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A Life of Endurance

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December 11, 2019
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Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah

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A Life of Endurance

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  • Dr. David Jeremiah:
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Ea
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of u
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us ha
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has ju
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has just
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has just o
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has just one
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has just one l
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has just one lif
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has just one life
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has just one life to
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has just one life to l
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has just one life to liv
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has just one life to live.
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  • Ou
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  • Our li
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  • Our life
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  • Our life s
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  • Our life sho
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  • Our life shoul
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  • Our life should
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  • Our life should co
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  • Our life should coun
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  • Our life should count.
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  • It should
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  • It should ma
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  • It should matt
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  • It should matter
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  • It should matter.
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  • It
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  • It s
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  • It sho
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  • It shoul
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  • It should
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  • It should ha
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  • It should have
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  • It should have p
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  • It should have pur
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  • It should have purpo
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  • It should have purpose
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  • It should have purpose a
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  • It should have purpose and
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  • It should have purpose and,
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  • It should have purpose and,
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  • It should have purpose and,
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  • It should have purpose and, fr
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  • It should have purpose and, fran
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  • It should have purpose and, frankl
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly,
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, i
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, it
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, it sh
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, it shou
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, it should
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, it should b
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, it should be
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, it should be am
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, it should be amaz
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, it should be amazin
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, it should be amazing.
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  • But
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  • But as
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  • But as I
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  • But as I l
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  • But as I loo
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  • But as I look
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  • But as I look ar
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  • But as I look arou
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  • But as I look around
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  • But as I look around m
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  • But as I look around me,
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  • But as I look around me,
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  • But as I look around me,
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  • But as I look around me, I
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  • But as I look around me, I se
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  • But as I look around me, I see
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  • But as I look around me, I see li
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  • But as I look around me, I see live
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  • But as I look around me, I see lives
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  • But as I look around me, I see lives li
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  • But as I look around me, I see lives live
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  • But as I look around me, I see lives lived
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  • But as I look around me, I see lives lived in
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  • But as I look around me, I see lives lived in d
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  • But as I look around me, I see lives lived in dis
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  • But as I look around me, I see lives lived in disar
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  • But as I look around me, I see lives lived in disarra
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  • But as I look around me, I see lives lived in disarray,
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  • in defeat,
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  • in defeat, a
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  • in defeat, and
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  • in defeat, and d
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  • in defeat, and dis
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  • in defeat, and disco
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  • in defeat, and discour
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  • in defeat, and discourag
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  • in defeat, and discouragem
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  • in defeat, and discouragemen
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  • in defeat, and discouragement.
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  • I've
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  • I've bee
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  • I've been
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  • I've been de
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  • I've been deep
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  • I've been deeply
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  • I've been deeply b
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  • I've been deeply bur
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  • I've been deeply burde
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  • I've been deeply burdene
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  • I've been deeply burdened
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  • I've been deeply burdened ab
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  • I've been deeply burdened abou
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  • I've been deeply burdened about
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  • I've been deeply burdened about
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  • I've been deeply burdened about th
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  • I've been deeply burdened about this
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  • I've been deeply burdened about this b
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  • I've been deeply burdened about this bec
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  • I've been deeply burdened about this becau
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  • I've been deeply burdened about this because
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  • I've been deeply burdened about this because,
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  • I've been deeply burdened about this because, yo
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  • I've been deeply burdened about this because, you
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  • I've been deeply burdened about this because, you se
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  • I've been deeply burdened about this because, you see,
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  • an u
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  • an unf
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  • an unful
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  • an unfulfi
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  • an unfulfill
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  • an unfulfilled
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  • an unfulfilled l
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  • an unfulfilled lif
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  • an unfulfilled life
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  • an unfulfilled life
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  • an unfulfilled life is
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  • an unfulfilled life is j
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  • an unfulfilled life is jus
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  • an unfulfilled life is just
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  • an unfulfilled life is just no
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  • an unfulfilled life is just no w
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  • an unfulfilled life is just no way
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  • an unfulfilled life is just no way t
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  • an unfulfilled life is just no way to
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  • an unfulfilled life is just no way to ex
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  • an unfulfilled life is just no way to exis
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  • an unfulfilled life is just no way to exist.
