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Between Two Advents Part 1

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  • because you have invited usinto yours so many times.
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  • We live and breathefor one primary thing
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  • at Living Proof,and that is to see
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  • people come to lovethe Lord Jesus Christ
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  • with everything in themthrough the study of his Word,
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  • to love God's Word,to live on God's Word.
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  • That is the greatest joyon earth to us.
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  • Every time I speak now,I know that ultimately,
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  • that particular message is goingto come around to our program,
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  • and I can have people like you
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  • on the other sideof that screen.
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  • And so I want you to knowI think about you
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  • every single time I teach now,and you are so important to us.
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  • As we flip the calendarto a brand-new year,
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  • I wonder if you would considercoming alongside us
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  • at Living Proofand partnering with us
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  • through a year end gift.
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  • We would pray to besuch good stewards of it,
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  • and it would go such a long waywith eternal results,
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  • we pray that God would bringforth fruitfulness from it
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  • in the lives of peopleas they seek to know him
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  • and to do his will.
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  • Listen, we could not possiblydo it without donors like you,
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  • so we are so gratefulfor your help.
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  • Thank you so much.
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  • (Beth Moore)You and I are at a timein history between two advents,
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  • the first advent of Christand the second advent of Christ.
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  • And what I want to suggestto you is that
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  • that is a peculiar place to be,and we feel it.
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  • We in this diaspora,
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  • we the peopletemporarily residing abroad
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  • in a place that doesnot feel like home to us.
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  • And most of the time,we do not know why.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • (Beth)Turn with me please to the bookof 1 Peter and chapter 1,
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  • 1 Peter and chapter 1.
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  • You're going all the way deepin your New Testament,
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  • and I'm going to start readingat verse 1 through verse 13.
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  • Let it sink in as we go.
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  • "From Peter, an apostleof Jesus Christ,
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  • "to those temporarilyresiding abroad in Pontus,
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  • "Galatia, Cappadocia,the province of Asia
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  • "and Bithynia,
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  • "who are chosen accordingto the foreknowledge
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  • "of God the Father by beingset apart by the Spirit
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  • "for obedienceand for sprinkling
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  • "with Jesus Christ's blood.
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  • "May grace and peacebe yours in full measure.
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  • "Blessed be the God and Fatherof our Lord Jesus Christ.
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  • "By his great mercy he gave usnew birth into a living hope
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  • "through the resurrectionof Jesus Christ from the dead,
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  • "that is, into an inheritanceimperishable, undefiled,
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  • "and unfading.
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  • "It is reserved in heavenfor you,
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  • "who by God's powerare protected through faith
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  • "for a salvation readyto be revealed
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  • in the last time."
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  • Oh, it starts gettinghere in verse 6,
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  • "This brings you great joy,although you may have to suffer
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  • "for a short timein various trials.
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  • "Such trials show the provencharacter of your faith,
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  • "which is much more valuablethan gold,
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  • "gold that is tested by fire,
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  • "even though it is passing away,and will bring praise and glory
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  • "and honor when Jesus Christis revealed.
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  • "You have not seen him,but you love him.
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  • "You do not see him now,but you believe in him,
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  • "and so you rejoicewith an indescribable
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  • "and glorious joy becauseyou are attaining
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  • "the goal of your faith--the salvation of your souls.
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  • "Concerning this salvation,
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  • "the prophets who predictedthe grace that would come to you
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  • "searchedand investigated carefully.
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  • "They probed intowhat person or time
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  • "the Spirit of Christwithin them was indicating
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  • "when he testified beforehandabout the sufferings
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  • "appointed for Christand his subsequent glory.
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  • "They were shown that they wereserving not themselves but you,
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  • "in regard to the thingsnow announced to you
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  • "through those whoproclaimed the gospel
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  • "to you by the Holy Spiritsent from heaven,
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  • things angels longto catch a glimpse of."
