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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - When You Are Doubting Thomas - #8243 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
When we moved in my senior year, I lost my Christian cocoon. I’d had a good youth group, a Bible club, a lot of Christians. And then, man, I had none of the above. I was like the “Lone Christian.” And I was in this one class where the teacher challenged everything I believed, and now I was questioning things that I never really questioned before. What if we’d been raised in another culture? Would I have believed something else? Well, I really started digging into the evidence for myself, and I’ll tell you today the things I struggled with are the things I know are true beyond any shadow of a doubt.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - Unnecessary Darkness - #8242 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
It’s funny how you adapt pretty quickly to a new normal; like when we learned to live without electricity after a storm. The first day without power, we kept turning on useless light switches. Pretty soon we retrained ourselves; we didn’t bother with trying to turn on a light. A few days later, after we managed to get a generator going, my wife had to go to the other end of the house to check on something. She came back to the living room and said, “I can’t believe what I just did. I walked all the way through the house in total darkness, and I didn’t have to anymore!”
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - A Sheepish Easter - #8241 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
My Dad’s in heaven, but I know there are moments he must be looking down and laughing at his city boy son doing country boy things. Like helping a friend carry some lambs. I never did that before. As soon as I got each lamb in my arms, he just went like totally limp, like he had just surrendered to his fate. Made me think of another Lamb who’s come to mean the world to me.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - Racing the Night - #8238 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
For centuries, people had to live by the sun. Sun up, work like crazy to get things done while you can; sun down, sleep so you can wake up with the sun. Along came the electric light bulb—lit up the night. Not long ago, we had a taste of the old days. The storm knocked out our power and suddenly left us on sort of a survival basis. And when it got dark, it got dark. I learned that I had to divide my work into two categories: things you have to do while there’s light and things you can do when darkness closes in. Come about 4:30 in the afternoon, I got this real strong sense of urgency. Time’s running out, boy, work while you can.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - Life In a Bunker - #8234 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
Usually, my life is full of almost non-stop ministry activity, but an inch of ice changed all that for a few days. My world became our powerless home and a yard that looked like a battlefield. Finally, we were able to drive the few miles to town. I had broken out! And suddenly it dawned on me, I’d allowed all our battles of maintaining to give me something I had never experienced before: a bunker mentality.
One Velcro Friend - #5911
Our sins are very serious business, and they carry a death penalty which Jesus paid for you. I don't know if you've had a lot of relationships, and you hoped each one would be the ultimate harbor for your heart, and it wasn't. Jesus is life's only safe harbor, and you need to be in the safety of His love.
The Power of One Changed Life - #5909
People don't just want to know about how you got started with Jesus. They want to know what difference does He make in your everyday life? And that means you don't have just a testimony. You should have many testimonies, describing the difference Jesus makes in the parts of your life that might matter to the person you're with. It's your personal hope story that opens the door for you to then explain the Good News about Jesus.
The Names in the Foundation - #5903
We all know what a world-changer Simon Peter turned out to be because of someone who loved him enough to bring him to Jesus. There's someone like that in your life; someone who will probably never make it to Jesus if you don't bring them. And God is trying to plant their name deep in the foundation of your heart, so that person becomes your own personal spiritual mission.
The Missing Birthday - #5897
You recognize that your only hope of being forgiven, your only hope of heaven is Jesus and the dying that He did for your sins on the cross and His coming back from death. And you reach out and you grab Him like a drowning person would grab a lifeguard and you say, "You are my only hope Jesus!"
Peace In Daddy's Arms - #5884
The search for peace will not end until you are safe in your Father's arms; that's your Heavenly Father. You weren't made to navigate life's white water alone. You were made for an intimate, trusting love relationship with the God who created you. The peace we need so badly is exactly what Jesus Christ promised to every person who belongs to Him.