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December 3, 2020
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No one who has ever lived has experienced more of God’s supernatural power; inexplicable peace; or unquenchable joy than Jesus Christ. What was Jesus’ secret? Luke answers that question by allowing us to examine twenty-four hours in the life of the Savior.

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [NARRATOR] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTISTCHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESSAND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • BEFORE JESUSASCENDED INTO HEAVEN,
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  • HE LEFT HIS DISCIPLESWITH AN IMPORTANT CHARGE,
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  • TO GO AND MAKE DISCIPLESOF ALL NATIONS.
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  • THANKS TO THIS INITIATIVE,
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  • CHRISTIANITY HAS SPREAD INTOTHE FAR CORNERS OF THE GLOBE,
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  • THOUGH THERE ARE STILLMANY MORE PEOPLE TO REACH.
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  • AND IF YOU'RE A FOLLOWEROF JESUS CHRIST,
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  • THE GREAT COMMISSION ISYOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS WELL.
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  • TODAY, WE'LL LEARN HOW TOFULFILL THIS IMPORTANT MISSION
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  • BY EXAMINING ONE SINGLEDAY IN THE LIFE OF JESUS.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED"24" ON TODAY'S EDITION
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  • OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ♪ BEHOLD THE LAMB
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  • ♪ BEHOLD THE LAMB
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  • ♪ SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION
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  • ♪ OF THE WORLD
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  • ♪ FOR SINNERS CRUCIFIED
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  • ♪ O HOLY SACRIFICE
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  • ♪ BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD
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  • ♪ BEHOLD THE LAMB
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  • ♪ CROWN HIM, CROWN HIM
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  • ♪ CROWN HIM, CROWN HIM
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  • ♪ WORTHY IS
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  • ♪ THE LAMB
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  • ♪ BEHOLD THE LAMB
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  • ♪ BEHOLD THE LAMB
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  • ♪ SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION
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  • ♪ OF THE WORLD
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  • ♪ FOR SINNERS CRUCIFIED
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  • ♪ O HOLY SACRIFICE
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  • ♪ BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD
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  • ♪ BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD
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  • ♪ BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD
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  • ♪ BEHOLD THE LAMB
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  • ♪ BEHOLD THE LAMB
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  • ♪ BEHOLD THE LAMB
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • [NARRATOR] EVERY DAY,"PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
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  • IS REACHING MORE PEOPLETHAN EVER
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  • BEFORE WITH THE ULTIMATE HOPE
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  • IN TROUBLING TIMES, JESUSCHRIST, AND WE'RE INVITING YOU
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  • TO HELP US PROCLAIM THEGOSPEL ACROSS AMERICA
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  • THROUGH THE HOPE ANDTRUTH MATCHING CHALLENGE.
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  • EVERY DOLLAR YOUGIVE BETWEEN NOW
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  • AND DECEMBER 31ST WILL BEMATCHED AND THEREFORE DOUBLED.
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  • SO TAKE ADVANTAGEOF THIS OPPORTUNITY
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  • TO MULTIPLY YOUR IMPACTFOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
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  • TOGETHER, WE WILL PIERCETHE DARKNESS OF OUR DAY
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  • WITH THE HOPE OF THE WORLD,THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • THE FACT IS, DEMONSARE REAL SPIRIT BEINGS.
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  • PAUL TALKS ABOUT THEMIN EPHESIANS 6:11-12.
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  • HE SAID, "PUT ON THEFULL ARMOR OF GOD
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  • THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO STANDFIRM AGAINST THE SCHEMES,
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  • THE PLAN, LITERALLYTHE BLUEPRINT,
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  • THAT THE DEVIL HASFOR YOUR LIFE."
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  • BUT THE DEVIL IS NOT LIKE GOD,THE DEVIL IS NOT OMNIPRESENT.
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  • HE CAN'T BE MORE THANONE PLACE AT A TIME.
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  • HE'S A CREATED BEING.
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  • SO IF HE CAN ONLY BEIN ONE PLACE AT A TIME,
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  • HOW DOES HE ACCOMPLISHHIS PURPOSE IN YOUR LIFE?
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  • WELL, IT'S FOUND IN VERSE 12.
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  • FOR OUR STRUGGLE IS NOTAGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD,
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  • BUT AGAINST THE RULERS, PLURAL,
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  • AGAINST THE POWERS, PLURAL,
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  • AGAINST THE WORLDFORCES OF THIS DARKNESS,
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  • AGAINST THE SPIRITUALFORCES OF WICKEDNESS
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  • IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES.
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  • HE'S TALKING ABOUT DEMONS HERE.
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  • DEMONS WERE ORIGINALLYANGELS WHO JOINED LUCIFER
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  • IN HIS REBELLION AGAINST GODAND WAS CAST TO THE EARTH,
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  • AND SOME UNDERNEATH THE EARTH.
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  • DEMONS ARE REAL BEINGS,HELPERS OF SATAN,
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  • TO CARRY OUT HISPLAN. THEY ARE REAL.
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  • SECONDLY, DEMONSCAN CONTROL PEOPLE.
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  • THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TOINDWELL AND CONTROL PEOPLE.
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  • I THINK MANY OF THE UNSPEAKABLECRIMES YOU HEAR ABOUT TODAY,
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  • THE ACTS OF TORTURE ANDBRUTALITY AGAINST OTHER PEOPLE,
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  • THE ONLY EXPLANATION FORTHAT IS DEMONIC CONTROL
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  • OF AN INDIVIDUAL.
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  • DEMONS HAVE THE ABILITYTO CONTROL PEOPLE.
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  • NOW, PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK, WELL,
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  • CAN CHRISTIANS BEPOSSESSED BY DEMONS?
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  • WELL, IT DEPENDS ON WHATYOU MEAN BY POSSESSED.
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  • SOMETIMES WE USE THE WORDPOSSESSED TO REFER TO OWNERSHIP.
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  • IF YOU POSSESSSOMETHING, YOU OWN IT.
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  • AND IN THAT SENSE, NO,
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  • CHRISTIANS CANNOTBE OWNED BY DEMONS.
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  • EPHESIANS 1:13 SAYS THATWHEN WE BECOME A CHRISTIAN,
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  • WE ARE SEALED WITH THEHOLY SPIRIT OF GOD.
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  • WE ARE OWNED BY GOD,
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  • GOD DOESN'T SHARE HISPOSSESSIONS WITH ANYONE.
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  • HE'S REAL STINGY WHEN ITCOMES TO HIS POSSESSIONS,
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  • AND WE'RE GRATEFUL HE IS.
