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October 9, 2019
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Pastor Robert Morris Ministries

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  • to sustain your spiritual body.
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  • Let me say it another way, a whole bunch of Christians
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  • are dying from spiritual malnutrition
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  • because they're not eating the Word of God.
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  • ROBERT: All right, so I'm beginning a new series.
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  • If you want to turn to Exodus 16 and John 6,
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  • or flip, you know, however, you know.
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  • Exodus 16 and then I'll go to John 6, and I'm going
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  • to preach a series, begin a series called,
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  • "More than Words".
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  • But, this is about the Bible, and God started speaking to me
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  • last fall to really help us understand and love God's Word,
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  • and I say God's Word because I do believe it is God's Word.
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  • And then, I saw something in print where a person
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  • who has professed Christ was actually attacking the Bible.
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  • It was so shocking to me.
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  • It was such an unbelievable attack.
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  • And so, I began to study this attack.
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  • What it said was that we need to learn to read
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  • and interpret the Bible as other great works
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  • of literature, such as Shakespeare.
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  • and it even said, and all of us should interpret the Bible
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  • according to our world view.
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  • I was shocked that I was reading this!
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  • I was shocked!
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  • And it said, thus, and it put in parentheses,
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  • biblical interpretation.
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  • Okay, well, that's not what the doctrine
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  • of biblical interpretation means,
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  • the doctrine of biblical interpretation
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  • actually says the opposite.
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  • It says the Bible is of no private interpretation.
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  • Let me put it this way.
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  • You don't interpret the Bible,
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  • the Bible interprets you.
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  • The Bible is God's Word.
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  • And so, I was actually talking to my son, Josh,
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  • about this, and he said, Dad, there's kind of a whole
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  • move against the inerrancy of Scripture.
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  • If you use the word inerrant, it's like, well,
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  • you're just part of the older, uninformed,
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  • you know, dinosaur-type generation.
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  • And I said, well, how in the world...what are they using?
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  • And of course, what I found out was they're using
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  • the same argument that I heard 35 years ago
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  • when I was in Bible college.
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  • And I talked to Pastor Jack Hayford about it.
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  • He said, they were saying that 65 years ago
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  • when I was in Bible college!
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  • So there's no new argument, and so, please
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  • don't get caught up in it.
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  • So I said to Josh, what would be their main argument?
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  • He said, well, the inconsistencies in Scripture.
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  • I said, like what?
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  • And he said, well -- he said, for instance,
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  • they're saying -- my son wasn't saying this.
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  • He said, they're saying that it's scientifically
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  • impossible for a man to live inside a fish
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  • for three days.
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  • And so I said to him, well, I actually believe that.
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  • And my son said, what? You believe that?
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  • I said, yeah, I do believe it's scientifically impossible
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  • for a man to live inside a fish for three days.
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  • I also believe it's scientifically impossible
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  • for an ocean to part and people to walk over on dry land.
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  • I also believe it's scientifically impossible
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  • for a virgin to have a child, and I believe
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  • it's scientifically impossible for a man to walk on water,
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  • and I believe it's scientifically impossible
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  • for a man to be raised from the dead!
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  • [applause]
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  • And I said to my son, that doesn't prove
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  • that the Bible's not true.
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  • That proves that God is God!
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  • That proves we have a supernatural,
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  • miracle-working God!
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  • That's what it proves.
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  • I mean, there's a whole bunch of things in here
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  • that are scientifically impossible, and if your god
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  • is subject to science, I feel sorry for you.
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  • Is it okay if I preach for a moment?
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  • [applause]
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  • Thank you.
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  • This is God's Word, and listen, do you realize
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  • it's the first attack of Satan?
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  • The first attack of Satan was to cast doubt
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  • on the Word of God.
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  • Did God really say?
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  • And let me tell you where that leads.
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  • That leads to exactly what Satan said.
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  • You can become God.
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  • If you can decide which passages are inspired
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  • and which passages are not inspired, that means you
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  • become God, and you're not God.
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  • And I believe every word of this book,
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  • even if I don't understand it.
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  • If you think this book is limited to your
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  • little finite intellectualism, I feel sorry for you
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  • if you think this book, you have to understand it
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  • to make sure it's true.
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  • You're not that smart.
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  • Man, I'm fired up about this series,
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  • I just want you to know!
