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Will Heaven Be The Same For Everyone? Part 2

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January 26, 2021
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Last time we began discussing why every Christian’s experience in heaven will not be the same. While all Christians will escape God’s condemnation, they will not escape God’s evaluation of their lives.

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Will Heaven Be The Same For Everyone? Part 2

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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPITOF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS, TEXAS, THISIS "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESSAND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • AS CHRISTIANS, WEUNDERSTAND THAT GOOD WORKS
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  • CAN NEVER EARNGOD'S FORGIVENESS,
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  • BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN OURGOOD WORKS ARE WORTHLESS.
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  • IN FACT, THE WAY WE SPENDOUR LIFE HERE ON EARTH
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  • AFTER WE ARE SAVED,WILL GREATLY DETERMINE
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  • OUR REWARDS IN HEAVEN.
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  • THERE'S A DAY COMING WHEN GOD
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  • WILL JUDGE THE OBEDIENCEOF EVERY BELIEVER
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  • AND THE RESULTS OF THAT JUDGMENT
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  • WILL HAVE ETERNAL RAMIFICATIONS.
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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 OF"PATHWAY 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 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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  • IN OUR SERIES,"A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,"
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  • WE BEGAN ADDRESSINGTHE QUESTION LAST TIME,
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  • "WILL HEAVEN BE THESAME FOR EVERYONE?"
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  • AND THE ANSWER, THESURPRISING ANSWER,
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  • FOR MANY IS NO, IT WILL NOTBE THE SAME FOR EVERYONE.
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  • WHILE BECOMING ACHRISTIAN EXEMPTS US
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  • FROM THE CONDEMNATION OF GOD,
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  • AND AREN'T WE GRATEFUL FOR THAT,
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  • IT EXEMPTS US FROMGOD'S CONDEMNATION,
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  • BEING A CHRISTIANDOES NOT EXEMPT US
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  • FROM GOD'S EVALUATIONOF OUR LIFE.
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  • THE FACT IS EVERYPERSON, NON-CHRISTIAN
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  • AND CHRISTIAN ALIKE,WILL BE JUDGED BY GOD.
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  • THE JUDGMENT FORNON-CHRISTIANS IS THE JUDGMENT,
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  • THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT.
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  • THOSE WHO HAVE NOTTRUSTED IN CHRIST,
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  • WHOSE NAMES ARENOT FOUND WRITTEN
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  • IN THE LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE,
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  • THEY ARE CAST INTOTHE LAKE OF FIRE
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  • AND TORMENTED DAY ANDNIGHT FOREVER AND EVER.
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  • BUT THOSE OF USWHO ARE CHRISTIANS
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  • ARE GOING TO STAND BEFOREA DIFFERENT JUDGMENT.
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  • IT'S AN EVALUATION OF OUR LIFE.
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  • IT'S CALLED THEJUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.
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  • IN 2 CORINTHIANS 5:10, PAULSAYS, "FOR WE MUST ALL APPEAR
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  • "BEFORE THE JUDGMENTSEAT OF CHRIST
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  • "SO THAT EACH ONE MAY BERECOMPENSED FOR HIS DEEDS
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  • "IN THE BODY ACCORDINGTO WHAT HE HAS DONE,
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  • "WHETHER GOOD OR BAD."
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  • THAT PHRASE "JUDGMENTSEAT," BEMA,
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  • REFERS TO A RAISED PLATFORMIN WHICH THE GOVERNOR
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  • OR SOME OTHEROFFICIAL WOULD REWARD
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  • THOSE WHO HAD DONEEXCEPTIONALLY WELL
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  • IN GAMES OR SOMEOTHER TYPE OF CONTEST.
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  • ONE DAY, WE'RE GOING TOSTAND BEFORE GOD'S JUDGMENT
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  • TO RECEIVE REWARDSFOR WHAT WE HAVE DONE.
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  • NOW, I'VE GIVEN YOU ASENTENCE ON YOUR OUTLINE
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  • TO HELP YOU UNDERSTANDTHE DIFFERENCE
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  • BETWEEN THE JUDGMENTFOR CHRISTIANS
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  • AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST
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  • AND THE JUDGMENTOF NON-CHRISTIANS
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  • AT THE GREAT WHITETHRONE JUDGMENT.
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  • THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST
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  • IS FOR THE COMMENDATIONOF BELIEVERS,
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  • WHILE THE GREATWHITE THRONE JUDGMENT
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  • IS FOR THE CONDEMNATIONOF UNBELIEVERS.
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  • HOW WILL WE BE JUDGED?
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  • WELL, PAUL SAYS IN2 CORINTHIANS 5,
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  • WE WILL BE JUDGED ACCORDINGTO WHAT WE HAVE DONE.
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  • THIS EVALUATION OF OURLIVES AS CHRISTIANS
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  • IS BASED ON OUR WORKS,WHAT WE'VE DONE.
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  • NOW THAT CONFUSESA LOT OF CHRISTIANS
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  • BECAUSE THEY SAY,"WELL, WAIT A MINUTE,
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  • "I THOUGHT OUR GOODWORKS DON'T MATTER."
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  • WELL, THEY DON'T MATTERBEFORE WE'RE SAVED,
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  • BUT THEY MATTER A GREATDEAL AFTER WE'RE SAVED.
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  • AND WE MADE THEDISTINCTION LAST TIME
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  • BETWEEN OUR WORKS BEFOREWE BECOME A CHRISTIAN.
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  • PRIOR TO OUR SALVATION,THE BEST YOU AND I CAN DO
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  • IS LIKE A FILTHY RAG TO GOD.
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  • EPHESIANS 2:8-9MAKES IT VERY CLEAR,
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  • "IT'S BY GRACE WE ARE SAVEDAND THAT NOT OF WORKS,
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  • "LEST ANYONE SHOULD BOAST."
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  • GOOD WORKS PLAY ABSOLUTELYNO ROLE IN EARNING SALVATION.
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  • HOWEVER, OUR GOOD WORKSHAVE A GREAT VALUE
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  • AFTER OUR SALVATION.
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  • EPHESIANS 2:10 SAYS WEARE SAVED NOT BY WORKS,
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  • BUT FOR GOOD WORKS.
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  • AGAIN, HERE'S A SENTENCE ONYOUR OUTLINE TO WRITE DOWN.
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  • WHILE OUR WORKS ARE WORTHLESS
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  • IN SECURING US APLACE IN HEAVEN,
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  • THEY ARE INTEGRAL IN DETERMININGOUR EXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN.
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  • GOOD WORKS CAN'T EARNYOU YOUR PLACE IN HEAVEN,
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  • THAT'S ONLY BY GOD'SGRACE, BY TRUSTING CHRIST.
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  • BUT ONCE YOU'VE DONE THAT,YOUR GOOD WORKS MATTER
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  • IN DETERMINING THE KIND OFEXPERIENCE YOU WILL HAVE
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  • IN HEAVEN.
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT WE'REGOING TO TALK ABOUT TODAY.
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  • LET'S FIRST OF ALL BEGIN BYLOOKING AT EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS
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  • AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.
