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An Encouraging Word

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August 12, 2019
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Don Wilton

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An Encouraging Word

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    • male announcer: We all can use some encouragement,
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    • male announcer: We all can use some encouragement,
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    • and today we'll find it together through the Bible-based
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    • and today we'll find it together through the Bible-based
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    • preaching of Dr. Don Wilton, here on "The Encouraging Word."
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    • preaching of Dr. Don Wilton, here on "The Encouraging Word."
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    • Dr. Don Wilton: You need to be in Acts chapter 18.
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    • Dr. Don Wilton: You need to be in Acts chapter 18.
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    • I wonder why Paul would've made this admission, why
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    • I wonder why Paul would've made this admission, why
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    • would he have said this to these people in Corinth
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    • would he have said this to these people in Corinth
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    • and made staggering statements.
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    • and made staggering statements.
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    • This is what he said.
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    • This is what he said.
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    • He said to them, "I'm coming to you in weakness.
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    • He said to them, "I'm coming to you in weakness.
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    • I'm coming to you in fear.
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    • I'm coming to you in fear.
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    • I'm coming to you trembling."
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    • I'm coming to you trembling."
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    • Now, if I had cause today to stand up here and say to you,
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    • Now, if I had cause today to stand up here and say to you,
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    • "Listen up, I want you to know something,
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    • "Listen up, I want you to know something,
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    • that I'm speaking to you in weakness.
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    • that I'm speaking to you in weakness.
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    • I just don't feel like I'm capable of dealing with you.
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    • I just don't feel like I'm capable of dealing with you.
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    • I'm coming to you trembling. I'm coming to you in fear.
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    • I'm coming to you trembling. I'm coming to you in fear.
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    • I'm afraid of something."
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    • I'm afraid of something."
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    • Why would he have said that?
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    • Why would he have said that?
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    • Take a look at this map with me for a minute.
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    • Take a look at this map with me for a minute.
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    • On the second journey that Paul is taking, Paul set out
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    • On the second journey that Paul is taking, Paul set out
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    • from Athens where he just simply kept telling them,
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    • from Athens where he just simply kept telling them,
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    • I mean, he just kept sharing, "God loves you.
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    • I mean, he just kept sharing, "God loves you.
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    • Jesus died for you."
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    • Jesus died for you."
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    • And it seems like from one town, to the next, to the next, to
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    • And it seems like from one town, to the next, to the next, to
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    • the next, he was just facing every kind of discouragement.
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    • the next, he was just facing every kind of discouragement.
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    • You feel like that sometimes? Someone discouraged today?
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    • You feel like that sometimes? Someone discouraged today?
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    • And so, he walked, by the way, and it's exactly 53 miles
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    • And so, he walked, by the way, and it's exactly 53 miles
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    • from Athens to Corinth.
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    • from Athens to Corinth.
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    • Do you see Corinth right there?
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    • Do you see Corinth right there?
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    • Corinth is an amazing city, and it's a strategic city.
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    • Corinth is an amazing city, and it's a strategic city.
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    • This is the Peloponnesian Peninsula.
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    • This is the Peloponnesian Peninsula.
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    • See this little island here?
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    • See this little island here?
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    • That's called the Peloponnesian Peninsula.
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    • That's called the Peloponnesian Peninsula.
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    • It's an island and it's joined over here.
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    • It's an island and it's joined over here.
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    • Even today, it's joined here by a canal, a little waterway.
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    • Even today, it's joined here by a canal, a little waterway.
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    • Back we can only imagine in Paul's time on the isthmus.
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    • Back we can only imagine in Paul's time on the isthmus.
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    • It was called the Isthmus of Corinth right here.
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    • It was called the Isthmus of Corinth right here.
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    • This little connector between this peninsula,
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    • This little connector between this peninsula,
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    • which is huge and wonderfully beautiful, with
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    • which is huge and wonderfully beautiful, with
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    • towering cliffs and waterways all along the area here.
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    • towering cliffs and waterways all along the area here.
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    • It connected this peninsula to the mainland
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    • It connected this peninsula to the mainland
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    • of Greece and of Macedonia.
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    • of Greece and of Macedonia.
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    • So, Corinth was a cosmopolitan city of very high significance.
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    • So, Corinth was a cosmopolitan city of very high significance.
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    • Now, why did I use the word "cosmopolitan"?
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    • Now, why did I use the word "cosmopolitan"?
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    • What does that mean?
