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Praise | Dr. Robert Jeffress | 11/19/18

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  • (UPBEAT MUSIC)
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  • - [ANNOUNCER] TONIGHT ON PRAISE FROM DALLAS,
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  • SENIOR PASTOR OF FIRST BAPTIST DALLAS,
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  • AUTHOR AND REGULAR NEWS CONTRIBUTOR,
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • AND NOW TOM NEWMAN.
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  • - TOM NEWMAN: WELCOME TO TONIGHT'S EPISODE OF PRAISE.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT YOUR LIFE AS NOT GOING ANYWHERE?
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  • CHARLES SWINDOLL, IN HIS DEVOTIONAL SEASONS OF LIFE,
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  • ONCE WROTE, "THE PROBLEM WITH LIFE IS IT'S SO DAILY."
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  • WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THAT A LOT OF US FIND OURSELVES
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  • IN A RUT LIVING A MUNDANE LIFE,
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  • NOT LIVING THE LIFE THAT WE WOULD REALLY LIKE TO BE LIVING.
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  • OUR GUEST TONIGHT IS GOING TO TALK ABOUT
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  • CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE,
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  • SPECIAL EMPHASIS UPON CHOOSING.
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  • WOULD YOU PLEASE WELCOME, DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS, DR. WELCOME.
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  • - DR. JEFFRESS: GOOD TO SEE YOU, TOM. THANKS FOR HAVING ME.
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  • - THIS IS NOT YOUR FIRST BOOK.
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  • CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE, WHY NOW?
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  • - YOU KNOW, LAST YEAR, TOM, TBN WAS NICE ENOUGH TO HOST ME
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  • TO TALK ABOUT MY BOOK A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
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  • AND IT INSTANTLY BECAME A BESTSELLER
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  • BECAUSE PEOPLE WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT
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  • WHAT GOD HAS PLANNED FOR THEM ONCE THEY DIE,
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  • BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL YOU DIE
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  • TO EXPERIENCE GOD'S BLESSING,
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  • SO I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GOOD TO TALK TO PEOPLE
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  • ABOUT THE HERE AND NOW, WHAT GOD WANTS FOR THEIR LIVES.
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  • MOST PEOPLE, MOST CHRISTIANS
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  • ARE NOT EXPERIENCING AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
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  • I THINK ABOUT THAT CHICAGO SEWER WORKER
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  • WHO WAS ONE TIME ASKED WHY HE DID WHAT HE DID, HE SAID,
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  • "WELL, LET ME SEE, I DIG THE DITCH TO EARN THE MONEY
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  • "TO BUY THE BREAD TO GET THE STRENGTH TO DIG THE DITCH."
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  • AND, YOU KNOW, THAT'S HOW SO MANY CHRISTIANS
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  • ARE LIVING THEIR LIVES. I MEAN,
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  • THERE ARE PEOPLE PROBABLY WATCHING RIGHT NOW,
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  • MAYBE A HOMEMAKER WHO'S STUCK WITH TODDLERS AT HOME,
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  • AND WONDERING IS THERE ANYTHING MORE THAN THIS,
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  • OR SOMEBODY WHO'S STUCK IN A MONOTONOUS JOB,
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  • AND THINKS THAT THAT'S ALL THERE IS.
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  • MOST PEOPLE, TOM, END UP GETTING UP, GOING TO WORK,
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  • COMING HOME, HAVING DINNER, WATCHING A LITTLE TV,
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  • GOING TO BED AND DOING IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
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  • I'VE WRITTEN THIS BOOK TO SAY,
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  • NO, GOD HAS MUCH MORE FOR YOU THAN THAT,
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  • AND THE SUBTITLE OF THE BOOK CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
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  • IS SEVEN SECRETS FOR SUCCESS AND SIGNIFICANCE.
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  • - [TOM] WOW.
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  • - I'M USING THE STORY OF ELIJAH AS A BACKGROUND
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  • TO DISCOVER HOW TO LIVE THAT EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
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  • - YOU KNOW, I KEEP A LITTLE PLAQUE ON MY DESK,
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  • AND I TOOK IT FROM A BOOK.
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  • IT WAS JOHN ELDREDGE'S BOOK WILD AT HEART,
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  • AND IN IT HE MAKES A STATEMENT,
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  • DON'T ASK YOURSELF WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS,
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  • BUT ASK YOURSELF WHAT MAKES YOU COME ALIVE AND GO DO THAT
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  • BECAUSE WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS IS MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD
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  • WHO ARE FULLY ALIVE.
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  • YOU'RE REALLY TALKING ABOUT LIVING A LIFE
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  • THAT YOU CAN BE EXCITED ABOUT.
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  • - THAT'S RIGHT, AND, IN FACT,
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  • IT'S SO INTERESTING YOU MENTIONED THAT.
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  • I WOULD CORRECT ELDREDGE A LITTLE BIT
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  • BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT FINDING YOUR UNIQUE PURPOSE IN LIFE
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  • IS REALLY THE INTERSECTION
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  • OF THE WORLD'S NEEDS AND YOUR PASSION.
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  • WHERE THOSE PLACES INTERSECT
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  • IS REALLY GOD'S UNIQUE PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE.
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  • - BUT, SURELY, WHEN YOU'RE CHOOSING YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE
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  • YOU JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES, PRAY OVER A BIBLE,
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  • THEN YOU STICK YOUR FINGER IN THERE, RIGHT?
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  • THAT'S HOW YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO, RIGHT?
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  • - THERE IS A BETTER WAY, THERE IS A BETTER WAY.
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  • IN FACT, THE FOUNDATIONAL SECRET
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  • FOR CHOOSING THAT EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
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  • IS DISCOVERING YOUR UNIQUE PURPOSE IN LIFE.
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  • LOOK, WE ALL KNOW EVERY VIEWER OF TBN KNOWS
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  • THAT WE ALL HAVE A GENERAL PURPOSE AS CHRISTIANS.
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  • WE ARE TO GLORIFY GOD,
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  • WE UNDERSTAND THAT, POINT PEOPLE TO GOD,
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  • BUT WE HAVE A SPECIFIC WAY GOD'S CREATED FOR US TO DO THAT.
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  • I LIKE TO SAY IT THIS WAY.
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  • GOD IS WRITING A STORY.
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  • HE'S TELLING A STORY TO THE ENTIRE WORLD,
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  • BUT HE'S ALSO WRITING A UNIQUE STORY IN YOUR LIFE,
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  • AND MY LIFE TO TELL HIS STORY.
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  • IF YOU'LL GIVE ME A COUPLE OF MINUTES
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  • I'D LOVE TO SHARE WITH THE AUDIENCE TONIGHT THE FIVE WAYS
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  • TO KNOW THE STORY GOD WANTS TO TELL THROUGH YOU.
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  • I WANT TO TAKE THAT WORD STORY,
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  • AND USE IT AS AN ACROSTIC.
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  • I THINK SOME OF YOU RIGHT NOW MAYBE HAVE MILLENNIAL CHILDREN
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  • WHO ARE TRYING TO DISCOVER THEIR PURPOSE IN LIFE,
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  • AND HERE'S SOMETHING YOU CAN SHARE WITH THEM.
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  • THE S IN THAT WORD STORY STANDS FOR START WITH SCRIPTURE.
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  • THE BIBLE IS THE STARTING PLACE FOR EVERY DECISION
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  • THAT WE HAVE TO MAKE IN LIFE.
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  • NOW, LET'S BE HONEST.
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  • YOU CAN SEARCH THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS TO THE MAPS,
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  • AND PROBABLY NOT FIND THE VOCATION YOU'RE
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  • UNLESS YOU'RE INTO SHEPHERDING OR TAX COLLECTING,
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  • BUT OTHER THAN THAT YOUR VOCATION PROBABLY
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  • - FISHING. - OR FISHING, YEAH, FISHING,
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  • BUT THERE ARE SOME GENERAL PRINCIPLES IN THE BIBLE
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  • THAT WHEN YOU SATURATE YOUR MIND WITH THOSE PRINCIPLES
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  • IT ALIGNS YOUR HEART WITH GOD'S HEART,
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  • SO ALWAYS START WITH SCRIPTURE.
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  • SATURATE YOUR MIND WITH SCRIPTURE.
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  • THE T STANDS FOR TALK TO OTHERS.
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  • DID YOU KNOW PROVERBS 13:10-20 SAYS THAT
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  • IN THE MULTITUDE OF COUNSELORS THERE IS VICTORY.
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  • TOM, I'VE DISCOVERED ONE WAY GOD REVEALS HIS PLAN TO ME
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  • IS THROUGH OTHER PEOPLE.
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  • WHEN I WAS IN THE NINTH GRADE,
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  • I HAD A SPEECH TEACHER NAMED MISS FRY.
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  • SHE WAS A TOUGH OLD GAL, I MEAN, SHE WORE ARMY BOOTS.
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  • WHEN WE'D BE STANDING UP AS LITTLE--
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  • - SHE REALLY WORE ARMY BOOTS?
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  • - SHE REALLY WORE ARMY, THEY LOOKED LIKE IT TO US,
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  • ANYWAYS, AS NINTH GRADERS,
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  • AND SHE'D MARCH UP AND DOWN THE AISLE
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  • WHILE WE'D BE UP THERE TREMBLING GIVING OUR SPEECH.
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  • SHE WOULD STAND UP ON HER DESK AND YELL AT US,
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  • TALK LOUDER, TALK LOUDER!
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  • I CAN'T HEAR YOU, I CAN'T UNDERSTAND YOU!
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  • ONE DAY MISS FRY SAID,
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  • "JEFFRESS, I WANT TO SEE YOU AFTER CLASS."
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  • MAN, I WAS TREMBLING AND I SAT THERE AND SHE SAID,
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  • "JEFFRESS, YOU'RE GONNA BE A PREACHER ONE DAY.
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  • "THAT SCARES THE BEJEEBERS OUT OF ME
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  • "BECAUSE YOU COULD SELL ANYBODY ANYTHING."
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  • SHE WAS THE FIRST PERSON, TOM, WHO EVER ENVISIONED FOR ME
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  • THAT I WAS GONNA BE A PASTOR.
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  • IN FACT, YEARS LATER AFTER I'D STARTED MY MINISTRY
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  • I GOT WORD THAT MISS FRY HAD DIED,
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  • AND IN HER WILL SHE HAD STIPULATED YEARS EARLIER
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  • THAT I WOULD BE THE ONE TO CONDUCT HER FUNERAL SERVICE.
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  • I MEAN, SHE ENVISIONED FOR ME GOD'S PURPOSE.
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  • - I'M SORRY WHAT GRADE, WHAT GRADE?
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  • - NINTH GRADE. - NINTH GRADE, OH, WOW.
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  • - NINTH GRADE, SO I'M JUST SAYING
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  • LISTEN TO WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY, TALK TO OTHERS.
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  • NOW, HERE'S A REAL KEY.
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  • THE O IN STORY STANDS FOR OBEY YOUR PASSIONS.
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  • DO YOU KNOW ONE OF THE BEST WAYS
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  • TO KNOW WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO DO
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  • IS TO ASK YOURSELF WHAT DO I WANT TO DO?
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  • PEOPLE SAY, "WAIT A MINUTE, HOW CAN YOU TRUST YOURSELF?
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  • "THE HEART IS WICKED AND DESPERATELY DECEITFUL.
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  • "WHO CAN KNOW IT?"
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  • THAT'S OUR HEART BEFORE WE BECOME A CHRISTIAN,
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  • BUT WHEN WE START TO WALK WITH GOD,
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  • GOD MAKES HIS DESIRES OUR DESIRES.
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  • PSALM 37:4 "DELIGHT YOURSELF IN THE LORD,"
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  • AND HE'LL GIVE YOU WHAT? "THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART."
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  • - [TOM] WOW.
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  • - I MEAN, WHAT IS IT THAT GETS YOU FIRED UP,
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  • AND MAKES YOU PASSIONATE?
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  • WHAT NEED DO YOU SEE IN THE WORLD THAT NEEDS TO BE MET?
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  • OBEY YOUR PASSIONS.
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  • THE R IN STORY STANDS FOR
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  • RECOGNIZE YOUR GIFTS AND ABILITIES.
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  • LISTEN, IF GOD IS GONNA CALL YOU TO DO SOMETHING
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  • HE'S GONNA GIVE YOU THE GIFTS TO DO IT.
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  • PHILIPPIANS 2:13 SAYS,
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  • "FOR IT IS GOD WHO IS AT WORK WITHIN YOU GIVING YOU
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  • "THE DESIRE AS WELL AS THE GIFTS TO DO HIS PURPOSE."
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  • NOW ASK YOURSELF WHAT IS IT THAT I DO
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  • THAT JUST SEEMS TO COME NATURALLY?
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  • WHAT IS IT THAT WHEN I DO THIS OTHER PEOPLE SAY,
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT, TOM, YOU ARE BORN TO DO
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  • WHAT YOU'RE DOING RIGHT NOW.
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  • THAT'S A WAY TO KNOW GOD'S PURPOSE.
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  • LET ME SAY IT AGAIN.
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  • GOD'S UNIQUE PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE
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  • IS THE INTERSECTION OF THE WORLD'S NEED,
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  • YOUR GIFTS, AND GOD'S ETERNAL PURPOSE.
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  • THEN, FINALLY, THE Y IN STORY STANDS FOR
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  • YIELD TO THE LEADING OF GOD'S SPIRIT.
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  • ONCE GOD REVEALS HIS PLAN TO YOU
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  • THERE HAS TO COME A TIME WHEN YOU SAY YES.
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  • PEOPLE WILL BE SURPRISED TO KNOW THIS.
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  • SINCE THE TIME I WAS FIVE UNTIL I WAS 15
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  • I THOUGHT I KNEW WHAT I WAS GONNA DO.
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  • I WAS GONNA BE AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR TELEVISION.
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  • - [TOM] WOW.
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  • - I WAS ON TV WHEN I WAS FIVE YEARS OLD,
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  • AND I WAS SO FASCINATED WITH WHAT HAPPENED BEHIND THE CAMERA
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  • I THOUGHT I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THAT.
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  • I WAS INTRIGUED BY THE BUSINESS ASPECT OF IT AS WELL.
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  • I READ EVERY BROADCASTING JOURNAL,
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  • EVERY BUSINESS MAGAZINE I COULD,
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  • BUT ON THE SECOND FRIDAY OF JUNE OF 1971
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  • AT 11:55 A.M. IN THE MORNING
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  • GOD CALLED ME TO BE A PASTOR.
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  • NOW, INTERESTINGLY, HE DIDN'T CHANGE MY GIFTS,
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  • OR MY INTERESTS HE REDIRECTED THOSE PASSIONS AND INTERESTS,
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  • AND THERE CAME THAT POINT THAT WHEN I HAD TO SAY
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  • YES OR NO TO GOD'S CALL ON MY LIFE.
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  • - HOW DID YOU HEAR THAT?
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  • IF YOU DON'T MIND BECAUSE THAT'S INTERESTING
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  • BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE GET ALL SPOOKED OUT.
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  • I HEARD THE VOICE OF THE LORD.
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  • TELL ME HOW THAT IMPRESSION CAME TO YOU?
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  • - WELL, I CAN TELL YOU WE WERE AT A YOUTH CAMP
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  • OUT AT MOUNT LEBANON SOUTH OF HERE IN DALLAS,
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  • AND IT WASN'T AROUND THE CAMPFIRE SINGING KUMBAYA,
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  • IT WAS AN 11 O'CLOCK MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE.
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  • THE PREACHER WAS UP THERE TALKING.
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  • I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT HE WAS EVEN TALKING ABOUT.
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  • THEY ENDED THE SERVICE.
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  • EVERYBODY WAS RUNNING TO GET IN LINE
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  • AT THE CAFETERIA FIRST FOR LUNCH,
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  • AND AS I WAS WALKING GOD SPOKE TO ME
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  • AS CLEARLY AS I HAVE EVER HEARD GOD SPEAK TO ME.
  • 00:09:43.010 --> 00:09:45.190
  • PEOPLE SAY WAS IT AUDIBLE?
  • 00:09:45.210 --> 00:09:47.170
  • I SAY, NO, IT WAS LOUDER THAN THAT,
  • 00:09:47.190 --> 00:09:49.290
  • BUT IT WAS JUST A DEFINITIVE...
  • 00:09:50.010 --> 00:09:51.210
  • THERE ARE THREE TIMES IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:09:51.230 --> 00:09:52.210
  • - JUST A COMPLETE INVASION OF YOUR?
  • 00:09:52.230 --> 00:09:54.010
  • - A COMPLETE INVASION AND I HAD NO DOUBT
  • 00:09:54.030 --> 00:09:56.000
  • THAT WAS WHAT GOD WAS SAYING TO ME.
  • 00:09:56.020 --> 00:09:57.270
  • YOU KNOW, IT'S INTERESTING,
  • 00:09:57.290 --> 00:09:59.160
  • I WENT HOME TO TALK TO MY FATHER AND MOTHER,
  • 00:09:59.180 --> 00:10:03.270
  • AND I TOLD EACH ONE OF THEM INDIVIDUALLY
  • 00:10:03.290 --> 00:10:06.210
  • WHAT GOD HAD CALLED ME TO DO,
  • 00:10:06.230 --> 00:10:08.180
  • AND THEY EACH SAID THE SAME THING TO ME INDIVIDUALLY.
  • 00:10:08.200 --> 00:10:11.240
  • THEY SAID, "ROBERT, WE HAD KNOWN THIS WAS GOD'S PLAN FOR YOU
  • 00:10:11.260 --> 00:10:14.070
  • "SINCE YOU WERE BORN,
  • 00:10:14.090 --> 00:10:15.270
  • "BUT WE NEVER SAID ANYTHING ABOUT IT TO YOU
  • 00:10:15.290 --> 00:10:18.120
  • "BECAUSE WE WANTED TO BE SURE IT WAS THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 00:10:18.140 --> 00:10:20.260
  • "CALLING YOU AND NOT US," WHICH WAS INTERESTING.
  • 00:10:20.280 --> 00:10:23.170
  • - WOW, YOU KNOW, YOU DON'T SEEM TO BE BORED
  • 00:10:23.190 --> 00:10:26.250
  • WITH WHAT YOU'RE DOING. - I'M NOT.
  • 00:10:26.270 --> 00:10:30.040
  • - TBN, MY GUEST TODAY IS DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
  • 00:10:30.060 --> 00:10:33.110
  • WE'RE SPEAKING ABOUT CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
  • 00:10:33.130 --> 00:10:36.290
  • I WANT YOU TO WATCH JUST A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HIM RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:10:37.010 --> 00:10:40.060
  • LET'S GO TO THAT ROLL-IN.
