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  • WHEN THE LOST ARE FOUND.
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  • O CAN YOU HEAR ALL THE ANGELS ARE SINGING
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  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS.
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  • THE TITLE OF MY MESSAGE IS THE WRITING ON THE WALL.
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  • I WAS AT THE GYM THE OTHER DAY.
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  • IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT I GO TO THE GYM,
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  • BUT SOMEONE OFFERED TO WEIGH ME FOR FREE
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  • ON THIS VERY FANCY HIGH-TECH SCALE.
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  • IT NORMALLY COSTS YOU KNOW MAYBE $100.
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  • HE SAYS, "I'LL WEIGH YOU FOR FREE AND THEN
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  • I'LL MEASURE YOUR HEIGHT."
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  • SO I GOT ON THE SCALE AND I HAVE TO ADMIT TO YOU,
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  • I WAS PRETTY DISAPPOINTED BY MY WEIGHT.
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  • IT WAS HIGHER THAN I WANTED IT TO BE.
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  • THEN HE SAID, "LET ME MEASURE YOU,"
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  • AND HE TOLD ME THAT I WAS 5'9"
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  • SO WAIT A SECOND. I USED TO BE 5'10"
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  • AND NOW I'M 5'9" SO I'VE SHRUNK AN INCH,
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  • I'VE GAINED WEIGHT AND I'M BALD.
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  • THIS JUST ISN'T FAIR.
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  • SO YOU KNOW WHEN WE GAIN WEIGHT WE GO ON DIETS.
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  • I'VE NOTICED THAT THE KETO DIET
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  • IS VERY POPULAR RIGHT NOW.
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  • YOU HEARD ABOUT THAT? THE KETOSIS DIET.
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  • YOU KNOW, THAT IS THE GREATEST DIET ON EARTH
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  • FOR THE FIRST TWO DAYS, RIGHT.
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  • BECAUSE YOU BASICALLY CAN EAT FAT AND PROTEINS
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  • BUT NO CARBS, RIGHT.
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  • SO YOU CAN EAT MEAT AND YOU CAN EAT BEEF AND
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  • CHICKEN AND PORK AND BACON AND CHEESE AND IF YOU GET
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  • A LATTE OR A CAPPUCCINO YOU DON'T GET IT WITH
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  • TWO PERCENT MILK, YOU GET IT WITH HALF AND HALF
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  • OR WHIPPING CREAM. IT'S AMAZING.
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  • BUT THEN AFTER TWO DAYS, I AM LIKE DREAMING OF CARBS.
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  • I'M DREAMING ABOUT PIZZA AND PANCAKES
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  • AND THINGS LIKE THAT.
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  • BUT THE OBJECTIVE OF A DIET WHATEVER DIET YOU'RE
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  • ON IS TO GET YOUR WEIGHT TO GO DOWN ON THE SCALE.
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  • QUESTION: DID YOU KNOW THAT GOD HAS SCALES TOO?
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  • BUT ON GOD'S SCALES, YOU DON'T WANT TO WEIGH LESS;
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  • YOU WANT TO WEIGH MORE.
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  • BEFORE US HERE IN THE BOOK OF DANIEL IS A STORY
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  • OF A YOUNG KING OF BABYLON. HIS NAME WAS BELSHAZZAR.
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  • HE WAS EFFECTIVELY PLACED ON GOD'S SCALES
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  • AND WAS TOLD BY THE LORD HIMSELF THAT
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  • HE WAS A SPIRITUAL LIGHTWEIGHT.
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  • IT IS IN THIS STORY THAT WE GET THE PHRASE
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  • "THE WRITING IS ON THE WALL."
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  • HAVE YOU HEARD THAT PHRASE BEFORE?
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  • THIS IS WHERE THAT COMES FROM.
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  • SO BELSHAZZAR WAS THE GREAT GRANDSON OF KING NEBUCHADNEZZAR.
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  • KING NEBUCHADNEZZAR WAS THE KING THAT TOOK
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  • THE ISRAELITES INTO CAPTIVITY INTO BABYLON.
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  • HE WAS A VERY WICKED KING.
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  • A VERY EVIL MAN, BUT AMAZINGLY HE CAME
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  • TO BELIEVE IN THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL AND ACTUALLY SENT
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  • THE MESSAGE OUT TO HIS WHOLE KINGDOM THAT
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  • HE NOW WAS A BELIEVER BUT SOMETHING DIDN'T
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  • GET PASSED ON TO THE NEXT GENERATION
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  • AND THE GENERATION TO FOLLOW.
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  • SO AS WE COME TO OUR STORY NOW, WE HAVE HIS GRANDSON
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  • BELSHAZZAR WHO IS LITERALLY GOING OUT
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  • OF HIS WAY TO MOCK GOD.
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  • HE'S GOING OUT OF HIS WAY TO SHAKE HIS FIST
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  • AT GOD AND TO DEFY HIM.
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  • I SORT OF UNDERSTAND THAT BECAUSE I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A
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  • BIT OF A MOCKER MYSELF.
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  • I WAS DRIVING ALONG ONE TIME IN THE SOUTH AND
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  • I SAW A TOWN CALLED MOCKSVILLE.
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  • I THOUGHT I SHOULD'VE BEEN BORN IN MOCKSVILLE INSTEAD
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  • OF LONG BEACH BECAUSE I AS A KID WOULD
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  • ALWAYS MOCK AUTHORITY FIGURES. I WOULD MOCK THE TEACHERS.
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  • GET INTO TROUBLE AND I USED TO MOCK CHRISTIANS.
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  • I THOUGHT THEY WERE COLLECTIVELY NUTS.
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  • I THOUGHT THEY WERE ONE TACO SHORT OF A
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  • COMBINATION PLATE, RIGHT, AND THEY WERE
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  • ON MY HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS.
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  • WE DIDN'T CALL THEM CHRISTIANS; WE CALLED
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  • THEM JESUS FREAKS AND MY FRIENDS WARNED ME AND THEY
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  • SAID, BECAUSE I JUST TRANSFERRED TO THAT CAMPUS
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  • IN NEWPORT BEACH HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL,
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  • THEY SAID "GREG, BE CAREFUL.
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  • WE HAVE A LOT OF JESUS FREAKS ON THIS CAMPUS."
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  • I SAID, "GIVE ME A BREAK.
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  • THE LAST THING GREG LAURIE WILL EVER DO
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  • IS BECOME A JESUS FREAK." FAMOUS LAST WORD.
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  • [laughter]
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  • SO I THOUGHT THEY WERE CRAZY.
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  • I DISMISSED THEM.
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  • BUT THEN I SAW THIS REALLY CUTE GIRL AND SHE HAD
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  • A BIBLE AND I THOUGHT TO MYSELF,
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  • "WHY WOULD A PERFECTLY CUTE GIRL CARRY A BIBLE?"
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  • SO I WAS INTRIGUED.
