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Vision of Regular Baptist Press

Vision of Regular Baptist Press The Regular Baptist Press story is a 64-year-old plot line of publishing doctrinally sound church resources. The characters in this story have pursued a mission of glorifying God by providing church educational resources that are true to God’s Word and…
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Answered Prayer!

Answered Prayer! “When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me” (Ps. 138:3). Over the course of the past year, I asked the Lord for two teaching opportunities: one in the fall and one in the spring. The Lord was so…
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Publishing for Maturity

Publishing for Maturity The mission statement of any organization is what drives it and keeps it on course. Our mission statement at Regular Baptist Press is simple and to the point. We are committed to glorifying God by providing church educational resources that…
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RBP Visits Florida: Five Things I Learned

RBP Visits Florida: Five Things I Learned In the early part of January I made my first weeklong trip to represent Regular Baptist Press. Where do Chicagoland people go in January? Florida, of course! It was good to be back in Clearwater and to have the opportunity…
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Luke 2

Luke 2 Advent Day 25 by John F. Klem All of us at Regular Baptist Press want to wish you a very merry Christmas. We trust that you will enjoy this day however you have planned to spend it. Luke 2:1–20 In…
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Merry Christmas from RBP

Merry Christmas from RBP Christmas greetings from Regular Baptist Press! As the year comes to a close, I wanted to express my sincere appreciation to all of you who purchased and put to use our RBP products either personally or in your ministries. All…
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Christ and the Gospel

Christ and the Gospel Advent Day 24 by John F. Klem The gospel is really big and genuinely powerful! The gospel is big in terms of its vast, redemptive impact upon God’s creation. It is genuinely powerful in terms of its amazing, transformative nature…
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Christ Is the End of the Law

Christ Is the End of the Law Advent Day 23 by John F. Klem The subject of Old Testament law and its relationship to us today is a frequent conversation in the progress of our spiritual journey. We wonder what to do with it. Do we use…
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Christ, the Creator, Comes to His Creation

Christ, the Creator, Comes to His Creation Advent Day 22 by John F. Klem Some of the very big questions of life relate to ultimate reality—specifically, How did this world come into existence, and why am I here at this moment? A Christian worldview is deeply rooted…
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The Love of God

The Love of God Advent Day 21 by John F. Klem In this Advent meditation, I want to let the Word speak regarding God’s amazing love for us. Take your time reading these selections of Scripture and let the Spirit encourage and light the…
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‘I Am’

‘I Am’ Advent Day 20 by John F. Klem In our Advent readings I have attempted to saturate you with Biblical texts featuring the person and work of Jesus Christ. In this reading I will direct your attention to the seven “I…
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Behold, the Lamb of God

Behold, the Lamb of God Advent Day 19 by John F. Klem When we look into the eyes of a newborn child, we see helpless innocence. In response, all our protective and caring instincts kick into action. We hold the child so carefully. We make…
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Putting It All Together

Putting It All Together Advent Day 18 by John F. Klem The departure of Christ from this earthly life back to Heaven as recorded in Luke 24 has much to offer us in our Advent meditations. Although Advent focuses more on Jesus’ arrival, His…
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Christ, Our Shepherd King

Christ, Our Shepherd King Advent Day 17 by John F. Klem The historically accurate birth narratives of the Lord Jesus Christ are crafted in a way that blends royal and peasant motifs. The King of Kings is presented to us in the trappings of…
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Glimpses of Glory

Glimpses of Glory Advent Day 16 by John F. Klem The gospel of John is distinguished by its thematic focus on the glory of Christ disclosed in His earthly ministry. John puts the glory vocabulary to extensive use, in contrast with the synoptic…
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Expressions of Divine Love

Expressions of Divine Love Advent Day 15 by John F. Klem “I love you.” “Love you.” “Love you tons.” “All my love.” These are just a few of the many expressions of love we use in our English language to communicate how we feel…
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RBP Resources: The Director’s Favorites

RBP Resources: The Director’s Favorites The end of the year and the fresh start of a new calendar afford us the opportunity to evaluate the past year and to set priorities for the coming year. RBP has resources to help you in this process. Whether…
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The Awe of Christmas: The Word Becomes Flesh

The Awe of Christmas: The Word Becomes Flesh Advent Day 14 by John F. Klem In the doctrine of Christ, Philippians 2 is a foundational New Testament passage. It is the key theological passage regarding what Christ did to leave His eternal abode and to take on flesh…
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The Better Light of Christmas

The Better Light of Christmas Advent Day 13 by John F. Klem The glory of Christ is displayed for us in John 1:1–5. In these opening verses, John, the gospel writer, presents Christ to us as an eternal person (vv. 1, 2), the creator of…
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The Glory of the Eternal Christ

