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Delivered From Slavery and Death

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May 27, 2020
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Pastor Allen Jackson's mission is to help people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

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Delivered From Slavery and Death

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  • Allen Jackson: Our lesson todayis about how to live wisely,
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  • and the heart of it isthe reality that God is
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  • a delivering god, that hedelivers us out of places
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  • and brings us into places.
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  • No matter what circumstances youface today, our God is able
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  • to write a future that ispleasing and will bring good
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  • things into your life.
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  • That is a very important truthto know.
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  • Enjoy the lesson.
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  • Allen: Just as much as you havea physical body,
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  • you're a spirit.
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  • In fact, your physical body ison a count-down clock.
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  • It's not eternal.
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  • If you haven't have enoughbirthdays yet to recognize that,
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  • just hang on.
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  • But your spirit is eternal.
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  • And the Bible says apartfrom Jesus, you are spiritually
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  • a slave.
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  • Now here's the cruel partof that.
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  • When your body is finished, yourspirit steps into eternity,
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  • and if you are a slave,everything you've done with
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  • your life is fruitless,useless, empty.
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  • Now this is a significant issue,and it's one that the church is
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  • uniquely prepared to address,not to condemn belittle,
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  • or criticize others, to invitethem towards freedom.
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  • The message of being a Christfollower is a message
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  • of Liberty.
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  • It is not a diminishing message.
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  • Look at Romans 7 and verse 14.
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  • It says, "We know that the Lawis spiritual, but I am of flesh,
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  • sold into bondage to sin."
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  • It's an interesting portrayal.
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  • Its a little blind to us,but the first century slavery
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  • was a widespread partof the Roman Empire.
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  • It wasn't based on race or justyour nationality or your
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  • ethnicity, slavery was basedon the conquered peoples that
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  • the Empire, that the Romanlegions would conquer.
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  • In 70 CE when the the Romanlegions destroyed Jerusalem,
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  • historians tell us thatthe slave markets of the Empire
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  • were so filled with Jews thatthey were almost useless, no
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  • value.
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  • But the way the slaves weresold, they take you
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  • into a public arena,a marketplace or a square,
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  • a soldier would take a spearand drive it into the wall
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  • and stand you beneath the spear,and everybody that saw that
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  • image knew you were being soldas a slave.
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  • Well, that's the picture thatthe Apostle Paul is using
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  • in that verse we just readin Romans.
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  • He said we were soldinto bondage to sin.
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  • We weren't autonomous.
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  • We were sold, slaves, he saidsomething owned us.
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  • And the church has beenreluctant to acknowledge
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  • the power of sin or eventhe existence of sin.
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  • Sin is something of an offensiveterm these days.
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  • Who has the right to say to mea behavior is wrong?
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  • Well, I would like to catch thata little differently.
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  • The creator of Heaven and Earthhas identified bad behaviors
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  • that will destroy you.
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  • That's what sin is.
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  • When the Bible saysthe consequences of sin is
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  • death, it's not God beingpunitive, he's told you
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  • the outcome of that behaviorat the beginning.
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  • And he's pleads with us, don'tdo that.
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  • It's like saying if you drinka cup of bleach, it will not be
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  • good for your health.
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  • I'm not punishing you becauseyou drank bleach, that's
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  • the outcome of that behavior,don't do it.
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  • And we have been soldas slaves to sin.
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  • If you will listen to dialoguein the marketplace today,
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  • you'll hear this.
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  • And there's a social debatetaking place about what kind
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  • of culture we'll be, whethera biblically-informed worldview
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  • is gonna be in place or we'llhave something else that's more
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  • secular, less godly.
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  • And we hear peoplein the marketplace with their--
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  • you'll hear this dialogue:I feel like I'm trapped.
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  • You don't think I want to bethis way, do you?
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  • I am trapped.
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  • And what's a secularresponse to that?
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  • Well, let's make a law that sayswhat you're trapped
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  • in his legal.
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  • That's not kindness.
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  • That isn't freedom.
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  • We have to have the courageto say there's a pathway
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  • out of that place.
