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The Longest Night Part 2

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November 18, 2020
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Jesus experienced both betrayal and abandonment in a single evening--the longest night of His earthly life. Through His experience we can learn some valuable lessons about how to respond to the inevitable pain that is inflicted by those closest to us.

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The Longest Night Part 2

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPITOF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • FEW THINGS ARE MORE PAINFUL
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  • THAN BEING BETRAYED ORABANDONED BY SOMEONE WE LOVE.
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  • AND JESUS KNEW THE PAIN OFDISLOYALTY AND DESERTION
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  • AS WELL AS ANYONE.
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  • TODAY WE'RE GOING TO LOOKAT THE TERRIBLE SUFFERING
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  • THAT JESUS ENDURED ON THENIGHT BEFORE HIS CRUCIFIXION.
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  • PERHAPS THE MOST PAINFULNIGHT OF HIS EARTHLY LIFE.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED,"THE LONGEST NIGHT,"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • -(CHOIR HUMMING)-(PIANO PLAYING)
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  • -(CHOIR HUMMING)-(ORCHESTRA PLAYING)
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  • ♪ MANY ARE THEY INCREASEDTHAT TROUBLE ME ♪
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  • ♪ MANY ARE THEY THATRISE UP AGAINST ME ♪
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  • ♪ MANY THERE BE THATSAY OF MY SOUL ♪
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  • ♪ THERE IS NO HELPFOR HIM IN GOD ♪
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  • ♪ BUT THOU OH LORDARE A SHIELD FOR ME ♪
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  • ♪ MY GLORY AND THELIFTER OF MY HEAD ♪
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  • ♪ BUT THOU OH LORDARE A SHIELD FOR ME ♪
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  • ♪ MY GLORY THE LIFTERUP OF MY HEAD ♪
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  • ♪ FOR THOU OH LORD
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  • ♪ ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • ♪ MY GLORY AND THELIFTER OF MY HEAD ♪
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  • ♪ FOR THOU OH LORD
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  • ♪ ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • ♪ MY GLORY AND THELIFTER UP OF MY HEAD ♪
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  • ♪ FOR THOU OH LORD
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  • ♪ ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • ♪ MY GLORY AND THELIFTER OF MY HEAD ♪
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  • ♪ FOR THOU OH LORDARE A SHIELD FOR ME ♪
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  • ♪ MY GLORY AND THELIFTER OF MY HEAD ♪
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  • ♪ OF MY HEAD
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  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDING)
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  • [ANNOUNCER] INSPIRE YOUR FAMILY
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  • WITH THE HOPE OF CHRISTMASWITH, "THE NATIVITY DEVOTIONAL,"
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  • FROM DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • EACH DEVOTIONALFOCUSES ON A CHARACTER
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  • IN THE NATIVITY SCENE ANDHIGHLIGHTS AN IMPORTANT
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  • SPIRITUAL LESSONFOR YOUR LIFE TODAY.
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  • THERE'S EVEN A CHILD-FRIENDLYVERSION AT THE END
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  • TO READ TO YOUR CHILDRENOR GRANDCHILDREN.
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  • IN THE MIDDLE OF YOURBUSY HOLIDAY SEASON
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  • TAKE A MOMENT TO REFLECTON THE CHRISTMAS STORY.
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  • REQUEST "THE NATIVITYDEVOTIONAL," WHEN YOU GIVE
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  • A GENEROUS GIFT TOSUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF,
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  • "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,".
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • LISTEN TO ME.
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  • WHEN YOU KNOW WHATGOD WANTS YOU TO DO
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  • BUT YOU'RE STRUGGLING WITH IT,
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  • YOU CAN TALK TO JESUSABOUT IT, HE UNDERSTANDS.
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  • HE'S BEEN THERE.
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  • HE'S NOT JUDGMENTAL TOWARDS YOU,
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  • HE IS SYMPATHETIC.
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  • HE'S THAT SYMPATHETICHIGH PRIEST.
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  • JESUS WENT THROUGH A REALSTRUGGLE IN THE GARDEN THAT
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  • NIGHT IN DOING THE WILL OF GOD.
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  • MY FORMER SEMINARYPROFESSOR, HADDON ROBINSON,
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  • OFFERS SOME GREAT INSIGHTINTO THOSE EXPERIENCE
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  • IN GETHSEMANE.
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  • IN FACT, I WANT YOU TOLISTEN CAREFULLY TO IT.
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  • IT'S WORTH THEPRICE OF THE SERMON.
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  • HE SAID: IN THE LIFE OF JESUS,
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  • PRAYER WAS THE WORK ANDMINISTRY WAS THE PRIZE.
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  • FOR ME PRAYER SERVES ASPREPARATION FOR THE BATTLE
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  • BUT FOR JESUS, PRAYERWAS THE BATTLE ITSELF.
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  • HAVING PRAYED, HE WENTABOUT HIS MINISTRY
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  • AS AN HONOR STUDENT MIGHTGO TO RECEIVE A REWARD
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  • OR AS A MARATHON RUNNERHAVING RUN THE RACE
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  • MIGHT ACCEPT THE GOLD MEDAL.
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  • WHERE WAS IT THAT JESUSSWEAT GREAT DROPS OF BLOOD?
