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August 4, 2019
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Winning Walk with Ed Young

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You Can Do Greater Works!

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  • Dr. Ed Young: A lot of people like trivia.
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  • Now, we hear trivia and we say, "Whoo."
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  • Trivia like, I don't know, beetles taste like apples.
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  • Wasps taste like pine nuts.
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  • Worms taste like fried bacon.
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  • Now, if you doubt that, Mark experimented.
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  • He'll tell you absolutely it's true.
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  • Trivia, trivia.
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  • Giraffes clean their ears out because they have
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  • a 21-inch tongue.
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  • Hmm, ooh.
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  • Easter, everybody gets a little bunny covered in chocolate,
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  • 90% of them will eat the ears off first.
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  • Trivia, trivia.
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  • But also there's some facts.
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  • Trivia, we say, "Ooh," and facts we say,
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  • "Wow," and here's a wow fact.
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  • The Hubble satellite up there is 380 miles from earth.
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  • That's about the distance from here to my hometown of Laurel,
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  • Mississippi, about 380 miles.
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  • Hubble is up there exploring outer space 380 miles up.
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  • If the Hubble telescope was turned around and focused back
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  • toward the earth, the telescope would be able to read
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  • your license plate numbers.
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  • Wow!
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  • Hey, that's a wow.
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  • Hey, wow.
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  • So, keep your blinds closed.
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  • Scientists have invented a computer chip that will go
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  • into the jaw of an ant and on that chip it will contain
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  • all the numbers that are in the Houston phone book.
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  • Wow.
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  • But of all the wow facts is a big time wow.
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  • We hear something stated that's over the top,
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  • that's beyond our understanding, that's almost impossible
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  • to believe, and we exclaim, "Wow.
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  • Wow, that's amazing.
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  • That's staggering.
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  • That's beyond the pale."
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  • And that's the Scriptures we're going to look at especially
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  • today, but we have to get the setting of the Scripture.
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  • Remember the context?
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  • Jesus had entered Jerusalem.
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  • Palm Sunday, all the "Hosannas" has subsided.
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  • He had only a few days to live.
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  • He gathers with the apostles and he gives them last instructions,
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  • principles they need to know, principles they need to live by.
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  • And so, in the process of preparing them,
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  • he lets them know that he is going to leave soon,
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  • he's going to die, he's going to be resurrected,
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  • he's going to be out of there, and they cannot understand it.
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  • They'd been intimate companions day and night,
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  • three and a half years, and now he says, "I'm going"?
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  • And therefore you have three of the apostles asked
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  • three questions.
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  • They use the Socratic method of teaching.
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  • You know, Socrates, the way he taught,
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  • he'd ask questions.
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  • He'd just ask a question, ask a question.
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  • That's the Socratic method of teaching.
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  • This is what we find in the Gospel of John.
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  • We have three apostles asking questions.
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  • We have Peter asking a question, we have Thomas asking
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  • a question, and we have Phillip asking a question.
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  • Now, listen to these questions.
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  • Jesus saying, the context, "I'm about to be gone.
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  • I'm going to leave you."
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  • And here's the question that Peter asks, John 13:36,
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  • "Simon Peter said to him, 'Lord, where are you going?'
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  • Jesus answered, 'Where I go,
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  • you cannot follow me now; but you will follow later.'
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  • Peter said to him," sort of a sub-question,
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  • "'Lord, why can I not follow you now?
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  • I will lay down my life for you.'
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  • Jesus answered, 'Will you lay down your life for me?
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  • Truly, truly, I say to you.'"
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  • There it is, "Truly, truly, I say to you,"
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  • whoop, get on tiptoe.
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  • "Truly, truly, I say to you, a rooster will not crow
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  • until you deny me three times."
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  • We know that took place.
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  • And then Jesus goes on to answer his question about leaving
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  • and he gives us a tremendous word that all of us need.
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  • Jesus said, "Do not let your heart be troubled;
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  • believe in God, believe also in me.
