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September 2, 2019
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Don Wilton

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Totally Secure Part 1

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  • male announcer: God has an encouraging word for you and me
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  • today through the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton
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  • and this message on the "Safeguards of Our Faith."
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  • Don Wilton: I'm so grateful for you and for your family and
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  • for each one and for all our lives and dispositions
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  • and where we come from.
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  • You just think about us for a minute.
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  • We are--we're one but we're so varied.
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  • We're old and we're young and we're rich and we're poor and
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  • we're male and female, and we come from this walk of life
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  • and from that walk of life.
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  • And, in fact, what we're going to discover in the Word of God
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  • is that this has a deep bearing on the subject that we're about
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  • to study together.
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  • So I want us to just bow our heads for a moment and have a
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  • word of prayer. Would you pray together with me.
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  • Lord Jesus, we thank you for every opportunity that we can be
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  • encouraged through the Word of God.
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  • This Word, this precious Word, the Bible, which is a lamp unto
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  • our feet and a light unto our pathway.
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  • And Father, right now, I want to pray for somebody watching,
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  • somebody listening, somebody hearing, because we need a word
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  • from you.
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  • Lord, we come from different backgrounds and each one of us
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  • has different ways of doing things.
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  • And we like different foods and we go about life in different
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  • ways.
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  • But when it comes to knowing the Lord Jesus Christ, you have us
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  • in the palm of your hand.
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  • And so, Lord Jesus, we're gonna pray right now that you would
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  • just speak to us because we need to know what it means to be
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  • totally secure in you.
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  • We want to stand on a firm foundation.
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  • So I'm gonna pray right now, Lord Jesus, for somebody.
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  • I'm gonna pray for some bodies, for people everywhere, that this
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  • word by your Spirit is gonna take root and that you're going
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  • to speak and bless us.
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  • In Jesus's name I pray, amen.
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  • Well, let me just spend a little bit of time here introducing
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  • this subject to you.
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  • Most of you are very well aware that I had such a personal
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  • relationship for so many years with Dr. Billy Graham and, you
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  • know, we all miss him so much.
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  • I certainly do.
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  • And I'll never forget on one occasion, back in the early
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  • 2000s, we were sitting there having lunch or we were doing
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  • something, taking a walk together, and he said to me
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  • something.
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  • He said, "You know, Don," he said, "there are two vital, most
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  • critical, cannot live without, subjects."
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  • And he was talking to me as his pastor and his friend.
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  • And he was trying to draw something out of me.
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  • And I said, "Well, Mr. Graham, what is it?"
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  • He said, "Number one, first and foremost, is that you know the
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  • Lord Jesus, that you've given your heart to Jesus."
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  • And I said to him, "Well, Mr. Graham, what's the second
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  • thing?"
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  • He said, "The second most important thing is that people
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  • who have given their lives to Christ really know that they
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  • belong to Jesus."
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  • And you know, it was out of that discussion that I eventually
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  • wrote a book entitled, "Totally Secure," that so many of you are
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  • very, very aware of and many of you have yourself, on your own
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  • shelves.
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  • And do you know, this subject of being totally secure in Christ
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  • is critical because we don't always feel saved.
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  • I'm gonna just ask you a basic question today.
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  • Do you always just feel saved?
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  • Do you wake up every day, saying, "You know what?
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  • I just always know that when I die, I know that the angels are
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  • gonna come and just pick me up and take me off to heaven.
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  • I'm totally secure."
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  • No, you don't, do you?
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  • Nor do I.
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  • All of us have doubts.
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  • All of us struggle.
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  • You know, I've often said to myself, "How do you go up to
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  • somebody who's just lost a loved one and they've suffered grief,
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  • say to that person, "Excuse me.
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  • Do you feel saved right now?"
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  • Absolutely not.
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  • Pain hurts.
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  • Grief hurts.
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  • Sometimes, the quandary of life causes all kinds of things:
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  • depression.
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  • Sometimes we watch television and we look at our world and we
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  • see the onslaught.
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  • We begin to doubt and we begin to doubt ourselves.
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  • Sometimes it goes so far, we even begin to doubt if God even
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  • exists.
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  • Where is God?
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  • Let alone where is he in my life?
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  • How do you know that you're saved?
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  • How do you really know that?
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  • You know, my favorite story many, many years ago is when
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  • my oldest son, our firstborn son, was born.
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  • So I'm going back a long time now.
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  • I remember when my wife got me up at the crack of dawn.
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  • We lived in New Orleans, Louisiana, and, boy, I'll tell
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  • you, she got me up.
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  • We were charging down the interstate, the I-10.
