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December 31, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • [NARRATOR] FROM THE PULPIT OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS, TEXAS, THIS IS "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
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  • WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS, AND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
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  • HEBREWS 4:12 SAYS
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  • THE WORD OF GOD IS LIVING, AND ACTIVE,
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  • AND SHARPER THAN ANY TWO EDGED SWORD.
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  • AND PIERCING AS FAR AS THE DIVISION OF SOUL AND SPIRIT,
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  • OF BOTH JOINTS AND MARROW.
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  • AND IT'S ABLE TO JUDGE THE THOUGHTS
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  • AND INTENSIONS OF THE HEART.
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  • AND YET MANY CHRISTIANS TREAT THE BIBLE
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  • LIKE A COLLECTION OF STORIES.
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  • WE READ IT, WE ADMIRE IT, WE EVEN TEACH IT TO OTHERS.
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  • BUT WE NEVER ALLOW THE BIBLE'S TRUTH TO PENETRATE
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  • AND RENOVATE OUR HEARTS.
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  • SO TODAY I WANNA SHOW YOU THE REAL PURPOSE
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  • AND POWER OF GOD'S WORD.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED "THE TRUTH THAT TRANSFORMS",
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
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  • ("YAHWEH" BY THE HOPPERS)
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  • IN THE BOOK OF ISAIAH, WE CALLED HIM EMMANUEL,
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  • GOD WITH US, AN EXTENSION OF GOD'S OWN HEART,
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  • AND THROUGHOUT THE SCRIPTURES, GOD HAS MANY NAMES,
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  • BUT HERE TODAY, WE CALL HIM YAHWEH.
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  • YAHWEH, JESUS IS COMING
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  • IN A MANGER, OUR LORD IS COMING
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  • MM, YAHWEH, JESUS IS TEACHING
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  • NO ONE SPEAKS LIKE HIM
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  • NO ONE SPEAKS LIKE HIM
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  • HOSANNA, HE COMES IN THE FORM OF A MAN
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  • JEHOVAH, THE GREAT GOD OF ABRAHAM
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  • HE LIVED JUST TO DIE FOR OUR SIN
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  • YAHWEH, FOR WE SING
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  • MM, YAHWEH, JESUS IS PRAYING
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  • IN THE GARDEN, OUR LORD IS PRAYING
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  • MM, YAHWEH, JESUS IS DYING
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  • DYING FOR OUR SIN, DYING FOR OUR SIN
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  • MM, YAHWEH, JESUS IS BURIED
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  • IN A RICH MAN'S TOMB, HE IS BURIED
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  • MM, YAHWEH, JESUS IS RISING
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  • NOW HE LIVES AGAIN, YES HE LIVES AGAIN
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  • HOSANNA HE COMES IN THE FORM OF A MAN
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  • JEHOVAH THE GREAT GOD OF ABRAHAM
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  • HE LIVED JUST TO DIE FOR OUR SIN
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  • HE ROSE FROM THE GRAVE AND LIVES AGAIN
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  • HE AROSE, HE AROSE
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  • HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH
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  • HE LIVES AGAIN
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  • OUR LORD LIVES AGAIN
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  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDING)
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  • [PRESENTER] PEOPLE WHO INVEST THEIR LIVES
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  • IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD DON'T LOOK BACK WITH REGRET.
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  • IN FACT, THEIR IMPACT EXTENDS FAR BEYOND THEIR OWN LIFETIME.
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  • IN THIS SPIRIT, SOME FRIENDS OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
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  • HAVE BANDED TOGETHER AND SET ASIDE A GIFT
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  • OF $920.000, 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 WILL BE MATCHED,
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  • AND THEREFORE DOUBLED, UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST.
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  • THANK YOU FOR GIVING GENEROUSLY
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  • TOWARD THE COURAGEOUS 2020 MATCHING CHALLENGE.
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  • MUSIC
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  • I REMEMBER WHEN OUR GIRLS WERE LITTLE,
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  • WHEN WE SEVERAL TIMES ACTUALLY TO THE SAN DIEGO ZOO.
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  • AND I REMEMBER ONE OF OUR VISITS TO THE ZOO,
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  • I LOOKED OVER AND SAW THESE TWO GIANT TURTLES.
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  • AND THEY WERE ABSOLUTELY MOTIONLESS.
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  • NOW THEIR EYES BLINKED OCCASIONALLY,
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  • BUT THEY DIDN'T MOVE. THEY WERE MOTIONLESS.
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  • BUT THAT'S NOT TRUE ABOUT THE WORD OF GOD.
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  • THE WORD OF GOD IS BOTH LIVING AND IT IS ACTIVE.
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  • AND THIRD, IT IS SHARP.
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  • IN FACT, IT IS SO SHARP, IT IS SHARPER
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  • THAN ANY TWO-EDGED ROMAN SWORD.
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  • THAT IS THE POWER OF THE WORD OF GOD,
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  • TO PENETRATE THE WRONG THINKING THAT LEADS TO WRONG ACTIONS,
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  • AND CAUSES US TO MISS GOD'S REST.
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  • I THINK ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER,
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  • A MONK IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH,
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  • AND AS MUCH AS HE TRIED, HE WAS TRAINING TO BE A PRIEST,
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  • HE COULD FIND NO REST, NO SATISFACTION FROM GUILT,
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  • IN ROMAN CATHOLICISM.
