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January 10, 2021
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Pastor and Evangelist Greg Laurie teaches the simple yet life changing message of the Gospel.

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  • FAR TOO OFTEN WE SEENONBELIEVERS AS THE ENEMY.
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  • WHY? WELL BECAUSE THEYDO WICKED THINGS.
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  • WICKED PEOPLE DOWICKED THINGS.
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  • NEWSFLASH: YOU USEDTO BE ONE OF THEM.
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  • I USED TO BE ONE OF THEM.
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  • WE SAID THINGSTHAT WERE MEAN.
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  • WE HASSLED PEOPLE THATHAD FAITH, PERHAPS.
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  • AND SO NOW WE ARE ON THERECEIVING END OF IT AND WE
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  • SAY "THOSE WICKED PEOPLE.MAY GOD JUDGE THEM."
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  • NO. JESUS SAW THEM ASCONFUSED AND HELPLESS
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  • LIKE SHEEPWITHOUT A SHEPHERD.
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  • NONBELIEVERS ARENOT THE ENEMY.
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  • NONBELIEVERS AREUNDER THE CONTROL
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  • OF THE REAL ENEMYWHO IS SATAN.
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  • ♪♪♪♪
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  • [Phil Wickham: This is the Day]♪ THIS IS THE DAY
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  • ♪ WHEN THE LOST ARE FOUND.
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  • ♪ THIS IS THE DAY FORA NEW BEGINNING. ♪
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  • ♪ AMAZING GRACE HOWSWEET THE SOUND. ♪
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  • ♪ O CAN YOU HEAR ALL THEANGELS ARE SINGING THIS ♪
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  • ♪ IS THE DAY THE DAYWHEN LIFE BEGINS. ♪
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  • YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE USESTHE WORD "SAVED" A LOT.
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  • THIS IS A WORD THATHAS MAYBE FALLEN
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  • OUT OF FASHION A BIT.
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  • WE DON'T SEE IT AS MUCH ASWE USED TO, BUT ACTUALLY
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  • IS IT NOT THE PERFECTWORD TO DESCRIBE
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  • WHAT IT MEANS TOBE A CHRISTIAN?
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  • TO BE SAVED.IT'S A DRAMATIC WORD.
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  • IT'S A WORD YOU'LL READ INA NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ABOUT
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  • A FIREFIGHTER WHOWENT INTO A BURNING
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  • BUILDING AND SAVED A PERSON.
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  • AND THE BIBLE TELLS USTHAT GOD HAS SAVED US.
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  • AND YOU USED TO SEE ONCHURCHES BIG SIGNS THAT
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  • WOULD SAY: JESUS SAVES.
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  • I LOVE THAT BECAUSETHAT'S SO TRUE.
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  • JESUS SAVES AND THAT'SEXACTLY WHAT HE DOES.
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  • THERE MAY HAVE BEEN A TIMEWHEN MORE FOLKS WOULD WALK
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  • UP TO NONBELIEVERS ANDACTUALLY ASK THEM THE
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  • QUESTION: ARE YOU SAVED?
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  • BUT I DON'T KNOW IF WEWOULD USE THAT EXPRESSION
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  • AS MUCH TODAY AS WE USEDTO, BUT I THINK WE OUGHT
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  • TO BECAUSE IT'SVERY ACCURATE.
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  • ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE,YOU ARE EITHER
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  • SAVED OR YOU ARE LOST.
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  • YOU ARE EITHER BORN AGAINOR YOU ARE SPIRITUALLY DEAD.
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  • ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE,YOU ARE EITHER HEADED
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  • TO HEAVEN OR YOU'REHEADED TO HELL.
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  • NOW, I KNOW THAT'S NOTPOLITICALLY CORRECT TO SAY
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  • IN THIS DAY AND AGE, BUTIT IS BIBLICALLY CORRECT
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  • AND NOTHING HASCHANGED IN THE BIBLE
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  • THE LAST TIME I CHECKED.
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  • SO WE WANT TO ALL MAKESURE THAT WE ARE SAVED
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  • AND WE WANT TO DO EVERYTHINGWE CAN TO HELP OUR NEIGHBORS,
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  • AND OUR FAMILY,AND OUR FRIENDS,
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  • AND PEOPLE WE KNOWTO BE SAVED AS WELL.
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  • SO HERE IN ROMANS 10, PAULTELLS US HOW PEOPLE ARE
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  • SAVED AND HE ALSO TELLSUS WE SHOULD CARE ENOUGH
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  • SO OTHER PEOPLE CANBE SAVED AS WELL.
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  • SO IF YOU'RE TAKING NOTESHERE IS POINT NUMBER ONE:
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  • SO WHEN WE'RE THINKINGOF SHARING OUR FAITH,
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  • WE USUALLY THINK ABOUT HOWSHOULD I START THE CONVERSATION?
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  • HOW SHOULD I KINDOF ENGAGE THEM?
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  • AND YOU KNOW, REALLY THEFIRST THING YOU SHOULD DO
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  • BEFORE YOU TALK TO SOMEONEABOUT JESUS IS PRAY FOR THEM.
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  • PRAY FOR THEM.
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  • AND WHAT KIND OFPRAYER DO YOU PRAY?
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  • YOU PRAY THAT THE LORDWOULD OPEN THEIR SPIRITUAL
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  • EYES AND YOU PRAY THAT GODWOULD SOFTEN THEIR HEART
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  • AND YOU PRAY THAT THEYWOULD BE RECEPTIVE TO
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  • THE MESSAGE THAT YOUARE ABOUT TO BRING.
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  • LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN.
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  • WE DON'T SIMPLY PRAYBEFORE WE WORK.
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  • PRAYER IS THE WORK;THEN GOD WORKS.
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  • IT'S BEEN SAID THE BATTLEIS WON ON THE KNEES,
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  • SO PRAY FOR PEOPLE.
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  • NOW, HOW MANY OF YOUKNOW PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT
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  • CHRISTIANS THAT YOU WOULDLIKE TO SEE COME TO FAITH?
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  • OKAY. RAISE YOUR HAND.
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  • NOW, HOW MANY OFYOU HAVE PRAYED FOR
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  • THOSE PEOPLE BY NAME?
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  • THAT'S GOOD. DO THAT.DO THAT A LOT.
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  • PRAY BEFORE YOU START ANYCONVERSATIONS AND THAT'S
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  • EXACTLY WHAT PAUL ISSAYING HERE IN ROMANS 10:1.
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  • HE SAYS, "DEAR BROTHERSAND SISTERS, THE LONGING
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  • OF MY HEART AND MY PRAYERTO GOD IS FOR THE PEOPLE
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  • OF ISRAEL TO BE SAVED."THAT WAS HIS PRAYER AND
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  • HE WAS SAYING, "LORD, THISIS WHAT I WANT MORE THAN
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  • ANYTHING ELSE," AND THISIS WHAT JESUS TOLD US
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  • TO DO, "WHEN HE SAW THECROWDS, HE HAD COMPASSION
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  • ON THEM, BECAUSE THEY WERECONFUSED AND THEY WERE
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  • HELPLESS AND THEY WERELIKE SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD.
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  • AND HE SAID TO HISDISCIPLES, "THE HARVEST
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  • IS GREAT BUT THE WORKERS AREFEW, SO PRAY TO THE LORD
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  • WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THEHARVEST AND ASK HIM TO
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  • SEND MORE WORKERS INTOTHE HARVEST." I LOVE THIS.
