost, that the Word of God has come to read us.”
“Scripture contains all the words of God we need to be redeemed and to live the abundant life he has called us to live as his children.”
“Living out the Sermon on the Mount means anchoring your life to the rock of Jesus Christ.”
“If we take our eyes off of Christ as our goal, we walk away from our destiny.”
“The gospel takes a critical heart and makes it generous.”
“Easter tells us that Jesus did what we could never do: pay for our sins and come back alive.”
“We do not love God so that he will love us in return. We love God because he has already loved us completely in Christ.”
“God asks for perfection; Jesus comes to give us His.”
“The well-lived life must be God-exalting and soul-satisfying because that is why God created us.” - John Piper, “Don't Waste Your Life”
"Thousands of years of human history involved looking forward to a promised messiah who would make things right in the world. Living on the other side of the incarnation, it can be easy for us to forget how desperate our situation was without a Savior."
Paul so treasured the gospel that, even in the midst of his mistreatment, he was compelled to speak of the glorious truths and promises of the gospel.
“Paul openly and tenderly shares his joy at the good news about the little growing church at Thessalonica, and prays for them - and us - in very specific and encouraging ways.”
"Christians are commanded to love God and others with our mind. Careful thinking— the kind that values true statements over pithy statements—is necessary to love."
"Before the foot of the cross of Christ there is no room to boast."
"...the Bible paints spiritual warfare as being waged not by people possessed, but by lies believed."
Stand firm in the grace of God—it's the only place to find rest.
"We don't want a King, but we need a King, and He is different than we ever thought."
"God has given us His Spirit so that we experience the fullness of life as He intended. He simply calls us to Walk by the Spirit! But, what does this look like? What does this feel like? How does what one practically walk with the Spirit?"