1. What is your only comfort in life and death?
That both in soul and body (a), whether I live or die (b), I am not my own, but belong wholly unto my most faithful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (c).
By His most precious blood fully satisfying for all my sins (d), He has delivered me from all the power of the devil (e), and so preserves me (f), that without the will of my heavenly Father not so much as a hair may fall from my head (g).
Yes, all things must serve for my safety (h) and by His Spirit, also He assures me of everlasting life (i), and makes me ready and prepared (j), that from now on I may live to Him.
(a) 1 Cor.
6:19; 1 Thess.
(c) 1 Cor.
(d) 1 Pet.
1:18-19; 1 John 1:7; 2:2.
(e) 1 John 3:8; Heb.
(f) John 6:39.
10:30; Luke 21:18.
(i) 2 Cor.
1:12; 5:5; Eph.
2. How many things are necessary that you may live and die happily?
The first, what is the greatness of my sin and misery (a).
The second, how I am delivered from all sin and misery (b).
The third, what thanks I owe to God for this delivery (c).
(a) Luke 24:47; Rom.
8:15; 1 Cor.6:11;
5:10 ; Titus 2:11-12; 1 Pet.
3. How Does Doubt Rob You of Your Joy?
When we are faced with a Life or Death situation, medical, financial, spiritual, relational, something that each one of us faces in life - there is a temptation to doubt God's sovereignty
4. How Does Unrepentant Sin Play Into Your Well Being?
We become anxious when we have not spent time using the means of grace that the Lord has provided.
Life is too busy and things are too hard to take time and confess our sins and seek His forgiveness.
This makes things worse - not better!
1 John 1:8-10; Titus 3:5-7
5. How Does Meditating on Your Relationship Keep Your Hope Alive?
Knowing that we are Sons and Daughters of the King - Adopted into His own family and that He keeps us - we don't keep Him!
Rom 8:15; John 10:9-15; John 10:25-30
How Does The Gospel Stay Active in Your Christian Walk?
The Gospel Response - Preach the Gospel to Yourself Regularly!
John 3:1-21, 27, 35-36