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  • ESPECIALLY WHEN IT SAYSTHAT HE LOOKED AT THE
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  • MULTITUDES AND HE SAW THEMAS CONFUSED AND HELPLESS.
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  • FAR TOO OFTEN WE SEENONBELIEVERS AS THE ENEMY.
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  • WHY? WELL, BECAUSE THEYDO WICKED THINGS.
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  • WICKED PEOPLE DOWICKED THINGS.
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  • NEWSFLASH: YOU USEDTO BE ONE OF THEM.
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  • I USED TO BEONE OF THEM.
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  • WE SAID THINGSTHAT WERE MEAN.
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  • WE HASSLED PEOPLE THATHAD FAITH PERHAPS.
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  • SO NOW WE ARE ON THERECEIVING END OF IT AND WE
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  • SAY, "THOSE WICKED PEOPLE,MAY GOD JUDGE THEM."
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  • NO, JESUS SAW THEM ASCONFUSED AND HELPLESS LIKE
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  • SHEEP WITHOUTA SHEPHERD.
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  • NONBELIEVERS ARENOT THE ENEMY.
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  • NONBELIEVERS AREUNDER THE CONTROL
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  • OF THE REAL ENEMYWHO IS SATAN.
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  • THE BIBLE TELLS US IN 2CORINTHIANS 4:4, "THE GOD
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  • OF THIS WORLD [THAT'S THEDEVIL] HAS BLINDED THE
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  • EYES OF THOSE WHO DO NOTBELIEVE." BUT SOMETIMES
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  • WE THINK OF THEM AS THEENEMY AND ACTUALLY WE DON'T
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  • EVEN WANT THEM TO BE SAVED.
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  • THAT REMINDS MEOF OLD JONAH.
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  • YOU KNOW, JONAHWAS CALLED BY GOD
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  • TO GO PREACH TO THE NINEVITES.THEY LIVED IN NINEVEH
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  • WHICH WAS THECAPITAL OF ASSYRIA.
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  • THESE WERE THE AVOWED ENEMIESOF THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
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  • IT WOULD BE LIKE IRAN,PERHAPS, TODAY WHO WANTS
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  • TO DESTROY THE JEWISHPEOPLE AND HAS THREATENED
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  • ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS TOWANT TO WIPE THEM OFF
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  • THE FACE OF THE PLANET.
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  • SO HERE IS JONAH CALLEDBY GOD TO GO TO NINEVEH.
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  • NORMALLY, HEBREW PROPHETSONLY PREACHED TO HEBREW PEOPLE.
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE ANYINSTANCES TO SPEAK OF
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  • APART FROM JONAH, A COUPLEMAYBE, WHERE A HEBREW
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  • PROPHET WAS CALLED TO GOTO A DISTANT LAND AND TELL
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  • THE PEOPLE TO REPENT BUTTHAT'S EXACTLY WHAT GOD
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  • TOLD JONAH TO DO ANDJONAH DIDN'T WANT TO GO.
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  • YOU SAY, "WHY?"
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  • BECAUSE HE WAS AFRAIDTHAT HE WOULD FAIL?
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  • NO, HE WAS AFRAID HE WOULDSUCCEED AND HE DIDN'T WANT
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  • THESE PEOPLE TO BELIEVE.
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  • IT WAS HIS HOPE THATGOD WOULD ERADICATE THE
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  • NINEVITES AND THE NATIONOF ASSYRIA FROM THE FACE
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  • OF THE EARTH AND THAT'SONE LESS ENEMY ISRAEL
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  • HAS TO DEAL WITH.
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  • HE DID NOT WANT TO GOBECAUSE HE KNEW THE NATURE
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  • OF GOD, AND IN FACT, WHENHE WENT TO PREACH TO THEM
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  • AND THEY DID REPENT OFTHEIR SIN, JONAH WAS
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  • KIND OF MAD AT THE LORD.
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  • HE SAID TO THEM IN JONAH4:2 HE COMPLAINED TO GOD
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  • AND SAID, "BEFORE I LEFTHOME, DIDN'T I SAY THIS
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  • IS WHAT YOU WOULD DO?
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  • THIS IS WHY I RAN AWAYTO TARSUS BECAUSE I KNEW
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  • YOU'RE A GRACIOUS ANDCOMPASSIONATE GOD.
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  • SLOW TO GET ANGRY AND YOU'REFILLED WITH UNFAILING LOVE.
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  • LORD, I KNEW YOUWOULD DO THIS!
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  • I KNEW YOU WOULDFORGIVE THOSE PEOPLE!
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  • THAT'S WHY I DIDN'TWANT TO GO." OH, MAN.
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  • LET'S NOT HAVE THAT HEARTTOWARD OTHER PEOPLE.
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  • LET'S BE THANKFULGOD FORGIVES.
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  • BY THE WAY, THIS SPEAKS TOTHE FALSE DICHOTOMY OF THE
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  • OLD TESTAMENT VERSUSTHE NEW TESTAMENT GOD.
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  • SOME PEOPLE LIKE TOSAY THE GOD OF THE OLD
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  • TESTAMENT IS FILLED WITHANGER AND WRATH AND THE
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  • GOD OF THE NEW TESTAMENTIS LOVING AND CARING .
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  • AU CONTRAIRE , WHICH IS FRENCHFOR SNAILS WITH GARLIC.
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  • NO. THAT'S ESCARGOT . NO .
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  • AU CONTRAIRE, TO THECONTRARY, THE GOD OF THE
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  • OLD TESTAMENT IS THE SAMEAS THE GOD OF THE NEW
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  • TESTAMENT AND THE GOD OFBOTH THE OLD AND THE NEW
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  • TESTAMENT IS FULL OF LOVEAND COMPASSION AND MERCY
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  • AND WANTS TOFORGIVE PEOPLE.
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  • HE TAKES NO DELIGHTIN JUDGING PEOPLE.
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  • WE'LL RETURN FOR THECONCLUSION OF THE MESSAGE
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  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • WHEN I WAS A KID, IREMEMBER MY DAD HAD A BIBLE,
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  • BUT WE NEVER READ IT.
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  • MY BROTHER, MY OLDERBROTHER, HE LIVED ALL HIS
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  • LIFE 17 YEARS LAID DOWNON A BED BECAUSE HE HAS
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  • MENINGITIS SO HE NEVERSPOKE. HE NEVER WALKED.
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  • WE NEVER DONOTHING TOGETHER.
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  • IT WAS VERY HARD FOR ME.
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  • I WAS MARRIED 15 YEARS.
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  • AFTER 15 YEARS MARRIED, MYWIFE, SHE JUST CHOSE TO
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  • LEAVE ME AND LEFT ALL MYCLOTHES ON THE DOOR SO
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  • HERE I GO. ALL MYLIFE PACKING UP.
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  • IT WAS VERY HARD FOR.
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  • I LIVED WITHDEPRESSION. SO SAD.
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  • I LOST MYSTRENGTH TO WORK.
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  • I LIVED IN MY CARFOR ALMOST A YEAR.
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  • I HAVE TO FIGHT FORMY KIDS IN THE COURT.
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  • THEY JUST GAVE MEONE DAY PER WEEK.
