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A Meaningful Christmas

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  • - Jerry Dirmann: This Christmas
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  • there's a message from God,
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  • sayin', "I've got somethin'
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  • for you today."
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  • I've got somethin'
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  • for you today.
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  • I wanna help you
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  • with what you have."
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  • Now, some of you may
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  • - Jerry: And the Lord says,
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  • "I not only wanna restore
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  • what you've lost,
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  • I wanna restore you.
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  • I wanna restore your heart.
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  • I wanna restore your confidence.
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  • I wanna restore your joy,
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  • your peace.
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  • I wanna make an example out of
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  • your life so that other people
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  • can say, 'That's what I want
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  • One word from God
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  • - Jerry: Hello,
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  • Jerry Dirmann here.
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  • Welcome to "Solid Life."
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  • I don't know about you,
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  • but I love the Christmas season.
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  • And we are here in this amazing
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  • season to celebrate
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  • the birth of the Lord Jesus.
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  • And today I've got a message
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  • for you called,
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  • "A Meaningful Christmas."
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  • So open your heart to receive,
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  • and I'll be back at
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  • - Jerry: Luke chapter 2, verses
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  • 8 and 9, reading loudly and
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  • together, let's read: "Now there
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  • were in the same country
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  • shepherds living out in the
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  • fields, keeping watch over their
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  • flock by night.
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  • And behold, an angel of the Lord
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  • stood before them, and the glory
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  • of the Lord shone around them,
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  • and they were greatly afraid.
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  • Then the angel said to them,
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  • 'Do not be afraid, for behold, I
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  • bring you good tidings of great
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  • joy which will be to all people.
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  • For there is born to you
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  • this day in the city of David
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  • a Savior,
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  • who is Christ the Lord.'"
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  • You can stop reading.
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  • "'And this will be the sign to
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  • you: You will find a Babe
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  • wrapped in swaddling cloths,
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  • lying in a manger.'
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  • And suddenly there was
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  • with the angel a multitude
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  • of heavenly hosts praising God
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  • and saying: 'Glory to God
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  • in the highest, and on earth
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  • peace, goodwill toward men!'
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  • So it was, when the angels
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  • had gone away from them into
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  • heaven, that the shepherds said
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  • to one another, 'Let us now go
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  • to Bethlehem and see this thing
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  • that has come to pass, which the
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  • Lord has made known to us.'
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  • And they came with haste
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  • and found Mary and Joseph,
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  • and the Babe lying in a manger.
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  • Now when they had seen him, they
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  • made widely known the saying
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  • which was told them concerning
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  • this Child.
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  • And all those who heard it
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  • marveled at those things
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  • which were told them
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  • by the shepherds."
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  • I wanna give you
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  • three points today.
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  • And number one is this:
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  • Listen to the Christmas story
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  • for yourself.
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  • Listen to the Christmas story
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  • for yourself.
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  • Number two: Experience Jesus
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  • for yourself.
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  • Experience Jesus for yourself.
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  • And number three: Help others
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  • hear about and experience Jesus.
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  • Help others hear about
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  • and experience Jesus.
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  • Let's talk about this first one.
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  • Listen to the Christmas story
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  • for yourself.
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  • In Luke chapter 2, verse 10 the
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  • Bible says: "Then the angel said
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  • to them, 'Do not be afraid, for
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  • behold, I bring you good tidings
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  • of great joy which will be to
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  • all people.'"
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  • Here's somethin'
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  • I didn't catch before.
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  • God sent angels.
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  • You know, in the Greek the word
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  • "angel," it means "messenger."
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  • So God has created these
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  • messengers, many messengers,
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  • angels, and he sent some of
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  • these messengers to these
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  • shepherds.
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  • Think about it.
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  • Not to the king.
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  • Not to the rulers, the religious
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  • rulers.
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  • To the shepherds.
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  • I mean, these lowly people out
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  • in the fields.
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  • They don't have the jobs or the
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  • occupations of high esteem.
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  • But notice, very intentionally,
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  • God is saying, "No, I want the
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  • common person out there to know
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  • that this is a big deal."
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  • And so the angels come, and
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  • here's the message: "Behold, I
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  • bring you," "I bring you good
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  • tidings of great joy."
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  • Look at this, "I bring you,"
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  • who?
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  • The shepherds.
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  • "I bring you."
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  • "I bring you good tidings of
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  • great joy."
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  • And then he says this: "Which
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  • will be for all people."
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  • "That this is going to come to
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  • all people.
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  • But right now, I'm talkin' to
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  • you."
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  • Sometimes we can think of
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  • Christmas, and especially in a
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  • church context, as an
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  • opportunity, 'cause we talk
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  • about that, an opportunity to
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  • bring people, to win people to
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  • Jesus and everything.
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  • But I want you to notice, these
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  • angels from God Almighty were
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  • sent to these shepherds, and it
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  • says, "No, first we're bringin'
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  • it to you."
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  • And I wanna tell ya today,
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  • Christmas is not just through
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  • you.
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  • Christmas is to you.
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  • Christmas is to you.
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  • This Christmas, this Christmas,
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  • this year, there's a messenger
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  • sent.
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  • Of course, Jesus is the primary
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  • Messenger.
