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A Life Beyond Amazing Interview with Dr. David Jeremiah

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November 18, 2020
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In this special interview to introduce the series; A Life Beyond Amazing; Dr. Jeremiah shares with Sheila Walsh about the nine decisions that will transform your life.

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A Life Beyond Amazing Interview with Dr. David Jeremiah

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  • It should matter.
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  • It should have purpose and,frankly, it should be amazing.
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  • male announcer: Coming nexttime here on "Turning Point,"
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah presentsan inspiring series
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  • that will changethe way you live.
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  • In "A Life Beyond Amazing:9 Decisions That Will Transform
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  • Your Life Today," Dr. Jeremiahreveals how we can overcome
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  • the disarray, defeat,
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  • and discouragement so commonin today's world.
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  • And instead,live a life of fulfillment,
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  • a life beyond amazing.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: The life beyondamazing is the kind of life
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  • that will get you up early inthe morning and keep you up late
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  • at night if you really getyour arms around it.
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  • Jesus Christ didn't just diefor us to live in eternity
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  • with his Father.
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  • He died so that we would havean abundant life on this earth.
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  • announcer: You'll learn toclaim the vibrant and victorious
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  • life God has for you,as Dr. Jeremiah challenges you
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  • to make nine crucial decisionsstraight from God's Word.
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  • Join Dr. Jeremiahfor the amazing conversation
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  • with four noteworthy Christians.
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  • Pastor and author,Bobby Schuller;
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  • Christian music artist, Mandisa;Hobby Lobby founder and CEO,
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  • David Green; andNFL quarterback, Kirk Cousins;
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  • all of whom exemplifya life beyond amazing.
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  • Coming up, you will hearabout nine decisions that,
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  • if followed, will lead you to alife of meaning and fulfillment.
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  • Decisions for you to make todaythat will transform you
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  • and the world around you.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah sat downwith Sheila Walsh
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  • to be interviewed about theabundant life God has for each
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  • one of us and what the Biblereveals about how we can live
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  • a life beyond amazing.
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  • announcer: Ladies andgentlemen, Bible teacher,
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  • author, and television host,please welcome Sheila Walsh.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Sheila Walsh:Hello and welcome.
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  • Let me ask you a question.
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  • How would youdescribe your life?
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  • Good?
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  • Great?
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  • How about amazing?
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  • If you read the New Testament itbecomes very evident that God's
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  • intention for his children isthat they not only live a good
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  • and godly lifebut a life full of meaning.
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  • My good friend,Dr. David Jeremiah,
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  • is greatly burdenedfor people who live below the
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  • joy and fulfillment God intends.
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  • He believes an unfulfilled lifeis no way to exist and it was
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  • this concern that led him towrite, "A Life Beyond Amazing:
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  • 9 Decisions That Will TransformYour Life Today."
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  • In his book and subsequentteaching series, he points us
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  • to Scripture promising us a lifeof blessings beyond our
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  • comprehension, a life beyondwhat we think might be possible.
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  • He says a life beyond amazingdoesn't have to start
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  • when we step into heaven.
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  • A life beyond amazing canbe lived right here on earth.
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  • So with that, let's talk toDr. Jeremiah about how we can
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  • live a life beyond amazing.
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  • Please join me in welcomingto the stage pastor, author,
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  • and beloved Bible teacher,Dr. David Jeremiah.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Thank you.That's very nice.
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  • Thank you.
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  • Sheila: So in just a sentenceor two can you give us a kind of
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  • overarching idea of this newbook, "A Life Beyond Amazing"?
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: If there everwas a time to revisit the
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  • subject of character, this wouldbe the time because
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  • that's what's missingin our culture today.
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  • It seems like every year we seethat almost kind of draining out
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  • of our countryand it's so necessary.
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  • So we decided to write a book
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  • on character and oneof the publishers said,
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  • "Well, how are we gonna decidewhat to write on?
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  • I mean, there's a lotin the Bible about character.
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  • What are we gonna write?
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  • There's so much."
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  • And I said, "We'll haveto think about that."
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  • And we went home and the nextday I realized, "We don't have
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  • to think about that.
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  • God's already told us what thenine characteristics of a--
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  • God's person looks like.
