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September 10, 2020
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Bible teaching with an emphasis on Israel; prophecy and the Jewish roots of Christianity.

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  • male announcer: Welcometo "Our Jewish Roots"
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  • with insightful Bible teachingby Dr. Jeffrey Seif.
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  • In this program,the birth of a child
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  • leads to a test of faith.
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  • Our focus is on Isaac todayon divine deliverance.
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  • male announcer:From the beginning,
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  • our Creator revealed his willto the common man.
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  • Individuals listened to his calland responded in obedience.
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  • From the first Hebrew Avrahamto the culmination of salvation
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  • in Messiah himself, the Lordfaithfully intervenes
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  • with his divine deliverance.
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  • David Hart: We are so gladyou've joined us today.
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  • I'm David Hart.
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  • Kirsten Hart:I'm Kirsten Hart.
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  • Jeffrey Seif: I amJeffrey Seif,
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  • and we are going on a journey.
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  • It continues from Abraham toIsaac and on into the future.
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  • Kirsten: Last weekwas Isaac's father, Abraham.
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  • And this week is kind ofabout the relationship
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  • between the two of them.
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  • We're focused on Isaac,but it's also
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  • that father-son relationship.
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  • Jeffrey: You getsome of that going.
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  • Now, the Bible doesn't give us alot of information save the fact
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  • his father was going tokill him once upon a time.
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  • It's a little bit traumatic,what do you think?
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  • Would've called the policein today's era.
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  • Kirsten: See,my mouth is open.
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  • Could you imagine beingIsaac and here's your,
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  • you know, dad saying--
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  • Jeffrey: What did I do?
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  • Kirsten: Right, why are youbinding me up?
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  • It's an interesting dynamicand relationship
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  • that we see God deliverthrough Isaac.
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  • Jeffrey: It's a strange story,it's enigmatic,
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  • it's mysterious,and it's related to the cross.
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  • Fascinating.
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  • 'Cause we know a Fatherwho so loved the world
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  • that he did sacrifice his Son,now don't we?
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  • David: That's right.
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  • We're going to hearabout that right now
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  • in our dramatic reenactment.
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  • Let's go there now.
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  • male announcer: And the Lordappeared unto Abraham
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  • in the plains of Mamre.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Abraham:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • male:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Abraham:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • male:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Sarah: [laughing]
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  • male:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Jeffrey: The word in Hebrewfor angel is the word "malakh."
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  • Comes from the Ugaritic verb"lak," which means to send.
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  • The word "angel" and the word"messenger" are the same
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  • in the Hebrew Bible andin Greek, angolos,
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  • the same word,messenger and angel.
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  • Why is that?
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  • Because we're looking atthe delivering of messages.
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  • And oh, what a messagewe have here.
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  • Nevermind the word.
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  • Now, let's take a look atthe moment in the book.
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  • We get to the story inchapter 18 of Bereshit, Genesis.
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  • It's worth consideringwhat comes before.
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  • Avraham was just circumcised.
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  • I don't want to speak in a waythat could be construed
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  • as inappropriate for televisionor for religious audience,
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  • but he was in pain consideringhe just had
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  • a surgical operation.
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  • And the way the story is set up,it is the heat of the day.
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  • I mention that because Jewsalight upon the fact
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  • that Avraham wasparticularly discomforted.
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  • And you know what it's likewhen you're uncomfortable,
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  • you don't want to reach outto others because
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  • we tend to turn inward.
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  • This man was different.
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  • Discomforted though he was,he sees these messengers.
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  • He doesn't know they're angels,and he comes
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  • and extends hospitality to them,refreshment, food,
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  • the pouring on of water.
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  • You know, the word "hospitality"and the word "hospital"
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  • are cut from the same cloth.
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  • That is to say there's a kind ofhealing when we're hospitable.
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  • It's all related.
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  • What's worthy of note here isthe fact that the one
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  • who's extending hospitality issuffering in the process.
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  • We read in the newer testament,"Do not neglect to show
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  • hospitality, for some haveentertained angels unaware."
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  • Not only did theyentertain angels,
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  • they did something else.
