This past Sunday, Pastor Josh preached on the importance of building our lives on the confidence that can only come through the gospel of Jesus Christ. God wants us to be sure of the work He's doing in us because He promises to finish what He started.
HE WHO BEGAN A GOOD WORK // JOLIE EGAN
As human beings, we are usually pretty good at starting things but not always so great at finishing. More than we may realize, this fact taints our view of God. We look at our lives and discover that we’re waiting for Him to pack up and give up, or we inaccurately believe He already has. And so we start to go to work ourselves, striving and straining to see things happen in our own strength. We mistake the call to seasons of faith-filled anonymity as being forgotten; we misunderstand the sacred process of establishing character as falling short. We forget—oh so easily we forget—that our God is not only the Alpha (the starter), He’s also the Omega (the finisher), and having begun a good work in us, our God will bring it to completion. We need to be reminded that enduring stories can only be built on firm foundations—and that’s what He is shaping. Instead of us doubting His work and forging ahead on our own, He’s asking us to lay down our tools, hand back the blueprint and surrender to His process. He’s inviting us to live with a spirit of release for the sake of "thy Kingdom come"—calling us to be a generation that trusts the Master Builder and boldly proclaims that “He will finish what He started.”