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  • And when God fills a personwith his Spirit and that person
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  • is fully controlled by theSpirit of God the Scripture says
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  • that's what they look like.
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  • And those nine characteristicsbecame the core of the book.
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  • Sheila: In your over 50 yearsof ministry, are there certain
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  • key things that you've seenthat actually enable the body
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  • of Christ to make genuinetransformation?
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Well, the onlything I know that does that,
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  • Sheila, is the Word of Godaccompanied by
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  • the Spirit of God is what makespeople change.
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  • Sheila: Now, I lovethe subtitle: "9 Decisions
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  • That Will Transform Your Life."
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  • Why did you choosethe word "decisions"?
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Well,because it really is a decision.
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  • If you're gonna getinto this thing and really
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  • get serious about it,you've gotta decide to do it.
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  • It's not gonna just morphinto your life.
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  • Doesn't--I mean, if somebody putthe Bible under your pillow at
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  • night, you don't wake upspiritual the next day.
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  • Yeah, right.
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  • It's different than that.
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  • Sheila: Okay,so let's dive in.
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  • Nine decisions.
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  • And the first oneis a life of love.
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  • And I want to quote a linefrom your book 'cause this
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  • is so good.
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  • You write of a teenager whowas asked what she thought love
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  • was and she answered:"Love is a feeling
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  • you feel when you feelthat what you feel is a feeling
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  • you've never felt before."
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  • [audience laughing]
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  • That's so profound.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: It is, yes.
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  • Sheila: But honestly, that'sa pretty typical description
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  • of a lot of our pop culture.
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  • But how does God's Worddefine a life of love?
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: That's oneof the great battles.
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  • I'm glad that's the firstchapter because it sets the tone
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  • for everything else.
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  • The whole concept of love iswhat's at stake in our cultural
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  • discussion today.
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  • The world says love is somethingthat makes me happy, something
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  • that fulfills me, something thatmakes it possible for me to get
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  • my needs met which, by the way,has sort of filtered
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  • into the church.
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  • Have you ever heard anybody say,"I'm not going to
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  • that church anymore 'causeI don't get my needs met"?
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  • And that's so not whatthe Bible's about, because the
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  • love of the Bible is not aboutgetting your needs met
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  • but by the Spirit of Godfilling you up.
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  • You help to meet the needsof other people.
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  • And when you getto what love is, really,
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  • love isn't a feeling.
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  • Love isn't a feeling.
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  • Even though that young girlthought it was.
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  • Love is an action.
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  • Love is what you do.
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  • It's not how you feel.
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  • And, obviously, when you do whatyou're supposed to do, a lot of
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  • times the feelings will follow.
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  • But you can't let feelings leadbecause they'll lead you
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  • in the wrong direction.
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  • Sheila: What do you thinkhappens when we try
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  • to love people beforewe understand the love of God?
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Well,it doesn't work very well,
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  • and we get into a competition,you know.
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  • "If you do this for me,I'll do that for you."
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  • So, we kind of go back and forthand nothing ever gets resolved
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  • and there's no real senseof love at all.
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  • Sheila: Okay,I want to move on to chapter 2,
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  • the decision is "A Life of Joy."
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  • Now, we live in a culturethat is going through a lot
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  • of trauma, and I'm wonderingif people think,
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  • "Is God really joyful?"
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  • Is that a word youassociate with God?
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Well, I don'thave to associate it because God
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  • tells us in his bookthat he's--you know,
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  • "In his presenceis the fulfillment of joy."
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  • I know it's really hard forpeople because most of us
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  • have the idea that God is thissober person sitting up there
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  • and he never smiles.
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  • But, you know where joycame from?
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  • God invented it.
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  • He gave it to us.
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  • We're created in his imageand part of the image of God
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  • is that he's a God of joy.
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  • So we have to kind of changeour mind about that.
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  • Sheila: Can you give usa few kind of ideas
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  • of how you can actuallycultivate an atmosphere of joy?
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  • Dr. Jeremiah:Joy is a decision we make and
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  • we can look out at our situationand we can decide
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  • what we wanna do.
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  • We can either look at it fromGod's perspective,
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  • he's in control.