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  • SINCE YOU'RE GOING TOSTAND THERE ONE DAY,
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  • WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO KNOWEXACTLY WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN
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  • AT THAT JUDGMENT?
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  • WELL TO EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENSAT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST,
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  • PAUL USES THREE ANALOGIES.
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  • THE FIRST ANALOGY ISTHE TRUSTEE ANALOGY
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  • AND IT'S FOUND IN ROMANS 14.
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  • TAKE YOUR BIBLES ANDTURN TO ROMANS 14.
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  • PAUL IS WRITING TOCHRISTIANS IN ROME.
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  • THEY WERE BUSYJUDGING ONE ANOTHER.
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  • THERE WERE DIVISIONSIN THE ROMAN CHURCH
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  • AND PAUL SAID, "QUIT YOURJUDGING OF ONE ANOTHER."
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  • HE SAYS IN VERSE 10, "BUT WHY,WHY DO YOU JUDGE YOUR BROTHER
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  • "OR WHY AGAIN DO YOU REGARDYOUR BROTHER WITH CONTEMPT?
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  • "YOU ARE NOT TO JUDGE ANOTHER."
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  • WHEN HE SAYS, "DON'TJUDGE YOUR BROTHER,"
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  • HE WAS TALKING ABOUT CHRISTIANS
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  • WHO WERE PRONOUNCINGJUDGMENTS ABOUT BEHAVIOR
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  • THE BIBLE DIDN'T EVEN ADDRESS.
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  • CHRISTIANS WEREJUDGING EACH OTHER
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  • ABOUT WHAT THEY ATEOR WHAT THEY DRANK
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  • OR ABOUT WHETHER THEY KEPTTHE SABBATH DAYS OR NOT,
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  • AND PAUL SAID, "QUITJUDGING PEOPLE.
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  • "LET EVERYBODY BECONVINCED IN HIS OWN HEART
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  • "ABOUT THAT BECAUSE EVERYONE OF US," LOOK AT VERSE 10,
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  • "WILL STAND BEFORE THEJUDGMENT SEAT OF GOD."
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  • ONE DAY, YOU AND I AREGOING TO ANSWER TO GOD,
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  • NOT TO ONE ANOTHER FORTHESE AREAS THE BIBLE
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  • DOESN'T ADDRESS.
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  • VERSE 11, "FOR IT IS WRITTEN,'AS I LIVE, SAYS THE LORD,
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  • "EVERY KNEE SHALL BOWTO ME AND EVERY TONGUE
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  • "SHALL GIVE PRAISE TO GOD.'"
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  • THAT'S A QUOTATIONFROM ISAIAH 45.
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  • DID YOU KNOW EVERYBODYWHO'S EVER LIVED
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  • IS ONE DAY GOING TO BOWBEFORE JESUS CHRIST?
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  • SOME WILL BOW BEFORE HIM AT THEGREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT.
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  • THEY WILL ACKNOWLEDGEHIM AS JUDGE
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  • AND IT WILL BETOO LATE FOR THEM.
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  • BUT OTHERS WHO HAVERECEIVED GOD'S GRACE,
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  • WE TOO WILL REAFFIRM THATJESUS CHRIST IS LORD.
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  • AND THEN THE CONCLUSION, VERSE12, "SO THEN, EACH ONE OF US
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  • "AS CHRISTIAN SHALL GIVE ANACCOUNT OF HIMSELF TO GOD."
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  • NOW THERE'S THATTRUSTEE ANALOGY.
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  • THAT WORD "GIVE AN ACCOUNT"IS A WORD THAT REFERRED
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  • TO A FINANCIAL MANAGER.
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  • YOU KNOW, IF YOU WANT TO,YOU CAN ENTRUST YOUR ASSETS
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  • TO A MANAGER WHO WILLOVERSEE THEM AND INVEST THEM
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  • ON YOUR BEHALF.
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  • NOW HE DOESN'T OWNTHE ASSETS, YOU DO.
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  • HE HAS A RESPONSIBILITY,A TRUST AGREEMENT,
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  • TO MAXIMIZE YOURASSETS FOR GOOD.
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  • THAT IS THE RESPONSIBILITYOF THE TRUSTEE.
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  • HE DOESN'T OWN ANYTHING.
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  • HE'S SIMPLY A MANAGER OFWHAT'S BEEN ENTRUSTED TO HIM.
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  • AND AS WE SAW A FEWWEEKS AGO, YOU AND I,
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  • WE DON'T OWN ANYTHING,WE'RE SIMPLY MANAGERS.
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  • WE DON'T OWN OURMONEY, GOD DOES.
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  • WE DON'T OWN OUR LIVES,
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  • WE DON'T EVEN DETERMINE HOWLONG OUR LIVES ARE, GOD DOES.
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  • HE'S JUST ENTRUSTED TO US ACERTAIN AMOUNT OF TREASURE
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  • AND TIME ANDOPPORTUNITIES AND GIFTS
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  • AND OUR RESPONSIBILITY WITHWHAT HE'S ENTRUSTED TO US,
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  • LISTEN TO THIS, IS TO FURTHERHIS AGENDA, NOT OUR AGENDA.
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  • AND ALTHOUGH WE HAVE A LOTOF LATITUDE IN WHAT WE DO
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  • WITH OUR MONEY AND OURTIME AND OUR TALENT,
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  • ONE DAY WE WILL GIVEAN ACCOUNT TO GOD
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  • FOR WHAT WE'VE DONE WITHTHOSE THINGS WE'VE MANAGED.
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  • JUST AS THE TRUSTEE GIVESAN ACCOUNT TO THE OWNER
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  • OF WHAT HE'S DONE, ANDTHAT'S THE ALLUSION HERE.
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  • NOW WHAT'S INTERESTING ISIN THIS TRUST AGREEMENT,
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  • AS TRUSTEES, WE ONLY WILL GIVEAN ACCOUNT TO THE OWNER, GOD,
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  • OF WHAT HE'S ENTRUSTED TO US,
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  • NOT TO WHAT HE'SENTRUSTED TO OTHER PEOPLE.
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  • YOU KNOW, WHEN ISTAND BEFORE GOD,
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  • MY JUDGMENT AT THEJUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST
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  • IS GOING TO BE VERY PERSONALAND INDIVIDUALIZED.
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  • GOD IS NOT GOING TO JUDGE MEACCORDING TO THE SAME STANDARD
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  • HE JUDGES BILLY GRAHAM.
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  • GOD HAS GIVEN TO DR.GRAHAM CERTAIN GIFTS
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  • AND CERTAIN OPPORTUNITIESTHAT ARE UNIQUE TO HIM.
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  • HE'S NOT GOING TO SAY TO ME,
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  • "WHY DIDN'T YOU PREACH MOREFAITHFULLY IN THAT STADIUM
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  • "FILLED WITH 100.000 PEOPLE."
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  • I HAD NEVER HAD THATOPPORTUNITY, DR. GRAHAM DID.
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  • AND SO HE'S GOING TO GIVE DR.GRAHAM A DIFFERENT JUDGMENT
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  • THAN HE JUDGES ME.
