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November 29, 2020
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Dr. Jack Graham's mission is to glorify God by introducing Jesus Christ to as Lord to all people.

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  • Take your Bibles,please, turn with me to John's
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  • Gospel, the fourteenth chapter.And this is the beginning of a
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  • message series at Christmascalled THE SPIRIT OF
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  • CHRISTMAS... THE SPIRIT OFCHRISTMAS. And it is our desire
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  • in this message series to inviteyou to experience the true
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  • Christmas Spirit who is the HolySpirit.
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  • So, in John chapter 14
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  • Jesus is completing His ministryon earth. Jesus came to earth
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  • and He walked among us. He wasborn, became a Man, a mighty and
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  • powerful Messiah and Savior tothe world. He was here and He
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  • walked among us. The disciplesknew His presence for
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  • approximately three years. Theysaw wondrous things. But Jesus
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  • is now on His way to the crossand in the upper room with His
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  • disciples, and He stuns themwith the news... though He had
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  • been preparing them all along...but He stuns them with the news
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  • that He is going away. In fact,He was on the way to Calvary. It
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  • was the reason that He was born.Jesus was born to die and the
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  • mission is now almost complete.And so, He is preparing those
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  • early followers of Jesus for Hisabsence, His physical absence,
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  • and He is pointing them to thefuture and how they would then
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  • live. And so, He says in verse15: 15) If you love me, you will
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  • keep my commandments. 16) And Iwill ask the Father, and he will
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  • give you another Helper, to bewith you forever, even the
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  • Spirit of truth, whom the worldcannot receive, because it
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  • neither sees him nor knows him.You know him, for he dwells with
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  • you and will be in you. 26) Butthe Helper, the Holy Spirit whom
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  • the Father will send in My name,he will teach you all things and
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  • bring to your remembrance allthat I have said to you. The
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  • Holy Spirit is present...permeates the entire story of
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  • the Bible. In fact, the Bible isbreathed out by the Holy Spirit,
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  • preserving the record of God'srevelation, the Bible... both
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  • Old Testament and New Testament.Inspired by God by His Spirit
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  • breathing out the words ofscripture. And, of course,
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  • therefore, the Spirit is presentin the telling of the story of
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  • Jesus when He came to earth. Allthat we know, really, about
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  • Jesus Christ, we find in theBible given to us by the Holy
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  • Spirit. So, in the telling ofthe story of Jesus... in the
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  • telling of the story ofChristmas, the Holy Spirit is
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  • always present. Andspecifically, present, for
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  • example, when the angel came andmade the announcement to Mary
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  • that she would deliver theChrist child. She wondered at
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  • this; she asked, [Luke 1:34]"How can this be since I have
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  • never known physically a man?"And the angel answered her and
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  • said in verse 35 of Luke'sGospel, chapter 1: "The Holy
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  • Spirit will come upon you andthe power of the Most High will
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  • overshadow you. Therefore, thechild to be born will be called
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  • holy, the Son of God." Keycomponent: core conviction of
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  • the Christian faith is Christ isborn of a virgin, that Mary was
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  • overshadowed by the verypresence of God, the Holy
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  • Spirit. So, the Holy Spirit ispresent at the conception of
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  • Jesus before His birth. Lateron, Matthew chapter 1 and verse
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  • 18, it says: [Matthew 1:18-21]"Now the birth of Jesus took
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  • place in this way. When Hismother Mary had been betrothed
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  • to Joseph, before they cametogether, she was found to be
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  • with Child from the Holy Spirit.But as she considered these
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  • things, behold, an angel of theLord appeared to him in a dream
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  • (that is, Joseph) "Joseph, sonof David, do not fear to take
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  • Mary as your wife, for thatwhich is conceived in her is
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  • from the Holy Spirit. And shewill bear a son and you shall
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  • call His name Jesus, for He willsave His people from their sin."
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  • When Joseph heard these words,he was ready to put away his
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  • betrothed wife... his belovedMary. But God the Holy Spirit
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  • convinced him that what washappening was a miracle indeed.