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  • Look at the beginning again,look back at verse 1,
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  • it's written by Peter,an apostle of Jesus Christ.
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  • If you're familiarwith the gospels,
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  • you are familiar with Peter.
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  • Of all the apostles you would bemost familiar with Peter
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  • in all probability.
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  • And it says, "To thosetemporarily residing abroad."
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  • Wherever you live is whereyou are temporarily residing
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  • abroad if you are in Christ.
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  • Because we're going to seethat we are gathered
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  • into the same kind of peoplethat he's about to describe.
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  • So, he takes on, then,five different cities,
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  • Pontus, Galatia,Cappadocia,
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  • the province of Asia,and Bithynia.
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  • And so what he's doing--
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  • if we were to lookon a map--
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  • we would look inwhat was Asia Minor
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  • or what is modern Turkey today,and we would find
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  • five different locationsthat would make--
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  • if we were to drawa line between them
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  • and connect the dots--
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  • they would roughlymake a circle.
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  • And one reason why we would seethat in a number of cities
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  • that are located close togetherin a letter,
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  • and in many ancient lettersand pieces of correspondents
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  • you'd see something like this,
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  • because they weregoing to go
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  • from city to city to cityby a courier that was doable.
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  • That it was few enough milesthat they could get
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  • from one locationto the next to the next.
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  • Taking that letter,reading it to those,
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  • then going to the next place,reading it to those.
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  • So, in thesefive different locations,
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  • there were these early,early New Testament churches,
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  • these little nascent,baby churches
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  • that had already beenbrought into existence
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  • by the Holy Spiritof the living God,
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  • and that's whohe's talking to.
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  • And he says, listen to this,"Chosen according
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  • "to the foreknowledgeof God the Father
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  • "by being set apartby the Spirit
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  • for obedience and for sprinklingwith Jesus Christ's blood."
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  • So, by this time there arethe Jewish people
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  • that have been giventhis Promised Land,
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  • very few of whomare living in it.
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  • And they were calledthe diaspora,
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  • it's a word that means--it's a sowing term,
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  • and by sowingI mean S-O-W-I-N-G.
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  • It means to scatter seed.
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  • It's the most gorgeous thing,
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  • because whenthe New Testament church
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  • was institutedin Acts chapter 2,
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  • when God pours outhis Holy Spirit
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  • and their tonguesare lit with fire,
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  • and they preach the gospelin all these different languages
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  • and so many come to know Jesus,
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  • he had told thembefore he ascended,
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  • "You will be witnessesto me here of me,
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  • "here in Jerusalem,then in Judea,
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  • "and then on to Samariaand into the uttermost parts
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  • of the world."
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  • Well, when the persecution brokeout so hotly, they scattered.
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  • So, only a little communityof Jewish Christians
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  • remained in Jerusalem,and they were under James
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  • the half brotherof Christ's leadership.
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  • And many of the rest of themscattered all over the place,
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  • so what were they doing?
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  • They were taking the gospelto all of those places.
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  • And they were being obedientto the Spirit already,
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  • but I do want to suggest to youwhen God says go,
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  • sometimes he thinks you mayneed a little help to go.
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  • So, I will give you--
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  • I'm going to turn upthe heat here
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  • so you'll know you'regoing to have to move.
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  • And that's exactlywhat happened.
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  • So, they becametheir own diaspora,
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  • their own scattering.
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  • And that's the wayPeter's looking at it.
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  • He's going to use terminologyhere that is so brilliant,
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  • because you're goingto see him tie together
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  • the old covenant and the new.
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  • Remember, you can't takethe Jewishness
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  • out of these gospel roots.
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  • It wasn't meantto be broken off,
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  • this was a fulfillment.
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  • This made complete sensein the gospel plan,
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  • it wasn't that there wassuddenly a plan B.
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  • This was plan A all along,
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  • and he fulfilled itjust as he said it would.
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  • So, now I want youto notice with me,
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  • this is Peter writing,who is a simple fisherman
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  • by trade fromthe northern part of Galilee.
