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December 6, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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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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  • MUSIC
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • BEFORE JESUS ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN,
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  • HE LEFT HIS DISCIPLES WITH AN IMPORTANT CHARGE:
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  • TO GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS.
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  • THANKS TO THAT INITIATIVE, CHRISTIANITY HAS SPREAD
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  • INTO THE FAR CORNERS OF THE GLOBE.
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  • THOUGH THERE ARE STILL MANY MORE PEOPLE TO REACH
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  • IN THIS WORLD FOR CHRIST.
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  • AND IF YOU'RE A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST,
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  • THE GREAT COMMISSION IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS WELL.
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  • TODAY WE'LL LEARN HOW TO FULFILL THAT IMPORTANT MISSION
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  • BY EXAMINING A 24-HOUR SNAPSHOT OF JESUS' LIFE.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED "24" ON TODAY'S EDITION
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  • OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • BEHOLD THE LAMB
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  • BEHOLD THE LAMB
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  • SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD
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  • FOR SINNERS CRUCIFIED
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  • O HOLY SACRIFICE
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  • BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD
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  • BEHOLD THE LAMB
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  • CROWN HIM CROWN HIM
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  • CROWN HIM CROWN HIM
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  • WORTHY
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  • IS THE LAMB
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  • BEHOLD THE LAMB
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  • BEHOLD THE LAMB
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  • SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD
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  • FOR SINNERS CRUCIFIED
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  • O HOLY SACRIFICE
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  • BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD
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  • BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD
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  • BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD
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  • BEHOLD
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  • THE LAMB
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  • BEHOLD THE LAMB
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  • BEHOLD THE LAMB
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  • (CONGREGATION CHEERS)
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  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDING)
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  • [PRESENTER] PEOPLE WHO INVEST THEIR LIVES
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  • IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD DON'T LOOK BACK WITH REGRET,
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  • IN FACT, THEIR IMPACT EXTENDS FAR BEYOND
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  • THEIR OWN LIFETIME.
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  • IN THIS SPIRIT, SOME FRIENDS OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY
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  • HAVE BANDED TOGETHER AND SET ASIDE A GIFT OF $920.000
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  • WITH THE INTENTION OF MOTIVATING YOU TO GIVE
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  • FROM YOUR RESOURCES AS WELL.
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  • AS YOU DO, EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE WILL BE MATCHED
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  • AND THEREFORE DOUBLED UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST.
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  • THANK YOU FOR GIVING GENEROUSLY
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  • TOWARD THE COURAGEOUS 2020 MATCHING CHALLENGE.
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  • MUSIC
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  • BUT THE DEVIL IS NOT LIKE GOD.
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  • THE DEVIL IS NOT OMNIPRESENT;
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  • HE CAN'T BE MORE THAN ONE PLACE AT A TIME;
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  • HE'S A CREATED BEING.
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  • SO IF HE CAN BE ONLY BE IN ONE PLACE AT A TIME,
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  • HOW DOES HE ACCOMPLISH HIS PURPOSE IN YOUR LIFE?
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  • WHERE IT'S FOUND IN VERSE 12.
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  • "FOR OUR STRUGGLE IS NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD,
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  • "BUT AGAINST THE RULERS," PLURAL,
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  • "AGAINST THE POWERS," PLURAL,
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  • "AGAINST THE WORLD FORCES OF THIS DARKNESS
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  • "AGAINST THE SPIRITUAL FORCES
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  • "OF WICKEDNESS IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES."
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  • HE'S TALKING ABOUT DEMONS HERE. THEY ARE REAL.
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  • SECONDLY, DEMONS CAN CONTROL PEOPLE.
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  • THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO INDWELL AND CONTROL PEOPLE.
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  • I THINK MANY OF THE UNSPEAKABLE CRIMES YOU HEAR
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  • ABOUT TODAY, THE ACTS OF TORTURE AND BRUTALITY
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  • AGAINST OTHER PEOPLE, THE ONLY EXPLANATION FOR THAT
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  • IS DEMONIC CONTROL OF AN INDIVIDUAL.
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  • DEMONS HAVE THE ABILITY TO CONTROL PEOPLE.
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  • NOW, PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK,
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  • "WELL, CAN CHRISTIANS BE POSSESSED BY DEMONS?"
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  • WELL, IT DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU MEAN BY POSSESSED.
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  • SOMETIMES WE USE THE WORD POSSESS TO REFER TO OWNERSHIP.
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  • IF YOU POSSESS SOMETHING, YOU OWN IT.
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  • AND IN THAT SENSE, NO,
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  • CHRISTIANS CANNOT BE OWNED BY DEMONS.
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  • EPHESIANS 1:13 SAYS THAT WHEN WE BECOME A CHRISTIAN,
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  • WE ARE SEALED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD.
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  • WE ARE OWNED BY GOD.
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  • GOD DOESN'T SHARE HIS POSSESSIONS WITH ANYONE.
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  • HE'S REAL STINGY WHEN IT COMES TO HIS POSSESSIONS,
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  • AND WE'RE GRATEFUL HE IS.
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  • SO BY OWNERSHIP, NO,
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  • BUT CAN DEMONS CONTROL OR INFLUENCE CHRISTIANS?
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  • YOU BET THEY CAN.
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  • ANY AREA OF YOUR LIFE AS A CHRISTIAN
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  • THAT IS NOT BEING CONTROLLED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD
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  • IS BEING CONTROLLED BY SATAN.
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  • YOU MAY THINK YOU'RE THE ONE DIRECTING YOUR LIFE, NO.
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  • THERE ARE NO SPIRITUAL VACUUMS.
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  • EITHER GOD IS CONTROLLING YOUR LIFE OR SATAN
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  • AND HIS DEMONS ARE CONTROLLING YOUR LIFE.
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  • AND THAT'S WHY EPHESIANS 5:18, PAUL SAYS,
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  • "BE FILLED, LITERALLY BE CONTROLLED
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  • "BY THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD."
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  • AND YOU SAY, IS THAT REALLY TRUE?
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  • CAN SATAN REALLY CONTROL THE LIFE OF A BELIEVER?
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  • JUST LOOK AT THE EXAMPLE OF THE APOSTLE PETER.
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  • REMEMBER PETER LOVED JESUS.
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  • IN FACT HE LOVES HIM SO MUCH HE SAID,
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  • "JESUS, ALL THIS STUFF ABOUT GOING TO THE CROSS
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  • "AND DYING, YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THAT!
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  • "FORGET THAT!"
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  • JESUS TURNED AROUND TO HIM AND SAID, "GET THEE BEHIND ME--
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  • [WOMAN] SATAN.
