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.
November 26, 2017
True transformation only comes from those who are “in Christ”. This “union with Christ” is a relationship of dependence and worship where our meaning, purpose, and value come from Him and Him alone. Christian growth only happens when we reject the other “unions” in our lives, and live with Christ as the source of our identity, power, and hope.
1. How is being “united with Christ” central to our experience of the gospel?
2. What are the areas of your life where you find meaning, purpose, and value outside of Christ?
3. Do you see how your thoughts, behaviors, and actions come out from your heart? How does this relate to idolatry?
4. What would it look like in your life to exist in, explore, and enjoy all of the “rooms” in the house of being “in Christ”?
Matt serves Cornerstone by overseeing Family Ministries.
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