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  • SO, BY OWNERSHIP, NO,
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  • BUT CAN DEMONS CONTROLOR INFLUENCE CHRISTIANS?
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  • YOU BET THEY CAN.
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  • ANY AREA OF YOURLIFE, AS A CHRISTIAN,
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  • THAT IS NOT BEING CONTROLLEDBY THE SPIRIT OF GOD,
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  • IS BEING CONTROLLED BY SATAN.
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  • YOU MAY THINK YOU'RE THEONE DIRECTING YOUR LIFE.
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  • NO, THERE ARE NOSPIRITUAL VACUUMS.
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  • EITHER GOD ISCONTROLLING YOUR LIFE
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  • OR SATAN AND HIS DEMONSARE CONTROLLING YOUR LIFE.
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  • AND THAT'S WHYEPHESIANS 5:18 PAUL SAYS,
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  • "BE FILLED, LITERALLYBE CONTROLLED,
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  • BY THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD."
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  • YOU SAY, IS THAT REALLY TRUE?
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  • CAN SATAN REALLY CONTROLTHE LIFE OF A BELIEVER?
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  • JUST LOOK AT THE EXAMPLEOF THE APOSTLE PETER.
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  • REMEMBER PETER LOVED JESUS.
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  • IN FACT, HE LOVEDHIM SO MUCH, HE SAID,
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  • "JESUS, ALL THIS STUFFABOUT GOING TO THE CROSS
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  • AND DYING, YOU DON'T HAVETO DO THAT, FORGET THAT."
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  • JESUS TURNED AROUNDTO HIM AND SAID,
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  • "GET THEE BEHIND ME, SATAN."
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  • SATAN, WELL, THAT'SPRETTY HARSH.
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  • SATAN? IT'S PETER,THE GUY WHO LOVES YOU.
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  • BUT PETER WAS ALLOWINGHIMSELF TO BE INFLUENCED,
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  • NOT BY GOD'S PLAN, BUTBY HIS OWN DESIRES.
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  • YES, IT'S POSSIBLE FORDEMONS TO CONTROL PEOPLE.
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  • NUMBER THREE, DEMONS AREUNDER CHRIST'S AUTHORITY.
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  • ISN'T IT INTERESTING, THISDEMON HERE RECOGNIZED JESUS?
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  • HE SAID, "I KNOW WHO YOU ARE,
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  • YOU'RE THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL."
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  • BY THE WAY, DID YOU KNOWDEMONS ARE VERY CONSERVATIVE
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  • IN THEIR BIBLICAL BELIEFS?
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  • THEY BELIEVE IN THEINHERENCY OF THE BIBLE.
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  • THEY BELIEVE EVERYWORD OF THE BIBLE.
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  • THEY BELIEVE JESUSIS WHO HE SAID HE IS.
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  • THEY BELIEVE HE'S THESAVIOR OF THE WORLD.
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  • THAT OUGHT TO REMIND US THATBELIEVING THE RIGHT THINGS
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  • UP HERE IS NOT WHATMAKES YOU A CHRISTIAN.
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  • YOU CAN BELIEVE ALL THERIGHT THINGS ABOUT JESUS
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  • AND GO STRAIGHT TOHELL WHEN YOU DIE.
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  • IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO BELIEVEHE'S THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD,
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  • YOU HAVE TO COME TOA POINT IN YOUR LIFE
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  • WHEN YOU CLING TO HIMTO BE YOUR SAVIOR.
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  • YOU TRUST IN HIM FOR THEFORGIVENESS OF YOUR SINS.
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  • THESE DEMONS, THISDEMON BELIEVED JESUS
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  • WAS WHO HE SAID HE WAS,AND NOTICE IN VERSE 35.
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  • AND JESUS REBUKED HIMSAYING, "BE QUIET."
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  • LITERALLY, BE MUZZLED, PUT ALID ON IT AND COME OUT OF HIM.
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  • AND WHEN THE DEMON HAD THROWNHIM DOWN IN THEIR MIDST,
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  • HE CAME OUT OF HIMWITHOUT DOING ANY HARM.
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  • NOTICE HOW QUICKLYHE OBEYED JESUS.
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  • JESUS, DIDN'T GO THROUGHANY RITUALS HERE,
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  • HE DIDN'T GO IN ANY THEATRICS.
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  • HE SAID, "COME OUT,"AND THE DEMON CAME OUT.
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  • PEOPLE TODAY WONDER ABOUTTHIS PRACTICE OF EXORCISM.
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  • YOU READ ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME.
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  • EXORCISM, TRYING TO CAST OUTDEMONS FROM OTHER PEOPLE,
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  • AND YOU SEE FILMS ABOUTIT, SOMETIMES, YOU KNOW?
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  • THEY TURN DOWN THE LIGHTSAND LIGHT THE CANDLES
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  • AND START DOING ALLTHESE INCANTATIONS.
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  • AND, YOU KNOW, ALL THESERITUALS AND ALL THIS SCREAMING
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  • AND HOLLERING ANDLEAPING AROUND.
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  • IS THAT BIBLICAL?
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  • IS THAT BIBLICAL?
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  • ARE WE SUPPOSED TOEXERCISE THE SAME KIND
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  • OF SUPERNATURAL POWER THATJESUS DID IN CASTING OUT DEMONS?
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  • DID YOU KNOW, INTHE OLD TESTAMENT,
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  • THERE'S NOT ONE SINGLEINSTANCE OF DEMON POSSESSION,
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  • NOT ONE RECORDED IN THESCRIPTURE, NOT A SINGLE ONE.
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  • WITH JESUS, THERE WAS A LOT OFDEMON ACTIVITY IN THE WORLD.
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  • THERE WAS SOMETHING UNIQUE WHENTHE SON OF GOD WAS ON EARTH
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  • ABOUT A RISE INDEMONIC ACTIVITY.
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  • JESUS CAST OUT DEMONS.
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  • WHEN IT CAME TO THE EARLYCHAPTERS OF THE BOOK OF ACTS,
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  • SOME OF THE APOSTLESHAD THE ABILITY
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  • TO CAST OUT DEMONS AS A SIGN
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  • THAT THEY WERETRULY SENT FROM GOD.
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  • BUT WHEN YOU GET INTO THELATTER CHAPTERS OF ACTS,
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  • AND THROUGH THEREST OF THE BIBLE,
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  • NOT A MENTION ABOUTEXORCISM, NOT A MENTION,
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  • NOT AN INSTANCE OFCASTING OUT DEMONS.
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  • INTERESTINGLY PAUL, PETER,JOHN NEVER COMMANDED CHRISTIANS
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  • TO GET INVOLVED IN EXORCISMOR CASTING OUT DEMONS.
