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He Came Into His Own

According to the church calendar we shall “celebrate Christmas” pretty soon.  But one, unto whom the promise of the gospel: “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour which is Christ the Lord” is not given, does not know what Christmas means, even though he or she “celebrates Christmas.”  […]

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Let Us Go Even Unto Bethlehem

Thus spake the shepherds of old in the fields of Ephrata.  Having heard the glad tidings of the Saviour’s birth, they could not refrain from going to Bethlehem in order to see the thing that was come to pass.  And well may we, too, exhort one another today saying: Come, let us go even unto […]

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The Baby’s Name

Those of us who have children or are responsible for naming of children know how difficult it sometimes is to do so.  We lack the intuition to name them according to their natures or individual characteristics so about all we can do is either name them “after” someone or select a name which “sounds well.” […]

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Restricted Area – For Christians Only

There are such a multitude of thoughts which could be expressed concerning the Christmas season that it is difficult to make a choice.  We could, for instance, write about the longing of servicemen to “be home by Christmas” of “other Christmases” when there was no open hostility and warfare among the nations, or, we could […]

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Winter’s Ermine Cloak

“The speckled sky is dim with snow, The light flakes falter and fall slow; Athwart the hill-top, rapt and pale, Silently drops a silvery veil; By flickering curtains gray and thin.” J. T. Trowbridge   A striking change, indeed, to find when morning breaks, a blanket of crystal white enshrouding hill and dale!  Is not […]

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Christmas in the Heart…

It will soon be Christmas again. Simply as such there isn’t anything unusual about that and we surely don’t have to announce the coming of Christmas as though there were any danger of it passing unnoticed.  It is hardly conceivable that there should by anyone at all in our country who could be unaware of […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Dear Friends: Sometime ago I talked with the father of one of the boys in service.  He related to me an incident which his son had written in one of his letters.  While on the battle front in France, the son had found a copy of “The Banner” and “De Wachter” in one of the […]

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Letters from Our Boys

Belgium, Europe Dear Friends: Just a few lines to express my appreciation for the past issues of Beacon Lights and hope that my notice of change of address reaches you in time to keep my copies on the shortest route to me.  I surely appreciate them and especially now when we don’t have any place […]

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China—-

China—- with one of her many problems is in the news again.  But this time the trouble within her borders is really very serious.  For eight years she has fought Japan and has somewhat held her ground; recently, however, she is losing much for Japan has conquered nearly the entire coastal area, causing millions of […]

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Acts

LESSON XL PAUL, SILAS AND TIMOTHY ENTER EUROPE Acts 16:1-15 I.  Paul and Silas Visit the Churches: Verses 1-5 A.  We are introduced to a disciple well-spoken of by the brethren—Timothy.  1. His mother is a Jew and his father a Greek.  2. Paul wills to take this young man (about 17 years old) along.  […]

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