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December 12, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MOST PEOPLE WOULD AGREE THAT JESUS CHRIST WAS A REAL PERSON
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  • WHO ACTUALLY LIVED AND DIED.
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  • THE MAJORITY TAKE ISSUE NOT WITH JESUS' EXISTENCE,
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  • BUT WITH HIS RESURRECTION FROM THE GRAVE.
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  • SO FAR IN OUR STUDY,
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  • WE'VE LEARNED THAT JESUS' DEATH ON THE CROSS
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  • REPRESENTED THE PAYMENT FOR OUR SINS,
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  • AND OUR REDEMPTION FROM SPIRITUAL SLAVERY.
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  • AND TODAY, WE'LL IDENTIFY
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  • FOUR FACTS ABOUT JESUS' RESURRECTION
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  • THAT SECURE OUR HOME IN HEAVEN FOR EVER.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED, JESUS: THE PASSION AND THE PROMISE,
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • THE TIMELESS THEME
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  • EARTH AND HEAVEN WILL PASS AWAY
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  • IT'S NOT A DREAM
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  • GOD WILL MAKE ALL THINGS NEW THAT DAY
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  • GONE IS THE CURSE
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  • FROM WHICH I STUMBLED AND FELL
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  • EVIL IS BANISHED TO ETERNAL HELL
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  • NO MORE NIGHT
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  • NO MORE PAIN
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  • NO MORE TEARS
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  • NEVER CRYING AGAIN
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  • AND GREAT PRAISES TO THE GREAT I AM
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  • WE WILL LIVE IN THE LIGHT OF THE RISEN LAMB
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  • SEE OVER THERE
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  • IT'S A MANSION PREPARED FOR ME
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  • WHERE I CAN LIVE
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  • WITH MY SAVIOR ETERNALLY
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  • NO MORE NIGHT
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  • NO MORE PAIN
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  • NO MORE TEARS
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  • NEVER CRYING AGAIN
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  • PRAISES TO THE GREAT I AM
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  • WE WILL LIVE IN THE LIGHT OF THE RISEN LAMB
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  • WE WILL LIVE IN THE LIGHT OF THE RISEN LAMB
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  • HALLELUJAH TO THE RISEN LAMB
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  • (CONGREGANTS APPLAUD)
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  • MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] 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 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
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  • OF MOTIVATING YOU TO GIVE 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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  • LET ME JUST MENTION FOUR THINGS
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  • ABOUT CHRIST'S RESURRECTION
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  • THAT MAKE IT A PIVOTAL EVENT FOR EACH ONE OF US.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, CHRIST'S RESURRECTION WAS PROPHESIED
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  • BY CHRIST HIMSELF.
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  • THIS STORY OF THE RESURRECTION, AS LIBERALS CLAIM,
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  • WAS NOT SOME STORY THAT WAS ADDED ON BY HIS FOLLOWERS
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  • DECADES LATER, TO MAKE A GOOD STORY BETTER.
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  • NO, IT WAS A PART OF WHAT CHRIST TAUGHT.
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  • THE LATE THEOLOGIAN JOHN STOTT NOTED THAT
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  • EVERY TIME JESUS TALKED ABOUT HIS DEATH,
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  • HE ALSO TALKED ABOUT HIS RESURRECTION.
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  • JUST JOT DOWN THESE REFERENCES, MATTHEW 16, VERSE 21.
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  • "FROM THAT TIME JESUS BEGAN TO SHOW HIS DISCIPLES
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  • "THAT HE MUST GO TO JERUSALEM, AND SUFFER MANY THINGS
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  • "FROM THE ELDERS AND THE CHIEF PRIESTS AND SCRIBES,
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  • "AND BE KILLED, AND RAISED ON THE THIRD DAY."
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  • OR MATTHEW 17, VERSES 22 AND 23.
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  • "NOW, WHILE THEY WERE GATHERING TOGETHER IN GALILEE,
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  • "JESUS SAID TO THEM,
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  • "THE SON OF MAN IS GOING TO BE DELIVERED
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  • "INTO THE HANDS OF MEN, AND THEY WILL KILL HIM,
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  • "AND HE WILL BE RAISED UP ON THE THIRD DAY.
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  • "AND THEY WERE DEEPLY GRIEVED."
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  • OR JOHN 2:19, "JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID TO THEM,
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  • "DESTROY THIS TEMPLE, AND IN THREE DAYS I WILL RAISE IT UP."
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  • DO YOU SEE THAT?
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  • EVERY TIME HE TALKED ABOUT HIS DEATH,
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  • HE ALSO TALKED ABOUT HIS COMING RESURRECTION.
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  • THAT RESURRECTION WOULD BE THE SIGNAL PROOF
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  • THAT JESUS WAS EXACTLY WHO HE SAID HE WAS.
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  • A FEW WEEKS AGO, WHEN WE WERE IN JERUSALEM,
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  • WE WENT TO THE EMPTY TOMB.
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  • OH, AND BY THE WAY, IT'S STILL EMPTY.
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  • DID YOU KNOW THAT?
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  • AFTER 2000 YEARS, NOBODY IN THERE.
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  • BUT OUTSIDE THE TOMB, OUTSIDE THAT EMPTY TOMB,
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  • THERE'S A SCRIPTURE PLAQUE
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  • AND I ASKED CARRILYN TO TAKE A PICTURE OF IT
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  • 'CAUSE I WANTED TO SHOW IT TO YOU TODAY.
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  • OUTSIDE THE EMPTY TOMB IS THIS PLAQUE.
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  • IT'S A QUOTATION OF ROMANS 1:4.
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  • SEE IT UP THERE.
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  • JESUS CHRIST WAS DECLARED TO BE THE SON OF GOD
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  • WITH POWER BY HIS RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD.
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  • THAT WAS THE PROOF THAT JESUS WAS WHO HE SAID HE WAS.
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  • THIS RESURRECTION WAS PROPHESIED BY CHRIST.
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  • SECONDLY, IT WAS PROCLAIMED BY THE APOSTLES.
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  • NOR WAS THE RESURRECTION JUST SIMPLY SOME POST-SCRIPT
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  • TO THE APOSTLES' TEACHING.
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  • IT WAS A PART OF THEIR CORE TEACHING,
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  • THAT JESUS HAD BEEN RAISED FROM THE DEAD.
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  • GO BACK TO PETER FOR JUST A MOMENT.
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  • REMEMBER I TALKED ABOUT HIS SERMON AT PENTECOST,
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  • PREACHED JUST WEEKS AFTER THE DEATH OF CHRIST?
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  • HERE WAS PETER ON THE SOUTHERN STEPS OF THE TEMPLE,
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  • PREACHING TO THAT GROUP,
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  • THAT MOB WHO HAD CRUCIFIED CHRIST EARLIER.
