Turn to Him

by Jeffrey Smith July 26th, 2016


Psalm 81:13-16 : “If my people would only listen to me, if Israel would only follow my ways, how quickly I would subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes!  Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him, and their punishment would last forever. But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.” I'm...

The Temper-Tantrum

by Linda Darlene Gibson July 26th, 2016


“For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.” 1 Peter 3:17       There are times in my life I have struggled to understand the path God has placed me on and today is not any different. There have been times I wanted to just throw my hands up and shout to God, “I’m done”, there are times I just as well...

Closing ratio

by Jeffrey Smith July 25th, 2016


Luke 18:1-8: Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’ “For some time he refused. But finally he...

Happy Endings

by Dion Todd July 20th, 2016


So Yahweh blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand female donkeys. He had also seven sons and three daughters. Job 42:12 WEBJob was a very wealthy man who went through a terrible trial, but when it was over and Job prayed for his friends, all that he had lost was returned double. In chapter...

Modern Day Pharisees

by Dion Todd July 17th, 2016


Modern Day Pharisees   Note: If you cannot enable full screen click here to watch on Viemo: Modern Day Pharisees from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Message notes: Jesus had a different view of God’s law than the scribes and pharisees did at several points in His ministry. + His disciples did not wash their hands a certain way before a meal (Mark 7:3-4).- Hand washing...

Lay your burdens down

by David and Dianna Wyles July 14th, 2016


Lay your burdens down  So many of us carry around the burdens of our past… things we regret saying… things we wish we had done differently... pain we may have caused others, or that was inflicted upon us. We were not meant to live with the weight of these burdens on us. God did not intend for us to carry such heaviness by ourselves. It's the enemy who comes to distract and destroy...

Take Him in

by Jeffrey Smith July 12th, 2016


Exodus 24:7-8: Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it to the people. They responded, We will do everything the Lord has said; we will obey. Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, This is the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words. When Moses confirmed the covenant with the people of God, he did it according to...

You are forgiven

by Jeffrey Smith July 11th, 2016


Matthew 9:5: Which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'? Jesus meets us where we are in life. He asks all of us who go to Him what we want to see happen in our situations. We all have a choice to receive healing, provision, and wholeness. Whatever area we lack in, Jesus is there to meet our need.  The key is for us to believe, have faith and receive....

Kingdom Express

by Dion Todd July 11th, 2016


When they began to sing and to praise, Yahweh set ambushers against the children of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were struck. For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. When they had finished the inhabitants of Seir, everyone helped to destroy each other. 2 Chronicles 20:22 WEBA great army...

Where did you read that?

by Dion Todd July 10th, 2016


Where Did You Read That?     If you cannot view full screen, click here:  Where Did You Read That? from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo.   I grew up in the Bible Belt of the South, with people that love God, but are steeped in religious tradition. When I began to study the Bible, I was amazed at what was not in it, and sometimes at what was written in there. This message...

Breathe

by Jeffrey Smith July 8th, 2016


2 Timothy:3:15-17: From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for instruction, for conviction, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, fully equipped for every good work. All scripture is God-breathed. The book of Timothy...

Too Much Happiness

by Dion Todd July 7th, 2016


Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Phil 4:5 KJVThere are so many things in this life that God has given us to enjoy and He does want us to have pleasure while we are here. Relationships, eating, drinking, work, health, exercise, hobbies, are all valuable pursuits. However, none of these are to become the end goal and sole focus of your life.Anytime something becomes more...

Inner man,Inner peace

by Jeffrey Smith July 6th, 2016


Genesis 3:7-8: Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings. 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 There are a lot of unnatural things in this...

Talk to Me

by Dion Todd July 3rd, 2016


  This is the word of the week from Pastor Dion. "If you want to know Me, Talk to Me."  Note: If you cannot make the video fullscreen, then you can click here:  Talk to Me also you can follow Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Talk to Me “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways,...

Bouncing Back

by Dion Todd July 2nd, 2016


But some Jews from Antioch and Iconium came there, and having persuaded the multitudes, they stoned Paul, and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. But as the disciples stood around him, he rose up, and entered into the city. On the next day he went out with Barnabas to Derbe. Acts 14:19 WEBAfter healing a crippled man and preaching the good news in the city of Lystra, the people...

Buying The Field

by Dion Todd July 1st, 2016


Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in the field, which a man found, and hid. In his joy, he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field. Matthew 13:44 WEBJesus told a parable of a man who found treasure hidden in a field, then he joyfully sold all that he had so that he could buy it and make it his own. He could not take the treasure without buying the entire field, and though...

