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November 28, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • I HOPE YOU, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR FRIENDS,
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  • ARE HAVING A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING.
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  • THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION A PERSON CAN ASK IN LIFE
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  • IS THIS: HOW CAN I HAVE A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD?
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  • IT'S LITERALLY A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH.
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  • AND THE VERSE WITH THE ANSWER THAT, IN MY OPINION,
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  • BEST ANSWERS THAT QUESTION
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  • IS THE ONE WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT TODAY.
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  • TODAY WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER THIS CRITICAL QUESTION
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  • WITH THE HELP OF ROMANS 4:5
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED "THE MOST IMPORTANT VERSE IN THE BIBLE"
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  • ON TODAY'S THANKSGIVING EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • MUSIC
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  • IT'S NOT CONSERVATIVE OR LIBERAL
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  • HOWEVER THEY'RE DEFINED
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  • IT'S NOT ABOUT INTERPRETATION
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  • OR THE JUDGMENT OF THE MIND
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  • IT'S THE OPPOSITE OF POLITICS
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  • POWER OR PRESTIGE
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  • IT'S ABOUT A SIMPLE MESSAGE
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  • AND WHETHER WE BELIEVE
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  • IT'S STILL THE CROSS
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  • IT'S STILL THE BLOOD OF CALVARY
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  • THAT CLEANSES SIN
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  • AND SETS THE CAPTIVE FREE
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  • IT'S STILL THE NAME
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  • THE NAME OF JESUS
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  • THAT HAS POWER TO SAVE THE LOST
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  • IT'S STILL THE CROSS
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  • THOUGH SOME MAY SAY IT'S MAN'S RELIGION
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  • OR ANCIENT HISTORY
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  • THE CROSS OF JESUS STILL REMAINS
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  • THE PRICE FOR SIN THAT SETS US FREE
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  • IT'S STILL THE CROSS
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  • IT'S STILL THE BLOOD OF CALVARY
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  • OH IT CLEANSES US, IT CLEANSES OUR SIN
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  • AND IT SETS US FREE
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  • IT'S STILL THE NAME
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  • IT'S JESUS THAT HAS POWER
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  • TO SAVE THE LOST
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  • IT'S STILL THE CROSS
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  • IT'S STILL THE CROSS
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  • IT'S THE CROSS, THE CROSS
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  • IT'S STILL THE CROSS
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  • THANK GOD FOR THE CROSS
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  • THE CROSS
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  • HALLELUJAH
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  • [ANNOUNCER] WE MAY NOT KNOW THE DAY OR THE HOUR
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  • WHEN CHRIST WILL RETURN,
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  • BUT THE BIBLE PAINTS A COLORFUL PICTURE OF THE END TIMES.
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  • AND TO HELP YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT'S AHEAD
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  • WE'RE PREPARED TO SEND YOU PATHWAY TO VICTORY'S
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  • EXCLUSIVE BIBLE PROPHECY CHART.
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  • THIS HELPFUL RESOURCE IS YOUR PERSONAL AT-A-GLANCE TIMELINE,
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  • LINKING SCRIPTURE WITH KEY EVENTS
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  • THAT FORETELL THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST.
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  • A COPY OF THE BIBLE PROPHECY CHART IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
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  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • "THE MOST IMPORTANT VERSE IN THE BIBLE."
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  • NOW, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN GUESSING FOR WEEKS OR MONTHS
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  • WHAT THAT VERSE IS.
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  • I'VE HEARD A RUMOR THAT SOME SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
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  • ACTUALLY HAD BETTING POOLS.
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
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  • SURELY NOT FOR MONEY, NOT HERE.
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  • BUT THEY ARE TRYING TO GUESS WHAT THE VERSE IS.
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  • NOW, ADMITTEDLY, A PASTOR'S SETTING HIMSELF UP FOR TROUBLE
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  • WHEN HE ANNOUNCES HE'S GONNA TALK
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  • ABOUT THE MOST IMPORTANT VERSE IN THE BIBLE
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  • BECAUSE EVERYBODY HAS A DIFFERENT IDEA
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  • OF WHAT THAT VERSE SHOULD BE.
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  • MAYBE FOR YOU THE MOST IMPORTANT VERSE IN THE BIBLE
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  • IS ONE YOU MEMORIZED AS A CHILD.
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  • MAYBE IT'S ONE THAT YOUR MOM OR DAD TAUGHT TO YOU.
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  • FOR OTHERS OF YOU IT MAY BE A VERSE THAT HELPED YOU
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  • THROUGH A PARTICULARLY DIFFICULT TIME IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • BUT I THINK YOU WOULD AGREE WITH ME
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  • THAT IF YOU HAD TO SELECT
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  • THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT VERSE IN THE BIBLE,
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  • IT OUGHT TO BE ONE THAT ANSWERS
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  • THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION IN LIFE, AND THAT IS,
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  • HOW CAN A PERSON HAVE A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD?
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  • TODAY WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THE VERSE OF SCRIPTURE,
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  • IT'S ACTUALLY ONE SENTENCE,
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  • THAT I THINK MOST CLEARLY ANSWERS THAT QUESTION,
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  • AND IT'S FOUND IN THE BOOK OF ROMANS,
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  • CHAPTER FOUR, VERSE FIVE.
