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December 23, 2016
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The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck

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  • [MUSIC]
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  • Erick Stakelbeck: THIS WEEK ON THE WATCHMAN WE ARE
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  • WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS, QUITE LITERALLY
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  • HERE ON THE SEA OF GALILEE.
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  • WE'RE GONNA TAKE TO YOU THE MAJOR POINTS OF JESUS'
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  • MINISTRY HERE IN THE GALILEE REGION AND
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  • YOU WILL SEE THE ROOTS OF YOUR FAITH.
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  • IT'S THE WATCHMAN, IT'S CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR
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  • ISRAEL ONLY RIGHT HERE ON TBN.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • AND WELCOME TO THE WATCHMAN.
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  • WELL, CHRISTMAS IS HERE AND FOLKS, IT IS MY
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  • FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR.
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  • NOW THAT USED TO BE BECAUSE I GOT PRESENTS
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  • AND HAD A VACATION FROM SCHOOL OR WORK.
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  • BUT THEN I GAVE MY LIFE TO JESUS, AND CHRISTMAS
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  • TOOK ON A WHOLE NEW MEANING.
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  • FOR ME, CHRISTMAS IS A TIME TO BE THANKFUL FOR
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  • EVERYTHING GOD HAS DONE FOR US, STARTING WITH
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  • HIS INCREDIBLE GRACE, HIM SENDING HIS SON
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  • INTO THE WORLD FOR US.
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  • THAT'S THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS BLESSING, NO
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  • MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE.
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  • BUT IF YOU'RE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES,
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  • THINK ABOUT IT.
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  • YOU HAVE MORE ABUNDANCE AND MATERIAL BLESSINGS
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  • THAN ANY NATION IN HISTORY.
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  • YOU HAVE FREE ELECTIONS AND THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE
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  • YOUR LEADERS, AND WE HAVE THE FREEDOM TO
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  • WORSHIP AS WE CHOOSE.
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  • SO CHRISTMAS IS A TIME TO BE THANKFUL FOR ALL OF
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  • THESE GREAT BLESSINGS, BUT IT IS ALSO A TIME TO
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  • REMEMBER THE LEAST OF YOUR BROTHERS
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  • AND SISTERS IN CHRIST.
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  • THIS CHRISTMAS COMPARE THE LIFE FOR A BELIEVER
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  • HERE IN THE UNITED STATES TO THE CHRISTIANS OF THE
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  • MIDDLE EAST, IN PLACES LIKE IRAQ AND SYRIA WHERE
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  • FOLLOWERS OF JESUS ARE LAYING DOWN THEIR LIVES
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  • FOR THEIR FAITH.
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  • THEY'RE HARASSED AND THREATENED AT EVERY TURN
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  • BY ISIS AND THE FORCES OF RADICAL ISLAM AS WE HERE
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  • IN THE STATES OPEN PRESENTS, EAT A NICE
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  • DINNER AND FREELY CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF OUR
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  • SAVIOR. NOW I KNOW THAT'S NOT PLEASANT TO THINK
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  • ABOUT DURING THIS JOYOUS BEAUTIFUL SEASON.
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  • BELIEVE ME.
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  • BUT I BELIEVE WE CANNOT LOOK AWAY.
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  • THAT'S WHY OUR TEAM HERE AT CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR
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  • ISRAEL HAS SPEARHEADED EFFORTS TO HELP THE
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  • PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS OF THE MIDDLE EAST WITH OUR
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  • "RAISE YOUR VOICE" CAMPAIGN.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN,
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  • MUCH WILL BE REQUIRED.
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  • THE BODY OF CHRIST IS NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER
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  • IN PLACES LIKE BETHLEHEM, THE BIRTHPLACE OF JESUS,
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  • WHERE CHRISTIANS ARE OFTEN TARGETED TODAY.
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  • A FEW MONTHS AGO I VISITED BETHLEHEM AND
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  • INTERVIEWED PASTOR STEVEN KHOURY, A GOOD FRIEND OF
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  • CUFI AND A BRAVE VOICE FOR TRUTH.
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  • - I GREW UP GETTING PHONE CALLS, 2:00, 3:00 A.M.
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  • IN THE MORNING, MY FATHER WOULD GET PHONE CALLS OF
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  • DEATH THREATS OR WHAT BE IT.
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  • I REMEMBER MY FATHER WOULD SAY MY DAYS ARE
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  • NUMBERED, BECAUSE SOME OF THESE THREATS WOULD SAY
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  • YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED.
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  • AND HIS RESPONSE TO THEM WOULD BE MY DAYS ARE
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  • NUMBERED, YES YOU'RE RIGHT, BUT NOT BY MAN,
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  • NOT BY YOU, BY GOD HIMSELF.
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  • WHY ARE WE WILLING TO WAKE UP EVERY MORNING AND
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  • TO RISK OUR LIVES, RISK OUR FAMILIES?
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  • BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THAT WE CAN CHANGE LIVES.
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  • WE'VE SEEN LIVES CHANGED BEFORE, WE BELIEVE WE CAN
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  • CHANGE MORE LIVES TODAY AND TOMORROW AND AFTER
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  • BECAUSE THEY'RE HUNGRY, THEY'RE SEEKING TRUTH.
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  • - PASTOR STEVE IS A BRAVE MAN.
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  • REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR HIM AND THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
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  • THIS CHRISTMAS, AND ALSO KEEP THE VICTIMS OF THE
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  • RECENT FOREST FIRES IN ISRAEL IN YOUR PRAYERS AS
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  • ISRAELIS CELEBRATE HANUKKAH.
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  • MANY OF THOSE FOREST FIRES WERE DELIBERATELY
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  • SET BY ARSONISTS WHO WANT TO KILL JEWS AND DESTROY
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  • THE STATE OF ISRAEL.
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  • SO THERE'S MUCH TO PRAY FOR THIS CHRISTMAS AND
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  • MUCH TO LOOK FORWARD TO.
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  • YOU KNOW, AT THE END OF THE DAY, CHRISTMAS IS A
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  • STORY OF REDEMPTION.
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  • A LITTLE LATER IN THE SHOW I'M GOING TO TALK
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  • ABOUT MY PERSONAL REDEMPTION, BUT BEFORE WE
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  • DO THAT, WE'RE GOING TO HEAD TO THE SHORES OF THE
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  • SEA OF GALILEE TO A PLACE WHERE THE APOSTLE PAUL
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  • MET THE RISEN SAVIOR FOR A GREAT LESSON IN
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  • REDEMPTION. CUFI'S FLORIDA STATE DIRECTOR,
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  • PASTOR SCOTT THOMAS, TELLS THE STORY.
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  • - PASTOR SCOTT, WE'RE IN AN AMAZING PLACE HERE IN
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  • THE GALILEE REGION. IT IS CALLED TAGBA.
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  • IT'S REALLY A PLACE OF REDEMPTION, VERY
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  • SIGNIFICANT PLACE WHERE THE APOSTLE PETER AND
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  • JESUS HAD A VERY SIGNIFICANT INTERACTION.
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  • TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT WENT DOWN
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  • IN THIS SPOT.
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  • - I LOVE THIS SPOT ERICK.
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  • JESUS DIES, BURIED, RESURRECTED, DISCIPLES
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  • ARE ALL TOGETHER, LOOK AROUND WHAT DO WE DO NOW
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  • THAT JESUS IS GONE?
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  • PETER SAYS I'M GONNA GO DO WHAT I'VE ALWAYS DONE.
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  • I'M GONNA GO FISHING.
