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Our Heavenly Father

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July 20, 2020
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Don Wilton presents a strong expository preaching from God's Word.

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  • Dr. Don Wilton: Let me readto you from 1 Peter chapter 1.
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  • 1 Peter chapter 1 and verse 3,listen to what Peter had to say
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  • about our Heavenly Father.
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  • "Praise be to the God andFather of our Lord Jesus Christ!
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  • In his great mercy he has givenus a new birth into a living
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  • hope through the resurrection ofJesus Christ from the dead, into
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  • an inheritance that can neverperish, can never spoil,
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  • can never fade.
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  • Kept in heaven for you, whothrough faith are shielded by
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  • God's power until the comingsalvation that is ready to be
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  • revealed in the last time."
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  • I want to just share with youtoday a biblical way to describe
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  • our Heavenly Father.
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  • I've been talking to myfather-in-law, Bumper, trying to
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  • describe him and tell him howmuch I love him,
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  • how much I value him.
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  • I've been talking about my ownsons, now with their
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  • own sons and daughters.
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  • I was compelled today to goon Instagram and send them a
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  • message to let them know howproud I am of my sons and of the
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  • dads that they are.
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  • This is not justabout the dad that I am.
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  • What does the Bible have tosay about our Heavenly Father?
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  • Number one, he's our creator.
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  • How do you describeour Heavenly Father?
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  • He made me.
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  • Genesis 1, verse 1 says, "Inthe beginning God created the
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  • heavens and the earth."
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  • And John, writing in hisprologue in John chapter 1 and
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  • verse 3, he put it like this, hesaid, "Without God, our Heavenly
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  • Father, there was notanything made that was made."
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  • So, look at the trees, look atthe sky, the grass, listen to
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  • the birds, but lookat yourself today.
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  • Do you know how valuable andhow precious you are
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  • because you'vebeen hand crafted?
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  • You have been woven intricatelyand intimately by the very
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  • creatorship of Godour Heavenly Father.
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  • Isn't that wonderful?
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  • You know, one of the things wealways giggle about when we're
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  • together as a family, invariablyyou hear,
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  • "Oh, you just soundlike you're dad.
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  • Oh, you're just lookinglike your dad right now.
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  • Oh, that's exactlywhat your dad would do."
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  • We talk about genes.
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  • We talk about ourselvesbecome the mirror image.
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  • Our Heavenly Father has madeus in the image of God,
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  • and he knows you.
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  • He knows you in every way.
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  • He's not only ourcreator, but he's our deliverer.
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  • In 1 Peter that I read for youjust a moment ago, the Bible
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  • says because of his great mercy,
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  • he has given us a new birthinto a living hope.
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  • Our Heavenly Fatheris our deliverer.
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  • He's provided the very means bywhich you and I are enabled
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  • to become all that God fullyintended us to be in his
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  • marvelous creatorship.
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  • Anything less than that stands
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  • outside of his planfor you and for me.
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  • He's not only ourcreator, but he's our deliverer.
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  • He delivers us from thesinfulness of our infleshment,
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  • our Adamic nature.
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  • He delivers us from that,and he's given us a new birth
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  • through Jesus Christwhereby we have a living hope.
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  • Our Heavenly Father is ourcreator and our deliverer, and
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  • number three, he's our forgiver.
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  • He's our forgiver.
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  • I don't know where I would bewithout the forgiveness of God.
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  • You know, 1 John 1, verse 9teaches us if we confess our
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  • sin, he is faithful and justto forgive us for our sin.
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  • You say to me today, "Pastor,but I'm telling you,
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  • I did this and I did that."
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  • Yes, we have all sinned.
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  • All of us have sinned.
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  • Dad, have you sinned?
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  • Did you yell at your wife?
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  • Did you do somethingthat you deeply regret?
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  • Are you spending your wholelife going in reverse gear?
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  • You constantly, there'sthings like a ball and chain.
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  • You cannot shake it.
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  • It's right there in themiddle of your marriage.
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  • If we confess our sins, he isfaithful and just to forgive us
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  • our sins and cleanse usfrom all unrighteousness.
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  • Number four, he'sour instructor.
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  • He's our instructor.
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  • Psalm 25, and verse 5, I lovewhat the psalmist says in Psalm
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  • 25, and verse 5.
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  • He says, "Guide me in your truthand teach me, for you are
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  • my God and my Savior.
