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September 26, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • 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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  • MANY OF US CAN REMEMBER MEMORIZING
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  • THE "LORD'S PRAYER" IN SUNDAY SCHOOL,
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  • AND PERHAPS RECITING EVERY NIGHT BEFORE BED.
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  • BUT THE "LORD'S PRAYER" ISN'T A POEM
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  • OR A CLEVER SAYING TO LEARN AND REPEAT BY ROTE.
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  • IT'S GOD'S INSTRUCTION MANUAL
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  • FOR POWERFUL AND EFFECTIVE PRAYING.
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  • AND TODAY I'M GONNA SHARE WITH YOU AN OVERVIEW
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  • OF THE MODEL JESUS PROVIDED
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  • FOR LAYING OUR REQUEST BEFORE GOD'S THRONE.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED "GOD'S PATTERN FOR PRAYER."
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • MUSIC
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  • FOR JESUS, PRAYER WAS KEY
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  • TO HIS LIFE AND MINISTRY.
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  • SO IF THE SON OF GOD BELIEVED PRAYER WAS IMPORTANT,
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  • HOW MUCH MORE ESSENTIAL IS PRAYER FOR YOU AND ME?
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  • IN HER BRAND NEW BOOK "PRAY BIG THINGS,"
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  • JULIA JEFFRESS SADLER CHALLENGES YOU TO PRAY BIG THINGS
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  • AND EXPERIENCE GOD'S EVEN BIGGER ANSWERS.
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  • ARE YOU READY TO SEE GOD MOVE IN YOUR LIFE
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  • LIKE NEVER BEFORE?
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  • REQUEST THE BOOK "PRAY BIG THINGS"
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • MUSIC
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  • A FEW YEARS AGO, THE SECURITY SERVICE CHIEF OF GAZA
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  • WAS IN A MOTORCADE WHEN SUDDENLY ISRAELI TROOPS
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  • OPENED UP FIRE ON THE MOTORCADE.
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  • THE PANICKED SECURITY CHIEF REACHED FOR THE PHONE IN HIS CAR
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  • AND HE IMMEDIATELY CALLED THE THEN PRESIDENT
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  • OF THE PALESTINIAN LIBERATION ORGANIZATION, YASSER ARAFAT,
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  • AND ASKED ARAFAT IF HE COULD BE OF SOME ASSISTANCE,
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  • THAT HE WAS UNDER FIRE.
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  • YASSER ARAFAT, UPON RECEIVING THE CALL,
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  • PICKED UP THE TELEPHONE CALL
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  • AND HE CALLED THE U. S. AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL
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  • AND PLEADED FOR INTERVENTION.
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  • THE AMBASSADOR IN ISRAEL PICKED UP THE PHONE
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  • AND CALLED US SECRETARY OF STATE AT THAT TIME COLIN POWELL
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  • AND ASKED FOR ASSISTANCE.
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  • WHEN COLIN POWELL HEARD ABOUT THE AMBUSH,
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  • HE PICKED UP THE PHONE AND HE CALLED
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  • THE PRIME MINISTER IN ISRAEL, ARIEL SHARON,
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  • AND ASKED FOR ASSISTANCE.
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  • SHARON SAID YES AND ORDERED A CEASE FIRE.
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  • THAT SECURITY CHIEF'S LIFE WAS SAVED
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  • LITERALLY BECAUSE HE HAD THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS.
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  • HE KNEW WHOM TO CALL.
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  • YOU KNOW, YOU AND I, IF WE'RE CHRISTIANS,
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  • WE HAVE A CONNECTION AVAILABLE TO US
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  • TO SOMEONE INFINITELY MORE POWERFUL
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  • THAN THE SECRETARY OF STATE.
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  • THROUGH PRAYER WE CAN BE CONNECTED
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  • TO THE KING OF KINGS AND THE LORD OF LORDS.
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  • WE CAN CALL TO HIM FOR HIS HELP AT ANY TIME.
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  • AND YET EVEN THOUGH WE POSSES THAT CONNECTION,
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  • IT IS A CONNECTION THAT MOST CHRISTIANS USE
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  • INFREQUENTLY AND INEFFECTIVELY.
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  • AND THAT'S WHY LAST WEEK WE BEGAN A NEW SERIES
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  • ON THE SUBJECT OF PRAYER.
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  • A SERIES I'M CALLING "PRAYERS THAT REALLY WORK."
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  • HOW CAN YOU PRAY IN SUCH A WAY TO CATCH THE ATTENTION OF GOD
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  • AND CALLS HIM TO DO THINGS IN YOUR LIFE
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  • HE OTHERWISE WOULD NOT DO,
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  • THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IN THIS SERIES.
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  • AND THE BASIS OF THIS SERIES
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  • IS THE MOST FAMOUS PRAYER OF HISTORY.
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  • WE CALL IT THE "LORD'S PRAYER."
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES, TURN TO MATTHEW CHAPTER SIX.
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  • MATTHEW CHAPTER SIX.
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  • REMEMBER LAST TIME WE SAW
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  • THAT JESUS TAUGHT US BY HIS OWN EXAMPLE,
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  • THAT PRAYER HAS TO BE A PRIORITY IN OUR LIFE
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  • JUST AS IT WAS IN JESUS' LIFE.
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  • EVEN THOUGH HE WAS THE PERFECT SON OF GOD,
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  • HE CARVED OUT TIME IN HIS SCHEDULE EVERY DAY
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  • TO SPEND LONG PERIODS OF TIME WITH GOD IN PRAYER.
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  • FOR JESUS, PRAYER WASN'T THAT OXYGEN MASK, REMEMBER,
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  • IT WAS OXYGEN ITSELF.
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  • YOU KNOW, ONE REASON MORE OF US DON'T PRAY IS,
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  • MORE OFTEN IS WE REALLY DON'T FEEL
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  • LIKE WE HAVE TIME TO PRAY, DO WE?