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  • THEY COME BACK TO THE GALILEE AREA AND
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  • DISCIPLES COME WITH HIM.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS IN JOHN CHAPTER 21 THEY'RE OUT
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  • FISHING AND THEY'RE NOT CATCHING ANYTHING.
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  • AND A MAN WALKS UP ON THE SHORE AND YELLS OUT TO
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  • THEM, HEY GUYS, THROW YOUR NETS ON THE OTHER
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  • SIDE OF THE BOAT.
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  • THEY DO SO, CATCH AN AMAZING NET FULL OF FISH,
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  • AND JOHN LOOKS OVER AT PETER IN THE BOAT AND
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  • GOES, I THINK THAT VOICE WAS JESUS.
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  • THEY COULDN'T SEE FROM THE SHORE WHO IT WAS.
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  • PETER SAID JESUS!
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  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS HE WRAPPED HIS GARMENT
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  • AROUND HIM AND DOVE IN THE WATER AND STARTED
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  • SWIMMING IN, DIDN'T WAIT ON THE BOAT TO COME IN,
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  • DECIDED TO SWIM HIMSELF IN.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN HE GOT HERE, HE COMES
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  • RUNNING UP AND HE FINDS JESUS WITH A FIRE AND
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  • COALS AND FISH ON THE FIRE.
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  • AND WE KNOW THE FAMOUS STORY IN THE BIBLE WHERE
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  • JESUS SAYS DO YOU LOVE ME? FEED MY SHEEP.
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  • DO YOU LOVE ME? FEED MY SHEEP, THREE TIMES.
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  • BUT I THINK WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THE
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  • STORY, ERICK IS JESUS ASKED PETER THREE TIMES
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  • IF YOU LOVE ME, WILL YOU FEED MY SHEEP.
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  • AND PETER SAID YES LORD, YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU.
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  • HE HAD HIM THREE TIMES DECLARE HIS LOVE TO JESUS
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  • BECAUSE JUST BEFORE THE CRUCIFIXION DURING JESUS'
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  • TRIAL, HE DENIED HIM THREE TIMES, THE BIBLE SAYS
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  • AT A FIRE WITH COALS.
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  • SO IT'S ALMOST LIKE JESUS RESET THE SCENARIO.
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  • I KNOW YOU MESSED UP THREE TIMES AROUND A FIRE
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  • WITH SOME COALS, LET'S TURN THIS AROUND, PETER.
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  • AND YOU SAID I THINK IT'S SO TRUE ERICK, A PLACE OF
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  • REDEMPTION BECAUSE PROBABLY IN PETER'S MIND,
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  • HE WAS IN THE BOAT AND HE HEARD JESUS, HE SAID THAT'S
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  • JESUS, HE PROBABLY SWAM IN BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT
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  • TO GET CHEWED OUT IN FRONT OF ALL OF HIS FRIENDS.
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  • LIKE JESUS DOESN'T HAVE ANYTHING GOOD TO SAY
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  • TO ME RIGHT NOW.
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  • BUT WHEN HE GOT THERE, HE DIDN'T FIND CONDEMNATION.
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  • HE FOUND GRACE AND LOVE.
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  • AND JESUS SAID PETER, DO YOU LOVE ME?
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  • YES, LORD YOU KNOW.
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  • AND SO HE PICKED HIS SPIRITS UP AND REFUELED
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  • HIM, I LOVE YOU TOO, LET'S GET THE JOB DONE.
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  • SO THAT GRACE, THAT MERCY, THAT REDEMPTION, WE ALL
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  • NEED IT, THAT'S WHY WE LOVE THIS SITE.
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  • - IT'S AN AMAZING GIFT OF GRACE.
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  • FOLKS, IT REMINDS ME A BIT OF WHAT WE'RE
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  • EXPERIENCING NOW AT CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR
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  • ISRAEL AND THE GRACE WE'RE FEELING. FOR
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  • CENTURIES, LOOK, THERE WAS PERSECUTION OF THE JEWISH
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  • PEOPLE, MANY TIMES BY PEOPLE WHO PROFESSED
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  • JESUS, SADLY, UNBIBLICAL TO SAY THE LEAST, BUT NOW
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  • THERE'S A BEAUTIFUL THING, AN AMAZING THING
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  • GOING ON, A GOD THING GOING ON WHERE BIBLE
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  • BELIEVING CHRISTIANS ARE RECONCILING WITH THEIR
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  • JEWISH BROTHERS AND SISTERS FOR SUCH A TIME
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  • AS THIS. IT'S ALL ABOUT REDEMPTION, IT'S ALL
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  • ABOUT GRACE AND WHAT A PLACE TO TALK ABOUT IT
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  • HERE AT TAGBA. PASTOR SCOTT, THANKS SO MUCH.
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  • - IT'S BEEN MY JOY. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
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  • - I APPRECIATE IT.
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  • UP NEXT, WHAT WERE THE FIRST WORDS OF JESUS?
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  • AND WHY DO THEY MEAN SO MUCH TO YOU THIS
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  • CHRISTMAS? FIND OUT AFTER THE BREAK.
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  • IT'S THE WATCHMAN, IT'S CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR
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  • ISRAEL, ONLY RIGHT HERE ON TBN. STICK AROUND.
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  • THE BIBLE IS CLEAR.
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  • THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB MADE AN
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  • EVERLASTING COVENANT WITH THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF
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  • ISRAEL. THEY ARE THE APPLE OF HIS EYE.
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  • BUT ISRAEL FACES ENEMIES ON ALL SIDES WHO WANT TO
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  • ANNIHILATE EVERY JEWISH MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD.
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  • JOHN HAGEE: GOD GAVE US A VOICE AND A RESPONSIBILITY.
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  • A BIBLICAL MANDATE TO BLESS ISRAEL AND TO SPEAK
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  • UP FOR ZION'S SAKE.
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  • FIND OUT HOW WHEN YOU ORDER MY FREE BOOK,
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  • WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD SUPPORT ISRAEL.
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  • ERICK: YOU'LL LEARN WHY ISRAEL HAS A BIBLICAL AND
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  • HISTORIC CLAIM TO THE LAND, WHY CHRISTIANS OWE
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  • THE JEWISH PEOPLE A SPIRITUAL DEBT, WHAT THE
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  • BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THOSE WHO BLESS AND CURSE THE
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  • JEWISH PEOPLE. THERE'S NO TIME TO LOSE.
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  • CALL CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL AT THE NUMBER
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  • ON THE SCREEN OR GO TO CUFI.ORG/BOOK AND WE'LL
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  • SEND YOU YOUR FREE BOOK FROM PASTOR JOHN HAGEE.
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  • IF YOU WON'T SPEAK UP FOR ISRAEL, WHO WILL?
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - AND WELCOME BACK.
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  • HERE'S A BIT OF BIBLE TRIVIA THAT YOU CAN SHARE
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  • AT THE CHRISTMAS DINNER TABLE THIS YEAR.
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  • WHAT WERE THE FIRST RECORDED WORDS OF JESUS?
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  • WELL, THEY'RE FOUND IN THE BOOK OF LUKE CHAPTER
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  • 2, AND MY FRIEND STU EPPERSON JR HAS
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  • WRITTEN A GREAT NEW BOOK CALLED FIRST WORDS OF
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  • JESUS THAT SHARES WHY THOSE WORDS MEAN SO MUCH
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  • IN THE LIFE OF EVERY BELIEVER THIS CHRISTMAS
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  • AND YEAR-ROUND. TAKE A LOOK.
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  • STU, THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US HERE TODAY
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  • ON THE WATCHMAN AT CHRISTMAS TIME, PERFECT
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  • TIME FOR YOUR BOOK.
