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Kingdom Connection with Jentezen Franklin

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  • - If you have your Bibles,
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  • open them with me
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  • to the book of Hebrews,
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  • chapter 11.
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  • And I want you to see with me
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  • three different verses
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  • that I want to highlight
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  • some people
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  • that God says are heroes.
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  • And I want you to see
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  • in Hebrews 11 and verse seven,
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  • "By faith Noah,
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  • being divinely warned
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  • of things not yet seen,
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  • moved with godly fear,
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  • and prepared an ark
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  • for the saving
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  • of his household,"
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  • or his family,
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  • "by which he condemned
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  • the world and became
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  • the heir of the righteousness
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  • which is according to faith."
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  • And then, in verse 23
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  • of the same chapter,
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  • "By faith Moses,
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  • when he was born,
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  • was hidden three months,"
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  • here's the key
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  • to the whole verse,
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  • "by his parents..."
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  • It's really giving credit
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  • to his parents and,
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  • "because they saw
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  • that he was
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  • a beautiful child..."
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  • Mom, you saw
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  • that when I was born.
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  • I was a beautiful child.
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  • [Laughter]
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  • "...and they were not afraid
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  • of the king's command."
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  • I was.
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  • I was a very pretty child.
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  • And then, verse 31,
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  • "By faith the harlot Rahab
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  • did not perish with those
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  • who did not believe,
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  • when she had received
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  • the spies with faith."
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  • Hebrews 11
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  • is God's Hall of Faith.
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  • In Hebrews 11,
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  • God lifts certain names
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  • of people who distinguished
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  • themselves in the kingdom of God
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  • by the feats
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  • that they accomplished.
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  • He lifts those names
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  • and it actually --
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  • Hebrews 11 actually becomes
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  • heaven's roll call
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  • of outstanding winners,
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  • outstanding achievers,
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  • men like David
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  • who slew the giant,
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  • and it lists the things
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  • that they did;
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  • men like Joshua who prayed
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  • with such fervency and faith
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  • that the sun stood still,
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  • men like Samson
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  • who defeated 1.000 Philistines
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  • with the jawbone of a donkey.
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  • And it lists them,
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  • these heroes of faith
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  • and the amazing accomplishments.
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  • The Bible says
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  • that some of them
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  • defeated armies and the odds
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  • were stacked against them.
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  • Some of them took cities.
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  • Some of them accomplished things
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  • like raising the dead
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  • and performing miracles
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  • like Elijah
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  • when he prayed and rain,
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  • after three years of famine,
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  • began to pour from heaven
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  • at the sound of his prayer
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  • and his faith.
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  • And yet, in the middle
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  • of all of these
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  • amazing accomplishments,
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  • we see three names
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  • that I've highlighted
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  • that really seem out of place.
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  • They really should not be there
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  • in the Hall of Fame,
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  • Hebrews 11.
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  • They don't fit the hero status
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  • except for one thing
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  • that they did.
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  • The one thing is common in both,
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  • in all three of these people,
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  • in all three of these groups.
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  • And that one thing
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  • was the thing in God's eyes
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  • that made them notable.
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  • And He said, "I want them
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  • in My book of heroes,"
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  • Hebrews 11, is all three of them
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  • saved their family.
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  • They didn't have mega miracles.
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  • They didn't have megachurches.
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  • They didn't have mega faith
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  • to take cities
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  • or to conquer giants
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  • or to defeat odds of thousands
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  • of soldiers coming against them
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  • like some of the men
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  • in Hebrews 11.
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  • But these people had faith
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  • and they were heroes
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  • in God's eyes
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  • because their faith
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  • caused not only
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  • that they would be saved
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  • but that their families
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  • would be saved.
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  • And God says,
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  • That's important to me.
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  • That you need, number one,
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  • to be saved,
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  • and the most important thing
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  • that you can do
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  • once you get saved
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  • is to make sure
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  • that your family is saved.
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  • I don't want to get
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  • to heaven and say,
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  • I wish my son was here.
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  • I wish my dad was here,"
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  • or "I wish my mom was here.
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  • I wish my daughter was here,"
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  • or "my wife was here.
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  • I don't want to get to heaven
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  • and not have my family
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  • with me in heaven.
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  • So the most important thing
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  • for our life --
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  • the way that we become
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  • heroes in God's eyes
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  • is not just when we do
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  • some magnificent thing
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  • for His kingdom
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  • and for His glory,
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  • but when it becomes real
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  • and focused and it affects
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  • our own families.
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  • That is greatness
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  • in God's eyes.
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  • God thinks
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  • if you're getting
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  • your family saved
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  • that you're doing something
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  • just as great as Samson,
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  • just as great as Gideon,
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  • just as great as David,
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  • just as great as Abraham.
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  • If you are teaching
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  • and winning and bringing
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  • and causing your family
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  • to know who Jesus is, God says,
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  • "You're a family hero
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  • in My eyes,"
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  • and what you're doing
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  • is just as great as what
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  • all of those people did
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  • that I just described.
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  • They deserved to be
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  • in God's Hall of Fame,
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  • right next to people
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  • who did big, magnificent things.
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  • And all they did
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  • was win their families.
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  • First of all,
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  • I want us to look at Rahab.
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  • It's so shocking to see Rahab.
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  • And the Bible says it plain --
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  • the harlot; is mentioned
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  • in Hebrews 11.
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  • She was a harlot.
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  • She was a prostitute.
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  • She, in our modern times,
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  • would be a stripper
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  • or a dance, a lap dancer.
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  • And that's very plain
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  • and rude almost to say
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  • that in a public audience.
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  • And yet, God put that detail
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  • so that He could say to anybody
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  • listening to me
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  • that there is nothing
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  • in your family's background
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  • that is more powerful
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  • than God's grace
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  • and God's mercy,
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  • and it doesn't matter
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  • where you came from,
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  • God can turn you and your family
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  • into heroes
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  • for His kingdom's sake
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  • because Rahab
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  • didn't just get
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  • in Hebrews 11 as a harlot.
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  • When you find her in Matthew 1
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  • in the genealogy of Jesus,
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  • it doesn't say
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  • "the harlot Rahab",
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  • it just says Rahab.
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  • What happened?
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  • Grace covered her past
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  • and grace took a messed up,
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  • dysfunctional family
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  • and made them
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  • cause Jesus Christ,
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  • to play a part in Jesus Christ
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  • coming into the earth.
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  • You remember the story,
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  • the two spies.
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  • Everybody say, "Two spies".
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  • The two is the number
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  • of witnesses.
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  • The Bible said in Corinthians
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  • that "out of the mouth
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  • of two or three witnesses
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  • every word must be established",
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  • so two has to do with the fact
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  • that they were coming
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  • to her house
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  • and they realized
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  • that the king was on to them.