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  • SO I WENT AND SAT CLOSE ENOUGH TO ONE OF THEIR
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  • MEETINGS BECAUSE THEY HAD THESE LITTLE BIBLE STUDIES
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  • IN THE FRONT LAWN OF OUR HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS.
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  • I SAT CLOSE ENOUGH TO SORT OF EAVESDROP ON THEIR
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  • CONVERSATION BUT NOT CLOSE ENOUGH WHERE PEOPLE WOULD
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  • THINK I WAS ACTUALLY JOINING THEM AND THAT WAS
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  • THE FIRST TIME I HEARD THE GOSPEL AND THAT WAS THE
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  • DAY I PUT MY FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST AND I HAVE
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  • NEVER REGRETTED THAT DAY. NEVER.
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  • [applause]
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  • SO COMING BACK TO OUR STORY.
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  • HERE IS BELSHAZZAR SHAKING HIS FIST AT GOD.
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  • THE MESSAGE HAD NOT BEEN PASSED ON.
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  • ACTUALLY, IT'S INTERESTING BECAUSE HE HAD A FATHER
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  • WHOSE NAME WAS EVIL MERODACH.
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  • I MEAN WHO NAMES THEIR KID EVIL?
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  • YOU KNOW THAT KID IS NOT GOING TO TURN OUT
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  • WELL IF YOU NAME HIM EVIL.
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  • UNLESS HE'S EVEL KNIEVEL WHO ACTUALLY,
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  • I HEARD, CAME TO CHRIST.
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  • SO THAT WORKED OUT FOR EVEL KNIEVEL.
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  • WELL THIS EVIL MERODACH LIVED UP TO HIS NAME AND
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  • HE HAS A SON NAMED BELSHAZZAR WHO HAS
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  • NO INTEREST IN GOD WHATSOEVER.
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  • WHY DO I BRING THAT UP?
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  • LISTEN TO THIS,
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  • JUST BECAUSE YOUR GRANDPARENTS, OR EVEN YOUR
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  • PARENTS BELIEVED IN JESUS DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU
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  • AUTOMATICALLY BECOME A BELIEVER.
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  • JESUS SAID, "YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN."
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  • [applause]
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  • I'VE HEARD PEOPLE SAY, "WELL YOU KNOW, I'M A
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  • CHRISTIAN I'M JUST NOT ONE OF THOSE BORN AGAINS."
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  • LISTEN MAN, YOU HAVE TO BE BORN AGAIN IF YOU WANT TO
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  • ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AND I'M GOING TO
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  • TELL YOU HOW TO DO THAT IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS.
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  • SO HERE'S THE STORY RIGHT HERE IN DANIEL CHAPTER FIVE.
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  • LET ME READ IT TO YOU.
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  • "KING BELSHAZZAR GAVE A GREAT FEAST FOR 1.000 OF
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  • HIS NOBLES, AND HE DRANK WINE WITH THEM.
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  • WHILE BELSHAZZAR WAS DRINKING THE WINE, HE GAVE
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  • ORDERS TO BRING IN THE GOLD AND SILVER CUPS
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  • THAT HIS PREDECESSOR, NEBUCHADNEZZAR, HAD TAKEN
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  • FROM THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM.
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  • THESE WERE HOLY OBJECTS USED IN WORSHIP BY THE
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  • JEWISH PEOPLE THAT WERE TAKEN WITH THE JEWISH
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  • PEOPLE INTO CAPTIVITY INTO BABYLON.
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  • HE WANTED TO DRINK FROM THEM WITH HIS NOBLES, HIS
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  • WIVES, AND HIS CONCUBINES."
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  • IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT A CONCUBINE IS AND YOU'RE
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  • YOUNG, ASK YOUR MOM AND DAD LATER.
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  • "SO THEY BROUGHT THESE GOLD CUPS TAKEN FROM THE
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  • TEMPLE, THE HOUSE OF GOD IN JERUSALEM, AND THE KING
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  • AND HIS NOBLES, HIS WIVES, WERE DRINKING FROM THEM.
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  • WHILE THEY DRANK FROM THEM THEY PRAISED THEIR IDOLS
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  • MADE OF GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE, SUDDENLY THEY SAW
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  • THE FINGERS OF A HUMAN HAND WRITING ON THE WALL
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  • OF THE KING'S PALACE NEAR THE LAMPSTAND.
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  • THE KING SAW THE HAND AS IT WROTE AND HIS FACE
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  • TURNED PALE WITH FRIGHT.
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  • HIS KNEES KNOCKED TOGETHER IN FEAR
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  • AND HIS LEGS GAVE WAY BENEATH HIM."
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  • WOW. WHAT A VIVID STORY.
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  • SO HERE'S THE KING PARTYING AWAY.
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  • THESE OLD ANCIENT KINGS -THEY LOVE TO FLAUNT THEIR WEALTH.
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  • IF BELSHAZZAR WAS AROUND TODAY AND HAD AN INSTAGRAM
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  • ACCOUNT HE WOULD BE SITTING ON A PILE OF MONEY
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  • WITH GOLD CHAINS HANGING AROUND HIS NECK WITH
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  • BABES AND BENTLEYS IN THE BACKGROUND.
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  • HE WAS FLAUNTING HIS WEALTH. LIVING LARGE.
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  • LOOK AT WHAT I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED.
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  • HE WAS DRINKING.
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  • NOT USUALLY A GOOD COMBINATION.
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  • I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE NOTICED THIS BUT DRINKING
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  • MAKES YOU DO STUPID STUFF.
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  • I JUST READ ABOUT A FOUR-YEAR STUDY
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  • THAT DETERMINED THE FOLLOWING:
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  • "YOUNG ADULTS WHO BINGE DRINK FREQUENTLY ARE
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  • MORE LIKELY TO SHOW DISADVANTAGEOUS DECISION
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  • MAKING PATTERNS THAN THEIR PEERS WHO DON'T DRINK."
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  • YOU NEEDED A FOUR-YEAR STUDY TO FIGURE THAT OUT?
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  • GIVE ME A BREAK. SO HERE HE IS.
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  • HE IS HAVING A BIG OLD PARTY.
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  • YOU KNOW SOMETIMES PEOPLE THINK THAT THEY CAN JUST
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  • LIVE AS THEY WANT AND DISREGARD THE STANDARDS
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  • THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US.
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  • WE CALL THEM THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
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  • THEY ARE THERE FOR A REASON.
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  • YOU SHALL NOT STEAL. YOU SHALL NOT LIE.
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  • YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY.
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  • YOU SHALL NOT TAKE THE LORD'S NAME IN VAIN.
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  • GOD DOESN'T GIVE US THOSE STANDARDS TO RUIN OUR LIVES.
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  • HE GIVES THEM TO US TO PROTECT US FROM HARM.
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  • THEY ARE NOT SOME BIG WALL THAT KEEPS THE FUN OUT.
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  • THEY ARE A WALL OF PROTECTION THAT KEEP US SAFE.