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  • Nothing ever happens to me thatisn't sifted through his hands.
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  • Or we can sit there and have alittle pity party for ourselves
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  • and then despair anddiscouragement descends over us
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  • so what I can say is this.
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  • Sometimes we worryso much about what we've lost
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  • and we forget aboutwhat we have left.
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  • And that's where joy happens.
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  • Sheila: Yeah.
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  • The third decision, I can'tthink of anything more practical
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  • for the days we're living in.
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  • It's about "A Life of Peace."
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  • Peace is a word that's bandiedaround a lot in our culture,
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  • and it has so manydifferent meanings.
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  • What is the biblicaldefinition of peace?
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: I think peaceis best defined by its Hebrew
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  • counterpart and that is shalom.
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  • I love that word, "shalom."
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  • It sounds peaceful, doesn't it?
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  • And shalom is a veryinteresting word.
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  • It's mentioned many, many timesin the Old Testament.
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  • It is the key wordin the Old Testament.
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  • And it's far more than justthe absence of anxiety.
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  • That's what some peoplethink peace is.
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  • It's not what you have.
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  • It's what you don't have.
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  • But shalom is muchmore than that.
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  • Shalom is a peacethat is a totality of peace.
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  • It's a sense of wellbeing.
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  • I read something when Iwas working on this project I'd
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  • never read before or I've nevereven heard this associated
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  • with peace.
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  • The writer said,"It's a sense of good morale."
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  • You have a sense of good moralein your heart.
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  • You're at peace.
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  • All is well in your heart.
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  • Do you know what?
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  • It's so interesting to me thateven when things aren't
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  • all good on the outside, ifyou've cultivated relationship
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  • with Jesus Christ you can havethat peace in your heart.
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  • Sheila: Beautiful.
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  • Number four decisionis "A Life of Endurance."
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  • And you use a word.
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  • I love this word.
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  • I haven't heard thisin a long time.
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  • You talk aboutthe importance of grit.
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  • I haven't heard that outsidethe context of John Wayne.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: I owe thatto the book written
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  • by Angela Duckworth.
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  • She wrote a book called "Grit."
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  • If y'all haven't read it,you should read it.
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  • I should get something for this.
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  • This is gonna be on television,advertising her book.
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  • It is truly, truly one of thegreatest books I read last year.
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  • It was so much fun.
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  • And the book is about how youdecide what makes people work.
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  • Is it their IQ and theirgiftedness, or is it their
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  • passion and their commitment?
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  • And, of course, it's noteither/or, it's both/and.
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  • But the one that is oftenminimized is the idea of just
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  • staying with it, being gritty,and the idea
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  • of not ever giving up.
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  • And the reason I love the bookis there are so many stories in
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  • there about people who enduredagainst all kinds of odds.
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  • In Hebrews it sayswe need endurance.
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  • And I know that we do 'causethis thing we're doing, this
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  • Christian thing we're doing,is not a 100-yard dash.
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  • It's a marathon, isn't it?
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  • Somebody once told methe problem with being
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  • a Christian is so daily.
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  • And, you know, isn't that true?
  • 00:10:54.570 --> 00:10:56.772
  • I mean, that really is true.
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  • Every day you have to get upand be a Christian.
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  • Sheila: Yep.
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  • I think probably oneof my favorite chapters in this
  • 00:11:01.844 --> 00:11:03.212
  • book is "A Life of Compassion."
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  • And you retell the story of thegood Samaritan and you talk
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  • about the fact that Christtold stories a lot.
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  • Why do you think he toldso many stories?
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Well,he's the greatest story teller
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  • in my estimation who ever lived.
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  • He was a master,and he could do it like...
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  • He comes across a fig treeand he tells a story
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  • about a fig tree.
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  • He doesn't need a script.
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  • He just told stories.
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  • And here's what I've learnedabout that, Sheila.
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  • Why do we like stories?
  • 00:11:30.372 --> 00:11:32.208
  • I mean, it kills mewhen I preach a doctrinal sermon
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  • that I think is really deep,and the only thing
  • 00:11:34.477 --> 00:11:36.278
  • you all remember isthe joke or the story I told
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  • in the sermon.
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  • But why is that?