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  • They were spying out
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  • the city of Jericho
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  • before Joshua
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  • and his army took it.
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  • And when the king heard
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  • that there were strangers
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  • in the city,
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  • they knew they had to hide
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  • and they came
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  • to the harlot's house.
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  • And they said, "We are here
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  • and we need you to hide us
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  • in your house".
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  • And she said,
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  • "Let's make a deal".
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  • She said, "I will hide you
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  • in my house if you will give me
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  • what I ask you".
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  • And she could have asked
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  • for money,
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  • she could have asked for titles,
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  • she could have asked
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  • for property.
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  • She asked for none
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  • of those things.
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  • When she was able
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  • to ask whatever she wanted,
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  • notice what she asked for.
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  • She said, "I want you
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  • to save me and I want you
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  • to save all my household."
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  • And then she starts
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  • naming it in Joshua.
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  • She says, "I want you
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  • to save my father, my mother,
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  • my brothers, my..."
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  • Isn't that something?
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  • A prostitute
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  • has the audacity to say,
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  • "I know my family's messed up,
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  • I know I'm bad,
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  • I know we have
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  • a terrible reputation;
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  • but if I take you in,
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  • you represent the promise
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  • of household salvation
  • 00:08:50.230 --> 00:08:52.020
  • and if I hide you in my house,
  • 00:08:52.080 --> 00:08:55.080
  • if I hear the word
  • 00:08:55.080 --> 00:08:56.210
  • that says me and my house
  • 00:08:56.210 --> 00:08:58.040
  • can be saved
  • 00:08:58.040 --> 00:08:59.160
  • and I dare take you in
  • 00:08:59.160 --> 00:09:01.130
  • and hide you,
  • 00:09:01.130 --> 00:09:02.020
  • you've got to promise me
  • 00:09:02.020 --> 00:09:03.210
  • that you will save not only me
  • 00:09:03.210 --> 00:09:06.020
  • but I want all my family,
  • 00:09:06.020 --> 00:09:08.060
  • all of 'em in the house saved".
  • 00:09:08.060 --> 00:09:10.210
  • And they said,
  • 00:09:10.210 --> 00:09:11.150
  • "You let us out of this window
  • 00:09:11.150 --> 00:09:13.230
  • with a rope
  • 00:09:13.230 --> 00:09:15.190
  • and tie a scarlet cord
  • 00:09:15.190 --> 00:09:18.080
  • on the window
  • 00:09:18.080 --> 00:09:19.100
  • that you let us out of,"
  • 00:09:19.100 --> 00:09:20.270
  • and then, notice what they said,
  • 00:09:20.270 --> 00:09:22.130
  • "get your family in the house
  • 00:09:22.130 --> 00:09:24.160
  • and make sure they stay
  • 00:09:24.160 --> 00:09:25.270
  • in the house".
  • 00:09:25.270 --> 00:09:27.090
  • Your job is to fasten the cord.
  • 00:09:27.230 --> 00:09:30.230
  • That word fasten
  • 00:09:30.230 --> 00:09:31.260
  • means to nail it down.
  • 00:09:31.260 --> 00:09:33.280
  • And then, make sure you keep
  • 00:09:33.280 --> 00:09:36.050
  • your family in the house.
  • 00:09:36.050 --> 00:09:38.040
  • All she did
  • 00:09:38.040 --> 00:09:39.080
  • to be a family hero was got,
  • 00:09:39.080 --> 00:09:41.100
  • she got her family in the house.
  • 00:09:41.230 --> 00:09:44.230
  • And the house represents church.
  • 00:09:45.010 --> 00:09:48.010
  • And God says, "You are raised
  • 00:09:48.040 --> 00:09:51.040
  • to hero status if you can get
  • 00:09:51.060 --> 00:09:54.060
  • your family in the house,"
  • 00:09:54.060 --> 00:09:57.000
  • because in the house,
  • 00:09:57.000 --> 00:09:58.070
  • there's miracles
  • 00:09:58.070 --> 00:09:59.080
  • and in the house,
  • 00:09:59.080 --> 00:10:00.070
  • there's protection
  • 00:10:00.070 --> 00:10:01.100
  • and in the house,
  • 00:10:01.100 --> 00:10:02.200
  • under the blood,
  • 00:10:02.200 --> 00:10:03.220
  • the red scarlet cord,
  • 00:10:03.220 --> 00:10:05.230
  • there is salvation,
  • 00:10:05.230 --> 00:10:07.010
  • there is deliverance,
  • 00:10:07.010 --> 00:10:08.110
  • there is freedom,
  • 00:10:08.110 --> 00:10:09.150
  • there is all that you need.
  • 00:10:09.150 --> 00:10:12.000
  • But you've got to get 'em
  • 00:10:12.000 --> 00:10:13.030
  • in the house.
  • 00:10:13.030 --> 00:10:15.180
  • Parents, your job
  • 00:10:15.210 --> 00:10:18.210
  • is to get 'em in the house.
  • 00:10:19.090 --> 00:10:22.090
  • Church should not be optional.
  • 00:10:22.090 --> 00:10:24.120
  • Church is not something
  • 00:10:24.120 --> 00:10:25.240
  • you hit, skip, and miss.
  • 00:10:25.240 --> 00:10:27.090
  • Church is not something
  • 00:10:27.090 --> 00:10:29.100
  • that is the lesser
  • 00:10:29.100 --> 00:10:29.290
  • of the priorities.
  • 00:10:29.290 --> 00:10:31.240
  • This is life or death.
  • 00:10:31.240 --> 00:10:33.260
  • This is talking about
  • 00:10:33.260 --> 00:10:34.230
  • your family making it to heaven.
  • 00:10:34.230 --> 00:10:36.280
  • What could be more important?
  • 00:10:36.280 --> 00:10:38.200
  • Soccer isn't more important.
  • 00:10:38.200 --> 00:10:40.140
  • Ball games
  • 00:10:40.140 --> 00:10:41.030
  • aren't more important.
  • 00:10:41.030 --> 00:10:42.150
  • Nothing the world has to offer
  • 00:10:42.150 --> 00:10:44.040
  • is more important.
  • 00:10:44.040 --> 00:10:45.180
  • When you know that your family
  • 00:10:45.180 --> 00:10:47.180
  • is saved and you are saved,
  • 00:10:47.180 --> 00:10:49.120
  • you are a hero
  • 00:10:49.120 --> 00:10:51.280
  • and you are a success.
  • 00:10:51.280 --> 00:10:54.100
  • No matter what else
  • 00:10:54.100 --> 00:10:55.130
  • you don't do,
  • 00:10:55.130 --> 00:10:56.140
  • if you do that,
  • 00:10:56.140 --> 00:10:57.270
  • She was a hero.
