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Blessed Families: The Family of God

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July 17, 2019
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Pastor Robert Morris Ministries

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Blessed Families: The Family of God

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  • ROBERT MORRIS: God is kind to the unthankful and evil, okay?
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  • Before an image comes to your mind, look in the mirror,
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  • 'cause I haven't always been thankful.
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  • I haven't always done the right thing.
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  • But he's always, been kind, always.
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  • ROBERT: So we've been in this series
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  • called, Blessed Families and I couldn't leave this subject
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  • without talking about the ultimate blessed family.
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  • And that is the family of God.
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  • The family, that by His grace, Titus says it this way,
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  • not by works of righteousness which you have done,
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  • but by His mercy, he saved us.
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  • by His grace, we will become a part of this family now.
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  • But we were raised in another family.
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  • Now, I'm not talking about your biological family.
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  • I'm talking about a spiritual family.
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  • We were born in the family of Adam and Eve after the fall.
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  • And now we've been born again into the family of God.
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  • Think about Moses, who was a Hebrew.
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  • And yet he was raised by an Egyptian family
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  • that didn't know God was a pagan culture and society,
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  • worshiped many false gods.
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  • And then he finds out, wait a minute,
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  • this isn't your real family.
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  • And Hebrews 11 talks about how he chose then,
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  • not to be called the son of Pharaoh's wife,
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  • not to associate with that family anymore.
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  • And I'm we're talking about Egyptian people were bad
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  • or anything like that we're just simply talking
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  • about they didn't know God.
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  • So he was raised in that type of family.
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  • And all of a sudden, he finds out,
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  • "No, I'm not a member of that family.
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  • I'm a member of this famous, he had to retrain himself.
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  • So I want you to follow this example,
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  • because I didn't get saved till I was 19 years old.
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  • for 19 years, even though I was in a Christian home,
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  • still, I was in the family of the world.
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  • And then came to Christ and found that, "Wow,
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  • I belong to a new family. And this is really good family."
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  • So I want to talk with you some about that.
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  • So we'll get to John 8 in a minute,
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  • but let me read you a few scriptures before we get there.
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  • Ephesians to 19 says, "Now, therefore,
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  • you are no longer strangers and foreigners."
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  • This is specifically speaking to Gentiles.
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  • "You're no longer strangers and foreigners,
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  • but fellow citizens with the saints,
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  • and members of the household of God."
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  • This word household is actually referring to family.
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  • Matter of fact, I read this in my just my daily reading today
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  • in the New Living Translation,
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  • and it says the word family, you're now members
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  • of the family of God.
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  • And what I'm hoping is throughout this message,
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  • it dawns on you what it means to be a member
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  • of the family of God, and on me as well.
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  • Here's Ephesians 3, verses 14 and 15.
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  • "For this reason, I bow my knees
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  • to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
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  • from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named."
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  • So I bow my knees to Jesus Christ,
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  • from whom the whole family and heaven and earth,
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  • those have already gone on to heaven
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  • and those on Earth had been named.
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  • We got our name from Christ, were called Christians.
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  • They were first called Christians in Antioch.
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  • But they were Christian, the word Christian
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  • means Christ-like, like Christ.
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  • So we get our name, we now have the name of God.
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  • And of course, like, like you married into a family
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  • and your last name changes. See, that's --
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  • This is just kind of exploding in me right now
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  • to think that I've got God's name.
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  • And I'm part of his family from now on.
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  • Here's what it means to marry into the family of God.
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  • All right, so here's number one,
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  • we are born into a family of unconditional love.
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  • When you get saved, you're born into a family
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  • of unconditional love, by God and by others,
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  • from God and from others.
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  • Okay, so let's address this for a moment.
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  • The others, though, are our brothers and sisters
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  • in Christ, and they're still human.
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  • So there are times when brothers and sisters
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  • don't act in unconditional love. I understand that.
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  • But there's never a time that your father does it.
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  • God loves you unconditionally.
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  • This truth, it took years for this to dawn in my life,
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  • it took years for me to figure out because for those 19 years,
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  • you live in the world before I for what for me
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  • before I got saved, it was conditional love.
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  • It was performance baseline, but not in the kingdom of God.
