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February 10, 2021
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Today we are going to examine a basic attitude choice that not only impacts our lives; but our eternity.

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPITOF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS, TEXAS, THISIS "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
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  • WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • JESUS SAID THAT IN THIS WORLDWE WILL HAVE TRIBULATION,
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  • BUT OUR RESPONSETO PERSONAL TRIALS
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  • DETERMINES WHETHER OR NOT WEEXPERIENCE THE ABUNDANT LIFE
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  • THAT JESUS PROMISED.
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  • ARE YOU READY TOEXCHANGE YOUR WORRIES
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  • FOR SOMETHING MUCH BETTER?
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  • WELL, TODAY I'M GOINGTO IDENTIFY FIVE CAUSES
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  • OF UNNECESSARY TENSION, ALONGWITH FIVE BIBLICAL SOLUTIONS
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  • FOR CHOOSING RELIEF.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED "CHOOSINGRELAXATION OVER STRESS"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ ALL CREATURES OFOUR GOD AND KING ♪
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  • ♪ LIFT UP YOUR VOICEAND WITH US SING ♪
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  • ♪ ALLELUIA
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  • ♪ THOU RUSHING WINDTHAT ART SO STRONG ♪
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  • ♪ YE CLOUDS THAT SAILIN HEAVEN ALONG ♪
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  • ♪ O PRAISE HIM
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  • ♪ ALLELUIA
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  • ♪ THOU FIRE SOMASTERFUL AND BRIGHT ♪
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  • ♪ THAT GIVEST MAN BOTHWARMTH AND LIGHT ♪
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  • ♪ O PRAISE HIM
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  • ♪ ALLELUIA
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ♪ PRAISE GOD FROM WHOMALL BLESSINGS FLOW ♪
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  • ♪ PRAISE HIM ALLCREATURES HERE BELOW ♪
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  • ♪ OH PRAISE HIM
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  • ♪ ALLELUIA
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  • ♪ AMEN
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • [ANNOUNCER] WE CANNOT CHOOSETHE CIRCUMSTANCES WE FACE,
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  • BUT WE CAN CHOOSEOUR RESPONSE TO THEM.
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  • LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOURCIRCUMSTANCES WORK FOR YOU,
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  • NOT AGAINST YOU WITHA BRAND NEW BOOK
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  • FROM DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • "CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDES,"CHANGE YOUR LIFE.'
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  • WHEN IT COMES TOFACING OBSTACLES,
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  • ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING.
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  • THE PRACTICAL, BIBLICALPRINCIPLES IN THIS BOOK
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  • WILL HELP YOU EXPERIENCETHE JOY GOD INTENDS FOR YOU
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  • REGARDLESS OF WHAT'SHAPPENING AROUND YOU.
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  • REQUEST "CHOOSE YOURATTITUDES, CHANGE YOUR LIFE"
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • NOW, WE'VE TALKED ABOUT SOMESTRESS THAT IS UNNECESSARY
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  • AND CAN BE REMOVED, BUTOTHER STRESS IS UNAVOIDABLE
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  • AND HAS TO BE DEALT WITH.
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  • REMEMBER JESUS SAID INJOHN 16:33, "IN THIS WORLD,
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  • "YOU HAVE TRIBULATIONBUT BE OF GOOD CHEER
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  • "FOR I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD."
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  • HOW DO YOU KEEP STRESSFROM PARALYZING YOU?
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  • LET ME SHARE WITH YOU INTHESE FINAL 10 MINUTES,
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  • FIVE KEYS, BIBLICAL KEYSFOR CHOOSING RELAXATION
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  • OVER STRESS.
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  • NUMBER ONE, GAIN GOD'SPERSPECTIVE ON PROBLEMS.
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  • REMEMBER STRESS ISBASICALLY AN ATTITUDE
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  • THAT INITIALLY RESULTS INTOOUR RESPONDING TO PROBLEMS
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  • WITH PANIC.
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  • WHEN PROBLEMS COME, STRESSSAYS YOU SHOULD PANIC.
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  • BUT AN ATTITUDE OF RELAXATION,RESPONDS TO PROBLEMS
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  • WITH EXPECTATION.
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  • PANIC OR EXPECTATION?
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  • LET ME SHOW YOU SOMETHINGGREAT AGAIN IN JAMES 1:2.
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  • JAMES SAYS, "CONSIDERIT ALL JOY, MY BRETHREN,
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  • "WHEN YOU ENCOUNTERVARIOUS TRIALS."
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  • THAT WORD ENCOUNTERIS A GREEK WORD
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  • THAT MEANS LITERALLY TO AMBUSH.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER HAD A DAYLIKE THIS WHERE YOU GET UP,
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  • IT'S A DAY LIKE ANY OTHER DAY,
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  • YOU THINK IT'S GOING TOBE A GREAT DAY,
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  • AND ALL OF A SUDDENYOU RUN INTO A PROBLEM.
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  • AND THAT PROBLEMCOMES OUT OF NOWHERE,
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  • IT'S NOTHING YOU EXPECTED;A PHONE CALL, AN EMAIL,
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  • SOMETHING HAPPENED, ANDTHEN ANOTHER PROBLEM COMES,
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  • AND THEN ANOTHER PROBLEM.
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  • I HAVE FOUND PROBLEMSUSUALLY DON'T TRAVEL ALONE.
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  • THEY DON'T TRAVEL ALONE,THEY COME IN GROUPS.
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT HE'STALKING ABOUT HERE.
