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June 15, 2018
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  • - Beth Jones: Hey, guys.
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  • Welcome to "The Basics with
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  • Beth" TV program, and we are
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  • having so much fun getting a
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  • grip on the basics.
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  • We are doing a global "let's all
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  • get a grip on the basics of the
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  • Bible," and what I'm doing is
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  • I'm literally just taking you
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  • through some of the basic
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  • fundamental truths of our faith,
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  • and we're using and you're
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  • certainly welcome and invited to
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  • join us in this.
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  • We're using this book "Getting a
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  • Grip on the Basics," a book I
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  • wrote over 30 years ago, and, if
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  • you want to get a copy of this
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  • book, feel free.
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  • It's not required at all to go
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  • through the program with us,
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  • but, if you'd like to have it,
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  • I think you'll benefit.
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  • If you live in another nation
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  • that speaks Farsi, Chinese,
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  • Spanish, I mean, all different
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  • kinds of languages, we have this
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  • book transcribed.
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  • It's been translated into those
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  • languages for free, a free
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  • download of the PDF of the whole
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  • book in those foreign languages,
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  • so please help yourself to that
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  • as well, and join us, and, to do
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  • that, just go to
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  • thebasicswithbeth.tv, all right?
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  • With all that said now, we're
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  • going to talk about how to be
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  • sure you are a Christian.
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  • We talked back in chapter 1 how
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  • to become a Christian.
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  • Just, again, to get all of us on
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  • the same page with the basics,
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  • how is it?
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  • What does the Bible say about
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  • So, we've covered that, and now,
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  • here you are, and, at some point
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  • in your life, then, you have
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  • prayed the prayer.
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  • You've invited Jesus to be the
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  • Lord of your life.
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  • You're surrendered your life to
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  • Christ.
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  • You've responded to an altar
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  • call at a church or a
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  • conference.
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  • You've walked the aisle, so to
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  • speak.
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  • Maybe just in the quietness of
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  • your own heart, in your bedroom
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  • or in your car, going for a
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  • walk, you have just said,
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  • "Jesus, be the Lord of my life."
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  • Whatever the case, now, you are
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  • a Christian, but how can you be
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  • sure?
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  • And what do you do when the
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  • enemy tries to come to
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  • discourage you and to talk you
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  • out of it and to tell you,
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  • "Oh, you didn't really pray
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  • that prayer.
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  • Oh, you're not a good enough
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  • Christian.
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  • Oh, God's probably going to
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  • reject you now because look what
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  • you've done."
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  • How do you deal with all that,
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  • all of those thoughts and the
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  • emotions and the intellect?
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  • I mean, how does all of that
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  • come together?
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  • So, that's what we're going to
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  • talk about today: How to be sure
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  • you are a Christian.
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  • Here's the thing, okay?
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  • So, here's the summary.
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  • I'm going to give you the end of
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  • the story first, and then we're
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  • going to dig into it.
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  • Becoming a Christian, knowing
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  • that you're a Christian, it's
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  • not based on emotions, and it is
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  • not based on intellect.
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  • In other words, it's just not an
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  • intellectual decision, and it's
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  • not an emotional decision.
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  • It's actually just a choice of
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  • your will.
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  • It's a decision you made, and
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  • we're going to make that make
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  • sense here in just a little bit,
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  • but because, and the reason this
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  • is important is because
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  • sometimes, in a moment, you may
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  • feel, you know, you may feel
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  • God.
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  • You may feel close to the Lord.
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  • You may sense his presence, but
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  • do you know there are other days
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  • in your Christian life that you
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  • don't feel his presence?
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  • There are other days, you
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  • wonder, you know, "God, you're a
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  • million miles away.
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  • I don't feel you."
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  • Well, then we can know for sure
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  • feelings are not a good judge to
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  • go by.
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  • Then, there's other days,
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  • intellectually, it makes sense.
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  • Intellectually, you know,
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  • academically, you can, you can
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  • make it make sense.
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  • It's logical, but, do you know
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  • there's other things in our
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  • Christian life, when it comes to
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  • faith and many of God's
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  • principles, it doesn't logically
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  • make sense.
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  • Like, it's not an intellectual
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  • decision.
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  • That's why it is a heart and
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  • faith-based decision, an act of
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  • three different pieces to this.
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  • There are facts, faith, and
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  • feelings, so let's talk about
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  • why that's important when it
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  • comes to how to be sure you're a
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  • Christian, okay?
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  • So, facts.
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  • What are facts?
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  • Facts remain.
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  • Facts are timeless in this
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  • context, okay?
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  • And the facts that we're basing
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  • our faith on are the facts of
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  • God's Word.
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  • Feelings are the result of our
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  • faith in God's Word.
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  • Feelings are sort of like, "Some
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  • days, I have the feeling.
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  • Some days, I don't," but
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  • feelings are just the result of
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  • circumstances, the results of
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  • relationships with people, the
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  • results of a conversation, the
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  • results of a lot of things.
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  • The weather can affect our
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  • feelings, can't it?
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  • So, there's feelings.
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  • There's fact, and then there's
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  • faith.
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  • We get the choice to put our
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  • faith, every day, in either our
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  • feelings or in the facts, okay?
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  • This is going to make sense here
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  • in just a minute as to how this
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  • is related to you being certain
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  • you're a Christian and having
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  • stability in your walk with the
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  • Lord because the fact of God's
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  • Word says certain things of
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  • we're going to look at here in
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  • just a minute.
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  • What are some of the facts?
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  • What are some of the things that
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  • are absolutely true about you
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  • and of you now that you're a
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  • Christian?
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  • Then, we're going to say to
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  • ourselves, we get the choice to
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  • put our faith in those facts,
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  • and that gives us the stable,
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  • steady, ever-increasing
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  • Christian life, but, if we put
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  • our faith in the feelings we
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  • have on any given day, "Well,
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  • I'm discouraged.
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  • God didn't answer my prayer.
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  • I'm depressed.
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  • I just broke up with my
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  • boyfriend.
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  • I don't feel God's presence," I
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  • mean, if we just go by all those
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  • feelings and put our faith
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  • there, this is our Christian
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  • life.
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  • It's the roller coaster
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  • Christian life, all right?
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  • Does that make sense?
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  • So, what do we know about facts?
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  • They don't change.
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  • What do we know about feelings?
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  • They change.
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  • Now, the best illustration I've
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  • ever heard on this was put
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  • together by Campus Crusade for
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  • their little book "The Four
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  • Spiritual Laws," which I love.
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  • I love that little, that little
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  • tool, but it's the train
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  • illustration, and we'll put an
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  • image up, so you can see the
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  • image of this train
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  • illustration, but what I love
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  • about this, it just paints the
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  • picture.
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  • It shows the engine car, and, in
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  • fact, if you want to, you could
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  • just make your own little
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  • drawing of the train, okay?
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  • You draw the engine car, and
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  • you've got the front car, and
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  • that's the facts.
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  • The engine car represents the
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  • facts of God's Word, and then,
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  • in the middle, you have the
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  • faith car, the coal car, if you
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  • will, the middle car of the
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  • train.
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  • That's your faith car, and then
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  • you have the caboose.
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  • That's your feelings car.
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  • Now, the illustration goes this
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  • way.
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  • The train is pulled down the
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  • track by the engine car, by the
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  • facts.
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  • It would be useless to try to
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  • pull the train by the caboose.
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  • Same thing's true in our
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  • Christian life.
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  • We pull our Christian life down
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  • the tracks of time by putting
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  • our faith in the facts of God's
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  • Word, and, as I said, that gives
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  • us that stable, steady,
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  • ever-increasing Christian life.
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  • It would be foolish and useless
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  • to put our faith in the caboose
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  • or in the feelings to try to
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  • pull our life by the caboose or
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  • to pull our Christian life by
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  • feelings, so feelings are a
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  • bonus is what I'm trying to say.
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  • If you have a caboose, yay.
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  • If you don't have a caboose,
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  • yay.
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  • Make sense?
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  • What do you want for the stable,
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  • steady Christian life?
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  • To be absolutely certain you're
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  • a Christian?
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  • You just simply put your faith
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  • in the fact of God's Word,
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  • whether you have feelings,
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  • goosebumps, or anything like
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  • that or not, okay?
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  • Now, I think we're all on the
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  • same page.
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  • Got it?
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  • the facts.
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  • What are some facts, okay?
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  • So, if you've got your Bibles,
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  • go ahead and pull them out.
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  • Let me just go over some of
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  • these with you, just to stir you
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  • up because, once you're
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  • established in the fact that
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  • God's Word says it, I believe
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  • it.
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  • That settles it.
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  • You know, that just stops the
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  • enemy short.
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  • He cannot intimidate you.
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  • He cannot harass you.
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  • He cannot make you fearful
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  • you've lost your salvation, or
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  • somehow, God's not pleased with
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  • of God's Word, and your faith is
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  • there.
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  • Boom.
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  • All right.
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  • What are some facts?
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  • Here's a couple.
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  • 1 John 5, "And this is the
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  • testimony: That God has given us
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  • eternal life, and this life is
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  • in his Son.
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  • He who has the Son has the life,
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  • and he who does not have the Son
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  • of God does not have the life.
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  • These things I have written to
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  • you who believe in the name of
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  • the Son of God so that you may
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  • know that you have eternal life
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  • and that you may continue to
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  • believe in the name of his Son."
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  • What do we learn from 1 John 5?
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  • We learn this, that, if you have
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  • the Son, you have the life.
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  • If Jesus Christ is the Lord of
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  • your life, right, you've invited
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  • him to be the Lord of your life,
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  • you've declared, "Jesus is my
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  • Lord," you've prayed the prayer,
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  • if you have the Son, the fact of
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  • the Bible is this.
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  • You have life, eternal life.
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  • If you do not have the Son, you
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  • do not have the life.
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  • I mean, that's just the facts of
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  • what the Bible says, so then,
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  • when the enemy comes to try to
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  • tell you, "You don't have it.
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  • You're not real.
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  • You're not a legitimate
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  • Christian.
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  • This isn't working for you," and
  • 00:09:00.170 --> 00:09:01.270
  • so on, you can just go, "Oh, no.
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  • The fact is I have the Son, and
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  • it says here that you may know,
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  • not guess, not hope, not wonder,
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  • but I could know I have eternal
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  • life," so listen.
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  • This is the good news.
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  • You have eternal life, you.
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  • Is Jesus the Lord of your life?
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  • Yes, he is, and what's the fact
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  • then?
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  • You have eternal life, so don't
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  • let yourself be robbed.
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  • Don't be anxious.
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  • Don't be fearful.
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  • Just know what you know.
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  • What's another fact?
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  • Here's another one.
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  • Revelation 3:20 says this.
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  • Jesus said, "Behold, I stand at
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  • the door and knock.
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  • If anyone hears my voice and
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  • opens up the door, I will come
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  • in to him and dine with him."
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  • So, what's another fact?
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  • You can know that, when you
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  • heard Jesus knocking, so to
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  • speak, at the door of your
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  • heart, when you began to first
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  • hear the gospel, maybe watching
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  • this program.
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  • You know, you began to hear the
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  • gospel.
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  • You began to hear Jesus knocking
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  • on the door of your heart.
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  • Maybe you attended a church
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  • service or a Christian
  • 00:10:00.020 --> 00:10:01.100
  • conference or a concert, or
  • 00:10:01.100 --> 00:10:02.240
  • maybe you were reading the
  • 00:10:02.240 --> 00:10:03.170
  • Bible, and you began to hear the
  • 00:10:03.170 --> 00:10:05.200
  • knock.
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  • God's knocking.
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  • He's never going to barge in,
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  • which is the coolest thing about
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  • the Lord.
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  • He does not usurp our will.
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  • He's a gentleman.
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  • He will never barge in, but, as
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  • soon as we hear him knocking,
  • 00:10:15.270 --> 00:10:17.030
  • and we open the door of our
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  • heart, so to speak, to invite
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  • Jesus in, he says, "I will come
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  • in."
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  • He's in your life.
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  • Jesus Christ is the Lord of your
  • 00:10:26.200 --> 00:10:28.050
  • life, and he says, "I'm coming
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  • in so that we can have a
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  • relationship.
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  • We can dine together, have a
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  • friendship."
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  • That's a fact, and you can put
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  • your faith in that reality.
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  • He loves you, and he wants this
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  • relationship with you, and he is
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  • in you, and he is with you
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  • because of your faith in Christ,
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  • amen?
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  • Okay.
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  • Let's look at another fact.
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  • John 1:12, "To as many as
  • 00:10:49.070 --> 00:10:52.010
  • received him, to them he gave
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  • the right to become children of
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  • God, even to those who believe
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  • in his name."
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  • I love this verse.
  • 00:10:58.290 --> 00:10:59.260
  • It's an interesting one.
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  • He says, "To as many as received
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  • him."
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  • Did you receive him?
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  • Yes, you did.
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  • Did you invite Jesus to be your
  • 00:11:05.210 --> 00:11:07.060
  • Lord?
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  • Yes, you did.
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  • You received him, and to as many
  • 00:11:08.200 --> 00:11:11.000
  • as received him, to them he gave
  • 00:11:11.020 --> 00:11:14.020
  • the right, the privilege, the
  • 00:11:14.020 --> 00:11:16.150
  • opportunity, the honor, to
  • 00:11:16.150 --> 00:11:18.160
  • become children of God, even to
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  • those who believe in his name.
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  • What does that mean?
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  • It means you're his child.
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  • I think this is the interesting
  • 00:11:25.060 --> 00:11:26.070
  • part.
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  • Everything in all of creation is
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  • his creature.
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  • He created everything, but do
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  • you know, when Jesus becomes the
  • 00:11:32.120 --> 00:11:33.230
  • Lord of your life, you
  • 00:11:33.230 --> 00:11:35.000
  • transition from being a creature
  • 00:11:35.000 --> 00:11:36.240
  • to being a child of God?
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  • You are his very own child, and
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  • that's the fact.
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  • You can put your faith in it.
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  • You know, those of you that
  • 00:11:45.140 --> 00:11:46.060
  • maybe have not felt as secure in
  • 00:11:46.060 --> 00:11:48.150
  • your own families, with your own
  • 00:11:48.150 --> 00:11:50.030
  • father or with your own family
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  • circumstance, man, this is a big
  • 00:11:52.020 --> 00:11:54.270
  • fact of comfort, isn't it?
  • 00:11:54.270 --> 00:11:56.120
  • You have become a child of a
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  • loving heavenly Father, okay?
  • 00:12:00.020 --> 00:12:01.240
  • Cool.
  • 00:12:01.240 --> 00:12:02.210
  • Another fact: Let's look at this
  • 00:12:02.210 --> 00:12:05.000
  • one.
  • 00:12:05.000 --> 00:12:05.210
  • I like this one.
  • 00:12:05.210 --> 00:12:06.110
  • In 2 Corinthians 5:17, it says
  • 00:12:06.110 --> 00:12:08.240
  • this.
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  • "Therefore, if anyone is in
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  • Christ, he is a new creation, a
  • 00:12:10.260 --> 00:12:13.180
  • new creature.
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  • Old things have passed away.
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  • Behold, all things have become
  • 00:12:16.090 --> 00:12:19.070
  • new."
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  • Man, this is good news,
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  • especially for those of you that
  • 00:12:21.090 --> 00:12:22.240
  • you had a shady past, especially
  • 00:12:22.240 --> 00:12:25.170
  • for those of us, let's put it
  • 00:12:25.170 --> 00:12:27.020
  • that way, that we're not proud
  • 00:12:27.020 --> 00:12:28.120
  • of our past, and, you know, the
  • 00:12:28.120 --> 00:12:30.060
  • enemy can beat you up with shame
  • 00:12:30.060 --> 00:12:31.200
  • and guilt and condemnation about
  • 00:12:31.200 --> 00:12:33.190
  • the things you've done and the
  • 00:12:33.190 --> 00:12:35.050
  • things you've said and maybe the
  • 00:12:35.050 --> 00:12:36.280
  • person you were, and he can just
  • 00:12:36.280 --> 00:12:38.230
  • try to beat you up with them,
  • 00:12:38.230 --> 00:12:39.260
  • but here's the fact.
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  • If anyone is in Christ, and you
  • 00:12:40.260 --> 00:12:42.260
  • are, if anyone is in Christ,
  • 00:12:42.260 --> 00:12:45.070
  • you're a completely new
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  • creature, creation.
  • 00:12:46.230 --> 00:12:48.130
  • Literally, the Greek meaning of
  • 00:12:48.130 --> 00:12:50.060
  • this phrase is "a new species of
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  • being."
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  • I mean, seriously, come on.
  • 00:12:54.250 --> 00:12:55.290
  • You are a new species, a
  • 00:12:56.060 --> 00:12:59.060
  • supernatural series, if you
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  • will, of being.
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  • The old is gone.
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  • The new has come.
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  • The old you, listen.
  • 00:13:07.190 --> 00:13:08.240
  • The old you, the old me, we were
  • 00:13:08.240 --> 00:13:10.240
  • crucified with Christ.
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  • This is a fact.
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  • When Jesus was on the cross, the
  • 00:13:13.200 --> 00:13:15.010
  • Bible tells us, we were
  • 00:13:15.010 --> 00:13:15.280
  • crucified with Christ.
