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September 15, 2019
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Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah

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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Life moves so fast,
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  • but is it taking you where you want to go?
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  • You can spend years searching for something you do not have,
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  • only to end up where you don't want to be.
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  • Exploring what the world has to offer we often find nothing.
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  • However, your journey through the twists and turns
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  • of this world doesn't have to put you
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  • on the path of discouragement and despair.
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  • Let me tell you how to take the journey of your lifetime.
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  • It's an adventure with God as your guide,
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  • where you'll discover the peace, the purpose,
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  • and the power you've been seeking.
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  • It's a journey of unimaginable blessing
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  • and here is the amazing part:
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  • with God you already have everything you need
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  • for life's journey, not half of what you need
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  • or a whole lot of what you need.
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  • God has given you everything you need.
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  • God never intended for you to stumble your way
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  • through the course of each day
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  • and certainly not journey unprepared into your future,
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  • so where do you wanna go?
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  • It's time to unpack all that God has given you.
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  • Discover how you have been equipped for this journey
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  • and can live with confidence
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  • because you, my friend, have everything you need.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Can you imagine being dropped off
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  • in the middle of the wilderness, with no compass, map, or GPS?
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  • Only experienced survivalists
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  • would be able to use the landscape around them
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  • to navigate safely out of the wild.
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  • Do you ever feel that your life has reached a point
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  • where you have lost direction,
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  • you feel stranded and unable to discern
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  • which direction to take?
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  • Hello, I'm David Jeremiah.
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  • Would you be surprised to know that God has given you a roadmap
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  • for living a stumble-proof life?
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  • He's provided everything you need
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  • to find your way forward
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  • on the path of life to godliness and spiritual success.
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  • Today, I began a series called "Everything You Need"
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  • and over the course of these messages
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  • we will learn to develop eight qualities
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  • to add to our faith that will help us navigate
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  • our lives like experienced survivalists in the wilderness.
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  • We began with a message called "The Promise"
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  • right here today on "Turning Point."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: So, travel with me across the United States
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  • and join me in New York City, high above Central Park
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  • in The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center
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  • for my series, "Everything You Need."
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  • announcer: God has given you everything you need
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  • so he can bless you in every imaginable way.
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  • In Dr. David Jeremiah's new book,
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  • "Everything You Need," Dr. Jeremiah will teach you
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  • how to unleash the power of God in your life
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  • by developing a muscular faith, practicing moral excellence,
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  • pursuing spiritual knowledge, applying personal discipline,
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  • strengthening relentless determination,
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  • growing Christ-like character, magnifying radical kindness,
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  • and demonstrating selfless love,
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  • powerful principles for today's believer.
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  • "Everything You Need" releases worldwide October 1,
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  • but for a limited time you can preorder your copy today
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  • the "Everything You Need" experience pack, study set,
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  • and for the serious Bible student,
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  • And if you order before October 1,
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  • to an online digital collection of Bible study materials
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  • including the "Everything You Need" study guide,
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  • "Route 66" teaching series with study notes,
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  • "Great and Precious Promises Portfolio,"
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  • and digital wallpapers for your phone and computer.
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  • go online or call "Turning Point" today.
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  • female announcer: And now here is Dr. Jeremiah
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  • with his message, "The Promise."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: People often ask me,
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  • "Pastor, what's going on in the world today?
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  • What's the biggest issue we all face?"
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  • I have a lot of answers for that.
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  • I'm not sure any of them are the final perfect answer,
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  • but each of the answers I give
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  • seems to have the same overarching word,
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  • and it's the word "pressure."
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  • I began reading a passage of Scripture in the New Testament,
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  • and I wanna tell you about that in a few moments
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  • and what that passage has meant to me,
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  • but I wanna introduce it by telling you a little story.
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  • The Mariana snailfish lives in the deepest caverns
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  • of the ocean,
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  • where the pressure is 1.000 times greater
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  • than on the surface.
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  • The temperature where this little fish lives
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  • is near freezing,
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  • and there is no light because it's so deep,
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  • and God created this little fish about the size of the human hand
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  • to thrive in extreme conditions at the bottom of the ocean.