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  • TURN THERE IF YOU WOULD AS WE DISCOVER
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  • THE MOST IMPORTANT VERSE IN THE BIBLE.
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  • IN THE FIRST THREE CHAPTERS OF THE BOOK OF ROMANS,
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  • PAUL EXPLAINS HOW NOBODY IS IN A RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD.
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  • THERE'S NOT ONE RIGHTEOUS PERSON AMONG US.
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  • NO, NOT EVEN ONE.
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  • YOU SAY, NOW WAIT A MINUTE, I'M NOT SURE I BELIEVE THAT.
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  • I MEAN, WHAT ABOUT THE PAGAN WHO HAS NEVER HEARD
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  • THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST?
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  • SURELY HE GETS A PASS AND IS ALLOWED INTO HEAVEN?
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  • NO, PAUL SAYS, NOT THE PAGAN.
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  • HE IS CONDEMNED BY GOD.
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  • WELL, THEN SURELY THE MORALIST,
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  • THE PERSON WHO LIVES BY A GOOD MORAL CODE,
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  • WHO LIVES BY THE GOLDEN RULE, HE'S EXEMPT FROM HELL,
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  • HE GETS INTO HEAVEN, DOESN'T HE?
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  • HE SAYS NO, THE MORALIST IS CONDEMNED.
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  • WELL, WHAT ABOUT THE SINCERE FOLLOWER OF RELIGION?
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  • WHAT ABOUT A RELIGIOUS PERSON?
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  • HE'S ALLOWED INTO HEAVEN, ISN'T HE?
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  • PAUL SAYS NO, NOT THE RELIGIOUS PERSON.
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  • THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS AMONG US AND, ROMANS 3:23,
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  • "FOR ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD."
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  • WELL, IF RELIGION WON'T DO IT,
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  • IF MORALITY WON'T GET YOU INTO HEAVEN,
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  • IF IGNORANCE IS NOT AN EXCUSE,
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  • THEN HOW DO WE HAVE A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD?
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  • AND THAT BRINGS US TO ROMANS CHAPTER FOUR, VERSE FIVE.
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  • PAUL SAYS, "BUT TO THE ONE WHO DOES NOT WORK,
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  • "BUT BELIEVES IN HIM WHO JUSTIFIES THE UNGODLY,
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  • "HIS FAITH IS RECKONED, IT IS COUNTED, AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."
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  • AND WHAT I WANT YOU TO NOTICE IN THIS SIMPLE SENTENCE
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  • ARE THREE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PERSON
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  • WHO IS IN A RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD.
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  • AND WHAT'S INTERESTING IS THESE THREE CHARACTERISTICS
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  • ARE COMPLETELY CONTRARY TO OUR HUMAN REASONING.
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  • THEY TURN OUR EXPECTATIONS UPSIDE DOWN
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  • BECAUSE THEY'RE GOD'S WISDOM AND NOT MAN'S WISDOM.
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  • WILL YOU NOTICE WHAT THOSE THREE CHARACTERISTICS ARE?
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  • FIRST OF ALL, WHOM DOES GOD FORGIVE?
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  • WHO IS ASSURED OF HEAVEN?
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  • FIRST OF ALL, GOD FORGIVES THOSE WHO ADMIT THEY ARE UNGODLY.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE FIVE AGAIN.
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  • "BUT TO THE ONE WHO DOES NOT WORK,
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  • "BUT BELIEVES IN HIM," AND UNDERLINE THIS,
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  • "WHO JUSTIFIES THE UNGODLY."
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  • THAT WORD JUSTIFIES SIMPLY MEANS,
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  • IT'S A LEGAL TERM THAT MEANS TO DECLARE NOT GUILTY.
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  • IMAGINE A JUDGE IN HIS ROBE TAKING THAT GAVEL
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  • AND POUNDING IT AND DECLARING, "NOT GUILTY."
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS THE PEOPLE WHOM GOD DECLARES NOT GUILTY
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  • ARE THE, WHO?
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  • THE UNGODLY.
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  • WHEN PAUL SAYS THE UNGODLY,
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  • HE'S TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE OPPOSED TO GOD.
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  • AND GUESS WHO THAT IS.
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  • EVERYONE OF US.
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  • WE ARE BORN WITH AN INCLINATION TO OPPOSE GOD.
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  • WE ARE BORN WITH THIS INCLINATION.
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  • WHEN GOD SAYS YES, OUR FIRST INCLINATION IS TO SAY NO.
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  • WHEN GOD SAYS NO TO SOMETHING,
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  • OUR FIRST INCLINATION IS TO SAY YES.
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  • AND WE'VE ALL INHERITED THAT SIN TENDENCY.
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  • ROMANS 3:23 SAYS, "FOR ALL HAVE SINNED,"
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  • NOT JUST SOME HAVE SINNED, ALL OF US HAVE SINNED,
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  • "AND FALLEN SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD."
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  • YOU KNOW, WE DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT.
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  • WE LIKE TO POINT TO PEOPLE WHO ARE WORSE THAN WE ARE
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  • TO MEASURE OUR MORALITY BY THEM.
