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The Other Story About The Two Sons Part 2

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December 11, 2020
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How do you know that you are really a member of God’s family? In the simple parable we are going to examine this morning, Jesus describes the most visible “birthmark” of a true child of God.

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The Other Story About The Two Sons Part 2

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTISTCHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS,
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  • THE JEWS HAVE BEENGOD'S CHOSEN PEOPLE,
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  • BUT WHEN JESUS CAME,
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  • HE DID SOMETHING COMPLETELYRADICAL AND UNEXPECTED
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  • AND OPENED THE KINGDOM OFGOD TO ANYONE WHO BELIEVES.
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  • TODAY, I WANT TO SHOW YOUTHAT IT DOESN'T MATTER
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  • WHO YOU ARE OR WHAT YOU'VE DONE.
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  • GOD'S FREE GIFT OF SALVATIONIS AVAILABLE TO YOU.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED THE OTHERSTORY ABOUT THE TWO SONS,
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OFPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ♪ THE SKY SHALL UNFOLD
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  • ♪ DECLARING HIS ENTRANCE
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  • ♪ THE STARS SHALL APPLAUD HIM
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  • ♪ WITH THUNDERS OF PRAISE
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ♪ AND THOSE WHO REMAIN SHALL
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  • ♪ SHALL BE CHANGED IN A MOMENT
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  • ♪ AND WE SHALL BEHOLD HIM
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  • ♪ THEN FACE TO FACE
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  • ♪ WE SHALL BEHOLD HIM
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  • ♪ WE SHALL BEHOLD HIM
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  • ♪ FACE TO FACE INALL OF HIS GLORY ♪
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  • ♪ WE SHALL BEHOLD HIM
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  • ♪ YES, WE SHALL BEHOLD HIM
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  • ♪ FACE TO FACE
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  • ♪ FACE TO FACE
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  • ♪ OUR SAVIOR AND LORD
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  • ♪ OUR SAVIOR AND LORD
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  • ♪ WE SHALL BEHOLD HIM
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  • ♪ OUR SAVIOR AND LORD
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  • ♪ OUR SAVIOR AND LORD
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  • ♪ OUR SAVIOR AND LORD
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  • ♪ AMEN
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  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDS)
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  • [ANNOUNCER] EVERYDAY,"PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
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  • IS REACHING MOREPEOPLE THAN EVER BEFORE
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  • WITH THE ULTIMATE HOPE INTROUBLING TIMES, JESUS CHRIST,
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  • AND WE'RE INVITINGYOU TO HELP US
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  • PROCLAIM THE GOSPELACROSS AMERICA
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  • THROUGH THE HOPE ANDTRUTH MATCHING CHALLENGE.
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  • EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVEBETWEEN NOW AND DECEMBER 31ST
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  • WILL BE MATCHED ANDTHEREFORE DOUBLE,
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  • SO TAKE ADVANTAGEOF THIS OPPORTUNITY
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  • TO MULTIPLY YOUR IMPACTFOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
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  • TOGETHER, WE WILL PIERCETHE DARKNESS OF OUR DAY
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  • WITH THE HOPE OF THE WORLD,THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • DID YOU SEE THE ARTICLEIN THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
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  • A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGOBY CHRISTINE WICKER?
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  • AND SHE WAS TALKING ABOUTTHE DECLINE IN BAPTISMS
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  • AMONG SOUTHERN BAPTISTS.
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  • AND NOT ONLY AMONGSOUTHERN BAPTISTS,
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  • HOW FEWER AND FEWERCHURCHES ARE REALLY BUSY
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  • WINNING PEOPLE TOFAITH IN CHRIST,
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  • AND SHE SAID THAT ONEREASON FOR THAT IS
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  • FEWER AND FEWERCHRISTIANS REALLY BELIEVE
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  • THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO HEAVEN.
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  • FEWER AND FEWERCHRISTIANS BELIEVE
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  • THAT JESUS IS THEONLY WAY TO HEAVEN.
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  • BECAUSE OF GLOBAL TRAVEL,
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  • AS CHRISTIANS ARE INTRODUCEDTO OTHER CULTURES,
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  • AS OTHER RELIGIONS AREPLANTED IN AMERICA,
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  • MANY CHRISTIANS BELIEVE, WELL,
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  • SURELY THERE HAS TO BEANOTHER WAY TO HEAVEN
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  • BESIDES FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
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  • IF THAT HERESY EVERSEEPS INTO A CHURCH,
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  • IT WILL KILL EVANGELISMAND THE CHURCH.
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  • AFTER ALL, WHY SHOULDWE RISK OFFENDING PEOPLE
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  • BY PREACHING SUCHA NARROW MESSAGE
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  • THAT JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY?
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  • WHY RISK OFFENDING PEOPLE
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  • IF THERE REALLY AREMULTIPLE PATHS TO HEAVEN?
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  • AND SO WHAT WE HAD HAPPENINGIN MORE AND MORE CHURCHES,
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  • INCLUDING BAPTIST CHURCHESIS PEOPLE ARE SAYING,
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  • "WELL, THE MISSION OFTHE CHURCH IS MORE BROAD.
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  • "IT'S BROADER THANEVANGELISM AND DISCIPLESHIP."
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  • AND SO THEY SAY, "OUR MISSIONINCLUDES AIDS AWARENESS,
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  • "AND CARING FOR UNWED MOTHERS,AND FEEDING THE HUNGRY,
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  • "AND PROVIDING SHELTER FORTHOSE WHO DON'T HAVE HOMES.