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  • EVERY TIME I GO TO SEEMY KIDS, THEY ASK ME
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  • "WHERE DO YOU LIVE?"
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  • IT WAS VERY HARD FOR MEBECAUSE I WAS SO SAD.
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  • NO HOPE AND ONE DAYI JUST CHOSE THIS
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  • IS TOO MUCH FOR ME.I CAN'T HANDLE IT.
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  • SO I REMEMBER WHEN I CAMEHERE TO THIS COUNTRY
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  • I WENT TO NEWPORT BEACHAND I LOVE THAT BEACH
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  • SO I CHOSE THAT PLACETO END MY DAYS.
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  • I REMEMBER THAT NIGHT IWAS WALKING TO THE OCEAN.
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  • I WALKED CRYING. BROKEN.WITHOUT FAMILY.
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  • I ENTERED TO THEOCEAN THAT NIGHT.
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  • I FELT SOMETHING IN MYHEART THAT SPOKE TO ME.
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  • I HEARD THE VOICE OF MY SONISAAC, HIS NAME IS ISAAC.
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  • HE WAS CALLING ME DAD.
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  • WHEN I HEARD THAT VOICE,I STOPPED AND I STARTED
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  • CRYING AND I COULDN'TDO IT BECAUSE OF HIM.
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  • THE PERSON WHO INVITEDME TO A CRUSADE,
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  • HE WAS MY NEIGHBOR.
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  • I DIDN'T HAVE NO PLANSFOR THAT DAY SO
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  • I SAID TO MY FAMILYOKAY LET'S GO.
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  • THERE'S NOTHINGTO DO TODAY.
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  • LET'S GO TO THE CRUSADE.
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  • WHEN PASTOR GREG STARTEDTALKING, HE WAS VERY
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  • HONEST AND SOMETHINGTOUCHED MY HEART.
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  • HE TOLD ME YOUARE NOT ALONE.
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  • GOD LOVES YOUAND I KNEW IT.
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  • HE CALLED STRAIGHT TO ME.THAT CALL WAS FOR ME.
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  • THAT NIGHT I CAME STRAIGHTWITH MY KIDS TO THE FIELD.
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  • I WAS ON MY KNEES PRAYINGTO GOD CRYING OUT WITH MY
  • 00:10:49.962 --> 00:10:54.133
  • TWO KIDS HOLDINGON MY ARMS.
  • 00:10:54.233 --> 00:10:57.470
  • I TOLD GOD OKAY, GOD.
  • 00:10:57.570 --> 00:11:00.773
  • YOU DON'T WANT METO TAKE MY LIFE.
  • 00:11:00.873 --> 00:11:02.441
  • FROM NOW TO THE END OF MYDAYS I'M GOING TO SERVE YOU.
  • 00:11:02.541 --> 00:11:06.378
  • I'M GOING TOSHARE YOUR WORD.
  • 00:11:06.479 --> 00:11:08.414
  • I CAN'T STOPTALKING TO GOD.
  • 00:11:08.514 --> 00:11:10.950
  • I CAN'T STOP TALKINGTO PEOPLE ABOUT GOD.
  • 00:11:11.050 --> 00:11:14.453
  • EVEN IF I HAVE TROUBLES.
  • 00:11:14.553 --> 00:11:16.122
  • I TRUST IN GOD BECAUSEI KNOWS HE'S FAITHFUL
  • 00:11:16.222 --> 00:11:19.625
  • AND HE REALLY IS.HE IS FAITHFUL.
  • 00:11:19.725 --> 00:11:24.530
  • ♪♪♪♪
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  • WE'RE BACK.
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  • HERE NOW WITH THECONCLUSION OF THE
  • 00:11:28.100 --> 00:11:29.101
  • MESSAGE IS PASTOR GREG.
  • 00:11:29.201 --> 00:11:30.936
  • JESUS DID NOT SAY HATEYOUR ENEMIES AND HOPE
  • 00:11:31.036 --> 00:11:33.072
  • JUDGEMENT COMES UPON THEM.
  • 00:11:33.172 --> 00:11:35.007
  • RATHER, HE SAID IN MATTHEW 5:44
  • 00:11:35.107 --> 00:11:38.110
  • SO WE SHOULD LOVE THESEPEOPLE AND WE SHOULD
  • 00:11:47.286 --> 00:11:49.822
  • PRAY FOR THESE PEOPLE.
  • 00:11:49.922 --> 00:11:51.323
  • NUMBER TWO:
  • 00:11:51.423 --> 00:11:55.528
  • JUST KNOW THAT.
  • 00:11:57.997 --> 00:11:58.998
  • IF YOU WANT TO SEE SOMEONESAVED, AND YOU START
  • 00:11:59.098 --> 00:12:01.300
  • PRAYING FOR THEM AND YOUSTART ENGAGING THEM, MAN,
  • 00:12:01.400 --> 00:12:05.237
  • YOU'RE GOING TO FACEOPPOSITION FROM THE ENEMY
  • 00:12:05.337 --> 00:12:07.673
  • AND THEY WILL PROBABLYOPPOSE YOU AS WELL.
  • 00:12:07.773 --> 00:12:10.876
  • GO TO ROMANS 10:2.
  • 00:12:10.976 --> 00:12:14.413
  • PAUL SAYS, "I KNOW WHATENTHUSIASM THEY HAVE FOR
  • 00:12:14.513 --> 00:12:16.715
  • GOD," NOW HE'S TALKINGABOUT HIS FELLOW JEWS,
  • 00:12:16.816 --> 00:12:19.218
  • "BUT IT'S AMISDIRECTED ZEAL.
  • 00:12:19.318 --> 00:12:20.786
  • YOU DON'T UNDERSTANDGOD'S WAY OF MAKING
  • 00:12:20.886 --> 00:12:22.655
  • PEOPLE RIGHT WITH HIMSELF.
  • 00:12:22.755 --> 00:12:24.223
  • REFUSING TO ACCEPT GOD'SWAY, THEY CLING TO THEIR
  • 00:12:24.323 --> 00:12:26.458
  • OWN WAY OF GETTING RIGHTWITH GOD BY TRYING
  • 00:12:26.559 --> 00:12:29.261
  • TO KEEP THE LAW.
  • 00:12:29.361 --> 00:12:30.496
  • FOR CHRIST HAS ALREADYACCOMPLISHED THE PURPOSE
  • 00:12:30.596 --> 00:12:33.232
  • FOR WHICH THELAW WAS GIVEN.
  • 00:12:33.332 --> 00:12:34.934
  • AND AS A RESULT, ALL WHOBELIEVE IN HIM ARE MADE
  • 00:12:35.034 --> 00:12:37.269
  • RIGHT WITH GOD." LET MEMAKE A CONTROVERSIAL
  • 00:12:37.369 --> 00:12:40.673
  • STATEMENT: RELIGION WILLULTIMATELY PROBABLY SEND
  • 00:12:40.773 --> 00:12:44.476
  • MORE PEOPLE TO HELL THANALL THE OTHER SINS COMBINED.
  • 00:12:44.577 --> 00:12:47.980
  • YOU'RE GOING "WAIT. WHAT?AREN'T YOU RELIGIOUS?"
  • 00:12:48.080 --> 00:12:52.551
  • I HOPE NOT. I SUREDON'T WANT TO BE.
  • 00:12:52.651 --> 00:12:55.421
  • "ISN'T CHRISTIANITYA RELIGION?"