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  • WE COMPARE OURSELVES TO OTHER PEOPLE
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  • BUT GOD SEES NO DIFFERENCE IN HUMANITY.
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  • WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME PLAIN.
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  • THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN GOD'S EYES
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  • BETWEEN THE PASTOR AND THE PROSTITUTE,
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  • BETWEEN THE GOVERNOR AND THE GUNMAN,
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  • BETWEEN THE LAWYER AND THE LAWLESS,
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  • BETWEEN THE SOPHISTICATE AND THE SAVAGE.
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  • WE ARE ALL SINNERS WHO NEED A SAVIOR.
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  • AND THE FIRST STEP TO BEING FORGIVEN
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  • IS TO RECOGNIZE, TO ADMIT THAT WE ARE UNGODLY.
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  • BUT THE ONE WHO DOES NOT WORK BUT WHO JUSTIFIES THE UNGODLY.
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  • THE SECOND CHARACTERISTIC I WANT YOU TO NOTICE HERE
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  • IS THAT GOD FORGIVES THOSE WHO REALIZE
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  • THEY ARE INCAPABLE OF EARNING SALVATION.
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  • NOTICE IN VERSE FIVE AGAIN.
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  • "TO THE ONE WHO DOES NOT WORK."
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  • GOD FORGIVES THOSE WHO REFUSE TO WORK FOR THEIR SALVATION.
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  • NOW, AGAIN, THAT TURNS OUR EXPECTATIONS TOPSY-TURVY.
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  • WE THINK JUST THE OPPOSITE.
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  • IN FACT, WE'RE TAUGHT FROM EARLY IN LIFE
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  • THAT ANY GOOD THING THAT COMES INTO OUR LIFE
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  • IS BECAUSE OF OUR HARD WORK.
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  • YOU SAY, "WELL, PASTOR, WHY IS IT THAT GOD DOESN'T ALLOW US
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  • "TO WORK, TO EARN HIS FORGIVENESS?"
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  • WELL, PAUL EXPLAINS THAT IN VERSE FOUR,
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  • THE VERSE BEFORE VERSE FIVE.
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  • PAUL SAYS, "NOW TO THE ONE WHO WORKS,
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  • "HIS WAGE IS NOT RECKONED AS A FAVOR, BUT AS WHAT IS DUE."
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  • WHEN HE USES THAT WORD, WAGE,
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  • YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT.
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  • LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION.
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU, WHEN YOU GET YOUR CHECK
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  • ON THE 15TH AND/OR 30TH OF EVERY MONTH,
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU GO INTO YOUR EMPLOYER AND SAY,
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  • "THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!
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  • "I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU WOULD DO SUCH A THING.
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  • "I WASN'T EXPECTING THIS."
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  • ANYBODY EVER DO THAT?
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  • SOMETIMES I WISH THE STAFF DID COME IN AND DO THAT,
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  • -BUT THEY DON'T. -(CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
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  • WHY?
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  • BECAUSE WHAT THEY RECEIVE IS NOT A GIFT.
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  • IT'S NOT A FAVOR.
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  • IT IS AN OBLIGATION.
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  • YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION,
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  • YOUR EMPLOYER HAS AN OBLIGATION WITH YOU,
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  • YOU'VE MADE A DEAL WITH THEM.
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  • YOU WORK AND HE PAYS YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO.
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  • IT'S NOT A GIFT FROM HIM, IT IS A WAGE,
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  • IT IS WHAT YOU ARE OWED.
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  • AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IF WE WORK FOR OUR SALVATION,
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  • THEN SALVATION IS NOT A GIFT FROM GOD,
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  • IT IS WHAT GOD OWES US.
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  • AND GOD REFUSES TO OWE ANY MAN OR WOMAN SALVATION.
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  • BUT SOME PEOPLE SAY,
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  • "WELL, I CAN ACCEPT THAT MOST OF THE WAY,
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  • "BUT SURELY WE PLAY A LITTLE BIT OF A PART IN IT.
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  • "MAYBE OUR SALVATION IS 90%
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  • "WHAT JESUS DID FOR US ON THE CROSS IN DYING FOR OUR SINS
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  • "BUT IT'S 10% MY EFFORT."
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  • NO.
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  • BECAUSE EVEN IF SALVATION IS 10% OR 1% WHAT WE DO,
  • 00:12:18.180 --> 00:12:22.260
  • IT CHANGES THE WHOLE NATURE OF A GIFT
  • 00:12:22.270 --> 00:12:25.020
  • AND MAKES IT AN OBLIGATION.
  • 00:12:25.030 --> 00:12:27.140
  • SEE WHAT I MEAN?
  • 00:12:27.150 --> 00:12:28.220
  • IT'S EITHER ALL A GIFT, OR IT'S AN OBLIGATION.
  • 00:12:28.230 --> 00:12:31.170
  • IT CAN'T BE BOTH.
  • 00:12:31.180 --> 00:12:33.030
  • AND THAT'S WHY THE BIBLE SAYS
  • 00:12:33.040 --> 00:12:34.210
  • GOD DOESN'T ALLOW US TO DO ANYTHING TO EARN OUR SALVATION.
  • 00:12:34.220 --> 00:12:41.020
  • IT IS THOSE WHO DO NOT WORK WHO EARN ETERNAL LIFE.
