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  • The Power of Suggestion

    Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. He ate nothing in those days. Afterward, when they were completed, he was hungry. The devil said to him, 'If you are the Son of God, command this stone ...
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  • Intervention

    He came into a house. The multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. When his friends heard it, they went out to seize him: for they said, 'He is insane.' The scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, 'He has Beelzebul' Mark 3:20-22 WEBWhen I first got saved, I lost...
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  • A New Identity

    Behold, Yahweh stood above it, and said, 'I am Yahweh, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac. The land whereon you lie, to you will I give it, and to your seed. Your seed will be as the dust of the earth, and you will spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and t...
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  • Joy Comes In The Morning

    For his anger is but for a moment; His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may stay for the night, But joy comes in the morning. Psalms 30:5 WEBAnother night without sleep I thought as I tossed and turned on the bed. The pressure of what was going on in our life was tormenting, and even though we were ...
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  • Jesus the Beautiful

    JesustheBeautiful-final from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript:  Today I want to talk about Jesus The Beautiful, and what I have learned about Him over the years. Now when I say beautiful, some are going to quote Isaiah 53:2 so I need to lay a bit of a foundation first: I...
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  • The Pen And The Crackers

    Therefore do not be anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What shall we wear? For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to y...
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  • The Awesome God of Heaven

    You shall not be scared of them; for Yahweh your God is in the midst of you, a great and awesome God. Deuteronomy 7:21 WEBMoses called the Israelites together right before they went into the promised land and told them to not be afraid, for the Lord who is in the midst of you, is a great and 'awesom...
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  • Can I Really Do This

    Call to me, and I will answer you, and will show you great things, and difficult, which you don't know. Jeremiah 33:3 WEBWhen Jesus saw the crowds, He had compassion on them for they were lost and without a Shepherd. He would stop, teach, and heal them. He would touch them and heal their wounds. Jes...
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  • The Fourth Watch

    Seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea, and he would have passed by them, but they, when they saw him walking on the sea, supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out; for they all saw him, and were ...
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  • The Monument

    But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. Genesis 19:26 WEBWhen God told Abram to leave his country, he brought along his nephew Lot. In time, they both prospered so much that they had to separate from each other, and Lot and his family moved on to Sodom. That became...
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  • Under His Wings

    He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of Yahweh, 'He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in whom I trust.' For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler, And from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers. Und...
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  • Making Up for Lost Time

    Making Up For Lost Time from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript:  Today I want to talk about making up for lost time. It is is easy to become burdened down and to feel like there is no hope, that it is too late for you, that too much water has passed under the bridge, but with ...
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  • Time in a Bottle

    For the vision is yet for the appointed time, and it hurries toward the end, and won't prove false. Though it takes time, wait for it; because it will surely come. It won't delay. Habakkuk 2:3 WEBFor the vision is for an appointed time. In other words, God has marked it on His calendar, and every ho...
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  • I Want to Hold Your Hand

    Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses' hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were...
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  • Entrapment

    I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, 'Now is come the salvation, the power, and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ; for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night. Revelation 12:10 WEBIn a United States supreme court case i...
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  • Shakespearean Invocations

    When you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites, for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Most assuredly, I tell you, they have received their reward. Matthew 6:5 WEBIt was a hot summer day in the South and I was painting a ...
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  • Happy Days

    But the Jews stirred up the devout and prominent women and the chief men of the city, and stirred up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and threw them out of their borders. But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came to Iconium. The disciples were filled with joy with the ...
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  • Twenty Pieces of Silver

    Judah said to his brothers, 'What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? Come, and let's sell him to the Ishmaelites, and not let our hand be on him; for he is our brother, our flesh.' His brothers listened to him. Midianites who were merchants passed by, and they drew and lifted...
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  • Trust or Bust

    If you will not believe, surely you shall not be established. Isaiah 7:9 WEBEphraim and Aram formed an alliance and prepared to invade Judah, which terrified the people living there. When the people of Judah learned of the coming invasion, 'The hearts of Ahaz and his people were shaken, as the trees...
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  • Come Walk on the Water

    Come Walk on the Water from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript:  Today I want to talk about something that happened in Matthew chapter 14, something unique and that only occurs in that chapter of the Bible: A common fisherman that walked on the water. I am not talking about Jes...
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