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A Place Called Heaven: Will Heaven Be the Same for Everyone?

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October 13, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • 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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  • AS CHRISTIANS, WE UNDERSTAND THAT GOOD WORKS
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  • CAN NEVER EARN GOD'S FORGIVENESS,
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  • BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT OUR GOOD WORKS ARE WORTHLESS.
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  • IN FACT, THE WAY WE SPEND OUR LIFE HERE ON EARTH
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  • AFTER WE'RE SAVED WILL GREATLY DETERMINE
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  • OUR REWARDS IN HEAVEN.
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  • THERE'S A DAY COMING
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  • WHEN GOD WILL JUDGE THE LIVES OF EVERY BELIEVER,
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  • AND THE RESULTS OF THAT JUDGMENT
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  • WILL HAVE ETERNAL IMPLICATIONS.
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  • TODAY WE'RE ANSWERING THE QUESTION,
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  • WILL HEAVEN BE THE SAME FOR EVERYONE,
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
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  • MUSIC
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  • JOHN SAW A CITY THAT COULD NOT BE HIDDEN
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  • JOHN SAW THE CITY
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  • OH YES HE DID
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  • JOHN CAUGHT A GLIMPSE OF THE GOLDEN THRONE
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  • TELL ME ALL ABOUT IT
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  • GO RIGHT ON
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  • AROUND THE THRONE HE SAW THE CRYSTAL SEA
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  • THERE'S GOT TO BE MORE
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  • WHAT WILL IT BE
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  • I WANT TO GO TO THAT CITY HE SAW
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  • NEW JERUSALEM
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  • JERUSALEM
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  • I WANT TO WALK YOUR STREETS THAT ARE GOLDEN
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  • AND I WANT TO RUN WHERE THE ANGELS HAVE TROD
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  • JERUSALEM
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  • I WANT TO REST ON THE BANKS OF YOUR RIVER
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  • IN THAT CITY
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  • THE CITY OF GOD
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  • JOHN SAW THE LION LAY DOWN BY THE LAMB
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  • I WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT THAT LAND
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  • JOHN SAW THE DAY BUT HE DID NOT SEE NIGHT
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  • THE LAMB OF GOD, WELL, HE MUST BE THE LIGHT
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  • AND HE SAW THE SAINTS WORSHIP THE GREAT I AM
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  • CRYING WORTHY, WORTHY IS THE LAMB
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  • I WANT TO GO TO THAT CITY HE SAW
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  • NEW JERUSALEM
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  • JERUSALEM
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  • I WANT TO WALK YOUR STREETS THAT ARE GOLDEN
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  • AND I WANT TO RUN WHERE THE ANGELS HAVE TROD
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  • JERUSALEM
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  • I WANT TO REST ON THE BANKS OF YOUR RIVER
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  • IN THAT CITY, THE CITY OF GOD
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  • THE CITY OF GOD
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  • JERUSALEM
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  • JERUSALEM
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  • CITY OF GOD
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  • IT'S THE CITY OF GOD
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  • (AUDIENCE CHEERING)
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  • [ANNOUNCER] 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, DR. JEFFRESS HAS WRITTEN
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  • A BRAND NEW BOOK CALLED "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS".
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  • THIS ENGAGING, ILLUSTRATED BOOK
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  • IS PERFECT FOR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN
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  • 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 TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY
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  • OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
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  • MUSIC
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  • WILL HEAVEN BE THE SAME FOR EVERYONE?
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  • AND THE ANSWER, THE SURPRISING ANSWER FOR MANY IS,
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  • NO, IT WILL NOT BE THE SAME FOR EVERYONE.
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  • WHILE BECOMING A CHRISTIAN EXEMPTS US
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  • FROM THE CONDEMNATION OF GOD, AND AREN'T WE GRATEFUL FOR THAT?
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  • IT EXEMPTS US FROM GOD'S CONDEMNATION.
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  • BEING A CHRISTIAN DOES NOT EXEMPT US
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  • FROM GOD'S EVALUATION OF OUR LIFE.
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  • THE FACT IS, EVERY PERSON, NON-CHRISTIAN
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  • AND CHRISTIAN ALIKE WILL BE JUDGED BY GOD.
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  • THE JUDGMENT FOR NON-CHRISTIANS IS THE JUDGMENT
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  • THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT.
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  • THOSE WHO HAVE NOT TRUSTED IN CHRIST,
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  • WHOSE NAMES ARE NOT FOUND WRITTEN
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  • IN THE LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE,
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  • THEY ARE CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE,
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  • AND TORMENTED DAY AND NIGHT FOREVER AND EVER.
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  • BUT THOSE OF US WHO ARE CHRISTIANS
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  • ARE GOING TO STAND BEFORE A DIFFERENT JUDGMENT.
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  • IT'S AN EVALUATION OF OUR LIFE.
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  • IT'S CALLED THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST
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  • IN 2 CORINTHIANS 5:10, PAUL SAYS,
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  • "FOR WE MUST ALL APPEAR BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST
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  • "SO THAT EACH ONE MAY BE RECOMPENSED
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  • "FOR HIS DEEDS IN THE BODY, "ACCORDING TO WHAT HE HAS DONE,
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  • "WHETHER GOOD OR BAD." HOW WILL WE BE JUDGED?
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  • WELL, PAUL SAYS IN 2 CORINTHIANS 5,
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  • WE WILL BE JUDGED ACCORDING TO WHAT WE HAVE DONE.
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  • THIS EVALUATION OF OUR LIVES AS CHRISTIANS
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  • IS BASED ON OUR WORKS. WHAT WE'VE DONE.
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  • NOW, THAT CONFUSES A LOT OF CHRISTIANS
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  • BECAUSE THEY SAY, "WELL, WAIT A MINUTE,
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  • "I THOUGHT OUR GOOD WORKS DON'T MATTER."
