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January 5, 2021
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Fly through the clouds with Jim Scudder, Jr. in this special aviation episode of InGrace.

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  • We're gonna teachyou how to fly,
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  • and we want you to knowhow to soar for the Lord.
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  • Jim: Ever since I was a boy,
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  • I've been fascinatedwith God's creation.
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  • I'm traveling the planet totell his story about his world.
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  • I'm Jim Scudder Jr., comewith me on another exciting
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  • adventure in grace.
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  • Jim: Today, we needto go to Springfield,
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  • Illinois, to meet with somelawmakers and also open the
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  • senate in prayer.
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  • We'll fly out of ChicagoExecutive Airport and cut
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  • the travel time ofdriving by two-thirds.
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  • Along the way, let me teach youa little bit about aviation and
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  • how to soar for the Lord.
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  • The first thing you dowhen you get to an airplane
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  • is you do a pre-flight.
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  • You walk around the airplaneand you check things,
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  • you make sure it has fuel,you make sure it has oil,
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  • you make sure all theparts are intact,
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  • the tires have air,there's no cracks,
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  • there's nothing fallingoff the airplane.
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  • You wanna do a thoroughpre-check because you'd
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  • rather be on the ground wishingyou were up there than up there
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  • wishing you were on the ground.
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  • So, that's the firstthing you need to do.
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  • And what's the corollaryto the Christian life?
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  • It's simple: Startyour day with the Lord.
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  • Spend some time in the Word,spend some time in prayer.
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  • It's so important that wetake the time to do a pre-flight
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  • every day in our lives so thatwe can have the day that God
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  • wants us to have.
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  • We've been prepared, we study.
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  • Another thing that pilots dobefore they even get to the
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  • airport is take timethe night before,
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  • two or three days before,looking at weather patterns,
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  • weather systems, makingsure all the stuff is ready.
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  • And so many times in life, wedon't take the time to prepare,
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  • and we need to do thatin our Christian life.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • male: Tower, turnright to northwest,
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  • turn right 1-6, clear fortakeoff, winds 2-1-0-9er.
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  • male: Okay, clearleft, clear right.
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  • Mixture is rich, boostis on, fuel is on hold.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jim: Today on the program,
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  • we're gonna teachyou how to fly.
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  • No, not just airplanes, butwe're gonna teach you how
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  • to soar in your Christian life.
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  • Anytime that you look atanything in this world,
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  • we can see parallelswith spiritual things.
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  • So, when we fly airplanes,there are life lessons that
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  • we're gonna exploretoday on our program.
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  • Just gonna show you someof the basics about aviation.
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  • All airplanes have somesort of control, like a yoke.
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  • This one has a sideyoke, it's called,
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  • and it kind of leaves thewhole rest of the cockpit open.
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  • This is a Cirrus SR22,a very nice airplane.
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  • We learn how to fly inthese types of airplanes.
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  • The one feature that thisairplane has that very few
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  • have is an onboardparachute system.
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  • So, if we had an engine failureand I didn't have a runway I
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  • could land on, we have aparachute system that you
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  • deploy by pulling this handle.
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  • I'm not gonna do it,but we pull that handle.
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  • And out of the backof the airplane,
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  • it fires off with a rocket,a parachute that deploys,
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  • and the whole airplane willfloat down under a parachute.
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  • It's happened many times, andmany people have been saved
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  • by a system like this, so it'sa really, really nice backup.
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  • Anytime you fly, airplanescan be dangerous,
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  • and you have tomitigate that danger,
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  • make them as safe as possible.
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  • Flying an airplane'spretty simple.
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  • You have a controller thatwill help you pitch up or down.
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  • And there's an elevator onthe back of the airplane
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  • that pitches up and down.
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  • And if it pitches up, thenose is gonna go up.
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  • If it pitches down, thenose is gonna go down.
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  • So, that's how youcontrol your altitude.
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  • It's really the attitudeof the airplane determines
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  • the altitude of the airplane.
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  • The other axis isyour left and right,
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  • so you're turning to the right.
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  • You have ailerons on the wingsthat will deflect one one way or
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  • the other way, and thatwill help bank into a turn.