  • 00:11:04.060 --> 00:11:06.140
  • She saved her family.
  • 00:11:06.140 --> 00:11:07.190
  • And all she did was make sure
  • 00:11:07.190 --> 00:11:08.180
  • they were in the house.
  • 00:11:08.180 --> 00:11:11.110
  • Are your kids in KidPak?
  • 00:11:11.110 --> 00:11:13.120
  • Your kids in Youth Group?
  • 00:11:13.120 --> 00:11:15.180
  • Your kids in --
  • 00:11:15.180 --> 00:11:16.230
  • Now, let me tell you
  • 00:11:16.230 --> 00:11:17.210
  • about another one --
  • 00:11:17.210 --> 00:11:18.180
  • Noah.
  • 00:11:18.180 --> 00:11:20.070
  • Noah didn't do
  • 00:11:20.070 --> 00:11:22.150
  • anything but save eight people
  • 00:11:22.150 --> 00:11:24.140
  • his whole life.
  • 00:11:24.140 --> 00:11:25.150
  • God gave him a commission
  • 00:11:25.150 --> 00:11:26.210
  • when he had 500 candles
  • 00:11:26.210 --> 00:11:28.030
  • on his birthday cake,
  • 00:11:28.030 --> 00:11:30.250
  • which tells me some of you
  • 00:11:30.250 --> 00:11:31.290
  • are sitting out there
  • 00:11:31.290 --> 00:11:32.150
  • and saying, "I waited too late,
  • 00:11:32.150 --> 00:11:34.110
  • I lived in sin,
  • 00:11:34.110 --> 00:11:34.270
  • I didn't bring 'em to church
  • 00:11:34.270 --> 00:11:35.220
  • and it's too late."
  • 00:11:35.220 --> 00:11:36.120
  • Not it's not.
  • 00:11:36.120 --> 00:11:37.010
  • Noah's got a message for you.
  • 00:11:37.010 --> 00:11:38.160
  • Noah was 500 when God said,
  • 00:11:38.160 --> 00:11:40.250
  • "I need you to build an ark
  • 00:11:40.250 --> 00:11:42.030
  • for the saving of your family".
  • 00:11:42.030 --> 00:11:44.190
  • His kids were grown.
  • 00:11:44.190 --> 00:11:47.030
  • And God said,
  • 00:11:47.030 --> 00:11:47.220
  • "It's never too late
  • 00:11:47.220 --> 00:11:48.190
  • to save your family".
  • 00:11:48.190 --> 00:11:50.070
  • It's never too late
  • 00:11:50.070 --> 00:11:51.040
  • to build an ark of safety.
  • 00:11:51.040 --> 00:11:53.010
  • It's never too late
  • 00:11:53.010 --> 00:11:54.060
  • to see God intervene and cleanse
  • 00:11:54.060 --> 00:11:56.190
  • your family of the sins
  • 00:11:56.190 --> 00:11:58.170
  • of generations.
  • 00:11:59.000 --> 00:12:02.020
  • And so, he said,
  • 00:12:02.020 --> 00:12:03.140
  • "God, what do You
  • 00:12:03.140 --> 00:12:04.010
  • want me to do,"
  • 00:12:04.010 --> 00:12:04.200
  • and God said,
  • 00:12:04.200 --> 00:12:05.090
  • "I want you to build an ark
  • 00:12:05.090 --> 00:12:07.220
  • for the saving of your family".
  • 00:12:07.220 --> 00:12:09.240
  • He had eight family members.
  • 00:12:09.240 --> 00:12:12.120
  • And I love the fact
  • 00:12:12.120 --> 00:12:13.080
  • that when he started
  • 00:12:13.080 --> 00:12:14.150
  • building that ark,
  • 00:12:14.150 --> 00:12:15.180
  • your Bible says
  • 00:12:15.180 --> 00:12:16.050
  • he made his children
  • 00:12:16.050 --> 00:12:17.150
  • get involved in ark building.
  • 00:12:17.150 --> 00:12:19.280
  • So the reason,
  • 00:12:19.280 --> 00:12:22.150
  • and the great thing
  • 00:12:22.150 --> 00:12:23.220
  • that he did,
  • 00:12:23.220 --> 00:12:24.120
  • and the reason he was a hero
  • 00:12:24.120 --> 00:12:26.040
  • is Rahab got her family
  • 00:12:26.040 --> 00:12:27.280
  • in the house, in the church,
  • 00:12:27.280 --> 00:12:30.090
  • but he got his family
  • 00:12:30.090 --> 00:12:31.220
  • involved in the work
  • 00:12:31.220 --> 00:12:33.050
  • of the church,
  • 00:12:33.050 --> 00:12:34.240
  • the work of the kingdom.
  • 00:12:34.240 --> 00:12:36.270
  • Every one of those children
  • 00:12:36.270 --> 00:12:37.260
  • grew up with a little hammer
  • 00:12:37.260 --> 00:12:39.030
  • and nail and saw.
  • 00:12:39.030 --> 00:12:41.120
  • And while other families
  • 00:12:41.120 --> 00:12:42.120
  • were preoccupied
  • 00:12:42.120 --> 00:12:43.150
  • with other things,
  • 00:12:43.150 --> 00:12:44.280
  • their children
  • 00:12:44.280 --> 00:12:45.160
  • were involved in building
  • 00:12:45.160 --> 00:12:46.280
  • the church, the ark.
  • 00:12:46.280 --> 00:12:49.240
  • They had 'em involved in KidPak.
  • 00:12:49.240 --> 00:12:51.140
  • They had 'em involved
  • 00:12:51.140 --> 00:12:52.000
  • in Youth Ministry.
  • 00:12:52.000 --> 00:12:53.010
  • They had 'em involved
  • 00:12:53.010 --> 00:12:54.090
  • in the music.
  • 00:12:54.090 --> 00:12:55.080
  • They had 'em involved
  • 00:12:55.080 --> 00:12:55.240
  • in the drama.
  • 00:12:55.240 --> 00:12:57.190
  • They had 'em involved
  • 00:12:57.190 --> 00:12:58.240
  • in all kinds of --
  • 00:12:58.240 --> 00:13:00.100
  • They had 'em running cameras.
  • 00:13:00.100 --> 00:13:02.010
  • That's what
  • 00:13:02.010 --> 00:13:03.060
  • I'm preaching to you.
  • 00:13:03.060 --> 00:13:04.000
  • One of the keys to seeing
  • 00:13:04.000 --> 00:13:05.250
  • your family saved
  • 00:13:05.250 --> 00:13:06.240
  • is get 'em involved.
