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October 27, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • FROM THE PULPIT OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS, TEXAS, THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • NONE OF US CAN KNOW FOR CERTAIN
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  • HOW MUCH TIME WE HAVE LEFT ON EARTH.
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  • SOME OF US WILL LIVE TO A RIPE OLD AGE,
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  • OTHERS WILL BE CALLED HOME MUCH SOONER.
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  • WITH THE UNCERTAIN DATE OF OUR DEPARTURE TO HEAVEN,
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  • HOW CAN WE AVOID LEAVING BEHIND ANY MISSED OPPORTUNITIES
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  • OR UNFINISHED AND UNFULFILLED DREAMS?
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  • TODAY, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HOW TO MAXIMIZE OUR TIME ON EARTH
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  • IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE ANY PRE-DEPARTURE REGRETS
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  • ON OUR JOURNEY TO HEAVEN.
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  • WE'RE ANSWERING THE QUESTION
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  • HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR MY JOURNEY TO HEAVEN?
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT
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  • THAN INTRODUCING YOUR CHILDREN
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  • AND GRANDCHILDREN TO JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND TO HELP YOU DO THAT,
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  • DOCTOR JEFFRESS HAS WRITTEN A BRAND NEW BOOK
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  • CALLED "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS".
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  • THIS ENGAGING ILLUSTRATED BOOK IS PERFECT
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  • FOR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN WHO MAY NOT GO TO CHURCH,
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  • BECAUSE IT INCLUDES A PRAYER OF SALVATION
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  • YOU CAN PRAY WITH THEM TO ENSURE
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  • THEY'LL BE IN HEAVEN WITH YOU ONE DAY.
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  • REQUEST "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS"
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • AS WE WRAP UP OUR SERIES ON HEAVEN,
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  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HOW TO PREPARE
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  • FOR OUR JOURNEY TO HEAVEN.
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  • AND WE'VE TALKED ABOUT SIX PRACTICAL STEPS THAT WE CAN TAKE
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  • TO MAKE SURE WE'RE READY WHEN THE TIME COMES
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  • FOR US TO GO TO THAT PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
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  • NOW TODAY, LET'S LOOK AT THE FOURTH WAY
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  • TO PREPARE FOR HEAVEN,
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  • AND THAT IS MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME ON EARTH.
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  • MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME ON EARTH.
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  • GOD HAS ALLOTTED A DIFFERENT NUMBER OF YEARS AND DAYS
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  • FOR EVERY ONE OF US IN THIS LIFE,
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  • AND YET, WE TALK ABOUT PEOPLES' AVERAGE LIFESPAN.
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  • BEFORE THE FLOOD, PEOPLE LIVED MUCH LONGER.
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  • REMEMBER BEFORE THE FLOOD?
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  • PEOPLE LIVED HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF YEARS.
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  • POP QUIZ, WHO WAS THE OLDEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED?
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  • METHUSELAH, HE DIED AT 969 YEARS OF AGE.
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  • AND YET, IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE FLOOD,
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  • PEOPLES' LIFESPAN DECREASED DRAMATICALLY,
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  • AND THEN THROUGH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
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  • AND BETTER NUTRITION,
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  • PEOPLES' LIFESPANS STARTED TO INCREASE.
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  • BUT DID YOU SEE, JUST THIS WEEK,
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  • FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES,
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  • PEOPLES' LIFESPAN HAS DECREASED ONCE AGAIN.
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  • NEVERTHELESS, IN PSALM 90,
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  • MOSES SAID THERE'S AN AVERAGE LIFESPAN FOR MOST PEOPLE.
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  • NOW, MOSES BEAT IT, HE LIVED TO BE 120 YEARS OF AGE,
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  • AND YET IN PSALM 90:10 AND 12,
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  • HE SAID "SEVENTY YEARS ARE GIVEN US!
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  • "AND SOME MAY EVEN LIVE TO 80.
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  • "BUT EVEN THE BEST OF THESE YEARS ARE OFTEN EMPTY
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  • "AND FILLED WITH PAIN;
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  • "SOON THEY DISAPPEAR, AND WE ARE GONE."
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  • VERSE 12, "TEACH US TO NUMBER OUR DAYS
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  • "AND RECOGNIZE HOW FEW THEY ARE;
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  • "HELP US TO SPEND THEM AS WE SHOULD."
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  • I'LL NEVER FORGET THE FIRST TIME I EVER HEARD
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  • ANYBODY SPEAK ABOUT THOSE VERSES.
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  • I WAS SITTING IN A FRESHMAN ORIENTATION CHAPEL
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  • AT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY.
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  • I MEAN, AT THAT TIME IN MY LIFE, TIME MOVED LIKE MOLASSES.
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  • AGE SURE CHANGES THINGS.
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  • DOES ANYBODY HERE TODAY TALK ABOUT HOW SLOWLY TIME MOVES?
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  • DO ANY OF YOU TALK ABOUT THAT?
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  • DON'T WE TALK ABOUT HOW QUICKLY IT GOES?
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  • THE OLDER AND OLDER YOU GET,
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  • THE MORE QUICKLY IT SEEMS TO GO.
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  • IT'S LIKE ONE WAG SAID,
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  • "LIFE IS LIKE A ROLL OF TOILET PAPER,
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  • "THE CLOSER YOU GET TO THE END, THE MORE QUICKLY IT GOES."
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  • YOU'VE DISCOVERED THAT, HAVEN'T YOU?
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT MOSES WAS SAYING
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  • JUST A LITTLE MORE ELOQUENTLY.
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  • HE SAID TEACH US TO NUMBER OUR DAYS TO REALIZE
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  • HOW VERY FEW THEY ARE.
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  • PAUL SAID IT THIS WAY IN EPHESIANS 5:15 AND 16,
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  • HE SAID "BE CAREFUL HOW YOU WALK, NOT AS UNWISE MEN,
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  • "BUT AS WISE, MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME,
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  • "BECAUSE THE DAYS ARE EVIL."
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  • IN THE BIBLE, THE WORD WALK WAS AN ANALOGY
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  • FOR HOW YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE,
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  • HE SAID BE VERY CAREFUL HOW YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE
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  • IN LIGHT OF HOW SHORT TIME IS.
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  • HERE'S A GOOD EXERCISE,
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  • I HOPE EVERY ONE OF YOU HAVE A LIST IN YOUR MIND
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  • OF AT LEAST THREE THINGS YOU'D LIKE
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  • TO ACCOMPLISH BEFORE YOU DIE.
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  • THAT'S A GOOD THING TO SIT DOWN AND THINK ABOUT,
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  • WHAT THREE THINGS DO I THINK GOD
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  • WOULD HAVE ME TO DO BEFORE I DIE?
