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  • Feel Like a Number

    Simon, to whom he gave the name Peter; James the son of Zebedee; John, the brother of James, and he surnamed them Boanerges, which means, Sons of Thunder; Andrew; Philip; Bartholomew; Matthew; Thomas; James, the son of Alphaeus; Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot; and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him....
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  • Two Kingdoms

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God didn't send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. He who believes in him is not judged. He who doesn't be...
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  • Crouching At The Door

    Yahweh said to Cain, 'Why are you angry? Why has the expression of your face fallen? If you do well, won't it be lifted up? If you don't do well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire is for you, but you are to rule over it.' Genesis 4:6 WEBCain became very angry because the Lord had no regard for th...
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  • Customer Service

    We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 WEBIt was time to get a better internet package for the ministry, so we went to the service provider's office, signed in and sat down. We waited quite a while, but no ...
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  • Apple Trees

    For there is no good tree that brings forth rotten fruit; nor again a rotten tree that brings forth good fruit. For each tree is known by its own fruit. For people don't gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. Luke 6:43 WEBWe find it humorous when we get cut off in tr...
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  • Doors

    RHM Devotional: Doors from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about recognizing the doors that God opens for us in our life. Think of them as doors of opportunity. This has always His way, He opens a door for us, and then we have to walk through it. Paul prayed that doors w...
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  • The Promise Keeper

    For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. Romans 11:29 WEBI know a dad that once bought his son a car because he had taken a turn for the better. Not very long after this, his son got a DUI with the car and the dad took it back and sold it. I don't blame the dad, and may have done the sa...
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  • The Burning Heart

    They said to each other, Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked to us on the road, while He opened to us the Scriptures? Luke 24:32 ESVThe amplifier made a buzz as I unplugged my guitar and placed it in the case. Thirty minutes earlier I had been enjoying the party along with everyone els...
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  • Fire in the Rain

    Let us acknowledge Yahweh. Let us press on to know Yahweh. As surely as the sun rises, Yahweh will appear. He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain that waters the earth. Hosea 6:3 WEBDuring the long hot summer of the south, the fields can sometimes get so dry that the crops appear dea...
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  • The Paw of the Lion

    Your servant struck both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God. David said, 'Yahweh who delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Ph...
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  • By My Spirit

    Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, 'This is the word of Yahweh to Zerubbabel, saying, 'Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says Yahweh of Hosts.' Zechariah 4:6 WEBDavid wrote in Psalm 37:4: 'Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.' After getting...
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  • History or a Mystery

    Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a right spirit within me. Don't throw me from your presence, and don't take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation. Uphold me with a willing spirit. Psalms 51:10 WEBDavid had an affair with Bathsheba while her husband Uriah was serv...
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  • The Missing Bread

    RHM Devotional: The Missing Bread from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about the lack of provision, and all the things that seem to come with it. When we are faced with the lack of something, we tend to look at ourselves, what can “we” do, in our strength, an...
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  • Circling The Mountain

    Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea, as Yahweh spoke to me; and we encircled Mount Seir many days. Yahweh spoke to me, saying, 'You have encircled this mountain long enough. Turn northward.' Deuteronomy 2:1-3 WEBThe Israelites wandered forty years in th...
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  • The Pig Pen

    I will get up and go to my father, and will tell him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight. I am no more worthy to be called your son. Make me as one of your hired servants.' He arose, and came to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him, and was moved with...
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  • The Good Shepherd

    Jesus went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed and scattered, lik...
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  • Poetic Justice

    For Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had plotted against the Jews to destroy them and had cast the pur (that is, the lot) for their ruin and destruction. But when the plot came to the king's attention, he issued written orders that the evil scheme Haman had devised ag...
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  • Word Mastery

    Set a watch, Yahweh, before my mouth. Keep the door of my lips. Psalms 141:3 WEBDavid prayed that the Lord would set a guard over his mouth, to keep him from saying things that he should not. James said 'If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as we...
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  • Prophets And Fish

    Now Yahweh's word came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 'Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach against it, for their wickedness has come up before me.' 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 ...
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  • Bible Study: Acts, Chapter Twenty-Six

    Bible Study, Acts Chapter 26 from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript: Today we are going to study Acts chapter 26 in depth. You can follow along in your own Bible if you like. I will be reading from the World English Bible because it is the only modern English translation that is cop...