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  • - MERRY CHRISTMAS! I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR.
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  • I'M SO HONORED TO BE ON WITH YOU, MY FRIEND.
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  • - IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU.
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  • YOUR BOOK IS CALLED THE FIRST WORDS OF JESUS.
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  • YOU WROTE A BOOK LAST YEAR STU, A GREAT BOOK
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  • CALLED THE LAST WORDS OF JESUS.
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  • NOW WE ARE AT THE FIRST WORDS OF JESUS.
  • 00:09:45.190 --> 00:09:48.070
  • I THINK A GOOD PLACE TO START FOR PEOPLE WHO
  • 00:09:48.090 --> 00:09:50.210
  • MIGHT NOT KNOW IS WHAT WERE THE FIRST WORDS OF
  • 00:09:50.230 --> 00:09:54.150
  • JESUS IN LUKE 2 AND WHY ARE THEY SO RELEVANT,
  • 00:09:54.170 --> 00:09:57.270
  • ESPECIALLY AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.
  • 00:09:57.290 --> 00:10:00.240
  • - HIS FIRST WORDS WERE IN THE TEMPLE AND THERE'S
  • 00:10:00.260 --> 00:10:02.250
  • THIS CHAOTIC MOMENT WHERE MOM AND DAD HAVE GONE,
  • 00:10:02.270 --> 00:10:06.190
  • STEP DAD JOSEPH, MOTHER MARY, THEY'VE GONE BACK,
  • 00:10:06.210 --> 00:10:09.060
  • AND THEY DIDN'T LOSE CAR KEYS, OR CAMEL KEYS, OR A
  • 00:10:09.080 --> 00:10:12.270
  • COAT, OR A SCARF, THEY'VE LOST THE ONE WHO CAME TO
  • 00:10:12.290 --> 00:10:17.000
  • SAVE THE LOST, JESUS CHRIST. WHERE IS HE?
  • 00:10:17.020 --> 00:10:21.130
  • WE THOUGHT HE WAS WITH YOU.
  • 00:10:21.150 --> 00:10:22.260
  • WAIT, WE THOUGHT HE WAS WITH AUNT OR UNCLE,
  • 00:10:22.280 --> 00:10:24.250
  • NOWHERE TO BE FOUND, SO THEY MAKE THE JOURNEY
  • 00:10:24.270 --> 00:10:26.290
  • BACK TO JERUSALEM TO FIND THEIR SON IN THE TEMPLE.
  • 00:10:27.010 --> 00:10:32.170
  • AND THEY'RE UPSET AND THERE'S A LOT OF CHAOS
  • 00:10:32.190 --> 00:10:34.210
  • AT CHRISTMAS TIME. YOU THINK ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:10:34.230 --> 00:10:36.110
  • OUR CHAOS A LOT OF TIMES DOESN'T HAVE TO DO WITH
  • 00:10:36.130 --> 00:10:38.260
  • JESUS. OUR EXCITEMENT AND ANXIETY MAYBE HAS TO DO
  • 00:10:38.280 --> 00:10:41.170
  • WITH THE FACT THAT WE DON'T HAVE JESUS
  • 00:10:41.190 --> 00:10:43.160
  • AT THE CENTER.
  • 00:10:43.180 --> 00:10:45.110
  • WELL THERE IS THE TEMPLE.
  • 00:10:45.130 --> 00:10:47.000
  • - EVERYTHING THAT PULLS US AWAY FROM JESUS AT
  • 00:10:47.020 --> 00:10:49.030
  • THIS TIME OF YEAR.
  • 00:10:49.050 --> 00:10:50.170
  • - THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT, ERICK.
  • 00:10:50.190 --> 00:10:52.040
  • AND WE GET SO-- EVERY DAY FOR ME, LISTEN, EVERY DAY
  • 00:10:52.060 --> 00:10:57.200
  • GOD HAS TO SPEAK TO ME, I HAVE TO LISTEN TO HIM AND
  • 00:10:57.220 --> 00:11:00.200
  • REMIND ME WHY AM I HERE? WHAT AM I DOING?
  • 00:11:00.220 --> 00:11:02.220
  • AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT JESUS DOES.
  • 00:11:02.240 --> 00:11:04.040
  • WE FIND OUT IT WASN'T JESUS WHO WAS LOST ON
  • 00:11:04.060 --> 00:11:06.080
  • THAT DAY OF PASSOVER, IT WAS HIS PARENTS.
  • 00:11:06.100 --> 00:11:09.000
  • THEY HAD A WHOLE OTHER AGENDA AND MISSION, IT
  • 00:11:09.020 --> 00:11:11.130
  • WAS GETTING HOME, AND WE FIND OUT, WE'RE BROUGHT
  • 00:11:11.150 --> 00:11:14.080
  • IN FOR THE FIRST, THE ONLY WORDS WE HEAR FROM
  • 00:11:14.100 --> 00:11:17.000
  • JESUS IN HIS ENTIRE EARLY CHILDHOOD IN THOSE THREE
  • 00:11:17.020 --> 00:11:21.210
  • DECADES BEFORE HIS PUBLIC MINISTRY, THE ONLY WORDS
  • 00:11:21.230 --> 00:11:24.090
  • WE HEAR FROM HIM ARE LUKE 2:49 AND THEY'RE TWO
  • 00:11:24.110 --> 00:11:26.140
  • QUESTIONS, PROFOUND QUESTIONS FROM THE
  • 00:11:26.160 --> 00:11:29.150
  • MESSIAH AND THEY ARE FIRST, WHY ARE YOU
  • 00:11:29.170 --> 00:11:31.140
  • LOOKING FOR ME? WHY ARE YOU SEEKING ME?
  • 00:11:31.160 --> 00:11:34.190
  • THE ONE WHO SAID FOLLOW ME IS SAYING WHY ARE YOU
  • 00:11:34.210 --> 00:11:36.140
  • FOLLOWING ME? QUITE FASCINATING.
  • 00:11:36.160 --> 00:11:39.210
  • THEN THE SECOND QUESTION, DON'T YOU KNOW THAT
  • 00:11:39.230 --> 00:11:42.190
  • I MUST BE ABOUT MY FATHER'S BUSINESS?
  • 00:11:42.210 --> 00:11:47.040
  • - THOSE ARE THE FIRST WORDS OF JESUS, STU.
  • 00:11:47.060 --> 00:11:49.180
  • AND HIS FATHER'S BUSINESS TOOK JESUS
  • 00:11:49.200 --> 00:11:52.290
  • ULTIMATELY TO THE CROSS.
  • 00:11:53.010 --> 00:11:55.200
  • THAT'S SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT YOUR BOOK, STU,
  • 00:11:55.220 --> 00:11:58.000
  • BECAUSE YOU MAKE THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE
  • 00:11:58.020 --> 00:12:00.260
  • CRADLE, JESUS BORN IN A MANGER IN BETHLEHEM, YOU
  • 00:12:00.280 --> 00:12:03.170
  • MAKE THE CONNECTION, WHICH PEOPLE OFTEN FORGET
  • 00:12:03.190 --> 00:12:05.220
  • I THINK, BETWEEN THE CRADLE AND THE CROSS.
  • 00:12:05.240 --> 00:12:08.250
  • TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT IF YOU CAN.
  • 00:12:08.270 --> 00:12:10.200
  • - THOSE POWERFUL WORDS OF JESUS IN LUKE 2:49,
  • 00:12:10.220 --> 00:12:14.180
  • CONNECT US, CONNECT THE CRADLE TO THE CROSS
  • 00:12:14.200 --> 00:12:17.010
  • REALLY AS POWERFULLY AS ANYTHING HE SAID BECAUSE
  • 00:12:17.030 --> 00:12:19.170
  • THEY ASKED THE QUESTION, WHY DID HE COME?
