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O Thou, Whose Bounty Fills My Cup

O Thou, whose bounty fills my cup With every blessing meet! I give Thee thanks for every drop- The bitter and the sweet.   I Thank Thee for both smile and frown And for the gain or loss; I praise Thee for the future crown, And for the present cross.   I bless Thee for […]

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Esther 2:5-18

LESSON VI. Esther and Mordecai are Introduced (Esther 2:5-7) In the verses which constitute our les­son today we have the introduction of the chief characters of this book. It is worthwhile to pause here before we go on and appreciate what is written about them in these verses. Not much is said, that is, not […]

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Eternity (2)

This Thou hast promised, and shalt do Give us Thy grace to believe That death is gone, which we’ll pass thru That Thou shalt us receive; With arms of Thine embracing love, To be with Thee at home, To see Thy face, to praise Thy love, Redeemed; then safely home.   We are not worthy […]

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Choosing A Vocation (2)

In our former installment (see last month’s edition of Beacon Lights), we left John and Jim with the pastor in the manse, whither they had gone after the meeting of the Young Men’s Society. We sat in with them to hear their par­ticular problem. John and Jim could not see eye to eye on the […]

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Truth vs. Missionary Zeal?

Truth vs. Missionary Zeal? Perhaps you will remember that I would write a little more on the question put to me by one of our young people regarding the above topic? If you de­sire to familiarize yourself with the mat­ter, it might be well to read the question once more on page 23 of the […]

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Hollywood (1): Its Influence

In the vicinity of Los Angeles, Calif, there lies a small village called Holly­wood. Many map-makers do not take the trouble to indicate this spot and the rest are satisfied to indicate it by a small dot and very small letters. It may inter­est our readers to know that Redlands, Calif, is indicated, on all […]

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Ahira, Prince of Naphtali

Ahira, Prince of Naphtali, written by Ella M. Noller, published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. “For the land whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs: But […]

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Exercising Godliness in Witnessing for Christ

Some nineteen hundred years ago, just before our Lord ascended into glory, he left with his church on earth the com­mand “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature”. This injunction did not stop with the apostles, but has been handed down through the ages, and now rests upon us […]

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What is a Christian?

Don’t think you’re a Christian because you were born in a so-called Christian land; Don’t think you’re a Christian because baptized by ministerial hand, Don’t think you’re a Christian because confirmed when reaching youthful age; Don’t think you’re a Christian because enrolled on denominational page. Don’t think you’re a Christian because you attend church service […]

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