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How Can I Prepare For My Journey To Heaven Part 2

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September 24, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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How Can I Prepare For My Journey To Heaven Part 2

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  • MUSIC
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  • FROM THE PULPIT OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS, TEXAS, 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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  • NONE OF US CAN KNOW FOR CERTAIN
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  • HOW MUCH TIME WE HAVE LEFT ON EARTH.
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  • SOME OF US WILL LIVE TO A RIPE OLD AGE,
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  • OTHERS WILL BE CALLED AWAY MUCH SOONER.
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  • WITH THE UNCERTAIN DATE OF OUR DEPARTURE TO HEAVEN,
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  • HOW CAN WE AVOID LEAVING BEHIND ANY MISSED OPPORTUNITIES
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  • OR UNFINISHED AND UNFULFILLED DREAMS?
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  • TODAY, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HOW TO MAXIMIZE OUR TIME ON EARTH
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  • IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE ANY PRE-DEPARTURE REGRETS.
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  • WE'RE ANSWERING THE QUESTION
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  • HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR MY JOURNEY TO HEAVEN?
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT
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  • THAN INTRODUCING YOUR CHILDREN
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  • AND GRANDCHILDREN TO JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND TO HELP YOU DO THAT,
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  • DOCTOR JEFFRESS HAS WRITTEN A BRAND NEW BOOK
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  • CALLED "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS".
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  • THIS ENGAGING ILLUSTRATED BOOK IS PERFECT
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  • FOR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN WHO MAY NOT GO TO CHURCH,
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  • BECAUSE IT INCLUDES A PRAYER OF SALVATION
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  • YOU CAN PRAY WITH THEM TO ENSURE
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  • THEY'LL BE IN HEAVEN WITH YOU ONE DAY.
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  • REQUEST "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS"
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • AS WE WRAP UP OUR SERIES ON HEAVEN,
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  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HOW TO PREPARE
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  • FOR OUR JOURNEY TO HEAVEN.
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  • AND WE'VE TALKED ABOUT SIX PRACTICAL STEPS THAT WE CAN TAKE
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  • TO MAKE SURE WE'RE READY WHEN THE TIME COMES
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  • FOR US TO GO TO THAT PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
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  • NOW, LAST TIME, WE LOOKED AT THE FIRST THREE OF THOSE STEPS.
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  • NOW TODAY, LET'S LOOK AT THE FOURTH WAY
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  • TO PREPARE FOR HEAVEN,
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  • AND THAT IS MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME ON EARTH.
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  • MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME ON EARTH.
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  • GOD HAS ALLOTTED A DIFFERENT NUMBER OF YEARS AND DAYS
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  • FOR EVERY ONE OF US IN THIS LIFE,
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  • AND YET, WE TALK ABOUT PEOPLES' AVERAGE LIFESPAN.
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  • BEFORE THE FLOOD, PEOPLE LIVED MUCH LONGER.
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  • REMEMBER BEFORE THE FLOOD?
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  • PEOPLE LIVED HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF YEARS.
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  • POP QUIZ, WHO WAS THE OLDEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED?
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  • METHUSELAH, HE DIED AT 969 YEARS OF AGE.
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  • AND YET, IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE FLOOD,
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  • PEOPLES' LIFESPAN DECREASED DRAMATICALLY,
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  • AND THEN THROUGH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
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  • AND BETTER NUTRITION,
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  • PEOPLES' LIFESPANS STARTED TO INCREASE.
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  • BUT DID YOU SEE, JUST THIS WEEK,
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  • FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES,
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  • PEOPLES' LIFESPAN HAS DECREASED ONCE AGAIN.
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  • NEVERTHELESS, IN PSALM 90,
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  • MOSES SAID THERE'S AN AVERAGE LIFESPAN FOR MOST PEOPLE.
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  • NOW, MOSES BEAT IT, HE LIVED TO BE 120 YEARS OF AGE,
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  • AND YET IN PSALM 90:10 AND 12,
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  • HE SAID "SEVENTY YEARS ARE GIVEN US!
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  • "AND SOME MAY EVEN LIVE TO 80.
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  • "BUT EVEN THE BEST OF THESE YEARS ARE OFTEN EMPTY
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  • "AND FILLED WITH PAIN;
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  • "SOON THEY DISAPPEAR, AND WE ARE GONE."
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  • VERSE 12, "TEACH US TO NUMBER OUR DAYS
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  • "AND RECOGNIZE HOW FEW THEY ARE;
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  • "HELP US TO SPEND THEM AS WE SHOULD."
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  • I'LL NEVER FORGET THE FIRST TIME I EVER HEARD
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  • ANYBODY SPEAK ABOUT THOSE VERSES.
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  • I WAS SITTING IN A FRESHMAN ORIENTATION CHAPEL
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  • AT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY.
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  • I MEAN, AT THAT TIME IN MY LIFE, TIME MOVED LIKE MOLASSES.
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  • AGE SURE CHANGES THINGS.
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  • DOES ANYBODY HERE TODAY TALK ABOUT HOW SLOWLY TIME MOVES?
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  • DO ANY OF YOU TALK ABOUT THAT?
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  • DON'T WE TALK ABOUT HOW QUICKLY IT GOES?
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  • THE OLDER AND OLDER YOU GET,
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  • THE MORE QUICKLY IT SEEMS TO GO.
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  • IT'S LIKE ONE WAG SAID,
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  • "LIFE IS LIKE A ROLL OF TOILET PAPER,
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  • "THE CLOSER YOU GET TO THE END, THE MORE QUICKLY IT GOES."
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  • YOU'VE DISCOVERED THAT, HAVEN'T YOU?
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT MOSES WAS SAYING
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  • JUST A LITTLE MORE ELOQUENTLY.
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  • HE SAID TEACH US TO NUMBER OUR DAYS TO REALIZE
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  • HOW VERY FEW THEY ARE.
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  • PAUL SAID IT THIS WAY IN EPHESIANS 5:15 AND 16,
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  • HE SAID "BE CAREFUL HOW YOU WALK, NOT AS UNWISE MEN,
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  • "BUT AS WISE, MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME,
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  • "BECAUSE THE DAYS ARE EVIL."
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  • IN THE BIBLE, THE WORD WALK WAS AN ANALOGY
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  • FOR HOW YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE,
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  • HE SAID BE VERY CAREFUL HOW YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE
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  • IN LIGHT OF HOW SHORT TIME IS.