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  • HE'S GOING TO JUDGE YOUACCORDING TO A DIFFERENT
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  • STANDARD THAN THATWHICH HE JUDGES ME.
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  • THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST ISGOING TO BE A VERY PERSONALIZED,
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  • INDIVIDUALIZED JUDGMENTACCORDING TO WHAT HAS BEEN
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  • ENTRUSTED TO US.
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  • THAT IS THE TRUSTEE ANALOGY.
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  • SECONDLY, HE USES THECONSTRUCTION ANALOGY
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  • TO DESCRIBE THE BEMA,THE JUDGMENT SEAT.
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  • TURN OVER TO 1 CORINTHIANS 3.
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  • WE READ THAT PASSAGEJUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO.
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  • NOW TO BE CLEAR,IN 1 CORINTHIANS 3,
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  • PAUL SPECIFICALLY IS TALKINGABOUT BUILDING A MINISTRY,
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  • ABOUT THE KIND OF MINISTRYHE HAD VERSUS OTHER APOSTLES.
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  • BUT HE EXTRAPOLATES FROMTHE MINISTRY EXAMPLE
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  • TO INCLUDE EVERYCHRISTIAN'S LIFE.
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  • NOTICE WHAT HE SAYS HERE,"ACCORDING TO THE GRACE OF GOD,"
  • 00:10:27.450 --> 00:10:31.187
  • VERSE 10, "WHICH WAS GIVEN TOME, AS A WISE MASTER BUILDER
  • 00:10:31.220 --> 00:10:35.758
  • "I LAID A FOUNDATION ANDANOTHER IS BUILDING UPON IT.
  • 00:10:35.791 --> 00:10:39.462
  • "BUT LET EACH MAN BE CAREFULHOW HE BUILDS UPON IT
  • 00:10:39.495 --> 00:10:42.832
  • "FOR NO MAN CAN LAY AFOUNDATION OTHER THAN THAT
  • 00:10:42.865 --> 00:10:46.402
  • "WHICH IS LAID, WHICHIS JESUS CHRIST."
  • 00:10:46.435 --> 00:10:49.772
  • PAUL IS INVITING YOU TOTHINK ABOUT YOUR LIFE
  • 00:10:49.805 --> 00:10:53.375
  • LIKE A HOUSE THAT'SBEING CONSTRUCTED.
  • 00:10:53.409 --> 00:10:55.878
  • NOW, EVERY CHRISTIAN HAS THESAME FOUNDATION FOR HIS HOUSE.
  • 00:10:55.911 --> 00:10:59.849
  • YOUR LIFE IS LIKE AHOUSE THAT YOU CONSTRUCT.
  • 00:10:59.882 --> 00:11:03.052
  • YOU HAVE THE SAME FOUNDATIONAS EVERY OTHER CHRISTIAN
  • 00:11:03.085 --> 00:11:05.521
  • AND THAT IS THAT FOUNDATION
  • 00:11:05.554 --> 00:11:07.223
  • IS THE UNCHANGEABLEJESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:11:07.256 --> 00:11:11.193
  • WE'RE ALL SAVED IFWE'VE TRUSTED IN CHRIST.
  • 00:11:11.227 --> 00:11:14.130
  • JESUS IS OUR FOUNDATION,BUT WE HAVE A CHOICE
  • 00:11:14.163 --> 00:11:18.234
  • OF WHAT KIND OF HOUSE,THAT IS WHAT KIND OF LIFE,
  • 00:11:18.267 --> 00:11:21.470
  • WE BUILD ON THE FOUNDATIONOF OUR SALVATION.
  • 00:11:21.504 --> 00:11:25.241
  • AND THE CHOICE OF WHATKIND OF HOUSE WE BUILD
  • 00:11:25.274 --> 00:11:27.610
  • DEPENDS UPON THE KIND OFBUILDING MATERIAL WE CHOOSE.
  • 00:11:27.643 --> 00:11:30.579
  • LOOK AT VERSE 12,"NOW, IF ANY MAN BUILDS
  • 00:11:30.613 --> 00:11:32.982
  • "UPON THE FOUNDATION WITHGOLD, SILVER, PRECIOUS STONES,
  • 00:11:33.015 --> 00:11:37.920
  • "OR WOOD, HAY, AND STRAW..."
  • 00:11:37.953 --> 00:11:41.490
  • YOU CAN BUILD YOURLIFE ACCORDING TO WHATBUILDING MATERIALS
  • 00:11:41.524 --> 00:11:45.027
  • YOU CHOOSE, BUT NOTICEONE DAY, THE KIND OF LIFE
  • 00:11:45.060 --> 00:11:48.297
  • YOU HAVE BUILT IS GOING TOBE TESTED BY THE FIRE
  • 00:11:48.330 --> 00:11:51.634
  • OF GOD'S JUDGMENT.
  • 00:11:51.667 --> 00:11:53.135
  • VERSE 13, "EACH MAN'SWORK WILL BECOME EVIDENT.
  • 00:11:53.169 --> 00:11:56.372
  • "FOR THE DAY WILL SHOW ITBECAUSE IT IS TO BE REVEALED
  • 00:11:56.405 --> 00:11:59.508
  • "WITH FIRE AND THE FIREITSELF WILL REVEAL THE QUALITY
  • 00:11:59.542 --> 00:12:05.114
  • "OF EACH MAN'S WORK."
  • 00:12:05.147 --> 00:12:06.715
  • WOULD YOU NOTICE THE TWOCRITERIA GOD IS GOING TO USE
  • 00:12:06.749 --> 00:12:09.885
  • TO JUDGE THE KIND OF LIFEYOU AND I HAVE BUILT?
  • 00:12:09.919 --> 00:12:14.156
  • NUMBER ONE, THESIGNIFICANCE OF OUR LIFE,
  • 00:12:14.190 --> 00:12:17.593
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OR THEDURABILITY OF OUR WORKS.
  • 00:12:17.626 --> 00:12:21.997
  • FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU SPENDYOUR TIME AND TALENTS
  • 00:12:22.031 --> 00:12:25.601
  • AND TREASURES HERE ON EARTH,PURSUING POWER AND PROFITS
  • 00:12:25.634 --> 00:12:29.839
  • AND SELF-GLORIFICATION,THAT'S LIKE BUILDING A HOUSE
  • 00:12:29.872 --> 00:12:33.375
  • OF WOOD OR HAY OR STRAW.
  • 00:12:33.409 --> 00:12:37.746
  • I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT BUILDINGA LIFE THAT'S BUILT ON EVIL,
  • 00:12:37.780 --> 00:12:41.517
  • I'M JUST TALKING ABOUTA WORTHLESS LIFE.
  • 00:12:41.550 --> 00:12:44.286
  • A LIFE THAT IS CENTEREDAROUND YOUR OWN AGENDA,
  • 00:12:44.320 --> 00:12:48.023
  • PROFITS, POWER, OR PLEASURE.
  • 00:12:48.057 --> 00:12:50.926
  • WHAT HAPPENS AT THE JUDGMENTIF YOUR LIFE IS BUILT
  • 00:12:50.960 --> 00:12:54.263
  • WITH THOSE THINGS?
