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Dr. Emerson Eggerichs | The 4 Wills of God

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August 26, 2019
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Dr. Emerson Eggerichs | The 4 Wills of God

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  • Announcer: ARE YOU STRUGGLING
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  • TO FIND GOD'S WILL FOR YOUR LIFE?
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  • - AND EACH OF US, AS WE GO THROUGH THESE SEASONS
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  • HAVE THAT POSTURE, LORD, WHAT NEXT?
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  • AND HOW DO WE MAKE SENSE OF IT?
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  • ONE OF THE THINGS I SAY IS IF YOU'RE NOT CLEAR,
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  • ARE YOU TRUSTING CHRIST ACTIVELY?
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  • ARE YOU WALKING IN MORAL PURITY?
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  • ARE YOU GIVING THANKS TO HIM?
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  • AND ARE YOU SUBMITTING AND DOING WHAT'S RIGHT?
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  • IF SO, RELAX! YOU'RE IN THE CENTER OF HIS WILL.
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  • HOW CAN YOU MISS HIS WILL
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  • WHEN YOU'RE DOING HIS WILL?
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  • Announcer: EMERSON EGGERICHS NEXT!
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  • James: THANK YOU.
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  • YOU MAKE US FEEL WELCOME.
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  • WE WELCOME YOU.
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  • I'M JAMES ROBISON;
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  • BETTY AND I WELCOME YOU
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  • EMERSON EGGERICHS IS WITH US.
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  • HE IS A GREAT
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  • MARRIAGE COUNSELOR.
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  • HE AND HIS WIFE
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  • WILL DO SOME OF THOSE
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  • LOVE AND RESPECT SEMINARS.
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  • THAT WAS A BESTSELLING BOOK,
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  • LOVE AND RESPECT .
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  • I'M HOLDING UP
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  • THIS NEW ONE HERE
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  • AND IT JUST HAS A TITLE THAT
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  • JUST KIND OF MAY STUMP YOU.
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  • BUT LOOK AT IT.
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  • IT IS A NICE LOOKING BOOK.
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  • IT SAYS: THE 4 WILLS OF GOD .
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  • I THINK MY FIRST RESPONSE
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  • WOULD BE, HE'S ONLY GOT FOUR?
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  • YOU GO TO CHURCH
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  • AND IT IS LIKE HUNDREDS.
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  • IT IS NOT THE "WILLS OF GOD,"
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  • "THE RULES OF GOD."
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  • SO HE SAID THE 4 WILLS OF GOD .
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  • WHEN YOU HAVE COUNSELED
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  • AS MANY PEOPLE AS HE HAS
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  • AND YOU'VE IMPACTED MARRIAGES,
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  • WHICH SOMETIMES
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  • THEY'RE TOUGH TO IMPACT,
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  • AND YOU'VE BEEN EFFECTIVE
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  • AND THEN YOU COME UP
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  • WITH SOMETHING LIKE THIS,
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  • I THINK IT IS WORTH
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  • INQUIRING ABOUT.
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  • WOULD YOU WELCOME
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  • EMERSON EGGERICHS
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  • BACK TO LIFE TODAY ?
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  • EMERSON, GOOD TO SEE YOU.
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  • Emerson: GOOD TO BE BACK.
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  • James: WE'RE GLAD TO HAVE YOU.
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  • I WAS COMMENTING
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  • ON YOUR SHOES.
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  • HOLD THEM UP.
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  • PUT YOUR FOOT UP HERE.
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  • Emerson: IT IS YOUR BOOTS
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  • THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT.
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  • James: IT IS THE COLOR.
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  • Emerson: I WANT TO HAVE BOOTS
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  • LIKE YOURS.
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  • IT SAYS "KING RANCH" ON IT.
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  • James: IT DOES. THIS IS TEXAS
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  • BUT LET ME SEE YOUR SHOES.
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  • WHAT'S THAT?
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  • Emerson: I THINK
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  • THOSE ARE ITALIAN.
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  • MY WIFE BOUGHT THEM FOR ME
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  • BUT I'M NOT SURE.
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  • IT'S MORE THESE SOCKS
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  • THAT YOU REALLY LIKE.
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  • James: YOU CALL THEM
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  • "MICHIGAN BOOTS."
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  • Emerson: WELL, MICHIGAN SHOES.
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  • I WAS JUST COMPARING
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  • TO YOUR TEXAS BOOTS,
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  • I'M FROM MICHIGAN.
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  • James: I GOTCHA.
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  • THAT'S FINE. THAT'S WONDERFUL.
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  • IT'S OKAY TO BE FROM TEXAS.
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  • Emerson: IT IS. IT IS!
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  • James: I SAID
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  • TO A BIG CROWD ONE TIME,
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  • "MAN, TEXAS IS A GREAT PLACE!
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  • ALL WE NEED IS A LITTLE BIT
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  • MORE WATER AND LITTLE MORE
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  • AIR CONDITIONING."
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  • A GUY SHOUTED,
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  • "MAN, THAT'S ALL HELL NEEDS!"
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  • [Laughter]
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  • THAT TOOK CARE
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  • OF THE BRAGGING TEXAN
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  • RIGHT THERE.
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  • THE 4 WILLS OF GOD .
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  • OKAY, MAN, YOU'VE BEEN
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  • WRITING LOVE AND RESPECT
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  • AND NOW YOU'RE TRIED
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  • TO NARROW IT DOWN. EXPLAIN.
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  • Emerson: WELL, I THINK
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  • IS THAT I WAS A PASTOR
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  • FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS
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  • AND THE CALL ON MY MINISTRY
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  • WAS TO STUDY THE BIBLE
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  • AND I DID THAT
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  • FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS.
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  • NOW IT IS NOT BECAUSE OF
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  • ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE FACT
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  • THAT I'M SLOW SO THEY NEEDED
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  • TO GIVE ME MORE TIME.
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  • BUT THE LOVE
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  • AND RESPECT MESSAGE
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  • CAME OUT OF THAT STUDY.
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  • I SAW SOMETHING IN THE BIBLE
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  • THAT I HADN'T SEEN.
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  • IT WASN'T LIKE I WAS GOING TO
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  • LAUNCH A MARRIAGE CONFERENCE.
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  • SARAH AND I DIDN'T THINK,
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  • OH LET'S START
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  • A MARRIAGE CONFERENCE.
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  • I SAW SOMETHING IN THE BIBLE.
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  • I'M MORE OF
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  • A SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGIAN
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  • AND I LOOKED AT EVERYTHING
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  • THE BIBLE SAID ABOUT MARRIAGE.
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  • WELL, FOR 40 YEARS I KNEW
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  • OF FOUR PASSAGES THAT SAY,
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  • "THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD."
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  • NOW WE KNOW THERE'S MORE
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  • TO THE WILL OF GOD
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  • THAN THESE FOUR
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  • BUT THESE FOUR IDENTIFY
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  • GOD'S WILL VERY SPECIFICALLY.
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  • THEY'RE UNPARALLELED.
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  • THEY'RE MATCHLESS.
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  • IT IS ALMOST LIKE GOD HAS
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  • HIGHLIGHTED THESE IN GOLD
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  • AND SAID, "START HERE."
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  • PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK,
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  • "WELL, ISN'T THERE MORE
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  • TO THE WILL OF GOD
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  • THAN THESE FOUR WILLS?"
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  • ABSOLUTELY! BUT I KNOW FOR ME,
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  • IF I IGNORE THOSE FOUR
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  • THAT'S THE WAY IT WORKS OUT.
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  • BUT IT IS LIKE START HERE.
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  • AND FOR 40 YEARS
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  • PEOPLE HAVE COME TO ME
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  • AND THESE FOUR SEEMED TO HIT
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  • ALMOST ALL THE ISSUES.
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  • I'VE SPOKEN ON THIS TOPIC
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  • IN SOME CHURCHES AND PASTORS
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  • OF THESE LARGE CHURCHES SAY,
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  • "THESE ARE THE FOUR REASONS
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  • PEOPLE COME TO US
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  • FOR PASTORAL COUNSELING.
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  • IT IS LIKE
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  • THE LORD UNDERSTOOD THIS.
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  • AND HE IS SAYING,
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  • "IF YOU START HERE,
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  • IF YOU RESPOND
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  • TO MY UNIVERSAL WILL,
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  • IF YOU FOLLOW THIS
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO EXPERIENCE
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  • MY UNIQUE WILL FOR YOU."
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  • AND THAT'S BASED IN PART
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  • ON FIRST JOHN 3:22
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  • IN WHATEVER WE ASK
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  • WE RECEIVE FROM HIM BECAUSE
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  • WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS
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  • AND DO THE THINGS
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  • THAT ARE PLEASING TO HIM.
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  • THERE YOU SEE
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  • "DO" IS UNIVERSAL,
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  • EXPERIENCE THE UNIQUE,
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  • YOU FOLLOW THAT VERSE.
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  • ASK WHATEVER YOU WANT
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  • UNIQUELY BUT IF YOU'VE
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  • BEEN KEEPING THE FOUR WILLS
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  • OR THE FULL WILL OF GOD,
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  • GOD IS GOING TO RESPOND
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  • TO YOU PERSONALLY.
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  • BUT THAT CAN BE OVERWHELMING.
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  • DO I HAVE TO KEEP EVERYTHING?
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  • THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT,
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  • THE TEN COMMANDMENTS --
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  • I GET OVERWHELMED.
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  • SO IT IS LIKE, "JUST RELAX,"
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  • I SAY TO PEOPLE.
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  • "LET'S JUST START
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  • WITH THESE FOUR
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  • AND LET'S ALIGN
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  • WITH THESE FOUR
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  • AND THEN THE THINGS
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  • THAT ARE ON YOUR HEART,
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  • LET'S PRAY ABOUT THAT AND
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  • LET'S SEE IF THE LORD DOESN'T
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  • UNIQUELY RESPOND TO YOU.
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  • I CAN'T PROMISE THAT
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  • BUT LET'S BEGIN HERE
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  • AND LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS."
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  • James: COULD YOU
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  • JUST NAME THE FOUR
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  • AND THEN LET'S EXPOUND THEM
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  • A LITTLE BIT?
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  • Emerson: JOHN 6:40
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  • JESUS SAID, "THIS IS
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  • THE WILL OF MY FATHER
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  • THAT EVERYONE
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  • WHO BEHOLDS THE SON
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  • AND BELIEVES IN HIM
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  • WILL HAVE ETERNAL LIFE;
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  • AND I MYSELF WILL RAISE HIM UP
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  • ON THE LAST DAY."
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  • SO JESUS IDENTIFIES
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  • THE WILL OF THE FATHER
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  • AS BELIEVING IN JESUS CHRIST,
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  • FIRST ONE.
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  • FIRST THESSALONIANS 4:3
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  • THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD,
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  • YOUR SANCTIFICATION
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  • THAT YOU ABSTAIN
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  • FROM SEXUAL IMMORALITY.
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  • SO THE IDEA OF MORAL PURITY.
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  • JESUS SAID, "THE PURE IN HEART
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  • WILL SEE GOD."
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  • THEN FIRST THESSALONIANS 5:18
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  • IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS
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  • FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD
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  • FOR YOU IN CHRIST JESUS.
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  • THE GIVING OF THANKS.
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  • THEN PETER SAID
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  • IN FIRST PETER SECOND CHAPTER,
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  • VERSES 13 THROUGH 15:
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  • HE SAID, "SUBMIT YOURSELVES
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  • TO EVERY HUMAN INSTITUTION,
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  • WHETHER TO A KING,
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  • AS THE ONE IN AUTHORITY
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  • OR TO HIS GOVERNORS WHO
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  • OR TO BASICALLY
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  • REWARD THOSE WHO DO RIGHT.
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  • AND THEN PETER SAID,
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  • "FOR SUCH IS THE WILL OF GOD
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  • THAT IN DOING RIGHT
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  • YOU SILENCE THE IGNORANCE
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  • OF FOOLISH MEN.
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  • SO I PUT THIS TOGETHER
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  • IN A VERY SIMPLE ACRONYM
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  • CALLED BAGS, B-A-G-S.
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  • THIS IS THE GODLY BAGGAGE
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  • THAT I SHOULD CARRY:
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  • BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST,
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  • ABSTAIN FROM SEXUAL SIN,
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  • GIVE THANKS IN EVERYTHING,
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  • AND SUBMIT IN DOING RIGHT.
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  • IF WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT THAT,
  • 00:06:48.140 --> 00:06:51.000
  • NONE OF US DO IT PERFECTLY,
  • 00:06:51.000 --> 00:06:52.200
  • BUT IF OUR HEARTS ARE THERE,
  • 00:06:52.200 --> 00:06:54.130
  • WE'RE NOT GOING TO MISS
  • 00:06:54.130 --> 00:06:55.260
  • THE WILL OF GOD,
  • 00:06:55.260 --> 00:06:57.030
  • WE'RE DOING HIS WILL.
  • 00:06:57.030 --> 00:06:58.120
  • BUT QUITE OFTEN THEN
  • 00:06:58.120 --> 00:06:59.180
  • IF WE RESPOND
  • 00:06:59.180 --> 00:07:00.240
  • TO WHAT IS ON HIS HEART,
  • 00:07:00.240 --> 00:07:02.030
  • HE WILL RESPOND TO US
  • 00:07:02.030 --> 00:07:03.100
  • BASED ON WHAT IS ON OUR HEART.
  • 00:07:03.100 --> 00:07:05.110
  • AND IF HE DOES NOT,
  • 00:07:05.110 --> 00:07:06.220
  • THE SECOND PART
  • 00:07:06.220 --> 00:07:07.270
  • OF THE SUBTITLE,
  • 00:07:07.270 --> 00:07:09.000
  • THE 4 WILLS OF GOD:
  • 00:07:09.000 --> 00:07:10.090
  • "THE WAY HE DIRECTS OUR STEPS
  • 00:07:10.090 --> 00:07:13.010
  • BUT FREES US
  • 00:07:13.010 --> 00:07:14.110
  • TO DIRECT OUR OWN."
  • 00:07:14.110 --> 00:07:15.220
  • IF I'VE BEEN PRAYING
  • 00:07:15.220 --> 00:07:16.270
  • ABOUT THESE THINGS
  • 00:07:16.270 --> 00:07:18.010
  • AND SHOULD I GO
  • 00:07:18.010 --> 00:07:19.030
  • TO DOOR A OR DOOR B
  • 00:07:19.030 --> 00:07:20.070
  • AND THE LORD IS NOT REVEALING
  • 00:07:20.070 --> 00:07:21.090
  • HIS UNIQUE WILL TO ME,
  • 00:07:21.090 --> 00:07:22.110
  • WHAT DO I DO?
  • 00:07:22.110 --> 00:07:23.140
  • IF YOU'RE DOING THESE FOUR,
  • 00:07:23.140 --> 00:07:24.190
  • YOU'RE KIND OF FREE.
  • 00:07:24.190 --> 00:07:26.100
  • YOU'RE FREE TO GO TO A OR B
  • 00:07:26.100 --> 00:07:28.210
  • AS LONG AS YOU CONTINUE
  • 00:07:28.210 --> 00:07:29.290
  • TO RESPOND TO THESE FOUR.
  • 00:07:29.290 --> 00:07:31.250
  • YOU'RE NOT GOING
  • 00:07:31.250 --> 00:07:33.000
  • TO MISS HIS WILL,
  • 00:07:33.000 --> 00:07:34.040
  • YOU'RE DOING HIS WILL.
  • 00:07:34.040 --> 00:07:35.080
  • MY DAUGHTER JOY IS THE ONE
  • 00:07:35.080 --> 00:07:36.160
  • THAT REALLY WANTED ME
  • 00:07:36.160 --> 00:07:37.220
  • TO WRITE THIS BOOK
  • 00:07:37.220 --> 00:07:38.290
  • AND GET IT OUT THERE BECAUSE
  • 00:07:38.290 --> 00:07:40.050
  • SHE HERSELF EXPERIENCED
  • 00:07:40.050 --> 00:07:41.130
  • THIS MESSAGE
  • 00:07:41.130 --> 00:07:42.220
  • AND HOW IT LIBERATED HER.
  • 00:07:42.220 --> 00:07:44.180
  • SHE SAID, "DAD, YOU NEED
  • 00:07:44.180 --> 00:07:45.280
  • TO GET THIS MESSAGE OUT
  • 00:07:45.280 --> 00:07:47.010
  • BECAUSE SO MUCH CHRISTIANS ARE
  • 00:07:47.010 --> 00:07:48.040
  • FEARFUL OF MISSING HIS WILL
  • 00:07:48.040 --> 00:07:49.140
  • AND THIS JUST FREES YOU UP."
  • 00:07:49.140 --> 00:07:50.250
  • IF YOU'RE DOING HIS WILL
  • 00:07:50.250 --> 00:07:52.000
  • HOW ARE YOU GOING
  • 00:07:52.000 --> 00:07:53.060
  • TO MISS HIS WILL?
  • 00:07:53.060 --> 00:07:54.120
  • RELAX. BUT QUITE OFTEN THEN
  • 00:07:54.120 --> 00:07:55.220
  • WHEN WE FOLLOW THESE FOUR,
  • 00:07:55.220 --> 00:07:56.270
  • UNIQUE EXCITING THINGS
  • 00:07:56.270 --> 00:07:58.040
  • BEGIN TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:07:58.040 --> 00:07:59.100
  • DOES THAT MAKE SENSE?
  • 00:07:59.100 --> 00:08:00.160
  • James: TOTALLY!
  • 00:08:00.160 --> 00:08:01.180
  • I THINK YOU STARTED
  • 00:08:01.180 --> 00:08:02.210
  • AND THAT REALLY IS A BELIEF
  • 00:08:04.010 --> 00:08:06.070
  • INTO A RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:08:06.070 --> 00:08:08.010
  • AND A SPIRITUAL BIRTH
  • 00:08:08.010 --> 00:08:10.050
  • MISS COMPLETELY
  • 00:08:11.150 --> 00:08:13.030
  • BECAUSE THEY'VE SUBSTITUTED
  • 00:08:13.030 --> 00:08:14.170
  • SOME RELIGIOUS PRACTICE
  • 00:08:14.170 --> 00:08:16.150
  • OR SOME KIND
  • 00:08:16.150 --> 00:08:18.000
  • OF TRADITIONS OF MEN
  • 00:08:18.000 --> 00:08:19.060
  • WHICH ARE OFTEN AS
  • 00:08:19.060 --> 00:08:20.100
  • JESUS SAID TO THE PHARISEES,
  • 00:08:20.100 --> 00:08:21.170
  • "THE TRADITIONS OF MEN TAUGHT
  • 00:08:21.170 --> 00:08:23.150
  • AS THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD,"
  • 00:08:23.150 --> 00:08:25.090
  • WHICH IN FACT THEY WERE NOT
  • 00:08:25.090 --> 00:08:27.060
  • HIS WILL, MANY TIMES.
  • 00:08:27.060 --> 00:08:29.000
  • IT WAS GOING THROUGH
  • 00:08:29.000 --> 00:08:30.190
  • THE MOTIONS.
  • 00:08:30.190 --> 00:08:31.270
  • EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW JESUS.
  • 00:08:31.270 --> 00:08:33.020
  • NOW TODAY,
  • 00:08:33.020 --> 00:08:34.090
  • IF YOU ARE RATHER ABSOLUTE
  • 00:08:34.090 --> 00:08:36.040
  • IN A STATEMENT, ESPECIALLY
  • 00:08:36.040 --> 00:08:37.140
  • FROM A FAITH STANDPOINT,
  • 00:08:37.140 --> 00:08:39.140
  • THAT THIS IS THE ONLY WAY,
  • 00:08:39.140 --> 00:08:41.190
  • WHICH JESUS SAYS,
  • 00:08:41.190 --> 00:08:42.270
  • "NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER
  • 00:08:42.270 --> 00:08:44.070
  • BUT BY ME.
  • 00:08:44.070 --> 00:08:45.130
  • I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH,
  • 00:08:45.130 --> 00:08:46.210
  • AND THE LIFE."
  • 00:08:46.210 --> 00:08:47.270
  • IF HE IS WHO HE SAID HE IS
  • 00:08:47.270 --> 00:08:50.170
  • AND THERE IS NO OTHER,
  • 00:08:50.170 --> 00:08:51.230
  • "NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER
  • 00:08:51.230 --> 00:08:53.020
  • BUT BY ME."
  • 00:08:53.020 --> 00:08:54.130
  • NOW A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY,
  • 00:08:54.130 --> 00:08:55.230
  • "HE WAS JUST
  • 00:08:55.230 --> 00:08:57.000
  • A GREAT RELIGIOUS TEACHER."
  • 00:08:57.000 --> 00:08:58.030
  • NO, IF HE IS AN OUTRIGHT LIAR
  • 00:08:58.030 --> 00:08:59.260
  • OR IF HE'S FOOLISH ENOUGH
  • 00:08:59.260 --> 00:09:01.070
  • TO THINK I AM --
  • 00:09:01.070 --> 00:09:02.110
  • "YOU'VE SEEN ME," HE SAID,
  • 00:09:02.110 --> 00:09:03.140
  • "YOU'VE SEEN GOD.
  • 00:09:03.140 --> 00:09:04.220
  • I AND THE FATHER, WE'RE ONE.
  • 00:09:04.220 --> 00:09:06.000
  • AND YOU CAN ONLY COME
  • 00:09:06.000 --> 00:09:07.110
  • TO THE FATHER THROUGH ME.
  • 00:09:07.110 --> 00:09:08.220
  • THERE IS NO OTHER WAY THERE."
  • 00:09:08.220 --> 00:09:10.050
  • THOSE ARE PRETTY
  • 00:09:10.050 --> 00:09:11.150
  • ABSOLUTE STATEMENTS.
  • 00:09:11.150 --> 00:09:12.220
  • SO IF HE IS NOT IN FACT
  • 00:09:12.220 --> 00:09:14.070
  • WHO HE SAID HE IS,
  • 00:09:14.070 --> 00:09:15.150
  • THEN AS C.S. LEWIS SAID
  • 00:09:15.150 --> 00:09:16.280
  • HE IS EITHER A LIAR
  • 00:09:16.280 --> 00:09:19.160
  • OR A LUNATIC
  • 00:09:19.160 --> 00:09:20.200
  • OR HE IS IN FACT
  • 00:09:20.200 --> 00:09:21.260
  • WHO HE SAID HE IS,
  • 00:09:21.260 --> 00:09:23.010
  • HE IS THE LORD.
  • 00:09:23.010 --> 00:09:24.110
  • SO WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:09:24.110 --> 00:09:25.160
  • BELIEVING IN JESUS
  • 00:09:25.160 --> 00:09:26.190
  • YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:09:26.190 --> 00:09:27.210
  • A COMMITMENT
  • 00:09:27.210 --> 00:09:28.220
  • THAT BRINGS TRANSFORMATION,
  • 00:09:28.220 --> 00:09:29.250
  • THE NEW CREATION,
  • 00:09:29.250 --> 00:09:30.260
  • WE BECOME A NEW PERSON
  • 00:09:30.260 --> 00:09:32.000
  • IN CHRIST.
  • 00:09:32.000 --> 00:09:33.060
  • SOMETHING HAPPENS IN OUR LIFE
  • 00:09:33.060 --> 00:09:34.110
  • THAT ACTUALLY BRINGS US
  • 00:09:34.110 --> 00:09:35.190
  • INTO A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:09:35.190 --> 00:09:36.280
  • WITH ALMIGHTY GOD,
  • 00:09:36.280 --> 00:09:38.060
  • THE CREATOR, THE FATHER AND
  • 00:09:38.060 --> 00:09:39.150
  • WE CAN HAVE THAT FELLOWSHIP
  • 00:09:39.150 --> 00:09:40.230
  • AND RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:09:40.230 --> 00:09:41.290
  • AND THAT'S WHAT IT IS;
  • 00:09:41.290 --> 00:09:43.180
  • TO DO THE WILL OF GOD
  • 00:09:43.180 --> 00:09:44.270
  • IS TO COME INTO NOT JUST
  • 00:09:44.270 --> 00:09:46.060
  • SAYING SOMETHING
  • 00:09:46.060 --> 00:09:47.130
  • BUT THE FAITH COMMITMENT
  • 00:09:47.130 --> 00:09:48.220
  • OF BELIEVING
  • 00:09:48.220 --> 00:09:49.250
  • TO WHERE YOU ACTUALLY
  • 00:09:49.250 --> 00:09:51.010
  • ENTER INTO A RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:09:51.010 --> 00:09:52.090
  • IS THAT A CLOSE SUMMATION
  • 00:09:52.090 --> 00:09:53.170
  • Emerson: WELL, YOU'RE ONE OF
  • 00:09:55.020 --> 00:09:56.020
  • THE WORLD'S BEST EVANGELISTS
  • 00:09:56.020 --> 00:09:57.230
  • SO I THINK YOU ARTICULATED IT
  • 00:09:57.230 --> 00:09:59.040
  • QUITE WELL.
  • 00:09:59.040 --> 00:10:00.160
  • THAT I WAS NOT RAISED
  • 00:10:01.240 --> 00:10:03.000
  • IN A CHRISTIAN FAMILY,
  • 00:10:03.000 --> 00:10:04.050
  • AND MY DAD ATTEMPTED
  • 00:10:04.050 --> 00:10:05.100
  • TO STRANGLE MY MOTHER
  • 00:10:05.100 --> 00:10:06.150
  • WHEN I WAS TWO AND A HALF.
  • 00:10:06.150 --> 00:10:07.220
  • AND THEN WHEN I WAS 11,
  • 00:10:07.220 --> 00:10:08.280
  • I DISCOVERED MY DAD
  • 00:10:08.280 --> 00:10:10.040
  • WAS COMMITTING ADULTERY.
  • 00:10:10.040 --> 00:10:11.080
  • I PICKED UP A BUTCHER KNIFE
  • 00:10:11.080 --> 00:10:12.120
  • ONCE TO SAY TO MY MOM,
  • 00:10:12.120 --> 00:10:13.200
  • "I'M GOING TO KILL DAD."
  • 00:10:13.200 --> 00:10:14.240
  • IT WAS FALSE BRAVADO.
  • 00:10:14.240 --> 00:10:15.290
  • BUT MOM FELT I NEEDED
  • 00:10:15.290 --> 00:10:17.070
  • TO GO TO MILITARY SCHOOL
  • 00:10:17.070 --> 00:10:18.130
  • BECAUSE THERE WAS A COLLISION.
  • 00:10:18.130 --> 00:10:19.180
  • FROM 8TH GRADE TO 12TH GRADE
  • 00:10:19.180 --> 00:10:20.250
  • I WENT TO MISSOURI
  • 00:10:20.250 --> 00:10:22.020
  • MILITARY ACADEMY.
  • 00:10:22.020 --> 00:10:23.070
  • BUT AT AGE 16, SOMEONE
  • 00:10:23.070 --> 00:10:24.160
  • GAVE US A BILLY GRAHAM FILM,
  • 00:10:24.160 --> 00:10:26.100
  • FOR PETE'S SAKE
  • 00:10:26.100 --> 00:10:27.180
  • AND I RECEIVED CHRIST.
  • 00:10:27.180 --> 00:10:28.210
  • I WENT TO THAT
  • 00:10:28.210 --> 00:10:30.000
  • AND RECEIVED CHRIST.
  • 00:10:30.000 --> 00:10:31.040
  • AND THEN I WENT TO WHEATON
  • 00:10:31.040 --> 00:10:32.090
  • BECAUSE I KNEW
  • 00:10:32.090 --> 00:10:33.110
  • BILLY HAD GONE THERE.
  • 00:10:33.110 --> 00:10:34.160
  • THAT'S ALL I KNEW ABOUT
  • 00:10:34.160 --> 00:10:35.200
  • THE THINGS OF CHRIST, REALLY.
  • 00:10:35.200 --> 00:10:36.200
  • SO I APPLIED.
  • 00:10:36.200 --> 00:10:37.210
  • BUT MY FRESHMAN YEAR,
  • 00:10:37.210 --> 00:10:38.250
  • MY MOM CAME TO CHRIST,
  • 00:10:38.250 --> 00:10:40.010
  • MY DAD CAME TO CHRIST,
  • 00:10:40.010 --> 00:10:41.050
  • MY SISTER CAME TO CHRIST
  • 00:10:41.050 --> 00:10:42.100
  • WHO IS FIVE YEARS OLDER
  • 00:10:42.100 --> 00:10:43.120
  • AND MY BROTHER-IN-LAW
  • 00:10:43.120 --> 00:10:44.130
  • WHO IS A PROFESSOR
  • 00:10:44.130 --> 00:10:45.140
  • CAME TO CHRIST;
  • 00:10:45.140 --> 00:10:46.150
  • MY WHOLE FAMILY
  • 00:10:46.150 --> 00:10:47.160
  • CAME TO CHRIST.
  • 00:10:47.160 --> 00:10:48.170
  • AND MY MOM CAME TO ME
  • 00:10:48.170 --> 00:10:49.200
  • AT AGE 53, TEARS ROLLING DOWN
  • 00:10:49.200 --> 00:10:50.240
  • HER CHEEKS AND SHE SAID,
  • 00:10:50.240 --> 00:10:51.250
  • "ALL MY LIFE IT WAS
  • 00:10:51.250 --> 00:10:52.260
  • RIGHT HERE IN THE BIBLE
  • 00:10:52.260 --> 00:10:53.270
  • ABOUT A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:10:53.270 --> 00:10:54.280
  • WITH CHRIST;
  • 00:10:54.280 --> 00:10:55.290
  • ASKING CHRIST TO COME INTO ME,
  • 00:10:55.290 --> 00:10:57.030
  • THAT HE WOULD FORGIVE ME,
  • 00:10:57.030 --> 00:10:58.060
  • THAT I COULD HAVE HIS PEACE
  • 00:10:58.060 --> 00:10:59.090
  • AND HAVE A SENSE OF PURPOSE."
  • 00:10:59.090 --> 00:11:00.160
  • AND SHE BEGAN TO EXPERIENCE
  • 00:11:00.160 --> 00:11:02.170
  • THINGS IN HER LIFE
  • 00:11:02.170 --> 00:11:04.010
  • BECAUSE CHRIST WAS IN HER NOW
  • 00:11:04.010 --> 00:11:06.140
  • AND SHE BEGAN TO EXPERIENCE
  • 00:11:06.140 --> 00:11:07.260
  • THIS UNIQUE LEADING.
  • 00:11:07.260 --> 00:11:10.000
  • AND MY DAD BEGAN
  • 00:11:10.000 --> 00:11:11.110
  • TO DRIVE HER TO SPEAK
  • 00:11:11.110 --> 00:11:12.140
  • TO CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S CLUBS.
  • 00:11:12.140 --> 00:11:13.170
  • THEIR RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:11:13.170 --> 00:11:14.200
  • CAME TOGETHER.
  • 00:11:14.200 --> 00:11:15.230
  • THEY ARE BOTH IN HEAVEN NOW
  • 00:11:15.230 --> 00:11:16.260
  • BUT ONE OF THE POINTS
  • 00:11:16.260 --> 00:11:17.290
  • I MAKE IS IF HE WHO WOULD
  • 00:11:17.290 --> 00:11:19.080
  • COME TO GOD MUST
  • 00:11:19.080 --> 00:11:20.110
  • BELIEVE THAT HE IS
  • 00:11:20.110 --> 00:11:21.120
  • SAYS THE WRITER IN HEBREWS.
  • 00:11:21.120 --> 00:11:22.140
  • YOU'VE GOT TO COME TO GOD
  • 00:11:22.140 --> 00:11:23.170
  • ON HIS TERMS.
  • 00:11:23.170 --> 00:11:24.230
  • BUT THE IDEA OF EXCLUSIVITY
  • 00:11:24.230 --> 00:11:26.060
  • THAT YOU WERE REFERRING
  • 00:11:26.060 --> 00:11:27.130
  • TO EARLIER IS VERY UNACADEMIC
  • 00:11:27.130 --> 00:11:29.190
  • TO A LOT OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:11:29.190 --> 00:11:30.190
  • THE INTELLECTUAL COMMUNITY
  • 00:11:30.190 --> 00:11:31.190
  • DOES NOT LIKE EXCLUSIVITY.
  • 00:11:31.190 --> 00:11:32.270
  • BUT I CAME TO A POINT
  • 00:11:32.270 --> 00:11:34.030
  • WHERE I SAID,
  • 00:11:34.030 --> 00:11:35.050
  • "JESUS MADE THIS STATEMENT
  • 00:11:35.050 --> 00:11:36.100
  • AND I'M GOING TO TRUST HIM."
  • 00:11:36.100 --> 00:11:37.170
  • AND PARTICULARLY FOR A PERSON
  • 00:11:37.170 --> 00:11:38.210
  • WHO IS HURTING
  • 00:11:38.210 --> 00:11:39.230
  • AND IN NEED OF FORGIVENESS
  • 00:11:39.230 --> 00:11:40.250
  • THERE COMES A MOMENT
  • 00:11:40.250 --> 00:11:41.250
  • WHEN YOU LAY THAT ASIDE
  • 00:11:41.250 --> 00:11:43.010
  • AND SAY, "GOD, IF YOU'RE THERE
  • 00:11:43.010 --> 00:11:44.070
  • AND CHRIST IS YOUR SON,
  • 00:11:44.070 --> 00:11:45.120
  • COME INTO MY HEART
  • 00:11:45.120 --> 00:11:46.150
  • AND CHANGE ME.
  • 00:11:46.150 --> 00:11:47.200
  • I NEED YOU."
  • 00:11:47.200 --> 00:11:48.210
  • WE JUST SAY TO PEOPLE,
  • 00:11:48.210 --> 00:11:49.260
  • "HE IS NOT A COSMIC KILLJOY.
  • 00:11:49.260 --> 00:11:52.040
  • HE IS NOT OUT
  • 00:11:52.040 --> 00:11:53.090
  • TO RUIN YOUR PARTY.
  • 00:11:53.090 --> 00:11:54.130
  • HE WILL RESPOND TO YOU
  • 00:11:54.130 --> 00:11:55.130
  • BUT YOU'VE GOT TO COME
  • 00:11:55.130 --> 00:11:56.140
  • TO HIM FIRST ON HIS TERMS."
  • 00:11:56.140 --> 00:11:57.240
  • AND HE SAID,
  • 00:11:57.240 --> 00:11:58.280
  • "THIS IS THE WILL OF MY FATHER
  • 00:11:58.280 --> 00:12:00.030
  • THAT EVERYONE WHO BEHOLDS ME
  • 00:12:00.030 --> 00:12:01.220
  • AND BELIEVES IN ME
  • 00:12:01.220 --> 00:12:02.260
  • WILL HAVE ETERNAL LIFE;
  • 00:12:02.260 --> 00:12:04.230
  • AND I MYSELF WILL RAISE HIM UP
  • 00:12:04.230 --> 00:12:06.170
  • ON THE LAST DAY."
  • 00:12:06.170 --> 00:12:08.000
  • AS TEENAGERS, AND SHE WAS THE
  • 00:12:09.070 --> 00:12:11.260
  • FIRST ORIGINAL CHURCH LADY.
  • 00:12:11.260 --> 00:12:14.110
  • I WAS TALKING TO HER ONE TIME
  • 00:12:16.080 --> 00:12:17.190
  • ABOUT HOW REAL JESUS IS
  • 00:12:17.190 --> 00:12:18.240
  • ON ONE OF OUR DATES
  • 00:12:18.240 --> 00:12:19.250
  • AND SHE SAID, "WELL,
  • 00:12:19.250 --> 00:12:20.280
  • JESUS IS NOT REAL TO ME.
  • 00:12:20.280 --> 00:12:22.010
  • HE IS JUST SOMEONE
  • 00:12:22.010 --> 00:12:23.030
  • I'VE ALWAYS HEARD ABOUT."
  • 00:12:23.030 --> 00:12:24.040
  • THEN WHAT HAPPENED?
  • 00:12:24.040 --> 00:12:25.060
  • Betty: I CAME TO KNOW HIM
  • 00:12:25.060 --> 00:12:26.210
  • FROM WATCHING HIS LIFE,
  • 00:12:26.210 --> 00:12:28.100
  • THE MIRACLES AND THE WAY
  • 00:12:28.100 --> 00:12:29.290
  • GOD HAD TRANSFORMED HIM.
  • 00:12:29.290 --> 00:12:32.170
  • I BEGAN TO WATCH HIM
  • 00:12:32.170 --> 00:12:34.020
  • AND I THOUGHT,
  • 00:12:34.020 --> 00:12:35.070
  • I WANT THAT KIND OF INTIMACY
  • 00:12:35.070 --> 00:12:36.110
  • AND RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:12:36.110 --> 00:12:37.140
  • THAT HE HAS WITH JESUS.
  • 00:12:37.140 --> 00:12:38.180
  • AND AS I HEAR YOU TALK ABOUT,
  • 00:12:38.180 --> 00:12:39.260
  • THE FOUR WILLS, IT CAN BE
  • 00:12:39.260 --> 00:12:42.100
  • USED AS A GUIDE FOR OUR LIVES.
  • 00:12:42.100 --> 00:12:44.170
  • AND IT IS NOT TO STOP US
  • 00:12:44.170 --> 00:12:46.130
  • FROM GOING ONE DIRECTION BUT
  • 00:12:46.130 --> 00:12:47.280
  • IT SHOULD FREE US UP TO GO --
  • 00:12:47.280 --> 00:12:49.240
  • BECAUSE GOD DIRECTS US
  • 00:12:49.240 --> 00:12:51.010
  • IN MANY DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS,
  • 00:12:51.010 --> 00:12:52.100
  • DIFFERENT SEASONS OF LIFE.
  • 00:12:52.100 --> 00:12:54.120
  • MY GREATEST DESIRE GROWING UP
  • 00:12:54.120 --> 00:12:55.160
  • WAS TO BE A WIFE,
  • 00:12:55.160 --> 00:12:56.270
  • A MOTHER AND A HOMEMAKER.
  • 00:12:56.270 --> 00:12:59.220
  • AND I FELT
  • 00:12:59.220 --> 00:13:01.000
  • WHEN I GOT TO DO THAT,
  • 00:13:01.000 --> 00:13:02.090
  • MY LIFE WAS COMPLETE.
  • 00:13:02.090 --> 00:13:04.010
  • BUT UH-UH!
  • 00:13:04.010 --> 00:13:05.100
  • GOD HAS OTHER PLANS.
  • 00:13:05.100 --> 00:13:06.270
  • SO THAT'S A DIFFERENT STEP,
  • 00:13:06.270 --> 00:13:08.030
  • DON'T YOU THINK?
  • 00:13:08.030 --> 00:13:09.070
  • GOD SAID, "OKAY, WE'RE GOING
  • 00:13:09.070 --> 00:13:10.190
  • TO GO THIS DIRECTION NOW.
  • 00:13:10.190 --> 00:13:12.010
  • YOU'RE NOT OUT OF MY WILL,
  • 00:13:12.010 --> 00:13:13.120
  • YOU'RE GOING TO GO
  • 00:13:13.120 --> 00:13:14.190
  • THIS DIRECTION."
  • 00:13:14.190 --> 00:13:15.280
  • SO IT IS ABOUT OUR JOURNEY,
  • 00:13:15.280 --> 00:13:17.040
  • DON'T YOU THINK
  • 00:13:17.040 --> 00:13:18.110
  • IN THAT RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM?
  • 00:13:18.110 --> 00:13:19.160
  • Emerson: SO WHEN
  • 00:13:19.160 --> 00:13:20.240
  • I MAKE THAT POINT, THIS IDEA
  • 00:13:20.240 --> 00:13:22.020
  • OF FREEDOM AND LIBERTY,
  • 00:13:22.020 --> 00:13:23.060
  • THAT THERE ARE GOING
  • 00:13:23.060 --> 00:13:24.150
  • OVER THE SEASONS OF LIFE
  • 00:13:25.250 --> 00:13:27.010
  • AND THE JEWS WERE UNDER
  • 00:13:27.010 --> 00:13:28.090
  • A LEGALISTIC OPPRESSION
  • 00:13:28.090 --> 00:13:29.150
  • BUT THEY LEARNED
  • 00:13:29.150 --> 00:13:30.200
  • THAT THEY WERE FREE.