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  • In my Father's house are many places,
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  • many dwelling places; if it were not so,
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  • I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.
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  • And if I go and prepare a place for you,
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  • I will come again and receive you to myself,
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  • that where I am, there you may be also.
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  • And you know the way where I am going."
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  • Isn't that a tremendous Word of promise?
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  • It says that when we leave this earth,
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  • if we are children in the family of God,
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  • that Jesus will come and get us, and he will receive us when
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  • we take our life's last breath, and take us to the heaven,
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  • to that place that has been prepared uniquely for you and me
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  • to live forever and forever.
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  • "Truly, truly, I say unto you."
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  • What a Word. What a Word.
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  • Now, in the context of this, I am thankful for
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  • Peter's question, but notice that Thomas didn't understand.
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  • I like Doubting Thomas.
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  • He's not like we are.
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  • Have you ever been in a meeting or heard someone say,
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  • "I can tell you, that CAB, I don't know
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  • if it's going to work or not.
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  • A lot of people put a lot of confidence in the CAB."
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  • And you sit there having no idea what CAB stands for.
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  • And if you look around, evidently everybody else does,
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  • so you don't wanna be ignorant and say,
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  • "What is this CAB?"
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  • Right?
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  • Right?
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  • All professions have their own little initials
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  • they throw out to us.
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  • But see, Thomas wasn't like you are.
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  • He's not like I am.
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  • We don't just sit there and try to look wise,
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  • intelligent, all-knowing.
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  • I know what CAB is and I guess everybody knows,
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  • and you really don't know.
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  • Thomas wouldn't do that.
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  • He said, "Lord, I don't get it."
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  • And so, he asked a question, verse 5,
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  • "Lord, we do not know where you're going,
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  • how can we know the way?"
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  • I like that.
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  • He wouldn't just sit there and pretend to be intelligent
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  • when he didn't understand.
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  • Peter asked, "Where are you going?"
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  • Jesus answered.
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  • Thomas says, "I don't get it.
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  • How can we know where you're going.
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  • We don't even know the way."
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  • Then Jesus gives a tremendous answer,
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  • a verse that most of us are familiar with.
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  • Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life;
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  • no one comes to the Father but through me.
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  • If you had known me, you'd have known my Father also;
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  • from now on you know him, and you have seen him."
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  • What an answer, an answer of exclusivity.
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  • Jesus said, "I am the way."
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  • What does that mean?
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  • I don't shop much, but recently I was shopping.
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  • I was in one of those super giant stores and I wanted
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  • to find something, and I saw a clerk there and I asked
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  • where this was, and she said, "Follow me,
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  • I'll take you there."
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  • I said, "Oh no, give me the directions."
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  • She said, "No, I'll take you."
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  • I said, "That's too much trouble."
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  • She said, "No, I'm supposed to take you."
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  • Have you had that experience? Really impressive.
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  • And so, she walked all the way through aisle 15,
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  • counter four, and led me back there right to the place
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  • where the item that I wanted.
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  • You see, she didn't just point out the way.
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  • She didn't give me directions.
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  • She became the way.
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  • That's what Jesus said.
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  • He said, "Here isn't a chart about how you oughta go
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  • and how do you--"
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  • He said, "You just get in me and I'll get inside you,
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  • and I become the way.
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  • You have a built-in guide and a built-in compass.
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  • I am the way."
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  • Then Jesus says, "I am the truth.
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  • I'm not the half truth, the partial truth.
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  • I'm not the imaginary truth.
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  • I am objective, real truth.
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  • I am the truth.
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  • I am validity."
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  • If you want the cold steel, candid, acrid truth,
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  • Jesus says, "Here it is.
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  • I am the way.
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  • I am the truth."
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  • He says, "I am the life."
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  • If you really wanna have life and have it abundantly,
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  • an overflowing life, he says, "I will give you that life."
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  • Well, what a Word.
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  • What a powerful Word.
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  • Without the way, there is no going.
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  • Without the truth, there is no knowing.
