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Choosing the Extrodinary Life: Jesus' 4 Tips for Burning Your Ships

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November 12, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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Choosing the Extrodinary Life: Jesus' 4 Tips for Burning Your Ships

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  • [PRESENTER] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • IN OUR CULTURE WHEN YOU SAY YOU'RE GOING TO BURN THE SHIPS,
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  • IT MEANS THAT YOU'RE GOING ALL IN.
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  • THE IMPLICATION OF COURSE IS THAT YOU'RE CUTTING OFF
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  • ANY PATH OF RETREAT WHATSOEVER.
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  • THE LAST TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY
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  • WE LEARNED THAT SECRET NUMBER FOUR TO CHOOSING
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  • THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE WAS DECIDING TO BURN THE SHIPS
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  • IN ORDER TO BE ALL IN FOR GOD.
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  • AND TODAY WE'RE GOING TO LEARN FOUR PRACTICAL WAYS
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  • TO IMPLEMENT THAT RESOLVE.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED
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  • "JESUS' FOUR TIPS FOR BURNING YOUR SHIPS"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM
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  • OF LIFE, HOPE, MEANING, & JOY THE FEAR OF THE LORD
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  • IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDO SO LET US WORSHIP
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  • LET US BOW DOWN LET US FEAR OUR GOD
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  • TO HIM BELONGS ETERNAL PRAISE GLORIOUS AND RIGHTEOUS
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  • ARE HIS WORKS HIS WAYS
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  • TO HIM BELONGS ALL REVERENT PRAISE
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  • FAITHFUL AND JUST ARE HIS WORKS HIS WAYS
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  • GOD IN THE CONGREGATION WITH YOUR PEOPLE
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  • WE REMEMBER YOUR WORKS YOUR WORKS
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  • TO HIM BELONGS ETERNAL PRAISE
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  • FAITHFUL AND JUST ARE HIS WORKS HIS WAYS
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  • SO LET US WORSHIP LET US BOW DOWN
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  • SO LET US WORSHIP LET US BOW DOWN
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  • SO LET US WORSHIP LET US BOW DOWN
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  • SO LET US WORSHIP LET US BOW DOWN
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  • SO LET US WORSHIP LET US BOW DOWN
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  • SO LET US WORSHIP LET US BOW DOWN
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  • SO LET US WORSHIP LET US BOW DOWN
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  • LET US FEAR OUR GOD OUR GOD
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  • OUR GOD OUR GOD
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  • OUR GOD
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  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDS)
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  • [PRESENTER] MANY OF US ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE NAME ELIJAH,
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  • BUT FEW OF US KNOW THE BOLD STANCE HE TOOK FOR GOD,
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  • NOR THE DETAILS OF HIS EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
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  • NOW YOU CAN TRACE ELIJAH'S FOOTSTEPS
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  • WITH THE ELIJAH MAP, A CHRONOLOGICAL OVERVIEW
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  • OF THE KEY EVENTS IN ELIJAH'S LIFE.
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  • THIS COMPLEMENTARY RESOURCE WILL HELP YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND
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  • HOW GOD USES ORDINARY PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU AND ME
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  • IN AN EXTRAORDINARY WAY.
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  • THE ELIJAH MAP IS OUR GIFT TO YOU SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US
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  • TODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • IN OUR SERIES ON THE LIFE OF ELIJAH,
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  • "CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE",
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  • WE'RE USING THE PROPHET'S LIFE TO UNCOVER SEVEN SECRETS,
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  • GOD'S SEVEN SECRETS FOR LIVING A SUCCESSFUL
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  • AND SIGNIFICANT LIFE.
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  • LAST TIME WE BEGIN WORKING AT THE FOURTH SECRET
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  • FOR SUCCESS AND SIGNIFICANCE,
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  • AND THAT IS DECIDING TO BURN THE SHIPS.
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  • THAT PHRASE, IF YOU'RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH IT,
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  • BURNING THE SHIPS COMES FROM AN INCIDENT
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  • IN THE LIFE OF THE SPANISH EXPLORER, HERNAN CORTES.
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  • REMEMBER WHEN HE LANDED IN MEXICO AT VERACRUZ.
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  • HE HAD TO FACE 200 MILES
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  • OF SNAKE-INFESTED CACTUS-FILLED TERRITORY.
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  • HE KNEW HIS MEN MIGHT BE TEMPTED TO RETREAT,
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  • SO HE ORDERED THAT THE SHIPS THEY HAD ARRIVED ON BE BURNED,
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  • MEANING THAT RETREAT WAS COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE.
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  • THE ONLY DIRECTION THEY COULD GO IS FORWARD.
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  • THERE COMES A TIME IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
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  • WHEN WE HAVE TO BURN THE SHIPS,
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  • WHEN WE HAVE TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT WE'RE ALL IN,
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  • A TIME WHEN WE CUT OFF ANY POSSIBILITY FOR RETREAT.
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  • WE SAW THAT ELIJAH DID THAT WITH THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.
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  • LAST TIME WE LOOKED AT FOUR POSSIBLE RESPONSES
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  • TO GOD'S CALL TO BURN THE SHIPS.
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  • TODAY WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THE FINAL RESPONSE,
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  • AND THAT WAS OF THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES.
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  • THEY WERE FAITHLESS BUT THEY WERE ALSO FEARFUL.
