Welcome to Cornerstone St Andrews
Cornerstone St Andrews exists to build up and equip a community of people to live wholeheartedly as disciples of Jesus in every sphere of life, showing God’s character in the way we love one other and our neighbours. We live to speak and demonstrate the Good News of Jesus.
On this website, you can find out more about our vision and values, read the weekly news about Cornerstone, find out about what happens at our Sunday Gatherings and other ways to be involved in our community - including Home Church groups and Inside Out student groups. You can also download resources including podcasts of the teaching from our gatherings.
Our Sunday Gathering
Please join us this Sunday for the Cornerstone Gathering at St Andrews Town Hall. Our Sunday Morning Gatherings are meetings where all ages are welcome as we gather together to engage with God. The service starts at 10.30am. We will have a time of fellowship with tea and coffee before the service from 10.00am as well as after the service. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Series: Ephesians: Building God's Missional Temple
Ephesians is a wonderful letter about everything! The various themes of the letter tie together very practically in the Apostle Paul’s concern that Christians should understand that they are individually members of a new corporate entity he describes as both a body and a temple. This corporate entity, the church, is responsible for carrying out God’s mission to bless the nations. Crucially, for the church do to what it’s made by God to do requires every believer to find their place and make their contribution as their lives and relationships are transformed. This means that every believer has a unique and indispensable contribution to make to the life and witness of the body of Christ - there are no little people.
We will be spending the summer months exploring this marvellously practical and deeply theological book and asking what difference it should make to our lives now.
Previous Series and Sermons
Series: Rediscovering Creation
Oftentimes the doctrine of creation is seen as a liability for Christians, as something outdated and antiquated which must be rationalised and defend in a modern, scientific age. In this series, we seek to rediscover the richness of the Christian doctrine of creation, uncovering the beauty of scripture’s description of the origin of all thing’s in God’s generosity, and questioning anew how these teachings can answer some of life's most pressing questions.
Series: Following Jesus: A Vision For Discipleship
'Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him’ (Col. 2:6). As a church, the call to walk in the way of Jesus, manifesting his lordship in all aspects of life, supplies the foundation of our identity. In this series, we progress through various aspects of Christian and churchly life, seeking to ascertain the root of our practices in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Series: Favourite Scripture
We are currently in a series exploring our favourite verses or parts of Scripture. These are parts of Scripture that have been especially meaningful and important for the faith of our speakers. We hope this series helps people to recognize the importance of being rooted in God's word and something that shapes the entirety of our Christian lives.
Advent in Isaiah
Advent is a season of waiting. A time in which Christians seek to cultivate within themselves a sense of expectant longing for Christ and the kingdom he brings. As the New Testament authors sought to express what was happening in Christ's coming, they again and again turned to the book of Isaiah, finding within it a rich and varied expression of the Jewish people's longing for the coming of the Lord’s anointed. In this season of waiting, we examine this ancient text, and the manner in which it provides to the apostles, and to us today, a new grammar by which to speak of the coming of Jesus Christ.
The teachings of Jesus Christ, and in particular his parables, are stories which have been both treasured and wrestled with for centuries. They are not serene examinations of purely transcendent truths, but arise within the rough and tumble debates of first century Israel under Roman occupation, often consisting in concrete calls to action, transformation, and reformation. Stanley Hauerwas states: "Just as Christ’s flesh and his willingness to go to the cross, at once hides and reveals God, so the parables are meant to reveal the kind of transformation necessary for those who would follow Jesus to participate in the kingdom of heaven.” These enigmatic stories read us--exposing our hearts and calling us to transformation--as much as read we them.
If God has ordered the universe, why does life often appear profoundly unjust? Why is it that so often, despite our best intentions, our efforts to have a successful career, a stable family, and a well-balanced life, never amount to what we hope? Does human existence have a telos, a meaning and purpose in which we find fulfilment, or is the best we can hope for to carve out a feeling of satisfaction in the midst of life’s mundanity? What does it mean, and who gets to define, what it is to ‘live well’? The wisdom literature has been called the most ‘human’ collection of books in the Christian canon. In these texts, we find Israelites wrestling to live in a world in which goodness, meaning, and significance is often far from transparent. Throughout this series, we join them in looking the perplexities of life square in the face, and seeking a way of wisdom. Click here for the sermons
What is Baptism? What does Baptism do? Listen to Jared explore these questions as well as why Baptism helps us think about the relationship between science and God.
Listen to Mark's commissioning to go on a writing sabbatical. Find out what Mark is passionate about and what will be form the foundations of his book.
If the eternal Creator became the human Jesus so that we can know God, then we’d want to pay attention to this Jesus! The Gospel of John makes such a claim and is written so that we can learn to trust Jesus and, in trusting Him, have life (John 20:31). John’s Gospel is full of astounding claims, comforting promises and provocative challenges. We will be looking at the Gospel week by week between now and next Easter, spending some time with Jesus and getting to know Him better. Perhaps you’d like to read through the Gospel yourself in parallel with the teaching on Sundays?
Paul’s letter to the Philippian church is concerned to teach followers of Christ what sorts of attitudes will most promote and preserve the unity that is the evidence of real Christian faith. As Philippi was a Roman colony living as citizens of Rome under Roman law, showing to the surrounding culture the “glories of Rome”, so Paul encourages the Philippian church as citizens not of Rome, but of heaven, to live in a way worthy of the Gospel of Christ. The picture is of Christian communities as colonies of heaven, showing the world who Jesus is and what He is like by the way we love and serve one another. We will explore together this beautiful letter over the course of the summer, drawing out the implications for our lives now.
You can find the audio for the series here.
"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!" (1 John 3:1) How do we become children of God? How can we be confident that we are children of God? How should we live as children of God? These are all questions John answers in his first letter. We’ll be exploring the letter together between Easter and the summer, rejoicing in and responding to the lavish love of the Father.
You can access the audio for this series here.
Cornerstone St Andrews is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation
Scottish Charity Number: SC045194
Scottish Charity Number: SC045194