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  • "THAT'S OUR MISSION."
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  • NOW HEAR ME VERY CLEARLY.
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  • OUR CHURCH DOES ALLOF THOSE THINGS.
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  • WE SEE THOSE MINISTRIESAS VITAL, BUT HERE'STHE DIFFERENCE:
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  • IN OUR CHURCH, THOSE MINISTRIES
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  • ARE ENDS NOT UNTO THEMSELVES,THEY ARE A MEANS TO AN END.
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  • THEY ARE A MEANSTO INTRODUCE PEOPLE
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  • TO KNOW JESUS CHRISTAS THEIR SAVIOR.
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  • THAT'S WHY WE HAVE OURDALLAS LIFE FOUNDATION,
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  • AND OUR PREGNANCY CENTER,
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  • AND EVERYTHING WE DOHERE IN OUR CHURCH,
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  • WE SEE IT AS A MEANSTO INTRODUCE PEOPLE
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  • TO A FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST
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  • AND THAT IS THEMISSION OF THE CHURCH.
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  • JESUS SAID, JOHN 6,"THIS IS THE WORK OF GOD
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  • "THAT YOU BELIEVE INHIM WHO HE HAS SENT."
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  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IF THEREIS ANY OTHER WAY TO HEAVEN
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  • EXCEPT FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST,
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  • THEN WHY DID GOD SEND HIS SONTO SUFFER THAT HORRIFIC DEATH?
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  • DO YOU THINK IF THERE WASANY OTHER WAY TO BE SAVED,
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  • GOD WOULD HAVE SENT HIS SONTO MAKE SUCH A SACRIFICE?
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  • THE FACT THAT CHRIST CAMEAND WAS NAILED TO THE CROSS
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  • MEANS THIS IS THE ONLY WAY
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  • A PERSON CAN GO TOHEAVEN WHEN HE DIES.
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  • AND IT'S IMPORTANTWE UNDERSTAND THAT.
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  • (MAN EXCLAIMS)
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  • NOW, I APPRECIATE THEENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE,
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  • BUT LET'S GET PERSONALFOR JUST A MOMENT.
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  • ALL OF US ARE BUSY.
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  • I MEASURE IF I WERE TO ASKYOU TODAY ARE YOU TIRED?
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  • YOU WOULD SAY, "PASTOR, YOUDON'T KNOW HOW TIRED I AM."
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  • AND WE'RE ALL TIRED,WE'RE WORN OUT.
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  • BUT WHAT ARE YOU TIRED FROM?
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  • LOOK BACK OVER THE LASTWEEK AT YOUR ACTIVITIES,
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  • WHETHER IT WAS FAMILYRESPONSIBILITIES,
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  • WORK RESPONSIBILITIES, ALLTHESE THINGS YOU'RE DOING,
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  • HOW MUCH TIME DURINGTHE LAST SEVEN DAYS
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  • DID YOU SPEND DOING THE ONETHING GOD ASKED YOU TO DO?
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  • HIS WORK?
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  • HOW MUCH TIME, HOW MUCHENERGY DID YOU DEVOTE
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  • IN THIS LAST WEEK?
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  • TO EITHER INTRODUCINGPEOPLE TO JESUS
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  • OR HELPING THEM GROW INTHEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM?
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  • I'M NOT TRYING TO PUTYOU ON A GUILT TRIP.
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  • I MEAN, EVEN IN CHURCHWORK, I'M IN CHURCH WORK,
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  • IT IS EASY TO GET INVOLVEDDOING PERIPHERAL THINGS
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  • INSTEAD OF DOING THE ONETHING WE WERE COMMANDED TO DO.
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  • WHAT I'M SAYING IS OUR MAINWORK IS TO DO GOD'S WORK
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  • AND GOD'S WORK IS TOINTRODUCE PEOPLE TO CHRIST.
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  • OUR MAIN WORK IS TOPERFORM GOD'S WORK.
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  • THIRD, OUR WORK IS THE RESULTOF OUR RELATIONSHIP TO GOD.
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  • OUR WORK IS THE RESULT OFOUR RELATIONSHIP TO GOD.
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  • NOTICE IN THIS PARABLE,
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  • HE DOESN'T GO TO SOME STRANGER
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  • AND PICK HIM OFF OFTHE STREET AND SAY,
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  • "STRANGER, GO WORK INMY VINEYARD TODAY."
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  • NO, HE GOES TO HIS OWN SON.
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  • HE SAYS, "SON, YOU GOAND WORK IN MY VINEYARD."
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  • HE SAID, "SON, INLIGHT OF EVERYTHING
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  • "THAT I'VE DONE FORYOU IN THE PAST,
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  • "IN LIGHT OF ALLOF THE INHERITANCE
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  • "THAT IS GOING TO BEYOURS IN THE FUTURE,
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  • "YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATIONTO WORK IN MY VINEYARD."
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  • AND THE SAME IS TRUE OF US.
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  • THE REASON WE'RE TO DOGOD'S WORK IS FIRST OF ALL
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  • BECAUSE WHAT GOD HAS ALREADYDONE FOR US IN SAVING US.
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  • 1 CORINTHIAN 6 SAYS DO YOUNOT KNOW YOU'RE NOT YOUR OWN?
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  • YOU'VE BEEN REDEEMEDWITH A PRICE.
