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Most Encouraging News: Part Two

Last posting we talked about the most encouraging thing anyone could hear is God saying to us “I love you.” To be loved by the Creator of the Universe is better than having the direct dial phone to the greatest lawyer, movie star or politician. To be loved by God is to affirm our worth. We are worthy of God’s
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Jun 02 2015
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Most Encouraging News: Part One

The most encouraging news that anyone could ever hear is the message that “God loves you.” Just exactly why that is so heartening lies in the Bible verse, Romans 5:8, But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Note that this verse doesn’t say Christ died for us AFTER
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May 27 2015
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A Right Relationship with Jesus

Nobody goes to hell because they are homosexual…or adulterers…or child molesters…or murderers…or greedy, mean and dishonest. No, people walk willingly into hell (that place where God is not) for one reason and one reason alone. They do not have a right relationship with Jesus. These things listed above are symptomatic of a life that is out of kilter. It’s a
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May 14 2015
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When Gravity No Longer Works

Life is a sexually transmitted disease, with a 100% mortality rate! In other words, we are all going to die. It is just a question of when the trapdoor opens underneath us and we fall off the planet. At that moment, gravity will no longer work for us and keep our feet connected to earth. The only question for us
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May 08 2015
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Receive / Achieve: The Gospel in Two Words

The essence of the Gospel message of Jesus can be summarized and explained in two words: Receive / Achieve. The order in which they apply to our lives determines whether we are living by Grace or by another world religion.Every other world religion has some truth somewhere inside of it. There are sound principles, ethical tenets to be mined in
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Apr 15 2015
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Resurrection: Why Wait?

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT  As we contemplate Easter and the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, most of us take comfort in the fact that someday…after we are dead…that we, too, will be resurrected like Jesus and
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Apr 04 2015
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What a Difference a Little Time Makes…

These are the same picture of the New York Skyline taken 18 hours apart from the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Central Park Reservoir in January 2015. I was struck by how different they looked after just the passage of a short time…18 hours. How quickly the sky, mood and appearance of the same setting went from sad and foreboding to crisp,
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Mar 10 2015
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72-Hour Fund Recidivism Rates Lower Than State Average

Dear DHT Friends, In 2003, DHT started 72 Hour Fund; a reintegration ministry that deals with the flood of ex-offenders being released back into Colorado society…but who do not have adequate or even elementary resources to help them stay out of prison. The vision God entrusted to us was to be an oasis where ex-offenders of all faiths could get
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Feb 11 2015
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A Delivery System

Just as a cigarette is the delivery system for nicotine, the DHT book is a delivery system for the powerful, life-changing Word of God. Many inmates and chaplains write or tell me in person, that they love the devotional book we distribute for free inside prisons around the world. We have given away over 325,000 copies in 37 countries and
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Jan 06 2015
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2014 “Cups of Cold Water”

2014 proved to be our best year ever in terms of providing a “cup of cold water” to what Jesus describes in Matthew 25 as “the least of these.” Please examine the ministry statistics, listed below and then read on further for some dialogue on what these numbers mean in terms of changed lives… DHT/72 Hour Fund 1,650+ ex-offenders, male
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Dec 22 2014