• Praying for Our Children’s Salvation by Joel Beeke

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2014

    The salvation of our children is priceless; their spiritual needs far outweigh their physical needs. They need our prayers—our earnest prayers with hearts aflame, both for their initial repentance and coming to Christ by faith, and for their life …Read More

  • In Awe of God’s Glory: An Interview with Joel Beeke by Joel Beeke

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2013

    Tabletalk: At what age did you first hear God’s call to ministry, and how did you receive confirmation of this call? Joel Beeke: God began to strive with my soul when I was age fourteen. I was brought to …Read More

  • Faith and Assurance by Joel Beeke

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2013

    A man and a woman stood hand in hand on the beach. For a time, the only sound was the crashing of waves. Then the man asked, “What are you scared about?” She answered: “I want to marry you more …Read More

  • Signs and Seals of Union by Joel Beeke

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2013

    Just as He called the world into being by the power of His Word (Ps. 33:6–9; Heb. 11:3), so God brings His church into being by the power of the gospel call (2 Thess. 2:13–14 …Read More

  • Christ Alone by Joel Beeke

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2012

    Reformed theology affirms that Scripture and its teaching on grace and faith emphasize that salvation is solus Christus, “by Christ alone”—that is, Christ is the only Savior (Acts 4:12). B.B. Warfield wrote, “The saving power of faith …Read More

  • Love’s Attributes by Joel Beeke

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2012

    In the early seventeenth century, Archbishop Ussher of Ireland desired to visit the home of a Presbyterian minister to see whether what he had heard about the man’s personal godliness was true. Ussher arrived at the pastor’s home …Read More

  • The Discipline of God by Joel Beeke

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2010

    Church programs, campus ministries, and independent organizations today emphasize the need for radical discipleship. It is not always clear what they mean by this. The word radical can be a trendy term. What is clear is this: if one’s …Read More

  • Why You Should Read the Puritans by Joel Beeke

    Puritan literature has so multiplied that few book lovers can afford to purchase all that is being published. What books should you buy? Where can you find a brief summary of each Puritan work and a brief biography of each …Read More

  • Christ Forsaken by Joel Beeke

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2008

    Ay, ay, d’ye know what it was—dying on the cross,
    forsaken by His Father — d’ye know what it was?…
    It was damnation — and damnation taken lovingly.”
          — John “Rabbi” Duncan (1796–1870)
    “And about the ninth hour Jesus …Read More

  • Betrayed by Joel Beeke

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2008

    Matthew 26 offers a series of short but brilliantly lit scenes surrounding the betrayal of Jesus. The chapter opens with Christ announcing the end of His public preaching ministry. After this, He says to His disciples: “After two days is …Read More

  • A Just War by Joel Beeke

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2008

    Throughout His public ministry, Jesus spoke out against the scribes and the Pharisees. Christ sums up His case against them in Matthew 23 as He teaches multitudes and His disciples at the temple on the Tuesday of Passion Week. Christ …Read More

  • Thy King Cometh unto Thee by Joel Beeke

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2008

    On the outskirts of the city, Jesus sends two disciples to a nearby village to fetch a female donkey and her colt. The owner of these animals, although unknown to the disciples, is on close terms with Christ, believing in …Read More

  • For the Record by Joel Beeke

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2008

    People in the news are often asked to give their views on hot issues of the day. Matthew 19 presents such a scenario: Christ is at the height of His public ministry, when “great multitudes followed him” (v. 2 KJV …Read More

  • The Turning Point by Joel Beeke

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2008

    The turning point in Matthew’s account of Christ’s life and work occurs in chapter 16: “From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of …Read More

  • How the Kingdom Comes by Joel Beeke

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2008

    Matthew 13 presents a priceless display of some parables of Christ and also gives His reasons for using this device in His teaching ministry. Best of all, it offers two examples of Christ’s own interpretation of His parables. They …Read More