Welcome & Introduction

by Jonathan Bailey

This blog is all about taking Jesus seriously.  It’s so easy to go to church and tip the preacher and be done. It seems there is (at least from where i am from) a lot of frustration with Christianity and church.  My goal is just to provide practical applications for Christians who really want to become like Jesus.  We are tired of quick fixes, 7 steps to whatever and church hopping. We need a place to really learn and live with Jesus. And i believe that turns out to be right where we are.  So, hopefully this blog can at least help us move in the right direction. 

You can expect a new experiment every week (probably Monday or Tuesday.) I will call them experiments but my hope is they will become disciplines.  The goal is to try an experiment every week, and if it really fits your station of life, then make it a discipline.  Disciplines help us follow Jesus. Disciplines are not righteousness, but wisdom (Dallas Willard). Jesus said, “take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart” (Matt 11:28-30).  So this is how we learn from Jesus by actually putting into practice what He teaches in the gospels.  
It would be great to get feedback going from people and see how the experiments are going.  Tell about your experience in the comments section.  You may want to say, ‘that was really great”, or ‘that sucked!’ Either way, lets just talk about it and create some community and help each other on the Jesus Way.  
A disciple is someone who is learning to be, not so much know. We want to be like Jesus, not just know stuff about Him. A disciple of Jesus is someone who has  decided that the most important thing in life is to be with Him learning to be like HIm.
I hope you will journey with us as we journey with Jesus.
Seek the Kingdom,
Jon
P.S. If you would like to be notified by email when the new post is up just let me know and I will add your email address to the automatic blog send list.
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