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Interview with Henry Hoekstra (2)

 MHH:  Now, as far as the congregation itself was concerned, obviously there was considerable division.  And I think that included the church property itself?  What is your recollection of the events subsequent to the schism? HH:  Well, I don’t think ours ever got to court.  You know, they [the schismatics] went back to the Christian […]

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The Daily Press

July 8- Read Numbers 29 According to Matthew Henry, the Israelites had more ceremonies and special events in the seventh month than in any other.  There appears to be a few different reasons for this.  First, this month was the first month of the year until it changed when the Israelites came out of Egypt.  […]

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Just Mercy

Every once in a while, a book comes along that makes you think and even changes the way you have previously looked upon a subject.  “Just Mercy” is such a book. This is the true story of a young lawyer’s fight for justice on behalf of many on death row.  The author, Bryan Stevenson, battles […]

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Did You Say Your Prayers Tonight? (2)

Now from the experience of being in the court room in front of an earthly judge, there are significant points to be considered, which I will do the best I can to describe. However, I am sure my words will fall far short of what they should be relating to God and his mercy and […]

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Death Penalty

Question: Could you clarify the biblical position on capital punishment? Specifically, when is the state permitted to carry out the death penalty? Should it only be used for murder, or may it be used for other serious crimes as well, such as rape? Also, how should we respond to Christians who oppose the death penalty […]

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Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church (Singapore)

The staff of Beacon Lights have asked me to write a short introduction and prayer requests for CERC for a series on praying for the church universal. We are very thankful and eager for opportunities to interact with our beloved international brethren. Many of the youth from our congregation in Singapore have made the trip […]

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Convention Poem

Oh, what a privilege God gave the “Word of Life” To his beloved children As comfort in the strife To guide and to direct To study and to learn, Through trials and through tears On your path to discern. May it be the light before you That you run the race not in vain Confess […]

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A Thistle in Your Heart?

[A Hidden Idol in Plain View] Is there a thistle in the corner of the garden of your heart? Perhaps a patch of growing and expanding thistles? I refer to the metaphor of the parable of the sower, and through it I challenge you to consider the theme of idolatry as it applies to a […]

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