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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Renewing Fire - #5070
We tend to be fairly casual about our sin. We excuse it, we minimize it, we resign ourselves to it, we tolerate our sin, we cover it, but Jesus doesn't take our sin casually. It killed Him. If you love Him, you've got to destroy the things that destroyed Him.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Feeling Dirty, Getting Clean - #5071
Just think of Jesus absorbing all the guilt, and the shame, and the hell of every angry thing you've ever done; every dirty thing, every selfish thing, every deceitful thing, every hurting thing. That's how much He loves you. That's how much He wants to forgive you so you can have the unspeakable joy of being clean and the guarantee of being with Him in His heaven forever.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Why Your Load Seems So Heavy - #5088
We do worry - a lot. And in so doing, we carry a heavier load than we're designed and equipped to carry. God has promised to give what we need to carry today: daily bread, strength equal to your day, mercies new each morning, a cross to bear one day at a time, the renewing of our spirit day by day.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Loneliest "Lonely" of All - #5091
It would be cheap for me to say, "I know how you feel." I probably don't. But I know someone who does - who really does. That would be Jesus. In fact, no one on earth has ever experienced the depth of loneliness He went through. And that's one of the reasons you can trust Him in a way that you can trust no one else in your life.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Only Way to Land Safely - #5125
God says there is one person who can bring you together with Him, and that is His Son, Jesus Christ. Why? Because He's the only One who did and the only One who could do what it took for you and me to be forgiven of our sins. He "gave Himself as a ransom." In other words, He paid the price to get us back from our sin and to give us a relationship with God. He didn't just pay the price for you; He was the price for you on the cross, because He loves you with a love you can't even imagine.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Your Feet in Two Canoes - #5168
Jesus simply said, "No man can serve two masters." Or - have his feet in two different canoes. You can't claim Jesus as your Lord, the decider of what you do, and have someone or something else that is your deciding factor. Like a man trying to straddle two canoes, you'll be pulled apart.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How to Build a Life That Works - #5210
You can tell by how little time you spend with Him, by how little you make Him the bottom line in your decisions, or by the things you do that break His heart. But count on this: unless your life is being built on Jesus as the center, what you're building is not going to last, isn't going to satisfy, isn't going to work.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Figuring Out the Meaning of it All - #5211
You have a choice. You can put your total trust in Jesus to forgive your sins and give you a personal love relationship with God. Or you can continue orbiting your life around yourself and miss the meaning of the only life you get.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Only Passing It On - #4047
The waitress is right. As much as I appreciate her service, she does not get the credit for the great dinner I'm eating. She's just passing on the good work that someone else did. So are we - as we score our victories, touch some lives, accomplish some good things. We are only serving up what someone else actually has done - what God has done.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Shower Of A Lifetime - #4064
So many of us carry inside the awful burden of the mistakes we've made in the past, or the people we've hurt, the wounds we've inflicted, the damage we've done. There are regrets and guilt that weigh us down - maybe for some destructive choices we've made or some compromises or some sin we wish we could go back and erase. Sometimes it can feel disgusting - like all that dirt that covered our son that day. We wonder if there's any way to get clean, to finally be free of the weight, the dirt, the guilt, the shame.