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  • LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAID, NOT JUST ABOUT THE DEATH
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  • BUT THE RESURRECTION.
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  • WE READ A PORTION OF IT
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  • A FEW MINUTES AGO FROM THE SCRIPTURE.
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  • ACTS 2, BEGINNING WITH VERSE 23.
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  • "THIS MAN, JESUS, DELIVERED UP BY THE PREDETERMINED PLAN
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  • "AND FOREKNOWLEDGE OF GOD, YOU NAILED TO THE CROSS
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  • "BY THE HANDS OF GODLESS MEN AND YOU PUT HIM TO DEATH.
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  • "AND GOD RAISED HIM UP AGAIN,
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  • "PUTTING AN END TO THE AGONY OF DEATH,
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  • "SINCE IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM TO BE HELD IN ITS POWER.
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  • "THIS JESUS GOD RAISED BY AGAIN,
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  • "TO WHICH WE WERE ALL WITNESS."
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  • NOW, THINK ABOUT THIS.
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  • IF THE RESURRECTION WERE SIMPLY FICTION,
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  • IF JESUS WAS STILL IN THAT TOMB,
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  • THAT CROWD WOULD HAVE KNOWN ABOUT IT.
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  • IF THE RESURRECTION WERE SIMPLY FICTION,
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  • THEY WOULD HAVE LAUGHED PETER OFF THOSE STEPS
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  • WHEN HE CLAIMED THE RESURRECTION, BUT THEY DIDN'T DO
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  • IT. INSTEAD, THE BIBLE SAYS THEY WERE CUT TO THE CORE
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  • OF THEIR HEART BY THAT MESSAGE,
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  • AND THEY SAID TO PETER, "WHAT MUST WE DO TO BE SAVED?"
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  • AND PETER SAID, "BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
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  • "AND BE BAPTIZED FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS,
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  • "AND YOU WILL BE SAVED,"
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  • AND THOUSANDS OF JEWS RESPONDED THAT DAY
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  • TO THE GOSPEL MESSAGE.
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  • WHY DID THEY RESPOND TO IT?
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  • BECAUSE THE TOMB WAS EMPTY ALREADY.
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  • WHAT I'M SAYING TO YOU IS,
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  • THIS WHOLE MESSAGE OF THE RESURRECTION
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  • WASN'T ADDED ON YEARS LATER.
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  • IT WAS A PART OF THE BEGINNING TEACHING OF THE APOSTLES.
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  • YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE GREATEST, TO ME, SINGLE EVIDENCES
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  • OF THE TRUTH OF THE RESURRECTION
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  • IS THAT MIRACULOUS METAMORPHOSIS THAT TOOK PLACE
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  • IN THE HEARTS OF THE DISCIPLES,
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  • AND OVER JUST A THREE-DAY PERIOD.
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  • REMEMBER IN THE DAYS LEADING UP TO THE CRUCIFIXION,
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  • THEY ALMOST ALL DESERTED JESUS, EVERY ONE OF THEM.
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  • THEY WERE TRYING TO SAVE THEIR OWN SKIN.
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  • REMEMBER PETER.
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  • HE DENIED CHRIST NOT ONCE, TWICE,
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  • THREE TIMES, IN ORDER TO SAVE HIS HIDE.
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  • AND THEN SUDDENLY, OVERNIGHT, THEY WERE TRANSFORMED
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  • FROM COWERING FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST
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  • TO COURAGEOUS PEOPLE WHO WERE WILLING TO DIE
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  • FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVED, IN THE RESURRECTION.
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  • WHAT CHANGED THEM?
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  • WHAT CHANGED THEM WAS THEY SAW THE RESURRECTED JESUS.
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  • THAT'S WHAT CHANGED THEM.
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  • I REMEMBER YEARS AGO, WATCHING A SPECIAL
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  • ON THE LIFE OF JESUS.
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  • IT WAS NARRATED BY THE LATE PETER JENNINGS FROM ABC NEWS.
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  • REMEMBER PETER JENNINGS?
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  • HE WAS TALKING TO A LIBERAL THEOLOGIAN,
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  • WHO DENIED THE TRUTH OF THE RESURRECTION.
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  • SHE DIDN'T BELIEVE IN A LITERAL RESURRECTION,
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  • AND SO PETER JENNINGS ASKED HER THE VERY PERTINENT QUESTION.
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  • HE SAID, "WELL, HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THIS CHANGE
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  • "THAT OCCURRED IN THE DISCIPLES ALMOST OVERNIGHT?"
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  • I ALMOST LAUGHED OUT LOUD.
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  • SHE SAID "WELL, THEY OBVIOUSLY SAW SOMETHING."
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  • -(LAUGHS) -(CONGREGANTS LAUGH)
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  • THEY SAW SOMETHING.
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  • THEY SAW THE RESURRECTED CHRIST,
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  • AND FROM THAT POINT ON, IT WAS THE BEGINNING,
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  • IT WAS THE CORE OF THEIR MESSAGE.
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  • THE RESURRECTION WAS PROPHESIED BY CHRIST,
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  • IT WAS PROCLAIMED BY THE APOSTLES.
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  • THIRDLY, IT WAS PROVED BY HISTORY.
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  • IT WAS PROVED BY HISTORY.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER HEARD PEOPLE SAY,
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  • "WELL, IT'S JUST CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE."
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  • EVERY LAWYER HERE KNOWS THAT CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE CAN BE
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  • PRETTY POWERFUL AND SEND SOMEBODY TO THE ELECTRIC CHAIR
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  • WHEN IT'S ALL PUT TOGETHER.
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  • YES, IT'S CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE,
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  • BUT WHEN YOU PUT IT ALL TOGETHER,
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  • YOU COME AWAY WITH THE TRUTH
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  • THAT CHRIST WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD.
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  • IN OTHER EASTER MESSAGES, I TALKED ABOUT
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  • THE HISTORICAL EVIDENCE FOR THE RESURRECTION.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, JUST CONSIDER THE EMPTY TOMB.
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  • JESUS SAID HE WOULD BE RAISED FROM THE DEAD,
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  • HIS DISCIPLES PROCLAIMED IT, AND GUESS WHAT?
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  • IT IS A HISTORICAL FACT THAT THE BODY OF JESUS
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  • HAS NOT BEEN FOUND IN 2000 YEARS.
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  • THAT'S A HISTORICAL FACT.
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  • SOMEBODY SAID TO ME LAST WEEK,
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  • "WELL, I THINK IT'S KIND OF LIKE THIS MALAYSIAN JET LINER.
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  • (CONGREGANTS LAUGH)
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  • "YOU KNOW, THEY LOST THAT, TOO.
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  • "MAYBE THEY JUST LOST THE BODY OF JESUS,
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  • "THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED, IT WAS LIKE THE MALAYSIAN JET LINER."