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  • WELL, THEY DON'T MATTER BEFORE WE'RE SAVED,
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  • BUT THEY MATTER A GREAT DEAL AFTER WE'RE SAVED.
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  • PRIOR TO OUR SALVATION, THE BEST YOU AND I CAN DO
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  • IS LIKE A FILTHY RAG TO GOD.
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  • EPHESIANS 2:8-9 MAKES IT VERY CLEAR,
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  • IT'S BY GRACE WE ARE SAVED,
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  • AND THAT NOT OF WORKS, LEST ANYONE SHOULD BOAST.
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  • GOOD WORKS PLAY ABSOLUTELY NO ROLE IN EARNING SALVATION,
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  • HOWEVER, OUR GOOD WORKS HAVE
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  • A GREAT VALUE AFTER OUR SALVATION.
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  • EPHESIANS 2:10 SAYS, WE ARE SAVED NOT BY WORKS
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  • BUT FOR GOOD WORKS.
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  • AGAIN, HERE'S A SENTENCE ON YOUR OUTLINE TO WRITE DOWN.
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  • WHILE OUR WORKS ARE WORTHLESS
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  • IN SECURING US A PLACE IN HEAVEN,
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  • THEY ARE INTEGRAL IN DETERMINING OUR EXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN.
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  • GOOD WORKS CAN'T EARN YOU YOUR PLACE IN HEAVEN,
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  • THAT'S ONLY BY GOD'S GRACE, BY TRUSTING CHRIST.
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  • BUT ONCE YOU'VE DONE THAT, YOUR GOOD WORKS MATTER
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  • IN DETERMINING THE KIND OF EXPERIENCE
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  • YOU WILL HAVE IN HEAVEN,
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT TODAY.
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  • LET'S FIRST OF ALL BEGIN BY LOOKING
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  • AT EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.
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  • SINCE YOU'RE GONNA STAND THERE ONE DAY,
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  • WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO KNOW
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  • EXACTLY WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AT THAT JUDGMENT?
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  • WELL, TO EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENS
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  • AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST, PAUL USES THREE ANALOGIES.
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  • THE FIRST ANALOGY IS THE TRUSTEE ANALOGY,
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  • AND IT'S FOUND IN ROMANS CHAPTER 14.
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  • TAKE YOUR BIBLES AND TURN TO ROMANS CHAPTER 14.
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  • PAUL IS WRITING TO CHRISTIANS IN ROME.
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  • THEY WERE BUSY JUDGING ONE ANOTHER,
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  • THERE WERE DIVISIONS IN THE ROMAN CHURCH,
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  • AND PAUL SAID, "QUIT YOUR JUDGING OF ONE ANOTHER,"
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  • HE SAYS IN VERSE 10, "BUT WHY DO YOU JUDGE YOUR BROTHER?
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  • "OR WHY AGAIN, DO YOU REGARD YOUR BROTHER WITH CONTEMPT?"
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  • YOU ARE NOT TO JUDGE ANOTHER.
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  • WHEN HE SAYS DON'T JUDGE YOUR BROTHER,
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  • HE WAS TALKING ABOUT CHRISTIANS
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  • WHO WERE PRONOUNCING JUDGEMENTS
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  • ABOUT BEHAVIOR THE BIBLE DIDN'T EVEN ADDRESS.
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  • CHRISTIANS WERE JUDGING EACH OTHER ABOUT WHAT THEY ATE,
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  • OR WHAT THEY DRANK, OR ABOUT WHETHER THEY KEPT
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  • THE SABBATH DAYS OR NOT,
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  • AND PAUL SAID, "QUIT JUDGING PEOPLE."
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  • THAT IS THE TRUSTEE ANALOGY.
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  • SECONDLY, HE USES THE CONSTRUCTION ANALOGY
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  • TO DESCRIBE THE BEMA, THE JUDGMENT SEAT.
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  • TURN OVER TO 1 CORINTHIANS 3.
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  • PAUL SPECIFICALLY IS TALKING ABOUT BUILDING A MINISTRY,
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  • ABOUT THE KIND OF MINISTRY HE HAD VERSUS OTHER APOSTLES.
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  • BUT HE EXTRAPOLATES FROM THE MINISTRY EXAMPLE
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  • TO INCLUDE EVERY CHRISTIAN'S LIFE.
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  • NOTICE WHAT HE SAYS HERE.
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  • "ACCORDING TO THE GRACE OF GOD," VERSE 10,
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  • "WHICH WAS GIVEN TO ME AS A WISE MASTER BUILDER,
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  • "I LAID A FOUNDATION, AND ANOTHER IS BUILDING UPON IT.
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  • "BUT LET EACH MAN BE CAREFUL HOW HE BUILDS UPON IT,
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  • "FOR NO MAN CAN LAY A FOUNDATION
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  • "OTHER THAN THAT WHICH IS LAID, WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST."
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  • PAUL IS INVITING YOU TO THINK ABOUT YOUR LIFE
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  • LIKE A HOUSE THAT'S BEING CONSTRUCTED.
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  • NOW, EVERY CHRISTIAN HAS THE SAME FOUNDATION FOR HIS HOUSE,
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  • BUT WE HAVE A CHOICE OF WHAT KIND OF HOUSE,
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  • THAT IS, WHAT KIND OF LIFE WE BUILD
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  • ON THE FOUNDATION OF OUR SALVATION.
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  • AND THE CHOICE OF WHAT KIND OF HOUSE WE BUILD
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  • DEPENDS UPON THE KIND OF BUILDING MATERIAL WE CHOOSE.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 12.