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  • Again, when you read the storyof the birth of Christ and the
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  • childhood of Christ, in John'sGospel, we're told that John,
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  • the Baptist, the first cousin ofJesus, was filled with the Holy
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  • Spirit from his mother's womb.We believe that life, according
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  • to the Scripture, begins in thewomb. Conception takes place and
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  • life begins. John the Baptistwas filled with the Holy Spirit
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  • from his mother's womb and hewas kicking away. Elizabeth, the
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  • mother of John, she also,according to the story of
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  • Christmas... first Christmas wasfilled with the Holy Spirit and
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  • then the father of John theBaptist, Zachariah, spoke under
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  • the influence of the HolySpirit. Later on, when Mary and
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  • Joseph brought the young Jesus,the Christ Child, to meet
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  • Simeon, a man who had been givena promise that he would not see
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  • death until he witnessed theMessiah. When Simeon embraced
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  • the Christ Child in his arms,we're told that he was a man
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  • filled with the Holy Spirit! Soall the way through... and much
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  • more, behind the scenes even,the Holy Spirit is moving... the
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  • Holy Spirit is working, whetherit is in the arrangement of the
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  • taxation of Mary and Joseph thatwould bring them to Bethlehem,
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  • whether it was in the shepherdswatching over their flocks by
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  • night, whether it is in thedirecting of the event, in the
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  • details of everything that tookplace, God by His Spirit is
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  • stirring; God is surprising, Godis moving, His Spirit is
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  • working. This is a greatreminder to all of us that what
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  • happened then, happens now.God's Spirit is always working,
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  • always leading us, alwaysstrengthening us, always
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  • surprising us, always arrangingour lives. What is it that makes
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  • the Christian faith...Christianity different from all
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  • the religions of the world? Itis the fact that God indwells
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  • His people. The difference ofChrist in us, alive in us; that
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  • His Spirit indwells us. Tobelieve is to receive Christ and
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  • therefore, to receive the HolySpirit. The Bible teaches when
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  • we become believers... followersof Jesus that the Spirit of the
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  • living God... the very presenceof Jesus who was born in a
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  • manger is now born to us. Andthat's the title of this message
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  • on the Holy Spirit, "Born toUs." Christmas means God is with
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  • us; He is Emmanuel. It means Godis for us; He loves you with an
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  • everlasting love. He came tosave His people from their sins.
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  • And it means that God not onlyis for us and God is with us,
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  • but now God is in us. Now let meremind you that the Holy Spirit
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  • is a Person; not an it, not aninfluence, not an inanimate
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  • force in the world. When wespeak of the Spirit of Christmas
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  • or Christmas Spirit, you're nottalking about just excitement or
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  • enthusiasm like team spirit. No,the Holy Spirit is the Third
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  • Person of the Godhead: Father,Son and Holy Spirit. Three in
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  • one, one in three. This is themystery of the Trinity. The
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  • Apostle Paul said, [1 Timothy3:16] "Great is the mystery of
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  • godliness." But the Holy Spiritis just as much God as Jesus is
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  • God, as much God as the Fatheris God. He is God! The Spirit of
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  • God is not a feeling or a force,but a fact! A reality in the
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  • believer's life. So, the HolySpirit, the third Person of the
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  • Spirit... You know why He'scalled the third Person? Not
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  • because He is the least of thethree, but because He is the
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  • last full revelation of God. Youknow, many Christians have been
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  • to Bethlehem and to Calvary forpardon, but they've never been
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  • to Pentecost for power, thepower of the Holy Spirit. No
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  • wonder so many Christians areliving defeated, even
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  • disillusioned lives. Have youmade the discovery that the
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  • Christian life is not hard; it'simpossible... in our own
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  • strength... our own humaneffort! But the good news of
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  • Christmas, Christmas then andChristmas now, is that Christ
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  • has come and the Spirit has cometo bring us life, to empower us
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  • with His presence. Hetransforms... the Spirit of
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  • God... the way we think. Heshows us the will of God, the
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  • ways of God. He comforts us inlife's biggest battles and most
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  • tumultuous tests and sorrows. Heuses us to proclaim the Gospel.
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  • And God is looking for ordinarypeople to do extraordinary
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  • things with us as we yield tothe Spirit of God in our life.
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  • The Christmas Spirit. The Spiritof Christ. You know what the
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  • Holy Spirit does in our lives;this Person who is the Spirit of
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  • God... the Spirit of Christ?Well, we are saved by the work
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  • of the Holy Spirit. Did you knowthat it is impossible for you to
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  • be saved apart from the work ofthe Holy Spirit in your life?