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  • Nevertheless, we live, yet not I
  • 00:13:18.040 --> 00:13:20.010
  • that lives but Christ who lives
  • 00:13:20.010 --> 00:13:22.030
  • through me.
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  • What's the fact?
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  • The fact is that you're a new
  • 00:13:23.270 --> 00:13:25.210
  • creation, a new person in
  • 00:13:25.210 --> 00:13:27.260
  • Christ, and all of the old, the
  • 00:13:27.260 --> 00:13:30.210
  • old you, the old sins, the old
  • 00:13:30.210 --> 00:13:32.210
  • shame, the old regrets, that old
  • 00:13:33.030 --> 00:13:36.030
  • person that all your friends
  • 00:13:36.030 --> 00:13:37.110
  • know, that your family knows,
  • 00:13:37.110 --> 00:13:39.190
  • that sometimes you struggle even
  • 00:13:39.190 --> 00:13:41.000
  • in your own thinking about, "Oh,
  • 00:13:41.000 --> 00:13:42.100
  • man.
  • 00:13:42.100 --> 00:13:43.000
  • I'm not proud of my past," that
  • 00:13:43.000 --> 00:13:43.270
  • person, listen.
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  • That person's dead.
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  • That person's been crucified.
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  • That person is gone.
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  • It's not the you of you now.
  • 00:13:49.100 --> 00:13:51.090
  • You're a new person, a new
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  • creation in Christ.
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  • Man, that makes you happy,
  • 00:13:56.290 --> 00:13:58.210
  • doesn't it?
  • 00:13:58.210 --> 00:13:59.170
  • Doesn't it?
  • 00:13:59.170 --> 00:14:00.090
  • Because the enemy, and sometimes
  • 00:14:00.090 --> 00:14:01.190
  • people, they don't mean to, but
  • 00:14:01.190 --> 00:14:02.130
  • they just try to throw your past
  • 00:14:02.130 --> 00:14:03.230
  • up in your face, and they don't
  • 00:14:03.230 --> 00:14:05.170
  • allow you just to move forward
  • 00:14:05.170 --> 00:14:06.290
  • and live in this newness of
  • 00:14:06.290 --> 00:14:08.070
  • life, but Jesus does, and can
  • 00:14:08.070 --> 00:14:10.110
  • you see, if you put your faith
  • 00:14:10.110 --> 00:14:11.120
  • in the feelings of shame and
  • 00:14:11.120 --> 00:14:13.040
  • guilt, you just live the roller
  • 00:14:13.040 --> 00:14:15.060
  • coaster Christian life, but, if
  • 00:14:15.060 --> 00:14:16.160
  • you decide right now, "Nope.
  • 00:14:16.160 --> 00:14:17.270
  • I am done with my past.
  • 00:14:17.270 --> 00:14:19.060
  • I am putting my faith in the
  • 00:14:19.060 --> 00:14:20.260
  • fact that I'm a new creation in
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  • Christ."
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  • Hallelujah.
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  • Let's talk about another one,
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  • Romans 8.
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  • In Romans chapter 8, verse 16,
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  • "The Spirit himself bears
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  • witness with our spirit that we
  • 00:14:30.270 --> 00:14:33.270
  • are the children of God."
  • 00:14:33.270 --> 00:14:35.120
  • What are we talking about?
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  • We're talking about how to be
  • 00:14:36.090 --> 00:14:37.090
  • certain you're a Christian, how
  • 00:14:37.090 --> 00:14:38.110
  • to just establish that really
  • 00:14:38.110 --> 00:14:40.220
  • strong in your foundation.
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  • You are a Christian.
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  • Romans 8 says the Holy Spirit
  • 00:14:44.020 --> 00:14:46.060
  • bears witness with our spirit,
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  • that we are children of God,
  • 00:14:48.240 --> 00:14:50.200
  • okay?
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  • What does that mean?
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  • It means this.
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  • The Holy Spirit, I love this,
  • 00:14:53.100 --> 00:14:54.160
  • the Holy Spirit confirms.
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  • He witnesses.
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  • He stamps approved, so to speak,
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  • in our spirit that we are the
  • 00:15:01.120 --> 00:15:03.210
  • children of God.
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  • You say, "But how do you explain
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  • that?"
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  • I know.
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  • It's sometimes, sometimes,
  • 00:15:08.030 --> 00:15:08.270
  • spiritual things are, you know,
  • 00:15:08.270 --> 00:15:10.070
  • not always the easiest thing to
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  • explain, but here's the way I
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  • would say it.
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  • You know in your knower.
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  • You just know in your heart, not
  • 00:15:16.160 --> 00:15:17.270
  • in your head because, in your
  • 00:15:17.270 --> 00:15:18.170
  • head, you can have doubts.
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  • In your head, of course, we all
  • 00:15:20.030 --> 00:15:21.000
  • have to deal with doubt at
  • 00:15:21.000 --> 00:15:22.010
  • times, but, in your heart of
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  • hearts, in your spirit, the Holy
  • 00:15:23.130 --> 00:15:25.250
  • Spirit bears witness.
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  • He confirms.
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  • There's something inside of you
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  • in your knower.
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  • You go, "I can't explain it, but
  • 00:15:29.190 --> 00:15:30.290
  • I just know."
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  • "How do you know you're a
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  • Christian?"
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  • "I don't know.
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  • I can't explain it.
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  • I just know in my heart that I
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  • am," and the theological
  • 00:15:37.000 --> 00:15:39.090
  • explanation is the Holy Spirit
  • 00:15:39.090 --> 00:15:40.290
  • is bearing witness.
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  • The Holy Spirit's nodding his
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  • head, saying, "Yes, you are.
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  • I'm confirming that.
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  • You are a Christian.
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  • You are a child of God."
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  • That is a fact, and you can put
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  • your faith in that.
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  • Does that make sense?
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  • Are you catching?