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  • NOW IF ANY MAN BUILDS UPON THE FOUNDATION
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  • WITH GOLD, SILVER, PRECIOUS STONES,
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  • OR WOOD, HAY, AND STRAW.
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  • YOU CAN BUILD YOUR LIFE
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  • ACCORDING TO WHAT BUILDING MATERIALS YOU CHOOSE,
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  • BUT NOTICE ONE DAY, THE KIND OF LIFE YOU HAVE BUILT
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  • IS GONNA BE TESTED BY THE FIRE OF GOD'S JUDGMENT.
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  • VERSE 13, EACH MAN'S WORK WILL BECOME EVIDENT;
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  • FOR THE DAY WILL SHOW IT
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  • BECAUSE IT IS TO BE REVEALED WITH FIRE,
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  • AND THE FIRE ITSELF WILL REVEAL
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  • THE QUALITY OF EACH MAN'S WORK.
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  • WOULD YOU NOTICE THE TWO CRITERIA
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  • GOD IS GONNA USE TO JUDGE THE KIND OF LIFE
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  • YOU AND I HAVE BUILT.
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  • NUMBER ONE, THE SIGNIFICANCE OF OUR LIFE.
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  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OR THE DURABILITY OF OUR WORKS.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU SPEND YOUR TIME AND TALENTS,
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  • AND TREASURES HERE ON EARTH PURSUING POWER,
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  • AND PROFITS, AND SELF-GLORIFICATION,
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  • THAT'S LIKE BUILDING A HOUSE OF WOOD OR HAY OR STRAW.
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  • AND WHAT HAPPENS AT THE JUDGMENT
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  • IF YOUR LIFE IS BUILT WITH THOSE THINGS?
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  • IT'S NOT LIKE THE STORY OF THE THREE PIGS,
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  • WHERE JESUS WILL HUFF AND PUFF AND BLOW YOUR HOUSE DOWN,
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  • INSTEAD, HE JUST SETS A MATCH TO IT, HE BURNS IT UP.
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  • THAT'S WHAT HE'S SAYING HERE.
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  • NOTHING WILL LAST, IT WILL BE CONSUMED WITH FIRE.
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  • ON THE OTHER HAND, YOU CAN BUILD YOUR LIFE
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  • WITH MORE DURABLE MATERIALS, GOLD, SILVER, PRECIOUS STONES.
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  • A LIFE THAT IS BUILT AROUND GLORIFYING GOD,
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  • MAKING HIM LOOK GOOD,
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  • NO MATTER WHAT YOUR DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES ARE.
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  • A LIFE BUILT AROUND SHARING CHRIST
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  • WITH AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.
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  • A LIFE BUILT AROUND GIVING UP
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  • SOME TEMPORARY PLEASURES AND PERKS IN THIS LIFE
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  • TO INVEST YOUR MONEY IN GOD'S KINGDOM.
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  • THOSE THINGS REALLY MATTER TO GOD.
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  • THEY MAKE A DIFFERENCE, IT'S A LIFE BUILT WITH GOLD,
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  • SILVER, AND PRECIOUS STONES.
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  • VERSE 14, IF ANY MAN'S WORK
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  • WHICH HE HAS BUILT UPON IT REMAINS,
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  • HE SHALL RECEIVE A REWARD.
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  • BUT NOTICE VERSE 15, IF ANY MAN'S WORK IS BURNED UP,
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  • THAT IS EVALUATED TO BE WORTHLESS,
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  • IF ANY MAN'S WORK IS BURNED UP,
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  • HE SHALL SUFFER LOSS, BUT HE HIMSELF WILL BE SAVED,
  • 00:12:40.100 --> 00:12:45.000
  • THOUGH AS BY FIRE.
  • 00:12:45.010 --> 00:12:46.280
  • THAT'S PROBABLY A SAYING LIKE WE WOULD HAVE TODAY.
  • 00:12:46.290 --> 00:12:51.090
  • HE WILL BE SAVED BY THE SKIN OF HIS TEETH.
  • 00:12:51.100 --> 00:12:54.120
  • HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THAT BEFORE?
  • 00:12:54.130 --> 00:12:56.040
  • HE'LL MAKE IT TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:12:56.050 --> 00:12:57.130
  • IF YOU'RE TRULY A CHRISTIAN AND YOUR LIFE
  • 00:12:57.140 --> 00:13:00.090
  • IS JUDGED TO BE WORTHLESS, YOU'LL STILL GET INTO HEAVEN,
  • 00:13:00.100 --> 00:13:04.120
  • BUT YOU'LL SMELL OF SMOKE, YOU'LL JUST BARELY MAKE IT
  • 00:13:04.130 --> 00:13:07.180
  • THERE, THOUGH AS BY FIRE, THAT'S WHAT HE'S TALKING HERE,
  • 00:13:07.190 --> 00:13:09.240
  • BY THE SKIN OF YOUR TEETH.
  • 00:13:09.250 --> 00:13:11.120
  • SO, THE FIRST CRITERION OF JUDGMENT WILL BE
  • 00:13:11.130 --> 00:13:14.090
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF OUR WORKS.
  • 00:13:14.100 --> 00:13:16.190
  • THE SECOND JUDGMENT WILL BE ACCORDING
  • 00:13:16.200 --> 00:13:19.090
  • TO THE MOTIVES OF OUR WORKS.
  • 00:13:19.100 --> 00:13:21.230
  • SOMETIMES WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
  • 00:13:21.240 --> 00:13:23.190
  • IS AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE DO.
