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The Questions I Never Was Asked

There are tons—and that’s a lot—of questions I never was asked. Some of them might be labeled frivolous: Do you like sushi? Or, what is your fourth favorite color? Others might be considered meaningful: Who is the most important U.S. President and why? Or, how important is the U.S. Constitution to you? Then there are […]

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Just a Job or a Calling?

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called (Ephesians 4:1). With these words the Apostle Paul begins the fourth chapter of his letter to the saints in the church at Ephesus. Paul divides his letter into two major parts, a doctrinal part and […]

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Choosing an Occupation

Introduction: Being a member of a Protestant Reformed Church will make a significant impact on your decision as to what career you should or should not pursue. One must always keep before him God’s Word and His Will. Choosing a career does not simply involve what you want, and, therefore, you must not take this […]

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All Walks of Life

What occupations are appropriate for Christians? What areas of study? The reformers were distinctive in their day in teaching that all occupations, excluding those that required sin, were pleasing in God’s sight. In this issue of the Beacon Lights, we explore a number of occupations that young people should consider as they determine what is […]

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I.  Specific Principles of Scripture concerning work or vocation. A.  Work is necessary and noble, for God Himself is an ever-active God. 1.  God created man to work, to be active and productive, and not to sit contemplating or be inactive, Genesis 1:28; 2:15. 2.  Man’s fall into sin did not change God’s purpose to […]

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Study to Show Thyself Approved

“Study to shew thyself approved of God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Tim. 2:15 Some years ago somebody gave me a plaque inscribed with the text quoted above. For some time it decorated my study wall as a reminder that a minister must rightly divide […]

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Choosing a Life’s Calling?

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: fear God and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”  Ecclesiastes 12:13 Choosing a life’s calling, a life’s partner, should be and is the seeking to perform the will of God, the will of our heavenly Father! In the most basic sense […]

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Education: A Preparation for Life

Seminarian Chuck Terpstra intro­duced this topic for us. He pointed out that our calling is a spiritual calling. Whether it be as a homemaker, banker, business man, minister, or any kind of job that a child of God feels he/she should do. We must put a lot of thought into what we decide to become. […]

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Education, A Preparation for Life

Introduction 1.  One of the many questions which you as Reformed Young People confront as you grow and develop into spiritual maturity is the question, “What will God have me do in life? or What place does God have for me in His Kingdom?” and then too, “How do I know and find out this […]

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High School Girls and Careers

High School ought to be and often is the time when young people decide on their calling in life. If they are children of God’s covenant and consider their life’s work to be truly a calling, they will do this through prayer, seeking the Lord’s guid­ance in learning what He wants them to do. They […]

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