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The Seven Habits of a Godly Life

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December 27, 2020
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In Touch is the teaching ministry of Dr. Charles Stanley.

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  • - female: So, I want one of
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  • - female: So, I want one ofthose chocolates, oh you
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  • those chocolates, oh youhaven't even tried your
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  • haven't even tried yourchocolate yet.
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  • chocolate yet.How's the popcorn?
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  • How's the popcorn?Did you like that?
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  • Did you like that?And the cheesecake, good?
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  • And the cheesecake, good?Oh!
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  • Oh!- all: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5,
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  • - all: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5,4, 3, 2, 1.
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  • 4, 3, 2, 1.Happy New Year!
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  • Happy New Year!- boy: No more school!
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  • - boy: No more school!- male: Uh, not really.
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  • - male: Uh, not really.We're going to do school at
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  • We're going to do school athome, for like, two weeks.
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  • home, for like, two weeks.We're gonna do like virtual
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  • We're gonna do like virtuallearning, from here.
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  • learning, from here.We'll setup your computer.
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  • We'll setup your computer.- female: Hey Briana,
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  • - female: Hey Briana,how are you?
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  • how are you?- girl: I'm good Grandma,
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  • - girl: I'm good Grandma,how are you?
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  • how are you?- female: I'm doing great,
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  • - female: I'm doing great,it's so good to see you.
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  • it's so good to see you.- girl: I miss you.
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  • - girl: I miss you.- female: I miss you too.
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  • - female: I miss you too.- male: Right there.
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  • - male: Right there.- female: Yep, that's gonna
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  • - female: Yep, that's gonnado it.
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  • do it.- male: I think so.
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  • - male: I think so.- Dr. Charles Stanley: And
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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: Andlifts us up and there's
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  • lifts us up and there'sa rejoicing--
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  • a rejoicing--- female: Yeah, that's looks
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  • - female: Yeah, that's looksgood there.
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  • good there.Yeah, I like it.
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  • Yeah, I like it.- male: Dust it off a little
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  • - male: Dust it off a littlebit, yeah.
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  • bit, yeah.- female: Yeah.
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  • - female: Yeah.- male: Yeah there you go.
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  • - male: Yeah there you go.Let's get to work.
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  • Let's get to work.- female: Perfect, yes.
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  • - female: Perfect, yes.Good job.
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  • Good job.- male: You too.
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  • - male: You too.- Dr. Stanley: In the midst
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  • - Dr. Stanley: In the midstof your storm he's coming to
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  • of your storm he's coming toyour rescue.
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  • your rescue.In fact, he's there today, he's
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  • In fact, he's there today, he'sright here in this program,
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  • right here in this program,saying to you, "Don't give up,
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  • saying to you, "Don't give up,don't quit.
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  • don't quit.Trust the Lord Jesus Christ--"
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  • Trust the Lord Jesus Christ--"- female: We're going to get
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  • - female: We're going to getthrough this.
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  • through this.We will.
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  • We will.- male: Alright, so it's just
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  • - male: Alright, so it's justthis simple, three orange cards,
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  • this simple, three orange cards,right?
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  • right?That means I can take three
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  • That means I can take threeorange spaces, that's it.
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  • orange spaces, that's it.Right?
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  • Right?So you just--
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  • So you just--- girl: I don't, I don't like
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  • - girl: I don't, I don't likethis.
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  • this.- boy: This game makes
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  • - boy: This game makesno sense, Dad.
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  • no sense, Dad.- female: Oh, my goodness.
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  • - female: Oh, my goodness.- male: You don't like it,
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  • - male: You don't like it,you never played it.
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  • you never played it.- Dr. Stanley: Speaking
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  • - Dr. Stanley: Speakingof Jesus, in whom we have
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  • of Jesus, in whom we haveredemption, the forgiveness
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  • redemption, the forgivenessof our sins.
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  • of our sins.This is what was happening.
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  • This is what was happening.He is, watch this now, he is the
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  • He is, watch this now, he is theimage of the invisible God,
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  • image of the invisible God,the first born of all creation.
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  • the first born of all creation.For by him, all things were
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  • For by him, all things werecreated.
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  • created.Both in the heavens and on
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  • Both in the heavens and onearth, visible and invisible.
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  • earth, visible and invisible.Whether thrones or dominions
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  • Whether thrones or dominionsor rulers or authorities,
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  • or rulers or authorities,all things have been created
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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: Intimate
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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: Intimaterelationship with God is you and
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  • relationship with God is you andHe talk together.
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  • He talk together.He listens to you, you listen
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  • He listens to you, you listento Him.
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  • to Him.You obey Him, He guides you.
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  • You obey Him, He guides you.There's an awesome sense of
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  • There's an awesome sense ofintimacy in a life that trusts
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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," "The Seven Habits
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  • - Dr. Stanley: Well, the title
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  • - Dr. Stanley: Well, the titleof this message is "The Seven
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  • of this message is "The SevenHabits of a Godly Life."
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  • Habits of a Godly Life."You should get every one of them
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  • You should get every one of themdown.
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  • down.Now, ask yourself the question,
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  • Now, ask yourself the question,Are you a godly person?
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  • Are you a godly person?So, first of all, I want to
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  • So, first of all, I want todefine a couple of things; and,
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  • define a couple of things; and,first of all, I want to define
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  • first of all, I want to definewhat a habit is.
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  • what a habit is.And a habit is a recurring,
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  • And a habit is a recurring,often unconscious pattern of
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  • often unconscious pattern ofbehavior that is acquired
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  • behavior that is acquiredthrough frequent repetition.
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  • through frequent repetition.That's what a habit is,
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  • That's what a habit is,something we do over and over
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  • something we do over and overand over again.
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  • and over again.The second definition is simply
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  • The second definition is simplythis.
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  • this.What is a godly life?
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  • What is a godly life?So, what's godly?
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  • So, what's godly?It's a life no longer seeking
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  • It's a life no longer seekingsatisfaction through a sinful
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  • satisfaction through a sinfullifestyle, but is now
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  • lifestyle, but is nowsurrendered to God and His will
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  • surrendered to God and His willfor your life.