  • 00:13:23.200 --> 00:13:26.010
  • 1 CORINTHIANS 4:5, PAUL SAYS,
  • 00:13:26.020 --> 00:13:28.030
  • "THEREFORE DO NOT GO ON PASSING JUDGMENT BEFORE THE TIME,
  • 00:13:28.040 --> 00:13:31.290
  • "BUT WAIT UNTIL THE LORD COMES
  • 00:13:32.000 --> 00:13:33.140
  • "WHO WILL BRING TO LIGHT THE THINGS HIDDEN IN THE DARKNESS
  • 00:13:33.150 --> 00:13:38.030
  • "AND DISCLOSE THE MOTIVES OF MEN'S HEARTS,
  • 00:13:38.040 --> 00:13:40.270
  • "AND THEN EACH MAN'S PRAISE WILL COME TO HIM FROM GOD."
  • 00:13:40.280 --> 00:13:46.230
  • GOD CARES ABOUT OUR MOTIVES.
  • 00:13:46.240 --> 00:13:48.180
  • YOU KNOW, IF YOU GIVE MONEY TO GOD'S WORK
  • 00:13:48.190 --> 00:13:50.280
  • IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO BRAG TO OTHERS
  • 00:13:50.290 --> 00:13:52.160
  • HOW MUCH YOU'RE GIVING, THAT DOESN'T COUNT FOR GOLD,
  • 00:13:52.170 --> 00:13:55.180
  • IT COUNTS AS WOOD.
  • 00:13:55.190 --> 00:13:57.150
  • IF YOU ARE DILIGENT IN SHARING YOUR FAITH WITH OTHER PEOPLE
  • 00:13:57.160 --> 00:14:01.200
  • SO THAT YOU CAN BRAG ABOUT HOW MANY PEOPLE
  • 00:14:01.210 --> 00:14:03.260
  • ARE IN THE KINGDOM BECAUSE OF YOU,
  • 00:14:03.270 --> 00:14:05.240
  • THAT'S NOT SILVER, THAT'S HAY.
  • 00:14:05.250 --> 00:14:08.260
  • OUR MOTIVES REALLY DO MATTER BEFORE GOD.
  • 00:14:08.270 --> 00:14:11.260
  • THE THIRD ANALOGY HERE IS THE RACE ANALOGY.
  • 00:14:11.270 --> 00:14:15.100
  • IT'S FOUND IN 1 CORINTHIANS 9 : 24-27.
  • 00:14:15.110 --> 00:14:19.030
  • JUST LOOK AT VERSES 24 AND 25.
  • 00:14:19.040 --> 00:14:23.220
  • DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT THOSE WHO RUN IN A RACE ALL RUN,
  • 00:14:23.230 --> 00:14:27.170
  • BUT ONLY ONE RECEIVES THE PRIZE?
  • 00:14:27.180 --> 00:14:30.010
  • RUN IN SUCH A WAY THAT YOU MAY WIN.
  • 00:14:30.020 --> 00:14:32.260
  • EVERYONE WHO COMPETES IN THE GAMES
  • 00:14:32.270 --> 00:14:35.230
  • EXERCISES SELF-CONTROL IN ALL THINGS.
  • 00:14:35.240 --> 00:14:39.080
  • THEY THEN DO IT TO RECEIVE A PERISHABLE WREATH,
  • 00:14:39.090 --> 00:14:42.220
  • BUT WE AN IMPERISHABLE.
  • 00:14:42.230 --> 00:14:45.170
  • THEREFORE I RUN IN SUCH A WAY, AS NOT WITHOUT AIM.
  • 00:14:45.180 --> 00:14:49.200
  • YOU KNOW, THE GREATEST THREAT TO A RUNNER
  • 00:14:49.210 --> 00:14:52.100
  • IS BECOMING DISTRACTED,
  • 00:14:52.110 --> 00:14:54.220
  • NOT KEEPING YOUR EYE ON THE FINISH LINE.
  • 00:14:54.230 --> 00:14:58.170
  • AND WHAT PAUL IS SAYING HERE IS,
  • 00:14:58.180 --> 00:15:00.110
  • I DON'T RUN WITHOUT AIM.
  • 00:15:00.120 --> 00:15:02.170
  • I KEEP MY MIND ON THE FINISH LINE.
  • 00:15:02.180 --> 00:15:06.030
  • YOU KNOW, IT'S SO EASY FOR THOSE OF US
  • 00:15:06.040 --> 00:15:07.150
  • WHO ARE CHRISTIANS TO BE DISTRACTED,
  • 00:15:07.160 --> 00:15:11.150
  • TO FORGET WHY WE'RE HERE.
  • 00:15:11.160 --> 00:15:14.100
  • TO SPEND OUR TIME NOT IN EVIL THINGS,
  • 00:15:14.110 --> 00:15:16.150
  • THAT'S NOT WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT,
  • 00:15:16.160 --> 00:15:17.210
  • BUT SPEND OUR TIME READING OUR FACEBOOK,
  • 00:15:17.220 --> 00:15:20.280
  • OR TWITTER FEEDS, OR WATCHING TELEVISION,
  • 00:15:20.290 --> 00:15:26.020
  • OR GETTING CAUGHT UP IN THE NEWS,
  • 00:15:26.030 --> 00:15:27.250
  • OR GETTING CAUGHT UP IN THIS PURSUIT.
  • 00:15:27.260 --> 00:15:29.140
  • NOTHING WRONG WITH ANY OF THOSE THINGS
  • 00:15:29.150 --> 00:15:32.080
  • UNLESS IT DISTRACTS YOU FROM DOING
  • 00:15:32.090 --> 00:15:34.080
  • THAT ONE THING GOD HAS LEFT YOU TO DO.
  • 00:15:34.090 --> 00:15:37.250
  • THAT'S THE RACE ANALOGY.
  • 00:15:37.260 --> 00:15:40.120
  • WELL, WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES?
