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July 21, 2020
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  • Allen Jackson: Hey, it's PastorAllen, it's good to be with
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  • you again.
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  • We've changed our productionschedule a little bit here, this
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  • is a unique season, from covidto the disruption in our
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  • streets, to the fear andconfusion, the chaos.
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  • I don't know that we've everlived together quite through a
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  • season like this, so we'vechanged our pattern, we're
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  • having church right now outsideand you'll see, these sermons
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  • are something we've been doingoutside together.
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  • We wanted you to see what we'redoing as a community of faith.
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  • It's too important a time for usnot to stand together, so if it
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  • looks like we're outdoors, weare.
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  • If it looks like I'm sweating,that's just the anointing of God
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  • upon my life, that's notTennessee humidity, I promise.
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  • It is an important time to hearwhat God is saying to us, we're
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  • not just going to church anddoing Bible studies, we're
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  • listening to the spirit of Godso we can respond, in this
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  • season, in a timely way, to whatGod is saying to us.
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  • We're walking through a studyright now on, "Whatever Happened
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  • To Sin," this particular sessionis around, "God Is Our Father."
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  • If you don't get to see everydaily broadcast, you can go to
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  • the website, AllenJackson.com,you can see the whole
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  • thing there.
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  • Most importantly, I want you toknow you're not alone, God is
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  • leading us, he's not the authorof fear, he's the author of
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  • strength and confidence, and apathway forward.
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  • Get out your Bible, open yourheart, God has something for
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  • us today.
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  • Allen Jackson: The topic thisweek was, "What Happened To
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  • Sin," where'd it go?
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  • And where'd they put it?
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  • And who decided we can get ridof it?
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  • It's just not very fashionableany longer, it doesn't hardly
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  • even seem safe to talk about it,people get kinda quiet and timid
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  • and reluctant.
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  • The good news is there's asolution for it but sin is a
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  • problem to the human race, andif we ignore it and don't talk
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  • about it, it'll overwhelm us.
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  • So for this particular session,we're going to talk about "God
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  • Is Our Father."
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  • The fatherhood of God is afundamental revelation in
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  • Scripture, but I'd like to layalongside of that a statement
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  • that I've been making now forseveral weeks and months,
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  • actually, that there's a battletaking place for the heart and
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  • soul of our nation.
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  • I think we were awakened to itin a new way not too long ago
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  • with the announcement of a virusthat was coming our way from
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  • Wuhan, China, and we didn't havemuch data about it, there was
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  • very little science and a lot offear, and they were talking
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  • about as many as a million of usmight not survive.
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  • And so we went home and thenthey would talked about supply
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  • chains being interrupted, weweren't sure we were gonna get
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  • food, remember when that was areal terrible fear?
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  • We were hoarding everything,toilet paper, God forbid we'd
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  • run out.
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  • And we weathered that crisis andit seems like there's been a
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  • crisis du jour for week afterweek after week after week.
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  • And now, I don't believe we'refinished yet, I think there
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  • truly is a battle underway forthe heart and our soul of
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  • nation, because in thisparticular season of human
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  • history, we occupy unique placeamongst the nations of
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  • the world.
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  • And I really think the culpritbeneath it all, we can identify
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  • symptoms, and the challenge ofthe week, and the threat of the
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  • day, but I really think theunderlying root of it is the
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  • spirit of antichrist at work, todiminish the place that
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  • historically, we've given toJesus of Nazareth as a people.
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  • It's the word of God and theJesus-perspective that's defined
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  • our legal system, our academicsystem, it's been the
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  • underpinnings of our socialstructures.
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  • If there are any good thingsthat have come to us as a people
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  • in terms of liberty and justiceand freedom and opportunity and
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  • the blessings of God, they havecome because of our willingness
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  • to acknowledge Jesus of Nazarethas Christ, then serve him as
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  • Lord and king.
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  • And if our children andgrandchildren are gonna know
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  • freedoms and liberties andopportunities in abundance, and
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  • the blessings of God, it will bebecause this generation makes
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  • that choice for ourselves.