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  • And that'll help youcontrol that axis.
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  • So, you have up anddown, left and right,
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  • and then you also have yourrudder pedals that controls
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  • the nose of the airplaneso that the nose is pointing
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  • the direction theairplane is traveling.
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  • Really, all of that'spretty simple.
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  • The complicated stuffwith flying is learning
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  • the emergencies, learningcertain air speeds and all
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  • of that, obviouslyit's complicated.
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  • But the actual stick-and-rudderflying isn't that complicated.
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  • For many years, mendreamed of flying.
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  • They would look at the birdsand they would just imagine
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  • what would it be like.
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  • And within the lifetimeof our grandparents,
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  • airplanes were invented.
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  • And a lot of the earlyaviation inventors died,
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  • but they brought us a prettycool technology that has been
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  • able to take us to new heightsand bring us places that we
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  • never imagined wecould get so quickly.
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  • I had the aviationbug when I was a kid,
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  • and I just dreamed of flying.
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  • I would always look up in thesky and every airplane that
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  • went over, I was fascinatedand mesmerized by it.
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  • I would always goup into the cockpit,
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  • that was back in the day,the security wasn't as bad,
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  • and I would be able to sitin there and just see all
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  • the different buttonsand dials and knobs
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  • and just imagine whatit would be like to fly.
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  • Well, my life didn't turnout to be a commercial pilot
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  • or even a missionary pilot.
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  • I thought maybe I could be likeNate Saint and those that used
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  • airplanes to bring the gospelinto the jungle regions.
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  • But that wasn't whatGod wanted for me,
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  • and I decided to become a pastorand give up a dream of flying.
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  • And so, I did that, I wentto Bible college and became
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  • a pastor, and I was content.
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  • I said, "Lord, this is what youwant from me, and I'm happy.
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  • I wanna do whatyou want me to do."
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  • And then maybe 20 years, 30years after I became a pastor,
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  • it became apparent that weneeded to use aviation for
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  • the ministry, and so Igot my pilot's license,
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  • and I was so happyto be able to fly.
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  • And now we use the airplane toget places to minister and to
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  • promote what we're doingin our Bible college
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  • and to film these TV shows.
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  • Jim: These are verycomplicated machines.
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  • This airplane hasa piston engine,
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  • so you have a lotof moving parts,
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  • a lot of design, a lot ofpeople over time to develop
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  • an engine like this.
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  • It takes a lot of manpower,
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  • brainpower to createjust the engine.
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  • Then you have systemslike the fuel.
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  • This airplane hasfuel on both sides,
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  • and you switch back andforth from the tanks.
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  • And it has a fuel pump,a boost, it has backups.
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  • It has all sorts of reallygreat avionics on this airplane.
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  • There's so much technology andwork and engineering that has
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  • gone into just the avionics,the communication, radio,
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  • also using independentlittle tablets, the iPads.
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  • And this airplane tookyears and years to develop,
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  • a lot of engineers todevelop the carbon fiber
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  • of the airplane, the shapeof the wing, you know,
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  • how it's manufactured.
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  • So, it's very complicated,and this is a small airplane.
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  • Can you imagine how complicatedthese commercial airplanes are,
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  • and all the systems and all thebackups that they have to have?
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  • What's the point?
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  • Well, the point is that welive in a world that is far
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  • more complicatedthan this airplane.
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  • One cell in your human body,there's billions of cells,
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  • one cell is more complicatedthan this airplane by far.
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  • And we say that humans andanimals in this world came
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  • about by random chance.
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  • It would be laughable if I wereto tell you that this amazing
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  • machine came about by randomprocesses and just by chance,
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  • just over millions of years,this thing just kind of evolved.
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  • See, it can't happen.
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  • And I think the complexityof an aircraft is a beautiful
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  • illustration of taking a mind,or many minds, to create this.
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  • And we do disservice toGod when we say that we
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  • came about by randomprocesses and accidents.
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  • No, God is a far greaterdesigner that we could ever be.
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  • And he spoke thisworld into existence.
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  • Remember that as you lookaround and you see the world,
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  • we did not get here byaccident and by chance.
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  • And I love that, because thatalso means that he cares about
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  • me, he has a purpose and adesign for me and my life.
