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Winter Comes

NOTE: The following sonnet first appeared in the Covenant Christian High School student paper, The Crier. The eerie echoing wing-song of the geese Spreads south across the cooling cloud-grey skies To tell that winter’s cold white hand shall seize The helpless land and all that therein lies. So, too, the ever-dying trees do print The […]

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Interpreter

There is no interpreter. -Pharaoh’s Officers There is with Him an Interpreter, one among a thousand. Elihu Leaving Goodwill, Christian went on in his journey. He knew that he would soon come to Interpreter’s house. For the Narrow Way, which led from the Strait Gate, would not be without the landmark of an occasional house […]

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News From, For and About Our Churches

Miscellaneous Mr. and Mrs. John Holleman from South Holland celebrated their forty-fifth wedding anniversary with an open house on November 21 in the church. The Grand Rapids area churches have recently been honored to hear all of our seminarians preach their first sermons. Their hard work certainly is evidenced in these first visits to the […]

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Jehovah’s Rainbow Spans the Sky

ED. NOTE: For many years no event in our church at Redlands, California has been without the inspiring poetry of Miss Sue Porte. Here we wish to share her thoughts with you. In the springtime of the year Gentle breezes stir the air Flowers bloom in grand array Songbirds trill their love songs gay, Tiny […]

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An Inheritance Among Them Who Are Sanctified

“Then came the daughters of Zelophehad…and they stood before Moses…saying…Give us a possession among the brethren of our father….” Numbers 27:1-4 There always are among God’s people those who are violent; those who take the kingdom of heaven by force. No, they do not try to take it with the edge of the sword. The […]

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Love and Unity

The accusation is frequently made against the Protestant Reformed Churches that we lack love; we do not express any love for one another, but are always at each other’s throats, bickering and disputing over a host of unimportant matters. Many charge that our people are not kind and considerate of those who visit our churches. […]

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Closer To God

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” The Deist says that there is a God, alright, but he is so far removed from this world that he only visits us once in a while. The Pantheist says that everything is God—I am God. To all of these the child of God answers, […]

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Fight For The Truth

Author’s Note I was assigned to write a report on “Trends in the Church” for my Bible course at Central Christian High School in Grand Rapids. It was understood that this would mean trends in the Christian Reformed church even though I am now Protestant Reformed. While I was doing my research on this assignment, […]

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Bridging The Gap

Ed. Note: This is the first contribution received for the public opinion column “Bridging the Gap.” Readers are encouraged to send the editor their opinions and ideas concerning the generation gap. January 6, 1970 Dear Beacon Lights Staff: I wish to write a few comments about the “generation gap.” But before I proceed, let me […]

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Tongues, Healing and You

Tongues, Healing and You By Don Hillis Baker Book House, 63 pages, $1.00 Tongues, Healing and You, by Don Hillis is a book which discusses the problem of tongues and healing in the world today. The author divided his book into two parts, one dealing with tongues, the other with healing. Since the church has […]

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The Bible Quiz Book

The Bible Quiz Book By Frederick Hall Baker Book House, 140 pages, $1.50 This book written by Frederick Hall is divided into seven sections, each presenting a different type of quiz. Included in these sections are quizzes about different characters from the Bible, true or false quizzes and questions about retold stories. All but a […]

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We Need You Here, Lord—Prayers From the City

We Need You Here, Lord—Prayers From the City By Andrew W. Blackwood, Jr. Baker Book House, 124 pages, $3.95 This book is a collection of prayers prayed by the author, pastor of the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia. These prayers come close to being profane. They speak of nothing soundly Reformed, minimizing our salvation, the […]

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The New Testament in Crossword Puzzles

The New Testament in Crossword Puzzles By Lucille Johnson Baker Book House, $1.50 This book written by Lucille Johnson, not only presents a challenge and pastime, but an opportunity to learn more about the Bible. There are many quotations from the Bible, with a word or two missing. To fill in the puzzle the words […]

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Who, What, Where Bible Quizzes

Who, What, Where Bible Quizzes By Max Stilson Baker Book House, 93 pages, $1.50 Who, What, Where Bible Quizzes written by Max Stilson is another book that would be ideal for Young People’s Society or Sunday School, but also for children and adults who wish to increase their knowledge of the Bible. As its title […]

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Know Your Bible Quiz Book

Know Your Bible Quiz Book By Amos R. Wells Baker Book House, 135 pages, $1.50 Know Your Bible Quiz Book, written by Amos R. Wells, is divided into thirty sections, each section containing fifty questions. The questions range from difficult to simple, most of them lying between the two extremes. A book like this would […]

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