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  • WHEN YOU START BREAKING GOD'S COMMANDMENTS
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  • YOU ARE GOING TO REAP THE CONSEQUENCES.
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  • OH I KNOW YOU THINK I CAN DRINK.
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  • IT WON'T AFFECT ME.
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  • I CAN DO SOME DRUGS HERE AND I WON'T BECOME
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  • AN ADDICT OF ANY KIND.
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  • I WILL GET INTO THIS THING AND IT WON'T TAKE ME OVER.
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  • AND THEN ONE DAY YOU FIND YOURSELF FACING
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  • THE MASSIVE CONSEQUENCES OF ALL OF THE BAD DECISIONS
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  • THAT YOU HAVE MADE.
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  • SO HERE IS THE KING LIVING LARGE AND SUDDENLY WE READ
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  • HE SAW A HAND WRITING ON A WALL.
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  • IT WAS THE HAND OF GOD.
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  • I READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE MUSICIAN MOBY WHO HAS
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  • HAD GLOBAL SUCCESS.
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  • HE WROTE ABOUT IT IN A BOOK WITH THE TITLE
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  • AND THEN IT FELL APART.
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  • IN THE BOOK IT SAYS OF HIS LIFE, "FAME WAS GOLD AND
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  • PLATINUM RECORDS STACKED IN THE HALLWAY OF HIS
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  • SMALL MOTT STREET APARTMENT IN NEW YORK CITY.
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  • FAME WAS ALSO LOTS OF SPONTANEOUS SEX, ECSTASY,
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  • VODKA, AND ANYTHING ELSE OFFERED."
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  • SOME PEOPLE ARE HEARING THIS GOING THAT SOUNDS AWESOME.
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  • WELL IT WASN'T SO AWESOME FOR MOBY BECAUSE HE FOUND
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  • HIMSELF LOOKING WITH ENVY ON HIS FRIEND HEATH LEDGER
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  • WHO HAD DIED OF A DRUG OVERDOSE NOT FAR FROM
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  • WHERE MOBY WAS LIVING.
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  • SO ONE NIGHT MOBY PULLED OUT A PLASTIC BAG,
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  • PUT IT OVER HIS HEAD,
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  • FASTENED A BELT AT IT'S BASE AND CLOSED HIS EYES
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  • EFFECTIVELY ATTEMPTING SUICIDE.
  • 00:10:50.190 --> 00:10:53.100
  • THANKFULLY HE WAS NOT SUCCESSFUL
  • 00:10:53.130 --> 00:10:56.230
  • AND WENT AND SOUGHT TREATMENT.
  • 00:10:56.260 --> 00:10:58.260
  • BUT MAYBE YOU HAVE BEEN SO DESPONDENT YOU
  • 00:10:58.290 --> 00:11:01.070
  • HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE.
  • 00:11:01.100 --> 00:11:03.020
  • SOME OF YOU LISTENING TO MY MESSAGE RIGHT NOW HAVE
  • 00:11:03.050 --> 00:11:05.180
  • ATTEMPTED SUICIDE AS WELL.
  • 00:11:05.210 --> 00:11:09.090
  • BECAUSE YOU CHASED AFTER EVERYTHING THIS CULTURE
  • 00:11:09.120 --> 00:11:12.190
  • HAS TO OFFER AND YOU FOUND IT WAS EMPTY.
  • 00:11:12.220 --> 00:11:15.240
  • YOU CHECKED ALL OF THE BOXES.
  • 00:11:15.270 --> 00:11:17.160
  • YOU GOT TO THE TOP.
  • 00:11:17.190 --> 00:11:19.080
  • YOU FOUND OUT THERE WAS NOTHING THERE.
  • 00:11:19.110 --> 00:11:22.110
  • WHAT DO YOU THINK IS GOING TO FILL THAT HOLE IN YOUR
  • 00:11:22.140 --> 00:11:24.120
  • SOUL? DRUGS? DRINKING? SEX? SOME WOULD SAY FAME.
  • 00:11:24.150 --> 00:11:30.150
  • "MAN, IT IS ALL ABOUT BEING FAMOUS.
  • 00:11:30.180 --> 00:11:32.260
  • I WANT TO BE INSTA-FAMOUS. I WANT TO BE A YOUTUBER.
  • 00:11:32.290 --> 00:11:37.010
  • I WANT TO BE AN INFLUENCER." REALLY?
  • 00:11:37.040 --> 00:11:39.280
  • I READ IN 2017 FORBES MAGAZINE REPORTED THAT
  • 00:11:40.010 --> 00:11:43.190
  • 1 IN 4 MILLENNIALS WOULD QUIT THEIR JOBS TO BECOME FAMOUS.
  • 00:11:43.220 --> 00:11:48.170
  • WELL, BELSHAZZAR WAS FAMOUS AND HE WAS
  • 00:11:48.200 --> 00:11:52.160
  • POWERFUL AND NOW HE WAS IN TROUBLE.
  • 00:11:52.190 --> 00:11:55.150
  • AS HE SEES THE HAND WRITING ON THE WALL.
  • 00:11:55.180 --> 00:11:59.230
  • YOU KNOW, IT'S INTERESTING BECAUSE IT SAYS HIS KNEES
  • 00:11:59.260 --> 00:12:01.270
  • STARTED KNOCKING AND ONE TRANSLATOR LOOKING AT
  • 00:12:02.000 --> 00:12:05.120
  • THIS VERSE SAID THAT HE BASICALLY DEFECATED.
  • 00:12:05.150 --> 00:12:10.290
  • DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:12:11.020 --> 00:12:13.110
  • YES, HE POOPED IN HIS PANTS.
  • 00:12:13.140 --> 00:12:16.160
  • IF YOU SAW A HAND WRITING ON THE WALL,
  • 00:12:16.190 --> 00:12:20.120
  • YOU MIGHT DO THE SAME THING.
  • 00:12:20.150 --> 00:12:22.240
  • IT FREAKED HIM OUT AND HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
  • 00:12:22.270 --> 00:12:27.090
  • SO HE CALLED IN ALL THESE ASTROLOGERS FOR ADVICE AND
  • 00:12:27.120 --> 00:12:30.220
  • THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY AND THEN SOMEONE
  • 00:12:30.250 --> 00:12:33.160
  • SAID, "MAN, YOU BETTER TALK TO YOUR GRANDMOTHER,"
  • 00:12:33.190 --> 00:12:35.290
  • SO GRANDMA COMES WALKING IN AND LISTEN,
  • 00:12:36.020 --> 00:12:38.260
  • SHE WASN'T HAPPY.
  • 00:12:38.290 --> 00:12:40.100
  • IF MOMMA AIN'T HAPPY, AIN'T NOBODY HAPPY.
  • 00:12:40.130 --> 00:12:44.210
  • AND GRANDMA, THE WIFE OF NEBUCHADNEZZAR SAID, "WHY
  • 00:12:44.240 --> 00:12:49.030
  • HAVEN'T YOU CALLED ON THE PROPHET DANIEL?"
