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The Horn and the Oil

The heat of summer beat down on the high mountain meadow where the sheep grazed beneath the sharp eye of their Shepherd. Each night, he herded them into the corner of the meadow where a low, stone fence had been constructed. But with the heat also came the flies and other biting bugs. The sheep […]

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The Daily Press

August 8—The Bread of Life Read John 6:22­­­­–63 When we’re physically sick, it’s sometimes wise to refrain from eating for a little while until our health improves.  That’s not the case when we’re spiritually ill, however.  When we find that we have no appetite for God’s word, we must not fast from Bible study or […]

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The Comfort of Assurance

Many of God’s people doubt their salvation at some point during their lives. In fact, article 11 in the fifth head of the Canons of Dordt states that God’s people will suffer from various carnal doubts in this life. However, the article does not stop right there; that would not be comforting for God’s people. […]

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Personal Reading and Studying

As Christians we are called to serve in the church. We are constantly reminded that each member has a specific purpose or job that is essential to the rest of the members in the body. What is our role as young people in the church? We do not have large funds to contribute, nor do […]

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Interview with Lois Kregel (2)

MHH:  Did you take other trips? LK:  Yes.  I don’t know what year it was.  It might have been 1936 that everything suddenly caught up with my dad.  I didn’t notice it, but my mother did immediately.  We had communion on a Sunday morning. and he suddenly had a spell of nerves.  I didn’t know […]

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I’m Scared

I’m scared. I know that the parents and grandparents of Protestant Reformed young people read Beacon Lights. The magazine is aimed at young people, but many others read it. For all of you who read, I am scared. But especially for you, young people, I am scared. Maybe the reader of any age will think […]

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Grow Up! (1)

“You need to grow up!” Many of you young people have heard these words before. Most of the time you who really do need to grow up give a smirk, a grin, laugh it off, and go on living in the same immature way as before. Along with our worldly society enamored with youth and […]

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Christian Patriarchy

Christian Patriarchy is a philosophy on how one should live as a Christian. It is a moralism that leads to elitism. It is also a political force. Its political and theological ideas are grown from the teachings of the reconstructionist, postmillennialist Rousas Rushdooney. He desired to re-establish America as a “nation under God” by having […]

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And It Was Good

God has many attributes which are unobtainable by any man. God is a God who is high above us all, and none is like unto Him.  We as Christians can look at the simplest things and see God’s handiwork.  The creation is a beautiful thing that only God could have created. A person can look […]

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Federation Board Update

The current Federation Board year is coming to a close, and it is time to introduce our new nominees.  First, a word of thanks to the members who will soon be retiring from their 2-year terms.  Thank you to Rev. Langerak, Matt DeBoer, Brad Ophoff, Lynette Bleyenberg, and Lydia Koole for the time and effort […]

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