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.
May 20, 2018
It’s easy to see where we live as simply a choice that we make for our own benefit. Does this city offer me what I want in life? Sometimes we are forced to be somewhere that we don’t want to be and instead it becomes an inconvenience. Both of these views of where we live stand in sharp contrast to what God calls us to: He calls us to be faithful citizens and seek the welfare of the city in which we live. In Los Angeles this calling is manifested in engaging and participating in the city, investing our time, energy, and resources for its benefit, and praying on its behalf.
Matt serves Cornerstone by overseeing Family Ministries.
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