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Giving our sons as pastors

Our pastors and professors have repeatedly sounded an urgent plea for preachers, a need that has been expressed for several years now. We know the need and sincerely pray this petition. Yet there is another common reaction among us:  “Who would ever encourage their son to be a minister in times like these?”  This cry has been […]

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Loving the Church

This month we take the opportunity to bring the church into focus as our topic for Beacon Lights. It concerns me that the church and its members are becoming increasingly unimportant in the lives of young Christians who seem to be more connected to their virtual life through social media than their spiritual life in […]

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Loving the church in deed and truth

In reflecting on the theme for this month’s issue, it occurred to me that knowing why we love the church should immediately be followed with instruction from God’s word on how to love the church in response. So instead of reading this editorial first, I encourage you to start with this month’s feature articles, which […]

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Better Than Sacrifice

Sacrifice has long been an activity of God’s people that testified of their faith in God. “And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering” (Gen 4:4). God commanded Noah to make special provisions of extra animals […]

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Contentment and Self Denial

I’m glad for the opportunity to speak to you this evening because of the subject that the host society chose. I believe that Christian young people live in one of the most difficult ages that the church has ever lived in. And I pray that you might be able to be content with your lives […]

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Sacrifices

The idea of the sacrifice is basic to all religions. The explanation for this lies in the fact that all men are religious and, therefore, they sacrifice out of the necessity of their nature. For the sake of definition we point out that the word sacrifice indicates that which is available for common use is […]

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Cain

I have this question bearing of Cain. Said Cain to the Lord: “My punishment is greater than I can bear. Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face I shall be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and […]

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