Welcome to Living By Christ!
Hi, I’m Daniel Passini. On this blog I share my thoughts and reflections on Living By Christ. This page will give you an idea of what to expect.
As a writer, speaker, and coach my utmost priority is to point you to Christ, and to empower you to live by His life that dwells within you. From this epicenter of deeper faith comes the key to a greater life, thriving relationships, and leaving a lasting impact on the world.
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 – When we seek His kingdom first, the ripple effect touches and impacts every other area of our life.
If that sounds like something you’re interested in, then you’ve come to the right place.
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So, what’s this site all about?
This blog is all about equipping you to live by Christ’s life so you can have a deeper faith. Not more faith, as if it were something quantifiable, rather deeper faith that pierces the depths of your life and spirit. A deep faith that causes marriages and relationships to flourish. A deep faith that gives living water to a thirsty world.
John 7:38 says,
He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’”
Through my years in ministry, outreach, counseling, coaching and training this is what I have come to learn: Your life is like a 3 tiered waterfall, and the most important aspect is the Living Water, which is Christ.
What happens in your personal life (mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally), will pour directly into your marriage, and what happens there, pours directly into the rest of your life. It determines how you interact with the world around you, and what kind of impact you will have.
I explain this concept in my free eBook The 3 Tier Life. Subscribe today to get your free copy.
Frank Viola once said, “Modern Christianity is 10 miles wide, and 1 inch deep.”
We have spread ourselves thin, but there’s no depth or substance.
The Problem: Shallow Christianity [faith] has produced an impotent church of broken people leading failing relationships, and therefore weakening our impact on the world.
Don’t believe me? Two of the most common words used to describe American Christians are: hypocrite and judgmental.
My mission is to reveal Christ to you by helping you understand God and His eternal purpose, and be transformed into His likeness, so you can tell the story of Jesus in a way that is compelling and convincing.
The deeper your well of living water, the greater impact you have on a spiritually drought-stricken world. I believe the greatest impact comes as a result of living by His life, and the greatest impact is bringing heaven’s reality to earth. You are living by the living water within you.
Who is this guy ?!
I was born right outside Chicago, but now reside in Texas with my wife Amber and 2 dogs, Paul and Silas.
I have a couple degrees in Christian education and theology, and I’m working on my doctorate, but I know that pieces of paper and frontal lobe knowledge are never a substitute for an experiential relationship with Christ.
I also love being active outdoors: hunting, camping, and hiking and biking.
What drives me is that I am passionate about equipping Christ’s followers to grow deeper in their faith and understanding of His life, helping couples build thriving marriages, and helping other believers understand how to interact with the world around them with without being a jerk so they can leave a lasting impact.
In all honesty, this blog isn’t really about me. It’s all about helping and equipping you. I’m passionate about coaching, teaching, and helping people. This blog and ministry just happens to be my opportunity to do so.
Here are the categories I write on in order to fulfill my mission:
Theology: I will unravel scripture, search out the immensity of Christ’s life, answer those deeper questions, and expose God’s eternal purpose.
Into His Likeness: Is all about the purposeful pursuit of being changed into His likeness. It is about the practical application on how to go deeper in your walk with the Lord, and live by His life.
Marriage: Marriage isn’t just a social norm, it’s a spiritual sign-post. I approach it from the grander eternal understanding of what marriage represents to help you build a thriving Christ centered marriage.
Semiotics: The unpacking of symbols, signs, images, metaphors, and stories – so that we can tell the story of Jesus in a way that is compelling and convincing. (This will be a ever growing category as I continue through my doctoral program on semiotics at George Fox University.)
Your World: My goal in this category is to help you live a life that matters and leave a lasting impact on the world around you. I will discuss topics such as parenting, work, relevant news issues, etc. and how to approach them with a Biblical world view.
Mini-posts: The mini-posts are not emailed to you. – These include the quotes, photos, links, books, and audios I share. They show up in the regular blog feed, but you can view all of those HERE.
While all of the articles and resources on the site are free, I also offer larger collections of some of my best work for sale as a means to support this ministry. I am regularly working on additional material, so be sure to check back. You can find those in the store.
I’d Love To Connect
My website is my home base. But you can also find me on the following social networks. I share additional content such as videos, quotes, beneficial content from other writers and speakers and much more. Let’s connect.
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You can grow deeper in your walk with Christ.
You can have a successful and thriving marriage.
And, yes you can make a lasting impact on the world around you.
All it takes is the intention and desire to do so, and I will equip you to do that.
Let’s get started.