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June 13, 2018
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  • - Beth Jones: Thanks for
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  • joining me for "The Basics with
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  • Beth" TV, and we are having a
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  • lot of fun together going
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  • through "Getting a Grip on the
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  • Basics," and we're doing this
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  • globally, around the world,
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  • because this book that I wrote
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  • over 30 years ago has been
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  • translated.
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  • God just touched it and put it
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  • in people's hearts to translate
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  • it into over 17 languages, so
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  • together in English and lots of
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  • other languages we are studying
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  • the basics, and feel free--you
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  • don't have to have a workbook,
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  • but if you'd like one, feel free
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  • to get one online at
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  • thebasicswithbeth.tv.
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  • And the foreign translations,
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  • the other translations, are
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  • available for a free download,
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  • as well, so help yourself to the
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  • workbook if you would like.
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  • We're gonna go through it.
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  • We're jumping right back into
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  • how to become a Christian, how
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  • to be certain that you are a
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  • Christian, and why would you
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  • want to become a Christian.
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  • So, get your Bible, get your
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  • notebooks, get your cup of
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  • coffee, and let's dig in, all
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  • right?
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  • Now, in our last episode we
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  • talked about and wrapped up with
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  • who is Jesus?
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  • Like, why does it matter?
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  • Well, it does matter, because he
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  • made these claims about himself,
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  • that he was God.
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  • Not that he was a rabbi, not
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  • that he was a religious teacher,
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  • but that he literally was God in
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  • the flesh on the earth, the
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  • Messiah, the great I Am, and so
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  • then we have to deal with that
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  • claim and go, "Okay, well, then
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  • what do I believe about that?
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  • Who am I and why do I need this
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  • Jesus in my life?"
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  • So, we're gonna pick up with who
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  • are we, so let's talk about
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  • that.
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  • Here is what we know.
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  • According to the Bible--and it's
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  • funny, this phrase I'm about to
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  • tell you.
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  • It's funny because sometimes
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  • people have different ideas
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  • about the S word.
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  • I'm talking about sin.
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  • Who are we?
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  • Well, the Bible says every
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  • single one of us have sinned.
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  • We've all blown it, we've all
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  • missed the mark, and because of
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  • that we need somebody to pay our
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  • debt, and that's what we're
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  • gonna talk about in this
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  • episode: who are we and why do
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  • we need a Savior?
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  • Okay, so let's go ahead and look
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  • at Romans 3:23, classic verse.
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  • "For all have sinned and fall
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  • short of the glory of God."
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  • That means all of us have
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  • sinned, and that's not throwing
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  • stones at anybody.
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  • It's just saying I'm human, I'm
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  • not perfect, I didn't hit the
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  • bull's eye, and that, in fact,
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  • is what the word "sin" means,
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  • when it says all have sinned.
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  • What does it even mean?
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  • What's the word "sin" mean?
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  • Literally, it is a Greek archery
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  • term.
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  • It means to miss the bull's eye.
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  • Back in the day, you know, when
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  • they would have archery
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  • competition, if they were
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  • outside of the bull's eye, one
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  • ring out, two rings out, three
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  • rings out, they would say, "Sin
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  • one.
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  • Sin two.
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  • Sin three."
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  • It's just a indicator we've not
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  • hit the bull's eye, and the
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  • Bible says we've all sinned.
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  • Now, let's talk about sin just
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  • for a minute, because it's
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  • interesting sometimes as humans
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  • and as Christians we focus on
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  • sins, with an S, our sins, but
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  • do you know what God is focused
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  • on and why he sent Jesus?
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  • He's focused on the sin nature.
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  • In other words, if you have a
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  • sin nature, which we all do
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  • because of the fall of man back
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  • in the garden, then the result
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  • of a sin nature is we're going
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  • to sin.
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  • So, sometimes, though, we think,
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  • "Oh, I need to clean up my sins,
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  • be a better person, try to be a
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  • good Christian," and we try to
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  • clean up our sins, which really
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  • is getting the cart before the
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  • horse.
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  • If we just receive Jesus and let
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  • him uproot the sin nature, then
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  • the sins fall off.
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  • Now, lemme give you an example.
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  • Many of you will understand
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  • this.
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  • If you know what a dandelion
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  • is--anybody know what a
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  • dandelion is?
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  • It's a weed.
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  • It's a flowering weed, and in
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  • the Midwest we have a lot of
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  • dandelions that come up in the
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  • spring in our yard, and they're
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  • beautiful.
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  • They're yellow flowers, but
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  • they're weeds.
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  • Well, when you have a yard full
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  • of dandelions, the first
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  • inclination is, "Oh, I'll just
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  • mow the lawn, and I'll just mow
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  • down all the dandelions."
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  • And you can mow the lawn and
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  • after a few minutes you can say,
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  • "Yay, the dandelions are gone.
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  • There's no more yellow flowers."
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  • But do you know it only takes a
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  • day or two, and pretty soon your
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  • yard is full of dandelions
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  • again.
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  • Why?
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  • Because you didn't get to the
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  • root.
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  • You didn't get to the dandelion
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  • nature.
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  • You just took care of the
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  • dandelions, but we're talking in
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  • this lesson how do we get to the
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  • nature, and that's really what
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  • God was--that was the whole
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  • reason Jesus came, was to take
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  • care of the sin problem mankind
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  • had, which was the sin nature.
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  • Okay, make sense?
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  • So, let's keep talking about
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  • this.
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  • In Romans 5, verse 12, it says,
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  • "Therefore, just as through one
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  • man," Adam, "sin entered the
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  • world, and death through sin,
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  • and thus death spread to all
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  • men, because all sinned," okay?
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  • So, he's saying through one man
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  • sin entered, well, through Adam,
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  • and the result of that sin,
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  • that's what we're talking about
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  • here now.
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  • Who are we?
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  • Why do I need a Savior?
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  • Because the result of sin was
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  • that death spread to all men
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  • because all sinned.
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  • We can't just blame it on Adam
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  • and go, "Adam, Eve, what the
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  • heck were you thinking?"
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  • We have to say, "Well, I would
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  • have sinned, too, had I been in
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  • that situation, and, in fact, I
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  • have sinned."
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  • We've all sinned, and the result
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  • of sin is death.
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  • That's what the Bible says.
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  • "The wages of sin is death."
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  • Okay, so let's talk about death.
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  • Again, let's look at another
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  • definition.
