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Witnessing to Co-Workers

Witnessing, no matter when—where—why—how, is very hard work!  To do it right you must: be humble; be knowledgeable in the scriptures; and do it boldly, all for the honor and glory of God.  Hopefully, we try to witness at all times and in all places, for we are on a pilgrim’s journey for our Lord […]

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Dear Monica Ruth

Dear Monica Ruth, Early this afternoon, your father and I were still unaware that you would be born yet today.  We thought your father could easily meet all his goals for today: copy his secretary’s minutes for school board; treat a group of feeder pigs with flu shots; spend an hour hunting with your oldest […]

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Editor’s Note – February 1989

In this issue you will find a reprint of chapter XI, “The Art of Giving” from The Implications of Public Confession by Abraham Kuyper.  The Beacon Lights staff is working with a local printer in the Grand Rapids area on reprinting this stimulating volume for young people of a Reformed background.  Plans are to make […]

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Our God, His People

He is our God, a wondrous thought! That we through Jesus have been brought To occupy this holy place Where we may see His blessed face.   We are His people, glorious thought! That we by Jesus have been bought To be His own, a holy race, Not through our works, but only grace.   […]

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Proper Use of God-Given Wealth

The ten-year old boy burst through the door, erupting with excitement, “Mom, the neighbor gave me two dollars for shoveling the snow off her sidewalk!”  He opened his hand to reveal eight shiny quarters stuck to the palm of his glove. “Pretty good,” his mother responded with a smile.  “Why don’t you put the money […]

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The Implications of Public Confession

Daily experience teaches us that privileges always involve obligations.  It is therefore readily understood that he who attains the full communion of his Church and the privilege of partaking of the holy supper, is also called upon to share the financial burden of the Church.  The term “financial burden” must, however, be immediately suppressed and […]

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The Rose

It is only a tiny rosebud A flower of God’s design. But I cannot unfold the petals With these clumsy hands of mine. The secret of unfolding flowers Is not known to such as I. The flower God opens so sweetly In my hand would fade and die. If I cannot unfold a rosebud This […]

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