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Who Is On the Lord’s Side?

The history of the church is filled with examples of wicked and riotous living.  It is a cycle of sin, God’s judgment, Israel’s repentance, and God’s redemption.  The same can be said of the New Testament church.  From Revelation, in the letters to the seven churches, we learn of the different stages and ways of […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

Read 1 Kings 1. Once again the consequences of David’s sins in his early life come back upon him.  As he comes to the end of his life and is so feeble that his body processes are failing, his son Adonijah makes plans to usurp the throne from Solomon.  Only by the wisdom of Nathan […]

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Introduction             The Bishops’ Bible, by the very fact of its existence as well as in the manner of its translations, testifies to the deep division within the Church of England in the time after the death of  Bloody Mary and the beginning of the reign of Elizabeth I. It was a challenge to the […]

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Out of This Life

Out of this life I’m unable to take Things of silver and gold I make. All that I cherish and hoard away, And I leave, on this earth must stay. All that I gather, and all that I keep, I must leave behind when I fall asleep. And I wonder often what I shall own […]

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For Whom Are You Voting?

Every year at the Young People’s Convention, there is a meeting of the Delegate Board, which is made up of two delegates from each Young People’s society represented. One of the things the Delegate Board does at the Convention is vote for members of the Federation Board,  which presides over the Young People’s Society. This […]

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Dear Beacon Lights Editor

Dear Beacon Lights Editor, Thank you for publishing the article by Chelsea Kamps, entitled “Life is Hard, but God is Good,” in the February 2012 issue. While mental disorders, including depression, anxiety, and many others are hard to understand for some people, they are very real to others. God uses these trials in our lives […]

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Closer Than a Brother – Godly Friends

Young people, whom do you consider your closest friends? No doubt you have a certain group of individuals with whom you spend most of your free time. Throughout the day, you interact with them whenever possible, whether it be sitting by each other at lunch or texting during your breaks. During the weekends, you arrange […]

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Church Membership

To be Reformed is to have a high view of church membership; and not just membership for its own sake, but membership in the true, instituted church of Jesus Christ where the marks of the true church are clearly discerned.  Lively, active church membership and diligent use of the means of grace are ideas that […]

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A Royal House (5)

Although Scripture calls the Christian to spiritual warfare only, the physical, sword and firearm wars over religion and lands continued in France. The kingdom of Navarre, where Jeanne d’Albret ruled, remained safe from the battles for a time. As Navarre’s queen, she had helped the Huguenots and promoted the truths of the Reformed faith in […]

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Parents and young people, we are engaged in a fierce battle. I am not talking about the battle against drunkenness, laziness, or the movies and music of this world, or even about the church’s fight against false doctrine, although we war against those things. The enemy we face lurks in the colleges and universities, the […]

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