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October 5, 2020
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Don Wilton presents a strong expository preaching from God's Word.

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  • Britt Dillard: God has anencouraging word for you and me
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  • today through the Bible-basedpreaching of Dr. Don Wilton and
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  • his message on worldlinessand the church.
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  • Let's open God's Word.
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  • Don Wilton: This is Jesustalking about the church.
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  • It's the ultimatesign of his coming.
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  • There are a lot of signs thatJesus is coming back, lots of
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  • them, it's a great subject.
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  • I mean it involvesa lot of things.
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  • Events in the Middle East,computers, sharing the gospel
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  • all across the world, so theInternet comes into it, cashless
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  • society, wars, famines,how about pestilence?
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  • How about viruses?
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  • It's part of end times.
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  • But the ultimate end timeis what Jesus says about us.
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  • So when we get to chapter 2 andthe passage we're about to read
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  • which is in verse 12, Jesusis talking about the church at
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  • Pergamum and the subject thathe's talking about here is the
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  • issue of worldlinessin the church.
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  • What is worldliness?
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  • Jesus is talking to the church,talking to us, about what he
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  • thinks about when the churchstarts looking like the world,
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  • when there's no differencebetween believers and the world
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  • in which they live, the sinfulworld in which they live.
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  • And the issue is: does Jesusexpect us to be different from
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  • the world?
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  • Yes, he does.
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  • All right, I'm gonna read thisto you and explain it to you.
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  • So let's just readwhat Jesus said here.
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  • And he's talking about thechurch in a place called
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  • Pergamum and I'll say a fewwords about Pergamum in just a
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  • minute to help usunderstand that.
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  • Verse 12: "To the angel of thechurch in Pergamum write these
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  • things: 'These are the wordsof him who has the sharp
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  • two-edged sword.
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  • "I know where you dwell,where Satan's throne is.
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  • Yet you hold fast to my name,and you did not deny my faith
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  • even in the days of Antipas myfaithful witness, who was killed
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  • among you, where Satan dwells.
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  • But I have a fewthings against you:
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  • you have somethere who hold to
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  • the teaching of Balaam,who taught Balak to put a
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  • stumbling block before the sonsof Israel, so that they might
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  • eat food sacrificed to idolsand practice sexual immorality.
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  • So also you have some whohold to the teaching of the
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  • Nicolaitans, therefore repent.
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  • If you do not, I will come toyou soon and I will war against
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  • them with the sword of my mouth.
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  • He who has an ear to hear, lethim hear what the Spirit says to
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  • the churches.
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  • To the one who conquers I willgive that person the
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  • hidden manna.
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  • I will give to that person awhite stone, with a new name
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  • written on it that nobody knowsexcept the one who
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  • receives it."'"
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  • This subject here Jesus wantsus to know about, deals with
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  • worldliness and the church.
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  • So what does he say here?
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  • Well, Jesus says a number ofthings and I just want to lay
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  • these out for us here todaybecause they help us to
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  • understand whathe's talking about.
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  • Number one, Jesus tellsus that he has a sword.
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  • That's what he tells us righthere in verse 12 and then again
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  • in the second part of verse 16.
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  • I'm gonna come toyou with my sword.
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  • Said, "I'm a sharpdouble-edged sword."
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  • What does the Biblesay about that?
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  • Bible says in Hebrews chapter 4and verse 12, he says: "The word
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  • of God is living and active,and sharper than any two-edged
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  • sword, and it pierces as far asthe division of soul and spirit,
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  • both joints and marrow, and it'sable--I," Jesus said, "because
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  • I'm a sharp two-edged sword,"listen to this, "I'm able to
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  • judge the thoughts andintentions of the heart."
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  • So how are you doing,Sunday School teacher?
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  • Life Group leader?
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  • Disciple leader?
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  • How are you doing,Mom, Dad, believer?
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  • Jesus said, "I seebehind, I see your motive.
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  • I'm listening toyour conversation.
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  • You're sowing division.
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  • You're bringing the worldstandard, you're behaving like
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  • the United States Congress inthe church and I don't
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  • accept it.
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  • You're getting up before amicrophone and you're using foul
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  • language and you're gettingangry and you're telling God
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  • you're not gonna cooperate withhim anymore but you're doing it
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  • under the guise of the church."
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  • Jesus said, "I've got a sword."
