Training to follow God’s navigational app

People train for sports and train for war, but where are those who train to hear and follow the risen Jesus? Jesus is the way. We need to train to follow Him like we follow a navigation app.

When we make Christianity academic and clerical, it becomes archaic, anemic, and less authentic. Biblical Christianity is a heart matter and a Spirit-led lifestyle, not a head trip.

To make disciples is to train people to passionately follow and obey the living Jesus. All hearing and no application (doing of the Word) makes a church service a spectator event instead of disciple making relationships.

Reading the Bible is powerful. Just be sure you go to God’s app store and download the applications. Be a doer of the Word, not just a reader or hearer.

If you receive a love letter, you probably don’t want an expert to lecture you about what it means. The Bible’s your love letter. Savor it in your heart! Apply it in your life. Follow it like an app.

The Bible says that Christians are called “to live in the grace of Christ.” Gal. 1:6 (Not just use grace as a ticket to Heaven.)

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. 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 co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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