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.
January 28, 2018
God has made us a family. But what does that mean? With all of our generational, political, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity there is a lot that could divide us. But, through the blood of Christ, God has broken down and destroyed the dividing walls of hostility that used to define our differences, and has united us together in Christ. We still bear a beautiful array of unique distinctives, but as the family of God we are united in a way that allows those distinctives to bless one another, not push one another away.
1. Looking at who you proactively live in community with, what divisions do you find lingering in your life even though Christ has broken them down? Generational?Political? Ethnic? Socio-Economic?
2. In what ways could your life in diverse community be lived more humbly or gently?
3. In what ways could your life in diverse community be lived more patiently or forbearingly?
4. In what ways could your life in diverse community be lived more eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit?
Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.
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