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  • SATAN.
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  • SATAN.
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  • THAT'S PRETTY HARSH.
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  • SATAN?
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  • IT'S PETER, THE GUY WHO LOVES YOU.
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  • BUT PETER WAS ALLOWING HIMSELF TO BE INFLUENCED
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  • NOT BY GOD'S PLAN BUT BY HIS OWN DESIRES.
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  • YES, IT'S POSSIBLE FOR DEMONS TO CONTROL PEOPLE.
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  • NUMBER THREE, DEMONS ARE UNDER CHRIST'S AUTHORITY.
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  • ISN'T IT INTERESTING THIS DEMON HERE RECOGNIZED JESUS.
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  • HE SAID, "I KNOW WHO YOU ARE,
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  • "YOU'RE THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL."
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  • BY THE WAY, DID YOU KNOW DEMONS ARE VERY CONSERVATIVE
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  • IN THEIR BIBLICAL BELIEFS.
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
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  • THEY BELIEVE IN THE INHERENCY OF THE BIBLE.
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  • THEY BELIEVE EVERY WORD OF THE BIBLE.
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  • THEY BELIEVE JESUS IS WHO HE SAID HE IS.
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  • THEY BELIEVE HE'S THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.
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  • THAT OUGHT TO REMIND US THAT BELIEVING THE RIGHT THINGS
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  • UP HERE IS NOT WHAT MAKES YOU A CHRISTIAN.
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  • [MAN] THAT'S RIGHT.
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  • YOU CAN BELIEVE ALL THE RIGHT THINGS ABOUT JESUS
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  • AND GO STRAIGHT TO HELL WHEN YOU DIE.
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  • IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO BELIEVE HE'S THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.
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  • YOU HAVE TO COME TO A POINT IN YOUR LIFE
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  • WHEN YOU CLING TO HIM TO BE YOUR SAVIOR.
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  • YOU TRUST IN HIM FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF YOUR SINS.
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  • THESE DEMONS, THIS DEMON BELIEVED JESUS
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  • WAS WHO HE SAID HE WAS.
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  • AND NOTICE VERSE 35, "AND JESUS REBUKED HIM SAYING,
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  • "'BE QUIET!" LITERALLY, BE MUZZLED.
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  • "PUT A LID ON IT AND COME OUT OF HIM."
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  • AND WHEN THE DEMON HAD THROWN HIM DOWN IN THEIR MIDST,
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  • HE CAME OUT OF HIM WITHOUT DOING ANY HARM.
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  • NOTICE HOW QUICKLY HE OBEYED JESUS.
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  • JESUS DIDN'T GO THROUGH ANY RITUALS HERE.
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  • HE DIDN'T GO ANY THEATRICS.
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  • HE SAID, "COME OUT!" AND THE DEMON CAME OUT.
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  • PEOPLE TODAY WONDER ABOUT THIS PRACTICE OF THE EXORCISM.
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  • YOU READ ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME.
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  • EXORCISM, TRYING TO CAST OUT DEMONS FROM OTHER PEOPLE,
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  • AND YOU SEE FILMS ABOUT IT SOMETIMES.
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  • THEY TURN DOWN THE LIGHTS AND LIGHT THE CANDLES
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  • AND START DOING ALL THESE INCANTATIONS,
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  • AND ALL THESE RITUALS, AND ALL THE SCREAMING
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  • AND HOLLERING AND LEAPING AROUND.
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  • IS THAT BIBLICAL? IS THAT BIBLICAL?
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  • ARE WE SUPPOSED TO EXORCIZE THE SAME KIND OF SUPERNATURAL
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  • POWER THAT JESUS DID AND CASTING OUT DEMONS?
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  • DID YOU KNOW IN THE OLD TESTAMENT THERE'S NOT ONE
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  • SINGLE INSTANCE OF DEMON POSSESSION.
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  • NOT ONE RECORDED IN THE SCRIPTURE.
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  • NOT A SINGLE ONE.
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  • WITH JESUS, THERE WAS A LOT OF DEMON ACTIVITY
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  • IN THE WORLD.
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  • THERE WERE SOMETHING UNIQUE WHEN THE SON OF GOD
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  • WAS ON EARTH ABOUT A RISE IN DEMONIC ACTIVITY.
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  • JESUS CAST OUT DEMONS.
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  • WHEN HE CAME TO THE EARLY CHAPTERS OF THE BOOK OF ACTS,
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  • SOME OF THE APOSTLES HAD THE ABILITY TO CAST OUT DEMONS
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  • AS A SIGN THAT THEY WERE TRULY SENT FROM GOD,
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  • BUT WHEN YOU GET INTO THE LATTER CHAPTERS OF ACTS
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  • AND TO THE REST OF THE BIBLE, NOT A MENTION ABOUT EXORCISM,
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  • NOT A MENTION, NOT AN INSTANCE OF CASTING OUT DEMONS.
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  • INTERESTINGLY, PAUL, PETER, JOHN NEVER COMMANDED
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  • CHRISTIANS TO GET INVOLVED IN THE EXORCISM
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  • OR CASTING OUT DEMONS. HERE'S WHY.
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  • NOW THAT WE HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN US,
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  • THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR LIVING A LIFE THAT IS FREE
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  • FROM DEMON CONTROL IS OUR INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY.
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  • IT'S NOT WHAT SOMEBODY ELSE DOES FOR US,
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  • IT'S WHAT WE DO AND COOPERATING WITH GOD'S POWER
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  • TO LIVE A DEMON-FREE EXISTENCE.
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  • HOW DO WE DO THAT?
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  • WE DO IT BY EPHESIANS CHAPTER SIX BY PUTTING ON
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  • THAT SUPERNATURAL ARMOR THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US.
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  • WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THAT BEFORE.
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  • THOSE SIX PIECES OF ARMOR, MOST OF IT'S DEFENSIVE,
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  • SOME OF IT IS OFFENSIVE.
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  • BUT WHEN WE MAKE AND USE THAT SPIRITUAL ARMOR
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  • THAT GOD HAS GIVEN TO US,
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  • WE HAVE THE SAME SUPERNATURAL POWER THAT JESUS HAD,
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  • NOT TO CAST OUT DEMONS FROM OTHER PEOPLE,
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  • BUT TO MAKE THE DEVIL AND THE DEMONS RUN AWAY FROM US.
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  • IN FACT THAT'S WHAT JAMES SAID IN JAMES 4:7,
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  • "RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU."