  • 00:12:49.060 --> 00:12:51.150
  • HE REALLY HELPED OUT YOUR FATHER,
  • 00:12:51.180 --> 00:12:54.030
  • YOUR GRANDFATHER RATHER.
  • 00:12:54.060 --> 00:12:55.100
  • WHY DON'T YOU TALK TO HIM?"
  • 00:12:55.130 --> 00:12:56.290
  • "ALL RIGHT, BRING THE OLD DUDE IN.
  • 00:12:57.020 --> 00:12:58.130
  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE'S GOING TO HAVE TO SAY TO ME.
  • 00:12:58.160 --> 00:13:00.060
  • I'M THE YOUNG BOY KING."
  • 00:13:00.090 --> 00:13:02.100
  • SO IN COMES DANIEL. HE'S AROUND 90 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:13:02.130 --> 00:13:06.090
  • HE HADN'T BEEN DOING MUCH LATELY.
  • 00:13:06.120 --> 00:13:09.000
  • HE HAD GONE OFF ALL SOCIAL MEDIA.
  • 00:13:09.030 --> 00:13:11.110
  • HE WAS JUST KIND OF OFF THE GRID.
  • 00:13:11.140 --> 00:13:13.250
  • DANIEL WALKS IN, HE LOOKS ON THE WALL, HE SEES THE
  • 00:13:13.280 --> 00:13:17.200
  • WRITING AND HE KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS AND NOW HE'S
  • 00:13:17.230 --> 00:13:20.220
  • GOING TO TELL THE KING WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.
  • 00:13:20.250 --> 00:13:24.060
  • WE READ THAT DANIEL SAYS TO HIM, "O BELSHAZZAR, YOU
  • 00:13:24.090 --> 00:13:28.020
  • KNEW THESE THINGS, AND YOU'VE NOT HUMBLED YOURSELF."
  • 00:13:28.050 --> 00:13:33.160
  • SOMETIMES PEOPLE ASK THE QUESTION,
  • 00:13:33.190 --> 00:13:35.270
  • HOW COULD A GOD OF LOVE SEND SOMEONE TO HELL?
  • 00:13:36.000 --> 00:13:40.190
  • WELL, FIRST OF ALL,
  • 00:13:40.220 --> 00:13:41.280
  • LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, THE REAL ISSUE PEOPLE ARE
  • 00:13:45.220 --> 00:13:48.190
  • SOMETIMES COMING TO TALK ABOUT IS WHAT ABOUT THE
  • 00:13:48.220 --> 00:13:51.280
  • PERSON WHO HAS NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL BEFORE?
  • 00:13:52.010 --> 00:13:54.150
  • WILL GOD SEND THEM TO HELL?
  • 00:13:54.180 --> 00:13:56.080
  • LISTEN TO ME, THE LAST THING GOD ALMIGHTY WANTS
  • 00:13:56.110 --> 00:13:59.190
  • TO DO IS TO SEND ANY MAN OR ANY WOMAN TO HELL.
  • 00:13:59.220 --> 00:14:05.110
  • HELL WAS NOT MADE FOR PEOPLE;
  • 00:14:05.140 --> 00:14:07.260
  • HELL WAS MADE FOR THE DEVIL AND HIS ANGELS.
  • 00:14:07.290 --> 00:14:11.240
  • GOD WANTS YOU TO GO TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:14:11.270 --> 00:14:13.280
  • THAT'S WHY HE SENT HIS SON JESUS CHRIST ON A RESCUE
  • 00:14:14.010 --> 00:14:17.130
  • MISSION FROM HEAVEN TO DIE ON THE CROSS AND PAY FOR
  • 00:14:17.160 --> 00:14:20.240
  • YOUR SINS SO YOU COULD GO TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:14:20.270 --> 00:14:23.280
  • [applause]
  • 00:14:24.010 --> 00:14:29.010
  • YEAH, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE PERSON WHO HAS
  • 00:14:29.040 --> 00:14:30.090
  • NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL?
  • 00:14:30.120 --> 00:14:31.200
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM?
  • 00:14:31.230 --> 00:14:32.280
  • YOU KNOW, THE PERSON LIVING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DESERT.
  • 00:14:33.010 --> 00:14:35.250
  • THEY'RE ALWAYS IN THE MIDDLE
  • 00:14:35.280 --> 00:14:36.210
  • OF A DESERT FOR SOME REASON.
  • 00:14:36.240 --> 00:14:38.180
  • HEY, GOD WILL JUDGE THEM ACCORDING TO THE LIGHT
  • 00:14:38.210 --> 00:14:41.090
  • THAT THEY HAVE RECEIVED, BUT CHECK THIS OUT.
  • 00:14:41.120 --> 00:14:43.200
  • KNOWLEDGE BRINGS RESPONSIBILITY AND
  • 00:14:43.230 --> 00:14:46.080
  • YOU'RE HEARING THE GOSPEL TONIGHT.
  • 00:14:46.110 --> 00:14:49.190
  • YOU SAY, WHAT IS THIS THING YOU SAY GOSPEL?
  • 00:14:49.220 --> 00:14:52.000
  • WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?
  • 00:14:52.030 --> 00:14:53.230
  • WELL, FIRST OF ALL, THE WORD GOSPEL MEANS GOOD NEWS.
  • 00:14:53.260 --> 00:14:57.150
  • HERE'S THE GOSPEL IN A NUTSHELL,
  • 00:14:57.180 --> 00:14:59.200
  • HERE'S WHAT I'M SAYING TO YOU.
  • 00:14:59.230 --> 00:15:01.030
  • YOU WERE MADE BY GOD IN HIS IMAGE,
  • 00:15:01.060 --> 00:15:04.170
  • BUT THE PROBLEM IS YOU'RE SEPARATED FROM
  • 00:15:04.200 --> 00:15:07.080
  • GOD BY YOUR SIN AND EVERYBODY SINS.
  • 00:15:07.110 --> 00:15:10.200
  • SOME SIN MORE THAN OTHERS, BUT EVERYONE SINS.
  • 00:15:10.230 --> 00:15:14.040
  • THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE A HOLE IN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:15:14.070 --> 00:15:16.220
  • THAT'S WHY THERE'S A VOID IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:15:16.250 --> 00:15:19.140
  • THAT'S WHY YOU'RE SEARCHING.
  • 00:15:19.170 --> 00:15:21.140
  • SO THAT'S THE BAD NEWS - YOU'VE SINNED, YOU'VE
  • 00:15:21.170 --> 00:15:24.020
  • BROKEN GOD'S COMMANDMENTS YOU'RE SEPARATED FROM GOD.
