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  • - female: Thank you for joining
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  • us.
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  • I hope today's message builds
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  • your faith and inspires you to
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  • change the way you think.
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  • Happy Mother's Day to all of you
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  • wonderful moms out there.
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  • Today's message is all about how
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  • to honor our mothers.
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  • Pastor Duane gives us some easy
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  • steps to take to show your
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  • mother and your father that you
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  • love, you respect and honor
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  • them.
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  • Let's jump into "Honoring With a
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  • Promise."
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  • - Duane Vander Klok: Mothers,
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  • we are excited for you today.
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  • We wanna celebrate you.
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  • We should celebrate you every
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  • day but it's just great that we
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  • actually take a day and do it.
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  • How many would agree with that?
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  • All right.
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  • Now, I remember growing up, we
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  • went to church every Sunday
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  • morning, every Sunday night, and
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  • on Sunday morning they would
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  • read the Ten Commandments at
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  • church.
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  • How many remember the Ten
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  • Commandments?
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  • How many of you could name five
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  • of them?
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  • A few, that's good.
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  • Very good, all right.
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  • Now, the Ten Commandments are
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  • divided in two sections.
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  • The first four have to do with
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  • your relationship with God,
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  • right?
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  • Don't have any other gods before
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  • me, don't make any graven
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  • images, don't use the Lord's
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  • name in vain, and then the
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  • Sabbath unto the Lord.
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  • But then there's six that have
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  • to do with our relationship with
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  • each other.
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  • Six that are horizontal.
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  • The first four are vertical,
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  • your relationship with God, but
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  • the next six are horizontal.
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  • And the first one of those six,
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  • commandment number five, is
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  • "Honor your father and your
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  • mother."
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  • Now think about that.
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  • It makes it in the big ten.
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  • And when it comes to a
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  • relationship with humanity, the
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  • first commandment that God gives
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  • is to honor your father and your
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  • mother.
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  • And--but it's repeated again in
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  • the New Testament in Ephesians
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  • chapter 6.
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  • It says: "Children, obey your
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  • parents in the Lord, for this is
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  • right.
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  • 'Honor your father and mother,'
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  • which is the first commandment
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  • with the promise: 'that it may
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  • go well with you and that you
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  • may live long on the earth,'"
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  • right?
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  • I want to just say that honoring
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  • your mother is important to God.
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  • First commandment that has to do
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  • with a relationship with other
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  • people.
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  • And notice it says it's the
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  • first commandment with a promise
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  • that it may go well with you and
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  • that you may live long.
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  • Now, it's interesting right in
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  • this particular passage and I
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  • wanna just say something here
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  • because there are so many
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  • blended families, right?
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  • It says: "Children obey your
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  • parents in the Lord for this is
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  • right."
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  • The word "parent" there, Greek
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  • scholars say it really means the
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  • one who cares for you, in whose
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  • house you live.
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  • They may not necessarily be your
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  • biological parent, all right?
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  • But it's the one who's caring
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  • for you, in whose house you
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  • live, where, when it says,
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  • "honor your father and mother,"
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  • it's talking about your
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  • biological--your biological
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  • father and mother.
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  • And you may say, "Well, they
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  • don't deserve it," right?
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  • You don't do it because they
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  • deserve it.
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  • You do it because it's the right
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  • thing to do.
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  • No matter what they have done,
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  • right?
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  • So I wanna real simply--very,
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  • very simple message this
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  • morning, wanna talk to you about
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  • how to honor your mother, all
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  • right?
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  • Now, remember, this is so
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  • important that when Jesus is on
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  • the cross, right, there are
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  • seven things that Jesus says on
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  • the cross, seven, all right?
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  • And one of them has to do with
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  • honoring your mother.
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  • Think about that.
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  • From the cross.
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  • As he's dying, as he's
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  • suffering, as redemption is
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  • taking place, "Jesus therefore
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  • saw his mother, and the disciple
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  • whom he loved standing by," now
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  • that's John the disciple, and by
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  • the way it wasn't that Jesus
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  • loved John more.
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  • It's just that John knew it,
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  • right?
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  • And John just referred to
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  • himself, "I'm the one that Jesus
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  • loves."
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  • Jesus loved them all, but John
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  • just knew it, right?
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  • "And said to his mother."
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  • You say, "Why is that in the
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  • Bible?"
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  • Because John wrote it.
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  • Because John wrote it, that's
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  • why it's there, all right?
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  • You see, there were like--like,
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  • for example, when the
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  • Resurrection takes place, the
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  • women go and they come back and
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  • they tell the disciples and the
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  • Bible says that Peter and John
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  • ran to the place of the
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  • resurrection.
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  • They ran to the cave, right?
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  • And John writes: "And the other
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  • disciple," himself, "did outrun
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  • Peter."
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  • He's just like, "I got it going
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  • on," all right.
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  • "So Jesus said to him, he
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  • said--to his mother, he said,
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  • 'Behold your son!'
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  • And he said to this disciple,
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  • 'Behold your mother!'
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  • And from that hour the disciple
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  • took her into his own home,"
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  • right?
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  • Jesus, on the cross, was
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  • honoring his mother in making
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  • sure that she would be taken
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  • care of, right?
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  • To God, this is a big deal.
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  • And John took her, took care of
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  • her financial needs, watched
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  • over her, protected her.
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  • Church history tells us that
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  • later, John moved to Ephesus,
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  • right?
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  • And he took Mary, the mother of
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  • Jesus, with him and he provided
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  • for her as long as she lived.
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  • And Jesus is really disputing
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  • with the Pharisees and he's
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  • talking and he says: "For Moses
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  • said, 'Honor your father and
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  • mother'; and, 'Whoever
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  • reviles father or mother
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  • shall surely die.'