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  • We went to Baptist Hospital on Napoleon Boulevard in New
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  • Orleans and up to the sixth floor.
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  • And there was my precious wife.
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  • I just love her.
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  • Our first baby.
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  • And, boy, was she expectant, and was she in labor.
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  • Well, we didn't realize what was gonna happen but Karen ended up
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  • enduring 17 hours of labor.
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  • Now, I just want to pose a question to you for a minute.
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  • And I think some of you mothers will really appreciate this.
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  • Can you imagine me walking in there and going over to my wife
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  • and saying to her, "Excuse me, sweetheart, do you feel saved
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  • right now?"
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  • Boy, I'll tell you what she would have done.
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  • She would have said, "Take your top lip and wrap it around the
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  • back of your head," you know, and all the rest of the story.
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  • No, we don't always feel saved.
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  • This is our subject.
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  • How can we know that we are totally secure?
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  • How do you know that?
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  • You've trusted Jesus by faith.
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  • You've repented of your sin.
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  • You've confessed that sin to the Lord Jesus Christ.
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  • How do you know that you're saved?
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  • How can you be sure of this?
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  • Well, here's what we're gonna do.
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  • I hope you've got your Bibles with you 'cause I want you to
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  • turn with me in your Bible to 1 John, to 1 John.
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  • I've told people many times there are four Johns in the New
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  • Testament.
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  • One big John and then three little Johns, right?
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  • Ha, ha, ha.
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  • You've got it.
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  • So I want you to go to 1 John.
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  • Now, this is what we're going to do over two times of worship and
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  • preaching.
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  • I'm gonna do this over two times: today and the next time
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  • that you hear my preach.
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  • We're gonna be dealing with this subject, it's so big.
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  • What I'm going to do is I'm going to give to you from the
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  • Scriptures five acid tests of your salvation.
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  • Now, friend, I want you to listen carefully.
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  • I'm going to give to you, five ways that the Bible, God's Word,
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  • tells you, tells me, that we can know that we know that we belong
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  • to him.
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  • That we know that we're in the palm of his hand.
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  • Regardless of how we feel, regardless of the grief in our
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  • hearts, regardless of the circumstances of our lives,
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  • regardless of the doubt, regardless of the despair.
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  • You can know that you know that you know that you know that you
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  • know that you are totally secure and that nobody is gonna have
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  • you--ever pluck you out of his hands.
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  • You ready for this?
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  • Okay, remember, we're gonna be in 1 John.
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  • So here's the first point I'm gonna share with you.
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  • You can know that you know that you are totally secure,
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  • number one, if you are sensitive to sin.
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  • Now let me run that by again.
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  • You can know that you are totally secure if--you've gotta
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  • answer this question before God: If you are sensitive to sin.
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  • All right, let's take a look here.
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  • 1 John chapter 1 and I'm gonna read to you just one verse,
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  • verse 10. 1 John chapter 1, verse 10.
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  • This is what the Bible says.
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  • The Bible says: "If we say that we have not sinned,
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  • we make Jesus a liar," whoo,
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  • "and God's Word, he, Jesus the Christ,
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  • is not in us."
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  • Let me just run that by again. You ready for this?
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  • You wanna know if you're totally secure?
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  • "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves,"
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  • the Bible says, "and the truth is not in us."
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  • Now let's just unpack this a little bit together.
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  • First of all, that little word "if."
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  • If only I can.
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  • If only.
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  • I mean, you and I use that all the time, don't we?
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  • All right, "if" is a conditional word.
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  • It introduces a potential possibility and it's predicated
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  • on an absolute certainty.
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  • So here's what the apostle is saying under the inspiration of
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  • the Spirit.
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  • He's saying, "If we--" By the way, who's the "we"?
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  • There's the royal "we" in the Bible.
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  • That's talking about those of us, we, who are of the faith,
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  • those who claim to know Jesus.
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  • Those who are Christians.
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  • So I can personalize that.
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  • If you, Don Wilton, if I, Don Wilton, say that I have no sin,
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  • I'm not a sinner, I don't own sin, I don't sin,
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  • I'm not guilty of sin.
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  • If I say that I am not guilty of sin, I am deceiving myself
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  • and the consequence is that the truth is not in me.
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  • He is not in me.
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  • All right, who is the one who saves me and you?
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  • Jesus.
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  • When you give your heart to Jesus, he enters your heart by
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  • his Spirit.
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  • If he is not in me, I don't know him because every believer has
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  • received the fullness of the Spirit of the living God.
