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August 23, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: 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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  • TRAGICALLY, MOST AMERICANS LIVE BEYOND THEIR FINANCIAL MEANS.
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  • THEY LIVE FROM PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK,
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  • BARELY KEEPING UP WITH THEIR BILLS.
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  • AS A RESULT, MANY HOUSEHOLDS ARE CRUSHED
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  • UNDER FINANCIAL PRESSURE.
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  • AND EVEN WORSE, THE DEBT IS OFTEN PASSED FROM ONE
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  • GENERATION TO THE NEXT.
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  • HOW DO WE BREAK THIS SEEMINGLY ENDLESS CYCLE?
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  • WELL TODAY, WE'LL CONSULT THE WISEST AND RICHEST MAN WHO
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  • EVER LIVED-KING SOLOMON-ON HOW TO FIND FINANCIAL FREEDOM.
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  • THE SOLOMON SECRET FOR FINANCIAL FREEDOM IS,
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  • "SPEND YOUR WAY TO WEALTH".
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  • I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT ON TODAY'S EDITION OF
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO LIVE "THE GOOD LIFE".
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  • BUT WE'RE OFTEN FRUSTRATED BY OUR INABILITY TO EXPERIENCE IT.
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  • WHAT'S THE SECRET TO GENUINE SUCCESS?
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  • THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO, THE WISEST, WEALTHIEST,
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  • AND MOST POWERFUL MAN OF HIS DAY WROTE A BOOK
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  • ABOUT HOW TO EXPERIENCE THE SUCCESS AND SATISFACTION
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  • WE LONG FOR.
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  • AND IN THE SOLOMON SECRETS, DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS SHARES
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  • SOLOMON'S TIMELESS SECRET FOR SUCCESS
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  • IN TEN KEY AREAS OF LIFE.
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  • REQUEST THE SOLOMON SECRETS
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • MUSIC
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  • PEOPLE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATED BY
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  • THE SUBJECT OF MONEY.
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  • AND FOR GOOD REASON, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT.
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  • I MEAN DESPITE ALL THE BAD PRESS THAT MONEY
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  • GETS FROM US PREACHER TYPES;
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  • THE FACT IS MONEY CAN DO A LOT OF WONDERFUL
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  • THINGS FOR PEOPLE WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT.
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  • MONEY CAN RELIEVE STRESS,
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  • MONEY CAN PROVIDE INDEPENDENCE,
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  • MONEY CAN HELP US FULFILL OUR DREAMS
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  • IN LIFE.
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  • WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT MONEY CAN DO A LOT OF
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  • VERY SAME THINGS THAT GOD PROMISES TO DO FOR US.
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  • AT LEAST AT FIRST GLANCE.
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  • AND I THINK THAT EXPLAINS WHY JESUS SAID
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  • IN MATTHEW 6:24, "NO MAN CAN SERVE TWO MASTERS.
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  • FOR EITHER HE WILL HATE THE ONE AND LOVE THE
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  • OTHER OR HE WILL DESPISE THE ONE AND HOLD ON
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  • TO THE OTHER.
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  • YOU CANNOT SERVE; YOU CANNOT WORSHIP GOD
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  • AND MONEY."
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  • AND NOTICE JESUS DIDN'T SAY YOU CANNOT WORSHIP
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  • GOD AND YOUR WORK.
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  • OR YOU CANNOT WORSHIP GOD AND SEX.
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  • IT'S NOT THAT THOSE OTHER THINGS CANNOT BE
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  • IDOLS FOR US, THEY CAN.
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  • BUT JESUS UNDERSTOOD THAT MONEY HAS A UNIQUE
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  • ABILITY TO TAKE OUR HEART'S AFFECTION
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  • BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE THINGS IT CAN DO FOR US.
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  • THAT ALSO EXPLAINS WHY PAUL SAID IN 1 TIMOTHY 6:10,
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  • "FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL
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  • SORTS OF EVIL AND SOME BY LONGING FOR IT HAVE
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  • WONDERED AWAY FROM THE FAITH AND HAVE PIERCED
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  • THEMSELVES WITH MANY A PAIN."
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  • AND YET MOST PEOPLE I TALK TO THEY DON'T HAVE
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  • ANY DESIRE TO FALL IN LOVE WITH MONEY,
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  • THEY DON'T WANT TO WORSHIP MONEY;
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  • INSTEAD MOST PEOPLE'S ATTITUDE ABOUT MONEY IS
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  • LIKE ONE COUPLE WHO TALKED TO ME RECENTLY,
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  • THEY'RE FACING THE FIRST YEAR TUITION BILL FOR
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  • THEIR CHILD'S COLLEGE EDUCATION.
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  • THEY SAID: PASTOR WE JUST WANT TO HAVE ENOUGH.
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  • WE JUST WANT TO HAVE ENOUGH.
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  • DID YOU KNOW, BY THE WAY,
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  • THAT IS A BIBLICAL GOAL FOR YOUR FINANCES?
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  • TO HAVE JUST ENOUGH; ENOUGH TO MEET YOUR
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  • CURRENT AND YOUR FUTURE NEEDS.
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  • TURN OVER TO PROVERBS 30,
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  • IF YOU WOULD.
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  • PROVERBS TELLS US WHAT A REASONABLE GOAL FOR US
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  • OUGHT TO BE IN OUR FINANCES.
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  • AND IT'S FOUND IN PROVERBS 30 LOOK AT VERSE 8.
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  • THE WRITER SAID, "LORD HERE'S MY PRAYER,
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  • GIVE ME NEITHER POVERTY NOR RICHES,
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  • BUT FEED ME WITH THE FOOD THAT IS MY PORTION,
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  • THAT I NOT BE FULL AND DENY YOU AND SAY WHO IS
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  • THE LORD?
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  • OR THAT I BE IN WANT AND STEAL AND PROFANE THE
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  • NAME OF MY GOD."
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  • THE WRITER IS SAYING LORD,
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  • HERE'S MY PRAYER, DON'T GIVE ME TOO MUCH MONEY
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  • BECAUSE IF I HAVE TOO MUCH I COULD BE TEMPTED
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  • TO SAY I HAVE NO NEED FOR GOD.