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  • But I say to you, 'If a man
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  • tells his father and mother,
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  • "Whatever would have--you would
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  • have gained from me is Corban,"'
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  • or a gift to God, then you no
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  • longer permit him to do anything
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  • for his father and mother, thus
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  • making void the Word of God by
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  • your tradition which you've
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  • handed down.
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  • And many such things you do,"
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  • right?
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  • Jesus is saying, you know,
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  • honoring your father and mother
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  • is so important, don't say,
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  • "Well, I'm doing this for God,
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  • instead of honoring my father
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  • and my mother."
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  • You know, I was talking with
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  • somebody just today and they
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  • were--we were talking about our
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  • parents getting old and he
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  • mentioned when his mother got
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  • old he said, "I told my
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  • brothers," there's four of 'em.
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  • He said, "I told them, I'll take
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  • three days and you guys each
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  • take one day to visit Mother."
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  • And their response was, "Well,
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  • I'm too busy.
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  • I can't do that because I'm
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  • doing this and I've got this and
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  • I do this at church and I do
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  • this."
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  • Jesus is saying you need to take
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  • care of Mother first.
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  • You need to take care of your
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  • parents first, right?
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  • You know, do you realize this?
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  • When you were--when you're born,
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  • you already owe nine months'
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  • room and board.
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  • The moment you're born, you're
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  • in debt, all right?
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  • From then on, all right?
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  • It says in 1 Timothy 5, verse 4:
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  • "But if any widow has children
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  • or grandchildren, let them first
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  • learn how to show pity at home
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  • and repay their parents; for
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  • this is good and acceptable
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  • before God."
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  • They fed you, they clothed you,
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  • they trained you, they changed
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  • your diapers, they cleaned up
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  • after you.
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  • And the Bible says what we
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  • should do is honor them but--and
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  • literally it says, like, repay
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  • them.
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  • He says, "That's good and it's
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  • acceptable before God."
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  • Proverbs 23: "Listen to your
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  • father who begot you, and don't
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  • despise your mother when she's
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  • old."
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  • Don't despise your mother when
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  • she's old.
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  • He's saying, "Take care of your
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  • parents.
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  • Take care of 'em."
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  • Share your life with 'em.
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  • Share your life.
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  • You say, "Well, they're older."
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  • Yeah, but when you're gonna do
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  • something, invite them along,
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  • right?
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  • There's a story in the
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  • Bible--there's a book in the
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  • Bible named Ruth.
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  • It's just a little book, four
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  • small chapters.
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  • You can read it in ten minutes.
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  • But it's a story about a lady
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  • named Naomi who loses her
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  • husband and her two sons, and
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  • her daughter-in-law sticks with
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  • her and they'd been in the land
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  • of Moab and now she returns to
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  • Bethlehem and this is what she
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  • says.
  • 00:08:55.170 --> 00:08:56.050
  • She says, you know, "I went out
  • 00:08:56.050 --> 00:08:56.290
  • full and I'm coming back empty."
  • 00:08:56.290 --> 00:08:59.210
  • Her name was Naomi which
  • 00:08:59.210 --> 00:09:02.200
  • literally means "favored by
  • 00:09:02.200 --> 00:09:04.070
  • God."
  • 00:09:04.070 --> 00:09:05.090
  • But she said, "Don't call me
  • 00:09:05.090 --> 00:09:06.030
  • Naomi.
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  • Call me Mara.
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  • Call me bitter because God has
  • 00:09:08.030 --> 00:09:10.250
  • --so bitterly with me."
  • 00:09:10.250 --> 00:09:12.240
  • And her daughter-in-law just
  • 00:09:12.240 --> 00:09:13.240
  • kept on honoring her and
  • 00:09:13.240 --> 00:09:15.130
  • honoring her.
  • 00:09:15.130 --> 00:09:17.040
  • And she ends up marrying, having
  • 00:09:17.040 --> 00:09:19.090
  • a son who by the way is the
  • 00:09:19.090 --> 00:09:20.130
  • grandfather to King David.
  • 00:09:20.130 --> 00:09:23.000
  • It says: "And he shall be to you
  • 00:09:23.000 --> 00:09:24.260
  • a restorer of life, a nourisher
  • 00:09:24.290 --> 00:09:27.290
  • of your old age, for your
  • 00:09:27.290 --> 00:09:29.110
  • daughter-in-law who loves you,
  • 00:09:29.110 --> 00:09:32.030
  • who is more to you than seven
  • 00:09:32.030 --> 00:09:33.180
  • sons, has given birth."
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  • You know, she is credited
  • 00:09:35.240 --> 00:09:37.020
  • because she honored her
  • 00:09:37.020 --> 00:09:39.210
  • mother-in-law.
  • 00:09:39.210 --> 00:09:41.050
  • Now, somebody says that "you
  • 00:09:41.050 --> 00:09:43.090
  • don't know my mother-in-law.
  • 00:09:43.090 --> 00:09:45.250
  • She is but problems."
  • 00:09:46.270 --> 00:09:49.270
  • Now, I think it's really
  • 00:09:49.270 --> 00:09:51.070
  • interesting that before there
  • 00:09:51.070 --> 00:09:53.260
  • were such a thing as
  • 00:09:53.260 --> 00:09:55.180
  • mother-in-laws or even parents,
  • 00:09:55.180 --> 00:09:58.000
  • right, the Bible does tell you
  • 00:09:58.000 --> 00:09:59.150
  • what to do with those in-laws.
  • 00:09:59.160 --> 00:10:02.160
  • It says: "Therefore a man shall
  • 00:10:02.160 --> 00:10:03.230
  • leave his father and mother, be
  • 00:10:03.230 --> 00:10:06.060
  • joined to his wife, and the two
  • 00:10:07.000 --> 00:10:10.000
  • shall become one flesh."