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  • How do they do it?
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  • Well, the snailfish possesses special features
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  • like flexible skulls and bones.
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  • They produce distinct chemicals that stabilize
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  • their constitution and the pressure inside of them.
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  • Now, get this.
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  • God created them so that the pressure inside of them
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  • would be greater than the pressure outside of them,
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  • so they can live in comfort with all this pressure on them
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  • because they have pressure on the inside.
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  • How do we create the spiritual pressure inside of us
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  • that is so strong that it makes it possible
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  • for us to live in a world where all these pressures are on us?
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  • Pretty amazing that God could create a fish like that,
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  • but the same God who creates a little fish like that
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  • creates us in such a way that we can live under pressure.
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  • He's built us that way,
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  • and I've taken this passage of Scripture apart and
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  • put it back together so many times in the last six months
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  • and every time I do that I learn something new.
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  • Today, we're going to just deal with the first few verses.
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  • "His divine power has given to us
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  • all things that pertain to life and godliness,
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  • through the knowledge of him who called us by glory and virtue,
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  • by which we have been given
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  • exceedingly great and precious promises,
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  • that through these we may be partakers of the divine nature,
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  • having escaped the corruption
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  • that is in the world through lust."
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  • Listen to me, according to Peter,
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  • who walked alongside of Jesus,
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  • you and I have been given everything we need
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  • for life and godliness.
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  • That's what it says.
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  • Not some things you need, not many things you need,
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  • not even most things you need.
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  • It's pretty specific: everything you need.
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  • So what specifically are those resources?
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  • What has God given us?
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  • It starts, first of all, with access to his power.
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  • Peter tells us that we have access to the power of God.
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  • That's the best news you'll ever have today, men and women.
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  • You don't have to do this by yourself.
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  • You don't have to face the pressures of life
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  • in your own strength.
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  • In fact, if you do it's a pretty discouraging issue.
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  • We are not sufficient for these things.
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  • Can I get a witness?
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  • These things that we face sometimes
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  • are way beyond what you and I can handle
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  • in our own personal human strength
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  • and that's why Peter begins his little discussion
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  • about everything you need by introducing us again
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  • to the incredible power of God.
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  • He says by his divine power we have been given
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  • everything we need,
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  • so let me unpack what Peter meant by this.
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  • What does he mean that we have God's power?
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  • First of all, it's unlimited power.
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  • I mean, God's power can light up the universe,
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  • fire up the stars, power the planets,
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  • move the oceans in their tides,
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  • and give life to every creature on Earth,
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  • and he doesn't get diminished by one kilowatt by doing it all.
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  • There is no problem, there is no situation in life
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  • for which God's mighty power is not adequate.
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  • You will never have a problem that's too big for God's power.
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  • You may think you're in the middle of one right now.
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  • It's just 'cause you don't understand God's power,
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  • but God is able to do above and beyond
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  • all that we could ever ask or think
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  • and through his power we don't have to be victims.
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  • We can be victors. God's power is unlimited.
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  • Secondly, his power is unleashed.
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  • When you get Jesus Christ into your life,
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  • when you become a Christian,
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  • the power of God Almighty is turned on in your life.
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  • "With God all things are possible," all things.
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  • I remember thinking about that little word, "all things."
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  • It's in the Bible a lot in key verses that we know,
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  • like, "We know that all things work together for good
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  • to those who love God."
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  • He makes it all available to us.
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  • Now, I know you're sitting there thinking,
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  • "Why is it that this power isn't working in my life?
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  • If God has given me all this power,
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  • what's wrong with me?
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  • Why am I not living the powerful life you're talking about?"
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  • And we're gonna get there in a moment,
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  • but before we get there I want you to understand,
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  • as I've tried to comprehend in my own life,
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  • that the power that we need
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  • has been given to us by Almighty God.
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  • Do you need joy?
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  • Do you need a heart of happiness that comes from Christ?
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  • I've watched people go through
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  • some of the most horrendous things in their life
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  • and because of the power of God in their heart
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  • they do so with a smile on their face.