  • 00:12:55.521 --> 00:12:57.256
  • YES, IN ONE SENSE IT IS;BUT IN ANOTHER SENSE,
  • 00:12:57.356 --> 00:13:00.192
  • IT'S FAR MORE THAN THAT.
  • 00:13:00.292 --> 00:13:01.794
  • IT IS A RELATIONSHIPWITH GOD.
  • 00:13:01.894 --> 00:13:04.563
  • SO WHEN I SAY RELIGIONKEEPING A PERSON FROM GOD
  • 00:13:04.663 --> 00:13:07.566
  • I MEAN WHEN YOU GOTO SOMEONE AND SAY
  • 00:13:07.666 --> 00:13:10.035
  • "ARE YOU SAVED?
  • 00:13:10.135 --> 00:13:11.103
  • DO YOUBELIEVE IN JESUS?"
  • 00:13:11.203 --> 00:13:12.471
  • AND THEY SAY, "I WASRAISED IN THE CHURCH,"
  • 00:13:12.571 --> 00:13:14.840
  • OR "I WAS BAPTIZED," OR"I RECEIVE COMMUNION,"
  • 00:13:14.940 --> 00:13:18.010
  • OR "I GAVE MY CONFESSIONTO THE PRIEST,"
  • 00:13:18.110 --> 00:13:20.679
  • OR (FILL IN BLANK HERE).
  • 00:13:20.779 --> 00:13:22.481
  • SO THEY IMMEDIATELY PIVOTTO GOOD WORKS OR THEY
  • 00:13:22.581 --> 00:13:26.252
  • PIVOT TO RELIGIOUSACTIVITY, BUT IF THAT
  • 00:13:26.352 --> 00:13:28.921
  • IS KEEPING YOU FROM GODYOU'RE MISSING THE POINT.
  • 00:13:29.021 --> 00:13:32.524
  • THIS WAS THE THING WITHTHE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 00:13:32.625 --> 00:13:34.226
  • THEY HAD THE LAW GIVENTO THEM, BUT THE LAW WAS
  • 00:13:34.326 --> 00:13:36.862
  • NEVER MEANT TO SAVE THEM.
  • 00:13:36.962 --> 00:13:38.764
  • THE LAW WAS ONLY GIVEN TO SHOWTHEM THEY NEEDED A SAVIOR.
  • 00:13:38.864 --> 00:13:42.234
  • THERE'S ONLY ONE MAN WHOHAS EVER WALKED THIS EARTH
  • 00:13:42.334 --> 00:13:45.037
  • WHO HAS KEPT ALL OF THELAW WITHOUT ANY FAILURE
  • 00:13:45.137 --> 00:13:47.940
  • AT ALL AND IT WASJESUS CHRIST. ONLY ONE.
  • 00:13:48.040 --> 00:13:51.610
  • [applause]
  • 00:13:51.710 --> 00:13:55.080
  • AND THE REASON FOR THATIS NOBODY ELSE CAN DO IT
  • 00:13:55.180 --> 00:13:57.616
  • BECAUSE WE DON'THAVE THE ABILITY
  • 00:13:57.716 --> 00:13:59.451
  • TO LIVE BY THOSE STANDARDS.
  • 00:13:59.551 --> 00:14:00.853
  • SO THE LAW SAYSYOU NEED HELP.
  • 00:14:00.953 --> 00:14:03.389
  • THE LAW POINTEDTO THE ANSWER.
  • 00:14:03.489 --> 00:14:06.525
  • EVERYTHING IN THE OLDTESTAMENT, THE ANIMAL
  • 00:14:06.625 --> 00:14:08.360
  • SACRIFICES AND THE FEASTS,AND THE HIGH PRIEST WERE
  • 00:14:08.460 --> 00:14:12.364
  • ALL SYMBOLS AND SHADOWS OFTHE FULFILLMENT THAT WOULD
  • 00:14:12.464 --> 00:14:16.135
  • COME THROUGH JESUSCHRIST HIMSELF.
  • 00:14:16.235 --> 00:14:18.871
  • THE LAW IS DESCRIBED AS THESHADOW OF THINGS TO COME.
  • 00:14:18.971 --> 00:14:22.107
  • IT'D BE LIKE IF YOUTRAVELED AND WERE GONE
  • 00:14:22.207 --> 00:14:24.610
  • FROM YOUR FAMILY FOR AMONTH, AND FINALLY YOU
  • 00:14:24.710 --> 00:14:27.379
  • CAME HOME AND YOU'REGETTING OFF THE PLANE AND
  • 00:14:27.479 --> 00:14:29.715
  • THERE STANDS YOURFAMILY WITH OPEN ARMS
  • 00:14:29.815 --> 00:14:32.785
  • AND THE SUN IS BEHIND THEM.IT'S A BEAUTIFUL SCENE.
  • 00:14:32.885 --> 00:14:35.054
  • AND YOU RUN TOWARD THEMAND INSTEAD OF HUGGING
  • 00:14:35.154 --> 00:14:37.957
  • THEM, YOU DROP DOWNON THE GROUND
  • 00:14:38.057 --> 00:14:39.325
  • AND START HUGGINGTHE SHADOW.
  • 00:14:39.425 --> 00:14:41.060
  • THEY'D SAY, "DIDYOU LOSE YOUR MIND
  • 00:14:41.160 --> 00:14:42.461
  • WHILE YOU WERE GONE?
  • 00:14:42.561 --> 00:14:43.896
  • WHY ARE YOUHUGGING THE SHADOW?
  • 00:14:43.996 --> 00:14:45.130
  • WE'RE RIGHT HERE."WHEN YOU HANG ONTO
  • 00:14:45.230 --> 00:14:47.032
  • THE LAW THAT'S WHAT IT IS.
  • 00:14:47.132 --> 00:14:48.367
  • YOU'RE HUGGING THE SHADOW.
  • 00:14:48.467 --> 00:14:49.668
  • THAT IS POINTING TOSOMETHING. IT'S JESUS.
  • 00:14:49.768 --> 00:14:52.638
  • SO PAUL IS SAYING THEPROBLEM IS THEY DON'T
  • 00:14:52.738 --> 00:14:55.641
  • UNDERSTAND GOD'S WAY OFGETTING RIGHT WITH HIM.
  • 00:14:55.741 --> 00:15:00.346
  • SO GOD WANTS TO SAVE THEM.
  • 00:15:00.446 --> 00:15:02.381
  • HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN?
  • 00:15:02.481 --> 00:15:03.949
  • POINT NUMBER THREE:
  • 00:15:04.049 --> 00:15:09.221
  • VERSE 8 ROMANS 10, "ANDTHAT MESSAGE IS THE VERY
  • 00:15:09.321 --> 00:15:12.591
  • MESSAGE ABOUT FAITH THATWE PREACH IF YOU OPENLY
  • 00:15:12.691 --> 00:15:15.928
  • DECLARE THAT JESUS IS LORDAND BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART
  • 00:15:16.028 --> 00:15:18.931
  • THAT GOD RAISED HIM FROMTHE DEAD, YOU WILL BE SAVED.
  • 00:15:19.031 --> 00:15:22.301
  • HAVE YOU EVER DONE THAT?
  • 00:15:22.401 --> 00:15:23.869
  • HAVE YOU EVER OPENLYDECLARED THAT JESUS IS LORD?