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  • HOW MANY WEALTHY PEOPLE DO YOU KNOW JUST LIKE THAT?
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  • BUT HE ALSO SAID, LORD DON'T GIVE ME TOO LITTLE
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  • LEST I BE TEMPTED TO DO SOMETHING WRONG TO STEAL
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  • AND PROFANE YOUR NAME.
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  • GOD WHAT I'M ASKING IS THAT YOU GIVE ME JUST ENOUGH.
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  • THAT OUGHT TO BE OUR GOAL IN MONEY,
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  • TO HAVE NOT TOO MUCH, NOT TOO LITTLE,
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  • BUT HAVE JUST ENOUGH.
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  • THE QUESTION IS DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH?
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  • DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH MONEY,
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  • ENOUGH FINANCIAL RESOURCES TO MEET BOTH
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  • YOUR CURRENT AND YOUR FUTURE NEEDS?
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  • LET'S TAKE AN EXAM RIGHT NOW TO DETERMINE IF YOU
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  • HAVE ENOUGH, OK?
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  • HERE'S QUESTION NUMBER ONE: IF YOU OR YOUR MATE
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  • WERE TO LOSE YOUR JOBS, NEITHER ONE OF YOU HAD A
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  • JOB, HOW LONG COULD YOU SURVIVE,
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  • HOW MANY MONTHS WITHOUT A PAYCHECK?
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  • QUESTION NUMBER TWO: IF YOU ADD UP ALL OF YOUR
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  • ASSETS, THAT IS EVERYTHING YOU OWN AND
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  • SUBTRACT ALL OF YOUR LIABILITIES,
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  • EVERYTHING YOU OWE, IS THAT NUMBER A POSITIVE
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  • OR A NEGATIVE NUMBER?
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  • QUESTION NUMBER THREE: FOR THOSE OF YOU WITH
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  • KIDS STILL AT HOME, WHO ARE FACING COLLEGE
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  • BILLS, DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH TO PROVIDE FOR
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  • THEIR COLLEGE EDUCATION IF THEY CHOSE TO GO TO
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  • COLLEGE?
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  • QUESTION NUMBER FOUR: WHAT ABOUT YOUR
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  • RETIREMENT?
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  • YOU KNOW THERE'S A DAY COMING FOR EVERYBODY,
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  • WHEN YOU ARE NO LONGER WORKING WITH A STEADY
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  • PAYCHECK COMING IN.
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  • DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR RETIREMENT,
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  • FOR WHEN THAT DAY COMES?
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  • NOW, WHAT DO THOSE FOUR QUESTIONS REVEAL ABOUT
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  • YOUR FINANCIAL HEALTH?
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  • DO YOU FEEL PRETTY GOOD ABOUT WHERE YOU ARE?
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  • YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT MOST AMERICANS OWE
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  • MORE THAN THEY OWN, HAVE NOT MADE ADEQUATE PLANS
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  • FOR RETIREMENT AND COULD NOT GO MORE THAN FEW
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  • WEEKS WITHOUT A STEADY PAYCHECK.
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  • YOU SEE MOST AMERICANS BELIEVE THAT THE WAY TO
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  • FINANCIAL SECURITY IS TO EARN A BIGGER SALARY,
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  • TO WIN THE LOTTERY OR HOPE AUNT GERTRUDE DIES
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  • BEFORE THE FIRST KID HAS TO GO TO COLLEGE.
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  • BUT AS WE'RE GOING TO DISCOVER TODAY,
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  • SOLOMON SAYS THE SECRET TO FINANCIAL SUCCESS IN
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  • LIFE IS NOT IN EARNING, WINNING OR INHERITING.
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  • THE SECRET TO FINANCIAL SUCCESS THAT GOD WANTS
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  • ALL OF US TO EXPERIENCE IS THROUGH SPENDING.
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  • THAT'S RIGHT, YOU HEARD ME RIGHT.
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  • THE SOLOMON SECRET FOR SUCCESS IN YOUR FINANCES
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  • IS TO SPEND YOUR WAY TO WEALTH.
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  • NOW TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT AND
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  • WHAT SOLOMON IS TALKING ABOUT TURN TO PROVERBS 21.
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  • PROVERBS 21.
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  • FINANCIAL CONSULTANT DAVE RAMSEY HE TELLS
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  • ABOUT TWO COUPLES THAT CAME TO SEE HIM FOR
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  • FINANCIAL ADVICE A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO.
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  • AND THE FIRST COUPLE THAT CAME TO HIM WAS A
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  • COUPLE THAT WAS EARNING $35.000 A YEAR.
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  • THEY HAD ACCUMULATED A $150.000 IN THEIR 401K
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  • PLAN, THEY HAD NO CREDIT CARD DEBT AND THEY ONLY
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  • HAD A 3 YEARS WORTH OF PAYMENTS LEFT ON THEIR
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  • $70.000 HOME.
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  • THAT WAS COUPLE NUMBER ONE.
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  • COUPLE NUMBER TWO THAT CAME IN RIGHT AFTER THE
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  • FIRST COUPLE HAD $64.000 IN CREDIT CARD DEBT,
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  • THEY DROVE TWO LEASED CARS,
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  • THEY HAD A $175.000 OUTSTANDING MORTGAGE
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  • ON THEIR HOME.
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  • WHAT WAS THEIR PROBLEM AS COMPARED TO THE FIRST COUPLE?
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  • YOU MIGHT ASSUME THAT THEY MUST HAVE EARNED
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  • LESS MONEY THAN THE FIRST COUPLE EARNING $35.000.
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  • NO, RAMSEY SAID THE SECOND COUPLE WAS
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  • EARNING $84.000 A YEAR.
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  • SO HOW IS IT THAT ONE COUPLE ADMITTEDLY A FEW
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  • YEARS AGO COULD SURVIVE AND THRIVE ON $35.000 OF
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  • INCOME AND YET A SECOND COUPLE EARNING TWICE AS
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  • MUCH MONEY WAS ON THE BRINK OF FINANCIAL
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  • INSOLVENCY?
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  • THE KEY IS THE FIRST COUPLE HAD LEARNED THE
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  • SOLOMON SECRET FOR SUCCESS IN MONEY AND
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  • THAT IS MARGIN, FINANCIAL MARGIN.