  • 00:12:19.190 --> 00:12:22.280
  • AND SO IN THE BOOK WE LOOK AT THROUGH THAT LENS
  • 00:12:23.000 --> 00:12:25.240
  • OF HIS OF WHY CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS, WHY ARE YOU
  • 00:12:25.260 --> 00:12:28.170
  • LOOKING FOR ME? WHAT IS HIS MISSION?
  • 00:12:28.190 --> 00:12:31.080
  • DON'T YOU KNOW I'M TO BE ABOUT MY FATHER'S
  • 00:12:31.100 --> 00:12:32.210
  • BUSINESS? THOSE QUESTIONS WE LOOK THROUGH
  • 00:12:32.230 --> 00:12:35.010
  • THAT LENS OF THE SHEPHERDS.
  • 00:12:35.030 --> 00:12:37.150
  • HOW ARE THEY CONNECTED TO THAT?
  • 00:12:37.170 --> 00:12:39.000
  • THE WISE MEN AND THEIR GIFTS.
  • 00:12:39.020 --> 00:12:40.230
  • UNBELIEVABLE.
  • 00:12:40.250 --> 00:12:42.030
  • CHAPTER 5, I TALK ABOUT THAT GOLD, FRANKINCENSE
  • 00:12:42.050 --> 00:12:43.180
  • AND MYRRH BEAUTIFULLY AMPLIFIED THE MISSION OF
  • 00:12:43.200 --> 00:12:46.160
  • THE SAVIOR. EVEN HEROD, THE MURDEROUS NEFARIOUS
  • 00:12:46.180 --> 00:12:49.290
  • KING, HE WAS CONNECTED TO JESUS BUT IN A REALLY BAD
  • 00:12:50.010 --> 00:12:53.090
  • WAY, AND THERE'S PAIN AND DARKNESS AT CHRISTMAS
  • 00:12:53.110 --> 00:12:55.180
  • TIME. IT'S A TOUGH TIME OF YEAR FOR PEOPLE.
  • 00:12:55.200 --> 00:12:57.040
  • THEN OF COURSE SIMEON AND ANNA AND JOSEPH AND MARY.
  • 00:12:57.060 --> 00:12:59.290
  • SO THE NEW BOOK I'VE GOT A LITTLE CROSS
  • 00:13:00.030 --> 00:13:03.170
  • SILHOUETTED IN THE BACK, OF COURSE THERE IS THE
  • 00:13:03.190 --> 00:13:06.140
  • MANGER WHERE IT SAYS FROM THE CRADLE TO THE CROSS
  • 00:13:06.160 --> 00:13:08.180
  • TO REALLY SHOW THAT THERE IS A CROSS CONNECTED TO
  • 00:13:08.200 --> 00:13:12.190
  • THAT CRADLE, AND WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT, WHEN WE GO
  • 00:13:12.210 --> 00:13:15.030
  • TO THAT CROSS AND WE GET TO THE BABY AND THEN GET
  • 00:13:15.050 --> 00:13:17.060
  • TO THE CROSS, EVERYTHING CHANGES AND EVERYTHING
  • 00:13:17.080 --> 00:13:20.050
  • CHANGED IN MY LIFE WHEN THAT HAPPENED TO ME, WHEN
  • 00:13:20.070 --> 00:13:22.040
  • I DISCOVERED THAT THAT SAVIOR DIED FOR ORNERY
  • 00:13:22.060 --> 00:13:26.030
  • SINNERS LIKE STU RIGHT HERE, AND LIKE ERICK.
  • 00:13:26.050 --> 00:13:30.020
  • - AND AS YOU SAID STU, IT BRINGS A WHOLE NEW
  • 00:13:30.040 --> 00:13:33.040
  • MEANING TO CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:13:33.060 --> 00:13:34.130
  • IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT GIFTS AND PARTIES ANYMORE.
  • 00:13:34.150 --> 00:13:37.120
  • IT'S ABOUT THE SAVIOR.
  • 00:13:37.140 --> 00:13:39.080
  • YOU MENTIONED THE HYMNS AND CAROLS AT CHRISTMAS
  • 00:13:39.100 --> 00:13:41.260
  • TIME THROUGHOUT THE BOOK. ONE OF THE THINGS I LOVED
  • 00:13:41.280 --> 00:13:44.200
  • ABOUT THE BOOK IS YOU HAVE TRADITIONAL
  • 00:13:44.220 --> 00:13:46.210
  • CHRISTMAS HYMNS AND CAROLS THROUGHOUT THE BOOK
  • 00:13:46.230 --> 00:13:49.070
  • BECAUSE A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE FORGET, LOOK, HARK
  • 00:13:49.090 --> 00:13:51.240
  • THE HERALD ANGEL'S SING, SILENT NIGHT, THESE ARE
  • 00:13:51.260 --> 00:13:55.190
  • ABOUT THE SAVIOR ULTIMATELY.
  • 00:13:55.210 --> 00:13:57.180
  • IT'S NOT JUST A CATCHY LITTLE JINGLE IN A
  • 00:13:57.200 --> 00:13:59.270
  • DEPARTMENT STORE. HEY, I WANTED TO ASK YOU
  • 00:13:59.290 --> 00:14:01.260
  • STU ABOUT ONE CHAPTER YOU HAVE.
  • 00:14:01.280 --> 00:14:03.130
  • IT'S CALLED THE DARK SIDE OF CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:14:03.150 --> 00:14:06.120
  • NOW, THAT MIGHT SEEM A LITTLE OMINOUS TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:06.140 --> 00:14:08.170
  • CHRISTMAS IS SUCH A FESTIVE TIME, BUT I THINK
  • 00:14:08.190 --> 00:14:10.280
  • THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT CHAPTER.
  • 00:14:11.000 --> 00:14:12.120
  • TELL US WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT THAT,
  • 00:14:12.140 --> 00:14:13.270
  • THE DARK SIDE OF CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:14:13.290 --> 00:14:15.250
  • - WELL, I'M SO GLAD YOU ASKED.
  • 00:14:15.270 --> 00:14:16.290
  • IT WAS THE HARDEST CHAPTER TO WRITE.
  • 00:14:17.010 --> 00:14:19.030
  • IT'S HARD TO WRITE BECAUSE YOU AND I MAY SAY
  • 00:14:19.050 --> 00:14:21.240
  • OUTWARDLY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO SOMEONE, BUT THERE IS
  • 00:14:21.260 --> 00:14:25.210
  • A LOT OF PAIN AND THERE'S A LOT OF FOLKS THAT HAVE
  • 00:14:25.230 --> 00:14:28.250
  • LOST, LIKE A FRIEND OF MINE I SPOKE TO HIM THE
  • 00:14:28.270 --> 00:14:31.170
  • OTHER DAY IN CALIFORNIA, HIS GRANDDAD WHO HE HAS
  • 00:14:31.190 --> 00:14:34.000
  • SO CLOSE TO DIED ON CHRISTMAS DAY
  • 00:14:34.020 --> 00:14:36.170
  • SEVERAL YEARS AGO.
  • 00:14:36.190 --> 00:14:38.050
  • SO EVERY TIME CHRISTMAS COMES AROUND, SURE HE'S
  • 00:14:38.070 --> 00:14:40.050
  • OPENING PRESENTS AND THE KIDS ARE HAPPY AND
  • 00:14:40.070 --> 00:14:41.210
  • EXCITED BUT THERE'S THIS DEEP PAIN.
