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How Can I Prepare For My Journey To Heaven? Part 2

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January 29, 2021
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As we wrap up our series on heaven this week and next, we are going to discover six essential preparations for every Christian’s inevitable journey to that “place called heaven.”

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTISTCHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • NONE OF US CANKNOW FOR CERTAIN
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  • HOW MUCH TIME WEHAVE HERE ON EARTH.
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  • SOME OF US WILL LIVETO A RIPE OLD AGE.
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  • OTHERS WILL BE CALLEDAWAY MUCH SOONER.
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  • WITH THE DATE OF OURDEPARTURE UNCERTAIN,
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  • HOW CAN WE AVOID LEAVINGBEHIND ANY MISSED OPPORTUNITIES
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  • OR UNFINISHED ANDUNFULFILLED DREAMS?
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  • WELL, TODAY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
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  • HOW TO MAXIMIZEOUR TIME ON EARTH
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  • IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE ANYPRE-DEPARTURE REGRETS.
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  • WE'RE ANSWERING THE QUESTION,
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  • HOW CAN I PREPARE FORMY JOURNEY TO HEAVEN
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ♪ I AM THE RIGHTEOUSONE AND I AM THE LAMB ♪
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  • ♪ I AM A RAM IN THEBUSH FOR ABRAHAM ♪
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  • ♪ I AM THE ULTIMATESACRIFICE FOR SIN ♪
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  • ♪ I AM YOUR REDEEMERBEGINNING AND THE END ♪
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  • ♪ I AM
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  • ♪ I AM
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  • ♪ I AM
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  • ♪ I AM
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  • ♪ I AM JEHOVAH
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  • ♪ AND I AM YOUR KING
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  • ♪ I AM MESSIAH,DAVID'S OFFSPRING ♪
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  • ♪ I AM YOUR HIGH PRIEST
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  • ♪ AND I AM THE CHRIST
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  • ♪ I AM THE RESURRECTIONAND I AM THE LIFE ♪
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  • ♪ I AM
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  • ♪ I AM
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  • ♪ I AM THE BREAD,AND I AM THE WINE, ♪
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  • ♪ I AM YOUR FUTURE, SOLEAVE YOUR PAST BEHIND ♪
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  • ♪ I AM THE ONE IN THEMIDST OF TWO OR THREE ♪
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  • ♪ I AM YOUR TABERNACLE,I AM YOUR JUBILEE ♪
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  • ♪ I AM
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  • ♪ I AM
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  • ♪ I AM THE BREAD,AND I AM THE WINE, ♪
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  • ♪ I AM YOUR FUTURE, SOLEAVE YOUR PAST BEHIND ♪
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  • ♪ I AM THE ONE IN THEMIDST OF TWO OR THREE ♪
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  • ♪ I AM YOUR TABERNACLE,I AM YOUR JUBILEE ♪
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  • ♪ I AM
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  • ♪ I AM
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  • ♪ I AM HOPE, I AM PEACE,I AM JOY, I AM REST ♪
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  • ♪ I AM YOUR COMFORT, ANDRELIEF FROM YOUR STRESS ♪
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  • ♪ I AM STRENGTH, I AM FAITH,I AM LOVE, I AM POWER ♪
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  • ♪ I AM YOUR FREEDOM,THIS VERY HOUR ♪
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  • ♪ I AM HOPE, I AM PEACE,I AM JOY, I AM REST ♪
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  • ♪ I AM YOUR COMFORT, ANDRELIEF FROM YOUR STRESS ♪
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  • ♪ I AM STRENGTH, I AM FAITH,I AM LOVE, I AM POWER ♪
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  • ♪ I AM YOUR FREEDOM,THIS VERY HOUR ♪
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  • -♪ I AM,-♪ YES HE IS, YES HE IS
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  • -♪ I AM-♪ HE IS THE KING OF KINGS
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  • ♪ I AM
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  • -♪ HALLELUJAH-(AUDIENCE APPLAUDING)
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  • [ANNOUNCER] AT THIS VERY MOMENT,
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  • GOD IS PREPARING APLACE OF UNENDING JOY
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  • FOR THOSE WHO TRUST IN HIM.
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  • AND TO HELP YOU AND YOURLOVED ONES GET READY,
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS HASWRITTEN A BRAND NEW BOOK
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  • "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN:
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  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY."
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  • SPEND 100 DAYS REFLECTINGON THE BEAUTIFUL PLACE
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  • GOD IS PREPARING FOR YOU.
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  • REQUEST "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN:
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  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY"
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • AS WE WRAP UP OURSERIES ON HEAVEN,
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  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUTHOW TO PREPARE
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  • FOR OUR JOURNEY TO HEAVEN.
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  • WE'VE TALKED ABOUT SIXPRACTICAL STEPS THAT WE CAN TAKE
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  • TO MAKE SURE WE'RE READYWHEN THE TIME COMES
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  • FOR US TO GO TO THATPLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
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  • NOW, LAST TIME WE LOOKED ATTHE FIRST THREE OF THOSE STEPS.
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  • NOW, TODAY LET'S LOOKAT THE FOURTH WAY
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  • TO PREPARE FOR HEAVEN,
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  • AND THAT IS MAKE THE MOSTOF YOUR TIME ON EARTH.
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  • MAKE THE MOST OFYOUR TIME ON EARTH.
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  • GOD HAS ALLOTTED A DIFFERENTNUMBER OF YEARS AND DAYS
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  • FOR EVERY ONE OFUS IN THIS LIFE.
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  • AND YET WE TALK ABOUTPEOPLE'S AVERAGE LIFESPAN.
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  • YOU KNOW BEFORE THE FLOOD,PEOPLE LIVED MUCH LONGER.
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  • REMEMBER BEFORE THE FLOODPEOPLE LIVED HUNDREDS
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  • AND HUNDREDS OF YEARS.
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  • POP QUIZ, WHO WAS THEOLDEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED?
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  • METHUSELAH. HE DIEDAT 969 YEARS OF AGE.
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  • AND YET IMMEDIATELYAFTER THE FLOOD,
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  • PEOPLE'S LIVES SPANDECREASED DRAMATICALLY.
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  • AND THEN THROUGH AND TECHNOLOGYAND BETTER NUTRITION,
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  • PEOPLE'S LIFE SPANSTARTED TO INCREASE.
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  • BUT DID YOU SEE JUST THIS WEEK,
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  • FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES,
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  • PEOPLE'S LIFE SPAN HASDECREASED ONCE AGAIN.