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  • And
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  • And fr
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  • And from
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  • And from w
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  • And from wha
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  • And from what
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  • And from what I
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  • And from what I re
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  • And from what I read
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  • And from what I read i
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  • And from what I read in
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  • And from what I read in th
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  • And from what I read in the
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  • And from what I read in the
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  • And from what I read in the
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  • And from what I read in the Sc
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  • And from what I read in the Scri
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  • And from what I read in the Script
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  • And from what I read in the Scriptur
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  • And from what I read in the Scripture,
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  • And from what I read in the Scripture, G
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  • And from what I read in the Scripture, God
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  • And from what I read in the Scripture, God p
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  • And from what I read in the Scripture, God pro
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  • And from what I read in the Scripture, God promi
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  • And from what I read in the Scripture, God promise
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  • And from what I read in the Scripture, God promises
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  • And from what I read in the Scripture, God promises us
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  • a
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  • a li
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  • a life
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  • a life o
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  • a life of
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  • a life of bl
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  • a life of bles
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  • a life of blessi
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  • a life of blessing
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  • a life of blessings
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  • a life of blessings be
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  • a life of blessings beyo
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  • a life of blessings beyond
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  • a life of blessings beyond o
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  • a life of blessings beyond our
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  • a life of blessings beyond our
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  • a life of blessings beyond our
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  • a life of blessings beyond our co
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  • a life of blessings beyond our comp
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  • a life of blessings beyond our compre
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  • a life of blessings beyond our comprehe
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  • a life of blessings beyond our comprehens
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  • a life of blessings beyond our comprehensio
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  • a life of blessings beyond our comprehension,
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  • a life of blessings beyond our comprehension, l
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  • a life of blessings beyond our comprehension, lit
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  • a life of blessings beyond our comprehension, liter
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  • a life of blessings beyond our comprehension, literal
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  • a life of blessings beyond our comprehension, literally
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  • a
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  • a li
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  • a life
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  • a life b
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  • a life bey
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  • a life beyon
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  • a life beyond
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  • a life beyond am
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  • a life beyond amaz
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  • a life beyond amazin
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  • a life beyond amazing.
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  • So
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  • So I
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  • So I a
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  • So I ask
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  • So I asked
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  • So I asked a
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  • So I asked a f
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  • So I asked a few
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  • So I asked a few f
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  • So I asked a few fri
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  • So I asked a few frien
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  • So I asked a few friends
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  • So I asked a few friends
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  • So I asked a few friends
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  • So I asked a few friends of
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  • So I asked a few friends of m
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  • So I asked a few friends of min
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  • So I asked a few friends of mine,
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  • So I asked a few friends of mine, f
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  • So I asked a few friends of mine, fri
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  • So I asked a few friends of mine, frien
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  • So I asked a few friends of mine, friends
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  • So I asked a few friends of mine, friends w
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  • So I asked a few friends of mine, friends who
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  • So I asked a few friends of mine, friends who I
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  • So I asked a few friends of mine, friends who I b
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: I wanna thank you for joining me today.
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  • I like to tell people the hard thing about being
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  • a Christian is it's so daily.
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  • You know, you wake up every morning and it's there
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  • for you to live and it's not a 100-yard dash.
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  • It's a marathon run.
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  • And in Hebrews 10 it says: "You have need of endurance,"
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  • and I go, "Amen, we do."
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  • Endurance or patience is being able to hang in there when the
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  • going gets tough and not give up and keep working toward the goal
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  • that God has put towards you, and one of the problems of
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  • developing endurance in your life is that one of God's tools
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  • for developing it is adversity.
