Guilt is powerful. Shame can be crippling. We all have things in our pasts that haunt us. We have sin. It only takes a word, a picture, or a name to bring it all back. We know we can do better from this point forward, but how are we supposed to fix the past? We can say we’re sorry. We can ask for forgiveness. But some of the things we’ve done hang over our lives like a cloud. What can wash away our sins?
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.