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Run Through the Bible: Old Testament

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August 23, 2020
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  • Ed Young: The church should bethe most creative entity in
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  • the world.
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  • The church is where it happens.
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  • The church is where we findpurpose, and meaning, and power.
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  • The church is the living,breathing body of Christ.
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  • Wisdom, though, is seeing lifethrough the perspective of God.
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  • You've never locked eyes withsomeone then Jesus did not
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  • die for.
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  • Ed Young: Thanks so much forwatching "Ed Young Television."
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  • You know, the next 30 minutes Ibelieve can change the course of
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  • your life.
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  • So sit back and lean in becauseI believe God is going to do
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  • some amazing things in your lifeand in mine.
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  • Ed Young: Well, I'm very excitedabout this series, "Run through
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  • the Bible."
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  • Not walk through the Bible, runthrough the Bible.
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  • Today, we began with the OldTestament.
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  • Next week, the New Testament.
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  • If you're like me, and I hate toconfess this, I grew up as a
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  • pastor's kid, as most of youknow.
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  • Had the opportunity to beinvolved in great churches.
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  • Had some cool Bible studyteachers, Sunday school
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  • teachers then.
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  • I went off to a Bible college.
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  • I majored in Christianity andcommunication.
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  • I attended the largestevangelical seminary in the
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  • world for four years.
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  • I received my Masters ofDivinity.
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  • I took several doctrinalclasses, then I left during the
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  • middle of that to help startFellowship.
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  • So I've had some really greattheological teaching.
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  • Brilliant men and women havetaught me God's Word and I'm
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  • thankful for that.
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  • However, no one in my ADD mindever really helped me--
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  • I hate to confessthis, but we are in church--
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  • helped me see the flow,
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  • and the story, and the contextof Scripture.
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  • In other words, I never reallyfelt like very many people
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  • zoomed out and told me, Okay Ed,here is the backdrop of what
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  • you're talkin' about.
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  • Because I took a story overhere, wow, that's a cool story
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  • about Adam and Eve.
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  • Took a story over there, Jonahgetting swallowed by a fish.
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  • Are you kidding me?
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  • Or maybe a Scripture verse inthe book of Judges, "Everyone
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  • did what was right in their owneyes," the Bible says, and they
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  • all messed up.
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  • So I would take bits and piecesand stories, maybe like you, and
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  • I found myself missing the flow,the context of stuff.
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  • And I think as you look at ourculture today, I think you would
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  • say in all fields of thoughtthat we're sort of like that,
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  • whether it be in economics,whether it be in government,
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  • whether it be in history.
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  • So often we just look at onelittle aspect and miss the flow.
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  • Well, let's talk about the OldTestament, 39 books written by
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  • 28 authors over 2.000 years.
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  • Two thousand years, this story.
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  • Then you have the New Testamentwhich was written over
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  • a generation.
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  • So in the New Testament, it tookthem about a generation to
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  • write that.
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  • The Old Testament, 2.000 years.
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  • The Old Testament, one of myprofessors told me, is the New
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  • Testament concealed and the NewTestament is the Old
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  • Testament revealed.
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  • It's very important tounderstand the Old Testament.
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  • You might be going, "Well, why?
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  • Why?"
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  • Well, when Jesus referred to theScriptures, he was talkin' about
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  • the Old Testament, When theApostle Paul was talking about
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  • the Scriptures, he was talkin'about the Old Testament.
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  • All of the doctrines in the NewTestament have their foundation
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  • in the Old Testament.
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  • What's so funny is I read arecent survey that in most
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  • evangelical churches, nine outof ten messages are from the
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  • New Testament.
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  • And I get it, that's great, butwe're leaving out these
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  • 39 books.
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  • That's why so often if you lookback at the menu of all of the
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  • messages that we've done atfellowship for 28 years, there
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  • is a pretty balanced menuregarding the text of the New
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  • Testament and the text of theOld Testament.
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  • So let's start.
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  • Let's start our run in thebeginning.
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  • What do you think?
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  • In the beginning.
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  • See this apple?
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  • And I'm gonna fly through this.
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  • We're running now.
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  • See this apple?
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  • That's the first icon.
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  • God made man.
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  • I don't know how he did it.
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  • No one knows.
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  • The Bible said it happened indays.
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  • Were those days squillions ofyears or 24-hour?
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  • I have no idea.
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  • The Bible says we have a freewill.