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  • IF YOU USED THAT SPIRITUAL ARMOR, GOD HAS GIVEN YOU,
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  • YOU CAN HAVE THE SAME KIND OF SUPERNATURAL EXISTENCE,
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  • POWER OVER SATAN THAT JESUS EXPERIENCED.
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  • THERE IS A THIRD ELEMENT IN CHRIST'S MINISTRY.
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  • HIS MINISTRY WAS MARKED BY GENUINE COMPASSION.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 38.
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  • "AND HE AROSE AND HE LEFT THE SYNAGOGUE
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  • "AND HE ENTERED SIMON'S HOUSE."
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  • THIS WAS SIMON PETER.
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  • HE HAD NOT RECEIVED HIS NEW NAME, PETER, YET.
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  • HE WAS SIMON.
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  • NOW, SIMON'S MOTHER-IN-LAW WAS SUFFERING
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  • FROM A HIGH FEVER AND THEY MADE REQUEST OF HIM
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  • ON HER BEHALF.
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  • NOW, SIMON, PETER HAD A MOTHER-IN-LAW.
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  • WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU ABOUT SIMON?
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  • HE ALSO HAD A WHAT? [MAN] WIFE.
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  • YOU HAVE TO HAVE A WIFE TO HAVE A MOTHER-IN-LAW.
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  • SO SIMON PETER WAS MARRIED,
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  • CONTRARY TO THE TEACHING OF SOME.
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  • HE WAS MARRIED, HE HAD A WIFE.
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  • HE HAD A MOTHER-IN-LAW.
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  • SHE GOT SICK, AND AMAZINGLY, HE WANTED HER HEALED.
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  • ISN'T THAT SOMETHING? (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
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  • WE'RE NOT GONNA GO THERE VERY FAR, BUT...
  • 00:12:06.020 --> 00:12:07.280
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS) SO HE MADE A REQUEST FROM JESUS.
  • 00:12:07.290 --> 00:12:12.090
  • IN VERSE 39, "AND STANDING OVER HER,
  • 00:12:12.100 --> 00:12:14.090
  • "JESUS REBUKED THE FEVER AND IT LEFT HER,
  • 00:12:14.100 --> 00:12:16.280
  • "AND SHE IMMEDIATELY AROSE AND WAITED ON THEM."
  • 00:12:16.290 --> 00:12:20.030
  • ISN'T THAT INTERESTING WHEN JESUS HEALED,
  • 00:12:20.040 --> 00:12:22.170
  • IT WAS JUST SIMPLY WITH A WORD, IT WAS INSTANTANEOUS,
  • 00:12:22.180 --> 00:12:26.060
  • AND IT WAS COMPLETE.
  • 00:12:26.070 --> 00:12:28.250
  • IN VERSE 40, WHILE THE SUN WAS SETTING,
  • 00:12:28.260 --> 00:12:31.170
  • HE LEFT THE HOUSE THERE.
  • 00:12:31.180 --> 00:12:33.020
  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS, "AND WHILE THE SUN WAS SETTING,
  • 00:12:33.030 --> 00:12:35.060
  • "ALL WHO HAD ANY SICK WITH VARIOUS DISEASES
  • 00:12:35.070 --> 00:12:39.200
  • "BROUGHT THEM TO HIM; AND LAYING HIS HANDS ON EVERY
  • 00:12:39.210 --> 00:12:43.030
  • "ONE OF THEM, HE WAS HEALING THEM."
  • 00:12:43.040 --> 00:12:47.060
  • JESUS HEALED, FIRST OF ALL, OUT OF COMPASSION,
  • 00:12:47.070 --> 00:12:50.250
  • BUT HE ALSO HEALED TO PROVE THAT HE WAS INDEED
  • 00:12:50.260 --> 00:12:53.270
  • THE SON OF GOD.
  • 00:12:53.280 --> 00:12:55.260
  • NOW, PEOPLE, AGAIN, ASK THE QUESTION,
  • 00:12:55.270 --> 00:12:59.000
  • "DOES GOD HEAL TODAY LIKE HE DID BACK THEN?"
  • 00:12:59.010 --> 00:13:03.180
  • YOU BET HE DOES. OF COURSE HE DOES.
  • 00:13:03.190 --> 00:13:07.190
  • I LIKE WHAT DR. CRISWELL USED TO SAY.
  • 00:13:07.200 --> 00:13:10.010
  • HE SAID, "I BELIEVE IN FAITH HEALING,
  • 00:13:10.020 --> 00:13:12.280
  • "I JUST DON'T BELIEVE IN FAITH HEALERS."
  • 00:13:12.290 --> 00:13:15.260
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS) THERE'S A DIFFERENCE.
  • 00:13:15.270 --> 00:13:18.090
  • GOD DOESN'T NEED ANY INTERMEDIARY TODAY.
  • 00:13:18.100 --> 00:13:21.080
  • IF GOD WANTS TO HEAL, HE CAN HEAL INSTANTLY.
  • 00:13:21.090 --> 00:13:23.210
  • AGAIN, THE REASON JESUS HEALED AND THE APOSTLES HEALED
  • 00:13:23.220 --> 00:13:26.190
  • WAS TO PROVE THAT THEY WERE SENT FROM GOD.
  • 00:13:26.200 --> 00:13:29.150
  • TODAY, THE WAY WE JUDGE A MESSENGER IS WHETHER
  • 00:13:29.160 --> 00:13:31.200
  • HE CAME FROM GOD IS WHETHER OR NOT HE'S TEACHING THE LINES
  • 00:13:31.210 --> 00:13:34.070
  • WITH THE BIBLE.
  • 00:13:34.080 --> 00:13:35.170
  • BUT IN JESUS' DAY, IN THE APOSTLE DAY
  • 00:13:35.180 --> 00:13:37.090
  • THERE WAS NO NEW TESTAMENT, BY WHICH TO JUDGE
  • 00:13:37.100 --> 00:13:39.130
  • WHETHER SOMEBODY WAS SPEAKING FROM GOD'S AUTHORITY.
  • 00:13:39.140 --> 00:13:41.270
  • THEIR ABILITY TO PERFORM SIGNS WAS THE STAMP
  • 00:13:41.280 --> 00:13:45.270
  • OF APPROVAL ON THEIR LIVES. TODAY I BELIEVE GOD HEALS.
  • 00:13:45.280 --> 00:13:49.220
  • NOW, HE DOESN'T HEAL ALL OF THE TIME.
  • 00:13:49.230 --> 00:13:52.130
  • IF IT WERE SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED ALL THE TIME,
  • 00:13:52.140 --> 00:13:55.000
  • IT WOULDN'T BE A MIRACLE, WOULD IT?