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  • The Bible says you can do all things
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  • through Christ who strengthens you.
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  • God's power is unlimited. It's an unleashed power.
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  • It goes to work in your life
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  • the moment you become a Christian.
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  • Here is the last thing about the power of God: it's unlocked.
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  • Listen to this.
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  • "Through the knowledge of him
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  • who called us by glory and virtue."
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  • In other words, the power of God comes to you
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  • through your relationship with Jesus Christ.
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  • When he comes into your life he lives within you
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  • and now you are connected with Almighty God,
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  • and you can begin, as you build your relationship with him,
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  • to see that power come alive.
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  • So, the first thing that God wants to give you is his power.
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  • But the second thing you notice in the first part of 2 Peter 1
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  • is that you have God's promises, too,
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  • so listen to what Peter said.
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  • He says you have divine power. Now, watch this.
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  • "By which have been given to us
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  • exceedingly great and precious promises."
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  • Now, I wanna give you a little visual here.
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  • Here is the power of God. This is like a huge generator.
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  • This is God's power and here I am over here living my life,
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  • and I'm not very big compared to that.
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  • How do I, little, old me,
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  • how do I get connected with that power source?
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  • The Bible is very clear. It says this.
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  • We get connected with God as our power source
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  • by the exceeding great and precious promises of this book.
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  • God's power is not available apart from the Scripture.
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  • If you want the power of God to be working in your life,
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  • don't ignore this book.
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  • You know, a lotta Christians come and talk to me
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  • about what's happening in their life
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  • and, you know, I just ask 'em a couple of simple questions.
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  • "Do you ever read the Bible?"
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  • "Well, no, I don't have much time to do that."
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  • Well, you know what?
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  • If you don't read the Bible don't complain
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  • about not having God's power,
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  • because it's just like there were wires connected
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  • between God and you.
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  • Those wires carry the power of God from him to you.
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  • And what are those wires?
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  • They're God's precious promises,
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  • and we're gonna talk about those for a few moments.
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  • Why does Peter call them
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  • "exceedingly great and precious"?
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  • Well, they're great for one reason.
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  • Simply because they come from a great God,
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  • they lead to a great life, but these promises are great
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  • for at least three additional reasons,
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  • and I'm gonna give you the reasons why they're great,
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  • why you need to really focus on this.
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  • Number one, God's promises are incalculable.
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  • No one can fully count the promises of God.
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  • Somewhere in every book, in every chapter
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  • throughout the Bible there are great evidences.
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  • This is a book full of promises.
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  • Just think about it. It's not very thick.
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  • If you wanna hear God's Word to your heart,
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  • if you wanna hear what God has in store for you,
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  • if you wanna know what God has promised to you,
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  • only one place to get it.
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  • It's in between the covers of this book called the Bible.
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  • Now--so, one of the reasons why you wanna get involved
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  • in the promises of God
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  • is 'cause there are so many of 'em.
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  • You can spend the rest of your life
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  • and you'll never get 'em all, but it's a good project.
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  • I'm recommending it to you.
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  • Here is the second reason why these promises are so important.
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  • Not only are they incalculable, but they're infallible.
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  • God's promises are great because they always are true.
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  • Here is what the Bible says about God's promises
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  • in 2 Corinthians 1:20.
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  • The Bible says, "For every one of God's promises
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  • is 'Yes' in Christ.
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  • Therefore, through him we also say,
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  • 'Amen' to the glory of God."
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  • That's a tremendous Word.
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  • In other words, God, you have promised
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  • to never leave us or forsake us
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  • and to work all things for our good,
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  • and God says yes, and we say amen.
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  • So, we love his promises because there are so many of them,
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  • we love his promises because he never breaks them,
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  • and we love his promises, thirdly,
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  • because they're always available to us.
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  • There is a little word that Peter loves to use,
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  • and he writes it in his book
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  • more than any other writer, I think.
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  • It's the word "precious."
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  • Not in a sentimental way.
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  • Think precious stones. Think precious metals.
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  • Think gold.
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  • Just think about gold for a minute.