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  • It's unconditional love.
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  • "For God so loved the world, that he gave
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  • his only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him
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  • should not perish but have everlasting life."
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  • Okay, that's unconditional love.
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  • "For God so loved the world..." The world.
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  • Here, let me read it to you this Romans 5:8 says
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  • this it way, "but God demonstrates His own love
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  • toward us in that while we were still sinners,"
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  • "while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
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  • That's unconditional love.
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  • In other words, God didn't wait to see
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  • if he would straighten up and fly right to give his son.
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  • He gave His Son while we were still sinners.
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  • While we were still mocking him and spitting on him
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  • and nailing him to a cross.
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  • That's it's unconditional, you can never do anything
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  • that would cause God not to love you.
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  • Romans 8: "Nothing..."
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  • I'm convinced that nothing can separate me
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  • from the love of God.
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  • Not life, not death, not principles, or power.
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  • Nothing in heaven or earth, nothing and nothing you do...
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  • Please hear me.
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  • You can't blow it bad enough for God not to love you.
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  • No matter what you do, no matter if you blew it
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  • this last week or yesterday. God loves you.
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  • You'll never get away from the love of God.
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  • I taught all my kids, I could say it all the time:
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  • how does daddy love you?
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  • With all his heart, all of his heart,
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  • never holding anything back, no matter what you ever do,
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  • and forever and always, I'll never stop loving you.
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  • And how does God love you?
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  • That's the way God loves you.
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  • This, this would change our life.
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  • If we could catch this.
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  • God loves us unconditionally.
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  • Luke 6:35: "For he is kind to the unfaithful and evil."
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  • Okay. Before an image comes to your mind.
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  • Look in the mirror.
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  • Because I haven't always been thankful,
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  • and I haven't always done the right thing.
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  • But he's always been kind. Always.
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  • So we're born into this family of unconditional love.
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  • Here's number two.
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  • We're born into a family of unmerited favor.
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  • We're born into a family
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  • of unmerited favor -- adopted, pardon me.
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  • -- adopted into a family.
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  • The reason I said adopted because this is important,
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  • because the Bible refers just as born and adopted.
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  • So I want to really focus on in the moment
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  • that God adopted us.
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  • We're adopted into a family of unmerited favor.
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  • Now that's the definition of grace.
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  • It's completely unmerited. We didn't deserve it.
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  • Look at this word adopted, though.
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  • Ephesians 1:5: "having predestined us to adoption,
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  • as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself."
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  • Galatians 4:6-7: "and because you are sons,
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  • God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son
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  • into your hearts crying out," now this is the Spirit
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  • of his Son in us crying out, "Abba, Father.
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  • Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son,
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  • and if a son, than an heir of God through Christ.
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  • Okay, first of all, I want to just key in on this phrase
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  • Abba Father, it's in Galatians 4, Romans 8,
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  • but it starts in Mark 14.
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  • First time it's ever mentioned, Jesus said it.
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  • And he said he sent forth the Spirit of his Son
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  • into our hearts crying Abba, Father,
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  • Abba, Father. What does Abba mean?
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  • Abba is the Aramaic word for father.
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  • Most of you might not know this --
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  • Here's what he was saying, I think he was saying,
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  • "Father," in the language that he spoke, "Father, the Father."
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  • I think what Jesus was saying was,
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  • "You're not only the father, you're my father."
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  • And he was making it very personal.
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  • And then Paul, writing in Galatians, and in Roman says,
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  • "and now you can also call Him Father."
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  • He's not just the father. He's now your father.
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  • You remember one of the first things Jesus said
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  • after the resurrection?
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  • He said to Mary, "Go tell my disciples,
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  • I am ascending to my father, and your father."
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  • From now and he's your father.
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  • Look at this verse, 2 Corinthians 6:18,
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  • I will be a father to you, and you shall be my sons
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  • and daughters,' says the Lord Almighty."
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  • Has it ever really dawned on you
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  • that you're a son or daughter of God?
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  • That God is your father.
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  • Do you realize what that means?
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  • Now, I know it's difficult for some
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  • because you had a bad father.
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  • And if you did, I'm very, very sorry about that.
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  • And we're going to talk about that in a moment.
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  • If you had a bad biological father.