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  • God did not make us like robots.
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  • He gave us a choice.
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  • Adam and Eve chose, did theynot, to do their own thing their
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  • own way.
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  • They turned, sinned, before God.
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  • They tried to become rulers oftheir own lives.
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  • I still fight that, and so doyou.
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  • And I want you to noticesomething right here.
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  • Here's the point of application.
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  • God always initiates.
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  • He initiated this.
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  • He made man.
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  • Man had a choice.
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  • We fumbled the ball.
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  • We failed.
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  • We were evicted out of thegarden because of our sin.
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  • God's holy, he's perfect, we'renot.
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  • So man had some problems.
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  • You got the flood.
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  • You've got all sorts ofcraziness.
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  • You have things we'll talk aboutlater, the tower of Babel.
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  • But let's move on to thefranchise players.
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  • God picked a man, Abraham, fromUr of the Chaldees.
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  • He picked his son Isaac and hisson Jacob, these
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  • franchise players.
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  • They're not perfect.
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  • They're fallen and fallible, yetthese guys are men of faith.
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  • And he told Abraham, "Hey,Abraham, you're gonna father
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  • an amazing group of people.
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  • I mean, the group of peopleyou're going to father, there'll
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  • be as numerous as the sand onthe seashore, as the stars in
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  • the sky."
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  • Even though Abraham, and Isaac,and Jacob-- Jacob, we learned
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  • several weeks ago, was thefather of the 12 tribes
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  • of Israel.
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  • Even though they were whacked inmany ways, even though they were
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  • screwed up in many waysliterally, God used them.
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  • Another point of application.
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  • I'm glad that God hits straightlicks with crooked sticks.
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  • I heard that a long time ago.
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  • I'm a crooked stick.
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  • So are you.
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  • Isn't that great?
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  • That's God's grace and mercy.
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  • So to fill in the blank again,the fall of man, that's the
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  • apple, right?
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  • Secondly, the franchise players:Abraham, Isaac, Jacob.
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  • Jacob had a son named Joseph.
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  • Joseph was the guy with theGucci coat, the favored son.
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  • He was sold into Egyptianslavery by his own family.
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  • You think you come from adysfunctional family?
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  • What?
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  • They sold him into Egyptianslavery, told his dad he'd
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  • been killed.
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  • This is Joseph.
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  • We're talking Joseph.
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  • He goes down to Egypt and hebecomes the leader.
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  • I mean, like, the man of thiscountry.
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  • And because they had holy foods,
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  • and Jacob's family and their
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  • loved ones were in a famine, thefamily cruised down to big Egypt
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  • and they decided, "Hey, we likeEgypt.
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  • Joseph's the man.
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  • Everything's cool."
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  • And they hung out in Egypt andthey stayed in Egypt longer
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  • and longer.
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  • And Joseph clocked out, and thenyou have them multiplying
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  • because the children of Israelwent to God's fertility clinic
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  • of faith and reproduction, andyou have this massive nation
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  • in Egypt.
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  • Is this helping you?
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  • It helps me a lot.
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  • So they're in Egyptian bondagefor 400 years.
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  • I mean, they're most of thegross national product of the
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  • Egyptians, the Israelites.
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  • Well, bring in Moses.
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  • Starting at power forward,Moses.
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  • He had some serious momentum.
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  • "Oh Lord, I can't lead.
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  • I can't lead the people outbecause I stutter, because I'm
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  • not very eloquent.
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  • I just can't do it."
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  • Yet God picks unlikelypeople to do amazing things.
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  • So Moses takes them out ofEgyptian slavery.
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  • Don't you see the foreshadowingagain?
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  • Don't you see Jesus here?
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  • You see, we're in bondage tosin.
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  • We're freed up.
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  • So we have Moses being a shadow,a type, of Christ.
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  • Ed Young: I just want to say,again, a huge thanks for your
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  • generosity and for youpartnering with us.
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  • No matter where you are, nomatter what age or stage you
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  • find yourself in life, we havetools, we have books, we have
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  • resources to help you in thisendeavor.
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  • So if you're not a part of ourfamily here, we'd love for you
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  • to become a part.
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  • You can see what to do on thescreen.
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  • So again, thanks for yourgenerosity and let's go back to
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  • the message.
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  • Ed Young: So the Israelites areemancipated.
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  • They're free!
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  • And God sends them to the placewhere the old covenant
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  • went down.