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  • for your life.In other words, we would call
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  • In other words, we would callthat a sanctified life, not
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  • that a sanctified life, notperfect; doesn't mean you never
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  • perfect; doesn't mean you neversin, but it means that your life
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  • sin, but it means that your lifeis fully surrendered to Him.
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  • is fully surrendered to Him.So, I want to give you seven
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  • So, I want to give you sevenhabits that every single
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  • habits that every singlebeliever ought to make as a part
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  • believer ought to make as a partof their life and the first one
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  • of their life and the first oneis this.
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  • is this.The habit, first habit, is
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  • The habit, first habit, isa life of prayer.
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  • a life of prayer.And you'll recall one of my
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  • And you'll recall one of myfavorite passages, very simple,
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  • favorite passages, very simple,in Mark, that first chapter when
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  • in Mark, that first chapter whenthe disciples, they never quite
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  • the disciples, they never quitegot a hold of this.
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  • got a hold of this.But the Scripture says in
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  • But the Scripture says inchapter one of Mark verse 35,
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  • chapter one of Mark verse 35,"In the early morning, while it
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  • "In the early morning, while itwas still dark, Jesus got up,
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  • was still dark, Jesus got up,left the house, and went away to
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  • left the house, and went away toa secluded place, and was
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  • a secluded place, and waspraying there."
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  • praying there."Simon and his companions
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  • Simon and his companionssearched for Him; "They found
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  • searched for Him; "They foundHim, and said to Him, 'Everybody
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  • Him, and said to Him, 'Everybodyis looking for You.'"
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  • is looking for You.'"And so, that's sort of typical
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  • And so, that's sort of typicalabout the way people operate
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  • about the way people operatesometimes.
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  • sometimes.Jesus is doing the most
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  • Jesus is doing the mostimportant thing in life and they
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  • important thing in life and theydon't quite get that.
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  • don't quite get that.And then again, for example, in
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  • And then again, for example, inthe fourth chapter of Luke, and
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  • the fourth chapter of Luke, andthe forty-second verse, "When
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  • the forty-second verse, "Whenday came, Jesus left and went to
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  • day came, Jesus left and went toa secluded place; and the crowds
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  • a secluded place; and the crowdswere searching for Him, and came
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  • were searching for Him, and cameto Him and tried to keep Him
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  • to Him and tried to keep Himfrom going away from them.
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  • from going away from them.And He said to them, 'I must
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  • And He said to them, 'I mustpreach the--'"
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  • preach the--'"Gospel and so forth.
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  • Gospel and so forth.So, when I look at these verses,
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  • So, when I look at these verses,and think about it, the truth is
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  • and think about it, the truth isyou can't live a godly life
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  • you can't live a godly lifeunless you have a prayer life.
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  • unless you have a prayer life.You're not, you can't.
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  • You're not, you can't.You live in a world, we all live
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  • You live in a world, we all livein a world of temptation and
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  • in a world of temptation andtrials and heartaches and
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  • trials and heartaches andburdens and sin.
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  • burdens and sin.And everywhere you turn there
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  • And everywhere you turn thereit is.
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  • it is.You cannot live a godly life,
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  • You cannot live a godly life,I didn't say a life without any
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  • I didn't say a life without anysin, but a godly life, and we
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  • sin, but a godly life, and wedefined what that meant.
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  • defined what that meant.You can't live a godly life
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  • You can't live a godly lifeunless you have a good prayer
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  • unless you have a good prayerlife; because the prayer life
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  • life; because the prayer lifekeeps you connected to Almighty
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  • keeps you connected to AlmightyGod, sensitive to His will and
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  • God, sensitive to His will andHis purpose and His plan for
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  • His purpose and His plan foryour life.
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  • your life.You don't pray, you won't live
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  • You don't pray, you won't livea godly life.
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  • a godly life.You've got to have a life of
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  • You've got to have a life ofprayer.
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  • prayer.Secondly, the second habit is
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  • Secondly, the second habit istrust or faith, whichever word
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  • trust or faith, whichever wordsuits you best.
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  • suits you best.And I love that hundred and
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  • And I love that hundred andthird Psalm and the nineteenth
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  • third Psalm and the nineteenthverse.
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  • verse.And the Bible says, "The Lord
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  • And the Bible says, "The Lordhas established His throne in
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  • has established His throne inthe heavens, and His sovereignty
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  • the heavens, and His sovereigntyrules over all."
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  • rules over all."So, if you'll think about what
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  • So, if you'll think about whatthat verse says; if God Almighty
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  • that verse says; if God Almightyhas established His throne in
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  • has established His throne inthe heavens, and watch this, His
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  • the heavens, and watch this, Hissovereignty, that is His
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  • sovereignty, that is Hisall-knowing supernatural, divine
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  • all-knowing supernatural, divinepower rules over everything,
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  • power rules over everything,then what does that do?
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  • then what does that do?That gives me an awesome
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  • That gives me an awesomefoundation to believe Him.
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  • foundation to believe Him.Knowing that He's in charge, it
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  • Knowing that He's in charge, itdoesn't make any difference what
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  • doesn't make any difference whathappens, how it happens, through
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  • happens, how it happens, throughwhom it happens, for whatever
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  • whom it happens, for whateverreason, I know that God is in
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  • reason, I know that God is incontrol and I can trust Him for
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  • control and I can trust Him forwhatever He allows in life.
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  • whatever He allows in life.And I think that's why that
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  • And I think that's why thatverse is so important, is
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  • verse is so important, isbecause if you don't trust Him,
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  • because if you don't trust Him,if you don't trust Him, you're
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  • if you don't trust Him, you'renot going to pray.
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  • not going to pray.And you have to ask yourself the
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  • And you have to ask yourself thequestion, well, where is trust
  • 00:07:19.454 --> 00:07:19.988
  • question, well, where is trustin your own spiritual life?
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  • in your own spiritual life?"Trust in the Lord with all your
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  • "Trust in the Lord with all yourheart; lean not to your own
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  • heart; lean not to your ownunderstanding.
