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Next Steps: 1689, Chapter 9: Free Will

One of the great hopes of the Gospel is that we will be perfected and only want what is good. To stoke your hope for that day:

  • Consider the ways you struggle between doing what is good vs. doing what is evil.
  • Spend time thinking about how good it will be when all you want is good and you never struggle with evil!

Next Steps: 1689 Chapter 8, Part 4

Look at paragraph 10 and explain in your own words why we need Jesus’ threefold office of prophet, priest and king. Praise him for the truths you discover!

For some inspiration, Herman Bavinck said: 

He had to be a prophet to know and to disclose the truth of God; a priest, to devote himself to God and, in our place, to offer himself up to God; a king, to govern and protect us according to God’s will. To teach, to reconcile, and to lead; to instruct, to acquire, and to apply salvation; wisdom, righteousness, and redemption; truth, love, and power—all three are essential to the completeness of our salvation.

Next Steps: Elders’ Forum

At the Elder’s Forum, the elders answered a question that all Christians should be regularly asking: How would you like to grow in your walk with the Lord?

Take the time to reflect on how you would answer this question, take the matter regularly to prayer and consider also sharing your goal(s) with a brother or sister.