This book contains guidance on two important areas of family life. First, it explains how we should prepare our families for public worship. Second, it addresses the subject of prayer meetings, their importance and the scriptural warrant for them. Dr. Beeke's approach involves a sketch of the past uses of such practices and a detailed exposition, in such a way, that the reader can apply it to everyday living. This book will help a family focus the Sabbath wherein it can truly be a delight to the soul.
Table of Contents:
Listening to Sermons
1. The Importance of Preaching
2. Preparing for the Preached Word
3. Receiving the Preached Word
4. Practicing the Preached Word
Attending Prayer Meetings
5. The Need for Prayer Meetings
6. The Biblical Warrant for Prayer Meetings
7. The History of Prayer Meetings
8. The Purposes of Prayer Meetings
9. Implementing Prayer Meetings
10. The Importance of Prayer Meetings
The church must maintain the divinely ordered role of the family to establish a godly heritage. In the Family Guidance series, Dr. Joel R. Beeke offers pastoral insight and biblical direction for building strong Christian families.
Joel R. Beeke (Ph.D. Westminster Theological Seminary) is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editor of The Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, and author of numerous books.
"In The Family at Church, Dr. Beeke has given us valuable and judicious advice about listening to preaching and the need for corporate prayer...This book is more of the same; rich in pastoral advice, timely in biblical focus, and warm in fervent exhortation." - Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas