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Pathway to Victory offers a practical application of God’s Word to everyday life through the clear; biblical teaching of Pastor Jeffress.

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Develop a Victor, Not a Victim, Mindset Part 1

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTISTCHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORYWITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESSAND WELCOME AGAIN,
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • PROBLEMS RARELY COMEONE AT A TIME, RIGHT?
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  • THEY SEEM TO PILEON ONE AFTER ANOTHER
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  • UNTIL IT FEELS LIKEYOU'RE COMPLETELY BURIED
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  • IN A MOUNTAIN OFCOMPLICATED ISSUES.
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  • AND WHEN THAT HAPPENS, IT'SEASY TO FEEL OVERWHELMED
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  • AND DEFEATED, WITH NO HOPEOF EVER DIGGING YOURSELF OUT.
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  • SO HOW CAN WE CHANGE OURSELVES
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  • FROM VICTIMS OFDIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES
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  • TO VICTORS OVERDIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES?
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLEDSURVIVAL TIP NUMBER FOUR,
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  • DEVELOP A VICTOR,NOT A VICTIM MINDSET.
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  • AS WE CONTINUE OURSERIES COURAGEOUS,
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OFPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] CHRISTIANS INAMERICA ARE UNDER SIEGE.
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  • LEARN HOW TO NAVIGATETHE TUMULTUOUS TERRAIN
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  • OF A GODLESS CULTUREWITH A BRAND NEW BOOK
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  • FROM DR. JEFFRESSCALLED "COURAGEOUS
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  • 10 STRATEGIES FOR THRIVINGIN A HOSTILE WORLD."
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  • IT'S DR. JEFFRESS'SBOLDEST BOOK YET.
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  • WHEN YOUR FAITH IS UNDER ATTACK,
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  • WHEN YOU'RE TEMPTED TOJUST FOLLOW THE CROWD,
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  • THESE 10 STRATEGIES WILLIGNITE FEARLESS FIRE,
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  • A BRIGHT HOPE FOR FACINGLIFE WITH CONFIDENCE.
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  • REQUEST YOUR COPYOF "COURAGEOUS"
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFTTO PATHWAY TO VICTORY TODAY.
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  • THE SHIP WAS DOOMED,EVERYBODY KNEW IT,
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  • BUT THERE WAS NOTHINGTHEY COULD DO ABOUT IT.
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  • FOR THE PAST YEAR THE ENDURANCE
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  • HAD BEEN HOME TO THE CAPTAIN
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  • AND THE 27 CREW MEMBERS
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  • ON A VOYAGE FROMENGLAND TO ANTARCTICA.
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  • THE VESSEL HADSAILED 12.000 MILES
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  • AND THEN PUSH THROUGH PACK ICE
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  • FOR MORE THAN 1000 MORE MILES.
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  • BUT NOW IT WAS ENTOMBEDIN ANTARCTIC ICE
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  • LESS THAN 100 MILES FROMITS INTENDED DESTINATION.
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  • THE CURRENTS UNDER THEFROZEN SEA PUSHED AND PULLED
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  • AGAINST THE WOODEN HALL,SLOWLY CRUSHING IT.
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  • EVERYONE ON BOARD AND TOOKWHAT SUPPLIES THEY COULD
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  • AND ABANDON SHIP,CASTING THEIR LOT
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  • TO THE SAME EYES THATHELD THE ENDURANCE
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  • IN IT'S FROZEN GRIP.
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  • AS THEY WATCHED THE SIDESOF THEIR SHIP CAVE IN
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  • FROM THE PRESSURE, ANDHEARD THE LARGE TIMBER SNAP,
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  • THE MEN HAD BECOME RESIGNED
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  • TO WHAT THEY BELIEVE WASTHEIR INEVITABLE FATE, DEATH.
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  • EITHER BY EXPOSURE,STARVATION, OR DROWNING.
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  • BUT THEIR LEADER HADA DIFFERENT MINDSET.
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  • OPTIMISM HE WOULD OFTENSAY IS TRUE MORAL COURAGE.
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  • AND IF THERE WAS ONETHING THAT WAS TRUE
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  • ABOUT ERNEST SHACKLETON, ITWAS THAT HE WAS AN OPTIMIST.
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  • SHACKLETON HAD SET OUTTO BE THE FIRST MAN
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  • TO REACH THE SOUTH POLE
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  • BUT THAT HONOR WENT UPGOING TO NORWEGIAN EXPLORER
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  • NAME ROALD AMUNDSEN IN 1911.
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  • UNDETERRED, SHACKLETONSET HIS SIGHTS
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  • ON BEING THE FIRST MAN TOCROSS ANTARCTICA ON FOOT.
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  • BUT FINDING SUPPORTERS TO FUNDHIS JOURNEY PROVED DIFFICULT.
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  • IT TOOK TWO YEARS OF ASKING,PLEADING AND LOBBYING
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  • BEFORE SHACKLETON FINALLYRAISED ENOUGH MONEY
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  • TO SUPPLY HIS EXPEDITION
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  • AND PURCHASE THEARCTIC VESSEL, POLARIS,
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  • WHICH HE RECHRISTENED ENDURANCE
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  • AFTER HIS FAMILY'S MOTTO,"BY ENDURANCE WE CONQUER."
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  • FINDING CREW MEMBERS TOACCOMPANY HIM WAS EASY.
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  • LEGEND HAS IT THAT SHACKLETON
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  • PLACED THE FOLLOWINGAN ADVERTISEMENT
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  • IN THE LONDON TIMES.
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  • "MEN WANTED FOR HAZARDOUSJOURNEY TO SOUTH POLE,
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  • "SMALL WAGES, BITTER COLD, LONGMONTHS OF COMPLETE DARKNESS,
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  • "CONSTANT DANGER,SAFE RETURN DOUBTFUL,
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  • "HONOR AND RECOGNITIONIN CASE OF SUCCESS."
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  • SHACKLETON WAS INUNDATED WITHMORE THAN 5000 APPLICANTS.
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  • FULLY EQUIPPED AND WITHA CREW OF 27 ADVENTURERS,
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  • THE ENDURANCE SAILED FROMPLYMOUTH, ENGLAND IN
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  • AUGUST 1914. BY JANUARY OF THEFOLLOWING YEAR,
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  • THE SHIP WAS ICE BOUND.
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  • THE CREW MEMBERS BUILTA GALLEY AND STOREHOUSE
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  • OUT OF THE SHIPS TIMBERS ANDBRAVED SIX MONTHS ON THE ICE,
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  • SURVIVING ON SALVAGED RATIONSUNTIL THE ICE THINNED ENOUGH
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  • FOR THEM TO REACH ELEPHANTISLAND IN LIFEBOATS
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  • THAT THEY HAD SCAVENGEDFROM THE ENDURANCE.
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  • BUT WHEN THE FROSTBITTENMEN FINALLY REACHED
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  • ELEPHANT ISLAND, IT TURNED OUT
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  • TO BE A FROZEN WASTELAND
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  • WITHOUT ANY SUSTAINABLEFOOD SOURCES.