  • 00:13:06.240 --> 00:13:09.210
  • Insist on it.
  • 00:13:09.210 --> 00:13:12.110
  • When I think
  • 00:13:12.110 --> 00:13:12.230
  • about boat-building,
  • 00:13:12.230 --> 00:13:14.250
  • I think about the fact
  • 00:13:14.250 --> 00:13:15.250
  • that if you're not building
  • 00:13:15.250 --> 00:13:18.200
  • that ark of salvation
  • 00:13:18.200 --> 00:13:19.280
  • every time you come to church,
  • 00:13:19.280 --> 00:13:21.170
  • every time you tithe,
  • 00:13:21.170 --> 00:13:22.200
  • every time you worship,
  • 00:13:22.200 --> 00:13:24.050
  • every time you prioritize
  • 00:13:24.050 --> 00:13:25.250
  • the Lord's Day
  • 00:13:25.250 --> 00:13:26.260
  • and you teach by example,
  • 00:13:26.260 --> 00:13:28.150
  • your children,
  • 00:13:28.150 --> 00:13:29.020
  • we go to church,
  • 00:13:29.020 --> 00:13:30.170
  • you're building an ark of safety
  • 00:13:30.170 --> 00:13:32.120
  • for your family.
  • 00:13:33.030 --> 00:13:36.030
  • I don't want my children,
  • 00:13:36.030 --> 00:13:37.250
  • when judgment comes
  • 00:13:37.250 --> 00:13:38.290
  • on this earth,
  • 00:13:38.290 --> 00:13:40.140
  • to be treading water
  • 00:13:40.140 --> 00:13:41.210
  • or grabbing for driftwood.
  • 00:13:41.210 --> 00:13:43.200
  • I want to have,
  • 00:13:43.200 --> 00:13:45.040
  • by the time I release them,
  • 00:13:45.040 --> 00:13:47.040
  • at least I provided an ark
  • 00:13:47.040 --> 00:13:49.190
  • of safety that they know
  • 00:13:49.190 --> 00:13:51.080
  • what truth is.
  • 00:13:53.230 --> 00:13:56.230
  • You see, that old boat
  • 00:13:56.270 --> 00:13:59.270
  • was rectangular.
  • 00:13:59.270 --> 00:14:01.120
  • It was ugly; 75 feet long --
  • 00:14:01.140 --> 00:14:04.140
  • God gave the design of it.
  • 00:14:04.140 --> 00:14:05.260
  • God didn't say
  • 00:14:05.260 --> 00:14:06.060
  • build it like you feel.
  • 00:14:06.060 --> 00:14:08.030
  • He said, "Here's how you do it;
  • 00:14:08.030 --> 00:14:09.060
  • do it exactly like
  • 00:14:09.060 --> 00:14:10.180
  • I tell you...70 feet long,
  • 00:14:10.180 --> 00:14:12.180
  • 45 feet wide, 35 feet high,
  • 00:14:12.240 --> 00:14:15.240
  • three decks not four.
  • 00:14:15.240 --> 00:14:17.160
  • If you build four,
  • 00:14:17.160 --> 00:14:18.050
  • it'll tip over.
  • 00:14:18.050 --> 00:14:19.050
  • I'm building this boat
  • 00:14:19.050 --> 00:14:20.120
  • for the storm.
  • 00:14:20.120 --> 00:14:22.070
  • I'm building this..."
  • 00:14:22.070 --> 00:14:23.230
  • This is the good
  • 00:14:23.230 --> 00:14:24.100
  • ol' gospel ship.
  • 00:14:24.100 --> 00:14:25.140
  • This ain't
  • 00:14:25.140 --> 00:14:25.270
  • the little cruise liner.
  • 00:14:25.270 --> 00:14:27.040
  • This isn't your little
  • 00:14:27.040 --> 00:14:27.250
  • party ship.
  • 00:14:27.250 --> 00:14:30.000
  • This is --
  • 00:14:30.000 --> 00:14:30.270
  • This one's built for the storms
  • 00:14:30.270 --> 00:14:33.180
  • that are going to come
  • 00:14:33.180 --> 00:14:34.070
  • to every family,
  • 00:14:34.070 --> 00:14:35.140
  • and you build this ark
  • 00:14:35.140 --> 00:14:36.170
  • and you'll survive the storm.
  • 00:14:36.170 --> 00:14:38.210
  • By the way, that ark
  • 00:14:38.210 --> 00:14:39.210
  • was pitched on the outside
  • 00:14:39.210 --> 00:14:42.020
  • with tar and on the inside.
  • 00:14:42.220 --> 00:14:45.220
  • Can you imagine?
  • 00:14:45.220 --> 00:14:47.000
  • I love the fact
  • 00:14:47.000 --> 00:14:47.230
  • that if it's pitched
  • 00:14:47.230 --> 00:14:48.260
  • on the outside,
  • 00:14:48.260 --> 00:14:50.060
  • you better have it
  • 00:14:50.060 --> 00:14:51.030
  • on the inside;
  • 00:14:51.030 --> 00:14:52.170
  • that if you want to see
  • 00:14:52.170 --> 00:14:53.160
  • your family saved,
  • 00:14:53.160 --> 00:14:54.140
  • what you're pitching publicly
  • 00:14:54.140 --> 00:14:56.120
  • better be what
  • 00:14:56.120 --> 00:14:57.100
  • you're living privately.
  • 00:14:57.100 --> 00:14:59.090
  • And it's not enough
  • 00:14:59.090 --> 00:15:00.090
  • to be sealed up on the outside
  • 00:15:00.090 --> 00:15:02.110
  • and come one day a week
  • 00:15:02.110 --> 00:15:04.150
  • on Sunday and raise your hands.
  • 00:15:04.150 --> 00:15:06.050
  • But if those kids
  • 00:15:06.050 --> 00:15:07.000
  • don't see you pitched
  • 00:15:07.000 --> 00:15:08.170
  • Monday through Saturday
  • 00:15:08.170 --> 00:15:10.010
  • and see you read the Bible
  • 00:15:10.010 --> 00:15:11.240
  • and see you pray
  • 00:15:11.240 --> 00:15:13.030
  • and see you call on Jesus --
  • 00:15:13.030 --> 00:15:14.200
  • Are you just pitched public ally
  • 00:15:14.200 --> 00:15:16.240
  • or are you pitched privately?
  • 00:15:17.130 --> 00:15:20.130
  • And I'm so thankful
  • 00:15:20.130 --> 00:15:22.000
  • that when Jesus
  • 00:15:22.000 --> 00:15:22.270
  • comes again in judgment
  • 00:15:22.270 --> 00:15:25.010
  • and covers this earth,
  • 00:15:25.010 --> 00:15:26.140
  • if we do what Noah did,
  • 00:15:26.140 --> 00:15:29.130
  • we too will rise.
