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February 11, 2021
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  • female announcer: Thank youfor watching today.
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  • I pray that the message you'reabout to hear will empower you
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  • to use your voice, help changethe way you think, and refresh
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  • your spirit.
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  • Today we're gonna be taking alook at what it really means to
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  • give, not just giving of ourmoney but of our time
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  • and talents.
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  • In Matthew 6, Jesus tells us notto lay up treasures for
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  • ourselves on earth becausepeople can break in and steal
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  • them, or they can get destroyed.
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  • Rather to lay up for ourselvestreasures in heaven where
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  • they'll last forever.
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  • Let's take a look at today'smessage, "Live to Give."
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  • Duane Vander Klok: But I want totalk to you about living to
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  • give; Jesus didn't accomplisheverything so we could
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  • do nothing.
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  • That's what some people think,and it's true there's you can do
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  • nothing to purchase yoursalvation, that is true.
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  • But the Apostle Paul made thisstatement, he said, in
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  • Colossians 1:24, "Now I rejoicein my suffering for you, and I
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  • fill up in my flesh what'slacking in the afflictions of
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  • Christ, for the sake of hisbody, which is the church."
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  • Now notice, he says there issomething lacking.
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  • Now, it's not that Jesus didn'tpay the complete price, but what
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  • Paul recognized is that therecan be something that is lacking
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  • in our getting the Gospelto others.
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  • And then he said look, I'm gonnado my part in getting the Gospel
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  • to others.
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  • Jesus did everything that'snecessary to pay for our
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  • salvation but the price thatneeds to be paid, the sacrifice
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  • that needs to be made in orderfor the Gospel to get out, that
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  • falls on you and thatfalls on me.
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  • Jesus told us, Matthew "6:33,But seek first the kingdom of
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  • God and his righteousness," andall the things of the world, the
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  • things that we really arelooking for, maybe not what we
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  • think we need, but what wereally truly need, what really
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  • brings happiness andfulfillment, joy and peace,
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  • those things are added to you.
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  • Unfortunately, Jesus said toseek first the kingdom, but so
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  • many of us, instead of beingeternally-minded, we're simply
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  • temporally-minded, we areself-focused instead of being
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  • kingdom focused.
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  • But what Jesus said is we needto seek first the kingdom,
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  • kingdom and his righteousness.
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  • In the New Testament, the Gospelof Mark, one of the accounts of
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  • Jesus's life and ministry, inthe 5th chapter, Jesus is
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  • crossing the Sea of Galilee andthere's a storm, he rebukes the
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  • storm and there's calm.
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  • And he comes to the other side,to the area of the Gadarenes,
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  • and other Gospels tell the samestory and call it the Decapolis,
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  • it's the 10-City Region.
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  • "And when he got out of theboat, immediately there met him
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  • out of the tombs a man with anunclean spirit, who had his
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  • dwelling among the tombs; and noone could bind him, not even
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  • with chains."
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  • So this guy lives, basically, inthe cemetery.
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  • The tombs were actually cavesand he would live in the caves
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  • where they put dead bodies.
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  • It says he couldn't be bound,"Because he had often been bound
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  • with shackles and chains, andthe chains were pulled apart by
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  • him, and the shackles broken inpieces; and no one could
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  • tame him.
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  • And always, day and night, hewas in the mountains and in the
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  • tombs, crying out, cuttinghimself with stones.
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  • And when he saw Jesus from Afar,he ran and he worshiped him."
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  • And Jesus rebukes the evilspirit, and ultimately, the
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  • spirits say to Jesus hey, let usgo into those pigs.
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  • Now, by the way, the Jews didnot place a real high value on
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  • pigs, if you didn't know; thatpigs were like the bottom of the
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  • barrel for the Jews.
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  • And Jesus gave permission forthe evil spirits to enter into
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  • the pigs, and the Bible saysthat when they did, this herd of
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  • pigs goes down off a cliff andthey all drowned in the Sea of
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  • Galilee, about 2.000 pigs.
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  • And by the way, that's why wehave deviled hams, first
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  • instance right there.