  • 00:15:24.050 --> 00:15:27.060
  • BUT HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS, GOD SENT HIS SON TO DIE ON
  • 00:15:27.090 --> 00:15:30.130
  • THE CROSS FOR YOUR SIN BECAUSE ONLY JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:15:30.160 --> 00:15:34.030
  • WAS UNIQUELY QUALIFIED TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN
  • 00:15:34.060 --> 00:15:38.040
  • HOLY PERFECT GOD AND UNHOLY IMPERFECT HUMANITY
  • 00:15:38.070 --> 00:15:43.230
  • AND WITH ONE HAND AND THE OTHER HAND ON THE CROSS,
  • 00:15:43.260 --> 00:15:47.160
  • SPIKES WERE DRIVEN THROUGH THEM.
  • 00:15:47.190 --> 00:15:49.140
  • AND WITH ONE HAND JESUS TOOK HOLD OF SINFUL PEOPLE
  • 00:15:49.170 --> 00:15:52.220
  • LIKE US AND HE TOOK HOLD OF THE HOLY HAND OF GOD
  • 00:15:52.250 --> 00:15:56.020
  • AND HE DIED THERE IN OUR PLACE.
  • 00:15:56.050 --> 00:15:59.090
  • JESUS CAME TO PAY A DEBT HE DID NOT OWE BECAUSE
  • 00:15:59.120 --> 00:16:02.180
  • WE OWED A DEBT WE COULD NOT PAY.
  • 00:16:02.210 --> 00:16:06.050
  • SO YES, YOU'LL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOU KNOW.
  • 00:16:06.080 --> 00:16:11.120
  • SO YOU CAN'T LEAVE HERE TONIGHT SAYING,
  • 00:16:11.150 --> 00:16:13.000
  • "I NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS.
  • 00:16:13.030 --> 00:16:14.160
  • I NEVER REALIZED I NEEDED TO BELIEVE IN JESUS."
  • 00:16:14.190 --> 00:16:17.060
  • NOW YOU KNOW.
  • 00:16:17.090 --> 00:16:18.080
  • HERE'S THE WRITING ON THE WALL.
  • 00:16:18.110 --> 00:16:19.270
  • THE WORDS WERE "MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN."
  • 00:16:20.000 --> 00:16:23.140
  • DANIEL LOOKS AT IT AND SAYS,
  • 00:16:23.170 --> 00:16:25.000
  • "OKAY, MAN, THIS IS NOT THE BEST NEWS.
  • 00:16:25.030 --> 00:16:27.240
  • WHAT THIS MEANS IS YOU'VE BEEN WEIGHED IN GOD'S
  • 00:16:27.270 --> 00:16:30.150
  • SCALES AND YOU'VE BEEN FOUND LACKING."
  • 00:16:30.180 --> 00:16:34.040
  • YEAH. THAT'S IT. PARTY IS OVER.
  • 00:16:34.070 --> 00:16:39.030
  • LISTEN, THERE'S GOING TO COME A LAST NIGHT TO EVERY
  • 00:16:39.060 --> 00:16:41.270
  • PERSON AND YOU'RE GOING TO GIVE WHAT WILL
  • 00:16:42.000 --> 00:16:44.250
  • BE YOUR LAST WORDS.
  • 00:16:44.280 --> 00:16:47.140
  • YOU MAY NOT KNOW THAT THEY'RE YOUR LAST
  • 00:16:47.170 --> 00:16:49.110
  • WORDS BUT THEY WILL BE.
  • 00:16:49.140 --> 00:16:50.280
  • MICHAEL JACKSON WAS LEAVING PRACTICE FOR HIS
  • 00:16:51.010 --> 00:16:54.240
  • "THIS IS IT" CONCERT TOUR AND HIS LAST WORDS WERE
  • 00:16:54.270 --> 00:16:59.070
  • "THIS IS IT. THIS REALLY IS IT,"
  • 00:16:59.100 --> 00:17:03.230
  • AND HE DIED SHORTLY AFTER THAT.
  • 00:17:03.260 --> 00:17:06.200
  • THE LAST WORDS OF P. T. BARNUM, THEY ACTUALLY MADE A MOVIE
  • 00:17:06.230 --> 00:17:10.040
  • ABOUT HIS LIFE CALLED "THE GREATEST SHOWMAN",
  • 00:17:10.070 --> 00:17:13.010
  • THE LAST WORDS OF THIS GREAT SHOWMAN WERE
  • 00:17:13.040 --> 00:17:15.050
  • "WHAT WERE LAST NIGHTS RECEIPTS?"
  • 00:17:15.080 --> 00:17:18.080
  • YOU CAN SEE WHERE HIS PRIORITIES WERE.
  • 00:17:18.110 --> 00:17:20.260
  • ON MARCH 14, 1883, KARL MARX WAS PREPARING TO DIE
  • 00:17:20.290 --> 00:17:26.140
  • AND HIS HOUSEKEEPER SAID, "TELL ME YOUR LAST WORDS,
  • 00:17:26.170 --> 00:17:28.280
  • AND I'LL WRITE THEM DOWN."
  • 00:17:29.010 --> 00:17:30.160
  • KARL MARX SAID, "GET OUT!
  • 00:17:30.190 --> 00:17:32.120
  • LAST WORDS ARE FOR FOOLS WHO HAVEN'T SAID ENOUGH."
  • 00:17:32.150 --> 00:17:35.200
  • IN CONTRAST TO KARL MARX, GROUCHO MARX GAVE HIS LAST
  • 00:17:35.230 --> 00:17:41.000
  • WORDS WHICH WERE, "DIE, MY DEAR, WHY THAT'S THE LAST
  • 00:17:41.030 --> 00:17:44.140
  • THING I'LL DO," AND THEN HE DIED.
  • 00:17:44.170 --> 00:17:48.000
  • NOSTRADAMUS WHO IS KNOWN FOR PREDICTING THE FUTURE,
  • 00:17:48.030 --> 00:17:51.060
  • NOT VERY ACCURATELY I MIGHT ADD, PREDICTED
  • 00:17:51.090 --> 00:17:53.260
  • THE FUTURE RIGHT ONE TIME WHEN HE SAID,
  • 00:17:53.290 --> 00:17:55.270
  • "TOMORROW I SHALL NO LONGER BE HERE."
  • 00:17:56.000 --> 00:17:59.000
  • AND THOSE TURNED OUT TO BE HIS LAST WORDS.
  • 00:17:59.030 --> 00:18:02.090
  • BRAD DELP THE LEAD SINGER OF THE ROCK BAND
  • 00:18:02.120 --> 00:18:04.270
  • "BOSTON" COMMITTED SUICIDE.
  • 00:18:05.000 --> 00:18:07.000
  • ON A NOTE CLIPPED TO HIS SHIRT WERE HIS FINAL WORDS:
  • 00:18:07.030 --> 00:18:10.060
  • "I AM A LONELY SOUL."
  • 00:18:10.090 --> 00:18:13.020
  • ONE DAY YOU'LL GIVE YOUR LAST WORDS.
  • 00:18:13.050 --> 00:18:15.100
  • ONE DAY YOU'LL HAVE YOUR LAST MEAL.
