God’s Word teaches us that Jesus Christ was ordained by God and anointed by the Spirit for His work as prophet, priest, and king of His children. Those who are in union with Him share His offices in a limited but important way. In this booklet, Joel Beeke explains how husbands and fathers should lead their families as prophets, priests, and kings. Filled with biblical wisdom and practical application, How Should Men Lead Their Families? is a helpful guide for men who desire to bear the image of the Father of glory and of the heavenly Husband as they lead, teach, love, evangelize, protect, and rule over their wives and children.
Office Bearers by Union with Christ
Prophet in the Home
Priest in the Home
King in the Home
Joel R. Beeke is president of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and a pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
“This booklet is a masterpiece. Joel Beeke not only provides sound biblical teaching about being a father, he also gives us a simple and practical framework for reminding us of our calling: prophet, priest, and king. Each of these perspectives on fatherhood is opened up and applied with clarity. If you want to understand fatherhood and its primary responsibilities from a biblical perspective, read this booklet, then share it with someone else.”
—Tedd Tripp, senior pastor of Grace Fellowship Church, Hazleton, Pennsylvania, and author of Shepherding a Child’s Heart.