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December 13, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • MOST PEOPLE WOULD AGREE
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  • THAT IT'S BETTER TO BE HOPEFUL THAN PESSIMISTIC.
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  • BUT THERE'S A BIG DIFFERENCE
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  • BETWEEN TRUE HOPE AND WISHFUL THINKING.
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  • IN FACT, WHEN IT COMES TO SALVATION,
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  • WISHFUL THINKING PUTS YOUR ETERNAL HOME IN HEAVEN AT RISK.
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  • SO TODAY I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU
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  • WHY JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY ONE
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  • WHO'S WORTHY OF OUR HOPE, FAITH, AND PRAISE.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED "THIS MAN JESUS."
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] PEOPLE WHO INVEST THEIR LIVES
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  • IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD
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  • DON'T LOOK BACK WITH REGRET.
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  • IN FACT, THEIR IMPACT EXTENDS FAR BEYOND THEIR OWN LIFETIME.
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  • IN THIS SPIRIT, SOME FRIENDS OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
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  • HAVE BANDED TOGETHER AND SET ASIDE A GIFT OF $920.000
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  • WITH THE INTENTION OF MOTIVATING YOU
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  • TO GIVE FROM YOUR RESOURCES AS WELL.
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  • AS YOU DO, EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE
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  • WILL BE MATCHED AND THEREFORE DOUBLED
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  • UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST.
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  • THANK YOU FOR GIVING GENEROUSLY
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  • TOWARD THE COURAGEOUS 2020 MATCHING CHALLENGE.
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  • MUSIC
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  • FAITH CAN SOMETIMES BE HARMFUL.
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  • IN FACT, FAITH CAN ACTUALLY DESTROY YOU.
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  • IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE THAT,
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  • ASK THE VICTIMS OF THE SEVEN PEOPLE
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  • WHO WERE KILLED IN CHICAGO IN 1982.
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  • YOU MAY REMEMBER THE STORY.
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  • A KILLER RANDOMLY LACED TYLENOL CAPLETS WITH CYANIDE.
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  • AND THESE SEVEN UNSUSPECTING VICTIMS PURCHASED THE TABLETS
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  • AND, BELIEVING THAT THESE CAPLETS
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  • WOULD ACTUALLY HELP THEM FEEL BETTER,
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  • THEY TOOK THOSE CAPLETS IN GOOD FAITH,
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  • NOT REALIZING THAT IN FACT THEY WERE INGESTING POISON.
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  • THEY HAD FAITH IN THAT TYLENOL PILL,
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  • BUT IT WAS A MISPLACED FAITH,
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  • AND THE RESULTS WERE CATASTROPHIC.
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  • YOU SEE, OUR FAITH IS ONLY AS GOOD AND AS TRUSTWORTHY
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  • AS THE OBJECT OF OUR FAITH IS GOOD AND TRUSTWORTHY.
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  • LET ME ASK YOU THIS MORNING.
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  • WHAT ARE YOU TRUSTING IN?
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  • WHAT DO YOU HAVE FAITH IN TO LEAD YOU
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  • THROUGH THE DARK TUNNEL OF YOUR DEATH ONE DAY?
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  • IT'S INEVITABLE, THE BIBLE SAYS.
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  • HEBREWS 9:27, "WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE."
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  • NO ONE GETS OF THIS WORLD ALIVE.
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  • HAVE YOU COME TO GRIPS WITH THAT FACT,
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  • THAT YOU ARE GOING TO DIE?
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  • IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE,
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  • I ENCOURAGE YOU JUST TO THINK ABOUT PEOPLE YOU KNOW
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  • WHO WERE HERE THIS TIME LAST YEAR
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  • WHO ARE NO LONGER ALIVE TODAY?
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS DIED IN THE PAST YEAR
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  • WHO IS NO LONGER HERE?
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  • THE FACT IS WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE, BUT NOT ONLY THAT.
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  • HEBREWS 9:27 SAYS, "IT'S NOT ONLY APPOINTED
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  • "THAT EVERY MAN WANTS TO DIE,
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  • "BUT ALSO TO FACE GOD'S JUDGMENT."
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  • WE ARE ALL GOING TO HAVE GOD EVALUATE OUR LIVES.
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  • AND THE RESULT OF GOD'S JUDGMENT IS EITHER GOING TO END
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  • IN ETERNAL HEAVEN OR IN ETERNAL SEPARATION FROM GOD IN HELL.
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  • WHERE IS YOUR FAITH?
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  • WHAT ARE YOU TRUSTING IN TO SURVIVE
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  • GOD'S HOLY JUDGMENT OF YOUR LIFE?
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  • SOME PEOPLE ARE TRUSTING IN THEIR RELATIVE GOODNESS.
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  • THEY SAY, "I MAY NOT BE PERFECT,
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  • "BUT I'M NOT A MURDERER OR RAPIST OR A DRUG DEALER.
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  • "I KEEP THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AS BEST AS I CAN.
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  • "I'M A PRETTY GOOD PERSON."
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  • THAT IS A MISPLACED FAITH, BECAUSE ROMANS 3:10 SAYS,
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  • "THERE'S NOT ONE RIGHTEOUS AMONG US, NO, NOT EVEN ONE."
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  • SOME PEOPLE ARE TRUSTING IN THE FACT
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  • THAT THEY GREW UP IN A CHRISTIAN HOME.
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  • "I HAD A CHRISTIAN MOTHER, A CHRISTIAN FATHER,
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  • "MY GRANDDADDY WAS A PASTOR.
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  • "I'M TRUSTING IN MY CHRISTIAN HERITAGE."
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  • THAT IS A MISPLACED FAITH.
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  • JOHN 3:3 SAYS, "UNLESS WE ARE BORN AGAIN, INDIVIDUALLY,
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  • "WE CANNOT ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD."
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  • I LIKE WHAT EVANGELIST LUIS PALAU SAYS.
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  • HE SAYS, "GOD HAS NO GRANDCHILDREN."
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  • THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO BE IN GOD'S FAMILY.
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  • THERE'S ONLY WAY TO BE RIGHTLY RELATED TO GOD.
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  • IT'S NOT THROUGH ANOTHER PERSON,
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  • IT IS BY BEING A CHILD OF GOD YOURSELF.
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  • SOME PEOPLE ARE TRUSTING
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  • THAT THEY'RE GONNA MAKE IT THROUGH GOD'S JUDGMENT
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  • BECAUSE OF THEIR CHURCH MEMBERSHIP,
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  • OR BECAUSE THEY WERE BAPTIZED ONE DAY.
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  • BUT THAT IS A MISPLACED FAITH.
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  • TITUS 3:5 SAYS WE ARE SAVED NOT BY THE WASHING OF WATER
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  • BUT BY THE REGENERATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
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  • WHAT ARE YOU TRUSTING IN?
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  • WHERE IS YOUR FAITH?
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  • WHAT IS THE OBJECT OF YOUR FAITH
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  • TO SURVIVE DEATH AND GOD'S JUDGMENT?
