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How To Win The Culture War

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November 22, 2020
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The Winning Walk is the international teaching ministry of Dr. Ed Young.

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  • Ed Young: We are in a culturalwar.
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  • You might ask, "What isculture?"
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  • Culture is everything that's inyou and in me and everything
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  • that's around you and around me.
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  • It is our environment.
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  • It is the air we breathe.
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  • It's the people we associatewith.
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  • It's our family.
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  • It's a multiplicity of worldviews.
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  • This is the atmosphere.
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  • This is the environment in whichwe live.
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  • It is our culture.
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  • And we are in a cultural warright this moment worldwide, but
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  • especially in the United Statesof America.
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  • In 1970s, I read a book by AlvinToffler, entitled
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  • "Future Shock."
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  • He was responding to the radicalchanges that took place in the
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  • 1960s, so therefore in the '70s,Toffler's thesis was that the
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  • culture is changing so rapidlythat human beings can't keep up.
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  • It was moving, he would say, atthe speed of sound.
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  • If that were true in the 1970s,what's happening to our
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  • culture today?
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  • It's moving at the speed oflight.
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  • Man, things are changing sorapidly.
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  • Who in the world can keep up?
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  • There's a word yesterday we usedin our vocabulary, and now if
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  • you use that word, you'recanceled.
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  • So we live in a rapidly-movingculture.
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  • Now, some would say our cultureis drifting.
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  • It's just drifting.
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  • No, our culture is not drifting,ladies and gentlemen.
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  • Our culture is being driven.
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  • It's being driven by whatforces?
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  • Silicone Valley, Hollywood, LasVegas, Wall Street, Washington.
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  • It is being driven by oureducational world.
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  • It is be driven by ourentertainment world.
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  • It's being driven by ourcorporate world.
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  • It's being driven by our digitalworld.
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  • These are many things that aredriving us in our culture to
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  • move into a brand new culture.
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  • And what is the basic premisebehind all of this?
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  • You know, you read a newsarticle and that's fine, but
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  • that may not be the primaryarticle.
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  • The truth of that article may bewhat's called a shadow article,
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  • a shadow reality.
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  • Behind that article, behind thatevent, there's a shadow event.
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  • What is happening in ourculture?
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  • What is the ultimate goal of ourculture?
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  • The basic thrusts of the culturewar we're in is simply to
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  • eliminate God from every aspectof life, keep God inside the
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  • stained glass and the steel, butby all means, don't let him
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  • get out.
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  • That is a shadow agenda whichreally is the primary thesis of
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  • those who are humanists andsecularists and those who would
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  • take God out of the UnitedStates of America.
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  • If you don't see that, take theblinders off.
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  • This is the basic background,the shadow of the cultural war
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  • in which we're in.
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  • Now, if we're serious about thiswar, it's not gonna be satisfied
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  • totally through elections.
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  • We are going to have to get inthe battle, those who are
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  • genuine followers of JesusChrist.
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  • The cultural Christians, they'vealready run away.
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  • They'll not be coming back.
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  • You just book it.
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  • So what are we to do?
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  • If we are serious in the warthat we have, what are we to do?
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  • What is our role?
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  • What do we do?
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  • I think we have to doindividually and therefore
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  • collectively, we're gonna haveto first of all speak love.
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  • And then the second thing wehave to do, we're going to have
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  • to teach truth.
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  • And the third thing, we're gonnahave to live pure.
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  • Speak love.
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  • The verse that everybody almostcan quote--everybody can quote,
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  • "Jesus wept," but also most ofus can quote John 3:16.
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  • Let's see what he says briefly.
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  • "For God so loved the culture,"the world.
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  • "God so loved the culture thathe gave his only Son," that
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  • divinity visited the world, theincarnation, "that whosoever,"
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  • anybody, anywhere, anybackground, any understanding,
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  • "whosoever believes in him,they'll not perish.
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  • They will live forever, andforever, and forever."
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  • That's what that teaches andthat is what this world needs
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  • first and foremost.
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  • We are going to have to speaklove.
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  • God is love.
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  • We've got to speak that love.
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  • So how do we introduce people tohim who helps you and me make
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  • sense out of life?