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  • HERE'S A GOOD EXERCISE,
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  • I HOPE EVERY ONE OF YOU HAVE A LIST IN YOUR MIND
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  • OF AT LEAST THREE THINGS YOU'D LIKE
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  • TO ACCOMPLISH BEFORE YOU DIE.
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  • THAT'S A GOOD THING TO SIT DOWN AND THINK ABOUT,
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  • WHAT THREE THINGS DO I THINK GOD
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  • WOULD HAVE ME TO DO BEFORE I DIE?
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  • AND ONCE YOU GET THOSE THREE THINGS IN YOUR MIND,
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  • ASK YOURSELF AS YOU GO THROUGH THE DAY
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  • HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU ACTUALLY DEVOTE
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  • TO DOING THOSE MAJOR PRIORITIES IN YOUR LIFE?
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  • NOW, MOST OF US SPEND VERY LITTLE TIME DOING THOSE THINGS
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  • THAT WE THINK ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT.
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  • THAT'S WHY PAUL SAID MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME.
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  • THE GREEK WORD MAKE THE MOST IS A WORD
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  • LITERALLY THAT MEANS BUY UP, BUY UP YOUR TIME.
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  • TIME IS A PRECIOUS COMMODITY.
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  • DID YOU KNOW LIFE IS A LOT LIKE A DOLLAR BILL?
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  • LIFE IS LIKE A DOLLAR BILL,
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  • YOU CAN SPEND IT ANY WAY YOU WANT,
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  • BUT YOU CAN ONLY SPEND IT ONCE.
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  • AND THAT'S WHY PAUL SAID YOU BETTER BUY IT UP,
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  • YOU BETTER MAKE THE MOST OF IT.
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  • THE PHILOSOPHER HENRY DAVID THOREAU WAS VERY FEARFUL
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  • THAT HE WOULD COME TO THE END OF HIS LIFE
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  • AND NOT REALIZE THAT HE HAD REALLY LIVED LIFE.
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  • HE WROTE, "I DID NOT WISH TO LIVE WHAT WAS NOT LIFE,
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  • "I WANTED TO LIVE DEEP AND SUCK OUT ALL THE MARROW OF LIFE."
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  • OF COURSE, HIS WAY OF DOING IT
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  • WAS GOING AND LIVING IN THE WOODS.
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  • PAUL HAD A BETTER IDEA
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  • FOR HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME,
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  • MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME BY LIVING IT IN ACCORDANCE
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  • WITH GOD'S PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.
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  • HE SAID MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME,
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  • BECAUSE THE DAYS ARE EVIL, WHAT DOES HE MEAN BY THAT?
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  • HE SIMPLY MEANT SATAN HATES YOU
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  • AND HAS A TERRIBLE PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.
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  • AND PART OF HIS SCHEME FOR YOUR LIFE
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  • IS NOT JUST TO LEAD YOU INTO DOING SINFUL THINGS,
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  • BUT INTO DOING MEANINGLESS THINGS,
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  • TO FRITTER AWAY YOUR TIME NOT DOING THE THINGS
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  • THAT WILL REALLY COUNT.
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  • I LIKE THE WAY J. B. PHILLIPS PARAPHRASES EPHESIANS 5:15-17,
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  • LISTEN TO THIS, "LIVE LIFE, THEN,
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  • "WITH A DUE SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY,
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  • "NOT AS MEN WHO DO NOT KNOW THE MEANING OF LIFE
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  • "BUT AS THOSE WHO DO.
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  • "MAKE THE BEST USE OF YOUR TIME,
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  • "DESPITE ALL THE EVILS OF THESE DAYS.
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  • "DON'T BE VAGUE, BUT GRASP FIRMLY
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  • "WHAT YOU KNOW TO BE THE WILL OF GOD."
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  • ISN'T THAT GREAT?
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  • MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME.
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  • NUMBER FIVE,
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  • TO PREPARE FOR YOUR JOURNEY TO HEAVEN,
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  • MINIMIZE YOUR PRE-DEPARTURE REGRETS.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER HAD THIS EXPERIENCE?
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  • YOU'RE AT THE DEPARTURE GATE
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  • GETTING READY TO GET ON A PLANE,
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  • AND YOU REMEMBER SOMETHING YOU SHOULD'VE DONE.
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  • I SHOULD'VE STOPPED THE NEWSPAPER,
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  • I SHOULD'VE STOPPED THE MAIL.
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  • NOW, THOSE KIND OF REGRETS ARE MINIMAL,
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  • THEY HAVE NO LASTING CONSEQUENCES.
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  • BUT TO COME TO THE END OF YOUR LIFE
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  • READY TO ENTER INTO HEAVEN WITH REGRETS,
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  • THAT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY.
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  • AS A PASTOR, I'VE HAD THE EXPERIENCE MANY TIMES
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  • OF SITTING WITH CHRISTIANS WHO WERE ABOUT TO DIE
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  • AND LISTENING TO THEM LAMENT THEIR REGRETS IN LIFE.
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  • I'M REMINDED OF THE WORDS OF THE POET
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  • JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER, WHO WROTE,
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  • "FOR ALL SAD WORDS OF TONGUE OR PEN,
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  • "THE SADDEST WERE THESE, IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN."
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  • HOW CAN YOU MAKE SURE THAT YOU DON'T END YOUR LIFE
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  • WITH A LONG LIST OF REGRETS?
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  • ONE OF THE BEST RESOLVES YOU CAN MAKE IS RIGHT NOW
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  • TO FOCUS ON THOSE THINGS YOU BELIEVE
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  • GOD WOULD HAVE YOU TO DO,
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  • REGARDLESS OF HOW LONG HE HAS LEFT FOR YOU HERE ON EARTH.
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  • ON YOUR OUTLINE, I'VE ENCOURAGED YOU TO ENGAGE
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  • IN AN EXERCISE THAT I THINK REALLY WOULD HONOR GOD.
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  • THAT IS, THINK THROUGH FIVE MAJOR AREAS
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  • OF YOUR LIFE, YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD,
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  • YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO YOUR FAMILY,
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  • YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FRIENDS, YOUR CAREER, YOUR FINANCES.
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  • AND THEN DRAW A COLUMN LIKE THIS AND ASK GOD
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  • TO HELP YOU IDENTIFY WHAT THREE THINGS
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  • WOULD YOU LIKE TO ACCOMPLISH
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  • IN EACH OF THESE AREAS OF YOUR LIFE BEFORE YOU GO TO HEAVEN?