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  • But the true Father, a loving father,
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  • a protective father, a providing father
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  • a giving you father, an unconditionally loving Father,
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  • and the Father of all the father that holds everything
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  • that speaks and creates is your father.
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  • I'm telling you, I'm hoping that
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  • it just keeps like --
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  • Just your revelation just keeps...
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  • I'm a child of God. I am a child of God.
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  • Now, I grew up with a good father.
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  • And my father owned the company.
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  • I worked for the company.
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  • But I never saw myself really as an employee.
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  • Because I was the son of the owner of the company.
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  • I knew it.
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  • When I drove up to the building,
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  • my name was on the building too; that was my last name.
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  • Now, I didn't get paid like he did.
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  • But I still knew who my father was.
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  • And I knew when I walked in, yes, he was my boss,
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  • but he was my dad, too.
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  • I grew up with that knowing that.
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  • Funny story, I'd go to college
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  • and then I'd come back and work full time
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  • at the company during the summers.
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  • And the first day back one summer, there was a new foreman.
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  • And we were all in this trailer, kind of like you see
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  • these trailers on job sites, and we were having lunch.
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  • And some of the, most guys probably in there knew
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  • that my dad own the company, but this new foreman didn't know.
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  • He'd come on, you know, while I was at college,
  • 00:11:03.160 --> 00:11:06.170
  • and so we're sitting in there and my dad drives up.
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  • And this foreman says, "Well, here comes Mr. Big."
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  • I probably shouldn't have done this.
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  • But I said, "So who's Mr. Big?"
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  • He said, "Old JP,"
  • 00:11:21.220 --> 00:11:23.280
  • that was my dad's initial, "JP, Mr. Morris."
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  • He said, "he owns the company," and this what this foreman says,
  • 00:11:26.060 --> 00:11:29.150
  • "He thinks he runs things around here,
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  • but actually, I'm the one that runs things around here."
  • 00:11:31.130 --> 00:11:37.070
  • I said, "Well, that's good to know."
  • 00:11:37.100 --> 00:11:40.040
  • So my dad stuck his head in the door and said,
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  • "Hey," to everyone, "how you guys doing?" Said, "Good."
  • 00:11:42.060 --> 00:11:44.050
  • And then he turned to me and he said,
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  • "Hey, since it's your first day back from college,
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  • I want to see if you want to go to lunch, son."
  • 00:11:47.170 --> 00:11:50.140
  • [Laughter]
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  • I said, "I'd love to...dad."
  • 00:11:55.070 --> 00:11:58.020
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:11:58.050 --> 00:12:01.070
  • Have you ever watched color drain from someone's face?
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  • It's cool.
  • 00:12:05.250 --> 00:12:07.280
  • I told this guy, I said, "You might call him Mr. Big.
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  • I call him dad."
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  • He was really nice to me the rest of the summer it was.
  • 00:12:14.190 --> 00:12:16.120
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:12:16.150 --> 00:12:19.130
  • Listen, your dad is more than the owner of the company.
  • 00:12:19.160 --> 00:12:21.280
  • He's the owner of the world and the universe
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  • and all that dwell therein.
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  • He owns it all. That's your dad.
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  • Now, I'm gonna shock you with this though,
  • 00:12:31.190 --> 00:12:34.050
  • You might not know who your dad was before you got saved.
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  • Do you know who your dad was before you got saved?
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  • Satan.
  • 00:12:43.130 --> 00:12:46.080
  • 'Course, some of you are thinking, "Yeah,
  • 00:12:46.110 --> 00:12:47.100
  • I always thought that."
  • 00:12:47.130 --> 00:12:49.060
  • No, no, not that one, not your biological father.
  • 00:12:49.090 --> 00:12:53.120
  • Your spiritual father.
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  • Let me show it to you straight from Jesus. This is Jesus.
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  • John 8:38: 'I speak what I've seen with my father.
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  • And you do what you're seeing with your father.'
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  • They answering said, 'Abraham's our father.
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  • Jesus said, 'If you were Abraham's children,
  • 00:13:08.190 --> 00:13:10.050
  • you would do the works of Abraham.'"
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  • By the way your the works of Abraham were
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  • to believe in Jesus. -- That believe Jesus.