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  • But the latest chapter in socialdebate, or one of the newer
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  • ones, is that we can't evenidentify what gender we are.
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  • I've listened to the interviewspeople say, "Well, you know it's
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  • something--every morningwhen I get up I have
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  • a different feeling."
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  • I'm not making fun of that,that's a tortured place to be.
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  • How could you become, achieve,develop, grow if there was such
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  • confusion that every day youdon't even know how you were
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  • oriented to the world you're in?
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  • That is slavery.
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  • It's not a messageof condemnation, there's hope.
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  • We have been trapped.
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  • Perhaps not in that debate,but everyone here, if we could
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  • be candid enough apartfrom Christ, we have imagined
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  • there was a way to findfulfillment in life.
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  • We chose a pathway that wethought would bring us joy
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  • and contentmentand satisfaction.
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  • Maybe it was achievement, a job,maybe it was a relationship
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  • or a marriage or a childor a larger house or different
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  • label and our clothingor another rung on the ladder
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  • of accomplishment or anotherdegree that you earned, and you
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  • pursued those things.
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  • You gave time and energyand effort, and you grabbed
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  • them, you put your handaround that brass ring, and you
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  • pulled on it only to discoverI'm still not really content.
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  • I'm not quite fulfilled.
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  • So I've got to run fasteror jump higher.
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  • I need another label in myclothes, or maybe I need another
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  • relationship or another spouseor another kind of car
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  • of another house, and then I'llbe content.
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  • That is slavery, no fulfillment,no joy, no contentment,
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  • no satisfaction.
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  • The Bible says apart from Jesus,apart from a God perspective,
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  • we are slaves.
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  • And as the church, we don'twanna stand and wag our finger
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  • at the world, we wantto say to ourselves
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  • we want to be different.
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  • Look at Galatians 4 and verse 3,it says, "We were in slavery
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  • under the basic principlesof the world."
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  • The New Testament describesa world order, a system that
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  • stands in oppositionto the purposes of God.
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  • Now, you need one more pieceof the puzzle.
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  • Look in John 8 and verse 44.
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  • Jesus is speaking, he said, "Youbelong to your father,
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  • the devil, and you want to carryout your father's desire.
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  • He was a murdererfrom the beginning, not holding
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  • to the truth, for there is notruth in him.
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  • When he lies, he speaks hisnative language, for he is
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  • a liar and the father of lies."
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  • See, we're not just enslavedin general, we are enslaved--
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  • we are subject to the verypersonification of evil.
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  • What has mastery over us issomething evil, which means it
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  • does not intend good for you.
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  • It may promise you goodto modify your behavior
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  • in the moment, but did does notintend good for you.
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  • Evil by definition will takeunfair advantage, it will
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  • exploit the most vulnerableplace in your life.
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  • That's why the Bible saysthere's a battle in our minds,
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  • that our minds area battlefield.
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  • We have to choose godliness,we have to choose a godly
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  • perspective, because evil,the Scripture says, is crouching
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  • at your door.
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  • Evil exists, and apartfrom Jesus, it owns you.
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  • You don't have enough strengthof will or force of character
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  • or self determinationto overcome evil.
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  • It's more powerful than we areleft to ourselves.
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  • We need help.
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  • That is the definition of beingenslaved.
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  • Now, there's yet one more step,the outworking of this.
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  • In Romans 8 it says, "There istherefore now no condemnation
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  • to those who are inChrist Jesus.
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  • For the law of the Spiritof life in Christ has set me
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  • free from the law of sinand death."
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  • The real horror of this is thisseason of slavery defined
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  • by your life under the sun whileyour Earth suit holds out is
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  • concluded by death, not justphysical death, but spiritually.
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  • You will have eternal separationfrom good.
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  • Not only does this enslavementkeep you from being content
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  • and fulfilled and satisfied,a permanent victim in your
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  • journey under the sun.
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  • When your days are finished,and your body is done, then you
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  • are separated for all eternityfrom something good.
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  • Now, that is a horrificcondition.
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  • Folks, evil exist in the world.
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  • That's an important--the churchof Jesus Christ has to be
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  • awakened to that truth.