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  • And that is very fulfilling.
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  • male: Tower, on a straightin for runway 2-2--
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  • clear to land.
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  • And clear to landfor runway 2-2.
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  • Jim: It's starting to getbumpy 'cause it's windy,
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  • so we'll slow usdown a little bit.
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  • And we need to get theairplane below 120 knots
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  • to deploy some flaps.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • capitol and also openingthe senate in prayer,
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  • now it's time to fly back toChicago and learn a little bit
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  • more about flying andapplying those lessons
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  • to the Christian life.
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  • Jim: So, we've got ourpre-flights out of the way,
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  • we've done our checklist, andso what we're gonna do now
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  • is call the tower andtell them we're ready,
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  • holding at runway 3-1.
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  • Then they'll give usinstructions on whether
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  • we can take the runwayand takeoff or not.
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  • So, let's listenand see what happens.
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  • male: Springfield tower,ready to go on runway 3-1.
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  • male: Roger, turnright on course,
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  • runway 3-1 clear for takeoff.
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  • male: Runway 3-1clear for takeoff.
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  • Jim: Okay, boost ison, mixture's rich,
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  • clear left, clear right.
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  • We're advancing the throttleslowly so we can get all the
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  • way up to the full power.
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  • The airplane's accelerating,we're looking for 80 knots,
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  • and then we rotate by pullingthe stick back a little bit.
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  • And there's rotationspeed, rudder,
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  • and we get going up about90, 85 knots, 100 knots.
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  • We get away from the ground asquick as you can so we can get
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  • up to the altitude that you candeploy the parachute safely at.
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  • And a right turn.
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  • Then we'll put our flaps up, andthe parachute is now an option.
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  • When you're flying, you'regonna discover that we know
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  • where we're gonna go, thelanding is secure,
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  • but the route isall over the place.
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  • There could be an emergency,there could be the president,
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  • there could beweather in your way.
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  • And so, you just have to beready for a different route.
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  • And in the Christian life,if you know Christ the Savior,
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  • your destination is secure, youknow for sure you're on your way
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  • to heaven, but the routecould be interesting.
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  • Don't ever get so stuck on,"This is what I'm gonna do
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  • with my life," because Godmight have a totally different
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  • plan, and it's so that you canavoid some problems and so that
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  • you can have some opportunities
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  • that you wouldn't havehad any other way.
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  • male: Main door--
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  • We'll do one of thepattern and full stop?
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  • male: AndSpringfield tower--
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  • Can we do one of thepatterns with full stop?
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  • male: Sure, make aright, close traffic,
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  • runway 3-1, clear to land.
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  • male: Right, close traffic,again runway 3-1, clear to land.
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  • Jim: So, what we have isa little bit of a whistling.
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  • And we think one of thedoors isn't closed all
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  • the way latched, so it'salways safer just to,
  • 00:12:51.423 --> 00:12:54.426
  • you know, stop, takeyour time, go check it out.
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  • We're gonna go ahead and landon the same runway we took off
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  • of and make sureeverything's good.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jim: Nothing inthe door, right?
  • 00:13:10.375 --> 00:13:11.710
  • Okay.
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  • male: Everything's good,we're gonna touch back
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  • and depart again.
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  • male: [Inaudible]turn right on course,
  • 00:13:16.348 --> 00:13:17.649
  • runway 3-1, clear for takeoff.
  • 00:13:17.683 --> 00:13:19.785
  • male: Right on course, andclear for takeoff on runway 3-1.
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  • Jim: So, always beflexible as a Christian.
  • 00:13:24.823 --> 00:13:27.125
  • Your destination is secure,but your route will vary.
  • 00:13:27.159 --> 00:13:30.729
  • It's really notthat complicated,
  • 00:13:30.762 --> 00:13:32.230
  • and neither isthe Christian life.
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  • Love God, serve him,spend time with him,
  • 00:13:34.099 --> 00:13:36.969
  • walk with him, andyou'll be successful
  • 00:13:37.002 --> 00:13:39.771
  • in your Christian life.