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  • They bring the truth of God intothe emotional part of our life.
  • 00:11:41.650 --> 00:11:45.888
  • I had a prof once who said,"Stories are the windows
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  • into your soul."
  • 00:11:49.725 --> 00:11:51.594
  • And Jesus knew that,and when he was trying to teach
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  • a deep and abiding truth,he would tell a story.
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  • You might not remember whathe said but you never forget
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  • the story like the prodigal son,and all of those stories.
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  • And they're rivetedin our hearts.
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  • One of the reasons I try to workso hard at stories
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  • is because I believe that.
  • 00:12:07.409 --> 00:12:09.078
  • I believe that stories maketruth come alive for people.
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  • And Jesus was the master.
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  • He was just the master.
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  • Sheila: I've known the storyof the good Samaritan since
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  • I was a little girlin Sunday school
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  • but you say somethingI've never thought of before.
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  • You say that Jesusis our good Samaritan.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Yes, he is.
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  • And I believe that whole storyis just a metaphor
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  • for the Lord Jesus andhis love for us.
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  • He is the good Samaritan.
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  • And there are no barriersfor God's love.
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  • He just--he goes past them and
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  • no matter what you've done, nomatter who you are or how far
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  • you may think you have fallenfrom the grace of God, the hand
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  • of God's grace is longer thananything you can ever do.
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  • He will never give up on youand the prodigal son, the good
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  • Samaritan, those are all storiesto help us remember that.
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  • Sheila: How do guard ourselvesagainst a life
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  • where we knowall the right answers,
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  • but we don't necessarily knowhow to love people?
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  • Sometimes we want peopleto line up.
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  • If you're gonna be a Christian,here is A, B, C, and D.
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  • But really it seems likethe whole essence of Scripture
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  • is not about that,it's about a life of love
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  • and loving others.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: You know,one of the things that I think
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  • had the greatest impactwhen I was studying love
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  • a couple years ago,
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  • we did a thing here calledGod Loves You,
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  • He Always Has andHe Always Will.
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  • Remember the whole thingin there
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  • about how you're supposed tolove your enemies?
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  • And, you know,we all know that,
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  • but have you everthought about this?
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  • The Bible sayslove your enemies,
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  • and then it tells youhow to do it.
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  • Do good to them,pray for them,
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  • and meet their needs.
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  • Sheila: Wow.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah:So what is love?
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  • Love isn't something you feel,it's something you do.
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  • I think about that also,for instance
  • 00:13:50.079 --> 00:13:51.714
  • in the book of Revelationwhen the letters are written
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  • to all the churchesthere,
  • 00:13:53.816 --> 00:13:55.417
  • and the church of Ephesushad lost its first love.
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  • What were they instructed to do?Go back and do the first works.
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  • Love is not about a feeling,love is about what we do.
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  • How do I love somebodywho's unlovable?
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  • I just do it.
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  • I just do the thingsthat I need to do.
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  • Are they gonna respond?
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  • That's not the issue becausegenuine love
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  • is lovethat does not expect a response.
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  • And so real love is not,"I'll do this for you
  • 00:14:20.109 --> 00:14:24.079
  • and then you do thisfor me."
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  • Real love is lovingwithout regard to anything
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  • coming back your way.
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  • And when we do that,we enter into the love of God.
  • 00:14:30.519 --> 00:14:34.089
  • Sheila: In your chapteron "A Life of Generosity,"
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  • you write somethingthat will be very good news
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  • to many of us.
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  • I quote, "Generosityis not what's--about what's
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  • in your bank accountbut what's in your heart."
  • 00:14:41.964 --> 00:14:44.566
  • That's good news right there.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: It is, yeah,and that's really important
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  • because otherwise it would onlybe for rich people.
  • 00:14:48.604 --> 00:14:50.806
  • In fact, the word "generosity"originally was a word that was
  • 00:14:50.839 --> 00:14:55.277
  • sort of reserved for the elite.
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  • The word "generosity"comes ultimately from the word
  • 00:14:57.313 --> 00:14:59.715
  • "genesis" which means beginning.
  • 00:14:59.748 --> 00:15:02.351
  • So to be generous you hadto have been born well.