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  • AND ONCE YOU GET THOSE THREE THINGS IN YOUR MIND,
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  • ASK YOURSELF AS YOU GO THROUGH THE DAY
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  • HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU ACTUALLY DEVOTE
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  • TO DOING THOSE MAJOR PRIORITIES IN YOUR LIFE?
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  • SOMEBODY SAID TIME IS THE STUFF LIFE IS MADE OF.
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  • DID YOU KNOW LIFE IS A LOT LIKE A DOLLAR BILL?
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  • LIFE IS LIKE A DOLLAR BILL,
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  • YOU CAN SPEND IT ANY WAY YOU WANT,
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  • BUT YOU CAN ONLY SPEND IT ONCE.
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  • AND THAT'S WHY PAUL SAID YOU BETTER BUY IT UP,
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  • YOU BETTER MAKE THE MOST OF IT.
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  • THE PHILOSOPHER HENRY DAVID THOREAU WAS VERY FEARFUL
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  • THAT HE WOULD COME TO THE END OF HIS LIFE
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  • AND NOT REALIZE THAT HE HAD REALLY LIVED LIFE.
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  • HE WROTE, "I DID NOT WISH TO LIVE WHAT WAS NOT LIFE,
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  • "I WANTED TO LIVE DEEP AND SUCK OUT ALL THE MARROW OF LIFE."
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  • OF COURSE, HIS WAY OF DOING IT
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  • WAS GOING AND LIVING IN THE WOODS.
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  • PAUL HAD A BETTER IDEA
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  • FOR HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME,
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  • MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME BY LIVING IT IN ACCORDANCE
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  • WITH GOD'S PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.
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  • HE SAID MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME,
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  • BECAUSE THE DAYS ARE EVIL, WHAT DOES HE MEAN BY THAT?
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  • HE SIMPLY MEANT SATAN HATES YOU
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  • AND HAS A TERRIBLE PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.
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  • AND PART OF HIS SCHEME FOR YOUR LIFE
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  • IS NOT JUST TO LEAD YOU INTO DOING SINFUL THINGS,
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  • BUT INTO DOING MEANINGLESS THINGS,
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  • TO FRITTER AWAY YOUR TIME NOT DOING THE THINGS
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  • THAT WILL REALLY COUNT.
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  • I LIKE THE WAY J. B. PHILLIPS PARAPHRASES EPHESIANS 5:15-17,
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  • LISTEN TO THIS, "LIVE LIFE, THEN,
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  • "WITH A DUE SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY,
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  • "NOT AS MEN WHO DO NOT KNOW THE MEANING OF LIFE
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  • "BUT AS THOSE WHO DO.
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  • "MAKE THE BEST USE OF YOUR TIME,
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  • "DESPITE ALL THE EVILS OF THESE DAYS.
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  • "DON'T BE VAGUE, BUT GRASP FIRMLY
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  • "WHAT YOU KNOW TO BE THE WILL OF GOD."
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  • ISN'T THAT GREAT?
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  • MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME.
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  • NUMBER FIVE,
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  • TO PREPARE FOR YOUR JOURNEY TO HEAVEN,
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  • MINIMIZE YOUR PRE-DEPARTURE REGRETS.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER HAD THIS EXPERIENCE?
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  • YOU'RE AT THE DEPARTURE GATE
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  • GETTING READY TO GET ON A PLANE,
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  • AND YOU REMEMBER SOMETHING YOU SHOULD'VE DONE.
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  • I SHOULD'VE STOPPED THE NEWSPAPER,
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  • I SHOULD'VE STOPPED THE MAIL.
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  • NOW, THOSE KIND OF REGRETS ARE MINIMAL,
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  • THEY HAVE NO LASTING CONSEQUENCES.
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  • BUT TO COME TO THE END OF YOUR LIFE
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  • READY TO ENTER INTO HEAVEN WITH REGRETS,
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  • THAT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY.
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  • AS A PASTOR, I'VE HAD THE EXPERIENCE MANY TIMES
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  • OF SITTING WITH CHRISTIANS WHO WERE ABOUT TO DIE
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  • AND LISTENING TO THEM LAMENT THEIR REGRETS IN LIFE.
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  • I'M REMINDED OF THE WORDS OF THE POET
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  • JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER, WHO WROTE,
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  • "FOR ALL SAD WORDS OF TONGUE OR PEN,
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  • "THE SADDEST WERE THESE, IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN."
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  • HOW CAN YOU MAKE SURE THAT YOU DON'T END YOUR LIFE
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  • WITH A LONG LIST OF REGRETS?
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  • ONE OF THE BEST RESOLVES YOU CAN MAKE IS RIGHT NOW
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  • TO FOCUS ON THOSE THINGS YOU BELIEVE
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  • GOD WOULD HAVE YOU TO DO,
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  • REGARDLESS OF HOW LONG HE HAS LEFT FOR YOU HERE ON EARTH.
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  • ON YOUR OUTLINE, I'VE ENCOURAGED YOU TO ENGAGE
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  • IN AN EXERCISE THAT I THINK REALLY WOULD HONOR GOD.
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  • THAT IS, THINK THROUGH FIVE MAJOR AREAS
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  • OF YOUR LIFE, YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD,
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  • YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO YOUR FAMILY,
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  • YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FRIENDS, YOUR CAREER, YOUR FINANCES.
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  • AND THEN DRAW A COLUMN LIKE THIS AND ASK GOD
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  • TO HELP YOU IDENTIFY WHAT THREE THINGS
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  • WOULD YOU LIKE TO ACCOMPLISH
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  • IN EACH OF THESE AREAS OF YOUR LIFE BEFORE YOU GO TO HEAVEN?
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  • TAKE AN HOUR SOMETIME THIS WEEK
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  • AND TAKE TIME TO FILL OUT WHAT ARE THE THREE THINGS
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  • GOD WOULD LIKE ME TO CONCENTRATE ON
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  • THE REMAINING YEARS THAT I HAVE?
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  • THAT'S WHAT PAUL HAD IN MIND IN EPHESIANS 5 WHEN HE SAID
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  • LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH A SENSE OF PURPOSE,
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  • DON'T BE VAGUE, OH, I WANNA BE A BETTER PERSON,
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  • I WANNA BE HAPPIER, DON'T BE VAGUE,
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  • BUT FIRMLY GRASP WHAT YOU KNOW TO BE
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  • THE WILL OF GOD FOR YOUR LIFE.
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  • ONE WAY TO MINIMIZE YOUR REGRETS IN LIFE
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  • IS TO FOCUS RIGHT NOW ON WHAT GOD WOULD HAVE YOU SPEND
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  • THE REST OF YOUR LIFE DOING.
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  • BUT PART OF DEALING WITH REGRETS
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  • IS GOING BACK TO PAST MISTAKES
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  • AND DEALING WITH THOSE AS WELL.
