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.
“God’s people have the obligation to actively seek for God to satisfy them.”
“Regardless of the circumstances...it is indescribably painful when a child is ripped out of your life. Our God knows this well.”
“We are to transmit character in the context of our everyday vocations, character that is inspired by the ultimate Good.”
“In the moments of transition we can see the beauty of God’s faithfulness in and through us, and his grace and redemption for all the ways we didn’t get it quite right.”
“...The muscles of faith we are exercising, oft unaware, in the monotonous seasons, are the ones we will call upon to do heavy lifting in the stormy vale.”
“The bottom line for us...is that we must place our complete and total trust in what Jesus Christ has done on our behalf, and not on our own merits.”
“It was in that room...as we wept genuine tears of lament, that I finally internalized the soulful turmoil and unashamed anguish we see in scripture and in our world.”
“Even Christians—saved by the abounding, steadfast love of God from the plight of our own sinful hearts—fall into the trap of comparison and despair.”
“Charles Spurgeon is arguably the greatest preacher of all time who isn’t Jesus.”
“God is not only involved when things are clean, but when they (and we) are messy.”