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  • TAKE AN HOUR SOMETIME THIS WEEK
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  • AND TAKE TIME TO FILL OUT WHAT ARE THE THREE THINGS
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  • GOD WOULD LIKE ME TO CONCENTRATE ON
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  • THE REMAINING YEARS THAT I HAVE?
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  • THAT'S WHAT PAUL HAD IN MIND IN EPHESIANS 5 WHEN HE SAID
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  • LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH A SENSE OF PURPOSE,
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  • DON'T BE VAGUE, OH, I WANNA BE A BETTER PERSON,
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  • I WANNA BE HAPPIER, DON'T BE VAGUE,
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  • BUT FIRMLY GRASP WHAT YOU KNOW TO BE
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  • THE WILL OF GOD FOR YOUR LIFE.
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  • ONE WAY TO MINIMIZE YOUR REGRETS IN LIFE
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  • IS TO FOCUS RIGHT NOW ON WHAT GOD WOULD HAVE YOU SPEND
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  • THE REST OF YOUR LIFE DOING.
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  • BUT PART OF DEALING WITH REGRETS
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  • IS GOING BACK TO PAST MISTAKES
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  • AND DEALING WITH THOSE AS WELL.
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  • MISTAKES CAN'T BE ERASED FROM OUR LIFE, CAN THEY?
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  • HAVE YOU DISCOVERED LIFE HAS NO REWIND BUTTON ON IT?
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  • THE FACT IS, YOU CAN'T ERASE YOUR PAST MISTAKES,
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  • YOU CAN ASK FOR GOD'S FORGIVENESS FROM THEM,
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  • BUT YOU CAN'T ERASE YOUR MISTAKES.
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  • BUT YOU CAN ALLOW WHATEVER MISTAKES YOU'VE MADE IN THE PAST
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  • TO BE A STEPPING STONE TO MAKE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES
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  • RIGHT NOW IN YOUR LIFE
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  • THAT WILL AFFECT YOUR TOMORROW AND YOUR ETERNITY,
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  • THAT'S THE WAY TO DEAL WITH PAST MISTAKES
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  • SO THAT YOU DON'T HAVE ANY REGRETS.
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  • YOU CAN'T ERASE THEM,
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  • BUT USE THOSE MISTAKES AS A STEPPING STONE
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  • TO ALLOW YOU TO CHANGE YOUR TOMORROW AND YOUR FOREVER.
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  • WHEN PAUL CAME TO THE END OF HIS LIFE,
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  • HE DIDN'T COME TO THE END OF HIS LIFE WITHOUT ANY MISTAKES.
  • 00:10:39.040 --> 00:10:42.170
  • HE HAD MADE TERRIBLE MISTAKES,
  • 00:10:42.180 --> 00:10:45.010
  • HE HAD BLASPHEMED THE NAME OF GOD,
  • 00:10:45.020 --> 00:10:46.210
  • AND PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:10:46.220 --> 00:10:48.220
  • HE DIDN'T COME TO THE END OF HIS LIFE WITHOUT MISTAKES,
  • 00:10:48.230 --> 00:10:51.210
  • BUT HE CAME TO THE END OF HIS LIFE WITHOUT ANY REGRETS.
  • 00:10:51.220 --> 00:10:56.140
  • IN 2 TIMOTHY 4:7, AS HE PREPARED FOR HIS EXECUTION,
  • 00:10:56.150 --> 00:10:59.180
  • HE SAID TO TIMOTHY, "I HAVE FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT,
  • 00:10:59.190 --> 00:11:03.150
  • "I HAVE FINISHED THE COURSE, AND I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH."
  • 00:11:03.160 --> 00:11:10.090
  • FINALLY, TO PREPARE FOR YOUR JOURNEY TO HEAVEN,
  • 00:11:10.100 --> 00:11:14.240
  • TAKE CARE OF THE PRACTICAL MATTERS BEFORE YOU DEPART.
  • 00:11:14.250 --> 00:11:18.250
  • TAKE CARE OF PRACTICAL MATTERS BEFORE YOU DEPART.
  • 00:11:18.260 --> 00:11:22.060
  • ONE LAST ITEM TO CHECK OFF ON YOUR TO-DO LIST
  • 00:11:22.070 --> 00:11:25.030
  • BEFORE YOU DEPART THIS WORLD IS TO MAKE SURE
  • 00:11:25.040 --> 00:11:28.000
  • THAT THOSE YOU CARE ABOUT MOST ARE ADEQUATELY PROVIDED FOR.
  • 00:11:28.010 --> 00:11:34.010
  • ISAIAH THE PROPHET CAME TO KING HEZEKIAH
  • 00:11:34.020 --> 00:11:36.030
  • WITH A SOBERING MESSAGE.
  • 00:11:36.040 --> 00:11:37.240
  • HE SAID IN 2 KINGS 20:1,
  • 00:11:37.250 --> 00:11:40.110
  • "SET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER, HEZEKIAH,
  • 00:11:40.120 --> 00:11:43.250
  • "FOR YOU SHALL DIE AND NOT LIVE."
  • 00:11:43.260 --> 00:11:48.080
  • THAT'S PRETTY GOOD ADVICE FOR ALL OF US,
  • 00:11:48.090 --> 00:11:50.140
  • SET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER FOR YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.
  • 00:11:50.150 --> 00:11:56.250
  • WHEN I THINK ABOUT MAKING PREPARATIONS FOR YOUR LOVED ONES
  • 00:11:56.260 --> 00:11:59.170
  • BEFORE YOU DIE, I THINK ABOUT A GREAT COUPLE,
  • 00:11:59.180 --> 00:12:04.160
  • FRIEND OF OURS, JOHN AND SANDRA BERRY,
  • 00:12:04.170 --> 00:12:07.130
  • THAT WE KNEW FROM OUR DAYS IN EAST LINDEN IN WICHITA FALLS.
  • 00:12:07.140 --> 00:12:11.230
  • ONE DAY, JOHN WENT TO A SEMINAR AT WORK
  • 00:12:11.240 --> 00:12:15.040
  • ON HOW TO PREPARE YOUR FAMILY FOR YOUR DEATH,
  • 00:12:15.050 --> 00:12:18.130
  • AND FOR JOHN IT WAS A VERY SOBERING EXPERIENCE,
  • 00:12:18.140 --> 00:12:21.230
  • SO HE CAME HOME ONE AFTERNOON TO HIS WIFE, SANDRA,
  • 00:12:21.240 --> 00:12:25.110
  • AND HE SAID, "HONEY, I REALIZE THAT IF I WERE TO DIE,
  • 00:12:25.120 --> 00:12:28.090
  • "YOU WOULDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO,
  • 00:12:28.100 --> 00:12:29.240
  • "AND I REALLY HAVEN'T TOLD YOU MUCH OF ANYTHING."