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  • Number two, thisis a powerful one.
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  • I had to look at this ten times.
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  • Jesus says, secondly,"I know where you live."
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  • I know where you live.
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  • Can you hear that?
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  • It's what he says right here.
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  • He says, "I knowwhere you dwell."
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  • I think he understands my heartand your heart because the human
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  • heart, my heart, your heart, ourheart, we love to kind of sneak
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  • off and think wecan hide from God.
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  • We love--now, this isa tough thing to say.
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  • We love the fact that we can allcome as the church together and
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  • we can be the part butthen it's our private life.
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  • Jesus said, "No,it ain't either.
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  • I know where you live."
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  • What does that mean?
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  • It means three things.
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  • Means he sees personally.
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  • Ain't that great?
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  • He sees personally.
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  • Number two, he knows intimately.
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  • And number three, heunderstands compassionately.
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  • I love that.
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  • I know where you dwell.
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  • You know, it was wonderfulfor Karyn and I at a sad
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  • time yesterday.
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  • My oldest son flew in.
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  • Obviously, he's so busy with thework up there in Pittsburgh, he
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  • got a 5:30 a.m. flight out ofPittsburgh, landed at 9:20.
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  • His sister who hadn't seen himsince December last year went to
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  • pick him up at the airport andhe arrived at the funeral just
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  • in time.
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  • Had lunch together, then he hadto get on a plane and fly to
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  • Nashville because he ispreaching in Nashville
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  • this morning.
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  • Greg drove up and Abby fromAtlanta and we had our children
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  • with us and wewere all together.
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  • And you know, when you thinkabout children and you think
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  • about grandchildren from adad/mom perspective, from a
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  • grandparentperspective,
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  • you know your kids.
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  • My children, I always have aproblem using that phrase 'cause
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  • my three are not children.
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  • They are full-grown adults,but I'm telling you I see them
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  • personally, I know themintimately, and I understand
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  • them compassionately.
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  • I know where they live.
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  • It's amazing, my kids are grownand we sit and--yesterday we
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  • just had three hours together.
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  • That's all we had together.
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  • And I'm telling you, my twosons, my daughter, can tell
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  • me stuff.
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  • I know where they live.
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  • I can see right through it.
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  • You don't thinkJesus doesn't
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  • know where you live?
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  • Third thing he sayswhich I love too.
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  • He salutes their faithfulness.
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  • He salutes their faithfulness.
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  • Look at verse 13.
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  • Listen what he says here.
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  • I love this.
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  • He says, "Yet youhold fast my name."
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  • That word "fast" there meansit's kind of like, carries
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  • the--like a little puppy dog,you've latched on to Jesus and
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  • you're not willing to let go.
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  • It's a incredible positive word.
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  • He says in the midst of all ofthis, he says, "I salute
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  • your faithfulness.
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  • Even in the midst of the timewhen my servant Antipas was
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  • executed in public because hewas a follower of Jesus," that's
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  • what happened, bythe way, in Pergamum.
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  • Antipas was a follower of Jesus.
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  • He was one example.
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  • He was one of the leaders andthey publicly executed him.
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  • Do you know howthey executed him?
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  • I'm not gonna go into details,except to tell you it
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  • wasn't nice.
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  • They put a big,big, big pot and
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  • filled it withboiling oil and
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  • they dropped him in therein front of everybody.
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  • They boiled him alive infront of the entire community.
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  • Because he loved Jesus,because he loved Jesus.
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  • And in the midst of all ofthis, Jesus looked down upon the
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  • church and he said, "And yet inthe midst of all of that, you've
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  • remained faithful."
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  • You're gonna say there'sno comparison to this.
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  • This virus,coronavirus,
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  • has been your test.
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  • It's not aboiling pot of oil
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  • but God knows where you live.
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  • I'm telling you, God has allowedit to be made possible for the
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  • church to kick back.
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  • He's watching how you give, howyou serve, how you love him, how
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  • faithful you are, because allof a sudden, the majority of the
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  • world is being pulledout of into isolation in
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  • a general term.
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  • You all understandwhat I'm saying.
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  • And Jesus says, "I have a sword.
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  • I know where you live.
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  • And I salute your faithfulness."
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  • And then he pinpoints their sin.
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  • He pinpoints their sin.
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  • I love that about Jesus.
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  • And he pinpointstwo specific sins.
