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A Traitor Within

Let us suppose that the government forced you to live with a known traitor. Not just any villain, but someone who sought your ill. A person so consumed with self gratification that he would not only have you condemned to death if only he could fill his hearts lust, but would not give a second […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

For our meditations this month we will briefly look at some Biblical words that begin with the letter “B.”   March 1 Read Psalm 8 (note vs. 2) BABES—What a familiar term with which we begin our meditations this month. We all know what babies are. Everyone of us enters the world as babes. We […]

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Why Must Kingdom Causes Go Begging?

Although this will not be published until the spring of the year, as this is being written (January), we’ve just been through the holiday season which is always accompanied by many appeals for year-end giving to myriad charitable organizations, Kingdom or otherwise. At this same time of year many church consistories also complete their budgeting […]

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Biblical Marriage (2)

This article is adapted for young people from a speech given for Holland Protestant Reformed Church’s Evangelism Committee. (I wrote last time that Christian young people want Godly marriages because the glory of God is at stake. Motives are everything. If we want a happy, Christian, marriage only because we want to be happy and […]

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Calling Upon God with a Pure Heart

As you know, Young People, the day you were born you were not able to walk, or even to crawl. In fact, although you were born with legs and feet, you had to be carried, and have food brought unto you. You could cry for that food, and thereby could express your desire for it. […]

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Daniel – A Faithful Prayer Life (2)

What do you think Daniel was praying for at this time? If you were in that chamber and you knew that you would be cast into the lion’s den, would you be praying: “Lord deliver me?” Earlier we read that he asked his friends to ask, in prayer, for the mercies from the God of […]

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Editor’s Note

Welcome to another issue of the Beacon Lights – my final issue. Since Erin Molenaar and I plan to get married in May, I have decided that I will not be able to assume both the duties of a newly married husband as well as those of the editor of the Beacon Lights. Erin and […]

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Fulfillment of the Lord

II Thessalonians 2:13-14 – “But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through the sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory […]

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The Winter is Past

The frozen turf is softened by the sun  And gentle rains descend; A lighter, warmer breeze has now begun To signal winter’s end. The snowdrop and the crocus start to poke Green sprouts above the earth; The fine mist vanishes like wispy smoke— The world speaks of rebirth. I praise the Lord for beauty of […]

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