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  • But I'm a messenger today sent
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  • to tell you that Jesus came to
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  • love and minister to you, to
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  • bring you good news about your
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  • life, about how much God loves
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  • you, about how much God cares
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  • about you, about how much God
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  • wants to help you with what
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  • you're going through in your
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  • life.
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  • I don't know what exactly each
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  • of you are going through, but I
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  • know this.
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  • Everybody has something weighing
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  • on you.
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  • Everyone has a challenge that
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  • they're facing.
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  • And I want you to know that the
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  • Christmas message to you, number
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  • one, like to these shepherds,
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  • "Behold, I bring you some good
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  • tidings of great joy."
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  • In other words, "You are gonna
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  • be so excited when this baby
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  • grows up and does what he's
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  • gonna do."
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  • Well, thank God, he's already
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  • grown up and done what he came
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  • to do.
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  • Isn't that right?
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  • But he said, "You're gonna be so
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  • excited because he came to make
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  • changes in your life that you
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  • can't make, and no one else can
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  • make for you.
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  • I came to bring you good news,"
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  • these angels said."
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  • But what I love about this is
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  • they said, "Which will be to all
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  • people."
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  • In other words, "Yeah, this is
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  • gonna go to everybody else too,
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  • but right now, God wanted us to
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  • bring this to you and say this
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  • is a good news for you."
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  • I don't know what's goin' on
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  • with you today, but I know this.
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  • This Christmas there's a message
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  • from God sayin', "I've got
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  • somethin' for you today.
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  • I've got somethin' for you
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  • today.
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  • I wanna help you with what you
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  • have."
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  • Now, some of you may need
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  • salvation.
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  • You need the blood of Jesus to
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  • cleanse your sins away because
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  • you don't have eternal life if
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  • he hasn't.
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  • You need that.
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  • The good news is that's why he
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  • came.
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  • Listen to John 3:16 from the
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  • Amplified Bible.
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  • I don't always use the
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  • Amplified, but I just loved the
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  • way this read: "For God so
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  • greatly loved and dearly prized
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  • the world, that he [even] gave
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  • up his only begotten (unique)
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  • Son, so that whoever believes in
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  • trusts in (trusts in, clings
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  • to, relies on) him should not
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  • perish," or shall not perish,
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  • "(come to destruction, be lost)
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  • but have eternal
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  • (everlasting) life."
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  • Don't you like that?
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  • Man, I mean, Jesus came to fix
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  • it all, to fix it all,
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  • to fix your eternity.
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  • So if you need salvation--but
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  • it's more than just salvation.
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  • Jesus said, "I have come in
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  • order that you might have life,
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  • life in all its fullness," John
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  • 10:10 from the Good News Bible.
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  • "I've come that you might have
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  • life in all its fullness."
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  • Jesus also said in Luke 4:18
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  • and 19: "'The Spirit of the Lord
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  • is upon me; he has appointed me
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  • to preach good news to the poor;
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  • he has sent me to heal the
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  • brokenhearted and to announce
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  • that captives shall be released
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  • and the blind shall see, that
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  • the downtrodden shall be freed
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  • from their oppressors, and that
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  • God is ready to give blessings
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  • to all who come to him.'"
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  • Praise God, "God is ready
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  • to give blessings to all
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  • who come to him."
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  • Jesus didn't come to bring
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  • bad news.
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  • Jesus came to bring good news,
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  • didn't he?
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  • Jesus didn't come to cause
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  • problems.
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  • Jesus came to solve the problems
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  • that we human beings already
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  • have, starting with sin,
  • 00:08:04.280 --> 00:08:06.210
  • starting with Satan, the devil,
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  • starting with fear and sickness,
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  • disease, addictions, bondages,
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  • emotional disorders,
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  • mental disorders, poverty,
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  • and the like.
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  • I remember when I was 18 years
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  • old, and I was raised in church.
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  • Thank God for my upbringing,
  • 00:08:28.200 --> 00:08:30.010
  • raised in church,
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  • raised by sincere parents
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  • who loved the Lord.
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  • Thank God.
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  • But I found myself comin' out of
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  • high school, bound with lust.
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  • Man, all that perverted talk in
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  • the locker rooms and everything.
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  • I mean, and before you know it,
  • 00:08:42.290 --> 00:08:45.230
  • it gets down in your heart.
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  • And even though I loved the
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  • Lord, went to church, wanted to
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  • be saved, wanted to serve Jesus,
  • 00:08:49.170 --> 00:08:51.260
  • before you know it, you're
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  • tellin' those perverse jokes,
  • 00:08:52.240 --> 00:08:54.190
  • you know?
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  • Because they just come to mind,
  • 00:08:55.070 --> 00:08:56.130
  • and they're funny,
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  • and you're sayin' it.
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  • Or the double meaning,
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  • innuendos, and all of that,
  • 00:09:00.290 --> 00:09:02.110
  • you're doin' that.
  • 00:09:02.110 --> 00:09:03.060
  • And before you know it, man,
  • 00:09:03.060 --> 00:09:04.000
  • you're bound.
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  • And I was bound.
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  • I was bound.
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  • So I got out of high school and
  • 00:09:07.090 --> 00:09:08.170
  • I was bound with lust.
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  • I thank God that we didn't have
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  • the Internet back then.
