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Dr. Emerson Eggerichs | The 4 Wills of God

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August 30, 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,
  • 00:06:48.210 --> 00:06:51.070
  • NONE OF US DO IT PERFECTLY,
  • 00:06:51.070 --> 00:06:52.270
  • BUT IF OUR HEARTS ARE THERE,
  • 00:06:52.270 --> 00:06:54.200
  • WE'RE NOT GOING TO MISS
  • 00:06:54.200 --> 00:06:56.030
  • THE WILL OF GOD,
  • 00:06:56.030 --> 00:06:57.100
  • WE'RE DOING HIS WILL.
  • 00:06:57.100 --> 00:06:58.190
  • BUT QUITE OFTEN THEN
  • 00:06:58.190 --> 00:06:59.250
  • IF WE RESPOND
  • 00:06:59.250 --> 00:07:01.010
  • TO WHAT IS ON HIS HEART,
  • 00:07:01.010 --> 00:07:02.100
  • HE WILL RESPOND TO US
  • 00:07:02.100 --> 00:07:03.170
  • BASED ON WHAT IS ON OUR HEART.
  • 00:07:03.170 --> 00:07:05.180
  • AND IF HE DOES NOT,
  • 00:07:05.180 --> 00:07:06.290
  • THE SECOND PART
  • 00:07:06.290 --> 00:07:08.040
  • OF THE SUBTITLE,
  • 00:07:08.040 --> 00:07:09.070
  • THE 4 WILLS OF GOD:
  • 00:07:09.070 --> 00:07:10.160
  • "THE WAY HE DIRECTS OUR STEPS
  • 00:07:10.160 --> 00:07:13.080
  • BUT FREES US
  • 00:07:13.080 --> 00:07:14.180
  • TO DIRECT OUR OWN."
  • 00:07:14.180 --> 00:07:15.290
  • IF I'VE BEEN PRAYING
  • 00:07:15.290 --> 00:07:17.040
  • ABOUT THESE THINGS
  • 00:07:17.040 --> 00:07:18.080
  • AND SHOULD I GO
  • 00:07:18.080 --> 00:07:19.100
  • TO DOOR A OR DOOR B
  • 00:07:19.100 --> 00:07:20.140
  • AND THE LORD IS NOT REVEALING
  • 00:07:20.140 --> 00:07:21.160
  • HIS UNIQUE WILL TO ME,
  • 00:07:21.160 --> 00:07:22.180
  • WHAT DO I DO?
  • 00:07:22.180 --> 00:07:23.210
  • IF YOU'RE DOING THESE FOUR,
  • 00:07:23.210 --> 00:07:24.260
  • YOU'RE KIND OF FREE.
  • 00:07:24.260 --> 00:07:26.170
  • YOU'RE FREE TO GO TO A OR B
  • 00:07:26.170 --> 00:07:28.280
  • AS LONG AS YOU CONTINUE
  • 00:07:28.280 --> 00:07:30.060
  • TO RESPOND TO THESE FOUR.
  • 00:07:30.060 --> 00:07:32.020
  • YOU'RE NOT GOING
  • 00:07:32.020 --> 00:07:33.070
  • TO MISS HIS WILL,
  • 00:07:33.070 --> 00:07:34.110
  • YOU'RE DOING HIS WILL.
  • 00:07:34.110 --> 00:07:35.150
  • MY DAUGHTER JOY IS THE ONE
  • 00:07:35.150 --> 00:07:36.230
  • THAT REALLY WANTED ME
  • 00:07:36.230 --> 00:07:37.290
  • TO WRITE THIS BOOK
  • 00:07:37.290 --> 00:07:39.060
  • AND GET IT OUT THERE BECAUSE
  • 00:07:39.060 --> 00:07:40.120
  • SHE HERSELF EXPERIENCED
  • 00:07:40.120 --> 00:07:41.200
  • THIS MESSAGE
  • 00:07:41.200 --> 00:07:42.290
  • AND HOW IT LIBERATED HER.
  • 00:07:42.290 --> 00:07:44.250
  • SHE SAID, "DAD, YOU NEED
  • 00:07:44.250 --> 00:07:46.050
  • TO GET THIS MESSAGE OUT
  • 00:07:46.050 --> 00:07:47.080
  • BECAUSE SO MUCH CHRISTIANS ARE
  • 00:07:47.080 --> 00:07:48.110
  • FEARFUL OF MISSING HIS WILL
  • 00:07:48.110 --> 00:07:49.210
  • AND THIS JUST FREES YOU UP."
  • 00:07:49.210 --> 00:07:51.020
  • IF YOU'RE DOING HIS WILL
  • 00:07:51.020 --> 00:07:52.070
  • HOW ARE YOU GOING
  • 00:07:52.070 --> 00:07:53.130
  • TO MISS HIS WILL?
  • 00:07:53.130 --> 00:07:54.190
  • RELAX. BUT QUITE OFTEN THEN
  • 00:07:54.190 --> 00:07:55.290
  • WHEN WE FOLLOW THESE FOUR,
  • 00:07:55.290 --> 00:07:57.040
  • UNIQUE EXCITING THINGS
  • 00:07:57.040 --> 00:07:58.110
  • BEGIN TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:07:58.110 --> 00:07:59.170
  • DOES THAT MAKE SENSE?
  • 00:07:59.170 --> 00:08:00.230
  • James: TOTALLY!
  • 00:08:00.230 --> 00:08:01.250
  • I THINK YOU STARTED
  • 00:08:01.250 --> 00:08:02.280
  • AND THAT REALLY IS A BELIEF
  • 00:08:04.080 --> 00:08:06.140
  • INTO A RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:08:06.140 --> 00:08:08.080
  • AND A SPIRITUAL BIRTH
  • 00:08:08.080 --> 00:08:10.120
  • MISS COMPLETELY
  • 00:08:11.220 --> 00:08:13.100
  • BECAUSE THEY'VE SUBSTITUTED
  • 00:08:13.100 --> 00:08:14.240
  • SOME RELIGIOUS PRACTICE
  • 00:08:14.240 --> 00:08:16.220
  • OR SOME KIND
  • 00:08:16.220 --> 00:08:18.070
  • OF TRADITIONS OF MEN
  • 00:08:18.070 --> 00:08:19.130
  • WHICH ARE OFTEN AS
  • 00:08:19.130 --> 00:08:20.170
  • JESUS SAID TO THE PHARISEES,
  • 00:08:20.170 --> 00:08:21.240
  • "THE TRADITIONS OF MEN TAUGHT
  • 00:08:21.240 --> 00:08:23.220
  • AS THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD,"
  • 00:08:23.220 --> 00:08:25.160
  • WHICH IN FACT THEY WERE NOT
  • 00:08:25.160 --> 00:08:27.130
  • HIS WILL, MANY TIMES.
  • 00:08:27.130 --> 00:08:29.070
  • IT WAS GOING THROUGH
  • 00:08:29.070 --> 00:08:30.260
  • THE MOTIONS.
  • 00:08:30.260 --> 00:08:32.040
  • EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW JESUS.
  • 00:08:32.040 --> 00:08:33.090
  • NOW TODAY,
  • 00:08:33.090 --> 00:08:34.160
  • IF YOU ARE RATHER ABSOLUTE
  • 00:08:34.160 --> 00:08:36.110
  • IN A STATEMENT, ESPECIALLY
  • 00:08:36.110 --> 00:08:37.210
  • FROM A FAITH STANDPOINT,
  • 00:08:37.210 --> 00:08:39.210
  • THAT THIS IS THE ONLY WAY,
  • 00:08:39.210 --> 00:08:41.260
  • WHICH JESUS SAYS,
  • 00:08:41.260 --> 00:08:43.040
  • "NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER
  • 00:08:43.040 --> 00:08:44.140
  • BUT BY ME.
  • 00:08:44.140 --> 00:08:45.200
  • I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH,
  • 00:08:45.200 --> 00:08:46.280
  • AND THE LIFE."
  • 00:08:46.280 --> 00:08:48.040
  • IF HE IS WHO HE SAID HE IS
  • 00:08:48.040 --> 00:08:50.240
  • AND THERE IS NO OTHER,
  • 00:08:50.240 --> 00:08:52.000
  • "NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER
  • 00:08:52.000 --> 00:08:53.090
  • BUT BY ME."
  • 00:08:53.090 --> 00:08:54.200
  • NOW A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY,
  • 00:08:54.200 --> 00:08:56.000
  • "HE WAS JUST
  • 00:08:56.000 --> 00:08:57.070
  • A GREAT RELIGIOUS TEACHER."
