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Our Father is One

“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” (John 17:3). Do you have eternal life? You have it if you know God. You have it only if you know God as He has revealed Himself in Jesus Christ. Any other way of […]

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Our Christian Mission

1999 Protestant Reformed Scholarship Paper. I have chosen to write my paper about the layman’s responsibility toward missions. At first I wondered how this topic could relate to my hopes of becoming a teacher in the Protestant Reformed schools. Missionary and teacher seemed like two callings without a whole lot of common ground. My initial […]

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The Fourth Man (1)

Preface The articles which will appear in subsequent issues of the Beacon Lights are translations of a book with the title, The Fourth Man. The book was written in the Dutch by P. S. Kuiper and published by The Banner in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The author informs the readers that the title of the book […]

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Singing Sands

The lakeshore is filled with many wonders. Sometimes they are so basic that we tend to overlook them. There is a feature of the shore that has only one or two duplicates in the world. It is Michigan’s “singing sands.” Our Creator has through wave action created grains of sand of particular size and shape […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign, Covenant God November 1 Read Proverbs 12:1-7 We are approximately two months into the school year, the catechism season, and for many, young people’s society. We would do well to heed the admonition found in verse 1. Do you love knowledge, young people? Are you applying yourselves […]

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Psalter 104 – The Frailty of Life

How do we live our lives? Do we think that we can worry about spiritual things later, when we get older? After all, we have a long life ahead of us, don’t we? We tend to think this way. Then we hear of someone that God takes to be with Him at a young age. […]

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Knowledge of the Truth (2)

Speech given at the Young People’s Convention, Redlands, 1999. In the last article, Rev. Koole explained that the knowledge that we need is the Knowledge of the Truth. Now, there are a few things in connection with this Knowledge of the Truth that I want to emphasize. In the first place, I want to point […]

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The St Bavo Church of Aardenburg

In the Western part of Zeeland‑Flanders (The Netherlands), not far from the frontier with Belgium, you find a small old city with the name of Aardenburg. In the photo you see the tower of the State Reformed St. Bavo Church, built already in 1243, and several times restored. An interesting fact is that Aardenburg is […]

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Rev. Peter Breen

On September 2, 1919, John and Grace (Timmer) Breen became the parents of Rev. Peter Breen. Rev. Breen was born on a farm east of Coopersville, Michigan. Coopersville is located fourteen miles west of Grand Rapids. As a student, Rev. Breen attended two one-room country schools. They were each located east of Coopersville. He also […]

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