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  • What is the definition for the
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  • word "death"?
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  • And, actually, we see in the
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  • Bible three different meanings
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  • for the word "death."
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  • Three different types of death
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  • are described, okay?
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  • So, there is physical death, of
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  • course, when our body stops
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  • living, our heart stops beating,
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  • and we have physical death.
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  • That's one type of death, but
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  • that's really not the main death
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  • the Bible is talking about.
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  • It is one type.
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  • The second type is spiritual
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  • death.
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  • This is the one the Bible is
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  • talking about, when death spread
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  • to all men.
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  • What kind of death?
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  • It primarily was spiritual
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  • death, and spiritual death is a
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  • separation from God.
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  • If this is alive to God, this
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  • picture here, united, alive,
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  • reconciled to God, spiritual
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  • death because of sin is a
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  • separation.
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  • God's not mad at you.
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  • God doesn't hate you.
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  • God's not displeased with you.
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  • It's just the reality of sin,
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  • missing the bull's eye.
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  • It creates death, which is a
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  • separation, which is why Jesus
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  • came to reconcile us, but
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  • spiritual death is a separation
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  • by definition.
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  • And then the third type of death
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  • mentioned in the Bible is the
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  • second death, as it is described
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  • in Revelation 20.
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  • It describes the second death,
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  • which will be the final death
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  • and all final judgments, and
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  • then we go into eternity, so our
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  • focus here is on spiritual
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  • death, a separation from God,
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  • all right?
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  • So, let's find out more about
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  • the results, then.
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  • Are you following this?
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  • Who are we?
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  • Why do we need a Savior?
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  • Because all have sinned and fall
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  • short of the glory of God, and
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  • the wages of sin, according to
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  • Romans 6:23, the wages, the wage
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  • we get paid, our paycheck for
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  • sin is death.
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  • What kind of death?
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  • Spiritual death and, of course,
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  • we're all gonna die physically,
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  • as well.
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  • That wasn't a part of God's
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  • original plan, which we'll talk
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  • about later, but spiritually
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  • we'll be separated from God.
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  • That's the wage we're getting
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  • paid.
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  • This is a problem.
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  • Houston, we have a problem, so
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  • what has to happen?
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  • God had a rescue plan in place,
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  • already had the helicopters
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  • fired up, and he was getting
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  • ready to send Jesus to the
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  • rescue.
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  • That's the whole purpose of why
  • 00:07:56.030 --> 00:07:57.190
  • Jesus came and why we needed
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  • him.
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  • Now, I want you to see this
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  • verse 'cause I think it's an
  • 00:08:00.280 --> 00:08:01.280
  • interesting one, and it explains
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  • a lot.
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  • In Ephesians chapter 2, verses 1
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  • through 3, listen to this.
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  • He says, "And you he made alive,
  • 00:08:08.200 --> 00:08:11.160
  • who were dead in trespasses and
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  • sins, in which you once walked
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  • according to the course of this
  • 00:08:15.160 --> 00:08:18.000
  • world, according to the prince
  • 00:08:18.000 --> 00:08:20.040
  • of the power of the air, the
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  • spirit who now works in the sons
  • 00:08:22.000 --> 00:08:23.250
  • of disobedience, among whom we
  • 00:08:23.250 --> 00:08:26.160
  • all also once conducted
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  • ourselves in the lusts of our
  • 00:08:28.250 --> 00:08:30.130
  • flesh, fulfilling the desires of
  • 00:08:30.130 --> 00:08:32.150
  • the flesh and of the mind, and
  • 00:08:32.150 --> 00:08:34.020
  • were by nature children of
  • 00:08:34.080 --> 00:08:37.080
  • wrath, even as the others."
  • 00:08:37.080 --> 00:08:39.020
  • In Ephesians chapter 2, this
  • 00:08:39.020 --> 00:08:41.080
  • little passage here explains
  • 00:08:41.080 --> 00:08:42.140
  • quite a bit to us.
  • 00:08:42.140 --> 00:08:43.120
  • He says, "Hey, he made you
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  • alive.
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  • He gave you eternal life, but
  • 00:08:46.040 --> 00:08:47.200
  • you were once dead, and you were
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  • by nature," by what nature?
  • 00:08:52.280 --> 00:08:55.050
  • By that sin nature.
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  • "Objects or children of wrath."
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  • In other words, the penalty for
  • 00:08:58.260 --> 00:09:00.170
  • sin had to be paid and death was
  • 00:09:00.170 --> 00:09:03.100
  • the price.
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  • So, because of the sin nature,
  • 00:09:04.190 --> 00:09:07.000
  • we were objects that were about
  • 00:09:07.000 --> 00:09:09.040
  • to experience the wrath, the
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  • payment, spiritual eternal
  • 00:09:11.110 --> 00:09:14.100
  • separation from God, but, of
  • 00:09:14.100 --> 00:09:16.100
  • course, because God loved us so
  • 00:09:16.100 --> 00:09:17.250
  • much, you who were once dead,
  • 00:09:17.250 --> 00:09:19.060
  • he, Jesus, made you alive
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  • because he loves you so much.
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  • We all walked according to the
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  • course of this world.
  • 00:09:25.280 --> 00:09:27.160
  • This is the little parenthetical
  • 00:09:27.160 --> 00:09:28.280
  • thought here.
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  • Do you know the world does have
  • 00:09:29.240 --> 00:09:30.240
  • a course?
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  • It has this soundtrack that we
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  • all live by, and it says that
  • 00:09:34.090 --> 00:09:35.180
  • when--we all lived according to
  • 00:09:35.180 --> 00:09:38.180
  • the course of this world and
  • 00:09:38.180 --> 00:09:39.250
  • lived in the disobedience of the
  • 00:09:39.250 --> 00:09:41.040
  • lust of our flesh and all of
  • 00:09:41.040 --> 00:09:42.170
  • those things, and that's why we
  • 00:09:42.170 --> 00:09:44.170
  • needed a Savior, and by nature
  • 00:09:45.280 --> 00:09:48.280
  • we were children of wrath, and
  • 00:09:48.280 --> 00:09:49.290
  • unless we got that remedied,
  • 00:09:49.290 --> 00:09:52.040
  • we're in for some trouble.
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  • But that's why Jesus came.