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  • BUT YOU MARK IT DOWN, THIS IS THE WORD OF ROBERT.
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  • (CONGREGANTS LAUGH)
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  • THEY'RE GONNA FIND THAT JET LINER.
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  • IT MAY BE THIS MONTH, IT MAY BE THIS YEAR,
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  • IT MIGHT BE THIS DECADE,
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  • BUT THEY'RE GOING TO FIND THAT JET LINER,
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  • AND CNN AIN'T GONNA KNOW WHAT TO TALK ABOUT AFTER THAT.
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  • IT'S GONNA BE FOUND,
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  • BUT THEY ARE NEVER GOING TO FIND THE BODY OF JESUS
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  • BECAUSE IT IS NOT THERE.
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  • -HE HAS RISEN FROM THE DEAD. -(CONGREGANTS APPLAUD)
  • 00:11:25.220 --> 00:11:29.230
  • I MEAN, HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN IT?
  • 00:11:29.240 --> 00:11:31.250
  • "OH," PEOPLE SAY, "WELL, SOMEBODY STOLE THE BODY."
  • 00:11:31.260 --> 00:11:33.210
  • REALLY, SOMEBODY STOLE THE BODY?
  • 00:11:33.220 --> 00:11:34.270
  • WHO STOLE IT?
  • 00:11:34.280 --> 00:11:35.290
  • "WELL, THE ROMANS AND JEWS.
  • 00:11:36.000 --> 00:11:37.020
  • "SOMEBODY STOLE IT."
  • 00:11:37.030 --> 00:11:37.280
  • THE ROMANS AND JEWS?
  • 00:11:37.290 --> 00:11:39.200
  • THEY WANTED TO KEEP THAT BODY IN THE GRAVE.
  • 00:11:39.210 --> 00:11:41.290
  • THEY HAD A WHOLE ROMAN GUARD UNIT ASSIGNED
  • 00:11:42.000 --> 00:11:44.280
  • TO PROTECT THAT GRAVE.
  • 00:11:44.290 --> 00:11:46.050
  • THEY DIDN'T WANT THE RUMOR GETTING STARTED
  • 00:11:46.060 --> 00:11:47.200
  • THAT HE HAD BEEN RAISED FROM THE DEAD, AS HE PROMISED.
  • 00:11:47.210 --> 00:11:50.250
  • THEY HAD NO MOTIVE TO DO IT.
  • 00:11:50.260 --> 00:11:52.220
  • THEY WERE ON A MANHUNT TO FIND THE BODY,
  • 00:11:52.230 --> 00:11:54.180
  • SO THEY COULD STOP THE CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT IN ITS TRACKS.
  • 00:11:54.190 --> 00:11:57.200
  • WASN'T THE ROMAN OFFICIALS.
  • 00:11:57.210 --> 00:11:58.270
  • IT CERTAINLY WASN'T THE JEWISH OFFICIALS.
  • 00:11:58.280 --> 00:12:00.070
  • SOMEBODY SAID, "WELL, THE DISCIPLES STOLE IT."
  • 00:12:00.080 --> 00:12:03.010
  • THE DISCIPLES?
  • 00:12:03.020 --> 00:12:04.210
  • THEY HAD ABANDONED JESUS.
  • 00:12:04.220 --> 00:12:06.210
  • THEY WERE AFRAID FOR THEIR OWN LIVES.
  • 00:12:06.220 --> 00:12:08.030
  • YOU'RE TELLING ME THESE COWARDLY DISCIPLES SUDDENLY GOT
  • 00:12:08.040 --> 00:12:10.110
  • THE COURAGE TO OVERTAKE A 16-UNIT ROMAN GUARD UNIT,
  • 00:12:10.120 --> 00:12:16.280
  • AND KILL THEM AND TAKE THE BODY OF JESUS WITH THEM?
  • 00:12:16.290 --> 00:12:20.230
  • ARE YOU TELLING ME THEY WOULD DIE FOR A LIE LIKE THAT?
  • 00:12:20.240 --> 00:12:25.030
  • SOMEBODY SAID, "WELL, PEOPLE, RELIGIOUS EXTREMISTS,
  • 00:12:25.040 --> 00:12:27.140
  • "THEY DIE FOR A LIE ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:12:27.150 --> 00:12:28.280
  • "LOOK AT THOSE CRAZY MUSLIMS AND WHAT THEY DO.
  • 00:12:28.290 --> 00:12:31.080
  • "I MEAN, THEY'RE WILLING TO DIE,
  • 00:12:31.090 --> 00:12:32.120
  • "BLOW THEMSELVES UP FOR A LIE."
  • 00:12:32.130 --> 00:12:34.110
  • THAT'S TRUE, BUT THEY BELIEVE IT'S THE TRUTH.
  • 00:12:34.120 --> 00:12:37.220
  • YOU SEE, THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE.
  • 00:12:37.230 --> 00:12:39.100
  • THEY BELIEVE WHAT THEY'RE TEACHING.
  • 00:12:39.110 --> 00:12:40.240
  • THEY THINK THEY'RE GONNA SEE ALLAH
  • 00:12:40.250 --> 00:12:42.010
  • AND ALL THOSE 72 VIRGINS OR WHATEVER UP THERE.
  • 00:12:42.020 --> 00:12:44.190
  • THEY BELIEVE THAT, EVEN THOUGH IT'S A LIE.
  • 00:12:44.200 --> 00:12:47.110
  • PEOPLE DIE FOR A LIE ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:12:47.120 --> 00:12:49.110
  • NO ONE EVER DIES FOR SOMETHING THEY KNOW IS A LIE.
  • 00:12:49.120 --> 00:12:55.030
  • YOU JUST DON'T DO THAT.
  • 00:12:55.040 --> 00:12:55.270
  • THAT'S NOT HUMAN NATURE.
  • 00:12:55.280 --> 00:12:57.130
  • BUT THESE APOSTLES WERE WILLING TO DIE BECAUSE THEY KNEW
  • 00:12:57.140 --> 00:13:00.020
  • THE TRUTH OF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:13:00.030 --> 00:13:03.030
  • OR THINK ABOUT THIS,
  • 00:13:03.040 --> 00:13:04.190
  • THINK ABOUT HOW EARLY THE STORY OF THE RESURRECTION
  • 00:13:04.200 --> 00:13:07.130
  • BECAME A PART OF THE CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE.
  • 00:13:07.140 --> 00:13:09.100
  • IT WAS A PART OF THE DOCTRINE FROM THE BEGINNING.
  • 00:13:09.110 --> 00:13:12.100
  • YOU KNOW, HISTORIANS TELL US, AND THIS IS SO INTERESTING.
  • 00:13:12.110 --> 00:13:15.000
  • HISTORIANS TELL US THAT IT TAKES ANYWHERE FROM
  • 00:13:15.010 --> 00:13:16.270
  • 80 TO 100 YEARS FOR A LEGEND TO CORRUPT HISTORICAL TRUTH.
