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.
Looking at what the Bible has to say about godly confidence.
“...Wisdom is better learned when we combine what we read in the Bible with watching wisdom in action.”
Learning to live wisely based on Proverbs 8 and 9
What can we actually know about heaven?
“For the gospel to be truly good news, it must have an assured ending.”
“There is no secret uncovered in Isaiah 58. Our problem isn’t ignorance. Our problem is forgetfulness.”
“Easter is where we find the power of Christianity.”
Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. - Isaiah 53:4
“How do we decide what to read, which authors to trust, and what is worth our time?”
“Many of the connecting threads that run throughout Scripture are easier to see when we take larger bites each day.”
“You can’t truly appreciate the redemption we have been given without comprehending the judgment we are under without it.”
But for me it is good to be near God;
I have made the Lord GOD my refuge,
that I may tell of all your works.
- Psalm 73:28
“When it comes to transformation, God will not do what the Christian should do, but the Christian cannot do what only God can do.”
“You are not ultimately responsible for changing the hearts of people you minister to. The only hope we have of change is the Spirit of God working in us and others.”
"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.