The Glory of the Eternal Christ Advent Day 12 by John F. Klem Our Advent meditations are designed to saturate you with multiple looks at the person and work of Christ from a variety of Old and New Testament passages. This saturation with Christ will deepen…
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The Career of the Suffering Servant

The Career of the Suffering Servant Advent Day 11 by John F. Klem I am intrigued by stories of innocent people who are convicted of horrible crimes and then imprisoned for lengthy periods of time. I think, how could this happen? I wonder, what is wrong…
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The Commitment of the Servant

The Commitment of the Servant Advent Day 10 by John F. Klem Our thoughts of Christmas and our seasonal experiences are all framed in the context of pleasantries. The birth of a newborn babe conjures up joyful and optimistic thoughts and feelings. The virgin birth…
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The Commission of the Servant

The Commission of the Servant Advent Day 9 by John F. Klem Our journey through the Advent season brings us to the second of the Servant Songs in the book of Isaiah, 49:1–13. The song divides nicely into two parts (49:1–6, 7–13). The first part…
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The Call of the Servant

The Call of the Servant Advent Day 8 by John F. Klem The book of Isaiah documents four songs that came to be known in the 1800s as the Servant Songs. They are found in Isaiah 42:1–9, 49:1–13, 50:4–11, and 52:13—53:12. Biblical scholars have debated…
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Divine Names of Christ

Divine Names of Christ Advent Day 7 by John F. Klem Lights are a distinctive feature of the Christmas season. They come in all sizes and colors, and when creatively configured they capture our attention with a sense of awe. The names of the…
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“God with Us” Theology

“God with Us” Theology Advent Day 6 by John F. Klem The prophetic text that holds our attention as believers during the Christmas season is Isaiah 7:14; its New Testament reference in Matthew 1:23. “To Ahaz, King of Judah God declared through the mouth…
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An Early Chapter in the Christmas Story

An Early Chapter in the Christmas Story Advent Day 5 by John F. Klem The book of Ruth is a short story of 85 verses in our Bible. It takes place in the days of the Judges during a time of famine in Bethlehem, “the house of…
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The Songs of Christmas Continue

The Songs of Christmas Continue Advent Day 4 by John F. Klem During the Christmas season, the book of Isaiah is a popular text in sacred Christmas music. Handel’s Messiah, for example, features a good portion of God’s Word given to us through the pen…
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The Songs of Christmas Begin

The Songs of Christmas Begin Advent Day 3 by John F. Klem The wise men who came from the east asked King Herod, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have…
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Advancing the RBP Story

Advancing the RBP Story by John F. Klem Life’s journey does not always go as expected. When Cathy and I moved to Florida three years ago, we planned to settle in for the long term. In fact, we brought her parents with us so…
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The Divine Plan and Promise of Christmas

The Divine Plan and Promise of Christmas Advent Day 2 by John F. Klem How can we have a Christmas joy founded in the Word during the busyness of the holiday season and the many festive activities? I believe a Word-based Christmas joy begins with thoughtful consideration…
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Countdown to Christmas

Countdown to Christmas Advent Day 1 by John F. Klem My childhood days were spent in Northeast Pennsylvania in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. Our local newspaper, the Times Leader, was delivered to our home each day. Once Thanksgiving passed, the Times Leader would print…
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Celebrate Christ through RBP Daily Meditations

Celebrate Christ through RBP Daily Meditations In the good providence of the Lord, we are living in a time when religious significance and Biblical truth are being squeezed out of our holiday celebrations. Retailers train employees to great customers with “Happy holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.”…
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A Jazzed-Up Sunday School?

A Jazzed-Up Sunday School? by John F. Klem The Wall Street Journal recently published an article entitled, “How Churches Are Rethinking Sunday School.” The author, Melanie Grayce West, documents how several New York City churches are rethinking and redesigning the traditional approach to Sunday…
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Information Technology Director

Job Title: Information Technology Director Reports to: Controller/Assistant Treasurer Department: Technology Purpose: The purpose of this position is to provide direction to Regular Baptist Ministries in meeting their technological needs by researching, coordinating, and implementing related support systems that will…
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Network Administrator

Job Title: Network Administrator Reports to: Information Technology Director Department: Information Technology Purpose: To provide support, maintenance, and administration in the areas of hardware, software, and telephony to all areas of the GARBC/RBP organization. Major Duties and Responsibilities: Maintain theintegrity,…
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Nursery

Nursery
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Planting Faith

Planting Faith
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Growing Faith

Growing Faith
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Junior High

Junior High
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Senior High

Senior High
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Adult Bible Study Curriculum

Adult Bible Study Curriculum
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It’s Grow Time

It’s Grow Time
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Regular Baptist Books

Regular Baptist Books
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Sunday School GPS

On a recent trip to Maryland, I used my phone as a GPS for the first time. The voice giving me directions seemed obsessive at times, telling me to “bear right” or “bear left” as I navigated a strange interstate.…
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Bible Puzzles from RBP

Bible Puzzles from RBP Church had been dismissed and most of the preschoolers had been collected by their parents. One toddler remained. To keep the child occupied while he waited for his parents, the teacher gave him a puzzle. The boy happily emptied the…
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Setting Goals for Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is more than a few days of fun for kids or a week of Bible stories and crafts, games and snacks, singing, laughter, and fun. VBS can be an effective outreach ministry. Meaningful, Effective Ministry VBS offers…
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Why a Nursery Curriculum?