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  • And he has oneof the most spectacular,
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  • gorgeous openings to a letterin the entire New Testament.
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  • Because listento what he does
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  • as he involves all threemembers of the trinity
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  • in the people of Jesus Christ.
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  • He said, "By the foreknowledgeof God the Father
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  • "by being set apartby the Holy Spirit
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  • "for obedienceand for sprinkling
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  • "with Jesus Christ's blood.
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  • May grace and peacebe yours in full measure."
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  • Then he goes on to say,"Blessed be God."
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  • All of this is so Jewish,but he's going to turn it
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  • to where it has all the newnessof the gospel shining all over,
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  • it's spectacular.
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  • But is it by the foreknowledge?
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  • I want you to understand thatthis went into your salvation.
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  • If you are in Christ,
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  • the entire Godhead has beeninvolved in your salvation.
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  • In all our strugglingwith insignificance
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  • and all our wonderingif we matter here,
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  • if God even knowswe're alive down here,
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  • and if he can seewhat we're suffering down here,
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  • the entire Godhead, there isno exception in this room,
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  • has been involvedin your salvation.
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  • You were chosenby the foreknowledge
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  • of God the Father.
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  • You were set apart
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  • by the Holy Spiritof the living God
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  • for sprinkling with the blood
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  • of the one and onlyspotless Lamb.
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  • Now, what he'sdoing right there
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  • with the sprinklingof the blood,
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  • he is tying right backto Exodus chapter 24.
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  • I'm not goingto have you turn there,
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  • but I'm going to tell youa little bit about it,
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  • because this is--this is such a wild scene.
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  • So, Moses is trying to preparethe people of God
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  • for the laws of God.
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  • And so they say to him,"Now, listen."
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  • They're all gatheredaround that Mount Sinai,
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  • and they're like,
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  • "You go up, becausethat looks scary to us."
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  • And so 'cause all thesethunderings are coming from it,
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  • a dark cloud is thereon the top of that mountain.
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  • And here's Moses and they say,"Tell you what,
  • 00:11:05.213 --> 00:11:08.016
  • "you just tell us what he says,and then we're going to do it.
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  • "That's it, that's allit's going to be.
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  • You tell us,we're going to do it."
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  • And so he begins to writea lot of things down,
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  • the laws of God.
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  • You can look at it for yourself.
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  • And what I'm thinkingis he's thinking,
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  • "Oh, you ain't doing it.
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  • Nobody can do it."
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  • And so what he does--
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  • Now, it doesn't say that.
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  • I'm just saying based on whathe's about to do now--
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  • and of coursehe's under the power
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  • of the Holy Spirit doing it,obedient to the Spirit--
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  • what he does, then, is he asksfor a number of sacrifices.
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  • And then it sayshe has half the blood
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  • that he uses on the altar.
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  • The other halfhe takes in a bowl.
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  • I want you to tryto get this with me,
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  • imagine being at a gathering
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  • and somebody takes a bowlof the blood of sacrifice,
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  • and he starts sprinkling iton the people.
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  • Can you even imagine?
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  • What kind of scenewould that be?
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  • How shocking wouldit have been to them
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  • to have that sprinkled on them?
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  • But what was he doing?
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  • He was--he knew,and under the power of God
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  • and the leadership of God,
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  • they could only be coveredby the blood.
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  • That was it.
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  • There was no way they weregoing to come through
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  • and be obedientto all of those laws,
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  • just exactly like us.
  • 00:12:33.301 --> 00:12:35.270
  • And so he's usingthat same terminology
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  • 'cause they're saying like,"Oh yeah, we will.
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  • "We're going to do what you say.
  • 00:12:38.873 --> 00:12:40.175
  • "We're going to do it,that's it.
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  • "You go be with him.We're going to be down here.
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  • You be the intercessor.We're good to go."
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  • He said, "You're not good to go.
