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Living A Surrendered Life

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November 1, 2020
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In Touch is the teaching ministry of Dr. Charles Stanley.

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Living A Surrendered Life

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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: If I
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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: If Ishould ask you: do you believe
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  • should ask you: do you believethe Bible?
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  • the Bible?"Oh yes."
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  • "Oh yes."How much of it do you believe?
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  • How much of it do you believe?"Genesis to Revelation."
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  • "Genesis to Revelation."If you really believe that,
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  • If you really believe that,surrender your life to Him,
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  • surrender your life to Him,give your whole self to Him.
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  • give your whole self to Him.Give Him the privilege of
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  • Give Him the privilege ofblessing you to the maximum of
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  • blessing you to the maximum ofyour potential, surrender
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  • - Dr. Stanley: Four decades
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  • - Dr. Stanley: Four decadesago, we started In Touch
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  • ago, we started In TouchMinistries to lead people
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  • Ministries to lead peopleworldwide into a growing
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  • worldwide into a growingrelationship with Jesus Christ.
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  • relationship with Jesus Christ.Throughout the years,
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  • Throughout the years,we've seen God's greatness,
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  • we've seen God's greatness,his love and his blessings
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  • his love and his blessingsin such awesome ways
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  • in such awesome waysthat we just want everyone
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  • that we just want everyoneto know him.
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  • to know him.So, let's open God's Word
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  • - male announcer: Next on
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  • - male announcer: Next on"In Touch," "Living a
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  • - Dr. Stanley: As best
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  • - Dr. Stanley: As bestyou know your heart, are you
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  • you know your heart, are youfully surrendered to Jesus
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  • fully surrendered to JesusChrist, who is not only your
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  • Christ, who is not only yourSavior, but your Lord?
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  • Savior, but your Lord?Can you say, "Yes, I'm
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  • Can you say, "Yes, I'msurrendered to the Lord"?
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  • surrendered to the Lord"?Or would you, like most people,
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  • Or would you, like most people,have to say, "Well now, back
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  • have to say, "Well now, backyonder, I can tell you when
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  • yonder, I can tell you whenI got saved"?
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  • I got saved"?Well, we're not talking about
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  • Well, we're not talking aboutsalvation.
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  • salvation.We're talking about living a
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  • We're talking about living asurrendered life, a life that's
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  • surrendered life, a life that'swilling to be honest and open,
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  • willing to be honest and open,willing to believe the Word of
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  • willing to believe the Word ofGod, willing to honestly and
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  • God, willing to honestly andtruly acknowledge that when
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  • truly acknowledge that whenJesus went to the cross, He took
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  • Jesus went to the cross, He tookall of our sin debt in full,
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  • all of our sin debt in full,willing to acknowledge that God
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  • willing to acknowledge that Godhas a will for all of our lives,
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  • has a will for all of our lives,and willing to acknowledge that
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  • and willing to acknowledge thatGod has the right to expect us
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  • God has the right to expect usto say, "I surrender."
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  • to say, "I surrender."You see, that phrase, I
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  • You see, that phrase, Isurrender, is demanding.
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  • surrender, is demanding.It requires something.
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  • It requires something.It's one thing to say it to
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  • It's one thing to say it tosomebody, but to say it to God,
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  • somebody, but to say it to God,I surrender, I surrender what?
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  • I surrender, I surrender what?I surrender myself, all that I
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  • I surrender myself, all that Iam, all that I have.
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  • am, all that I have.Lord, I surrender everything.
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  • Lord, I surrender everything.Listen carefully.
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  • Listen carefully.That's what He's listening for.
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  • That's what He's listening for.That's what He is expecting.
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  • That's what He is expecting.That's what He died for.
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  • That's what He died for.That's His perfect will for all
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  • That's His perfect will for allof us, to be able to say, "Lord,
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  • of us, to be able to say, "Lord,I surrender."
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  • I surrender."What do I surrender?
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  • What do I surrender?I don't just surrender this or
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  • I don't just surrender this orthat, that I have.
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  • that, that I have.I surrender my will to You.
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  • I surrender my will to You.I want You to have your will in
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  • I want You to have your will inmy life.
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  • my life.I yield everything.
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  • I yield everything.I don't have my grip on
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  • I don't have my grip onanything.
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  • anything.I want Your perfect will in my
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  • I want Your perfect will in mylife.
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  • life.Now, what we surrender wouldn't
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  • Now, what we surrender wouldn'tbe the same for all of us.
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  • be the same for all of us.Some people have to surrender
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  • Some people have to surrenderthis, some people have to
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  • this, some people have tosurrender that.
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  • surrender that.Only you know what is in your
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  • Only you know what is in yourlife that maybe God has been
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  • life that maybe God has beentalking to you about for a long
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  • talking to you about for a longtime, maybe a short period of
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  • time, maybe a short period oftime.
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  • time.But you know when you get down
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  • But you know when you get downto pray, this thing keeps
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  • to pray, this thing keepscropping up.
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  • cropping up.There's something you keep
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  • There's something you keepthinking about.
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  • thinking about.So, what do you do?
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  • So, what do you do?You tell God about it.
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  • You tell God about it.You ask Him to forgive you of
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  • You ask Him to forgive you ofyour sin and you move on your
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  • your sin and you move on yourway.
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  • way.You say, "Well, I know I'm
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  • You say, "Well, I know I'mforgiven."
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  • forgiven."Right.
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  • Right.And yet, two weeks later, two
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  • And yet, two weeks later, twomonths later, next day, you're
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  • months later, next day, you'restill dealing with it; whole
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  • still dealing with it; wholeissue, am I surrendered?
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  • issue, am I surrendered?Surrender is not easy.
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  • Surrender is not easy.It's the giving up of my right.
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  • It's the giving up of my right.It's the giving up of something.
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  • It's the giving up of something.It's the giving up of an
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  • It's the giving up of anattitude, some thing.
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  • attitude, some thing.It's giving up some opportunity.
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  • It's giving up some opportunity.But surrender is not easy.
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  • But surrender is not easy.And when Jesus, in those last
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  • And when Jesus, in those lasthours of His life, was seated
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  • hours of His life, was seatedwith His disciples around the
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  • with His disciples around thetable and we celebrate the
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  • table and we celebrate theLord's Supper and we talk about
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  • Lord's Supper and we talk aboutwhat a beautiful scene that was
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  • what a beautiful scene that wasand so forth.
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  • and so forth.But that wasn't such a beautiful
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  • But that wasn't such a beautifulscene.
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  • scene.Because listen to what the
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  • Because listen to what theScripture says, "And He came out
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  • Scripture says, "And He came outand proceeded as was His custom
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  • and proceeded as was His customto the Mount of Olives, and the
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  • to the Mount of Olives, and thedisciples also followed Him.
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  • disciples also followed Him.and when He arrived at the
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  • and when He arrived at theplace, He said to them, 'Pray
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  • place, He said to them, 'Praythat you may not enter into
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  • that you may not enter intotemptation.'
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  • temptation.'And He withdrew from them about
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  • And He withdrew from them abouta stone's throw, and He knelt
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  • a stone's throw, and He kneltdown and began to pray, saying,
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  • down and began to pray, saying,'Father, if You're willing,
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  • 'Father, if You're willing,remove this cup from Me, yet not
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  • remove this cup from Me, yet notMy will, but Yours be done.'"
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  • My will, but Yours be done.'"Jesus was dealing with this
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  • Jesus was dealing with thiswhole issue of the surrender of
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  • whole issue of the surrender ofHis will to the Father.
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  • His will to the Father.You say, "Well, He grew up
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  • You say, "Well, He grew upsurrendered to the Father.
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  • surrendered to the Father.He's always known."
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  • He's always known."At the most critical moments of
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  • At the most critical moments ofHis life, He's asking the
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  • His life, He's asking theFather, "If it's Your will."
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  • Father, "If it's Your will."And we know that it was the
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  • And we know that it was theFather's will for Him to be
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  • Father's will for Him to becrucified.
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  • crucified.And that's exactly what
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  • And that's exactly whathappened.