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  • MISTAKES CAN'T BE ERASED FROM OUR LIFE, CAN THEY?
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  • HAVE YOU DISCOVERED LIFE HAS NO REWIND BUTTON ON IT?
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  • THE FACT IS, YOU CAN'T ERASE YOUR PAST MISTAKES,
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  • YOU CAN ASK FOR GOD'S FORGIVENESS FROM THEM,
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  • BUT YOU CAN'T ERASE YOUR MISTAKES.
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  • BUT YOU CAN ALLOW WHATEVER MISTAKES YOU'VE MADE IN THE PAST
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  • TO BE A STEPPING STONE TO MAKE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES
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  • RIGHT NOW IN YOUR LIFE
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  • THAT WILL AFFECT YOUR TOMORROW AND YOUR ETERNITY,
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  • THAT'S THE WAY TO DEAL WITH PAST MISTAKES
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  • SO THAT YOU DON'T HAVE ANY REGRETS.
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  • YOU CAN'T ERASE THEM,
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  • BUT USE THOSE MISTAKES AS A STEPPING STONE
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  • TO ALLOW YOU TO CHANGE YOUR TOMORROW AND YOUR FOREVER.
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  • WHEN PAUL CAME TO THE END OF HIS LIFE,
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  • HE DIDN'T COME TO THE END OF HIS LIFE WITHOUT ANY MISTAKES.
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  • HE HAD MADE TERRIBLE MISTAKES,
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  • HE HAD BLASPHEMED THE NAME OF GOD,
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  • AND PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS.
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  • HE DIDN'T COME TO THE END OF HIS LIFE WITHOUT MISTAKES,
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  • BUT HE CAME TO THE END OF HIS LIFE WITHOUT ANY REGRETS.
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  • IN 2 TIMOTHY 4:7, AS HE PREPARED FOR HIS EXECUTION,
  • 00:10:41.040 --> 00:10:44.070
  • HE SAID TO TIMOTHY, "I HAVE FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT,
  • 00:10:44.080 --> 00:10:48.020
  • "I HAVE FINISHED THE COURSE, AND I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH."
  • 00:10:48.030 --> 00:10:54.260
  • FINALLY, TO PREPARE FOR YOUR JOURNEY TO HEAVEN,
  • 00:10:54.270 --> 00:10:59.110
  • TAKE CARE OF THE PRACTICAL MATTERS BEFORE YOU DEPART.
  • 00:10:59.120 --> 00:11:03.140
  • TAKE CARE OF PRACTICAL MATTERS BEFORE YOU DEPART.
  • 00:11:03.150 --> 00:11:06.250
  • ONE LAST ITEM TO CHECK OFF ON YOUR TO-DO LIST
  • 00:11:06.260 --> 00:11:09.220
  • BEFORE YOU DEPART THIS WORLD IS TO MAKE SURE
  • 00:11:09.230 --> 00:11:12.190
  • THAT THOSE YOU CARE ABOUT MOST ARE ADEQUATELY PROVIDED FOR.
  • 00:11:12.200 --> 00:11:18.200
  • ISAIAH THE PROPHET CAME TO KING HEZEKIAH
  • 00:11:18.210 --> 00:11:20.220
  • WITH A SOBERING MESSAGE.
  • 00:11:20.230 --> 00:11:22.130
  • HE SAID IN 2 KINGS 20:1,
  • 00:11:22.140 --> 00:11:25.000
  • "SET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER, HEZEKIAH,
  • 00:11:25.010 --> 00:11:28.140
  • "FOR YOU SHALL DIE AND NOT LIVE."
  • 00:11:28.150 --> 00:11:32.270
  • THAT'S PRETTY GOOD ADVICE FOR ALL OF US,
  • 00:11:32.280 --> 00:11:35.030
  • SET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER FOR YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.
  • 00:11:35.040 --> 00:11:41.140
  • WHEN I THINK ABOUT MAKING PREPARATIONS FOR YOUR LOVED ONES
  • 00:11:41.150 --> 00:11:44.060
  • BEFORE YOU DIE, I THINK ABOUT A GREAT COUPLE,
  • 00:11:44.070 --> 00:11:49.030
  • FRIEND OF OURS, JOHN AND SANDRA BERRY,
  • 00:11:49.040 --> 00:11:52.000
  • THAT WE KNEW FROM OUR DAYS IN EAST LINDEN IN WICHITA FALLS.
  • 00:11:52.010 --> 00:11:56.100
  • ONE DAY, JOHN WENT TO A SEMINAR AT WORK
  • 00:11:56.110 --> 00:11:59.210
  • ON HOW TO PREPARE YOUR FAMILY FOR YOUR DEATH,
  • 00:11:59.220 --> 00:12:03.020
  • AND FOR JOHN IT WAS A VERY SOBERING EXPERIENCE,
  • 00:12:03.030 --> 00:12:06.120
  • SO HE CAME HOME ONE AFTERNOON TO HIS WIFE, SANDRA,
  • 00:12:06.130 --> 00:12:10.000
  • AND HE SAID, "HONEY, I REALIZE THAT IF I WERE TO DIE,
  • 00:12:10.010 --> 00:12:12.280
  • "YOU WOULDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO,
  • 00:12:12.290 --> 00:12:14.130
  • "AND I REALLY HAVEN'T TOLD YOU MUCH OF ANYTHING."
  • 00:12:14.140 --> 00:12:16.030
  • SO HE SAID, "I WANNA JUST TALK
  • 00:12:16.040 --> 00:12:17.210
  • "A FEW THINGS THROUGH WITH YOU."
  • 00:12:17.220 --> 00:12:18.290
  • SHE SAID OKAY, HE SAID, "IF I DIE BEFORE YOU DO,
  • 00:12:19.000 --> 00:12:22.060
  • "I REALLY THINK YOU OUGHTA STAY IN THIS HOUSE.
  • 00:12:22.070 --> 00:12:24.280
  • "THE MORTGAGE IS ALMOST PAID FOR,
  • 00:12:24.290 --> 00:12:26.120
  • "I THINK YOU OUGHTA REMAIN IN THE HOUSE
  • 00:12:26.130 --> 00:12:27.270
  • "INSTEAD OF TRYING TO SELL IT AND FIND A NEW HOME."
  • 00:12:27.280 --> 00:12:30.070
  • SHE SAID OKAY, AND HE SAID, "IF YOU SHOULD EVER FEEL
  • 00:12:30.080 --> 00:12:34.080
  • "LIKE YOU WANTED TO RE-MARRY,
  • 00:12:34.090 --> 00:12:35.170
  • "I WANT YOU TO KNOW YOU HAVE MY PERMISSION.