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  • I'm talking about Mount Sinai.
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  • I'm talking about the TenCommandments.
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  • God gives Moses the TenCommandments.
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  • He gives Moses also theschematic of the tabernacle,
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  • very important, which is gonnabe a portable dwelling place of
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  • the presence of God until theyclose a real estate deal in the
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  • Promised Land.
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  • Are you with me?
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  • Just nod your head.
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  • I know it's a lot, but we'rehaving fun.
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  • So in Exodus, the blanks, Mosesleads Israel to freedom.
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  • So now, Moses receives the TenCommandments, he receives how
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  • the tabernacle should be built,and you have Israel on this
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  • vacation which is supposed totake, I don't know, maybe a
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  • month or two.
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  • It took them 40 years.
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  • Why?
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  • Because they were not obedient.
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  • Here's another point ofapplication.
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  • When we're obedient, rewards andblessings happen.
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  • I know it's simple, but let'sjust look at the story.
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  • When we're disobedient, we endup in slavery.
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  • We end up wandering in thewilderness.
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  • Instead of getting from point Ato point B in a direct fashion,
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  • oh, we go around, and down, andhere, and there, and yonder.
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  • Because the people weredisobedient, God allowed them to
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  • die in the wilderness.
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  • But a new person takes over whenMoses's ticket is
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  • punched, Joshua.
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  • And Joshua takes this new Hebrewgeneration into the Promised
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  • Land, closes this amazing realestate deal.
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  • Your blanks will say, "Theultimate real estate deal."
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  • Here's what God said to him.
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  • This is huge.
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  • God said, "Hey, Joshua.
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  • Take out, push out, destroyevery ungodly object and person
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  • from the land I've given you."
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  • Remember, he promised theA-train, Abraham, all of
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  • that stuff.
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  • "Abraham, you're the man.
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  • You're gonna father a greatnation.
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  • I'll give you this great place,this great tract of land, but
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  • you've got to obey me."
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  • God says, "J-Man, tell yourpeople, the 12 tribes, move
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  • everybody out."
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  • They almost did.
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  • I mean, they almost did it.
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  • Here's what I've learned aboutmy life.
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  • Maybe you've not learned this,but partial obedience
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  • is disobedience.
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  • Yeah, I'm partially faithful tomy spouse.
  • 00:13:49.708 --> 00:13:56.081
  • I'm partially honest inbusiness.
  • 00:13:56.115 --> 00:14:02.121
  • I'm partially, you know, a standup guy on my football team.
  • 00:14:02.154 --> 00:14:07.259
  • I mean, what?
  • 00:14:07.293 --> 00:14:09.495
  • So if we don't deal with the sinand chicanery in our lives, it
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  • will come back and bite us.
  • 00:14:16.268 --> 00:14:19.138
  • And that's what happened toGod's people.
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  • You're like, "Come on, God'speople!
  • 00:14:21.674 --> 00:14:24.877
  • What are you smoking?
  • 00:14:24.910 --> 00:14:26.345
  • What are you thinking?
  • 00:14:26.378 --> 00:14:28.247
  • I mean, God's told you what todo.
  • 00:14:28.280 --> 00:14:31.317
  • He's given you this amazingpiece of real estate and you're
  • 00:14:31.350 --> 00:14:35.521
  • not going to do what he said todo?"
  • 00:14:35.554 --> 00:14:40.125
  • So they mess up.
  • 00:14:40.159 --> 00:14:42.127
  • So when they mess up, God sendsjudges.
  • 00:14:42.161 --> 00:14:48.100
  • Samson was a judge.
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  • Samuel was a judge.
  • 00:14:50.769 --> 00:14:54.006
  • Gideon was a judge.
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  • Cats like that.
  • 00:14:56.675 --> 00:14:58.777
  • So Judges, we have the spincycle of rebellion.
  • 00:14:58.811 --> 00:15:05.351
  • So as you take a glance, as youlook at this, you're gonna be
  • 00:15:05.384 --> 00:15:09.688
  • like, "Okay."
  • 00:15:09.722 --> 00:15:11.457
  • You'll see the spin sin cycle inthe Old Testament.
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  • Forgetting God, falling,
  • 00:15:19.531 --> 00:15:26.105
  • failure, forgiveness.
  • 00:15:26.138 --> 00:15:30.442
  • Forgetting God, falling,failure, forgiveness.
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  • Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh, whoosh.