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  • ELIJAH SAID, "HOW LONG WILL YOU HESITATE
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  • "BETWEEN TWO OPINIONS?"
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  • THAT WORD HESITATE IN HEBREW
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  • IS A WORD THAT LITERALLY MEANS TO HOP.
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  • SOME TRANSLATIONS ACTUALLY TRANSLATE THIS WORD TOTTER.
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  • HOW LONG WILL YOU TOTTER BETWEEN TWO OPINIONS?
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  • THE PICTURE THERE IS OF A DRUNK WANDERING DOWN
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  • THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD, GOING TO THE LEFT,
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  • AND THEN GOING TO THE RIGHT,
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  • NOT SURE WHICH SIDE OF THE ROAD HE'S GOING TO END UP ON.
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  • WELL, THAT WAS THE ISRAELITES.
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  • THEY WERE TOTTERING.
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  • THEY WERE HOPPING BETWEEN TRYING TO SERVE GOD, JEHOVAH,
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  • AND TRYING TO SERVE BAAL.
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  • THEY THOUGHT YOU COULD HAVE IT BOTH WAYS.
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  • THEY THOUGHT YOU COULD WORSHIP JEHOVAH ON SATURDAY,
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  • THE SABBATH, AND ON SUNDAY,
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  • OFFER YOUR CHILDREN AS A SACRIFICE FOR BAAL.
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  • THAT SEEMS LUDICROUS,
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  • BUT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE DOING.
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  • AND SO THE ISRAELITES WERE HOPPING BETWEEN BOTH GODS,
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  • BETWEEN GOD AND BAAL,
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  • AND THEIR FEET WERE FIRMLY PLANTED IN MID AIR.
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  • AND SO ELIJAH SAYS, "YOU CAN'T DO THIS ANY LONGER."
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  • IT'S TIME TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND.
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  • IF JEHOVAH IS GOD, SERVE HIM.
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  • IF BAAL IS GOD, SERVE HIM.
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  • SO HOW DID THE ISRAELITES RESPOND TO ELIJAH'S CHALLENGE?
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  • LOOK AGAIN AT VERSE 21,
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  • THE PEOPLE DID NOT ANSWER HIM WITH A WORD."
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  • CHUCK SWINDOLL NAILS IT WHEN HE WRITES,
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  • "THE EASIEST THING TO DO
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  • "AT THE HOUR OF DECISION IS TO REMAIN UNCOMMITTED.
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  • "JUST LINGER IN THE NEUTRAL ZONE,
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  • "AND THAT'S WHAT THEY DID."
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  • JESUS ISSUED HIS OWN BURN THE SHIPS CHALLENGE
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  • IN THE PASSAGE WE READ A FEW MOMENTS AGO.
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  • TURN OVER TO MATTHEW 16:24 TO 25.
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  • JESUS LEAVES NO ROOM FOR A HALF-HEARTED COMMITMENT.
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  • HE REQUIRES THOSE WHO ARE REALLY HIS DISCIPLES
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  • TO BE ALL IN.
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  • LOOK AT WHAT HE SAID IN VERSE 24,
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  • JESUS SAID TO HIS DISCIPLES,
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  • "IF ANYONE WISHES TO COME AFTER ME,
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  • "LET HIM DENY HIMSELF, AND TAKE UP HIS CROSS AND FOLLOW ME.
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  • "FOR WHOEVER WISHES TO SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT;
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  • "BUT WHOEVER LOSES HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE SHALL FIND IT."
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  • THIS IS THE CALL FOR ALL IN DISCIPLESHIP.
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  • WHEN GOD SPEAKS, YOU BETTER ANSWER,
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  • AND ANSWER COMPLETELY TO HIS CALL.
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  • GOD MAKES THOSE CALLS TO ALL OF US FROM TIME TO TIME.
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  • A CHALLENGE TO SEE IF WE ARE REALLY ALL IN OR NOT.
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  • THAT'S WHAT JESUS IS TALKING ABOUT HERE IN MATTHEW 16.
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  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ALL IN?
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  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BURN THE SHIPS
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  • IN YOUR COMMITMENT TO FOLLOWING CHRIST?
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  • I WANT YOU TO NOTICE THAT FOR A CHRISTIAN
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  • BURNING THE SHIPS INVOLVES FOUR ASPECTS OF OUR LIVES.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, TO BURN THE SHIPS MEANS
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  • GETTING YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT.
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  • GETTING YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT.
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  • TURN BACK TO MATTHEW CHAPTER EIGHT.
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  • MATTHEW 8 BEGINNING WITH VERSE 18.
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  • JESUS' MINISTRY WAS GAINING MORE AND MORE FOLLOWERS.
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  • EVERYBODY WANTED TO GET ON THE JESUS TRAIN
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  • ESPECIALLY AFTER HE HEALED PETER'S MOTHER-IN-LAW.
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  • AND LOOK AT VERSE 18.
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  • NOW WHEN JESUS SAW A CROWD AROUND HIM,
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  • HE GAVE ORDERS TO DEPART TO THE OTHER SIDE.
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  • AND A CERTAIN SCRIBE CAME AND SAID TO HIM,
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  • "TEACHER, I WILL FOLLOW YOU WHEREVER YOU GO."
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  • THAT IS JESUS, BEFORE YOU LEAVE,
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  • I WANNA GET ON YOUR BANDWAGON.
