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The Incomplete Church

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October 19, 2020
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Don Wilton presents a strong expository preaching from God's Word.

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  • Don Wilton: I'm going tospeak to you this morning
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  • on the incomplete church.
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  • And I'd like to say a few wordsto you about that statement:
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  • the incomplete church.
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  • So, before I read this passage,I want you to look at one verse
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  • in this passage, and it'sin Revelation chapter 3,
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  • and it's found in verse 2.
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  • This is what I wantus to hear today.
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  • Jesus said to thechurch, to believers, "Wake up!
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  • Strengthen whatremains and is about to die.
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  • For I have not found yourdeeds complete
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  • in the sight of my God."
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  • And I'd like toread this to you,
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  • this is Jesusspeaking to the church.
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  • This is Jesus speaking to meand to every believer that calls
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  • upon the name of the Lord Jesus.
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  • "To the angel of thechurch in Sardis write,
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  • 'These are the words of him whoholds the seven spirits of God
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  • and the seven stars.
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  • I know your deeds.
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  • You have areputation of being alive,
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  • but you are dead.
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  • Wake up!
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  • Strengthen whatremains and is about to die,
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  • for I have not found your deedscomplete in the sight of my God.
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  • Remember, therefore, whatyou have received and heard.
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  • Obey it, and repent.
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  • But if you do not wake up,I will come like a thief,
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  • and you will not know atwhat time I will come to you.
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  • Yet you have a few people inSardis who have not soiled
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  • their clothes.
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  • They will walk withme, dressed in white,
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  • for they are worthy.
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  • He who overcomeswill, like them,
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  • be dressed in white.
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  • And I will never blot out hisname from the book of life,
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  • but rather will acknowledge hisname before my Father
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  • and his angels.
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  • The one who has an ear to hear,let him hear what the Spirit
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  • says to the churches."
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  • What does it mean to beincomplete in God's eyes?
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  • Well, the word "complete,"to be complete means whole.
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  • The word there means genuine.
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  • I hear that sometimes usedin different expressions.
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  • I heard yesterday, watchinga bit of college football,
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  • I think one of thecommentators said,
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  • "That is the most completequarterback I've ever seen."
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  • Well, he was probably speakingfrom the perspective of
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  • a football expert, and justeverything that the quarterback
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  • did in sum, in totalsum, represented perfect.
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  • That's how you'resupposed to be if you're
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  • a football quarterback.
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  • He was a complete quarterback.
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  • People use thatterminology many times.
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  • When Jesus uses it, he'susing it in the sense that he's
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  • looking at us and he'ssaying, "You are complete in me.
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  • I am satisfied with you.
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  • You're living, you're serving,you are loving the way I intend
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  • for you to.
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  • You are fulfilling everythingthat I'm asking you to do.
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  • You are complete."
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  • Well, to this church, he says,"I want you to know that
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  • I'm watching you, butyou are incomplete."
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  • In many ways, what Jesus wasdoing is he was speaking about
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  • something that'sdifficult to talk about.
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  • He was talking about motives.
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  • Perhaps a good illustrationwould be if I was driving down
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  • the road and I sawsomeone in need,
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  • so I stopped my motorcar,and I went and I helped
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  • that person in need.
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  • Am I going to help that personin need because the love of God
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  • is compelling me to do it?
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  • I'm doing it becauseI'm a Christian man,
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  • and my life has been changed,and I'm being compelled by the
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  • Spirit of God, and I have alove for that person in need.
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  • And I genuinely just honestly,genuinely before God want
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  • to go and help that person.
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  • Or am I going to help thatperson because what you don't
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  • know is that when Istopped my motorcar,
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  • I looked out there, and therewas a family over there that
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  • I know and they're frommy church, and they are
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  • watching me.
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  • And so, yes, I'm goingto help that person,
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  • but in reality, I'm doing itas much because that family
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  • is watching me, and I wantto be in their good books.
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  • I want them to say,"Wow, look at what he did."
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  • Are you and I worshippingtoday in God's eyes
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  • complete or incomplete?
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  • It's a very deepspiritual question, isn't it?
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  • I honestly believe in my ownlife that there must be
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  • a thousand times that I'mloving, serving, worshipping.
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  • I'm preaching, that'swhat I'm doing right now.
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  • Am I preaching, in Jesus'seyes, complete or incomplete?
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  • If I'm preachingcomplete today, it means,
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  • it must mean that I'm standinghere because God called me
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  • to share the gospel and topreach the Word of God.
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  • Because I'm absolutely convincedtoday that God called me
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  • to First BaptistChurch of Spartanburg,
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  • South Carolina.
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  • I didn't decide to come here.
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  • And you didn't decide that Ishould come here, God did.