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  • [applause]
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  • You mark my words, this is the next attack of the enemy,
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  • because he doesn't have to discuss issues anymore.
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  • All he's got to do is discredit this book
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  • as God's Word.
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  • So, all of the issues that we talk about,
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  • he doesn't have to talk about, Satan says.
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  • Satan came up with, I don't have to talk about
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  • issues anymore.
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  • I don't have to argue issues, I just have to cast doubt
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  • on this book.
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  • And that's what he did with Adam and Eve in the garden.
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  • He has no new tricks.
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  • He wants to cast doubt on the Word of God.
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  • All right, so we're going to talk about "Bread".
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  • Here's number one.
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  • The Bible is our daily bread, our daily bread.
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  • Exodus 16:4, "Then the Lord said to Moses,
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  • "Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you."
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  • Notice "bread from heaven."
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  • It's very important because Jesus quotes this.
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  • "Bread from heaven for you.
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  • And the people shall go out and gather a certain
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  • quota every day."
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  • I'm going to give you bread every day.
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  • "That I may test them, whether they will walk
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  • in My law or not."
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  • Then you go to the New Testament,
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  • and we'll be at John 6 in a moment, but Matthew 6:11,
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  • when the disciples said, teach us to pray, He said,
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  • "Give us this day our daily bread."
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  • Okay, yes, I believe that's talking about provision,
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  • but since the Bible is also bread,
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  • and I'll show it to you in a minute where it's very clear
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  • that the words of God are bread, is it that God wants to give you
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  • a daily Word from God?
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  • Now, I don't want to embarrass you, because all of us miss.
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  • All of us miss a few mornings,
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  • but you should be reading the Bible every day.
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  • But, what was your Word from God today?
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  • Okay, I've had a very busy time.
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  • I had a haircut at 8:00 this morning, and then went by --
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  • I know that doesn't sound that busy!
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  • But, my travel schedule the last week,
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  • and then went by to see the doctor at 9:00,
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  • because we're going out of the country and we take
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  • some precautionary things with us, you know?
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  • And then went by the chiropractor and all,
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  • and then was studying and getting ready,
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  • studying on the plane there and on the plane back
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  • Thursday and Friday from the memorial service.
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  • And so, after I studied then, I was just exhausted,
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  • and so I lied down for a little while,
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  • took a nap, so I woke up then.
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  • I got ready and then prayed and all,
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  • but didn't have anything to eat.
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  • But I was a little weak, and so I ate a sandwich
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  • in the green room before I came out.
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  • But when we don't eat, we kind of feel
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  • kind of yucky, you know?
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  • And tired, and weak.
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  • Now, I think some of you feel yucky, and tired,
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  • and weak, because you haven't been eating.
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  • Here's a good one about daily.
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  • I love this verse, Psalm 68:19.
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  • "Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits."
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  • I would like us to make a commitment to read
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  • the Bible every day.
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  • It is the first thing I do every morning.
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  • The first thing I do, and it's on our phones now.
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  • It's so easy and it's free.
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  • I know the guy, I know him really well,
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  • who invented YouVersion.
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  • I know the guy.
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  • He's a great guy.
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  • So, it's free.
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  • And the very first thing I do, the very first thing,
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  • before I shower, before anything,
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  • is I just pick up my phone,
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  • flip it over to where I'm reading and start reading,
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  • and I read two to three chapters first thing.
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  • I'm having breakfast, my spiritual breakfast,
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  • and I want to encourage you to read the Bible every day.
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  • Here's what I'd like to say to you.
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  • If you'll read the Bible for 30 days, every day,
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  • if you're not fully satisfied, I'll give you
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  • your money back.
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  • [laughter]
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  • Okay.
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  • So, let me tell you.
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  • You say, well, what Bible should I read?
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  • So, let me just give you just a little understanding.
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  • There are two categories of Bibles -- actually three,
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  • but two categories of translations.
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  • The third is a paraphrase.
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  • A paraphrase is like The Living Bible.
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  • The guy wrote it for his kids, so don't put it down.
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  • It's a great idea to write for your kids
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  • when all we had was the Old King James.
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  • He wrote it so his kids could understand it,
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  • and that's a paraphrase, and a paraphrase means he takes
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  • the English version and puts it in modern day language. Okay?
