Dr. Joel Beeke - Resources

"God’s Word, when rightly expounded, is medicinal for a whole host of spiritual diseases."
" Do you talk to others about our depraved nature and our desperate need for salvation in Jesus Christ? Do you say that you are no better than they are by nature; that we are all, apart from grace, sinners with a terrible record, which is a legal problem, as well as a bad heart, which is a moral problem? Do you talk to them about the dreadful character of sin; that sin is something that stems back to our tragic fall in Adam and affects every part of us, so dominating our mind, heart, will, and conscience that we are slaves to it? Do you describe sin as moral rebellion against God? Do you say that the wages of sin is death, now and for all eternity?"
"Every person in the world is by nature a slave to sin. The world, by nature, is held in sin's grip. What a shock to our complacency- that everything of us by nature belongs to sin. Our silences belong to sin, our omissions belong to sin, our talents belong to sin, our actions belong to sin. Every facet of our personalities belong to sin; it own us and dominates us. We are its servants."
"Unconditional election places all people on an equal playing field before God as sinners utterly dependent on unmerited grace. The biblical teaching of God’s providence inspires courageous activism to resist evil because we believe a sovereign God hears our prayers and is working out His plan through our efforts."

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Joel R. Beeke is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, a pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editor of Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice-president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society. He has written, co-authored, or edited seventy books (most recently, A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for LifeLiving ZealouslyFriends and Lovers: Cultivating Companionship and Intimacy in MarriageGetting Back Into the Race: The Cure for BackslidingParenting by God’s Promises: How to Raise Children in the Covenant of GraceLiving for the Glory of God: An Introduction to CalvinismMeet the PuritansContagious Christian LivingCalvin for TodayDeveloping a Healthy Prayer Lifeand Taking Hold of God), and contributed 2,000 articles to Reformed books, journals, periodicals, and encyclopedias. His Ph.D. is in Reformation and Post-Reformation theology from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia). He is frequently called upon to lecture at seminaries and to speak at Reformed conferences around the world. He and his wife Mary have been blessed with three children: Calvin, Esther, and Lydia.
"The primary ground of assurance is rooted in the promises of God, but those promises must become increasingly real to the believer through the subjective evidences of grace and the internal witness of the Holy Spirit." Joel R. Beeke

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SERMON SERIES

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How the Reformation Impacted People's Daily Lives (MP3)
Through Faith Alone (MP3) - Justification: What Are the Basics?
The Essence of the Gospel (MP3)
How the Holy Spirit Works Faith - Ephesians 2:8 (MP3)
The Illumination of the Spirit (MP3)
The Sanctification of the Spirit (MP3)
The Inner Witness of the Spirit (MP3)
Puritans And The Family (MP3)
The Parable, the Sower, and the Response (MP3)
Good Works - Ephesians 2:10 (MP3)
The Pharisee's Prayer to Himself (MP3)
The Puritan Worldview (MP3)
The Puritan View of Prayer: Taking Hold of God (MP3)The
Puritan View of Preaching: Taking Hold of Man - 2 Timothy 4:1,2 (MP3)

God's Grace & Mercy (MP3)
God's Sovereign Will & Power (MP3)
God's Sovereign Predestination of Jacob and Esau - Romans 9:13 (MP3)
The Millennium - Revelation 20:1-10 (MP3)
The Puritans on Sanctification (MP3)
Persevering in the Face of Criticism
A Plea for Grace to Do God's Will - Psalm 143:10a (MP3)
Running the Best Race - Hebrews 11:37-12:3 (MP3)
Job's Submission to Providence (MP3)
How to Respond Christianly to Providential Afflictions (MP3)
How to be a Faithful Church Member (MP3)
“Experimental preaching is discriminatory preaching.  It clearly defines the difference between Christian and non-Christian, opening the kingdom of heaven to one and shutting against the other.  A faithful minister rightly divides the word of truth to separate the precious from the vile (Jer. 15:19) . . . grace is to be offered indiscriminately to all (Matt. 13:24-30); however, the divine acts, marks, and fruits of grace that God works in His people must be explained to encourage the elect and uncover the false hopes of hypocrites. . . . It is discriminating preaching defining the differences between the Christian and the non- Christian, pressing home the promises of forgiveness and eternal life to those who believe and promises of wrath and judgment on those who are unconverted. . . .Preaching must be discriminatory. We must distinguish that there are both believers and unbelievers in the midst of the congregation.” - Joel R. Beeke
"Read as an act of worship. Read to be elevated into the great truths of God so that you may worship the Trinity in Spirit and in truth. Be selective about what you read, however. Measure all your reading against the touchstone of Scripture. So much of today’s Christian literature is froth, riddled with Arminian theology or secular thinking. Time is too precious to waste on nonsense. Read more for eternity than time, more for spiritual growth than professional advancement." - Joel R. Beeke 

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