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  • And that's the Lord JesusChrist.
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  • How do we do that?
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  • First of all, we have tounderstand that the leading
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  • symptom of our spiritualsickness is death.
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  • That's the first symptom thatwe're spiritually ill.
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  • It's death.
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  • Jesus came into the world toconquer death and he's the only
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  • person who ever conquered death.
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  • Now, therefore, what's the causeof death?
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  • The cause of death is sin.
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  • What is sin?
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  • It's violating the principles ofGod that's built in all of
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  • creation and is taught in thebook.
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  • Sin is a cause of death.
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  • Sin separates us.
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  • Sin is the great separator.
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  • Sin separates our soul from God.
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  • Let me remind you for the 523rdtime of what your soul is.
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  • Your soul and my soul iseverything that's not flesh.
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  • Everything that is not of thisbody about you and about me,
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  • that's your soul and that's mysoul.
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  • It's everything that's notflesh.
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  • It's your heart, your emotions,your will, who you are,
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  • your personality.
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  • And that soul is made in theimage of God, as this body is,
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  • and that soul is made and willlive forever.
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  • Sin separates your soul and mysoul from God.
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  • Death separates your body and mybody from our soul.
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  • You follow me?
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  • So Jesus came into the world todeal with two problems that are
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  • very closely related: theproblem of sin and the problem
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  • of death.
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  • How did he deal with sin?
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  • He lived a perfect life.
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  • And in that cosmic transaction,he took upon himself all of your
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  • sin, and all of my sin, and allof my shame, and all of
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  • my garbage.
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  • He took that upon himself.
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  • And when he became sin, Jesuswho was perfect became sin,
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  • what happened?
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  • The Father turned away from him.
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  • Divinity turned away fromDivinity.
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  • Can you think about that?
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  • Because Jesus took all of ourstuff on him and the Father
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  • turned away.
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  • And Jesus said, "My God, my God,why have you turned away?
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  • Why have you sold me out?
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  • Why have you forsaken me?"
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  • What a big price.What a big price.
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  • But it was on that cross the sinproblem was taken care of.
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  • It was taken care of for you andfor me.
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  • Also, what about the problem ofdeath?
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  • We know the story.
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  • We know Easter.
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  • Jesus, dead three days, threenights.
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  • The Father resurrected him.
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  • And now, that perfect soul thathe had was united with a
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  • resurrection body, a body thatis made for eternity and
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  • for heaven.
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  • And so now, the sin problem thatwe have and the death problem
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  • that we have is taken care of byJesus Christ.
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  • What a fabulous, fabulous wordwe are to relate.
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  • A word of love, a word of newlife, and we called it being
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  • born again.
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  • We call it the process ofpropitiation, if you want a
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  • theological word.
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  • It means that we have on ourheaven suit and our
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  • earthly suit.
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  • It is a fabulous thing.
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  • The twin problems of sin anddeath were satisfied by Jesus
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  • Christ on the cross and with theresurrection, and that covers
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  • all of us.
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  • Now, now, this is speaking love.
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  • Now, how do we apprehend that?
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  • The Bible says, "Believe on theLord Jesus Christ and you shall
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  • be saved."
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  • What does it mean to believe?
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  • Exactly what I've said.
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  • Exactly what the Bible teaches.
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  • We believe, and what triggersthat belief?
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  • That is our faith.
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  • When we're aware of our sin, weconfess our sin, we repent, we
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  • turn away from our sin, and thenfaith, we receive him into
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  • our life.
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  • We unzip our heart and our lifeand we put Jesus in, and he
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  • comes in with his Spirit.
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  • And in your life and my life,there is a garden there in which
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  • we grow up to be men and womenwho walk with the Lord Jesus
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  • Christ in this broken culture.
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  • Man, that's a message.
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  • That's how we speak love.
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  • It's a fabulous thing and that'sthe first thing we need to do in
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  • this broken world.
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  • We have to learn how to speakthat language of the love of God
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  • for all humanity.
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  • That's the first step.
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  • What's the next thing we do?
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  • Not only to speak love, we haveto teach truth.
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  • How do you teach truth?
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  • First of all, we'd better try toembody truth in our own life.
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  • Jesus says, "I am the way."