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  • I FOUND THESE WORDS FROM OSWALD CHAMBERS
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  • THAT MIGHT BE AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO YOU
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  • WHENEVER YOU THINK YOU'RE TOO BUSY TO PRAY.
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  • CHAMBERS SAYS, "REMEMBER NO ONE HAS TIME TO PRAY.
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  • "WE HAVE TO TAKE TIME FROM OTHERS THINGS THAT ARE VALUABLE
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  • "IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND HOW NECESSARY PRAYER IS.
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  • "THE THINGS THAT ACT LIKE THORNS AND STINGS
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  • "IN OUR PERSONAL LIVES
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  • "WILL GO AWAY INSTANTLY WHEN WE PRAY.
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  • "WE WON'T FEEL THE HURT ANYMORE
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  • "BECAUSE WE HAVE GOD'S POINT OF VIEW ABOUT THOSE PROBLEMS."
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  • JESUS TAUGHT US THAT PRAYER HAS TO BE
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  • A PRIORITY IN OUR LIFE.
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  • BUT THEN JESUS GAVE US THE PATTERN FOR HOW TO PRAY,
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  • BEGINNING IN MATTHEW CHAPTER SIX.
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  • REMEMBER JESUS SAID WHEN YOU PRAY,
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  • DON'T PRAY LIKE THE HYPOCRITES.
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  • THAT WORD HYPOCRITES MEANS AN ACTOR.
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  • DON'T TRY TO PLAY A PART.
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  • DON'T TRY TO LOOK MORE SPIRITUAL THAN YOU ARE WHEN YOU PRAY.
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  • GUARD AGAINST HYPOCRISY.
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  • SECONDLY, HE SAID GUARD AGAINST RITUALISM.
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  • DON'T THINK PRAYER'S SOME SECRET,
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  • MAGICAL THEOLOGICAL FORMULA.
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  • IF YOU CAN JUST GET ALL THE RIGHT WORDS IN THE RIGHT ORDER
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  • SOMEHOW YOU'RE GONNA MAKE GOD ACT.
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  • DON'T THINK GOD IS IMPRESSED BY YOUR VOCABULARY,
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  • BY THE LENGTH OF YOUR PRAYER, THE LOUDNESS OF YOUR PRAYER.
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  • GUARD AGAINST RITUALISM.
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  • INSTEAD, BEGINNING IN VERSE NINE,
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  • JESUS SAID, "WHEN YOU PRAY, PRAY IN THIS WAY."
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  • HE NEVER SAID PRAY THIS PRAYER.
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  • NOWHERE DID GOD MEAN FOR US TO EVER REPEAT
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  • THE "LORD'S PRAYER," THE MODEL PRAYER, WORD FOR WORD.
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  • NOWHERE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT DID ANY APOSTLE
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  • EVER PRAY THIS PRAYER WORD FOR WORD.
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  • INSTEAD, THIS IS A PATTERN FOR HOW TO PRAY.
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  • NOW, BEFORE WE LOOK AT THE FIRST PHRASE IN THIS PRAYER,
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  • I WANNA GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW OF THIS PRAYER.
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  • I REMEMBER HEARING FROM TIME TO TIME
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  • PEOPLE TEACH ABOUT PRAYER AND SAY,
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  • "THE MOST IMMATURE WAY TO PRAY IS TO PRAY FOR YOURSELF.
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  • "IT'S ONLY BABY CHRISTIANS WHO EVER PRAY FOR THEMSELVES.
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  • "AND WHEN WE GROW AS A CHRISTIAN
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  • "WE LEARN NOT TO PRAY FOR OURSELVES.
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  • "THE SECOND LEVEL OF PRAYER IS TO PRAY FOR OTHER PEOPLE.
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  • "BUT THE FINAL, THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PRAYER
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  • "IS NOT PRAYING FOR YOURSELF OR PRAYING FOR OTHER PEOPLE,
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  • "IT'S PRAYING FOR THE GLORY OF GOD."
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  • HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THAT BEFORE?
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  • NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.
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  • YES, WE ARE TO PRAY FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.
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  • IN FACT, HE SAYS HE FOCUSES ON GOD'S GLORY
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  • IN THE BEGINNING OF THE PRAYER, AS WE'LL LOOK AT TODAY.
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  • HE ASCRIBED PRAISE TO GOD IN VERSE NINE.
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  • HE TALKED ABOUT THE PRIORITIES OF GOD IN VERSE 10.
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  • "THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE CONE."
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  • BUT THEN THE FOCUS SHIFTS IN VERSE 11 TO FOCUS ON OUR NEEDS.
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  • THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH TELLING GOD ABOUT YOUR NEEDS.
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  • HE'S VERY INTERESTED IN YOUR NEEDS.
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  • JESUS TAUGHT US TO PRAY FOR PROVISION, VERSE 11.
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  • THE BASICS OF LIFE, FOOD AND WATER.
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  • A PARDON FOR SINS, IN VERSE, 12 WE'RE TO PRAY FOR.
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  • PROTECTION FROM PROBLEMS IN VERSE 13.
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  • AND THEN WE COME AROUND BACK TO CLOSING OUR PRAYER
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  • WITH AGAIN FOCUSING ON GOD'S GLORY.
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  • "FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM."
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  • NOW, WE'RE GONNA LOOK AT THIS FIRST PHRASE TODAY.
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  • THE PHRASE THAT TELLS US THAT WE'RE TO BEGIN WITH PRAISE.
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  • AND THE THEME OF THE SERMON'S VERY SIMPLE TODAY.
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  • WE ARE TO ALWAYS BEGIN WITH PRAISE TO GOD.
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  • OUR PRAYERS SHOULD ALWAYS BEGIN WITH PRAISE TO GOD.
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  • JESUS MODELED THIS WHEN HE BEGAN HIS PRAYER.
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  • REMEMBER HE WAS TEACHING HIS DISCIPLES TO PRAY.
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  • HE SAID, "PRAY IN THIS WAY.
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  • "OUR FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE THY NAME."