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  • We will not hand that legacy offunless we make that choice for
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  • ourselves; we're reaping thebenefits of what previous
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  • generations have done.
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  • So the only authority I reallyhave for this presentation, or
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  • any I make, is Scripture.
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  • If we will listen to God, theBible gives us not a collection
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  • of Bible stories, but it has avery specific purpose: to give
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  • us a revelation of the characterand the nature of God, that's
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  • the goal of Scripture.
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  • We learn stories and characters,but the objective is that God's
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  • character is made known to us,the big picture idea of the
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  • Bible is: there is a God and hecan be known, you can know who
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  • he is.
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  • So the Scripture represents tous a learning opportunity, it's
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  • not presented to us as a menuwhere you can choose the
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  • chapters you like or the phrasesthat intrigued you.
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  • It's given to us for ourpreparation, for our
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  • information, ultimately, for ourillumination, because every one
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  • of us, as God's creation, havean appointment before
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  • our creator.
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  • And in mercy and grace, God hasgiven his word to help us
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  • be prepared.
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  • There are some essentialcomponents of that revelation.
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  • Fundamental to the story, isthat obedience is part of the
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  • plan, yes, Almighty God expectsobedience from humanity, it's
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  • not a subtle theme of Scripture,it is the overwhelming theme
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  • of Scripture.
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  • God expects obedience from us,we're introduced to that in the
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  • earliest chapters.
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  • In fact, the first chapters ofthe Bible, we meet the first
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  • human beings God created, Adamand Eve.
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  • He put them in a garden, he gavethem authority over it all, he
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  • said enjoy it, it's for yourpleasure, in fact, I give you
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  • dominion over it, but he gavethem a couple boundaries that
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  • they couldn't cross, and whatdid they do?
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  • They rebelled and God expelledthem from the garden, they
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  • brought a curse upon themselves.
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  • God expects obedience from theopening chapters of the Bible,
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  • Adam and Eve's offspring, Cainand Abel, two brothers.
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  • God gave them instructions, onecomplied, one didn't, one even
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  • murdered his brother, God spokea curse on Cain.
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  • Noah's generation, before we getout of the opening chapters of
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  • Genesis, an entire generation ofpeople, because of their
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  • rebellion to God, areannihilated; only eight people,
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  • Noah and his family, are savedthrough that Ark project thing.
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  • We like it, it's kinda funbecause of the animals, but I'm
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  • thinking it's a prettyintimidating story.
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  • God expects obedience.
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  • Again, it's not a subtle thingin Scripture, and if you imagine
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  • yourself to be a Christfollower, you've got to grapple
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  • with this notion.
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  • Obedience is part of the plan,blessings of God are included in
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  • the plan, but just as much asthe blessings and the goodness
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  • and the grace of God areincluded, so are the discipline
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  • and the judgment of God.
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  • You can't embrace the blessingswithout embracing the discipline
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  • and the judgment; again, it'snot some minor theme.
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  • The distinctive characteristicof humanity is God breathed his
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  • spirit into us and we've beengiven a choice, we've been given
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  • instructions but we have achoice to cooperate with God
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  • or not.
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  • And the Bible gives us somevery-very direct prompts, there
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  • are words like pay attention,listen carefully, fully obey.
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  • Isaiah 28:23, "Listen and hearmy voice, pay attention and hear
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  • what I say."
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  • Exodus 15, "If you listencarefully to the voice of the
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  • Lord and do what's right in hiseyes, if you pay attention to
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  • his commands and keep all of hisdecrees," not the convenient
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  • ones, not the ones you like.
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  • "If you pay attention and keepall of his decrees it will go
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  • with you."
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  • Deuteronomy 15, "If only youfully obey the Lord your God."
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  • Again, this isn't a menu whereyou can check off the items
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  • you like.
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  • One of the most intriguingcompliments in all the Bible, to
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  • me, is given in the NewTestament but it's about an Old
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  • Testament character.
