Families living for
A conference emphasizing Biblical foundations for the Family
September 19-20, 2014
Featuring: Dr. Joel Beeke
Today, Christian families are bombarded with all kinds of secular ideologies concerning how to grow strong marriages, raise children and live in an increasingly immoral culture. Secular patterns of thought and habit have infected Christian homes. Work places, government, the media, schools and universities are becoming more and more hostile to the teaching of Holy Scripture. Even some churches have abandoned the basic tenants of the Christian faith.
Our speaker will help us rediscover what the Bible says about Christian families living for the glory of God. With sensitivity, Biblical insight, the skills of a teacher, the heart of a shepherd and the devotion of a father and husband, he will offer gems of practical wisdom for 21st Century families as he covers the conference topics.
Grandparents as well as parents and children will be encouraged and enlightened. Undergirding Dr. Beeke’s encouragement to families is the glorious reality of God’s unbreakable promises to provide everything His people need and to bless them.
Join us this fall for a time of fellowship and Bible study as we look at this essential element of the Christian faith.
Sponsored and hosted by:
Northwoods Presbyterian Church
Faithful to Holy Scripture True to the reformed Faith Obedient to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ
Dr. Joel Beeke
Dr. Joel 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 Life, Living Zealously, Friends and Lovers: Cultivating Companionship and Intimacy in Marriage, Getting Back Into the Race: The Cure for Back-sliding, Parenting by God’s Promises: How to Raise Children in the Covenant of Grace, Living for the Glory of God: An Introduction to Calvinism, Meet the Puritans, Contagious Christian Living, Calvin for Today, Developing a Healthy Prayer Life, and Taking Hold of God), and contributed 2,000 articles to Reformed books, journals, periodicals, and encyclopedias. His PhD 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 conferences around the world.
He and his wife Mary have been blessed with three children: Calvin, Esther, and Lydia.
He blogs at Doctrine for Life.
Friday, September 19
6:00 p.m.Registration opens 6:15 Conference Concert
6:45 – 8:00 Session 1: Puritan Wisdom for the 21st Century Family
Have you ever wondered how the Puritans raised such godly and con- tent families? This address considers the Puritan view of marriage and family along with application to family needs set in our 21st century.
Saturday, September 20
8:30 a.m.Registration opens
9:00 – 10:15 Session 2: Family Worship
This address focuses on the teaching of Holy Scripture concerning the duty and practical implementation of family worship, as well as objections against it and motivations for it.
10:30 – 11:45 Session 3: Training Children to follow Christ
This address focuses on various ways God-fearing, Bible-believing parents encourage and train their children to follow Christ.
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Session 4: Godly, Hopeful living in times of Affliction
Have you ever wondered how you could stay Christ-centered when you and your family are encounter- ing serious affliction? This topic points to coping with affliction by looking to Jesus in seven different ways.
2:15-3:15 Q&A session
3:15 Conference Ends
Lord’s Day, September 21
We extend a warm invitation to all visitors to worship with us. Dr. Beeke will be preaching at our 10:30 a.m. service.
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