Weekly Sermon Quote – January 3, 2021

A quotation from Dr. Beeke’s sermon, “Covet or Obey: Your Resolution for 2021” (Luke 12:12-21), preached last Lord’s Day.

https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=123020234192630

“None Else: 31 Meditations on God’s Character and Attributes” in Russian

Today Evangelical Press released in Russian, “None Else: 31 Meditations on God’s Character and Attributes” by Brian Cosby and me.

Pray that God will bless this book to many Russian-speaking people.

It can be purchased here: https://epbook.by/

In 2020, 42 Million Babies were Murdered in their Mother’s Womb

In the midst of all the huge needs going on in our nation this week, let us not forget to continue to pray for the most dangerous place of all to live—in a mother’s womb. Pray that this needy world would stop murdering our unborn babies. Worldwide, less than 2 million have died from COVID-19, but in 2020, 42 million were murdered in their mother’s womb. O God, in wrath remember mercy. Grant us desperately needed worldwide repentance, reformation, and revival.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/m-babies-aborted-in-2020-surpassing-leading-causes-of-death.html

ABC de L’Histoire de L’Eglise

Today we received a first printing of “Church History 101: The Highlights of Twenty Centuries” by Sinclair Ferguson, Michael Haykin, and me in French (“ABC de L’Histoire de L’Eglise”). I think this is only the second book I’ve worked on that has been translated into French. Pray that God would bless it and that the Reformed churches in France, though small in number, might be greatly multiplied and richly blessed in this decade.

The English version is available at RHB: http://bit.ly/BFChurchHistory101

Wishing You a Blessed New Year

I wish you all a blessed New Year in Immanuel, whose name is Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of peace (Is. 9:6).

I pray that your and my New Year’s resolution this year will be that we would, by the Spirit’s grace, trust in the triune God and lovingly obey Him, saying no to sin, cherishing His Son, denying ourselves and worldly trivia and iniquity, walking in the King’s highway of holiness, and being faithful to our Lord wherever He has placed us.

A friend just sent me this statement of Spurgeon which I pray that God will bless in all of our lives, but I especially am thinking of our Puritan Reformed Seminary alumni all over the world today in a few dozen countries.

Dear brother, wherever you are serving, may the Lord God bless you with this intimate sense of divine providence, and may you and I respond in faithfulness to our sending, empowering, and faithful Redeemer.

Mary at Three

Tonight we are looking at some old slides from Mary’s family with our entire family. Here is a picture of my lovely queen at the age of three. Wasn’t she cute already?

Lifting Each Other Up

In this less than 2-minute video, I stress the blessing and importance of verbally affirming your spouse as you seek to build a godly marriage. Are you actively affirming your spouse every day?

https://churchandfamilylife.com/resources/219383

Soli Deo Gloria!

My colleague, Dr. Maarten Kuivenhoven, brought us a wonderful message from Psalm 8 this morning, directing us to the born King-Babe of Bethlehem based on Hebrews 2. Then we had a blessed time of fellowship with our family at our son’s home. God’s goodness to us in Christ is beyond words.

Every blessing to you and your family in Immanuel and His glorious incarnation today. May you glean comfort from the words of B. B. Warfield:

“The glory of the incarnation is that it presents to our adoring gaze not a humanized God or a deified man, but a true God-man—one who is all that God is and at the same time all that man is: one on whose almighty arm we can rest, and to whose human sympathy we can appeal.”

Soli Deo gloria!

2021 Puritan Reformed Conference — Tickets Now on Sale!

Early Bird Tickets Now on Sale — 2021 Puritan Reformed Conference

Tickets are now on sale for the 2021 Puritan Reformed Conference. The theme of next year’s conference is “The Grace of the Gospel.”

Register before midnight (EST) on December 31, 2020 and get the Early Bird Discount rate of 33% off.

Visit the conference website to register:

https://conference.prts.edu/

Back in Print! Puritan Reformed Theology: Historical, Experiential, and Practical Studies

Good news! My “Puritan Reformed Theology: Historical, Experiential, and Practical Studies” (750 pages; RHB—covering 41 subjects) which was first printed several months ago but sold out in a matter of several weeks, is now back in print again—the second printing having arrived today. So you can still get a copy in time for year-end giving

Single copyhttps://bit.ly/BeekePRTheology

3 packhttps://bit.ly/PRT3pack