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Stop And Smell The Manger

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December 25, 2020
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It sounds trite, but it is nevertheless true: the busyness of the Christmas season often causes us to forget the meaning of Christmas Day. So today we are going to slow down for half an hour and take time to “stop and smell the manger” by looking at the key players in the Christmas story.

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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 VICTORYWITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS
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  • AND FROM THE ENTIREJEFFRESS FAMILY
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  • AND ALL OF US HERE AT"PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
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  • LET ME EXTEND WARMCHRISTMAS GREETINGS
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  • TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
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  • THIS WEEK PROVIDES USAMPLE REASON TO CELEBRATE
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  • BECAUSE AS THE ANGEL SAID,
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  • "TODAY THERE HAS BEENBORN FOR YOU A SAVIOR
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  • "WHO IS CHRIST THE LORD."
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  • SO IN THESE BRIEFMOMENTS BEFORE US TODAY,
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  • LET ME ENCOURAGE YOUTO SET EVERYTHING ASIDE
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  • AND FULLY ENGAGE IN THEMIRACULOUS BIRTH OF JESUS.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLEDSTOP AND SMELL THE MANGER
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ♪ HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING
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  • ♪ GLORY TO THE NEWBORN KING
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  • ♪ PEACE ON EARTHAND MERCY MILD ♪
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  • ♪ GOD AND SINNERS RECONCILED
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  • ♪ JOYFUL, ALL YE NATIONS, RISE
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  • ♪ JOIN THE TRIUMPHOF THE SKIES ♪
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  • ♪ WITH THE ANGELICHOST PROCLAIM ♪
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  • ♪ CHRIST IS BORN IN BETHLEHEM
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  • ♪ HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING
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  • ♪ GLORY TO THE NEWBORN KING
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  • ♪ THE FIRST NOEL
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  • ♪ THE ANGEL DID SAY
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  • ♪ WAS TO CERTAINPOOR SHEPHERDS ♪
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  • ♪ IN FIELDS AS THEY LAY
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  • ♪ IN FIELDS WHERE THEY LAY
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  • ♪ KEEPING THEIR SHEEP
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  • ♪ ON A COLD WINTER'S NIGHT
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  • ♪ THAT WAS SO DEEP
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  • ♪ NOEL, NOEL, NOEL, NOEL
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  • ♪ BORN IS THE KING OF ISRAEL
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  • ♪ O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL
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  • ♪ JOYFUL AND TRIUMPHANT
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  • ♪ O COME YE, O COMEYE TO BETHLEHEM ♪
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  • ♪ O COME AND BEHOLD HIM
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  • ♪ BORN THE KING OF ANGELS
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  • ♪ O COME, LET US ADORE HIM
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  • ♪ O COME, LET US ADORE HIM
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  • ♪ O COME, LET US ADORE HIM
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  • ♪ CHRIST
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  • ♪ THE LORD
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  • ♪ THE LORD
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • [ANNOUNCER] EVERY DAY,"PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
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  • IS REACHING MOREPEOPLE THAN EVER BEFORE
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  • WITH THE ULTIMATEHOPE, JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND WE'RE INVITING YOU TOHELP US PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL
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  • ACROSS AMERICA THROUGH THE HOPE
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  • AND TRUTH MATCHING CHALLENGE.
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  • EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVEBETWEEN NOW AND DECEMBER 31ST
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  • WILL BE MATCHED ANDTHEREFORE DOUBLED,
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  • PLUS A COPY OFTHE BRAND NEW 2021
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  • "PATHWAY TO VICTORYDAILY DEVOTIONAL"
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  • IS YOURS WHEN YOUGIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • TOGETHER, WE WILL PIERCETHE DARKNESS OF OUR DAY
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  • WITH THE HOPE OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • HELEN HAYES, THE LATEAND LEGENDARY ACTRESS,
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  • WAS CERTAINLY A GREAT ACTRESSBUT BY HER OWN ADMISSION,
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  • SHE WASN'T A VERY GOOD COOK.
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  • IN FACT, SHE AVOIDED
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  • PREPARING THANKSGIVING DINNERFOR HER FAMILY FOR YEARS^,
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  • BUT FINALLY SHE DECIDEDSHE OUGHT TO TACKLE IT.
