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2019 RFPA Annual Meeting Video

2019 RFPA Annual Meeting   "Training Our Children in the Discipline of Reading"Rev. Justin Smidstra Date given: 09-26-2019 Location: Zion Protestant Reformed Church (Jenison, MI)

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RFPA Annual Meeting TONIGHT

RFPA Annual Meeting TONIGHT

"I will be making the case that reading is a spiritual discipline, that teaching our children to read is a important part of covenant instruction, and that one of the crucial ways to teach our children this discipline is for parents regularly to read to their children and also to be readers themselves."—Rev. Smidstra     Location details:Zion Protestant Reformed Church7551 12th AveJenison MI 49428 (This meeting provides the only opportunity for men to join the Association.) A nursery will also...

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RFPA Annual Meeting - THIS THURSDAY

RFPA Annual Meeting - THIS THURSDAY

"I will be making the case that reading is a spiritual discipline, that teaching our children to read is a important part of covenant instruction, and that one of the crucial ways to teach our children this discipline is for parents regularly to read to their children and also to be readers themselves."—Rev. Smidstra Location details:Zion Protestant Reformed Church7551 12th AveJenison MI 49428 (This meeting provides the only opportunity for men to join the Association.)

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READ KNOW GROW

READ KNOW GROW“Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine” 1 Timothy 4:13. #ReadRFPAbooks “In his inscrutable wisdom God determined from all eternity that he would be revealed to his people through the Bible, his written revelation, the entirety of which we new dispensation believers now have in our hands. And the Bible as a written revelation must be read. God could have revealed himself savingly in Jesus Christ through some other means, but he determined that he...

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Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life: Reading

The Bible commends reading. Reading is a discipline of the Christian life.

Reading as a spiritual discipline is not the same as reading in general. Certainly, reading books on history, science, wars, animals, and economics (the list goes on) is to be recommended, providing they are wholesome. But reading as a spiritual discipline is more focused on explicitly Christian literature, Reformed literature—in short, biblical literature: the Standard Bearer, Beacon Lights, Reformed Free Publishing Association (RFPA) publications, and so many other books and periodicals that promote our growth in godliness. Of course, we read the Bible, too, and that ought to be our main book—but the reading of scripture has been treated in past articles on devotions.

Why do we read? Consider three reasons...

Also, a few reminders about reading are in order...

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RFPA Annual Meeting - "The Importance of Reading Church History"

  In the Nicene Creed the church confesses that there is only “one holy catholic and apostolic church.” This means that the Christian faith and life of the true church of Jesus Christ as she is manifested today in various denominations and congregations is rooted in the church of the past. Times may have changed but the church today shares with the church of the past the same Lord, the same faith, the same battle, the same hope, and the same...

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