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  • No, I'm serious.
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  • Boy, things weren't just a click
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  • away.
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  • You had to go through a process
  • 00:09:21.140 --> 00:09:22.090
  • back then if you wanted to get
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  • ahold of anything.
  • 00:09:24.090 --> 00:09:25.060
  • Thank God I didn't have all of
  • 00:09:25.060 --> 00:09:26.240
  • that temptations.
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  • What many of you are dealin'
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  • with today, oh, dear Lord.
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  • God bless you.
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  • But let me tell ya,
  • 00:09:33.160 --> 00:09:34.070
  • there's hope.
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  • There's hope.
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  • There's hope.
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  • See, I began to seek
  • 00:09:37.050 --> 00:09:38.120
  • the Lord like crazy.
  • 00:09:38.120 --> 00:09:39.210
  • And I heard some preaching
  • 00:09:39.210 --> 00:09:42.190
  • of the Word of God that
  • 00:09:42.190 --> 00:09:43.280
  • convinced me that because I was
  • 00:09:44.050 --> 00:09:47.050
  • born again, even though I had
  • 00:09:47.050 --> 00:09:48.240
  • a sin problem, even though I had
  • 00:09:48.240 --> 00:09:50.210
  • a flesh problem, even though
  • 00:09:50.210 --> 00:09:52.240
  • I had a mind problem,
  • 00:09:52.240 --> 00:09:55.240
  • my mind was carnal.
  • 00:09:55.240 --> 00:09:57.190
  • My flesh was walkin' in sin and
  • 00:09:57.190 --> 00:10:00.010
  • lust and bound.
  • 00:10:00.010 --> 00:10:02.190
  • But even though I had that
  • 00:10:02.190 --> 00:10:03.230
  • problem, because in my spirit I
  • 00:10:03.230 --> 00:10:05.250
  • was makin' Jesus Lord and
  • 00:10:05.250 --> 00:10:07.090
  • confessing sin, and callin' out
  • 00:10:07.090 --> 00:10:09.060
  • to him, some preaching of the
  • 00:10:09.180 --> 00:10:12.180
  • Word of God taught me that he
  • 00:10:12.180 --> 00:10:14.120
  • made, "God made Jesus who knew
  • 00:10:14.120 --> 00:10:16.190
  • no sin to be sin for us that I
  • 00:10:17.210 --> 00:10:20.210
  • might be made the righteousness
  • 00:10:20.210 --> 00:10:23.000
  • of God in Christ."
  • 00:10:23.000 --> 00:10:24.240
  • And the preaching came with such
  • 00:10:24.240 --> 00:10:27.090
  • clarity and power.
  • 00:10:27.090 --> 00:10:29.090
  • Oh, it slammed into my heart.
  • 00:10:29.090 --> 00:10:30.270
  • I'll never forget it, just cut
  • 00:10:30.270 --> 00:10:33.130
  • me to the heart, to see in the
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  • Bible that a person like me that
  • 00:10:38.140 --> 00:10:41.140
  • was struggling with sin had hope
  • 00:10:42.030 --> 00:10:45.030
  • because Jesus had already died
  • 00:10:45.030 --> 00:10:47.250
  • for all of that sin, past,
  • 00:10:47.250 --> 00:10:50.070
  • present, and future.
  • 00:10:50.070 --> 00:10:51.160
  • And that he took his
  • 00:10:53.000 --> 00:10:56.000
  • righteousness, you know, he was
  • 00:10:56.000 --> 00:10:57.160
  • born sinless, and then he
  • 00:10:57.160 --> 00:10:59.100
  • resisted temptation his whole
  • 00:10:59.100 --> 00:11:01.040
  • life on earth and did not sin,
  • 00:11:01.040 --> 00:11:03.210
  • and then took our sin and died
  • 00:11:03.210 --> 00:11:05.210
  • with it.
  • 00:11:05.210 --> 00:11:07.020
  • But he had righteousness.
  • 00:11:07.020 --> 00:11:09.010
  • He was declared righteous
  • 00:11:09.010 --> 00:11:11.080
  • because he endured temptation
  • 00:11:11.080 --> 00:11:13.210
  • and refused to sin.
  • 00:11:13.210 --> 00:11:16.100
  • He took his righteousness and
  • 00:11:16.100 --> 00:11:17.290
  • handed it to us as a free gift.
  • 00:11:18.200 --> 00:11:21.200
  • We didn't earn it.
  • 00:11:21.200 --> 00:11:23.060
  • We couldn't do anything
  • 00:11:23.060 --> 00:11:24.070
  • to get it.
  • 00:11:24.070 --> 00:11:24.250
  • We can't do anything to keep it.
  • 00:11:24.250 --> 00:11:27.220
  • But see, this gospel of what
  • 00:11:27.220 --> 00:11:29.080
  • Jesus did in the great exchange,
  • 00:11:29.080 --> 00:11:32.020
  • taking my sin and handing me
  • 00:11:32.020 --> 00:11:34.030
  • freely his righteousness that he
  • 00:11:34.030 --> 00:11:36.030
  • earned that I could not earned.