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  • I WANNA BE A FOLLOWER.
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  • BUT JESUS' REPLY WAS VERY UNUSUAL.
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  • HE SAID TO HIM, "THE FOXES HAVE HOLES,
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  • "AND THE BIRDS OF THE AIR HAVE NESTS;
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  • "BUT THE SON OF MAN HAS NOWHERE TO LAY HIS HEAD."
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  • WHAT?
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  • WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH MY DESIRE
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  • TO FOLLOW YOU, JESUS?
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  • WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
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  • NOTICE JESUS NEITHER ENCOURAGED OR DISCOURAGED THIS MAN
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  • FROM FOLLOWING HIM;
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  • HE SIMPLY SAID, "YOU'VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND
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  • "WHAT IT'S GOTTA MEAN TO FOLLOW ME."
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  • TODAY THE AMERICAN DREAM IS YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO MARRY,
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  • AND START A FAMILY, AND GET A HOME, AND HAVE A STABLE LIFE,
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  • AND THAT'S WELL AND GOOD.
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  • OCCASIONALLY, JESUS DISRUPTS OUR LIVES.
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  • HE CALLS US TO DO SOMETHING IN ORDER TO FOLLOW HIM.
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  • TO FOLLOW CHRIST MEANS TO GO WHEREVER HE SAYS TO GO.
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  • AND NOTICE TO ANOTHER MAN HERE WHAT IT INVOLVED.
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  • VERSE 21, AND ANOTHER ONE OF THE DISCIPLES SAID TO HIM,
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  • "LORD, PERMIT ME FIRST TO GO AND BURY MY FATHER."
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  • BUT JESUS SAID TO HIM, "FOLLOW ME;
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  • "AND ALLOW THE DEAD TO BURY THEIR OWN DEAD."
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  • WHOA.
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  • ALL THIS GUY WANTED WAS A LITTLE TIME
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  • TO GO TO HIS DAD'S FUNERAL.
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  • JESUS SAID, "NO, YOU'RE GONNA FOLLOW ME.
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  • "THE TRAIN'S LEAVING RIGHT NOW.
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  • "GET ON BOARD.
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  • "LET THE DEAD BURY THE DEAD."
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  • NOW, THERE'S NOTHING WRONG
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  • WITH ATTENDING YOUR FATHER'S FUNERAL.
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  • BUT NOTICE SOMETIMES GETTING YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT
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  • MEANS NOT JUST CHOOSING BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL,
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  • IT'S CHOOSING BETWEEN WHAT'S GOOD AND WHAT'S BETTER.
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  • AND TO FOLLOW CHRIST SOMETIMES MEANS CHOOSING
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  • WHAT IS BETTER OVER WHAT IS GOOD.
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  • REMEMBER WHAT JESUS SAID IN MATTHEW 10:34?
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  • HE SAID, "DON'T THINK THAT I CAME TO BRING PEACE
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  • "TO THE WORLD; I DID NOT COME TO BRING PEACE BUT A SWORD
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  • "TO PUT AND SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER,
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  • "TO SET A WOMAN AGAINST HER MOTHER."
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  • BY THE WAY, WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU SAW THAT VERSE
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  • ON A CHRISTMAS CARD?
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
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  • AND JESUS WASN'T SAYING THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG
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  • WITH THE FAMILY, BUT WHAT HE WAS SAYING IS
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  • IF IT EVER COMES DOWN TO CHOOSING FOLLOWING GOD
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  • OR YOUR FAMILY, YOU CHOOSE GOD EVERY TIME.
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  • THAT'S WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT HERE.
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  • IF YOU'RE GONNA BE A DISCIPLE,
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  • IT MEANS FOLLOWING JESUS IN YOUR PRIORITIES
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  • MAKING HIM FIRST IN EVERYTHING.
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  • OKAY, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BURN THE SHIPS?
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  • HOLD ON TO YOUR PEWS.
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  • SOME OF YOU ARE GONNA GET UPSET IN JUST A MINUTE HERE.
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  • IT ALSO MEANS GETTING RID OF YOUR PREJUDICES.
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  • IF YOU'RE GONNA BE A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST,
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  • IT MEANS LAYING ASIDE YOUR PREJUDICES.
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  • YOU KNOW THE RAP AGAINST JESUS BY THE PHARISEES.
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  • HE HUNG OUT WITH SINNERS AND TAX GATHERERS.
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  • THAT WAS REDUNDANT IN JESUS DAY.
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  • THERE WAS NOBODY MORE SINFUL THAN THE TAX GATHERERS.
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  • THEY WERE SELL-OUTS TO THE ROMAN GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:13:09.100 --> 00:13:12.080
  • PEOPLE HATED THE TAX GATHERERS.
  • 00:13:12.090 --> 00:13:14.030
  • SO WHAT DID JESUS DO?
  • 00:13:14.040 --> 00:13:15.170
  • DID HE SAY, "WELL, I BETTER CLEAN UP MY REPUTATION"?
  • 00:13:15.180 --> 00:13:17.170
  • NO, HE JUST DOUBLED DOWN.
  • 00:13:17.180 --> 00:13:19.140
  • IN FACT IN MATTHEW 9:9 IT SAYS,
  • 00:13:19.150 --> 00:13:21.290
  • "JESUS SAW A MAN NAMED MATTHEW SITTING
  • 00:13:22.000 --> 00:13:24.150
  • "IN THE TAX COLLECTOR'S BOOTH
  • 00:13:24.160 --> 00:13:26.170
  • "AND HE SAID TO HIM, 'FOLLOW ME.'