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  • You are my God, andyou are my Savior."
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  • He is our instructor.
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  • Someone said to me recentlysaid, "Pastor, what can we do in
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  • America today?"
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  • Let's turn to ourHeavenly Father.
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  • Let's go to God.
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  • Let's ask God.
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  • Let's go to theone who created us.
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  • Let's go to the onewho has given to us
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  • a deliverance from our sin.
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  • Let's go to the one whounderstands, knows, and
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  • practices the realmeaning of forgiveness.
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  • Let's go to the onewhose instructions
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  • are absolute in every way.
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  • Let's go to God.
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  • It's in God we trust,our Heavenly Father.
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  • By the way, when your childrenmess up, Dad, are you the one
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  • they fear most, or are youthe one that they come to most
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  • because they know that while youwill never compromise the error
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  • of their ways, they know thatas Dad, you are going to forgive
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  • them completely, totally, andutterly, and turn away and walk
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  • in the opposite direction?
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  • You are not going to spend therest of your life throwing that
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  • up in your child's facelike you never forgave them
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  • to begin with.
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  • Number five, he's our provider.
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  • Matthew chapter 6, andverse 26, Steve Skinner
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  • read this a little while ago.
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  • "Look at the birds of the air;they do not sow or reap or store
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  • away in barns, and yet yourheavenly Father feeds them.
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  • Are you not much morevaluable than they?"
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  • How do we describeour Heavenly Father?
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  • Jesus said when we come to God,our Father who art in heaven,
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  • how do I talk about you, Lord?
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  • Who are you?
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  • He's my provider.
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  • My God shall supply all my need.
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  • What needs do you have today?
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  • What have you gone through
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  • in your business duringthis shutdown?
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  • What loss have you suffered?
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  • What pain are you enduring?
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  • What struggles do you have?
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  • Because we all have them, folks.
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  • What do you agonize overwhen you go to bed at night?
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  • How do you deal with beinglaid off, losing your job?
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  • How do you deal with sickness?
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  • How do you deal with thechallenges of life were it not
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  • for the fact that ourHeavenly Father is our provider?
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  • But then finally, notconclusively,
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  • he is our benefactor.
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  • He's our benefactor.
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  • Listen to this, my friends.
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  • A benefactor is someone whoprovides help to benefit a
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  • person, that's a benefactor.
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  • A benefactor is somebody whoprovides help to people, and the
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  • greatest benefactor everis our Heavenly Father.
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  • I'm just gonna readto you Psalm 103.
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  • Psalm 103, this is just anamazing, amazing passage, Psalm
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  • 103, and verse 2.
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  • Listen to what the Bible saysabout God our Heavenly Father,
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  • our benefactor.
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  • He says, "Praise the lord, Omy soul, and forget not all his
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  • benefits, he who forgives allyour sins, he who heals all your
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  • diseases, he who redeems yourlife from the pit, he who crowns
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  • you with love and compassion,who satisfies your desires with
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  • good things so that youryouth is renewed like eagles."
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  • God my HeavenlyFather is my benefactor.
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  • Why does he benefit me?
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  • He benefits mebecause he forgives me.
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  • He heals me.
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  • He redeems me from the pit ofmy existence and my foolishness.
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  • He crowns me withlove and compassion.
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  • He satisfies me with the goodthings in life,
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  • and he renews me.
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  • He takes me back and he gives mea spirit of my youth, the very
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  • best that I'm able to be becausemy Heavenly Father loves me.
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  • You know, my own father hasbeen in heaven for five years.
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  • I miss him,greatly, papa, my dad.
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  • And I wish that hecould be here today.
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  • I think of all the things papaloved to do was to talk about
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  • the things of the Lord.
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  • I've got so many memories of mydad, but I want to begin at the
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  • beginning as I closethis today, my dad.
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  • You see, folks, we lived in aplace called Managua Beach,
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  • Managua Beach between Margateand Port Shipston where I was
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  • born in Zululand in Africa, andmy brothers were born there too.
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  • Our house sat up on ahill looking down over the
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  • magnificent, magnificent IndianOcean where the water is so blue
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  • and the surf is so high.
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  • The great white sharks, theBarracuda, the shad, the sardine
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  • runs that would come through onthe Benguela current from the
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  • northern parts of Africa downthe Atlantic seaboard, and would
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  • round the Cape of Good Hopeand go up the Indian Ocean, and
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  • there would be so many sardineswould come through that seagulls
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  • ate so much that you could reach
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  • out and pluck seagullsout of the sea.
