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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - When the Tapestry is Unraveling - #4356
God's been weaving you into one of His tapestries - your family, your church (that's the tapestries that He does), maybe the people you minister with, your network of Christian relationships. The threads in God's masterpiece are His children, who like threads are in any tapestry, are very different from one another. People who are mostly head, people who are mostly heart, soft people, rough people, outspoken people, soft-spoken people, compliant folks, controlling folks, race horses, plodders.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Virus Scan - #4381
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 - Putting Clean On Over Dirty - #4566
Covering up your dirty with a layer of clean isn't going to cut it. It's self-deception, living a lie, defying God, and building up judgment. Don't you think it's time to come clean - even if it hurts? It will hurt a whole lot more not to come clean. You know you're sick of that battle inside you. It's tearing you apart - the guilt, the fear of getting caught, the shame. And you know God is sick of this charade.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Longer it Waits, the Harder it Gets - #4593
Maybe there's a strained relationship in your life right now. Maybe there have been too many sunsets and bad feelings toward someone. It will never be smaller than it is right now. It's probably bigger than it used to be, but this is the smallest it will ever be. This issue will never be easier to address than right now, no matter how hard that might seem to you. It's only going to get harder. It's only going to get more costly, and you'll only turn darker inside. Today is always your best opportunity to go to that person and do whatever it takes to repair things.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Avalanche Zone - #4741
The Bible says that every one of us has decided to live our life outside of God's boundaries - even the most religious of us. God insists on truth, for example, and countless times we've settled for much less than telling the truth. God says we can have no other gods before Him, and we've pre-empted Him as the center of our life and pretty much put ourselves in the center of our universe.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Tantalizing Sewage - #4296
It looked so inviting. It was so dirty - and potentially so damaging. Just like so many of the temptations that beckon to you and me, almost daily, it seems. And that's why so many have ended up in the middle of something that looked good but has left them polluted, scarred, ashamed.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Animal's Fury - #4781
You know the power; you know the fury of this horrible animal called sin. It's time that you experienced the rescue of the One who loved you so much that He willingly turned the fury of your sin on Himself.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How to End the War You're In - #4817
Conflicts often result from misunderstanding the other person's motives or actions. The only way to avoid that is to do what these ancient Jews did. Go directly to the person or persons involved and let them explain what they're thinking. Don't go on hearsay, second-hand information, rumors, or your suppositions.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Harvest of Doing Good - #4166
Mark is reaping the good work he did many years ago - now he's enjoying the benefits of those efforts. It's a reminder of one of the wisest laws in the Bible - "Whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap." (Galatians 6:7) We usually think about that in terms of the bad consequences of the bad seed we sow. But there's another side to that reaping equation.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Last Frontier in You - #4183
God says that when it comes to the untamed areas of our personal lives, the tongue is the last frontier! He acknowledges that we stumble in many ways, but then He elevates controlling this one particular kind of sin to the position of Proof #1 that a person is really grown up spiritually, proof that the Lordship of Christ is conquering the deepest corners of a person's rebellious heart. That's when his faith has reached "what he says."