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  • IN THOSE TWO PHRASES ARE TWO VERY CRUCIAL CONCEPTS
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  • TO REMEMBER WHEN YOU PRAY.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THE FIRST PHRASE REMINDS US
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  • OF OUR RELATIONSHIP TO GOD.
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  • OUR FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN.
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  • YOU KNOW, YOU'LL NEVER REALLY APPRECIATE THESE WORDS
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  • 'CAUSE WE'VE SAID THEM TOO OFTEN.
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  • YOU'LL NEVER REALLY FULLY APPRECIATE THEM
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  • UNTIL YOU UNDERSTAND THE CULTURE
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  • IN WHICH JESUS LIVED AND SPOKE THESE WORDS.
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  • JOHN MACARTHUR NOTES THAT THE GREEK AND ROMANS
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  • HAD ONE UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE GODS.
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  • THE STOICS AMONG THEM BELIEVED
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  • THAT THE PRIMARY ATTRIBUTE OF THE GODS
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  • WAS THE CHARACTERISTIC OF APATHY.
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT APATHY IS, DON'T YOU?
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  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT APATHY IS?
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  • SOME OF YOU ARE SAYING, "WELL, WHO CARES."
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  • THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT APATHY IS, OKAY?
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  • (AUDIENCE LAUGHS)
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  • THE A IN APATHY, THE ALPHA PRIVATIVE, MEANS WITHOUT.
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  • PATHOS, FEELING.
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  • TO BE APATHETIC IS TO BE WITHOUT FEELING.
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  • AND THE STOICS BELIEVED THAT WAS THE HIGHEST ATTRIBUTE
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  • OF THE GODS.
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  • THEY HAD NO FEELING.
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  • BECAUSE A FEELING GOD WAS A VULNERABLE GOD.
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  • IF THE GODS COULD FEEL LOVE,
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  • THEN IT MEANS THEY COULD ALSO FEEL HURT.
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  • IF THEY COULD FEEL JOY, THEY COULD ALSO FEEL SADNESS.
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  • THEREFORE, THE GODS HAD NO FEELINGS WHATSOEVER.
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  • THE EPICUREANS WHO WERE AMONG THEM
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  • BELIEVED THAT THE GREATEST CHARACTERISTIC OF THE GODS
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  • WAS THE CHARACTERISTIC OF ATARAXIA.
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  • ATARAXIA MEANS COMPLETE CALM AND SERENITY.
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  • THAT IS, NO MATTER WHAT WAS HAPPENING ON EARTH,
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  • THE GODS IN HEAVENS WERE UNMOVED.
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  • AND THAT'S WHY THEY STAYED DETACHED
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  • FROM THE AFFAIRS OF YOU AND ME.
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  • BECAUSE IF THEY GET INVOLVED IN OUR DAILY LIVES
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  • AND WE'RE UPSET, WELL, THEY'RE UPSET.
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  • AND THE GODS HAVE TO REMAIN CALM.
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  • SOME OF OUR AMERICAN FOREFATHERS TOOK THAT IDEA
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  • AND THEY BECAME DEISTS,
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  • LIKE THOMAS JEFFERSON AND BENJAMIN FRANKLIN.
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  • DEISTS WERE PEOPLE WHO BELIEVED THAT GOD EXISTS
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  • BUT THAT HE'S DETACHED FROM HUMAN AFFAIRS.
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  • HE WOUND THIS UNIVERSE UP LIKE AN ALARM CLOCK
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  • AND HE'S LETTING IT WIND DOWN,
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  • BUT HE NEVER INTERVENES IN HUMANITY,
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  • HE NEVER INTERVENES IN HISTORY.
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  • THAT'S WHY DEISTS DON'T BELIEVE
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  • IN THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST FROM THE DEAD OR THE MIRACLES.
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  • THEY BELIEVE GOD IS DETACHED FROM HUMAN BEINGS' EXISTENCE.
  • 00:10:06.290 --> 00:10:11.120
  • THAT WAS THE GREEK ROMAN UNDERSTANDING OF GOD.
  • 00:10:11.130 --> 00:10:14.250
  • NOW, THE JEWS CAME WITH A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
  • 00:10:14.260 --> 00:10:17.120
  • UNDERSTANDING OF GOD.
  • 00:10:17.130 --> 00:10:18.260
  • IT WAS AN UNDERSTANDING THAT WAS SHAPED
  • 00:10:18.270 --> 00:10:20.220
  • BY THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:10:20.230 --> 00:10:22.170
  • THE GREATEST ATTRIBUTE OF GOD
  • 00:10:22.180 --> 00:10:24.150
  • ACCORDING TO DEUTERONOMY 6 WAS GOD IS ONE.
  • 00:10:24.160 --> 00:10:27.120
  • REMEMBER THE GREAT SHEMA OF ISRAEL, DEUTERONOMY 6,
  • 00:10:27.130 --> 00:10:30.060
  • "HEAR, O ISRAEL, THE LORD YOUR GOD IS ONE GOD."
  • 00:10:30.070 --> 00:10:36.270
  • NEVERTHELESS, THAT ONE GOD WAS A DISTANT DEITY TO THE JEWS.
  • 00:10:36.280 --> 00:10:43.050
  • HE WAS SEPARATED FROM MAN.
  • 00:10:43.060 --> 00:10:46.070
  • YOU SEE THAT IN THE MOST HOLY NAME FOR GOD, YAHWEH.
  • 00:10:46.080 --> 00:10:49.050
  • IT WAS THE NAME OF GOD THAT NO HUMAN EVER DARED TO UTTER.
  • 00:10:49.060 --> 00:10:53.220
  • IT'S A NAME THAT WHENEVER IT WAS WRITTEN DOWN
  • 00:10:53.230 --> 00:10:55.240
  • BY THE SCRIBES WHEN THEY COPIED THE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 00:10:55.250 --> 00:10:58.120
  • WHEN A SCRIBE WOULD COPY DOWN THE NAME YAHWEH
  • 00:10:58.130 --> 00:11:00.180
  • HE WOULD THEN THROW HIS PEN AWAY.