  • 00:13:26.180 --> 00:13:28.170
  • "AND MATTHEW GOT UP AND FOLLOWED JESUS."
  • 00:13:28.180 --> 00:13:31.260
  • SOME OF THE DISCIPLES HAD A PROBLEM WITH THAT.
  • 00:13:31.270 --> 00:13:34.060
  • I MEAN, WHY WOULD YOU CHOOSE A TAX GATHERER
  • 00:13:34.070 --> 00:13:36.080
  • TO BE ONE OF US?
  • 00:13:36.090 --> 00:13:38.080
  • YOU SEE, THEY HAD THEIR OWN CRITERIA IN MIND
  • 00:13:38.090 --> 00:13:40.120
  • OF WHO COULD BE A FOLLOWER OF JESUS.
  • 00:13:40.130 --> 00:13:43.200
  • I THINK JESUS DID THAT TO REMIND PEOPLE
  • 00:13:43.210 --> 00:13:45.280
  • THAT LIKE SAMUEL THE PROPHET SAYS,
  • 00:13:45.290 --> 00:13:48.010
  • "GOD DOES NOT SEE AS MAN SEES,
  • 00:13:48.020 --> 00:13:49.290
  • "FOR MAN WORKS ON THE OUTWARD APPEARANCE,
  • 00:13:50.000 --> 00:13:52.040
  • "BUT THE LORD LOOKS AT THE HEART."
  • 00:13:52.050 --> 00:13:55.070
  • IF WE'RE GONNA BE ALL IN IN OUR COMMITMENT TO CHRIST,
  • 00:13:55.080 --> 00:13:58.120
  • WE CAN'T LIMIT OTHER DISCIPLES BY OUR OWN PREJUDICES.
  • 00:13:58.130 --> 00:14:02.110
  • AND WE DO THAT TODAY.
  • 00:14:02.120 --> 00:14:04.030
  • WE DECIDE WHO CAN AND CANNOT BE A DISCIPLE ALONG WITH US.
  • 00:14:04.040 --> 00:14:07.290
  • WE TEND TO LIMIT PEOPLE'S SERVICE TO GOD
  • 00:14:08.000 --> 00:14:10.040
  • BY THEIR RACE OR BY THEIR ECONOMIC BACKGROUND.
  • 00:14:10.050 --> 00:14:15.220
  • OR YES, EVEN BY THEIR POLITICS.
  • 00:14:15.230 --> 00:14:20.020
  • EVERYBODY DOESN'T HAVE BELIEVE LIKE YOU BELIEVE,
  • 00:14:20.030 --> 00:14:22.180
  • TO BE A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:14:22.190 --> 00:14:24.120
  • EVERYBODY DOESN'T HAVE TO BELIEVE LIKE I BELIEVE
  • 00:14:24.130 --> 00:14:26.050
  • TO BE A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:14:26.060 --> 00:14:29.010
  • GALATIANS 3:28 SAYS, "THERE IS NEITHER JEW NOR GREEK.
  • 00:14:29.020 --> 00:14:32.210
  • "THERE IS NEITHER SLAVE NOR FREEMEN.
  • 00:14:32.220 --> 00:14:34.140
  • "THERE IS NEITHER MALE NOR FEMALE,
  • 00:14:34.150 --> 00:14:36.060
  • "FOR YOU ARE ALL ONE IN CHRIST JESUS."
  • 00:14:36.070 --> 00:14:40.110
  • IF WE'RE GONNA BE AN ALL-IN DISCIPLE FOR CHRIST,
  • 00:14:40.120 --> 00:14:44.110
  • WE'VE GOT TO LAY ASIDE OUR PREJUDICES.
  • 00:14:44.120 --> 00:14:48.010
  • THIRDLY, FOLLOWING CHRIST WITH A FULL,
  • 00:14:48.020 --> 00:14:52.120
  • NOT A DIVIDED HEART MEANS GETTING YOUR PLEASURES
  • 00:14:52.130 --> 00:14:55.110
  • ALIGNED WITH GOD'S WILL.
  • 00:14:55.120 --> 00:14:58.000
  • GETTING YOUR PLEASURES ALIGNED WITH GOD'S WILL.
  • 00:14:58.010 --> 00:15:00.080
  • NOW, GOD NEVER CONDEMNS PLEASURE.
  • 00:15:00.090 --> 00:15:02.120
  • IN FACT, HE EXTOLS PLEASURE.
  • 00:15:02.130 --> 00:15:04.270
  • IN ECCLESIASTES 2:24 AND 25,
  • 00:15:04.280 --> 00:15:07.210
  • SOLOMON SAYS, "THERE IS NOTHING BETTER FOR A MAN
  • 00:15:07.220 --> 00:15:10.100
  • "THAN TO EAT AND TO DRINK AND TELL HIMSELF
  • 00:15:10.110 --> 00:15:12.090
  • "THAT HIS LABOR IS GOOD.
  • 00:15:12.100 --> 00:15:13.240
  • "THIS IS ALSO WHAT I'VE SEEN
  • 00:15:13.250 --> 00:15:15.140
  • "THAT IT IS FROM THE HAND OF GOD.
