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Joshua, Moses | Episode 4

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January 23, 2018
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Max Lucado: Unshakable Hope

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Joshua, Moses | Episode 4

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  • (Max Lucado) They don't build things like they used to.
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  • (Max Lucado) They don't build things like they used to.
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  • Cathedrals, castles, and monuments
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  • Cathedrals, castles, and monuments
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  • still standing centuries after they were constructed,
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  • still standing centuries after they were constructed,
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  • or buildings like this one.
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  • or buildings like this one.
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  • Cracks and creaks reveal the years,
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  • Cracks and creaks reveal the years,
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  • yet it still remains.
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  • yet it still remains.
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  • From the cathedrals of Rome to the Alamo near my own home,
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  • From the cathedrals of Rome to the Alamo near my own home,
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  • there's something special about a building
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  • there's something special about a building
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  • that stands the test of time.
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  • that stands the test of time.
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  • Wars could not destroy them, storms could not devastate them.
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  • Wars could not destroy them, storms could not devastate them.
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  • You might even say they're unshakable.
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  • You might even say they're unshakable.
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  • Hi, I'm Max Lucado, and I wonder,
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  • Hi, I'm Max Lucado, and I wonder,
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  • what kind of life are you building?
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  • what kind of life are you building?
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  • We live in a shaky world.
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  • We live in a shaky world.
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  • Promises break and stock markets crash,
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  • Promises break and stock markets crash,
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  • and relationships crumble.
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  • and relationships crumble.
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  • The pillars of our faith will be tested.
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  • The pillars of our faith will be tested.
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  • Want to be unshakable in a shaky world?
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  • Want to be unshakable in a shaky world?
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  • You can build your life on the enduring promises of God.
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  • You can build your life on the enduring promises of God.
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  • You have a problem, God has a promise,
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  • You have a problem, God has a promise,
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  • and these promises stand the test of time,
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  • and these promises stand the test of time,
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  • and they weather life's biggest storms.
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  • and they weather life's biggest storms.
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  • Today we're going to explore some of these great
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  • Today we're going to explore some of these great
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  • and precious promises found in God's Word.
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  • and precious promises found in God's Word.
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  • And when the world rages around you,
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  • And when the world rages around you,
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  • you can stand with unshakable hope.
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  • you can stand with unshakable hope.
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  • Unshakable
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  • Unshakable
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  • (female announcer) We are building our lives on the promises of God.
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  • (female announcer) We are building our lives on the promises of God.
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  • Because his word is unbreakable, our hope is unshakable.
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  • Because his word is unbreakable, our hope is unshakable.
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  • We do not stand on the problems of life or the pain in life.
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  • We do not stand on the problems of life or the pain in life.
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  • We stand on the great and precious promises of God.
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  • We stand on the great and precious promises of God.
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  • This is "Unshakable Hope."
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  • This is "Unshakable Hope."
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  • One of my favorite promises, and one that is so important
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  • One of my favorite promises, and one that is so important
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  • for us to grasp, is found in Romans 8 and verse 17,
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  • for us to grasp, is found in Romans 8 and verse 17,
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  • "We are heirs, heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ."
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  • "We are heirs, heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ."
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  • The 60-year-old body of Timothy Henry Grey
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  • The 60-year-old body of Timothy Henry Grey
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  • was found under a Wyoming overpass
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  • was found under a Wyoming overpass
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  • 2 days after Christmas in 2012.
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  • 2 days after Christmas in 2012.
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  • There was no sign of foul play,
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  • There was no sign of foul play,
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  • no indication of crime or mischief.
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  • no indication of crime or mischief.
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  • Grey was a victim of bad breaks and bad luck, a homeless cowboy
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  • Grey was a victim of bad breaks and bad luck, a homeless cowboy
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  • who had died of hypothermia, except for this detail.
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  • who had died of hypothermia, except for this detail.
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  • He stood to inherit $30 million.
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  • He stood to inherit $30 million.
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  • Grey's great-grandfather was a wealthy copper miner,
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  • Grey's great-grandfather was a wealthy copper miner,
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  • railroad builder, and the founder
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  • railroad builder, and the founder
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  • of a small Nevada town you might have heard of,
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  • of a small Nevada town you might have heard of,
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  • Las Vegas.
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  • Las Vegas.
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  • His fortune was passed down to his daughter, Huguette.
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  • His fortune was passed down to his daughter, Huguette.
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  • She died in 2011 at the age of 104.
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  • She died in 2011 at the age of 104.
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  • She left her $300 million fortune
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  • She left her $300 million fortune
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  • to extended family members.
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  • to extended family members.
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  • At the time of Grey's death, the execution of the will
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  • At the time of Grey's death, the execution of the will
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  • was tied up in court.
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  • was tied up in court.
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  • As things turned out, the man found dead
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  • As things turned out, the man found dead
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  • under the railroad overpass wasn't poor after all.
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  • under the railroad overpass wasn't poor after all.
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  • He may have been worth millions.
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  • He may have been worth millions.
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  • How does the heir to a fortune die like a pauper?
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  • How does the heir to a fortune die like a pauper?
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  • Surely Timothy Grey knew his family history.
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  • Surely Timothy Grey knew his family history.
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  • Was he in touch with his great aunt?
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  • Was he in touch with his great aunt?
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  • Did it ever occur to him to investigate?
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  • Did it ever occur to him to investigate?
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  • You would, I would.
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  • You would, I would.
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  • Why, we might camp out at the doorstep
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  • Why, we might camp out at the doorstep
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  • of our dear distant relative.
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  • of our dear distant relative.
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  • We'd turn over every stone, read every document.
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  • We'd turn over every stone, read every document.
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  • We'd make it our aim to access our inheritance, wouldn't we?
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  • We'd make it our aim to access our inheritance, wouldn't we?
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  • But do we?
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  • But do we?
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  • Let's talk about your inheritance.
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  • Let's talk about your inheritance.
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  • For an inheritance to come to you, you have to accept it.
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  • For an inheritance to come to you, you have to accept it.
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  • It makes logical sense.
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  • It makes logical sense.
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  • But too many people aren't receiving
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  • But too many people aren't receiving
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  • what's been given to them.
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  • what's been given to them.
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  • Maybe you've been given an inheritance in the past.
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  • Maybe you've been given an inheritance in the past.
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  • It's such a precious gift to know that someone who lived
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  • It's such a precious gift to know that someone who lived
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  • their life ahead of you wanted to leave you something.
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  • their life ahead of you wanted to leave you something.
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  • Regardless of whether it was a large gift
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  • Regardless of whether it was a large gift
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  • or simply a small remembrance of your relationship,
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  • or simply a small remembrance of your relationship,
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  • the natural response was to receive and cherish the gift.
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  • the natural response was to receive and cherish the gift.
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  • Or maybe you were supposed to receive an inheritance,
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  • Or maybe you were supposed to receive an inheritance,
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  • but for whatever reason, that inheritance was stolen from you.
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  • but for whatever reason, that inheritance was stolen from you.
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  • You never received the inheritance
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  • You never received the inheritance
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  • that was meant to be yours.
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  • that was meant to be yours.
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  • Or could it be possible that for you,
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  • Or could it be possible that for you,
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  • you don't have a family inheritance waiting for you
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  • you don't have a family inheritance waiting for you
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  • at all because you don't have anyone around
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  • at all because you don't have anyone around
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  • who would even think to leave you an inheritance?
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  • who would even think to leave you an inheritance?
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  • No family name, no family inheritance, an heir to no one.
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  • No family name, no family inheritance, an heir to no one.
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  • Well, let me be the bearer of good news.
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  • Well, let me be the bearer of good news.
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  • You have been given an incredible inheritance.
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  • You have been given an incredible inheritance.
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  • Regardless of the status of your natural inheritance,
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  • Regardless of the status of your natural inheritance,
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  • if you are Christ's, you are in God's family.
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  • if you are Christ's, you are in God's family.
