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  • Circling The Mountain

    Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea, as Yahweh spoke to me; and we encircled Mount Seir many days. Yahweh spoke to me, saying, 'You have encircled this mountain long enough. Turn northward.' Deuteronomy 2:1-3 WEBThe Israelites wandered forty years in th...
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  • The Pig Pen

    I will get up and go to my father, and will tell him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight. I am no more worthy to be called your son. Make me as one of your hired servants.' He arose, and came to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him, and was moved with...
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  • The Good Shepherd

    Jesus went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed and scattered, lik...
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  • Poetic Justice

    For Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had plotted against the Jews to destroy them and had cast the pur (that is, the lot) for their ruin and destruction. But when the plot came to the king's attention, he issued written orders that the evil scheme Haman had devised ag...
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  • Word Mastery

    Set a watch, Yahweh, before my mouth. Keep the door of my lips. Psalms 141:3 WEBDavid prayed that the Lord would set a guard over his mouth, to keep him from saying things that he should not. James said 'If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as we...
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  • Prophets And Fish

    Now Yahweh's word came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 'Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach against it, for their wickedness has come up before me.' But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of Yahweh. He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he ...
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  • Bible Study: Acts, Chapter Twenty-Six

    Bible Study, Acts Chapter 26 from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript: Today we are going to study Acts chapter 26 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 translation that is cop...
  • Love Mercy

    Video Devotional: Love Mercy from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to share some things that I have learned about walking with God in a sustainable way. I am talking about long term lifestyle, and what exactly is required to please God. Israel had these same questions thousands o...
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  • Don't Stop Believing

    Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him all the more. He said to them, 'Please hear this dream which I have dreamed: for behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves came around, and bowe...
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  • The Cutting Edge

    It happened in these days, that he went out to the mountain to pray, and he continued all night in prayer to God. When it was day, he called his disciples, and from them he chose twelve, whom he also named apostles Luke 6:12 WEBEven though Jesus was the son of God, He prayed a lot. He continually de...
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  • Shake it Off

    He said to them, 'Wherever you enter into a house, stay there until you depart from there. Whoever will not receive you nor hear you, as you depart from there, shake off the dust that is under your feet for a testimony against them.' Mark 6:10 WEBWhen Jesus sent the disciples out to preach the good ...
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  • Complaining About the Present

    They traveled from Mount Hor by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. The soul of the people was very discouraged because of the journey. The people spoke against God and against Moses: 'Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no bread, there i...
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  • Dads

    Or who is there among you, who, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, who will give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! M...
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  • Planting Season

    Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:38 WEBOnce when they were taking an offering for a visiting speaker at our church, I gave $40 in the o...
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  • He Changed My Mind

    RHM Devotional: He Changed My Mind from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about breaking bad habits, or destructive patterns in our life. It requires allowing the Holy Spirit to change our mind. We tend to put on our Christian faces and look like we have it all together, b...
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  • Do Not Be Afraid

    While he still spoke, one from the ruler of the synagogue's house came, saying to him, 'Your daughter is dead. Don't trouble the Teacher.' But Jesus hearing it, answered him, 'Don't be afraid. Only believe, and she will be healed.' Luke 8:49 WEBJairus had a twelve-year-old daughter that was deathly ...
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  • Little Boxes

    The donkey saw Yahweh's angel, and she lay down under Balaam. Balaam's anger burned, and he struck the donkey with his staff. Yahweh opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, 'What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?' Balaam said to the donkey, 'Because you h...
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  • Peer Pressure

    Amaziah also said to Amos, 'You seer, go, flee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there: but don't prophesy again any more at Bethel; for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a royal house!' Then Amos answered Amaziah, 'I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; bu...
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  • Standing in The Gap

    I sought for a man among them, who should build up the wall, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none. Ezekiel 22:30 WEBWhen the Lord planned to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18:24), Abraham stood in the gap and asked God if He would destroy i...
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  • Burning Down the House

    Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and don't do the things which I say? Luke 6:46 WEBDad always warned us about playing with fire. One day my brother, who was only about three or four years old, got a hold of a pack of matches. He hid in the closet to play with them, sitting under the clothes that we...
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