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  • TO RESCUE HIS MEN FROMEXPOSURE AND STARVATION
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  • AND CERTAIN DEATH,SHACKLETON WITH A SMALL CREW
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  • BOARDED A LIFEBOATAND SAILED 870 MILES
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  • TO SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND,
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  • FOR THERE WAS A WHALINGSTATION WITH SUPPLIES.
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  • THE JOURNEY TOOK 17 DAYS
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  • AND THEY LANDED UNDERHURRICANE CONDITIONS.
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  • HOWEVER, THE WHALING STATION
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  • WAS ON THE OTHERSIDE OF THE ISLAND,
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  • SO SHACKLETON AND HIS CREWHAD TO TRAVERSE 32 MILES
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  • OVER GLACIER COVERED PEAKS.
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  • IT TOOK ANOTHER FOUR MONTHS
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  • BEFORE SHACKLETONFINALLY REACHED
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  • HIS STRANDED MENON ELEPHANT ISLAND
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  • WITH THE SUPPLIES THEY NEEDEDTO CARRY THEM BACK TO ENGLAND.
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  • ALTHOUGH SHACKLETON DIDNOT SUCCEED IN HIS MISSION
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  • TO CROSS ANTARCTICA ON FOOT,
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  • HE DID SAVE THE LIVESOF ALL 27 CREW MEMBERS.
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  • YEARS LATER, ONE OFTHE MEN CALLED HIM
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  • THE GREATEST LEADERTHAT HAS EVER COME
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  • ON GOD'S EARTH, BAR NONE.
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  • HE WROTE, "WHEN YOU AREIN A HOPELESS SITUATION,
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  • "WHEN THERE SEEMS NO WAY OUT,
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  • "GET ON YOUR KNEES ANDPRAY FOR A SHACKLETON."
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  • ERNEST SHACKLETON REALIZEDAN IMPORTANT TRUTH.
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  • OUR ATTITUDE ISKEY TO OUR SURVIVAL
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  • WHEN FACED WITH ATHREATENING SITUATION.
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOINGTO TALK ABOUT THIS MORNING.
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  • YOU KNOW, ERNESTSHACKLETON HAD A VOCABULARY
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  • THAT DIDN'T HAVE ROOMFOR WORDS LIKE QUIT,
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  • GIVE UP, FAIL, OR SURRENDER.
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  • NO, HE HAD DEVELOPEDTHE ATTITUDE OF A VICTOR
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  • RATHER THAN A VICTIM.
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  • LIKE THE APOSTLE PAUL,WHO SAID IN ROMANS 8:31,
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  • "IF GOD IS FOR US, WHOCAN BE AGAINST US?"
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  • THAT'S THE ATTITUDE OF A VICTOR.
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  • AND TODAY AS WE CONTINUEOUR SERIES, COURAGEOUS,
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  • WE'RE LOOKING ATTHE 10 SURVIVAL TIPS
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  • THAT ALLOW US NOTONLY TO SURVIVE,
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  • BUT TO ACTUALLY THRIVE INTHIS HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT
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  • WE'RE LIVING IN.
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  • AND WE'RE GONNA LOOK AT THATFOURTH SURVIVAL TIP TODAY,
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  • THOSE WHO ARE COURAGEOUSLEARN HOW TO DEVELOP
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  • A VICTOR RATHER THANA VICTIM MINDSET.
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  • YOU KNOW, THERE'SAN OLD SAYING THAT,
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  • MUSICIANS CAN'T TALK THEMSELVESINTO A GOOD PERFORMANCE,
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  • BUT THEY CAN TALKTHEMSELVES OUT OF ONE.
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  • PERHAPS SOME OF OURORCHESTRA MEMBERS
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  • UNDERSTAND THAT PRINCIPLE.
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  • I KNOW I DO, MANY OFYOU KNOW I GREW UP
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  • PLAYING THE ACCORDION,
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  • AND I USE MY ACCORDIONPLAYING TO EARN MONEY
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  • IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE
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  • AND I WOULD PLAY FORWEDDINGS AND FUNERALS
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  • AND BAR MITZVAHS, ANDOKTOBERFEST, BEER BUST
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  • AND EVERYTHING ELSE THATPEOPLE COULD COME UP
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  • WITH THE MONEY FOR.
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  • BUT MANY TIMES I MIGHTBE TRYING A NEW SONG OUT,
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  • AND I WOULD HIT A WRONG NOTE.
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  • AND IF I WASN'T CAREFUL,I WOULD START TO OBSESS
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  • ON THAT WRONG NOTEAND THAT WRONG NOTE
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  • WOULD LEAD TO ANOTHER WRONG NOTE
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  • AND THEN ANOTHER ONEUNTIL THE PERFORMANCE
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  • CASCADED INTO ANABSOLUTE DISASTER.
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  • MY OLD ACCORDIONTEACHER, AL TRICK,
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  • GAVE ME A GOOD PIECE OF ADVICE
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  • I SHOULD HAVE LISTENEDTO ALL THE TIME.
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  • HE SAID, ROBERT, IF YOUEVER HIT A WRONG NOTE,
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  • JUST KEEP ON SMILING
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  • AND THE AUDIENCE WON'TKNOW THE DIFFERENCE.
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  • WHAT HE WAS SAYING WAS,YOUR ATTITUDE REALLY COUNTS
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  • ON YOUR SUCCESS, ITDETERMINES YOUR SUCCESS.
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  • IF YOU THINK AS A FAILURE,
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  • YOU'RE GOING TOACT LIKE A FAILURE.
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  • ATTITUDE IS ESSENTIAL.
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  • YOU KNOW, WE SAWTHAT IN OUR SERIES,
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  • CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDES,CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
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  • WE SAID THAT AN ATTITUDEIS YOUR EMOTIONAL
  • 00:09:04.100 --> 00:09:07.136
  • AND MENTAL RESPONSE TOTHE CIRCUMSTANCES OF LIFE.
  • 00:09:07.169 --> 00:09:11.607
  • REMEMBER, YOU CAN'T ALWAYSCHOOSE YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES
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  • BUT YOU CAN CHOOSE YOURRESPONSE TO THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES.
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  • I THINK OF CHUCKSWINDOLL'S WORDS, HE SAID,
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  • "I'VE COME TOUNDERSTAND THAT LIFE
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  • "IS 10% OF WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU
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  • "90% OF HOW YOU RESPONDTO WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU."
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  • ATTITUDE IS KEY.
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  • AND GOD'S WORD SAYS THAT WENEED TO HAVE THE ATTITUDE
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  • OF A VICTOR NOT A VICTIM.
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  • THE BIBLE HAS A WORDFOR A VICTOR MINDSET.
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  • THE BIBLE CALLS IT AN OVERCOMER.
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  • BECAUSE THAT WORDOVERCOMER IN GREEK
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  • IS A WORD THAT LITERALLY MEANSTO COME OFF AS VICTORIOUS.
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  • I WANT YOU TO TAKE YOUR BIBLES
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  • AND TURN TO 1 JOHN 5 FOR JUSTA MOMENT.
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  • WE READ THIS PASSAGEA FEW MOMENTS AGO.
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  • THE MARK OF ANOVERCOMER IS OBEDIENCE
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  • TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.
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  • LOOK AT 1 JOHN 5.
