RFPA Update newsletter - Winter 2017

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Some of the Articles in this issue:
Justification by Faith Alone: The Heart of the Reformation
RFPA Annual Meeting
Book Review: Christianizing the World
New RPFA Staff member


RFPA Annual Meeting 2016 - "Lord Grant Boldness": The RFPA's Witness in the Sexual Revolution


Western society is presently in the grips of a powerful revolution. This is a revolution of massive scope and earth-shaking consequences. It is a sexual revolution, a revolution proudly trumpeting fornication, homosexuality, transgenderism, and the like. What are the origins of this revolution? How does it show itself in the present? What is the future of it? And then, what is the calling of the RFPA in the face of this revolution?

Mark your calendars to attend the RFPA Annual meeting September 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Providence Protestant Reformed Church, 1569 44th St SW, Hudsonville MI 49426.

Men, women, and young people are welcome! 


RFPA Annual Meeting 2015 Audio & Video

The RFPA 2015 Annual Meeting is now available online! 

The audio of just the speech by Rev. Richard Smit on "The Role of Reformed Literature in Reformed Missions is available at the RFPA website and Sermonaudio




Audio now available online! RFPA Annual Meeting: The Importance of Knowing Church History

We are excited to report a good turnout and an edifying assembly for our annual association meeting, held on September 25, 2014 at Grandville Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, MI.

Eighty association members were present and, by God's grace, we experienced the growth of 6 new association members; young, new members! What an encouragement to see the younger generation taking an interest in the important work of the RFPA!

Board president Michael Bosveld opened the evening with prayer, followed by Rev. Clayton Spronk's timely speech entitled "The Importance of Knowing Church History" and reports by the RFPA board secretary and treasurer.

The audio recording of the speech is available for download on SermonAudio.com. The audio of the entire meeting is available at our website on the Annual Meeting Speeches page. The text of the speech and the reports are being published in upcoming issues of the Standard Bearer.


THIS WEEK! - 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 purpose—to bring glory to name of our great God. The church must be conscious of her past history in order to be sure that she is continuing on the right path. In other words the study of church history is important.

The study of church history is all the more important because of the constant attack of enemies who seek to knock her off of the “old paths.” Satan desires that the members of the church be ignorant of their history. Lack of interest in church history plays into the evil one’s hands. Church history can then be distorted and used to spread false doctrine and support wicked behavior, as is often attempted today. The study of church history is an important part of the battle of faith she must wage to remain faithful to God.

That the church carries on this battle and remains faithful to God is of course not due at all to her own strength. God’s is the glory for his sovereign work through Jesus Christ of gathering, defending, and preserving his church. Do you confess you are and always will be a living member of the one holy catholic and apostolic church of Jesus Christ? Then church history is the history of God’s amazing faithfulness to you. So reading church history is important—to know what God has done—to thank God for what he has done.

THIS MEETING WILL BE LIVESTREAMED at Grandville PR Church's website.


Meeting location:

Grandville Protestant Reformed Church (Map)
4320 40th Street SW
Grandville, MI 49418


New Video and Audio! - 2011 RFPA Annual Meeting: "The 60th Anniversary of the Declaration of Principles: A Commemoration"


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2011 RFPA Annual Meeting

"The 60th Anniversary of the Declaration of Principles: A Commemoration"
Prof. David J. Engelsma
Date given: 09-22-2011
Location: Faith Protestant Reformed Church (Jenison, MI)
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