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  • The Social Club

    Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming close to him to hear him. The Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, 'This man welcomes sinners, and eats with them.' Luke 15:1'2 WEBI could hardly contain my excitement as we headed to the church. I was zealous for Jesus and for several weeks ...
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  • Shipwrecked

    RHM Devotional: Shipwrecked from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about the ability of God to be in control, even when your life seems out of control. Most of us have been through times when we were powerless to change our circumstances. Some of you may be going through s...
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  • Bible Study: Acts, Chapter Twenty-Seven

    Bible Study, Acts Chapter 27 from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript: Today we are going to study Acts chapter 27 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...
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  • The Waterfall

    Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me. Psalms 42:7 ESVMoments before the water was still and quiet as they drifted down the stream. They were relaxed in the warm sunshine, not noticing the low roar coming. Suddenly, their lives flashed ...
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  • Backs To The Wall

    Moses said to the people, 'Don't be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of Yahweh, which he will work for you today: for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall never see them again. Yahweh will fight for you, and you shall be still.' Exodus 14:13 WEBStanding on the shore of the Red...
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  • Creating The Masterpiece

    If therefore your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining gives you light. Luke 11:36 WEBAfter viewing the marble statue of David, someone asked Michelangelo: 'How did you know what to cut away?' The sculptor answere...
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  • Twenty Twenty Hindsight

    Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness Luke 4:1 WEBI would not be here, if I had not first been there. So many times in our life we can look back and say those words. Where we were when we met our spouse, and how narrow a time frame th...
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  • The Haunting

    The next day, he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, 'Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!' John 1:29 WEBDo you ever feel guilt or shame over something in your past? Is there something haunting you and saying: 'God is mad at you because'' or 'You are not worthy to do this?' T...
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  • Carrying The Cross

    He called the multitude to himself with his disciples, and said to them, 'Whoever wants to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.' Mark 8:34 WEBIf you will just keep following Jesus one day at a time, no power on earth can stop you because the Father is mightier t...
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  • Treasure Chests

    RHM Devotional: Treasure Chests from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about containers, particularly treasure chests: boxes that hold things. Let’s start with the Ark of the Covenant in Exodus 25. God told Moses: They shall make an ark of acacia wood. Two cubits ...
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  • Cruise Control

    For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says Yahweh, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope in your latter end. You shall call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart. Je...
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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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