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  • REMEMBER WHEN JOHNWROTE THESE WORDS,
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  • THE BELOVED APOSTLE OF THELORD JESUS WAS NOW AN OLD MAN.
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  • HE WAS PASTOR MANY SAY,OF THE CHURCH AT EPHESUS.
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  • AND AS HE APPROACHEDHIS LATTER YEARS,
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  • THERE WAS AN EMPIRE WIDEBAN ON CHRISTIANITY,
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  • A PERSECUTION OF BELIEVERSTHAT WAS JUST BEGINNING.
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  • IT WOULD INTENSIFY THROUGHOUTJOHN'S LATTER YEARS
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  • UNTIL HE WAS BANISHEDTO THE ISLAND OF PATMOS
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  • BECAUSE HE REFUSED TOBOW DOWN BEFORE DOMITIAN.
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  • AND YOU REMEMBERIT WAS ON PATMOS
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  • THAT HE RECEIVED THE REVELATION.
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  • THIS IS THE APOSTLE JOHNBUT HE WRITES THESE WORDS
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  • AS HE SENSES THAT THINGS
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  • ARE ABOUT TO GET MOREDIFFICULT FOR CHRISTIANS.
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  • LOOK AT WHAT HESAYS IN VERSE THREE,
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  • "FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD,
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  • "THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS,
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  • "AND HIS COMMANDMENTSARE NOT BURDENSOME
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  • "FOR WHATEVER IS BORN OFGOD OVERCOMES THE WORLD.
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  • "AND THIS IS THE VICTORY
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  • "THAT HAS OVERCOMETHE WORLD, OUR FAITH.
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  • "AND WHO IS THE ONE WHOOVERCOMES THE WORLD,
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  • "BUT HE WHO BELIEVES THATJESUS IS THE SON OF GOD."
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  • I WANT YOU TO SEE SEVERALTHINGS ABOUT THIS PASSAGE.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THIS IDEAOF BEING AN OVERCOMER,
  • 00:11:22.171 --> 00:11:25.341
  • AN OVERCOMER DOESN'TREFER TO OUR SPECIAL CLASS
  • 00:11:25.374 --> 00:11:29.011
  • OF SUPER SPIRITUAL CHRISTIANS
  • 00:11:29.044 --> 00:11:31.147
  • THAT ONLY SOME ATTAIN TO.
  • 00:11:31.180 --> 00:11:33.749
  • NO, OVERCOMER SHOULD BE THENORM FOR EVERY CHRISTIAN
  • 00:11:33.783 --> 00:11:38.521
  • BECAUSE HE SAYS IN VERSE FIVE,
  • 00:11:38.554 --> 00:11:39.922
  • WHO WAS THE ONE WHO HAS SUCCESSIN OVERCOMING THE WORLD?
  • 00:11:39.955 --> 00:11:43.793
  • IT'S THE ONE WHO BELIEVESTHAT JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD.
  • 00:11:43.826 --> 00:11:48.330
  • IF YOU BELIEVE THATJESUS IS THE SON OF GOD,
  • 00:11:48.364 --> 00:11:51.567
  • THEN YOU HAVE THE POWERYOU NEED TO OVERCOME
  • 00:11:51.600 --> 00:11:54.737
  • THE NEGATIVE SITUATIONSYOU FIND YOURSELF IN.
  • 00:11:54.770 --> 00:11:58.007
  • BUT NOTICE IN THEBIBLE, THE WORD BELIEF
  • 00:11:58.040 --> 00:11:59.842
  • DOESN'T MEAN JUST TO AGREETO A CERTAIN SET OF FACTS
  • 00:11:59.875 --> 00:12:02.745
  • ABOUT JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:12:02.778 --> 00:12:03.979
  • BELIEVE FAITH IS ALWAYSLINKED WITH OBEDIENCE.
  • 00:12:04.013 --> 00:12:08.784
  • YOU KNOW, FAITH MEANSBELIEVING WHAT GOD HAS SAID
  • 00:12:08.818 --> 00:12:12.054
  • AND ACTING ACCORDINGLY.
  • 00:12:12.087 --> 00:12:13.956
  • AND THAT'S WHY IN VERSE THREE,
  • 00:12:13.989 --> 00:12:15.457
  • HE TALKS ABOUT THEONE WHO LOVES GOD,
  • 00:12:15.491 --> 00:12:17.660
  • THE ONE WHO BELIEVES IN CHRIST
  • 00:12:17.693 --> 00:12:19.929
  • IS THE ONE WHO KEEPSGOD'S COMMANDMENTS.
  • 00:12:19.962 --> 00:12:23.365
  • YOU WANNA KNOW WHETHER ORNOT YOU'RE TRULY A BELIEVER?
  • 00:12:23.399 --> 00:12:25.835
  • ASK YOURSELF, ARE YOUKEEPING GOD'S COMMANDMENTS?
  • 00:12:25.868 --> 00:12:29.271
  • THAT'S THE MARK OF A BELIEVER
  • 00:12:29.305 --> 00:12:30.973
  • AND EVERY BELIEVERHAS THE PROMISE
  • 00:12:31.006 --> 00:12:32.942
  • OF BECOMING AN OVERCOMER.
  • 00:12:32.975 --> 00:12:34.710
  • AND NOTICE HE SAYS,FOR GOD'S COMMANDMENTS
  • 00:12:34.743 --> 00:12:37.313
  • ARE NOT BURDENSOME.
  • 00:12:37.346 --> 00:12:40.516
  • LISTEN TO ME THIS MORNING,DON'T LET SATAN DECEIVE YOU.
  • 00:12:40.549 --> 00:12:43.652
  • WE'RE DECEIVED SO MANYTIMES BY THE EVIL ONE
  • 00:12:43.686 --> 00:12:46.722
  • INTO THINKING, OH, GOD'SCOMMANDMENTS ARE SO HARD TO
  • 00:12:46.755 --> 00:12:51.026
  • FOLLOW. AND IF I FOLLOW THEM,OH, IT'S GONNA TO BE SUCH A
  • 00:12:51.060 --> 00:12:54.263
  • BURDEN. AND I'M GONNA BE ROBBEDOF ANY FUN AND ANY JOY IN LIFE
  • 00:12:54.296 --> 00:12:57.499
  • BY FOLLOWING GOD'SCOMMANDMENTS, NO.
  • 00:12:57.533 --> 00:12:59.802
  • GOD'S COMMANDMENTSARE NOT BURDENSOME.
  • 00:12:59.835 --> 00:13:02.605
  • KEEPING THEM IS THE KEY TOEXPERIENCING ETERNAL LIFE,
  • 00:13:02.638 --> 00:13:06.842
  • THE ABUNDANT LIFE GODHAS PLANNED FOR US.
  • 00:13:06.876 --> 00:13:10.045
  • I WAS READING THIS WEEKTHE STORY OF DOMINIC,
  • 00:13:10.079 --> 00:13:13.616
  • AN EIGHT YEAR OLD BOY WHOWENT SKIING WITH HIS DAD,
  • 00:13:13.649 --> 00:13:16.485
  • THEY WERE RIDING A NEW SKI LIFT.
