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Smoking — “Are You Cool?”

It was a beautiful day The Colorado sky was bright blue, the sun was shining, and at 10,000 feet we could see for miles in the clear mountain air. Far below in the edge of the meadow the two white tents were clearly visible, as were my mules that were contentedly munching on the grass. […]

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Standin’ in the Need of Prayer

Dear Editor, I appreciated the reminder in “Standin’ in the Need of Prayer” of the June 2006 Beacon Lights to pray for each other, with each other, and to bear one another’s burdens. Philippians 2:3b–4 says, “In lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every […]

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The Gift (2)

Some time ago I wrote a story entitled “The Gift,” intending it to be a short story. As time has passed I have decided that I would like to develop that story a bit more. It is my intention to write small segments to the larger story and continue where the original left off, using […]

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History of Southwest Protestant Reformed Church

On May 30, 1926, nineteen families with their 54 baptized children and 5 individuals requested the consistory of Eastern Avenue Protesting Christian Reformed Church to organize them formally as Roosevelt Park Protesting Christian Reformed Church, later changed to Roosevelt Park Protestant Reformed Church. The first place of worship was a large room above what was […]

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A Practical Teaching From John Calvin’s Works

When the occasion presents itself to study the many works of John Calvin, the great Reformer, you discover many outstanding teachings seldom thought of. The great struggle of the Reformation in which the defendants of the true doctrines of Scripture were constantly accused falsely, blasphemed and harassed, became the occasion on which they carefully studied […]

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When You Pray

When You Pray: Scripture’s Teaching on Prayer, by Herman Hanko. Jenison, MI, Reformed Free Publishing Association, 2006. Pp. 177. The contents of this book are just as the title states, an application of the Word of God to the study of prayer. Scripture’s teaching on God’s sovereignty, the Trinity, sin, the conscience, chastisement, affliction, and […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

October 16 Read Psalm 35:9, 10; Psalter 92:3; Exodus 15:1-21 Verses 9 and 10 complete the first of three sections within this Psalm. Each section has the same pattern of “complaint, prayer, and a promise of praise.” David will praise God with every bone of his body, bones which were sore under the oppression of […]

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Life Centered Around God’s Word

We live in a fast-paced society. Every day the media bombards us with stories of corruption and violence. The devil uses the radio, television, newspaper, magazine, billboard, computer, video and DVD to openly display the philosophies of this evil age. The child of God feels the effects of these attacks of Satan as he is […]

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Week 10 Judges 9:1-57: Abimelech’s Sinful Kingship By defending Israel and governing her, the judges were like kings. But whereas the office of king in Israel/Judah would later be perpetual, passed from father to son, the position of judge was not perpetual. While God accomplished great deliverances though Israel’s judges, it was more and more […]

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