  • 00:13:16.280 --> 00:13:23.110
  • IT TAKES ABOUT 80 TO 100 YEARS TO CORRUPT FACT WITH FICTION.
  • 00:13:23.120 --> 00:13:27.130
  • AND THE REASON IS OBVIOUS.
  • 00:13:27.140 --> 00:13:28.260
  • YOU'VE GOTTA WAIT 'TIL A COUPLE OF GENERATIONS DIE OFF
  • 00:13:28.270 --> 00:13:30.270
  • BEFORE YOU CAN START TELLING A FICTION
  • 00:13:30.280 --> 00:13:33.020
  • ABOUT A HISTORICAL EVENT.
  • 00:13:33.030 --> 00:13:34.220
  • LET ME ILLUSTRATE THAT FOR YOU.
  • 00:13:34.230 --> 00:13:36.160
  • SUPPOSE THAT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE DEATH OF ELVIS PRESLEY,
  • 00:13:36.170 --> 00:13:40.260
  • IN 1977, A GROUP OF ELVIS'S FOLLOWERS GOT TOGETHER AND SAID,
  • 00:13:40.270 --> 00:13:45.200
  • "YOU KNOW, WE WANT THE KING'S MEMORY TO LIVE ON.
  • 00:13:45.210 --> 00:13:48.170
  • "WE WANT HIS MUSIC TO LIVE ON.
  • 00:13:48.180 --> 00:13:51.000
  • "SO WE'RE GOING TO START THE RUMOR THAT ELVIS PRESLEY
  • 00:13:51.010 --> 00:13:54.170
  • "DID NOT ACTUALLY DIE, AND THAT HE ACTUALLY IS ALIVE
  • 00:13:54.180 --> 00:13:59.160
  • "AND HE'S APPEARING IN WAL-MARTS REGULARLY.
  • 00:13:59.170 --> 00:14:02.120
  • (CONGREGANTS LAUGH)
  • 00:14:02.130 --> 00:14:03.280
  • "AND WE'RE GONNA CALL OUR NEW RELIGION PRESLEYANITY,
  • 00:14:03.290 --> 00:14:07.010
  • "AND PRESLEYNITY IS BUILT ON THE LIE THAT
  • 00:14:07.020 --> 00:14:10.160
  • "ELVIS PRESLEY HAS RISEN FROM THE DEAD."
  • 00:14:10.170 --> 00:14:13.040
  • HOW FAR DO YOU THINK THAT MOVEMENT WOULD GO?
  • 00:14:13.050 --> 00:14:16.040
  • I MEAN, THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO BELIEVED THAT
  • 00:14:16.050 --> 00:14:17.190
  • WERE THE PEOPLE WHO BUY THE SUPERMARKET TABLOIDS
  • 00:14:17.200 --> 00:14:20.000
  • FOR A FEW MONTHS AFTERWARDS.
  • 00:14:20.010 --> 00:14:21.240
  • TODAY, NOBODY'S EVEN TALKING ABOUT ELVIS PRESLEY.
  • 00:14:21.250 --> 00:14:25.280
  • IMAGINE TODAY, 40 YEARS LATER,
  • 00:14:25.290 --> 00:14:28.070
  • IF SOMEBODY TRIED TO START THAT MOVEMENT.
  • 00:14:28.080 --> 00:14:31.010
  • I MEAN, THERE'S SOME OF YOU WATCHING,
  • 00:14:31.020 --> 00:14:32.080
  • YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO I'M TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:14:32.090 --> 00:14:33.240
  • WHEN I TALK ABOUT ELVIS PRESLEY.
  • 00:14:33.250 --> 00:14:35.150
  • -(CONGREGANTS LAUGH) -WHO?
  • 00:14:35.160 --> 00:14:37.130
  • I MEAN, INTEREST IN ELVIS HASN'T INCREASED
  • 00:14:37.140 --> 00:14:39.110
  • IN THE LAST 40 YEARS.
  • 00:14:39.120 --> 00:14:40.140
  • IT HAS DIMINISHED.
  • 00:14:40.150 --> 00:14:42.080
  • YOU COULDN'T GET THAT MOVEMENT OFF THE GROUND TODAY
  • 00:14:42.090 --> 00:14:44.130
  • IF YOU TRIED, AND NOBODY WOULD DIE FOR A LIE LIKE THAT.
  • 00:14:44.140 --> 00:14:47.220
  • COMPARE THAT TO THE CHRISTIAN MESSAGE.
  • 00:14:47.230 --> 00:14:49.240
  • IMMEDIATELY, THE TRUTH BEGAN BEING SPREAD
  • 00:14:49.250 --> 00:14:53.020
  • THAT HE HAD RISEN FROM THE DEAD.
  • 00:14:53.030 --> 00:14:54.180
  • 500 WITNESSES SAW HIM, AND THE MOVEMENT GREW AND GREW
  • 00:14:54.190 --> 00:14:57.050
  • AND GREW AND GREW, AND 2000 YEARS LATER IT IS STILL GROWING.
  • 00:14:57.060 --> 00:15:00.120
  • PEOPLE ARE STILL DYING BECAUSE IT IS TRUE THAT
  • 00:15:00.130 --> 00:15:03.010
  • CHRIST HAS BEEN RAISED FROM THE DEAD.
  • 00:15:03.020 --> 00:15:05.190
  • -(CONGREGANTS APPLAUD) -IT HAS BEEN PROVED BY HISTORY.
  • 00:15:05.200 --> 00:15:09.240
  • YOU MAY NOT KNOW THE NAME SIR LIONEL LUCKHOO,
  • 00:15:09.250 --> 00:15:13.170
  • BUT ACCORDING TO THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS,
  • 00:15:13.180 --> 00:15:16.150
  • HE IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL TRIAL ATTORNEY IN HISTORY.
  • 00:15:16.160 --> 00:15:21.040
  • HE WON 245 ACQUITTALS IN MURDER CASES.
  • 00:15:21.050 --> 00:15:27.160
  • MOST SUCCESSFUL ATTORNEY IN HISTORY, ACCORDING TO GUINNESS.
  • 00:15:27.170 --> 00:15:31.020
  • HE BECAME A CHRISTIAN, AND SO HE DECIDED THAT HE WOULD TAKE
  • 00:15:31.030 --> 00:15:35.030
  • THE EVIDENCE FOR THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS
  • 00:15:35.040 --> 00:15:37.160
  • AND COMPARE IT TO THE STRICTEST STANDARDS OF LEGAL EVIDENCE
  • 00:15:37.170 --> 00:15:41.100
  • TO SEE IF THE FACTS HELD UP.