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  • Acts 13, it makes this statementabout King David.
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  • It says that, "God testifiedconcerning David, 'I have found
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  • David, the son of Jesse, a manafter my own heart, he will do
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  • everything I want him to do.'"
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  • I can't think of a greaterlegacy for your life or mine
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  • then to have God say of us we dowhatever he asks us to do.
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  • Every one of us, at some level,in some part of our lives this
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  • morning, I suspect, is engagedin a debate with God.
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  • He's inviting you towardssomething and you're not sure
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  • you want to comply, he's askingyou to consider obedience at a
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  • level that you have beenreluctant to be obedient, I
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  • would encourage you today tomake a decision before you get
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  • out of the rain.
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  • To say, "God, I chooseobedience.
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  • Forgive me for the stubbornnessof my heart."
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  • Stop justifying yourself, stopexcusing your rebellion, you'll
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  • never compose an argument thatis so convincing that you'll get
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  • God to agree with you in yourrebellion.
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  • Humanity has a problem, we meetthe problem in the first
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  • chapters of Genesis, it's theproblem with sin, and there's
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  • two things we should know aboutsin.
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  • It's universal, it is terminalfor every human being.
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  • Now that's a problem, we've allbeen infected and it's terminal,
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  • nobody escapes unless there's amoderator or a mediator.
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  • And sin is crazy contagious,we've been talking a lot about
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  • covid-19 lately, and it'sfatality rates, which have been
  • 00:11:00.318 --> 00:11:04.456
  • increasingly--the numbers havebeen in our favor, but the
  • 00:11:04.489 --> 00:11:09.194
  • contagiousness of it is theproblem, but sin is far more
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  • contagious than covid-19; beingin the presence of people who
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  • are ungodly opens all of ourlives to that.
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  • Romans chapter 5, in verse 12,says, "Just as through one man,
  • 00:11:20.805 --> 00:11:23.875
  • sin entered the world, and deaththrough sin, so death spread to
  • 00:11:23.908 --> 00:11:27.212
  • all men because all sinned."
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  • That notion that it's spread, wepass it from one to the other,
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  • we're born with a sin problem.
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  • The good news is, Godintervened, he's provided
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  • a solution.
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  • It's not about our good works,or our ability to quote the
  • 00:11:37.922 --> 00:11:41.092
  • right things, I like it when Godprovide sound effects, he's
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  • gonna thunder the best points,you want to make notes of
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  • those, okay?
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  • Romans 5, in verse 1, "Sincewe've been justified through
  • 00:11:49.801 --> 00:11:53.538
  • faith, we have peace with God,"because we joined "World
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  • Outreach Church."
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  • No, it says, "We have peace withGod through our Lord Jesus
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  • Christ, but God demonstrates hisown love for us in this; While
  • 00:12:02.380 --> 00:12:06.618
  • we were sinners, Christ died forus.
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  • We have now," now is a timingword, now, that's appropriate to
  • 00:12:09.087 --> 00:12:12.657
  • every generation, "Now, we havebeen justified by his blood, how
  • 00:12:12.690 --> 00:12:17.028
  • much more will we be saved fromGod's wrath through him?"
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  • God's wrath is going to bedemonstrated upon all rebels,
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  • church won't protect you,architecture won't protect you,
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  • your good deeds or yourfinancial resources won't
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  • protect you, but we can bejustified before God through the
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  • blood of Jesus Christ.
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  • It's the message we have to theworld: that there's a
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  • transformation available fromthe inside out; our character
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  • can be transformed, our desirescan be transformed, our
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  • behaviors are influenced.
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  • Christianity is not effectivefrom the outside in, it starts
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  • from within us and works out.
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  • You can't tell if we're goodChristians by the clothing we
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  • have on or the makeup we do orwe don't wear, our faith is
  • 00:12:57.402 --> 00:13:02.907
  • determined by the fruit of ourlives, the transformation of our
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  • character, God has intervenedthat we can have peace with God
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  • to mediate our sin problem.
