People often ask, "What is a Reformed church?" or "What do you mean by Reformed?" Smallman's booklet will help pastors and churches answer these questions clearly. While teaching new member classes, Smallman writes "I got a sense of the kind of issues that are in peoples' minds as they struggle to understand and appreciate the core doctrines and "traditions of the church." Here he discusses the Reformed view of Scripture, divine sovereignty, the covenant, the law, the church, and the kingdom.
An introduction to the Reformed view of Scripture, divine sovereignty, the covenant of grace, the law of God, the church, and the kingdom of God.
Stephen Smallman served for over forty years in pastoral ministry. He is an urban missionary serving with CityNet Ministries and is Assistant Pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church in Glenside, Pennsylvania.
Basics of the Faith booklets introduce readers to basic Reformed doctrine and practice. On issues of church government and practice they reflect that framework - otherwise they are suitable for all church situations.
A clear, biblical, and beautiful summary of Calvinism or the Reformed Faith. This could be helpful to a new Christian as well as older Christians . . . easy to read and accurate.
An excellent resource for new members classes . . . well written, Stephen Smallmans warmth and pastoral manner come through. . . . I am aware of no other resource that covers the same ground.
Smallman does an admirable job in covering a lot of material without sacrificing accuracy or clarity. His style is easy to read and conversational in tone, yet rich in content. He expresses things in a way that averts stereotypical criticisms of Reformed beliefs.
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