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  • The Closed Door

    The Closed Door from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript:  Today I am going to be talking about: “Closed Doors”. We have all hit them, but I have learned to be thankful for them. Don’t get too excited when things are going great, don’t get too depressed w...
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  • Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

    Therefore you are without excuse, O man, whoever you are who judge. For in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself. For you who judge practice the same things. Romans 2:1 WEBThe congregation grew silent as the elder finished his speech on judging others. He told us that each time that he ...
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  • Arguing with an Ass

    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 have mocked me, I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would have killed you.' The donkey said to Balaam, 'Am I not yo...
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  • A Line in the Sand

    Yahweh said to Joshua, 'Get up! Why have you fallen on your face like that?' Joshua 7:10 WEBJoshua lay on his face before the ark of the Lord all evening. Yesterday he was a mighty warrior, but now Israel had lost the first battle at Ai because one of the men with him had broken the Lord's commandme...
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  • Battlefield Tactics

    It happened, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, It is the king of Israel. Therefore they turned about to fight against him: but Jehoshaphat cried out, and Yahweh helped him; and God moved them to depart from him. It happened, when the captains of the chariots saw that...
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  • Walk This Way

    But Naaman was angry, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of Yahweh his God, and wave his hand over the place, and recover the leper. 2 Kings 5:11 WEBNaaman stared at his new skin with amazement when he came up out of the muddy w...
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  • The Servant King

    So when he had washed their feet, put his outer garment back on, and sat down again, he said to them, 'Do you know what I have done to you? You call me, 'Teacher' and 'Lord.' You say so correctly, for so I am.If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one anot...
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  • The Last Minute

    He waited seven days, the time appointed by Samuel. But Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and the people were scattering from him. So Saul said, 'Bring the burnt offering here to me, and the peace offerings.' And he offered the burnt offering. As soon as he had finished offering the burnt offering, beh...
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  • The Good of the Land

    I have been young, and now am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his children begging for bread. All day long he deals graciously, and lends. His seed is blessed. Psalms 37:25 WEBToday is the tomorrow that you were so worried about yesterday, and it is not as bad as you thought. So...
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  • Seasons Change

    For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck up that which is planted; Ecclesiastes 3:1 WEBSpringtime is so beautiful when all of nature is blooming, then comes summer and fall. Eventually wint...
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  • Hearing The Shepherd

    and your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk you in it; when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left. Isaiah 30:21 WEBA shepherd herding sheep down a path does not have to interact that much, he just follows behind them watching. His presence is there, ...
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  • Sharks in Suits

    Brothers, even if a man is caught in some fault, you who are spiritual must restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; looking to yourself so that you also aren't tempted. Galatians 6:1 WEBWe all make mistakes and not one of us down here has lived a perfect life except for Jesus. Yet we tend to c...
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  • Trust Me

    Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10 WEBPaul had learned to be content in whatever situation that he found himself and saw beyond his physical circumstances. ...
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  • A Christmas Story

    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 ESVAs Christmas approached, we felt like doing something special. Looking back, I am sure that it was the H...
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  • Satisfaction

    For he satisfies the longing soul. He fills the hungry soul with good' Psalms 107:9 WEBThere are so many things in this life that promise, or would appear to offer satisfaction, but they all fall far short of truly satisfying you inside. Temporary pleasures offer temporary satisfaction, and often wi...
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  • When Out of Answers

    I have said these things to you, while still living with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I said to you.' John 14:25 WEBOne of the most challenging and rewarding things that you will ever unde...
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  • A Father's Heart

    A Father's Heart from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript: Tomorrow is Father’s day, and though it was created by a greeting card company in order to make a profit, it is a time that we remember our Fathers. Today I am going to be talking about mine, “A Father&rsquo...
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  • The Giant Killers

    David therefore departed there, and escaped to the cave of Adullam: and when his brothers and all his father's house heard it, they went down there to him. Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented, gathered themselves to him; and he became captain...
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  • Walking on the Water

    Peter answered him and said, 'Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the waters.' He said, 'Come!' Peter stepped down from the boat, and walked on the waters to come to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was strong, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, 'Lord, save ...
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  • Barren

    Isaac entreated Yahweh for his wife, because she was barren. Yahweh was entreated by him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. Genesis 25:21 WEBRebekah was barren and could not have children, but when her husband Isaac prayed for her, she became pregnant with twins. If you read the details, Isaac was for...
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