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Will Heaven Be The Same For Everyone? Part 1

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February 7, 2021
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Many people believe heaven will be a divine commune where everyone shares the same experience. But as we will discover today; the kind of heaven we experience in the next life will be determined by how we live as Christians in this life.

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Will Heaven Be The Same For Everyone? Part 1

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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 TOPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MANY CHRISTIANSMISTAKENLY BELIEVE
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  • THAT HEAVEN WILL FEELLIKE A DIVINE COMMUNE
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  • WHERE EVERYONE SHARES THESAME BLISSFUL EXISTENCE.
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  • BUT AS WE'RE ABOUT TO DISCOVER,
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  • THE KIND OF HEAVEN WEEXPERIENCE FOR ETERNITY
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  • WILL LARGELY BE DETERMINED BY
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  • HOW WE FOLLOW GOD'SPLAN IN THIS LIFE.
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  • IT ALL STARTS WITH MAKINGSURE THAT WE'RE GOING
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  • TO BE STORING UP TREASUREIN THE RIGHT PLACE.
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  • WE'RE ANSWERING THE QUESTION,
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  • "WILL HEAVEN BE THESAME FOR EVERYONE?"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OFPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] AT THIS VERYMOMENT, GOD IS PREPARING A PLACE
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  • OF UNENDING JOY FORTHOSE 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,100 DAYS OF LIVING
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  • IN THE 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 PLACECALLED HEAVEN:
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  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING IN THEHOPE OF ETERNITY,"
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • JIM MARSHALL WAS ADEFENSIVE LINEMAN
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  • FOR THE MINNESOTA VIKINGSIN THE 1960S AND '70S.
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  • ALTHOUGH JIM MARSHALLWAS A SUPERBOWL CHAMPION,
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  • MARSHALL IS BEST KNOWNFOR THE MISTAKE HE MADE
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  • ON OCTOBER 24, 1964.
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  • IN A GAME WITH THESAN FRANCISCO 49ERS,
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  • JIM MARSHALL SAW A FUMBLE.
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  • HE PICKED UP THE FOOTBALL
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  • AND HE BEGAN RUNNINGTHE LENGTH OF THE FIELD.
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  • HIS MINNESOTAVIKINGS FOOTBALL TEAM
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  • STARTED RUNNING ALONG WITHHIM ALONG THE SIDELINES
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  • YELLING FOR HIM TORUN THE OTHER WAY.
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  • MARSHALL DIDN'TREALIZE HE WAS RUNNING
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  • TOWARD HIS OWN END ZONE.
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  • ALTHOUGH MARSHALL ENDED UPHAVING A FAIRLY GOOD GAME,
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  • AND EVEN THOUGH THE VIKINGSWON THE GAME WITH THE 49ERS,
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  • MARSHALL WILL ALWAYS BEREMEMBERED NOT FOR HIS SUCCESS
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  • BUT FOR HIS MISTAKE THAT DAY.
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  • IN FACT, FROM THAT POINTON THE REST OF HIS LIFE
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  • HE WAS ALWAYS KNOWNAS WRONG WAY MARSHALL.
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  • WHAT A TITLE.
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  • YOU KNOW, MAKING IT TOTHE END ZONE IS THE GOAL
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  • IN A FOOTBALLGAME, BUT MAKING IT
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  • TO THE RIGHT END ZONEIS THE GOAL OF WINNING.
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  • IT'S THE SAME WAY INTHE CHRISTIAN LIFE.
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  • THE FACT IS, IF WE HAVE PLACEDOUR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST,
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  • WE ARE ALL GOING TO MAKE ITINTO THE SPIRITUAL END ZONE,
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  • INTO HEAVEN, BUT SOMEWILL MAKE IT THERE ONLY
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  • AFTER SPENDING SOME TIMERUNNING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.
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  • SOME WHO MAKE IT INTO HEAVENWILL BE CELEBRATED BY GOD
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  • FOR THE WAY THEYPLAYED THE GAME.
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  • OTHER CHRISTIANS WILLBE EVALUATED BY GOD
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  • FOR HAVING DONELITTLE TO CONTRIBUTE
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  • TO THE SUCCESS OF THE TEAM.
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  • AS WE CONTINUE OUR SERIES,A PLACED CALLED HEAVEN,
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  • IN WHICH WE'RE ANSWERING 10OF THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS
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  • ABOUT HEAVEN, TODAY WE'RE GOING
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  • TO ANSWER THEINTRIGUING QUESTION,
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  • WILL HEAVEN BE THE SAMEFOR EVERY CHRISTIAN?
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  • THE ANSWER TO THAT IS NO.
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  • NOT EVERY CHRISTIAN WILL HAVETHE SAME EXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN.
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  • AND TODAY WE'RE GOING TO BEGINLOOKING AT THE EVALUATION
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  • THAT WE'RE ALL GOINGTO FACE AS CHRISTIANS.
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  • LET'S FIRST OF ALLESTABLISH THE REALITY
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  • OF THE JUDGMENTOF ALL CHRISTIANS.
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  • ONE THING THE BIBLEIS VERY CLEAR ABOUT IS
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  • THAT EVERYBODY AFTER DEATHWILL BE JUDGED BY GOD.
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  • HEBREWS 9:27 SAYS,"IT IS APPOINTED
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  • UNTO EVERY PERSON ONCE TODIE, AND THEN THE JUDGMENT.
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  • WE'RE ALL GOING TO BE JUDGED.
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  • NOT JUST SOME PEOPLE, ALL OF US.
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  • IN SECOND TIMOTHY 4:1THE APOSTLE PAUL TALKED
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  • ABOUT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST,
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  • WHO WILL JUDGE BOTH THELIVING AND THE DEAD.
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  • EVERYONE, BOTH CHRISTIANSAND NON-CHRISTIANS,
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  • WILL BE JUDGED BY GOD.
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  • BUT WE WILL NOT ALL BEJUDGED IN A SINGLE JUDGMENT.
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  • THERE IS ONE JUDGMENTFOR NON-CHRISTIANS.
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  • THAT JUDGMENT IS CALLED THEGREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT.
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  • IT'S DESCRIBED IN REVELATION20 VERSES 11 TO 15.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS,LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
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  • IF YOU HAVE NOT TRUSTEDIN CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR,
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  • IF YOU HAVE NOT TURNED TO HIM
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  • FOR THE FORGIVENESSOF YOUR SINS,
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  • IT DOESN'T MATTERHOW GOOD YOU ARE,
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  • YOU CAN'T BE GOOD ENOUGH.
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  • YOU CAN'T BE GOOD ENOUGH,NONE OF US CAN BE GOOD ENOUGH.
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  • THAT IS THE GREATWHITE THRONE JUDGMENT.