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  • And do I--am I standing heretoday with the Word of God in
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  • front of me with a prayer in myheart and out the deep inners
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  • of my heart, believingthis is the Word of God,
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  • and asking God to help me toknow what to say when obviously
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  • I'm grappling with what tosay about what I don't know
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  • what to say?
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  • Am I genuinely standing here?
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  • Now, if I'mpreaching incomplete,
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  • maybe what that infers is thatI'm going to say some things
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  • here because there is actuallysomebody in the park here that's
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  • visiting, and I reallywant to impress them today.
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  • Or maybe, maybe I'm goingto--I'm going to preach because
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  • there's an ulterior motive,there's something else here.
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  • But it's not--I'm complete,that's what Jesus would say.
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  • He would say, "Look,I know your deeds.
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  • Don Wilton, I know,I can see you.
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  • I know that you are preaching,but you are incomplete.
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  • You look alive, butactually you are dead."
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  • The incomplete church, itruns so deep, doesn't it?
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  • I think only Jesus can bethe judge of completeness
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  • and incompleteness.
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  • So, let's just try andunderstand this very quickly.
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  • First of all, let's understandit by looking at how Jesus
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  • spoke to them.
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  • Jesus spoke to them from twodistinct capacities to the
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  • church at Sardis.
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  • He spoke to them first ofall through the fullness
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  • of his person.
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  • This is Jesus, he spoke tothem through the fullness
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  • of his person.
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  • Look what he says, "These arethe words of him who holds
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  • the seven spirits of God."
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  • Seven spirits of God, well,you got to go back into Isaiah
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  • chapter 11, verse 2, amongstother passages, to understand.
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  • Even though, of course, in thebook of Revelation we read that
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  • phrase that God, that Jesusincorporates within the context
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  • of his fullness thevery seven spirits of God.
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  • What are theseven spirits of God?
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  • The Spirit of the Lord,the spirit of wisdom,
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  • the spirit of understanding,the spirit of counsel,
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  • the spirit of power,the spirit of knowledge,
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  • and the spirit ofthe fear of the Lord.
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  • In other words, what Jesus wassaying is this is my distinct
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  • expression of who I am upon you.
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  • It is God'smeaningful operation.
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  • As he looks at us, Jesuslooks at the church and he says,
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  • "I'm about totell you something.
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  • And I'm saying this inthe context of the
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  • fullness of who I am."
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  • By the way, the seven,you'll see seven many times
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  • in Scripture and I don'thave time to get into it,
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  • maybe one of these days.
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  • Seven is a perfectnumber, isn't it?
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  • The number seven in theBible represents fullness,
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  • completeness.
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  • So, there are many expressions.
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  • Seven horns, when you read sevenhorns in the Old Testament,
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  • New Testament, that'sthe fullness of power.
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  • The seven eyes meansfullness of insight,
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  • fullness of insight.
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  • The seven lampstands, well,Bible tells us what that is.
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  • You can go tochapter 1, verse 20,
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  • we've got all theexplanation right there.
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  • Seven lampstands are theseven churches that
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  • represent all of us.
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  • What are the seven spirits?
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  • Well, we're talkingabout the seven spirits.
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  • That's the seven empowermentsor conferrences of God
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  • upon his people.
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  • So, when Jesus comesinto our hearts and lives,
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  • he does so conferring uponus the seven spirits of God.
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  • What about the seven stars?
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  • Well, let's look at that.
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  • Because Jesus not only spoke tothem from the perspective of the
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  • fullness of his person, but healso spoke to them through
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  • the channel of his messengers.
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  • Look what he saysthere, he says,
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  • "The words of him who holdsthe seven spirits of God
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  • and the seven stars."
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  • So, who are the seven stars?
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  • Those are the seven messengers.
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  • Who are the messengers?
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  • The word "angels,"angelos, the leaders.
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  • God always uses people.
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  • That's how hespeaks to the church.
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  • He's always doneit through people.
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  • So, what does Goddo with messengers?
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  • Four things.
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  • He appoints them, heappoints leaders for
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  • the church, messengers.
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  • He anoints them.
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  • God doesn't justappoint leaders,
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  • he anoints leaders.
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  • God assigns them, sendsthem to specific places.
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  • And then God sends them.
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  • So, if you go intothe New Testament,
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  • who are some of those leaders?
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  • So, if you takePaul, Matthew, Mark, Luke.
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  • By the way, who wrote the Bible?
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  • Whose names are oneach one of the books?
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  • Messengers.Did they write it?
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  • No, the Bible says allScripture is inspired by God.
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  • God just usedpeople to write it down.
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  • He channels through hismessengers to bring all that
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  • he wants to bear uponus through his Word,
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  • through his leaders,his preachers,
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  • his messengers,his missionaries,
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  • his teachers.
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  • So, what is he sayingto the church at Sardis?
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  • He's saying, "I'mspeaking to you, church.
