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July 31, 2020
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Do you believe that you have to work for God's love? On the show today; Leon explains how this line of thinking can destroy the joy in your life.

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  • -ANNOUNCER: What would youchange in your life?
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  • - What if you could unleash themiraculous in your
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  • everyday life?
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  • - Experience freedom, live inpeace, change the world. Become
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  • Spirit Contemporary. Join LeonFontaine, world renowned
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  • conference speaker, seniorpastor of Canada's fastest
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  • growing church, and CEO ofCanada's only Christian TV
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  • station. Today, on THE SPIRITCONTEMPORARY LIFE.
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  • -LEON FONTAINE: When you try toearn God's grace, you're calling
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  • Him a liar because God's alreadygiven to you. If you begin to
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  • beg in prayer for something fromGod, and Peter taught us that He
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  • has given us all things thatpertain to life and godliness.
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  • You are calling God a liar.You are saying,
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  • "I do not trust you."
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  • -ANNOUNCER: In John 10:10, itsays that Jesus came to give us
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  • life, and life more abundantly.So, why is there such a
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  • disconnect between this biblicalpromise, and how most Christians
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  • live today? Why have so manybelievers become spiritually
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  • weak, and ineffective at sharingJesus' message of love? THE
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  • SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is theanswer. It's being led by Holy
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  • Spirit, but in a contemporaryway. It's being Jesus and
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  • demonstrating His love in wayspeople can understand and
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  • appreciate. Spirit Contemporaryis unique for everyone. It never
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  • compromises the truth, and itnever makes others feel
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  • uncomfortable. It's freeingyourself from religious
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  • constraints, and walking freelyin God's amazing grace, for His
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  • purpose. THE SPIRIT CONTEMPORARYLIFE is absolutely crucial if
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  • the global church and her peopleare going to change the world.
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  • - Later in the show, we'll tellyou how you can reserve your
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  • copy of today's resource. Enrichyour soul and renew your mind
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  • with this timely series.
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  • - And now, from Winnipeg,Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: You're to ask me, "Leon,what do you think is the number
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  • one problem amongst believers?"I would say the message that I'm
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  • going to share today. I believeto understand this is so
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  • crucial. It's not complicated,but yet at the same time it's
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  • something that it's deep. Deepdoesn't always have to be
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  • complicated. I like what thisgentleman once said, he said,
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  • "Life is deep and simple. Whatthe world gives us is shallow
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  • and complicated." Never thinkthat the depths of the truths of
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  • God that are so profound andpowerful that they're
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  • unreachable. God has designedthem to be known. You know,
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  • revelation is to know thebeautiful truths of God's Word.
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  • Let me read from Galatians 5,here's what it says, "If you
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  • seek to be justified anddeclared righteous and to be
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  • given a right standing with Godthrough the Law, you are brought
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  • to nothing and so separated,severed from Christ. You have
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  • fallen away from grace, fromGod's gracious favor and
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  • unmerited blessing." Wow. Let megive you one more verse that
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  • they could go down a littlefurther on my notes to Galatians
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  • 2:21. It says here, "I do notfrustrate the grace of God. For
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  • if righteousness comes by thelaw, then Christ is dead in
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  • vain." This word frustrate meansto neutralize. To give you an
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  • understanding of biblical words,the word faith means to trust,
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  • to be at complete trust in Him.Grace, however, is God's
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  • ability, His strength, Hispower. Some get it mixed up and
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  • they think faith is the power.No, faith or pistis in the Greek
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  • is to trust, to believe, toknow. And so but grace,
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  • everyone, which is God's abilityin your life and it's a favor.
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  • You don't ever earn it. It'sgiven to you as a favor. So this
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  • Jesus with all this ability andall this life is in your spirit
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  • man because you are a three-partbeing. Body, soul, and spirit.
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  • Jesus is within your spirit. Andwhat lets this tremendous power,
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  • ability, peace, joy, love,healing, prosperity, blessing,
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  • etcetera. What lets this flowinto your life is faith in
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  • Christ. Jesus is the author andthe finisher of our faith. So
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  • Ephesians 2 says that by graceare you saved through faith. So
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  • this grace that is available toeveryone must be believed,
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  • accepted. And then it comes andchanges your life. Now, what's
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  • interesting is his talking to agroup of Galatians. And the book
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  • of Galatians is, man, does hejust nail them because they had
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  • been given this beautifulrelationship with Jesus. All of
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  • this ability was theirs to walkin and to enjoy and they started
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  • progressively going back intoearning it. You see, when you
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  • try to earn God's grace, you'recalling Him a liar because God's
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  • already given to you. If youbegin to beg in prayer for
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  • something from God, and Petertaught us that He has given us
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  • all things that pertain to lifeand godliness. You are calling
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  • God a liar. You are saying, "Ido not trust you." And so in
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  • this relationship with God, youmust continue to grow in God's
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  • Word especially in the area ofwhat did Jesus do on the planet.
