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Watching Daily at My Gates

March 1 Read James 1:1-11 What is wisdom? “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…” (Proverbs 9:10) Wisdom is to know God in such a way that we stand in awe of Him. Wisdom is to give God all respect and praise, and to know myself as His servant, not His equal. […]

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The Salt of the Earth

“Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19b). As a child, I always loved this story of Jesus calling Peter and his brother Andrew to serve His ministry as disciples. In those years, it was not the message that I found delightful, but the image of two men with fishing-poles casting, […]

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The Covenant Family

Our families are a gift, given to us on earth, By our Heavenly Father, the God of matchless worth. The parents must reflect God’s glory and His love, Until someday at last, we are a family up above.   God intended families, His covenant to reflect, Each member has responsibilities, which he may not neglect. […]

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Little Things

The ant was not deterred by any obstacle in his path. Quickly he marched, his tiny legs moving as fast as they could, as if the little creature knew he had only a short time to get where he was going. Indeed, he had. Smoosh. “Hey, whadja do that for Joey? I wanted to see […]

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Letter to the Editor

Dearest Brothers and Sisters in Christ of Beacon Lights Editorial Board, brethren greetings! I would like to thank each of you in putting your whole heart and effort in serving Christ through the publication of this magazine. I truly love reading this magazine through which I really learned much and indeed all good things come […]

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Learning From What Scientists Ignore

This past July, planetary scientists watched excitedly as massive chunks of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with the planet Jupiter. The tremendous explosions provided a fantastic display of power and energy, and the scientists busily gath­ered data to learn more about the distant planet. Many of us may not even have been aware of this event. […]

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John Wesley

Conversion is a spontaneous experience which is followed by a long struggle. You can accept Christ as your Savior by your own will. Who believed these things? It was John Wesley. John Wesley was born in the early 1700’s being one of 19 children. Being the excel­lent student that he was, John was chosen to go […]

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Good Morning Alice

Good Morning Alice is a book writ­ten by Rev. Gise Van Baren about his dying sister Alice. The book is about the death of a saint by Lou Gehrigs Disease. During the last three months of Alice’s illness an anonymous writer sent cards and notes to her almost every day. The writer of the cards […]

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For Our Edification

Tradition can be a powerful force. Not only can traditions be very hard to change, they can be hard to appreciate, too. Through all of her history, the Protestant Reformed Churches have stressed the importance of Heidelberg Cat­echism preaching. If that seems to be a long time, about seventy years, consider the fact that cat­echism […]

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Christian or Antichristian

The Beacon Lights is sent out to many different places. Some of us live in big cities, some in small towns and villages and some out in the open countryside. We all have a specific address to identify our location in distinction from everyone else. But though we all live in our separate places, our […]

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