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  • Damaged Goods

    Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, "This man, if he were a prophet, would have perceived who and what kind of woman this is who touches him, that she is a sinner." Jesus answered him, "Simon, I have something to tell you." He said, "Teacher, say on." "A certain len...
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  • The Preacher

    Yahweh appeared of old to me, saying, "Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love. Therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 WEB."Just as I am without one plea, but that thy blood was shed for me..." I remember standing in a Baptist church, a kid about six years old, as they...
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  • Joy Full

    I have spoken these things to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be made full. "This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you." John 15:11'12 WEB.Peter and the other Apostles were preaching at the temple when they were arrested by the religious le...
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  • Living Right When Wronged

    Saul sought to pin David to the wall with the spear; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he stuck the spear into the wall. David fled, and escaped that night. 1 Samuel 19:10 WEB.King Saul became jealous of his son-in-law David who had become very popular with the people. Completely consu...
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  • The Body Snatcher

    I will seek that which was lost, and will bring back that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick; Ezekiel 34:16 WEB.As the tears flowed down my face, I knew they weren't mine. I had a rough upbringing. I could count the people I trusted...
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  • The Ladder

    The Ladder from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. For many years, I was a painter, and if it has anything to do with painting, I have probably done it. I've painted houses, hospitals, hotels, schools, factories, cars, and crow-footed plaster walls in 200-year-old mansions. For a year, I walke...
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  • Talking Donkeys

    Don't remember the former things, and don't consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing. It springs out now. Don't you know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18-19 WEB.I was sitting in church one morning listening to the guest speaker's ...
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  • Forgiveness is for You

    If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we haven't sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:8-10 WEB....
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  • Carbon Copies

    Now Yahweh's word came to me, saying, "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I sanctified you. I have appointed you a prophet to the nations." Then I said, "Ah, Lord Yahweh! Behold, I don't know how to speak; for I am a child." Jeremiah 1:4-6 WEB.Jeremiah tried to expla...
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  • IF and THEN

    Now Yahweh said to Abram, "Leave your country, and your relatives, and your father's house, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing. Genesis 12:1'2 WEB.Abram came to a crossroads in his life where h...
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  • The Road of Life

    In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you who led Israel out and in. Yahweh said to you, You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over Israel. So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a covenant with them in Hebron before Yahwe...
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  • Lost And Found

    Yahweh's angel found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain on the way to Shur. He said, "Hagar, Sarai's servant, where did you come from? Where are you going?" She said, "I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sarai." Genesis 16:7 WEB.Hagar wandered alone in the desert. Sh...
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  • How Low Can You Go

    How Low Can You Go from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. (James 4:10 NKJV)  Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. One Sunday morning, several years ago, I was working at the coffee counter at our local church when the Lord gave me a word for a member of th...
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  • The Word Came to Me

    Jeremiah said, Yahweh's word came to me, saying, Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle will come to you, saying, "Buy my field that is in Anathoth; for the right of redemption is yours to buy it." So Hanamel my uncle's son came to me in the court of the guard according to Yahweh's word, and ...
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  • The Gardener

    Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?" She, supposing him to be the gardener, said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away." Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to him, "Rabboni!" which is to ...
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  • The Hostess

    As they went on their way, he entered into a certain village, and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. She had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she came up to him, and said, "Lord, don't you c...
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  • Say Nothing Negative

    Therefore don't be anxious, saying, 'What will we eat?', 'What will we drink?' or, 'With what will we be clothed?' For the Gentiles seek after all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first God's Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things w...
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  • Something New

    Now after the death of Moses the servant of Yahweh, Yahweh spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' servant, saying, "Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go across this Jordan, you and all these people, to the land which I am giving to them, even to the children of Israel. Joshua 1:1'2 WEB....
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  • One In A Million

    God looks down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there are any who understood, who seek after God. Psalms 53:2 WEB.When the Lord began speaking to me with His gentle promptings, I became amazed at how well that He knew me. I was a computer technician, and He often spoke to me in technica...
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  • Let the Wind Blow

    Let the Wind Blow from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Jesus had thousands of followers. Some were with Him occasionally, while others almost constantly. In Matthew 14:13, Jesus miraculously multiplied food and fed over 5,000 people who had been listening to Him teach. Out of all those follo...
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