Islands and mountainous districts liable to: Psa114:4, 6; Rev 6:14; Rev 16:18; Rev 16:20


Volcanic eruptions: Psa 104:32; Nah 1:5

Convulsion and receding of the sea: 2 Sam 22:8; 2 Sam 22:16; Psa 18:7; Psa 18:15; Psa 46:3

Opening of the earth: Num 16:31; Num 16:32

Overturning of mountains: Psa 46:2; Zec 14:4

Rending of rocks: Mat 27:51


God’s power: Job 9:6; Heb 12:26

God’s presence: Psa 68:7, 8; Psa 114:7

God’s anger: Psa 18:7; Psa 60:2; Isa 13:13

Men always terrified by: Num 16:34; Zec 14:5; Mat 27:54; Rev 11:13


At mount Sinai: Exo 19:18

In the wilderness: Num 16:31; Num 16:32

In strongholds of Philistines: 1 Sam 14:15

When Elijah fled from Jezebel: 1Ki 19:11

In Uzziah’s reign: Amo 1:1; Zec 14:5

At our Lord’s death: Mat 27:51

At our Lord’s resurrection: Mat 28:2

At Philippi: Act 16:26

Before destruction of Jerusalem, predicted: Mat 24:7; Luk 21:11

At Christ’s second coming, predicted: Zec 14:4


The judgments of God: Isa 24:19; Isa 24:20; Isa 29:6; Jer 4:24; Rev 8:5

The overthrow of kingdoms: Hag 2:6; Hag 2:22; Rev 6:12; Rev 6:14; Rev 16:18; Rev 16:19, 20

The book of Proverbs was written by King Solomon to his young adult son. Solomon’s purpose in writing Proverbs was “that the generation to come might know them [God’s wonderful works]…that they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments” (Ps. 78:6–7). Throughout the book, Solomon […]

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The group of churches that John writes to in this trio of epistles had recently experienced a split because of doctrinal controversy. We do not know the exact content of the error that these false teachers were spreading, but it is apparent from John’s writing that their teaching somehow denied the truth of the incarnation—that […]

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Jael: An Example of Christian Warfare

This article was originally presented as a speech at a Protestant Reformed mini convention held at Quaker Haven Camp in August 2021. Jael lived during the era of the judges. Deborah the prophetess was the judge who served Israel at the time of Jael. During this time, the Canaanites under the rule of king Jabin […]

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Indiana Mini Convention Review 2021

One of this year’s “mini conventions” was hosted by Grace and Grandville Protestant Reformed Churches at Quaker Haven Camp. Located just over two hours away in northern Indiana, the camp was a perfect fit for the 120 kids and 15 chaperones who attended. A total of twelve different churches were represented: Byron Center, Faith, First […]

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Editorial, November 2021: Catechism Season

At the point that this edition of Beacon Lights arrives in the homes of our subscribers, most young people in the Protestant Reformed Churches will have been sitting under the catechism instruction of their pastor or elders for more than a month. If our readers are honest, that observation probably comes with a (quiet) sigh […]

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Tennessee Young People’s Retreat 2021

The 2021 Tennessee young people’s retreat was held August 9 to 13 by Providence, Hudsonville, Unity, and First (Holland) Protestant Reformed Churches. The retreat took place at Eagle Rock Retreat Center in the city of Tallassee. It was about an eleven-hour drive, give or take a bit due to stops for food and restrooms. Though […]

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Judah: A Story of Redemption

This article was originally presented as a speech at a Protestant Reformed mini convention held at Quaker Haven Camp in August 2021.   The story of Judah is one of the most beautiful in the Bible. We often overlook this history because it is nestled in the middle of the story of Joseph. All the […]

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