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    • What does that mean?
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    • Well, cosmopolitan, in terms of a city, means it was a fusion,
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    • Well, cosmopolitan, in terms of a city, means it was a fusion,
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    • a mixture of every kind of person you could imagine.
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    • a mixture of every kind of person you could imagine.
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    • So, for example, there were many thousands of sailors
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    • So, for example, there were many thousands of sailors
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    • that came to Corinth because of the waterways.
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    • that came to Corinth because of the waterways.
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    • By the way, if you sailed around the peninsula, that
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    • By the way, if you sailed around the peninsula, that
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    • is 200 miles to sail around it.
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    • is 200 miles to sail around it.
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    • Two hundred miles.
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    • Two hundred miles.
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    • So, Corinth was filled with sailors getting off boats.
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    • So, Corinth was filled with sailors getting off boats.
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    • And to all of you that have been sailors, I love you very much,
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    • And to all of you that have been sailors, I love you very much,
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    • but some sailors can be some rough customers.
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    • but some sailors can be some rough customers.
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    • Can we just leave it at that?
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    • Can we just leave it at that?
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    • Especially when they were on sailboats back in the old days
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    • Especially when they were on sailboats back in the old days
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    • and they would get off at ports like this.
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    • and they would get off at ports like this.
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    • These were some--let's get onto the next subject.
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    • These were some--let's get onto the next subject.
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    • So, there were a lot of vendors, marketplace, commercial center,
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    • So, there were a lot of vendors, marketplace, commercial center,
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    • a lot of government people would come in here
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    • a lot of government people would come in here
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    • because it was very important.
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    • because it was very important.
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    • This was the seat of the Greek government as it was
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    • This was the seat of the Greek government as it was
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    • known because of the acropolis and the Areopagus there.
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    • known because of the acropolis and the Areopagus there.
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    • And many of the government officials
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    • And many of the government officials
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    • would go down to Corinth.
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    • would go down to Corinth.
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    • And I'm sorry to tell you this, Corinth
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    • And I'm sorry to tell you this, Corinth
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    • was a very debauched city.
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    • was a very debauched city.
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    • Now, here's the reason why. They had an acropolis as well.
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    • Now, here's the reason why. They had an acropolis as well.
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    • You remember in Athens, there's an acropolis.
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    • You remember in Athens, there's an acropolis.
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    • I described it like just this big ol' rock, huge, massive.
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    • I described it like just this big ol' rock, huge, massive.
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    • It's the centerpiece in Athens.
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    • It's the centerpiece in Athens.
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    • You look at it every time you go there and
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    • You look at it every time you go there and
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    • you climb it every time.
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    • you climb it every time.
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    • And Mars Hill is at the base of the acropolis.
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    • And Mars Hill is at the base of the acropolis.
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    • Well, they had an acropolis as well, and when Paul arrives here
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    • Well, they had an acropolis as well, and when Paul arrives here
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    • in Corinth, what happened to him before he got there?
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    • in Corinth, what happened to him before he got there?
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    • He got thrown out of that city. He got thrown out of that town.
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    • He got thrown out of that city. He got thrown out of that town.
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    • So, when he wrote back to them some years alter, he said to
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    • I arrived in fear and trembling, in weakness.
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    • I realized the only thing that mattered was that I needed
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    • to just stick to Jesus Christ and him crucified.
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    • And I wanted you to know in the final analysis that everything
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    • that you know, and everything that you are,
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    • that you know, and everything that you are,
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    • and everything that you ever will become is dependent
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    • He was saying, "Listen, in the context of all this,
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    • I'm running up against the businesses in this community.
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    • I'm running up the government.
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    • I'm running into the pocketbooks of people.
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    • I'm dealing with sailors.
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    • I'm taking--this thing is seen as a threat.
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    • Everything I'm gonna do, even to this massive temple that's been
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    • Everything I'm gonna do, even to this massive temple that's been
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    • erected, to all this Pagan worship, when I talk about
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    • erected, to all this Pagan worship, when I talk about
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    • Jesus Christ, I want you to know, I need--I'm just
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    • running headlong into the world for which Christ died.
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    • running headlong into the world for which Christ died.
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    • I save to know nothing among you accepting Jesus Christ
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    • I save to know nothing among you accepting Jesus Christ
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    • and him crucified."
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    • and him crucified."
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    • So, my friends, what was it that provided Paul
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    • So, my friends, what was it that provided Paul
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    • with encouragement?
