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Will Heaven Be The Same For Everyone? Part 2B

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January 27, 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 2B

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [NARRATOR] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTISTCHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • WHAT IS IT GOING TOBE LIKE AFTER WE DIE
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  • AND FIND OURSELVES STANDING
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  • BEFORE THE JUDGMENTSEAT OF CHRIST?
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  • WELL, ONE THING IS CERTAIN,
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  • THE OUTCOME OF THAT MOMENTWILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED
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  • BY THE WAY WE CONDUCTOURSELVES RIGHT NOW.
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  • TODAY, WE'LL LOOKAT THE REWARDS,
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  • AND, YES, THE REGRETS THATAWAIT SOME CHRISTIANS IN HEAVEN.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLEDWITH A 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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  • ♪ ALL CREATURES OFOUR GOD AND KING ♪
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  • ♪ LIFT UP YOUR VOICEAND WITH US SING ♪
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  • ♪ ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA
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  • ♪ THOU RUSHING WINDTHAT ART SO STRONG ♪
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  • ♪ YE CLOUDS THAT SAILIN HEAVEN A LONG ♪
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  • ♪ OH, PRAISE HIM, ALLELUIA
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  • ♪ THOU FIRE SOMASTERFUL AND BRIGHT ♪
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  • ♪ THAT GIVEST MAN BOTHWARMTH AND LIGHT ♪
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  • ♪ OH, PRAISE HIM, ALLELUIA,
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  • ♪ ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA,
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ♪ PRAISE GOD FROM WHOMALL BLESSINGS FLOW ♪
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  • ♪ PRAISE HIM ALLCREATURES HERE BELOW ♪
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  • ♪ OH, PRAISE HIM
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  • ♪ OH, PRAISE HIM
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  • ♪ ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA
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  • ♪ ALLELUIA
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  • ♪ AMEN
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  • ♪ AMEN, AMEN
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  • ♪ AMEN
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • [NARRATOR] AT THIS VERY MOMENT,
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  • GOD IS PREPARING APLACE OF UNENDING JOY
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  • FOR THOSE WHO TRUST IN HIM.
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  • AND TO HELP YOU AND YOURLOVED ONES GET READY,
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS HASWRITTEN A BRAND NEW BOOK,
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  • "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
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  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY."
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  • SPEND 100 DAYS REFLECTING
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  • ON THE BEAUTIFUL PLACEGOD IS PREPARING FOR YOU.
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  • REQUEST "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
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  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY"
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • WELL, WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES?
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  • I MEAN, IF WE'RE ALL GOING TOMAKE IT TO HEAVEN ANYWAY,
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  • DOES IT REALLY MATTER?
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  • DO THESE ETERNAL REWARDS MATTER?
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  • WELL, THERE ARE TWOPOSSIBLE OUTCOMES
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  • OF OUR STANDING AT THEJUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.
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  • ONE POSSIBLE OUTCOME IS REWARDS.
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  • THERE WILL BE REWARDSFOR SOME CHRISTIANS.
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  • THEOLOGIAN NORM GEISLERSAYS IT THIS WAY,
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  • "EVERYONE IN HEAVENWILL BE FULLY BLESSED,
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  • BUT NOT EVERYONE WILLBE EQUALLY BLESSED."
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  • EVERY BELIEVER'S CUP WILLBE FULL AND RUNNING OVER,
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  • BUT NOT EVERYONE'S CUPWILL BE THE SAME SIZE.
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  • YOU KNOW, A LOT OF USSAY THAT'S NOT FAIR.
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  • I MEAN, SHOULDN'T EVERYBODYBE TREATED EQUALLY?
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  • SHOULDN'T WE ALL JUST GETPARTICIPATION TROPHIES
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  • AND CALL IT A DAY?
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • IT DOESN'T WORKTHAT WAY IN HEAVEN.
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  • WE ARE GOING TO BE REWARDEDFOR WHAT WE'VE DONE.
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  • IN REVELATION 22:12,JESUS SAID,
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  • "MY REWARD IS WITH ME,
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  • TO RENDER TO EVERY MANACCORDING TO WHAT HE HAS WHAT?
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  • ACCORDING TO WHAT HE HAS DONE."
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  • GOD CARES HOW YOU BEHAVE.
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  • GOD CARES WHAT YOUDO IN THIS LIFE.
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  • AGAIN, 2 CORINTHIANS 5:10,"WE SHALL BE JUDGED ACCORDING
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  • TO THE DEEDS WE HAVEDONE IN THE BODY,
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  • WHETHER THEY'REGOOD OR WORTHLESS."
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  • THESE REWARDS THATCHRISTIANS RECEIVE,
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  • SOME CHRISTIANS RECEIVE,ARE REFERRED TO SOMETIMES
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  • IN THE BIBLE AS CROWNS.
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE HEARD
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  • ABOUT A CHRISTIAN'SCROWN IN HEAVEN?
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  • I'VE PUT ON YOUR OUTLINE,
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  • THERE ARE AT LEASTFIVE DIFFERENT CROWNS
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  • THAT THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT
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  • THAT ARE POSSIBLE REWARDSWE WILL RECEIVE IN HEAVEN.
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  • LET ME GO THROUGH THEMWITH YOU REAL QUICKLY.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THERE ISTHE IMPERISHABLE CROWN.
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  • THIS IS THE REWARD
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  • FOR LIVING A SPIRIT-FILLED,DISCIPLINED LIFE.
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  • AGAIN, PAUL MENTIONS ITIN 1 CORINTHIANS 9:25,
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  • "EVERYONE WHO COMPETES
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  • IN THE GAMES EXERCISESSELF-CONTROL IN ALL THINGS.