  • 00:15:41.110 --> 00:15:44.000
  • BEFORE HE DIED, I WANT YOU TO LISTEN TO
  • 00:15:44.010 --> 00:15:45.250
  • WHAT THIS GIFTED ATTORNEY SAID.
  • 00:15:45.260 --> 00:15:48.160
  • HE SAID, "I SAY UNEQUIVOCALLY THAT THE EVIDENCE
  • 00:15:48.170 --> 00:15:51.210
  • "FOR THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST IS SO OVERWHELMING,
  • 00:15:51.220 --> 00:15:56.080
  • "THAT IT COMPELS ACCEPTANCE BY PROOF,
  • 00:15:56.090 --> 00:15:59.030
  • "WHICH LEAVES ABSOLUTELY NO ROOM FOR DOUBT."
  • 00:15:59.040 --> 00:16:04.140
  • JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE.
  • 00:16:04.150 --> 00:16:07.080
  • IT WAS PROPHESIED BY CHRIST,
  • 00:16:07.090 --> 00:16:09.070
  • IT WAS PROCLAIMED BY THE APOSTLES,
  • 00:16:09.080 --> 00:16:10.240
  • IT'S BEEN PROVED BY HISTORY, AND FINALLY,
  • 00:16:10.250 --> 00:16:13.140
  • IT HAS BEEN PROMISED TO BELIEVERS.
  • 00:16:13.150 --> 00:16:16.230
  • THE LATE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE TIP O'NEILL
  • 00:16:16.240 --> 00:16:18.250
  • USED TO HAVE A SAYING.
  • 00:16:18.260 --> 00:16:20.020
  • HE SAID, "ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL."
  • 00:16:20.030 --> 00:16:23.060
  • AND BY THAT, HE MEANT,
  • 00:16:23.070 --> 00:16:24.210
  • THE ONLY THING PEOPLE REALLY CARE ABOUT ABOUT POLITICS
  • 00:16:24.220 --> 00:16:27.030
  • IS HOW IT AFFECTS THEIR LIVES.
  • 00:16:27.040 --> 00:16:29.230
  • YOU KNOW, I'D SAY THE SAME THING ABOUT THEOLOGY.
  • 00:16:29.240 --> 00:16:32.190
  • ALL THEOLOGY'S LOCAL.
  • 00:16:32.200 --> 00:16:34.030
  • THE ONLY THEOLOGY YOU CARE ABOUT AND, HONESTLY, I CARE ABOUT
  • 00:16:34.040 --> 00:16:38.070
  • IS THEOLOGY THAT AFFECTS MY LIFE.
  • 00:16:38.080 --> 00:16:41.150
  • SO THE QUESTION IS, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES
  • 00:16:41.160 --> 00:16:44.010
  • THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST ACTUALLY MAKE TO ME?
  • 00:16:44.020 --> 00:16:48.280
  • IT ANSWERS THAT ALL-IMPORTANT QUESTION THAT JOB ASKED.
  • 00:16:48.290 --> 00:16:52.140
  • IF A MAN DIES, WILL HE LIVE AGAIN?
  • 00:16:52.150 --> 00:16:57.100
  • WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES FOR THE LAST TIME HERE ON EARTH,
  • 00:16:57.110 --> 00:17:01.120
  • DO I JUST SLIP INTO NOTHINGNESS,
  • 00:17:01.130 --> 00:17:03.170
  • OR IS THERE SOMETHING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GRAVE?
  • 00:17:03.180 --> 00:17:07.240
  • THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS ANSWERS THAT,
  • 00:17:07.250 --> 00:17:10.120
  • BECAUSE YOU SEE, THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS
  • 00:17:10.130 --> 00:17:12.160
  • WAS NOT JUST AN ISOLATED EVENT.
  • 00:17:12.170 --> 00:17:15.120
  • THE BIBLE SAYS HIS RESURRECTION WAS A PROTOTYPE
  • 00:17:15.130 --> 00:17:18.150
  • OF THE RESURRECTION OF ALL WHO TRUST IN HIM FOR SALVATION.
  • 00:17:18.160 --> 00:17:22.120
  • JESUS PROMISED THE RESURRECTION HE EXPERIENCED,
  • 00:17:22.130 --> 00:17:25.140
  • YOU AND I WOULD EXPERIENCE ONE DAY.
  • 00:17:25.150 --> 00:17:27.150
  • IF WE PLACE OUR FAITH IN HIM,
  • 00:17:27.160 --> 00:17:29.150
  • DEATH WILL NOT HAVE THE FINAL WORD,
  • 00:17:29.160 --> 00:17:32.080
  • AND YOU FIND THAT PROMISE TO JESUS-FOLLOWERS
  • 00:17:32.090 --> 00:17:34.230
  • ALL THROUGHOUT SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:17:34.240 --> 00:17:36.120
  • HE MADE AN ABSOLUTELY BEDROCK GUARANTEED PROMISE
  • 00:17:36.130 --> 00:17:40.040
  • THAT THOSE WHO TRUSTED IN HIM WOULD HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.
  • 00:17:40.050 --> 00:17:43.220
  • I THINK OF JOHN CHAPTER 5:24.
  • 00:17:43.230 --> 00:17:46.130
  • IT'S MY DAD'S FAVORITE VERSE OF ALL TIME.
  • 00:17:46.140 --> 00:17:49.210
  • HE HAD IT PUT ON HIS GRAVESTONE.
  • 00:17:49.220 --> 00:17:52.060
  • JESUS SAID, "TRULY, TRULY, I SAY TO YOU,
  • 00:17:52.070 --> 00:17:55.060
  • "EVERYONE WHO HEARS MY WORD AND BELIEVES HIM WHO SENT ME,
  • 00:17:55.070 --> 00:17:59.110
  • "HAS ETERNAL LIFE, AND SHALL NOT EXPERIENCE DEATH,
  • 00:17:59.120 --> 00:18:03.070
  • "BUT HAS PASSED FROM JUDGMENT UNTO LIFE."
  • 00:18:03.080 --> 00:18:06.100
  • OR JOHN 6:40
  • 00:18:06.110 --> 00:18:08.030
  • JESUS SAID, "FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF MY FATHER,
  • 00:18:08.040 --> 00:18:11.000
  • "THAT EVERYONE WHO BEHOLDS THE SON AND BELIEVES IN HIM
  • 00:18:11.010 --> 00:18:14.210
  • "HAS ETERNAL LIFE,
  • 00:18:14.220 --> 00:18:16.060
  • "AND I MYSELF SHALL RAISE HIM UP ON THE LAST DAY."
  • 00:18:16.070 --> 00:18:20.160
  • OR JOHN 11:25, JESUS SAID,
  • 00:18:20.170 --> 00:18:22.210
  • "I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE.