  • 00:09:53.250 --> 00:09:55.080
  • I hope you're seeing that's why
  • 00:09:55.080 --> 00:09:57.030
  • the gospel is Good News, and we
  • 00:09:57.030 --> 00:10:00.020
  • say things like, "Let's preach
  • 00:10:00.020 --> 00:10:01.020
  • the Good News."
  • 00:10:01.020 --> 00:10:01.290
  • It is such Good News, and I hope
  • 00:10:01.290 --> 00:10:03.130
  • you guys are seeing the basics
  • 00:10:03.130 --> 00:10:04.240
  • of that.
  • 00:10:04.240 --> 00:10:05.140
  • Now, let's talk about how do we
  • 00:10:05.170 --> 00:10:08.170
  • respond.
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  • What's our response to God's
  • 00:10:09.190 --> 00:10:11.170
  • goodness?
  • 00:10:11.170 --> 00:10:12.020
  • What's our response to the
  • 00:10:12.020 --> 00:10:13.210
  • rescue plan, the helicopters
  • 00:10:13.210 --> 00:10:16.040
  • being fired up, Jesus coming to
  • 00:10:16.040 --> 00:10:17.230
  • the earth?
  • 00:10:17.230 --> 00:10:18.110
  • What's our response to it?
  • 00:10:18.110 --> 00:10:19.170
  • We see some things in 2
  • 00:10:19.170 --> 00:10:20.260
  • Corinthians chapter 5, verse 17.
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  • "Therefore, if anyone is in
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  • Christ, he's a new creation."
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  • Okay, I've got a chance here.
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  • I see a glimmer of hope.
  • 00:10:29.280 --> 00:10:31.100
  • I can get--come out of this sin
  • 00:10:31.100 --> 00:10:33.040
  • problem, situation.
  • 00:10:33.040 --> 00:10:35.120
  • I can come out of the darkness
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  • of the world that I'm living
  • 00:10:37.130 --> 00:10:38.170
  • under.
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  • I can be redeemed.
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  • How?
  • 00:10:40.270 --> 00:10:41.220
  • What?
  • 00:10:41.220 --> 00:10:42.160
  • "Therefore, if anyone is in
  • 00:10:42.160 --> 00:10:43.250
  • Christ, he is a new creation;
  • 00:10:43.250 --> 00:10:45.110
  • old things have passed away; and
  • 00:10:45.110 --> 00:10:47.120
  • behold, all things have become
  • 00:10:47.120 --> 00:10:49.280
  • new."
  • 00:10:49.280 --> 00:10:50.270
  • So, here is the Good News,
  • 00:10:50.270 --> 00:10:52.100
  • y'all.
  • 00:10:52.100 --> 00:10:52.260
  • Here is the summary of the Good
  • 00:10:52.260 --> 00:10:54.210
  • News: all the sin nature, all of
  • 00:10:54.210 --> 00:10:57.090
  • our old life can absolutely,
  • 00:10:57.090 --> 00:10:59.050
  • 100% be made new.
  • 00:10:59.050 --> 00:11:01.280
  • How?
  • 00:11:01.280 --> 00:11:02.160
  • If anyone is in Christ.
  • 00:11:02.160 --> 00:11:04.240
  • When you receive Jesus as your
  • 00:11:04.240 --> 00:11:06.070
  • Lord, you are in Christ.
  • 00:11:06.070 --> 00:11:08.030
  • You are in him.
  • 00:11:08.030 --> 00:11:09.100
  • You become a Christian, and if
  • 00:11:09.100 --> 00:11:10.180
  • anyone is a Christian in Christ,
  • 00:11:10.180 --> 00:11:13.020
  • they become a new creation, and
  • 00:11:13.020 --> 00:11:15.180
  • we'll talk about this again, but
  • 00:11:15.180 --> 00:11:17.010
  • literally that means a new
  • 00:11:17.010 --> 00:11:18.160
  • species of being, the redeemed
  • 00:11:18.160 --> 00:11:21.070
  • species.
  • 00:11:21.070 --> 00:11:22.230
  • The old is gone, is passed away,
  • 00:11:22.270 --> 00:11:25.270
  • your old life, the old life of
  • 00:11:25.270 --> 00:11:27.100
  • shame, of sin, of regret.
  • 00:11:27.100 --> 00:11:29.080
  • All that old life of
  • 00:11:29.080 --> 00:11:31.190
  • disobedience, of guilt, of a
  • 00:11:31.190 --> 00:11:34.020
  • sense of unworthiness, all of
  • 00:11:34.020 --> 00:11:36.100
  • that separation from God, it's
  • 00:11:36.100 --> 00:11:38.030
  • all gone.
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  • It's all in the past.
  • 00:11:38.290 --> 00:11:40.110
  • The old has passed away and
  • 00:11:40.110 --> 00:11:43.050
  • everything has been made new,
  • 00:11:43.050 --> 00:11:45.200
  • and especially you.
  • 00:11:45.200 --> 00:11:47.140
  • You and I as people, we've been
  • 00:11:47.140 --> 00:11:48.220
  • made new, new creatures in
  • 00:11:48.220 --> 00:11:50.190
  • Christ.
  • 00:11:50.190 --> 00:11:51.040
  • Clean slate.
  • 00:11:51.040 --> 00:11:52.030
  • Fresh start.
  • 00:11:52.030 --> 00:11:54.000
  • Holy smokes, have you ever
  • 00:11:54.000 --> 00:11:55.020
  • wanted a do-over in life?
  • 00:11:55.170 --> 00:11:58.170
  • You get one.
  • 00:11:58.170 --> 00:11:59.200
  • Jesus came to give us the
  • 00:11:59.200 --> 00:12:01.270
  • do-over.
  • 00:12:01.270 --> 00:12:03.020
  • Who are we?
  • 00:12:03.020 --> 00:12:03.270
  • We are separated from God
  • 00:12:03.270 --> 00:12:05.090
  • because of sin, but Jesus came
  • 00:12:05.090 --> 00:12:07.180
  • on the scene to give us a
  • 00:12:07.180 --> 00:12:09.210
  • massive do-over for eternity.
  • 00:12:10.270 --> 00:12:13.270
  • We get this qualitative,
  • 00:12:13.270 --> 00:12:15.270
  • abundant life while we're here
  • 00:12:15.270 --> 00:12:17.040
  • on Earth, and then we also get
  • 00:12:17.040 --> 00:12:19.010
  • the quantitative eternal life
  • 00:12:19.010 --> 00:12:21.180
  • forever.