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  • But when Jesus came on thescene, he turned that upside
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  • down and he honored a woman whowas not only not born well, she
  • 00:15:08.991 --> 00:15:12.795
  • didn't have two nickels to rubtogether and she put her
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  • meager offering in the templereceptacle one day and Jesus
  • 00:15:15.931 --> 00:15:21.070
  • made her so famous we still talkabout her almost every Sunday
  • 00:15:21.103 --> 00:15:24.640
  • somewhere in the world'cause she was this amazing
  • 00:15:24.673 --> 00:15:27.176
  • generous woman.
  • 00:15:27.209 --> 00:15:29.845
  • And there's such a joyin generosity
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  • And there's so much funyou can have with it too.
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  • And I wanna bea generous person.
  • 00:15:35.150 --> 00:15:38.087
  • I want our church to bea generous church.
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  • I believe it is.
  • 00:15:40.189 --> 00:15:42.191
  • It's so interesting that thestory in the New Testament about
  • 00:15:42.224 --> 00:15:44.994
  • generosity is told againstthe backdrop of elitism.
  • 00:15:45.027 --> 00:15:51.200
  • This woman wasn't elitebut she was generous and that's
  • 00:15:51.233 --> 00:15:54.003
  • why we can say it's not abouthow much money you have.
  • 00:15:54.036 --> 00:15:56.338
  • It's about what's in your heart.
  • 00:15:56.372 --> 00:15:58.307
  • Sheila: So you talk aboutyour background and I think many
  • 00:15:58.340 --> 00:16:00.142
  • of us can identify with that.
  • 00:16:00.175 --> 00:16:01.477
  • So has this understandingof generosity, has this been
  • 00:16:01.510 --> 00:16:03.645
  • a journey for you?
  • 00:16:03.679 --> 00:16:04.980
  • Dr. Jeremiah: Yes, it has.
  • 00:16:05.014 --> 00:16:06.315
  • It really has.
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  • And I hope it never stops.
  • 00:16:08.517 --> 00:16:11.086
  • Sheila: You talk about"A Life of Integrity."
  • 00:16:11.120 --> 00:16:13.989
  • And, boy, in our cultureI can't think of something
  • 00:16:14.023 --> 00:16:16.725
  • that would be more important.
  • 00:16:16.759 --> 00:16:18.727
  • How do you define integrityand in what ways is God
  • 00:16:18.761 --> 00:16:22.498
  • the God of integrity?
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: You know, Iremember reading a book by a guy
  • 00:16:24.767 --> 00:16:27.703
  • named Stockdale who was aprisoner during the Vietnam war.
  • 00:16:27.736 --> 00:16:31.940
  • He had a definition of integritythat I wrote down
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  • but I wrote it in my heartso I would never forget it.
  • 00:16:35.144 --> 00:16:37.579
  • Here's what he said.
  • 00:16:37.613 --> 00:16:39.181
  • He said, "Integrity is keepinga commitment after the
  • 00:16:39.214 --> 00:16:42.785
  • circumstances under whichthe commitment
  • 00:16:42.818 --> 00:16:45.187
  • was made have changed."
  • 00:16:45.220 --> 00:16:48.557
  • That is a profound thought.
  • 00:16:48.590 --> 00:16:50.893
  • Integrity is keepinga commitment after the
  • 00:16:50.926 --> 00:16:55.164
  • circumstances underwhich the commitment
  • 00:16:55.197 --> 00:16:57.299
  • was made have changed.
  • 00:16:57.332 --> 00:16:58.834
  • "Well, I can't staymarried to you.
  • 00:16:58.867 --> 00:17:00.202
  • I didn't know this."
  • 00:17:00.235 --> 00:17:02.104
  • No, no, when you make a decisionand you make a commitment,
  • 00:17:02.137 --> 00:17:05.240
  • that commitment is not gonna bechanged by the circumstances
  • 00:17:05.274 --> 00:17:09.378
  • that change.
  • 00:17:09.411 --> 00:17:10.846
  • That's what integrity is.
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  • Sheila: I love that.
  • 00:17:12.314 --> 00:17:13.615
  • That is a profound definition.
  • 00:17:13.649 --> 00:17:15.017
  • Dr. Jeremiah:And isn't God like that?