  • 00:12:35.180 --> 00:12:37.250
  • "I'M FINE WITH THAT, IN FACT,
  • 00:12:37.260 --> 00:12:39.130
  • "IF YOU AND YOUR NEW HUSBAND WANNA LIVE IN THIS HOUSE,
  • 00:12:39.140 --> 00:12:41.240
  • "NO PROBLEM AT ALL."
  • 00:12:41.250 --> 00:12:43.130
  • SHE SAID, "WELL, THAT'S VERY GRACIOUS, JOHN."
  • 00:12:43.140 --> 00:12:45.180
  • AND HE SAID, "AND IF HE HAPPENED TO LOVE GOLF
  • 00:12:45.190 --> 00:12:48.160
  • "AS MUCH AS I DO, I'D WANT HIM TO FEEL
  • 00:12:48.170 --> 00:12:50.020
  • "COMFORTABLE USING MY GOLF CLUBS."
  • 00:12:50.030 --> 00:12:54.170
  • SANDRA SHOOK HER HEAD AND SAID, "NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT."
  • 00:12:54.180 --> 00:13:00.060
  • HE SAID, "WHY NOT?"
  • 00:13:00.070 --> 00:13:01.200
  • SHE SAID, "WELL, JOHN, YOU'RE RIGHT-HANDED,
  • 00:13:01.210 --> 00:13:03.200
  • "AND HE'S LEFT-HANDED."
  • 00:13:03.210 --> 00:13:07.260
  • SHOULD'VE SEEN THE LOOK ON JOHN'S FACE.
  • 00:13:07.270 --> 00:13:12.120
  • THAT'S A PRETTY FUNNY STORY,
  • 00:13:12.130 --> 00:13:14.110
  • BUT WHAT ISN'T FUNNY ARE PEOPLE WHO REALLY DO DEPART
  • 00:13:14.120 --> 00:13:18.120
  • WITHOUT TELLING THEIR FAMILY ANYTHING
  • 00:13:18.130 --> 00:13:20.190
  • AND MAKING ADEQUATE PREPARATION.
  • 00:13:20.200 --> 00:13:23.150
  • THE FACT IS, JUST LIKE ISAIAH SAID TO HEZEKIAH,
  • 00:13:23.160 --> 00:13:26.110
  • YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.
  • 00:13:26.120 --> 00:13:28.210
  • DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT?
  • 00:13:28.220 --> 00:13:30.260
  • YOU ARE GOING TO DIE, WHY DON'T YOU SAY THAT WITH ME?
  • 00:13:30.270 --> 00:13:33.000
  • I'M GONNA DIE.
  • 00:13:33.010 --> 00:13:34.080
  • I AM GOING TO DIE.
  • 00:13:34.090 --> 00:13:36.150
  • I AM GOING TO DIE.
  • 00:13:36.160 --> 00:13:40.130
  • TONY CAMPOLO SAYS IT WELL, HE SAID,
  • 00:13:40.140 --> 00:13:42.080
  • "ONE DAY YOU'RE GONNA DIE,
  • 00:13:42.090 --> 00:13:43.170
  • "THEY'RE GONNA TAKE YOU TO THE CEMETERY,
  • 00:13:43.180 --> 00:13:45.010
  • "DROP YOU IN A DITCH, THROW DIRT IN YOUR FACE,
  • 00:13:45.020 --> 00:13:48.000
  • "AND THEN GO BACK TO THE CHURCH AND EAT POTATO SALAD."
  • 00:13:48.010 --> 00:13:54.160
  • IT'S TRUE.
  • 00:13:54.170 --> 00:13:57.040
  • NOW HERE'S THE QUESTION,
  • 00:13:57.050 --> 00:13:59.220
  • AFTER YOUR FAMILY HAS FINISHED THE POTATO SALAD,
  • 00:13:59.230 --> 00:14:03.150
  • WHAT ARE THEY GONNA DO?
  • 00:14:03.160 --> 00:14:05.070
  • DO THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO?
  • 00:14:05.080 --> 00:14:08.220
  • AUDREY HENDEL WROTE ABOUT HER HUSBAND, JIM,
  • 00:14:08.230 --> 00:14:12.170
  • WHO WAS A CPA AND A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER.
  • 00:14:12.180 --> 00:14:16.210
  • A FEW YEARS BEFORE HE DIED, HER HUSBAND, JIM,
  • 00:14:16.220 --> 00:14:19.030
  • WROTE AN ARTICLE ON "HOW TO LEAVE YOUR FINANCIAL HOUSE
  • 00:14:19.040 --> 00:14:22.000
  • IN ORDER FOR YOUR FAMILY."
  • 00:14:22.010 --> 00:14:24.070
  • 1 TIMOTHY 5:8 WAS THE BASIS FOR HIS ARTICLE.
  • 00:14:24.080 --> 00:14:26.230
  • PAUL SAID, "IF ANYONE DOES NOT PROVIDE FOR HIS OWN,
  • 00:14:26.240 --> 00:14:29.230
  • "ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE OF HIS HOUSEHOLD,
  • 00:14:29.240 --> 00:14:32.020
  • "HE HAS DENIED THE FAITH AND IS WORSE THAN AN UNBELIEVER."
  • 00:14:32.030 --> 00:14:38.130
  • MEN ESPECIALLY, PROVIDING FOR YOUR HOUSEHOLD
  • 00:14:38.140 --> 00:14:40.230
  • MEANS MORE THAN EARNING A LIVING AND MAKING SURE
  • 00:14:40.240 --> 00:14:43.010
  • THEY HAVE THEIR NEEDS WHILE YOU'RE ALIVE,
  • 00:14:43.020 --> 00:14:44.170
  • IT MEANS MAKING SURE THEY'RE CARED FOR AFTER YOU'RE DEAD,
  • 00:14:44.180 --> 00:14:48.240
  • SO THAT THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO.
  • 00:14:48.250 --> 00:14:51.270
  • BY THE WAY, DO YOU KNOW THE FOUNDATIONAL THING YOU CAN DO
  • 00:14:51.280 --> 00:14:54.240
  • TO SET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER FOR YOUR DEPARTURE?
  • 00:14:54.250 --> 00:14:57.280
  • MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A WILL.
  • 00:14:57.290 --> 00:15:02.240
  • DID YOU KNOW 64% OF AMERICANS HAVE NO WILL?
  • 00:15:02.250 --> 00:15:06.200
  • 64%, GUESS WHAT?
  • 00:15:06.210 --> 00:15:09.100
  • IF YOU DIE WITHOUT A WILL,
  • 00:15:09.110 --> 00:15:11.070
  • YOU DON'T GET TO SAY WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR MONEY.
  • 00:15:11.080 --> 00:15:13.140
  • YOU KNOW WHO DETERMINES WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR MONEY?