  • 00:12:21.180 --> 00:12:22.220
  • All things are made new.
  • 00:12:22.220 --> 00:12:24.140
  • Man, I mean, I'm getting pumped
  • 00:12:24.140 --> 00:12:26.020
  • up telling you about it.
  • 00:12:26.020 --> 00:12:27.000
  • I hope you're getting excited,
  • 00:12:27.000 --> 00:12:28.280
  • and it's making you want to just
  • 00:12:28.280 --> 00:12:30.110
  • read your Bible more and find
  • 00:12:30.110 --> 00:12:32.090
  • out more about what it means to
  • 00:12:32.090 --> 00:12:33.270
  • be a Christian, which, of
  • 00:12:33.270 --> 00:12:35.000
  • course, is what we're doing in
  • 00:12:35.000 --> 00:12:36.130
  • every episode.
  • 00:12:36.130 --> 00:12:37.220
  • All right, let's wrap up today's
  • 00:12:37.220 --> 00:12:39.260
  • episode by talking about a very
  • 00:12:39.260 --> 00:12:41.140
  • familiar phrase, but again it's
  • 00:12:41.140 --> 00:12:43.080
  • one of those definitions
  • 00:12:43.080 --> 00:12:44.130
  • sometimes that people don't have
  • 00:12:44.130 --> 00:12:45.160
  • a lot of understanding on, and
  • 00:12:45.160 --> 00:12:47.030
  • that is the phrase "born again."
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  • All right, let's talk about
  • 00:12:49.200 --> 00:12:50.070
  • that.
  • 00:12:50.070 --> 00:12:51.000
  • In John chapter 3 and, in fact,
  • 00:12:51.220 --> 00:12:54.220
  • 3:16 is the famous verse.
  • 00:12:54.220 --> 00:12:56.200
  • How many of you have seen
  • 00:12:56.200 --> 00:12:58.140
  • John 3:16
  • 00:12:58.140 --> 00:12:59.110
  • You've seen that verse, that
  • 00:13:02.070 --> 00:13:03.260
  • wording plastered somewhere, and
  • 00:13:03.260 --> 00:13:05.140
  • you wondered, "What is John
  • 00:13:05.140 --> 00:13:06.110
  • 3:16?"
  • 00:13:06.110 --> 00:13:07.130
  • Well, we're about to dig into
  • 00:13:07.130 --> 00:13:08.060
  • it.
  • 00:13:08.060 --> 00:13:08.220
  • We're gonna talk about John
  • 00:13:08.220 --> 00:13:09.110
  • 3:16, but it starts in John 3:1,
  • 00:13:09.290 --> 00:13:12.290
  • verses 1 through 6.
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  • "There was a man of the
  • 00:13:14.190 --> 00:13:15.260
  • Pharisees named Nicodemus, a
  • 00:13:15.260 --> 00:13:18.040
  • ruler of the Jews.
  • 00:13:18.040 --> 00:13:19.200
  • This man came to Jesus by night
  • 00:13:19.200 --> 00:13:21.200
  • and said to him, 'Rabbi, we know
  • 00:13:21.200 --> 00:13:23.230
  • that you are a leader that has
  • 00:13:23.230 --> 00:13:25.030
  • come from God; for no one can do
  • 00:13:25.030 --> 00:13:26.210
  • these signs unless God is with
  • 00:13:26.210 --> 00:13:28.100
  • him.'
  • 00:13:28.100 --> 00:13:29.120
  • Jesus answered and said to
  • 00:13:29.120 --> 00:13:30.130
  • him," to Nicodemus, "'Most
  • 00:13:30.130 --> 00:13:32.190
  • assuredly, I say to you,
  • 00:13:32.190 --> 00:13:34.070
  • Nicodemus, unless one is born
  • 00:13:34.070 --> 00:13:36.010
  • again, he cannot see the kingdom
  • 00:13:36.010 --> 00:13:38.160
  • of God.'
  • 00:13:38.160 --> 00:13:39.240
  • Nicodemus said to him,
  • 00:13:39.240 --> 00:13:41.020
  • 'How can a man be born when he's
  • 00:13:41.020 --> 00:13:43.070
  • old?
  • 00:13:43.070 --> 00:13:43.220
  • Can he enter the second time
  • 00:13:43.220 --> 00:13:44.280
  • into his mother's womb and be
  • 00:13:44.280 --> 00:13:46.190
  • born again?'
  • 00:13:46.190 --> 00:13:48.090
  • Jesus answered,
  • 00:13:48.090 --> 00:13:49.090
  • 'Most assuredly, I say to you,
  • 00:13:49.090 --> 00:13:51.100
  • unless one is born of water and
  • 00:13:51.100 --> 00:13:53.010
  • the Spirit, he cannot enter the
  • 00:13:53.010 --> 00:13:55.150
  • kingdom of God.
  • 00:13:55.150 --> 00:13:56.270
  • That which is born of the flesh
  • 00:13:56.270 --> 00:13:58.170
  • is flesh, and that which is born
  • 00:13:58.170 --> 00:14:00.030
  • of the Spirit is spirit.'"
  • 00:14:00.030 --> 00:14:02.160
  • So, this is this passage
  • 00:14:02.160 --> 00:14:03.250
  • where Jesus
  • 00:14:03.250 --> 00:14:04.130
  • introduces us to this concept,
  • 00:14:04.130 --> 00:14:06.270
  • being born again, and he wasn't
  • 00:14:06.270 --> 00:14:09.150
  • talking about a natural rebirth,
  • 00:14:09.150 --> 00:14:11.250
  • which is what Nicodemus said.
  • 00:14:11.250 --> 00:14:13.000
  • He said, "Wait.
  • 00:14:13.000 --> 00:14:13.160
  • How can you be born again?
  • 00:14:13.160 --> 00:14:15.170
  • Can I go back into my mother's
  • 00:14:15.170 --> 00:14:16.140
  • womb?"
  • 00:14:16.140 --> 00:14:17.090
  • And Jesus clarified, "No, this
  • 00:14:17.090 --> 00:14:18.170
  • is not a natural birth I'm
  • 00:14:18.170 --> 00:14:20.090
  • talking about.
  • 00:14:20.090 --> 00:14:21.030
  • This is a spiritual birth.
  • 00:14:21.030 --> 00:14:22.130
  • You have to be spiritually
  • 00:14:22.130 --> 00:14:23.140
  • reborn."