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  • You don't just decide one day,"Oh, I'm going to become a
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  • Christian." No, the Spirit ofGod woos you and wins you. The
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  • Holy Spirit convicts you. Jesussaid in the same upper room
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  • conversation with His disciplesthat the Holy Spirit will
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  • convict the world of sin andrighteousness and judgment! The
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  • Holy Spirit convicts us of oursin! I heard a preacher say
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  • years ago, "You don't have totell people they're sinners.
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  • Don't preach about sin; theyalready know they're sinners."
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  • Well, most people actuallydon't! They know they've done
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  • some wrong things, but theydon't know that sin is an
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  • offense in the sight of a HolyGod! They don't know the
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  • consequences of sin. [Romans6:23] "For the wages of sin is
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  • death." So the Holy Spiritconvicts people of their sin so
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  • that they can look, beingconvinced that Christ is the
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  • Savior who died on the cross androse again to give us the
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  • forgiveness of sin and eternallife! "You shall call His name
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  • Jesus," the angel said, "for Hewill save His people from their
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  • sin." You cannot be saved apartof the converting work of the
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  • Holy Spirit... the life-changingwork of the Holy Spirit within.
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  • We are secured by the HolySpirit. Philippians 1:6: "He who
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  • began the good work in you willcomplete it unto the Day of
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  • Jesus Christ." We are saved andwe are kept by the work of the
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  • Holy Spirit. Not only secured,we are assured by the Holy
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  • Spirit. In Romans chapter 8 andverse 16 we're told that "the
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  • Spirit Himself bears witnesswith our spirit that we are the
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  • children of God." Do you knowyou're saved? How do you know
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  • you're saved? [1 John 5:13]"These things are written that
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  • you might know that you haveeternal life." You can see in
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  • God's Word that you are saved,but there's something else;
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  • there's something more. HisSpirit is within you... the
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  • witness of the Spirit convincingyou that you are a child of God.
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  • That's what the Bible says. Iknow that I'm saved! You're
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  • looking at a man... I know thatI know that I am saved! You say,
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  • "Well, that's arrogant." No,it's not. I'm not bragging on
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  • me; I'm bragging on the One whosaved me. Because the One who
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  • saved me has now secured me andthere is this witness within. I
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  • know... [You] Say, what doesthat mean? How do you describe
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  • that? Well, I can't exactly tellyou. I ate some pie over the
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  • Thanksgiving holidays. You know,I only like two kinds of pie:
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  • hot pie and cold pie! [laughter]So I ate some pie... some
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  • delicious pumpkin pie anddelicious pecan pie... (On the
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  • diet already.) But if you'dnever tasted chocolate pie.
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  • Let's say you've never tastedit. How could I describe that to
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  • you? The Bible says, [Psalm34:8] "Taste and see that the
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  • Lord is good!" Once youexperience Jesus in your life,
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  • the Holy Spirit enlivens us...enables us to see Jesus, to know
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  • Jesus and we are assured. Weunderstand the Bible because of
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  • the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spiritis speaking now through His
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  • Word, through His messenger. TheHoly Spirit not only inspired
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  • the Bible... breathed it outword by word... but the Holy
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  • Spirit illuminates the Bible.That is, gives us the light to
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  • understand it and interprets theBible. We have the Holy Spirit
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  • as our teacher. Jesus said inthat passage we just read that
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  • the Holy Spirit will help youremember all the things that I
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  • said to you. We also... we prayin the Holy Spirit... we pray in
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  • the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:26...Romans 8:26 "The Spirit helps us
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  • in our weaknesses." Remember,He's the Helper so He helps us
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  • to pray. "We don't know what topray for as we ought but the
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  • Spirit Himself intercedes withus with groanings too deep for
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  • words." All of us have been onour knees, on our faces at times
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  • not knowing how to pray, what topray. We're so hurt and so
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  • broken, we're so disturbed,we're so filled with doubt, we
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  • don't know what to pray. But youhave a prayer partner; the Holy
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  • Spirit prays and intercedeswithin you. So, you just cry out
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  • to God. Let the Holy Spirit takeyour prayers into the presence
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  • of the Lord. We'll talk moreabout that in another message.