  • 00:18:15.130 --> 00:18:17.150
  • SEE IT WAS TOO LATE FOR BELSHAZZAR.
  • 00:18:17.180 --> 00:18:19.270
  • NOW, IF HE HAD TURNED TO GOD AT THAT MOMENT, GOD
  • 00:18:20.000 --> 00:18:22.200
  • WOULD'VE FORGIVEN HIM; BUT HE DIDN'T AND THERE'S
  • 00:18:22.230 --> 00:18:24.270
  • GOING TO COME A LAST MOMENT AND I WONDER IF
  • 00:18:25.000 --> 00:18:27.040
  • THERE'S NOT SOMEBODY HERE IN THIS STADIUM OR
  • 00:18:27.070 --> 00:18:29.150
  • SOMEBODY HEARING ME OR WATCHING ME RIGHT NOW THAT
  • 00:18:29.180 --> 00:18:33.080
  • IS HEARING THE GOSPEL FOR THE LAST TIME.
  • 00:18:33.110 --> 00:18:36.180
  • SOMEONE'S NAME IS GOING TO BE ONE OF THOSE STATISTICS
  • 00:18:36.210 --> 00:18:39.170
  • LATER TONIGHT OR TOMORROW.
  • 00:18:39.200 --> 00:18:42.130
  • ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO PASSED INTO ETERNITY.
  • 00:18:42.160 --> 00:18:46.090
  • ONE DAY IT'S GOING TO BE YOU AND ONE DAY IT'S GOING
  • 00:18:46.120 --> 00:18:48.210
  • TO BE ME BECAUSE THE STATISTICS ON DEATH
  • 00:18:48.240 --> 00:18:52.070
  • ARE VERY IMPRESSIVE.
  • 00:18:52.100 --> 00:18:53.160
  • ONE OUT OF EVERY ONE PERSONS WILL DIE.
  • 00:18:53.190 --> 00:18:56.230
  • BUT THE CHRISTIAN DOESN'T HAVE TO BE AFRAID TO DIE.
  • 00:18:56.260 --> 00:19:01.160
  • IT'S NOT THAT WE LOOK FORWARD TO IT, WE JUST
  • 00:19:01.190 --> 00:19:03.100
  • DON'T HAVE TO BE AFRAID OF IT BECAUSE DEATH WAS
  • 00:19:03.130 --> 00:19:06.190
  • DEFEATED AT THE CROSS WHEN JESUS DIED FOR US.
  • 00:19:06.220 --> 00:19:11.020
  • [applause]
  • 00:19:13.280 --> 00:19:17.150
  • OH, SURE, OUR BODIES WILL BE LAID INTO THE GROUND
  • 00:19:17.180 --> 00:19:19.290
  • ONE DAY, BUT OUR SOUL GOES TO HEAVEN BECAUSE
  • 00:19:20.020 --> 00:19:23.090
  • WE PUT OUR FAITH TO CHRIST. THAT'S WHY THE BIBLE SAYS,
  • 00:19:23.120 --> 00:19:27.050
  • "TO LIVE IS CHRIST AND TO DIE IS GAIN."
  • 00:19:27.080 --> 00:19:31.250
  • THE WRITING ON THE WALL.
  • 00:19:31.280 --> 00:19:33.150
  • LET ME CLOSE WITH ONE STORY ABOUT ANOTHER
  • 00:19:33.180 --> 00:19:36.020
  • TIME THAT GOD WROTE.
  • 00:19:36.050 --> 00:19:37.180
  • THIS TIME IT WASN'T ON A WALL.
  • 00:19:37.210 --> 00:19:40.040
  • THIS TIME IT WAS IN THE SAND.
  • 00:19:40.070 --> 00:19:43.040
  • IT WAS A WOMAN WHO WAS CAUGHT IN
  • 00:19:43.070 --> 00:19:45.290
  • THE VERY SIN OF ADULTERY.
  • 00:19:46.020 --> 00:19:49.080
  • THEY DRUG HER AND THREW HER DOWN ON THE GROUND
  • 00:19:49.110 --> 00:19:51.260
  • IN FRONT OF JESUS, AND THEY SAID "THE LAW SAYS SHE
  • 00:19:51.290 --> 00:19:55.050
  • SHOULD BE CONDEMNED. WHAT DO YOU SAY?"
  • 00:19:55.080 --> 00:19:59.260
  • JESUS LOOKED AROUND AND THE BIBLE SAYS
  • 00:19:59.290 --> 00:20:01.250
  • HE WROTE ON THE GROUND.
  • 00:20:01.280 --> 00:20:03.160
  • WE DON'T KNOW WHAT HE WROTE.
  • 00:20:03.190 --> 00:20:05.110
  • THEN HE STOOD UP AND HE SAID, "LET HIM THAT
  • 00:20:05.140 --> 00:20:07.270
  • IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE."
  • 00:20:08.000 --> 00:20:11.010
  • THEN HE STOOPED DOWN AND WROTE ON THE GROUND AGAIN.
  • 00:20:11.040 --> 00:20:14.050
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THEY LEFT FROM
  • 00:20:14.080 --> 00:20:16.020
  • THE OLDEST TO THE YOUNGEST. I WONDER WHAT HE WROTE.
  • 00:20:16.050 --> 00:20:19.290
  • I BET HE WROTE THE NAMES OF SOME OF THEM.
  • 00:20:20.020 --> 00:20:22.230
  • I SEE A JOSHUA JOSHUA.
  • 00:20:22.260 --> 00:20:24.240
  • MAYBE HE WROTE NEXT TO HIS NAME THE SIN HE WAS
  • 00:20:24.270 --> 00:20:27.200
  • COMMITTING AT THAT MOMENT.
  • 00:20:27.230 --> 00:20:29.090
  • HE CLEARED THE HOUSE.
  • 00:20:29.120 --> 00:20:30.280
  • SO HERE'S THIS WOMAN ON THE GROUND AND JESUS SAYS
  • 00:20:31.010 --> 00:20:34.240
  • TO HER, "WOMAN," AND BY THE WAY HE USED THE VERY
  • 00:20:34.270 --> 00:20:37.120
  • RESPECTFUL TERM ALMOST LIKE SAYING, "LADY" OR "MA'AM."
  • 00:20:37.150 --> 00:20:41.160
  • "MA'AM, LADY, WHERE ARE YOUR ACCUSERS?"
  • 00:20:41.190 --> 00:20:45.120
  • SHE LOOKS AROUND.
  • 00:20:45.150 --> 00:20:46.170
  • SHE SAYS, "LORD, I DON'T HAVE ANY."
  • 00:20:46.200 --> 00:20:48.110
  • HE SAYS, "NEITHER DO I ACCUSE YOU.
  • 00:20:48.140 --> 00:20:51.190
  • GO AND SIN NO MORE."
  • 00:20:51.220 --> 00:20:54.250
  • THAT'S WHAT JESUS WILL SAY TO YOU TONIGHT.