  • 00:14:23.140 --> 00:14:24.230
  • So, what does that mean?
  • 00:14:24.230 --> 00:14:26.050
  • What does this born-again
  • 00:14:26.050 --> 00:14:28.000
  • experience look like?
  • 00:14:28.000 --> 00:14:29.270
  • Well, let's picture it this way.
  • 00:14:29.270 --> 00:14:32.180
  • To be born again or to become a
  • 00:14:32.180 --> 00:14:34.260
  • new creature in Christ, it
  • 00:14:34.260 --> 00:14:36.260
  • literally means you get that new
  • 00:14:36.260 --> 00:14:38.070
  • nature.
  • 00:14:38.070 --> 00:14:39.070
  • God takes out that old sin
  • 00:14:39.070 --> 00:14:40.250
  • nature we were talking about.
  • 00:14:40.250 --> 00:14:42.050
  • He uproots the dandelion root,
  • 00:14:42.050 --> 00:14:43.270
  • the sin root.
  • 00:14:43.270 --> 00:14:45.140
  • He removes it completely, and he
  • 00:14:45.140 --> 00:14:47.110
  • gives you a new nature.
  • 00:14:47.110 --> 00:14:49.010
  • He gives who a new nature?
  • 00:14:49.010 --> 00:14:50.160
  • You, the real you, your spirit,
  • 00:14:50.160 --> 00:14:52.260
  • your inner man, that real you,
  • 00:14:52.260 --> 00:14:55.240
  • that person behind your
  • 00:14:55.240 --> 00:14:56.170
  • eyeballs, as we sometimes say,
  • 00:14:56.170 --> 00:14:58.200
  • the spirit man of you.
  • 00:14:58.200 --> 00:15:01.070
  • He takes out the old you.
  • 00:15:01.070 --> 00:15:02.200
  • I mean, this is crazy.
  • 00:15:02.200 --> 00:15:03.160
  • He takes out the old you and all
  • 00:15:03.160 --> 00:15:06.100
  • of the sin and all of the
  • 00:15:06.100 --> 00:15:07.270
  • separation, and he gives you a
  • 00:15:07.270 --> 00:15:09.200
  • new you.
  • 00:15:09.200 --> 00:15:11.110
  • You're literally a new creature
  • 00:15:11.110 --> 00:15:13.200
  • in Christ.
  • 00:15:13.200 --> 00:15:15.130
  • That's what it means to be born
  • 00:15:15.130 --> 00:15:16.110
  • again, so you can see we're not
  • 00:15:16.110 --> 00:15:18.100
  • talking about just a change of
  • 00:15:18.100 --> 00:15:19.140
  • thinking.
  • 00:15:19.140 --> 00:15:20.130
  • We're not just talking about
  • 00:15:20.130 --> 00:15:21.140
  • agreeing to some tenets of
  • 00:15:21.140 --> 00:15:22.130
  • faith.
  • 00:15:22.130 --> 00:15:23.160
  • We're talking about a life
  • 00:15:23.160 --> 00:15:24.150
  • change, literally a life change.
  • 00:15:25.120 --> 00:15:28.120
  • It literally happens, and you
  • 00:15:28.120 --> 00:15:30.060
  • get this new nature, then,
  • 00:15:30.060 --> 00:15:32.050
  • you're born again, and now this
  • 00:15:32.050 --> 00:15:34.030
  • is the beginning of everything
  • 00:15:34.030 --> 00:15:35.010
  • is new.
  • 00:15:35.010 --> 00:15:36.010
  • This is the beginning of, well,
  • 00:15:36.010 --> 00:15:37.270
  • obviously you will produce
  • 00:15:37.270 --> 00:15:39.170
  • fruit, in keeping with being
  • 00:15:39.170 --> 00:15:41.190
  • born again, because it's just
  • 00:15:41.190 --> 00:15:43.010
  • your nature.
  • 00:15:43.010 --> 00:15:44.090
  • John the Baptist said that.
  • 00:15:44.090 --> 00:15:45.260
  • He said if you repent, there's
  • 00:15:45.260 --> 00:15:47.010
  • gonna be accompanying fruit, so
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  • let's give an example.
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  • Think about, those of you that
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  • are agricultural, think about a
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  • crabapple tree, okay?
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  • The nature of a crabapple tree
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  • is to produce crabapples, and
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  • we're gonna call those sins,
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  • okay, for the illustration.
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  • This crabapple tree, all it
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  • knows to do is to produce
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  • crabapples.
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  • Now, if you wanted to change the
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  • nature of that crabapple tree so
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  • that it produced peaches, man,
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  • that'd be a miracle, wouldn't
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  • it?
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  • You could graft a couple of
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  • branches in here and there and
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  • maybe you could get some peach
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  • fruit on a branch or two, but to
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  • have the whole tree really
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  • produce peaches, you're gonna
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  • have to do something
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  • supernatural.
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  • What do you have to do?
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  • You have to change the nature of
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  • that crabapple tree, if you
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  • could.
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  • I mean, if it was even possible
  • 00:16:33.270 --> 00:16:35.020
  • for scientists and botanists to
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  • go in and change the nature of
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  • the crabapple tree so that after
  • 00:16:38.030 --> 00:16:40.060
  • a couple of seasons it started
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  • to produce peaches, wow, that'd
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  • be a born-again crabapple tree.
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  • Well, let's say that could be
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  • done.
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  • Let's say that supernaturally
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  • the nature of that crabapple
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  • tree was taken out and the new
  • 00:16:52.150 --> 00:16:54.260
  • nature of the peach tree was put
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  • in.
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  • Now, here is the thing: the
  • 00:16:57.050 --> 00:16:58.080
  • crabapple tree, initially, it
  • 00:16:58.080 --> 00:17:00.080
  • still looks a lot like a
  • 00:17:00.080 --> 00:17:01.030
  • crabapple tree.
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  • How do I know if it's a
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  • crabapple tree or a peach tree?
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  • How do I know if it's been
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  • born-again?
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  • Just give it a couple of
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  • seasons, because if it's truly
  • 00:17:09.260 --> 00:17:11.230
  • been born again, in a couple of
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  • seasons you are bound to see
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  • peaches.
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  • The fruit will prove the nature,
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  • amen?
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  • Are you following this?