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  • IN THE PASSAGE WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT TODAY,
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  • THE APOSTLE PETER TELLS US
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  • THAT THE LIFE, THE DEATH, THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST
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  • MAKE JESUS ALONE THE OBJECT WORTHY OF OUR FAITH
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  • FOR LIFE AND FOR ETERNITY.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES TODAY,
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  • I WANT YOU TO TURN TO ACTS CHAPTER TWO,
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  • ACTS CHAPTER TWO,
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  • AS WE LOOK AT THIS MAN, JESUS.
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  • NOW, ACTS 2 RECORDS THE EVENTS AT PENTECOST,
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  • AND LET ME SET UP THE SCENE HERE
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  • SO YOU CAN UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING ON.
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  • PENTECOST WAS ONE OF THE THREE FEASTS
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  • THAT THE JEWS CELEBRATED IN JERUSALEM EVERY YEAR,
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  • AND HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE,
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  • JEWS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD,
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  • WOULD COME TO PENTECOST.
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  • PENTE MEANING 50.
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  • IT OCCURRED 50 DAYS AFTER THE FIRST FRUITS SACRIFICE.
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  • AND SO YOU HAD THESE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE
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  • COMING TO JERUSALEM,
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  • AS THEY HAD EVERY YEAR FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS.
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  • BUT THIS WAS NO ORDINARY PENTECOSTAL CELEBRATION
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  • BECAUSE ALL OF JERUSALEM WAS STILL ABUZZ
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  • WITH WHAT HAD HAPPENED IN THE CITY JUST A FEW WEEKS EARLIER.
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  • EVERYONE WAS CHATTERING ABOUT THIS MAN JESUS.
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  • JESUS OF NAZARETH.
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  • THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT HIS DEATH.
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  • THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT HIS RESURRECTION.
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  • THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT HIS ASCENSION INTO HEAVEN
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  • THAT HAD JUST HAPPENED A WEEK AND A HALF EARLIER
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  • BEFORE THIS.
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  • EVERYBODY WAS TALKING ABOUT JESUS.
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  • LOOK AT THE HEART OF THE MESSAGE BEGINNING IN VERSE 22.
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  • "MEN OF ISRAEL, LISTEN TO THESE WORDS:
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  • "JESUS THE NAZARENE,
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  • "A MAN ATTESTED TO YOU BY GOD
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  • "WITH MIRACLES AND WONDERS AND SIGNS
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  • "WHICH GOD PERFORMED THROUGH HIM IN YOUR MIDST,
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  • "JUST AS YOU YOURSELVES KNOW,
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  • "THIS MAN, DELIVERED OVER BY THE PREDETERMINED PLAN
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  • "AND FOREKNOWLEDGE OF GOD,
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  • "YOU NAILED TO A CROSS BY THE HANDS OF GODLESS MEN
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  • "AND YOU PUT HIM TO DEATH.
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  • "BUT GOD RAISED HIM UP AGAIN,
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  • "PUTTING AN END TO THE AGONY OF DEATH,
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  • "SINCE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM TO BE HELD IN ITS POWER."
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  • THE VERY FIRST SERMON IN THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH
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  • THAT WAS PREACHED
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  • WAS NOT ABOUT THE WORDS OF JESUS BUT THE WORKS OF JESUS.
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  • IT WAS NOT A SERMON ABOUT JESUS THE GREAT TEACHER.
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  • PETER DIDN'T STAND BEFORE THE PEOPLE AND SAID
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  • THAT Y'ALL BE NICE TO ONE ANOTHER.
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  • BE NICE AND KIND AND LOVING TO ONE ANOTHER.
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  • WHY DIDN'T HE TALK ABOUT THAT?
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  • BECAUSE HE WAS TALKING TO UNBELIEVERS.
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  • HE WAS TALKING TO UNREGENERATE PEOPLE.
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  • THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE POWER TO LIVE BY THE WORDS OF JESUS.
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  • HE DIDN'T TALK ABOUT JESUS THE GREAT TEACHER,
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  • HE TALKED ABOUT JESUS THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.
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  • HE SAID, "THIS MAN JESUS, THE ONE YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT,
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  • "THE ONE WHO JUST WEEKS AGO DIED AND ROSE AGAIN
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  • "AND YOU ALL SAW ASCEND INTO HEAVEN.
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  • "YOU'VE GOTTA MAKE A DECISION ABOUT WHO THIS JESUS IS.
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  • "WAS HE JUST SOME SELF-DELUDED TEACHER
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  • "WHO THOUGHT HE WAS THE MESSIAH?
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  • "WAS HE THE GREATEST RELIGIOUS CHARLATAN
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  • "IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND?
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  • "OR WAS HE WHO HE SAID HE WAS, THE LONG-AWAITED MESSIAH
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  • "WHO CAME AND DIED AND ROSE AGAIN
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  • "THAT WE MIGHT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE?
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  • "IT'S TIME," PETER SAID, "FOR YOU TO MAKE A DECISION."
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  • AND HE SAID, "BEFORE YOU MAKE THAT DECISION,
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  • "I WANT YOU TO CONSIDER THREE THINGS ABOUT THIS MAN JESUS."
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  • FIRST OF ALL, LOOK AT HIS MIRACULOUS LIFE.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 22.
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  • "MEN OF ISRAEL, LISTEN TO THESE WORDS:
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  • "JESUS THE NAZARENE,
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  • "A MAN ATTESTED TO YOU BY GOD
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  • "WITH MIRACLES AND WONDERS AND SIGNS
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  • "WHICH GOD PERFORMED THROUGH HIM IN YOUR MIDST,
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  • "JUST AS YOU YOURSELVES KNOW."
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  • THINK ABOUT HIS MIRACULOUS WORKS.
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  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
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  • YOU CANNOT IGNORE THE MIRACULOUS LIFE OF JESUS.
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  • BUT PETER SAYS JUST DON'T RECOGNIZE HIS MIRACULOUS LIFE,
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  • REMEMBER HIS ATONING DEATH.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 23.
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  • "THIS MAN, JESUS, DELIVERED OVER
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  • "BY THE PREDETERMINED PLAN AND FOREKNOWLEDGE OF GOD,
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  • "YOU NAILED TO A CROSS BY THE HANDS OF GODLESS MEN
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  • "AND YOU PUT HIM TO DEATH."
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  • DID YOU KNOW THAT TOOK GUTS FOR PETER TO SAY?
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  • BECAUSE PETER WAS LOOKING INTO THE EYES
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  • OF THE VERY PEOPLE WHO WEEKS EARLIER
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  • HAD CRIED OUT, "CRUCIFY HIM, CRUCIFY HIM!"
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  • IT WAS THAT GROUP TO WHOM PETER WAS PREACHING.
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  • AND HE SAID, "YOU ARE SINFUL, ANGRY MEN.
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  • "YOU NAILED HIM TO THE CROSS."
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  • BUT HE SAID THIS WAS NO ACCIDENT.
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  • JESUS CHRIST WAS NO VICTIM.
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  • JESUS WAS DELIVERED UP.
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  • THAT WORD DELIVERED MEANS SURRENDER. THAT IS, GOD
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  • VOLUNTARILY SURRENDERED JESUS TO BE EXECUTED.