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  • BUT THERE IS ANOTHER JUDGMENT
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  • FOR THOSE OF USWHO ARE CHRISTIANS.
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  • IT IS A JUDGMENT CALLED THEJUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.
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  • IT IS A JUDGMENT THATRESULTS NOT IN CONDEMNATION
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  • BUT IN GOD'S COMMENDATION
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  • FOR THE LIVES WE HAVELIVED FOR CHRIST.
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  • AND PAUL DESCRIBES THAT JUDGMENT
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  • IN SECOND CORINTHIANSFIVE VERSE 10.
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  • HE SAYS, "FOR WE MUST ALL APPEAR
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  • BEFORE THE JUDGMENTSEAT OF CHRIST,
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  • THAT EACH ONE OF USMAY BE RECOMPENSED,
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  • REWARDED FOR HISDEEDS IN THE BODY,
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  • ACCORDING TO WHAT HE HASDONE, WHETHER GOOD OR BAD."
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  • NOTICE HE SAYS WEMUST ALL APPEAR.
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  • HE WAS WRITING TOCHRISTIANS IN CORINTH.
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  • HE SAID, "CHRISTIANS, YOU TOO
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  • HAVE A JUDGMENT TOFACE BEFORE GOD."
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  • IT'S A DIFFERENT JUDGMENT.
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  • IT'S THE JUDGMENTSEAT OF CHRIST.
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  • NOW, WHAT DID PAULMEAN WHEN HE TALKED
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  • ABOUT THE JUDGMENTSEAT OF CHRIST?
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  • IF YOU WANT TO GET INTOPAUL'S MIND TO UNDERSTAND
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  • WHAT HE MEANT, YOU NEED TOTURN OVER TO ACTS CHAPTER 18.
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  • THAT WORD JUDGMENT SEAT IS AVERY PARTICULAR WORD IN GREEK,
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  • AND WE'RE GOING TO DISCOVERTHE MEANING OF IT RIGHT NOW.
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  • ACTS CHAPTER 18 RECOUNTS PAUL'SSECOND MISSIONARY JOURNEY.
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  • HE SPENT 18 MONTHS INTHE CITY OF CORINTH.
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  • AND YOU REMEMBERTHERE IN CORINTH
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  • HE HAD A VERYPRODUCTIVE MINISTRY.
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  • MANY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE WERECOMING TO FAITH IN CHRIST.
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  • REMEMBER, PAUL WAS AJEW, JESUS WAS A JEW.
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  • PAUL, AFTER HE CAMETO FAITH IN CHRIST,
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  • WON MANY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLETO CHRIST THERE IN CORINTH,
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  • AS WELL AS THE GENTILES.
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  • HE WAS A LAYMAN IN CORINTH.
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  • HIS DAY JOB WAS MAKING TENTS.
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  • THIS IS WHAT HE DID IN HISOFF TIME, IN HIS OFF HOURS.
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  • MANY WERE WON TO CHRIST,
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  • BUT NOT EVERYBODYWAS HAPPY WITH HIM.
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  • SOME WERE SO INCENSEDBY WHAT HE WAS DOING,
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  • ESPECIALLY IN WINNINGJEWS TO CHRIST,
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  • THAT THEY ARRESTEDHIM AND THEY DRUG HIM
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  • BEFORE THE ROMANGOVERNOR OF THE PROVINCE,
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  • A MAN NAME GALLIO, AND LOOKWHAT HAPPENED, VERSE 12.
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  • "BUT WHILE GALLIO WASPROCONSUL OF ACHAIA,
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  • THE JEWS WITH ONE ACCORDROSE UP AGAINST PAUL
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  • AND BROUGHT HIM BEFORETHE JUDGMENT SEAT."
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  • UNDERLINE THATWORD JUDGMENT SEAT.
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  • "SAYING, 'THIS MAN PERSUADES MEN
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  • TO WORSHIP GODCONTRARY TO THE LAW.'
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  • THE WORD TRANSLATED JUDGMENTSEAT IS THE WORD BEMA
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  • IN GREEK, BEMA.
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  • IT REFERS TO A RAISED PLATFORM
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  • ON WHICH THE GOVERNOR WOULD SIT.
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  • SOMETIMES HE WOULDHAND OUT REWARDS.
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  • IF SOMEBODY HAD BEEN SUCCESSFULIN AN ATHLETIC EVENT,
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  • HE WOULD RECEIVE A REWARD.
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  • SOMETIMES IT WAS A PLACEWHERE JUSTICE WAS METED OUT.
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  • IT WAS A RAISED PLATFORM.
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  • BY THE WAY, YOU CAN WALKTHROUGH THE EXCAVATION
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  • OF CORINTH RIGHT NOW.
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  • MANY OF US HAVE DONE IT BEFORE.
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  • AND THEY HAVE DISCOVERED THISBEMA, THIS JUDGMENT SEAT,
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  • IT'S BEEN UNEARTHED.
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  • THE SAME ONE THATGALLIO SAT UPON
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  • AND THAT THE APOSTLEPAUL STOOD IN FRONT OF.
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  • SO THE APOSTLE PAUL ISBROUGHT IN IN CHAINS
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  • AND HE'S LOOKINGAT GALLIO SEATED
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  • ON THAT RAISED PLATFORM,THE JUDGMENT SEAT.
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  • "BUT WHEN PAUL WASABOUT TO OPEN HIS MOUTH,
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  • GALLIO SAID TO THE JEWS, 'IFIT WERE A MATTER OF WRONG
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  • OR A VICIOUS CRIME, O JEWS,IT WOULD BE REASONABLE
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  • FOR ME TO PUT UP WITH YOU.
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  • BUT IF THERE ARE QUESTIONSABOUT WORDS AND NAMES
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  • OF YOUR OWN LAW, LOOKAFTER IT YOURSELVES.
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  • I AM UNWILLING TO BE AJUDGE OF THESE MATTERS.'
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  • AND HE DROVE THEM AWAYFROM THE JUDGMENT SEAT."
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  • GALLIO WAS SAYING, "HEY,THIS IS A JEWISH DISPUTE.
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  • YOU ALL HANDLE IT, I'M NOTINTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED."
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  • BUT YOU KNOW WHATWAS INTERESTING IS,
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  • PAUL DIDN'T KNOW WHATHE WAS GOING TO SAY.
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  • PAUL STOOD THEREREALIZING HERE IS THE MAN
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  • WHO HAS THE POWER TOEXTINGUISH MY LIFE.
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  • 10 YEARS AGO I STOOD IN THATVERY SPOT WHERE PAUL STOOD.
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  • I LOOKED AT THAT JUDGMENTSEAT AND I THOUGHT TO MYSELF,
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  • "WHAT IS IT THATGAVE PAUL THE COURAGE
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  • TO STAND THERE UNDAUNTEDBY THE THREATS AGAINST HIM?