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  • HERE'S WHY, NOW THAT WE HAVETHE HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN US,
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  • THE RESPONSIBILITYFOR LIVING A LIFE
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  • THAT IS FREE FROM DEMON CONTROL
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  • IS OUR INDIVIDUALRESPONSIBILITY.
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  • IT'S NOT WHAT SOMEBODYELSE DOES FOR US,
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  • IT'S WHAT WE DO, INCOOPERATING WITH GOD'S POWER,
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  • TO LIVE A DEMON-FREE EXISTENCE.
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  • HOW DO WE DO THAT?
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  • WELL, WE DO IT BYEPHESIANS CHAPTER SIX,
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  • BY PUTTING ON THAT SUPERNATURALARMOR THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US.
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  • WE'VE TALKED ABOUT IT BEFORE,THOSE SIX PIECES OF ARMOR.
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  • MOST OF IT'S DEFENSIVE,SOME OF IT IS OFFENSIVE.
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  • BUT WHEN WE MAKE ANDUSE THAT SPIRITUAL ARMOR
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  • THAT GOD HAS GIVEN TO US,
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  • WE HAVE THE SAME SUPERNATURALPOWER THAT JESUS HAD,
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  • NOT TO CAST OUT DEMONSFROM OTHER PEOPLE,
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  • BUT TO MAKE THE DEVIL ANDTHE DEMONS RUN AWAY FROM US.
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  • IN FACT, THAT'S WHATJAMES SAID IN JAMES 4:7,
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  • "RESIST THE DEVIL, ANDHE WILL FLEE FROM YOU."
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  • IF YOU USE THAT SPIRITUALARMOR GOD HAS GIVEN YOU,
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  • YOU CAN HAVE THE SAME KINDOF SUPERNATURAL EXISTENCE,
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  • POWER OVER SATAN THATJESUS EXPERIENCED.
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  • THERE WAS A THIRD ELEMENTIN CHRIST'S MINISTRY.
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  • HIS MINISTRY WAS MARKEDBY GENUINE COMPASSION.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 38, AND HE AROSEAND HE LEFT THE SYNAGOGUE
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  • AND HE ENTERED SIMON'S HOUSE.
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  • THIS WAS SIMON PETER.
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  • HE HAD NOT RECEIVED HISNEW NAME, PETER, YET.
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  • HE WAS SIMON.
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  • NOW SIMON'S MOTHER-IN-LAW WASSUFFERING FROM A HIGH FEVER
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  • AND THEY MADE REQUESTOF HIM ON HER BEHALF.
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  • NOW SIMON PETER HADA MOTHER-IN-LAW,
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  • WHAT DOES THAT TELLYOU ABOUT SIMON?
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  • HE ALSO HAD A WHAT?
  • 00:12:18.460 --> 00:12:20.863
  • YOU HAVE TO HAVE A WIFETO HAVE A MOTHER-IN-LAW.
  • 00:12:20.896 --> 00:12:23.399
  • SO SIMON PETER WAS MARRIED,
  • 00:12:23.432 --> 00:12:25.968
  • CONTRARY TO THETEACHING OF SOME.
  • 00:12:26.001 --> 00:12:28.370
  • HE WAS MARRIED, HE HAD AWIFE, HE HAD A MOTHER-IN-LAW.
  • 00:12:28.404 --> 00:12:31.473
  • SHE GOT SICK AND AMAZINGLYHE WANTED HER HEALED,
  • 00:12:31.507 --> 00:12:35.211
  • ISN'T THAT SOMETHING?
  • 00:12:35.244 --> 00:12:37.012
  • WE'RE NOT GOING TO GOTHERE VERY FAR, BUT...
  • 00:12:37.046 --> 00:12:41.617
  • SO HE MADE A REQUESTOF JESUS, IN VERSE 39,
  • 00:12:41.650 --> 00:12:44.787
  • AND STANDING OVER HER,
  • 00:12:44.820 --> 00:12:45.988
  • JESUS REBUKED THEFEVER AND IT LEFT HER
  • 00:12:46.021 --> 00:12:48.858
  • AND SHE IMMEDIATELYAROSE AND WAITED ON THEM.
  • 00:12:48.891 --> 00:12:51.894
  • ISN'T THAT INTERESTING?
  • 00:12:51.927 --> 00:12:53.429
  • WHEN JESUS HEALED, IT WASJUST SIMPLY WITH A WORD,
  • 00:12:53.462 --> 00:12:56.432
  • IT WAS INSTANTANEOUSAND IT WAS COMPLETE.
  • 00:12:56.465 --> 00:12:59.869
  • AND VERSE 40, AND WHILETHE SUN WAS SETTING,
  • 00:12:59.902 --> 00:13:03.239
  • HE LEFT THE HOUSE THEREAND THE BIBLE SAYS,
  • 00:13:03.272 --> 00:13:05.341
  • "AND WHILE THE SUN WAS SETTING,
  • 00:13:05.374 --> 00:13:06.942
  • ALL WHO HAD ANY, HAD ANYSICK WITH VARIOUS DISEASES,
  • 00:13:06.976 --> 00:13:11.413
  • BROUGHT THEM TO HIM ANDLAYING HIS HANDS ON EVERY ONE
  • 00:13:11.447 --> 00:13:15.184
  • OF THEM, HE WAS HEALING THEM."
  • 00:13:15.217 --> 00:13:18.888
  • JESUS HEALED, FIRST OFALL, OUT OF COMPASSION,
  • 00:13:18.921 --> 00:13:22.524
  • BUT HE ALSO HEALED TO PROVE
  • 00:13:22.558 --> 00:13:24.059
  • THAT HE WAS INDEEDTHE SON OF GOD.
  • 00:13:24.093 --> 00:13:27.563
  • NOW, PEOPLE AGAINASK THE QUESTION,
  • 00:13:27.596 --> 00:13:31.066
  • DOES GOD HEAL TODAYLIKE HE DID BACK THEN?
  • 00:13:31.100 --> 00:13:35.371
  • YOU BET HE DOES.OF COURSE HE DOES.
  • 00:13:35.404 --> 00:13:39.275
  • I LIKE WHAT DR.CRISWELL USED TO SAY.
  • 00:13:39.308 --> 00:13:41.677
  • HE SAID, "I BELIEVEIN FAITH HEALING,
  • 00:13:41.710 --> 00:13:44.647
  • I JUST DON'T BELIEVEIN FAITH HEALERS."
  • 00:13:44.680 --> 00:13:48.350
  • THERE'S A DIFFERENCE.