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    • with encouragement?
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    • How did he remain encouraged?
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    • How did he remain encouraged?
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    • And God just showed me, as I began to study this,
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    • And God just showed me, as I began to study this,
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    • five wonderful things that were of such encouragement to Paul.
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    • five wonderful things that were of such encouragement to Paul.
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    • I just wanna share them with you, right here in this text.
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    • I just wanna share them with you, right here in this text.
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    • Let's read, chapter 18.
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    • Let's read, chapter 18.
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    • It's gonna make sense to you now.
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    • It's gonna make sense to you now.
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    • This is what happened.
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    • This is what happened.
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    • Chapter 18, verse 1, "After this Paul left Athens and
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    • Chapter 18, verse 1, "After this Paul left Athens and
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    • he went to Corinth.
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    • And there he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus,
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    • recently come from Italy and his wife Priscilla, whom Claudius
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    • and tried to persuade both Jews and Greeks.
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    • Now when Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia,
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    • Paul was occupied with the Word, testifying to the Jews
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    • that Jesus was the Christ.
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    • that Jesus was the Christ.
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    • 'Your blood will be on your own heads!
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    • 'Your blood will be on your own heads!
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    • For I am innocent.
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    • For I am innocent.
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    • From now on I will go to the Gentiles.'
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    • From now on I will go to the Gentiles.'
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    • And he left there and he went to the house of a man
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    • And he left there and he went to the house of a man
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    • named Titius Justus, a worshiper of God.
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    • And his house was next door to the synagogue.
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    • Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord,
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    • Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord,
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    • together with his whole household.
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    • And many of the Corinthians hearing Paul
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    • And many of the Corinthians hearing Paul
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    • believed and were baptized.
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    • believed and were baptized.
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    • And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision,
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    • And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision,
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    • 'Don't be afraid, but go on speaking, do not be silent,
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    • 'Don't be afraid, but go on speaking, do not be silent,
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    • for I am with you, and no one will attack you
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    • for I am with you, and no one will attack you
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    • to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people.'
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    • to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people.'
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    • And he stayed a year and six months,
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    • And he stayed a year and six months,
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    • teaching the Word of God among them."
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    • teaching the Word of God among them."
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    • I'm gonna stop right there.
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    • I'm gonna stop right there.
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    • Just watch these five points of encouragement.
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    • Just watch these five points of encouragement.
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    • After all of this and in the context in which he
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    • found himself, how did Paul remain encouraged?
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    • found himself, how did Paul remain encouraged?
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    • Number one, he had great friends.
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    • Number one, he had great friends.
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    • I'm looking at them.
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    • There's so much to say about Priscilla and Aquila.
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    • There's so much to say about Priscilla and Aquila.
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    • They were precious people.
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    • They were precious people.
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    • A whole book can be written about them.
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    • A whole book can be written about them.
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    • In Romans chapter 16, Paul reminds us that they
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    • In Romans chapter 16, Paul reminds us that they
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    • even did everything they could to defend him in Rome
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    • even did everything they could to defend him in Rome
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    • and prevent him from being executed.
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    • and prevent him from being executed.
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    • Later on, we're gonna see they even accompanied him
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    • Later on, we're gonna see they even accompanied him
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    • when he left Corinth and went across the Ephesus briefly.
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    • when he left Corinth and went across the Ephesus briefly.
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    • They pop up from time to time.
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    • They pop up from time to time.
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    • We know they were part of the fabric of founding the church.
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    • We know they were part of the fabric of founding the church.
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    • They were the fabric of the church, these friends.
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    • They were the fabric of the church, these friends.
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    • He went to their home. They provided for his means.
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    • He went to their home. They provided for his means.
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    • They helped him. He joined in with them.
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    • They helped him. He joined in with them.
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    • They said, "Come on, you can participate here because we know
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    • They said, "Come on, you can participate here because we know
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    • that you've gotta live as well and we wanna be part of that.
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    • that you've gotta live as well and we wanna be part of that.
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    • We wanna help make possible for you to be able to do what
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    • We wanna help make possible for you to be able to do what
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    • God is telling you to do."
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    • God is telling you to do."
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    • What you find in church, people from time to time may wonder,
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    • What you find in church, people from time to time may wonder,
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    • why go to church?
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    • why go to church?
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    • Why become part of a local group of believers?
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    • Why become part of a local group of believers?
