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.
Celebrating Advent today unites us with the people of God throughout history: those who before Christ waited for His arrival, and those after Christ who have waited for His return. This season reminds us that we too, together with all of creation, are waiting for Christ to return to make all things new.
“You can find the richness of God’s presence in the church community.”
“The church community is the place where the gospel is put on display.”
Seeking to understand and appreciate corporate worship.
“The journey of Lent takes us from a deep awareness of our need to a deep awareness of the forgiveness and victory of Jesus at Easter.”
"Thousands of years of human history involved looking forward to a promised messiah who would make things right in the world. Living on the other side of the incarnation, it can be easy for us to forget how desperate our situation was without a Savior."
“My prayer is that you would make a decision that would facilitate your church and your family celebrating and glorifying Christ the best.”
"The purpose of human history and the purpose of our lives is to glorify and worship the King of infinite worth whose eternal plan of salvation has brought us forgiveness and grace in the Day of Salvation."
"During Advent, we remember that our hope is still to come—and that God is faithful to his promise. As the weeks of Advent pass, we feel our need for Jesus."
"When it comes to battling this self-manufactured 'distance' from God, we need all the help we can get."