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  • As Scary As Hell

    He ordered the furnace heated seven times more than it was usually heated. And he ordered some of the mighty men of his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. Daniel 3:19 ESVAs they were pushed to the edge of the roaring furnace, the heat comin...
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  • Bible Study: Acts, Chapter Six

    RHM Bible Study, Acts, Chapter Six from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript: Today we are going to study Acts chapter 6 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 i...
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  • Soul Chaser

    He told them this parable. 'Which of you men, if you had one hundred sheep, and lost one of them, wouldn't leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one that was lost, until he found it?' Luke 15:3 WEBOne night I had a very vivid dream where a person who had attended our church was h...
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  • Things You Do Not Know

    God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. She went, filled the bottle with water, and gave the boy drink. Genesis 21:19 WEBHours went by while I struggled with a bug in a computer program that I had written, until I finally gave up and walked out to get away from it for a bit. Why did this h...
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  • This Place Stinks

    Then the king was exceedingly glad, and commanded that Daniel be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no kind of harm was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. Daniel 6:22 ESVDaniel had spent a long night in a den of lions and the stench of rotted meat and l...
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  • Focus Lost

    Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth. Psalms 46:10 WEBAnother busy day with so much to do, and so many bills, the pressure and anxiety kept me up most of the night. It seemed like I spent most of my time these days trying to solve tomo...
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  • Backlash

    The multitude rose up together against them, and the magistrates tore their clothes off of them, and commanded them to be beaten with rods. When they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely, who, having received such a charge, threw them in...
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  • The Pursuit of Happiness

    I love those who love Me. Those who seek me diligently will find Me. Proverbs 8:17 WEBI came out of my prayer room that morning feeling like I was walking on a cloud with tears of joy in my eyes. If you would have told me that the world was getting ready to explode, I would have said, 'Let 'er blow!...
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  • Cold Hard Ground

    Sow to yourselves in righteousness, Reap according to kindness. Break up your fallow ground; For it is time to seek Yahweh, Until He comes and rains righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12 WEBI grew up on a farm and over the long cold winter, the ground of the fields would become so hard that water would ...
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  • Bible Study: Acts, Chapter Five

    RHM Bible Study, Acts, Chapter Five from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript: Today we are going to study Acts chapter 5 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 ...
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  • The Jigsaw Puzzle

    For it is precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little. Isaiah 28:10 WEBWith little pieces of the jigsaw puzzle scattered all over the table, we began to try and assemble it. This one was seriously difficult because someone had mistakenly mixed a ...
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  • The Lord is My Rock

    He said, The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; You save me from violence. I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. 2 Samu...
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  • Half Empty Glasses

    In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are ...
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  • Total Eclipse

    When they began to sing and to praise, Yahweh set ambushers against the children of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were struck. For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. When they had finish...
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  • Spikenard

    Therefore Mary took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very precious, and anointed Jesus's feet and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. John 12:2 WEBWhile Jesus reclined at the table, Mary anointed His feet with twelve ounces of expensive perfume mad...
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  • His Loving Hands

    I have put my trust in God. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? Psalm 56:11 WEBJesus was arrested in the garden of Gethsemane at night and then rushed through about six stages of a makeshift trial. He appeared before Annas, Caiaphas, the Sanhedrin, then Pilate, Herod, and finally Pilate a s...
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  • A One Hundred Fold Return

    Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:38 ESVThe visiting speaker who had ridden in on a bus was in need of money and had delivered a great message. ...
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  • Bible Study: Acts, Chapter Four

    RHM Bible Study, Acts, Chapter Four from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript: Today we are going to study Acts chapter 4 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 ...
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  • Sheep that Hear Voices

    My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give eternal life to them. They will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:27 WEBJesus said that His sheep would hear His voice and that they would follow Him 'and a stranger, they would not follow" (John 10:5...
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  • Going Down For The Last Time

    My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. John 10:27 ESVThe star ...
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