  • 00:10:10.000 --> 00:10:11.040
  • Now, the first thing, what it
  • 00:10:11.040 --> 00:10:11.290
  • tells you to do is leave.
  • 00:10:11.290 --> 00:10:14.190
  • Somebody says, "I'm claiming
  • 00:10:14.190 --> 00:10:15.090
  • that one for my mother-in-law."
  • 00:10:15.090 --> 00:10:17.130
  • Leave.
  • 00:10:17.130 --> 00:10:18.180
  • Now, what it--it's not talking
  • 00:10:18.180 --> 00:10:20.130
  • about physically leaving but
  • 00:10:20.130 --> 00:10:23.120
  • it's talking about emotionally
  • 00:10:23.120 --> 00:10:24.240
  • leaving, right?
  • 00:10:24.240 --> 00:10:26.280
  • You need to be able with your
  • 00:10:26.280 --> 00:10:29.010
  • spouse to sit down and pray and
  • 00:10:29.200 --> 00:10:32.200
  • make decisions without fear of
  • 00:10:33.100 --> 00:10:36.100
  • repercussions from your parents
  • 00:10:36.100 --> 00:10:39.020
  • or your in-laws.
  • 00:10:39.020 --> 00:10:42.010
  • Without fear of repercussions.
  • 00:10:42.010 --> 00:10:43.190
  • "Well, we did this."
  • 00:10:43.190 --> 00:10:44.110
  • "Well, why did you do that?
  • 00:10:44.110 --> 00:10:45.150
  • You're just neglecting me."
  • 00:10:45.150 --> 00:10:46.190
  • No, you need to seek God and you
  • 00:10:46.190 --> 00:10:49.150
  • need to make that decision,
  • 00:10:49.150 --> 00:10:51.230
  • right, without fear.
  • 00:10:51.230 --> 00:10:53.250
  • Now, if you fear, it's not their
  • 00:10:53.250 --> 00:10:55.180
  • problem, it's your problem.
  • 00:10:55.180 --> 00:10:58.040
  • You need to cut those apron
  • 00:10:58.040 --> 00:10:59.070
  • strings and you need to say,
  • 00:10:59.070 --> 00:11:01.160
  • "We're gonna do this because
  • 00:11:01.160 --> 00:11:02.190
  • this is what we believe God
  • 00:11:02.190 --> 00:11:04.030
  • wants us to do."
  • 00:11:04.030 --> 00:11:05.150
  • And you can tell them that.
  • 00:11:05.150 --> 00:11:06.260
  • But you do it in love and
  • 00:11:06.260 --> 00:11:08.090
  • humility, right?
  • 00:11:08.090 --> 00:11:10.240
  • Not in rebellion and pride, but
  • 00:11:10.240 --> 00:11:13.000
  • in love and humility.
  • 00:11:13.000 --> 00:11:14.270
  • We need to love them
  • 00:11:14.270 --> 00:11:16.110
  • unconditionally.
  • 00:11:16.110 --> 00:11:17.200
  • Love your mother unconditionally
  • 00:11:17.200 --> 00:11:20.130
  • when she's young and when she's
  • 00:11:20.130 --> 00:11:22.240
  • old.
  • 00:11:22.240 --> 00:11:23.170
  • They--your mother gives you the
  • 00:11:23.170 --> 00:11:25.070
  • best years of her life and so
  • 00:11:26.070 --> 00:11:29.070
  • often when they're older and it
  • 00:11:29.070 --> 00:11:31.180
  • seems like they don't have
  • 00:11:31.180 --> 00:11:32.180
  • anything to give, they're no
  • 00:11:32.180 --> 00:11:34.070
  • longer honored.
  • 00:11:34.070 --> 00:11:35.270
  • We should honor them, right, by
  • 00:11:35.270 --> 00:11:38.210
  • hugging them affectionately.
  • 00:11:38.210 --> 00:11:41.020
  • You know, if you're near and you
  • 00:11:41.020 --> 00:11:42.100
  • can see them, honor them, love
  • 00:11:42.210 --> 00:11:45.210
  • them, hug them while you can
  • 00:11:45.210 --> 00:11:48.190
  • 'cause the day will come you
  • 00:11:48.190 --> 00:11:49.280
  • won't be able to.
  • 00:11:49.280 --> 00:11:51.070
  • Tell her you love her and be
  • 00:11:51.070 --> 00:11:53.040
  • affectionate.
  • 00:11:53.040 --> 00:11:54.160
  • In Proverbs 31 it says: "Her
  • 00:11:54.160 --> 00:11:56.190
  • children rise up and call her
  • 00:11:56.190 --> 00:11:59.020
  • blessed; and her husband also,
  • 00:11:59.030 --> 00:12:02.050
  • and praises her and says, 'Many
  • 00:12:02.050 --> 00:12:04.090
  • daughters have done well, but
  • 00:12:04.090 --> 00:12:05.280
  • you have done better than them
  • 00:12:05.280 --> 00:12:08.230
  • all.'"
  • 00:12:08.230 --> 00:12:09.260
  • Now it says the children do it
  • 00:12:09.260 --> 00:12:11.040
  • but I can tell you why
  • 00:12:11.040 --> 00:12:12.010
  • the children do it.
  • 00:12:12.010 --> 00:12:13.090
  • The children do it because the
  • 00:12:13.090 --> 00:12:14.090
  • husband's doing it.
  • 00:12:14.090 --> 00:12:16.020
  • And they're copying the husband.
