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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Senioritis Vaccine - #4597
Maybe you're at an age, or you're in a situation where you're tempted to put your life sort of on cruise. Maybe you're waiting for the next stage, or you're just waiting for heaven. Don't just sit there and say, "Well, I don't care much about where I am right now." God is saying, "I want you to care. I want you to bloom where you're planted. I want you to make this count."
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Declaring Bankruptcy - Finding Hope - #4219
Seems strange, doesn't it? The hope of rescue depending on declaring you're bankrupt. But it's the only hope some businesses have of recovering. Declaring bankruptcy is also the only hope you or I have - of escaping the awful consequences of running our lives instead of letting God run them. Our moral debt to God is totally beyond our ability to pay.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Shuttled Home - #4234
Our word for today from the Word of God is actually the Scripture the President used so powerfully that awful day that the Columbia and its crew were lost. It seemed as if the words had been written for that very day. They're in Isaiah 40:26. "Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens; Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls them each by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing." And then, with his eyes glistening, the President then said, "The same Creator who names the stars also knows the names of the seven souls we mourn today. The crew of the Shuttle Columbia did not return safely to Earth but we can pray they are safely home."
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Nailing Your Colors to the Mast - #4242
In the account of Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection that first Easter Week, we have the story of a follower of Jesus who knew all about lowering his colors when it might cost you to fly them. His name was Joseph - known by the town he was from, Arimathea. Apparently, he saw the crucifixion of Jesus - and then, something happened.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Sweet Celebration of the Loyal Fans - #4243
It's true in sports; it's true in life. Victory is sweetest for those who were loyal through it all. Like Mary Magdalene - in our word for today from the Word of God, taken directly from the glorious Easter story. Mary had been there at the cross, when all but one of Jesus' disciples had disappeared like scared rabbits. She had gone to the tomb for his burial. And now, after having been, along with some friends, the first one at Jesus' tomb that early Sunday morning, she just can't leave. She has found the tomb empty and now sunk to even greater despair, believing that someone has now stolen her Master's body.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - What You Need to Win - #4268
For the battles you're facing, that's a pretty good question for you to be answering - "Do you have what you need to win?" Which may very well raise a good question on your end - "What exactly do I need to win?"
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Accidentally on Purpose - #4278
The only way most people meet the folks at the auto body shop is by accident. No accident, you don't ever feel the need. I got to thinking that God could hang out a sign like that - "We meet by accident." An "accident" - well, something in our life that goes wrong and we can't fix it. That, for many of us, is the only thing that really makes us ready to get serious about what God wants. We don't run to God until we've run into something!
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Unsung Heroes - #4287
The army of God has plenty of unsung heroes, too. Probably at least nine of them for every one who's on the front lines, and you may be one of those unsung heroes. But because you're unsung, you may not realize what a hero you are. But without people like you, the operations of the army of God grind to a halt.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How to Open a Closed Door - #4288
Interestingly enough, the way you get that automatic door to open is often the way to get God to open a door for you. You have to start moving in that direction. You have to start walking toward it before it will open.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Spare Parts - #4111
I'm going to tell that dealer in no uncertain terms, "I paid the whole price! I should get the whole product - not just your spare parts!" Well, Jesus knows that feeling. A lot of us have tried to fulfill our commitment to Him by giving Him the spare parts of our life that we don't really care that much about. But He paid the whole price for us when He poured out His life for us. He should get what He paid for.