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  • NOT IN PILATE'S HALL, NORON HIS WAY TO GOLGOTHA.
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  • IT WAS IN THE GARDENOF GETHSEMANE.
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  • IT WAS THERE THAT HE OFFEREDUP PRAYERS AND PETITIONS
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  • WITH LOUD CRIES ANDTEARS TO THE ONE
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  • WHO COULD SAVE HIMFROM DEATH. HEBREWS 5 :7.
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  • HAD I BEEN THERE IN THE GARDENAND WITNESSED JESUS STRUGGLE,
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  • I WOULD HAVE WORRIEDABOUT THE FUTURE.
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  • "IF HE'S SO BROKEN UP WHENALL HE'S DOING IS PRAYING."
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  • I MIGHT'VE SAID,
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  • "WHAT WILL HE DO WHENHE FACES A REAL CRISIS?"
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  • "WHY CAN'T HE APPROACH THISORDEAL WITH THE CALM CONFIDENCE
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  • OF HIS THREE SLEEPING FRIENDS?"
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  • YET, WHEN THE TEST CAME,JESUS WALKED TO THE CROSS
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  • WITH COURAGE AND HIS THREEFRIENDS FELL APART AND FELL
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  • AWAY. YOU SEE PRAYER ULTIMATELY
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  • IS NOT TRYING TO ALIGNGOD'S WILL WITH YOUR WILL.
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  • PRAYER IS ALIGNING YOURWILL WITH GOD'S WILL,
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  • THAT'S THE STRUGGLE.
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  • NOT MY WILL FATHERBUT YOUR WILL BE DONE.
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  • JESUS STRUGGLED WITH THAT BUTGOD'S WILL ULTIMATELY WON.
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  • AND WHEN JESUS SETTLED THATMATTER IN HIS OWN HEART,
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  • HE GOT UP WITH CONFIDENCETO FACE THE CROSS.
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  • AND THAT SET UP THE STAGEFOR THE GREATEST BETRAYAL
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  • HE WOULD EVER EXPERIENCE.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 47 OF LUKE 22:
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  • WHILE JESUS WAS STILL SPEAKING,BEHOLD, A MULTITUDE CAME
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  • AND THE ONE CALLED JUDAS, ONEOF THE 12 WAS PRECEDING THEM
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  • AND HE APPROACHEDJESUS TO KISS HIM.
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  • BUT JESUS SAID TO HIM,
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  • "JUDAS, ARE YOU BETRAYINGTHE SON OF MAN WITH A KISS?"
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  • THEN NOTICE HOWMATTHEW 26:56 ENDS.
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  • THEN ALL THE DISCIPLESLEFT HIM AND FLED.
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  • IT WASN'T JUST JUDASWHO BETRAYED HIM.
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  • ALL THE DISCIPLESLEFT HIM AND FLED.
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  • AND IN THAT WORD, "ALL,"WAS INCLUDED ONE MAN
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  • THAT YOU WOULD LEAST EXPECTTO TURN HIS BACK AND RUN.
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  • HIS NAME WAS PETER.
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  • AND PETER IN A FEW HOURSTIME WOULD DENY THE LORD
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  • NOT ONCE TWICE BUT THREE TIMES.
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  • TURN BACK TO LUKE 22FOR JUST A MOMENT.
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  • REMEMBER JUST A FEW HOURSEARLIER IN THE UPPER ROOM,
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  • PETER HAD MADE THISBOLD DECLARATION.
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  • HE SAID IN VERSE 33"
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  • "LORD, WITH YOU I AM READY TOGO TO PRISON AND TO DEATH."
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  • AND JESUS SAID,
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  • "I SAY TO YOU, PETER, THECOCK WILL NOT CROW TODAY
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  • UNTIL YOU HAVEDENIED ME THREE TIMES."
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  • YOU'LL DENY THREE TIMESTHAT YOU EVEN KNOW ME.
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  • THAT PHRASE MAYSEEM FUNNY TO YOU.
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  • THE COCK CROWS,
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  • YOU'RE TALKING ABOUTWHEN THE ROOSTER CROWED,
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  • IT WAS ABOUT THREEO'CLOCK IN THE MORNING.
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  • THREE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING.
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  • JESUS WERE SAYING BEFORE3:00 AM THIS MORNING
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO DENY METHREE DIFFERENT TIMES.
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  • NOW HE MADE THAT PREDICTIONIN THE UPPER ROOM.
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  • JUST AN HOUR OR SO LATER INTHE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE,
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  • WHAT HAPPENED?
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  • PETER TOOK THE SWORD ANDCUT THAT GUY'S EAR OFF.
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  • AND YOU WERE ATTEMPTED TO THINK,
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  • "WELL, MAYBE JESUSWAS WRONG ABOUT THIS."
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  • "MAYBE PETER WASGOING TO BE THE ROCK MAN
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  • THAT JESUS SAID HE WAS."
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  • BUT THE ROCK MAN TURNEDTO JELLY VERY QUICKLY.
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  • NOTICE VERSE 54 OF LUKE 22,
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  • "AND HAVING ARRESTEDJESUS, THEY LED HIM AWAY
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  • AND BROUGHT HIM TO THEHOUSE OF THE HIGH PRIEST,
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  • BUT PETER WAS FOLLOWINGAT A DISTANCE.