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  • YOU SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE AGAIN BELIEVE IF I JUST
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  • HAD MORE MONEY, IF I HAD A BIGGER PAYCHECK I'D BE
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  • FINANCIALLY OKAY.
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  • BUT SOLOMON EXPOSES THE FALLACY OF THAT THINKING
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  • IN ECCLESIASTES 5:11, HE SAID,
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  • "WHEN GOOD THINGS INCREASE THOSE WHO
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  • CONSUME THEM INCREASE."
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  • IN OTHER WORDS, THE HIGHER YOUR INCOME THE
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  • HIGHER YOUR EXPENSES.
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  • THE MORE YOU MAKE THE MORE YOU SPEND.
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  • CAN I HEAR AN AMEN ON THAT?
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  • <<AUDIENCE MURMERS IN AGREEMENT-
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  • I MEAN WE ALL KNOW THAT'S TRUE,
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  • DON'T WE.
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  • AND SO THAT'S WHY SOLOMON SAID,
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  • NO, THE KEY TO FINANCIAL SECURITY IS IN MARGIN,
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  • IT HAS TO DO WITH YOUR SPENDING.
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  • WHAT IS MARGIN?
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  • WRITE DOWN THIS DEFINITION.
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  • MARGIN IS THAT COMFORT ZONE;
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  • IT'S THE BUFFER ZONE BETWEEN WHERE YOU ARE
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  • AND YOUR LIMITS IN LIFE.
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  • MARGIN IS THAT BUFFER ZONE BETWEEN WHERE YOU
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  • ARE AND YOUR LIMITS IN LIFE.
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  • DR. SWENSON IN HIS BESTSELLING BOOK
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  • "MARGIN" DESCRIBES WHAT LIFE IS LIKE WITHOUT ANY
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  • BUFFER ZONES.
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  • I BET SOME OF YOU CAN IDENTIFY WITH THIS,
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  • LIVING WITHOUT MARGIN IS BEING 30 MINUTES LATE TO
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  • THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE BECAUSE YOU WERE 20
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  • MINUTES LATE GETTING OUT OF THE HAIRDRESSER'S
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  • BECAUSE YOU WERE 10 MINUTES LATE DROPPING
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  • THE CHILDREN OFF AT SCHOOL BECAUSE THE CAR
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  • RAN OUT OF GAS TWO BLOCKS FROM THE GAS
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  • STATION AND YOU FORGOT YOUR PURSE.
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  • THAT IS LIFE WITHOUT MARGIN.
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  • THE FACT IS WHEN YOU'RE ALWAYS PRESSING THE
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  • LIMITS, YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL STRESS IN LIFE AND
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  • THAT'S TRUE ABOUT YOUR FINANCIAL LIFE AS WELL.
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  • PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THEIR FINANCES WITHOUT ANY
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  • MARGIN, THAT IS THEY'RE SPENDING EVERYTHING THEY
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  • HAVE, ARE UNDER INCREDIBLE STRESS.
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  • PERHAPS YOU KNOW PEOPLE LIKE THIS;
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  • PERHAPS YOU'RE A PERSON LIKE THIS.
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  • YOU LIVE FROM PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK HOPING AND
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  • PRAYING YOU RUN OUT OF MONTH
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  • BEFORE YOU RUN OUT OF MONEY.
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  • AND IF THERE'S ANYTHING UNEXPECTED THAT COMES UP
  • 00:10:16.160 --> 00:10:18.190
  • IN THE MONTH, A CAR REPAIR BILL OR A MEDICAL
  • 00:10:18.200 --> 00:10:21.010
  • EMERGENCY THERE IS NO WAY TO COVER THAT.
  • 00:10:21.020 --> 00:10:23.130
  • AS FAR AS BIG TICKET ITEMS FOR THE FUTURE,
  • 00:10:23.140 --> 00:10:26.010
  • LIKE A COLLEGE EDUCATION FOR YOUR KIDS,
  • 00:10:26.020 --> 00:10:28.020
  • OR YOUR OWN RETIREMENT, OR CARING FOR ELDERLY
  • 00:10:28.030 --> 00:10:30.260
  • PARENTS, WHY, DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:10:30.270 --> 00:10:33.020
  • THERE'S NO WAY TO PLAN FOR THAT.
  • 00:10:33.030 --> 00:10:36.090
  • AND YET PEOPLE DO THINK ABOUT IT.
  • 00:10:36.100 --> 00:10:38.040
  • AND SO THEY HAVE THIS NAGGING FEAR IN THE BACK
  • 00:10:38.050 --> 00:10:40.250
  • OF THEIR MINDS THAT NOT ALL IS WELL IN THEIR
  • 00:10:40.260 --> 00:10:43.130
  • FINANCES AND BECAUSE OF THAT STRESS THEY LIVE
  • 00:10:43.140 --> 00:10:46.220
  • UNDER UNBEARABLE PRESSURE THAT
  • 00:10:46.230 --> 00:10:48.120
  • EXTENDS THROUGH THEIR RELATIONSHIPS.
  • 00:10:48.130 --> 00:10:49.290
  • DID YOU KNOW FINACIAL CONSULTANT, ONE NOTED FINANCIAL
  • 00:10:50.000 --> 00:10:52.120
  • CONSULTANT SAYS THAT 90% OF DIVORCES ARE PRECIPITATED
  • 00:10:52.130 --> 00:10:56.140
  • BY FINANCIAL PRESSURE.
  • 00:10:56.150 --> 00:10:59.000
  • YOU'VE HEARD ME SPEAK BEFORE ABOUT MY FATHER.
  • 00:10:59.010 --> 00:11:01.000
  • MY FATHER WAS A WONDERFUL CHRISTIAN MAN;
  • 00:11:01.010 --> 00:11:03.290
  • IN FACT HE'S THE REASON THE REST OF MY FAMILY,
  • 00:11:04.000 --> 00:11:06.170
  • MY MOM AND ALL OF US BECAME CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:11:06.180 --> 00:11:09.120
  • AND ONE OF THE LESSONS I LEARNED FROM MY DAD WAS
  • 00:11:09.130 --> 00:11:12.050
  • THE IMPORTANCE, THE DISCIPLINE OF SAVING MONEY.