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  • That He died for your sin. Ifyou're a follower of Christ and
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  • you wonderfully and easily gaveyour life to Him. But then found
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  • living the Christian life to beincredibly hard. Then you didn't
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  • live a Christian life. You fellfrom grace. You, instead of
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  • continuing in the grace that youreceived for your salvation and
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  • you should be walking in everyday. Here it says you have
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  • fallen from grace. That does notmean that you're not going to be
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  • able to go to heaven if you'vegiven your life to Christ. It is
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  • saying that this fall from gracemeans you are now on your own
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  • trying to live for God. InRomans it teaches us that the
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  • carnal mind or the human mind.Okay, just the earthly human
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  • mind is at enmity with thespirit man. In other words, you
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  • are if you're not careful,you're going to quickly slide
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  • back into trying to earn it andif things aren't working. What
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  • do I need to do? Okay, well,I'll stop chewing and I'll stop
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  • dancing and I'll stop watchingtoo much news and I'll give
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  • more. We're always looking forthings to do as though do, and
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  • this is back into earning. Thisis back into you trying to
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  • achieve something so that Godwill bless you and it's calling
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  • God a liar when you do that.It's not taking. It's not
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  • recognizing all that He's done.And so it says here you have
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  • fallen from grace. Or Galatians2:21 where you have frustrated.
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  • Okay, you've frustrated thegrace of God. The word frustrate
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  • literally means to neutralizeGod's grace. So this incredible
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  • life of following Jesus was noteven being the designed to do it
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  • in your strength, your skill,your power. You were to do it
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  • with His ability. So when youtalk about this two powerful
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  • words, faith which is a trustingin Christ and what He has done.
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  • And grace which is His abilitythat is yours and it's Christ
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  • ability in you. Your faith thenmust be in Jesus' finished work.
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  • And sometimes we get toodoctrinal. And I don't care if
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  • you have a little bit of worddifferent to how I -, Just do
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  • this, recognize at the heartlevel what Christ has done for
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  • you. And as you learn tomeditate, it is this meditative
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  • process that begins to thinkthrough what Jesus has done that
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  • causes this faith to rise up.And to those who haven't raised
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  • in the faith movement whounderstand the power of
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  • confession. Let me give you abit of a packing word. Rather
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  • than speaking two specificissues in your life. Like,
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  • "Leon, my body is not completelyhealthy. Leon, I could use more
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  • money. I'm going to speak tothat. Leon, my relationships.
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  • There's struggle there. So I'mgoing to speak to that. You
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  • know, to tell you the truth Istruggled with panic attacks.
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  • I'm going to speak peace. Youknow, I'm not as happy as I want
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  • to be. So I'm confessing versesfor joy." And, I mean, there's
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  • probably twenty things you'dlike to change. Before you begin
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  • to focus on the promisesspecifically and uniquely. One
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  • of the most crucial things isfor you to focus on your
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  • identity. You see, the greatestbattle you are ever going to
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  • fight is not with the devil.It's not with God. It's not with
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  • people. It's not with yourspouse. The greatest battle you
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  • will ever fight will be betweenyour real identity and your
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  • perceived identity. That's whereall the struggle takes place.
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  • Where do you? What do you focuson as your identity? What you
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  • focus on your gifting, yourskills? How much money you make?
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  • How good looking you are? Howmuch fun you are? If your
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  • identity comes from anythingoutside of God's love, okay?
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  • Then you're going to be a messbecause nothing is stable except
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  • God. Your career will never bealways stable. People who love
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  • you are going to go up and down.You know, if it's your looks,
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  • guess what, time flew andgravity happens. What do you get
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  • your identity from? And so onceyou establish what you look to
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  • for your identity, there in liesyour self-worth. And so it's
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  • crucial that we get our identityfrom Christ and then that
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  • self-worth stabilizes us to sucha beautiful degree that in
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  • career, in relationships, and inall the other areas as you apply
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  • yourself. You're secure becausenobody can touch your
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  • self-worth. No one. Now, youridentity isn't, "I'm trying to
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  • get healed." It's I am thehealed of the Lord. I own it.