  • 00:13:48.384 --> 00:13:50.052
  • GOD DOESN'T NEED ANYINTERMEDIARY TODAY.
  • 00:13:50.085 --> 00:13:53.055
  • IF GOD WANTS TO HEAL,HE CAN HEAL INSTANTLY.
  • 00:13:53.088 --> 00:13:55.524
  • AGAIN, THE REASON JESUS HEALED
  • 00:13:55.557 --> 00:13:57.092
  • AND THE APOSTLESHEALED WAS TO PROVE
  • 00:13:57.126 --> 00:13:59.328
  • THAT THEY WERE SENT FROM GOD.
  • 00:13:59.361 --> 00:14:01.163
  • TODAY, THE WAY WE JUDGE AMESSENGER IS WHETHER HE CAME
  • 00:14:01.196 --> 00:14:03.732
  • FROM GOD IS WHETHER ORNOT HIS TEACHING ALIGNS
  • 00:14:03.766 --> 00:14:05.968
  • WITH THE BIBLE.
  • 00:14:06.001 --> 00:14:07.236
  • BUT IN JESUS' DAYAND THE APOSTLE DAY,
  • 00:14:07.269 --> 00:14:08.971
  • THERE WAS NO NEW TESTAMENTBY WHICH TO JUDGE
  • 00:14:09.004 --> 00:14:11.106
  • WHETHER SOMEBODY WAS SPEAKINGFROM GOD'S AUTHORITY.
  • 00:14:11.140 --> 00:14:13.375
  • THEIR ABILITY TO PERFORMSIGNS WAS THE STAMP
  • 00:14:13.409 --> 00:14:17.546
  • OF APPROVAL ON THEIR LIVES.
  • 00:14:17.579 --> 00:14:19.682
  • TODAY, I BELIEVE GOD HEALS.
  • 00:14:19.715 --> 00:14:21.383
  • NOW, HE DOESN'T HEALALL OF THE TIME.
  • 00:14:21.417 --> 00:14:24.086
  • IF IT WERE SOMETHING THATHAPPENED ALL THE TIME,
  • 00:14:24.119 --> 00:14:26.655
  • IT WOULDN'T BE AMIRACLE, WOULD IT?
  • 00:14:26.689 --> 00:14:27.990
  • MIRACLES ARE MIRACLES
  • 00:14:28.023 --> 00:14:29.224
  • BECAUSE THEY'RE THEEXCEPTION TO THE RULE.
  • 00:14:29.258 --> 00:14:33.028
  • BUT EVEN THOUGH I DON'TBELIEVE WE'VE GOT THE ABILITY
  • 00:14:33.062 --> 00:14:35.597
  • TO HEAL, ONLY GOD HEALS,
  • 00:14:35.631 --> 00:14:37.599
  • WE DO HAVE THE ABILITY TOSHOW THE SAME COMPASSION
  • 00:14:37.633 --> 00:14:40.636
  • FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILLTHAT JESUS SHOWED.
  • 00:14:40.669 --> 00:14:43.038
  • LET ME SHOW YOUSOMETHING I THINK
  • 00:14:43.072 --> 00:14:44.106
  • WILL BE ENCOURAGING TO YOU.
  • 00:14:44.139 --> 00:14:45.240
  • TURN OVER TOMATTHEW 8:16 AND 17.
  • 00:14:45.274 --> 00:14:49.645
  • A SIMILAR PASSAGE, ANDWHEN EVENING HAD COME,
  • 00:14:49.678 --> 00:14:51.914
  • THEY BROUGHT TO HIM MANYWHO WERE DEMON-POSSESSED,
  • 00:14:51.947 --> 00:14:55.017
  • AND HE CAST OUT THESPIRITS WITH A WORD
  • 00:14:55.050 --> 00:14:57.786
  • AND HE HEALED ALL WHO WERE ILL,
  • 00:14:57.820 --> 00:15:00.289
  • IN ORDER THAT WHAT WAS SPOKEN
  • 00:15:00.322 --> 00:15:01.991
  • THROUGH ISAIAH THE PROPHETMIGHT BE FULFILLED,
  • 00:15:02.024 --> 00:15:04.760
  • SAYING, "HE HIMSELFTOOK OUR INFIRMITIES
  • 00:15:04.793 --> 00:15:09.231
  • AND CARRIED AWAY OUR DISEASES."
  • 00:15:09.264 --> 00:15:11.600
  • CIRCLE THAT WORD TOOK.
  • 00:15:11.633 --> 00:15:13.769
  • IN THE GREEK LANGUAGE, INWHICH IT WAS TRANSLATED
  • 00:15:13.802 --> 00:15:16.171
  • FROM ISAIAH, IT'S THEWORD BASTAZO, BASTAZO.
  • 00:15:16.205 --> 00:15:21.910
  • HE BORE OUR INFIRMITIES.
  • 00:15:21.944 --> 00:15:23.579
  • THAT WORD BASTAZOLITERALLY MEANS
  • 00:15:23.612 --> 00:15:26.382
  • TO BEAR ANOTHER PERSON'S BURDEN.
  • 00:15:26.415 --> 00:15:30.219
  • IT'S A PICTURE OF SOMEBODYWHO IS CARRYING A HEAVY LOAD
  • 00:15:30.252 --> 00:15:33.489
  • AND HE'S BUCKLINGUNDER THAT HEAVY LOAD.
  • 00:15:33.522 --> 00:15:35.858
  • YOU SEE HIM AND YOUCOME ALONGSIDE OF HIM
  • 00:15:35.891 --> 00:15:38.227
  • AND YOU SAY, "I'LL HELPYOU SHOULDER THAT LOAD.
  • 00:15:38.260 --> 00:15:40.929
  • I'LL HELP YOU CARRY THAT."
  • 00:15:40.963 --> 00:15:43.098
  • THAT'S WHAT JESUS DOES FOR US.
  • 00:15:43.132 --> 00:15:45.701
  • JESUS DOESN'T ALWAYSTAKE AWAY OUR SICKNESS,
  • 00:15:45.734 --> 00:15:49.538
  • BUT HE HELPS US CARRYTHE LOAD OF OUR SICKNESS.
  • 00:15:49.571 --> 00:15:53.609
  • I THINK ABOUT OURFRIEND JOHN GRABLE,
  • 00:15:53.642 --> 00:15:56.779
  • WENT HOME TO BE WITHTHE LORD THIS WEEK.
  • 00:15:56.812 --> 00:15:59.948
  • SUCH A GREAT MAN OF GOD,
  • 00:15:59.982 --> 00:16:01.984
  • HELPED US SO MUCHHERE IN THE CHURCH.