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    • Because it's right there you're going to find 2 a.m. friends.
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    • Because it's right there you're going to find 2 a.m. friends.
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    • I promise you, just give it a couple of weeks.
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    • I promise you, just give it a couple of weeks.
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    • You'll start making friends for a lifetime.
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    • You'll start making friends for a lifetime.
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    • And friendship matters.
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    • And friendship matters.
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    • Friends are very precious commodities.
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    • Friends are very precious commodities.
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    • I'm just speaking as one individual, but Karen
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    • I'm just speaking as one individual, but Karen
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    • and I look out across the sea of people and we count you
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    • and I look out across the sea of people and we count you
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    • as our dearest friends.
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    • as our dearest friends.
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    • This is not just a job.
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    • This is not just a job.
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    • This is life that we live together.
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    • This is life that we live together.
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    • And friends celebrate.
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    • And friends celebrate.
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    • We celebrate children and grandchildren.
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    • We celebrate children and grandchildren.
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    • We celebrate ups and we celebrate downs.
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    • We celebrate ups and we celebrate downs.
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    • We get alongside each other. We provide for one another.
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    • We get alongside each other. We provide for one another.
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    • We offer a helping hand.
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    • We offer a helping hand.
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    • We're there when we need it most.
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    • We're there when we need it most.
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    • And at 2 o'clock in the morning, we know that when our hearts
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    • And at 2 o'clock in the morning, we know that when our hearts
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    • are heavy and broken, we know that we can go to our friends.
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    • are heavy and broken, we know that we can go to our friends.
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    • That's what Paul was saying right
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    • That's what Paul was saying right
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    • in the midst of all of this.
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    • in the midst of all of this.
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    • He had great friends.
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    • He had great friends.
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    • Number two, he stuck with the Word.
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    • Number two, he stuck with the Word.
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    • I love this.
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    • I love this.
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    • In verse 5, the Bible says Paul was devoted.
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    • In verse 5, the Bible says Paul was devoted.
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    • He was occupied with the Word of God.
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    • He was occupied with the Word of God.
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    • There's a relentless pursuit here after God's Word.
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    • There's a relentless pursuit here after God's Word.
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    • Beloved people, I'm going to say something to us today.
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    • Beloved people, I'm going to say something to us today.
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    • I'm gonna say this to America.
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    • I'm gonna say this to America.
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    • This Word is coming under more and more attack.
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    • This Word is coming under more and more attack.
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    • There are more and more churches that don't even
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    • There are more and more churches that don't even
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    • hardly refer to it.
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    • hardly refer to it.
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    • Some are saying, "Well, this has just got some good ideas in it."
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    • Some are saying, "Well, this has just got some good ideas in it."
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    • There are more and more churches being built and
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    • There are more and more churches being built and
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    • founded upon what people think.
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    • founded upon what people think.
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    • We've got a lot of good ideas. We've got great ideas.
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    • We've got a lot of good ideas. We've got great ideas.
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    • We've got wonderful giftedness.
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    • We've got wonderful giftedness.
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    • But it all has to come from and go back into God's Word,
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    • But it all has to come from and go back into God's Word,
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    • beginning with our own salvation.
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    • beginning with our own salvation.
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    • And it's so very easy when you serve the Temple of Aphrodite,
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    • And it's so very easy when you serve the Temple of Aphrodite,
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    • and you believe that your right and your freedom is to do what
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    • and you believe that your right and your freedom is to do what
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    • you want, and love whoever you want to, and just operate.
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    • you want, and love whoever you want to, and just operate.
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    • And as soon as you do that, you begin to diminish the authority
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    • And as soon as you do that, you begin to diminish the authority
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    • of God's Word, even down to salvation.
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    • of God's Word, even down to salvation.
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    • God is so clear that God so loved the world that he gave
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    • God is so clear that God so loved the world that he gave
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    • his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes
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    • his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes
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    • in him will receive eternal life.
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    • in him will receive eternal life.
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    • It's about Jesus, not Jesus plus something.
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    • It's about Jesus, not Jesus plus something.
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    • Nothing. It's only Jesus.
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    • Nothing. It's only Jesus.
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    • And the Bible tells us how to get to Jesus
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    • And the Bible tells us how to get to Jesus
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    • and what the requirements are.
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    • and what the requirements are.
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    • God tells us that.
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    • God tells us that.
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    • God tells us how the church should function.
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    • God tells us how the church should function.
