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Sermons from Cornerstone Community Church
Cornerstone Community Church
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Total Sermons: 95
Total Amens: 5
We all struggle to forgive others, particularly those closest to us. Jesus tells this parable to reveal the importance of forgiving others. We are only able to do this as we see their sin in light of ours against God, and focus on Christ's sacrifice for our redemption, the forgiveness of sin.
Acceptance with God is not the result of our goodness- in fact, God hates self-righteousness and pride. Those who look for God's provision of an atoning sacrifice are accepted.
Jesus tells this parable to help the disciples understand the realities of ministry, and to warn the people to listen to God carefully lest the Word not bear fruit for the kingdom in their lives.
Paul describes the Spirit-led community, which practices love, through a series of commands. We are able to live this way because of what Christ has done for us, and is doing in us. He also works thru us to develop healthy community.
The resurrection of Jesus initiated the new creation. All who trust Him are united to Him and participate in the new creation even as we await the renewal of creation at His return. Until then, we live under the influence of the new creation- doing good, loving others and going on mission.