  • 00:15:15.150 --> 00:15:17.240
  • "FOR WHO CAN EAT AND WHO CAN HAVE ENJOYMENT WITHOUT HIM."
  • 00:15:17.250 --> 00:15:22.140
  • GOD WANTS US TO EXPERIENCE PLEASURE.
  • 00:15:22.150 --> 00:15:24.090
  • THE PROBLEM IS WHEN PLEASURE BECOMES OUR OVERARCHING
  • 00:15:24.100 --> 00:15:28.040
  • PURPOSE IN LIFE,
  • 00:15:28.050 --> 00:15:29.250
  • THAT'S WHEN IT STRANGLES OUT SPIRITUAL GROWTH IN OUR LIFE.
  • 00:15:29.260 --> 00:15:35.260
  • WHEN WE BECOME ABSORBED WITH PLEASURE,
  • 00:15:35.270 --> 00:15:37.110
  • WE ARE REALLY BECOMING ABSORBED WITH OURSELVES.
  • 00:15:37.120 --> 00:15:40.270
  • JESUS WARNED AGAINST THAT DANGER IN LUKE 8:14.
  • 00:15:40.280 --> 00:15:44.200
  • THE PARABLE ABOUT THE SOIL THAT FELL
  • 00:15:44.210 --> 00:15:46.220
  • ON DIFFERENT KINDS OF GROUND.
  • 00:15:46.230 --> 00:15:48.170
  • AND OF COURSE THE SEED WHICH REPRESENTED
  • 00:15:48.180 --> 00:15:51.070
  • OF THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:15:51.080 --> 00:15:52.200
  • THE GROUND REPRESENTED DIFFERENT KINDS OF RESPONSES
  • 00:15:52.210 --> 00:15:55.210
  • FOR THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:15:55.220 --> 00:15:56.270
  • REMEMBER HIS WORDS IN LUKE 8:14.
  • 00:15:56.280 --> 00:15:58.200
  • AND THE SEED WHICH FELL AMONG THE THORNS,
  • 00:15:58.210 --> 00:16:01.170
  • THESE ARE THE ONES WHO HAVE HEARD,
  • 00:16:01.180 --> 00:16:03.180
  • AND AS THEY GO ON THEIR WAY,
  • 00:16:03.190 --> 00:16:05.030
  • THEY ARE CHOKED WITH WORRIES AND RICHES
  • 00:16:05.040 --> 00:16:07.180
  • AND THE PLEASURES OF THIS LIFE,
  • 00:16:07.190 --> 00:16:10.030
  • AND BRING NO FRUIT TO MATURITY.
  • 00:16:10.040 --> 00:16:14.010
  • CONCENTRATING ON PLEASURE, PLEASING YOURSELF
  • 00:16:14.020 --> 00:16:16.220
  • CAN CHOKE OUT SPIRITUAL GROWTH IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:16:16.230 --> 00:16:20.000
  • IN MATTHEW 16:24, THE PASSAGE WE'RE LOOKING AT.
  • 00:16:20.010 --> 00:16:23.150
  • JESUS SAID TO HIS DISCIPLES,
  • 00:16:23.160 --> 00:16:25.070
  • "IF ANYONE WISHES TO COME AFTER ME,
  • 00:16:25.080 --> 00:16:28.100
  • "HE MUST DENY HIMSELF,
  • 00:16:28.110 --> 00:16:31.000
  • "AND TAKE UP HIS CROSS, AND FOLLOW ME."
  • 00:16:31.010 --> 00:16:34.200
  • OR SOMETIMES CHRISTIANS TALK ABOUT SELF-DENIAL
  • 00:16:34.210 --> 00:16:37.110
  • IN ORDER TO FOLLOW CHRIST.
  • 00:16:37.120 --> 00:16:39.080
  • WE COME UP WITH A SUPERFICIAL MEANING OF WHAT IT MEANS
  • 00:16:39.090 --> 00:16:42.060
  • TO DENY OURSELVES.
  • 00:16:42.070 --> 00:16:45.040
  • IF ONLY IT WERE THAT EASY PUSHING BACK AN EXTRA PIECE
  • 00:16:45.050 --> 00:16:47.150
  • OF DESSERT OR TURNING OFF THE TELEVISION.
  • 00:16:47.160 --> 00:16:49.200
  • WHAT JESUS IS TALKING ABOUT IS MUCH MORE DIFFICULT.
  • 00:16:49.210 --> 00:16:54.170
  • AS SOMEBODY ONCE SAID, "FOLLOWING CHRIST DOESN'T
  • 00:16:54.180 --> 00:16:57.070
  • "INVOLVE JUST A MAKEOVER OF OUR LIVES;
  • 00:16:57.080 --> 00:16:59.140
  • "IT INVOLVES A TAKEOVER OF OUR LIVES."
  • 00:16:59.150 --> 00:17:03.040
  • WHEN WE TRULY DENY OURSELF, WE'RE SAYING,
  • 00:17:03.050 --> 00:17:05.130
  • "GOD, WHENEVER THERE IS A CONFLICT BETWEEN YOUR WILL
  • 00:17:05.140 --> 00:17:09.110
  • "AND MY WILL, YOUR WILL IS GOING TO WIN
  • 00:17:09.120 --> 00:17:12.000
  • "NOT JUST SOME OF THE TIME, BUT EVERY TIME."