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  • NOW, WHY DID THEY TAKE JESUS
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  • FROM THE GARDEN TO THEHOUSE OF THE HIGH PRIEST?
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  • AND JESUS BEGINS AT ABOUTONE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING,
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  • A SERIES OF SIX TRIALSBEFORE HE WAS CRUCIFIED,
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  • EIGHT HOURS LATER AT 9:00 AM.
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  • AND SO WHEN THEY WENT
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  • TO THE HOME OF THE HIGH PRIEST,MANY OF US HAVE BEEN THERE.
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  • THAT HOME IS A PALATIAL HOME
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  • AND IT WAS PROBABLYA PLACE WHERE
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  • BOTH ANNAS, THE FATHER-IN-LAW,THE HIGH PRIEST EMERITUS
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  • AND CAIAPHAS LIVED.
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  • AND THEIR QUARTERS WERESEPARATED BY A COURTYARD.
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  • NOW LUKE DOESN'T RECORDTHE FIRST TRIAL OF JESUS
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  • WHICH WAS BEFORE THEFATHER-IN-LAW, ANNAS,
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  • IT WAS A VERY BRIEF INTERCHANGE.
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  • LUKE PICKS UP WITH THETRIAL BEFORE CAIAPHAS.
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  • IT WAS PROBABLY A TWOHOUR TRIAL THAT WENT
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  • BETWEEN 1:00 AND 3:00 AM.
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  • NOW PETER WAS WITH THEOTHERS OUT ON THE COURTYARD
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  • OF THAT HIGH PRIEST HOME
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  • WHERE HE COULD HEAR EVERYTHINGTHAT WAS TAKING PLACE.
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  • NOW NOTICE THE THREE DENIALSTHAT WOULD TAKE PLACE
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  • WITHIN THESE TWO HOURS.
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  • VERSE 55: AND AFTERTHEY HAD KINDLED A FIRE
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  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COURTYARDAND HAD SAT DOWN TOGETHER,
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  • PETER WAS SITTING AMONG THEM.
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  • AND A CERTAIN SERVANTGIRL SEEING HIM
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  • AS HE SAT IN THE FIRELIGHTAND LOOKING INTENTLY AT HIM,
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  • SAID, "THIS MAN WASWITH HIM, JESUS, TOO."
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  • BUT HE DENIED IT SAYING,"WOMAN, I DO NOT KNOW HIM."
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  • NOTICE THE TWO STEPDENIAL. HE DENIED IT.
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  • ARNEOMAI, IT'S A WORDTHAT REFERS TO APOSTACY.
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  • HE DENIED IT BUTTHEN HE WENT FURTHER.
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  • HE SAID, "I DON'TEVEN KNOW HIM."
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  • THE FIRST DENIAL, THE SECONDDENIAL, AN HOUR OR SO PERHAPS.
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  • VERSE 58: AND A LITTLE LATER,ANOTHER SAW HIM AND SAID,
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  • "YOU ARE ONE OF THEM TOO."
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  • BUT PETER SAID, "MAN, I AM NOT."
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  • NOTICE HERE, PETER IS NOT ONLYDENYING THAT HE KNEW JESUS,
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  • HE WAS DENYING THEDISCIPLES AS WELL
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  • THAT HE WAS PART OF THEM.
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  • HE SAID, "I'M NOT A PARTOF THAT GROUP WHATSOEVER."
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  • AND THEN THE THIRD DENIAL
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  • PERHAPS 30 MINUTES ORSO LATER IN VERSE 59.
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  • SOMEBODY ELSE FIXES THEIRGAZE ON PETER AND INSISTED,
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  • "CERTAINLY THIS MANALSO WAS WITH HIM,
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  • FOR HE IS A GALILEAN TOO."
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  • REMEMBER GALILEANSLIVED IN THE NORTH.
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  • JESUS WAS FROM GALILEE.
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  • THEY'RE NOW IN SOUTHERNISRAEL, IN JUDEA.
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  • AND SOMEBODY AROUNDTHAT FIRE SAYS,
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  • "LOOK AT HIM, HE'SFROM GALILEE."
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  • "HE MUST BE WITH JESUS."
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  • NOW HOW DID HE KNOW THATPETER WAS FROM GALILEE
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  • SIMPLY BY LOOKING AT HIM?
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  • WHEN WE WERE ON VACATIONA COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO,
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  • WE WERE A LONG WAY FROM DALLAS.
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  • AND ONE MORNING I GOT UPAND WENT TO THE COFFEE BAR
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  • TO ORDER SOME COFFEE.
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  • I ASKED FOR MY COFFEE LATTE,
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  • AND THE GIRL LOOKED UPAND SMILED AND SAID,
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  • "HOW LONG HAVE YOULIVED IN TEXAS?"
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)3
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  • I DIDN'T TELL HERI WAS FROM TEXAS.
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  • DIDN'T HAVE TO, THEACCENT GAVE ME AWAY.
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  • AND IT WAS THE SAMETHING WITH PETER.
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  • THE GALILEANS HADA CERTAIN ACCENT.
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  • THOSE IN THE SOUTH KNEWEXACTLY WHERE HE WAS FROM.