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  • That's a precious metal.
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  • It's precious because God made it.
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  • God buried it in the earth,
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  • and he loves it so much that one day
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  • he's gonna pave the streets of New Jerusalem with it,
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  • and experts say that gold has special chemical properties.
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  • First of all, gold cannot be destroyed by water,
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  • cannot be destroyed by time, cannot be destroyed by fire.
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  • It's malleable, which means it spreads without cracking.
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  • It's ductile.
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  • Means it stretches without breaking.
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  • It's rare. Do you know how rare gold is?
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  • I was shocked when I read this, but listen to me.
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  • All the gold that's ever been mined in the whole world
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  • would fit into two Olympic swimming pools.
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  • Now, that's a lotta gold but in light
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  • of the vastness of the universe
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  • it doesn't seem like that much, does it?
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  • One of the reasons gold is so precious
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  • is because there is not a lot of it.
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  • There is not a huge amount of gold,
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  • and so we call it a precious metal,
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  • and what Peter is talking about here
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  • is that each and every promise
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  • God issues you in his Word is as precious as gold,
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  • so valuable that just one of those promises
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  • can make you infinitely richer than somebody
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  • who owns all the gold in both of those swimming pools.
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  • I believe that.
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  • I believe that if you get ahold of the right promise
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  • in the right situation
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  • it will change everything about you
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  • and everything about your life.
  • 00:16:10.040 --> 00:16:12.260
  • And, ladies and gentlemen,
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  • we don't have to go hunting for these promises.
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  • We have 'em in our hands.
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  • The precious promises of God we take with us
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  • to church every week.
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  • We lay the book of those promises
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  • down on the nightstand before we go to bed,
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  • and we read it in the morning.
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  • Sometimes we read it at night
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  • and as you read this book you understand and recognize
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  • the life-changing gifts that God has given you
  • 00:16:33.030 --> 00:16:35.230
  • and when you understand these things
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  • you cannot believe you have them.
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  • They're here, and this is what Peter wants us to understand.
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  • We don't have to wait for these.
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  • We don't have to do anything to get them.
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  • We don't have to sign up for them.
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  • There's no class where we have to go
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  • and learn about 'em.
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  • The Bible says God has given you everything you need
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  • through his great precious promises.
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  • William Randolph Hearst was a wealthy
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  • 20th-century newspaper publisher,
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  • and he was an incredible art collector.
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  • One day, he read a description of some valuable pieces of art,
  • 00:17:07.140 --> 00:17:11.070
  • and he called his people together, and he said,
  • 00:17:11.080 --> 00:17:13.070
  • "I have to have that art immediately.
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  • Go find it. I don't care what it costs."
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  • He commissioned his agent to go wherever he had to go
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  • and get those pieces of art
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  • so he could have them for his collection.
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  • You can imagine his surprise when he received a telegram
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  • from his art agent telling him
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  • the pieces were in his own warehouse
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  • where his collection of art was stored.
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  • So, if William Hearst had compared
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  • the valuable items he wanted
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  • with the precious items he already possessed,
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  • he would have discovered that the very things he longed for
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  • he already had and that's what I wanna
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  • convey to you today most of all.
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  • Ladies and gentlemen, we don't have to go looking for it.
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  • Isn't it interesting that we have this,
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  • and God has given it to us?
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  • It's his precious book.
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  • Number three, you have God's purpose.
  • 00:18:02.110 --> 00:18:04.110
  • What is God doing in your life? Why is he doing all of this?
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  • Because he wants to do something in your life.
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  • He has a purpose in mind for you.
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  • Listen to what Peter says in 2 Peter 1:3 and 4.
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  • "His divine power has given to us
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  • all things that pertain to life and godliness,
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  • that through these things we might be partakers
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  • of his divine nature, having escaped
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  • the corruption that is in the world through lust."
  • 00:18:28.170 --> 00:18:31.040
  • Now, those are some wordy statements.
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  • Let me unpack 'em.
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  • Through these promises the nature of God
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  • that's within you, that's growing in you
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  • in opposition to your old nature,
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  • that new nature is being fed.
