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Attitude and Preparation

Delegates to the PRYP’s 1981 Convention, Beloved Young People and Friends:   First of all, we wish to express our deep appreciation for having been chosen to be one of the speakers to this convention. This honor we have enjoyed several times before when we were in the active ministry. But we want you to […]

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Working Out Our Own Salvation

We have been asked to give a brief dissertation on the text found in Philippians 2:12, 13. No motivation was given to signify the reason for this request. We are assuming that it was more than to give an old retired minister something to do. Was it perhaps because it appears on the surface that […]

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Following After Jesus

Introduction: We are pleased to be present with you on this 31st annual Convention, and to have a part in the program which has been arranged. We are also pleased with the general theme of this Convention, which is: Disciples of Christ. It struck me that such a theme would be chosen in a day […]

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Genesis 11

The Confusion of Tongues (Genesis 11:1-9) It would seem that when we compare what is recorded in these verses, especially verse 2, with what we read in Genesis 10: 8 -10, that we must conclude that the his­tory recorded in Chapter 11 is antecedent to that recorded in Chapter 10. If this conclusion is correct, […]

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Missions in the Protestant Reformed Churches

The Staff of Beacon Lights has requested us to write a brief article revealing the present status of missions in the Protestant Reformed Churches.  With this evident interest on the part of our young people in the matter of missions we are truly pleased.  We are quite sure it reflects the interest which most of […]

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The Next Convention

“What,” you say, “the next convention! Why, here it is only the month of May, and you are talking about the next convention already?” Yes, that’s right. And that’s because we really have something to talk about. A certain group of young people have been talking about the next convention ever since the last one. […]

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I Corinthians 7:25-9:27

OUTLINE 29 4. A TRUSTWORTHY JUDGMENT RE MARRIAGE AND CELIBACY (I Cor. 7:25-40)   a.   Occasion for its pronouncement. It is difficult to determine precisely what it is that is the occasion for the judgment the apostle here pronounces. In verse 26 the apostle speaks of “the present distress” or perhaps better translated “the impending […]

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I Corinthians 6:9 – 7:24

OUTLINE 25 4. THE FACT OF OUR CHRISTIAN LIBERTY—(I Cor. 6:9-20)   a. The bondage from which liberated. vss. 9-11. What the apostle has to say from here on to the end of the chapter has reference, of course, to the corrupt conditions he had called to their attention in chapter 5, and thus far […]

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I Corinthians 4:14 – 6:8

OUTLINE 21 6. CONCLUSIONS CONCERNING PARTISANSHIP (I Cor. 4:14-21)   a.   The Motivation of the Severe Rebuke: In verses 14 and 16 the apostle ex­presses two reasons for his writing as he had. The first of these is “to ad­monish them in love”. It was not his aim to air their sins and to expose […]

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I Corinthians 3:5 – 4:13

CORRECTION: Our attention has been called to a serious error we made in the interpretation rendered in Outline 16 of the previous issue. It was too late to make the correction before the material went to press. Hence we wish to call attention to it now. Under the sub-heading marked “Co­workers with God” which should […]

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