  • 00:12:54.296 --> 00:12:56.198
  • IT'S NOT LIKE THE STORY OFTHE THREE PIGS WHERE JESUS
  • 00:12:56.232 --> 00:12:59.668
  • WILL HUFF AND PUFF ANDBLOW YOUR HOUSE DOWN.
  • 00:12:59.702 --> 00:13:02.872
  • INSTEAD, HE JUST SETS AMATCH TO IT, BURNS IT UP.
  • 00:13:02.905 --> 00:13:07.276
  • THAT'S WHAT HE'S SAYING HERE.
  • 00:13:07.309 --> 00:13:08.744
  • "NOTHING WILL LAST.
  • 00:13:08.777 --> 00:13:11.113
  • "IT WILL BE CONSUMED WITH FIRE."
  • 00:13:11.146 --> 00:13:14.550
  • ON THE OTHER HAND, YOUCAN BUILD YOUR LIFE
  • 00:13:14.583 --> 00:13:16.986
  • WITH MORE DURABLE MATERIALS,GOLD, SILVER, PRECIOUS STONES.
  • 00:13:17.019 --> 00:13:23.158
  • A LIFE THAT IS BUILTAROUND GLORIFYING GOD,
  • 00:13:23.192 --> 00:13:26.195
  • MAKING HIM LOOKGOOD NO MATTER WHAT
  • 00:13:26.228 --> 00:13:27.863
  • YOUR DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES ARE.
  • 00:13:27.897 --> 00:13:30.299
  • A LIFE BUILT AROUNDSHARING CHRIST
  • 00:13:30.332 --> 00:13:32.501
  • WITH AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.
  • 00:13:32.534 --> 00:13:35.104
  • A LIFE BUILT AROUND GIVINGUP SOME TEMPORARY PLEASURES
  • 00:13:35.137 --> 00:13:39.742
  • AND PERKS IN THIS LIFETO INVEST YOUR MONEY
  • 00:13:39.775 --> 00:13:42.344
  • IN GOD'S KINGDOM.
  • 00:13:42.378 --> 00:13:44.213
  • THOSE THINGS REALLY MATTER TOGOD, THEY MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
  • 00:13:44.246 --> 00:13:47.082
  • IT'S A LIFE BUILT WITH GOLD,SILVER, AND PRECIOUS STONES.
  • 00:13:47.116 --> 00:13:51.654
  • VERSE 14, "IF ANY MAN'S WORKWHICH HE HAS BUILT UPON IT
  • 00:13:51.687 --> 00:13:55.090
  • "REMAINS, HE SHALLRECEIVE A REWARD."
  • 00:13:55.124 --> 00:13:58.894
  • BUT NOTICE VERSE 15, "IF ANYMAN'S WORK IS BURNED UP,"
  • 00:13:58.928 --> 00:14:02.331
  • THAT IS, EVALUATEDTO BE WORTHLESS,
  • 00:14:02.364 --> 00:14:06.101
  • "IF ANY MAN'S WORK IS BURNEDUP, HE SHALL SUFFER LOSS;
  • 00:14:06.135 --> 00:14:09.972
  • "BUT HE HIMSELF WILL BESAVED, THOUGH AS BY FIRE."
  • 00:14:10.005 --> 00:14:14.410
  • THAT'S PROBABLY A SAYINGLIKE WE WOULD HAVE TODAY,
  • 00:14:14.443 --> 00:14:18.647
  • "HE WILL BE SAVED BYTHE SKIN OF HIS TEETH."
  • 00:14:18.681 --> 00:14:21.917
  • HAVE YOU HEARD THAT BEFORE?
  • 00:14:21.951 --> 00:14:23.619
  • HE'LL MAKE IT TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:14:23.652 --> 00:14:24.954
  • IF YOU'RE TRULY A CHRISTIAN
  • 00:14:24.987 --> 00:14:27.189
  • AND YOUR LIFE ISJUDGED TO BE WORTHLESS,
  • 00:14:27.222 --> 00:14:29.925
  • YOU'LL STILL GET INTO HEAVEN,BUT YOU'LL SMELL OF SMOKE.
  • 00:14:29.959 --> 00:14:33.162
  • YOU'LL JUST BARELYMAKE IT THERE,
  • 00:14:33.195 --> 00:14:34.964
  • "THOUGH AS BY FIRE."
  • 00:14:34.997 --> 00:14:36.432
  • THAT'S WHAT HE'S TALKING TOHERE, BY THE SKIN OF YOUR TEETH.
  • 00:14:36.465 --> 00:14:38.834
  • SO THE FIRST CRITERIONOF JUDGMENT WILL BE
  • 00:14:38.867 --> 00:14:41.737
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF OUR WORKS.
  • 00:14:41.770 --> 00:14:43.205
  • THE SECOND JUDGMENT WILLBE ACCORDING TO THE MOTIVES
  • 00:14:43.238 --> 00:14:46.976
  • OF OUR WORKS.
  • 00:14:47.009 --> 00:14:48.477
  • SOMETIMES WHY WE DO WHAT WEIS AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE DO.
  • 00:14:48.510 --> 00:14:52.381
  • IN 1 CORINTHIANS 4:5, PAULSAYS, "THEREFORE DO NOT GO ON
  • 00:14:52.414 --> 00:14:56.185
  • "PASSING JUDGMENTBEFORE THE TIME.
  • 00:14:56.218 --> 00:14:58.687
  • "BUT WAIT UNTIL THE LORDCOMES WHO WILL BRING TO LIGHT
  • 00:14:58.721 --> 00:15:01.924
  • "THE THINGS HIDDENIN THE DARKNESS
  • 00:15:01.957 --> 00:15:04.793
  • "AND DISCLOSE THE MOTIVES
  • 00:15:04.827 --> 00:15:06.662
  • "OF MEN'S HEARTS, ANDTHEN EACH MAN'S PRAISE
  • 00:15:06.695 --> 00:15:09.765
  • "WILL COME TO HIM FROM GOD."
  • 00:15:09.798 --> 00:15:13.168
  • GOD CARES ABOUT OUR MOTIVES.
  • 00:15:13.202 --> 00:15:16.372
  • IF YOU GIVE MONEY TO GOD'SWORK IN ORDER TO BE ABLE
  • 00:15:16.405 --> 00:15:18.707
  • TO BRAG TO OTHERS HOWMUCH YOU'RE GIVING,
  • 00:15:18.741 --> 00:15:21.477
  • THAT DOESN'T COUNT FORGOLD, IT COUNTS AS WOOD.
  • 00:15:21.510 --> 00:15:24.580
  • IF YOU ARE DILIGENT IN SHARINGYOUR FAITH WITH OTHER PEOPLE
  • 00:15:24.613 --> 00:15:28.617
  • SO THAT YOU CAN BRAGABOUT HOW MANY PEOPLE
  • 00:15:28.650 --> 00:15:30.853
  • ARE IN THE KINGDOMBECAUSE OF YOU,
  • 00:15:30.886 --> 00:15:32.821
  • THAT'S NOT SILVER, THAT'S HAY.
  • 00:15:32.855 --> 00:15:35.991
  • OUR MOTIVES REALLYDO MATTER BEFORE GOD.