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  • happened.But He was willing to ask the
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  • But He was willing to ask theFather if it's possible for this
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  • Father if it's possible for thiscup to pass from Me, "Yet not My
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  • cup to pass from Me, "Yet not Mywill, but Your will be done."
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  • will, but Your will be done."When is the last time you ever
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  • When is the last time you eversaid to God, "Lord, I want Your
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  • said to God, "Lord, I want Yourwill; not my will, but Your
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  • will; not my will, but Yourwill.
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  • will.Whatever You want in my life's
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  • Whatever You want in my life'swhat I want.
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  • what I want.Whatever You want out of my
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  • Whatever You want out of mylife, I want it out of my life"?
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  • life, I want it out of my life"?But if, above everything else, I
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  • But if, above everything else, Iwant Your will to be done in my
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  • want Your will to be done in mylife.
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  • life.See, for a general, that means
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  • See, for a general, that meansdefeat.
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  • defeat.For a follower of Jesus, it
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  • For a follower of Jesus, itmeans absolute victory.
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  • means absolute victory.So, think about your own life
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  • So, think about your own lifefor a moment.
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  • for a moment.When's the last time in your
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  • When's the last time in yourprayer time, you've said, "Lord,
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  • prayer time, you've said, "Lord,full surrender."
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  • full surrender."It's one thing to say I believe
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  • It's one thing to say I believein Jesus.
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  • in Jesus.It's one thing to say my name is
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  • It's one thing to say my name iswritten in the Lamb's Book of
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  • written in the Lamb's Book ofLife.
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  • Life.It's one thing to say I believe
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  • It's one thing to say I believethe Word of God.
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  • the Word of God.It's one thing to say I'm
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  • It's one thing to say I'mtrying to live a Christian life.
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  • trying to live a Christian life.It's something else to say,
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  • It's something else to say,"Father, I surrender."
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  • "Father, I surrender."What is it that needs to be
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  • What is it that needs to besurrendered?
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  • surrendered?Many people trust the Lord Jesus
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  • Many people trust the Lord JesusChrist as their Savior, but He
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  • Christ as their Savior, but Henever has all of them.
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  • never has all of them.They never come to the place of
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  • They never come to the place ofsurrendering themselves to the
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  • surrendering themselves to theLord.
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  • Lord.Because you see, when you get
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  • Because you see, when you getsaved, it's a matter of
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  • saved, it's a matter offorgiveness of sin, and my
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  • forgiveness of sin, and myname's written in the Lamb's
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  • name's written in the Lamb'sBook of Life, and now I belong
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  • Book of Life, and now I belongto the Lord God.
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  • to the Lord God.What an awesome, wonderful
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  • What an awesome, wonderfulfeeling that is, but what about
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  • feeling that is, but what aboutthe other side of that?
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  • the other side of that?And here is Jesus speaking with
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  • And here is Jesus speaking withthe Father.
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  • the Father.He's committed to the Father,
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  • He's committed to the Father,but in these last moments before
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  • but in these last moments beforeHis crucifixion, what is He
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  • His crucifixion, what is Hesaying?
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  • saying?He's saying, "Not My will, but
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  • He's saying, "Not My will, butYour will be done."
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  • Your will be done."When is the last time you prayed
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  • When is the last time you prayedthat prayer?
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  • that prayer?Father, not my will, but Your
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  • Father, not my will, but Yourwill be done.
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  • will be done.Maybe He's brought something up
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  • Maybe He's brought something upinto your life that you have
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  • into your life that you havebeen clinging to, not
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  • been clinging to, notnecessarily hiding, but you've
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  • necessarily hiding, but you'vejust over there.
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  • just over there.You've never surrendered it to
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  • You've never surrendered it toGod.
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  • God.When is the last time you said,
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  • When is the last time you said,"Lord, open the door to the
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  • "Lord, open the door to theclosets of my life and let's see
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  • closets of my life and let's seeeverything that's there.
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  • everything that's there.And let's be sure when I close
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  • And let's be sure when I closethis door, the closet is empty,
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  • this door, the closet is empty,I'm fully surrendered."
  • 00:07:56.459 --> 00:07:57.159
  • I'm fully surrendered."So, I ask you this question.
  • 00:07:58.461 --> 00:07:59.996
  • So, I ask you this question.What is there in your life, as a
  • 00:08:02.598 --> 00:08:04.066
  • What is there in your life, as afollower of Jesus, you're still
  • 00:08:06.602 --> 00:08:09.338
  • follower of Jesus, you're stillclinging to?
  • 00:08:09.338 --> 00:08:10.039
  • clinging to?It may not, listen, it may not
  • 00:08:10.640 --> 00:08:12.775
  • It may not, listen, it may noteven be a sin, but it's not the
  • 00:08:12.775 --> 00:08:13.009
  • even be a sin, but it's not thewill of the Father for you.
  • 00:08:15.611 --> 00:08:16.579
  • will of the Father for you.It may not be something you've
  • 00:08:16.846 --> 00:08:19.749
  • It may not be something you'vedone, it's something that you're
  • 00:08:19.749 --> 00:08:19.849
  • done, it's something that you'reholding on to.
  • 00:08:22.251 --> 00:08:23.185
  • holding on to.So, you say, "Well, I'm not
  • 00:08:24.720 --> 00:08:25.621
  • So, you say, "Well, I'm notguilty of this and I'm not
  • 00:08:25.922 --> 00:08:27.924
  • guilty of this and I'm notguilty of that."
  • 00:08:27.924 --> 00:08:28.791
  • guilty of that."Is there something in your will
  • 00:08:29.258 --> 00:08:30.126
  • Is there something in your willthat you've never surrendered?
  • 00:08:32.161 --> 00:08:32.895
  • that you've never surrendered?Can you say, "As best I know my
  • 00:08:33.763 --> 00:08:35.364
  • Can you say, "As best I know myheart, I'm totally yielded to
  • 00:08:36.365 --> 00:08:37.400
  • heart, I'm totally yielded tothe Lord Jesus Christ as my
  • 00:08:37.800 --> 00:08:39.302
  • the Lord Jesus Christ as mySavior and my Lord.
  • 00:08:39.802 --> 00:08:40.736
  • Savior and my Lord.Whatever He wants is what I
  • 00:08:41.103 --> 00:08:41.771
  • Whatever He wants is what Iwant.
  • 00:08:42.338 --> 00:08:43.239
  • want.Whatever He wills is what I
  • 00:08:43.573 --> 00:08:44.273
  • Whatever He wills is what Iwill.
  • 00:08:44.273 --> 00:08:44.407
  • will.I yield my will to Him.
  • 00:08:46.309 --> 00:08:47.276
  • I yield my will to Him.I want Him to have all of me"?
  • 00:08:50.079 --> 00:08:50.913
  • I want Him to have all of me"?Most people would have to say,
  • 00:08:52.715 --> 00:08:53.583
  • Most people would have to say,"Lord, You can have all of me,
  • 00:08:55.551 --> 00:08:56.385
  • "Lord, You can have all of me,but I know this over--this, it's
  • 00:08:58.154 --> 00:08:59.488
  • but I know this over--this, it'sreally not that wrong, God.
  • 00:09:00.423 --> 00:09:02.858
  • really not that wrong, God.And nobody's perfect.
  • 00:09:03.159 --> 00:09:03.960
  • And nobody's perfect.So, I just want to thank You.
  • 00:09:04.327 --> 00:09:05.227
  • So, I just want to thank You.I yield myself to You, except
  • 00:09:08.397 --> 00:09:10.399
  • I yield myself to You, excepteverybody has some weakness in
  • 00:09:10.399 --> 00:09:10.399
  • everybody has some weakness inlife.
  • 00:09:11.233 --> 00:09:12.001
  • life.Lord, that's mine.
  • 00:09:12.368 --> 00:09:13.336
  • Lord, that's mine.Thank You, Father, for--thank
  • 00:09:13.803 --> 00:09:14.470
  • Thank You, Father, for--thankYou You understand."