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  • And you have to learn how to embrace your adversity
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  • because the Bible says that "tribulation works patience."
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  • And so if you want to have endurance,
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  • you have to go through stuff.
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  • How do we keep going when we don't want
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  • to keep going anymore?
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  • Now, let's talk about it.
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  • Kirk, how do you do that?
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  • Kirk Cousins: Well, it is a challenge.
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  • As an athlete, we know all about endurance and you get winded
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  • and you literally, you know, are tired, physically tired.
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  • And then not to mention how a career can drag on and you have
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  • to keep going out there on the days your body doesn't feel like
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  • it and the days that you wish you could sleep in or that you
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  • wish you could have a bye week, you know?
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  • Those aren't there and you have to keep pushing.
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  • But the same is true in our spiritual walk and it all
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  • is connected in the sense that when you're spiritually healthy
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  • and you have endurance from a spiritual standpoint then,
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  • typically, I've found, you tend to have endurance
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  • in your career, you tend to have endurance in your relationships,
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  • you tend to have endurance in every area of your life because
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  • the spiritual qualities that you talked about before, when those
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  • are intact, you're able to handle the adversity
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  • that comes your way.
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  • But I think all of us have those adversity stories and the
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  • challenges and I've read his books and heard of some moments
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  • where he's been under his desk, you know, praying, "Lord,"
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  • you know, "I'm facing adversity, what are you gonna do?"
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  • And the Lord has brought him out of it and it's developed
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  • character and it's provided a testimony for a guy like me
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  • to learn from, so.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: David, I don't think I read that part
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  • in your book about you being under the desk.
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  • Maybe you should tell us about that.
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  • David Green: Well, in 1985, the banks were threatening to
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  • foreclose on us and it was very,
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  • very, very difficult times, like we all go through
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  • at some time or another.
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  • And so I found myself under my desk, you know,
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  • month in, month out, it seemed like it was year in,
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  • year out, you know, just trying to cry out to God and find out,
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  • you know, what I needed to do
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  • and what I needed to change because I really felt like
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  • it was a test for me personally and God wanted to take me
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  • to another level.
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  • At the time, we only had 12 stores
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  • and I think God wanted me to have 1200 stores
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  • but I had almost too much pride for 12 stores.
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  • And so I think it was really a thing God was speaking
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  • to me about my pride.
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  • And so it was a good thing.
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  • It was the worst time of my life but also the best times
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  • in my life.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: So you look back on it now and you realize
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  • that that was a building block that God was putting together
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  • for you?
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  • David: We have to, every day, work to make sure that we give
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  • God the glory for everything he does in our life.
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  • Bobby Schuller: Stress helps us understand:
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  • "This is what matters."
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  • I think one of the most stressful experiences
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  • in my life was my son.
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  • He's had epilepsy so why is my son sick?
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  • I need to do ministry, like, and he needs to live a good life
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  • and I don't--we don't-- my wife is crying at night and,
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  • like, how can this be for your glory?
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  • But we watched-- and so, we invited Christ
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  • in the midst of all those difficult situations.
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  • He builds us deeper with each other so I grow
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  • in my relationship with my son,
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  • with my wife, and the stress of life
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  • actually makes us stronger just like the stress of a gym
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  • makes your body stronger.
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  • You look at Paul, I mean, that guy was under
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  • a lot of stress.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: You know what's really true?
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  • And now, David, you said it and you all have agreed to it.
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  • Prosperity is not a very good teacher.
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  • But adversity is a very good teacher.
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  • And most of the people whose lives I've read in books that
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  • have succeeded have said that they learned the most important
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  • things about life and how it works and how it's supposed
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  • to work when they went through the dark times, not through
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  • the successful times.
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  • Endurance is a very important issue and I think more important
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  • now than maybe ever before.
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  • We gotta make sure that we don't quit.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: As I sat with my friends and reflected on what
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  • was shared, I was once again reminded that endurance
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  • is a decision, a decision that transforms one's life and in the
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  • next few minutes I will share with you how a life of endurance
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  • is necessary to live a life beyond amazing.