  • 00:08:57.070 --> 00:08:58.100
  • NO, IF HE IS AN OUTRIGHT LIAR
  • 00:08:58.100 --> 00:09:00.050
  • OR IF HE'S FOOLISH ENOUGH
  • 00:09:00.050 --> 00:09:01.140
  • TO THINK I AM --
  • 00:09:01.140 --> 00:09:02.180
  • "YOU'VE SEEN ME," HE SAID,
  • 00:09:02.180 --> 00:09:03.210
  • "YOU'VE SEEN GOD.
  • 00:09:03.210 --> 00:09:04.290
  • I AND THE FATHER, WE'RE ONE.
  • 00:09:04.290 --> 00:09:06.070
  • AND YOU CAN ONLY COME
  • 00:09:06.070 --> 00:09:07.180
  • TO THE FATHER THROUGH ME.
  • 00:09:07.180 --> 00:09:08.290
  • THERE IS NO OTHER WAY THERE."
  • 00:09:08.290 --> 00:09:10.120
  • THOSE ARE PRETTY
  • 00:09:10.120 --> 00:09:11.220
  • ABSOLUTE STATEMENTS.
  • 00:09:11.220 --> 00:09:12.290
  • SO IF HE IS NOT IN FACT
  • 00:09:12.290 --> 00:09:14.140
  • WHO HE SAID HE IS,
  • 00:09:14.140 --> 00:09:15.220
  • THEN AS C.S. LEWIS SAID
  • 00:09:15.220 --> 00:09:17.050
  • HE IS EITHER A LIAR
  • 00:09:17.050 --> 00:09:19.230
  • OR A LUNATIC
  • 00:09:19.230 --> 00:09:20.270
  • OR HE IS IN FACT
  • 00:09:20.270 --> 00:09:22.030
  • WHO HE SAID HE IS,
  • 00:09:22.030 --> 00:09:23.080
  • HE IS THE LORD.
  • 00:09:23.080 --> 00:09:24.180
  • SO WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:09:24.180 --> 00:09:25.230
  • BELIEVING IN JESUS
  • 00:09:25.230 --> 00:09:26.260
  • YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:09:26.260 --> 00:09:27.280
  • A COMMITMENT
  • 00:09:27.280 --> 00:09:28.290
  • THAT BRINGS TRANSFORMATION,
  • 00:09:28.290 --> 00:09:30.020
  • THE NEW CREATION,
  • 00:09:30.020 --> 00:09:31.030
  • WE BECOME A NEW PERSON
  • 00:09:31.030 --> 00:09:32.070
  • IN CHRIST.
  • 00:09:32.070 --> 00:09:33.130
  • SOMETHING HAPPENS IN OUR LIFE
  • 00:09:33.130 --> 00:09:34.180
  • THAT ACTUALLY BRINGS US
  • 00:09:34.180 --> 00:09:35.260
  • INTO A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:09:35.260 --> 00:09:37.050
  • WITH ALMIGHTY GOD,
  • 00:09:37.050 --> 00:09:38.130
  • THE CREATOR, THE FATHER AND
  • 00:09:38.130 --> 00:09:39.220
  • WE CAN HAVE THAT FELLOWSHIP
  • 00:09:39.220 --> 00:09:41.000
  • AND RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:09:41.000 --> 00:09:42.060
  • AND THAT'S WHAT IT IS;
  • 00:09:42.060 --> 00:09:43.250
  • TO DO THE WILL OF GOD
  • 00:09:43.250 --> 00:09:45.040
  • IS TO COME INTO NOT JUST
  • 00:09:45.040 --> 00:09:46.130
  • SAYING SOMETHING
  • 00:09:46.130 --> 00:09:47.200
  • BUT THE FAITH COMMITMENT
  • 00:09:47.200 --> 00:09:48.290
  • OF BELIEVING
  • 00:09:48.290 --> 00:09:50.020
  • TO WHERE YOU ACTUALLY
  • 00:09:50.020 --> 00:09:51.080
  • ENTER INTO A RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:09:51.080 --> 00:09:52.160
  • IS THAT A CLOSE SUMMATION
  • 00:09:52.160 --> 00:09:53.240
  • Emerson: WELL, YOU'RE ONE OF
  • 00:09:55.090 --> 00:09:56.090
  • THE WORLD'S BEST EVANGELISTS
  • 00:09:56.090 --> 00:09:58.000
  • SO I THINK YOU ARTICULATED IT
  • 00:09:58.000 --> 00:09:59.110
  • QUITE WELL.
  • 00:09:59.110 --> 00:10:00.230
  • THAT I WAS NOT RAISED
  • 00:10:02.010 --> 00:10:03.070
  • IN A CHRISTIAN FAMILY,
  • 00:10:03.070 --> 00:10:04.120
  • AND MY DAD ATTEMPTED
  • 00:10:04.120 --> 00:10:05.170
  • TO STRANGLE MY MOTHER
  • 00:10:05.170 --> 00:10:06.220
  • WHEN I WAS TWO AND A HALF.
  • 00:10:06.220 --> 00:10:07.290
  • AND THEN WHEN I WAS 11,
  • 00:10:07.290 --> 00:10:09.050
  • I DISCOVERED MY DAD
  • 00:10:09.050 --> 00:10:10.110
  • WAS COMMITTING ADULTERY.
  • 00:10:10.110 --> 00:10:11.150
  • I PICKED UP A BUTCHER KNIFE
  • 00:10:11.150 --> 00:10:12.190
  • ONCE TO SAY TO MY MOM,
  • 00:10:12.190 --> 00:10:13.270
  • "I'M GOING TO KILL DAD."
  • 00:10:13.270 --> 00:10:15.010
  • IT WAS FALSE BRAVADO.
  • 00:10:15.010 --> 00:10:16.060
  • BUT MOM FELT I NEEDED
  • 00:10:16.060 --> 00:10:17.140
  • TO GO TO MILITARY SCHOOL
  • 00:10:17.140 --> 00:10:18.200
  • BECAUSE THERE WAS A COLLISION.
  • 00:10:18.200 --> 00:10:19.250
  • FROM 8TH GRADE TO 12TH GRADE
  • 00:10:19.250 --> 00:10:21.020
  • I WENT TO MISSOURI
  • 00:10:21.020 --> 00:10:22.090
  • MILITARY ACADEMY.
  • 00:10:22.090 --> 00:10:23.140
  • BUT AT AGE 16, SOMEONE
  • 00:10:23.140 --> 00:10:24.230
  • GAVE US A BILLY GRAHAM FILM,
  • 00:10:24.230 --> 00:10:26.170
  • FOR PETE'S SAKE
  • 00:10:26.170 --> 00:10:27.250
  • AND I RECEIVED CHRIST.
  • 00:10:27.250 --> 00:10:28.280
  • I WENT TO THAT
  • 00:10:28.280 --> 00:10:30.070
  • AND RECEIVED CHRIST.
  • 00:10:30.070 --> 00:10:31.110
  • AND THEN I WENT TO WHEATON
  • 00:10:31.110 --> 00:10:32.160
  • BECAUSE I KNEW
  • 00:10:32.160 --> 00:10:33.180
  • BILLY HAD GONE THERE.
  • 00:10:33.180 --> 00:10:34.230
  • THAT'S ALL I KNEW ABOUT
  • 00:10:34.230 --> 00:10:35.270
  • THE THINGS OF CHRIST, REALLY.
  • 00:10:35.270 --> 00:10:36.270
  • SO I APPLIED.
  • 00:10:36.270 --> 00:10:37.280
  • BUT MY FRESHMAN YEAR,
  • 00:10:37.280 --> 00:10:39.020
  • MY MOM CAME TO CHRIST,
  • 00:10:39.020 --> 00:10:40.080
  • MY DAD CAME TO CHRIST,
  • 00:10:40.080 --> 00:10:41.120
  • MY SISTER CAME TO CHRIST
  • 00:10:41.120 --> 00:10:42.170
  • WHO IS FIVE YEARS OLDER
  • 00:10:42.170 --> 00:10:43.190
  • AND MY BROTHER-IN-LAW
  • 00:10:43.190 --> 00:10:44.200
  • WHO IS A PROFESSOR
  • 00:10:44.200 --> 00:10:45.210
  • CAME TO CHRIST;
  • 00:10:45.210 --> 00:10:46.220
  • MY WHOLE FAMILY
  • 00:10:46.220 --> 00:10:47.230
  • CAME TO CHRIST.
