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Abraham

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September 3, 2020
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Bible teaching with an emphasis on Israel; prophecy and the Jewish roots of Christianity.

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  • male announcer: Welcometo "Our Jewish Roots,"
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  • with insightful Bible teachingby Dr. Jeffrey Seif.
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  • In this program we see howa journey into an unforeseen
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  • future beganwith a step of faith,
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  • today on divine deliverance.
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  • announcer:From the beginning,
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  • our creator revealed hiswill to the common man.
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  • Individuals listened to hiscall and responded in obedience.
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  • From the first Hebrew, Avraham,to the culmination of salvation
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  • and Messiah himself, the Lordfaithfully intervenes
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  • with his divine deliverance.
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  • David Hart: We are so gladyou've joined us today.
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  • I'm David Hart.
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  • Kirsten Hart:I'm Kirsten Hart.
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  • Jeffrey Seif: I am Jeffrey Seif,and we are in for a treat.
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  • Deliverance.
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  • Anybody need any of that?
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  • Kirsten: All the time,and it's divine deliverance.
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  • So we're looking atmany different prototypes, yes,
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  • of Messiah andyou end with Messiah.
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  • He was the ultimatedivine Deliverer.
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  • Jeffrey: That's true,and he's here for us today.
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  • People worry a littlebecause of circumstance,
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  • but deliverance has beenaround for a few thousand years.
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  • It's going to bearound for a few more.
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  • Kirsten: And we're startingwith Abraham today.
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  • Jeffrey: Yes.
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  • David: You're not justteaching today,
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  • but we feel your passionin this series.
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  • We're excited about it.
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  • Jeffrey: Well, thank you.
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  • It's just really hardto mess this stuff up;
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  • to go into the Bible,look at these noteworthies.
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  • I know that you arereally going to be blessed.
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  • Not that I'm a blessingor we're a blessing, but--
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  • oh, for goodness sake, you know,
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  • just these Bible characters,their story is worth hearing.
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  • David: That's right.
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  • Right now let's go toour dramatic reenactment
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  • where Abraham entersthe land of Canaan.
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  • Sarai:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Abram:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Sarai:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Abram:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Sarai:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Abram:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • announcer: It had been a longjourney starting in Ur,
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  • and Abram took Sarai his wifeand Lot his brother's son
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  • and they followed the banksof the Euphrates River,
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  • migrating northwestpast Babylon to Haran.
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  • And now heading southinto Canaan,
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  • Abram stops in Bethel,where he builds an altar
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  • and calls upon the Lord.
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  • Abram:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Lot:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Abram:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Jeffrey:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • And he said,[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • the Lord,[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • to Abram,[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • "Go.Go."
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  • And with that, Avraham left aplace and he went to a place.
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  • The word Hebrew, by the way,comes from a word ibru,
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  • which means beyond the river.
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  • He was promptedto take a journey,
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  • and in so doing becamethe father of all
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  • who take a journey by faith.
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  • Jeffrey: In so many ways,like him, we who walk by faith
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  • roll the dice againstan uncertain future.
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  • I say that because Avrahamwent to a world he knew not of,
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  • hadn't been there before;driven in effect by an impulse,
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  • an impulse that prompted himto begin in so many ways
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  • the story of deliverance.
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  • God's plan interestinglyinhabits the mind and the heart
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  • of a man, and he's beckoned togo forth and inhabit and develop
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  • a nation, a specific place.
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  • It's interesting,it seems to me.
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  • Again, it's a popular textin Genesis 12.
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  • The Lord says to him,"Get going.
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  • Go out from your land."
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  • You go out from a place,which is very,
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  • very, very hard to do.
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  • We tend to hold on to security.
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  • Throwing the diceagainst an uncertain future,
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  • taking leave and goingon a journey is an act,
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  • particularly in a time in theancient world where the average
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  • person didn't travel 75 milesfrom their place of birth
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  • in the course of a lifetime.
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  • Imagine that.
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  • It's hard to retro jack backinto the ancient world because
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  • we get around, we travel,but Avraham took that leap.
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  • He goes to a placehe doesn't have kinfolk.
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  • We don't have pre-establishedwebs of relationship.
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  • What do we have?
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  • We have a voice, and thatvoice beckons him onward.