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  • IN LIGHT OF WHAT GOD'SDONE FOR US IN THE PAST,
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  • BUT ALSO IN THE LIGHT OF ALL
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  • THAT IS GOING TO BELONGTO US IN THE FUTURE.
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  • BECAUSE OF OURETERNAL INHERITANCE,
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  • WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TOWORK, TO DO GOD'S WORK.
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  • JUST IMAGINE THAT YOUR MOMAND DAD HAVE SPENT THEIR LIVES
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  • BUILDING A FAMILY BUSINESS,
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  • A BUSINESS THEY INTENDTO LEAVE TO YOU ONE DAY.
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  • YOUR PARENTS ARE GETTINGADVANCED IN YEARS
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  • AND ONE DAY YOUR DADCALLS YOU AND SAYS,
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  • "YOU KNOW, WE'RE GETTING OLDER
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  • "AND WE REALLYCOULD USE SOME HELP,
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  • "AND I KNOW YOU HAVE YOUROWN FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES
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  • "AND WORK RESPONSIBILITIES,
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  • "BUT DO YOU THINK YOU COULDJUST SPEND ONE DAY A WEEK
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  • "AND HELP US IN THEFAMILY BUSINESS?"
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  • YOU SAY, "SURE, DAD, I'DBE HAPPY TO HELP YOU."
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  • AND YOU HAVE EVERYINTENTION OF DOING THAT,
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  • BUT YOUR OWN WORKRESPONSIBILITIES,
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  • THE PULL OF YOUR OWN FAMILY
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  • KEEP YOU FROM FOLLOWINGTHROUGH ON THAT COMMITMENT.
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  • ONE DAY, YOU RECEIVETHE PHONE CALL
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  • THAT YOUR DAD HAS PASSED AWAY,
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  • AND SO YOU TRAVEL TO THEOFFICE THAT YOUR DAD HAD
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  • FOR SO MANY YEARS WHERE HERAN THE FAMILY BUSINESS,
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  • AND TO YOUR DISAPPOINTMENT,
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  • YOU DISCOVER THAT WHAT HADONCE BEEN A THRIVING ENTERPRISE
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  • HAD NOW SHRIVELEDUP INTO NOTHING.
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  • YOU'RE FILLED WITHREGRET, YOU THOUGHT,
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  • "IF ONLY I HAD DONE WHAT MYFATHER HAD ASKED ME TO DO,
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  • "THIS BUSINESS WOULDSTILL BE A SUCCESS TODAY."
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS, FOLKS, ONE DAY,
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  • EVERYTHING THAT BELONGS TOGOD IS GOING TO BELONG TO US.
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  • WE ARE JOINT HEIRSWITH JESUS CHRIST.
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  • WE'VE GOT A GREAT INHERITANCE
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  • THAT AWAITS US INHEAVEN ONE DAY,
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  • AND I DON'T UNDERSTANDEVERYTHING THAT MEANS,
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  • BUT WHAT I DOUNDERSTAND IS THIS:
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  • OUR EFFORT OR OUR LACKOF EFFORT IN THIS LIFE
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  • IN DOING GOD'S WORK
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  • WILL PROFOUNDLY AFFECT THESIZE OF OUR INHERITANCE.
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  • IT IS OUR RELATIONSHIP TO GOD
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  • THAT OBLIGATES USTO DO HIS WORK.
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  • AND NUMBER FOUR, OURWORK SHOULD BEGIN TODAY.
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  • OUR WORK SHOULD BEGIN TODAY.
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  • NOTICE AGAIN, INVERSE 28, HE SAYS,
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  • "SON, GO WORK TODAYIN THE VINEYARD."
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  • I'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WASIRONIC THAT WE HUMAN BEINGS
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  • WHO THE BIBLE SAYSARE JUST LIKE VAPORS
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  • THAT APPEAR FOR A LITTLEWHILE AND THEN THEY VANISH.
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  • WE TEND TO SQUANDER TIME,
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  • BUT GOD WHO IS ETERNAL FROMEVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING,
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  • HE VALUES TIME.
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  • TO US, TIME IS LIMITLESS.
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  • TO GOD, TIME IS INVALUABLE.
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  • FOR US WHO ARE HUMAN BEINGS,
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  • THE MOST OPPORTUNE TIMETO BEGIN DOING SOMETHING
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  • IS TOMORROW.
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  • FOR GOD, THE MOST OPPORTUNETIME TO BEGIN IS TODAY.
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  • ISN'T THAT WHAT THE WORD OFGOD SAYS OVER AND OVER AGAIN?
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  • GOD SAYS TODAY.
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  • IN HEBREWS 3:7, TODAYIF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE,
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  • DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEART.
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  • THE FATHER IS SAYING TO THE SON,
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  • "TODAY, SON, GO WORKIN THE VINEYARD."
  • 00:13:02.671 --> 00:13:07.343
  • OUR WORK, WHATEVER ITIS, IS TO BEGIN TODAY.
  • 00:13:07.376 --> 00:13:12.615
  • THE FIRST SON SAID,"I'LL GO, FATHER,"
  • 00:13:12.648 --> 00:13:14.984
  • BUT HE DIDN'T FOLLOWTHROUGH ON THAT COMMITMENT.
  • 00:13:15.017 --> 00:13:17.586
  • BUT NOW LOOK AT THESECOND SON, VERSE 30.