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  • They inaugurate theirown ultimate deliverance.
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  • It's a fascinating storythat Avraham
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  • and his wife were vexedfor years.
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  • Not all trials go our way with,
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  • "In the name of Jesusbe healed."
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  • Well, I want to go to a churchthat can really make
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  • the mad man stop.
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  • You know, truth be known,some things linger.
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  • It doesn't mean thereisn't a breakthrough,
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  • it doesn't mean there'sno deliverance to come,
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  • but there is suffering.
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  • And there's a biblical promiseabout those who,
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  • through faith and patience,inherit a promise.
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  • Seemed to me that Sarah wasa little--she had lost patience
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  • a little sooner in the game,and so when she first hears
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  • of that she's going to bepregnant, she laughs.
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  • The word Isaac or Yishaq comesfrom the word meaning to laugh.
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  • We live in a world today whenmany think that deliverance,
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  • biblical deliverance,is in fact laughable.
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  • Not so.
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  • I read the text and read storiesof God breaking through.
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  • And by the way, the word"breakthrough,"
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  • as in waiting for thebreakthrough, means just that.
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  • There's something that,for all intents and purposes,
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  • is impenetrable.
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  • And you know what happens,God breaks through.
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  • Is it just for the Jew,or is it for you?
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  • It's a reasonable question.
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  • It's a rhetorical onebecause the answer is for all.
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  • Well, you say, "Yeah, maybethat's from the Jewish people."
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  • It's for thosewho walk by faith.
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  • There is a great reward.
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  • And after a series,a sequence of sufferings,
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  • after being tested by timeand circumstance,
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  • finally the miracle childis going to be born.
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  • It's not just good news comingto these ancient Jews.
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  • All of us are reminded thatthere's good things to come
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  • when we walk by faith.
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  • male announcer: And the Lordvisited Sarah as he had said.
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  • And the Lord did untoSarah as he had spoken.
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  • For Sarah conceived and bearAbraham a son in his old age,
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  • at the set time of whichGod has spoken to him.
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  • Sarah:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Abraham:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Sarah[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Abraham:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Abraham:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Sarah:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Sarah:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Jeffrey: When you get aprofessor type or a theologian
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  • to talk about childbirth,it really is the potential
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  • of missing the momentby a long shot, you know?
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  • The intellectual jargon, there'sa certain kind of tenderness.
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  • There's a certain experiencethat the movie captures,
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  • that gentle moment,that mother with child.
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  • I think it's hard for a maleto understand that,
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  • and it's easy for a theologianjust to dive into the text
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  • and the contents and--context and word studies,
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  • and just miss the tendernessof the moment entirely.
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  • I don't want to apologize forwho I am, I got to run with it,
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  • but there's somethingabout seeing it.
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  • There is a kind ofsoulish beauty there.
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  • Certainly it's the storyof a mother with a child,
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  • but in conjunction with that,if not beyond that,
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  • it's the story of a dreamcome true, a miracle
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  • that's happened, the endof a journey, a long wait.
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  • There's a sense of fulfillment.
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  • When I think of fulfillment,I think of being full
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  • and being filled.
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  • There's biblical language,"My cup runneth over,"
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  • to use the old classicalKing James talk.
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  • And that certainlyis Sarah's feeling,
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  • it's her mind on the matter.
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  • In chapter 21, we're told,"Adonai visited Sarah
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  • just as he had said."
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  • There's that momentof deliverance
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  • when it all comes clear,the sacredness of a moment.
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  • The Hebrew "paqad,"as in the Lord visited,
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  • it's also the Lord remembered.
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  • And this speaks to me ofa question that we ask,
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  • if not verbally,at the feeling level.
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  • Sometimes we wonder,"Does God really remember?"
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  • It's a question we ask assometimes we're in a wilderness.
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  • We can go to church andit's always preached that
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  • walking with God is the oasis,and the oasis is here.
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  • I'm not to say there's nowatering holes to speak of,
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  • but sometimesit's a long journey.
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  • But God watches overhis Word to performance,
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  • and he brings abouta great deliverance.
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  • In this case, a woman whocould not bear a child.
