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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - So Dirty, So Clean! - #5165
The people close to us know the dirt on the outside all too well; the angry outbursts that leave so many scars, the mean streak, the selfishness about getting our own way, the dirty talk, the ways we treat people sometimes, the backstabbing, the gossip, the lies, the deceptions. They don't like it. I don't like it. God sure doesn't like it.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Strange Credential - #5194
Sin is ugly and sin is destructive, so destructive that it took Christ's death to pay for it. But God is so majestic that He can take the things you did against Him, forgive those things, restore and change you, and use those very sins to sensitize you to others who are still trapped in those sins. They give you credentials to either keep people from those sins or help lead them out of them.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Getting All the Cancer - #4015
A little cancer that is missed in the human body can end up destroying so much. That's why it's the surgeon's goal to do his best to remove all the cancer. That's every bit as important when it's spiritual cancer you're dealing with. It's important to do your best to get rid of all of it.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Downhill Thrill and the Uphill Bill - #4078
It was my son who reminded me, actually, as we collapsed at the top of this particularly grueling hill. He said, "You know, Dad, this is a lot like sin." He's right. We had a great time sailing down the hill - but it didn't last long. What did last long was the price we paid for that brief thrill - grinding and groaning our way going up the next hill.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Removing the Toxic Waste - #4087
People can accumulate toxic stuff, too - attitudes and reactions that give off a kind of spiritual radiation ... that pollutes the environment and it's hazardous to the spiritual health of others.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - No Such Thing as Getting Away With it - #5231
We've done some things that go against how God has told us to live, and it seems like we're getting away with it. We haven't been caught. But make no mistake about it: you are heading for a serious day of reckoning. Judgment delayed is not judgment cancelled. And the longer you "get away with it," the worse the consequences are going to be.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Getting Rid of the Stink - #5237
The smell isn't the problem - it's just the symptom. The real problem is some things that are rotten on the inside, and things aren't going to get better until you clean out what may be deep inside.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The View Through a Dirty Window - #5258
How do you clean off the junk that's ruining your view? You ask your Lord for the grace to forgive, for the courage to confront, for the wisdom to leave yesterday's pain out of today's choices.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Wreckage of a Runaway Mouth - #5271
Highway engineers know you have to find a way to stop a runaway truck. A truck with no brakes can do a lot of damage. So can a mouth with no brakes - something's that's a lot more common than runaway trucks. Many of us know all too personally the damage that can be inflicted by a runaway mouth. We still carry the memories, the scars, the negative effects of the names we've been called, the putdowns, the backstabbing, the verbal cruelty, intended or unintended. Sadly, though, we're not just the victims of someone else's runaway mouth. We're also the victimizers.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - One Great Hope - #5275
Some people are bothered because God says that Jesus is the only way out of our sin predicament. Can you imagine those trapped miners responding to the rescuers by saying, "You mean there's only one way out of here?"