  • 00:09:14.470 --> 00:09:14.637
  • You You understand."No-no-no-no-no-no.
  • 00:09:16.172 --> 00:09:17.306
  • No-no-no-no-no-no.That's not the way God operates.
  • 00:09:18.841 --> 00:09:19.775
  • That's not the way God operates.And the reason so many people
  • 00:09:20.343 --> 00:09:21.277
  • And the reason so many peopleare living hindered in their
  • 00:09:22.545 --> 00:09:23.412
  • are living hindered in theirChristian walk is simply because
  • 00:09:24.747 --> 00:09:25.948
  • Christian walk is simply becausethey've never yielded themselves
  • 00:09:27.650 --> 00:09:28.718
  • they've never yielded themselvestotally to Him.
  • 00:09:29.018 --> 00:09:30.086
  • totally to Him.You say, "Well, what do you mean
  • 00:09:30.086 --> 00:09:30.152
  • You say, "Well, what do you meanyield him yourself?"
  • 00:09:32.254 --> 00:09:33.022
  • yield him yourself?"I mean you come before the Lord,
  • 00:09:35.224 --> 00:09:36.092
  • I mean you come before the Lord,you open your heart to Him and
  • 00:09:37.126 --> 00:09:39.261
  • you open your heart to Him andyou say to Him, "Whatever is in
  • 00:09:39.261 --> 00:09:39.395
  • you say to Him, "Whatever is inmy life that does not please
  • 00:09:40.529 --> 00:09:40.830
  • my life that does not pleaseYou, not please me, please You,
  • 00:09:43.532 --> 00:09:44.700
  • You, not please me, please You,I want You to take it out.
  • 00:09:46.035 --> 00:09:46.802
  • I want You to take it out.I'm willing to confess, repent,
  • 00:09:48.838 --> 00:09:50.539
  • I'm willing to confess, repent,walk away, give it up, lay it
  • 00:09:50.640 --> 00:09:51.574
  • walk away, give it up, lay itdown.
  • 00:09:51.574 --> 00:09:52.708
  • down.I want to be totally yielded
  • 00:09:52.775 --> 00:09:53.776
  • I want to be totally yieldedto You."
  • 00:09:57.380 --> 00:09:57.747
  • to You."What is there in your life
  • 00:09:58.547 --> 00:10:00.683
  • What is there in your lifethat's keeping you from being
  • 00:10:00.683 --> 00:10:00.816
  • that's keeping you from beingable to say, "Yes, Lord!"
  • 00:10:03.519 --> 00:10:04.320
  • able to say, "Yes, Lord!"Everything, not most things, not
  • 00:10:05.888 --> 00:10:06.756
  • Everything, not most things, notsome things, everything.
  • 00:10:07.690 --> 00:10:08.391
  • some things, everything.Put Your finger on anything and
  • 00:10:09.392 --> 00:10:10.192
  • Put Your finger on anything andeverything You see in my life
  • 00:10:10.793 --> 00:10:11.460
  • everything You see in my lifethat doesn't fit Your perfect
  • 00:10:12.294 --> 00:10:13.229
  • that doesn't fit Your perfectwill, I surrender.
  • 00:10:16.966 --> 00:10:17.533
  • will, I surrender.I think about people who live
  • 00:10:18.467 --> 00:10:19.268
  • I think about people who livetheir whole lives never fully
  • 00:10:21.470 --> 00:10:22.371
  • their whole lives never fullysurrender themselves to the
  • 00:10:22.438 --> 00:10:24.707
  • surrender themselves to theLord.
  • 00:10:24.707 --> 00:10:25.174
  • Lord.Maybe you got saved early in
  • 00:10:25.941 --> 00:10:26.442
  • Maybe you got saved early inlife.
  • 00:10:27.109 --> 00:10:28.244
  • life.I was only twelve.
  • 00:10:28.844 --> 00:10:29.311
  • I was only twelve.I never heard the word surrender
  • 00:10:30.146 --> 00:10:30.246
  • I never heard the word surrenderwhen I was twelve years of age.
  • 00:10:34.316 --> 00:10:34.717
  • when I was twelve years of age.And so, I think about people who
  • 00:10:36.485 --> 00:10:36.952
  • And so, I think about people whoare saved early in life.
  • 00:10:38.754 --> 00:10:39.955
  • are saved early in life.They get baptized.
  • 00:10:40.523 --> 00:10:41.190
  • They get baptized.They go to church.
  • 00:10:41.190 --> 00:10:41.757
  • They go to church.They join the church.
  • 00:10:42.958 --> 00:10:43.426
  • They join the church.They do all the things that
  • 00:10:44.060 --> 00:10:45.394
  • They do all the things thatchurch members supposedly do.
  • 00:10:47.096 --> 00:10:47.563
  • church members supposedly do.They go to a church where the
  • 00:10:48.364 --> 00:10:48.998
  • They go to a church where thegospel is sort of preached, you
  • 00:10:49.899 --> 00:10:51.367
  • gospel is sort of preached, youknow, not really fully, but just
  • 00:10:53.035 --> 00:10:54.370
  • know, not really fully, but justsort of, so nobody gets upset.
  • 00:10:55.938 --> 00:10:56.372
  • sort of, so nobody gets upset.And so, they never hear, they
  • 00:10:58.641 --> 00:11:00.643
  • And so, they never hear, theynever hear, "Are you surrendered
  • 00:11:01.343 --> 00:11:03.079
  • never hear, "Are you surrenderedto Jesus Christ?"
  • 00:11:03.079 --> 00:11:03.612
  • to Jesus Christ?"We say, "Well, He's the Lord of
  • 00:11:04.714 --> 00:11:05.281
  • We say, "Well, He's the Lord ofmy life."
  • 00:11:05.548 --> 00:11:06.615
  • my life."Now, think about that.
  • 00:11:06.615 --> 00:11:07.149
  • Now, think about that.You can say, "Jesus is the Lord
  • 00:11:08.184 --> 00:11:08.517
  • You can say, "Jesus is the Lordof my life," and that can mean
  • 00:11:09.418 --> 00:11:09.819
  • of my life," and that can meandifferent things to different
  • 00:11:10.286 --> 00:11:10.653
  • different things to differentpeople.
  • 00:11:12.288 --> 00:11:12.722
  • people.He is the Lord and He is in my
  • 00:11:14.223 --> 00:11:14.356
  • He is the Lord and He is in mylife, but is He the Lord of my
  • 00:11:15.624 --> 00:11:15.791
  • life, but is He the Lord of mylife?
  • 00:11:16.892 --> 00:11:17.393
  • life?Am I fully surrendered, am I
  • 00:11:18.427 --> 00:11:20.963
  • Am I fully surrendered, am Iyielded to Him?
  • 00:11:20.963 --> 00:11:21.363
  • yielded to Him?When a general says, "I
  • 00:11:23.199 --> 00:11:23.666
  • When a general says, "Isurrender," what does He do?
  • 00:11:25.735 --> 00:11:26.168
  • surrender," what does He do?He gives up freedom, liberty and
  • 00:11:27.803 --> 00:11:28.304
  • He gives up freedom, liberty andall rights, everything.
  • 00:11:30.206 --> 00:11:30.740
  • all rights, everything.That's what Jesus was doing.
  • 00:11:32.174 --> 00:11:34.510
  • That's what Jesus was doing.He was making the final
  • 00:11:34.510 --> 00:11:34.543
  • He was making the finalsurrender of Himself to the
  • 00:11:36.812 --> 00:11:38.814
  • surrender of Himself to theFather and to the cross,
  • 00:11:38.814 --> 00:11:39.381
  • Father and to the cross,crucifixion and death.
  • 00:11:44.120 --> 00:11:44.386
  • crucifixion and death.It's easy for us to paint a
  • 00:11:45.621 --> 00:11:46.021
  • It's easy for us to paint apretty good picture of what the
  • 00:11:46.856 --> 00:11:47.556
  • pretty good picture of what theChristian life's all about.
  • 00:11:48.390 --> 00:11:49.458
  • Christian life's all about.We talk about answered prayer.
