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.
“When we avoid the uncomfortable realities of life, we don’t learn the lessons they want to teach us.”
“Since the Fall the world has been plagued by death and injustice, but one day Jesus will return, fully and finally fixing the world.”
“Regardless of the circumstances...it is indescribably painful when a child is ripped out of your life. Our God knows this well.”
“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.”
“God is not only involved when things are clean, but when they (and we) are messy.”
When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.
“Godly lament only differs from complaining if it draws you to take refuge in the shadow of God’s wings until the disaster has passed (Psalm 57:1c).”
“It can be painful, quite frankly, to wrestle with hard questions about God in the midst of a world full of suffering and perceived injustice.”
“Grumbling and complaining is a grievance made about God. Lament is a grievance made to God.”
“Suffering brings us to the end of ourselves...wooing us upward to the One from whom all blessings flow.”