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  • Repentance

    Then he began to denounce the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they didn't repent. 'Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. Bu...
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  • The Whole World In His Hands

    The God who made the world and all things in it, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, doesn't dwell in temples made with hands, neither is he served by men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself gives to all life and breath, and all things. Acts 17:24 WEBWhen I was growing up, we us...
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  • Heroes and Monsters

    RHM Devotional: Heroes and Monsters from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about the potential of being a Hero, or a Monster, that exists inside each one of us. We get to choose. Once when Jesus was preaching from a boat, He told a parable about a man that sowed wheat in H...
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  • Hell on Earth

    He said to them, 'Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation.' Mark 16:15 WEBJesus spoke these words to the eleven Apostles before He ascended to heaven. There is so much that could be said about this, but today we cover 'The Gospel.' The word Gospel means 'glad tidings, good...
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  • The Little Seed

    Hear, then, the parable of the farmer. When anyone hears the word of the Kingdom, and doesn't understand it, the evil one comes, and snatches away that which has been sown in his heart. Matthew 13:18 WEBOnce while praying about something, I felt like I heard a small whisper back from the Lord, encou...
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  • They Have Been With Jesus

    Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13 ESVThe disciples of Jesus were mostly uneducated fishermen, but later people lined up in the streets wanting even...
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  • Facetime

    Don't lay in wait, wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous. Don't destroy his resting-place: For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises up again; But the wicked are overthrown by calamity. Proverbs 24:15 WEBYour journey ends when you will no longer get up. Many times in my life, I ...
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  • Smoked Brisket

    David abode in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill-country in the wilderness of Ziph. Saul sought him every day, but God didn't deliver him into his hand. 1 Samuel 23:14 WEBOnce upon a time, after a month long fast, we bought a wood smoker. You could call it a rebound effect....
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  • Grace And Truth

    You were running well! Who interfered with you that you should not obey the truth? This persuasion is not from him who calls you. Galatians 5:7'8 WEBThe Apostle Paul wrote to the Galatians, who had been turned away from grace by some legalistic brothers. Though the Galatians were gentiles (non Jewis...
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  • Bible Study: Acts, Chapter Twenty-Four

    RHM Bible Study, Acts Chapter Twenty-four from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript: Today we are going to study Acts chapter 24 in depth. You can follow along in your own Bible if you like. I will be reading from the World English Bible because it is the only modern English translatio...
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  • Free Falling

    RHM Devotional: Free Falling from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I wi...
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  • Fire and Ice

    Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, 'So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I don't make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time!' When he saw that, he ar...
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  • Making up for Lost Time

    For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield. Psalm 5:12 ESVOnce while at church on a Sunday night, the pastor's wife said that she felt the Lord wanted me to get my G.E.D. as I had left school early to join the work force. I told her that I would look into it and ...
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  • The Marathon

    For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith. From now on, there is stored up for me the crown of righteousness' 2 Timothy 4:6 WEBWhile having dinner with some friends of our family who happened...
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  • Here I Am

    The child Samuel ministered to Yahweh before Eli. The word of Yahweh was precious in those days; there was no frequent vision. It happened at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place (now his eyes had begun to grow dim, so that he could not see), and the lamp of God hadn't yet gone out, and Sa...
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  • Important Things

    Don't seek what you will eat or what you will drink; neither be anxious. For the nations of the world seek after all of these things, but your Father knows that you need these things. But seek God's Kingdom, and all these things will be added to you. Luke 12:29 WEBThe most important things in your l...
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  • A Healthy Body

    For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot would say, 'Because I'm not the hand, I'm not part of the body,' it is not therefore not part of the body. If the ear would say, 'Because I'm not the eye, I'm not part of the body,' it's not therefore not part of the body. If the whole body were ...
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  • Face Against the Glass

    RHM Devotional: Face Against the Glass from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about Jesus choosing Matthew the tax collector as one of His twelve Apostles, and why that would have been unthinkable at the time. Mark 2:13–17 ESV He went out again beside the sea, and...
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  • He Understands

    Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 40:28 ESVTired and in a bad mood, we arrived home. We had worked at the church all day once again, and a new tax b...
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  • Song Birds

    Aren't five sparrows sold for two assaria coins? Not one of them is forgotten by God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore don't be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:6 WEBWe live in the South Carolina countryside and have a large oak tree in our yard, n...
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