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You Can Be a Beacon on a Troubled Sea

About the only thing that the sailors could be certain about was the fact that their lives would soon end unless something changed quickly. They were not sure where they were, but they knew from the depth soundings that they were getting closer to land. Without warning, the next big wave could hurdle them onto […]

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Respect for Authority

Sarah is a member of Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. She wrote this essay for the Protestant Reformed Scholarship. “Why should I?” “Who made you the boss of me?” “I do not have to listen to you!” These responses along with many other disrespectful retorts are increasing at a disturbing rate among children […]

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Federation Board Update

The Federation Board is a group of young people, young adults and adult advisors that works on behalf of the Protestant Reformed Young People’s Societies. One of the main purposes of the Federation Board is to coordinate interaction among the societies. Mass meetings, singspirations and also involvement in the publication of the Beacon Lights are […]

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The Origin of Scripture

Rev. Stewart is a missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches to the Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship of Northern Ireland. This series is being reprinted with permission from the Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship website, http://www.cprf.co.uk/ Volume IX, Issues 4 & 5. In the last issue we saw that Scripture is the “more sure word” (II Peter […]

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William of Orange: The Silent Prince

William Gerrit Van de Hulst. William of Orange: The Silent Prince. Translated by Alice Veenendaal. 8085 Kraft Ave S.E., Caledona, MI: Inheritance Publications: 1992. 142 pp. (ages 5-25) William of Orange: The Silent Prince is a soft-cover biography, (with illustrations!) translated from the Dutch for a younger audience! This young adult’s book recounts the exciting […]

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Treasure

Let my treasure be of things not seen, Of spiritual lustre and godly sheen.   The gold be that of righteousness, Refined by fire, put to the test.   The diamonds sparkling as the sun, Reflecting the glory of the Eternal One.   Sapphires, agates, and even the petosky stone, Are set in the crown […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

January 1 Read I John 1:1-10 As we begin another new year the three epistles of the apostle John make very instructive reading for the church of Jesus Christ. In chapter one of I John, John lays out the message that he will develop throughout this first epistle. That message is found summarized in verse […]

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The Helping Hand

Lieske Hiddink, the youngest daughter of Rev. Hiddink, entered the beautiful town hall of the Dutch city of Enkhuizen that morning at the stroke of nine. She saw that there was already a long queue of girls of her own age at counter with the superscription “staffing.” It was a warm summer day and most […]

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Marnix Castle

Marnix CastleThe national anthem of The Netherlands is the “Wilhelmus,” composed in 1568 by Marnix van Sint Aldegonde. He was an important man in the history of The Netherlands because he was advisor to Prins William I of Orange. Prins William I organized the liberation of The Netherlands after a war which lasted eighty years. […]

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