  • 00:14:41.230 --> 00:14:43.270
  • FRIENDS OF OURS LOST THEIR SON AND IT'S TOUGH.
  • 00:14:43.290 --> 00:14:47.250
  • THIS IS A TOUGH TIME OF YEAR.
  • 00:14:47.270 --> 00:14:49.130
  • SO REALLY, THE ONLY PERSON THAT CAN LOOK YOU
  • 00:14:49.150 --> 00:14:53.020
  • IN THE EYE AND CAN LOOK ME IN THE EYE AND SAY I
  • 00:14:53.040 --> 00:14:56.030
  • FEEL YOUR PAIN IS NOT ME, AND IT'S NOT YOU,
  • 00:14:56.050 --> 00:14:59.160
  • IT'S JESUS CHRIST. THINK ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:14:59.180 --> 00:15:02.220
  • ALL KINDS OF KIDS, FUNERALS FOR LITTLE BOYS
  • 00:15:02.240 --> 00:15:06.210
  • TWO AND UNDER AT CHRISTMAS TIME, THAT'S
  • 00:15:06.230 --> 00:15:08.040
  • THE REALITY, IN CHAPTER 4 WE GET INTO THAT,
  • 00:15:08.060 --> 00:15:10.200
  • IT'S PRETTY ROUGH. A LOT OF SCRIPTURES
  • 00:15:10.220 --> 00:15:12.100
  • BUT WE TALK ABOUT WHAT HEROD DID.
  • 00:15:12.120 --> 00:15:13.240
  • HE SLAUGHTERED ALL THESE BOYS.
  • 00:15:13.260 --> 00:15:15.060
  • THE ONE THAT ESCAPED, THE ONLY, OUR HOPE AND
  • 00:15:15.080 --> 00:15:19.160
  • DREAMS, THE HOPES AND FEARS OF ALL OUR YEARS
  • 00:15:19.180 --> 00:15:22.240
  • ARE FOUND IN HIM TONIGHT. WHO IS HIM?
  • 00:15:22.260 --> 00:15:25.000
  • THE ONE THAT ESCAPED. JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:15:25.020 --> 00:15:28.060
  • - STU, THANK YOU SO MUCH.
  • 00:15:28.080 --> 00:15:29.110
  • THE BOOK IS FIRST WORDS OF JESUS.
  • 00:15:29.130 --> 00:15:31.110
  • PICK IT UP NOW.
  • 00:15:31.130 --> 00:15:32.140
  • STU, THANK YOU MY FRIEND.
  • 00:15:32.160 --> 00:15:33.250
  • GOD BLESS YOU. MERRY CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:15:33.270 --> 00:15:35.080
  • WE'LL TALK TO YOU AGAIN SOON.
  • 00:15:35.100 --> 00:15:36.180
  • - MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU MY BROTHER.
  • 00:15:36.200 --> 00:15:37.260
  • THANKS FOR ALL YOU'RE DOING FOR THE KINGDOM.
  • 00:15:37.280 --> 00:15:39.040
  • - YOU TOO STU, THANK YOU.
  • 00:15:39.060 --> 00:15:40.260
  • STU IS ALSO FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF THE TRUTH
  • 00:15:40.280 --> 00:15:44.100
  • NETWORK AND HOSTS OF TRUTH TALK LIVE, HIS OWN
  • 00:15:44.120 --> 00:15:47.110
  • NATIONALLY SYNDICATED RADIO SHOW WHICH
  • 00:15:47.130 --> 00:15:49.100
  • YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT.
  • 00:15:49.120 --> 00:15:50.260
  • COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK, WE HEAD BACK TO
  • 00:15:50.280 --> 00:15:53.210
  • GALILEE TO THE BIRTHPLACE OF MARY MAGDALENE WHERE
  • 00:15:53.230 --> 00:15:57.020
  • WE GET A CHANCE TO WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF
  • 00:15:57.040 --> 00:16:00.150
  • JESUS. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HANUKKAH.
  • 00:16:00.170 --> 00:16:03.260
  • STICK AROUND.
  • 00:16:03.280 --> 00:16:05.180
  • ISRAEL'S ENEMIES ARE UNITED IN THEIR GOAL TO
  • 00:16:05.200 --> 00:16:08.220
  • DESTROY THE JEWISH STATE. THEY ALL SHARE ONE PURPOSE,
  • 00:16:08.240 --> 00:16:12.010
  • TO WIPE ISRAEL OFF THE MAP.
  • 00:16:12.030 --> 00:16:14.120
  • EVIL FORCES NEVER STOP WORKING TO ISOLATE,
  • 00:16:14.140 --> 00:16:17.120
  • DE-LEGITIMIZE AND WEAKEN ISRAEL.
  • 00:16:17.140 --> 00:16:19.190
  • IN THE FACE OF EVIL, CHRISTIANS MUST NOT
  • 00:16:19.210 --> 00:16:22.080
  • REMAIN SILENT. SUPPORTING ISRAEL
  • 00:16:22.100 --> 00:16:24.190
  • IS NOT A POLITICAL ISSUE, IT IS A BIBLICAL ISSUE.
  • 00:16:24.210 --> 00:16:28.060
  • AND YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR
  • 00:16:28.080 --> 00:16:30.080
  • CHURCH, ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES AND
  • 00:16:30.100 --> 00:16:31.290
  • ON CAPITOL HILL.
  • 00:16:32.010 --> 00:16:33.290
  • - IN TEN YEARS, YOU'VE GATHERED MORE THAN
  • 00:16:34.010 --> 00:16:35.260
  • 3 MILLION MEMBERS THAT ARE ACTIVE ON MORE THAN
  • 00:16:35.280 --> 00:16:38.010
  • 300 COLLEGE CAMPUSES.
  • 00:16:38.030 --> 00:16:39.280
  • CUFI NEVER SHIES AWAY FROM STANDING WITH
  • 00:16:40.000 --> 00:16:42.120
  • ISRAEL. FROM STANDING WITH THE TRUTH.
  • 00:16:42.140 --> 00:16:45.040
  • - ERICK: BECOME PART OF THE LARGEST PRO-ISRAEL
  • 00:16:45.060 --> 00:16:47.130
  • ORGANIZATION IN AMERICA AND HELP CHRISTIANS
  • 00:16:47.150 --> 00:16:49.240
  • UNITED FOR ISRAEL PUSH BACK AGAINST THE DARKNESS
  • 00:16:49.260 --> 00:16:52.290
  • AS A BEACON OF TRUTH.
  • 00:16:53.010 --> 00:16:54.240
  • JOIN OVER 3 MILLION DEFENDERS OF ISRAEL WHEN
  • 00:16:54.260 --> 00:16:57.200
  • YOU VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT:
  • 00:16:57.220 --> 00:17:01.020
  • AND SIGN THE ISRAEL PLEDGE.
  • 00:17:01.040 --> 00:17:03.110
  • TOGETHER WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT ISRAEL NEVER STANDS ALONE.
  • 00:17:03.130 --> 00:17:07.040
  • - AND WELCOME BACK TO THE WATCHMAN.
  • 00:17:11.050 --> 00:17:13.010
  • WELL, IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME FOR CHRISTIANS AND THE
  • 00:17:13.030 --> 00:17:15.140
  • JEWISH PEOPLE ARE CELEBRATING HANUKKAH, SO
  • 00:17:15.160 --> 00:17:18.140
  • I CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER PLACE TO VISIT AT THIS
  • 00:17:18.160 --> 00:17:21.100
  • TIME OF YEAR THAN THE ANCIENT FISHING
  • 00:17:21.120 --> 00:17:24.000
  • VILLAGE OF MAGDALA.