  • 00:10:40.080 --> 00:10:41.220
  • - [ANNOUNCER] FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR,
  • 00:10:41.240 --> 00:10:44.130
  • REPORTS BREAKING NEWS WITH A HEAVENLY TWIST.
  • 00:10:44.150 --> 00:10:47.080
  • THE SENIOR PASTOR OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN DALLAS, TEXAS
  • 00:10:47.100 --> 00:10:50.060
  • IS OFTEN SEEN ON MAJOR MEDIA OUTLETS PROCLAIMING GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:10:50.080 --> 00:10:54.280
  • - THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD
  • 00:10:55.000 --> 00:10:56.140
  • WHO CONTROLS WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS WORLD,
  • 00:10:56.160 --> 00:10:58.030
  • AND HIS NAME IS JEHOVAH GOD, HE IS THE GOD OVER ALL.
  • 00:10:58.050 --> 00:11:03.160
  • - [ANNOUNCER] DR. JEFFRESS RADIO PROGRAM IS HEARD DAILY
  • 00:11:03.180 --> 00:11:05.190
  • ON OVER 900 STATIONS NATIONWIDE.
  • 00:11:05.210 --> 00:11:07.230
  • YOU CAN ALSO SEE HIS TV PROGRAM, PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:11:07.250 --> 00:11:10.250
  • HERE ON TBN, AND AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:11:10.270 --> 00:11:13.100
  • ON TOP OF THAT HE'S INSPIRED PEOPLE WITH OVER 20 BOOKS
  • 00:11:13.120 --> 00:11:16.260
  • INCLUDING HIS LATEST CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE:
  • 00:11:16.280 --> 00:11:20.110
  • GOD'S SEVEN SECRETS FOR SUCCESS AND SIGNIFICANCE.
  • 00:11:20.130 --> 00:11:24.080
  • - JESUS SAID IN JOHN 10:10,
  • 00:11:24.100 --> 00:11:26.100
  • "I HAVE COME THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE LIFE,
  • 00:11:26.120 --> 00:11:28.240
  • "AND HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY."
  • 00:11:28.260 --> 00:11:32.170
  • - [ANNOUNCER] DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS,
  • 00:11:32.190 --> 00:11:34.010
  • TALKING ABOUT YOUR EXTRAORDINARY LIFE RIGHT NOW ON PRAISE.
  • 00:11:34.030 --> 00:11:39.060
  • - CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
  • 00:11:39.080 --> 00:11:41.070
  • WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
  • 00:11:41.090 --> 00:11:44.000
  • DOCTOR,
  • 00:11:44.020 --> 00:11:45.130
  • YOU CHOSE A PROPHET AS YOUR EXAMPLE. YOU CHOSE ELIJAH.
  • 00:11:45.150 --> 00:11:50.210
  • WHY DOES HE EXEMPLIFY THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE?
  • 00:11:50.230 --> 00:11:54.280
  • - WELL, I WANT TO BE CLEAR, TOM,
  • 00:11:55.000 --> 00:11:56.130
  • THIS IS NOT A BIBLE STUDY ON THE LIFE OF ELIJAH,
  • 00:11:56.150 --> 00:11:59.090
  • BUT I DO USE HIS LIFE AS AN EXAMPLE
  • 00:11:59.110 --> 00:12:02.170
  • OF THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE,
  • 00:12:02.190 --> 00:12:04.040
  • AND I CHOSE ELIJAH FOR TWO REASONS.
  • 00:12:04.060 --> 00:12:06.120
  • FIRST OF ALL, THE BIBLE SAYS HE WAS A PERSON LIKE WE ARE.
  • 00:12:06.140 --> 00:12:09.210
  • JAMES 5, JAMES SAID, "CONSIDER ELIJAH.
  • 00:12:09.230 --> 00:12:12.180
  • "HE WAS A MAN OF LIKE PASSIONS AS WE ARE."
  • 00:12:12.200 --> 00:12:15.130
  • HE WAS AN ORDINARY PERSON.
  • 00:12:15.150 --> 00:12:17.100
  • THERE'S NOTHING IN THE STORY TO GIVE US THE IDEA
  • 00:12:17.120 --> 00:12:20.130
  • THAT HE WAS ESPECIALLY GIFTED.
  • 00:12:20.150 --> 00:12:22.050
  • THE FACT IS HE HAD MOMENTS OF DOUBTS.
  • 00:12:22.070 --> 00:12:24.220
  • HE HAD MOMENTS OF DISCOURAGEMENT,
  • 00:12:24.240 --> 00:12:26.100
  • EVEN MOMENTS OF DISOBEDIENCE.
  • 00:12:26.120 --> 00:12:28.150
  • HE WASN'T A SPIRITUAL SUPER PERSON,
  • 00:12:28.170 --> 00:12:31.000
  • AND YET GOD TOOK THIS ORDINARY PERSON,
  • 00:12:31.020 --> 00:12:34.030
  • AND HE USED HIM IN AN EXTRAORDINARY WAY.
  • 00:12:34.050 --> 00:12:37.060
  • IT'S BECAUSE OF WHAT I TALK ABOUT
  • 00:12:37.080 --> 00:12:39.280
  • THE SEVEN SECRETS FOR SUCCESS AND SIGNIFICANCE
  • 00:12:40.000 --> 00:12:42.180
  • THAT REALLY ARE SEVEN CHOICES I'M SURE WE'LL GET INTO
  • 00:12:42.200 --> 00:12:45.190
  • IN JUST A MOMENT THAT MADE ELIJAH WHO HE WAS,
  • 00:12:45.210 --> 00:12:49.020
  • BUT THE SECOND REASON I CHOSE ELIJAH
  • 00:12:49.040 --> 00:12:51.120
  • IS BECAUSE HE LIVED IN TIMES LIKE WE LIVE IN.
  • 00:12:51.140 --> 00:12:55.020
  • YOU KNOW, TOM, I HEAR PEOPLE SAY,
  • 00:12:55.040 --> 00:12:57.020
  • "OH, IT'S SO HARD TO BE A CHRISTIAN
  • 00:12:57.040 --> 00:12:59.000
  • "IN THIS WORLD IN WHICH WE LIVE.
  • 00:12:59.020 --> 00:13:01.050
  • "THE WORLD IS GETTING SO EVIL.
  • 00:13:01.070 --> 00:13:03.090
  • "I'M NOT SURE I CAN LIVE OUT MY GOD-ORDAINED PURPOSE."
  • 00:13:03.110 --> 00:13:06.140
  • WELL, IF YOU THINK THIS WORLD IS BAD
  • 00:13:06.160 --> 00:13:08.080
  • CONSIDER THE WORLD IN WHICH ELIJAH LIVED IN
  • 00:13:08.100 --> 00:13:10.190
  • IN 9TH CENTURY BC ISRAEL. - [TOM] WOW.
  • 00:13:10.210 --> 00:13:13.120
  • - I MEAN, CHILDREN WERE BEING BURNED ON THE ALTAR
  • 00:13:13.140 --> 00:13:15.220
  • AS A SACRIFICE TO BAAL.
  • 00:13:15.240 --> 00:13:17.180
  • IDOLATRY WAS RAMPANT,
  • 00:13:17.200 --> 00:13:19.160
  • AND YET AGAINST THIS DARK BACKGROUND
  • 00:13:19.180 --> 00:13:22.130
  • HERE COMES ELIJAH WHO HAD
  • 00:13:22.150 --> 00:13:26.010
  • A METEORIC LIFE AND WITNESS FOR GOD.
  • 00:13:26.030 --> 00:13:29.290
  • I THINK HE ILLUSTRATES THE PRINCIPLE
  • 00:13:30.010 --> 00:13:32.050
  • THAT THE DARKER THE BACKGROUND THE BRIGHTER THE LIGHT.
  • 00:13:32.070 --> 00:13:35.110
  • THE WORSE AND WORSE THE WORLD GETS
  • 00:13:35.130 --> 00:13:37.060
  • THE BETTER OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE
  • 00:13:37.080 --> 00:13:38.210
  • TO SHINE THE LIGHT OF JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:13:38.230 --> 00:13:40.260
  • SO I THOUGHT FOR THOSE REASONS ELIJAH WAS A PERFECT PERSON
  • 00:13:40.280 --> 00:13:43.280
  • TO ILLUSTRATE THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
  • 00:13:44.000 --> 00:13:46.260
  • - YOU KNOW, I THINK THE THING THAT CAPTURES ME ABOUT THIS,
  • 00:13:46.280 --> 00:13:51.240
  • AND I JUST WANT TO BE REAL UPFRONT WHEN YOU SAY,
  • 00:13:51.260 --> 00:13:53.220
  • CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
  • 00:13:53.240 --> 00:13:55.100
  • IS THE BOOK WE'RE TALKING ABOUT WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS
  • 00:13:55.120 --> 00:13:59.040
  • THE WORD CHOOSING. - YEAH.
  • 00:13:59.060 --> 00:14:01.000
  • - I MEAN, ARE YOU SUGGESTING THAT WE HAVE A CHOICE
  • 00:14:01.020 --> 00:14:06.000
  • OF HAVING AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
  • 00:14:06.020 --> 00:14:07.150
  • THAT THAT'S NOT JUST PREDESTINED THE LIFE THAT WE'RE LIVING,
  • 00:14:07.170 --> 00:14:12.010
  • BUT WE ACTUALLY CAN MAKE A CHOICE?
  • 00:14:12.030 --> 00:14:15.000
  • - WELL, WE'LL PROBABLY DO ANOTHER PROGRAM
  • 00:14:15.020 --> 00:14:16.280
  • SOMETIME ON PREDESTINED, THAT'S A WHOLE OTHER TOPIC,
  • 00:14:17.000 --> 00:14:19.210
  • BUT IN OUR UNDERSTANDING, YES, IT'S A CHOICE.
  • 00:14:19.230 --> 00:14:22.290
  • YOU KNOW, THE FACT IS AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE IS SIMPLY
  • 00:14:23.010 --> 00:14:27.080
  • THE SUM OF A NUMBER OF EXTRAORDINARY YEARS
  • 00:14:27.100 --> 00:14:30.020
  • THAT ADD TOGETHER TO MAKE AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE,
  • 00:14:30.040 --> 00:14:32.250
  • AND EXTRAORDINARY YEARS ARE MADE UP OF EXTRAORDINARY
  • 00:14:32.270 --> 00:14:35.280
  • MONTHS, AND WEEKS, AND DAYS, AND HOURS.
  • 00:14:36.000 --> 00:14:41.090
  • EVERY DAY WE'RE CHOOSING EXTRAORDINARY OR ORDINARY.
  • 00:14:41.110 --> 00:14:46.080
  • I ALWAYS USE THE WORD NEXT .
  • 00:14:46.100 --> 00:14:48.250
  • YOU KNOW, IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
  • 00:14:48.270 --> 00:14:51.280
  • THE NEXT THING YOU OUGHT TO DO,
  • 00:14:52.000 --> 00:14:53.220
  • BESIDES GET A COPY OF THE BOOK,
  • 00:14:53.240 --> 00:14:55.070
  • THE NEXT THING YOU OUGHT TO DO IS DO WHAT IS THAT ONE THING
  • 00:14:55.090 --> 00:14:59.200
  • YOU KNOW GOD WANTS YOU TO START DOING RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:14:59.220 --> 00:15:02.200
  • I MEAN, JUST IMAGINE THIS, TOM, AUDIENCE,
  • 00:15:02.220 --> 00:15:05.080
  • IF GOD WERE TO SIT DOWN WITH YOU FOR A CUP OF COFFEE,
  • 00:15:05.100 --> 00:15:08.040
  • CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT,
  • 00:15:08.060 --> 00:15:09.140
  • JUST SITTING DOWN WITH GOD FOR A CUP OF COFFEE,
  • 00:15:09.160 --> 00:15:11.130
  • AND HE WOULD SAY TO YOU, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE DOING GREAT.
  • 00:15:11.150 --> 00:15:14.150
  • I'M SO PROUD OF YOU,
  • 00:15:14.170 --> 00:15:16.190
  • AND HE LISTED ALL OF THE THINGS YOU WERE DOING WELL,
  • 00:15:16.210 --> 00:15:19.030
  • BUT THEN HE WERE TO SAY TO YOU,
  • 00:15:19.050 --> 00:15:20.280
  • BUT YOU KNOW, THERE'S ONE AREA OF YOUR LIFE
  • 00:15:21.000 --> 00:15:23.160
  • WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT, ONE THING YOU NEED TO START DOING,
  • 00:15:23.180 --> 00:15:27.130
  • OR ONE THING YOU NEED TO STOP DOING.
  • 00:15:27.150 --> 00:15:30.210
  • WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT THAT ONE THING IS?
  • 00:15:30.230 --> 00:15:33.160
  • MOST OF US WOULD KNOW IMMEDIATELY WHAT THAT ONE THING
  • 00:15:33.180 --> 00:15:36.130
  • WE NEED TO START OR STOP DOING IS,
  • 00:15:36.150 --> 00:15:38.290
  • AND THAT'S WHY I SAY WHATEVER GOD IS TELLING YOU TO DO,
  • 00:15:39.010 --> 00:15:42.000
  • WHATEVER THE NEXT THING TO DO
  • 00:15:42.020 --> 00:15:43.250
  • IS THE FIRST STEP TO AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
  • 00:15:43.270 --> 00:15:45.270
  • - WOW.
  • 00:15:45.290 --> 00:15:47.240
  • I MEAN, THAT'S A PRETTY HAUNTING THOUGHT.
  • 00:15:47.260 --> 00:15:51.090
  • - [ROBERT] YEAH.
  • 00:15:51.110 --> 00:15:52.220
  • - I MEAN, WHEN YOU CONSIDER THAT WE KNOW WHAT THAT IS,
  • 00:15:52.240 --> 00:15:56.130
  • SO YOU'RE SUGGESTING THAT
  • 00:15:56.150 --> 00:15:59.110
  • THOSE WHO ARE VIEWING AT HOME RIGHT NOW
  • 00:15:59.130 --> 00:16:02.120
  • IF GOD SAT DOWN WITH THEM
  • 00:16:02.140 --> 00:16:04.070
  • THEY WOULD HAVE A PRETTY GOOD IDEA
  • 00:16:04.090 --> 00:16:06.080
  • OF WHAT THEY NEED TO STOP DOING,
  • 00:16:06.100 --> 00:16:08.200
  • OR WHAT THEY NEED TO START DOING.
  • 00:16:08.220 --> 00:16:09.210
  • - OR BOTH. - OR BOTH.
  • 00:16:09.230 --> 00:16:12.050
  • - THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.
  • 00:16:12.070 --> 00:16:13.100
  • - WOW, WE'RE HERE SPEAKING ABOUT
  • 00:16:13.120 --> 00:16:15.180
  • CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
  • 00:16:15.200 --> 00:16:18.030
  • I WANT TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE HELP HERE.
  • 00:16:18.050 --> 00:16:20.010
  • CHOOSE TO GET THIS BOOK.
  • 00:16:20.030 --> 00:16:23.050
  • THERE'S A NUMBER AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN RIGHT NOW
  • 00:16:23.070 --> 00:16:26.010
  • THAT YOU CAN CALL AND FOR YOUR GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT
  • 00:16:26.030 --> 00:16:28.120
  • WE'RE GONNA GET THIS BOOK ON ITS WAY TO YOU.
  • 00:16:28.140 --> 00:16:31.010
  • LISTEN,
  • 00:16:31.030 --> 00:16:33.080
  • AT TBN WE CHOOSE TO ENRICH OUR VIEWER'S LIVES.
  • 00:16:33.100 --> 00:16:38.200
  • WE'RE VERY SELECTIVE ON WHO SITS ON THESE CHAIRS,
  • 00:16:38.220 --> 00:16:42.250
  • AND ON THESE COUCHES.
  • 00:16:42.270 --> 00:16:44.090
  • WE'RE VERY SELECTIVE WITH THE RESOURCES
  • 00:16:44.110 --> 00:16:46.100
  • THAT WE PUT OUT ON A MONTHLY BASIS
  • 00:16:46.120 --> 00:16:48.240
  • BECAUSE WE KNOW THEY COME FROM TRUSTED SOURCES,
  • 00:16:48.260 --> 00:16:52.150
  • PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:16:52.170 --> 00:16:54.220
  • I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAD TUNED IN,
  • 00:16:54.240 --> 00:16:57.030
  • AND WATCHED THE LITTLE BIO CLIP
  • 00:16:57.050 --> 00:16:59.020
  • ON DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS' LIFE
  • 00:16:59.040 --> 00:17:01.120
  • WHERE HE'S TALKING EITHER ON FOX NEWS,
  • 00:17:01.140 --> 00:17:04.020
  • OR HE'S PREACHING FROM THE AMAZING PULPIT
  • 00:17:04.040 --> 00:17:06.200
  • THAT HE OCCUPIES HERE IN DALLAS, FIRST BAPTIST,
  • 00:17:06.220 --> 00:17:09.110
  • BUT WHAT YOU'LL SEE IS A MAN
  • 00:17:09.130 --> 00:17:11.040
  • WHO'S LIVING AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE,
  • 00:17:11.060 --> 00:17:13.080
  • AND HE'S SPEAKING ABOUT THE CHOICES AND HOW THAT HAPPENED.
  • 00:17:13.100 --> 00:17:17.130
  • HE'S NOT SPEAKING FROM OBSERVING SOMEONE ELSE.
  • 00:17:17.150 --> 00:17:20.270
  • HE'S TALKING ABOUT LISTENING TO GOD
  • 00:17:20.290 --> 00:17:23.110
  • MAKING EXTRAORDINARY CHOICES IN HIS OWN LIFE
  • 00:17:23.130 --> 00:17:25.280
  • TO POSITION HIM TO WRITE THIS BOOK THAT WE MIGHT HAVE IT.
  • 00:17:26.000 --> 00:17:29.260
  • I WOULD SUGGEST TO YOU THAT IT WOULD BE WORTH YOUR WHILE
  • 00:17:29.280 --> 00:17:33.110
  • TO CALL THAT NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN,
  • 00:17:33.130 --> 00:17:35.150
  • GET THIS BOOK AND LEARN WHAT THAT IS, ESPECIALLY,
  • 00:17:35.170 --> 00:17:38.290
  • AND I DON'T MEAN TO SAY THIS IN ANY HARSH WAY,
  • 00:17:39.010 --> 00:17:42.090
  • BUT IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU'RE LIVING
  • 00:17:42.110 --> 00:17:44.040
  • BELOW THE CALLING AND THE STANDARD,
  • 00:17:44.060 --> 00:17:46.030
  • AND BENEATH THE DIGNITY THAT GOD HAS CALLED YOU TO
  • 00:17:46.050 --> 00:17:50.030
  • THEN MAYBE IT'S TIME TO GET UNSTUCK.