  • 00:16:02.017 --> 00:16:04.787
  • I TALKED TO HIM TWO WEEKS AGO.
  • 00:16:04.820 --> 00:16:06.488
  • HE KNEW HE'S ABOUT TO DIE.
  • 00:16:06.522 --> 00:16:07.890
  • WE WERE PLANNINGHIS FUNERAL SERVICE.
  • 00:16:07.923 --> 00:16:11.660
  • HE WAS A PASTOR, I HAVESUCH PEACE ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:16:11.693 --> 00:16:16.198
  • WE'D PRAYED FORHEALING FOR JOHN.
  • 00:16:16.231 --> 00:16:19.001
  • GOD SAID NO, BUT GOD HELPEDBEAR THE BURDEN OF JOHN GRABLE.
  • 00:16:19.034 --> 00:16:24.740
  • HE GAVE HIM PEACE.
  • 00:16:24.773 --> 00:16:26.442
  • THAT'S WHAT JESUS DOES FOR US.
  • 00:16:26.475 --> 00:16:28.610
  • HE HELPS US SHOULDER THE LOAD.
  • 00:16:28.644 --> 00:16:31.447
  • IN GALATIANS 6:2 PAULUSES THAT SAME WORD.
  • 00:16:31.480 --> 00:16:33.982
  • HE SAYS, "BEAR ONEANOTHER'S BURDENS."
  • 00:16:34.016 --> 00:16:38.987
  • WHEN WE SEE A CHRISTIANWHO IS SUFFERING
  • 00:16:39.021 --> 00:16:40.656
  • FROM PHYSICAL ILLNESS,WE OUGHT TO PRAY FOR HIM,
  • 00:16:40.689 --> 00:16:43.926
  • BUT WE ALSO OUGHT TOCOME ALONGSIDE HIM
  • 00:16:43.959 --> 00:16:45.828
  • AND HELP HIM CARRY THATLOAD SO HE'S NOT BY HIMSELF.
  • 00:16:45.861 --> 00:16:50.432
  • ONE WAY WE DEMONSTRATETHE MINISTRY OF JESUS
  • 00:16:50.466 --> 00:16:53.936
  • IS BY SHOWING COMPASSION,
  • 00:16:53.969 --> 00:16:56.038
  • WALKING ALONGSIDETHOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING
  • 00:16:56.071 --> 00:16:58.540
  • AND HELPING THEM CARRY THE LOAD.
  • 00:16:58.574 --> 00:17:01.410
  • FINALLY, JESUS' MINISTRY WASMARKED BY REGULAR SOLITUDE.
  • 00:17:01.443 --> 00:17:07.616
  • HE WAS HEALING, ANDTHEN VERSE 42 SAYS,
  • 00:17:07.649 --> 00:17:09.785
  • "AND WHEN DAY CAME HE DEPARTEDAND WENT TO A LONELY PLACE,
  • 00:17:09.818 --> 00:17:13.422
  • AND THE MULTITUDESWERE SEARCHING FOR HIM.
  • 00:17:13.455 --> 00:17:16.325
  • AND THEY CAME TO HIMAND TRIED TO KEEP HIM
  • 00:17:16.358 --> 00:17:18.293
  • FROM GOING AWAY FROM THEM.
  • 00:17:18.327 --> 00:17:19.528
  • THEY SAID, 'LORD,WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
  • 00:17:19.561 --> 00:17:21.063
  • DON'T YOU KNOW THERE AREMORE PEOPLE TO BE HEALED?'"
  • 00:17:21.096 --> 00:17:24.032
  • LISTEN, THEY'RE ALWAYS GONNABE MORE PEOPLE WHO NEED
  • 00:17:24.066 --> 00:17:26.201
  • TO BE MINISTERED TO, BUTJESUS KNEW HE HAD TO GET AWAY
  • 00:17:26.235 --> 00:17:30.405
  • AND SPEND TIME WITH GOD
  • 00:17:30.439 --> 00:17:32.474
  • TO REVITALIZE HIS OWNRELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 00:17:32.508 --> 00:17:36.211
  • IF THAT WAS IMPORTANT FOR JESUS
  • 00:17:36.245 --> 00:17:37.880
  • TO SPEND TIME ALONEWITH GOD EVERY DAY,
  • 00:17:37.913 --> 00:17:40.149
  • REMEMBER, THIS ISA 24 HOUR PERIOD,
  • 00:17:40.182 --> 00:17:42.217
  • IF IT WAS IMPORTANT FORHIM TO DO THAT EVERY DAY
  • 00:17:42.251 --> 00:17:44.353
  • TO MAINTAIN HISRELATIONSHIP WITH GOD,
  • 00:17:44.386 --> 00:17:48.090
  • HOW MUCH MORE IMPORTANTIS IT FOR YOU AND ME
  • 00:17:48.123 --> 00:17:50.993
  • TO MAKE SURE WEGET ALONE WITH GOD?
  • 00:17:51.026 --> 00:17:53.529
  • EVEN THOUGH THERE'SSTILL AN ENDLESS TASK,
  • 00:17:53.562 --> 00:17:56.064
  • LIST OF TASKS TO PERFORM,MORE PEOPLE TO MINISTER TO,
  • 00:17:56.098 --> 00:17:59.768
  • IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE KEEPTHAT TIME ALONE WITH GOD.
  • 00:17:59.801 --> 00:18:03.372
  • AUSTIN PHELPS OBSERVES,"IT HAS BEEN SAID
  • 00:18:03.405 --> 00:18:05.574
  • THAT NO GREAT WORK IN LITERATURE
  • 00:18:05.607 --> 00:18:07.676
  • OR IN SCIENCE WASEVER WROUGHT BY A MAN
  • 00:18:07.709 --> 00:18:10.612
  • WHO DID NOT LOVE SOLITUDE.
  • 00:18:10.646 --> 00:18:12.915
  • WE MAY LAY IT DOWN AS ANELEMENTAL PRINCIPLE OF RELIGION
  • 00:18:12.948 --> 00:18:16.518
  • THAT NO LARGE GROWTH ANDHOLINESS WAS EVER GAINED
  • 00:18:16.552 --> 00:18:20.589
  • BY ONE WHO DID NOT TAKE TIMETO BE OFTEN ALONE WITH GOD."
  • 00:18:20.622 --> 00:18:26.762
  • SENIORS, LEMME JUSTSAY THIS WORD TO YOU,
  • 00:18:26.795 --> 00:18:29.565
  • YOU'RE GONNA BE SO BUSYIN THIS NEXT CHAPTER
  • 00:18:29.598 --> 00:18:31.767
  • OF YOUR LIFE, WHETHER IT'SSCHOOL OR SOMETHING ELSE,
  • 00:18:31.800 --> 00:18:35.370
  • DON'T FORSAKE YOURTIME ALONE WITH GOD.