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  • WHAT MADE HIM SOFAITHFUL AND COURAGEOUS?"
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  • AS PAUL STOOD THERE ANDLOOKED AT THAT JUDGE, GALLIO,
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  • I BELIEVE HE THOUGHT TOHIMSELF, "ONE DAY I'M GOING
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  • TO STAND IN FRONT OF ANOTHERJUDGE ON THE JUDGMENT SEAT.
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  • AND I'M GOING TO HAVE TOGIVE AN ACCOUNT TO HIM
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  • FOR THE WAY THAT I LIVE MY LIFE.
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  • AND I WOULD MUCH RATHERBE FOUND COMMENDED TO HIM
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  • RATHER THAN TO THIS HUMANJUDGE WHO HAS NO POWER
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  • OTHER THAN WHAT GOD GIVES HIM."
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  • PAUL HAD THAT MIND SET,
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  • I'M GOING TO LIVE MY LIFETO PLEASE THE TRUE JUDGE.
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  • BECAUSE ONE DAYWE MUST ALL APPEAR
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  • BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEATOF CHRIST, EVERY ONE OF US.
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  • WE ALL HAVE TIMES IN OUR LIFE
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  • WHERE WE RE-DEDICATEOUR LIVES TO GOD.
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  • AND I REMEMBER 10 YEARS AGOSTANDING IN FRONT OF THAT,
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  • OUR GROUP WAS KIND OF WANDERINGAROUND DIFFERENT PLACES,
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  • I STOOD THERE, IWAS IN THE PROCESS
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  • OF COMING TO THIS CHURCHTO BE YOUR PASTOR.
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  • SOME OF YOU WERE ONTHE TRIP WITH ME.
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  • AS I STOOD THERE, I PRAYED,"LORD, HELP ME THE REST
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  • OF MY LIFE TO HAVEA BEMA MENTALITY,
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  • TO EVALUATE EVERYTHING IDO, TO GIVE ME THE COURAGE
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  • TO STAND FOR YOUKNOWING THAT SOME DAY
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  • I'M GOING TO GIVETHAT ACCOUNT TO YOU."
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  • I WROTE DOWN IN MY JOURNAL,"THE BEMA MENTALITY,
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  • LIVING WITH THE JUDGMENTSEAT OF CHRIST IN VIEW."
  • 00:11:15.564 --> 00:11:19.468
  • THAT'S EXACTLY WHATPAUL HAD IN MIND HERE.
  • 00:11:19.468 --> 00:11:22.037
  • WE MUST ALL APPEAR BEFORETHE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST,
  • 00:11:22.037 --> 00:11:25.407
  • AND THAT AFFECTED HIS LIFE
  • 00:11:25.407 --> 00:11:27.109
  • UNTIL THE DAY GODCALLED HIM HOME.
  • 00:11:27.109 --> 00:11:29.311
  • NOW, LET ME MAKE A DISTINCTION
  • 00:11:29.311 --> 00:11:30.813
  • BETWEEN THE CHRISTIAN'S JUDGMENT
  • 00:11:30.813 --> 00:11:32.848
  • AND THE NON-CHRISTIAN'SJUDGMENT.
  • 00:11:32.848 --> 00:11:34.550
  • THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST IS
  • 00:11:34.550 --> 00:11:36.719
  • FOR THE COMMENDATIONOF BELIEVERS
  • 00:11:36.719 --> 00:11:39.555
  • WHILE THE GREAT WHITETHRONE JUDGMENT IS
  • 00:11:39.555 --> 00:11:41.991
  • FOR THE CONDEMNATIONOF UNBELIEVERS.
  • 00:11:41.991 --> 00:11:45.761
  • THE RESULT OF THEJUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST
  • 00:11:45.761 --> 00:11:48.364
  • WILL BE ETERNAL REWARDS.
  • 00:11:48.364 --> 00:11:51.567
  • THE RESULT OF THE GREATWHITE THRONE JUDGMENT
  • 00:11:51.567 --> 00:11:54.436
  • WILL BE GOD'SETERNAL PUNISHMENT.
  • 00:11:54.436 --> 00:11:57.439
  • NOW, HERE IS WHAT MAKESTHE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST
  • 00:11:57.439 --> 00:12:00.509
  • DIFFERENT THAN THE GREATWHITE THRONE JUDGMENT.
  • 00:12:00.509 --> 00:12:03.279
  • ONLY THOSE WHO ARE SAVED WILL BE
  • 00:12:03.279 --> 00:12:06.415
  • AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.
  • 00:12:06.415 --> 00:12:08.083
  • THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY BEENDECLARED NOT GUILTY BY GOD
  • 00:12:08.083 --> 00:12:11.253
  • ARE THE ONES WHO STAND ATTHE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.
  • 00:12:11.253 --> 00:12:13.956
  • HEAR ME ON THIS, THIS JUDGMENTWE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS NOT
  • 00:12:13.956 --> 00:12:17.426
  • TO DETERMINE WHETHER SOMEBODYGOES TO HEAVEN OR HELL.
  • 00:12:17.426 --> 00:12:20.362
  • IF YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN, THATHAS ALREADY BEEN DECIDED
  • 00:12:20.362 --> 00:12:23.365
  • BY YOUR FAITH IN JESUS.
  • 00:12:23.365 --> 00:12:25.267
  • IF YOU WAIT UNTILAFTER YOU DIE TO CHOOSE
  • 00:12:25.267 --> 00:12:27.703
  • WHETHER YOU'RE GOING TOGO TO HEAVEN OR HELL,
  • 00:12:27.703 --> 00:12:29.438
  • YOU'VE WAITED TOO LONG.
  • 00:12:29.438 --> 00:12:31.540
  • THAT'S A DECISION YOU MAKE NOW
  • 00:12:31.540 --> 00:12:33.108
  • BY PLACING YOUR FAITHIN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:12:33.108 --> 00:12:36.278
  • YOU SEE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
  • 00:12:36.278 --> 00:12:37.513
  • THE MOMENT YOU TRUST INJESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR,
  • 00:12:37.513 --> 00:12:40.883
  • YOU ARE JUSTIFIEDIN THE SIGHT OF GOD.
  • 00:12:40.883 --> 00:12:44.753
  • ROMANS 5:1 SAYS, "THEREFORE,HAVING BEEN JUSTIFIED
  • 00:12:44.753 --> 00:12:48.190
  • BY FAITH, WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD
  • 00:12:48.190 --> 00:12:50.659
  • THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST."
  • 00:12:50.659 --> 00:12:52.294
  • THAT WORD JUSTIFIED MEANSTO DECLARE TO BE RIGHTEOUS.
  • 00:12:52.294 --> 00:12:58.467
  • IT DOESN'T MATTERHOW SINFUL YOU ARE.
