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.
Jeff Henderson, Pastor Lee Jenkins and Reggie Joiner
God’s mission is clear from Genesis to Revelation; he is reconciling the world to himself. If the church is reconciled to God, why aren’t the people reconciled to each other? What is keeping us divided? What can we do to move closer to becoming the church God envisioned us to be?
Perhaps nothing characterized the life of Jesus more than his pursuit of people whose lives and lifestyles did not look like his. If we fail to listen to people who don't experience the world the way we do, we will never bear their burden.