  • 00:17:15.050 --> 00:17:16.819
  • Aren't you glad the Bible says:"Even when we're faithless,
  • 00:17:16.852 --> 00:17:20.055
  • he remains faithful"?
  • 00:17:20.089 --> 00:17:21.924
  • God doesn't say, "I'm gonna takecare of you until you mess up.
  • 00:17:21.957 --> 00:17:25.294
  • And when you mess up one time,it's over."
  • 00:17:25.327 --> 00:17:27.529
  • No, God says, "I love you.
  • 00:17:27.563 --> 00:17:29.364
  • I'm gonna be with you.
  • 00:17:29.398 --> 00:17:30.933
  • I will never leave you," and nomatter what we do, he just keeps
  • 00:17:30.966 --> 00:17:34.570
  • right on loving usbecause he's a God of integrity.
  • 00:17:34.603 --> 00:17:37.139
  • Sheila: I love that.
  • 00:17:37.172 --> 00:17:38.941
  • Do you see some thingsthat are common obstacles
  • 00:17:38.974 --> 00:17:42.444
  • to living a life of integrity?
  • 00:17:42.478 --> 00:17:44.413
  • Dr. Jeremiah: Well, you know,one of the reasons it's hard
  • 00:17:44.446 --> 00:17:46.815
  • to live a life of integrityis there's no--
  • 00:17:46.849 --> 00:17:48.684
  • there's no integrity.
  • 00:17:48.717 --> 00:17:50.152
  • Have you all been listeningto the news this week?
  • 00:17:50.185 --> 00:17:52.121
  • I mean, every dayyou turn on the news,
  • 00:17:52.154 --> 00:17:54.356
  • you look at what's going on.
  • 00:17:54.389 --> 00:17:55.691
  • There is no integrity.
  • 00:17:55.724 --> 00:17:57.025
  • You don't know if anybody's evertelling the truth
  • 00:17:57.059 --> 00:17:58.527
  • and they probably aren't.
  • 00:17:58.560 --> 00:18:01.096
  • And so we have to be who we arein the midst of that
  • 00:18:01.130 --> 00:18:05.200
  • and we're swimming upstream.
  • 00:18:05.234 --> 00:18:06.568
  • Can I get a witness?
  • 00:18:06.602 --> 00:18:08.070
  • I mean, that's really--we'retrying to do what's right, and
  • 00:18:08.103 --> 00:18:10.939
  • sometimes you look around andyou say, "Well, you know, maybe
  • 00:18:10.973 --> 00:18:13.175
  • it's not worth it," you know?
  • 00:18:13.208 --> 00:18:15.444
  • I just think integrityis a very important word.
  • 00:18:15.477 --> 00:18:19.548
  • It can also be calledfaithfulness, being faithful
  • 00:18:19.581 --> 00:18:22.084
  • to what we say and always makingsure that our word is our bond.
  • 00:18:22.117 --> 00:18:27.890
  • Sheila: So, seems a naturalthing to flow into humility.
  • 00:18:27.923 --> 00:18:31.059
  • Humility isn't always seen asa popular word in our culture.
  • 00:18:31.093 --> 00:18:34.363
  • It's seen as being weak,
  • 00:18:34.396 --> 00:18:36.465
  • but that's not how Scripturedefines humility.
  • 00:18:36.498 --> 00:18:38.800
  • Dr. Jeremiah:No, humility is not weakness.
  • 00:18:38.834 --> 00:18:42.304
  • Meekness is not weakness.
  • 00:18:42.337 --> 00:18:44.740
  • Humility is just beingother-centered in the way you
  • 00:18:44.773 --> 00:18:48.243
  • think, not thinkingabout yourself all the time.
  • 00:18:48.277 --> 00:18:51.647
  • It's a really hard thing to talkabout because if you talk about
  • 00:18:51.680 --> 00:18:54.383
  • it, maybe some people thinkyou've mastered it and, once
  • 00:18:54.416 --> 00:18:56.618
  • you do that, you're not humbleanymore, right?
  • 00:18:56.652 --> 00:18:59.688
  • But that's true.
