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Ascension – Pentecost

Triumphant Easter, day of first-fruits, in which Christ arose as Victor over sin, death and the grave. Glorious ascension, for he went through the heavens to Father’s throne, where he was crowned with glory and honor to rule over the works of God’s hands. Blessed Pentecost, feast of harvest, when he came to dwell with […]

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Begotten a King

Psalm 2 may be divided into two parts. In verses 1-6 the psalmist assumes the viewpoint of an observer, and speaks in the third person of the things which he has witnessed. The heathen raged, the people imagined a vain thing, the kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers took counsel together, against […]

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Comforts of the Ascension

No, we cannot see Him anymore.  It used to be that we could see Him in the body, when for a little more than thirty years He was in the flesh and blood of us, His children, and dwelt that way upon the face of this very earth whereon we dwell. But that is no […]

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A Word of Explanation

It is not without some misgivings that the undersigned takes up this assignment of filling the Bible Outlines department for “Beacon Lights.” Allow me to explain. Some months ago, the Federation Board wrote and asked me to furnish the outlines for this year on the Book of Acts. I did not feel ready to accept […]

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The Practical Implications of the Ascension

Each year, forty days after the celebration of Easter, the church celebrates Ascension Day, commemorating the ascension of Christ from this earth to His heavenly abode. We have the Easter season behind us. That season is greatly known in the world about us. Whether we know anything of the meaning of that season, is hard […]

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He Was Taken Up

“And when he had spoken all these things, while they beheld, He was taken up; and a cloud received Him out of their sight.” Acts 1:9. Lenten weeks and Easter are now past. But Christ’s resurrection was not the last of His life on this earth. One great event was yet to come. This event […]

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Ascension Day or Memorial Day, Which?

Each year, forty days after the celebration of Easter, the church celebrates Ascension Day commemorating the event of Jesus’ departure from this earth to His abode in heaven. As nation, each year, on May 30 we celebrate Memorial Day to remember the soldiers who have given their lives in battles of the past. This year, […]

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Air Minded and / or Heir Minded

It would be superfluous to state that we are a generation which finds itself in the midst of an air age. And, for many many years prior to the first balloon ascension and the first successful flight of a heavier than air machine, man has cast envious eyes at those creatures which God had provided […]

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Christian Servicemen’s Problems

Beacon Lights is fighting a two-front war. It is interested in the welfare of our societies on the home front, but it is also interested in the welfare and peculiar problems of our boys in service. Ted writes from camp: “a few of us have organized a society and are holding regular meetings very similar […]

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Acts 1:1 – 2:4

Introductory remarks: We believe that the study of the book of Acts will be of great interest to you young folks. It is not easy to say just what point of interest is brought out most prominently in this large Bible-book. Instructive is what we read in Lenski’s “Introduction” to the book of Acts. We […]

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Ascension — Pentecost

Triumphant Easter, day of first-fruits, in which Christ arose as Victor over sin, death and the grave. Glorious ascension, for He went through the heavens to Father’s throne, where He was crowned with glory and honor to rule over the works of God’s hands. Blessed Pentecost, feast of harvest, when He came to dwell with […]

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