  • 00:12:41.030 --> 00:12:45.190
  • THAT IS WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.
  • 00:12:45.200 --> 00:12:46.270
  • "TO THE ONE WHO DOES NOT WORK,
  • 00:12:46.280 --> 00:12:48.270
  • "BUT BELIEVES IN HIM WHO JUSTIFIES THE UNGODLY,
  • 00:12:48.280 --> 00:12:51.260
  • "HIS FAITH IS COUNTED AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."
  • 00:12:51.270 --> 00:12:56.080
  • WHOM DOES GOD FORGIVE?
  • 00:12:56.090 --> 00:12:58.070
  • WHO CAN BE ASSURED
  • 00:12:58.080 --> 00:12:59.190
  • THAT THEY'RE GONNA BE WELCOMED INTO HEAVEN ONE DAY?
  • 00:12:59.200 --> 00:13:01.230
  • FIRST OF ALL, THOSE WHO ADMIT THAT THEY ARE UNGODLY
  • 00:13:01.240 --> 00:13:04.220
  • AND NEED GOD'S FORGIVENESS.
  • 00:13:04.230 --> 00:13:06.110
  • SECONDLY, THOSE WHO REALIZE THEY ARE INCAPABLE
  • 00:13:06.120 --> 00:13:09.050
  • OF EARNING IN ANY WAY THEIR SALVATION.
  • 00:13:09.060 --> 00:13:11.250
  • AND THEN FINALLY, AND THIS IS KEY,
  • 00:13:11.260 --> 00:13:14.100
  • GOD FORGIVES THOSE WHO TRUST IN CHRIST TO SAVE THEM.
  • 00:13:14.110 --> 00:13:18.290
  • LOOK AGAIN AT VERSE FIVE.
  • 00:13:19.000 --> 00:13:20.160
  • "BUT TO THE ONE WHO DOES NOT WORK,
  • 00:13:20.170 --> 00:13:23.030
  • "BUT BELIEVES IN HIM," UNDERLINE THAT,
  • 00:13:23.040 --> 00:13:27.040
  • "BELIEVES IN HIM WHO JUSTIFIES THE UNGODLY,
  • 00:13:27.050 --> 00:13:30.160
  • "HIS FAITH IS RECKONED AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."
  • 00:13:30.170 --> 00:13:34.100
  • EARLIER IN CHAPTER FOUR,
  • 00:13:34.110 --> 00:13:37.130
  • PAUL HAS BEEN EXPLAINING TO THIS MAINLY JEWISH AUDIENCE
  • 00:13:37.140 --> 00:13:40.210
  • HOW SALVATION IS GOD'S GIFT, IT'S NOT OF WORKS,
  • 00:13:40.220 --> 00:13:44.010
  • LEST ANY MAN SHOULD BOAST.
  • 00:13:44.020 --> 00:13:45.150
  • AND AS EXHIBIT A OF THAT TRUTH HE USES ABRAHAM
  • 00:13:45.160 --> 00:13:49.220
  • AS AN EXAMPLE.
  • 00:13:49.230 --> 00:13:51.050
  • NOW YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND, TO A JEWISH AUDIENCE,
  • 00:13:51.060 --> 00:13:53.090
  • ABRAHAM WAS KINDA LIKE GEORGE WASHINGTON IS TO AMERICANS.
  • 00:13:53.100 --> 00:13:56.190
  • HE WAS THE FATHER OF THE COUNTRY,
  • 00:13:56.200 --> 00:13:58.070
  • THE FATHER OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 00:13:58.080 --> 00:14:00.060
  • THERE IS ONE GUY WHO CERTAINLY COULD
  • 00:14:00.070 --> 00:14:02.270
  • INHERIT HEAVEN BASED ON HIS WORKS, COULDN'T HE?
  • 00:14:02.280 --> 00:14:06.030
  • NOT ACCORDING TO WHAT PAUL SAYS.
  • 00:14:06.040 --> 00:14:07.170
  • LOOK IN VERSE THREE OF ROMANS FOUR.
  • 00:14:07.180 --> 00:14:09.040
  • HE SAYS, "FOR WHAT DOES THE SCRIPTURE SAY?
  • 00:14:09.050 --> 00:14:12.070
  • "AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD.
  • 00:14:12.080 --> 00:14:16.110
  • "AND IT," THAT BELIEF, THAT FAITH,
  • 00:14:16.120 --> 00:14:19.130
  • "WAS RECKONED TO ABRAHAM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."
  • 00:14:19.140 --> 00:14:22.250
  • A RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD.
  • 00:14:22.260 --> 00:14:25.080
  • THE EVENT THAT PAUL IS REFERRING TO
  • 00:14:25.090 --> 00:14:27.080
  • GOES BACK TO GENESIS 15:6.
  • 00:14:27.090 --> 00:14:30.260
  • REMEMBER, BEFORE ABRAHAM HAD DONE ANYTHING GOOD,
  • 00:14:30.270 --> 00:14:34.010
  • BEFORE HE HAD BECOME CIRCUMCISED,
  • 00:14:34.020 --> 00:14:36.060
  • WHICH WOULD BE LIKE US BEING BAPTIZED TODAY,
  • 00:14:36.070 --> 00:14:38.230
  • BEFORE ANY GOOD THING ABRAHAM DID,
  • 00:14:38.240 --> 00:14:41.100
  • GOD SAID TO ABRAHAM, "ABRAHAM,
  • 00:14:41.110 --> 00:14:43.170
  • "I'M GONNA MAKE YOU THE FATHER OF OUR GREAT NATION."