  • 00:17:50.050 --> 00:17:52.250
  • MAYBE IT'S TIME TO LOOK AT THESE SEVEN PRINCIPLES,
  • 00:17:52.270 --> 00:17:55.240
  • AND FIND THE PRINCIPLE THAT WILL BREAK YOU FREE.
  • 00:17:55.260 --> 00:17:59.110
  • LISTEN, IT ALL HAPPENS THROUGH THE GRACE AND THE LOVE,
  • 00:17:59.130 --> 00:18:02.070
  • AND THE GIFTING OF JESUS, BUT I PROMISE YOU,
  • 00:18:02.090 --> 00:18:05.020
  • SOMETIMES, ALL WE NEED IS A LITTLE BIT OF REVELATION,
  • 00:18:05.040 --> 00:18:07.220
  • SOMETHING THAT TURNS THAT KEY,
  • 00:18:07.240 --> 00:18:10.050
  • AND OPENS US UP TO A NEW THING.
  • 00:18:10.070 --> 00:18:13.040
  • CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE BY DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
  • 00:18:13.060 --> 00:18:16.190
  • DR. JEFFRESS, THERE'S SEVEN PRINCIPLES IN HERE.
  • 00:18:16.210 --> 00:18:18.180
  • TAKE US THROUGH THOSE ONE AT A TIME IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND.
  • 00:18:18.200 --> 00:18:21.120
  • - WELL, WE TALKED ABOUT, FIRST OF ALL,
  • 00:18:21.140 --> 00:18:23.140
  • TO HAVE AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
  • 00:18:23.160 --> 00:18:25.280
  • YOU NEED TO DISCOVER YOUR UNIQUE PURPOSE.
  • 00:18:26.000 --> 00:18:28.100
  • - [TOM] YES.
  • 00:18:28.120 --> 00:18:29.160
  • - THEN THE SECOND PRINCIPLE WE TALK ABOUT IS
  • 00:18:29.180 --> 00:18:31.240
  • DETERMINING TO INFLUENCE YOUR CULTURE.
  • 00:18:31.260 --> 00:18:34.290
  • YOU KNOW, EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT
  • 00:18:35.010 --> 00:18:37.190
  • GOD HAS LEFT THEM HERE IN THIS WICKED WORLD
  • 00:18:37.210 --> 00:18:41.070
  • NOT TO ISOLATE THEMSELVES FROM THE WORLD,
  • 00:18:41.090 --> 00:18:43.230
  • NOT TO BECOME LIKE THE WORLD BY IDENTIFYING WITH IT,
  • 00:18:43.250 --> 00:18:46.270
  • BUT TO INFLUENCE THE WORLD.
  • 00:18:46.290 --> 00:18:48.260
  • I BELIEVE THAT IF YOU'RE GONNA MAKE AN EXTRAORDINARY
  • 00:18:48.280 --> 00:18:51.280
  • DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD YOU UNDERSTAND THAT.
  • 00:18:52.000 --> 00:18:54.170
  • ELIJAH UNDERSTOOD THAT. I MEAN, ELIJAH JUST DIDN'T SAY,
  • 00:18:54.190 --> 00:18:57.070
  • OH, THIS WORLD IS GOING TO HELL IN A HAND BASKET,
  • 00:18:57.090 --> 00:19:00.050
  • AND I'M JUST GONNA HUDDLE WITH THOSE COMMITTED ISRAELITES.
  • 00:19:00.070 --> 00:19:03.050
  • NO, HE WAS WILLING TO TALK TO BAAL WORSHIPERS.
  • 00:19:03.070 --> 00:19:06.010
  • HE WAS WILLING TO STAND BEFORE EVIL KING AHAB,
  • 00:19:06.030 --> 00:19:08.250
  • AND SAY, "THUS SAITH THE LORD."
  • 00:19:08.270 --> 00:19:11.170
  • GOD HAS PLACED US IN CERTAIN FAMILIES,
  • 00:19:11.190 --> 00:19:14.290
  • IN CERTAIN NEIGHBORHOODS, IN CERTAIN WORKPLACES,
  • 00:19:15.010 --> 00:19:17.150
  • IN CERTAIN SCHOOLS, IN CERTAIN NEIGHBORHOODS
  • 00:19:17.170 --> 00:19:20.170
  • TO BE AN INFLUENCE FOR HIM,
  • 00:19:20.190 --> 00:19:22.210
  • AND EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT.
  • 00:19:22.230 --> 00:19:25.130
  • THEY BELIEVE THAT GOD IS SOVEREIGN, NOT JUST OVER CHURCH.
  • 00:19:25.150 --> 00:19:28.260
  • HE'S SOVEREIGN OVER ALL CREATION.
  • 00:19:28.280 --> 00:19:31.080
  • GOD IS NOT JUST INTERESTED IN RELIGIOUS PEOPLE,
  • 00:19:31.100 --> 00:19:34.070
  • HE'S INTERESTED IN ALL PEOPLE.
  • 00:19:34.090 --> 00:19:36.170
  • YOU KNOW, SO MANY TIMES WE PRAY THIS PRAYER, TOM,
  • 00:19:36.190 --> 00:19:39.160
  • THE LORD'S PRAYER, THY KINGDOM COME.
  • 00:19:39.180 --> 00:19:41.170
  • THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT'S BEING DONE IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:19:41.190 --> 00:19:45.270
  • AND WE DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT WHAT WE'RE PRAYING,
  • 00:19:45.290 --> 00:19:48.090
  • BUT WHAT WE'RE SAYING IS
  • 00:19:48.110 --> 00:19:50.010
  • GOD WE WANT YOUR WILL TO BE DONE RIGHT NOW ON EARTH,
  • 00:19:50.030 --> 00:19:53.010
  • JUST LIKE IT'S BEING DONE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:53.030 --> 00:19:54.240
  • MANY TIMES GOD USES US TO BRING ABOUT HIS WILL
  • 00:19:54.260 --> 00:19:58.080
  • RIGHT NOW ON EARTH.
  • 00:19:58.100 --> 00:20:01.020
  • YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE SAYS THAT WE ARE AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST.
  • 00:20:01.040 --> 00:20:04.220
  • WE'RE HERE TO DELIVER GOD'S MESSAGE TO THE WORLD,
  • 00:20:04.240 --> 00:20:08.070
  • AND THAT MEANS WE NEED TO BE WILLING TO GO TO PLACES
  • 00:20:08.090 --> 00:20:10.130
  • WHERE CHRISTIANS MIGHT NOT NORMALLY GO,
  • 00:20:10.150 --> 00:20:13.200
  • AND BE A REPRESENTATIVE FOR HIM
  • 00:20:13.220 --> 00:20:15.190
  • TO STAND FOR GOD IN YOUR WORKPLACE.
  • 00:20:15.210 --> 00:20:18.010
  • TO STAND FOR GOD IN YOUR SCHOOL, OR AT YOUR PTA MEETING.
  • 00:20:18.030 --> 00:20:21.190
  • WE ARE GOD'S REPRESENTATIVES.
  • 00:20:21.210 --> 00:20:24.090
  • - YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE AN EXCITEMENT ABOUT YOU,
  • 00:20:24.110 --> 00:20:28.000
  • A PASSION ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE DOING.
  • 00:20:28.020 --> 00:20:30.120
  • DO YOU ENJOY YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:20:30.140 --> 00:20:32.280
  • - YES, I DON'T ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY.
  • 00:20:33.000 --> 00:20:36.060
  • WE ALL HAV DIFFICULT TIMES, BUT I DO LOVE MY LIFE,
  • 00:20:36.080 --> 00:20:40.290
  • AND I LOVE WHAT GOD HAS CALLED ME TO DO.
  • 00:20:41.010 --> 00:20:43.260
  • I GET JAZZED UP EVERY MORNING, JUST ABOUT EVERY MORNING
  • 00:20:43.280 --> 00:20:47.080
  • AFTER A FEW CUPS OF COFFEE,
  • 00:20:47.100 --> 00:20:48.210
  • BUT I DO GET JAZZED UP ABOUT GOD'S PURPOSE.
  • 00:20:48.230 --> 00:20:51.150
  • - YOU KNOW, WHEN I SEE THE DIVERSITY OF, FRANKLY,
  • 00:20:51.170 --> 00:20:55.150
  • OF YOUR CALLING, OR OF YOUR CHOOSING,
  • 00:20:55.170 --> 00:20:58.000
  • BECAUSE YOU ARE A FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR.
  • 00:20:58.020 --> 00:21:00.190
  • I MEAN, THAT'S A PRETTY POLITICALLY ORIENTED SUBJECT.
  • 00:21:00.210 --> 00:21:04.260
  • YOU OCCUPY A NONPOLITICALLY ORIENTED POSITION
  • 00:21:04.280 --> 00:21:08.150
  • AS A SENIOR PASTOR IN A CHURCH.
  • 00:21:08.170 --> 00:21:11.010
  • YOU LIFT UP THE NAME OF JESUS WHEREVER YOU GO
  • 00:21:11.030 --> 00:21:13.070
  • IN EVERYTHING YOU DO.
  • 00:21:13.090 --> 00:21:15.180
  • HOW DO THOSE EXPERIENCES ALL OF THAT COMBINATION
  • 00:21:15.200 --> 00:21:19.150
  • CONTRIBUTE TO AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE THAT YOU'RE LIVING?
  • 00:21:19.170 --> 00:21:22.110
  • - WELL, IT GIVES ME AS YOU SAID,
  • 00:21:22.130 --> 00:21:24.050
  • A PLATFORM TO SHARE THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:21:24.070 --> 00:21:26.170
  • LOOK, PEOPLE SOMETIMES THINK OF ME AS A POLITICAL PERSON.
  • 00:21:26.190 --> 00:21:29.200
  • I'M NOT A REPUBLICAN, I'M NOT A DEMOCRAT.
  • 00:21:29.220 --> 00:21:32.020
  • I INSTEAD TRY TO BASE MY VOTING AND SUPPORT
  • 00:21:32.040 --> 00:21:36.020
  • ON BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES,
  • 00:21:36.040 --> 00:21:37.250
  • BUT, FRANKLY, TOM, THE ONLY REASON I GO ON TV,
  • 00:21:37.270 --> 00:21:40.030
  • AND TALK ABOUT THOSE ISSUES IS FOR THE OPPORTUNITIES I GET
  • 00:21:40.050 --> 00:21:43.070
  • TO TALK ABOUT THE THINGS I'M REALLY INTERESTED IN,
  • 00:21:43.090 --> 00:21:45.240
  • AND THAT'S THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.
  • 00:21:45.260 --> 00:21:47.240
  • YOU KNOW, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:21:47.260 --> 00:21:48.290
  • DETERMINING TO INFLUENCE YOUR CULTURE.
  • 00:21:49.010 --> 00:21:50.260
  • A FEW YEARS AGO I WAS INVITED TO COME ON
  • 00:21:50.280 --> 00:21:54.170
  • BILL MAHER'S SHOW ON HBO, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER.
  • 00:21:54.190 --> 00:21:58.150
  • THERE WAS SOME CONTROVERSY GOING ON
  • 00:21:58.170 --> 00:22:00.290
  • THAT I'D BEEN INVOLVED IN,
  • 00:22:01.010 --> 00:22:03.020
  • AND THEY ASKED ME TO FLY OUT TO BE ON HIS PROGRAM.
  • 00:22:03.040 --> 00:22:05.180
  • WELL, I DIDN'T KNOW BILL MAHER.
  • 00:22:05.200 --> 00:22:07.010
  • I MEAN, I HAD SEEN HIM INTERVIEWED A FEW TIMES,
  • 00:22:07.030 --> 00:22:09.260
  • SO I ASKED MY PRAYER PARTNERS,
  • 00:22:09.280 --> 00:22:11.050
  • HEY, I'M GOING TO HOLLYWOOD FRIDAY NIGHT
  • 00:22:11.070 --> 00:22:12.230
  • TO BE ON THIS PROGRAM WOULD YOU PRAY FOR ME?
  • 00:22:12.250 --> 00:22:14.060
  • THEY SAID, "ARE YOU NUTS?
  • 00:22:14.080 --> 00:22:16.070
  • "HAVE YOU SEEN BILL MAHER?
  • 00:22:16.090 --> 00:22:17.160
  • "HE'S GONNA EAT YOU ALIVE."
  • 00:22:17.180 --> 00:22:19.150
  • I PULLED UP SOME OLD EPISODES AND I WATCHED THE PROGRAM,
  • 00:22:19.170 --> 00:22:23.070
  • AND I SAID, "THEY'RE RIGHT, HE'S GONNA EAT ME ALIVE."
  • 00:22:23.090 --> 00:22:25.150
  • AND I THOUGHT, "WHAT HAVE I DONE?"
  • 00:22:25.170 --> 00:22:27.120
  • BUT, YOU KNOW, I THOUGHT TO MYSELF, TOM, IF THE APOSTLE PAUL
  • 00:22:27.140 --> 00:22:30.210
  • CAN GO TO MARS HILL TO TALK TO UNBELIEVERS,
  • 00:22:30.230 --> 00:22:33.050
  • SURELY I COULD GO TO MAHER'S STUDIO IN HOLLYWOOD,
  • 00:22:33.070 --> 00:22:36.040
  • AND TALK TO MILLIONS OF UNBELIEVERS AS WELL.
  • 00:22:36.060 --> 00:22:39.000
  • SO I WENT OUT THERE WITH MY WIFE AND MY DAUGHTER.
  • 00:22:39.020 --> 00:22:41.200
  • I WAS MORE NERVOUS ABOUT THAT THAN ANYTHING I'VE EVER DONE.
  • 00:22:41.220 --> 00:22:45.230
  • WE PRAYED TOGETHER, MY WIFE AND DAUGHTER AND I IN THE HOTEL
  • 00:22:45.250 --> 00:22:49.000
  • BEFORE THE LIMO PICKED US UP.
  • 00:22:49.020 --> 00:22:51.040
  • WE WENT THERE AND BILL INTRODUCED ME.
  • 00:22:51.060 --> 00:22:54.010
  • I CAME OUT AND MY FIRST COUPLE OF COMMENTS
  • 00:22:54.030 --> 00:22:56.130
  • THE AUDIENCE STARTED BOOING AND HISSING,
  • 00:22:56.150 --> 00:22:58.290
  • AND I THOUGHT I WAS IN THE LIONS' DEN,
  • 00:22:59.010 --> 00:23:01.090
  • BUT AS WE WENT ON HE GAVE ME SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES
  • 00:23:01.110 --> 00:23:04.120
  • TO SHARE THAT SALVATION WAS BY FAITH IN CHRIST ALONE,
  • 00:23:04.140 --> 00:23:09.060
  • AND THE ESSENCE OF THE GOSPEL
  • 00:23:09.080 --> 00:23:10.270
  • JESUS JUST WASN'T A HUMAN BEING HE WAS GOD IN THE FLESH,
  • 00:23:10.290 --> 00:23:14.230
  • AND BY THE END THE AUDIENCE WAS APPLAUDING.
  • 00:23:14.250 --> 00:23:17.050
  • WHEN I FINISHED HIS PRODUCER SAID,
  • 00:23:17.070 --> 00:23:21.070
  • "BILL, I'VE NEVER SEEN BILL TREAT A CHRISTIAN
  • 00:23:21.090 --> 00:23:23.230
  • "WITH MORE RESPECT THAN HE TREATED YOU."
  • 00:23:23.250 --> 00:23:27.000
  • AND AFTERWARDS BILL INVITED ME TO THE CAST PARTY, AFTER PARTY.
  • 00:23:27.020 --> 00:23:30.230
  • WE STOOD IN THE CORNER AND TALKED FOR 30 MINUTES,
  • 00:23:30.250 --> 00:23:34.100
  • AND HE SAID AT THE END OF THE CONVERSATION, HE SAID,
  • 00:23:34.120 --> 00:23:36.100
  • "ROBERT, I DON'T AGREE WITH ONE THING YOU BELIEVE IN,
  • 00:23:36.120 --> 00:23:38.190
  • "BUT YOU'RE A GREAT REPRESENTATIVE FOR YOUR FAITH."
  • 00:23:38.210 --> 00:23:42.010
  • EVEN TODAY, THAT WAS YEARS AGO,
  • 00:23:42.030 --> 00:23:43.170
  • I HAVE PEOPLE STOP ME ON THE STREETS WHO'VE SAID,
  • 00:23:43.190 --> 00:23:45.210
  • "I'VE NEVER BEEN TO CHURCH BEFORE,
  • 00:23:45.230 --> 00:23:47.070
  • "BUT I REMEMBER SEEING YOU ON THAT EPISODE,
  • 00:23:47.090 --> 00:23:49.190
  • "AND WHAT YOU SAID."
  • 00:23:49.210 --> 00:23:51.060
  • WHAT I'M SAYING IS WE'RE ALL CALLED TO BE AN INFLUENCER.
  • 00:23:51.080 --> 00:23:54.100
  • THE JOB OF AN AMBASSADOR IS NOT TO MAKE UP THE MESSAGE
  • 00:23:54.120 --> 00:23:57.280
  • IT'S TO DELIVER THE KING'S MESSAGE,
  • 00:23:58.000 --> 00:24:00.060
  • AND GOD HAS PLACED YOU IN THAT HOME, THAT BUSINESS,
  • 00:24:00.080 --> 00:24:04.150
  • THAT SCHOOL, WHEREVER YOU ARE TO BE HIS REPRESENTATIVE,
  • 00:24:04.170 --> 00:24:09.090
  • AND THAT'S REALLY ONE OF THE STARTING PLACES
  • 00:24:09.110 --> 00:24:11.110
  • FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
  • 00:24:11.130 --> 00:24:13.010
  • - YOU KNOW, MATTHEW CROUCH AND I WE'VE TALKED MANY TIMES
  • 00:24:13.030 --> 00:24:17.290
  • ABOUT GUESTS WE'D LIKE TO SIT WITH ON THE STAGE,
  • 00:24:18.010 --> 00:24:21.220
  • AND TALK WITH, HE'S TALKED ABOUT BILL MAHER MANY TIMES.