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  • NEVERTHELESS, IN PSALM 90,
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  • MOSES SAID THERE'S AN AVERAGELIFESPAN FOR MOST PEOPLE.
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  • NOW, MOSES BEAT IT.
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  • HE LIVED TO BE 120 YEARS OF AGE,
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  • AND YET IN PSALM 90:10-12,HE SAID, "70 YEARS ARE GIVEN
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  • TO US AND SOME MAYEVEN LIVE TO 80,
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  • BUT EVEN THE BEST OF THESEYEARS ARE OFTEN EMPTY
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  • AND FILLED WITH PAIN.
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  • SOON THEY DISAPPEARAND WE ARE GONE."
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  • VERSE 12, "TEACH USTO NUMBER OUR DAYS
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  • AND RECOGNIZE HOW FEW THEY ARE,
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  • HELP US TO SPENDTHEM AS WE SHOULD."
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  • I'LL NEVER FORGET THE FIRST TIME
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  • I EVER HEARD ANYBODYSPEAK ABOUT THOSE VERSES.
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  • I WAS SITTING IN AFRESHMEN ORIENTATION CHAPEL
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  • AT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY.
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  • I MEAN, AT THAT TIME IN MYLIFE, TIME MOVED LIGHT MOLASSES.
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  • AGE SURE CHANGES THINGS.
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  • DOES ANYBODY HERE TODAY TALKABOUT HOW SLOWLY TIME MOVES?
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  • DO ANY OF YOU TALK ABOUT THAT?
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  • DON'T WE TALK ABOUTHOW QUICKLY IT GOES.
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  • THE OLDER AND OLDER YOU GET THEMORE QUICKLY IT SEEMS TO GO.
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  • IT'S LIKE WHEN WAG SAID,
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  • "LIFE IS LIKE A ROLLOF TOILET PAPER.
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  • THE CLOSER YOU GET TO THE END,THE MORE QUICKLY IT GOES."
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  • YOU'VE DISCOVEREDTHAT, HAVEN'T YOU?
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
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  • THAT'S WHAT MOSES WAS SAYING,JUST A LITTLE MORE ELOQUENTLY.
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  • HE SAID, "TEACH USTO NUMBER OUR DAYS
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  • TO REALLY REALIZE HOWVERY FEW THEY ARE.
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  • PAUL SAID IT THIS WAYIN EPHESIANS 5:15-16,
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  • HE SAID, "BE CAREFULHOW YOU WALK,
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  • NOT AS UNWISE MAN, BUT AS WISE,
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  • MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME
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  • BECAUSE THE DAYS ARE EVIL,"
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  • IN THE BIBLE, THE WORDWALK WAS AN ANALOGY
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  • FOR HOW YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE.
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  • HE SAID, "BE VERY CAREFULHOW YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE.
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  • AND A LOT OF HOW SHORT TIME IS."
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  • HERE'S A GOOD EXERCISE.
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  • I HOPE EVERY ONE OF YOUHAVE A LIST IN YOUR MIND
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  • OF AT LEAST THREE THINGSYOU'D LIKE TO ACCOMPLISH
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  • BEFORE YOU DIE.
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  • THAT'S A GOOD THING TOSIT DOWN AND THINK ABOUT,
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  • WHAT THREE THINGS DO I THINKGOD WOULD HAVE ME TO DO
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  • BEFORE I DIE.
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  • AND ONCE YOU GET THOSETHREE THINGS IN YOUR MIND,
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  • ASK YOURSELF AS YOUGO THROUGH THE DAY,
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  • HOW MUCH TIME DOYOU ACTUALLY DEVOTE
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  • TO DOING THOSE MAJORPRIORITIES IN YOUR LIFE?
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  • NOT MUCH, MOST OF USSPEND VERY LITTLE TIME
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  • DOING THOSE THINGS THAT WETHINK ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT.
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  • THAT'S WHY PAUL SAID MAKETHE MOST OF YOUR TIME.
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  • THE GREEK WORD MAKE THE MOST
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  • IS A WARD LITERALLYTHAT MEANS BUY UP.
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  • BUY UP YOUR TIME.
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  • TIME IS A PRECIOUS COMMODITY.
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  • DID YOU KNOW LIFE IS ALOT LIKE A DOLLAR BILL?
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  • LIFE IS LIKE A DOLLAR BILL.
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  • YOU CAN SPEND ITANY WAY YOU WANT
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  • BUT YOU CAN ONLY SPEND IT ONCE.
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  • AND THAT'S WHY PAUL SAIDYOU BETTER BUY IT UP.
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  • YOU BETTER MAKE THE MOST OF IT.
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  • THE PHILOSOPHER HENRY DAVIDTHOREAU WAS VERY FEARFUL
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  • THAT HE WOULD COME TOTHE END OF HIS LIFE
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  • AND NOT REALIZE THAT HEHAD REALLY LIVED LIFE.
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  • HE WROTE, "I DID NOT WISHTO LIVE WHAT WAS NOT LIFE,
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  • I WANTED TO LIVE DEEP AND SUCKOUT ALL THE MARROW OF LIFE."
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  • OF COURSE, HIS WAY OF DOING IT
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  • WAS GOING ANDLIVING IN THE WOODS.
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  • PAUL HAD A BETTER IDEA
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  • FOR HOW TO MAKE THEMOST OF YOUR TIME,
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  • MAKE THE MOST OF YOURTIME BY LIVING IT
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  • IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOD'SPLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.
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  • HE SAID, "MAKE THEMOST OF YOUR TIME
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  • BECAUSE THE DAYS ARE EVIL."
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  • WHAT DOES HE MEAN BY THAT?
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  • HE SIMPLY MEANT SATAN HATES YOU
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  • AND HAS A TERRIBLEPLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.
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  • AND PART OF HISSCHEME FOR YOUR LIFE
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  • IS NOT JUST TO LEAD YOUINTO DOING SINFUL THINGS,
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  • BUT INTO DOINGMEANINGLESS THINGS,
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  • TO FRITTER AWAY YOUR TIME,
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  • NOT DOING THE THINGSTHAT WILL REALLY COUNT.
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  • I LIKED THE WAYJ.B. PHILLIPS PARAPHRASES
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  • EPHESIANS 5:15-17,LISTEN TO THIS,
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  • LIVE LIFE, THEN, WITH A DUESSENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY,
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  • NOT AS MEN WHO DO NOTKNOW THE MEANING OF LIFE
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  • BUT AS THOSE WHO DO.