  • 00:14:43.180 --> 00:14:47.030
  • "ME?
  • 00:14:47.040 --> 00:14:48.030
  • "I'M 75 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:14:48.040 --> 00:14:49.180
  • "I CAN'T BE THE FATHER OF ONE, MUCH LESS A MULTITUDE."
  • 00:14:49.190 --> 00:14:52.160
  • HE SAID, "ABRAHAM, GO OUTSIDE.
  • 00:14:52.170 --> 00:14:54.230
  • "LOOK INTO THE HEAVENS AND COUNT THE NUMBER OF STARS.
  • 00:14:54.240 --> 00:14:58.140
  • "CAN YOU COUNT THEM?"
  • 00:14:58.150 --> 00:14:59.280
  • NO.
  • 00:14:59.290 --> 00:15:01.060
  • HE SAID, "SO SHALL YOUR DESCENDANTS BE."
  • 00:15:01.070 --> 00:15:06.090
  • AND THEN, GENESIS 15:6 SAYS, "AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD."
  • 00:15:06.100 --> 00:15:14.010
  • AND GOD TOOK THAT BELIEF OF ABRAHAM
  • 00:15:14.020 --> 00:15:16.150
  • AND IN THE GREAT ACCOUNTING ROOM OF HEAVEN THAT FAITH
  • 00:15:16.160 --> 00:15:20.140
  • OF ABRAHAM WAS EXCHANGED FOR GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 00:15:20.150 --> 00:15:25.160
  • AT THAT MOMENT, ABRAHAM WAS DECLARED NOT GUILTY.
  • 00:15:25.170 --> 00:15:28.270
  • HE WAS IN A RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD.
  • 00:15:28.280 --> 00:15:32.160
  • AND PAUL USES THAT SAME WORD, BELIEVE,
  • 00:15:32.170 --> 00:15:35.210
  • TO DESCRIBE HOW WE'RE IN A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 00:15:35.220 --> 00:15:39.090
  • THE WORD BELIEVE DOESN'T JUST MEAN
  • 00:15:39.100 --> 00:15:41.110
  • INTELLECTUAL ASSENT TO A SET OF FACTS.
  • 00:15:41.120 --> 00:15:45.080
  • IT IS A BELIEF THAT MEANS TO TRUST IN,
  • 00:15:45.090 --> 00:15:47.210
  • TO CLING TO, TO PUT YOUR FULL HOPE IN.
  • 00:15:47.220 --> 00:15:51.200
  • TO BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST FOR YOUR SALVATION
  • 00:15:51.210 --> 00:15:55.200
  • DOESN'T MEAN JUST TO BELIEVE INTELLECTUAL FACTS ABOUT JESUS.
  • 00:15:55.210 --> 00:16:00.170
  • IT MEANS TO BELIEVE, TO CLING TO,
  • 00:16:00.180 --> 00:16:03.000
  • TO TRUST IN WHAT JESUS SAID ABOUT HIMSELF,
  • 00:16:03.010 --> 00:16:06.220
  • THAT HE CAME AND DIED ON THE CROSS
  • 00:16:06.230 --> 00:16:09.000
  • TO FORGIVE US OF OUR SINS.
  • 00:16:09.010 --> 00:16:10.160
  • IT MEANS TO TRUST IN THAT AND THAT ALONE FOR OUR SALVATION.
  • 00:16:10.170 --> 00:16:14.110
  • PERHAPS THIS ILLUSTRATION WILL HELP YOU EVEN MORE
  • 00:16:14.120 --> 00:16:17.040
  • UNDERSTAND WHAT BIBLICAL BELIEF IS.
  • 00:16:17.050 --> 00:16:19.280
  • SOME OF OUR FOLKS HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE
  • 00:16:19.290 --> 00:16:22.050
  • BUT IT SO WELL ILLUSTRATES WHAT THE BIBLE MEANS
  • 00:16:22.060 --> 00:16:24.170
  • WHEN IT SAYS BELIEVE.
  • 00:16:24.180 --> 00:16:27.290
  • BELIEVE ISN'T JUST A SET OF INTELLECTUAL FACTS YOU AGREE TO.
  • 00:16:28.000 --> 00:16:33.230
  • I COULD BELIEVE THAT THIS CHAIR IS STURDY,
  • 00:16:33.240 --> 00:16:36.080
  • THAT IT IS WELL MADE,
  • 00:16:36.090 --> 00:16:37.270
  • THAT IT IS CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING MY WEIGHT.
  • 00:16:37.280 --> 00:16:41.050
  • I BELIEVE THAT INTELLECTUALLY.
  • 00:16:41.060 --> 00:16:43.120
  • IS THIS CHAIR SUPPORTING ME?
  • 00:16:43.130 --> 00:16:46.010
  • NO, INTELLECTUAL ASSENT IS NOT ENOUGH.