  • 00:15:36.025 --> 00:15:38.927
  • PROVERBS 16:2 SAYS, "ALLTHE WAYS OF A MAN ARE CLEAN
  • 00:15:38.961 --> 00:15:42.231
  • "IN HIS OWN SIGHT, BUT THELORD WEIGHS THE MOTIVES."
  • 00:15:42.264 --> 00:15:46.635
  • NOW SOME OF YOU MIGHT ASK,"PASTOR, ISN'T LIVING YOUR LIFE
  • 00:15:46.668 --> 00:15:50.572
  • "IN ORDER TO EARN REWARDS,
  • 00:15:50.606 --> 00:15:52.708
  • "ISN'T THAT KIND OFA SELFISH MOTIVE?
  • 00:15:52.741 --> 00:15:55.244
  • "ISN'T THAT SELF-CENTERED?
  • 00:15:55.277 --> 00:15:56.612
  • "I WANT TO EARNALL THESE REWARDS
  • 00:15:56.645 --> 00:15:58.147
  • "SO I CAN HAVE A BETTER SPOTIN HEAVEN THAN OTHER PEOPLE?
  • 00:15:58.180 --> 00:16:00.682
  • "THAT SOUNDS PRETTYSELFISH TO ME."
  • 00:16:00.716 --> 00:16:02.618
  • LOOK, SELFISHNESS, SOMEBODYSAID, IS TRYING TO ACHIEVE
  • 00:16:02.651 --> 00:16:10.392
  • AT SOMEBODY ELSE'S EXPENSE.
  • 00:16:10.426 --> 00:16:13.028
  • SELFISHNESS ISTRYING TO GAIN MORE
  • 00:16:13.062 --> 00:16:15.531
  • AT SOMEBODY ELSE'S EXPENSE.
  • 00:16:15.564 --> 00:16:17.933
  • BUT DID YOU KNOW IT'S POSSIBLETO GAIN MORE AT GOD'S EXPENSE
  • 00:16:17.966 --> 00:16:21.503
  • BECAUSE GOD DOES NOT HAVE AFINITE AMOUNT OF RESOURCES
  • 00:16:21.537 --> 00:16:24.740
  • THAT IF YOU TAKE SOMEFROM HIM, HE HAS LESS.
  • 00:16:24.773 --> 00:16:27.042
  • HE HAS AN INEXHAUSTIBLESUPPLY OF RICHES.
  • 00:16:27.076 --> 00:16:30.012
  • WHEN HE REWARDS YOU, HISNET WORTH IS NOT DIMINISHED
  • 00:16:30.045 --> 00:16:34.383
  • ONE IOTA.
  • 00:16:34.416 --> 00:16:36.952
  • IN FACT, WHEN YOUTHINK ABOUT IT,
  • 00:16:36.985 --> 00:16:38.954
  • WORKING FOR REWARDS IS REALLYA SIGN OF WHAT GOD VALUES MOST
  • 00:16:38.987 --> 00:16:43.859
  • IN OUR LIFE AND THAT IS FAITH.
  • 00:16:43.892 --> 00:16:47.029
  • THINK, FOR EXAMPLE,ABOUT ABRAHAM.
  • 00:16:47.062 --> 00:16:49.364
  • WHY IS IT THAT ABRAHAM WASWILLING TO UPROOT HIS FAMILY
  • 00:16:49.398 --> 00:16:52.401
  • AND TRAVEL TO A LANDHE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW
  • 00:16:52.434 --> 00:16:54.403
  • WHERE HE WAS GOING TO?
  • 00:16:54.436 --> 00:16:55.771
  • WHAT WAS HIS MOTIVEIN LEAVING EVERYBODY
  • 00:16:55.804 --> 00:16:57.906
  • AND EVERYTHINGFAMILIAR BEHIND HIM?
  • 00:16:57.940 --> 00:17:00.209
  • VERSE 10 OF HEBREWS 11SAYS, "ABRAHAM WAS LOOKING
  • 00:17:00.242 --> 00:17:03.645
  • "FOR THE CITY WHICHHAS FOUNDATIONS
  • 00:17:03.679 --> 00:17:06.548
  • "WHOSE ARCHITECTAND BUILDER IS GOD."
  • 00:17:06.582 --> 00:17:09.551
  • HE DID IT FOR HEAVEN.
  • 00:17:09.585 --> 00:17:11.653
  • HE OBEYED GOD BECAUSEOF THE REWARDS
  • 00:17:11.687 --> 00:17:13.889
  • THAT AWAITED HIM IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:17:13.922 --> 00:17:15.757
  • OR THINK ABOUT MOSES.
  • 00:17:15.791 --> 00:17:17.459
  • MOSES VOLUNTARILY SURRENDEREDTHE PERKS OF LIVING
  • 00:17:17.493 --> 00:17:20.562
  • IN PHARAOH'S HOUSEHOLD TOIDENTIFY WITH GOD'S PEOPLE,
  • 00:17:20.596 --> 00:17:23.966
  • THE ISRAELITES.
  • 00:17:23.999 --> 00:17:25.434
  • WHY WAS HE WILLING TOGIVE UP THOSE PRIVILEGES?
  • 00:17:25.467 --> 00:17:27.936
  • OUT OF HIS DEDICATIONTO GOD ALONE?
  • 00:17:27.970 --> 00:17:31.373
  • PARTLY BUT NOT COMPLETELY.
  • 00:17:31.406 --> 00:17:32.908
  • VERSE 25 OF HEBREWS 11 SAYS,
  • 00:17:32.941 --> 00:17:35.277
  • "MOSES CHOOSING RATHERTO ENDURE ILL-TREATMENT
  • 00:17:35.310 --> 00:17:38.847
  • "WITH THE PEOPLE OF GOD THANTO ENJOY THE PASSING PLEASURES
  • 00:17:38.881 --> 00:17:42.784
  • OF SIN, CONSIDERING," VERSE26, "THE REPROACH OF CHRIST
  • 00:17:42.818 --> 00:17:48.924
  • "GREATER RICHES THANTHE TREASURES OF EGYPT;
  • 00:17:48.957 --> 00:17:52.094
  • "FOR HE WAS LOOKINGTO THE," WHAT?
  • 00:17:52.127 --> 00:17:54.830
  • "TO THE REWARD."
  • 00:17:54.863 --> 00:17:57.032
  • VERSE 26, THATWORD "CONSIDERING,"
  • 00:17:57.065 --> 00:17:59.101
  • MOSES CONSIDERED "THEREPROACH OF CHRIST
  • 00:17:59.134 --> 00:18:01.603
  • "GREATER THAN THEREWARDS OF EGYPT."
  • 00:18:01.637 --> 00:18:03.405
  • THAT WORD "CONSIDER"IS A MATHEMATIC TERM,
  • 00:18:03.438 --> 00:18:06.909
  • IT MEANS TO CALCULATE,TO CALCULATE.
  • 00:18:06.942 --> 00:18:10.312
  • IN OTHER WORDS, AS MOSESWAS WEIGHING WHAT DECISION
  • 00:18:10.345 --> 00:18:12.814
  • HE WAS GOING TO MAKE, HEDID THE MATH IN HIS HEAD.