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  • You say, "Wait, it says Abraham believed God...
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  • it was counted him." You know who that was.
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  • That was the son a man that came and met with him
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  • and told him your wife's gonna have a child.
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  • That was Jesus, he believed Jesus.
  • 00:13:24.290 --> 00:13:27.160
  • That's the works of Abraham.
  • 00:13:27.190 --> 00:13:30.130
  • "But now you seek to kill me a man who's told you the truth,
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  • which I heard from God," which is what he did with Abraham.
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  • "Abraham did not do this."
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  • In other words, God told him the truth.
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  • He believed me.
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  • "'You do the deeds of your father.'
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  • Then they said to him, 'we were not born to fornication
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  • we have one Father - God.'
  • 00:13:47.050 --> 00:13:48.140
  • Jesus said, 'If God were your father, you would love me.'
  • 00:13:48.170 --> 00:13:50.080
  • Then verse 44, he makes it real clear to him,
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  • "You are of your father the devil."
  • 00:13:53.010 --> 00:13:58.090
  • So for 19 years, not my earthly father,
  • 00:13:58.120 --> 00:14:02.040
  • but my spiritual father was Satan.
  • 00:14:02.070 --> 00:14:05.170
  • And he was abusive; and he was angry.
  • 00:14:05.200 --> 00:14:09.270
  • He was a tormentor. He was an accuser.
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  • Come on, you know what I'm talking about.
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  • If you're listening, if you were born in a bad family,
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  • you need to know something.
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  • Everything bad that ever happened to you was Satan.
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  • And I'll tell you something else too,
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  • if you were born in a good family,
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  • everything bad that ever happened to you was Satan.
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  • Same father.
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  • All your anger, all your fear,
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  • all your insecurity, all your inferiority,
  • 00:14:37.260 --> 00:14:40.180
  • all your rejection, all your guilt,
  • 00:14:40.210 --> 00:14:42.060
  • all your bitterness, all your impurity.
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  • That was all from the Father you used to have.
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  • But you now have a good father.
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  • And you've been adopted into this new family.
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  • We have some friends here in the church that adopted
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  • a girl from another country.
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  • She wasn't a baby when they adopt her.
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  • She was a girl living in an orphanage.
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  • They brought her home.
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  • First of all, she was surprised because she had her own room.
  • 00:15:06.010 --> 00:15:09.230
  • Couldn't even fathom having her own room,
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  • been in orphanage her whole life.
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  • They told us this story that a few months after
  • 00:15:16.180 --> 00:15:20.030
  • she'd been living with him,
  • 00:15:20.060 --> 00:15:21.210
  • they discovered that when she would help them clean
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  • the table at night.
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  • She was actually taking food up to her room
  • 00:15:25.280 --> 00:15:28.140
  • and hiding it in a room because she didn't know
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  • if there'd be food the next day.
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  • And then they bought her some really nice clothes and
  • 00:15:41.240 --> 00:15:43.090
  • one day they were looking for one of her nice dresses
  • 00:15:43.120 --> 00:15:46.220
  • to wear and mother said,
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  • "Where's your where's this dress?
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  • Little girl picked up a mattress.
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  • She had hidden the dress under the mattress.
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  • 'Cause she didn't know if someone
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  • would steal her nice dress.
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  • See, she'd been living in a different family.
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  • She was adopted in a new family.
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  • But it took her a long time to get used to the new family,
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  • are y'all following me?
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  • This is the way it is when we get saved.
  • 00:16:26.000 --> 00:16:28.170
  • Here's the third thing were transferred into a family
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  • of unearned blessings, transferred into a family.
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  • Now here's why I use the word transferred.
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  • Colossians 1:13 says, For he has rescued us
  • 00:16:41.240 --> 00:16:46.120
  • from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us
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  • into the kingdom of his dear son.
  • 00:16:50.290 --> 00:16:53.150
  • Now, because we're talking about family,
  • 00:16:53.180 --> 00:16:55.010
  • let's say it another way.
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  • He's transferred us from the family of darkness.
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  • We all used to live in a family of darkness.
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  • He's transferred us into the family of his son.
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  • We've been transferred into a new family
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  • and it's a family blessing.
