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  • That Peaceful Easy Feeling

    Again, a second time he went away, and prayed, saying, 'My Father, if this cup can't pass away from me unless I drink it, your desire be done.' He came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. He left them again, went away, and prayed a third time, saying the same words. Matthew 26:...
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  • RHM Newsletter 30

    I want to take a few moments and thank you all for being a part of Refreshing Hope Ministries, and to let you know what all has been going on here over the last couple of months. Sylvia and I are doing well and working many things which I will share with you in this news update. While praying about ...
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  • Cut it Loose

    Fearing that we would run aground on rocky ground, they let go four anchors from the stern, and wished for daylight. As the sailors were trying to flee out of the ship, and had lowered the boat into the sea, pretending that they would lay out anchors from the bow, Paul said to the centurion and to t...
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  • The Stealership

    The spirit of man is Yahweh's lamp, searching all his innermost parts. Proverbs 20:27 WEBA friend of mine once worked as a salesman at a local car dealership. One day a lady came in that wanted to buy a certain car, but the air conditioning did not work properly. The manager promised her that they w...
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  • Hide and Seek

    You shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 WEBMost all of us have played the game of 'Hide and Seek' before. As one person counts down, the others go and hide as best they can. When the countdown is complete, the seeker then searches for the othe...
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  • Grace Like Rain

    For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members don't have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another, having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us: if prophecy, let's prophesy according to the propo...
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  • Refirement

    Moses said to Yahweh, 'O Lord,* I am not eloquent, neither before now, nor since you have spoken to your servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.' Yahweh said to him, 'Who made man's mouth? Or who makes one mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Isn't it I, Yahweh? Now therefore go, and ...
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  • Bible Study: Luke, Chapter Five

    RHM Bible Study, Luke Chapter Five from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript: Today we are going to continue our interactive Bible study and we are going to cover Luke Chapter 5. I would encourage you to follow along in your own Bible, highlight and make notes in the margins. Don&rsquo...
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  • Pride and Prejudice

    When pride comes, then comes shame, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2 WEBThe movie "Pride and Prejudice" might have scored good ratings at the theatre, but it will not score you points with God, who looks at your heart, instead of your clothing. These are two great hindrances to the Holy...
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  • Heads or Tails

    For we were saved in hope, but hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for that which he sees? But if we hope for that which we don't see, we wait for it with patience. Romans 8:24 WEB'Oh I don't want to face tomorrow. I have a bad, bad, feeling about this.' On and on we go into a spiral of sel...
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  • Snow Flakes

    For you formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well. My frame wasn't hidden from you, when I was made in secret, woven together in the depths of the earth....
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  • The Car Wash

    Jesus answered him, 'If I don't wash you, you have no part with me.' Simon Peter said to him, 'Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!' Jesus said to him, 'Someone who has bathed only needs to have his feet washed, but is completely clean. You are clean, but not all of you.' For he kn...
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  • The Possibilities Book

    Jesus, looking at them, said, 'With men it is impossible, but not with God, for all things are possible with God.' Mark 10:27 WEBHave you ever faced an impossible circumstance? Something that looked entirely hopeless. Jesus said that ALL things are possible with God, nothing is out of reach, nothing...
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  • Talk is Cheap

    Jesus said to them, 'If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham. But now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God. Abraham didn't do this.You do the works of your father.' They said to him, 'We were not born of sexual immorality. We have on...
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  • The Morning Update

    Early in the morning, while it was still dark, he rose up and went out, and departed into a deserted place, and prayed there. Simon and those who were with him searched for him. They found him and told him, 'Everyone is looking for you.' Mark 1:35 WEBJesus would often withdraw from the noisy crowds ...
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  • Bible Study: Luke, Chapter Four

    RHM Bible Study, Luke Chapter Four from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript: Today we are going to continue our interactive Bible study and we are going to cover Luke Chapter 4. I would encourage you to follow along in your own Bible, highlight and make notes in the margins. Don&rsquo...
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  • This Is The One

    Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. Samuel said to Jesse, 'Yahweh has not chosen these.' Samuel said to Jesse, 'Are all your children here?' He said, 'There remains yet the youngest. Behold, he is keeping the sheep.' Samuel said to Jesse, 'Send and get him, for we will not sit down u...
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  • The Star Lord

    God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars. Genesis 1:16 WEBHe also made the stars. What a sentence. I read this verse sometimes and I am amazed by how much the Bible packs into a single verse. Scientists estimate ...
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  • The Hidden Well

    God heard the voice of the boy. The angel of God called to Hagar out of the sky, and said to her, 'What troubles you, Hagar? Don't be afraid. For God has heard the voice of the boy where he is. Get up, lift up the boy, and hold him with your hand. For I will make him a great nation.' God opened her ...
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  • The Rock And A Hard Place

    Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered the king, 'Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If it happens, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace; and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, th...
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