  • 00:13:30.200 --> 00:13:31.280
  • TO MARRY WHOMEVER SHE WISHES
  • 00:13:33.090 --> 00:13:34.170
  • IN THE LORD.
  • 00:13:34.170 --> 00:13:35.230
  • THIS WHOLE IDEA OF FREEDOM
  • 00:13:35.230 --> 00:13:36.260
  • WAS SO REVOLUTIONARY
  • 00:13:36.260 --> 00:13:38.010
  • THAT THEY HAD
  • 00:13:38.010 --> 00:13:39.030
  • TO ACTUALLY ADDRESS IT,
  • 00:13:39.030 --> 00:13:40.050
  • DON'T USE YOUR FREEDOM
  • 00:13:40.050 --> 00:13:41.070
  • AS LICENSE TO SIN.
  • 00:13:41.070 --> 00:13:42.100
  • IT WAS SO REVOLUTIONARY
  • 00:13:42.100 --> 00:13:43.130
  • THAT THEY HAD TO
  • 00:13:43.130 --> 00:13:44.130
  • KIND OF CURTAIL IT.
  • 00:13:44.130 --> 00:13:45.150
  • BUT THIS IDEA THAT GOD
  • 00:13:45.150 --> 00:13:46.180
  • WILL UNIQUELY DIRECT US
  • 00:13:46.180 --> 00:13:47.190
  • BASED ON OUR PREFERENCES,
  • 00:13:47.190 --> 00:13:48.210
  • BASED ON OUR CONVICTIONS,
  • 00:13:48.210 --> 00:13:49.240
  • BASED ON OUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS,
  • 00:13:49.240 --> 00:13:50.250
  • BASED ON OUR TALENTS;
  • 00:13:50.250 --> 00:13:51.280
  • AND EACH OF US AS WE GO
  • 00:13:51.280 --> 00:13:53.000
  • THROUGH THESE SEASONS,
  • 00:13:53.000 --> 00:13:54.040
  • HAVE THAT POSTURE,
  • 00:13:54.040 --> 00:13:55.060
  • LORD, WHAT NEXT?
  • 00:13:55.060 --> 00:13:56.080
  • HOW DO WE MAKE SENSE OF IT?
  • 00:13:56.080 --> 00:13:57.100
  • ONE OF THE THINGS I SAY
  • 00:13:57.100 --> 00:13:58.120
  • IF YOU'RE NOT CLEAR,
  • 00:13:58.120 --> 00:13:59.140
  • ARE YOU TRUSTING CHRIST
  • 00:13:59.140 --> 00:14:00.180
  • ACTIVELY?
  • 00:14:00.180 --> 00:14:01.200
  • ARE YOU WALKING
  • 00:14:01.200 --> 00:14:02.220
  • IN MORAL PURITY?
  • 00:14:02.220 --> 00:14:03.260
  • ARE YOU GIVING THANKS TO HIM?
  • 00:14:03.260 --> 00:14:04.280
  • AND ARE YOU SUBMITTING
  • 00:14:04.280 --> 00:14:06.020
  • AND DOING WHAT'S RIGHT?
  • 00:14:06.020 --> 00:14:07.050
  • IF SO, RELAX!
  • 00:14:07.050 --> 00:14:08.120
  • LET'S JUST PRAY TOGETHER,
  • 00:14:08.120 --> 00:14:09.180
  • SEE WHAT THE LORD MIGHT DO.
  • 00:14:09.180 --> 00:14:11.050
  • BUT IF HE DOESN'T SHOW YOU,
  • 00:14:11.050 --> 00:14:12.140
  • YOU'RE IN THE CENTER
  • 00:14:12.140 --> 00:14:13.190
  • OF HIS WILL.
  • 00:14:13.190 --> 00:14:14.240
  • HOW CAN YOU MISS HIS WILL
  • 00:14:14.240 --> 00:14:16.020
  • WHEN YOU'RE DOING HIS WILL?
  • 00:14:16.020 --> 00:14:17.070
  • ISN'T THAT
  • 00:14:17.070 --> 00:14:18.130
  • A BEAUTIFUL FREEING THING?
  • 00:14:18.130 --> 00:14:19.150
  • THAT'S BEEN SO LIBERATING
  • 00:14:19.150 --> 00:14:20.160
  • TO SO MANY PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:20.160 --> 00:14:21.160
  • James: WELL, IT REALLY IS.
  • 00:14:21.160 --> 00:14:22.170
  • AND THE SPIRIT OF GRATITUDE,
  • 00:14:22.170 --> 00:14:23.180
  • IT SEEMS LIKE
  • 00:14:23.180 --> 00:14:24.250
  • IF WE'D JUST LOOK AROUND
  • 00:14:24.250 --> 00:14:26.150
  • AT ALL THE BLESSINGS WE HAVE.
  • 00:14:26.150 --> 00:14:27.210
  • LOOK AT WHERE WE CAN SHOP,
  • 00:14:27.210 --> 00:14:29.110
  • LOOK HOW WELL WE CAN TRAVEL,
  • 00:14:29.110 --> 00:14:30.190
  • HOW WE CAN MOVE ABOUT,
  • 00:14:30.190 --> 00:14:32.030
  • IT IS LIKE THERE IS NO LIMIT
  • 00:14:32.030 --> 00:14:33.210
  • ANYMORE TO THE THINGS
  • 00:14:33.210 --> 00:14:34.260
  • THAT WE CAN DO AND VISIT
  • 00:14:34.260 --> 00:14:35.290
  • OR SEE OR EVEN ENJOY,
  • 00:14:35.290 --> 00:14:37.220
  • IF YOU KNOW
  • 00:14:37.220 --> 00:14:38.270
  • WHAT REAL ENJOYMENT IS.
  • 00:14:38.270 --> 00:14:40.020
  • YOU REALLY HIT
  • 00:14:40.020 --> 00:14:42.180
  • ONE OF THE POINTS THERE
  • 00:14:42.180 --> 00:14:43.280
  • AND WE'VE GOT
  • 00:14:43.280 --> 00:14:45.040
  • LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES LEFT
  • 00:14:45.040 --> 00:14:46.120
  • BUT I WANT YOU TO TOUCH ON
  • 00:14:46.120 --> 00:14:47.220
  • THE ONE ABOUT SEXUAL PURITY,
  • 00:14:47.220 --> 00:14:50.130
  • ABOUT SOMEHOW
  • 00:14:50.130 --> 00:14:51.220
  • KEEPING THEMSELVES COMMITTED
  • 00:14:51.220 --> 00:14:53.260
  • AND THAT TO REALIZE
  • 00:14:53.260 --> 00:14:55.070
  • THAT FAILURE TO DO THAT
  • 00:14:55.070 --> 00:14:57.040
  • IS ACTUALLY DAMAGING
  • 00:14:57.040 --> 00:14:59.060
  • AND THE MAGNIFICENT,
  • 00:15:00.230 --> 00:15:02.050
  • LET'S SAY ATTRACTION,
  • 00:15:02.050 --> 00:15:03.170
  • EXCITEMENT, THE ECSTASY
  • 00:15:03.170 --> 00:15:05.020
  • IF YOU PLEASE
  • 00:15:05.020 --> 00:15:06.170
  • THAT ONLY GOD COULD
  • 00:15:07.220 --> 00:15:08.260
  • IMAGINE AND CREATE,
  • 00:15:08.260 --> 00:15:10.050
  • THAT IT SO OFTEN
  • 00:15:10.050 --> 00:15:11.240
  • WHEN WE COMMIT IMMORALITY
  • 00:15:11.240 --> 00:15:14.240
  • WE DON'T REALIZE
  • 00:15:14.240 --> 00:15:16.000
  • THAT WE'VE ACTUALLY
  • 00:15:16.000 --> 00:15:17.050
  • DAMAGED OURSELVES, OUR BODY.
  • 00:15:17.050 --> 00:15:18.070
  • SO WHAT DO YOU WANT
  • 00:15:18.070 --> 00:15:19.100
  • PEOPLE TO GRASP IN THAT?
  • 00:15:19.100 --> 00:15:20.140
  • Emerson: WELL,
  • 00:15:20.140 --> 00:15:21.190
  • CERTAINLY WHAT YOU JUST SAID.
  • 00:15:21.190 --> 00:15:22.270
  • SOME PEOPLE HAVE SAID,
  • 00:15:22.270 --> 00:15:24.000
  • "WELL, YOU ADDRESS THIS ISSUE
  • 00:15:24.000 --> 00:15:25.080
  • OF ABSTAIN
  • 00:15:25.080 --> 00:15:26.160
  • FROM SEXUAL IMMORALITY
  • 00:15:26.160 --> 00:15:27.180
  • AND YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE SALES
  • 00:15:27.180 --> 00:15:28.230
  • WITH MILLENNIALS."
  • 00:15:28.230 --> 00:15:29.290
  • SO THERE IS THIS ATTITUDE
  • 00:15:29.290 --> 00:15:31.130
  • THAT PEOPLE DON'T WANT
  • 00:15:31.130 --> 00:15:32.180
  • TO HEAR THIS.
  • 00:15:32.180 --> 00:15:33.250
  • BUT I DON'T BELIEVE THAT.
  • 00:15:33.250 --> 00:15:35.030
  • I BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE
  • 00:15:35.030 --> 00:15:36.060
  • MANY CHRIST FOLLOWERS
  • 00:15:36.060 --> 00:15:37.100
  • NO MATTER WHAT THE AGE
  • 00:15:37.100 --> 00:15:38.140
  • THAT KNOW THAT JESUS SAID,
  • 00:15:38.140 --> 00:15:39.220
  • "THE PURE IN HEART
  • 00:15:39.220 --> 00:15:40.270
  • SHALL SEE GOD"
  • 00:15:40.270 --> 00:15:41.290
  • THAT THERE IS THIS ENCOUNTER
  • 00:15:41.290 --> 00:15:43.050
  • WITH OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.