  • 00:15:37.249 --> 00:15:45.391
  • Sometimes people ask me, "Do yourehearse your sound effects?"
  • 00:15:45.424 --> 00:15:48.927
  • No, they just-- That soundspretty good, doesn't it?
  • 00:15:48.961 --> 00:15:52.231
  • Whoosh, whoosh.
  • 00:15:52.264 --> 00:15:53.932
  • But these modern ones, [quickly]
  • 00:15:53.966 --> 00:15:55.267
  • Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh, whoosh.
  • 00:15:55.300 --> 00:16:00.672
  • The spin cycle of sin andrebellion.
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  • Don't you know these judges werefrustrated, tryin' to bring them
  • 00:16:07.012 --> 00:16:11.583
  • back, trying to open up a can,tryin' to get up in their grill?
  • 00:16:11.617 --> 00:16:16.855
  • Well, here's what the peopledid.
  • 00:16:16.889 --> 00:16:18.190
  • Okay, how many parents do wehave?
  • 00:16:18.223 --> 00:16:20.726
  • Parents, parents, parents, okay,parents.
  • 00:16:20.759 --> 00:16:23.562
  • Kids love to say this, don'tthey?
  • 00:16:23.595 --> 00:16:25.731
  • They love to look at someoneelse and go, "I want what
  • 00:16:25.764 --> 00:16:29.401
  • they have.
  • 00:16:29.435 --> 00:16:31.670
  • They have this."
  • 00:16:31.703 --> 00:16:33.005
  • And it starts when they're tinyand it continues when
  • 00:16:33.038 --> 00:16:36.241
  • they're teenagers.
  • 00:16:36.275 --> 00:16:37.976
  • It's unbelievable.
  • 00:16:38.010 --> 00:16:39.344
  • I'm that way.
  • 00:16:39.378 --> 00:16:40.679
  • "Well, he has this.
  • 00:16:40.712 --> 00:16:42.047
  • I need that."
  • 00:16:42.081 --> 00:16:43.982
  • As adults, "I want that too."
  • 00:16:44.016 --> 00:16:47.019
  • So God's people saw theneighboring nations, these
  • 00:16:47.052 --> 00:16:51.323
  • ungodly nations that had kings,"God, we want a king too.
  • 00:16:51.356 --> 00:16:56.695
  • We want a king too."
  • 00:16:56.728 --> 00:16:58.964
  • Hashtag #wewantakingtoo wasfloating around everywhere.
  • 00:16:58.997 --> 00:17:03.535
  • It was really, really popular.
  • 00:17:03.569 --> 00:17:05.971
  • Well, you know what God did?
  • 00:17:06.004 --> 00:17:07.306
  • And this is interesting God didthis.
  • 00:17:07.339 --> 00:17:09.608
  • And God moves in mysteriousways, there's no doubt.
  • 00:17:09.641 --> 00:17:11.510
  • God said, "Well, you want aking?
  • 00:17:11.543 --> 00:17:13.245
  • You really want a king?
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  • Okay."
  • 00:17:15.147 --> 00:17:17.349
  • And God is that way.
  • 00:17:17.382 --> 00:17:18.951
  • Have you ever thought aboutthis?
  • 00:17:18.984 --> 00:17:20.285
  • Again, it's part of a freedom ofchoice we have.
  • 00:17:20.319 --> 00:17:22.821
  • When we get to the end of ourlife, God is not going to slam
  • 00:17:22.855 --> 00:17:26.191
  • dunk anybody to hell.
  • 00:17:26.225 --> 00:17:28.193
  • We make that choice.
  • 00:17:28.227 --> 00:17:29.661
  • God's gonna simply give us agreater measure of what we
  • 00:17:29.695 --> 00:17:32.231
  • desired on planet earth.
  • 00:17:32.264 --> 00:17:34.299
  • And it was almost like hispeople were saying, "We want
  • 00:17:34.333 --> 00:17:36.768
  • a king.
  • 00:17:36.802 --> 00:17:38.137
  • We want a king so bad.
  • 00:17:38.170 --> 00:17:39.471
  • We want a king."
  • 00:17:39.505 --> 00:17:40.839
  • You do?
  • 00:17:40.873 --> 00:17:42.174
  • Well, they get-- well, who didGod give them?
  • 00:17:42.207 --> 00:17:44.610
  • Saul.
  • 00:17:44.643 --> 00:17:47.546
  • Wow, oh, he's handsome.