  • 00:17:12.010 --> 00:17:16.220
  • THAT'S WHAT WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY ALIGNING OUR PLEASURES
  • 00:17:16.230 --> 00:17:18.130
  • WITH GOD'S WILL.
  • 00:17:18.140 --> 00:17:20.060
  • WHENEVER THERE IS A CONFLICT BETWEEN WHAT WE WANT TO DO
  • 00:17:20.070 --> 00:17:23.040
  • AND WHAT GOD WANTS TO DO,
  • 00:17:23.050 --> 00:17:25.010
  • AS JESUS SAID, NOT MY WILL BUT YOUR WILL BE DONE.
  • 00:17:25.020 --> 00:17:30.140
  • FINALLY, AN ALL-IN COMMITMENT TO CHRIST BURNING THE SHIPS
  • 00:17:30.150 --> 00:17:36.220
  • IN OUR COMMITMENT TO CHRIST MEANS GETTING A HANDLE
  • 00:17:36.230 --> 00:17:38.090
  • ON YOUR POSSESSIONS.
  • 00:17:38.100 --> 00:17:40.010
  • GETTING A HANDLE ON YOUR POSSESSIONS.
  • 00:17:40.020 --> 00:17:43.090
  • IF YOU MAKE THAT ALL OUT DECISION TO FOLLOW CHRIST,
  • 00:17:43.100 --> 00:17:46.110
  • DON'T BE SURPRISED IF SOON AFTER YOU MAKE THAT COMMITMENT
  • 00:17:46.120 --> 00:17:50.200
  • GOD DOESN'T SEND A TEST IN YOUR LIFE TO SEE
  • 00:17:50.210 --> 00:17:53.160
  • IF YOU'RE ALL IN OR NOT.
  • 00:17:53.170 --> 00:17:56.090
  • JUST REMEMBER THE STORY OF THE RICH YOUNG RULER
  • 00:17:56.100 --> 00:17:58.240
  • WHO CAME TO JESUS, MATTHEW 19.
  • 00:17:58.250 --> 00:18:01.250
  • HE SAID, "LOOK, MASTER, WHAT MUST I DO TO INHERIT
  • 00:18:01.260 --> 00:18:04.140
  • "ETERNAL LIFE?"
  • 00:18:04.150 --> 00:18:05.240
  • HE THOUGHT THERE'S SOMETHING YOU COULD DO.
  • 00:18:05.250 --> 00:18:08.050
  • AND JESUS SAID, "OH, YOU WANNA GO BY THE WORK SYSTEM? "FINE.
  • 00:18:08.060 --> 00:18:10.190
  • "IF YOU WANNA INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE,
  • 00:18:10.200 --> 00:18:12.020
  • "JUST KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS ESPECIALLY THE FIFTH,
  • 00:18:12.030 --> 00:18:14.040
  • "SIXTH, SEVENTH, EIGHTH, AND NINTH ONES.
  • 00:18:14.050 --> 00:18:15.240
  • "IF YOU DO THOSE THINGS, YOU'LL GO TO HEAVEN."
  • 00:18:15.250 --> 00:18:18.160
  • HE SAID, "OH, WELL, I'VE KEPT ALL OF THOSE COMMANDMENTS
  • 00:18:18.170 --> 00:18:21.230
  • "SINCE MY YOUTH."
  • 00:18:21.240 --> 00:18:22.270
  • JESUS SAID, "REALLY? REALLY?
  • 00:18:22.280 --> 00:18:25.270
  • "I DIDN'T REALIZE I WAS IN THE PRESENCE OF SUCH A HOLY MAN.
  • 00:18:25.280 --> 00:18:29.220
  • "WELL THEN THERE'S ONLY ONE LITTLE THING YOU NEED TO DO
  • 00:18:29.230 --> 00:18:31.290
  • "IN ORDER TO INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE."
  • 00:18:32.000 --> 00:18:34.010
  • VERSE 21, HE SAID TO HIM,
  • 00:18:34.020 --> 00:18:35.170
  • "IF YOU WISH TO BE COMPLETE, GO AND SELL YOUR POSSESSIONS
  • 00:18:35.180 --> 00:18:38.170
  • "AND GIVE TO THE POOR,
  • 00:18:38.180 --> 00:18:39.270
  • "AND YOU SHALL HAVE TREASURE IN HEAVEN;
  • 00:18:39.280 --> 00:18:41.220
  • "AND COME AND FOLLOW ME."
  • 00:18:41.230 --> 00:18:44.050
  • FOR SOMEBODY AS HOLY AS YOU ARE,
  • 00:18:44.060 --> 00:18:45.150
  • NOW THAT'S NOT A PROBLEM, IS IT?
  • 00:18:45.160 --> 00:18:47.210
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THE MAN SAID NOTHING, HE WALKED AWAY.
  • 00:18:47.220 --> 00:18:51.230
  • JESUS WASN'T TEACHING THAT THIS MAN COULD BUY
  • 00:18:51.240 --> 00:18:54.020
  • HIS WAY INTO HEAVEN;
  • 00:18:54.030 --> 00:18:55.180
  • WHAT HE WAS SAYING WAS HOW YOU HOLD YOUR POSSESSIONS
  • 00:18:55.190 --> 00:18:59.080
  • IS LIKE AN X-RAY INTO THE CONDITION
  • 00:18:59.090 --> 00:19:01.200
  • OF YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE, YOUR HEART.