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  • You've received every bit of who God is: God the Father, God the
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  • Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
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  • And if you have not received the Spirit of God and if he doesn't
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  • live in you, the Bible says you don't have the truth because he
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  • is the way, the truth, and the life.
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  • And if you don't have Jesus living in you, you don't have
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  • the truth living in you, and if you don't have truth living in
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  • you, you don't have the Spirit living in you, and if you don't
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  • have the Spirit living in you, my friend, you're not saved.
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  • No matter how many aisles you might have walked, no matter how
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  • many hands you might have raised, how many prayers you
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  • might have prayed, no matter how many mission trips you might
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  • have been on, no matter how much money you've given to how many
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  • people, no matter the goodness and the graciousness of your
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  • heart and your life, if you say that you have no sin, you are
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  • living a life of spiritual deceiving, and the consequence
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  • is that the truth is not in you.
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  • So how do you and I know that we know that we know that we're
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  • totally secure?
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  • Am I sensitive to sin?
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  • What does it mean to be sensitive to sin?
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  • Here's what it means, my friends.
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  • When you give your life to Christ, you don't become immune
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  • from sin.
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  • Immunity from sin means that you sin no more.
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  • Absolutely impossible.
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  • The Bible says we are conceived in sin.
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  • Paul said, "I am a sinner by nature and a sinner by choice."
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  • I am a sinner and sin is an ever-realistic presence in my
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  • life.
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  • That old serpent, the devil, constantly is trying to get us
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  • to sin and contradict the law of God.
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  • But sensitivity to sin means that the Spirit of God who lives
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  • in me sensitizes me to sin so that when sin makes his awful
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  • appearance and begins to penetrate my life, there is
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  • immediately a revulsion set up and immediately I begin to stand
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  • back and God in me, Christ in me, the Spirit in me, says, "No
  • 00:16:05.220 --> 00:16:10.110
  • way, don't do that," and it begins to bother me.
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  • Here's the question, my friend.
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  • If you wanna know whether you're totally secure, ask yourself
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  • this question: Does sin bother you?
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  • Does sin trouble you?
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  • You know, in my book, "Totally Secure," I tell a story about a
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  • man because this had such an impact on my life.
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  • Many, many years ago, I was preaching a revival on the Gulf
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  • Coast of the United States of America.
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  • Beautiful church.
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  • I knew the pastor of the church.
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  • The place was packed out.
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  • Preached Sunday morning.
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  • Came to Sunday night, got up, it was packed out.
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  • People, they were ready.
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  • I just shared with them the love of God in Christ Jesus and when
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  • it came time for people to give their hearts to Jesus, there was
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  • a man that came down that aisle like a bullet.
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  • I was privileged to pray with him.
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  • As many other people were making decisions for Christ, we bowed
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  • our heads together and I had the great privilege of leading this
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  • man to Jesus.
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  • Well, that was Sunday night.
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  • On Monday night, the church was equally full.
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  • There was a great spirit there and I preached from the Word of
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  • God and as people began to respond during the invitation I
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  • looked up and there was that same man coming down the aisle.
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  • Ha, ha, could I just put on human flesh for a minute?
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  • You know, I kind of like was thinking in my own heart, I said
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  • to myself, "Well, you obviously didn't explain what it means to
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  • be saved to this man the night before.
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  • Or maybe he just didn't get it.
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  • Maybe he's coming down here to get saved all over again."
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  • I don't know but, boy, I went straight over to him and I said
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  • to him, "Hello, my friend."
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  • And basically, said to him, "What can I do for you?
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  • Why are you coming down here again?"
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  • And he looked at me and he said to me, "Dr.
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  • Wilton, let me tell you my story."
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  • And I'll never forget his story.
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  • Maybe it's your story.
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  • You see, he told me that he had been married to a lady for quite
  • 00:18:34.220 --> 00:18:37.280
  • a number of years and they fell out of fellowship together and
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  • things went wrong and they ended up having a really most
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  • unpleasant divorce.
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  • In fact, it was so unpleasant that this man told me that he
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  • decided if that's what it meant to be married, he made a vow he
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  • would never get married again.
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  • Well, some years after their divorce, he met a lady in the
  • 00:19:04.060 --> 00:19:08.240
  • same city and they fell in love.
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  • And he said, "You'll never guess my good fortune, Preacher."
  • 00:19:13.200 --> 00:19:17.210
  • I said, "What?"
  • 00:19:17.220 --> 00:19:19.020
  • He said, "Well, she had also gone through an ugly divorce.
  • 00:19:19.030 --> 00:19:21.210
  • She was very hurt and she told me she never wanted to get
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  • married again."