  • 00:13:39.805 --> 00:13:41.106
  • Another important part offlying an airplane is you
  • 00:13:41.139 --> 00:13:44.176
  • have to continueto move forward.
  • 00:13:44.209 --> 00:13:46.411
  • There's no stoppingwhile you're flying,
  • 00:13:46.445 --> 00:13:48.313
  • there's no reversewhile you're flying.
  • 00:13:48.347 --> 00:13:49.982
  • You're either going forwardor you're going down.
  • 00:13:50.015 --> 00:13:53.285
  • And my friends, that's thesame in the Christian life.
  • 00:13:53.318 --> 00:13:55.854
  • You need to moveforward for the Lord.
  • 00:13:55.887 --> 00:13:57.823
  • Don't ever become stagnant,don't ever think, "Well, I can
  • 00:13:57.856 --> 00:14:00.092
  • just coast, or I can justput on the parking brake."
  • 00:14:00.125 --> 00:14:03.295
  • No, you need to move forward,you need to stay excited,
  • 00:14:03.328 --> 00:14:05.931
  • you need to stay engaged andinvolved in other people's
  • 00:14:05.964 --> 00:14:08.133
  • lives, in the lifeof your local church.
  • 00:14:08.166 --> 00:14:10.769
  • Don't ever let your Christianlife become stagnant.
  • 00:14:10.802 --> 00:14:15.340
  • Jim: Okay, so we're inthe phase of flight that
  • 00:14:15.374 --> 00:14:18.010
  • is really critical.
  • 00:14:18.043 --> 00:14:19.945
  • It's important that weunderstand what's happening
  • 00:14:19.978 --> 00:14:22.314
  • with the airplane, we'rewatching all the numbers,
  • 00:14:22.347 --> 00:14:24.282
  • but we're on autopilot now.
  • 00:14:24.316 --> 00:14:26.451
  • We set it at aaltitude of 5500 feet.
  • 00:14:26.485 --> 00:14:28.754
  • And once the planegets up to 5500 feet,
  • 00:14:28.787 --> 00:14:30.922
  • it'll level off.
  • 00:14:30.956 --> 00:14:32.824
  • And again, we're just kindof monitoring everything.
  • 00:14:32.858 --> 00:14:35.660
  • We have a destination ofChicago Executive Airport,
  • 00:14:35.694 --> 00:14:40.165
  • so once we get close to Chicago,we're gonna have to get down
  • 00:14:40.198 --> 00:14:42.834
  • below what's called thebravo shelf or the B shelf.
  • 00:14:42.868 --> 00:14:46.171
  • And that just keeps us out ofthe airspace for Chicago O'Hare
  • 00:14:46.204 --> 00:14:49.441
  • or Chicago Midway arrivals.
  • 00:14:49.474 --> 00:14:53.845
  • Jim: You know,airplanes do crash.
  • 00:14:53.879 --> 00:14:55.280
  • There's fewer and fewercommercial airplanes that crash,
  • 00:14:55.313 --> 00:14:57.449
  • and that's good.
  • 00:14:57.482 --> 00:14:58.784
  • We have a lot of good trainingand a lot of good maintenance
  • 00:14:58.817 --> 00:15:00.552
  • now, but airplanes still crash.
  • 00:15:00.585 --> 00:15:03.055
  • The number one thingthat we do wrong as pilots
  • 00:15:03.088 --> 00:15:05.724
  • is we commit errors.
  • 00:15:05.757 --> 00:15:07.893
  • And it could be allsorts of errors.
  • 00:15:07.926 --> 00:15:09.594
  • It could be a misjudgingof the calculation of fuel
  • 00:15:09.628 --> 00:15:12.898
  • or not planning properly or notmaintaining something properly.
  • 00:15:12.931 --> 00:15:16.501
  • Even new pilots will show off,
  • 00:15:16.535 --> 00:15:18.937
  • they'll go fly overtheir house and stall.
  • 00:15:18.970 --> 00:15:21.173
  • And it's amazing howmany pilots have crashed
  • 00:15:21.206 --> 00:15:24.543
  • because of pilot error.
  • 00:15:24.576 --> 00:15:26.411
  • And I believe in the Christianlife that is inexcusable for
  • 00:15:26.445 --> 00:15:29.948
  • us to have pilot error.