  • 00:12:58.467 --> 00:13:00.035
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER WHATYOU'VE DONE IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:13:00.035 --> 00:13:02.805
  • DOESN'T MATTER HOW MUCHYOU HAVE FAILED GOD.
  • 00:13:02.805 --> 00:13:05.241
  • WHEN YOU TRUST IN JESUSTO BE YOUR SAVIOR,
  • 00:13:05.241 --> 00:13:07.910
  • HE WASHES IT ALL AWAYAND GOD DECLARES YOU
  • 00:13:07.910 --> 00:13:10.946
  • NOT GUILTY BEFORE HIM,YOU ARE JUSTIFIED.
  • 00:13:10.946 --> 00:13:14.216
  • THINK OF IT THIS WAY.
  • 00:13:14.216 --> 00:13:16.952
  • IMAGINE YOU USE A DEBITCARD TO PURCHASE SOMETHING
  • 00:13:16.952 --> 00:13:20.322
  • AND THAT PURCHASEOVERDRAWS YOUR ACCOUNT.
  • 00:13:20.322 --> 00:13:23.525
  • NOW, NOT ONLY ARE YOU OVERDRAWN,
  • 00:13:23.525 --> 00:13:25.761
  • BUT YOU HAVE A PENALTYTHAT YOU OWE THE BANK.
  • 00:13:25.761 --> 00:13:28.330
  • AND THE ONLY WAY TO BERIGHT WITH THE BANK IS
  • 00:13:28.330 --> 00:13:31.433
  • TO DEPOSIT THE AMOUNTOF YOUR OVERCHARGE
  • 00:13:31.433 --> 00:13:34.103
  • AND YOUR PENALTY TOCOME BACK TO EVEN.
  • 00:13:34.103 --> 00:13:37.373
  • THE ONLY PROBLEMIS YOU'RE BANKRUPT.
  • 00:13:37.373 --> 00:13:39.775
  • YOU DON'T HAVE ANY MONEYTO PUT IN YOUR ACCOUNT.
  • 00:13:39.775 --> 00:13:41.977
  • YOU'RE IN A BADWAY WITH THE BANK.
  • 00:13:41.977 --> 00:13:44.580
  • THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU'VEGOT A GENEROUS FRIEND
  • 00:13:44.580 --> 00:13:47.750
  • WHO OFFERS TO DEPOSIT INYOUR ACCOUNT THE AMOUNT
  • 00:13:47.750 --> 00:13:50.552
  • OF MONEY NEEDED TO BRINGYOU BACK TO THE RIGHT LEVEL.
  • 00:13:50.552 --> 00:13:54.823
  • NOW, IN A WAY, THAT IS THESITUATION WE ALL HAVE WITH GOD.
  • 00:13:54.823 --> 00:13:58.260
  • THE BIBLE SAYS WE'RE ALL INA DEFICIT POSITION WITH GOD.
  • 00:13:58.260 --> 00:14:01.964
  • THE BIBLE SAYS ALL HAVE SINNED
  • 00:14:01.964 --> 00:14:03.365
  • AND FALLEN SHORT OFTHE GLORY OF GOD.
  • 00:14:03.365 --> 00:14:05.267
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THEWAGES OF SIN IS DEATH.
  • 00:14:05.267 --> 00:14:07.937
  • EVERY SIN WE COMMITAGAINST GOD ONLY ADDS
  • 00:14:07.937 --> 00:14:11.073
  • TO THE DEBT WE OWE GOD.
  • 00:14:11.073 --> 00:14:12.942
  • EVERY MOMENT WE HAVEA WRONG THOUGHT,
  • 00:14:12.942 --> 00:14:15.711
  • EVERY WRONG ACTION,EVERY WRONG MOTIVE,
  • 00:14:15.711 --> 00:14:17.980
  • IT JUST KEEPS RINGINGUP THE DEBT WE OWE GOD.
  • 00:14:17.980 --> 00:14:21.450
  • NOW LISTEN, IF WEDIE WHILE WE'RE STILL
  • 00:14:21.450 --> 00:14:24.620
  • IN THAT SPIRITUALDEFICIT WITH GOD,
  • 00:14:24.620 --> 00:14:27.189
  • WE SPEND ETERNITYSEPARATED FROM HIM TRYING
  • 00:14:27.189 --> 00:14:29.692
  • TO PAY OFF THE DEBT WE OWE HIM.
  • 00:14:29.692 --> 00:14:32.194
  • BUT GOD LOVES US SO MUCHHE SENT HIS SON JESUS.
  • 00:14:32.194 --> 00:14:36.131
  • AND EVEN THOUGH WE DON'THAVE ANY RIGHTEOUSNESS,
  • 00:14:36.131 --> 00:14:38.300
  • WE'RE SPIRITUALLYBANKRUPT, JESUS HAS
  • 00:14:38.300 --> 00:14:40.502
  • MORE THAN ENOUGHRIGHTEOUSNESS, HE'S PERFECT.
  • 00:14:40.502 --> 00:14:43.539
  • AND HE SAYS, "IF YOU WILLTRUST IN ME TO BE YOUR SAVIOR,
  • 00:14:43.539 --> 00:14:46.875
  • IF YOU WILL BELIEVE THATWHEN I DIED ON THE CROSS
  • 00:14:46.875 --> 00:14:49.311
  • I PAID YOUR OVERDRAFT FOR YOU,
  • 00:14:49.311 --> 00:14:51.547
  • I PAID THE PENALTY FOR YOU,"
  • 00:14:51.547 --> 00:14:53.882
  • IF YOU WILL TRUST IN JESUS,THE MOMENT YOU DO THAT,
  • 00:14:53.882 --> 00:14:56.719
  • GOD FILLS UP YOURSPIRITUAL BANK ACCOUNT
  • 00:14:56.719 --> 00:14:59.188
  • WITH THE OVERFLOWINGRIGHTEOUSNESS OF HIS SON.
  • 00:14:59.188 --> 00:15:02.992
  • WHEN YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN,GOD NO LONGER SEES YOUR SIN.
  • 00:15:02.992 --> 00:15:05.894
  • HE SEES THE RIGHTEOUSNESSOF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:15:05.894 --> 00:15:09.565
  • AND THAT'S WHAT ITMEANS TO BE JUSTIFIED,
  • 00:15:09.565 --> 00:15:11.834
  • TO BE IN A RIGHTRELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 00:15:11.834 --> 00:15:15.504
  • AND WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?
  • 00:15:15.504 --> 00:15:16.939
  • ROMANS 8:1, "THERE ISTHEREFORE NOW NO CONDEMNATION
  • 00:15:16.939 --> 00:15:21.243
  • FOR THOSE WHO AREIN CHRIST JESUS."
