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  • Assembly Required

    He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Eccl. 3:11 ESVI grew up on a farm in the country, but always had a passion for computers. I never actually owned one as we were pretty poor at ...
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  • The Social Club

    Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming close to him to hear him. The Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, 'This man welcomes sinners, and eats with them.' Luke 15:1'2 WEBI could hardly contain my excitement as we headed to the church. For several weeks I had been sharing my faith ...
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  • Get Up And Go

    Yahweh said to Joshua, Get you up; why are you thus fallen on your face? Joshua 7:10 WEBJoshua lay on his face before the Lord while praying. Israel had sinned and as a result, they had lost the battle at the small town of Ai. The first town that they had come to in the promised land was Jericho. Th...
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  • Catch Me if You Can

    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 paid its fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of Yahweh. Jonah 1:3 WEBIt was late one Saturday afternoon when a friend stopped by ...
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  • Never Too Late

    He said to Jesus, 'Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom.' Jesus said to him, 'Assuredly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.' Luke 23:42 WEBTwo thieves were crucified along with Jesus, one on each side of Him. As they hung there, struggling to breath and slowly dying, one ...
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  • The Waterfall

    Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me. Psalms 42:7 ESVMoments before the water was still and quiet as they drifted down the stream. They were relaxed in the warm sunshine, not noticing the low roar coming. Suddenly, their lives flashed ...
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  • Backs To The Wall

    Moses said to the people, 'Don't be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of Yahweh, which he will work for you today: for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall never see them again. Yahweh will fight for you, and you shall be still.' Exodus 14:13 WEBStanding on the shore of the Red...
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  • The Christian Bookstore

    The Christian Bookstore from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript:  Today I want to talk about: “The Christian Bookstore”. When I got serious with seeking God, I'm talking about praying with my face on the carpet, fasting, listening to the Bible all day and night, I j...
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  • Carving Out The Masterpiece

    If therefore your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining gives you light. Luke 11:36 WEBAfter viewing the marble statue of David, someone asked Michelangelo: 'How did you know what to cut away?' The sculptor answere...
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  • Connecting the Dots

    Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness Luke 4:1 WEBI would not be here, if I had not first been there. So many times in our life we can look back and say those words. Where we were when we met our spouse, and how narrow a time frame th...
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  • The Sin Problem

    The next day, he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, 'Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!' John 1:29 WEBDo you ever feel guilt or shame over something in your past? Is there something haunting you and saying: 'God is mad at you because'' or 'You are not worthy to do this?' T...
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  • Feel Like a Number

    Simon, to whom he gave the name Peter; James the son of Zebedee; John, the brother of James, and he surnamed them Boanerges, which means, Sons of Thunder; Andrew; Philip; Bartholomew; Matthew; Thomas; James, the son of Alphaeus; Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot; and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him....
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  • Two Kingdoms

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God didn't send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. He who believes in him is not judged. He who doesn't be...
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  • Customer Service

    We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 WEBIt was time to get a better internet package for the ministry, so we went to the service provider's office, signed in and sat down, but no one called us. I looked a...
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  • Crouching At The Door

    Yahweh said to Cain, 'Why are you angry? Why has the expression of your face fallen? If you do well, won't it be lifted up? If you don't do well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire is for you, but you are to rule over it.' Genesis 4:6 WEBCain got angry because the Lord had no regard for the offeri...
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  • Spiralling

    Spiralling from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript: Today I am going to be talking about: “Spiraling” For those that may not know what I mean, Imagine that you are standing on top of a spiral staircase, and when you slip, you fall down, down, and down.  W...
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  • Carrying The Cross

    He called the multitude to himself with his disciples, and said to them, 'Whoever wants to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.' Mark 8:34 WEBIf you will just keep following Jesus one day at a time, no power on earth can stop you because the Father is mightier t...
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  • The Popcorn Line

    Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time; casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6'7 WEBWe love buttered popcorn at the movies. It just seems to make the whole movie experience better, and it makes us happy. One day wh...
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  • The Promise Keeper

    For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. Romans 11:29 WEBI know a dad that once bought his son a car because he had taken a turn for the better. Not very long after this, his son got a DUI with the car and the dad took it back and sold it. I don't blame the dad and may have done the sam...
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  • The Burning Heart

    They said to each other, Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked to us on the road, while He opened to us the Scriptures? Luke 24:32 ESVThe amplifier made a buzz as I unplugged my guitar and placed it in the case. Thirty minutes earlier I had been enjoying the party along with everyone els...
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