“Ekklesia: The Government of the Kingdom of Heaven On Earth” by Joe Nicola
What comes to mind when you hear the word “church?” The Bible tells us in Matthew 16:18 that Jesus said He would build His church. What would the disciples have thought Jesus meant since they had not heard the word “church” before? When Matthew wrote his gospel, he used the Greek language. The word he chose that is translated as “church” in English is ekklesia.