  • 00:24:21.240 --> 00:24:24.160
  • HE SAID, "I'D LIKE TO OPEN MY INTERVIEW WITH BILL MAHER,
  • 00:24:24.180 --> 00:24:27.140
  • "AND SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT, YOU AND I AGREE ON SOMETHING.
  • 00:24:27.160 --> 00:24:29.250
  • "WE BOTH HATE RELIGION."
  • 00:24:29.270 --> 00:24:31.140
  • - [ROBERT] MM-HMM, YEAH.
  • 00:24:31.160 --> 00:24:32.260
  • - AND I SAID, "WHAT AN INTERESTING STARTING POINT,
  • 00:24:32.280 --> 00:24:34.240
  • "AND WHY IS THAT MATTHEW?"
  • 00:24:34.260 --> 00:24:35.240
  • HE SAYS, "BECAUSE I LOVE JESUS.
  • 00:24:35.260 --> 00:24:38.210
  • "RELIGION SEPARATES PEOPLE, IT SEPARATES US FROM GOD,
  • 00:24:38.230 --> 00:24:42.130
  • "BUT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST
  • 00:24:42.150 --> 00:24:44.080
  • "IS WHAT I'D LOVE TO TALK ABOUT."
  • 00:24:44.100 --> 00:24:46.000
  • HE SAID, "SO STARTING OUT WITH A COMMON GROUND
  • 00:24:46.020 --> 00:24:48.280
  • "OF WE BOTH HATE RELIGION, BILL, LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT."
  • 00:24:49.000 --> 00:24:52.010
  • I JUST THOUGHT THAT WAS AN IDEAL POINT.
  • 00:24:52.030 --> 00:24:53.280
  • - [ROBERT] YES.
  • 00:24:54.000 --> 00:24:55.030
  • - SO I'VE NOT EVER SPOKEN WITH SOMEONE
  • 00:24:55.050 --> 00:24:56.140
  • WHO SAT ON BILL'S SHOW, AND HAD THAT CONVERSATION.
  • 00:24:56.160 --> 00:24:58.180
  • IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU WERE TREATED RESPECTFULLY
  • 00:24:58.200 --> 00:25:01.070
  • AFTER A FEW BOOS AND HISSES IN THE PROCESS.
  • 00:25:01.090 --> 00:25:04.140
  • OKAY, BUT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THESE SEVEN PRINCIPLES.
  • 00:25:04.160 --> 00:25:07.160
  • - RIGHT, AND THAT WAS DETERMINE TO--
  • 00:25:07.180 --> 00:25:09.010
  • - [TOM] THAT'S NUMBER TWO.
  • 00:25:09.030 --> 00:25:10.090
  • - YEAH, DETERMINE TO INFLUENCE YOUR CULTURE.
  • 00:25:10.110 --> 00:25:12.060
  • THIRDLY, I TALK ABOUT BURNING THE SHIPS.
  • 00:25:12.080 --> 00:25:16.130
  • - [TOM] YES.
  • 00:25:16.150 --> 00:25:17.200
  • - BY THAT THAT COMES FROM THE STORIES IN THE 1500S
  • 00:25:17.220 --> 00:25:21.250
  • WHEN HERNÁN CORTÉS LANDED IN VERACRUZ, MEXICO.
  • 00:25:21.270 --> 00:25:25.070
  • HE WAS GONNA CAPTURE THE COUNTRY FOR GOD, AND FOR SPAIN,
  • 00:25:25.090 --> 00:25:28.180
  • BUT HE ALSO KNEW THAT BETWEEN HIM AND THE CAPITAL OF MEXICO
  • 00:25:28.200 --> 00:25:33.130
  • WERE 200 SNAKE INFESTED, CACTUS FILLED MILES,
  • 00:25:33.150 --> 00:25:37.140
  • AND THAT SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY HIS MEN
  • 00:25:37.160 --> 00:25:40.000
  • WERE GONNA BE TEMPTED TO WANT TO RETREAT AND GO BACK HOME,
  • 00:25:40.020 --> 00:25:43.080
  • SO HE ORDERED THE MEN BEFORE THEY SET OUT ON THE JOURNEY
  • 00:25:43.100 --> 00:25:46.170
  • TO BURN THE SHIPS THAT HAD LANDED THERE ON THE BEACH
  • 00:25:46.190 --> 00:25:49.250
  • MEANING ALL RETREAT WAS IMPOSSIBLE
  • 00:25:49.270 --> 00:25:52.060
  • THEY COULD ONLY GO FORWARD,
  • 00:25:52.080 --> 00:25:54.100
  • AND, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT MOMENT WHEN WE DECIDE
  • 00:25:54.120 --> 00:25:57.000
  • RETREAT IS NO LONGER AN OPTION IN OUR MARRIAGE,
  • 00:25:57.020 --> 00:26:00.180
  • IN OUR WORK, IN OUR COMMITMENT TO GOD,
  • 00:26:00.200 --> 00:26:03.210
  • THAT WE ARE ALL IN FOR GOD.
  • 00:26:03.230 --> 00:26:06.100
  • ELIJAH HAD THAT MOMENT UP ON MOUNT CARMEL.
  • 00:26:06.120 --> 00:26:08.260
  • REMEMBER HE SAID TO THE WISHY-WASHY ISRAELITES
  • 00:26:08.280 --> 00:26:12.090
  • WHO WERE KIND OF TEETERING BETWEEN BAAL WORSHIP,
  • 00:26:12.110 --> 00:26:14.270
  • AND WORSHIP OF YAHWEH.
  • 00:26:14.290 --> 00:26:16.170
  • HE SAID, "HOW LONG ARE YOU GONNA HESITATE
  • 00:26:16.190 --> 00:26:18.090
  • "BETWEEN TWO OPINIONS?" - WOW.
  • 00:26:18.110 --> 00:26:19.220
  • "IF BAAL IS LORD GO AHEAD AND SERVE HIM
  • 00:26:19.240 --> 00:26:22.210
  • "WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART,
  • 00:26:22.230 --> 00:26:24.220
  • "BUT IF JEHOVAH IS GOD SERVE HIM WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART."
  • 00:26:24.240 --> 00:26:28.280
  • I'M CONVINCED, TOM, THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF
  • 00:26:29.000 --> 00:26:31.060
  • MISERABLE CHRISTIANS OUT THERE RIGHT NOW
  • 00:26:31.080 --> 00:26:32.270
  • BECAUSE THEY'RE TRYING TO SERVE BAAL AND GOD.
  • 00:26:32.290 --> 00:26:36.000
  • - [TOM] WOW.
  • 00:26:36.020 --> 00:26:37.060
  • - THEY'RE TRYING TO SERVE MONEY AND GOD,
  • 00:26:37.080 --> 00:26:38.280
  • OR PLEASURE AND GOD,
  • 00:26:39.000 --> 00:26:40.240
  • AND THEY CAN'T REALLY ENJOY EITHER TO THE FULLEST.
  • 00:26:40.260 --> 00:26:43.110
  • IF YOU REALLY THINK MONEY IS GOD
  • 00:26:43.130 --> 00:26:47.020
  • THEN GO AHEAD AND SERVE IT NOT WITH HALF OF YOUR HEART,
  • 00:26:47.040 --> 00:26:48.290
  • BUT WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART.
  • 00:26:49.010 --> 00:26:50.190
  • ACCUMULATE AS MUCH AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN,
  • 00:26:50.210 --> 00:26:54.000
  • BUT IF YOU THINK GOD IS REALLY LORD,
  • 00:26:54.020 --> 00:26:56.170
  • SERVE HIM WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART.
  • 00:26:56.190 --> 00:26:58.090
  • QUIT WAVERING BETWEEN TWO OPINIONS.
  • 00:26:58.110 --> 00:27:00.180
  • - WOW, YOU KNOW, THE OLD SONG FROM SUNDAY SCHOOL COMES BACK,
  • 00:27:00.200 --> 00:27:04.250
  • THE CROSS BEFORE ME, THE WORLD BEHIND ME,
  • 00:27:04.270 --> 00:27:07.200
  • NO TURNING BACK, YOU KNOW, NO TURNING BACK,
  • 00:27:07.220 --> 00:27:09.270
  • SO BURNING THE SHIPS WAS AN INDICATION
  • 00:27:09.290 --> 00:27:11.230
  • THERE'S NO TURNING BACK,
  • 00:27:11.250 --> 00:27:13.290
  • SO YOU'RE SUGGESTING THAT WE HAVE TO COME TO THAT PLACE
  • 00:27:14.010 --> 00:27:17.080
  • FOR CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
  • 00:27:17.100 --> 00:27:18.280
  • THAT THAT'S ONE OF THE ELIJAH PRINCIPLES.
  • 00:27:19.000 --> 00:27:20.260
  • - RIGHT, THIS HALF-HEARTED LIVING
  • 00:27:20.280 --> 00:27:23.090
  • WHERE YOU'RE NOT SURE WHICH WAY YOU'RE GOING AS JAMES SAID,
  • 00:27:23.110 --> 00:27:26.250
  • "THE DOUBLE MINDED PERSON IS UNSTABLE IN ALL OF HIS WAYS."
  • 00:27:26.270 --> 00:27:30.180
  • THAT'S WHY YOU'VE GOT TO DECIDE WHO YOUR GOD IS,
  • 00:27:30.200 --> 00:27:32.290
  • AND THEN GO ALL IN WITH HIM, ELIJAH CERTAINLY DID THAT.
  • 00:27:33.010 --> 00:27:36.260
  • - TBN, I'M SPEAKING ABOUT
  • 00:27:36.280 --> 00:27:39.020
  • CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
  • 00:27:39.040 --> 00:27:43.210
  • THIS IS A RESOURCE
  • 00:27:43.230 --> 00:27:46.080
  • THAT I'M GONNA ENCOURAGE YOU RIGHT NOW TO CALL THAT NUMBER
  • 00:27:46.100 --> 00:27:48.170
  • ON THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN, GET THIS BOOK.
  • 00:27:48.190 --> 00:27:51.200
  • WE ARE THROUGH THREE OF THE PRINCIPLES RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:27:51.220 --> 00:27:54.220
  • THERE'S FOUR MORE THAT WE'RE GOING TO UNPACK HERE TODAY,
  • 00:27:54.240 --> 00:27:57.090
  • BUT WHY DON'T YOU TAKE A FEW MOMENTS,
  • 00:27:57.110 --> 00:27:59.020
  • AND CALL THAT NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN,
  • 00:27:59.040 --> 00:28:01.160
  • GET IT IN YOUR HANDS, OR YOU KNOW WHAT,
  • 00:28:01.180 --> 00:28:04.000
  • MAYBE YOU'VE ALREADY CHOSEN TO LIVE THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE,
  • 00:28:04.020 --> 00:28:07.280
  • AND MAYBE YOU'RE NOT EVEN SURE HOW YOU GOT THERE
  • 00:28:08.000 --> 00:28:10.060
  • EXCEPT YOU JUST CHOSE,
  • 00:28:10.080 --> 00:28:11.190
  • OF YOU HAD A WORD FROM THE LORD AND YOU'RE LIVING THAT,
  • 00:28:11.210 --> 00:28:14.030
  • BUT YOU KNOW SOMEONE OF ELSE
  • 00:28:14.050 --> 00:28:15.140
  • THAT'S REALLY STRUGGLING RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:28:15.160 --> 00:28:18.080
  • WHY DON'T YOU CALL THAT NUMBER FOR THEM,
  • 00:28:18.100 --> 00:28:20.080
  • AND ORDER THIS BOOK CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
  • 00:28:20.100 --> 00:28:24.080
  • WE DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO EMPOWER YOU
  • 00:28:24.100 --> 00:28:27.140
  • WITH THE RIGHT RESOURCES AND TOOLS TO LIVE A LIFE
  • 00:28:27.160 --> 00:28:30.200
  • THAT YOU'RE GOING TO STAND BEFORE JESUS,
  • 00:28:30.220 --> 00:28:33.080
  • AND BE PROUD OF SOME DAY
  • 00:28:33.100 --> 00:28:34.170
  • BECAUSE WE'RE ALL GONNA STAND THERE SOME DAY,
  • 00:28:34.190 --> 00:28:36.100
  • AND GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF OUR LIVES.
  • 00:28:36.120 --> 00:28:37.210
  • YOU KNOW WHAT,
  • 00:28:37.230 --> 00:28:39.000
  • WE'RE GONNA HEAR ONE OF TWO THINGS SAID TO US.
  • 00:28:39.020 --> 00:28:40.100
  • WELL DONE, GOOD AND FAITHFUL, OR DEPART FROM ME.
  • 00:28:40.120 --> 00:28:44.020
  • OUR PRAYER HERE IS THAT EVERYONE WHO HEARS,
  • 00:28:44.040 --> 00:28:46.200
  • AND SEES THESE BROADCASTS
  • 00:28:46.220 --> 00:28:48.190
  • WILL CHOOSE A LIFE THAT'S WORTH LIVING,
  • 00:28:48.210 --> 00:28:51.090
  • AND ONE THAT THEY CAN STAND IN FRONT OF GOD
  • 00:28:51.110 --> 00:28:53.100
  • WITHOUT ANY DEFENSE SAY,
  • 00:28:53.120 --> 00:28:55.020
  • LORD JESUS, I CHOSE TO FOLLOW YOU.
  • 00:28:55.040 --> 00:28:59.130
  • CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE, CALL THAT NUMBER RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:28:59.150 --> 00:29:02.210
  • DR. JEFFRESS, TALK TO US ABOUT OUR NEXT POINT,
  • 00:29:02.230 --> 00:29:04.220
  • NEXT PRINCIPLE.
  • 00:29:04.240 --> 00:29:05.190
  • - WELL, THIS IS AN EXCITING ONE.
  • 00:29:05.210 --> 00:29:07.000
  • THEY'RE ALL EXCITING, BUT THIS IS SO KEY, AND THAT IS
  • 00:29:07.020 --> 00:29:10.020
  • EXTRAORDINARY LIVES ARE LED BY PEOPLE, LIVED BY PEOPLE
  • 00:29:10.040 --> 00:29:14.070
  • WHO LEARN HOW TO UNLEASH THE POWER OF PRAYER.
  • 00:29:14.090 --> 00:29:17.240
  • I MEAN, LEARNING TO UNLEASH THE POWER OF PRAYER
  • 00:29:17.260 --> 00:29:19.150
  • IS THE SECRET OF AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
  • 00:29:19.170 --> 00:29:22.060
  • IT CERTAINLY WAS FOR ELIJAH.
  • 00:29:22.080 --> 00:29:24.130
  • YOU KNOW, AGAIN, JAMES 5:16 SAYS,
  • 00:29:24.150 --> 00:29:27.260
  • ELIJAH WAS A MAN OF LIKE PASSIONS AS WE ARE.
  • 00:29:27.280 --> 00:29:31.170
  • REMEMBER JAMES SAID THAT "THE EFFECTIVE PRAYER
  • 00:29:31.190 --> 00:29:33.280
  • "OF A RIGHTEOUS PERSON ACCOMPLISHES MUCH."
  • 00:29:34.000 --> 00:29:37.010
  • AND THEN IN THE VERY NEXT VERSE IT'S ACTUALLY VERSE 17,
  • 00:29:37.030 --> 00:29:39.000
  • HE SAYS, "ELIJAH, CONSIDER HIM.
  • 00:29:39.020 --> 00:29:40.280
  • "HE WAS A MAN OF LIKE PASSIONS AS WE ARE, AND YET,"
  • 00:29:41.000 --> 00:29:44.040
  • AND HE TALKS ABOUT HIS PRAYER LIFE,
  • 00:29:44.060 --> 00:29:46.000
  • JAMES IS SAYING IF YOU WANT TO KNOW
  • 00:29:46.020 --> 00:29:47.270
  • EXHIBIT A OF AN EFFECTIVE PRAYER
  • 00:29:47.290 --> 00:29:50.290
  • WHO LEARNED THE SECRET OF PRAYING LOOK AT ELIJAH,
  • 00:29:51.010 --> 00:29:54.190
  • AND JUST CONSIDER SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ELIJAH DID.
  • 00:29:54.210 --> 00:29:57.130
  • I MEAN, HE PRAYED FOR IT NOT TO RAIN,
  • 00:29:57.150 --> 00:29:59.090
  • AND IT DIDN'T RAIN FOR THREE YEARS.
  • 00:29:59.110 --> 00:30:00.210
  • HE PRAYED FOR IT TO RAIN AND IT RAINED.
  • 00:30:00.230 --> 00:30:02.290
  • HE PRAYED THAT A WIDOW'S SON WOULD BE RAISED FROM THE DEAD,
  • 00:30:03.010 --> 00:30:05.070
  • AND HE WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD.
  • 00:30:05.090 --> 00:30:06.230
  • PRAYER WAS THE KEY TO ELIJAH'S LIFE,
  • 00:30:06.250 --> 00:30:09.240
  • AND THE POWER THAT HE EXPERIENCED.
  • 00:30:09.260 --> 00:30:11.260
  • I SHARE SEVERAL INSIGHTS ABOUT ELIJAH'S PRAYER LIFE
  • 00:30:11.280 --> 00:30:15.190
  • THAT I THINK THAT WE CAN APPROPRIATE IN OUR PRAYER LIFE.
  • 00:30:15.210 --> 00:30:18.120
  • YOU KNOW, FIRST OF ALL, ELIJAH PRAYED HONESTLY.
  • 00:30:18.140 --> 00:30:21.180
  • YOU KNOW, I WOULD SAY TO OUR VIEWERS TONIGHT
  • 00:30:21.200 --> 00:30:23.230
  • WHO ARE WATCHING THIS PROGRAM,
  • 00:30:23.250 --> 00:30:25.120
  • GO AHEAD AND PRAY WHAT IS REALLY IN YOUR HEART,
  • 00:30:25.140 --> 00:30:28.270
  • NOT WHAT YOU THINK SHOULD BE IN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:30:28.290 --> 00:30:31.150
  • I MEAN, YOU'RE NOT FOOLING GOD.
  • 00:30:31.170 --> 00:30:33.030
  • I MEAN, GO AHEAD AND PRAY FOR IT.
  • 00:30:33.050 --> 00:30:34.150
  • YOU KNOW, WE FIND ELIJAH UP ON MOUNT CARMEL
  • 00:30:34.170 --> 00:30:37.000
  • AT THE END OF CHAPTER 18.
  • 00:30:37.020 --> 00:30:38.200
  • HE IS CROUCHING DOWN PRAYING FOR RAIN.
  • 00:30:38.220 --> 00:30:42.030
  • HE WASN'T PRAYING ONE OF THESE LITTLE
  • 00:30:42.050 --> 00:30:43.220
  • NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP PRAYERS.