  • 00:15:43.050 --> 00:15:44.130
  • BUT THERE IS A CONDITION.
  • 00:15:44.130 --> 00:15:45.200
  • AND THE QUESTION IS,
  • 00:15:45.200 --> 00:15:46.260
  • IS IT A PRICE
  • 00:15:46.260 --> 00:15:48.020
  • THAT WE'RE WILLING TO PAY?
  • 00:15:48.020 --> 00:15:49.060
  • ONE OF THE THINGS WE
  • 00:15:49.060 --> 00:15:50.080
  • APPRECIATE ABOUT BILLY GRAHAM
  • 00:15:50.080 --> 00:15:51.130
  • IS WE KNOW HE WALKED
  • 00:15:51.130 --> 00:15:52.150
  • IN MORAL PURITY AND LOOK
  • 00:15:52.150 --> 00:15:53.220
  • AT HOW GOD HONORED HIM.
  • 00:15:53.220 --> 00:15:54.270
  • BUT IT COMES BACK
  • 00:15:54.270 --> 00:15:56.020
  • TO THAT PASSAGE.
  • 00:15:56.020 --> 00:15:57.070
  • YOUR SANCTIFICATION IS
  • 00:15:57.070 --> 00:15:58.110
  • THE WILL OF GOD; THIS IDEA
  • 00:15:58.110 --> 00:15:59.130
  • OF POSITIVE HOLINESS.
  • 00:15:59.130 --> 00:16:00.190
  • BUT ONE OF THE MAJOR
  • 00:16:00.190 --> 00:16:01.210
  • INTERFERENCES OF THAT
  • 00:16:01.210 --> 00:16:02.250
  • IS SEXUAL IMPURITY.
  • 00:16:02.250 --> 00:16:03.280
  • AND WE LIVE IN A CULTURE
  • 00:16:03.280 --> 00:16:05.020
  • THAT HAS SO MANY TEMPTATIONS
  • 00:16:05.020 --> 00:16:06.030
  • AND EACH OF US HAS TO COME
  • 00:16:06.030 --> 00:16:07.070
  • TO A POINT
  • 00:16:07.070 --> 00:16:08.110
  • WHERE WE MAKE A DECISION.
  • 00:16:08.110 --> 00:16:09.140
  • I SPOKE AT A MEGA CHURCH
  • 00:16:09.140 --> 00:16:10.170
  • IN COLORADO AND THE PASTOR
  • 00:16:10.170 --> 00:16:11.180
  • GOT UP AFTERWARDS AND SAID,
  • 00:16:11.180 --> 00:16:12.220
  • "I REMEMBER
  • 00:16:12.220 --> 00:16:13.270
  • THE DAY AND THE HOUR THAT
  • 00:16:13.270 --> 00:16:15.030
  • I SAID 'NO' TO PORNOGRAPHY."
  • 00:16:15.030 --> 00:16:16.050
  • THAT THERE COMES A MOMENT
  • 00:16:16.050 --> 00:16:17.100
  • IN EACH OF OUR LIVES WHEN
  • 00:16:17.100 --> 00:16:18.150
  • WE HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION;
  • 00:16:18.150 --> 00:16:19.180
  • THERE IS A PRICE TO PAY.
  • 00:16:19.180 --> 00:16:20.220
  • BUT THERE IS SO MUCH MORE
  • 00:16:20.220 --> 00:16:21.250
  • ON THE OTHER SIDE
  • 00:16:21.250 --> 00:16:22.290
  • OF TRUSTING AND OBEYING
  • 00:16:22.290 --> 00:16:24.050
  • THAT I'M TAKING THE POSITION
  • 00:16:24.050 --> 00:16:25.120
  • THAT IT IS WELL WORTH IT.
  • 00:16:25.120 --> 00:16:26.170
  • IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE
  • 00:16:26.170 --> 00:16:27.220
  • THE HAND OF GOD AND I GIVE
  • 00:16:27.220 --> 00:16:28.270
  • NARRATIVE AFTER NARRATIVE
  • 00:16:30.030 --> 00:16:31.070
  • OF PEOPLE WHO ALIGN THEMSELVES
  • 00:16:31.070 --> 00:16:32.290
  • WITH THAT AND BEGAN
  • 00:16:32.290 --> 00:16:34.090
  • TO ENCOUNTER GOD MOVING.
  • 00:16:34.090 --> 00:16:35.290
  • WHO IT JUST SEEMS LIKE
  • 00:16:37.230 --> 00:16:39.010
  • GOD IS ALL OVER THEM.
  • 00:16:39.010 --> 00:16:40.030
  • WHATEVER THEY KIND OF DO.
  • 00:16:40.030 --> 00:16:41.040
  • WELL, IF YOU SIT DOWN
  • 00:16:41.040 --> 00:16:42.080
  • AND YOU TALK TO THEM,
  • 00:16:42.080 --> 00:16:43.100
  • THEY HAVE MADE A COMMITMENT
  • 00:16:43.100 --> 00:16:44.150
  • TO LIVE THIS WAY
  • 00:16:44.150 --> 00:16:45.200
  • AND THEY WANT TO.
  • 00:16:45.200 --> 00:16:46.230
  • IN FACT, THEY FIND PLEASURE
  • 00:16:46.230 --> 00:16:48.070
  • IN PLEASING GOD.
  • 00:16:48.070 --> 00:16:49.130
  • IT IS REALLY SECONDARY TO WHAT
  • 00:16:49.130 --> 00:16:51.060
  • THEY'RE GOING TO GET FROM GOD.
  • 00:16:51.060 --> 00:16:52.190
  • THEY'RE JUST KIND OF EXCITED.
  • 00:16:52.190 --> 00:16:53.280
  • I SAY TO A PERSON,
  • 00:16:53.280 --> 00:16:55.060
  • "YOU CAN BE IN A PRISON CELL
  • 00:16:55.060 --> 00:16:56.100
  • AND YOU CAN TRUST CHRIST
  • 00:16:56.100 --> 00:16:57.150
  • WITH YOUR HEART.
  • 00:16:57.150 --> 00:16:58.200
  • YOU CAN GIVE THANKS.
  • 00:16:58.200 --> 00:16:59.240
  • YOU CAN BE MORALLY PURE.
  • 00:16:59.240 --> 00:17:01.000
  • YOU CAN DO WHAT IS RIGHT
  • 00:17:01.000 --> 00:17:02.060
  • IN THAT CONTEXT
  • 00:17:02.060 --> 00:17:03.130
  • AND YOU'RE IN THE CENTER
  • 00:17:03.130 --> 00:17:04.190
  • OF HIS WILL,
  • 00:17:04.190 --> 00:17:05.260
  • AND THE LORD WILL COME TO YOU
  • 00:17:05.260 --> 00:17:07.030
  • IN A WAY THAT'S VERY PERSONAL
  • 00:17:07.030 --> 00:17:08.120
  • AND PRECIOUS."
  • 00:17:08.120 --> 00:17:09.190
  • WE'VE GOT TO TRUST THIS BUT
  • 00:17:09.190 --> 00:17:10.290
  • WE HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION.
  • 00:17:10.290 --> 00:17:12.040
  • AND SEXUAL PURITY
  • 00:17:12.040 --> 00:17:13.080
  • IS ONE OF THOSE CRISIS POINTS
  • 00:17:13.080 --> 00:17:14.130
  • THAT MANY PEOPLE ARE AT
  • 00:17:14.130 --> 00:17:15.220
  • AND THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE
  • 00:17:15.220 --> 00:17:17.010
  • TO MAKE A DECISION;
  • 00:17:17.010 --> 00:17:18.080
  • WHAT DO THEY WANT?
  • 00:17:18.080 --> 00:17:19.140
  • James: YOU'RE SAYING
  • 00:17:19.140 --> 00:17:20.190
  • THAT IF WE EVEN SIMPLIFY,
  • 00:17:20.190 --> 00:17:21.250
  • TO JUST TAKE THESE FOUR THINGS
  • 00:17:21.250 --> 00:17:23.110
  • THAT KIND OF FREES US UP
  • 00:17:23.110 --> 00:17:25.000
  • TO WALK IN FREEDOM
  • 00:17:25.000 --> 00:17:26.230
  • AND FULLNESS TO EXPERIENCE
  • 00:17:26.230 --> 00:17:28.080
  • ALL THAT HE IS, CHRIST IN US,
  • 00:17:28.080 --> 00:17:30.160
  • THE HOPE OF HIS GLORY
  • 00:17:30.160 --> 00:17:32.090
  • MANIFEST THROUGH US
  • 00:17:32.090 --> 00:17:35.010
  • AND TO THE WORLD, THAT'S
  • 00:17:35.010 --> 00:17:36.110
  • WHAT YOU'RE LONGING FOR.
  • 00:17:36.110 --> 00:17:37.170
  • WOULD YOU SAY THANKS
  • 00:17:37.170 --> 00:17:38.230
  • TO EMERSON
  • 00:17:38.230 --> 00:17:39.260
  • FOR BEING A BLESSING
  • 00:17:39.260 --> 00:17:41.010
  • AND REALLY PAYING THE PRICE
  • 00:17:41.010 --> 00:17:43.130
  • TO WRITE GREAT BOOKS
  • 00:17:43.130 --> 00:17:45.210
  • AND TO TEACH US?
  • 00:17:45.210 --> 00:17:48.090
  • WE LIKE TO HELP PEOPLE
  • 00:17:48.090 --> 00:17:49.230
  • I WANT TO PUT SMILES
  • 00:17:51.080 --> 00:17:52.200
  • ON CHILDREN'S FACES.
  • 00:17:52.200 --> 00:17:53.290
  • TWO WAYS --
  • 00:17:53.290 --> 00:17:55.080
  • I WANT TO GIVE THEM SHOES,
  • 00:17:55.080 --> 00:17:56.260
  • AND I WANT TO GIVE
  • 00:17:56.260 --> 00:17:57.290
  • SOME CLEFT PALATE SURGERIES,
  • 00:17:57.290 --> 00:17:59.010
  • SOME SMILES.