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  • HE'D NOT ONLY SURRENDERED HIM TO BE EXECUTED,
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  • HE PLANNED FOR HIS OWN SON'S DEATH.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS IN VERSE 23 HERE
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  • CHRIST'S DEATH WAS NO ACCIDENT, JESUS WAS NO VICTIM,
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  • ALL OF THIS WAS ACCORDING
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  • TO THE "PREDETERMINED PLAN AND FOREKNOWLEDGE OF GOD."
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  • PEOPLE SAY, WELL, FOREKNOWLEDGE MEANS
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  • GOD JUST KNEW AHEAD OF TIME WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.
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  • NO, IT DOESN'T MEAN HE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN,
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  • IT MEANS HE PLANNED WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.
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  • ALL OF THIS WAS ACCORDING TO THE PREDETERMINED PLAN OF GOD.
  • 00:10:23.230 --> 00:10:28.160
  • IN FACT, THE EVIDENCE OF THAT
  • 00:10:28.170 --> 00:10:30.050
  • IS IN THE HUNDREDS OF PROPHECIES
  • 00:10:30.060 --> 00:10:31.180
  • ABOUT THE LIFE AND DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF CHRIST
  • 00:10:31.190 --> 00:10:34.020
  • THAT YOU FIND WRITTEN HUNDREDS OF YEARS EARLIER
  • 00:10:34.030 --> 00:10:36.190
  • IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:10:36.200 --> 00:10:38.020
  • JUST CONSIDER, JUST CONSIDER
  • 00:10:38.030 --> 00:10:40.160
  • SOME OF THE PROPHECIES IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 00:10:40.170 --> 00:10:43.230
  • ABOUT THE ATONING DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:10:43.240 --> 00:10:47.030
  • FOR EXAMPLE, ZECHARIAH 11:12,
  • 00:10:47.040 --> 00:10:49.200
  • WRITTEN 500 AND SOME ODD YEARS BEFORE THE BIRTH OF CHRIST.
  • 00:10:49.210 --> 00:10:52.260
  • ZECHARIAH 11:12 SAYS MESSIAH WOULD BE BETRAYED
  • 00:10:52.270 --> 00:10:56.180
  • FOR 30 PIECES OF SILVER.
  • 00:10:56.190 --> 00:10:59.170
  • OR PSALM 22 VERSE 16 SAYS
  • 00:10:59.180 --> 00:11:01.290
  • WHEN HE DIED MESSIAH WOULD HAVE
  • 00:11:02.000 --> 00:11:03.260
  • HIS HANDS AND HIS FEET PIERCED,
  • 00:11:03.270 --> 00:11:06.040
  • DESCRIBING CRUCIFIXION.
  • 00:11:06.050 --> 00:11:07.210
  • YOU SAY, WELL, WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT THAT?
  • 00:11:07.220 --> 00:11:09.190
  • PSALM 22 WAS WRITTEN 1.000 YEARS BEFORE JESUS LIVED,
  • 00:11:09.200 --> 00:11:13.290
  • BEFORE CRUCIFIXION HAD EVEN BEEN INVENTED.
  • 00:11:14.000 --> 00:11:17.260
  • AND YET THE PSALMIST UNDER INSPIRATION
  • 00:11:17.270 --> 00:11:19.250
  • PREDICTED THE MANNER IN WHICH CHRIST WOULD DIE.
  • 00:11:19.260 --> 00:11:22.110
  • IN PSALM 22 VERSE 18 IT SAYS
  • 00:11:22.120 --> 00:11:24.150
  • THAT HIS CLOTHES WOULD BE DIVIDED UP
  • 00:11:24.160 --> 00:11:26.170
  • AND THE SOLDIERS WOULD CAST LOTS FOR IT.
  • 00:11:26.180 --> 00:11:29.050
  • ALL OF THAT, A 1.000 YEARS BEFORE CHRIST DIED.
  • 00:11:29.060 --> 00:11:32.250
  • PSALM 34 VERSE 20 SAYS
  • 00:11:32.260 --> 00:11:34.160
  • NO BONE IN HIS BODY WOULD BE BROKEN.
  • 00:11:34.170 --> 00:11:38.210
  • ISAIAH 53 VERSE 12 SAYS
  • 00:11:38.220 --> 00:11:40.210
  • HE WOULD BE CRUCIFIED BETWEEN TWO THIEVES.
  • 00:11:40.220 --> 00:11:44.060
  • THINK ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:11:44.070 --> 00:11:45.200
  • ISAIAH WAS WRITTEN 740 YEARS BEFORE CHRIST WAS BORN.
  • 00:11:45.210 --> 00:11:49.200
  • AND YET ISAIAH PROPHESIED
  • 00:11:49.210 --> 00:11:51.090
  • HE WOULD BE CRUCIFIED BETWEEN TWO THIEVES.
  • 00:11:51.100 --> 00:11:54.070
  • AMOS 8, VERSE NINE, SAYS THAT WHEN HE DIED,
  • 00:11:54.080 --> 00:11:57.030
  • A GREAT DARKNESS WOULD ENVELOP THE EARTH.
  • 00:11:57.040 --> 00:11:59.120
  • AND OF COURSE ISAIAH 53 VERSE NINE SAYS
  • 00:11:59.130 --> 00:12:01.290
  • THAT HE WOULD BE BURIED IN A RICH MAN'S TOMB,
  • 00:12:02.000 --> 00:12:05.000
  • 700 YEARS BEFORE THE FACT.
  • 00:12:05.010 --> 00:12:07.120
  • THIS WAS NO ACCIDENT.
  • 00:12:07.130 --> 00:12:09.030
  • THE DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST WAS GOD'S PLAN,
  • 00:12:09.040 --> 00:12:12.060
  • NOT JUST FOR THE SALVATION OF THE WORLD,
  • 00:12:12.070 --> 00:12:14.120
  • BUT FOR YOUR SALVATION AS WELL.
  • 00:12:14.130 --> 00:12:16.230
  • AND THAT'S THE HEART OF THE GOSPEL, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.
  • 00:12:16.240 --> 00:12:19.170
  • THE BIBLE SAYS ALL OF US HAVE SINNED.
  • 00:12:19.180 --> 00:12:22.200
  • YOU DON'T NEED ME TO TELL YOU THAT, DO YOU?
  • 00:12:22.210 --> 00:12:25.200
  • WE'VE ALL SINNED.
  • 00:12:25.210 --> 00:12:27.190
  • WE'VE ALL FALLEN SHORT OF GOD'S PLAN.
  • 00:12:27.200 --> 00:12:30.110
  • WE ALL DESERVE GOD'S ETERNAL JUDGMENT.
  • 00:12:30.120 --> 00:12:32.250
  • BUT ROMANS 5:8 SAYS,
  • 00:12:32.260 --> 00:12:34.160
  • "GOD DEMONSTRATED HIS LOVE TOWARD US,
  • 00:12:34.170 --> 00:12:37.120
  • "IN THAT WHILE WE WERE YET SINNERS,
  • 00:12:37.130 --> 00:12:39.220
  • "HE SENT CHRIST TO DIE FOR US."