  • 00:15:13.150 --> 00:15:15.040
  • IT'S NOT YOUR FAMILY EITHER,
  • 00:15:15.050 --> 00:15:16.160
  • THE GOVERNMENT TELLS YOU WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN
  • 00:15:16.170 --> 00:15:18.150
  • TO YOUR MONEY WHEN YOU DIE,
  • 00:15:18.160 --> 00:15:20.120
  • EITHER BY STATE REGULATION AND LAW,
  • 00:15:20.130 --> 00:15:22.290
  • OR BY THE FEDERAL INCOME TAX CODE.
  • 00:15:23.000 --> 00:15:25.180
  • DOES ANYBODY HERE WANT THE GOVERNMENT TELLING YOUR FAMILY
  • 00:15:25.190 --> 00:15:29.180
  • WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR MONEY?
  • 00:15:29.190 --> 00:15:31.140
  • THAT'S WHY YOU NEED A WILL.
  • 00:15:31.150 --> 00:15:36.090
  • AND BY THE WAY, MAKE SURE THAT WILL REFLECTS YOUR VALUES.
  • 00:15:36.100 --> 00:15:42.160
  • MAKE OUT A WILL, AND WHEN YOU MAKE THAT WILL OUT,
  • 00:15:42.170 --> 00:15:45.080
  • DON'T FORGET THE CHURCH.
  • 00:15:45.090 --> 00:15:47.070
  • IT'S YOUR LAST WAY OF MAKING SURE
  • 00:15:47.080 --> 00:15:49.200
  • SOME OF WHAT YOU'VE ACCUMULATED
  • 00:15:49.210 --> 00:15:51.160
  • GOES ON AND ON AND ON AND ON FOR ETERNITY.
  • 00:15:51.170 --> 00:15:55.200
  • SET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER.
  • 00:15:55.210 --> 00:15:58.140
  • WHEN I THINK OF SOMEBODY WHO PREPARED
  • 00:15:58.150 --> 00:16:02.090
  • FOR HIS JOURNEY TO HEAVEN WITHOUT ANY REGRETS,
  • 00:16:02.100 --> 00:16:04.180
  • I THINK ABOUT ABRAHAM.
  • 00:16:04.190 --> 00:16:07.130
  • IN GENESIS 25:8,
  • 00:16:07.140 --> 00:16:08.240
  • WE HAVE THIS WORD ABOUT ABRAHAM'S DEATH.
  • 00:16:08.250 --> 00:16:12.000
  • MOSES WRITES "AND ABRAHAM BREATHED HIS LAST
  • 00:16:12.010 --> 00:16:15.080
  • "AND DIED AT A RIPE OLD AGE,
  • 00:16:15.090 --> 00:16:18.020
  • "AN OLD MAN AND SATISFIED WITH LIFE,
  • 00:16:18.030 --> 00:16:22.150
  • "AND HE WAS GATHERED TO HIS PEOPLE."
  • 00:16:22.160 --> 00:16:26.150
  • AMY, I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT THAT
  • 00:16:26.160 --> 00:16:27.240
  • AS AN EPITAPH FOR MY HEADSTONE,
  • 00:16:27.250 --> 00:16:30.120
  • 'CAUSE THAT'S REALLY A GREAT ONE, ISN'T IT?
  • 00:16:30.130 --> 00:16:32.180
  • DIED AT A RIPE OLD AGE, SATISFIED WITH LIFE.
  • 00:16:32.190 --> 00:16:38.210
  • ABRAHAM WAS SATISFIED, HE WAS CONTENT,
  • 00:16:38.220 --> 00:16:40.290
  • HE HAD NO REGRETS ABOUT HIS PAST.
  • 00:16:41.000 --> 00:16:44.010
  • NOT THAT HE DIDN'T MAKE ANY MISTAKES,
  • 00:16:44.020 --> 00:16:45.160
  • HE MADE SOME HUMONGOUS MISTAKES,
  • 00:16:45.170 --> 00:16:47.270
  • BUT HE KNEW THEY HAD BEEN FORGIVEN BY GOD.
  • 00:16:47.280 --> 00:16:51.050
  • HE DIED SATISFIED,
  • 00:16:51.060 --> 00:16:52.200
  • WITHOUT REGRETS WHEN IT CAME TO HIS CHILDREN,
  • 00:16:52.210 --> 00:16:55.130
  • HE HAD SUCCESSFULLY PASSED ON HIS FAITH
  • 00:16:55.140 --> 00:16:57.260
  • TO HIS CHILDREN AND TO HIS GRANDCHILDREN,
  • 00:16:57.270 --> 00:17:01.160
  • AND HE DIED SATISFIED ABOUT HIS FUTURE.
  • 00:17:01.170 --> 00:17:04.150
  • HE KNEW HE WAS HEADED TO BE GATHERED WITH HIS PEOPLE
  • 00:17:04.160 --> 00:17:07.130
  • AND WITH HIS GOD BECAUSE OF HIS FAITH
  • 00:17:07.140 --> 00:17:10.130
  • IN GOD'S PROVISION FOR HIS SIN.
  • 00:17:10.140 --> 00:17:13.010
  • HE DIED SATISFIED WITH LIFE.
  • 00:17:13.020 --> 00:17:17.190
  • ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR JOURNEY TO THAT PLACE CALLED HEAVEN?
  • 00:17:17.200 --> 00:17:20.270
  • SOME OF YOU SAY WELL PASTOR, HONESTLY,
  • 00:17:20.280 --> 00:17:24.270
  • I GET FEARFUL WHEN I THINK ABOUT NOT THE END RESULT,
  • 00:17:24.280 --> 00:17:28.260
  • BUT THE PROCESS OF GETTING THERE
  • 00:17:28.270 --> 00:17:31.190
  • TO THAT PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:17:31.200 --> 00:17:33.280
  • I'M FEARFUL OF DEATH.
  • 00:17:33.290 --> 00:17:36.220
  • WHENEVER I THINK OF THE FEAR OF DEATH,
  • 00:17:36.230 --> 00:17:38.280
  • I THINK OF THE TRUE STORY OF JOHN TODD.
  • 00:17:38.290 --> 00:17:42.070
  • JOHN TODD WAS BORN IN 1800 IN VERMONT.
  • 00:17:42.080 --> 00:17:46.290
  • HE SPENT THE FIRST SIX YEARS OF HIS LIFE
  • 00:17:47.000 --> 00:17:49.280
  • LIVING IN A LITTLE HAMLET CALLED KILLINGSWORTH.
  • 00:17:49.290 --> 00:17:54.050
  • WHEN HE WAS SIX YEARS OLD,
  • 00:17:54.060 --> 00:17:55.210
  • JOHN TODD'S PARENTS, BOTH OF THEM, DIED SUDDENLY.
  • 00:17:55.220 --> 00:17:59.130
  • HE AND HIS SIBLINGS HAD TO BE PARCELED OUT
  • 00:17:59.140 --> 00:18:01.190
  • AMONG ANY RELATIVE THAT WOULD TAKE THEM.
