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.
He hit the nail on the head. It was the good year of 1517, and Martin Luther was posting his soon-to-be famous 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle church in Wittenberg, Germany. The purpose of this document was to challenge a number of morally questionable practices such as the sale of indulgences (a remission of punishment for sin), and the belief that a person could be saved at least in part by doing good works. There is no doubt that once this list was circulated, it became the spark that lit the fire of the Reformation.
Over the course of two hours in our Church History seminar we brushed the surface of the events leading up to and surrounding this pivotal time period for the Christian faith.
Dustin is a member of Cornerstone and serves the church as a servant minister.
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