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  • AND SO BEFORE SHE DID,
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  • SHE SAT HER HUSBAND ANDYOUNG SON DOWN AND SHE SAID,
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  • "NOW, YOU KNOW, I'MNOT A VERY GOOD COOK
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  • "BUT I THINK I OUGHT TO PREPARETHANKSGIVING DINNER FOR US
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  • "SO THIS IS WHATWE'RE GOING TO DO.
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  • "I'M GOING TO PREPARE THEDINNER, I'M GOING TO BRING ITOUT.
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  • "AND AFTER A FEW BITESIF YOU DON'T LIKE IT,
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  • "NO COMMENTS, JUST QUIETLYPUSH YOUR PLATE BACK,
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  • "STAND UP SILENTLY
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  • "AND WE'LL GO TO THE NEARESTRESTAURANT TOGETHER."
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  • (AUDIENCE LAUGHING)
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  • THANKSGIVING CAME,SHE WORKED ALL DAY
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  • IN THE KITCHENPREPARING THAT TURKEY.
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  • AND WHEN SHE WALKED OUT OF THEKITCHEN INTO THE DINING ROOM,
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  • HER SON AND HUSBAND WERE ALREADYWRAPPED UP IN THEIR COATS
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  • AND THEIR GLOVES ON
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  • READY TO GO.
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  • THAT'S WHAT YOU CALLLOW EXPECTATIONS.
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  • (AUDIENCE LAUGHING)
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  • I THINK OF THAT STORYEVERY TIME I PREACH
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  • THE CHRISTMAS MESSAGE.
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  • I MEAN, AFTER ALL, HOWMANY DIFFERENT WAYS
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  • CAN YOU TELL THECHRISTMAS STORY?
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  • THE PLOT LINE DOESN'T CHANGEOR IT SHOULDN'T CHANGE
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  • IN WHAT YOU'RE TELLING,
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  • THE CHARACTERSCERTAINLY DON'T CHANGE.
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  • SO HOW DO YOU GETSOMETHING FRESH
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  • OUT OF THE CHRISTMAS STORY?
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  • THAT'S A CHALLENGEEVERY PASTOR HAS.
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  • AND SO TODAY I'M GOING TO DO THEBEST I CAN TO ENCOURAGE YOU
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  • TO TAKE THE COAT ANDGLOVES OFF FOR A MOMENT.
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  • TO SPEND A FEW UNRUSHED MOMENTS
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  • AS TOGETHER WE STOP AND SMELLTHE MANGER OF BETHLEHEM.
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  • TODAY WE'RE GOINGTO LOOK AT THE FIVE
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  • MAJOR CHARACTERS INTHE NATIVITY SCENE.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO START WITH MARY.
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  • AND WHAT WE LEARNED FROMMARY IS THAT GOD CHOOSES
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  • THOSE WHO ARE AVAILABLE TO HIM.
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  • WHOM WOULD GOD SELECTTO BE THE MOTHER
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  • OF A SAVIOR OF THE WORLD?
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  • GOD HAD DEFINED SOMEBODYWHO WAS AVAILABLE.
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  • AND WE FIND HER STORY IN LUKE1 BEGINNING WITH VERSE 26.
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  • "NOW IN THE SIXTH MONTH THEANGEL GABRIEL WAS SENT FROM GOD
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  • "TO A CITY IN GALILEECALLED NAZARETH,
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  • "TO A VIRGIN ENGAGED TO AMAN WHOSE NAME WAS JOSEPH
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  • "OF THE DESCENDANTS OF DAVID;
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  • "AND THE VIRGIN'S NAME WAS MARY.
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  • "AND COMING IN, THEANGEL SAID TO HER,
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  • "'GREETINGS, FAVORED ONE!
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  • "'THE LORD IS WITH YOU.
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  • "BUT SHE WAS VERY PERPLEXEDAT THIS STATEMENT,
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  • "AND KEPT PONDERINGWHAT KIND OF GREETING,
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  • "SALUTATION THIS WAS.
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  • "THE ANGEL SAID TO HER,'DO NOT BE AFRAID.'"
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  • EACH TIME THE ANGELMADE AN APPEARANCE,
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  • HE HAD TO STARTWITH DON'T BE AFRAID
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  • BECAUSE ANGELS USUALLYSYMBOLIZED BAD NEWS,
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  • JUDGMENT COMING. GABRIELSAID, IN THIS CASE,
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  • ""MARY, YOU DON'THAVE TO BE AFRAID
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  • "FOR YOU HAVE FOUNDFAVOR WITH GOD."
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  • I MEAN, THINK OF IT.