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  • We serve God in the power of theHoly Spirit. God has given us
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  • spiritual gifts. We're going tobe giving gifts this Christmas
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  • to our family and friends. It'sa celebration of this season of
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  • Christmas. Well, when the HolySpirit came into our lives, He
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  • came bearing gifts, spiritualgifts. And these gifts enable us
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  • specifically and strategicallyto serve Christ. We are the
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  • witness in the power of the HolySpirit. Our witness is feeble
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  • apart from the work of the HolySpirit. In fact, before the
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  • disciples were to go into allthe world, Jesus told them to go
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  • to Jerusalem and wait for thecoming of the Holy Spirit. Wait
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  • until My Spirit... and they didexactly as He said, because in
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  • Acts chapter 1:8 Jesus said,"...that you shall be My
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  • witnesses... After the HolySpirit is come upon you, you
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  • shall be My witnesses inJerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and
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  • to the uttermost parts of theworld." We are the witness in
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  • the power of the Holy Spirit;that's what witnessing is. I
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  • like the definition that BillBright, the founder of Campus
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  • Crusade for Christ, gave us:"Witnessing is sharing Jesus
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  • Christ in the power of the HolySpirit and leaving the results
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  • to God." Are you witnessing thisseason of the year? I know it's
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  • busy, I know there's a lot ofthrills and chills at Christmas.
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  • Our time seems to be crushed bythe rush. But I want to
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  • challenge every one of us...everyone, pick one and witness
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  • to one. One somebody you knowneeds to know Jesus. Ask the
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  • Holy Spirit to fill you and useyou to invite, to bring, to
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  • witness to someone that they maycome to Christ this Christmas
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  • season. Wouldn't that be awonderful thing?
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  • [Music]
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  • This
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  • year has been filled with somuch chaos, uncertainty, fear,
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  • heartache, hurt, brokenness andso many people's lives and in
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  • our nation. And we must wonderwith all this hurt and with all
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  • this pain, what's next? What'sgoing to happen now? Well one
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  • thing is sure and that is God'sword and the message of the
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  • gospel. During this time I'vehad the privilege of speaking
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  • and sharing the love of God andthe transforming power of Jesus
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  • Christ. I've spoken of topicslike forgiveness and overcoming
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  • fear and anxiety and issues ofthe family and of course always
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  • faith, our faith in JesusChrist. At the core of each one
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  • of these messages is one thing:the power of Jesus, the power of
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  • His word, the power of thegospel to transform our lives.
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  • The remedy for us and for ournation the world... the fix for
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  • for this fallen society isJesus. Jesus came to earth so
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  • that we could go to heaven whenwe die but He also came so that
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  • we might live full and completeand abundant lives. To break the
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  • power of sin so that we couldexperience joyous hope in our
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  • lives right now. And how do wedo that? By the power of His
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  • Spirit in obedience to His word.And we want to show you how you
  • 00:20:15.103 --> 00:20:19.574
  • can live a more abundant andfruitful life for Christ by
  • 00:20:19.608 --> 00:20:22.878
  • sending you 10 powerful sermonsfrom this year together in one
  • 00:20:22.911 --> 00:20:26.848
  • CD set called, THE BEST OF 2020.These 10 encouraging messages
  • 00:20:26.882 --> 00:20:32.688
  • give you rock-solid biblicalfaith, truth on the everyday
  • 00:20:32.721 --> 00:20:37.726
  • issues of life that we all face.THE BEST OF 2020 is our gift to
  • 00:20:37.759 --> 00:20:42.364
  • say thank you for your supportto keep PowerPoint on the air
  • 00:20:42.397 --> 00:20:46.001
  • declaring, proclaiming thepowerful word of Christ to the
  • 00:20:46.034 --> 00:20:49.838
  • world. In today's chaotic worldwe really need Jesus so click or
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  • call to give and request yourcopy today and thank you for
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  • giving so generously to help usproclaim the good news of Christ
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  • 'till the whole world hears.
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  • Letme give you three take-homes.
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  • One, the Holy Spirit permanentlyindwells us.
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  • Youdon't have to plead, beg,
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  • borrow, ask, cajole the HolySpirit to fill you if Christ is
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  • in you; if you are a believer.Because when you become a
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  • believer, you are immersed,you're baptized by the Holy
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  • Spirit, placed in the body ofChrist. The Holy Spirit indwells
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  • you. The moment you are saved,the Holy Spirit of God lives in
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  • you! This is what salvation isall about. God-in-you! And
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  • therefore, you don't need asecond blessing or a third
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  • blessing; you got the blessingwhen the Blesser (Jesus) came to
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  • live in you! And you can spendthe rest of your life enjoying
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  • the blessing and experiencingblessing after blessing after
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  • blessing, because of the firstblessing of Christ in you. Jesus
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  • said in John 14 [16] and verse7... He said, [John 16:7] "It's
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  • an advantage to you that I goaway." What? Can you imagine
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  • these disciples hearing thesewords for the first time? How
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  • could it be... how could Hepossibly say, it's greater...
