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  • They Have Been With Jesus

    Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13 ESVThe disciples of Jesus were mostly uneducated fishermen, but later people lined up in the streets wanting even ...
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  • Facetime

    Don't lay in wait, wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous. Don't destroy his resting-place: For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises up again; But the wicked are overthrown by calamity. Proverbs 24:15 WEBYour journey ends when you will no longer get up. Many times in my life, I ...
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  • Smoked Brisket

    David abode in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill-country in the wilderness of Ziph. Saul sought him every day, but God didn't deliver him into his hand. 1 Samuel 23:14 WEBAfter a long fast, we bought a wood smoker. You could call it a rebound effect. The smoker works as an ...
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  • Correcting God

    You were running well! Who interfered with you that you should not obey the truth? This persuasion is not from him who calls you. Galatians 5:7'8 WEBThe Apostle Paul wrote to the Galatians, who had turned away from following Jesus, and back to keeping the law. He asked them who had cut in on them to...
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  • Cycles and Seasons, Part 2: The Sabbath

    Cycles and Seasons, Part 2: The Sabbath from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript:  Today I am going to be continuing on with: “Cycles and Seasons” and talking about The Sabbath Day. I want to explore the original meaning and intentions of it. Where did it come from? ...
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  • Making up for Lost Time

    For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield. Psalm 5:12 ESVOnce while at church on a Sunday night, the pastor's wife said that she felt the Lord wanted me to get my G.E.D. as I had left school early to join the work force. I told her that I would look into it and ...
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  • The Marathon

    For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith. From now on, there is stored up for me the crown of righteousness' 2 Timothy 4:6 WEBWhile having dinner with some friends of our family who happened...
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  • Here I Am

    The child Samuel ministered to Yahweh before Eli. The word of Yahweh was precious in those days; there was no frequent vision. It happened at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place (now his eyes had begun to grow dim, so that he could not see), and the lamp of God hadn't yet gone out, and Sa...
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  • Important Things

    Don't seek what you will eat or what you will drink; neither be anxious. For the nations of the world seek after all of these things, but your Father knows that you need these things. But seek God's Kingdom, and all these things will be added to you. Luke 12:29 WEBThe most important things in your l...
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  • He Understands

    Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 40:28 ESVTired and in a bad mood, we arrived home. We had worked at the church all day once again, and a new tax b...
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  • Song Birds

    Aren't five sparrows sold for two assaria coins? Not one of them is forgotten by God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore don't be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:6 WEBWe live in the South Carolina countryside and have a large oak tree in our yard, w...
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  • Cycles and Seasons, Part 1: Introduction

    Cycles and Seasons, Part 1: Introduction from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript:  Today I am going to be talking about: “Cycles and Seasons”. For everything under heaven, there is a season, and those come in cycles that God has established long ago. For example: Su...
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  • Face Against The Glass

    When Jesus heard it, he said to them, 'Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.' Mark 2:17 WEBJesus walked up to a tax collectors booth and told the man sitting there, 'Follow Me!' and he got up and follo...
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  • Body Building

    For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot would say, 'Because I'm not the hand, I'm not part of the body,' it is not therefore not part of the body. If the ear would say, 'Because I'm not the eye, I'm not part of the body,' it's not therefore not part of the body. If the whole body were ...
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  • Something from Nothing

    However, not to give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for me and for yourself. Matt 17:27 ESVWhen Jesus came to Capernaum, the tax collectors asked Peter for taxes. ...
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  • Puppy Dog Eyes

    For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises up again; But the wicked are overthrown by calamity. Proverbs 24:16 WEBI once adopted a little dog that no one wanted, and she had apparently been abused in the past. Whenever she did something that she thought was wrong, she would tuck her tail betwe...
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  • Dream Killers

    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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  • A Beautiful Mess

    You have ravished my heart, my sister, my bride. You have ravished my heart with one of your eyes, With one chain of your neck. How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine! The fragrance of your perfumes than all manner of spices! Song 4:9 WEBIt is refresh...
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  • Rags to Riches

    Then the king gave Daniel high honors and many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon and chief prefect over all the wise men of Babylon. Dan. 2:48 ESVDaniel, who was born of royal family, was taken prisoner when Nebuchadnezzar captured Jerusalem in 597 BC. He was taken f...
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  • Beyond the Walls

    Beyond the Walls from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript:  I was in this room praying and singing some worship songs this week, and it got really good, so I just stopped and sat here in the quiet for a few minutes in tears. I could feel waves of His presence washing over me, li...
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