  • 00:17:10.240 --> 00:17:12.170
  • Remember you've got in Genesis 3, the fall,
  • 00:17:12.200 --> 00:17:16.140
  • before Genesis 3, 1 and 2.
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  • Genesis 1, basically the creation of everything.
  • 00:17:18.130 --> 00:17:20.080
  • Genesis 2, kind of reveals secrets man and woman.
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  • Genesis 3, the first part, the fall,
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  • and then the curses after the fall.
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  • Then Genesis 4, Cain killing his brother Abel
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  • It shows how sin affected the family immediately. Okay.
  • 00:17:30.290 --> 00:17:34.130
  • But in chapter one, after God creates Adam and Eve,
  • 00:17:34.160 --> 00:17:38.230
  • the very first thing he did...
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  • Did you know the first thing he did?
  • 00:17:40.260 --> 00:17:42.210
  • Verse 28, "then God blessed them."
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  • First thing he did was bless them.
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  • Right after the fall, the first thing God does
  • 00:17:49.150 --> 00:17:52.290
  • is he lets them know, the curses that they brought
  • 00:17:53.020 --> 00:17:56.050
  • on themselves now.
  • 00:17:56.080 --> 00:17:58.200
  • He doesn't curse him. He lets them know.
  • 00:17:58.230 --> 00:18:01.210
  • You've now brought these curses on yourself.
  • 00:18:01.240 --> 00:18:04.270
  • By the way, the last word of the last sentence
  • 00:18:05.000 --> 00:18:09.250
  • of the last chapter of the last book
  • 00:18:09.280 --> 00:18:13.070
  • of the Old Testament is cursed. Look it up for yourself.
  • 00:18:13.100 --> 00:18:16.230
  • The very last word in the Old Testament,
  • 00:18:16.260 --> 00:18:19.040
  • Malachi 4:6 is cursed.
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  • The first word in the first sentence
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  • of the first sermon in the New Testament is blessed.
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  • Blessed is the, blessed are those who are poor in spirit.
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  • See what I'm saying? Jesus comes to remove the curse.
  • 00:18:35.050 --> 00:18:39.220
  • Here's the way Galatians says it, Galatians 3:13-14,
  • 00:18:39.250 --> 00:18:43.250
  • Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law,
  • 00:18:43.280 --> 00:18:48.120
  • having become a curse for us
  • 00:18:48.150 --> 00:18:51.120
  • (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"),
  • 00:18:51.150 --> 00:18:54.240
  • that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles
  • 00:18:54.270 --> 00:18:58.190
  • in Christ Jesus, that we might receive
  • 00:18:58.220 --> 00:19:00.060
  • the promise of the Spirit through faith."
  • 00:19:00.090 --> 00:19:01.120
  • Okay, so the blessing of Abraham, here's the blessing.
  • 00:19:01.150 --> 00:19:03.280
  • God appeared to Abraham in Genesis 12 says,
  • 00:19:04.010 --> 00:19:06.270
  • leave your family," leave your family,
  • 00:19:07.000 --> 00:19:10.170
  • "and go to another land that I'm going to show you.
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  • And it's a land flowing milk and honey,
  • 00:19:14.030 --> 00:19:15.130
  • you remember what part of the curse was,
  • 00:19:15.160 --> 00:19:17.180
  • the land is not going to produce for you.
  • 00:19:17.210 --> 00:19:21.120
  • He comes to Abraham and says, "Let me take you to a new land."
  • 00:19:21.150 --> 00:19:23.220
  • I don't know how many of you have ever been to Israel.
  • 00:19:23.250 --> 00:19:26.070
  • But it's amazing to see all the desert around it.
  • 00:19:26.100 --> 00:19:29.040
  • And then this lay on that is so fertile.
  • 00:19:29.070 --> 00:19:31.140
  • It's not cursed anymore.
  • 00:19:31.170 --> 00:19:32.280
  • Now you still have to plant your seed;
  • 00:19:33.010 --> 00:19:35.150
  • You still have to water it. But it's now blessed.
  • 00:19:35.180 --> 00:19:40.130
  • Just like that girl that got adopted,
  • 00:19:40.160 --> 00:19:41.210
  • do you realize how many Christians
  • 00:19:41.240 --> 00:19:43.050
  • don't understand this?