  • 00:15:40.130 --> 00:15:41.230
  • I MEAN, IF WE'RE ALL GONNA MAKE IT
  • 00:15:41.240 --> 00:15:42.290
  • TO HEAVEN ANYWAY, DOES IT REALLY MATTER?
  • 00:15:43.000 --> 00:15:45.100
  • DO THESE ETERNAL REWARDS MATTER?
  • 00:15:45.110 --> 00:15:47.080
  • WELL, THERE ARE TWO POSSIBLE OUTCOMES
  • 00:15:47.090 --> 00:15:49.250
  • OF OUR STANDING AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.
  • 00:15:49.260 --> 00:15:54.010
  • ONE POSSIBLE OUTCOME IS REWARDS.
  • 00:15:54.020 --> 00:15:56.260
  • THERE WILL BE REWARDS FOR SOME CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:15:56.270 --> 00:16:00.020
  • THEOLOGIAN NORM GEISLER SAYS IT THIS WAY,
  • 00:16:00.030 --> 00:16:02.070
  • "EVERYONE IN HEAVEN WILL BE FULLY BLESSED,
  • 00:16:02.080 --> 00:16:05.060
  • "BUT NOT EVERYONE WILL BE EQUALLY BLESSED.
  • 00:16:05.070 --> 00:16:08.270
  • "EVERY BELIEVER'S CUP WILL BE FULL AND RUNNING OVER,
  • 00:16:08.280 --> 00:16:11.200
  • "BUT NOT EVERYONE'S CUP WILL BE THE SAME SIZE."
  • 00:16:11.210 --> 00:16:17.160
  • GOD CARES HOW YOU BEHAVE,
  • 00:16:17.170 --> 00:16:19.230
  • GOD CARES WHAT YOU DO IN THIS LIFE.
  • 00:16:19.240 --> 00:16:22.170
  • AGAIN, 2 CORINTHIANS 5:10,
  • 00:16:22.180 --> 00:16:24.080
  • WE SHALL BE JUDGED ACCORDING TO THE DEEDS
  • 00:16:24.090 --> 00:16:27.110
  • WE HAVE DONE IN THE BODY, WHETHER THEY'RE GOOD OR
  • 00:16:27.120 --> 00:16:29.270
  • WORTHLESS. THESE REWARDS THAT CHRISTIANS RECEIVE,
  • 00:16:29.280 --> 00:16:33.170
  • SOME CHRISTIANS RECEIVE, ARE REFERRED TO,
  • 00:16:33.180 --> 00:16:35.260
  • SOMETIMES, IN THE BIBLE, AS CROWNS.
  • 00:16:35.270 --> 00:16:38.270
  • HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE HEARD
  • 00:16:38.280 --> 00:16:40.030
  • ABOUT A CHRISTIAN'S CROWN IN HEAVEN?
  • 00:16:40.040 --> 00:16:43.140
  • ARE THESE CROWNS LITERAL CROWNS?
  • 00:16:43.150 --> 00:16:46.040
  • SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE THEY ARE.
  • 00:16:46.050 --> 00:16:48.050
  • OF COURSE YOU HAVE TO WONDER,
  • 00:16:48.060 --> 00:16:49.190
  • IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE OR TWO,
  • 00:16:49.200 --> 00:16:51.030
  • HOW'S THAT GONNA WORK, WALKING AROUND WITH FOUR OR FIVE?
  • 00:16:51.040 --> 00:16:54.110
  • MOST OF US WON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THAT, BUT A FEW MIGHT.
  • 00:16:54.120 --> 00:16:57.200
  • HOW DOES THAT WORK OUT?
  • 00:16:57.210 --> 00:17:00.150
  • OTHER PEOPLE SAY, "WELL, WE'RE GONNA CAST THEM ALL
  • 00:17:00.160 --> 00:17:02.130
  • "BEFORE THE THRONE AND IT DOESN'T MATTER."
  • 00:17:02.140 --> 00:17:05.100
  • MY OWN BELIEF IS, THESE CROWNS MAY BE LITERAL CROWNS,
  • 00:17:05.110 --> 00:17:09.150
  • AND INDEED, WE MAY CAST THEM BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD
  • 00:17:09.160 --> 00:17:13.100
  • AS A SIGN OF OUR WORSHIP OF GOD,
  • 00:17:13.110 --> 00:17:15.110
  • BUT THAT DOESN'T NEGATE THE FACT
  • 00:17:15.120 --> 00:17:17.200
  • THAT THESE CROWNS REPRESENT REAL TANGIBLE REWARDS
  • 00:17:17.210 --> 00:17:23.240
  • THAT WILL EXTEND THROUGHOUT ETERNITY.
  • 00:17:23.250 --> 00:17:26.120
  • CAN YOU RECALL, LOOK BACK IN YOUR LIFE AND RECALL
  • 00:17:26.130 --> 00:17:31.230
  • SOMETHING YOUR MOM OR DAD MIGHT'VE SAID TO YOU
  • 00:17:31.240 --> 00:17:35.100
  • THAT WAS ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGING TO YOU?
  • 00:17:35.110 --> 00:17:39.030
  • SON, DAUGHTER, I'M SO PROUD OF YOU.
  • 00:17:39.040 --> 00:17:43.260
  • OR MAYBE YOU CAN THINK OF SOMETHING
  • 00:17:43.270 --> 00:17:45.240
  • YOUR EMPLOYER SAID TO YOU,
  • 00:17:45.250 --> 00:17:47.090
  • LIKE, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE DOING SUCH A GREAT JOB,
  • 00:17:47.100 --> 00:17:50.050
  • WE COULDN'T MAKE IT IN THIS COMPANY
  • 00:17:50.060 --> 00:17:52.060
  • IF IT WEREN'T FOR YOU.
  • 00:17:52.070 --> 00:17:54.080
  • YOU HOLD ON TO THOSE THINGS, DON'T YOU?