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  • If you are in God's family, you are an heir to God's fortune.
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  • If you are in God's family, you are an heir to God's fortune.
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  • You have a family name, and you have a family inheritance.
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  • You have a family name, and you have a family inheritance.
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  • The Apostle Paul said in Ephesians 1:13 and 14,
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  • The Apostle Paul said in Ephesians 1:13 and 14,
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  • "You were included in Christ when you heard
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  • "You were included in Christ when you heard
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  • "the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation.
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  • "the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation.
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  • "When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal,
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  • "When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal,
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  • "the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit
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  • "the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit
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  • guaranteeing our inheritance."
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  • guaranteeing our inheritance."
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  • Isn't that great news?
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  • Isn't that great news?
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  • You've been adopted into the family.
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  • You've been adopted into the family.
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  • Because of God's love for you, when Jesus died on the cross,
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  • Because of God's love for you, when Jesus died on the cross,
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  • the will was executed, and you were made a benefactor.
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  • the will was executed, and you were made a benefactor.
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  • You have a seat at the table of inheritance.
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  • You have a seat at the table of inheritance.
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  • So, what is this inheritance?
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  • So, what is this inheritance?
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  • Well, in another passage, Paul reveals its value.
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  • Well, in another passage, Paul reveals its value.
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  • In Romans 8:16 through 17, he writes, "The Spirit himself
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  • In Romans 8:16 through 17, he writes, "The Spirit himself
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  • "testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
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  • "testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
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  • "Now if we are children, then we are heirs, heirs of God
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  • "Now if we are children, then we are heirs, heirs of God
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  • "and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his
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  • "and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his
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  • sufferings in order that we may share in his glory."
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  • sufferings in order that we may share in his glory."
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  • So, what is the fortune of God?
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  • So, what is the fortune of God?
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  • If there were to be an execution of his will,
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  • If there were to be an execution of his will,
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  • what words would the lawyer read?
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  • what words would the lawyer read?
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  • Unending life for starters.
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  • Unending life for starters.
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  • Boundless joy would make the list.
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  • Boundless joy would make the list.
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  • Perfect peace, unsearchable wisdom, contentment, love.
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  • Perfect peace, unsearchable wisdom, contentment, love.
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  • Every virtue we see in Christ, we see in our inheritance.
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  • Every virtue we see in Christ, we see in our inheritance.
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  • His love level is your love level.
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  • His love level is your love level.
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  • His joy supply is your joy supply.
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  • His joy supply is your joy supply.
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  • Need some peace?
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  • Need some peace?
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  • You and Jesus share the same peace reservoir.
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  • You and Jesus share the same peace reservoir.
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  • Low on patience?
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  • Low on patience?
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  • Check your inheritance.
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  • Check your inheritance.
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  • You and Jesus have the same amount.
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  • You and Jesus have the same amount.
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  • Now, if upon reading your inheritance, you find yourself
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  • Now, if upon reading your inheritance, you find yourself
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  • thinking, "Well, that doesn't describe me," then perhaps
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  • thinking, "Well, that doesn't describe me," then perhaps
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  • Timothy Grey isn't the only one to miss out on an inheritance.
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  • Timothy Grey isn't the only one to miss out on an inheritance.
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  • Highlight this promise: you are heirs of God
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  • Highlight this promise: you are heirs of God
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  • and co-heirs with Christ.
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  • and co-heirs with Christ.
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  • In other words, you don't inherit the leftovers.
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  • In other words, you don't inherit the leftovers.
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  • Your portion isn't a pinnace that remains
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  • Your portion isn't a pinnace that remains
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  • after the family fortune has been distributed.
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  • after the family fortune has been distributed.
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  • You aren't left out in the cold.
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  • You aren't left out in the cold.
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  • You are first in line.
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  • You are first in line.
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  • We have become heirs with Christ.
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  • We have become heirs with Christ.
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  • God did some amazing miracles to free the children of Israel
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  • God did some amazing miracles to free the children of Israel
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  • out of slavery.
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  • out of slavery.
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  • Then he took them through the wilderness, leading them
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  • Then he took them through the wilderness, leading them
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  • to the edge of the Promised Land.
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  • to the edge of the Promised Land.
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  • And he made this offer.
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  • And he made this offer.
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  • "The Lord said to Moses, 'Send some men to explore
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  • "The Lord said to Moses, 'Send some men to explore
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  • the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites.'"
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  • the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites.'"
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  • God did not tell the Israelites to conquer, take, invade,
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  • God did not tell the Israelites to conquer, take, invade,
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  • subject, or secure the land.
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  • subject, or secure the land.
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  • He was giving it to them.
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  • He was giving it to them.
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  • All they had to do was trust his promise and receive the gift.
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  • All they had to do was trust his promise and receive the gift.
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  • But they didn't.
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  • But they didn't.
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  • It was a bad decision with a 40-year probation penalty.
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  • It was a bad decision with a 40-year probation penalty.
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  • God left them to wander in the wilderness for a generation
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  • God left them to wander in the wilderness for a generation
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  • until a new breed of followers surfaced.
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  • until a new breed of followers surfaced.
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  • Joshua was the leader of that generation.
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  • Joshua was the leader of that generation.
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  • Upon the death of Moses, God reissued
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  • Upon the death of Moses, God reissued
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  • the Promised Land offer.
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  • the Promised Land offer.
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  • "The Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses' aide,
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  • "The Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses' aide,
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  • 'Moses my servant is dead.
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  • 'Moses my servant is dead.
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  • "'Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross
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  • "'Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross
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  • "'the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them,
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  • "'the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them,
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  • "'to the Israelites.
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  • "'to the Israelites.
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  • "'I will give you every place where you set your foot,
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  • "'I will give you every place where you set your foot,
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  • as I promised Moses.'"
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  • as I promised Moses.'"
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  • Now, we typically think of Joshua
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  • Now, we typically think of Joshua
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  • as a mighty warrior taking the land.
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  • as a mighty warrior taking the land.
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  • It's more precise to think of Joshua taking God at his word.
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  • It's more precise to think of Joshua taking God at his word.
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  • He took the land for sure, but he did so
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  • He took the land for sure, but he did so
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  • because he trusted God's promise.
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  • because he trusted God's promise.
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  • The great accomplishment of the Hebrew people was this:
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  • The great accomplishment of the Hebrew people was this:
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  • they trusted their inheritance.
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  • they trusted their inheritance.
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  • Is that to say they had no challenges?
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  • Is that to say they had no challenges?
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  • Well, the book of Joshua begs to differ.
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  • Well, the book of Joshua begs to differ.
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  • They had adversity and adversaries on every front.
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  • They had adversity and adversaries on every front.
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  • The Jordan River was wide.
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  • The Jordan River was wide.
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  • The Jericho walls were high.
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  • The Jericho walls were high.
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  • The evil inhabitants of Canaan were not giving up
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  • The evil inhabitants of Canaan were not giving up
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  • without a fight.
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  • without a fight.
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  • Still, Joshua crossed the Jordan,
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  • Still, Joshua crossed the Jordan,
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  • brought down the walls of Jericho,
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  • brought down the walls of Jericho,
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  • and defeated the 30 enemy kings.
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  • and defeated the 30 enemy kings.
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  • They kept their eyes on the promise of their inheritance.
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  • They kept their eyes on the promise of their inheritance.
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  • What if you and I did the same?
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  • What if you and I did the same?
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  • If we are co-heirs with Christ, why do we struggle through life?
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  • If we are co-heirs with Christ, why do we struggle through life?
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  • Our inheritance is perfect peace,
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  • Our inheritance is perfect peace,
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  • yet sometimes we feel like a perfect mess.
  • 00:08:51.140 --> 00:08:51.150
  • yet sometimes we feel like a perfect mess.
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  • We have access to the joy level of Jesus, yet we plod along
  • 00:08:54.080 --> 00:08:54.090
  • We have access to the joy level of Jesus, yet we plod along
  • 00:08:54.090 --> 00:08:58.180
  • like cranky donkeys.
