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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Always Caught - #5062
The fact is when it comes to people catching us, we often do get away with sin. Your parents may never find out, your mate may never know, your boss may never catch you, your friends may never find out, or your pastor, or your congregation. It sets you up with the myth that you're getting away with it. Nobody ever gets away with a sin. The bill may be delayed, but the bill always comes. Adam and Eve's death sentence came later, but it came. Postponed judgment never means judgment has been canceled.
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 - Music When You Least Expect It - #5097
Are you like all the other prisoners, or is Christ inside of you giving you the grace to sing when you otherwise would sink? See, positiveness and joy are not feelings, they're a choice. Focus on your Lord, as they were with these hymns. Fill up on Christian music. Quote the verses. Quote the promises. Then, secondly, focus on your opportunity.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - No Such Thing as a Secret - #5100
Maybe you feel relieved that you haven't been caught. Wrong. If God knows, you're caught. And He does know. The Bible says, "Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is ... laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account." All the dark secrets of our life will be "outed" and we will face the penalty for them.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Your Line in the Sand - #5132
The people who think nothing of Jesus aren't ashamed to freely speak His name in disrespect. What about you - someone whose life, whose eternity has been changed by Jesus? Will you talk about Him because you love Him and because they need Him? Or will you be ashamed of Jesus? On that brutal cross, Jesus was not ashamed of you.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Young World - #5137
Right now, there are probably Christian young people in your church who really need some adults to believe in them, to pray for them, to pray with them, to challenge them, and to get involved with them. So many of our Christian young people are living way beneath their potential; they're over entertained and under challenged! They need some people who will challenge and equip them to make a difference for their community, for their lost friends, and for a hurting world.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Nailing Your Colors - #5159
We all know the temptation to get by or to get ahead by covering up our relationship with Jesus. And when the world starts to like us and we start to like the world, it's often at the expense of the One who wouldn't deny us even when it meant a cross. We forget whose we are. But maybe those days of surrendering your Jesus-identity are almost over. Maybe you're ready to stand publicly for the One who died publicly for you. It all begins when you decide that you will not lower your Jesus-colors for anyone, for anything.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Way to Your Father's Heart - #5172
I don't know what's different between me talking to God about something alone and me talking to Him with some other believers. I only know that Jesus told us that something special happens in heaven when God the Father hears from His children together about some issue or some need.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Only Way to Get Where You Want to Go - #5175
One day you and I will reach the end of our journey here on earth and we'll keep our long-scheduled appointment with God. It's an appointment we can't cancel, we can't postpone.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - No Do-Overs - #5200
All the wrong things we've done carry an eternal death penalty. The Bible calls it hell. They cannot be erased. Our damning personal record cannot be removed unless that penalty is paid, and someone has to die for your sins to be paid for. And someone did - the only One who could. The only One who didn't have any sin of His own to pay for - Jesus.