  • 00:13:55.010 --> 00:13:56.120
  • MIRACLES ARE MIRACLES BECAUSE THEY'RE THE EXCEPTION
  • 00:13:56.130 --> 00:13:59.180
  • TO THE RULE.
  • 00:13:59.190 --> 00:14:01.280
  • BUT EVEN THOUGH I DON'T BELIEVE WE'VE GOT THE ABILITY
  • 00:14:01.290 --> 00:14:03.290
  • TO HEAL, ONLY GOD HEALS, WE DO HAVE THE ABILITY
  • 00:14:04.000 --> 00:14:07.080
  • TO SHOW THE SAME COMPASSION FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL
  • 00:14:07.090 --> 00:14:10.140
  • THAT JESUS SHOWED.
  • 00:14:10.150 --> 00:14:11.210
  • LET ME SHOW YOU SOMETHING I THINK
  • 00:14:11.220 --> 00:14:12.190
  • WILL BE ENCOURAGING TO YOU.
  • 00:14:12.200 --> 00:14:13.230
  • TURN OVER TO MATTHEW 8:16 AND 17.
  • 00:14:13.240 --> 00:14:17.250
  • A SIMILAR PASSAGE, "WHEN EVENING HAD COME,
  • 00:14:17.260 --> 00:14:20.010
  • "THEY BROUGHT TO HIM MANY WHO WERE DEMON-POSSESSED,
  • 00:14:20.020 --> 00:14:23.040
  • "AND HE CAST OUT THE SPIRITS WITH THE WORD,
  • 00:14:23.050 --> 00:14:25.280
  • "AND HE HEALED ALL WHO WERE ILL
  • 00:14:25.290 --> 00:14:28.160
  • "IN ORDER THAT WHAT WAS SPOKEN TO ISAIAH, THE PROPHET
  • 00:14:28.170 --> 00:14:31.190
  • "MIGHT BE FULFILLED SAYING, 'HE HIMSELF TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES
  • 00:14:31.200 --> 00:14:37.240
  • "'AND CARRIED AWAY OUR DISEASES.'"
  • 00:14:37.250 --> 00:14:39.290
  • CIRCLE THE WORD TOOK.
  • 00:14:40.000 --> 00:14:42.020
  • IN THE GREEK LANGUAGE IN WHICH IT WAS TRANSLATED
  • 00:14:42.030 --> 00:14:44.150
  • FROM ISAIAH, IT'S THE WORD BASTAZO. BASTAZO.
  • 00:14:44.160 --> 00:14:49.290
  • HE BORE OUR INFIRMITIES.
  • 00:14:50.000 --> 00:14:51.270
  • THAT WORD BASTAZO LITERALLY MEANS
  • 00:14:51.280 --> 00:14:54.210
  • TO BEAR ANOTHER PERSON'S BURDEN.
  • 00:14:54.220 --> 00:14:58.170
  • IT'S A PICTURE OF SOMEBODY WHO IS CARRYING
  • 00:14:58.180 --> 00:15:00.200
  • A HEAVY LOAD AND HE'S BUCKLING UNDER THAT HEAVY LOAD.
  • 00:15:00.210 --> 00:15:04.070
  • YOU SEE HIM AND YOU COME ALONGSIDE OF HIM,
  • 00:15:04.080 --> 00:15:06.180
  • AND YOU SAY, "I'LL HELP YOU SHOULDER THAT LOAD.
  • 00:15:06.190 --> 00:15:09.070
  • "I'LL HELP YOU CARRY THAT." THAT'S WHAT JESUS DOES FOR US.
  • 00:15:09.080 --> 00:15:14.020
  • JESUS DOESN'T ALWAYS TAKE AWAY OUR SICKNESS,
  • 00:15:14.030 --> 00:15:17.230
  • BUT HE HELPS US CARRY THE LOAD OF OUR SICKNESS.
  • 00:15:17.240 --> 00:15:21.250
  • AND I THINK ABOUT OUR FRIEND, JOHN GRABLE,
  • 00:15:21.260 --> 00:15:25.070
  • WHO WENT HOME TO BE WITH THE LORD THIS WEEK.
  • 00:15:25.080 --> 00:15:28.070
  • SUCH A GREAT MAN OF GOD,
  • 00:15:28.080 --> 00:15:30.100
  • HELPED US SO MUCH HERE IN THE CHURCH.
  • 00:15:30.110 --> 00:15:33.030
  • I TALKED TO HIM TWO WEEKS AGO, HE KNEW HE WAS ABOUT TO DIE.
  • 00:15:33.040 --> 00:15:36.080
  • WE WERE PLANNING HIS FUNERAL SERVICE.
  • 00:15:36.090 --> 00:15:40.010
  • HE SAID, "PASTOR, I HAVE SUCH PEACE ABOUT THIS."
  • 00:15:40.020 --> 00:15:44.190
  • WE'D PRAYED FOR HEALING FOR JOHN, GOD SAID NO.
  • 00:15:44.200 --> 00:15:49.240
  • BUT GOD HELPED BEAR THE BURDEN OF JOHN GRABLE.
  • 00:15:49.250 --> 00:15:52.230
  • HE GAVE HIM PEACE.
  • 00:15:52.240 --> 00:15:54.230
  • THAT'S WHAT JESUS DOES FOR US. HE HELPS US SHOULDER THE LOAD.
  • 00:15:54.240 --> 00:16:00.080
  • IN GALATIANS 6:2, PAUL USES THAT SAME WORD,
  • 00:16:00.090 --> 00:16:02.110
  • HE SAYS, "BEAR ONE ANOTHER'S BURDENS."
  • 00:16:02.120 --> 00:16:07.050
  • WHEN WE SEE A CHRISTIAN WHO IS SUFFERING
  • 00:16:07.060 --> 00:16:09.020
  • FROM PHYSICAL ILLNESS, WE OUGHT TO PRAY FOR HIM,
  • 00:16:09.030 --> 00:16:12.090
  • BUT WE ALSO OUGHT TO COME ALONGSIDE HIM
  • 00:16:12.100 --> 00:16:14.060
  • AND HELP HIM CARRY THAT LOAD, SO HE'S NOT BY HIMSELF.
  • 00:16:14.070 --> 00:16:18.200
  • ONE WAY WE DEMONSTRATE THE MINISTRY OF JESUS
  • 00:16:18.210 --> 00:16:22.060
  • IS BY SHOWING COMPASSION, WALKING ALONGSIDE THOSE
  • 00:16:22.070 --> 00:16:25.240
  • WHO ARE SUFFERING AND HELPING THEM CARRY THE LOAD.