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  • male announcer: What are the signs
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  • of a life beyond amazing?
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  • Among them, joy that is not dependent on circumstance,
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  • integrity that settles for no exceptions,
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  • and self-discipline that stands firm.
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  • But how do you get them into your life?
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  • It takes a decision; actually, nine decisions each day
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  • to commit these into your heart and actions.
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  • Discover the steps to the life of blessings God has for you
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  • "A Life of Endurance."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Almost every day when I'm in San Diego,
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  • I go to a gym to work out with a trainer.
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  • I know you think it should be more obvious, but I do.
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  • My trainer is a guy named Todd Durkin.
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  • He's one of the best trainers in the country, one of
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  • the best things that happened to me in recent years.
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  • Turned out to be a great friend.
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  • Beside the fact that he's an incredible physical fitness
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  • expert and a dynamic motivator, Todd Durkin is also
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  • a Christ follower.
  • 00:08:06.240 --> 00:08:09.060
  • And we often talk about the similarities
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  • of physical training and spiritual training.
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  • Recently, we were talking about weight lifting
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  • and the two approaches that athletes adopt
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  • when they're in training.
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  • And here's what I learned.
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  • Heavy weights lifted fewer times in succession produce
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  • greater strength.
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  • Lighter weights lifted with more repetitions produce
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  • greater endurance.
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  • When it comes to life, most of us can lift
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  • a heavy weight now and then.
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  • We only have to do it once or twice.
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  • In other words, major problems that come and then go away
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  • quickly, we can deal with that.
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  • But for me, for me it's not the big problems
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  • that are the hardest.
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  • For me, the problems that are the toughest to overcome
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  • are the problems that never seem to get solved, the ones
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  • that keep coming back.
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  • And I believe that God wants you and me to be strong men
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  • and women of faith.
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  • And to achieve that, we have to become men and women
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  • of resilience and endurance.
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  • If I cannot stand strong under the adversity of unrelenting
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  • pressure, I will lose the joy of my journey and be not
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  • very valuable as a warrior of the faith.
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  • There's a verse in the Bible that never ceases
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  • to challenge me.
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  • It's Hebrews 10:36,
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  • and I want you to read it with me out loud.
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  • It's real short.
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  • Are you ready? Here we go.
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  • "You have need of endurance."
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  • You also have need of a little volume.
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  • Let's try that again.
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  • All right, here we go.
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  • "You have need of endurance."
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  • And now, just to make sure you got it, turn to your neighbor
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  • and say to your neighbor: "You have need of endurance."
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  • All right, for me, endurance is needed because,
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  • as someone once told me, the Christian life is so daily.
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  • It requires a sustained determination.
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  • And that's why God wants to infuse in you and in me this
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  • can-do attitude of supernatural endurance and perseverance.
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  • We cannot give up in the midst of the stress.
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  • Stress we will have; what we do with it's our decision.
  • 00:10:21.190 --> 00:10:25.080
  • "Therefore do not cast away your confidence,
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  • which has great reward.
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  • For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done
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  • the will of God, you may receive the promise."
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  • We have need of endurance.
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  • We need to remember, all of us, that the Christian life
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  • is not a 100-yard dash.
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  • It's a marathon run.
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  • As we mentioned already, it's so daily.
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  • You get up every morning and there it is, the Christian life
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  • staring you right in the face.
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  • What are you gonna do with it today?
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  • How are you gonna respond when you go through the trouble that
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  • always accompanies life for us?
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  • So here, from the 58th book of the Bible,
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  • here from the book of Hebrews, are some strategies to help you
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  • develop this quality of endurance in your life.
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  • And let me just take them one by one,
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  • and we'll explore them from this book.
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  • First of all, embrace your adversity.
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  • You say, "Pastor, I have heard you say a lot of things.