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  • And deliverance would comethrough this womb
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  • that wouldn't open.
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  • And there's a childwho would come, who then,
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  • as we'll see, is going to beoffered up to be sacrificed.
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  • This is a story abouta woman's struggle,
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  • this is a storyabout God's plan,
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  • but it's a story that pointsto another story,
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  • when the Father of us all,through a woman who couldn't
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  • bear a child, is going to bringforth a great deliverer.
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  • Kirsten: We would loveto connect with you
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  • Now, here'sAbraham's toughest test.
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  • announcer: And it cameto pass after these things
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  • that God tested Abraham.
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  • Abraham:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Isaac:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Abraham:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • male announcer: And God said,"Take now thy son,
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  • thine only son,Isaac whom thou lovest,
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  • and get thee untothe land of Moriah.
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  • And offer him therefor a burnt offering upon
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  • one of the mountains whichI will tell thee of."
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  • Then on the third day,Abraham lifted up his eyes
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  • and saw the place afar off.
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  • Abraham:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Isaac:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Abraham:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Abraham:[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • Jeffrey: I find it veryinteresting that Avraham,
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  • when he heard God tell him togo sacrifice Yishaq or Isaac,
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  • there's no record of himtelling Sarah on the front end.
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  • After the fact whenthe boy's brought back,
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  • then you can tell the story.
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  • But on the front end,I think not.
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  • I mention that becauseI was pleased to develop
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  • the story of the tender momentbetween a mother and child.
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  • After all that she hadbeen through,
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  • if her husbandcame around and said,
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  • "Honey, I heard the voiceof the Lord.
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  • I'm going to go kill Junior,"I think she would've taken the
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  • knife and stuck it in him andwould've been forgiven for it.
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  • Well, nevermind my conjecture.
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  • Sometimes, God beckons us to dothings that don't comport
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  • with sensibilities.
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  • This story in the book Bereshitin Genesis in the Hebrew world
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  • is called the Akedah,which means the binding,
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  • particularly the bindingof Isaac.
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  • And what a story it is thatthis man who's the father
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  • of the nation is going to take amiracle born son and have him
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  • carry the wood up to a placewhere he is then intended to be
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  • sacrificed, only to be stoppedin mid act and told that God
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  • will himself provide a lamb.
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  • There's a few thingsat play here.
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  • One, in chapter 22,we're told that the Lord
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  • tested Abraham in this way.
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  • And it can be said thatif there isn't a test,
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  • there ain't a testimony.
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  • There are tests.
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  • I wouldn't suggest you endeavorto do this with your own.
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  • One of the upshots of all thisis clarifying in no uncertain
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  • terms that God does notwant child sacrifice.
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  • I mention that becausein antiquity in North Africa
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  • and in the ancient Near East,there are many examples
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  • of the ancients offering upchild sacrifices, the firstborn,
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  • it's to placate a deity.
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  • If you look in the Hebrew Bible,individuals are beckoned
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  • to offer the firstfruits.
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  • There's grain products,there's animals,
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  • not your own children.
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  • But offering up childrenwas part and parcel
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  • to ancient religion.
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  • This certainly offersa challenge to that
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  • in no uncertain termsin the biblical economy.
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  • But more than that,there's a picture here
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  • of the ultimate redemption.
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  • Why do I say that?
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  • Again, to repeatthere is the father,
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  • who is working with the womanwho cannot conceive.
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  • It takes divine agency,it takes miracle,
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  • subsequent to whichshe gives birth.
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  • In the wake of this special son,who is the carrier
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  • of the promise of redemptionthrough Abraham,
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  • blessing to the world,this son is going to be taken
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  • and sacrificed,only to be stopped.
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  • It begs the question,what's at play here?
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  • Beyond offering a correctiveto a sacrificial practice that
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  • existed in antiquity,there's something here
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  • that telescopes into the futureto my way of thinking,
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  • that beckons an individual tounderstand something about
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  • the redemption to come, when Godthe Father will effect a miracle
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  • through a woman whocannot bear a child.