  • 00:19:43.080 --> 00:19:45.140
  • You are not living in a cursed family anymore.
  • 00:19:45.170 --> 00:19:50.040
  • You are living in a blessed family.
  • 00:19:50.070 --> 00:19:53.130
  • And God is your father.
  • 00:19:53.160 --> 00:19:56.190
  • He's changed it all God's your father.
  • 00:19:56.220 --> 00:20:00.200
  • And he adopted you into this new family.
  • 00:20:00.230 --> 00:20:03.090
  • It's unearned blessings, you didn't earn them.
  • 00:20:03.120 --> 00:20:05.230
  • You work but you don't earn them.
  • 00:20:05.260 --> 00:20:07.240
  • He just blesses you. But you've been adopted.
  • 00:20:07.270 --> 00:20:10.090
  • So let me just remind you for a moment about adoption. Okay?
  • 00:20:10.120 --> 00:20:14.110
  • So you can be grateful.
  • 00:20:14.140 --> 00:20:15.270
  • By the way let me read one more scripture
  • 00:20:16.000 --> 00:20:17.160
  • because I just I couldn't leave this series
  • 00:20:17.190 --> 00:20:19.050
  • without reading the Scripture.
  • 00:20:19.080 --> 00:20:20.110
  • Psalm 68:6, God places the lonely in families.
  • 00:20:20.140 --> 00:20:25.240
  • So matter what your marital status is,
  • 00:20:25.270 --> 00:20:27.270
  • no matter how young or old, no matter what biological family
  • 00:20:28.000 --> 00:20:30.120
  • you came from, you're in a new family now.
  • 00:20:30.150 --> 00:20:33.220
  • You don't have to ever be lonely again.
  • 00:20:33.250 --> 00:20:35.110
  • Because God places the lonely and families.
  • 00:20:35.140 --> 00:20:37.040
  • It's the family of God.
  • 00:20:37.070 --> 00:20:38.260
  • So let me remind you about being adopted.
  • 00:20:38.290 --> 00:20:41.100
  • Give you an example.
  • 00:20:41.130 --> 00:20:45.210
  • The children don't adopt the parents.
  • 00:20:45.240 --> 00:20:50.250
  • The parents adopted the children.
  • 00:20:50.280 --> 00:20:54.120
  • Now this is an important theological truth.
  • 00:20:54.150 --> 00:20:57.220
  • Because you need to know something, you did not adopt God
  • 00:20:57.250 --> 00:21:00.150
  • into your life. God adopted you.
  • 00:21:00.180 --> 00:21:06.060
  • You didn't choose God, by the way either.
  • 00:21:06.090 --> 00:21:08.190
  • You chose to believe, but you didn't choose God
  • 00:21:08.220 --> 00:21:10.100
  • God chose you.
  • 00:21:10.130 --> 00:21:11.220
  • Jesus says very clearly to his disciples,
  • 00:21:11.250 --> 00:21:13.140
  • "You did not choose me I chose you."
  • 00:21:13.170 --> 00:21:15.290
  • God chose you before you ever chose him.
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  • And that's good for me.
  • 00:21:20.000 --> 00:21:21.040
  • Because I had a lot of rejection growing up,
  • 00:21:21.070 --> 00:21:22.160
  • I was never chosen.
  • 00:21:22.190 --> 00:21:23.190
  • You know how I used to divide up --
  • 00:21:23.220 --> 00:21:25.160
  • Did any of you, some of you might know my pain right now.
  • 00:21:25.190 --> 00:21:28.200
  • You know, I used to always hate when they said,
  • 00:21:28.230 --> 00:21:30.070
  • "Hey, we'll just divide up and choose teams."
  • 00:21:30.100 --> 00:21:32.190
  • "Oh, great."
  • 00:21:32.220 --> 00:21:34.270
  • 'Cause I'm going to be the last one chosen.
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  • I just knew it.
  • 00:21:37.040 --> 00:21:38.030
  • And if you were an athlete, I hate you.
  • 00:21:38.060 --> 00:21:40.260
  • So just to clarify how I feel about you
  • 00:21:40.290 --> 00:21:43.240
  • just so you know. So there --
  • 00:21:43.270 --> 00:21:47.080
  • I always be standing there with one other person.
