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.
2 Corinthians 5:18-21
Christ calls His people to be His representative ambassadors on this earth, sent from heaven with a message and a purpose, to represent the King and to love people. In order to be faithful to this calling we must be purposeful and intentional with our relationships with non-believers, generous with our time with non-believers, and inviting non-believers into our lives.
1. How would seeing yourself as an ambassador change your perspective about your life?
2. In what ways do you live like an ambassador for Christ? In what ways do you live more like a tourist?
3. What would evangelistic intentionality look like in your life?
4. Who are two or three non-Christians you could make space in your life for? How could you pursue them?
Matt serves Cornerstone by overseeing Family Ministries.
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