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  • AND SO HOW DID HERESPOND TO THAT?
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  • MATTHEW'S ACCOUNT SAYS HEBEGAN TO "CURSE AND SWEAR."
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  • I'VE READ THAT FORYEARS AND YOU HAVE TO
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  • AND I BET YOU'VE HADTHE SAME THOUGHT I DID.
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  • YOU PROBABLY THINK THATMEANS THAT PETER RESPONDED
  • 00:13:43.112 --> 00:13:46.081
  • BY JUST LETTING OUT ASTRING OF EXPLETIVES,
  • 00:13:46.115 --> 00:13:48.918
  • CURSING AND SWEARING.
  • 00:13:48.951 --> 00:13:51.553
  • THAT WOULD BE NORMAL.
  • 00:13:51.587 --> 00:13:52.721
  • I MEAN, HE WAS A ROUGH,RUGGED FISHERMAN.
  • 00:13:52.755 --> 00:13:55.224
  • THAT'D BE A NORMAL RESPONSEBUT THAT'S NOT WHAT
  • 00:13:55.257 --> 00:13:58.027
  • THE TEXT MEANS, THATHE CURSED AND SWORE.
  • 00:13:58.060 --> 00:14:01.730
  • NO, HE'S TALKING ABOUT THEFACT THAT HE MADE AN OATH
  • 00:14:01.764 --> 00:14:06.135
  • TO GOD CALLING DOWN A CURSEUPON HIMSELF IF HE WAS LYING.
  • 00:14:06.168 --> 00:14:10.339
  • BASICALLY WHAT ITSAYS IS, PETER SAID,
  • 00:14:10.372 --> 00:14:13.175
  • "I AM NOT ONE OF HIS, IFI'M ONE OF HIS FOLLOWERS,
  • 00:14:13.208 --> 00:14:17.613
  • MAY GOD STRIKE ME DEAD."
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  • THE ULTIMATE CURSE.
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  • THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS THATHE WAS CURSING AND SWEARING.
  • 00:14:21.784 --> 00:14:24.853
  • HE WAS SWEARING AN OATH,"MAY GOD STRIKE ME DEAD."
  • 00:14:24.887 --> 00:14:28.157
  • "MAY GOD SEND ME TO HELL
  • 00:14:28.190 --> 00:14:30.359
  • IF I AM NOT TELLING THE TRUTHTHAT I DON'T KNOW WHO HE IS."
  • 00:14:30.392 --> 00:14:35.130
  • THAT'S WHAT YOU CALLTHE ULTIMATE DENIAL.
  • 00:14:35.164 --> 00:14:39.034
  • VERSE 60 SAYS: BEFORE THOSEWORDS HAD LEFT PETER'S MOUTH,
  • 00:14:39.068 --> 00:14:43.672
  • THE ROOSTER CROWED JUST ASTHE LORD HAD PREDICTED."
  • 00:14:43.706 --> 00:14:48.110
  • AND THE LORD WHO WAS APPARENTLYCLOSE BY, TURNED AROUND
  • 00:14:48.143 --> 00:14:53.449
  • AND SIMPLY STARED AT PETER.
  • 00:14:53.482 --> 00:14:57.486
  • AND THOSE EYES OF JESUS.
  • 00:14:57.519 --> 00:15:00.089
  • THOSE EYES THAT REVELATION1 DESCRIBES AS LIKE FIRE,
  • 00:15:00.122 --> 00:15:06.462
  • THOSE EYES OF JESUSBURNED INTO PETER'S HEART.
  • 00:15:06.495 --> 00:15:11.433
  • AND PETER IMMEDIATELY REMEMBEREDTHE LORD'S PREDICTION,
  • 00:15:11.467 --> 00:15:14.603
  • "BEFORE THE ROOSTER CROWS YOUWILL DENY ME THREE TIMES."
  • 00:15:14.636 --> 00:15:19.608
  • VERSE 62 SAYS,
  • 00:15:19.641 --> 00:15:21.577
  • "AND PETER WENT OUT AND HEWEPT BITTERLY, CONTINUALLY."
  • 00:15:21.610 --> 00:15:31.220
  • WHAT ALIENATED HADBEEN FOR THE LORD
  • 00:15:31.253 --> 00:15:33.889
  • IN JUST A FEW HOURS AND INTENSETEMPTATION TO DISOBEY GOD.
  • 00:15:33.922 --> 00:15:40.763
  • THE BETRAYAL BYSOMEBODY CLOSE TO HIM.
  • 00:15:40.796 --> 00:15:43.866
  • THE ABANDONMENT OF EVERYONECLOSE TO HIM, INCLUDING PETER.
  • 00:15:43.899 --> 00:15:49.605
  • OBVIOUSLY THESEEVENTS ARE IMPORTANT
  • 00:15:49.638 --> 00:15:51.607
  • BECAUSE THEY WERE THEPREAMBLE TO THE CRUCIFIXION
  • 00:15:51.640 --> 00:15:55.244
  • THAT WE'LL LOOK AT NEXT TIME.