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  • MANY TIMES YOU ARE AMBUSHEDALL AT ONCE, UNEXPECTEDLY,
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  • BY VARIOUS TRIALS.
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  • HOW ARE WE TORESPOND? HE SAID,
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  • NOT WITH PANIC, "CONSIDERIT JOY, CONSIDER IT JOY."
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  • NOW HE DOESN'T SAY,AND HE'S NOT SAYING,
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  • YOU'RE DRIVING DOWN THE TOLLWAYAND YOU HAVE A FLAT TIRE
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  • AND YOU THINK, "OH GEE, ISN'TTHIS GREAT, THIS FLAT TIRE!
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  • "THANK YOU LORD FOR THIS."
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  • HE'S NOT SAYING THAT,THAT'S UNREALISTIC.
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  • THE IDEA OF JOY IS NOTGIDDINESS, IT'S NOT HAPPINESS.
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  • IT'S THE CALM ASSURANCETHAT GOD IS IN CONTROL
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  • OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE,
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  • THAT HE HAS SOMETHINGPOSITIVE HE WANTS TO DO.
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  • IN FACT, THAT WORD PROBLEM,DID YOU KNOW IT COMES
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  • FROM A ROOT WORD THATMEANS TO DRIVE FORWARD,
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  • TO THRUST FORWARD.
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  • TO CHOOSE RELAXATION OVERSTRESS MEANS TO UNDERSTAND
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  • THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL,THAT'S HIS PERSPECTIVE,
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  • AND THAT HE CAN USE THISFOR SOME POSITIVE BENEFIT
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  • IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • SECONDLY, LIVE LIFEIN THE PRESENT TENSE.
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  • THAT'S ONE WAY TO DEALWITH UNAVOIDABLE STRESS.
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  • WHEN WE SPEND OUR TIMEDWELLING ON MISTAKES
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  • FROM THE PAST THATWE CANNOT CHANGE
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  • OR WE SPEND OUR TIMEDWELLING OR ANTICIPATING
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  • ON PROBLEMS IN THE FUTURE,WHICH WE REALLY CAN'T FORESEE,
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  • WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ASTRESS-FILLED LIFE.
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  • GOD NEVER INTENDED FORUS TO LIVE IN THE PAST
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  • OR TO LIVE IN THE FUTURE, BUTTO LIVE IN THE PRESENT TENSE.
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  • I THINK IT'S SIGNIFICANT THATWHEN GOD REVEALED HIMSELF
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  • TO MOSES IN THE BURNING BUSHAND TOLD HIM TO GO TO PHARAOH
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  • AND THEN TO THE ISRAELITESAND SAY, "LET MY PEOPLE GO;"
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  • REMEMBER, MOSES SAID, "WELL,WHO AM I TO SAY SENT ME
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  • "AND GAVE ME THIS MESSAGE?"
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  • EXODUS 3:14, GOD SAID TOMOSES, "I AM WHO I AM."
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  • AND HE SAID, "THUS YOU SHALLSAY TO THE SONS OF ISRAEL,
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  • "I AM HAS SENT ME TO YOU."
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  • THAT WAS GOD'SNAME, YAHWEH, I AM.
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  • IT WAS THE MOSTSACRED NAME OF GOD.
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  • THE POET, HELEN MALLICOATTALKS ABOUT THE SIGNIFICANCE
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  • OF THAT NAME TO US.
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  • SHE WRITES, "I WASREGRETTING THE PAST
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  • "AND FEARING THE FUTURE.
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  • "SUDDENLY MY LORDWAS SPEAKING TO ME.
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  • "'MY NAME IS I AM.'
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  • "HE PAUSED.
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  • "I WAITED.
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  • "HE CONTINUED.
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  • "'WHEN YOU LIVE IN THE PASTWITH ITS MISTAKES AND REGRETS,
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  • "IT IS HARD.
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  • "I AM NOT THERE.
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  • "MY NAME IS NOT I WAS.
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  • "WHEN YOU LIVE IN THE FUTUREWITH ITS PROBLEMS AND FEARS,
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  • "IT IS HARD.
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  • "I AM NOT THERE.
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  • "MY NAME IS NOT I WILL BE.
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  • "WHEN YOU LIVE IN THISMOMENT, IT IS NOT HARD.
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  • "I AM HERE.
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  • "MY NAME IS I AM.'"
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  • NOW FOR YOU THEOLOGIANS, IUNDERSTAND THERE'S SOME PROBLEMS
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  • WITH THAT.
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  • THE FACT IS GOD ISNOT BOUND BY TIME.
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  • HE'S NOT BOUND BY THE PAST,THE PRESENT, AND THE FUTURE,
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  • I UNDERSTAND THAT.
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  • BUT WE ARE.
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  • WE LIVE IN TIME AND THAT'SWHY WHEN WE TRY TO LIVE
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  • IN THE PAST WHENWE CAN'T CHANGE IT,
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  • WHEN WE TRY TOANTICIPATE THE FUTURE
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  • AND WE REALLY CAN'T FORESEE IT,
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  • WE ARE BOUND TO ASTRESS-FILLED LIFE.
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  • RELAXATION MEANS LIVINGLIFE IN THE PRESENT TENSE.
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  • THIRD WAY TO DEAL WITH THEUNAVOIDABLE STRESS IN LIFE,
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  • READY FOR THIS ONE?
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  • TAKE A DAY OFF EVERY WEEK.
