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  • Bible Study: Luke, Chapter One

    Bible Study: Luke, Chapter One from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript: Today we are being our new Bible study together. We are going to cover Luke Chapter 1. Today, or sometime this week, please take the quiz on Luke Chapter 1 that I have put together on the website. It is on the ri...
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  • Schooling

    As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desir...
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  • Fish Tales

    He entered into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little from the land. He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, 'Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch.' Simon answered him, 'Master, we wor...
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  • The God of the Universe

    John answered them, 'I baptize in water, but among you stands one whom you don't know. He is the one who comes after me, who is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I'm not worthy to loosen.' These things were done in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing. The next day, he saw Jesus...
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  • Bad to the Bone

    Yahweh spoke to Manasseh, and to his people; but they didn't listen. Therefore Yahweh brought on them the captains of the army of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh in chains, bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon. When he was in distress, he begged Yahweh his God, and humbled himse...
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  • The Lamp

    Your word is a lamp to my feet, And a light for my path. Psalms 119:105 WEBThe old oil lamps that were used in biblical times had a small radius of light. They would light the path just a few feet ahead of you, and you could not see very far down the road. When traveling by night, you could see just...
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  • The Lost Sheep

    He told them this parable. 'Which of you men, if you had one hundred sheep, and lost one of them, wouldn't leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one that was lost, until he found it?' Luke 15:3 WEBWhen I first got serious about serving the Lord Jesus, I was a professional musicia...
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  • Caught in a Trap

    Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, From the traps of the workers of iniquity. Let the wicked fall together into their own nets, While I pass by. Psalms 141:9 WEBA trap is a device that is designed to not look like a trap. In fishing we call it a Lure. There is a deadly hook hidden w...
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  • Introduction to Bible Study

    Introduction to Bible Study from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript: This week, I want to introduce something new that we are going to experiment with. Learning the Bible chapter by chapter together. I didn’t want to spring this on you suddenly so I wanted to do an introdu...
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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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