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  • That's the most counterintuitive thing I have ever heard
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  • in my life.
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  • Whoever in the world embraces their adversity?"
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  • But the Bible is very clear that the way God teaches his children
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  • endurance is through adversity.
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  • So often when stuff happens to me that I wasn't expecting,
  • 00:11:36.290 --> 00:11:39.130
  • had a few of those things recently,
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  • I'm tempted first of all to ask why.
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  • And I've told you before, you can ask God why
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  • all you want.
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  • He's just not obligated to answer.
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  • But I think our question ought not to be why all the time.
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  • Perhaps it ought to be what.
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  • "Well, God, what do you wanna do with my life during this time?
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  • What do you want me to learn?
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  • How can I embrace my adversity to become a more enduring
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  • follower of Christ?"
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  • Here's the second thing.
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  • Surround yourself with champions.
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  • Once again from the book of Hebrews,
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  • this time from the 12th chapter.
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  • The 12th chapter of Hebrews, as you know,
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  • begins with the word "Therefore."
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  • In order to understand the "therefore" of Hebrews 12,
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  • you have to understand the content of Hebrews 11
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  • and most of you already do.
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  • You may not remember that it's Hebrews 11 but you know there's
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  • a chapter in the Bible where all of the Old Testament saints
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  • are listed and they're given accolades for their faith and
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  • for their faithfulness to God and for their endurance
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  • and they're champions.
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  • Hebrews 11 is often called the Hall of Fame of the Bible,
  • 00:12:43.100 --> 00:12:46.260
  • or the Hall of Faith of the Bible.
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  • Hebrews 12, verse 1,
  • 00:12:50.070 --> 00:12:52.060
  • makes sure we understand how important that chapter is
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  • because here's what it says.
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  • Now let me finish the verse: "Therefore we also, since we are
  • 00:12:56.230 --> 00:13:02.020
  • surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us run
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  • with endurance the race that is set before us."
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  • I need you to understand that you will never know the value of
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  • Hebrews 11 unless you understand that the witnesses of Hebrews 11
  • 00:13:14.070 --> 00:13:18.020
  • are not seeing witnesses; they're saying witnesses.
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  • They're speaking to us out of history about their victories
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  • and we learn about them through studying their lives and
  • 00:13:27.000 --> 00:13:29.210
  • following their faith journey and watching how God
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  • used them in a mighty way.
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  • When you're going through something,
  • 00:13:34.250 --> 00:13:37.070
  • call up one of the witnesses and let them speak to your life.
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  • That's why we study the Old Testament.
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  • That's why I love the stories of the Bible, because these stories
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  • are witnesses to us, "You can make it."
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  • Why do we know that?
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  • Because they did and they're gonna tell you about
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  • what happened in their life.
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  • And as you study their faith journey, you're gonna be blessed
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  • and encouraged like you wouldn't believe.
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  • Ladies and gentlemen, you have to gather around you
  • 00:13:57.230 --> 00:13:59.270
  • some champions if you're gonna make it.
  • 00:13:59.280 --> 00:14:03.100
  • One of the best and most enjoyable things we can do to
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  • develop endurance in our lives is to learn how it was achieved
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  • in the lives of others.
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  • Read the stories of the champions and see if it doesn't
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  • bring energy and determination to your own heart.
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  • And the Bible is one of the great sources for these stories.
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  • Some people say, "Well, you should only read
  • 00:14:22.210 --> 00:14:24.090
  • the Bible."
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  • No, no, no.
  • 00:14:25.050 --> 00:14:26.190
  • Even people who don't know God and don't know Jesus
  • 00:14:26.200 --> 00:14:28.260
  • can help you with their life.
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  • You say, "Well, they're not Christians.
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  • How could they help me?"
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  • Watch what they do.
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  • You know in the book of Philippians
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  • when Paul is giving us the story of how we're to deal
  • 00:14:37.030 --> 00:14:39.060
  • with anxiety, he gets all done with the prayer section and
  • 00:14:39.070 --> 00:14:41.240
  • he says then, "By the way, think on these things."