  • 00:16:25.250 --> 00:16:29.240
  • FINALLY, JESUS' MINISTRY WAS MARKED BY REGULAR SOLITUDE.
  • 00:16:29.250 --> 00:16:35.290
  • HE WAS HEALING AND THEN VERSE 42 SAYS,
  • 00:16:36.000 --> 00:16:38.040
  • "AND WHEN DAY CAME, HE DEPARTED AND WENT TO A LONELY PLACE,
  • 00:16:38.050 --> 00:16:41.200
  • "AND THE MULTITUDES WERE SEARCHING FOR HIM.
  • 00:16:41.210 --> 00:16:44.160
  • "AND THEY CAME TO HIM AND TRIED TO KEEP HIM
  • 00:16:44.170 --> 00:16:46.170
  • "FROM GOING AWAY FROM THEM."
  • 00:16:46.180 --> 00:16:47.240
  • THEY SAID, 'LORD, WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
  • 00:16:47.250 --> 00:16:49.100
  • "DON'T YOU KNOW THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE TO BE HEALED?"
  • 00:16:49.110 --> 00:16:52.110
  • LISTEN, THERE ARE ALWAYS GONNA BE MORE PEOPLE
  • 00:16:52.120 --> 00:16:54.070
  • WHO NEED TO BE MINISTERED TO,
  • 00:16:54.080 --> 00:16:55.230
  • BUT JESUS KNEW HE HAD TO GET AWAY AND SPEND TIME WITH GOD
  • 00:16:55.240 --> 00:17:01.240
  • TO REVITALIZE HIS OWN RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 00:17:01.250 --> 00:17:05.010
  • IF THAT WAS IMPORTANT FOR JESUS TO SPEND TIME ALONE
  • 00:17:05.020 --> 00:17:07.110
  • WITH GOD EVERY DAY, REMEMBER THIS IS A 24-HOUR PERIOD,
  • 00:17:07.120 --> 00:17:10.180
  • IF IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR HIM TO DO THAT EVERY DAY
  • 00:17:10.190 --> 00:17:12.220
  • TO MAINTAIN HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD,
  • 00:17:12.230 --> 00:17:16.120
  • HOW MUCH MORE IMPORTANT IS IT FOR YOU AND ME
  • 00:17:16.130 --> 00:17:19.080
  • TO MAKE SURE WE GET ALONE WITH GOD?
  • 00:17:19.090 --> 00:17:21.230
  • EVEN THOUGH THERE'S STILL AN ENDLESS TASK,
  • 00:17:21.240 --> 00:17:24.100
  • LIST OF TASK TO PERFORM, MORE PEOPLE TO MINISTER TO,
  • 00:17:24.110 --> 00:17:28.020
  • IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE KEEP THAT TIME ALONE WITH GOD.
  • 00:17:28.030 --> 00:17:31.230
  • AUSTIN PHELPS OBSERVED, "IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT NO GREAT WORK
  • 00:17:31.240 --> 00:17:35.040
  • "IN THE LITERATURE OR IN SCIENCE WAS EVER WROUGHT
  • 00:17:35.050 --> 00:17:38.080
  • "BY A MAN WHO DID NOT LOVE SOLITUDE.
  • 00:17:38.090 --> 00:17:41.060
  • "WE MAY LAY IT DOWN AS AN ELEMENTAL PRINCIPLE OF RELIGION,
  • 00:17:41.070 --> 00:17:44.250
  • "THAT NO LARGE GROWTH IN HOLINESS WAS EVER GAINED
  • 00:17:44.260 --> 00:17:48.250
  • "BY ONE WHO DID NOT TAKE TIME "TO BE OFTEN ALONE WITH GOD."
  • 00:17:48.260 --> 00:17:55.050
  • SENIORS, LET ME JUST SAY THIS WORD TO YOU.
  • 00:17:55.060 --> 00:17:57.260
  • YOU'RE GONNA BE SO BUSY IN THIS NEXT CHAPTER
  • 00:17:57.270 --> 00:18:00.040
  • OF YOUR LIFE, WHETHER IT'S SCHOOL OR SOMETHING ELSE,
  • 00:18:00.050 --> 00:18:03.230
  • DON'T FORSAKE YOUR TIME ALONE WITH GOD.
  • 00:18:03.240 --> 00:18:07.230
  • DURING THE TIME I WAS IN COLLEGE,
  • 00:18:07.240 --> 00:18:10.140
  • I SET ASIDE AN HOUR EVERY DAY IN WHICH I READ
  • 00:18:10.150 --> 00:18:16.100
  • AND MEMORIZED THE SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:18:16.110 --> 00:18:17.250
  • MUCH OF THE SCRIPTURE I HAVE IN MY HEART RIGHT NOW
  • 00:18:17.260 --> 00:18:21.140
  • IS SCRIPTURE I COMMITTED TO MEMORY,
  • 00:18:21.150 --> 00:18:23.010
  • NOT IN MY HIGH SCHOOL DAYS, BUT IN MY COLLEGE DAYS.
  • 00:18:23.020 --> 00:18:26.290
  • I MEMORIZED WHOLE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE
  • 00:18:27.000 --> 00:18:28.270
  • DURING MY TIME IN COLLEGE BECAUSE I KNEW IT WAS A TIME
  • 00:18:28.280 --> 00:18:32.010
  • IN MY LIFE, I WAS GETTING READY TO MAKE SOME IMPORTANT
  • 00:18:32.020 --> 00:18:34.090
  • DECISIONS ABOUT MY CALLING, ABOUT MY MATE,
  • 00:18:34.100 --> 00:18:37.030
  • ABOUT SO MANY THINGS.
  • 00:18:37.040 --> 00:18:38.150
  • I WANTED TO BE SURE I WAS WALKING WITH GOD.
  • 00:18:38.160 --> 00:18:40.210
  • AND SENIORS, MAKE THAT A PRIORITY.
  • 00:18:40.220 --> 00:18:44.070
  • SPEND TIME WITH GOD.
  • 00:18:44.080 --> 00:18:45.150
  • YOU'LL FIND EVERY EXCUSE NOT TO DO IT,
  • 00:18:45.160 --> 00:18:47.220
  • BUT DO IT, AND GOD WILL BLESS YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:18:47.230 --> 00:18:50.150
  • THAT'S WHAT JESUS DID.
  • 00:18:50.160 --> 00:18:52.010
  • HE MADE SOLITUDE WITH GOD A REGULAR PART OF HIS LIFE.
