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Winning Walk with Ed Young

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  • [blowing shofar]
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  • [blowing shofar]
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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • Dr Ed Young: Another aside I practice that a little bit and I
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  • put that down and Winston thought it was a big bone he'd
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  • been looking for all his life.
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  • Shofar.
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  • Read your Bible, look in your concordance, look up shofar
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  • and you'll see that all the way through the Bible, the shofar
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  • was sounded as a call to worship.
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  • Over and over and over again, all different styles of worship
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  • and celebration.
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  • They would blow the shofar and the people would gather.
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  • Tabernacle, or the temple, in houses to worship.
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  • It was a universal call of worship.
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  • Even the Bible tells us in the second coming
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  • of Jesus Christ.
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  • When God brings down the curtain of history they shofar will be
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  • sounded.
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  • Lot of history behind the sounding
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  • of the shofar as a call to worship.
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  • Human beings only--are the only thing created on this planet
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  • that has the capacity to worship.
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  • Nothing else can worship.
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  • We can worship.
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  • We are humans.
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  • Everybody does worship something or somebody.
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  • Go in the backside of Manchuria, they've never even heard
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  • the name of God.
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  • They still worship.
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  • Everybody worships something or somebody on the face
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  • of the planet.
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  • And when you look at the garden of Eden there in the moment
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  • of beginnings you see what the major problem was.
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  • Well, we're familiar with that story most of us.
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  • God put one prohibition there: don't eat
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  • of the fruit of that tree.
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  • We know they fell to sin.
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  • And then you read in the 8th verse of the 3rd chapter
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  • of Genesis these words, "And they heard the Lord God walking
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  • in the garden in the cool of the day."
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  • I love that little verse.
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  • "And they," Adam and Eve, "heard the Lord God walking
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  • in the garden in the cool of the day."
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  • That's a fabulous verse.
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  • This is after they had sinned.
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  • They had done their own thing. They wanted to play God.
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  • And now they hear the Lord God walking in the garden
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  • in the cool of the day.
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  • What was God doing in the garden?
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  • I think God walked in the garden in the cool of the day with Adam
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  • and Eve maybe for decades or eons.
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  • They were going to worship in the presence of the true
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  • and the living God.
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  • Worship.
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  • Magnificent.
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  • But then we're told in a prior verse that Adam and Eve had gone
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  • into hiding.
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  • And God shows up in the garden, says, "Adam, you've always been
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  • here.
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  • You've always looked forward to this meeting, this time
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  • of sharing, this time of communion, this time
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  • of fellowship.
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  • Adam, Adam, where are you?"
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  • Adam said, "I hear the voice of God."
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  • By the way they heard his steps and now Adam says,
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  • "I hear his voice."
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  • You know what I think God was doing?
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  • I think he was singing.
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  • I do, I do, I do.
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  • I think he was saying.
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  • And God was singing.
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  • And God says, "Adam, where are you?"
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  • And Adam says, "I'm afraid. I'm naked.
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  • I'm hiding."
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  • The problem in the garden of Eden is Adam and Eve could no
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  • longer worship.
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  • And because of that judgment came on in and they were kicked
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  • out of the garden.
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  • Punted out.
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  • Angels, fiery angels, cherubim guarded the gates.
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  • Now they were outside on their own.
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  • And here we have theologically what is known as the fall of man
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  • and we've been falling with with them ever since we
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  • came into this world.
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  • 'Cause nobody here had to learn how to lie, cheat, lust, be
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  • duplicitous, to be ego-- nobody had to teach you and me how to.
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  • We just-- it was built in from the beginning.
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  • That is original sin.
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  • That's the fall of man.
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  • So, we see here the problem in the garden was one
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  • of worship.
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  • They couldn't worship.
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  • And we're made to worship.
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  • And then we see worship is compounded in the family.
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  • Chapter 4, verse 1, "Now Adam knew Eve, his wife, and she
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  • conceived and bore Cain.
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  • And said, 'I have acquired a man from the Lord.'"
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  • In the Hebrew it says, "He says, 'I have acquired.'
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  • They have added from the Lord."
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  • Interesting, isn't it?
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  • Almost like Eve is saying, "I fulfilled 3:15.
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  • I have brought forth a man.
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  • I have done it and this man will be the one, sort of a pseudo
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  • Messiah, that will get us back in the garden."
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  • Man, Eve's all, "How we're going to get back in the garden?
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  • This man is gonna get us back in there and I have done it.
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  • I've done it."