  • 00:17:54.090 --> 00:17:56.130
  • YOU REPLAY THEM OVER AND OVER IN YOUR MIND.
  • 00:17:56.140 --> 00:17:59.200
  • IF WE CAN GET THAT EXCITED
  • 00:17:59.210 --> 00:18:01.150
  • ABOUT WHAT A PARENT OR AN EMPLOYER SAYS TO US,
  • 00:18:01.160 --> 00:18:04.270
  • THINK ABOUT WHAT IT'S GONNA BE LIKE
  • 00:18:04.280 --> 00:18:06.250
  • IF WE WERE TO STAND BEFORE GOD AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT
  • 00:18:06.260 --> 00:18:11.090
  • AND SEE A SMILE ACROSS THE FACE OF JESUS SAYING,
  • 00:18:11.100 --> 00:18:14.290
  • "WELL DONE.
  • 00:18:15.000 --> 00:18:17.050
  • "WELL DONE, GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT."
  • 00:18:17.060 --> 00:18:23.080
  • THAT'S A REWARD WORTH WORKING FOR.
  • 00:18:23.090 --> 00:18:25.260
  • AND THAT'S WHAT'S GONNA BE AWAITING SOME IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:18:25.270 --> 00:18:29.080
  • SPECIAL PRIVILEGES, SPECIAL POSITIONS, SPECIAL PRAISE.
  • 00:18:29.090 --> 00:18:33.240
  • ONE POSSIBLE OUTCOME OF THE JUDGMENT
  • 00:18:33.250 --> 00:18:35.220
  • WE'RE ALL GONNA STAND BEFORE IS REWARDS.
  • 00:18:35.230 --> 00:18:39.060
  • THE OTHER POSSIBLE OUTCOME IS REGRETS,
  • 00:18:39.070 --> 00:18:43.000
  • THE FORFEITURE OF REWARDS.
  • 00:18:43.010 --> 00:18:46.020
  • SOME PEOPLE WILL STAND BEFORE JESUS IN SHAME,
  • 00:18:46.030 --> 00:18:52.070
  • AND I DON'T MAKE UP THAT WORD, SHAME,
  • 00:18:52.080 --> 00:18:53.290
  • IT'S A BIBLICAL WORD.
  • 00:18:54.000 --> 00:18:55.070
  • 1 JOHN 2:28 SAYS, "AND NOW, LITTLE CHILDREN,
  • 00:18:55.080 --> 00:18:58.290
  • "ABIDE IN HIM, SO THAT WHEN HE APPEARS,
  • 00:18:59.000 --> 00:19:02.270
  • "WE MAY HAVE CONFIDENCE AND NOT SHRINK AWAY FROM HIM
  • 00:19:02.280 --> 00:19:07.190
  • "IN SHAME AT HIS COMING."
  • 00:19:07.200 --> 00:19:11.170
  • THERE WILL BE REAL MEASURABLE LOSS
  • 00:19:11.180 --> 00:19:13.290
  • SOME PEOPLE WILL EXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:14.000 --> 00:19:16.170
  • AND THERE'LL BE REGRET AS PEOPLE LOOK AND SEE
  • 00:19:16.180 --> 00:19:19.000
  • WHAT COULD'VE BEEN THEIRS HAD THEY BEEN MORE FAITHFUL
  • 00:19:19.010 --> 00:19:21.260
  • TO CHRIST IN THIS LIFE.
  • 00:19:21.270 --> 00:19:24.060
  • JOY AND REGRET CAN EXIST AT THE SAME TIME.
  • 00:19:24.070 --> 00:19:28.190
  • AND IT'LL BE THAT SAME EMOTION FOR THOSE
  • 00:19:28.200 --> 00:19:30.180
  • WHO SEE THEIR LIVES BURNED UP
  • 00:19:30.190 --> 00:19:33.010
  • AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST,
  • 00:19:33.020 --> 00:19:34.230
  • AND BEING TERMED AS ABSOLUTELY WORTHLESS.
  • 00:19:34.240 --> 00:19:38.290
  • NOW, WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL HERE.
  • 00:19:39.000 --> 00:19:41.240
  • TO OVERDO THE SORROW REGRET ASPECT
  • 00:19:41.250 --> 00:19:45.060
  • OF THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST
  • 00:19:45.070 --> 00:19:46.180
  • IS TO TURN HEAVEN INTO HELL.
  • 00:19:46.190 --> 00:19:49.210
  • BUT TO UNDEREMPHASIZE IT IS TO MAKE
  • 00:19:49.220 --> 00:19:52.070
  • OBEDIENCE IN THIS LIFE INCONSEQUENTIAL.
  • 00:19:52.080 --> 00:19:55.260
  • REWARDS WILL MATTER.
  • 00:19:55.270 --> 00:19:59.260
  • IN HIS BOOK, "YOUR ETERNAL REWARD",
  • 00:19:59.270 --> 00:20:03.150
  • MY FRIEND, ERWIN LUTZER TELLS A FABLE ABOUT AN INDIAN BEGGAR
  • 00:20:03.160 --> 00:20:10.180
  • WHO STOOD BY THE ROAD EVERY DAY TO BEG RICE
  • 00:20:10.190 --> 00:20:15.000
  • FROM ANY PASSERBY WHO WOULD BE SO GENEROUS.
  • 00:20:15.010 --> 00:20:18.050
  • HE STOOD THERE BY THE DUSTY ROAD,
  • 00:20:18.060 --> 00:20:19.270
  • AND IN HIS BOWL HE HAD A FEW GRAINS OF RICE
  • 00:20:19.280 --> 00:20:22.290
  • JUST TO GET PEOPLE STARTED WITH THE IDEA OF GENEROSITY.