  • 00:15:23.969 --> 00:15:26.772
  • LET'S DO IT RIGHT NOWON THE COUNT OF THREE.
  • 00:15:26.872 --> 00:15:28.807
  • 1...2...3...
  • 00:15:28.907 --> 00:15:30.175
  • JESUS IS LORD.
  • 00:15:30.275 --> 00:15:32.378
  • WAS THAT HARD TO SAY?
  • 00:15:32.478 --> 00:15:33.579
  • I HOPE NOT.
  • 00:15:33.679 --> 00:15:35.481
  • IT SHOULD BE THEEASIEST THING TO SAY
  • 00:15:35.581 --> 00:15:37.516
  • AND IT'S SOMETHINGWE ALL NEED TO SAY.
  • 00:15:37.616 --> 00:15:39.585
  • YOU CAN'T JUST FEEL IT.YOU NEED TO ACT ON IT.
  • 00:15:39.685 --> 00:15:42.454
  • NOTICE THAT IT SAYS, "IFYOU WILL BELIEVE IN YOUR
  • 00:15:42.554 --> 00:15:45.991
  • HEART" SOMETIMES WE GIVEINTELLECTUAL ASSENT TO
  • 00:15:46.091 --> 00:15:49.695
  • SOMETHING BUT IT DOESN'TTAKE HOLD IN OUR HEART.
  • 00:15:49.795 --> 00:15:53.465
  • SO THE REASON PAUL SAYSTHIS IS THIS NEEDS
  • 00:15:53.565 --> 00:15:56.201
  • TO BE AN INNER CONVICTION.
  • 00:15:56.301 --> 00:15:57.903
  • YES, YOU MENTALLY AGREETO IT, BUT YOU EMBRACE
  • 00:15:58.003 --> 00:16:01.840
  • IT AS A CONVICTION.
  • 00:16:01.940 --> 00:16:04.343
  • IT'S SOMETHING THATIS REAL TO YOU UNLESS
  • 00:16:04.443 --> 00:16:08.080
  • YOU VERBALLY PROCLAIM IT.
  • 00:16:08.180 --> 00:16:09.948
  • IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TOVERBALLY SAY WHAT WE'RE
  • 00:16:10.049 --> 00:16:12.084
  • THINKING IN OUR HEART.
  • 00:16:12.184 --> 00:16:13.752
  • LET'S BE HONEST, GUYSHAVE TROUBLE WITH THIS.
  • 00:16:13.852 --> 00:16:17.056
  • GIRLS NOT AS MUCH.
  • 00:16:17.156 --> 00:16:18.957
  • GIRLS ARE FAR MOREOPEN TO EXPRESS
  • 00:16:19.058 --> 00:16:22.094
  • THEIR AFFECTION ANDLOVE TOWARD ONE ANOTHER,
  • 00:16:22.194 --> 00:16:24.329
  • AND THEY'LL EVEN SAY"LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU.
  • 00:16:24.430 --> 00:16:26.665
  • LOVE YOU. LOVE YOU."GUYS... THEY'LL DO THAT.
  • 00:16:26.765 --> 00:16:30.202
  • SORT OF. "LOVE YOU, MAN"
  • 00:16:30.302 --> 00:16:35.107
  • YOU EVEN LOWERYOUR VOICE A LITTLE.
  • 00:16:35.207 --> 00:16:37.109
  • YOU DON'T WANT TO GIVEHIM THE WRONG IDEA.
  • 00:16:37.209 --> 00:16:38.644
  • "LOVE YOU, MAN." THEN YOUPUNCH HIM IN THE ARM OR
  • 00:16:38.744 --> 00:16:41.280
  • SOMETHING RIGHT."BRO." YEAH.
  • 00:16:41.380 --> 00:16:44.149
  • SO YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT ASEASY FOR A MAN, BUT KNOW
  • 00:16:44.249 --> 00:16:46.919
  • THIS ABOUT MEN: WE HAVETHE SAME EMOTION AND THE
  • 00:16:47.019 --> 00:16:52.124
  • DEPTH OF LOVE THATEVERYONE ELSE HAS, WE JUST
  • 00:16:52.224 --> 00:16:55.561
  • EXPRESS IT DIFFERENTLY, SOWE HAVE TO WORK A LITTLE
  • 00:16:55.661 --> 00:16:57.429
  • HARDER AT THAT SOMETIMESAND TO SAY TO OUR WIFE "I
  • 00:16:57.529 --> 00:16:59.998
  • LOVE YOU." WIVES, YOU'RENOT OFF THE HOOK.
  • 00:17:00.099 --> 00:17:03.535
  • YOU NEED TO SAY THATTO YOUR HUSBAND TOO.
  • 00:17:03.635 --> 00:17:05.370
  • "I LOVE YOU. I RESPECT YOU.I APPRECIATE YOU SO MUCH."
  • 00:17:05.471 --> 00:17:09.908
  • AND WE NEED TO SAYIT TO THE LORD.
  • 00:17:10.008 --> 00:17:11.910
  • "LORD, I LOVE YOU. I APPRECIATEWHAT YOU DO FOR ME.
  • 00:17:12.010 --> 00:17:16.014
  • I HONOR YOU.
  • 00:17:16.115 --> 00:17:17.349
  • I GLORIFY YOU." WELL THELORD CAN SEE MY HEART.
  • 00:17:17.449 --> 00:17:20.419
  • YES, BUT HE TELLS US TOOFFER HIM THE SACRIFICE OF
  • 00:17:20.519 --> 00:17:24.056
  • PRAISE WITH THE WORDS OFOUR LIPS SO WE NEED
  • 00:17:24.156 --> 00:17:26.658
  • TO SAY JESUS IS LORD.
  • 00:17:26.758 --> 00:17:29.094
  • WE NEED TO SAY IT IN THECHURCH AND WE NEED TO
  • 00:17:29.194 --> 00:17:31.130
  • HONOR THE LORD IN OURWORSHIP AND WE NEED TO
  • 00:17:31.230 --> 00:17:33.966
  • SAY IT TO OTHERS ASWELL BRINGING ME TO
  • 00:17:34.066 --> 00:17:36.969
  • POINT NUMBER FOUR:
  • 00:17:37.069 --> 00:17:38.504
  • GO TO ROMANS 10:14.
  • 00:17:46.545 --> 00:17:48.914
  • BEAUTIFUL FEET. YOU KNOW,WE DON'T GENERALLY THINK
  • 00:18:11.937 --> 00:18:15.174
  • OF FEET AS BEAUTIFUL, DO WE?
  • 00:18:15.274 --> 00:18:17.476
  • I MEAN, YOU MIGHTNOTICE SOMEONE.
  • 00:18:17.576 --> 00:18:18.944
  • OH, THEY HAVEBEAUTIFUL HAIR.
  • 00:18:19.044 --> 00:18:20.145
  • NOT ME OF COURSE, BUTUNLESS IT'S SINGULAR.
  • 00:18:20.245 --> 00:18:23.682
  • HE HAS A BEAUTIFULSINGULAR HAIR IN THE
  • 00:18:23.782 --> 00:18:26.518
  • MIDDLE OF HIS HEADSORT OF STICKING UP
  • 00:18:26.618 --> 00:18:28.787
  • LIKE A LITTLE KEWPIE DOLL.THAT'S A BEAUTIFUL HAIR.