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  • He said, "I am truth," so wealready are embodying him.
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  • How do we teach that truth?
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  • What's our problem?
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  • Why are we not teaching truth inour culture?
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  • It's because of sloth.
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  • Sloth?
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  • Boy, that surprises me.
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  • I thought sloth was being lazy.
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  • Now, one thing you can say aboutus in America, there's not many
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  • people that are lazy.
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  • Boy, we are going, we are going,we are doing.
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  • Sloth?
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  • There are seven deadly classicsins and one of them is sloth.
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  • And the classic definition ofsloth is the loss of an appetite
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  • for God.
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  • You got that?
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  • And we're slothful with our ownbusyness.
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  • Come on, let's go.
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  • Let's get up.
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  • Because we know there's thatGod-shaped vacuum in our heart.
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  • You can put anything in thatGod-shaped vacuum of this world
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  • and it'll never satisfy.
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  • You can't satisfy that vacuumwith anything else.
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  • So we put a little thin sheerover that God-shaped vacuum and
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  • we don't get too close to itbecause we're busy, because we
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  • are filled up with recreationand fun, or whatever it is.
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  • We read, we study, we go, wewatch, we move, we travel.
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  • See, we're tryin' to fill upthis slothfulness in our heart
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  • because we're not living andwe're not teaching truth.
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  • Pascal said there are threekinds of people in the world.
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  • He said there are those who seekand find.
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  • He said they're reasonable andhappy people.
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  • He said those who seek and donot find, they are reasonable,
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  • but they're still unhappy.
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  • He said those who do not seekand do not find, that's the
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  • slothful group.
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  • They're not hot, they're notcold, they're just apathetic.
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  • He says they're unreasonable andthey're unhappy.
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  • But Pascal says the second groupwill become the first group one
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  • day, because Jesus says, "If youseek, you'll find."
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  • Now, it's interesting that a lotof people think they're seeking
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  • God, but they're not findingGod.
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  • You know the problem usually iswe seek him with some
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  • fine print.
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  • We're tryin' to make a deal withGod.
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  • How 'bout that?
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  • I've worked out this thing.
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  • I have people say, "Oh, I'veworked out my own deal
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  • with God."
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  • How foolish and stupid can youget?
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  • Dealing with the Almighty,"Well, God--" listen, we seek
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  • when we open up, when we'retransparent, when we're
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  • truthful, when we can be seenthrough.
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  • That's what a true seeker does.
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  • And those who seek like that,they always find and
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  • they're reasonable.
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  • They always get to be happybecause we discover when we seek
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  • and when we find God, wediscover all the time he'd been
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  • really seeking you and seekingme.
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  • Seeking you and seeking me.
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  • We are to teach truth.
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  • Truth.
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  • Especially we'd better learn howto do it in our families, in our
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  • families, our sons and ourdaughters.
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  • We'd better learn how to teachtruth there.
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  • In a Seattle newspaper in thelast couple of weeks, an English
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  • professor who teaches atNorthwestern University, I think
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  • it's in Evanston, Illinois,wrote an op-ed article.
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  • And this professor said, "I'm ahumanist.
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  • I'm a secularist."
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  • Basically he was saying, I'mgodless.
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  • But he says, "We see it all thetime up here."
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  • He said, "Parents will taketheir children and they'll
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  • unpack their children, get tothem in their dorms.
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  • They'll hug and they'll cry, andthey'll get in their vehicle and
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  • they'll drive off."
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  • And then this is what he said,"Then those kids are mine."
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  • He said, "Then we've got them,"in the article, "four years."
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  • And what happens in that fouryears?
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  • A breakdown of any understandingof God, of conservatism, of
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  • morality, as they are invadedwith all kind of wild
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  • pluralistic ideologies.
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  • And so many times, our childrencome back after we've paid
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  • $40.000-$50.000 a year for theireducation, they come back empty
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  • and godless.
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  • He said, "Then they're mine."
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  • We had better teach truth.
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  • Speak love, teach truth.
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  • The third thing we need to do,we have to live pure.
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  • Well, that's a good one.
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  • Anybody here want to see God?
  • 00:17:28.260 --> 00:17:31.630
  • Would you like to really seeGod, see him in the flesh, see
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  • him literally?
