Monday, June 25, 2007

Life... in the Journey

Those of us who are in Christ have abundant life in Christ. That abundant life does not begin after we die. Instead, we are to live a new life in Christ now. This is not a life that we live alone. Primarily, we are indwelled by the Holy Spirit and, thus, we live this life in the presence of God, by his strength and enablement, and with his direction. Through this fellowship with God, we also have fellowship with other believers. God forms us into a community in him. This community lives together, works together, walks together, learns together, and grows together toward maturity in Christ.

This blog is about living the abundant life in this journey that we call life. Since we live the abundant life in community, this is a group blog. The contributors to this blog are connected to one another through their mutual relationships with God, but they are also connected through personal relationships with one another. The discussions that take place on this blog are instigators, echos, and samples of discussions that take place in the physical world as we attempt to encourage one another in this journey in abundant life.

We also hope that other people who are walking in this journey with Christ will join these discussions through comments and articles on their own blogs. We will gladly link to other blogs and encourage discussions in the comments. In fact, we also encourage those who disagree with us to join this discussion. We need one another. God placed us all together for a reason. We accept that even those who disagree with us are necessary and important for the proper growth of the body of Christ. So, please take part in the discussion.

Life... in the journey is about love, service, justice, unity, discipleship, mercy, hospitality, finances, obedience, family, trust, leadership, community, grace. We will examine Scripture, books, and other blogs to learn about living life with Christ. We will also share our own stories, and perhaps some fictional accounts, that help us live our life in Christ.

Will you join us in this abundant life in the journey with Christ?

8 comments:

Steve Sensenig said...

Do I get to the be very first commenter on this blog ever?! :) :) :)

I look forward to reading this new blog and seeing the group thoughts!

One small note is that you might want to adjust your template so that the contributor's name appears at the top of the post. On group blogs, I like to know who's writing the post before I read it. Not to decide whether or not to read, but just to know who it is I'm listening to. :)

Alan Knox said...

Steve,

Yes, you are the very first commenter! Come by and pick up your prize.

Thank you for the suggestion. I've placed the author's name under the post title.

-Alan

Steve Sensenig said...

Does my prize include anything that rhymes with Far Trucks???? ;)

Alan Knox said...

Steve,

The next time you're in this area, Starbucks is on me. And, I'll round up as many contributors here as possible to celebrate with you.

-Alan

elder's wife said...

Alan-
Your new blog looks interesting. I'm looking forward to reading more.
Kat

Alan Knox said...

Kat,

Thank you for the encouragement. This isn't my blog; it's a group blog. I just happened to have posted the first post. I hope you will come here often and take part in our discussions as we attempt to exhort one another to live in Christ.

-Alan

jhunnelle said...

your site is nice? can i link yours on my site?

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