  • 00:18:12.848 --> 00:18:16.385
  • HE SAID, "OKAY, THE CHOICEIS TEMPORARY PLEASURE
  • 00:18:16.418 --> 00:18:19.488
  • "IN PHARAOH'S HOUSEHOLD ORETERNAL RICHES IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:18:19.521 --> 00:18:24.026
  • "HEY, I THINK I'LLCHOOSE THE LATTER."
  • 00:18:24.059 --> 00:18:26.228
  • THE ETERNAL RICHES ARE BETTERTHAN TEMPORARY PLEASURE.
  • 00:18:26.261 --> 00:18:29.198
  • HE DID THE MATH.
  • 00:18:29.231 --> 00:18:30.465
  • HE CALCULATED THEREWARDS IN HEAVEN
  • 00:18:30.499 --> 00:18:34.303
  • WAS WHAT WAS WORTH LIVING FOR.
  • 00:18:34.336 --> 00:18:36.672
  • THAT WASN'T A SELFISH MOTIVE.
  • 00:18:36.705 --> 00:18:38.941
  • YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU GIVE UPTEMPORARY MONEY, PLEASURE,
  • 00:18:38.974 --> 00:18:45.113
  • PURSUITS IN THIS LIFE INORDER TO EARN REWARDS,
  • 00:18:45.147 --> 00:18:47.950
  • THAT'S THE ESSENCEOF WHAT FAITH IS.
  • 00:18:47.983 --> 00:18:50.719
  • GOD, I BELIEVE WHAT YOU'VE SAID.
  • 00:18:50.752 --> 00:18:53.055
  • I BELIEVE YOU REWARD THOSE WHODILIGENTLY FOLLOW AFTER YOU.
  • 00:18:53.088 --> 00:18:59.228
  • THE THIRD ANALOGY HEREIS THE RACE ANALOGY.
  • 00:18:59.261 --> 00:19:02.331
  • IT'S FOUND IN 1CORINTHIANS 9:24-27.
  • 00:19:02.364 --> 00:19:06.101
  • JUST LOOK AT VERSES 24 AND 25.
  • 00:19:06.134 --> 00:19:10.639
  • "DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT THOSEWHO RUN IN A RACE ALL RUN,
  • 00:19:10.672 --> 00:19:14.476
  • "BUT ONLY ONERECEIVES THE PRIZE?
  • 00:19:14.509 --> 00:19:16.979
  • "RUN IN SUCH A WAYTHAT YOU MAY WIN.
  • 00:19:17.012 --> 00:19:19.948
  • "EVERYONE WHO COMPETES IN THEGAMES EXERCISES SELF-CONTROL
  • 00:19:19.982 --> 00:19:24.820
  • "IN ALL THINGS.
  • 00:19:24.853 --> 00:19:26.355
  • "THEY THEN DO IT TO RECEIVEA PERISHABLE WREATH,
  • 00:19:26.388 --> 00:19:29.825
  • "BUT WE AN IMPERISHABLE.
  • 00:19:29.858 --> 00:19:32.628
  • "THEREFORE I RUN IN SUCH AWAY, AS NOT WITHOUT AIM."
  • 00:19:32.661 --> 00:19:37.132
  • NOW, THE READERS IN CORINTHUNDERSTOOD WHAT PAUL
  • 00:19:37.165 --> 00:19:39.234
  • WAS TALKING ABOUT HERE.
  • 00:19:39.268 --> 00:19:40.469
  • THIS WAS AN ALLUSIONTO THE ISTHMIAN GAMES
  • 00:19:40.502 --> 00:19:43.939
  • THAT WERE HELD INCORINTH EVERY TWO YEARS.
  • 00:19:43.972 --> 00:19:47.709
  • NOW YOU HAD THE OLYMPIC GAMESTHAT WERE HELD IN ATHENS,
  • 00:19:47.743 --> 00:19:50.345
  • BUT THE ISTHMIAN GAMES WEREHELD EVERY TWO YEARS IN ATHENS.
  • 00:19:50.379 --> 00:19:54.883
  • IT WAS A MULTITUDE OFDIFFERENT CONTESTS;
  • 00:19:54.916 --> 00:19:57.386
  • WRESTLING, BOXING, FOOT RACES.
  • 00:19:57.419 --> 00:20:00.322
  • BUT PAUL HERE TALKSABOUT THE FOOT RACE.
  • 00:20:00.355 --> 00:20:03.425
  • AND HE SAYS, "YOU KNOW, IFYOU'RE GOING TO WIN THIS GAME,
  • 00:20:03.458 --> 00:20:06.161
  • "YOU'VE GOT TO RUN INSUCH A WAY AS TO WIN."
  • 00:20:06.194 --> 00:20:09.164
  • AND THEN HE MAKES THEALLUSION TO THE FACT
  • 00:20:09.197 --> 00:20:10.899
  • THAT THOSE WHO RUN AFOOT RACE IN THIS WORLD,
  • 00:20:10.932 --> 00:20:13.335
  • THEY DO IT TO RECEIVEA PERISHABLE WREATH.
  • 00:20:13.368 --> 00:20:17.306
  • NOW, IF YOU WON IN THEOLYMPICS IN ATHENS,
  • 00:20:17.339 --> 00:20:19.474
  • YOU GOT WHAT?
  • 00:20:19.508 --> 00:20:20.409
  • YOU KNOW WHAT THE REWARD WAS?
  • 00:20:20.442 --> 00:20:22.277
  • GOLD, I MEAN, YOUGOT THE GOLD MEDALS.
  • 00:20:22.311 --> 00:20:25.847
  • BUT AT ISTHMIAN, THEY WEREKIND OF BUDGET-CONSCIOUS THERE.
  • 00:20:25.881 --> 00:20:29.751
  • SO YOU DIDN'T GET GOLD;INSTEAD, WHEN YOU WALKED UP
  • 00:20:29.785 --> 00:20:32.654
  • THE BEMA, THE JUDGMENT SEAT,THE GOVERNOR WOULD PLACE
  • 00:20:32.688 --> 00:20:36.558
  • AROUND YOUR NECK A WREATH MADEOF PARSLEY OR WILD CELERY,
  • 00:20:36.591 --> 00:20:42.431
  • A LITTLE STEP DOWN FROM ATHENS.
  • 00:20:42.464 --> 00:20:45.867
  • NOW EVERYBODY WAS HONOREDTO RECEIVE THAT WREATH,
  • 00:20:45.901 --> 00:20:48.270
  • BUT YOU COULD ONLY WEARIT FOR A DAY OR TWO
  • 00:20:48.303 --> 00:20:50.305
  • BEFORE IT BEGIN TO WILT ANDYOU HAD TO THROW IT AWAY.
  • 00:20:50.339 --> 00:20:53.442
  • IT STARTED TO SMELL,NOBODY WANTED TO WEAR THAT
  • 00:20:53.475 --> 00:20:55.510
  • AFTER A WEEK.
  • 00:20:55.544 --> 00:20:57.112
  • THAT'S WHAT PAUL WASTALKING ABOUT HERE.