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    • God tells us about pastors, and ministers, and elders,
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    • God tells us about pastors, and ministers, and elders,
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    • and presbyters, and deacons, and teachers.
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    • and presbyters, and deacons, and teachers.
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    • And God tells us about families, and teaches us about love,
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    • And God tells us about families, and teaches us about love,
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    • and about life, and about meaning, and about purpose.
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    • and about life, and about meaning, and about purpose.
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    • This encouraging Word.
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    • This encouraging Word.
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    • And Paul remained encouraged, not just because he was around
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    • And Paul remained encouraged, not just because he was around
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    • such great, godly, spiritual, fun-loving, real friends.
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    • such great, godly, spiritual, fun-loving, real friends.
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    • He knew how to burn some chicken outside, and he knew
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    • He knew how to burn some chicken outside, and he knew
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    • what it was like to paddle a canoe, and to go
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    • what it was like to paddle a canoe, and to go
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    • to a good beach, and go and catch fish, and run around
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    • to a good beach, and go and catch fish, and run around
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    • with grandkids, and one and at the same time, deal with hurt,
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    • with grandkids, and one and at the same time, deal with hurt,
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    • and pain, and suffering, and the trials and tribulations,
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    • and pain, and suffering, and the trials and tribulations,
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    • and the let downs, and the struggles of life.
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    • and the let downs, and the struggles of life.
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    • But he was a man who, in that context,
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    • But he was a man who, in that context,
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    • stuck to the Word of God.
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    • stuck to the Word of God.
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    • He never veered from God's Word.
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    • He never veered from God's Word.
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    • He said, "This is the Word of the Living God."
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    • He said, "This is the Word of the Living God."
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    • And time without number, and even right here at the Temple of
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    • And time without number, and even right here at the Temple of
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    • Aphrodite in this cosmopolitan city, in this place where every
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    • he stood up and he told them about the Word of God.
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    • he stood up and he told them about the Word of God.
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    • It's an amazing thing.
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    • He had great friends, and he stuck with the Word,
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    • He had great friends, and he stuck with the Word,
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    • and number three, he just kept on witnessing.
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    • and number three, he just kept on witnessing.
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    • I love this second part in verse 5.
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    • I love this second part in verse 5.
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    • He said that he just continued to testify to the Jews
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    • He said that he just continued to testify to the Jews
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    • that Jesus was the Christ.
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    • that Jesus was the Christ.
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    • And we find this replete right throughout, not only in Corinth,
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    • And we find this replete right throughout, not only in Corinth,
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    • but at every place that this man walked, every place
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    • that he stopped, every household that he was in.
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    • that he stopped, every household that he was in.
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    • He just kept talking about Jesus.
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    • He just kept talking about Jesus.
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    • Just kept witnessing.
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    • Just kept witnessing.
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    • And there were those that opposed him.
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    • There were those that out and out rejected him.
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    • There were those that out and out rejected him.
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    • You know, it seems like every table we turn and every page we
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    • You know, it seems like every table we turn and every page we
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    • turn, we find someone else has given their lives to Christ.
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    • turn, we find someone else has given their lives to Christ.
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    • And the joy of seeing people coming to the knowledge of Jesus
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    • And the joy of seeing people coming to the knowledge of Jesus
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    • Christ as Savior and Lord, and receiving the beautiful gift of
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    • Christ as Savior and Lord, and receiving the beautiful gift of
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    • salvation, and being released from the burden of sin, being
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    • salvation, and being released from the burden of sin, being
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    • set free, being given new purpose, and wholeness,
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    • set free, being given new purpose, and wholeness,
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    • and joy, and peace in their life.
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    • and joy, and peace in their life.
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    • He just kept testifying.
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    • He just kept testifying.
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    • Boy, I think Paul just was encouraged every time
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    • Boy, I think Paul just was encouraged every time
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    • he opened his mouth because he was sticking to the Word
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    • he opened his mouth because he was sticking to the Word
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    • and he was telling them about Jesus.
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    • and he was telling them about Jesus.
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    • But number four, I think that he remained encouraged
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    • But number four, I think that he remained encouraged
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    • because he met with God.
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    • because he met with God.
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    • You know, this is such a great Word from verse 9 through 11.
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    • You know, this is such a great Word from verse 9 through 11.
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    • We once again find Paul encountering
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    • We once again find Paul encountering
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    • the Lord's presence.
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    • the Lord's presence.