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  • THEY DO IT TO RECEIVEA PERISHABLE WREATH,
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  • BUT WE AN IMPERISHABLE."
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  • THIS REFERS TO A SPIRIT-FILLED,SPIRIT-CONTROLLED LIFE.
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  • UNLIKE THE MOLDY CELERY,OR THE MOLDY PARSLEY
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  • OF THE PERISHABLE WREATH,
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  • THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRITLASTS AND LASTS AND LASTS.
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  • THAT'S WHAT THISCROWN RELATES TO.
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  • SECONDLY, THERE'S THECROWN OF EXALTATION,
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  • OR SOME PEOPLE CALL ITTHE CROWN OF REJOICING.
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  • THIS IS A REWARD FOR THOSEWHO HAVE DEDICATED THEMSELVES,
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  • ESPECIALLY TO EVANGELISM,
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  • WINNING PEOPLE TOCHRIST, AND DISCIPLESHIP.
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  • IT IS MENTIONED IN 1THESSALONIANS 2:19 AND 20.
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  • "FOR WHO IS IT THATIS OUR HOPE OR JOY
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  • OR CROWN OF EXULTATION?
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  • IS IT NOT EVEN YOUIN THE PRESENCE
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  • OF THE LORD JESUS AT HIS COMING?
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  • FOR YOU ARE OURGLORY AND OUR JOY."
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  • WILLIAM BARCLAY SAID,"OUR GREATEST GLORY LIES
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  • IN THOSE WHOM WE HAVE SET ORHELPED ON THE PATH TO CHRIST."
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  • SOME PEOPLE HAVEDEDICATED THEIR LIVES
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  • TO EVANGELISM AND DISCIPLESHIP.
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  • YOU KNOW, I THINK ABOUT,HE'S IN HEAVEN NOW,
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  • BUT ONE OF OUR GODLY DEACONS
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  • WHO WAS MY SUNDAYSCHOOL TEACHER,
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  • AND MANY OF YOU KNEWHIM WELL, ED HECK,
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  • WHO WAS A CONVERTED JEW,GAVE HIS LIFE TO CHRIST.
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  • I THINK HE HAS SHARED THE GOSPEL
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  • WITH OVER 50.000PEOPLE THROUGH TRACKS.
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  • HE KEPT AN ACCOUNT
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  • OF EVERYBODY HE HADSHARED THE GOSPEL WITH.
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  • NOW THERE IS A CROWN FOR EDHECK IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW,
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  • AND OTHERS WHO DOTHESE THINGS AS WELL.
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  • THIRDLY, THERE IS THECROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,
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  • THE CROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
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  • THIS IS A REWARD FOR THOSE WHOLIVE THEIR LIVES OBEDIENTLY
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  • IN ANTICIPATION OFCHRIST'S RETURN.
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  • THOSE WHO ARE SO CAUGHT UP WITHTHE IDEA OF CHRIST'S RETURN,
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  • THEY'RE LOOKINGFOR HIS APPEARING,
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  • THAT THEY LIVE RIGHTEOUS,OBEDIENT LIVES.
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  • 2 TIMOTHY 4:8, PAULTALKS ABOUT THIS.
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  • "IN THE FUTURE THERE IS LAID UP
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  • FOR ME THE CROWNOF RIGHTEOUSNESS,
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  • WHICH THE LORD, THERIGHTEOUS JUDGE,
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  • WILL AWARD TO ME ON THAT DAY.
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  • AND NOT ONLY TO ME,
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  • BUT TO THOSE WHO HAVELOVED HIS APPEARING."
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  • LIVING YOUR LIFE IN ANTICIPATION
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  • OF THE RETURN OF THE LORD.
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  • FOURTH, THE CROWN OF LIFE.
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  • THIS IS A CROWN RESERVED
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  • FOR THOSE WHO ENDURE SPECIFICTRIALS AND TESTS IN LIFE,
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  • WITHOUT THE DENYING CHRIST,OR GIVING UP THEIR FAITH.
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  • JAMES 1:12, "BLESSED IS THEMAN WHO PERSEVERES UNDER TRIAL,
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  • FOR ONCE HE HAS BEEN APPROVED,
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  • HE WILL RECEIVETHE CROWN OF LIFE."
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  • I THINK ABOUT OURCHRISTIAN BROTHERS
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  • AND SISTERS AROUNDTHE WORLD RIGHT NOW,
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  • IN THE MIDDLE EAST WHOARE BEING PUT TO DEATH,
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  • BEING DECAPITATED, BURNEDALIVE FOR THEIR FAILURE
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  • TO RENOUNCE CHRIST.
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  • THERE'S A CROWNAWAITING THEM FOR THAT.
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  • IT'S NOT JUST TO MARTYRS THOUGH,
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  • IT IS ANYONE WHO GOESTHROUGH THE TRIALS
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  • OF LIFE WITHOUTGIVING UP HIS FAITH.
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  • FIFTHLY, THE CROWN OF GLORY.
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  • THIS IS A CROWN THAT IS RESERVED
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  • FOR PASTORS WHOLEAD THEIR FLOCKS
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  • IN A WAY THAT ISPLEASING TO GOD.
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  • IN 1 PETER FIVE, PAUL SAYS,
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  • "AND WHEN THE CHIEFSHEPHERD APPEARS,
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  • YOU WILL RECEIVE THEUNFADING CROWN OF GLORY."
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  • EARLIER IN THAT CHAPTERHE SAYS TO PASTORS,
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  • "SHEPHERD THE FLOCK OF GODAMONG YOU, EXERCISING OVERSIGHT.
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  • AND WHEN THE CHIEFSHEPHERD APPEARS,
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  • YOU WILL RECEIVETHE CROWN OF GLORY."