  • 00:15:29.981 --> 00:15:31.650
  • Now, I'm not saying we'llnever make mistakes,
  • 00:15:31.683 --> 00:15:33.452
  • but I'm saying the Bible is fullof people making mistakes that
  • 00:15:33.485 --> 00:15:36.354
  • we can learn from.
  • 00:15:36.388 --> 00:15:37.689
  • Then let's learn from them,and let's not commit those same
  • 00:15:37.722 --> 00:15:41.426
  • errors and makethose same mistakes.
  • 00:15:41.460 --> 00:15:43.462
  • And you have God that will helpyou avoid those pilot errors
  • 00:15:43.495 --> 00:15:47.432
  • in your life.
  • 00:15:47.466 --> 00:15:49.334
  • Another thing that gets pilotsin trouble, flying into storms.
  • 00:15:49.367 --> 00:15:53.405
  • Now, sometimes stormsare unavoidable in life.
  • 00:15:53.438 --> 00:15:56.842
  • There are things thatare going to come,
  • 00:15:56.875 --> 00:15:58.977
  • but there's a lot of things thatwe do that are just foolishness.
  • 00:15:59.010 --> 00:16:02.481
  • We could've seen it coming,we could've planned,
  • 00:16:02.514 --> 00:16:04.850
  • we could've asked forwisdom, but we didn't.
  • 00:16:04.883 --> 00:16:07.285
  • And we find ourselves instorms that we could've avoided.
  • 00:16:07.319 --> 00:16:10.489
  • The pilot has a lot oftools to avoid storms.
  • 00:16:10.522 --> 00:16:13.125
  • We have pre-flight weather.
  • 00:16:13.158 --> 00:16:15.460
  • We can look at that,we can call people
  • 00:16:15.494 --> 00:16:17.195
  • and ask for their opinion.
  • 00:16:17.229 --> 00:16:18.830
  • And then while we're flying, weactually have the weather now in
  • 00:16:18.864 --> 00:16:21.466
  • the cockpit that's downloadedfrom radar and other sources.
  • 00:16:21.500 --> 00:16:25.837
  • And it's so helpful for us toavoid these storms because a
  • 00:16:25.871 --> 00:16:29.708
  • storm will destroy a planelike this and a big Boeing
  • 00:16:29.741 --> 00:16:33.478
  • or a big Airbus just the same.
  • 00:16:33.512 --> 00:16:35.714
  • Storms will do a lot of damage.
  • 00:16:35.747 --> 00:16:37.883
  • If you ever get into the storm,they tell the pilot just keep
  • 00:16:37.916 --> 00:16:40.752
  • going straight andlevel as best you can,
  • 00:16:40.785 --> 00:16:43.021
  • slow down, and just keep going,
  • 00:16:43.054 --> 00:16:44.656
  • and eventually you'llget through it.
  • 00:16:44.689 --> 00:16:46.458
  • And I think God, whenyou're in a storm,
  • 00:16:46.491 --> 00:16:48.527
  • will help you get through it.
  • 00:16:48.560 --> 00:16:50.095
  • He has promised that,
  • 00:16:50.128 --> 00:16:51.663
  • and he will help youin your times of need.
  • 00:16:51.696 --> 00:16:55.634
  • Sometimes we needto fly in the cloud.
  • 00:16:55.667 --> 00:16:58.737
  • And once you're in the cloud,you don't have any reference
  • 00:16:58.770 --> 00:17:01.573
  • to the horizon anymore,and it can be so deceiving.
  • 00:17:01.606 --> 00:17:06.077
  • I remember taking off once, wetook off right into some clouds.
  • 00:17:06.111 --> 00:17:09.648
  • And as soon as wegot into the cloud,
  • 00:17:09.681 --> 00:17:10.982
  • the controller said,"Turn right, heading 1-8-0."
  • 00:17:11.016 --> 00:17:13.618
  • So, I turned right,heading 1-8=0.
  • 00:17:13.652 --> 00:17:15.820
  • And I was turning, and myinstruments were telling me
  • 00:17:15.854 --> 00:17:18.924
  • I was turning, but I didn't feellike we were turning anymore.
