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Bruce is a member of Faith Protestant Reformed Church. This article was written for the 2002 Protestant Reformed Scholarship. Laodicea was a city of great economic importance in the days of the Apostles Paul and John. It would never need any economic assistance from any other churches, thus financially speaking it was secure. However, their […]

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Love

The Christmas lights have dimmed, the New Years celebrations have died down, and now come the red hearts, roses, and romance that flits here and there. Many become a bit uncertain and apprehensive as they attempt to master this elusive concept and fall into love with a special someone. Others seem to have found it, […]

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Katie is a member of Faith Protestant Reformed Church. This article was written for the 2001 Protestant Reformed scholarship. What is the place of athletics and particularly of interscholastic sports in Christian education? This is an issue that every one of our Protestant Reformed schools has had to struggle with and prayerfully consider. This issue […]

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Rev. Ronald Hanko

Rev. Ronald Hanko was born in 1954 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His parents are Prof. Herman Hanko and Mrs. Wilma (Knoper) Hanko. Until he was nine, Rev. Hanko lived in the house that is now the residence of the principal of Hope Christian School. He grew up in the area of Hope Protestant Reformed Church, […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

Having trouble maintaining the devotion schedule you had planned for the new year? Try out the devotional section in Beacon Lights. We started with fresh devotionals for January, and now we are planning to spend a few months using the Heidelberg Catechism. Sound spiritual food is essential for the child of God, and we pray […]

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A Prayer for Pastors

Bill is a member of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This article was written for the 2002 Protestant Reformed scholarship. An intriguing question has been raised by the 2002 Protestant Reformed Scholarship Committee: “Why isn’t the position of minister desired by more young people?” This question supposes two things: 1) That the […]

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The Promise

The clock ticks down, the time is near When our risen Saviour shall appear. Beware sweet daughter, watch out young son, The world cries out, live just for fun. God’s word tells the story plain and clear: The Son of God will soon be here. The devils plan is oh so sly; Don’t let the […]

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The Horse

Pawing, pounding, prancing—the stallion ran across the brown and barren ground, galloping for the sheer joy of it. For who could stand in its way? The other creatures of the wilderness fled before his beating hooves. He was a mass of moving, fearless muscle. He raced to rival the wind. * * * * * […]

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