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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


"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 Church
7551 12th Ave
Jenison MI 49428

(This meeting provides the only opportunity for men to join the Association.)

A nursery will also be provided.

 

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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 Church
7551 12th Ave
Jenison MI 49428

(This meeting provides the only opportunity for men to join the Association.)

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Our newest bible story book is now available for purchase!

JEHOVAH'S MIGHTY ACTS

Bible Stories by Nathan J. Langerak
Illustrated by Michael Welply

NOW AVAILABLE!

Stories of salvation and might: The creation of the world, God’s word to Adam and Eve after the fall, the worldwide flood, God raising up Moses to deliver Israel from Egypt, God’s provision of manna in the wilderness, and the Jews’ return home after seventy years of captivity—these are all saving acts of Jehovah towards his covenant people in the Old Testament. And they all show one of God’s most important perfections: though his people often sin against him and are unfaithful, God is always faithful to his covenant promises he makes with his people in Jesus Christ.

The first book in the Tell His Wonders series of Bible stories, the stories and accompanying illustrations in Jehovah’s Mighty Acts are a tool for parents of the church to use in the instruction of their children about the theme and truth of Jehovah’s mighty acts of salvation in the Old Testament, mighty acts which pointed to the mightiest act of all—salvation in Jesus Christ.

96 pages
hardcover
Retail: $24.95
Book club: $21.21
(NOTE: This book is being sent automatically to book club members. A notice had gone out prior to this book's release about the option of opting out of receiving this title).
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NATHAN J. LANGERAK is a minster in the Protestant Reformed Churches of America. He is the author of Walking in the Way of Love, a two-volume commentary on the book of 1 Corinthians. He and his wife and their six children live in Crete, Illinois.

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"Thoroughly covenantal, consistently biblical, and beautifully Christo-centric"

Thoroughly covenantal, consistently biblical, and beautifully Christo-centric, Jehovah’s Mighty Acts chronologically highlights stories from Old Testament history for the elementary-aged child, explaining how each story displays a wonder of God’s grace toward his people. As a mother of several children falling in this age group, I especially appreciated Rev. Langerak’s accessible language and simple sentence structure, while at the same time maintaining the depth of spiritual truth contained in each biblical story. In fact, Jehovah’s Mighty Acts both encourages and instructs both the child listening and the adult reading aloud as well!

It is refreshing to use a Bible story book that doesn’t require the Reformed believer to weed out false interpretations or inaccurate accounts of biblical events. And though God has blessed the Reformed church with several lovely classic children’s Bible story books, a fresh recounting of these stories and a creative new format powerfully cements biblical history in our children’s minds anew.

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Book review: "This book's strength lies in the author’s applications"

Sarah Mowery is the children's book reviewer for the magazine Perspectives in Covenant Education. She is a wife and mother and attends Loveland Protestant Reformed Church in Loveland, Colorado.

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Jehovah’s Mighty Acts, the newest RFPA children’s publication (to be released August 2019), is the first in a series by Rev. Nathan Langerak entitled Tell His Wonders. In thirty-one chapters (one hundred pages) Rev. Langerak surveys Old Testament history from Genesis through Esther. The book’s target age is 7–10 years, but the superb, original color illustrations by Michael Welply, illustrator of The Random House Book of Bible Stories, will intrigue children much younger (as well as adults).

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"We will not hide them from their children..."

JEHOVAH'S MIGHTY ACTS

Bible Stories by Nathan J. Langerak

Illustrated by Michael Welply

The creation of the world, God’s word to Adam and Eve after the fall, the worldwide flood, God raising up Moses to deliver Israel from Egypt, God’s provision of manna in the wilderness, and the Jews’ return home after seventy years of captivity—these are all saving acts of Jehovah towards his covenant people in the Old Testament. And they all show one of God’s most important perfections: though his people often sin against him and are unfaithful, God is always faithful to his covenant promises he makes with his people in Jesus Christ.

The first book in the Tell His Wonders series of Bible stories, the stories and accompanying illustrations in Jehovah’s Mighty Acts are a tool for parents of the church to use in the instruction of their children about the theme and truth of Jehovah’s mighty acts of salvation in the Old Testament, mighty acts which pointed to the mightiest act of all—salvation in Jesus Christ.

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Nathan J. Langerak is a minster in the Protestant Reformed Churches of America. He is the author of Walking in the Way of Love, a two-volume commentary on the book of 1 Corinthians. He and his wife and their six children live in Crete, Illinois.

Michael Welply has illustrated more than eighty books, including The Random House Book of Bible Stories, and Biblical Times, published by Simon and Schuster. He has two adult children and three grandchildren. He and his wife live in Levet, France.

Retail: $24.95 | Book club: $21.21
96 pages | hardcover
Coming early August 2019!

 

CHAPTER PREVIEW

This new children's book release WILL BE sent automatically to RFPA book club members, UNLESS you opt-out from receiving it. Click: Email to opt-out. You must opt-out by June 28, 2019.

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RFPA Update newsletter - Winter 2019

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Reaching the broadest possible audience
  • Theological Book Network
  • "A teaching aid on the Canons"
  • Gold star membership
  • RFPA classics reprinted
  • God's Everlasting Covenant of Grace published in Spanish
  • Coming Soon! Jehovah's Mighty Acts
  • Coming Soon! Letters from Katie Luther: A Novel
  • Seeking donors
  • His Mercy Endureth Forever reviews
  • RAM conference
  • Iron Sharpens Iron pastors' luncheon

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Book Review of His Mercy Endureth Forever

Psalm 136 stands on its own merit. It needs no extraneous efforts to prop it up. Just read this chapter. Read it aloud. In exalted language the psalm rehearses a litany of God’s wonders to Israel and his covenant care of his people. What is most memorable is the refrain (repeated 26 times!): “For his mercy endureth forever.” Above all, Psalm 136 is a psalm to be sung, and new RFPA illustrator, Kathleen DeJong, does not overlook this important aspect in her artistic renderings. The opening page of His Mercy Endureth Forever includes enhanced line drawings of ancient musical instruments, and the book closes with a musical score from Psalm 136.

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