  • 00:15:21.243 --> 00:15:23.612
  • IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIANAND BEEN FORGIVEN BY GOD,
  • 00:15:23.612 --> 00:15:26.515
  • YOU NEVER HAVE TOWORRY THAT ONE DAY
  • 00:15:26.515 --> 00:15:28.450
  • GOD'S GOING TO CONDEMN YOU.
  • 00:15:28.450 --> 00:15:29.651
  • "FOR THERE IS THEREFORENOW NO CONDEMNATION
  • 00:15:29.651 --> 00:15:33.489
  • FOR THOSE WHO AREIN JESUS CHRIST."
  • 00:15:33.489 --> 00:15:36.025
  • ISN'T THAT A GREAT TRUTH?
  • 00:15:36.025 --> 00:15:38.193
  • NOW, LISTEN, GOD'SJUSTIFICATION EXEMPTS US
  • 00:15:38.193 --> 00:15:44.400
  • FROM GOD'S CONDEMNATION,BUT IT DOESN'T EXEMPT US
  • 00:15:44.400 --> 00:15:47.636
  • FROM GOD'S EVALUATIONOF OUR LIFE.
  • 00:15:47.636 --> 00:15:51.073
  • WHEN YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN,YOU DON'T EVER HAVE
  • 00:15:51.073 --> 00:15:54.109
  • TO WORRY ABOUTGOD'S CONDEMNATION,
  • 00:15:54.109 --> 00:15:56.512
  • BUT YOU STILL NEED TO BE MINDFUL
  • 00:15:56.512 --> 00:15:58.280
  • OF HIS EVALUATION OF THIS LIFE.
  • 00:15:58.280 --> 00:16:00.783
  • THAT'S WHY SECONDCORINTHIANS 5:10 SAYS
  • 00:16:00.783 --> 00:16:02.885
  • FOR WE CHRISTIANSMUST ALL APPEAR
  • 00:16:02.885 --> 00:16:05.821
  • BEFORE THIS JUDGMENT OF CHRIST.
  • 00:16:05.821 --> 00:16:07.623
  • I CHECKED THE GREEK ONIT THIS WEEK, BY THE WAY.
  • 00:16:07.623 --> 00:16:10.059
  • I LOOKED UP THAT WORD ALLIN THE GREEK LANGUAGE.
  • 00:16:10.059 --> 00:16:13.228
  • YOU KNOW WHAT THEWORD ALL MEANS?
  • 00:16:13.228 --> 00:16:15.597
  • -ALL.-(CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
  • 00:16:15.597 --> 00:16:17.833
  • THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS, ALL.
  • 00:16:17.833 --> 00:16:19.068
  • EVERY ONE OF USIS GOING TO STAND
  • 00:16:19.068 --> 00:16:21.603
  • BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEATOF CHRIST, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • 00:16:21.603 --> 00:16:24.573
  • AND THAT'S WHY PAUL WRITES INVERSE NINE BEFORE VERSE 10,
  • 00:16:24.573 --> 00:16:27.843
  • "THEREFORE WE HAVEAS OUR AMBITION,
  • 00:16:27.843 --> 00:16:30.312
  • WHETHER AT HOME OR ABSENT,TO BE PLEASING TO HIM."
  • 00:16:30.312 --> 00:16:35.284
  • PAUL SAID KNOWINGTHAT WE'RE GOING TO STAND
  • 00:16:35.284 --> 00:16:37.119
  • BEFORE THAT EVALUATION, WEOUGHT TO HAVE AS OUR ONE AIM
  • 00:16:37.119 --> 00:16:40.823
  • IN LIFE TO BE PLEASING TO GOD.
  • 00:16:40.823 --> 00:16:43.859
  • NOW, WHEN DOES THISJUDGMENT TAKE PLACE?
  • 00:16:43.859 --> 00:16:46.728
  • IT DOESN'T HAPPENTHE MOMENT WE DIE.
  • 00:16:46.728 --> 00:16:49.098
  • ALTHOUGH THE BIBLEDOESN'T TELL US
  • 00:16:49.098 --> 00:16:50.966
  • EXACTLY THE MOMENT ITHAPPENS, I BELIEVE IT HAPPENS
  • 00:16:50.966 --> 00:16:54.870
  • AT THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH,
  • 00:16:54.870 --> 00:16:57.306
  • AT THE BEGINNING OF THETRIBULATION ON EARTH.
  • 00:16:57.306 --> 00:17:00.476
  • I HAVE TWO REASONSFOR SAYING THAT.
  • 00:17:00.476 --> 00:17:02.578
  • FIRST OF ALL, REVELATIONFOUR VERSE 10.
  • 00:17:02.578 --> 00:17:05.647
  • THE BIBLE SAYS BEFORETHE TRIBULATION BEGINS,
  • 00:17:05.647 --> 00:17:08.550
  • AFTER THE RAPTURE, THERE'SA PICTURE OF THE 24 ELDERS
  • 00:17:08.550 --> 00:17:12.154
  • IN HEAVEN WEARING THEIRCROWNS PRAISING GOD.
  • 00:17:12.154 --> 00:17:15.657
  • NOW, THE 24 ELDERSREPRESENT THE CHURCH.
  • 00:17:15.657 --> 00:17:18.393
  • THAT IS YOU AND I.
  • 00:17:18.393 --> 00:17:20.429
  • SO APPARENTLY THE CHURCHHAS ALREADY BEEN REWARDED
  • 00:17:20.429 --> 00:17:23.232
  • AT THE BEGINNINGOF THE TRIBULATION.
  • 00:17:23.232 --> 00:17:24.733
  • THE SECOND REASON ISREVELATION 19 VERSE EIGHT.
  • 00:17:24.733 --> 00:17:28.270
  • THE BIBLE SAYS AT THE ENDOF THE TRIBULATION ON EARTH,
  • 00:17:28.270 --> 00:17:30.806
  • AT THE GREAT BATTLEOF ARMAGEDDON,
  • 00:17:30.806 --> 00:17:32.407
  • SUDDENLY THE SKIES WILLPART, CHRIST APPEARS,
  • 00:17:32.407 --> 00:17:34.977
  • AND WE ARE WITH HIM.
  • 00:17:34.977 --> 00:17:36.645
  • AND NOTICE WHATVERSE EIGHT SAYS.
  • 00:17:36.645 --> 00:17:38.113
  • "AND IT WAS GIVEN TOHER," THAT IS THE CHURCH,
  • 00:17:38.113 --> 00:17:40.782
  • "TO CLOTHE HERSELF IN FINELINEN, BRIGHT AND CLEAN,
  • 00:17:40.782 --> 00:17:45.654
  • FOR THE FINE LINEN IS THERIGHTEOUS ACTS OF THE SAINTS."
  • 00:17:45.654 --> 00:17:50.492
  • APPARENTLY, BY THIS TIMEWE HAVE BEEN JUDGED.