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  • like cranky donkeys.
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  • God promises to meet every need, and yet we still let giant walls
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  • God promises to meet every need, and yet we still let giant walls
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  • of worry and fret cause us to run and cower in defeat.
  • 00:09:03.180 --> 00:09:03.190
  • of worry and fret cause us to run and cower in defeat.
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  • Why is that?
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  • Why is that?
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  • Well, I can think of a couple of reasons.
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  • Well, I can think of a couple of reasons.
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  • First, we don't know about our inheritance.
  • 00:09:11.260 --> 00:09:11.270
  • First, we don't know about our inheritance.
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  • No one ever told us about the exceeding greatness
  • 00:09:14.230 --> 00:09:14.240
  • No one ever told us about the exceeding greatness
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  • of his power toward us who believe in Ephesians 1:19.
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  • of his power toward us who believe in Ephesians 1:19.
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  • No one ever told us that we fight from victory,
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  • No one ever told us that we fight from victory,
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  • not for victory.
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  • not for victory.
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  • No one ever told us that the land is already conquered.
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  • No one ever told us that the land is already conquered.
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  • Some Christians never live out of their inheritance because,
  • 00:09:28.280 --> 00:09:28.290
  • Some Christians never live out of their inheritance because,
  • 00:09:28.290 --> 00:09:31.270
  • well, they didn't know they had one.
  • 00:09:31.270 --> 00:09:31.280
  • well, they didn't know they had one.
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  • But now you do.
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  • But now you do.
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  • Now, you know that you were made for more than the wilderness.
  • 00:09:35.270 --> 00:09:35.280
  • Now, you know that you were made for more than the wilderness.
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  • God saved you from Egypt so he could bless you
  • 00:09:38.280 --> 00:09:38.290
  • God saved you from Egypt so he could bless you
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  • in the Promised Land.
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  • in the Promised Land.
  • 00:09:41.290 --> 00:09:43.280
  • Moses had to remind the people that God brought us out of there
  • 00:09:43.280 --> 00:09:43.290
  • Moses had to remind the people that God brought us out of there
  • 00:09:43.290 --> 00:09:47.250
  • in order to bring us into Canaan.
  • 00:09:47.250 --> 00:09:47.260
  • in order to bring us into Canaan.
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  • There's a reason for our redemption too.
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  • There's a reason for our redemption too.
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  • God brought us out so he could lead us in.
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  • God brought us out so he could lead us in.
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  • He set us free so he could raise us up.
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  • He set us free so he could raise us up.
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  • Joshua was given the gift, the land of milk and honey.
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  • Joshua was given the gift, the land of milk and honey.
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  • He did not earn it or deserve it, but he was called to inhabit
  • 00:10:02.080 --> 00:10:02.090
  • He did not earn it or deserve it, but he was called to inhabit
  • 00:10:02.090 --> 00:10:06.080
  • and indwell it.
  • 00:10:06.080 --> 00:10:06.090
  • and indwell it.
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  • You have been given a gift, a relationship
  • 00:10:07.190 --> 00:10:07.200
  • You have been given a gift, a relationship
  • 00:10:07.200 --> 00:10:10.020
  • with the living God.
  • 00:10:10.020 --> 00:10:10.030
  • with the living God.
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  • You did not earn it, you don't deserve it,
  • 00:10:11.190 --> 00:10:11.200
  • You did not earn it, you don't deserve it,
  • 00:10:11.200 --> 00:10:14.060
  • but God has caused you to embrace and develop it.
  • 00:10:14.060 --> 00:10:14.070
  • but God has caused you to embrace and develop it.
  • 00:10:14.070 --> 00:10:18.070
  • Joshua's decision is your decision.
  • 00:10:18.070 --> 00:10:18.080
  • Joshua's decision is your decision.
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  • Will I inherit the land?
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  • Will I inherit the land?
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  • Will I develop the gift?
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  • Will I develop the gift?
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  • Will I, with God's help, exploit God's territory?
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  • Will I, with God's help, exploit God's territory?
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  • The land is yours; take it.
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  • The land is yours; take it.
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  • God's gifts are only ours when we accept them.
  • 00:10:30.050 --> 00:10:30.060
  • God's gifts are only ours when we accept them.
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  • Salvation is no treasure to one who won't receive it.
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  • Salvation is no treasure to one who won't receive it.
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  • And the Promised Land meant nothing to Joshua
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  • And the Promised Land meant nothing to Joshua
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  • if he wouldn't enter it.
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  • if he wouldn't enter it.
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  • He didn't have to.
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  • He didn't have to.
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  • Remaining in the wilderness was an option.
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  • Remaining in the wilderness was an option.
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  • The children of Israel turned away from the territory
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  • The children of Israel turned away from the territory
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  • 40 years earlier.
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  • 40 years earlier.
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  • They could turn away again.
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  • They could turn away again.
  • 00:10:48.190 --> 00:10:50.010
  • But instead, they chose to move forward.
  • 00:10:50.010 --> 00:10:50.020
  • But instead, they chose to move forward.
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  • To Timothy Grey, the man who possibly forfeited his
  • 00:10:52.220 --> 00:10:52.230
  • To Timothy Grey, the man who possibly forfeited his
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  • inheritance, we would have said, "Hey, Mr. Grey,
  • 00:10:55.170 --> 00:10:55.180
  • inheritance, we would have said, "Hey, Mr. Grey,
  • 00:10:55.180 --> 00:10:58.210
  • "you're the descendent of wealth, the heir of a fortune.
  • 00:10:58.210 --> 00:10:58.220
  • "you're the descendent of wealth, the heir of a fortune.
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  • Get out from under this bridge and make your request."
  • 00:11:01.250 --> 00:11:01.260
  • Get out from under this bridge and make your request."
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  • To us, the angels want to say, "Hey Lucado,
  • 00:11:05.060 --> 00:11:05.070
  • To us, the angels want to say, "Hey Lucado,
  • 00:11:05.070 --> 00:11:08.110
  • "you with the rotten attitude,
  • 00:11:08.110 --> 00:11:08.120
  • "you with the rotten attitude,
  • 00:11:08.120 --> 00:11:10.000
  • "you're the heir to the joy of Christ.
  • 00:11:10.000 --> 00:11:10.010
  • "you're the heir to the joy of Christ.
  • 00:11:10.010 --> 00:11:12.010
  • "Why not ask Jesus for help?
  • 00:11:12.010 --> 00:11:12.020
  • "Why not ask Jesus for help?
  • 00:11:12.020 --> 00:11:14.030
  • "And you, Mr. Heavy Hearted, aren't you an heir
  • 00:11:14.030 --> 00:11:14.040
  • "And you, Mr. Heavy Hearted, aren't you an heir
  • 00:11:14.040 --> 00:11:16.120
  • "to God's fortune of faith?
  • 00:11:16.120 --> 00:11:16.130
  • "to God's fortune of faith?
  • 00:11:16.130 --> 00:11:18.170
  • "Ask for some, why don't you?
  • 00:11:18.170 --> 00:11:18.180
  • "Ask for some, why don't you?
  • 00:11:18.180 --> 00:11:20.170
  • "Or Mrs. Worry Wart, why do you let your fears steal your sleep?
  • 00:11:20.170 --> 00:11:20.180
  • "Or Mrs. Worry Wart, why do you let your fears steal your sleep?
  • 00:11:20.180 --> 00:11:25.030
  • "Jesus has abundant peace.
  • 00:11:25.030 --> 00:11:25.040
  • "Jesus has abundant peace.
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  • Are you not a beneficiary of God's trust fund?"
  • 00:11:26.250 --> 00:11:26.260
  • Are you not a beneficiary of God's trust fund?"
  • 00:11:26.260 --> 00:11:30.050
  • You don't have to sleep under the overpass anymore.
  • 00:11:30.050 --> 00:11:30.060
  • You don't have to sleep under the overpass anymore.