  • 00:17:47.579 --> 00:17:50.749
  • He had like 4.3 millionfollowers on Insta.
  • 00:17:50.782 --> 00:17:56.555
  • I mean, this guy was GQ,shredded.
  • 00:17:56.588 --> 00:17:59.191
  • Didn't have a six-pack, he hadan eight-pack.
  • 00:17:59.224 --> 00:18:02.461
  • He had the right tats on andeverything.
  • 00:18:02.494 --> 00:18:04.363
  • He was just, like, the man.
  • 00:18:04.396 --> 00:18:08.267
  • But he was so eaten up withenvy, jealousy.
  • 00:18:08.300 --> 00:18:11.937
  • He spent most of his life tryin'to kill David.
  • 00:18:11.970 --> 00:18:16.942
  • And finally he said,T-t-t-t-that's Saul, folks.
  • 00:18:16.975 --> 00:18:22.114
  • If you're over 40, you got it,but if you're a millennial,
  • 00:18:22.147 --> 00:18:26.652
  • you're like, "What's he talkin'about?"
  • 00:18:26.685 --> 00:18:28.387
  • I don't give all of my humor formillennials, sorry.
  • 00:18:28.420 --> 00:18:31.156
  • Some of it is gonna be-- likeearlier, the reference about,
  • 00:18:31.190 --> 00:18:33.992
  • you know, the iPhone, pictures,millennials are, "Oh yeah,
  • 00:18:34.026 --> 00:18:37.095
  • I'm with you."
  • 00:18:37.129 --> 00:18:38.430
  • Some of the older folks arelike, "What are you
  • 00:18:38.463 --> 00:18:39.932
  • talkin' about?"
  • 00:18:39.965 --> 00:18:41.266
  • That humor was for those of us40 and over.
  • 00:18:41.300 --> 00:18:45.804
  • T-t-t-t-that's Saul, folks.
  • 00:18:45.837 --> 00:18:47.673
  • That's Saul-- Saul?
  • 00:18:47.706 --> 00:18:49.107
  • Do you get it?
  • 00:18:49.141 --> 00:18:50.976
  • Help me up here.
  • 00:18:51.009 --> 00:18:52.344
  • Remember, help me!
  • 00:18:52.377 --> 00:18:55.280
  • Then you've got David.
  • 00:18:55.314 --> 00:18:57.082
  • Well, David was awesome, but hemessed up because he went to
  • 00:18:57.115 --> 00:19:00.886
  • Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
  • 00:19:00.919 --> 00:19:04.990
  • Now, that was a joke foreveryone.
  • 00:19:05.023 --> 00:19:09.094
  • So David messed up.
  • 00:19:09.127 --> 00:19:10.762
  • Then Mr. Trustafarian-- you knowwhat that means, trustafarian?
  • 00:19:10.796 --> 00:19:16.034
  • Does anyone?
  • 00:19:16.068 --> 00:19:17.369
  • If you don't know what it meansif you're a trustafarian.
  • 00:19:17.402 --> 00:19:19.271
  • Okay, a trustafarian would be atrust funder.
  • 00:19:19.304 --> 00:19:23.175
  • If you grow up-- you grew up ina very wealthy family, your
  • 00:19:23.208 --> 00:19:27.512
  • family have these trust fundsfor you.
  • 00:19:27.546 --> 00:19:29.381
  • There's a lot of trust fundpeople in our world today.
  • 00:19:29.414 --> 00:19:32.818
  • They don't really do that much,they just kinda live off what
  • 00:19:32.851 --> 00:19:35.487
  • their family made.
  • 00:19:35.520 --> 00:19:37.222
  • So you know, Rastafarian, youknow, Bob Marley, trustafarian.
  • 00:19:37.256 --> 00:19:44.129
  • That's good.
  • 00:19:44.162 --> 00:19:45.831
  • I've got to explain my humornow.
  • 00:19:45.864 --> 00:19:47.666
  • See, I'm funnier than you think.
  • 00:19:47.699 --> 00:19:50.902
  • So the next time you seesomebody, you know, who's, you
  • 00:19:50.936 --> 00:19:53.705
  • know, 20 years old driving a$400.000 Rolls-Royce through
  • 00:19:53.739 --> 00:19:59.111
  • Dallas, or Miami, or Norman, go,"Hey, that's a trustafarian."