  • 00:11:50.493 --> 00:11:51.327
  • We talk about answered prayer.We talk about our name is
  • 00:11:51.494 --> 00:11:52.394
  • We talk about our name iswritten in the Lamb's Book of
  • 00:11:52.394 --> 00:11:52.595
  • written in the Lamb's Book ofLife.
  • 00:11:53.329 --> 00:11:54.230
  • Life.We talk about all of these
  • 00:11:54.230 --> 00:11:54.530
  • We talk about all of thesebeautiful songs.
  • 00:11:55.197 --> 00:11:56.065
  • beautiful songs.We talk about all of the
  • 00:11:56.098 --> 00:11:57.733
  • We talk about all of thepromises of God in the Bible.
  • 00:11:57.733 --> 00:11:57.767
  • promises of God in the Bible.We can go on and on and on.
  • 00:11:59.668 --> 00:11:59.969
  • We can go on and on and on.But what about surrender?
  • 00:12:03.739 --> 00:12:03.939
  • But what about surrender?Can I honestly say, "Lord Jesus,
  • 00:12:07.443 --> 00:12:10.312
  • Can I honestly say, "Lord Jesus,in my total life, I want full
  • 00:12:10.312 --> 00:12:10.479
  • in my total life, I want fullsurrender.
  • 00:12:13.449 --> 00:12:13.883
  • surrender.No grip of anything, full
  • 00:12:15.017 --> 00:12:15.017
  • No grip of anything, fullsurrender.
  • 00:12:16.585 --> 00:12:16.719
  • surrender.Send me where You want to
  • 00:12:17.586 --> 00:12:17.920
  • Send me where You want tosend me.
  • 00:12:18.154 --> 00:12:19.655
  • send me.Take what You want to take.
  • 00:12:19.688 --> 00:12:21.524
  • Take what You want to take.Send what You want to send.
  • 00:12:21.557 --> 00:12:23.959
  • Send what You want to send.Full surrender"?
  • 00:12:23.959 --> 00:12:27.563
  • Full surrender"?That's what Jesus was doing.
  • 00:12:27.563 --> 00:12:27.830
  • That's what Jesus was doing.In the shadow of the cross, He
  • 00:12:30.499 --> 00:12:30.866
  • In the shadow of the cross, Hewas saying to the Father,
  • 00:12:33.936 --> 00:12:34.503
  • was saying to the Father,"Whatever You want, not My will,
  • 00:12:37.173 --> 00:12:37.339
  • "Whatever You want, not My will,but Yours be done."
  • 00:12:38.741 --> 00:12:39.008
  • but Yours be done."When is the last time you
  • 00:12:41.043 --> 00:12:41.343
  • When is the last time youhonestly said personally to the
  • 00:12:43.078 --> 00:12:45.648
  • honestly said personally to theLord, "Father, in every area of
  • 00:12:46.849 --> 00:12:47.316
  • Lord, "Father, in every area ofmy life, I want Your will to
  • 00:12:48.384 --> 00:12:48.751
  • my life, I want Your will tobe done.
  • 00:12:49.084 --> 00:12:49.885
  • be done.Not my will, but Your will.
  • 00:12:51.287 --> 00:12:51.453
  • Not my will, but Your will.Whatever pleases You is what
  • 00:12:52.388 --> 00:12:52.588
  • Whatever pleases You is whatI want to--that's what I want,
  • 00:12:54.089 --> 00:12:55.457
  • I want to--that's what I want,Lord"?
  • 00:12:55.457 --> 00:12:55.558
  • Lord"?He wants you to trust Him
  • 00:12:57.092 --> 00:12:57.893
  • He wants you to trust Himabsolutely, fully with your
  • 00:12:59.295 --> 00:13:01.197
  • absolutely, fully with yourlife, believing that He will
  • 00:13:01.197 --> 00:13:01.397
  • life, believing that He willguide you, lead you, enable you
  • 00:13:03.532 --> 00:13:04.200
  • guide you, lead you, enable youto become the person God wants
  • 00:13:04.733 --> 00:13:05.034
  • to become the person God wantsyou to be.
  • 00:13:05.267 --> 00:13:05.968
  • you to be.And I think with so many people
  • 00:13:06.569 --> 00:13:07.102
  • And I think with so many peoplewho have talents and abilities
  • 00:13:08.103 --> 00:13:08.871
  • who have talents and abilitiesand skills that never give them
  • 00:13:09.638 --> 00:13:13.676
  • and skills that never give themto God.
  • 00:13:13.676 --> 00:13:13.776
  • to God.And I think about people who
  • 00:13:15.244 --> 00:13:16.812
  • And I think about people whohave reached, and I'm probably
  • 00:13:16.812 --> 00:13:17.179
  • have reached, and I'm probablythe oldest person here this
  • 00:13:18.214 --> 00:13:18.514
  • the oldest person here thismorning, but I think about
  • 00:13:19.715 --> 00:13:19.982
  • morning, but I think aboutpeople who have come a long ways
  • 00:13:23.853 --> 00:13:25.688
  • people who have come a long waysin their life.
  • 00:13:25.688 --> 00:13:26.021
  • in their life.They've been blessed in many
  • 00:13:26.722 --> 00:13:28.724
  • They've been blessed in manyways, but they've never said,
  • 00:13:29.959 --> 00:13:32.728
  • ways, but they've never said,"Lord, I fully surrender myself
  • 00:13:32.995 --> 00:13:36.832
  • "Lord, I fully surrender myselfto You, no strings attached.
  • 00:13:36.832 --> 00:13:37.466
  • to You, no strings attached.I'm not holding on to anything.
  • 00:13:38.300 --> 00:13:38.801
  • I'm not holding on to anything.I want what You want.
  • 00:13:39.668 --> 00:13:40.035
  • I want what You want.Take what You want to take.
  • 00:13:40.970 --> 00:13:41.237
  • Take what You want to take.Here's my life."
  • 00:13:44.874 --> 00:13:44.974
  • Here's my life."That's what discipleship's
  • 00:13:46.141 --> 00:13:47.943
  • That's what discipleship'sabout.
  • 00:13:47.943 --> 00:13:48.010
  • about.That's what Lordship is about.
  • 00:13:50.179 --> 00:13:50.479
  • That's what Lordship is about.If I should ask you, "Is Jesus
  • 00:13:51.347 --> 00:13:51.881
  • If I should ask you, "Is JesusLord of your life?"
  • 00:13:52.615 --> 00:13:53.682
  • Lord of your life?"the natural tendency would be to
  • 00:13:54.750 --> 00:13:54.884
  • the natural tendency would be tosay, "Yes."
  • 00:13:57.686 --> 00:13:57.920
  • say, "Yes."Well, if He's the Lord of your
  • 00:13:58.754 --> 00:13:59.388
  • Well, if He's the Lord of yourlife, that means He's in charge
  • 00:14:00.189 --> 00:14:00.656
  • life, that means He's in chargeof everything: our conversation,
  • 00:14:03.559 --> 00:14:04.793
  • of everything: our conversation,our character, our conduct, all
  • 00:14:06.228 --> 00:14:09.798
  • our character, our conduct, allsubmissive to Him.
  • 00:14:09.798 --> 00:14:10.666
  • submissive to Him.What would happen in your life
  • 00:14:11.467 --> 00:14:11.967
  • What would happen in your lifeif you absolutely, fully
  • 00:14:13.535 --> 00:14:15.037
  • if you absolutely, fullysurrendered yourself totally to
  • 00:14:15.037 --> 00:14:17.573
  • surrendered yourself totally toHim, no strings attached?
  • 00:14:18.607 --> 00:14:19.008
  • Him, no strings attached?Lord, here's my life.
  • 00:14:23.045 --> 00:14:23.312
  • Lord, here's my life.What would happen in your life?
  • 00:14:25.948 --> 00:14:26.215
  • What would happen in your life?What would happen to your prayer
  • 00:14:26.982 --> 00:14:27.383
  • What would happen to your prayerlife?