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  • How is it fed? Through the promises of God.
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  • You connect the Word of God
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  • with the nature of God within you
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  • and the Bible says when you do that,
  • 00:18:48.170 --> 00:18:50.160
  • number one, you become more godly.
  • 00:18:50.170 --> 00:18:53.060
  • And number two, he promises that if you do that
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  • you will escape the corruption
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  • that is in the world through lust.
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  • Now, let's just pause for a moment
  • 00:19:01.210 --> 00:19:03.030
  • and ask ourselves what in the world does that mean?
  • 00:19:03.040 --> 00:19:05.170
  • And I ought to be careful here,
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  • 'cause when I'm not careful I get in a lotta trouble,
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  • so I'm gonna be real careful.
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  • The world in which we live, men and women,
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  • is no longer a world
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  • capable of communicating positive things to our lives.
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  • It's not.
  • 00:19:18.200 --> 00:19:20.050
  • You may have a positive family,
  • 00:19:20.060 --> 00:19:21.180
  • you may have a little positive group,
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  • but the world as we know it,
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  • especially here in the United States,
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  • is no longer a world that values virtue,
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  • that values goodness.
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  • The Bible says there would come a time
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  • when we would call evil, good, and good, evil.
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  • We're at that time and all you gotta do is watch.
  • 00:19:35.170 --> 00:19:38.090
  • I mean, it's just so evident, so here we are as believers.
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  • We're connected to the power source.
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  • We've been given the divine promises.
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  • How in the world are we supposed to live in this world
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  • where we live?
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  • The Bible says that you and I as believers
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  • we've been called to live righteous lives
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  • in the midst of that culture.
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  • We can't be absorbed into this culture.
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  • We have to be different. How do we do that?
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  • You have to do it through the power of God.
  • 00:20:00.290 --> 00:20:02.260
  • Well, how do you get the power of God?
  • 00:20:02.270 --> 00:20:04.160
  • Through his great and precious promises
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  • that are downloaded into your heart.
  • 00:20:07.040 --> 00:20:09.170
  • You say, "Okay, Pastor, I got that.
  • 00:20:09.180 --> 00:20:11.080
  • That was a good lesson.
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  • How do I download all this stuff?"
  • 00:20:12.190 --> 00:20:15.060
  • So, I got a little five-point conclusion.
  • 00:20:15.070 --> 00:20:17.280
  • It sounds like I'm a motivational speaker,
  • 00:20:17.290 --> 00:20:20.080
  • but hopefully this will be motivational.
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  • Here is my five-step strategy
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  • for analyzing and downloading this.
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  • Here we go.
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  • Number one, analyze. Number two, personalize.
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  • Number three, memorize. Number four, verbalize.
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  • And number five, organize.
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  • You ready? Step one, analyze.
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  • If you're feeling a little bit powerless
  • 00:20:42.280 --> 00:20:44.270
  • in some areas of your life as a Christian, take inventory.
  • 00:20:44.280 --> 00:20:48.080
  • Where do you find yourself most lacking power?
  • 00:20:48.090 --> 00:20:53.140
  • The Word of God was meant to help us
  • 00:20:53.150 --> 00:20:55.060
  • with personal things,
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  • so first thing you do is you analyze.
  • 00:20:56.170 --> 00:20:58.020
  • Number two, after you analyze personalize.
  • 00:20:58.030 --> 00:21:01.280
  • What does that mean?
  • 00:21:01.290 --> 00:21:03.080
  • Well, now that you have your list
  • 00:21:03.090 --> 00:21:04.270
  • start finding the promises of God's Word
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  • that deal with your challenges.
  • 00:21:06.240 --> 00:21:08.280
  • How do I get God's power
  • 00:21:08.290 --> 00:21:10.280
  • and integrate it into the thing I'm dealing with?
  • 00:21:10.290 --> 00:21:13.060
  • It's gonna be through a Scripture.
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  • Connect your life with the power source,
  • 00:21:15.270 --> 00:21:18.180
  • so analyze.
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  • "Here is what my need is."