  • 00:11:37.000 --> 00:11:40.000
  • And I realized from the
  • 00:11:40.000 --> 00:11:41.170
  • preaching of the Word that I,
  • 00:11:41.170 --> 00:11:43.070
  • the born-again spirit inside, am
  • 00:11:43.070 --> 00:11:46.040
  • the righteousness of God in
  • 00:11:46.040 --> 00:11:48.240
  • Christ Jesus.
  • 00:11:48.240 --> 00:11:49.290
  • So even though my flesh is
  • 00:11:49.290 --> 00:11:51.020
  • havin' trouble, my mind's havin'
  • 00:11:51.020 --> 00:11:52.200
  • trouble, inside God looks at me
  • 00:11:52.200 --> 00:11:55.150
  • and he sees a righteous man,
  • 00:11:55.210 --> 00:11:58.210
  • a man of God.
  • 00:11:58.210 --> 00:12:00.120
  • Oh, that just slammed into me
  • 00:12:00.120 --> 00:12:02.030
  • so deeply.
  • 00:12:02.030 --> 00:12:04.090
  • Here, at 30 years later,
  • 00:12:04.090 --> 00:12:06.040
  • it brings tears to my eyes
  • 00:12:06.040 --> 00:12:07.200
  • because I remember the bondage.
  • 00:12:07.200 --> 00:12:10.000
  • I remember the paralysis of my
  • 00:12:10.260 --> 00:12:13.260
  • life, of failure goin' somewhere
  • 00:12:13.260 --> 00:12:15.180
  • to happen because of the guilt
  • 00:12:15.180 --> 00:12:17.220
  • and the shame.
  • 00:12:17.220 --> 00:12:19.230
  • And then, to hear that gospel
  • 00:12:19.230 --> 00:12:22.070
  • that cuts you to the heart, and
  • 00:12:22.070 --> 00:12:23.250
  • you know, "Oh, he loves me.
  • 00:12:23.250 --> 00:12:26.070
  • Oh, he cares about me.
  • 00:12:26.070 --> 00:12:28.140
  • Oh, he forgave me.
  • 00:12:28.140 --> 00:12:31.120
  • I'm righteous inside, even
  • 00:12:31.120 --> 00:12:32.230
  • though I'm still struggling on
  • 00:12:32.230 --> 00:12:33.280
  • the outside."
  • 00:12:33.280 --> 00:12:34.190
  • See, and when I latched onto
  • 00:12:34.190 --> 00:12:36.040
  • that revelation, that truth of
  • 00:12:37.070 --> 00:12:40.070
  • what Jesus did, and began to see
  • 00:12:40.070 --> 00:12:43.020
  • myself like that, and began to
  • 00:12:43.020 --> 00:12:45.260
  • walk around my bedroom and say,
  • 00:12:45.260 --> 00:12:48.010
  • "I'm a man of God.
  • 00:12:48.010 --> 00:12:49.160
  • I'm the righteousness of God in
  • 00:12:49.160 --> 00:12:50.270
  • Christ.
  • 00:12:50.270 --> 00:12:51.160
  • 'For he made him who knew no sin
  • 00:12:51.160 --> 00:12:52.230
  • to be sin for me that I might
  • 00:12:52.230 --> 00:12:54.160
  • become the righteousness of God
  • 00:12:54.160 --> 00:12:55.290
  • in Christ.'"
  • 00:12:55.290 --> 00:12:58.050
  • And as a teenager,
  • 00:12:58.050 --> 00:12:59.180
  • as a teenager,
  • 00:12:59.180 --> 00:13:00.240
  • quoting 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • 00:13:01.010 --> 00:13:04.010
  • over and over, and over,
  • 00:13:04.010 --> 00:13:04.250
  • and personalizing it,
  • 00:13:04.250 --> 00:13:06.270
  • along with other passages,
  • 00:13:06.270 --> 00:13:08.080
  • John 8:31 and 32, which says:
  • 00:13:08.290 --> 00:13:11.290
  • "'If you abide in my Word,
  • 00:13:11.290 --> 00:13:14.020
  • you'll be my disciples.
  • 00:13:14.020 --> 00:13:15.100
  • Indeed, you'll know the truth
  • 00:13:15.100 --> 00:13:16.080
  • and the truth'll make
  • 00:13:16.080 --> 00:13:16.260
  • you free.'"
  • 00:13:16.260 --> 00:13:17.150
  • Just meditating,
  • 00:13:17.150 --> 00:13:18.130
  • meditating, declaring those
  • 00:13:18.130 --> 00:13:19.210
  • things, those truths became
  • 00:13:19.210 --> 00:13:21.150
  • real to me.
  • 00:13:21.150 --> 00:13:22.200
  • I believed them, even though my
  • 00:13:22.200 --> 00:13:24.090
  • life didn't show them.
  • 00:13:24.090 --> 00:13:26.120
  • And what happened was, because I
  • 00:13:26.120 --> 00:13:27.240
  • latched onto that gospel, that
  • 00:13:27.240 --> 00:13:29.150
  • good news, of what Jesus did, it
  • 00:13:29.150 --> 00:13:32.090
  • delivered me from bondage.
  • 00:13:32.090 --> 00:13:34.220
  • It delivered me from lust.
  • 00:13:34.220 --> 00:13:36.010
  • I knew who I was.
  • 00:13:36.010 --> 00:13:37.220
  • I knew, see?