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  • understanding.In all your ways acknowledge Him
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  • In all your ways acknowledge Himand He will direct your path."
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  • and He will direct your path."And I quote that verse to you
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  • And I quote that verse to youvery often because it is a basic
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  • very often because it is a basicverse.
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  • verse.And, when you and I are trusting
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  • And, when you and I are trustingHim, what happens?
  • 00:07:37.439 --> 00:07:37.906
  • Him, what happens?It builds intimacy with Him.
  • 00:07:39.941 --> 00:07:41.476
  • It builds intimacy with Him.And intimacy means that I have
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  • And intimacy means that I havea relationship with Him.
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  • a relationship with Him.I don't have to introduce myself
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  • I don't have to introduce myselfto Him.
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  • to Him.And intimate relationship with
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  • And intimate relationship witha person means that you are
  • 00:07:52.220 --> 00:07:53.388
  • a person means that you areclose, not only to their heart
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  • close, not only to their heartbut their thinking.
  • 00:07:55.056 --> 00:07:55.156
  • but their thinking.The way they think, the way they
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  • The way they think, the way theyfeel, an intimate relationship
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  • feel, an intimate relationshipis what every husband and wife
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  • is what every husband and wifeought to have all the days
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  • ought to have all the daysof their life.
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  • of their life.Intimate relationship with God
  • 00:08:04.499 --> 00:08:04.900
  • Intimate relationship with Godis you and He talk together.
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  • is you and He talk together.He listens to you, you listen
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  • He listens to you, you listento Him.
  • 00:08:10.438 --> 00:08:10.539
  • to Him.You obey Him, He guides you.
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  • You obey Him, He guides you.There's an awesome sense
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  • There's an awesome senseof intimacy in a life that
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  • of intimacy in a life thattrusts God.
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  • trusts God.And if you want to know whether
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  • And if you want to know whetheryou're a trusting person or not,
  • 00:08:20.582 --> 00:08:21.416
  • you're a trusting person or not,ask yourself this question:
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  • ask yourself this question:What am I worried about?
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  • What am I worried about?If you can look around and say,
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  • If you can look around and say,I'm not worried about anything,
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  • I'm not worried about anything,because you're trusting Him.
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  • because you're trusting Him.Whatever you're worried about is
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  • Whatever you're worried about isGod's long, awesome finger
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  • God's long, awesome fingersaying,"You're not trusting Me
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  • saying,"You're not trusting Meat this area of your life."
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  • at this area of your life."A godly life is a life of trust.
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  • A godly life is a life of trust.Third, third habit in this
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  • Third, third habit in thisawesome life is the habit of
  • 00:08:48.009 --> 00:08:48.343
  • awesome life is the habit ofmeditation in the Word of God.
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  • meditation in the Word of God.Now, I don't know how you
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  • Now, I don't know how youdescribe how important this is,
  • 00:08:55.183 --> 00:08:57.519
  • describe how important this is,but the Scriptures are there and
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  • but the Scriptures are there andI want us to look at it for just
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  • I want us to look at it for justa moment.
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  • a moment.And the Psalmist said in this
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  • And the Psalmist said in thissixty-third chapter in the sixth
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  • sixty-third chapter in the sixthverse, listen, "When I remember
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  • verse, listen, "When I rememberYou on my bed, I meditate on You
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  • You on my bed, I meditate on Youin the night watches, For You
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  • in the night watches, For Youhave been my help, and in the
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  • have been my help, and in theshadow of Your wings I sing
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  • shadow of Your wings I singfor joy.
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  • for joy.My soul clings to You; Your
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  • My soul clings to You; Yourright hand upholds me."
  • 00:09:25.513 --> 00:09:25.780
  • right hand upholds me."Now, what does it mean
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  • Now, what does it meanto meditate?
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  • to meditate?It means that I read it.
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  • It means that I read it.It means that I think about it.
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  • It means that I think about it.I search my heart in the light
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  • I search my heart in the lightof what God is saying.
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  • of what God is saying.I ask Him whatever questions
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  • I ask Him whatever questionsI have on my mind.
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  • I have on my mind.I surrender whatever He brings
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  • I surrender whatever He bringsto my mind.
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  • to my mind.And meditating upon Him, here's
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  • And meditating upon Him, here'swhat meditation does.
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  • what meditation does.Meditation is like looking into
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  • Meditation is like looking intoa mirror, but it is also looking
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  • a mirror, but it is also lookingbeyond the mirror.
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  • beyond the mirror.That is, I see what God sees and
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  • That is, I see what God sees andthen I see beyond that and I see
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  • then I see beyond that and I seeHim.
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  • Him.Your focus is on Him.
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  • Your focus is on Him.And when you begin to focus on
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  • And when you begin to focus onGod, here's what happens.
  • 00:10:05.020 --> 00:10:06.354
  • God, here's what happens.Worries drift away, concerns
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  • Worries drift away, concernsdrift away, your mind is no
  • 00:10:10.025 --> 00:10:11.159
  • drift away, your mind is nolonger contaminated with all
  • 00:10:11.726 --> 00:10:12.460
  • longer contaminated with allkind of things that do not do
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  • kind of things that do not doyou any good at all.
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  • you any good at all.Meditation is an absolutely
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  • Meditation is an absolutelyessential part of living
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  • essential part of livinga godly life.
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  • a godly life.And where there's no meditation,
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  • And where there's no meditation,you're not going to live
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  • you're not going to livea godly life.
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  • a godly life.You can't.
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  • You can't.You think about when you get up
  • 00:10:26.708 --> 00:10:29.277
  • You think about when you get upin the morning how much of the
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  • in the morning how much of theworld crowds itself into your
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  • world crowds itself into yourthinking.
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  • thinking.You have to get dressed, of
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  • You have to get dressed, ofcourse, eat breakfast, and
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  • course, eat breakfast, andyou've got to get in your car
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  • you've got to get in your carand drive down the expressway or
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  • and drive down the expressway orsomewhere and finally get to
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  • somewhere and finally get towork and as soon as you do, it's
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  • work and as soon as you do, it'schatter, chatter, chatter,
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  • chatter, chatter, chatter,chatter, chatter all the day.