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  • The first thing he talks to themabout is the teaching of Balaam.
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  • By the way, you can read allabout it in Numbers chapter 22
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  • through chapter 25.
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  • It's all there, theteaching of Balaam.
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  • And Balaam was the person whoespoused false teaching from his
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  • position of leadership and, infact, he recruited somebody by
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  • the name of Balak, and Balak wasthe king of Moab, had tremendous
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  • influence over thechildren of Israel.
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  • So Balaam recruited Balak whohad the power to teach the
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  • children of Israel toincorporate paganism into
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  • their worship.
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  • Kind of mix it up a little bit.
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  • When he said, "Listen, I knowGod says this, but it's
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  • okay today.
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  • It doesn't matter.
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  • You've got to keep up.
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  • You need to keep in line.
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  • If you don't keep in line,you're gonna lose these young
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  • people here.
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  • They're not gonna hang aroundbecause they only want to
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  • go--they are not--you betterkeep up with the modern day.
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  • You better give them as muchworld as you possibly can.
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  • You better--you betterincorporate some of those pagan
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  • practices out there, at thelocal university campus, in the
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  • church, because when they wereat university they were in all
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  • of that pagan practice and ifyou don't do it in the church
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  • you'll--they lost, they gone.
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  • Church, you better--youbetter get in line with them."
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  • Very fine line here.
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  • I remember 20 years ago, longbefore the new wave of new
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  • churches began to hit ourarea, led by New Spring, great
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  • churches, great churches,wonderful churches.
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  • So many of my friends go there.
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  • Churches that lifthigh the name of Jesus.
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  • But before that wave hitus, God spoke to my heart.
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  • I got our leaders together.
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  • This is back 20years ago, folks.
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  • I sat down our people, we beganto pray, and I said, "The Lord's
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  • put in my heart we need tointroduce more contemporized
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  • worship in our church."
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  • Let me tell you something, 30years ago they would have run
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  • me off.
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  • I said, "What's more, God'sgiven us this incredible
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  • facility called a hangar.
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  • Let's start a worshipservice there.
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  • Let's have a band."
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  • This was before thismovement hit this city.
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  • Wasn't afterwards.
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  • It wasn't a reaction to.
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  • We weren't knee-jerking.
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  • God was speaking: "We wannareach all people."
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  • And look what God has done.
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  • Very fine line here, folks.
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  • Church, are you listening?
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  • Are you listening, America?
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  • This is jolly hard work.
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  • We're in the courtof public opinion.
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  • But this is not theUnited States Congress.
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  • This is the house of God.
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  • What do you want, Jesus?
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  • How can we worship you?
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  • And Jesus looked at this churchand he said--he said, "You
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  • have--you have brought in andaccommodated the teaching
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  • of Balaam.
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  • You're importing worldlinessinto the church."
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  • You know what Jesus saysabout that in James chapter 4.
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  • He says, "Whoever makes himselfa friend of the world makes
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  • himself an enemy of God."
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  • My challenge, likeall of you--goodness me.
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  • In the fun and thefellowship, we love it.
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  • I love it, you love it.
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  • The zest of life.
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  • But there's a line, myfriend, there's a line.
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  • Don't mess with God.
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  • What does he say in number five?
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  • He demands that they repent.
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  • You know, I wish I could gothrough a list of things but
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  • that's what he says inverse 16: "Just repent.
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  • Therefore repent.
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  • Confess your sinto the Lord Jesus.
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  • Repent of your sin."
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  • And when you repent,you know what he does?
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  • He guarantees their reward.
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  • And it's very interesting whenhe guarantees their reward in
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  • that final sentence in verse 17.
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  • He extends an invitation andthen he guarantees a promise.
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  • He says, "You just keep beingfaithful to me, serve me, love
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  • me, come to me."
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  • And then heguarantees a promise.
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  • By the way, did you notice hegives them a double promise?
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  • He says, first of all, he says,"I'll give you hidden manna."
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  • And what Jesus was saying tothem, "Listen, you're turning
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  • down the food of the pagans."
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  • Why the food of the pagans?
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  • "You're going to refuse toeat food offered to idols.
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  • You're gonna refuse to eat ofthe food associated the lust of
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  • the flesh, the immorality, thesatisfaction of the flesh, the
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  • fulfillment of your desires.
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  • You're gonna refusethat, but guess what?