  • 00:12:39.230 --> 00:12:42.290
  • IN SOME INEXPLICABLE WAY, WHEN JESUS HUNG ON THE CROSS,
  • 00:12:43.000 --> 00:12:46.130
  • HE TOOK THE PUNISHMENT, THE WRATH OF GOD
  • 00:12:46.140 --> 00:12:49.180
  • THAT YOU AND I DESERVE.
  • 00:12:49.190 --> 00:12:51.090
  • AND THAT'S WHY THE SCRIPTURE SAYS IN ISAIAH 53,
  • 00:12:51.100 --> 00:12:53.210
  • "FOR HE WAS PIERCED THROUGH FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS.
  • 00:12:53.220 --> 00:12:57.060
  • "HE WAS WOUNDED FOR OUR INIQUITIES.
  • 00:12:57.070 --> 00:12:58.260
  • "THE CHASTENING OF OUR WELL-BEING FELL UPON HIM.
  • 00:12:58.270 --> 00:13:01.240
  • "BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED.
  • 00:13:01.250 --> 00:13:04.090
  • "ALL WE LIKE SHEEP HAVE GONE ASTRAY,
  • 00:13:04.100 --> 00:13:06.190
  • "WE HAVE TURNED EVERYONE OF US INTO HIS OWN WAY.
  • 00:13:06.200 --> 00:13:09.240
  • "BUT THE LORD HAS LAID UPON HIM, JESUS,
  • 00:13:09.250 --> 00:13:13.110
  • "THE INIQUITY, THE SIN, OF US ALL."
  • 00:13:13.120 --> 00:13:16.260
  • AND WHEN I BELIEVE, ACCEPT THE FACT THAT JESUS DIED FOR ME,
  • 00:13:16.270 --> 00:13:21.030
  • WHEN I QUIT TRUSTING IN MY OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS,
  • 00:13:21.040 --> 00:13:23.110
  • MY CHURCH MEMBERSHIP, MY RELATIVE GOODNESS,
  • 00:13:23.120 --> 00:13:25.250
  • BUT PUT MY FULL FAITH AND TRUST IN HIM,
  • 00:13:25.260 --> 00:13:28.080
  • I NO LONGER HAVE TO FEAR THE JUDGMENT OF GOD.
  • 00:13:28.090 --> 00:13:31.060
  • FOR ALL THE JUDGMENT OF GOD THAT I DESERVE,
  • 00:13:31.070 --> 00:13:34.010
  • JESUS CHRIST ENDURED FOR ME.
  • 00:13:34.020 --> 00:13:36.160
  • AND THAT'S WHY JESUS SAID IN JOHN 5:24,
  • 00:13:36.170 --> 00:13:38.220
  • "TRULY, TRULY, I SAY TO YOU,
  • 00:13:38.230 --> 00:13:40.150
  • "EVERYONE WHO HEARS MY WORD AND BELIEVES HIM WHO SENT ME
  • 00:13:40.160 --> 00:13:43.290
  • "HAS ETERNAL LIFE AND SHALL NOT COME INTO JUDGMENT,
  • 00:13:44.000 --> 00:13:46.290
  • "BUT IS PASSED FROM DEATH INTO LIFE."
  • 00:13:47.000 --> 00:13:49.120
  • AND JOHN 3:16, "FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD," JESUS SAID,
  • 00:13:49.130 --> 00:13:53.100
  • "THAT HE SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON,
  • 00:13:53.110 --> 00:13:55.150
  • "THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES ON, CLINGS TO, TRUSTS IN HIM,
  • 00:13:55.160 --> 00:13:59.040
  • "SHALL NOT PERISH, BUT SHALL HAVE ETERNAL LIFE."
  • 00:13:59.050 --> 00:14:04.080
  • JESUS' ATONING DEATH.
  • 00:14:04.090 --> 00:14:06.230
  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT WAS NO ACCIDENT
  • 00:14:06.240 --> 00:14:09.130
  • THAT JESUS' ATONING WORK ON THE CROSS
  • 00:14:09.140 --> 00:14:12.040
  • WAS PERFORMED ON THE DAY AND THE HOUR THAT IT WAS.
  • 00:14:12.050 --> 00:14:16.110
  • NOW STAY WITH ME ON THIS.
  • 00:14:16.120 --> 00:14:18.040
  • WE KNOW THAT JESUS DIED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
  • 00:14:18.050 --> 00:14:22.070
  • JOHN'S GOSPEL TELLS US THAT IT WAS THE FRIDAY
  • 00:14:22.080 --> 00:14:25.110
  • OF THE PREPARATION OF THE PASSOVER.
  • 00:14:25.120 --> 00:14:27.250
  • THE PASSOVER WOULD BEGIN AT SUNSET FRIDAY EVENING.
  • 00:14:27.260 --> 00:14:32.040
  • SO THE JEWS WERE BUSY MAKING PREPARATION
  • 00:14:32.050 --> 00:14:35.100
  • FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE PASSOVER.
  • 00:14:35.110 --> 00:14:37.000
  • WHAT WAS THE PASSOVER?
  • 00:14:37.010 --> 00:14:38.210
  • YOU REMEMBER THE STORY.
  • 00:14:38.220 --> 00:14:41.100
  • MORE THAN A 1.000 YEARS EARLIER,
  • 00:14:41.110 --> 00:14:43.160
  • THE ISRAELITES HAD BEEN IN EGYPTIAN BONDAGE,
  • 00:14:43.170 --> 00:14:46.220
  • AND REMEMBER, GOD SENT 10 PLAGUES
  • 00:14:46.230 --> 00:14:48.260
  • TO TRY TO CONVINCE PHARAOH TO LET THE PEOPLE GO.
  • 00:14:48.270 --> 00:14:51.200
  • AND THE CLIMACTIC PLAGUE GOD SENT WAS THE DEATH ANGEL.
  • 00:14:51.210 --> 00:14:56.050
  • AND GOD SAID TO THE EGYPTIANS AND THE ISRAELITES,
  • 00:14:56.060 --> 00:14:59.040
  • "I'M GONNA SEND THE ANGEL OF DEATH
  • 00:14:59.050 --> 00:15:01.000
  • "AND HE WILL STRIKE THE FIRSTBORN IN EVERY
  • 00:15:01.010 --> 00:15:03.230
  • HOUSEHOLD DEAD." BUT HE SAID TO THE ISRAELITES,
  • 00:15:03.240 --> 00:15:06.150
  • "IF YOU WANNA ESCAPE MY JUDGMENT, YOU NEED TO DO THIS.
  • 00:15:06.160 --> 00:15:09.190
  • "TAKE A LAMB, AN INNOCENT LAMB, A BLAMELESS LAMB,
  • 00:15:09.200 --> 00:15:15.250
  • "AND TAKE THAT LAMB THAT IS FREE FROM ANY BLEMISH
  • 00:15:15.260 --> 00:15:17.290
  • "AND SACRIFICE IT, KILL IT.