  • 00:12:16.020 --> 00:12:18.230
  • I remember as our kids were
  • 00:12:18.230 --> 00:12:21.010
  • growing up, watching them copy
  • 00:12:21.010 --> 00:12:23.210
  • what I would do when it came to
  • 00:12:23.210 --> 00:12:25.120
  • their mother, right?
  • 00:12:25.120 --> 00:12:27.100
  • We need--men, you need to set
  • 00:12:27.100 --> 00:12:28.210
  • the example by honoring your
  • 00:12:28.220 --> 00:12:31.220
  • wife and honoring your mother,
  • 00:12:31.260 --> 00:12:34.260
  • right?
  • 00:12:34.260 --> 00:12:36.070
  • I remember one time--one time,
  • 00:12:37.270 --> 00:12:40.270
  • I said something disrespectful
  • 00:12:40.270 --> 00:12:42.140
  • to my mother, right?
  • 00:12:42.140 --> 00:12:45.030
  • And my dad was there.
  • 00:12:47.180 --> 00:12:50.180
  • That was the last time.
  • 00:12:50.270 --> 00:12:53.270
  • Trust me, that was the last
  • 00:12:53.270 --> 00:12:55.220
  • time.
  • 00:12:55.220 --> 00:12:57.070
  • And he said to me, he said,
  • 00:12:57.070 --> 00:12:58.270
  • "Don't you ever speak to your
  • 00:12:58.270 --> 00:13:01.210
  • mother who is my wife that way
  • 00:13:02.030 --> 00:13:05.030
  • again, or you won't be seeing
  • 00:13:05.030 --> 00:13:07.060
  • out of the other eye either."
  • 00:13:08.160 --> 00:13:11.160
  • Little hyperbole there but I
  • 00:13:11.160 --> 00:13:12.120
  • mean, it was like, "Here we
  • 00:13:12.120 --> 00:13:14.000
  • are," all right?
  • 00:13:14.000 --> 00:13:16.120
  • You do not--you do not talk to
  • 00:13:16.120 --> 00:13:18.100
  • your mother disrespectfully.
  • 00:13:18.170 --> 00:13:21.170
  • Understand them and sympathize
  • 00:13:21.170 --> 00:13:23.230
  • with your mother.
  • 00:13:23.230 --> 00:13:25.000
  • You know, they go through all
  • 00:13:25.000 --> 00:13:26.060
  • sorts of changes, physically,
  • 00:13:26.060 --> 00:13:28.230
  • but they're single, they get
  • 00:13:28.230 --> 00:13:30.200
  • married, they have kids.
  • 00:13:30.200 --> 00:13:33.020
  • As those kids are growing, you
  • 00:13:33.020 --> 00:13:35.190
  • relate to them differently and
  • 00:13:35.190 --> 00:13:37.110
  • finally, you're in that--they're
  • 00:13:37.110 --> 00:13:39.090
  • in that empty-nest stage,
  • 00:13:39.100 --> 00:13:42.100
  • hallelujah.
  • 00:13:42.100 --> 00:13:44.240
  • Hallelujah.
  • 00:13:44.240 --> 00:13:46.090
  • You know, they cook for you,
  • 00:13:46.090 --> 00:13:47.230
  • they clean, they counsel, they
  • 00:13:47.230 --> 00:13:49.040
  • teach.
  • 00:13:49.040 --> 00:13:50.070
  • They judge, they make peace,
  • 00:13:50.070 --> 00:13:51.230
  • they referee.
  • 00:13:51.230 --> 00:13:53.040
  • They're a sounding board, right?
  • 00:13:53.040 --> 00:13:55.080
  • And they're the one that always
  • 00:13:55.080 --> 00:13:57.190
  • believes in you.
  • 00:13:57.190 --> 00:13:59.170
  • They always believe in you.
  • 00:13:59.170 --> 00:14:02.090
  • Just yesterday, I was in my
  • 00:14:02.090 --> 00:14:04.270
  • study and you wouldn't wanna see
  • 00:14:04.270 --> 00:14:07.010
  • it 'cause it's pretty messy,
  • 00:14:07.010 --> 00:14:08.180
  • right?
  • 00:14:08.180 --> 00:14:09.070
  • And I was kind of looking at
  • 00:14:09.070 --> 00:14:10.100
  • some of the papers on the desk
  • 00:14:10.100 --> 00:14:12.180
  • there in the library and
  • 00:14:12.180 --> 00:14:14.040
  • then--and I just grabbed one
  • 00:14:14.040 --> 00:14:16.130
  • because I was gonna be speaking
  • 00:14:16.130 --> 00:14:17.120
  • next month to a bunch of pastors
  • 00:14:17.120 --> 00:14:18.250
  • and I had put a note on it for
  • 00:14:18.250 --> 00:14:20.070
  • pastors, but I thought, "Wow,
  • 00:14:20.150 --> 00:14:23.150
  • what a great thought for today."
  • 00:14:23.150 --> 00:14:25.210
  • Listen, "When Thomas Edison was
  • 00:14:25.210 --> 00:14:28.140
  • young, he returned home from
  • 00:14:28.140 --> 00:14:29.190
  • school one day.
  • 00:14:29.190 --> 00:14:30.290
  • His mother noticed he had a
  • 00:14:30.290 --> 00:14:31.250
  • piece of paper in his hand.
  • 00:14:31.250 --> 00:14:34.050
  • He told her it was a note from
  • 00:14:34.050 --> 00:14:35.050
  • his teacher and she was the only
  • 00:14:35.050 --> 00:14:37.060
  • one who was supposed to read it.
  • 00:14:37.060 --> 00:14:39.050
  • When she did, she grew tearful.