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  • You're a new person, live like one.
  • 00:11:33.120 --> 00:11:33.130
  • You're a new person, live like one.
  • 00:11:33.130 --> 00:11:37.010
  • It's time for you to leave the wilderness.
  • 00:11:37.010 --> 00:11:37.020
  • It's time for you to leave the wilderness.
  • 00:11:37.020 --> 00:11:39.130
  • It's time for you to live out of your inheritance.
  • 00:11:39.130 --> 00:11:39.140
  • It's time for you to live out of your inheritance.
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  • The gift has been given; will you trust it?
  • 00:11:41.290 --> 00:11:42.000
  • The gift has been given; will you trust it?
  • 00:11:42.000 --> 00:11:45.210
  • Ah, therein lies the second explanation for our weaknesses.
  • 00:11:45.210 --> 00:11:45.220
  • Ah, therein lies the second explanation for our weaknesses.
  • 00:11:45.220 --> 00:11:49.280
  • Some of us don't believe in our inheritance.
  • 00:11:49.280 --> 00:11:49.290
  • Some of us don't believe in our inheritance.
  • 00:11:49.290 --> 00:11:52.170
  • This was the problem of Joshua's ancestors.
  • 00:11:52.170 --> 00:11:52.180
  • This was the problem of Joshua's ancestors.
  • 00:11:52.180 --> 00:11:55.080
  • They really didn't believe that God could give them the land.
  • 00:11:55.080 --> 00:11:55.090
  • They really didn't believe that God could give them the land.
  • 00:11:55.090 --> 00:11:59.070
  • God told Joshua, "Every place that the sole of your foot shall
  • 00:11:59.070 --> 00:11:59.080
  • God told Joshua, "Every place that the sole of your foot shall
  • 00:11:59.080 --> 00:12:02.180
  • tread upon I have given to you, just as I said to Moses."
  • 00:12:02.180 --> 00:12:02.190
  • tread upon I have given to you, just as I said to Moses."
  • 00:12:02.190 --> 00:12:06.280
  • The implied reminder,
  • 00:12:06.280 --> 00:12:06.290
  • The implied reminder,
  • 00:12:06.290 --> 00:12:09.130
  • "I made this offer to the people of Moses' day,
  • 00:12:09.130 --> 00:12:09.140
  • "I made this offer to the people of Moses' day,
  • 00:12:09.140 --> 00:12:12.080
  • "but they didn't take it.
  • 00:12:12.080 --> 00:12:12.090
  • "but they didn't take it.
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  • They chose the wilderness."
  • 00:12:13.230 --> 00:12:13.240
  • They chose the wilderness."
  • 00:12:13.240 --> 00:12:15.080
  • Don't make the same mistake.
  • 00:12:15.080 --> 00:12:15.090
  • Don't make the same mistake.
  • 00:12:15.090 --> 00:12:17.010
  • Joshua didn't.
  • 00:12:17.010 --> 00:12:17.020
  • Joshua didn't.
  • 00:12:17.020 --> 00:12:18.120
  • Much to his credit, he took God at his word
  • 00:12:18.120 --> 00:12:18.130
  • Much to his credit, he took God at his word
  • 00:12:18.130 --> 00:12:22.050
  • and set about the task of inheriting the land.
  • 00:12:22.050 --> 00:12:22.060
  • and set about the task of inheriting the land.
  • 00:12:22.060 --> 00:12:26.020
  • It's time for a generation of Christians to vacate
  • 00:12:26.020 --> 00:12:26.030
  • It's time for a generation of Christians to vacate
  • 00:12:26.030 --> 00:12:29.060
  • the wilderness.
  • 00:12:29.060 --> 00:12:29.070
  • the wilderness.
  • 00:12:29.070 --> 00:12:31.040
  • We are heirs, heirs of God, and co-heirs with Christ.
  • 00:12:31.040 --> 00:12:31.050
  • We are heirs, heirs of God, and co-heirs with Christ.
  • 00:12:31.050 --> 00:12:36.010
  • So together, you and I can make our own promise.
  • 00:12:36.010 --> 00:12:36.020
  • So together, you and I can make our own promise.
  • 00:12:36.020 --> 00:12:39.170
  • I will live out of my inheritance
  • 00:12:39.170 --> 00:12:39.180
  • I will live out of my inheritance
  • 00:12:39.180 --> 00:12:42.220
  • and not out of my circumstance.
  • 00:12:42.220 --> 00:12:42.230
  • and not out of my circumstance.
  • 00:12:42.230 --> 00:12:45.190
  • (male announcer) We're living in volatile times.
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  • (male announcer) We're living in volatile times.
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  • It's almost as if the ground is shifting
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  • It's almost as if the ground is shifting
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  • and crumbling beneath our feet.
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  • and crumbling beneath our feet.
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  • Many in the world have resigned themselves
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  • Many in the world have resigned themselves
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  • to living with ever-rising levels of fear and uncertainty,
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  • to living with ever-rising levels of fear and uncertainty,
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  • but this should not be so for God's people.
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  • but this should not be so for God's people.
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  • That's the reassuring message that comes through powerfully
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  • That's the reassuring message that comes through powerfully
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  • (Max Lucado) Every virtue we see in Christ, we see in our inheritance.
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  • What do you do when you feel like your questions
  • 00:14:27.060 --> 00:14:27.070
  • What do you do when you feel like your questions
  • 00:14:27.070 --> 00:14:29.020
  • outnumber your answers, and the directional signs
  • 00:14:29.020 --> 00:14:29.030
  • outnumber your answers, and the directional signs
  • 00:14:29.030 --> 00:14:32.060
  • on your road of life seem to have been momentarily hijacked?
  • 00:14:32.060 --> 00:14:32.070
  • on your road of life seem to have been momentarily hijacked?
  • 00:14:32.070 --> 00:14:36.220
  • Well, there's a precious promise that we can put our hope in.
  • 00:14:36.220 --> 00:14:36.230
  • Well, there's a precious promise that we can put our hope in.
  • 00:14:36.230 --> 00:14:40.170
  • Psalm 32:8 says, "I will instruct you and teach you
  • 00:14:40.170 --> 00:14:40.180
  • Psalm 32:8 says, "I will instruct you and teach you
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  • in the way you should go."
  • 00:14:45.180 --> 00:14:45.190
  • in the way you should go."
  • 00:14:45.190 --> 00:14:48.020
  • Have you ever made a bucket list, a list of things
  • 00:14:48.020 --> 00:14:48.030
  • Have you ever made a bucket list, a list of things
  • 00:14:48.030 --> 00:14:51.010
  • you want to accomplish during your lifetime?
  • 00:14:51.010 --> 00:14:51.020
  • you want to accomplish during your lifetime?
  • 00:14:51.020 --> 00:14:53.190
  • Visit the Grand Canyon, parasail off a mountain,
  • 00:14:53.190 --> 00:14:53.200
  • Visit the Grand Canyon, parasail off a mountain,
  • 00:14:53.200 --> 00:14:55.260
  • eat an entire chocolate cake?
  • 00:14:55.260 --> 00:14:55.270
  • eat an entire chocolate cake?
  • 00:14:55.270 --> 00:14:58.130
  • We all have things in our heart we'd like to do,
  • 00:14:58.130 --> 00:14:58.140
  • We all have things in our heart we'd like to do,
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  • some big, some little.
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  • some big, some little.
  • 00:15:00.230 --> 00:15:02.090
  • Well, I'm checking an item off my bucket list these days.
  • 00:15:02.090 --> 00:15:02.100
  • Well, I'm checking an item off my bucket list these days.
  • 00:15:02.100 --> 00:15:05.100
  • I'm taking flying lessons.
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  • I'm taking flying lessons.
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  • I have a long way to go to learn to be a pilot,
  • 00:15:07.130 --> 00:15:07.140
  • I have a long way to go to learn to be a pilot,
  • 00:15:07.140 --> 00:15:09.260
  • but I'm paying attention.