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  • YOU KNOW, I READ THATPASSAGE EVERY SATURDAY.
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  • ONCE A WEEK, I READ THATPASSAGE AS A REMINDER
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  • THAT THIS CHURCHIS NOT MY CHURCH.
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  • THIS CHURCH BELONGSTO JESUS CHRIST.
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  • THIS IS HIS CHURCH.
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  • HE'S THE CHIEF SHEPHERD.
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  • I'M JUST THE FILL-IN, THESTAND-IN, THE UNDER SHEPHERD.
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  • AND ONE DAY, I'MGOING TO STAND BEFORE GOD
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  • AND GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF HOW IHAVE LED THIS CONGREGATION.
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  • BELIEVE ME, THAT IS ASOBERING REALITY IN MY LIFE.
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  • THAT IS THE CROWN OF GLORY.
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  • WELL, WHAT DO THESECROWNS ACTUALLY MEAN?
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  • SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE
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  • THAT THESE CROWNS ARE LITERALCROWNS THAT WE WILL WEAR,
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  • BUT THAT WE WILL THROW THEMDOWN BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD.
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  • MY OWN BELIEF IS THESECROWNS MAY BE LITERAL CROWNS,
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  • AND INDEED WE MAY CAST THEMBEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD,
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  • AS A SIGN OF OUR WORSHIP OF GOD.
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  • BUT THAT DOESN'T NEGATE THE FACT
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  • THAT THESE CROWNS REPRESENTREAL, TANGIBLE REWARDS
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  • THAT WILL EXTENDTHROUGHOUT ETERNITY.
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  • YOU SAY, WHAT KIND OF REWARDSARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
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  • THIS ISN'T MY IMAGINATION.
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  • THIS IS WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS,
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  • THERE ARE THREE KINDS OF REWARDS
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  • THAT THESE CROWNSREPRESENT, I BELIEVE.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THESE REWARDSINCLUDE SPECIAL PRIVILEGES
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  • IN HEAVEN, SPECIALPRIVILEGES IN HEAVEN.
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  • SECONDLY, I THINK THESE REWARDSENTAIL SPECIAL POSITIONS
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  • IN HEAVEN.
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  • THOSE WHO ARE FAITHFUL INTHIS LIFE ARE GOING TO BE PUT
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  • IN CHARGE AND HAVE MORERESPONSIBILITIES IN HEAVEN.
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  • JESUS TAUGHT THATIN MATTHEW 25:21.
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  • THIRDLY, I THINK THE REWARDS
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  • IN HEAVEN ENTAIL SPECIALPRAISE, SPECIAL PRAISE.
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  • CAN YOU RECALL, LOOKBACK IN YOUR LIFE
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  • AND RECALL SOMETHING YOURMOM OR DAD MIGHT'VE SAID
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  • TO YOU THAT WAS ESPECIALLYENCOURAGING TO YOU?
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  • SON, DAUGHTER, IAM SO PROUD OF YOU.
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  • OR MAYBE YOU CAN THINK OFSOMETHING YOUR EMPLOYER SAID
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  • TO YOU, LIKE, YOU KNOW,YOU'RE DOING SUCH A GREAT JOB.
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  • WE COULDN'T MAKE IT IN THISCOMPANY, IF IT WEREN'T FOR YOU.
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  • YOU KNOW, YOU HOLD ONTOTHOSE THINGS, DON'T YOU?
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  • YOU REPLAY THEM OVERAND OVER IN YOUR MIND.
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  • IF WE CAN GET THAT EXCITEDABOUT WHAT A PARENT
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  • OR AN EMPLOYER SAYS TO US,
  • 00:12:45.454 --> 00:12:47.857
  • THINK ABOUT WHATIT'S GOING TO BE LIKE
  • 00:12:47.890 --> 00:12:49.792
  • IF WE WERE TO STAND BEFOREGOD AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT,
  • 00:12:49.825 --> 00:12:54.363
  • AND SEE A SMILE ACROSSTHE FACE OF JESUS, SAYING,
  • 00:12:54.396 --> 00:12:57.766
  • "WELL DONE, WELL DONE,
  • 00:12:57.800 --> 00:13:02.271
  • GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT."
  • 00:13:02.304 --> 00:13:06.041
  • THAT'S A REWARDWORTH WORKING FOR.
  • 00:13:06.075 --> 00:13:09.311
  • AND THAT'S WHAT'S GOING TO BEAWAITING SOME IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:13:09.345 --> 00:13:12.081
  • SPECIAL PRIVILEGES, SPECIALPOSITIONS, SPECIAL PRAISE.
  • 00:13:12.114 --> 00:13:16.785
  • ONE POSSIBLE OUTCOMEOF THE JUDGMENT
  • 00:13:16.819 --> 00:13:18.821
  • WE'RE ALL GOING TO STANDBEFORE, IS REWARDS.
  • 00:13:18.854 --> 00:13:22.157
  • THE OTHER POSSIBLEOUTCOME IS REGRETS,
  • 00:13:22.191 --> 00:13:25.961
  • THE FORFEITURE OF REWARDS.
  • 00:13:25.995 --> 00:13:29.064
  • SOME PEOPLE WILL STANDBEFORE JESUS IN SHAME.
  • 00:13:29.098 --> 00:13:35.504
  • AND I DON'T MAKE UP THAT WORDSHAME, IT'S A BIBLICAL WORD.
  • 00:13:35.537 --> 00:13:38.007
  • 1 JOHN 2:28 SAYS, "ANDNOW, LITTLE CHILDREN,
  • 00:13:38.040 --> 00:13:42.077
  • ABIDE IN HIM, SOTHAT WHEN HE APPEARS,
  • 00:13:42.111 --> 00:13:45.915
  • WE MAY HAVE CONFIDENCE ANDNOT SHRINK AWAY FOR HIM
  • 00:13:45.948 --> 00:13:50.686
  • IN SHAME AT HIS COMING."