  • 00:11:00.190 --> 00:11:02.150
  • YAHWEH WAS A NAME TOO HOLY TO EVER UTTER.
  • 00:11:02.160 --> 00:11:05.220
  • YOU SAW THE SEPARATENESS, THE HOLINESS OF GOD
  • 00:11:05.230 --> 00:11:08.170
  • ILLUSTRATED IN THE DESIGN OF THE TABERNACLE
  • 00:11:08.180 --> 00:11:11.060
  • AND LATER OF THE TEMPLE.
  • 00:11:11.070 --> 00:11:12.150
  • REMEMBER THE HOLY OF HOLIES IN THE TEMPLE?
  • 00:11:12.160 --> 00:11:15.000
  • IT WAS THE PLACE WHERE GOD RESIDED.
  • 00:11:15.010 --> 00:11:17.180
  • NO MAN COULD EVER GO BETWEEN THE CURTAIN
  • 00:11:17.190 --> 00:11:19.260
  • AND COME INTO THE HOLY OF HOLIES.
  • 00:11:19.270 --> 00:11:21.120
  • ONLY THE HIGH PRIEST COULD DO THAT ONCE A YEAR
  • 00:11:21.130 --> 00:11:23.290
  • TO BRING A BLOOD SACRIFICE
  • 00:11:24.000 --> 00:11:25.150
  • TO ATONE FOR THE SINS OF THE PEOPLE.
  • 00:11:25.160 --> 00:11:28.170
  • THAT WAS THE RELATIONSHIP,
  • 00:11:28.180 --> 00:11:29.280
  • THAT WAS THE DISTANCE BETWEEN GOD AND MAN.
  • 00:11:29.290 --> 00:11:33.160
  • BUT MATTHEW 27 VERSE 51 TELLS US
  • 00:11:33.170 --> 00:11:36.150
  • SOMETHING EARTH-SHAKING HAPPENED ONE FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
  • 00:11:36.160 --> 00:11:40.290
  • REMEMBER ON THAT GOOD FRIDAY AFTERNOON
  • 00:11:41.000 --> 00:11:43.010
  • WHEN JESUS CHRIST DIED, REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED?
  • 00:11:43.020 --> 00:11:46.050
  • THE MOMENT HE DIED, THE BIBLE SAYS
  • 00:11:46.060 --> 00:11:48.140
  • THAT CURTAIN IN THE TEMPLE
  • 00:11:48.150 --> 00:11:50.100
  • THAT SEPARATED THE HOLY OF HOLIES,
  • 00:11:50.110 --> 00:11:52.030
  • THE PRESENCE OF GOD FROM EVERYONE ELSE,
  • 00:11:52.040 --> 00:11:54.100
  • THAT CURTAIN WAS TORN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.
  • 00:11:54.110 --> 00:11:58.240
  • YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANT?
  • 00:11:58.250 --> 00:12:00.210
  • WHAT THE RENDING OF THE CURTAIN MEANT?
  • 00:12:00.220 --> 00:12:04.000
  • IT SIMPLY MEANT THE PRIESTS WERE OUT OF A JOB.
  • 00:12:04.010 --> 00:12:06.120
  • SUDDENLY THEY HAD TO GO TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE.
  • 00:12:06.130 --> 00:12:09.010
  • BECAUSE THERE IS NO NEED FOR THEM ANY LONGER.
  • 00:12:09.020 --> 00:12:11.260
  • NO LONGER DID WE NEED A GO-BETWEEN BETWEEN GOD AND US.
  • 00:12:11.270 --> 00:12:15.190
  • WE HAD THE ABILITY TO COME TO GOD DIRECTLY
  • 00:12:15.200 --> 00:12:19.160
  • THROUGH JESUS CHRIST, HIS SON.
  • 00:12:19.170 --> 00:12:21.020
  • YOU SEE, JESUS CHRIST, THE BOOK OF HEBREWS TELLS US,
  • 00:12:21.030 --> 00:12:23.120
  • WAS THE PERFECT HIGH PRIEST
  • 00:12:23.130 --> 00:12:26.120
  • WHO CAME NOT INTO THE HUMAN TEMPLE BUT THE HEAVENLY TEMPLE.
  • 00:12:26.130 --> 00:12:29.110
  • AND HE CAME NOT THROUGH THE BLOOD OF ANIMALS
  • 00:12:29.120 --> 00:12:31.040
  • BUT THROUGH HIS OWN BLOOD.
  • 00:12:31.050 --> 00:12:32.130
  • NOT TO MAKE MULTIPLE ANNUAL SACRIFICES
  • 00:12:32.140 --> 00:12:34.260
  • BUT TO MAKE A ONE-TIME SACRIFICE FOR THE SINS OF THE PEOPLE.
  • 00:12:34.270 --> 00:12:39.120
  • SEE, THE OLD TESTAMENT PATRIARCHS,
  • 00:12:39.130 --> 00:12:43.180
  • THEY BELIEVED IN THE HOLINESS OF GOD.
  • 00:12:43.190 --> 00:12:45.280
  • THEY BELIEVED THAT GOD WAS ONE GOD, THE TRUE GOD.
  • 00:12:45.290 --> 00:12:49.240
  • BUT IT'S INTERESTING, THE TERM FATHER
  • 00:12:49.250 --> 00:12:51.170
  • WAS ONLY USED 14 TIMES IN THE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 00:12:51.180 --> 00:12:54.030
  • AND IT'S ALWAYS IN REFERENCE TO GOD
  • 00:12:54.040 --> 00:12:56.150
  • AS THE FATHER OF THE NATION OF ISRAEL,
  • 00:12:56.160 --> 00:12:59.090
  • NEVER AS THEIR INDIVIDUAL FATHER.
  • 00:12:59.100 --> 00:13:02.020
  • BUT ALL OF THAT CHANGED
  • 00:13:02.030 --> 00:13:03.150
  • THE MOMENT THAT CHRIST MADE THE FINAL PAYMENT
  • 00:13:03.160 --> 00:13:05.250
  • FOR YOUR SINS AND MY SINS.