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  • I HEAR, I KNOW WHAT YOU'RETHINKING, YOU'RE THINKING,
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  • "WELL PASTOR, THAT'SEASY FOR YOU TO SAY.
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  • "YOU PREACHERS ONLY WORK ONEHOUR, ONE DAY EVERY WEEK.
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
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  • "BUT FOR THE REST OFUS WHO HAVE REAL JOBS,
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  • "THAT'S JUST NOT REALLYA POSSIBLE THING."
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  • WELL, THINK AGAIN, THINK AGAIN.
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  • DO YOU KNOW OF THE 10COMMANDMENTS THAT GOD GAVE
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  • IN EXODUS 20, DOYOU KNOW WHICH ONE
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  • HAS THE MOST SPACEDEVOTED TO IT?
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  • IT'S NOT "THOU SHALTNOT COMMIT ADULTERY"
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  • OR "THOU SHALT NOT LIE" OR"THOU SHALT NOT MURDER."
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  • THE SINGLE COMMANDMENT THATRECEIVES THE MOST SPACE
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  • IS THIS ONE, EXODUS 20:9-11.
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  • IT'S ABOUT TAKING ADAY OFF EVERY WEEK,
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  • A DAY THAT THE JEWSCALLED THE SABBATH.
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  • THAT WORD SABBATH, SHABBAT,MEANS LITERALLY TO CEASE,
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  • TO DESIST FROM ANY WORK.
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  • WHY ARE WE TO DO THAT?
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  • LOOK AT VERSES NINE TO 11,"SIX DAYS YOU SHALL LABOR
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  • "AND DO ALL YOUR WORK,BUT THE SEVENTH DAY
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  • "IS A SABBATH OFTHE LORD YOUR GOD.
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  • "IN IT, YOU SHALLNOT DO ANY WORK,
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  • "YOU OR YOUR SONOR YOUR DAUGHTER.
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  • "FOR IN SIX DAYS THE LORDMADE THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH
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  • "AND THE SEA ANDALL THAT IS IN THEM,
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  • "AND HE RESTED ONTHE SEVENTH DAY.
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  • "THEREFORE, THE LORDBLESSED THE SABBATH DAY
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  • "AND HE MADE IT HOLY."
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  • THE REASON WE'RETO TAKE A DAY OFF
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  • IS BECAUSE GOD TOOK A DAY OFF.
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  • NOW DON'T MISUNDERSTAND,AFTER SIX DAYS OF CREATION,
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  • GOD DIDN'T SAY(SIGHS), "I'M WORN OUT!
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  • "THIS CREATION STUFF,IT'S HARD WORK.
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  • "I NEED TO TAKE A NAP!"
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  • NO, GOD DOESN'T GETEXHAUSTED, BUT WE DO.
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  • HE WAS SETTING ANEXAMPLE FOR US.
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  • HE SAID, "ONE DAY A WEEK,THERE NEEDS TO BE A DAY
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  • "THAT YOU SEE CEASEYOUR REGULAR ACTIVITY
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  • "AND DEVOTE IT TORE-ENERGIZING YOURSELF
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  • EMOTIONALLY, PHYSICALLY,AND YES, SPIRITUALLY.
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT THESABBATH IS ALL ABOUT,
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  • IT'S NOT A BUNCH OFLEGAL REQUIREMENTS
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  • OF WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN'T DO.
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  • AS JESUS SAID, MAN WASNOT MADE FOR THE SABBATH,
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  • THE SABBATH WAS MADE FOR MAN.
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  • IT'S GOD'S GIFT TO US.
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  • HE KNOWS WE WEREDESIGNED IN SUCH A WAY
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  • THAT WE CAN'T WORK 24 HOURSA DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.
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  • THERE NEEDS TO BE A DAY OF REST.
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  • BY THE WAY, DON'TCONFUSE A DAY OF REST
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  • WITH A DAY OF RECREATION.
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  • DO YOU KNOW PEOPLE,WHO ON THEIR DAY OFF,
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  • THEY'RE JUST GOING FROMONE ACTIVITY TO ANOTHER,
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  • ONE SPORTING EVENT TOONE MEETING AND SO FORTH.
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  • THAT'S NOT WHAT ISMEANT BY THE SABBATH.
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  • IT'S A TIME TO REST ANDTO REENERGIZE OURSELVES,
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  • AND MOST IMPORTANTLY,TO RECONNECT WITH GOD
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  • AND OTHER BELIEVERS.
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  • YOU KNOW IN LUKE 4:16, WEFIND THIS INTERESTING WORD
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  • ABOUT JESUS WHEN HE CAME BACKTO HIS HOMETOWN OF NAZARETH
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  • AND HE WENT TO HISCHILDHOOD SYNAGOGUE.
  • 00:12:53.529 --> 00:12:57.933
  • IN FACT, AGAIN, WE'REGOING TO BE IN THAT SYNAGOGUE
  • 00:12:57.933 --> 00:13:00.502
  • IN A FEW WEEKS, A VERYINTERESTING EXCAVATION
  • 00:13:00.502 --> 00:13:03.138
  • THAT THEY JUST DIDFAIRLY RECENTLY.
  • 00:13:03.138 --> 00:13:05.307
  • LUKE 4:16, "AND HECAME TO NAZARETH
  • 00:13:05.307 --> 00:13:07.576
  • "WHERE HE HAD BEEN BROUGHT UP;
  • 00:13:07.576 --> 00:13:09.645
  • "AND AS WAS HIS CUSTOM,HE ENTERED THE SYNAGOGUE
  • 00:13:09.645 --> 00:13:13.849
  • "ON THE SABBATH ANDSTOOD UP TO READ."