  • 00:13:50.719 --> 00:13:54.723
  • SOME PEOPLE WILL STAND BEFORETHE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST,
  • 00:13:54.757 --> 00:13:58.093
  • AND AS JESUSEVALUATES THEIR LIVES,
  • 00:13:58.127 --> 00:14:00.696
  • THEY'LL HAVE THEIR HEADS DOWN.
  • 00:14:00.729 --> 00:14:02.831
  • THEY'LL BE SCUFFLINGIN THE DIRT,
  • 00:14:02.865 --> 00:14:05.734
  • UNABLE TO LOOK THELORD IN THE EYE,
  • 00:14:05.768 --> 00:14:08.537
  • AS THEY LOOK BACK WITH REGRET
  • 00:14:08.570 --> 00:14:10.572
  • AT WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN THEIRS,
  • 00:14:10.606 --> 00:14:12.308
  • HAD THEY BEEN MORE FAITHFULIN THEIR SERVICE OF CHRIST.
  • 00:14:12.341 --> 00:14:16.011
  • PAUL WRITES ABOUT THATIN 1 CORINTHIANS 3:15.
  • 00:14:16.045 --> 00:14:19.381
  • HE TALKS ABOUT SOME PEOPLEHAVING THEIR LIVES MADE
  • 00:14:19.415 --> 00:14:22.451
  • OF SILVER, GOLD ANDPRECIOUS STONES ENDURE,
  • 00:14:22.484 --> 00:14:25.187
  • BUT HE SAYS IN VERSE 15, "IFANY MAN'S WORK IS BURNED UP,
  • 00:14:25.220 --> 00:14:29.692
  • HE SHALL SUFFER LOSS, BUTHE HIMSELF SHALL BE SAVED,
  • 00:14:29.725 --> 00:14:35.564
  • YET AS THOUGH THROUGH FIRE."
  • 00:14:35.597 --> 00:14:38.701
  • THERE WILL BE REALMEASURABLE LOSS,
  • 00:14:38.734 --> 00:14:41.070
  • SOME PEOPLE WILLEXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:14:41.103 --> 00:14:43.639
  • AND THERE'LL BEREGRET AS PEOPLE LOOK
  • 00:14:43.672 --> 00:14:45.708
  • AND SEE WHAT COULDHAVE BEEN THEIRS,
  • 00:14:45.741 --> 00:14:47.343
  • HAD THEY BEEN MORE FAITHFULTO CHRIST IN THIS LIFE.
  • 00:14:47.376 --> 00:14:51.246
  • NOW I KNOW WHAT YOU'REPROBABLY THINKING,
  • 00:14:51.280 --> 00:14:52.514
  • YOU'RE SAYING, "WAITA MINUTE, PASTOR,
  • 00:14:52.548 --> 00:14:53.749
  • I THOUGHT HEAVEN WASSUPPOSED TO BE A PLACE
  • 00:14:53.782 --> 00:14:56.018
  • OF COMPLETE UNENDING JOY,
  • 00:14:56.051 --> 00:14:58.887
  • AND YOU'RE SAYINGTHERE'S GOING TO BE REGRET,
  • 00:14:58.921 --> 00:15:01.156
  • SORROW IN HEAVEN? THATDOESN'T MAKE SENSE."
  • 00:15:01.190 --> 00:15:05.327
  • WELL, THE FACT IS JOY ANDREGRET ARE TWO EMOTIONS
  • 00:15:05.361 --> 00:15:11.200
  • THAT CAN EXIST AT THE SAME TIME.
  • 00:15:11.233 --> 00:15:13.035
  • YOU CAN BE JOYFUL ANDREGRETFUL AT THE SAME TIME,
  • 00:15:13.068 --> 00:15:15.804
  • DID YOU KNOW THAT?
  • 00:15:15.838 --> 00:15:17.373
  • I MEAN, THINK ABOUT THIS,
  • 00:15:17.406 --> 00:15:18.841
  • LET'S JUST IMAGINE YOURINSURANCE AGENT CALLS YOU UP
  • 00:15:18.874 --> 00:15:20.576
  • AND SAYS, "YOU KNOW,I'VE BEEN LOOKING
  • 00:15:20.609 --> 00:15:21.710
  • OVER YOUR HOMEOWNER'S POLICY.
  • 00:15:21.744 --> 00:15:23.479
  • I THINK YOU'RE UNDER-INSURED.
  • 00:15:23.512 --> 00:15:25.347
  • I THINK YOU NEED TOINCREASE YOUR INSURANCE
  • 00:15:25.381 --> 00:15:27.016
  • BY A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS
  • 00:15:27.049 --> 00:15:28.283
  • TO COVER EVERYTHING YOU HAVE."
  • 00:15:28.317 --> 00:15:30.052
  • YOU SAY, "WELL,I'LL THINK ABOUT IT.
  • 00:15:30.085 --> 00:15:31.720
  • I'LL THINK ABOUT IT."
  • 00:15:31.754 --> 00:15:33.122
  • YOU NEVER GIVE ITANOTHER THOUGHT.
  • 00:15:33.155 --> 00:15:35.224
  • A COUPLE OF WEEKSLATER, YOU WAKEN,
  • 00:15:35.257 --> 00:15:36.892
  • AWAKEN IN THE MIDDLE OFTHE NIGHT, YOU SMELL SMOKE.
  • 00:15:36.925 --> 00:15:39.928
  • YOU REALIZE THEHOUSE IS ON FIRE.