  • 00:15:29.130 --> 00:15:31.040
  • But it won't be just us;
  • 00:15:31.040 --> 00:15:33.000
  • it will be our family.
  • 00:15:33.000 --> 00:15:35.170
  • And if I can get
  • 00:15:35.170 --> 00:15:36.120
  • my family to heaven,
  • 00:15:36.120 --> 00:15:37.210
  • I am a success.
  • 00:15:37.210 --> 00:15:40.030
  • It means more
  • 00:15:40.030 --> 00:15:40.280
  • to me than money.
  • 00:15:40.280 --> 00:15:42.290
  • It means more to me
  • 00:15:42.290 --> 00:15:44.080
  • than houses and land.
  • 00:15:44.080 --> 00:15:46.140
  • It means more to me than cars
  • 00:15:46.140 --> 00:15:48.150
  • and material things.
  • 00:15:48.150 --> 00:15:51.000
  • It means everything
  • 00:15:51.000 --> 00:15:52.270
  • to get my family
  • 00:15:52.270 --> 00:15:55.110
  • ready for the coming
  • 00:15:55.110 --> 00:15:56.230
  • of the Lord.
  • 00:15:56.230 --> 00:15:58.220
  • Clap your hands
  • 00:15:58.220 --> 00:15:59.050
  • and say amen, somebody.
  • 00:15:59.050 --> 00:16:01.250
  • He was a success
  • 00:16:03.000 --> 00:16:06.000
  • because he got his family
  • 00:16:06.000 --> 00:16:07.240
  • involved in the cause of God.
  • 00:16:07.240 --> 00:16:10.180
  • She was a success, Rahab,
  • 00:16:10.180 --> 00:16:13.050
  • because she got her family
  • 00:16:13.050 --> 00:16:15.100
  • in the house.
  • 00:16:15.100 --> 00:16:17.070
  • And lastly,
  • 00:16:17.070 --> 00:16:19.220
  • I want to talk about
  • 00:16:20.100 --> 00:16:23.100
  • Moses' parents
  • 00:16:23.230 --> 00:16:26.230
  • because the Bible said
  • 00:16:26.230 --> 00:16:28.210
  • that he had a father
  • 00:16:28.210 --> 00:16:29.200
  • and a mother --
  • 00:16:29.200 --> 00:16:30.090
  • We're given their names
  • 00:16:30.090 --> 00:16:31.010
  • in the book of Exodus.
  • 00:16:31.060 --> 00:16:34.060
  • I think the man's name
  • 00:16:34.060 --> 00:16:35.130
  • was Amram.
  • 00:16:35.130 --> 00:16:37.090
  • That was Moses' father.
  • 00:16:37.090 --> 00:16:39.280
  • And his mother
  • 00:16:39.280 --> 00:16:41.080
  • was named Jochebed.
  • 00:16:41.090 --> 00:16:44.090
  • They were phenomenal parents.
  • 00:16:44.090 --> 00:16:46.030
  • Now, listen to me.
  • 00:16:46.030 --> 00:16:47.140
  • All they did was when the,
  • 00:16:47.140 --> 00:16:50.060
  • Pharaoh put out a decree
  • 00:16:50.060 --> 00:16:52.200
  • to kill all the boys,
  • 00:16:52.200 --> 00:16:55.150
  • the Bible said
  • 00:16:55.150 --> 00:16:57.180
  • that they did not agree
  • 00:16:57.200 --> 00:17:00.220
  • like other families
  • 00:17:00.220 --> 00:17:02.160
  • to turn their child over,
  • 00:17:02.160 --> 00:17:04.150
  • but they hid him.
  • 00:17:06.170 --> 00:17:09.170
  • If you want to be a family hero,
  • 00:17:10.070 --> 00:17:13.070
  • hide your family.
  • 00:17:13.070 --> 00:17:15.050
  • Don't let their innocent
  • 00:17:15.050 --> 00:17:17.000
  • little ears and eyes be exposed.
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  • I know you can't
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  • hide 'em forever.
  • 00:17:20.270 --> 00:17:22.010
  • I know they're going to go off
  • 00:17:22.010 --> 00:17:23.180
  • and go to college
  • 00:17:23.180 --> 00:17:24.090
  • and all of that,
  • 00:17:24.090 --> 00:17:25.030
  • but in the formative years
  • 00:17:25.030 --> 00:17:26.260
  • that you have them,
  • 00:17:26.260 --> 00:17:28.090
  • you are to hide them.
  • 00:17:28.090 --> 00:17:31.070
  • You are to shelter them.
  • 00:17:31.070 --> 00:17:33.000
  • You are to guard them.
  • 00:17:33.000 --> 00:17:35.050
  • You are to make sure
  • 00:17:35.050 --> 00:17:37.030
  • that their eyes
  • 00:17:37.030 --> 00:17:38.030
  • and their ears and their mind,
  • 00:17:38.030 --> 00:17:39.240
  • their heart --
  • 00:17:39.240 --> 00:17:40.110
  • these little bitty children,
  • 00:17:40.110 --> 00:17:42.260
  • don't expose them to things
  • 00:17:42.260 --> 00:17:45.140
  • that they don't need to see
  • 00:17:45.180 --> 00:17:48.180
  • and they don't need to hear
  • 00:17:48.180 --> 00:17:50.050
  • and they don't need to know.
  • 00:17:50.050 --> 00:17:51.170
  • Keep them.
  • 00:17:51.170 --> 00:17:52.160
  • Hide them.
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  • Have some convictions.
  • 00:17:53.190 --> 00:17:55.060
  • Have something about you
  • 00:17:55.060 --> 00:17:57.050
  • that says we're going
  • 00:17:57.050 --> 00:17:59.050
  • to have some modesty,
  • 00:17:59.050 --> 00:18:00.110
  • we're going to have some purity.
  • 00:18:00.110 --> 00:18:02.000
  • Hide them from cussing
  • 00:18:02.000 --> 00:18:04.010
  • and filthy language
  • 00:18:04.010 --> 00:18:05.110
  • in your home.
  • 00:18:05.110 --> 00:18:06.130
  • Hide them
  • 00:18:06.130 --> 00:18:06.270
  • in those formative years.
  • 00:18:06.270 --> 00:18:08.230
  • And then she said,
  • 00:18:08.230 --> 00:18:09.290
  • at some point,
  • 00:18:09.290 --> 00:18:10.220
  • "I can't hide him anymore;
  • 00:18:10.220 --> 00:18:13.020
  • I've got to release him
  • 00:18:13.020 --> 00:18:13.240
  • into the Egyptian system.
