Church. Just hearing or seeing the word stirs up so many different thoughts and emotions in people doesn’t it? Everyone seems to have a story about the church to tell—I know I do! And my guess is that you do, too.
According to Peter, it is our hope in Jesus that spreads the gospel. The very best way for us to be ready to give others reasons for why we put our hope in Jesus then, is to really know that hope for ourselves.
True religion is not rules and it’s more than tradition; it’s not dutiful acts or words said in repetition; it's not stained glass windows or buildings with steeples; it’s not defined by geography, age, race or gender of people.