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  • chatter, chatter all the day.Oh, the keyboard's flying all
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  • Oh, the keyboard's flying allthe day and your mind is full.
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  • the day and your mind is full.Then you've got to get back in
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  • Then you've got to get back inyour car; get back on the
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  • your car; get back on thehighway and dodge the traffic
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  • highway and dodge the trafficagain all the way home.
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  • again all the way home.And when you get there you
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  • And when you get there youundress and sort of relax and
  • 00:10:54.969 --> 00:10:55.570
  • undress and sort of relax andthen there's dinner.
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  • then there's dinner.I can fill up your day and not
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  • I can fill up your day and noteven know you.
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  • even know you.Because that's what we do.
  • 00:11:02.010 --> 00:11:02.410
  • Because that's what we do.And so, where is God?
  • 00:11:04.679 --> 00:11:04.779
  • And so, where is God?Where is God's private time
  • 00:11:07.716 --> 00:11:10.685
  • Where is God's private timewith you?
  • 00:11:10.852 --> 00:11:12.020
  • with you?What leads to a godly life is a
  • 00:11:12.587 --> 00:11:13.555
  • What leads to a godly life is atime of being alone with Him,
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  • time of being alone with Him,longing for Him, meditating upon
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  • longing for Him, meditating uponHim, thinking about Him.
  • 00:11:20.295 --> 00:11:20.929
  • Him, thinking about Him.And then, there's a fourth
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  • And then, there's a fourthhabit, very important one, and
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  • habit, very important one, andthe one you hear me say all the
  • 00:11:25.567 --> 00:11:26.401
  • the one you hear me say all thetime, obey God.
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  • time, obey God.And I want to go back to
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  • And I want to go back toDeuteronomy twenty-seven,
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  • Deuteronomy twenty-seven,all the way back in the
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  • all the way back in theOld Testament, because he makes
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  • Old Testament, because he makesit so crystal clear in this
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  • it so crystal clear in thistwenty-seventh chapter and the
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  • twenty-seventh chapter and thetenth verse.
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  • tenth verse.God speaking through Moses to
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  • God speaking through Moses toHis people, here's what He said.
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  • His people, here's what He said.He said, "You shall therefore
  • 00:11:46.020 --> 00:11:47.355
  • He said, "You shall thereforeobey the Lord your God, and do
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  • obey the Lord your God, and doHis commandments and His
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  • His commandments and Hisstatutes which I command
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  • statutes which I commandyou today."
  • 00:11:53.695 --> 00:11:53.762
  • you today."And then down to chapter
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  • And then down to chaptertwenty-eight verse one, "Now,
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  • twenty-eight verse one, "Now,it shall be," listen to this,
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  • it shall be," listen to this,"if you diligently," you know
  • 00:12:01.236 --> 00:12:01.970
  • "if you diligently," you knowwhat that means?
  • 00:12:02.103 --> 00:12:03.838
  • what that means?Consistently, "diligently obey
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  • Consistently, "diligently obeythe Lord your God, being careful
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  • the Lord your God, being carefulto do all His commandments which
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  • to do all His commandments whichI command you today, the Lord
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  • I command you today, the Lordyour God will set you," listen,
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  • your God will set you," listen,"set you high above all the
  • 00:12:17.352 --> 00:12:17.352
  • "set you high above all thenations of the earth."
  • 00:12:18.753 --> 00:12:20.255
  • nations of the earth."He was talking about Israel.
  • 00:12:20.255 --> 00:12:20.388
  • He was talking about Israel.But put yourself in
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  • But put yourself inthat position.
  • 00:12:22.390 --> 00:12:22.457
  • that position.When you and I obey God, we,
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  • When you and I obey God, we,listen, we're--think about this,
  • 00:12:26.828 --> 00:12:28.062
  • listen, we're--think about this,we're walking on a higher level.
  • 00:12:29.297 --> 00:12:29.497
  • we're walking on a higher level.Think about how the world lives.
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  • Think about how the world lives.They live with all kinds of evil
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  • They live with all kinds of evilthoughts; and busy, busy, busy,
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  • thoughts; and busy, busy, busy,no time for God.
  • 00:12:37.672 --> 00:12:38.106
  • no time for God.You have chosen to follow Jesus.
  • 00:12:41.476 --> 00:12:41.643
  • You have chosen to follow Jesus.And to follow Him means you live
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  • And to follow Him means you liveon a higher level.
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  • on a higher level.It doesn't mean that you're
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  • It doesn't mean that you'relooking down on other people.
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  • looking down on other people.It just means that you have
  • 00:12:48.149 --> 00:12:48.149
  • It just means that you havechosen to live by a standard
  • 00:12:50.785 --> 00:12:51.553
  • chosen to live by a standardthat's higher than the world's
  • 00:12:51.553 --> 00:12:53.388
  • that's higher than the world'sstandard.
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  • standard.It doesn't mean that we're
  • 00:12:54.622 --> 00:12:55.223
  • It doesn't mean that we'rebetter than somebody else; but
  • 00:12:56.291 --> 00:12:57.492
  • better than somebody else; butit means our lifestyle is better
  • 00:12:59.060 --> 00:12:59.227
  • it means our lifestyle is betterthan the lifestyle of the world.
  • 00:13:01.796 --> 00:13:02.163
  • than the lifestyle of the world.So, ask yourself the question,
  • 00:13:03.798 --> 00:13:05.834
  • So, ask yourself the question,now, do I have a habit of really
  • 00:13:07.001 --> 00:13:08.903
  • now, do I have a habit of reallypraying and trusting and
  • 00:13:08.903 --> 00:13:08.903
  • praying and trusting andmeditating upon the Word of God?
  • 00:13:10.505 --> 00:13:11.139
  • meditating upon the Word of God?And would I be considered an
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  • And would I be considered anobedient child of God?