  • 00:13:37.220 --> 00:13:38.210
  • I knew.
  • 00:13:38.210 --> 00:13:39.090
  • I knew.
  • 00:13:39.090 --> 00:13:40.040
  • And since that time, I've had a
  • 00:13:40.040 --> 00:13:41.060
  • passion to help other people to
  • 00:13:41.060 --> 00:13:42.250
  • get free from bondage.
  • 00:13:42.250 --> 00:13:45.180
  • And I know we've helped
  • 00:13:45.180 --> 00:13:46.240
  • thousands of people get
  • 00:13:46.240 --> 00:13:47.230
  • delivered just with the truths
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  • that are in OSL and such, that
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  • truth about righteousness, that
  • 00:13:50.280 --> 00:13:52.260
  • truth of the great exchange,
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  • that truth of righteousness
  • 00:13:55.060 --> 00:13:57.130
  • consciousness, and such.
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  • See, these things are in the
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  • Bible.
  • 00:14:00.060 --> 00:14:01.230
  • But when you hear these truths,
  • 00:14:01.230 --> 00:14:03.190
  • they bypass the intellect and
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  • they go down into your heart and
  • 00:14:05.040 --> 00:14:07.020
  • they make you free.
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  • They deliver you.
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  • with, and what Jesus did to
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  • impact on you, when you share
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  • Because down at the core we're
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  • soul, and body.
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  • Some of us have born-again
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  • spirits.
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  • Others don't.
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  • But when you begin to relate
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  • down with feelings, and
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  • emotions, and struggles, and
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  • fears, and such, when you allow
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  • yourself to get that personal,
  • 00:17:06.050 --> 00:17:09.050
  • it's more general.
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  • It relates to more people
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  • because everybody has that kinda
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  • stuff down on the inside.
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  • And think about this.
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  • Every once in a while I think
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  • about it.
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  • Today we have over 7 billion
  • 00:17:20.260 --> 00:17:23.080
  • people on the planet.
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  • Over 3 billion people have never
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  • heard a clear gospel message.
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  • And a billion and a half people
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  • have never even heard the name
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  • Jesus one time, haven't even
  • 00:17:35.060 --> 00:17:37.290
  • heard it.
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  • And some estimate that there may
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  • be 1 billion that are truly born
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  • again on the planet.
  • 00:17:45.120 --> 00:17:48.120
  • And think about this, out of
  • 00:17:48.120 --> 00:17:50.090
  • over 7 billion people, how is it
  • 00:17:51.100 --> 00:17:54.100
  • that the gospel of Jesus Christ
  • 00:17:55.060 --> 00:17:58.060
  • somehow came to your ears and
  • 00:17:58.060 --> 00:18:01.030
  • heart in a way that you believed
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  • it, received the Lord Jesus, and
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  • now you, as one of the minority,
  • 00:18:08.080 --> 00:18:11.080
  • have eternal life?
  • 00:18:11.080 --> 00:18:13.100
  • What if you were born in a place
  • 00:18:13.100 --> 00:18:14.060
  • where you didn't hear?
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  • Just that concept alone should
  • 00:18:18.140 --> 00:18:21.010
  • make us feel so blessed, so
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  • blessed.
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  • The loving God somehow, some
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  • way, was able to get this first
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  • message from these angels to the
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  • shepherds, was able to get it
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  • all the way, couple of thousand
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  • years later, on the other side
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  • of the world, to us so that we
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  • could be saved, so that we could
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  • have life in the Lord Jesus.
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  • See, this is precious.
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  • Here's what I believe, and I
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  • think you'll believe it too.
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  • If you really believe that Jesus
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  • is the only answer, that he is
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  • the only way, you'll tell
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  • people.
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  • If you really believe that the
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  • people that are not born again
  • 00:18:57.210 --> 00:18:59.080
  • will not make it to heaven, but
  • 00:18:59.080 --> 00:19:01.080
  • they'll go to hell eternally and
  • 00:19:01.080 --> 00:19:02.220
  • suffer without Jesus, you'll
  • 00:19:02.220 --> 00:19:04.210
  • make it known.
  • 00:19:04.210 --> 00:19:06.270
  • Somehow or another, we kinda
  • 00:19:06.270 --> 00:19:09.020
  • believe it sometimes, but we
  • 00:19:09.020 --> 00:19:10.150
  • believe that it's possibly not
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  • true enough to risk our
  • 00:19:13.250 --> 00:19:16.070
  • reputations on this, to risk our
  • 00:19:16.070 --> 00:19:18.280
  • reputations.
  • 00:19:18.280 --> 00:19:20.000
  • But these shepherds, don't you
  • 00:19:20.000 --> 00:19:21.020
  • love 'em?
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  • Man, they just made it widely
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  • known.
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  • And this is what Jesus told us
  • 00:19:23.220 --> 00:19:24.130
  • to do: "Go into all the world
  • 00:19:24.130 --> 00:19:25.190
  • and preach the gospel to every
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  • creature."
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  • He said, "I'm the way, the
  • 00:19:28.040 --> 00:19:28.280
  • truth, and the life.
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  • No one comes to the Father but
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  • by me."
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  • He's the only way.