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  • MAKE THE BEST USE OF YOUR TIME,
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  • DESPITE ALL THEEVILS OF THESE DAYS.
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  • DON'T BE VAGUE, BUT GRASP FIRMLY
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  • WHAT YOU KNOW TOBE THE WILL OF GOD.
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  • IN THAT GREAT, MAKETHE MOST OF YOUR TIME.
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  • NUMBER FIVE, TO PREPAREFOR YOUR JOURNEY TO HEAVEN,
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  • MINIMIZE YOURPRE-DEPARTURE REGRETS.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER HADTHIS EXPERIENCE,
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  • YOU'RE AT THE DEPARTURE GATE,
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  • GETTING READY TO GET ON A PLANE
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  • AND YOU REMEMBERSOMETHING YOU SHOULD DONE?
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  • I SHOULD HAVE STOPPEDTHE NEWSPAPER.
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  • I SHOULD'VE STOPPED THE MAIL.
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  • NOW THOSE KINDS OFREGRETS ARE MINIMAL.
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  • THEY HAVE NO LASTINGCONSEQUENCES.
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  • BUT TO COME TO THEEND OF YOUR LIFE
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  • READY TO ENTER INTOHEAVEN WITH REGRETS
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  • THAT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY.
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  • AS A PASTOR, I'VE HADTHE EXPERIENCE MANY TIMES
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  • OF SITTING WITH CHRISTIANSWHO WERE ABOUT TO DIE
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  • AND LISTENING THEM TO LAMENTTHEIR REGRETS IN LIFE.
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  • RELATIONSHIPS THEY WISHEDTHEY HAD MAXIMIZED,
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  • RELATIONSHIPS THEY WISHEDTHEY HADN'T BROKEN,
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  • OPPORTUNITIES THEY SHOULDHAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF.
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  • I'M REMINDED OF THE WORDS
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  • OF THE POET JOHN GREENLEAFWHITTIER WHO WROTE,
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  • "FOR ALL SAD WORDSOF TONGUE OR PEN,
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  • THE SADDEST FOR THESE,IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN."
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  • HOW CAN YOU MAKE SURE THATYOU DON'T END YOUR LIFE
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  • WITH A LONG LIST OF REGRETS?
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  • YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE BESTRESOLVES YOU CAN MAKE IS,
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  • RIGHT NOW, TO FOCUSON THOSE THINGS
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  • YOU BELIEVE GOD WOULD HAVE YOU
  • 00:11:54.293 --> 00:11:55.795
  • TO DO REGARDLESS OF HOWLONG HE HAS LEFT FOR YOU
  • 00:11:55.828 --> 00:11:59.165
  • HERE ON EARTH.
  • 00:11:59.198 --> 00:12:00.699
  • ON YOUR OUTLINE, I'VEENCOURAGED YOU TO ENGAGE
  • 00:12:00.733 --> 00:12:03.803
  • IN AN EXERCISE THAT I THINKREALLY WOULD HONOR GOD.
  • 00:12:03.836 --> 00:12:07.139
  • THAT IS THINK THROUGH FIVEMAJOR AREAS OF YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:12:07.173 --> 00:12:10.876
  • YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD,
  • 00:12:10.910 --> 00:12:12.745
  • YOUR RELATIONSHIPTO YOUR FAMILY,
  • 00:12:12.778 --> 00:12:14.814
  • YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FRIENDS,
  • 00:12:14.847 --> 00:12:16.949
  • YOUR CAREER, YOUR FINANCES,
  • 00:12:16.982 --> 00:12:19.852
  • AND THEN DRAW A COLUMN LIKE THIS
  • 00:12:19.885 --> 00:12:22.188
  • AND ASK GOD TO HELP YOU IDENTIFY
  • 00:12:22.221 --> 00:12:24.456
  • WHAT THREE THINGS WOULDYOU LIKE TO ACCOMPLISH
  • 00:12:24.490 --> 00:12:27.193
  • IN EACH OF THESE AREAS OF YOURLIFE BEFORE YOU GO TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:12:27.226 --> 00:12:32.198
  • TAKE AN HOUR SOMETIME THIS WEEK
  • 00:12:32.231 --> 00:12:34.967
  • AND TAKE TIME TO FILL OUTWHAT ARE THE THREE THINGS
  • 00:12:35.000 --> 00:12:37.870
  • GOD WOULD LIKE METO CONCENTRATE ON
  • 00:12:37.903 --> 00:12:39.705
  • THE REMAINING YEARS THAT I HAVE.
  • 00:12:39.738 --> 00:12:41.040
  • THAT'S WHAT PAUL HADIN MIND IN EPHESIANS 5
  • 00:12:41.073 --> 00:12:42.675
  • WHEN HE SAID, "LIVE YOURLIFE WITH A SENSE OF PURPOSE,
  • 00:12:42.708 --> 00:12:45.511
  • DON'T BE VAGUE."
  • 00:12:45.544 --> 00:12:47.413
  • OH, I WANT TO BE A BETTERPERSON. I WANT TO BE HAPPIER.
  • 00:12:47.446 --> 00:12:49.481
  • DON'T BE VAGUE, BUTFIRMLY GRASP WHAT YOU KNOW
  • 00:12:49.515 --> 00:12:51.851
  • TO BE THE WILL OFGOD FOR YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:12:51.884 --> 00:12:54.119
  • YOU KNOW, ONE WAY TOMINIMIZE YOUR REGRETS IN LIFE
  • 00:12:54.153 --> 00:12:56.555
  • IS TO FOCUS RIGHT NOW ONWHAT GOD WOULD HAVE YOU SPEND
  • 00:12:56.589 --> 00:12:59.425
  • THE REST OF YOUR LIFE DOING.
  • 00:12:59.458 --> 00:13:01.994
  • BUT PART OF DEALING WITHREGRETS IS GOING BACK
  • 00:13:02.027 --> 00:13:06.298
  • TO PAST MISTAKES ANDDEALING WITH THOSE AS WELL.
  • 00:13:06.332 --> 00:13:11.403
  • YOU KNOW, MISTAKES CAN'T BEERASED FROM OUR LIFE, CAN THEY?
  • 00:13:11.437 --> 00:13:14.874
  • HAVE YOU DISCOVERED LIFEHAS NO REWIND BUTTON ON IT?
  • 00:13:14.907 --> 00:13:19.678
  • THE FACT IS YOU CAN'TREPLACE YOUR PAST MISTAKES.