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  • without the life, there is no living.
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  • The way, the truth, and the life.
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  • Then he says, "I'm in the Father and the Father is in me."
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  • Now, you would've think those guys would've gotten it by now,
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  • wouldn't you?
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  • But it was Philip.
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  • He asked the third question.
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  • Look at it.
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  • "Philip said to him, 'Lord, show us the Father,
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  • and it is enough.'"
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  • He asked the question that all of us have asked.
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  • There's not a single person in here that hasn't asked
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  • that question where we say, "God, you know,
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  • I believe all this, but I wanna see you.
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  • God, I want you to speak to me.
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  • I want you to show me an audible sign."
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  • If God would show himself to you and me,
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  • we have the idea all of our doubts,
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  • all of our problems, all of our fears would vanish.
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  • Show us yourself.
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  • Show us the Father and all these other questions become invalid.
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  • All these other questions not important.
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  • We've all asked for that, have we not?
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  • Sure we have.
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  • And I want you to see the answer Jesus.
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  • Listen to it.
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  • IT's a fabulous answer.
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  • Verse 9, "Jesus said to him, 'Have I been with you so long,
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  • and yet you have not come to know me, Philip?
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  • He who has seen me has seen the Father;
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  • how can you say, "Show us the Father"?
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  • Do you believe that I am in the Father,
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  • and the Father is in me?
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  • The words which I say to you I do not speak on my own
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  • initiative, but the Father abiding in me does his works.'"
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  • Verse 11, "Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is
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  • in me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves."
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  • Now, here's the question. Stay with me.
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  • Show us the Father. Show us God.
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  • Jesus said, "You're looking at him."
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  • Jesus said, "Listen to my Words."
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  • He says, "Look at my life.
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  • That's God. That's God."
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  • And then we see this "wow" statement.
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  • Verse 12, "Truly, truly, I say to you," da da da da da da,
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  • there it is, "He who believes in me."
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  • By the way, the word "believe" is all the way
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  • through this 14th chapter.
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  • Believe, believe, believe.
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  • "He who believes in me, the works I do,
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  • he will do also; and greater works than these he will do;
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  • because I go to the Father."
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  • Are you doing greater works than Jesus?
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  • If not, why not?
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  • Jesus says those who believe.
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  • Now, some people take this Scripture,
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  • "Well, if we believe enough, if we have strong enough faith."
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  • That's not what this says.
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  • It sounds like just an average kind of person believing,
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  • just an ordinary Christian should be doing greater works
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  • than Jesus.
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  • "Well," you say, "what about the great works of Jesus?"
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  • Lame man, he walks, a miracle.
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  • That's a work of Jesus.
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  • A blind man, Jesus took some mud and spit in it,
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  • and put some mud pats over his eyes and he could see.
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  • Greater work, greater work.
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  • Oh, here's a funeral procession and they're leading a mother
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  • who is grieving over the loss of her son.
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  • And Jesus goes over and touches the coffin,
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  • and he comes back to life.
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  • That's a great work, isn't it?
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  • Lazarus was in the grave four days.
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  • His body was decomposing.
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  • Jesus spoke and out comes Lazarus alive.
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  • That's a great work, isn't it?
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  • Jesus walking on the water.
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  • That's a great work, isn't it?
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  • But Jesus says you and I will do the works that he did
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  • and we'll do greater works than he did.
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  • Either we don't have belief enough,
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  • we don't have enough faith, or maybe this was a limited thing.
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  • Maybe the early church did some of those things
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  • but they do not happen anymore.
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  • But we have to go back and ask, what was the greatest work
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  • of Jesus?
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  • Was it the miracles?
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  • If you read Luke 10, you'll discover it wasn't the miracles.
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  • The apostles went out on a mission.
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  • They did supernatural things.
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  • They cast out demons and they came back telling Jesus about
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  • what they had done in his name, the power of the miraculous,
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  • the supernatural.
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  • And you know what Jesus said?
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  • Read Luke 10 sometime.