  • 00:13:16.518 --> 00:13:18.854
  • DOMINIC GOT OFF THAT SKI LIFT
  • 00:13:18.888 --> 00:13:21.590
  • AND STARTED GOINGDOWN THE MOUNTAIN
  • 00:13:21.624 --> 00:13:23.792
  • AND HE FOUND HIMSELFON A SKI SLOPE
  • 00:13:23.826 --> 00:13:26.762
  • THAT WASN'T MARKED VERY WELL
  • 00:13:26.795 --> 00:13:28.864
  • AND HE ENDED UP GETTINGLOST FROM HIS FATHER.
  • 00:13:28.898 --> 00:13:31.433
  • HIS FATHER WAS PANICKEDAS HE SEARCHED FOR HIM.
  • 00:13:31.467 --> 00:13:34.236
  • THEY ENLISTED THE SEARCHTEAM OF MORE THAN 90 PEOPLE
  • 00:13:34.270 --> 00:13:37.573
  • WHO WERE LOOKING FOR DOMINIC.
  • 00:13:37.606 --> 00:13:39.541
  • NIGHT CAME AND THEYCOULDN'T SEARCH ANY LONGER
  • 00:13:39.575 --> 00:13:41.810
  • AND THEY GAVE UP THE SEARCH.
  • 00:13:41.844 --> 00:13:43.545
  • THE NEXT MORNING AT DAYBREAK
  • 00:13:43.579 --> 00:13:45.080
  • A HELICOPTER WAS EMPLOYEDAS IT SCOURED THE MOUNTAIN,
  • 00:13:45.114 --> 00:13:49.018
  • THEY LOOKED DOWN AND THEYFOUND FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW.
  • 00:13:49.051 --> 00:13:53.489
  • THEY FOLLOWED THOSEFOOTPRINTS AND FOUND DOMINIC
  • 00:13:53.522 --> 00:13:56.525
  • HUDDLED NEXT TO A LARGE TREEWITH BRANCHES COVERING HIM.
  • 00:13:56.558 --> 00:14:01.397
  • IN AN INTERVIEW LATER ON,
  • 00:14:01.430 --> 00:14:02.698
  • THE SEARCH AND RESCUECOORDINATOR EXPLAINED
  • 00:14:02.731 --> 00:14:05.000
  • WHY THE BOY HAD SURVIVED ANDNOT SUCCUMB TO HYPOTHERMIA.
  • 00:14:05.034 --> 00:14:09.638
  • HIS FATHER HAD HAD ENOUGHFORESIGHT TO TELL HIM,
  • 00:14:09.672 --> 00:14:12.975
  • IF YOU GET LOST,FIND A LARGE TREE,
  • 00:14:13.008 --> 00:14:16.312
  • STAY CLOSE TO ITAND COVER YOURSELF
  • 00:14:16.345 --> 00:14:18.514
  • WITH THE BRANCHES OF THAT TREE.
  • 00:14:18.547 --> 00:14:20.482
  • AND BECAUSE DOMINIC FOLLOWEDHIS FATHER'S INSTRUCTIONS,
  • 00:14:20.516 --> 00:14:24.653
  • HE WAS SAVED.
  • 00:14:24.687 --> 00:14:26.355
  • YOU KNOW THAT'S TRUEWITH GOD'S COMMANDS.
  • 00:14:26.388 --> 00:14:28.123
  • GOD'S COMMANDS WERE NOT METTO RESTRICT US FROM HAPPINESS,
  • 00:14:28.157 --> 00:14:31.560
  • OR TO HURT US, BUTTO KEEP US SAFE
  • 00:14:31.593 --> 00:14:33.996
  • AND ALLOW US TOBECOME OVERCOMERS.
  • 00:14:34.029 --> 00:14:37.066
  • GOD WANTS YOU AND ME TODEVELOP THAT OVERCOMER,
  • 00:14:37.099 --> 00:14:41.370
  • THAT VICTOR MINDSET.
  • 00:14:41.403 --> 00:14:43.839
  • AND ONE OF THE BESTMODELS OF HOW TO DO THAT
  • 00:14:43.872 --> 00:14:46.875
  • IS FOUND IN THE OLD TESTAMENTSTORY OF A MAN NAMED JOSEPH.
  • 00:14:46.909 --> 00:14:53.015
  • I WOULD SAY OUTSIDEOF JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:14:53.048 --> 00:14:55.184
  • THERE IS NO MAN WHO HAS OVERCOME
  • 00:14:55.217 --> 00:14:57.586
  • MORE ADVERSE CIRCUMSTANCESIN HIS LIFE THAN JOSEPH.
  • 00:14:57.619 --> 00:15:02.257
  • JOSEPH COULD HAVEMAINTAINED A VICTIM MINDSET,
  • 00:15:02.291 --> 00:15:08.397
  • HE COULD HAVE SAIDWHY ALWAYS ME?
  • 00:15:08.430 --> 00:15:10.065
  • BUT INSTEAD, HE ALWAYS KEPTTHE ATTITUDE OF A VICTOR.
  • 00:15:10.099 --> 00:15:14.236
  • WE FIND HIS STORY BEGINNINGIN GENESIS 37.
  • 00:15:14.269 --> 00:15:18.273
  • AND THEN THE FEWMINUTES WE HAVE TODAY,
  • 00:15:18.307 --> 00:15:20.442
  • I WANT YOU TO NOTICETHREE SOURCES OF ADVERSITY
  • 00:15:20.476 --> 00:15:23.545
  • THAT CAME INTO JOSEPH'S LIFE,
  • 00:15:23.579 --> 00:15:25.514
  • THAT HAVE PROBABLYOR WILL PROBABLY
  • 00:15:25.547 --> 00:15:27.950
  • COME INTO YOUR LIFE AS WELL.
  • 00:15:27.983 --> 00:15:30.652
  • FIRST OF ALL, JOSEPH WASFACED WITH OVERCOMING
  • 00:15:30.686 --> 00:15:33.689
  • THE UNLOVING ACTIONS,FROM FAMILY MEMBERS.
  • 00:15:33.722 --> 00:15:37.793
  • THE UNLOVING ACTIONSFROM FAMILY MEMBERS.
  • 00:15:37.826 --> 00:15:40.829
  • WE FIND HIS STORYBEGINNING IN GENESIS 37.
  • 00:15:40.863 --> 00:15:43.532
  • LOOK AT VERSES 3 AND 4.
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  • "NOW ISRAEL, THAT ISJOSEPH'S FATHER JACOB,
  • 00:15:45.734 --> 00:15:49.772
  • "LOVED JOSEPH MORETHAN ALL HIS SONS
  • 00:15:49.805 --> 00:15:53.342
  • "BECAUSE HE WAS THESON OF HIS OLD AGE.
  • 00:15:53.375 --> 00:15:55.677
  • "AND SO HE MADE HIMA VARICOLORED TUNIC.
  • 00:15:55.711 --> 00:15:59.081
  • "AND HIS BROTHERSSAW THAT THEIR FATHER
  • 00:15:59.114 --> 00:16:01.116
  • "LOVED HIM MORE THANALL HIS BROTHERS
  • 00:16:01.150 --> 00:16:03.852
  • "AND SO THEY HATED HIM
  • 00:16:03.886 --> 00:16:05.988
  • "AND COULD NOT SPEAK TOHIM ON FRIENDLY TERMS."
