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Finish: You’re Not Done Until You're Done

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October 16, 2020
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Learn the characteristics needed to finish your God assigned tasks.

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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Todayis about the rest of your life.
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  • It's about tomorrowand the day after that.
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  • The future God has plannedfor you
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  • shouldn't bea haphazard approach to life.
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  • You might feel stuck,but you don't have to be.
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  • Perhaps you're discouraged.
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  • It's time to deal with that.
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  • And if you feel uncertain,you can find clarity.
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  • You may not know what's next,but God does.
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  • He's there waitingfor you in your tomorrow.
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  • So step into itand discover God's presence
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  • and purpose in your life.
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  • Starting today, starting now,it's time to move forward.
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  • male announcer: It's time werise above our circumstances,
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  • conquer our fears, face thefuture with faith, prevail over
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  • the past, aspire to accomplishgreater things, reclaim our
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  • birthright, proclaim hispower, and claim God's promises.
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  • God has more for us.
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  • It's not time to stop,it's time to move forward.
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  • Today on "Turning Point,"Dr. Jeremiah challenges us
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  • to never stop starting andto do our best
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  • to finish what Godhas called us to do.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Are youready for God to use you?
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  • You may think, "Well,I finally got to the end.
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  • Now I can--" no,if you're Christian,
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  • you may discover that Godwill do the greatest things
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  • in your lifeat the end
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  • and all the thingshe's ever done
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  • in your lifeup until that point.
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  • announcer: That's coming up
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  • on today'sspecial Forward edition
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  • of "Turning Point."
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  • announcer: In just a moment,Dr. Jeremiah will challenge you
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  • to never stop startingand do your best to finish
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  • what you start inthe Lord's will.
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  • Find this and nine other waysyou can know God's purpose,
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  • feel God's power,and accomplish God's plan
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  • for your life.
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  • In Dr. Jeremiah's new book."Forward:
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  • you'll learnthe biblical strategy
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  • about how to claim the future
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  • God has prepareduniquely for you
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  • no matter your ageor your circumstance.
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  • And now here is Dr. Jeremiahwith his message,
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  • "Finish: You're Not DoneUntil You're Done."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: If you everget into an unfortunate scrape,
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  • you might hire Frank P. Lucianoto represent you.
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  • He's a razor-sharp attorneyin Hackensack, New Jersey;
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  • just across the Hudsonfrom New York City.
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  • You could spot Lucianoin the courtroom daily
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  • dressed in a dapper suit with apocket square,
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  • chopping his hands in the airdefending people in trouble.
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  • He does it with energyand effectiveness.
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  • Lucianohas been defending clients
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  • for quite a while.
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  • I mean, 45 years ago,a local newspaper
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  • claimed he was the city'sbusiest criminal lawyer.
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  • 22 years ago,the same paper
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  • called him a consummate showman
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  • and New Jersey'soldest active attorney.
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  • Today, Lucianostill waxes eloquent
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  • before judges and juriesat the age of 97.
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  • Luciano doesn't reston his laurels.
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  • He said, "This isa very consuming profession,
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  • and it's taken a lotout of my life."
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  • He said, "I'mconstantly involved
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  • in preparing cases,
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  • and it's a tremendous strainboth mental and physical.
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  • Physical because when you goto trial your whole being
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  • is obsessed with trying to helpthe person you represent,
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  • and it places your bodyand mind under tension."
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  • When he was asked abouthis future,
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  • Luciano said,
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  • "I hope God lets mecontinue doing this.
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  • I don't want to retire.I don't want to go to Florida.
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  • I just want to dowhat I'm doing."
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  • Personally,I kind of like going to Florida,
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  • but otherwiseI feel the same.
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  • I hope God lets me continuedoing what he's called me to do.
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  • My name isn't Archippus,but I take the one verse
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  • addressed to himin the Bible
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  • just like it was written to me.
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  • Here's what it says:"Tell Archippus,
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  • 'See to it that you completethe ministry you have received
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  • in the Lord.'"
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  • Yes, your role may change,your assignments may evolve,
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  • and your situation may alter.
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  • You may have tomake adjustments,
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  • but even so one thingwon't change.
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  • As long as God leaves youon this earth,
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  • he has ongoing workfor you to do.
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  • There's no expiration dateto the principles
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  • of this message.
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  • You never retirefrom the Christian life.
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  • You never drop outof God's will.
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  • There are countless barriers,men and women,
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  • to finishing well,and I'm going to talk to you
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  • about five major ones today'cause I want us
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  • to learnhow to finish well.
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  • But rather than talk to themlike barriers,
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  • I want to share themwith you as challenges.