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  • And by the way, messengers comeand speak to her and Joseph
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  • and say as much, that a miraclechild will be born,
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  • and you're going to name himYeshua or Jesus.
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  • And by the way, the word "Jesus"is a word meaning to save,
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  • to deliver, or to redeem.
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  • To me, it's tragic the word"deliverance" has been hijacked.
  • 00:19:55.978 --> 00:19:59.548
  • There's a famous movie"Deliverance," and it has themes
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  • that aren't really appropriatefor a biblical audience,
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  • so we have to preface bysaying divine deliverance.
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  • This, friends, is a pictureof divine deliverance,
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  • and we find it inthe Hebrew Bible.
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  • It's at play in this text,and I hope it's at play
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  • in your own life.
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  • That is to say there is thisGod the Father who so loved
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  • the world that he senthis only begotten Son,
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  • who carried his wood to a cross,and in so doing became
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  • the sacrifice and the delivererfor us all.
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  • Kirsten: This series is titled"Divine Deliverance."
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  • And today, we see the divinedelivering Isaac
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  • from being a sacrificial child.
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  • I mean, a sacrifice onthe altar, that's intense.
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  • Jeffrey: Yeah, and I can telljust in the total inflection
  • 00:20:56.538 --> 00:20:58.974
  • and the facial expression, mom,what do you think about that,
  • 00:20:59.007 --> 00:21:01.943
  • you know, putting your kidon an altar like that?
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  • Kirsten: I got to tell you,this is horrible to say,
  • 00:21:03.545 --> 00:21:04.880
  • if God told me to sacrificeone of my sons, I'd be like,
  • 00:21:04.913 --> 00:21:08.016
  • "Okay, thank you, bye bye.No thanks."
  • 00:21:08.050 --> 00:21:09.985
  • Jeffrey:Wouldn't happen, yeah--
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  • Kirsten: I don't think so.
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  • Jeffrey: Here, there's so muchriding in that promised son.
  • 00:21:12.688 --> 00:21:14.056
  • God had promised a sonand Abraham waited so long.
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  • And that willingnessto offer, you know,
  • 00:21:17.025 --> 00:21:19.161
  • it really sayssomething about Abraham.
  • 00:21:19.194 --> 00:21:21.396
  • And it sayssomething about Isaac,
  • 00:21:21.430 --> 00:21:22.964
  • he was willing to go alongwith the program.
  • 00:21:22.998 --> 00:21:24.466
  • David: So, there wasa vision from God.
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  • It makes me think as we'resitting here how many times
  • 00:21:25.834 --> 00:21:27.602
  • maybe all of us have missedthat vision that God had for us.
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  • Jeffrey: Yes, and sometimesit's a trying vision.
  • 00:21:32.274 --> 00:21:34.376
  • It's not an easy pieceof demand, you know?
  • 00:21:34.409 --> 00:21:36.345
  • That--and it's a testingmoment here.
  • 00:21:36.378 --> 00:21:39.147
  • And if you're goingto have a testimony,
  • 00:21:39.181 --> 00:21:40.482
  • you got to have a test.
  • 00:21:40.515 --> 00:21:41.817
  • And you know, Abraham passed,and so did Isaac.
  • 00:21:41.850 --> 00:21:44.319
  • And praise God,divine deliverance
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  • has gone on through the ages.
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  • Kirsten: And at the last minute.
  • 00:21:48.156 --> 00:21:50.859
  • I mean, you see this wholescenario in your mind
  • 00:21:50.892 --> 00:21:53.462
  • with Abraham with this--theknife up here just ready,
  • 00:21:53.495 --> 00:21:56.832
  • and then there's the ram andthe thicket kind of thing.
  • 00:21:56.865 --> 00:21:59.201
  • Jeffrey: You know, and ifthere's a complaint box in
  • 00:21:59.234 --> 00:22:00.736
  • heaven, it's going to be filledwith a lot of people that say,
  • 00:22:00.769 --> 00:22:02.704
  • "God, why do you waitto come through
  • 00:22:02.738 --> 00:22:04.172
  • just in the last minute?"
  • 00:22:04.206 --> 00:22:05.974
  • He seems to havea habit of that.