  • 00:18:59.721 --> 00:19:01.323
  • There's a little joke about thisguy who wrote a book called
  • 00:19:01.356 --> 00:19:05.294
  • "The Ten MostHumble People in the World
  • 00:19:05.327 --> 00:19:07.229
  • and How I Chose the Other Nine."
  • 00:19:07.262 --> 00:19:09.598
  • [audience applauding]
  • 00:19:09.631 --> 00:19:12.334
  • And so this whole thingabout humility is when you're
  • 00:19:13.402 --> 00:19:16.605
  • with somebody who is humbleyou know it.
  • 00:19:16.638 --> 00:19:19.608
  • And you also know it whenyou're with somebody who's not.
  • 00:19:19.641 --> 00:19:21.977
  • We were talking earlier abouthaving a conversation
  • 00:19:22.010 --> 00:19:25.147
  • with people that isn't aconversation
  • 00:19:25.180 --> 00:19:26.982
  • but it's a listening experience'cause they do all the talking.
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  • Humility is actually genuinelycaring about other people
  • 00:19:29.985 --> 00:19:34.389
  • and entering into who they are,
  • 00:19:34.423 --> 00:19:37.459
  • and humility ispower under control.
  • 00:19:37.492 --> 00:19:42.130
  • It is knowing you knowwhat you know
  • 00:19:42.164 --> 00:19:44.132
  • but not having to tell peopleabout it all the time.
  • 00:19:44.166 --> 00:19:47.002
  • The Lord Jesus was humble,and the Bible says he could have
  • 00:19:47.035 --> 00:19:49.738
  • called 10.000 angelsbut he didn't.
  • 00:19:49.771 --> 00:19:54.243
  • So, you know, I think that'sa lifelong learning process,
  • 00:19:54.276 --> 00:19:58.647
  • what it means to be humble.
  • 00:19:58.680 --> 00:20:00.415
  • And I can just say it again.
  • 00:20:00.449 --> 00:20:01.750
  • When you see it, you know it.
  • 00:20:01.783 --> 00:20:03.852
  • Sheila: You finishthe nine decisions
  • 00:20:03.885 --> 00:20:05.754
  • with one on living"A Life of Self-Discipline."
  • 00:20:05.787 --> 00:20:09.424
  • Why did you tag that oneon at the very end?
  • 00:20:09.458 --> 00:20:12.194
  • Dr. Jeremiah: Well, becauseit's the last one in the list.
  • 00:20:12.227 --> 00:20:15.864
  • Sheila: Ask a silly question.
  • 00:20:15.897 --> 00:20:18.634
  • Dr. Jeremiah:No, I'm just teasing.
  • 00:20:18.667 --> 00:20:22.838
  • But what--the reasonI did that is because I think
  • 00:20:22.871 --> 00:20:26.775
  • it's at the end on purpose.
  • 00:20:26.808 --> 00:20:29.144
  • It's kind of like the gluethat holds all the rest
  • 00:20:29.177 --> 00:20:31.413
  • of them together.
  • 00:20:31.446 --> 00:20:33.582
  • And, you know, it's possibleto learn about all of these
  • 00:20:33.615 --> 00:20:36.652
  • wonderful characteristics thatGod wants us to emulate but if
  • 00:20:36.685 --> 00:20:40.589
  • we never do anything about it,we're just gonna be smarter
  • 00:20:40.622 --> 00:20:43.091
  • but not better.
  • 00:20:43.125 --> 00:20:44.726
  • And so self-discipline means youtake seriously the importance
  • 00:20:44.760 --> 00:20:50.365
  • of doing the things you knoware gonna make things better
  • 00:20:50.399 --> 00:20:54.336
  • in these areas of life.
  • 00:20:54.369 --> 00:20:56.772
  • Sheila: Because we do livein a culture of very quick fixes
  • 00:20:56.805 --> 00:20:59.174
  • where everything'sbecoming immediate.
  • 00:20:59.207 --> 00:21:00.676
  • We want to downloadeverything immediately.
  • 00:21:00.709 --> 00:21:02.844
  • Why is self-disciplineso hard to master?
  • 00:21:02.878 --> 00:21:07.149
  • Dr. Jeremiah:First of all, the word "self,"
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  • that's part of it.