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  • I want you to think about therest of this message like we're
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  • in the locker roomand we're getting a pep talk
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  • delivered to all of us
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  • before we head out of the tunnelfor the second half
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  • of the game.
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  • So here are those five things.
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  • Number one, to finish well,you have to stay focused
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  • till you're finished.
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  • One of the great finishersof the Bible was Solomon,
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  • King David's son.
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  • In fact, I discovered whenI was researching this
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  • that the word finishis connected with Solomon
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  • a dozen times.
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  • When it came to buildingGod's temple in Jerusalem,
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  • Solomon finished it all.
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  • He left nothing undoneand that's because, I believe,
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  • his father prayed himinto this environment.
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  • Listen to David's prayerand his challenge
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  • to Solomonbefore David
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  • walked off the sceneand Solomon took over.
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  • 1 Chronicles 28:20,here's what he said:
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  • "Be strong," Solomon,"and of a good courage,
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  • and do it.
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  • Do not fear nor be dismayed,for the Lord God, my God,
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  • he will bewith you.
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  • He will not leave younor forsake you
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  • until you have finishedall the work for the service
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  • of the houseof the Lord."
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  • We have to finish it all.
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  • We don't get to stoppart of the way.
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  • Most of the way doesn't work.
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  • Almost all the way isn't enough.God wants us to finish it all.
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  • Don't say,"Well, I'm almost there,"
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  • and then you walk awayand you leave it
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  • not quite done.
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  • There's not anything morediscouraging to you
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  • than to spendall of your time
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  • and all of your energyto get almost all the way
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  • and then walk awaybefore you get done.
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  • Here's the second thingabout finishing life.
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  • Stay resilient about retirement.
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  • I don't thinkanything's more controversial
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  • in the lives of people like methan retirement.
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  • I hear it all the time.Somebody always brings it up.
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  • And I'm going to tellyou that the second key
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  • to finishing wellis to approach the topic
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  • of retirementwith resilience
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  • and with somesanctified resistance.
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  • I remember reading about a wifewho said to her retired husband,
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  • "What are yougoing to do today?"
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  • He said, "Nothing."
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  • She said, "But you did thatyesterday."
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  • He said, "I know,but I'm not finished yet."
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  • Someone saidthat a husband's retirement
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  • can becomea wife's full-time job.
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  • Many people you seehave followed
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  • the general expectationin America
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  • and the western world,that when we reach a certain age
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  • we retire.
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  • It's just what we do.
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  • Retirement hasbecome the final rotation
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  • in the cycle of life.
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  • Just like we ask children,"What do you want to be
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  • when you grow up?"
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  • We ask adults, "What do you planto do when you retire?"
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  • And seldom do we hear the valueof retirement plans questioned
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  • and certainly not the valueof retirement itself.
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  • But what does the Biblesay about this?
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  • Interestingly enough,the Bible has only one example
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  • of retirement.
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  • I'll tell you where it is.
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  • It's in Numbers chapter 8,verses 24 through 26.
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  • Here's what it says: "This iswhat pertains to the Levites:
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  • From 25 years old and aboveone may enter to perform service
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  • in the work of the tabernacleof meeting;
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  • and at the age of 50 years,they must cease
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  • performing this workand shall work no more.
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  • They may minister with theirbrethren in the tabernacle
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  • of meeting to attend the needs,but they themselves
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  • shall do no work."
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  • While the Levitetabernacle workers
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  • were instructed to retireat age 50,
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  • they weren't put outto pasture, to spend
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  • the rest of their livestwiddling their thumbs
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  • and gazing at the sundial.
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  • No.
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  • They were charged to ministerto the younger Levites
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  • who took over their jobs.
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  • They became mentorsand advisors.
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  • Today, we wouldprobably call them consultants.
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  • So no, I'm not saying youshouldn't take advantage
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  • of your Social Security incomeor pension benefits,
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  • but you might want to avoidthe word retirement.
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  • You don't have to continuein your profession
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  • until you're in the 90s,but if you do leave your job,
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  • remember retirementis simply God's way
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  • of freeing you upfor further service.
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  • So stay focusedtill you're finished,
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  • and stay resilientabout retirement.
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  • Here's the third thingI learned.
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  • Stay connected to your calling.
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  • Romans 11:29 says this:
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  • "The gifts and the callingof God are irrevocable."
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  • That means you can't undo them.
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  • If God calls you,he's not going to uncall you.
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  • The gifts and callingof God are irrevocable.
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  • Os Guinness had somethingto say about this.
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  • He said, "I think it's importantto realize that we can retire
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  • from our jobs, but we cannever retire from our calling."
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  • Calling gives us our senseof task or responsibility right
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  • up to the last daywe spend on earth
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  • when we go to meet the caller.