  • 00:13:13.849 --> 00:13:17.186
  • TO ME, I THINK THAT'SSO INTERESTING.
  • 00:13:17.186 --> 00:13:18.888
  • IT WAS HIS CUSTOM ONEDAY A WEEK TO WORSHIP,
  • 00:13:18.888 --> 00:13:23.359
  • TO RECONNECT WITH GOD,
  • 00:13:23.359 --> 00:13:25.394
  • AS WELL AS WITH FELLOWBELIEVERS IN WORSHIP.
  • 00:13:25.394 --> 00:13:28.864
  • IF JESUS TOOK THE SABBATHSERIOUSLY, SO SHOULD WE.
  • 00:13:28.864 --> 00:13:35.304
  • MANY OF YOU KNOW THAT THENAME OF WILLIAM WILBERFORCE,
  • 00:13:35.304 --> 00:13:36.705
  • THE GREAT CHRISTIANABOLITIONIST.
  • 00:13:36.705 --> 00:13:39.408
  • HE WAS A MAN OF GREATACHIEVEMENT, GREAT ENERGY,
  • 00:13:39.408 --> 00:13:42.378
  • BUT TO HIM, SUNDAY SERVEDAS THE BALM FOR THE STRESS
  • 00:13:42.378 --> 00:13:46.015
  • OF HIS LIFE.
  • 00:13:46.015 --> 00:13:47.449
  • IN HIS JOURNAL HE WROTE,"BLESSED BE TO GOD FOR THE DAY
  • 00:13:47.449 --> 00:13:50.986
  • "OF REST ANDRELIGIOUS OCCUPATION,
  • 00:13:50.986 --> 00:13:53.822
  • "WHEREIN EARTHLY THINGSASSUME THEIR TRUE SIZE,
  • 00:13:53.822 --> 00:13:58.227
  • "AMBITION IS STUNTED."
  • 00:13:58.227 --> 00:14:01.697
  • THAT'S RICH.
  • 00:14:01.697 --> 00:14:03.265
  • THE VALUE OF IT DAY LIKETODAY, A SABBATH DAY,
  • 00:14:03.265 --> 00:14:06.702
  • IS IT ALLOWS US TOREGAIN OUR PERSPECTIVE
  • 00:14:06.702 --> 00:14:10.306
  • OF WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANTAND WHAT'S NOT IMPORTANT.
  • 00:14:10.306 --> 00:14:15.311
  • TAKING A DAY OFFEVERY WEEK IS VITAL
  • 00:14:15.311 --> 00:14:17.913
  • TO EXPERIENCINGRELAXATION OVER STRESS.
  • 00:14:17.913 --> 00:14:22.017
  • FOURTH, AND THIS ISSO PRACTICAL,
  • 00:14:22.017 --> 00:14:26.121
  • SPEND SOME TIME EVERY DAYDOING SOMETHING YOU ENJOY.
  • 00:14:26.121 --> 00:14:31.293
  • IF YOU WANT TO GETTHROUGH A STRESSFUL DAY,
  • 00:14:31.293 --> 00:14:33.762
  • A STRESSFUL WEEK, MAKESURE YOU HAVE PROGRAMMED
  • 00:14:33.762 --> 00:14:36.432
  • INTO YOUR DAY, SOME TIME TODO SOMETHING YOU ENJOY DOING.
  • 00:14:36.432 --> 00:14:40.369
  • EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMETHINGTO LOOK FORWARD TO.
  • 00:14:40.369 --> 00:14:42.938
  • I HAVE AN INTERESTINGBOOK IN MY LIBRARY,
  • 00:14:42.938 --> 00:14:45.541
  • PROBABLY CAUSE YOUTO RAISE YOUR EYEBROW
  • 00:14:45.541 --> 00:14:47.209
  • IF YOU JUST SAW THE TITLE.
  • 00:14:47.209 --> 00:14:48.577
  • IT'S ENTITLED "BEWAREOF THE NAKED MAN
  • 00:14:48.577 --> 00:14:51.480
  • "WHO OFFERS YOU HIS SHIRT."
  • 00:14:51.480 --> 00:14:54.183
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
  • 00:14:54.183 --> 00:14:56.819
  • IT'S BY LEADERSHIPGURU, HARVEY MACKAY,
  • 00:14:56.819 --> 00:14:59.655
  • BUT HE MAKES ANINTERESTING POINT.
  • 00:14:59.655 --> 00:15:00.990
  • HE SAYS, "HOW DO YOUOVERCOME THE INEVITABLE DRAG
  • 00:15:00.990 --> 00:15:04.760
  • "ON YOUR SPIRITS OFDOING TASKS YOU HATE,
  • 00:15:04.760 --> 00:15:08.397
  • "BUT HAVE TO BE DONE?
  • 00:15:08.397 --> 00:15:10.099
  • "IF I HAVE TO DOSOMETHING I DON'T LIKE,
  • 00:15:10.099 --> 00:15:12.468
  • "I MAKE IT A POINT TO ESPECIALLYBE NICE TO MYSELF LATER
  • 00:15:12.468 --> 00:15:16.705
  • "BY DOING SOMETHING I REALLYDO LIKE THE SAME DAY."