  • 00:10:47.230 --> 00:10:48.240
  • AND MY MOM CAME TO ME
  • 00:10:48.240 --> 00:10:49.270
  • AT AGE 53, TEARS ROLLING DOWN
  • 00:10:49.270 --> 00:10:51.010
  • HER CHEEKS AND SHE SAID,
  • 00:10:51.010 --> 00:10:52.020
  • "ALL MY LIFE IT WAS
  • 00:10:52.020 --> 00:10:53.030
  • RIGHT HERE IN THE BIBLE
  • 00:10:53.030 --> 00:10:54.040
  • ABOUT A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:10:54.040 --> 00:10:55.050
  • WITH CHRIST;
  • 00:10:55.050 --> 00:10:56.060
  • ASKING CHRIST TO COME INTO ME,
  • 00:10:56.060 --> 00:10:57.100
  • THAT HE WOULD FORGIVE ME,
  • 00:10:57.100 --> 00:10:58.130
  • THAT I COULD HAVE HIS PEACE
  • 00:10:58.130 --> 00:10:59.160
  • AND HAVE A SENSE OF PURPOSE."
  • 00:10:59.160 --> 00:11:00.230
  • AND SHE BEGAN TO EXPERIENCE
  • 00:11:00.230 --> 00:11:02.240
  • THINGS IN HER LIFE
  • 00:11:02.240 --> 00:11:04.080
  • BECAUSE CHRIST WAS IN HER NOW
  • 00:11:04.080 --> 00:11:06.210
  • AND SHE BEGAN TO EXPERIENCE
  • 00:11:06.210 --> 00:11:08.030
  • THIS UNIQUE LEADING.
  • 00:11:08.030 --> 00:11:10.070
  • AND MY DAD BEGAN
  • 00:11:10.070 --> 00:11:11.180
  • TO DRIVE HER TO SPEAK
  • 00:11:11.180 --> 00:11:12.210
  • TO CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S CLUBS.
  • 00:11:12.210 --> 00:11:13.240
  • THEIR RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:11:13.240 --> 00:11:14.270
  • CAME TOGETHER.
  • 00:11:14.270 --> 00:11:16.000
  • THEY ARE BOTH IN HEAVEN NOW
  • 00:11:16.000 --> 00:11:17.030
  • BUT ONE OF THE POINTS
  • 00:11:17.030 --> 00:11:18.060
  • I MAKE IS IF HE WHO WOULD
  • 00:11:18.060 --> 00:11:19.150
  • COME TO GOD MUST
  • 00:11:19.150 --> 00:11:20.180
  • BELIEVE THAT HE IS
  • 00:11:20.180 --> 00:11:21.190
  • SAYS THE WRITER IN HEBREWS.
  • 00:11:21.190 --> 00:11:22.210
  • YOU'VE GOT TO COME TO GOD
  • 00:11:22.210 --> 00:11:23.240
  • ON HIS TERMS.
  • 00:11:23.240 --> 00:11:25.000
  • BUT THE IDEA OF EXCLUSIVITY
  • 00:11:25.000 --> 00:11:26.130
  • THAT YOU WERE REFERRING
  • 00:11:26.130 --> 00:11:27.200
  • TO EARLIER IS VERY UNACADEMIC
  • 00:11:27.200 --> 00:11:29.260
  • TO A LOT OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:11:29.260 --> 00:11:30.260
  • THE INTELLECTUAL COMMUNITY
  • 00:11:30.260 --> 00:11:31.260
  • DOES NOT LIKE EXCLUSIVITY.
  • 00:11:31.260 --> 00:11:33.040
  • BUT I CAME TO A POINT
  • 00:11:33.040 --> 00:11:34.100
  • WHERE I SAID,
  • 00:11:34.100 --> 00:11:35.120
  • "JESUS MADE THIS STATEMENT
  • 00:11:35.120 --> 00:11:36.170
  • AND I'M GOING TO TRUST HIM."
  • 00:11:36.170 --> 00:11:37.240
  • AND PARTICULARLY FOR A PERSON
  • 00:11:37.240 --> 00:11:38.280
  • WHO IS HURTING
  • 00:11:38.280 --> 00:11:40.000
  • AND IN NEED OF FORGIVENESS
  • 00:11:40.000 --> 00:11:41.020
  • THERE COMES A MOMENT
  • 00:11:41.020 --> 00:11:42.020
  • WHEN YOU LAY THAT ASIDE
  • 00:11:42.020 --> 00:11:43.080
  • AND SAY, "GOD, IF YOU'RE THERE
  • 00:11:43.080 --> 00:11:44.140
  • AND CHRIST IS YOUR SON,
  • 00:11:44.140 --> 00:11:45.190
  • COME INTO MY HEART
  • 00:11:45.190 --> 00:11:46.220
  • AND CHANGE ME.
  • 00:11:46.220 --> 00:11:47.270
  • I NEED YOU."
  • 00:11:47.270 --> 00:11:48.280
  • WE JUST SAY TO PEOPLE,
  • 00:11:48.280 --> 00:11:50.030
  • "HE IS NOT A COSMIC KILLJOY.
  • 00:11:50.030 --> 00:11:52.110
  • HE IS NOT OUT
  • 00:11:52.110 --> 00:11:53.160
  • TO RUIN YOUR PARTY.
  • 00:11:53.160 --> 00:11:54.200
  • HE WILL RESPOND TO YOU
  • 00:11:54.200 --> 00:11:55.200
  • BUT YOU'VE GOT TO COME
  • 00:11:55.200 --> 00:11:56.210
  • TO HIM FIRST ON HIS TERMS."
  • 00:11:56.210 --> 00:11:58.010
  • AND HE SAID,
  • 00:11:58.010 --> 00:11:59.050
  • "THIS IS THE WILL OF MY FATHER
  • 00:11:59.050 --> 00:12:00.100
  • THAT EVERYONE WHO BEHOLDS ME
  • 00:12:00.100 --> 00:12:01.290
  • AND BELIEVES IN ME
  • 00:12:01.290 --> 00:12:03.030
  • WILL HAVE ETERNAL LIFE;
  • 00:12:03.030 --> 00:12:05.000
  • AND I MYSELF WILL RAISE HIM UP
  • 00:12:05.000 --> 00:12:06.240
  • ON THE LAST DAY."
  • 00:12:06.240 --> 00:12:08.070
  • AS TEENAGERS, AND SHE WAS THE
  • 00:12:09.140 --> 00:12:12.030
  • FIRST ORIGINAL CHURCH LADY.
  • 00:12:12.030 --> 00:12:14.180
  • I WAS TALKING TO HER ONE TIME
  • 00:12:16.150 --> 00:12:17.260
  • ABOUT HOW REAL JESUS IS
  • 00:12:17.260 --> 00:12:19.010
  • ON ONE OF OUR DATES
  • 00:12:19.010 --> 00:12:20.020
  • AND SHE SAID, "WELL,
  • 00:12:20.020 --> 00:12:21.050
  • JESUS IS NOT REAL TO ME.
  • 00:12:21.050 --> 00:12:22.080
  • HE IS JUST SOMEONE
  • 00:12:22.080 --> 00:12:23.100
  • I'VE ALWAYS HEARD ABOUT."
  • 00:12:23.100 --> 00:12:24.110
  • THEN WHAT HAPPENED?
  • 00:12:24.110 --> 00:12:25.130
  • Betty: I CAME TO KNOW HIM
  • 00:12:25.130 --> 00:12:26.280
  • FROM WATCHING HIS LIFE,
  • 00:12:26.280 --> 00:12:28.170
  • THE MIRACLES AND THE WAY
  • 00:12:28.170 --> 00:12:30.060
  • GOD HAD TRANSFORMED HIM.
  • 00:12:30.060 --> 00:12:32.240
  • I BEGAN TO WATCH HIM
  • 00:12:32.240 --> 00:12:34.090
  • AND I THOUGHT,
  • 00:12:34.090 --> 00:12:35.140
  • I WANT THAT KIND OF INTIMACY
  • 00:12:35.140 --> 00:12:36.180
  • AND RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:12:36.180 --> 00:12:37.210
  • THAT HE HAS WITH JESUS.
  • 00:12:37.210 --> 00:12:38.250
  • AND AS I HEAR YOU TALK ABOUT,
  • 00:12:38.250 --> 00:12:40.030
  • THE FOUR WILLS, IT CAN BE
  • 00:12:40.030 --> 00:12:42.170
  • USED AS A GUIDE FOR OUR LIVES.
