Downtown Cornerstone Blog
Oct 11
2010

The City of God (life as it should, and one day will, be)

News | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

The city is a creation of God, not an invention of man. The city is intended by God to be a place of safety, justice, culture-making, and spiritual seeking. Yet, under sin, it is a place of violence, lawbreaking, pride, and religious pluralism. God intends to fix this.

The world to come is pictured as a perfect city. (Rev 21:1) It is a city in which God is at the center and life is as it should be with no suffering, no tears, and no sin. It is a city of equality, justice, and beauty, centered around Jesus Christ. It is a city where God is with God’s people in God’s place forever. If we’re honest, this is the city we all want and it begins now, in part.

God is already at work creating this new city in our midst by redeeming, forgiving and adopting people by faith in Jesus Christ. Together these people form a new society, an alternate city, a church of broken people rescued by grace. Together, these followers of Jesus are intended by God to serve as a foretaste of the world that is to come, to bring the City of God into the City of Man, by showing the world what life should, and one day will, look like.

JOIN US THIS FALL.

Join us this fall at three preview gatherings as we unpack “The City of God“, examining what it means to be a people rescued by the grace of Jesus who are sent to love, serve, and challenge this city, pointing all who will hear to the God of the city to come.

WHERE:

The Westin Building (note: not the hotel)
2001 Sixth Ave, 33rd floor
Seattle, WA 98121

WHEN:

Sunday, October 24th @ 5pm, “Jesus and the Gospel”
Sunday, November 21st @ 5pm, “The Church and the City”
Sunday, December 19th @ 5pm, “Mission, Renewal & Multiplication”

PARKING:

Parking downtown is free on Sundays, so there is no cost to park. However, do leave allow additional travel time to secure a parking spot on the street.

IS CHILDREN’S MINISTRY PROVIDED?

Yes, Cornerstone Kids will be provided for kids 6 months to 9 years old.

MORE INFO:

For more information on this evening or the preview gatherings through the fall, visit http://www.downtowncornerstone.org/city-of-god/ or email: info (at) downtowncornerstone.org