  • 00:20:57.145 --> 00:20:59.081
  • THOSE WHO WIN THESE FOOT RACES,
  • 00:20:59.114 --> 00:21:00.615
  • THEY DO IT FOR APERISHABLE WREATH.
  • 00:21:00.649 --> 00:21:03.185
  • WE DO IT FOR AN AWARDTHAT IS IMPERISHABLE.
  • 00:21:03.218 --> 00:21:08.590
  • YOU KNOW, IF YOU'REGOING TO WIN A FOOT RACE,
  • 00:21:08.623 --> 00:21:10.492
  • A COUPLE OF THINGSYOU HAVE TO DO.
  • 00:21:10.525 --> 00:21:11.993
  • FIRST OF ALL, YOU HAVE TOSTART WHEN THE OFFICIAL
  • 00:21:12.027 --> 00:21:14.262
  • SOUNDS THE FIRING GUN.
  • 00:21:14.296 --> 00:21:16.164
  • SECONDLY, YOU HAVETO STAY IN THE COURSE
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  • THAT HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR YOU.
  • 00:21:18.433 --> 00:21:19.868
  • BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY,YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR EYE
  • 00:21:19.901 --> 00:21:22.838
  • ON THE FINISH LINE.
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  • YOU CAN'T GET DISTRACTED.
  • 00:21:24.506 --> 00:21:26.341
  • MANY OF YOU KNOW THENAME OF JOHN LANDY,
  • 00:21:26.375 --> 00:21:28.443
  • HE WAS THE AUSTRALIANRUNNER WHO COMPETED
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  • WITH ROGER BANNISTERTO SEE WHO COULD BREAK
  • 00:21:31.213 --> 00:21:34.316
  • FOR THE FIRST TIME, THEFOUR-MINUTE MILE BARRIER.
  • 00:21:34.349 --> 00:21:37.853
  • OF COURSE WE KNOW THAT BANNISTERDID THAT ON MAY 6, 1954.
  • 00:21:37.886 --> 00:21:44.292
  • A FEW MONTHS LATER, LANDYWAS READY FOR ANOTHER CONTEST
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  • WITH BANNISTER TO SEEIF HE COULD BEAT HIM.
  • 00:21:46.495 --> 00:21:48.563
  • AND HE STARTED OUT OF THEGATE AT A BLISTERING PACE.
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  • EVERYBODY THOUGHTLANDY WAS GOING TO WIN.
  • 00:21:52.300 --> 00:21:54.636
  • AS HE CAME AROUND THEFINAL LOOP, HOWEVER,
  • 00:21:54.669 --> 00:21:57.572
  • HE WAS RUNNING TOWARDTHE FINISH LINE,
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  • HE LOOKED OVER HIS LEFT SHOULDER
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  • TO SEE IF HE COULDSEE BANNISTER.
  • 00:22:01.042 --> 00:22:03.044
  • HE WAS NOWHERE TO BE SEEN
  • 00:22:03.078 --> 00:22:05.113
  • BECAUSE HE WAS PASSING HIMON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE.
  • 00:22:05.147 --> 00:22:08.784
  • ROGER BANNISTER WON ONCE AGAIN.
  • 00:22:08.817 --> 00:22:12.354
  • YOU KNOW THE GREATESTTHREAT TO A RUNNER
  • 00:22:12.387 --> 00:22:15.223
  • IS BECOMING DISTRACTED,
  • 00:22:15.257 --> 00:22:17.626
  • NOT KEEPING YOUR EYEON THE FINISH LINE.
  • 00:22:17.659 --> 00:22:21.463
  • AND WHAT PAUL IS SAYING HEREIS, "I DON'T RUN WITHOUT AIM.
  • 00:22:21.496 --> 00:22:25.333
  • "I KEEP MY MIND ONTHE FINISH LINE."
  • 00:22:25.367 --> 00:22:29.137
  • IT'S SO EASY FOR THOSEOF US WHO ARE CHRISTIANS
  • 00:22:29.171 --> 00:22:32.707
  • TO BE DISTRACTED, TOFORGET WHY WE'RE HERE,
  • 00:22:32.741 --> 00:22:37.179
  • TO SPEND OUR TIME,NOT IN EVIL THINGS,
  • 00:22:37.212 --> 00:22:39.347
  • THAT'S NOT WHATI'M TALKING ABOUT,
  • 00:22:39.381 --> 00:22:40.816
  • BUT SPEND OUR TIME READINGOUR FACEBOOK OR TWITTER FEEDS
  • 00:22:40.849 --> 00:22:45.387
  • OR WATCHING TELEVISION ORGETTING CAUGHT UP IN THE NEWS
  • 00:22:45.420 --> 00:22:51.593
  • OR GETTING CAUGHTUP IN THIS PURSUIT.
  • 00:22:51.626 --> 00:22:52.861
  • NOTHING WRONG WITHANY OF THOSE THINGS,
  • 00:22:52.894 --> 00:22:55.297
  • UNLESS IT DISTRACTS YOUFROM DOING THAT ONE THING
  • 00:22:55.330 --> 00:22:58.233
  • GOD HAS LEFT YOU TO DO.
  • 00:22:58.266 --> 00:23:00.802
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  • 00:23:00.836 --> 00:23:05.774
  • THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF JANUARY,
  • 00:23:05.807 --> 00:23:07.576
  • WE'VE KEPT OUR EYESFIXED ON THE FINISH LINE,
  • 00:23:07.609 --> 00:23:10.579
  • LEARNING TO PREPAREFOR OUR ETERNAL HOME.
  • 00:23:10.612 --> 00:23:13.815
  • AND THERE'S MUCH MORETEACHING TO COME ON THIS TOPIC
  • 00:23:13.849 --> 00:23:16.718
  • SO BE SURE TO JOINUS AGAIN NEXT TIME.
  • 00:23:16.751 --> 00:23:19.855
  • WELL, I'M PLEASED TO TELL YOU
  • 00:23:19.888 --> 00:23:21.323
  • THAT THIS HAS BEEN ANOTHERRECORD SETTING SEASON OF GROWTH
  • 00:23:21.356 --> 00:23:24.826
  • FOR "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"BECAUSE OF THE GENEROUS GIFTS
  • 00:23:24.860 --> 00:23:27.963
  • FROM FRIENDS LIKE YOU.
  • 00:23:27.996 --> 00:23:29.631
  • THIS PROGRAM IS REACHINGPEOPLE ON RADIO, TELEVISION,
  • 00:23:29.664 --> 00:23:32.968
  • THE INTERNET FROMSEATTLE TO ORLANDO
  • 00:23:33.001 --> 00:23:36.137
  • AND BOSTON TO SAN DIEGO, ANDIN FACT ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:23:36.171 --> 00:23:40.509
  • SO PLEASE KEEP IT UPSO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE
  • 00:23:40.542 --> 00:23:43.879
  • TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS WITHTHE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:23:43.912 --> 00:23:47.649
  • NOW STAY RIGHTTHERE, I'LL BE BACK
  • 00:23:47.682 --> 00:23:49.251
  • WITH MORE "PATHWAY TOVICTORY" IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:49.284 --> 00:23:52.754
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:23:52.787 --> 00:23:55.524
  • [ANNOUNCER] WITH ALL OFTHE PRESSING CHALLENGES
  • 00:23:55.557 --> 00:23:57.492
  • FACING OUR WORLD TODAY,IT'S EASY TO GET STUCK
  • 00:23:57.526 --> 00:24:00.328
  • IN THE HERE AND NOW.
