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Christian Reformed Church Grows

April 10, 1956   Mr. Charles Westra Editor, Beacon Lights 1722 Alto Ave., S.E. Grand Rapids, Michigan   Dear Sir:   I have recently seen a copy of your April issue of “Beacon Lights.” One article drew my attention and I could not leave it go without making some comment. This article is entitled “Christian […]

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Sunday Driving

As soon as you, our “Beacon Lights” readers, see the title of this article, immediately the thought will come to your mind, “Oh, here’s another sermon on the do’s and don’ts of Sunday driving.” But hold on a little. Read a little further before you decide to close “Beacon Lights” and put it away. There […]

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Tornado!

“There is a tornado in Grand Rapids,” intoned the voice on the radio. “Please go to the southwest corner of your basement and keep tuned in for further developments.” Yes, there was a tornado although Grand Rapids itself was not touched. Of the many tornados on April 2 and 3, sweeping through several states, one […]

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Where We Should Go to Find Work

“I’m so tired of my work, I wish I could do something more interesting.” Most people say this at one time or another. How can this attitude be overcome? First of all, it means you must do work that you are interested in and capable of doing well. Choosing a vocation is a difficult job. […]

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“Increase Your Earnings”; “Earn More Money After Taking Our Training Courses”; “Double Your Income.” These and many other such articles and advertisements hit our eye when we pick up the newspaper, read a magazine, or check the circular mail advertisements addressed to us. Everywhere we turn, increasing our standard of living is used as an […]

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Acts 9

The importance of this section need hardly be stated. Here we have related the early preparations for the fulfillment of Christ’s own Word just before His ascension: “Ye shall be my witnesses…unto the uttermost part of the earth.” For the conversion of Saul, spectacular and significant as it is by itself, has certainly its chief […]

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Tornado Victims in Our Churches

Disaster is no respecter of persons, and a number of our people suffered virtual total material loss along with hundreds of others in the recent tornado. At the time of this writing, John Huizenga of Hope Church is being treated in the hospital for injuries sustained in the storm. The family of Ernie J. Miedema […]

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Satan, the Super Salesman

If we were to make a survey of the methods of propagation used by both the Church and Satan, we would find the Church lagging sadly behind as one who has ignored most of the opportunities put at her disposal. Satan uses every means possible to spread his lie, while to our shame, we use […]

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Speech of God

“A tornado has been sighted southwest of Grand Rapids and is moving toward the northeast sector of the city. Seek shelter in the southwest corner of your basement.” “Hudsonville has been badly hit!” “Standale is leveled!” “Comstock Park is badly demolished!” These were the words that echoed into the homes of many Grand Rapids residents […]

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An Appeal to Parents

This is the age of the child. Every parent must give his child the best of everything, so he buys him countless toys and the latest and most expensive clothes. In many homes, the child holds the most important place, sitting as ruler, while his parents bow to his every whim. Too often today the […]

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God Revealed

“We know Him by two means: first, by the creation, preservation, and government of the universe; which is before our eyes as a most elegant book, wherein all creatures, great and small, are as so many characters leading us to contemplate the invisible things of God, namely, His power and divinity, as the apostle Paul […]

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