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  • THERE WAS NO WAY TO KNOW HOW YOU HAD EVER DONE ENOUGH,
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  • HOW YOU WOULD'VE EVER DONE ENOUGH PENANCE,
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  • HOW MANY TIMES YOU WOULD CONFESS,
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  • HOW MUCH MONEY YOU HAD GIVEN,
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  • TO KNOW THAT YOU WERE RIGHT WITH GOD.
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  • AND HE WAS BOUND UP WITH GUILT,
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  • TO THE POINT OF ABSOLUTE AND UTTER DESPAIR.
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  • BUT MARTIN LUTHER STARTED READING THE BOOK OF ROMANS,
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  • AND HE READ IT OVER, AND OVER, AND OVER AGAIN.
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  • AND HE CENTERED IN ON THOSE TWO THEME VERSES
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  • FROM THE BOOK OF ROMANS, ROMANS 1:16-17,
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  • FOR I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST,
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  • FOR IT IS THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION
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  • TO EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES.
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  • TO THE JEW FIRST, AND THEN ALSO TO THE GREEK.
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  • FOR IN IT, THE GOSPEL,
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  • THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD, IS DISPLAYED
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  • FROM FAITH TO FAITH, FOR AS THE SCRIPTURES SAY,
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  • THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.
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  • AND MARTIN LUTHER, IN HIS TESTIMONY SAYS FOUR WORDS
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  • KEPT COMING BACK TO HIM FROM THOSE VERSES.
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  • THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD, THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD.
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  • THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD, THAT'S WHAT MARTIN LUTHER CRAVED,
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  • A RIGHT STANDING FROM GOD.
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  • AND IT HIT HIM ONE DAY, WHAT GOD WAS SAYING,
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  • THAT RIGHTEOUSNESS, THAT RIGHT STANDING
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  • COMES ON THE BASIS OF FAITH, NOT WORKS.
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  • AND THAT SIMPLE WORD OF GOD, THOSE SIMPLE FOUR VERSES
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  • FREED MARTIN LUTHER FROM GUILT,
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  • AND ALLOWED HIM TO ACCEPT CHRIST AS HIS SAVIOR.
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  • AND IT WAS THOSE FOUR WORDS THAT INSPIRED AND SPARKED
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  • THE ENTIRE PROTESTANT REFORMATION.
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  • THAT IS THE POWER OF THE WORD OF GOD.
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  • IT FREES US TO EXPERIENCE GOD'S REST.
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  • I EXPERIENCED THAT IN MY OWN LIFE ONE TIME,
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  • WHEN I THINK ABOUT THE POWER OF GOD'S WORD,
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  • TO PENETRATE AND TO FREE US, TO EXPERIENCE HIS REST.
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  • I ALWAYS THINK ABOUT A MONDAY NIGHT, IN OCTOBER OF 1985.
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  • AMY AND I HAD JUST GONE TO PASTOR OUR FIRST CHURCH.
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  • THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN EASTLAND, TEXAS.
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  • AND NOT LONG AFTER WE CAME TO THE CHURCH,
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  • I WAS INVITED TO DELIVER THE ANNUAL ASSOCIATIONAL MEETING
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  • FOR OUR LITTLE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION.
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  • AND IT WAS BEING HELD AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • IN BRECKENRIDGE, TEXAS.
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  • WE GOT THERE EARLY, I PREACHED THE AFTERNOON SESSION,
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  • AND THEN I WAS TO DELIVER THE KEYNOTE MESSAGE THAT NIGHT.
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  • AND AS AMY AND I WERE SEATED IN THE PEW,
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  • WAITING FOR THE SERVICE TO BEGIN,
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  • AN USHER CAME DOWN THE AISLE, AND TAPPED ME ON THE SHOULDER,
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  • AND HE SAID, "DR. JEFFRESS, THERE IS AN EMERGENCY PHONE CALL
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  • "FOR YOU IN THE PASTOR'S OFFICE,
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  • "AND YOU REALLY NEED TO TAKE IT."
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  • AND I COULDN'T IMAGINE WHO IT WAS CALLING,
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  • AND TRACKING ME DOWN LIKE THAT.
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  • AND SO I WENT BACK TO TAKE THE PHONE CALL.
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  • AND ON THE OTHER END OF THE LINE WAS MY BROTHER-IN-LAW,
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  • AND HE'S SAID, "ROBERT, THEY JUST DID
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  • "SOME EXPLORATORY SURGERY ON YOUR MOM TODAY,
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  • "AND WE'RE HERE AT THE HOSPITAL,
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  • "AND THE DOCTOR FOUND INOPERABLE CANCER,
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  • "THAT HAD METASTASIZED EVERYWHERE.
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  • "THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO DO ANYTHING FOR HER,
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  • "AND THEY'VE GIVEN HER FOUR MONTHS TO LIVE,
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  • "AND YOU PROBABLY OUGHTA COME BACK, IF YOU CAN."
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  • I COULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT I WAS HEARING.
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  • AND I REMEMBER GOING BACK INTO THAT SANCTUARY,
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  • AND PREACHING THE MESSAGE THAT EVENING.
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  • I CAN'T TELL YOU TO THIS DAY WHAT I PREACHED THAT NIGHT.
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  • BUT AS SOON AS WE FINISHED,
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  • AMY AND I HURRIEDLY LEFT THE CHURCH,
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  • GOT IN OUR CARS, AND STARTED DRIVING BACK TO DALLAS.