  • 00:15:18.000 --> 00:15:19.280
  • "AND THEN TAKE THE BLOOD OF THAT LAMB
  • 00:15:19.290 --> 00:15:21.290
  • "AND PUT IT ON THE DOORPOST OF YOUR HOUSE."
  • 00:15:22.000 --> 00:15:24.290
  • AND HE GAVE THEM THE WAY TO DO IT
  • 00:15:25.000 --> 00:15:26.200
  • IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT WOULD FORM A CROSS.
  • 00:15:26.210 --> 00:15:28.180
  • NOW REMEMBER, THIS IS MORE THAN A 1.000 YEARS BEFORE JESUS.
  • 00:15:28.190 --> 00:15:31.220
  • AND GOD SAID, "WHEN THE ANGEL OF DEATH COMES,
  • 00:15:31.230 --> 00:15:34.130
  • "WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD ON YOUR HOUSE,
  • 00:15:34.140 --> 00:15:36.150
  • "I WILL PASS OVER YOU IN JUDGMENT."
  • 00:15:36.160 --> 00:15:41.030
  • FOR A 1.000 YEARS THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 00:15:41.040 --> 00:15:42.230
  • HAD BEEN CELEBRATING THAT NIGHT.
  • 00:15:42.240 --> 00:15:45.130
  • TODAY, THEY CELEBRATED IT THIS WEEKEND.
  • 00:15:45.140 --> 00:15:47.210
  • THEY NO LONGER CELEBRATE IT WITH A LAMB
  • 00:15:47.220 --> 00:15:50.220
  • BECAUSE THERE IS NO TEMPLE IN WHICH TO SACRIFICE THAT LAMB.
  • 00:15:50.230 --> 00:15:54.010
  • BUT IN JESUS' DAY, AND FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS,
  • 00:15:54.020 --> 00:15:57.070
  • THEY WOULD TAKE THAT LAMB ON FRIDAY
  • 00:15:57.080 --> 00:15:59.100
  • AND THEY WOULD TAKE IT TO THE TEMPLE
  • 00:15:59.110 --> 00:16:01.050
  • TO BE KILLED BY A PRIEST.
  • 00:16:01.060 --> 00:16:03.000
  • AND THEN THEY WOULD TAKE THAT LAMB THAT HAD BEEN SLAIN
  • 00:16:03.010 --> 00:16:06.060
  • HOME AND THEY WOULD EAT THE PASSOVER MEAL ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
  • 00:16:06.070 --> 00:16:10.060
  • NOW STAY WITH ME ON THIS.
  • 00:16:10.070 --> 00:16:12.080
  • THE BIBLE SAID THERE WAS ONLY A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME,
  • 00:16:12.090 --> 00:16:15.150
  • JEWISH LAW SAID THERE WAS ONLY A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME
  • 00:16:15.160 --> 00:16:17.270
  • IN WHICH THAT LAMB COULD BE SLAIN
  • 00:16:17.280 --> 00:16:19.210
  • ON THE DAY OF THE PREPARATION OF THE PASSOVER.
  • 00:16:19.220 --> 00:16:22.050
  • FROM THREE O'CLOCK TO FIVE O'CLOCK.
  • 00:16:22.060 --> 00:16:24.150
  • THOSE ARE THE TWO HOURS YOU HAD
  • 00:16:24.160 --> 00:16:26.010
  • TO BRING YOUR LAMB TO THE TEMPLE.
  • 00:16:26.020 --> 00:16:29.020
  • THINK OF THE SCENE OF THAT FRIDAY.
  • 00:16:29.030 --> 00:16:30.240
  • HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF JEWS PACKED INTO JERUSALEM,
  • 00:16:30.250 --> 00:16:34.190
  • COMING FROM ALL OVER TO BRING THEIR PASSOVER LAMB,
  • 00:16:34.200 --> 00:16:37.260
  • WAITING FOR THAT APPOINTED HOUR
  • 00:16:37.270 --> 00:16:39.160
  • WHEN THE PRIEST WOULD SACRIFICE THE LAMB.
  • 00:16:39.170 --> 00:16:43.000
  • AND AT THE VERY MOMENT, THE VERY TIME
  • 00:16:43.010 --> 00:16:46.220
  • THAT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT LAMBS
  • 00:16:46.230 --> 00:16:49.200
  • WERE BEING SLAIN IN THE TEMPLE COURT,
  • 00:16:49.210 --> 00:16:52.140
  • JESUS CHRIST, THE PERFECT LAMB OF GOD,
  • 00:16:52.150 --> 00:16:55.280
  • WHO TAKES AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD,
  • 00:16:55.290 --> 00:16:58.080
  • AT THREE O'CLOCK WHEN THAT SACRIFICE TIME BEGAN,
  • 00:16:58.090 --> 00:17:02.000
  • JESUS CRIED OUT WITH A LOUD VOICE.
  • 00:17:02.010 --> 00:17:05.030
  • "TETELESTAI." PAID IN FULL.
  • 00:17:05.040 --> 00:17:09.260
  • IT IS NO ACCIDENT JESUS DIED AT THREE O'CLOCK P.M.
  • 00:17:09.270 --> 00:17:13.100
  • ON THE FRIDAY AFTERNOON OF PASSOVER.
  • 00:17:13.110 --> 00:17:15.010
  • HE IS OUR PASSOVER LAMB.
  • 00:17:15.020 --> 00:17:17.030
  • IS IT THROUGH FAITH IN HIM
  • 00:17:17.040 --> 00:17:19.000
  • THAT WE RECEIVE A REPRIEVE FROM GOD'S JUDGMENT.
  • 00:17:19.010 --> 00:17:22.010
  • GOD SAYS TO EVERY ONE OF US,
  • 00:17:22.020 --> 00:17:23.210
  • "WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD OF CHRIST ON YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:17:23.220 --> 00:17:26.170
  • "I WILL PASS OVER YOU IN JUDGMENT."
  • 00:17:26.180 --> 00:17:29.290
  • "THERE IS NO CONDEMNATION," PAUL SAYS,
  • 00:17:30.000 --> 00:17:32.110
  • "AWAITING THOSE WHO BELONG TO CHRIST JESUS."
  • 00:17:32.120 --> 00:17:36.060
  • THAT IS CHRIST-ATONING WORK.
  • 00:17:36.070 --> 00:17:40.140
  • BUT FORTUNATELY, THE STORY DOESN'T STOP THERE, DOES IT?
  • 00:17:40.150 --> 00:17:44.150
  • PETER SAYS DON'T ONLY CONSIDER HIS MIRACULOUS LIFE
  • 00:17:44.160 --> 00:17:47.080
  • AND HIS ATONING DEATH,
  • 00:17:47.090 --> 00:17:48.240
  • BUT ALSO DON'T FORGET HIS SUPERNATURAL RESURRECTION.
  • 00:17:48.250 --> 00:17:53.120
  • HIS SUPERNATURAL RESURRECTION, LOOK AT VERSE 24.