  • 00:13:05.260 --> 00:13:07.290
  • AND TO SEE HOW OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD HAS CHANGED,
  • 00:13:08.000 --> 00:13:12.070
  • I WANT YOU TO TURN IN YOUR BIBLES TO GALATIANS CHAPTER FOUR,
  • 00:13:12.080 --> 00:13:14.230
  • THE PASSAGE WE READ JUST A MOMENT AGO,
  • 00:13:14.240 --> 00:13:16.240
  • TO SEE WHAT THE DEATH OF CHRIST DID
  • 00:13:16.250 --> 00:13:19.040
  • TO CHANGE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 00:13:19.050 --> 00:13:22.160
  • LOOK AT VERSES FOUR AND SEVEN.
  • 00:13:22.170 --> 00:13:23.230
  • PAUL SAID, "BUT WHEN THE FULLNESS OF TIME CAME,
  • 00:13:23.240 --> 00:13:26.170
  • "GOD SENT FORTH HIS SON,
  • 00:13:26.180 --> 00:13:28.260
  • "BORN OF A WOMAN, BORN UNDER THE LAW,
  • 00:13:28.270 --> 00:13:31.100
  • "SO THAT HE MIGHT REDEEM THOSE WHO WERE UNDER THE LAW,
  • 00:13:31.110 --> 00:13:35.090
  • "THAT WE MIGHT RECEIVE THE,"
  • 00:13:35.100 --> 00:13:38.030
  • AND I WANT YOU TO CIRCLE THIS WORD IN YOUR BIBLE,
  • 00:13:38.040 --> 00:13:40.160
  • "THAT WE MIGHT RECEIVE THE ADOPTION AS SONS.
  • 00:13:40.170 --> 00:13:44.130
  • "BECAUSE YOU ARE SONS, GOD HAS SENT FORTH
  • 00:13:44.140 --> 00:13:46.160
  • "THE SPIRIT OF HIS SON INTO OUR HEARTS,
  • 00:13:46.170 --> 00:13:49.020
  • "CRYING, 'ABBA, FATHER!'
  • 00:13:49.030 --> 00:13:51.240
  • "THEREFORE YOU ARE NO LONGER A SLAVE,
  • 00:13:51.250 --> 00:13:54.140
  • "BUT A," AND CIRCLE THAT WORD, "SON.
  • 00:13:54.150 --> 00:13:57.200
  • "AND IF A SON, YOU ARE THEN AN HEIR," CIRCLE THAT WORD,
  • 00:13:57.210 --> 00:14:01.160
  • "HEIR THROUGH GOD."
  • 00:14:01.170 --> 00:14:03.290
  • ADOPTION, SON, HEIR.
  • 00:14:04.000 --> 00:14:07.140
  • NOW, WHY ARE THESE WORDS SIGNIFICANT?
  • 00:14:07.150 --> 00:14:10.050
  • THE BIBLE USES TWO METAPHORS
  • 00:14:10.060 --> 00:14:12.200
  • TO DESCRIBE HOW WE BECOME A PART OF GOD'S FAMILY.
  • 00:14:12.210 --> 00:14:16.130
  • SOMETIMES THE BIBLE SAYS WE ARE BORN INTO GOD'S FAMILY.
  • 00:14:16.140 --> 00:14:20.240
  • REMEMBER IN JOHN CHAPTER THREE
  • 00:14:20.250 --> 00:14:22.040
  • JESUS SAID TO ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD
  • 00:14:22.050 --> 00:14:23.290
  • YOU HAVE TO BE, WHAT?
  • 00:14:24.000 --> 00:14:25.200
  • BORN AGAIN.
  • 00:14:25.210 --> 00:14:26.280
  • "THAT WHICH IS BORN OF THE FLESH IS FLESH.
  • 00:14:26.290 --> 00:14:28.180
  • "THAT WHICH IS BORN OF THE SPRIT IS SPIRIT."
  • 00:14:28.190 --> 00:14:31.030
  • THAT IS, THOSE OF US WHO COME INTO THIS WORLD,
  • 00:14:31.040 --> 00:14:33.080
  • AND THAT'S EVERY ONE OF US, SPIRITUALLY DEAD
  • 00:14:33.090 --> 00:14:36.050
  • HAVE TO BE MADE SPIRITUALLY ALIVE
  • 00:14:36.060 --> 00:14:38.130
  • TO BECOME A PART OF GOD'S FAMILY.
  • 00:14:38.140 --> 00:14:40.000
  • AND WHEN YOU TRUST IN CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR,
  • 00:14:40.010 --> 00:14:42.180
  • YOU ARE BORN INTO THE FAMILY OF GOD.
  • 00:14:42.190 --> 00:14:45.030
  • THAT'S ONE WAY WE COME INTO GOD'S FAMILY, WE ARE BORN.
  • 00:14:45.040 --> 00:14:48.120
  • BUT THERE'S ANOTHER WORD THAT IS USED
  • 00:14:48.130 --> 00:14:50.010
  • TO DESCRIBE OUR ENTRANCE INTO GOD'S FAMILY.
  • 00:14:50.020 --> 00:14:52.100
  • IT'S THE WORD ADOPTION.
  • 00:14:52.110 --> 00:14:54.210
  • THE BIBLE ALSO SAYS, IN A SENSE,
  • 00:14:54.220 --> 00:14:56.250
  • WE HAVE BEEN ADOPTED INTO GOD'S FAMILY.
  • 00:14:56.260 --> 00:14:59.190
  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT ADOPTION IS?
  • 00:14:59.200 --> 00:15:01.150
  • IT'S THE PROCESS BY WHICH SOMEBODY IS TAKEN FROM ONE FAMILY
  • 00:15:01.160 --> 00:15:05.110
  • AND IS PLACED INTO SOMEONE ELSE'S FAMILY.