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  • AND I WILL NEVER FORGET
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  • DRIVING THROUGH THOSE DARK BACK ROADS OF WEST TEXAS,
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  • HEADED TO DALLAS, OVERCOME WITH GRIEF AND QUESTIONS
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  • ABOUT WHAT WAS GONNA BE IN THE FUTURE,
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  • AND WHY THE LORD WOULD ALLOW SUCH A THING TO HAPPEN.
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  • AND I TURNED ON THE RADIO, AND IT HAPPENED TO BE SET
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  • ON KCBI, AND I'LL NEVER FORGET THE VOICE I HEARD,
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  • IT WAS A FAMILIAR VOICE, IT WAS CHUCK SWINDOLL,
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  • AND HE WAS READING ROMANS 11:33,
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  • OH THE DEPTHS OF THE RICHES, BOTH OF THE WISDOM
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  • AND THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
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  • HOW UNSEARCHABLE ARE HIS JUDGEMENTS.
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  • HOW UNFATHOMABLE ARE HIS WAYS.
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  • AND I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE LISTENING
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  • TO THE BROADCAST THAT MONDAY NIGHT,
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  • BUT GOD KNEW THAT IS EXACTLY
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  • WHAT I NEEDED TO HEAR THAT NIGHT,
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  • BECAUSE THOSE VERSES REMINDED ME THAT GOD HAS A PLAN
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  • THAT IS BEYOND OUR COMPREHENSION.
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  • HE HAS A PLAN THAT HE IS WORKING OUT,
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  • EVEN THOUGH IN THE DARKNESS,
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  • WE CAN'T SEE WHAT THAT PLAN IS. AND WE CAN TRUST HIM.
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  • IT WAS GOD'S WORD THAT FREED ME THAT NIGHT,
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  • TO EXPERIENCE GOD'S REST.
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  • AND THAT'S THE POWER OF GOD IN YOUR LIFE AS WELL.
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  • FOR THE WORD OF GOD IS ALIVE, IT IS ACTIVE,
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  • IT IS SHARPER THAN ANY TWO-EDGED SWORDS.
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  • BUT I WANT YOU TO NOTICE, GOD'S WORD IS NOT ONLY A SWORD,
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  • THAT FREES US TO EXPERIENCE GOD'S REST.
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  • IT IS ALSO A SCALPEL, A SURGEON'S SCALPEL,
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  • THAT CUTS US SO WE CAN EXPERIENCE GOD'S HEALING
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  • IN OUR LIFE. HE TALKS ABOUT CONVICTION OF GOD'S WORD.
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  • IN VERSES 12 AND 13, LOOK AT IT WITH ME,
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  • THE LAST PART OF VERSE 12,
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  • AND PIERCING AS FAR AS THE DIVISION
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  • OF THE SOUL AND SPIRIT, OF BOTH JOINTS AND MARROW,
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  • AND ABLE TO JUDGE THE THOUGHTS AND INTENTIONS OF THE HEART.
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  • AND THERE IS NO CREATURE HIDDEN FROM GOD'S SIGHT,
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  • BUT ALL THINGS ARE OPEN AND LAID BARE
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  • TO THE EYES OF HIM, WITH WHOM WE HAVE TO DO.
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  • I WAS JUST READING THIS LAST NIGHT, LATE.
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  • IT'S INTERESTING HOW THE WRITER GOES
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  • FROM TALKING ABOUT GOD'S WORD, TO TALKING ABOUT GOD HIMSELF.
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  • YOU KNOW, THERE'S NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO.
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  • GOD'S WORD AND GOD ARE INSEPARABLE.
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  • YOU CAN'T HIDE FROM GOD'S WORD,
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  • BECAUSE YOU CAN'T HIDE FROM GOD.
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  • EVEN THOUGH WE TRY TO.
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  • HOW FOOLISH IT IS TO SAY WELL,
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  • I JUST DON'T BELIEVE THE BIBLE ANYMORE.
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  • I JUST DON'T BELIEVE IT'S GOD'S WORD.
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  • DO YOU THINK THAT CHANGES ANYTHING?
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  • JUST BECAUSE YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN GRAVITY,
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  • DOESN'T MEAN GRAVITY DOESN'T EXIST.
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  • IT'S THERE, WHETHER YOU BELIEVE IT OR NOT.
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  • AND THE SAME IS TRUE WITH GOD'S WORD.
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  • IN FACT, HE GOES ON TO SAY THAT EVERYTHING IS LAID BARE
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  • TO THE EYES OF HIM, WITH WHOM WE HAVE TO DO.
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  • JOHN MACARTHUR NOTES THAT THAT WORD TRANSLATED LAID BARE,
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  • REFERS TO THE PRACTICE IN THE FIRST CENTURY
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  • OF A CRIMINAL CONVICTED OF A CAPITAL OFFENSE,
  • 00:12:55.060 --> 00:12:58.220
  • BEING LED TO AN EXECUTION.
  • 00:12:58.230 --> 00:13:00.250
  • AND IT WAS THE PRACTICE THEN TO STRAP AROUND
  • 00:13:00.260 --> 00:13:03.130
  • THAT CONVICTED CRIMINAL'S NECK A SPIKE
  • 00:13:03.140 --> 00:13:08.140
  • THAT WAS POINTED UPWARD,
  • 00:13:09.060 --> 00:13:10.110
  • AND IT WAS PLACED RIGHT UNDER HIS CHIN,
  • 00:13:10.120 --> 00:13:13.040
  • SO THAT AS HE WALKED TO HIS EXECUTION,
  • 00:13:13.050 --> 00:13:15.080
  • HE COULD NOT BOW HIS HEAD IN SHAME.