  • 00:19:24.180 --> 00:19:26.000
  • Well, can you imagine what the two of them decided to do?
  • 00:19:26.010 --> 00:19:29.010
  • What a lot of people do.
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  • They said, "Well, you know, we're just gonna move in
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  • together," and they did.
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  • He turned to me on that Monday night on the front row of that
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  • church and he said to me, he said, "Dr. Wilton,
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  • a couple of years back this pastor of this church, your
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  • friend, came to our home and he walked in and he said, "Listen,
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  • I came to tell you I love you but I want to also tell you that
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  • your living together outside of marriage is not right in the
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  • eyes of God."
  • 00:20:03.270 --> 00:20:06.000
  • And this man said to me, he got so angry at the preacher for his
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  • audacity to walk into his house, that he literally threw that
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  • preacher out of his house.
  • 00:20:15.080 --> 00:20:17.250
  • Said, "I'll never go back to your church again."
  • 00:20:17.260 --> 00:20:21.190
  • He threw him out, he was so angry.
  • 00:20:21.200 --> 00:20:25.210
  • And then he turned to me and he said to me, "But last night, I
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  • walked down this aisle and you led me to Jesus," and he said,
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  • "I can't explain it to you, Preacher," he said, "but last
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  • night I went back to our home and there she was and I love her
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  • and she loves me and we've been living together all these
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  • years."
  • 00:20:48.070 --> 00:20:50.140
  • He said, "None of that had changed."
  • 00:20:50.150 --> 00:20:52.020
  • He said, "But all of a sudden, it just hit me right here in my
  • 00:20:52.030 --> 00:20:56.040
  • heart that what we were doing, living together outside of
  • 00:20:56.050 --> 00:21:01.250
  • marriage, was wrong in the eyes of God."
  • 00:21:01.260 --> 00:21:08.110
  • And he said, "I knelt down next to her seat and I said,
  • 00:21:08.120 --> 00:21:11.030
  • 'Sweetheart, I love you but I can't explain it to you.
  • 00:21:11.040 --> 00:21:15.130
  • Jesus has come into my life and I'm gonna move out right now.
  • 00:21:15.140 --> 00:21:20.110
  • Something's changed.'" And he said, "You know," he said, "I
  • 00:21:20.120 --> 00:21:26.250
  • ended up leading my live-in girlfriend to Jesus last night.
  • 00:21:26.260 --> 00:21:32.210
  • In fact, she's sitting up in the balcony and when you turn
  • 00:21:32.220 --> 00:21:35.100
  • around, she's gonna come down here and tell you the whole
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  • story all over again."
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  • I did; there she came.
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  • And do you know, that preacher called me a couple of months
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  • later and he said to me, "Don, you know, we just had an
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  • incredible Christian wedding in our church."
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  • Friend, listen to me, what changed in that man's heart?
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  • You know, don't you?
  • 00:22:00.050 --> 00:22:02.280
  • Prior to knowing Jesus, he wasn't sensitive to sin.
  • 00:22:02.290 --> 00:22:07.290
  • Didn't suit him.
  • 00:22:08.000 --> 00:22:10.070
  • Any challenge, if it didn't fit his mold.
  • 00:22:10.080 --> 00:22:13.200
  • If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the
  • 00:22:16.020 --> 00:22:20.220
  • truth is not in us.
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  • But he said, "Last night I gave my heart to Jesus."
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  • You see, when Jesus comes into your heart he changes you.
  • 00:22:28.210 --> 00:22:32.220
  • Changes your heart, changes your life, changes your circumstance.
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  • He just gives you a whole different perspective.
  • 00:22:38.270 --> 00:22:42.070
  • But most of all, he gives you a spirit sensitivity to sin.
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  • You know exactly what God is saying, don't you?
  • 00:22:51.000 --> 00:22:55.140
  • I mean, exactly.
  • 00:22:55.150 --> 00:22:58.070
  • You see, you may be saying today, "Dr. Wilton,
  • 00:22:58.080 --> 00:23:01.280
  • how can I know that I belong to Jesus?"
  • 00:23:01.290 --> 00:23:04.240
  • Can I ask you that question?
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  • Are you sensitive to sin?
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  • Not, "Do you sin?"
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  • Or "Do you have an inclination to sin?"
  • 00:23:14.250 --> 00:23:18.050
  • I didn't ask you, "Are you tempted to sin?"
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  • Of course you are.
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  • The question is this.
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  • "What does that sin do to you?
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  • Does it trouble you?"
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  • I had a mother come to me some time ago and she said, "Please
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  • pray for my son." I said, "Why?"
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  • She said, "Well, he grew up in the church.