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  • So, but translations go back to the original Hebrew,
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  • Old Testament, Greek, New Testament,
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  • and they translate.
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  • But, there are two types of translations.
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  • An exact equivalency translates word by word.
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  • A dynamic equivalency translates the phrase
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  • or the thought.
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  • That's the difference in the two categories of Bibles,
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  • and I'll tell you some of the ones.
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  • But, the exact equivalency, that's what I preach from.
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  • I preach from the New King James,
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  • because I want to know what the exact word is.
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  • Many times, I tell you, let me tell you what this word
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  • means in the Greek or in the Hebrew.
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  • That doesn't mean it's better than,
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  • it just means it's a different translation.
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  • So, if you're going to study, you want an exact
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  • equivalency translation.
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  • New King James is an exact equivalency.
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  • New American Standard, English Standard Version,
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  • those are exact equivalency.
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  • A dynamic translation translates the thought of the verse.
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  • That would be like the New Living Translation,
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  • the English Version, the NIV, The Message.
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  • I used to think The Message was a paraphrase,
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  • but I found out that it is a translation.
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  • They went back to the original.
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  • And I like The Message, by the way.
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  • The Message, it's just a great --
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  • it just puts it in such a different way.
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  • I would suggest to everyone to get The Message
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  • and read that version.
  • 00:11:04.160 --> 00:11:06.020
  • It's like, Psalm 122:1 says, "I was glad when they said
  • 00:11:06.050 --> 00:11:10.270
  • unto me, "Let us go into the house of the Lord."
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  • Do you remember that?
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  • Okay, The Message says something like, it was cool
  • 00:11:14.140 --> 00:11:17.130
  • when they said, hey, dude, let's go to church.
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  • You know, it's not quite that, but it's just a fun version.
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  • So, I just want you to read the Bible, that's the point.
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  • So again, exact equivalency is word by word,
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  • dynamic is thought by thought.
  • 00:11:33.080 --> 00:11:35.070
  • So that's the difference between the two versions, all right?
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  • Here's number two, our sustaining bread.
  • 00:11:37.260 --> 00:11:42.030
  • So, not only is it our daily bread, God wants
  • 00:11:42.060 --> 00:11:44.100
  • to give you a Word from His Word every day --
  • 00:11:44.130 --> 00:11:48.090
  • by the way, how many of you have had this happen?
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  • I don't need to ask you to raise your hands,
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  • but how many times have you read something in the Bible,
  • 00:11:52.030 --> 00:11:54.110
  • and later in the day you thought, oh, that's why
  • 00:11:54.140 --> 00:11:56.140
  • I read that this morning? See?
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  • So, it's a daily Word from God.
  • 00:11:59.120 --> 00:12:01.170
  • Our sustaining bread, Matthew 4:3-4.
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  • "Now when the tempter came to Him, he said,
  • 00:12:06.100 --> 00:12:08.120
  • "If you are the Son of God, command that these stones
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  • become bread."
  • 00:12:11.090 --> 00:12:13.160
  • Now remember, Jesus had been fasting 40 days.
  • 00:12:13.190 --> 00:12:16.020
  • "But He answered and said, "It is written,
  • 00:12:16.050 --> 00:12:18.010
  • "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word
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  • that proceeds from the mouth of God."
  • 00:12:22.180 --> 00:12:24.160
  • By the way, let me just go back to my introduction,
  • 00:12:24.190 --> 00:12:27.280
  • my fiery introduction.
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  • If Scripture is just another literary work like Shakespeare,
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  • why did Jesus use it to overcome temptation?
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  • Because three times when He was tempted, He said,
  • 00:12:38.160 --> 00:12:41.150
  • it is written, it is written, it is written.
  • 00:12:41.180 --> 00:12:43.190
  • And you can quote Shakespeare all the day you want,
  • 00:12:43.220 --> 00:12:45.150
  • it won't rebuke Satan, but God's Word does.
  • 00:12:45.180 --> 00:12:49.220
  • So, it is written.
  • 00:12:49.250 --> 00:12:51.030
  • So, "It is written, "Man shall not live by bread alone."
  • 00:12:51.060 --> 00:12:56.180
  • "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word
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  • that proceeds from the mouth of God."
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  • This is showing that the Bible is our bread,
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  • it's our spiritual nourishment.
