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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Big Game And The Big Letdown - #4391
It doesn't just happen in sports - it's happened to most of us who are trying to follow Jesus Christ. Take the prophet Elijah, for example. For him, the Big Game was at a place called Mt. Carmel where he challenged 450 false prophets of Baal to the ultimate showdown - whose God would send fire from heaven to consume the sacrifice on the altar?

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Liberating Power of a Few Hallelujahs - #4575
Jesus says He wants to trade our bondages for freedom, our mourning for comfort, our ugly ashes for something beautiful, and our despair for praise. And liberation from so much that's dark in life is rooted in wearing that garment of praise, no matter what situation we're in. Praise can set you free from discouragement, self-pity, frustration, bitterness, even grief. And, on any given day, there's always something to praise Him for.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - There's Only One Way to Portray Jesus - #4596
All the life comes from the vine. It looks like it's coming from the branch, but it's only coming through the branch. We're just Jesus branches. This is the liberating secret of the Christian experience. Jesus through me - not me doing it for Jesus.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Father to the Finish - #4598
Each of us reaches days when we just don't have any more to give, and maybe you're there right now. It's those moments in the race that can take you deeper into the love and the power of Jesus than you've ever been before.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Horizon Fix - #4603
If you navigate or decide by your feelings, you're going to be all over the place. Maybe you have been. Your feelings lie to you so much of the time. If you navigate by the approval of other people, you're going to be up and down all the time. Are you tired of this inconsistency, this roller coaster, this confusion? Then adjust your attitude so it's lined up squarely with the horizon, and the horizon is Jesus.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How to Beat the Distraction Action - #4628
The Lord has set a course for your life. You have gifts to use for Him, people to influence for Him, work to get done for Him, days with which to glorify Him, and we're this runner striding towards the prize. All that matters is getting to the tape. That runner can look at the crowd, he could look at the competitors behind him, he could look down, but a champion always focuses on the goal.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Good News about a Cold Season - #4222
Most of us have lived long enough to see it happen - something good coming out of something that's difficult and unpleasant. If you're in a season in your life that's pretty cold right now, that may be an encouragement that would be good to remember. As you're feeling the chill of the moment, God is doing something that you're going to benefit from later on. Something that couldn't happen without this time of bitter cold.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Making Life an Adventure - #4266
At the age of four, our grandson is starting to figure out what really makes life an adventure - it's called "giving living." Living your life, not as a taker, but as a giver ... not to make a name or make a fortune, but to make a difference. That's one reason we experience so much joy at Christmastime. There's something that feels really good about making others happy and sacrificing to give. Guess what? That's how we're supposed to live all year long!

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Good News About Your Roller Coaster - #4267
No matter how scary a roller coaster may be, no matter how radical its dips and twists and turns, there's good news - it's always attached to the track! Of course, you don't even have to enter an amusement park to know what it's like to ride a roller coaster. Most of us can testify that life is a roller coaster - ups and downs and twists and turns that surprise us, rattle us, frighten us, and even make us want to bail out.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Seeds You're Planting - #4277
You may have never worked in a garden in your life. But you're planting seeds, whether you realize it or not. In fact, some of what's happening in your life today - for better and for worse - is the harvest of some seeds you planted years ago. And, as the Bible makes crystal clear, "A man reaps what he sows." (Galatians 6:7)