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  • OF ALL OF BILLIONS OFWOMEN THROUGHOUT HISTORY
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  • THAT GOD COULD HAVE CHOSEN TOBE THE MOTHER OF JESUS CHRIST,
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  • WHY DID HE CHOOSE MARY?
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  • I WANT TO SUGGEST TO YOU, GODUSES THOSE WHO ARE AVAILABLE.
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  • AND MARY EXHIBITS FOUR QUALITIES
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  • OF WHAT IT MEANS TOBE AVAILABLE TO GOD.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, MARY WAS PURE.
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  • SHE WAS A VIRGIN.
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  • WHEN GOD IS LOOKINGFOR SOMEBODY TO USE,
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  • HE CHOOSES THOSEWHO NOT NECESSARILY
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  • ARE THE MOST GIFTEDPEOPLE IN THE WORLD,
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  • THE MOST TALENTED,THE MOST BEAUTIFUL,
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  • BUT THOSE WHO ARE PURE.
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  • THAT WAS MARY.
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  • SHE WAS PURE.
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  • SECONDLY, SHE WASAVAILABLE TO GOD
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  • BECAUSE SHE BELIEVED GOD'S WORD.
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  • YOU KNOW, HEBREWS 11SAYS WITHOUT FAITH
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  • IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD.
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  • LOOK AT LUKE 1:45.
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  • ELIZABETH, HER COUSIN,SAID ABOUT MARY,
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  • "AND BLESSES IS SHE WHOBELIEVED THAT THERE WOULD BE
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  • A FULFILLMENT OF WHAT HAD BEENSPOKEN TO HER BY THE LORD."
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  • SHE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND HOWSHE WAS GOING TO GIVE BIRTH
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  • WHEN SHE HAD NOT YET HAD SEX,
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  • BUT SHE BELIEVED WHAT GOD SAIDAND SHE ACTED ACCORDINGLY.
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  • THIRDLY, MARY WAS AVAILABLE
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  • BECAUSE SHE PLACEDTHE GLORY OF GOD
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  • ABOVE HER OWN REPUTATION.
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  • MARY PROBABLY KNEWENOUGH TO KNOW
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  • THAT IF SHE WAS WILLING TOBE USED LIKE THIS BY GOD,
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  • SHE WOULD SUFFER ABLOW TO HER REPUTATION.
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  • AFTER ALL, WHO WASGOING TO BELIEVE HER STORY?
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  • WHEN GOD SAID, THIS ISWHAT I'M GOING TO DO,
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  • LOOK AT WHAT SHESAID IN LUKE 1:38.
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  • SHE SAID TO THE ANGEL, "BEHOLD,THE BONDSLAVE OF THE WORD;
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  • "MAY IT BE DONE TO MEACCORDING TO YOUR WORD."
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  • SHE WAS WILLING TOPLACE THE GLORY OF GOD
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  • ABOVE HER OWN REPUTATION.
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  • AND FINALLY, SHE WASAVAILABLE TO BE USED BY GOD
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  • BECAUSE MARY WASWILLING TO SACRIFICE
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  • THAT WHICH WAS MOSTIMPORTANT TO HER.
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  • SHE KNEW THE CONSEQUENCES OFWHAT IT MEANT TO ALLOW HERSELF
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  • TO BE IMPREGNATED BYTHE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD.
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  • YOU SEE THE OLDTESTAMENT LAW SAID
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  • THAT IF A WOMAN IN THEENGAGEMENT, THE BETROTHAL PERIOD
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  • WAS UNFAITHFUL TOHER TO BE HUSBAND,
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  • THE LAW WAS VERY SERIOUS.
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  • SHE WAS TO BE STONED TODEATH FOR THAT VIOLATION.
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  • SHE KNEW JOSEPHWELL ENOUGH TO KNOW
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  • THAT HE PROBABLYWOULDN'T DO THAT TO HER,
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  • BUT HE KNEW IT WOULDMEAN THE DISSOLUTION
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  • OF THEIR ENGAGEMENT ANDTHE LOSS OF THE PERSON
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  • WHO MEANT EVERYTHING TO HER.
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  • SEE, TO BE AVAILABLETO GOD MEANS
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  • TO BE WILLING TO SACRIFICEWHAT'S MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU.
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  • ARE YOU WILLING TO DO THAT?
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  • EVERY TIME YOU LOOK ATTHIS REPRODUCTION OF MARY
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  • IN A NATIVITY SCENE, ASKYOURSELF THIS QUESTION.
