Steve Hulshizer

Psyched Parents

Samson’s parents did not say it to him. (Judges 14) David probably did not say it very often to Absalom. Samuel did not say it enough to his sons. (1 Sam. 2) What is it that these parents failed to express to their children? It is the word, "No!" With all the emphasis placed on children over the past several decades, and much of it was needed, the pendulum has swung too far. The truth is that in many families children are now the focal point and in far too many families they a...

NIV Ready To Take The Next Step

According to an article by Susan Olasky in the March 29, 1997 issue of World magazine, the New International Version is quietly going "genderneutral." This means words such as; he, man, brothers, and mankind will be replaced with such words as; person, people, brother and sister, and humankind. Larry Walker, one of the 15 members on the Committee for Biblical Translation says, "At the present time, almost everyone is for it (unisex language)." This unisex language opens the door for ...

Faith

Many in the world, and even some Christians, have a misunderstanding of faith. To some it is something we build up like energy and when it reaches a certain level we are able to accomplish miracles. To others it is blind faith which believes something when, in fact, there is no basis for believing it. For example, many are convinced they will be healed despite the fact there is no basis for their belief. The doctor has not told them they will be healed and the facts are contrary to it, ye...

What Do Your Clothes Say About You?

Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph .... and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh. Gen. 41:14 Whether we want to admit it or not, the way we dress says something about us to others with whom we come in contact. Joseph's clean face and clean clothes were not only a reflection on Joseph himself, but were also an indication of his respect for Pharaoh. This is often shown when an individual goes for an interview for employment. A mature individual does ...

One Point

The Bible tells us "whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." (James 2:10) The world would see nine out of ten as excellent, God sees it as unacceptable. This shows us the difference between a Holy God, and fallen man. To man almost perfect is good enough, but not so with a Holy God. With Him anything less than perfection is unacceptable. Isn't it a wonderful to know that a Holy God who expects absolute perfection accepted the work of His So...

Judas

Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples. (John 18:2) Being deceived is a terrible experience. Being led to believe something is true, when in fact it is false, can be very hurtful. Nowhere is this more true then when it comes to salvation. For a person to believe he is saved, when in fact he is not, is very sad. Judas traveled with Jesus for three years or so. He saw all the miracles and sat under Jesu...

An Alternative to Sunday School

In the minds of many Christians, Sunday School is a biblically mandated gathering of the local church. To suggest something different is like attacking the American flag, motherhood, and apple pie. To many others it would be considered heresy to suggest anything different. Few saints stop to consider that Sunday School, as we know it, is less than 200 years old, and was originally started to evangelize "unchurched" children. Today it is a large institution with many programs and in...

Haste Makes Waste!

Speed kills! This is not only true when it comes to driving. Take fertilizer for example. The right amount of fertilizer will make your lawn beautiful, while too much of it will kill your grass, making it look like a straw doormat. In the last two or three decades there has not been a great number of young people, in particular, young men, who have committed themselves to serving the Lord and His people. (Thankfully, there have been some.) This condition has cau...

The Cost of Making Money

"It takes money to make money!" This principle is seen in the business world every day. Every business has costs associated with it. Whether it is for materials or salaries, a business needs money to make money. Many in the world today buy into programs that promise them that they will make money without any need for investment. Most of these programs only make money for those who sell others on the program. Sadly, many Christians get enslaved to the goal of making larg...

Where Things are Headed

"I don't think that anything has been done in the name of Christ and under the banner of Christianity that has proven more destructive to human personality, and hence counterproductive to the evangelistic enterprise, than the unchristian, uncouth strategy of attempting to make people aware of their lost and sinful condition." Robert Schuller "Promise Keepers is a bridge; and whether there is a denominational label it does not matter, for we will have relations with any denomination." Danie...
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