  • 00:15:55.277 --> 00:15:57.646
  • BUT IN THESE FINALMOMENTS WE HAVE TODAY,
  • 00:15:57.679 --> 00:15:59.348
  • I WANT TO POINT OUT JUSTTHREE SIMPLE PRINCIPLES
  • 00:15:59.381 --> 00:16:02.551
  • FROM THIS PASSAGE THAT IHOPE WILL BE AN ENCOURAGEMENT
  • 00:16:02.584 --> 00:16:05.687
  • TO YOU WHEN YOU FACETEMPTATION, BETRAYAL,
  • 00:16:05.721 --> 00:16:11.794
  • ABANDONMENT OFTHOSE CLOSE TO YOU.
  • 00:16:11.827 --> 00:16:13.929
  • NUMBER ONE, WRITE THIS DOWN.
  • 00:16:13.962 --> 00:16:16.065
  • DON'T BE SURPRISED WHENPEOPLE DISAPPOINT YOU.
  • 00:16:16.098 --> 00:16:20.669
  • DON'T BE SURPRISED WHENPEOPLE DISAPPOINT YOU.
  • 00:16:20.702 --> 00:16:24.973
  • JUDAS BETRAYAL COULDHAVE BEEN WRITTEN OFF AS
  • 00:16:25.007 --> 00:16:28.677
  • SIMPLY AN ANOMALY.
  • 00:16:28.710 --> 00:16:29.945
  • I MEAN JUDAS.
  • 00:16:29.978 --> 00:16:31.146
  • I MEAN, HE WAS NOT ACHRISTIAN TO BEGIN WITH.
  • 00:16:31.180 --> 00:16:33.649
  • WE'LL GIVE HIM SOME SLACK.
  • 00:16:33.682 --> 00:16:36.151
  • BUT THEN FOR ALL OF THEDISCIPLES TO ABANDON HIM
  • 00:16:36.185 --> 00:16:40.089
  • AND THEN FOR PETER, THEONE JESUS HAD HANDPICKED
  • 00:16:40.122 --> 00:16:42.858
  • TO BE THE LEADER, HATWAS A HARD THING TO TAKE.
  • 00:16:42.891 --> 00:16:47.663
  • BUT JESUS NEVER WAVERED INHIS FAITH BECAUSE HIS FAITH
  • 00:16:47.696 --> 00:16:50.499
  • WAS NOT IN PEOPLE.
  • 00:16:50.532 --> 00:16:52.367
  • HIS ULTIMATE FAITH WAS IN GODAND OURS SHOULD BE AS WELL.
  • 00:16:52.401 --> 00:16:58.507
  • DON'T PUT YOUR HOPEIN OTHER PEOPLE,
  • 00:16:58.540 --> 00:17:00.175
  • YOU'RE GOING TO BE DISAPPOINTED.
  • 00:17:00.209 --> 00:17:02.077
  • D. L. MOODY, THE GREATEVANGELIST SAID IT THIS WAY,
  • 00:17:02.111 --> 00:17:06.315
  • "TRUST IN YOURSELF AND YOUARE DOOMED TO DISAPPOINTMENT.
  • 00:17:06.348 --> 00:17:10.619
  • TRUST IN YOUR FRIENDS ANDTHEY WILL DIE OR LEAVE YOU.
  • 00:17:10.652 --> 00:17:14.823
  • TRUST AND REPUTATION AND SOMESLANDEROUS TONGUE MAY BLAST IT.
  • 00:17:14.857 --> 00:17:21.263
  • BUT TRUST IN GOD AND YOUARE NEVER TO BE CONFOUNDED
  • 00:17:21.296 --> 00:17:23.632
  • IN TIME OR ETERNITY.
  • 00:17:23.665 --> 00:17:26.969
  • PRINCIPLE NUMBER TWO, STRENGTHENYOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
  • 00:17:27.002 --> 00:17:32.808
  • BEFORE THE BATTLE BEGINS.
  • 00:17:32.841 --> 00:17:35.744
  • STRENGTHEN YOURRELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
  • 00:17:35.777 --> 00:17:37.279
  • BEFORE THE BATTLE BEGINS.YOU KNOW
  • 00:17:37.312 --> 00:17:40.082
  • THE BASEBALL PLAYER WHOWAITS UNTIL THE WORLD SERIES
  • 00:17:40.115 --> 00:17:43.218
  • TO LEARN HOW TO SWING A BAT.
  • 00:17:43.252 --> 00:17:46.155
  • THE SOLDIER WHO WAITSUNTIL THE BULLETS ARE FIRED
  • 00:17:46.188 --> 00:17:48.857
  • FLYING OVERHEAD UNTIL HELEARNS HOW TO LOAD OF GUN.
  • 00:17:48.891 --> 00:17:52.628
  • THOSE MEN HAVE WAITED TOO LATE.
  • 00:17:52.661 --> 00:17:55.130
  • NOW THE TIME TO PREPARE ISBEFORE THE CONTEST BEGINS,
  • 00:17:55.164 --> 00:18:00.102
  • NOT IN THE MIDDLEOF THE CONTEST.
  • 00:18:00.135 --> 00:18:03.272
  • LET ME PRESS THAT ILLUSTRATIONJUST A LITTLE BIT FURTHER.
  • 00:18:03.305 --> 00:18:06.074
  • I WAS READING YESTERDAYIN DALLAS WILLARD'S BOOK,
  • 00:18:06.108 --> 00:18:08.577
  • "THE SPIRIT OF THE DISCIPLINES,"THIS BASEBALL ILLUSTRATION.