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  • "You're not good to go.
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  • You've got to be coveredby the blood."
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  • Without the blood, thereis no remission of sins.
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  • (Natalie)Hi, I'm Natalie,and this is Selena.
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  • I know we all need somethingnew to look forward to.
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  • Beth and her daughter,Melissa, have written
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  • a dynamic study called"Now That Faith Has Come,"
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  • a study of Galatians.
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  • (Selena)This seven-week studywill walk you
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  • through Paul's letterto the New Testament church.
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  • The material iswildly interesting
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  • in its original context
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  • and relevantto our present world.
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  • We need our mindsstayed on Christ
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  • like no other time.
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  • Living Proof Ministries is soexcited to present this study
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  • that we hope will fullyengage you in every word
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  • Paul wrote to the Galatians.
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  • (Beth)I got to tell you, we haveall been through a lot
  • 00:13:59.420 --> 00:14:02.457
  • in the last years.
  • 00:14:02.490 --> 00:14:04.225
  • And I have never in my life,
  • 00:14:04.259 --> 00:14:06.794
  • I say to you I have never hadmore confidence
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  • in the pure gospelof our Lord Jesus Christ.
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  • ♪ Oh my soul ♪
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  • ♪ Lift up the nameof the one who saves ♪
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  • ♪ He reigns forever ♪
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  • ♪ Oh my soul,lift up your praise ♪
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  • ♪ I will rise and blessthe Lord ♪
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  • ♪ Oh my soul ♪
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  • ♪ Oh my soul ♪
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  • ♪ Oh my soul ♪
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  • ♪ Oh my soul ♪
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  • (Beth)Let me tell you something,
  • 00:14:41.963 --> 00:14:43.331
  • he's come to speak in powerto us this weekend,
  • 00:14:43.364 --> 00:14:45.833
  • because his Wordis fresh and alive.
  • 00:14:45.867 --> 00:14:49.037
  • That's the miracleof the Scriptures.
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  • (Natalie)Come join usin a city near you.
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  • (Beth)Blessed be the God and Fatherof our Lord Jesus Christ,
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  • by his great mercy he gave usnew birth into a living hope
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  • through the resurrectionof Jesus Christ from the dead.
  • 00:15:05.186 --> 00:15:10.625
  • Verses 3 to 12 in Greekare one sentence.
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  • All of those,it's one gorgeous run-on.
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  • And it seems to us like thatwould be a treacherous way
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  • to use language,but to them,
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  • I mean, it wasa style of writing.
  • 00:15:26.341 --> 00:15:28.343
  • Paul did the same thingover and over again.
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  • But I mean, when I tell youthat Peter is displaying
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  • the work of the Spiritin what he is laying out here
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  • in this letter,I am not kidding.
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  • And it says here,he says in verse 4,
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  • "That is, into an inheritanceimperishable,
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  • undefiled, and unfading."
  • 00:15:47.729 --> 00:15:51.566
  • Anybody else just likeat your wits end
  • 00:15:51.599 --> 00:15:55.169
  • trying to figureout what to give people
  • 00:15:55.203 --> 00:15:57.071
  • who already have anything?
  • 00:15:57.105 --> 00:15:58.639
  • Anybody?
  • 00:15:58.673 --> 00:16:00.241
  • Most of the people we knowhave everything
  • 00:16:00.274 --> 00:16:02.510
  • they could possibly needand most of what they want.
  • 00:16:02.543 --> 00:16:05.046
  • I mean, we have to--I have to come up with things.
  • 00:16:05.079 --> 00:16:07.015
  • Melissa did something with methis year that was brilliant,
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  • because I say to themevery single year,
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  • "I need your list."
  • 00:16:11.119 --> 00:16:12.720
  • And the reason whyI need a list from them
  • 00:16:12.754 --> 00:16:14.255
  • is because if theydon't give me a list,
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  • I'm going to buymy own stuff for them,
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  • and they're not goingto like it.