  • 00:13:19.712 --> 00:13:22.414
  • YOU CAN ASK FOR GOD'SFORGIVENESS FROM THEM
  • 00:13:22.448 --> 00:13:25.217
  • BUT YOU CAN'T ERASEYOUR MISTAKES,
  • 00:13:25.251 --> 00:13:27.086
  • BUT YOU CAN ALLOW WHATEVERMISTAKES YOU'VE MADE IN THE PAST
  • 00:13:27.119 --> 00:13:33.559
  • TO BE A STEPPING STONE TO MAKESIGNIFICANT CHANGES RIGHT NOW
  • 00:13:33.592 --> 00:13:37.363
  • IN YOUR LIFE THAT WILLAFFECT YOUR TOMORROW
  • 00:13:37.396 --> 00:13:40.599
  • AND YOUR ETERNITY.
  • 00:13:40.633 --> 00:13:41.800
  • THAT'S THE WAY TO DEALWITH PAST MISTAKES
  • 00:13:41.834 --> 00:13:44.403
  • SO THAT YOU DON'THAVE ANY REGRETS.
  • 00:13:44.436 --> 00:13:45.871
  • YOU CAN'T ERASE THEM,BUT USE THOSE MISTAKES
  • 00:13:45.905 --> 00:13:49.174
  • AS A STEPPING STONE TO ALLOWYOU TO CHANGE YOUR TOMORROW
  • 00:13:49.208 --> 00:13:52.244
  • AND YOUR FOREVER.
  • 00:13:52.278 --> 00:13:53.545
  • YOU KNOW, WHEN PAUL CAMETO THE END OF HIS LIFE,
  • 00:13:53.579 --> 00:13:55.781
  • HE DIDN'T COME TO THE END OFHIS LIFE WITHOUT ANY MISTAKES.
  • 00:13:55.814 --> 00:13:59.818
  • HE'D MADE TERRIBLE MISTAKES.
  • 00:13:59.852 --> 00:14:01.587
  • HE'D BLASPHEMED THE NAME OF GOD
  • 00:14:01.620 --> 00:14:03.289
  • AND PERSECUTED CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:14:03.322 --> 00:14:06.492
  • HE DIDN'T COME TO THE END OFHIS LIFE WITHOUT MISTAKES,
  • 00:14:06.525 --> 00:14:08.260
  • BUT HE CAME TO THE END OFHIS LIFE WITHOUT ANY REGRETS.
  • 00:14:08.294 --> 00:14:13.032
  • IN 2 TIMOTHY 4:7, IS HEPREPARED FOR HIS EXECUTION?
  • 00:14:13.065 --> 00:14:16.468
  • HE SAID TO TIMOTHY, "IHAVE FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT,
  • 00:14:16.502 --> 00:14:20.072
  • I HAVE FINISHED THE COURSE,AND I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH."
  • 00:14:20.105 --> 00:14:26.812
  • FINALLY, TO PREPARE FORYOUR JOURNEY TO HEAVEN,
  • 00:14:26.845 --> 00:14:31.350
  • TAKE CARE OF THE PRACTICALMATTERS BEFORE YOU DEPART.
  • 00:14:31.383 --> 00:14:35.321
  • TAKE CARE OF PRACTICALMATTERS BEFORE YOU DEPART.
  • 00:14:35.354 --> 00:14:38.691
  • ONE LAST ITEM TO CHECKOFF ON YOUR TO-DO LIST
  • 00:14:38.724 --> 00:14:41.627
  • BEFORE YOU DEPART THISWORLD IS TO MAKE SURE
  • 00:14:41.660 --> 00:14:44.496
  • THAT THOSE YOU CARE ABOUT MOSTARE ADEQUATELY PROVIDED FOR.
  • 00:14:44.530 --> 00:14:50.869
  • YOU KNOW, ISAIAH THE PROPHETCAME TO KING HEZEKIAH
  • 00:14:50.903 --> 00:14:52.705
  • WITH A SOBERING MESSAGE.
  • 00:14:52.738 --> 00:14:54.440
  • HE SAID IN 2 KINGS 20:1,
  • 00:14:54.473 --> 00:14:56.976
  • "SET YOUR HOUSEIN ORDER HEZEKIAH
  • 00:14:57.009 --> 00:15:00.479
  • FOR YOU SHALL DIE AND NOT LIVE."
  • 00:15:00.512 --> 00:15:05.084
  • THAT'S PRETTY GOODADVICE FOR ALL OF US.
  • 00:15:05.117 --> 00:15:07.119
  • SET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDERFOR YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.
  • 00:15:07.152 --> 00:15:13.292
  • THE FACT IS JUST LIKEISAIAH SAID TO HEZEKIAH,
  • 00:15:13.325 --> 00:15:15.127
  • YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.
  • 00:15:15.160 --> 00:15:17.296
  • I MEAN, DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT?
  • 00:15:17.329 --> 00:15:19.665
  • YOU ARE GOING TO DIE. WHYDON'T YOU SAY THAT WITH ME.
  • 00:15:19.698 --> 00:15:21.767
  • I'M GOING TO DIE.
  • 00:15:21.800 --> 00:15:23.035
  • I AM GOING TO DIE.
  • 00:15:23.068 --> 00:15:25.304
  • I AM GOING TO DIE.
  • 00:15:25.337 --> 00:15:29.208
  • TONY CAMPOLO SAYSIT WELL, HE SAID,
  • 00:15:29.241 --> 00:15:31.043
  • "ONE DAY, YOU'RE GOING TO DIE.
  • 00:15:31.076 --> 00:15:32.411
  • THEY'RE GOING TO TAKEYOU TO THE CEMETERY,
  • 00:15:32.444 --> 00:15:33.879
  • DROP YOU IN A DITCH,THROW DIRT IN YOUR FACE,
  • 00:15:33.912 --> 00:15:36.882
  • AND THEN GO BACK TO THECHURCH AND EAT POTATO SALAD."
  • 00:15:36.915 --> 00:15:39.451
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
  • 00:15:39.485 --> 00:15:43.288
  • IT'S TRUE.
  • 00:15:43.322 --> 00:15:45.924
  • NOW HERE'S THE QUESTION.
  • 00:15:45.958 --> 00:15:48.560
  • AFTER YOUR FAMILY HASFINISHED THE POTATO SALAD,
  • 00:15:48.594 --> 00:15:52.231
  • WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO?
  • 00:15:52.264 --> 00:15:53.999
  • DO THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO?
  • 00:15:54.033 --> 00:15:57.436
  • AUDREY HENDEL WROTEABOUT HER HUSBAND, JIM,
  • 00:15:57.469 --> 00:16:01.173
  • WHO WAS A CPA AND ACERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER.
