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.
"We all operate under some kind of functional covenant."
The exiles were sent out so that they could be brought back in. But, Christ was sent out so that we could be brought back in.
"What marks an authentically Christian church—on every level, no exceptions—is humility."
Suffering teaches us to hold on less and less to the things of this world, and to lay hold of Christ instead.
"Only by trusting in God fully and fixing our eyes on Christ can we overcome the obstacles that prevent us from faithfully following Christ's calling on our lives to love and care for the marginalized."
"Sunday morning is the time we gather together and remind ourselves of what's most important: the God who has saved us, adopted us, and given us new life."
"Worship is something that concerns Christians and non-Christians—but we are hard pressed to explain exactly what it is."
"Keep your eyes on the shepherd, listen to his word, follow him as he leads, trust him in the valley, because he went through a deeper valley for you and for me."
"We don't want a King, but we need a King, and He is different than we ever thought."
No matter the specific area where spiritual warfare is raging in your life, the truth of who God is and who you are defends you against the attacks and lies of Satan.
Do you ever wonder what the will of God is for your life? Paul tells you to 'understand what the will of the Lord is'…do you?
The resurrection shines a new light on our world, our selves, and our future.
For most of us, the grave is a sinkhole for hope, future, joy, connection, love, and life itself. Yet the borrowed grave in which Jesus is laid has become the incubator of all of those.
Redemption through Christ is more than the one way to heaven…it is the one way to everything of any lasting value in this world.
When you understand Christmas, it brings tidings of deep comfort and lasting joy.
Celebrating the New Year points us to the celebration we’ll have when God brings in a whole new heaven and new earth.
You cannot live a life based on reasonable expectation and understand the Christmas story, because the Christmas story is about God doing things that we think are impossible.
What is a pastor? It may not be a question you ask yourself very often, but it is an incredibly important one.
The church is not a familial organization…but simply an organized family.