Train up

by Jeffrey Smith June 30th, 2016


1 Corinthians 11:1-Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. I always tell everyone who will listen to me. " If you want to know what you will look like in the future, look at your personal trainer." What I mean by that is if you want to look like a body builder, you wouldn't train with a marathon runner. A marathon runner keeps no extra muscle on their bodies because it will weigh them...

The Call of The Dark Side

by Dion Todd June 30th, 2016


They heard Yahweh God's voice walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God among the trees of the garden. Yahweh God called to the man, and said to him, 'Where are you?' Genesis 3:8 WEBAdam walked with God in the garden, but after disobeying His command, withdrew and tried to hide because of it. The serpent talked Eve into risking...

All Relative

by Jeffrey Smith June 29th, 2016


Matthew 23:23-24:23 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel. Nobody is perfect....

Renewed

by Jeffrey Smith June 27th, 2016


Ecclesiastes 11:10-So then, banish anxiety from your heart and cast off the troubles of your body, for youth and vigor are meaningless. 2 Corinthians 4:16-Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. There is a battle that wages for the mind. We are constantly bombarded with so much on a daily basis. The enemy wants us to...

Who Told You That?

by Dion Todd June 26th, 2016


Who Told You That?   Who Told You That? from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Message Notes: “And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?” So he said, “I...

Cleansed

by Jeffrey Smith June 24th, 2016


Psalm 51:6-7-Surely you desire truth in the inner parts, you teach me wisdom in the inmost place. Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.  The Lord knows us so intimately that there truly is nothing we can hide from Him. He truly does desire truth in our inner parts. The secret places, the recesses of our hearts and minds carry that which we hold...

Permanent Vacation

by Jeffrey Smith June 23rd, 2016


2 Corinthians 5:17:Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! Why do we desire vacation so much? There are many reasons I am sure, but one of the largest reasons is that it removes us from the reality of our life in the world. For a week or a weekend, a year or two we get the opportunity to hit a beach, climb a mountain, or escape to the retreat...

RHM June 2016 Newsletter

by Dion Todd June 23rd, 2016


Then the LORD answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. (Habakkuk 2:2 NKJV)   June Newsletter - 2016 Hello there, Thank you for reading our devotional and being a part of Refreshing Hope Ministries. This is our monthly update on what has been happening here during the last month and I thank you for taking time to read it. The...

My Redeemer Lives

by Dion Todd June 23rd, 2016


But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives. In the end, he will stand upon the earth. After my skin is destroyed, then I will see God in my flesh, whom I, even I, will see on my side. My eyes will see, and not as a stranger. Job 19:25 WEBJob is the oldest book in the Bible, except for the first ten chapters of Genesis. Wealth in this book was still measured in livestock. Yet even then, Job already...

The Sound of Music

by Dion Todd June 22nd, 2016


and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. Then the herald cried aloud, 'To you it is commanded, peoples, nations, and languages, that whenever you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe, and all kinds of music, you fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king has set up. Whoever doesn't fall down and worship shall be cast into the middle...

Mercy

by Jeffrey Smith June 21st, 2016


Genesis 50:19-21: But Joseph said to them, Don't be afraid. I will provide for you and your children. And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them. Joseph was betrayed. He was ridiculed, sold into slavery and left naked on an auction block. He was falsely accused and sent to prison. He was forgotten after he blessed another. This all happened as a result of his jealous brothers. They didn't understand...

My Door is Open And All Are Welcome

by Dion Todd June 19th, 2016


My door is open, and all are welcome. My Door is Open from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. This is the message for Father's Day, 2016.06.19. My door is open, and all are welcome. Here is the message outline: God created mankind for fellowship. In the beginning, God would come down and walk with Adam in the garden of Eden during the cool of the day. Then one day God came down and...

In The Same Boat

by Dion Todd June 19th, 2016


For there is no distinction, for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Romans 3:22 WEBIt is easy to become used to positions, titles, and levels in the workplace during life and carry that over into the church. After a while, we can become like the pharisee that stood on the corner and thanked God that...

Why Me Lord

by Dion Todd June 18th, 2016


Yahweh, how my adversaries have increased! Many are those who rise up against me. Many there are who say of my soul, 'There is no help for him in God.' Selah. But you, Yahweh, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head. Psalms 3:1 WEBDavid wrote these words while fleeing from his own son, Absalom, who plotted to kill David and become king in his place. Almost everyone that David...



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