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  • And by the way, ultimately, thedevil's goal in every person's
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  • life is destruction,that is his goal.
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  • Well when the people that werewatching the pigs heard or saw
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  • what had happened, they wentinto town, and the Bible says
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  • they told everybodywhat had happened.
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  • And the people from the towncome out and they find this man
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  • who'd been running around naked,cutting himself, who they had
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  • tried to take and helpbut couldn't.
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  • The Bible says that he's clothedand he's sitting at Jesus's
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  • feet, listening to Jesus, butthe people, this is what
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  • they say.
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  • They say to Jesus, Please leave.
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  • Please leave, we don't want youhere and we don't want you
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  • liberating people if it's goingto cost us our pigs.
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  • You can have pigs in your life,something that's more important
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  • to you than Jesus, moreimportant than seeing somebody
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  • else get right with God, moreimportant than the kingdom of
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  • God, more important than seeinga marriage restored or a
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  • body healed.
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  • In a nutshell, Jesus gives usthe Gospel.
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  • A man asked him what's thegreatest commandment and Jesus
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  • said, "The greatest commandmentis this.
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  • Love the Lord your God with allyour heart, with all your soul,
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  • with all your mind.
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  • This is the first and greatcommandment, and the second is
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  • like it.
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  • You shall love your neighboras yourself.
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  • On these two commandments hangall the law and the prophets."
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  • So Jesus said the most importantthing for any person, this needs
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  • to be like the motto of yourlife: Love God, love people.
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  • Now the truth is,every one of us,
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  • that's what we're called to do.
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  • In fact, in Ephesians 2:10,it says this.
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  • It says, "For we are God's ownhandiwork, his workmanship,
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  • recreated in Christ Jesus, bornanew that we may do," I want us
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  • to everybody just shout, do.
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  • See, when Peter preached theGospel, Acts chapter 2, the
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  • church is born, the people say,"What must we do?"
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  • Yeah, it's important what youbelieve, but what you believe
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  • needs to affect what you do.
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  • In fact, we can really say thatfaith is like a coin.
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  • If you have a quarter, on oneside there's the picture of a
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  • dead president, on the otherside there's a picture of
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  • an eagle.
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  • Now, the United States Treasurysaid, "If either side is marred,
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  • it's not legal tender.
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  • The eagle needs to be intact,President needs to be intact."
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  • Faith in what we believe needsto be intact, but what we do
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  • needs to correspondto what we believe.
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  • There has to be both sides,and if there's not both sides,
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  • there's something wrong.
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  • We were, "Created to do goodworks, that God predestined or
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  • planned beforehand for us."
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  • There is nothing that bringsmore fulfillment in our life
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  • then when we're doingwhat we were created to do,
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  • these good works forcreated for us, for us.
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  • Taking paths God prepared aheadof time that we should walk
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  • in them, living the good life,the good life.
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  • Now the good life is not aself-absorbed life, the good
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  • life is when we seek first thekingdom of God and
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  • his righteousness.
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  • That's when we have the mostpeace, that's when we're the
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  • most fulfilled, that is when weare the most satisfied.
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  • Jesus said, "I did not come tobe served, but to serve."
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  • It's when you serve, it's whenyou give, it's when you pour out
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  • of yourself, literally, that theblessing comes to you.
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  • Job is attacked by the devil inabout every way you can think
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  • of, but the Bible says, "When heprayed for his friends," God
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  • turned the captivity of Job.
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  • God turned his captivity when hegot his eyes off from himself
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  • and began to focuson something else.
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  • Everything that we have,everything that we are is a gift
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  • from God to be used for hisglory, to make a difference
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  • for eternity.
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  • Everything that you have,everything that you are is a
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  • gift from God to be used for hisglory, to make a difference
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  • for eternity.
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  • I have people say, "Well youknow, I can't speak to a
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  • large crowd."
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  • Well then, what you reallyshould be saying is but I can
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  • speak to a small one; don't tellme what you can't do, tell me
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  • what you can do.
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  • "I can't volunteer on Sundaymorning," well don't tell me
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  • that, tell me you can onWednesday night.