  • 00:12:29.250 --> 00:12:31.140
  • SO HE SAID, "I WANNA JUST TALK
  • 00:12:31.150 --> 00:12:33.020
  • "A FEW THINGS THROUGH WITH YOU."
  • 00:12:33.030 --> 00:12:34.100
  • SHE SAID OKAY, HE SAID, "IF I DIE BEFORE YOU DO,
  • 00:12:34.110 --> 00:12:37.170
  • "I REALLY THINK YOU OUGHTA STAY IN THIS HOUSE.
  • 00:12:37.180 --> 00:12:40.090
  • "THE MORTGAGE IS ALMOST PAID FOR,
  • 00:12:40.100 --> 00:12:41.230
  • "I THINK YOU OUGHTA REMAIN IN THE HOUSE
  • 00:12:41.240 --> 00:12:43.080
  • "INSTEAD OF TRYING TO SELL IT AND FIND A NEW HOME."
  • 00:12:43.090 --> 00:12:45.180
  • SHE SAID OKAY, AND HE SAID, "IF YOU SHOULD EVER FEEL
  • 00:12:45.190 --> 00:12:49.190
  • "LIKE YOU WANTED TO RE-MARRY,
  • 00:12:49.200 --> 00:12:50.280
  • "I WANT YOU TO KNOW YOU HAVE MY PERMISSION.
  • 00:12:50.290 --> 00:12:53.060
  • "I'M FINE WITH THAT, IN FACT,
  • 00:12:53.070 --> 00:12:54.240
  • "IF YOU AND YOUR NEW HUSBAND WANNA LIVE IN THIS HOUSE,
  • 00:12:54.250 --> 00:12:57.050
  • "NO PROBLEM AT ALL."
  • 00:12:57.060 --> 00:12:58.240
  • SHE SAID, "WELL, THAT'S VERY GRACIOUS, JOHN."
  • 00:12:58.250 --> 00:13:01.010
  • AND HE SAID, "AND IF HE HAPPENED TO LOVE GOLF
  • 00:13:01.020 --> 00:13:03.290
  • "AS MUCH AS I DO, I'D WANT HIM TO FEEL
  • 00:13:04.000 --> 00:13:05.150
  • "COMFORTABLE USING MY GOLF CLUBS."
  • 00:13:05.160 --> 00:13:10.000
  • SANDRA SHOOK HER HEAD AND SAID, "NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT."
  • 00:13:10.010 --> 00:13:15.170
  • HE SAID, "WHY NOT?"
  • 00:13:15.180 --> 00:13:17.010
  • SHE SAID, "WELL, JOHN, YOU'RE RIGHT-HANDED,
  • 00:13:17.020 --> 00:13:19.010
  • "AND HE'S LEFT-HANDED."
  • 00:13:19.020 --> 00:13:23.070
  • SHOULD'VE SEEN THE LOOK ON JOHN'S FACE.
  • 00:13:23.080 --> 00:13:27.230
  • THAT'S A PRETTY FUNNY STORY,
  • 00:13:27.240 --> 00:13:29.220
  • BUT WHAT ISN'T FUNNY ARE PEOPLE WHO REALLY DO DEPART
  • 00:13:29.230 --> 00:13:33.230
  • WITHOUT TELLING THEIR FAMILY ANYTHING
  • 00:13:33.240 --> 00:13:36.000
  • AND MAKING ADEQUATE PREPARATION.
  • 00:13:36.010 --> 00:13:38.260
  • THE FACT IS, JUST LIKE ISAIAH SAID TO HEZEKIAH,
  • 00:13:38.270 --> 00:13:41.220
  • YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.
  • 00:13:41.230 --> 00:13:44.020
  • DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT?
  • 00:13:44.030 --> 00:13:46.070
  • YOU ARE GOING TO DIE, WHY DON'T YOU SAY THAT WITH ME?
  • 00:13:46.080 --> 00:13:48.110
  • I'M GONNA DIE.
  • 00:13:48.120 --> 00:13:49.190
  • I AM GOING TO DIE.
  • 00:13:49.200 --> 00:13:51.260
  • I AM GOING TO DIE.
  • 00:13:51.270 --> 00:13:55.240
  • TONY CAMPOLO SAYS IT WELL, HE SAID,
  • 00:13:55.250 --> 00:13:57.190
  • "ONE DAY YOU'RE GONNA DIE,
  • 00:13:57.200 --> 00:13:58.280
  • "THEY'RE GONNA TAKE YOU TO THE CEMETERY,
  • 00:13:58.290 --> 00:14:00.140
  • "DROP YOU IN A DITCH, THROW DIRT IN YOUR FACE,
  • 00:14:00.150 --> 00:14:03.130
  • "AND THEN GO BACK TO THE CHURCH AND EAT POTATO SALAD."
  • 00:14:03.140 --> 00:14:09.290
  • IT'S TRUE.
  • 00:14:10.000 --> 00:14:12.170
  • NOW HERE'S THE QUESTION,
  • 00:14:12.180 --> 00:14:15.050
  • AFTER YOUR FAMILY HAS FINISHED THE POTATO SALAD,
  • 00:14:15.060 --> 00:14:18.260
  • WHAT ARE THEY GONNA DO?
  • 00:14:18.270 --> 00:14:20.180
  • DO THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO?
  • 00:14:20.190 --> 00:14:24.030
  • AUDREY HENDEL WROTE ABOUT HER HUSBAND, JIM,
  • 00:14:24.040 --> 00:14:27.280
  • WHO WAS A CPA AND A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER.
  • 00:14:27.290 --> 00:14:32.020
  • A FEW YEARS BEFORE HE DIED, HER HUSBAND, JIM,
  • 00:14:32.030 --> 00:14:34.140
  • WROTE AN ARTICLE ON "HOW TO LEAVE YOUR FINANCIAL HOUSE
  • 00:14:34.150 --> 00:14:37.110
  • IN ORDER FOR YOUR FAMILY."
  • 00:14:37.120 --> 00:14:39.180
  • 1 TIMOTHY 5:8 WAS THE BASIS FOR HIS ARTICLE.