  • 00:14:39.050 --> 00:14:41.080
  • When the boy asked what it says,
  • 00:14:41.080 --> 00:14:42.160
  • his mother replied, 'Son, you're
  • 00:14:42.160 --> 00:14:44.260
  • a genius.
  • 00:14:44.260 --> 00:14:46.130
  • "This school is too small for
  • 00:14:46.130 --> 00:14:48.000
  • him," it says, "and we don't
  • 00:14:48.050 --> 00:14:51.050
  • have enough good teachers to
  • 00:14:51.050 --> 00:14:53.230
  • train him.
  • 00:14:53.230 --> 00:14:54.270
  • Please train him yourself."'
  • 00:14:54.270 --> 00:14:56.240
  • From then on, Thomas Edison's
  • 00:14:56.240 --> 00:14:58.130
  • mother removed him from school
  • 00:14:58.130 --> 00:15:00.190
  • and he was self-taught.
  • 00:15:00.190 --> 00:15:02.120
  • She allowed him the curiosity to
  • 00:15:02.120 --> 00:15:04.070
  • pursue what interested him and
  • 00:15:04.070 --> 00:15:06.070
  • to devour it.
  • 00:15:06.070 --> 00:15:07.230
  • Years later, after his mother's
  • 00:15:07.230 --> 00:15:09.250
  • died, Edison was rummaging
  • 00:15:09.250 --> 00:15:11.230
  • through her belongings and came
  • 00:15:11.230 --> 00:15:13.190
  • across the note from his
  • 00:15:13.190 --> 00:15:14.220
  • teacher.
  • 00:15:14.220 --> 00:15:15.190
  • When he read it, he was stunned.
  • 00:15:15.190 --> 00:15:18.120
  • It read: 'Your son is addled.
  • 00:15:19.030 --> 00:15:22.030
  • He's mentally ill.
  • 00:15:22.030 --> 00:15:25.010
  • We won't let him come to school
  • 00:15:25.010 --> 00:15:27.070
  • anymore.
  • 00:15:27.070 --> 00:15:28.160
  • We don't have teachers who can
  • 00:15:28.160 --> 00:15:29.220
  • handle him.
  • 00:15:29.220 --> 00:15:31.000
  • You'll have to teach him
  • 00:15:31.000 --> 00:15:32.000
  • yourself.'
  • 00:15:32.000 --> 00:15:33.210
  • Edison wept and wept for hours.
  • 00:15:34.130 --> 00:15:37.130
  • Since that time, his--he has
  • 00:15:37.130 --> 00:15:39.040
  • given his mother credit for
  • 00:15:39.040 --> 00:15:40.150
  • cultivating his genius as an
  • 00:15:40.150 --> 00:15:42.160
  • inventor.
  • 00:15:42.160 --> 00:15:43.190
  • She saw something others didn't
  • 00:15:43.190 --> 00:15:45.130
  • see in her boy.
  • 00:15:45.130 --> 00:15:47.120
  • What she read and what the note
  • 00:15:47.120 --> 00:15:49.170
  • said ultimately led to the same
  • 00:15:49.170 --> 00:15:51.120
  • result.
  • 00:15:51.120 --> 00:15:52.260
  • Thomas Edison had to learn at
  • 00:15:52.260 --> 00:15:54.110
  • home," right?
  • 00:15:54.110 --> 00:15:56.240
  • And he became great because
  • 00:15:56.240 --> 00:15:58.030
  • somebody believed in him.
  • 00:15:58.190 --> 00:16:01.210
  • Your mother always believes in
  • 00:16:01.210 --> 00:16:04.140
  • you.
  • 00:16:04.140 --> 00:16:05.120
  • Your mother always keeps on
  • 00:16:05.120 --> 00:16:08.010
  • praying for you, whether you're
  • 00:16:08.010 --> 00:16:09.190
  • 4, 44, or 64.
  • 00:16:11.200 --> 00:16:14.200
  • If your mother's alive, your
  • 00:16:14.200 --> 00:16:15.290
  • mother is praying for you,
  • 00:16:15.290 --> 00:16:18.060
  • right?
  • 00:16:18.060 --> 00:16:18.230
  • We should be forever grateful,
  • 00:16:18.250 --> 00:16:21.250
  • not forget them when all that
  • 00:16:22.040 --> 00:16:25.040
  • they've done is now past and
  • 00:16:25.180 --> 00:16:28.180
  • there's little that they have to
  • 00:16:28.180 --> 00:16:30.120
  • give.
  • 00:16:30.120 --> 00:16:31.110
  • We need to understand that.
  • 00:16:31.110 --> 00:16:32.120
  • We need to see ourselves in
  • 00:16:32.120 --> 00:16:34.200
  • their shoes and listen to her
  • 00:16:34.200 --> 00:16:37.100
  • with an open heart.
  • 00:16:37.100 --> 00:16:39.160
  • In Proverbs 1, it talks about
  • 00:16:39.160 --> 00:16:41.160
  • receiving the instruction of
  • 00:16:41.160 --> 00:16:43.210
  • your mother: "Don't forsake the
  • 00:16:43.210 --> 00:16:45.080
  • law of your mother; for they
  • 00:16:45.080 --> 00:16:47.140
  • will be an ornament of grace on
  • 00:16:47.140 --> 00:16:48.250
  • your head, and a chain about
  • 00:16:48.250 --> 00:16:50.010
  • your neck."
  • 00:16:50.010 --> 00:16:51.120
  • I think it's interesting, King
  • 00:16:51.120 --> 00:16:52.270
  • Solomon, wisest man that ever
  • 00:16:53.020 --> 00:16:56.020
  • lived, greatest achiever of his
  • 00:16:56.020 --> 00:16:57.210
  • generation, richest man alive
  • 00:16:58.110 --> 00:17:01.130
  • when he was alive.
