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.
"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world." –James 1:27 ESV
When you become more and more like Christ you begin to respond like Christ. Not only in the holiness of your life towards God, but in your compassion towards others. The purpose of these next two weeks is to highlight the ways that we as Cornerstone are committed to reflecting God's Heart in our city, and to let God's heart inspire you to action.
1. Does your life reflect God's heart for the marginalized?
2. What can you do to love and serve those around you in need?
3. Are there things that you can cut out of your life to make room to serve?
Matt serves Cornerstone by overseeing Family Ministries.
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