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  • I thought we ought to unpack alittle bit of God's attitude
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  • towards family, it's not toopopular these days, it's not
  • 00:13:15.153 --> 00:13:21.159
  • catching many headlines, it'snot getting a lot of momentum in
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  • the media, not even tooappreciated by our Supreme
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  • Court, but it's a part of God'sRevelation.
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  • Did you know that family wasGod's idea?
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  • The opening chapters of theBible, God established the
  • 00:13:35.273 --> 00:13:38.309
  • notion of family.
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  • In fact, there's a bigger ideayou should be aware of.
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  • The introductory chapters of thebook of Genesis, those first 11
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  • chapters, are universal innature.
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  • When we get to Genesis chapter12, we meet a man by the name of
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  • Abram and the tone of the storychanges completely; God begins
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  • the development of a peopleunique to himself.
  • 00:13:56.361 --> 00:13:58.930
  • And from Genesis chapter 12through the end of the book of
  • 00:13:59.197 --> 00:14:01.766
  • Revelation, the center of thepurposes of God in the earth are
  • 00:14:01.799 --> 00:14:06.237
  • the people of God.
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  • Now what defines them andcharacterizes them changes a bit
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  • as you walk through the seasons,but for the first 11 chapters of
  • 00:14:10.608 --> 00:14:14.846
  • Genesis, God is dealing with usin terms of universal concepts,
  • 00:14:14.879 --> 00:14:19.050
  • global themes, and they reallyset the tone for the whole book.
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  • You'll recognize these, theBible begins with, "In the
  • 00:14:24.188 --> 00:14:26.791
  • beginning, God."
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  • There's no explanation for whereGod came from, the Bible deals
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  • with God and his dealings withAdam and his descendants on
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  • planet Earth, that's all that'sthere.
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  • Well, there's some hints aboutsome other things but the
  • 00:14:41.406 --> 00:14:44.509
  • information is inadequate,there's not sufficient
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  • information for us to completethe picture, it deals with the
  • 00:14:46.711 --> 00:14:50.815
  • reality of God and humanity,whom he created.
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  • It says, "God created theheavens and the earth,"
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  • first verses.
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  • That, "God has authority overall creation," that, "God
  • 00:15:00.291 --> 00:15:04.896
  • established boundaries, notsimply for the seas, but for all
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  • living things includinghumanity."
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  • It's clearly established inthose opening chapters of
  • 00:15:13.037 --> 00:15:15.406
  • Genesis that God is the judge ofall the Earth.
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  • Now here's the key: If you and Iwill accept these as they're
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  • presented, as they unfold in thenarrative, the remainder of the
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  • book will come into focus.
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  • If you reject those notionsabout God, if you reject that
  • 00:15:29.520 --> 00:15:32.857
  • there is a God, if you rejectthat he's the creator of all
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  • things, if you reject hisauthority, if you reject his
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  • boundaries then the balance ofthat book is gonna remain a
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  • mystery to you; so there's somefundamental adjustments in
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  • our hearts.
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  • My collegiate career began inthe sciences, biology and
  • 00:15:48.006 --> 00:15:52.076
  • chemistry and physics, Iunderstand the battles to simply
  • 00:15:52.110 --> 00:15:55.513
  • say, "I believe God created theheavens and the earth."
  • 00:15:55.546 --> 00:15:58.950
  • In fact, I interact with peopleoften, frequently, that'll say
  • 00:15:58.983 --> 00:16:01.119
  • to me, "Pastor, it's just hardwith me, with my education, to
  • 00:16:01.152 --> 00:16:03.221
  • believe that God created theheaven and the Earth."
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  • Well, bless your pointed head.
  • 00:16:06.290 --> 00:16:11.596
  • Somewhere along the way, Icrossed a bridge, I just decided
  • 00:16:11.629 --> 00:16:14.999
  • God was smarter than me.
