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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - A Recipe For Heroes - #4117
When I read Captain Lewis' invitation to Captain Clark, I couldn't help but think how much it reminds me of the much greater invitation that Jesus Christ gives to you and me. It is not an invitation to a party or vacation - it's an invitation to join Him in a bold adventure, filled with "dangers, difficulties, and fatigues." Oh yes, and the "honor and the rewards."
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - When The Wrong Thing Feels Right - #4120
Trust your feelings and what you can see - or trust the One who's got the big picture. That's the kind of choice that you, as a follower of Jesus Christ, face over and over again. Because your feelings often lie to you and what you can see is so limited, it can lead you the wrong way. You probably know that from experience - too much experience.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Milestones and Manure - #4122
There's a passage of scripture I've been familiar with most of my life that has recently taken on a graphic new meaning to me. Because, in a very real way, it's about manure. I know this is a strange subject for a Christian discussion, but tell that to the Apostle Paul. He's the one who used the analogy.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How You Treat a Treasure - #4138
There's another handoff taking place at a wedding besides a Dad giving his daughter to her new husband. You can't see it, but God is entrusting this woman He made into that man's hands, as well. In fact, the Bible says that "the Lord is acting as the witness between you and the wife of your youth" - and it goes on to make clear that He cares very much about how you treat the treasure He's given you. He doesn't want the "Stradivarius" He created to end up in the hands of a gorilla!
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Risking Everything On A Promise - #4143
As Mike told me about that potentially costly act of integrity, he referred to a Biblical promise he was counting on that day. It's our word for today from the Word of God, 1 Samuel 2:30. "Those who honor Me I will honor." Well, they honored God that day, and God wonderfully honored them as a result. Now God's honoring doesn't always happen that immediately, or always in the way we would script it, but He always keeps that promise.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Playing Your Part in the Christmas Story - #4161
As we count down to Christmas, I'd like to invite you into the Christmas Story. To play the part my wife was playing. You won't have to crawl around the floor saying "baaaa" - but you will be asked to be what Jesus says we are - sheep.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Olympic Courage - #8072
It could be that the race Jesus has given you to run for Him has gotten really hard and really painful.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Avoiding A Fall - #4177
Tino Wallenda says that he has found that his grandfather's secret for not falling off the high-wire is also the secret for keeping your balance in life - concentrating on something that never moves. For him, that is Jesus Christ. He's made the right choice.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Who's on in Prime Time? - #4180
Let's take your personal time with Jesus, for example. Now, if we're going to seek first what matters to Jesus, wouldn't that make our time with Him a primary item in our daily schedule? You've got no more important thing in your life than Jesus. Do you have Him on in prime time or stuffed in some sleepy, rushed, crummy corner of your life's broadcast schedule?
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - A Dedicated Line - #4182
Now, in those days, it was probably the difference between what held your garbage and what held your gold. Paul was talking about dedicated vessels, dedicated tools. Dedicated as in reserved for special use, for special purposes like a dedicated line.