  • 00:18:28.887 --> 00:18:31.356
  • OR YOU MIGHT SAY,"OH, BEAUTIFUL EYES.
  • 00:18:31.456 --> 00:18:34.293
  • DON'T THEY HAVETHE GREATEST EYES
  • 00:18:34.393 --> 00:18:36.195
  • YOU'VE EVER SEEN?"
  • 00:18:36.295 --> 00:18:37.596
  • BUT WE DON'T GENERALLYSAY, "MAN, YOU HAVE
  • 00:18:37.696 --> 00:18:39.198
  • AMAZING FEET," BUTYET THE BIBLE SAYS
  • 00:18:39.298 --> 00:18:42.501
  • YOU CAN HAVE BEAUTIFUL FEET.
  • 00:18:42.601 --> 00:18:44.136
  • BUT MAYBE ANOTHERTRANSLATION WILL
  • 00:18:44.236 --> 00:18:45.871
  • HELP US UNDERSTAND IT.
  • 00:18:45.971 --> 00:18:47.206
  • THE WORD BEAUTIFUL CAN BETRANSLATED "LIVELY."
  • 00:18:47.306 --> 00:18:50.809
  • HOW LIVELY ARE THE FEETOF THOSE THAT PREACH
  • 00:18:50.909 --> 00:18:53.845
  • THE GOSPEL OF PEACE?
  • 00:18:53.946 --> 00:18:55.480
  • SO IF YOU WANT LIVELY FEETIF YOU WANT, YES, HAPPY
  • 00:18:55.581 --> 00:18:59.618
  • FEET, IF YOU WANT ASPRING IN YOUR STEP,
  • 00:18:59.718 --> 00:19:03.255
  • THEN SHARE THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:19:03.355 --> 00:19:05.524
  • LET ME TELL YOU WHY.
  • 00:19:05.624 --> 00:19:06.658
  • THE GOSPEL BY DESIGN ISNOT TO BE HOARDED; ITS TO
  • 00:19:06.758 --> 00:19:09.928
  • BE SHARED AND AS YOU SHARETHIS LIFE-GIVING MESSAGE
  • 00:19:10.028 --> 00:19:13.465
  • WITH OTHERS IT'S ALSO ALIFE-GIVING MESSAGE TO YOU.
  • 00:19:13.565 --> 00:19:17.803
  • BECAUSE SOMETIMES WHATHAPPENS IS AS YOU ARE
  • 00:19:17.903 --> 00:19:20.505
  • DECLARING WHAT GOD HASDONE FOR YOU AND WHAT GOD
  • 00:19:20.606 --> 00:19:23.809
  • CAN DO FOR THE PERSONYOU'RE SPEAKING WITH,
  • 00:19:23.909 --> 00:19:26.078
  • YOU'RE REMINDED OFALL THE THINGS THAT
  • 00:19:26.178 --> 00:19:29.414
  • HAVE HAPPENED INYOUR OWN LIFE.
  • 00:19:29.514 --> 00:19:30.916
  • IT'S LIKE YOU'REREDISCOVERING THESE
  • 00:19:31.016 --> 00:19:32.851
  • GREAT TRUTHS AND ITCOMES TO LIFE FOR YOU.
  • 00:19:32.951 --> 00:19:36.722
  • PROVERBS 11 SAYS, "THOSEWHO REFRESH OTHERS WILL
  • 00:19:36.822 --> 00:19:39.491
  • THEMSELVES BE REFRESHED,"AND THEN JESUS, OF COURSE,
  • 00:19:39.591 --> 00:19:44.196
  • SAID IT IS MORE BLESSED TOGIVE THAN IT IS TO RECEIVE.
  • 00:19:44.296 --> 00:19:47.633
  • AND, AS YOU KNOW, THEWORD "BLESSED" CAN BE
  • 00:19:47.733 --> 00:19:49.968
  • TRANSLATED "HAPPY", SO ITWOULD NOT BE INACCURATE TO
  • 00:19:50.068 --> 00:19:53.705
  • SAY IT'S MORE HAPPY-MAKINGTO GIVE THAN IT IS TO RECEIVE.
  • 00:19:53.805 --> 00:19:59.444
  • THE WAY WE DO THAT ISTHROWING OUT SPIRITUAL SEED.
  • 00:19:59.544 --> 00:20:02.848
  • 1 CORINTHIANS 3:7 SAYS,"THE ONE WHO PLANTS AND
  • 00:20:02.948 --> 00:20:06.385
  • THE ONE THAT WATERS -THEY'RE NOT ANYTHING.
  • 00:20:06.485 --> 00:20:07.986
  • IT'S ONLY GOD WHOMAKES ALL THINGS GROW.
  • 00:20:08.086 --> 00:20:09.888
  • THE MAN WHO PLANTS AND THEONE THAT WATERS HAS ONE
  • 00:20:09.988 --> 00:20:12.324
  • PURPOSE AND EACH WILL BEREWARDED ACCORDING TO HIS
  • 00:20:12.424 --> 00:20:15.260
  • OWN LABOR." YOU KNOW,IT'S INTERESTING.
  • 00:20:15.360 --> 00:20:17.396
  • THIS PHRASE "SOW A SEED,"WE GET OUR ROOT WORD
  • 00:20:17.496 --> 00:20:20.265
  • "BROADCAST" FROM IT.SOW A SEED - BROADCAST.
  • 00:20:20.365 --> 00:20:24.036
  • THE IDEA WAS THROW ITOUT TO AS MANY PEOPLE
  • 00:20:24.136 --> 00:20:26.938
  • AS YOU CAN - BROADLY CAST IT.
  • 00:20:27.039 --> 00:20:29.408
  • BUT THEN WE GET OURENGLISH WORD "BROADCAST"
  • 00:20:29.508 --> 00:20:32.277
  • AS IN RADIO BROADCAST ORTELEVISION BROADCAST
  • 00:20:32.377 --> 00:20:35.881
  • OR A PODCAST OR ANYWAYYOU THROW IT OUT
  • 00:20:35.981 --> 00:20:39.618
  • THAT'S CASTING YOUR SEED.
  • 00:20:39.718 --> 00:20:40.952
  • YOU CAN CAST THE SEEDOUT ON INSTAGRAM.
  • 00:20:41.053 --> 00:20:43.488
  • YOU CAN CAST ITOUT ON FACEBOOK.
  • 00:20:43.588 --> 00:20:45.290
  • YOU CAN CAST IT OUT ONTWITTER WHICH WORKS VERY
  • 00:20:45.390 --> 00:20:48.760
  • WELL WITH BIRDS BECAUSETHEY LOVE TWEETS RIGHT?
  • 00:20:48.860 --> 00:20:51.563
  • SO YOU GET THE WORDOUT THERE TO AS MANY
  • 00:20:51.663 --> 00:20:54.633
  • PEOPLE AS YOU CAN.
  • 00:20:54.733 --> 00:20:56.034
  • HOW DO YOU DO IT?
  • 00:20:56.134 --> 00:20:57.336
  • VERSE 14: "HOW WILL THEY HEARUNLESS SOMEONE TELLS THEM?"
  • 00:20:57.436 --> 00:21:00.739
  • KING JAMES TRANSLATION:"HOW WILL THEY HEAR
  • 00:21:00.839 --> 00:21:02.941
  • WITHOUT A PREACHER?"