  • 00:17:20.270 --> 00:17:22.030
  • Now, it still looks like a
  • 00:17:22.030 --> 00:17:23.070
  • crabapple tree and it might take
  • 00:17:23.070 --> 00:17:25.180
  • a couple of seasons, and that's
  • 00:17:25.180 --> 00:17:27.020
  • the point here, to encourage
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  • you.
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  • When you become a born-again
  • 00:17:28.250 --> 00:17:30.040
  • Christian, Jesus is the Lord of
  • 00:17:30.040 --> 00:17:31.210
  • your life, listen, literally he
  • 00:17:31.210 --> 00:17:33.280
  • took out your old nature.
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  • He gave you the new.
  • 00:17:36.020 --> 00:17:36.260
  • He took out the old sin nature.
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  • He gave you the new nature of
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  • eternal life, the God life, and
  • 00:17:39.240 --> 00:17:42.160
  • give yourself a couple of
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  • seasons, and you will see fruit.
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  • That crabapple tree that's now a
  • 00:17:47.170 --> 00:17:49.150
  • peach tree, it's not striving to
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  • produce peaches.
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  • By virtue of its nature, it
  • 00:17:52.190 --> 00:17:55.190
  • begins to produce fruit
  • 00:17:55.190 --> 00:17:56.220
  • effortlessly, and you and I,
  • 00:17:56.220 --> 00:17:58.180
  • it's the same way.
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  • When you become a Christian, a
  • 00:17:59.150 --> 00:18:00.090
  • true-blue Christian, a
  • 00:18:00.090 --> 00:18:01.060
  • born-again Christian, listen,
  • 00:18:01.060 --> 00:18:02.280
  • fruit is coming.
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  • You might look like a crabapple
  • 00:18:04.000 --> 00:18:05.020
  • tree, though, still.
  • 00:18:05.020 --> 00:18:05.290
  • People might look at you and go,
  • 00:18:05.290 --> 00:18:07.020
  • "You don't look any different.
  • 00:18:07.020 --> 00:18:07.260
  • What did you do?
  • 00:18:07.260 --> 00:18:08.220
  • Just get some religion?"
  • 00:18:08.220 --> 00:18:10.190
  • You know, people may not--they
  • 00:18:10.190 --> 00:18:11.250
  • may--you look--"You still look
  • 00:18:11.250 --> 00:18:13.050
  • like a crabapple tree to me.
  • 00:18:13.050 --> 00:18:14.240
  • You look like the same old Joe
  • 00:18:14.240 --> 00:18:16.000
  • to me," but you're not.
  • 00:18:16.000 --> 00:18:17.280
  • No, something supernatural and
  • 00:18:17.280 --> 00:18:19.260
  • eternal and significant has
  • 00:18:19.260 --> 00:18:21.150
  • happened on the inside.
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  • You've been born again, and
  • 00:18:23.160 --> 00:18:25.240
  • Jesus said, he said unless a man
  • 00:18:25.240 --> 00:18:28.100
  • is born again, he'll never see
  • 00:18:28.100 --> 00:18:30.080
  • the kingdom of God, so it's
  • 00:18:30.080 --> 00:18:32.070
  • interesting.
  • 00:18:32.070 --> 00:18:33.110
  • Some of you think back.
  • 00:18:33.110 --> 00:18:34.270
  • Think back to the time that you
  • 00:18:34.270 --> 00:18:36.270
  • first became a Christian, okay?
  • 00:18:36.270 --> 00:18:38.150
  • Think back to that time and then
  • 00:18:38.150 --> 00:18:40.110
  • think before that time.
  • 00:18:40.110 --> 00:18:42.090
  • Do you know before that time it
  • 00:18:42.090 --> 00:18:43.150
  • was hard to see spiritual
  • 00:18:43.150 --> 00:18:44.270
  • things?
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  • And, in fact, you may have
  • 00:18:45.290 --> 00:18:46.220
  • mocked it.
  • 00:18:46.220 --> 00:18:47.100
  • You may have scoffed at it.
  • 00:18:47.100 --> 00:18:48.220
  • You may have doubted.
  • 00:18:48.220 --> 00:18:50.010
  • You may have been like, "I don't
  • 00:18:50.010 --> 00:18:51.210
  • need all that religion, you
  • 00:18:51.210 --> 00:18:52.250
  • know?"
  • 00:18:52.250 --> 00:18:53.110
  • You may have had different
  • 00:18:53.110 --> 00:18:53.270
  • attitudes about it.
  • 00:18:53.270 --> 00:18:54.230
  • You just couldn't see it.
  • 00:18:54.230 --> 00:18:56.070
  • Why?
  • 00:18:56.070 --> 00:18:56.220
  • Because Jesus said unless you're
  • 00:18:56.220 --> 00:18:57.270
  • born again, you can't see it.
  • 00:18:57.270 --> 00:19:00.120
  • I mean, it is a interesting
  • 00:19:00.120 --> 00:19:01.240
  • thing how, man, the scales fall
  • 00:19:01.240 --> 00:19:04.110
  • off your eyes.
  • 00:19:04.110 --> 00:19:05.270
  • As soon as Jesus becomes the
  • 00:19:05.270 --> 00:19:07.050
  • Lord of your life, there is
  • 00:19:07.050 --> 00:19:08.060
  • literally that nature change.
  • 00:19:08.060 --> 00:19:09.170
  • You're born again, and then
  • 00:19:09.170 --> 00:19:11.080
  • suddenly you can see.
  • 00:19:11.080 --> 00:19:13.070
  • Certain things make sense.
  • 00:19:13.070 --> 00:19:14.290
  • You're watching the news, you're
  • 00:19:14.290 --> 00:19:15.280
  • having conversations, you're
  • 00:19:15.280 --> 00:19:17.010
  • reading things, and you're like,
  • 00:19:17.010 --> 00:19:18.040
  • "Whoa!
  • 00:19:18.040 --> 00:19:19.160
  • I can see that there are two
  • 00:19:19.160 --> 00:19:20.230
  • kingdoms.
  • 00:19:20.230 --> 00:19:22.040
  • I didn't even see it before.
  • 00:19:22.040 --> 00:19:23.180
  • Previously, I just lived in
  • 00:19:23.180 --> 00:19:25.060
  • darkness.
  • 00:19:25.060 --> 00:19:26.070
  • All I really saw was darkness,
  • 00:19:26.070 --> 00:19:28.050
  • and I thought the darkness was
  • 00:19:28.050 --> 00:19:29.030
  • the light."