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  • I think that gives lifeincredible value,
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  • and therefore the prosperityof finishing well
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  • is that we continue to havea sense of responsibility
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  • and engagementthat makes every day we live
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  • enormously important.
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  • So to finish well,consider maintaining
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  • a connection betweenwhat you did before you retired
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  • and what you doafter you retire.
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  • Someone has said your careeris what you're paid to do,
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  • your callingis what you're made to do.
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  • Now, you may not have a careerthat's transferable
  • 00:11:25.768 --> 00:11:28.370
  • into your post-retirement life,
  • 00:11:28.404 --> 00:11:30.473
  • but if you're a followerof Christ, you have a calling.
  • 00:11:30.506 --> 00:11:33.809
  • You have a gift Godhas given you,
  • 00:11:33.843 --> 00:11:35.611
  • an ability for service.
  • 00:11:35.644 --> 00:11:37.546
  • So just keep using itfor the Lord.
  • 00:11:37.580 --> 00:11:39.682
  • Use it in a different context,in a different environment,
  • 00:11:39.715 --> 00:11:43.018
  • but don't stop doingwhat God has called you to do.
  • 00:11:43.052 --> 00:11:47.189
  • When Jesushad finished his work on earth
  • 00:11:47.223 --> 00:11:49.925
  • and was about to be crucified,resurrected,
  • 00:11:49.959 --> 00:11:52.728
  • and return to heaven,he prayed this prayer
  • 00:11:52.762 --> 00:11:55.998
  • about his life.
  • 00:11:56.031 --> 00:11:57.433
  • John 17:4, he said, "God,I have glorified you
  • 00:11:57.466 --> 00:12:01.771
  • on the earth.
  • 00:12:01.804 --> 00:12:03.672
  • I have finished the workwhich you have given me to do."
  • 00:12:03.706 --> 00:12:09.211
  • Read that verse carefully.
  • 00:12:09.245 --> 00:12:10.946
  • Jesus didn't finish all the workthere was to do; he finished
  • 00:12:10.980 --> 00:12:15.484
  • the work that he was givento do,
  • 00:12:15.518 --> 00:12:17.319
  • and that should be our prayer.
  • 00:12:17.353 --> 00:12:18.888
  • "Lord, help me to finishthe work you have given me
  • 00:12:18.921 --> 00:12:21.423
  • to do."
  • 00:12:21.457 --> 00:12:22.892
  • If you do that, you're going tolive a full and exciting life.
  • 00:12:22.925 --> 00:12:27.329
  • Here's number four.
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  • Stay vigilantafter your victories.
  • 00:12:29.231 --> 00:12:33.469
  • Finishing well, goingall the way to the end,
  • 00:12:33.502 --> 00:12:36.539
  • staying in God's willand in his plan
  • 00:12:36.572 --> 00:12:39.975
  • and in his purposeand in his blessing
  • 00:12:40.009 --> 00:12:42.077
  • all the way to the enddemands vigilance.
  • 00:12:42.111 --> 00:12:44.814
  • We can't let our guard down,especially after new adventures
  • 00:12:44.847 --> 00:12:49.485
  • or fresh victories.
  • 00:12:49.518 --> 00:12:51.654
  • I think that's what gotKing David into trouble.
  • 00:12:51.687 --> 00:12:55.057
  • He got into troublewith Bathsheba because
  • 00:12:55.090 --> 00:12:57.660
  • he had achieved great success,he had won every battle
  • 00:12:57.693 --> 00:13:00.763
  • against all of his enemies.
  • 00:13:00.796 --> 00:13:02.198
  • The Bible sayshis world was at peace
  • 00:13:02.231 --> 00:13:03.999
  • because of him.
  • 00:13:04.033 --> 00:13:05.568
  • He had created great peacein Israel.
  • 00:13:05.601 --> 00:13:07.603
  • And thenafter all those victories,
  • 00:13:07.636 --> 00:13:09.271
  • he got careless.
  • 00:13:09.305 --> 00:13:11.006
  • Listen carefully to the wordsthat describe what he did.
  • 00:13:11.040 --> 00:13:15.211
  • 2 Samuel 11:1, "And it happenedin the spring of the year,
  • 00:13:15.244 --> 00:13:20.416
  • at the time when kings go outto battle,
  • 00:13:20.449 --> 00:13:24.220
  • that David sent Joaband his servants with him
  • 00:13:24.253 --> 00:13:27.122
  • and all Israel,
  • 00:13:27.156 --> 00:13:29.024
  • but David remainedin Jerusalem."