  • 00:18:13.270 --> 00:18:16.270
  • But I'm going to make him
  • 00:18:16.270 --> 00:18:17.270
  • a little basket out of bulrush."
  • 00:18:21.010 --> 00:18:24.010
  • And bulrush is something
  • 00:18:24.010 --> 00:18:25.100
  • that alligators are allergic to.
  • 00:18:27.080 --> 00:18:30.080
  • And she said,
  • 00:18:30.080 --> 00:18:30.260
  • "I'm going to send him down
  • 00:18:30.260 --> 00:18:31.260
  • the river
  • 00:18:31.260 --> 00:18:32.260
  • into the Egyptian system;
  • 00:18:33.020 --> 00:18:36.020
  • but what I build and wrap around
  • 00:18:36.020 --> 00:18:37.290
  • in that little basket,
  • 00:18:37.290 --> 00:18:40.050
  • my faith, my prayers,
  • 00:18:40.050 --> 00:18:42.110
  • my lifestyle,
  • 00:18:42.110 --> 00:18:44.030
  • my example is going to so go
  • 00:18:44.180 --> 00:18:47.180
  • with him that when he gets
  • 00:18:47.180 --> 00:18:49.240
  • down there and they teach him
  • 00:18:49.240 --> 00:18:51.130
  • in Egypt there's 800 gods
  • 00:18:51.130 --> 00:18:53.110
  • and he ought to worship
  • 00:18:53.110 --> 00:18:54.070
  • all of 'em,
  • 00:18:54.070 --> 00:18:55.010
  • he's going to be the man
  • 00:18:55.010 --> 00:18:56.080
  • that will write,
  • 00:18:56.080 --> 00:18:57.170
  • 'In the beginning was God'.
  • 00:18:58.080 --> 00:19:01.100
  • He's going to be the man
  • 00:19:01.100 --> 00:19:02.150
  • that's going to write
  • 00:19:02.150 --> 00:19:03.100
  • in Deuteronomy 6,
  • 00:19:03.100 --> 00:19:04.160
  • 'Behold the Lord our God
  • 00:19:04.160 --> 00:19:06.040
  • is one Lord'."
  • 00:19:06.040 --> 00:19:07.270
  • He's going to be the one
  • 00:19:07.270 --> 00:19:09.140
  • that's going to write Genesis
  • 00:19:09.140 --> 00:19:11.020
  • and Exodus and Numbers,
  • 00:19:11.020 --> 00:19:12.290
  • the first five books
  • 00:19:12.290 --> 00:19:14.280
  • of the Bible
  • 00:19:14.280 --> 00:19:15.100
  • was written by Moses and
  • 00:19:15.100 --> 00:19:16.230
  • he was educated in Egypt
  • 00:19:16.230 --> 00:19:19.000
  • but the basket
  • 00:19:19.000 --> 00:19:20.000
  • that his mother built for him,
  • 00:19:20.000 --> 00:19:21.200
  • in the time that she hid him,
  • 00:19:21.200 --> 00:19:23.120
  • in the time
  • 00:19:23.120 --> 00:19:23.270
  • that she mentored him,
  • 00:19:23.270 --> 00:19:25.010
  • in the time
  • 00:19:25.010 --> 00:19:25.260
  • that she babysat him --
  • 00:19:25.260 --> 00:19:27.140
  • And she did
  • 00:19:27.140 --> 00:19:29.000
  • and I don't have time
  • 00:19:29.000 --> 00:19:29.250
  • to tell that.
  • 00:19:29.250 --> 00:19:30.140
  • Read your Bible.
  • 00:19:30.140 --> 00:19:31.060
  • But she got to keep him
  • 00:19:31.060 --> 00:19:32.210
  • and was paid
  • 00:19:32.210 --> 00:19:33.060
  • by Pharaoh's daughter
  • 00:19:33.060 --> 00:19:34.090
  • to keep him and feed him.
  • 00:19:35.190 --> 00:19:38.190
  • And she wasn't
  • 00:19:38.190 --> 00:19:39.030
  • just feeding him milk.
  • 00:19:39.030 --> 00:19:40.230
  • She was feeding him
  • 00:19:40.230 --> 00:19:41.090
  • and whispering,
  • 00:19:41.090 --> 00:19:42.040
  • "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus".
  • 00:19:42.040 --> 00:19:44.110
  • And it got in that boy;
  • 00:19:44.110 --> 00:19:45.250
  • and when he got old enough,
  • 00:19:45.250 --> 00:19:47.190
  • he said, "I'd rather
  • 00:19:47.190 --> 00:19:48.230
  • have the reproach
  • 00:19:48.230 --> 00:19:50.120
  • with God's people than to live
  • 00:19:50.120 --> 00:19:52.290
  • in the palace with Pharaoh."
  • 00:19:54.190 --> 00:19:57.190
  • Somebody shout right now
  • 00:19:57.190 --> 00:20:00.010
  • if you believe there's power
  • 00:20:00.010 --> 00:20:00.260
  • - I preached in South Africa
  • 00:20:07.230 --> 00:20:09.080
  • one time, and the pastor took me
  • 00:20:09.080 --> 00:20:11.110
  • and Cherise on a safari
  • 00:20:11.110 --> 00:20:13.260
  • after we preached
  • 00:20:13.260 --> 00:20:14.150
  • the conference.
  • 00:20:14.250 --> 00:20:17.250
  • And one thing they tell you
  • 00:20:17.250 --> 00:20:19.030
  • about gazelles
  • 00:20:19.030 --> 00:20:21.040
  • is they have a secret code
  • 00:20:21.040 --> 00:20:23.170
  • to the fawns,
  • 00:20:23.170 --> 00:20:25.020
  • their babies, the baby deer;
  • 00:20:27.170 --> 00:20:30.170
  • that the adults
  • 00:20:30.170 --> 00:20:31.110
  • have little spots
  • 00:20:31.110 --> 00:20:33.020
  • or brown places on their ears,
  • 00:20:33.020 --> 00:20:35.120
  • on the back of their ears.
  • 00:20:35.120 --> 00:20:38.070
  • And the reason that is so
  • 00:20:38.070 --> 00:20:40.240
  • is because when
  • 00:20:40.240 --> 00:20:42.190
  • they're in high grass
  • 00:20:42.190 --> 00:20:45.120
  • and sometimes
  • 00:20:45.120 --> 00:20:45.260
  • that grass grows up
  • 00:20:45.260 --> 00:20:47.130
  • this high where they feed,
  • 00:20:47.200 --> 00:20:50.200
  • that they can just,
  • 00:20:50.200 --> 00:20:51.190
  • the parents --
  • 00:20:51.190 --> 00:20:52.070
  • Look at me just a moment.
