I Need Input

I really, really, only want your feedback with this post. I think I’m on to something, and I need to hear from you.

Tell me, when I say: “How to live the Christian life?” what comes to mind? If someone gets up to teach a class at church and says, “I’m going to teach you how to live the Christian life,” what would you expect to hear?


  1. Brian Durfee
    Feb 17, 2015

    How God is completely sovereign — King — demanding my total obedience and yet how He is personal at the same time loving me totally and what this means for my life.

    How to live by grace alone.

    What loving one another really is.

    How to be joyfully committed in the midst of marital conflict.

    How the Christian life happens in the course of daily life.

    How church is a place a Christian celebrates Jesus with others just a place Christians go to satisfy the requirements of being a Christian.

    How the purpose of marriage is about being an expression of Jesus and the Church rather than just being about loving another person and being loved and what that really looks like.

    There are a few first thoughts that come to mind.

    • Rick Carr
      Feb 17, 2015

      Thanks Brian. That’s great. Gives me some things to think about.

      If you know anyone else who would be willing to post feedback, even if they don’t know me, send them my way. Even if some say the same things, I’d like to hear from as many as are willing.

  2. jason crouch
    Feb 18, 2015

    Rick, if someone told me they were going to teach on living a Christian life, I would hope to hear about grace, and the power of grace. I would want to know what has changed inside of me that allows me to live a different life than I did before I accepted Christ as my savior. Grace is more than forgiveness, it is power to live a Christian life. I would want to know how can I have peace in difficult situations, how can I now forgive the inexcusable? I think too many times people receive salvation and we say welcome to the family, but what are the benefits to the family. How am I now “different” from those that do not know Christ?

    • Rick Carr
      Feb 19, 2015

      Hi, Jason, I love that. Do you think that is what is being taught in most churches? Or does it seem like people are needing, or even desiring, what you described and just not being taught?

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