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.
2 Peter 1:3-4
We all look to various different voices and authorities to help us live what would consider the “abundant life.” While we know that we need God’s Word to learn about how we might be forgiven, redeemed, and saved, we also usually assume that we need something else to help us truly live. This “Bible-plus” mentality waters down our journey as disciples and routinely crowds out the transformational truth that truly is all we need. We need to be reminded again and again, that God’s Word truly is sufficient for all we need.
1. What sources of information, other than Scripture, do you turn to in pursuit of an abundant life?
2. In what ways is the Word of God sufficient for your various callings?
3. In what ways are you tempted to doubt the sufficiency of the Word of God?
4. Do you tend to treat the Word of God as an end in itself, or as a way to get to know and relate to God?
5. How might you need to grow in hearing from God in his Word?
Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.
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