  • 00:15:39.962 --> 00:15:42.531
  • YOU GRAB YOUR MATE,HOPEFULLY, YOU GRAB YOUR MATE
  • 00:15:42.564 --> 00:15:47.569
  • AND YOU GROPETHROUGH THE DARKNESS.
  • 00:15:47.603 --> 00:15:49.405
  • YOU FIND YOUR CHILDREN,YOU GATHER THEM OUT.
  • 00:15:49.438 --> 00:15:51.740
  • THERE'S ONLY ONE EXIT OUTAND IT'S THROUGH THE WINDOW.
  • 00:15:51.774 --> 00:15:54.009
  • YOU TAKE A CHAIR AND THROWIT THROUGH THE WINDOW.
  • 00:15:54.043 --> 00:15:56.645
  • YOU CRY, CLIMBEDOUT ONTO THE LAWN.
  • 00:15:56.678 --> 00:15:59.348
  • AND AS YOU STANDTHERE IN YOUR PAJAMAS,
  • 00:15:59.381 --> 00:16:01.150
  • YOU TURN AROUND ANDYOU SEE YOUR HOUSE
  • 00:16:01.183 --> 00:16:03.719
  • BEING TOTALLY CONSUMEDBY THE FLAMES.
  • 00:16:03.752 --> 00:16:06.688
  • NOW, WHAT IS YOUREMOTION AT THAT MOMENT?
  • 00:16:06.722 --> 00:16:10.726
  • CERTAINLY THERE'S JOYTHAT YOU ESCAPED THE FIRE
  • 00:16:10.759 --> 00:16:14.163
  • WITH YOUR LIFE INTACT,
  • 00:16:14.196 --> 00:16:15.631
  • AND THAT YOUR LOVED ONESARE STANDING WITH YOU.
  • 00:16:15.664 --> 00:16:17.866
  • IMMEASURABLE JOY, BUT DON'TYOU THINK THERE'S GOING TO
  • 00:16:17.900 --> 00:16:20.736
  • BE A LITTLE BIT OFREGRET THERE AS WELL?
  • 00:16:20.769 --> 00:16:23.572
  • AS YOU SEE, EVERYTHINGYOU OWN BEING BURNED UP
  • 00:16:23.605 --> 00:16:26.909
  • AND REALIZE YOU DON'T HAVETHE INSURANCE TO COVER IT.
  • 00:16:26.942 --> 00:16:31.213
  • JOY AND REGRET CANEXIST AT THE SAME TIME.
  • 00:16:31.246 --> 00:16:35.417
  • AND IT'LL BE THAT SAME EMOTION
  • 00:16:35.451 --> 00:16:36.919
  • FOR THOSE WHO SEETHEIR LIVES BURNED UP
  • 00:16:36.952 --> 00:16:39.955
  • AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST,
  • 00:16:39.988 --> 00:16:41.590
  • AND BEING TERMED ASABSOLUTELY WORTHLESS.
  • 00:16:41.623 --> 00:16:45.527
  • PASTOR, WHAT ABOUT THATVERSE, REVELATION 21:4?
  • 00:16:45.561 --> 00:16:48.063
  • "GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY EVERYTEAR FROM THEIR EYES."
  • 00:16:48.097 --> 00:16:51.300
  • THAT'S RIGHT, HE'SGOING TO DO THAT FOR US.
  • 00:16:51.333 --> 00:16:53.769
  • NOW REVELATION 21:4 OCCURS
  • 00:16:53.802 --> 00:16:55.971
  • AFTER THE JUDGMENTSEAT OF CHRIST,
  • 00:16:56.004 --> 00:16:58.774
  • AFTER THE NEW HEAVENAND THE NEW EARTH.
  • 00:16:58.807 --> 00:17:01.443
  • AND WHILE GOD WILL WIPEAWAY OUR EVERY TEAR,
  • 00:17:01.477 --> 00:17:04.613
  • HE WILL NOT WIPEAWAY THE CONSEQUENCES
  • 00:17:04.646 --> 00:17:08.050
  • OF FAILING TO WIN REWARDS ATTHE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.
  • 00:17:08.083 --> 00:17:12.154
  • THOSE CONSEQUENCESLAST FOR ETERNITY.
  • 00:17:12.187 --> 00:17:16.859
  • NOW, WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL HERE.
  • 00:17:16.892 --> 00:17:19.561
  • TO OVERDO THESORROW/REGRET ASPECT
  • 00:17:19.595 --> 00:17:23.098
  • OF THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRISTIS TO TURN HEAVEN INTO HELL.
  • 00:17:23.132 --> 00:17:27.603
  • BUT TO UNDEREMPHASIZE IT,
  • 00:17:27.636 --> 00:17:29.638
  • IS TO MAKE OBEDIENCE INTHIS LIFE INCONSEQUENTIAL.
  • 00:17:29.671 --> 00:17:33.775
  • REWARDS WILL MATTER.
  • 00:17:33.809 --> 00:17:37.846
  • IN HIS BOOK, "YOURETERNAL REWARD",
  • 00:17:37.880 --> 00:17:41.383
  • MY FRIEND ERWINLUTZER TELLS A FABLE
  • 00:17:41.416 --> 00:17:47.156
  • ABOUT AN INDIAN BEGGAR WHOSTOOD BY THE ROAD EVERY DAY
  • 00:17:47.189 --> 00:17:51.059
  • TO BEG RICE FROM ANY PASSER-BYWHO WOULD BE SO GENEROUS.
  • 00:17:51.093 --> 00:17:55.998
  • HE STOOD THERE BYTHE DUSTY ROAD,
  • 00:17:56.031 --> 00:17:57.666
  • AND IN HIS BOWL HE HADA FEW GRAINS OF RICE,
  • 00:17:57.699 --> 00:18:00.736
  • JUST TO GET PEOPLE STARTEDWITH THE IDEA OF GENEROSITY.