  • 00:18:08.610 --> 00:18:12.080
  • BY THE WAY, IT'S A GREATBOOK ON DISCIPLESHIP,
  • 00:18:12.114 --> 00:18:14.116
  • "THE SPIRIT OF THE DISCIPLINES."
  • 00:18:14.149 --> 00:18:16.051
  • BUT DALLAS WILLARD SAYS, "JUSTIMAGINE A TEENAGER WHO WANTS
  • 00:18:16.084 --> 00:18:19.254
  • TO BE A STAR BASEBALL PLAYER.
  • 00:18:19.288 --> 00:18:21.790
  • SO HE THINKS TO HIMSELF,
  • 00:18:21.823 --> 00:18:22.958
  • 'HOW DO I BECOME ASUPER BASEBALL PLAYER?'
  • 00:18:22.991 --> 00:18:25.594
  • 'WELL, I'LL WATCH ANDEMULATE THE ACTIONS
  • 00:18:25.627 --> 00:18:28.664
  • OF GOOD BASEBALL PLAYERS.'"
  • 00:18:28.697 --> 00:18:30.265
  • SO HE WATCHES HISFAVORITE BASEBALL PLAYER.
  • 00:18:30.299 --> 00:18:33.468
  • HE LOOKS AT HOWHE SWINGS THE BAT.
  • 00:18:33.502 --> 00:18:35.938
  • HE LOOKS AT HOW HESLIDES INTO HOME BASE
  • 00:18:35.971 --> 00:18:38.774
  • AND HE THINKS I'LL JUSTDUPLICATE THAT WHEN I'M UP TO
  • 00:18:38.807 --> 00:18:42.578
  • BAT AND WHEN I'M RUNNINGAROUND THE BASE.
  • 00:18:42.611 --> 00:18:44.046
  • SO AT NEXT SATURDAY'S GAME,
  • 00:18:44.079 --> 00:18:46.248
  • HE TRIES TO SWING JUSTLIKE HIS MODEL DOES.
  • 00:18:46.281 --> 00:18:50.252
  • HE TRIES TO SLIDE INTO HOMELIKE HIS MODEL PLAYER DOES.
  • 00:18:50.285 --> 00:18:54.423
  • IS HE SUCCESSFUL?
  • 00:18:54.456 --> 00:18:57.059
  • NO, NO, YOU CAN'T IMITATEWHAT SOMEBODY ELSE DOES
  • 00:18:57.092 --> 00:19:03.031
  • AND BE SUCCESSFUL BY WHATTHEY DO DURING THE GAME.
  • 00:19:03.065 --> 00:19:06.468
  • YOU SEE, WHAT HE FAILS TOUNDERSTAND IS THE REASON
  • 00:19:06.501 --> 00:19:09.171
  • THAT STAR PLAYER PLAYSTHE WAY HE DOES IS BECAUSE
  • 00:19:09.204 --> 00:19:12.207
  • OF THE HOURS HE SPENDS AWAYFROM THE GAME, TRAINING.
  • 00:19:12.241 --> 00:19:16.812
  • HOURS AND HOURS ANDHOURS OF PREPARATION.
  • 00:19:16.845 --> 00:19:20.449
  • DISCIPLINES HE GOES THROUGH,SAYING NO TO CERTAIN PRIVILEGES
  • 00:19:20.482 --> 00:19:24.319
  • IN HIS LIFE SO THAT HEBECOMES A PRIME ATHLETE.
  • 00:19:24.353 --> 00:19:28.123
  • NOTE, THE KEY TO SUCCESSIN THE GAME IS WHAT YOU DO
  • 00:19:28.156 --> 00:19:32.127
  • IN PREPARATIONAWAY FROM THE GAME.
  • 00:19:32.160 --> 00:19:35.297
  • SO MANY TIMES WE HEAR IT SAID,
  • 00:19:35.330 --> 00:19:36.665
  • "WELL, IF YOU WANT TOBE A GOOD CHRISTIAN
  • 00:19:36.698 --> 00:19:38.734
  • AND SUCCEED ANY TEMPTATIONAND TESTING IN YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:19:38.767 --> 00:19:43.138
  • ASK YOURSELF, "WHATWOULD JESUS DO?"
  • 00:19:43.171 --> 00:19:45.807
  • TRY TO BE LIKE, JESUS,TRY TO DO WHAT HE DID WHEN
  • 00:19:45.841 --> 00:19:49.244
  • HE WAS IN THE GARDEN
  • 00:19:49.278 --> 00:19:50.512
  • OR WHEN HE WAS IN THEWILDERNESS WITH SATAN.
  • 00:19:50.545 --> 00:19:52.514
  • IF YOU JUST TRY TO DOWHAT JESUS DID WHEN HE WAS
  • 00:19:52.547 --> 00:19:55.017
  • IN THE HEAT OF THE BATTLE,YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SUCCEED.
  • 00:19:55.050 --> 00:19:58.253
  • YOU SEE THE SECRET TO JESUS'SUCCESS IS WHAT HE DID
  • 00:19:58.287 --> 00:20:02.324
  • IN THE HOURS WHEN HE WASN'TBEING TRIED AND TEMPTED.