  • 00:18:22.220 --> 00:18:24.260
  • "HE WHO BELIEVES IN ME, THOUGH HE WERE DEAD,
  • 00:18:24.270 --> 00:18:27.210
  • "YET SHALL HE LIVE AGAIN."
  • 00:18:27.220 --> 00:18:29.240
  • BECAUSE CHRIST LIVES, ONE DAY, THOSE OF US WHO TRUST IN HIM
  • 00:18:29.250 --> 00:18:34.140
  • WILL LIVE AGAIN AS WELL.
  • 00:18:34.150 --> 00:18:36.110
  • THAT'S WHAT THE RESURRECTION MEANS TO US.
  • 00:18:36.120 --> 00:18:40.200
  • SEVERAL WEEKS AGO, OUR NATION ACKNOWLEDGED
  • 00:18:40.210 --> 00:18:44.060
  • THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION
  • 00:18:44.070 --> 00:18:49.000
  • THAT WAS SIGNED INTO LAW BY THEN-PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON.
  • 00:18:49.010 --> 00:18:54.010
  • WHAT MANY PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE OR REMEMBER WAS,
  • 00:18:54.020 --> 00:18:57.100
  • EVEN AFTER THAT LEGISLATION WAS SIGNED,
  • 00:18:57.110 --> 00:19:00.180
  • THE MOVEMENT, THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT WAS VERY FRAGILE.
  • 00:19:00.190 --> 00:19:03.190
  • AFRICAN-AMERICANS DID NOT RECEIVE THEIR RIGHTS OVERNIGHT.
  • 00:19:03.200 --> 00:19:08.160
  • THAT MOVEMENT WAS VERY FRAGILE A FEW YEARS LATER, IN 1968,
  • 00:19:08.170 --> 00:19:12.090
  • WHEN THE LEADER OF THAT MOVEMENT,
  • 00:19:12.100 --> 00:19:13.170
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WAS ASSASSINATED.
  • 00:19:13.180 --> 00:19:17.150
  • MANY PEOPLE FEARED THAT HIS DEATH
  • 00:19:17.160 --> 00:19:19.250
  • AND THE RIOTS THAT WOULD ENSUE AFTERWARDS
  • 00:19:19.260 --> 00:19:21.270
  • WOULD COMPLETELY UNDO THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT,
  • 00:19:21.280 --> 00:19:25.190
  • AND THAT'S WHY DR. KING'S FUNERAL
  • 00:19:25.200 --> 00:19:27.160
  • WAS SUCH A CRITICAL AND PIVOTAL EVENT.
  • 00:19:27.170 --> 00:19:31.080
  • THAT DAY, THERE WERE A HOST OF PEOPLE
  • 00:19:31.090 --> 00:19:33.270
  • WHO HAD BEEN ASKED TO GIVE EULOGIES.
  • 00:19:33.280 --> 00:19:37.110
  • ONE OF THOSE MEN WAS A MAN NAMED JAMES BEVEL,
  • 00:19:37.120 --> 00:19:43.000
  • AND WHEN HIS TURN CAME, THE HEAVY-SET BEVEL
  • 00:19:43.010 --> 00:19:46.280
  • MOUNTED THE PODIUM, AND HIS VOICE BEGAN TO BUILD
  • 00:19:46.290 --> 00:19:53.020
  • LIKE A THUNDERSTORM IN THE DISTANCE,
  • 00:19:53.030 --> 00:19:55.240
  • AND THIS IS WHAT HE SAID.
  • 00:19:55.250 --> 00:19:59.010
  • "YOU HAVE HEARD THAT OUR LEADER IS DEAD.
  • 00:19:59.020 --> 00:20:05.270
  • "THAT LEADER, THAT RUMOR IS FALSE.
  • 00:20:05.280 --> 00:20:10.130
  • "OUR LEADER IS NOT DEAD.
  • 00:20:10.140 --> 00:20:14.070
  • "OUR LEADER WAS NOT MARTIN LUTHER KING."
  • 00:20:14.080 --> 00:20:19.220
  • HE PAUSED.
  • 00:20:19.230 --> 00:20:21.120
  • HE ALLOWED HIS WORDS TO PENETRATE HIS AUDIENCE.
  • 00:20:21.130 --> 00:20:25.170
  • THE WORDS BRUISED THE AUDIENCE, HURT THEM.
  • 00:20:25.180 --> 00:20:29.130
  • A MURMUR STARTED IN THE CROWD.
  • 00:20:29.140 --> 00:20:31.030
  • AND WHO IS THIS MAN?
  • 00:20:31.040 --> 00:20:32.060
  • WHAT IS HE SAYING?
  • 00:20:32.070 --> 00:20:33.130
  • WHY IS HE ADDING INSULT TO INJURY?
  • 00:20:33.140 --> 00:20:35.050
  • WHAT DOES HE MEAN MARTIN LUTHER KING IS NOT OUR LEADER?
  • 00:20:35.060 --> 00:20:39.100
  • BEVEL CONTINUED.
  • 00:20:39.110 --> 00:20:41.290
  • "OUR LEADER IS THE ONE WHO LED MOSES OUT OF EGYPT.
  • 00:20:42.000 --> 00:20:47.110
  • "THAT'S THE MAN, THAT'S THE MAN,"
  • 00:20:47.120 --> 00:20:49.270
  • SOMEBODY IN THE CROWD SHOUTED.
  • 00:20:49.280 --> 00:20:52.010
  • "OUR LEADER IS THE ONE WHO WENT DOWN WITH DANIEL
  • 00:20:52.020 --> 00:20:55.070
  • "INTO THE LION'S DEN."
  • 00:20:55.080 --> 00:20:56.190
  • "SAY AMEN, SAY AMEN," SOMEBODY ELSE SHOUTED.
  • 00:20:56.200 --> 00:21:00.270
  • "OUR LEADER IS THE ONE WHO WALKED OUT OF THE GRAVE
  • 00:21:00.280 --> 00:21:03.250
  • "ON THAT EASTER SUNDAY MORNING.
  • 00:21:03.260 --> 00:21:05.230
  • "OUR LEADER NEITHER SLUMBERS NOR SLEEPS.
  • 00:21:05.240 --> 00:21:08.100
  • "OUR LEADER CANNOT BE PUT IN JAIL.
  • 00:21:08.110 --> 00:21:10.130
  • "OUR LEADER IS STILL ON THE JOB.
  • 00:21:10.140 --> 00:21:12.160
  • -"OUR LEADER IS NOT DEAD." -(CONGREGANTS APPLAUD)
  • 00:21:12.170 --> 00:21:15.230
  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THAT IS THE EASTER MESSAGE.
  • 00:21:15.240 --> 00:21:19.000
  • OUR LEADER IS NOT DEAD.
  • 00:21:19.010 --> 00:21:21.260
  • HE LIVES, HE LIVES.