  • 00:19:01.210 --> 00:19:04.120
  • IF YOU WANNA KNOW IF YOU'RE REALLY FOLLOWING JESUS,
  • 00:19:04.130 --> 00:19:08.110
  • IF YOU'RE REALLY A BELIEVER,
  • 00:19:08.120 --> 00:19:11.130
  • HOW DO YOU RESPOND WHEN THOSE OCCASIONAL TIMES COME
  • 00:19:11.140 --> 00:19:14.130
  • WHEN GOD SAYS, "HEY, I WANT SOME OF WHAT'S IN YOUR HAND",
  • 00:19:14.140 --> 00:19:18.030
  • "I WANT SOME OF IT"?
  • 00:19:18.040 --> 00:19:21.020
  • YOU SEE, PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO SERVE THEMSELVES
  • 00:19:21.030 --> 00:19:23.120
  • HOLD ON TO THEIR POSSESSIONS TIGHTLY.
  • 00:19:23.130 --> 00:19:26.260
  • BUT ALL IN DISCIPLES OF CHRIST
  • 00:19:26.270 --> 00:19:28.240
  • HOLD THEIR POSSESSIONS LOOSELY,
  • 00:19:28.250 --> 00:19:31.130
  • SO THAT WHEN GOD OCCASIONALLY SAYS,
  • 00:19:31.140 --> 00:19:33.080
  • "HEY, I WANT SOME OF THAT,
  • 00:19:33.090 --> 00:19:35.100
  • "WE'RE NOT TRYING TO HANG ON TO IT."
  • 00:19:35.110 --> 00:19:38.060
  • THOSE WHO WANNA BE ALL-IN DISCIPLES OF PEOPLE
  • 00:19:38.070 --> 00:19:41.200
  • WHO GET THEIR POSSESSIONS ALIGNED WITH GOD'S WILL
  • 00:19:41.210 --> 00:19:46.010
  • FOR THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:19:46.020 --> 00:19:48.100
  • NOW BURNING THE SHIPS AND FOLLOWING JESUS
  • 00:19:48.110 --> 00:19:51.140
  • IS NOT EASY AND CERTAINLY NOT FOR COWARDS.
  • 00:19:51.150 --> 00:19:54.290
  • IT REQUIRES COURAGE.
  • 00:19:55.000 --> 00:19:59.090
  • FOR ELIJAH, THAT COURAGE MEANT BEING WILLING TO CONFRONT
  • 00:19:59.100 --> 00:20:01.030
  • 850 SWORD WIELDING PROPHETS OF BAAL
  • 00:20:01.040 --> 00:20:04.190
  • ON THE TOP OF MT. CARMEL.
  • 00:20:04.200 --> 00:20:07.190
  • FOR YOU, GOING ALL IN IN YOUR COMMITMENT OF CHRIST
  • 00:20:07.200 --> 00:20:10.170
  • MEANS DECIDING WHO IS REALLY IN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:20:10.180 --> 00:20:15.160
  • IS IT YOU OR IS IT GOD?
  • 00:20:15.170 --> 00:20:19.170
  • A ZIMBABWEAN PASTOR WROTE ABOUT WHAT IT MEANT
  • 00:20:19.180 --> 00:20:22.260
  • TO BE ALL IN, TO BURN THE SHIPS TO FOLLOW JESUS
  • 00:20:22.270 --> 00:20:26.120
  • UNTIL THE VERY END.
  • 00:20:26.130 --> 00:20:28.080
  • JUST BEFORE HIS MARTYRDOM,
  • 00:20:28.090 --> 00:20:30.090
  • THIS YOUNG MAN WROTE HIS DECLARATION OF DISCIPLESHIP.
  • 00:20:30.100 --> 00:20:34.200
  • LISTEN TO IT.
  • 00:20:34.210 --> 00:20:36.140
  • "I AM PART OF THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE UNASHAMED.
  • 00:20:36.150 --> 00:20:39.210
  • "I HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT'S POWER.
  • 00:20:39.220 --> 00:20:42.030
  • "THE DIE HAS BEEN CAST.
  • 00:20:42.040 --> 00:20:43.270
  • "I HAVE STEPPED OVER THE LINE.
  • 00:20:43.280 --> 00:20:45.260
  • "THE DECISION HAS BEEN MADE.
  • 00:20:45.270 --> 00:20:47.170
  • "I AM A DISCIPLE OF HIS.
  • 00:20:47.180 --> 00:20:49.220
  • "I WON'T LOOK BACK, LET UP,
  • 00:20:49.230 --> 00:20:51.200
  • "SLOW DOWN, BACK AWAY OR BE STILL.
  • 00:20:51.210 --> 00:20:54.140
  • "MY PAST IS REDEEMED.
  • 00:20:54.150 --> 00:20:56.040
  • "MY PRESENT MAKES SENSE.
  • 00:20:56.050 --> 00:20:57.240
  • "MY FUTURE IS SECURE.
  • 00:20:57.250 --> 00:20:59.200
  • "I AM FINISHED AND DONE WITH LOW LIVING, SIGHT WALKING,
  • 00:20:59.210 --> 00:21:03.170
  • "SMALL PLANNING, SMOOTH KNEES, COLORLESS DREAMS,
  • 00:21:03.180 --> 00:21:06.160
  • "TAMED VISIONS, WORLDLY TALKING, CHEAP GIVING,
  • 00:21:06.170 --> 00:21:09.080
  • "AND DWARFED GOALS.