  • 00:19:29.030 --> 00:19:30.100
  • And then when you see the light,
  • 00:19:30.100 --> 00:19:32.160
  • so to speak, when you see--when
  • 00:19:32.160 --> 00:19:34.010
  • you literally with the eyes of
  • 00:19:34.010 --> 00:19:35.070
  • faith, with the eyes of your
  • 00:19:35.070 --> 00:19:36.130
  • heart you see the kingdom of
  • 00:19:36.130 --> 00:19:38.160
  • God, you're like, "Whoa!
  • 00:19:38.160 --> 00:19:40.030
  • This is like a whole other
  • 00:19:40.030 --> 00:19:42.140
  • realm," and it is.
  • 00:19:42.140 --> 00:19:44.080
  • It's God's realm, it's the faith
  • 00:19:44.080 --> 00:19:45.180
  • realm, and this is the Christian
  • 00:19:45.180 --> 00:19:47.280
  • life.
  • 00:19:47.280 --> 00:19:48.220
  • This is what we call the faith
  • 00:19:48.220 --> 00:19:49.220
  • adventure of the Christian life.
  • 00:19:49.220 --> 00:19:52.050
  • How do you get to experience it?
  • 00:19:52.050 --> 00:19:54.150
  • By receiving Jesus Christ.
  • 00:19:54.150 --> 00:19:56.100
  • By being rescued from our sin
  • 00:19:56.100 --> 00:19:58.220
  • nature.
  • 00:19:58.220 --> 00:19:59.240
  • By having all those crabapples
  • 00:20:00.010 --> 00:20:03.010
  • be converted, be transformed
  • 00:20:03.010 --> 00:20:05.130
  • with a nature change, so that
  • 00:20:05.130 --> 00:20:06.250
  • over time you begin to produce
  • 00:20:06.250 --> 00:20:08.040
  • the fruit of the Spirit.
  • 00:20:09.130 --> 00:20:12.130
  • You might say--you know, let's
  • 00:20:12.130 --> 00:20:14.010
  • have a little chat.
  • 00:20:14.010 --> 00:20:15.160
  • You might say, "You know, I
  • 00:20:15.160 --> 00:20:16.120
  • don't like my life.
  • 00:20:16.120 --> 00:20:18.070
  • I don't like that I'm angry.
  • 00:20:18.070 --> 00:20:19.110
  • I don't like that I'm mean.
  • 00:20:19.110 --> 00:20:21.090
  • I don't like that I'm anxious.
  • 00:20:21.090 --> 00:20:23.020
  • I don't like that I feel like a
  • 00:20:23.020 --> 00:20:24.210
  • failure.
  • 00:20:24.210 --> 00:20:25.140
  • I don't like that I'm envious or
  • 00:20:25.140 --> 00:20:27.000
  • jealous, I compare.
  • 00:20:27.000 --> 00:20:28.170
  • I don't like these parts of my
  • 00:20:28.170 --> 00:20:30.210
  • life.
  • 00:20:30.210 --> 00:20:31.150
  • I don't like that I'm not kind.
  • 00:20:31.150 --> 00:20:33.030
  • I don't like my impatience.
  • 00:20:33.030 --> 00:20:35.030
  • I don't like my lack of
  • 00:20:35.030 --> 00:20:36.120
  • self-control.
  • 00:20:36.120 --> 00:20:37.020
  • I don't like being addicted."
  • 00:20:37.020 --> 00:20:39.110
  • You might say, "These are all
  • 00:20:39.110 --> 00:20:40.090
  • things I don't like."
  • 00:20:40.090 --> 00:20:41.200
  • Now, here is the good news.
  • 00:20:41.200 --> 00:20:43.120
  • The good news is the fruit of
  • 00:20:43.120 --> 00:20:45.190
  • the Spirit can replace the fruit
  • 00:20:47.020 --> 00:20:50.020
  • of the old life, the fruit of
  • 00:20:50.020 --> 00:20:52.010
  • the Spirit.
  • 00:20:52.010 --> 00:20:52.270
  • The Bible tells us, "The fruit
  • 00:20:52.270 --> 00:20:53.190
  • of the Spirit is love, joy,
  • 00:20:53.190 --> 00:20:55.090
  • peace, patience, kindness,
  • 00:20:55.130 --> 00:20:58.130
  • gentleness, and self-control,
  • 00:20:58.130 --> 00:21:01.030
  • and against such there is no
  • 00:21:01.030 --> 00:21:02.090
  • law."
  • 00:21:02.090 --> 00:21:03.020
  • There is no law against joy.
  • 00:21:03.020 --> 00:21:05.070
  • "I'm so depressed.
  • 00:21:05.070 --> 00:21:06.180
  • I don't like it."
  • 00:21:06.180 --> 00:21:07.060
  • Good news for you.
  • 00:21:07.060 --> 00:21:09.040
  • You can have the nature change.
  • 00:21:09.040 --> 00:21:10.290
  • You can be born again and begin
  • 00:21:10.290 --> 00:21:12.160
  • to experience the fruit.
  • 00:21:12.160 --> 00:21:14.250
  • Give yourself a couple of
  • 00:21:14.250 --> 00:21:15.130
  • seasons, the fruit of joy, the
  • 00:21:15.280 --> 00:21:18.280
  • fruit of peace, patience,
  • 00:21:18.280 --> 00:21:21.230
  • kindness, gentleness.
  • 00:21:21.230 --> 00:21:24.100
  • I mean, think about it.
  • 00:21:24.100 --> 00:21:25.090
  • Think about just the fruit of
  • 00:21:25.090 --> 00:21:27.060
  • the Spirit alone.
  • 00:21:27.060 --> 00:21:28.240
  • What a dramatic difference it
  • 00:21:28.240 --> 00:21:29.290
  • does make and could make.
  • 00:21:29.290 --> 00:21:31.210
  • I'm talking to some of you that
  • 00:21:31.210 --> 00:21:32.160
  • maybe you're on the bubble, or
  • 00:21:32.160 --> 00:21:33.290
  • maybe you've been discouraged.
  • 00:21:33.290 --> 00:21:35.040
  • Maybe you're new at this, and
  • 00:21:35.040 --> 00:21:36.030
  • you're like, "I'm not seeing
  • 00:21:36.030 --> 00:21:36.220
  • enough fruit quick enough."
  • 00:21:36.220 --> 00:21:38.090
  • Give yourself some time.
