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  • The Coach

    But when they deliver you up, don't be anxious how or what you will say, for it will be given you in that hour what you will say. For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. Matthew 10:19 WEBA truly great coach is almost transparent. They are always behind the team,...
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  • Working For The Weekend

    As it was in the days of Noah, even so will it be also in the days of the Son of Man. They ate, they drank, they married, and they were given in marriage until the day that Noah entered into the ship, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Luke 17:26 WEBAs Noah labored on the ark day after day, ...
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  • Ready For A God Time

    Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, Since God has shown you all this, there is none so discerning and wise as you are. You shall be over my house, and all my people shall order themselves as you command. Only as regards to the throne will I be greater than you. Genesis 41:39'40 ESVJoseph had to pinch hims...
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  • You Are God Alone

    Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of Yahweh, and spread it before Yahweh. Hezekiah prayed before Yahweh, and said, Yahweh, the God of Israel, who sit above the cherubim, you are the God, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of...
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  • Christmas Message 2016: Jesus

    Christmas Message 2016: Jesus   Christmas Message 2016: Jesus from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo.   Today is Christmas, and I want to talk about Jesus. Who exactly is Jesus, and why is He important to us today. Over time things can become distorted and forgotten when passed down ...
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  • The Little Shepherd Boy

    It happened, when they had come, that he looked at Eliab, and said, Surely Yahweh's anointed is before him. But Yahweh said to Samuel, 'Don't look on his face, or on the height of his stature; because I have rejected him: for Yahweh sees not as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but ...
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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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  • Behind The Scenes

    But he answered, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4 ESVAfter months out of work, the days counted down until we were about to move out of our home. Meanwhile on the other side of town, someone else came into work each mo...
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  • God Is Good

    Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6 WEB"God is great, God is good, let us thank Him for our food. By His hands we all are fed, give us Lord our daily bread, Amen....
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  • Face Down

    Now the Philistines had taken God's ark, and they brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. The Philistines took God's ark, and brought it into the house of Dagon and set it by Dagon. When the people of Ashdod arose early on the next day, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before Yahweh's ...
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  • RHM Christmas Newsletter 2016

    Christmas Newsletter - 2016 Thank you for reading our devotional and being a part of Refreshing Hope Ministries. This is an update on what has been happening here during the last couple of months and I thank you for taking time to read it. Last month, Sylvia and I flew out to Arizona for an in...
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  • Silence In The Classroom

    He succeeded in everything he undertook. But when envoys were sent by the rulers of Babylon to ask him about the miraculous sign that had occurred in the land, God left him to test him and to know everything that was in his heart. 2 Chronicles 32:30 NIVHezekiah was a great king in Judah who followed...
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  • Your Best Friend

    A man of many companions may be ruined, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 WEBWhen the world has turned its back on you, Jesus is there. When your best friend has let you down, Jesus is there. When all of your companions have left you behind, you are not alone, be...
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  • What Time is it: Part 5: The Beasts 2

    What Time is it? Part 5: The Beasts 2   What Time is it? Part Five: The Beasts 2 from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. This is part 5 of our series on end time beliefs. In this section, I want to continue on with the prophetic beasts of Daniel and Revelation. Last week we covered the fir...
  • Do I Have To

    Then Yahweh spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah on the dry land. Yahweh's word came to Jonah the second time, saying, 'Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I give you.' So Jonah arose, and went to Nineveh Jonah 2:10 WEBJonah landed on the beach and stood u...
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  • I Will See The Goodness

    I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of Yahweh in the land of the living. Psalms 27:13 WEBDavid was now a wanted man and on the run for his life. Once a hero in the eyes of the people, the ones that he had trusted now sought to kill him. He was on the run when he wrote Psalm 27, eit...
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  • The Okidata

    When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:7 ESVOnce during a season of special favor, the Lord doubled some of our computer equipment. At the time, we ran a small computer service company on a tight budget and owned an Okidata C5150 color lase...
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  • The Night The Glory Came Down

    it happened, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking Yahweh; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised Yahweh, saying, For he is good; for his loving kindness endures forever; th...
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  • The Long Cold Winter

    For as the rain comes down and the snow from the sky, and doesn't return there, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, and gives seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish tha...
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  • I Have Made You Worthy

    Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through Me.' John 14:6 WEBWhen people around me started praying for someone, I would shy away or stand quietly by. If they really had their eyes closed and were praying the way they should have, they would ...
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