  • 00:15:05.120 --> 00:15:09.230
  • IT USED TO BE, AND IT WASN'T THAT LONG AGO,
  • 00:15:09.240 --> 00:15:11.190
  • THAT PEOPLE THOUGHT OF ADOPTION AS AN INFERIOR WAY
  • 00:15:11.200 --> 00:15:15.120
  • FOR SOMEBODY TO ENTER A FAMILY.
  • 00:15:15.130 --> 00:15:17.230
  • YOU KNOW, THE BEST WAY IS THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY,
  • 00:15:17.240 --> 00:15:21.190
  • TO BE BIOLOGICALLY BORN INTO A FAMILY.
  • 00:15:21.200 --> 00:15:24.040
  • BUT IF THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE, THEN YOU ADOPT.
  • 00:15:24.050 --> 00:15:27.000
  • IT WAS KIND OF AN INFERIOR WAY
  • 00:15:27.010 --> 00:15:29.080
  • TO BECOME A PART OF THE FAMILY.
  • 00:15:29.090 --> 00:15:30.180
  • THAT WAS NEVER IN PAUL'S MIND AT ALL.
  • 00:15:30.190 --> 00:15:34.010
  • YOU SEE, IN PAUL'S DAY, IN THE ROMAN HOUSEHOLD,
  • 00:15:34.020 --> 00:15:37.060
  • IF THE FATHER HAD A BIOLOGICAL SON
  • 00:15:37.070 --> 00:15:43.110
  • AND THAT SON GREW UP TO BE A DISAPPOINTMENT TO THE FATHER,
  • 00:15:43.120 --> 00:15:46.240
  • THEN THE FATHER WOULD GO OUT AND HE WOULD CHOOSE ANOTHER SON
  • 00:15:46.250 --> 00:15:51.000
  • AND ADOPT THAT SON TO BECOME A PART OF HIS FAMILY.
  • 00:15:51.010 --> 00:15:55.010
  • AND THAT ADOPTED SON WOULD ACTUALLY RECEIVE
  • 00:15:55.020 --> 00:15:58.020
  • A GREATER PORTION OF THE FATHER'S STATE WHEN HE DIED
  • 00:15:58.030 --> 00:16:01.270
  • THAN THE BIOLOGICAL SON.
  • 00:16:01.280 --> 00:16:03.020
  • WHY IS THAT?
  • 00:16:03.030 --> 00:16:04.000
  • BECAUSE THE BIOLOGICAL SON
  • 00:16:04.010 --> 00:16:05.090
  • WAS A DISAPPOINTMENT TO HIS FATHER.
  • 00:16:05.100 --> 00:16:07.210
  • THE ADOPTED SON WAS ONE WHO WAS CHOSEN BY THE FATHER.
  • 00:16:07.220 --> 00:16:13.170
  • YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, IN MANY WAYS,
  • 00:16:13.180 --> 00:16:15.110
  • ADOPTED CHILDREN ARE MORE SPECIAL THAN
  • 00:16:15.120 --> 00:16:18.230
  • BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN. I MEAN, THINK ABOUT IT, PARENTS.
  • 00:16:18.240 --> 00:16:21.160
  • WE'RE KIND OF STUCK WITH OUR BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN, AREN'T WE?
  • 00:16:21.170 --> 00:16:24.190
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
  • 00:16:24.200 --> 00:16:26.150
  • AND MY KIDS WHO ARE SITTING OVER HERE RIGHT NOW
  • 00:16:26.160 --> 00:16:27.290
  • ARE SAYING, "YEAH, AND WE'RE STUCK WITH YOU, TOO.
  • 00:16:28.000 --> 00:16:29.090
  • "WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY SAY ABOUT THAT."
  • 00:16:29.100 --> 00:16:32.130
  • AND THAT'S TRUE IN A CERTAIN SENSE.
  • 00:16:32.140 --> 00:16:34.010
  • BUT WHEN YOU ADOPT SOMEBODY, THINK ABOUT IT, YOU'RE SAYING
  • 00:16:34.020 --> 00:16:37.140
  • OF ALL OF THE MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD,
  • 00:16:37.150 --> 00:16:40.080
  • I AM CHOOSING YOU TO BE IN MY FAMILY.
  • 00:16:40.090 --> 00:16:44.240
  • NOW THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS GOD HAS DONE FOR US.
  • 00:16:44.250 --> 00:16:47.260
  • OF ALL OF THE PEOPLE GOD HAS CHOSEN, THINK ABOUT THIS,
  • 00:16:47.270 --> 00:16:51.150
  • HE CHOSE YOU.
  • 00:16:51.160 --> 00:16:54.220
  • HE CHOSE YOU TO BE A PART OF HIS FAMILY.
  • 00:16:54.230 --> 00:16:57.110
  • AND WHY DID HE CHOOSE YOU?
  • 00:16:57.120 --> 00:16:58.190
  • BECAUSE YOU'RE BETTER LOOKING OR MORE GIFTED
  • 00:16:58.200 --> 00:17:00.080
  • THAN ANYBODY ELSE?
  • 00:17:00.090 --> 00:17:01.230
  • BECAUSE YOU'RE HOLIER THAN ANYONE ELSE?
  • 00:17:01.240 --> 00:17:03.140
  • NO, THE BIBLE SAYS GOD CHOSE YOU FOR ONE REASON:
  • 00:17:03.150 --> 00:17:08.020
  • BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU.
  • 00:17:08.030 --> 00:17:09.240
  • YOUR ADOPTION WAS ALL OF GRACE.
  • 00:17:09.250 --> 00:17:13.000
  • YOU DIDN'T CHOOSE GOD, GOD CHOSE YOU, THE BIBLE SAYS,
  • 00:17:13.010 --> 00:17:17.230
  • TO BE A PART OF HIS FAMILY.
  • 00:17:17.240 --> 00:17:19.230
  • AND WHEN YOU'RE ADOPTED INTO THE FAMILY,
  • 00:17:19.240 --> 00:17:21.170
  • NOTICE WHAT PAUL SAYS HERE,
  • 00:17:21.180 --> 00:17:23.060
  • YOU DON'T COME IN AS A SECOND-CLASS MEMBER OF THE HOUSEHOLD,
  • 00:17:23.070 --> 00:17:25.130
  • YOU DON'T COME IN AS A SLAVE.