  • 00:13:05.090 --> 00:13:07.150
  • And He quoted -- now, He's quoting when He said,
  • 00:13:07.180 --> 00:13:09.090
  • "It is written".
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  • It's Deuteronomy 8:3.
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  • "So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger,
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  • fed you with manna", that's that daily manna,
  • 00:13:13.160 --> 00:13:16.090
  • "which you did not know nor did your fathers know,
  • 00:13:16.120 --> 00:13:19.010
  • that He might make you know that man shall not live
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  • by bread alone, but man lives by every word
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  • that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord."
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  • Now, just to tell you something, Debbie loves bread.
  • 00:13:26.040 --> 00:13:29.160
  • She loves bread.
  • 00:13:29.190 --> 00:13:30.170
  • She could eat bread morning, breakfast, noon,
  • 00:13:30.200 --> 00:13:33.120
  • midnight snack. She loves bread.
  • 00:13:33.150 --> 00:13:35.220
  • And so, when I try to lose weight,
  • 00:13:35.250 --> 00:13:38.040
  • I try to do high protein, low carbs.
  • 00:13:38.070 --> 00:13:40.160
  • She doesn't like that at all, because she loves bread.
  • 00:13:40.190 --> 00:13:43.140
  • So, I was actually sharing this message with her,
  • 00:13:43.170 --> 00:13:46.160
  • and I said, so in number two I'm going to use the Scripture
  • 00:13:46.190 --> 00:13:49.080
  • where Jesus said, "Man does not live by bread alone".
  • 00:13:49.110 --> 00:13:52.030
  • She said, I told you the Atkins diet was of the devil!
  • 00:13:52.060 --> 00:13:55.030
  • So, anyway, we need food to sustain
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  • our natural bodies.
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  • Would you agree?
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  • You need spiritual food to sustain your spiritual body.
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  • Let me say it another way.
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  • A whole bunch of Christians are dying
  • 00:14:10.290 --> 00:14:14.110
  • from spiritual malnutrition, because they're not eating
  • 00:14:14.140 --> 00:14:18.290
  • the Word of God. This is bread.
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  • Isaiah 55:2, "Why do you spend money for what is not bread?"
  • 00:14:21.210 --> 00:14:27.100
  • In other words, why do you spend your time
  • 00:14:27.130 --> 00:14:30.030
  • not feeding your spirit?
  • 00:14:30.060 --> 00:14:32.100
  • "And your wages for what does not satisfy?
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  • Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good",
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  • that's referring to the Bible, spiritual bread,
  • 00:14:36.210 --> 00:14:39.070
  • "and let your soul delight in abundance."
  • 00:14:39.100 --> 00:14:43.060
  • In other words, it's going to feed your soul.
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  • Job 23:12, "I've treasured the words of His mouth",
  • 00:14:45.080 --> 00:14:49.040
  • that would be the Bible, "more than my necessary food."
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  • Joshua 1:8, "This book of the law shall not depart
  • 00:14:53.240 --> 00:14:56.170
  • from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night
  • 00:14:56.200 --> 00:14:59.060
  • that you may observe to do according to all
  • 00:14:59.090 --> 00:15:01.280
  • that is written in it.
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  • For then", then, if you meditate on the Word day
  • 00:15:03.210 --> 00:15:07.070
  • and night, "then you will make your way prosperous,
  • 00:15:07.100 --> 00:15:12.090
  • and then you will have good success."
  • 00:15:12.120 --> 00:15:16.100
  • Okay, so this says you'll prosper and be successful,
  • 00:15:16.130 --> 00:15:19.010
  • and not just financially, marriage, family, kids, health,
  • 00:15:19.040 --> 00:15:22.200
  • everything, if you read and meditate on God's Word.
  • 00:15:22.230 --> 00:15:25.210
  • If, according to that verse, then what's the most
  • 00:15:25.240 --> 00:15:28.050
  • important thing you could do every day?
  • 00:15:28.080 --> 00:15:31.170
  • It's not read the Wall Street Journal,
  • 00:15:31.200 --> 00:15:33.150
  • and that may be part of your business, but the most important
  • 00:15:33.180 --> 00:15:35.260
  • thing you could do if you want to prosper
  • 00:15:35.290 --> 00:15:37.170
  • is read the Bible every day.
