Most of us don't become Christians with the intent of following Jesus. We become Christians because we are told obedience pays and disobedience doesn't. We become Christians hoping that spirituality will fill the holes in our souls. We become Christians hoping God will fix us. Eventually, our agendas clash with Jesus' agenda, and we have to decide whether we'll abandon him or follow.
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.