“It’s the nursery. Just feed them, change them, and keep them out of their parents’ hair. That’s all there is to it. After all, they’re just babies.” This is how many people view their church’s nursery ministry. They see it…
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The Christmas Stand-ins

The Christmas Stand-ins A typical American family, the Allworths are in the throes of a minor crisis. Ernest Allworth—who, at his worst, can be a bit of a pessimist and a hypochondriac—fears he will be laid off. Shirley Allworth, an optimist and meticulous…
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RBP Curriculum Revision

Four Year Revision Project Draws to a Close The project was audacious and ambitious: Revise the entire children’s Sunday School curriculum and create a new line of products for the Middler age group. Perhaps “revision” isn’t even the best word…
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Accepting the Challenge

Leading Means: Choosing God by Faith Day 1: Time Alone with God This lesson will highlight the blessing of choosing God by faith. So while you are reading, look for choices people made. Start by reading Exodus 1 and 2,…
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Bringing Up…Letting Go

Bringing Up…Letting Go “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). Wonderfully exhausting. Painfully rewarding. Overwhelmingly mundane. Happily persevering. Heartbreakingly successful. Though these terms seem strange and contradictory,…
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Better than Medicine

Better than Medicine from Character Needed by Robert A. Allen This collection of 33 skits based on the character qualities found in Proverbs 15 was written specifically for use with children. Use in Sunday School, children’s church, Christian school chapels, VBS, camp, or…
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Truth Travelers, New RBP Middler curriculum

Truth Travelers, New RBP Middler curriculum “Third and fourth graders are like sponges—eager to soak up whatever you have to teach them,” says Andrea Chamberlain, an editorial assistant for Regular Baptist Press. But she also admits that teaching middlers can be both exciting and exhausting. “By…
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The First Family

“And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a…
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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name? “Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I” (Isaiah 52:6). The Christian life is not a religion. It is a deeply personal relationship…
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Importance of Identity

What could be better than teaching senior high students the truth of God’s Word, using relevant object lessons, helpful worksheets, and purposeful discussion questions? The senior high curriculum produced by Regular Baptist Press aims to present Biblical truth in a…
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Showing and Sharing My Faith

A Biblical approach to evangelism “For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for…
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Teaching Sunday School Is a ‘Holy Cause’

The editors and artists at Regular Baptist Press still agree with Robert Ketcham’s philosophy: Making solidly Biblical, Baptist curriculum is a holy cause, and our material is ideally suited for churches who desire Sunday School curriculum of the very highest…
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Driver’s Ed

Believers are examples to one another of living for God “For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;…
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Lukewarm Laodicea

Churches face the danger of disgusting the Lord Located forty-five miles southeast of Philadelphia was a city named Laodicea. Situated in the fertile Lycus Valley of what was at one time southern Phrygia, Laodicea is thought to have been established…
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A Man and His Country

The following excerpt has been edited and reformatted from lesson 4 of the new Men’s Bible Study from RBP, A Man and His Country by Allen Ferry. Lesson 4: Should a Christian Go to War? Preface I wrote most…
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Pornography

The following lesson has been excerpted, edited, and reformatted from RBP’s Summer 2007 senior high teacher guide, Real Faith Lessons: Current Issues in the Light of God’s Word. The full set of senior high curriculum includes a teacher guide, a…
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Ask Them Why

Interview with Author Jay Lucas As a Christian teen in a liberal public school, Jay Lucas was intimidated by the thought of being asked questions he couldn’t answer. So he never shared the gospel with his classmates. Since then, Jay…
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Charismatic Confusion

Charismatic Confusion in the 21st Century Preface to the Updated Edition Myron J. Houghton . . . Rather than interrupting the flow of Dr. Pickering’s work with my thoughts, I have chosen to provide this introductory update to the current…
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Men Behaving Badly

This interactive sample chapter has been edited and reformatted from lesson 3 of a new Men’s Bible Study from RBP, A Man and His Ethics by John Greening. Lesson 3 Rebellion against God is a choice—one we face every day.…
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Learning to Be Content in Every Circumstance

This interactive sample chapter has been edited and reformatted from lesson 4 of a new Women’s Study from RBP, The Secret of Contentment by Juanita Purcell. Lesson 4 “I know both how to be abased, and I know how to…
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