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  • Go in the Strength You Have

    Go in the Strength You Have from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. When I was praying about the message this week, “Go in the Strength You Have” came to me and then this entire message downloaded to my mind over the next minute. The core of the message is this: The Lord will inten...
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  • A Fresh Start

    Jesus, standing up, saw her and said, 'Woman, where are your accusers? Did no one condemn you?' She said, 'No one, Lord.' Jesus said, 'Neither do I condemn you. Go your way. From now on, sin no more.' John 8:10 WEBOne day while Jesus was teaching in the temple, the religious leaders dragged in a wom...
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  • Peace of Mind

    In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6 WEBMany saints and martyrs in the past have faced...
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  • The Lone Ranger

    Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Withstand him steadfast in your faith, knowing that your brothers who are in the world are undergoing the same sufferings. 1 Peter 5:8 WEBWhen a pack of lions hunt water...
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  • Shock Treatment

    All chastening seems for the present to be not joyous but grievous; yet afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been exercised thereby. Hebrews 12:11 WEBWhile at school, I learned to read and write, add and subtract, and much more. However, many times it was after s...
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  • Alone In The Quiet

    Be strong and courageous. Don't be afraid or scared of them; for Yahweh your God himself is who goes with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 WEBWe can become so withdrawn sometimes that we begin to feel that it is us against the world. That no one cares or even notices what ...
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  • Agree to Disagree

    This saying is faithful, and concerning these things I desire that you affirm confidently, so that those who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men; but shun foolish questionings, genealogies, strife, and disputes about the law; for they ...
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  • The Desires of your Heart

    Also delight yourself in Yahweh, And he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalms 37:4 WEBMany years ago I bought a graphics card for my computer with the newly released digital visual interface port. DVI had just come out, and it would allow you to connect a computer to a high definition tele...
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  • Short Tax Collectors

    There was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, and couldn't because of the crowd, because he was short. He ran on ahead, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, he ...
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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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  • 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 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 musician and played ...
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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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  • Anxiety

    RHM Devotional: Anxiety from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about something that is plaguing so many people today: anxiety. It is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about something with an uncertain outcome. It has always been a problem, Jesus spoke ...
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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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  • 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 WEBIf you examine a fishing lure, you will find that there is a deadly hook hidden within something that looks tasty on the o...
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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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  • 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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  • Get Up And Go

    Yahweh said to Joshua, Get you up; why are you thus fallen on your face? Joshua 7:10 WEBThe first town that the Israelites had come to in the promised land was Jericho. They marched around it seven times, shouted, and the walls of the city fell down. God was with them and it was an easy victory. The...
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