  • 00:16:01.206 --> 00:16:05.377
  • A FEW YEARS BEFORE HE DIED,
  • 00:16:05.411 --> 00:16:06.812
  • HER HUSBAND, JIMWROTE AN ARTICLE
  • 00:16:06.845 --> 00:16:08.514
  • ON HOW TO LEAVE YOURFINANCIAL HOUSE IN ORDER
  • 00:16:08.547 --> 00:16:11.283
  • FOR YOUR FAMILY.
  • 00:16:11.316 --> 00:16:13.052
  • 1 TIMOTHY 5:8 WAS THEBASIS FOR HIS ARTICLE.
  • 00:16:13.085 --> 00:16:15.888
  • PAUL SAID, "IF ANYONE DOESNOT PROVIDE FOR HIS OWN
  • 00:16:15.921 --> 00:16:18.557
  • ESPECIALLY FOR THOSEOF HIS HOUSEHOLD,
  • 00:16:18.590 --> 00:16:20.826
  • HE HAS DENIED THE FAITH ANDIS WORSE THAN AN UNBELIEVER."
  • 00:16:20.859 --> 00:16:26.498
  • YOU KNOW, MEN, ESPECIALLYPROVIDING FOR YOUR HOUSEHOLD
  • 00:16:26.532 --> 00:16:29.435
  • MEANS MORE THAN EARNING A LIVING
  • 00:16:29.468 --> 00:16:31.136
  • AND MAKING SURE THEY HAVETHEIR NEEDS WHILE YOU'RE ALIVE.
  • 00:16:31.170 --> 00:16:33.138
  • IT MEANS MAKING SURE THEY'RECARED FOR AFTER YOU'RE DEAD
  • 00:16:33.172 --> 00:16:37.509
  • SO THAT THEY KNOWEXACTLY WHAT TO DO.
  • 00:16:37.543 --> 00:16:40.913
  • SET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER.
  • 00:16:40.946 --> 00:16:43.916
  • YOU KNOW, WHEN I THINKOF SOMEBODY WHO PREPARED
  • 00:16:43.949 --> 00:16:47.519
  • FOR HIS JOURNEY TO HEAVENWITHOUT ANY REGRETS,
  • 00:16:47.553 --> 00:16:49.788
  • I THINK ABOUT ABRAHAM.
  • 00:16:49.822 --> 00:16:52.357
  • YOU KNOW IN GENESIS 25:8,
  • 00:16:52.391 --> 00:16:53.992
  • WE HAVE THIS WORDABOUT ABRAHAM'S DEATH.
  • 00:16:54.026 --> 00:16:57.229
  • MOSES WRITES, ANDABRAHAM BREATHED HIS LAST
  • 00:16:57.262 --> 00:17:00.466
  • AND DIED AT A RIPEOLD AGE, AN OLD MAN,
  • 00:17:00.499 --> 00:17:05.104
  • AND SATISFIED WITH LIFE.
  • 00:17:05.137 --> 00:17:07.739
  • AND HE WAS GATHEREDTO HIS PEOPLE.
  • 00:17:07.773 --> 00:17:11.643
  • AMY, I WANT YOU TO THINKABOUT THAT AS AN EPITAPH
  • 00:17:11.677 --> 00:17:13.879
  • FOR MY HEADSTONE,
  • 00:17:13.912 --> 00:17:15.547
  • 'CAUSE THAT'S REALLYA GREAT ONE, ISN'T IT?
  • 00:17:15.581 --> 00:17:18.117
  • DIED AT A RIPE OLD AGE,SATISFIED WITH LIFE.
  • 00:17:18.150 --> 00:17:23.789
  • ABRAHAM WAS SATISFIED.HE WAS CONTENT.
  • 00:17:23.822 --> 00:17:26.125
  • HE HAD NO REGRETSABOUT HIS PAST.
  • 00:17:26.158 --> 00:17:29.194
  • NOT THAT HE DIDN'TMAKE ANY MISTAKES.
  • 00:17:29.228 --> 00:17:30.729
  • HE MADE SOME HUMONGOUS MISTAKES,
  • 00:17:30.762 --> 00:17:33.065
  • BUT HE KNEW THEY HADBEEN FORGIVEN BY GOD.
  • 00:17:33.098 --> 00:17:36.602
  • HE DIED SATISFIEDWITHOUT REGRETS.
  • 00:17:36.635 --> 00:17:38.637
  • WHEN IT CAME TO HIS CHILDREN,
  • 00:17:38.670 --> 00:17:40.606
  • HE HAD SUCCESSFULLY PASSEDON HIS FAITH TO HIS CHILDREN
  • 00:17:40.639 --> 00:17:44.143
  • AND TO HIS GRANDCHILDREN.
  • 00:17:44.176 --> 00:17:46.645
  • AND HE DIED SATISFIEDABOUT HIS FUTURE.
  • 00:17:46.678 --> 00:17:49.615
  • HE KNEW HE WAS HEADED TOBE GATHERED WITH HIS PEOPLE
  • 00:17:49.648 --> 00:17:52.551
  • AND WITH HIS GOD,
  • 00:17:52.584 --> 00:17:54.253
  • BECAUSE OF HIS FAITH INGOD'S PROVISION FOR HIS SIN.
  • 00:17:54.286 --> 00:17:58.157
  • HE DIED SATISFIED WITH LIFE.
  • 00:17:58.190 --> 00:18:02.728
  • ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR JOURNEYTO THAT PLACE CALLED HEAVEN?
  • 00:18:02.761 --> 00:18:06.398
  • SOME OF YOU MAYSAY, WELL, PASTOR,
  • 00:18:06.431 --> 00:18:09.268
  • HONESTLY, I GET FEARFULWHEN I THINK ABOUT,
  • 00:18:09.301 --> 00:18:12.704
  • NOT THE END RESULT, BUT THEPROCESS OF GETTING THERE
  • 00:18:12.738 --> 00:18:16.708
  • TO THAT PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:18:16.742 --> 00:18:19.044
  • I'M FEARFUL OF DEATH.
  • 00:18:19.077 --> 00:18:21.847
  • WHENEVER I THINK OFTHE FEAR OF DEATH,
  • 00:18:21.880 --> 00:18:24.016
  • I THINK OF THE TRUESTORY OF JOHN TODD.
  • 00:18:24.049 --> 00:18:27.319
  • JOHN TODD WAS BORNIN 1800 IN VERMONT.
