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Free Standard Bearer Special Issues

For many years the Standard Bearer has published special issues that recognize significant events in the Reformation of the church (e.g. Abraham Kuyper and the Reformation of 1886, The Synod of Dordt, etc.) or important topics in the believer's life (e.g. Prayer, The Reformation and a Holy Life, etc.). The RFPA has a surplus of inventory of many of these special issues and we are offering them at no charge for evangelism purposes, discussion groups, and personal use (Shipping charges will apply). To place your order call (616-457-5970) or email (mail@rfpa.org).

     

October 15, 1995: The Reformation of 1924

 

October 15, 1996: The Reformation of 1953

 

October 15, 1997: The Synod of Dordt, 1618, 1619

 

January 15, 1998: Reformed Worship

 

October 15, 1998: Abraham Kuyper and the Reformation of 1886

 

October 15, 1999: The Reformation and the Last Things

 

August 2000: 75 Years Anniversary Celebration

 

October 15, 2000: John Knox

 

October 15, 2002: The Reformation and a Holy Life

 

October 15, 2003: John Calvin

 

October 15, 2004: The Reformation and the Doctrine of Man

 

June 2005: Prayer

 

October 15, 2005: John Wycliffe

 

October 15, 2006: Reformation in the Netherlands

 

May 1, 2007: The Lord’s Day

 

October 15, 2007: Church Reformation, 1834

 

November 1, 2009: John Calvin—500th Anniversary

 

October 15, 2010: The Ecumenical Spirit of the Reformation

 

October 15, 2011: The Belgic Confession of Faith

 

October 15, 2012: The Reformation of 1857

 

October 15, 2014: Augustine

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All of Him

Thanksgiving does, indeed, imply joy and gladness of heart, but not in the abundance of earthly things, but in God who is really GOD, the Lord of all, who reigneth in the heavens above and on the earth beneath, who doeth all things well; who is, moreover, the God of our salvation in Christ Jesus our Lord, who forgiveth all our iniquities, who healeth all our diseases, and from whose fatherly hand we receive all things, rain and drought, fruitful and barren years, health and sickness, joy and sorrow, life and death, and who causes all things to work for our salvation.

To give thanks means, to be sure, that we point to blessings received, and that we count them one by one, but not so that we exclude from these benefits anything that we received from the hand of our heavenly Father in this valley of death, so that we speak of “many things to be thankful for” while we know not what to do with those experiences that were contrary to our earthly desires; but so that we consider all things, by faith, and in the light of His promise, as gifts of His grace, for the which He is to be praised and adored.

It means that we praise Him and glorify His holy name because of the abundance of His mercy over us, but again, not in the vain imagination that by doing so we add anything to His glory, and oblige Him to us, but in the deep sense that even our thanksgiving and praise is a gift of grace, an unspeakably great privilege which He bestows upon us, and for the which we owe Him thanks.

And thus it implies that we deeply humble ourselves before Him, who is God, the Lord, and acknowledge that we are wholly unworthy of all His benefits.

To acknowledge Him as God alone, and to prostrate ourselves in adoration before His throne,—that is thanksgiving.

All of Him, none of self!

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This excerpt was taken from a meditation written by Herman Hoeksema in 1946. Read the full article at the Standard Bearer Archives: http://standardbearer.rfpa.org/articles/all-him.

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October 1, 2016 Standard Bearer Issue

The October 1, 2016 Standard Bearer issue (Issue #1 in the new volume year 93), is on it's way to hard copy subscribers and esubscribers mailboxes worldwide!

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Standard Bearer Digital Index for Volumes 1-92 - Now Available!


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The Standard Bearer: Special Issue on Reformed Marriage

The April 15, 2016 issue of The Standard Bearer is a special issue devoted to the topic of Reformed Marriage.

Some of the articles you will read in this issue are:

  • Marriage for Life: A Blessing
  • The Reformed Wedding Ceremony
  • Still Using the Reformed Marriage Form?
  • Wedding Receptions: Sanctified Celebrations
  • Children: Calling and Blessing

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Standard Bearer - March 1 2016 issue

The March 1 issue of the Standard Bearer (hard copy & esubscription) is on its way to 2,247 subscribers!

Some of the articles you will read in this issue are:

Search the Scriptures | Wisely Laying Our End to Heart
A Word Fitly Spoken | Thought
Report from the Contact Committee | The Question of Psalter Revision: An Update

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RFPA Update Fall 2015 Issue

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Association Membership and Book Club Membership: Are They Important? Is There a Difference?

New Sign and Landscaping

New RFPA Publications Coming in October 2015

The Triple Knowledge

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2015 RFPA Annual Meeting Recap

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Standard Bearer Digital Index for Volumes 1-91 is Now Available!

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