  • 00:13:17.620 --> 00:13:20.756
  • AND THE FATHER CAMETO THE SECOND SON
  • 00:13:20.789 --> 00:13:22.725
  • AND SAID THE SAME THING,BUT HE ANSWERED AND HE SAID,
  • 00:13:22.758 --> 00:13:26.795
  • "I WILL NOT GO," YET AFTERWARDHE REGRETTED IT AND HE WENT.
  • 00:13:26.829 --> 00:13:33.135
  • WE DON'T KNOW THE REASON,
  • 00:13:33.168 --> 00:13:35.037
  • BUT HE HAD SOME FEELINGOF REBELLION IN HIS HEART,
  • 00:13:35.070 --> 00:13:37.740
  • SOME DEFIANCE IN HIS HEART,
  • 00:13:37.773 --> 00:13:39.241
  • AND HE SAID TO HIS FATHER,
  • 00:13:39.275 --> 00:13:40.676
  • "I'M NOT GOING TO DOWHAT YOU ASKED ME TO DO."
  • 00:13:40.709 --> 00:13:43.579
  • BUT LATER ON, HE HADA CHANGE OF HEART
  • 00:13:43.612 --> 00:13:45.147
  • AND HE SAID, "I'LL OBEY, I'LLGO WORK IN THE VINEYARD."
  • 00:13:45.180 --> 00:13:49.785
  • NOW REMEMBER, JESUS WASCALLING FOR A VERDICT,
  • 00:13:49.818 --> 00:13:51.820
  • SO HE SAYS TO THESEJEWISH LEADERS, VERSE 31,
  • 00:13:51.854 --> 00:13:54.790
  • "WHICH OF THE TWO DIDTHE WILL OF HIS FATHER?"
  • 00:13:54.823 --> 00:14:00.729
  • NOW, THIS ISN'T A TRICKQUESTION. (CHUCKLES)
  • 00:14:00.763 --> 00:14:03.165
  • YOU'VE HEARD THESTORY OF THE TWO SONS.
  • 00:14:03.198 --> 00:14:05.234
  • ONE SAID, "I WILL GO" BUTNEVER FOLLOWED THROUGH.
  • 00:14:05.267 --> 00:14:08.003
  • THE SECOND SAID,"I WILL NOT GO,"
  • 00:14:08.037 --> 00:14:09.471
  • BUT HAD A CHANGE OF HEART
  • 00:14:09.505 --> 00:14:10.606
  • AND DID GO WORK IN THE VINEYARD.
  • 00:14:10.639 --> 00:14:12.007
  • WHICH ONE DID THEWILL OF THE FATHER?
  • 00:14:12.041 --> 00:14:14.843
  • AND THE PEOPLESAID, "THE LATTER."
  • 00:14:14.877 --> 00:14:17.012
  • AND JESUS SAID,"TRULY, I SAY TO YOU
  • 00:14:17.046 --> 00:14:19.248
  • "THAT THE TAX GATHERERSAND THE HARLOTS
  • 00:14:19.281 --> 00:14:21.684
  • "WILL GET INTO THE KINGDOMOF GOD BEFORE YOU DO."
  • 00:14:21.717 --> 00:14:26.588
  • YOU SEE, IF THE FIRST SONREPRESENTS THE JEWISH LEADERS
  • 00:14:26.622 --> 00:14:29.158
  • WHO PROFESS TO BE GOD LOVERS,BUT NEVER FOLLOWED THROUGH,
  • 00:14:29.191 --> 00:14:33.329
  • THEN THE SECOND SONREPRESENTED THE GENTILES,
  • 00:14:33.362 --> 00:14:36.465
  • THE NON-JEWS, WHO FOR THOUSANDSOF YEARS HAD REJECTED GOD,
  • 00:14:36.498 --> 00:14:41.270
  • BUT NOW THEY HAD HADA CHANGE OF HEART.
  • 00:14:41.303 --> 00:14:43.372
  • THEY WERE THE ONES WHOWERE ACTUALLY COMING
  • 00:14:43.405 --> 00:14:45.441
  • TO FAITH IN CHRIST AT THISPOINT IN JESUS' MINISTRY,
  • 00:14:45.474 --> 00:14:48.544
  • WHILE THE JEWS REJECTED HIM.
  • 00:14:48.577 --> 00:14:50.879
  • AND JESUS SAID TO THE JEWS,
  • 00:14:50.913 --> 00:14:52.314
  • "IT IS THESE WHO INITIALLYREJECTED ME AND ARE COMING TO ME
  • 00:14:52.348 --> 00:14:56.418
  • "THAT ARE GOING TO BE IN THEKINGDOM OF GOD BEFORE YOU."
  • 00:14:56.452 --> 00:15:00.522
  • WHAT'S THE APPLICATIONOF THIS MESSAGE?
  • 00:15:00.556 --> 00:15:02.424
  • LOOK AT VERSE 32.
  • 00:15:02.458 --> 00:15:04.059
  • JESUS SAID, "FORJOHN CAME TO YOU
  • 00:15:04.093 --> 00:15:06.161
  • "IN THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,AND YOU DID NOT BELIEVE HIM,
  • 00:15:06.195 --> 00:15:09.865
  • "BUT THE TAX GATHERERS ANDTHE HARLOTS DID BELIEVE HIM,
  • 00:15:09.898 --> 00:15:13.268
  • "AND YOU, SEEING THIS, DID NOTEVEN FEEL REMORSE AFTERWARD
  • 00:15:13.302 --> 00:15:18.273
  • "SO AS TO BELIEVE."