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  • How do you do it?
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  • I have in my hands somethingcalled a life straw.
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  • Has anybody ever seen one ofthese before?
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  • Lift your hand.
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  • A life straw.
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  • Two or three people, okay.
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  • More than that.
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  • I'd never seen one.
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  • A life straw is an amazingthing.
  • 00:17:55.154 --> 00:17:58.624
  • Every year, between 5 and 6million people on this earth die
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  • because they have drunk waterthat was not pure, contaminated
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  • water, all kind of it kind of--between 5 and 6 million die.
  • 00:18:09.134 --> 00:18:11.803
  • Two and a half to three millionchildren die every year from
  • 00:18:11.837 --> 00:18:15.107
  • drinking contaminated water.
  • 00:18:15.140 --> 00:18:17.676
  • This little thing right here,you could put it in contaminated
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  • water, whatever it is, and youcan suck through it and this
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  • purifies that water until it'ssafe to drink.
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  • Isn't that an amazing littlething?
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  • Amazing little thing.
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  • Now, in the culture in which welive that is so polluted,
  • 00:18:38.130 --> 00:18:45.804
  • disease-filled, wouldn't it bewonderful if you and I somehow
  • 00:18:45.837 --> 00:18:51.643
  • could purify our lives and drinkwater like Jesus offered to the
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  • woman at the well that's pure,where you won't have to be
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  • thirsty again?
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  • Wouldn't it be wonderful if wecould do that?
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  • How do we do that?
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  • I'll tell you how you do it.
  • 00:19:05.057 --> 00:19:06.358
  • You wake up in the morning withthe Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 00:19:06.391 --> 00:19:09.161
  • You go to bed at night with theLord Jesus Christ.
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  • The little chorus said, "In themorning I see his face.
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  • In the evening is for my trace.
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  • In the darkness, oh his voice Iknow.
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  • I see Jesus everywhere I go."
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  • Blessed are the pure in heart,for they shall seek God.
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  • That's the kind of life we needto live.
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  • Now, I got to this point in mypreparation and I said, "You
  • 00:19:36.321 --> 00:19:41.660
  • know, anybody whospeaks love, mmm,
  • 00:19:41.693 --> 00:19:49.501
  • teaches truth, and lives pure,
  • 00:19:49.534 --> 00:19:53.939
  • man, that's the kinda person wewant our sons and daughters
  • 00:19:53.972 --> 00:19:56.475
  • to marry.
  • 00:19:56.508 --> 00:19:57.809
  • That's the kind of person wewant to work for.
  • 00:19:57.843 --> 00:19:59.578
  • That's the kind of person we'dlike to work for.
  • 00:19:59.611 --> 00:20:01.713
  • That's the kind of person wethink will make a tremendous
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  • difference in our culture."
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  • We're going to seek out people,we want to be with people, we
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  • want to have friends withpeople.
  • 00:20:08.787 --> 00:20:10.322
  • Who in the world could findanything wrong with somebody who
  • 00:20:10.355 --> 00:20:13.258
  • genuinely, man, speaks love, andteaches truth, and lives a
  • 00:20:13.292 --> 00:20:18.697
  • pure, clean, moral life?
  • 00:20:18.730 --> 00:20:20.866
  • Boy, wouldn't that be something?
  • 00:20:20.899 --> 00:20:23.135
  • Boy, that would really changeeverything.
  • 00:20:23.168 --> 00:20:25.003
  • The whole culture would applaudus.
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  • Wrong.Wrong.
  • 00:20:28.340 --> 00:20:33.645
  • That kind of life is swimmingcounter-stream of the culture in
  • 00:20:33.679 --> 00:20:39.384
  • which we find ourselves becauseAmerica is not
  • 00:20:39.418 --> 00:20:43.121
  • just post-Christian.
  • 00:20:43.155 --> 00:20:44.556
  • America now is anti-Christian.
  • 00:20:44.589 --> 00:20:48.460
  • If you haven't picked that up,welcome back from Mars.
  • 00:20:48.493 --> 00:20:54.666
  • You say, "Well, how do you knowthat?"
