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A New Psalter-Psalm Devotional

January 1 Psalm 1:1 The man who is blessed is filled with joy and happiness. Look around you. Do you see many happy people? Don’t be deceived by all the laughter. Often laughter is a mask to cover fear, insecurity, and despair. Psalm 1 tells you how to find those who are filled with joy […]

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Clovis’ Battlefield Conversion

It is surprising that a battle between two barbarian tribes played an important role in the history of Christianity. The battle in question was between the Franks and the Alemanni in the year 496. This fight was important because when the Frankish leader, Clovis I saw that his army was in difficult straits he vowed […]

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Happy New Year

“Happy New Year” from the Beacon Lights staff to our readers in Christ. We do not merely wish and desire your happiness, but on the basis of God’s covenant faithfulness we are assured that you will have a happy new year. Though jobs be taken away, fields be barren, health wither, money dwindle, or friends […]

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Over the years there has been much controversy over the proper interpretation of Revelation 20:1-6, which speaks of believers reigning with Christ for a thousand years (i.e. for a “millennium”). The problem is not that the passage is unclear, but that many refuse to believe what it teaches. The passage and its context make clear […]

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Questions on the End Times

Question: One question that I wonder about is why there appear to be so few Reformed ministries that are amillennial. When I search the net most of the Reformed ministries seem to be postmil and Reconstructionist. Answer: In the first place it is very difficult to attempt to answer for others, and I do not […]

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The Cosmic Clock

Pulleys turn, the governor whirrs, The chimes announce the passage of yet Another precise quantity of time. The sounding brass fades, All the quiet sounds of metal parts Working together resume.   A cold blast of snow and wind, Glistening ice, and frozen lakes Announce the hour of winter on earth. Grand and majestic the […]

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The Engagement

Loesje Pronk had that morning off and walked absorbed in thought in the garden of her parents. Mother had said that she did not want her help in the kitchen, because she could see that Loesje was still tired of the festive night before. She was engaged to marriage with Jan Timmermans, and following the […]

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Trust

When life seems hard—impossible to bear— This thought sustains: I know my Savior’s there.   Some days it seems each little task goes wrong. I’m helpless then, but know my Savior’s strong.   My pain and suff’ring may sometimes o’erwhelm But then I’m comforted: this is my Father’s realm.   Good friends ofttimes don’t seem […]

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What is Honest (2)

Philip sighed as he watched raindrops wiggle down the windowpane. What was there to do today? He glanced around and spied the bookshelf. Yes, it was a good day to read a book! He chose one, settled into a comfortable chair, and began to read… “The mood in the council chamber was dark and ominous. […]

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