  • 00:20:02.357 --> 00:20:05.861
  • FOR EXAMPLE, THEBIBLE SAYS HE WENT
  • 00:20:05.894 --> 00:20:08.030
  • TO THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANEAS WAS HIS CUSTOM.
  • 00:20:08.063 --> 00:20:12.200
  • THIS WASN'T THE FIRST TIME HE'DBEEN TO THE GARDEN TO PRAY.
  • 00:20:12.234 --> 00:20:14.636
  • PRAYER WAS AN INTEGRALPART OF HIS LIFE.
  • 00:20:14.670 --> 00:20:17.272
  • MARK 1 TELLS US THATJESUS GOT UP AS A HABIT
  • 00:20:17.306 --> 00:20:20.342
  • IN THE EARLY MORNINGWHILE IT WAS STILL DARK
  • 00:20:20.375 --> 00:20:22.544
  • TO GO OUT AND PRAY.
  • 00:20:22.577 --> 00:20:24.446
  • HE WAS USED TO DOING THAT.
  • 00:20:24.479 --> 00:20:25.914
  • WE SAW IN LUKE'S GOSPEL,JESUS WENT TO THE SYNAGOGUE
  • 00:20:25.947 --> 00:20:28.483
  • AS WAS HIS CUSTOM.
  • 00:20:28.517 --> 00:20:31.787
  • EVERY WEEK HE WAS IN GOD'SHOUSE TO BE STRENGTHENED.
  • 00:20:31.820 --> 00:20:35.524
  • IF JESUS NEEDED THAT HOWMUCH MORE DO WE NEED THAT?
  • 00:20:35.557 --> 00:20:38.060
  • IT'S THE DISCIPLINES JESUSHAD OUTSIDE OF THE GAME
  • 00:20:38.093 --> 00:20:42.631
  • AND THE BATTLE THATMADE HIM SUCCESSFUL
  • 00:20:42.664 --> 00:20:44.966
  • WHEN TEMPTATIONAND TESTING CAME.
  • 00:20:45.000 --> 00:20:48.470
  • IF YOU WANT TO BESUCCESSFUL LIKE JESUS WAS,
  • 00:20:48.503 --> 00:20:50.605
  • IT MEANS PREPARING YOURSELF.THIRDLY, FAILURE IS INEVITABLE,
  • 00:20:50.639 --> 00:20:57.913
  • BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE FINAL.
  • 00:20:57.946 --> 00:21:01.483
  • FAILURE'S INEVITABLE BUT ITDOESN'T HAVE TO BE FINAL.
  • 00:21:01.516 --> 00:21:03.485
  • LISTEN TO THIS, JUDAS FAILED.
  • 00:21:03.518 --> 00:21:06.088
  • THE BIBLE SAYS HE WENTOUT AND HE HUNG HIMSELF
  • 00:21:06.121 --> 00:21:10.359
  • AND HE SPENT ETERNITYSEPARATED FROM GOD IN HELL.
  • 00:21:10.392 --> 00:21:14.730
  • PETER ALSO FAILED INJUST AS SERIOUS OF A WAY.
  • 00:21:14.763 --> 00:21:20.001
  • DENYING THAT HE KNEW THE LORDASKING GOD TO STRIKING DEAD
  • 00:21:20.035 --> 00:21:22.904
  • IF HE WAS LYING.HIS DENIAL WAS JUST AS SERIOUS
  • 00:21:22.938 --> 00:21:27.242
  • BUT PETER CONFESSED HIS FAILURE.HE FOUND GOD'S FORGIVENESS.
  • 00:21:27.275 --> 00:21:32.247
  • AND WITHIN SEVENWEEKS HE WAS STANDING
  • 00:21:32.280 --> 00:21:34.249
  • ON THOSE SOUTHERN STEPSOF THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM
  • 00:21:34.282 --> 00:21:37.519
  • AND HE PREACHED THEMOST COURAGEOUS SERMON
  • 00:21:37.552 --> 00:21:39.521
  • THAT HAVE EVER BEENPREACHED AT PENTECOST
  • 00:21:39.554 --> 00:21:41.623
  • AND 3000 PEOPLE WERE CONVERTED.
  • 00:21:41.656 --> 00:21:44.259
  • AND FROM THAT MOMENT ON,
  • 00:21:44.292 --> 00:21:45.560
  • HE SPENT HIS LIFEFOLLOWING JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:21:45.594 --> 00:21:48.230
  • REGARDLESS OF THE CROSS.
  • 00:21:48.263 --> 00:21:50.499
  • AND AT THE END OF HIS LIFE,HE WAS CRUCIFIED UPSIDE DOWN.
  • 00:21:50.532 --> 00:21:55.404
  • TRADITION SAYS HE WASCRUCIFIED UPSIDE DOWN
  • 00:21:55.437 --> 00:21:58.707
  • BECAUSE HE DID NOT FEELWORTHY TO BE CRUCIFIED
  • 00:21:58.740 --> 00:22:01.209
  • IN THE SAME MANNER ASTHE LORD JESUS HIMSELF.