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  • Instead of looking at what youcan't do, look at what you
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  • can do.
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  • 2 Corinthians 12, verse 15, Paulsaid, "I will most gladly spend
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  • and be spent for your souls," Iwill spend and I will be spent
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  • for your souls.
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  • Every one of us, we need to beready to spend, to give, and to
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  • be spent.
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  • It means that our resources andour time and our energy and our
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  • gifts and our talents, he saidall of that, what for?
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  • For souls.
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  • Now the bestselling book,Christian book of the 20th
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  • century was written by RickWarren, "Purpose Driven Life,"
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  • and this is how it starts out.
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  • "It's not about you."
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  • It's not about you, and so oftenwe're thinking it's about us but
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  • it's not about us.
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  • Kathryn Kuhlman said this, "Whenyou dig a man out of trouble,
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  • the hole which is left is thegrave where you bury your
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  • own sorrows.
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  • Go out each day and do somethingthat nobody but a Christian
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  • would do.
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  • It won't be long before youforget all about your
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  • own troubles."
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  • Isaiah 49, verse 4, the prophetsaid, "I have labored in vain, I
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  • have spent my strength fornothing and in vain."
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  • Somebody said there's a rat raceand people are trying to get to
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  • the top of the ladder, but sooften what happens is that
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  • ladder is against the wrongbuilding, and you get to the top
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  • and you find out, "This is notwhat's going to bring
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  • fulfillment in my life, this isnot my purpose."
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  • "Prayer begets faith, faithbegets love, and love begets
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  • service," that's what MotherTeresa said.
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  • Now I want to say that lovebegets sacrifice.
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  • Jesus told a parable that for along time I wondered, "Jesus,
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  • what in the world are youtalking about?"
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  • because you read it and it'skinda hard to understand.
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  • So I thought I'd read it to youand talk to you about it for
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  • just a moment.
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  • It's in Luke chapter 16, "Hesaid to his disciples: 'There
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  • was a certain rich man who had asteward, and an accusation was
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  • brought to him that this man waswasting his goods.
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  • So he called him and said tohim, "What's this I hear
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  • about you?
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  • Give an account of yourstewardship, for you can no
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  • longer be steward."
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  • Then the steward said withinhimself, "What shall I do?
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  • For my master is taking thestewardship away from me,
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  • and I cannot dig, and I'mashamed to beg."'"
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  • So he resolved what to do,"'That when I'm put out of the
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  • stewardship, they may receive meinto their houses.'
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  • So he called every one of hismaster's debtors, and said to
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  • the first, 'How muchdo you owe my master?'
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  • And he said,'100 measures of oil.'
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  • And he said to him, 'Take yourbill, and sit down quickly
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  • and write fifty.'
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  • Then he said to another, 'Andhow much do you owe?'
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  • And he said, '100measures of wheat.'
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  • He said, 'Take your bill,write eighty.'
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  • So the master commended theunjust steward because he had
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  • dealt shrewdly.
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  • For the sons of this world aremore shrewd in their generation
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  • than the sons of light."
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  • Jesus said, "I say to you, makefriends for yourself with
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  • unrighteous mammon," makefriends for yourself with money,
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  • "That when you fail," when youdie, "They may receive you into
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  • everlasting homes,or habitations."
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  • Now, here's what Jesus istelling you and me.
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  • He's saying one of the purposesof money is one you may have not
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  • have thought of.
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  • He said what you're supposed todo with money is you're supposed
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  • to use some money to touchpeople's lives for eternity.
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  • When Jeanie and I were inMexico, we lived in an
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  • Indian village, and mybrother-in-law, Darryl, and my
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  • sister, Diane, they boughtJeanie and I a sound system,
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  • a generator, because wherewe would go there was
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  • no electricity, anda movie projector.
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  • And we went out and we preachedand we saw thousands, thousands
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  • of people saved, thousands.
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  • Now do you know, when they getto heaven those people are gonna
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  • be there to welcome them?
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  • And Jesus actually taught thatour relationships in heaven are
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  • going to be to some degreeaffected by what we do with our
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  • money on earth.