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  • You need to listen up, butI'm speaking to you through
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  • the fullness of my personhood,the conferrence of these
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  • seven dynamics of my grace.
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  • And I'm speaking to you throughthe appointed messenger
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  • that I have assigned tobring this Word to you,
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  • to the angel of thechurch at Sardis."
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  • And so, what did Jesushave to say to them?
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  • It's right there in the Bible.
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  • Jesus essentiallytold them three things,
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  • the believers.
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  • Said, "Look, I'm talking to youout the fullness of my person,
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  • and I'm talking to you throughthe authority that I've given
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  • to my messengers.
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  • And there are three thingsthat I want you to know, church.
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  • Number one, you were alive.
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  • I see that.
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  • You had a richrelationship with me,
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  • you were alive."
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  • And in fact, what I love aboutthis passage when he gets down
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  • to verse 4, he says,"And some of you still are.
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  • I see you.
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  • I'm looking at you.
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  • There's some of youthat are just so faithful,
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  • you haven't changed.
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  • You're serving me,you're complete.
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  • But I want you to know outof the fullness of my person,
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  • I want you to know thatI'm looking on your heart.
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  • And some of you were alive."
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  • Second thing hesays you became fake.
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  • You became fake.
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  • You had all the trappings,you had everything out there,
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  • it looked good,sounded good, smelled good.
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  • But your heart's not right.
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  • You're a fake.
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  • I see you, you'recoming to church,
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  • but your heart's not right.
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  • I see you, you're serving,but your heart's not right.
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  • I see you preaching, son.
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  • I see you gettingfired up there,
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  • but your heart's not right.
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  • You've got an ulterior motive.
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  • You're succumbing, you'retrying to impress somebody.
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  • You're trying to makesure they like you.
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  • You want to remain popular,your heart's not right.
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  • You're incomplete.
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  • Jesus looked uponthese people, said,
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  • "You were alive andyou became fake."
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  • And thirdly, now you are dead.
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  • Now, you are dead.
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  • And that word that he usedthere is the word "incomplete"
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  • in the text.
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  • You're not where you need to be.
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  • You're at a levelof unacceptability, Sardis.
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  • You're living there onthe top of your mountain,
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  • Sardis believers.
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  • You think you'reimpregnable, but you're not.
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  • And so, what doesJesus invite them to do?
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  • What's his solution to this?
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  • Well, it's really quitesimple, it's threefold,
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  • he tells them there in verse 3.
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  • Number one, he tells the churchbelievers at Sardis remember,
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  • remember what you have received.
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  • Isn't that a greatword of instruction?
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  • Isn't that something?
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  • It's incredible.
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  • Remember where you once were.
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  • What a wonderful blessing.
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  • Do you know what Jesus wassaying to the church at Sardis?
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  • You want a good place to start?
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  • You want to become complete?
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  • Just remember the blessings.
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  • Just remember, my friend.
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  • Remember those days?
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  • Remember when youwere a little girl,
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  • remember when youwere a little boy?
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  • Remember when youfirst married her?
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  • Remember the glint inyour eye, the excitement?
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  • Tell you what, you'd takea giant leap to getting
  • 00:19:53.197 --> 00:19:56.300
  • your marriage back together.
  • 00:19:56.334 --> 00:20:00.171
  • Remember.Number two, obey.
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  • When it comes tothe things of God, just obey.
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  • Just do what he tells you to do.
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  • Okay?
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  • You remember, you maybe today,your marriage is--even though
  • 00:20:17.455 --> 00:20:21.859
  • it's been set on a high hill,today your marriage is kind
  • 00:20:21.892 --> 00:20:26.931
  • of very shaky, whereit's incomplete.
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  • It's not complete.Okay, remember.
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  • Remember when you dated?
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  • Remember your wedding day?
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  • Remember those days?
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  • What were the rulesthat governed that?
  • 00:20:45.383 --> 00:20:47.952
  • You know, some of themwere just so simple,
  • 00:20:47.985 --> 00:20:51.055
  • like turning to her and saying,"I love you, sweetheart."
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  • They're so simple, it's likegiving up your seat, so simple.
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  • She comes first, he comes first.
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  • Jesus said, "Church, individual,child of God.
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  • Remember, and whenyou remember, obey."
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  • And what God told you to do,and you did it, now you don't.
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  • You keep on that track,you're dead.
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  • You can turn this around, obey.
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  • And the third one, repent.
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  • There's no shortcut.
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  • Just tell God,say to him, "Lord,
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  • I repent of my sin.
  • 00:21:50.781 --> 00:21:53.417
  • I've turned from you,I'm drifting.
  • 00:21:53.451 --> 00:21:56.354
  • My heart's not there.
  • 00:21:56.387 --> 00:21:59.924
  • Everything I do orsome things I do,
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  • doing with an ulterior motive."