  • 00:17:24.020 --> 00:17:25.260
  • NOW IT'S A BEAUTIFUL PLACE ON THE SHORES OF
  • 00:17:25.280 --> 00:17:28.160
  • THE SEA OF GALILEE THAT HAS GREAT SIGNIFICANCE
  • 00:17:28.180 --> 00:17:31.080
  • FOR BOTH JEWS AND CHRISTIANS ALIKE.
  • 00:17:31.100 --> 00:17:34.050
  • AND WHERE YOU CAN STILL HEAR THE FOOTSTEPS OF
  • 00:17:34.070 --> 00:17:36.140
  • JESUS AND HIS DISCIPLES. TAKE A LOOK.
  • 00:17:36.160 --> 00:17:39.160
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:17:39.180 --> 00:17:49.060
  • - WE KNOW IN THE FIRST CENTURY THAT BEFORE THE
  • 00:17:49.080 --> 00:17:52.010
  • YEAR 19, THE ONLY TOWN ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE
  • 00:17:52.030 --> 00:17:56.100
  • SEA OF GALILEE THAT'S BEEN DISCOVERED IS MAGDALA.
  • 00:17:56.120 --> 00:17:58.180
  • - FATHER EAMON KELLY IS BASED AT THE NOTRE DAME
  • 00:17:58.200 --> 00:18:01.010
  • CENTER IN JERUSALEM. BUT THESE DAYS HE SPENDS
  • 00:18:01.030 --> 00:18:03.090
  • A GOOD CHUNK OF HIS TIME HERE AT MAGDALA.
  • 00:18:03.110 --> 00:18:05.270
  • HIS ORDER, THE LEGIONNAIRES OF CHRIST,
  • 00:18:05.290 --> 00:18:08.070
  • OWNS AND OPERATES THE SITE WHICH HAS PRODUCED
  • 00:18:08.090 --> 00:18:10.130
  • SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ARCHAEOLOGICAL
  • 00:18:10.150 --> 00:18:12.280
  • FINDS IN RECENT MEMORY.
  • 00:18:13.000 --> 00:18:14.210
  • YOU CAN TRACE THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS ALL
  • 00:18:14.230 --> 00:18:17.000
  • ALONG THE SEA OF GALILEE WHETHER IT'S CAPERNAUM,
  • 00:18:17.020 --> 00:18:20.040
  • BETHSAIDA, BUT IN 2009, EXCAVATIONS BEGAN
  • 00:18:20.060 --> 00:18:24.200
  • RIGHT HERE IN MAGDALA AND WHAT THEY FOUND HAS BEEN
  • 00:18:24.220 --> 00:18:28.010
  • REALLY GROUND BREAKING IN TERMS OF BRINGING
  • 00:18:28.030 --> 00:18:30.200
  • THE FIRST CENTURY GALILEE REGION IN WHICH
  • 00:18:30.220 --> 00:18:33.080
  • JESUS LIVED, WALKED AND PREACHED TO LIFE.
  • 00:18:33.100 --> 00:18:36.280
  • - I COULD IMAGINE THAT JESUS WOULD HAVE GONE
  • 00:18:37.000 --> 00:18:38.150
  • MANY MANY TIMES FROM THIS PORT MARKET-- AND YOU'D
  • 00:18:38.170 --> 00:18:41.280
  • HAVE PEOPLE HERE SITTING LIKE US IN THESE AREAS,
  • 00:18:42.000 --> 00:18:43.270
  • AND THERE WOULD-- THIS RABBI JESUS WOULD BE
  • 00:18:43.290 --> 00:18:47.020
  • GOING THROUGH HERE WITH HIS DISCIPLES AND GETTING
  • 00:18:47.040 --> 00:18:49.240
  • ON THE BOAT, SEEING THE FISHERMEN THEY KNEW AND
  • 00:18:49.260 --> 00:18:53.100
  • GETTING A RIDE TO THE OTHER SIDE.
  • 00:18:53.120 --> 00:18:55.030
  • - I'M SITTING INSIDE THE REMAINS OF A FIRST
  • 00:18:55.050 --> 00:18:57.190
  • CENTURY SYNAGOGUE IN MAGDALA.
  • 00:18:57.210 --> 00:18:59.160
  • IT'S THE OLDEST SYNAGOGUE THAT'S BEEN FOUND TO DATE
  • 00:18:59.180 --> 00:19:01.280
  • IN THE GALILEE REGION, AND WHEN IT WAS OPENED
  • 00:19:02.000 --> 00:19:04.170
  • 2.000 YEARS AGO, THIS WAS A THRIVING HOUSE OF WORSHIP.
  • 00:19:04.190 --> 00:19:08.100
  • WE'VE ALSO FOUND HERE THE OLDEST IMAGE OF A MENORAH
  • 00:19:08.120 --> 00:19:12.100
  • IN STONE, AND WHO KNOWS, WHEN JESUS, HIS DISCIPLES
  • 00:19:12.120 --> 00:19:16.090
  • WERE LIVING, PASSING THROUGH THIS REGION,
  • 00:19:16.110 --> 00:19:19.030
  • PERHAPS THEY CAME INTO THIS SYNAGOGUE, WORSHIPPED
  • 00:19:19.050 --> 00:19:21.100
  • HERE, AND PERHAPS JESUS EVEN TAUGHT HERE.
  • 00:19:21.120 --> 00:19:25.010
  • - SO WE CAN SEE THAT THIS SYNAGOGUE OF THE
  • 00:19:25.030 --> 00:19:26.230
  • SEVEN THAT HAVE BEEN FOUND IS IN A WAY THE
  • 00:19:26.250 --> 00:19:29.200
  • MOST BEAUTIFUL BECAUSE OF THE FRESCOS AND MOSAICS
  • 00:19:29.220 --> 00:19:32.160
  • AND THE MOST DEVELOPED ARCHITECTURALLY AS A
  • 00:19:32.180 --> 00:19:35.120
  • TEACHING SPACE.
  • 00:19:35.140 --> 00:19:37.040
  • LATER THEY WERE GIVEN NAME TO THIS SPACE,
  • 00:19:37.060 --> 00:19:38.260
  • BEIT MIDRASH, THE TEACHING HOUSE,
  • 00:19:38.280 --> 00:19:41.100
  • THE HOUSE OF TEACHING.
  • 00:19:41.120 --> 00:19:42.190
  • - BUT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT FIND
  • 00:19:42.210 --> 00:19:44.020
  • UNCOVERED IN THIS SYNAGOGUE IS THE MAGDALA
  • 00:19:44.040 --> 00:19:46.100
  • STONE FEATURING THAT ANCIENT MENORAH CARVING
  • 00:19:46.120 --> 00:19:48.280
  • AND MUCH MORE AS SEEN IN THIS REPLICA.
  • 00:19:49.000 --> 00:19:51.050
  • - AND YOU HAVE THE TWO PILLARS AT THE OPENING
  • 00:19:51.070 --> 00:19:53.180
  • OF THE HALL INTO THE FRONT OF THE SANCTUARY,
  • 00:19:53.200 --> 00:19:57.180
  • THE MENORAH IN FRONT OF THE AREA OF
  • 00:19:57.200 --> 00:20:01.050
  • THE HOLY OF HOLIES.
  • 00:20:01.070 --> 00:20:02.230
  • BEFORE THE HOLY OF HOLIES, YOU HAVE THE VEIL
  • 00:20:02.250 --> 00:20:04.210
  • AND THE TOP EXPERTS ARE TELLING US NOW THAT THE
  • 00:20:04.230 --> 00:20:07.020
  • ROSETTE ON TOP OF THE STONE IS REALLY THAT VEIL.