  • 00:17:53.130 --> 00:17:56.100
  • "BUT GOD RAISED HIM UP AGAIN,
  • 00:17:56.110 --> 00:17:58.280
  • "PUTTING AN END TO THE AGONY OF DEATH,
  • 00:17:58.290 --> 00:18:01.160
  • "SINCE IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM TO BE HELD IN ITS POWER."
  • 00:18:01.170 --> 00:18:07.240
  • IN OUR SERIES OF 1 CORINTHIANS ON SUNDAY NIGHTS,
  • 00:18:07.250 --> 00:18:09.230
  • WE'VE LOOKED IN 1 CORINTHIANS 15
  • 00:18:09.240 --> 00:18:11.080
  • THE EVIDENCE FOR THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:18:11.090 --> 00:18:14.200
  • OF COURSE, THE GREATEST EVIDENCE FOR THE RESURRECTION
  • 00:18:14.210 --> 00:18:17.200
  • IS THE EMPTY TOMB.
  • 00:18:17.210 --> 00:18:18.280
  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS THAT IS THE PROOF
  • 00:18:18.290 --> 00:18:21.240
  • THAT HE IS THE SON OF GOD.
  • 00:18:21.250 --> 00:18:23.170
  • YOU KNOW, IT'S INTERESTING TO ME HERE,
  • 00:18:23.180 --> 00:18:25.010
  • WHEN PETER TALKS ABOUT THIS IN THIS GREAT SERMON,
  • 00:18:25.020 --> 00:18:28.080
  • HE DOESN'T PREACH A SERMON
  • 00:18:28.090 --> 00:18:29.170
  • ON THE EVIDENCES FOR THE RESURRECTION.
  • 00:18:29.180 --> 00:18:31.230
  • YOU KNOW WHY?
  • 00:18:31.240 --> 00:18:32.190
  • NOBODY DOUBTED IT.
  • 00:18:32.200 --> 00:18:34.170
  • ROMANS 4:25 SAYS ABOUT JESUS HE WAS DELIVERED UP.
  • 00:18:34.180 --> 00:18:38.090
  • THAT IS HE WAS DELIVERED OF THE CROSS FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS
  • 00:18:38.100 --> 00:18:41.080
  • BUT HE WAS RAISED UP FOR OUR JUSTIFICATION.
  • 00:18:41.090 --> 00:18:45.220
  • THE FACT THAT JESUS HAS BEEN RAISED FROM THE DEAD
  • 00:18:45.230 --> 00:18:49.120
  • IS GOD'S WAY OF SAYING
  • 00:18:49.130 --> 00:18:51.050
  • THAT PAYMENT HAS TRULY BEEN PAID IN FULL.
  • 00:18:51.060 --> 00:18:57.090
  • THAT'S WHAT THE RESURRECTION MEANS.
  • 00:18:57.100 --> 00:18:58.180
  • IT IS EVIDENCE OF CHRIST'S DEITY
  • 00:18:58.190 --> 00:19:01.000
  • BUT ALSO HIS SUFFICIENCY FOR OUR SINS.
  • 00:19:01.010 --> 00:19:04.050
  • AND THAT MEANS WE NO LONGER, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
  • 00:19:04.060 --> 00:19:07.020
  • HAVE TO BE HELD DOWN BY THE FEAR OR THE TERROR OF DEATH.
  • 00:19:07.030 --> 00:19:10.260
  • WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE LIFE ETERNAL
  • 00:19:10.270 --> 00:19:13.090
  • BECAUSE OF WHAT CHRIST HAS DONE FOR US.
  • 00:19:13.100 --> 00:19:16.050
  • REMEMBER MARTHA, HER SISTER MARY, THEIR BROTHER LAZARUS,
  • 00:19:16.060 --> 00:19:19.230
  • WERE JESUS' CLOSEST FRIENDS HERE ON EARTH.
  • 00:19:19.240 --> 00:19:23.170
  • WORD CAME TO JESUS THAT LAZARUS HAD DIED,
  • 00:19:23.180 --> 00:19:25.270
  • AND SO JESUS MADE HIS WAY TO THEIR HOME IN BETHANY.
  • 00:19:25.280 --> 00:19:28.200
  • AND AS HE WAS APPROACHING THE HOME,
  • 00:19:28.210 --> 00:19:30.080
  • MARTHA CAME OUT AND SHE STARTED TO BLAME THE LORD
  • 00:19:30.090 --> 00:19:33.000
  • AND SHE SAID, "LORD, IF YOU HAD BEEN HERE,
  • 00:19:33.010 --> 00:19:35.130
  • "OUR BROTHER WOULD NOT HAVE DIED."
  • 00:19:35.140 --> 00:19:38.090
  • REMEMBER WHAT JESUS SAID?
  • 00:19:38.100 --> 00:19:39.150
  • HE SAID, "YOUR BROTHER WILL RISE AGAIN."
  • 00:19:39.160 --> 00:19:41.050
  • AND MARTHA SHOT BACK,
  • 00:19:41.060 --> 00:19:42.210
  • "OH I KNOW ABOUT ALL THAT RESURRECTION STUFF, JESUS.
  • 00:19:42.220 --> 00:19:45.070
  • "BUT I'M HURTING RIGHT NOW."
  • 00:19:45.080 --> 00:19:48.080
  • AND JESUS SAID, "MARTHA, LOOK AT ME.
  • 00:19:48.090 --> 00:19:50.240
  • "LOOK AT ME.
  • 00:19:50.250 --> 00:19:52.000
  • "I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE.
  • 00:19:52.010 --> 00:19:55.020
  • "HE WHO BELIEVES IN ME, THOUGH HE WERE DEAD,
  • 00:19:55.030 --> 00:19:58.050
  • "YET SHALL HE LIVE AGAIN."
  • 00:19:58.060 --> 00:20:01.070
  • AND THEN HE ADDED THE QUESTION, "MARTHA, DO YOU BELIEVE?
  • 00:20:01.080 --> 00:20:05.130
  • "DO YOU BELIEVE?
  • 00:20:05.140 --> 00:20:07.070
  • "YOU'VE BEEN AROUND ME FOR THREE YEARS, BUT DO YOU BELIEVE?
  • 00:20:07.080 --> 00:20:12.070
  • "YOU'VE HEARD ME TEACH, BUT DO YOU BELIEVE?
  • 00:20:12.080 --> 00:20:17.100
  • "YOU'VE SEEN THESE MIRACLES I'VE PERFORMED,
  • 00:20:17.110 --> 00:20:19.090
  • "BUT DO YOU BELIEVE, DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE?"
  • 00:20:19.100 --> 00:20:25.120
  • I BELIEVE THE WORD WOULD SAY THE SAME THING TO YOU TODAY.
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  • YOU'VE HEARD THE RESURRECTION STORY
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  • OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
  • 00:20:32.060 --> 00:20:36.110
  • BUT DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE?
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  • DO YOU BELIEVE ENOUGH TO PIN YOUR HOPES OF THE FUTURE
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  • ON THE DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST FOR YOUR SINS?