  • 00:30:43.240 --> 00:30:45.150
  • - [TOM] NO.
  • 00:30:45.170 --> 00:30:46.170
  • - I MEAN, IT WAS A HEARTFELT PRAYER.
  • 00:30:46.190 --> 00:30:48.100
  • IF YOU RIGHT NOW NEED HEALING IN YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:30:48.120 --> 00:30:50.150
  • GO AHEAD AND PRAY FOR THAT.
  • 00:30:50.170 --> 00:30:52.170
  • IF YOU NEED A RAISE, GO AHEAD AND PRAY FOR THAT.
  • 00:30:52.190 --> 00:30:55.190
  • IF YOU NEED A RELATIONSHIP TO BE RECONCILED,
  • 00:30:55.210 --> 00:30:58.240
  • PRAY WHAT IS REALLY IN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:30:58.260 --> 00:31:01.170
  • NOW THERE'S NO GUARANTEE
  • 00:31:01.190 --> 00:31:03.040
  • THAT GOD GIVES US EVERYTHING WE ASK FOR,
  • 00:31:03.060 --> 00:31:05.170
  • BUT JAMES ALSO SAID, "WE HAVE NOT BECAUSE WE ASK NOT."
  • 00:31:05.190 --> 00:31:10.170
  • THAT LEADS TO THE SECOND SECRET OF PRAYER,
  • 00:31:10.190 --> 00:31:13.150
  • AND THAT IS PRAY BOLDLY.
  • 00:31:13.170 --> 00:31:17.060
  • PRAY BOLDLY.
  • 00:31:17.080 --> 00:31:18.200
  • YOU KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM IS WITH MOST OF US
  • 00:31:18.220 --> 00:31:20.230
  • IN OUR PRAYER LIFE, WE HAVE A CASE OF "BLESSITIS".
  • 00:31:20.250 --> 00:31:24.000
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:31:24.020 --> 00:31:25.120
  • LORD, BLESS THIS, BLESS THIS, BLESS THIS, BLESS ME,
  • 00:31:25.140 --> 00:31:28.130
  • BLESS HIM, BLESS HER, BLESS THE MISSIONARIES.
  • 00:31:28.150 --> 00:31:30.080
  • HOW DO YOU EVER KNOW IF GOD HAS EVER ANSWERED THAT PRAYER?
  • 00:31:30.100 --> 00:31:33.040
  • WHEN YOU LOOK AT ELIJAH
  • 00:31:33.060 --> 00:31:34.270
  • HE PRAYED WITH A LASER LIGHT SPECIFICITY,
  • 00:31:34.290 --> 00:31:38.020
  • AND HE ALSO PRAYED FOR REALLY BIG THINGS,
  • 00:31:38.040 --> 00:31:41.210
  • FOR RAIN TO COME, FOR PEOPLE TO BE RAISED FROM THE DEAD.
  • 00:31:41.230 --> 00:31:45.140
  • WHEN HE PRAYED FOR THAT FIRE TO COME DOWN.
  • 00:31:45.160 --> 00:31:47.090
  • - [TOM] SACRIFICE.
  • 00:31:47.110 --> 00:31:48.190
  • - FOR A SACRIFICE IT WAS A 62 WORD PRAYER, AND BOOM,
  • 00:31:48.210 --> 00:31:52.260
  • THE SACRIFICE WAS CONSUMED WITH FIRE.
  • 00:31:52.280 --> 00:31:55.280
  • YOU KNOW, MY DAUGHTER AND HER HUSBAND WENT THROUGH
  • 00:31:56.000 --> 00:31:59.000
  • THREE MISCARRIAGES OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS,
  • 00:31:59.020 --> 00:32:02.050
  • SO THEY DECIDED TO PRAY FOR SOMETHING BOLD.
  • 00:32:02.070 --> 00:32:05.210
  • THEY PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD GIVE THEM TRIPLETS.
  • 00:32:05.230 --> 00:32:08.080
  • - [TOM] WOW.
  • 00:32:08.100 --> 00:32:09.160
  • - THEY TOLD ME THEY WERE PRAYING FOR TRIPLETS,
  • 00:32:09.180 --> 00:32:11.140
  • AND MY FIRST THOUGHT,
  • 00:32:11.160 --> 00:32:13.010
  • I'M EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT THIS ON TELEVISION,
  • 00:32:13.030 --> 00:32:16.090
  • MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS, OH, JULIA, DON'T PRAY FOR THAT.
  • 00:32:16.110 --> 00:32:18.260
  • WE DON'T HAVE A HISTORY OF TRIPLETS IN OUR FAMILY.
  • 00:32:18.280 --> 00:32:21.080
  • YOU'RE JUST SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR MORE DISAPPOINTMENT.
  • 00:32:21.100 --> 00:32:23.150
  • - OH, MY.
  • 00:32:23.170 --> 00:32:24.220
  • - AREN'T I A GREAT MAN OF FAITH?
  • 00:32:24.240 --> 00:32:26.260
  • BUT, I MEAN, THAT WAS MY FIRST THOUGHT.
  • 00:32:26.280 --> 00:32:28.040
  • I DIDN'T WANT TO SEE MY DAUGHTER HURT.
  • 00:32:28.060 --> 00:32:29.210
  • - THAT'S A BOLD PRAYER, BROTHER.
  • 00:32:29.230 --> 00:32:31.130
  • - YOU KNOW WHAT SHE SAID TO ME, SHE SAID,
  • 00:32:31.150 --> 00:32:33.110
  • "DAD, IF YOU WANT TO SEE GOD DO BIG THINGS,
  • 00:32:33.130 --> 00:32:35.270
  • "YOU'VE GOT TO PRAY BIG THINGS."
  • 00:32:35.290 --> 00:32:38.120
  • - [TOM] WOW.
  • 00:32:38.140 --> 00:32:39.160
  • - J PRAYED FOR THAT,
  • 00:32:39.180 --> 00:32:40.250
  • AND LAST DECEMBER SHE GAVE BIRTH TO TRIPLETS.
  • 00:32:40.270 --> 00:32:42.070
  • - [TOM] IS THAT RIGHT?
  • 00:32:42.090 --> 00:32:44.040
  • - MY BOOK IS DEDICATED TO MY THREE TRIPLET GRANDCHILDREN,
  • 00:32:44.060 --> 00:32:47.200
  • BUT, I MEAN, THAT IS A GREAT PRINCIPLE.
  • 00:32:47.220 --> 00:32:48.240
  • - [TOM] HOW BEAUTIFUL. - PRAY BOLDLY.
  • 00:32:48.260 --> 00:32:51.010
  • THEN, FINALLY, PRAY PERSISTENTLY.
  • 00:32:51.030 --> 00:32:53.170
  • I MEAN, IF GOD DOESN'T ANSWER THE FIRST TIME
  • 00:32:53.190 --> 00:32:55.020
  • KEEP ON PRAYING.
  • 00:32:55.040 --> 00:32:56.130
  • WE ALL KNOW ABOUT THE ALTAR,
  • 00:32:56.150 --> 00:32:58.170
  • AND THE SACRIFICE BEING CONSUMED IMMEDIATELY,
  • 00:32:58.190 --> 00:33:01.190
  • BUT LATER IN CHAPTER 18 WHEN ELIJAH PRAYED FOR RAIN TO COME
  • 00:33:01.210 --> 00:33:06.000
  • HE DIDN'T PRAY JUST ONE TIME, HE PRAYED SEVEN TIMES.
  • 00:33:06.020 --> 00:33:09.060
  • - WOW.
  • 00:33:09.080 --> 00:33:10.070
  • - ONLY THEN DID THE RAIN COME.
  • 00:33:10.090 --> 00:33:12.070
  • SOMETIMES, GOD ANSWERS IMMEDIATELY, TOM.
  • 00:33:12.090 --> 00:33:14.110
  • SOMETIMES, HE ASKS US TO KEEP ON PRAYING.
  • 00:33:14.130 --> 00:33:17.260
  • LUKE 18:1 SAID, "JESUS SHOWED THEM THIS PARABLE
  • 00:33:17.280 --> 00:33:20.270
  • "ABOUT WHY THEY SHOULD PRAY AT ALL TIMES,
  • 00:33:20.290 --> 00:33:23.210
  • "AND NOT LOSE HEART." - WOW.
  • 00:33:23.230 --> 00:33:25.040
  • YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE BOLD PRAYER
  • 00:33:25.060 --> 00:33:27.110
  • I'M REMINDED OF A DISCUSSION I HAD WITH
  • 00:33:27.130 --> 00:33:30.190
  • PASTOR MARK BATTERSON IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
  • 00:33:30.210 --> 00:33:33.180
  • MARK WAS TELLING ME HE WAS IN HIS PULPIT,
  • 00:33:33.200 --> 00:33:37.110
  • AND THE LORD GAVE HIM A WORD
  • 00:33:37.130 --> 00:33:39.140
  • ABOUT SPEAKING ABOUT A BRAVE PRAYER, AND HE SAID,
  • 00:33:39.160 --> 00:33:42.290
  • "I'M GONNA STOP RIGHT NOW AND I'M GONNA ASK EVERYONE IN HERE
  • 00:33:43.010 --> 00:33:45.250
  • "TO PRAY A BRAVE PRAYER."
  • 00:33:45.270 --> 00:33:48.150
  • THE BRAVE PRAYER WAS SOMETHING THAT YOU PRAYED FOR BEFORE,
  • 00:33:48.170 --> 00:33:52.000
  • MAYBE YOU'VE PRAYED FOR IT FOR YEARS,
  • 00:33:52.020 --> 00:33:54.150
  • AND IT STILL HASN'T COME TO PASS.
  • 00:33:54.170 --> 00:33:56.130
  • WELL, MARK HAD STRUGGLED, PASTOR MARK BATTERSON
  • 00:33:56.150 --> 00:34:00.040
  • HAD STRUGGLED WITH ASTHMA HIS WHOLE LIFE,
  • 00:34:00.060 --> 00:34:02.180
  • AND THE THOUGHT THAT CAME TO HIS MIND WAS
  • 00:34:02.200 --> 00:34:06.200
  • A BRAVE PRAYER FOR ME IS TO ASK GOD ONE MORE TIME
  • 00:34:06.220 --> 00:34:10.160
  • TO DEAL WITH MY ASTHMA.
  • 00:34:10.180 --> 00:34:11.260
  • FROM THE PULPIT AS HE'S ASKING HIS CONGREGATION
  • 00:34:11.280 --> 00:34:15.200
  • TO PRAY A BRAVE PRAYER, HE PRAYS A BRAVE PRAYER,
  • 00:34:15.220 --> 00:34:18.190
  • JESUS, HEAL ME OF MY ASTHMA, AND YOU KNOW WHAT,
  • 00:34:18.210 --> 00:34:22.150
  • HE WAS HEALED THAT MORNING OF HIS ASTHMA,
  • 00:34:22.170 --> 00:34:24.240
  • AND THIS LAST YEAR HE RAN A 26 MILE MARATHON
  • 00:34:24.260 --> 00:34:28.050
  • BECAUSE HE PRAYED A BRAVE PRAYER.
  • 00:34:28.070 --> 00:34:30.260
  • MAYBE YOU'VE BEEN STRUGGLING WITH SOMETHING FOR YEARS,
  • 00:34:30.280 --> 00:34:34.180
  • AND YOU'VE STOPPED PRAYING YOU'VE JUST GIVEN UP.
  • 00:34:34.200 --> 00:34:37.260
  • CAN I ENCOURAGE YOU TO PRAY AS ELIJAH DID A BOLD PRAYER
  • 00:34:37.280 --> 00:34:42.210
  • LIKE MARK BATTERSON DID A BRAVE PRAYER,
  • 00:34:42.230 --> 00:34:45.110
  • AND STEP UP TO THE PLATE ONE MORE TIME, AND SAY,
  • 00:34:45.130 --> 00:34:48.060
  • LORD, I KNOW YOU'RE CAPABLE,
  • 00:34:48.080 --> 00:34:51.160
  • AND I'M GOING TO TRUST YOU ONE MORE TIME,
  • 00:34:51.180 --> 00:34:54.240
  • AND I'M GONNA GIVE THIS TO YOU.
  • 00:34:54.260 --> 00:34:56.070
  • WOULD YOU BE BRAVE ENOUGH, BOLD ENOUGH, LIKE ELIJAH
  • 00:34:56.090 --> 00:34:59.240
  • RIGHT NOW AND STEP OUT AND DO THAT?
  • 00:34:59.260 --> 00:35:01.060
  • WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO LET THAT THING
  • 00:35:01.080 --> 00:35:03.290
  • THAT'S BURDENED YOU FOR SO LONG TO FALL OFF OF YOU?
  • 00:35:04.010 --> 00:35:06.250
  • LET ME PRAY WITH YOU RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:35:06.270 --> 00:35:08.130
  • WOULD YOU LET ME DO THAT FOR YOU?
  • 00:35:08.150 --> 00:35:10.040
  • FATHER, IN THE NAME OF JESUS,
  • 00:35:10.060 --> 00:35:12.060
  • I'M GONNA PRAY A BRAVE PRAYER
  • 00:35:12.080 --> 00:35:14.010
  • OVER THOSE WHO ARE VIEWING AT HOME RIGHT NOW
  • 00:35:14.030 --> 00:35:17.260
  • THAT THEY'VE BEEN HELD UP POSSIBLY BY CANCER,
  • 00:35:17.280 --> 00:35:21.030
  • POSSIBLY BY ASTHMA, POSSIBLY BY A RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:35:21.050 --> 00:35:24.260
  • THEY THINK THAT CAN NEVER BE RECONCILED,
  • 00:35:24.280 --> 00:35:26.260
  • BUT YET IT BREAKS THEIR HEART
  • 00:35:26.280 --> 00:35:27.290
  • EVERY MORNING WHEN THEY WAKE UP.
  • 00:35:28.010 --> 00:35:29.250
  • MAYBE IT'S SOMETHING ELSE THAT I HAVEN'T MENTIONED HERE,
  • 00:35:29.270 --> 00:35:33.100
  • BUT YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS.
  • 00:35:33.120 --> 00:35:35.020
  • LORD, GIVE THEM COURAGE.
  • 00:35:35.040 --> 00:35:39.000
  • GIVE THEM HOPE ONE LAST TIME JUST TO REACH OUT AGAIN
  • 00:35:39.020 --> 00:35:42.090
  • TO KEEP ON PRAYING THAT RELENTLESS PRAYER
  • 00:35:42.110 --> 00:35:45.180
  • THAT PASTOR JEFFRESS WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:35:45.200 --> 00:35:49.220
  • RELENTLESS, KEEP PRAYING, SEEK AND KEEP ON SEEKING,
  • 00:35:49.240 --> 00:35:54.040
  • KNOCK AND KEEP ON KNOCKING.
  • 00:35:54.060 --> 00:35:56.150
  • GOD, YOU'RE A GOD WHO LOVES US.
  • 00:35:56.170 --> 00:35:59.000
  • YOU KNOW THE DESIRES OF OUR HEART,
  • 00:35:59.020 --> 00:36:00.160
  • AND YOU CHOOSE US, LORD.
  • 00:36:00.180 --> 00:36:02.180
  • YOU CHOOSE TO GIVE US AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
  • 00:36:02.200 --> 00:36:05.120
  • IF WE'LL CHOOSE WITH YOU,
  • 00:36:05.140 --> 00:36:07.120
  • IF WE'LL CHOOSE YOUR WILL WITH YOU,
  • 00:36:07.140 --> 00:36:10.170
  • SO, LORD, I'M ASKING YOU ON THEIR BEHALF,
  • 00:36:10.190 --> 00:36:12.230
  • SO JUST PRAY THIS PRAYER AFTER ME AT HOME.
  • 00:36:12.250 --> 00:36:15.260
  • JUST SAY, LORD JESUS, I TRUST YOU.
  • 00:36:15.280 --> 00:36:20.190
  • YOU KNOW ME BETTER THAN I KNOW MYSELF.
  • 00:36:20.210 --> 00:36:25.140
  • I'M REACHING OUT ONE MORE TIME.
  • 00:36:25.160 --> 00:36:28.180
  • TAKE THIS NEED AND ANSWER IT.
  • 00:36:28.200 --> 00:36:32.230
  • LET ME KNOW, FATHER, THAT YOU'VE HEARD MY PRAYER,
  • 00:36:32.250 --> 00:36:37.080
  • AND LET THERE BE A NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE.
  • 00:36:37.100 --> 00:36:40.040
  • I PRAY IT IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
  • 00:36:40.060 --> 00:36:46.030
  • DO SOMETHING YOU HAVEN'T DONE.
  • 00:36:46.050 --> 00:36:47.290
  • TAKE A DEEPER BREATH MAYBE THAN YOU'VE TAKEN BEFORE,
  • 00:36:48.010 --> 00:36:51.000
  • AND CALL THAT NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN.
  • 00:36:51.020 --> 00:36:52.180
  • THAT'S OUR PRAYER LINE. AND CALL THEM AND LET THEM KNOW
  • 00:36:52.200 --> 00:36:55.060
  • THAT GOD JUST TOUCHED YOU, SOMETHING JUST HAPPENED.
  • 00:36:55.080 --> 00:36:59.170
  • WE'RE NOT HERE JUST TO TRY TO OCCUPY TIME.
  • 00:36:59.190 --> 00:37:02.220
  • WE'RE HERE TO TRY TO PROPEL YOU FORWARD
  • 00:37:02.240 --> 00:37:05.070
  • IN YOUR WALK WITH JESUS AND FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
  • 00:37:05.090 --> 00:37:08.170
  • I'M HERE TODAY WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS,
  • 00:37:08.190 --> 00:37:11.070
  • AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
  • 00:37:11.090 --> 00:37:15.130
  • THIS IS A BOOK THAT WE KNOW WILL HELP YOU IF YOU'LL READ IT.
  • 00:37:15.150 --> 00:37:19.240
  • PLEASE CALL THAT NUMBER
  • 00:37:19.260 --> 00:37:21.070
  • ON THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:37:21.090 --> 00:37:23.170
  • AND GET YOUR VERY OWN COPY,
  • 00:37:23.190 --> 00:37:25.050
  • AND GET A COPY FOR SOMEONE WHO NEEDS IT EVEN MORE THAN YOU,
  • 00:37:25.070 --> 00:37:29.140
  • AND WE ALL KNOW WHO THOSE PEOPLE MIGHT BE.
  • 00:37:29.160 --> 00:37:32.080
  • PASTOR, UNPACK ANOTHER ONE FOR US.