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  • Jesus said, "Look, that's all fine and good,
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  • but the most amazing thing is that your name is written down
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  • in heaven."
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  • That's the greater work that Jesus did.
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  • Somebody who was bad, now is good.
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  • Somebody who was evil, now is righteous.
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  • Somebody who was broken inside of mind,
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  • and body, and heart, and soul, and now they're whole again.
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  • That's the great work of Jesus.
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  • How many people you think were followers of Jesus
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  • when he hung on the cross?
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  • How many you think?
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  • The apostles were AWOL, absent without leave.
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  • Phew, they took off.
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  • Peter was there and he was a non-entity.
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  • He ran.
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  • By the way, let me ask you a question about Peter.
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  • Little parentheses here.
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  • If you were going to start a worldwide movement,
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  • a worldwide corporation, and you were going to pick your team,
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  • would you pick someone who did not have
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  • a high school education?
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  • Someone who had a fiery temper, and they were big,
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  • and boisterous?
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  • Someone who was profane?
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  • Someone who didn't really earn a very good living,
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  • they just kinda fished and bummed around?
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  • Someone who had worked for you before,
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  • and you told him he had to stay awake three different times,
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  • and he went to sleep three different times on the job?
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  • Someone that, in a moment of crisis,
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  • they had a chance to stand up for you and your business
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  • and they cursed and said they didn't even know you
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  • or anything about your business?
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  • Would you pick somebody like that to be one of your leaders
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  • in this new worldwide corporation
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  • you're putting together?
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  • No way.
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  • Jesus did.
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  • That is the greatest work he did, to transform lives.
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  • That's the greater work.
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  • You say, "Well, how does that happen?"
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  • It happens now.
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  • We do greater works than Jesus because we believe
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  • and because, where is Jesus?
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  • He has gone to be with the Father.
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  • We've got an entrée in corporate headquarters.
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  • We are wired in.
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  • We are family to he-- to the one who holds
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  • all the keys to everything.
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  • That's why we can do greater works,
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  • we're sons and daughters, than Jesus did.
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  • How does this operate?
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  • Ray Craig was a teenager, kid, coming up in our church.
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  • He's in college.
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  • A bunch of our college kids became counselors.
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  • We went down to the Star of Hope and we got some kids
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  • who were there in the shelter, underprivileged,
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  • brought up in the roughest part of our city.
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  • And so, we had a camp and they took these kids camping.
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  • And it was-- they were boisterous.
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  • They'd never been anywhere before.
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  • But one little kid there that Ray really liked,
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  • his name was Desmond, and Desmond wasn't
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  • as boisterous as the rest.
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  • Because when they'd tell Bible stories,
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  • he'd just listen and listen.
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  • And the first night there, he went up to his counselor,
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  • Ray, and he says, "Ray, I live in a tough part of town.
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  • There's people shot at night and a lot of people
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  • are seriously hurt at night."
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  • He said, "I'm afraid of the dark when the lights go out.
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  • Would you come and stand by my bed until I go to sleep?"
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  • And Ray said to that little kid, "Sure, Desmond, I'll do that."
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  • And so, every night, the lights would go out and Ray would stand
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  • by Desmond's bed and wait for him to go to sleep.
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  • That happened night, after night, after night.
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  • Finally the last night, they gave an opportunity for
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  • the kids to come to know Christ, and then they asked those
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  • who wanna receive Christ, lift their hand.
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  • Little Desmond lifted his hand, and Ray took him outside
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  • and talked with him, spent time with him, loved him.
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  • And he prayed the prayer in a child-like, beautiful faith
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  • to let Jesus Christ come into his life and run his life.
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  • When they went back in, all the lights were out.
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  • Desmond went over and turned on the lights.
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  • He said, "I wanna tell you what's happened to me."
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  • Isn't that great? Isn't that great?
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  • And then finally, they cut the lights back out and Desmond
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  • got back in his bad.
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  • And Ray went over there at his post to stand by his bed,
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  • and little Desmond looked up and whispered,
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  • "Ray, you don't have to stand there anymore.
