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Thankful Use of Money as Covenant Youth

God is the supreme possessor of all things, for he has created all things, and indeed upholds and governs them as it were by his almighty hand. This fact alone ought to drive any man to consider his earthly possessions with deep humility, for truly the richest man then only possesses so much dust and […]

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Sola Fida: Faith Alone

Once there lived a man in what he thought was a beautiful country. He went about his job and his business without giving too much thought to the world around him. But one day, he was given a pair of special glasses. The man who gave him the glasses put the glasses on him and […]

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Farewell

“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.” —Psalm 37:25. These words apply to me as I write my last editorial as editor. During my tenure as editor of Beacon Lights, I have studiously avoided or minimized interjecting a personal element into […]

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What’s in Your Bible? Fish

Some General Fish Facts from the Bible: Last time we looked at boats in the Bible; let’s go beneath the boat this time and look at fish. Can you name some different kinds of fish? I will: salmon, walleye, garibaldi, and bluegill.  The Bible names none.  The Bible names many different kinds of birds (ie., […]

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The Daily Press

Dec. 8 – Hear! Hear! Hear! Read Psalm 81 Psalm 81 seems more familiar when one calls to mind the first stanzas of its only versification in our Psalter: #222.  “Now to God, our Strength and Savior, render praise and loudly sing,” and, “Let the trumpet, far resounding, this our festal day proclaim…”  This psalm […]

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Interview with Richard Poortinga

It is June 21, 2008, and I am at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Poortinga in Dyer, Indiana   MHH:  Mr. Poortinga, where and when you were born? RP:  I was born in Munster, Indiana, not too far from here.  December 25, 1924. MHH:  A Christmas baby! RP:  A Christmas baby, yes.  It […]

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Knowing God in the Last Days

Knowing God in the Last Days by Mark H. Hoeksema Reformed Free Publishing Association 86 pages hardback ISBN 978-1-944555-22-1   This little commentary on 2 Peter is a gem: concise, clear, very readable and packed with spiritual truth. The central theme is clear: the knowledge of God forms the basis upon which Christian graces are […]

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