  • 00:13:14.509 --> 00:13:14.876
  • obedient child of God?And how many times have you said
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  • And how many times have you saidit and you can say it as well
  • 00:13:17.478 --> 00:13:17.478
  • it and you can say it as wellas I can.
  • 00:13:18.913 --> 00:13:19.581
  • as I can.The wise way to live is to obey
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  • The wise way to live is to obeyGod, then leave all the
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  • God, then leave all theconsequences and circumstances
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  • consequences and circumstancesto God.
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  • to God.That I will do that only if I'm
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  • That I will do that only if I'mhave a life of prayer.
  • 00:13:30.859 --> 00:13:30.925
  • have a life of prayer.Only if I'm trusting; only if
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  • Only if I'm trusting; only ifI'm meditating upon Him, that's
  • 00:13:35.263 --> 00:13:35.763
  • I'm meditating upon Him, that'sthe only way I've got to do it.
  • 00:13:38.032 --> 00:13:38.366
  • the only way I've got to do it.So, these are simple habits that
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  • So, these are simple habits thatmake your life what God wants
  • 00:13:44.305 --> 00:13:45.440
  • make your life what God wantsit to be.
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  • it to be.And listen, think about this.
  • 00:13:46.774 --> 00:13:48.843
  • And listen, think about this.There's nothing that can keep
  • 00:13:48.843 --> 00:13:49.177
  • There's nothing that can keepyou from obeying and walking in
  • 00:13:51.446 --> 00:13:52.814
  • you from obeying and walking inthese seven habits, nothing,
  • 00:13:53.581 --> 00:13:54.515
  • these seven habits, nothing,except a choice you make.
  • 00:13:55.250 --> 00:13:55.950
  • except a choice you make.You see, you have to choose
  • 00:13:58.453 --> 00:13:58.586
  • You see, you have to choosesome things.
  • 00:13:59.454 --> 00:13:59.754
  • some things.You have to choose to go with
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  • You have to choose to go withthem or with God; have this or
  • 00:14:04.325 --> 00:14:06.194
  • them or with God; have this orhave God; walk this way or have
  • 00:14:06.494 --> 00:14:08.663
  • have God; walk this way or haveGod's way.
  • 00:14:08.663 --> 00:14:08.730
  • God's way.And so, I, the reason I said
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  • And so, I, the reason I saidseven habits, because remember
  • 00:14:12.634 --> 00:14:12.767
  • seven habits, because rememberwe said a habit is a recurring,
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  • we said a habit is a recurring,often unconscious pattern of
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  • often unconscious pattern ofbehavior that's acquired through
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  • behavior that's acquired throughfrequent repetition.
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  • frequent repetition.Something that you and I do
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  • Something that you and I docontinuously.
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  • continuously.Now, each thing I've mentioned
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  • Now, each thing I've mentionedso far you can do.
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  • so far you can do.The reason you do not do it is
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  • The reason you do not do it isbecause you don't think it's
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  • because you don't think it'simportant.
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  • important.Now, watch that.
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  • Now, watch that.The reason we don't do things
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  • The reason we don't do thingsthat are absolutely sacred,
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  • that are absolutely sacred,godly, awesome, life-changing,
  • 00:14:41.696 --> 00:14:41.763
  • godly, awesome, life-changing,lifting habits is because we've
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  • lifting habits is because we'vedecided to choose the world's
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  • decided to choose the world'sway.
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  • way.And no matter who you are, how
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  • And no matter who you are, howgifted you are, how much money
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  • gifted you are, how much moneyyou have or how wise you think
  • 00:14:52.106 --> 00:14:53.207
  • you have or how wise you thinkyou are, how much education you
  • 00:14:53.942 --> 00:14:56.711
  • you are, how much education youhave, you cannot live a godly
  • 00:14:57.011 --> 00:14:58.313
  • have, you cannot live a godlylife, the best life, without
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  • life, the best life, withoutpracticing these seven habits.
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  • practicing these seven habits.Now, what is the fifth one?
  • 00:15:07.155 --> 00:15:07.288
  • Now, what is the fifth one?The fifth habit is dependence
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  • The fifth habit is dependenceupon the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:15:10.992 --> 00:15:11.693
  • upon the Holy Spirit.And somebody says, "Well, what
  • 00:15:12.961 --> 00:15:14.329
  • And somebody says, "Well, whatdoes that mean?"
  • 00:15:14.329 --> 00:15:14.429
  • does that mean?"It means that I surrender my
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  • It means that I surrender mylife, listen, to the indwelling
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  • life, listen, to the indwellingpresence of the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:15:21.669 --> 00:15:21.869
  • presence of the Holy Spirit.And remember what Jesus said
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  • And remember what Jesus saidto His disciples?
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  • to His disciples?He said, "Sit down, wait in
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  • He said, "Sit down, wait inJerusalem until you be endued,"
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  • Jerusalem until you be endued,"that is until the Holy Spirit
  • 00:15:30.044 --> 00:15:30.078
  • that is until the Holy Spiritcomes into your life.
  • 00:15:31.546 --> 00:15:31.913
  • comes into your life.And when He does, then you'll be
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  • And when He does, then you'll beready to do what I have called
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  • ready to do what I have calledyou to do.
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  • you to do.So, I've given you some
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  • So, I've given you someScriptures here.
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  • Scriptures here.Some of them are familiar to
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  • Some of them are familiar toyou; maybe some of them are not.
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  • you; maybe some of them are not.But in Ephesians chapter five,
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  • But in Ephesians chapter five,you remember what the Scripture
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  • you remember what the Scripturesays in this particular passage.
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  • says in this particular passage.And let's look at verse
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  • And let's look at verseeighteen.
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  • eighteen.The Scripture says, "Do not get
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  • The Scripture says, "Do not getdrunk with wine, for that is
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  • drunk with wine, for that isdissipation," or waste, "but be
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  • dissipation," or waste, "but befilled with the Spirit."
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  • filled with the Spirit."Now, if I took a quart-size jar
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  • Now, if I took a quart-size jarand set it up here, and I had it
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  • and set it up here, and I had ithalf full of water, you would
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  • half full of water, you wouldsay, "Well, it's only
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  • say, "Well, it's onlyhalf full."
