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  • Slow Train Coming

    Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they quickly brought him out of the pit. And when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came in before Pharaoh. Genesis 41:14 ESVJoseph had been in prison for over two years, and had been sold as a slave by his brothers years before that. Now he w...
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  • Sin Less

    If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we haven't sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:8 WEBWhi...
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  • While the Minstrel Played

    While the Minstrel Played from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript:  Today I want to talk about the importance of music, hearing God and how they are often linked together. In 2nd kings chapter 3, the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel and stopped paying him tribut...
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  • Fire And Rain

    Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, 'I'm going fishing.' They told him, 'We are also coming with you.' They immediately went out, and entered into the boat. That night, the...
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  • More Than Enough

    Yahweh said to Gideon, By the three hundred men who lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into your hand; and let all the people go every man to his place. So the people took food in their hand, and their trumpets; and he sent all the men of Israel every man to his tent, but retained th...
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  • The Dancing Preacher

    You shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 WEBI had to get back to church early that afternoon because I was in the band and we needed to rehearse for the evening service. There was an evangelist from out of state visiting our church that day and...
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  • The Hypocrite Mask

    He has said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me. Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, and in distresses...
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  • Time to Shine

    David said to Saul, Your servant was keeping his father's sheep; and when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after him, and struck him, and delivered it out of his mouth; and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and struck him, and killed him. ...
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  • How to Feed a Possum

    Therefore, I tell you, don't be anxious for your life: what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor yet for your body, what you will wear. Isn't life more than food, and the body more than clothing? See the birds of the sky, that they don't sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns. Your he...
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  • Half Starved Lions

    Then the king was exceedingly glad, and commanded that Daniel be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no kind of harm was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. Daniel 6:23 ESVThey took Daniel to the edge of the lions' den and let him see all of the half-sta...
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  • The Blood of the Lamb

    The Blood of the Lamb from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript:  This is resurrection Sunday, the day that we remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ. There are so many topics that could be discussed, but today I want to talk about something that Jesus gave us, His own blood, ...
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  • The Promised Land

    Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you, and all this people, to the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread on, to you have I given it, as I spoke to Moses. Joshua 1:2 WEBWhen the Israelites rea...
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  • Tick Tock

    Pharaoh said to Joseph, 'I am Pharaoh, and without you shall no man lift up his hand or his foot in all the land of Egypt.' Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphenath-paneah; and he gave him Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On as a wife. Joseph went out over the land of Egypt. Joseph was thi...
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  • Lean On Me

    He has said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me. Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, fo...
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  • Free Bird

    In a very little while, He who comes will come, and will not wait. But the righteous will live by faith. If he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him. But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the saving of the soul. Now faith is assurance of things...
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  • So Good To Me

    Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. Psalms 37:4 ESVWhen the man tossed the cable on the desk, I started laughing. I could hardly believe it. I have always been drawn to technical things like a moth...
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  • The Art of War

    Our God, will you not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that comes against us; neither know we what to do: but out eyes are on you. All Judah stood before Yahweh, with their little ones, their wives, and their children. 2 Chronicles 20:12 WEBWhile under the reign of Jehosha...
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  • Plunder Hell And Populate Heaven

    But you, beloved, keep building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life. On some have compassion, making a distinction, and some save, snatching them out of the fire with fea...
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  • Wayward Son

    Wayward Son from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript:  Something that has been on my heart this week is the parable of the wayward son, God’s passion to have all of His children back home with Him, and the religious goody two-shoes that don’t want them there when the...
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  • Can't You See?

    They forgot to take bread; and they didn't have more than one loaf in the boat with them. He charged them, saying, 'Take heed: beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.' They reasoned with one another, saying, 'It's because we have no bread.' Jesus, perceiving it, said to them, 'W...
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