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Song of Christmas

O, Jesus, Word made flesh to dwell among us, How can I thank Thee for Thy Gift?  What way Can I in human frailty find to praise Thee best, Who came the price for my dread sin to pay? Thou wert despised, rejected for Thine Own, A man of sorrows from Thy day of birth. […]

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Dating

Dating can be one of the most enjoyable experiences a young person can have. It can also be the cause for some very traumatic times. Some boys fear rejection. Some girls are afraid that they will never be asked for a date. Often both are jittery because they do not know what is expected of […]

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An Outside Insight on Christmas

I think other writers have clearly stated, much better than I, what the Christian should have as a guide to the celebration of Christmas. I refer to Dirk Westra’s article of last year, “How Should We Cele­brate Christmas?” and Michael Bosveld’s contribution to the Christmas issue of Beacon Lights in 1989/1990. I admire the way […]

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History in God’s Classroom

Imagine that you are sitting in school, not just in any school, but in the school of God Himself. Imagine your teacher is the Holy Spirit, and that in front of you on the desk is your textbook, the Bible. The classes are truly inspiring as your teacher leads you from page to page, and […]

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The Advent of Christine

When Christine entered the roomy kitchen and drew up a chair on the yellow floor tiles, she had only a hazy notion how she would tell what she had in mind. She had just had a shower, dressed herself and felt right as rain that Saturday morning. She put a spoonful of sugar in the […]

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Three of David’s Mighty Men

II Samuel 23:15-17 – “And David longed and said, Oh that one would give me drink of water from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate! And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethle­hem, which was by the gate, and […]

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“The Boarder”*

Bill and Jane have a boarder in their home. He’s been with them for many years now. In fact, he joined their family soon after they got married. Now I could never understand why a young mar­ried couple would want to take a third party into their home, but Jane assured me that he was […]

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Called to Remember Our Creator

You Young People are aware, are you not, that in some of the verses in the Bible God is speaking directly to you, rather than to your parents? There are many verses in Scripture wherein He speaks about you. But there is a verse wherein He clearly is speaking directly to you, rather than to […]

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David’s Band

I Samuel 22:2: And every one that was in dis­tress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him (David), and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred. It was a strange band of men that gathered about David at […]

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The Pulpit in the Past and Now (2)

A short time ago we compared the content of the preaching from our pulpits in the past and now. There are still a few details that should be mentioned. As I ask around among our older folk about the difference in the preaching then and now the common remark is made, that the preaching is […]

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