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.
"O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure."
Isaiah 25:1 ESV
In the Old Testament, Isaiah tells us about the end of our world and what comes next. God himself sets things right, replacing need with plenty and death with life. When we see what comes next, we find ourselves drawn into a different kind of life now. What's more, we engage our world in a new way when we live as citizens of a different kingdom that God promises to bring one day. Christmas and New Year's Day tie together the first and second coming of Christ: the first to deal with our sin and forgive us, the second to make everything new and welcome us home forever.
Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.
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