  • 00:21:03.041 --> 00:21:04.343
  • THIS IS WHERE WE AREAPPREHENSIVE. PREACHER.
  • 00:21:04.443 --> 00:21:09.314
  • I DON'T WANT TOBE A PREACHER.
  • 00:21:09.414 --> 00:21:10.749
  • CAN I TELL YOU HONESTLY,AND BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY
  • 00:21:10.849 --> 00:21:13.485
  • THIS, I NEVER WANTEDTO BE A PREACHER.
  • 00:21:13.585 --> 00:21:17.489
  • I NEVER ASPIRED TO PREACH.
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  • MAYBE IT'S BECAUSE IHAD NOTHING TO SAY.
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  • I HAD OTHER PLANS FOR MYLIFE, BUT I'VE COME TO SEE
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  • OVER THE YEARS THAT I'VEHAD THE PRIVILEGE OF
  • 00:21:26.698 --> 00:21:28.900
  • PREACHING AND TEACHING,I'VE SEEN THE POWER OF
  • 00:21:29.000 --> 00:21:32.871
  • THE WORD OF GOD TO CHANGELIVES AND THAT'S WHAT
  • 00:21:32.971 --> 00:21:35.440
  • KEEPS ME GOING BECAUSETHERE'S POWER IN GOD'S WORD.
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  • THE PRIMARY WAY THATGOD CHOOSES TO REACH
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  • NONBELIEVERS IS THROUGHTHE VERBAL ARTICULATION
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  • OF THE GOSPEL.DON'T ASK ME WHY.
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  • IT SEEMS TO ME THERE'SMORE EFFICIENT WAYS
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  • GOD COULD'VE CHOSEN, BUT NO.
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  • GOD CHOOSES TO WORKPRIMARILY THROUGH THIS
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  • PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL.
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  • 1 CORINTHIANS 1:21 "GODWAS WELL PLEASED WITH THE
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  • FOOLISHNESS OF THE MESSAGEPREACHED TO SAVE THOSE WHO
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  • BELIEVE." BUT WHEN YOUSTART TO TALK TO SOMEONE,
  • 00:22:04.002 --> 00:22:06.805
  • WHAT DO THEY SAY?
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  • "HEY MAN. DON'T PREACH TO ME.
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  • I DON'T NEED YOUR SERMON."THAT'S A NEGATIVE.
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  • "I DON'T WANT A SERMONAND I DON'T WANT YOU TO
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  • PREACH." OKAY, WELLLET'S USE A DIFFERENT
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  • WORD FOR PREACH.
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  • IN AN EARLIER MESSAGE, REMEMBER,I USE THE WORD RECOMMEND.
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  • LET'S MAKE ARECOMMENDATION.
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  • AN ENCOURAGEMENT.BUT LISTEN, TO PREACH
  • 00:22:24.122 --> 00:22:27.058
  • DOESN'T MEAN YOUHAVE TO YELL.
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  • I THINK WHEN WE THINK OFPREACHING ITS SCREAMING.
  • 00:22:28.794 --> 00:22:32.030
  • WELL YOU CANSCREAM AND PREACH.
  • 00:22:32.130 --> 00:22:34.466
  • SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TOSPEAK LOUDER TO BE HEARD,
  • 00:22:34.566 --> 00:22:37.302
  • BUT YOU CANSAY IT QUIETLY.
  • 00:22:37.402 --> 00:22:39.704
  • YOU CAN SAY IT IN ACONVERSATIONAL WAY.
  • 00:22:39.805 --> 00:22:41.640
  • BUT IN ONE WAY, SHAPE, ORFORM THE WAY GOD WANTS US
  • 00:22:41.740 --> 00:22:45.710
  • TO REACH PEOPLE IS THROUGHVERBAL ARTICULATION.
  • 00:22:45.811 --> 00:22:49.014
  • YOU'LL SAY, "WELL,I'M JUST NOT INTO THAT.
  • 00:22:49.114 --> 00:22:50.449
  • I DON'T LIKE TO TALK TOPEOPLE ABOUT THINGS LIKE THAT.
  • 00:22:50.549 --> 00:22:53.084
  • I DON'T THINK IT'SREALLY RIGHT FOR ME
  • 00:22:53.185 --> 00:22:54.686
  • TO IMPOSE MYVIEWS ON THEM.
  • 00:22:54.786 --> 00:22:56.621
  • SO I'LL JUST BEA GOOD EXAMPLE.
  • 00:22:56.721 --> 00:22:58.423
  • I THINK IF I'M A GOODEXAMPLE, THEY'LL JUST COME
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  • UP TO ME AND SAY 'I LIKETHE WAY THAT YOU LIVE
  • 00:23:01.893 --> 00:23:04.095
  • AND I WANT TO KNOWHOW TO BECOME LIKE YOU'".
  • 00:23:04.196 --> 00:23:06.565
  • WELL THAT MAY HAPPEN.
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  • OCCASIONALLY,IT DOES HAPPEN.
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  • BY ALL MEANS, PLEASE BE AGOOD EXAMPLE BECAUSE WHAT
  • 00:23:09.367 --> 00:23:13.038
  • WE NEED LESS OF TODAYARE BAD EXAMPLES.
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  • ONE OF THE THINGS THATKEEPS MORE PEOPLE PROBABLY
  • 00:23:16.141 --> 00:23:19.110
  • AWAY FROM CHRIST THAN ANYOTHER THING IS HYPOCRISY.
  • 00:23:19.211 --> 00:23:22.914
  • AND EVEN JESUS SAID,"IF SALT HAS LOST
  • 00:23:23.014 --> 00:23:25.650
  • ITS SALTINESS,WHAT GOOD IS IT?"
  • 00:23:25.750 --> 00:23:28.186
  • SO WE WANT TO BEA SALTY CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:23:28.286 --> 00:23:31.323
  • IT'S LIKE HAVING A COKEWITHOUT CARBONATION OR
  • 00:23:31.423 --> 00:23:34.259
  • HAVING A DECAF SOY LATTE.
  • 00:23:34.359 --> 00:23:38.497
  • SO I'M NOT CRITIQUINGA BAD EXAMPLE.
  • 00:23:38.597 --> 00:23:41.733
  • WE WANT TO BEA GOOD EXAMPLE.
  • 00:23:41.833 --> 00:23:43.468
  • WE'LL WANT TO START THERE.
  • 00:23:43.568 --> 00:23:46.404
  • NOT STOP THERE.BUT START THERE.
  • 00:23:46.505 --> 00:23:48.306
  • MAHATMA GANDHI -EVER HEARD OF HIM?
  • 00:23:48.406 --> 00:23:50.909
  • VERY SIGNIFICANT HISTORICALPERSON. A HINDU.
  • 00:23:51.009 --> 00:23:55.213
  • MADE A GREAT IMPACT ONHIS NATION OF INDIA.
  • 00:23:55.313 --> 00:23:58.683
  • AND SOME PEOPLE DON'TKNOW, BUT GANDHI WAS A
  • 00:23:58.783 --> 00:24:01.486
  • GREAT ADMIRER OF JESUSAND OFTEN QUOTED FROM
  • 00:24:01.586 --> 00:24:05.590
  • THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
  • 00:24:05.690 --> 00:24:07.325
  • SO ONE DAY A MISSIONARYMET WITH GANDHI AND ASKED
  • 00:24:07.425 --> 00:24:09.895
  • HIM WHY HE WASNOT A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:24:09.995 --> 00:24:11.963
  • AND GANDHI REPLIED, "IDON'T REJECT YOUR CHRIST.