  • 00:20:54.700 --> 00:20:59.638
  • Did Jesus speak love?
  • 00:20:59.671 --> 00:21:02.641
  • Hmm.
  • 00:21:02.674 --> 00:21:04.843
  • Did Jesus teach truth?
  • 00:21:04.876 --> 00:21:08.947
  • Did Jesus live pure?
  • 00:21:08.980 --> 00:21:12.884
  • What in the world happened tohim?
  • 00:21:12.918 --> 00:21:16.054
  • Huh.
  • 00:21:16.088 --> 00:21:17.689
  • You see, on that Passoverexperience, the Sanhedrin, the
  • 00:21:17.723 --> 00:21:22.961
  • Supreme Court of Israel-- and bythe way, Israel by far was the
  • 00:21:22.994 --> 00:21:26.298
  • most godly nation on the earthin the days of Jesus, period.
  • 00:21:26.331 --> 00:21:31.069
  • No nation was more godly.
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  • They knew about sin.
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  • They had the sacrificial system.
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  • They knew about the miraculousleadership in their life.
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  • They knew they were called byGod.
  • 00:21:38.276 --> 00:21:40.011
  • They were the most godly peopleon earth and they lived in their
  • 00:21:40.045 --> 00:21:43.248
  • theocracy by the principles ofthe Old Testament, interpreted
  • 00:21:43.281 --> 00:21:49.087
  • with the--et cetera.
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  • That's how they lived.
  • 00:21:50.589 --> 00:21:51.890
  • That's how the Supreme Court,the Sanhedrin operated.
  • 00:21:51.923 --> 00:21:54.993
  • But did you know Jesus who livedthe kind of life we're talking
  • 00:21:55.026 --> 00:21:58.196
  • about, the Supreme Courtsomehow-- I guess it was
  • 00:21:58.230 --> 00:22:03.468
  • postmodernism way back there inthe 1st century-- found him
  • 00:22:03.502 --> 00:22:07.439
  • guilty, right?
  • 00:22:07.472 --> 00:22:10.709
  • You know the Bible a little bit.
  • 00:22:10.742 --> 00:22:12.511
  • Found him guilty, Supreme Court.
  • 00:22:12.544 --> 00:22:14.946
  • Reinterpreted the law.
  • 00:22:14.980 --> 00:22:19.751
  • Well, on top of that, thepresident would be Pilate, who
  • 00:22:19.785 --> 00:22:23.722
  • was the commander in chief,represented Rome.
  • 00:22:23.755 --> 00:22:25.857
  • Pilate found no problem withhim.
  • 00:22:25.891 --> 00:22:28.059
  • He said, "This is an innocentman."
  • 00:22:28.093 --> 00:22:30.295
  • But Pilate had pressure fromRome and pressure from the
  • 00:22:30.328 --> 00:22:33.365
  • Jewish leadership.
  • 00:22:33.398 --> 00:22:34.733
  • And Pilate said, "Well, youknow, I hand him over."
  • 00:22:34.766 --> 00:22:39.037
  • Pressure.
  • 00:22:39.070 --> 00:22:40.639
  • What about the people?
  • 00:22:40.672 --> 00:22:42.073
  • Well, on Sunday when Jesus camein riding on the donkey on Palm
  • 00:22:42.107 --> 00:22:46.311
  • Sunday, man, they waved palmbranches and they said,
  • 00:22:46.344 --> 00:22:49.147
  • "Hosanna, Hosanna!
  • 00:22:49.181 --> 00:22:50.916
  • Blessed is he that comes in thename of the Lord.
  • 00:22:50.949 --> 00:22:53.985
  • This may be the Messiah.
  • 00:22:54.019 --> 00:22:55.654
  • Hosanna!"
  • 00:22:55.687 --> 00:22:56.988
  • That was on Sunday.
  • 00:22:57.022 --> 00:22:58.690
  • To show how divided the peoplewere in Israel, on Thursday they
  • 00:22:58.723 --> 00:23:03.228
  • said, "Crucify him!
  • 00:23:03.261 --> 00:23:04.830
  • Crucify!"
  • 00:23:04.863 --> 00:23:06.164
  • Sunday, "Hosanna!"
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  • Thursday, "Crucify!"