  • 00:15:18.307 --> 00:15:22.845
  • I THINK THIS PARABLE HASTWO SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS.
  • 00:15:22.878 --> 00:15:27.149
  • FIRST OF ALL, FORNON-CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:15:27.182 --> 00:15:29.585
  • FOR NON-CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:15:29.618 --> 00:15:31.387
  • THERE'S SOME OF YOU LISTENINGTO THE MESSAGE TODAY,
  • 00:15:31.420 --> 00:15:34.823
  • (SIGHS) YOU'RE FAR OFF FROM GOD
  • 00:15:34.857 --> 00:15:37.192
  • AND YOU'RE HESITANT TO BELIEVE
  • 00:15:37.226 --> 00:15:38.560
  • GOD COULD REALLY FORGIVEYOU OF YOUR SINS.
  • 00:15:38.594 --> 00:15:42.064
  • YOU'RE THINKING "PASTOR,
  • 00:15:42.097 --> 00:15:43.232
  • "YOU DON'T UNDERSTANDWHAT I'VE DONE.
  • 00:15:43.265 --> 00:15:45.134
  • "GOD COULD NEVER FORGIVE ME."
  • 00:15:45.167 --> 00:15:49.438
  • LISTEN TO WHAT JESUS SAID.
  • 00:15:49.471 --> 00:15:51.707
  • JESUS SAID, "EVEN IF YOUARE ON THE BOTTOM RUNG,
  • 00:15:51.740 --> 00:15:55.277
  • "EVEN IF YOU ARE IN THE CATEGORY
  • 00:15:55.310 --> 00:15:57.079
  • "OF A PROSTITUTE AND A CHEAT,
  • 00:15:57.112 --> 00:16:00.049
  • "THE PROSTITUTE, THECHEAT, THE MURDERER,
  • 00:16:00.082 --> 00:16:02.718
  • "THE FORNICATOR, THE HOMOSEXUAL
  • 00:16:02.751 --> 00:16:05.387
  • "WHO TRUST INCHRIST AS HIS SAVIOR
  • 00:16:05.421 --> 00:16:08.190
  • "IS MORE HOLY IN GOD'S EYESTHAN A RELIGIOUS PERSON
  • 00:16:08.223 --> 00:16:14.363
  • "WHO NEVER CONFESSES HISNEED FOR FORGIVENESS."
  • 00:16:14.396 --> 00:16:18.534
  • THAT'S WHAT JESUSIS SAYING HERE.
  • 00:16:18.567 --> 00:16:20.803
  • IF YOU ARE TEMPTED TOTHINK THAT YOUR SIN
  • 00:16:20.836 --> 00:16:22.838
  • IS TOO GREAT TO BEFORGIVEN, REMEMBER THIS:
  • 00:16:22.871 --> 00:16:25.407
  • THE REASON GOD SENT HIS SONJESUS TO DIE ON THE CROSS
  • 00:16:25.441 --> 00:16:29.578
  • WAS NOT FOR THOSELITTLE SINS OF YOURS,
  • 00:16:29.611 --> 00:16:31.814
  • IT WAS FOR THOSEGIGANTIC SINS OF OURS
  • 00:16:31.847 --> 00:16:34.616
  • THAT WE DO NOT BELIEVEGOD CAN FORGIVE.
  • 00:16:34.650 --> 00:16:36.452
  • THAT'S WHY CHRISTCAME TO DIE FOR YOU.
  • 00:16:36.485 --> 00:16:39.855
  • NO ONE IS BEYOND THE REALMOF GOD'S FORGIVENESS.
  • 00:16:39.888 --> 00:16:43.525
  • IN ISAIAH 1:18,REMEMBER WHAT GOD SAID?
  • 00:16:43.559 --> 00:16:46.295
  • "COME, LET US REASON TOGETHER,"SAYS THE LORD OF HOSTS.
  • 00:16:46.328 --> 00:16:49.698
  • "THOUGH YOUR SINS BE AS SCARLET,
  • 00:16:49.731 --> 00:16:52.034
  • "I WILL MAKE THEM WHITE AS SNOW.
  • 00:16:52.067 --> 00:16:54.002
  • "THOUGH THEY BERED LIKE CRIMSON,
  • 00:16:54.036 --> 00:16:55.704
  • "I WILL MAKE THEM AS WOOL."
  • 00:16:55.737 --> 00:16:59.541
  • BUT I BELIEVE THE PRIMARYAPPLICATION OF THIS MESSAGE
  • 00:16:59.575 --> 00:17:02.044
  • REALLY ISN'T FOR NON-CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:17:02.077 --> 00:17:04.680
  • I BELIEVE IT'S FOR CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:17:04.713 --> 00:17:06.782
  • WILL YOU NOTICEAGAIN THE SECOND SON?
  • 00:17:06.815 --> 00:17:10.152
  • IT'S SO EASY, AS ONECOMMENTATOR SAID,
  • 00:17:10.185 --> 00:17:12.421
  • TO GET HUNG UP ON WHATTHE FIRST SON DID WRONG
  • 00:17:12.454 --> 00:17:16.592
  • AND MISS WHAT THE SECONDSON DID THAT WAS RIGHT.
  • 00:17:16.625 --> 00:17:20.095
  • SEE, WHAT THE SECOND SONDID WAS RIGHT WAS THIS.
