You may notice I will make repetitive posts mentioning men and women who have greatly influenced my understanding of life in Christ and walking out a greater Christian life. Today is one such day that I will direct you again to Frank Viola and his discipleship course “Living by the Indwelling Life of Christ.”
Once you become a believer, the next step is to begin to mature in that realm. But what does that look like? Many times, and I heard this all the time, a new believer is simply told read your Bible and pray. When I was younger this used to be a running joke any time someone would ask a religious question we would quickly shout “read your bible and pray!” But the Christian walk is so much more than that.
We have to come to an understanding that we actually now live our life by an indwelling Christ. By faith, Jesus Christ by way of the Holy Spirit actually dwells within the hearts of believers. We then must learn to Live by this indwelling Christ. I recently have gone through this discipleship course with my wife and, hence the name for this site, Living By Christ. It completely changed my perspective and understanding about my life in Christ, and His life in me.
This discipleship course is put together by a man named Frank Viola, who has written a number of books including: Pagan Christianity, Reimagining Church, Jesus Manifesto, Jesus a Theography, and numerous others. He puts together practical applications as how to actually understand and live out the indwelling life of Christ, besides the old school read your bible and pray. His focus is on Jesus, he does not lean or sway off into fanaticism, or just focus on one part Christian living, rather each part of the course points directly to the supremacy of Christ in our lives.
This course contains great information and practical tools. Registration is only open until March 15, 2014, so hurry. The cost is only $127. I highly recommend this course to anyone desiring greater understanding in their walk with the Lord, and practical tools on how to live by the indwelling life of Christ. I would highly recommend going through this course with your spouse, as I did with mine. Listen to the podcasts and work your way through the workbook.
You can find more information as well as a link to register HERE.