  • 00:11:12.060 --> 00:11:15.090
  • I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY MY DAD WOULD
  • 00:11:15.100 --> 00:11:18.100
  • GET PAID TWO TIMES A MONTH AND ON THOSE
  • 00:11:18.110 --> 00:11:21.060
  • FRIDAYS HE WOULD TAKE ME WITH HIM TO THE BANK AS
  • 00:11:21.070 --> 00:11:24.060
  • HE WOULD DEPOSIT HIS CHECK.
  • 00:11:24.070 --> 00:11:25.280
  • AND THEN HE WOULD PURCHASE A UNITED STATES
  • 00:11:25.290 --> 00:11:28.070
  • SAVINGS BOND AND WOULD GO DOWNSTAIRS TO THE
  • 00:11:28.080 --> 00:11:30.250
  • VAULT AND WE'D WALK IN THERE TO HIS SAFETY
  • 00:11:30.260 --> 00:11:33.030
  • DEPOSIT BOX AND HE WOULD DEPOSIT THAT SAVINGS BOND,
  • 00:11:33.040 --> 00:11:35.220
  • HE DID THAT TWICE A MONTH RELIGIOUSLY AND
  • 00:11:35.230 --> 00:11:40.050
  • WHEN MY DAD WAS RELATIVELY YOUNG MAN HE
  • 00:11:40.060 --> 00:11:43.190
  • WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PANCREATIC CANCER,
  • 00:11:43.200 --> 00:11:47.010
  • TOLD HE HAD JUST A FEW MONTHS TO LIVE.
  • 00:11:47.020 --> 00:11:49.280
  • AND I NEVER WILL FORGET SITTING AROUND THE
  • 00:11:49.290 --> 00:11:52.010
  • KITCHEN TABLE WITH MY DAD GOING OVER HIS
  • 00:11:52.020 --> 00:11:55.020
  • AFFAIRS, HE KNEW HE WAS ABOUT TO DIE,
  • 00:11:55.030 --> 00:11:57.150
  • I'LL NEVER FORGET WHAT HE SAID TO ME.
  • 00:11:57.160 --> 00:12:00.060
  • HE SAID: YOU KNOW ROBERT I SPENT MY WHOLE LIFE
  • 00:12:00.070 --> 00:12:02.090
  • SETTING ASIDE THIS MONEY SO THAT I COULD ENJOY IT
  • 00:12:02.100 --> 00:12:05.250
  • ONE DAY AND NOW I HAVE TO END UP LEAVING IT TO
  • 00:12:05.260 --> 00:12:09.020
  • YOU KNUCKLEHEADS.
  • 00:12:09.030 --> 00:12:10.050
  • <<AUDIENCE LAUGHTER-
  • 00:12:10.060 --> 00:12:15.140
  • YOU KNOW SOLOMON SAID BASICALLY THE SAME THING?
  • 00:12:15.150 --> 00:12:18.190
  • IN ECCLESIASTES 2:18 HE SAID,
  • 00:12:18.200 --> 00:12:21.010
  • "THUS I HATED ALL THE FRUIT OF MY LABOR FOR
  • 00:12:21.020 --> 00:12:23.290
  • WHICH I LABORED UNDER THE SUN,
  • 00:12:24.000 --> 00:12:25.240
  • FOR I MUST LEAVE IT TO THE MAN WHO WILL COME
  • 00:12:25.250 --> 00:12:28.150
  • AFTER ME."
  • 00:12:28.160 --> 00:12:29.260
  • WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT FINANCIAL MARGIN WE'RE
  • 00:12:29.270 --> 00:12:32.040
  • NOT TALKING ABOUT BEING A HOARDER OF MONEY.
  • 00:12:32.050 --> 00:12:35.220
  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SETTING ASIDE A
  • 00:12:35.230 --> 00:12:37.110
  • REASONABLE AMOUNT IN THE PRESENT TO TAKE CARE OF
  • 00:12:37.120 --> 00:12:40.010
  • FUTURE EXPECTED AND UNEXPECTED NEEDS.
  • 00:12:40.020 --> 00:12:42.050
  • WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DOING WHAT SOLOMON SAID?
  • 00:12:42.060 --> 00:12:45.100
  • OF NOT CONSUMING EVERYTHING YOU MAKE AND
  • 00:12:45.110 --> 00:12:47.110
  • SETTING SOME ASIDE?
  • 00:12:47.120 --> 00:12:48.230
  • I WANT YOU TO NOTICE IN THE BIBLE THERE ARE
  • 00:12:48.240 --> 00:12:50.180
  • THREE BENEFITS OF HAVING FINANCIAL MARGIN,
  • 00:12:50.190 --> 00:12:54.110
  • A BUFFER ZONE BETWEEN YOUR INCOME AND YOUR
  • 00:12:54.120 --> 00:12:57.030
  • EXPENDITURES.
  • 00:12:57.040 --> 00:12:58.020
  • NUMBER ONE: FINANCIAL MARGIN OFFERS FREEDOM TO
  • 00:12:58.030 --> 00:13:01.230
  • DO THE RIGHT THING.
  • 00:13:01.240 --> 00:13:03.010
  • HAVING THAT BUFFER ZONE ALLOWS YOU TO CHANGE
  • 00:13:03.020 --> 00:13:06.090
  • JOBS AND DO SOMETHING YOU REALLY WANT TO DO IN LIFE.
  • 00:13:06.100 --> 00:13:10.020
  • FINANCIAL MARGIN ALLOWS YOU TO TAKE THAT MISSION
  • 00:13:10.030 --> 00:13:12.070
  • TRIP THAT YOU'VE BEEN DYING TO TAKE.
  • 00:13:12.080 --> 00:13:14.230
  • FINANCIAL MARGIN ALLOW YOU TO START THAT NEW
  • 00:13:14.240 --> 00:13:17.000
  • BUSINESS THAT GOD HAS PLACED ON YOUR HEART TO
  • 00:13:17.010 --> 00:13:19.020
  • START.