  • 00:14:41.250 --> 00:14:44.250
  • And then he lists all these qualities of things
  • 00:14:44.260 --> 00:14:47.030
  • we should think on.
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  • Not any of them are necessarily spiritual qualities,
  • 00:14:48.110 --> 00:14:51.020
  • things that are good, things that are truthful.
  • 00:14:51.030 --> 00:14:53.020
  • They're kind of general qualities.
  • 00:14:53.030 --> 00:14:55.040
  • And I think that gives us some permission to realize that while
  • 00:14:55.050 --> 00:14:58.040
  • not everyone in our world is a Christian, most people have
  • 00:14:58.050 --> 00:15:01.280
  • something to contribute and, even if they get it,
  • 00:15:01.290 --> 00:15:05.000
  • their truth, their truth ultimately came from God
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  • 'cause all truth is from God.
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  • So embrace your adversity and then surround yourself
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  • with champions.
  • 00:15:13.120 --> 00:15:14.060
  • Could I just say a word here.
  • 00:15:14.070 --> 00:15:15.080
  • I don't have time to say much about it.
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  • There are some people in your life who aren't champions.
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  • In fact, they're tearing you down.
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  • I wanna tell you, you can't afford to have too many
  • 00:15:23.090 --> 00:15:25.060
  • of those speaking into your life if you're gonna keep going.
  • 00:15:25.070 --> 00:15:29.070
  • You need champions to speak into your life.
  • 00:15:29.080 --> 00:15:31.020
  • You say, "Well, I'm supposed to be their friend."
  • 00:15:31.030 --> 00:15:32.230
  • Yeah, you can be their friend but here's the key.
  • 00:15:32.240 --> 00:15:34.090
  • If they're tearing you down more than you're lifting them up,
  • 00:15:34.100 --> 00:15:37.190
  • you might wanna think about not doing that anymore.
  • 00:15:37.200 --> 00:15:41.150
  • So embrace your adversity and surround yourself with champions
  • 00:15:41.160 --> 00:15:44.150
  • and then find your passion and pursue it.
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  • If you get a chance, go back and read Philippians chapter 3
  • 00:15:49.070 --> 00:15:53.170
  • and Paul's discussion of how he pressed forward to the goal
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  • and he wouldn't look either way, forgot those things which
  • 00:15:57.080 --> 00:16:00.240
  • were behind and pressed toward those things which are before.
  • 00:16:00.250 --> 00:16:05.100
  • So if you're gonna build endurance in your life you have
  • 00:16:05.110 --> 00:16:07.070
  • to embrace your adversity, surround yourself with
  • 00:16:07.080 --> 00:16:10.090
  • champions, find your passion and pursue it, and get rid
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  • of what's holding you back.
  • 00:16:16.020 --> 00:16:18.130
  • Here's what Hebrews says: "Let us lay aside every weight,
  • 00:16:18.140 --> 00:16:21.180
  • and the sin which so easily ensnares us."
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  • The writer of Hebrews says that the Christian life is like
  • 00:16:26.200 --> 00:16:28.210
  • running a race and nobody runs a race in an overcoat and boots.
  • 00:16:28.220 --> 00:16:35.030
  • No, you've noticed they just have on enough clothing to be
  • 00:16:35.040 --> 00:16:38.260
  • less than indecent and they run the race.
  • 00:16:38.270 --> 00:16:44.020
  • We all know from painful experience that unbelief erodes
  • 00:16:44.030 --> 00:16:47.140
  • our confidence in God and I believe that was the sin that
  • 00:16:47.150 --> 00:16:50.230
  • was holding back the Hebrews.