  • 00:18:00.769 --> 00:18:04.039
  • ONE DAY AS HE STOOD THERE,
  • 00:18:04.072 --> 00:18:05.607
  • HE SAW THIS ELEGANTCHARIOT RACING TOWARD HIM.
  • 00:18:05.641 --> 00:18:11.747
  • AND WHEN THE CHARIOTSTOPPED IN FRONT OF HIM,
  • 00:18:11.780 --> 00:18:13.115
  • A WEALTHY RAJA DESCENDEDFROM THE CHARIOT.
  • 00:18:13.148 --> 00:18:16.084
  • HE WENT OVER TO THE BEGGAR.
  • 00:18:16.118 --> 00:18:17.286
  • THE BEGGAR'S HEARTWAS FILLED WITH HOPE,
  • 00:18:17.319 --> 00:18:19.087
  • AS HE THOUGHT, "SURELY THISRAJA WILL GIVE ME WHAT I NEED."
  • 00:18:19.121 --> 00:18:22.658
  • BUT INSTEAD OF GIVINGTHE BEGGAR RICE,
  • 00:18:22.691 --> 00:18:25.093
  • HE SAID TO THE BEGGAR,"GIVE ME YOUR RICE."
  • 00:18:25.127 --> 00:18:29.231
  • THE BEGGAR WAS STARTLED.
  • 00:18:29.264 --> 00:18:31.166
  • GIVE YOU MY RICE?
  • 00:18:31.200 --> 00:18:33.635
  • GIVE ME YOUR RICE.
  • 00:18:33.669 --> 00:18:35.437
  • AND SO, BEGRUDGINGLY, THEBEGGAR TOOK OUT A GRAIN OF RICE
  • 00:18:35.470 --> 00:18:38.907
  • AND GAVE IT TO THE RAJA.
  • 00:18:38.941 --> 00:18:40.809
  • NOW GIVE ME ANOTHER.
  • 00:18:40.842 --> 00:18:42.978
  • HE REACHED IN AND GAVE ANOTHER.
  • 00:18:43.011 --> 00:18:45.147
  • I WANT ANOTHER ONE AS WELL.
  • 00:18:45.180 --> 00:18:47.216
  • HE GAVE HIM ANOTHER.
  • 00:18:47.249 --> 00:18:48.483
  • BY THIS TIME THE BEGGARWAS SEETHING WITH ANGER.
  • 00:18:48.517 --> 00:18:51.520
  • WHY WOULD THIS WEALTHYMAN WHO HAD SO MUCH,
  • 00:18:51.553 --> 00:18:54.690
  • DEMAND THAT FROM SOMEBODYWHO HAD SO LITTLE?
  • 00:18:54.723 --> 00:18:58.694
  • FINALLY, THE RAJA ASCENDEDBACK INTO THE CHARIOT
  • 00:18:58.727 --> 00:19:01.797
  • AND RODE AWAY.
  • 00:19:01.830 --> 00:19:04.833
  • THE POOR MAN LOOKEDINTO HIS BOWL
  • 00:19:04.866 --> 00:19:07.502
  • AND NOTICED SOMETHING,SOMETHING SPARKLING.
  • 00:19:07.536 --> 00:19:11.273
  • HE LOOKED IN THERE ANDHE SAW A GRAIN OF GOLD.
  • 00:19:11.306 --> 00:19:15.244
  • AND THEN HE SAWANOTHER GRAIN OF GOLD,
  • 00:19:15.277 --> 00:19:17.746
  • AND ANOTHER GRAIN OF GOLD.
  • 00:19:17.779 --> 00:19:20.148
  • FOR EVERY GRAIN OF RICE THEBEGGAR HAD GIVEN THE RAJA,
  • 00:19:20.182 --> 00:19:24.920
  • THE RAJA HAD EXCHANGEDIT FOR A GRAIN OF GOLD.
  • 00:19:24.953 --> 00:19:29.791
  • YOU KNOW, EXCHANGING RICE FORGOLD IS A PRETTY SAVVY TRADE,
  • 00:19:29.825 --> 00:19:36.031
  • BUT EXCHANGING THETEMPORARY PLEASURES
  • 00:19:36.064 --> 00:19:38.800
  • AND TREASURES OF THISLIFE FOR ETERNAL REWARDS
  • 00:19:38.834 --> 00:19:41.903
  • IN THE NEXT LIFE, THAT'S AREAL LUCRATIVE TRANSACTION.
  • 00:19:41.937 --> 00:19:48.110
  • THAT'S WHAT REWARDS INHEAVEN ARE ALL ABOUT,
  • 00:19:48.143 --> 00:19:51.046
  • TRADING THE TEMPORALFOR THE ETERNAL.
  • 00:19:51.079 --> 00:19:55.450
  • FOR WE MUST ALL STAND BEFORETHE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST,
  • 00:19:55.484 --> 00:19:59.855
  • THAT EACH ONE OFUS MAY BE REWARDED
  • 00:19:59.888 --> 00:20:01.790
  • FOR WHAT WE'VE DONE IN THE BODY,
  • 00:20:01.823 --> 00:20:04.459
  • WHETHER IT BE GOOD OR WORTHLESS.
  • 00:20:04.493 --> 00:20:10.465
  • SOME OF YOU LISTENING, HEREIN THIS WORSHIP CENTER,
  • 00:20:10.499 --> 00:20:13.535
  • OR TO THIS BROADCAST,ARE NOT YET CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:20:13.568 --> 00:20:16.705
  • YOU'RE NOT SURE ABOUTYOUR INTERNAL DESTINATION.