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  • "And then she bore again this time his brother Abel.
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  • Now, Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller
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  • after the ground."
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  • The word "Cain" means gotten, gotten.
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  • The word "Able" means breath, really means a whisk of breath.
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  • So, now we have Adam and Eve have two sons, Cain and Abel.
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  • And Cain followed his father, he was a farmer.
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  • Abel became a shepherd.
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  • Good vocation, isn't it?
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  • And now we look what happened, Cain and Abel went to worship,
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  • and it's wonderful Adam and Eve had taught them the necessity
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  • of worship.
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  • It says, "And in the process of time it came to pass."
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  • In other words, evidently they went to this altar, which most
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  • people believe, no biblical basis, was right outside
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  • the garden.
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  • And Abel and Cain, and Cain and Abel went to worship
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  • the Lord.
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  • Adam and Eve had taught their boys the necessity of worship.
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  • They knew what happened to them when they were unable to worship
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  • because of sin.
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  • "And it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of fruit
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  • of the ground to the Lord.
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  • Abel also brought of the firstborn of the flock
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  • and of the fat.
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  • And the Lord respected Abel and his offering.
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  • And the Lord did not respect Cain and his offering."
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  • Now, for a long time I have taught this, I think,
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  • inaccurately.
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  • I apologize for that.
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  • We've always heard there the problem with the offering
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  • was that Cain brought produce, he was a farmer, and Abel
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  • brought a lamb, he was a shepherd.
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  • And because God sacrificed the lamb or the animal and made
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  • skins for Adam and Eve in the Garden, this is a part
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  • of the blood that's necessary for there to be worship
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  • before the Lord.
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  • Now, my problem with this now as I've studied this is pre-Mosaic
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  • law.
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  • And I firmly believe that if Cain, for example, had said
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  • to Abel, "I'm gonna give you some corn, and some beans,
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  • and some watermelons, and if you'll give me one of those
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  • lambs to offer," and certainly they were bartering.
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  • They were brothers.
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  • You know, they didn't eat only meat or vegetables, they would
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  • barter.
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  • They lived in the same family, though they had different
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  • vocations.
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  • But I think if that had happened and Cain had offered a blood
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  • sacrifice, I think it'd been the same results.
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  • I do.
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  • Because this offering was not an offering for sin, Cain
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  • or Abel's.
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  • It was an offering, a dedication offering, which means I come
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  • and this offering is a symbol of giving my whole self to God.
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  • It's like marriage.
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  • When you get married you give your ring to your mate and your
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  • mate gives a ring to you.
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  • And by giving that ring, you're saying, "I give all of me
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  • to you."
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  • And your mate says, "I give all of me to you with no hidden
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  • relationships back here."
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  • It's a totality. These are dedication offerings.
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  • One, fruit of the ground, farmer; one a lamb.
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  • And he says that God had no respect for the offering
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  • of Cain.
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  • But God had respect for the offering of Abel.
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  • And so, we go back, well, because the blood.
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  • And certainly the offering of Abel must've been very
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  • dramatic.
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  • You know, sheep sorta identify with humans.
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  • Sheep are so dependent, those animals, and you can see one
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  • of the finest of the flock.
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  • Abel have gotten that little lamb and the lamb
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  • with the liquid eyes, and the warmth, and suddenly he
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  • took a knife and cut his throat and the blood was shed.
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  • And this offering was centered on the Lamb and the quality
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  • of the offering of Abel.
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  • That's so important. And God received that offering.
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  • But here's the offering of Cain.
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  • Said God rejected.
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  • God did not respect that offering.
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  • Now, what was goin' on here?
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  • It follows up, it says what Cain did when he understood God did
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  • not respect, did not accept his offering, it said Cain got
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  • angry.
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  • He got mad.
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  • And his countenance fell.
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  • He went into deep depression.
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  • Now, I have battled with that through a zillion commentaries
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  • and none of 'em have given me a sensible answer.
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  • But finally I believe under God I've got it.
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  • I couldn't figure out why in the world Cain, God says, "I
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  • do not respect your offering," became so angry and went
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  • into depression.
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  • Now, as a metaphor you could say that Abel's offering smoke came
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  • up from it and the smoke was a sweet fragrance to the Lord.
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  • And Cain's offering the smoke went down and had a stench to it
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  • and that's all speculation.
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  • It's good preaching. It's just not good exegesis.
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  • Why did Cain get so mad?
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  • Let me tell you why.