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  • I didn't check my brain at thedoor, I'm grateful for our
  • 00:16:16.401 --> 00:16:21.005
  • intellect, I love to learn, Ilike to study, I like logic, I
  • 00:16:21.039 --> 00:16:24.375
  • like both sides of the equationto balance.
  • 00:16:24.409 --> 00:16:27.879
  • In fact, you need your brain tobe a Christ follower, you need
  • 00:16:27.912 --> 00:16:31.282
  • more than your emotions, butfolks, something bigger than us
  • 00:16:31.315 --> 00:16:36.821
  • and smarter than us and morepowerful than us is in charge
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  • and we have a revelation of whohe is and it might be in our
  • 00:16:41.626 --> 00:16:44.695
  • best interest to pay attentionto his instructions.
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  • There's a choice which has beenplaced before us and the
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  • question of the moment, and infact, the question of every
  • 00:16:50.968 --> 00:16:53.271
  • moment of your existence andmine, is what are we going to do
  • 00:16:53.304 --> 00:16:56.274
  • about God?
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  • I'm grateful you've made aGod-decision years ago to be a
  • 00:16:57.675 --> 00:17:00.845
  • Christ follower, you made aprofession of faith, maybe
  • 00:17:00.878 --> 00:17:03.581
  • you've even been baptized in amore formal way then what you
  • 00:17:03.614 --> 00:17:06.184
  • received this morning.
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  • Good, but the question of theday is what are we going to do
  • 00:17:07.552 --> 00:17:12.957
  • about God?
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  • Will you yield to him as thecreator of all things?
  • 00:17:14.325 --> 00:17:16.761
  • As the judge of all the earth?
  • 00:17:16.794 --> 00:17:18.763
  • The one with the wisdom and thepower to establish boundaries?
  • 00:17:18.796 --> 00:17:23.167
  • The alternative to the decisionis far more prevalent, it's to
  • 00:17:23.201 --> 00:17:28.172
  • place yourself in the positionof ultimate authority, to rebel,
  • 00:17:28.206 --> 00:17:32.844
  • reject God's authority, declareyourself the one who was the
  • 00:17:32.877 --> 00:17:36.247
  • ultimate prognosticator of rightand wrong, God has given you
  • 00:17:36.280 --> 00:17:40.318
  • that freedom; but in his love,he has warned us, clearly and
  • 00:17:40.351 --> 00:17:46.624
  • repetitively of theconsequences.
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  • Be certain of this, we're notthe first generation to descend
  • 00:17:50.862 --> 00:17:54.398
  • into more widespread rebellionagainst God.
  • 00:17:54.432 --> 00:17:56.534
  • Reading through the book ofJudges, the covenant people of
  • 00:17:56.567 --> 00:17:58.636
  • God, living in the land that hepromised to them, no central
  • 00:17:58.669 --> 00:18:01.672
  • government, God is theiroverseer, it's a theocracy.
  • 00:18:01.706 --> 00:18:05.076
  • No capital city, no formalbureaucracy of any kind, God
  • 00:18:05.743 --> 00:18:10.248
  • raises up leaders when they needthem, but generation after
  • 00:18:10.281 --> 00:18:13.084
  • generation after generation, thepattern is the same.
  • 00:18:13.117 --> 00:18:16.687
  • "For a period of 400 years," itsays that, "The people of God
  • 00:18:16.988 --> 00:18:20.158
  • rebelled against him."
  • 00:18:20.191 --> 00:18:21.492
  • They would delve headlong intowickedness and immorality,
  • 00:18:21.526 --> 00:18:26.864
  • and ungodliness.
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  • Folks, we're not the firstgeneration to see this struggle,
  • 00:18:28.232 --> 00:18:33.437
  • but the solution comes when, oneat a time, individual at a time,
  • 00:18:33.471 --> 00:18:37.775
  • family at any time, we choose tosubmit ourselves to the
  • 00:18:37.808 --> 00:18:41.179
  • authority of God in humility andrepentance.