  • 00:18:35.404 --> 00:18:39.374
  • DURING THE TIMEI WAS IN COLLEGE,
  • 00:18:39.408 --> 00:18:42.077
  • I SET ASIDE AN HOUR EVERY DAY
  • 00:18:42.110 --> 00:18:46.381
  • IN WHICH I READ ANDMEMORIZED THE SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:18:46.415 --> 00:18:48.817
  • MUCH OF THE SCRIPTURE IHAVE IN MY HEART RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:18:48.850 --> 00:18:53.088
  • IS SCRIPTURE ICOMMITTED TO MEMORY NOT
  • 00:18:53.121 --> 00:18:54.823
  • IN MY HIGH SCHOOL DAYS,BUT IN MY COLLEGE DAYS.
  • 00:18:54.856 --> 00:18:58.594
  • I MEMORIZED WHOLE BOOKS OFTHE BIBLE DURING MY TIME
  • 00:18:58.627 --> 00:19:01.230
  • IN COLLEGE, BECAUSE IKNEW IT WAS THE TIME
  • 00:19:01.263 --> 00:19:03.565
  • IN MY LIFE I WAS GETTING READY
  • 00:19:03.599 --> 00:19:05.000
  • TO MAKE SOME IMPORTANTDECISIONS ABOUT MY CALLING,
  • 00:19:05.033 --> 00:19:07.536
  • ABOUT MY MATE, ABOUTSO MANY THINGS.
  • 00:19:07.569 --> 00:19:10.005
  • I WANTED TO BE SURE IWAS WALKING WITH GOD.
  • 00:19:10.038 --> 00:19:13.041
  • AND SENIORS,MAKE THAT A PRIORITY.
  • 00:19:13.075 --> 00:19:16.645
  • SPEND TIME WITH GOD.
  • 00:19:16.678 --> 00:19:17.913
  • YOU'LL FIND EVERY EXCUSENOT TO DO IT, BUT DO IT,
  • 00:19:17.946 --> 00:19:20.849
  • AND GOD WILL BLESS YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:19:20.882 --> 00:19:22.884
  • THAT'S WHAT JESUS DID.
  • 00:19:22.918 --> 00:19:24.386
  • HE MADE SOLITUDE WITH GODA REGULAR PART OF HIS LIFE.
  • 00:19:24.419 --> 00:19:29.057
  • NOW IN CLOSING, IN THELAST THREE MINUTES HERE,
  • 00:19:29.091 --> 00:19:31.627
  • I NEED TO TAKE SOMEOF MY OWN MEDICINE
  • 00:19:31.660 --> 00:19:33.762
  • AND THAT IS APPLY WHAT I'VETAUGHT YOU THIS MORNING.
  • 00:19:33.795 --> 00:19:37.299
  • WHAT'S THE APPLICATIONOF THIS MESSAGE?
  • 00:19:37.332 --> 00:19:39.268
  • LET ME GIVE YOU TWOQUICK TIMELESS PRINCIPLES
  • 00:19:39.301 --> 00:19:42.170
  • FROM THIS, FROM THIS PASSAGE.
  • 00:19:42.204 --> 00:19:44.606
  • NUMBER ONE, WE ARE TO SUBMITTO THE AUTHORITY OF JESUS.
  • 00:19:44.640 --> 00:19:49.511
  • WE'RE TO SUBMIT TO THEAUTHORITY OF JESUS.
  • 00:19:49.544 --> 00:19:51.313
  • THE REASON LUKEINCLUDES THESE VIGNETTES
  • 00:19:51.346 --> 00:19:54.016
  • FROM JESUS' LIFE IS TO PROVE
  • 00:19:54.049 --> 00:19:55.684
  • THAT HE REALLY WAS THE SONOF GOD BY HIS AUTHORITY,
  • 00:19:55.717 --> 00:20:00.155
  • HIS AUTHORITY IN TEACHING,HIS AUTHORITY OVER DEMONS,
  • 00:20:00.188 --> 00:20:03.325
  • HIS AUTHORITY OVERSICKNESS ALL PROVED
  • 00:20:03.358 --> 00:20:05.661
  • THAT HE WAS REALLYWHO HE SAID HE WAS.
  • 00:20:05.694 --> 00:20:08.530
  • YOU KNOW, ISN'T IT INTERESTINGTHAT EVERY CREATURE
  • 00:20:08.563 --> 00:20:10.899
  • IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:20:10.932 --> 00:20:12.567
  • THE UNTOLD MILLIONS OFCREATURES IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:20:12.601 --> 00:20:14.936
  • THEY ARE SUBMITTINGTO JESUS' AUTHORITY?
  • 00:20:14.970 --> 00:20:17.639
  • THE DEMONS UNDERNEATH THE EARTH,
  • 00:20:17.673 --> 00:20:19.474
  • THEY'RE SUBMITTINGTO JESUS' AUTHORITY.
  • 00:20:19.508 --> 00:20:22.044
  • THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACEIN THIS VAST UNIVERSE,
  • 00:20:22.077 --> 00:20:26.281
  • WHERE THERE ARE CREATURES NOTSUBMITTING TO GOD'S AUTHORITY,
  • 00:20:26.315 --> 00:20:30.619
  • IT IS ON THISLITTLE SPINNING CLOT
  • 00:20:30.652 --> 00:20:32.688
  • OF DIRT CALLED PLANET EARTH.
  • 00:20:32.721 --> 00:20:35.357
  • BUT ONE DAY EVERYCREATURE IN THIS WORLD
  • 00:20:35.390 --> 00:20:38.527
  • WILL SUBMIT TO JESUS' AUTHORITY.
  • 00:20:38.560 --> 00:20:40.662
  • PHILIPPIANS 2:10 SAYS, "ONEDAY, EVERY KNEE WILL BOW
  • 00:20:40.696 --> 00:20:44.232
  • AND EVERY TONGUE WILL CONFESS
  • 00:20:44.266 --> 00:20:45.701
  • THAT JESUS CHRISTIS KYRIOS, LORD."
  • 00:20:45.734 --> 00:20:51.840
  • LET ME ASK YOU,ARE YOU, RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:20:51.873 --> 00:20:54.443
  • DOING WHAT YOU WILL DO ONE DAY,
  • 00:20:54.476 --> 00:20:58.113
  • AND THAT IS SUBMITTING TOCHRIST'S RULE IN YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:20:58.146 --> 00:21:01.483
  • ARE YOU OBEYING WHAT YOU KNOW
  • 00:21:01.516 --> 00:21:03.518
  • TO BE THE WILL OFGOD IN YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:21:03.552 --> 00:21:05.754
  • WE'RE TO SUBMIT TOCHRIST'S AUTHORITY.