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  • I mean, it's very basic, but
  • 00:15:53.170 --> 00:15:54.270
  • man, I'm telling you, this is
  • 00:15:54.270 --> 00:15:56.040
  • going to help stabilize your
  • 00:15:56.040 --> 00:15:57.190
  • Christian life.
  • 00:15:57.190 --> 00:15:59.100
  • No more roller coaster.
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  • Let's just live the
  • 00:16:00.280 --> 00:16:01.270
  • ever-increasing life of faith.
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  • Okay.
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  • Let me give you another one, and
  • 00:16:04.170 --> 00:16:05.270
  • then I want to give you
  • 00:16:05.270 --> 00:16:06.170
  • something really practical to
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  • do, okay?
  • 00:16:07.070 --> 00:16:08.070
  • Hebrews 13:5.
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  • I love this.
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  • "Let your conduct be without
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  • covetousness.
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  • Be content with such things as
  • 00:16:13.260 --> 00:16:15.090
  • you have."
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  • Okay.
  • 00:16:15.290 --> 00:16:16.190
  • God wants us to be content.
  • 00:16:16.190 --> 00:16:17.090
  • Got it.
  • 00:16:17.090 --> 00:16:18.050
  • But get this.
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  • "For he himself has said,
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  • 'I will never leave you.
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  • I will never forsake you.'"
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  • This is a fact.
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  • How to be sure you're a
  • 00:16:26.000 --> 00:16:27.210
  • Christian, he has promised.
  • 00:16:27.210 --> 00:16:30.000
  • It's a fact.
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  • He will never leave you.
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  • He will never forsake you.
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  • In the actual literal Greek
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  • language, it says, "I will
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  • never; no, never; no, never,"
  • 00:16:37.010 --> 00:16:39.030
  • it's reiterated.
  • 00:16:39.030 --> 00:16:40.030
  • "I will never, never, never
  • 00:16:40.030 --> 00:16:41.260
  • leave you.
  • 00:16:41.260 --> 00:16:42.160
  • I will never forsake you."
  • 00:16:42.160 --> 00:16:44.090
  • Now, this is an important one
  • 00:16:44.090 --> 00:16:46.050
  • for all of us but, in
  • 00:16:46.050 --> 00:16:47.190
  • particular, some of us.
  • 00:16:47.190 --> 00:16:49.220
  • If you dealt with abandonment
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  • issues in life, maybe your
  • 00:16:51.190 --> 00:16:53.110
  • parents were divorced.
  • 00:16:53.110 --> 00:16:54.220
  • Maybe you came out of an abusive
  • 00:16:54.220 --> 00:16:56.040
  • home.
  • 00:16:56.040 --> 00:16:56.270
  • Maybe your parents left you, and
  • 00:16:56.270 --> 00:16:59.130
  • you were raising yourself.
  • 00:16:59.130 --> 00:17:00.200
  • I mean, if you dealt with
  • 00:17:00.200 --> 00:17:01.180
  • abandonment issues in life, and
  • 00:17:01.180 --> 00:17:04.060
  • I say that because I know I did.
  • 00:17:04.060 --> 00:17:06.210
  • I remember distinctly when I
  • 00:17:06.210 --> 00:17:08.080
  • first became a Christian.
  • 00:17:08.080 --> 00:17:10.060
  • Man, I was so excited.
  • 00:17:10.060 --> 00:17:11.290
  • I just was so happy.
  • 00:17:11.290 --> 00:17:12.260
  • My sins were forgiven.
  • 00:17:12.260 --> 00:17:13.240
  • Jesus is my Lord.
  • 00:17:13.240 --> 00:17:14.180
  • I mean, I remember the joy
  • 00:17:14.180 --> 00:17:16.090
  • inside, and then right away, the
  • 00:17:16.090 --> 00:17:18.210
  • enemy tried to come one night.
  • 00:17:18.210 --> 00:17:19.260
  • I remember this.
  • 00:17:19.260 --> 00:17:20.160
  • The enemy tried to come and say,
  • 00:17:20.160 --> 00:17:21.260
  • "Well, you know this isn't going
  • 00:17:21.260 --> 00:17:23.060
  • to last.
  • 00:17:23.060 --> 00:17:23.270
  • Well, you know he's not going to
  • 00:17:23.270 --> 00:17:25.070
  • stick with you.
  • 00:17:25.070 --> 00:17:25.270
  • You know, he's going to leave
  • 00:17:25.270 --> 00:17:26.180
  • you."
  • 00:17:26.180 --> 00:17:27.150
  • And, I mean, it was subtle, and
  • 00:17:27.150 --> 00:17:28.180
  • I'm sure the enemy was trying to
  • 00:17:28.180 --> 00:17:29.280
  • use the reference point of the
  • 00:17:29.280 --> 00:17:31.100
  • fact that my parents had gotten
  • 00:17:31.100 --> 00:17:32.150
  • a divorce to sort of reinstitute
  • 00:17:32.150 --> 00:17:34.270
  • trigger, fear, of my heavenly
  • 00:17:35.150 --> 00:17:38.150
  • Father leaving me, which the
  • 00:17:38.150 --> 00:17:40.110
  • devil, you know, he's sly.
  • 00:17:40.110 --> 00:17:41.140
  • He is cunning, and he does try
  • 00:17:41.140 --> 00:17:43.070
  • to use, sometimes, trigger
  • 00:17:43.070 --> 00:17:44.110
  • points that we may have to
  • 00:17:44.110 --> 00:17:46.040
  • convince us that God is going to
  • 00:17:46.040 --> 00:17:48.000
  • do the same things to us that
  • 00:17:48.000 --> 00:17:49.100
  • maybe people have, but he's not
  • 00:17:49.100 --> 00:17:51.010
  • that way.
  • 00:17:51.010 --> 00:17:52.060
  • He's not that way.
  • 00:17:52.060 --> 00:17:52.260
  • The fact is God is good, and he
  • 00:17:52.260 --> 00:17:54.240
  • loves you, and he's not that
  • 00:17:54.240 --> 00:17:56.150
  • way, so this verse in Hebrews,
  • 00:17:56.150 --> 00:17:58.270
  • man, it ministered to me one
  • 00:17:58.270 --> 00:18:00.030
  • night.
