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We are in the last days. I know, you have heard that many times: your parents, teachers, and ministers are continually telling you that. Why are they trying to instill that thought into the forefront of your mind? Because the last days are upon us, and we are called to watch, to be vigilant, sober, […]

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Time to Pray

I got up quite early one morning And rushed right into the day; I had so much to accomplish I took no time out to pray.   The problems just tumbled about me, And heavier came every task: “Why doesn’t God help me?” I wondered; He said, “But you didn’t ask!”   I saw naught […]

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The Promise of Paradise

While on the cross Jesus spoke words which are both comforting and reassuring to the believer.  As we know, Jesus was crucified between two malefactors.  One of the malefactors railed on Jesus and mocked Him.  But the other rebuked the malefactor and told him that they were getting what they deserved but Jesus was innocent.  […]

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Part God, Part Man

“I thirst” are two everyday words that we use off and on all the time.  But when Christ said these words they meant so much more than what they mean when we say this.  Christ said these words on the cross on the hill of Golgotha when He was crucified.  He uttered them right before […]

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In Agony, But Not Lost

Although Jesus was suffering each time He uttered a cross word, no other one depicts His pain and anguish more than the fourth cross word: “My God, my God, why has Thou forsaken Me?”  Both physically and spiritually, Jesus experienced a fierce tormenting.  God the Son was forsaken by His Father and in terrible agony, […]

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Editor’s Name – April 1988

As the inside cover states, our new secretary is Karen Vink.  Karen has taken on her responsibilities with great enthusiasm.  Her energetic style and useful ideas have already encouraged us in our meetings.  We welcome her to the fellowship of the Beacon Lights staff. We thought of working with a couple of teachers at Covenant […]

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Christ’s Cry of Victory

“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar he said, It is finished, and bowed his head and gave up the ghost.” John 19:30 There Christ hung, in pain and agony on the cross, dying the death of the damned, seemingly defeated.  His enemies surrounded Him, laughing, spitting, jeering, mocking.  Yet, in a sense, his whole […]

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Christ: The Perfect Example of Forgiveness

“Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” Such is the first cross word of our dying Lord and Savior.  Though He is tormented by the nails driven into His hands and feet by the Roman soldiers, and taunted by the cries of the Jews, He, the perfect Lamb, has […]

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A Letter to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren, You are grand in my opinion because you have grand abilities; you busy yourselves in grand activities, and are given a grand place in the Church of God.  Do you realize how important you are in God’s plan of salvation?  Imagine for a minute: God chose you to be His child even before, […]

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A Garden for the New Year…

“In my good garden I would first — “In my good garden I would first plant five rows of peas: Preparedness, promptness, perseverance, politeness, and prayer. “Next to them I plant three rows of squash: Squash gossip, squash criticism, squash indifference. “Then I put in five rows of lettuce: Let us be faithful; let us […]

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A Content Savior

“And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus he gave up the ghost.”  (Luke 23:46) With these words, Christ’s earthly life ended.  He had endured the mockery and ridicule of men for many years and now Christ was going to […]

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