Directions & Conclusion | Chapters 18-19

This week we conclude our reading through Heaven Taken by Storm together.

You can find our reading plan and links to previous posts here.

Chapter Eighteen Outline

  • Keep up daily prayer.
  • Get under lively preaching.
  • Get your hearts filled with love to religion.
  • Be vigilant.
  • Bind your heart to God by sacred vows.
  • Be sure to make going to heaven your business.
  • Have heaven continually in your eye.
  • Keep company with such as are violent.
  • Never leave till you have the Spirit.

Chapter Nineteen Outline

  • What shall we do?
    • To the aged: keep violent till the end.
    • A consolation to the violent: you are in the way of the kingdom.
    • Comfort to the deadened heart: look up to Christ.

Questions for Reflection

  • Which of Watson’s final directions for offering violence in chapter 18 do you most live out? Which do you resolve to take up?
  • Are you within any of the three groups addressed in the conclusion? If so, how did Watson challenge/comfort you?
  • Looking back upon the book as a whole, how has Heaven Taken by Storm stirred up your zeal for heaven?

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