  • 00:18:01.200 --> 00:18:04.060
  • HE HAD A VERY KINDHEARTED AUNT WHO AGREED TO TAKE HIM
  • 00:18:04.070 --> 00:18:07.220
  • AND TO RAISE HIM.
  • 00:18:07.230 --> 00:18:09.200
  • SO HE WENT TO LIVE WITH HER.
  • 00:18:09.210 --> 00:18:11.110
  • FOR THE NEXT 15 YEARS, SHE CARED FOR HIM JUST LIKE A MOM.
  • 00:18:11.120 --> 00:18:15.040
  • WHEN HE WAS 21 YEARS OF AGE,
  • 00:18:15.050 --> 00:18:16.190
  • HE LEFT HOME, WENT TO SCHOOL, PREPARED FOR THE MINISTRY,
  • 00:18:16.200 --> 00:18:20.020
  • BECAME A SUCCESSFUL PASTOR.
  • 00:18:20.030 --> 00:18:23.010
  • IN HIS MIDDLE AGE YEARS, HE RECEIVED WORD
  • 00:18:23.020 --> 00:18:25.060
  • THAT HIS AUNT WHO HAD CARED FOR HIM WAS ABOUT TO DIE.
  • 00:18:25.070 --> 00:18:29.110
  • SHE WROTE HIM A LETTER AND SAID
  • 00:18:29.120 --> 00:18:30.280
  • THAT EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS A CHRISTIAN,
  • 00:18:30.290 --> 00:18:33.140
  • SHE GREATLY FEARED DEATH.
  • 00:18:33.150 --> 00:18:36.150
  • MOVED WITH COMPASSION, JOHN WROTE HER BACK,
  • 00:18:36.160 --> 00:18:39.280
  • RECOUNTING THAT NIGHT WHEN HE, A FRIGHTENED LITTLE BOY,
  • 00:18:39.290 --> 00:18:43.260
  • WAS WELCOMED INTO THE LOVING AND WARM HOME OF HIS AUNT.
  • 00:18:43.270 --> 00:18:48.250
  • AND THIS IS WHAT HE WROTE TO HIS AUNT.
  • 00:18:48.260 --> 00:18:51.120
  • "IT IS NOW 35 YEARS SINCE I,
  • 00:18:51.130 --> 00:18:55.000
  • "A LITTLE BOY OF SIX, WAS LEFT QUITE ALONE IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:18:55.010 --> 00:18:59.120
  • "YOU SENT ME WORD YOU WOULD GIVE ME A HOME
  • 00:18:59.130 --> 00:19:02.010
  • "AND BE A KIND MOTHER TO ME.
  • 00:19:02.020 --> 00:19:04.070
  • "I HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN THE DAY
  • 00:19:04.080 --> 00:19:06.100
  • "WHEN I MADE THAT LONG JOURNEY OF 10 MILES TO YOUR HOME.
  • 00:19:06.110 --> 00:19:10.260
  • "I CAN STILL RECALL MY DISAPPOINTMENT
  • 00:19:10.270 --> 00:19:13.000
  • "WHEN INSTEAD OF COMING FOR ME YOURSELF,
  • 00:19:13.010 --> 00:19:15.200
  • "YOU SENT YOUR SERVANT, CAESAR, TO FETCH ME.
  • 00:19:15.210 --> 00:19:19.140
  • "I WELL REMEMBER MY TEARS AND MY ANXIETY,
  • 00:19:19.150 --> 00:19:22.250
  • "AS PERCHED HIGH ON THE HORSE AND CLINGING TIGHT TO CAESAR,
  • 00:19:22.260 --> 00:19:26.190
  • "I RODE OFF TO MY NEW HOME.
  • 00:19:26.200 --> 00:19:29.110
  • "NIGHT FELL BEFORE WE FINISHED THE JOURNEY,
  • 00:19:29.120 --> 00:19:32.040
  • "AND AS IT GREW DARK, I BECAME LONELY AND AFRAID.
  • 00:19:32.050 --> 00:19:35.250
  • "'DO YOU THINK SHE'LL GO TO BED BEFORE I GET THERE?'
  • 00:19:35.260 --> 00:19:39.040
  • "I ASKED CAESAR ANXIOUSLY.
  • 00:19:39.050 --> 00:19:40.150
  • "'OH NO,' HE SAID REASSURINGLY.
  • 00:19:40.160 --> 00:19:42.270
  • "'SHE'LL SURE STAY UP FOR YOU.
  • 00:19:42.280 --> 00:19:45.230
  • "WHEN WE GET OUT OF THESE HERE WOODS,
  • 00:19:45.240 --> 00:19:47.120
  • "YOU'LL SEE HER CANDLE SHINING IN THE WINDOW.'
  • 00:19:47.130 --> 00:19:51.040
  • "PRESENTLY, WE DID RIDE OUT IN THE CLEARING,
  • 00:19:51.050 --> 00:19:54.040
  • "AND THERE, SURE ENOUGH, WAS YOUR CANDLE.
  • 00:19:54.050 --> 00:19:57.070
  • "I REMEMBER YOU WERE WAITING AT THE DOOR,
  • 00:19:57.080 --> 00:19:59.110
  • "THAT YOU PUT YOUR ARMS CLOSE ABOUT ME,
  • 00:19:59.120 --> 00:20:02.060
  • "AND THAT YOU LIFTED ME, A TIRED AND BEWILDERED LITTLE BOY,
  • 00:20:02.070 --> 00:20:07.280
  • "DOWN FROM THAT HORSE.
  • 00:20:07.290 --> 00:20:09.110
  • "YOU HAD A BIG FIRE BURNING ON THE HEARTH,
  • 00:20:09.120 --> 00:20:11.280
  • "A HOT SUPPER WAITING FOR ME ON THE STOVE.
  • 00:20:11.290 --> 00:20:15.000
  • "AFTER SUPPER, YOU TOOK ME TO MY NEW ROOM,
  • 00:20:15.010 --> 00:20:17.270
  • "YOU HEARD ME SAY MY PRAYERS,
  • 00:20:17.280 --> 00:20:19.270
  • "AND THEN YOU SAT BESIDE ME UNTIL I FELL ASLEEP.
  • 00:20:19.280 --> 00:20:24.130
  • "YOU PROBABLY REALIZE WHY I'M RECALLING
  • 00:20:24.140 --> 00:20:27.270
  • "ALL OF THIS TO YOUR MEMORY.
  • 00:20:27.280 --> 00:20:30.120
  • "SOME DAY SOON, GOD WILL SEND FOR YOU,
  • 00:20:30.130 --> 00:20:34.160
  • "TO TAKE YOU TO A NEW HOME.