  • 00:18:27.352 --> 00:18:33.458
  • HE SPENT THE FIRSTSIX YEARS OF HIS LIFE
  • 00:18:33.492 --> 00:18:35.060
  • LIVING IN A LITTLE HAMLETCALLED KILLINGSWORTH.
  • 00:18:35.093 --> 00:18:39.264
  • WHEN HE WAS SIX YEARS OLD,
  • 00:18:39.298 --> 00:18:40.799
  • JOHN TODD'S PARENTS, BOTHOF THEM DIED SUDDENLY.
  • 00:18:40.832 --> 00:18:44.536
  • HE AND HIS SIBLINGSHAD TO BE PARCELED OUT
  • 00:18:44.570 --> 00:18:46.672
  • AMONG ANY RELATIVETHAT WOULD TAKE THEM.
  • 00:18:46.705 --> 00:18:49.808
  • HE HAD A VERY KINDHEARTED AUNT
  • 00:18:49.841 --> 00:18:51.543
  • WHO AGREED TO TAKEHIM AND TO RAISE HIM.
  • 00:18:51.577 --> 00:18:54.746
  • SO HE WENT TO LIVE WITH HER.
  • 00:18:54.780 --> 00:18:56.415
  • FOR THE NEXT 15 YEARS, SHECARED FOR HIM, JUST LIKE A MOM.
  • 00:18:56.448 --> 00:19:00.118
  • WHEN HE WAS 21 YEARSOF AGE, HE LEFT HOME,
  • 00:19:00.152 --> 00:19:02.955
  • WENT TO SCHOOL, PREPAREDFOR THE MINISTRY,
  • 00:19:02.988 --> 00:19:04.990
  • BECAME A SUCCESSFUL PASTOR.
  • 00:19:05.023 --> 00:19:07.960
  • IN HIS MIDDLE AGEYEARS, HE RECEIVED WORD
  • 00:19:07.993 --> 00:19:10.162
  • THAT HIS AUNT WHO HAD CAREDFOR HIM WAS ABOUT TO DIE.
  • 00:19:10.195 --> 00:19:14.299
  • SHE WROTE HIM A LETTER AND SAID
  • 00:19:14.333 --> 00:19:15.867
  • THAT EVEN THOUGHSHE WAS A CHRISTIAN,
  • 00:19:15.901 --> 00:19:18.403
  • SHE GREATLY FEARED DEATH.
  • 00:19:18.437 --> 00:19:21.807
  • MOVED WITH COMPASSION,JOHN WROTE HER BACK
  • 00:19:21.840 --> 00:19:24.876
  • RECOUNTING THAT NIGHT WHENHE A FRIGHTENED LITTLE BOY
  • 00:19:24.910 --> 00:19:28.814
  • WAS WELCOMED INTO THE LOVINGAND WARM HOME OF HIS AUNT.
  • 00:19:28.847 --> 00:19:33.819
  • AND THIS IS WHAT HEWROTE TO HIS AUNT.
  • 00:19:33.852 --> 00:19:36.421
  • IT IS NOW 35 YEARS SINCEI, A LITTLE BOY OF SIX,
  • 00:19:36.455 --> 00:19:42.527
  • WAS LEFT QUITEALONE IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:19:42.561 --> 00:19:44.429
  • YOU SENT ME WORD, YOUWOULD GIVE ME A HOME
  • 00:19:44.463 --> 00:19:46.999
  • AND BE A KIND MOTHER TO ME.
  • 00:19:47.032 --> 00:19:49.501
  • I HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN THE DAY
  • 00:19:49.534 --> 00:19:51.303
  • WHEN I MADE THAT LONG JOURNEYOF 10 MILES TO YOUR HOME.
  • 00:19:51.336 --> 00:19:55.841
  • I CAN STILL RECALLMY DISAPPOINTMENT
  • 00:19:55.874 --> 00:19:58.677
  • WHEN INSTEAD OF COMINGFOR ME YOURSELF,
  • 00:19:58.710 --> 00:20:00.746
  • YOU SENT YOUR SERVANTCAESAR TO FETCH ME.
  • 00:20:00.779 --> 00:20:04.850
  • I WELL REMEMBER MYTEARS AND MY ANXIETY
  • 00:20:04.883 --> 00:20:07.919
  • AS PERCHED HIGH ON THE HORSEAND CLINGING TIGHT TO CAESAR,
  • 00:20:07.953 --> 00:20:11.723
  • I RODE OFF TO MY NEW HOME.
  • 00:20:11.757 --> 00:20:14.459
  • NIGHT FELL BEFORE WEFINISHED THE JOURNEY.
  • 00:20:14.493 --> 00:20:17.229
  • AND AS IT GREW DARK, IBECAME LONELY AND AFRAID.
  • 00:20:17.262 --> 00:20:20.932
  • "DO YOU THINK SHE'LL GO TOBED BEFORE I GET THERE?"
  • 00:20:20.966 --> 00:20:23.302
  • I ASKED CAESAR ANXIOUSLY.
  • 00:20:23.335 --> 00:20:25.504
  • "OH NO," HE SAID REASSURINGLY,
  • 00:20:25.537 --> 00:20:27.873
  • "SHE'LL SURE STAY UP FOR YOU.
  • 00:20:27.906 --> 00:20:30.842
  • WHEN WE GET OUT OFTHESE HERE WOODS,
  • 00:20:30.876 --> 00:20:32.511
  • YOU'LL SEE HER CANDLESHINING IN THE WINDOW."
  • 00:20:32.544 --> 00:20:36.248
  • PRESENTLY WE DID RIDEOUT IN THE CLEARING
  • 00:20:36.281 --> 00:20:39.251
  • AND THERE SURE ENOUGHWAS YOUR CANDLE.
  • 00:20:39.284 --> 00:20:42.354
  • I REMEMBER YOU WEREWAITING AT THE DOOR
  • 00:20:42.387 --> 00:20:44.890
  • THAT YOU PUT YOURARMS CLOSE ABOUT ME
  • 00:20:44.923 --> 00:20:47.659
  • AND THAT YOU LIFTED ME A TIREDAND BEWILDERED LITTLE BOY
  • 00:20:47.693 --> 00:20:52.331
  • DOWN FROM THAT HORSE.
  • 00:20:52.364 --> 00:20:54.466
  • YOU HAD A BIG FIREBURNING ON THE HEARTH,
  • 00:20:54.499 --> 00:20:57.069
  • A HOT SUPPER WAITINGFOR ME ON THE STOVE.