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  • I'm gonna give toyou hidden manna.
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  • I'm gonna pour out the best foodyou've ever laid your tongue on.
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  • I'm gonna give you a feast suchof which you've never had,"
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  • ha, ha.
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  • "That's how muchI'm gonna bless you.
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  • I'm gonna giveyou hidden manna."
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  • And secondly, he says, "I'mgonna give you a white stone
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  • with a new name written on it."
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  • Well, you know what theRomans did, don't you?
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  • They had these arenas and theyhad all this combat and these
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  • chariots and these gladiators.
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  • You know what they gave to thevictor, the one who won it all?
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  • A white stone.
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  • By the way, the one who won inthe arena during the Romans,
  • 00:23:08.036 --> 00:23:10.872
  • they were all slaves.
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  • When they were given awhite stone, you know what
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  • accompanied it?
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  • A new name, they were given anew name and they were set free.
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  • They were acquitted,they were set free.
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  • They were given a white stone.
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  • The court system in the Romantimes, the jury would meet and
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  • the person being charged witha crime would be tried by
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  • the jury.
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  • And the judge, when he came out,he said, "Ladies and gentlemen
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  • of the jury, have youreached a verdict?"
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  • And the jury foreman wouldliterally step forward and if he
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  • or she handed the accused awhite stone, it meant they were
  • 00:23:57.118 --> 00:24:04.192
  • found innocent and they wereacquitted of the crime they'd
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  • been accused of.
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  • They were set free.
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  • Jesus said, "Let me tellyou what I'm gonna do.
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  • Just follow me.
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  • Live for me, honor me, I'm gonnagive you manna from heaven.
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  • I'm gonna fill youup to overflowing.
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  • I'm gonna give you moresatisfaction than you can
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  • possibly imagine.
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  • And then, added to that, I'mgonna give you a white stone
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  • with a new name writtendown in glory and it's mine.
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  • Oh yes, it's mine.
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  • I'm gonna write your name downbecause, despite the fact that
  • 00:24:54.609 --> 00:25:00.015
  • you're a sinner,you've been set free.
  • 00:25:00.048 --> 00:25:04.252
  • I declare you acquitted."
  • 00:25:04.286 --> 00:25:07.923
  • "There is now therefore nocondemnation for those who are
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  • in Christ."
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  • Britt: Such great encouragementto know that there is
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  • no condemnation.
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  • You know, the enemy usescondemnation but not the Lord.
  • 00:25:16.831 --> 00:25:19.534
  • Maybe the Lord is convictingyou, reminding you that he loves
  • 00:25:19.568 --> 00:25:21.970
  • you and he's ready togive you a new start.
  • 00:25:22.003 --> 00:25:24.873
  • And if you'd like to make achange, start over again with
  • 00:25:24.906 --> 00:25:27.976
  • God, it's all about saying "Yes"to him, you could do that in a
  • 00:25:28.009 --> 00:25:30.478
  • simple prayer right after me:"Lord God, as best I know how,
  • 00:25:30.512 --> 00:25:35.684
  • I'm accepting youas Savior and Lord.
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  • I believe you are the Son of Godand I believe you died for
  • 00:25:37.986 --> 00:25:40.488
  • my sins.
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  • Change me from the inside out,in Jesus' name I pray, amen."
  • 00:25:42.424 --> 00:25:46.227
  • If you prayed that prayer, maybeGod's doing something that you
  • 00:25:46.261 --> 00:25:49.097
  • don't even realizewhat's going on.
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  • Let us talk with you about thenext steps of living for Jesus
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  • every single day.
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  • The phone number on yourscreen, jot it down.
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  • to you.
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  • Maybe connect you with resourcesthat'll help you grow in
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  • your faith.
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  • Just know we are hereto encourage you.
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  • That's who we are, hereat "The Encouraging Word."
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  • Until next time, takecare and God bless.
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  • Don: Now, just before we gotoday, I want you to know that
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  • all the things that you've heardtoday, all the preaching, the
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  • teaching, the things that we'resuggesting that you take and
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  • make your own, the means bywhich you would grow in your
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  • Christian faith, are all partof what we believe in because we
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  • believe in "The EncouragingWord," this Word about God and
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  • the Lord Jesus Christ.
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  • That's why we've got thatnumber on the television screen.
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  • Britt: What a powerful broadcastof encouragement, but we
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