  • 00:12:42.170 --> 00:12:44.240
  • AND IT IS NOT TO STOP US
  • 00:12:44.240 --> 00:12:46.200
  • FROM GOING ONE DIRECTION BUT
  • 00:12:46.200 --> 00:12:48.050
  • IT SHOULD FREE US UP TO GO --
  • 00:12:48.050 --> 00:12:50.010
  • BECAUSE GOD DIRECTS US
  • 00:12:50.010 --> 00:12:51.080
  • IN MANY DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS,
  • 00:12:51.080 --> 00:12:52.170
  • DIFFERENT SEASONS OF LIFE.
  • 00:12:52.170 --> 00:12:54.190
  • MY GREATEST DESIRE GROWING UP
  • 00:12:54.190 --> 00:12:55.230
  • WAS TO BE A WIFE,
  • 00:12:55.230 --> 00:12:57.040
  • A MOTHER AND A HOMEMAKER.
  • 00:12:57.040 --> 00:12:59.290
  • AND I FELT
  • 00:12:59.290 --> 00:13:01.070
  • WHEN I GOT TO DO THAT,
  • 00:13:01.070 --> 00:13:02.160
  • MY LIFE WAS COMPLETE.
  • 00:13:02.160 --> 00:13:04.080
  • BUT UH-UH!
  • 00:13:04.080 --> 00:13:05.170
  • GOD HAS OTHER PLANS.
  • 00:13:05.170 --> 00:13:07.040
  • SO THAT'S A DIFFERENT STEP,
  • 00:13:07.040 --> 00:13:08.100
  • DON'T YOU THINK?
  • 00:13:08.100 --> 00:13:09.140
  • GOD SAID, "OKAY, WE'RE GOING
  • 00:13:09.140 --> 00:13:10.260
  • TO GO THIS DIRECTION NOW.
  • 00:13:10.260 --> 00:13:12.080
  • YOU'RE NOT OUT OF MY WILL,
  • 00:13:12.080 --> 00:13:13.190
  • YOU'RE GOING TO GO
  • 00:13:13.190 --> 00:13:14.260
  • THIS DIRECTION."
  • 00:13:14.260 --> 00:13:16.050
  • SO IT IS ABOUT OUR JOURNEY,
  • 00:13:16.050 --> 00:13:17.110
  • DON'T YOU THINK
  • 00:13:17.110 --> 00:13:18.180
  • IN THAT RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM?
  • 00:13:18.180 --> 00:13:19.230
  • Emerson: SO WHEN
  • 00:13:19.230 --> 00:13:21.010
  • I MAKE THAT POINT, THIS IDEA
  • 00:13:21.010 --> 00:13:22.090
  • OF FREEDOM AND LIBERTY,
  • 00:13:22.090 --> 00:13:23.130
  • THAT THERE ARE GOING
  • 00:13:23.130 --> 00:13:24.220
  • OVER THE SEASONS OF LIFE
  • 00:13:26.020 --> 00:13:27.080
  • AND THE JEWS WERE UNDER
  • 00:13:27.080 --> 00:13:28.160
  • A LEGALISTIC OPPRESSION
  • 00:13:28.160 --> 00:13:29.220
  • BUT THEY LEARNED
  • 00:13:29.220 --> 00:13:30.270
  • THAT THEY WERE FREE.
  • 00:13:30.270 --> 00:13:32.050
  • TO MARRY WHOMEVER SHE WISHES
  • 00:13:33.160 --> 00:13:34.240
  • IN THE LORD.
  • 00:13:34.240 --> 00:13:36.000
  • THIS WHOLE IDEA OF FREEDOM
  • 00:13:36.000 --> 00:13:37.030
  • WAS SO REVOLUTIONARY
  • 00:13:37.030 --> 00:13:38.080
  • THAT THEY HAD
  • 00:13:38.080 --> 00:13:39.100
  • TO ACTUALLY ADDRESS IT,
  • 00:13:39.100 --> 00:13:40.120
  • DON'T USE YOUR FREEDOM
  • 00:13:40.120 --> 00:13:41.140
  • AS LICENSE TO SIN.
  • 00:13:41.140 --> 00:13:42.170
  • IT WAS SO REVOLUTIONARY
  • 00:13:42.170 --> 00:13:43.200
  • THAT THEY HAD TO
  • 00:13:43.200 --> 00:13:44.200
  • KIND OF CURTAIL IT.
  • 00:13:44.200 --> 00:13:45.220
  • BUT THIS IDEA THAT GOD
  • 00:13:45.220 --> 00:13:46.250
  • WILL UNIQUELY DIRECT US
  • 00:13:46.250 --> 00:13:47.260
  • BASED ON OUR PREFERENCES,
  • 00:13:47.260 --> 00:13:48.280
  • BASED ON OUR CONVICTIONS,
  • 00:13:48.280 --> 00:13:50.010
  • BASED ON OUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS,
  • 00:13:50.010 --> 00:13:51.020
  • BASED ON OUR TALENTS;
  • 00:13:51.020 --> 00:13:52.050
  • AND EACH OF US AS WE GO
  • 00:13:52.050 --> 00:13:53.070
  • THROUGH THESE SEASONS,
  • 00:13:53.070 --> 00:13:54.110
  • HAVE THAT POSTURE,
  • 00:13:54.110 --> 00:13:55.130
  • LORD, WHAT NEXT?
  • 00:13:55.130 --> 00:13:56.150
  • HOW DO WE MAKE SENSE OF IT?
  • 00:13:56.150 --> 00:13:57.170
  • ONE OF THE THINGS I SAY
  • 00:13:57.170 --> 00:13:58.190
  • IF YOU'RE NOT CLEAR,
  • 00:13:58.190 --> 00:13:59.210
  • ARE YOU TRUSTING CHRIST
  • 00:13:59.210 --> 00:14:00.250
  • ACTIVELY?
  • 00:14:00.250 --> 00:14:01.270
  • ARE YOU WALKING
  • 00:14:01.270 --> 00:14:02.290
  • IN MORAL PURITY?
  • 00:14:02.290 --> 00:14:04.030
  • ARE YOU GIVING THANKS TO HIM?
  • 00:14:04.030 --> 00:14:05.050
  • AND ARE YOU SUBMITTING
  • 00:14:05.050 --> 00:14:06.090
  • AND DOING WHAT'S RIGHT?
  • 00:14:06.090 --> 00:14:07.120
  • IF SO, RELAX!
  • 00:14:07.120 --> 00:14:08.190
  • LET'S JUST PRAY TOGETHER,
  • 00:14:08.190 --> 00:14:09.250
  • SEE WHAT THE LORD MIGHT DO.
  • 00:14:09.250 --> 00:14:11.120
  • BUT IF HE DOESN'T SHOW YOU,
  • 00:14:11.120 --> 00:14:12.210
  • YOU'RE IN THE CENTER
  • 00:14:12.210 --> 00:14:13.260
  • OF HIS WILL.
  • 00:14:13.260 --> 00:14:15.010
  • HOW CAN YOU MISS HIS WILL
  • 00:14:15.010 --> 00:14:16.090
  • WHEN YOU'RE DOING HIS WILL?
  • 00:14:16.090 --> 00:14:17.140
  • ISN'T THAT
  • 00:14:17.140 --> 00:14:18.200
  • A BEAUTIFUL FREEING THING?
  • 00:14:18.200 --> 00:14:19.220
  • THAT'S BEEN SO LIBERATING
  • 00:14:19.220 --> 00:14:20.230
  • TO SO MANY PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:20.230 --> 00:14:21.230
  • James: WELL, IT REALLY IS.
  • 00:14:21.230 --> 00:14:22.240
  • AND THE SPIRIT OF GRATITUDE,
  • 00:14:22.240 --> 00:14:23.250
  • IT SEEMS LIKE
  • 00:14:23.250 --> 00:14:25.020
  • IF WE'D JUST LOOK AROUND
  • 00:14:25.020 --> 00:14:26.220
  • AT ALL THE BLESSINGS WE HAVE.
  • 00:14:26.220 --> 00:14:27.280
  • LOOK AT WHERE WE CAN SHOP,
  • 00:14:27.280 --> 00:14:29.180
  • LOOK HOW WELL WE CAN TRAVEL,
  • 00:14:29.180 --> 00:14:30.260
  • HOW WE CAN MOVE ABOUT,
  • 00:14:30.260 --> 00:14:32.100
  • IT IS LIKE THERE IS NO LIMIT
  • 00:14:32.100 --> 00:14:33.280
  • ANYMORE TO THE THINGS
  • 00:14:33.280 --> 00:14:35.030
  • THAT WE CAN DO AND VISIT
  • 00:14:35.030 --> 00:14:36.060
  • OR SEE OR EVEN ENJOY,
  • 00:14:36.060 --> 00:14:37.290
  • IF YOU KNOW
  • 00:14:37.290 --> 00:14:39.040
  • WHAT REAL ENJOYMENT IS.
