Lifestyle (Real World) Christianity

Lifestyle Christianity is faithful faith — faith that lives faithfully according to its values and beliefs.  Its focus is to actually follow and obey the commands of Christ rather than to merely swallow a prepackaged belief system about Him.

Lifestyle Christianity is about an alternative lifestyle of doing God’s loving deeds rather than hiding behind man-made creeds.  Lifestyle Christianity is surrounded by real world challenges and issues.  It is raw and messy, not doll and dressy.

Lifestyle Christianity is driven by the inner leading and promptings of the Holy Spirit rather than by guilt, religion, or obligation.  It is motivated and maintained by a passionate love for and a deep relationship with the living, resurrected Jesus Christ.

God is not looking for religious sentiment and ritualistic performance.  He is longing for people to embrace lifestyle Christianity.  Jesus put it this way:  “If you love Me you will keep my commandments.”  (John 14:15)

Lifestyle Christianity is a team activity.  Many times the New Testament commands us to help one another, such as:  love one another, live in harmony with one another, instruct one another, serve one another, forgive each other, submit to one another, encourage one another, spur one another on to love and good deeds, offer hospitality to one another, confess your sins to each other, build each other up, live in peace with each other, carry each other’s burdens.

If you would like to experience a lifestyle Christianity team, check out The Salvation Army Berry Street team, where instead of sermons, everyday people show and tell what God is doing in their lives — Sundays at 10:45 am and Thursdays at 6:30 pm, 225 Berry Street, Nashville, TN, USA, 37207.

 

 

 

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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