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  • It's what his heart, and his hands, and his life said
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  • about the offering he gave.
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  • I think Cain's offering was a big offering.
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  • I think he had watermelons.
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  • I think he had plums.
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  • I think he had flowers.
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  • He had daisies.
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  • He had pears.
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  • He had all kinds of fruit and vegetables.
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  • And I think he spread that offering out on the altar.
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  • And I think everybody watch said, "Whoo man, what
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  • a beautiful, magnificent, showy, grandiose offering that Cain is
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  • giving as he is a man of the field."
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  • Okay.
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  • So, when God rejected this, I think, elaborate offering.
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  • When God rejected that.
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  • Cain was angry, depressed.
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  • Why?
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  • What was behind the offering?
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  • I think Cain was trying to say to mom and dad, Adam and Eve, "I
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  • have conquered the ground that was cursed because of your sin
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  • and by the sweat of my brow by weeding, and harvesting,
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  • and planting, and plowing, and patience of seasons,
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  • and by my hard hands and, my calloused hand, I have worked,
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  • and worked, and worked, and worked,
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  • and look what I've done.
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  • I have defeated the ground that was cursed by your sin.
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  • Look at it, mom and dad.
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  • Look at what I have produced."
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  • Also, I think he was saying, "Look at my puny little brother,
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  • what he's done.
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  • He's killed that helpless little lamb there and all the blood,
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  • and all the mess.
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  • Man, I am so superior to him. Don't you see it?"
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  • And I think maybe the bottom of this was Cain expected God
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  • to say, "That's my boy, I'm so proud of you.
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  • Look at this elaborate offering from all that you have done."
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  • But God rejected it. Out of hand.
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  • No, no, no. I won't receive this.
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  • That I believe is the reason Cain got mad,
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  • went in depression.
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  • Now, I want to, right here, to discover what I think
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  • I discovered.
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  • This is the beginning of amazing grace.
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  • Chapter 1 and 2, we see God giving Adam and Eve a chance
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  • even after him booted them out of paradise, that's grace.
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  • The slaying of the animal, that's grace.
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  • But this is amazing grace, the grace that God shows toward
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  • Cain.
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  • I want you to look at it.
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  • Look at the grace that he shows toward Cain.
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  • It's amazing.
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  • And the Lord said to Cain.
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  • "Why are you angry? Why is your countenance fallen?
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  • If you do well you will be accepted, that's very simple."
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  • Somebody said, "Oh I'm depressed. I don't know why."
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  • Ask God, he'll tell you. Zip, you'll know in a hurry.
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  • Yep, works every time.
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  • Oh, yes, just get alone.
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  • Just think about it.
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  • "I'm angry, I don't know why I'm so angry."
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  • Just ask God, he'll show you.
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  • It works every time, sure.
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  • You don't believe it? Just try it.
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  • I remember years ago, a woman came down the aisle,
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  • she was crying.
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  • She said, "Pastor, I'm down here, I just got some sin.
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  • I don't know what it is."
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  • I said, "Guess at it."
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  • You know she guessed it the first time?
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  • It's really amazing wasn't it?
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  • So, God said to Cain, "Cain, man, if you do well, you got
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  • clean hands, pure heart.
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  • I'm the center of your life.
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  • You live a life in the basis of truth.
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  • Hey, your offering will be accepted but that's not where
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  • you are.
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  • Your offering was given for there's no business
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  • like show business.
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  • That's what your offer is all about."
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  • And then we see the amazing grace of God, because now God
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  • warns Cain.
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  • When God speaks audibly, warns Cain, it's really something.
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  • Look at the warning that God gives to Cain.
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  • It's a powerful thing.
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  • And he says, "And if you do not well,
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  • sin crouches at your door."
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  • He's saying to Cain, "Sin crouches and it desire is
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  • for you.
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  • Sin wants to consume you but you should have victory.
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  • You should rule over it."
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  • Amazing Grace.
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  • Amazing Grace.
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  • He said, "Sin is crouching at your door," and the word
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  • there in the Hebrew has to do with a wild animal.
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  • How many of you own a cat or have ever owned a cat?
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  • Lift your hand, I have.
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  • We've got a lot of cats and one cat was named Claws.
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  • And Claws, I think like a lot of cats, would go and kill
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  • squirrels and birds and bring them at the door.
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  • I'd come in and all they had to pick up a bird or a squirrel
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  • that Claws had captured for us, brought to the door of our
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  • house.
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  • Some of you are familiar with that.
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  • And cats are something.