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  • They were was so full of fish.
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  • And my father was agreat athlete in every way.
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  • In today's terminology, you andI would have acknowledged that.
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  • He was a champion fisherman.
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  • He was a champion motorcycleracer,
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  • raced motorcyclesand won everything.
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  • He was a championcricket player.
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  • I'd say probably more thananything,
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  • he was a champion tennis player.
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  • He loved tennis.
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  • And my father had notime for the things of God.
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  • God was not even onmy father's radar.
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  • We never went to church.
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  • Are you kidding me,on a day like this?
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  • And on Sundays, every Sunday, mymother, and my father, and the
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  • three boys, found ourselves atthe Uvongo Country Club right on
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  • the Indian Ocean, right on theUvongo Bridge looking through
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  • the Uvongo gorge onto the IndianOcean, just spectacular,
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  • the scenery panoramic.
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  • And this particular club hadlawn bowling and tennis courts.
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  • It was the place where the richand the famous gathered, where
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  • the upper echelon of societycongregated back in the day.
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  • And every single Sunday, that'swhere my father took us without
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  • fail, every Sunday, that'swhat we did, lead by my dad.
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  • And we boys loved the sea, thelagoons, the swimming pools, the
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  • great food while my mother and
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  • father played in the tennis clubas the local champions.
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  • That's what we didon the Lord's Day.
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  • That was the single mostimportant thing my father
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  • could ever do.
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  • And one day, the Reverend SteveGreen came into my father's work
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  • and said, "John Wilton, whydon't you come to church?"
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  • My father laughed at him.
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  • "You kidding me?
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  • What normal father who playstennis and loves the good life
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  • would bother to go tochurch on a Sunday?"
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  • But something compelled myfather to do it, and we know who
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  • it was, it was the Holy Spirit.
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  • My father took my mother andus three boys to church, to the
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  • Margate Baptist Church thatstood right on the boulevard
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  • going by the water.
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  • And my father told us all hislife that it was though Jesus
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  • himself walked down that aisleand stopped in front of my dad
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  • and said, "John Wilton,I'm your heavenly Father.
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  • I died for you.
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  • I gave you Jesus, and you willnever have life outside of me.
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  • And I want you to give my life."
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  • And right there, my father gavehis heart and life to Jesus.
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  • He knew nothing about the Bible.
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  • He had never read the Bible.
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  • He didn't even know what Genesis1,
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  • verse 1 was or Godso loved the world.
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  • He'd never been to church.
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  • He had nothing todo with church.
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  • He had no frame of reference.
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  • His only frame of referencewas the good life, were the
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  • ball games, rugby matches,cricket matches, fishing,
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  • cod fishing, racing motorbikes,
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  • going to parties with mybeautiful mother.
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  • That's what hedefined life to be.
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  • And sure as anything, the nextSunday rolled around before my
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  • father could do anything.
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  • And he got us up as usual andsaid,
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  • "Boys, we're goingto play tennis."
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  • What else would he do?
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  • And he loaded us up and we wentto the Uvongo Country Club and
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  • my father told generations ofpeople around the world that
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  • while he was standing there oncenter court as the champion of
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  • the local club, all of a suddenhe realized that his heart was
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  • no longer on the tennis court onthe Lord's day, it was back in
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  • that tiny little Baptist churchwith a bunch of people who
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  • were singing about Jesus.
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  • And he turned to my mother andhe said to her, "Sweetheart,
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  • next Sunday, we'regoing to church."
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  • And on that tennis court, myfather made a vow and oath
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  • before the Lord that never again
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  • in his life would his sons ever
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  • find him anywhere but in thepresence of the Lord Jesus and
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  • especially on the Lord's Day.
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  • Do you know what, folks?
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  • My father's lifechanged on a dime.
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  • My dad went from an arrogant,spoiled, big mouth with lots of
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  • money, trophies in his cabinet,more athletic ability than
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  • anybody could shake a stickat, a loving husband and father.
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  • Oh, did dad make mistakes.
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  • Of course he did.
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  • That day changed my father,my mother,
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  • and his three sons forever.