  • 00:14:39.040 --> 00:14:40.090
  • YOU REALLY HIT
  • 00:14:40.090 --> 00:14:42.250
  • ONE OF THE POINTS THERE
  • 00:14:42.250 --> 00:14:44.050
  • AND WE'VE GOT
  • 00:14:44.050 --> 00:14:45.110
  • LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES LEFT
  • 00:14:45.110 --> 00:14:46.190
  • BUT I WANT YOU TO TOUCH ON
  • 00:14:46.190 --> 00:14:47.290
  • THE ONE ABOUT SEXUAL PURITY,
  • 00:14:47.290 --> 00:14:50.200
  • ABOUT SOMEHOW
  • 00:14:50.200 --> 00:14:51.290
  • KEEPING THEMSELVES COMMITTED
  • 00:14:51.290 --> 00:14:54.030
  • AND THAT TO REALIZE
  • 00:14:54.030 --> 00:14:55.140
  • THAT FAILURE TO DO THAT
  • 00:14:55.140 --> 00:14:57.110
  • IS ACTUALLY DAMAGING
  • 00:14:57.110 --> 00:14:59.130
  • AND THE MAGNIFICENT,
  • 00:15:01.000 --> 00:15:02.120
  • LET'S SAY ATTRACTION,
  • 00:15:02.120 --> 00:15:03.240
  • EXCITEMENT, THE ECSTASY
  • 00:15:03.240 --> 00:15:05.090
  • IF YOU PLEASE
  • 00:15:05.090 --> 00:15:06.240
  • THAT ONLY GOD COULD
  • 00:15:07.290 --> 00:15:09.030
  • IMAGINE AND CREATE,
  • 00:15:09.030 --> 00:15:10.120
  • THAT IT SO OFTEN
  • 00:15:10.120 --> 00:15:12.010
  • WHEN WE COMMIT IMMORALITY
  • 00:15:12.010 --> 00:15:15.010
  • WE DON'T REALIZE
  • 00:15:15.010 --> 00:15:16.070
  • THAT WE'VE ACTUALLY
  • 00:15:16.070 --> 00:15:17.120
  • DAMAGED OURSELVES, OUR BODY.
  • 00:15:17.120 --> 00:15:18.140
  • SO WHAT DO YOU WANT
  • 00:15:18.140 --> 00:15:19.170
  • PEOPLE TO GRASP IN THAT?
  • 00:15:19.170 --> 00:15:20.210
  • Emerson: WELL,
  • 00:15:20.210 --> 00:15:21.260
  • CERTAINLY WHAT YOU JUST SAID.
  • 00:15:21.260 --> 00:15:23.040
  • SOME PEOPLE HAVE SAID,
  • 00:15:23.040 --> 00:15:24.070
  • "WELL, YOU ADDRESS THIS ISSUE
  • 00:15:24.070 --> 00:15:25.150
  • OF ABSTAIN
  • 00:15:25.150 --> 00:15:26.230
  • FROM SEXUAL IMMORALITY
  • 00:15:26.230 --> 00:15:27.250
  • AND YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE SALES
  • 00:15:27.250 --> 00:15:29.000
  • WITH MILLENNIALS."
  • 00:15:29.000 --> 00:15:30.060
  • SO THERE IS THIS ATTITUDE
  • 00:15:30.060 --> 00:15:31.200
  • THAT PEOPLE DON'T WANT
  • 00:15:31.200 --> 00:15:32.250
  • TO HEAR THIS.
  • 00:15:32.250 --> 00:15:34.020
  • BUT I DON'T BELIEVE THAT.
  • 00:15:34.020 --> 00:15:35.100
  • I BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE
  • 00:15:35.100 --> 00:15:36.130
  • MANY CHRIST FOLLOWERS
  • 00:15:36.130 --> 00:15:37.170
  • NO MATTER WHAT THE AGE
  • 00:15:37.170 --> 00:15:38.210
  • THAT KNOW THAT JESUS SAID,
  • 00:15:38.210 --> 00:15:39.290
  • "THE PURE IN HEART
  • 00:15:39.290 --> 00:15:41.040
  • SHALL SEE GOD"
  • 00:15:41.040 --> 00:15:42.060
  • THAT THERE IS THIS ENCOUNTER
  • 00:15:42.060 --> 00:15:43.120
  • WITH OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.
  • 00:15:43.120 --> 00:15:44.200
  • BUT THERE IS A CONDITION.
  • 00:15:44.200 --> 00:15:45.270
  • AND THE QUESTION IS,
  • 00:15:45.270 --> 00:15:47.030
  • IS IT A PRICE
  • 00:15:47.030 --> 00:15:48.090
  • THAT WE'RE WILLING TO PAY?
  • 00:15:48.090 --> 00:15:49.130
  • ONE OF THE THINGS WE
  • 00:15:49.130 --> 00:15:50.150
  • APPRECIATE ABOUT BILLY GRAHAM
  • 00:15:50.150 --> 00:15:51.200
  • IS WE KNOW HE WALKED
  • 00:15:51.200 --> 00:15:52.220
  • IN MORAL PURITY AND LOOK
  • 00:15:52.220 --> 00:15:53.290
  • AT HOW GOD HONORED HIM.
  • 00:15:53.290 --> 00:15:55.040
  • BUT IT COMES BACK
  • 00:15:55.040 --> 00:15:56.090
  • TO THAT PASSAGE.
  • 00:15:56.090 --> 00:15:57.140
  • YOUR SANCTIFICATION IS
  • 00:15:57.140 --> 00:15:58.180
  • THE WILL OF GOD; THIS IDEA
  • 00:15:58.180 --> 00:15:59.200
  • OF POSITIVE HOLINESS.
  • 00:15:59.200 --> 00:16:00.260
  • BUT ONE OF THE MAJOR
  • 00:16:00.260 --> 00:16:01.280
  • INTERFERENCES OF THAT
  • 00:16:01.280 --> 00:16:03.020
  • IS SEXUAL IMPURITY.
  • 00:16:03.020 --> 00:16:04.050
  • AND WE LIVE IN A CULTURE
  • 00:16:04.050 --> 00:16:05.090
  • THAT HAS SO MANY TEMPTATIONS
  • 00:16:05.090 --> 00:16:06.100
  • AND EACH OF US HAS TO COME
  • 00:16:06.100 --> 00:16:07.140
  • TO A POINT
  • 00:16:07.140 --> 00:16:08.180
  • WHERE WE MAKE A DECISION.
  • 00:16:08.180 --> 00:16:09.210
  • I SPOKE AT A MEGA CHURCH
  • 00:16:09.210 --> 00:16:10.240
  • IN COLORADO AND THE PASTOR
  • 00:16:10.240 --> 00:16:11.250
  • GOT UP AFTERWARDS AND SAID,
  • 00:16:11.250 --> 00:16:12.290
  • "I REMEMBER
  • 00:16:12.290 --> 00:16:14.040
  • THE DAY AND THE HOUR THAT
  • 00:16:14.040 --> 00:16:15.100
  • I SAID 'NO' TO PORNOGRAPHY."
  • 00:16:15.100 --> 00:16:16.120
  • THAT THERE COMES A MOMENT
  • 00:16:16.120 --> 00:16:17.170
  • IN EACH OF OUR LIVES WHEN
  • 00:16:17.170 --> 00:16:18.220
  • WE HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION;
  • 00:16:18.220 --> 00:16:19.250
  • THERE IS A PRICE TO PAY.
  • 00:16:19.250 --> 00:16:20.290
  • BUT THERE IS SO MUCH MORE
  • 00:16:20.290 --> 00:16:22.020
  • ON THE OTHER SIDE
  • 00:16:22.020 --> 00:16:23.060
  • OF TRUSTING AND OBEYING
  • 00:16:23.060 --> 00:16:24.120
  • THAT I'M TAKING THE POSITION
  • 00:16:24.120 --> 00:16:25.190
  • THAT IT IS WELL WORTH IT.
  • 00:16:25.190 --> 00:16:26.240
  • IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE
  • 00:16:26.240 --> 00:16:27.290
  • THE HAND OF GOD AND I GIVE
  • 00:16:27.290 --> 00:16:29.040
  • NARRATIVE AFTER NARRATIVE
  • 00:16:30.100 --> 00:16:31.140
  • OF PEOPLE WHO ALIGN THEMSELVES
  • 00:16:31.140 --> 00:16:33.060
  • WITH THAT AND BEGAN
  • 00:16:33.060 --> 00:16:34.160
  • TO ENCOUNTER GOD MOVING.