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  • I'm the heir. And as an heir inGod's family, everything that is
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  • God has been freely given to me.I'm not trying to become
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  • prosperous. I am wealthy andblessed. I'm in the family. I am
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  • the heir. It has already beengiven to me. And you begin to
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  • look at the promises of God froman identity perspective rather
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  • than from I have to use my faithon prosperity. I have to use my
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  • faith on healing. I have to usemy faith on peace. And by the
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  • way, don't get me wrong. If I'min a middle of a battle or
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  • something's going wrong in thearea of my life and it's got to
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  • do with peace. Man, there'snothing better I love to speak.
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  • The verses of peace. But as abeliever, if you do not
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  • establish yourself as to who youare. If you are a plumber, then
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  • I guess your life goes up anddown with whatever happens in
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  • plumbing. If you are goodlooking. Well, I guess whoever
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  • is better looking in the roomputs you down. And if it's all
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  • ugly people in the room, you'regoing up. If you're talented.
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  • Well, I guess when your talentis being observed, you feel
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  • good. But if you're in a crowdof people who've never seen your
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  • talent. Then you're trying sohard to raise yourself up by
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  • showing every -, What a messlife can become. So when you
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  • recognize that I am the redeemedof the Lord. I have been bought
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  • and paid for with such expense.That it's the blood of the Son
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  • of God that was shed to purchaseme. What's the value that He
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  • paid for me? And as you begin tofind verses and you begin to
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  • meditate on Jesus died for me.The sin question has been
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  • removed. He accepts me. Jesustook the curse that goes with
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  • sin. It's no longer if somethinghappens to me. It means my
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  • chickens have come home toroast. It means, well, I had
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  • this issue when I was 19. No oneknows what I've struggled with
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  • over here. No. I'm sorry. Thecurse that goes was taken as
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  • well. And this resurrectionlife, when Jesus rose from the
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  • dead, the Bible says that werose with Him. When Jesus arose
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  • in front of His disciples andsat at the right hand of the
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  • Father, a position of authority.We are in Christ. Which means
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  • you will never have to pleadwith God for some authority to
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  • get through something or forsome blessing. No, because it's
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  • all been given. You are in thefamily and one of the most
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  • powerful. I'm going to wordthis, one of the most powerful
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  • way you can walk in theblessings and the favor of God
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  • is to consistently recognize,meditate as to who your identity
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  • is. Who are you? I am a child ofGod. I am an heir of everything
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  • that was left to me which iseverything that Christ has. He
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  • is in me. I can't even give awaymy salvation because I'm not the
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  • one that secured it. Jesus did.You understand this new covenant
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  • is not between you and God. It'sbetween Jesus and God. So that
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  • Jesus will never break thatcovenant and I am in Christ. It
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  • brings new meaning to that versethat says in Galatians. I am
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  • crucified, which means killed. Iam killed with Christ.
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  • Nevertheless I live, but yet notI, it is Christ who lives in me.
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  • And the life I now live, I liveby faith in the Son of God. Now,
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  • listen close. It doesn't say Ilive by faith in one specific
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  • promise. Your faith is in theSon who qualifies you for the
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  • promise. Learn the promises soyou know your rights and
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  • privileges. But my faith is inthe Son who gave Himself for me.
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  • You know, you and I, God doesnot have a problem with you and
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  • I becoming great in the eyes ofpeople. He's the one that said,
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  • "Him who desires to be great, bethe servant of all." He's the
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  • one that said, "He'll exalt youin due time." Did you know that
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  • even when it comes to thisworld, that how are we going to
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  • reach this world for Jesus?Well, we're going to debate with
  • 00:16:18.563 --> 00:16:21.867
  • the Muslims and the Hindus andthe New Agers. We're going to
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  • prove to the best debaters whowe are. We're going to get
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  • apologists and, just stop. TheBible says the way that God's
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  • going to reach the world isthrough His goodness. It is the
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  • goodness of God that leads a manto repentance. Oh, where is the
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  • world going to see His goodness?Not in their life, they don't
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  • even know Him. No. John 10:10says Jesus came that you might
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  • have life and have it moreabundantly. Which means superior
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  • in quality. So every area ofyour life should be superior to
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  • what the world has. And then theother thing this verse means is
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  • innumerable in quantity. So whenit comes to quantity, they
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  • should look at the quantities ofthe blessings of God whatever
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  • that would be and be in awe ofGod's goodness in your life. And
  • 00:17:16.088 --> 00:17:20.058
  • by the way, God's grace doesn'talways solve your problem. Now,
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  • listen close to what I mean bythat. Healing, everything that
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  • is in the new covenant thatJesus died for and all of the
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  • promises, healing, prosperity,health, joy, peace. That's all
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  • yours. But there are otherthings that Paul was
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  • experiencing that God couldn'tdo for him. I'll give you an
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  • example. What if I was startingto pray this prayer. Yeah, Lord.