  • 00:21:09.090 --> 00:21:10.280
  • "MY PACE IS SET.
  • 00:21:10.290 --> 00:21:12.130
  • "MY GAIT IS FAST.
  • 00:21:12.140 --> 00:21:13.290
  • "MY GOAL IS HEAVEN.
  • 00:21:14.000 --> 00:21:15.080
  • "MY ROAD IS NARROW, AND MY WAY ROUGH.
  • 00:21:15.090 --> 00:21:17.290
  • "MY COMPANIONS FEW.
  • 00:21:18.000 --> 00:21:19.080
  • "MY GUIDE RELIABLE, MY MISSION CLEAR.
  • 00:21:19.090 --> 00:21:22.080
  • "I CANNOT BE BOUGHT, COMPROMISED, DETOURED,
  • 00:21:22.090 --> 00:21:25.030
  • "LURED AWAY, TURNED BACK, DELUDED OR DELAYED.
  • 00:21:25.040 --> 00:21:28.080
  • "I WILL NOT FINISH AND FLINCH IN THE FACE OF SACRIFICE,
  • 00:21:28.090 --> 00:21:32.080
  • "I WILL NOT HESITATE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE ENEMY,
  • 00:21:32.090 --> 00:21:34.290
  • "PONDER AT THE POOL OF POPULARITY OR MEANDER
  • 00:21:35.000 --> 00:21:37.260
  • "IN THE MAZE OF MEDIOCRITY.
  • 00:21:37.270 --> 00:21:39.290
  • "I WON'T GIVE UP, SHUT UP, LET UP, UNTIL I HAVE STAYED UP,
  • 00:21:40.000 --> 00:21:43.240
  • "STORED UP, PRAYED UP, PAID UP,
  • 00:21:43.250 --> 00:21:45.160
  • "AND PREACHED UP BECAUSE OF THE CAUSE OF CHRIST.
  • 00:21:45.170 --> 00:21:48.090
  • "I AM A DISCIPLE OF JESUS.
  • 00:21:48.100 --> 00:21:50.070
  • "I MUST GO UNTIL HE COMES, GIVE UNTIL I DROP,
  • 00:21:50.080 --> 00:21:54.050
  • "PREACH TILL ALL KNOW, AND WORK UNTIL HE STOPS ME.
  • 00:21:54.060 --> 00:21:58.160
  • "AND WHEN HE COMES FOR HIS OWN,
  • 00:21:58.170 --> 00:22:01.090
  • "HE WILL HAVE NO PROBLEM RECOGNIZING ME
  • 00:22:01.100 --> 00:22:04.230
  • "FOR MY BANNER WILL BE CLEAR."
  • 00:22:04.240 --> 00:22:08.260
  • THAT IS THE COST.
  • 00:22:08.270 --> 00:22:11.130
  • THAT IS THE REQUIREMENT OF THOSE
  • 00:22:11.140 --> 00:22:14.040
  • WHO WOULD FOLLOW GOD COMPLETELY,
  • 00:22:14.050 --> 00:22:16.260
  • AND THOSE WHO WANT TO LIVE AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
  • 00:22:16.270 --> 00:22:21.150
  • MUSIC
  • 00:22:21.160 --> 00:22:24.040
  • IT'S EXCITING TO REALIZE THAT PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD
  • 00:22:27.220 --> 00:22:30.080
  • TODAY ARE CHOOSING TO GO ALL IN FOR GOD.
  • 00:22:30.090 --> 00:22:34.070
  • THEY'RE READY TO BURN THE SHIPS.
  • 00:22:34.080 --> 00:22:36.240
  • THAT'S WHAT THIS MINISTRY IS ALL ABOUT.
  • 00:22:36.250 --> 00:22:40.010
  • AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:22:40.020 --> 00:22:41.150
  • WE TAKE GREAT DELIGHT IN EXPOSING PEOPLE
  • 00:22:41.160 --> 00:22:44.210
  • TO THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD
  • 00:22:44.220 --> 00:22:46.070
  • IN ORDER TO DRAW THEM INTO ALIGNMENT WITH GOD'S PLAN.
  • 00:22:46.080 --> 00:22:49.270
  • AND IN DOING SO, MEN AND WOMEN DISCOVER THE JOY
  • 00:22:49.280 --> 00:22:53.150
  • THAT COMES FROM FULFILLING THEIR GOD-GIVEN PURPOSE.
  • 00:22:53.160 --> 00:22:58.000
  • I MAY BE THE PERSON YOU SEE EVERYDAY ON THIS PROGRAM,
  • 00:22:58.010 --> 00:23:01.200
  • BUT IN MANY RESPECTS, THE IMPACT OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:23:01.210 --> 00:23:05.020
  • IS TRACED BACK TO YOU.
  • 00:23:05.030 --> 00:23:07.020
  • IT'S YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT THAT ALLOWS US TO BROADCAST
  • 00:23:07.030 --> 00:23:10.150
  • THESE MESSAGES ALL ACROSS AMERICA AND AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:23:10.160 --> 00:23:14.190
  • SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROUS GIVING.
  • 00:23:14.200 --> 00:23:17.220
  • NOW, STAY RIGHT THERE.
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