  • 00:13:15.090 --> 00:13:17.170
  • BUT HE HAD TO HOLD HIS HEAD UP,
  • 00:13:17.180 --> 00:13:19.070
  • SO EVERYONE COULD SEE HIS GUILT.
  • 00:13:19.080 --> 00:13:22.150
  • THAT'S WHAT THE WORD OF GOD DOES,
  • 00:13:22.160 --> 00:13:24.140
  • IT REFUSES TO ALLOW US TO HIDE FROM THE JUDGMENT WE DESERVE.
  • 00:13:24.150 --> 00:13:29.030
  • SOMEBODY HAS SAID THE BIBLE IS ALIVE, IT SPEAKS TO ME.
  • 00:13:29.040 --> 00:13:33.050
  • IT HAS FEET, IT RUNS AFTER ME.
  • 00:13:33.060 --> 00:13:35.280
  • IT HAS HANDS, IT LAYS HOLD OF ME.
  • 00:13:35.290 --> 00:13:39.270
  • GOD'S WORD IS LIKE THAT SURGEON'S SCALPEL,
  • 00:13:39.280 --> 00:13:43.170
  • THAT CUTS US, PIERCES US, IN ORDER TO HEAL US.
  • 00:13:43.180 --> 00:13:48.180
  • WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH US TODAY?
  • 00:13:50.160 --> 00:13:53.280
  • LET ME JUST SHARE WITH YOU IN CLOSING,
  • 00:13:53.290 --> 00:13:55.210
  • TWO PRINCIPLES THAT I HOPE WILL CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE
  • 00:13:55.220 --> 00:13:59.020
  • TOWARD GOD'S WORD TODAY.
  • 00:13:59.030 --> 00:14:01.110
  • NUMBER ONE, VIEW GOD'S WORD AS MEDICINE, AND NOT POISON.
  • 00:14:01.120 --> 00:14:09.140
  • I WANT YOU TO IMAGINE, AND THIS IS SO BASIC,
  • 00:14:09.150 --> 00:14:12.070
  • BUT I WANT YOU TO IMAGINE THAT YOU'RE SUFFERING
  • 00:14:12.080 --> 00:14:14.130
  • FROM A FEVER OF 103 DEGREES,
  • 00:14:14.140 --> 00:14:17.220
  • YOU'VE GOT A SORE THROAT THAT WON'T STOP,
  • 00:14:17.230 --> 00:14:21.030
  • AND FINALLY, YOU'RE SO MISERABLE,
  • 00:14:21.040 --> 00:14:22.210
  • YOU GO TO THE DOCTOR FOR SOME RELIEF.
  • 00:14:22.220 --> 00:14:24.280
  • HE SAID OH, I'VE GOT JUST THE THING YOU NEED.
  • 00:14:24.290 --> 00:14:28.020
  • I'VE GOT THESE PURPLE PILLS HERE,
  • 00:14:28.030 --> 00:14:30.170
  • AND IF YOU'LL TAKE ONE OF THESE PURPLE PILLS EVERYDAY,
  • 00:14:30.180 --> 00:14:33.060
  • YOU WILL FEEL BETTER.
  • 00:14:33.070 --> 00:14:34.270
  • AND SO YOU TAKE ONE OF THOSE PURPLE PILLS,
  • 00:14:34.280 --> 00:14:37.030
  • AND ALMOST INSTANTLY YOU BEGIN TO FEEL BETTER.
  • 00:14:37.040 --> 00:14:40.110
  • THE NEXT MORNING, YOU GET UP,
  • 00:14:40.120 --> 00:14:42.020
  • AND YOU FORGET TO TAKE YOUR PURPLE PILL.
  • 00:14:42.030 --> 00:14:44.020
  • IT'S NOT A PART OF YOUR REGULAR ROUTINE.
  • 00:14:44.030 --> 00:14:46.150
  • THAT'S UNDERSTANDABLE, AS THE DAY PROGRESSES,
  • 00:14:46.160 --> 00:14:48.290
  • YOU BEGIN TO FEEL WORSE AND WORSE AND WORSE.
  • 00:14:49.000 --> 00:14:51.090
  • THE FEVER, THE SORE THROAT RETURNS.
  • 00:14:51.100 --> 00:14:53.250
  • THE NEXT MORNING, YOU GET UP,
  • 00:14:53.260 --> 00:14:55.050
  • AND YOU KNOW YOU NEED THAT PURPLE PILL,
  • 00:14:55.060 --> 00:14:56.230
  • BUT YOU'RE RUNNING LATE TO WORK OR SCHOOL,
  • 00:14:56.240 --> 00:14:58.290
  • AND CAN'T BE LATE, AND SO YOU CAN'T TAKE TIME
  • 00:14:59.000 --> 00:15:01.230
  • TO DRINK A GLASS OF WATER AND TAKE THE PILL.
  • 00:15:01.240 --> 00:15:04.000
  • AND SO AGAIN, THE FEVER AND THE SORE THROAT RAGES ON.
  • 00:15:04.010 --> 00:15:08.190
  • HOW MANY DAYS WOULD YOU GO UNTIL YOU DECIDED
  • 00:15:08.200 --> 00:15:11.200
  • THIS IS A PRIORITY FOR ME TO TAKE THIS PURPLE PILL.
