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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - A Price Within Your Reach
Have you ever noticed what happens when airlines lower their fares? First one airline declares a price war, and by the end of the day, everybody is having a sale. It’s great! ... People who were not going to fly anywhere are suddenly booking tickets. Hank, who never flies, is now flying to see his cousin because he can’t pass up the deal. Dave and his wife are traveling to California to see their granddaughter, whom they thought they wouldn’t see for a long time. People gobble up these lowered fares in a couple of days, and the phones practically melt down at the airlines. Why? Because the discounts bring something within reach that we could otherwise never afford, and we act on it.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Superman is Breakable
Half of the human race has been raised to believe that they need to be Superman. The world thinks guys have it together, we feel no pain, and we've got it under control. As a man, you know there's a "real you" behind the mask. ... You're a wounded warrior, bleeding a lot on the inside, or maybe a scared little boy inside underneath a mask of macho confidence. The truth is you don't have it all under control. Superman, in reality, is breakable.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Silent Guys
Barber shops are really "Guy's World" because you don't usually see many females and you won't find much talking. If you ask most women, part of the problem in relationships is this guy thing called "not much talking", or at least not much talking about what's really going on inside. Guys will talk about work, sports, cars, and other "stuff", but too many men just don't talk much about what they're feeling, what they need, what's hurting, what they're hoping for, or what's wrong.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - My Father Is Missing
Do you have a hole in your heart that you long for your father to fill? Maybe you haven't had a real relationship with your father, and you wish you could be close to him.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - No One to Welcome
It's a pretty sad feeling when you prepare a big welcome and the one you did it for never comes. You've gone through so much to make it perfect just for them. ... Jesus knows that feeling. He's prepared a welcome home, an expensive welcome, for some people who have never come.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - In Search of the Anchor
People everywhere are searching for something to fill a void in their lives. They are searching for something to count on that will provide an anchor in an increasingly uncertain and unpredictable world. ... An author named Faith Popcorn writes, "The search for life's anchor is a must for filling the void that so many are feeling. We're looking for ourselves, our lost souls. A relationship with the Divine may be the ultimate expression of anchoring."
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Bridges to Nowhere
In our age of pluralism, tolerance, and eclectic spirituality, those are pretty loaded words about Jesus. We must be saved by His Name. We have the Protestant bridge to God—with good works that are supposed to take us to God—, the Catholic bridge—with good Catholic things to do—, the Jewish bridge, the Muslim bridge, the Buddhist bridge, the Hindu Bridge, and the bridge of New Age Spirituality. Our human nature wants to believe that all those bridges end up the same place with God.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Storm Preparations
Storms are a fact of everybody's life. If it's calm now, you can be sure that somewhere up ahead there's a storm. ... The question is are you ready for the time when things start spinning out of control around you and inside of you? Since we know we have to make it through life's storms, we need to know we've got what it takes to make it through the crises that have sunk so many other people.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Tougher Than the Tornado
There are some of life's hits that threaten to blow away everything we've depended on as well. A divorce, a disease, a disaster, or a disappointment can do that. A death can sure send everything spinning. We know that most of what matters to us is something we can lose, and if and when we do, there is sometimes not much left but the pieces.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Never the Same
People can think they have it all together, but not understand the whole truth. Some people read parts of the Bible and they miss the main point. ... Then they read the book of John, and they're never the same. This is all because of one amazing passage of Scripture.