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New Beginnings

If you’ve made it this far into the January edition of Beacon Lights, you probably noticed that the magazine you are holding in your hands looks a bit different than what it has for some time. Most obviously, it’s smaller and printed on different paper stock, which reflects a decision by the Beacon Lights staff […]

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Unashamed

Choose a verse or short passage from Scripture that holds special meaning for you as you prepare to become a pastor or teacher. Share the importance of this verse to you, and how it will guide you in your future work. Be specific, personal, and practical in your application.  What does it mean to be […]

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Unchanging Father

The pace of change today is staggering, as are the effects on human life, heart, mind, soul, and body. Yet the Bible says Jehovah never changes (Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8). How does the unchanging character of God comfort you? How will you apply this truth to the children of God as you labor with them?  […]

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Change

The pace of change today is staggering, as are the effects on human life, heart, mind, soul, and body. Yet the Bible says Jehovah never changes (Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8). How does the unchanging character of God comfort you? How will you apply this truth to the children of God as you labor with them?  […]

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Overview of the Minor Prophets: Hosea

The book of Hosea is a true story about two faithful husbands (Hosea and God) and two unfaithful wives (Hosea’s wife, Gomer, and the nation of Israel). Chapter 1 records God’s command to Hosea to marry a whore—a woman who let many men use her body sinfully, sexually, and for their pleasure. Hosea did so, […]

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New Mercies

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.   – Lamentations 3:22–23    The verse that opens this article is among the most treasured in all of Scripture for believers who are living amidst difficult circumstances. It is frequently […]

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My Body, My Choice

Aaron Rodgers opened the football season by addressing the media. Not surprisingly, a reporter asked a question about his vaccination status and the protocols in place at the Green Bay Packers’ facility. The fear that their veteran quarterback would not be allowed to travel and practice with the team was relieved by his answer. “Yeah, […]

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