  • 00:14:39.190 --> 00:14:42.040
  • PAUL SAID, "IF ANYONE DOES NOT PROVIDE FOR HIS OWN,
  • 00:14:42.050 --> 00:14:45.040
  • "ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE OF HIS HOUSEHOLD,
  • 00:14:45.050 --> 00:14:47.130
  • "HE HAS DENIED THE FAITH AND IS WORSE THAN AN UNBELIEVER."
  • 00:14:47.140 --> 00:14:53.240
  • MEN ESPECIALLY, PROVIDING FOR YOUR HOUSEHOLD
  • 00:14:53.250 --> 00:14:56.040
  • MEANS MORE THAN EARNING A LIVING AND MAKING SURE
  • 00:14:56.050 --> 00:14:58.120
  • THEY HAVE THEIR NEEDS WHILE YOU'RE ALIVE,
  • 00:14:58.130 --> 00:14:59.280
  • IT MEANS MAKING SURE THEY'RE CARED FOR AFTER YOU'RE DEAD,
  • 00:14:59.290 --> 00:15:04.070
  • SO THAT THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO.
  • 00:15:04.080 --> 00:15:07.100
  • BY THE WAY, DO YOU KNOW THE FOUNDATIONAL THING YOU CAN DO
  • 00:15:07.110 --> 00:15:10.070
  • TO SET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER FOR YOUR DEPARTURE?
  • 00:15:10.080 --> 00:15:13.110
  • MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A WILL.
  • 00:15:13.120 --> 00:15:18.050
  • DID YOU KNOW 64% OF AMERICANS HAVE NO WILL?
  • 00:15:18.060 --> 00:15:22.010
  • 64%, GUESS WHAT?
  • 00:15:22.020 --> 00:15:24.210
  • IF YOU DIE WITHOUT A WILL,
  • 00:15:24.220 --> 00:15:26.180
  • YOU DON'T GET TO SAY WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR MONEY.
  • 00:15:26.190 --> 00:15:28.250
  • YOU KNOW WHO DETERMINES WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR MONEY?
  • 00:15:28.260 --> 00:15:30.150
  • IT'S NOT YOUR FAMILY EITHER,
  • 00:15:30.160 --> 00:15:31.270
  • THE GOVERNMENT TELLS YOU WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN
  • 00:15:31.280 --> 00:15:33.260
  • TO YOUR MONEY WHEN YOU DIE,
  • 00:15:33.270 --> 00:15:35.230
  • EITHER BY STATE REGULATION AND LAW,
  • 00:15:35.240 --> 00:15:38.100
  • OR BY THE FEDERAL INCOME TAX CODE.
  • 00:15:38.110 --> 00:15:40.290
  • DOES ANYBODY HERE WANT THE GOVERNMENT TELLING YOUR FAMILY
  • 00:15:41.000 --> 00:15:44.290
  • WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR MONEY?
  • 00:15:45.000 --> 00:15:46.250
  • THAT'S WHY YOU NEED A WILL.
  • 00:15:46.260 --> 00:15:51.200
  • AND BY THE WAY, MAKE SURE THAT WILL REFLECTS YOUR VALUES.
  • 00:15:51.210 --> 00:15:57.270
  • MAKE OUT A WILL, AND WHEN YOU MAKE THAT WILL OUT,
  • 00:15:57.280 --> 00:16:00.210
  • DON'T FORGET THE CHURCH.
  • 00:16:00.220 --> 00:16:02.200
  • IT'S YOUR LAST WAY OF MAKING SURE
  • 00:16:02.210 --> 00:16:05.030
  • SOME OF WHAT YOU'VE ACCUMULATED
  • 00:16:05.040 --> 00:16:06.290
  • GOES ON AND ON AND ON AND ON FOR ETERNITY.
  • 00:16:07.000 --> 00:16:11.030
  • SET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER.
  • 00:16:11.040 --> 00:16:13.270
  • WHEN I THINK OF SOMEBODY WHO PREPARED
  • 00:16:13.280 --> 00:16:17.200
  • FOR HIS JOURNEY TO HEAVEN WITHOUT ANY REGRETS,
  • 00:16:17.210 --> 00:16:19.290
  • I THINK ABOUT ABRAHAM.
  • 00:16:20.000 --> 00:16:22.240
  • IN GENESIS 25:8,
  • 00:16:22.250 --> 00:16:24.050
  • WE HAVE THIS WORD ABOUT ABRAHAM'S DEATH.
  • 00:16:24.060 --> 00:16:27.110
  • MOSES WRITES "AND ABRAHAM BREATHED HIS LAST
  • 00:16:27.120 --> 00:16:30.190
  • "AND DIED AT A RIPE OLD AGE,
  • 00:16:30.200 --> 00:16:33.130
  • "AN OLD MAN AND SATISFIED WITH LIFE,
  • 00:16:33.140 --> 00:16:37.260
  • "AND HE WAS GATHERED TO HIS PEOPLE."
  • 00:16:37.270 --> 00:16:41.260
  • AMY, I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT THAT
  • 00:16:41.270 --> 00:16:43.050
  • AS AN EPITAPH FOR MY HEADSTONE,
  • 00:16:43.060 --> 00:16:45.230
  • 'CAUSE THAT'S REALLY A GREAT ONE, ISN'T IT?
  • 00:16:45.240 --> 00:16:47.290
  • DIED AT A RIPE OLD AGE, SATISFIED WITH LIFE.
  • 00:16:48.000 --> 00:16:54.020
  • ABRAHAM WAS SATISFIED, HE WAS CONTENT,
  • 00:16:54.030 --> 00:16:56.100
  • HE HAD NO REGRETS ABOUT HIS PAST.
  • 00:16:56.110 --> 00:16:59.120
  • NOT THAT HE DIDN'T MAKE ANY MISTAKES,
  • 00:16:59.130 --> 00:17:00.290
  • HE MADE SOME HUMONGOUS MISTAKES,
  • 00:17:01.000 --> 00:17:03.100
  • BUT HE KNEW THEY HAD BEEN FORGIVEN BY GOD.
  • 00:17:03.110 --> 00:17:06.180
  • HE DIED SATISFIED,
  • 00:17:06.190 --> 00:17:08.030
  • WITHOUT REGRETS WHEN IT CAME TO HIS CHILDREN,
  • 00:17:08.040 --> 00:17:10.260
  • HE HAD SUCCESSFULLY PASSED ON HIS FAITH
  • 00:17:10.270 --> 00:17:13.090
  • TO HIS CHILDREN AND TO HIS GRANDCHILDREN,
  • 00:17:13.100 --> 00:17:16.270
  • AND HE DIED SATISFIED ABOUT HIS FUTURE.
