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Affliction For Our Profit (3)

In the previous article we looked at the various reasons children of God are afflicted. We also noticed how we should view God’s affliction of others. Now we hope to see how God deals mercifully with His children in affliction and how we benefit spiritually from God’s chastening. That God sovereignly controls our afflictions is […]

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A Biblical Perspective on Modesty

John is a member of Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church in Byron Center, Michigan. He wrote this essay for the 2003 Protestant Reformed Young Peoples’ Scholarship. The lack of modesty in dress is an issue that has faced the human race since the fall of Adam and Eve into sin. Nor will the issue disappear […]

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Thoughts for Young Men

Thoughts for Young Men, John Charles Ryle (Moscow, 2002: Charles Nolan Publishers). Occasionally, while browsing through one of Grand Rapids’ fine Christian bookstores, I’ll come across a title I wish everyone would read. I don’t mean a thick volume—maybe less than a hundred pages—but one saturated with timeless truths and invaluable wisdom. Thoughts for Young […]

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Purify Your Hearts

The Lord commands us in His word Our hearts to purify. This task seems insurmountable; I pray: O how can I Fulfill this admonition, Lord? I am so weak, yea, dead, Unable to accomplish aught, But violate instead. Yet since He has commanded it (I know His faithfulness) He also will supply the means; In […]

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The Organization of Our Bible Societies

Dear Rev. Laning I am glad for this question and answer column in the Beacon Lights, and I hope that you can answer the question of someone older than a “young person.” Although I am of retirement age, I believe your answer might affect all of us—old and young. I want to know whether a […]

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Daffodils: A Fictional Story

The gravel crunched loudly underneath the tires of the truck as it came to a stop on the edge of the road. Unhurried, the driver shifted into park and turned off the key. He had been here before, a number of times in fact, although none so memorable as the first. Each year on this […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

June 1 Read Acts 16:25-34; Belgic Conf., Art. 22, Par. 1 Faith! What a beautiful word for the child of God. For it is by a childlike faith that we know that we are saved only through Christ. This faith is not something of ourselves. Of that the Scriptures are clear. This faith is a […]

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Rev. Daniel Kleyn

Rev. Daniel Kleyn was born “down-under” in Tasmania, Australia on July 14, 1966. He is the second-oldest in a large family and has ten brothers and three sisters. His parents, Nicholas and Luberdina (Ina) Kleyn, have been in the USA for about three years. This is the second immigration they’ve made. In the 1940’s, while […]

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Federation Board Nominations

Sara is a member of Hope Protestant Reformed Church and is Vice-Secretary of the Federation Board. As the convention gets closer, so does the time for new Federation Board members. The new members will be chosen at the upcoming convention by the delegates from each Young People’s Society. The members voted in will assume their […]

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