In 1937, on the threshold of Nazi Germany s war on the world, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote what turned out to be one of the most influential books of the century, The Cost of Discipleship. Bonhoeffer watched as many used the doctrine of grace as an excuse to do whatever they wanted, and in response, he wrote his classic work on what it truly means to follow Jesus. We cheapen grace, he declared, when we use it to compromise our behavior or to lower the standards of God s Word.
Have you been looking for a place where you can become all that God intended you to be? A place where truth is taught carefully and compassionately? Where people are not judged by their past sins and failures, but by their present willingness to grow spiritually? Then, maybe Cornerstone Church is the place where you belong!
Baptism is a powerful symbol of what happens to us when we become Christ-followers. Going under the water represents the death of the old self, and coming up from the water represents our new life in Christ.