About Joseph M. Fleener

Associate Pastor, Howick Baptist Church
Lover of Christ & His Gospel, Husband to Mandy, Father to three wonderful children, Servant to the Local Church, Bible College Lecturer

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Recent Activity

  • Joseph shared from A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life by Joel R. Beeke, Mark Jones
    “Remember this, that your life is short, your duties many, your assistance great, and your reward sure; therefore faint not, hold on and hold up, in ways of well-doing, and heaven shall make amends for all.”52
    Note: AMEN!
  • Joseph shared from A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life by Joel R. Beeke, Mark Jones
    Spurstowe said Satan tempts a young man with sexual lust, a middle-aged man with “an itch for honor and to be great,” and an old man with “covetousness and peevishness.”40
    Note: This is insightful & helpful.
  • Joseph shared from A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life by Joel R. Beeke, Mark Jones
    Father of lies, dost think I dread thy frown? ’Tis past thy pow’r or skill to cast me down. Thy head is bruis’d: thou art a conquer’d foe; And chained up fast; no further can’st thou go Than thou art suffered by my God and King; Therefore I fear not; thou hast lost thy sting.33 
    Note: Encouraging poem when considering the impotency of our enemy!
  • Joseph shared from A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life by Joel R. Beeke, Mark Jones
    God is in control of His universe. • God is working out His perfect purposes, also in my life. • God is not my servant. • God’s ways are far more mysterious and wonderful than I can understand. • God is always good; I can always trust Him. • God’s timetable is not the same as mine. • God is far more interested in what I become than in what I do. • Freedom from suffering is not promised in the Christian gospel. • Suffering is an integral part of the Christian life. • God works through suffering to fulfill His purposes in me. • God’s purposes, not mine, are what bring Him...
    Note: Wonderful, timeless truths.
  • Joseph shared from A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life by Joel R. Beeke, Mark Jones
    A chief pleasure of the Christian life is to trace the harmony of God’s attributes as He expresses them in His providences.
    Note: What a wonderful chapter on the providence of God. A doctrine rich with application and glory.
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Joseph M. Fleener