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August 16, 2019
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Ever Increasing Faith with Fred K. Price

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  • Dr. Frederick K.C. Price: Welcome to
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  • "Ever Increasing Faith."
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  • Dr. Betty R. Price: Grow in Godliness.
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  • Frederick Jr.: We walk by faith, not by sight.
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  • With the power of faith, you can do the impossible.
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  • With the power of faith, you can live a victorious life.
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  • Changing one life after another
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  • from burnt-out hopes to gleaming joy.
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  • With the power of faith, you can change your life.
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  • Let the power of faith transform your life.
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  • Frederick: Welcome to "Ever Increasing Faith."
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  • Remember these words from the book of Romans chapter 10,
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  • verse 17, "So then faith comes by hearing,
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  • and hearing by the Word of God."
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  • Praise God for another day, and for another privilege
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  • and opportunity to share with you the living Word of God.
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  • I need your continued, faithful financial support
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  • if "Ever Increasing Faith" television is to remain
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  • on the air in your area.
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  • tithe offering, or gift of love.
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  • Let me take this opportunity to thank you so very much
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  • for your past, your present, and whatever future support
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  • you're lead to give.
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  • Remember, you are helping to make it happen.
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  • And let me greet you, our internet viewers,
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  • and welcome you to our festivities today.
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  • We're excited about your participation and fellowship
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  • with us, and I trust that our time together
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  • will be beneficial.
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  • I know it will, but I want it to be that for you.
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  • So, thank you for your support, thank you for your love.
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  • Continue to watch, you'll be blessed.
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  • Alright, turn in your Bibles, if you please, to something.
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  • We'll find out something here in a moment.
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  • How about 1 Corinthians chapter 15.
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  • I don't know about you, but it was exciting to me, earlier in
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  • our service, when the children came up.
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  • You know, once you grow up past childhood, and you get to be so
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  • called an adult, you sometimes forget from whence you've come.
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  • And, looking at those little kids, just think, all of us,
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  • at one time, were there.
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  • And look at us now, wow.
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  • Awesome, awesome.
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  • Who would have ever thought that any of us would be here today
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  • doing what we're doing, experiencing what
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  • we're experiencing, when we started out.
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  • But, that goes to show you, you never know, you never know.
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  • Many of you, most of you, you've been around here
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  • for quite a long time.
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  • You've heard a lot, you know a lot, you've been exposed
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  • to a lot, but sometimes we can get fixated on the past
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  • to the extent that we forget about there is still a future
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  • ahead of us, and then not take advantage of that future
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  • to maximize whatever time we may have left.
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  • So, I just want to encourage you, today, about the future.
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  • I have high hopes myself for the future, 'cause I don't know
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  • about you, when I started out at the beginning of this past year,
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  • I never would have dreamed that I would be where I am now
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  • when we started out.
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  • But here we are, and I'm looking forward to even greater heights
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  • in the new year.
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  • I'm always looking to excel, to go higher, you know what I mean?
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  • I thank God for what, personally, I have experienced,
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  • and I can only say that because I don't know
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  • what you've experienced.
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  • So, I really can't speak for anybody else but myself, and I
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  • just want to encourage you, because sometimes, again,
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  • you can fight the good fight of faith to the extent
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  • that it gets and can get tiresome.
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  • You know, can we just, you know, can't we all just get along?
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  • But, it goes with the territory, so I want to encourage you,
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  • and get you to thinking about the future, and about excelling
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  • beyond where you've gone this past time, this past year.
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  • Some of you started out last year, or this year, 2013,
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  • and you haven't done so well.
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  • Some of you had goals that you set,
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  • and you didn't achieve those goals.
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  • You worked at it, you made an effort, but you didn't arrive.
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  • But, you wanna always keep in mind that as long as there is
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  • life in you, then you can still achieve your goal.
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  • So, I want to encourage you, never give up.
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  • I personally, I refuse to give up.
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  • And sometimes it gets hard to the point you wanna give up.
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  • You know, just lie down, go to sleep, forget it.
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  • But it doesn't work that way, you gotta keep on movin'.
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  • So, 1 Corinthians chapter 15, if you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • Alright, look at this, 15 and verse 58.