  • 00:14:29.218 --> 00:14:29.551
  • life?What would happen to your
  • 00:14:30.019 --> 00:14:31.954
  • What would happen to yourgiving?
  • 00:14:31.954 --> 00:14:32.254
  • giving?What would happen to your
  • 00:14:33.022 --> 00:14:33.289
  • What would happen to yourconversations with other people?
  • 00:14:36.025 --> 00:14:36.592
  • conversations with other people?What would happen to your heart
  • 00:14:38.560 --> 00:14:39.061
  • What would happen to your heartfor people, whether in your
  • 00:14:39.895 --> 00:14:40.262
  • for people, whether in yourfamily or you work with or
  • 00:14:41.230 --> 00:14:41.297
  • family or you work with orwhoever it might be, that you
  • 00:14:43.198 --> 00:14:43.732
  • whoever it might be, that youknow are not saved.
  • 00:14:45.634 --> 00:14:46.001
  • know are not saved.What would happen in your life
  • 00:14:49.038 --> 00:14:49.571
  • What would happen in your lifeif you fully surrendered
  • 00:14:50.105 --> 00:14:54.543
  • if you fully surrenderedyourself to Jesus Christ?
  • 00:14:54.543 --> 00:14:54.910
  • yourself to Jesus Christ?Fully surrendered, holding
  • 00:14:57.479 --> 00:14:57.613
  • Fully surrendered, holdingnothing back.
  • 00:14:59.415 --> 00:14:59.782
  • nothing back.I surrender everything, I yield
  • 00:15:01.317 --> 00:15:02.017
  • I surrender everything, I yieldeverything, Lord.
  • 00:15:04.453 --> 00:15:04.820
  • everything, Lord.In your mind, if you were to say
  • 00:15:06.455 --> 00:15:08.190
  • In your mind, if you were to saytoday, "Lord Jesus, yes, I
  • 00:15:10.626 --> 00:15:11.560
  • today, "Lord Jesus, yes, Isurrender everything in my life
  • 00:15:12.428 --> 00:15:16.365
  • surrender everything in my lifeto You," how do you think God
  • 00:15:16.765 --> 00:15:17.333
  • to You," how do you think Godwould respond?
  • 00:15:18.734 --> 00:15:19.068
  • would respond?He doesn't want what you own, He
  • 00:15:20.703 --> 00:15:20.903
  • He doesn't want what you own, Hewants you.
  • 00:15:22.972 --> 00:15:23.272
  • wants you.He wants the surrender of
  • 00:15:24.440 --> 00:15:25.040
  • He wants the surrender ofyourself.
  • 00:15:25.741 --> 00:15:27.009
  • yourself.God can handle, listen, He can
  • 00:15:27.977 --> 00:15:28.944
  • God can handle, listen, He cantake anything we have anytime He
  • 00:15:29.712 --> 00:15:29.979
  • take anything we have anytime Hegets ready.
  • 00:15:30.846 --> 00:15:31.280
  • gets ready.That's not the issue.
  • 00:15:31.780 --> 00:15:32.448
  • That's not the issue.The issue is does He have me?
  • 00:15:33.849 --> 00:15:34.216
  • The issue is does He have me?Does He have you?
  • 00:15:37.186 --> 00:15:37.453
  • Does He have you?What is it that you hold back
  • 00:15:38.721 --> 00:15:39.989
  • What is it that you hold backon?
  • 00:15:39.989 --> 00:15:40.456
  • on?What is it that's keeping you
  • 00:15:41.490 --> 00:15:43.525
  • What is it that's keeping youfrom being able to sing with all
  • 00:15:43.525 --> 00:15:43.659
  • from being able to sing with allyour heart?
  • 00:15:44.727 --> 00:15:46.328
  • your heart?All to Jesus I surrender, watch
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  • All to Jesus I surrender, watchthat, not some, some to Jesus I
  • 00:15:50.065 --> 00:15:50.299
  • that, not some, some to Jesus Isurrender.
  • 00:15:50.632 --> 00:15:50.933
  • surrender.No, all to Jesus I surrender,
  • 00:15:53.302 --> 00:15:53.969
  • No, all to Jesus I surrender,all to Him I freely give.
  • 00:15:59.441 --> 00:15:59.808
  • all to Him I freely give.Have you ever said that to Him
  • 00:16:00.609 --> 00:16:00.743
  • Have you ever said that to Himin prayer?
  • 00:16:01.610 --> 00:16:02.011
  • in prayer?I want You to have everything,
  • 00:16:02.578 --> 00:16:03.012
  • I want You to have everything,Lord.
  • 00:16:04.079 --> 00:16:04.446
  • Lord.Yield myself to You completely.
  • 00:16:09.084 --> 00:16:09.451
  • Yield myself to You completely.And Jesus had been seated around
  • 00:16:10.853 --> 00:16:11.153
  • And Jesus had been seated aroundthe table with His disciples,
  • 00:16:12.821 --> 00:16:13.322
  • the table with His disciples,and you remember when you read
  • 00:16:13.822 --> 00:16:15.624
  • and you remember when you readthese passages that the
  • 00:16:15.624 --> 00:16:15.657
  • these passages that thedisciples were thinking about
  • 00:16:16.859 --> 00:16:17.059
  • disciples were thinking aboutother things, and they were
  • 00:16:18.027 --> 00:16:18.027
  • other things, and they werearguing with each other about
  • 00:16:19.361 --> 00:16:20.896
  • arguing with each other aboutwho's the greatest among them,
  • 00:16:20.896 --> 00:16:21.430
  • who's the greatest among them,and here's Jesus facing the
  • 00:16:22.131 --> 00:16:24.733
  • and here's Jesus facing thecross.
  • 00:16:24.733 --> 00:16:25.000
  • cross.Can you imagine what God would
  • 00:16:26.402 --> 00:16:27.169
  • Can you imagine what God woulddo in your life if you said,
  • 00:16:27.870 --> 00:16:31.407
  • do in your life if you said,"Lord, I've been playing
  • 00:16:31.774 --> 00:16:32.741
  • "Lord, I've been playingChristian long enough.
  • 00:16:34.510 --> 00:16:37.046
  • Christian long enough.I've been touting that I'm
  • 00:16:37.046 --> 00:16:37.046
  • I've been touting that I'ma child of God long enough.
  • 00:16:38.480 --> 00:16:38.547
  • a child of God long enough.I want You to have everything.
  • 00:16:39.982 --> 00:16:40.416
  • I want You to have everything.Starting today, I want You to
  • 00:16:40.983 --> 00:16:41.583
  • Starting today, I want You tohave everything.
  • 00:16:42.351 --> 00:16:42.751
  • have everything.I surrender all that I am to
  • 00:16:43.619 --> 00:16:44.520
  • I surrender all that I am toYou"?
  • 00:16:44.520 --> 00:16:44.987
  • You"?Do you know why most people
  • 00:16:45.687 --> 00:16:46.188
  • Do you know why most peoplewon't do it?
  • 00:16:47.556 --> 00:16:47.923
  • won't do it?It's the devil's trick.
  • 00:16:48.457 --> 00:16:48.957
  • It's the devil's trick.But you know why they won't
  • 00:16:49.358 --> 00:16:50.893
  • But you know why they won'tdo it?
  • 00:16:50.893 --> 00:16:51.193
  • do it?They're afraid that God is going
  • 00:16:53.128 --> 00:16:54.763
  • They're afraid that God is goingto take something they want that
  • 00:16:56.198 --> 00:16:57.132
  • to take something they want thatthey're holding on to.
  • 00:16:57.699 --> 00:16:58.267
  • they're holding on to.And they'll say, "Well,
  • 00:16:58.467 --> 00:16:59.468
  • And they'll say, "Well,suppose," and I've had people
  • 00:16:59.468 --> 00:17:00.002
  • suppose," and I've had peopletell me, "Suppose God takes my
  • 00:17:00.502 --> 00:17:01.070
  • tell me, "Suppose God takes myson."
  • 00:17:01.770 --> 00:17:02.304
  • son."What kind of God do you think
  • 00:17:03.005 --> 00:17:03.272
  • What kind of God do you thinkHe is?