  • 00:16:46.020 --> 00:16:49.190
  • I COULD SAY, WELL, I KINDA BELIEVE
  • 00:16:49.200 --> 00:16:53.010
  • THAT THIS CHAIR CAN HOLD ME BUT I WANNA HEDGE MY BETS,
  • 00:16:53.020 --> 00:16:56.120
  • AND SO I SIT DOWN, BUT I ALSO PUT SOME WEIGHT ON MY FEET.
  • 00:16:56.130 --> 00:17:01.070
  • I DON'T WANNA PUT MY WHOLE WEIGHT ON IT
  • 00:17:01.080 --> 00:17:02.270
  • 'CAUSE THIS THING COULD BREAK.
  • 00:17:02.280 --> 00:17:05.080
  • IS IT REALLY HOLDING ME?
  • 00:17:05.090 --> 00:17:07.040
  • NO, IT'S MY FEET AS WELL AS THE CHAIR.
  • 00:17:07.050 --> 00:17:10.150
  • TO REALLY BELIEVE IN THIS CHAIR MEANS
  • 00:17:10.160 --> 00:17:12.230
  • I PUT MY FULL WEIGHT IN THIS CHAIR.
  • 00:17:12.240 --> 00:17:16.230
  • NO WEIGHT IN MY FEET.
  • 00:17:16.240 --> 00:17:18.200
  • I TRANSFER THE RESPONSIBILITY FROM MY FEET
  • 00:17:18.210 --> 00:17:22.220
  • COMPLETELY TO THE CHAIR TO SUPPORT ME.
  • 00:17:22.230 --> 00:17:27.070
  • NOW, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT IS THE SAME WAY
  • 00:17:27.080 --> 00:17:29.240
  • WITH BELIEVING IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:17:29.250 --> 00:17:32.180
  • TO BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST DOESN'T MEAN
  • 00:17:32.190 --> 00:17:35.000
  • TO BELIEVE CERTAIN HISTORICAL FACTS ABOUT JESUS.
  • 00:17:35.010 --> 00:17:38.250
  • YOU CAN BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD,
  • 00:17:38.260 --> 00:17:42.140
  • YOU CAN BELIEVE THAT HE DIED FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD,
  • 00:17:42.150 --> 00:17:45.180
  • YOU CAN BELIEVE THAT HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD ON THE THIRD DAY,
  • 00:17:45.190 --> 00:17:48.210
  • AND STILL SPLIT HELL WIDE OPEN WHEN YOU DIE.
  • 00:17:48.220 --> 00:17:52.120
  • DID YOU KNOW THAT?
  • 00:17:52.130 --> 00:17:54.030
  • HOW DO I KNOW THAT?
  • 00:17:54.040 --> 00:17:55.150
  • BECAUSE YOU KNOW THE DEMONS AND SATAN
  • 00:17:55.160 --> 00:17:57.140
  • BELIEVE ALL OF THOSE THINGS ABOUT JESUS?
  • 00:17:57.150 --> 00:18:00.150
  • THEY BELIEVE THAT HE WAS THE SON OF GOD.
  • 00:18:00.160 --> 00:18:02.090
  • WHEN THE DEMONS CONFRONTED JESUS, THEY SAID TO HIM,
  • 00:18:02.100 --> 00:18:05.040
  • "WHY ARE YOU HERE, OH SON OF GOD?"
  • 00:18:05.050 --> 00:18:07.240
  • THEY UNDERSTOOD WHO JESUS WAS.
  • 00:18:07.250 --> 00:18:09.270
  • THEY BELIEVED THAT HE DIED FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:18:09.280 --> 00:18:13.010
  • THEY BELIEVED THAT HE ROSE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD.
  • 00:18:13.020 --> 00:18:15.110
  • IN FACT, THEY BELIEVE THOSE THINGS MORE THAN YOU DO.
  • 00:18:15.120 --> 00:18:20.000
  • MORE THAN I DO.
  • 00:18:20.010 --> 00:18:21.220
  • BECAUSE THEY WERE THERE,
  • 00:18:21.230 --> 00:18:23.030
  • THEY WERE EYEWITNESSES TO THOSE THINGS.
  • 00:18:23.040 --> 00:18:25.180
  • BUT THAT KIND OF BELIEF IS NOT WHAT SAVES YOU.
  • 00:18:25.190 --> 00:18:28.140
  • IT IS WHEN YOU ARE WILLING TO APPROPRIATE
  • 00:18:28.150 --> 00:18:30.210
  • THAT FAITH IN YOUR OWN LIFE,
  • 00:18:30.220 --> 00:18:32.230
  • WHEN YOU COME TO THAT POINT OF DESPERATION,
  • 00:18:32.240 --> 00:18:35.080
  • WHEN YOU BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS YOUR ONLY HOPE OF HEAVEN,
  • 00:18:35.090 --> 00:18:38.210
  • WHEN YOU KNEEL BEFORE OUR HOLY GOD AND YOU SAY,
  • 00:18:38.220 --> 00:18:41.050
  • GOD, I KNOW I AM UNGODLY.
  • 00:18:41.060 --> 00:18:44.260
  • I KNOW I HAVE SINNED.