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  • And this is a picture of an animal, a lion, a panther,
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  • or of something crouching, and God says, "Cain, here is
  • 00:17:32.270 --> 00:17:36.190
  • an animal crouching.
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  • This is sin crouching for you."
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  • Now, notice something.
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  • When your cat spot something and is stalking, your cat gets
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  • down.
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  • Your cat gets smaller.
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  • The cat crouches down.
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  • The point here.
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  • God sees your sin as big, and you see your sin
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  • and I see my sin as small.
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  • Just a small thing.
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  • And you know, we take lust, and put it in a little ball,
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  • and put it on the side.
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  • It's no big thing. It can lead to adultery.
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  • We take greed and put-- it's a small thing.
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  • It's a little bitty thing in my life.
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  • It can lead to take advantage of people to get.
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  • So, sin crouching is a picture of an animal, of a cat, that is
  • 00:18:25.260 --> 00:18:30.210
  • crouching there who appears to be very small.
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  • You want to get small. So the prey won't see it.
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  • And so, we see our sin as small and others and God sees our sin
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  • as big.
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  • But he says, "You're going to have victory over it.
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  • It doesn't have to be like that."
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  • Isn't that terrific?
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  • And that's true of all of us.
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  • Paul tells us, "He that is within you," that's Christ, "is
  • 00:18:54.230 --> 00:18:58.090
  • greater than he that's in the world."
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  • We have the capacity in our lives to have victory.
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  • And we know sin is crouching.
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  • Appears to be very small.
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  • It's much bigger than that.
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  • And sin will gobble us up but we can have victory through Jesus
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  • Christ.
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  • If we use the power that's in the life of who walks
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  • with Christ.
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  • "Now, Cain talked with Abel, his brother, and it came to pass
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  • that when they were in the field Cain rose up against Abel, his
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  • brother, and killed him."
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  • God warned him, grace.
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  • And Cain killed his brother Abel.
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  • Way to take care of the competition.
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  • Just wipe it out. Eliminate it.
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  • Then the Lord said to Cain, more grace here, "Where is Abel, your
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  • brother?"
  • 00:19:47.060 --> 00:19:49.040
  • And Cain lied, "I do not know."
  • 00:19:49.050 --> 00:19:54.100
  • Cain already had invented Webster's word of the year: post
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  • truth.
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  • "I don't know where he is."
  • 00:20:02.020 --> 00:20:06.110
  • Then he asked that very well known question, "Am I my
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  • brother's keeper?"
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  • You know, we're not our brother's keeper.
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  • Because we realized to reach out to people, to help people,
  • 00:20:19.200 --> 00:20:22.250
  • to love people, when their life is in a mess, you'll end
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  • up in the middle of that mess yourself.
  • 00:20:26.230 --> 00:20:29.260
  • And it sure is expensive to get a lot of these messes, isn't it?
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  • So, therefore, we don't keep our brother.
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  • We don't reach to our brother.
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  • We back up and we say some little power saying, "I'll pray
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  • for you."
  • 00:20:40.080 --> 00:20:41.170
  • That's good but prayer without legs, without action
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  • when we have legs and we can take action.
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  • Am I my brother's keeper? Then we have the response.
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  • And he said, "What have you done?" This is God.
  • 00:20:59.230 --> 00:21:02.020
  • And he goes on he talks about the ground, the punishment
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  • of Cain.
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  • You'll no longer be a farmer.
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  • You'll no longer have that to your credit.
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  • And he says, "You're going to be a fugitive and a vagabond
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  • on the earth," and he comes to verse number 13.
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  • "And Cain said to the Lord, 'My punishment is greater
  • 00:21:21.080 --> 00:21:22.230
  • than I can bear.
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  • Surely, you've driven me out this land from the face
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  • of the ground and I shall be hidden from your face,'"
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  • in other words I can no longer farm.
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  • I can no longer go in your presence.
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  • And Cain says, I "shall be a fugitive and a vagabond
  • 00:21:35.200 --> 00:21:38.140
  • on the earth and it will happen that anyone who finds me will
  • 00:21:38.150 --> 00:21:40.130
  • kill me."
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  • Here's more grace, grace, grace, grace from God.
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  • Amazing, amazing, amazing grace and the Lord said to him-- Now
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  • Cain doesn't confess sin. He doesn't repent sin.
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  • He didn't show any regret, but God still reaches
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  • out with grace, grace, grace.
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  • It's just amazing grace here.
