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  • The Value of Meditating Upon God’s Word

    from Joel Beeke Aug 19, 2017 Category: Articles

    After reading Scripture, we must ask God for light to scrutinize our hearts and lives, then meditate upon the Word. Disciplined meditation on Scripture helps us focus on God. Keep Reading
  • How Do We Glorify God?

    from Joel Beeke Jun 03, 2017 Category: Articles

    The goal of piety is to recognize and praise the glory of God—glory that shines in God’s attributes, in the structure of the world, and in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The desire to glorify God supersedes even the desire for personal salvation in every truly pious person. We were created that God might be glorified in us, and the regenerate yearn to live out this purpose. Furthermore, God redeems, adopts, and sanctifies His people that His glory would shine in them and deliver them from impious self-seeking. As a result, the pious man’s deepest concern is God Himself and the things of God—God’s Word, God’s authority, God’s gospel, God’s truth. He yearns to know more of God and to commune more with Him.   Keep Reading
  • Teach Them: The Joys of Heaven

    from Joel Beeke Mar 04, 2017 Category: Articles

    Our children must learn what it means to enter into the eternal Sabbath, that is, to be freed altogether from sin, to be made perfect in holiness and righteousness, and to worship and serve God and the Lamb in the sanctuary of heaven, world without end. Keep Reading
  • Teach Them: Sanctification and Holiness

    from Joel Beeke Feb 25, 2017 Category: Articles

    We must teach our children to dedicate their lives to Christ in true thankfulness, surrendering their lives to Him and walking in obedience to Him. This is the scriptural definition of a holy life. Sanctification is the process of becoming ever more set apart from sin and devoted to the service of Christ. We will never be completely sanctified this side of heaven, but we must strive for this goal and progress toward it. Keep Reading
  • Teach Them: The Necessity of Faith in Christ

    from Joel Beeke Feb 18, 2017 Category: Articles

    Our children must learn that they can receive Christ and His salvation only through faith. As John 3:36 says, "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." Keep Reading
  • Teach Them: The Atoning Blood of Christ

    from Joel Beeke Feb 11, 2017 Category: Articles

    Our children must learn there is only one way to be saved: by taking refuge by faith under the covering for sin provided by the atoning death and shed blood of Jesus Christ. Keep Reading
  • Teach Them: The Lord Jesus Christ

    from Joel Beeke Feb 04, 2017 Category: Articles

    There is something beautiful about talking to children about Jesus. Painting a portrait of our Savior from the Word of God brings Him to life in the eyes of our children and, we must pray, in their hearts. Many such portraits appear in Scripture (to name only a few: Pss. 23; 45; 63; 72; 89:19–29; 106; 145; 147). Keep Reading
  • Teach Them: The Necessity of the New Birth

    from Joel Beeke Jan 28, 2017 Category: Articles

    Our children need new hearts (Ps. 51:6–7, 10; John 3:3–5), so we should teach them that we are not dealing with their misbehavior as if they were merely being naughty. We must show them that just being outwardly obedient is not sufficient with God. Good behavior impresses parents and teachers, but God looks on the heart (1 Sam. 16:7). Keep Reading
  • Teach Them: The Moral Law

    from Joel Beeke Jan 21, 2017 Category: Articles

    The Bible speaks about the law in many places, but particularly through the Ten Commandments. Children must understand that sin is not just an outward act; its roots run deep into the human heart. Because the Ten Commandments are a summary of the law of God, they can usually be used to illustrate our children's sin problem. Keep Reading

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