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
WE ARE GOING TO RENO?
Several weeks ago the Groups team at Cornerstone was promoting an upcoming event called “Relationship Reno.” They asked me to be one of the speakers at the event. When I saw the promotional pieces for the event I thought, “Wow, field trip to Reno (the city)!” I love traveling and speaking—I am in! After making…Read More
Renovate Your Relationships
If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships—the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace. -Franklin D. Roosevelt Think for a moment about the relationships in your life. Without even trying, it’s easy to come up with a list. Our…Read More
My wife Jessica’s birthday was approaching and it was my job to get her to a surprise party in her honor. It’s no small feat to come up with a cover story that makes you forget turning thirty. Friends of ours had just moved into a brand-new house, and the story I went with, to lower suspicion, was their house-warming party.Read More