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  • Anybody?
  • 00:16:19.927 --> 00:16:21.396
  • Anybody know whatI'm talking about?
  • 00:16:21.429 --> 00:16:22.764
  • So, I need a list.
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  • So, this year she said to me,"I'll give you my list
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  • as soon as yougive me your list."
  • 00:16:25.733 --> 00:16:27.602
  • Well, I couldn't even think,I said, "Babe, I can't even--
  • 00:16:27.635 --> 00:16:30.505
  • "I can't even think.
  • 00:16:30.538 --> 00:16:31.906
  • I just want y'all."
  • 00:16:31.939 --> 00:16:33.474
  • I said, "You know, old peopledon't need a lot of stuff."
  • 00:16:33.508 --> 00:16:36.077
  • I don't know howto explain that exactly.
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  • I don't know.
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  • It's one beautiful thingabout getting older is
  • 00:16:39.514 --> 00:16:41.249
  • you just don't like lustafter a bunch of stuff.
  • 00:16:41.282 --> 00:16:44.519
  • It just does not have the same--you've already found out that
  • 00:16:44.552 --> 00:16:48.189
  • that just doesn't reallydo anything for you,
  • 00:16:48.222 --> 00:16:50.625
  • so it's like--but lookingfor something to give.
  • 00:16:50.658 --> 00:16:54.495
  • I mean, today I thought,"Well, okay."
  • 00:16:54.529 --> 00:16:56.164
  • You know, I'd already donesome shopping for the grandkids
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  • so that you don't feelsorry for them,
  • 00:16:58.299 --> 00:17:00.034
  • but I even looked up,should I give them a goat?
  • 00:17:00.068 --> 00:17:02.870
  • You know, 'cause youcan give a gift--
  • 00:17:02.904 --> 00:17:04.505
  • you can give a goatinto a community
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  • where it's so helpful,
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  • and I could do itin their honor.
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  • Would they understand that theyhad given a goat to someone?
  • 00:17:10.778 --> 00:17:14.015
  • Would that make themreally, really happy?
  • 00:17:14.048 --> 00:17:16.651
  • Because aren't we lookingfor something imperishable,
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  • undefiled, and unfading?
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  • I want you to understandthat's our inheritance.
  • 00:17:23.958 --> 00:17:25.760
  • In other words, time has hadno impact on it.
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  • It's a wonderful thingto think about,
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  • the eternal condition and state
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  • and what that orderwill be like,
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  • because I don't know about you,but I tend to want to think
  • 00:17:38.372 --> 00:17:42.076
  • living forever and everand ever, I mean,
  • 00:17:42.110 --> 00:17:45.279
  • it's better than dying,but it seems like a long time.
  • 00:17:45.313 --> 00:17:51.285
  • Does it?
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  • And that there's no night there,I need night.
  • 00:17:52.987 --> 00:17:54.822
  • Like are we going to get awayfrom people some?
  • 00:17:54.856 --> 00:17:57.024
  • 'Cause there's going to be ten--
  • 00:17:57.058 --> 00:17:58.826
  • So many.
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  • Will we all get a littleprivate time?
  • 00:18:00.428 --> 00:18:01.896
  • I don't know, you know?
  • 00:18:01.929 --> 00:18:03.664
  • It's just like--but see,
  • 00:18:03.698 --> 00:18:05.233
  • the thing about itis time will not exist there,
  • 00:18:05.266 --> 00:18:08.202
  • so where we're thinkingwe're going to go,
  • 00:18:08.236 --> 00:18:10.304
  • "Man, we've been here a long--"
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  • No, we won't have a--we won't have a concept of time.
  • 00:18:13.074 --> 00:18:18.312
  • And so understand with me,nothing can get old there.
