On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Paul Smalley discuss wrong views of the Holy Spirit, being led by the Spirit and the will of God, assurance, the place of the law in the Christian life, along with his book with Dr. Joel Beeke, Reformed Systematic Theology Spirit and Salvation volume three (Crossway, 2021).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The dangers of a wrong view of the Holy Spirit.
  • What blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is.
  • Advice to those struggling with assurance.
  • What it means to be led by the Spirit and know the will of God.
  • What the means of grace are and why they matter.
  • The place of the law in the life of the Christian today.
  • Why the fear of God is central to a life of godliness.
  • What sober watchfulness is and why it matters.
  • Advice to a Christian who is backslidden.

About the Guest

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.

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.

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