  • 00:15:11.210 --> 00:15:15.140
  • NOW I KNOW THAT IS A SIMPLE ANALOGY,
  • 00:15:15.150 --> 00:15:17.120
  • BUT IT'S THE SAME WAY WITH GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:15:17.130 --> 00:15:20.080
  • GOD GAVE US HIS WORD TO BRING HEALING INTO OUR LIFE.
  • 00:15:20.090 --> 00:15:24.290
  • TO REMOVE THE DISCOMFORT FROM OUR LIFE
  • 00:15:25.000 --> 00:15:27.070
  • THAT COMES WITH DISOBEYING HIM.
  • 00:15:27.080 --> 00:15:29.230
  • AND YET, YOU KNOW, MANY OF US HAVE THE SAME ATTITUDE
  • 00:15:29.240 --> 00:15:33.010
  • TOWARD THE BIBLE THAT WE DO TOWARD BROCCOLI.
  • 00:15:33.020 --> 00:15:35.200
  • I KNOW IT'S GOOD FOR ME, BUT, MAKES ME GAG.
  • 00:15:35.210 --> 00:15:39.270
  • AND WE CONTINUE TO SUFFER THE RESULTS
  • 00:15:39.280 --> 00:15:42.090
  • OF NOT HAVING THAT REGULAR INTAKE FROM THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:15:42.100 --> 00:15:46.180
  • COULD I GIVE YOU A REAL PRACTICAL SOLUTION,
  • 00:15:46.190 --> 00:15:49.230
  • IF YOU'VE GOTTEN AWAY FROM READING THE BIBLE?
  • 00:15:49.240 --> 00:15:52.150
  • AND THAT'S SO EASY, WE ALL STRUGGLE TO MAKE TIME
  • 00:15:52.160 --> 00:15:55.130
  • TO READ GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:15:55.140 --> 00:15:57.100
  • I USED TO HAVE A PRACTICE, WHEN I READ THE BIBLE,
  • 00:15:58.220 --> 00:16:01.120
  • OF READING THE BIBLE FROM MY ONLY BIBLE,
  • 00:16:01.130 --> 00:16:04.090
  • THE ONE THAT I PREACH FROM,
  • 00:16:04.100 --> 00:16:05.160
  • THE ONE I'VE HAD FOR 35 PLUS YEARS.
  • 00:16:05.170 --> 00:16:09.110
  • BUT HERE'S WHAT I FOUND, WHEN I WOULD READ THESE PASSAGES,
  • 00:16:09.120 --> 00:16:13.080
  • I'D HAVE SO MANY WORDS UNDERLINED ALREADY.
  • 00:16:13.090 --> 00:16:16.210
  • I'D READ IT SO OFTEN, THE WORDS ALMOST CAME BY ROTE TO ME.
  • 00:16:16.220 --> 00:16:20.290
  • I'D LOOK AT THE NOTES I'D MADE IN MY MARGINS,
  • 00:16:21.000 --> 00:16:24.120
  • I'D BEGIN THINKING ABOUT PEOPLE
  • 00:16:24.130 --> 00:16:26.030
  • I HAD SHARED THESE VERSES WITH,
  • 00:16:26.040 --> 00:16:28.110
  • SERMONS I HAD PREACHED IN THE PAST, SERMONS I HAD,
  • 00:16:28.120 --> 00:16:31.220
  • AND THEN I STARTED TAKING A STROLL DOWN MEMORY'S LANE,
  • 00:16:31.230 --> 00:16:34.090
  • INSTEAD OF ALLOWING THE BIBLE TO SPEAK TO ME.
  • 00:16:34.100 --> 00:16:37.210
  • AND WHAT I'VE STARTED DOING IS ONCE EVERY YEAR,
  • 00:16:37.220 --> 00:16:41.010
  • I GET A FRESH COPY OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:16:41.020 --> 00:16:44.120
  • A FRESH TRANSLATION, OR A PARAPHRASE,
  • 00:16:44.130 --> 00:16:47.210
  • SO THAT I CAN SIT DOWN, WITHOUT ANY MARKINGS,
  • 00:16:47.220 --> 00:16:50.120
  • WITHOUT ANY FAMILIARITY, AND LET THE BIBLE SPEAK ANEW TO ME.
  • 00:16:50.130 --> 00:16:55.050
  • AND I'D SUGGEST YOU DO THE SAME THING.
  • 00:16:55.060 --> 00:16:57.020
  • IF YOU USE THE NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE,
  • 00:16:57.030 --> 00:16:59.210
  • WHY NOT GET A COPY OF THE NEW LIVING BIBLE PARAPHRASE.
  • 00:16:59.220 --> 00:17:03.230
  • I KNOW SOME PEOPLE SAY OH, A PARAPHRASE,
  • 00:17:03.240 --> 00:17:06.060
  • THAT'S NOT GOOD TO STUDY WITH.
  • 00:17:06.070 --> 00:17:07.190
  • NO, IT MAY NOT BE SOMETHING YOU WANNA STUDY WITH,
  • 00:17:07.200 --> 00:17:10.040
  • BUT THERE'S SOMETHING GREAT ABOUT READING THE BIBLE,
  • 00:17:10.050 --> 00:17:12.190
  • IN TODAY'S LANGUAGE.
  • 00:17:12.200 --> 00:17:14.230
  • REMEMBER, BILLY GRAHAM, UP UNTIL THE DAY HE DIED,
  • 00:17:14.240 --> 00:17:17.260
  • READ FROM THE LIVING BIBLE EVERYDAY.