  • 00:17:59.010 --> 00:18:00.090
  • WE'RE ASKING YOU
  • 00:18:00.090 --> 00:18:01.180
  • TO HELP GIVE 150.000 CHILDREN
  • 00:18:01.180 --> 00:18:03.090
  • A PAIR OF SHOES
  • 00:18:03.090 --> 00:18:04.150
  • FOR CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:18:04.150 --> 00:18:05.190
  • THEY COME IN ALL SIZES,
  • 00:18:05.190 --> 00:18:07.040
  • WHATEVER THE NEED.
  • 00:18:07.040 --> 00:18:09.010
  • Betty: YOU'RE SUCH A BIG PART
  • 00:18:09.010 --> 00:18:10.090
  • OF WHAT GOD WANTS TO DO HERE
  • 00:18:10.090 --> 00:18:11.180
  • IN PUTTING THE SHOES ON
  • 00:18:11.180 --> 00:18:13.180
  • THESE PRECIOUS LITTLE FEET.
  • 00:18:13.180 --> 00:18:15.110
  • WE'VE BEEN THERE
  • 00:18:15.110 --> 00:18:16.240
  • AND HAD THE OPPORTUNITY
  • 00:18:16.240 --> 00:18:18.050
  • TO PERSONALLY
  • 00:18:18.050 --> 00:18:19.130
  • PUT THE SHOES ON THE FEET
  • 00:18:19.130 --> 00:18:20.250
  • OF THESE PRECIOUS CHILDREN.
  • 00:18:20.250 --> 00:18:22.070
  • THEIR LITTLE HEARTS
  • 00:18:22.070 --> 00:18:23.100
  • JUST LIGHT UP.
  • 00:18:23.100 --> 00:18:24.170
  • THEY WERE DANCING AROUND.
  • 00:18:24.170 --> 00:18:25.210
  • THEY HAD SOMETHING
  • 00:18:25.210 --> 00:18:26.220
  • TO CELEBRATE.
  • 00:18:26.220 --> 00:18:27.260
  • NOT ONLY THAT
  • 00:18:27.260 --> 00:18:28.290
  • THEY HAD RECEIVED A GIFT
  • 00:18:28.290 --> 00:18:30.050
  • FROM THOSE THAT LOVED THEM
  • 00:18:30.050 --> 00:18:31.070
  • AND CARED ABOUT THEM
  • 00:18:31.070 --> 00:18:32.120
  • BUT THEY RECEIVED A GIFT
  • 00:18:32.120 --> 00:18:33.190
  • THAT IS GOING TO POSSIBLY
  • 00:18:33.190 --> 00:18:35.140
  • SAVE THEIR LIVES
  • 00:18:35.140 --> 00:18:36.160
  • BECAUSE IT PROTECTS THEM
  • 00:18:36.160 --> 00:18:37.260
  • FROM ALL THE DISEASE
  • 00:18:37.260 --> 00:18:39.040
  • AND ALL THE UGLY THINGS
  • 00:18:39.040 --> 00:18:40.120
  • THEY HAVE TO WALK THROUGH.
  • 00:18:40.120 --> 00:18:41.260
  • SO PLEASE JOIN WITH US
  • 00:18:41.260 --> 00:18:43.090
  • AND LET'S PUT SHOES
  • 00:18:43.090 --> 00:18:44.250
  • ON THESE PRECIOUS LITTLE FEET!
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  • James: SO WOULD YOU RIGHT NOW
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  • UNDERSTAND THIS ALSO?
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  • WE'RE GOING TO DO
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  • CLEFT PALATE SURGERY.
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  • WE CALL IT
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  • CHRISTMAS SHOES & SMILES.
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  • WE WANT TO DO
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  • AS MANY AS WE CAN.
  • 00:18:56.070 --> 00:18:57.080
  • WHICH IS GIVING CHILDREN
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  • A SMILE FOR CHRISTMAS --
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  • SHOES AND SMILES
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  • FOR CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:19:01.110 --> 00:19:02.220
  • WE NEED TO START NOW
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  • SO WE CAN GET THE SHOES
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  • TO THEM BY CHRISTMAS
  • 00:19:05.090 --> 00:19:06.180
  • AND THEY WILL KNOW
  • 00:19:06.180 --> 00:19:07.180
  • THE SURGERY IS THERE
  • 00:19:07.180 --> 00:19:09.060
  • FOR THEIR CHILD OR FOR THEM.
  • 00:19:09.060 --> 00:19:11.220
  • THANKS FOR MAKING THE CALL.
  • 00:19:11.220 --> 00:19:13.090
  • THANKS FOR GOING ONLINE
  • 00:19:13.090 --> 00:19:14.260
  • AND MAKING THE GIFT
  • 00:19:14.260 --> 00:19:16.010
  • GOD PUTS ON YOUR HEART.
  • 00:19:16.010 --> 00:19:17.040
  • POVERTY IS A KILLER
  • 00:19:20.000 --> 00:19:22.020
  • AND BECAUSE OF IT CHILDREN NEEDLESSLY SUFFER,
  • 00:19:22.050 --> 00:19:24.280
  • NOT ONLY FROM A LACK A FOOD AND CLEAN WATER
  • 00:19:25.010 --> 00:19:27.020
  • BUT ALSO FROM A LACK OF THINGS
  • 00:19:27.050 --> 00:19:29.020
  • WE OFTEN TAKE FOR GRANTED
  • 00:19:29.050 --> 00:19:31.020
  • LIKE A SIMPLE PAIR OF SHOES.
  • 00:19:31.050 --> 00:19:33.120
  • FAR TOO MANY CHILDREN LIVING IN EXTREME POVERTY
  • 00:19:33.150 --> 00:19:35.290
  • HAVE NEVER OWNED A NEW PAIR OF SHOES.
  • 00:19:36.020 --> 00:19:38.150
  • AND WHILE THAT MAY SEEM MINOR IN LIGHT OF ALL THEIR NEEDS,
  • 00:19:38.180 --> 00:19:41.010
  • WALKING WITH BARE FEET
  • 00:19:41.040 --> 00:19:43.010
  • PUTS THEM AT RISK OF LIFE-THREATENING INFECTIONS AND DISEASE
  • 00:19:43.040 --> 00:19:46.000
  • THAT COULD LEAD TO CRIPPLING CONSEQUENCES AND EVEN DEATH.
  • 00:19:46.030 --> 00:19:49.230
  • BY RESPONDING TODAY YOU CAN HELP IMMEDIATELY SECURE
  • 00:19:49.260 --> 00:19:52.220
  • AND BEGIN SHIPPING CHRISTMAS SHOES
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  • TO 150.000 CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD
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  • JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
  • 00:19:57.240 --> 00:20:00.090
  • YOUR GIFT OF $36 WILL HELP PROVIDE TEN PAIRS OF SHOES.
  • 00:20:00.120 --> 00:20:03.250
  • A GIFT OF $72 WILL PROVIDE 20-PAIR
  • 00:20:03.280 --> 00:20:06.140
  • AND A GIFT OF $180
  • 00:20:06.170 --> 00:20:08.150
  • WILL HELP PROVIDE 50 PAIRS OF CHRISTMAS SHOES
  • 00:20:08.180 --> 00:20:10.190
  • FOR CHILDREN IN NEED.
  • 00:20:10.220 --> 00:20:12.190
  • AS A THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFT OF SUPPORT,
  • 00:20:12.220 --> 00:20:14.190
  • BE SURE TO REQUEST THIS BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED
  • 00:20:14.220 --> 00:20:16.190
  • GREEN CRYSTAL SHOE ORNAMENT,
  • 00:20:16.220 --> 00:20:18.190
  • A TREASURE TO DISPLAY AT EACH CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:20:18.220 --> 00:20:21.020
  • WITH YOUR GIFT OF $100 OR MORE
  • 00:20:21.050 --> 00:20:23.050
  • YOU MAY ALSO REQUEST THIS KEEPSAKE BOXED SET
  • 00:20:23.080 --> 00:20:25.160
  • OF LIFE'S CHRISTMAS SHOE ORNAMENTS.
  • 00:20:25.190 --> 00:20:27.270
  • FINALLY, PLEASE CONSIDER A GIFT OF $1.000 OR MORE
  • 00:20:28.000 --> 00:20:30.240
  • TO HELP PROVIDE OVER 275 PAIRS OF SHOES
  • 00:20:30.270 --> 00:20:34.050
  • OR TWO CHILDREN WITH CORRECTIVE CLEFT PALATE SURGERIES.
  • 00:20:34.080 --> 00:20:37.100
  • AND YOU MAY REQUEST THE BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:20:37.130 --> 00:20:39.100
  • "SAFE IN THE SHEPHERD'S ARMS" BRONZE SCULPTURE.
  • 00:20:39.130 --> 00:20:42.090
  • PLEASE CALL, WRITE, OR MAKE YOUR GIFT ONLINE TODAY!
  • 00:20:42.120 --> 00:20:47.040
  • James: SOME OF YOU ARE SAYING,
  • 00:20:47.210 --> 00:20:50.210
  • "JAMES, I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE
  • 00:20:50.210 --> 00:20:52.080
  • SOMETHING THAT SIMPLE
  • 00:20:52.080 --> 00:20:53.150
  • THAT COULD JUST HELP ME BE
  • 00:20:53.150 --> 00:20:54.280
  • IN THE CENTER OF GOD'S WILL.
  • 00:20:55.110 --> 00:20:58.110
  • I WANT TO SEND IT TO YOU
  • 00:20:58.110 --> 00:20:59.250
  • IF YOU HELP GIVE SHOES
  • 00:20:59.250 --> 00:21:01.060
  • AND SMILES, YOU MAKE THE GIFT
  • 00:21:01.060 --> 00:21:02.220
  • GOD PUTS ON YOUR HEART.
  • 00:21:02.220 --> 00:21:04.050
  • BUT WE'LL JUST SAY THANKS
  • 00:21:04.050 --> 00:21:05.210
  • IF YOU'D LIKE TO HAVE
  • 00:21:05.210 --> 00:21:07.020
  • THIS BOOK TOO BECAUSE WE WANT
  • 00:21:07.020 --> 00:21:08.190
  • TO TOUCH THOSE CHILDREN
  • 00:21:08.190 --> 00:21:10.040
  • WITH THE LOVE OF GOD.