  • 00:18:44.270 --> 00:18:46.250
  • I KNOW I DESERVE YOUR ETERNAL PUNISHMENT.
  • 00:18:46.260 --> 00:18:50.040
  • BUT I BELIEVE THAT YOU SENT YOUR SON JESUS TO DIE FOR ME,
  • 00:18:50.050 --> 00:18:56.050
  • TO TAKE THE PUNISHMENT ON THE CROSS
  • 00:18:56.060 --> 00:18:57.030
  • THAT I DESERVE TO TAKE FROM YOU.
  • 00:18:57.040 --> 00:18:59.050
  • AND RIGHT NOW I'M TRUSTING IN JESUS AND JESUS ALONE,
  • 00:18:59.060 --> 00:19:03.090
  • NOT MY GOOD WORKS BUT IN JESUS AND JESUS ALONE
  • 00:19:03.100 --> 00:19:06.220
  • TO SAVE ME FROM MY SINS.
  • 00:19:06.230 --> 00:19:09.080
  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS THE MOMENT,
  • 00:19:09.090 --> 00:19:11.000
  • THE INSTANT YOU SAY THAT TO GOD, JUST LIKE ABRAHAM,
  • 00:19:11.010 --> 00:19:15.120
  • GOD TAKES YOUR FAITH, NO MATTER HOW SMALL IT IS,
  • 00:19:15.130 --> 00:19:19.070
  • AND IN THE GREAT ACCOUNTING ROOM OF HEAVEN,
  • 00:19:19.080 --> 00:19:22.180
  • GOD EXCHANGES YOUR LITTLE BIT OF FAITH
  • 00:19:22.190 --> 00:19:25.110
  • FOR HIS EVERLASTING FORGIVENESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 00:19:25.120 --> 00:19:29.290
  • "TO THE ONE WHO DOES NOT WORK,
  • 00:19:30.000 --> 00:19:32.150
  • "BUT BELIEVES IN HIM WHO JUSTIFIES THE UNGODLY,
  • 00:19:32.160 --> 00:19:36.250
  • "HIS FAITH IS COUNTED AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."
  • 00:19:36.260 --> 00:19:42.010
  • AS A YOUNG GIRL, CHARLOTTE ELLIOTT HAD HEARD THAT TRUTH
  • 00:19:42.020 --> 00:19:46.060
  • ALL OF HER LIFE.
  • 00:19:46.070 --> 00:19:48.160
  • ONE DAY, WHEN SHE WAS NINE YEARS OLD,
  • 00:19:48.170 --> 00:19:50.280
  • HER VILLAGE PASTOR CAME BY TO SEE HER.
  • 00:19:50.290 --> 00:19:54.200
  • HE SAID, "CHARLOTTE, ARE YOU READY TO COME TO JESUS TODAY?"
  • 00:19:54.210 --> 00:19:58.140
  • SHE SAID, "PASTOR, I'D LIKE TO,
  • 00:19:58.150 --> 00:19:59.270
  • "BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO COME."
  • 00:19:59.280 --> 00:20:02.270
  • HE SAID, "JUST COME THE WAY YOU ARE."
  • 00:20:02.280 --> 00:20:06.140
  • AND THAT NIGHT LITTLE CHARLOTTE ELLIOTT KNELT BESIDE HER BED
  • 00:20:06.150 --> 00:20:09.210
  • AND SHE PRAYED THIS PRAYER.
  • 00:20:09.220 --> 00:20:11.220
  • "DEAR GOD, MY PASTOR SAID I DON'T HAVE TO WAIT ANY LONGER
  • 00:20:11.230 --> 00:20:15.080
  • "TO COME TO YOU.
  • 00:20:15.090 --> 00:20:16.280
  • "IF YOU WOULD TAKE ME JUST THE WAY I AM,
  • 00:20:16.290 --> 00:20:19.280
  • "I'LL COME TO YOU NOW."
  • 00:20:19.290 --> 00:20:23.030
  • YEARS LATER, AS AN ADULT,
  • 00:20:23.040 --> 00:20:25.090
  • CHARLOTTE ELLIOTT USED THAT EXPERIENCE
  • 00:20:25.100 --> 00:20:28.240
  • TO PEN ONE OF THE MOST LOVED HYMNS OF ALL TIME.
  • 00:20:28.250 --> 00:20:33.150
  • "JUST AS I AM, WITHOUT ONE PLEA,
  • 00:20:33.160 --> 00:20:38.090
  • "BUT THAT THY BLOOD WAS SHED FOR ME,
  • 00:20:38.100 --> 00:20:41.290
  • "AND THAT THOU BIDD'ST ME COME TO THEE,
  • 00:20:42.000 --> 00:20:45.090
  • "O LAMB OF GOD, I COME."
  • 00:20:45.100 --> 00:20:50.130
  • AS A LITTLE GIRL, CHARLOTTE ELLIOTT UNDERSTOOD
  • 00:20:50.140 --> 00:20:54.090
  • A TRUTH SO SIMPLE THAT WISE MEN HAVE STUMBLED OVER IT,
  • 00:20:54.100 --> 00:21:00.030
  • AND THAT TRUTH IS THIS.