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  • It says, "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast,
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  • unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord,
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  • knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."
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  • Pick up on these words.
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  • "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast," and that's what
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  • I wanna challenge you to do, to be steadfast,
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  • stay with it, don't give up.
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  • Don't give up.
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  • It will produce fruit if you stay with it long enough.
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  • Now, you know this because if you've been in this ministry
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  • any length of time, you know this.
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  • We're in a battle, it's a spiritual warfare.
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  • We have an enemy who does not want us to succeed,
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  • does not want us to excel, and so he'll put
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  • as much pressure on us as we allow him to put on us
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  • to try to discourage us, turn us away from
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  • following the path that we know we should follow.
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  • So, we have to make up our mind that, "What are we gonna do?"
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  • We gonna cave into it? Give into it?
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  • Or are we gonna keep on?
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  • The choice is ours, and it's an awesome choice.
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  • You can give up, throw in the towel, cave in,
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  • but if you do that, definitely then you will never succeed.
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  • You will never achieve what's on the inside of you,
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  • so you gotta keep on keepin' on.
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  • You can't give up, even when you want to give up.
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  • And there's nothing wrong with that in the sense that it goes
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  • with the territory, as they say, because warfare is never easy.
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  • It's never easy.
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  • And the enemy never gives up.
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  • If we could have the same kind of commitment that the enemy has
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  • to stay with it, we will achieve every goal
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  • that we set for ourselves.
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  • So, look at this again.
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  • "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast," just be that.
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  • So, that's talking about a choice to be or not to be.
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  • That is the question.
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  • Therefore, my beloved brethren, and sisteren,
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  • "Be steadfast, unmovable."
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  • Circumstances will challenge you to move.
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  • They can be so hard sometimes you say,
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  • "You know what, forget this."
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  • But, if you do that, than that means all of the preceding
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  • years, all the preceding hours, all the preceding experiences
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  • that you've had are all for nothing if you give up now.
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  • So, you got--you have an opportunity for a new beginning.
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  • Again, I'm excited about it, because last--at the beginning
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  • of this year, I had no idea that I would go through
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  • what I've been going through this year, but I went.
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  • You know, if you don't keep that attitude, then you're going down
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  • for the count, 'cause the warfare never ceases.
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  • So, he says, I love it, "Therefore, my beloved brethren,
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  • be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the
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  • Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."
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  • Alright, look at something else, look at something else.
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  • This is what the Father God is telling us to do,
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  • so we have that responsibility.
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  • Look at Hebrews chapter 10, Hebrews chapter 10.
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  • Oh, my, my, my, you don't have a subject yet?
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  • You mean you don't know?
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  • The Lord hasn't told you what I'm talking about?
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  • The fourth person of the Godhead doesn't know?
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  • I didn't say what I was talkin' about?
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  • Yes, I did.
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  • Okay, alright, okay, watch it now, see, see, see?
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  • No one heard me say high hopes?
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  • That is the title.
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  • Do I have to tell you everything?
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  • Okay, you wanna know. Inquiring minds wanna know.
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  • Alright, alright, if you insist.
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  • "Hold fast to your confession
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  • of faith," or high hopes.
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  • How does that grab you?
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  • You like that? Is that okay?
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  • My heart goes out to Adam, poor thing.
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  • Brother didn't have a chance.
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  • Did I tell you what chapter in Hebrews to go to?
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  • What chapter did I say?
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  • Did I tell you what verse?
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  • Well, then apparently I didn't want you to know yet.
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  • Is that okay? Wow.
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  • Alright, Hebrews chapter 10.
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  • "Hold fast to your confession of faith."
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  • Don't give up. Okay, here we go.
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  • Verse 23, "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope."
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  • Ah, look at the word that comes after without.
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  • That's the key. "Without wavering.
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  • For he who promised is faithful."
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  • And that's what some of you have done in this past year.
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  • Now, that's not a criticism, it's an observation, because
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  • it's so easy to do that, to waiver, particularly when things
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  • don't go, every single day, every single hour, just the way
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  • you had planned them to go, or had hoped that they would go.
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  • And it's a temptation to waiver, to vacillate,
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  • to fall back, to slow down.