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  • AM I AVAILABLE TOGOD LIKE MARY WAS?
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  • AM I REALLY AVAILABLE?
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  • AM I DOING EVERYTHING I CAN
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  • TO KEEP MYSELF PUREOR FREE FROM SIN?
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  • DO I BELIEVE THEPROMISES OF GOD?
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  • AM I WILLING TO PLACE GOD'SGLORY ABOVE MY OWN REPUTATION?
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  • AM I WILLING TO SACRIFICE
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  • THAT WHICH IS MOSTIMPORTANT TO ME?
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  • GOD USES THOSEWHO ARE AVAILABLE.
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  • AND THE SECOND CHARACTERWE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT
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  • IN THIS NATIVITYSCENE IS JOSEPH.
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  • I'VE ALWAYS FELT KINDOF SORRY FOR JOSEPH.
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  • I WANT YOU TO THINKABOUT THIS STORY
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  • FROM JOSEPH'S POINT OF VIEW.
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  • HIS FIANCE COMES IN ANDSAYS, "JOSEPH, I'M PREGNANT."
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  • OH AND BY THE WAY,THE FATHER IS GOD.
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  • NOW, HOW WOULD YOUHAVE RESPONDED TO THAT?
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  • HONESTLY, COME ON.
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  • HOW WOULD YOU HAVE RESPONDEDTO THAT NEWS FROM YOUR FIANCE?
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  • WE KNOW HOW JOSEPH RESPONDED.
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  • THE SCRIPT WAS VERY CLEAR.
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  • HE DIDN'T BELIEVE HER.
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  • NOT AT FIRST.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS THAT HE KNEWHE WASN'T GOING TO STONE HER,
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  • BUT HE DECIDED TODISSOLVE THE MARRIAGE,
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  • DISSOLVE THE ENGAGEMENT.
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  • SO IT WAS NOT TO CAUSEANY SHAME TO MARY.
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  • CAN YOU IMAGINE
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  • WHAT THAT NEWS MUST'VEBEEN LIKE TO JOSEPH
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  • TO REALIZE THE PERSON HE'DLOVED MOST IN THE WORLD
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  • HAD BETRAYED HIM?
  • 00:13:40.776 --> 00:13:41.710
  • AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT HE THOUGHT.
  • 00:13:41.744 --> 00:13:44.179
  • HE WAS GETTING READYTO END THE RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:13:44.213 --> 00:13:46.415
  • WHEN SOMETHINGDRAMATIC HAPPENED.
  • 00:13:46.448 --> 00:13:48.083
  • LISTEN TO MATTHEW 1:20.
  • 00:13:48.117 --> 00:13:50.386
  • "BUT WHEN JOSEPH HADCONSIDERED THIS,"
  • 00:13:50.419 --> 00:13:53.155
  • CONSIDERED WHAT?
  • 00:13:53.188 --> 00:13:54.290
  • ENDING THE RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:13:54.323 --> 00:13:55.491
  • "WHEN HE HADCONSIDERED ALL OF THIS,
  • 00:13:55.524 --> 00:13:57.426
  • "BEHOLD, AN ANGEL OF THE LORDAPPEARED TO HIM IN A DREAM
  • 00:13:57.459 --> 00:14:01.430
  • "SAYING, 'JOSEPH, SON OF DAVID,
  • 00:14:01.463 --> 00:14:04.099
  • "'DO NOT BE AFRAID TOTAKE MARY AS YOUR WIFE;
  • 00:14:04.133 --> 00:14:07.803
  • "'FOR THE CHILD WHO HASBEEN CONCEIVED IN HER
  • 00:14:07.836 --> 00:14:11.006
  • "'IS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.'
  • 00:14:11.040 --> 00:14:13.475
  • "AND JOSEPH AWOKE FROM HIS SLEEP
  • 00:14:13.509 --> 00:14:17.379
  • "AND HE DID AS THE ANGELOF THE LORD COMMANDED HIM,
  • 00:14:17.413 --> 00:14:20.015
  • "AND HE TOOK MARY AS HISWIFE, AND HE KEPT HER A VIRGIN
  • 00:14:20.049 --> 00:14:26.455
  • "UNTIL SHE GAVE BIRTH TO A SONAND CALLED HIS NAME JESUS."
  • 00:14:26.488 --> 00:14:32.728
  • YOU KNOW WHAT JOSEPH REMINDSUS IS GOD USES AND HONORS THOSE
  • 00:14:32.761 --> 00:14:37.199
  • WHO ARE OBEDIENT.