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  • PARENTS, RIGHT HERE WE'REGONNA SEE THE DANGERS
  • 00:16:09.024 --> 00:16:11.794
  • OF SHOWING FAVORITISMTOWARD CHILDREN.
  • 00:16:11.827 --> 00:16:14.563
  • YOU ARE SOWING DISCORD ANDUNHAPPINESS IN YOUR FAMILY
  • 00:16:14.596 --> 00:16:17.900
  • THAT WILL GO ON FORGENERATION TO GENERATION.
  • 00:16:17.933 --> 00:16:21.303
  • JACOB, OUT OF SELFISHNESS,
  • 00:16:21.336 --> 00:16:24.206
  • DECIDED TO SHOW FAVORITISMTOWARD HIS SON JOSEPH
  • 00:16:24.239 --> 00:16:28.510
  • AND HE DEMONSTRATEDTHAT FAVORITISM
  • 00:16:28.544 --> 00:16:31.847
  • BY MAKING HIM THISMULTICOLORED GARMENT TO WEAR.
  • 00:16:31.880 --> 00:16:35.884
  • NOW, THIS GARMENT WAS MORETHAN A FASHION STATEMENT.
  • 00:16:35.918 --> 00:16:39.288
  • THE REASON IT WAS SO IMPORTANT
  • 00:16:39.321 --> 00:16:41.190
  • WAS IT DENOTED A PLACE OF HONOR,
  • 00:16:41.223 --> 00:16:43.325
  • A PLACE OF AUTHORITYTHAT JOSEPH,
  • 00:16:43.358 --> 00:16:45.694
  • THE ONE OF THE YOUNGEST WOULDHAVE OVER HIS OLDER BROTHERS.
  • 00:16:45.727 --> 00:16:50.232
  • SO EVERY MORNING,WHEN THEY GOT UP,
  • 00:16:50.265 --> 00:16:52.935
  • THE OLDER BROTHERS PUT ONTHEIR SHEPHERD'S CLOTHES
  • 00:16:52.968 --> 00:16:55.471
  • TO GO OUT AND DEAL WITH THESTINKY SHEEP DAY AFTER DAY.
  • 00:16:55.504 --> 00:16:59.908
  • BUT JOSEPH DIDN'T PUT ONTHE SHEPHERD'S CLOTHES,
  • 00:16:59.942 --> 00:17:02.010
  • HE PUT ON THATMULTICOLORED GARMENT
  • 00:17:02.044 --> 00:17:04.413
  • AND LOUNGED AROUND THEHOUSE DAY IN AND DAY OUT.
  • 00:17:04.446 --> 00:17:08.517
  • NO WONDER HISBROTHERS RESENTED HIM.
  • 00:17:08.550 --> 00:17:11.787
  • ONE DAY AND YOUREMEMBER THE STORY,
  • 00:17:11.820 --> 00:17:14.056
  • JACOB TOLD JOSEPH, HEWANTED HIM TO GO OUT
  • 00:17:14.089 --> 00:17:16.391
  • AND CHECK ON HIS BROTHERS.
  • 00:17:16.425 --> 00:17:18.393
  • AND SO WHEN HISBROTHER SAW HIM COMING
  • 00:17:18.427 --> 00:17:20.562
  • IN THAT GARMENTTHEY HATED SO MUCH,
  • 00:17:20.596 --> 00:17:23.298
  • THEY PLOTTED TO KILL HIM.
  • 00:17:23.332 --> 00:17:25.267
  • BUT REUBEN INTERVENED ONHIS BEHALF, HIS BROTHER,
  • 00:17:25.300 --> 00:17:28.337
  • AND RUBEN SAID,LET'S NOT KILL HIM,
  • 00:17:28.370 --> 00:17:30.272
  • LET'S JUST THROW HIMIN THIS PIT OVER HERE.
  • 00:17:30.305 --> 00:17:32.908
  • SO THEY THREW HIM IN APIT WHILE THEY HAD LUNCH.
  • 00:17:32.941 --> 00:17:36.612
  • AND BEHOLD, A GROUP OFISHMAELITES TRADERS CAME, A
  • 00:17:36.645 --> 00:17:40.516
  • CARAVAN. AND ONE OF THE OTHERBROTHERS, JUDAH, SAID,
  • 00:17:40.549 --> 00:17:43.185
  • WE CAN MAKE SOMESHEKELS OUT OF THIS
  • 00:17:43.218 --> 00:17:45.020
  • AND SO THEY SOLD THEIR BROTHERFOR 20 PIECES OF SILVER.
  • 00:17:45.053 --> 00:17:51.160
  • I WANT YOU TO NOTICESOMETHING ABOUT JOSEPH,
  • 00:17:51.193 --> 00:17:53.295
  • HOW QUICKLY HIS LIFECIRCUMSTANCE CHANGED.
  • 00:17:53.328 --> 00:17:57.032
  • THAT MORNING HE HAD BEENIN THE PLACE OF PRIVILEGE
  • 00:17:57.065 --> 00:18:00.335
  • AND AN INSTANT HEFOUND HIMSELF IN A PIT.
  • 00:18:00.369 --> 00:18:04.573
  • HAVE YOU EVERNOTICED HOW QUICKLY
  • 00:18:04.606 --> 00:18:06.308
  • YOUR LIFE CIRCUMSTANCESCAN CHANGE?
  • 00:18:06.341 --> 00:18:10.045
  • HOW OUT OF NOWHERE ADVERSITYCAN COME INTO YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:18:10.078 --> 00:18:14.349
  • YOU GET UP AND YOU GO TOWORK LIKE YOU DO EVERY DAY
  • 00:18:14.383 --> 00:18:17.319
  • AND THERE'S A PINKSLIP WAITING FOR YOU
  • 00:18:17.352 --> 00:18:19.254
  • TELLING YOU YOUR SERVICESARE NO LONGER NEEDED.
  • 00:18:19.288 --> 00:18:22.925
  • OR YOU GO TO THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE
  • 00:18:22.958 --> 00:18:25.027
  • TO GET THE RESULTS OF YOURPHYSICAL ROUTINE, RIGHT?
  • 00:18:25.060 --> 00:18:29.031
  • THE DOCTOR ISN'T SMILING,
  • 00:18:29.064 --> 00:18:30.499
  • HE'S FROWNING WHEN HEGIVES THE BAD NEWS TO YOU.
  • 00:18:30.532 --> 00:18:34.503
  • I THINK ABOUT OUR WONDERFULSTAFF MEMBER RON CRESWELL,
  • 00:18:34.536 --> 00:18:38.707
  • ONE OF THE MOSTVALUABLE, FAITHFUL,
  • 00:18:38.740 --> 00:18:40.642
  • STAFF MEMBERS WE'VEHAD HERE FOR DECADES.
  • 00:18:40.676 --> 00:18:43.178
  • HE'S GIVEN HIS LIFEFOR THIS CHURCH.
  • 00:18:43.212 --> 00:18:46.081
  • FRIDAY MORNING HE GETSUP WITH HIS WIFE, PAM.
  • 00:18:46.114 --> 00:18:49.218
  • BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON,GOD HAS CALLED PAM HOME
  • 00:18:49.251 --> 00:18:53.188
  • TO BE WITH HIM, IN AN INSTANTHIS WHOLE LIFE WAS CHANGED.