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  • Jesus is watching over me."
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  • Isn't that it?
  • 00:20:12.200 --> 00:20:14.080
  • That's the great work.
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  • That's a greater work than Jesus.
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  • Do you realize, even after the resurrection,
  • 00:20:20.000 --> 00:20:23.120
  • when Peter stood up and proclaimed the truth of Christ
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  • that 3.000 people came to faith?
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  • Do you realize the first week of the church,
  • 00:20:31.050 --> 00:20:33.140
  • over 10.000 people had come to faith in Jesus Christ?
  • 00:20:33.150 --> 00:20:38.010
  • Do you realize that in the first 300 years of Christianity,
  • 00:20:38.020 --> 00:20:42.050
  • whereas the Roman world was filled with Pagan places of
  • 00:20:42.060 --> 00:20:46.010
  • worship, and altars, and demonic activity all across the Romans
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  • world, 300 years as the message of Christ went through the Roman
  • 00:20:50.180 --> 00:20:55.030
  • world, almost all those heathen temples were shut down and not
  • 00:20:55.040 --> 00:20:59.150
  • functioning because millions had come to faith in Jesus Christ.
  • 00:20:59.160 --> 00:21:04.150
  • Greater works than Jesus experienced anywhere
  • 00:21:04.160 --> 00:21:07.270
  • in his life because he had gone to the Father.
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  • Are you doing greater works than Jesus?
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  • If not, why not?
  • 00:21:17.140 --> 00:21:21.270
  • We can do greater works than Jesus,
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  • and that leads me to say, say it with me, "Wow!
  • 00:21:24.120 --> 00:21:29.000
  • Wow!"
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  • Now, look at the next wow that follows right on this.
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  • Look at the next verse.
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  • It's even in some ways more staggering.
  • 00:21:35.160 --> 00:21:38.040
  • Look at verse 13.
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  • And Jesus says, "Whatever you ask in my name,
  • 00:21:40.130 --> 00:21:44.030
  • that will I do, so that the Father
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  • may be glorified in the Son.
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  • If you ask anything in my name, I will do it."
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  • Wow!
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  • You mean if I ask, if I pray anything in the name of Jesus,
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  • he'll do it?
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  • That's exactly what that verse says.
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  • You say, "Well, I've prayed a lot of things."
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  • Now, the little secret there is, "In my name."
  • 00:22:07.260 --> 00:22:15.030
  • In other words, we have to pray something that's according
  • 00:22:15.040 --> 00:22:17.180
  • to the character of Jesus.
  • 00:22:17.190 --> 00:22:19.080
  • I can't pray, "Lord, you know what that person did to me.
  • 00:22:19.090 --> 00:22:22.030
  • I want you to take 'em out."
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  • See, we can't pray prayers of revenge because, you know,
  • 00:22:25.120 --> 00:22:29.260
  • that's not in the character, that's not in the name of Jesus.
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  • And the name of Jesus means in the will of Jesus,
  • 00:22:32.170 --> 00:22:34.280
  • in the will of God.
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  • It means that God sees all the way to the end.
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  • He sees the whole enchilada.
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  • He sees everything.
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  • We do not see that.
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  • Don't just stand there going through the motions of life.
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  • This book says, and it is a reality,
  • 00:22:48.130 --> 00:22:51.080
  • that you and I can do greater works than Jesus.
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  • We can have prayers specifically answered.
  • 00:22:55.020 --> 00:23:00.030
  • Is that happening in your life?
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  • If not, why not?
  • 00:23:02.140 --> 00:23:07.290
  • Teresa was a young nun in India, just a little wisp of a girl.
  • 00:23:08.000 --> 00:23:12.270
  • She went to her supervisor and said,
  • 00:23:12.280 --> 00:23:16.210
  • "I have three pennies and a dream from God
  • 00:23:16.220 --> 00:23:22.260
  • to build an orphanage."
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  • The Mother Superior said, "Oh, Teresa.