  • 00:21:21.270 --> 00:21:24.080
  • CHRIST JESUS LIVES TODAY, AND BECAUSE HE LIVES,
  • 00:21:24.090 --> 00:21:28.250
  • ONE DAY, SO SHALL WE.
  • 00:21:28.260 --> 00:21:31.040
  • (CONGREGANTS CHEER AND APPLAUD)
  • 00:21:31.050 --> 00:21:35.270
  • GOD BE PRAISED FOR A RISEN SAVIOR.
  • 00:21:35.280 --> 00:21:41.120
  • MUSIC
  • 00:21:41.130 --> 00:21:56.110
  • MUSIC
  • 00:21:56.110 --> 00:21:57.090
  • JESUS TAUGHT US THAT THOSE IN HEAVEN REJOICE
  • 00:21:57.100 --> 00:22:00.180
  • WHEN ONE SINNER REPENTS,
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  • AND AS YOU TAKE THIS STEP OF FAITH TODAY,
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  • WE'RE REJOICING WITH YOU AS WELL.
  • 00:22:05.190 --> 00:22:08.090
  • AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY, WE TAKE GREAT DELIGHT
  • 00:22:08.100 --> 00:22:10.220
  • IN LEADING LISTENERS AND VIEWERS TO JESUS AS SAVIOR.
  • 00:22:10.230 --> 00:22:15.100
  • NOT LONG AGO, I RECEIVED A NOTE FROM PAULA, WHO WROTE,
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  • "DR. JEFFRESS, I'VE NOT GONE TO CHURCH FOR A WHILE,
  • 00:22:18.230 --> 00:22:21.250
  • "BUT I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY
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  • "AND I'M READY TO COMMIT MYSELF TO GOD
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  • "AND TRUST HIM THROUGH ALL OF MY TRIALS."
  • 00:22:27.280 --> 00:22:31.110
  • WELL, PAULA, YOU'VE TAKEN THE FIRST STEP
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  • ON YOUR PATHWAY TO VICTORY, AND WE'RE SO EXCITED FOR YOU.
  • 00:22:33.230 --> 00:22:38.020
  • AND IF YOU'RE AMONG THOSE WHO HAVE FINANCIALLY INVESTED
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  • IN THIS MINISTRY,
  • 00:22:41.130 --> 00:22:42.260
  • PAULA'S DECISION REPRESENTS THE OUTCOME OF YOUR GENEROSITY.
  • 00:22:42.270 --> 00:22:47.260
  • YOUR GIFTS ARE APPLIED DIRECTLY TOWARD
  • 00:22:47.270 --> 00:22:50.020
  • REACHING VIEWERS LIKE PAUL, AND COUNTLESS OTHERS,
  • 00:22:50.030 --> 00:22:53.140
  • ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:22:53.150 --> 00:22:55.020
  • AND RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE OF THE ACTIVE COURAGEOUS 2020
  • 00:22:55.030 --> 00:22:58.220
  • MATCHING CHALLENGE,
  • 00:22:58.230 --> 00:23:00.110
  • EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:23:00.120 --> 00:23:03.020
  • HAS DOUBLE THE IMPACT UNTIL WE REACH THE GOAL OF $920.000.
  • 00:23:03.030 --> 00:23:09.150
  • THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING GENEROUSLY.
  • 00:23:09.160 --> 00:23:13.010
  • NOW, PLEASE STAY RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:23:13.020 --> 00:23:14.240
  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:14.250 --> 00:23:18.260
  • MUSIC -[MAN] CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:23:18.270 --> 00:23:20.160
  • IT'S MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR.
  • 00:23:20.170 --> 00:23:25.100
  • OUR KIDS AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN COME FROM ALL OVER
  • 00:23:25.110 --> 00:23:28.270
  • TO SHARE THE JOYS OF THE PAST YEAR,
  • 00:23:28.280 --> 00:23:31.030
  • BLESS EACH OTHER WITH GIFTS,
  • 00:23:31.040 --> 00:23:33.150
  • AND REMEMBER THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:23:33.160 --> 00:23:37.260
  • [MAN] FOR OUR FAMILY, CHRISTMAS,
  • 00:23:37.270 --> 00:23:39.180
  • IT'S THE MOST SPECIAL DAY OF THE YEAR.
  • 00:23:39.190 --> 00:23:41.180
  • WE GET TOGETHER FOR SOME GREAT FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP,
  • 00:23:41.190 --> 00:23:44.050
  • FOR SOME GREAT LAUGHS AND MEMORIES.
  • 00:23:44.060 --> 00:23:46.200
  • AND TO THANK THE LORD FOR
  • 00:23:46.210 --> 00:23:48.280
  • THE BIRTH OF HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:23:48.290 --> 00:23:52.160
  • GATHERING TOGETHER TO HONOR THE BIRTH
  • 00:23:52.170 --> 00:23:54.120
  • OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, IT'S A TRADITION
  • 00:23:54.130 --> 00:23:56.250
  • THAT WE WANT TO CONTINUE IN OUR FAMILY,
  • 00:23:56.260 --> 00:23:58.120
  • SO THIS YEAR, WE'RE GIVING OURS LOVED ONE A GIFT
  • 00:23:58.130 --> 00:24:01.040
  • THAT WILL NOT ONLY BRING A SMILE,
  • 00:24:01.050 --> 00:24:03.160
  • BUT LEAVE A LEGACY.
  • 00:24:03.170 --> 00:24:06.110
  • THE DAILY DEVOTIONAL IS A GIFT THAT INVITES THE LORD
  • 00:24:06.120 --> 00:24:08.210
  • INTO THEIR LIFE EVERY DAY,
  • 00:24:08.220 --> 00:24:10.270
  • SO WHEN THE DAY COMES FOR THE FAMILY CHRISTMAS
  • 00:24:10.280 --> 00:24:12.270
  • TO TAKE PLACE IN THEIR HOME,
  • 00:24:12.280 --> 00:24:14.280
  • WE KNOW THAT JESUS
  • 00:24:14.290 --> 00:24:16.040
  • WILL STILL BE THE CENTER OF THE CELEBRATION.
  • 00:24:16.050 --> 00:24:18.250
  • LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU SPEND TIME DAILY WITH GOD.
  • 00:24:18.260 --> 00:24:22.140
  • HE GUIDES OUR STEPS AND LIGHTS A CLEAR PATH FOR US TO FOLLOW
  • 00:24:22.150 --> 00:24:26.260
  • AND THIS CHRISTMAS, YOU CAN HELP YOUR FAMILY
  • 00:24:26.270 --> 00:24:29.180
  • BOLDLY FACE THE COMING YEAR WITH THE BRAND-NEW,
  • 00:24:29.190 --> 00:24:33.030
  • LEATHER-BOUND PATHWAY TO VICTORY DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR 2020.