  • 00:17:20.129 --> 00:17:22.664
  • EVEN THOUGH HE HADREBELLED AGAINST GOD,
  • 00:17:22.698 --> 00:17:25.200
  • EVENTUALLY HE CAME TO GOD.
  • 00:17:25.234 --> 00:17:28.570
  • AND HERE'S ANIMPORTANT PRINCIPLE,
  • 00:17:28.604 --> 00:17:30.239
  • IT IS NOT OUR FIRSTRESPONSE THAT IS IMPORTANT,
  • 00:17:30.272 --> 00:17:32.975
  • IT'S OUR FINAL RESPONSE.
  • 00:17:33.008 --> 00:17:36.712
  • THIS SECOND SON, HEREBELLED INITIALLY,
  • 00:17:36.745 --> 00:17:40.282
  • BUT EVENTUALLY HE RESPONDED
  • 00:17:40.315 --> 00:17:43.452
  • AND THEREIN IS A GREATLESSON FOR ALL OF US.
  • 00:17:43.485 --> 00:17:46.755
  • MAYBE YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN WHOHAS WANDERED AWAY FROM GOD
  • 00:17:46.788 --> 00:17:50.659
  • AND YOU BEGIN TO THINKYOU'RE TOO FAR GONE
  • 00:17:50.692 --> 00:17:53.195
  • TO EVER COME BACK INTO ARIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 00:17:53.228 --> 00:17:56.532
  • LISTEN TO ME THIS MORNING,
  • 00:17:56.565 --> 00:17:58.033
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW FAR YOUHAVE WANDERED AWAY FROM GOD.
  • 00:17:58.066 --> 00:18:00.969
  • IT IS NEVER TOOLATE TO TURN AROUND
  • 00:18:01.003 --> 00:18:03.839
  • AND COME BACK HOME TO ARIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.
  • 00:18:03.872 --> 00:18:08.110
  • YOU SEE, SATAN LOVES TOPARALYZE US WITH GUILT.
  • 00:18:08.143 --> 00:18:10.646
  • SATAN LOVES TO MAKE US FEEL
  • 00:18:10.679 --> 00:18:12.080
  • WE ARE TOO FAR GONE TOEVER COME BACK TO GOD.
  • 00:18:12.114 --> 00:18:15.751
  • GUILT HAS A WAY OF PARALYZINGUS IN EVERY AREA OF LIFE.
  • 00:18:15.784 --> 00:18:21.423
  • MAYBE YOU'RE OVERWEIGHT,YOU'RE OUT OF SHAPE,
  • 00:18:21.456 --> 00:18:25.394
  • AND YOU THINK, "YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:18:25.427 --> 00:18:26.628
  • "I'M TOO FAR GONE TOEVER TURN THIS AROUND.
  • 00:18:26.662 --> 00:18:28.830
  • "WHY EVEN TRY?" ANDSO YOU JUST GIVE UP.
  • 00:18:28.864 --> 00:18:32.000
  • OR MAYBE YOU'RESWIMMING IN DEBT.
  • 00:18:32.034 --> 00:18:33.669
  • YOU'VE GOT BILLS STACKEDUP TO YOUR EYEBALL
  • 00:18:33.702 --> 00:18:36.672
  • AND YOU THINK, "IAM SO FAR DOWN,
  • 00:18:36.705 --> 00:18:38.907
  • "WHY EVEN TRY TOMANAGE MY MONEY?
  • 00:18:38.941 --> 00:18:41.210
  • "I CAN'T DO ANYTHING TO CHANGEMY FINANCIAL SITUATION."
  • 00:18:41.243 --> 00:18:45.147
  • IT'S THE SAME THINGIN OUR SPIRITUAL LIFE.
  • 00:18:45.180 --> 00:18:47.416
  • SOMETIMES WE GET TOTHE POINT TO THINK
  • 00:18:47.449 --> 00:18:49.084
  • WE HAVE GONE TOO FAR FOR SO LONG
  • 00:18:49.117 --> 00:18:51.820
  • THAT WE CAN NEVER TURN AROUND.
  • 00:18:51.853 --> 00:18:54.856
  • BUT LISTEN TO THE SECOND SON.
  • 00:18:54.890 --> 00:18:57.392
  • THE SECOND SON IS SAYING TO US
  • 00:18:57.426 --> 00:18:59.928
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER WHATYOUR FIRST RESPONSE IS,
  • 00:18:59.962 --> 00:19:02.864
  • IT'S YOUR FINAL RESPONSETHAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
  • 00:19:02.898 --> 00:19:06.068
  • JESUS IS SAYING IT DOESN'TMATTER SO MUCH WHERE YOU ARE
  • 00:19:06.101 --> 00:19:09.571
  • IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
  • 00:19:09.605 --> 00:19:12.140
  • AS IT DOES WHERE YOU'RE HEADED.
  • 00:19:12.174 --> 00:19:14.910
  • JESUS IS SAYING ITIS NEVER TOO LATE
  • 00:19:14.943 --> 00:19:17.246
  • TO START DOING THE RIGHT THING.
  • 00:19:17.279 --> 00:19:20.249
  • WHEREVER YOU ARE,YOU CAN TURN AROUND
  • 00:19:20.282 --> 00:19:23.452
  • AND HEAD HOME TO GOD.
  • 00:19:23.485 --> 00:19:27.089
  • IN HIS BOOK, "SIMPLE FAITH,"
  • 00:19:27.122 --> 00:19:30.092
  • CHUCK SWINDOLL TELLS THE TRUESTORY OF ROBERT ROBINSON.