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  • But you don't wanna do that. Actually, you wanna speed up.
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  • Okay, look at it.
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  • "Let us hold fast," and notice it says us, collectively.
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  • "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering."
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  • Do you have a hope? Think about it.
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  • Do you have a hope, or is it business as usual?
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  • One thing for sure, if you don't have a hope,
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  • you'll never exceed it.
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  • You gotta go higher than you've been before,
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  • and you're the only one that can do that.
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  • And it's a constant thing that goes on and on and on and on,
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  • and you have to be committed to it.
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  • Here it is again, "Let us hold fast the confession
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  • of our hope without wavering."
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  • So, the temptation to waiver, to vacillate, to slow down,
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  • half step, you don't wanna do that.
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  • He said, "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope
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  • without wavering, for he who promised is faithful."
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  • Have you set your goal based on the promises of God
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  • through his Word?
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  • Then don't give up. Don't give up.
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  • I don't give a care how hard it gets, don't give up.
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  • 'Cause actually, if you stop and think about it, that's the
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  • easiest thing in the world to do, is to throw in the towel
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  • and just give up, forget it.
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  • But nothing is accomplished if you do that, you definitely have
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  • lost all that you planned to gain by doing that,
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  • so you don't wanna ever give up.
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  • Stay with it, it's worth it.
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  • Okay, "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope
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  • without wavering, for he who promised is faithful."
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  • So, I wanna encourage you to do that.
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  • Alright, look at something else.
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  • John chapter 15, John's Gospel, chapter 15.
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  • Hold fast to the confession of your hope.
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  • Don't give up.
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  • John chapter 15.
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  • If you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • Alright, here we go, here we go, here we go.
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  • John 15, beginning with verse 18.
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  • Jesus is speaking, he says, "If the world hates you," whoa,
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  • "You know that it hated me before it hated you."
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  • So, welcome to the club.
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  • They didn't like him, they don't like you.
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  • But think about it, that's their problem, not yours.
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  • If they don't like you, that's their problem.
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  • If you don't like you, that's your problem.
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  • Okay, if the world hates you, you know that it hated me
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  • before it hated you.
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  • "If you were of the world, the world would love its own.
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  • Yet, because you are not of the world, but I chose you
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  • out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
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  • Remember the word that I said to you,
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  • 'A servant is not greater than his master.'
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  • If they persecuted me," uh-oh, "The will also persecute you.
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  • If they kept my word, they will keep yours also.
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  • But all these things they will do to you for my namesake
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  • because they do not know him who sent me."
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  • So you're in good company. You're in good company.
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  • So don't give up, don't give up.
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  • Oh, don't give up, you don't wanna give up.
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  • Stay with it, stay with it. We win.
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  • Okay, check this out, 2 Corinthians chapter 4.
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  • "Hold fast to your confession of faith."
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  • You set some goals, maybe you didn't achieve them all,
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  • but at least you were shooting for the goal.
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  • One thing is for sure, if you don't set some goals,
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  • you will never achieve them.
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  • Think about it.
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  • If you don't set some goals, definitely, you're not gonna get
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  • them, so you have to set goals.
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  • Even if you missed the goal and didn't achieve it like you
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  • wanted to, or like you hoped that you would,
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  • still, set some goals.
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  • Don't ever stop setting goals. Don't ever stop shooting higher.
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  • Because if you do that, if you stop, you will never get there.
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  • Okay, 2 Corinthians chapter what?
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  • Four, 2 Corinthians chapter 4, look at verse 8.
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  • Oh boy, verse 8, "We are hard pressed on every side,
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  • yet not crushed.
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  • We are perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted,
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  • but not forsaken, struck down, but not destroyed."
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  • We win, if you stay with it.
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  • It's warfare, we're in warfare.
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  • And I'll tell you the truth about it,
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  • I don't know about you, I don't like it.
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  • But I haven't figured out a way yet to circumvent it,
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  • or to get around it, because we're in a battle.
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  • So, I don't know about you, but looking ahead to the new year,
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  • I've decided that I'm gonna win in the new year.
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  • Come hell, high water, low water, or no water, you know.