  • 00:37:32.100 --> 00:37:35.240
  • - CAN I TELL YOU TELL YOU JUST A STORY
  • 00:37:35.260 --> 00:37:37.050
  • BEFORE WE GET TO THE NEXT ONE. - [TOM] PLEASE DO.
  • 00:37:37.070 --> 00:37:38.270
  • - SEEING WE'VE GOT TIME.
  • 00:37:38.290 --> 00:37:40.040
  • YOU KNOW THE LATE DR. ADRIAN ROGERS.
  • 00:37:40.060 --> 00:37:41.260
  • - [TOM] OH, SO WELL.
  • 00:37:41.280 --> 00:37:43.220
  • - WHAT A GREAT PASTOR.
  • 00:37:43.240 --> 00:37:44.280
  • WE WERE IN A SMALL GROUP ONE TIME,
  • 00:37:45.000 --> 00:37:47.040
  • AND HE TOLD THIS STORY ABOUT PRAYER
  • 00:37:47.060 --> 00:37:49.140
  • THAT I THINK IS GONNA BLESS SOMEBODY TONIGHT.
  • 00:37:49.160 --> 00:37:52.090
  • HE SAID THAT WHEN HE WAS IN COLLEGE,
  • 00:37:52.110 --> 00:37:54.100
  • AND MINISTERING ON THE WEEKEND
  • 00:37:54.120 --> 00:37:55.270
  • HE MINISTERED IN THIS CHURCH IN FLORIDA,
  • 00:37:55.290 --> 00:37:58.170
  • AND THEY COULDN'T PAY HIM ANYTHING,
  • 00:37:58.190 --> 00:38:00.020
  • BUT THEY GAVE HIM TWO BURLAP SACKS FILLED WITH ORANGES,
  • 00:38:00.040 --> 00:38:04.070
  • SO HE TOOK THOSE SACKS HOME UP TO HIS LITTLE APARTMENT,
  • 00:38:04.090 --> 00:38:07.240
  • DRAGGED THEM UP TO THE SECOND STORY,
  • 00:38:07.260 --> 00:38:09.290
  • AND PUT THEM IN HIS CLOSET, AND ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT THEM.
  • 00:38:10.010 --> 00:38:12.260
  • - OH, MY.
  • 00:38:12.280 --> 00:38:14.050
  • - HE SAID ONE DAY HE WAS THERE WORKING ON A SERMON,
  • 00:38:14.070 --> 00:38:16.070
  • AND HE LOOKED OUTSIDE,
  • 00:38:16.090 --> 00:38:17.220
  • AND HE SAW A NEIGHBOR BOY IN COVERALLS CLIMB OVER THE FENCE
  • 00:38:17.240 --> 00:38:22.220
  • TO WHERE THERE WAS AN ORANGE TREE IN DR. ROGERS BACKYARD,
  • 00:38:22.240 --> 00:38:27.060
  • AND WHEN NOBODY ELSE WAS LOOKING
  • 00:38:27.080 --> 00:38:29.060
  • HE TOOK ONE OF DR. ROGERS ORANGES,
  • 00:38:29.080 --> 00:38:32.090
  • AND PUT THEM IN HIS OVERALLS.
  • 00:38:32.110 --> 00:38:34.260
  • DR. ROGERS BEGAN TO LAUGH THINKING TO HIMSELF
  • 00:38:34.280 --> 00:38:37.210
  • WHAT HE DIDN'T KNOW WAS THAT'S A SOUR ORANGE.
  • 00:38:37.230 --> 00:38:41.140
  • IT LOOKS JUST LIKE THE REAL ORANGE, BUT IT'S A SOUR ORANGE,
  • 00:38:41.160 --> 00:38:45.020
  • AND HE LAUGHED AS HE THOUGHT ABOUT THAT BOY
  • 00:38:45.040 --> 00:38:46.190
  • GETTING HOME WITH HIS PURLOINED ORANGE,
  • 00:38:46.210 --> 00:38:48.230
  • AND BITING INTO IT FOR THE FIRST TIME,
  • 00:38:48.250 --> 00:38:51.000
  • AND THEN ADRIAN SAID, "YOU KNOW, IF THAT BOY HAD SIMPLY
  • 00:38:51.020 --> 00:38:54.120
  • "COME UP AND KNOCKED ON MY DOOR AND SAID,
  • 00:38:54.140 --> 00:38:56.190
  • "MR. CAN I HAVE ONE OF THOSE ORANGES I WOULD HAVE SAID,
  • 00:38:56.210 --> 00:38:59.170
  • "YOU DON'T WANT THAT ORANGE,
  • 00:38:59.190 --> 00:39:01.090
  • "BUT I'VE GOT A CLOSET FILLED OF REAL ORANGES HERE
  • 00:39:01.110 --> 00:39:04.140
  • "IF YOU'D LIKE TO HAVE ONE."
  • 00:39:04.160 --> 00:39:06.180
  • THEN HE SAID, "HE HAD NOT BECAUSE HE ASKED NOT."
  • 00:39:06.200 --> 00:39:10.110
  • HE ADDED THIS POINT, HE SAID,
  • 00:39:10.130 --> 00:39:12.080
  • "YOU KNOW, WHEN WE GET TO HEAVEN
  • 00:39:12.100 --> 00:39:14.170
  • "IF THERE ARE GONNA BE ANY REGRETS AT ALL
  • 00:39:14.190 --> 00:39:17.070
  • "IT WILL BE WHEN WE SEE WHAT GOD HAD FOR US
  • 00:39:17.090 --> 00:39:20.170
  • "IF WE HAD ONLY HAD THE BOLDNESS TO ASK FOR IT."
  • 00:39:20.190 --> 00:39:24.210
  • HE SAID, "YOU KNOW WHAT,
  • 00:39:24.230 --> 00:39:26.020
  • "THE DEVIL CAN'T KEEP GOD FROM ANSWERING,
  • 00:39:26.040 --> 00:39:28.160
  • "BUT HE CAN KEEP YOU FROM ASKING."
  • 00:39:28.180 --> 00:39:31.170
  • - WOW, WOW. - PRAY BIG THINGS.
  • 00:39:31.190 --> 00:39:34.160
  • - OH, AND THAT'S THE POINT IT'S WHY WOULD WE LIVE
  • 00:39:34.180 --> 00:39:38.130
  • A MUNDANE LIFE WHEN WE CAN LIVE AN EXTRAORDINARY ONE?
  • 00:39:38.150 --> 00:39:41.260
  • - THAT'S RIGHT, THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:39:41.280 --> 00:39:43.140
  • - AGAIN, I'M DRAWN BACK
  • 00:39:43.160 --> 00:39:46.260
  • TO THE FIRST WORD, CHOOSING.
  • 00:39:46.280 --> 00:39:50.080
  • - [ROBERT] THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:39:50.100 --> 00:39:51.160
  • - SO MANY PEOPLE FEEL THAT THEY ARE DESTINED
  • 00:39:51.180 --> 00:39:56.020
  • TO A MUNDANE, MEANINGLESS LIFE.
  • 00:39:56.040 --> 00:39:59.260
  • JESUS CAME THAT WE MIGHT HAVE LIFE,
  • 00:39:59.280 --> 00:40:03.160
  • AND HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY,
  • 00:40:03.180 --> 00:40:04.290
  • AND PEOPLE GO ALL THE TIME AND SAY,
  • 00:40:05.010 --> 00:40:06.250
  • "WELL, THAT MUST BE FOR THE GUY THAT STANDS IN THAT PULPIT
  • 00:40:06.270 --> 00:40:09.110
  • "BECAUSE THAT'S NOT WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ME."
  • 00:40:09.130 --> 00:40:11.110
  • - LET ME TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:40:11.130 --> 00:40:13.190
  • IN FACT, IT'S THE VERY FIRST STORY I TELL IN THIS BOOK.
  • 00:40:13.210 --> 00:40:17.040
  • DO YOU KNOW THE NAME, YOU MAY KNOW THE NAME EDWARD KIMBALL.
  • 00:40:17.060 --> 00:40:20.110
  • DO YOU KNOW EDWARD KIMBALL?
  • 00:40:20.130 --> 00:40:21.200
  • - OH, WAIT, I DO, I DO.
  • 00:40:21.220 --> 00:40:23.030
  • - WELL, DON'T GIVE IT AWAY.
  • 00:40:23.050 --> 00:40:24.060
  • - [TOM] I WON'T. - EDWARD KIMBALL WAS--
  • 00:40:24.080 --> 00:40:25.230
  • - [TOM] BECAUSE I READ IT.
  • 00:40:25.250 --> 00:40:26.200
  • - YEAH, YOU READ IT IN THE BOOK.
  • 00:40:26.220 --> 00:40:28.110
  • - [TOM] SORRY, THAT'S HOW I KNOW.
  • 00:40:28.130 --> 00:40:29.220
  • - HE WAS A CARPET SALESMAN IN BOSTON IN THE 1800S,
  • 00:40:29.240 --> 00:40:34.200
  • BUT HE TAUGHT A SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS,
  • 00:40:34.220 --> 00:40:36.180
  • AND HE HAD A BOY IN HIS CLASS,
  • 00:40:36.200 --> 00:40:38.160
  • AN 18-YEAR-OLD WHO DIDN'T LISTEN VERY WELL.
  • 00:40:38.180 --> 00:40:40.280
  • HE KNEW HE WASN'T SAVED,
  • 00:40:41.000 --> 00:40:42.160
  • AND HE WANTED TO SEE HIM COME TO CHRIST,
  • 00:40:42.180 --> 00:40:44.210
  • SO HE SCREWED UP THE COURAGE
  • 00:40:44.230 --> 00:40:46.230
  • TO GO VISIT HIM AT HIS WORKPLACE,
  • 00:40:46.250 --> 00:40:48.260
  • AND HE PACED UP AND DOWN OUTSIDE THE SHOE STORE
  • 00:40:48.280 --> 00:40:52.190
  • WHERE THIS 18-YEAR-OLD WORKED, AND FINALLY WENT IN,
  • 00:40:52.210 --> 00:40:55.220
  • WENT BACK TO THE STOCKROOM WHERE HE WAS.
  • 00:40:55.240 --> 00:40:58.100
  • IT WAS DURING A BREAK AT LUNCH,
  • 00:40:58.120 --> 00:41:00.030
  • AND HE SHARED WITH HIM THE GOSPEL,
  • 00:41:00.050 --> 00:41:02.090
  • AND THAT YOUNG 18-YEAR-OLD
  • 00:41:02.110 --> 00:41:04.000
  • PRAYED TO ACCEPT CHRIST AS SAVIOR.
  • 00:41:04.020 --> 00:41:06.100
  • YOU SAY, "WELL, THAT'S A NICE STORY,
  • 00:41:06.120 --> 00:41:07.270
  • "BUT WHAT'S EXTRAORDINARY ABOUT THAT?"
  • 00:41:07.290 --> 00:41:10.000
  • WELL, THAT YOUNG MAN'S NAME WAS DWIGHT LYMAN MOODY,
  • 00:41:10.020 --> 00:41:13.260
  • D.L. MOODY, WHO BECAME THE GREATEST EVANGELIST
  • 00:41:13.280 --> 00:41:16.250
  • OF THE 19TH CENTURY.
  • 00:41:16.270 --> 00:41:18.250
  • IN MY BOOK I TRACE THE STORY OF D.L. MOODY,
  • 00:41:18.270 --> 00:41:23.090
  • AND HOW THROUGH THE NEXT 100 YEARS THERE WAS A LINE
  • 00:41:23.110 --> 00:41:26.120
  • THAT WENT TO ANOTHER YOUNG MAN NAMED BILLY GRAHAM,
  • 00:41:26.140 --> 00:41:30.210
  • AND BECAUSE OF THE INFLUENCE OF D.L. MOODY
  • 00:41:30.230 --> 00:41:33.270
  • TRACED THROUGH THE YEARS,
  • 00:41:33.290 --> 00:41:35.150
  • BILLY GRAHAM BECAME THE GREATEST EVANGELIST OF HIS DAY.
  • 00:41:35.170 --> 00:41:40.090
  • BILLY GRAHAM, BUT IT DOESN'T EVEN STOP THERE.
  • 00:41:40.110 --> 00:41:43.110
  • IN 1953, BILLY GRAHAM WAS HERE IN DALLAS
  • 00:41:43.130 --> 00:41:47.090
  • PREACHING AT THE COTTON BOWL,
  • 00:41:47.110 --> 00:41:49.010
  • AND MY MOTHER WAS NOT A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:41:49.030 --> 00:41:51.040
  • SHE HAD JUST MARRIED MY DAD WHO WAS A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:41:51.060 --> 00:41:53.070
  • HE TRIED TO GET HER TO COME TO FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.
  • 00:41:53.090 --> 00:41:55.260
  • SHE WOULDN'T COME AT ALL,
  • 00:41:55.280 --> 00:41:57.120
  • BUT SHE CAME TO THE COTTON BOWL AND ACCEPTED CHRIST,
  • 00:41:57.140 --> 00:42:00.080
  • AND THEY ANNOUNCED AT THE COTTON BOWL
  • 00:42:00.100 --> 00:42:01.120
  • THAT BILLY GRAHAM WOULD BE
  • 00:42:01.140 --> 00:42:02.240
  • AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DALLAS
  • 00:42:02.260 --> 00:42:04.140
  • THE NEXT SUNDAY TO PREACH,
  • 00:42:04.160 --> 00:42:06.000
  • SO SHE AGREED TO COME TO THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH,
  • 00:42:06.020 --> 00:42:08.130
  • AND SHE SAT IN THE BALCONY WITH MY DAD,
  • 00:42:08.150 --> 00:42:11.070
  • AND WHEN BILLY GRAHAM FINISHED HE CAME DOWN,
  • 00:42:11.090 --> 00:42:13.150
  • TOOK DR. CRISWELL'S HAND, THE PASTOR,
  • 00:42:13.170 --> 00:42:16.020
  • AND JOINED THE CHURCH THAT DAY.
  • 00:42:16.040 --> 00:42:18.180
  • MY MOM SAID TO MY DAD,
  • 00:42:18.200 --> 00:42:19.280
  • "WELL, IF IT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR BILLY GRAHAM
  • 00:42:20.000 --> 00:42:21.230
  • "IT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME,"
  • 00:42:21.250 --> 00:42:23.060
  • AND SHE JOINED THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DALLAS THAT DAY.
  • 00:42:23.080 --> 00:42:26.250
  • I WAS BORN TWO YEARS LATER.
  • 00:42:26.270 --> 00:42:28.290
  • I WAS A CHRISTIAN AND IN MANY WAYS, TOM,
  • 00:42:29.010 --> 00:42:31.170
  • I AM PASTOR OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DALLAS TODAY
  • 00:42:31.190 --> 00:42:35.230
  • BECAUSE OF THAT BOSTON CARPET SALESMAN BACK IN THE 1800S
  • 00:42:35.250 --> 00:42:40.160
  • WHO WAS FAITHFUL TO SHARE THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:42:40.180 --> 00:42:43.090
  • WE NEVER KNOW THE IMPACT WE CAN HAVE ON A WORLD
  • 00:42:43.110 --> 00:42:47.200
  • THAT KEEPS ON GOING AND GOING AND GOING.
  • 00:42:47.220 --> 00:42:50.050
  • - THAT'S SO BEAUTIFUL,
  • 00:42:50.070 --> 00:42:51.180
  • AND WHEN I THINK ABOUT THE TEACHER OF YOUR SPEECH CLASS
  • 00:42:51.200 --> 00:42:56.050
  • IN THE NINTH GRADE FOR THE FIRST TIME YOU HAD THE THOUGHT
  • 00:42:56.070 --> 00:43:00.140
  • FROM HER WORDS ABOUT YOU BEING A PREACHER,
  • 00:43:00.160 --> 00:43:03.060
  • AND THAT YOU CAN SELL JUST ABOUT ANYTHING.
  • 00:43:03.080 --> 00:43:06.110
  • NO, BUT THAT'S SO INTERESTING TO ME,
  • 00:43:06.130 --> 00:43:08.210
  • BUT THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER
  • 00:43:08.230 --> 00:43:12.270
  • HAS GOT AN 18-YEAR-OLD THAT'S A LITTLE BIT DISRUPTIVE,
  • 00:43:12.290 --> 00:43:16.220
  • AND IS STRUGGLING LITERALLY,
  • 00:43:16.240 --> 00:43:20.030
  • SHOULD I GO TALK TO THIS KID, SHOULD I NOT?
  • 00:43:20.050 --> 00:43:21.080
  • SHOULD I GO TO HIS WORKPLACE, SHOULD I NOT?
  • 00:43:21.100 --> 00:43:24.050
  • BUT GOES IN THERE, MUSTERS THE COURAGE, IF YOU WILL,
  • 00:43:24.070 --> 00:43:28.070
  • TO GO IN THERE AND ACTUALLY SHARE THE GOSPEL IN A WAY
  • 00:43:28.090 --> 00:43:30.250
  • THAT'S OUTSIDE THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS,
  • 00:43:30.270 --> 00:43:32.250
  • BUT TO GO TO HIS WORKPLACE.
  • 00:43:32.270 --> 00:43:34.080
  • - RIGHT.
  • 00:43:34.100 --> 00:43:35.100
  • - THAT'S A DIFFERENT WAY OF THINKING.
  • 00:43:35.120 --> 00:43:36.170
  • YOU'D THINK, WELL, RIGHT AFTER CHURCH NEXT WEEK
  • 00:43:36.190 --> 00:43:37.280
  • I'LL TALK TO HIM, BUT, NO,
  • 00:43:38.000 --> 00:43:39.120
  • IT'S TO GO INTO HIS PLACE OF WORK AND TO SHARE.
  • 00:43:39.140 --> 00:43:42.220
  • - [ROBERT] YEAH.
  • 00:43:42.240 --> 00:43:43.250
  • - YOU KNOW, THE WAY GOD SPEAKS TO US,
  • 00:43:43.270 --> 00:43:46.110
  • AND WHEN HE HAS OUR ATTENTION
  • 00:43:46.130 --> 00:43:48.130
  • IS AT DIFFERENT TIMES AT DIFFERENT MOMENTS,
  • 00:43:48.150 --> 00:43:50.280
  • AND WE DON'T NECESSARILY CHOOSE THOSE MOMENTS
  • 00:43:51.000 --> 00:43:53.100
  • HOW GOD INTERRUPTS US AND DOES THAT, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT,
  • 00:43:53.120 --> 00:43:55.260
  • WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT GOD SOMETIMES SPEAKS TO US
  • 00:43:55.280 --> 00:43:59.210
  • ABOUT INTERRUPTING SOMEONE ELSE'S MOMENT,
  • 00:43:59.230 --> 00:44:02.050
  • SOMEONE ELSE'S JOURNEY ON THEIR LIFE TO SHARE A WORD.
