Ever since Jesse and I did our show on breaking free from legalism, we’ve received a lot emails, messages, and comments all asking similar questions.
The questions were all something like, “If you don’t adhere to legalism, what should you adhere to?” “How do you determine what you should believe and practice?” “What kind of convictions should a Christian have when it comes to dress, music, dating, a woman’s role, etc.?”
In this episode, Jesse and I dig into the concept of standards and how to know what to believe and practice in light of grace and the Gospel. We tackle some tough topics — like modesty — and share how we process through what is right and wrong when it comes to standards.
While I don’t expect you to agree with every thing we say, I hope that this episode will challenge you to think about what you believe and why you believe it and the choices you make and why you make them.
In This Episode:
[00:26] – Welcome back to the show! This is a different show than we usually do because we’re going to take a deep dive into the topic of legalism.
[01:57] – Listen as I read the listener email that inspired us to do this show.
[03:28] – Jesse starts off with his thoughts on the email and the definition of standards.
[06:03] – Is your reason for doing something to please someone else or to “fit in”?
[07:09] – The basis of any standard should start with your heart.
[10:14] – Who do you believe God is? Your actions might show that it’s actually different than what you say.
[11:42] – I share my favorite phrase in the Bible that applies to this topic and how it has profoundly impacted my life.
[17:35] – So what standards should we set? How do we decide how we should act and what convictions we should hold?
Links and Resources:
- Preach to Yourself by Hayley Morgan
- Galatians For You by Timothy Keller
- Episode 13: How I Broke Free From Legalism (with Jesse Paine)
- Crystal’s Favorite Things on Amazon
- Crystal’s Instagram account (I’d love for you to follow me there! I usually hop on at least a few times per day and share behind-the-scenes photos and videos, my grocery store hauls, funny stories, or just anything I’m pondering or would like your advice or feedback on!)
Have feedback on the show or suggestions for future episodes or topics? Send me an email: [email protected]
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