New Life's Path
Whatever your background or experience, this is a fresh start for you. Never mind about your past, or about other people, and what they are or aren't doing. God wants one thing from you... You! Jesus put it this way:
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart
Jesus wants all of you... your heart, your soul, your mind. He wants your love and devotion. He wants you to talk with him, to enjoy learning about him, to fall in love with him, because he loves you! And the more you learn of him and his wonderful love for you, you'll naturally want to worship him, obey him, and spend more time with him. If you've prayed for God's forgiveness of your sin and received Christ by faith, you've been born again. And Jesus said he will keep your soul, now and forever. You can't lose your salvation once Jesus has gifted it to you. You didn't gain it by following "the rules", and you won't lose it if you don't follow them. Just follow Jesus. Listen to his words:
"All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day."
Of course, there are some things that just make sense to help you grow in your faith and learn more about Jesus. Like reading the Bible, going to church to hear his Word (the Bible) proclaimed, and being in fellowship with other believers. (Just be sure you go to a church where Jesus is truly worshiped as Lord, and the Bible is held up as the authority for all questions of faith and life.)
If you would like to make Cornerstone your home church family, we'd love to get to know you and help you along the path to Christian maturity. Here are some of the ways we can facilitate your faith life and spiritual growth:
Let us know how we can help. Our Caring Ministries team (our pastors and pastoral associates) are here for you. Contact Anne Gilmore by email and she'll be glad to sit down with you and acquaint you with all of Cornerstone's ministries and programs.