  • 00:16:50.240 --> 00:16:54.100
  • They had once believed that God was sufficient but now they had
  • 00:16:54.110 --> 00:16:56.240
  • lost that confidence and they were afraid to go forward
  • 00:16:56.250 --> 00:17:00.070
  • because they had forgotten that God who had helped them
  • 00:17:00.080 --> 00:17:03.040
  • then would help them now.
  • 00:17:03.050 --> 00:17:05.260
  • It's particular form of unbelief that's very damaging.
  • 00:17:05.270 --> 00:17:10.040
  • They started feeling sorry for themselves and this became
  • 00:17:10.050 --> 00:17:13.200
  • a weight around them.
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  • I'm not gonna spend much time here this morning, identifying
  • 00:17:17.190 --> 00:17:21.020
  • what weight is holding you back.
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  • The reason I don't have to do that is because you already
  • 00:17:25.190 --> 00:17:28.000
  • know what that is.
  • 00:17:28.010 --> 00:17:29.170
  • You know.
  • 00:17:29.180 --> 00:17:30.250
  • It's the thing that gets in your way over and over again.
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  • You're trying to have some momentum for God.
  • 00:17:32.240 --> 00:17:34.170
  • You're trying to move forward, men, and serve him but
  • 00:17:34.180 --> 00:17:36.120
  • every time you turn around, this weight gets in the way.
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  • I'm challenging you today in the words of Hebrews
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  • to get rid of that weight.
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  • Get rid of it.
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  • Don't just put it to the side.
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  • Destroy it.
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  • Get it completely out of your experience.
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  • Don't let that weight hold you back from serving God
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  • and knowing the joy that he wants you to have.
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  • Number five: don't even think about quitting.
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  • Oh, do I wanna preach on this one.
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  • Hebrews 12:1 says: "Let us run with endurance the race
  • 00:18:06.250 --> 00:18:10.130
  • that is set before us."
  • 00:18:10.140 --> 00:18:12.150
  • Did you know that in the book of Hebrews
  • 00:18:12.160 --> 00:18:14.130
  • the little phrase "Let us" occurs 13 times
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  • in the book of Hebrews and it speaks to us every time.
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  • Yes, God helps us and we can never do it without his grace
  • 00:18:20.000 --> 00:18:22.280
  • but we have a part, too.
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  • Let us go forward.
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  • Let's us get in this race.
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  • Let's don't sit back and passively watch life go by
  • 00:18:27.280 --> 00:18:30.270
  • when there's something God has called us to do.
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  • Here's a secular book that spoke to my life this year.
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  • And the book has an interesting name.
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  • It's called, "Grit."
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  • That's the title of the book.
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  • Written by Angela Duckworth.
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  • And in this book she does a study on what
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  • makes people succeed.
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  • And she's trying to play off two different ideas of success.
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  • One idea of success says you succeed because you were born
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  • with the right genes, you have great parenting,
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  • and you grew up in a good home, and had all
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  • the advantages so you succeed.
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  • The other model says, no, success has a little to do
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  • with that but not very much.
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  • Success is about your passion and your perseverance
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  • in going after a goal.
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  • She determined that grit-- that was the term she gave it--
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  • was the key to succeed.
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  • And here's how she defines grit.
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  • She said, "To be gritty is to keep putting one foot
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  • in front of the other.
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  • To be gritty is to hold fast to an interesting
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  • and purposeful goal.
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  • To be gritty is to invest day after week after year
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  • in challenging practice.
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  • To be gritty is to fall down seven times
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  • and get back up eight."
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  • And she shares so many stories in this book about people
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  • who have been through that.
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  • One of my favorites is about actor Will Smith who explains
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  • his success in the entertainment industry this way.
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  • He said, "The only thing that I see that's distinctively
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  • different about me is I'm not afraid to die on the treadmill.
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  • I will not be outworked, period.
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  • You might have more talent than me,
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  • you might be smarter than me, you might be
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  • all of those things, you've got it on me
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  • in nine categories, but if we get on the treadmill
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  • together there's two things.
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  • You're either getting off first or I'm gonna die.