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    • The Lord said to Paul in a vision, "Don't be afraid,
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    • The Lord said to Paul in a vision, "Don't be afraid,
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    • but go on speaking.
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    • but go on speaking.
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    • Do not be silent."
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    • Do not be silent."
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    • You know, Paul said this to the church at Corinth
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    • You know, Paul said this to the church at Corinth
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    • when he wrote the letter.
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    • when he wrote the letter.
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    • He said, "One thing I want you to know, I want you to become
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    • He said, "One thing I want you to know, I want you to become
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    • absolutely convinced that what you hear is not coming from men.
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    • It's coming from God."
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    • It's coming from God."
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    • And I think Paul was roundly encouraged in his heart,
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    • And I think Paul was roundly encouraged in his heart,
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    • in the midst of even Corinth, because he met with God.
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    • in the midst of even Corinth, because he met with God.
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    • Have you met with him? Did you meet with him today?
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    • Have you met with him? Did you meet with him today?
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    • Are you meeting with him now?
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    • Are you meeting with him now?
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    • And then there was one final thing.
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    • And then there was one final thing.
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    • I think that he remained encouraged
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    • I think that he remained encouraged
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    • because he trusted God to do his work.
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    • because he trusted God to do his work.
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    • He just trusted God to do his work.
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    • He just trusted God to do his work.
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    • You know folks, there's a--I wanna tell you something today.
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    • You know folks, there's a--I wanna tell you something today.
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    • I want you to really get ahold of this.
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    • I want you to really get ahold of this.
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    • We gather like this and we worship the Lord, and I mean,
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    • We gather like this and we worship the Lord, and I mean,
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    • what incredible praise and worship, and it's a brief time
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    • what incredible praise and worship, and it's a brief time
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    • if you think about it terms of a whole week.
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    • And we're among friends, and we share the Word of God, and
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    • And we're among friends, and we share the Word of God, and
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    • we witness, and we stick to the Word, and do you know something?
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    • we witness, and we stick to the Word, and do you know something?
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    • Right now, I trust God to do his work.
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    • Right now, I trust God to do his work.
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    • I have no tension in that.
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    • I'm just trusting God, because God loves you.
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    • I'm just trusting God, because God loves you.
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    • I cannot save you. I cannot forgive you.
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    • I cannot save you. I cannot forgive you.
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    • I cannot make you.
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    • You know, Steve and the team, come up and join me here.
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    • You know, Steve and the team, come up and join me here.
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    • God is speaking to you.
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    • God is speaking to you.
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    • And when I say that, I trust him.
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    • And when I say that, I trust him.
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    • I don't say that in, like, "Well, okay God, I trust you."
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    • I don't say that in, like, "Well, okay God, I trust you."
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    • I trust him because he's God.
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    • I believe that God is working in your heart as
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    • he works in my heart.
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    • I believe God is speaking.
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    • I believe the Lord Jesus Christ is being revealed.
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    • I believe the Lord Jesus Christ is being revealed.
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    • I believe the Holy Spirit is convicting you of your sin.
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    • I believe the Holy Spirit is convicting you of your sin.
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    • And what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna invite you
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    • And what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna invite you
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    • I'm gonna invite you to say yes to him, open your heart to him.
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    • I'm gonna invite you to say yes to him, open your heart to him.
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    • I'm gonna invite you to repent of your sin and
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    • I'm gonna invite you to repent of your sin and
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    • confess that sin to Jesus.
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    • confess that sin to Jesus.
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    • I wish I could tell you to go to your priest.
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    • I wish I could tell you to go to your priest.
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    • The Bible doesn't say that that's what you do.
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    • The Bible doesn't say that that's what you do.
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    • That's nowhere in the Bible.
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    • That's nowhere in the Bible.
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    • I wish I could tell you to come to me and share with me
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    • I wish I could tell you to come to me and share with me
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    • your deepest sin, and that I wish I could say to you,
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    • your deepest sin, and that I wish I could say to you,
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    • "You know what?
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    • "You know what?
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    • If you could just do the following three things."
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    • If you could just do the following three things."
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    • But the Bible says that when you come to him
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    • But the Bible says that when you come to him
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    • just as you are,
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    • just as you are,
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    • without one plea, no arguments,
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    • without one plea, no arguments,
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    • open hands and an open heart,
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    • open hands and an open heart,
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    • because Christ Jesus died for you.
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    • because Christ Jesus died for you.
