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The Gift of Peace at Christmas

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December 9, 2019
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Don Wilton

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The Gift of Peace at Christmas

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  • Britt Dillard: God has an encouraging Word for you and me
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  • today through the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton,
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  • and especially in this holiday season about what it is to know
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  • the peace, the peace of God through Jesus.
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  • Dr. Don Wilton: Would you pray with me?
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  • Father, now as we open the Bible, your Word,
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  • we're reminded that the Bible is a lamp unto our feet,
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  • and a light unto our pathway.
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  • This is God's encouraging Word, and we believe that you have
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  • a special Word for each and every one of us today.
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  • In Jesus's name, we pray, amen.
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  • I'm gonna invite you to open your Bibles, first of all, to
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  • Luke chapter 2, Luke chapter 2.
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  • I have such great news for you on this Lord's day as we worship
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  • him together.
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  • And we're gonna begin in a very, very marvelous, well-known
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  • passage in Luke chapter 2.
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  • And then for those of you that are getting ready, or you're
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  • getting your Bible, or you're getting out your Bible app, you
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  • might want to be aware that in just a moment, I'm gonna go to
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  • John chapter 14.
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  • And then we're gonna go to Romans chapter 5.
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  • So, we're gonna start in Luke's gospel chapter 2, and then we're
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  • gonna go to John chapter 14.
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  • And then we're going to flip over the page, and we're gonna
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  • go to Romans chapter 5.
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  • So, I want to read to you, first of all, a most wonderful and
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  • greatly familiar, yet incredible passage of Scripture, Luke
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  • chapter 2.
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  • "And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field,
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  • keeping watch over their flock by night.
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  • And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory
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  • of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great
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  • fear.
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  • And the angel said to them, 'Fear not, for behold, I bring
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  • you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
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  • For unto you is born this day, this day in the city of David a
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  • Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
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  • And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in
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  • swaddling cloths and lying in a manger--' And suddenly there was
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  • with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God
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  • and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace
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  • among those with whom he is pleased!'"
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  • Now, turn with me to John
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  • and chapter 14, John's gospel, chapter 14.
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  • So, if I might just say to you today, the first passage we read
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  • was this incredible announcement that Jesus was born.
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  • Now, I want you to hear what Jesus had to say about himself.
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  • This is great news.
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  • Now Jesus said this, I'm gonna read to you just one verse,
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  • okay?
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  • John chapter 14 and verse 27.
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  • Jesus said, "Peace, I leave with you.
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  • My peace I give to you,
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  • not as the world gives do I give to you.
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  • Let not your heart be troubled, neither let them be afraid."
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  • Jesus said that.
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  • So, Jesus was born, and then Jesus himself said what the
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  • angel said because the angel said to the shepherds, "I want
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  • you to know that I'm bringing peace.
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  • We're announcing peace because Jesus Christ is come.
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  • He's the peace of the world."
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  • Jesus in John chapter 14 said, "I am peace.
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  • I want you to know I'm not only going to leave you with peace,
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  • but I give you peace."
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  • So, how do we get this?
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  • Some of you don't have peace, do you?
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  • Let me show you what the Bible says.
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  • Go to Romans chapter 5, Romans chapter 5.
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  • Then I want to share these words with you today.
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  • This is what Paul says about this.
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  • He says, "Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we
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  • now have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
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  • Through him--" Everybody watch me.
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  • The angel said, "Shepherds, go and find the baby.
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  • He is peace.
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  • He's bringing peace.
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  • He's giving peace."
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  • Jesus said, "I leave you with peace when I go back to heaven.
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  • I give you peace right now.
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  • You've got nothing to be troubled about.
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  • The peace that I give you is the most incredible peace that any
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  • person can ever experience."
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  • When Jesus comes into your life, God will give you a peace that
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  • passes all understanding.
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  • It's amazing.
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  • This is good news.
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  • So, how do you do that?
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  • Oh, this is what Paul said.
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  • He said, "Therefore Since you have been justified by faith,
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  • you now have peace with God," there it is, "through the Lord
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  • Jesus."
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  • But look what he says in verse 2, "because it's through him
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  • that we have obtained access by faith into this grace in which
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  • we now stand and have every reason to not be troubled, but
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  • to rejoice because our hope is in God.
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  • Wow!
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  • I can hardly contain myself.
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  • Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
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  • This last week was very moving from me and about you, the
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  • funeral service of President George H.W. Bush.