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  • It's really that simple."
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  • What he was saying is he wasn't gonna quit.
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  • What he was saying is he was gonna stay after it.
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  • The Bible says we must run with perseverance the race
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  • that is set before us.
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  • We must not give up.
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  • You may remember I told the story of a guy
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  • named Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man
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  • to successfully climb to the top of Mount Everest,
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  • the highest point on the earth.
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  • The story of that herculean accomplishment
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  • was told in the book, "Touch the Top of the World,"
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  • and shortly after that, I got a letter from Erik's
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  • father who saw the program and he wrote me this letter.
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  • It was really interesting but part of the letter,
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  • he told me what happened next after Mount Everest.
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  • He said, "As Erik was completing his Everest descent, his team
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  • leader spoke these words to him which profoundly affected
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  • the next chapter in his life.
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  • He said to him, 'Don't let Everest
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  • be the greatest thing you ever do,' meaning
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  • do not create a mausoleum of your trophies
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  • and retire on your laurels.
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  • And many years later, after 6 full years
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  • of intense training, Erik solo kayaked the mighty
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  • rapids of the Grand Canyon, 277 miles, blind, a feat way
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  • more difficult than Everest."
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  • What did he do?
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  • He would not stop.
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  • He would not quit.
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  • He would not say back, "This is what I've done."
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  • For this man, his dreams were way more important than his
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  • memories and he kept fighting.
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  • I would be so, so honored to meet a man of such endurance.
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  • And then the Bible also reminds us that we have to stay focused
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  • on our goal.
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  • Read what happened to Jesus and what he went through so that
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  • he can accomplish his goal.
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  • He endured the cross.
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  • He anticipated the joy that would follow.
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  • We endure because he endured.
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  • And he endures still, both now and forever.
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  • In fact, it is no overstatement to say that our ability
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  • to endure whatever life throws at us is rooted and grounded
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  • in the enduring quality of God.
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  • Colossians 1, verse 11, is a key text
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  • and it reminds us of this divine cooperative that
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  • we've been talking about today.
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  • Paul wrote to the Colossians and he said,
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  • "Strengthened with all might, according to
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  • God's glorious power."
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  • Why do you need to be strengthened with all might,
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  • according to God's glorious power?
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  • "For all patience and longsuffering with joy."
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  • For endurance.
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  • The Bible says that when we seek endurance and we follow God's
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  • command and we get in the stream of what God wants to do in our
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  • life, you can be sure that his might and his glorious power
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  • will be the core of your life and you're gonna need it to be
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  • enduring and resilient in life.
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  • I want to be an enduring follower of Jesus Christ.
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  • I don't want to be a drop-out.
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  • I don't want to be a casualty and I am not going to quit.
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  • And I don't want you to quit.
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  • I don't want you to quit on God.
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  • I don't want you to quit on Jesus Christ.
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  • I don't want you to quit on the Scriptures.
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  • I don't want you to quit on your wife or your husband
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  • or your children.
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  • I don't want you to quit on your neighbors.
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  • I don't want you to quit on life.
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  • Quitters every time look back with regret.
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  • So don't quit.
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  • Let's go on.
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  • Let's become God's people.
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  • Let's do God's work together.
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  • Let's strengthen one another and when we're going through stuff,
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  • let's remember that's not always a negative thing.
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  • God's just getting you ready for something special.
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  • And you're going to be a champion.
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  • God provides his strength during adversity that not only
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  • allows us to endure but to have his peace
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  • on the journey.
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  • with Bobby Schuller, Mandisa, David Green, and Kirk Cousins.
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  • And he teaches how we can make the decision to live
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  • a life of compassion.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Compassion is not academic.
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  • You don't learn to be compassionate in a book
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  • or even in the Bible.
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  • It's not something that happens up here; it's something
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  • that happens down here.
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  • announcer: Thank you for being with us today for
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  • "A Life of Compassion," here on "Turning Point."
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