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New Year Resolutions

New Years day in this age has become a day of making resolutions.  With it we are filled with new hope and plan on doing better than we have done in the past.  The Old Year has brought us many disappointments and in a sense we realize that we have failed.  The Old Year seems […]

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A Mother’s Prayer

This is my hour of anguish, Lord! My son is dead—I couldn’t afford To lose him from my side!   Must war’s cruel hand reach out to me, To make me writhe in agony And almost doubt Thy Grace?   Oh comfort, comfort me, my God! As fruit of womb ‘neath foreign sod, Lies buried […]

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Gold Star Mother

A new year has come.  A year supposedly full of new hope of better days ahead.  A year ushered in by the world in a manner which reveals so clearly their lack of a true conception of life.  They have made their resolutions and have spent a riotous night of hollow laughter and song and […]

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Intoxicated Christians

Did you get drunk over the holidays?  What?  Yes, you heard me correctly.  I asked, “Did you get drunk over the holidays?”  I hope you did and what’s more, I hope you stay that way! Generally understood, a drunken Christian is not to be commended.  Rather, he is an object of shame and pity and […]

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The Atlantic Charter

The Atlantic Charter was supposed to have been drawn up in August, 1941 by President Roosevelt and the British Prime Minister, Churchill, when they met on a warship in the Atlantic.  This so-called Atlantic Charter included the war aims of their nations.  In order to achieve destruction of the Nazi tyranny and to build a […]

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Indifference

Very bad, indeed! Yes, it is and one finds a lot of it nowadays, especially among the young people.  In fact, it is so apparent that people talk about it quite often.  There seems to be a spirit of indifference and carelessness which reveals itself in an attitude of “I don’t care” in respect to […]

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Our Son

July the seventh, nineteen forty-one,  he had to go away, We went along to take him to the bus, and say Good-bye to him, and see him off with many other boys, Some didn’t seem to mind it, yea, even to enjoy The excitement of departing to a future they didn’t know, And others took […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Byron Center, Mich. Dear Boys: Michigan, lying as it does, in the temperate zone, is again having its winter, as you know.  Nature is dead.  No flowers bloom.  The song of the birds has been silenced by winter’s cold breath.  The tree brings forth no fruit; its leaf has withered and is fallen to the […]

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Letters from our Boys

Somewhere in the Pacific Dear Friends: I want to thank all those who are making it possible for me to receive copies of the Beacon Lights and the Standard Bearer.  For months I have not been able to attend a church service of any kind.  The ship that I am aboard has no chaplain and […]

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A Reformation in Hope

One cannot speak of a reformation in Hope in the same sense that we have been reading of reformations in our other churches in Beacon Lights.  With us it was not a case of a revival of the reformed truths our forefathers enjoyed.  Long before 1924, our pastor of that time, the Rev. G. M. […]

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An Open Letter

Dear Friends: In the first place, a blessed New Year to you all! This issue, no doubt, will reach you when 1945 has already made its entrance, and therefore my wish to you may seem a little late.  However, it is just as sincere as if this wish had been extended to you on the […]

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Acts

Lesson XLIV PAUL IN CORINTH Acts 18:1-8 The General Situation. 1.  There was a Jewish synagogue in this city. Krispus and Sothenes are the chief rulers.  2.  Paul meets with Aquila and Priscilla.  They had recently come from Rome, for Claudias Caesar had banished all Jews from that city.  A study of the various Bible […]

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