  • 00:18:18.346 --> 00:18:24.051
  • So, your inheritance, like thosethat went to be with Christ
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  • that were inthe first generation believers,
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  • Peter and the restof the apostles,
  • 00:18:31.159 --> 00:18:33.427
  • all of those that were inthat generation that knew Jesus,
  • 00:18:33.461 --> 00:18:38.799
  • our inheritance is no olderthan theirs was,
  • 00:18:38.833 --> 00:18:42.570
  • because it can't perish,it can't fade.
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  • Nothing can happen to it.
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  • Just all there just waiting,just waiting.
  • 00:18:49.410 --> 00:18:53.114
  • In the New Testament,there are three primary terms
  • 00:18:53.147 --> 00:18:57.618
  • that are used in--
  • 00:18:57.652 --> 00:18:59.620
  • for the second coming of Christ,three different terms
  • 00:18:59.654 --> 00:19:02.924
  • that are used forthe second coming of Christ.
  • 00:19:02.957 --> 00:19:05.126
  • One of them is the originalGreek form of our word,
  • 00:19:05.159 --> 00:19:10.031
  • it looks almost exactly like it,
  • 00:19:10.064 --> 00:19:11.866
  • it's just got a little bitof a different ending on it,
  • 00:19:11.899 --> 00:19:13.868
  • it looks like our wordand is what our word comes from,
  • 00:19:13.901 --> 00:19:16.337
  • epiphany.
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  • Epiphany.
  • 00:19:17.772 --> 00:19:19.273
  • That word, a form of that wordin Greek is used in reference
  • 00:19:19.307 --> 00:19:23.077
  • to the second coming.
  • 00:19:23.110 --> 00:19:24.912
  • It is a word that is--that means appearing,
  • 00:19:24.946 --> 00:19:29.650
  • it means a manifestationof the divine.
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  • It means--
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  • I love that it means an arrival,an arrival of sorts.
  • 00:19:36.257 --> 00:19:42.630
  • So does the next word,
  • 00:19:42.663 --> 00:19:43.965
  • but I want you to thinkin terms of this.
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  • 2 Timothy 1:10 uses a form of itfor the first advent,
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  • and listen carefully to it.
  • 00:19:51.439 --> 00:19:53.374
  • Speaking of salvation,Paul writes--
  • 00:19:53.407 --> 00:19:55.142
  • and I'm reading to you2 Timothy 1:10,
  • 00:19:55.176 --> 00:19:57.278
  • talking about salvation--
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  • "Which has now been manifestedthrough the appearing--"
  • 00:19:59.013 --> 00:20:01.315
  • that's a form ofthe word epiphany--
  • 00:20:01.349 --> 00:20:03.351
  • "appearing of our SaviorChrist Jesus,
  • 00:20:03.384 --> 00:20:06.153
  • "who abolished deathand brought life
  • 00:20:06.187 --> 00:20:08.089
  • and immortality to lightthrough the gospel."
  • 00:20:08.122 --> 00:20:10.124
  • So, it is usedfor the first advent,
  • 00:20:10.157 --> 00:20:12.994
  • but it is also used at timesfor the second advent.
  • 00:20:13.027 --> 00:20:17.365
  • So, that's one word that isused for the second coming.
  • 00:20:17.398 --> 00:20:20.234
  • Another word that is used,it is less familiar to us,
  • 00:20:20.268 --> 00:20:23.971
  • parousia,
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  • and it is a word that meansthe same general thing,
  • 00:20:25.806 --> 00:20:28.442
  • arriving, arriving, a coming,an appearing.
  • 00:20:28.476 --> 00:20:33.581
  • It's found in 2 Thessalonians.
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  • It's foundin a number of places,
  • 00:20:35.483 --> 00:20:37.084
  • but it's found specificallyin a beautiful place
  • 00:20:37.118 --> 00:20:39.487
  • in 2 Thessalonians 2:1,
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  • "Now concerning the comingof our Lord Jesus Christ
  • 00:20:41.422 --> 00:20:44.558
  • and our being gatheredtogether with him."
