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A Crash Course on How to Study the Bible 

Scripture Reading: Acts 8:26–35  Have you ever felt that way? The way the Ethiopian eunuch felt as he was reading the Bible? He had his Bible open to Isaiah 53. He read it. But he couldn’t understand it!  Has that ever happened to you? You’re around the dinner table. After eating, your father opens the […]

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Life Centered Around God’s Word

We live in a fast-paced society. Every day the media bombards us with stories of corruption and violence. The devil uses the radio, television, newspaper, magazine, billboard, computer, video and DVD to openly display the philosophies of this evil age. The child of God feels the effects of these attacks of Satan as he is […]

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I Was There

I was there when they crucified the Lord. Were you? I was there in the garden when the shouting mob of soldiers and ruffians came to arrest Him, armed with swords and staves and bearing torches with which to light the way. I was there in the Judgment Hall as the Pharisees and chief priests […]

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Bible Study Basics

Last society season, the Randolph Protestant Reformed Young People’s Society began studying the book of Judges. This coming season, the Lord willing, we will conclude our study of this book. To help the young people prepare for the weekly discussions, I prepared a list of questions on each chapter of the book. These questions are […]

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The Organization of Our Bible Societies

Dear Rev. Laning I am glad for this question and answer column in the Beacon Lights, and I hope that you can answer the question of someone older than a “young person.” Although I am of retirement age, I believe your answer might affect all of us—old and young. I want to know whether a […]

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Study Proverbs This Society Season

Are you looking for a Bible study guideline for your Young People Society this year? Here is an idea for you. Study Proverbs using the guidelines and questions that we plan to publish each month. One of our ministers prepared this for his Young People’s group. Some of the societies have used this before and […]

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Post-High Bible Study

Jodi and Andrea are members of Faith Protestant Reformed Church in Jenison, Michigan. You may have seen “Post High” meetings announced in your bulletins. This group meets the last Sunday of every month at Faith Protestant Reformed Church in Jenison, Michigan, and is open to anyone out of high school wanting to have a biblical-based […]

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Grow in Grace and in the Knowledge of Christ!

Right now you may be sitting at the kitchen table or in your favorite chair. Look out the window. Perhaps you see the brilliant colors of spring, the beautiful white of the dogwood trees and the rich colors of the tulips. Open your front door. What do you hear? Most likely you hear the birds […]

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Lovest Thou Me?… Then Go To Society

Our God is a covenant God, dwelling in eternal fellowship within Himself and with His people in Christ. There is never a “quiet” moment within God. The Holy Spirit tirelessly searches the deep things of God. The Father and Son never stop speaking one to the other. The result is blessed fellowship and eternal joy […]

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Joy in Bible Study

Bible study is work. It is not “fun,” but difficult and strenuous work. It is that for many reasons, but especially because of the weakness of our flesh. To the flesh, searching the Scriptures is boring, unnecessary, too difficult, and is repulsive. Over against our rebellious flesh, Scripture declares that the study of Scripture in […]

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