  • 00:17:17.270 --> 00:17:19.250
  • IF IT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR BILLY GRAHAM,
  • 00:17:19.260 --> 00:17:21.170
  • YOU KNOW IT'S PROBABLY GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE REST OF US.
  • 00:17:21.180 --> 00:17:23.230
  • BUT, MAYBE YOU USE THE NEW INTERNATIONAL BIBLE,
  • 00:17:23.240 --> 00:17:27.110
  • AND YOU WANNA SWITCH TO THE NEW AMERICAN STANDARD.
  • 00:17:27.120 --> 00:17:30.030
  • THE POINT IS, THERE OUGHT TO BE A TIME, EVERYDAY,
  • 00:17:30.040 --> 00:17:33.290
  • WHEN YOU READ THE BIBLE, YOU DON'T ANALYZE IT,
  • 00:17:34.000 --> 00:17:37.040
  • YOU DON'T STUDY THE GREEK WORD,
  • 00:17:37.050 --> 00:17:38.210
  • YOU JUST ALLOW IT TO SPEAK TO YOU,
  • 00:17:38.220 --> 00:17:41.120
  • SO THAT YOU CAN HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD.
  • 00:17:41.130 --> 00:17:43.200
  • TREAT THE BIBLE LIKE MEDICINE, AND NOT POISON.
  • 00:17:43.210 --> 00:17:48.030
  • THE SECOND IMPORTANT PRINCIPLE I THINK FROM THIS PASSAGE
  • 00:17:48.040 --> 00:17:51.020
  • IS THIS, ALLOW GOD'S WORD TO PERFORM ITS WORK.
  • 00:17:51.030 --> 00:17:56.030
  • ALLOW GOD'S WORD TO PERFORM ITS WORK IN YOU.
  • 00:17:57.070 --> 00:18:01.060
  • YES, THE BIBLE IS LIKE MEDICINE,
  • 00:18:01.070 --> 00:18:03.110
  • BUT IT'S ALSO LIKE THE SURGEON'S SCALPEL.
  • 00:18:03.120 --> 00:18:06.290
  • IT IS ABLE TO CUT INTO THE DEEPEST PART OF OUR LIVES,
  • 00:18:07.000 --> 00:18:09.270
  • AND LAY OUR REAL MOTIVATIONS OPEN,
  • 00:18:09.280 --> 00:18:13.050
  • NOT ONLY BEFORE GOD, BUT BEFORE OUR OWN HEARTS AS WELL.
  • 00:18:13.060 --> 00:18:17.180
  • YOU KNOW, GOD'S MOTIVATION IN CUTTING YOU WITH HIS WORD,
  • 00:18:17.190 --> 00:18:21.010
  • IS NOT TO BRING HURT INTO YOUR LIFE, BUT TO BRING HEALING.
  • 00:18:21.020 --> 00:18:24.150
  • BUT SOMETIMES THE HURT HAS TO PRECEDE THE HEALING.
  • 00:18:24.160 --> 00:18:28.030
  • I REMEMBER A FEW YEARS AGO, I WENT TO THE DOCTOR,
  • 00:18:28.040 --> 00:18:31.030
  • AND HE FOUND THIS LITTLE GROWTH,
  • 00:18:31.040 --> 00:18:32.130
  • AND HE SAID, "ROBERT, WE OUGHTA
  • 00:18:32.140 --> 00:18:33.210
  • "REALLY PROBABLY GET RID OF THIS GROWTH.
  • 00:18:33.220 --> 00:18:36.190
  • "IT'S NOT MALIGNANT, BUT IT COULD BECOME MALIGNANT,
  • 00:18:36.200 --> 00:18:39.060
  • "SO WE'RE GONNA CUT IT OFF."
  • 00:18:39.070 --> 00:18:42.080
  • IMAGINE IF I SAID TO HIM, "WHAT?
  • 00:18:42.090 --> 00:18:44.250
  • "YOU WANT TO CUT ME?
  • 00:18:44.260 --> 00:18:46.260
  • "YOU WANNA OPEN ME, WHAT KIND OF DOCTOR ARE YOU?
  • 00:18:46.270 --> 00:18:50.020
  • "DON'T YOU REMEMBER THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH?
  • 00:18:50.030 --> 00:18:51.270
  • "YOU'RE NOT TO DO HARM TO ANYBODY."
  • 00:18:51.280 --> 00:18:53.280
  • NO, THE REASON THE DOCTOR WANTS TO OPEN ME UP,
  • 00:18:55.090 --> 00:18:58.020
  • AND CUT THAT GROWTH OUT, IS NOT BECAUSE HE HATES ME,
  • 00:18:58.030 --> 00:19:01.090
  • HE WANTS TO BRING HEALING TO ME.
  • 00:19:01.100 --> 00:19:03.120
  • AND IT'S THE SAME WAY WITH GOD.
  • 00:19:03.130 --> 00:19:06.020
  • YOU KNOW, IN FACT, GOD USES THAT EXACT ANALOGY
  • 00:19:06.030 --> 00:19:09.030
  • IN DEUTERONOMY 32:39, GOD SAYS,
  • 00:19:09.040 --> 00:19:13.000
  • "I'M THE ONE WHO HAS WOUNDED, BUT IT IS I WHO HEALS."
