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  • Mountains and Valleys

    And a man of God came near and said to the king of Israel, Thus says the LORD, Because the Syrians have said, The LORD is a god of the hills but he is not a god of the valleys, therefore I will give all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the LORD. 1 Kings 20:28 ESVWhen...
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  • Bouncing Back

    But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having persuaded the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. But when the disciples gathered about him, he rose up and entered the city, and on the next day he went on with Barnabas to Derbe. Acts 14:19–2...
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  • RHM March 2015 Newsletter

    Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his han...
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  • Buying The Field

    The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Matthew 13:44 ESVJesus told a parable of a man that found treasure hidden in a field, then he joyfully sold all that he had so that he co...
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  • The Litter Box

    And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, Where are you? Genesis 3:8-9 ESVAdam walked with God in ...
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  • Trapped

    Keep me from the trap that they have laid for me and from the snares of evildoers! Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by safely. Psalms 141:9–10 ESVA simple but very effective trap that has been used through the ages is the pit trap. Hunters dig a deep pit and place sharpene...
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  • The Runaway

    The LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A staff.” And he said, “Throw it on the ground.” So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent, and Moses ran from it. Ex. 4:2-3 ESVMoses had a staff that he carried, and it was nothing special a...
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  • The Mountain Mover

    Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. Psa. 37:5 ESVOnce while we were researching some property, we found a tax lien against us for several thousand dollars that I knew we did not owe. After calling the Department of Revenue, they said that we had missed filing some business fo...
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  • The God Who Sustains Me

    14 For thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that the LORD sends rain upon the earth.’” 1Kings 17:14 ESVBecause of a string of bad choices by the leadership of Israel, Ahab and Jezebel, the ...
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  • The Mighty Warrior

    When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, The LORD is with you, mighty warrior. Judges 6:12 NIVDust and chaff drifted through the air as Gideon threshed the wheat. He was hiding inside of a winepress so the Midianites would not come and take the little that he had. With no breeze at al...
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  • How Opportunity Knocks

    The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Matt 23:11 ESVWhen I showed up at a church work day event, the job that got assigned to me was scrubbing all the bathrooms: upstairs, downstairs, and down the hall. I di...
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  • The Sound of Music

    And they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. And the herald proclaimed aloud, You are commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages, that when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden ima...
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  • The Ultimate Price

    There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. John 19:1719 ESV   We read these familiar words and often fail to see the depth of them. J...
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  • Blood in the Water

    He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalms 147:3 ESVWhen sharks sense blood in the water, they will go into a feeding frenzy where they attack the wounded, even if it is another shark. They get so caught up in this that they may even turn and attack each other. The water becomes cl...
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  • The Black Sheep

    Out of that terrible travail of soul, he’ll see that it’s worth it and be glad he did it. Through what he experienced, my righteous one, my servant, will make many “righteous ones,” as he himself carries the burden of their sins. Therefore I’ll reward him extravagantly&...
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  • The Rising of the Sun

    For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:7–9 ESVOne night we watched a movie where the people made a sacrifice every day so that the sun would come up. One day everything ...
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  • This Thing is From Me

    Thus says the LORD, You shall not go up or fight against your relatives. Return every man to his home, for this thing is from Me. So they listened to the word of the LORD and returned and did not go against Jeroboam. 2 Chronicles 11:4 ESVWhen Solomon the son of David passed away, his son Rehoboam be...
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  • Vacancy

    And Jesus called them to Him and said to them, You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first a...
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  • The Bumpy Road

    But Ruth said, Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. Ruth 1:16–17 ESVRuth walked along the road thinki...
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  • The Spirit of Heaviness

    To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He might be glorified. Is. 61:3 ESVHave you ever felt so down,...
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