  • 00:16:34.160 --> 00:16:36.060
  • WHO IT JUST SEEMS LIKE
  • 00:16:38.000 --> 00:16:39.080
  • GOD IS ALL OVER THEM.
  • 00:16:39.080 --> 00:16:40.100
  • WHATEVER THEY KIND OF DO.
  • 00:16:40.100 --> 00:16:41.110
  • WELL, IF YOU SIT DOWN
  • 00:16:41.110 --> 00:16:42.150
  • AND YOU TALK TO THEM,
  • 00:16:42.150 --> 00:16:43.170
  • THEY HAVE MADE A COMMITMENT
  • 00:16:43.170 --> 00:16:44.220
  • TO LIVE THIS WAY
  • 00:16:44.220 --> 00:16:45.270
  • AND THEY WANT TO.
  • 00:16:45.270 --> 00:16:47.000
  • IN FACT, THEY FIND PLEASURE
  • 00:16:47.000 --> 00:16:48.140
  • IN PLEASING GOD.
  • 00:16:48.140 --> 00:16:49.200
  • IT IS REALLY SECONDARY TO WHAT
  • 00:16:49.200 --> 00:16:51.130
  • THEY'RE GOING TO GET FROM GOD.
  • 00:16:51.130 --> 00:16:52.260
  • THEY'RE JUST KIND OF EXCITED.
  • 00:16:52.260 --> 00:16:54.050
  • I SAY TO A PERSON,
  • 00:16:54.050 --> 00:16:55.130
  • "YOU CAN BE IN A PRISON CELL
  • 00:16:55.130 --> 00:16:56.170
  • AND YOU CAN TRUST CHRIST
  • 00:16:56.170 --> 00:16:57.220
  • WITH YOUR HEART.
  • 00:16:57.220 --> 00:16:58.270
  • YOU CAN GIVE THANKS.
  • 00:16:58.270 --> 00:17:00.030
  • YOU CAN BE MORALLY PURE.
  • 00:17:00.030 --> 00:17:01.070
  • YOU CAN DO WHAT IS RIGHT
  • 00:17:01.070 --> 00:17:02.130
  • IN THAT CONTEXT
  • 00:17:02.130 --> 00:17:03.200
  • AND YOU'RE IN THE CENTER
  • 00:17:03.200 --> 00:17:04.260
  • OF HIS WILL,
  • 00:17:04.260 --> 00:17:06.030
  • AND THE LORD WILL COME TO YOU
  • 00:17:06.030 --> 00:17:07.100
  • IN A WAY THAT'S VERY PERSONAL
  • 00:17:07.100 --> 00:17:08.190
  • AND PRECIOUS."
  • 00:17:08.190 --> 00:17:09.260
  • WE'VE GOT TO TRUST THIS BUT
  • 00:17:09.260 --> 00:17:11.060
  • WE HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION.
  • 00:17:11.060 --> 00:17:12.110
  • AND SEXUAL PURITY
  • 00:17:12.110 --> 00:17:13.150
  • IS ONE OF THOSE CRISIS POINTS
  • 00:17:13.150 --> 00:17:14.200
  • THAT MANY PEOPLE ARE AT
  • 00:17:14.200 --> 00:17:15.290
  • AND THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE
  • 00:17:15.290 --> 00:17:17.080
  • TO MAKE A DECISION;
  • 00:17:17.080 --> 00:17:18.150
  • WHAT DO THEY WANT?
  • 00:17:18.150 --> 00:17:19.210
  • James: YOU'RE SAYING
  • 00:17:19.210 --> 00:17:20.260
  • THAT IF WE EVEN SIMPLIFY,
  • 00:17:20.260 --> 00:17:22.020
  • TO JUST TAKE THESE FOUR THINGS
  • 00:17:22.020 --> 00:17:23.180
  • THAT KIND OF FREES US UP
  • 00:17:23.180 --> 00:17:25.070
  • TO WALK IN FREEDOM
  • 00:17:25.070 --> 00:17:27.000
  • AND FULLNESS TO EXPERIENCE
  • 00:17:27.000 --> 00:17:28.150
  • ALL THAT HE IS, CHRIST IN US,
  • 00:17:28.150 --> 00:17:30.230
  • THE HOPE OF HIS GLORY
  • 00:17:30.230 --> 00:17:32.160
  • MANIFEST THROUGH US
  • 00:17:32.160 --> 00:17:35.080
  • AND TO THE WORLD, THAT'S
  • 00:17:35.080 --> 00:17:36.180
  • WHAT YOU'RE LONGING FOR.
  • 00:17:36.180 --> 00:17:37.240
  • WOULD YOU SAY THANKS
  • 00:17:37.240 --> 00:17:39.000
  • TO EMERSON
  • 00:17:39.000 --> 00:17:40.030
  • FOR BEING A BLESSING
  • 00:17:40.030 --> 00:17:41.080
  • AND REALLY PAYING THE PRICE
  • 00:17:41.080 --> 00:17:43.200
  • TO WRITE GREAT BOOKS
  • 00:17:43.200 --> 00:17:45.280
  • AND TO TEACH US?
  • 00:17:45.280 --> 00:17:48.160
  • WE LIKE TO HELP PEOPLE
  • 00:17:48.160 --> 00:17:50.000
  • I WANT TO PUT SMILES
  • 00:17:51.150 --> 00:17:52.270
  • ON CHILDREN'S FACES.
  • 00:17:52.270 --> 00:17:54.060
  • TWO WAYS --
  • 00:17:54.060 --> 00:17:55.150
  • I WANT TO GIVE THEM SHOES,
  • 00:17:55.150 --> 00:17:57.030
  • AND I WANT TO GIVE
  • 00:17:57.030 --> 00:17:58.060
  • SOME CLEFT PALATE SURGERIES,
  • 00:17:58.060 --> 00:17:59.080
  • SOME SMILES.
  • 00:17:59.080 --> 00:18:00.160
  • WE'RE ASKING YOU
  • 00:18:00.160 --> 00:18:01.250
  • TO HELP GIVE 150.000 CHILDREN
  • 00:18:01.250 --> 00:18:03.160
  • A PAIR OF SHOES
  • 00:18:03.160 --> 00:18:04.220
  • FOR CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:18:04.220 --> 00:18:05.260
  • THEY COME IN ALL SIZES,
  • 00:18:05.260 --> 00:18:07.110
  • WHATEVER THE NEED.
  • 00:18:07.110 --> 00:18:09.080
  • Betty: YOU'RE SUCH A BIG PART
  • 00:18:09.080 --> 00:18:10.160
  • OF WHAT GOD WANTS TO DO HERE
  • 00:18:10.160 --> 00:18:11.250
  • IN PUTTING THE SHOES ON
  • 00:18:11.250 --> 00:18:13.250
  • THESE PRECIOUS LITTLE FEET.
  • 00:18:13.250 --> 00:18:15.180
  • WE'VE BEEN THERE
  • 00:18:15.180 --> 00:18:17.010
  • AND HAD THE OPPORTUNITY
  • 00:18:17.010 --> 00:18:18.120
  • TO PERSONALLY
  • 00:18:18.120 --> 00:18:19.200
  • PUT THE SHOES ON THE FEET
  • 00:18:19.200 --> 00:18:21.020
  • OF THESE PRECIOUS CHILDREN.
  • 00:18:21.020 --> 00:18:22.140
  • THEIR LITTLE HEARTS
  • 00:18:22.140 --> 00:18:23.170
  • JUST LIGHT UP.
  • 00:18:23.170 --> 00:18:24.240
  • THEY WERE DANCING AROUND.
  • 00:18:24.240 --> 00:18:25.280
  • THEY HAD SOMETHING
  • 00:18:25.280 --> 00:18:26.290
  • TO CELEBRATE.
  • 00:18:26.290 --> 00:18:28.030
  • NOT ONLY THAT
  • 00:18:28.030 --> 00:18:29.060
  • THEY HAD RECEIVED A GIFT
  • 00:18:29.060 --> 00:18:30.120
  • FROM THOSE THAT LOVED THEM
  • 00:18:30.120 --> 00:18:31.140
  • AND CARED ABOUT THEM
  • 00:18:31.140 --> 00:18:32.190
  • BUT THEY RECEIVED A GIFT
  • 00:18:32.190 --> 00:18:33.260
  • THAT IS GOING TO POSSIBLY
  • 00:18:33.260 --> 00:18:35.210
  • SAVE THEIR LIVES
  • 00:18:35.210 --> 00:18:36.230
  • BECAUSE IT PROTECTS THEM
  • 00:18:36.230 --> 00:18:38.030
  • FROM ALL THE DISEASE
  • 00:18:38.030 --> 00:18:39.110
  • AND ALL THE UGLY THINGS
  • 00:18:39.110 --> 00:18:40.190
  • THEY HAVE TO WALK THROUGH.