  • 00:17:25.140 --> 00:17:27.060
  • YOU COME AS A SON, THAT IS,
  • 00:17:27.070 --> 00:17:29.140
  • WITH ALL OF THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF A BIOLOGICAL SON.
  • 00:17:29.150 --> 00:17:32.290
  • IN GOD'S FAMILY, YOU COME INTO HIS FAMILY
  • 00:17:33.000 --> 00:17:34.230
  • WITH ALL OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES AND THE RIGHTS
  • 00:17:34.240 --> 00:17:37.270
  • THAT JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF, THE FIRST SON OF GOD, HAD.
  • 00:17:37.280 --> 00:17:42.160
  • YOU HAVE BEEN ADOPTED INTO HIS FAMILY
  • 00:17:42.170 --> 00:17:44.130
  • AND BECAUSE OF THAT, PAUL SAYS,
  • 00:17:44.140 --> 00:17:45.270
  • "YOU CAN COME BEFORE HIM WITH YOUR HEART CRYING OUT,
  • 00:17:45.280 --> 00:17:48.040
  • "SAYING, 'ABBA, FATHER!'"
  • 00:17:48.050 --> 00:17:52.000
  • NOW WHAT DOES THAT MEAN, ABBA?
  • 00:17:52.010 --> 00:17:54.150
  • IT'S NOT A SINGING GROUP, OKAY?
  • 00:17:54.160 --> 00:17:55.270
  • THAT CAME LATER, OKAY?
  • 00:17:55.280 --> 00:17:58.090
  • THE WORD ABBA IS AN ARAMAIC TERM OF ENDEARMENT FOR FATHER.
  • 00:17:58.100 --> 00:18:03.010
  • FOR A PALESTINIAN BOY OR GIRL WHO WAS BORN INTO A FAMILY,
  • 00:18:03.020 --> 00:18:06.080
  • THE FIRST WORD THEY LEARNED WAS THE WORD IMMAH, MOMMY, MAMA.
  • 00:18:06.090 --> 00:18:10.140
  • THE SECOND WORD THEY WOULD LEARN WAS THE WORD ABBA.
  • 00:18:10.150 --> 00:18:14.080
  • IT MEANS DADDY, PAPA.
  • 00:18:14.090 --> 00:18:18.090
  • JESUS SAID WHEN YOU COME INTO THE PRESENCE OF GOD,
  • 00:18:18.100 --> 00:18:20.140
  • IF YOU'RE RELATED TO HIM THROUGH CHRIST JESUS,
  • 00:18:20.150 --> 00:18:22.130
  • IF YOU'RE A PART OF HIS FAMILY,
  • 00:18:22.140 --> 00:18:23.270
  • YOU CAN COME TO HIM SAYING, "DADDY, PAPA."
  • 00:18:23.280 --> 00:18:30.200
  • NOW, HONESTLY, SOME PEOPLE HAVE TROUBLE WITH THAT.
  • 00:18:30.210 --> 00:18:34.230
  • THEY HAVE TROUBLE THINKING OF GOD IN SUCH INTIMATE TERMS,
  • 00:18:34.240 --> 00:18:38.120
  • MAINLY BECAUSE OF THE BIOLOGICAL FATHER THEY HAVE.
  • 00:18:38.130 --> 00:18:42.290
  • SOME OF YOU LISTENING TODAY,
  • 00:18:43.000 --> 00:18:44.120
  • YOU HAVE FATHERS THAT MAYBE WERE COLD AND DISTANT
  • 00:18:44.130 --> 00:18:48.210
  • AND DETACHED FROM YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:18:48.220 --> 00:18:50.160
  • AND IT'S HARD FOR YOU TO PICTURE GOD
  • 00:18:50.170 --> 00:18:53.100
  • AS A LOVING, CARING FATHER.
  • 00:18:53.110 --> 00:18:56.040
  • AND IF THAT'S TRUE FOR YOU,
  • 00:18:56.050 --> 00:18:57.120
  • I WANNA ENCOURAGE YOU WHEN YOU PRAY
  • 00:18:57.130 --> 00:18:59.260
  • DON'T THINK OF THE FATHER YOU HAVE.
  • 00:18:59.270 --> 00:19:03.260
  • THINK OF THE FATHER YOU WISH YOU HAD
  • 00:19:03.270 --> 00:19:06.090
  • WHEN YOU COME BEFORE GOD.
  • 00:19:06.100 --> 00:19:09.030
  • AND DADS HERE TODAY WHO ARE LISTENING TO THIS MESSAGE,
  • 00:19:09.040 --> 00:19:11.050
  • ON TELEVISION OR HERE IN THE SANCTUARY,
  • 00:19:11.060 --> 00:19:13.040
  • REMEMBER THIS.
  • 00:19:13.050 --> 00:19:15.030
  • YOUR CHILD'S ATTITUDE TOWARD GOD IS LARGELY GONNA BE SHAPED
  • 00:19:15.040 --> 00:19:19.260
  • BY THEIR ATTITUDE TOWARD YOU.
  • 00:19:19.270 --> 00:19:22.270
  • IF THEY SEE YOU AS A COLD, UNCARING, DISTANT PERSON,
  • 00:19:22.280 --> 00:19:26.290
  • THEY'RE GONNA VIEW GOD IN THAT SAME WAY, TOO.
  • 00:19:27.000 --> 00:19:29.090
  • THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU DO
  • 00:19:29.100 --> 00:19:30.220
  • IS MODEL THE CHARACTER OF GOD TO YOUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:19:30.230 --> 00:19:35.010
  • EVERETT PULHAM WAS A MISSIONARY TO NIGERIA.
  • 00:19:35.020 --> 00:19:37.190
  • HE TELLS ABOUT A YOUNG MAN, AN AFRICAN MAN,
  • 00:19:37.200 --> 00:19:41.060
  • WHO WAS CONVERTED.
