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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How to Travel Far - #5214
We could go so much farther in rescuing the dying people around us - in being taken seriously by a lost world - if we could just travel together!
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Great Lighthouse Shortage - #4016
It seems to me that Jesus intended for every church to be a lighthouse, whether or not they have a lighted tower as part of their building. And He intended for every Christian to be a lighthouse, every ministry. Tragically, with so many lives around us headed for disaster, there is a terrible lighthouse shortage.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Your Legs Won't Get You There - #4049
My son's only hope of getting to the top was his father carrying him. His best efforts to make it wouldn't make it. Which is exactly the picture the Bible gives us of our best efforts to make it to heaven, to please an all-perfect God. Our best efforts will never get us there.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Spiritual Shopping - #4079
Now in my search for what would satisfy my appetite, I was shopping in the right store, but not in the right aisle. It's easy to make that same mistake when you're shopping spiritually - for something that will satisfy your appetite for meaning in life.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Church With a Pulse - #5268
That's the standard to measure your church by. Is there a powerful appetite for the Lord? Are you expecting God to do the supernatural? Are you looking for and taking care of people's needs? Are you totally committed to each other? Are you talking up Jesus? If it's not that way, be a thermostat that helps set that temperature, not just a thermometer that reflects the chilly reading. Jesus loves His church. Jesus is counting on His church. Let's do all we can to help the church be the church!
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Right Words, Wrong Heart - #3811
It doesn't take long to learn the right church answers, does it? I mean even a four-year-old boy can do it! And many of us who've been around a lot longer as well. The danger is that you can really fool yourself spiritually, just because you know all the right words, and go to all the right meetings, and do all the right things. Tragically, a full Christian vocabulary can mask a dangerously empty heart.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Avoiding Shark Attacks - #3855
We know from 1 Peter 5:8 that you and I have an enemy - the devil - who is "looking for someone to devour." And I'm convinced that he operates much like those sharks - he looks for someone who's off on their own - and pounces on them. You're a lot less vulnerable as long as you're sticking close to your spiritual brothers and sisters, to your family. The problem is that right now maybe you're allowing yourself to be isolated, distant and even cut off from people who love you and people you love. The shark from hell loves that.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - No Postponements, No Cancellations - #3869
In our word for today from the Word of God, God announces an appointment I have - and you have. Hebrews 9:27, "Man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment." God makes it very clear: we have an appointment with our Creator--or, as the old-timers used to say, to "meet our Maker."
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - United We Stand - #3895
The followers of Jesus Christ have much to learn from what happened among America's national leaders after the terrorist attacks. Indeed, as a nation -- as the Church of Jesus Christ, "united we stand". I know you remember the rest - "divided we fall."
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Flying Together Or Flying Alone - #3916
The bottom line on those geese from those who study them is this: they are able to fly up to 71% farther together than they could ever fly alone. So are we who belong to Jesus Christ. We're able to fly a whole lot farther together than we ever could by ourselves. It's just too bad that so many of us are more seagull than goose - we're up there soaring all by ourselves, doing our thing, but missing the power of flying together with other brothers and sisters.