Gospel.com Topics Feed - Addictions 2009-09-25T13:03:40-05:00 GCI info@gospel.com /feeds/topics/addictions/ Jealousy in the Bible: Galatians 5:19-21 http://biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Galatians%205:19-21&version=NIV 2009-09-25T13:03:40-05:00 While many of us might consider jealousy to be a "minor" sin, the Bible makes it clear that it's an offense to God. This passage lists it along with other actions that are indicative of a sinful nature. Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - Even Superman Has His Kryptonite - #9191 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters http://hutchcraft.com/a-life-that-matters/radio-program/even-superman-has-his-kryptonite-9191 2009-02-05T14:36:47-05:00 I’m Ron Hutchcraft, and I am no Superman, but I understand the Kryptonite thing…that we all have some things that have repeatedly brought us down spiritually. And just like Superman, we can’t afford to get near our spiritual Kryptonite. The command in the Bible is, “Throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus” (Hebrews 12:1). Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - What's Eating You - #9180 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters http://hutchcraft.com/a-life-that-matters/radio-program/whats-eating-you-9180 2009-02-05T13:48:28-05:00 I’m Ron Hutchcraft, and like this is a no-brainer. You’ve got to stop what is slowly destroying something beautiful; like a marriage, a friendship, a ministry, a church, your walk with God. He uses a farm picture to make that point for us in His Book. He says, “Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes, that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom” (Song of Solomon 2:15). Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Virus Scan - #4381 http://hutchcraft.com/A-Word-With-You/Your-Hindrances/Virus-Scan-4381 2008-08-27T15:41:07-05:00 You know your soul can pick up viruses, too? And if you don't catch them right away, they can spread throughout your system and infect everything. That's why you need to install God's virus scan. David talks about it in our word for today from the Word of God from Psalm 139:23-24. Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Stuffed With Junk - #4118 http://hutchcraft.com/A-Word-With-You/Your-Relationships/Stuffed-With-Junk-4118 2008-08-18T16:10:08-05:00 You've got to wonder what God sees when He looks down on the contents of our life. The "top" is always off as far as His view of us is concerned. He sees directly into our heart, our motives, our every thought. And all too often, our life and our heart are cluttered with "stuff" ... things we've filled our life with that are simply unnecessary to Him, useless to Him - actually limiting our usefulness to Him. Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Taming the Final Frontier - #4019 http://hutchcraft.com/A-Word-With-You/Your-Hindrances/Taming-the-Final-Frontier-4019 2008-08-01T16:53:09-05:00 I’d say that idea is close, but not the prize winner. The last frontier isn’t outer space – in fact, it’s inner space ... what’s inside you and me. Which includes our imagination, but plenty more. God’s view would seem to be that the “last frontier is the human heart.” That is the vast and violent wilderness that remains untamed inside us. And it’s usually the people closest to us who can attest to the fact that our dark side is alive and well – and yes, it’s untamed. They get to see and feel it all too often. Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Skunk's not Worth the Smell - #3876 http://hutchcraft.com/A-Word-With-You/Your-Most-Important-Relationship/The-Skunk-s-not-Worth-the-Smell-3876 2008-07-29T15:38:36-05:00 I don't care what reason anyone or anything has for getting close to a skunk - it just is not worth the smell. There's this lasting stench of touching what you never should have gotten near in the first place. But for many of us who would never touch a skunk, we are living with the stinking after-effects of touching something we should never should have touched. And it could be that you're still involved with a person, an activity, an influence, maybe a habit that you just don't want to let go of. But it's fouling the air of your life and probably the lives of people close to you. Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Powerful People, Dark Secrets - #8035 http://hutchcraft.com/A-Life-That-Matters/Radio-Program/Powerful-People-Dark-Secrets-8035 2008-07-24T17:19:10-05:00 This sense of being entitled to go out of bounds unfortunately isn’t just limited to powerful people. A lot of ordinary folks make that mistake as well; feeling that maybe they’re entitled to cut some corners morally, to get a little pleasure from some Internet porn, some excitement with someone other than my husband or wife, to get a little money I think I should have coming to me. Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Regrets at the Top of the Mountain - #8048 http://hutchcraft.com/A-Life-That-Matters/Radio-Program/Regrets-at-the-Top-of-the-Mountain-8048 2008-07-24T15:49:24-05:00 Don’t sell your soul to succeed. You’ll be at the top of the mountain and you will absolutely hate it there. Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Trouble With Ironman - #8002 http://hutchcraft.com/A-Life-That-Matters/Radio-Program/The-Trouble-With-Ironman-8002 2008-07-21T10:33:27-05:00 Inside are battles we’ve not been able to win, with dark passions or maybe a temper that’s hurting people we love, depression or selfishness, addictions; things that ambush a life that matters.