  • 00:17:03.739 --> 00:17:04.339
  • He is?Suppose He does this.
  • 00:17:05.240 --> 00:17:05.808
  • Suppose He does this.This idea of God that He's just
  • 00:17:07.709 --> 00:17:07.876
  • This idea of God that He's justwaiting to do something that's
  • 00:17:08.877 --> 00:17:09.978
  • waiting to do something that'shorrible and painful.
  • 00:17:10.412 --> 00:17:12.448
  • horrible and painful.That's not who God is.
  • 00:17:12.448 --> 00:17:12.848
  • That's not who God is.He just wants you to surrender
  • 00:17:14.049 --> 00:17:14.249
  • He just wants you to surrenderyourself to Him so He can bless
  • 00:17:15.451 --> 00:17:17.553
  • yourself to Him so He can blessyou, bless others through you,
  • 00:17:18.220 --> 00:17:18.954
  • you, bless others through you,and give you the opportunity of
  • 00:17:20.422 --> 00:17:20.722
  • and give you the opportunity ofenjoying a side of the Christian
  • 00:17:22.291 --> 00:17:22.458
  • enjoying a side of the Christianlife that most people will never
  • 00:17:24.460 --> 00:17:26.728
  • life that most people will neverenjoy.
  • 00:17:26.728 --> 00:17:26.862
  • enjoy.The Christian life is a way of
  • 00:17:30.566 --> 00:17:33.035
  • The Christian life is a way oflife led by the Lord Jesus
  • 00:17:33.368 --> 00:17:34.670
  • life led by the Lord JesusChrist who lives within us, who
  • 00:17:35.604 --> 00:17:39.908
  • Christ who lives within us, whohas the very, very best from
  • 00:17:39.975 --> 00:17:42.010
  • has the very, very best fromGod's point of view.
  • 00:17:42.010 --> 00:17:42.177
  • God's point of view.Does that mean no sickness, no
  • 00:17:43.745 --> 00:17:44.580
  • Does that mean no sickness, nosorrow, no heartache, no wants,
  • 00:17:45.414 --> 00:17:46.215
  • sorrow, no heartache, no wants,no needs?
  • 00:17:46.215 --> 00:17:46.348
  • no needs?That's not what that means
  • 00:17:47.349 --> 00:17:49.618
  • That's not what that meansat all.
  • 00:17:49.618 --> 00:17:49.618
  • at all.Because some of those things
  • 00:17:50.752 --> 00:17:50.886
  • Because some of those thingsthat we don't want in our life,
  • 00:17:52.187 --> 00:17:53.522
  • that we don't want in our life,God wants them in our life for
  • 00:17:54.089 --> 00:17:55.891
  • God wants them in our life forthe simple reason He knows
  • 00:17:55.891 --> 00:17:56.325
  • the simple reason He knowsthat's what it'll take to finish
  • 00:17:58.193 --> 00:17:59.228
  • that's what it'll take to finishoff, to sand out, to carve out
  • 00:18:01.597 --> 00:18:02.798
  • off, to sand out, to carve outof our life things that are
  • 00:18:02.798 --> 00:18:03.765
  • of our life things that arehindering us, keeping us from
  • 00:18:04.166 --> 00:18:05.267
  • hindering us, keeping us frombeing the person He wants us
  • 00:18:05.834 --> 00:18:07.769
  • being the person He wants usto be.
  • 00:18:07.803 --> 00:18:09.404
  • to be.And if I should ask you: do you
  • 00:18:09.404 --> 00:18:09.738
  • And if I should ask you: do youwant to be the person God wants
  • 00:18:10.572 --> 00:18:10.772
  • want to be the person God wantsyou to be?
  • 00:18:11.406 --> 00:18:11.807
  • you to be?Naturally, you'd say yes.
  • 00:18:13.842 --> 00:18:14.810
  • Naturally, you'd say yes.If I said, "Well now, here's the
  • 00:18:15.010 --> 00:18:16.979
  • If I said, "Well now, here's theprice."
  • 00:18:17.312 --> 00:18:18.247
  • price."More than likely you'd say,
  • 00:18:18.247 --> 00:18:18.447
  • More than likely you'd say,"Well, let me think about that
  • 00:18:19.381 --> 00:18:20.816
  • "Well, let me think about thatagain.
  • 00:18:21.250 --> 00:18:21.984
  • again.I'm not sure that's what I'm
  • 00:18:22.217 --> 00:18:24.953
  • I'm not sure that's what I'mwilling."
  • 00:18:25.220 --> 00:18:26.488
  • willing."The disciples were arguing about
  • 00:18:26.622 --> 00:18:28.991
  • The disciples were arguing aboutall kind of stuff around who's
  • 00:18:29.057 --> 00:18:30.225
  • all kind of stuff around who'sgoing to be the greatest among
  • 00:18:30.225 --> 00:18:30.792
  • going to be the greatest amongthem, and they discuss this and
  • 00:18:32.161 --> 00:18:33.862
  • them, and they discuss this anddiscuss that.
  • 00:18:33.862 --> 00:18:34.263
  • discuss that.And what Jesus was concerned
  • 00:18:36.064 --> 00:18:37.499
  • And what Jesus was concernedabout and thinking about this,
  • 00:18:38.400 --> 00:18:39.768
  • about and thinking about this,He said, "Father, if there's any
  • 00:18:40.302 --> 00:18:41.203
  • He said, "Father, if there's anyother way to do this, but not My
  • 00:18:43.205 --> 00:18:44.039
  • other way to do this, but not Mywill but Your will be done."
  • 00:18:46.742 --> 00:18:48.410
  • will but Your will be done."If you had to surrender yourself
  • 00:18:48.410 --> 00:18:48.544
  • If you had to surrender yourselfto the Lord Jesus Christ fully,
  • 00:18:50.846 --> 00:18:51.013
  • to the Lord Jesus Christ fully,completely, no strings attached,
  • 00:18:54.583 --> 00:18:56.118
  • completely, no strings attached,nothing withholding from Him,
  • 00:18:58.287 --> 00:18:58.787
  • nothing withholding from Him,what would that mean in your
  • 00:18:59.588 --> 00:19:01.423
  • what would that mean in yourlife?
  • 00:19:01.423 --> 00:19:01.690
  • life?What is it that you're holding
  • 00:19:02.724 --> 00:19:05.727
  • What is it that you're holdingon to you know in your life
  • 00:19:06.995 --> 00:19:08.964
  • on to you know in your lifealready that God doesn't want
  • 00:19:08.964 --> 00:19:09.298
  • already that God doesn't wantthere?
  • 00:19:12.434 --> 00:19:12.768
  • there?Is it somebody?
  • 00:19:15.938 --> 00:19:16.338
  • Is it somebody?Is it some thing?
  • 00:19:18.807 --> 00:19:19.174
  • Is it some thing?Is it a way of life?
  • 00:19:21.410 --> 00:19:21.810
  • Is it a way of life?Is it a habit in your life?
  • 00:19:23.779 --> 00:19:24.179
  • Is it a habit in your life?What is it that's keeping you
  • 00:19:25.047 --> 00:19:26.381
  • What is it that's keeping youfrom being fully, totally
  • 00:19:27.082 --> 00:19:29.017
  • from being fully, totallysurrendered to Jesus Christ as
  • 00:19:29.885 --> 00:19:30.652
  • surrendered to Jesus Christ asthe Lord of your life?
  • 00:19:32.921 --> 00:19:33.222
  • the Lord of your life?Because we do, we know this.
  • 00:19:35.023 --> 00:19:35.991
  • Because we do, we know this.He has the best plan.
  • 00:19:38.894 --> 00:19:38.961
  • He has the best plan.You can't improve on God's love.
  • 00:19:42.264 --> 00:19:46.668
  • You can't improve on God's love.Can't improve on eternal life.