  • 00:17:16.280 --> 00:17:19.260
  • HE KNEW HE WAS HEADED TO BE GATHERED WITH HIS PEOPLE
  • 00:17:19.270 --> 00:17:22.240
  • AND WITH HIS GOD BECAUSE OF HIS FAITH
  • 00:17:22.250 --> 00:17:25.240
  • IN GOD'S PROVISION FOR HIS SIN.
  • 00:17:25.250 --> 00:17:28.120
  • HE DIED SATISFIED WITH LIFE.
  • 00:17:28.130 --> 00:17:33.000
  • ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR JOURNEY TO THAT PLACE CALLED HEAVEN?
  • 00:17:33.010 --> 00:17:36.080
  • SOME OF YOU SAY WELL PASTOR, HONESTLY,
  • 00:17:36.090 --> 00:17:40.080
  • I GET FEARFUL WHEN I THINK ABOUT NOT THE END RESULT,
  • 00:17:40.090 --> 00:17:44.070
  • BUT THE PROCESS OF GETTING THERE
  • 00:17:44.080 --> 00:17:47.000
  • TO THAT PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:17:47.010 --> 00:17:49.090
  • I'M FEARFUL OF DEATH.
  • 00:17:49.100 --> 00:17:52.030
  • WHENEVER I THINK OF THE FEAR OF DEATH,
  • 00:17:52.040 --> 00:17:54.090
  • I THINK OF THE TRUE STORY OF JOHN TODD.
  • 00:17:54.100 --> 00:17:57.180
  • JOHN TODD WAS BORN IN 1800 IN VERMONT.
  • 00:17:57.190 --> 00:18:02.120
  • HE SPENT THE FIRST SIX YEARS OF HIS LIFE
  • 00:18:02.130 --> 00:18:05.110
  • LIVING IN A LITTLE HAMLET CALLED KILLINGSWORTH.
  • 00:18:05.120 --> 00:18:09.180
  • WHEN HE WAS SIX YEARS OLD,
  • 00:18:09.190 --> 00:18:11.040
  • JOHN TODD'S PARENTS, BOTH OF THEM, DIED SUDDENLY.
  • 00:18:11.050 --> 00:18:14.260
  • HE AND HIS SIBLINGS HAD TO BE PARCELED OUT
  • 00:18:14.270 --> 00:18:17.000
  • AMONG ANY RELATIVE THAT WOULD TAKE THEM.
  • 00:18:17.010 --> 00:18:19.170
  • HE HAD A VERY KINDHEARTED AUNT WHO AGREED TO TAKE HIM
  • 00:18:19.180 --> 00:18:23.030
  • AND TO RAISE HIM.
  • 00:18:23.040 --> 00:18:25.010
  • SO HE WENT TO LIVE WITH HER.
  • 00:18:25.020 --> 00:18:26.220
  • FOR THE NEXT 15 YEARS, SHE CARED FOR HIM JUST LIKE A MOM.
  • 00:18:26.230 --> 00:18:30.150
  • WHEN HE WAS 21 YEARS OF AGE,
  • 00:18:30.160 --> 00:18:32.000
  • HE LEFT HOME, WENT TO SCHOOL, PREPARED FOR THE MINISTRY,
  • 00:18:32.010 --> 00:18:35.130
  • BECAME A SUCCESSFUL PASTOR.
  • 00:18:35.140 --> 00:18:38.120
  • IN HIS MIDDLE AGE YEARS, HE RECEIVED WORD
  • 00:18:38.130 --> 00:18:40.170
  • THAT HIS AUNT WHO HAD CARED FOR HIM WAS ABOUT TO DIE.
  • 00:18:40.180 --> 00:18:44.220
  • SHE WROTE HIM A LETTER AND SAID
  • 00:18:44.230 --> 00:18:46.090
  • THAT EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS A CHRISTIAN,
  • 00:18:46.100 --> 00:18:48.250
  • SHE GREATLY FEARED DEATH.
  • 00:18:48.260 --> 00:18:51.260
  • MOVED WITH COMPASSION, JOHN WROTE HER BACK,
  • 00:18:51.270 --> 00:18:55.090
  • RECOUNTING THAT NIGHT WHEN HE, A FRIGHTENED LITTLE BOY,
  • 00:18:55.100 --> 00:18:59.070
  • WAS WELCOMED INTO THE LOVING AND WARM HOME OF HIS AUNT.
  • 00:18:59.080 --> 00:19:04.080
  • AND THIS IS WHAT HE WROTE TO HIS AUNT.
  • 00:19:04.090 --> 00:19:06.250
  • "IT IS NOW 35 YEARS SINCE I,
  • 00:19:06.260 --> 00:19:10.130
  • "A LITTLE BOY OF SIX, WAS LEFT QUITE ALONE IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:19:10.140 --> 00:19:14.250
  • "YOU SENT ME WORD YOU WOULD GIVE ME A HOME
  • 00:19:14.260 --> 00:19:17.120
  • "AND BE A KIND MOTHER TO ME.
  • 00:19:17.130 --> 00:19:19.180
  • "I HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN THE DAY
  • 00:19:19.190 --> 00:19:21.210
  • "WHEN I MADE THAT LONG JOURNEY OF 10 MILES TO YOUR HOME.
  • 00:19:21.220 --> 00:19:26.070
  • "I CAN STILL RECALL MY DISAPPOINTMENT
  • 00:19:26.080 --> 00:19:28.110
  • "WHEN INSTEAD OF COMING FOR ME YOURSELF,
  • 00:19:28.120 --> 00:19:31.010
  • "YOU SENT YOUR SERVANT, CAESAR, TO FETCH ME.
  • 00:19:31.020 --> 00:19:34.250
  • "I WELL REMEMBER MY TEARS AND MY ANXIETY,
  • 00:19:34.260 --> 00:19:38.060
  • "AS PERCHED HIGH ON THE HORSE AND CLINGING TIGHT TO CAESAR,
  • 00:19:38.070 --> 00:19:42.000
  • "I RODE OFF TO MY NEW HOME.