  • 00:19:13.010 --> 00:19:18.000
  • GOD CUTS US, HE WOUNDS US,
  • 00:19:18.270 --> 00:19:21.250
  • NOT BECAUSE HE'S A DIVINE SADIST,
  • 00:19:21.260 --> 00:19:24.070
  • BUT BECAUSE HE WANTS TO BRING HEALING INTO OUR LIVES.
  • 00:19:24.080 --> 00:19:28.170
  • ONE OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES IS FROM ALAN REDPATH,
  • 00:19:28.180 --> 00:19:32.150
  • WHO SAYS, "IT IS A TREMENDOUS MOMENT IN A CHRISTIAN'S LIFE
  • 00:19:32.160 --> 00:19:37.160
  • "WHEN HE CAN HONESTLY LOOK UP INTO THE FACE OF GOD
  • 00:19:38.290 --> 00:19:41.070
  • "AND SAY, 'YES LORD, YOU WERE RIGHT, AND I AM WRONG.
  • 00:19:41.080 --> 00:19:46.080
  • "'YES LORD, I GOT WHAT I DESERVED IN THAT SITUATION.
  • 00:19:47.200 --> 00:19:50.080
  • "'YOU WERE RIGHT, I AM WRONG.'
  • 00:19:50.090 --> 00:19:53.290
  • "THAT IS THE THING FOR WHICH GOD HAS BEEN WORKING FOR
  • 00:19:54.000 --> 00:19:56.230
  • "IN YOUR LIFE, AND IN MINE,
  • 00:19:56.240 --> 00:19:59.050
  • "FROM THE MOMENT OF OUR CONVERSION."
  • 00:19:59.060 --> 00:20:01.240
  • PEOPLE OCCASIONALLY ASK ME,
  • 00:20:04.150 --> 00:20:05.210
  • "PASTOR, WHAT IS THE UNPARDONABLE SIN?"
  • 00:20:05.220 --> 00:20:09.180
  • BY THE WAY, YOU KNOW THERE IS ONE, DON'T YOU?
  • 00:20:09.190 --> 00:20:12.160
  • THE UNPARDONABLE SIN
  • 00:20:12.170 --> 00:20:14.040
  • IS THE ONE YOU REFUSE TO ASK GOD'S FORGIVENESS FOR.
  • 00:20:15.250 --> 00:20:19.000
  • GOD CONVICTS US, HE CUTS US OPEN,
  • 00:20:20.190 --> 00:20:24.080
  • SO THAT HE CAN BRING HEALING INTO OUR LIVES.
  • 00:20:24.090 --> 00:20:27.190
  • THERE'S SOME OF YOU RIGHT NOW, AS CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:20:29.010 --> 00:20:31.120
  • GOD HAS BEEN WORKING ON YOU, WORKING ON YOU,
  • 00:20:31.130 --> 00:20:34.240
  • BUT EVERY TIME HE TRIES TO SLICE YOU OPEN,
  • 00:20:34.250 --> 00:20:37.180
  • YOU CLIMB OFF THE OPERATING TABLE.
  • 00:20:37.190 --> 00:20:39.290
  • NOT TODAY, LORD, NOT TODAY.
  • 00:20:40.000 --> 00:20:43.030
  • THE MOST IMPORTANT TIME IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:20:43.040 --> 00:20:44.250
  • IS WHEN YOU COME TO THAT POINT AS A CHRISTIAN,
  • 00:20:44.260 --> 00:20:46.280
  • AND SAY GOD, YOU'RE RIGHT, I'M WRONG.
  • 00:20:46.290 --> 00:20:51.180
  • DO YOU WORK IN MY LIFE, SO THAT I CAN EXPERIENCE YOUR REST.
  • 00:20:53.000 --> 00:20:59.290
  • OF ALL PEOPLE, IT WAS PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON
  • 00:21:00.020 --> 00:21:03.010
  • WHO SAID, "WHEN YOU HAVE READ THE BIBLE,
  • 00:21:03.020 --> 00:21:06.240
  • "YOU WILL KNOW IT'S THE WORD OF GOD,
  • 00:21:06.250 --> 00:21:09.280
  • "BECAUSE YOU HAVE FOUND IT TO BE THE KEY TO YOUR OWN HEART,
  • 00:21:09.290 --> 00:21:13.220
  • "YOUR OWN HAPPINESS, AND YOUR OWN DUTY."
  • 00:21:13.230 --> 00:21:17.130
  • WHEN YOU ALLOW GOD'S WORD TO PENETRATE YOUR HEART,
  • 00:21:23.270 --> 00:21:27.210
  • HE'LL BRING HEALING TO YOUR SPIRIT.
  • 00:21:27.220 --> 00:21:30.150
  • WELL TONIGHT, AT MIDNIGHT, WE'LL CLOSE NOT ONLY THE YEAR,
  • 00:21:31.270 --> 00:21:35.090
  • BUT THE BOOKS ON ANOTHER GREAT MINISTRY YEAR
  • 00:21:35.100 --> 00:21:38.140
  • OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
  • 00:21:38.150 --> 00:21:40.110
  • MAY I COUNT ON YOU TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY
  • 00:21:40.120 --> 00:21:43.040
  • OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY", ESPECIALLY TODAY,
  • 00:21:43.050 --> 00:21:45.290
  • AT THE END OF OUR MATCHING CHALLENGE.