  • 00:19:59.144 --> 00:20:08.220
  • Well, you guys are moreenergetic because of the
  • 00:20:08.253 --> 00:20:12.557
  • time change.
  • 00:20:12.591 --> 00:20:13.892
  • I promise you, you are.
  • 00:20:13.925 --> 00:20:15.260
  • So Saul messed up, and you canjust see the kings didn't get
  • 00:20:15.294 --> 00:20:21.233
  • God's people where they wantedto go.
  • 00:20:21.266 --> 00:20:22.834
  • And because Saul messed up,David, because of the stall of
  • 00:20:22.868 --> 00:20:29.941
  • Saul, all of that, the kings,there were other kings, didn't
  • 00:20:29.975 --> 00:20:34.046
  • work out, so you have thedivision.
  • 00:20:34.079 --> 00:20:38.684
  • The division of the 12 tribes,very important, Israel in the
  • 00:20:38.717 --> 00:20:43.889
  • north, Judah in the south.
  • 00:20:43.922 --> 00:20:52.130
  • "Where are the prophets, Ed?
  • 00:20:52.164 --> 00:20:53.832
  • People like, you know, thesemouthpieces of God, prophets,
  • 00:20:53.865 --> 00:20:59.404
  • Isaiah, and Jeremiah, and Nahum,and Habakkuk, and people like
  • 00:20:59.438 --> 00:21:04.910
  • that, and Micah, and Malachi."
  • 00:21:04.943 --> 00:21:07.479
  • Well, the prophets are going tobe in this zone, they're gonna
  • 00:21:07.512 --> 00:21:13.685
  • be here in the split, they'regonna be here during the
  • 00:21:13.719 --> 00:21:18.590
  • eviction, and they're also goingto be here during the return.
  • 00:21:18.623 --> 00:21:23.161
  • The prophets.
  • 00:21:23.195 --> 00:21:24.529
  • Does that help everybody?
  • 00:21:24.563 --> 00:21:25.864
  • So it's not like, "Oh Malachi, Iguess he was over here when the
  • 00:21:25.897 --> 00:21:30.502
  • children of Israel--" No,Malachi was way over in this
  • 00:21:30.535 --> 00:21:35.741
  • zone, okay?
  • 00:21:35.774 --> 00:21:37.109
  • So that helped.
  • 00:21:37.142 --> 00:21:38.443
  • It helps me as a preacher, as acommunicator.
  • 00:21:38.477 --> 00:21:43.215
  • So you have this division.
  • 00:21:43.248 --> 00:21:46.318
  • Well, whenever we look to manfor answers, "Oh, I'm gonna--
  • 00:21:46.351 --> 00:21:51.790
  • I'm gonna search for my kingaway from God," we always end up
  • 00:21:51.823 --> 00:21:56.161
  • living a divided life.
  • 00:21:56.194 --> 00:21:59.131
  • Isn't that true?
  • 00:21:59.164 --> 00:22:00.832
  • So you have-- this is scaryhere-- Assyria, because God will
  • 00:22:00.866 --> 00:22:06.438
  • allow us to choose our choices,another point of application,
  • 00:22:06.471 --> 00:22:10.942
  • but not our consequences.
  • 00:22:10.976 --> 00:22:14.012
  • Let me say that again.
  • 00:22:14.045 --> 00:22:15.380
  • God will allow us to, students,choose our choices.
  • 00:22:15.414 --> 00:22:18.450
  • That's a free country.
  • 00:22:18.483 --> 00:22:19.818
  • Yeah, but we can't choose ourconsequences.
  • 00:22:19.851 --> 00:22:23.522
  • And when we look to man-- "Oh,we want a king too--" away from
  • 00:22:23.555 --> 00:22:27.959
  • God, division.
  • 00:22:27.993 --> 00:22:30.495
  • So Assyria comes in and theytake ten of the northern tribes
  • 00:22:30.529 --> 00:22:37.235
  • from Israel out.
  • 00:22:37.269 --> 00:22:39.171
  • We never hear from them again.
  • 00:22:39.204 --> 00:22:43.708
  • Who knows what happened?
  • 00:22:43.742 --> 00:22:45.076
  • Gone.
  • 00:22:45.110 --> 00:22:47.679
  • The two tribes, Judah, weretaken captive from
  • 00:22:47.712 --> 00:22:53.919
  • the Babylonians.
  • 00:22:53.952 --> 00:22:56.321
  • And then, to fast-forward itbecause of time, Persia comes in
  • 00:22:56.354 --> 00:23:02.527
  • and conquers everybody.