  • 00:19:31.200 --> 00:19:32.230
  • And then let me give you one
  • 00:19:32.230 --> 00:19:33.170
  • more Scripture from
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  • 2 Corinthians 5:20 and 21: "So
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  • we are Christ's ambassadors; God
  • 00:19:37.240 --> 00:19:39.140
  • is making his appeal through us.
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  • We speak for Christ when we
  • 00:19:41.140 --> 00:19:42.250
  • plead, 'Come back to God!'
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  • For God made Christ,
  • 00:19:45.010 --> 00:19:46.060
  • who never sinned,
  • 00:19:46.060 --> 00:19:47.080
  • to be the offering for our sin,
  • 00:19:47.080 --> 00:19:49.080
  • so that we could be made right
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  • with God through Christ."
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  • Through Christ.
  • 00:19:55.000 --> 00:19:56.060
  • How can we make him widely
  • 00:19:56.060 --> 00:19:58.020
  • known?
  • 00:19:58.020 --> 00:19:59.190
  • Well, of course, we can just
  • 00:19:59.190 --> 00:20:00.160
  • share the gospel with people.
  • 00:20:00.160 --> 00:20:03.010
  • Just tell 'em about Jesus.
  • 00:20:03.010 --> 00:20:04.040
  • Tell 'em what Christmas means.
  • 00:20:04.040 --> 00:20:05.060
  • That's one way.
  • 00:20:05.060 --> 00:20:06.100
  • Here's another way that we have
  • 00:20:06.100 --> 00:20:07.070
  • an opportunity, is with our
  • 00:20:07.070 --> 00:20:08.160
  • Christmas services.
  • 00:20:08.160 --> 00:20:10.130
  • Now, let me just close.
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  • I wanna show you three pictures.
  • 00:20:11.070 --> 00:20:14.070
  • Let me show you this first one
  • 00:20:14.070 --> 00:20:14.250
  • Look at this owl.
  • 00:20:16.260 --> 00:20:18.020
  • And I wanted to show you that
  • 00:20:18.020 --> 00:20:19.100
  • because I'm relating this to
  • 00:20:19.100 --> 00:20:20.080
  • inviting people to church.
  • 00:20:20.080 --> 00:20:21.160
  • And you're like the owl.
  • 00:20:23.030 --> 00:20:26.030
  • And the people that you're
  • 00:20:26.030 --> 00:20:27.000
  • inviting are like the
  • 00:20:27.000 --> 00:20:27.270
  • unsuspecting mouse, and you're
  • 00:20:27.270 --> 00:20:29.230
  • just gonna come and latch your
  • 00:20:29.230 --> 00:20:31.190
  • talons into them.
  • 00:20:31.190 --> 00:20:32.210
  • No, no, no, that's not the
  • 00:20:32.210 --> 00:20:33.230
  • point.
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  • That's not the point.
  • 00:20:34.110 --> 00:20:35.110
  • That's not the point.
  • 00:20:35.110 --> 00:20:37.030
  • Here's the point.
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  • The point is really the
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  • photographer.
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  • If the photographer did not push
  • 00:20:41.240 --> 00:20:43.290
  • the button right then, a second
  • 00:20:43.290 --> 00:20:46.240
  • later it'd have been gone.
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  • You missed it.
  • 00:20:48.270 --> 00:20:49.290
  • You missed it.
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  • What I'm talkin' about is
  • 00:20:50.250 --> 00:20:51.150
  • timing, timing.
  • 00:20:52.010 --> 00:20:55.010
  • Takin' a photograph at the right
  • 00:20:55.010 --> 00:20:56.080
  • time catches something that
  • 00:20:56.080 --> 00:20:57.250
  • thousands and thousands
  • 00:20:57.250 --> 00:20:59.180
  • and thousands of people
  • 00:20:59.180 --> 00:21:00.270
  • will look at.
  • 00:21:00.270 --> 00:21:01.180
  • Otherwise, nobody would've
  • 00:21:01.180 --> 00:21:02.190
  • looked.
  • 00:21:02.190 --> 00:21:03.100
  • All you'd see is the tip of an
  • 00:21:03.100 --> 00:21:04.120
  • owl's wings, and you missed it,
  • 00:21:04.120 --> 00:21:06.060
  • right?
  • 00:21:06.060 --> 00:21:07.140
  • Look at this next shot.
  • 00:21:07.140 --> 00:21:09.240
  • Timing.
  • 00:21:13.040 --> 00:21:16.040
  • You think that guy's surprised?
  • 00:21:16.170 --> 00:21:19.170
  • He didn't even have a chance to
  • 00:21:19.170 --> 00:21:20.200
  • get mad yet.
  • 00:21:20.200 --> 00:21:21.140
  • He's just, he's scared.
  • 00:21:21.140 --> 00:21:24.090
  • He's scared.
  • 00:21:24.090 --> 00:21:25.170
  • Timing.
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  • How many of you know if the
  • 00:21:26.040 --> 00:21:27.020
  • photographer did not push the
  • 00:21:27.020 --> 00:21:28.110
  • button at the right time, nobody
  • 00:21:28.110 --> 00:21:30.070
  • would wanna see that shot of
  • 00:21:30.070 --> 00:21:32.000
  • just a man with a funny face,
  • 00:21:32.000 --> 00:21:33.200
  • right?