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  • I want to tell you why it was very moving to me personally,
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  • because most of you know that back at the end of February this
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  • year, I had the privilege of participating, in a very
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  • meaningful way, in the home call of Dr. Billy Graham.
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  • I miss him so much.
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  • Hardly a day goes by that I don't think about him and thank
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  • God for Dr. Graham.
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  • But back to the funeral.
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  • I think you would understand that this incredible time in
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  • Washington, in particular, the the drive down Pennsylvania
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  • Avenue and the personnel that are incredible members of the
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  • military, of course, for President Bush was remarkably,
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  • just so wonderfully done, as our 41st Commander in Chief that
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  • walk up the steps of the Capitol, into the rotunda.
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  • And I, you know, as I reflected back, and I watched and was so
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  • blessed by the speakers at President Bush's funeral
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  • service, I was really very deeply impressed and blessed.
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  • I was very deeply moved at the funeral in the cathedral when
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  • President Bush's pastor, the Episcopal priest from Houston,
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  • spoke.
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  • And I thought that his message was just so powerful.
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  • And when he began to talk about the Lord Jesus Christ and the
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  • meaning of Jesus in the life of Mr. Bush, it was a wonderful
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  • reminder to me.
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  • You know, overall when I think about that funeral service and
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  • as we watch that unbelievable Bush family, and as we mourned
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  • and celebrated the life of President George H.W. Bush,
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  • I thought how the world stopped.
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  • It reminded me of when Dr. Graham went to be with Jesus.
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  • It's like the world stopped.
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  • It felt like that.
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  • It seemed like so much of the attention was on the man,
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  • Dr. Billy Graham, the honor.
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  • And I'll never forget being at Mr. Graham's funeral and hearing
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  • Franklin Graham and the other four members of his family
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  • getting up and just lifting up the name of Jesus.
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  • I remember Michael W. Smith
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  • playing "Just As I Am," the capital of the United
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  • States, with all the members of Congress there.
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  • And then I listened to Michael W. Smith,
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  • singing "Friends" at the funeral service of President Bush.
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  • And, you know, it seems like as Mr. Bush was laid to rest, like
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  • all the factions in America came together.
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  • It was a moment of national unity.
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  • It was like just for a moment all the sides of the aisles of
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  • America came together.
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  • It's like all of a sudden the rhetoric sat down, the
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  • unkindness, the hate, partisanship, the disunity,
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  • the court of public opinion.
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  • Do you know there is one thing that neither President Bush nor
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  • Dr. Billy Graham can give to any one of us individually, and
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  • that's the peace that only Jesus can give to us.
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  • Today as we worship the Lord Jesus and as you think about the
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  • shepherd's, think about what Jesus said and what Paul said
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  • about how to find that peace.
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  • I want to invite you to trust Jesus today.
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  • See, consider these shepherds just for a minute.
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  • They too were people just like you and me.
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  • I've been in those shepherds field many times, and they might
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  • have lived in a different day and age, but they were people.
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  • That's what you and I all, that's the same people that
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  • gathered around giving God thanks for Dr. Billy Graham and
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  • always will, and just thanking God today for President George
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  • Herbert Walker Bush, people.
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  • You know, these shepherds were living out just like you and me.
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  • What do you do by the way?
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  • Where do you work?
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  • Where do you go?
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  • What did you have to cancel tomorrow?
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  • What's gonna happen to your business?
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  • Living out, school.
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  • Oh, I didn't mean to say that because there's a lot of school
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  • young people that are rather pleased somewhat, I should
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  • imagine, even though moms and dads are gonna grow whiskers
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  • tomorrow.
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  • You know, living out, they were not only people and people that
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  • were living out, but they were watching over.
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  • Did you notice something about these shepherds?
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  • They watched over their flocks.
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  • You know, I just couldn't help thinking as I looked at
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  • President Bush's casket lying there in the rotunda with all
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  • the members of Congress that essentially the assignment given
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  • to members of Congress is to watch over we, the people.
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  • You know, that's what parents do.
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  • One of the things I love about Christmas, just watching
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  • parents, moms and dads, watch over.
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  • I hope someone watched over you.
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  • We decided in our early morning prayer meeting today that if
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  • anybody called and said, "I'm coming to church," we would be
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  • more inclined to watch over them and say, "Listen, why don't you
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  • just stay at home and listen to Dr. Wilton on television?"
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  • We want to watch over those that we love.
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  • My own father-in-law so badly wanted to come with me this
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  • morning.
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  • I wanted him to stay at home today with Nana because he's 90
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  • years old.