  • 00:19:30.125 --> 00:19:34.997
  • ROBERT ROBINSON WAS BORN200 YEARS AGO IN ENGLAND.
  • 00:19:35.030 --> 00:19:39.768
  • WHEN HE WAS A YOUNG BOY,HIS FATHER PASSED AWAY
  • 00:19:39.801 --> 00:19:41.970
  • AND HIS MOTHER, UNABLETO CARE FOR HIM,
  • 00:19:42.004 --> 00:19:44.139
  • BUNDLED HIM UP ANDSENT HIM TO LIVE
  • 00:19:44.172 --> 00:19:45.774
  • WITH SOME RELATIVES IN LONDON.
  • 00:19:45.807 --> 00:19:47.676
  • SHE HAD PLANNED FORHIM TO BECOME A BARBER,
  • 00:19:47.709 --> 00:19:49.544
  • TO LEARN THE SKILL OF BARBERING.
  • 00:19:49.578 --> 00:19:52.047
  • WELL, WHILE HE WAS INLONDON AS A TEENAGER,
  • 00:19:52.080 --> 00:19:55.083
  • ROBERT ROBINSON CAME UNDERTHE PREACHING INFLUENCE
  • 00:19:55.117 --> 00:19:57.619
  • OF THE METHODIST EVANGELISTGEORGE WHITEFIELD
  • 00:19:57.653 --> 00:20:00.856
  • AND HE WAS MARVELOUSLY SAVED
  • 00:20:00.889 --> 00:20:02.424
  • AND LATER CALLEDTO THE MINISTRY.
  • 00:20:02.457 --> 00:20:05.727
  • WHEN ROBERT ROBINSONWAS 25 YEARS OF AGE,
  • 00:20:05.761 --> 00:20:07.996
  • HE BECAME THE PASTOROF THE BAPTIST CHURCH
  • 00:20:08.030 --> 00:20:10.065
  • IN CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND
  • 00:20:10.098 --> 00:20:12.134
  • AND IMMEDIATELY HIS CAREERSKYROCKETED LIKE A METEOR.
  • 00:20:12.167 --> 00:20:18.006
  • I MEAN, EVERYBODY AROUND ENGLAND
  • 00:20:18.040 --> 00:20:19.875
  • HEARD ABOUT ROBERT ROBINSON,
  • 00:20:19.908 --> 00:20:21.543
  • THEY FELL UNDER THESPELL OF HIS PREACHING.
  • 00:20:21.576 --> 00:20:24.913
  • BUT DURING THATPERIOD IN HIS LIFE,
  • 00:20:24.946 --> 00:20:26.415
  • ROBERT ROBINSON FELL INTOA MORAL TRANSGRESSION
  • 00:20:26.448 --> 00:20:30.652
  • THAT CAUSED HIM TO HAVETO LEAVE HIS CHURCH
  • 00:20:30.686 --> 00:20:33.255
  • AND HE FADED FROMTHE MINISTERIAL SCENE
  • 00:20:33.288 --> 00:20:35.691
  • AS QUICKLY AS HEHAD APPEARED ON IT.
  • 00:20:35.724 --> 00:20:38.327
  • SOON PEOPLE HADFORGOTTEN ABOUT THE LIFE
  • 00:20:38.360 --> 00:20:40.429
  • AND MINISTRY OF ROBERT ROBINSON.
  • 00:20:40.462 --> 00:20:44.399
  • MANY YEARS LATER, ROBINSONWAS IN A STAGECOACH
  • 00:20:44.433 --> 00:20:48.370
  • RIDING TO A DESTINATION.
  • 00:20:48.403 --> 00:20:49.938
  • HE WAS SEATED NEXT TO A WOMANWHO WAS READING A SMALL BOOK
  • 00:20:49.971 --> 00:20:54.810
  • AND SHE KEPT READING THE SAMEPAGE OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
  • 00:20:54.843 --> 00:20:59.247
  • AND FINALLY SHE HANDEDIT TO ROBINSON AND SAID,
  • 00:20:59.281 --> 00:21:01.950
  • "READ THIS AND SEEWHAT IT SAYS TO YOU."
  • 00:21:01.983 --> 00:21:05.921
  • HE LOOKED DOWN AT IT ANDHE READ THE FIRST LINES,
  • 00:21:05.954 --> 00:21:08.924
  • IT WAS A HYMN.
  • 00:21:08.957 --> 00:21:11.693
  • COME THOU FOUNTOF EVERY BLESSING,
  • 00:21:11.727 --> 00:21:15.364
  • TUNE MY HEART TOSING THY PRAISE.
  • 00:21:15.397 --> 00:21:18.767
  • STREAMS OF MERCY NEVER CEASING,
  • 00:21:18.800 --> 00:21:22.104
  • CAUSE FOR SONGSOF LOUDEST PRAISE.
  • 00:21:22.137 --> 00:21:26.942
  • "WHAT DO YOU THINKTHAT MEANS?" SHE SAID.
  • 00:21:26.975 --> 00:21:30.479
  • ROBINSON TRIED TO DISTRACT HER
  • 00:21:30.512 --> 00:21:33.048
  • AND ENGAGE INANOTHER CONVERSATION,
  • 00:21:33.081 --> 00:21:35.016
  • BUT SHE WOULDN'T LET IT GO.
  • 00:21:35.050 --> 00:21:36.218
  • "NO, TELL ME WHAT YOUTHINK THIS MEANS."