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  • My son, James, now oversees our stewardship department
  • 00:15:40.010 --> 00:15:43.030
  • and a few other departments here at the church.
  • 00:15:43.060 --> 00:15:45.170
  • But when he was young, he wanted to go into business.
  • 00:15:45.200 --> 00:15:49.110
  • So when he was 16 years old, Steve Doolan,
  • 00:15:49.140 --> 00:15:52.000
  • a family friend of ours who was in the construction business
  • 00:15:52.030 --> 00:15:54.110
  • for 30 years, now oversees our business leaders,
  • 00:15:54.140 --> 00:15:58.100
  • Steve said to me, you know, James wants
  • 00:15:58.130 --> 00:16:00.150
  • to be a businessman like I am, and so, would you mind
  • 00:16:00.180 --> 00:16:03.260
  • if I mentor him in business?
  • 00:16:03.290 --> 00:16:06.100
  • I said, I'd love for you to mentor him in business.
  • 00:16:06.130 --> 00:16:08.260
  • And so, they met and when he got home, I said, well,
  • 00:16:08.290 --> 00:16:11.160
  • did you learn a lot of business principles?
  • 00:16:11.190 --> 00:16:13.110
  • He said, nope, I didn't.
  • 00:16:13.140 --> 00:16:15.190
  • And he said, now we're going to meet every week,
  • 00:16:15.220 --> 00:16:17.160
  • but he said, do you know what this was about?
  • 00:16:17.190 --> 00:16:19.080
  • I said, no.
  • 00:16:19.110 --> 00:16:20.070
  • He said, it was about the Bible.
  • 00:16:20.100 --> 00:16:23.160
  • And he told me, you will never be successful
  • 00:16:23.190 --> 00:16:26.280
  • in business if you don't know the Bible.
  • 00:16:27.010 --> 00:16:30.090
  • And so, Steve, one of our elders, required my son,
  • 00:16:30.120 --> 00:16:34.270
  • when he was 16 years old, the first thing he said,
  • 00:16:35.000 --> 00:16:37.090
  • he said, and I won't meet with you if you don't do this.
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  • He required him to memorize 200 Scriptures a year.
  • 00:16:40.110 --> 00:16:47.010
  • Now, a funny story about that.
  • 00:16:47.040 --> 00:16:48.270
  • When he went to Baylor University to study business,
  • 00:16:49.000 --> 00:16:53.050
  • Steve said, you know, you need to listen to the Bible
  • 00:16:53.080 --> 00:16:56.110
  • in your spare time.
  • 00:16:56.140 --> 00:16:57.190
  • Well, my son, if you know James,
  • 00:16:57.220 --> 00:16:59.150
  • he oversees stewardship, okay?
  • 00:16:59.180 --> 00:17:01.110
  • So, he's a good steward.
  • 00:17:01.140 --> 00:17:02.280
  • Another way to say that is he's cheap.
  • 00:17:03.010 --> 00:17:07.020
  • So, he goes to the bookstore and the New King James Version
  • 00:17:07.050 --> 00:17:11.060
  • is like, $49 or $59.
  • 00:17:11.090 --> 00:17:13.260
  • All of the versions are anyways.
  • 00:17:13.290 --> 00:17:15.220
  • But they had the Old King James for $9.99,
  • 00:17:15.250 --> 00:17:20.220
  • so he bought the Old King James.
  • 00:17:20.250 --> 00:17:23.100
  • So one day, Josh, my older son, calls me and said,
  • 00:17:23.130 --> 00:17:26.020
  • what is going on with James?
  • 00:17:26.050 --> 00:17:28.290
  • I said, what do you mean?
  • 00:17:29.020 --> 00:17:30.180
  • And so he said, well, I called him and he said to me,
  • 00:17:30.210 --> 00:17:33.160
  • wherefore art thou, my brother?
  • 00:17:33.190 --> 00:17:39.190
  • Josh said, what?
  • 00:17:39.220 --> 00:17:43.040
  • And James said, hast thy been in thy fields
  • 00:17:43.070 --> 00:17:45.150
  • with thy father today?
  • 00:17:45.180 --> 00:17:47.010
  • [laughter]
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  • All right, here's the third point.