  • 00:15:09.260 --> 00:15:09.270
  • but I'm paying attention.
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  • After all, the motivation is very high.
  • 00:15:11.100 --> 00:15:11.110
  • After all, the motivation is very high.
  • 00:15:11.110 --> 00:15:13.260
  • And while the instructor hasn't entrusted the plane to me
  • 00:15:13.260 --> 00:15:13.270
  • And while the instructor hasn't entrusted the plane to me
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  • to fly, he has commissioned me to inspect it
  • 00:15:17.080 --> 00:15:17.090
  • to fly, he has commissioned me to inspect it
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  • for pre-flight checkup.
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  • for pre-flight checkup.
  • 00:15:20.170 --> 00:15:22.260
  • Now, this may not sound like that important of a job,
  • 00:15:22.260 --> 00:15:22.270
  • Now, this may not sound like that important of a job,
  • 00:15:22.270 --> 00:15:26.170
  • but if the plane isn't inspected right,
  • 00:15:26.170 --> 00:15:26.180
  • but if the plane isn't inspected right,
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  • a whole host of things could go wrong.
  • 00:15:29.010 --> 00:15:29.020
  • a whole host of things could go wrong.
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  • And I don't know about you, but I would prefer to know
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  • And I don't know about you, but I would prefer to know
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  • that my plane is in tip top condition
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  • that my plane is in tip top condition
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  • when I'm 10.000 plus feet in the air.
  • 00:15:36.130 --> 00:15:36.140
  • when I'm 10.000 plus feet in the air.
  • 00:15:36.140 --> 00:15:40.130
  • So, before every flight, the pilot, or me in this case,
  • 00:15:40.130 --> 00:15:40.140
  • So, before every flight, the pilot, or me in this case,
  • 00:15:40.140 --> 00:15:44.100
  • walks around the plane, searching for cracks,
  • 00:15:44.100 --> 00:15:44.110
  • walks around the plane, searching for cracks,
  • 00:15:44.110 --> 00:15:47.050
  • for problems, for loose nuts, for disengaged wings.
  • 00:15:47.050 --> 00:15:47.060
  • for problems, for loose nuts, for disengaged wings.
  • 00:15:47.060 --> 00:15:50.200
  • There's a lot to remember.
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  • There's a lot to remember.
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  • For that reason, I was happy to learn
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  • For that reason, I was happy to learn
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  • that the plane manufacturer provides a list.
  • 00:15:54.170 --> 00:15:54.180
  • that the plane manufacturer provides a list.
  • 00:15:54.180 --> 00:15:57.220
  • Were it not for the list, I would not know what to check.
  • 00:15:57.220 --> 00:15:57.230
  • Were it not for the list, I would not know what to check.
  • 00:15:57.230 --> 00:16:01.090
  • Some things make sense like aircraft lights and engine oil,
  • 00:16:01.090 --> 00:16:01.100
  • Some things make sense like aircraft lights and engine oil,
  • 00:16:01.100 --> 00:16:04.170
  • but magnetos, and avionics, and fuel selector valve?
  • 00:16:04.170 --> 00:16:04.180
  • but magnetos, and avionics, and fuel selector valve?
  • 00:16:04.180 --> 00:16:08.170
  • I needed to be told, and I need to be reminded.
  • 00:16:08.170 --> 00:16:08.180
  • I needed to be told, and I need to be reminded.
  • 00:16:08.180 --> 00:16:13.040
  • I need the guidance.
  • 00:16:13.040 --> 00:16:13.050
  • I need the guidance.
  • 00:16:13.050 --> 00:16:15.030
  • I don't question the guidance.
  • 00:16:15.030 --> 00:16:15.040
  • I don't question the guidance.
  • 00:16:15.040 --> 00:16:17.010
  • I don't look at the list and shrug,
  • 00:16:17.010 --> 00:16:17.020
  • I don't look at the list and shrug,
  • 00:16:17.020 --> 00:16:18.230
  • "They don't know what they're talking about.
  • 00:16:18.230 --> 00:16:18.240
  • "They don't know what they're talking about.
  • 00:16:18.240 --> 00:16:21.140
  • Or I think I could do without a fuel selector valve this time."
  • 00:16:21.140 --> 00:16:21.150
  • Or I think I could do without a fuel selector valve this time."
  • 00:16:21.150 --> 00:16:25.180
  • I believe the maker of the plane knows more than I do,
  • 00:16:25.180 --> 00:16:25.190
  • I believe the maker of the plane knows more than I do,
  • 00:16:25.190 --> 00:16:29.120
  • and I trust the manual.
  • 00:16:29.120 --> 00:16:29.130
  • and I trust the manual.
  • 00:16:29.130 --> 00:16:31.270
  • Now, though we may not always take time to read our manuals,
  • 00:16:31.270 --> 00:16:31.280
  • Now, though we may not always take time to read our manuals,
  • 00:16:31.280 --> 00:16:36.030
  • we are given them so that we can more fully understand
  • 00:16:36.030 --> 00:16:36.040
  • we are given them so that we can more fully understand
  • 00:16:36.040 --> 00:16:38.280
  • what we are doing.
  • 00:16:38.280 --> 00:16:38.290
  • what we are doing.
  • 00:16:38.290 --> 00:16:40.110
  • They provide answers to a number of questions
  • 00:16:40.110 --> 00:16:40.120
  • They provide answers to a number of questions
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  • if we're willing to utilize them.
  • 00:16:42.110 --> 00:16:42.120
  • if we're willing to utilize them.
  • 00:16:42.120 --> 00:16:45.010
  • What does the mysterious light mean that just came on
  • 00:16:45.010 --> 00:16:45.020
  • What does the mysterious light mean that just came on
  • 00:16:45.020 --> 00:16:47.120
  • in my car?
  • 00:16:47.120 --> 00:16:47.130
  • in my car?
  • 00:16:47.130 --> 00:16:48.290
  • The manual lets me know whether I just need to check the oil,
  • 00:16:48.290 --> 00:16:49.000
  • The manual lets me know whether I just need to check the oil,
  • 00:16:49.000 --> 00:16:52.000
  • or stop driving it, or take it into the shop.
  • 00:16:52.000 --> 00:16:52.010
  • or stop driving it, or take it into the shop.
  • 00:16:52.010 --> 00:16:54.240
  • Why do I have a piece of wood left over from the bench
  • 00:16:54.240 --> 00:16:54.250
  • Why do I have a piece of wood left over from the bench
  • 00:16:54.250 --> 00:16:56.230
  • I'm building?
  • 00:16:56.230 --> 00:16:56.240
  • I'm building?
  • 00:16:56.240 --> 00:16:58.050
  • Well, the manual lets me know whether it's an extra
  • 00:16:58.050 --> 00:16:58.060
  • Well, the manual lets me know whether it's an extra
  • 00:16:58.060 --> 00:17:00.150
  • replacement piece or that very piece that keeps it standing.
  • 00:17:00.150 --> 00:17:00.160
  • replacement piece or that very piece that keeps it standing.
  • 00:17:00.160 --> 00:17:04.050
  • When we have a question, we trust that the maker
  • 00:17:04.050 --> 00:17:04.060
  • When we have a question, we trust that the maker
  • 00:17:04.060 --> 00:17:08.200
  • has the answer in the manual.
  • 00:17:08.200 --> 00:17:08.210
  • has the answer in the manual.
  • 00:17:08.210 --> 00:17:11.190
  • Oh, that we would say the same about our Maker and his manual,
  • 00:17:11.190 --> 00:17:11.200
  • Oh, that we would say the same about our Maker and his manual,
  • 00:17:11.200 --> 00:17:16.180
  • the Bible.
  • 00:17:16.180 --> 00:17:16.190
  • the Bible.
  • 00:17:16.190 --> 00:17:18.070
  • God has given us instructions, not a list in a cockpit,
  • 00:17:18.070 --> 00:17:18.080
  • God has given us instructions, not a list in a cockpit,
  • 00:17:18.080 --> 00:17:23.090
  • but a book called the Bible.