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  • half full."It would only be full when it's
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  • It would only be full when it'sup to the top brimming,
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  • up to the top brimming,complete.
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  • complete.When he says, be, that Greek
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  • When he says, be, that Greekverb says, "be ye being filled,"
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  • verb says, "be ye being filled,"which means it's a continuous
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  • which means it's a continuousthing.
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  • thing.In the morning when you get up
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  • In the morning when you get upamidst your prayer or before
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  • amidst your prayer or beforeyou, when you're meditating
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  • you, when you're meditatingbefore you even get out of the
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  • before you even get out of thebed, you should say, "Lord,
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  • bed, you should say, "Lord,I just want You to fill me with
  • 00:16:35.043 --> 00:16:35.443
  • I just want You to fill me withYour Spirit today."
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  • Your Spirit today."Now, here's what that means.
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  • Now, here's what that means.Jesus said to His disciples in
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  • Jesus said to His disciples inLuke before you do what I call
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  • Luke before you do what I callyou to do, wait in the city of
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  • you to do, wait in the city ofJerusalem until you be endued,
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  • Jerusalem until you be endued,until the Holy Spirit is come
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  • until the Holy Spirit is comeupon you to indwell you for the
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  • upon you to indwell you for thesimple reason you are not
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  • simple reason you are notequipped to do what I've called
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  • equipped to do what I've calledyou to do apart from the
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  • you to do apart from theindwelling presence of the Holy
  • 00:16:58.366 --> 00:16:58.966
  • indwelling presence of the HolySpirit who will empower you.
  • 00:17:00.501 --> 00:17:00.835
  • Spirit who will empower you.He will empower you, teach you
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  • He will empower you, teach youhow; give you guidance and
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  • how; give you guidance anddirection to do what I've called
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  • direction to do what I've calledyou to do.
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  • you to do.Now, most people don't have any
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  • Now, most people don't have anyidea who the Holy Spirit is.
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  • idea who the Holy Spirit is.You are as a follower of Jesus,
  • 00:17:13.681 --> 00:17:13.781
  • You are as a follower of Jesus,as a believer of Christ, you
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  • as a believer of Christ, youtrusted Him for your salvation.
  • 00:17:16.717 --> 00:17:21.689
  • trusted Him for your salvation.You are now already indwelt by
  • 00:17:21.689 --> 00:17:21.756
  • You are now already indwelt bythe Third Person of the Trinity,
  • 00:17:23.257 --> 00:17:23.791
  • the Third Person of the Trinity,who is the Holy Spirit.
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  • who is the Holy Spirit.When you and I choose to disobey
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  • When you and I choose to disobeyGod, we choose to sin against
  • 00:17:31.332 --> 00:17:31.732
  • God, we choose to sin againstthe Holy Spirit who is within
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  • the Holy Spirit who is withinus, and whom God sent into our
  • 00:17:36.070 --> 00:17:36.370
  • us, and whom God sent into ourlife to enable us to become to
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  • life to enable us to become tobe, to do, to accomplish
  • 00:17:41.209 --> 00:17:41.776
  • be, to do, to accomplishwhatever He has in life.
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  • whatever He has in life.So, you're never alone.
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  • So, you're never alone.You're indwelt by God the Holy
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  • You're indwelt by God the HolySpirit, who is there to enable
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  • Spirit, who is there to enableyou, help you, encourage you,
  • 00:17:52.987 --> 00:17:53.454
  • you, help you, encourage you,strengthen you, heal you,
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  • strengthen you, heal you,you name it.
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  • you name it.He's there because we need God
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  • He's there because we need Godin our life, and He knew
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  • in our life, and He knewwe would.
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  • we would.Then of course, there is the
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  • Then of course, there is thesixth one, and that's giving to
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  • sixth one, and that's giving toGod and to others.
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  • God and to others.And in the sixth chapter of
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  • And in the sixth chapter ofLuke, which is a very, very
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  • Luke, which is a very, veryfamiliar chapter, you remember
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  • familiar chapter, you rememberwhat he says, "Give and it shall
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  • what he says, "Give and it shallbe given to you.
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  • be given to you.Good measure," He says, listen,
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  • Good measure," He says, listen,"They will pour into your lap
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  • "They will pour into your lapa good measure, pressed down,
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  • a good measure, pressed down,shaken together, running over.
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  • shaken together, running over.For by your standard of measure
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  • For by your standard of measureit will be measured to you
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  • it will be measured to youin return."
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  • in return."When I think about giving to
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  • When I think about giving toGod, my favorite example of that
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  • God, my favorite example of thatis--I was thinking about this
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  • is--I was thinking about thislast night.
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  • last night.My first Sunday School teacher
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  • My first Sunday School teacherwas this, naturally, I was
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  • was this, naturally, I wasprobably three or four years
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  • probably three or four yearsold, somewhere there-a-bouts.
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  • old, somewhere there-a-bouts.They, cause I started school at
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  • They, cause I started school atfive, which was too early.
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  • five, which was too early.Never have caught up.
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  • Never have caught up.And then, but I went to Sunday
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  • And then, but I went to SundaySchool every Sunday and
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  • School every Sunday andI remember all the chairs were
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  • I remember all the chairs weredifferent colors: green, red,
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  • different colors: green, red,yellow, blue and so forth.
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  • yellow, blue and so forth.And then the Sunday School
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  • And then the Sunday Schoolteacher was this, I don't know
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  • teacher was this, I don't knowhow tall she was but she looks
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  • how tall she was but she lookslike she's about ten feet tall
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  • like she's about ten feet tallto me, I was sitting down.
  • 00:19:10.264 --> 00:19:10.798
  • to me, I was sitting down.She had black hair, sweet,
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  • She had black hair, sweet,wonderful lady.
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  • wonderful lady.And they came round to take the
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  • And they came round to take theoffering.
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  • offering.And I remember my mother would
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  • And I remember my mother wouldalways give me a few pennies to
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  • always give me a few pennies todrop in.
