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Issue at Hand, December 2021

The month of December ushers in a season of the year that is precious to the believer because of its association with the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Though our celebration of Christmas during this month of the year is more representative of Christian tradition than a real knowledge of exactly when […]

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Reflections on G. F. Handel’s Messiah

Messiah: this age-old masterpiece was composed in 1741 in London, England. A brilliant musician and composer, George Frederic Handel completed his three-part oratorio in a mere twenty-four days. With words carefully selected from the entirety of the King James Version by English lyricist Charles Jennens, the story of our Savior was set to music. While […]

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The Old Testament Portrait of the Messiah

We believe that every page of the Old Testament speaks essentially about Christ. The Old Testament is not merely the history of the world before Christ came. It is not even the history of God’s people with some divine revelation of the promised Messiah sprinkled here and there. No, every word of the Old Testament […]

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Christmas Trees

Recently I received the following let­ter. I said: recently, and I think you ought to put some rubber in it, for it is dated November 20, 1950. Moreover, I do not know when this letter and its ans­wer will be published, since I am writing for four Beacon Lights issues ahead. But here is the […]

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