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Together in the Snow

It happened about sixty years ago. There was a small family in the mountains of Austria—a poor minister of the church with his wife and children, high up under a big layer of snow. There was no electricity, no telephone, no radio. In the kitchen they had a pump which remained frost-free. In the shed […]

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God’s Eternal Love

Our Father has shown His infinite love By sending His Son From heaven above To men who were sinners Condemned from their birth Dead in sin and transgression To His chosen on earth. A part from His Mercy And wonderful Grace Man’s place is in Hell Ne’er to look on His face. To serve Him, […]

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Rev. Arie den Hartog (2)

During the last of the final year of our ministry in Covenant, in the providence of God, we came into contact with several young people from Singapore. We made the decision to sponsor one of these young people as a foreign exchange student. Johnson See stayed in our home for three months, and we learned […]

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Remember your Fellow Saints with Special Needs

During this season of year, many young people have the opportunity to show their love and compassion to those with special needs. Several young people’s societies set aside one night during this time of the year to go caroling. They visit the aged and those who have special needs. Last year, at the beginning of […]

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The Right and Godly View of Discipline

Bruce is a member of Faith Protestant Reformed Church and is a second-year student at the Protestant Reformed Seminary. This is a Protestant Reformed Scholarship Essay. Baptism Form, Question 3: Do you promise and intend to see these children, when come to the years of discretion (whereof you are either parent or witness), instructed and […]

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Farewells

The shoreline is a place of farewells. Throughout Michigan’s history water transportation has been the primary mode of long distance travel. As a result, the Great Lakes and the famous rivers that feed them have been places of many tearful farewells as loved ones departed on the water highways. I know, there were also many […]

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Rev. Rodney Kleyn is Pastor of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. This essay was written for the Protestant Reformed Scholarship when he was a seminary student. Why preach in a Protestant Reformed Church? One of the main reasons, which especially the young male readers of the Beacon Lights ought to consider, is that […]

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Essential Truths

Essential Truths of the Christian Faith by R. C. Sproul. Paperback 302 pages. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 1998. In this book, R. C. Sproul seeks to familiarize people with the “key concepts” of a sound theology. He states in the book’s Preface, “This is not a textbook of formal theology. It is a layperson’s introduction […]

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