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 various relational roles you are in are not what defines you and they’re not what gets in the way of you…they are your callings.”
“The gospel frees us to enjoy and share everything God has given to us.”
“God has called us to be citizens of the city of Los Angeles, and to be faithful to that calling we must seek the welfare of the city- engaging, investing, and interceding on its behalf.”
“Everyone works, and everyone needs the gospel to flourish at work.”
“Your roles and responsibilities aren’t an accident. You are called by God.”
“Our engagement in the mission of God extends beyond our neighbors co-workers and friends to the ends of the earth.”
“God has called us to be ambassadors to the people of the city of Los Angeles. He deeply and passionately loves Los Angeles, and we must, too.”
“Sharing the gospel is an introduction to a person, to the person that meets our greatest needs, fulfills our greatest longings, and deserves our most passionate praise.”
“Mission doesn't start as an activity, it starts as an identity.”
“Is there anything that can make us genuinely excited to share the gospel with others?”
“God is still pursuing lost sheep. And now, he’s doing it through us.”
“Christian community is messy, spiritual, intentionality.”
“You can find the richness of God’s presence in the church community.”
“The church community is the place where the gospel is put on display.”
“We don’t have to try to become unified, we already are. We just need to live like it.”
“What unites us in Christ is far greater than what divides us in the world.”
“When you walk with God, he unites you with others.”
“The Discipleship Pathway is much more than a sermon series, it’s meant to be carried with your throughout your day, and used regularly in your relationships.”
“Heart work isn’t a system you apply, it’s a relationship you live.”
“The Christian life isn’t effortless but is Spirit-empowered effort.”
“When it comes to transformation, God will not do what the Christian should do, but the Christian cannot do what only God can do.”
“There is no other place, person, or object that can transform your soul from the inside out other than Jesus Christ.”
“Heart work is where we find the deep change we want at the hands of Jesus, who loves us.”
“God transforms his children.”
“The Bible and prayer are the inhale and exhale of the Christian life.”
“Because forgiveness is something we have, it’s something we pray for.”
“If God did not withhold His own Son but gave Him up for us, then God is not a withholding God but a giving God, and that should radically change how we ask Him for things in prayer.”
“Prayer only makes sense if God is King. Otherwise, why would we go to him?”
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name...”
“Even before mankind speaks, God is listening.”
“The Bible is how God initiates, maintains, and deepens his relationship with you.”
“Whenever we open the Bible, our posture towards it must be examined. For as much as we have come to read the Word of God, we must recognize, first and foremost, that the Word of God has come to read us.”
“Scripture contains all the words of God we need to be redeemed and to live the abundant life he has called us to live as his children.”
“God has universal and complete authority over us in our lives, and because the Bible is God-breathed, its words directly from the mouth of God, then the Bible also has universal and complete authority over us in our lives.”
“God is a God who speaks, and we should listen.”
“The Christian life of love is a long walk in the same direction.”