March 6th, 2018
READ | TITUS 2:11-14
The island of Crete was a mess, notorious for its immorality. The church at Crete, where Titus was a pastor, struggled to live like Jesus in a culture that encouraged the opposite. Paul wrote to Titus, and to the Cretan church, to encourage them and explain what it looked like to live a life transformed by Jesus. Paul sums up what this transformation looks like when he says that as followers of Jesus, we should be “eager to do what is good.”
That’s easy to say, but hard to do. Not only does our would encourage us to be selfish, our very nature is run away from good. Our brokenness has made us self-centered, but Jesus came to give us new life! Every day, we are faced with the choice to stay comfortable in our selfishness, or get uncomfortable and live like Jesus.
Building Brentwood is a chance for us to get uncomfortable and be eager to do the good that God has called our church to. It’s a chance for us to reject the comfort of our selfishness, to stop chasing our own desires, and let God transform us and our community.
Are you eager for Building Brentwood? Why or why not?