  • 00:20:44.592 --> 00:20:46.994
  • Now, this is where we're going.
  • 00:20:47.028 --> 00:20:48.796
  • This is where we're going,
  • 00:20:48.829 --> 00:20:50.197
  • because the third wordlooks very much like
  • 00:20:50.231 --> 00:20:52.933
  • and is what we get our wordapocalypse from.
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  • Apocalypse, it is the wordthat means revelation,
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  • a manifestation, a seeing.
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  • It is the--this third oneis used twice
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  • in these passages here.
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  • It's used once in verse 7,
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  • "Such trials show the provencharacter of your faith,
  • 00:21:10.751 --> 00:21:13.254
  • "which is much morevaluable than gold,
  • 00:21:13.287 --> 00:21:15.222
  • "gold that is tested by fire,
  • 00:21:15.256 --> 00:21:16.857
  • "even though it ispassing away,
  • 00:21:16.891 --> 00:21:18.559
  • "and will bring praiseand glory and honor
  • 00:21:18.592 --> 00:21:20.361
  • when Jesus Christ is revealed."
  • 00:21:20.394 --> 00:21:23.230
  • And then you go to verse 13,
  • 00:21:23.264 --> 00:21:26.133
  • "Therefore, get your mindsready for action
  • 00:21:26.167 --> 00:21:28.235
  • "by being fully sober,
  • 00:21:28.269 --> 00:21:29.804
  • "and set your hopecompletely on the grace
  • 00:21:29.837 --> 00:21:31.739
  • that will be brought to youwhen Jesus Christ is revealed."
  • 00:21:31.772 --> 00:21:36.110
  • Any of those three wordscould be used interchangeably.
  • 00:21:36.143 --> 00:21:39.747
  • And very often they'renot even really distinctive
  • 00:21:39.780 --> 00:21:42.983
  • from one another.
  • 00:21:43.017 --> 00:21:44.852
  • But when they are distinctivefrom one another--
  • 00:21:44.885 --> 00:21:47.188
  • and this is what oneGreek dictionary points out
  • 00:21:47.221 --> 00:21:50.124
  • and this is why Iwanted you to hear it--
  • 00:21:50.157 --> 00:21:52.426
  • this word that is much likeour word apocalypse.
  • 00:21:52.460 --> 00:21:55.896
  • it is a word that meansrevelation, uncovering,
  • 00:21:55.930 --> 00:21:58.632
  • unveiling, a disclosingor a disclosure.
  • 00:21:58.666 --> 00:22:02.670
  • Listen to this Greek definition,it says,
  • 00:22:02.703 --> 00:22:05.072
  • "This word is a granderand more comprehensive word,
  • 00:22:05.106 --> 00:22:08.909
  • "includes not merelythe thing shown and seen
  • 00:22:08.943 --> 00:22:14.315
  • but the interpretation."
  • 00:22:14.348 --> 00:22:16.484
  • In other words,when the Word of God says
  • 00:22:16.517 --> 00:22:18.652
  • that every eye will see him,
  • 00:22:18.686 --> 00:22:21.155
  • there won't be anybodywho does not know who it is,
  • 00:22:21.188 --> 00:22:25.292
  • because the interpretation of it
  • 00:22:25.326 --> 00:22:28.295
  • will come withthe revelation of it.
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  • You understandwhat I'm saying?
  • 00:22:31.799 --> 00:22:33.634
  • So much will be understoodin that moment.
  • 00:22:33.667 --> 00:22:38.305
  • So much that has been confusing
  • 00:22:38.339 --> 00:22:41.375
  • that on the sight of this oneholy, immortal Son of God,
  • 00:22:41.409 --> 00:22:49.817
  • not only will there bethe revelation,
  • 00:22:49.850 --> 00:22:52.753
  • there will be the interpretationthat goes with it,
  • 00:22:52.787 --> 00:22:56.857
  • the unveiling of it,the manifestation of it.