  • 00:20:23.000 --> 00:20:26.080
  • ONE DAY AS HE STOOD THERE,
  • 00:20:26.090 --> 00:20:27.250
  • HE SAW THIS ELEGANT CHARIOT RACING TOWARD HIM.
  • 00:20:27.260 --> 00:20:33.240
  • AND WHEN THE CHARIOT STOPPED IN FRONT OF HIM,
  • 00:20:33.250 --> 00:20:35.050
  • A WEALTHY RAJA DESCENDED FROM THE CHARIOT.
  • 00:20:35.060 --> 00:20:38.040
  • HE WENT OVER TO THE BEGGAR,
  • 00:20:38.050 --> 00:20:39.170
  • THE BEGGAR'S HEART WAS FILLED WITH HOPE AS HE THOUGHT,
  • 00:20:39.180 --> 00:20:41.180
  • SURELY THIS RAJA WILL GIVE ME WHAT I NEED.
  • 00:20:41.190 --> 00:20:44.210
  • BUT INSTEAD OF GIVING THE BEGGAR RICE,
  • 00:20:44.220 --> 00:20:47.030
  • HE SAID TO THE BEGGAR, "GIVE ME YOUR RICE."
  • 00:20:47.040 --> 00:20:51.090
  • THE BEGGAR WAS STARTLED.
  • 00:20:51.100 --> 00:20:53.040
  • "GIVE YOU MY RICE?" "GIVE ME YOUR RICE."
  • 00:20:53.050 --> 00:20:57.150
  • AND SO, BEGRUDGINGLY, THE BEGGAR TOOK OUT A GRAIN OF RICE
  • 00:20:57.160 --> 00:21:01.000
  • AND GAVE IT TO THE RAJA.
  • 00:21:01.010 --> 00:21:02.240
  • "NOW GIVE ME ANOTHER."
  • 00:21:02.250 --> 00:21:05.020
  • HE REACHED IN AND GAVE ANOTHER.
  • 00:21:05.030 --> 00:21:07.040
  • "I WANT ANOTHER ONE AS WELL."
  • 00:21:07.050 --> 00:21:09.100
  • HE GAVE HIM ANOTHER.
  • 00:21:09.110 --> 00:21:10.180
  • BY THIS TIME, THE BEGGAR WAS SEETHING WITH ANGER.
  • 00:21:10.190 --> 00:21:13.180
  • WHY WOULD THIS WEALTHY MAN WHO HAD SO MUCH
  • 00:21:13.190 --> 00:21:16.230
  • DEMAND THAT FROM SOMEBODY WHO HAD SO LITTLE?
  • 00:21:16.240 --> 00:21:20.270
  • FINALLY, THE RAJA ASCENDED
  • 00:21:20.280 --> 00:21:22.200
  • BACK INTO THE CHARIOT AND RODE AWAY.
  • 00:21:22.210 --> 00:21:27.030
  • THE POOR MAN LOOKED INTO HIS BOWL AND NOTICED SOMETHING.
  • 00:21:27.040 --> 00:21:31.100
  • SOMETHING SPARKLING.
  • 00:21:31.110 --> 00:21:33.090
  • HE LOOKED IN THERE AND HE SAW A GRAIN OF GOLD,
  • 00:21:33.100 --> 00:21:37.090
  • AND THEN HE SAW ANOTHER GRAIN OF GOLD,
  • 00:21:37.100 --> 00:21:39.250
  • AND ANOTHER GRAIN OF GOLD.
  • 00:21:39.260 --> 00:21:42.060
  • FOR EVERY GRAIN OF RICE THE BEGGAR HAD GIVEN THE RAJA,
  • 00:21:42.070 --> 00:21:47.000
  • THE RAJA HAD EXCHANGED IT FOR A GRAIN OF GOLD.
  • 00:21:47.010 --> 00:21:51.250
  • YOU KNOW, EXCHANGING RICE FOR GOLD
  • 00:21:51.260 --> 00:21:54.220
  • IS A PRETTY SAVVY TRADE.
  • 00:21:54.230 --> 00:21:58.180
  • BUT EXCHANGING THE TEMPORARY PLEASURES AND TREASURES
  • 00:21:58.190 --> 00:22:01.150
  • OF THIS LIFE FOR ETERNAL REWARDS IN THE NEXT LIFE,
  • 00:22:01.160 --> 00:22:05.260
  • THAT'S A REAL LUCRATIVE TRANSACTION.
  • 00:22:05.270 --> 00:22:10.060
  • THAT'S WHAT REWARDS IN HEAVEN ARE ALL ABOUT.
  • 00:22:10.070 --> 00:22:13.040
  • TRADING THE TEMPORAL FOR THE ETERNAL.
  • 00:22:13.050 --> 00:22:17.150
  • FOR WE MUST ALL STAND BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST,
  • 00:22:17.160 --> 00:22:21.270
  • THAT EACH ONE OF US MAY BE REWARDED
  • 00:22:21.280 --> 00:22:23.260
  • FOR WHAT WE'VE DONE IN THE BODY,
  • 00:22:23.270 --> 00:22:26.160
  • WHETHER IT BE GOOD OR WORTHLESS.
  • 00:22:26.170 --> 00:22:31.080
  • MUSIC
  • 00:22:31.090 --> 00:22:35.170
  • AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY" WE'RE PRAYING THAT THIS SERIES
  • 00:22:35.180 --> 00:22:38.160
  • ABOUT "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN"
  • 00:22:38.170 --> 00:22:40.230
  • WILL IGNITE A NEW PASSION IN YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:22:40.240 --> 00:22:43.170
  • AND CAUSE YOU TO EXCHANGE
  • 00:22:43.180 --> 00:22:45.040
  • YOUR TEMPORARY PLEASURES FOR ETERNAL REWARDS.