  • 00:18:41.212 --> 00:18:43.748
  • What is going to be said of ourgeneration?
  • 00:18:43.781 --> 00:18:46.317
  • We won't be defined for long inthe annals of history by our
  • 00:18:48.219 --> 00:18:51.455
  • vacation homes, our bankbalances or our degrees earned,
  • 00:18:51.489 --> 00:18:55.726
  • but if we choose to the honorthe creator of heaven and earth
  • 00:18:55.760 --> 00:19:00.698
  • there'll be an outcome both intime and for all eternity that
  • 00:19:00.731 --> 00:19:03.467
  • you'll never regret.
  • 00:19:03.501 --> 00:19:05.803
  • Have the courage to be unique,have the courage to choose
  • 00:19:05.836 --> 00:19:09.874
  • godliness, have the boldness tochoose holiness and purity.
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  • Amen.
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  • When there's no thunder, youhave to do the amens, okay?
  • 00:19:21.852 --> 00:19:24.555
  • Come on, you need to help me alittle bit, okay?
  • 00:19:24.589 --> 00:19:29.860
  • Ah.
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  • In the first chapter of ourBible, in Genesis chapter 1, God
  • 00:19:31.262 --> 00:19:35.266
  • established marriage.
  • 00:19:35.299 --> 00:19:36.634
  • Genesis 1:26, "God said, 'Let usmake man in our image, in our
  • 00:19:36.667 --> 00:19:40.838
  • likeness, let them rule over thefish in the sea, and the birds
  • 00:19:40.871 --> 00:19:43.741
  • of the air, and over thelivestock, and over all the
  • 00:19:43.774 --> 00:19:45.743
  • earth, and over all thecreatures that move along
  • 00:19:45.776 --> 00:19:47.578
  • the ground.'
  • 00:19:47.612 --> 00:19:48.946
  • So God created man in his ownimage, in the image of God, he
  • 00:19:48.980 --> 00:19:52.683
  • created him; male and female, hecreated them."
  • 00:19:52.717 --> 00:19:55.119
  • Chapter 2 gives us a littlefurther explanation of the
  • 00:19:57.021 --> 00:19:59.824
  • creation narrative.
  • 00:19:59.857 --> 00:20:01.158
  • It says, "For Adam there was nosuitable helper found, so the
  • 00:20:01.192 --> 00:20:03.728
  • Lord caused man to fall into adeep sleep and while he was
  • 00:20:03.761 --> 00:20:06.597
  • sleeping, he took one of theman's ribs and closed up the
  • 00:20:06.631 --> 00:20:10.468
  • place with the flesh, and theLord God made a woman from the
  • 00:20:10.501 --> 00:20:13.070
  • rib he had taken out of the man,and he brought her to man.
  • 00:20:13.104 --> 00:20:16.207
  • And the man said, 'This is nowbone of my bones and flesh of my
  • 00:20:16.240 --> 00:20:18.909
  • flesh, she'll be called woman,for she was taken out of man.
  • 00:20:18.943 --> 00:20:22.580
  • And for this reason, a man willleave his father and mother, and
  • 00:20:22.613 --> 00:20:25.049
  • be united to his wife, and theywill become one flesh.'"
  • 00:20:25.082 --> 00:20:30.288
  • Did you know marriage was God'sidea?
  • 00:20:30.321 --> 00:20:32.723
  • He defined it for us in theopening chapters of our Bible,
  • 00:20:32.757 --> 00:20:38.329
  • he didn't ask our opinion, hedidn't call a vote, he didn't
  • 00:20:38.362 --> 00:20:43.234
  • have a poll.
  • 00:20:43.267 --> 00:20:44.568
  • As the designer and the creatorof all things, it's a part of
  • 00:20:44.602 --> 00:20:49.440
  • his establishment.
