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.
This class will focus on this tumultuous time in Church history with the intent to bolster the faith of Christians today.
How should we as present-day Christians (and self-identified Protestants) regard the Reformation?
“Charles Spurgeon is arguably the greatest preacher of all time who isn’t Jesus.”
Paul so treasured the gospel that, even in the midst of his mistreatment, he was compelled to speak of the glorious truths and promises of the gospel.
“Paul openly and tenderly shares his joy at the good news about the little growing church at Thessalonica, and prays for them - and us - in very specific and encouraging ways.”
The Reformation was one of the most important times in the history of the Church.
“Luther’s historic nailing of his 95 theses to a large wooden door was an occasion that would drive the movement of Reformation in the church. He gave all of God’s people the courage to question what men taught and look first to what God Himself spoke.”
“It is difficult for a pastor to experience a relentless, fatherly love for the congregation until he sees them as his own children.”
"Near the center of the reformation was this issue: how are we made right in the eyes of God? In other words, how are we justified before God?"
When did the Church begin? What did the body of Christ look like then?