  • 00:24:00.362 --> 00:24:01.763
  • BUT WHEN WE LIVE EVERY DAYIN THE HOPE OF ETERNITY,
  • 00:24:01.796 --> 00:24:04.799
  • IT COMPLETELY TRANSFORMSOUR PERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:24:04.833 --> 00:24:07.536
  • TO HELP ELEVATE YOUR THINKING
  • 00:24:07.569 --> 00:24:09.170
  • FROM EARTHLY CONCERNSTO HEAVENLY COMFORTS,
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS HASWRITTEN A BRAND NEW BOOK
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  • TITLED "A PLACE CALLEDHEAVEN: 100 DAYS OF LIVING
  • 00:24:14.910 --> 00:24:18.413
  • "IN THE HOPE OF ETERNITY."
  • 00:24:18.446 --> 00:24:20.549
  • THE BIBLE TELLS USTHAT EVERY ONE OF US
  • 00:24:20.582 --> 00:24:22.784
  • IS GOING TO MAKE A TRIP ONEDAY TO A DISTANT COUNTRY.
  • 00:24:22.817 --> 00:24:26.588
  • IT'S A ONE-WAY TRIP TOAN ETERNAL DESTINATION.
  • 00:24:26.621 --> 00:24:29.958
  • AND FOR THOSE WHO KNOW CHRIST,
  • 00:24:29.991 --> 00:24:31.626
  • THAT TRIP IS TO APLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:24:31.660 --> 00:24:34.462
  • MY BRAND NEW BOOK IS DESIGNEDTO HELP YOU OR A LOVED ONE
  • 00:24:34.496 --> 00:24:37.899
  • SPEND 100 DAYS LIVING IN THEREALITY OF YOUR ETERNAL HOME.
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  • "100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY"
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY
  • 00:24:48.610 --> 00:24:51.413
  • OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • 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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  • ALONG WITH THE ORIGINALBEST-SELLING BOOKBY DR. JEFFRESS,
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  • TITLED "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
  • 00:25:04.926 --> 00:25:06.895
  • WHEN YOU GIVE TO"PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:25:06.928 --> 00:25:09.164
  • YOU'RE ALLOWING MEN ANDWOMEN ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY
  • 00:25:09.197 --> 00:25:12.033
  • TO HEAR THE TRUTH ABOUT HEAVENAND THE ONE WAY TO GET THERE,
  • 00:25:12.067 --> 00:25:15.770
  • THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:25:15.804 --> 00:25:17.772
  • SO THANK YOU FORGIVING GENEROUSLY,
  • 00:25:17.806 --> 00:25:19.874
  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFTTO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:25:19.908 --> 00:25:22.978
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF HIS WORD.
  • 00:25:23.011 --> 00:25:27.215
  • GOOD WORKS WON'TGET US INTO HEAVEN,
  • 00:25:27.248 --> 00:25:29.718
  • BUT THEY WILL GREATLY AFFECTOUR EXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:25:29.751 --> 00:25:33.989
  • WE'LL ALL BE BLESSEDIN OUR ETERNAL HOME,
  • 00:25:34.022 --> 00:25:36.891
  • BUT WE ALL WON'T BEBLESSED THE SAME WAY.
  • 00:25:36.925 --> 00:25:40.428
  • WELL, NEXT TIME,WE'RE GOING TO LOOK
  • 00:25:40.462 --> 00:25:42.163
  • AT THE ETERNAL CONSEQUENCESOF OUR ACTIONS HERE ON EARTH.
  • 00:25:42.197 --> 00:25:46.401
  • SOME CHRISTIANSWILL RECEIVE REWARDS
  • 00:25:46.434 --> 00:25:49.704
  • AND OTHER CHRISTIANS,UNFORTUNATELY,
  • 00:25:49.738 --> 00:25:52.107
  • WILL EXPERIENCE REGRETS.
  • 00:25:52.140 --> 00:25:54.542
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEWOF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
  • 00:25:54.576 --> 00:25:57.445
  • ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:25:57.479 --> 00:26:00.615
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY, WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:26:00.649 --> 00:26:02.751
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:26:02.784 --> 00:26:05.587
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOUA COPY OF THE BRAND NEW BOOK
  • 00:26:05.620 --> 00:26:08.757
  • BY DR. JEFFRESS, TITLED"A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN:
  • 00:26:08.790 --> 00:26:12.060
  • "100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY,"
  • 00:26:12.093 --> 00:26:15.630
  • PLUS THE BROCHURE, "WHATSEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS
  • 00:26:15.664 --> 00:26:18.500
  • "TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN"IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
  • 00:26:18.533 --> 00:26:21.169
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING USTODAY AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:21.202 --> 00:26:24.606
  • NOW WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
  • 00:26:24.639 --> 00:26:27.542
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE"A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN"
  • 00:26:27.575 --> 00:26:30.111
  • TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD,
  • 00:26:30.145 --> 00:26:33.515
  • ALONG WITH THE ORIGINALBEST-SELLING BOOK
  • 00:26:33.548 --> 00:26:35.917
  • BY DR. JEFFRESS, TITLED "APLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
  • 00:26:35.950 --> 00:26:39.120
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:39.154 --> 00:26:40.989
  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT,
  • 00:26:41.022 --> 00:26:42.891
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING,WRITING, OR GOING ONLINE
  • 00:26:42.924 --> 00:26:45.460
  • TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:45.493 --> 00:26:46.795
  • NOW COMING UP NEXT TIMEON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:46.828 --> 00:26:50.498
  • IF WE CAN GET THAT EXCITEDABOUT WHAT A PARENT
  • 00:26:50.532 --> 00:26:52.934
  • OR AN EMPLOYER SAYS TO US,
  • 00:26:52.967 --> 00:26:55.403
  • THINK ABOUT WHATIT'S GOING TO BE LIKE
  • 00:26:55.437 --> 00:26:57.338
  • IF WE WERE TO STAND BEFOREGOD AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT
  • 00:26:57.372 --> 00:27:01.643
  • AND SEE A SMILE ACROSSTHE FACE OF JESUS SAYING,
  • 00:27:01.676 --> 00:27:05.380
  • "WELL DONE, WELL DONE GOODAND FAITHFUL SERVANT."
  • 00:27:05.413 --> 00:27:14.089
  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:27:14.122 --> 00:27:16.591
  • FOR THE FINAL PARTOF THE MESSAGE,
  • 00:27:16.624 --> 00:27:18.426
  • "WILL HEAVEN BE THESAME FOR EVERYONE?",
  • 00:27:18.460 --> 00:27:21.129
  • HERE ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:27:21.162 --> 00:27:23.465
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:27:23.498 --> 00:27:26.735