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RFPA Bible Curricula

RFPA Bible Curricula

The first series, Suffer Little Children (Grades 1-3), consists of teacher's manuals for each grade and workbooks for Grades 2 and 3. Textbook 1 includes an introduction to the series, which provides a basis and approach for teaching Scripture, as well as practical tips on storytelling and other teaching aids. Suffer Little Children Textbook (Grade 1) 347 pages, paperback (no accompanying workbook) Suffer Little Children Textbook (Grade 2) 195 pages, paperback Suffer Little Children Student's Workbook (Grade 2) 57 pages, paperback Suffer Little Children...

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Irresistible Grace

Irresistible Grace

Neither is it the case that one defends the truth of sovereign grace by denying, or downplaying, the activity of faith. One does not show himself to be a staunch advocate of irresistible grace by getting nervous whenever someone speaks of our repenting, our believing, or our coming to Christ, as if this puts the emphasis on man, man's work, and man's ability, and jeopardizes the truth of sovereign grace.

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“We must come to Jesus”

“We must come to Jesus”
We must come to Jesus. And Jesus leaves us nothing but the confession that we are sinners, damnable and corrupt, sinners who must be and only can be saved by pure and sovereign grace. Read More

A Story of Faith Amid War... Pre-order Today!

A Story of Faith Amid War... Pre-order Today!

August 1862. Eighteen-year-old Harm van Wyke finds his quiet life in the Dutch Reformed community of Holland, Michigan upended by the American Civil War. Harm’s minister, Rev. Albertus van Raalte, encourages the young men of his community to join the Union army. Harm hesitates to leave his home, but when his friends portray the war as a grand adventure, he gives in and joins them. As Harm and his friends travel to army camps in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and then Louisville, Kentucky,...

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Concerning the purpose of the Church Order

Concerning the purpose of the Church Order

No Christian can observe and study life and the world in which we live without seeing that God loves order. The seasons of the year, our own bodies, and all things created tell us, in spite of the mars and scars of sin, that the great Creator of all things is a God of order. The Bible, God’s special revelation, tells us the same thing emphatically.

Now God is ever true to Himself. Sublime harmony and order mark His triune being. Consequently God can do nothing in a haphazard, slipshod fashion. That would militate against His very essence. That would be ruinous in its effect upon His creation.

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Reformed Education

Reformed Education

For parents to connive at their children’s disrespect for any teacher, much more to foster disrespect, is for parents to assist in making rebels whom God will cut off from the land, and is for parents to cut their own throats. It is the parents’ own authority in the teacher that they are undermining. There may no more be disparagement of teachers in the presence of the children than a disparagement of each other by parents. As regards the teacher’s weaknesses and faults, parents and students alike must always keep in mind the instruction of the Heidelberg Catechism as to how God requires us to respond to the “infirmities” of those in authority: “patiently bear with their weaknesses and infirmities, since it pleases God to govern us by their hand” (Q. 104).

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Job: God's Sovereignty in Suffering

Job: God's Sovereignty in Suffering

This is an extract from chapter 26 of Job: God's Sovereignty in Suffering, by Ronald Hanko, pages 125-129, published by the RFPA. Hanko is expounding Job 38–39. _______________ At Sinai, in the wilderness, in the pillar of cloud and fire, in his coming with clouds at the end of all things, the power and ferocity of storms announce his presence both as judge and as savior of his people. In this case he comes as savior of Job and his three friends. From the storm God...

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Ignited by the Word - A New Children's Magazine!

Ignited by the Word - A New Children's Magazine!

Now Available! Ignited by the Word is a new quarterly children’s magazine from the RFPA. Standard Bearer subscribers are receiving the first two issues at no charge. Others who sign up for Ignited by the Word will also receive these issues for free. To learn more, visit ignitedbytheword.org. Click on the image below icon to read a sample.  

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"All declare the glory of God"

"All declare the glory of God"

“All creatures reflect God's glory and tell us something of the heavenly kingdom ... all creatures in the universe, great and small whether telescopical or microscopical, are so many characters, signs, letters, or words which lead us to contemplate God! The whole universe is God-environed and God-oriented. The things of God are understood by the things that are made. Study such a great object as the sun, or consider the infinitesimal creatures in a drop of water: each one of these...

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Depravity and Regeneration (11): "In the way of a holy life of obedience"

Depravity and Regeneration (11): "In the way of a holy life of obedience"
The experience of fellowship with God, the joy and peace that accompanies such fellowship is rooted in the work of Christ, imparted through a justifying faith in Christ, and enjoyed as the believer walks in the way of, down the path of, a holy life of obedience. This Scriptural terminology is necessary for the reasons Rev. Griess points out in his article. (The reader would well equip himself to read that article as well as all of them in his series.) For that reason, we may not look at this phrase with suspicion as if it is “indistinctive language” or “the phrase needs careful explanation if it is used.” Of course, it needs to be defined. So do the terms grace or love. The phrase “in the way of a holy life of obedience” must be above suspicion. When a believer through the weakness of his faith gives in to his old man of sin and walks in the way of disobedience and sin, God by his grace withholds from him the joy and peace that he experiences when walking in the way of obedience. God does this in order to bring his child back to him in the way of repentance. Read More

The Unforgiving Servant

The Unforgiving Servant

The relation is reciprocal: if we fail to forgive our brother, it is only because we have not been forgiven by God. We have not known forgiveness for our sins. There is a subtle nuance here. We do not know forgiveness, because we do not confess our sins. We do not confess our sins, because we do not know them in our pride. It is precisely that pride which is the reason for a sense of superiority over against our brother and an unwillingness to forgive him.

Likewise, when we fail to forgive our brother, we do not experience forgiveness ourselves. We cannot hold grudges against our brother, refuse to forgive him, and then expect God to forgive us. This is making a hollow mockery of God and his mercy. God will cast us into the place of torment if from our hearts we do not forgive our brother his trespasses.

Therefore, only in the way of forgiving our brothers will we experience the blessed peace of forgiveness. Experiencing this forgiveness, we will sing, “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile” (Ps. 32:1, 2). Forgiving one another, we will live in the rich blessedness of the communion of saints who together have salvation in the cross of Jesus Christ.

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Through Many Dangers – a Civil War story…preorder today!

Through Many Dangers – a Civil War story…preorder today!

August 1862. Eighteen-year-old Harm van Wyke finds his quiet life in the Dutch Reformed community of Holland, Michigan upended by the American Civil War. Harm’s minister, Rev. Albertus van Raalte, encourages the young men of his community to join the Union army. Harm hesitates to leave his home, but when his friends portray the war as a grand adventure, he gives in and joins them. As Harm and his friends travel to army camps in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and then Louisville, Kentucky,...

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From the RFPA Board—A Letter Re: Copyediting

From the RFPA Board—A Letter Re: Copyediting Dear RFPA Supporter, Members of the Board and staff of the RFPA have recently received questions concerning some of our books. In response to these questions, we have carefully researched the titles in question and have found that some of these books were improperly copyedited. We are deeply sorry that this happened and are working as quickly as possible to correct this. Our in-house definition of copyediting is as follows: “The purpose of copyediting...

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