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Questions and Response

Questions from Mrs. George Hoekstra: What does Rev. Engelsma mean by the words “snot-nosed children, of uneducated parents” as found in the April issue of the Beacon Lights, page 4? Are covenant children “snot-nosed” and are all covenant parents “uneducated”? Is this the proper way to speak about covenant children and parents?   Response: In […]

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Modern Times

Everybody is in a hurry today and running out of time. Even the simple, slow-paced farm life is changing drastic­ally. Some of the older farmers around can tell us how they started farming with a team of horses, milked cows by hand and farmed forty acres of land. Today, farming can be done with air […]

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I Samuel Chapters 17, 18, 19

A. David and Goliath (chapter 17). 1. Goliath of Gath: a. Look up Joshua 11:22 and Numbers 13:28-33 in connection with Genesis 6:4 and explain who Goliath was. b. Was Goliath the last of the race of giants? Cf. I Chr. 20:4-8. c. How tall was Goliath? d. By consulting a Bible Dictionary or Encyclopedia […]

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Loving Your Wife for Christ’s Sake

In Colossians husbands are exhorted to love their wives and not to be bitter against them. My first reaction is, of course I’ll love her. Doesn’t it even strike you as an action that you can’t help but do. Especially if you are engaged now or newly married. You may say I have spent my […]

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God’s Omnipresence

“Whither shall I go from Thy Spirit? or whither shall I flee from Thy presence?’’ (Ps. 139:7) The theme of this passage is God’s omnipresence. Not that the psalmist would want to, but no one can escape to a place where God is not. The psalmist looks at the matter personally; Whither shall I go? […]

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Education, A Preparation for Life

Introduction 1.  One of the many questions which you as Reformed Young People confront as you grow and develop into spiritual maturity is the question, “What will God have me do in life? or What place does God have for me in His Kingdom?” and then too, “How do I know and find out this […]

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We are living in a day in which there is a moral crisis developing in our land. Just recently someone opened a pornography shop about five blocks down the street from our home; and there is a growing movement in which several local churches are cooperating to try to prevent this shop from expanding and, […]

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Brotherly Love

“Let brotherly love continue.” Heb. 13:l I. The Brother A. What is the meaning of “brother” in Hebrews 13:1? 1. “Brother” is used in different ways in Scripture. a. children of the same mother, as Cain and Abel. Gen. 4:2. b. descendants from a common root, namely, Adam. Gen. 9:5; Acts 17:26. c. spiritual brothers. […]

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