  • 00:17:18.957 --> 00:17:23.628
  • The plane was still turning,but it felt like we had stopped
  • 00:17:23.662 --> 00:17:26.031
  • turning, so my reactionwas to turn more,
  • 00:17:26.064 --> 00:17:29.067
  • and that would've put meinto a graveyard spiral,
  • 00:17:29.100 --> 00:17:31.570
  • and it would've crashed us.
  • 00:17:31.603 --> 00:17:33.238
  • You cannot dependon your feelings.
  • 00:17:33.271 --> 00:17:35.740
  • You have to depend onwhat you know is true.
  • 00:17:35.774 --> 00:17:38.543
  • And the Bible gives us truth.
  • 00:17:38.577 --> 00:17:40.412
  • Also, the Bible tells usto keep our eyes on Christ.
  • 00:17:40.445 --> 00:17:43.982
  • When we're coming into a landingand we're in bad weather,
  • 00:17:44.015 --> 00:17:46.318
  • we can't see outside,
  • 00:17:46.351 --> 00:17:47.652
  • we use what's calledInstrument Landing System.
  • 00:17:47.686 --> 00:17:50.121
  • And on the gauges infront of us is a cross.
  • 00:17:50.155 --> 00:17:52.757
  • And if you'll keepthat cross centered,
  • 00:17:52.791 --> 00:17:54.392
  • you'll come all the way down toa safe landing on the runway.
  • 00:17:54.426 --> 00:17:58.697
  • Keep your eyes on the crossof Christ, and you will make
  • 00:17:58.730 --> 00:18:03.435
  • a perfect landing every time.
  • 00:18:03.468 --> 00:18:08.740
  • Jim: One thing I love aboutaviation is you get to gain
  • 00:18:08.773 --> 00:18:12.577
  • the perspective of a large area.
  • 00:18:12.611 --> 00:18:15.513
  • In other words, you getto see the big picture.
  • 00:18:15.547 --> 00:18:17.949
  • I think so often, we're sofocused on our problems and
  • 00:18:17.983 --> 00:18:20.452
  • our little world, which I mean,we all do that and it is
  • 00:18:20.485 --> 00:18:24.723
  • important to focus on thosethings, but we lose perspective,
  • 00:18:24.756 --> 00:18:28.927
  • we lose the gloryand majesty of God.
  • 00:18:28.960 --> 00:18:32.130
  • When you're up in an airplane,you get to have these clouds.
  • 00:18:32.163 --> 00:18:34.299
  • And right now, we have thisreal thin layer behind us,
  • 00:18:34.332 --> 00:18:37.068
  • the sun is setting, and it'sjust a beautiful scene.
  • 00:18:37.102 --> 00:18:40.605
  • And the more I fly, the more Irealize how beautiful creation
  • 00:18:40.639 --> 00:18:44.576
  • is, how amazing God is.
  • 00:18:44.609 --> 00:18:46.678
  • He can paint a brand-newsunset every night
  • 00:18:46.711 --> 00:18:50.181
  • and a brand-newsunrise every day.
  • 00:18:50.215 --> 00:18:52.384
  • God's mercies are new every day,
  • 00:18:52.417 --> 00:18:54.552
  • and you need to glorifyhim and praise him.
  • 00:18:54.586 --> 00:18:56.721
  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:18:56.755 --> 00:19:05.764
  • Jim: Well, I hope you enjoyedour program today about flying.
  • 00:19:05.797 --> 00:19:08.466
  • And I want you to flyand soar like an eagle.
  • 00:19:08.500 --> 00:19:11.703
  • That's what God wants for you.
  • 00:19:11.736 --> 00:19:13.471
  • Don't be a buzzard.
  • 00:19:13.505 --> 00:19:14.906
  • Don't be content to be on theground eating dead, rotted meat.
  • 00:19:14.939 --> 00:19:19.411
  • Soar for God.Do great things for the Lord.
  • 00:19:19.444 --> 00:19:22.047
  • Stay excited for him,
  • 00:19:22.080 --> 00:19:23.848
  • and it'll be worth itall when we see Jesus.