  • 00:18:53.222 --> 00:18:58.060
  • THAT'S THE WAY ITWAS FOR JOSEPH.
  • 00:18:58.093 --> 00:19:00.862
  • AND YET IN GENESIS 39:2 IT SAYS,
  • 00:19:00.896 --> 00:19:03.865
  • "AND THE LORD WAS WITH JOSEPH."
  • 00:19:03.899 --> 00:19:07.603
  • YOU FIND THAT CONTINUALLYTHROUGHOUT JOSEPH'S LIFE.
  • 00:19:07.636 --> 00:19:10.806
  • NO MATTER WHAT COMES HISWAY, THE LORD WAS WITH HIM.
  • 00:19:10.839 --> 00:19:14.843
  • THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT UNLOVINGACTIONS FROM FAMILY MEMBERS
  • 00:19:14.876 --> 00:19:19.114
  • THAT CUT US AND CUT US DEEPLY.
  • 00:19:19.147 --> 00:19:21.950
  • BUT IT DOESN'T UNDO JOSEPH.
  • 00:19:21.984 --> 00:19:23.986
  • NEXT WE SEE HIM OVERCOMING
  • 00:19:24.019 --> 00:19:25.821
  • UNDESERVED ACCUSATIONSFROM OTHERS.
  • 00:19:25.854 --> 00:19:29.358
  • OVERCOMING UNDESERVEDACCUSATIONS FOR OTHERS,
  • 00:19:29.391 --> 00:19:32.461
  • JOSEPH WAS SOLD AS A SLAVE,HE ENDED UP IN EGYPT,
  • 00:19:32.494 --> 00:19:36.365
  • WHERE HE WAS SOLD TO A MAN
  • 00:19:36.398 --> 00:19:38.100
  • WHOSE NAME WAS POTIPHAR.
  • 00:19:38.133 --> 00:19:39.901
  • YOU REMEMBER POTIPHARWAS THE CAPTAIN
  • 00:19:39.935 --> 00:19:42.137
  • OF THE BODY GUARD FOR PHARAOH,
  • 00:19:42.170 --> 00:19:44.273
  • HE HAD A VERY HIGH POSITION.
  • 00:19:44.306 --> 00:19:46.508
  • AND JOSEPH DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF
  • 00:19:46.541 --> 00:19:49.378
  • BY HIS DILIGENT WORKIN POTIPHAR'S HOUSE.
  • 00:19:49.411 --> 00:19:51.980
  • POTIPHAR NOTICED THATAND HE PROMOTED HIM
  • 00:19:52.014 --> 00:19:54.283
  • TO BE IN CHARGE OF ALLOF POTIPHAR'S HOUSEHOLD.
  • 00:19:54.316 --> 00:19:57.552
  • EVERYTHING WAS UNDERJOSEPH'S CONTROL.
  • 00:19:57.586 --> 00:20:01.456
  • THE ONLY THING OFF LIMITSTO JOSEPH WAS MRS. POTIPHAR.
  • 00:20:01.490 --> 00:20:07.829
  • UNFORTUNATELY MRS. POTIPHANEVER GOT THE MEMO,
  • 00:20:07.863 --> 00:20:10.132
  • 'CAUSE SHE DIDN'T REALIZEJOSEPH WAS OFF LIMITS TO HER.
  • 00:20:10.165 --> 00:20:14.670
  • AND SO SHE IMMEDIATELYSTARTED TO SEDUCE JOSEPH.
  • 00:20:14.703 --> 00:20:19.508
  • DAY AFTER DAY SHE WOULDTRY TO SEDUCE HIM.
  • 00:20:19.541 --> 00:20:23.045
  • ON ONE OCCASION, SHESAID TO HIM, LIE WITH ME,
  • 00:20:23.078 --> 00:20:26.448
  • WHICH IN HEBREW MEANSHAVE SEX WITH ME.
  • 00:20:26.481 --> 00:20:29.284
  • AND WE'RE HIS REPLYIN GENESIS 39:9,
  • 00:20:29.318 --> 00:20:32.120
  • HOW COULD I DO SUCH AN EVILTHING AND SIN AGAINST GOD?
  • 00:20:32.154 --> 00:20:40.228
  • JOSEPH MADE IT OUT OF THAT ONE.
  • 00:20:40.262 --> 00:20:43.031
  • HE NEVER HAD TO SUFFERTHAT AGAIN, RIGHT?
  • 00:20:43.065 --> 00:20:45.801
  • WRONG.
  • 00:20:45.834 --> 00:20:47.235
  • DON'T EVER THINK JUSTBECAUSE YOU'VE SUCCESSFULLY
  • 00:20:47.269 --> 00:20:49.404
  • BATTLED TEMPTATION ONETIME, THAT IT'S OVER.
  • 00:20:49.438 --> 00:20:53.141
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THAT MRS.POTIPHAR CAME TO JOSEPH
  • 00:20:53.175 --> 00:20:56.545
  • DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY.
  • 00:20:56.578 --> 00:21:00.248
  • THAT'S HOW TEMPTATION COMES.
  • 00:21:00.282 --> 00:21:02.284
  • AND FINALLY ON ONE DAY,
  • 00:21:02.317 --> 00:21:03.785
  • WHEN ALL THE OTHER SERVANTSWERE RAN OUT OF THE HOUSE,
  • 00:21:03.819 --> 00:21:06.088
  • SHE WAS ALONE WITH JOSEPH.
  • 00:21:06.121 --> 00:21:07.989
  • AND SHE GRABBEDHIM BY THE SHOULDER
  • 00:21:08.023 --> 00:21:09.958
  • AND SHE SAID, LIE WITH ME.
  • 00:21:09.991 --> 00:21:12.494
  • HOW DID JOSEPH RESPOND?
  • 00:21:12.527 --> 00:21:14.663
  • HE SAID MRS. POTIPHAR
  • 00:21:14.696 --> 00:21:16.231
  • I SENSE YOU HAVE SOME GREATUNMET NEED IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:21:16.264 --> 00:21:18.633
  • AND I'D LIKE TO PRAYFOR YOU RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:21:18.667 --> 00:21:20.168
  • CAN WE JUST PRAY TOGETHER HERE?
  • 00:21:20.202 --> 00:21:22.738
  • NO.
  • 00:21:22.771 --> 00:21:24.139
  • NO, HE KNEW THATSITUATION WAS TOO HOT
  • 00:21:24.172 --> 00:21:26.808
  • FOR HIS HEBREWHORMONES TO HANDLE.
  • 00:21:26.842 --> 00:21:29.344
  • AND HE DID THE MOSTSPIRITUAL THING HE COULD DO.
  • 00:21:29.378 --> 00:21:31.680
  • HE RAN AS FAST AS HE COULDIN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION.
  • 00:21:31.713 --> 00:21:36.251
  • IN FACT HE LEFT SO QUICKLY
  • 00:21:36.284 --> 00:21:38.653
  • SHE WAS LEFT WITH JUST A PIECEOF HIS GARMENT IN HER HAND.
