Westminster Presbyterian Church in Kingsport, Tennessee

I am enjoying speaking six times this weekend at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Kingsport, Tennessee on living to the glory of Christ alone. This is the fourth time I’ve had the privilege of serving this special church, but the first time that Mary is with me here. I am so grateful that she can share in this positive experience. It is also wonderful to catch up with friends of many years and to make new ones. Pray for God’s rich blessing on this conference.

Traveling to Kingsport, Tennessee

Mary and I are traveling this morning to Kingsport, Tennessee to do a conference for the Westminster Presbyterian Church. The Lord willing, I hope to deliver six messages on the theme, “How Should We Live? Solus Christus!”—one this evening, two on Saturday morning, and three on the Lord’s Day.

Your prayers are treasured.

For those unable to attend in person, the conference will be livestreamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR6i6TErgZu3o1cuAEMyVzA

In the Beginning: Listening to Genesis 1 and 2

I am grateful to announce that RHB has just released another ground-breaking title, “In the Beginning: Listening to Genesis 1 and 2” by Cornelis Van Dam—a carefully written 380-page book which argues that reading the first chapters of the Bible as history is not only justified but necessary. Highly recommended as a volume that provides a robust defense of the faith once delivered to the saints!

https://www.heritagebooks.org/products/in-the-beginning-listening-to-genesis-1-and-2-van-dam.html

Two New Titles from RHB

RHB has received two more of its brand new titles: “Ten Modern Evangelism Myths: A Biblical Corrrective” by Ryan Denton—an excellent presentation of evangelism from a biblical, Reformed perspective; and “Weak Pastor, Strong Christ: Developing a Christ-shaped Gospel Ministry” by Reuben Bredenhof—a very helpful book for pastors who often feel overwhelmed by the tensions and challenges of pastoral ministry today.

Ten Modern Evangelism Myths: https://www.heritagebooks.org/products/ten-modern-evangelism-myths-a-biblical-corrective-denton.html

Weak Pastor, Strong Christ: https://www.heritagebooks.org/products/weak-pastor-strong-christ-developing-a-christ-shaped-gospel-ministry-bredenhof.html

Teach Them to Work: Building a Positive Work Ethic in Our Children

My dear wife Mary spent scores of evenings working silently at my side in my study with me during the past year of pandemic restrictions pecking away at writing a book on a subject that has been burning in her soul for years. I am grateful to report that her new book—“Teach Them to Work: Building a Positive Work Ethic in Our Children” (Reformation Heritage Books, 224 pages)—which deals with both parental and practical examples, has finally arrived!

Our friend Paul Washer writes, “Mary Beeke has written a remarkable book on the privilege and art of raising children. It is theological, practical, insightful, helpful, and a delight to read. As I turned the pages, I felt as though I was reading from a Reformed or Puritan classic on the family that had been re-crafted by the pen of a contemporary writer and made accessible to all. I recommend this work without reservation — not only to parents but also to their children.”

https://www.heritagebooks.org/products/teach-them-to-work-building-a-positive-work-ethic-in-our-children-beeke.html

Questions Women Asked: Historical Issues, Timeless Answers

We are excited to announce the publication of Simonetta Carr’s masterful book, “Questions Women Asked: Historical Issues, Timeless Answers,” which provides captivating biographies of 31 women throughout church history.

Each biography draws attention to a major question that each woman asked in her lifetime—most of which are still being asked today. This is a page-turner—certainly one of the best books RHB has ever published for women—and by the way, men will enjoy reading it as well! I thoroughly enjoyed doing a final edit of this remarkably informative and practical book.

https://www.heritagebooks.org/products/questions-women-asked-historical-issues-timeless-answers-carr.html

Henry and Lena Kamp

Yesterday my Queen’s dear parents, Henry and Lena Kamp, were married 65 years. They are still living together in their own home and doing very well, by God’s grace, both spiritually and physically. Everyone in the family loves them dearly—including all of us in-laws.

My father-in-law commands deep respect by his quiet demeanor of godliness. Each of his words counts for at least five! And to her great embarrassment, I keep telling my cheerful mother-in-law that she is the best mother-in-law in the world because my dear wife Mary is a lot like her, so I owe my mother-in-law far more than I can ever repay her. Please pray that God will continue to bless our dear parents in His superlative grace and mercy in Christ Jesus.

Restoration

We’ve had a wonderful time with our entire family in Florida for the last few days: our three children and their spouses and our seven grandchildren. What fun! So restful, enjoyable, and restorative—and I continue to feel well. God is amazingly good. I feel like David when he confessed, “Who am I and what is my house that thou hast brought us hitherto?”

Good News!

Good news! My heart reverted to a normal sinus rhythm last Friday evening, so I have had no atrial fibrillation between then and now, which I see as an answer to the prayers of many of you, and for which I am very grateful.

The doctors I have consulted have encouraged me to proceed to speak at the Twin Lakes Fellowship conference in Mississippi (about 180 conservative Presbyterian pastors are present, mostly PCA—see picture below), so Mary and I have been enjoying our time here in Florence, Mississippi. My assignment is to give three evening addresses on revival. On Monday evening, I spoke on “‘Understanding the Age of the Spirit and Revival.” Last night, I spoke on “Praying Earnestly and Enduring Steadily for the Revival of God’s Work.” Tonight I hope to close the conference with an address on “Rend the Heavens, Lord, and Our Hearts!”

I am enjoying my time with many brothers, including Ray Rhodes, pictured below, an RHB author who is working on a biographical book on the lives of a number of Puritan women who were known for their godliness. RHB book sales have been brisk at this conference, which is always a healthy sign. 

The Holy Spirit’s Impact on the Believer

How does the Holy Spirit impact the life of a believer?

In this video, I explain that the natural man is full of sin, but the work of the Holy Spirit helps to make us increasingly more Christ-like. The Holy Spirit also helps us to love the Word of God more and the ways of God.

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” (John 14:26).

https://churchandfamilylife.com/resources/24729