  • 00:13:19.030 --> 00:13:20.070
  • ALL OF US NEED FINANCIAL MARGIN IN OUR LIFE,
  • 00:13:20.080 --> 00:13:23.100
  • IT IS THE FREEDOM, IT PROVIDES THE FREEDOM TO
  • 00:13:23.110 --> 00:13:25.200
  • DO THE RIGHT THING.
  • 00:13:25.210 --> 00:13:27.110
  • IN HIS BOOK, "THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO SUCCESS"
  • 00:13:27.120 --> 00:13:29.170
  • TOM HOPKINS DESCRIBES THE BENEFIT OF FINANCIAL MARGIN.
  • 00:13:29.180 --> 00:13:33.080
  • HE JUST HAS ANOTHER NAME FOR IT.
  • 00:13:33.090 --> 00:13:34.230
  • HE CALLS IT: GO-TO-TOWN MONEY.
  • 00:13:34.240 --> 00:13:37.250
  • LISTEN TO THIS.
  • 00:13:37.260 --> 00:13:39.020
  • HE SAYS, "MILLIONS OF PEOPLE STAY IN JOBS THEY
  • 00:13:39.030 --> 00:13:41.180
  • HATE, OR THEY SETTLE FOR LESS THAN THEY SHOULD
  • 00:13:41.190 --> 00:13:44.080
  • GET BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE ANY
  • 00:13:44.090 --> 00:13:45.260
  • GO-TO-TOWN MONEY.
  • 00:13:45.270 --> 00:13:47.190
  • WHAT IS THAT?
  • 00:13:47.200 --> 00:13:48.260
  • IT'S ENOUGH MONEY TO ALLOW YOU TO FACE CHANGE
  • 00:13:48.270 --> 00:13:51.130
  • WITH A STOUT HEART.
  • 00:13:51.140 --> 00:13:53.010
  • HOW MUCH GO-TO-TOWN MONEY DO YOU NEED?
  • 00:13:53.020 --> 00:13:55.110
  • WHATEVER IT TAKES TO MAKE YOU FEEL STRONG
  • 00:13:55.120 --> 00:13:57.130
  • ENOUGH TO RISK LOSING WHAT YOU HAVE NOW IN
  • 00:13:57.140 --> 00:14:01.070
  • ORDER TO REACH FOR A GREATER OPPORTUNITY.
  • 00:14:01.080 --> 00:14:03.190
  • THIS IS THE EXECUTIVE'S EQUIVALENT
  • 00:14:03.200 --> 00:14:05.120
  • OF A STRIKE FUND.
  • 00:14:05.130 --> 00:14:06.290
  • IT'S THE SALES PERSON'S ACE IN THE HOLE;
  • 00:14:07.000 --> 00:14:09.240
  • IT'S EVERYBODY'S HOLD OUT MONEY.
  • 00:14:09.250 --> 00:14:12.010
  • GO-TO-TOWN MONEY PROVIDES YOU WITH EXTRA
  • 00:14:12.020 --> 00:14:14.040
  • COURAGE AND CLEAR-HEADEDNESS TO MEET
  • 00:14:14.050 --> 00:14:16.120
  • THE SURPRISES AND ALARMS OF LIFE.
  • 00:14:16.130 --> 00:14:19.050
  • IT IMPROVES YOUR PERFORMANCE UNDER THE
  • 00:14:19.060 --> 00:14:21.120
  • PRESSURE OF A TOUGH NEGOTIATION,
  • 00:14:21.130 --> 00:14:24.060
  • IT CAN DOUBLE OR TRIPLE YOUR RATE OF CLIMB,
  • 00:14:24.070 --> 00:14:26.200
  • BUT IF HAVING GO-TO-TOWN MONEY MAKES YOU
  • 00:14:26.210 --> 00:14:29.250
  • IMPOSSIBLY BULL HEADED PUTTING IT ASIDE WOULD
  • 00:14:29.260 --> 00:14:33.080
  • BE ONE OF THE WORST MISTAKES YOU EVER MAKE."
  • 00:14:33.090 --> 00:14:37.010
  • NOW LISTEN, YOU SEE, FINANCIAL MARGIN IS
  • 00:14:37.020 --> 00:14:40.070
  • THE FREEDOM NOT TO DO WHAT IS WRONG.
  • 00:14:40.080 --> 00:14:42.170
  • BUT IT'S THE FREEDOM TO WHAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:14:42.180 --> 00:14:45.010
  • YOU SAY WELL WE OUGHT TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT WHETHER
  • 00:14:45.020 --> 00:14:47.010
  • WE HAVE FINANCIAL MARGIN OR NOT,
  • 00:14:47.020 --> 00:14:48.190
  • SHOULDN'T WE?
  • 00:14:48.200 --> 00:14:49.290
  • WELL WE SHOULD.
  • 00:14:50.000 --> 00:14:51.220
  • BUT A LOT OF THINGS WE SHOULD DO THAT
  • 00:14:51.230 --> 00:14:53.060
  • WE DON'T DO.
  • 00:14:53.070 --> 00:14:54.070
  • WE'RE FLAWED HUMAN BEINGS,
  • 00:14:54.080 --> 00:14:55.230
  • WE'RE SINFUL HUMAN BEINGS.
  • 00:14:55.240 --> 00:14:57.140
  • AND GOD UNDERSTANDS THAT AND THAT'S WHY GOD'S
  • 00:14:57.150 --> 00:14:59.220
  • PLAN FOR ALL OF OUR LIVES IS THAT WE HAVE
  • 00:14:59.230 --> 00:15:02.090
  • FINANCIAL MARGIN IN OUR LIFE.
  • 00:15:02.100 --> 00:15:04.150
  • IN PROVERBS 10:15 SOLOMON WROTE,
  • 00:15:04.160 --> 00:15:07.080
  • "THE RICH MAN'S WEALTH IS HIS FORTRESS,
  • 00:15:07.090 --> 00:15:11.070
  • BUT THE RUIN OF THE POOR IS THEIR POVERTY."
  • 00:15:11.080 --> 00:15:15.120
  • YOU SEE WHEN YOU HAVE NO FINANCIAL MARGIN IN LIFE
  • 00:15:15.130 --> 00:15:17.290
  • YOU DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY TO MAKE WISE DECISIONS.