  • 00:19:46.668 --> 00:19:47.035
  • Can't improve on eternal life.What will it take to bring you
  • 00:19:48.971 --> 00:19:49.438
  • What will it take to bring youto full surrender to Jesus and
  • 00:19:54.409 --> 00:19:54.876
  • to full surrender to Jesus anddiscover what He would do in
  • 00:19:58.280 --> 00:20:00.148
  • discover what He would do inyour life if you gave Him full
  • 00:20:01.416 --> 00:20:04.119
  • your life if you gave Him fullcharge?
  • 00:20:04.119 --> 00:20:04.152
  • charge?That's when life begins at its
  • 00:20:05.621 --> 00:20:07.623
  • That's when life begins at itsbest.
  • 00:20:07.623 --> 00:20:07.956
  • best.So, what will it take to get you
  • 00:20:10.993 --> 00:20:12.794
  • So, what will it take to get youthere?
  • 00:20:12.794 --> 00:20:13.228
  • there?What change would you have to
  • 00:20:14.529 --> 00:20:15.664
  • What change would you have tomake this morning if you said,
  • 00:20:18.667 --> 00:20:19.534
  • make this morning if you said,"Before I walk out of this
  • 00:20:19.768 --> 00:20:22.471
  • "Before I walk out of thisbuilding, I'm going to be fully
  • 00:20:22.571 --> 00:20:25.941
  • building, I'm going to be fullysurrendered to the Lord Jesus
  • 00:20:25.941 --> 00:20:26.241
  • surrendered to the Lord JesusChrist as my Savior"?
  • 00:20:29.611 --> 00:20:29.745
  • Christ as my Savior"?What would it take?
  • 00:20:33.382 --> 00:20:34.549
  • What would it take?What would happen in your life
  • 00:20:34.549 --> 00:20:34.916
  • What would happen in your lifeif you really and truly
  • 00:20:35.951 --> 00:20:37.753
  • if you really and trulysurrendered your whole being to
  • 00:20:38.053 --> 00:20:39.354
  • surrendered your whole being toHim and just said, "God,
  • 00:20:39.354 --> 00:20:39.921
  • Him and just said, "God,whatever You want is what I
  • 00:20:40.856 --> 00:20:41.790
  • whatever You want is what Iwant.
  • 00:20:41.790 --> 00:20:42.057
  • want.Whatever You will is what I
  • 00:20:43.125 --> 00:20:44.059
  • Whatever You will is what Iwill, and I'm listening, ready
  • 00:20:45.160 --> 00:20:45.460
  • will, and I'm listening, readyto be obedient"?
  • 00:20:46.461 --> 00:20:46.995
  • to be obedient"?What changes do you think He'd
  • 00:20:47.929 --> 00:20:48.397
  • What changes do you think He'dmake in your life?
  • 00:20:48.730 --> 00:20:49.164
  • make in your life?You may be surprised, He
  • 00:20:49.998 --> 00:20:50.499
  • You may be surprised, Hewouldn't make as many changes
  • 00:20:51.333 --> 00:20:54.236
  • wouldn't make as many changesas you think.
  • 00:20:54.236 --> 00:20:54.369
  • as you think.But I have to think about this.
  • 00:20:56.305 --> 00:20:56.471
  • But I have to think about this.I can either fully surrender my
  • 00:20:57.739 --> 00:20:58.006
  • I can either fully surrender mylife to Jesus or I can keep
  • 00:21:01.109 --> 00:21:03.111
  • life to Jesus or I can keepplaying this game that, "I'm
  • 00:21:03.111 --> 00:21:03.645
  • playing this game that, "I'mgoing to do the best I can,
  • 00:21:04.179 --> 00:21:05.213
  • going to do the best I can,Lord.
  • 00:21:05.213 --> 00:21:05.614
  • Lord.I'm doing the best I can.
  • 00:21:06.114 --> 00:21:06.415
  • I'm doing the best I can.Nobody's perfect.
  • 00:21:07.249 --> 00:21:07.516
  • Nobody's perfect.I know You fully understand,
  • 00:21:08.250 --> 00:21:08.784
  • I know You fully understand,God."
  • 00:21:08.784 --> 00:21:08.817
  • God."Yes, He does.
  • 00:21:10.819 --> 00:21:11.019
  • Yes, He does.He fully understands what you're
  • 00:21:12.120 --> 00:21:12.654
  • He fully understands what you'remissing, but He's not going to
  • 00:21:14.756 --> 00:21:15.190
  • missing, but He's not going toforce you into life at its best.
  • 00:21:19.928 --> 00:21:20.128
  • force you into life at its best.Life at its best is a life fully
  • 00:21:22.197 --> 00:21:24.366
  • Life at its best is a life fullysurrendered.
  • 00:21:24.366 --> 00:21:24.533
  • surrendered.Life at its best is a life that
  • 00:21:26.368 --> 00:21:26.501
  • Life at its best is a life thatdiscovers just how much God
  • 00:21:28.670 --> 00:21:29.204
  • discovers just how much Godtruly loves you.
  • 00:21:31.473 --> 00:21:31.506
  • truly loves you.He forgives us of our sin.
  • 00:21:34.343 --> 00:21:34.576
  • He forgives us of our sin.He writes our name in the Lamb's
  • 00:21:35.877 --> 00:21:35.877
  • He writes our name in the Lamb'sBook of Life, never be erased.
  • 00:21:40.449 --> 00:21:40.449
  • Book of Life, never be erased.He's fixed it so that whenever
  • 00:21:41.717 --> 00:21:42.351
  • He's fixed it so that wheneverwe die, we're going to heaven.
  • 00:21:45.487 --> 00:21:45.620
  • we die, we're going to heaven.And He's also made it possible
  • 00:21:47.522 --> 00:21:47.856
  • And He's also made it possiblefor us to live this life here
  • 00:21:49.558 --> 00:21:50.659
  • for us to live this life herewith difficulty, hardships,
  • 00:21:51.059 --> 00:21:52.094
  • with difficulty, hardships,troubles, and trials?
  • 00:21:52.094 --> 00:21:52.260
  • troubles, and trials?Yes.
  • 00:21:54.029 --> 00:21:56.531
  • Yes.But anchored to eternal life.
  • 00:21:57.065 --> 00:21:59.301
  • But anchored to eternal life.Anchored to the God who is in
  • 00:21:59.334 --> 00:22:01.636
  • Anchored to the God who is incontrol of all things and who
  • 00:22:01.636 --> 00:22:01.870
  • control of all things and whowill get us to heaven one of
  • 00:22:02.771 --> 00:22:05.440
  • will get us to heaven one ofthese days.
  • 00:22:05.440 --> 00:22:05.674
  • these days.Now, listen carefully.
  • 00:22:06.575 --> 00:22:07.309
  • Now, listen carefully.If you don't have Jesus, what do
  • 00:22:10.379 --> 00:22:14.082
  • If you don't have Jesus, what doyou have that gives you any
  • 00:22:14.816 --> 00:22:17.886
  • you have that gives you anyassurance about anything today,
  • 00:22:17.886 --> 00:22:17.986
  • assurance about anything today,tomorrow, next year, until
  • 00:22:19.788 --> 00:22:20.155
  • tomorrow, next year, untildeath?
  • 00:22:20.722 --> 00:22:21.189
  • death?If you don't have Jesus, what do
  • 00:22:22.557 --> 00:22:22.758
  • If you don't have Jesus, what doyou have?
  • 00:22:25.160 --> 00:22:25.360
  • you have?If I should ask you: do you
  • 00:22:26.228 --> 00:22:26.561
  • If I should ask you: do youbelieve the Bible?
  • 00:22:26.928 --> 00:22:27.129
  • believe the Bible?"Oh yes."
  • 00:22:28.063 --> 00:22:28.330
  • "Oh yes."How much of it do you believe?
  • 00:22:29.131 --> 00:22:29.231
  • How much of it do you believe?"Genesis to Revelation."
  • 00:22:31.933 --> 00:22:32.167
  • "Genesis to Revelation."If you really believe that,
  • 00:22:34.202 --> 00:22:35.203
  • If you really believe that,surrender your life to Him, give
  • 00:22:37.239 --> 00:22:38.373
  • surrender your life to Him, giveyour whole self to Him.