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  • I read a book sometime ago.
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  • It was writtenby a psychiatrist, an MD,
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  • and at the time he wrotethe book, he was not a believer.
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  • But it was the result of yearsof clinical practice.
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  • He's a gifted communicator.
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  • But a friend gave me the book,and I'll never forget when
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  • I read it the psychiatrist,secular psychiatrist,
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  • after years of clinicalexperience with individuals
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  • and families, cameto a conclusion that he
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  • delivered in the book.
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  • That clinically speaking,from a medical perspective,
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  • he believed that evil existson planet Earth.
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  • I'm not makin' fun of that.
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  • Most of us live like we don'tbelieve it exists,
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  • but the statements he madearound that intrigued me.
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  • He said evil did not presentin his practice in some
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  • horrific condition.
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  • Evil didn't come into hispractice with horns and a tail.
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  • Evil didn't presentwith a sulfurous odor about it.
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  • He said evil presentedin the most normal packaging.
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  • It looked like our neighbors,and it sounded like us.
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  • Only when you stoppedto investigate and to listen,
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  • and he said the only descriptionthat was appropriate
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  • clinically was evil.
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  • But this was the line thatchanged me.
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  • He said he had cometo the conclusion that evil
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  • would only yield to a poweror an authority greater
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  • than itself.
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  • He said you couldn't negotiatewith evil.
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  • You couldn't reason with evil.
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  • You couldn't bargain with evil.
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  • You couldn't out studyor educate evil.
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  • He said evil would reachan accommodation when it was
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  • in a vulnerable position, but assoon as it gained
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  • to the ascendancy, it woulddiscard the agreement
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  • to influence in an evil wayagain.
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  • There is no solutionfor the evil that confronts
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  • humanity better than the churchof Jesus Christ.
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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • And as much as we wanna blamea politician or a political
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  • party or a political movementor someone other than ourselves,
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  • the real truth is at the doorof the church lies
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  • the responsibilityfor the quality of the lives
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  • that we're leading in ourcommunities.
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  • That's not a criticism,that's an invitation.
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  • There is opportunity in that.
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  • Now, if life without Jesus ishorrific, let's talk
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  • for a minute about what lifewith Jesus is about.
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  • Because the reality is Jesus isa great story of intervention.
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  • The reason Jesus wepton the Mount of Olives two
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  • millennia ago was the peoplein the city that he had come
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  • to speak to did not recognizethe opportunity, and he was
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  • weeping for what was comingto them.
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  • They weren't being handedover to some new master, he
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  • understood that what they wereenslaved to was going to bring
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  • destruction to them.
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  • But God has intervened on ourbehalf in the person of Jesus.
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  • In Romans chapter 1 and verse16, it says, "I'm not ashamed
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  • of the gospel, because it'sthe power of God
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  • for the salvation of everyonewho believes: first for the Jew,
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  • and then for the Gentile."
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  • What an amazing sentence.
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  • I like that first phrase.
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  • Paul said, "I'm not ashamedof the power of the Gospel."
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  • Now, we've learned enoughabout biblical studies to know
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  • that when the Bible says don'tbe afraid, what's the problem
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  • that the audience it's beingaddressed?
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  • They're afraid.
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  • So when Paul writes and says,"I'm not ashamed of the Gospel,"
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  • you can be certain that oneof the conditions he's
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  • addressing as a group of peoplethat are frequently ashamed
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  • of the gospel.
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  • Makes me smile, because twomillennia later I have to say
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  • we're not that different.
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  • There is enormous pressure,cultural pressure, messaging
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  • coming at us to be ashamedof the gospel.
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  • The gospel has a technicalmeaning, it's the good news,
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  • but the good news about Jesusof Nazareth, his redemptive
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  • work, that he died on a crossto exhaust the curse of sin
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  • to set us free from slavery.
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  • It is good news for every personirrespective of our gender,
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  • our race, the accentwith which we speak,
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  • the educational level we haveachieved--every person,
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  • "I'm not ashamed of the gospel.
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  • I believe in Jesus.
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  • I believe he is a historicalfigure, that he was birthed
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  • in a stable in a citycalled Bethlehem."
