Steve Hulshizer

Faster than the Speed of Light

The speed of light is 186,000 miles per second. How fast is that? If we take the circumference of the earth as 25,000 miles, this means that light, assuming it could bend around such circles, would travel around the earth over seven times in one second, or almost 27,000 revolutions of the earth in one hour. Bringing this down to a more understandable level, light would travel from New York City to Los Angeles in about two one hundreds (2/100) of a second. That would mean you could live in...

Spiritual Weight Watchers

The statisticians tell us that the majority of Americans are overweight. This is no surprise since many spend most of their day sitting behind a desk, or in front of the TV. Add to this a steady diet of fast-foods, and you have the perfect formula for being overweight. Many Christians are not only physically overweight, but spiritually overweight as well. This excess spiritual weight limits their ability to make progress in the race of faith that is set before them. The writer to the H...

The Bunker

There it sits, right in the middle of the beach. Sunbathers pay no attention to it. Few ponder why it sits so high above the beach on a number of telephone-pole-size pilings which are starting to twist under the massive weight of its seven foot thick concrete walls. The bunker was built on the Cape May beach at southern tip of New Jersey in 1942 when German submarines where menacing the east coast of the United States. When it was built it was nine hundred feet back from the water...

The Church Age

Excerpt from The Church Truth Series Many Christians do not understand where the Church fits in God’s time table. Many confuse the New Testament Church with the nation of Israel in the Old Testament. As a result many bring Old Testament law and principles into the New Testament Church. This leads to great confusion and error. It is very important that we see the clear distinction between the Church and Israel. The Bible clearly teaches us that the New Testament C...

Dangers in Leadership

The following was first given as a message at the May, 1999 Elders and Workers Conference in Markham, Ontario. In my travels among the assemblies it is evident that the general spiritual condition of many of them is poor. Attendance is often a small portion of those who would claim to be in fellowship. Worldliness has made inroads and it is manifested in a lack of commitment to the local assembly and a strong commitment to careers, hobbies, sports, and recreation. ...

We Faint Not!

The Apostle Paul suffered greatly for the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ, but despite being pressed, perplexed and persecuted he did not lose heart - he did not quit! (2 Cor. 4:1; 7-9) Two great truths of Scripture kept Paul pressing on. The first was that he served a living Saviour. God had raised up the Lord Jesus and would also raise him up with Jesus. (2 Cor. 4:14) The second truth was that eternity is real. That which is seen is temporary, but that which is unseen is eternal. (2 C...

The Beauty of Simplicity

But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 2 Cor. 11:3 (NKJV) The ground is covered with a light dusting of new snow and a full moon is shining brightly in a dark and cloudless sky. While it is not flashing and multicolored, not overpowering in its brilliance, it is beautiful in its simplicity. As you drive through the community during the Christmas season you see many homes covered with a grea...

Commitment or Convenience

And they were continuing stedfastly in the teaching of the apostles, and the fellowship, and the breaking of the bread, and the prayers. Acts 2:42 (Strong) In the New Testament there is only one Church, and all who by faith are in Christ Jesus are in the Church, and as such are members of Christ’s body. (Eph. 1:22-23). However, there are local expressions of the Church, or local assemblies of called–out believers. These local assemblies are to reflect the truth of the One Body, and ...

The True Vine

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. John 15:1 In a “twinkling of an eye” this beautiful world came under a curse. Like Lucifer before him, the man who was created in God’s image and placed over His creation rebelled, being dissatisfied with the position and provisions his Creator God had given him. Everything under Adam was affected by his fall. The woman would bring forth her children in sorrow. The earth came under a curse and thorns and thistles marred the...

Lords Over God's Heritage

Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. I Pet. 5:3 Godly shepherds are an asset to any assembly. They are men of God who labor to ensure the saints are fed well from the Word of God, protected from wolves in sheep’s clothing, and cared for with a genuine love. Such shepherds are to be honored and followed. (I Tim. 5:17; Heb. 13:7) Sadly, many who have taken on the responsibility of overseeing the local assembly are not doing this good work. (I ...
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