  • 00:15:18.000 --> 00:15:21.160
  • TRUSTING IN MONEY IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR TRUSTING
  • 00:15:21.170 --> 00:15:24.150
  • IN GOD.
  • 00:15:24.160 --> 00:15:25.290
  • IN FACT THERE'S NO AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT CAN
  • 00:15:26.000 --> 00:15:27.200
  • PROTECT YOU AGAINST A LOSS OF A LOVED ONE,
  • 00:15:27.210 --> 00:15:29.150
  • NO THERE'S SOME THINGS MONEY CANNOT DO,
  • 00:15:29.160 --> 00:15:32.000
  • BUT SOLOMON'S POINT IS GOD'S PLAN FOR OUR LIFE
  • 00:15:32.010 --> 00:15:34.210
  • IS THAT WE HAVE SOME MARGIN SO THAT WE CAN
  • 00:15:34.220 --> 00:15:37.080
  • HAVE THE FREEDOM TO DO WHAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:15:37.090 --> 00:15:39.030
  • SECONDLY, FINANCIAL MARGIN PROVIDES THE
  • 00:15:39.040 --> 00:15:42.010
  • SECURITY FOR FUTURE NEEDS.
  • 00:15:42.020 --> 00:15:44.030
  • FINANCIAL MARGIN PROVIDES SECURITY FOR
  • 00:15:44.040 --> 00:15:46.030
  • FUTURE NEEDS.
  • 00:15:46.040 --> 00:15:47.180
  • CONSUMING LESS THAN YOU EARN OVER A LONG PERIOD
  • 00:15:47.190 --> 00:15:50.200
  • OF TIME IS GOD'S WAY TO PROVIDE FOR YOUR FUTURE,
  • 00:15:50.210 --> 00:15:54.210
  • ESPECIALLY THOSE BIG TICKET ITEMS
  • 00:15:54.220 --> 00:15:56.280
  • IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:15:56.290 --> 00:15:58.060
  • THE FACT IS WE ALL KNOW THAT THERE ARE SOME BIG
  • 00:15:58.070 --> 00:16:01.050
  • TICKET EXPENDITURES COMING INTO OUR LIFE
  • 00:16:01.060 --> 00:16:03.260
  • THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY FOR.
  • 00:16:03.270 --> 00:16:05.140
  • THE QUESTION IS: HOW ARE WE GOING TO PAY FOR
  • 00:16:05.150 --> 00:16:07.140
  • THOSE THINGS?
  • 00:16:07.150 --> 00:16:08.220
  • WELL SOMEBODY SAYS WELL I'M GOING TO TRUST GOD.
  • 00:16:08.230 --> 00:16:11.250
  • I'M JUST GOING TO TRUST GOD.
  • 00:16:11.260 --> 00:16:14.130
  • WELL YOU WON'T GET ANY ARGUMENT FROM ME ABOUT
  • 00:16:14.140 --> 00:16:16.190
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF TRUSTING GOD.
  • 00:16:16.200 --> 00:16:18.180
  • BUT THE QUESTION IS NOT CAN GOD PROVIDE FOR MY
  • 00:16:18.190 --> 00:16:22.200
  • FUTURE NEEDS, THE QUESTION IS HOW IS GOD
  • 00:16:22.210 --> 00:16:26.090
  • GOING TO PROVIDE FOR MY FUTURE NEEDS.
  • 00:16:26.100 --> 00:16:29.020
  • AND THE WAY GOD HAS DESIGNED TO TAKE CARE OF
  • 00:16:29.030 --> 00:16:32.120
  • OUR FINANCIAL NEEDS IN THE FUTURE IS
  • 00:16:32.130 --> 00:16:34.250
  • THROUGH THIS PRINCIPLE OF MARGIN.
  • 00:16:34.260 --> 00:16:37.070
  • SPENDING LESS THAN YOU EARN OVER LONG
  • 00:16:37.080 --> 00:16:39.080
  • PERIOD OF TIME.
  • 00:16:39.090 --> 00:16:40.160
  • TURN OVER TO PROVERBS 6 WHERE
  • 00:16:40.170 --> 00:16:42.140
  • YOU FIND THIS PRINCIPLE.
  • 00:16:42.150 --> 00:16:43.160
  • PROVERBS 6, BEGINNING WITH VERSE 6.
  • 00:16:43.170 --> 00:16:47.150
  • SOLOMON WROTE, "GO TO THE ANT,
  • 00:16:47.160 --> 00:16:51.080
  • OH SLUGGARD, AND OBSERVE HER WAYS AND BE WISE;
  • 00:16:51.090 --> 00:16:55.170
  • WHICH HAVING NO CHIEF, OFFICER OR RULER
  • 00:16:55.180 --> 00:16:58.060
  • PREPARES HER FOOD IN THE SUMMER AND GATHERS HER
  • 00:16:58.070 --> 00:17:01.080
  • PROVISION IN THE HARVEST."
  • 00:17:01.090 --> 00:17:03.230
  • NOW AN ANT HAS A BRAIN SO SMALL YOU CAN'T SEE
  • 00:17:03.240 --> 00:17:06.130
  • IT UNDER MICROSCOPE, BUT EVEN AN ANT HAS THE
  • 00:17:06.140 --> 00:17:09.190
  • COMMON SENSE TO KNOW THAT THE PLENTIFUL FOOD
  • 00:17:09.200 --> 00:17:13.040
  • THAT'S AVAILABLE IN THE SUMMER AND THE FALL WILL
  • 00:17:13.050 --> 00:17:15.180
  • NOT LAST FOREVER.
  • 00:17:15.190 --> 00:17:17.120
  • THE ANT HAS THE WISDOM TO TAKE SOME OF THE
  • 00:17:17.130 --> 00:17:19.270
  • BOUNTY OF THE SUMMER AND FALL AND STORE IT AWAY
  • 00:17:19.280 --> 00:17:23.010
  • FOR THE WINTERTIME.
  • 00:17:23.020 --> 00:17:24.270
  • NOW FOLLOW ME ON THIS, DID YOU KNOW GOD HAD
  • 00:17:24.280 --> 00:17:27.090
  • SAID THE SAME THING TO YOU AND ME?
