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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Wall You Cannot Afford - #5090
Every wrong thing I've ever done, every lie I've ever told, every person I've ever hurt, every mean thing I've ever said, every selfish thing I've ever done, every dirty thing I've ever thought or done, and everything and everyone I've ever let be more important than God in my life. I'm cut off from God because of that sin-wall. And there's no way you or I can tear it down no matter how decent, or how religious, or how sincere we are. The only One who can do that is the very God we've rebelled against, and that's what He did the day His Son Jesus paid for our sin on the cross.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Cost of Putting Off the Repairs - #5111
Postponing the Christ who died for your sin gets more and more expensive; more and more days wasted without the love and the meaning you were made for. Until one day the days run out, and you will have to pay forever the bill for your sin that Jesus already paid for you on the cross because you put it off one time too many. Which is why I urge you - why I pray for you - that you won't postpone repairing your relationship with God one more day.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - You Can Postpone it, But You Can't Cancel it - #5152
Some people make a dangerous mistake with God because nothing happens when they disobey Him, and they think there's not going to be any consequences. Wrong. Judgment postponed is not judgment cancelled.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Voice That Says "Gentle" - #5157
Many times we have no idea of how much damage our careless words are doing; the angry words, the critical words, the harsh words, those sarcastic words, or those backstabbing words. But God knows how deep the wounds of your words are going, and that's why He grieves over them.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - So Dirty, So Clean! - #5165
The people close to us know the dirt on the outside all too well; the angry outbursts that leave so many scars, the mean streak, the selfishness about getting our own way, the dirty talk, the ways we treat people sometimes, the backstabbing, the gossip, the lies, the deceptions. They don't like it. I don't like it. God sure doesn't like it.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Strange Credential - #5194
Sin is ugly and sin is destructive, so destructive that it took Christ's death to pay for it. But God is so majestic that He can take the things you did against Him, forgive those things, restore and change you, and use those very sins to sensitize you to others who are still trapped in those sins. They give you credentials to either keep people from those sins or help lead them out of them.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Getting All the Cancer - #4015
A little cancer that is missed in the human body can end up destroying so much. That's why it's the surgeon's goal to do his best to remove all the cancer. That's every bit as important when it's spiritual cancer you're dealing with. It's important to do your best to get rid of all of it.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Downhill Thrill and the Uphill Bill - #4078
It was my son who reminded me, actually, as we collapsed at the top of this particularly grueling hill. He said, "You know, Dad, this is a lot like sin." He's right. We had a great time sailing down the hill - but it didn't last long. What did last long was the price we paid for that brief thrill - grinding and groaning our way going up the next hill.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Removing the Toxic Waste - #4087
People can accumulate toxic stuff, too - attitudes and reactions that give off a kind of spiritual radiation ... that pollutes the environment and it's hazardous to the spiritual health of others.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - No Such Thing as Getting Away With it - #5231
We've done some things that go against how God has told us to live, and it seems like we're getting away with it. We haven't been caught. But make no mistake about it: you are heading for a serious day of reckoning. Judgment delayed is not judgment cancelled. And the longer you "get away with it," the worse the consequences are going to be.