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The Reign of Grace…..

I.  ELECTION O Lord of Hosts!  Thy wisdom shines, Into the heart that ever pines, For fellowship with Thee!  Thy condescending love so great, Hath touched me in my sinful state; From sin and death made free. Thy arm is strong! Thy grace so free, Reigns on in Royal Majesty, Reigns, as a Sovereign Lord! […]

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Debtors to God

The subject is suggested by what the apostle writes to the congregation of Rome, “Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.”  (8:12). Before we proceed, Christian young men and women, read those words again, carefully, prayerfully.  Memorize them, will you?  Then you will have them with you always. […]

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Arianism Condemned

In our last installment in this department of early New Testament church history, we called your attention to the rise of the Arian doctrine which denied the divinity of Christ.  We called your attention to the fact that this doctrine denied one of the indispensable requisites for our salvation.  If Christ is not very God […]

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That Man From Michigan

During the past few weeks much talk and discussion has taken place in the national press concerning suitable candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in the election campaign of 1948.  The Republicans are in urgent need of a man who is acceptable to the majority of the voters and who has a good record to […]

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The Camel Bird

In the wilderness surrounding Palestine, in Arabia and in the arid wilds of Africa is found the largest of all winged creatures—a proud and regal strutting bird.  Visualize a feathered creature weighing more than 200 pounds and towering from 6 to 9 feet in height.  Its plumes were worn by the royalty of ancient Babylon […]

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The Bulwark

The Bulwark, by Theodore Dreiser   How easy it is for a man’s wealth or his position to compromise his principles. Solon Barnes was a Quaker.  Ardently, he wished to sustain those beliefs and customs which were his by heritage and conviction.  He desired to live by the “Inner Light” and to practice simplicity in […]

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It was a day to be remembered!  It was a day in which the youth of the Western Protestant Reformed Churches gathered together in Christian fellowship. Our Convention was held in our Hull Church.  In the afternoon of March 20, Rev. J. Blankespoor, our president, presided at our usual meeting.  We began our meeting with […]

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Living Stones

Speech delivered at a combined meeting of the Young People’s Societies of the First Protestant Reformed Church on February 25, 1947. Chairman, members of the various societies represented here and Christian friends: I do not know why I am here.  I do not know what motivated your program committee to ask me and neither am […]

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Choosing a Vocation

It is several months ago that we wrote on the above topic.  Due to lack of space, we were not able to finish the subject before.  In this issue of our Beacon Lights, we expect to continue where we left off the last time.  To get the proper connection, permit me to recall to you […]

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Charioteer

A story of Old Egypt in the Days of Joseph. Used by Permission of the Eerdmans’ Publ. Co.—Grand Rapids, Michigan   CHAPTER TWO As the merchantmen ate, speech shuttle cocked from one to another rapidly.  There was mystery in the air and they were all keyed up over it.  Accid-Adab could enlighten them and Egiba […]

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