Follow | Week: 3

Resource Topics:

Please explore the following resources that our Resource Team curated. We think they will help you as you dive deeper into the topics discussed in our sermon series Follow.

Recommended Books:

Find Your People: Building Deep Community in a Lonely World by Jennie Allen

“In a world that’s both more connected and more isolating than ever before, we’re often tempted to do life alone, whether because we’re so busy or because relationships feel risky and hard. But science confirms that consistent, meaningful connection with others has a powerful impact on our well-being. We are meant to live known and loved.”

Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian in Community by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“This story of a unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years reads like one of Paul's letters. It gives practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups. The role of personal prayer, worship in common, everyday work, and Christian service is treated in simple, almost biblical, words.”

True Community: The Biblical Practice of Koinonia by Jerry Bridges
“Fellowship among believers is more than just talking over coffee after church service. Biblical fellowship in New Testament times―or koinonia―had rich and varied meanings, including covenant relationship, partnership in the gospel, communion with God and others, and the sharing of earthly possessions.”

Recommended Articles:

The Gospel Coalition: God Wants You to be a Burden

Radical: What Do You Mean By Community?

Answers in Genesis: Contradictions - Bearing Burdens and Loads

Recommended Podcasts:

Warehouse Podcast

Welcome to The Warehouse! Has a Sunday sermon ever left you running to Google with new theological questions? Have you ever wished that you could peer behind the curtain to see how the message comes together? That’s where we come in! Here at Cornerstone Church, we spend hours every week talking about the Bible. This is the place to learn about Scripture, dive into its context, and study the Bible’s cultural background. Come to the Warehouse–where we’ll extend the stuff you learn from the stage. 

Desiring God: How Not to Correct a Fellow Christian

“There are right ways to correct other believers, and there are wrong ways to correct other believers. So, what’s the difference? Romans 14:13 says, “Let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.” Here’s John Piper explaining the meaning of this point from a 2005 sermon.”

The Habit of Community with Jennie Allen

“Are you the friend who picks up the phone to answer or to dial? Or maybe neither? This week is all about being vulnerable in our friendships, challenging the notion that it equates to weakness. We’re reminded by New York Times Bestselling author and Jessica’s dear friend, Jennie Allen, that the habit of friendship is deeply ingrained in us as humans. If we don’t have others to live and love with, then we can’t claim to have much at all. But, like all habits, it takes work and sacrifice. Jennie will shed light this week on the true beauty of friendship and help us understand why this delicate habit is tied to so many other practices that don’t always come naturally.”

Recommended Videos:

Desiring God: When should you confront someone about their sin?

Life in the Church

“A short conversation between David Platt and Francis Chan about how the local church is vitally important for the Christian life.” 

Recommended Sermons:

Tim Keller: "Boasting in Nothing Except the Cross" | Galatians 6

“Tim Keller speaks at The Gospel Coalition's 2017 National Conference celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, unleashed by God in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Wittenberg door. This was the last of six plenary talks that proclaimed the gospel of grace from Paul's inspired letter to the Galatians.”

Tim Keller: Introduction to Christian Community

Other Recommended Resources:


"No Man is An Island" by Tenth Avenue North

"People Need People" by CAIN