  • 00:21:38.687 --> 00:21:43.191
  • AND THEN THE TIMEOF RECKONING CAME,
  • 00:21:43.225 --> 00:21:45.527
  • MR. POTIPHAR CAME HOME.
  • 00:21:45.560 --> 00:21:48.830
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:21:48.864 --> 00:21:54.336
  • JOSEPH COULD HAVEMAINTAINED A VICTIM MINDSET
  • 00:21:54.369 --> 00:21:57.372
  • THROUGHOUT HIS ORDEALS.
  • 00:21:57.406 --> 00:21:59.141
  • ONE PREDICAMENT AFTERANOTHER WOULD BRING HIM LOWER
  • 00:21:59.174 --> 00:22:02.511
  • AND LOWER UNTIL HEEVENTUALLY FOUND HIMSELF
  • 00:22:02.544 --> 00:22:05.180
  • FORGOTTEN IN AN EGYPTIAN PRISON.
  • 00:22:05.213 --> 00:22:08.283
  • BUT IN SPITE OF HISPAINFUL CIRCUMSTANCES,
  • 00:22:08.316 --> 00:22:10.719
  • JOSEPH ALWAYS KEPT THEATTITUDE OF A VICTOR.
  • 00:22:10.752 --> 00:22:15.724
  • BEFORE WE WRAP UP FOR THE DAY,
  • 00:22:15.757 --> 00:22:17.259
  • LET ME REMIND YOU THAT YOUR GIFT
  • 00:22:17.292 --> 00:22:19.161
  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORYCHANGES LIVES.
  • 00:22:19.194 --> 00:22:22.397
  • I RECENTLY RECEIVED ANOTE FROM A YOUNG MAN
  • 00:22:22.431 --> 00:22:24.933
  • WHO LISTENS TO PATHWAY TOVICTORY IN MISSISSIPPI.
  • 00:22:24.966 --> 00:22:28.303
  • HE WRITES, "DR. JEFFRESS,I'VE HEARD SO MANY SERMONS
  • 00:22:28.336 --> 00:22:31.773
  • "ON SEXUAL IMMORALITYOVER THE YEARS,
  • 00:22:31.807 --> 00:22:34.609
  • "BUT YOURS HIT ME THE HARDEST.
  • 00:22:34.643 --> 00:22:36.778
  • "I'VE STRUGGLED WITH APORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION
  • 00:22:36.812 --> 00:22:39.448
  • "AND IT'S AFFECTED MY MARRIAGE.
  • 00:22:39.481 --> 00:22:41.583
  • "THE SCENARIO YOU GAVEABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 00:22:41.616 --> 00:22:44.152
  • "WATCHING MY ACTIVITIESHAS FREED ME.
  • 00:22:44.186 --> 00:22:47.823
  • "I HOPE GOD CONTINUESTO BLESS YOUR MINISTRY
  • 00:22:47.856 --> 00:22:50.759
  • "AND THAT THIS MINISTRYWILL REACH MORE PEOPLE
  • 00:22:50.792 --> 00:22:53.094
  • "JUST LIKE ME."
  • 00:22:53.128 --> 00:22:55.330
  • WELL, MEN AND WOMEN ALL OVER
  • 00:22:55.363 --> 00:22:57.265
  • ARE FINDING VICTORY IN CHRISTTHROUGH PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:22:57.299 --> 00:23:01.236
  • SO THANK YOU FOR BECOMING AFINANCIAL PARTNER WITH US.
  • 00:23:01.269 --> 00:23:04.840
  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFTSTO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:23:04.873 --> 00:23:08.510
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF HIS WORD.
  • 00:23:08.543 --> 00:23:10.745
  • NOW, STAY RIGHT THERE,I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE
  • 00:23:10.779 --> 00:23:13.248
  • PATHWAY TO VICTORYIN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:13.281 --> 00:23:17.586
  • [ANNOUNCER] CHRISTIANSTODAY ARE FACING
  • 00:23:17.619 --> 00:23:19.020
  • RELENTLESS ATTACKS FROMAN UNGODLY CULTURE,
  • 00:23:19.054 --> 00:23:21.723
  • A FORMIDABLE SPIRITUAL ENEMY
  • 00:23:21.756 --> 00:23:23.258
  • AND OUR OWN SINFUL NATURE.
  • 00:23:23.291 --> 00:23:25.126
  • WE CANNOT AFFORD TO SURRENDER.
  • 00:23:25.160 --> 00:23:27.295
  • LEARN HOW TO STAYSTRONG IN YOUR FAITH
  • 00:23:27.329 --> 00:23:30.432
  • WITH 'COURAGEOUS, 10STRATEGIES FOR THRIVING
  • 00:23:30.465 --> 00:23:31.600
  • IN A HOSTILE WORLD."
  • 00:23:31.633 --> 00:23:32.701
  • DR. JEFFRESS'S BOLDEST BOOK YET.
  • 00:23:32.734 --> 00:23:34.669
  • PEOPLE WHO SURVIVED LIFETHREATENING SITUATIONS
  • 00:23:34.703 --> 00:23:37.839
  • HAVE TWO THINGS IN COMMON,
  • 00:23:37.873 --> 00:23:39.941
  • A DIFFERENT RESPONSE TO TROUBLES
  • 00:23:39.975 --> 00:23:42.210
  • AND A DIFFERENTPERSPECTIVE ON LIFE.
  • 00:23:42.244 --> 00:23:44.980
  • AND IN MY NEW BOOK "COURAGEOUS,"
  • 00:23:45.013 --> 00:23:47.048
  • I'LL GIVE YOU THEBIBLICAL TOOLS YOU NEED
  • 00:23:47.082 --> 00:23:49.651
  • TO CONQUER WHATEVERCHALLENGES COME YOUR WAY.
  • 00:23:49.684 --> 00:23:52.521
  • THIS IS THE MOSTIMPORTANT AND BOLDEST BOOK
  • 00:23:52.554 --> 00:23:55.590
  • I'VE EVER WRITTEN.
  • 00:23:55.624 --> 00:23:57.058
  • [ANNOUNCER] LIEUTENANTCOLONEL OLIVER NORTH SAYS,
  • 00:23:57.092 --> 00:23:58.326
  • "IF YOU ARE A FOLLOWEROF JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:23:58.360 --> 00:24:00.161
  • "THIS IS A MUST READ BOOK."
  • 00:24:00.195 --> 00:24:02.297
  • REQUEST YOUR HARDCOVERCOPY OF COURAGEOUS
  • 00:24:02.330 --> 00:24:04.833
  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:24:04.866 --> 00:24:07.569
  • AS AN ADDED BONUS,WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU
  • 00:24:07.602 --> 00:24:09.638
  • 10 COURAGEOUSENCOURAGEMENT CARDS,
  • 00:24:09.671 --> 00:24:11.473
  • KEEP THEM WITH YOU FORSUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT
  • 00:24:11.506 --> 00:24:14.142
  • WHEN YOU NEED TO BE COURAGEOUS.