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  • The division we see of thepeople represented today by our
  • 00:23:10.969 --> 00:23:14.706
  • own House and Senate.
  • 00:23:14.739 --> 00:23:16.975
  • They get divided.
  • 00:23:17.008 --> 00:23:20.745
  • Not a perfect parallel, but Ithink we see it.
  • 00:23:20.779 --> 00:23:25.650
  • I think we see it.
  • 00:23:25.684 --> 00:23:28.787
  • Speak love, mmm, teach truth,live pure.
  • 00:23:28.820 --> 00:23:37.863
  • And ladies and gentlemen, blood,sweat, and tears will begin to
  • 00:23:37.896 --> 00:23:42.834
  • battle in our cultural war.
  • 00:23:42.868 --> 00:23:48.273
  • And guess what?
  • 00:23:48.306 --> 00:23:53.011
  • Jesus told us ever, ever soclearly.
  • 00:23:53.044 --> 00:24:02.387
  • John chapter 15, Jesus isspeaking.
  • 00:24:02.420 --> 00:24:06.057
  • Listen to this.
  • 00:24:06.091 --> 00:24:08.093
  • Jesus says, "If the world," theculture, "hates you, you know
  • 00:24:08.126 --> 00:24:14.900
  • that it hated me before it hatedyou," huh.
  • 00:24:14.933 --> 00:24:18.837
  • "If you were of the culture,the culture would
  • 00:24:18.870 --> 00:24:23.675
  • love its own," hmm.
  • 00:24:23.708 --> 00:24:26.278
  • Yet because you are not of theculture," countercultural
  • 00:24:26.311 --> 00:24:30.815
  • lifestyle, "but I chose you outof the culture, therefore the
  • 00:24:30.849 --> 00:24:37.422
  • culture hates you.
  • 00:24:37.455 --> 00:24:39.124
  • Remember the word that I said toyou: 'A servant is not greater
  • 00:24:39.157 --> 00:24:43.762
  • than his master.'
  • 00:24:43.795 --> 00:24:46.064
  • If they," the culture of theworld, "persecuted me," said
  • 00:24:46.097 --> 00:24:52.070
  • Jesus, "they will also persecuteyou."
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  • Want to sign up for the battlewe're in?
  • 00:25:04.583 --> 00:25:10.822
  • Get ready, blood, sweat, tears,to be persecuted.
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  • male announcer: For a limitedtime, Dr. Ed Young would like to
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  • send you a copy of his sermonseries, "Culture Clash."
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  • Ed Young: Ladies and gentlemen,we are in a war.
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  • male announcer: There's a battlegoing on for the moral fabric of
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  • our culture.
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  • The church, marriage, truth, andlife itself are all under attack
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  • by those who wish to remove Godfrom our world.
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  • Ed Young: They're seeking toredefine everything in
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  • our culture.
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  • male announcer: So how do westand strong in our faith and
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  • help turn the tide when ourculture seems lost?
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  • In his series, "Culture Clash,"Dr. Ed Young gives us the
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  • answers from God's Word to themoral crisis we face today.
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  • These uncompromising messageswill challenge you to stand up
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  • and help win our culture back toGod.
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  • To get the series, "CultureClash," call the number on your
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  • screen or go online atwinningwalk.org.
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  • Ed Young: In the battle for theheart, soul, and mind of
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  • America, what do we do?
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  • We learned today that we are tospeak love, teach truth,
  • 00:26:23.361 --> 00:26:27.632
  • live pure.
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  • You may be saying to yourself,"These instructions and beyond
  • 00:26:30.201 --> 00:26:33.238
  • anything I can live up to," andI wholeheartedly agree with you.
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  • But as children of God, we havethe capacity to live this kind
  • 00:26:37.809 --> 00:26:42.380
  • of countercultural lifestyle.
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  • He will restore in us that kindof passion we need.
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  • He will place in us, each of us,the kind of heart we need.
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  • And he will be with us just ashe promised, today, tomorrow,
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  • and for all eternity.
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  • Call the number on your screen.
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  • you as you stand against theculture in which you and I live.
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  • Please make plans to join usnext time as together we take on
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  • another step on the winningwalk, walking upstream against
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