  • 00:19:22.210 --> 00:19:23.344
  • drop in.I would, she would never let me
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  • I would, she would never let mego without having something
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  • go without having somethingto give.
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  • to give.So, before I could count, my
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  • So, before I could count, mymother taught me to give to God.
  • 00:19:32.119 --> 00:19:33.254
  • mother taught me to give to God.So, when I got my first job,
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  • So, when I got my first job,which was a paper route, I made
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  • which was a paper route, I madefour dollars a week.
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  • four dollars a week.Well, I was grateful to God and
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  • Well, I was grateful to God andI thought, I can't give God
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  • I thought, I can't give Godchange, I gave Him a dollar,
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  • change, I gave Him a dollar,which was twenty-five percent.
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  • which was twenty-five percent.I never thought about that, I
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  • I never thought about that, Ijust thought what did God get?
  • 00:19:46.634 --> 00:19:47.468
  • just thought what did God get?Then after that, I had a paper
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  • Then after that, I had a paperroute and I made sixteen dollars
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  • route and I made sixteen dollarsa week; and so, I gave God more
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  • a week; and so, I gave God morethan a tithe on that.
  • 00:19:53.908 --> 00:19:54.709
  • than a tithe on that.And then, all of my life, I've
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  • And then, all of my life, I'venever just tithed, never.
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  • never just tithed, never.For the simple reason I learned
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  • For the simple reason I learnedvery early in life, you cannot
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  • very early in life, you cannotout-give God.
  • 00:20:06.354 --> 00:20:06.687
  • out-give God.And watch this, secondly, you
  • 00:20:08.389 --> 00:20:08.556
  • And watch this, secondly, youcan't even predict what you're
  • 00:20:10.391 --> 00:20:11.559
  • can't even predict what you'regoing to need.
  • 00:20:12.693 --> 00:20:13.928
  • going to need.And if you can't predict what
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  • And if you can't predict whatyou're going to need, how are
  • 00:20:15.930 --> 00:20:17.131
  • you're going to need, how areyou going to manage all of that?
  • 00:20:17.698 --> 00:20:18.432
  • you going to manage all of that?So, we give to God and trust Him
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  • So, we give to God and trust Himto do exactly what He promised
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  • to do exactly what He promisedto do.
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  • to do.And so, I gave you this simple
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  • And so, I gave you this simpleexample that many of you've
  • 00:20:25.006 --> 00:20:26.307
  • example that many of you'veheard before because it's one
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  • heard before because it's onethat so impressed my life.
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  • that so impressed my life.So, you have to ask yourself the
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  • So, you have to ask yourself thequestion: Is that going to be
  • 00:20:32.046 --> 00:20:33.281
  • question: Is that going to beone of the habits in your life?
  • 00:20:34.382 --> 00:20:34.715
  • one of the habits in your life?And the Bible says that God
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  • And the Bible says that Godloves a cheerful giver.
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  • loves a cheerful giver.So, if He loves a cheerful
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  • So, if He loves a cheerfulgiver, what about those who are
  • 00:20:43.391 --> 00:20:44.759
  • giver, what about those who arestingy?
  • 00:20:44.792 --> 00:20:46.460
  • stingy?Who don't give God.
  • 00:20:46.460 --> 00:20:46.627
  • Who don't give God.I'll tell you.
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  • I'll tell you.I'll tell you why God's not
  • 00:20:48.596 --> 00:20:48.696
  • I'll tell you why God's notpleased; because here's what
  • 00:20:49.563 --> 00:20:49.730
  • pleased; because here's whatit says.
  • 00:20:50.498 --> 00:20:51.766
  • it says.I can do without Him.
  • 00:20:51.766 --> 00:20:51.799
  • I can do without Him.I'll handle it.
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  • I'll handle it.I can manage.
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  • I can manage.I don't need God to manage
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  • I don't need God to managemy money.
  • 00:20:56.437 --> 00:20:57.138
  • my money.Think about how foolish that is.
  • 00:20:58.906 --> 00:20:59.206
  • Think about how foolish that is.Your money could burn up
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  • Your money could burn upovernight.
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  • overnight.The situation could be that
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  • The situation could be thatyou'd lose it all overnight,
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  • you'd lose it all overnight,you'd have nothing.
  • 00:21:07.248 --> 00:21:07.548
  • you'd have nothing.But, listen to this carefully.
  • 00:21:08.916 --> 00:21:09.383
  • But, listen to this carefully.You will never be in the
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  • You will never be in thesituation where you don't have
  • 00:21:14.055 --> 00:21:16.157
  • situation where you don't haveanything, because you have God
  • 00:21:16.390 --> 00:21:17.825
  • anything, because you have Godliving within you; and
  • 00:21:17.825 --> 00:21:18.359
  • living within you; andeverything you need, God has
  • 00:21:20.161 --> 00:21:20.695
  • everything you need, God haspromised to provide.
  • 00:21:22.596 --> 00:21:22.863
  • promised to provide.An awesome habit in our life.
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  • An awesome habit in our life.Then I would give you the
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  • Then I would give you theseventh habit, and that is very
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  • seventh habit, and that is veryimportant one.
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  • important one.And that is the habit of
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  • And that is the habit offorgiving other people.
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  • forgiving other people.And the Scripture, one of the
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  • And the Scripture, one of thevery clear Scriptures in
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  • very clear Scriptures inEphesians chapter four.
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  • Ephesians chapter four.And we've all read it many times
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  • And we've all read it many timesbefore, but it's the truth and
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  • before, but it's the truth andwe read it again and again and
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  • we read it again and again andagain.
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  • again.And the Scripture says, listen,
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  • And the Scripture says, listen,"Be angry, and yet do not sin;
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  • "Be angry, and yet do not sin;do not let the sun go down on
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  • do not let the sun go down onyour anger, do not give the
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  • your anger, do not give thedevil an opportunity."
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  • devil an opportunity."Very, very important passage.
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  • Very, very important passage.And then he says don't--in verse
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  • And then he says don't--in versethirty: "Do not grieve the Holy
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  • thirty: "Do not grieve the HolySpirit of God, by whom you were
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  • Spirit of God, by whom you weresealed for the day of
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  • sealed for the day ofredemption."