  • 00:21:33.200 --> 00:21:34.180
  • Nobody wants to see that, right?
  • 00:21:34.180 --> 00:21:35.290
  • Let me show you one more.
  • 00:21:35.290 --> 00:21:37.070
  • Ready?
  • 00:21:37.070 --> 00:21:37.280
  • Look at this.
  • 00:21:39.120 --> 00:21:42.120
  • That one takes a second look,
  • 00:21:42.120 --> 00:21:43.250
  • doesn't it?
  • 00:21:43.250 --> 00:21:45.070
  • Like, "What's goin' on there?"
  • 00:21:45.070 --> 00:21:47.120
  • It's just the angle, and it's
  • 00:21:47.120 --> 00:21:48.170
  • just the timing, and the way the
  • 00:21:48.170 --> 00:21:49.160
  • It's just timing.
  • 00:21:51.170 --> 00:21:52.170
  • Listen, here's the point.
  • 00:21:52.170 --> 00:21:55.130
  • We got 2 weeks.
  • 00:21:55.130 --> 00:21:58.020
  • I would say it's likely that
  • 00:21:58.150 --> 00:22:01.170
  • there are people that the Lord
  • 00:22:01.170 --> 00:22:02.240
  • wants us to invite.
  • 00:22:02.240 --> 00:22:04.030
  • And if they don't get saved this
  • 00:22:04.030 --> 00:22:05.020
  • Christmas, it's over.
  • 00:22:06.090 --> 00:22:09.090
  • Wouldn't you say that?
  • 00:22:09.090 --> 00:22:11.230
  • Because people are dying every
  • 00:22:11.230 --> 00:22:12.200
  • day.
  • 00:22:12.200 --> 00:22:14.200
  • And so this is not to guilt us
  • 00:22:14.200 --> 00:22:16.050
  • into it.
  • 00:22:16.050 --> 00:22:16.280
  • Man, we're so depending on the
  • 00:22:16.280 --> 00:22:17.240
  • Lord.
  • 00:22:17.240 --> 00:22:18.270
  • We can't do anything to help
  • 00:22:18.270 --> 00:22:19.220
  • people, except be a messenger,
  • 00:22:20.100 --> 00:22:23.100
  • and to make it known, and to
  • 00:22:23.100 --> 00:22:24.160
  • trust the Holy Spirit to touch
  • 00:22:24.160 --> 00:22:25.270
  • - Jerry: Okay, so here's what
  • 00:22:30.130 --> 00:22:31.010
  • we're talkin' about.
  • 00:22:31.010 --> 00:22:32.060
  • We're talkin' about this amazing
  • 00:22:32.060 --> 00:22:32.290
  • season of the year called
  • 00:22:32.290 --> 00:22:34.290
  • Christmas.
  • 00:22:34.290 --> 00:22:36.160
  • this whole month of December,
  • 00:22:38.170 --> 00:22:40.070
  • people are more willing to go to
  • 00:22:40.070 --> 00:22:41.270
  • church than at any other time of
  • 00:22:41.270 --> 00:22:43.240
  • the year.
  • 00:22:43.240 --> 00:22:44.140
  • So people that you think may
  • 00:22:44.140 --> 00:22:45.170
  • reject you if you invite them
  • 00:22:45.170 --> 00:22:47.020
  • all year long, for whatever
  • 00:22:47.020 --> 00:22:48.180
  • reason, I don't know if it's the
  • 00:22:48.180 --> 00:22:49.280
  • Christmas carols at the mall or
  • 00:22:49.280 --> 00:22:51.250
  • just the whole spirit of this
  • 00:22:51.250 --> 00:22:53.280
  • season, but for whatever reason,
  • 00:22:53.280 --> 00:22:55.220
  • people are willing to go to
  • 00:22:55.220 --> 00:22:56.240
  • church.
  • 00:22:56.240 --> 00:22:57.160
  • And so I wanna encourage you.
  • 00:22:57.160 --> 00:22:59.050
  • Whatever church you attend, if
  • 00:22:59.050 --> 00:23:00.150
  • you don't attend, start
  • 00:23:00.150 --> 00:23:01.240
  • attending a church.
  • 00:23:01.240 --> 00:23:03.050
  • This is what God has called all
  • 00:23:03.050 --> 00:23:04.080
  • believers to do.
  • 00:23:04.080 --> 00:23:05.250
  • But let's pray right now that
  • 00:23:05.250 --> 00:23:07.140
  • God will give us the boldness,
  • 00:23:07.140 --> 00:23:09.070
  • and that the Holy Spirit will
  • 00:23:09.070 --> 00:23:10.140
  • lead us to invite just the right
  • 00:23:10.140 --> 00:23:12.120
  • neighbors or colleagues or other
  • 00:23:12.120 --> 00:23:13.280
  • students at school to come to
  • 00:23:13.280 --> 00:23:16.190
  • church with us this Christmas
  • 00:23:16.190 --> 00:23:18.260
  • season, and just trust that the
  • 00:23:18.260 --> 00:23:20.130
  • Holy Spirit will tug on their
  • 00:23:20.130 --> 00:23:21.260
  • heart when you bring the
  • 00:23:21.260 --> 00:23:23.240
  • invitation.