  • 00:22:01.243 --> 00:22:06.715
  • THE HEAR ME THIS MORNING,YOU AND I ARE GOING TO FAIL
  • 00:22:06.748 --> 00:22:11.420
  • AND WE'RE GOING TO FAILMISERABLY AT SOME POINT IN OUR
  • 00:22:11.453 --> 00:22:15.390
  • LIFE. BUT YOU CAN CHOOSE HOW TORESPOND TO THAT FAILURE.
  • 00:22:15.424 --> 00:22:21.463
  • YOU CAN BE LIKEJUDAS AND ALLOW THAT
  • 00:22:21.496 --> 00:22:24.299
  • FAILURE TO DRIVEYOU AWAY FROM GOD
  • 00:22:24.332 --> 00:22:26.401
  • AND BE THE FINALWORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:22:26.435 --> 00:22:28.570
  • OR LIKE PETER, YOU CANCONFESS YOUR FAILURE,
  • 00:22:28.603 --> 00:22:34.609
  • FIND CHRIST FORGIVENESSAND RECEIVE IT
  • 00:22:34.643 --> 00:22:38.113
  • AND ALLOW YOUR FAILURE TODRIVE YOU INTO THE ARMS
  • 00:22:38.146 --> 00:22:42.451
  • OF THE GOD WHO LOVES YOU.
  • 00:22:42.484 --> 00:22:45.387
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:22:45.420 --> 00:22:49.858
  • WHENEVER JESUSTAUGHT THE DISCIPLES,
  • 00:22:49.891 --> 00:22:52.260
  • HIS TEACHING ALWAYS LEDTO A MOMENT OF DECISION.
  • 00:22:52.294 --> 00:22:56.731
  • IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO LISTENTO JESUS WITHOUT RESPONDING
  • 00:22:56.765 --> 00:22:59.901
  • WITH EITHER A YES OR A NO.
  • 00:22:59.935 --> 00:23:02.971
  • MY PRAYER IS THAT YOUDECIDE AS PETER DID
  • 00:23:03.004 --> 00:23:06.141
  • TO FOLLOW THE LORD, NOMATTER WHAT THE COST.
  • 00:23:06.174 --> 00:23:09.778
  • MESSAGES LIKE THIS ONEREMIND ME OF THE IMPORTANCE
  • 00:23:09.811 --> 00:23:12.314
  • OF OUR MISSION HERE AT,"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:23:12.347 --> 00:23:15.016
  • EVEN WITH THE MANY DISTRACTIONSIN OUR NATION AND OUR WORLD,
  • 00:23:15.050 --> 00:23:18.887
  • GOD'S MESSAGE HAS NOT CHANGED
  • 00:23:18.920 --> 00:23:21.523
  • NOR HAS THE LOVE OFGOD TOWARD YOU CHANGED.
  • 00:23:21.556 --> 00:23:25.060
  • THANK YOU FOR JOININGME IN THIS MINISTRY
  • 00:23:25.093 --> 00:23:27.529
  • BY GIVING SO GENEROUSLYSO THAT WE CAN SHARE
  • 00:23:27.562 --> 00:23:30.599
  • THE GOSPEL OF JESUSCHRIST WITH PEOPLE
  • 00:23:30.632 --> 00:23:33.735
  • IN NEED OF OUR SAVIOR.
  • 00:23:33.768 --> 00:23:35.871
  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE,
  • 00:23:35.904 --> 00:23:37.138
  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE"PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:23:37.172 --> 00:23:39.541
  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:39.574 --> 00:23:41.476
  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • AS WE BRING THE LIFE SAVINGMESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL
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  • TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
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  • TOGETHER, WE ARE SHININGTHE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD
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  • IN THE DARKNESS OF OUR DAY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ALL OF US GO THROUGHBETRAYAL OR ABANDONMENT
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  • AT SOME POINT IN OUR LIVES.
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  • BUT VERY FEW OF US EXPERIENCEBOTH ON THE SAME NIGHT,
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  • YET THROUGH JESUS' EXPERIENCEWITH JUDAS AND PETER,
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  • WE LEARN VALUABLELESSONS ON HOW TO RESPOND
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  • TO THE INEVITABLEPAIN THAT'S INFLICTED
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  • BY THOSE WE ONCE TRUSTED.
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  • WELL, THE STORY OF JESUS'JOURNEY TO THE CROSS
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  • IS ONE OF THE MOST GRIPPINGACCOUNTS OF ALL TIME.
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  • AND NEXT TIME ON "PATHWAYTO VICTORY," WE'RE GOING TO
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  • LOOK AT THE SIX TRIALS OF JESUS
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  • LEADING UP TO HIS CRUCIFIXION
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  • AND DISCOVER WHAT TOOK PLACEDURING THOSE FINAL HOURS
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  • OF HIS EARTHLY LIFE.
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  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEWOF WHAT'S COMING UP
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  • NOW COMING UP NEXT TIMEON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • LITERALLY EXCRUCIATINGMEANS OUT OF THE CROSS.
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  • THE PHYSICAL PAINASSOCIATED WITH CRUCIFIXION
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  • WAS SO HORRIBLE THAT AWORD HAD TO BE INVENTED
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  • TO DESCRIBE IT.
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  • OUT OF THE CROSSCAME HORRENDOUS PAIN
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  • HERE ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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