  • 00:13:29.058 --> 00:13:32.494
  • King Davidshould have been leading
  • 00:13:32.528 --> 00:13:34.129
  • his people,serving as the head
  • 00:13:34.163 --> 00:13:36.165
  • of his army,but instead he stayed home.
  • 00:13:36.198 --> 00:13:38.834
  • He felthe was at the point in life
  • 00:13:38.868 --> 00:13:40.603
  • where he could relax some
  • 00:13:40.636 --> 00:13:42.104
  • and let othersbear the burden of war.
  • 00:13:42.137 --> 00:13:43.706
  • He'd paid his price.
  • 00:13:43.739 --> 00:13:45.541
  • He wasn'twhere he should have been
  • 00:13:45.574 --> 00:13:47.810
  • and he wasn't doingwhat he should have been doing;
  • 00:13:47.843 --> 00:13:49.945
  • and he was celebratinghis victories
  • 00:13:49.979 --> 00:13:51.647
  • without vigilance,and the rest is history.
  • 00:13:51.680 --> 00:13:54.183
  • His sin with Bathsheba andthe murder of her husband Uriah
  • 00:13:54.216 --> 00:13:57.720
  • is a stainon David's life.
  • 00:13:57.753 --> 00:14:00.723
  • And while God forgave Davidand restored him,
  • 00:14:00.756 --> 00:14:03.993
  • that one moment of carelessness,that one moment
  • 00:14:04.026 --> 00:14:06.962
  • when he lacked vigilance,that one moment
  • 00:14:06.996 --> 00:14:09.999
  • became partof David's biography.
  • 00:14:10.032 --> 00:14:12.501
  • I don't know if you've everread this verse before.
  • 00:14:12.534 --> 00:14:15.104
  • I remember reading itand kind of being astonished
  • 00:14:15.137 --> 00:14:17.806
  • by its wording.
  • 00:14:17.840 --> 00:14:19.475
  • 1 Kings 15:5,here's what it says:
  • 00:14:19.508 --> 00:14:22.411
  • "David did what was rightin the eyes of the Lord,
  • 00:14:22.444 --> 00:14:26.015
  • and had not turned asidefrom anything
  • 00:14:26.048 --> 00:14:28.250
  • that he commandedhim all the days of his life
  • 00:14:28.284 --> 00:14:32.054
  • except in the matter of Uriahthe Hittite."
  • 00:14:32.087 --> 00:14:36.725
  • You see, what happens is when weget to the top and we experience
  • 00:14:36.759 --> 00:14:39.929
  • the greatness of God,if we're not careful
  • 00:14:39.962 --> 00:14:42.164
  • we let down our guard,
  • 00:14:42.197 --> 00:14:43.666
  • we relax,and we allow the enemy
  • 00:14:43.699 --> 00:14:46.068
  • to move inin the most unlikely time.
  • 00:14:46.101 --> 00:14:50.339
  • And I know that's happenedover and over again
  • 00:14:50.372 --> 00:14:53.342
  • to so many peopleI've talked to.
  • 00:14:53.375 --> 00:14:55.945
  • I believe there's two versesin the Bible
  • 00:14:55.978 --> 00:14:57.813
  • that we should allmemorize and always keep
  • 00:14:57.846 --> 00:15:00.349
  • before us.
  • 00:15:00.382 --> 00:15:01.817
  • They tell us what to doin order not to fall,
  • 00:15:01.850 --> 00:15:04.420
  • and they captured thisvigilance-after-victory warning.
  • 00:15:04.453 --> 00:15:08.757
  • Proverbs 16:18, "Pridegoes before destruction,
  • 00:15:08.791 --> 00:15:13.429
  • and a haughty spiritbefore a fall."
  • 00:15:13.462 --> 00:15:16.899
  • 1 Corinthians 10:12, "Thereforelet him who thinks he stands
  • 00:15:16.932 --> 00:15:22.271
  • take heedlest he fall."
  • 00:15:22.304 --> 00:15:25.541
  • So here are these challengesas we prepare to go out
  • 00:15:25.574 --> 00:15:28.677
  • for the second halfof life:
  • 00:15:28.711 --> 00:15:30.679
  • stay focusedtill you're finished,
  • 00:15:30.713 --> 00:15:32.815
  • stay resilient about retirement,stay connected to your calling,
  • 00:15:32.848 --> 00:15:36.885
  • stay vigilantafter your victories,
  • 00:15:36.919 --> 00:15:38.721
  • and finally stay readyfor redeployment.
  • 00:15:38.754 --> 00:15:42.624
  • Make sure that you're readyfor God to redeploy you
  • 00:15:42.658 --> 00:15:46.228
  • in any waythat he chooses.