  • 00:17:23.090 --> 00:17:23.100
  • but a book called the Bible.
  • 00:17:23.100 --> 00:17:25.080
  • He wrote his Word for us to read and obey.
  • 00:17:25.080 --> 00:17:25.090
  • He wrote his Word for us to read and obey.
  • 00:17:25.090 --> 00:17:29.110
  • Now, the written word changed the way God related
  • 00:17:29.110 --> 00:17:29.120
  • Now, the written word changed the way God related
  • 00:17:29.120 --> 00:17:32.190
  • to his people.
  • 00:17:32.190 --> 00:17:32.200
  • to his people.
  • 00:17:32.200 --> 00:17:34.070
  • Now, many of us are not privy to a personal, divine conversation.
  • 00:17:34.070 --> 00:17:34.080
  • Now, many of us are not privy to a personal, divine conversation.
  • 00:17:34.080 --> 00:17:38.000
  • Even though God still speaks through human lips, we cannot
  • 00:17:38.000 --> 00:17:38.010
  • Even though God still speaks through human lips, we cannot
  • 00:17:38.010 --> 00:17:41.130
  • all have a preacher in our home, my wife being the exception.
  • 00:17:41.130 --> 00:17:41.140
  • all have a preacher in our home, my wife being the exception.
  • 00:17:41.140 --> 00:17:45.100
  • But we can have a Bible.
  • 00:17:45.100 --> 00:17:45.110
  • But we can have a Bible.
  • 00:17:45.110 --> 00:17:48.130
  • We can read God's decrees through the written word.
  • 00:17:48.130 --> 00:17:48.140
  • We can read God's decrees through the written word.
  • 00:17:48.140 --> 00:17:51.270
  • Can we believe this?
  • 00:17:51.270 --> 00:17:51.280
  • Can we believe this?
  • 00:17:51.280 --> 00:17:53.230
  • Can we truly believe that the Bible is the Word of God?
  • 00:17:53.230 --> 00:17:53.240
  • Can we truly believe that the Bible is the Word of God?
  • 00:17:53.240 --> 00:17:58.090
  • Many don't.
  • 00:17:58.090 --> 00:17:58.100
  • Many don't.
  • 00:17:58.100 --> 00:18:00.060
  • Many say that the Bible is nothing but superstitions
  • 00:18:00.060 --> 00:18:00.070
  • Many say that the Bible is nothing but superstitions
  • 00:18:00.070 --> 00:18:02.190
  • and stories.
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  • and stories.
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  • Others of us, however, have come to accept it
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  • Others of us, however, have come to accept it
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  • as God's honest truth, and believe that God
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  • as God's honest truth, and believe that God
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  • desires to and will direct us.
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  • desires to and will direct us.
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  • 2 Timothy 3:16 says, "All Scripture is God-breathed."
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  • 2 Timothy 3:16 says, "All Scripture is God-breathed."
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  • What reasons do we have to truly believe this?
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  • What reasons do we have to truly believe this?
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  • Well, the first is that Jesus believed it.
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  • Well, the first is that Jesus believed it.
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  • We read in the book of Matthew that when the devil
  • 00:18:26.250 --> 00:18:26.260
  • We read in the book of Matthew that when the devil
  • 00:18:26.260 --> 00:18:29.180
  • came to tempt him, Jesus quoted Scripture.
  • 00:18:29.180 --> 00:18:29.190
  • came to tempt him, Jesus quoted Scripture.
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  • He said, "It is written."
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  • He said, "It is written."
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  • He didn't say, "It is said," or, "I have heard."
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  • He didn't say, "It is said," or, "I have heard."
  • 00:18:34.190 --> 00:18:37.010
  • He said, "It is written."
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  • He said, "It is written."
  • 00:18:37.020 --> 00:18:39.100
  • Jesus had seen it for himself recorded in Scripture,
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  • Jesus had seen it for himself recorded in Scripture,
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  • and spoke God's Word to combat the temptation of Satan.
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  • and spoke God's Word to combat the temptation of Satan.
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  • Then, when Jesus rose from the dead, he taught from Scripture.
  • 00:18:47.210 --> 00:18:47.220
  • Then, when Jesus rose from the dead, he taught from Scripture.
  • 00:18:47.220 --> 00:18:51.170
  • When he began to walk with two of the disciples after his
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  • When he began to walk with two of the disciples after his
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  • resurrection, they didn't realize it was Jesus at first.
  • 00:18:54.130 --> 00:18:54.140
  • resurrection, they didn't realize it was Jesus at first.
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  • They were distraught about his death, so Jesus began to explain
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  • They were distraught about his death, so Jesus began to explain
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  • to them through Scriptures everything that had happened.
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  • to them through Scriptures everything that had happened.
  • 00:19:02.240 --> 00:19:07.130
  • In Luke 24:25 through 27, "Jesus said, 'How foolish you are,
  • 00:19:07.130 --> 00:19:07.140
  • In Luke 24:25 through 27, "Jesus said, 'How foolish you are,
  • 00:19:07.140 --> 00:19:12.090
  • "'and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
  • 00:19:12.090 --> 00:19:12.100
  • "'and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
  • 00:19:12.100 --> 00:19:17.050
  • "'Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things
  • 00:19:17.050 --> 00:19:17.060
  • "'Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things
  • 00:19:17.060 --> 00:19:20.020
  • "and then enter his glory?'
  • 00:19:20.020 --> 00:19:20.030
  • "and then enter his glory?'
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  • "And beginning with Moses and all the prophets,
  • 00:19:21.230 --> 00:19:21.240
  • "And beginning with Moses and all the prophets,
  • 00:19:21.240 --> 00:19:25.040
  • "he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures
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  • "he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures
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  • concerning himself."
  • 00:19:29.100 --> 00:19:29.110
  • concerning himself."
  • 00:19:29.110 --> 00:19:31.040
  • If Jesus considered Scripture to be reliable in fighting Satan
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  • If Jesus considered Scripture to be reliable in fighting Satan
  • 00:19:31.050 --> 00:19:36.150
  • and explaining God's plan, if he set upon it
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  • and explaining God's plan, if he set upon it
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  • his own stamp of approval, what else is needed?
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  • his own stamp of approval, what else is needed?
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  • The second reason is that fulfilled prophecies
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  • The second reason is that fulfilled prophecies
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  • confirm the Bible.
  • 00:19:48.150 --> 00:19:48.160
  • confirm the Bible.
  • 00:19:48.160 --> 00:19:50.290
  • The Bible foretells of many things to come.
  • 00:19:50.290 --> 00:19:51.000
  • The Bible foretells of many things to come.
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  • These are called prophecies.
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  • These are called prophecies.
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  • And God dares us to apply the test of prophecy to Scriptures
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  • And God dares us to apply the test of prophecy to Scriptures
  • 00:19:56.190 --> 00:20:00.040
  • and prove if they are legitimate.
  • 00:20:00.040 --> 00:20:00.050
  • and prove if they are legitimate.
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  • Deuteronomy 18 says that you can prove if a prophecy
  • 00:20:02.270 --> 00:20:02.280
  • Deuteronomy 18 says that you can prove if a prophecy
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  • is a true word from God by whether it comes to pass.
  • 00:20:06.260 --> 00:20:06.270
  • is a true word from God by whether it comes to pass.
  • 00:20:06.270 --> 00:20:10.150
  • It's as simple as that.
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  • It's as simple as that.
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  • If it doesn't come to pass, it was not from God
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  • If it doesn't come to pass, it was not from God
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  • because everything he says will come to pass.
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  • because everything he says will come to pass.
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  • If it doesn't, the prophet spoke presumptuously.
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  • If it doesn't, the prophet spoke presumptuously.
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  • The Bible passes this test.
  • 00:20:21.230 --> 00:20:21.240
  • The Bible passes this test.
