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.
After spending three months in the Old Testament leading up to Jesus, and one month in the Gospels leading up to Jesus' death, we arrive this week at the pinnacle of the story of human history. All history up to this point was anticipating and leading up to the cross. All history since this point has existed in light of the cross. The cross changed everything.
Recall some of the ways that the Old Testament looked forward to and anticipated the cross.
How has the cross changed everything in your life? How is it the pinnacle of the story of your life?
What areas in your life have yet to be transformed by the cross? How could regularly meditating on the story of the cross help to facilitate that needed transformation?
What are some practical ways that you can make meditation on the story of Christ's sacrifice a regular part of your life?
Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.
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