November 1st, 2021

Strike Up The Band!

It is 2:29 PM Monday afternoon here in West Michigan. I never knew 45 years ago I would grow old in the Midwest. I thought in my old age I would be a wandering vagrant.

Outside this afternoon it is 45 degrees partly sunny with clouds windy. The cold wind has been blowing off the leaves on the trees.

I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. I came upstairs around 7:20 AM. When I came upstairs I found Carol making banana bread. She told me she had been up since 4 o'clock AM in the morning.

I won't describe my morning hours because my life follows the same daily routine. I did leave to volunteer at the Book Nook used bookstore around 9:35 AM this morning. Carol had already left to do errands and to visit her widowed sister-in-law before I left for the Book Nook.

The Book Nook Used Books Store was not dead, but not super busy today. While at the Book Nook I mainly read from a book titled, 'The Hour Of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J. P. Morgan, And The Battle To Transform American Capitalism' by Susan Berfield.

Before coming home from the Book Nook (our local Public Library used books store) I stopped at Action House thrift store to look at their used books. I saw nothing worth adding to our library at Action House. I came home after Action House and had lunch with Carol. Carol left after lunch to have coffee with one of her oldest girlfriends, they have been friends for 50 years.

Last night Carol and I watched some Sunday Night Football and I read, 'March Violets' a crime novel by Philip Kerr. Carol and I went to bed around 10 o'clock PM. I went down in the lower level around 10:30 PM and read late into the night from a book titled, 'The House Of Truth: A Washington Political Salon and the Foundations of American Liberalism' by Brad Snyder.

Carol got me a used book today, she had stopped at Bibles For Mexico Thrift Store and found an old used paperback for me titled, 'Paris At The End Of The World: The City Of Light During The Great War 1914-1918,' French History by John Baxter. Carol knows I collect books on Paris, France.

Well I will close to sit and feel full.
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Reformed Systematic Theology Volume Three by Joel Beeke & Paul M. Smalley

Table of Contents

Part 5: Pneumatology and Soteriology: The Doctrine of Salvation Applied by the Holy Spirit

Analytic Outline: Pneumatology and Soteriology

Section A: The Holy Spirit and the History of Salvation (Historia Salutis)
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
Chapter 2: The Work of the Holy Spirit in Creation and Common Grace
Chapter 3: The Spirit of God with Old Covenant Israel
Chapter 4: The Spirit and God the Son Incarnate
Chapter 5: Pentecost and Paraclete: Baptized with the Spirit
Chapter 6: The Gifts of the Spirit in the Church
Chapter 7: The Signs and Wonders of the Spirit
Chapter 8: The Holy Spirit and the New Creation

Section B: The Holy Spirit and the Order of Salvation (Ordo Salutis)
Chapter 9: Union with Christ by the Spirit, Part 1: Biblical Themes
Chapter 10: Union with Christ by the Spirit, Part 2: Theological and Practical Considerations
Chapter 11: The Order of the Application of Salvation
Chapter 12: General Calling, Part 1: The Free Offer of the Gospel
Chapter 13: General Calling, Part 2: Preparatory Grace and the Spirit of Conviction
Chapter 14: General Calling, Part 3: Resisting, Testing, and Blaspheming the Holy Spirit
Chapter 15: Effectual Calling, Part 1: Biblical Teaching
Chapter 16: Effectual Calling, Part 2: Theological Controversy
Chapter 17: Regeneration, Part 1: Biblical Teaching
Chapter 18: Regeneration, Part 2: Theological Questions and Practical Application
Chapter 19: Conversion, Part 1: Repentance unto Life
Chapter 20: Conversion, Part 2: Faith in Jesus Christ
Chapter 21: Conversion, Part 3: The Exercise and Necessity of Faith
Chapter 22: Justification, Part 1: Biblical Teaching
Chapter 23: Justification, Part 2: Historical and Polemical Theology (Reformation)
Chapter 24: Justification, Part 3: Historical and Polemical Theology (Modern)
Chapter 25: Adoption, Part 1: Biblical Theology
Chapter 26: Adoption, Part 2: Systematic and Practical Considerations
Chapter 27: Sanctification, Part 1: Biblical Teaching
Chapter 28: Sanctification, Part 2: Theological Controversies
Chapter 29: Sanctification, Part 3: Practical Applications
Chapter 30: Preservation and Perseverance, Part 1: Biblical Promises and Warnings
Chapter 31: Preservation and Perseverance, Part 2: Resting and Running

Section C: The Holy Spirit and the Experience of Salvation (Experientia Salutis)
Chapter 32: The Indwelling, Leading, and Filling of the Holy Spirit
Chapter 33: Assurance of Salvation, Part 1: A Balanced, Biblical, Reformed Approach
Chapter 34: Assurance of Salvation, Part 2: The Sealing, Earnest, Witness, and Firstfruits of the Spirit
Chapter 35: The Marks of Grace in Christian Character, Part 1: The Beatitudes
Chapter 36: The Marks of Grace in Christian Character, Part 2: The Fruit of the Spirit
Chapter 37: Obedience to God’s Law, Part 1: Introduction and the First Two Commandments
Chapter 38: Obedience to God’s Law, Part 2: The Third and Fourth Commandments
Chapter 39: Obedience to God’s Law, Part 3: The Fifth through Seventh Commandments
Chapter 40: Obedience to God’s Law, Part 4: The Eighth through Tenth Commandments and Conclusion
Chapter 41: The Fear of the Lord, Self-Denial, Sober Watchfulness, and Recovery from Backsliding
Chapter 42: Prayer and the Hope of Glorification


Joel R. Beeke (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) has written or coauthored one hundred books, and edited another one hundred titles. He is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as the editor of Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, the editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, the president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society.

Paul M. Smalley (ThM, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary) is faculty teaching assistant to Joel Beeke at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He previously served for twelve years as a pastor in the Baptist General Conference in the midwestern United States.

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