  • 00:20:21.240 --> 00:20:24.210
  • Of the more than 2.000 prophecies in the Bible,
  • 00:20:24.210 --> 00:20:24.220
  • Of the more than 2.000 prophecies in the Bible,
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  • over 300 relate directly to the life of Jesus:
  • 00:20:28.110 --> 00:20:28.120
  • over 300 relate directly to the life of Jesus:
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  • his place of birth, his manner of death,
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  • his place of birth, his manner of death,
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  • his burial in the grave of a rich man.
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  • his burial in the grave of a rich man.
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  • These and hundreds of others were fulfilled centuries after
  • 00:20:37.060 --> 00:20:37.070
  • These and hundreds of others were fulfilled centuries after
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  • they were recorded.
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  • they were recorded.
  • 00:20:40.150 --> 00:20:42.230
  • The odds of 300 prophecies being fulfilled in one person are
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  • The odds of 300 prophecies being fulfilled in one person are
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  • staggering, impossible really, yet records show that
  • 00:20:47.190 --> 00:20:47.200
  • staggering, impossible really, yet records show that
  • 00:20:47.200 --> 00:20:52.060
  • they came to pass through Jesus.
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  • they came to pass through Jesus.
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  • And third, changed lives affirm it.
  • 00:20:55.250 --> 00:20:55.260
  • And third, changed lives affirm it.
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  • No book has impacted people like the Bible.
  • 00:20:59.130 --> 00:20:59.140
  • No book has impacted people like the Bible.
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  • From Augustine, who was a scoundrel, to John Newton,
  • 00:21:02.250 --> 00:21:02.260
  • From Augustine, who was a scoundrel, to John Newton,
  • 00:21:02.260 --> 00:21:06.000
  • who was a slave trader, to Abraham Lincoln,
  • 00:21:06.000 --> 00:21:06.010
  • who was a slave trader, to Abraham Lincoln,
  • 00:21:06.010 --> 00:21:08.240
  • who was a simple farm boy, to Max Lucado,
  • 00:21:08.240 --> 00:21:08.250
  • who was a simple farm boy, to Max Lucado,
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  • who was an ungrateful prodigal until he read about God's love
  • 00:21:12.050 --> 00:21:12.060
  • who was an ungrateful prodigal until he read about God's love
  • 00:21:12.060 --> 00:21:15.060
  • for boys who have wandered from home
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  • for boys who have wandered from home
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  • and landed in a pig pen, the Bible changes lives.
  • 00:21:17.020 --> 00:21:17.030
  • and landed in a pig pen, the Bible changes lives.
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  • But ultimately, you must make your own decision.
  • 00:21:21.290 --> 00:21:22.000
  • But ultimately, you must make your own decision.
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  • See for yourself.
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  • See for yourself.
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  • Apply the Bible and see if you don't agree the Bible works.
  • 00:21:27.130 --> 00:21:27.140
  • Apply the Bible and see if you don't agree the Bible works.
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  • When our questions outnumber our answers,
  • 00:21:32.280 --> 00:21:32.290
  • When our questions outnumber our answers,
  • 00:21:32.290 --> 00:21:35.210
  • and our directional compass seems to be spinning,
  • 00:21:35.210 --> 00:21:35.220
  • and our directional compass seems to be spinning,
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  • there is a solid promise we can stand on,
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  • there is a solid promise we can stand on,
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  • "I will instruct you and teach you in the way
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  • "I will instruct you and teach you in the way
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  • you should go."
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  • you should go."
  • 00:21:44.290 --> 00:21:47.180
  • 00:21:47.250 --> 00:21:47.260
  • 00:21:47.260 --> 00:21:53.210
  • The first day I get to heaven, there are a couple of things
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  • The first day I get to heaven, there are a couple of things
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  • on my checklist I'd like to do.
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  • on my checklist I'd like to do.
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  • Worship Jesus, hug my dad, my mom, my brother, and my sisters.
  • 00:21:58.290 --> 00:21:59.000
  • Worship Jesus, hug my dad, my mom, my brother, and my sisters.
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  • Thank every person who ever prayed for me
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  • Thank every person who ever prayed for me
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  • when I was a prodigal.
  • 00:22:06.070 --> 00:22:06.080
  • when I was a prodigal.
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  • Ask a few hard questions of the Apostle Paul.
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  • Ask a few hard questions of the Apostle Paul.
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  • And then have a long conversation with Moses.
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  • And then have a long conversation with Moses.
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  • And I would begin the chat with this question,
  • 00:22:14.200 --> 00:22:14.210
  • And I would begin the chat with this question,
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  • "What was the most dramatic moment of your earthly life?"
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  • "What was the most dramatic moment of your earthly life?"
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  • I imagine he will give me the, "You've got to be kidding look,"
  • 00:22:20.270 --> 00:22:20.280
  • I imagine he will give me the, "You've got to be kidding look,"
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  • and ask me, "Just one?"
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  • and ask me, "Just one?"
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  • Yep, just one.
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  • Yep, just one.
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  • "Oh, could I not give you the top three?" he'd ask.
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  • "Oh, could I not give you the top three?" he'd ask.
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  • "Nope," I'd insist, as if I could insist on anything from
  • 00:22:32.100 --> 00:22:32.110
  • "Nope," I'd insist, as if I could insist on anything from
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  • the man whose biblical byline reads "friend of God."
  • 00:22:35.270 --> 00:22:35.280
  • the man whose biblical byline reads "friend of God."
  • 00:22:35.280 --> 00:22:40.060
  • I imagine he will sigh, and smile, and ask me
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  • I imagine he will sigh, and smile, and ask me
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  • to sit with him at the Pearly Gate Sidewalk Cafe.
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  • to sit with him at the Pearly Gate Sidewalk Cafe.
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  • A crowd will gather at the sight of the wooly haired man
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  • A crowd will gather at the sight of the wooly haired man
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  • who still carries the same staff that once became a snake,
  • 00:22:50.170 --> 00:22:50.180
  • who still carries the same staff that once became a snake,
  • 00:22:50.180 --> 00:22:54.070
  • then became a staff again.
  • 00:22:54.070 --> 00:22:54.080
  • then became a staff again.
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  • At this point, he will look at me, and from beneath that
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  • At this point, he will look at me, and from beneath that
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  • grizzly salt and pepper beard smile a wry smile, and he'll
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  • grizzly salt and pepper beard smile a wry smile, and he'll
  • 00:23:00.240 --> 00:23:05.090
  • stand from his chair, hold the staff with one hand,
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  • stand from his chair, hold the staff with one hand,
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  • and lift a finger into the air with the other.
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  • and lift a finger into the air with the other.
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  • And as if he was writing on an invisible tablet,
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  • And as if he was writing on an invisible tablet,
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  • he will say, "The finger in the stone, that's it.
  • 00:23:16.040 --> 00:23:16.050
  • he will say, "The finger in the stone, that's it.
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  • "The moment when God's finger carved the words
  • 00:23:20.160 --> 00:23:20.170
  • "The moment when God's finger carved the words
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  • into the stone."
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  • into the stone."
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  • Well, we'll have to wait to see the actual answer from Moses,
  • 00:23:25.290 --> 00:23:26.000
  • Well, we'll have to wait to see the actual answer from Moses,
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  • but a strong case can be made for the Sinai moment.
  • 00:23:30.210 --> 00:23:30.220
  • but a strong case can be made for the Sinai moment.
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  • Up until that event, God had not spoken to his creation
  • 00:23:34.130 --> 00:23:34.140
  • Up until that event, God had not spoken to his creation
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  • in that way.
  • 00:23:38.150 --> 00:23:38.160
  • in that way.
  • 00:23:38.160 --> 00:23:40.000
  • This was the first time God's instructions were in writing.
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  • This was the first time God's instructions were in writing.
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  • Exodus 32 says, "Moses turned and went down the mountain
  • 00:23:45.050 --> 00:23:45.060
  • Exodus 32 says, "Moses turned and went down the mountain
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  • "with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands.