  • 00:24:33.040 --> 00:24:38.020
  • THANK YOU FOR JOINING WITH ME THIS CHRISTMAS
  • 00:24:38.030 --> 00:24:40.170
  • TO GIVE THE GREATEST GIFT YOU COULD POSSIBLY GIVE,
  • 00:24:40.180 --> 00:24:43.200
  • THE TRANSFORMING WORD OF GOD,
  • 00:24:43.210 --> 00:24:45.200
  • TO OUR FAMILIES, OUR COUNTRY, AND THE WORLD.
  • 00:24:45.210 --> 00:24:50.220
  • MUSIC
  • 00:24:50.230 --> 00:24:51.090
  • WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES
  • 00:24:51.100 --> 00:24:52.160
  • THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST MAKE TO YOU AND ME?
  • 00:24:52.170 --> 00:24:56.050
  • THAT'S SIMPLE.
  • 00:24:56.060 --> 00:24:57.180
  • IT ANSWERS THE ULTIMATE QUESTION OF LIFE AFTER DEATH.
  • 00:24:57.190 --> 00:25:01.280
  • JESUS WAS THE FIRST, THE PROTOTYPE FOR THE RESURRECTION
  • 00:25:01.290 --> 00:25:06.060
  • THAT WILL HAPPEN TO ALL BELIEVERS ONE DAY,
  • 00:25:06.070 --> 00:25:09.170
  • AND FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONE AND ONLY WAY
  • 00:25:09.180 --> 00:25:13.210
  • TO EXPERIENCE THAT ETERNAL LIFE.
  • 00:25:13.220 --> 00:25:16.180
  • WELL, AFTER JESUS DIED AND ROSE AGAIN,
  • 00:25:16.190 --> 00:25:19.210
  • AND LATER ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN,
  • 00:25:19.220 --> 00:25:22.010
  • GOD SENT THE HOLY SPIRIT TO DWELL IN HIS DISCIPLES.
  • 00:25:22.020 --> 00:25:26.010
  • AND ON THAT DAY OF PENTECOST,
  • 00:25:26.020 --> 00:25:28.160
  • THE APOSTLE PETER DELIVERED THE FAMOUS SERMON
  • 00:25:28.170 --> 00:25:31.050
  • ON THE SOUTHERN STEPS OF JERUSALEM,
  • 00:25:31.060 --> 00:25:33.170
  • THAT STILL ECHOES IN THE WORLD TODAY.
  • 00:25:33.180 --> 00:25:36.110
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF OUR NEXT MESSAGE
  • 00:25:36.120 --> 00:25:39.060
  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:39.070 --> 00:25:43.030
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY, WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:25:43.040 --> 00:25:44.280
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:44.290 --> 00:25:47.140
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOU
  • 00:25:47.150 --> 00:25:49.030
  • THE BRAND NEW 2020 PATHWAY TO VICTORY DAILY DEVOTIONAL,
  • 00:25:49.040 --> 00:25:52.260
  • PLUS JESUS, THE FULFILLMENT OF GOD'S PROPHECIES
  • 00:25:52.270 --> 00:25:55.280
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
  • 00:25:55.290 --> 00:25:57.120
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:57.130 --> 00:26:00.090
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $100 OR MORE,
  • 00:26:00.100 --> 00:26:03.000
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST
  • 00:26:03.010 --> 00:26:05.260
  • TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:26:05.270 --> 00:26:08.280
  • REMEMBER, YOUR MINISTRY GIFT RIGHT NOW WILL BE
  • 00:26:08.290 --> 00:26:11.070
  • DOUBLED IN IMPACT, THANKS TO OUR ACTIVE MATCHING CHALLENGE,
  • 00:26:11.080 --> 00:26:14.110
  • SO BE SURE TO CALL, WRITE, OR GO ONLINE TODAY.
  • 00:26:14.120 --> 00:26:17.170
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:17.180 --> 00:26:21.030
  • WHAT ARE YOU TRUSTING IN?
  • 00:26:21.040 --> 00:26:23.130
  • WHERE IS YOUR FAITH?
  • 00:26:23.140 --> 00:26:24.270
  • WHAT IS THE OBJECT OF YOUR FAITH TO SURVIVE DEATH
  • 00:26:24.280 --> 00:26:27.150
  • AND GOD'S JUDGMENT?
  • 00:26:27.160 --> 00:26:29.230
  • IN THE PASSAGE WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT TODAY,
  • 00:26:29.240 --> 00:26:31.170
  • THE APOSTLE PETER TELLS US THAT THE LIFE, THE DEATH,
  • 00:26:31.180 --> 00:26:37.130
  • THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:26:37.140 --> 00:26:38.270
  • MAKE JESUS ALONE THE OBJECT WORTHY OF OUR FAITH
  • 00:26:38.280 --> 00:26:43.130
  • FOR LIFE AND FOR ETERNITY.
  • 00:26:43.140 --> 00:26:45.170
  • MUSIC
  • 00:26:45.180 --> 00:26:47.010
  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DV-R AND JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:26:47.020 --> 00:26:48.260
  • FOR THE MESSAGE, THIS MAN JESUS, HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:48.270 --> 00:26:52.230
  • MUSIC
  • 00:26:52.240 --> 00:26:59.150
  • PICTURE YOURSELF WAKING UP TO SNOW-CAPPED MOUNTAINS,
  • 00:26:59.160 --> 00:27:02.140
  • OR SPOTTING WILDLIFE FROM A LUXURIOUS CRUISE SHIP.
  • 00:27:02.150 --> 00:27:05.090
  • JOIN DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS,
  • 00:27:05.100 --> 00:27:07.010
  • CHRISTIAN MUSICIAN MICHAEL O'BRIEN,
  • 00:27:07.020 --> 00:27:08.250
  • GOSPEL FAMILY THE HOPPERS, AND COMEDIAN DENNIS SWANBERG
  • 00:27:08.260 --> 00:27:12.050
  • ON THE PATHWAY TO VICTORY CRUISE TO ALASKA,
  • 00:27:12.060 --> 00:27:14.140
  • JULY 11 THROUGH 18, 2020.
  • 00:27:14.150 --> 00:27:16.220
  • LEAVE THE STRESS BEHIND AS YOU TAKE IN
  • 00:27:16.230 --> 00:27:19.050
  • GOD'S MAGNIFICENT CREATION,
  • 00:27:19.060 --> 00:27:21.120
  • AND REFRESH YOUR SPIRIT WITH TIME SPENT IN GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:27:21.130 --> 00:27:24.290
  • [ANNOUNCER] TO BOOK YOUR SPOT
  • 00:27:25.000 --> 00:27:26.120
  • ON THE PATHWAY TO VICTORY CRUISE TO ALASKA, GO TO PTV.ORG.
  • 00:27:26.130 --> 00:27:30.010