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.
Someone once asked Jesus what the greatest commandment was. His answer, was to LOVE GOD and LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. Loving God was easy. Loving your neighbor? Not so much. Luckily Jesus knew that. That’s why he gave us a road map for loving our neighbor. Let’s explore two ways we can instantly begin to make this greatest commandment a reality in our hearts and in our city.