  • 00:19:23.882 --> 00:19:27.919
  • When you fly an airplane,
  • 00:19:27.952 --> 00:19:29.254
  • you have to be really,really careful.
  • 00:19:29.287 --> 00:19:30.622
  • You wanna makesure you're prepared,
  • 00:19:30.655 --> 00:19:32.290
  • you wanna make surethat you have practiced,
  • 00:19:32.324 --> 00:19:34.392
  • you wanna make sure you knowall the emergency procedures.
  • 00:19:34.426 --> 00:19:37.529
  • But if you do crashand you do die,
  • 00:19:37.562 --> 00:19:42.033
  • I am not afraid of that.
  • 00:19:42.067 --> 00:19:43.668
  • Now, I'm not sayingI wanna die,
  • 00:19:43.702 --> 00:19:45.070
  • but I'm not afraid of death,because I have put my trust
  • 00:19:45.103 --> 00:19:48.073
  • in Jesus Christ.
  • 00:19:48.106 --> 00:19:49.574
  • I wanna serve theLord while I have breath,
  • 00:19:49.607 --> 00:19:51.643
  • and I don't wanna do anythingstupid that will end my life,
  • 00:19:51.676 --> 00:19:54.379
  • but I know one dayall of us will die,
  • 00:19:54.412 --> 00:19:57.182
  • whether it be in a caraccident or a plane accident
  • 00:19:57.215 --> 00:20:00.151
  • or just cancer or old age.
  • 00:20:00.185 --> 00:20:03.054
  • So, how do weavoid eternal hell?
  • 00:20:03.088 --> 00:20:06.324
  • How do we avoid eternalseparation from God?
  • 00:20:06.358 --> 00:20:09.194
  • I think everyone knowsthat that is a real thing.
  • 00:20:09.227 --> 00:20:12.230
  • Let me share something with youthat will help you understand
  • 00:20:12.263 --> 00:20:14.999
  • how you can get to heaven.
  • 00:20:15.033 --> 00:20:16.601
  • The Bible says thatwe all have sin.
  • 00:20:16.634 --> 00:20:19.204
  • This is you, this isme, and this is sin.
  • 00:20:19.237 --> 00:20:21.706
  • We all have sin.
  • 00:20:21.740 --> 00:20:23.274
  • This is God, and our sinseparates us from God.
  • 00:20:23.308 --> 00:20:26.544
  • He is righteous, he isholy, he's perfect.
  • 00:20:26.578 --> 00:20:28.780
  • We don't deserveto go to heaven.
  • 00:20:28.813 --> 00:20:31.816
  • We deserve to go to hell.
  • 00:20:31.850 --> 00:20:33.752
  • And we can't get ridof the sin ourself.
  • 00:20:33.785 --> 00:20:35.553
  • The wages of sin isdeath, the Bible says,
  • 00:20:35.587 --> 00:20:37.589
  • and all have sinned and comeshort of the glory of God.
  • 00:20:37.622 --> 00:20:39.724
  • So, what are we gonna do?
  • 00:20:39.758 --> 00:20:41.659
  • Well, God loves you, God soloved the world that he gave
  • 00:20:41.693 --> 00:20:44.596
  • his only begotten Son, thatwhosoever believeth him should
  • 00:20:44.629 --> 00:20:49.200
  • not perish but haveeverlasting life.
  • 00:20:49.234 --> 00:20:52.303
  • You see what happened?
  • 00:20:52.337 --> 00:20:53.638
  • Jesus came, he died,he rose again,
  • 00:20:53.671 --> 00:20:55.607
  • he's the Son of God,he takes our sin.
  • 00:20:55.640 --> 00:20:57.876
  • And when we trust in him,when we believe in him,
  • 00:20:57.909 --> 00:21:01.613
  • we will not perish buthave everlasting life.
  • 00:21:01.646 --> 00:21:04.783
  • You can know for sureyour destination is heaven,
  • 00:21:04.816 --> 00:21:07.886
  • and you can never lose whatyou have that is eternal.
  • 00:21:07.919 --> 00:21:11.055
  • Put your trust in Jesus Christ,
  • 00:21:11.089 --> 00:21:13.224
  • and you will haveeverlasting life.
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