Next Steps: 1689, Chapter 6, Covenant of Works

Imagine that you are in discussion with someone who has never heard of the covenant of works. 

  • Explain why the Reformed tradition believes a covenant of works is present at creation. (hint: stipulation, promise, threat)
  • Explain why this matters for an ordinary Christian.

Next Steps: 1689 Chapter 5, Providence, Part 3

How has God used hard providences in your life for his glory and your good? Take the time to praise God for how you’ve seen him work. 

  • What good do you think God wants to work in you in light of your current sins and temptations?

Next Steps: 1689 Chapter 5, Providence, Part 2

  • Since God ordinarily works through means, how does this affect how you should view:
    • Growing in the Lord: 
    • Evangelizing friends, family, colleagues: 
    • Earning and Saving Money:


On Sunday, a question made reference to the problem of evil. Pastor Brian taught a four part series on the problem of evil and you can watch it here: