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Stewardship: Its Privileges and Responsibilities

In the Bible we often read of stewards.  A steward is one who is responsible for goods placed in his care—to the owner—of what is placed in his care.  Being a steward is a responsible position and a high calling even in the sphere of man to man, but when we consider being stewards of […]

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We Serve God — Why?

It is a very personal but nevertheless pertinent question, why do we serve God? Young man sitting in your barracks, out in bivouac, or sleeping in your pup tent, lying prone in the mud or walking guard at some training post, or crouching in your foxhole on the battlefield while missiles of death screech and […]

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Kept From The Hour Of Temptation

There is an hour of temptation coming upon the world. An hour which will involve all mankind, for it is coming with the purpose of trying the inhabitants of the earth as in a refiner’s fire. When that dread hour comes all with be cast in the crucible; no one will escape.  The dross will […]

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Nature’s Weavers

“There was no bud, no bloom upon the bowers; The spiders wove their thin shrouds night by night; The thistle-down, the only ghost of flowers, Sailed slowly by—passed noiseless out of sight.” Thomas B. Read.   Dawn breaks.  Now the little weaver cautiously retreats, for during those long hours of darkness she has ceaselessly been […]

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To Our Boys in Service

May 20, 1943 Dear fellows:– Here in Grand Rapids the weather is still chilly, and we have had considerable rain the last few weeks, so that the farmers hereabouts cannot be in the field to sow their seed.  From other parts of the country we hear of cloud bursts, swollen rivers, flooded farmlands, crops destroyed.  […]

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Letters From Our Boys

Camp Murphy, Fla. Dear Friends, For some time I have wanted to write a letter for “Beacon Lights” but somehow the time was lacking.  However I am now waiting several hours for a train to take me to a different post, so I will take this opportunity to pass some of my experiences on to […]

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Wall Plaques

All of us have seen wall plaques containing scripture verses, mottoes, or poems in many homes.  Have you ever stopped to think what some of these say or mean?  If you have, I am sure you will find many deviating from our reformed doctrines especially if they are misinterpreted as many are.  So often we […]

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Prosperity

Prosperity You undoubtedly remember that only a few years ago, while we were supposed to be suffering a depression, people were always saying “prosperity was around the corner.” And then some wit would usually remark, “Yes, but where’s the corner?”  Well, there’s no doubt now but what we have found the corner.  Just when and […]

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The Protestant Reformed Hour

There was a time when a Protestant Reformed radio broadcast was considered a fantastic dream; the time ended two years ago, when the Protestant Reformed Hour, a broadcast sponsored by the Young Men’s Society of First Church, Grand Rapids, made a small, but significant beginning over radio station W.L.A.V.  The quality of the broadcast was […]

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Denominational Loyalty

It is always a pathetic sight to see a church that has lost the Truth and its spiritual power appealing to its members for allegiance.  Pathetic also on the part of those who are thus exhorted is the attempt to make an honest response to such an appeal. For usually in every church there is […]

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Let Thy Heart Cheer Thee

“Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes; but know thou that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.” Ecclesiastes 11:9 Doesn’t this advice sound rather […]

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