  • 00:18:52.020 --> 00:18:56.200
  • NOW IN CLOSING IN THE LAST THREE MINUTES HERE,
  • 00:18:56.210 --> 00:18:59.070
  • I NEED TO TAKE SOME OF MY OWN MEDICINE,
  • 00:18:59.080 --> 00:19:01.130
  • AND THAT IS APPLY WHAT I'VE TAUGHT YOU THIS MORNING.
  • 00:19:01.140 --> 00:19:04.290
  • WHAT'S THE APPLICATION OF THIS MESSAGE?
  • 00:19:05.000 --> 00:19:06.280
  • LET ME GIVE YOU TWO QUICK TIMELESS PRINCIPLES
  • 00:19:06.290 --> 00:19:10.020
  • FROM THIS PASSAGE.
  • 00:19:10.030 --> 00:19:12.080
  • NUMBER ONE, WE ARE TO SUBMIT TO THE AUTHORITY OF JESUS.
  • 00:19:12.090 --> 00:19:17.000
  • WE'RE TO SUBMIT TO THE AUTHORITY OF JESUS.
  • 00:19:17.010 --> 00:19:18.240
  • THE REASON LUKE INCLUDES THESE VIGNETTES FROM JESUS' LIFE
  • 00:19:18.250 --> 00:19:22.160
  • IS TO PROVE THAT HE REALLY WAS THE SON OF GOD
  • 00:19:22.170 --> 00:19:25.110
  • BY HIS AUTHORITY.
  • 00:19:25.120 --> 00:19:27.190
  • HIS AUTHORITY IN TEACHING, HIS AUTHORITY OVER DEMONS,
  • 00:19:27.200 --> 00:19:30.240
  • HIS AUTHORITY OVER SICKNESS ALL PROVED
  • 00:19:30.250 --> 00:19:33.040
  • THAT HE WAS REALLY WHO HE SAID HE WAS.
  • 00:19:33.050 --> 00:19:36.070
  • ISN'T IT INTERESTING THAT EVERY CREATURE
  • 00:19:36.080 --> 00:19:38.110
  • IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW, THE UNTOLD MILLIONS OF CREATURES
  • 00:19:38.120 --> 00:19:41.180
  • IN HEAVEN, THEY ARE SUBMITTING TO JESUS' AUTHORITY.
  • 00:19:41.190 --> 00:19:45.040
  • THE DEMONS UNDERNEATH THE EARTH,
  • 00:19:45.050 --> 00:19:46.280
  • THEY'RE SUBMITTING TO JESUS' AUTHORITY.
  • 00:19:46.290 --> 00:19:49.150
  • THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACE IN THIS VAST UNIVERSE
  • 00:19:49.160 --> 00:19:53.180
  • FOR THERE ARE CREATURES NOT SUBMITTING TO GOD'S AUTHORITY,
  • 00:19:53.190 --> 00:19:58.030
  • IT IS ON THIS LITTLE OLD SPINNING CLOD OF EARTH
  • 00:19:58.040 --> 00:20:00.210
  • CALLED PLANET EARTH.
  • 00:20:00.220 --> 00:20:02.240
  • BUT ONE DAY EVERY CREATURE IN THIS WORLD
  • 00:20:02.250 --> 00:20:06.000
  • WILL SUBMIT TO JESUS' AUTHORITY.
  • 00:20:06.010 --> 00:20:07.220
  • PHILIPPIANS 2:10 SAYS, "ONE DAY EVERY KNEE WILL BOW
  • 00:20:07.230 --> 00:20:11.200
  • "AND EVERY TONGUE WILL CONFESS THAT JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:20:11.210 --> 00:20:15.140
  • "IS KYRIOS, LORD."
  • 00:20:15.150 --> 00:20:17.260
  • [MAN] AMEN.
  • 00:20:17.270 --> 00:20:19.040
  • LET ME ASK YOU, ARE YOU RIGHT NOW DOING
  • 00:20:19.050 --> 00:20:22.060
  • WHAT YOU WILL DO ONE DAY?
  • 00:20:22.070 --> 00:20:25.120
  • AND THAT IS SUBMITTING TO CHRIST RULE IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:20:25.130 --> 00:20:28.270
  • ARE YOU OBEYING WHAT YOU KNOW TO BE THE WILL OF GOD
  • 00:20:28.280 --> 00:20:32.060
  • IN YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:20:32.070 --> 00:20:33.130
  • WE'RE TO SUBMIT TO CHRIST'S AUTHORITY.
  • 00:20:33.140 --> 00:20:35.280
  • SECONDLY, WE ARE TO MODEL THE MINISTRY OF JESUS.
  • 00:20:35.290 --> 00:20:40.080
  • IN JOHN 14:12 JESUS SAID, "TRULY, TRULY I SAY TO YOU,
  • 00:20:40.090 --> 00:20:43.190
  • "HE WHO BELIEVES IN ME, THE WORKS THAT I SHALL DO,
  • 00:20:43.200 --> 00:20:46.240
  • "HE SHALL DO ALSO, AND GREATER WORKS THAN THESE
  • 00:20:46.250 --> 00:20:50.040
  • "SHALL HE DO BECAUSE I GO TO THE FATHER."
  • 00:20:50.050 --> 00:20:53.240
  • DO YOU WANNA HAVE THE SAME POWER IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:20:53.250 --> 00:20:56.030
  • THAT JESUS HAD?
  • 00:20:56.040 --> 00:20:57.170
  • DO YOU WANNA KNOW THAT YOU'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
  • 00:20:57.180 --> 00:20:58.260
  • LIKE JESUS DID?
  • 00:20:58.270 --> 00:21:00.120
  • YOU CAN EVEN DO MORE THAN JESUS DID IF YOU HAVE
  • 00:21:00.130 --> 00:21:03.190
  • THE SAME BALANCE THAT JESUS HAD IN HIS MINISTRY.
  • 00:21:03.200 --> 00:21:07.080
  • ONE PASTOR SUMMED IT UP THIS WAY.
  • 00:21:07.090 --> 00:21:10.010
  • HE SAID, "JUST NOTICE THE FOUR LOCATIONS OF JESUS' MINISTRY.
  • 00:21:10.020 --> 00:21:13.240
  • "IT SHOWS THE BALANCE IN HIS LIFE."
  • 00:21:13.250 --> 00:21:15.250
  • FIRST OF ALL HE MINISTERED IN THE SYNAGOGUE.
  • 00:21:15.260 --> 00:21:18.020
  • THAT WOULD BE THE CHURCH TODAY.
  • 00:21:18.030 --> 00:21:19.110
  • THAT WAS HOME BASE FOR HIS LIFE.