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  • to the end, the Spirit of Godand the power of God are
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  • places in our lives where itwould take no less than
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  • Together, we can makea difference.
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  • Allen: We need help.
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  • We all know that, we have allfelt trapped, trapped
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  • by a behavior, trapped by ourpast, trapped by guilt, trapped
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  • by expressions of evil that havetouched our lives that we felt
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  • powerless to overcome.
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  • There is a power to help you bean overcomer, it is
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  • in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • I'm not denying or diminishingthe other expressions of power,
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  • but the greatest power availableto human beings is spiritual.
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  • Look in Colossians 1 and verse13, it says, "He's rescued us
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  • from the dominion of darknessand brought us into the kingdom
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  • of the Son he loves, in whomwe have redemption,
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  • the forgiveness of sins."
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  • Rescued us from thedominion of darkness,
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  • that is language of authority.
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  • Apart from Jesus,we are dominated.
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  • One of the characteristicsof an unholy, unclean spirit is
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  • it dominates you, manipulatesyou, intimidates you.
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  • God never does that.
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  • We were under the dominionof darkness, but God rescued us,
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  • it says.
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  • It sounds like a SEAL teaminitiative, but it was more
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  • powerful Navy SEALs, it wasthe power of God at work on our
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  • behalf to rescue usfrom the domain of darkness,
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  • to bring us into the kingdomof the Son he loves.
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  • The kingdom we have beenwelcomed into is a kingdom not
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  • defined or describedby domination, it's a kingdom
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  • defined by love.
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  • Now, that doesn't meanit's always cuddly.
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  • The Scripture is clearthat if God loves you,
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  • he disciplines you.
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  • Parents who don't disciplinetheir children don't love their
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  • children fully.
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  • And God loves us enoughto discipline us, so I'm not
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  • talking about something that'sjust always warm and fuzzy.
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  • When God says no, he means it.
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  • And if you insist on choosingungodliness, there's
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  • a consequence for that.
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  • And God's grace and God's mercydo not always absolve you
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  • of the consequences of yourstubborn refusal to cooperate
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  • with him.
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  • Don't do that.
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  • Don't do that.
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  • But we have been rescuedfrom the dominion of darkness.
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  • We have redemption to beredeemed is to be bought back.
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  • Something has been done for uswe couldn't do for ourselves.
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  • Christians, we haven'tbootstrapped this.
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  • We haven't been better peoplethan somebody else.
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  • We're not morally superior,ethically exceptional.
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  • We have been delivered.
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  • Something was done for us thatwe could not do for ourselves.
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  • It's why we tell other peopleabout Jesus.
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  • He'll do it for you too.
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  • The quality of our lives, ourfamilies, our homes, the quality
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  • of our experience isn'tsomething beyond us.
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  • There is a power to help us.
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  • Hallelujah.
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  • The church has beendeficient on this.
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  • We've been co-optedby other things.
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  • In Ephesians 3 and verse 20, itsays, "To him who is able to do
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  • immeasurably more than all weask or imagine, according to his
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  • power that is at workwithin us."
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  • There's a power at workwithin you and me
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  • to help us be changed.
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  • The Bible describes itas a new birth.
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  • In John Chapter 3 Jesus said youcan't participate in the kingdom
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  • of God unless youare birthed into it.
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  • And the man that was askingthe questions was confused.
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  • He said, "How can that be?
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  • I'm an old man, I can't repeatthat birthing thing."
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  • And Jesus said not physically.
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  • You have to be spirituallybirthed.
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  • In Corinthians it talks about itbeing--becoming a new creature,
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  • a totally new creationin Christ.
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  • I love that imagery of a newbirth.
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  • I grew up in a veterinaryclinic, and so I saw lots
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  • of critters being born, puppiesand kittens and goats, we saw
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  • it, but my favorite wasin the springtime of the year
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  • when they would bring the broodmares to the clinic.
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  • The clients that had expensivemares or they were--
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  • the expensive stud fees, theyhad a lot invested.
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  • Sometimes they would bring thosemares to the clinic,
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  • so the veteran could watchover the delivery, to be sure
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  • that everybody was healthy.