  • 00:21:38.090 --> 00:21:39.270
  • Stay close to the Lord, read
  • 00:21:39.270 --> 00:21:41.190
  • your Bible, spend time with God,
  • 00:21:41.190 --> 00:21:43.090
  • stay with us in our class, and I
  • 00:21:43.090 --> 00:21:45.100
  • guarantee you, I guarantee you
  • 00:21:45.100 --> 00:21:46.120
  • by the end of our time together,
  • 00:21:46.120 --> 00:21:47.280
  • as we take "Getting a Grip on
  • 00:21:47.280 --> 00:21:49.010
  • the Basics," I guarantee you
  • 00:21:49.010 --> 00:21:51.050
  • will start to see fruit.
  • 00:21:51.050 --> 00:21:52.260
  • You will.
  • 00:21:52.260 --> 00:21:53.180
  • You'll see new things budding in
  • 00:21:53.180 --> 00:21:54.260
  • your life, and you'll go, "Wow,
  • 00:21:54.260 --> 00:21:56.220
  • I love people.
  • 00:21:56.220 --> 00:21:58.010
  • I love people more than ever.
  • 00:21:58.010 --> 00:22:00.070
  • I'm less agitated.
  • 00:22:00.070 --> 00:22:02.030
  • I'm less critical.
  • 00:22:02.030 --> 00:22:03.090
  • I'm less opinionated.
  • 00:22:03.090 --> 00:22:05.010
  • I'm more tolerant.
  • 00:22:05.010 --> 00:22:07.100
  • I'm not so anxious and caught up
  • 00:22:07.100 --> 00:22:09.100
  • in fear.
  • 00:22:09.100 --> 00:22:09.250
  • I have patience and peace."
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  • Guaranteed.
  • 00:22:11.180 --> 00:22:12.150
  • I can sense the Holy Spirit as
  • 00:22:12.150 --> 00:22:13.190
  • we're teaching.
  • 00:22:13.190 --> 00:22:14.100
  • I mean, I can sense the Holy
  • 00:22:14.100 --> 00:22:15.050
  • Spirit ministering to different
  • 00:22:15.050 --> 00:22:17.040
  • ones of you out there.
  • 00:22:17.040 --> 00:22:17.230
  • He knows where you are.
  • 00:22:17.230 --> 00:22:18.160
  • He knows what country you're in.
  • 00:22:18.160 --> 00:22:19.290
  • He knows what you're going
  • 00:22:19.290 --> 00:22:20.290
  • through, and I think he just
  • 00:22:20.290 --> 00:22:21.200
  • wanted to encourage you today,
  • 00:22:21.200 --> 00:22:23.240
  • "Rest, seek me, and let that
  • 00:22:24.010 --> 00:22:27.010
  • fruit, let that new nature
  • 00:22:27.010 --> 00:22:29.220
  • produce that good fruit in your
  • 00:22:29.220 --> 00:22:31.060
  • life."
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  • All right, so receive that.
  • 00:22:31.240 --> 00:22:32.230
  • In Jesus's name receive that.
  • 00:22:32.230 --> 00:22:33.260
  • Okay, so now let's go back to
  • 00:22:33.260 --> 00:22:36.140
  • John 3:16.
  • 00:22:36.140 --> 00:22:37.250
  • "For God so loved the world, he
  • 00:22:37.250 --> 00:22:40.020
  • gave his only begotten Son, that
  • 00:22:40.020 --> 00:22:41.230
  • whosoever would believe on him
  • 00:22:41.230 --> 00:22:43.210
  • would not perish but would have
  • 00:22:43.210 --> 00:22:46.090
  • everlasting life."
  • 00:22:46.090 --> 00:22:49.010
  • All of that was part of that
  • 00:22:49.010 --> 00:22:50.120
  • conversation Jesus had with
  • 00:22:50.120 --> 00:22:51.280
  • Nicodemus so that we could
  • 00:22:51.280 --> 00:22:54.020
  • become born-again.
  • 00:22:54.030 --> 00:22:57.030
  • So now, let's talk about another
  • 00:22:57.030 --> 00:22:59.070
  • verse in Colossians, Colossians
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  • 1, verse 12.
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  • "Giving thanks to the Father who
  • 00:23:02.290 --> 00:23:05.180
  • has qualified us to be partakers
  • 00:23:05.180 --> 00:23:07.260
  • of the inheritance of the saints
  • 00:23:07.260 --> 00:23:09.260
  • in the light.
  • 00:23:09.260 --> 00:23:11.040
  • He has delivered us from the
  • 00:23:11.040 --> 00:23:13.020
  • power of darkness and conveyed
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  • us into the kingdom of the Son
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  • of his love."
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  • This is such a great verse.
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  • This is what happened.
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  • Listen, when Jesus became the
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  • Lord of your life--what are we
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  • talking about?
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  • How to become a Christian, and
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  • then why do I need Jesus, and
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  • then what happens?
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  • This verse tells us.
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  • Here is what happened.
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  • You got a transfer.
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  • You got a transfer slip.
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  • You and I, we were living in the
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  • kingdom of darkness, all of us
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  • were, but when Jesus becomes the
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  • Lord of your life, you literally
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  • get a transfer slip, and you are
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  • translated or transferred out of
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  • the kingdom of darkness into the
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  • kingdom of his dear Son.
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  • When does that happen?
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  • It happens the minute that Jesus
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  • Christ becomes the Lord of your
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  • life.
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  • At that minute you enter the
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  • qualitative eternal life we've
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  • been talking about, the abundant
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  • life.
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  • You've been transferred into the
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  • kingdom of his dear Son, out of
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  • the kingdom of darkness, into
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  • the kingdom of his dear Son
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  • during your lifetime on Earth,
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  • and then one day you'll go into
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  • eternity to experience eternal
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  • life forever.
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  • Man, did we get a good deal or
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  • what?
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  • Jesus did all the heavy lifting.
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  • He paid the price so that we
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  • could get all of the benefit.
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  • Hope you're happy.
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  • Hope it makes you happy.
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  • It makes me happy.
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  • So, we're done today.
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  • Thanks for joining me for
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  • "Getting a Grip on the Basics,"
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  • and we're just all going through
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  • some Bible basics and getting
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  • stirred up, so I'll be looking
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  • forward to seeing you in our
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  • next episode
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  • basis of the Bible and, man, we
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  • know the fruit that that
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  • produces.
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