  • 00:44:02.070 --> 00:44:05.110
  • - YEAH. - CAN I ENCOURAGE YOU.
  • 00:44:05.130 --> 00:44:07.040
  • YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES GOD SPEAKS TO US AND WE'LL SAY,
  • 00:44:07.060 --> 00:44:10.200
  • "WELL, THAT CAN'T BE THE LORD SPEAKING TO ME TO DO THAT,"
  • 00:44:10.220 --> 00:44:13.150
  • BUT YOU PROBABLY HAVE SOMEONE THAT'S BEEN ON YOUR HEART
  • 00:44:13.170 --> 00:44:17.080
  • WOULD YOU TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF EXTRA COURAGE,
  • 00:44:17.100 --> 00:44:20.120
  • AND MAYBE GO OUT OF YOUR WAY,
  • 00:44:20.140 --> 00:44:21.240
  • MAYBE IT'S THEIR PLACE OF WORK,
  • 00:44:21.260 --> 00:44:24.100
  • MAYBE IT'S A PLACE THAT THEY SERVE AT A RESTAURANT,
  • 00:44:24.120 --> 00:44:28.210
  • WHEREVER, BUT YOU KNOW WHO THOSE PEOPLE ARE.
  • 00:44:28.230 --> 00:44:32.010
  • GOD BRINGS PEOPLE TO OUR HEARTS,
  • 00:44:32.030 --> 00:44:33.240
  • AND TO OUR MINDS FOR A PURPOSE.
  • 00:44:33.260 --> 00:44:35.160
  • IT'S NOT THAT WE SIT ON THAT.
  • 00:44:35.180 --> 00:44:38.170
  • PART OF CHOOSING AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE, I THINK,
  • 00:44:38.190 --> 00:44:42.020
  • IS BEING ABLE TO BE RESPONSIVE
  • 00:44:42.040 --> 00:44:43.290
  • TO THE THINGS THAT GOD GIVES YOU TO DO.
  • 00:44:44.010 --> 00:44:46.100
  • WHEN GOD DOES SPEAK WE NEED TO LISTEN,
  • 00:44:46.120 --> 00:44:48.120
  • BUT MORE THAN LISTEN WE NEED TO DO IT.
  • 00:44:48.140 --> 00:44:51.020
  • IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO HEAR.
  • 00:44:51.040 --> 00:44:53.190
  • IT'S GREAT THAT WE GET TO HEAR THE VOICE OF THE LORD,
  • 00:44:53.210 --> 00:44:55.200
  • BUT IF WE HEAR THE VOICE OF THE LORD,
  • 00:44:55.220 --> 00:44:57.180
  • AND WE NEVER ARE RESPONSIVE TO IT
  • 00:44:57.200 --> 00:44:59.140
  • THE END RESULT IS WE'VE HEARD THE VOICE OF THE LORD,
  • 00:44:59.160 --> 00:45:02.250
  • BUT THE RESULT THAT THE LORD WAS SEEKING
  • 00:45:02.270 --> 00:45:04.260
  • HAS NOT YET BEEN ACCOMPLISHED,
  • 00:45:04.280 --> 00:45:06.250
  • SO CAN WE STOP SITTING ON THESE WORDS OF GOD,
  • 00:45:06.270 --> 00:45:10.070
  • AND THE MOTIVATION OF GOD,
  • 00:45:10.090 --> 00:45:11.210
  • AND CHOOSE TO ACT UPON THOSE THINGS.
  • 00:45:11.230 --> 00:45:15.140
  • I PROMISE YOU THIS BOOK, CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
  • 00:45:15.160 --> 00:45:19.010
  • DOES JUST THAT AND JUST MAYBE ONE OF THESE PRINCIPLES,
  • 00:45:19.030 --> 00:45:22.220
  • ONE OF THESE KEYS WILL GIVE YOU THE MOTIVATION,
  • 00:45:22.240 --> 00:45:25.200
  • THE GUMPTION, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT
  • 00:45:25.220 --> 00:45:28.150
  • TO GET UP AND GO TO THAT NEXT LEVEL.
  • 00:45:28.170 --> 00:45:30.120
  • CALL THAT NUMBER AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN,
  • 00:45:30.140 --> 00:45:32.240
  • AND GET THIS BOOK. IT WILL HELP MOTIVATE YOU,
  • 00:45:32.260 --> 00:45:35.100
  • AND MOVE YOU TO YOUR NEXT LEVEL IN GOD,
  • 00:45:35.120 --> 00:45:37.190
  • BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY IT MAY JUST BE THE KEY
  • 00:45:37.210 --> 00:45:40.260
  • THAT LEADS SOMEONE TO CHRIST HIMSELF.
  • 00:45:40.280 --> 00:45:43.270
  • DR. JEFFRESS, LET'S KEEP GOING.
  • 00:45:43.290 --> 00:45:45.050
  • GIVE US ANOTHER PRINCIPLE.
  • 00:45:45.070 --> 00:45:46.160
  • - WELL, THE OTHER PRINCIPLE FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
  • 00:45:46.180 --> 00:45:48.210
  • THAT ELIJAH IS A PERFECT ILLUSTRATION OF IS THIS.
  • 00:45:48.230 --> 00:45:51.250
  • LEARN HOW TO HANDLE BAD DAYS.
  • 00:45:51.270 --> 00:45:54.220
  • YOU KNOW, IF YOU'RE GONNA HAVE AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
  • 00:45:54.240 --> 00:45:55.270
  • YOU NEED TO LEARN HOW TO HANDLE
  • 00:45:55.290 --> 00:45:58.150
  • THE DIFFICULT DAYS OR SEASONS OF LIFE.
  • 00:45:58.170 --> 00:45:59.120
  • - YOU MEAN YOU HAVE BAD DAYS?
  • 00:45:59.140 --> 00:46:01.000
  • - YES, THERE ARE SOME DAYS THAT ARE LESS THAN EXTRAORDINARY.
  • 00:46:01.020 --> 00:46:03.130
  • I MEAN, THINK ABOUT ELIJAH.
  • 00:46:03.150 --> 00:46:05.130
  • HERE HE HAS THAT BIG MOMENT ON MOUNT CARMEL,
  • 00:46:05.150 --> 00:46:07.190
  • YOU KNOW, WHEN THE FIRE CAME DOWN,
  • 00:46:07.210 --> 00:46:09.200
  • AND GREAT VICTORY OVER THE PROPHETS OF BAAL,
  • 00:46:09.220 --> 00:46:11.250
  • BUT THEN HE FELL INTO AN UNHOLY FUNK,
  • 00:46:11.270 --> 00:46:15.080
  • I MEAN, JUST LIKE THAT, I MEAN, HE WASN'T PHASED
  • 00:46:15.100 --> 00:46:17.290
  • BY 800 PROPHETS OF BAAL AND ASHERAH,
  • 00:46:18.010 --> 00:46:20.130
  • BUT ONE ANGRY WOMAN NAMED JEZEBEL SENT HIM ON THE RUN.
  • 00:46:20.150 --> 00:46:25.050
  • HE HAD LOST PERSPECTIVE. - [TOM] SHE WAS THE QUEEN.
  • 00:46:25.070 --> 00:46:26.260
  • - SHE WAS THE QUEEN, BUT HE HAD LOST PERSPECTIVE, TOO,
  • 00:46:26.280 --> 00:46:31.040
  • AND HE I THINK WAS EXHAUSTED PHYSICALLY,
  • 00:46:31.060 --> 00:46:33.280
  • EMOTIONALLY, SPIRITUALLY.
  • 00:46:34.000 --> 00:46:36.000
  • HE RUNS FOR 110 MILES, SITS UNDER THAT TREE,
  • 00:46:36.020 --> 00:46:38.270
  • AND SAYS, "LORD, TAKE MY LIFE."
  • 00:46:38.290 --> 00:46:41.070
  • - [TOM] THINK OF THAT, 110 MILES.
  • 00:46:41.090 --> 00:46:42.130
  • - YEAH, 110 MILES, I MEAN, HE WAS PHYSICALLY,
  • 00:46:42.150 --> 00:46:45.060
  • EMOTIONALLY, SPIRITUALLY EXHAUSTED,
  • 00:46:45.080 --> 00:46:47.150
  • AND WHAT I'M SAYING IN THIS CHAPTER IS THAT
  • 00:46:47.170 --> 00:46:50.180
  • THE FACT IS YOU CAN'T AVOID BAD DAYS, OR BAD SEASONS,
  • 00:46:50.200 --> 00:46:53.250
  • THE KEY IS HOW TO MANAGE THEM, HOW TO HANDLE THEM,
  • 00:46:53.270 --> 00:46:57.110
  • AND ELIJAH GIVES US A BLUEPRINT FOR THAT.
  • 00:46:57.130 --> 00:46:59.130
  • YOU KNOW, GOD MADE US, TOM, BODY, SOUL AND SPIRIT.
  • 00:46:59.150 --> 00:47:03.000
  • WE'RE NOT ALL SPIRIT, WE'RE NOT ALL BODY.
  • 00:47:03.020 --> 00:47:04.200
  • SOMEBODY SAID THE RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:47:04.220 --> 00:47:06.190
  • BETWEEN THE BODY, THE SOUL, AND THE SPIRIT ARE SO CLOSE
  • 00:47:06.210 --> 00:47:09.050
  • THAT IF ONE CATCHES A COLD THE OTHER SNEEZES.
  • 00:47:09.070 --> 00:47:11.180
  • I MEAN, THE FACT THAT,
  • 00:47:11.200 --> 00:47:12.190
  • SO SOMETIMES HOW WE FEEL PHYSICALLY
  • 00:47:12.210 --> 00:47:15.050
  • AFFECTS HOW WE FEEL SPIRITUALLY.
  • 00:47:15.070 --> 00:47:18.060
  • SO NOTICE WHAT GOD DID WITH ELIJAH.
  • 00:47:18.080 --> 00:47:20.050
  • I MEAN, HE TOLD HIM TO REST, HE WENT TO SLEEP.
  • 00:47:20.070 --> 00:47:23.210
  • SOMETIMES THE MOST SPIRITUAL THING YOU CAN DO IS TAKE A NAP,
  • 00:47:23.230 --> 00:47:27.290
  • AND SO HE SLEPT.
  • 00:47:28.010 --> 00:47:29.120
  • - THAT'S REALLY TRUE, ISN'T IT?
  • 00:47:29.140 --> 00:47:30.090
  • - HE NEEDED TO BE NOURISHED,
  • 00:47:30.110 --> 00:47:32.060
  • SO THE ANGELS BROUGHT HIM THE CAKES.
  • 00:47:32.080 --> 00:47:33.290
  • IT'S THE FIRST CASE OF ANGELS' FOOD CAKE
  • 00:47:34.010 --> 00:47:35.280
  • IN THE BIBLE ANYWHERE, BUT THEY FED HIM,
  • 00:47:36.000 --> 00:47:38.190
  • SO HE GOT RESTORED PHYSICALLY.
  • 00:47:38.210 --> 00:47:39.290
  • HE GOT RESTORED SPIRITUALLY.
  • 00:47:40.010 --> 00:47:42.150
  • GOD SPOKE TO HIM, YOU KNOW, I THINK ABOUT THAT VERSE
  • 00:47:42.170 --> 00:47:45.030
  • IN THE OLD TESTAMENT ABOUT DAVID
  • 00:47:45.050 --> 00:47:46.270
  • WHO HAD HAD A PARTICULARLY BAD DAY.
  • 00:47:46.290 --> 00:47:48.220
  • HE AND HIS MEN HAD SUFFERED A GREAT DEFEAT,
  • 00:47:48.240 --> 00:47:50.280
  • AND THE BIBLES SAYS,
  • 00:47:51.000 --> 00:47:52.050
  • "DAVID STRENGTHENED HIMSELF IN THE LORD."
  • 00:47:52.070 --> 00:47:55.190
  • YOU HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO STRENGTHEN YOURSELF IN THE LORD,
  • 00:47:55.210 --> 00:47:58.070
  • AND THEN HE WAS RENEWED EMOTIONALLY.
  • 00:47:58.090 --> 00:48:02.130
  • GOD TOLD HIM IT'S TIME TO GET OUT OF THE CAVE,
  • 00:48:02.150 --> 00:48:04.160
  • AND GO BACK AND RECONNECT WITH OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:48:04.180 --> 00:48:07.240
  • YOU KNOW, OUR MUTUAL FRIEND, DAVID JEREMIAH
  • 00:48:07.260 --> 00:48:09.250
  • HAS A GREAT WORD.
  • 00:48:09.270 --> 00:48:11.170
  • SO MANY TIMES I HEAR THIS AS A PASTOR,
  • 00:48:11.190 --> 00:48:13.080
  • SOMEBODY'S GOING THROUGH A DIFFICULT SEASON IN THEIR LIFE,
  • 00:48:13.100 --> 00:48:15.290
  • AND THEY'LL SAY, "YOU KNOW, PASTOR,
  • 00:48:16.010 --> 00:48:17.040
  • "WE'RE GOING THROUGH A HARD TIME.
  • 00:48:17.060 --> 00:48:18.200
  • "WE'RE GONNA TAKE A SABBATICAL FROM CHURCH FOR A FEW WEEKS."
  • 00:48:18.220 --> 00:48:22.010
  • DAVID SAYS THE ONLY PERSON WHO THINKS
  • 00:48:22.030 --> 00:48:24.130
  • YOU OUGHT TO TAKE TIME OFF FROM CHURCH
  • 00:48:24.150 --> 00:48:26.010
  • WHEN YOU'RE HAVING A HARD TIME IS THE DEVIL.
  • 00:48:26.030 --> 00:48:29.050
  • I MEAN, SATAN'S STRATEGY IS ALWAYS TO ISOLATE YOU,
  • 00:48:29.070 --> 00:48:32.140
  • ATTACK YOU AND DESTROY YOU,
  • 00:48:32.160 --> 00:48:34.060
  • SO IT'S REALLY KEY IF YOU'RE GONNA HAVE
  • 00:48:34.080 --> 00:48:36.180
  • AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE TO LEARN HOW TO HANDLE THESE BAD DAYS,
  • 00:48:36.200 --> 00:48:40.050
  • OR DIFFICULT SEASONS IN LIFE WHEN DISAPPOINTMENTS MOUNT UP,
  • 00:48:40.070 --> 00:48:44.010
  • AND WE BEGIN TO QUESTION GOD.
  • 00:48:44.030 --> 00:48:46.020
  • - PASTOR JEFFRESS, THERE'S A LOT OF PASTORS
  • 00:48:46.040 --> 00:48:48.090
  • WHO WATCH THIS SHOW.
  • 00:48:48.110 --> 00:48:50.000
  • I CONTINUALLY GET LETTERS FROM THEM.
  • 00:48:50.020 --> 00:48:52.130
  • - [ROBERT] YES.
  • 00:48:52.150 --> 00:48:53.200
  • - WOULD YOU TALK TO THEM A MOMENT ABOUT REST.
  • 00:48:53.220 --> 00:48:55.090
  • - YES, I WOULD JUST SAY THIS.
  • 00:48:55.110 --> 00:48:58.280
  • YOU'RE NEVER GONNA BE ANY MORE EFFECTIVE
  • 00:48:59.000 --> 00:49:02.200
  • THEN YOU ARE WHEN YOUR BODY IS RESTORED.
  • 00:49:02.220 --> 00:49:07.160
  • THE BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT,
  • 00:49:07.180 --> 00:49:09.290
  • AND WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THE BODIES GOD HAS GIVEN US.
  • 00:49:10.010 --> 00:49:13.110
  • THAT MEANS EXERCISE, IT MEANS REST,
  • 00:49:13.130 --> 00:49:15.170
  • IT MEANS WATCHING WHAT WE EAT AND HOW MUCH WE EAT OF IT.
  • 00:49:15.190 --> 00:49:19.200
  • NOBODY LIKES A FAT PREACHER, I MEAN,
  • 00:49:19.220 --> 00:49:21.160
  • I JUST DISCOVERED THAT A LONG TIME AGO,
  • 00:49:21.180 --> 00:49:24.000
  • BUT WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES,
  • 00:49:24.020 --> 00:49:26.110
  • BUT I WOULD SAY, ALSO, THIS OTHER WORD TO PASTORS TONIGHT.
  • 00:49:26.130 --> 00:49:30.090
  • ONE OF THE CHAPTERS I HAVE IN MY BOOK
  • 00:49:30.110 --> 00:49:32.270
  • IS LEARNING TO WAIT ON GOD'S TIMING.
  • 00:49:32.290 --> 00:49:35.140
  • - [TOM] WOW.
  • 00:49:35.160 --> 00:49:36.180
  • - THAT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR ALL OF US,
  • 00:49:36.200 --> 00:49:38.030
  • BUT, ESPECIALLY, THOSE INVOLVED IN MINISTRY.
  • 00:49:38.050 --> 00:49:40.120
  • YOU KNOW ELIJAH EXPLODED ON THE SCENE IN 1 KINGS 17
  • 00:49:40.140 --> 00:49:43.250
  • MADE THIS BIG PRONOUNCEMENT.
  • 00:49:43.270 --> 00:49:45.260
  • EVERYBODY WAS TALKING ABOUT HIM IN ISRAEL.
  • 00:49:45.280 --> 00:49:47.280
  • THEN GOD PUT HIM INTO A PLACE OF OBSCURITY FOR THREE YEARS,
  • 00:49:48.000 --> 00:49:52.240
  • FIRST BY THE BROOK CHERITH, LATER WITH THE WIDOW ZAREPHATH.
  • 00:49:52.260 --> 00:49:56.120
  • I'M SURE ELIJAH THOUGHT
  • 00:49:56.140 --> 00:49:57.230
  • THAT GOD HAD FORGOTTEN COMPLETELY ABOUT HIM.
  • 00:49:57.250 --> 00:50:00.290
  • NO, GOD KNEW EXACTLY WHERE HE WAS.
  • 00:50:01.010 --> 00:50:02.250
  • I THINK ABOUT MY OWN EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:50:02.270 --> 00:50:04.250
  • YOU KNOW, I LEFT THE CHURCH I'M NOW PASTOR,
  • 00:50:04.270 --> 00:50:07.040
  • I WAS YOUTH MINISTER THERE,
  • 00:50:07.060 --> 00:50:08.170
  • GOD SENT ME TO THIS COUNTY SEAT TOWN OUT OF WEST TEXAS
  • 00:50:08.190 --> 00:50:11.160
  • FOR SEVEN YEARS. I THOUGHT GOD HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT ME.