  • 00:18:00.030 --> 00:18:00.230
  • The Lord, you know, the enemy's
  • 00:18:00.230 --> 00:18:01.200
  • like, "Oh, the Lord's going to
  • 00:18:01.200 --> 00:18:02.140
  • leave you.
  • 00:18:02.140 --> 00:18:03.040
  • You know, this is going to
  • 00:18:03.040 --> 00:18:03.240
  • happen with God.
  • 00:18:03.240 --> 00:18:04.150
  • It's too good to be true," and
  • 00:18:04.150 --> 00:18:06.060
  • for just a minute, fear tried to
  • 00:18:06.060 --> 00:18:08.280
  • get in there, and then,
  • 00:18:08.280 --> 00:18:09.220
  • instantly, the Holy Spirit
  • 00:18:09.220 --> 00:18:11.090
  • reminded me of this verse.
  • 00:18:11.090 --> 00:18:13.090
  • He said, "I will never leave
  • 00:18:13.090 --> 00:18:14.160
  • you.
  • 00:18:14.160 --> 00:18:15.140
  • I will never forsake you."
  • 00:18:15.140 --> 00:18:17.140
  • That is a fact.
  • 00:18:17.140 --> 00:18:19.100
  • Man, you can put your faith in
  • 00:18:19.100 --> 00:18:20.260
  • that fact.
  • 00:18:20.260 --> 00:18:21.250
  • He will never leave you, never.
  • 00:18:22.120 --> 00:18:25.120
  • You say, "Yeah, but you don't
  • 00:18:25.120 --> 00:18:26.090
  • know.
  • 00:18:26.090 --> 00:18:26.290
  • I've been a bad Christian."
  • 00:18:26.290 --> 00:18:27.210
  • He will never leave you nor
  • 00:18:27.210 --> 00:18:29.040
  • forsake you.
  • 00:18:29.040 --> 00:18:29.240
  • "Well, you know.
  • 00:18:29.240 --> 00:18:31.000
  • I don't know.
  • 00:18:31.000 --> 00:18:31.250
  • I mean, I don't even understand
  • 00:18:31.250 --> 00:18:32.250
  • a lot of this."
  • 00:18:32.250 --> 00:18:33.150
  • He will never leave you or
  • 00:18:33.150 --> 00:18:35.070
  • forsake you.
  • 00:18:35.070 --> 00:18:36.140
  • That just brings rest.
  • 00:18:36.140 --> 00:18:37.180
  • It brings peace.
  • 00:18:37.180 --> 00:18:38.130
  • You can rest in God's love, and
  • 00:18:38.130 --> 00:18:40.130
  • then he's going to help you and
  • 00:18:40.130 --> 00:18:42.130
  • I like he does.
  • 00:18:42.130 --> 00:18:43.170
  • He helps us live out this
  • 00:18:43.170 --> 00:18:45.020
  • Christian life, but can you see,
  • 00:18:45.020 --> 00:18:46.280
  • we're just talking, again, about
  • 00:18:46.280 --> 00:18:48.090
  • putting our faith in the facts
  • 00:18:48.090 --> 00:18:49.290
  • of God's Word, so can you see
  • 00:18:49.290 --> 00:18:51.200
  • enters in?
  • 00:18:56.060 --> 00:18:56.260
  • Now, let me give you this
  • 00:18:56.260 --> 00:18:57.240
  • assignment, okay?
  • 00:18:57.240 --> 00:18:58.140
  • I love this.
  • 00:18:58.140 --> 00:18:59.090
  • In fact, a preacher once said
  • 00:18:59.090 --> 00:19:01.070
  • this.
  • 00:19:01.070 --> 00:19:01.280
  • I just want to mention it.
  • 00:19:01.280 --> 00:19:03.150
  • A preacher once expressed this
  • 00:19:03.150 --> 00:19:04.240
  • idea of believing the facts of
  • 00:19:04.240 --> 00:19:06.050
  • God's Word over our feelings.
  • 00:19:06.050 --> 00:19:07.130
  • He said, "God said it.
  • 00:19:07.130 --> 00:19:09.170
  • I believe it.
  • 00:19:09.170 --> 00:19:10.200
  • That settles it."
  • 00:19:10.200 --> 00:19:12.160
  • You need to make that your own
  • 00:19:12.160 --> 00:19:13.110
  • declaration.
  • 00:19:13.110 --> 00:19:14.200
  • As you're walking out your
  • 00:19:14.200 --> 00:19:15.160
  • Christian life, "God said it.
  • 00:19:15.160 --> 00:19:17.250
  • His Word said it.
  • 00:19:17.250 --> 00:19:18.220
  • The Bible said it.
  • 00:19:18.220 --> 00:19:20.030
  • God said it.
  • 00:19:20.030 --> 00:19:21.020
  • I believe it.
  • 00:19:21.020 --> 00:19:22.110
  • That settles it.
  • 00:19:22.110 --> 00:19:23.280
  • No more roller coaster.
  • 00:19:23.280 --> 00:19:25.000
  • No more letting the caboose of
  • 00:19:25.000 --> 00:19:26.110
  • feelings pull my Christian
  • 00:19:26.110 --> 00:19:27.180
  • life."
  • 00:19:27.180 --> 00:19:28.100
  • Now, what's your assignment?
  • 00:19:28.100 --> 00:19:29.230
  • Here's your assignment.
  • 00:19:29.230 --> 00:19:30.140
  • I want you to take some time to
  • 00:19:30.140 --> 00:19:32.000
  • you on, and, you know, sometimes
  • 00:19:34.200 --> 00:19:36.000
  • we talk about, you know, our
  • 00:19:36.000 --> 00:19:36.280
  • testimony, our personal story,
  • 00:19:36.280 --> 00:19:39.030
  • like your elevator pitch.