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  • Does anyone can relate to this?
  • 00:21:51.250 --> 00:21:53.210
  • One other person, just me and one other, just one other.
  • 00:21:53.240 --> 00:21:55.170
  • You know, I'm just standing there.
  • 00:21:55.200 --> 00:21:57.030
  • Thinking, "Please, please God, please.
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  • Don't let me be the last one chosen.
  • 00:21:58.280 --> 00:22:01.220
  • Finally, they'd say something like this.
  • 00:22:01.250 --> 00:22:03.010
  • "All right.
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  • We'll take Robert y'all can have the girl."
  • 00:22:05.230 --> 00:22:08.160
  • Thank God for the girl.
  • 00:22:08.190 --> 00:22:15.060
  • But that's not the way God chose you.
  • 00:22:15.090 --> 00:22:17.250
  • He chose you first.
  • 00:22:17.280 --> 00:22:20.030
  • But in adoption, you don't line up the parents
  • 00:22:20.060 --> 00:22:24.060
  • and say to the little boy, "Now Johnny, which mommy
  • 00:22:24.090 --> 00:22:26.210
  • and daddy do you want?"
  • 00:22:26.240 --> 00:22:29.050
  • and Johnny said, "Well let's see, I want Mommy,
  • 00:22:29.080 --> 00:22:32.230
  • and I want that daddy."
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  • Doesn't work that way.
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  • The parents choose the child. But here's what happened.
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  • Remember whose child you were before you became God's child.
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  • So God came to the adoption agency,
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  • the orphanage of the world.
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  • He pointed down at you and said,
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  • "See that little girl right there?
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  • I want little girl right there."
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  • And Satan would have said something like this:
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  • "Oh, You know, I don't know how she got mixed in
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  • with the rest of them, but you can't have
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  • that little girl right there. See that little girl?
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  • Is my little girl."
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  • And God said, "But I want that little girl."
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  • And God knew what kind of a father he was.
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  • And God knew that he abused you.
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  • And He said, "I want that girl right there."
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  • And Satan would've said something like this:
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  • "So you want that girl?
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  • All right, I'll tell you what, I'll tell you what,
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  • I'll make a deal with you.
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  • I'll give you my little girl.
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  • If you'll give me your little boy.
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  • You're only boy.
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  • But just so you're clear about this.
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  • Let me tell you what I'm going to do to your son.
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  • I'm going to beat him. I'm going to spit on him.
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  • And I'm going to nail him to a cross until he dies.
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  • Now you still want that girl?"
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  • And our father said, "Yes. I want that girl right there."
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  • [Applause]
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  • ROBERT: I want to remind you, no matter what family
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  • you came from, you and I have now been adopted
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  • into a new family, the family of God.
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  • I want to encourage you if you don't have a good local church
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  • and you're in the Dallas-Fort Worth area,
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  • I want to encourage you to come visit us.
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  • If you're outside the Dallas-Fort Worth area,
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  • I want you to find a church.
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  • I want you to be a part of a local family of God,
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  • a place where you can be loved and a place where you can love.
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  • Thank God that Jesus came,
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  • and we are now part of the family of God.
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  • And thank you so much for watching.
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  • And thanks for your hunger to learn God's word.
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  • I love you. I'll see you next time.
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  • Every family is different with their own personalities
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  • and struggles and destinies, but what's the secret
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  • to having a truly happy home life?
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  • In the five-part series, Blessed Families,
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  • Pastor Robert talks about God's design of how to live
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  • in His blessing for your family.
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  • You will learn how to live in a blessed family,
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  • and how to experience all that God has planned
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  • for your marriage and your children.
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  • You'll also discover the life transforming benefits
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  • of being adopted into a new spiritual family
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  • through what Jesus has done for you.
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  • For your gift any amount we want to send you this series
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  • on either CD or as a digital download.
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  • and the book The Blessed Marriage
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  • by Pastor Robert and Debbie Morris.
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  • In this book, Pastor Robert and Debbie share principles
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  • that they have learned and lived in order to build
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  • a healthy marriage that is centered on God's Word.
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  • in audio and video digital downloads.
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