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  • IF YOU'RE TRUSTING IN YOUR OWN GOODNESS,
  • 00:20:49.060 --> 00:20:52.040
  • IF YOU'RE TRUSTING IN YOUR RELIGIOUS HERITAGE,
  • 00:20:52.050 --> 00:20:54.040
  • IF YOU'RE TRUSTING IN YOUR BAPTISM
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  • OR SOME OTHER ACT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS TO SAVE YOU,
  • 00:20:56.160 --> 00:20:59.270
  • YOUR FAITH IS A MISPLACED FAITH.
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  • JESUS AND JESUS ALONE IS WORTHY OF YOUR TRUST.
  • 00:21:04.210 --> 00:21:10.250
  • MY FRIEND ERWIN LUTZER WRITES THESE VERY CONVICTING WORDS.
  • 00:21:10.260 --> 00:21:16.060
  • "FIVE MINUTES AFTER YOU DIE,
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  • "YOU WILL EITHER HAVE HAD YOUR FIRST GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN
  • 00:21:20.000 --> 00:21:22.080
  • "WITH ITS EUPHORIA AND BLISS,
  • 00:21:22.090 --> 00:21:24.250
  • "OR YOUR FIRST GENUINE EXPERIENCE
  • 00:21:24.260 --> 00:21:27.070
  • "OF UNRELENTING HORROR AND REGRET.
  • 00:21:27.080 --> 00:21:31.040
  • "EITHER WAY, YOUR FINAL DESTINY IS UNCHANGEABLE."
  • 00:21:31.050 --> 00:21:39.190
  • WHEN PETER FINISHED HIS MESSAGE,
  • 00:21:39.200 --> 00:21:41.200
  • LUKE SAYS THE PEOPLE WERE PIERCED THROUGH THEIR HEARTS
  • 00:21:41.210 --> 00:21:44.070
  • AND THEY CRIED OUT, "PETER, WHAT SHALL WE DO?"
  • 00:21:44.080 --> 00:21:48.110
  • AND PETER SAID, "REPENT AND BE BAPTIZED EACH ONE OF YOU
  • 00:21:48.120 --> 00:21:52.120
  • "IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:21:52.130 --> 00:21:54.260
  • "FOR THE REMISSION OF YOUR SINS."
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  • MUSIC
  • 00:21:58.270 --> 00:22:04.150
  • MAY GOD USE THESE WORDS FROM SCRIPTURE
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  • TO PIERCE THE HEARTS OF PEOPLE ALL ACROSS THE NATION
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  • AND AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:22:10.070 --> 00:22:12.270
  • JESUS ALONE IS WORTHY OF OUR AFFECTION AND OUR TRUST.
  • 00:22:12.280 --> 00:22:18.070
  • BEFORE WE CONCLUDE TODAY'S BROADCAST,
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  • LET ME REMIND YOU THAT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
  • 00:22:20.250 --> 00:22:23.080
  • IS THE RECIPIENT OF A RECORD-BREAKING
  • 00:22:23.090 --> 00:22:25.190
  • YEAR-END MATCHING CHALLENGE
  • 00:22:25.200 --> 00:22:27.290
  • IN THE AMOUNT OF $920.000.
  • 00:22:28.000 --> 00:22:31.040
  • NOW, HERE'S WHAT THAT MEANS.
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  • EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE TODAY
  • 00:22:32.240 --> 00:22:35.070
  • WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY MATCHED FROM THIS MATCHING FUND
  • 00:22:35.080 --> 00:22:38.220
  • UNTIL WE REACH THE TOTAL AMOUNT.
  • 00:22:38.230 --> 00:22:40.280
  • AND THESE RESOURCES WILL BE USED
  • 00:22:40.290 --> 00:22:43.050
  • TO EXPAND THE IMPACT OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
  • 00:22:43.060 --> 00:22:46.040
  • THROUGHOUT THE COMING NEW YEAR OF 2020.
  • 00:22:46.050 --> 00:22:49.200
  • I THINK WE ALL AGREE THIS YEAR IS GONNA BE CRUCIAL
  • 00:22:49.210 --> 00:22:52.270
  • IN THE LIFE OF OUR NATION
  • 00:22:52.280 --> 00:22:54.220
  • AND THERE'S NEVER BEEN A TIME
  • 00:22:54.230 --> 00:22:56.070
  • THAT OUR NATION NEEDS THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD
  • 00:22:56.080 --> 00:22:59.020
  • MORE THAN RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:22:59.030 --> 00:23:00.220
  • THANK YOU FOR PARTNERING FINANCIALLY
  • 00:23:00.230 --> 00:23:02.220
  • WITH "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
  • 00:23:02.230 --> 00:23:04.160
  • AND FOR HELPING US PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:23:04.170 --> 00:23:07.030
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:23:07.040 --> 00:23:09.130
  • NOW PLEASE STAY RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:23:09.140 --> 00:23:11.010
  • I PROMISE I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] CHRISTMAS, IT'S MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR.
  • 00:23:16.180 --> 00:23:23.070
  • OUR KIDS AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN COME FROM ALL OVER
  • 00:23:23.080 --> 00:23:25.260
  • TO SHARE THE JOYS OF THE PAST YEAR,
  • 00:23:25.270 --> 00:23:28.240
  • BLESS EACH OTHER WITH GIFTS,
  • 00:23:28.250 --> 00:23:30.150
  • AND REMEMBER THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:23:30.160 --> 00:23:34.240
  • FOR OUR FAMILY, CHRISTMAS,
  • 00:23:34.250 --> 00:23:36.160
  • IT'S THE MOST SPECIAL DAY OF THE YEAR.
  • 00:23:36.170 --> 00:23:38.160
  • WE GET TOGETHER FOR SOME GREAT FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP,
  • 00:23:38.170 --> 00:23:41.030
  • FOR SOME GREAT LAUGHS AND MEMORIES,
  • 00:23:41.040 --> 00:23:44.150
  • AND TO THANK THE LORD FOR THE BIRTH OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:23:44.160 --> 00:23:49.140
  • GATHERING TOGETHER TO HONOR THE BIRTH
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  • OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR,
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  • IT'S A TRADITION THAT WE WANNA CONTINUE IN OUR FAMILY.
  • 00:23:53.000 --> 00:23:55.090
  • SO THIS YEAR WE'RE GIVING OUR LOVED ONES A GIFT
  • 00:23:55.100 --> 00:23:58.120
  • THAT WILL NOT ONLY BRING A SMILE BUT LEAVE A LEGACY.
  • 00:23:58.130 --> 00:24:03.000
  • "THE DAILY DEVOTIONAL" IS A GIFT
  • 00:24:03.010 --> 00:24:04.170
  • THAT INVITES THE LORD INTO THEIR LIFE EVERY DAY.
  • 00:24:04.180 --> 00:24:07.250
  • SO WHEN THE DAY COMES FOR THE FAMILY CHRISTMAS
  • 00:24:07.260 --> 00:24:09.250
  • TO TAKE PLACE IN THEIR HOME,
  • 00:24:09.260 --> 00:24:11.260
  • WE KNOW THAT JESUS WILL STILL BE
  • 00:24:11.270 --> 00:24:13.120
  • THE CENTER OF THE CELEBRATION.