  • 00:24:14.175 --> 00:24:15.877
  • PLUS, WHEN YOU GIVE $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:24:15.911 --> 00:24:18.413
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOUTHE COMPLETE UNEDITED
  • 00:24:18.446 --> 00:24:20.715
  • COURAGEOUS TEACHINGSERIES ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:24:20.749 --> 00:24:24.052
  • SATAN HAS A PLAN TODESTROY YOUR MARRIAGE,
  • 00:24:24.085 --> 00:24:26.688
  • A PLAN TO CAUSE YOUR CHILDRENTO REBEL AGAINST GOD,
  • 00:24:26.721 --> 00:24:29.958
  • A PLAN TO CAUSE YOU TO LOSEYOUR WITNESS FOR JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:24:29.991 --> 00:24:32.627
  • HOW CAN WE SURVIVEMUCH LESS THRIVE
  • 00:24:32.661 --> 00:24:35.463
  • IN THAT KIND OF ENVIRONMENT?
  • 00:24:35.497 --> 00:24:37.265
  • WE CAN LIVE OURFAITH COURAGEOUSLY
  • 00:24:37.299 --> 00:24:39.968
  • [ANNOUNCER] DON'T ALLOW YOURSELF
  • 00:24:40.001 --> 00:24:41.002
  • TO BECOME SIDELINED BY FEAR.
  • 00:24:41.036 --> 00:24:42.904
  • REQUEST YOUR COPY OF THECOURAGEOUS RESOURCES TODAY
  • 00:24:42.938 --> 00:24:46.141
  • FROM PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:24:46.174 --> 00:24:49.844
  • GOD DOESN'T PROMISETO RELIEVE US
  • 00:24:49.878 --> 00:24:51.947
  • OF DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 00:24:51.980 --> 00:24:53.548
  • BUT HE DOES PROMISE TOHELP US THROUGH THEM.
  • 00:24:53.582 --> 00:24:57.586
  • LIKE WE LEARNED INSURVIVAL TIP NUMBER THREE,
  • 00:24:57.619 --> 00:25:00.055
  • TAKE INVENTORY.
  • 00:25:00.088 --> 00:25:02.190
  • WE HAVE ALL THERESOURCES WE NEED
  • 00:25:02.223 --> 00:25:04.492
  • TO EMERGE VICTORIOUSFROM ANY TRIAL WE FACE.
  • 00:25:04.526 --> 00:25:08.530
  • BUT FIRST WE NEED TODEVELOP THE RIGHT ATTITUDE.
  • 00:25:08.563 --> 00:25:11.266
  • REMEMBER, AN OVERCOMER DOESN'TREFER TO A SPECIAL CLASS
  • 00:25:11.299 --> 00:25:15.570
  • OF SUPER SPIRITUAL CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:25:15.604 --> 00:25:17.772
  • NO, AN OVERCOMERSHOULD BE THE NORM
  • 00:25:17.806 --> 00:25:21.142
  • FOR EVERY FOLLOWEROF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:25:21.176 --> 00:25:24.346
  • AND NEXT TIME WE'LLCONTINUE TO SEE
  • 00:25:24.379 --> 00:25:26.381
  • WHAT THE STORY OFJOSEPH HAS TO TEACH US
  • 00:25:26.414 --> 00:25:28.950
  • ABOUT DEVELOPING AVICTOR'S MINDSET.
  • 00:25:28.984 --> 00:25:32.687
  • NOW, STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW
  • 00:25:32.721 --> 00:25:34.155
  • OF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXTTIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:34.189 --> 00:25:39.761
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY, WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:25:39.794 --> 00:25:41.630
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:41.663 --> 00:25:44.132
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BYSENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:25:44.165 --> 00:25:46.234
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'SBRAND NEW BOOK,
  • 00:25:46.267 --> 00:25:48.003
  • "COURAGEOUS, 10 STRATEGIES FORTHRIVING IN A HOSTILE WORLD."
  • 00:25:48.036 --> 00:25:51.940
  • PLUS, THE COURAGEOUSENCOURAGEMENT CARDS
  • 00:25:51.973 --> 00:25:54.142
  • ARE OUR GIFT TO YOU SIMPLYFOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:25:54.175 --> 00:25:57.078
  • AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:57.112 --> 00:25:58.747
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:25:58.780 --> 00:26:01.549
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETECOURAGEOUS TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:26:01.583 --> 00:26:04.686
  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:26:04.719 --> 00:26:06.821
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:06.855 --> 00:26:09.024
  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:09.057 --> 00:26:10.925
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING,WRITING OR GOING ONLINE
  • 00:26:10.959 --> 00:26:13.595
  • TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:13.628 --> 00:26:14.829
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:14.863 --> 00:26:18.933
  • NOW SOME OF YOU MIGHT BE SAYING,
  • 00:26:18.967 --> 00:26:20.402
  • WELL, MY STORY REALLYDOESN'T PARALLEL JOSEPH'S,
  • 00:26:20.435 --> 00:26:23.371
  • BUT I BET YOU'VE BEENON THE RECEIVING END
  • 00:26:23.405 --> 00:26:25.707
  • OF SOME OF THE PROBLEMSJOSEPH EXPERIENCED.
  • 00:26:25.740 --> 00:26:29.377
  • YOU'VE BEEN ON THE RECEIVING END
  • 00:26:29.411 --> 00:26:30.979
  • OF UNLOVING ACTIONSBY A FAMILY MEMBER.
  • 00:26:31.012 --> 00:26:35.383
  • HOW DO YOU OVERCOMETHOSE SITUATIONS?
  • 00:26:35.417 --> 00:26:38.653
  • IN A WORD, IT'STHROUGH TENACITY.
  • 00:26:38.687 --> 00:26:42.924
  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:26:42.957 --> 00:26:45.260
  • FOR PART TWO OF SURVIVALTIP NUMBER FOUR,
  • 00:26:45.293 --> 00:26:47.996
  • DEVELOP A VICTOR NOTA VICTIM MINDSET,
  • 00:26:48.029 --> 00:26:51.166
  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:51.199 --> 00:26:53.101
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:26:53.134 --> 00:26:57.138
  • AS MUCH AS 1/5 OFSCRIPTURE CONSISTS OF
  • 00:26:58.273 --> 00:27:00.875
  • PROPHECY AND I WANT TOSHOW YOU THE ACTUAL PLACES
  • 00:27:00.909 --> 00:27:04.279
  • IN ISRAEL WHERE THESEPROPHECIES WILL UNFOLD ON THE
  • 00:27:04.312 --> 00:27:07.449
  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY BIBLICALPROPHECY TOUR OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:27:07.482 --> 00:27:11.352
  • STAND ON THEMOUNT OF OLIVES,
  • 00:27:11.386 --> 00:27:12.921
  • WALK THE STREETSOF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:27:12.954 --> 00:27:14.989
  • LOOK OUT OVER THE VALLEYOF ARMAGEDDON
  • 00:27:15.023 --> 00:27:16.991
  • DISCOVERING THE IMPACT OF THESEHISTORIC PLACES ON YOUR
  • 00:27:17.025 --> 00:27:20.595
  • FAITH AND YOUR FUTURE.
  • 00:27:20.628 --> 00:27:22.030
  • JOIN US ON THE PATHWAY TOVICTORY BIBLICAL PROPHECY
  • 00:27:22.063 --> 00:27:24.466
  • TOUR OF ISRAEL,MARCH 2-12, 2021.
  • 00:27:24.499 --> 00:27:29.010