  • 00:15:16.705 --> 00:15:22.811
  • NOW THAT'S GOLD ASWELL, TO HAVE SOMETHING
  • 00:15:22.811 --> 00:15:25.714
  • YOU'RE LOOKINGFORWARD TO EVERY DAY.
  • 00:15:25.714 --> 00:15:27.950
  • NOW I DON'T WANT YOUTO MISUNDERSTAND THIS.
  • 00:15:27.950 --> 00:15:30.052
  • THE DAY I LOOK FORWARD TOMOST EVERY WEEK IS SUNDAY.
  • 00:15:30.052 --> 00:15:34.189
  • I MEAN, I AM SO JAZZED OVER IT.
  • 00:15:34.189 --> 00:15:36.158
  • TO ME, IT'S THE SUPER BOWLI GET TO PLAY EVERY SUNDAY.
  • 00:15:36.158 --> 00:15:39.595
  • I SPEND ALL WEEK GETTINGREADY FOR SUNDAY.
  • 00:15:39.595 --> 00:15:42.031
  • I CAN'T SLEEP A LOT OFTIMES ON SATURDAY NIGHT.
  • 00:15:42.031 --> 00:15:44.333
  • I'M SO EXCITED ABOUTBEING WITH YOU ALL
  • 00:15:44.333 --> 00:15:46.635
  • AND GETTING TOPREACH GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:15:46.635 --> 00:15:49.038
  • BUT SUNDAYS ARE ALSOAN ENDURANCE CONTEST.
  • 00:15:49.038 --> 00:15:51.507
  • I MEAN, I GET UP ABOUT4:45, I RUN THREE MILES,
  • 00:15:51.507 --> 00:15:54.810
  • I SIT DOWN AND LOOK OVERTHE MESSAGE FOR TODAY,
  • 00:15:54.810 --> 00:15:58.180
  • COME HERE AND PREACH TWICE,MEET WITH OUR GUESTS,
  • 00:15:58.180 --> 00:16:01.150
  • MEET WITH OTHERFOLKS AND SO FORTH.
  • 00:16:01.150 --> 00:16:03.152
  • AND I TELL YOU, THERE'SA LITTLE BIT OF TIME,
  • 00:16:03.152 --> 00:16:05.587
  • USUALLY ABOUT 10:30ON SUNDAY MORNINGS,
  • 00:16:05.587 --> 00:16:08.457
  • I BEGIN TO SAG A LITTLE BIT.
  • 00:16:08.457 --> 00:16:10.959
  • BUT THEN I REMEMBERWHAT I'VE GOT WAITING
  • 00:16:10.959 --> 00:16:13.862
  • AT HOME FOR ME THAT NIGHT,A BIG BOWL OF POPCORN
  • 00:16:13.862 --> 00:16:17.800
  • AND A DIET COKE.
  • 00:16:17.800 --> 00:16:19.201
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
  • 00:16:19.201 --> 00:16:21.203
  • AND I CAN JUST PICTURE MYSELFSTRETCHED OUT ON THAT COUCH,
  • 00:16:21.203 --> 00:16:24.606
  • WATCHING AN OLD MOVIE,CRAMMING POPCORN DOWN MY MOUTH.
  • 00:16:24.606 --> 00:16:29.011
  • BUT IT'S SOMETHING ILOOK FORWARD TO ON SUNDAY
  • 00:16:29.011 --> 00:16:31.513
  • AND IT JUST GIVES ME KIND OFTHE LITTLE EXTRA OOMPH I NEED
  • 00:16:31.513 --> 00:16:34.483
  • FOR THE 10:50 SERVICEWHEN I THINK ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:16:34.483 --> 00:16:37.453
  • NOW THE FACT IS, WE OUGHTTO HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THAT
  • 00:16:37.453 --> 00:16:40.389
  • EVERY DAY.
  • 00:16:40.389 --> 00:16:42.458
  • LISTEN TO ME, THIS ISN'TIN YOUR NOTES, IT'S EXTRA,
  • 00:16:42.458 --> 00:16:45.294
  • WON'T COST YOU ANYTHING.
  • 00:16:45.294 --> 00:16:47.496
  • BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:16:47.496 --> 00:16:48.430
  • THERE NEEDS TO BE A FINISH LINE
  • 00:16:48.430 --> 00:16:50.933
  • THAT WE HAVE IN OURLIFE EVERY WEEK.
  • 00:16:50.933 --> 00:16:53.936
  • THAT'S WHAT THE SABBATHIS, IT'S A FINISH LINE.
  • 00:16:53.936 --> 00:16:56.738
  • IT'S A TIME WHEN YOU SAY,"I HAVEN'T DONE EVERYTHING
  • 00:16:56.738 --> 00:16:59.541
  • "I NEEDED TO DO FOR THISWEEK, BUT I'VE DONE EVERYTHING
  • 00:16:59.541 --> 00:17:02.478
  • "I SHOULD DO AND CAN DO AND NOWI'M GOING TO TAKE A DAY OFF."
  • 00:17:02.478 --> 00:17:06.615
  • THERE OUGHT TO BE A FINISH LINE.
  • 00:17:06.615 --> 00:17:08.150
  • GOD HAD A FINISHLINE IN HIS WEEK.
  • 00:17:08.150 --> 00:17:10.419
  • AFTER SIX DAYS OF CREATION,HAD GOD DONE EVERYTHING
  • 00:17:10.419 --> 00:17:13.922
  • HE COULD HAVE DONE IN CREATION?
