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Wayward Son 

A father sat with hidden face,  His sobbing shoulders shaking.  Drops from his beard rolled down his robes.  Beneath, his heart fell, breaking.    “My son…my son…” the warrior choked,  Upon the chief of all his woes.  His voice sunk down through hands stained red,  With more blood than his foes.    A spot along […]

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A discouraged prophet

But he himself [Elijah] went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.  (1 Kings 19:4)  The history of […]

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Overview of the Minor Prophets: Obadiah

What must the believing young person in God’s covenant know about the prophecy of Obadiah?  First, that it was uttered by a man who was Jehovah’s servant (the name “Obadiah” means “servant of Jehovah”), about whom we know nothing more. This prophecy is the shortest book in the Old Testament.  Second, that Obadiah prophesied of […]

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In doubt and temptation

This month we return to the topical approach with a theme addressed to the very practical issues of suffering, grief, and despair. Each of these trials has a way of sowing doubt in the mind of a believer and may even present the temptation to become suspicious of God’s goodness. The purpose of this issue […]

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In Times of Suffering

Suffering. Something that none of us likes or wishes to endure, yet it is a necessary part of our lives. As children of the Lord, we suffer daily and are reminded of his sovereign control in our lives as we are weighed down by the burdens placed on our backs. What are your sufferings? We […]

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Christless Comfort

The theme for this month’s issue of Beacon Lights implies a call to action for believers. This calling is to walk alongside fellow believers when they find themselves in difficult circumstances of life and begin to doubt the goodness of God. Perhaps you are the one who is bent down under the weight of a […]

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Redeeming Love

And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the […]

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Embracing Our Weakness

Perhaps revealing our weakness is the only thing that many of us dislike more than being weak. We often are reluctant to share (or avoid sharing) our struggles with others, usually because we believe that it will make us appear stupid and incompetent. This natural inclination of ours is made worse by some among us […]

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