  • 00:20:16.738 --> 00:20:19.274
  • AND IF THAT'S TRUE OF YOU,LET ME MAKE THIS VERY CLEAR,
  • 00:20:19.308 --> 00:20:23.378
  • YOU CANNOT EARN YOURPLACE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:20:23.412 --> 00:20:25.981
  • THERE'S NOT ENOUGHGOOD WORKS YOU CAN DO
  • 00:20:26.014 --> 00:20:27.749
  • TO EVER MERIT ETERNAL LIFE.
  • 00:20:27.783 --> 00:20:30.819
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THEBEST WE CAN DO,
  • 00:20:30.852 --> 00:20:32.454
  • OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, ISLIKE A FILTHY RAG TO GOD.
  • 00:20:32.487 --> 00:20:36.725
  • IT'S NOT WHAT YOU DO FOR GOD
  • 00:20:36.758 --> 00:20:38.694
  • THAT ALLOWS YOUTO GO INTO HEAVEN,
  • 00:20:38.727 --> 00:20:40.028
  • IT'S WHAT CHRISTHAS DONE FOR YOU.
  • 00:20:40.062 --> 00:20:43.098
  • HE DIED ON THE CROSS.
  • 00:20:43.131 --> 00:20:45.267
  • HE TOOK THE PUNISHMENT THATYOU AND I DESERVE FOR OUR SINS,
  • 00:20:45.300 --> 00:20:48.337
  • AND IT IS ONLY BY GRACE,
  • 00:20:48.370 --> 00:20:50.272
  • TRUSTING IN WHATGOD HAS DONE FOR US,
  • 00:20:50.305 --> 00:20:52.541
  • THAT WE CAN EVER HAVEA HOME IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:20:52.574 --> 00:20:55.944
  • THERE'S ONLY ONE GROUP OFPEOPLE THAT GO INTO HEAVEN,
  • 00:20:55.977 --> 00:20:58.347
  • IT'S NOT BAPTISTS, CATHOLICS,JEWS, OR ANY OTHER GROUP.
  • 00:20:58.380 --> 00:21:02.284
  • NOBODY GOES TOHEAVEN IN A GROUP.
  • 00:21:02.317 --> 00:21:04.052
  • WE GO ONE BY ONE.
  • 00:21:04.086 --> 00:21:05.554
  • THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO GO TOHEAVEN ARE FORGIVEN PEOPLE.
  • 00:21:05.587 --> 00:21:09.858
  • WE HAVE TO BEFORGIVEN OF OUR SINS.
  • 00:21:09.891 --> 00:21:12.728
  • AND WE HAVE TO ASK FOR THATFORGIVENESS IN THIS LIFE.
  • 00:21:12.761 --> 00:21:17.199
  • NOW, TODAY, IF I'MSPEAKING TO SOME
  • 00:21:17.232 --> 00:21:18.767
  • OF YOU WHO WANT TO BEASSURED THAT YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:21:18.800 --> 00:21:20.936
  • TO BE WELCOMED INTOETERNITY IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:21:20.969 --> 00:21:24.973
  • I WANT TO INVITE YOUTO PRAY THIS PRAYER
  • 00:21:25.006 --> 00:21:26.775
  • IN YOUR HEART RIGHT NOW
  • 00:21:26.808 --> 00:21:28.276
  • TO RECEIVE GOD'SFORGIVENESS IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:21:28.310 --> 00:21:33.081
  • IN JUST A MOMENT, I'M GOING TOLEAD YOU IN THIS PRAYER,
  • 00:21:33.115 --> 00:21:35.717
  • AND I WANT YOU TO PRAYIT IN YOUR HEART TO GOD,
  • 00:21:35.751 --> 00:21:37.686
  • AS I PRAY IT OUT LOUD,
  • 00:21:37.719 --> 00:21:39.421
  • KNOWING THAT GOD ISLISTENING TO YOU RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:21:39.454 --> 00:21:42.824
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:21:42.858 --> 00:21:44.760
  • DEAR GOD, THANKYOU FOR LOVING ME.
  • 00:21:44.793 --> 00:21:49.297
  • I KNOW THAT I HAVE FAILEDYOU IN SO MANY WAYS
  • 00:21:49.331 --> 00:21:53.201
  • AND I'M TRULY SORRYFOR THE SIN IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:21:53.235 --> 00:21:57.339
  • BUT I BELIEVE WHATI'VE HEARD TODAY
  • 00:21:57.372 --> 00:21:58.807
  • THAT YOU DON'T HATEME, YOU LOVE ME.
  • 00:21:58.840 --> 00:22:01.610
  • YOU LOVED ME SO MUCH,YOU SENT YOUR SON JESUS
  • 00:22:01.643 --> 00:22:05.046
  • TO DIE ON THE CROSS FOR ME,
  • 00:22:05.080 --> 00:22:06.448
  • TO TAKE THE PUNISHMENTI DESERVED FOR MY SIN.
  • 00:22:06.481 --> 00:22:11.119
  • AND, RIGHT NOW, ATTHIS VERY MOMENT,
  • 00:22:11.153 --> 00:22:13.021
  • I'M TRUSTING INWHAT JESUS FOR ME,
  • 00:22:13.054 --> 00:22:17.426
  • NOT IN MY GOOD WORKS, BUTIN WHAT JESUS DID FOR ME
  • 00:22:17.459 --> 00:22:20.595
  • TO SAVE ME AND TOFORGIVE ME OF MY SINS.
  • 00:22:20.629 --> 00:22:25.400
  • THANK YOU FOR FORGIVING MEAND HELP ME TO LIVE THE REST
  • 00:22:25.434 --> 00:22:28.403
  • OF MY LIFE FOR YOU.
  • 00:22:28.437 --> 00:22:31.373
  • IN JESUS' NAME.