  • 00:17:01.130 --> 00:17:02.270
  • It said when his mother came to
  • 00:17:02.270 --> 00:17:04.130
  • see him, it says, "He arose," he
  • 00:17:04.130 --> 00:17:07.000
  • was sitting on his throne.
  • 00:17:07.000 --> 00:17:08.160
  • "He got up, went down, took her
  • 00:17:08.160 --> 00:17:11.130
  • hand.
  • 00:17:11.130 --> 00:17:12.220
  • He had a throne put right next
  • 00:17:12.220 --> 00:17:14.010
  • to his.
  • 00:17:14.010 --> 00:17:14.280
  • He said, 'Mama, sit down.
  • 00:17:14.280 --> 00:17:17.010
  • Whatever you want, I'll do it
  • 00:17:17.010 --> 00:17:19.020
  • for you.
  • 00:17:19.020 --> 00:17:20.090
  • Whatever you want.
  • 00:17:20.090 --> 00:17:21.010
  • I will not--I will not deny you
  • 00:17:21.010 --> 00:17:23.060
  • anything.'"
  • 00:17:23.060 --> 00:17:25.090
  • You know, Solomon wrote
  • 00:17:25.090 --> 00:17:26.240
  • the Proverbs and most of them
  • 00:17:26.240 --> 00:17:28.150
  • in his own name but he also
  • 00:17:28.150 --> 00:17:30.160
  • had a pen name: King Lemuel and
  • 00:17:31.160 --> 00:17:34.160
  • he wrote in Proverbs 31.
  • 00:17:34.160 --> 00:17:37.020
  • He says--and by the way, he's
  • 00:17:37.020 --> 00:17:38.070
  • not the only one who did.
  • 00:17:38.070 --> 00:17:38.270
  • So Benjamin Franklin wrote a
  • 00:17:38.270 --> 00:17:41.030
  • number of letters as Miss
  • 00:17:41.030 --> 00:17:43.030
  • Silence Dogood.
  • 00:17:43.030 --> 00:17:45.190
  • Samuel Clemens, when he wrote,
  • 00:17:45.190 --> 00:17:47.210
  • used the name Mark Twain.
  • 00:17:47.210 --> 00:17:50.020
  • Well, Solomon, in some of his
  • 00:17:50.020 --> 00:17:51.040
  • writings, used a different name.
  • 00:17:51.040 --> 00:17:52.290
  • He says, "The utterance which
  • 00:17:52.290 --> 00:17:54.090
  • his mother taught him," which
  • 00:17:54.090 --> 00:17:56.010
  • his mother taught him.
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  • You know, the instruction that
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  • we receive, we just take for
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  • granted.
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  • We forget all about it.
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  • And, how many of you know, when
  • 00:18:04.270 --> 00:18:06.070
  • you're hurting, you know who you
  • 00:18:06.070 --> 00:18:07.280
  • want?
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  • You want Mama.
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  • The Bible, in 2 Kings, talks
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  • about a boy, he's out working in
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  • the field with his father.
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  • He's probably between eight and
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  • ten years old and he goes to his
  • 00:18:17.100 --> 00:18:19.130
  • dad and he says, "Man, my head
  • 00:18:19.130 --> 00:18:20.250
  • hurts."
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  • You know the first thing Dad
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  • says?
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  • "Take him to his mother."
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  • Take him to his mother.
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  • Got to his mother.
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  • She took and put him on her knee
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  • and just begins to rock him.
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  • I don't know why it is but
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  • mothers have the gift of mercy,
  • 00:18:32.280 --> 00:18:35.280
  • right?
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  • And they're concerned with those
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  • small things.
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  • You know, mothers, they help
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  • cheerfully and we should do the
  • 00:18:39.240 --> 00:18:41.070
  • same thing, right?
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  • How many know they were around
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  • to change your diapers, all
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  • right?
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  • And now you think that it's a
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  • big deal, it's a bother, when
  • 00:18:51.070 --> 00:18:53.190
  • they ask for help in some small
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  • thing, right?
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  • We should cheerfully, cheerfully
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  • do whatever we possibly can.
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  • Mamas handle stuff nobody else
  • 00:19:02.280 --> 00:19:04.280
  • can handle.
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  • They just do, all right?
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  • They do everything for everybody
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  • and they do it cheerfully,
  • 00:19:10.070 --> 00:19:11.270
  • right?
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  • So remember them gratefully, all
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  • right, whether it's a visit, a
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  • call, an email, but communicate,
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  • you know?
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  • Take her to the store, take her
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  • out for coffee, all right?
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  • Do whatever you possibly can.
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  • They're important.
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  • They're important to you,
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  • they're important to God.
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  • And let them know it.
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  • Let them feel it, all right?
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  • Remember how much you need 'em.
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  • They're--here's the thing.
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  • Very often this is what the
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  • devil tells parents as they get
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  • older: "You know, your life's
  • 00:19:44.250 --> 00:19:46.100
  • over and you are just a burden.
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  • You have no purpose.
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  • You're just an inconvenience,"
  • 00:19:51.250 --> 00:19:54.130
  • you know?
  • 00:19:54.130 --> 00:19:55.140
  • But even when they can't--they
  • 00:19:55.140 --> 00:19:57.210
  • can get over, they can't do a
  • 00:19:57.210 --> 00:19:58.290
  • lot of the things that they used
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  • to do.
  • 00:20:00.080 --> 00:20:01.250
  • But let me just say something.
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  • When they can't do anything
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  • else, they can and they will
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  • pray, right?
  • 00:20:07.060 --> 00:20:09.050
  • And I think that the older we
  • 00:20:09.050 --> 00:20:10.280
  • get, the more we need them.