  • 00:22:06.007 --> 00:22:08.176
  • You know, we all wish trialswould go away on the quick.
  • 00:22:08.210 --> 00:22:10.445
  • God does come through, sometimesit's the 11th hour to be sure.
  • 00:22:10.479 --> 00:22:14.783
  • Kirsten: And I was justgoing to say the flip side,
  • 00:22:14.816 --> 00:22:17.185
  • but if we look down history,there was a Son, God's own Son,
  • 00:22:17.219 --> 00:22:23.125
  • on that supposed same spot,that there was not
  • 00:22:23.158 --> 00:22:27.796
  • a sacrificial lamb,it was actually him.
  • 00:22:27.829 --> 00:22:30.966
  • He went through andthe sacrifice was made.
  • 00:22:30.999 --> 00:22:33.635
  • Jeffrey: It's quite the picture.
  • 00:22:33.668 --> 00:22:34.970
  • I endeavor to tell the storyand it's worth telling.
  • 00:22:35.003 --> 00:22:36.705
  • We see it in Genesis, we see itin the New Testament,
  • 00:22:36.738 --> 00:22:39.408
  • God giving up his Son.
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  • David: I think inthis whole series,
  • 00:22:41.476 --> 00:22:42.844
  • there's a lot of last minuteanswers not just
  • 00:22:42.878 --> 00:22:45.814
  • with this character,but in many of them.
  • 00:22:45.847 --> 00:22:48.583
  • Jeffrey: Well, the natureof deliverance.
  • 00:22:48.617 --> 00:22:50.252
  • You know, we cry out and,you know, God delivers.
  • 00:22:50.285 --> 00:22:53.722
  • But sometimes, you know,we can just be in a pinch
  • 00:22:53.755 --> 00:22:56.558
  • and be there for a while.
  • 00:22:56.591 --> 00:22:57.993
  • And it's a testing moment,it's a sifting moment.
  • 00:22:58.026 --> 00:23:01.363
  • Some of you may be goingthrough it, tell you the truth.
  • 00:23:01.396 --> 00:23:03.498
  • I mean, right now, it's areasonably good season
  • 00:23:03.532 --> 00:23:05.700
  • in my life,all things considered.
  • 00:23:05.734 --> 00:23:07.135
  • But there's mountainsand valleys and desserts,
  • 00:23:07.169 --> 00:23:09.371
  • and we go through all of it.
  • 00:23:09.404 --> 00:23:11.006
  • And if you're feelingthat pinch, keep on looking
  • 00:23:11.039 --> 00:23:13.041
  • to the Lord because he isthe divine deliverer.
  • 00:23:13.074 --> 00:23:16.111
  • Just like David said,he does come through.
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  • David: That's right.
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  • Thank you so much for thatinsight today.
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  • More to come,we'll be right back.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jeffrey: Around35 years ago, I, a young intern,
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  • pitched somethingto a guy named Zola Levitt.
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  • I was working for himat the time and said,
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  • "Listen, let's put together thisprogram for people that can't go
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  • to Bible college or seminary.
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  • Let's bring it to them."
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  • He went with it.
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  • It was expensive at the time.
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  • Someone, God bless him,he's in heaven now,
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  • Thad Wazawatski donatedthe money to start it all up,
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  • and we created, Zola and I did,this Institute
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  • of Jewish Christian Studies.
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  • Thousands and thousandsand thousands of people
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  • of the Jews.
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  • And if that's you, do considerthe offer because it's rich.
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  • I'm not saying thatto be self-serving,
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  • it's just the story to pressinto the Jewish roots
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  • of the Jesus story.
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  • Goodness gracious,it's fantastic
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  • and it's there for you.
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  • Kirsten: Can I just doa quick applause?
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  • We've walked through that,we've done all 12 courses.
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  • I know today they're talkingabout the first three courses.
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  • We end our program todaywith a song from our founder,
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  • Zola Levitt, "A Thousand Years.
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  • Jeffrey: And a word till then,sha'alu shalom Yerushalayim.
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  • Kirsten: Pray for the peaceof Jerusalem.
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