  • 00:20:07.040 --> 00:20:10.260
  • AND THEN WITH THE CHARIOTS OF FIRE THAT WE
  • 00:20:10.280 --> 00:20:12.130
  • TALKED ABOUT, YOU HAVE THE DIVINE PRESENCE IN
  • 00:20:12.150 --> 00:20:14.260
  • THE HOLY OF HOLIES.
  • 00:20:14.280 --> 00:20:16.130
  • AND EZEKIEL AND THE DIVINE PRESENCE--
  • 00:20:16.150 --> 00:20:18.080
  • - THEY'RE ALL INTER CONNECTED.
  • 00:20:18.100 --> 00:20:19.150
  • - RIGHT.
  • 00:20:19.170 --> 00:20:22.030
  • - IT SAYS A LOT ABOUT THE HISTORY OF ISRAEL,
  • 00:20:22.050 --> 00:20:24.140
  • THE BIBLE, THE JEWISH PEOPLE HERE, AND REALLY
  • 00:20:24.160 --> 00:20:27.070
  • THE ROOTS OF CHRISTIANITY, THE JEWISH
  • 00:20:27.090 --> 00:20:28.150
  • ROOTS OF OUR FAITH.
  • 00:20:28.170 --> 00:20:29.270
  • VOLUNTEERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ARE WORKING
  • 00:20:29.290 --> 00:20:32.100
  • HERE AT MAGDALA TO UNEARTH EVEN MORE, A SERIES
  • 00:20:32.120 --> 00:20:35.050
  • OF MIKVAHS OR RITUAL BATHS WHERE JEWISH
  • 00:20:35.070 --> 00:20:37.230
  • WORSHIPERS WOULD HAVE PURIFIED THEMSELVES IS
  • 00:20:37.250 --> 00:20:40.060
  • ANOTHER MAJOR FIND.
  • 00:20:40.080 --> 00:20:42.030
  • - AND YOU SEE THE DRAIN HERE, THERE'S ANOTHER ONE
  • 00:20:42.050 --> 00:20:44.030
  • HERE. SO THESE ARE CANALS THAT WERE CONNECTING
  • 00:20:44.050 --> 00:20:46.070
  • TO THE OTHER MIKVAH.
  • 00:20:46.090 --> 00:20:47.280
  • WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THE PURPOSE WAS ORIGINALLY.
  • 00:20:48.000 --> 00:20:49.120
  • THEN WE FOUND ONE ACROSS THE STREET, WE FOUND THIS
  • 00:20:49.140 --> 00:20:52.080
  • ONE HERE, NUMBER THREE. AND NOW WE HAVE
  • 00:20:52.100 --> 00:20:54.030
  • FOUND NUMBER FOUR.
  • 00:20:54.050 --> 00:20:55.110
  • AND WE FOUND THEM BECAUSE WE KNEW WITH THE OPENINGS
  • 00:20:55.130 --> 00:20:56.290
  • THAT IT MUST LEAD TO ANOTHER ONE.
  • 00:20:57.010 --> 00:20:58.120
  • - THE SITE IS TOPPED OFF BY A WORSHIP CENTER
  • 00:20:58.140 --> 00:21:00.190
  • DEDICATED TO THE WOMEN OF THE BIBLE COMPLETE WITH A
  • 00:21:00.210 --> 00:21:03.150
  • REPLICA FISHING BOAT FOR AN ALTAR AND THE SEA OF
  • 00:21:03.170 --> 00:21:05.280
  • GALILEE AS A BACKDROP.
  • 00:21:06.000 --> 00:21:07.180
  • IT'S A PERFECT PLACE FOR CHRISTIANS AND JEWS TO
  • 00:21:07.200 --> 00:21:10.210
  • LOOK BACK ON THEIR ANCIENT BIBLICAL ROOTS.
  • 00:21:10.230 --> 00:21:13.060
  • COMING UP NEXT, THE WATCHMAN GETS BAPTIZED.
  • 00:21:13.080 --> 00:21:17.030
  • JOIN US IN THE JORDAN RIVER FOR A STORY OF
  • 00:21:17.050 --> 00:21:19.150
  • REDEMPTION THIS CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:21:19.170 --> 00:21:21.000
  • IT'S THE WATCHMAN.
  • 00:21:21.020 --> 00:21:22.080
  • IT'S CUFI ONLY RIGHT HERE ON TBN.
  • 00:21:22.100 --> 00:21:24.110
  • DON'T MOVE.
  • 00:21:24.130 --> 00:21:26.110
  • - THE BIBLE IS CLEAR.
  • 00:21:26.130 --> 00:21:28.040
  • THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB MADE AN
  • 00:21:28.060 --> 00:21:31.040
  • EVERLASTING COVENANT WITH THE LAND AND THE PEOPLE
  • 00:21:31.060 --> 00:21:33.290
  • OF ISRAEL. THEY ARE THE APPLE OF HIS EYE.
  • 00:21:34.010 --> 00:21:37.010
  • BUT ISRAEL FACES ENEMIES ON ALL SIDES WHO WANT TO
  • 00:21:37.030 --> 00:21:40.250
  • ANNIHILATE EVERY JEWISH MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD.
  • 00:21:40.270 --> 00:21:43.250
  • - JOHN HAGEE: GOD GAVE US A VOICE AND A
  • 00:21:43.270 --> 00:21:45.240
  • RESPONSIBILITY.
  • 00:21:45.260 --> 00:21:47.200
  • A BIBLICAL MANDATE TO BLESS ISRAEL AND TO SPEAK
  • 00:21:47.220 --> 00:21:50.080
  • UP FOR ZION'S SAKE.
  • 00:21:50.100 --> 00:21:52.030
  • FIND OUT HOW WHEN YOU ORDER MY FREE BOOK,
  • 00:21:52.050 --> 00:21:55.000
  • "WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD SUPPORT ISRAEL".
  • 00:21:55.020 --> 00:21:58.070
  • - YOU'LL LEARN WHY ISRAEL HAS A BIBLICAL AND
  • 00:21:58.090 --> 00:22:01.000
  • HISTORIC CLAIM TO THE LAND, WHY CHRISTIANS OWE
  • 00:22:01.020 --> 00:22:04.000
  • THE JEWISH PEOPLE A SPIRITUAL DEBT.
  • 00:22:04.020 --> 00:22:06.140
  • WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THOSE WHO BLESS AND CURSE
  • 00:22:06.160 --> 00:22:09.120
  • THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 00:22:09.140 --> 00:22:11.020
  • THERE'S NO TIME TO LOSE.
  • 00:22:11.040 --> 00:22:13.020
  • CALL CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL AT THE NUMBER
  • 00:22:13.040 --> 00:22:15.090
  • ON YOUR SCREEN OR GO TO CUFI.ORG/BOOK AND WE'LL
  • 00:22:15.110 --> 00:22:19.150
  • SEND YOU YOUR FREE BOOK FROM PASTOR JOHN HAGEE.
  • 00:22:19.170 --> 00:22:22.200
  • IF YOU WON'T SPEAK UP FOR ISRAEL, WHO WILL?
  • 00:22:22.220 --> 00:22:25.280
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:22:28.030 --> 00:22:30.200
  • - AND WELCOME BACK.
  • 00:22:30.220 --> 00:22:32.030
  • WELL, GETTING BAPTIZED IS ALWAYS A HIGHLIGHT IN
  • 00:22:32.050 --> 00:22:34.240
  • ANY BELIEVER'S LIFE.