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  • Now, you can check this out
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  • because you're gonna think this
  • 00:20:16.090 --> 00:20:17.030
  • isn't true.
  • 00:20:17.030 --> 00:20:18.010
  • This is a true story.
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  • In 1820, Peter Richley leaves
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  • England on his way to Australia
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  • in a boat.
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  • The boat gets in a storm and the
  • 00:20:27.160 --> 00:20:30.070
  • boat sinks, and Peter Richley is
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  • the sole survivor who gets
  • 00:20:33.120 --> 00:20:35.200
  • picked up by a boat that's
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  • passing by.
  • 00:20:36.140 --> 00:20:38.070
  • That boat also has trouble and
  • 00:20:38.070 --> 00:20:40.140
  • sinks, and Peter Richley gets
  • 00:20:40.230 --> 00:20:43.230
  • picked up by a third boat, which
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  • on its way to Australia, also
  • 00:20:46.240 --> 00:20:48.160
  • has trouble and sinks.
  • 00:20:48.220 --> 00:20:51.220
  • And Peter Richley gets picked up
  • 00:20:51.270 --> 00:20:54.270
  • by a fourth boat, which also
  • 00:20:55.210 --> 00:20:58.210
  • sinks.
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  • If I'd have been anybody coming
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  • past, I'd have just left that
  • 00:21:03.130 --> 00:21:04.230
  • guy in the water, you know?
  • 00:21:04.250 --> 00:21:07.250
  • But he gets picked up by a fifth
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  • boat which also has difficulties
  • 00:21:11.030 --> 00:21:14.030
  • and sinks.
  • 00:21:14.030 --> 00:21:16.150
  • And he is picked up by the sixth
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  • boat which is the--the boat's
  • 00:21:19.180 --> 00:21:21.160
  • name is the City of Leeds,
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  • L-E-E-D-S, all right?
  • 00:21:25.180 --> 00:21:28.180
  • He gets on the boat and he's
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  • examined by the physician who
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  • gives him a clean bill of health
  • 00:21:33.010 --> 00:21:35.100
  • and the physician and the
  • 00:21:35.100 --> 00:21:36.090
  • captain approach him and say to
  • 00:21:36.090 --> 00:21:39.010
  • him--he said, "We're getting
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  • close to Australia now."
  • 00:21:42.000 --> 00:21:44.050
  • And he said, "But we have a
  • 00:21:44.050 --> 00:21:45.070
  • request of you."
  • 00:21:45.070 --> 00:21:46.220
  • He says, "Well, anything,
  • 00:21:46.220 --> 00:21:47.170
  • because you saved my life."
  • 00:21:47.170 --> 00:21:49.290
  • He said, "We have an elderly
  • 00:21:49.290 --> 00:21:51.170
  • woman who is a passenger on this
  • 00:21:51.170 --> 00:21:53.050
  • boat and she has befriended
  • 00:21:53.050 --> 00:21:56.050
  • herself to the entire crew, and
  • 00:21:56.050 --> 00:21:58.160
  • she would recognize any crew
  • 00:21:58.160 --> 00:22:00.290
  • member but she is on her way to
  • 00:22:01.100 --> 00:22:04.100
  • Australia to see her son who she
  • 00:22:04.240 --> 00:22:07.240
  • has not seen in ten years.
  • 00:22:08.020 --> 00:22:11.020
  • And she's going to be reconciled
  • 00:22:11.020 --> 00:22:14.020
  • to her son.
  • 00:22:14.020 --> 00:22:15.230
  • And she just keeps praying,
  • 00:22:15.230 --> 00:22:17.080
  • 'God, let me just see my son one
  • 00:22:17.080 --> 00:22:18.190
  • more time.'
  • 00:22:18.190 --> 00:22:20.060
  • Now because she would recognize
  • 00:22:20.060 --> 00:22:22.130
  • any crew member,
  • 00:22:22.130 --> 00:22:24.140
  • would you please just go down
  • 00:22:24.140 --> 00:22:26.060
  • and pretend to be her son?
  • 00:22:26.060 --> 00:22:27.250
  • She has a fever.
  • 00:22:27.250 --> 00:22:30.140
  • She's in and out of
  • 00:22:30.140 --> 00:22:31.060
  • consciousness.
  • 00:22:31.060 --> 00:22:32.040
  • We don't even think she's gonna
  • 00:22:32.040 --> 00:22:33.030
  • live to make it to Australia.
  • 00:22:33.060 --> 00:22:36.060
  • But if you'd just go down and
  • 00:22:36.060 --> 00:22:37.010
  • pretend to be her son," he said,
  • 00:22:37.010 --> 00:22:39.000
  • "we'd just greatly appreciate
  • 00:22:39.000 --> 00:22:39.250
  • it."
  • 00:22:39.250 --> 00:22:40.140
  • Again, he said, "Well, you saved
  • 00:22:40.140 --> 00:22:41.100
  • my life.
  • 00:22:41.100 --> 00:22:42.140
  • I'll do anything."
  • 00:22:42.140 --> 00:22:44.020
  • So he goes down.
  • 00:22:44.020 --> 00:22:45.220
  • They go into this small room
  • 00:22:45.220 --> 00:22:47.040
  • and, sure enough, there's a
  • 00:22:47.040 --> 00:22:48.140
  • frail elderly woman, gray hair,
  • 00:22:49.070 --> 00:22:52.070
  • and she is saying, as he walks
  • 00:22:52.070 --> 00:22:54.240
  • in the room, "O God, just let me
  • 00:22:55.010 --> 00:22:58.010
  • see my son one more time."