  • 00:22:45.050 --> 00:22:49.030
  • WELL, NOT EVERYONE SHARES THE SAME BELIEFS ABOUT HEAVEN,
  • 00:22:49.040 --> 00:22:52.210
  • AND TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT OTHER WORLD RELIGIONS TEACH,
  • 00:22:52.220 --> 00:22:56.140
  • I WANT TO SEND YOU A HELPFUL BROCHURE CALLED,
  • 00:22:56.150 --> 00:22:59.050
  • "WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN".
  • 00:22:59.060 --> 00:23:03.000
  • THIS IS AN EASY TO UNDERSTAND RESOURCE
  • 00:23:03.010 --> 00:23:05.110
  • THAT CLEARLY EXPLAINS HOW SEVEN COMMON FAITHS
  • 00:23:05.120 --> 00:23:09.040
  • DIFFER IN THEIR VIEWS OF HEAVEN FROM BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY.
  • 00:23:09.050 --> 00:23:13.100
  • AND A COPY OF THIS BROCHURE IS MY GIFT TO YOU,
  • 00:23:13.110 --> 00:23:16.230
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
  • 00:23:16.240 --> 00:23:20.070
  • GO TO PTV.ORG.
  • 00:23:20.080 --> 00:23:23.080
  • NOW, STAY RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:23:23.090 --> 00:23:24.250
  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:24.260 --> 00:23:30.190
  • AS A FATHER AND GRANDFATHER,
  • 00:23:30.200 --> 00:23:32.120
  • MY HEART IS TRULY BURDENED FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.
  • 00:23:32.130 --> 00:23:36.040
  • OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
  • 00:23:36.050 --> 00:23:37.220
  • NEED JESUS CHRIST AND THE TRUTH OF HIS WORD,
  • 00:23:37.230 --> 00:23:40.250
  • WHICH IS WHY I'M PLEASED TO BRING YOU
  • 00:23:40.260 --> 00:23:42.210
  • MY BRAND NEW BOOK FOR CHILDREN,
  • 00:23:42.220 --> 00:23:45.080
  • "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS".
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  • [ANNOUNCER] THIS BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK
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  • USES SIMPLE CONCEPTS AND LANGUAGE
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  • YOUNG CHILDREN CAN UNDERSTAND,
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  • WHILE ANSWERING 10 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HEAVEN.
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  • THE BOOK EVEN CLOSES WITH A SALVATION PRAYER
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  • YOU CAN PRAY WITH YOUR CHILD OR GRANDCHILD
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  • TO ENSURE THAT THEY'LL BE WITH YOU IN HEAVEN ONE DAY.
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  • REQUEST YOUR COPY OF "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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  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
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  • WE'LL ALSO INCLUDE DR. JEFFRESS' ORIGINAL
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  • FULL LENGTH BOOK, "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN",
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  • ALONG WITH THE COMPLETE TEACHING SERIES
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  • FOR "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN" ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
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  • FAILING TO ADEQUATELY PREPARE
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  • FOR THE REAL TRIP WE'RE ALL TAKING,
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  • FOR THAT TRIP TO THE PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
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  • NOT PREPARING ADEQUATELY CAN HAVE DEVASTATING
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  • AND UNENDING CONSEQUENCES.
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  • WE'VE GOT TO BE PREPARED FOR THE TRIP.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] WHEN YOU INVEST IN "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
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  • YOU'RE ALLOWING MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN
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  • ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO HEAR THE CLEAR GOSPEL MESSAGE,
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  • AND CATCH A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN.
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  • SO PLEASE, CONTINUE TO GIVE GENEROUSLY.
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  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFT TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
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  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
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  • JOY AND REGRET CAN EXIST AT THE SAME TIME.
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  • THAT WILL BE THE EXPERIENCE OF THOSE
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  • WHO SEE THEIR DEEDS BURNED UP
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  • AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.
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  • AND MY PRAYER IS THAT TODAY'S MESSAGE
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  • HAS SHOWN YOU THE IMPORTANCE OF INVESTING YOUR LIFE
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  • IN THINGS THAT TRULY MAKE AN ETERNAL DIFFERENCE.
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  • WELL, NONE OF US KNOWS WHEN WE'RE GOING
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  • TO BE CALLED AWAY INTO GOD'S PRESENCE.
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  • IT'S IMPORTANT TO BE READY AT ANY MOMENT.
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  • AND I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US AGAIN NEXT TIME
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  • AS WE BEGIN LOOKING AT HOW TO PREPARE
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  • FOR OUR JOURNEY TO HEAVEN.
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  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
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  • ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
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  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY",
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  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOU A COPY
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  • OF DR. JEFFRESS' BRAND NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK,
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  • "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS",
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  • PLUS THE BROCHURE ABOUT
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  • "WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN"
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  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU, SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY
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  • AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
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  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE, WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU
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  • THE "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN" TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
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  • THAT, ALONG WITH A COPY OF DR. JEFFRESS' ORIGINAL
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  • BESTSELLING BOOK, "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN".
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  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
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  • BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT.
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  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING,
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  • OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
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  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
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  • I MEAN, DO YOU KNOW ANY MAN
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  • WHO WOULD MIND EXCHANGING HIS OLD, RIPPED UP PAJAMAS
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  • FOR A NEW BRIONI SUIT?
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  • DO YOU KNOW ANY WOMAN WHO WOULD GIVE UP
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  • EXCHANGING HER BATHROBE FOR A CHANEL DRESS?
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  • THAT'S EXACTLY THE EXCHANGE WE MAKE AT DEATH.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR THE MESSAGE, HOW CAN I PREPARE
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  • FOR MY JOURNEY TO HEAVEN?
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