  • 00:19:39.030 --> 00:19:41.020
  • Let's say you were in the
  • 00:19:41.020 --> 00:19:41.250
  • elevator with some people, and
  • 00:19:41.250 --> 00:19:42.270
  • they said, "Hey, I heard you're
  • 00:19:42.270 --> 00:19:44.110
  • a Christian.
  • 00:19:44.110 --> 00:19:45.160
  • What's your story?"
  • 00:19:45.160 --> 00:19:47.000
  • And you just had three minutes
  • 00:19:47.000 --> 00:19:48.190
  • to tell them your Christian
  • 00:19:48.190 --> 00:19:50.270
  • story, your journey.
  • 00:19:50.270 --> 00:19:52.120
  • How would you describe it?
  • 00:19:52.120 --> 00:19:53.200
  • How would you tell somebody your
  • 00:19:53.200 --> 00:19:55.000
  • story?
  • 00:19:55.000 --> 00:19:55.200
  • Because boy, I'll tell you, if
  • 00:19:55.200 --> 00:19:56.200
  • you can just condense down your
  • 00:19:56.200 --> 00:19:58.060
  • minutes, your elevator pitch,
  • 00:20:00.210 --> 00:20:02.140
  • you're going to have
  • 00:20:02.140 --> 00:20:03.040
  • opportunities.
  • 00:20:03.040 --> 00:20:03.270
  • You're going to have
  • 00:20:03.270 --> 00:20:04.200
  • opportunities to share your
  • 00:20:04.200 --> 00:20:07.030
  • faith in Christ with others, and
  • 00:20:07.030 --> 00:20:08.250
  • what it'll do for you, every
  • 00:20:08.250 --> 00:20:09.290
  • time you share it, let me tell
  • 00:20:09.290 --> 00:20:10.270
  • you what it does for you.
  • 00:20:10.270 --> 00:20:12.030
  • It reinstates within you or
  • 00:20:12.030 --> 00:20:14.120
  • reinforces within you, "I'm a
  • 00:20:14.120 --> 00:20:16.250
  • Christian.
  • 00:20:16.250 --> 00:20:17.200
  • I know for sure I'm a Christian,
  • 00:20:17.200 --> 00:20:19.110
  • and every time I tell my story,
  • 00:20:19.110 --> 00:20:21.010
  • man, it just makes it that much
  • 00:20:21.010 --> 00:20:23.100
  • stronger and that much more
  • 00:20:23.100 --> 00:20:24.180
  • real," on the inside of you, so
  • 00:20:24.180 --> 00:20:26.110
  • what do you do?
  • 00:20:26.110 --> 00:20:27.230
  • You write down on a piece of
  • 00:20:27.230 --> 00:20:28.220
  • paper or on your computer.
  • 00:20:28.220 --> 00:20:30.150
  • You write down what would you
  • 00:20:30.150 --> 00:20:32.180
  • say if you had one minute to
  • 00:20:32.180 --> 00:20:34.050
  • tell somebody about your life
  • 00:20:34.050 --> 00:20:35.210
  • before Christ, you know?
  • 00:20:35.210 --> 00:20:37.140
  • What's your story?
  • 00:20:37.140 --> 00:20:39.060
  • Were you on drugs?
  • 00:20:39.060 --> 00:20:40.040
  • Were you depressed?
  • 00:20:40.040 --> 00:20:41.170
  • Were you in the mental
  • 00:20:41.170 --> 00:20:42.110
  • institution?
  • 00:20:42.110 --> 00:20:43.090
  • Were you very successful on Wall
  • 00:20:43.090 --> 00:20:44.260
  • Street?
  • 00:20:44.260 --> 00:20:45.190
  • Were you an actor making all
  • 00:20:45.190 --> 00:20:46.280
  • kinds of money?
  • 00:20:46.280 --> 00:20:48.030
  • Were you, what were you?
  • 00:20:48.030 --> 00:20:49.120
  • Were you empty?
  • 00:20:49.120 --> 00:20:51.200
  • Were you living large and in
  • 00:20:51.200 --> 00:20:53.110
  • charge?
  • 00:20:53.110 --> 00:20:54.020
  • You know, what's your story, one
  • 00:20:54.020 --> 00:20:55.120
  • minute, before you became a
  • 00:20:55.120 --> 00:20:57.180
  • Christian?
  • 00:20:57.180 --> 00:20:58.080
  • What was your story?
  • 00:20:58.080 --> 00:20:59.220
  • I know, with our kids, of
  • 00:20:59.220 --> 00:21:00.210
  • course, our kids were raised as
  • 00:21:00.210 --> 00:21:01.170
  • pastors' kids, you know?
  • 00:21:01.170 --> 00:21:02.160
  • And so, they have sometimes felt
  • 00:21:02.160 --> 00:21:04.200
  • like, "We don't have this big
  • 00:21:04.200 --> 00:21:05.270
  • dramatic story," and we
  • 00:21:05.270 --> 00:21:07.230
  • encourage them.
  • 00:21:07.230 --> 00:21:08.130
  • We say, "Well, just make it
  • 00:21:08.130 --> 00:21:09.030
  • dramatic."
  • 00:21:09.030 --> 00:21:10.000
  • You could just say something
  • 00:21:10.000 --> 00:21:11.120
  • like this, you know?
  • 00:21:11.120 --> 00:21:12.080
  • "After, in my old life of lying,
  • 00:21:13.090 --> 00:21:16.090
  • of stealing, of disobeying, at
  • 00:21:17.160 --> 00:21:20.160
  • the age of five, I finally
  • 00:21:20.160 --> 00:21:22.180
  • repented and became a
  • 00:21:22.180 --> 00:21:24.230
  • Christian."
  • 00:21:24.230 --> 00:21:25.130
  • Hey, it doesn't matter.
