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.
1 Thess. 4:13-18
Jesus promises that he is going to return. In this passage, Paul describes that return and encourages us to live in light of that certain coming reality. As we do, we realize that Jesus’ coming return changes everything. Our lives, hearts, emotions, and choices are all shaped by the reality that Jesus is coming back for this one simple reason: whatever the circumstance, we have hope.
1. How does Jesus’ return change your view of death?
2. How does Jesus’ return change your view of your life?
3. How does Jesus’ return change your view of your possessions?
4. How does Jesus’ return change your view of disappointment and suffering?
5. How does Jesus’ return change your view of love and blessing?
6. What are some practical ways you could encourage those around you with reminders of Christ’s return?
Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.
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