  • 00:24:13.130 --> 00:24:16.100
  • LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU SPEND TIME DAILY WITH GOD.
  • 00:24:16.110 --> 00:24:19.110
  • HE GUIDES OUR STEPS
  • 00:24:19.120 --> 00:24:20.240
  • AND LIGHTS A CLEAR PATH FOR US TO FOLLOW.
  • 00:24:20.250 --> 00:24:23.230
  • AND THIS CHRISTMAS YOU CAN HELP YOUR FAMILY
  • 00:24:23.240 --> 00:24:26.160
  • BOLDLY FACE THE COMING YEAR
  • 00:24:26.170 --> 00:24:28.200
  • WITH THE BRAND NEW LEATHER-BOUND
  • 00:24:28.210 --> 00:24:30.260
  • "PATHWAY TO VICTORY DAILY DEVOTIONAL" FOR 2020.
  • 00:24:30.270 --> 00:24:34.280
  • THANK YOU FOR JOINING WITH ME THIS CHRISTMAS
  • 00:24:34.290 --> 00:24:37.120
  • TO GIVE THE GREATEST GIFT YOU COULD POSSIBLY GIVE,
  • 00:24:37.130 --> 00:24:40.160
  • THE TRANSFORMING WORD OF GOD,
  • 00:24:40.170 --> 00:24:42.160
  • TO OUR FAMILIES, OUR COUNTRY, AND THE WORLD.
  • 00:24:42.170 --> 00:24:46.110
  • MUSIC
  • 00:24:46.120 --> 00:24:47.260
  • PAUL DIDN'T EMPHASIZE JESUS THE GREAT TEACHER.
  • 00:24:47.270 --> 00:24:51.140
  • HE EMPHASIZED JESUS THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:24:51.150 --> 00:24:55.280
  • SO NOW IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO DECIDE WHO WAS THIS MAN JESUS.
  • 00:24:55.290 --> 00:25:02.120
  • WAS HE A NARCISSIST WHO THOUGHT HE WAS THE MESSIAH?
  • 00:25:02.130 --> 00:25:04.210
  • WAS HE THE GREATEST RELIGIOUS CHARLATAN WHO EVER LIVED?
  • 00:25:04.220 --> 00:25:08.080
  • OR WAS HE WHO CLAIMED TO BE,
  • 00:25:08.090 --> 00:25:11.140
  • THE LONG-AWAITED MESSIAH WHO LIVED AND DIED AND ROSE AGAIN
  • 00:25:11.150 --> 00:25:16.000
  • THAT YOU AND I MIGHT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE?
  • 00:25:16.010 --> 00:25:19.090
  • CLEARLY, JESUS IS LORD.
  • 00:25:19.100 --> 00:25:23.010
  • WELL, IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS
  • 00:25:23.020 --> 00:25:24.280
  • CHRISTIANS AROUND THE WORLD WILL PAUSE
  • 00:25:24.290 --> 00:25:26.260
  • TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:25:26.270 --> 00:25:30.280
  • AND NEXT TIME WE'LL DEVOTE THE ENTIRE PROGRAM
  • 00:25:30.290 --> 00:25:33.130
  • TO REFLECT ON THE REMARKABLE STORY OF JESUS' BIRTH
  • 00:25:33.140 --> 00:25:37.160
  • AND THE BEAUTY OF GOD'S PLAN TO REDEEM MANKIND.
  • 00:25:37.170 --> 00:25:41.100
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
  • 00:25:41.110 --> 00:25:44.020
  • ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:25:44.030 --> 00:25:48.000
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY, WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:25:48.010 --> 00:25:49.250
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:25:49.260 --> 00:25:52.120
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOU
  • 00:25:52.130 --> 00:25:54.000
  • THE BRAND NEW "2020 PATHWAY TO VICTORY DAILY DEVOTIONAL."
  • 00:25:54.010 --> 00:25:57.230
  • PLUS, "JESUS: THE FULFILLMENT OF GOD'S PROPHECIES"
  • 00:25:57.240 --> 00:26:00.270
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
  • 00:26:00.280 --> 00:26:02.100
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:02.110 --> 00:26:05.100
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $100 OR MORE,
  • 00:26:05.110 --> 00:26:07.270
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETE
  • 00:26:07.280 --> 00:26:09.140
  • "INCOMPARABLE CHRIST" TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:26:09.150 --> 00:26:13.250
  • REMEMBER, YOUR MINISTRY GIFT RIGHT NOW
  • 00:26:13.260 --> 00:26:15.240
  • WILL BE DOUBLED IN IMPACT
  • 00:26:15.250 --> 00:26:17.040
  • THANKS TO OUR ACTIVE MATCHING CHALLENGE.
  • 00:26:17.050 --> 00:26:19.080
  • SO BE SURE TO CALL, WRITE, OR GO ONLINE TODAY.
  • 00:26:19.090 --> 00:26:22.140
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:22.150 --> 00:26:25.240
  • WHAT I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT FOR A MOMENT
  • 00:26:25.250 --> 00:26:27.210
  • IS HOW GOD USED NATURAL EVENTS
  • 00:26:27.220 --> 00:26:31.110
  • TO BRING ABOUT HIS SUPERNATURAL PLAN.
  • 00:26:31.120 --> 00:26:34.050
  • THINK ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:26:34.060 --> 00:26:35.110
  • WITH ONE STROKE OF THE PEN,
  • 00:26:35.120 --> 00:26:37.260
  • CAESAR AUGUSTUS, HUNDREDS OF MILES AWAY,
  • 00:26:37.270 --> 00:26:40.240
  • THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD,
  • 00:26:40.250 --> 00:26:42.180
  • WITH ONE STROKE OF HIS PEN HE SIGNED AN EDICT
  • 00:26:42.190 --> 00:26:45.290
  • THAT WOULD HAVE RAMIFICATIONS HE COULD HAVE NEVER IMAGINED.
  • 00:26:46.000 --> 00:26:49.240
  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:26:49.250 --> 00:26:51.270
  • FOR THE MESSAGE "BACK TO BETHLEHEM"
  • 00:26:51.280 --> 00:26:54.010
  • HERE ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:54.020 --> 00:26:56.130
  • MUSIC
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  • EXPERIENCE ALASKA'S TOWERING MOUNTAINS AND MIGHTY GLACIERS
  • 00:27:01.110 --> 00:27:04.290
  • WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS
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  • ON THE PATHWAY TO VICTORY ALASKA CRUISE.
  • 00:27:06.180 --> 00:27:09.060
  • EXPLORE CHARMING ALASKAN PORTS LIKE JUNEAU AND KETCHIKAN.
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  • THEN ENJOY ONBOARD ENTERTAINMENT
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  • WITH WORSHIP LEADER MICHAEL O'BRIEN,
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  • 00:27:16.110 --> 00:27:19.050
  • AND COMEDIAN DENNIS SWANBERG.
  • 00:27:19.060 --> 00:27:21.130
  • TO BOOK YOUR RESERVATION
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  • FOR THE PATHWAY TO VICTORY ALASKA CRUISE
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  • 00:27:24.290 --> 00:27:30.000