  • 00:21:25.130 --> 00:21:26.090
  • Your story doesn't have to be
  • 00:21:26.090 --> 00:21:27.120
  • dramatic.
  • 00:21:27.120 --> 00:21:28.030
  • It's just your story, all right?
  • 00:21:28.030 --> 00:21:29.260
  • So, one minute before you came
  • 00:21:29.260 --> 00:21:31.080
  • to Christ, what's your story?
  • 00:21:31.080 --> 00:21:32.100
  • Then you're going to take
  • 00:21:32.100 --> 00:21:33.210
  • another minute, your second
  • 00:21:33.210 --> 00:21:34.260
  • minute, and now, you're going to
  • 00:21:34.260 --> 00:21:36.060
  • tell us how'd you come to
  • 00:21:36.060 --> 00:21:36.280
  • Christ?
  • 00:21:36.280 --> 00:21:38.060
  • "Well, a friend invited me to
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  • church one day, and I went and
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  • sat in this church," or, "I
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  • heard this preacher on TV," or,
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  • "I went to this Christian
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  • concert," or, "I picked up my
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  • Bible."
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  • I mean, what was it?
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  • What did God do?
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  • Who did God use, and how did God
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  • orchestrate things so that you
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  • could begin to hear the gospel,
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  • hear about Jesus dying on a
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  • cross for your sins, that God
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  • loved you?
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  • I mean, what was it?
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  • What was the story?
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  • We want people to hear your
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  • story.
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  • One minute: How did you come to
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  • So, you've got one minute before
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  • Christ, one minute how you came
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  • to Christ, and now, the last
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  • minute, your third minute.
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  • What's happened since?
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  • Like, how has Jesus made a
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  • difference in your life, and,
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  • really, why would I want this
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  • Jesus?
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  • What difference has he made in
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  • your life?
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  • Do you have more peace in your
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  • heart?
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  • Do you have a sense of, like,
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  • identity, like, who you are?
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  • Do you have joy?
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  • You know, are you finding, "Man,
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  • I just, I laugh all the time.
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  • I'm happy.
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  • Have some doors opened up for
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  • you?
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  • Like, what's happened in your
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  • life since Christ?
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  • What's happened in your
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  • relationships?
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  • What's happened in your vocation
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  • or your job, your career?
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  • What's happened in your circle
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  • of friends?
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  • And people want to know that,
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  • and so this is your testimony.
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  • How to be sure you are a
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  • Christian, listen.
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  • You can be absolutely sure based
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  • on the facts of God's Word, and
  • 00:22:58.000 --> 00:22:59.230
  • you can reinforce that by
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  • writing down and really getting
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  • comfortable with your own
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  • testimony.
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  • Got it?
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  • One minute, before Christ; one
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  • minute, how you came to Christ;
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  • and one minute, ever since you
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  • came to Christ.
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  • This is your story, so I want to
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  • encourage you to do it, okay?
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  • So, I'll give you mine really
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  • quick.
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  • I was lost, empty, and seeking
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  • to put the square peg in the
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  • round hole my whole entire life
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  • until I roomed with a girl in
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  • college, a friend of mine since
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  • third grade, and she began to
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  • talk about Jesus and shared the
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  • Bible with me, and I couldn't
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  • believe that this Bible was so
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  • alive and how it was impacting
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  • my heart, and I began to ponder
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  • it, and I began to secretly read
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  • the Bible, and, as I read the
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  • Bible, God began speaking to my
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  • heart that he loved me and that
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  • I needed to open the door of my
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  • heart for him to come in.
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  • I began to realize as I read the
  • 00:23:51.240 --> 00:23:53.040
  • Bible that I was a sinner, and I
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  • was separated from God but that
  • 00:23:54.140 --> 00:23:56.070
  • he was so loving he wanted a
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  • relationship with me, and
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  • finally, after nine months of
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  • reading and learning and
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  • questioning, I finally
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  • surrendered my life to Christ
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  • and invited Jesus to be the Lord
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  • of my life, and man, oh man.
  • 00:24:07.210 --> 00:24:09.240
  • What a happy day that was and
  • 00:24:09.240 --> 00:24:11.180
  • how awesome it has been since
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  • then.
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  • Have I faced some trials and
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  • difficulties?
  • 00:24:15.160 --> 00:24:16.060
  • Of course, like everybody does,
  • 00:24:16.060 --> 00:24:17.060
  • but I'm telling you, I only wish
  • 00:24:17.110 --> 00:24:20.110
  • I would have invited Jesus to be
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  • the Lord of my life 19 years
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  • sooner because he changed
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  • everything.
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  • Purpose, joy, peace, life
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  • Christ to be the Lord of my
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  • life.
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  • Okay.
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  • So, y'all getting fired up about
  • 00:24:35.120 --> 00:24:37.190
  • being a Christian?
  • 00:24:37.190 --> 00:24:38.280
  • That's what we're talking about,
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  • how to be sure, absolutely
  • 00:24:40.080 --> 00:24:42.200
  • certain that you are a Christian
  • 00:24:42.200 --> 00:24:44.000
  • and to live that stable,
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  • consistent, ever-increasing,
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  • victorious Christian life.
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  • Now, it doesn't mean you won't
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  • have trials and challenges.
  • 00:24:49.190 --> 00:24:50.220
  • Of course, we all do, but it
  • 00:24:50.220 --> 00:24:52.030
  • does mean that, man, oh man.
  • 00:24:52.030 --> 00:24:53.240
  • You are rock solid in your
  • 00:24:53.240 --> 00:24:55.210
  • foundation, in the basics of
  • 00:24:55.210 --> 00:24:58.210
  • knowing you're a Christian, so
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  • yay.
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  • I hope you enjoyed today's
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  • program, and I'm excited.
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  • We're going to keep diving into
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  • the basics of God's Word.
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  • Don't miss our next episode.
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  • We're going to cover some great
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  • stuff, all right?
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  • - Jeff Jones: In our church for
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