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.
“In what seems like a cosmic act of hospitality, Jesus invites us to dwell.”
“Just like anger, lust flattens individuals, turning beautifully complex people into objects that exist simply for our desires.”
“All I could do was beg God not to let her die, to give us more time with her, at least one more Mother’s Day together with her. I have never felt so helpless in all my life.”
“I am convinced it is the Holy Spirit at work in my heart. Lately, he whispers, ‘Always be prepared to give a reason for the hope that is in you.’”
“God’s ‘process’ isn’t some capricious series of tests to evaluate whether you’re good enough to get to heaven. Rather, it is a perfect execution of judgment where he essentially asks just one question: ‘How are you going to pay for all of the sin that you’ve committed in your life?’”
“We are not called to be content because our circumstances don’t matter, but because we hold on to a reality that is infinitely greater than this world could ever be.”
"For some, gathering with family is the best part of Christmas. For others, it’s the most difficult. But why do we do it? Why not take the money and the time off and take a vacation? Why make the effort of traveling on some of the busiest travel days of the year?"
“Acceptance cannot be achieved, it can only be received.”
“As our focus narrows on the gospel, our joy expands to cover all of our life.”
In light of eternity, we should not be asleep, and numb to the truths of God, but should be enlivened, emboldened, awakened to God and His mission.