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  • You know, if you'rehere in Res Life,
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  • I thought, "What whatthings can I mention?"
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  • Well, you know,people get saved.
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  • As a church, we startedabout 30 other churches.
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  • You know, we sponsormissionaries all around the
  • 00:14:45.900 --> 00:14:48.336
  • world, we've built orphanagesand sponsor orphans, our
  • 00:14:48.336 --> 00:14:52.974
  • television ministry has thepotential to reach over 3
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  • billion people.
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  • I remember when the Lord put onmy heart that, one day, on
  • 00:14:58.212 --> 00:15:00.949
  • television, we would pray aprayer of salvation and we would
  • 00:15:00.949 --> 00:15:03.918
  • see 10.000 people get saved.
  • 00:15:03.918 --> 00:15:07.155
  • Now, Ephesians 4, verse 26, "Lethim that stole steal no longer,
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  • but rather let him labor,working with his hands...
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  • that he may havesomething to give."
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  • That he may havesomething to what?
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  • To give.
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  • So often we're just focusedon ourselves.
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  • Now the Bible says if you don'ttake care of your own,
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  • especially those of your ownhousehold, you've denied the
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  • faith and you're worsethan an infidel.
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  • But do you know, when the Bibletalks here about giving that the
  • 00:15:34.882 --> 00:15:37.885
  • Bible is constantly trying totalk to us about sowing into the
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  • kingdom of God, giving, becauseit's going to affect
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  • our eternity.
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  • Jesus said to lay up foryourselves treasures in heaven.
  • 00:15:47.862 --> 00:15:52.467
  • Jim Elliot, the missionary whowas martyred in Ecuador,
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  • said this.
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  • "He is no fool who gives what hecannot keep to gain what he
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  • cannot lose."
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  • In fact, I said that he said it,it's actually what he wrote in
  • 00:16:02.877 --> 00:16:05.947
  • the yearbook when he graduatedfrom high school.
  • 00:16:05.947 --> 00:16:09.884
  • "It's no fool who gives what hecannot keep to gain what he
  • 00:16:09.884 --> 00:16:15.223
  • cannot lose."
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  • 44 years ago, Jeanie and I wereliving in Mexico, about 44 and a
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  • half years ago, we had justmoved to Mexico.
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  • Young missionaries living inGuadalajara in Bible College,
  • 00:16:25.233 --> 00:16:29.003
  • not in Bible College, inlanguage school, starting
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  • a church.
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  • And we went downtown to thecentral market, and those of you
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  • that have been in third-world,particularly the third-world 40
  • 00:16:36.177 --> 00:16:39.047
  • years ago, the price is neverthe price, in fact, they expect
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  • you to not pay the price.
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  • And so there was this blanketthat Jeanie wanted and so we
  • 00:16:48.956 --> 00:16:52.994
  • start bickering back and forth.
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  • And you know, your last tacticis always to start walking away
  • 00:16:54.929 --> 00:17:00.701
  • after you've dickered down for awhile, and then they're gonna
  • 00:17:00.701 --> 00:17:04.072
  • give you the best price possiblewhen you start leaving.
  • 00:17:04.072 --> 00:17:07.575
  • So we did our dickering andwe're starting to leave, and he
  • 00:17:07.575 --> 00:17:12.513
  • said, now we are down to $15,I really want it for $13,
  • 00:17:12.513 --> 00:17:18.553
  • it's in pesos but about $13, butwe're at $15 and so we're doing
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  • the walk away, andthis is what he said.
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  • He said, "This blanket willoutlast all your money,"
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  • 44 1/2 years ago.
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  • Hey, listen, listen, thismorning we had to take it out
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  • of the back of Jeanie's truckbecause we're still using it,
  • 00:17:47.815 --> 00:17:53.955
  • that $15, who knows?
  • 00:17:54.021 --> 00:17:58.960
  • Don't have a clue what happenedto it, and if we had kept it
  • 00:17:58.960 --> 00:18:02.630
  • we'd have probably drank it incoffee, but to blanket, it's
  • 00:18:02.630 --> 00:18:07.969
  • still here.