  • 00:20:54.280 --> 00:20:57.250
  • HE CAN FORGIVE YOU OF ALL OF YOUR SIN.
  • 00:20:57.280 --> 00:20:59.290
  • [applause]
  • 00:21:00.040 --> 00:21:02.250
  • SO IN THIS STORY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:21:02.280 --> 00:21:04.100
  • THE BOOK OF DANIEL, GOD WROTE ON THE WALL.
  • 00:21:04.130 --> 00:21:06.250
  • IN THE STORY I JUST TOLD YOU, GOD WROTE IN THE SAND.
  • 00:21:06.280 --> 00:21:10.150
  • GOD CAN WRITE A NEW ENDING TO YOUR STORY RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:21:10.180 --> 00:21:15.240
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "WE LIVE OUR LIFE LIKE A STORY
  • 00:21:15.270 --> 00:21:18.180
  • THAT'S BEING TOLD AND THE WAY THAT YOU'RE LIVING
  • 00:21:18.210 --> 00:21:21.020
  • YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW, IT LOOKS LIKE YOUR STORY IS
  • 00:21:21.050 --> 00:21:23.120
  • GOING TO BE A TRAGEDY, BUT GOD CAN CHANGE YOUR STORY.
  • 00:21:23.150 --> 00:21:27.080
  • GOD CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING, BUT YOU MUST COME
  • 00:21:27.110 --> 00:21:30.280
  • TO HIM AND SAY, "LORD, I NEED YOUR HELP.
  • 00:21:31.010 --> 00:21:33.050
  • I NEED YOUR FORGIVENESS."
  • 00:21:33.080 --> 00:21:35.150
  • I JUST WROTE A BOOK ABOUT JOHNNY CASH,
  • 00:21:35.180 --> 00:21:37.180
  • THE MUSICAL LEGEND.
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  • WHAT A FASCINATING GUY HE IS.
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  • RAISED IN THE CHURCH, RAISED BELIEVING,
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  • AND THEN JOHNNY REACHED GLOBAL FAME IN HIS
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  • CAREER SELLING MILLIONS OF RECORDS.
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  • SELLING OUT HUGE ARENAS.
  • 00:21:50.020 --> 00:21:51.270
  • BUT THEN HE STARTED USING AMPHETAMINES
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  • AND HE STARTED DRINKING AND HE MESSED UP
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  • A LOT OF TIMES IN HIS LIFE.
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  • BUT HERE IS WHY JOHNNY CASH DID NOT JOIN THE
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  • PANTHEON OF ROCK STARS OF DAYS GONE BY WHO DIED TOO YOUNG.
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  • HERE'S WHY JOHNNY DID NOT JOIN THE RANKS OF
  • 00:22:07.230 --> 00:22:10.090
  • JIMI HENDRIX AND JANIS JOPLIN AND KURT COBAIN OR
  • 00:22:10.120 --> 00:22:16.260
  • AMY WINEHOUSE OR A HOST OF OTHERS,
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  • BECAUSE JOHNNY KNEW WHEN HE WAS IN TROUBLE
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  • HE NEEDED TO TURN TO GOD.
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  • HE DIDN'T LIVE A PERFECT LIFE BUT HE WAS A BELIEVER
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  • AND GOD FORGAVE HIM AND GAVE HIM SECOND CHANCES
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  • AND GOD STILL GIVES SECOND CHANCES
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  • AND HE'LL GIVE ONE TO YOU TONIGHT.
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  • [applause]
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  • YOU SAY, "OKAY, WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?"
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  • OKAY, IF YOU HAVEN'T LISTENED TO ANYTHING ELSE
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  • I'VE SAID, JUST LISTEN TO ME FOR A MOMENT.
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  • IF YOU WANT TO HAVE YOUR SIN FORGIVEN, IF YOU WANT
  • 00:22:47.170 --> 00:22:52.210
  • TO FILL THAT HOLE IN YOUR HEART, IF YOU WANT TO HAVE
  • 00:22:52.240 --> 00:22:56.250
  • YOUR GUILT REMOVED, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THAT YOU'LL
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  • GO TO HEAVEN ONE DAY, HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
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  • 1. ADMIT YOU'RE A SINNER.
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  • SOME PEOPLE CHOKE ON THAT WORD.
  • 00:23:06.250 --> 00:23:08.230
  • "OH, YOU KNOW, MAYBE I'M SICK.
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  • MAYBE I HAVE SOME KIND Of A DISEASE."
  • 00:23:11.140 --> 00:23:14.090
  • NO. YOU'RE A SINNER.
  • 00:23:14.120 --> 00:23:16.050
  • THE BIBLE SAYS ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT
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  • OF THE GLORY OF GOD.
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  • EVERY ONE OF US HAVE BROKEN HIS COMMANDMENTS.
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  • YOU SAY, "WELL, I HAVEN'T BROKEN THAT MANY."
  • 00:23:22.040 --> 00:23:24.210
  • YEAH, BUT THE BIBLE SAYS IF YOU OFFEND IN ONE POINT
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  • OF THE LAW YOU'RE GUILTY OF ALL OF IT.
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  • I MENTIONED SOME COMMANDMENTS EARLIER.
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  • QUESTION: HAVE YOU EVER LIED? NO.
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  • YOU'RE LYING RIGHT NOW, SUCKER.
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  • DON'T TELL ME YOU HAVEN'T LIED.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN THE LORD'S NAME IN VAIN?
  • 00:23:40.170 --> 00:23:43.000
  • HAVE YOU EVER STOLEN SOMETHING?
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  • OF COURSE YOU HAVE. WE ALL HAVE SINNED.
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  • ADMIT YOU'RE A SINNER. JUST OWN IT.
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  • STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR IT, BUT THE BIBLE WARNS
  • 00:23:49.270 --> 00:23:52.150
  • THE WAGES OF SIN ARE DEATH.
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  • 2. REALIZE THAT JESUS CHRIST DIED ON THE CROSS FOR YOU.
  • 00:23:54.290 --> 00:24:00.120
  • THAT'S WHY HE DIED FOR YOU BECAUSE THERE'S
  • 00:24:00.150 --> 00:24:02.150
  • NOTHING YOU OR I CAN DO TO MEET
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  • THE RIGHTEOUS STANDARDS OF GOD.
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  • SO GOD REACHED DOWN TO US AND CHRIST DIED FOR US.
  • 00:24:07.200 --> 00:24:12.100
  • JESUS SAID, "FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, HE GAVE
  • 00:24:12.130 --> 00:24:15.130
  • HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON AND WHOSEVER BELIEVES IN HIM
  • 00:24:15.160 --> 00:24:18.220
  • SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.
  • 00:24:18.250 --> 00:24:22.220
  • THAT'S WHY JESUS DIED.
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  • THEY DIDN'T TAKE HIS LIFE FROM HIM.
  • 00:24:24.230 --> 00:24:26.290
  • HE LAID IT DOWN.