  • 00:21:05.787 --> 00:21:08.523
  • SECONDLY, WE ARE TO MODELTHE MINISTRY OF JESUS.
  • 00:21:08.557 --> 00:21:12.127
  • IN JOHN 14:12, JESUS SAID,"TRULY, TRULY, I SAY TO YOU,
  • 00:21:12.160 --> 00:21:16.298
  • HE WHO BELIEVES IN ME,THE WORKS THAT I SHALL DO,
  • 00:21:16.331 --> 00:21:19.468
  • HE SHALL DO ALSO, AND GREATERWORKS THAN THESE SHALL HE DO,
  • 00:21:19.501 --> 00:21:24.072
  • BECAUSE I GO TO THE FATHER."
  • 00:21:24.106 --> 00:21:26.408
  • DO YOU WANNA HAVE THE SAME POWER
  • 00:21:26.441 --> 00:21:28.110
  • IN YOUR LIFE THAT JESUS HAD?
  • 00:21:28.143 --> 00:21:29.611
  • DO YOU WANNA KNOW
  • 00:21:29.644 --> 00:21:31.046
  • THAT YOU'RE MAKING ADIFFERENCE LIKE JESUS DID?
  • 00:21:31.079 --> 00:21:32.481
  • YOU CAN EVEN DOMORE THAN JESUS DID,
  • 00:21:32.514 --> 00:21:34.583
  • IF YOU HAVE THE SAME BALANCETHAT JESUS HAD IN HIS MINISTRY.
  • 00:21:34.616 --> 00:21:40.789
  • ONE PASTOR SUMMEDIT UP THIS WAY.
  • 00:21:40.822 --> 00:21:42.357
  • HE SAID, "JUST NOTICE THE FOURLOCATIONS OF JESUS' MINISTRY.
  • 00:21:42.391 --> 00:21:45.427
  • IT SHOWS THEBALANCE IN HIS LIFE.
  • 00:21:45.460 --> 00:21:47.396
  • FIRST OF ALL, HE MINISTEREDIN THE SYNAGOGUE."
  • 00:21:47.429 --> 00:21:49.765
  • THAT WOULD BE THE CHURCH, TODAY.
  • 00:21:49.798 --> 00:21:51.066
  • THAT WAS HOME BASE FOR HIS LIFE.
  • 00:21:51.099 --> 00:21:53.535
  • STUDENTS MAKE SURE, SENIORS,
  • 00:21:53.568 --> 00:21:55.237
  • YOU FIND A GOOD BIBLE-BELIEVINGCHURCH TO GO TO,
  • 00:21:55.270 --> 00:21:59.074
  • MAKE IT CENTRAL IN YOURLIFE WHILE YOU'RE AWAY.
  • 00:21:59.107 --> 00:22:02.277
  • HIS CHURCH, THE SYNAGOGUE,WAS CENTRAL IN HIS TEACHING.
  • 00:22:02.310 --> 00:22:05.414
  • SECONDLY, HEMINISTERED IN THE HOME.
  • 00:22:05.447 --> 00:22:08.250
  • IT WAS PETER'S HOME, BUTIT WAS STILL THE HOME.
  • 00:22:08.283 --> 00:22:10.118
  • THAT'S THE MOST BASICUNIT OF SOCIETY.
  • 00:22:10.152 --> 00:22:12.788
  • WE'RE TO HAVE A MINISTRYWITH OUR OWN FAMILY.
  • 00:22:12.821 --> 00:22:14.723
  • THIRDLY, HE MINISTEREDIN THE WORLD,
  • 00:22:14.756 --> 00:22:17.092
  • FILLED WITH ALL KINDS OF PEOPLEAND WITH ALL KIND OF NEEDS.
  • 00:22:17.125 --> 00:22:20.729
  • AND FINALLY, JESUS,HIS MINISTRY,
  • 00:22:20.762 --> 00:22:24.099
  • PLACED HIM IN THE WILDERNESS,
  • 00:22:24.132 --> 00:22:26.201
  • WHERE HE SPENT TIMEALONE WITH GOD.
  • 00:22:26.234 --> 00:22:29.871
  • IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCETHE SUPERNATURAL POWER
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  • OF JESUS IN YOUR LIFE,
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  • THEN YOU HAVE TODEMONSTRATE THE SAME BALANCE
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  • THAT JESUS DEMONSTRATED.
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  • IN THIS 24 HOUR PERIOD, WESEE JESUS IN THE CHURCH,
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  • IN THE HOME, IN THE WORLD,AND EVEN IN THE WILDERNESS.
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  • SPENDING AN ENTIREDAY WITH JESUS
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  • IS TRULY A PROFOUND EXPERIENCE
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  • WITH RICH APPLICATIONFOR US TODAY.
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  • WELL, AS WE CONCLUDEOUR PROGRAM,
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  • I'M EXCITED TO REMIND YOU
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  • THAT "PATHWAY TOVICTORY" IS THE RECIPIENT
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  • OF A REMARKABLEMATCHING CHALLENGE
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  • IN THE AMOUNT OF $1.2 MILLION.
  • 00:23:11.313 --> 00:23:14.983
  • IT COMES FROM FRIENDS OF THISMINISTRY WHO HAVE DECIDED
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  • TO INVEST THEIR PERSONALRESOURCES IN THE THINGS
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  • THAT ARE ETERNAL, NOT TEMPORAL.
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  • AND THEY'RE INVITINGYOU TO JOIN THEM
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  • IN THIS WORTHY CAUSE TODAY,
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  • WHILE DOUBLING THE IMPACT OFYOUR YEAR-END GIFT AS WELL.
  • 00:23:27.896 --> 00:23:31.366
  • WOULD YOU HELP US REACH THISENORMOUS GOAL OF $1.2 MILLION?
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  • EVERY DOLLAR YOUGIVE BETWEEN NOW
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  • AND THE END OF THEYEAR WILL BE MATCHED
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  • AND THEREFORE DOUBLEDIN ITS IMPACT.
  • 00:23:40.575 --> 00:23:43.478
  • GOD HAS OPENED DOORSOF OPPORTUNITIES FOR US
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  • TO EXPAND INTO PLACES WE'VENEVER BEEN ABLE TO GO.
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  • AND WE EXPECT 2021 TOBECOME ANOTHER YEAR
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  • OF UNPRECEDENTEDGROWTH AND IMPACT.
