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Daniel Cawdrey (1588-1664) was a Calvinistic Presbyterian minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He was a man of great consideration, eminently learned, and a noted member of the Westminster Assembly. He preached sometimes to the members of parliament…was ejected from his living at Great Billing, and separated from his friends and his flock by the Act of Uniformity, after having labored, for the edification of his people in that place for 37 years. He was among the best puritan scholars of his day.
This book is a lesson to help children understand the bible’s teaching of justification, and the work that Jesus Christ accomplished on behalf of his people (in theology this is called Christ’s imputation to believers). Most adults have a difficult time understanding justification and imputation. In this easy to understand story, both parents and children alike will see what it means to be justified by God through the blood of Jesus Christ through the eyes of a little girl. “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” (Rom. 5:9). “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7).
It also has listed at the end of the story a study aid to help parents teach their children the major themes found in the book.
In old England, an apprentice was a novice who engaged in a covenant with a tradesman to learn a particular trade. A workbook of this kind for today’s Christian, was created to engage the student of the Bible to be apprenticed under the historical pastors, theologians and teachers of Reformed Theology. As the Christian learns and grows in Christ through the Bible, they mature into a Reformed Apprentice.
As with each of the workbooks in this series, its purpose is to guide the Christian into a deeper knowledge and relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, as he has revealed himself to the church in his Word and by his Spirit through the centuries in Reformed Theology. Cultivating a relationship with Christ takes work; and every Christian is commanded by God to have communion with the Father, through Christ, in the power of the Spirit. How powerful is your devotional life?
This volume specifically covers the three spiritual disciplines which make up private devotions in bible reading and study, prayer and godly meditation. It extensively quotes the Reformers, the Puritans, and Reformed theologians from various ages in order to aid the Reformed Apprentice in coming to a knowledge of what truly constitutes biblical private devotions as taught in Scripture, Reformed Theology and the Reformed Faith.