March 9, 2016

Giving Up Our Brokenness

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” – Romans 3:23 (NIV)

As we approach Easter weekend, remember the price Jesus paid before the resurrection. We have all fallen short of the glory of God, but through Jesus we have been saved. We no longer need to be ashamed of our sin. No matter what brokenness or shame you are holding on to, no matter what past sin is preventing you from having a full relationship with God we encourage you to come to Cornerstone this Easter weekend and leave that sin, that shame, that brokenness at the cross.

The verse above sums up the brokenness of man, every person has fallen short of the glory of God. This is the one unifying factor of all Christians. No matter where you are in your spiritual walk, you have failed, you have sinned, and you have done something that has caused pain or suffering to another and brought shame on yourself.

And that is okay. God does not expect perfection from us.

In the book of Ephesians Paul is writing a letter calling to “live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:1-3 NIV)

But wait, what about all of my past sins? What about that time I lost my patience with my neighbor? What about that time I cursed my family? Or whatever sin and shame you may be holding on to from your past?

This is why Jesus paid the ultimate price on the cross, “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace” (Ephesians 1:07 NIV)

Here at Cornerstone Community Church we know that real life is not always pretty, no matter where you are in your spiritual journey you have a home here. Take a look at our Easter page for more information on our Easter weekend services or if you are planning on attending, please fill out our RSVP form found here: go2cornerstone.com/Easter. This will allow us to better prepare for your needs.


additional Blog Posts

Do Life Together

Our motto for our life groups ministry at Cornerstone is, “Do Life Together.” It’s simple, but it effectively describes the goal of our Life Groups. It’s not about having more programs; it’s about building community. It’s about individuals finding their people to help navigate the highs, the lows, the rollercoaster that life is. Life Groups…

Read More
Brian Werner

Like me, you can probably think of a trip that utterly arrested your attention. One that was full of surprises. From a day trip at a local attraction, to a vacation across the country, most of us have been on a journey where we experienced more than we expected. The journey to Cornerstone from Chicago,…

Read More
Good Friday

Good Friday. The day it all went so wrong. You see only six days earlier there was crowds lining the streets crying out hosanna, hosanna which simply means save us, save us. You see, generation upon generation of Jewish people had been oppressed. They were essentially slaves, owned by the state of Rome and they…

Read More