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Faithful from the Outset

“But Daniel purposed in his heart, that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.” Daniel 1:8. An immediate temptation! An immediate temptation faced Daniel and his three friends […]

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Convention

There is at present only one that can properly be called the Convention. Only one that we have in mind when we constantly speak of it in that way. There have been many conventions of various groups. There have been other conventions of the FPRYPS. But the one that now stands in the lime lights […]

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1944 Young People’s Convention

Our Young People’s Convention is coming; Of course we’ll all try to be there; We’ll plan our vacations accordingly, And start saving our dimes for the fare; To make this the best of Conventions- Both in numbers and spiritually Is our aim, our ambition, endeavor; For this we will work, hope and pray. We’ll miss […]

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An Insect Soloist

“The trees which the Lord has planted are fed, And over the earth their branches are spread. They keep in their shelter the birds of the air, The life of each creature the Lord makes His care.”   Rasping and vibrating is the song of the world’s noisiest insect—the cicada, frequently known as the Harvest […]

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Blessed are the Meek

“Blessed are the Meek” by Zofia Kossak. This is an historical novel which restores one of the critical periods of Christian history. It has as its background the history of the end of the twelfth and the beginnings of the thirteenth centuries. Francis of Assisi is the hero of the story, but Jean de Brienne […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Dear Friends: Things have also been changing on the home front here at Fuller Ave. Rev. Veldman received and accepted the call of our Fourth Church and on July 23 preached his farewell sermon, at which time we also had a letter of Rev. De Wolf that he accepted the call of our Fuller Ave. […]

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Letters From Our Boys

Somewhere in England, Dear Friends: For some time I have intended to write this letter, especially to show my thankfulness in receiving my copies of “Beacon Lights.” Sometimes they come irregularly but are always welcome. In one edition we boys in the service were urged to write about our doings, etc., but at times we […]

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Blessed Are Peacemakers

Man seeks for wise and gifted men, To rid the world of war, For great men filled with courage To bring peace for evermore.   Man only sees external war, In the air, on land, on sea, Of ruined cities and dying men Man wants the victory.   Man wants peace upon this earth And […]

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Strong in the Lord

Sometimes our way seems hard. The future lies before us dark and gray; Mists veil the path ahead, Unknown the trials to come, unknown the way. Faint-hearted then we fear The coming hours today, we fear the morrow, And we so fain would know What lies in store for us of joy or sorrow.   […]

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Who Was to Blame?

It was on a hot Sunday evening, June 20, 1943, that thousands of people were gathered in Belle Isle Park. They were eagerly watching a fist fight between a white sailor and a negro boy. It was then, too. that many false rumors were being spread about such as the one overheard in a negro […]

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For or Against

Jim was a nice young man. Bill and Bob were also nice fellows. And the three of them had been friends for many years. They lived in the same neighborhood and were the same age. And since they had gone through School together and were always in the same classes, it might be expected that […]

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Like a Drop of Rain

Even though it was a day in June, it was damp and chilly. Earlier in the morning, threatening clouds had gathered in the sky like a dark ceiling, which had broken loose into a furious downpour of huge drops, and had now settled into a fine, all afternoon rain. It was two o’clock that afternoon […]

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The Reformed Witness Hour

On Sunday, August 6, the Reformed Witness Hour entered upon its fourth season of broadcasting the Reformed Truth over the air. It was the first time the broadcast had ever been heard during the summer months, and also marked the first occasion on which another speaker than the Rev. H. Hoeksema was featured. Many of […]

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To Our Sailor Brother

The night, was dark, some nineteen hundred years ago, ’Twas on the sea of Galilee; When men of God across the murky deep did row. Their hands accustomed to the sea. Yet when the billows tossed and fell, Their hearts began to sink in fright; They thought their hour of death did knell, When Jesus […]

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I Go Alone

I go alone Upon the narrow way that leads Through shadowed valleys, over rocky heights, To glorious plains beyond; And sometimes when the way is very lone I cry out for companionship, and long For fellow-travelers on the toilsome path, Until a Voice of sweetest music whispers. “My grace sufficient is, no other guide thou […]

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