  • 00:17:13.922 --> 00:17:16.625
  • NO, HE COULD HAVE DONE MORE.
  • 00:17:16.625 --> 00:17:18.060
  • THERE WERE MORE STARS,MORE PLANETS, MORE GALAXIES
  • 00:17:18.060 --> 00:17:21.096
  • HE COULD HAVE CREATED,
  • 00:17:21.096 --> 00:17:22.531
  • MORE KINDS OF ANIMALS,MORE KINDS OF HUMAN BEINGS.
  • 00:17:22.531 --> 00:17:25.434
  • WHY STOP WITH TWO,MALE AND FEMALE?
  • 00:17:25.434 --> 00:17:27.436
  • WHY NOT THREE ORFOUR KINDS OF HUMANS?
  • 00:17:27.436 --> 00:17:29.304
  • IT'S NOT THAT GOD DIDEVERYTHING HE COULD HAVE DONE,
  • 00:17:29.304 --> 00:17:32.207
  • BUT HE WAS SETTINGAN EXAMPLE FOR US.
  • 00:17:32.207 --> 00:17:33.876
  • HE DID EVERYTHINGHE NEEDED TO DO.
  • 00:17:33.876 --> 00:17:35.544
  • HE CAME TO A POINT OF CLOSURE.
  • 00:17:35.544 --> 00:17:37.646
  • HE SAID, "THIS IS ENOUGH."
  • 00:17:37.646 --> 00:17:39.448
  • WE NEED THAT EVERY WEEK.
  • 00:17:39.448 --> 00:17:41.583
  • WE NEED THAT EVERY YEAR, THAT'SWHAT VACATIONS ARE ABOUT.
  • 00:17:41.583 --> 00:17:44.286
  • WHEN YOU COME TO THE ENDOF A YEAR AND YOU SAY,
  • 00:17:44.286 --> 00:17:46.155
  • "YOU KNOW WHAT, I'M GOING TOTAKE SOME TIME FOR MYSELF
  • 00:17:46.155 --> 00:17:49.358
  • "AND WITH MY FAMILYJUST TO RELAX.
  • 00:17:49.358 --> 00:17:51.727
  • "I DIDN'T HIT EVERY GOAL ISHOULD HAVE HIT FOR THIS YEAR,
  • 00:17:51.727 --> 00:17:54.196
  • "BUT THAT'S OKAY,THERE'S NEXT YEAR.
  • 00:17:54.196 --> 00:17:56.064
  • "BUT I'M GOING TO RELAXAND CELEBRATE."
  • 00:17:56.064 --> 00:17:58.634
  • BUT THERE NEEDS TO BETHAT TIME EVERY DAY
  • 00:17:58.634 --> 00:18:01.303
  • IN YOUR SCHEDULE, AS WELL.
  • 00:18:01.303 --> 00:18:03.205
  • IT MIGHT BE 7:00 ATNIGHT, IT MIGHT BE 8:00,
  • 00:18:03.205 --> 00:18:06.608
  • BUT IT'S A FINISH TIME.
  • 00:18:06.608 --> 00:18:08.677
  • WHEN YOU SAY, "MAYBE IHAVEN'T WASHED EVERY DISH,
  • 00:18:08.677 --> 00:18:12.281
  • "I HAVEN'T CLEANEDEVERY GARMENT,
  • 00:18:12.281 --> 00:18:15.083
  • "I HAVEN'T MADE EVERY PHONECALL OR WRITTEN EVERY EMAIL
  • 00:18:15.083 --> 00:18:18.554
  • THAT NEEDS TO BE WRITTEN,
  • 00:18:18.554 --> 00:18:20.455
  • "BUT I'VE HIT THEFINISH LINE FOR TODAY
  • 00:18:20.455 --> 00:18:22.424
  • "AND I'M GOING TO PICKIT UP TOMORROW.
  • 00:18:22.424 --> 00:18:23.659
  • "NOW I'M GOING TO DOSOMETHING I ENJOY."
  • 00:18:23.659 --> 00:18:26.862
  • YOU SAY, "WELL WHEREIS THAT IN SCRIPTURE?"
  • 00:18:26.862 --> 00:18:28.664
  • I'M SO GLAD YOU ASKED ME.
  • 00:18:28.664 --> 00:18:30.332
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
  • 00:18:30.332 --> 00:18:31.600
  • SOLOMON SAID, "THERE ISNOTHING BETTER FOR A MAN
  • 00:18:31.600 --> 00:18:34.770
  • "THAN TO EAT HIS POPCORNAND DRINK HIS DIET COKE
  • 00:18:34.770 --> 00:18:39.241
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
  • 00:18:39.241 --> 00:18:41.743
  • "AND TELL HIMSELF THATHIS LABOR IS GOOD.
  • 00:18:41.743 --> 00:18:45.247
  • "THIS ALSO I HAVE SEEN THATIT IS FROM THE HAND OF GOD."
  • 00:18:45.247 --> 00:18:48.984
  • YOU KNOW WHAT, GOD GAVEYOU THE GIFT OF LIFE,
  • 00:18:48.984 --> 00:18:51.720
  • NOT JUST TO ENDURE,BUT TO ENJOY.
  • 00:18:51.720 --> 00:18:54.823
  • GOD WANTS US TO ENJOY THELIFE THAT HE HAS GIVEN US.
  • 00:18:54.823 --> 00:19:00.963
  • FIFTH, AND PERHAPSMOST IMPORTANTLY,
  • 00:19:00.963 --> 00:19:02.364
  • HOW DO YOU CHOOSERELAXATION OVER STRESS?