  • 00:21:46.000 --> 00:21:48.150
  • YOU SEE, YOUR GENEROUS GIFT RIGHT NOW
  • 00:21:48.160 --> 00:21:50.170
  • WILL MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE AS WE STRIVE TO MEET
  • 00:21:50.180 --> 00:21:53.180
  • THE COURAGEOUS 2020 MATCHING CHALLENGE
  • 00:21:53.190 --> 00:21:56.280
  • THAT'S ACTIVE FOR JUST A FEW MORE HOURS.
  • 00:21:56.290 --> 00:22:00.030
  • THIS IS WHAT THIS MEANS FOR US.
  • 00:22:00.040 --> 00:22:02.090
  • TODAY, YOUR GENEROUS GIFT OF $100
  • 00:22:02.100 --> 00:22:05.170
  • WILL BE MATCHED BY A GROUP OF FRIENDS,
  • 00:22:05.180 --> 00:22:07.180
  • UNTIL IT BECOMES $200.
  • 00:22:07.190 --> 00:22:10.050
  • YOUR $500 GIFT WILL BE MATCHED UNTIL IT BECOMES $1.000.
  • 00:22:10.060 --> 00:22:15.060
  • A $5.000 GIFT BECOMES $10.000.
  • 00:22:16.020 --> 00:22:19.110
  • BUT THIS IS ONLY TRUE UNTIL THE END OF TONIGHT.
  • 00:22:19.120 --> 00:22:23.140
  • NO MATTER THE AMOUNT OF YOUR GIFT,
  • 00:22:23.150 --> 00:22:25.200
  • IT WILL HELP US REACH OUR TOTAL COMBINED GOAL
  • 00:22:25.210 --> 00:22:28.220
  • OF OVER 1.8 MILLION DOLLARS.
  • 00:22:28.230 --> 00:22:31.240
  • BUT AGAIN, THE DEADLINE IS TONIGHT,
  • 00:22:31.250 --> 00:22:33.290
  • DECEMBER 31ST, AT MIDNIGHT.
  • 00:22:34.000 --> 00:22:36.260
  • NOW, I KNOW TAXES ARE NOT THE REASON YOU GIVE.
  • 00:22:36.270 --> 00:22:40.070
  • YOU GIVE TO SPREAD BOLD, BIBLICAL AND PRACTICAL TEACHING
  • 00:22:40.080 --> 00:22:44.040
  • ACROSS OUR NATION, AND AROUND OUR WORLD.
  • 00:22:44.050 --> 00:22:47.180
  • BUT WISE STEWARDSHIP CAN ENABLE YOU TO EVEN GIVE MORE,
  • 00:22:47.190 --> 00:22:50.290
  • AND TO REACH EVEN MORE PEOPLE WITH THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:22:51.000 --> 00:22:53.230
  • SO PLEASE, LET ME HEAR FROM YOU, IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS,
  • 00:22:53.240 --> 00:22:57.240
  • WITH YOUR GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:22:57.250 --> 00:22:59.180
  • TOWARD THE COURAGEOUS 2020 MATCHING CHALLENGE.
  • 00:22:59.190 --> 00:23:03.240
  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE, I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE
  • 00:23:03.250 --> 00:23:06.070
  • "PATHWAY TO VICTORY" IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:06.080 --> 00:23:08.250
  • [NARRATOR] CHRISTMAS, IT'S MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR.
  • 00:23:10.070 --> 00:23:13.050
  • (GENTLE MUSIC)
  • 00:23:13.060 --> 00:23:15.240
  • OUR KIDS AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN COME FROM ALL OVER
  • 00:23:17.020 --> 00:23:19.090
  • TO SHARE THE JOYS OF THE PAST YEAR,
  • 00:23:19.100 --> 00:23:21.090
  • BLESS EACH OTHER WITH GIFTS,
  • 00:23:22.070 --> 00:23:23.290
  • AND REMEMBER THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:23:24.000 --> 00:23:26.040
  • FOR OUR FAMILY, CHRISTMAS,
  • 00:23:28.120 --> 00:23:30.020
  • IT'S THE MOST SPECIAL DAY OF THE YEAR.
  • 00:23:30.030 --> 00:23:32.000
  • WE GET TOGETHER FOR SOME GREAT FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP,
  • 00:23:32.010 --> 00:23:34.170
  • FOR SOME GREAT LAUGHS AND MEMORIES.
  • 00:23:34.180 --> 00:23:36.160
  • AND TO THANK THE LORD
  • 00:23:38.000 --> 00:23:39.060
  • FOR THE BIRTH OF HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:23:39.070 --> 00:23:41.050
  • GATHERING TOGETHER TO HONOR THE BIRTH
  • 00:23:42.290 --> 00:23:44.240
  • OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, IT'S A TRADITION
  • 00:23:44.250 --> 00:23:47.080
  • THAT WE WANNA CONTINUE IN OUR FAMILY.
  • 00:23:47.090 --> 00:23:48.240
  • SO THIS YEAR, WE'RE GIVING OUR LOVED ONES A GIFT
  • 00:23:48.250 --> 00:23:51.270
  • THAT WILL NOT ONLY BRING A SMILE,
  • 00:23:51.280 --> 00:23:53.260
  • BUT LEAVE A LEGACY.
  • 00:23:53.270 --> 00:23:55.080
  • THE DAILY DEVOTIONAL IS A GIFT THAT INVITES THE LORD
  • 00:23:56.220 --> 00:23:59.010
  • INTO THEIR LIFE EVERYDAY.
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  • SO WHEN THE DAYS COMES FOR THE FAMILY CHRISTMAS
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