  • 00:15:46.261 --> 00:15:48.664
  • Always be looking forwardto what the Lord has next
  • 00:15:48.697 --> 00:15:51.133
  • for you.
  • 00:15:51.166 --> 00:15:52.868
  • Folks, it doesn't takea deep dive into secular history
  • 00:15:52.901 --> 00:15:55.637
  • or the Bible to discoverthat many great things
  • 00:15:55.671 --> 00:15:58.807
  • are accomplishedby people
  • 00:15:58.841 --> 00:16:00.509
  • who are past the ageof retirement.
  • 00:16:00.542 --> 00:16:03.412
  • Pianist Comedian Victor Borge,the Clown Prince of Denmark,
  • 00:16:03.445 --> 00:16:07.416
  • continuedto delight huge audiences
  • 00:16:07.449 --> 00:16:09.952
  • until his deathat the age of 91.
  • 00:16:09.985 --> 00:16:13.789
  • As I speak to you today,Singer Tony Bennett
  • 00:16:13.822 --> 00:16:17.059
  • is 93 and he leaves his heartnot only in San Francisco,
  • 00:16:17.092 --> 00:16:21.296
  • but in many other citieswhere he continues
  • 00:16:21.330 --> 00:16:23.298
  • to go every year and sing.
  • 00:16:23.332 --> 00:16:25.801
  • 90 year old master CellistPablo Casals
  • 00:16:25.834 --> 00:16:28.537
  • was askedwhy he kept practicing
  • 00:16:28.570 --> 00:16:30.272
  • 8 hours a day,and he said,
  • 00:16:30.305 --> 00:16:32.307
  • "I think I'm improving."
  • 00:16:32.341 --> 00:16:34.309
  • Pearl Buck, the famous writer
  • 00:16:34.343 --> 00:16:36.211
  • and the daughter of missionariesto China, said,
  • 00:16:36.245 --> 00:16:39.381
  • "I've reachedan honorable position in life
  • 00:16:39.415 --> 00:16:41.550
  • because I am oldand no longer young.
  • 00:16:41.583 --> 00:16:45.320
  • I am a far more useful personthan I was 50 years ago
  • 00:16:45.354 --> 00:16:49.058
  • or 40 years agoor 30 or 20 or even 10."
  • 00:16:49.091 --> 00:16:53.062
  • She said,"I have learned so much
  • 00:16:53.095 --> 00:16:55.597
  • since I turned 70."
  • 00:16:55.631 --> 00:16:58.233
  • So don't give up on yourselftoo early.
  • 00:16:58.267 --> 00:17:00.869
  • Don't deprive yourselfof the many blessings
  • 00:17:00.903 --> 00:17:03.205
  • God wants to bestowupon you
  • 00:17:03.238 --> 00:17:05.174
  • in your post-retirement years.
  • 00:17:05.207 --> 00:17:07.476
  • Change what you doif you have to,
  • 00:17:07.509 --> 00:17:09.378
  • but don't stopserving the Lord
  • 00:17:09.411 --> 00:17:12.448
  • because I believeone of the greatest
  • 00:17:12.481 --> 00:17:15.918
  • unused talent poolsin our churches
  • 00:17:15.951 --> 00:17:18.587
  • are peoplewho've come to a certain age
  • 00:17:18.620 --> 00:17:21.390
  • and they have this mentality
  • 00:17:21.423 --> 00:17:23.092
  • that's been forced upon themby the culture that says,
  • 00:17:23.125 --> 00:17:25.494
  • "When you getto a certain place,
  • 00:17:25.527 --> 00:17:26.829
  • you have to quit.
  • 00:17:26.862 --> 00:17:28.163
  • You have to stop."
  • 00:17:28.197 --> 00:17:29.498
  • But then they lose their senseof importance,
  • 00:17:29.531 --> 00:17:31.767
  • their sense of value,and they lose
  • 00:17:31.800 --> 00:17:33.836
  • the joy of their life.
  • 00:17:33.869 --> 00:17:35.504
  • God gives us as many years aswe're allowed on this earth,
  • 00:17:35.537 --> 00:17:38.841
  • and we should try to makeevery one of them count
  • 00:17:38.874 --> 00:17:41.276
  • for the kingdom.
  • 00:17:41.310 --> 00:17:42.744
  • Here's a couple of versesto encourage you.
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  • They sure have kept meon board.
  • 00:17:45.147 --> 00:17:47.249
  • They were given to usby our gracious Father
  • 00:17:47.282 --> 00:17:49.852
  • to keep us faithfulthroughout our lives.
  • 00:17:49.885 --> 00:17:52.454
  • Don't forgetwhat we learned earlier.