  • 00:21:36.251 --> 00:21:39.488
  • HE BURST INTO TEARSAND HE SAID, "MADAM,
  • 00:21:39.521 --> 00:21:42.357
  • "I'M THE POOR SOUL WHO WROTETHAT SONG MANY YEARS AGO
  • 00:21:42.391 --> 00:21:47.396
  • "AND I WOULD GIVEA THOUSAND WORLDS
  • 00:21:47.429 --> 00:21:49.498
  • "IF I COULD REGAIN THATFEELING I HAD BACK THEN."
  • 00:21:49.531 --> 00:21:54.903
  • IRONICALLY, THE LASTPORTION OF THAT HYMN
  • 00:21:54.936 --> 00:21:57.739
  • PROPHESIED HIS OWNDEPARTURE FROM THE FAITH.
  • 00:21:57.773 --> 00:22:01.443
  • REMEMBER WHAT IT SAYS?
  • 00:22:01.476 --> 00:22:03.712
  • PRONE TO WANDER,LORD, I FEEL IT.
  • 00:22:03.745 --> 00:22:07.582
  • PRONE TO LEAVE THE GOD I LOVE.
  • 00:22:07.616 --> 00:22:11.019
  • HERE'S MY HEART, OH,TAKE AND SEAL IT.
  • 00:22:11.052 --> 00:22:13.989
  • SEAL IT FOR THY COURTS ABOVE.
  • 00:22:14.022 --> 00:22:19.828
  • THE TRAGEDY OF ROBERT ROBINSON
  • 00:22:19.861 --> 00:22:22.531
  • WAS NOT THAT HEDEPARTED FROM GOD.
  • 00:22:22.564 --> 00:22:26.902
  • THE TRAGEDY WAS HE FORGOTHOW EASY IT IS TO RETURN.
  • 00:22:26.935 --> 00:22:33.341
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:22:33.375 --> 00:22:38.613
  • WHEN WE PRESENT"PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:22:38.647 --> 00:22:40.449
  • WE NEVER KNOW HOW APRODIGAL MIGHT RESPOND.
  • 00:22:40.482 --> 00:22:44.085
  • I WAS ENCOURAGED TO HEAR FROMA GENTLEMAN IN NEW YORK CITY.
  • 00:22:44.119 --> 00:22:47.756
  • LLOYD SAID, "PASTOR JEFFRESS,I GREW UP IN A CHRISTIAN HOME
  • 00:22:47.789 --> 00:22:51.526
  • "WITH A MOTHER WHO'S ASTALWART OF THE FAITH.
  • 00:22:51.560 --> 00:22:54.696
  • "I ACCEPTED CHRISTAT A YOUNG AGE,
  • 00:22:54.729 --> 00:22:57.265
  • "BUT AS AN ADULT, ISTRAYED FROM THE PATH.
  • 00:22:57.299 --> 00:23:00.101
  • "I'VE MADE MISTAKES THATARE LIKE A BALL AND CHAIN
  • 00:23:00.135 --> 00:23:02.904
  • "AROUND MY NECK AND FEET,
  • 00:23:02.938 --> 00:23:04.673
  • "AND NOW I'M ASKING GODTO HELP ME COME HOME."
  • 00:23:04.706 --> 00:23:09.511
  • I LOVE LLOYD'S RAW,UNFILTERED HONESTY
  • 00:23:09.544 --> 00:23:13.748
  • AND THE ONLY BARRIERTHAT STANDS IN THE WAY
  • 00:23:13.782 --> 00:23:15.951
  • OF HELPING PEOPLE LIKE LLOYDARE THE RESOURCES TO DO SO.
  • 00:23:15.984 --> 00:23:20.288
  • WHEN YOU INVEST IN"PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:23:20.322 --> 00:23:22.457
  • YOU'RE BECOMING A DIRECT CONDUIT
  • 00:23:22.491 --> 00:23:25.060
  • TO DELIVER A MESSAGE OF HOPE
  • 00:23:25.093 --> 00:23:26.995
  • TO PEOPLE ALL ACROSS THECOUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:23:27.028 --> 00:23:31.166
  • MAY I COUNT ON YOU TO GIVEA GENEROUS GIFT TODAY?
  • 00:23:31.199 --> 00:23:34.936
  • BECAUSE OF THE RECORD-SETTING
  • 00:23:34.970 --> 00:23:36.438
  • MATCHING CHALLENGEOF $1.2 MILLION,
  • 00:23:36.471 --> 00:23:39.574
  • RIGHT NOW YOUR GENEROUS GIFTWILL HAVE TWICE THE IMPACT.
  • 00:23:39.608 --> 00:23:43.612
  • PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR GOAL
  • 00:23:43.645 --> 00:23:45.580
  • SO THAT WE CANEXPAND OUR MINISTRY
  • 00:23:45.614 --> 00:23:47.682
  • EVEN MORE DURINGTHE COMING NEW YEAR.
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  • NOW STAY RIGHTTHERE, I'LL BE BACK
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  • [NARRATOR] FROM ONEDAY TO THE NEXT,
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  • TWO SONS WITH TWO VERYDIFFERENT RESPONSES.
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  • ONE SAID HE WOULDOBEY THE FATHER,
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  • THE PARABLE MAKESIT PERFECTLY CLEAR
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  • WHICH SON WILL ENTERTHE KINGDOM OF GOD.
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  • WELL, THE ISSUE OF SALVATION
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