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  • And it's not an exact science,so they'd usually come a few
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  • weeks before delivery and we'dkeep them a week or two after.
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  • So, there was a windownear where the farm would be
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  • filled with brood mares greatwith child.
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  • And this was beforethe digital age, folks.
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  • We didn't have monitorsand cameras, pods and pads
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  • and phones and apps.
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  • All we had was kids.
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  • And so the kids were dispatchedto the barn routinely to go
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  • check on the mare that was nextin line and to bring back
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  • a report if somethin' was goin'on, then we'd have to bring
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  • the man 'cause we weren'tthe man.
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  • He just put the foodon the table.
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  • But I love that time of year'cause we were watching these
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  • mares, and we'd watch themapproach that delivery, and when
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  • a foal is born, it was alwaysamazing to me.
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  • There's something marvelousin that birthing process.
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  • When a foal is born, they havemore legs than they need.
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  • From the knee to the ankle,they're about the same length as
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  • they'll be when they're fullygrown, so when their brand-new,
  • 00:20:28.276 --> 00:20:30.911
  • they got these enormous legs,and they have an instinct that
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  • just about as soon as they'reborn, they have an instinct
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  • to stand up, 'cause they can'tnurse unless they can stand up.
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  • So to survive,they gotta stand up.
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  • So they start trying to stand,and they got all this extra leg.
  • 00:20:42.890 --> 00:20:46.594
  • And it's high drama to watchthem try to get up
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  • the first time.
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  • They finally get all their legssplayed out, and they kind
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  • of realize if they pushoff the back, they can get up,
  • 00:20:52.600 --> 00:20:54.802
  • and they're leaningon those front legs,
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  • but they're too spraddled,but they made it.
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  • And they're standing therewobbling.
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  • I always say likea drunken sailor.
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  • And I said that last night,I said I can't really think I've
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  • ever seen a drunken sailor.
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  • If you're a sailor,I apologize.
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  • Maybe sailors just walklike newborn foals, I don't
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  • know, but they wobble, and thenthey get the courage to try
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  • to take a step and they pickup a foot, but because they're
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  • too spread out when they pickup that first foot,
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  • they collapse again.
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  • And I'm laughing, 'cause it'snot me, but in a few minutes
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  • they'll master that.
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  • They'll get to where they canstand and then begin to walk
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  • and nurse, and in a few daysthey'll be running full speed
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  • across the pasture.
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  • Now, they got more leg than theyknow what to do with, and their
  • 00:21:40.448 --> 00:21:42.650
  • muscle controls not--theirbrakes don't work hardly at all.
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  • And you watch, they'll runinto fences and trees
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  • and other horses.
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  • Not stupid, they justhaven't got control
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  • of all equipment yet.
  • 00:21:52.827 --> 00:21:55.663
  • When the Bible says that we arebirthed into a kingdom, there's
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  • something remarkable about that,miraculous about that, dramatic.
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  • It's not that we joined a churchor a movement or we got a new
  • 00:22:03.571 --> 00:22:06.207
  • idea or we cleaned up ourvocabulary or our beverage list
  • 00:22:06.240 --> 00:22:10.144
  • or our wardrobe, we aresomething new.
  • 00:22:10.177 --> 00:22:13.013
  • Now, it's a beginning.
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  • It's not finished.
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  • And one of the great fallaciesand how we've understood our
  • 00:22:15.783 --> 00:22:18.119
  • faith is we thought we couldrecite a little prayer and live
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  • our lives on our termsand be the same.
  • 00:22:20.354 --> 00:22:22.289
  • It's not about being the same,we're a people in process.
  • 00:22:22.323 --> 00:22:26.293
  • There is a power at workwithin us to help us be
  • 00:22:26.327 --> 00:22:29.463
  • different, and God in his graceand his mercy lets that be
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  • an incremental process.
  • 00:22:34.034 --> 00:22:35.369
  • And the same way we growup physically, we grow
  • 00:22:35.403 --> 00:22:37.138
  • up spiritually, but it's timefor us to grow up a bit.