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  • I love pastoring. I've beendoing this now for decades. I
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  • just don't like the murmurs andthe complains. Can You just kill
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  • them? And the people who gossipabout me. If You could just take
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  • them out, too. And, oh by theway, now that we've got blogging
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  • and social media. Anyone thatcome, just take them out, too.
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  • Can you really do that? No. Aslong as other pastor, is there
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  • always going to be people riseup against me? Of course. So
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  • God's grace isn't taking themout. God's grace is rising me
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  • up. So when you go throughwhat's going on and someone,
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  • "Hey, Leon. You hear this?"Yeah. "Did you read it?" Why
  • 00:18:20.652 --> 00:18:22.921
  • would I read? I know who I am.Why I'm going to ask for that
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  • guy's thinks I am? I just walkin love, in joy, and expect that
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  • things are going to happen.People going to come against
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  • you. You all have that -, Canyou imagine if as you are
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  • working in your career in thatcompany and also someone starts
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  • stabbing your back. Yeah, Lord,kill them in Jesus' name. You
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  • know, and then as you begin togo in and someone else's is
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  • trying to turn everybody againstyou. Take him out, Father. Take
  • 00:18:43.775 --> 00:18:46.178
  • him out. Take him out. God's notgoing to do that. What He's
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  • going to do? He's going to makeyou so at peace, so strong. That
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  • as you walk by the liars and thebackstabbers and those who were
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  • stepping all over your hands tobeat you, you know, to that
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  • thing. You could just know thereis no one that can stop what
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  • God's grace is doing in my life.There's no one that can stop
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  • what God, where God is takingme. It doesn't matter how much
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  • you lied. It doesn't matter howmuch you brag. It doesn't matter
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  • how much you do. The favor ofGod is on my life. So you can be
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  • at peace. What God has willed,nobody can stop. Let God's Word
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  • be true and every man a liar. Soyou'd be at peace. So when we
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  • talk about this ability of God,this grace. Remember this, by
  • 00:19:28.453 --> 00:19:33.558
  • grace are you saved throughfaith. As you study what Jesus
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  • has done for you and I, you getan understanding of how all
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  • encompassing this grace is. Andif you are living a season right
  • 00:19:45.270 --> 00:19:50.475
  • now, where you feel like youhave fallen from grace. If
  • 00:19:50.508 --> 00:19:54.346
  • you've given your life toChrist, that doesn't mean you're
  • 00:19:54.379 --> 00:19:56.815
  • missing heaven. It just meansthis grace to live daily. This
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  • grace to do what Jesus saidwhere His yoke is easy, and His
  • 00:20:01.052 --> 00:20:05.023
  • burden is light. If you arewalking out the Christian life
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  • and you're looking to me going,"Leon, it's so hard!" Sorry,
  • 00:20:08.627 --> 00:20:11.696
  • there's no verse for that. Itmeans you've fallen from grace.
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  • You know, and don't complicateit. You know, if someone said,
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  • "Leon, we want you to dig a10-foot deep trench for 7 miles.