  • 00:17:50.492 --> 00:17:53.629
  • WE HAVE RECEIVED OUR REWARDS.
  • 00:17:53.629 --> 00:17:56.098
  • IT'S DESCRIBED AS BRIGHT LINEN,
  • 00:17:56.098 --> 00:17:57.900
  • BUT IT IS TIED TOOUR RIGHTEOUS ACTS
  • 00:17:57.900 --> 00:18:01.303
  • AFTER WE BECAME A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:18:01.303 --> 00:18:03.472
  • AND THAT LEADS TO ANIMPORTANT DISTINCTION
  • 00:18:03.472 --> 00:18:06.208
  • OF THE IMPORTANCE OF GOODWORKS IN A CHRISTIAN'S LIFE.
  • 00:18:06.208 --> 00:18:10.445
  • DO OUR WORKS REALLYMATTER TO GOD?
  • 00:18:10.445 --> 00:18:13.382
  • SOME PEOPLE SAY YES,SOME PEOPLE SAY NO.
  • 00:18:13.382 --> 00:18:16.885
  • WE'VE GOT TO DISTINGUISHBETWEEN THE VALUE OF OUR WORKS
  • 00:18:16.885 --> 00:18:20.022
  • BEFORE WE ARE SAVED ANDTHE VALUE OF OUR WORKS
  • 00:18:20.022 --> 00:18:23.458
  • AFTER WE ARE SAVED.
  • 00:18:23.458 --> 00:18:26.195
  • WHAT ARE THE VALUE OFOUR GOOD WORKS TO GOD
  • 00:18:26.195 --> 00:18:28.430
  • BEFORE WE BECOME A CHRISTIAN?
  • 00:18:28.430 --> 00:18:30.432
  • ZERO, ZILCH, NADA.
  • 00:18:30.432 --> 00:18:33.902
  • ISAIAH SAID OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS,THE BEST WE CAN DO
  • 00:18:33.902 --> 00:18:37.940
  • BEFORE GOD, IS LIKEA FILTHY RAG TO GOD.
  • 00:18:37.940 --> 00:18:42.144
  • OUR WORKS ARE WORTHLESS TO GOD.
  • 00:18:42.144 --> 00:18:45.347
  • THAT'S WHY EPHESIANS 2:8-9 SAYS,
  • 00:18:45.347 --> 00:18:47.182
  • "FOR BY GRACE YOU HAVEBEEN SAVED THROUGH FAITH,
  • 00:18:47.182 --> 00:18:49.918
  • AND THAT NOT OF YOURSELVES,IT IS A GIFT OF GOD,
  • 00:18:49.918 --> 00:18:52.621
  • NOT AS WORKS, THATNO ONE SHOULD BOAST."
  • 00:18:52.621 --> 00:18:57.259
  • GOD DOESN'T ALLOW US TOWORK FOR OUR SALVATION.
  • 00:18:57.259 --> 00:19:00.195
  • IF HE ALLOWS US TOWORK FOR OUR SALVATION,
  • 00:19:00.195 --> 00:19:02.164
  • THAN SALVATION ISSOMETHING HE OWES US,
  • 00:19:02.164 --> 00:19:04.433
  • AND GOD REFUSES TO OWEANY MAN OR WOMAN ANYTHING.
  • 00:19:04.433 --> 00:19:07.970
  • NO, SALVATION IS SIMPLY AMEASURE OF GOD'S GRACE TO US.
  • 00:19:07.970 --> 00:19:14.376
  • OUR VALUE OF OUR GOOD WORKSBEFORE WE WERE SAVED IS NOTHING.
  • 00:19:14.376 --> 00:19:17.512
  • WE CANNOT EARN OUR SALVATION.
  • 00:19:17.512 --> 00:19:19.181
  • HOWEVER, THERE IS VALUE TOOUR WORKS AFTER OUR SALVATION.
  • 00:19:19.181 --> 00:19:25.354
  • I WANT YOU TO WRITEDOWN THIS PHRASE,
  • 00:19:25.354 --> 00:19:26.321
  • I HAVE IT ON YOUR OUTLINE.
  • 00:19:26.321 --> 00:19:28.423
  • WHILE OUR WORKS ARE WORTHLESS
  • 00:19:28.423 --> 00:19:31.026
  • IN SECURING US A PLACE INHEAVEN, THEY ARE INTEGRAL
  • 00:19:31.026 --> 00:19:34.997
  • IN DETERMINING OUREXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:34.997 --> 00:19:37.899
  • LET ME SAY IT AGAIN.
  • 00:19:37.899 --> 00:19:38.834
  • WHILE OUR WORKS ARE WORTHLESS
  • 00:19:38.834 --> 00:19:40.302
  • IN SECURING A PLACE INHEAVEN, THEY ARE INTEGRAL
  • 00:19:40.302 --> 00:19:43.171
  • IN DETERMINING OUREXPERIENCE IN OUR HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:43.171 --> 00:19:46.642
  • WE ARE NOT SAVED BY GOOD WORKS,BUT LOOK AT EPHESIANS 2:10.
  • 00:19:46.642 --> 00:19:50.445
  • "FOR WE ARE HIS WORKMANSHIP,CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS
  • 00:19:50.445 --> 00:19:54.249
  • FOR GOOD WORKS WHICHGOD PREPARED BEFOREHAND
  • 00:19:54.249 --> 00:19:57.386
  • THAT WE SHOULD WALK IN THEM."
  • 00:19:57.386 --> 00:20:01.923
  • LISTEN TO ME THIS MORNING,BEFORE WE ARE SAVED,
  • 00:20:01.923 --> 00:20:04.459
  • THE ONLY VALUE OF OUR WORKS IS
  • 00:20:04.459 --> 00:20:06.428
  • OUR WORKS ARE SUFFICIENTTO CONDEMN US BEFORE GOD.
  • 00:20:06.428 --> 00:20:10.365
  • BUT AFTER WE ARE SAVED, OURGOOD WORKS ARE SUFFICIENT
  • 00:20:10.365 --> 00:20:13.435
  • TO COMMEND US TO GOD.
  • 00:20:13.435 --> 00:20:15.737
  • AND THAT'S WHY PAUL SAYS INSECOND CORINTHIANS 5:9 AND 10,
  • 00:20:15.737 --> 00:20:19.207
  • "THEREFORE ALSO WEHAVE AS OUR AMBITION,
  • 00:20:19.207 --> 00:20:22.311
  • WHETHER AT HOME OR ABSENT,TO BE PLEASING TO HIM.
  • 00:20:22.311 --> 00:20:25.080
  • FOR WE MUST ALL APPEAR BEFORETHE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST
  • 00:20:25.080 --> 00:20:29.284
  • THAT EACH ONE OF USMAY BE RECOMPENSED
  • 00:20:29.284 --> 00:20:31.586
  • FOR HIS DEEDS IN THE BODY,ACCORDING TO WHAT HE HAS DONE,
  • 00:20:31.586 --> 00:20:37.159
  • WHETHER THEY BE GOOD OR BAD."
