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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Password for Heaven - #4975
When Jesus died on the cross, He was dying so you don't have to. And the day He walked out of His grave, He proved He's got the power to turn your death sentence into eternal life.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Why a Life Collapses - #5007
Christian meetings, Christian people, Christian feelings, Christian environments - they're all good, but they're not enough to build a life on. Christ has got to be your identity, your strength, your passion. Learning and obeying and leaning on what He say must be how you do each day.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Most Powerful Magnet in the World - #5011
Beyond all the religious things you've done in His name, beyond those Christians who may have hurt you or confused you, beyond all the facts about Jesus you have in your head - there's that man dying on that cross. And there's you, one of the people He's dying for, to pay for every wrong thing you have ever done. Your eternity won't be decided by what you do with Christianity. It will be decided by what you do with Christ.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Back to Where it Started - #5024
Where your relationship began is where the spark of first love will be rekindled. Let your heart go to that sacred spot often. You'll come away different every time that you go back to where it all started.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - When You've Been Hurt By Friendly Fire - #5035
It happens in God's army; people who are deeply wounded, shot by their own. Hurt, betrayed, disappointed by church folks, by people who claim to be Christians. You may be one of those. You know the disillusionment that can cause, the cynicism about anything Christian, the desire to distance yourself from Christian things like you'd keep away from a dog that had bitten you. If you've been spiritually wounded by friendly fire, you're on my heart today. More importantly, you're on God's heart; whether He's on your heart or not.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - What You Can't See Really Can Hurt You - #5039
Satan blinds us with religion, so we think that a religion about Jesus will get us to heaven. It won't, it can't. Sometimes the devil blinds us with other Christians who have represented Jesus poorly. But Jesus is the issue, not Christians.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Soaking the Soaked - #5045
God can't be very happy with us when we just keep focusing on going to our Christian meetings, our committee meetings and our conferences, and our concerts. We listen to our Christian speakers and songs; we stay busy with our Christian schedule. Meanwhile, the spiritually destitute people are starving to death all around us just like those people back in the story of the four lepers. This is the day of Good News. We cannot hold our peace.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Plastic Wars - #5046
Some of us are pretty aloof from other believers because we're more spiritual than they are; at least by our definition of spirituality. Some of us are getting all worn out on plastic wars; fighting fiercely over issues that make us miss the dying people all around us. The doctrine is very important. Righteous behavior is very important. But we just dare not lose sight of the greatest battle of all, which is the battle for eternal souls - for people's lives.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Young World - #5137
Right now, there are probably Christian young people in your church who really need some adults to believe in them, to pray for them, to pray with them, to challenge them, and to get involved with them. So many of our Christian young people are living way beneath their potential; they're over entertained and under challenged! They need some people who will challenge and equip them to make a difference for their community, for their lost friends, and for a hurting world.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Decisive Difference - #5141
For some of us church folks, this business of being a Christian is a religion, or a performance, or maybe a belief, or a script where we've got all the right words. You can have all that and miss what it really is; a personal relationship with Jesus, based on His dying for your sins - a relationship you begin the day you put your total trust in Jesus, consciously giving all of you to Him. With all your Christianity, it's possible you may have missed Christ, even though everyone around you thinks you know Him.