  • 00:23:26.170 --> 00:23:30.270
  • Don't you know you can't build an orphanage
  • 00:23:30.280 --> 00:23:34.050
  • with three pennies?"
  • 00:23:34.060 --> 00:23:36.230
  • She said, "Oh yes, I know that, but you must not have
  • 00:23:36.240 --> 00:23:40.230
  • listened to me.
  • 00:23:40.240 --> 00:23:42.060
  • I said I have three pennies and a vision from God
  • 00:23:42.070 --> 00:23:46.290
  • to build an orphanage."
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  • God wants to throw out some of those visions.
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  • He wants to throw out some of those dreams.
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  • It may be a little, tiny thing, or it may be a big thing.
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  • We start with little steps and we begin to see people come
  • 00:24:03.250 --> 00:24:07.290
  • to faith in Christ because we invited them to church,
  • 00:24:08.000 --> 00:24:11.180
  • because we simply said, "Look at Jesus, what he said,
  • 00:24:11.190 --> 00:24:15.040
  • and look at what he did, and how he lived."
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  • And just a simple way, we begin to see lives change because
  • 00:24:18.120 --> 00:24:24.060
  • of folks like you and me, and it is amazing before our eyes,
  • 00:24:24.070 --> 00:24:30.080
  • and we're beginning to do a greater work than Jesus.
  • 00:24:30.090 --> 00:24:35.100
  • We have prayers that we zero in, that we pray specifically about,
  • 00:24:35.110 --> 00:24:40.140
  • and we see because we prayed in Jesus's name those prayers
  • 00:24:40.150 --> 00:24:44.260
  • are being answered.
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  • God wants it to be said about every life--
  • 00:24:52.070 --> 00:24:58.080
  • he wants every life here to be explained by one word, listen.
  • 00:24:58.090 --> 00:25:07.030
  • God wants every life here to be explained by one word.
  • 00:25:07.040 --> 00:25:12.070
  • In other words, somebody says, "Well, tell me
  • 00:25:12.080 --> 00:25:13.260
  • about this life or that."
  • 00:25:13.270 --> 00:25:15.070
  • He wants a one word explanation for everybody that's here.
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  • Say, "What about that life?
  • 00:25:19.160 --> 00:25:20.250
  • What about that person?"
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  • One word description: Wow!
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  • Dr. Young: We rarely express out loud many questions
  • 00:25:33.090 --> 00:25:35.280
  • we have about faith.
  • 00:25:35.290 --> 00:25:37.260
  • For example, is there really a God?
  • 00:25:37.270 --> 00:25:39.290
  • What if I don't believe in God all the time?
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  • Does God love me?
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  • While my son Ben was at college, he began struggling
  • 00:25:44.240 --> 00:25:47.140
  • with intense doubts about God.
  • 00:25:47.150 --> 00:25:49.260
  • Through that season, he discovered it was okay
  • 00:25:49.270 --> 00:25:52.090
  • to have questions and he was not alone in his doubts and fears.
  • 00:25:52.100 --> 00:25:56.270
  • That experience led him to write a book called,
  • 00:25:56.280 --> 00:25:59.250
  • "Room for Doubt."
  • 00:25:59.260 --> 00:26:01.280
  • In it, he walks through his own season of doubt and shares
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  • how ultimately it led him to a stronger,
  • 00:26:05.100 --> 00:26:08.000
  • more profound faith.
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  • If you, or a friend, or a family member are struggling
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  • with their faith, I want to encourage you
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  • and the proclaiming of God's Word, the Bible.
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  • So, thank you for your prayers first and foremost,
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  • and also thank you for putting legs under your prayers
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  • and giving money and means to this ministry.
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  • Whatever you give will be used to broaden the ministry
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  • and so more people in more outlets, and more cable systems,
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  • and television stations can air week by week this,
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  • "Winning Walk" broadcast.
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  • And join me again next week as we continue to study God's Word
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  • on "The Winning Walk," through his book with Jesus Christ.
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