Next Steps: Healthy Stewardship

How does stewardship compel Christians to care for themselves? How do the two great commandments do likewise?

Additional Applications

  1. Are there any practices in your life that are unhealthy? If possible, ask someone who knows you for their opinion. Encourage them to be honest.
  2. Are you getting enough sleep to be healthy on a regular basis? Is there anything you can do to be healthier?
  3. Consider areas you have failed in. How might your loving Father mean to bless you in and through those failures?
  4. Murray says that life has a way of creeping up on us. We accumulate responsibilities to the point of not being able to keep our primary responsibilities. Are there any non-essentials you should consider pruning back so that you can pay better attention to your primary responsibilities?

Next Steps: 1689, Chapter 14: Saving Faith, Part 2

We know the Word of God is the Word of God by the testimony of the Spirit and the internal witness of Scripture (14.2 of Confession). But there are also external evidences that the Bible is reliable, trustworthy, inspired. How do these two perspectives relate to or complement each other?

Next Steps: 1689, Chapter 14: Saving Faith

The first paragraph ends with a reminder of how the means of grace strengthens faith. In a very personal reflection, write out one or two specific ways the Lord strengthened your faith this Lord’s Day.