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The Resurrection of God’s Son

All the Scriptures witness with one accord of Jesus Christ, crucified and risen, the wonder of God. Sometimes even when we least expect it, the Word of God points us to the infinite significance of this wonder. That is the case in the first chapter of the epistle to the Romans, vss. 3 and 4 […]

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This is your Opportunity

Recently your editor received a letter from Rev. James Van Weelden, of Sioux Center, Iowa, concerning a matter which he felt should be treated in Beacon Lights and we are glad to do so at this time. In recent months Rev. Van Weelden has received a number of requests from young people in the Netherlands […]

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The Church and Easter

Once again the day draws near when the Church shall celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The world looks on Easter as a holiday when they must wear new outfits.  On Easter, as on other church holidays, many go to church just because it is a church holiday, as Christmas is.  They do […]

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Behold, Thy King Cometh!

The wonderful Passion season is with us again, that time of year when in a special way we commemorate the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ in our behalf. A sad time, you say?  Yet, it is—from one point of view.  The sufferings of loved ones always occasion deep sorrow.  And Jesus is […]

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Velvet Carpeting

“The tiny moss, whose silken verdure clothes The time-worn rock, and whose bright capsules rise Like fairy urns on stalks of golden sheen, Demand our admiration and our praise, As much as cedar, kissing the blue sky, Or Krubul’s giant flower.  God made them all, And what He deigns to make should ne’er be deemed […]

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Judges

OUTLINE XXIII (Judges 15:9-17) Judah Sells Her Deliverer Introduction:  The latter part of the last chapter and the first part of this chapter relate two of Samson’s skirmishes with the uncircumcised.  Certainly in those days there were no pitched battles possible and therefore Samson availed himself of every opportunity to strike at the enemies of […]

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Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Strange and significant is the departure of this little man who through his voice to the world became one of the world’s greatest men. For several decades he has been before the attention of the world.  Since my school days this figure has drawn my attention and I think it deserves more […]

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And Jesus in The Midst (1)

And Jesus In The Midst by Prof Herman Hoeksema—Eerdman’s Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan—Price $1.50   An aged minister once told my father that he often judged the spiritual plane of families in his congregation by the type of music material which he found on the organ when he made an unexpected visit.  If that […]

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And Jesus in The Midst (2)

And Jesus In The Midst by Prof Herman Hoeksema—Eerdman’s Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan—Price $1.50 This month’s Book Review Department is featuring a departure from the normal run of literary criticism.  It is also featuring what some might call “ax-grinding,” because of the fact that there is a moral to this book review and that […]

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About Mixed Marriages

“TENA QUIT HIM” Tena was a nice girl.  You really couldn’t call her a happy-go-lucky, but there was nothing stiff about her either.  She was a real girl, she enjoyed life, had a very friendly and hearty laugh, but she was also a girl of high moral standards.  As far as Church, Catechism and Society […]

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We are the Builders

Being a builder by trade, I thought I would say something on that subject.  But let me say first of all, that we all build and we are all builders, and we all build on the ruins of those that have built before us: and those that come after us build upon the ruins that […]

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Charioteer

A Story of Old Egypt in the Days of Joseph. Used by Permission of the Eerdmans’ Publ. Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan   She was so mysteriously gay that some inkling of the truth caused Raanah to look at her sharply.  “Asenath!” he cried. She saw the agony in his face and her tender heart misgave […]

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