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  • HE DIED IN OUR PLACE VOLUNTARILY.
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  • NAILS DID NOT HOLD CHRIST TO THAT CROSS 2.000 YEARS AGO.
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  • LOVE DID. LOVE FOR YOU. HE DIED FOR YOU.
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  • 3. YOU NEED TO REPENT OF YOUR SIN.
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  • YOU MIGHT SAY, "I DON'T EVEN KNOW
  • 00:24:45.100 --> 00:24:46.210
  • WHAT THAT MEANS TO REPENT.
  • 00:24:46.240 --> 00:24:48.070
  • I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF I'VE PENTED.
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  • HOW DO I REPENT?"
  • 00:24:50.070 --> 00:24:52.090
  • REPENT JUST MEANS CHANGE YOUR DIRECTION.
  • 00:24:52.120 --> 00:24:56.020
  • IT'S ACTUALLY A MILITARY TERM.
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  • IT MEANS ABOUT FACE. TURN AROUND.
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  • SO INSTEAD OF GOING AWAY FROM GOD, GO TO GOD.
  • 00:25:02.000 --> 00:25:05.160
  • INSTEAD OF RUNNING FROM GOD, RUN TO GOD.
  • 00:25:05.190 --> 00:25:09.220
  • TURN AWAY FROM THAT OLD SIN.
  • 00:25:09.250 --> 00:25:12.090
  • 4. YOU MUST RECEIVE CHRIST INTO YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:12.120 --> 00:25:16.010
  • SEE, BEING A CHRISTIAN, THIS IS NOT A RELIGIOUS THING.
  • 00:25:16.040 --> 00:25:20.050
  • I'M NOT A RELIGIOUS PERSON.
  • 00:25:20.080 --> 00:25:23.030
  • I DON'T WANT TO BE A RELIGIOUS PERSON BECAUSE
  • 00:25:23.060 --> 00:25:25.290
  • RELIGIOUS PEOPLE ARE WEIRD.
  • 00:25:26.020 --> 00:25:29.040
  • BUT I AM A PERSON WHO HAS A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
  • 00:25:29.070 --> 00:25:34.240
  • AND THE WAY THAT HAPPENED...
  • 00:25:34.270 --> 00:25:37.250
  • YOU ARE TOO. MANY OF YOU.
  • 00:25:37.280 --> 00:25:39.130
  • [applause]
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  • THE WAY THAT HAPPENED IS WHEN I JUST REALIZED I
  • 00:25:42.200 --> 00:25:45.140
  • NEED GOD IN MY LIFE AND I ASKED JESUS TO FORGIVE ME
  • 00:25:45.170 --> 00:25:49.150
  • OF MY SIN AND HE CAME TO LIVE INSIDE OF ME. YES.
  • 00:25:49.180 --> 00:25:53.080
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "FOR AS MANY AS RECEIVED HIM HE
  • 00:25:53.110 --> 00:25:56.010
  • GAVE THEM THE POWER TO BECOME SONS OF GOD."
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  • YOU RECEIVE HIM. IT'S LIKE A GIFT.
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  • IF I WERE TO GIVE YOU A GIFT TONIGHT AND SAY,
  • 00:26:01.250 --> 00:26:04.020
  • "HEY I GOT YOU A GIFT." RECEIVE THE GIFT.
  • 00:26:04.050 --> 00:26:07.100
  • YOU KNOW GIRLS AND GUYS THEY RECEIVE GIFTS DIFFERENTLY.
  • 00:26:07.130 --> 00:26:11.080
  • IF YOU WRAP A GIFT AND GIVE IT TO A GIRL SHE'LL
  • 00:26:11.110 --> 00:26:13.100
  • UNDO THE RIBBON VERY CAREFULLY AND SHE'LL SAY,
  • 00:26:13.130 --> 00:26:16.200
  • "I MIGHT USE THIS LATER."
  • 00:26:16.230 --> 00:26:19.090
  • THEN SHE'LL NICELY UNDO THE WRAPPING PAPER.
  • 00:26:19.120 --> 00:26:22.150
  • BUT FIRST OF ALL, SHE'LL OPEN THE CARD YOU GAVE HER
  • 00:26:22.180 --> 00:26:25.160
  • AND READ WHAT YOU WROTE AND EVEN SAY,
  • 00:26:25.190 --> 00:26:29.080
  • "THAT'S VERY SWEET."
  • 00:26:29.110 --> 00:26:30.250
  • THEN SHE'LL OPEN THE GIFT AND ENJOY IT.
  • 00:26:30.280 --> 00:26:32.240
  • YOU GIVE A GIFT TO A GUY, HE'LL OPEN THE CARD.
  • 00:26:32.270 --> 00:26:35.190
  • HE ACTS LIKE HE'S READING IT.
  • 00:26:35.220 --> 00:26:37.060
  • HE'S NOT READING IT.
  • 00:26:37.090 --> 00:26:38.250
  • HE'S JUST OPENING IT TO SEE IF THERE'S MONEY OR
  • 00:26:38.280 --> 00:26:41.290
  • A GIFT CARD IN THERE.
  • 00:26:42.020 --> 00:26:43.070
  • [laughter and applause]
  • 00:26:43.100 --> 00:26:45.290
  • WRAPPING PAPER- A MERE OBSTACLE.
  • 00:26:46.020 --> 00:26:47.170
  • HE RIPS IT APART.
  • 00:26:47.200 --> 00:26:48.200
  • "WHAT DID YOU GET ME?!"
  • 00:26:48.230 --> 00:26:50.100
  • LOOK, I DON'T CARE HOW YOU OPEN THE GIFT, JUST
  • 00:26:50.130 --> 00:26:52.250
  • RECEIVE IT AND OPEN IT.
  • 00:26:52.280 --> 00:26:54.130
  • GOD IS OFFERING TO YOU TONIGHT THE GIFT
  • 00:26:54.160 --> 00:26:56.170
  • OF ETERNAL LIFE AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO
  • 00:26:56.200 --> 00:26:59.080
  • IS RECEIVE IT FOR YOURSELF.
  • 00:26:59.110 --> 00:27:01.270
  • [applause]
  • 00:27:02.000 --> 00:27:05.090
  • JESUS SAYS, "BEHOLD, I STAND AT THE DOOR AND
  • 00:27:05.120 --> 00:27:08.000
  • KNOCK AND IF YOU'LL HEAR MY VOICE AND OPEN
  • 00:27:08.030 --> 00:27:10.080
  • THE DOOR, I WILL COME IN."
  • 00:27:10.110 --> 00:27:13.060
  • [Phil Wickham: This is the Day] THIS IS THE DAY
  • 00:27:13.090 --> 00:27:14.080
  • WHEN THE LOST ARE FOUND.
  • 00:27:14.110 --> 00:27:16.190
  • O CAN YOU HEAR ALL THE ANGELS ARE SINGING
  • 00:27:16.220 --> 00:27:20.230
  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS.
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