  • 00:17:27.100 --> 00:17:29.060
  • HE HAS SAID TO EVERY ONE OF US HERE,
  • 00:17:29.070 --> 00:17:31.090
  • EVERY ONE OF US WATCHING THIS PROGRAM;
  • 00:17:31.100 --> 00:17:32.250
  • HE IS SAYING TO YOU THERE IS A TIME OF
  • 00:17:32.260 --> 00:17:35.070
  • FINANCIAL FAMINE COMING INTO YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:17:35.080 --> 00:17:39.150
  • EVERY ONE OF US IS GOING TO FACE IT.
  • 00:17:39.160 --> 00:17:41.210
  • AND BY FINANCIAL FAMINE, I MEAN,
  • 00:17:41.220 --> 00:17:43.250
  • THERE'S GOING TO BE A TIME IN YOUR LIFE WHEN
  • 00:17:43.260 --> 00:17:46.050
  • YOUR NEEDS ARE GREATER THAN
  • 00:17:46.060 --> 00:17:48.010
  • YOUR CURRENT INCOME.
  • 00:17:48.020 --> 00:17:49.150
  • SO HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR THAT TIME OF
  • 00:17:49.160 --> 00:17:51.090
  • FINANCIAL FAMINE?
  • 00:17:51.100 --> 00:17:52.180
  • TO GO AHEAD RIGHT NOW AND START SETTING ASIDE
  • 00:17:52.190 --> 00:17:55.190
  • SOME OF YOUR CURRENT INCOME TO PROVIDE FOR
  • 00:17:55.200 --> 00:17:58.220
  • THOSE FUTURE NEEDS.
  • 00:17:58.230 --> 00:18:00.270
  • THIRDLY, FINANCIAL MARGIN ALLOWS US TO
  • 00:18:01.220 --> 00:18:04.210
  • EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF SUPPORTING GOD'S WORK.
  • 00:18:04.220 --> 00:18:08.160
  • IT ALLOWS US TO EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF
  • 00:18:08.170 --> 00:18:11.070
  • SUPPORTING GOD'S WORK.
  • 00:18:11.080 --> 00:18:14.000
  • WHEN I LEFT HERE IN 1985 TO GO PASTOR MY FIRST
  • 00:18:14.010 --> 00:18:18.090
  • CHURCH IN WEST, TX; THE CHURCH HAD A FEW
  • 00:18:18.100 --> 00:18:23.020
  • PART-TIME STAFF MEMBERS, BUT NO FULL TIME STAFF
  • 00:18:23.030 --> 00:18:26.020
  • MEMBERS, THE PASTOR HAD BEEN THE ONLY FULL TIME
  • 00:18:26.030 --> 00:18:28.030
  • STAFF POSITION THEY HAD.
  • 00:18:28.040 --> 00:18:29.070
  • AND SO WHEN I ARRIVED AT THE CHURCH AND TRIED TO
  • 00:18:29.080 --> 00:18:31.090
  • FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS NEEDED I KNEW ONE OF THE
  • 00:18:31.100 --> 00:18:33.110
  • FIRST THINGS WE NEEDED TO DO WAS TO HIRE A FULL
  • 00:18:33.120 --> 00:18:36.070
  • TIME STAFF MEMBER, AN EDUCATIONAL STAFF MEMBER
  • 00:18:36.080 --> 00:18:38.220
  • WHO WOULD OVERSEE THE GROWTH OF
  • 00:18:38.230 --> 00:18:40.190
  • OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
  • 00:18:40.200 --> 00:18:42.030
  • I WAS CONVINCED THAT IF WE HIRED THE RIGHT
  • 00:18:42.040 --> 00:18:44.090
  • EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR THE CHURCH WOULD GROW AND
  • 00:18:44.100 --> 00:18:46.240
  • THE POSITION WOULD MORE THAN PAY FOR ITSELF.
  • 00:18:46.250 --> 00:18:49.000
  • WELL THE LEADERS WERE NOT CONVINCED.
  • 00:18:49.010 --> 00:18:51.070
  • THEY SAID: PASTOR IF YOU DO THIS YOU ARE GOING TO
  • 00:18:51.080 --> 00:18:53.120
  • BANKRUPT THE CHURCH.
  • 00:18:53.130 --> 00:18:54.200
  • WE CANNOT AFFORD TO HAVE
  • 00:18:54.210 --> 00:18:56.080
  • A FULL TIME STAFF MEMBER.
  • 00:18:56.090 --> 00:18:58.240
  • AND SO A FRIEND OF MINE A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH,
  • 00:18:58.250 --> 00:19:02.050
  • HE SAID I JUST DISCOVERED I OWNED
  • 00:19:02.060 --> 00:19:04.070
  • AN EXTRA OIL WELL; I HAD NO IDEA I OWNED
  • 00:19:04.080 --> 00:19:07.020
  • THIS OIL WELL.
  • 00:19:07.030 --> 00:19:08.020
  • WOULDN'T THAT BE NICE TO HAVE AN EXTRA OIL WELL?
  • 00:19:08.030 --> 00:19:10.050
  • <<AUDIENCE LAUGHTER- I DON'T EVEN WANT TO THINK
  • 00:19:10.060 --> 00:19:12.130
  • ABOUT THAT TOO LONG.
  • 00:19:12.140 --> 00:19:13.120
  • BUT HE SAID I FOUND THIS EXTRA OIL WELL AND I'M
  • 00:19:13.130 --> 00:19:15.170
  • WILLING TO GIVE IT TO THE CHURCH AND YOU CAN
  • 00:19:15.180 --> 00:19:17.100
  • USE THE PRODUCTION FROM THAT OIL WELL TO PAY
  • 00:19:17.110 --> 00:19:19.110
  • THIS NEW STAFF MEMBER'S SALARY.
  • 00:19:19.120 --> 00:19:21.020
  • I WAS SO EXCITED.
  • 00:19:21.030 --> 00:19:23.000
  • I WENT AND MET WITH THE LEADERS OF THE CHURCH,
  • 00:19:23.010 --> 00:19:24.250
  • THE DEACONS OF THE CHURCH AND I SAID WE GOT
  • 00:19:24.260 --> 00:19:26.250
  • THIS GUY AND HE'S GOING TO GIVE AN OIL WELL AND
  • 00:19:26.260 --> 00:19:29.120
  • WE CAN PAY FOR THE STAFF MEMBER.