  • 00:22:03.060 --> 00:22:05.863
  • So, what does Jesus say then?
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  • Says, "You do that,I'll do two things.
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  • Number one, you'll beincluded in those who are
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  • dressed in white."
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  • Dressed in white, well,that's Revelation 19:14.
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  • Bible tells us thereclear as anything,
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  • Revelation 19:14: "He is dressedin a robe dipped in blood,
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  • and his name is the Word of God.
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  • The armies of heavenwere following him,
  • 00:22:31.522 --> 00:22:33.624
  • riding on white horses,and dressed in fine linen
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  • white and clean."
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  • That's what Jesuswas talking about.
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  • And the second thing he says is,"I will never blot your name,
  • 00:22:46.904 --> 00:22:51.442
  • take your name out ofthe Lamb's Book of Life."
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  • Revelation 20:1,Revelation 20:1,
  • 00:22:54.678 --> 00:22:58.916
  • second to lastbook in the Bible.
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  • Revelation 21 and verse 27,let me read it to you.
  • 00:23:01.619 --> 00:23:05.356
  • It's talking about heaven, okay?
  • 00:23:05.389 --> 00:23:08.225
  • Go back to verse 26, "The gloryand honor of the nations will be
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  • brought into heaven.
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  • Nothing impurewill ever enter it."
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  • Watch this, "Nor will anyonewho does what is shameful
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  • or deceitful, but only thosewhose names are written
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  • in the Lamb's Book of Life.
  • 00:23:37.021 --> 00:23:40.724
  • And you know what Jesus said?
  • 00:23:40.758 --> 00:23:42.693
  • He said, "Look, I'm lookingat you out of the fullness
  • 00:23:42.726 --> 00:23:44.862
  • of my person.
  • 00:23:44.895 --> 00:23:46.297
  • I see you."
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  • Here's what I want you to do.
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  • I want you tounderstand something.
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  • You once were alive,I know that.
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  • But I'm not impressed.
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  • You're incomplete.
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  • If you carry on that way,you're dead.
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  • You're not the real deal.
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  • And I'm going to comelike a thief in the night.
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  • I'm coming again.
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  • Nobody knows when it is,and when I do,
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  • you're going toget left behind."
  • 00:24:28.672 --> 00:24:30.207
  • That's what Jesus was saying.
  • 00:24:30.241 --> 00:24:32.943
  • But I've got goodnews for you today,
  • 00:24:32.977 --> 00:24:35.212
  • great news.
  • 00:24:35.246 --> 00:24:37.214
  • If you're willingto remember, go back,
  • 00:24:37.248 --> 00:24:40.885
  • remember what Godhas done for you,
  • 00:24:40.918 --> 00:24:43.854
  • what you've heard, what you'vereceived from the Lord Jesus,
  • 00:24:43.888 --> 00:24:48.392
  • second just obey, third repent;you're going to be included.
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  • I'm going to tell you there'sno way your name will be
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  • blotted out.
  • 00:25:02.740 --> 00:25:08.445
  • 'Cause your name's writtenin the Lamb's Book of Life.
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  • Would you bow yourheads with me today?
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  • male: As the Lord ismoving in your heart,
  • 00:25:13.717 --> 00:25:15.619
  • maybe as Dr. Don's about to leadthe prayer right there in
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  • Barnet Park, you'd liketo pray as well.
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  • You realize that what you'vebeen doing is not working.
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  • It's time for a newbeginning, a fresh start.
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  • Boy, I would love tolead you in that prayer.
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  • You can simply repeatafter me, "Lord God,
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  • I realize I'm a sinner,we're all sinners.
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  • I have messed up.
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  • But Jesus, today I alsorealize that you went
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  • to the cross for me.
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  • I believe you arethe Son of God.
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  • I believe you died for my sins.
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  • As best I know how,I ask you to save me
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  • in Jesus's name, amen."
  • 00:25:46.016 --> 00:25:48.519
  • It really is thatstraightforward.
  • 00:25:48.552 --> 00:25:50.721
  • Dr. Don reminds us that it'snot the words that save you,
  • 00:25:50.754 --> 00:25:52.923
  • but the attitude of the heart.
  • 00:25:52.957 --> 00:25:54.625
  • And if you're ready togive your life to Jesus,
  • 00:25:54.658 --> 00:25:56.160
  • let us walk with youin the next steps.
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  • Give us a call,jot that number down,
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  • We also have wonderful resourcesthat'll help you grow in the
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  • Till next time,take care and God bless.
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  • Don: Okay, justbefore you go today,
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  • I just want you to knowhow much I love you.
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  • You mean so much to me.
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  • And I just want you to knowthat with all of the things that
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  • we've talked about and the wayin which God is speaking to your
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  • heart right now, I've placedthat phone number that you're
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