Dear Mosaic Family ,When we think of grace, we think of it more like a couch rather than a coach. We think of grace like a couch: you sit, relax, chill and grace does all the work (maybe brings you a snack). We should be thinking of grace more like a coach. In Titus 2:11, the Apostle Paul says it's God's grace that trains us to renounce ungodliness. God sends Coach Grace into our lives to bring lasting transformation. Coach Grace motivates us, drives us, inspires us, energizes us, to achieve seemingly insurmountable levels of godliness. Transformation, like any form of change, always hurts... at least temporarily, but Coach Grace is there for us to help you train through the pain to become the person God has called you to be.
In Titus 1:5-16, Paul gives a seemingly impossible list of qualifications for leaders in God's church. They are to be self-controlled, upright, holy, disciplined, etc. As I was reading the list, it hit me that there were no seminaries in Crete; no Christian bookstores, no Christian blogs, podcasts, conferences, etc. Where were these ninja-Christians supposed to come from? Crete? Yes! Crete!
One of the most hopeful truths of Christianity is that we really can change. By the grace of God, we can actually be transformed. What an amazing truth!! As the cliché goes, God doesn't call the equipped, he equips the called. Well, God has placed a great calling on your life, and He's willing to equip you! The question is, are you willing to accept his "equipping" and be transformed by it?
Join us this tomorrow as we look at Titus 1:5-16, and see what happens when, by the Grace of God, Cretans become Christians.
God Bless, Pastor Jan
Members' Meeting & Potluck Sunday March 13th, after the 11:15service. If you are a member, or have completed the requirements for membership, please plan to attend (and bring a favorite dish to share).
Every Sunday, Mosaic holds a youth group gathering during the 11:15service. If you know anyone looking for a youth group, let them know!
Service Times & Location All three of our services now meet at Temple Ohabei Shalom at 9:30 A.M., 11:15 A.M., and 5:00 P.M.
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