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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Ready or Not, Here He Comes - #4821
He'll be coming for you, one way or another, and then it's too late to get ready. The time to do that is now. Putting it off means risking your eternity. Opening your heart to Jesus means you are ready for eternity, whenever it comes.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How a Father Builds a Son - #4832
When God trusts a man with a son, He is putting in his hands probably the most important building project of his life. If a man builds a mighty empire or a billion dollar enterprise and loses his son, can we call his life a true success? A boy will decide what the word "man" means based on the first one he knows and the one he knows best - his dad.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Caught Unprepared - #4114
The Bible tells us that many people are going to respond the same way when Jesus comes back. They won't be ready, and they're going to say, "I didn't expect You to come this soon." Or maybe, "I didn't expect You at all." I hope that won't be you.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Blue Ribbon Performance - #4136
What the church did was so cool - they gave every child a blue ribbon. They rewarded their effort, not their performance. That's how their Boss does rewards - not their pastor - their Master, Jesus. And if you've been feeling that you don't measure up, that you're a loser compared to some winners you know, you need to look at yourself through your Lord's eyes for a while and see what He sees when He looks at you.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - When the Kids All Agree - #4146
Our word for today from the Word of God talks about it in Matthew 18:19 and 20. God gives us an important secret of spiritual power: praying together. Jesus says, "I tell you, if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by My Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in My name, there I am with them." I don't know what's different in heaven between one of us asking alone and us asking together, but somehow it does make a difference.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Eternity Insurance - #4149
The way little Amy went into eternity is a wonderful way for any of us to go into eternity - knowing Jesus loves us and that we will be with Him forever. We all have our appointment to keep with God, and what happens there has everything to do with our response to that love. A love that little children sometimes seem to understand best.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Cuddle Time - #4151
In our word for today from the Word of God, Jesus gives us the job description of one of His disciples, which I hope you want to be if you belong to Him. In describing Jesus' call to His original followers, Mark 3:14 says, "He appointed twelve ... that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons."
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Your Very Own Lighthouse - #4158
For a long time, Jesus has been asking people to assume the responsibility for a lighthouse. Not to have a lighthouse, but to be a lighthouse. Why? To bring lost people around them safely home. So how are you doing with your lighthouse on the stretch of shore that He's assigned to you?
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Christmas Promise that Changes Every Equation - #4160
There are those three words - "God with us." A God, who like my father with the bully, is bigger than everything that's bigger than you are. And that awesome God is with you as you face whatever is bigger than you are. The decisive difference of God's presence with you isn't just portrayed here in the Christmas Story - it's all through the Bible.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Set of Your Sail - #4862
The force of the gale on Daniel was powerful. He didn't cave in because he had firmly set his sail in God's direction. And no one - not even the most powerful person in the world - could blow him off course. In order for you to be that kind of moral champion, you're going to need more than just a list of rules that your religion gave you. You'll need deep-down inside convictions, based not so much on a list of what's wrong, but on the ability to know what makes something wrong for a child of God.