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  • There's a power at workwithin us.
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  • Which gets me to the responseof baptism and why we talk
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  • about it and why we process it.
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  • In 1 Peter Chapter 3 I gave youa kind of a lengthy passage.
  • 00:22:53.387 --> 00:22:55.990
  • I'll give you the highlights.
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  • Peter is comparing water baptismwith Noah, and he said just as
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  • God delivered Noah andhis family with a boat
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  • through the water,so in baptism,
  • 00:23:09.236 --> 00:23:12.473
  • God delivers you and me.
  • 00:23:12.506 --> 00:23:15.075
  • Peter is drawing a parallelbetween the waters in the flood
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  • and the waters of baptism.
  • 00:23:18.112 --> 00:23:20.014
  • In your notes in verse 21, hesaid, "This water symbolizes
  • 00:23:20.047 --> 00:23:22.616
  • baptism that now saves youalso--not the removal of dirt
  • 00:23:22.650 --> 00:23:26.787
  • from the body but the pledgeof a good conscience
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  • towards God."
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  • In baptism God doessomething for you.
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  • It isn't in baptism we're justdoing something for God.
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  • I'm supposed to get in the poolnext week, 'cause people got--
  • 00:23:36.764 --> 00:23:38.933
  • good people do that, you know?
  • 00:23:38.966 --> 00:23:41.635
  • And apparently I've been badpeople, so this is my turn.
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  • I'm going to get in the line,good people.
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  • See me?
  • 00:23:45.306 --> 00:23:46.640
  • I'm good people,I'm in the line.
  • 00:23:46.674 --> 00:23:47.975
  • Somebody take a picture.
  • 00:23:48.008 --> 00:23:51.712
  • And we appropriately haveabout that much enthusiasm
  • 00:23:51.745 --> 00:23:54.215
  • for it because we've missedthe invitation.
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  • The Noah story is not a storyof Noah's planning skills
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  • and navigational excellence.
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  • The Noah story is a storyof deliverance.
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  • That about apart from God'sinvolvement and God's
  • 00:24:08.829 --> 00:24:11.365
  • intervention and God'sdirection, Noah and his family
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  • would have been destroyed.
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  • But God made provision if Noahwould cooperate.
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  • And he did and was delivered.
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  • God has made provision for youand for me, not condemning us,
  • 00:24:22.643 --> 00:24:25.613
  • not criticizing us, he has givenus an invitation that we might
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  • walk through deliverance.
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  • Don't miss it.
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  • Don't miss it.
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  • Allen: Our God is a Godwho delivers.
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  • It's a central themeof Scripture.
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  • It's true right through theOld Testament, it's at the
  • 00:24:40.427 --> 00:24:42.897
  • heart of the New Testamentwith the redemptive story
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  • of Jesus, and God is stillactively delivering people today
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  • in the Earth.
  • 00:24:48.869 --> 00:24:50.204
  • No matter what circumstance youface, no matter what challenges
  • 00:24:50.237 --> 00:24:52.673
  • before you, our God is ableand faithful.
  • 00:24:52.706 --> 00:24:55.943
  • You can trust him.
  • 00:24:55.976 --> 00:24:57.344
  • Deliverance carries with it twocomponents, it's God's provision
  • 00:24:57.378 --> 00:25:00.481
  • for our lives and his powerto deliver us out of someplace.
  • 00:25:00.514 --> 00:25:04.885
  • So if you need helpout of a place, God is able,
  • 00:25:04.919 --> 00:25:07.421
  • but he'll bring the provisionyou need for whatever is next.
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  • You can trust him.
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  • It's a wonderful promise.
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  • I want to pray with you today.
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  • A part of trusting hisdeliverance is overcoming fear,
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  • so let's lay down that feartoday before we go.
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  • Father, we come in Jesus' nameto renounce the spirit of fear.
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  • It has no place in us and nopower over us through the blood
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  • of Jesus I thank you that youhave given us a strong mind
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  • and the courage to facetomorrow, that you're a God who
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  • delivers and restoresand renews.
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  • We trust you for that provisionin our lives this day,
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  • in Jesus's name, amen.
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