  • 00:19:29.130 --> 00:19:31.180
  • THEY LOOKED AT ME AND SAID: WHAT IF THE WELL
  • 00:19:31.190 --> 00:19:34.020
  • RUNS OUT OF OIL?
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  • WELL I WENT BACK TO CHRIS,
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  • AND SAID WELL THEY'RE AFRAID THAT THE WELL'S
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  • GOING TO RUN OUT OF OIL.
  • 00:19:41.110 --> 00:19:42.170
  • AND CHRIS LAUGHED AND HE SAID WELL I GOT THE
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  • GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS; WE'LL TAKE THEM AND SHOW
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  • THE LEADERS THERE'S MORE THAN ENOUGH OIL TO PAY
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  • FOR THAT STAFF MEMBER.
  • 00:19:49.290 --> 00:19:50.260
  • THE WELL WILL LAST LONGER THAN THE STAFF
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  • MEMBER DOES, PROBABLY AND,
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  • BUT, SO WE TOOK THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS TO
  • 00:19:55.040 --> 00:19:57.200
  • THE LEADERS, THEY LOOKED AT THEM AND SAID:
  • 00:19:57.210 --> 00:19:59.170
  • STILL NOT CONVINCED.
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  • SO I SAID OK.
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  • I SAID TO THE LEADERS: IF THE WELL RUNS OUT OF OIL
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  • I WILL GUARANTEE PERSONALLY THIS STAFF
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  • MEMBER'S SALARY FOR A YEAR.
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  • THEY LOOKED AT ME, AND THEY SAID WHAT ARE YOU
  • 00:20:16.160 --> 00:20:19.220
  • TALKING ABOUT PASTOR?
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  • WE DON'T PAY YOU ENOUGH TO DO THAT.
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  • AND THEY WERE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ABOUT THAT.
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  • <<AUDIENCE LAUGHTER- BUT THE ONLY WAY I COULD
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  • MAKE THAT OFFER WAS I HAD SOME
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  • FINANCIAL MARGIN.
  • 00:20:30.190 --> 00:20:32.030
  • THROUGH THE YEARS I HAD ACCUMULATED SOME EXCESS
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  • THAT I HAD SET ASIDE WHERE I COULD USE FOR
  • 00:20:35.180 --> 00:20:38.050
  • PROJECTS JUST LIKE THIS.
  • 00:20:38.060 --> 00:20:40.110
  • WHEN THEY HEARD THAT YOU KNOW WHAT THEY DECIDED?
  • 00:20:40.120 --> 00:20:42.020
  • THEY SAID: LET'S GO AHEAD AND HIRE
  • 00:20:42.030 --> 00:20:43.160
  • THE STAFF MEMBER.
  • 00:20:43.170 --> 00:20:44.140
  • AND THEY DID IT WITHOUT MY FRIEND'S OIL WELL
  • 00:20:44.150 --> 00:20:46.110
  • OR WITHOUT MY ASSETS EITHER.
  • 00:20:46.120 --> 00:20:48.270
  • THAT'S WHAT FINANCIAL MARGIN ALLOWS YOU TO DO.
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  • IT ALLOWS YOU THE JOY OF INVESTING IN GOD'S WORK.
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  • AND BY THE WAY THAT IS THE PRINCIPLE THAT PAUL
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  • TAUGHT THE CORINTHIAN CHURCH IN 1 CORINTHIANS 16:2.
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  • PAUL SAID TO THE CORINTHIAN CHURCH,
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  • "ON THE FIRST DAY OF EVERY WEEK LET EACH ONE
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  • OF YOU PUT ASIDE AND SAVE AS HE MAY PROSPER
  • 00:21:07.180 --> 00:21:11.100
  • THAT NO COLLECTIONS BE MADE WHEN I COME."
  • 00:21:11.110 --> 00:21:15.110
  • NOW A LOT OF PEOPLE INTERPRET THIS VERSE TO
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  • SAY: OKAY, ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK YOU
  • 00:21:17.040 --> 00:21:19.140
  • OUGHT TO GIVE YOUR OFFERING TO SUPPORT
  • 00:21:19.150 --> 00:21:21.080
  • THE LOCAL CHURCH.
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  • THAT'S NOT WHAT IT'S TALKING ABOUT.
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  • THE BIBLE DOES TEACH WE OUGHT TO GIVE AND GIVE
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  • GENEROUSLY TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF THE
  • 00:21:27.190 --> 00:21:29.230
  • LOCAL CHURCH.
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  • THE LOCAL CHURCH IS GOD'S DESIGN TO FULFILL
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  • THE GREAT COMMISSION.
  • 00:21:34.000 --> 00:21:35.100
  • BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT THIS VERSE IS TALKING ABOUT.
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  • YOU KNOW HOW I KNOW THAT?
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  • LOOK AND SEE AGAIN WHAT HE SAYS ON THE FIRST DAY
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  • OF EVERY WEEK LET EACH ONE OF YOU PUT ASIDE AND
  • 00:21:41.010 --> 00:21:44.160
  • SAVE, NOT PUT ASIDE AND GIVE.
  • 00:21:44.170 --> 00:21:47.280
  • PUT ASIDE AND SAVE.
  • 00:21:47.290 --> 00:21:49.170
  • HE IS TALKING ABOUT GIVING BEYOND THE TITHE.
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  • HE SAID: CORINTHIAN CHURCH WE GOT A NEED IN
  • 00:21:53.080 --> 00:21:55.060
  • JERUSALEM, SOME OF THE CHRISTIANS THERE ARE
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  • THROUGH CORINTH SOON AND I'M GOING TO TAKE UP A
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  • SPECIAL OFFERING, BUT WHEN I COME I WANT TO BE
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  • SURE THERE'S SOME MONEY THERE FOR YOU TO GIVE.
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  • COLLECT THE OFFERING THERE'LL BE MONEY
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  • 00:22:17.020 --> 00:22:19.040
  • IN THE CHURCH.
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