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  • I want to watch over him because I love him.
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  • They were watching over, looking out for,
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  • but they were in the dark.
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  • There was a darkness where these shepherds were, and here comes
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  • the angel.
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  • You're in, it's kind of misty in your life, isn't it, dark?
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  • For some of you, it's very dark.
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  • You brought with you to this Christmas season a lot of things
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  • on the road most traveled, have you not?
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  • Remember that time when you were unfaithful?
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  • Remember that time when you sinned against God?
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  • Remember that time when as a young person you did some things
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  • that today you're saying, "What was I thinking?"
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  • Remember that unkind Word?
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  • Remember that abuse that you suffered at the hands of those
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  • people that were so unkind to you?
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  • Remember the pain of that separation?
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  • Maybe your family's in the dark today, and your heart and soul
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  • and you're wondering, maybe you're just struggling.
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  • They were in the dark and here comes the angel.
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  • What did the angel do?
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  • The first thing the angel did was he brought a personal Word
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  • said, "I've come to you."
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  • The Bible says in verse 9 an angel appeared toward this group
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  • of people and said, "I've got a personal Word for you."
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  • You know, the most wonderful thing about the birth of Jesus,
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  • it's personal.
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  • He invites you to have a personal relationship.
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  • It was a personal Word.
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  • He carried a brilliant light.
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  • The Bible says that the glory of the Lord shone round him.
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  • I mean, this man, this angel came, he was carrying a torch, a
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  • flashlight.
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  • He was encompassed by it.
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  • It was this brilliance that all of a sudden illuminated,
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  • overcame the darkness of their circumstance.
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  • That's what Jesus does.
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  • He spoke an incredible message.
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  • He said, "Today, a Savior's being born."
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  • I mean, this was a personal Word born in the heart of this
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  • brilliant light, incredible message, Jesus.
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  • Look what he--I mean, he said it here in verse 11.
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  • There was no an equivocation about it.
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  • He didn't mess over this.
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  • "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior,
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  • who is Christ the Lord."
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  • He identified a single Savior, one person.
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  • I want you just think about one person.
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  • He identified one person.
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  • He had this personal Word in the midst of this brilliant, dark,
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  • dispelling light, this amazing message about a single Savior.
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  • Did you get that?
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  • Listen up.
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  • This is about Jesus.
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  • And then he was joined by a heavenly host.
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  • He came and then the the trillions of them joined him.
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  • The heavens began to sound forth, "Glory to God in the
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  • highest, and on earth, peace."
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  • Jesus affirmed that he said, "My peace I give to you, I leave it
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  • with you.
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  • Don't let your heart be troubled."
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  • And Paul said, "Listen, you're justified by faith through Jesus
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  • because it's through Jesus that you gain access into this
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  • amazing grace."
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  • I want you to know that this is you.
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  • This is your personal message today because Jesus came to die
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  • for you.
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  • Would you bow your heads with me for just a moment?
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  • Maybe right there where you are, maybe in your living room, maybe
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  • in that restaurant, maybe that fire station, maybe in that
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  • police office.
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  • It doesn't matter where you are.
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  • Perhaps, you spent the night in a motel room and you're sitting
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  • on the edge of your bed wishing that they were more chairs
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  • there.
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  • Maybe you're still in bed.
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  • It's cold outside.
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  • Would you bow your heads with me right now?
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  • Maybe there's someone distracting you.
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  • Don't be distracted.
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  • Some of those distractions are good, aren't they?
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  • They're little children, they're the sounds of life.
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  • God's not distracted, he's in your--he's looking into your
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  • heart and he's calling you.
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  • Would you give your heart to Jesus today?
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  • Would you trust him?
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  • This is what he tells us to do.
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  • You can have peace with God, how?
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  • Acknowledge your sin.
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  • You can have peace with God, acknowledge your sin right now.
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  • Say, Lord, I'm a sinner.
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  • Confess your sin to Jesus.
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  • Remember, it's about Jesus.
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  • It's a single Savior.
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  • It's not about the Pope, or about Dr. Wilton, Billy Graham,
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  • your pastor, your priest.
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  • This is about Jesus.
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  • And all of those of us who know and love Jesus will tell you the
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  • same thing 'cause the Bible tells me so.
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  • "Jesus loves me, this I know, because the Bible tells me so."
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  • This was the message to the shepherds, give your heart to
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  • Jesus.
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  • Confess your sin to Jesus.
