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His Friends and Servants: New Bible story book by Rev. Nathan Langerak—Coming October 2020!

His Friends and Servants: New Bible story book by Rev. Nathan Langerak—Coming October 2020!

Bible stories by Rev. Nathan Langerak Illustrated by Michael Welply   Coming late October! Retail: $24.95 Book club: $21.21  Click pdf for preview.  

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A reminder about our September book sale!

A reminder about our September book sale!

In an effort to free up some space in our warehouse for the new books we continue to publish, the RFPA is offering older titles with a large inventory for 70% off the retail price.* This month’s sale books are all authored by Prof. Herman Hanko: Contending for the Faith: The Rise of Heresy and the Development of the Truth  (Retail $28.95 — SALE! $8.69) Contending for the Faith presents the history of heretics that have troubled the church over the last two thousand...

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Zeal

Zeal

This article was written by Rev. Dale Kuiper in the 2/15/1992 issue of the Standard Bearer. _______________ It is striking that both the Hebrew and the Greek words from which our KJV derives the words zeal, zealous, and zealot are words which have the basic meaning of heat. The Hebrew root means to boil with heat, to be hot. Metaphorically the word indicates excitement of mind, ardor, fervor of spirit, zeal in embracing, pursuing, or defending anything. The Greek word means to become very red,...

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Standard Bearer Digital Index for Volumes 1-96 is now available!

Standard Bearer Digital Index for Volumes 1-96 is now available!

  Are you looking for a specific article or topic that was addressed in a past issue of the Standard Bearer? The index for Volumes 1-96 is now available in a searchable PDF format for the low cost of $10. A link to download the complete PDF of the index will be emailed to you after you receive your order confirmation. Indexes included in this file: Subject, Textual, Book Reviews, and Title. NOTE: This digital index is separate from the Standard Bearer searchable archives of past SB articles that are...

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Ebook policy changes for book club

Ebook policy changes for book club

  If you are a book club member who has not upgraded to Gold Star*, new and past ebook releases are available for $2.99.         If you are a book club member who has upgraded to Gold Star*, you can receive new releases free in ebook format during the first 30 days after publication. (A code for your free ebook will be provided on your invoice to redeem online at rfpa.org).   *What is Gold Star membership? Upgrading to Gold Star membership...

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September 15, 2020 Standard Bearer preview article

September 15, 2020 Standard Bearer preview article

This article is written by Rev. Thomas Miersma and will be published in the September 15, 2020 issue of the Standard Bearer.  Click to read pdf as printed in the September 15, 2020 issue. ________________ The end of the matter—found (Ecclesiastes 12:12-14) The preceding verses set before us the Word of God as truth. It is divinely inspired, infallibly written, and as the Word of God, to be relied upon. God is our faithful Shepherd. In that connection the text continues: And further, by these, my son, be...

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Knowing God & Man by Herman Hoeksema

Knowing God & Man by Herman Hoeksema

“The key to understanding Reformed doctrine, and certainly the theology of Rev. Herman Hoeksema, is found in the title of the first chapter in this book: “God is God.” . . .Each chapter on God directs the reader’s attention to a different biblical aspect of the sovereign of the universe: God as God, as creator, as Lord, as good, as the living God, and as love. The seven chapters about man open the biblical teaching about a subject often misinterpreted today....

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September book sale

September book sale

In an effort to free up some space in our warehouse for the new books we continue to publish, the RFPA is offering older titles with a large inventory for 70% off the retail price.* This month’s sale books are all authored by Prof. Herman Hanko: Contending for the Faith: The Rise of Heresy and the Development of the Truth  (Retail $28.95 — SALE! $8.69) Contending for the Faith presents the history of heretics that have troubled the church over the last two...

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Only four more days to get a great deal on these titles!

Only four more days to get a great deal on these titles!

In an effort to free up some space in our warehouse for the new books we continue to publish, the RFPA is offering older titles with a large inventory for 70% off the retail price.* This month’s books are: In the Sanctuary: Expository Sermons on the Lord's Prayer (Retail $4.00 - SALE! $1.20) While these sermons are expository in nature, yet they read like meditations. The author begins each chapter with a lucid explanation of the petition; he concludes by setting forth...

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September 1, 2020 Standard Bearer preview article

September 1, 2020 Standard Bearer preview article

This article is written by Prof. Barrett Gritters and will be published in the September 1, 2020 issue of the Standard Bearer.  Click to read pdf as printed in the September 1, 2020 issue. ________________ Preserving our good Christian schools We can truly say about our good Christian schools, “The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad!” (Ps. 126:3). The more I think about what God has given us, I want to say this. Even the heathen, if they would look at our...

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More than a summary of Calvin’s Institutes

The Reformed Faith of John Calvin: The Institutes in Summary In a succinct, systematic way, this book sets forth the essence of the great reformer’s teachings in his Institutes on all the truths of the Christian religion. The book is more than a summary. It also gives a brief explanation of certain of Calvin’s teachings, offers analysis of Calvin’s doctrine, applies the reformer’s teachings to contemporary doctrinal issues, and even, rarely, becomes so bold as to criticize Calvin’s doctrine, for instance,...

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Doctrine

Doctrine

This article was written by Rev. Dale Kuiper in the 12/15/1992 issue of the Standard Bearer. _______________ The Hebrew word for doctrine means “to take, receive, seize;” then it means that which is received mentally, instruction. The Greek has a whole family of words relating to our topic: one means that which is taught; another refers to the one doing the teaching, the doctor or master; the verb form simply means to instruct or indoctrinate. The word doctrine appears fifty-two times in scripture, good...

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A reminder about our August book sale!

A reminder about our August book sale!

In an effort to free up some space in our warehouse for the new books we continue to publish, the RFPA is offering older titles with a large inventory for 70% off the retail price.* This month’s books are: In the Sanctuary: Expository Sermons on the Lord's Prayer (Retail $4.00 - SALE! $1.20) While these sermons are expository in nature, yet they read like meditations. The author begins each chapter with a lucid explanation of the petition; he concludes by setting forth...

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Now available! Preparing for Dating and Marriage: A 31-Day Family Devotional

Now available! Preparing for Dating and Marriage: A 31-Day Family Devotional

Now available! Preparing for Dating and Marriage: A 31-Day Family Devotional by new author, Rev. Cory Griess Cory Griess is a pastor in the Protestant Reformed Churches of America. He and his wife, Lael, live in Grand Rapids, MI where he currently pastors the First Protestant Reformed Church. The Lord has given him and his wife six children, all born in Northwest Iowa where he pastored for nine years before moving to Michigan in 2018.     Each meditation in this book...

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