  • 00:18:40.190 --> 00:18:42.030
  • SO PLEASE JOIN WITH US
  • 00:18:42.030 --> 00:18:43.160
  • AND LET'S PUT SHOES
  • 00:18:43.160 --> 00:18:45.020
  • 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.
  • 00:18:56.140 --> 00:18:57.150
  • 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.
  • 00:19:01.180 --> 00:19:02.290
  • WE NEED TO START NOW
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  • SO WE CAN GET THE SHOES
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  • TO THEM BY CHRISTMAS
  • 00:19:05.160 --> 00:19:06.250
  • AND THEY WILL KNOW
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  • THE SURGERY IS THERE
  • 00:19:07.250 --> 00:19:09.130
  • FOR THEIR CHILD OR FOR THEM.
  • 00:19:09.130 --> 00:19:11.290
  • THANKS FOR MAKING THE CALL.
  • 00:19:11.290 --> 00:19:13.160
  • THANKS FOR GOING ONLINE
  • 00:19:13.160 --> 00:19:15.030
  • AND MAKING THE GIFT
  • 00:19:15.030 --> 00:19:16.080
  • GOD PUTS ON YOUR HEART.
  • 00:19:16.080 --> 00:19:17.110
  • POVERTY IS A KILLER
  • 00:19:20.070 --> 00:19:22.090
  • AND BECAUSE OF IT CHILDREN NEEDLESSLY SUFFER,
  • 00:19:22.120 --> 00:19:25.050
  • NOT ONLY FROM A LACK A FOOD AND CLEAN WATER
  • 00:19:25.080 --> 00:19:27.090
  • BUT ALSO FROM A LACK OF THINGS
  • 00:19:27.120 --> 00:19:29.090
  • WE OFTEN TAKE FOR GRANTED
  • 00:19:29.120 --> 00:19:31.090
  • LIKE A SIMPLE PAIR OF SHOES.
  • 00:19:31.120 --> 00:19:33.190
  • FAR TOO MANY CHILDREN LIVING IN EXTREME POVERTY
  • 00:19:33.220 --> 00:19:36.060
  • HAVE NEVER OWNED A NEW PAIR OF SHOES.
  • 00:19:36.090 --> 00:19:38.220
  • AND WHILE THAT MAY SEEM MINOR IN LIGHT OF ALL THEIR NEEDS,
  • 00:19:38.250 --> 00:19:41.080
  • WALKING WITH BARE FEET
  • 00:19:41.110 --> 00:19:43.080
  • PUTS THEM AT RISK OF LIFE-THREATENING INFECTIONS AND DISEASE
  • 00:19:43.110 --> 00:19:46.070
  • THAT COULD LEAD TO CRIPPLING CONSEQUENCES AND EVEN DEATH.
  • 00:19:46.100 --> 00:19:50.000
  • BY RESPONDING TODAY YOU CAN HELP IMMEDIATELY SECURE
  • 00:19:50.030 --> 00:19:52.290
  • AND BEGIN SHIPPING CHRISTMAS SHOES
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  • TO 150.000 CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD
  • 00:19:55.030 --> 00:19:57.280
  • JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
  • 00:19:58.010 --> 00:20:00.160
  • YOUR GIFT OF $36 WILL HELP PROVIDE TEN PAIRS OF SHOES.
  • 00:20:00.190 --> 00:20:04.020
  • A GIFT OF $72 WILL PROVIDE 20-PAIR
  • 00:20:04.050 --> 00:20:06.210
  • AND A GIFT OF $180
  • 00:20:06.240 --> 00:20:08.220
  • WILL HELP PROVIDE 50 PAIRS OF CHRISTMAS SHOES
  • 00:20:08.250 --> 00:20:10.260
  • FOR CHILDREN IN NEED.
  • 00:20:10.290 --> 00:20:12.260
  • AS A THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFT OF SUPPORT,
  • 00:20:12.290 --> 00:20:14.260
  • BE SURE TO REQUEST THIS BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED
  • 00:20:14.290 --> 00:20:16.260
  • GREEN CRYSTAL SHOE ORNAMENT,
  • 00:20:16.290 --> 00:20:18.260
  • A TREASURE TO DISPLAY AT EACH CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:20:18.290 --> 00:20:21.090
  • WITH YOUR GIFT OF $100 OR MORE
  • 00:20:21.120 --> 00:20:23.120
  • YOU MAY ALSO REQUEST THIS KEEPSAKE BOXED SET
  • 00:20:23.150 --> 00:20:25.230
  • OF LIFE'S CHRISTMAS SHOE ORNAMENTS.
  • 00:20:25.260 --> 00:20:28.040
  • FINALLY, PLEASE CONSIDER A GIFT OF $1.000 OR MORE
  • 00:20:28.070 --> 00:20:31.010
  • TO HELP PROVIDE OVER 275 PAIRS OF SHOES
  • 00:20:31.040 --> 00:20:34.120
  • OR TWO CHILDREN WITH CORRECTIVE CLEFT PALATE SURGERIES.
  • 00:20:34.150 --> 00:20:37.170
  • AND YOU MAY REQUEST THE BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:20:37.200 --> 00:20:39.170
  • "SAFE IN THE SHEPHERD'S ARMS" BRONZE SCULPTURE.
  • 00:20:39.200 --> 00:20:42.160
  • PLEASE CALL, WRITE, OR MAKE YOUR GIFT ONLINE TODAY!
  • 00:20:42.190 --> 00:20:47.110
  • James: SOME OF YOU ARE SAYING,
  • 00:20:47.280 --> 00:20:50.280
  • "JAMES, I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE
  • 00:20:50.280 --> 00:20:52.150
  • SOMETHING THAT SIMPLE
  • 00:20:52.150 --> 00:20:53.220
  • THAT COULD JUST HELP ME BE
  • 00:20:53.220 --> 00:20:55.050
  • IN THE CENTER OF GOD'S WILL.
  • 00:20:55.180 --> 00:20:58.180
  • I WANT TO SEND IT TO YOU
  • 00:20:58.180 --> 00:21:00.040
  • IF YOU HELP GIVE SHOES
  • 00:21:00.040 --> 00:21:01.130
  • AND SMILES, YOU MAKE THE GIFT
  • 00:21:01.130 --> 00:21:02.290
  • GOD PUTS ON YOUR HEART.
  • 00:21:02.290 --> 00:21:04.120
  • BUT WE'LL JUST SAY THANKS
  • 00:21:04.120 --> 00:21:05.280
  • IF YOU'D LIKE TO HAVE
  • 00:21:05.280 --> 00:21:07.090
  • THIS BOOK TOO BECAUSE WE WANT
  • 00:21:07.090 --> 00:21:08.260
  • TO TOUCH THOSE CHILDREN
  • 00:21:08.260 --> 00:21:10.110
  • WITH THE LOVE OF GOD.
  • 00:21:10.110 --> 00:21:11.210
  • WOULD YOU JOIN BETTY AND ME
  • 00:21:11.210 --> 00:21:13.030
  • IN SAYING THANKS TO EMERSON
  • 00:21:13.030 --> 00:21:14.140
  • AGAIN FOR BEING HERE?
  • 00:21:14.140 --> 00:21:15.280
  • APPRECIATE YOU, BROTHER!
  • 00:21:15.280 --> 00:21:17.100
  • KEEP SHARING TRUTH.
  • 00:21:17.100 --> 00:21:18.280
  • HERE'S THE BOOK.
  • 00:21:18.280 --> 00:21:20.120
  • IT'S IN THE BOOKSTORES TOO.
  • 00:21:20.120 --> 00:21:21.260
  • THANK ALL OF YOU.
  • 00:21:21.260 --> 00:21:23.090
  • THANKS FOR WATCHING.