  • 00:21:19.120 --> 00:21:21.250
  • STUDENTS, MAKE SURE, SENIORS,
  • 00:21:21.260 --> 00:21:23.150
  • YOU FIND A GOOD BIBLE BELIEVING CHURCH TO GO TO.
  • 00:21:23.160 --> 00:21:27.110
  • MAKE IT CENTRAL IN YOUR LIFE WHILE YOU'RE AWAY.
  • 00:21:27.120 --> 00:21:30.230
  • HIS CHURCH, THE SYNAGOGUE WAS CENTRAL IN HIS TEACHING.
  • 00:21:30.240 --> 00:21:33.250
  • SECONDLY, HE MINISTERED IN THE HOME.
  • 00:21:33.260 --> 00:21:36.210
  • IT WAS PETER'S HOME BUT IT WAS STILL THE HOME.
  • 00:21:36.220 --> 00:21:38.170
  • THAT'S THE MOST BASIC UNIT OF SOCIETY.
  • 00:21:38.180 --> 00:21:41.070
  • WE'RE TO HAVE A MINISTRY WITH OUR OWN FAMILY.
  • 00:21:41.080 --> 00:21:43.050
  • THIRDLY, HE MINISTERED IN THE WORLD FILLED
  • 00:21:43.060 --> 00:21:45.250
  • WITH ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE AND WITH ALL KINDS OF NEED.
  • 00:21:45.260 --> 00:21:49.060
  • AND FINALLY, JESUS HIS MINISTRY,
  • 00:21:49.070 --> 00:21:52.150
  • PLACED HIM IN THE WILDERNESS,
  • 00:21:52.160 --> 00:21:54.190
  • WHERE HE SPENT TIME ALONE WITH GOD.
  • 00:21:54.200 --> 00:21:58.100
  • IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE THE SUPERNATURAL POWER
  • 00:21:58.110 --> 00:22:01.200
  • OF JESUS IN YOUR LIFE, THEN YOU HAVE TO DEMONSTRATE
  • 00:22:01.210 --> 00:22:05.290
  • THE SAME BALANCE THAT JESUS DEMONSTRATED.
  • 00:22:06.000 --> 00:22:09.100
  • MUSIC
  • 00:22:09.110 --> 00:22:14.280
  • IN THIS 24-HOUR PERIOD, WE SEE JESUS IN THE CHURCH,
  • 00:22:14.290 --> 00:22:19.070
  • IN THE HOME, AND IN THE WORLD, AND EVEN IN THE WILDERNESS.
  • 00:22:19.080 --> 00:22:23.230
  • SPENDING AN ENTIRE DAY WITH JESUS
  • 00:22:23.240 --> 00:22:26.280
  • IS TRULY A PROFOUND EXPERIENCE WITH RICH APPLICATION
  • 00:22:26.290 --> 00:22:31.020
  • FOR EACH OF US TODAY.
  • 00:22:31.030 --> 00:22:33.250
  • WELL, THERE'S A LOT OF EXCITEMENT THESE DAYS
  • 00:22:33.260 --> 00:22:35.250
  • AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY, BECAUSE WE'RE RAMPING UP
  • 00:22:35.260 --> 00:22:38.180
  • WITH OUR YEAR-END MATCHING CHALLENGE
  • 00:22:38.190 --> 00:22:41.050
  • IN THE AMOUNT OF $920.000.
  • 00:22:41.060 --> 00:22:44.160
  • AND ALREADY, PEOPLE ARE RESPONDING TO THE CALL.
  • 00:22:44.170 --> 00:22:47.290
  • OUR PRAYER IS THAT WE WILL MEET AND EXCEED THE MARK
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  • SO THAT WE CAN REACH MORE AND MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER BEFORE
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  • WITH THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • I WANT YOU TO BE ASKING GOD TO GUIDE YOU
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  • AS YOU PRAYERFULLY DECIDE HOW MUCH TO GIVE.
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  • IN ANY CASE, EACH GIFT, NO MATTER THE SIZE,
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  • WILL BE DOUBLED IN SIZE DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR
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  • BY SOME FRIENDS OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY
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  • UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST.
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  • THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROSITY.
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  • NOW, PLEASE STAY RIGHT THERE, I PROMISE TO BE BACK WITH MORE
  • 00:23:17.290 --> 00:23:21.250
  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • MUSIC
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  • [MAN] CHRISTMAS, IT'S MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR.
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  • MUSIC
  • 00:23:28.280 --> 00:23:32.040
  • OUR KIDS AND OUR GRAND CHILDREN COME FROM ALL OVER
  • 00:23:32.050 --> 00:23:34.260
  • TO SHARE THE JOYS OF THE PAST YEAR,
  • 00:23:34.270 --> 00:23:38.030
  • BLESS EACH OTHER WITH GIFTS, AND REMEMBER THE TRUE
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  • MEANING OF CHRISTMAS.
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  • FOR OUR FAMILY, CHRISTMAS,
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  • IT'S THE MOST SPECIAL DAY OF THE YEAR.
  • 00:23:45.200 --> 00:23:47.190
  • WE GET TOGETHER FOR SOME GREAT FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP
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  • FOR SOME GREAT LAUGHS AND MEMORIES.
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  • (MAN LAUGHS)
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  • AND TO THANK THE LORD FOR THE BIRTH
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  • OF HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST.
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  • GATHERING TOGETHER TO HONOR THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD
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  • AND SAVIOR, IT'S A TRADITION THAT WE WANNA CONTINUE
  • 00:24:01.030 --> 00:24:03.250
  • IN OUR FAMILY.
  • 00:24:03.260 --> 00:24:05.090
  • SO THIS YEAR, WE'RE GIVING OUR LOVED ONES A GIFT
  • 00:24:05.100 --> 00:24:07.170
  • THAT WILL NOT ONLY BRING A SMILE BUT LEAVE A LEGACY.
  • 00:24:07.180 --> 00:24:12.110
  • THE DAILY DEVOTIONAL IS A GIFT THAT INVITES THE LORD
  • 00:24:12.120 --> 00:24:14.220
  • INTO THEIR LIFE EVERY DAY.
  • 00:24:14.230 --> 00:24:16.260
  • SO WHEN THE DAY COMES FOR THE FAMILY CHRISTMAS
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  • TO TAKE PLACE IN THEIR HOME,
  • 00:24:18.250 --> 00:24:20.250
  • WE KNOW THAT JESUS WILL STILL BE THE CENTER
  • 00:24:20.260 --> 00:24:22.260
  • OF THE CELEBRATION.
  • 00:24:22.270 --> 00:24:25.080
  • LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU SPEND TIME DAILY WITH GOD.