  • 00:19:41.070 --> 00:19:43.210
  • AND HE SAID THERE WAS ONE TRUTH THIS AFRICAN SAID
  • 00:19:43.220 --> 00:19:47.100
  • CAPTURED HIS HEART MORE THAN ANYTHING OTHER.
  • 00:19:47.110 --> 00:19:49.260
  • THIS MAN SAID, "BEHIND THE UNIVERSE STANDS ONE GOD.
  • 00:19:49.270 --> 00:19:53.110
  • "NOT A GREAT NUMBER OF WARRING SPIRITS,
  • 00:19:53.120 --> 00:19:55.150
  • "AS WE HAD ALWAYS BELIEVED, BUT ONE GOD.
  • 00:19:55.160 --> 00:19:58.230
  • "AND THAT GOD LOVES ME."
  • 00:19:58.240 --> 00:20:01.010
  • THAT'S WHAT CALLS THAT AFRICAN TO COME TO CHRIST.
  • 00:20:01.020 --> 00:20:03.140
  • THERE'S ONE GOD, YES, BUT HE IS A GOD WHO LOVES ME.
  • 00:20:03.150 --> 00:20:07.220
  • WHEN YOU COME INTO THE PRESENCE OF GOD IN PRAYER,
  • 00:20:07.230 --> 00:20:10.050
  • REMEMBER, YOU HAVE A FATHER WHO LOVES YOU.
  • 00:20:10.060 --> 00:20:14.070
  • OUR DADDY, OUR PAPA WHO IS IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:20:14.080 --> 00:20:16.290
  • HE'S A POWERFUL MONARCH, BUT HE IS A LOVING FATHER.
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  • ONE WRITER NOTES THAT DURING THE PRESIDENCY
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  • OF JOHN F. KENNEDY THERE'S PERHAPS ONE PICTURE
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  • THAT BEST CAPTURES HIS PRESIDENCY,
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  • ONE THAT WE WILL REMEMBER MORE THAN MAYBE ANY OTHER PICTURE.
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  • I BET YOU RECALL THAT IT'S THE PICTURE OF KENNEDY
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  • AT HIS DESK IN THE OVAL OFFICE WORKING,
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  • AND BENEATH THE DESK IN AN OPEN SPACE
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  • THERE IS HIS YOUNG SON JOHN-JOHN PLAYING AWAY
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  • WHILE THE PRESIDENT'S WORKING.
  • 00:20:46.100 --> 00:20:48.290
  • WHY DID THAT PICTURE CAPTIVATE PEOPLE?
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  • BECAUSE IT DEMONSTRATED THE TWO UNIQUE ROLES
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  • PRESIDENT KENNEDY HAD.
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  • YES, HE HAD THE MOST POWERFUL LEADER IN THE FREE WORLD.
  • 00:20:55.010 --> 00:20:58.290
  • BUT HE WAS ALSO A DADDY, A PAPA.
  • 00:20:59.000 --> 00:21:03.280
  • NOW, I WAS A LITTLE BOY WHEN THAT PICTURE WAS TAKEN.
  • 00:21:03.290 --> 00:21:07.090
  • AND JOHN F. KENNEDY WAS MY PRESIDENT TOO.
  • 00:21:07.100 --> 00:21:11.000
  • BUT I DON'T RECALL GETTING ANY INVITATION
  • 00:21:11.010 --> 00:21:12.220
  • TO COME AND PLAY IN THE OVAL OFFICE BACK THEN.
  • 00:21:12.230 --> 00:21:15.140
  • IN FACT, I KINDA RESENTED THAT.
  • 00:21:15.150 --> 00:21:17.090
  • I MEAN, WHY IS THAT?
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  • HE WAS MY PRESIDENT, JUST LIKE HE WAS JOHN-JOHN'S PRESIDENT.
  • 00:21:18.270 --> 00:21:22.060
  • NOW, HE WAS MY PRESIDENT, BUT HE WASN'T MY DADDY,
  • 00:21:22.070 --> 00:21:25.180
  • HE WASN'T MY PAPA.
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  • THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT GOT TO COME INTO THE OVAL OFFICE
  • 00:21:28.070 --> 00:21:29.270
  • WERE THOSE THOUGH HAD DIRECT ACCESS TO THE PRESIDENT.
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  • IT'S THE SAME WAY WITH US.
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  • GOD IS THE GOD OF ALL OF US,
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  • BUT ONLY THOSE WHO ARE RELATED TO HIM
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  • BY FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST HAVE ACCESS,
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  • ARE INVITED TO COME INTO HIS PRESENCE
  • 00:21:44.030 --> 00:21:46.160
  • AND EXPERIENCE THAT INTIMACY THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO CALL HIM
  • 00:21:46.170 --> 00:21:50.090
  • OUR DADDY, OUR PAPA, WHO IS IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:21:50.100 --> 00:21:53.210
  • WE SING A LOT ABOUT THE NAME OF GOD.
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  • WE'RE CONSTANTLY TALKING ABOUT THE NAME OF GOD.
  • 00:21:56.130 --> 00:21:59.050
  • WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT GOD'S NAME?
  • 00:21:59.060 --> 00:22:02.260
  • LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT THE BIG DEAL IS.
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  • IN PSALM 9:10, THE BIBLE SAYS,
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  • "THEY THAT KNOW THY NAME WILL PUT THEIR TRUST IN THEE."
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  • WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THAT GOD IS JEHOVAH JIREH,
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  • THE ONE WHO PROVIDES,
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  • OR JEHOVAH RAPHA, THE GOD WHO HEALS,
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  • OR JEHOVAH SABAOTH, THE LORD OF HOSTS.
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  • WHEN UNDERSTAND THE NAMES OF GOD
  • 00:22:21.090 --> 00:22:23.210
  • THAT DESCRIBE HIS CHARACTER,
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  • WHEN YOU REALLY UNDERSTAND WHO GOD IS,
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  • THEN YOU WILL TRUST HIM.
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