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  • Now, confess your sin, and then trust in Jesus by faith.
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  • Remember what Paul said, we have access by faith.
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  • Pray that prayer right now.
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  • Give your heart to Jesus.
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  • Trust him as your Savior.
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  • Have you done that today?
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  • Lord Jesus today, I want to thank you, for people who are
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  • picking up the phone right now who've given their lives to
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  • Christ, people who've trusted Jesus calling that number on the
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  • television screen saying, "I've given my heart to Jesus, please
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  • tell Dr. Wilton that.
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  • Please pray for me.
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  • I have acknowledged my sin.
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  • I've confessed my sin to Jesus.
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  • I've trusted in him.
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  • I now have access to God because I have been justified by faith.
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  • I've been declared just as if I never had any sin."
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  • Isn't that amazing?
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  • The peace of God has come into your heart.
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  • Lord Jesus, thank you for people today who have given their lives
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  • to Christ. Would you look at me?
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  • We're gonna sing a wonderful hymn of invitation today.
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  • I know you've given your life to Christ.
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  • Whether you're in the sanctuary today, whether you're at home
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  • today, picking up the phone, sending an email, getting on
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  • track, talking to your pastor, whether you're in the sanctuary,
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  • whether you're worshiping the Lord, I invite you to step out
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  • and come to identify yourself.
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  • Let's get connected together.
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  • This is God's encouraging Word because Jesus was born,
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  • the peace of the world.
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  • Britt: You know, as Dr. Don was talking about the peace of
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  • Christmas here in this holiday season, real peace comes in
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  • knowing something that is securely in your life, and a
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  • part of your life, that can never be taken away from you.
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  • You know, we can have presents taken away.
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  • We can lose our beauty and our looks.
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  • We can lose our fortune, we can lose our jobs.
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  • But when you give your heart to Christ and you become a part of
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  • the family of God, you'll never lose that.
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  • Perhaps, today's the day for you to step out here in this holiday
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  • season and say, "Jesus, I give you myself.
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  • I want to follow you."
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  • You can do that with a simple prayer.
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  • "Lord Jesus, I realize my sin has separated me so, God, I ask
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  • you to come into my life.
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  • I believe you died on the cross of Calvary.
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  • I believe you are the Son of God, save me.
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  • In Jesus's name, I pray."
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  • If the Lord is stirring in your heart, let us be a part of
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  • helping you grow in that.
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  • As a matter of fact, spending time every day in God's Word is
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  • one of the best ways to do that.
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  • And matter of fact, Dr. Don's gonna tell you how you can do
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  • that with our daily encouraging Word right now.
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  • Dr. Don: What a wonderful time of worship we've had together.
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  • You know, I want you, every day, to experience this
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  • encouraging Word. It's about Jesus.
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  • That's why I want you to get your own copy of The Daily
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  • Encouraging Word Bible Guide.
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  • All you need to do is call that number, send us an email, write
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  • Just let us know.
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  • Every day, you're gonna be able to read God's Word, you're gonna
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  • be able to speak to the Lord Jesus.
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  • And I'm telling you, with God's Word in your heart, I'm telling
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  • you, you are fortified for the journey of life.
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  • The Daily Encouraging Bible Guide,
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  • Britt: Let me tell you, we are "The Encouraging Word."
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  • Dr. Don came up with that name because we believe the Bible
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  • makes a difference, spending time on a daily basis makes a
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  • difference. And so, you know what?
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  • We're gonna give you a lot opportunities to do that.
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  • Dr. Don just mentioned the concept of spending time on
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  • every day, whether you get an email phonically, or you get
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  • the booklet, but you can also grab one of the new journals.
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  • It's gonna take us 52 weeks into the year.
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  • Would you be interested in that?
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  • Dr. Don: This year again, I was blessed to join with several
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  • pastors and Christian leaders from across the country in
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  • writing a brand-new, 52-week devotional called, "The Heart of
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  • Worship."
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  • I want to make a copy available to you and for you to have
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  • copies that you can give to send to your families and friends at
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  • Christmastime.
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  • What a wonderful Christmas gift to give to those that you love.
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  • In fact, as we begin a new year, begin it with God.
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  • So, thank you, my friends, for picking up the phone and calling
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  • to request "The Heart of Worship" devotional today.
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  • God bless you.
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  • Britt: Our time's gone for now, but
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  • especially during this month of holiday time, know that we're
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  • here for you 24 hours a day.
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  • Give us a call, meet us online.
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  • We'd love to pray with you.
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