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  • redemption."Then he says in verse
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  • Then he says in versethirty-one, "Let all bitterness
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  • thirty-one, "Let all bitternessand wrath and anger and clamor
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  • and wrath and anger and clamorand slander be put away from
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  • and slander be put away fromyou, along with all malice.
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  • you, along with all malice.Be kind to one another, and
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  • Be kind to one another, andtender-hearted, forgiving each
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  • tender-hearted, forgiving eachother, just as God in Christ
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  • other, just as God in Christhas also forgiven you."
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  • has also forgiven you."It's not always easy, no.
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  • It's not always easy, no.It's difficult sometimes to be
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  • It's difficult sometimes to beforgiving to people who have
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  • forgiving to people who havedone certain things to you.
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  • done certain things to you.And I think one of the worst
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  • And I think one of the worstsituations is when you've been
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  • situations is when you've beenbetrayed.
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  • betrayed.When you have trusted, really
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  • When you have trusted, reallytrusted somebody, done your best
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  • trusted somebody, done your bestto help them in lots of ways,
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  • to help them in lots of ways,and then they betray you.
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  • and then they betray you.They do what would be the last
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  • They do what would be the lastthing you'd think that they
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  • thing you'd think that theywould do in your life, yet we
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  • would do in your life, yet wehave to be forgiving.
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  • have to be forgiving.Now, here are seven habits.
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  • Now, here are seven habits.Listen carefully.
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  • Listen carefully.I could have done this in a lot
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  • I could have done this in a lotof different ways, but I wanted
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  • of different ways, but I wantedyou to see every verse and to
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  • you to see every verse and toget all seven habits down so
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  • get all seven habits down sothat every single person in here
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  • that every single person in herefully understands the seven
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  • fully understands the sevenhabits by which you live a godly
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  • habits by which you live a godlylife, a life that will be
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  • life, a life that will beblessed over and over and over
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  • blessed over and over and overagain in many, many different
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  • again in many, many differentways.
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  • ways.But it's--if it's a choice
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  • But it's--if it's a choiceyou make.
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  • you make.Now, if you're here this morning
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  • Now, if you're here this morningand you're not a Christian,
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  • and you're not a Christian,you're not saved, you never
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  • you're not saved, you nevertrusted Jesus as your Savior,
  • 00:23:38.165 --> 00:23:39.567
  • trusted Jesus as your Savior,I understand this is probably
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  • I understand this is probablybeyond you, but let me say this.
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  • beyond you, but let me say this.You'll never understand or be
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  • You'll never understand or beable to enjoy life at its best
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  • able to enjoy life at its bestuntil you surrender your life
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  • until you surrender your lifeto Christ.
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  • to Christ.Because you can't ever lose
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  • Because you can't ever losesurrendering to Jesus, never.
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  • surrendering to Jesus, never.You say, "Well, what do I have
  • 00:23:59.253 --> 00:23:59.320
  • You say, "Well, what do I haveto do?"
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  • to do?"You have to ask the Lord to
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  • You have to ask the Lord toforgive you of your sin, not
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  • forgive you of your sin, notbecause you deserve it, but
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  • because you deserve it, butbecause Jesus went to the cross,
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  • because Jesus went to the cross,died on the cross, shed His
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  • died on the cross, shed Hisblood for you, paid your
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  • blood for you, paid yoursin-debt in full, the Bible
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  • sin-debt in full, the Biblesays, and therefore when you ask
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  • says, and therefore when you askGod to forgive you, because of
  • 00:24:15.236 --> 00:24:15.769
  • God to forgive you, because ofwhat He's done for you, He paid
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  • what He's done for you, He paidyour debt.
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  • your debt.God forgives you and makes you
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  • God forgives you and makes youa child of God.
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  • a child of God.Then, you begin the practice of
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  • Then, you begin the practice ofthese seven habits.
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  • these seven habits.What an awesome life you have
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  • What an awesome life you havebefore you.
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  • before you.And I trust that you'll do it.
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  • And I trust that you'll do it.Father, we love You and praise
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  • Father, we love You and praiseYou and thank You for the Word
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  • You and thank You for the Wordof God from Genesis one, one to
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  • of God from Genesis one, one tothe last verse of the
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  • the last verse of theRevelation.
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  • Revelation.And this morning we're praying
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  • And this morning we're prayingthat You'll give us wisdom to
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  • that You'll give us wisdom torecognize that with these seven
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  • recognize that with these sevenhabits everything else will fall
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  • habits everything else will fallin place.
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  • in place.That we will open a door to the
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  • That we will open a door to thebest of Your blessings.
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  • best of Your blessings.And I pray for somebody here
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  • And I pray for somebody heretoday who is unsaved, who've
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  • today who is unsaved, who'venever trusted You as their
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  • never trusted You as theirSavior, that they would be
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  • Savior, that they would bewilling to ask You to forgive
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  • willing to ask You to forgivethem of their sins; believe that
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  • them of their sins; believe thatJesus went to the cross and paid
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  • Jesus went to the cross and paidour sin debt in full.
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  • our sin debt in full.And by trusting His death at
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  • And by trusting His death atCalvary, the shedding of His
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  • Calvary, the shedding of Hisblood, that confession and
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  • blood, that confession andrepentance brings forth
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  • repentance brings forthsalvation.
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  • salvation.And we thank You for it,
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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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  • it's a struggle.A fight to live as God intended
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  • A fight to live as God intendedfrom the beginning, but until
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  • from the beginning, but untilwe leave behind the burdens that
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  • we leave behind the burdens thatkeep us from freedom,
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  • keep us from freedom,we'll never truly experience the
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  • we'll never truly experience theabundant life Jesus came to
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  • abundant life Jesus came toliberate us for.
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  • liberate us for.Are you ready?
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  • Are you ready?Join us this year as we learn
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  • Join us this year as we learnhow to fully receive the life
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  • how to fully receive the lifeJesus has promised to everyone
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