  • 00:22:34.260 --> 00:22:36.220
  • GETTING BAPTIZED IN THE JORDAN RIVER BY PASTOR
  • 00:22:36.240 --> 00:22:39.250
  • JOHN HAGEE AND PASTOR MATTHEW HAGEE, WELL
  • 00:22:39.270 --> 00:22:41.280
  • THAT'S ANOTHER STORY ENTIRELY.
  • 00:22:42.000 --> 00:22:44.110
  • CHRISTMAS CAME A FEW MONTHS EARLY FOR ME
  • 00:22:44.130 --> 00:22:47.080
  • THIS YEAR IN ISRAEL. TAKE A LOOK.
  • 00:22:47.100 --> 00:22:50.220
  • 00:22:50.240 --> 00:23:04.070
  • 00:23:04.070 --> 00:23:17.070
  • 00:23:17.070 --> 00:23:30.070
  • 00:23:30.070 --> 00:23:43.070
  • 00:23:43.070 --> 00:23:56.070
  • 00:23:56.070 --> 00:24:09.090
  • 00:24:09.090 --> 00:24:22.090
  • 00:24:22.090 --> 00:24:35.090
  • 00:24:35.090 --> 00:24:48.090
  • 00:24:48.090 --> 00:24:59.200
  • - WELL FOLKS, IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE I WAS JUST
  • 00:24:59.220 --> 00:25:01.090
  • BAPTIZED IN THE JORDAN RIVER BY PASTOR JOHN
  • 00:25:01.110 --> 00:25:04.010
  • HAGEE AND PASTOR MATTHEW HAGEE, REALLY THE
  • 00:25:04.030 --> 00:25:06.270
  • CULMINATION OF MY LIFE, I WOULD SAY.
  • 00:25:06.290 --> 00:25:09.030
  • I BECAME A CHRISTIAN IN 2009.
  • 00:25:09.050 --> 00:25:11.200
  • I WAS BAPTIZED AS A BABY BUT I DIDN'T
  • 00:25:11.220 --> 00:25:13.030
  • HAVE A CHOICE THEN.
  • 00:25:13.050 --> 00:25:14.110
  • IN 2009, I CHOSE TO FOLLOW JESUS AND GIVE MY
  • 00:25:14.130 --> 00:25:17.120
  • LIFE TO THE LORD, BUT I NEVER I GUESS REALLY MADE
  • 00:25:17.140 --> 00:25:20.120
  • IT OFFICIAL, I WAS NEVER BAPTIZED, SO IT'S THE
  • 00:25:20.140 --> 00:25:23.130
  • SPIRIT, IT'S WATER, BEING BAPTIZED, SUCH AN
  • 00:25:23.150 --> 00:25:26.040
  • INCREDIBLE FEELING.
  • 00:25:26.060 --> 00:25:27.130
  • MY FIRST TRIP TO ISRAEL BACK IN 2008 LITERALLY
  • 00:25:27.150 --> 00:25:30.070
  • CHANGED MY LIFE AND SET ME ON THE ROAD TO
  • 00:25:30.090 --> 00:25:32.250
  • BEING A CHRISTIAN AND JUST LIVING FOR THE
  • 00:25:32.270 --> 00:25:34.190
  • LORD AND DEVOTING MY LIFE TO THIS WORK.
  • 00:25:34.210 --> 00:25:36.280
  • SO TO BE BAPTIZED HERE-- AND SOMEONE SAID, YOU KNOW
  • 00:25:37.000 --> 00:25:39.100
  • STAKELBECK, YOU DO EVERYTHING BIG.
  • 00:25:39.120 --> 00:25:41.070
  • YOU DON'T JUST GET BAPTIZED, YOU GO TO
  • 00:25:41.090 --> 00:25:42.180
  • THE JORDAN RIVER TO GET BAPTIZED AND
  • 00:25:42.200 --> 00:25:44.110
  • I GUESS THAT'S TRUE.
  • 00:25:44.130 --> 00:25:45.180
  • BUT TO SHARE IT WITH YOU IS A LOT OF FUN.
  • 00:25:45.200 --> 00:25:47.200
  • FOLKS, I'VE BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:25:47.220 --> 00:25:49.200
  • I'VE BEEN NEARLY KILLED TWICE, I HAVE A BULLET IN
  • 00:25:49.220 --> 00:25:52.020
  • MY HIP, I WAS BEAT HALF TO DEATH WITH A BASEBALL
  • 00:25:52.040 --> 00:25:54.220
  • BAT, PHILADELPHIA COULD BE A TOUGH PLACE TO GROW
  • 00:25:54.240 --> 00:25:57.020
  • UP, BUT GOD STILL HAS ME HERE STANDING AND, AS I
  • 00:25:57.040 --> 00:25:59.290
  • SAID, KIND OF A CULMINATION TO COME TO
  • 00:26:00.030 --> 00:26:02.110
  • THE JORDAN RIVER TO GET BAPTIZED.
  • 00:26:02.130 --> 00:26:04.140
  • I COME FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS AND I NEVER
  • 00:26:04.160 --> 00:26:06.120
  • THOUGHT I WOULD BE IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS,
  • 00:26:06.140 --> 00:26:08.230
  • BUT HERE I AM. GOD CERTAINLY HAS A SENSE
  • 00:26:08.250 --> 00:26:10.290
  • OF HUMOR TO USE A GUY LIKE ME, GIVE ME A TV
  • 00:26:11.010 --> 00:26:13.080
  • SHOW AND PUT ME IN THIS KIND OF POSITION.
  • 00:26:13.100 --> 00:26:15.110
  • SO GOD BLESS YOU.
  • 00:26:15.130 --> 00:26:17.100
  • FOLKS, THAT WAS SUCH A SPECIAL DAY FOR ME IN THE
  • 00:26:17.120 --> 00:26:19.080
  • JORDAN RIVER, AND I DON'T NEED ANY CHRISTMAS
  • 00:26:19.100 --> 00:26:21.090
  • PRESENTS THIS YEAR BECAUSE THAT WAS THE
  • 00:26:21.110 --> 00:26:23.070
  • BIGGEST PRESENT I COULD HAVE EVER ASKED FOR.
  • 00:26:23.090 --> 00:26:26.110
  • REMEMBER THE WORDS THIS SEASON OF THE PROPHET
  • 00:26:26.130 --> 00:26:28.270
  • ISAIAH. FOR TO US A CHILD IS BORN, TO US A SON IS
  • 00:26:28.290 --> 00:26:33.080
  • GIVEN, AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE ON HIS SHOULDERS.
  • 00:26:33.100 --> 00:26:36.190
  • AND HE WILL BE CALLED WONDERFUL COUNSELOR,
  • 00:26:36.210 --> 00:26:39.000
  • MIGHTY GOD, EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE.
  • 00:26:39.020 --> 00:26:43.160
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HANUKAH FROM OUR TEAM HERE
  • 00:26:43.180 --> 00:26:46.080
  • HERE AT CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL.
  • 00:26:46.100 --> 00:26:48.080
  • YOU SEE THE INFORMATION ON YOUR SCREEN.
  • 00:26:48.100 --> 00:26:49.220
  • VISIT OUR WEBSITE. CUFI.ORG.
  • 00:26:49.240 --> 00:26:52.220
  • CALL THE NUMBER AND JOIN OUR MOVEMENT
  • 00:26:52.240 --> 00:26:55.110
  • FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.
  • 00:26:55.130 --> 00:26:57.190
  • UNTIL NEXT TIME, GOD BLESS YOU.
  • 00:26:57.210 --> 00:26:59.200
  • AND REMEMBER, NEVER HOLD YOUR PEACE.
  • 00:26:59.220 --> 00:27:03.070