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  • It's not only our daily bread and our sustaining bread,
  • 00:17:57.010 --> 00:18:00.120
  • it's our true bread.
  • 00:18:00.150 --> 00:18:02.200
  • It's our true bread.
  • 00:18:02.230 --> 00:18:03.230
  • By the way, if you don't know where the word Bible
  • 00:18:03.260 --> 00:18:05.130
  • came from, just a little history here.
  • 00:18:05.160 --> 00:18:08.020
  • It came from the Greek word biblios,
  • 00:18:08.050 --> 00:18:10.250
  • which comes from a city named Byblos.
  • 00:18:10.280 --> 00:18:13.170
  • Byblos was the largest --
  • 00:18:13.200 --> 00:18:15.280
  • it was a Phoenician city.
  • 00:18:16.010 --> 00:18:17.000
  • It was the largest exporter of papyrus paper
  • 00:18:17.030 --> 00:18:21.140
  • in the world.
  • 00:18:21.170 --> 00:18:22.200
  • So, if you had a book at that time, it was probably
  • 00:18:22.230 --> 00:18:24.260
  • printed in Byblos.
  • 00:18:24.290 --> 00:18:27.050
  • So you say, well, so the word Bible simply means book,
  • 00:18:27.080 --> 00:18:30.100
  • but you have to remember, the word Holy
  • 00:18:30.130 --> 00:18:32.210
  • is in front of it.
  • 00:18:32.240 --> 00:18:34.100
  • It is the Holy Book.
  • 00:18:34.130 --> 00:18:35.190
  • It's the set apart book from all other books.
  • 00:18:35.220 --> 00:18:38.030
  • So, it's our true bread, so what do I mean by this?
  • 00:18:38.060 --> 00:18:40.210
  • Well, I want you to watch.
  • 00:18:40.240 --> 00:18:41.230
  • Remember we started with manna, and it said
  • 00:18:41.260 --> 00:18:43.220
  • "bread from heaven?"
  • 00:18:43.250 --> 00:18:45.260
  • Now, watch what Jesus says in John 6:31.
  • 00:18:45.290 --> 00:18:50.020
  • This is what the Pharisees said to Jesus first.
  • 00:18:50.050 --> 00:18:53.150
  • "Our fathers ate the manna in the desert, as it is written,
  • 00:18:53.180 --> 00:18:56.270
  • "He gave them bread from heaven to eat."
  • 00:18:57.000 --> 00:19:00.180
  • Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly I say to you,
  • 00:19:00.210 --> 00:19:03.100
  • Moses did not give you the bread from heaven",
  • 00:19:03.130 --> 00:19:09.090
  • and notice He didn't say he didn't give you
  • 00:19:09.120 --> 00:19:10.270
  • bread from heaven.
  • 00:19:11.000 --> 00:19:12.110
  • He said he didn't give you the bread.
  • 00:19:12.140 --> 00:19:14.210
  • He did give you bread from heaven, but not the bread
  • 00:19:14.240 --> 00:19:16.160
  • from heaven.
  • 00:19:16.190 --> 00:19:17.290
  • "But My Father gives you the true bread from heaven,
  • 00:19:18.020 --> 00:19:23.240
  • for the bread of God", the bread of God,
  • 00:19:23.270 --> 00:19:26.290
  • "is He who comes down from heaven and gives life
  • 00:19:27.020 --> 00:19:31.290
  • to the world."
  • 00:19:32.020 --> 00:19:33.110
  • Then they said to Him, "Lord, give us this bread also."
  • 00:19:33.140 --> 00:19:36.110
  • And Jesus said to them", I love this,
  • 00:19:36.140 --> 00:19:38.150
  • "I am the bread of life."
  • 00:19:38.180 --> 00:19:42.040
  • I'm the bread, fellows!
  • 00:19:42.070 --> 00:19:44.100
  • "He who comes to Me shall never hunger", spiritually,
  • 00:19:44.130 --> 00:19:46.140
  • "and He who believes in Me shall never thirst."
  • 00:19:46.170 --> 00:19:50.230
  • He can satisfy you.
  • 00:19:50.260 --> 00:19:52.020
  • Then, Verse 48 of John 6, "I am the bread of life.
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  • Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness,
  • 00:19:57.080 --> 00:19:59.190
  • and they are now dead.