  • 00:19:02.364 --> 00:19:05.300
  • SPEND TIME WITH GOD EACH DAY.
  • 00:19:05.300 --> 00:19:11.573
  • YOU KNOW, IN MY OWNLIFE, I'VE DISCOVERED
  • 00:19:09.271 --> 00:19:15.277
  • HOW I BEGIN MY DAYAND HOW I END MY DAY,
  • 00:19:15.277 --> 00:19:21.416
  • GOVERNS MY STRESS LEVELTHROUGHOUT THE DAY.
  • 00:19:21.416 --> 00:19:28.890
  • I WOKE UP THIS MORNING, I WASABOUT TO BOUND OUT OF BED,
  • 00:19:28.890 --> 00:19:31.760
  • WELL CRAWL OUT OFBED, TO START THE DAY;
  • 00:19:31.760 --> 00:19:35.230
  • AND I THOUGHT, "YOU KNOW,THERE'S SOMETHING I NEED
  • 00:19:35.230 --> 00:19:37.633
  • "TO TALK TO GOD ABOUT."
  • 00:19:37.633 --> 00:19:39.701
  • SO I MADE MYSELF STAY IN BEDUNTIL I TALKED WITH THE LORD
  • 00:19:39.701 --> 00:19:43.839
  • ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:19:43.839 --> 00:19:45.307
  • AND JUST DOING THAT, IMEAN IT JUST HAS ENERGIZED
  • 00:19:45.307 --> 00:19:47.843
  • THE REST OF MY DAY.
  • 00:19:47.843 --> 00:19:50.412
  • HOW YOU START, HOW YOU ENDDETERMINES THE STRESS YOU FEEL
  • 00:19:50.412 --> 00:19:52.714
  • THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
  • 00:19:52.714 --> 00:19:54.216
  • YEARS AGO, I CAME ACROSSA PLAN BY THE LATE PASTOR,
  • 00:19:54.216 --> 00:19:57.619
  • LLOYD OGILVIE, THATI TRY TO FOLLOW,
  • 00:19:57.619 --> 00:20:00.222
  • A PERSONAL DEVOTIONAL PLAN.
  • 00:20:00.222 --> 00:20:01.757
  • IT'S CALLED "15MINUTES TO FREEDOM."
  • 00:20:01.757 --> 00:20:05.527
  • AND THIS PASTOR SIMPLYSAYS, START YOUR DAY
  • 00:20:05.527 --> 00:20:08.597
  • SPENDING 15 MINUTES WITH GOD.
  • 00:20:08.597 --> 00:20:11.600
  • READING THE BIBLE, PRAYING,MAYBE WRITING SOMETHING DOWN
  • 00:20:11.600 --> 00:20:15.037
  • IN YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNAL.
  • 00:20:15.037 --> 00:20:16.271
  • NOT AN HOUR, NOT 30MIN, 15 MINUTES A DAY,
  • 00:20:16.271 --> 00:20:20.142
  • AND THEN END YOUR DAYDOING THE VERY SAME THING.
  • 00:20:20.142 --> 00:20:23.245
  • AND WHEN YOU ADD THOSEBOOKENDS IN YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:20:23.245 --> 00:20:25.247
  • IT TREMENDOUSLY AFFECTSTHE REST OF YOUR DAY.
  • 00:20:25.247 --> 00:20:28.917
  • IN JOHN 16:33,AGAIN, JESUS SAID,
  • 00:20:28.917 --> 00:20:32.454
  • "IN THE WORLD,YOU HAVE TRIBULATION,
  • 00:20:32.454 --> 00:20:34.656
  • "BUT BE OF GOOD CHEERFOR I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD."
  • 00:20:34.656 --> 00:20:39.394
  • I THINK THIS WAS JESUS'PRIMARY SECRET FOR DEALING
  • 00:20:39.394 --> 00:20:41.963
  • WITH THE STRESS HE FELTWITH THE ASSIGNMENT
  • 00:20:41.963 --> 00:20:45.033
  • THAT HE HAD IN WORLD, TOBE THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:20:45.033 --> 00:20:48.337
  • HOW DID HE DEAL WITH THAT?
  • 00:20:48.337 --> 00:20:49.705
  • WITH THE DISCIPLESWHO DIDN'T ALWAYS DO
  • 00:20:49.705 --> 00:20:51.740
  • WHAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO DO?
  • 00:20:51.740 --> 00:20:53.075
  • WITH HIS ENEMIES?
  • 00:20:53.075 --> 00:20:53.942
  • HOW DID HE DEAL WITH IT?
  • 00:20:53.942 --> 00:20:55.977
  • I THINK THE SECRET WASHE STAYED CONNECTED
  • 00:20:55.977 --> 00:20:58.380
  • TO HIS HEAVENLY FATHER.
  • 00:20:58.380 --> 00:21:00.315
  • I FOUND ONE OF THEMOST FASCINATING VERSES
  • 00:21:00.315 --> 00:21:02.284
  • ABOUT JESUS' LIFECOMES FROM MARK 1:35.
  • 00:21:02.284 --> 00:21:05.654
  • IT SAYS, "AND IN THE EARLYMORNING, WHILE IT WAS
  • 00:21:05.654 --> 00:21:09.825
  • "STILL DARK, JESUS AROSE AND HEWENT OUT AND DEPARTED
  • 00:21:09.825 --> 00:21:13.795
  • "TO A LONELY PLACE ANDHE WAS PRAYING THERE."