  • 00:20:49.473 --> 00:20:50.775
  • Now, you don't have to complyany more than we have to comply
  • 00:20:50.808 --> 00:20:54.478
  • with the other principles thatGod gives us, but if we want the
  • 00:20:54.512 --> 00:20:58.316
  • best that our journey throughtime has to offer and we want
  • 00:20:58.349 --> 00:21:01.919
  • the blessings of God and thefavor of God, it's consistent
  • 00:21:01.952 --> 00:21:05.556
  • with the story of Scripture thatwe take his counsel.
  • 00:21:05.589 --> 00:21:08.726
  • Now, I know some of you preferthe New Testament, there's some
  • 00:21:10.394 --> 00:21:13.030
  • New Testament components to thisrevelation, they're not very
  • 00:21:13.064 --> 00:21:15.766
  • popular either.
  • 00:21:15.800 --> 00:21:17.134
  • There's some assignments thatGod's placed within our homes,
  • 00:21:17.168 --> 00:21:22.106
  • they're not laws but it'sawareness.
  • 00:21:22.139 --> 00:21:24.408
  • In Ephesians 5, beginning inverse 22, all the way through
  • 00:21:24.442 --> 00:21:26.911
  • the opening verses of chapter 6,God hands out assignments.
  • 00:21:26.944 --> 00:21:30.047
  • He says, "Husbands, love yourwives, just as Christ loved the
  • 00:21:30.081 --> 00:21:34.118
  • church and gave himself up forher," Jesus laid down everything
  • 00:21:34.151 --> 00:21:37.488
  • for the well being of ourchurch.
  • 00:21:37.521 --> 00:21:40.991
  • And he turns to the wives, andhe says, "Wives, submit to your
  • 00:21:41.025 --> 00:21:43.427
  • husbands as to the Lord," that'sa very popular verse, lots of
  • 00:21:43.461 --> 00:21:47.998
  • t-shirts of that floatingaround.
  • 00:21:48.032 --> 00:21:51.736
  • "Children, obey your parents inthe Lord," when they do what you
  • 00:21:51.769 --> 00:21:55.906
  • want them to do--I'm sorry,that's not really there.
  • 00:21:55.940 --> 00:21:59.310
  • "Fathers, don't exasperate yourchildren, instead bring them up
  • 00:21:59.343 --> 00:22:02.380
  • in the training and instructionof the Lord," did you know
  • 00:22:02.413 --> 00:22:05.082
  • before you teach your kids howto hit a hanging curveball you
  • 00:22:05.116 --> 00:22:08.352
  • have an assignment from thecreator of all things to bring
  • 00:22:08.386 --> 00:22:11.222
  • them up in the fear of the Lord?
  • 00:22:11.255 --> 00:22:12.556
  • To respect God and reverenceGod?
  • 00:22:12.590 --> 00:22:14.358
  • To train them in that?
  • 00:22:14.392 --> 00:22:15.726
  • That's incremental at everyseason of their development.
  • 00:22:15.760 --> 00:22:19.930
  • The best opportunity thatchildren have to become faithful
  • 00:22:19.964 --> 00:22:23.667
  • disciples of Jesus of Nazarethis if their father chooses that
  • 00:22:23.701 --> 00:22:27.505
  • path, if the fathers abandonthat path it's possible, because
  • 00:22:27.538 --> 00:22:32.042
  • God is a God of grace and mercyand power, and he'll overcome
  • 00:22:32.076 --> 00:22:36.147
  • the wicked choices that we make,but the best opportunity for
  • 00:22:36.180 --> 00:22:39.617
  • children is if fathers will taketheir place.
  • 00:22:39.650 --> 00:22:42.153
  • There is no component that hasgreater impact in the outcome of
  • 00:22:42.186 --> 00:22:46.090
  • our lives than having a godlyfather in a home.
  • 00:22:46.123 --> 00:22:49.960
  • And please, let's not fall intothe trap if we say something
  • 00:22:53.631 --> 00:22:56.100
  • kind about a father or a manthat we imagine in some way it
  • 00:22:56.133 --> 00:22:59.136
  • diminishes a woman, there's anequal menu of things to be said
  • 00:22:59.170 --> 00:23:02.006
  • to the women, alright?