  • 00:20:52.070 --> 00:20:53.070
  • The parents can blend
  • 00:20:53.070 --> 00:20:54.260
  • into the atmosphere
  • 00:20:54.260 --> 00:20:56.030
  • or the environment
  • 00:20:56.030 --> 00:20:57.040
  • so much so
  • 00:20:57.040 --> 00:20:58.170
  • that the little fawns
  • 00:20:58.170 --> 00:21:00.130
  • can't see their,
  • 00:21:00.130 --> 00:21:03.060
  • the mother deer
  • 00:21:03.060 --> 00:21:04.140
  • and the father deer.
  • 00:21:04.140 --> 00:21:06.230
  • But if they have those marks
  • 00:21:06.230 --> 00:21:08.080
  • of distinction,
  • 00:21:08.080 --> 00:21:09.100
  • when they lift their head
  • 00:21:09.100 --> 00:21:11.060
  • and perk up their ears,
  • 00:21:11.060 --> 00:21:13.150
  • they know there's a lion
  • 00:21:13.150 --> 00:21:15.130
  • approaching and they will stop
  • 00:21:15.130 --> 00:21:17.290
  • and quickly shift directions.
  • 00:21:17.290 --> 00:21:19.280
  • And even though it's hard
  • 00:21:19.280 --> 00:21:22.120
  • to see them
  • 00:21:22.120 --> 00:21:23.080
  • because of the environment
  • 00:21:23.080 --> 00:21:24.080
  • they're in,
  • 00:21:24.080 --> 00:21:24.250
  • those marks of distinction
  • 00:21:24.250 --> 00:21:26.240
  • save the next generation of deer
  • 00:21:28.130 --> 00:21:31.130
  • because the parents
  • 00:21:31.130 --> 00:21:32.110
  • have marks of distinction.
  • 00:21:33.000 --> 00:21:36.000
  • From the lion, they're saved.
  • 00:21:37.270 --> 00:21:40.270
  • Do you, mom and dad,
  • 00:21:40.270 --> 00:21:43.020
  • have marks of distinction
  • 00:21:43.140 --> 00:21:46.140
  • that the little ones
  • 00:21:46.140 --> 00:21:47.260
  • that are following you --
  • 00:21:47.260 --> 00:21:48.250
  • Do you have a walk with God?
  • 00:21:48.250 --> 00:21:51.150
  • Do you have a sanctified
  • 00:21:51.150 --> 00:21:54.090
  • something about you
  • 00:21:54.090 --> 00:21:56.000
  • that when it's all said
  • 00:21:56.000 --> 00:21:57.020
  • and done,
  • 00:21:57.020 --> 00:21:57.200
  • they've seen Jesus
  • 00:21:57.200 --> 00:21:58.170
  • and the example that you follow,
  • 00:21:58.210 --> 00:22:01.230
  • that flees from evil?
  • 00:22:02.200 --> 00:22:05.200
  • Is it being --
  • 00:22:05.200 --> 00:22:07.160
  • Is it being transferred
  • 00:22:07.160 --> 00:22:10.100
  • to a new generation?
  • 00:22:10.190 --> 00:22:13.190
  • You need marks of distinction
  • 00:22:13.190 --> 00:22:15.170
  • that you've been --
  • 00:22:15.170 --> 00:22:16.170
  • The Bible said they took note
  • 00:22:16.170 --> 00:22:17.140
  • of the disciples.
  • 00:22:17.140 --> 00:22:18.150
  • They had been with Jesus.
  • 00:22:18.190 --> 00:22:21.190
  • Whatever the faults are,
  • 00:22:21.190 --> 00:22:22.250
  • and there are many in this dad
  • 00:22:22.250 --> 00:22:24.140
  • and in this husband,
  • 00:22:24.140 --> 00:22:27.080
  • when it's all said and done,
  • 00:22:27.080 --> 00:22:28.080
  • nobody who's lived with me --
  • 00:22:28.080 --> 00:22:30.130
  • and I'm not bragging on myself,
  • 00:22:30.130 --> 00:22:31.270
  • it's the grace of God --
  • 00:22:31.270 --> 00:22:33.020
  • but I can honestly say
  • 00:22:33.020 --> 00:22:34.180
  • I've done my best to live a life
  • 00:22:36.110 --> 00:22:39.110
  • that has marks of distinction
  • 00:22:39.110 --> 00:22:41.140
  • that daddy loved God,
  • 00:22:41.140 --> 00:22:43.260
  • daddy loved God supremely,
  • 00:22:43.280 --> 00:22:46.280
  • daddy lived what he preached,
  • 00:22:46.280 --> 00:22:49.220
  • he didn't pitch
  • 00:22:49.220 --> 00:22:50.160
  • something public ally
  • 00:22:50.160 --> 00:22:51.240
  • and live something
  • 00:22:51.240 --> 00:22:52.230
  • different privately.
  • 00:22:53.150 --> 00:22:56.150
  • And when I'm dead and gone,
  • 00:22:56.150 --> 00:22:58.110
  • my children will have seen
  • 00:22:58.110 --> 00:23:00.090
  • marks of distinction on me
  • 00:23:00.090 --> 00:23:03.020
  • and on their mother.
  • 00:23:03.020 --> 00:23:05.180
  • How 'bout you?
  • 00:23:05.180 --> 00:23:08.070
  • How 'bout you?
  • 00:23:08.070 --> 00:23:10.130
  • Your starting that being
  • 00:23:10.130 --> 00:23:11.260
  • in service right here,
  • 00:23:11.260 --> 00:23:13.070
  • right now.
  • 00:23:13.210 --> 00:23:16.210
  • And God's looking
  • 00:23:16.290 --> 00:23:19.290
  • for family heroes.
  • 00:23:19.290 --> 00:23:22.190
  • It just takes one.
  • 00:23:22.190 --> 00:23:25.160
  • It just takes one
  • 00:23:25.160 --> 00:23:27.060
  • to begin a miracle in a family,
  • 00:23:27.220 --> 00:23:30.220
  • and He's calling you
  • 00:23:30.220 --> 00:23:32.000
  • - As you've watched
  • 00:23:41.130 --> 00:23:41.280
  • this program today,
  • 00:23:41.280 --> 00:23:44.130
  • I don't believe that
  • 00:23:44.130 --> 00:23:45.070
  • God is finished with you;
  • 00:23:45.070 --> 00:23:47.110
  • He's a God of restoration.
  • 00:23:47.110 --> 00:23:49.080
  • He's here to restore you,
  • 00:23:49.080 --> 00:23:50.220
  • to heal you, to love you.