  • 00:23:42.120 --> 00:23:43.290
  • He's been gone for many years and, you know, he made a
  • 00:23:44.000 --> 00:23:47.290
  • decision for Jesus when he was a young person and I just don't
  • 00:23:48.000 --> 00:23:51.090
  • know."
  • 00:23:51.100 --> 00:23:52.160
  • And I said--I looked at her and I said, "Sweet mother, I don't
  • 00:23:52.170 --> 00:23:55.260
  • even know your son but can I ask you a question?
  • 00:23:55.270 --> 00:23:59.000
  • Does sin trouble your son?
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  • Does sin bother him?"
  • 00:24:03.210 --> 00:24:06.020
  • She said, "No, sir, it doesn't seem to."
  • 00:24:06.030 --> 00:24:08.240
  • I said, "Well, you can't be a judge of him; nor can I.
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  • But I suggest you invite your son to give his heart to Jesus."
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  • Would you bow your heads with me today?
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  • Every head bowed, would you examine your own heart before
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  • the Lord Jesus?
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  • Perhaps you would say today, "You know what?
  • 00:24:28.110 --> 00:24:33.000
  • I cannot claim to amount to anything much.
  • 00:24:33.010 --> 00:24:38.210
  • I struggle so much in my life but, oh, sin just bothers me.
  • 00:24:38.220 --> 00:24:44.230
  • Every time I do, every time I think, every time I want to, it
  • 00:24:44.240 --> 00:24:49.050
  • just troubles me.
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  • It eats at my heart."
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  • My friend, you're saved.
  • 00:24:51.250 --> 00:24:55.170
  • You belong to Jesus.
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  • You need to just start thanking him.
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  • You need to take hold of that.
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  • And next week, I'm gonna continue to talk about this
  • 00:25:02.260 --> 00:25:05.130
  • subject.
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  • And if you--if it doesn't bother you, and you're listening right
  • 00:25:06.220 --> 00:25:09.240
  • now, give your life to Christ.
  • 00:25:09.250 --> 00:25:12.100
  • Trust him as your Savior.
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  • It'll be the greatest decision that you've ever made.
  • 00:25:15.130 --> 00:25:19.030
  • male: You can be completely secure.
  • 00:25:21.010 --> 00:25:22.230
  • You can be rid of all that worry and that doubt,
  • 00:25:22.240 --> 00:25:25.160
  • just by confirming with God that you've given your heart to him
  • 00:25:25.170 --> 00:25:28.040
  • and then set it free.
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  • Let us give you resources that'll help you know that once
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  • you've said yes to Jesus Christ your life can be changed,
  • 00:25:32.230 --> 00:25:35.230
  • will be changed, forever.
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  • Matter of fact, you can pray with me right now.
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  • Lord God, I realize my sin separates me from you.
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  • So Lord, I confess my sin.
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  • But Lord, I profess with my mouth that you are the Son of
  • 00:25:43.250 --> 00:25:46.140
  • God and you died for my sins on Calvary.
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  • So, Jesus, come into my life.
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  • Save me.
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  • In your precious name I pray, amen.
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  • If you've given your heart to Jesus, let us walk alongside
  • 00:25:54.040 --> 00:25:56.260
  • you, let us help you know what that means, and let us allay
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  • any doubts and fears you have because if you've given your
  • 00:26:00.070 --> 00:26:02.230
  • heart to Jesus, he will never allow anything to snatch you
  • 00:26:02.240 --> 00:26:05.260
  • from his hand. He holds you.
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  • He embraces you.
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  • Let's talk about it online and on the phone.
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  • Don: You know, in all my years of sitting at the feet of
  • 00:26:12.090 --> 00:26:14.100
  • Dr. Billy Graham, he said this to me.
  • 00:26:14.110 --> 00:26:17.050
  • He said, "Don, the most important thing in life is to
  • 00:26:17.060 --> 00:26:21.110
  • know that you belong to Jesus."
  • 00:26:21.120 --> 00:26:23.150
  • And then he said, "The second-most important thing is
  • 00:26:23.160 --> 00:26:27.010
  • that you know that you belong to Jesus."
  • 00:26:27.020 --> 00:26:30.170
  • He encouraged me to write this book, "Totally Secure," to help
  • 00:26:30.180 --> 00:26:37.050
  • you find the answers to these important questions.
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  • That's why he endorsed this book of mine.
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  • I want you to have a copy of this book.
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  • I want you to have the assurance that you are going to heaven.
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  • Please pick up the telephone right now and call the number on
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  • the screen and request your personal copy of "Totally
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  • Secure."
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