  • 00:14:37.232 --> 00:14:39.601
  • HERE ARE THE ANGELCOMES AND SAYS
  • 00:14:39.635 --> 00:14:41.403
  • GOD IS THE ONE RESPONSIBLE.
  • 00:14:41.437 --> 00:14:44.106
  • YOU TAKE HER AS YOUR WIFE.
  • 00:14:44.139 --> 00:14:47.109
  • THERE WAS NOARGUING WITH JOSEPH.
  • 00:14:47.142 --> 00:14:49.678
  • HE DIDN'T UNDERSTANDHOW IT HAPPENED.
  • 00:14:49.712 --> 00:14:52.081
  • HE DIDN'T UNDERSTANDHOW IT WOULD TURN OUT,
  • 00:14:52.114 --> 00:14:55.250
  • BUT IN THE DARKNESS,HE OBEYED GOD.
  • 00:14:55.284 --> 00:14:59.955
  • THAT'S WHAT IT MEANSTO BE OBEDIENT.
  • 00:14:59.989 --> 00:15:03.392
  • WHEN YOU SEE JOSEPH INTHESE NATIVITY SCENES,
  • 00:15:03.425 --> 00:15:06.061
  • ASK YOURSELF THE QUESTION,AM I BEING OBEDIENT
  • 00:15:06.095 --> 00:15:09.331
  • TO WHAT I KNOW GODHAS TOLD ME TO DO?
  • 00:15:09.365 --> 00:15:13.669
  • EVEN THOUGH I CAN'T SEE THEOUTCOME OF MY OBEDIENCE TO HIM.
  • 00:15:13.702 --> 00:15:19.008
  • GOD USES THOSE WHO ARE OBEDIENT.
  • 00:15:19.041 --> 00:15:23.779
  • THE NEXT CHARACTERS,THE SHEPHERDS.
  • 00:15:23.812 --> 00:15:26.215
  • THE FACT IS GOD COULDHAVE CHOSEN ANYONE
  • 00:15:26.248 --> 00:15:29.051
  • TO ANNOUNCE THE COMING OFTHE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD,
  • 00:15:29.084 --> 00:15:31.520
  • THE BIRTH OF JESUS, BUTOF ALL THE PEOPLE HE CHOSE
  • 00:15:31.553 --> 00:15:35.024
  • HE DIDN'T CHOOSE KINGS ORPRINCES OR RULERS OR THE RICH.
  • 00:15:35.057 --> 00:15:39.294
  • HE CHOSE THE LOWEST RUNG OFJEWISH SOCIETY, THE SHEPHERDS.
  • 00:15:39.328 --> 00:15:45.801
  • I MEAN, SHEPHERDS WEREABSOLUTELY DESPISED
  • 00:15:45.834 --> 00:15:48.337
  • IN JESUS' DAY. AND THEREASON IS OBVIOUS.
  • 00:15:48.370 --> 00:15:52.207
  • THE REASON THEY DIDN'T GETINVITED TO THE A-LIST PARTIES
  • 00:15:52.241 --> 00:15:56.078
  • IN JERUSALEM WASBECAUSE OF THEIR WORK.
  • 00:15:56.111 --> 00:16:00.282
  • THEY WORK WITH SHEEP.
  • 00:16:00.315 --> 00:16:02.017
  • THAT MEANS THEY SMELLEDLIKE SHEEP AS WELL.
  • 00:16:02.051 --> 00:16:05.821
  • NOBODY WANTED TO BEAROUND THE SHEPHERDS,
  • 00:16:05.854 --> 00:16:08.090
  • AND YET IT WAS THIS GROUPOF ALL OF THE PEOPLE
  • 00:16:08.123 --> 00:16:10.959
  • GOD COULD HAVE CHOSENTHAT GOD CHOSE TO ANNOUNCE
  • 00:16:10.993 --> 00:16:14.329
  • THE COMING OF THESAVIOR OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:16:14.363 --> 00:16:16.865
  • LISTEN TO THE WORDSOF LUKE 2:8-14.
  • 00:16:16.899 --> 00:16:20.169
  • I BET YOU CAN RECITETHEM BY HEART ALMOST.