  • 00:20:21.773 --> 00:20:26.077
  • Oh, by the way, here's a backhoeand a whole company of
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  • backhoes." It's easy. But if Idon't talk to the backhoes, run
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  • the backhoe, and I get myshovel. This is hard. God's
  • 00:20:32.384 --> 00:20:35.954
  • grace is His ability. God'sgrace is His peace, His joy. It
  • 00:20:35.987 --> 00:20:40.625
  • is His healing power. It is Hisfavor, His blessing, His
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  • prosperity, His wisdom, Hisknowledge. Anything you can find
  • 00:20:43.862 --> 00:20:47.499
  • in the promises of God are yoursand they're wrapped up because
  • 00:20:47.532 --> 00:20:51.536
  • Jesus qualifies you. He is theauthor and the finisher of your
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  • faith. From faith to faith. Soif you're struggling, I'm going
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  • to encourage you to stop seeingthe Bible as kind of just a get
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  • rich quick book or, you know,pass go, collect $200.00, don't
  • 00:21:04.616 --> 00:21:09.220
  • go to jail, get a jail freecard. And begin to recognize I
  • 00:21:09.254 --> 00:21:12.190
  • need to know this Jesus becausein the knowing of this Jesus is
  • 00:21:12.223 --> 00:21:16.828
  • a place of revelation where I'mgoing to fall in love with Him.
  • 00:21:16.861 --> 00:21:20.265
  • And I think you need torecognize that Jesus is for your
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  • best. He is here to bless yourlife with everything Jesus died
  • 00:21:23.301 --> 00:21:28.640
  • for and qualified you for. Andso what God wants to do is take
  • 00:21:28.673 --> 00:21:33.178
  • you until the world sees on yousuch favor they want the God you
  • 00:21:33.211 --> 00:21:39.984
  • serve. And all this otherChristian doctrine, you know,
  • 00:21:40.018 --> 00:21:45.156
  • stuff that the God's going toallow this and kill that. Just
  • 00:21:45.190 --> 00:21:50.161
  • read your Bible. And as you do,a confidence will rise up and
  • 00:21:50.195 --> 00:21:54.366
  • you will live a life where God'sgrace. You don't have to fall
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  • from grace. And by the way,don't think, "I'm going to mess
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  • it." Listen, this happens to meso many times. You know, as a
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  • pastor of Springs Church anddifferent sites and all the
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  • buildings and lands and theissues that go with it. And with
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  • MIRACLE CHANNEL and the thingsthat were going on there. And
  • 00:22:10.915 --> 00:22:13.852
  • then with over here with SpringsChristian Academy and the things
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  • are happening. It's actuallyeasy for me when I stay in His
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  • grace. But every once in awhile, if I start going, you
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  • know, and I start just down.I've got problems. I've got
  • 00:22:27.198 --> 00:22:30.535
  • right blah de dah. You could getso out of sort so fast. And in
  • 00:22:30.568 --> 00:22:35.306
  • those times, I literally havefallen from grace. I have
  • 00:22:35.340 --> 00:22:39.411
  • frustrated His grace withoutrealizing it. I've gone back to
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  • trying to get something workingso God's blessing will come back
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  • on me and there's nothing leftfor me to do for God's blessing.
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  • There's things to do for me toput in systems and structures
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  • and to listen to Him aboutcreative ideas. Of course, there
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  • is. God blesses the work of myhands. But when it becomes,
  • 00:22:58.530 --> 00:23:02.534
  • where I'm just freaking out,losing it, stress out, sick.
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  • Then something's wrong becauseJesus said My yoke, the
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  • teachings of Jesus. Those areeasy, and My burden is light.
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  • -LEON: I often talk aboutunconditional love or toxic
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  • love. This is an important thingto understand because toxic love
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  • is when you love somebody whenthey earn your love. And it's
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  • usually the way most of theplanet shows their love. If you
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  • love me, I'll love you. We caneven raise our kids where we
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  • show them greater love when theyachieve more. Now, we need to
  • 00:25:26.611 --> 00:25:31.749
  • encourage them to achieve butlove must be like this. I love
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  • you the way you are as mess upor as perfect whatever you think
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  • you are. And so thisunconditional love is an
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  • unconditional value. That's theword for love in the Bible. It
  • 00:25:46.030 --> 00:25:49.601
  • means to value. So I'm going tovalue you as a person even when
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  • you mess up, when you destroyyour own ability to get
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  • anywhere. When you're not a niceperson, you still have value
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  • because God wants you to chooseHim. And when I love my
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  • children, when I love my wife,when I love the people around
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  • me. I must always remember tolove them, to recognize their
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  • value. Even if they don'treciprocate. Even if they're not
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  • going to show me love and value.God loves you. We call that
  • 00:26:16.227 --> 00:26:21.032
  • unconditional love. And thislove of God when it's in us as
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  • believers, we should learn toshow that unconditional love or
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  • value for all those around us.
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