This book is packed with practical guidance on how to evangelize covenant children and how, by God’s grace, to make the home “a nursery for heaven.” After showing that Christians today fail to understand the role of the covenant in their children’s lives, Joel R. Beeke offers insight on the covenant relationship between God and man, and its implications for home and family. He then teaches parents how to instruct their children in the gospel, with detailed guidelines on how to use prayer, family worship, teaching, conversation, and mentoring to evangelize children. Leading a child to Christ is a lengthy but hopeful journey in which parents must use God’s appointed means while depending radically upon the Holy Spirit to produce the desired result.
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“Baptized children must be directed to Jesus Christ and His sacrifice as the only way of salvation.” (Page 9)
“God sovereignly and graciously establishes a redemptive relationship with believers and their offspring. It is unthinkable that in the fullness of the gospel era, the children of the New Testament church would have less of a place in the covenant than children of Old Testament Israel.” (Pages 6–7)
“. Baptism requires parents to instruct their children in the Christian faith and the doctrine of salvation” (Page 10)
“By ‘covenant children’ I mean those children born to at least one confessing parent (1 Cor. 7:14), who are baptized, and are growing up in the community of the church, with all the riches and privileges that entails, such as being placed under the prayers of the church and the preaching, invitations, and warnings of God’s Word.” (Page 2)
“You must first realize as parents that you are primarily responsible for the evangelism of your children” (Page 33)
In Bringing the Gospel to Covenant Children, Joel R. Beeke writes with refreshing biblical clarity, giving parents the confidence to open the Bible and show their children Christ and His gospel on every page. Parents who love Christ and their children will not want to miss this clear, practical, confessional, and imminently biblical work on how Christ and His gospel alone transform our covenant children. There may not be a more important resource for every Christian parent to read and re-read as they evangelize and nurture covenant children in Christ.
—Douglas Bond, author and teacher
Joel R. Beeke 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, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, and editor of the Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth. He has written, coauthored, or edited over 70 books.