  • 00:17:52.488 --> 00:17:54.423
  • If you're not dead,you're not done.
  • 00:17:54.456 --> 00:17:57.860
  • Psalm 92 says this:
  • 00:17:57.893 --> 00:18:00.329
  • "The righteous shall flourishlike a palm tree.
  • 00:18:00.362 --> 00:18:03.465
  • He shall growlike a cedar in Lebanon.
  • 00:18:03.499 --> 00:18:06.235
  • Those who are plantedin the house of the Lord
  • 00:18:06.268 --> 00:18:08.237
  • will flourishin the courts of our God.
  • 00:18:08.270 --> 00:18:11.440
  • They shall still bear fruitin old age.
  • 00:18:11.473 --> 00:18:14.810
  • They shall be freshand flourishing."
  • 00:18:14.843 --> 00:18:18.380
  • Isaiah 46, verse 4,"Even to your old age,
  • 00:18:18.413 --> 00:18:21.517
  • I am he, and even to gray hairsI will carry you.
  • 00:18:21.550 --> 00:18:25.654
  • I have made,and I will bear you;
  • 00:18:25.687 --> 00:18:27.856
  • even I will carry youand deliver you."
  • 00:18:27.890 --> 00:18:30.792
  • And here's the special prayerthat I have claimed for my life.
  • 00:18:30.826 --> 00:18:34.463
  • Psalm 71:18, "Now alsowhen I am old and gray, O God,
  • 00:18:34.496 --> 00:18:41.036
  • do not forsake meuntil I declare your strength
  • 00:18:41.069 --> 00:18:44.239
  • to this generationand your power to everyone
  • 00:18:44.273 --> 00:18:47.776
  • who is to come."
  • 00:18:47.809 --> 00:18:50.012
  • Yes, God uses usall the way through
  • 00:18:50.045 --> 00:18:53.315
  • if we just make ourselvesuseful.
  • 00:18:53.348 --> 00:18:57.019
  • As I bring this messageto a close,
  • 00:18:57.052 --> 00:18:59.454
  • I want to tell you aboutone of the men
  • 00:18:59.488 --> 00:19:01.823
  • in our congregationat Shadow Mountain.
  • 00:19:01.857 --> 00:19:04.726
  • More than anyone I know,
  • 00:19:04.760 --> 00:19:06.261
  • he has captured the conceptof finishing well.
  • 00:19:06.295 --> 00:19:11.266
  • Tom Heyer taught mathat Helix High School
  • 00:19:11.300 --> 00:19:15.537
  • for 40 years.
  • 00:19:15.571 --> 00:19:17.372
  • He had receivedChrist as Savior
  • 00:19:17.406 --> 00:19:19.041
  • as a juniorat San Diego State
  • 00:19:19.074 --> 00:19:21.043
  • and immediately began to teach.
  • 00:19:21.076 --> 00:19:23.478
  • He loved his job.
  • 00:19:23.512 --> 00:19:25.113
  • I remember meeting himat his school
  • 00:19:25.147 --> 00:19:26.782
  • many years ago.
  • 00:19:26.815 --> 00:19:28.150
  • I had gone to Helixto meet with a coach
  • 00:19:28.183 --> 00:19:30.118
  • who was trying to helpmy son get a scholarship
  • 00:19:30.152 --> 00:19:32.187
  • in footballand he said to me,
  • 00:19:32.221 --> 00:19:35.190
  • "You have a teacherthat works here
  • 00:19:35.224 --> 00:19:36.992
  • from your church."
  • 00:19:37.025 --> 00:19:38.594
  • And he introduced meto Tom Heyer.
  • 00:19:38.627 --> 00:19:40.229
  • That was the first timeI met him.
  • 00:19:40.262 --> 00:19:42.464
  • He loved his students.I could tell that for sure.
  • 00:19:42.497 --> 00:19:44.600
  • He wasn't justputting in his time.
  • 00:19:44.633 --> 00:19:46.768
  • He helped start a Christian clubon that campus
  • 00:19:46.802 --> 00:19:48.971
  • that impacted many lives.
  • 00:19:49.004 --> 00:19:51.106
  • He was a well-loved teacher,and he was really good
  • 00:19:51.139 --> 00:19:53.709
  • at what he did.
  • 00:19:53.742 --> 00:19:55.577
  • But in the summer of 2002,Tom Heyer was looking forward
  • 00:19:55.611 --> 00:19:59.581
  • to beginninghis 40th year of teaching.
  • 00:19:59.615 --> 00:20:02.784
  • One morning during the summeras he and his wife Pam
  • 00:20:02.818 --> 00:20:06.688
  • took their regular prayer walktogether,
  • 00:20:06.722 --> 00:20:09.591
  • God spoke to Tomand turned his life upside down.
