Michael Reeves

Michael Reeves is the President of Union School of Theology, where he teaches in the areas of systematic and historical theology and also on preaching and spiritual formation. He is author of several books, including Rejoicing in Christ, Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith, and Rejoice and Tremble: The Surprising Good News of the Fear of the Lord.
We need generation that is stronger than ever. Not born bull headed or temperamentally steady, but with true strength which is s a gift and freely available, untapped to every believer.
The following message by Michael Reeves was given at the Serious Joy: The 36th Bethlehem Conference for Pastors: “I Will Build My Church: Christ’s Promises for his People.”
As God sends out Christ as the life and delight of the saints—the Bridegroom that the Bride is invited to enjoy—so we send him out in our preaching.
The following message by Michael Reeves was given at the 2022 Puritan Conference.
The Father is the lover, the Son is the beloved. The Bible is awash with talk of the Father’s love for the Son, but while the Son clearly does love the Father, hardly anything is said about it.
Too many in ministry are burning out. The weight of responsibility builds up over time, and the responsibility can become crippling. How do we maintain mental health in the context of ministry? Michael Reeves charges the 2023 UST graduates to “Come and Behold” from Psalm 46.
Jesus promised his disciples that he would one day return to bring them to a place that he prepared for them. It is a place where all things are made new, free of sin and sorrow. As Christians, we seek not fame or fortune but a heavenly city whose builder and maker is God.
Friends, humility is the only soil in which unity will grow. Only when Christ is more precious to us than our reputations, will we give up our petty rivalries and personal agendas. Only when his glory eclipses all else in our eyes will we live for him and not for another purpose. The peace and unity we so desperately need will be, friends, the fruit of a fresh humbling before the glory of Christ. It is only the gospel, the good news of Christ our saviour, that creates true peace. The gospel creates peace, and the gospel defines peace.
We often think of courage simply as a characteristic some sturdy folk are born with. While some are more temperamentally thick-skinned than others, true courage is a gift of the gospel given to ordinary, timid, naturally nervy Christians. True courage is something extraordinary and inexplicable to the world. It is a supernatural marker of grace that makes believers stand out in an anxious world
The humility we learn at the foot of the gospel, glorying in Christ and not ourselves, therefore turns out to be the wellspring of all evangelical health. When our eyes are opened to the love of God for us sinners, we let slip our masks. Condemned as sinners yet justified, we can begin to be honest about ourselves. Loved despite our unloveliness, we begin to love. Given peace with God, we begin to know an inner peace and joy. Shown the magnificence of God above all things, we become more resilient, trembling in wonder at God, and not man.
Crowds lined the streets, hoping to catch a glimpse of the olivewood casket as it made its way through the streets of south London. On top was a large pulpit Bible opened at Isaiah 45:22: “Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth.” It was Thursday, February 11, 1892, and the body of Charles Haddon Spurgeon was being taken for burial.
In the Son of God, we do not see a haughty God, reluctant to be kind. We see one who comes in saving grace while we were still sinners. In him we see a glory so different from our needy and selfish applause-seeking. We see a God of superabundant self-giving. We see a God unspotted in every way: a fountain of overflowing goodness. In him—and in him alone—we see a God who is beautiful, who wins our hearts.
Authentic ministry is not simply a matter of mastering professional skills or of endlessly pouring oneself out in works of service. Rather, it springs from joyful union with the heart of Christ.
In Rejoice and Tremble, Michael Reeves clears the clouds of confusion and shows that the fear of the Lord is not a negative thing at all, but an intensely delighted wondering at God, our Creator and Redeemer.
We all have experienced fear at some point. And if we are honest, we don’t usually think of fear as a good thing. So why does the Bible call us to fear the Lord?
Sadly, most of us struggle to set aside time to pray. But, fear not, this is not another book that will pile on the guilt, simply saying pray better and more often.
Mike Reeves delves into Jonathan Edwards for insight about what it means that God is holy and that we are called to holiness. 
Mike Reeves stands in for John Piper on Episode 383 of 'Ask Pastor John' from Desiring God, discussing the blessings of our oneness with Jesus.  
Mike Reeves stands in for John Piper on Episode 381 of 'Ask Pastor John' from Desiring God, discussing the practice of praying to the mother of Jesus. 
Mike Reeves helps us taste the goodness of God in the second of four talks from Word Alive 2011. 
Mike Reeves looks at how to speak to our pluralist friends using a neglected resource found in the gospel, leading us to more effective mission. 
Mike Reeves helps us taste the goodness of God in the third of four talks from Word Alive 2011. 
Mike Reeves looks at the heart of the gospel in the last of three talks. 
Mike Reeves helps us taste the goodness of God in the first of four talks from Word Alive 2011. 
Mike Reeves introduces us to the life and influence of the titanic early Church theologian, Augustine of Hippo. 
Mike Reeves shows how the Trinity changes our lives in the seventh of nine short videos. 
Mike Reeves gives a short introduction justification by faith alone at the spot where two men gave their lives for the doctrine. 
Mike Reeves speaks from John 20, showing how the Trinity makes a difference to mission 
In the Trinity, you have a completely different god from all other gods. With the Trinity, we’re talking about the Father eternally loving his Son by the Spirit.
Mike Reeves shows how the Trinity changes prayer in the fourth of nine short videos. 
What does it look like to live “in Christ”? Mike Reeves draws out the doctrine of Union with Christ in the last of three video talks.
“Knowing Christ is the reason why the Father so delights in him, because he is simply delightful.”
Michael Reeves introduces us to C. H. Spurgeon's approach to living as a Christian. 
Michael Reeves shows how the fear of God eclipses and consumes our other fears, imparting strength and joy. 
Michael Reeves shows how the fear of God is not the flip-side of love for God, but the expression of a trembling, overwhelmed love at his dazzling beauty.
Mike Reeves asks how Jesus is different to all other gods in the first of three talks. 
Mike Reeves asks how Jesus is different to any other god in the last of three talks. 
Mike Reeves gives a 1 minute description of the importance of the Trinity in winning our hearts in the third of nine short videos.