  • 00:21:13.795 --> 00:21:18.567
  • NOW, WHEN YOU LOOK ATMARK 1, YOU'LL DISCOVER
  • 00:21:18.567 --> 00:21:20.836
  • THAT THIS MORNINGTHAT THEY TALK ABOUT
  • 00:21:20.836 --> 00:21:24.206
  • WAS THE DAY AFTER THESINGLE, BUSIEST, RECORDED DAY
  • 00:21:24.206 --> 00:21:28.744
  • IN JESUS' ENTIRE MINISTRY.
  • 00:21:28.744 --> 00:21:30.779
  • HE HAD STARTED EARLYTEACHING AND PREACHING
  • 00:21:30.779 --> 00:21:33.415
  • AND HEALING PEOPLE ANDGONE LATE INTO NIGHT,
  • 00:21:33.415 --> 00:21:36.251
  • BUT THEN THE NEXT MORNING,
  • 00:21:36.251 --> 00:21:38.387
  • WHEN HE CERTAINLY HAD EVERYEXCUSE FOR SLEEPING IN,
  • 00:21:38.387 --> 00:21:41.123
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, NO.
  • 00:21:41.123 --> 00:21:43.258
  • HE GOT UP, HE WENTTO A LONELY PLACE
  • 00:21:43.258 --> 00:21:46.461
  • WHILE IT WAS STILL DARKOUTSIDE, AND HE PRAYED.
  • 00:21:46.461 --> 00:21:50.899
  • YOU SEE FOR JESUS,TIME SPENT WITH GOD
  • 00:21:50.899 --> 00:21:54.069
  • WAS NOT JUST SOME LEGALISTIC,SPIRITUAL REQUIREMENT
  • 00:21:54.069 --> 00:21:57.439
  • TO BE CHECKED OFF.
  • 00:21:57.439 --> 00:21:59.975
  • TO JESUS, TIME SPENT WITH GOD
  • 00:21:59.975 --> 00:22:02.844
  • WAS THE SECRET OF HIS STRENGTH,THE SOURCE OF HIS PEACE.
  • 00:22:02.844 --> 00:22:08.517
  • AND HE OFFERS USTHE SAME STRENGTH,
  • 00:22:08.517 --> 00:22:12.521
  • THE SAME PEACE IF WE'LLSPEND TIME WITH HIM.
  • 00:22:12.521 --> 00:22:16.057
  • GOD SAID IT THIS WAYTHROUGH THE PROPHET, ISAIAH.
  • 00:22:16.057 --> 00:22:18.894
  • ISAIAH 40:29-31, "GODGIVES STRENGTH TO THE WEARY
  • 00:22:18.894 --> 00:22:25.300
  • "AND TO HIM WHO LACKSMIGHT, HE INCREASES POWER.
  • 00:22:25.300 --> 00:22:28.103
  • "THOUGH YOUTHS GROWWEARY AND TIRED
  • 00:22:28.103 --> 00:22:30.372
  • "AND VIGOROUS YOUNGMEN STUMBLE BADLY,
  • 00:22:30.372 --> 00:22:33.308
  • "YET THOSE WHO WAIT FOR THELORD WILL GAIN NEW STRENGTH.
  • 00:22:33.308 --> 00:22:38.079
  • "THEY WILL MOUNT UPWITH WINGS LIKE EAGLES,
  • 00:22:38.079 --> 00:22:40.916
  • "THEY WILL RUNAND NOT GET TIRED.
  • 00:22:40.916 --> 00:22:43.318
  • "THEY WILL WALK ANDNOT BECOME WEARY."
  • 00:22:43.318 --> 00:22:47.923
  • THAT'S THE FOUNDATION FORCHOOSING RELAXATION OVER STRESS.
  • 00:22:47.923 --> 00:22:53.728
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:22:53.728 --> 00:22:58.633
  • GOD'S MESSAGE THROUGHISAIAH BRINGS COMFORT
  • 00:22:58.633 --> 00:23:01.203
  • TO THOSE WHO ARERUNNING RAGGED TODAY.
  • 00:23:01.203 --> 00:23:04.039
  • THE CHAOS IN OURWORLD REMINDS US
  • 00:23:04.039 --> 00:23:06.341
  • THAT APART FROMGOD'S INTERVENTION,
  • 00:23:06.341 --> 00:23:08.510
  • WE HAVE EVERY REASONTO BE STRESSED OUT.
  • 00:23:08.510 --> 00:23:11.480
  • BUT WHEN WE KEEP OUR EYESFIXED ON THE SOURCE OF PEACE,
  • 00:23:11.480 --> 00:23:15.150
  • WE CAN REMAIN CALMAND EVEN RELAX.
  • 00:23:15.150 --> 00:23:18.420
  • BEFORE OUR TIME IS UP TODAY, LETME SAY A WORD TO THOSE OF YOU
  • 00:23:18.420 --> 00:23:22.023
  • WHO GIVE GENEROUSLY TO"PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:23:22.023 --> 00:23:24.659
  • ESPECIALLY DURINGTHESE TURBULENT DAYS.
  • 00:23:24.659 --> 00:23:27.729
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  • IF YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE,YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
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  • 11 ATTITUDE CHOICES THATDELIVER THE ABUNDANT LIFE
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  • PROVERBS 23:7 SAYS, "AS APERSON THINKS WITHIN HIMSELF,
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