  • 00:20:09.625 --> 00:20:14.096
  • Here is how Tom put it.
  • 00:20:14.129 --> 00:20:16.164
  • He said, "That morningGod spoke directly to me.
  • 00:20:16.198 --> 00:20:18.767
  • He told me it was timeto set aside teaching
  • 00:20:18.800 --> 00:20:21.136
  • because he hadsomething else for me to do."
  • 00:20:21.169 --> 00:20:25.540
  • Since teaching had been hiswhole life, Tom had no idea
  • 00:20:25.574 --> 00:20:28.110
  • what God was up to,but he was about to find out.
  • 00:20:28.143 --> 00:20:31.613
  • After counselingwith one of our pastors,
  • 00:20:31.647 --> 00:20:33.949
  • Tom acceptedthe challenge
  • 00:20:33.982 --> 00:20:35.851
  • to start a weeklymen's Bible study.
  • 00:20:35.884 --> 00:20:38.553
  • That Bible studycalled itself Fellows,
  • 00:20:38.587 --> 00:20:41.890
  • and it's been going nowfor 18 years.
  • 00:20:41.923 --> 00:20:44.893
  • Because of his leadershipin that Bible study,
  • 00:20:44.926 --> 00:20:46.962
  • he was askedif he'd be willing
  • 00:20:46.995 --> 00:20:48.497
  • to take over the prison ministryat our church,
  • 00:20:48.530 --> 00:20:50.866
  • Shadow MountainCommunity Church.
  • 00:20:50.899 --> 00:20:53.101
  • At that time,we had about 12 people
  • 00:20:53.135 --> 00:20:54.903
  • who were involved inministering to the prisoners
  • 00:20:54.936 --> 00:20:56.938
  • of San Diego County.
  • 00:20:56.972 --> 00:20:59.541
  • Once againTom prayed
  • 00:20:59.574 --> 00:21:00.976
  • that he accepted the challenge,
  • 00:21:01.009 --> 00:21:02.411
  • and what has happened sinceis truly remarkable.
  • 00:21:02.444 --> 00:21:05.947
  • Today as he closes inon the 17th year
  • 00:21:05.981 --> 00:21:09.084
  • of his leadershipin this ministry,
  • 00:21:09.117 --> 00:21:11.186
  • God has opened doorsfor ministry
  • 00:21:11.219 --> 00:21:13.055
  • to everyoneimpacted by incarceration.
  • 00:21:13.088 --> 00:21:16.158
  • He ministers to inmates,parolees, ex-offenders,
  • 00:21:16.191 --> 00:21:19.428
  • spouses, children,other family members,
  • 00:21:19.461 --> 00:21:21.930
  • even correctional officersand prison staff.
  • 00:21:21.963 --> 00:21:25.467
  • According to Tom,the P in prison
  • 00:21:25.500 --> 00:21:27.536
  • doesn't stand for prison,
  • 00:21:27.569 --> 00:21:29.404
  • but it stands for people;people who God loves
  • 00:21:29.438 --> 00:21:32.974
  • with an everlastingunconditional love.
  • 00:21:33.008 --> 00:21:36.078
  • Each week nowat Shadow Mountain,
  • 00:21:36.111 --> 00:21:38.947
  • 40 different team membersgo into eight different prisons,
  • 00:21:38.980 --> 00:21:42.784
  • holding roughly30 meetings a month
  • 00:21:42.818 --> 00:21:45.921
  • with an averageof over 600 inmates,
  • 00:21:45.954 --> 00:21:48.423
  • men, women,and youth in attendance.
  • 00:21:48.457 --> 00:21:51.626
  • At Christmas, a huge party ishosted for the children
  • 00:21:51.660 --> 00:21:55.197
  • of incarcerated parents.
  • 00:21:55.230 --> 00:21:57.399
  • Hundreds of childrenmostly with their mothers
  • 00:21:57.432 --> 00:21:59.868
  • attend this partyon our church campus.
  • 00:21:59.901 --> 00:22:02.537
  • On the Saturdaybefore Christmas,
  • 00:22:02.571 --> 00:22:04.406
  • our event center is filledwith families
  • 00:22:04.439 --> 00:22:06.575
  • that would be forgottenwere it not
  • 00:22:06.608 --> 00:22:08.443
  • for this incredible ministry.
  • 00:22:08.477 --> 00:22:11.513
  • Several years ago,a young man
  • 00:22:11.546 --> 00:22:13.215
  • in our churchwho'd been incarcerated
  • 00:22:13.248 --> 00:22:14.916
  • was released,and he came to Tom Heyer
  • 00:22:14.950 --> 00:22:17.686
  • and he told Tomhow Christmas
  • 00:22:17.719 --> 00:22:19.621
  • was such a hard timefor prisoners.
