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The Bush

“Be careful! Don’t touch that bush,” said Grandma as she brushed the snow off the path in front of them. Robert was careful to walk far around the bush his grandmother pointed to. His younger sister Rachel did the same. Long, sharp thorns grew out of every branch. Robert looked at the bush and shook […]

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Covenant Courtship (8) With a View to Marriage

“For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church” (Eph 5:31-32). The covenant God who establishes the institution of marriage purposed it to be a reflection […]

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A reader of Beacon Lights, after having stumbled upon some material pertinent to the history of young people in the church, suggested it would be profitable for our readers. “I have just been rereading Therefore Have I Spoken, the biography of Herman Hoeksema. In there, (pages 113-124), it speaks of Hoeksema as the first editor of the […]

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Complete in Thee

Complete in Thee! no work of mine May take, dear Lord, the place of Thine; Thy blood hath pardon bought for me, And I am now complete in Thee. Refrain: Yea, justified! O blessed thought! And sanctified! Salvation wrought! Thy blood hath pardon bought for me, And glorified, I too, shall be! Complete in Thee! […]

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The Gift (13)

The room, though a bit smaller, was not much different than most every other hospital room. Neutral colors adorned the walls and floor giving the room a false sense of warmth, at least as far as the patient was concerned. She was cold. Ruth lay in the bed with the blankets pulled up to her […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

June 14 Read Proverbs 3:1-6 Notice verses 5 and 6. Here we are commanded to trust only in God. We are not to think that we can live our lives on our own. If this is our thought, we will surely fail. When we read through the Bible, we might wonder why we would place […]

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Lost – A Thinking-Cap

If you ask me what, in our time, our people need above all in the first place, my answer is: Doctrine! If you ask me what they need in the second place, I say: Doctrine! If you ask me what they need in the third place, I say: Doctrine! You say, that’s a bold statement. […]

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The Antithesis

I. The Idea of the Antithesis — The antithesis refers to the separation and opposition between darkness and light, believer and unbeliever, church and world. A. Look up and meditate on the following verses. How do these verses bring out the truth of the antithesis? Amos 3:3 Ephesians 5:11 James 1:27 I Cor. 5:9-11 I […]

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