  • 00:20:34.170 --> 00:20:37.090
  • "DON'T FEAR THE SUMMONS, THE STRANGE JOURNEY,
  • 00:20:37.100 --> 00:20:40.160
  • "OR THE DARK MESSENGER OF DEATH.
  • 00:20:40.170 --> 00:20:43.090
  • "GOD CAN BE TRUSTED TO DO AS MUCH FOR YOU
  • 00:20:43.100 --> 00:20:47.030
  • "AS YOU WERE KIND ENOUGH TO DO FOR ME SO MANY YEARS AGO.
  • 00:20:47.040 --> 00:20:51.280
  • "AT THE END OF THE ROAD, YOU WILL FIND LOVE,
  • 00:20:51.290 --> 00:20:55.100
  • "AND A WELCOME WAITING, AND YOU WILL BE SAFE IN GOD'S CARE."
  • 00:20:55.110 --> 00:21:03.140
  • THAT'S THE FUTURE GOD HAS PLANNED FOR YOU.
  • 00:21:03.150 --> 00:21:09.090
  • "I GO," JESUS SAID. "TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU."
  • 00:21:09.100 --> 00:21:15.080
  • IT'S A PLACE MORE MAGNIFICENT
  • 00:21:15.090 --> 00:21:17.070
  • THAN YOU COULD POSSIBLY IMAGINE.
  • 00:21:17.080 --> 00:21:20.270
  • IT'S A PLACE WHERE EVERY HEARTACHE WILL BE ERASED,
  • 00:21:20.280 --> 00:21:23.250
  • AND EVERY DREAM WILL BE FULFILLED.
  • 00:21:23.260 --> 00:21:26.160
  • IT'S A PLACE RESERVED FOR THOSE
  • 00:21:26.170 --> 00:21:29.260
  • WHO HAVE TRUSTED IN CHRIST AS THEIR SAVIOR.
  • 00:21:29.270 --> 00:21:33.270
  • IT'S A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:21:33.280 --> 00:21:37.000
  • MUSIC
  • 00:21:37.010 --> 00:21:43.000
  • OVER THESE PAST FEW WEEKS,
  • 00:21:43.010 --> 00:21:44.180
  • WE'VE ANSWERED THE 10 MOST COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT HEAVEN,
  • 00:21:44.190 --> 00:21:48.150
  • AND I HOPE THESE STUDIES HAVE QUELLED ANY FEARS OF DEATH
  • 00:21:48.160 --> 00:21:51.220
  • YOU MIGHT HAVE, AND HAVE HELPED YOU CELEBRATE THE WONDERFUL HOME
  • 00:21:51.230 --> 00:21:55.190
  • GOD IS PREPARING FOR THOSE WHO KNOW CHRIST AS THEIR SAVIOR.
  • 00:21:55.200 --> 00:22:00.030
  • WELL JUST BEFORE WE'RE OUT OF TIME TODAY,
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  • I WANNA REMIND YOU TO REQUEST YOUR COPY
  • 00:22:02.270 --> 00:22:05.100
  • OF A HELPFUL RESOURCE CALLED
  • 00:22:05.110 --> 00:22:07.090
  • WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:07.100 --> 00:22:10.230
  • THIS FOLD OUT BROCHURE CLEARLY ILLUSTRATES
  • 00:22:10.240 --> 00:22:13.150
  • HOW BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY
  • 00:22:13.160 --> 00:22:15.140
  • DIFFERS FROM OTHER WORLD RELIGIONS,
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  • INCLUDING MORMONISM, HINDUISM, AND ISLAM.
  • 00:22:19.000 --> 00:22:22.270
  • AND THIS BROCHURE MY GIFT TO YOU
  • 00:22:22.280 --> 00:22:25.170
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING PATHWAY TO VICTORY TODAY.
  • 00:22:25.180 --> 00:22:28.250
  • GO TO PTV.ORG.
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  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE,
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  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • MUSIC
  • 00:22:35.250 --> 00:22:38.270
  • AS A FATHER AND GRANDFATHER,
  • 00:22:38.280 --> 00:22:40.190
  • MY HEART IS TRULY BURDENED FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.
  • 00:22:40.200 --> 00:22:44.110
  • OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
  • 00:22:44.120 --> 00:22:45.290
  • NEED JESUS CHRIST AND THE TRUTH OF HIS WORD,
  • 00:22:46.000 --> 00:22:49.020
  • WHICH IS WHY I'M PLEASED TO BRING YOU MY BRAND NEW BOOK
  • 00:22:49.030 --> 00:22:52.080
  • FOR CHILDREN, "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS".
  • 00:22:52.090 --> 00:22:55.280
  • THIS BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK
  • 00:22:55.290 --> 00:22:58.090
  • USES SIMPLE CONCEPTS AND LANGUAGE
  • 00:22:58.100 --> 00:23:00.160
  • YOUNG CHILDREN CAN UNDERSTAND,
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  • WHILE ANSWERING 10 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HEAVEN.
  • 00:23:02.140 --> 00:23:05.260
  • THE BOOK EVEN CLOSES WITH A SALVATION PRAYER
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  • YOU CAN PRAY WITH YOUR CHILD OR GRANDCHILD TO ENSURE
  • 00:23:08.140 --> 00:23:11.030
  • THAT THEY'LL BE WITH YOU IN HEAVEN ONE DAY.
  • 00:23:11.040 --> 00:23:14.010
  • REQUEST YOUR COPY OF "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS"
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:23:17.040 --> 00:23:18.190
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:23:18.200 --> 00:23:21.180
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:23:21.190 --> 00:23:24.030
  • WE'LL ALSO INCLUDE DOCTOR JEFFRESS' ORIGINAL
  • 00:23:24.040 --> 00:23:26.290
  • FULL LENGTH BOOK, "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN",
  • 00:23:27.000 --> 00:23:29.170
  • ALONG WITH THE COMPLETE TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:23:29.180 --> 00:23:31.170
  • FOR A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:23:31.180 --> 00:23:35.010
  • FAILING TO ADEQUATELY PREPARE
  • 00:23:35.020 --> 00:23:37.070
  • FOR THE REAL TRIP WE'RE ALL TAKING,
  • 00:23:37.080 --> 00:23:39.070
  • FOR THAT TRIP TO THE PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
  • 00:23:39.080 --> 00:23:41.040
  • NOT PREPARING ADEQUATELY CAN HAVE
  • 00:23:41.050 --> 00:23:44.090
  • DEVASTATING AND UNENDING CONSEQUENCES.
  • 00:23:44.100 --> 00:23:48.190
  • WE'VE GOT TO BE PREPARED FOR THE TRIP.