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  • People talk aboutthe call of God.
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  • We hear that vocatioin Latin, the voice.
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  • And it's where we getthe word vocation.
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  • We feel inclined to do somethingwith our life
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  • because we hear a voice.
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  • What's interesting, by the way,we hear God leading Avraham
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  • to a place, to some space, butwe see as well in the literature
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  • that Avraham erects a mizbeachin Hebrew, an altar we call it.
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  • It's interesting in the worldtoday in popular English
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  • we talk about altar calls; youknow, being called to the altar,
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  • and we think that's justclassical Christian language.
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  • Well, to be sure, it is languageof deliverance that is employed
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  • in a Christian context.
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  • But what if--like so much elseof what we call Christian,
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  • what if we have rootsin the Jews?
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  • We're all about looking at thegood news through the eyes
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  • of the Jews, and here we beginthe story of deliverance
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  • by noting a man who hearsGod's voice.
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  • His life and circumstancesare transformed in the process,
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  • and he goes on a journey and hefinds an altar along the way.
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  • May that not just be his story,but may it be our story as well.
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  • announcer: And the Lordsaid unto Abram,
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  • "Lift up thine eyes and lookfrom the place where thou art
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  • northward and southwardand eastward and westward;
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  • for all the landwhich thou seest,
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  • to thee will I give itunto thy seed forever."
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  • Abram:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Jeffrey: Secular people havetrouble understandably so
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  • with the language,"And God told me."
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  • I mean, is he yellingfrom heaven?
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  • What does that actually mean?
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  • Those that hearthe voice of God,
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  • do the eardrums vibrate?
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  • The word secular comes from theLatin word meaning of this age,
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  • and I understand that there canbe trouble with understanding
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  • what the Jews referred toas bat kol,
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  • the daughter of the voice; orto use New Testament language,
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  • that still small voice.
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  • Well, the secular peoplehave trouble with that,
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  • but religious peoplehave trouble with this.
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  • When we look in the Bible,people have an understanding
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  • of walking by faith, yes,but here it's to go to the land
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  • that I will show you.
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  • He says at the end of the verse,he says--the Lord says
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  • that I will show youa particular place,
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  • land specifically.
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  • People of faith--of theChristian faith have trouble
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  • understanding that whenwe read the Hebrew Bible,
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  • there is a territorial dimensionto it.
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  • What do I mean by that?
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  • Well, never mind meon the front end.
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  • Professor W.D. Daviesat Duke University spoke
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  • of the territorial dimensionto the Old Testament promise,
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  • that Avraham is promiseda place, land, boundaries.
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  • Whereas by way ofcontradistinction to
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  • the newer testament, believersare told that we get our reward,
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  • the place that we're led tois in heaven.
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  • That our common wealth is there.
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  • But we look in the Hebrew Bible,the common wealth is here
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  • to an actual place, to a space.
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  • People that have troublewith that, I think,
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  • would do well to considerthat even if you don't
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  • understand it we should abide itbecause it is so very explicit
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  • in the literature, which is onereason why it makes no sense
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  • to me to argue that the Jewswere not given the Promised Land
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  • because it's so very,very explicit.
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  • It's not tacit, it's notinferred, it is explicit.
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  • Beyond that, another reason whyit doesn't make sense to me
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  • is the truth of the matter isredemption has to inhabit space.
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  • God shows himself in the worldby what he does in the world
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  • so people can see his powerand purpose is attested
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  • through what he doeswith the people in a land.
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  • It's not just loftyreligious principles.
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  • And for those that mighthave trouble with that,
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  • and I know that a lot of peoplewho name the name of the Lord
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  • do, it's the same that'strue in the newer testament.
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  • That is to say the Holy Spiritenters into a person and makes
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  • God's will in ways known throughwhat the divine inhabits.
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  • People can see deliverance fromsomeone who's been delivered.
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  • Explicitly, the Lord saysin the Johannine gospel,
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  • "The wind blows where it willsand you hear the sound of it,
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  • but you don't know when it goesor whether it goes.
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  • So it is with everyonewho is born of the Spirit."
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  • We can see that by virtueof God taking residence in,
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  • people can see transformation,power,
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  • or kind of newnessand be beckoned, perhaps,
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  • to seek outthe source themselves.