  • 00:21:58.000 --> 00:22:03.050
  • "The Lord set a mark on Cain lest anyone should--
  • 00:22:03.060 --> 00:22:06.280
  • finding him should kill him."
  • 00:22:06.290 --> 00:22:08.280
  • The mark of Cain.
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  • God protecting this killer, this murderer, the first murder
  • 00:22:10.190 --> 00:22:15.070
  • in the Bible and he murdered his brother.
  • 00:22:15.080 --> 00:22:17.030
  • "And then Cain went out from the presence
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  • of the Lord and dwelt in the land of Nod,
  • 00:22:23.000 --> 00:22:24.170
  • east of Eden."
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  • Anytime in the Bible, you see anybody goin' east, they're
  • 00:22:25.280 --> 00:22:29.090
  • always running away from God, every single time.
  • 00:22:29.100 --> 00:22:32.060
  • And now, he's in the land of Nod, which is the land
  • 00:22:32.070 --> 00:22:33.260
  • of wandering.
  • 00:22:33.270 --> 00:22:35.060
  • A man without a country, a man that had no vocation at that
  • 00:22:35.070 --> 00:22:39.280
  • time, and a man who was estranged from family
  • 00:22:39.290 --> 00:22:43.150
  • and friends, and a man estranged with God, and just wandering
  • 00:22:43.160 --> 00:22:46.150
  • around, and wandering around, and wandering around.
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  • What happened here?
  • 00:22:47.260 --> 00:22:49.050
  • Adam and eve couldn't worship because of sin.
  • 00:22:49.060 --> 00:22:53.080
  • Cain's offering couldn't worship because the motivation behind it
  • 00:22:53.090 --> 00:22:55.240
  • was wrong.
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  • It was a prideful offering.
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  • And now, we see he's in the land of Nod.
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  • Anybody here in the land of Nod?
  • 00:23:02.280 --> 00:23:06.150
  • Life has no purpose, no rhyme, no reason, no fire, no, as we
  • 00:23:06.160 --> 00:23:10.160
  • used to say no vinegar, no passion in it.
  • 00:23:10.170 --> 00:23:13.230
  • You're just sort of wandering around, going
  • 00:23:13.240 --> 00:23:15.250
  • through the motions of life.
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  • Listen, if you're not really worshiping the problem is not I
  • 00:23:19.000 --> 00:23:22.130
  • need a new book.
  • 00:23:22.140 --> 00:23:23.230
  • I need a new method.
  • 00:23:23.240 --> 00:23:26.150
  • I need a new place.
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  • It's with all of us.
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  • Hands, heart, the center of our lives, living on truth.
  • 00:23:31.030 --> 00:23:41.030
  • You see when we go to worship God, first of all, has you
  • 00:23:41.210 --> 00:23:45.010
  • and me to deal with the trash in our lives, and then he'll
  • 00:23:45.020 --> 00:23:48.210
  • open up the heavens, and he'll bring us out of the land of Nod,
  • 00:23:48.220 --> 00:23:52.290
  • of wandering, in the land of service and love, and we'll
  • 00:23:53.000 --> 00:23:56.270
  • learn to speak the language of heaven.
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  • You know what the language of heaven is?
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  • "Well, we're going to speak Spanish, or French, or Farsi,
  • 00:24:00.250 --> 00:24:04.070
  • or what's gonna be the language of heaven?"
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  • I can tell you what it is.
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  • It's the language of love.
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  • And we have to learn to speak the language of love in Christ
  • 00:24:10.170 --> 00:24:14.070
  • on this earth.
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  • So, be ready to speak the language of love forever
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  • and forever in heaven.
  • 00:24:19.080 --> 00:24:27.050
  • Am I my brother's keeper?
  • 00:24:27.060 --> 00:24:28.260
  • Absolutely.
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  • Through worship he'll open our eyes.
  • 00:24:32.270 --> 00:24:38.060
  • We'll begin to see people as God sees them.
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  • And see ourselves as God sees us.
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  • And perhaps we'll begin.
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  • We won't be fluent.
  • 00:24:47.150 --> 00:24:51.180
  • We'll still stutter a lot.
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  • Perhaps begin to, by the grace of God in this life, speak
  • 00:24:54.240 --> 00:25:03.180
  • the language of love, the language of eternity.
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  • terms.
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  • Abel on the other hand was humble enough to know that you
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  • come to the Almighty on his terms.
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  • Abel's way was the way of the cross.
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  • That grace is available for you and me if we only trust
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