  • 00:23:48.150 --> 00:23:48.160
  • "with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands.
  • 00:23:48.160 --> 00:23:52.040
  • "They were inscribed on both sides, front and back.
  • 00:23:52.040 --> 00:23:52.050
  • "They were inscribed on both sides, front and back.
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  • "The tablets were the work of God.
  • 00:23:55.140 --> 00:23:55.150
  • "The tablets were the work of God.
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  • The writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets."
  • 00:23:57.060 --> 00:23:57.070
  • The writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets."
  • 00:23:57.070 --> 00:24:02.040
  • Upon completion, the stone tablets were given to Moses,
  • 00:24:02.040 --> 00:24:02.050
  • Upon completion, the stone tablets were given to Moses,
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  • to in turn give them to the people.
  • 00:24:06.030 --> 00:24:06.040
  • to in turn give them to the people.
  • 00:24:06.040 --> 00:24:08.250
  • In doing so, God gave us this promise: he will guide us.
  • 00:24:08.250 --> 00:24:08.260
  • In doing so, God gave us this promise: he will guide us.
  • 00:24:08.260 --> 00:24:13.130
  • Psalm 32:8 says, "I will instruct you and teach you
  • 00:24:13.130 --> 00:24:13.140
  • Psalm 32:8 says, "I will instruct you and teach you
  • 00:24:13.140 --> 00:24:19.020
  • in the way you should go."
  • 00:24:19.020 --> 00:24:19.030
  • in the way you should go."
  • 00:24:19.030 --> 00:24:20.290
  • These tablets containing God's words became guideposts
  • 00:24:20.290 --> 00:24:21.000
  • These tablets containing God's words became guideposts
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  • to the children of Israel.
  • 00:24:25.120 --> 00:24:25.130
  • to the children of Israel.
  • 00:24:25.130 --> 00:24:27.120
  • God was giving them answers to a number of questions,
  • 00:24:27.120 --> 00:24:27.130
  • God was giving them answers to a number of questions,
  • 00:24:27.130 --> 00:24:31.040
  • questions about marriage, community respect,
  • 00:24:31.040 --> 00:24:31.050
  • questions about marriage, community respect,
  • 00:24:31.050 --> 00:24:34.110
  • law and order, worship, and work.
  • 00:24:34.110 --> 00:24:34.120
  • law and order, worship, and work.
  • 00:24:34.120 --> 00:24:37.110
  • It was the first written guidance they had ever received.
  • 00:24:37.110 --> 00:24:37.120
  • It was the first written guidance they had ever received.
  • 00:24:37.120 --> 00:24:41.240
  • But it would not be the last.
  • 00:24:41.240 --> 00:24:41.250
  • But it would not be the last.
  • 00:24:41.250 --> 00:24:43.090
  • God was putting together a manual for us,
  • 00:24:43.090 --> 00:24:43.100
  • God was putting together a manual for us,
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  • a manual for life filled with promises.
  • 00:24:46.210 --> 00:24:46.220
  • a manual for life filled with promises.
  • 00:24:46.220 --> 00:24:50.020
  • Many more records would be written.
  • 00:24:50.020 --> 00:24:50.030
  • Many more records would be written.
  • 00:24:50.030 --> 00:24:52.040
  • Many more prophecies would be made, many of them written about
  • 00:24:52.040 --> 00:24:52.050
  • Many more prophecies would be made, many of them written about
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  • Jesus, the one who would shed even more light on this ongoing
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  • Jesus, the one who would shed even more light on this ongoing
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  • narrative, and bring clarity to this unfolding manual of life.
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  • narrative, and bring clarity to this unfolding manual of life.
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  • And it was written for us, you and me.
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  • And it was written for us, you and me.
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  • What a reassuring thing to hear.
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  • What a reassuring thing to hear.
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  • What hope this gives us that God himself would instruct us
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  • What hope this gives us that God himself would instruct us
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  • and teach us, like a good father instructs a child,
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  • and teach us, like a good father instructs a child,
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  • or a teacher imparts to a student.
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  • or a teacher imparts to a student.
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  • Jesus challenges us with these words.
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  • Jesus challenges us with these words.
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  • "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.
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  • "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.
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  • "Then you will know the truth,
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  • "Then you will know the truth,
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  • and the truth will set you free."
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  • and the truth will set you free."
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  • Freedom comes as we know the truth through God's Word.
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  • Freedom comes as we know the truth through God's Word.
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  • And isn't freedom a beautiful thing?
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  • And isn't freedom a beautiful thing?
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  • The word itself lightens your shoulders, and lifts your head,
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  • The word itself lightens your shoulders, and lifts your head,
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  • and puts a smile on your face.
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  • and puts a smile on your face.
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  • I may not be able to argue every theological and scientific
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  • I may not be able to argue every theological and scientific
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  • question someone throws at me, and there may be others
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  • question someone throws at me, and there may be others
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  • who can do that.
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  • who can do that.
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  • But I can tell you how my life was changed, and I can give
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  • But I can tell you how my life was changed, and I can give
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  • a walking, talking testimony that I was once lost,
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  • a walking, talking testimony that I was once lost,
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  • but now I'm found.
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  • but now I'm found.
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  • I once lived in fear, but now I have peace.
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  • I once lived in fear, but now I have peace.
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  • I once had a shadowy past, but now I have a bright future.
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  • I once had a shadowy past, but now I have a bright future.
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  • And I can tell you that I wouldn't trade this freedom for
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  • And I can tell you that I wouldn't trade this freedom for
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  • anything because when you've tasted freedom, like a prisoner
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  • anything because when you've tasted freedom, like a prisoner
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  • who is seeing sunshine for the first time in a long time,
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  • who is seeing sunshine for the first time in a long time,
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  • there's just no going back.
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  • there's just no going back.
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  • Together, let's make this our own promise in response,
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  • Together, let's make this our own promise in response,
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  • "I will read and heed God's Word."
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  • "I will read and heed God's Word."
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  • Then let hope fill your heart as you trust him to lead you.
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  • Then let hope fill your heart as you trust him to lead you.
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  • What's shaking in your world?
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  • What's shaking in your world?
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  • Your finances, your family, your faith?
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  • Your finances, your family, your faith?
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  • It's easy to lose hope when the storms of life come.
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  • It's easy to lose hope when the storms of life come.
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  • But there is one thing in life we can stand on
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  • But there is one thing in life we can stand on
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  • when everything else around us is shaken.
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  • when everything else around us is shaken.
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  • We can build our lives on the promises of God.
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  • We can build our lives on the promises of God.
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  • Why?
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  • Why?
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  • Well, God's Word is sure.
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  • Well, God's Word is sure.
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  • What he says happens.
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  • What he says happens.
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  • God will not, indeed he cannot break his promises.
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  • God will not, indeed he cannot break his promises.
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  • His covenants won't collapse.
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  • His covenants won't collapse.
  • 00:26:52.180 --> 00:26:54.180
  • His word is his bond, and his bond won't break.
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  • His word is his bond, and his bond won't break.
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  • What he says will happen.
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  • What he says will happen.
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  • Won't you say it with me?
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  • Won't you say it with me?
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  • We are building our lives on the promises of God.
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  • We are building our lives on the promises of God.
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  • Because his word is unbreakable, our hope is unshakable.
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  • Because his word is unbreakable, our hope is unshakable.
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  • We do not stand on the problems or life, or the pain in life.
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  • We do not stand on the problems or life, or the pain in life.
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  • We stand on the great and precious promises of God.
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  • We stand on the great and precious promises of God.
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  • Unshakable
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  • Unshakable
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  • (announcer) Many in the world have resigned themselves
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  • to living with ever-rising levels of fear and uncertainty,
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  • to living with ever-rising levels of fear and uncertainty,
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  • but this should not be so for God's people.
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  • but this should not be so for God's people.
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  • That's the reassuring message that comes through powerfully
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