  • 00:20:37.159 --> 00:20:42.030
  • YOU KNOW, NOTEVERYTHING WE DO IN LIFE
  • 00:20:42.030 --> 00:20:43.565
  • IS EITHER MORALLYGOOD OR MORALLY BAD.
  • 00:20:43.565 --> 00:20:46.568
  • THERE'S NOTHINGMORALLY GOOD OR BAD
  • 00:20:46.568 --> 00:20:49.604
  • ABOUT GOING TO THE MOVIE.
  • 00:20:49.604 --> 00:20:52.274
  • I GUESS IT DEPENDSWHAT MOVIE YOU GO TO,
  • 00:20:52.274 --> 00:20:53.942
  • BUT YOU KNOW, THERE'S NOTHINGGOOD OR BAD ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:20:53.942 --> 00:20:56.845
  • THERE'S NOTHING GOOD OR BADABOUT GOING TO THE MALL.
  • 00:20:56.845 --> 00:21:00.515
  • THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS WE DO,BUT THAT'S NOT THE STANDARD.
  • 00:21:00.515 --> 00:21:04.753
  • THE STANDARD IS,IS IT WORTHLESS?
  • 00:21:04.753 --> 00:21:07.022
  • IN THE BIG SCHEME OF THINGS,
  • 00:21:07.022 --> 00:21:09.391
  • AS GOD'S KINGDOMIS KEPT IN VIEW,
  • 00:21:09.391 --> 00:21:12.427
  • IS YOUR LIFE GOING TO BEJUDGED AS HAVING SUBSTANCE,
  • 00:21:12.427 --> 00:21:16.098
  • OF BEING INVESTED INGROWING GOD'S KINGDOM,
  • 00:21:16.098 --> 00:21:19.267
  • OR WILL YOUR LIFE BE JUDGED
  • 00:21:19.267 --> 00:21:21.169
  • AS BEING INCONSEQUENTIAL,WORTHLESS?
  • 00:21:21.169 --> 00:21:25.974
  • AND THAT'S THE JUDGMENTTHAT WE'RE GOING TO FACE.
  • 00:21:25.974 --> 00:21:28.276
  • HOW DID WE INVEST OUR TIME?
  • 00:21:28.276 --> 00:21:30.178
  • HOW DID WE INVEST OUR MONEY?
  • 00:21:30.178 --> 00:21:32.314
  • IT'S NOT THAT WE INVESTEDTHEM IN BAD THINGS,
  • 00:21:32.314 --> 00:21:34.516
  • BUT WERE THEY WORTHLESSTHINGS COMPARED
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  • TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD?
  • 00:21:36.718 --> 00:21:38.220
  • THAT IS THE JUDGMENTSEAT OF CHRIST.
  • 00:21:38.220 --> 00:21:42.324
  • LUKE 8:17, JESUS SAID,"FOR NOTHING IS HIDDEN
  • 00:21:42.324 --> 00:21:46.128
  • THAT SHALL NOT BECOMEEVIDENT, NOR ANYTHING SECRET
  • 00:21:46.128 --> 00:21:49.965
  • THAT SHALL NOT BE KNOWNAND WILL COME TO LIGHT."
  • 00:21:49.965 --> 00:21:54.770
  • OF COURSE, THAT RAISESA LOT OF QUESTIONS.
  • 00:21:54.770 --> 00:21:57.606
  • IS GOD MORE INTERESTED IN WHATI DO OR WHY I DO WHAT I DO?
  • 00:21:57.606 --> 00:22:02.611
  • WHAT DO THESE REWARDS ACTUALLYMEAN FOR ME IN ETERNITY?
  • 00:22:02.611 --> 00:22:05.247
  • WHEN YOU SAY HEAVEN'S NOT GOINGTO BE THE SAME FOR EVERYBODY,
  • 00:22:05.247 --> 00:22:07.249
  • WHAT'S GOING TOBE THE DIFFERENCE?
  • 00:22:07.249 --> 00:22:10.018
  • AND IF I DON'T WINREWARDS IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:22:10.018 --> 00:22:13.221
  • AM I GOING TO SPENDTHE REST OF MY LIFE
  • 00:22:13.221 --> 00:22:15.290
  • REGRETTING THE WAY I INVESTEDMY LIFE HERE ON EARTH?
  • 00:22:15.290 --> 00:22:19.694
  • THOSE ARE GREAT QUESTIONS,AND WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER THEM
  • 00:22:19.694 --> 00:22:21.897
  • AND MORE AS WE CONTINUETALKING ABOUT OUR JUDGMENT
  • 00:22:21.897 --> 00:22:26.001
  • BEFORE GOD AT THE GREATJUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.
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  • 00:22:29.738 --> 00:22:34.576
  • THERE'S MUCH MORE WE NEEDTO COVER ON TODAY'S TOPIC.
  • 00:22:34.576 --> 00:22:38.046
  • AS WE'RE LEARNING, HEAVENWON'T BE THE SAME FOR EVERYONE.
  • 00:22:38.046 --> 00:22:42.150
  • AND TRAGICALLY,SOME WILL NEVER STEP
  • 00:22:42.150 --> 00:22:45.020
  • THROUGH THE GATESOF HEAVEN AT ALL.
  • 00:22:45.020 --> 00:22:47.022
  • HEAVEN IS RESERVED ONLYFOR THOSE WHO TRUST
  • 00:22:47.022 --> 00:22:49.991
  • IN JESUS CHRIST AS THEIR SAVIOR.
  • 00:22:49.991 --> 00:22:52.961
  • IN CLOSING, I CANNOTOVEREMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE
  • 00:22:52.961 --> 00:22:55.964
  • OF YOUR FINANCIAL PARTNERSHIPWITH PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:22:55.964 --> 00:23:00.035
  • IN THE AFTERMATH OF THEMOST CHALLENGING YEAR
  • 00:23:00.035 --> 00:23:02.571
  • IN AMERICA'S HISTORY,WE CONTINUE TO SEE
  • 00:23:02.571 --> 00:23:05.340
  • A GROWING TRAJECTORY OF IMPACT,
  • 00:23:05.340 --> 00:23:07.943
  • REACHING MORE PEOPLETHAN EVER BEFORE
  • 00:23:07.943 --> 00:23:10.312
  • WITH THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.
  • 00:23:10.312 --> 00:23:12.347
  • BUT THIS SUCCESS ISNOT WITHOUT COST,
  • 00:23:12.347 --> 00:23:15.116
  • AND WE TRULY NEED FRIENDSLIKE YOU TO JOIN US.