  • 00:23:02.561 --> 00:23:04.196
  • And they allow some of the Jewsto come back to J-town,
  • 00:23:04.229 --> 00:23:12.037
  • Jerusalem, rebuild the walls,Nehemiah, worship, Ezra.
  • 00:23:12.070 --> 00:23:20.679
  • And then you have it all moving
  • 00:23:20.712 --> 00:23:26.051
  • toward Malachi, who says,
  • 00:23:26.084 --> 00:23:31.189
  • "You're still not living for theLord.
  • 00:23:31.223 --> 00:23:33.658
  • You have moments in the spincycle of sin, whoosh, whoosh,
  • 00:23:33.692 --> 00:23:40.765
  • whoosh," "but you're still,"read the book of Malachi, last
  • 00:23:40.799 --> 00:23:45.370
  • book in the Old Testament,"under a curse."
  • 00:23:45.403 --> 00:23:51.943
  • So wait a minute.
  • 00:23:51.977 --> 00:23:53.411
  • Genesis, they're under a curse,so they started there
  • 00:23:53.445 --> 00:23:58.750
  • with a curse.
  • 00:23:58.783 --> 00:24:00.085
  • And now, all the way here, acurse.
  • 00:24:00.118 --> 00:24:06.858
  • The Old Testament is more of a
  • 00:24:06.892 --> 00:24:09.361
  • sideways movement of history.
  • 00:24:09.394 --> 00:24:17.402
  • Isn't that interesting?
  • 00:24:17.435 --> 00:24:19.170
  • Sideways.
  • 00:24:19.204 --> 00:24:20.539
  • Yeah, I mean, obviously God wasrevealing himself more and more.
  • 00:24:20.572 --> 00:24:24.776
  • Obviously we see God'sredemptive plan in the garden.
  • 00:24:24.809 --> 00:24:29.180
  • We see it mirrored with bondageand being freed up.
  • 00:24:29.214 --> 00:24:33.451
  • We see, of course, God judgingand warning.
  • 00:24:33.485 --> 00:24:37.455
  • And then we see, you know,repentance coming back
  • 00:24:37.489 --> 00:24:41.259
  • to J-town.
  • 00:24:41.293 --> 00:24:42.627
  • But, wow, Malachi, it ends witha curse and then you have 400
  • 00:24:42.661 --> 00:24:47.632
  • years of their phones being onsilent.
  • 00:24:47.666 --> 00:24:51.903
  • Four hundred years of silence.
  • 00:24:51.937 --> 00:24:58.777
  • And you just thought it was apage that separated the Old
  • 00:24:58.810 --> 00:25:01.279
  • Testament and the New Testamentin your Bible.
  • 00:25:01.313 --> 00:25:03.214
  • Oh, there's a blank page.
  • 00:25:03.248 --> 00:25:04.583
  • No, 400 years.
  • 00:25:04.616 --> 00:25:07.319
  • You have the Pharisees, andSadducees, and Greeks, and
  • 00:25:07.352 --> 00:25:10.422
  • Romans, and all this crazychaos.
  • 00:25:10.455 --> 00:25:15.627
  • That's the Old Testament.
  • 00:25:15.660 --> 00:25:17.796
  • That is the context and some ofthe concepts of the
  • 00:25:17.829 --> 00:25:24.436
  • Old Testament.
  • 00:25:24.469 --> 00:25:25.770
  • But I want you to get thecontent.
  • 00:25:25.804 --> 00:25:31.710
  • I've talked about the contextand the concepts, but what's
  • 00:25:31.743 --> 00:25:36.181
  • the content?
  • 00:25:36.214 --> 00:25:37.849
  • The content is Jesus.
  • 00:25:37.882 --> 00:25:43.321
  • The Old Testament is a "him"book.
  • 00:25:43.355 --> 00:25:46.524
  • It's all about him.
  • 00:25:46.558 --> 00:25:48.493
  • It's all about Jesus.
  • 00:25:48.526 --> 00:25:49.861
  • Because wherever you look, yousee Jesus.
  • 00:25:49.894 --> 00:25:54.299
  • I mean, wherever, wherever youlook, and if you don't, you're
  • 00:25:54.332 --> 00:26:00.105
  • not reading right.
  • 00:26:00.138 --> 00:26:06.277
  • It's about him.
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