  • 00:23:02.039 --> 00:23:05.276
  • It's not a zero, we're nottaking something away from one
  • 00:23:05.309 --> 00:23:07.978
  • in order to honor another.
  • 00:23:08.012 --> 00:23:11.449
  • Then we're all included, itsays, "We honor our father and
  • 00:23:11.482 --> 00:23:14.151
  • mother," in fact, it's the firstcommandment that's given with a
  • 00:23:14.185 --> 00:23:17.455
  • promise; it's not optional andit's not some subtle theme in
  • 00:23:17.488 --> 00:23:23.561
  • the Scripture.
  • 00:23:23.594 --> 00:23:24.929
  • That's in Ephesians, andColossians chapter 3, I'll just
  • 00:23:24.962 --> 00:23:26.263
  • read it to you, it's verse 18,"Wives," here we go again,
  • 00:23:26.297 --> 00:23:29.200
  • "Submit to your husbands, as isfitting in the Lord.
  • 00:23:29.233 --> 00:23:33.103
  • Husbands, love your wives, don'tbe harsh with them.
  • 00:23:33.637 --> 00:23:35.806
  • Children, obey your parents ineverything, this pleases
  • 00:23:35.840 --> 00:23:39.243
  • the Lord.
  • 00:23:39.276 --> 00:23:40.578
  • Fathers, don't embitter yourchildren or they will
  • 00:23:40.611 --> 00:23:42.012
  • become discouraged."
  • 00:23:42.046 --> 00:23:45.649
  • When I hear the incidences ofdepression and discouragement, I
  • 00:23:45.683 --> 00:23:50.554
  • step past so many of the thingsI hear that are given to us as
  • 00:23:50.588 --> 00:23:53.657
  • causal to that, I think itreally comes back to the absence
  • 00:23:53.691 --> 00:23:57.428
  • of godly husbands and fathers.
  • 00:23:57.461 --> 00:24:01.398
  • Now again, God in his power andmercy is able to compensate for
  • 00:24:01.432 --> 00:24:04.702
  • the brokenness of our familysystems, there is no
  • 00:24:04.735 --> 00:24:07.371
  • perfect family.
  • 00:24:07.404 --> 00:24:09.006
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  • We have a sin problem more thanwe have any other problem, so
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  • Let's say to the Lord, Ifthere's anything in my heart
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  • that is keeping me from yourbest, I don't want to tolerate
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  • it anymore.
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  • I wanna invite you to say thatlittle prayer with me before
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  • we go.
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  • It's a changing prayer, it'llchange our lives, it'll change
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  • our culture, it'll change ourhomes, it's powerful.
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  • Let's pray together.
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  • Father, I thank you, for everyperson, for this time that we've
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  • had together.
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  • I thank you for your word, forits truth.
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  • Forgive us for when we havetolerated ungodliness in our
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  • thoughts, in our attitudes, inour words, in how we've treated
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  • others, in any way.
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  • Lord, we repent today, HolySpirit, help us.
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  • If there's anything within usthat limits what you would do,
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  • help us to see it so we can turnit loose.
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  • We don't want to excuse it, wedon't want to justify it, we
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  • humble ourselves today, I thankyou, that through the blood of
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  • Jesus, we have been set free.
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  • In Jesus's name, amen.
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  • God bless you, he loves you.
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  • Allen Jackson: Do we have thecourage to say to God, "God, be
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  • merciful to me?"
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  • "I haven't really cared all thatmuch about pleasing you.
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  • I've really wanted you to pleaseme, I wanted you to bless me and
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  • upgrade my clothing, and I'dlike a little nicer house and
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  • the furnishings from a betterstore, and could my kids get
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  • into a better school."
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  • I'm not opposed to any of thosethings but they're lousy life
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  • goals, 'cause about the time youthink you've secured them,
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  • they'll slip through yourfingers.
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