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  • And let me tell you something.
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  • When you put something in thekingdom of God it's never gone,
  • 00:18:11.072 --> 00:18:16.844
  • it is never gone.
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  • When you put something in thekingdom of God, you take
  • 00:18:18.412 --> 00:18:20.748
  • something that is temporal,something that is going to, at
  • 00:18:20.748 --> 00:18:25.987
  • some time, change and cease toexist, and you make it eternal
  • 00:18:25.987 --> 00:18:32.026
  • when you put it intothe kingdom of God.
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  • Do you know, everything that wehave in this world, it's a means
  • 00:18:34.695 --> 00:18:39.567
  • to bring the Gospel; whetherit's a car or an airplane,
  • 00:18:39.567 --> 00:18:45.173
  • whether it's the internet,whatever it is.
  • 00:18:45.173 --> 00:18:48.176
  • All the things that we have,they are to be used to bring the
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  • Gospel, because God devisesmeans so that the banished ones,
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  • the lost are notexpelled from him.
  • 00:18:56.751 --> 00:19:02.023
  • We don't want to focus our lifein the wrong direction.
  • 00:19:02.023 --> 00:19:05.626
  • Again, Isaiah said, "I'velabored in vain, I spent my
  • 00:19:05.626 --> 00:19:08.896
  • strength for nothingand in vain."
  • 00:19:08.896 --> 00:19:12.733
  • We can live a life that's invain or we can live a life of
  • 00:19:12.733 --> 00:19:16.571
  • purpose, we can live a life forthe kingdom of God.
  • 00:19:16.571 --> 00:19:20.575
  • That's what God wants us to do,to live a life of purpose.
  • 00:19:20.575 --> 00:19:25.012
  • John Wesley said this, he said,"Do all the good that you can by
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  • all the means that you can inall the ways that you can in all
  • 00:19:28.950 --> 00:19:31.986
  • the places that you can at allthe times that you can to all
  • 00:19:31.986 --> 00:19:35.189
  • the people that you can as longas you can."
  • 00:19:35.189 --> 00:19:40.595
  • What we don't want to be is wewon't want to be the group or
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  • the person who gets all theycan, can all they get, and sits
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  • on the can.
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  • We want to be the one who doesall the good that we can for as
  • 00:19:53.241 --> 00:19:57.011
  • long as we can as many ways aswe can to as many people as
  • 00:19:57.011 --> 00:20:02.216
  • we can.
  • 00:20:02.216 --> 00:20:03.751
  • Jesus said, "Make friends foryourself with unrighteous
  • 00:20:03.751 --> 00:20:08.222
  • mammon, that when you fail, whenyou die, they may receive you
  • 00:20:08.222 --> 00:20:14.262
  • into everlasting homes," oreverlasting habitations.
  • 00:20:14.328 --> 00:20:19.967
  • When Israel was being struck bya plague, God said to King
  • 00:20:19.967 --> 00:20:24.605
  • David, "Go over and make asacrifice," on the place that
  • 00:20:24.605 --> 00:20:30.645
  • today is the Temple Mount.
  • 00:20:31.512 --> 00:20:34.715
  • And he went over and the ownerof the property, said to him, I
  • 00:20:34.715 --> 00:20:40.054
  • want to give you the propertyfor your sacrifice, I'm gonna
  • 00:20:40.054 --> 00:20:43.491
  • give you the animals tosacrifice.
  • 00:20:43.491 --> 00:20:46.560
  • And he said, "No, but I willsurely buy it from you for the
  • 00:20:46.560 --> 00:20:50.231
  • full price.
  • 00:20:50.231 --> 00:20:51.866
  • Nor will I offer burnt offeringsto the Lord my God that costs
  • 00:20:51.866 --> 00:20:57.004
  • me nothing."
  • 00:20:57.004 --> 00:20:58.906
  • It's supposed to cost somethingwhen we come and we worship
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  • the Lord.
  • 00:21:03.678 --> 00:21:05.012
  • When we sow, it's supposed tocost, it's supposed to be a
  • 00:21:05.012 --> 00:21:09.350
  • sacrifice, something that'sfelt, something
  • 00:21:09.350 --> 00:21:12.486
  • that's inconvenient.