  • 00:19:42.010 --> 00:19:44.220
  • "NIGHT FELL BEFORE WE FINISHED THE JOURNEY,
  • 00:19:44.230 --> 00:19:47.150
  • "AND AS IT GREW DARK, I BECAME LONELY AND AFRAID.
  • 00:19:47.160 --> 00:19:51.060
  • "'DO YOU THINK SHE'LL GO TO BED BEFORE I GET THERE?'
  • 00:19:51.070 --> 00:19:54.150
  • "I ASKED CAESAR ANXIOUSLY.
  • 00:19:54.160 --> 00:19:55.260
  • "'OH NO,' HE SAID REASSURINGLY.
  • 00:19:55.270 --> 00:19:58.080
  • "'SHE'LL SURE STAY UP FOR YOU.
  • 00:19:58.090 --> 00:20:01.040
  • "WHEN WE GET OUT OF THESE HERE WOODS,
  • 00:20:01.050 --> 00:20:02.230
  • "YOU'LL SEE HER CANDLE SHINING IN THE WINDOW.'
  • 00:20:02.240 --> 00:20:06.150
  • "PRESENTLY, WE DID RIDE OUT IN THE CLEARING,
  • 00:20:06.160 --> 00:20:09.150
  • "AND THERE, SURE ENOUGH, WAS YOUR CANDLE.
  • 00:20:09.160 --> 00:20:12.180
  • "I REMEMBER YOU WERE WAITING AT THE DOOR,
  • 00:20:12.190 --> 00:20:14.220
  • "THAT YOU PUT YOUR ARMS CLOSE ABOUT ME,
  • 00:20:14.230 --> 00:20:17.170
  • "AND THAT YOU LIFTED ME, A TIRED AND BEWILDERED LITTLE BOY,
  • 00:20:17.180 --> 00:20:23.090
  • "DOWN FROM THAT HORSE.
  • 00:20:23.100 --> 00:20:24.220
  • "YOU HAD A BIG FIRE BURNING ON THE HEARTH,
  • 00:20:24.230 --> 00:20:27.090
  • "A HOT SUPPER WAITING FOR ME ON THE STOVE.
  • 00:20:27.100 --> 00:20:30.110
  • "AFTER SUPPER, YOU TOOK ME TO MY NEW ROOM,
  • 00:20:30.120 --> 00:20:33.080
  • "YOU HEARD ME SAY MY PRAYERS,
  • 00:20:33.090 --> 00:20:35.080
  • "AND THEN YOU SAT BESIDE ME UNTIL I FELL ASLEEP.
  • 00:20:35.090 --> 00:20:39.240
  • "YOU PROBABLY REALIZE WHY I'M RECALLING
  • 00:20:39.250 --> 00:20:43.080
  • "ALL OF THIS TO YOUR MEMORY.
  • 00:20:43.090 --> 00:20:45.230
  • "SOME DAY SOON, GOD WILL SEND FOR YOU,
  • 00:20:45.240 --> 00:20:49.270
  • "TO TAKE YOU TO A NEW HOME.
  • 00:20:49.280 --> 00:20:52.200
  • "DON'T FEAR THE SUMMONS, THE STRANGE JOURNEY,
  • 00:20:52.210 --> 00:20:55.270
  • "OR THE DARK MESSENGER OF DEATH.
  • 00:20:55.280 --> 00:20:58.200
  • "GOD CAN BE TRUSTED TO DO AS MUCH FOR YOU
  • 00:20:58.210 --> 00:21:02.160
  • "AS YOU WERE KIND ENOUGH TO DO FOR ME SO MANY YEARS AGO.
  • 00:21:02.170 --> 00:21:07.110
  • "AT THE END OF THE ROAD, YOU WILL FIND LOVE,
  • 00:21:07.120 --> 00:21:10.230
  • "AND A WELCOME WAITING, AND YOU WILL BE SAFE IN GOD'S CARE."
  • 00:21:10.240 --> 00:21:18.250
  • THAT'S THE FUTURE GOD HAS PLANNED FOR YOU.
  • 00:21:18.260 --> 00:21:24.200
  • "I GO," JESUS SAID. "TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU."
  • 00:21:24.210 --> 00:21:30.190
  • IT'S A PLACE MORE MAGNIFICENT
  • 00:21:30.200 --> 00:21:32.180
  • THAN YOU COULD POSSIBLY IMAGINE.
  • 00:21:32.190 --> 00:21:36.080
  • IT'S A PLACE WHERE EVERY HEARTACHE WILL BE ERASED,
  • 00:21:36.090 --> 00:21:39.060
  • AND EVERY DREAM WILL BE FULFILLED.
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  • IT'S A PLACE RESERVED FOR THOSE
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  • WHO HAVE TRUSTED IN CHRIST AS THEIR SAVIOR.
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  • IT'S A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
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  • MUSIC
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  • OVER THESE PAST FEW WEEKS,
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  • WE'VE ANSWERED THE 10 MOST COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT HEAVEN,
  • 00:22:00.020 --> 00:22:03.280
  • AND I HOPE THESE STUDIES HAVE QUELLED ANY FEARS OF DEATH,
  • 00:22:03.290 --> 00:22:07.050
  • AND HELP YOU CELEBRATE THE WONDERFUL HOME
  • 00:22:07.060 --> 00:22:10.050
  • GOD IS PREPARING FOR THOSE WHO KNOW CHRIST.
  • 00:22:10.060 --> 00:22:14.000
  • WELL JUST BEFORE WE'RE OUT OF TIME TODAY,
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  • I WANNA REMIND YOU TO REQUEST YOUR COPY
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  • OF A HELPFUL RESOURCE CALLED
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  • WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:21.090 --> 00:22:24.200
  • THIS FOLD OUT BROCHURE CLEARLY ILLUSTRATES
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  • HOW BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY
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  • DIFFERS FROM OTHER DIFFERENT RELIGIOUS GROUPS,
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  • INCLUDING MORMONISM, HINDUISM, AND ISLAM.
  • 00:22:32.160 --> 00:22:36.200
  • AND IT'S MY GIFT TO YOU
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  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • GO TO PTV.ORG TO REQUEST YOUR COPY.
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  • NOW PLEASE, STAY RIGHT THERE,
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  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • MUSIC
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  • AS A FATHER AND GRANDFATHER,
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  • MY HEART IS TRULY BURDENED FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.