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    • When you come without one plea to him,
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    • When you come without one plea to him,
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    • he'll do what he said he'll do.
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    • he'll do what he said he'll do.
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    • He will enter into your heart and life.
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    • He will enter into your heart and life.
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    • He will forgive you for your sin.
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    • He will forgive you for your sin.
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    • He'll write your name in the Lamb's Book of Life.
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    • He'll write your name in the Lamb's Book of Life.
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    • He'll set you free. You'll become a new person.
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    • He'll set you free. You'll become a new person.
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    • And if you've already given your life to Christ and you are like
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    • And if you've already given your life to Christ and you are like
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    • so many of us over the years, and you've fallen, you've gone
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    • so many of us over the years, and you've fallen, you've gone
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    • far away from God, maybe your heart is in a foreign land,
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    • far away from God, maybe your heart is in a foreign land,
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    • maybe you're worshipping in the Temple of Aphrodite,
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    • maybe you're worshipping in the Temple of Aphrodite,
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    • God loves you.
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    • God loves you.
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    • male: What a powerful message.
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    • male: What a powerful message.
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    • You know, sometimes instead of just hearing Dr. Don Wilton's
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    • You know, sometimes instead of just hearing Dr. Don Wilton's
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    • wonderful South African brogue, your hear the voice of God
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    • wonderful South African brogue, your hear the voice of God
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    • challenging you to make a difference, to make a change.
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    • challenging you to make a difference, to make a change.
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    • If that's the case, start with saying yes to Jesus.
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    • If that's the case, start with saying yes to Jesus.
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    • It's a simple prayer. You can even repeat it after me.
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    • It's a simple prayer. You can even repeat it after me.
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    • Lord God, I know I've messed up. We've all messed up.
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    • Lord God, I know I've messed up. We've all messed up.
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    • But today, Lord, I understand you died for my sins.
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    • But today, Lord, I understand you died for my sins.
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    • I believe you died on the cross for me.
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    • I believe you died on the cross for me.
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    • So Jesus, save me. Rescue me.
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    • So Jesus, save me. Rescue me.
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    • In your precious name I pray, amen.
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    • In your precious name I pray, amen.
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    • The words are not the key thing, but if your heart is ready
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    • The words are not the key thing, but if your heart is ready
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    • to turn around, to turn away from where you've been and
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    • to turn around, to turn away from where you've been and
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    • turn ahead to Jesus Christ, today's the day.
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    • turn ahead to Jesus Christ, today's the day.
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    • Let us speak with you.
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    • Let us speak with you.
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    • Let us put some resources in your hands
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    • Let us put some resources in your hands
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    • that'll help you grow.
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    • that'll help you grow.
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    • Jot the number down on your screen.
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    • Jot the number down on your screen.
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    • IT's available 24 hours a day.
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    • IT's available 24 hours a day.
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    • We'd love to pray with you, connect
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    • We'd love to pray with you, connect
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    • you with great resources.
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    • you with great resources.
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    • Just know we are here for you.
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    • Just know we are here for you.
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    • God is ready to change your life forever.
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    • God is ready to change your life forever.
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    • Don: Hello, my friends.
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    • Don: Hello, my friends.
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    • I want to speak to you personally today
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    • I want to speak to you personally today
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    • from my heart to yours.
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    • from my heart to yours.
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    • I don't think there is ever a better or more important
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    • I don't think there is ever a better or more important
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    • time for us to respond to our world
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    • time for us to respond to our world
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    • by standing up for righteousness.
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    • by standing up for righteousness.
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    • Now, with this in mind I would like to invite you
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    • Now, with this in mind I would like to invite you
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    • to become an encourager ministry partner.
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    • to become an encourager ministry partner.
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    • You see, together we can impact lives both now and
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    • You see, together we can impact lives both now and
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    • for all time and all eternity.
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    • for all time and all eternity.
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    • "The Encouraging Word" is a viewer- and listener-supported
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    • "The Encouraging Word" is a viewer- and listener-supported
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    • ministry and to know that you are standing with me financially
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    • ministry and to know that you are standing with me financially
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    • enables me to move forward with confidence to do the work God
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    • enables me to move forward with confidence to do the work God
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    • has called me to do, so please call the number on your screen
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    • has called me to do, so please call the number on your screen
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    • and just simply say, "I want to become an encourager."
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    • and just simply say, "I want to become an encourager."
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    • Thank you so much for helping me.
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    • Thank you so much for helping me.
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