  • 00:50:11.180 --> 00:50:14.090
  • - [TOM] WOW, WOW.
  • 00:50:14.110 --> 00:50:15.160
  • - BUT GOD WAS PREPARING ME.
  • 00:50:15.180 --> 00:50:17.060
  • HE WAS DOING THINGS IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:50:17.080 --> 00:50:19.040
  • HE WAS DOING THINGS IN OTHER PLACES
  • 00:50:19.060 --> 00:50:20.210
  • TO PREPARE ME FOR MY NEXT PLACE OF MINISTRY,
  • 00:50:20.230 --> 00:50:23.110
  • AND I SAY IN THAT CHAPTER WAIT ON GOD'S TIMING.
  • 00:50:23.130 --> 00:50:26.190
  • WAITING TIME ISN'T WASTED TIME.
  • 00:50:26.210 --> 00:50:30.140
  • PASTOR, GOD KNOWS WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:50:30.160 --> 00:50:33.070
  • AND HE'S WORKING IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:50:33.090 --> 00:50:34.200
  • HE'S WORKING IN PLACES YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:50:34.220 --> 00:50:37.150
  • I WOULD SAY TO THE HOMEMAKER AT HOME RIGHT NOW
  • 00:50:37.170 --> 00:50:39.250
  • WITH THOSE PRESCHOOLERS, GOD HASN'T FORGOTTEN YOU.
  • 00:50:39.270 --> 00:50:43.040
  • HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE.
  • 00:50:43.060 --> 00:50:45.100
  • HE'S USING THIS TIME IN YOUR LIFE FOR A GREAT PURPOSE,
  • 00:50:45.120 --> 00:50:48.130
  • AND HE HAS OTHER THINGS PLANNED FOR YOU AS WELL.
  • 00:50:48.150 --> 00:50:51.170
  • I WOULD SAY TO THE BUSINESS PERSON WHO'S STUCK IN A CAREER
  • 00:50:51.190 --> 00:50:55.090
  • THAT HE REALLY DOESN'T LIKE THAT MUCH
  • 00:50:55.110 --> 00:50:57.010
  • GOD KNOWS WHAT YOU'RE DOING.
  • 00:50:57.030 --> 00:50:58.230
  • BE FAITHFUL IN THE WORK THAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:50:58.250 --> 00:51:02.040
  • AND HE VERY WELL MAY OPEN OTHER DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY.
  • 00:51:02.060 --> 00:51:05.220
  • WAITING TIME ISN'T WASTED TIME IF WE LEARN THE LESSONS
  • 00:51:05.240 --> 00:51:09.160
  • GOD WANTS US TO LEARN.
  • 00:51:09.180 --> 00:51:11.070
  • - WOW, YOU KNOW, YOUR LIFE IT'S KIND OF EXTRAORDINARY.
  • 00:51:11.090 --> 00:51:17.030
  • A LOT OF THAT'S BY CHOICE.
  • 00:51:17.050 --> 00:51:19.180
  • A LOT OF IT'S BY CHOICES YOUR MOTHER GETTING SAVED,
  • 00:51:19.200 --> 00:51:24.140
  • GOING TO THE BILLY GRAHAM CRUSADE,
  • 00:51:24.160 --> 00:51:26.160
  • BEING RAISED IN FIRST BAPTIST HERE IN DALLAS.
  • 00:51:26.180 --> 00:51:29.200
  • I MEAN, THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF INTERESTING
  • 00:51:29.220 --> 00:51:31.260
  • POINTS ALONG THE LIGHT,
  • 00:51:31.280 --> 00:51:33.080
  • BUT YOU STILL HAD TO INTERACT WITH THOSE SELECTIONS,
  • 00:51:33.100 --> 00:51:36.220
  • YOU STILL HAD TO CHOOSE IN THE MIDST OF THAT.
  • 00:51:36.240 --> 00:51:39.250
  • FOR SOMEONE WHO'S WATCHING AT HOME RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:51:39.270 --> 00:51:42.100
  • AND, BY THE WAY, WE'RE SPEAKING ABOUT
  • 00:51:42.120 --> 00:51:43.280
  • CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
  • 00:51:44.000 --> 00:51:46.110
  • THE LATEST BOOK BY DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
  • 00:51:46.130 --> 00:51:48.290
  • WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN GET THIS TOOL,
  • 00:51:49.010 --> 00:51:51.260
  • READ IT, IT WILL HELP YOU.
  • 00:51:51.280 --> 00:51:53.290
  • CALL THAT NUMBER AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:51:54.010 --> 00:51:56.110
  • AND GET THIS BOOK.
  • 00:51:56.130 --> 00:51:57.270
  • I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO FIND LOTS OF APPLICATION FOR THIS,
  • 00:51:57.290 --> 00:52:01.100
  • BUT YOUR ENVIRONMENT WAS ONE THING,
  • 00:52:01.120 --> 00:52:04.170
  • BUT YOU HAD TO INTERACT
  • 00:52:04.190 --> 00:52:05.280
  • WITH THOSE CHOICES ALL ALONG THE WAY.
  • 00:52:06.000 --> 00:52:08.200
  • CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT FOR JUST A MOMENT?
  • 00:52:08.220 --> 00:52:09.270
  • - SURE, SURE, I MEAN, I REALLY THINK, TOM,
  • 00:52:09.290 --> 00:52:12.250
  • WHEN IT GETS DOWN TO IT
  • 00:52:12.270 --> 00:52:14.110
  • ALL OF US THE BASIC CHOICE WE MAKE IN LIFE IS,
  • 00:52:14.130 --> 00:52:18.020
  • IS OUR LIFE GOING TO BE SELF-FOCUSED OR GOD-FOCUSED?
  • 00:52:18.040 --> 00:52:22.210
  • IS IT ABOUT ACHIEVING MY AGENDA,
  • 00:52:22.230 --> 00:52:24.220
  • OR IS IT ABOUT ACHIEVING GOD'S AGENDA?
  • 00:52:24.240 --> 00:52:28.040
  • A LIFE IS EITHER SELF-FOCUSED OR IT'S GOD-FOCUSED.
  • 00:52:28.060 --> 00:52:31.170
  • IT CAN'T BE BOTH, AND YOU KNOW THE FACT IS
  • 00:52:31.190 --> 00:52:35.270
  • WHY IS IT THAT GOD HAS LEFT US HERE?
  • 00:52:35.290 --> 00:52:37.220
  • HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY IS IT
  • 00:52:37.240 --> 00:52:39.080
  • GOD JUST DIDN'T RAPTURE US TO HEAVEN THE MOMENT HE SAVED US?
  • 00:52:39.100 --> 00:52:41.060
  • - AS SOON AS WE'RE SAVED, YEAH.
  • 00:52:41.080 --> 00:52:42.170
  • - I MEAN, IF HE WANTS TO HAVE GOOD FELLOWSHIP WITH US
  • 00:52:42.190 --> 00:52:45.020
  • HE COULD HAVE BETTER FELLOWSHIP WITH US
  • 00:52:45.040 --> 00:52:46.250
  • UP THERE RATHER THAN HERE,
  • 00:52:46.270 --> 00:52:48.190
  • WHERE WE GET SO DISTRACTED, AND ENTANGLED IN SIN.
  • 00:52:48.210 --> 00:52:51.120
  • GOD LEFT US HERE FOR ONE REASON.
  • 00:52:51.140 --> 00:52:53.200
  • IT WASN'T TO ACCUMULATE A LOT OF MONEY.
  • 00:52:53.220 --> 00:52:55.170
  • IT WASN'T TO HAVE A SATISFYING CAREER.
  • 00:52:55.190 --> 00:52:58.090
  • IT WASN'T EVEN TO HAVE A HAPPY HOME LIFE.
  • 00:52:58.110 --> 00:53:01.130
  • GOD LEFT US HERE TO SHARE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:53:01.150 --> 00:53:05.120
  • WITH AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE BEFORE WE GO HOME.
  • 00:53:05.140 --> 00:53:08.190
  • YOU KNOW, THE LAST SECRET IN MY BOOK
  • 00:53:08.210 --> 00:53:10.220
  • REALLY TOUCHES ON THIS.
  • 00:53:10.240 --> 00:53:12.130
  • EXTRAORDINARY LIVES ARE LIVED BY PEOPLE
  • 00:53:12.150 --> 00:53:15.090
  • WHO LIVE THEIR LIFE WITH THE END IN VIEW.
  • 00:53:15.110 --> 00:53:19.170
  • THEY REALIZE OUR TIME ON LIFE IS LIMITED,
  • 00:53:19.190 --> 00:53:23.010
  • AND THEY USE THOSE MOMENTS
  • 00:53:23.030 --> 00:53:24.210
  • TO FURTHER GOD'S AGENDA NOT THEIR OWN.
  • 00:53:24.230 --> 00:53:27.000
  • YOU KNOW, THAT THE LAST OF ELIJAH'S TIME ON EARTH
  • 00:53:27.020 --> 00:53:29.040
  • HE WAS CAUGHT UP INTO THE WHIRLWIND.
  • 00:53:29.060 --> 00:53:30.240
  • REMEMBER HE DIDN'T EXPERIENCE DEATH,
  • 00:53:30.260 --> 00:53:32.230
  • BUT I OFTEN THINK WHAT DID HE THINK
  • 00:53:32.250 --> 00:53:34.090
  • AS HE WAS BEING LIFTED UP INTO HEAVEN,
  • 00:53:34.110 --> 00:53:36.100
  • AND HE LOOKED DOWN AT THE JORDAN RIVER,
  • 00:53:36.120 --> 00:53:38.230
  • AND HIS MENTOR ELISHA STANDING THERE.
  • 00:53:38.250 --> 00:53:41.130
  • HE WENT UP IN HEAVEN WITH A SHORT LIST OF REGRETS,
  • 00:53:41.150 --> 00:53:45.240
  • AND A LONG LIST OF PEOPLE HE HAD IMPACTED FOR GOD.
  • 00:53:45.260 --> 00:53:48.190
  • - [TOM] WOW.
  • 00:53:48.210 --> 00:53:49.140
  • - THINK ABOUT ABRAHAM.
  • 00:53:49.160 --> 00:53:50.180
  • THEY SAID ABRAHAM DIED AT A RIPE OLD AGE
  • 00:53:50.200 --> 00:53:52.090
  • A MAN SATISFIED WITH LIFE.
  • 00:53:52.110 --> 00:53:56.060
  • I THINK THE WAY YOU LEAVE THIS WORLD SATISFIED WITH LIFE
  • 00:53:56.080 --> 00:53:59.150
  • IS WHEN YOU HAVE SPENT THE HOURS, THE DAYS,
  • 00:53:59.170 --> 00:54:02.160
  • THE YEARS YOU HAVE FOCUSED ON GOD'S ETERNAL PURPOSE.
  • 00:54:02.180 --> 00:54:05.260
  • THAT'S THE ULTIMATE SECRET FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
  • 00:54:05.280 --> 00:54:09.050
  • - YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE THINGS TO ME IS YOU'VE QUOTED
  • 00:54:09.070 --> 00:54:12.130
  • NUMEROUS TIMES FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT ABOUT ELIJAH,
  • 00:54:12.150 --> 00:54:16.190
  • SO I'M ALWAYS INTERESTED HOW SOMEONE CHOOSES A SUBJECT,
  • 00:54:16.210 --> 00:54:20.090
  • OR HOW THAT SUBJECT EMERGED.
  • 00:54:20.110 --> 00:54:22.100
  • NOW YOU MAY HAVE CHOSEN THE TITLE
  • 00:54:22.120 --> 00:54:23.250
  • CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE,
  • 00:54:23.270 --> 00:54:25.120
  • WERE YOU READING IN THE OLD TESTAMENT OR THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 00:54:25.140 --> 00:54:28.210
  • WHEN YOU STARTED SEEING ALL THESE REFERENCES TO ELIJAH,
  • 00:54:28.230 --> 00:54:30.290
  • AND MADE YOU SAY ELIJAH IS THE PRINCIPLE
  • 00:54:31.010 --> 00:54:33.220
  • THAT I'M GONNA BUILD THIS ON TELL ME THE GENESIS.
  • 00:54:33.240 --> 00:54:36.150
  • - IT WAS REALLY BOTH, BUT WHAT REALLY MADE ME CHOOSE ELIJAH
  • 00:54:36.170 --> 00:54:39.270
  • WAS NOT ONLY THAT HE WAS AN ORDINARY PERSON LIKE WE ARE,
  • 00:54:39.290 --> 00:54:42.270
  • BUT IT WAS THE TIMES IN WHICH HE LIVED.
  • 00:54:42.290 --> 00:54:44.240
  • I THINK THE CULTURE IN WHICH HE LIVED
  • 00:54:44.260 --> 00:54:47.120
  • IS PROBABLY MORE LIKE OURS
  • 00:54:47.140 --> 00:54:49.130
  • THAN AT ANY TIME IN HISTORY FILLED WITH PAGANS,
  • 00:54:49.150 --> 00:54:53.020
  • BUT ALSO LUKEWARM BELIEVERS RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:54:53.040 --> 00:54:55.130
  • THAT'S WHAT WAS GOING ON IN ISRAEL IN THE 9TH CENTURY,
  • 00:54:55.150 --> 00:54:58.200
  • BUT ELIJAH DIDN'T THROW UP HIS HANDS AND SAY,
  • 00:54:58.220 --> 00:55:00.180
  • OH, I CAN'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE.
  • 00:55:00.200 --> 00:55:03.000
  • HE KNEW THIS WAS A PERFECT ENVIRONMENT
  • 00:55:03.020 --> 00:55:05.040
  • FOR WHICH HE COULD SHINE BRIGHTLY FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.
  • 00:55:05.060 --> 00:55:09.040
  • - WOW, WOW, WELL, YOU KNOW, WE'RE SPEAKING AGAIN
  • 00:55:09.060 --> 00:55:13.200
  • ABOUT CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
  • 00:55:13.220 --> 00:55:15.160
  • WE'RE ALMOST OUT OF TIME.
  • 00:55:15.180 --> 00:55:17.090
  • GOD'S SEVEN SECRETS FOR SUCCESS AND SIGNIFICANCE
  • 00:55:17.110 --> 00:55:20.070
  • BY DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
  • 00:55:20.090 --> 00:55:22.160
  • WE DO WANT YOU TO GET YOUR OWN COPY.
  • 00:55:22.180 --> 00:55:24.120
  • DR. JEFFRESS, WE'RE ALMOST OUT OF TIME TODAY.
  • 00:55:24.140 --> 00:55:27.040
  • WE'VE COVERED A LOT OF GROUND.
  • 00:55:27.060 --> 00:55:30.010
  • WE'VE SPOKEN ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS.
  • 00:55:30.030 --> 00:55:32.030
  • THE THING THAT'S MOST SATISFYING TO ME
  • 00:55:32.050 --> 00:55:34.150
  • IS WHEN WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT BOLD PRAYERS.
  • 00:55:34.170 --> 00:55:37.010
  • - YES.
  • 00:55:37.030 --> 00:55:37.290
  • - AND ELIJAH WAS A MAN OF PRAYER.
  • 00:55:38.010 --> 00:55:40.040
  • I THINK WE WOULD DO A DISSERVICE IF WE DIDN'T END WITH
  • 00:55:40.060 --> 00:55:43.030
  • AN OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR FOLKS TO PRAY.
  • 00:55:43.050 --> 00:55:44.260
  • WOULD YOU LEAD THEM AND HELP THEM IN CHOOSING AN
  • 00:55:44.290 --> 00:55:48.070
  • EXTRAORDINARY LIFE, CHOOSING AND PUTTING JESUS FIRST.
  • 00:55:48.090 --> 00:55:50.270
  • - THE STARTING PLACE FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
  • 00:55:50.290 --> 00:55:53.070
  • IS A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:55:53.090 --> 00:55:56.000
  • IT ALL STARTS WITH HIM,
  • 00:55:56.020 --> 00:55:57.150
  • AND IF YOU'VE TUNED INTO THIS BROADCAST,
  • 00:55:57.170 --> 00:55:59.200
  • AND YOU DON'T HAVE THAT RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:55:59.220 --> 00:56:02.270
  • WOULD YOU JOIN ME IN THIS PRAYER RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:56:02.290 --> 00:56:06.180
  • DEAR GOD, THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME.
  • 00:56:06.200 --> 00:56:10.010
  • I KNOW THAT I'VE DISAPPOINTED YOU,
  • 00:56:10.030 --> 00:56:12.020
  • AND FAILED YOU IN SO MANY WAYS,
  • 00:56:12.040 --> 00:56:14.220
  • BUT I BELIEVE YOU SENT JESUS TO DIE FOR ME,
  • 00:56:14.240 --> 00:56:20.090
  • TO TAKE THE PUNISHMENT FOR MY SINS THAT I DESERVE TO TAKE.
  • 00:56:20.110 --> 00:56:26.180
  • RIGHT NOW I'M TRUSTING IN WHAT JESUS DID FOR ME
  • 00:56:26.200 --> 00:56:31.080
  • TO SAVE ME FROM MY SINS.
  • 00:56:31.100 --> 00:56:34.000
  • THANK YOU FOR FORGIVING ME,
  • 00:56:34.020 --> 00:56:36.150
  • AND HELP ME TO START LIVING MY LIFE FOR YOU.
  • 00:56:36.170 --> 00:56:41.090
  • IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.
  • 00:56:41.110 --> 00:56:47.120
  • - TBN FAMILY, THIS HAS BEEN SUCH A GREAT HOUR
  • 00:56:47.140 --> 00:56:51.010
  • WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
  • 00:56:51.030 --> 00:56:53.060
  • HE'S CHOSEN THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE, WE WANT YOU TO.
  • 00:56:53.080 --> 00:56:56.220
  • WE'RE GONNA BE BACK AGAIN SOON,
  • 00:56:56.240 --> 00:56:58.250
  • BUT UNTIL THEN CHOOSE AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE,
  • 00:56:58.270 --> 00:57:02.040
  • LIVE FOR JESUS, PRAY BOLD PRAYERS.
  • 00:57:02.060 --> 00:57:05.070
  • THANK YOU, JOIN US NEXT TIME, GOOD NIGHT, THANK YOU.
  • 00:57:05.090 --> 00:57:08.000
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