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  • We live in a world todaywith so many problems.
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  • It's such a bad news world.
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  • The question is, is thereany good news?
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  • Can God do somethingin the world?
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  • We do well to tell our storyof what he's done in our world,
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  • what he's led us to, and wegive voice to that and we tell
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  • people, "The God who led me,the God who saved me,
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  • the God who delivered me, theGod who's manifest in the earth
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  • and in my earth, you know what?
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  • He can show himself powerfulin yours."
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  • Right now, let's continue withAbraham's story as he receives
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  • a promising word from a vision.
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  • announcer:After these things,
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  • the Word of the Lord cameunto Abram in a vision, saying,
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  • "Fear not, Abram.I am thy shield.
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  • Your reward will beexceedingly great."
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  • Abram:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Sarai:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Abram:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Abram:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jeffrey: She wasn't a happycamper now, was she?
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  • I get it.
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  • Truth be known.
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  • Things didn't seemto be working out.
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  • It's embarrassing too to have ahusband whose name is father
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  • of the nation, but he doesn'tseem to be getting on
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  • with the nation-making business.
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  • In antiquity, particularlythe women
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  • would have borne scorn for that.
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  • It would be construedas some kind of curse.
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  • Why is she getting in the way ofall this all things being equal?
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  • Blessing is attested among otherthings through bearing children,
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  • and year after year she came upwith nothing.
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  • We're told in verse 15--chapter 15, rather,
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  • the Lord comesto Avraham in a vision.
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  • People that have troublewith Abram hearing God's voice
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  • similarly can say, "What doyou mean he had a vision?
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  • This is stuff--people arein mental hospital wards
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  • for hearing voicesand seeing visions."
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  • I should say, by the way,not that I feel particularly
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  • compelled to offeran apologetic for that.
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  • If you look at Jesus,he was a storyteller,
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  • and stories in effectcast visions on the mind.
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  • They paint on the mindso people can see.
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  • Now, he has a vision whereinhe hears the Lord saying,
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  • "Don't fear."
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  • And he says, "I will beyour great reward."
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  • It's very interesting.
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  • Well, Avraham is promisedthat there will in effect be
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  • a payday; that is, that thingsare going to work out.
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  • It might not seem so,but God's power is made manifest
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  • in human weakness.
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  • He's beckoned out.
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  • He looks at the heavens.
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  • Majestic are they.
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  • City dwellers don't see themso much.
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  • Everything is just obfuscated.
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  • It's hidden behind cloudsand smog.
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  • Well, Avraham is out thereand he hears that voice,
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  • and that voice says, "Sowill your descendants be,"
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  • as big of all of that.
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  • And what happens?
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  • We're told that Avraham,he believed it.
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  • Now, the word in Hebrewis the word omaine.
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  • And church folks say,"Amen, brother.
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  • You know, that's good preaching.
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  • I think that's true."
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  • And oftentimes to say amento something is,
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  • "Yes, that's my understanding.Amen.
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  • I believe that doctrine.
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  • I believe that truth."
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  • Well, say amen to that; but thisisn't just believing a doctrine,
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  • this is believing at the core.
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  • You know, faith is the assuranceof things hoped for.
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  • It's the convictionof things not seen.
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  • A lot of times people think thatfaith and promises,
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  • all that's the stuffof younger people.
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  • These guys have been on SocialSecurity for a few years by now.
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  • They have their AARP card.
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  • Sometimes as we get older--and I'm 62.
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  • I'm talking about myself,not you.
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  • We tend to think that God'spromises and blessings
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  • and newness, it comesto the young.
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  • Well, if that's whatyou're thinking,
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  • consider that even for you Godcan conceivably have a reward.
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  • What happened here isAvraham believed that.
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  • He amened it in Hebrew.
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  • He said amen, and it wasreckoned to him
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  • as righteousness.
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  • There's anotherHebrew word for that,
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  • tzedakah; to be righteous.
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  • There's something cleansing,there's something religious,
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  • there's something noteworthywhen someone lays hold
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  • of the promise andthey believe it.
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  • It clears away the clouds.
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  • Oh, friends, would it be thatwe walk by faith and not
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  • by circumstance and we then canenter into the hall of fame?