  • 00:21:23.090 --> 00:21:24.230
  • THANKS FOR GIVING SHOES
  • 00:21:24.230 --> 00:21:26.050
  • JUST LIKE A TREE THAT GROWS BY THE WATER
  • 00:21:59.160 --> 00:22:04.190
  • LET THE STRONG WINDS BLOW I WILL NOT MOVE
  • 00:22:07.140 --> 00:22:12.070
  • JUST LIKE A CHILD SECURE IN THE LOVE OF A FATHER
  • 00:22:15.070 --> 00:22:20.010
  • NEVER LETTING GO I CLING TO YOU
  • 00:22:22.250 --> 00:22:28.210
  • IN EVERY SITUATION NO ROOM FOR FEAR AND DOUBT
  • 00:22:31.020 --> 00:22:38.170
  • NO MATTER WHAT I'M FACING
  • 00:22:38.200 --> 00:22:42.020
  • THE SONG OF MY HEART IS RINGING OUT
  • 00:22:42.050 --> 00:22:46.000
  • I'LL STAND ON YOUR PROMISE I WILL NOT BE MOVED
  • 00:22:46.030 --> 00:22:49.270
  • NOTHING CAN TEAR US APART
  • 00:22:50.000 --> 00:22:53.160
  • MY FAITH WON'T BE SHAKEN I'M ANCHORED IN YOU
  • 00:22:53.190 --> 00:22:57.180
  • IN DEATH AND IN LIFE YOU REMAIN
  • 00:22:57.210 --> 00:23:00.160
  • THE SONG OF MY HEART
  • 00:23:00.190 --> 00:23:02.260
  • OH, OH, OH! OH, OH, OH!
  • 00:23:02.290 --> 00:23:08.160
  • YOU ARE THE SONG OF MY HEART
  • 00:23:08.190 --> 00:23:10.180
  • OH, OH, OH! OH, OH, OH!
  • 00:23:10.210 --> 00:23:14.210
  • WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE AND THE STORM IS OVER
  • 00:23:17.270 --> 00:23:25.110
  • YOU ARE TRIED AND TRUE YOU NEVER CHANGE
  • 00:23:25.140 --> 00:23:33.060
  • WHEN ALL IS SINKING SAND YOU'RE A STRONG FOUNDATION
  • 00:23:33.090 --> 00:23:40.260
  • EVERYTHING ELSE WILL FADE BUT YOU REMAIN
  • 00:23:40.290 --> 00:23:46.140
  • IN EVERY SITUATION NO ROOM FOR FEAR AND DOUBT
  • 00:23:48.280 --> 00:23:56.220
  • NO MATTER WHAT I'M FACING
  • 00:23:56.250 --> 00:24:00.100
  • THE SONG OF MY HEART IS RINGING OUT
  • 00:24:00.130 --> 00:24:04.040
  • I'LL STAND ON YOUR PROMISE I WILL NOT BE MOVED
  • 00:24:04.070 --> 00:24:08.030
  • NOTHING CAN TEAR US APART
  • 00:24:08.060 --> 00:24:11.270
  • MY FAITH WON'T BE SHAKEN I'M ANCHORED IN YOU
  • 00:24:12.000 --> 00:24:15.250
  • IN DEATH AND IN LIFE YOU REMAIN
  • 00:24:15.280 --> 00:24:18.270
  • THE SONG OF MY HEART
  • 00:24:19.000 --> 00:24:21.210
  • OH YEAH!
  • 00:24:25.110 --> 00:24:27.050
  • WITH EVERY BREATH THAT I TAKE
  • 00:24:34.170 --> 00:24:38.110
  • WITH EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART
  • 00:24:38.140 --> 00:24:42.140
  • GOD I WILL SING TO THE WORLD
  • 00:24:42.170 --> 00:24:46.060
  • FAITHFUL YOU'VE BEEN
  • 00:24:46.090 --> 00:24:48.050
  • FAITHFUL YOU ARE
  • 00:24:48.080 --> 00:24:50.020
  • WITH EVERY BREATH THAT I TAKE
  • 00:24:50.050 --> 00:24:53.260
  • WITH EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART
  • 00:24:53.290 --> 00:24:57.250
  • GOD I WILL SING TO THE WORLD
  • 00:24:57.280 --> 00:25:01.220
  • FAITHFUL YOU'VE BEEN
  • 00:25:01.250 --> 00:25:03.240
  • FAITHFUL YOU ARE
  • 00:25:03.270 --> 00:25:05.230
  • WITH EVERY BREATH THAT I TAKE
  • 00:25:05.260 --> 00:25:09.160
  • WITH EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART
  • 00:25:09.190 --> 00:25:13.160
  • GOD I WILL SING TO THE WORLD
  • 00:25:13.190 --> 00:25:17.090
  • FAITHFUL YOU'VE BEEN
  • 00:25:17.120 --> 00:25:19.110
  • FAITHFUL YOU ARE
  • 00:25:19.140 --> 00:25:21.110
  • WITH EVERY BREATH THAT I TAKE
  • 00:25:21.140 --> 00:25:25.040
  • WITH EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART
  • 00:25:25.070 --> 00:25:28.280
  • GOD I WILL SING TO THE WORLD
  • 00:25:29.010 --> 00:25:32.260
  • FAITHFUL YOU'VE BEEN
  • 00:25:32.290 --> 00:25:35.000
  • FAITHFUL YOU ARE
  • 00:25:35.030 --> 00:25:38.100
  • IN EVERY SITUATION NO ROOM FOR FEAR AND DOUBT
  • 00:25:38.130 --> 00:25:45.270
  • NO MATTER WHAT I'M FACING
  • 00:25:46.000 --> 00:25:49.180
  • THE SONG OF MY HEART IS RINGING OUT
  • 00:25:49.210 --> 00:25:54.110
  • I'LL STAND ON YOUR PROMISE I WILL NOT BE MOVED
  • 00:25:54.140 --> 00:25:58.030
  • NOTHING CAN TEAR US APART
  • 00:25:58.060 --> 00:26:02.000
  • MY FAITH WON'T BE SHAKEN I'M ANCHORED IN YOU
  • 00:26:02.030 --> 00:26:06.000
  • IN DEATH AND IN LIFE YOU REMAIN
  • 00:26:06.030 --> 00:26:09.270
  • I'LL STAND ON YOUR PROMISE I WILL NOT BE MOVED
  • 00:26:10.000 --> 00:26:13.280
  • NOTHING CAN TEAR US APART
  • 00:26:14.010 --> 00:26:17.200
  • MY FAITH WON'T BE SHAKEN I'M ANCHORED IN YOU
  • 00:26:17.230 --> 00:26:21.180
  • IN DEATH AND IN LIFE YOU REMAIN
  • 00:26:21.210 --> 00:26:24.180
  • THE SONG OF MY HEART
  • 00:26:24.210 --> 00:26:26.220
  • OH, OH, OH OH, OH, OH
  • 00:26:26.250 --> 00:26:32.010
  • YOU'RE THE SONG OF MY HEART
  • 00:26:32.040 --> 00:26:34.140
  • OH, OH, OH, OH, OH, OH,
  • 00:26:34.170 --> 00:26:37.190
  • IN DEATH AND IN LIFE YOU REMAIN
  • 00:26:37.220 --> 00:26:40.070
  • THE SONG OF MY HEART
  • 00:26:40.100 --> 00:26:44.260
  • Announcer: IF YOU'RE IN THE DALLAS/FORT WORTH AREA,
  • 00:26:51.080 --> 00:26:53.050
  • COME BE A PART OF THE LIFE TODAY STUDIO AUDIENCE.
  • 00:26:53.080 --> 00:26:55.270
  • GO TO:
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  • AFTER BEING TOLD HE WOULD NEVER WALK AGAIN,
  • 00:27:03.040 --> 00:27:05.080
  • CHRIS AND EMILY NORTON PREPARE TO WALK
  • 00:27:05.110 --> 00:27:07.120
  • THE SEVEN LONGEST YARDS.
  • 00:27:07.150 --> 00:27:09.110
  • NEXT WEEK ON LIFE TODAY!
  • 00:27:09.140 --> 00:27:11.250
  • - LIFE TODAY IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE SUPPORTERS OF LIFE OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL .
  • 00:27:12.260 --> 00:27:16.080
  • YOUR GIFT WILL BE USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE EXEMPT PURPOSES OF LIFE .
  • 00:27:16.110 --> 00:27:19.110
  • THE MINISTRY FEATURES SPECIFIC OUTREACHES
  • 00:27:19.140 --> 00:27:21.130
  • AS EXAMPLES OF THE PROGRAMS IT SUPPORTS AND CONDUCTS.
  • 00:27:21.160 --> 00:27:23.150
  • GIFTS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE WITHOUT RESTRICTION
  • 00:27:23.180 --> 00:27:25.170
  • AS TO USE UNLESS EXPLICITLY STIPULATED BY THE DONOR.
  • 00:27:25.200 --> 00:27:27.210
  • THE MINISTRY IS A MEMBER OF THE E.C.F.A.
  • 00:27:27.240 --> 00:27:30.010