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.
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.