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Delighting in God, Delighting in Godliness

We are called to obey God’s will out of gratitude because we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. The Heidelberg Catechism famously describes its third part as “how I shall express my gratitude to God for such deliverance” (Answer 2), and Lord’s Days 32–44 are a detailed explanation of our […]

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No Reason to Doubt

In head 1, article 17 of the Canons of Dordt, we confess that “godly parents have no reason to doubt of the election and salvation of their children whom it pleaseth God to call out of their life in their infancy.” The question that arises from this statement is, “What does this mean?” Do we […]

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Every nation or kingdom has a set of rules for its citizens to live by. So too does the kingdom of heaven. Citizens who desire to honor their heavenly Lord will seek to follow these rules in his service. Our passage for devotions this month, Jesus’ sermon on the mount in Matthew 5–7, provides an […]

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Little Lights: Go to the Ant

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. – Proverbs 6:6-8   For school-age children, you are now going back to school this month after the summer break. Adults are going […]

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Preserved by Jehovah

Note: This article is a modified version of a graduation address delivered for Hope PRCS in Walker, MI, in June 2021. The eighth grade class text was Isaiah 43:2, and the class theme “Preserved by Jehovah.” “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow […]

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The Issue at Hand, September 2021

This month’s issue of Beacon Lights is an open edition, which means that it departs from our usual pattern of having a focused theme for all the feature articles. The open format provides an opportunity for writers to submit articles on topics they find interesting and profitable to share with other members in the body […]

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