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Christian Youth and the Post-War World

Our subject brings before our minds the future Church of Christ, her members, condition and calling.  And who will deny that such a subject is of vital importance in the light of our present times.  Even the world is faced with great and apparent insolvable problems concerning its youth.  Concerning this an untold amount of […]

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Progress

The word which forms the title of this editorial is a familiar one.  It is a word of Latin derivation (from progredior) meaning; to go forward, go on, advance, proceed.  The term itself is a very common one in our present day modern life, but also Scripture indirectly makes mention of progress in more than […]

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Birthdays

It is not the “ALL-IOWA” issue of Beacon Lights, but the month of February that reminds us of birthdays.  According to my calendar, in our country this month, we celebrate the birth of Thomas E. Edison, the inventor, on the 11th, that of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of our United States and liberator of […]

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Do You Read?

There was a time when the question: “Do you read?” was very much out of place.  In the past, after the supper hour, the family would get together around the fireplace in the living room and spend the evening reading.  Those were the “good old days.”  Today, however, in our world of hustle and bustle […]

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The Sovereign Grace Hour

What about the Sovereign Grace Hour?  How are you getting along financially?  Do you get much response?  These and similar questions are often asked concerning the radio work of the Western League of Young Peoples’ Societies. It is again time that we let our readers hear from us.  Since our last writing there has been […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Sioux Center, Iowa Dec. 12, 1944 Dear Friends: We always read with interest the letters you write to the readers of Beacon Lights, your paper and ours.  I cannot help but think how difficult, yea, and impossible it is for us to think ourselves into your circumstances.  I saw a cartoon some time ago of […]

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Letters from Our Boys

The following are parts of letters written by Protestant Reformed Servicemen from Iowa. England Dear…. It’s Sunday morning and I thought it a good time to answer your letter.  I received about seven letters in the few days I’ve been here.  Those first ones from home were really appreciated.  I also received two radio sermons: […]

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A Reformation at Rock Valley, Iowa

Our earliest beginning dates back to the Spring of the year 1928.  At that time, from a viewpoint of the truth, seven or eight families stood upon the same ground as did the Protestant Reformed Churches.  The Revs. Hoeksema, Danhof and Ophoff were not strangers to us.  We had heard the first mentioned speak at […]

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With a Dutch Accent

With a Dutch Accent by David Cornell DeJong  This book is the author’s attempt to write the story of part of his own life, the time from his earliest memories to the adolescent years which found him in a new country.  He writes of the town of Blija in Friesland, where he was born, and […]

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Our Nearest Neighbor

“Moon and stars in shining height, Nightly tell their Maker’s might.”  Can you conceive of a more awe inspiring display of God’s might than the shining moon and the twinkling stars on a clear night.  When one stops to consider that nearly every star is larger than our earth and that all are traveling in […]

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Who Am I?

How well do we know our ministers?  These are the first of a series of biographical sketches to refresh your memory, and help you to become better acquainted.  These sketches are prepared in four clews, which you can follow in order.  The last clew should be a dead giveaway.  You can check your answers by […]

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God Bless Our Boys

God bless our boys, shield them from harm, For they are ever in Thy sight; Oh, let them feel Thy mighty arm Enfolding them by day and night.   God bless our boys, our precious boys, Who serve in air, on land, and sea, Dispel our fears, bid us rejoice, As we commit them all […]

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The Inner Fount

Entrancing is the forest— In her autumn garb supreme; How beauteous, how colorful— Overwhelming it would seem! The scarlet of the maple The browness of the oak   The crimson of the sumac The elm in her yellow cloak. But, ah, that fading beauty As the days slip swiftly by, For death is passing nigh. […]

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Acts

Lesson XLVIII PAUL’S FAREWELL VISIT TO MACEDONIA AND GREECE Acts 20:1-16 Paul’s Itinerary: Ephesus-Macedonia-(Illyricum) Greece-Troas, vss. 1-6.  This is very briefly described by Luke.  We notice the following: 1. Description of journey from Ephesus to Greece-Corinth. “And when he had gone through those parts and had given much exhortation, he came into Greece.”  In this […]

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Remember Thy Creator

Unto us as Covenant children, So unworthy though we be, Comes this God inspired message, In thy youth remember Me.   This thy youth, these days of gladness, But thy days are like the grass, Time flows on in ceaseless measure, And so swiftly they shall pass.   Soon the evil days come near thee. […]

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