  • 00:22:58.010 --> 00:23:00.280
  • And when Peter Richley saw her,
  • 00:23:00.280 --> 00:23:03.110
  • he just begins to weep because
  • 00:23:03.110 --> 00:23:06.060
  • it is his mother, Sarah Richley,
  • 00:23:07.190 --> 00:23:10.190
  • from whom he has been estranged
  • 00:23:10.190 --> 00:23:12.000
  • for ten years.
  • 00:23:12.000 --> 00:23:14.170
  • And she is on her way to find
  • 00:23:14.170 --> 00:23:15.290
  • him in Australia.
  • 00:23:15.290 --> 00:23:18.150
  • Listen, five boats sinking
  • 00:23:19.260 --> 00:23:22.260
  • didn't have the ability to take
  • 00:23:22.260 --> 00:23:25.180
  • him down because he had a mother
  • 00:23:25.270 --> 00:23:28.270
  • that was praying.
  • 00:23:35.240 --> 00:23:38.240
  • There are some of you, you
  • 00:23:39.020 --> 00:23:42.020
  • should be dead.
  • 00:23:42.020 --> 00:23:44.140
  • But there's a mother that's
  • 00:23:44.140 --> 00:23:45.100
  • praying.
  • 00:23:45.100 --> 00:23:47.000
  • You were bound by addiction, you
  • 00:23:47.000 --> 00:23:48.190
  • were broken, you were in
  • 00:23:48.190 --> 00:23:51.050
  • bondage.
  • 00:23:51.050 --> 00:23:52.040
  • But there's a mother that's
  • 00:23:52.040 --> 00:23:53.230
  • praying.
  • 00:23:53.230 --> 00:23:55.280
  • There's a mother that's praying
  • 00:23:55.280 --> 00:23:57.030
  • and when your parents can do
  • 00:23:57.030 --> 00:23:58.240
  • nothing else, they can
  • 00:23:58.240 --> 00:24:00.240
  • - Duane: I wanna ask you
  • 00:24:03.110 --> 00:24:04.030
  • something.
  • 00:24:04.030 --> 00:24:05.040
  • Have you received Jesus or do
  • 00:24:05.040 --> 00:24:06.250
  • you just know about him?
  • 00:24:06.250 --> 00:24:08.050
  • Because so often, we know about
  • 00:24:08.050 --> 00:24:09.180
  • God, we know about Jesus, but
  • 00:24:09.210 --> 00:24:12.210
  • that knowledge has not changed
  • 00:24:12.210 --> 00:24:13.290
  • our life.
  • 00:24:13.290 --> 00:24:14.220
  • So the Bible says: "To as many
  • 00:24:14.220 --> 00:24:16.030
  • as receive him, to them he gives
  • 00:24:16.030 --> 00:24:18.130
  • the right to be the children of
  • 00:24:18.130 --> 00:24:19.220
  • God."
  • 00:24:19.220 --> 00:24:20.180
  • It's not enough to just know
  • 00:24:20.180 --> 00:24:22.100
  • about him.
  • 00:24:22.100 --> 00:24:23.050
  • We need to receive him as our
  • 00:24:23.050 --> 00:24:24.160
  • Lord, as our Savior.
  • 00:24:24.160 --> 00:24:26.200
  • And if you're saying, "I need to
  • 00:24:26.200 --> 00:24:28.160
  • get right with God today.
  • 00:24:28.160 --> 00:24:29.230
  • I'm away from God.
  • 00:24:29.230 --> 00:24:31.070
  • I've never received him.
  • 00:24:31.070 --> 00:24:32.110
  • I know about him," would you bow
  • 00:24:32.110 --> 00:24:34.020
  • your head and pray this prayer
  • 00:24:34.020 --> 00:24:35.070
  • with me?
  • 00:24:35.070 --> 00:24:36.070
  • And we're gonna do what the
  • 00:24:36.070 --> 00:24:36.280
  • Bible says and we're gonna
  • 00:24:36.280 --> 00:24:38.000
  • receive Jesus.
  • 00:24:38.000 --> 00:24:40.140
  • Just make these words your own.
  • 00:24:40.140 --> 00:24:41.200
  • Say: "O God, I believe Jesus
  • 00:24:41.200 --> 00:24:44.160
  • died on the cross.
  • 00:24:44.160 --> 00:24:46.050
  • I believe his blood paid for my
  • 00:24:46.050 --> 00:24:47.190
  • sins and I believe that he rose
  • 00:24:47.190 --> 00:24:49.240
  • again.
  • 00:24:49.240 --> 00:24:51.120
  • And today, I give him all of my
  • 00:24:51.120 --> 00:24:53.170
  • heart and all of my life.
  • 00:24:53.170 --> 00:24:56.100
  • And I receive him as my Lord and
  • 00:24:56.100 --> 00:24:58.230
  • Savior.
  • 00:24:58.230 --> 00:24:59.240
  • I'm gonna live for him every
  • 00:24:59.240 --> 00:25:01.120
  • day.
  • 00:25:01.120 --> 00:25:02.180
  • I thank you you've heard my
  • 00:25:02.180 --> 00:25:03.170
  • prayer, that I'm forgiven, my
  • 00:25:03.170 --> 00:25:05.190
  • past has gone, I'm a part of
  • 00:25:05.190 --> 00:25:07.140
  • your kingdom today and forever,
  • 00:25:07.280 --> 00:25:10.280
  • in Jesus's name, amen."
  • 00:25:10.280 --> 00:25:13.080
  • Now, if you prayed that prayer
  • 00:25:13.080 --> 00:25:14.150
  • from your heart and you received
  • 00:25:14.150 --> 00:25:15.260
  • him, God heard that prayer and
  • 00:25:15.260 --> 00:25:18.040
  • you are forgiven and right with
  • 00:25:18.040 --> 00:25:19.150
  • God.
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