  • 00:24:25.090 --> 00:24:28.100
  • HE GUIDES OUR STEPS AND LIGHTS A CLEAR PATH
  • 00:24:28.110 --> 00:24:31.050
  • FOR US TO FOLLOW.
  • 00:24:31.060 --> 00:24:32.230
  • AND THIS CHRISTMAS, YOU CAN HELP YOUR FAMILY
  • 00:24:32.240 --> 00:24:35.160
  • BOLDLY FACE THE COMING YEAR WITH A BRAND NEW
  • 00:24:35.170 --> 00:24:39.020
  • LEATHER-BOUND PATHWAY TO VICTORY DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR 2020.
  • 00:24:39.030 --> 00:24:44.000
  • THANK YOU FOR JOINING WITH ME THIS CHRISTMAS
  • 00:24:44.010 --> 00:24:46.160
  • TO GET THE GREATEST GIFT YOU COULD POSSIBLY GIVE.
  • 00:24:46.170 --> 00:24:49.190
  • THE TRANSFORMING WORD OF GOD TO OUR FAMILIES,
  • 00:24:49.200 --> 00:24:52.270
  • OUR COUNTRY AND THE WORLD.
  • 00:24:52.280 --> 00:24:57.180
  • SUBMIT TO THE AUTHORITY OF JESUS
  • 00:24:57.190 --> 00:24:59.260
  • AND MODEL THE MINISTRY OF JESUS.
  • 00:24:59.270 --> 00:25:03.040
  • THEN AND ONLY THEN CAN YOU FULFILL GOD'S PURPOSE
  • 00:25:03.050 --> 00:25:06.210
  • AND EXPERIENCE HIS SUPERNATURAL POWER IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:06.220 --> 00:25:11.200
  • WELL, THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT IS OFTEN REGARDED
  • 00:25:11.210 --> 00:25:14.140
  • AS THE GREATEST MESSAGE JESUS EVER PREACHED.
  • 00:25:14.150 --> 00:25:18.040
  • IN IT, JESUS COMMANDED HIS FOLLOWERS TO LOVE THEIR ENEMIES
  • 00:25:18.050 --> 00:25:22.030
  • AND TURN THE OTHER CHEEK.
  • 00:25:22.040 --> 00:25:24.060
  • BUT ARE SUCH LOFTY IDEALS TRULY PRACTICAL TODAY?
  • 00:25:24.070 --> 00:25:28.030
  • WELL, NEXT TIME WE'LL LEARN HOW TO APPLY CHRIST'S PRINCIPLES
  • 00:25:28.040 --> 00:25:31.220
  • FROM HIS SERMON ON THE MOUNT TO OUR OWN LIVES TODAY.
  • 00:25:31.230 --> 00:25:35.190
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
  • 00:25:35.200 --> 00:25:38.100
  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:38.110 --> 00:25:42.160
  • [PRESENTER] TODAY WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:25:42.170 --> 00:25:44.100
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:44.110 --> 00:25:46.270
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOU THE BRAND NEW 2020
  • 00:25:46.280 --> 00:25:50.000
  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY DAILY DEVOTIONAL
  • 00:25:50.010 --> 00:25:52.090
  • PLUS "JESUS: THE FULFILLMENT OF GOD'S PROPHECIES"
  • 00:25:52.100 --> 00:25:55.100
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
  • 00:25:55.110 --> 00:25:56.240
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:56.250 --> 00:25:59.230
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $100 OR MORE,
  • 00:25:59.240 --> 00:26:02.130
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST
  • 00:26:02.140 --> 00:26:05.090
  • TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:26:05.100 --> 00:26:08.110
  • REMEMBER, YOUR MINISTRY GIFT RIGHT NOW
  • 00:26:08.120 --> 00:26:10.090
  • WILL BE DOUBLED IN IMPACT
  • 00:26:10.100 --> 00:26:11.200
  • THANKS TO OUR ACTIVE MATCHING CHALLENGE.
  • 00:26:11.210 --> 00:26:13.240
  • SO BE SURE TO CALL RIGHT OR GO ONLINE TODAY.
  • 00:26:13.250 --> 00:26:16.270
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:16.280 --> 00:26:20.080
  • JESUS IS TALKING ABOUT HOW WE ARE TO ACT AS CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:26:20.090 --> 00:26:23.180
  • AND YES, IT'S DIFFICULT.
  • 00:26:23.190 --> 00:26:26.030
  • IF YOU BELIEVE THIS WORLD IS ALL THAT THERE IS,
  • 00:26:26.040 --> 00:26:29.020
  • THESE COMMANDS ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP.
  • 00:26:29.030 --> 00:26:31.170
  • THERE'S NO MOTIVATION FOR KEEPING THEM,
  • 00:26:31.180 --> 00:26:33.190
  • IF THIS IS ALL THAT THERE IS.
  • 00:26:33.200 --> 00:26:35.180
  • WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT JESUS KNOWS ABOUT THE FUTURE,
  • 00:26:35.190 --> 00:26:39.220
  • YOU CAN BE GENEROUS IN YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARD
  • 00:26:39.230 --> 00:26:42.200
  • DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES AND DIFFICULT PEOPLE.
  • 00:26:42.210 --> 00:26:46.100
  • [PRESENTER] SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:26:46.110 --> 00:26:48.150
  • FOR THE MESSAGE "THE CRUX OF CHRISTIANITY"
  • 00:26:48.160 --> 00:26:51.000
  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:51.010 --> 00:26:52.230
  • MUSIC
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  • [PRESENTER] EXPERIENCE ALASKA'S TOWERING MOUNTAINS
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  • AND MIGHTY GLACIERS WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS
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  • ON THE PATHWAY TO VICTORY: ALASKA CRUISE.
  • 00:27:03.140 --> 00:27:06.030
  • EXPLORE CHARMING ALASKAN PORTS LIKE JUNEAU AND KETCHIKAN.
  • 00:27:06.040 --> 00:27:09.220
  • THEN ENJOY ONBOARD ENTERTAINMENT
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  • WITH WORSHIP LEADER, MICHAEL O'BREIN,
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  • AMERICA'S FAVORITE GOSPEL MUSIC FAMILY, THE HOPPERS,
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  • AND COMEDIAN, DENNIS SWANBERG.
  • 00:27:16.010 --> 00:27:18.050
  • TO BOOK YOUR RESERVATION
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  • FOR THE PATHWAY TO VICTORY: ALASKA CRUISE, VISIT PTV.ORG.
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  • MUSIC
  • 00:27:23.110 --> 00:27:30.000