  • 00:23:50.220 --> 00:23:53.220
  • You can be so forgiven,
  • 00:23:53.220 --> 00:23:55.290
  • that the Book of Romans said,
  • 00:23:55.290 --> 00:23:57.130
  • "There is now no condemnation
  • 00:23:57.130 --> 00:24:00.020
  • to those who have entered
  • 00:24:00.020 --> 00:24:01.040
  • in to Christ Jesus,
  • 00:24:01.040 --> 00:24:02.220
  • and what He did on the cross."
  • 00:24:02.220 --> 00:24:04.210
  • I want you to pray with me,
  • 00:24:04.210 --> 00:24:05.240
  • right now -- just,
  • 00:24:05.240 --> 00:24:06.180
  • right where you are,
  • 00:24:06.180 --> 00:24:07.190
  • say these words:
  • 00:24:07.190 --> 00:24:08.210
  • "Jesus, forgive me, cleanse me;
  • 00:24:09.250 --> 00:24:12.250
  • I need You in my life,
  • 00:24:12.250 --> 00:24:14.100
  • heal me, restore me,
  • 00:24:14.100 --> 00:24:17.100
  • and today, I confess my sins,
  • 00:24:17.100 --> 00:24:19.110
  • and I thank You for giving me
  • 00:24:19.110 --> 00:24:21.250
  • the freedom of grace and love
  • 00:24:22.160 --> 00:24:25.160
  • that I don't deserve,
  • 00:24:25.160 --> 00:24:26.290
  • and I have I not earned,
  • 00:24:26.290 --> 00:24:28.170
  • but You freely give it,
  • 00:24:28.170 --> 00:24:30.110
  • and I receive it,
  • 00:24:30.110 --> 00:24:32.020
  • in Jesus' name, amen."
  • 00:24:32.250 --> 00:24:35.250
  • One of the ministries
  • 00:24:35.250 --> 00:24:36.130
  • of our church is called
  • 00:24:36.130 --> 00:24:37.250
  • New Beginnings.
  • 00:24:37.250 --> 00:24:39.090
  • It is founded and headed by
  • 00:24:39.090 --> 00:24:41.280
  • a special woman of God,
  • 00:24:41.280 --> 00:24:43.050
  • named Sharon Thompson.
  • 00:24:43.050 --> 00:24:45.000
  • This is a ministry we support
  • 00:24:45.000 --> 00:24:46.230
  • and've been supporting
  • 00:24:46.230 --> 00:24:47.190
  • for many years,
  • 00:24:47.190 --> 00:24:48.260
  • to help women
  • 00:24:48.260 --> 00:24:50.170
  • who're bound by addiction,
  • 00:24:50.170 --> 00:24:52.010
  • find freedom.
  • 00:24:52.010 --> 00:24:53.100
  • More and more,
  • 00:24:53.100 --> 00:24:54.070
  • we're seeing young girls
  • 00:24:54.070 --> 00:24:56.050
  • show up, needing help,
  • 00:24:56.050 --> 00:24:57.250
  • needing a program
  • 00:24:57.250 --> 00:24:59.140
  • to get their lives
  • 00:24:59.140 --> 00:25:00.200
  • straightened out.
  • 00:25:00.200 --> 00:25:01.260
  • By God's grace,
  • 00:25:01.260 --> 00:25:03.020
  • this unique ministry
  • 00:25:03.020 --> 00:25:04.240
  • is making a powerful difference,
  • 00:25:04.240 --> 00:25:07.110
  • literally, saving lives,
  • 00:25:07.110 --> 00:25:10.040
  • but they urgently
  • 00:25:10.040 --> 00:25:10.250
  • need a new dormitory,
  • 00:25:10.250 --> 00:25:12.240
  • for the youngest
  • 00:25:12.240 --> 00:25:13.280
  • in their care;
  • 00:25:13.280 --> 00:25:15.010
  • the 12 to 17 year-old girls.
  • 00:25:15.080 --> 00:25:18.080
  • It will take
  • 00:25:18.080 --> 00:25:19.170
  • a total of $300.000
  • 00:25:19.170 --> 00:25:21.180
  • to construct girls' dorm.
  • 00:25:21.180 --> 00:25:23.230
  • Lemme hear from you.
  • 00:25:23.230 --> 00:25:24.260
  • I'm believing with you,
  • 00:25:24.260 --> 00:25:26.190
  • that as you sow today,
  • 00:25:26.190 --> 00:25:28.150
  • God will bless you for the thing
  • 00:25:28.150 --> 00:25:31.020
  • that you do for others.
  • 00:25:31.020 --> 00:25:32.220
  • Here's my announcer
  • 00:25:32.220 --> 00:25:33.230
  • to tell you more of
  • 00:25:33.230 --> 00:25:35.100
  • how you can be a part
  • 00:25:35.100 --> 00:25:36.270
  • - ANNOUNCER: Alcohol
  • 00:25:38.180 --> 00:25:39.030
  • and drug abuse
  • 00:25:39.030 --> 00:25:39.240
  • is a devastating epidemic
  • 00:25:39.240 --> 00:25:41.090
  • in the United States today
  • 00:25:41.090 --> 00:25:42.210
  • with young girls and women
  • 00:25:42.210 --> 00:25:43.270
  • becoming the fastest-growing
  • 00:25:43.270 --> 00:25:45.080
  • demographic.
  • 00:25:45.080 --> 00:25:46.000
  • Nearly 5.000.000 women
  • 00:25:46.000 --> 00:25:47.190
  • over the age of 12
  • 00:25:47.190 --> 00:25:48.190
  • have a substance abuse problem
  • 00:25:48.190 --> 00:25:50.020
  • and over 200.000 of them
  • 00:25:50.020 --> 00:25:51.200
  • die each year
  • 00:25:51.200 --> 00:25:52.140
  • due to their additions.
  • 00:25:52.140 --> 00:25:53.200
  • These women need your help.
  • 00:25:53.200 --> 00:25:55.140
  • This month, we're partnering
  • 00:25:55.140 --> 00:25:56.260
  • with New Beginnings
  • 00:25:56.260 --> 00:25:57.290
  • to build a dormitory
  • 00:25:57.290 --> 00:25:59.010
  • for teenage girls
  • 00:25:59.010 --> 00:26:00.030
  • struggling with addiction.
  • 00:26:00.030 --> 00:26:01.130
  • Your generosity will assist
  • 00:26:01.130 --> 00:26:02.260
  • in building this new dorm
  • 00:26:02.260 --> 00:26:03.290
  • as well as giving
  • 00:26:03.290 --> 00:26:04.240
  • recovery, hope,
  • 00:26:04.240 --> 00:26:05.170
  • and the life-changing
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  • message of Jesus.
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