The Reformed Witness Committee of Hope has produced a number of pamphlets for the purpose of evangelism. Digital copies of these pamphlets are listed below.
The Building of a Home: Proverbs 24:1-4
In today’s modern society, the foundations of many homes have crumbled to the ground. Divorce is rampant. Adults prefer the pleasures of life to raising a family. Children are brought up rebellious and self-seeking. Sin is welcomed into the home through all forms of media and entertainment. What is a real home in light of scripture? How is a home builded, and how does it continue to endure in this world? Herman Hanko, pastor at Hope from 1955 to 1963, instructs us on this very timely topic in this pamphlet.
The Children of the Promise
This pamphlet is the published sermon of Herman Hoeksema, a founding father of the Protestant Reformed Churches, on Romans 9:6-8. Although originally published in the mid-1900’s, this pamphlet provides very relevant instruction by answering the vital questions: “Who does God save?” and “How are believers required to act in this world?”
Christ’s Predetermined Death
Jesus’ death on the cross was a violent, painful death. Why did He have to die? The blood that Jesus shed on the cross is held precious by His believers, but why? In this pamphlet Robert C. Harbach examines the death of Jesus in light of Acts 2:23 and the rest of the Bible to tell us how Christ’s death was the ultimate predetermined sacrifice and not a contingency plan of God.
Phebe: An Example for the Christian Woman
Phebe occupied an important place in the church at Cenchrea as mentioned in Romans 16:1-2, and this is included by the Holy Spirit in the Scriptures for our instruction. Advocates for women’s ordination in the church offices teach that Phebe is an example of a deacon, but is this what the apostle teaches? If not, does this text have any real value for the church of today? Herman Hanko, pastor at Hope from 1955 to 1963, instructs us on the place of excellency that women hold in the church of Christ based on this passage of scripture.
A Study in Eschatology
This study in the end times of this world originally was a series of pamphlets written by Jason Kortering, pastor at Hope from 1966 to 1970. Although written several decades ago, this study is relevant to us today more than ever before. It uncovers the truth in the Bible’s teachings about life after death, the signs of the end times, and the final return of Christ by delving into John’s dreams recorded in the Book of Revelation and other passages of Scripture. It also provides strength and encouragement to persevere as this world continues to draw closer to its end.
What It Means to be Reformed
Although many in today’s church world would call themselves “Reformed,” they do not understand what it means. What is the true meaning of the word “Reformed” in regards to church history? How do Reformed teachings compare to all the other teachings of scripture proclaimed by various religious groups? How does a truly Reformed faith view this life and our calling in this world? Herman Hanko, pastor at Hope from 1955 to 1963, examines these topics and much more in this published version of a 1990 lecture he delivered in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.