  • 00:22:19.654 --> 00:22:22.424
  • It was the lowest time,the loneliest time,
  • 00:22:22.457 --> 00:22:24.393
  • the time when they feltso rejected and forgotten.
  • 00:22:24.426 --> 00:22:28.096
  • And he asked Tomif he thought there was anything
  • 00:22:28.130 --> 00:22:30.298
  • we could do to make a differencein their lives
  • 00:22:30.332 --> 00:22:33.168
  • during this season,
  • 00:22:33.201 --> 00:22:34.603
  • and the resultof that conversation
  • 00:22:34.636 --> 00:22:36.605
  • was the greatChristmas card mail-out.
  • 00:22:36.638 --> 00:22:39.741
  • Last Christmas,hundreds of volunteers,
  • 00:22:39.775 --> 00:22:42.611
  • some of themfrom our church
  • 00:22:42.644 --> 00:22:44.212
  • but many of themjust from San Diego,
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  • under the directionof Tom Heyer's
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  • Shadow Mountainprison ministry,
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  • got together duringthe holiday season
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  • and sent outover 15.000 Christmas cards
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  • to prison inmates.
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  • When God spoke to Tom Heyeron that morning walk in 2002,
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  • he ignited a movementthat will live on long
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  • after Tom and I are gone.
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  • Today, the Shadow Mountainprison ministry
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  • is one of the largest
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  • church-sponsoredprison ministries in America,
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  • and it all started in the lifeof one man who was retiring.
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  • And Tom Heyerwas ready to be redeployed.
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  • Are you?
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  • Are you readyfor God to use you?
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  • You may think, "Well,I finally got to the end.
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  • Now I can--" no,if you're Christian,
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  • God has a rightto your life.
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  • And if you will give himthe opportunity
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  • to use you even in the daysafter you have finished
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  • your full vocational experience,you may discover
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  • that God will dothe greatest things in your life
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  • at the endand all the things
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  • he's ever done in your lifeup until that point.
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  • How many of you know, sometimes,God saves the best till last?
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  • He wants to do that for you.He wants to do it for me.
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  • Let's commit ourselvesto the fact
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  • that we're goingto stay faithful
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  • until we're finished.
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  • Amen?Amen.
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  • announcer: Dr. Jeremiahwill return in a moment
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  • with one more inspirational wordto close today's program
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  • right after this.
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  • announcer: Thank youfor watching today.
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  • Did you know that this programis just one part of the ministry
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  • of "Turning Point,"which is committed
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  • to deliveringthe unchanging Word of God
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  • toan ever-changing world?
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  • This program is only possiblebecause of the generous
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  • announcer: And nowwith one last word
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  • for today's program,here is Dr. Jeremiah.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: No matterwhat season of life
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  • in which you find yourself,your brightest day can be
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  • just around the corner.
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  • Take hold of it,let go of the past,
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  • and get out of your rut.
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  • Choose to run forwardtoward everything
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  • God has plannedfor the next phase of your life,
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  • but rememberthis forward journey
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  • is not one we do alone.
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  • We need Jesus Christto take even one step.
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  • So I hope you know Jesus Christwell; but if you don't,
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  • I'd like to introduce himto you today.
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  • I would like to send youtwo resources
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  • to start your journeywith Christ.
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  • The first is a booklet called"Your Greatest Turning Point,"
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  • and the second
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  • is our monthlydevotional magazine,
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  • "Turning Points."
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  • These resources are yourscompletely free
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  • announcer: Also availablefrom Dr. Jeremiah,
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  • the Jeremiah Study Bible,the culmination
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  • of more than four decades
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  • of Dr. Jeremiah's studyand teaching
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  • available in NKJV, NIV, and ESV;
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  • plus Dr. Jeremiah'sairship Genesis Kids Study Bible
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  • for the young ones in your life.
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  • announcer: Next timeon "Turning Point."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: If your heartis right with God
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  • and you are a Christianand you die
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  • and you go to heaven,the Bible says
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  • you will meet Jesus personallyface to face.
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  • This is your ultimate goal.
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  • This will be
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  • your singlemost phenomenal moment
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  • of your entire life.
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  • This is what you're living for,what you're waiting for,
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  • and what you're anticipatingwith all your heart.
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  • This is celebrationwith a capital C.
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  • announcer: Thank youfor being with us today.
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  • Join us next timeas Dr. Jeremiah
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  • directs you how to celebrateyour life and faith today
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  • as you look forwardto your future in eternity
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  • here on "Turning Point."
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