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  • The author of Hebrewsspeaks of the faith walkers,
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  • and our man Abraham and his wifeSarah are there in the list.
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  • And may we join them to bepart of the great cloud
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  • of testimonies that give voiceto the fact that God is
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  • in the world and he bringsabout deliverance.
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  • Kirsten: If there's a wordfor today--for today's program,
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  • I would pick faith.
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  • Am I off on that?
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  • Jeffrey: No.
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  • And if there's a word fortoday that's so necessary,
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  • it's faith to believe Godfor the future.
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  • Yes.
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  • Kirsten: And walking by faithnot by sight,
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  • that's exactly whatAbraham had to do and Sarai,
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  • Sarah, had to do that walkinginto a new land
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  • that they'd never experienced.
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  • They didn't knowwhere they were going.
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  • Jeffrey: No.
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  • And that's really toughwhen you think about it.
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  • We like to know wherewe're going, but he didn't.
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  • You know, he's just kind ofreaching with uncertainty
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  • into the future, but Godknew where he was going.
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  • Kirsten: And we talk about thisall the time too with Abraham
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  • and Isaac, to be toldto sacrifice your son.
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  • That was somethingthat the other gods did.
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  • They sacrificed children.
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  • But this God, you know,God of the Hebrews--
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  • the new Hebrews to do that,that's very strange request,
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  • isn't it?
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  • Jeffrey: It seems to me;yes, of course,
  • 00:20:49.998 --> 00:20:51.300
  • but it's a later storywith Abraham, with Isaac.
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  • But one of the things--theupshot of that is it clarifies
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  • in the literature that Hebrewsdon't do that sort of thing
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  • as distinct from othersroundabout.
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  • The way to play diet--deity, rather,
  • 00:21:01.143 --> 00:21:04.112
  • in antiquity was to give ussomething special.
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  • What can be more specialthan your own children?
  • 00:21:06.648 --> 00:21:08.583
  • But one of the things that isapparent in biblical literature
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  • is God says, "No,that's not the way.
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  • I will provide a sacrifice."
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  • And isn't that the God's honesttruth in the person of Yeshua?
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  • David: I think faith isthrough this whole series
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  • that you'll be teaching.
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  • Who else will we behearing about?
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  • Jeffrey: Oh goodness, allthese noteworthies in the Bible.
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  • I mean, it's--Cecil B. DeMillesaid,
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  • "Give me any two pages,
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  • I can give you anepic motion picture."
  • 00:21:30.072 --> 00:21:31.606
  • And you're going to beseeing epic pictures,
  • 00:21:31.640 --> 00:21:33.742
  • by the way; Isaac andDavid and Moses and all these
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  • noteworthies, and we're goingto see how faith is
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  • the scarlet thread--I'm thinkingof what you're wearing,
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  • by the way.
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  • It's the scarlet thread thatruns through the literature.
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  • Kirsten: And they're prototypes,if you will, of Messiah that's--
  • 00:21:47.489 --> 00:21:50.459
  • they're each a littledivine deliverer.
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  • There's divine deliverancein each of the people
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  • that you picked.
  • 00:21:54.563 --> 00:21:56.331
  • Jeffrey: Yeah,there surely is.
  • 00:21:56.365 --> 00:21:57.733
  • I think it's important toremember that God is
  • 00:21:57.766 --> 00:21:59.201
  • into the deliverance business,and that's so true for you,
  • 00:21:59.234 --> 00:22:03.472
  • for me, for we that--andit's not just saving our souls,
  • 00:22:03.505 --> 00:22:07.409
  • it's saving our lives.
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  • And people fear.
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  • I get that.
  • 00:22:10.779 --> 00:22:12.414
  • But as we open up the pagesof biblical literature,
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  • we see a good Godwho loves his people,
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  • who makes a way as they reachinto the future by faith.
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  • David: It's from Avrahamto Yeshua.
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  • Yes.
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  • But to your point, by the way,Abraham lived a part of his life
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  • in [speaking in Hebrew]
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  • the land of Canaan, and we livea part of our lives--
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  • as we read the Bible, people arealready there intellectually,
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  • Why not materially?
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  • That's a great way to get itall together before
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  • we go meet our maker.
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  • Kirsten: And next week--whoare we learning about next week?
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  • Kirsten: The promised son.
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