  • 00:23:52.921 --> 00:23:56.124
  • ALL OF THESEOPPORTUNITIES ARE SEIZED
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  • WHEN WE RECEIVE YEAR-END GIFTS
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  • FROM GENEROUS FRIENDS,JUST LIKE YOU.
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  • NOW, STAY RIGHT THERE,
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  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE"PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
  • 00:24:04.533 --> 00:24:06.968
  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • [NARRATOR] FROM ONEDAY TO THE NEXT,
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  • LIFE IS ALWAYS CHANGING.
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  • BUT NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGSOR WHAT YOUR DAY LOOKS LIKE,
  • 00:24:13.341 --> 00:24:16.878
  • YOU CAN STAY ROOTEDIN GOD'S WORD
  • 00:24:16.912 --> 00:24:18.947
  • THROUGHOUT THE COMINGYEAR WITH THE BRAND NEW
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  • "2021 PATHWAY TO VICTORYDAILY DEVOTIONAL."
  • 00:24:21.550 --> 00:24:25.554
  • FILLED WITH PRACTICALINSIGHTS FOR YOUR DAILY LIFE,
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  • THIS BEAUTIFULLEATHER-BOUND DEVOTIONAL
  • 00:24:28.657 --> 00:24:30.926
  • CONTAINS 262 DEVOTIONSBASED ON THE TEACHING
  • 00:24:30.959 --> 00:24:35.130
  • OF DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • MORE THAN 500 PAGES IN LENGTH,
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  • THE BRAND NEW "2021DAILY DEVOTIONAL
  • 00:24:39.501 --> 00:24:42.237
  • IS THE PERFECT COMPANIONFOR YOUR MORNING
  • 00:24:42.270 --> 00:24:44.673
  • OR EVENING BIBLESTUDY OR PRAYER TIME.
  • 00:24:44.706 --> 00:24:47.375
  • EACH WEEK OF DEVOTIONAL CONTENTIS THOUGHTFULLY ORGANIZED
  • 00:24:47.409 --> 00:24:50.979
  • TO GUIDE YOU THROUGHOUT 2021,
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  • EVERY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY,ALL 52 WEEKS OF THE YEAR.
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  • FROM NEW YEAR'S DAY TO EASTER,
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  • DISCOVER HOW TO LIVEAN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE,
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  • AS YOU SEEK TO SERVEGOD AND HIS KINGDOM.
  • 00:25:02.090 --> 00:25:04.993
  • AS SPRING TURNS TO SUMMER,
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  • LEARN HOW TO LET GOD SHAPEYOUR ATTITUDES AND CHOICES.
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  • AND AS YOU MOVE INTO THE FALLAND BACK TO SCHOOL MONTHS,
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  • GAIN A DEEPERUNDERSTANDING OF WHY JESUS
  • 00:25:13.468 --> 00:25:16.271
  • IS THE ONLY TRUEPATH TO SALVATION.
  • 00:25:16.304 --> 00:25:19.074
  • THIS BEAUTIFULLEATHER-BOUND BOOK IS YOURS
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • LIFE MOVES FAST, AND SOMETIMESIT'S HARD TO KEEP UP,
  • 00:25:24.613 --> 00:25:28.116
  • BUT NO MATTER THESEASON OF THE YEAR,
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  • OR THE SEASON OF YOUR LIFE,
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  • THE BRAND NEW "2021 PATHWAYTO VICTORY DAILY DEVOTIONAL"
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  • WILL HELP SEE YOU THROUGH IT.
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  • SUBMIT TO THE AUTHORITY OF JESUS
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  • AND MODEL THE MINISTRY OF JESUS,
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  • THEN AND ONLY THEN CANWE FULFILL GOD'S PURPOSE
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  • AND EXPERIENCE HIS SUPERNATURALPOWER IN OUR LIVES.
  • 00:25:48.903 --> 00:25:53.441
  • WELL, THERE HAVE BEENCOUNTLESS MOVIES,
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  • SONGS, AND BOOKS WRITTENIN HONOR OF CHRISTMAS.
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  • BUT WHAT IF YOU HAD TO EXPLAINTHE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS
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  • IN A SINGLE SENTENCE,COULD YOU PULL THAT OFF?
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  • WELL, THE APOSTLEPAUL MANAGED TO DO IT,
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  • AND NEXT TIME WE'RE GOING TODIG DEEPLY INTO HIS SIMPLE,
  • 00:26:08.456 --> 00:26:11.693
  • YET PROFOUND SUMMARYOF THE CHRISTMAS STORY.
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  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OFWHAT'S COMING UP NEXT TIME
  • 00:26:15.230 --> 00:26:18.266
  • ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • [NARRATOR] TODAY, WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:26:22.637 --> 00:26:25.106
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOU
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  • THE BRAND NEW "2021 PATHWAYTO VICTORY DAILY DEVOTIONAL,"
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  • PLUS "JESUS, THE FULFILLMENTOF GOD'S PROPHECIES"
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  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU, SIMPLYFOR CONTACTING US TODAY
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  • AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:36.718 --> 00:26:38.353
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $100OR MORE, WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU
  • 00:26:38.386 --> 00:26:41.923
  • THE COMPLETE "INCOMPARABLECHRIST" TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:26:41.956 --> 00:26:44.859
  • ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:26:44.893 --> 00:26:46.895
  • REMEMBER, YOUR MINISTRY GIFTRIGHT NOW WILL BE DOUBLED
  • 00:26:46.928 --> 00:26:49.564
  • IN IMPACT, THANKS TO OURACTIVE MATCHING CHALLENGE.
  • 00:26:49.597 --> 00:26:52.333
  • SO BE SURE TO CALL,WRITE, OR GO ONLINE TODAY.
  • 00:26:52.367 --> 00:26:55.503
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • YOU KNOW, TO TALK ABOUTTHE COMMERCIALIZATION
  • 00:26:58.873 --> 00:27:00.775
  • OF CHRISTMAS SEEMS TRITE.
  • 00:27:00.809 --> 00:27:03.044
  • I MEAN, WE ALL KNOW WE CAN ALLOWGREED AND SELF-CENTEREDNESS
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  • TO OBSCURE THE REALMEANING OF THIS HOLIDAY.
  • 00:27:06.448 --> 00:27:10.652
  • AND YET MOST PEOPLE,EVEN CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:27:10.685 --> 00:27:12.821
  • WOULD BE HARD-PRESSED TO EXPLAIN
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  • WHAT THE REAL MEANINGOF CHRISTMAS IS.
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  • [NARRATOR] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR THE MESSAGE"SIMPLY CHRISTMAS,"
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  • HERE ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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