Study material

Study material is in depth material about a certain topic of the christian faith and a good knowledge of the christian faith is needed to get the most benefit out of this material.
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Notes on the Canons of Dort Notes on the Canons of Dort
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Notes on the Canons of Dort

During the course of 1997 when Rev C Bouwman was minister of the Church of Kelmscott he conducted a fortnightly Post-Confession class in which he dealt with the Canons of Dort.
One of the "students" took notes which were subsequently copied and distributed. A revised/improved book form edition of these notes is available from; Pro Ecclesia Bookshop, 222b Jull Street Armadale, Western Australia.

Notes on the Belgic Confession Notes on the Belgic Confession
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Notes on the Belgic Confession

During the course of 1996 when Rev C Bouwman was minister of the Church of Kelmscott he conducted a weekly Post-Confession class in which he dealt with the Belgic Confession.
One of the "students" took notes which have since been published.
A revised/improved book form edition of these notes is available from;
Pro Ecclesia Bookshop, 222b Jull Street Armadale, Western Australia.

PRINCIPLES BEHIND REFORMED CHURCH POLITY PRINCIPLES BEHIND REFORMED CHURCH POLITY
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PRINCIPLES BEHIND REFORMED CHURCH POLITY

A study relating to the Church Order does not seem so very relevant or helpful to the questions we face in the daily lives we’re given to live. What, forsooth, has the government of the church got to do with our labours in the factory, our responsibilities with our children?! Is church government not simply a minister’s speciality − a field of study with which we need not burden our brains? Come to think of it, is church polity not simply church politics...?

Principles and Practice of Reformed Church Polity Principles and Practice of Reformed Church Polity
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Principles and Practice of Reformed Church Polity

"The Lord of the Church has revealed in His Word particular principles concerning the way He  wishes His church to be governed. In the "Church Order" these principles get worked out into concrete regulations."
During the course of 1998 when Rev C Bouwman was minister of the Church of Kelmscott he conducted a fortnightly Post-Confession class in which he dealt with the "Principles and Practice of Reformed Church Polity." What follows are the notes taken by one of the "students".
A revised/improved book form edition of these notes entitled "Spiritual Order for the Church"is available from Premier Printing in Winnipeg.

WHY A COURSE ON THE BELGIC CONFESSION? WHY A COURSE ON THE BELGIC CONFESSION?
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WHY A COURSE ON THE BELGIC CONFESSION?

In His mercy God established His covenant with each one of us. Without any asking on our part, God reached out to each of us and said "You are mine." Within this covenant, God gave us promises which can be found summarised in the "Form for Baptism" (Book of Praise, pg 584).
These promises are very personal promises for each one of God's children. In order to let this fact be impressed upon us, we do well to read these promises in the first person:

Prayer Prayer
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Prayer

"Prayer is the most important part of the thankfulness which God requires of us. Moreover, God will give His grace and the Holy Spirit only to those who constantly and with heartfelt longing ask Him for these gifts and thank Him for them." (Lord's Day 45 Heidelberg Catechism )
A series of articles on prayer by Rev C Bouwman. These articles appeared in "Una Sancta" during 1996 and 1997