  • 00:19:59.220 --> 00:20:01.280
  • This is the bread which comes down from heaven,
  • 00:20:02.010 --> 00:20:05.010
  • that one may eat of it and not die", and live forever.
  • 00:20:05.040 --> 00:20:08.160
  • "I am the living bread which came down from heaven.
  • 00:20:08.190 --> 00:20:12.010
  • If anyone eats of this bread, he shall live forever,
  • 00:20:12.040 --> 00:20:14.280
  • and the bread I shall give is My flesh,
  • 00:20:15.010 --> 00:20:16.290
  • which I give for the life of the world."
  • 00:20:17.020 --> 00:20:19.270
  • John 1:1, "In the beginning was the Word,
  • 00:20:20.000 --> 00:20:22.030
  • and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
  • 00:20:22.060 --> 00:20:25.250
  • And Verse 14 says, "And the Word became flesh",
  • 00:20:25.280 --> 00:20:28.210
  • so it's talking about Jesus.
  • 00:20:28.240 --> 00:20:29.260
  • Jesus is the Word of God.
  • 00:20:29.290 --> 00:20:31.280
  • "And dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory,
  • 00:20:32.010 --> 00:20:34.080
  • the glory of the only begotten", remember John 3:16,
  • 00:20:34.110 --> 00:20:37.180
  • He's the only begotten Son,
  • 00:20:37.210 --> 00:20:39.170
  • "of the Father, full of grace and truth."
  • 00:20:39.200 --> 00:20:41.120
  • John 19:11, "I saw heaven opened, and behold,
  • 00:20:41.150 --> 00:20:44.020
  • a white horse.
  • 00:20:44.050 --> 00:20:45.050
  • He who sat upon it was called Faithful and True,
  • 00:20:45.080 --> 00:20:46.290
  • in righteousness He judges and makes war.
  • 00:20:47.020 --> 00:20:50.060
  • His eyes were like a flame of fire",
  • 00:20:50.090 --> 00:20:52.190
  • so we know this is Jesus.
  • 00:20:52.220 --> 00:20:54.010
  • "On His head were many crowns.
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  • He had a name written that no one knew except Himself.
  • 00:20:55.160 --> 00:20:58.020
  • He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood,
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  • and His name is called The Word of God."
  • 00:21:00.250 --> 00:21:06.060
  • All right, so why am I telling you this?
  • 00:21:06.090 --> 00:21:08.130
  • When you read this book, you are taking in Jesus.
  • 00:21:08.160 --> 00:21:16.120
  • I've got one more Scripture here, John 6:63.
  • 00:21:16.150 --> 00:21:18.290
  • Jesus said, "The words that I speak unto you,
  • 00:21:19.020 --> 00:21:22.010
  • they are Spirit and they are life."
  • 00:21:22.040 --> 00:21:27.030
  • The more you read this book, the more Jesus gets in you.
  • 00:21:27.060 --> 00:21:31.050
  • Jesus.
  • 00:21:31.080 --> 00:21:31.270
  • Think about this.
  • 00:21:32.000 --> 00:21:33.190
  • We have the key to everything.
  • 00:21:33.220 --> 00:21:37.170
  • We have the secret to miracles.
  • 00:21:37.200 --> 00:21:40.250
  • We have God's autobiography.
  • 00:21:40.280 --> 00:21:45.080
  • Not biography, He wrote it.
  • 00:21:45.110 --> 00:21:49.000
  • We have an encyclopedia on God from Him and about Him.
  • 00:21:49.030 --> 00:21:55.100
  • We have the words of eternal life.
  • 00:21:55.130 --> 00:21:58.270
  • We have the answer to every problem.
  • 00:21:59.000 --> 00:22:03.090
  • And it's an app on our phones that we very seldom open.
  • 00:22:03.120 --> 00:22:11.180
  • I promise you, you read this book,
  • 00:22:11.210 --> 00:22:13.090
  • it'll change your life.
  • 00:22:13.120 --> 00:22:15.270
  • Gateway Church was born out of this book.
  • 00:22:16.000 --> 00:22:20.020
  • When I was praying about whether to start a church or not,
  • 00:22:20.050 --> 00:22:23.120
  • God took me to a Scripture.