  • 00:22:56.010 --> 00:22:59.220
  • OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
  • 00:22:59.230 --> 00:23:01.120
  • NEED JESUS CHRIST AND THE TRUTH OF HIS WORD,
  • 00:23:01.130 --> 00:23:04.150
  • WHICH IS WHY I'M PLEASED TO BRING YOU MY BRAND NEW BOOK
  • 00:23:04.160 --> 00:23:07.210
  • FOR CHILDREN, "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS".
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  • THIS BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK
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  • USES SIMPLE CONCEPTS AND LANGUAGE
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  • YOUNG CHILDREN CAN UNDERSTAND,
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  • WHILE ANSWERING 10 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HEAVEN.
  • 00:23:17.250 --> 00:23:21.070
  • THE BOOK EVEN CLOSES WITH A SALVATION PRAYER
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  • YOU CAN PRAY WITH YOUR CHILD OR GRANDCHILD TO ENSURE
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  • THAT THEY'LL BE WITH YOU IN HEAVEN ONE DAY.
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  • REQUEST YOUR COPY OF "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS"
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:23:34.010 --> 00:23:36.290
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:23:37.000 --> 00:23:39.140
  • WE'LL ALSO INCLUDE DOCTOR JEFFRESS' ORIGINAL
  • 00:23:39.150 --> 00:23:42.100
  • FULL LENGTH BOOK, "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN",
  • 00:23:42.110 --> 00:23:44.280
  • ALONG WITH THE COMPLETE TEACHING SERIES
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  • FOR A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:23:46.290 --> 00:23:50.120
  • FAILING TO ADEQUATELY PREPARE
  • 00:23:50.130 --> 00:23:52.180
  • FOR THE REAL TRIP WE'RE ALL TAKING,
  • 00:23:52.190 --> 00:23:54.180
  • FOR THAT TRIP TO THE PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
  • 00:23:54.190 --> 00:23:56.150
  • NOT PREPARING ADEQUATELY CAN HAVE
  • 00:23:56.160 --> 00:23:59.200
  • DEVASTATING AND UNENDING CONSEQUENCES.
  • 00:23:59.210 --> 00:24:04.020
  • WE'VE GOT TO BE PREPARED FOR THE TRIP.
  • 00:24:04.030 --> 00:24:06.240
  • WHEN YOU INVEST IN PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:24:06.250 --> 00:24:09.090
  • YOU'RE ALLOWING MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN
  • 00:24:09.100 --> 00:24:11.050
  • ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO HEAR THE CLEAR GOSPEL MESSAGE,
  • 00:24:11.060 --> 00:24:14.290
  • AND CATCH A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:24:15.000 --> 00:24:16.220
  • SO PLEASE, CONTINUE TO GIVE GENEROUSLY.
  • 00:24:16.230 --> 00:24:19.020
  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFT TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:24:19.030 --> 00:24:21.290
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:24:22.000 --> 00:24:26.080
  • MY PRAYER IS THAT YOU WILL ENTER THE GATES OF HEAVEN
  • 00:24:26.090 --> 00:24:29.040
  • WITH ABSOLUTELY NO REGRETS.
  • 00:24:29.050 --> 00:24:31.170
  • AND WHY NOT BEGIN YOUR INTENTIONAL JOURNEY RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:24:31.180 --> 00:24:35.230
  • IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BEGIN DOING WHAT'S RIGHT,
  • 00:24:35.240 --> 00:24:39.110
  • AND THERE'S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT
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  • TO BEGIN PREPARING FOR YOUR ETERNAL HOME.
  • 00:24:41.220 --> 00:24:44.290
  • WELL, THIS CONCLUDES OUR STUDY ON A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
  • 00:24:45.000 --> 00:24:49.060
  • AND I WANNA INVITE YOU TO JOIN US AGAIN TOMORROW
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  • FOR THE START OF AN IMPORTANT NEW SERIES ON PRAYER.
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  • DO YOU FEEL LIKE GOD LEAVES YOUR REQUESTS UNANSWERED?
  • 00:24:55.250 --> 00:24:59.220
  • MAYBE YOU'RE NOT EVEN SURE WHAT TO PRAY.
  • 00:24:59.230 --> 00:25:02.240
  • BE SURE TO TUNE IN NEXT TIME FOR RELEVANT
  • 00:25:02.250 --> 00:25:05.200
  • AND PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION ON PRAYERS THAT REALLY WORK.
  • 00:25:05.210 --> 00:25:10.060
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
  • 00:25:10.070 --> 00:25:13.040
  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:13.050 --> 00:25:16.050
  • TODAY, WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:25:16.060 --> 00:25:17.250
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:17.260 --> 00:25:20.080
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:25:20.090 --> 00:25:22.080
  • OF DOCTOR JEFFRESS' BRAND NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK,
  • 00:25:22.090 --> 00:25:24.190
  • "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS",
  • 00:25:24.200 --> 00:25:26.240
  • PLUS THE BROCHURE ABOUT
  • 00:25:26.250 --> 00:25:28.080
  • WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN
  • 00:25:28.090 --> 00:25:30.170
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:25:30.180 --> 00:25:33.120
  • AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:33.130 --> 00:25:34.280
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:25:34.290 --> 00:25:37.110
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN
  • 00:25:37.120 --> 00:25:40.040
  • TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:25:40.050 --> 00:25:43.010
  • THAT, ALONG WITH A COPY OF DOCTOR JEFFRESS'
  • 00:25:43.020 --> 00:25:45.150
  • ORIGINAL BESTSELLING BOOK, "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN".
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  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
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  • BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT,
  • 00:25:50.060 --> 00:25:51.270
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING,
  • 00:25:51.280 --> 00:25:53.120
  • OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:25:53.130 --> 00:25:55.140
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:55.150 --> 00:25:58.080
  • HAVE YOU EVER CLICKED ON AN EMAIL OR OPENED A LETTER
  • 00:25:58.090 --> 00:26:01.100
  • AND READ IT WITH JESUS?
  • 00:26:01.110 --> 00:26:03.210
  • REALIZING THAT HE SMILES WITH US AT THE FUN,
  • 00:26:03.220 --> 00:26:06.290
  • REJOICES WITH US IN THE SUCCESSES,
  • 00:26:07.000 --> 00:26:09.160
  • AND WEEPS WITH US IN THE TRAGEDIES?
  • 00:26:09.170 --> 00:26:12.210
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  • FOR THE START OF A NEW SERIES CALLED
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  • WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU ESCAPED
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  • THE PRESSURE OF DAILY LIFE AND REFRESHED YOUR SPIRIT
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  • WITH YOUR PATHWAY TO VICTORY FAMILY.
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