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 is Emmanuel, God with us. He is not overwhelmed when we are overwhelmed.”
Advent is a season of waiting. For thousands of years our fallen world waited anxiously for the coming of the Messiah, the one who would rescue mankind from sin and wrath. This season of Advent (Latin for “coming”) is celebrated during the weeks leading up to the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day.
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.
“I’ve got the bread of life sitting right here at the table, and I go for the Fruity Pebbles instead.”
“To worship the God of the Bible is to invite openness and walk in the light.”
“‘In Jesus’s name we pray, amen.’ What do these words actually mean?”
“...Both men and women—and therefore the church as a whole—thrive when women are challenged to live up to God’s calling in their lives.”
“We don’t always have the presence of mind to figure out what to say to the Lord when we are spinning.”
“From our perspective, both Jesus and Moses made poor choices. Both of them seem to have abandoned a pretty useful life-plan and instead become a one-man national wrecking ball.”
“Why are we so prone to stay active, to stay efficient, to stay productive? Why are we so excited to be doing something other than what we are doing right now?”