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  • But we are creatures that wannado what we wanna do
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  • when we wanna do it.
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  • Sheila: Yeah,we know that when
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  • there is no self-discipline,life becomes chaotic.
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  • And some people think,"Well, it's--sounds
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  • like a lot of hard work."
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  • But you outline some verypractical benefits of learning
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  • to live a self-disciplined life.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Most of those,I think, Sheila,
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  • are from the Proverbs.
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  • And they, you know, when we'reself-disciplined, we get control
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  • of our language, our tongue,we get control
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  • of so many things in our lives.
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  • And when we don't do that,we're undisciplined.
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  • As you said, it's very chaotic.
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  • There are some thingswe just have to do,
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  • and we have to do them.
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  • One of the things I've been veryworried about in writing this
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  • book is that people would thinkthat we can do all of these
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  • things and develop all of thesequalities in our own strength.
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  • The Bible says that the fruitof the Spirit
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  • are these nine things.
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  • God gives us love, joy, peace,long-suffering, gentleness,
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  • goodness, meekness.
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  • All of those thingsare gifts from God.
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  • But they're giftsthat have to be unwrapped.
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  • They're giftsthat have to be cultivated.
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  • And so often Christians havejust said, "Well, you know,
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  • if I just wait around, Jesuswill make me better and the
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  • Holy Spirit will make me holy."
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  • Well, that's not how it works.
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  • The Holy Spirit has given usall of these wonderful
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  • characteristics but there issome effort that is necessary
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  • on the part of each of uswho are believers.
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  • This book is not sayingif you just work really hard
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  • you can be loving, joyful.
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  • No, you have to have the giftsthe Holy Spirit gives you,
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  • and allow his powerto enable you to do
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  • these things that we talkabout in the earlier chapters.
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  • Sheila: As a pastor andsomeone who has studied
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  • the Word of Godfor so many years,
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  • what's your best advicefor somebody
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  • who recognizes they'restruggling in these nine areas?
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  • Dr. Jeremiah:Well, you start again.
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  • You know, you have to startwith the end in mind.
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  • The end is that this is God'spromise to you, that when you
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  • become a Christian he fills you,he indwells you,
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  • with his Spirit.
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  • A lot of Christians I know whohave been in the faith
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  • for a long timedon't believe that
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  • or don't know itor maybe don't accept it,
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  • that there isno such thing as a Christian
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  • who doesn't havethe Holy Spirit.
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  • Every Christianhas the Holy Spirit.
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  • It's one of your birth gifts.
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  • As soon as you are born into thefamily of God, the Holy Spirit
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  • comes to dwell in you.
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  • He doesn't necessarilyhave total control.
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  • He's the resident and he wantsto be the president.
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  • But the best thing you can do isto realize you have--
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  • the Bible says we haveeverything we need
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  • for life in godliness.
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  • And then it talks aboutthe precious promises
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  • of the Word of God.
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  • As long as you have a desire inyour heart to wanna know God
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  • better and to love him more,you're on the right path.
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  • You climb up on yourdissatisfactions
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  • and find your placein God's love.
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  • Sheila: That's beautiful.
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  • Well, Dr. Jeremiah, I just wantto on behalf of our brothers
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  • and sisters hereand those watching,
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  • just thank you for the waythat you've continued
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  • to pour yourlife out onto the page
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  • and you constantly point us backto Jesus Christ and,
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  • for that, I thank you.
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  • Would you help me thankDr. David Jeremiah?
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: The life beyondamazing is the kind of life
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  • that will get you upearly in the morning
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  • and keep you up lateat night
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  • if you really get your armsaround it.
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  • Jesus Christ didn't just diefor us to live in eternity
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  • with his Father.
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  • He died so that wewould have an abundant life
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  • all of whom he believesexemplify a life beyond amazing.
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  • Pastor and author,Bobby Schuller;
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  • Christian music artist, Mandisa;Hobby Lobby founder and CEO,
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  • David Green; and NFLquarterback, Kirk Cousins.
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  • Thank youfor being with us today.
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  • Join Dr. Jeremiahfor "A Life Beyond Amazing:
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  • next time hereon "Turning Point."
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  • ♪♪♪
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