Jesus predicted that he would start a gathering, a movement . . . what we call church. And that church would spread all over the earth and outlast the Roman Empire. It would change the world. His prediction must have sounded outlandish to even his closest followers. But here we are, two thousand years later, and the Roman Empire exists only in history books, while Jesus’ gathering is still going strong. The church is the hope of the world because the church is the vehicle by which God is bringing the solution to mankind’s greatest problems: sin, sorrow, and death.
Regrets—big or small—we’ve all got em! Is it possible to see some good from our mistakes? What if we can help the next generation avoid having similar regrets? Stuart Makinson discusses these questions and how their answers inform our decision making as a church.
We’ve sung it. We’ve said it. We’ve probably prayed it. As familiar as the words “God Bless America” are, there is something greater we are called to if you are a Jesus follower. And even if you aren’t, you’ll want this too.