  • 00:21:10.040 --> 00:21:11.140
  • WOULD YOU JOIN BETTY AND ME
  • 00:21:11.140 --> 00:21:12.260
  • IN SAYING THANKS TO EMERSON
  • 00:21:12.260 --> 00:21:14.070
  • AGAIN FOR BEING HERE?
  • 00:21:14.070 --> 00:21:15.210
  • APPRECIATE YOU, BROTHER!
  • 00:21:15.210 --> 00:21:17.030
  • KEEP SHARING TRUTH.
  • 00:21:17.030 --> 00:21:18.210
  • HERE'S THE BOOK.
  • 00:21:18.210 --> 00:21:20.050
  • IT'S IN THE BOOKSTORES TOO.
  • 00:21:20.050 --> 00:21:21.190
  • THANK ALL OF YOU.
  • 00:21:21.190 --> 00:21:23.020
  • THANKS FOR WATCHING.
  • 00:21:23.020 --> 00:21:24.160
  • THANKS FOR GIVING SHOES
  • 00:21:24.160 --> 00:21:25.280
  • JUST LIKE A TREE THAT GROWS BY THE WATER
  • 00:21:59.090 --> 00:22:04.120
  • LET THE STRONG WINDS BLOW I WILL NOT MOVE
  • 00:22:07.070 --> 00:22:12.000
  • JUST LIKE A CHILD SECURE IN THE LOVE OF A FATHER
  • 00:22:15.000 --> 00:22:19.240
  • NEVER LETTING GO I CLING TO YOU
  • 00:22:22.180 --> 00:22:28.140
  • IN EVERY SITUATION NO ROOM FOR FEAR AND DOUBT
  • 00:22:30.250 --> 00:22:38.100
  • NO MATTER WHAT I'M FACING
  • 00:22:38.130 --> 00:22:41.250
  • THE SONG OF MY HEART IS RINGING OUT
  • 00:22:41.280 --> 00:22:45.230
  • I'LL STAND ON YOUR PROMISE I WILL NOT BE MOVED
  • 00:22:45.260 --> 00:22:49.200
  • NOTHING CAN TEAR US APART
  • 00:22:49.230 --> 00:22:53.090
  • MY FAITH WON'T BE SHAKEN I'M ANCHORED IN YOU
  • 00:22:53.120 --> 00:22:57.110
  • IN DEATH AND IN LIFE YOU REMAIN
  • 00:22:57.140 --> 00:23:00.090
  • THE SONG OF MY HEART
  • 00:23:00.120 --> 00:23:02.190
  • OH, OH, OH! OH, OH, OH!
  • 00:23:02.220 --> 00:23:08.090
  • YOU ARE THE SONG OF MY HEART
  • 00:23:08.120 --> 00:23:10.110
  • OH, OH, OH! OH, OH, OH!
  • 00:23:10.140 --> 00:23:14.140
  • WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE AND THE STORM IS OVER
  • 00:23:17.200 --> 00:23:25.040
  • YOU ARE TRIED AND TRUE YOU NEVER CHANGE
  • 00:23:25.070 --> 00:23:32.290
  • WHEN ALL IS SINKING SAND YOU'RE A STRONG FOUNDATION
  • 00:23:33.020 --> 00:23:40.190
  • EVERYTHING ELSE WILL FADE BUT YOU REMAIN
  • 00:23:40.220 --> 00:23:46.070
  • IN EVERY SITUATION NO ROOM FOR FEAR AND DOUBT
  • 00:23:48.210 --> 00:23:56.150
  • NO MATTER WHAT I'M FACING
  • 00:23:56.180 --> 00:24:00.030
  • THE SONG OF MY HEART IS RINGING OUT
  • 00:24:00.060 --> 00:24:03.270
  • I'LL STAND ON YOUR PROMISE I WILL NOT BE MOVED
  • 00:24:04.000 --> 00:24:07.260
  • NOTHING CAN TEAR US APART
  • 00:24:07.290 --> 00:24:11.200
  • MY FAITH WON'T BE SHAKEN I'M ANCHORED IN YOU
  • 00:24:11.230 --> 00:24:15.180
  • IN DEATH AND IN LIFE YOU REMAIN
  • 00:24:15.210 --> 00:24:18.200
  • THE SONG OF MY HEART
  • 00:24:18.230 --> 00:24:21.140
  • OH YEAH!
  • 00:24:25.040 --> 00:24:26.280
  • WITH EVERY BREATH THAT I TAKE
  • 00:24:34.100 --> 00:24:38.040
  • WITH EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART
  • 00:24:38.070 --> 00:24:42.070
  • GOD I WILL SING TO THE WORLD
  • 00:24:42.100 --> 00:24:45.290
  • FAITHFUL YOU'VE BEEN
  • 00:24:46.020 --> 00:24:47.280
  • FAITHFUL YOU ARE
  • 00:24:48.010 --> 00:24:49.250
  • WITH EVERY BREATH THAT I TAKE
  • 00:24:49.280 --> 00:24:53.190
  • WITH EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART
  • 00:24:53.220 --> 00:24:57.180
  • GOD I WILL SING TO THE WORLD
  • 00:24:57.210 --> 00:25:01.150
  • FAITHFUL YOU'VE BEEN
  • 00:25:01.180 --> 00:25:03.170
  • FAITHFUL YOU ARE
  • 00:25:03.200 --> 00:25:05.160
  • WITH EVERY BREATH THAT I TAKE
  • 00:25:05.190 --> 00:25:09.090
  • WITH EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART
  • 00:25:09.120 --> 00:25:13.090
  • GOD I WILL SING TO THE WORLD
  • 00:25:13.120 --> 00:25:17.020
  • FAITHFUL YOU'VE BEEN
  • 00:25:17.050 --> 00:25:19.040
  • FAITHFUL YOU ARE
  • 00:25:19.070 --> 00:25:21.040
  • WITH EVERY BREATH THAT I TAKE
  • 00:25:21.070 --> 00:25:24.270
  • WITH EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART
  • 00:25:25.000 --> 00:25:28.210
  • GOD I WILL SING TO THE WORLD
  • 00:25:28.240 --> 00:25:32.190
  • FAITHFUL YOU'VE BEEN
  • 00:25:32.220 --> 00:25:34.230
  • FAITHFUL YOU ARE
  • 00:25:34.260 --> 00:25:38.030
  • IN EVERY SITUATION NO ROOM FOR FEAR AND DOUBT
  • 00:25:38.060 --> 00:25:45.200
  • NO MATTER WHAT I'M FACING
  • 00:25:45.230 --> 00:25:49.110
  • THE SONG OF MY HEART IS RINGING OUT
  • 00:25:49.140 --> 00:25:54.040
  • I'LL STAND ON YOUR PROMISE I WILL NOT BE MOVED
  • 00:25:54.070 --> 00:25:57.260
  • NOTHING CAN TEAR US APART
  • 00:25:57.290 --> 00:26:01.230
  • MY FAITH WON'T BE SHAKEN I'M ANCHORED IN YOU
  • 00:26:01.260 --> 00:26:05.230
  • IN DEATH AND IN LIFE YOU REMAIN
  • 00:26:05.260 --> 00:26:09.200
  • I'LL STAND ON YOUR PROMISE I WILL NOT BE MOVED
  • 00:26:09.230 --> 00:26:13.210
  • NOTHING CAN TEAR US APART
  • 00:26:13.240 --> 00:26:17.130
  • MY FAITH WON'T BE SHAKEN I'M ANCHORED IN YOU
  • 00:26:17.160 --> 00:26:21.110
  • IN DEATH AND IN LIFE YOU REMAIN
  • 00:26:21.140 --> 00:26:24.110
  • THE SONG OF MY HEART
  • 00:26:24.140 --> 00:26:26.150
  • OH, OH, OH OH, OH, OH
  • 00:26:26.180 --> 00:26:31.240
  • YOU'RE THE SONG OF MY HEART
  • 00:26:31.270 --> 00:26:34.070
  • OH, OH, OH, OH, OH, OH,
  • 00:26:34.100 --> 00:26:37.120
  • IN DEATH AND IN LIFE YOU REMAIN
  • 00:26:37.150 --> 00:26:40.000
  • THE SONG OF MY HEART
  • 00:26:40.030 --> 00:26:44.190
  • Announcer: IF YOU'RE IN THE DALLAS/FORT WORTH AREA,
  • 00:26:51.010 --> 00:26:52.280
  • COME BE A PART OF THE LIFE TODAY STUDIO AUDIENCE.
  • 00:26:53.010 --> 00:26:55.200
  • GO TO:
  • 00:26:55.230 --> 00:26:58.290
  • TOMORROW ON LIFE TODAY!
  • 00:27:02.100 --> 00:27:04.090
  • FORMER NFL PLAYER, SCOTT TURNER.
  • 00:27:04.120 --> 00:27:06.290
  • - SO MY MOTHER INSTILLED IN ME FAITH IN CHRIST.
  • 00:27:07.020 --> 00:27:11.060
  • - LIFE TODAY IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE SUPPORTERS OF LIFE OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL .
  • 00:27:12.190 --> 00:27:16.010
  • YOUR GIFT WILL BE USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE EXEMPT PURPOSES OF LIFE .
  • 00:27:16.040 --> 00:27:19.040
  • THE MINISTRY FEATURES SPECIFIC OUTREACHES
  • 00:27:19.070 --> 00:27:21.060
  • AS EXAMPLES OF THE PROGRAMS IT SUPPORTS AND CONDUCTS.
  • 00:27:21.090 --> 00:27:23.080
  • GIFTS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE WITHOUT RESTRICTION
  • 00:27:23.110 --> 00:27:25.100
  • AS TO USE UNLESS EXPLICITLY STIPULATED BY THE DONOR.
  • 00:27:25.130 --> 00:27:27.140
  • THE MINISTRY IS A MEMBER OF THE E.C.F.A.
  • 00:27:27.170 --> 00:27:29.240