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.
“...I have learned that my calling, specific to my job, is much more purposeful than a title, salary, or skillset.”
I had big plans for my life. Boy were they grand! Oh don’t get me wrong...I told God about my plans of grandeur. I figured since they were good plans that He would go along with them. I mean, it wasn’t like I was pursuing riches or fame. I wanted to be in full time ministry. It’s what I had spent my time, energy, money, and schooling on. But the thing about my plans was...they were MY plans. Over the course of several years, through many letdowns, and after several frustrating conversations with God, I have learned that my calling, specific to my job, is much more purposeful than a title, salary, or skillset.
The Lord has sovereignly called us to our places of employment as a means for us to bring glory to His name and to love people. We are meant to live for a far greater purpose than to simply bring home a paycheck, close big deals, or complete important projects. As believers we are called to live out the Gospel and it only makes sense that the place where we spend so much or our week should be one of the places of our greatest Gospel influence. But why does that seem so hard to do for so many of us? Or maybe a better question would be, why does that concept not even cross our minds while we are at work?
In the 9-5 Gospel seminar, we tackled these questions through the lens of Scripture. We looked at what God’s Word has to say about:
Why we work
How we should work
Where we should work
What role evangelism plays at work
Is there such thing as work/life balance and if so how do we find it?
How do we maintain biblical ethics and morals in an increasingly secular work environment?
Click here to listen to audio from The 9-5 Gospel seminar.
Jeremy is a member of Cornerstone and serves in Children's Ministry and as a Community Group leader.
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