  • 00:21:00.040 --> 00:21:01.270
  • TO THE MAN, THE WOMAN, THE BOY, OR GIRL WHO DOES NOT WORK,
  • 00:21:01.280 --> 00:21:08.160
  • BUT BELIEVES IN HIM WHO FORGIVES, JUSTIFIES THE UNGODLY,
  • 00:21:08.170 --> 00:21:14.280
  • GOD TAKES HIS FAITH AND COUNTS IT AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 00:21:14.290 --> 00:21:19.140
  • MUSIC
  • 00:21:19.150 --> 00:21:24.280
  • OF ALL OF THE THINGS WE CAN BE THANKFUL FOR,
  • 00:21:24.290 --> 00:21:27.210
  • AREN'T YOU GLAD TO KNOW THAT JESUS
  • 00:21:27.220 --> 00:21:30.100
  • HAS PAID THE PRICE FOR OUR SIN?
  • 00:21:30.110 --> 00:21:33.060
  • ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS PUT OUR TRUST IN HIM AND HIM ALONE
  • 00:21:33.070 --> 00:21:37.090
  • FOR OUR SALVATION.
  • 00:21:37.100 --> 00:21:39.030
  • WELL, ON THIS THANKSGIVING DAY,
  • 00:21:39.040 --> 00:21:41.080
  • I'M ESPECIALLY GRATEFUL FOR THOSE OF YOU
  • 00:21:41.090 --> 00:21:44.090
  • WHO SUPPORT PATHWAY TO VICTORY FINANCIALLY.
  • 00:21:44.100 --> 00:21:47.240
  • YOUR GENEROUS GIVING IS WHAT MAKES THIS MINISTRY POSSIBLE.
  • 00:21:47.250 --> 00:21:51.180
  • AND RIGHT NOW I'M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE
  • 00:21:51.190 --> 00:21:53.210
  • THAT BECAUSE OF OUR YEAR-END MATCHING CHALLENGE,
  • 00:21:53.220 --> 00:21:56.210
  • EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE WILL BE EFFECTIVELY DOUBLED IN IMPACT
  • 00:21:56.220 --> 00:22:01.060
  • UNTIL WE REACH OUR GOAL
  • 00:22:01.070 --> 00:22:03.060
  • AS WE CONTINUE TO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL
  • 00:22:03.070 --> 00:22:05.250
  • AND IMPACT LIVES FOR JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:22:05.260 --> 00:22:08.280
  • THAT MEANS IF YOU GIVE $100,
  • 00:22:08.290 --> 00:22:11.200
  • IT WILL BE MATCHED BY ANOTHER $100 GIFT,
  • 00:22:11.210 --> 00:22:14.150
  • MAKING YOUR TOTAL GIFT $200.
  • 00:22:14.160 --> 00:22:17.040
  • IF YOU GIVE $1.000,
  • 00:22:17.050 --> 00:22:18.290
  • WE HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE GONNA MATCH THAT AMOUNT
  • 00:22:19.000 --> 00:22:21.110
  • AND MAKE YOUR TOTAL GIFT $2.000.
  • 00:22:21.120 --> 00:22:24.170
  • WHATEVER GOD IS CALLING YOU TO STEP OUT IN FAITH AND GIVE,
  • 00:22:24.180 --> 00:22:28.160
  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFT TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:22:28.170 --> 00:22:32.120
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF HIS WORD.
  • 00:22:32.130 --> 00:22:34.220
  • THANK YOU FOR GIVING GENEROUSLY
  • 00:22:34.230 --> 00:22:36.210
  • TOWARD THE MATCHING CHALLENGE TODAY.
  • 00:22:36.220 --> 00:22:39.170
  • NOW PLEASE STAY RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:22:39.180 --> 00:22:41.000
  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:22:41.010 --> 00:22:45.270
  • [ANNOUNCER] LOOK AROUND YOU
  • 00:22:45.280 --> 00:22:47.130
  • AND YOU'LL SEE A WORLD ON THE BRINK OF PANDEMONIUM.
  • 00:22:47.140 --> 00:22:50.070
  • THE RISE OF RADICAL ISLAM.
  • 00:22:50.080 --> 00:22:52.030
  • REBELLION AGAINST GOD.
  • 00:22:52.040 --> 00:22:53.290
  • BLATANT PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:22:54.000 --> 00:22:56.260
  • ARE WE LIVING IN THE END TIMES?
  • 00:22:56.270 --> 00:22:59.050
  • WELL, WE CAN'T KNOW THE TIMING OF CHRIST'S RETURN,
  • 00:22:59.060 --> 00:23:02.090
  • BUT WE CAN KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THE TIMES IN WHICH WE LIVE.
  • 00:23:02.100 --> 00:23:05.230
  • AND HIS BEST-SELLING BOOK "COUNTDOWN TO THE APOCALYPSE,"
  • 00:23:05.240 --> 00:23:08.210
  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS EXPLAINS
  • 00:23:08.220 --> 00:23:10.150
  • HOW TODAY'S HEADLINES FULFILL ANCIENT BIBLICAL PROPHECIES,
  • 00:23:10.160 --> 00:23:14.070
  • WHAT THE BIBLE REVEALS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF RADICAL ISLAM,
  • 00:23:14.080 --> 00:23:17.170
  • HOW THE UNPRECEDENTED PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS
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