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  • Please Wait Here

    Elijah said to him, Elisha, please wait here, for Yahweh has sent me to Jericho. He said, As Yahweh lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you. So they came to Jericho. 2 Kings 2:4 WEBElisha had worked serving the prophet Elijah for several years when he suddenly asked him to stay behind. E...
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  • The Veil is Gone

    Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit. Behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split. Matthew 27:50 WEBUnder the old covenant, the high priest entered the Holy of Holies in the temple, where the manifest ...
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  • A Great Work

    Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, Come, let us meet together in one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to do me mischief. I sent messengers to them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I can't come down: why should the work cease, while I leave it, and come down to you...
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  • I Am Going Fishing

    Simon Peter said to them, 'I'm going fishing.' They told him, 'We are also coming with you.' They immediately went out, and entered into the boat. That night, they caught nothing. But when day had already come, Jesus stood on the beach, yet the disciples didn't know that it was Jesus. John 21:3 WEBW...
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  • The What if

    Which of you by being anxious can add a cubit to his height? If then you aren't able to do even the least things, why are you anxious about the rest? Luke 12:25 WEBWe were so concerned about tomorrow that we could not sleep. We had received a subpoena late that evening and had to appear in court at ...
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  • Hiding in the Garden

    Hiding in the Garden from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript:  Today I am going to be talking about: “Hiding in the Garden”.  Adam and Eve walked with God in the garden of Eden, but when they broke the one commandment they were given, they suddenly had an overwhel...
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  • The Cruise Ship

    Most assuredly I tell you, whatever you may ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now, you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full. John 16:23'24 WEBI once heard a story about a man that was given a ticket on a luxury cruise line...
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  • By Sunrise

    They said to the messengers who came, Thus shall you tell the men of Jabesh Gilead, Tomorrow, by the time the sun is hot, you shall have deliverance. The messengers came and told the men of Jabesh; and they were glad. 1 Samuel 11:9 WEBThe Ammonites besieged Jabesh Gilead, and it looked pretty hopele...
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  • The Roller Coaster

    After many days the word of the LORD came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, 'Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth.' 1Kings 18:1 ESVI remember some friends once got me on a roller coaster. We waited for everyone to board and then it started slowly climbing up and up the ...
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  • Take Another Lap

    The cock crowed the second time. Peter remembered the word, how that Jesus said to him, 'Before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times.' When he thought about that, he wept. Mark 14:72 WEBPeter had just finished telling Jesus that he would die for Him, and then denied that he even knew H...
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  • Bad Note Blues

    For I, Yahweh your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, Don't be afraid; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13 WEBWe have a proverb that we live by in music while performing: "If you hit a bad note, hit it good.' (Technically, it would be "hit it well", but that's what the phrase is here). In othe...
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  • The Buck Stops Here

    if my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 WEBI have a Dilbert cartoon about tech support taped to our internet ro...
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  • The Secret Admirer

    In God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me? Psalms 56:11 ESVI walked down the aisle to the offering basket and dropped in my tithes for the week. Ten percent of almost nothing once again. It had been a few awful weeks in a row now and it was starting to show at home.Later at home, ...
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  • The Closed Door

    The Closed Door from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript:  Today I am going to be talking about: “Closed Doors”. We have all hit them, but I have learned to be thankful for them. Don’t get too excited when things are going great, don’t get too depressed w...
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  • Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

    Therefore you are without excuse, O man, whoever you are who judge. For in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself. For you who judge practice the same things. Romans 2:1 WEBThe congregation grew silent as the elder finished his speech on judging others. He told us that each time that he ...
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  • Arguing with an Ass

    Yahweh opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, 'What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?' Balaam said to the donkey, 'Because you have mocked me, I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would have killed you.' The donkey said to Balaam, 'Am I not yo...
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  • A Line in the Sand

    Yahweh said to Joshua, 'Get up! Why have you fallen on your face like that?' Joshua 7:10 WEBJoshua lay on his face before the ark of the Lord all evening. Yesterday he was a mighty warrior, but now Israel had lost the first battle at Ai because one of the men with him had broken the Lord's commandme...
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  • Battlefield Tactics

    It happened, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, It is the king of Israel. Therefore they turned about to fight against him: but Jehoshaphat cried out, and Yahweh helped him; and God moved them to depart from him. It happened, when the captains of the chariots saw that...
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  • Walk This Way

    But Naaman was angry, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of Yahweh his God, and wave his hand over the place, and recover the leper. 2 Kings 5:11 WEBNaaman stared at his new skin with amazement when he came up out of the muddy w...
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  • The Servant King

    So when he had washed their feet, put his outer garment back on, and sat down again, he said to them, 'Do you know what I have done to you? You call me, 'Teacher' and 'Lord.' You say so correctly, for so I am.If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one anot...
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