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.
The greatest lie from the beginning is that God is a withholding God. But the Bible makes it clear that God in His nature is a gracious and giving God. If this is true, we should come to Him boldly, confidently, and daily in prayer, making our requests known to Him.
1. How does your view of God’s generosity or withholding affect your prayer life?
2. How have you seen God answer your prayers with “yes”, “wait”, or “no”?
3. What is the difference between earthly maturity and Christian maturity?
4. What are the places in your life that need to change in order to live more dependently on God?
Matt serves Cornerstone by overseeing Family Ministries.
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