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  • Why give up? Why give up?
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  • We have the promise of God that we win,
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  • but only if we stay with it.
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  • We have to be consistent, and that's what some have not done.
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  • They started out, and they had a little opposition,
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  • and when the opposition came, they caved in to it,
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  • and didn't continue on.
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  • And it's a challenge, I mean, admittedly, it's not easy,
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  • but to me, it's harder to just give up than it is to fight on,
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  • because the prospect of winning is awesome.
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  • Question, have you ever won any battles?
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  • Well, that ought to encourage you that if you have
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  • ever won any, you can win some more.
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  • So don't give up. Don't give up.
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  • The enemy doesn't want you to achieve, so it must be something
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  • involved in that achievement that's gonna be good, otherwise
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  • he wouldn't be fighting you so much.
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  • Are you following me? Okay, oh, look at this.
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  • Verse 8 again, "We are hard pressed on every side,
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  • yet not crushed.
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  • We are perplexed but not in despair, persecuted,
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  • but not forsaken, struck down, but not destroyed."
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  • Whoo, I love it, I love it, I love it.
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  • We in. I win.
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  • Don't give up. Don't give up.
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  • Alright, 2 Timothy chapter 3,
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  • "Hold fast to your confession of faith,"
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  • [laughing]
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  • Ah, 2 Timothy chapter 3.
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  • Here we go, here we go, here we go.
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  • Chapter 3, verse 10.
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  • Oh boy, Paul, he puts it down here.
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  • Look at this.
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  • 2 Timothy chapter 3, verse 10.
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  • Paul is speaking, he says, "But you have carefully followed
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  • my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering,
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  • love, perseverance, persecutions, afflictions,
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  • which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra.
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  • What persecutions I endured, and out of them all," oh Lord,
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  • "The Lord delivered me."
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  • Not out of them some, all.
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  • Hmm, I wanna read that again.
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  • Whoo, my Lord.
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  • "But you have carefully," verse 10,
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  • ""But you have carefully followed my doctrine,
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  • manner of life, purpose, faith,
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  • longsuffering, love, perseverance, persecutions,"
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  • plural, "Afflictions," plural, "Which happened to me
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  • at Antioch," or could be Los Angeles,
  • 00:24:18.140 --> 00:24:21.090
  • or San Diego, or wherever, "at Iconium, at Lystra.
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  • What persecutions," plural, "I endured,
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  • and out of them all the Lord delivered me."
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  • Last man standing, amen. Don't give up.
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  • Don't give up. Don't give up.
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  • Hold on, hold fast. Don't give up.
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  • Alright, you're right there in 2 Timothy, look at chapter 4.
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  • Oh boy, now this is good, this is good.
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  • You gotta get ahold of this. You gotta get ahold of this.
  • 00:25:12.150 --> 00:25:18.060
  • Look at this, verse 18, 4:18.
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  • It says, "And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work
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  • and preserve me for his heavenly kingdom.
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  • To him be glory forever and ever, amen."
  • 00:25:39.110 --> 00:25:44.100
  • Now, understand this, that for his heavenly kingdom, that's
  • 00:25:44.110 --> 00:25:48.100
  • future, but the future's predicated on the present.
  • 00:25:48.110 --> 00:25:53.290
  • So, if the present is not correct,
  • 00:25:54.000 --> 00:25:55.240
  • the future can't be what it ought to be.
  • 00:25:55.250 --> 00:25:58.160
  • So, though that is for the future, right now is what we're
  • 00:25:58.170 --> 00:26:01.190
  • dealing with, and the prospect of coming into a new arena,
  • 00:26:01.200 --> 00:26:08.060
  • a new year if you would, for another opportunity to excel.
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  • "And the Lord will deliver me."
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  • He has, he will, "Deliver me from every evil work,
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  • and preserve me for his heavenly kingdom.
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  • To him be glory forever and ever, amen."
  • 00:26:28.150 --> 00:26:31.170
  • Now, that's not simply a psychological euphemism,
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  • that's a truth, if you believe it.
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  • It won't work if you don't embrace it.
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  • If you don't expect it, it can't work,
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  • it just becomes rhetoric, and it won't do you any good.
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