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  • Blessings and Curses

    I have been young, and now am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his children begging for bread. All day long he deals graciously, and lends. His seed is blessed. Psalms 37:25 WEB.Today is the tomorrow you were so worried about yesterday, and it is not as bad as you thought. Many t...
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  • Seasons Change

    For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck up that which is planted; Ecclesiastes 3:1 WEB.Springtime is so beautiful when the flowers and trees begin blooming, then come summer and fall. The ...
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  • Ultimate Obedience

    Ultimate Obedience from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Sacrifice. If the Lord asked you to give up, surrender, give away, something precious to you. Would you be willing? In the book of Genesis, Abraham had waited many long years for him and Sarah to have a child. God had made them a promis...
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  • This is the Way

    And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk you in it; when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left. Isaiah 30:21 WEBA shepherd herding his sheep along a path does not have to interact with them much. He just follows behind them, watching. He doesn't h...
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  • Shark Bait

    Brothers, even if a man is caught in some fault, you who are spiritual must restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; looking to yourself so that you also aren't tempted. Galatians 6:1 WEBWe all make mistakes. Not one of us on Earth has lived a perfect life except Jesus. Yet we tend to compare o...
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  • Trust Me

    Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10 WEBThe Apostle Paul learned to be content in whatever situation that he found himself. He saw beyond his physical circums...
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  • A Christmas Story

    Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:38 WEBOne year as Christmas approached, we felt like doing something special. Looking back, I am sure ...
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  • Satisfaction

    For he satisfies the longing soul. He fills the hungry soul with good Psalms 107:9 WEBTemporary pleasures offer temporary satisfaction but often come with longterm repercussions. There are so many things in our lives that promise or would appear to provide satisfaction, but they all fall short of it...
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  • Wearing Out the Saints

    For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world's rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withst...
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  • The Enemy Within

    The Enemy Within from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. There is a thought-provoking story in the book of Joshua, chapter 9. Moses had passed on. Joshua had become the new leader, and Israel was taking the Promised Land one city at a time with great success. The land was given to Israel becaus...
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  • When Out of Answers

    I have said these things to you, while still living with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I said to you.' John 14:25'27 WEBOne of the most challenging and rewarding things you will ever undert...
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  • The Giant Killers

    David therefore departed there, and escaped to the cave of Adullam: and when his brothers and all his father's house heard it, they went down there to him. Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented, gathered themselves to him; and he became captain...
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  • Come Walk on the Water

    Peter answered him and said, 'Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the waters.' He said, 'Come!' Peter stepped down from the boat and walked on the waters to come to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was strong, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, 'Lord, save m...
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  • The Twins

    Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Paddan Aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian, to be his wife. Isaac entreated Yahweh for his wife, because she was barren. Yahweh was entreated by him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. Genesis 25:20-21 WEBRebekah was...
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  • The Special Place

    Early in the morning, while it was still dark, he rose up and went out, and departed into a deserted place, and prayed there. Simon and those who were with him searched for him. They found him and told him, 'Everyone is looking for you.' He said to them, 'Let's go elsewhere into the next towns, that...
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  • More Precious than Gold

    In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved in various trials, that the proof of your faith, which is more precious than gold that perishes, even though it is tested by fire, may be found to result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jes...
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  • When the Storm Comes

    When the Storm Comes from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. “The words of Jesus, written in red, so easily ignored, by those who are misled.” That is what came to me while praying over this message. Jesus’ longest sermon, the Sermon on the Mount, spans chapters 5, 6, and 7 in...
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  • Repentance

    Then he began to denounce the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they didn't repent. 'Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. Bu...
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  • The Whole World In His Hands

    The God who made the world and all things in it, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, doesn't dwell in temples made with hands. He isn't served by men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself gives to all life and breath and all things. Acts 17:24'25 WEBHe's got the whole world in His...
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  • Hell on Earth

    He said to them, 'Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation.' Mark 16:15 WEBJesus spoke these words to the eleven Apostles before He ascended to heaven. There is so much that could be said about this, but today we focus on 'The Gospel.' The word Gospel means 'Glad tidings, g...
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