  • 00:23:48.200 --> 00:23:51.110
  • WHEN YOU INVEST IN PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:23:51.120 --> 00:23:53.260
  • YOU'RE ALLOWING MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN
  • 00:23:53.270 --> 00:23:55.220
  • ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO HEAR THE CLEAR GOSPEL MESSAGE,
  • 00:23:55.230 --> 00:23:59.160
  • AND CATCH A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:23:59.170 --> 00:24:01.110
  • SO PLEASE, CONTINUE TO GIVE GENEROUSLY.
  • 00:24:01.120 --> 00:24:03.210
  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFT TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:24:03.220 --> 00:24:06.180
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:24:06.190 --> 00:24:10.270
  • MY PRAYER IS THAT YOU WILL ENTER THE GATES OF HEAVEN
  • 00:24:10.280 --> 00:24:14.210
  • WITH ABSOLUTELY NO REGRETS. SO WHY NOT
  • 00:24:14.220 --> 00:24:18.280
  • BEGIN YOUR INTENTIONAL JOURNEY TO HEAVEN RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:24:18.290 --> 00:24:22.170
  • IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BEGIN DOING WHAT'S RIGHT,
  • 00:24:22.180 --> 00:24:26.050
  • AND THERE'S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT
  • 00:24:26.060 --> 00:24:28.110
  • TO BEGIN PREPARING FOR YOUR ETERNAL HOME.
  • 00:24:28.120 --> 00:24:31.260
  • AS WE CONCLUDE OUR STUDY ON A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
  • 00:24:31.270 --> 00:24:35.040
  • YOU'LL BE GLAD TO KNOW WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT TIME.
  • 00:24:35.050 --> 00:24:38.000
  • WE'RE GOING TO BE STARTING A SERIES CALLED,
  • 00:24:38.010 --> 00:24:40.220
  • NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:24:40.230 --> 00:24:43.170
  • AND HERE'S WHY.
  • 00:24:43.180 --> 00:24:44.270
  • ACCORDING TO RELIABLE RESEARCH,
  • 00:24:44.280 --> 00:24:47.030
  • A STAGGERING SIXTY-PERCENT OF EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS
  • 00:24:47.040 --> 00:24:51.190
  • NOW BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE MULTIPLE PATHS TO GOD!
  • 00:24:51.200 --> 00:24:55.080
  • BUT IT'S CLEAR FROM THE BIBLE THAT THERE'S ONLY
  • 00:24:55.090 --> 00:24:57.290
  • ONE WAY AND THAT IS THROUGH GOD'S ONE AND ONLY
  • 00:24:58.000 --> 00:25:01.110
  • SON, JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:25:01.120 --> 00:25:03.170
  • SO HOW DO WE SHARE AN EXCLUSIVE JESUS IN AN
  • 00:25:03.180 --> 00:25:07.160
  • INCLUSIVE WORLD?
  • 00:25:07.170 --> 00:25:09.130
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
  • 00:25:09.140 --> 00:25:12.050
  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:12.060 --> 00:25:16.020
  • TODAY, WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:25:16.030 --> 00:25:17.220
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:17.230 --> 00:25:20.050
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:25:20.060 --> 00:25:22.050
  • OF DOCTOR JEFFRESS' BRAND NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK,
  • 00:25:22.060 --> 00:25:24.160
  • "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS",
  • 00:25:24.170 --> 00:25:26.210
  • PLUS THE BROCHURE ABOUT
  • 00:25:26.220 --> 00:25:28.050
  • WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN
  • 00:25:28.060 --> 00:25:30.140
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:25:30.150 --> 00:25:33.090
  • AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:33.100 --> 00:25:34.250
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:25:34.260 --> 00:25:37.080
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN
  • 00:25:37.090 --> 00:25:40.010
  • TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:25:40.020 --> 00:25:42.280
  • THAT, ALONG WITH A COPY OF DOCTOR JEFFRESS'
  • 00:25:42.290 --> 00:25:45.120
  • ORIGINAL BESTSELLING BOOK, "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN".
  • 00:25:45.130 --> 00:25:48.040
  • BUT THIS IS THE VERY LAST DAY THESE RESOURCES
  • 00:25:48.050 --> 00:25:50.250
  • WILL BE AVAILABLE. SO BE SURE TO CALL, WRITE,
  • 00:25:50.260 --> 00:25:53.090
  • OR GO ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:25:53.100 --> 00:25:55.110
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:55.120 --> 00:25:58.170
  • REMEMBER CHRIST'S FINAL WORDS TO HIS DISCIPLES
  • 00:25:58.180 --> 00:26:00.280
  • BEFORE HE ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN?
  • 00:26:00.290 --> 00:26:02.160
  • HE SAID, "GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND MAKE DISCIPLES."
  • 00:26:02.170 --> 00:26:06.270
  • NOW IF I'D BEEN IN THE GROUP THAT DAY,
  • 00:26:06.280 --> 00:26:08.260
  • AND I KNEW THERE WAS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO HEAVEN
  • 00:26:08.270 --> 00:26:11.160
  • OTHER THAN FAITH IN CHRIST I WOULD HAVE RESPECTFULLY
  • 00:26:11.170 --> 00:26:13.150
  • RAISED MY HAND AND SAID: WHY?
  • 00:26:13.160 --> 00:26:17.050
  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:26:17.060 --> 00:26:19.200
  • FOR THE START OF A NEW SERIES CALLED
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  • NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN, HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:21.170 --> 00:26:25.120
  • MUSIC
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  • (CARS HONKING) (PEOPLE CHATTERING)
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  • WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU ESCAPED
  • 00:26:38.000 --> 00:26:39.250
  • THE PRESSURE OF DAILY LIFE AND REFRESHED YOUR SPIRIT
  • 00:26:39.260 --> 00:26:43.000
  • IN THE BEAUTY OF GOD'S CREATION?
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  • LEAVE THE STRESS BEHIND AND JOIN US
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  • FOR THE PATHWAY TO VICTORY CRUISE TO ALASKA,
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  • JULY 11 THROUGH 18, 2020.
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  • IMAGINE A WEEK OF RELAXATION AND INSPIRATION
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  • IN ONE OF THE MOST MAJESTIC PLACES ON EARTH.
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  • IT'LL BE A TREMENDOUS TIME OF SIGHT-SEEING
  • 00:26:59.080 --> 00:27:01.220
  • AND SPIRITUAL REFRESHMENT
  • 00:27:01.230 --> 00:27:03.110
  • WITH YOUR PATHWAY TO VICTORY FAMILY.
  • 00:27:03.120 --> 00:27:05.230
  • I'LL BE TEACHING FROM GOD'S WORD ALONG THE WAY,
  • 00:27:05.240 --> 00:27:08.130
  • AND WE'RE BRINGING ALONG VOCALIST MICHAEL O'BRIEN,
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  • COMEDIAN DENNIS SWANBURG,
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  • AND LEGENDS OF GOSPEL MUSIC, THE HOPPERS.
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