  • 00:22:38.540 --> 00:22:39.207
  • your whole self to Him.Give Him the privilege of
  • 00:22:41.343 --> 00:22:42.411
  • Give Him the privilege ofblessing you to the maximum of
  • 00:22:43.812 --> 00:22:45.046
  • blessing you to the maximum ofyour potential, surrender to
  • 00:22:45.514 --> 00:22:48.417
  • your potential, surrender toGod.
  • 00:22:48.417 --> 00:22:48.550
  • God.When you breathe your last
  • 00:22:49.718 --> 00:22:52.654
  • When you breathe your lastbreath, what matters?
  • 00:22:53.989 --> 00:22:54.222
  • breath, what matters?Only one thing, your
  • 00:22:55.991 --> 00:22:57.559
  • Only one thing, yourrelationship to God through His
  • 00:22:58.794 --> 00:22:59.227
  • relationship to God through HisSon, Jesus Christ, you
  • 00:23:00.796 --> 00:23:01.463
  • So, nobody can answer that
  • 00:23:09.871 --> 00:23:12.641
  • So, nobody can answer thatquestion for you but you.
  • 00:23:12.641 --> 00:23:12.974
  • question for you but you.But I pray in Jesus's name that
  • 00:23:16.278 --> 00:23:16.545
  • But I pray in Jesus's name thatyou will be honest enough with
  • 00:23:19.047 --> 00:23:19.948
  • you will be honest enough withyourself when you get home,
  • 00:23:20.549 --> 00:23:21.116
  • yourself when you get home,whatever it might be, to say to
  • 00:23:22.818 --> 00:23:26.254
  • whatever it might be, to say toHim, "Lord, maybe I don't
  • 00:23:26.488 --> 00:23:29.724
  • Him, "Lord, maybe I don'tunderstand it all, but I'm
  • 00:23:30.292 --> 00:23:33.395
  • understand it all, but I'msurrendering everything to You,
  • 00:23:33.395 --> 00:23:34.062
  • surrendering everything to You,everything."
  • 00:23:34.129 --> 00:23:35.864
  • everything."And so, I hear this, "But
  • 00:23:35.864 --> 00:23:36.765
  • And so, I hear this, "Butsuppose God does this and--"
  • 00:23:37.365 --> 00:23:37.999
  • suppose God does this and--"No, no, no, no, no.
  • 00:23:39.568 --> 00:23:39.768
  • No, no, no, no, no.May I inform you that God's
  • 00:23:40.969 --> 00:23:41.303
  • May I inform you that God'strustworthy?
  • 00:23:43.338 --> 00:23:43.505
  • trustworthy?He's trustworthy.
  • 00:23:44.773 --> 00:23:44.940
  • He's trustworthy.You can trust Him.
  • 00:23:46.141 --> 00:23:46.374
  • You can trust Him.He's not going to pull any
  • 00:23:47.142 --> 00:23:48.276
  • He's not going to pull anytricks.
  • 00:23:48.276 --> 00:23:49.444
  • tricks.He's not going to deny you
  • 00:23:49.511 --> 00:23:50.879
  • He's not going to deny youanything He's promised.
  • 00:23:50.879 --> 00:23:51.179
  • anything He's promised.He's going to do exactly what He
  • 00:23:52.447 --> 00:23:54.449
  • He's going to do exactly what Hesaid.
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  • said.And for all of us who are
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  • And for all of us who arebelievers and children of God,
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  • believers and children of God,He says, "Absent from the body,"
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  • He says, "Absent from the body,"what?
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  • what?"Present with the Lord."
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  • "Present with the Lord."Safest place to be is
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  • Safest place to be issurrendered to Him.
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  • surrendered to Him.And I trust that you'll think
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  • And I trust that you'll thinkseriously about it.
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  • seriously about it.Can you honestly say, "Fully
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  • Can you honestly say, "Fullysurrendered."
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  • surrendered."You may have to say it today,
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  • You may have to say it today,tomorrow, and the next day and
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  • tomorrow, and the next day andthe next week, the next month,
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  • the next week, the next month,next year.
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  • next year.Because we don't always stay
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  • Because we don't always stayfully surrendered.
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  • fully surrendered.But have you ever come to the
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  • But have you ever come to theplace where you've said in your
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  • place where you've said in yourlife, "Fully surrendered."
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  • life, "Fully surrendered."Amen?
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  • Amen?Father, we thank You for loving
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  • Father, we thank You for lovingus.
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  • us.We thank You for being patient
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  • We thank You for being patientwith us.
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  • with us.We thank You for Your
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  • We thank You for Yourforgiveness.
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  • forgiveness.We thank You that You wrote our
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  • We thank You that You wrote ourname in the Lamb's Book of Life.
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  • name in the Lamb's Book of Life.Thank You for the assurance of
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  • Thank You for the assurance ofheaven.
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  • heaven.But right now, Lord, we want You
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  • But right now, Lord, we want Youto work in our hearts, so when
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  • to work in our hearts, so whenwe think about every aspect of
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  • we think about every aspect ofour life, we can honestly say to
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  • our life, we can honestly say toYou, "Oh Jesus, I want to be
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  • You, "Oh Jesus, I want to befully surrendered."
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  • fully surrendered."We want to be able to not just
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  • We want to be able to not justsing it, but to testify of it.
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  • sing it, but to testify of it.All to Jesus I surrender, all to
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  • All to Jesus I surrender, all toHim I freely give.
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  • Him I freely give.I will ever love and trust Him,
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  • I will ever love and trust Him,and in His presence daily live.
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  • and in His presence daily live.Make that our prayer, Father.
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  • - announcer: If you've been
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  • - announcer: If you've beenblessed by today's program,
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  • - female announcer: Looking for
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  • - female announcer: Looking forsomething meaningful to give
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  • something meaningful to giveyour loved ones this Christmas?
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  • your loved ones this Christmas?Like your nephew, who is
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  • Like your nephew, who isgraduating and trying to figure
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  • graduating and trying to figureout his next steps?
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  • out his next steps?How about your daughter, who
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  • How about your daughter, wholoves to journal during her
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  • loves to journal during hermorning devotions?
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  • morning devotions?Or your neighbor whose family is
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  • Or your neighbor whose family isin need of biblical wisdom?
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  • in need of biblical wisdom?And you can't forget about
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  • And you can't forget aboutthe little ones.
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  • the little ones.The In Touch Christmas catalog
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  • The In Touch Christmas catalogis a collection of biblical
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  • is a collection of biblicalresources that will make an
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  • resources that will make aneternal difference in the lives
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  • eternal difference in the livesof your friends and loved ones.
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  • of your friends and loved ones.Give the gifts that bless this
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  • - all: Wow.
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  • - all: Wow.- male: Wow, wow.
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  • - male: Wow, wow.- male: Surprise.
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  • - male: Surprise.- female: Thank you, guys.
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  • - female: Thank you, guys.- female: The flowers are
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  • - female: The flowers arebeautiful.
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  • beautiful.- female: Yes, looking forward
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  • - female: Yes, looking forwardto it.
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  • to it.- female announcer: Even though
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  • - female announcer: Even thoughlife might take turns you
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  • - male: Hey, Briscoe, let's go.
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  • - male: Hey, Briscoe, let's go.- announcer: God created you
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  • - announcer: God created youwith a plan to fulfill an
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  • You may not realize how
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  • You may not realize howprofoundly God desires to
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  • profoundly God desires towork in you and impact others
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  • Just imagine what your life
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  • Just imagine what your lifemight look like a year from now
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  • might look like a year from nowafter connecting daily with your
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  • after connecting daily with yourheavenly Father.
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  • heavenly Father."God's Purpose for Your Life,"
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  • "God's Purpose for Your Life,"a new year-long devotional
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  • - announcer: "In Touch,"
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  • leading people worldwide into
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  • a growing relationship with
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  • Jesus Christ and strengthening
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  • the local church.
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  • This program is sponsored by
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  • In Touch Ministries and is made
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  • possible by the grace of God and
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