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.
As we begin to work through the Lord’s Prayer, the first thing confronting us is the holiness of God. When we understand that God is holy and full of glory, we find his significance displacing the other priorities in our lives. Prayer to a God who is holy is full of reverent intimacy as we ask him to re-orient our lives around his importance.
1. What are some ways you underestimate God’s size and perfection?
2. How can God’s holiness help us see his love for us in a new light?
3. How can remembering God’s holiness change your prayer life for the better?
Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.
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