  • 00:22:31.406 --> 00:22:33.108
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:22:33.141 --> 00:22:37.979
  • AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY", WE'REPRAYING THAT THIS SERIES,
  • 00:22:38.013 --> 00:22:40.949
  • "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,"WILL IGNITE A NEW PASSION
  • 00:22:40.982 --> 00:22:44.319
  • IN YOUR LIFE AND CAUSE YOU
  • 00:22:44.352 --> 00:22:46.221
  • TO EXCHANGE YOUR TEMPORARYPLEASURES FOR ETERNAL REWARDS.
  • 00:22:46.254 --> 00:22:51.526
  • NOW, BEFORE OURTIME IS UP TODAY,
  • 00:22:51.560 --> 00:22:53.361
  • LET ME REINFORCE THE VALUE
  • 00:22:53.395 --> 00:22:54.629
  • OF YOUR PARTNERSHIP WITH"PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:22:54.663 --> 00:22:57.532
  • BY RELAYING A REALLIFE STORY TO YOU.
  • 00:22:57.566 --> 00:23:00.268
  • I RECEIVED A NOTE FROMA YOUNG MAN WHO LISTENS
  • 00:23:00.302 --> 00:23:02.604
  • TO THIS BROADCASTIN MISSISSIPPI.
  • 00:23:02.637 --> 00:23:05.340
  • HE SAID,
  • 00:23:05.373 --> 00:23:07.209
  • FRIENDS, MEN AND WOMENARE FINDING FREEDOM
  • 00:23:30.265 --> 00:23:32.367
  • IN CHRIST THROUGH THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:23:32.400 --> 00:23:35.804
  • SO, THANK YOU FOR BEINGA FINANCIAL PARTNER
  • 00:23:35.837 --> 00:23:38.306
  • WITH "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:23:38.340 --> 00:23:40.108
  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFTSTO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:23:40.141 --> 00:23:43.745
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF HIS WORD.
  • 00:23:43.778 --> 00:23:45.680
  • NOW, PLEASE STAY RIGHT THERE,
  • 00:23:45.714 --> 00:23:46.915
  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE"PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
  • 00:23:46.948 --> 00:23:49.417
  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:49.451 --> 00:23:54.022
  • [NARRATOR] WITH ALL OFTHE PRESSING CHALLENGES
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  • FACING OUR WORLD TODAY,
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  • IT'S EASY TO GET STUCKIN THE HERE AND NOW.
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  • BUT WHEN WE LIVE EVERY DAYIN THE HOPE OF ETERNITY,
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  • IT COMPLETELY TRANSFORMSOUR PERSPECTIVE.
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  • TO HELP ELEVATE YOUR THINKING
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  • FROM EARTHLY CONCERNSTO HEAVENLY COMFORTS,
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  • "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
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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
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  • TO MAKE A TRIP ONE DAYTO A DISTANT COUNTRY.
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  • IT'S A ONE-WAY TRIP TOAN ETERNAL DESTINATION.
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  • AND FOR THOSE WHO KNOW CHRIST,
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  • IN THE REALITY OFYOUR ETERNAL HOME.
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  • [NARRATOR] REQUEST YOUR COPYOF "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
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  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY"
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE TO"PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
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  • YOU'RE ALLOWING MEN ANDWOMEN ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY
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  • TO HEAR THE TRUTH ABOUT HEAVEN,
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  • AND THE ONE WAY TO GET THERE,THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
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  • SO THANK YOU FORGIVING GENEROUSLY.
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  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFTTO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
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  • WITH THE LIGHT OF HIS WORD.
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  • JOY AND REGRET CANEXIST AT THE SAME TIME,
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  • AND THAT WILL BE THE EXPERIENCE
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  • OF THOSE WHO WATCHED THEDEEDS OF THEIR LIVES BURNED UP
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  • AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.
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  • MY PRAYER IS THAT TODAY'SMESSAGE HAS SHOWN YOU
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  • THE IMPORTANCE OFINVESTING YOUR LIFE
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  • IN THINGS THAT WILL TRULYMAKE AN ETERNAL DIFFERENCE.
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  • WELL, NONE OF US KNOWSWHEN WE'LL BE CALLED AWAY
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  • INTO GOD'S PRESENCE,
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  • IT'S IMPORTANT TO BEREADY AT ANY MOMENT.
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  • AND I HOPE YOU'LL JOINUS AGAIN NEXT TIME,
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  • AS WE LOOK AT HOW TO PREPAREFOR OUR JOURNEY TO HEAVEN.
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  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEWOF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
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  • ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • [NARRATOR] TODAY, WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
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  • 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,"
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  • PLUS THE BROCHURE,
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  • "WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONSTEACH ABOUT HEAVEN,"
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  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU, SIMPLYFOR CONTACTING US TODAY
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  • AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • NOW, WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
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  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU
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  • THE "A PLACE CALLEDHEAVEN" TEACHING SERIES
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  • BY DR. JEFFRESS TITLED"A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
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  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
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  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT.
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  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING,
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  • OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
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  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
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  • I MEAN, DO YOU KNOW ANY MAN
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  • WHO WOULD MINDEXCHANGING HIS OLD,
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  • RIPPED UP PAJAMAS FORA NEW BRIONI SUIT?
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  • DO YOU KNOW ANYWOMAN WHO WOULD GIVE
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  • UP EXCHANGING HER BATHROBEFOR A CHANEL DRESS?
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  • THAT'S EXACTLY THEEXCHANGE WE MAKE AT DEATH.
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  • [NARRATOR] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR PART ONE OF THE MESSAGE,
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  • "HOW CAN I PREPARE FORMY JOURNEY TO HEAVEN?"
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  • HERE ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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