  • 00:20:57.102 --> 00:21:00.105
  • AFTER SUPPER YOU TOOKME TO MY NEW ROOM.
  • 00:21:00.138 --> 00:21:03.241
  • YOU HEARD ME SAY MY PRAYERS.
  • 00:21:03.275 --> 00:21:05.477
  • AND THEN YOU SAT BESIDEME UNTIL I FELL ASLEEP.
  • 00:21:05.510 --> 00:21:10.082
  • YOU PROBABLY REALIZEWHY I'M RECALLING
  • 00:21:10.115 --> 00:21:12.984
  • ALL OF THIS TO YOUR MEMORY.
  • 00:21:13.018 --> 00:21:15.487
  • SOMEDAY SOON, GODWILL SEND FOR YOU
  • 00:21:15.520 --> 00:21:19.624
  • TO TAKE YOU TO A NEW HOME.
  • 00:21:19.658 --> 00:21:22.661
  • DON'T FEAR THE SUMMONS,THE STRANGE JOURNEY,
  • 00:21:22.694 --> 00:21:25.630
  • OR THE DARK MESSENGER OF DEATH.
  • 00:21:25.664 --> 00:21:28.400
  • GOD CAN BE TRUSTEDTO DO AS MUCH FOR YOU
  • 00:21:28.433 --> 00:21:32.170
  • AS YOU WERE KIND ENOUGH TODO FOR ME SO MANY YEARS AGO.
  • 00:21:32.204 --> 00:21:37.042
  • AT THE END OF THE ROAD,YOU WILL FIND LOVE,
  • 00:21:37.075 --> 00:21:40.445
  • AND A WELCOME WAITING, AND YOUWILL BE SAFE IN GOD'S CARE.
  • 00:21:40.479 --> 00:21:48.453
  • THAT'S THE FUTURE GODHAS PLANNED FOR YOU.
  • 00:21:48.487 --> 00:21:54.259
  • "I GO," JESUS SAID, "TOPREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU."
  • 00:21:54.292 --> 00:22:00.232
  • IT'S A PLACE MORE MAGNIFICENT
  • 00:22:00.265 --> 00:22:02.134
  • THAN YOU COULD POSSIBLY IMAGINE.
  • 00:22:02.167 --> 00:22:05.604
  • IT'S A PLACE WHERE EVERYHEARTACHE WILL BE ERASED
  • 00:22:05.637 --> 00:22:08.774
  • AND EVERY DREAMWILL BE FULFILLED.
  • 00:22:08.807 --> 00:22:12.110
  • IT'S A PLACE RESERVED
  • 00:22:12.144 --> 00:22:14.312
  • FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TRUSTEDIN CHRIST AS THEIR SAVIOR.
  • 00:22:14.346 --> 00:22:18.817
  • IT'S A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:18.850 --> 00:22:24.089
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:22:24.122 --> 00:22:28.827
  • OVER THESE PASTFEW WEEKS WEEKS,
  • 00:22:28.860 --> 00:22:30.328
  • WE'VE ANSWERED THE 10 MOSTCOMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:30.362 --> 00:22:34.032
  • AND I HOPE THESESTUDIES HAVE QUELLED
  • 00:22:34.065 --> 00:22:36.134
  • ANY FEARS YOU HAVE OF DEATH,
  • 00:22:36.168 --> 00:22:38.303
  • AND HAVE HELPED YOUCELEBRATE THE WONDERFUL HOME
  • 00:22:38.336 --> 00:22:41.506
  • GOD IS PREPARING FORTHOSE WHO KNOW CHRIST.
  • 00:22:41.540 --> 00:22:44.843
  • IN THESE FINAL MOMENTS TOGETHER,
  • 00:22:44.876 --> 00:22:46.545
  • I WANT TO AFFIRM THATYOUR FINANCIAL INVESTMENT
  • 00:22:46.578 --> 00:22:49.881
  • IN "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"IS BEARING MUCH FRUIT.
  • 00:22:49.915 --> 00:22:53.418
  • NOT LONG AGO, I HEARD FROMRITA WHO LISTENS IN COLORADO.
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  • RITA SAID, "PASTOR JEFFRESS,I HAVE SEVEN BROTHERS
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  • AND SISTERS WHO DONOT KNOW THE LORD.
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  • I'M USING WHAT I LEARNEDFROM YOUR TEACHING
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  • TO GIVE THEM INSIGHT ABOUTWHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT
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  • TO KNOW THE LORD ANDTO ACCEPT HIS GIFT
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  • OF FORGIVING,LIFE-SAVING GRACE."
  • 00:23:11.336 --> 00:23:14.840
  • ISN'T THAT FANTASTIC?
  • 00:23:14.873 --> 00:23:16.608
  • YOUR GENEROUS GIFTS HAVEA MULTIPLYING IMPACT
  • 00:23:16.641 --> 00:23:20.245
  • AS VIEWERS LIKE RITA SHARETHE TRUTH ABOUT HEAVEN
  • 00:23:20.278 --> 00:23:23.748
  • AND THE ONE WAY TO GET THERETHROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:23:23.782 --> 00:23:27.853
  • THANK YOU SO MUCHFOR ALLOWING GOD
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  • TO USE YOUR FINANCIAL GIVING
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  • TO PIERCE THE DARKNESSWITH THE LIGHT OF HIS WORD.
  • 00:23:32.090 --> 00:23:35.760
  • NOW, STAY RIGHT THERE,I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE
  • 00:23:35.794 --> 00:23:37.729
  • "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:37.762 --> 00:23:42.767
  • [ANNOUNCER] WITH ALL OFTHE PRESSING CHALLENGES
  • 00:23:42.801 --> 00:23:44.769
  • FACING OUR WORLD TODAY,
  • 00:23:44.803 --> 00:23:46.371
  • IT'S EASY TO GET STUCKIN THE HERE AND NOW,
  • 00:23:46.404 --> 00:23:48.974
  • BUT WHEN WE LIVE EVERY DAYIN THE HOPE OF ETERNITY,
  • 00:23:49.007 --> 00:23:52.210
  • IT COMPLETELY TRANSFORMSOUR PERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:23:52.244 --> 00:23:54.980
  • TO HELP ELEVATE YOUR THINKINGFROM EARTHLY CONCERNS
  • 00:23:55.013 --> 00:23:58.250
  • TO HEAVENLY COMFORTS, DR.ROBERT JEFFRESS HAS WRITTEN
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  • A BRAND NEW BOOK TITLED"A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN:
  • 00:24:01.353 --> 00:24:04.422
  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY."