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  • We had no idea in Zululand inAfrica,
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  • that one day his middle son
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  • would be loved by so manypeople, would make more mistakes
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  • than anybody else, would preachhis heart out whenever he got an
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  • opportunity, would be calledpastor and friend, would live in
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  • a place like this, would havethree children who today all
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  • serve the Lord Jesus aroundthe world, would have eight
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  • grandchildren, and I know thissounds like bragging, that in
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  • seven days never had one crossword with each other, and I'm
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  • not holding that up very highbecause that can change in the
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  • next second, I'msure wherever they are.
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  • Would you bow yourheads with me for a minute?
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  • This is where it starts.
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  • It starts in yourheart and in mine.
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  • Have you given yourlife to the Lord Jesus?
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  • Pray this prayer with me,"Gracious Heavenly Father, today
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  • I believe in you.
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  • I give my heart to you.
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  • I confess my sin to you.
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  • I trust in you.
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  • I believe because Jesus gavehis life for me and is alive."
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  • May I pray for you?
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  • I can't see you becausepeople are everywhere.
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  • If you've just prayed thatprayer,
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  • would you just raise a hand?
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  • Just put it up.
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  • I can't see you.
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  • I don't know who'sup, whose hands.
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  • Just put it up.
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  • Lord, right now, Godbless you, my friends.
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  • I see two, three, fourpeople, five, six, seven, eight.
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  • I can't see, I can't see ourwonderful folks back there in
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  • the tents, and over the hill,and under the trees, God does.
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  • Lord Jesus, all over the place,there are people today
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  • that have just said yes.
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  • Lord, I want to say especially,young men, I want to say
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  • especially dads, yeah, butit's not just about dads.
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  • It's about all of us.
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  • It's about all of us.
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  • Lord Jesus, you areour Heavenly Father.
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  • We worship you today.
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  • Thank you.
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  • Our Father who art inheaven, hallowed be your name.
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  • In Jesus's name wepray together, amen.
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  • male: Amen.
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  • You know, perhaps as Dr. Donwas praying, or maybe as he was
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  • preaching, or maybe all weeklong, in your own heart spirit,
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  • you have known that theLord is pursuing you.
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  • Maybe it's been a song you'veheard on the radio, maybe it's
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  • been someone that's, you know
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  • has been praying foryou for a long time.
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  • And I hope that in these fewmoments we have together, you
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  • would realize that God's usingthis broadcast, and all those
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  • other elements, toremind you he loves you.
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  • He has a plan for your life andit's a good plan for your life.
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  • Are you ready to giveyour life to Jesus Christ?
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  • Are you ready to understand thatwhether you had a good earthly
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  • dad or a bad earthly dad,your Heavenly Father is ready to
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  • bring you into hisfamily like never before?
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  • Just repeat this simple prayerafter me, "Lord God, I realize
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  • not everything, but Ido realize you love me.
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  • I realize you died for my sins.
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  • And I realize I need to change.
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  • So God, I believe you are theSon of God and I ask you to
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  • change me from the inside out.
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  • In your name I pray, amen."
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  • If you've given your life toJesus Christ, or maybe you've
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  • rededicated your life to Christand you know it's time for a new
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  • beginning, a new Genesis, anew start, boy, we would love to
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  • pray with you and put someresources in your hands that
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  • will help make that true,make that come to fruition to
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  • solidify your walk with Christ.
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  • Meet us online or giveus a call right now.
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  • We would love to praywith you and for you.
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  • Matter of fact, giveus a call anytime.
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  • We're here for you.
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  • Dr. Wilton: Now, just beforewe go today, I want you to know
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  • that all the things that you'veheard today, all the preaching,
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  • the teaching, the things that weare suggesting that you take and
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  • make your own, the means bywhich you would grow in your
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  • Christian faith, are all partof what we believe in because we
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  • believe in the encouraging Word,this Word about God and the Lord
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  • Jesus Christ.
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  • That's why we've got thatnumber on the television screen.
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  • I've got friends standing by24/7 to talk with you, pray with
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  • you, counsel you, listen to you.
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  • Isn't it wonderful tohave friends like that 24/7?
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  • So, take that number.
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  • You might want to jot it down,store it in your phone, keep it.
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  • Anytime, night or day,people standing, why?
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  • To be a blessing to you.
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  • We are "The Encouraging Word"because that's who God is, and
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  • we love you, so be encouraged.
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  • male: Our time's gone, but inthis time of separation, we can
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  • stay connectedonline at tewonline.org.
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