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It’s Christmas time. A great time of the year for Christians when we celebrate Jesus’ birth. The Beacon Lights staff has a great way for you to celebrate Christmas and keep our giving in perspective. Consider with us the follow­ing: suppose that Protestant Reformed families spend an average of $200 on Christmas gifts. (While some […]

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Christ’s Second Coming

Christ! Yes, this is the “kingly” name of our Savior. It means “the anointed one”. This title signifies to us that Christ was anointed as King. Christ, the eternal Son of God, was King from all eternity, and He came into this world as King and now lives and reigns as King forever. But do […]

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How Should We Celebrate Christmas?

Are you for or against Christmas? While this may appear to be an unusual question, there are two divergent spirits among us that may provide some basis for asking it. Some people go “all out” in this celebration of Christmas, while others claim that we make too big a deal out of it, and that […]

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The Fifth Commandment

“Not another article (sermon!) on the fifth commandment,” I can hear some of you say. It’s the same old thing over again: “Honor your father and your mother.” How many times haven’t we heard this? And you are right. You will learn nothing essentially new who endure me long enough to read this article through […]

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The Vine

The other day I planted some melon in the garden. The plant was small. I took the word of the local greenhouse that it was melon, and looked forward to the time, not many days hence, when I could lay a big slice on my over­sized plate, and heap a goodly scoop of rich ice […]

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