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Little Lights: Get Understanding

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. – Prov. 3:13-14   By now, it is March in a long school year. It has been months since Christmas break, and it […]

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“God’s Vine” is a sermon by the late Rev. Marinus Schipper preached in 1978.* He preached it with special thought for “our covenant young people.” The message is timeless, the homiletics masterful, and the doctrine distinctively Protestant Reformed. Every reader would do well to listen to it. The sermon takes as its text John 15:1-2. […]

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Choosing to be in Community

In 2018, when traveling out of the country was still something people could safely do, I lived abroad in the Netherlands for a few months. While there, I attended a Dutch-speaking church with my host family every Sunday. I was blessed by the experience, a visible reminder that I was a part of “a great […]

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Get After It

“You are so young, enjoy it!” Who hasn’t heard this occasional, well-intended encouragement from someone older? Peter Pan in Neverland, delayed adulthood, extended adolescence, the vanishing American adult[1], adultolescence[2]… Call it what you want; it is a thing. Unfortunately, this trend is becoming the new normal. We hear evidence straight from “the seat of the […]

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God’s Government

It’s hard to believe. Can a government this divisive, this wicked, and this disdainful be ordained and controlled by the thrice holy God of heaven and earth? Why would God have anything to do with an institution that seems to have been fully given over to detestable corruption? Does the believer have any hope anymore? […]

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Letter by Rev. Joe Holstege

Dear Editor, The first line in the January 2021 issue of Beacon Lights is a question in response to the words of Christ in Matthew 17:17 (O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you?) You ask, “What does a perverse generation look like?” I would […]

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I trust that you young people who love the Protestant Reformed churches love the heritage that God has given to you in the doctrine of the covenant.  If we love the Protestant Reformed churches but do not know, love, confess, and defend the biblical doctrine of the covenant that our fathers have taught us, then […]

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