  • 00:21:12.486 --> 00:21:14.522
  • And I wanna encourage you today,but not just today, to remember
  • 00:21:14.522 --> 00:21:19.126
  • one of the purposes for themoney that comes into your hand,
  • 00:21:19.126 --> 00:21:23.230
  • some of it's to meet your needs,but there is a part of it that's
  • 00:21:23.230 --> 00:21:27.001
  • to be sown into the kingdom ofGod to reach people wherever
  • 00:21:27.001 --> 00:21:32.106
  • they are with the Gospelof the kingdom.
  • 00:21:32.106 --> 00:21:34.775
  • And Jesus said those people aregonna receive you into
  • 00:21:34.775 --> 00:21:38.312
  • everlasting habitations.
  • 00:21:38.312 --> 00:21:40.681
  • Duane Vander Klok: InPhilippians, the 1st chapter, in
  • 00:21:40.681 --> 00:21:42.950
  • the 5th verse, Paul makes astatement that so often we just
  • 00:21:42.950 --> 00:21:46.187
  • read right over.
  • 00:21:46.187 --> 00:21:47.555
  • He says, "For your fellowship inthe Gospel from the first day
  • 00:21:47.555 --> 00:21:53.327
  • until now."
  • 00:21:53.327 --> 00:21:54.695
  • That word fellowship, sometranslations say, "Partnership,"
  • 00:21:54.695 --> 00:21:58.065
  • and that's really what it is, isPaul was going out and preaching
  • 00:21:58.065 --> 00:22:02.169
  • the Gospel.
  • 00:22:02.169 --> 00:22:03.504
  • He mentions in the 4th chapterthat they sent an offering to
  • 00:22:03.504 --> 00:22:07.408
  • him again and then they sentanother offering to help him as
  • 00:22:07.408 --> 00:22:11.879
  • he's preaching the Gospel, andthey became partners with him in
  • 00:22:11.879 --> 00:22:16.250
  • the Gospel.
  • 00:22:16.250 --> 00:22:17.585
  • And literally, what it means isyou receive a part of the same
  • 00:22:17.585 --> 00:22:20.454
  • eternal reward.
  • 00:22:20.454 --> 00:22:22.089
  • And we've been talking todayabout sowing into the kingdom of
  • 00:22:22.089 --> 00:22:25.493
  • God, sowing our time and ourtalent and our energy, but also
  • 00:22:25.493 --> 00:22:29.897
  • sowing financesinto the kingdom of God.
  • 00:22:29.897 --> 00:22:32.666
  • Now, if this program is blessingyou and feeding you spiritually,
  • 00:22:32.666 --> 00:22:36.537
  • I want to encourage you today tobecome a partner with
  • 00:22:36.537 --> 00:22:39.707
  • the ministry.
  • 00:22:39.707 --> 00:22:41.041
  • Maybe you want to send in aone-time gift, maybe you'd like
  • 00:22:41.041 --> 00:22:43.978
  • to become a regular giver.
  • 00:22:43.978 --> 00:22:46.046
  • Well, all the information andhow to do that is gonna be right
  • 00:22:46.046 --> 00:22:49.650
  • on your screen, and I want toencourage you, become a partner.
  • 00:22:49.650 --> 00:22:53.254
  • And you say, "What does thatmean?"
  • 00:22:53.254 --> 00:22:54.889
  • It means that in heaven youreceive a part of the same
  • 00:22:54.889 --> 00:22:57.725
  • reward; that every time you sowinto the kingdom of God, and
  • 00:22:57.725 --> 00:23:01.762
  • whatever that finance does thatgoes on your heavenly account.
  • 00:23:01.762 --> 00:23:06.901
  • Paul said, "Not that I seek thegift, but I seek the fruit that
  • 00:23:06.901 --> 00:23:11.305
  • may abound to your account."
  • 00:23:11.305 --> 00:23:13.107
  • He's saying I'm excited aboutthe money, he says I'm going to
  • 00:23:13.107 --> 00:23:16.043
  • be able to use that, but theimportant thing to me is not
  • 00:23:16.043 --> 00:23:19.313
  • the money.