  • 00:23:23.240 --> 00:23:25.080
  • And so, Father, we come in
  • 00:23:25.080 --> 00:23:26.040
  • Jesus' name.
  • 00:23:26.040 --> 00:23:27.020
  • We pray that you would use us as
  • 00:23:27.020 --> 00:23:28.190
  • instruments to lead people to
  • 00:23:30.240 --> 00:23:33.240
  • come to church so that they can
  • 00:23:33.240 --> 00:23:36.050
  • hear the good news about Jesus,
  • 00:23:36.050 --> 00:23:38.180
  • so that they can be saved and be
  • 00:23:38.180 --> 00:23:40.110
  • welcomed into a church family,
  • 00:23:40.110 --> 00:23:43.050
  • hopefully.
  • 00:23:43.050 --> 00:23:44.040
  • Lord, lead us by your Spirit,
  • 00:23:44.040 --> 00:23:46.000
  • but certainly, Lord, by your
  • 00:23:46.000 --> 00:23:47.140
  • power.
  • 00:23:47.140 --> 00:23:48.050
  • Tug on people's hearts so that
  • 00:23:48.050 --> 00:23:49.120
  • as we give the invitation, or
  • 00:23:49.120 --> 00:23:50.240
  • afterward, that they'll just
  • 00:23:50.240 --> 00:23:52.280
  • think inside, "You know, I need
  • 00:23:52.280 --> 00:23:55.100
  • to do it."
  • 00:23:55.100 --> 00:23:56.100
  • Or, "My family and I needs to go
  • 00:23:56.100 --> 00:23:58.070
  • to church."
  • 00:23:58.070 --> 00:23:59.260
  • Lord, do your work as we do
  • 00:23:59.260 --> 00:24:01.050
  • ours, in Jesus' name, amen,
  • 00:24:01.180 --> 00:24:04.180
  • amen, amen.
  • 00:24:04.180 --> 00:24:05.230
  • And by the way, we're also
  • 00:24:05.230 --> 00:24:07.020
  • preparing for the new year.
  • 00:24:07.020 --> 00:24:09.240
  • And going into the new year,
  • 00:24:09.240 --> 00:24:11.240
  • we're always thinking, "Okay,
  • 00:24:11.240 --> 00:24:13.050
  • what does God wanna do in my
  • 00:24:13.050 --> 00:24:14.150
  • life this year?"
  • 00:24:14.150 --> 00:24:16.070
  • Well, some time ago I taught
  • 00:24:16.070 --> 00:24:17.220
  • this series called "Seeing Your
  • 00:24:17.220 --> 00:24:19.160
  • This is not so much just talkin'
  • 00:24:21.230 --> 00:24:23.060
  • about the Word of God comin' to
  • 00:24:23.060 --> 00:24:25.050
  • pass.
  • 00:24:25.050 --> 00:24:25.280
  • Yes, that's important.
  • 00:24:25.280 --> 00:24:26.290
  • But what about you word?
  • 00:24:26.290 --> 00:24:27.290
  • What about what God has said to
  • 00:24:27.290 --> 00:24:29.150
  • you?
  • 00:24:29.150 --> 00:24:30.080
  • I would love to give you this
  • 00:24:30.080 --> 00:24:31.280
  • series absolutely free.
  • 00:24:31.280 --> 00:24:33.190
  • If you'll just go to our
  • 00:24:33.190 --> 00:24:34.210
  • website, JerryDirmann.com, and
  • 00:24:34.210 --> 00:24:36.200
  • you'll click on the link that
  • 00:24:36.200 --> 00:24:38.130
  • looks just like this graphic,
  • 00:24:38.130 --> 00:24:40.000
  • you can download this entire
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  • series absolutely free.
  • 00:24:41.240 --> 00:24:43.250
  • I believe it'll really warm your
  • 00:24:43.250 --> 00:24:45.040
  • heart and prepare you to believe
  • 00:24:45.040 --> 00:24:46.230
  • And for those of you that would
  • 00:24:50.290 --> 00:24:51.270
  • like the hard copy, you can call
  • 00:24:51.270 --> 00:24:53.050
  • that number on your screen,
  • 00:24:53.050 --> 00:24:54.130
  • 1-800-544-8000, and don't forget
  • 00:24:54.130 --> 00:24:56.150
  • to set your DVR so that you
  • 00:24:56.150 --> 00:24:58.140
  • It'll always be available to you
  • 00:25:01.060 --> 00:25:02.200
  • on your screens.
  • 00:25:02.200 --> 00:25:04.050
  • Well, I've enjoyed bein' with ya
  • 00:25:04.050 --> 00:25:05.090
  • today.
  • 00:25:05.090 --> 00:25:06.060
  • Stay tuned for some important
  • 00:25:06.060 --> 00:25:07.050
  • messages.
  • 00:25:07.050 --> 00:25:08.190
  • And I hope to see ya next time.
  • 00:25:08.190 --> 00:25:10.110
  • God bless you,
  • 00:25:10.110 --> 00:25:11.110
  • - male announcer: The Christmas
  • 00:25:16.150 --> 00:25:17.040
  • season is a time to be reminded
  • 00:25:17.040 --> 00:25:18.040
  • that Jesus came so we could
  • 00:25:18.040 --> 00:25:19.160
  • receive his love and his
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  • salvation, and share that love
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