  • 00:24:04.456 --> 00:24:07.826
  • THE BIBLE TELLS USTHAT EVERY ONE OF US
  • 00:24:07.859 --> 00:24:10.095
  • IS GOING TO MAKE A TRIP ONEDAY TO A DISTANT COUNTRY.
  • 00:24:10.128 --> 00:24:13.899
  • IT'S A ONE-WAY TRIP TOAN ETERNAL DESTINATION.
  • 00:24:13.932 --> 00:24:17.269
  • AND FOR THOSE WHO KNOW CHRIST,
  • 00:24:17.302 --> 00:24:18.904
  • THAT TRIP IS TO APLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:24:18.937 --> 00:24:21.773
  • MY BRAND NEW BOOK IS DESIGNEDTO HELP YOU OR A LOVED ONE
  • 00:24:21.806 --> 00:24:25.176
  • SPEND 100 DAYS LIVING IN THEREALITY OF YOUR ETERNAL HOME.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] REQUEST YOUR COPYOF "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN:
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  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY"
  • 00:24:33.218 --> 00:24:35.887
  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:24:35.921 --> 00:24:37.589
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:24:37.622 --> 00:24:40.158
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
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  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THECOMPLETE "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN"
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  • TEACHING SERIES ONBOTH CD AND DVD,
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  • ALONG WITH THE ORIGINALBEST-SELLING BOOK
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  • BY DR. JEFFRESS TITLED"A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
  • 00:24:51.369 --> 00:24:54.339
  • WHEN YOU GIVE TO"PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:24:54.372 --> 00:24:56.608
  • YOU'RE ALLOWING MEN ANDWOMEN, ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY,
  • 00:24:56.641 --> 00:24:59.444
  • TO HEAR THE TRUTH ABOUT HEAVEN
  • 00:24:59.477 --> 00:25:01.146
  • AND THE ONE WAY TO GET THERETHROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:25:01.179 --> 00:25:05.083
  • SO THANK YOU FORGIVING GENEROUSLY.
  • 00:25:05.116 --> 00:25:07.185
  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFTTO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:25:07.218 --> 00:25:10.255
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF HIS WORD.
  • 00:25:10.288 --> 00:25:14.492
  • MY PRAYER IS THAT YOU WILLENTER THE GATES OF HEAVEN
  • 00:25:14.526 --> 00:25:17.662
  • WITH ABSOLUTELY NO REGRETS.
  • 00:25:17.696 --> 00:25:20.332
  • AND WHY NOT BEGIN YOURINTENTIONAL JOURNEY RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:25:20.365 --> 00:25:24.069
  • IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TOBEGIN DOING WHAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:25:24.102 --> 00:25:27.539
  • AND THERE'S NO TIMELIKE THE PRESENT
  • 00:25:27.572 --> 00:25:29.074
  • TO BEGIN PREPARINGFOR YOUR ETERNAL HOME.
  • 00:25:29.107 --> 00:25:32.510
  • WELL TODAY CONCLUDES OURSTUDY, "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,"
  • 00:25:32.544 --> 00:25:35.947
  • AND I'M INVITING YOU TOJOIN US AGAIN NEXT TIME
  • 00:25:35.981 --> 00:25:38.950
  • FOR THE START OF APOWERFUL NEW STUDY,
  • 00:25:38.984 --> 00:25:41.386
  • BASED ON THE LIFE OF ELIJAH.
  • 00:25:41.419 --> 00:25:44.022
  • IN THE SERIES, CHOOSINGTHE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE,
  • 00:25:44.055 --> 00:25:47.425
  • I'LL REVEAL SEVEN SECRETSTHAT ELIJAH FOLLOWED
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  • TO EXPERIENCE A LIFE OFSUCCESS AND SIGNIFICANCE.
  • 00:25:50.962 --> 00:25:55.300
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OFWHAT'S COMING UP NEXT TIME
  • 00:25:55.333 --> 00:25:58.136
  • ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:25:58.169 --> 00:26:01.339
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY, WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:26:01.373 --> 00:26:03.274
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:26:03.308 --> 00:26:05.977
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOUA COPY OF THE BRAND NEW BOOK
  • 00:26:06.011 --> 00:26:09.280
  • BY DR. JEFFRESS TITLED"A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN:
  • 00:26:09.314 --> 00:26:12.651
  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY."
  • 00:26:12.684 --> 00:26:16.154
  • PLUS THE BROCHURE, "WHATSEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS
  • 00:26:16.187 --> 00:26:19.090
  • TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN"IS OUR GIFT TO YOU.
  • 00:26:19.124 --> 00:26:21.693
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING USTODAY AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:21.726 --> 00:26:25.130
  • NOW, WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $100OR MORE, WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU
  • 00:26:25.163 --> 00:26:29.134
  • THE "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN"TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD
  • 00:26:29.167 --> 00:26:34.039
  • ALONG WITH THE ORIGINALBEST-SELLING BOOK
  • 00:26:34.072 --> 00:26:36.174
  • BY DR. JEFFRESS TITLED"A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
  • 00:26:36.207 --> 00:26:39.644
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:39.678 --> 00:26:41.513
  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:41.546 --> 00:26:43.415
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING
  • 00:26:43.448 --> 00:26:45.050
  • OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:45.083 --> 00:26:47.318
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:47.352 --> 00:26:51.489
  • PERHAPS DEEP DOWN,YOU WANT A LIFE
  • 00:26:51.523 --> 00:26:53.958
  • THAT IS TRULY EXTRAORDINARY.
  • 00:26:53.992 --> 00:26:55.727
  • ONE THAT IS MAKINGAN ETERNAL DIFFERENCE
  • 00:26:55.760 --> 00:26:59.431
  • IN THE LIVES OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:26:59.464 --> 00:27:01.399
  • BUT DEEP DOWN YOU SAY,WHAT ETERNAL DIFFERENCE
  • 00:27:01.433 --> 00:27:05.170
  • CAN AN ORDINARYPERSON LIKE ME MAKE.
  • 00:27:05.203 --> 00:27:09.340
  • DON'T EVER UNDERESTIMATE THEPOWER OF AN ORDINARY PERSON
  • 00:27:09.374 --> 00:27:13.678
  • TO MAKE AN EXTRAORDINARY IMPACT.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR A NEW SERIES CALLED
  • 00:27:19.451 --> 00:27:20.852
  • "CHOOSINGTHE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE"
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  • HERE ON"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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