“You can find the richness of God’s presence in the church community.”

February 11, 2018

Peter helps us understand community more deeply by explaining the church as the new temple, where God’s presence dwells and where people can encounter him. God takes individual believers and builds them together on the cornerstone of Jesus, such that they become interdependent with one another. It’s in these interdependent relationships, built on Jesus Christ, that we can experience the richness of God’s presence in a unique way and live out what it means to be the church.

Application Questions

1. Does Jesus function as the cornerstone of your life? What other cornerstones are you tempted to build on? 

2. Has your relationship with Jesus translated into a relationship with the church community like Peter describes? Why or why not?   

3. Are you living life interdependent with other Christians? What can you do to pursue deeper relationships with the “stones” God has built around you in the church?

4. Peter says that God’s presence can be found in the church community. How have you experienced that? How can that motivate you to pursue deeper relationships in the church?

Brian Colmery

Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.

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