Jesus embodied the tension between grace and truth. Churches and Christians should too, but they tend to swing toward one or the other. It's easy to be a church of truth or a church of grace - to be conservative or liberal. But when churches take either of those routes, we can sense that something is wrong, something's missing.
While the Greek word “ekklesia” is mistranslated as “church” in many Bibles, the word means “group” or “gathering.” Christianity has always been a movement, with local groups of people living out the same approach and posture of Jesus.
Have you ever watched someone’s life falling apart before your eyes and wondered, How did they get there? And how do I make sure I don’t end up there?
You probably know how to avoid some of life's big mistakes, but you still might find yourself drifting into disaster. The reality is that something is governing your life – and it’s not you.