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  • better for you that I go away?"What could be better than
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  • standing next to Jesus? Christin you is better than Christ
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  • beside you. Did you know that?Christ in you... His presence,
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  • alive is better [clap] thanChrist [clap] beside you [clap]!
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  • He lives in you! Don't beignorant of this! Don't be
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  • indifferent to this! Paul saidin 1 Corinthians 6:19-20: "What?
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  • What? Do you not know that yourbody is the temple of the Holy
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  • Spirit? That you are bought witha price, therefore, glorify God
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  • with your body which belongs toHim." We think of church
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  • buildings and sanctuaries asbeing the temple of God. This
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  • isn't the temple of God; this isthe temple of God! You as a
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  • believer are the temple of God.Therefore, every part of you
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  • belongs to Him. It's purchasedby His blood and possessed by
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  • His Spirit. So, the Holy Spirit,the Spirit of Christmas, He
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  • permanently indwells us.Secondly, He powerfully infills
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  • us... He powerfully infills us.His presence means power,
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  • enabling. We talked about thisearlier. That God energizes us
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  • by His Spirit. Next weeksmessage is going to be on the
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  • filling of the Holy Spirit. HowGod fills us and uses us. He
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  • powerfully infills us. And then,finally, He personally invests
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  • in us. The Holy Spirit as Jesusnoted will be in you. He will
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  • show you the Father, He willreproduce My works in you. The
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  • Holy Spirit is the Comforter.The word helper that you see
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  • there in your Bible is the wordparaclete and it means one
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  • called alongside, it meanscomforter, it means helper, it
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  • means encourager. The HolySpirit is our Counsellor, our
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  • Encourager. I can't tell you howmany times I've walked a trail
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  • of tears with families andfriends to funerals and
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  • gravesites, hospital rooms, andprayed for the Holy Spirit of
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  • God to minister His grace andHis help and His healing to wipe
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  • away their salty tears. And wehave seen the Spirit of God
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  • bring hope and healing. This isthe ministry of the Holy Spirit.
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  • The world will beat you down andbeat you up but the Holy Spirit
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  • will build you up. Which is onegood reason you should find
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  • yourself among the people of Godin the church of God every week!
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  • Not one of those 67 percent ofthe time kind of church members.
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  • But every week! Why? Because weneed to get together. We need to
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  • huddle up and call timeout, ifyou will, and hear from God, and
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  • listen to God's Word and singgreat songs and hymns of faith,
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  • experiencing the presence of Godand the power of God in our
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  • lives! To have people who arefilled with the Holy Spirit wrap
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  • their arms around us and love usand encourage us! We need one
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  • another; we need God! We needHim!
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  • [Music]
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  • Jesus came to earth
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  • so that we could go to heavenwhen we die but He also came
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  • that we might live full andcomplete and abundant lives, to
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  • break the power of sin so thatwe can experience joyous hope in
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  • our lives right now. And how dowe do that? By the power of His
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  • Spirit in obedience to His word.And we want to show you how you
  • 00:26:34.582 --> 00:26:39.854
  • can live a more abundant andfruitful life in Christ by
  • 00:26:39.888 --> 00:26:43.091
  • sending you 10 powerful sermonsfrom this year together in one
  • 00:26:43.124 --> 00:26:46.661
  • CD set called THE BEST OF 2020.These 10 encouraging messages
  • 00:26:46.695 --> 00:26:52.033
  • give you rock-solid biblicalfaith, truth on the everyday
  • 00:26:52.067 --> 00:26:57.272
  • issues of life that we all face.THE BEST OF 2020 is our gift to
  • 00:26:57.305 --> 00:27:01.810
  • say thank you for your supportto keep PowerPoint on the air
  • 00:27:01.843 --> 00:27:05.146
  • declaring, proclaiming thepowerful word of Christ to the
  • 00:27:05.180 --> 00:27:09.384
  • world. In today's chaotic worldwe really need Jesus. So click
  • 00:27:09.417 --> 00:27:14.022
  • or call to give and request yourcopy today and thank you for
  • 00:27:14.055 --> 00:27:17.726
  • giving so generously to help usproclaim the good news of Christ
  • 00:27:17.759 --> 00:27:21.596
  • 'till the whole world hears.
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