  • 00:24:12.063 --> 00:24:16.301
  • I LOVE YOUR CHRIST.
  • 00:24:16.401 --> 00:24:18.303
  • IT'S JUST SO MANYOF YOU CHRISTIANS ARE
  • 00:24:18.403 --> 00:24:20.539
  • SO UNLIKE YOUR CHRIST."OH. THAT'S BAD.
  • 00:24:20.639 --> 00:24:27.212
  • SO BE A GOOD EXAMPLE ANDTHAT BUILDS THE BRIDGE
  • 00:24:27.312 --> 00:24:30.982
  • THAT YOU CAN WALKOVER TO NOW BRING
  • 00:24:31.082 --> 00:24:33.552
  • THE MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:24:33.652 --> 00:24:36.421
  • SO YOU EARN THERIGHT TO BE HEARD.
  • 00:24:36.521 --> 00:24:38.623
  • A GREAT EXAMPLE OFTHIS IS THE MAN THAT
  • 00:24:38.723 --> 00:24:41.059
  • WE CALL THEPHILIPPIAN JAILER.
  • 00:24:41.159 --> 00:24:43.261
  • WE DON'T KNOW HIS NAME,BUT HE WAS TASKED WITH
  • 00:24:43.361 --> 00:24:46.231
  • TAKING PAUL ANDSILAS INTO CUSTODY.
  • 00:24:46.331 --> 00:24:49.501
  • THEY WERE INCARCERATEDIN A DUNGEON.
  • 00:24:49.601 --> 00:24:51.836
  • HE WHIPPED THEM FIRST, ANDTHEN HE PUT THEIR FEET IN
  • 00:24:51.937 --> 00:24:56.608
  • STOCKS, TOOK THEM TO THEFURTHEST PART OF THIS HELL
  • 00:24:56.708 --> 00:25:00.946
  • HOLE, AND THEN THE BIBLESAYS, "AT MIDNIGHT PAUL
  • 00:25:01.046 --> 00:25:05.450
  • AND SILAS BEGAN TO SINGPRAISES TO GOD." WOW.
  • 00:25:05.550 --> 00:25:09.621
  • HE HAD NEVER HEARDANYTHING LIKE THAT BEFORE.
  • 00:25:09.721 --> 00:25:11.389
  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS, "THEOTHER PRISONERS HEARD
  • 00:25:11.489 --> 00:25:14.125
  • THEM," AND IT COULD BETRANSLATED, "THE OTHER
  • 00:25:14.225 --> 00:25:16.728
  • PRISONERS LISTENED WITHPLEASURE." YOU HAVE A
  • 00:25:16.828 --> 00:25:19.197
  • FAVORITE SONG, COMES ONTHE RADIO, YOU TURN IT UP.
  • 00:25:19.297 --> 00:25:22.601
  • I LOVE THIS SONG.I LOVE THIS.
  • 00:25:22.701 --> 00:25:24.436
  • THAT'S HOW THEY WERELISTENING THESE TWO MEN
  • 00:25:24.536 --> 00:25:27.472
  • SINGING THE PRAISESOF GOD IN A PRISON.
  • 00:25:27.572 --> 00:25:30.108
  • IT WAS BETTER THAN JOHNNYCASH AT SAN QUENTIN RIGHT?
  • 00:25:30.208 --> 00:25:33.712
  • THEY'RE LISTENING,TAKING IT IN.
  • 00:25:33.812 --> 00:25:35.513
  • BUT THEN A MIGHTYEARTHQUAKE CAME.
  • 00:25:35.614 --> 00:25:39.117
  • IT WAS SO POWERFUL, ITSHOOK THE WALLS AND THE
  • 00:25:39.217 --> 00:25:41.553
  • FOUNDATION OF THE PRISONAND THE DOORS FLUNG OPEN
  • 00:25:41.653 --> 00:25:44.589
  • AND THAT PHILIPPIANJAILER KNEW HE WAS DEAD.
  • 00:25:44.689 --> 00:25:47.559
  • HE KNEW HE WOULD BEEXECUTED BY THE ROMANS
  • 00:25:47.659 --> 00:25:50.028
  • FOR LOSING HIS PRISONERS.
  • 00:25:50.128 --> 00:25:51.863
  • HE TOOK OUT A SHORT SWORD,WAS READY TO PLUNGE IT
  • 00:25:51.963 --> 00:25:54.633
  • INTO HIS CHEST ANDSUDDENLY PAUL SAYS,
  • 00:25:54.733 --> 00:25:56.635
  • "STOP. DON'T KILL YOURSELF.
  • 00:25:56.735 --> 00:25:58.903
  • WE'RE ALL HERE STILL." ANDTHAT PHILIPPIAN JAILER
  • 00:25:59.004 --> 00:26:02.607
  • SAID, "SIR, WHAT MUSTI DO TO BE SAVED?"
  • 00:26:02.707 --> 00:26:06.945
  • WHY DID HE SAY THAT?
  • 00:26:07.045 --> 00:26:08.513
  • BECAUSE PAUL AND SILASEARNED THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD.
  • 00:26:08.613 --> 00:26:11.449
  • LISTEN, WHEN A CHRISTIANSUFFERS - AND WE DO SUFFER
  • 00:26:11.549 --> 00:26:15.587
  • - AND OUR FAITH REMAINS INTACTAND WE GIVE GLORY TO GOD.
  • 00:26:15.687 --> 00:26:20.925
  • THAT'S A POWERFULWITNESS TO A LOST WORLD.
  • 00:26:21.026 --> 00:26:24.729
  • NONBELIEVERS WATCHWITH GREAT INTEREST.
  • 00:26:24.829 --> 00:26:26.865
  • WHY WOULD YOU STILLHAVE YOUR FAITH?
  • 00:26:26.965 --> 00:26:29.367
  • WHY WOULD YOU STILLBELIEVE AFTER
  • 00:26:29.467 --> 00:26:31.469
  • WHAT YOU'VE GONE THROUGH?
  • 00:26:31.569 --> 00:26:32.804
  • AND THEY MIGHT COME ANDASK YOU THAT BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:26:32.904 --> 00:26:35.273
  • QUESTION: MAN, I WANT TOKNOW MORE ABOUT HAVING
  • 00:26:35.373 --> 00:26:37.442
  • A RELATIONSHIP WITHGOD LIKE YOU HAVE.
  • 00:26:37.542 --> 00:26:39.978
  • THEY EARNED THE RIGHT TOBE HEARD AND THEY WERE
  • 00:26:40.078 --> 00:26:41.713
  • HEARD AND THAT HARDENEDROMAN JAILOR BELIEVED.
  • 00:26:41.813 --> 00:26:45.250
  • "WHAT MUST I DOTO BE SAVED?"
  • 00:26:45.350 --> 00:26:47.085
  • PAUL'S ANSWER: BELIEVE ONTHE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND
  • 00:26:47.185 --> 00:26:50.455
  • YOU WILL BE SAVED,AND THAT GOES
  • 00:26:50.555 --> 00:26:51.856
  • FOR YOUR HOUSEHOLD TOO.
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