Questions that every Christian should be able to answer

Questions every Christian should be able to answer

Christianity is not simply attending a church service. Christianity is not only personal. Beyond having a personal relationship with God and attending a church service on Sundays, the Scriptures clearly show Christians having close relationships with each other. These relationships go beyond Sundays. Are you living out what God really has for you? Ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Who are you daily living life with?
  2. Who in your life truly knows your struggles?
  3. Who are you encouraging continuously?
  4. Who are you regularly praying with?
  5. Who is praying for you?
  6. Who are you partnering with to reach unbelievers that you know?
  7. Who can correct you?
  8. Who are you investing in?
  9. With whom do you meet with to discuss what God is teaching you?
  10. Who would be by your hospital bed to pray for you and encourage you?
  11. Who will not allow you to walk away from your marriage or from the faith?
  12. Are you faithfully participating in the life of a local church?
  13. Who would you meet with if your marriage was in trouble?
  14. Who have you counseled with the Word of God recently?

God’s design for you is not to live out your Christian life personally. The clear pattern of the New Testament is that every Christian would have a network of close spiritual friendships. God wants so much more for us than we often realize. Consider going beyond the individualistic event-driven western Christianity that many of us are so familiar with. Instead, embrace God’s design for living the Christian life.

How are you doing with the above questions? Do you have close spiritual friendships? Feel free to comment.

Posted by Brian Howard

My focus is to help YOU move forward one step at a time. I write about church excellence, personal productivity, and family leadership. I coach leaders, start churches, and help organizations break growth barriers. My goal is to draw on this experience to help YOU move forward in life, leadership, and productivity.

  1. Okay- I’ll give honest answers. first 5 questions- apart from family, nobody really. #6- pretty much flying solo. 7-8 no real opportunities. 9- on occasion a few folks, nothing regular 10- I have no idea 11- N/A: it ain’t happenin’ 12- define participate 13- a few pastors I can think of 14- fortunately, on this one I can say the list is long.
    I think that if the truth be told, the churches I have attended talk more about relationships and accountability than they do facilitating and making these types of relationships possible and achievable. Isolation is a characteristic of our culture that has carried over into church.

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