We often read the Bible for application, inspiration, or direction. However, there are times when the author wants to simply point the reader to a big idea—an idea that fits with God's grand story. In the Gospel of Mark, we read about Peter's experience with Jesus that led Peter to believe in one big idea: the kingdom of God is near, and everyone is invited to participate.
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.