Last Sunday we introduced this 2010 Vision statement for Brentwood Hills:
Sharing light and love on our journey to the Son!
The very first word sets the stage and speaks volumes. Here’s just a glimpse:
“Sharing” is CURRENT (not past or future)!
It’s not “We have shared …” or “We will share …” Instead, “sharing” is something that should happen continually … every single day! Our God is alive and He wants to work through His people constantly to serve countless people in need. God’s 2010 Vision for Brentwood Hills and for us as individuals is primarily not past tense or future tense … but present tense.
“Sharing” is ACTIVE (not passive)!
“Sharing …” does not imply that we just “allow” someone to take from us “light and love” if they have the initiative to come and get it. Instead, we are the ones who should take the first steps in making “light and love” available to others – especially those who are in darkness and disconnected. God’s 2010 Vision for Brentwood Hills and for us as individuals must include an opening of our eyes to these sacred opportunities (Matthew 9:35-38).
“Sharing” implies POSSESSION!
We can’t share what we do not have! In order for us to effectively share “light and love,” we must first have a personal connection with “light and love” in our own lives – and that is only possible with a genuine and growing relationship with Jesus Christ. God’s 2010 Vision for Brentwood Hills and for us as individuals must include the cultivation of our own personal faith and discipleship. “You can’t pour water out of an empty pitcher!”
“Sharing” is GODLY and filled with PROMISE!
All the blessings we have (or will ever have) are because God was willing to take the initiative and share those blessings with us (James 1:17)! We are never more Godly or Christ-like than when we share those blessings with others (John 3:16). When we realize that God’s plan includes using us as a conduit through whom He can share with others, the blessings often multiply exponentially (I Timothy 6:17-19; Luke 6:38)! God’s 2010 Vision for Brentwood Hills and for us as individuals is filled with opportunities that are even surpassed by the potential of greater blessings!
Church of Christ
5120 Franklin Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37220
Phone: (615) 832-2541
Fax: (615) 832-2583