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Confession of Faith

One of the greatest evidences of God’s blessing in a church is the public confession of faith by young people in that congregation.  For the pastor, elders, and parents this is cause for great rejoicing!  It is the visible fruit of the Holy Spirt working in the hearts of young people, blessing the many years […]

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Renewing our Sense of Purpose

This editorial marks the beginning of a new chapter in the life of Beacon Lights. As noted in the Issue at Hand prior to this article, there has been a significant turnover in the magazine staff over the past few months. A new editor and two new contributing writer correspondents have taken up their roles […]

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I Believe

The familiar words of Lord’s Day 1 of the Heidelberg Catechism are beautiful. In summary, they are: “I am not my own, but I belong to my Savior.” When we make confession of faith publicly, we are saying not only “I belong to Jesus,” but also “I belong to the body of Jesus Christ, his […]

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When Should You Make Confession of Faith?

When it comes to the timing of a young person’s confession of faith, it’s understandable when a young man or woman wonders, “When is the right time? Is it when one completes catechism curriculum? Is there a certain age?” The title of the article should indicate to you that the right time to make confession […]

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Preparing to Make Confession of Faith

A significant time in your life is the period in which you prepare to make confession of faith. Your preparation for this vow must be taken seriously. It is vital to live with both eyes on the goal of that preparation, which is, of course, the confession. Though your confession of faith is certainly not […]

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I Will Serve the Lord

Yes! With this one-word answer, public confession of faith is made. When this “yes” is declared by a young person standing in front of the congregation during a worship service, a vow is taken. A promise is made before God and the congregation. Promising to do something before God is worthy of serious consideration because […]

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Little Lights: Mothers in the Bible

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. – Proverbs 31:28 In the United States, we celebrate Mother’s Day, a day to celebrate mothers and grandmothers. As Christians, we especially celebrate our Godly mothers and grandmothers. The Bible tells the story of many faithful covenant mothers: Eve, the […]

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