  • 00:22:23.150 --> 00:22:26.030
  • We were thinking about moving to the Southlake,
  • 00:22:26.060 --> 00:22:29.190
  • Keller, Colleyville, Grapevine area,
  • 00:22:29.220 --> 00:22:31.250
  • somewhere in here, to begin the first campus.
  • 00:22:31.280 --> 00:22:34.180
  • We knew then we would have other campuses eventually.
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  • And, we put our house up for sale.
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  • It was up for six months.
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  • We never had one showing, not even a showing,
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  • much less an offer, we never had a showing!
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  • And we were not thinking about then planning the church.
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  • We were then just moving to another neighborhood.
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  • Then when God spoke to us to plant the church,
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  • the Lord said to me, or Debbie said, well, it's the same thing.
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  • [laughter]
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  • I saw some ladies, Debbie said,
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  • I think we need to put our house back up for sale.
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  • I said, there are six houses in the neighborhood for sale.
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  • We were the only ones for sale before.
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  • We never even got a showing.
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  • She said, I think we need to.
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  • So I said to the Lord, Lord, do we put our house up for sale?
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  • And in my daily Bible reading, I'm reading through,
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  • and I was reading the New Living Translation.
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  • I get to Genesis 35:1, "Then God said to Jacob,
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  • "Get ready and move to Bethel and settle there,
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  • and build an altar there to God."
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  • And build a church.
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  • Build a place for people to worship God.
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  • We put our house up for sale.
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  • Within two weeks, we had a bidding war on our house,
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  • and it sold.
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  • We bought a house in Keller.
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  • We started a Bible study in our living room
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  • with 30 people, and now we have 30.000 attending every week,
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  • because God spoke. God spoke.
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  • [applause]
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  • ROBERT: God's word is literally bread.
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  • In other words, it is spiritual nourishment.
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  • We need it every day.
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  • We need God's sustaining bread.
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  • We need to be able to take God's word into our spirits
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  • and into our souls and let it nourish us.
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  • I want to encourage you to get this entire series.
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  • Here's the reason why, because this series
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  • it's called "More Than Words," and it's about the Bible.
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  • I'm going to be going through a lot of scripture in this series,
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  • and I really believe it's scripture
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  • that changes our lives.
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  • I want to encourage you this was the first message
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  • in this series.
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  • I'm gonna continue this series.
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  • I hope to see you next time.
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  • ANNOUNCER: 66 books, 1.189 chapters written over
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  • the course of 1500 years, the Bible is so much more
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  • than a big old book.
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  • Its pages include life giving revelation
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  • and power if we know how to read it.
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  • In this series, Pastor Robert dives
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  • into how you could read the Bible,
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  • experience the miracles within it, and refresh your hunger
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  • for the Word of God.
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  • We would like to send you this seven-part teaching series
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  • on CD for your gift of any amount today.
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  • For your gift of $30 we will send you this series
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  • on both CD and DVD.
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  • And for your gift of $75 or more we will send you
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  • the "More Than Words" series on CD and DVD
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  • as well as the "Bible Overview" book,
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  • and we will include a copy of the "Jesus Calling"
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  • devotional by Sarah Young.
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  • Your personal study of God's Word will only grow richer
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  • by using these special resources.
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  • The Bible Overview is an amazing full-color resource
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  • that gives you a short yet detailed explanation
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  • of each book of the Bible.
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  • It includes over 150 full-color photos, charts,
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  • maps, and timelines, and explains key verses
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  • of each book of the Bible.
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  • Most importantly, it shows you how Jesus
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  • can be seen within every book of the Bible.
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  • "Jesus Calling" is 365 day devotional
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  • filled with God's Word, and beautifully written
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  • to make your daily time with the Lord even more enriching.
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  • Call or visit us today at PastorRobert.com
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  • to request these resources.
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  • As always, we thank you for your generous support
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  • of Pastor Robert Morris Ministries.
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  • ANNOUNCER: Recently, it was estimated that there are
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  • at least 30 million committed Christians in America
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  • who do not regularly vote their beliefs.
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  • And, almost every major election in America has been decided
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  • by less than a third of that.
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  • You have the ability to make a difference.
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  • So visit VoteUnderGod.com and get all the resources
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  • you need to vote according to your Biblical principles.
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  • PASTOR ROBERT: Register to vote, pray, and then vote.
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