  • 00:23:19.313 --> 00:23:20.648
  • The important thing is that itgoes on your heavenly account
  • 00:23:20.648 --> 00:23:23.884
  • and you're gonna receive aneternal reward.
  • 00:23:23.884 --> 00:23:26.754
  • Again, all the information'sright there on your screen.
  • 00:23:26.754 --> 00:23:29.723
  • Whether it's a one-time gift oryou become a weekly or biweekly
  • 00:23:29.723 --> 00:23:33.994
  • or a monthly partner, I want youto sew, so that you can receive
  • 00:23:33.994 --> 00:23:38.265
  • part of the same eternal rewardas we're taking the Gospel
  • 00:23:38.265 --> 00:23:42.203
  • literally around the world.
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  • Duane Vander Klok: I never wantto assume that everybody is
  • 00:23:44.472 --> 00:23:46.507
  • where they should be with God.
  • 00:23:46.507 --> 00:23:48.242
  • You know, in a group of millionsand millions of people watching
  • 00:23:48.242 --> 00:23:52.213
  • today, there's gonna be peoplethat you've lived for God for
  • 00:23:52.213 --> 00:23:55.916
  • decades, there's others, you'reaway from God, and there's
  • 00:23:55.916 --> 00:23:59.053
  • others, you don't know where youstand with God.
  • 00:23:59.053 --> 00:24:01.322
  • The Bible says, "We've writtenthese things to you that you may
  • 00:24:01.322 --> 00:24:04.325
  • know that you haveeverlasting life."
  • 00:24:04.325 --> 00:24:07.261
  • Notice, "Know that you haveeverlasting life," you're not
  • 00:24:07.261 --> 00:24:10.798
  • supposed to die and find out ifyou make it to heaven, you're
  • 00:24:10.798 --> 00:24:14.168
  • supposed to know today thatyou're forgiven, that you're
  • 00:24:14.168 --> 00:24:16.904
  • right with God and that you'reon your way to heaven.
  • 00:24:16.904 --> 00:24:19.907
  • The Bible says, "To as many asreceive him, to them he gives
  • 00:24:19.907 --> 00:24:23.043
  • the right to become the childrenof God."
  • 00:24:23.043 --> 00:24:25.279
  • And you may believe in him, youmay know about him, but if you
  • 00:24:25.279 --> 00:24:27.948
  • haven't received him and youhave not surrendered your life
  • 00:24:27.948 --> 00:24:30.918
  • to him you're not where youshould be with God.
  • 00:24:30.918 --> 00:24:33.087
  • And I'm gonna ask you to praythis prayer with me right now.
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  • Bow your head and make thesewords your own, just say this
  • 00:24:35.556 --> 00:24:38.826
  • out loud if you can.
  • 00:24:38.826 --> 00:24:40.194
  • Just say, "O God, I believeJesus died on the cross,
  • 00:24:40.194 --> 00:24:44.265
  • I believe his blood paidfor my sins,
  • 00:24:44.265 --> 00:24:46.867
  • and I believe he rose again.
  • 00:24:46.867 --> 00:24:49.803
  • I give him all of my heart andall of my life, I'm gonna live
  • 00:24:49.803 --> 00:24:53.974
  • for him every day.
  • 00:24:53.974 --> 00:24:56.176
  • And I thank you, you've heard myprayer, that my past is gone,
  • 00:24:56.176 --> 00:24:59.813
  • that I'm a part of your kingdom,today and forever, in Jesus's
  • 00:24:59.813 --> 00:25:05.085
  • name, amen."
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  • You know, if you prayed thatprayer from your heart, God
  • 00:25:06.787 --> 00:25:09.056
  • heard that prayer and you areright with God.
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  • Now, I wrote a book and I wantyou to have a free copy.
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  • Now, you can download it or youcan contact us and we'll send
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  • And this book is full of bulletpoints to help you keep on
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  • spiritual life.
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  • Thank you so much, we love you,and God bless you.
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