  • 00:23:15.116 --> 00:23:18.553
  • EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR YOUGIVE INCREASES OUR ABILITY
  • 00:23:18.553 --> 00:23:22.557
  • TO IMPACT ANINCREASINGLY DARK CULTURE
  • 00:23:22.557 --> 00:23:25.694
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:23:25.694 --> 00:23:27.863
  • AGAIN, THANK YOU SO MUCHFOR YOUR GENEROSITY.
  • 00:23:27.863 --> 00:23:31.466
  • REMEMBER, WHAT WE ACCOMPLISHTOGETHER ON EARTH TODAY
  • 00:23:31.466 --> 00:23:35.036
  • WILL REVERBERATE IN THEHALLS OF HEAVEN FOREVER.
  • 00:23:35.036 --> 00:23:39.441
  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE,I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE
  • 00:23:39.441 --> 00:23:41.610
  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:41.610 --> 00:23:45.480
  • [ANNOUNCER] WITH ALL OFTHE PRESSING CHALLENGES
  • 00:23:45.480 --> 00:23:47.516
  • FACING OUR WORLD TODAY,IT'S EASY TO GET STUCK
  • 00:23:47.516 --> 00:23:50.418
  • IN THE HERE AND NOW, BUT WHENWE LIVE EVERY DAY IN THE HOPE
  • 00:23:50.418 --> 00:23:54.089
  • OF ETERNITY, IT COMPLETELYTRANSFORMS OUR PERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:23:54.089 --> 00:23:57.726
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  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY."
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  • THE BIBLE TELLS US THATEVERY ONE OF US IS GOING
  • 00:24:10.238 --> 00:24:13.141
  • TO MAKE A TRIP ONE DAYTO A DISTANT COUNTRY.
  • 00:24:13.141 --> 00:24:16.278
  • IT'S A ONE-WAY TRIP TOAN ETERNAL DESTINATION.
  • 00:24:16.278 --> 00:24:19.981
  • AND FOR THOSE WHO KNOW CHRIST,
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY
  • 00:24:38.600 --> 00:24:41.403
  • OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • BY DR. JEFFRESS TITLED"A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE TOPATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:24:57.052 --> 00:24:59.321
  • YOU'RE ALLOWING MEN ANDWOMEN ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY
  • 00:24:59.321 --> 00:25:02.023
  • TO HEAR THE TRUTH ABOUT HEAVENAND THE ONE WAY TO GET THERE
  • 00:25:02.023 --> 00:25:05.760
  • THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:25:05.760 --> 00:25:07.796
  • SO THANK YOU FORGIVING GENEROUSLY.
  • 00:25:07.796 --> 00:25:09.898
  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFTTO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:25:09.898 --> 00:25:13.001
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF HIS WORD.
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  • 00:25:15.971 --> 00:25:17.539
  • OUR LIFE HERE ON EARTHIS AN INVESTMENT.
  • 00:25:17.539 --> 00:25:20.575
  • WE INVEST OUR TIME, OURRESOURCES, AND OUR TALENTS.
  • 00:25:20.575 --> 00:25:24.913
  • AND AT THE END OF IT ALL,WE'LL HAVE TO ANSWER TO GOD.
  • 00:25:24.913 --> 00:25:28.416
  • DID WE MAKE PERSONALINVESTMENTS IN THE RIGHT THINGS,
  • 00:25:28.416 --> 00:25:31.953
  • OR DID WE SQUANDEROUR RESOURCES AWAY?
  • 00:25:31.953 --> 00:25:35.023
  • WELL, I REALIZE THATTODAY'S DISCUSSION
  • 00:25:35.023 --> 00:25:37.192
  • MAY HAVE RAISED MOREQUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS
  • 00:25:37.192 --> 00:25:39.427
  • ABOUT OUR FUTURE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:25:39.427 --> 00:25:41.296
  • SO NEXT TIME WE'LLGO INTO DEEPER DETAIL
  • 00:25:41.296 --> 00:25:44.099
  • ON THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST
  • 00:25:44.099 --> 00:25:46.601
  • AND HOW OUR PERFORMANCEWILL BE SCRUTINIZED
  • 00:25:46.601 --> 00:25:49.237
  • AND EVALUATED BY GOD.
  • 00:25:49.237 --> 00:25:51.339
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OFWHAT'S COMING UP NEXT TIME
  • 00:25:51.339 --> 00:25:53.775
  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:53.775 --> 00:25:58.179
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:25:58.179 --> 00:26:00.281
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:26:00.281 --> 00:26:03.051
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BYSENDING YOU A COPY
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  • OF THE BRAND NEW BOOKBY DR. JEFFRESS TITLED
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  • "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
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  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY."
  • 00:26:09.624 --> 00:26:13.128
  • PLUS, THE BROCHURE "WHATSEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS TEACH
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  • ABOUT HEAVEN" IS OURGIFT TO YOU SIMPLY
  • 00:26:16.331 --> 00:26:19.034
  • FOR CONTACTING US TODAYAT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:19.034 --> 00:26:22.103
  • NOW, WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
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  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE"A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN"
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  • TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD,
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  • BY DR. JEFFRESS TITLED"A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
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  • THESE PROGRAMS AREMADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE
  • 00:26:36.251 --> 00:26:38.853
  • OF YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:38.853 --> 00:26:40.388
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING,
  • 00:26:40.388 --> 00:26:42.023
  • OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:42.023 --> 00:26:44.292
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON PATHWAY TO VICTORY:
  • 00:26:44.292 --> 00:26:48.396
  • WHILE OUR WORKS ARE WORTHLESS
  • 00:26:48.396 --> 00:26:50.865
  • IN SECURING US APLACE IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:26:50.865 --> 00:26:53.368
  • THEY ARE INTEGRAL IN DETERMININGOUR EXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:26:53.368 --> 00:26:59.774
  • GOOD WORKS CAN'T EARNYOU YOUR PLACE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:26:59.774 --> 00:27:01.810
  • THAT'S ONLY BY GOD'SGRACE BY TRUSTING CHRIST.
  • 00:27:01.810 --> 00:27:04.879
  • BUT ONCE YOU'VE DONE THAT,YOUR GOOD WORKS MATTER
  • 00:27:04.879 --> 00:27:08.216
  • IN DETERMINING THEKIND OF EXPERIENCE
  • 00:27:08.216 --> 00:27:10.452
  • YOU WILL HAVE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:27:10.452 --> 00:27:13.154
  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:27:13.154 --> 00:27:15.557
  • FOR THE NEXT PARTOF THE MESSAGE,
  • 00:27:15.557 --> 00:27:17.325
  • "WILL HEAVEN BE THESAME FOR EVERYONE?"
  • 00:27:17.325 --> 00:27:19.994
  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:27:19.994 --> 00:27:22.063
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:27:22.063 --> 00:27:22.063