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  • Personalize, here's what the Scripture says.
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  • All right, now this one will kill you: memorize.
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  • How many of you know there is a tremendous value
  • 00:21:26.190 --> 00:21:28.070
  • in memorizing Scripture?
  • 00:21:28.080 --> 00:21:30.230
  • And lemme tell you something.
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  • I don't know how old you have to be
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  • before you can't memorize it,
  • 00:21:33.140 --> 00:21:35.000
  • but it's sometime after 77, I can tell you right there,
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  • 'cause I'm still working on it.
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  • The psalmist said this,
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  • "Your Word I have hidden in my heart,
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  • that I might not sin against you."
  • 00:21:47.020 --> 00:21:50.010
  • When you memorize the Bible you make God's Word portable.
  • 00:21:50.020 --> 00:21:55.040
  • When you memorize the Bible,
  • 00:21:55.050 --> 00:21:56.200
  • you have the Bible with you wherever you go.
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  • How many of you know when you get into a tough spot
  • 00:21:58.290 --> 00:22:01.030
  • you can't say,
  • 00:22:01.040 --> 00:22:02.130
  • "Could you just hold it while I go get my concordance?
  • 00:22:02.140 --> 00:22:04.050
  • I know there's a verse in the Bible here for that"?
  • 00:22:04.060 --> 00:22:06.000
  • No, it doesn't work, does it?
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  • Most of the issues we have in life
  • 00:22:07.210 --> 00:22:09.020
  • are instantaneous, momentary.
  • 00:22:09.030 --> 00:22:11.070
  • We don't have a long time to go find,
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  • so you gotta get--
  • 00:22:12.290 --> 00:22:14.080
  • you gotta get some stuff in your hard drive.
  • 00:22:14.090 --> 00:22:16.090
  • You know, just take one simple verse,
  • 00:22:16.100 --> 00:22:18.170
  • one verse that deals with something you're dealing with.
  • 00:22:18.180 --> 00:22:21.060
  • Memorize that verse.
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  • Call it to memory and when you memorize the verse on your list
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  • you can recall that promise any time no matter where you are.
  • 00:22:26.280 --> 00:22:29.190
  • Now, here is the fourth one.
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  • I don't ever hear anybody talk about this.
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  • Analyze, personalize, memorize. Fourth, verbalize.
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  • If you wanna make these promises
  • 00:22:37.020 --> 00:22:38.180
  • stick to the ribs of your spiritual being,
  • 00:22:38.190 --> 00:22:41.210
  • find ways to share them with others.
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  • Speak them out loud.
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  • Here is one thing I've written down in my journal:
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  • "It's one thing to tell God about your problems,
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  • but sometimes you need to tell your problems about God."
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  • And when you do that with the Word of God
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  • you neutralize the situation, so here you go.
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  • Analyze.
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  • Figure out what it is you're dealing with.
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  • Personalize. Find the right Scripture.
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  • Memorize. Commit some of them to memory.
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  • Number four, verbalize.
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  • Tell 'em to everybody,
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  • 'cause as soon as you start telling 'em to somebody
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  • it will be easier for you to remember them.
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  • And then, organize.
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  • When you start doing this you'll get a little list,
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  • so you organize the list, and here is how you do it.
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  • Get yourself a little loose-leaf notebook
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  • that you can move the pages around.
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  • Whatever problem it is you're working with,
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  • put this title at the top of the page.
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  • When you get a verse from your study,
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  • print the verse out.
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  • Write it out on the page.
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  • Little by little, you're not only adding verses,
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  • but you're adding pages.
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  • Then you can put those pages in alphabetical order,
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  • and you've built your own little memory bank
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  • to help you download the power of God into your own life.
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  • My prayer is that as we work through these lessons
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  • from this section of Scripture
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  • it will dawn upon us in the deepest part of our life
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  • what God has done for us.
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  • He not only gave us eternal life
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  • so we can spend eternity with him in heaven.
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  • He gave us everything we need to live a life on this Earth
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  • that will bring glory to his name.
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  • Amen.
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  • Make a difference whoever sees you, amen?
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