  • 00:22:56.891 --> 00:22:59.794
  • I can't thinkof much better news.
  • 00:22:59.827 --> 00:23:03.931
  • So, as we're gathered hereon this particular day
  • 00:23:03.964 --> 00:23:08.335
  • for this particular lesson,you and I are
  • 00:23:08.369 --> 00:23:11.906
  • at a time in historybetween two advents,
  • 00:23:11.939 --> 00:23:16.677
  • the first advent of Christand the second advent of Christ.
  • 00:23:16.710 --> 00:23:22.750
  • And what I want to suggestto you is that that is
  • 00:23:22.783 --> 00:23:25.853
  • a peculiar place to be,and we feel it.
  • 00:23:25.886 --> 00:23:29.690
  • We in this diaspora,
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  • we the peopletemporarily residing abroad
  • 00:23:32.226 --> 00:23:39.266
  • in a place that doesnot feel like home to us.
  • 00:23:39.300 --> 00:23:44.438
  • And most of the time,we do not know why,
  • 00:23:44.472 --> 00:23:48.075
  • longing for belongingthat we cannot seem to find.
  • 00:23:48.108 --> 00:23:51.979
  • Am I speaking anybody'slanguage in this place?
  • 00:23:52.012 --> 00:23:56.016
  • With a greater and greaterreality at all times
  • 00:23:56.050 --> 00:23:59.787
  • that this worldis not fond of us,
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  • we who carry the gospeland believe that there is
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  • only one name by which man,woman can be saved,
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  • and that is the name of Jesus.
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  • Want to say something to you.
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  • In our non-liturgical churches,we've got a mix in this room,
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  • which is what I love aboutour Living Proof gatherings,
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  • and it's always, very,very interdenominational
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  • and nondenominational.
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  • But what we havein this room,
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  • we have a number of peoplecoming from liturgical churches
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  • and a number of people comingfrom non-liturgical churches.
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  • But our non-liturgicaldon't realize that there is
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  • a heavy emphasis inthe liturgical churches
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  • placed upon the second adventas well as the first.
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  • And what I wantto suggest to you,
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  • whether that's ourpractice or not,
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  • whether that is howwe would want to practice
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  • our holiday season or not,
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  • it is meant very much to beon our minds that with the--
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  • as certain as wasthe first coming of Christ,
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  • there will be a second coming.
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  • And that our remembrance of it,what I am hoping the Holy Spirit
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  • is going to dothrough this lesson
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  • is somehow awaken somethingin us to understand
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  • that as surely as Christmasever gets on our minds,
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  • and I mean how soon--
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  • I mean, the momentit's out at Target,
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  • the moment we see the redand green at Wal-Mart,
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  • I mean the momentwe see the first--
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  • if you're like me, man,
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  • I start nearly trembling'cause like no, no.
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  • Because I know whatthat's going to mean
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  • to the matriarch in the family.
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  • Can I see anybody?
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  • Anybody pressingin with me on it?
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  • I know the kind of pressurethat's going to be at stake
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  • at that point.
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  • But as surely as it's everon our minds,
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  • we're supposed to be mindful
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  • that he who cameis coming again.
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  • And I wonder if we couldinterrupt this holiday season
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  • with a strong emphasis,
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  • with a shaking to our bonesof the glorious expectation
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  • that the one who cameis coming again?
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  • I'm going to tell you something,if we got that,
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  • our Christmas would be brighter.
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  • That here living betweenthese two advents
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  • has complete implicationsfor everything we do,
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  • everything we do.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • (Beth)All of time is comingtoward the moment
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  • when every eye will see Christ.
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  • And it will not just bethe manifestation,
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  • but the interpretationof the Son of God
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  • come to rule in righteousnessand right every single wrong.
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  • (Selena)If you don't already have plans
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  • for getting into the Scripturesthis new year,
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  • join us as we diveinto the study of Galatians.
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  • (Natalie)And we look forwardto seeing you next week.
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