  • 00:16:20.202 --> 00:16:23.238
  • "IN THE SAME REGIONTHERE WERE SOME SHEPHERDS
  • 00:16:23.272 --> 00:16:25.607
  • "STAYING OUT IN THEFIELDS AND KEEPING WATCH
  • 00:16:25.641 --> 00:16:28.410
  • "OVER THEIR FLOCK AT NIGHT.
  • 00:16:28.444 --> 00:16:30.512
  • "AND AN ANGEL OF THE LORDSUDDENLY STOOD BEFORE THEM,
  • 00:16:30.546 --> 00:16:34.016
  • AND THE GLORY OF THELORD SHONE AROUND THEM;
  • 00:16:34.049 --> 00:16:36.819
  • "AND THEY WERETERRIBLY FRIGHTENED."
  • 00:16:36.852 --> 00:16:39.288
  • UNDERSTANDABLY SO.
  • 00:16:39.321 --> 00:16:41.356
  • BUT THE ANGEL SAID TOTHEM, HERE IT IS AGAIN,
  • 00:16:41.390 --> 00:16:43.358
  • "DO NOT BE AFRAID; FOR BEHOLD,
  • 00:16:43.392 --> 00:16:46.028
  • "I BRING YOU GOODNEWS OF GREAT JOY
  • 00:16:46.061 --> 00:16:49.565
  • "WHICH SHALL BE FOR ALL PEOPLE;
  • 00:16:49.598 --> 00:16:52.401
  • "FOR TODAY IN THE CITY OF DAVID,THERE HAS BEEN BORN FOR YOU
  • 00:16:52.434 --> 00:16:57.539
  • "A SAVIOR, WHO ISCHRIST THE LORD.
  • 00:16:57.573 --> 00:17:00.809
  • "AND THIS WILL BEA SIGN FOR YOU.
  • 00:17:00.843 --> 00:17:02.344
  • "YOU WILL FIND A BABY WRAPPEDIN CLOTHS, LYING IN A MANGER.
  • 00:17:02.377 --> 00:17:06.482
  • "AND SUDDENLY THEREAPPEARED WITH THE ANGEL
  • 00:17:06.515 --> 00:17:08.584
  • "A MULTITUDE OFTHE HEAVENLY HOSTS,
  • 00:17:08.617 --> 00:17:10.953
  • "PRAISING GOD AND SAYING,
  • 00:17:10.986 --> 00:17:12.654
  • "'GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST
  • 00:17:12.688 --> 00:17:15.657
  • "'AND ON EARTH PEACE AMONGMEN WITH WHOM HE IS PLEASED.'"
  • 00:17:15.691 --> 00:17:22.097
  • WHY DID GOD CHOOSE TO ANNOUNCETHIS NEWS TO THE SHEPHERDS?
  • 00:17:22.131 --> 00:17:27.836
  • BECAUSE THE SHEPHERDSWERE HUMBLE.
  • 00:17:27.870 --> 00:17:31.640
  • GOD CHOOSES TO BLESS AND TO SAVE
  • 00:17:31.673 --> 00:17:35.511
  • THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE ANYSENSE OF PRETENSE ABOUT THEM.
  • 00:17:35.544 --> 00:17:39.281
  • THOSE WHO ARE HUMBLE.
  • 00:17:39.314 --> 00:17:40.916
  • AND YOU SEE THAT INTHEIR RESPONSE
  • 00:17:40.949 --> 00:17:42.784
  • IN VERSE 15 TO THENEWS, LOOK AT THIS.
  • 00:17:42.818 --> 00:17:45.254
  • "WHEN THE ANGELS HAD GONEAWAY FROM THEM INTO HEAVEN,
  • 00:17:45.287 --> 00:17:48.524
  • "THE SHEPHERDS BEGANSAYING TO ONE ANOTHER,
  • 00:17:48.557 --> 00:17:50.893
  • "'LET US GO STRAIGHTTO BETHLEHEM THEN AND
  • 00:17:50.926 --> 00:17:54.329
  • "'SEE THIS THINGWHICH HAS HAPPENED,
  • 00:17:54.363 --> 00:17:56.798
  • "'WHICH THE LORD HASMADE KNOWN TO US.'"
  • 00:17:56.832 --> 00:17:59.401
  • "AND SO THEY CAME IN AHURRY AND FOUND THEIR WAY
  • 00:17:59.434 --> 00:18:03.539
  • "TO MARY AND JOSEPH AND THEBABY AS HE LAY IN THE MANGER.
  • 00:18:03.572 --> 00:18:10.746
  • WHAT WAS THEIR RESPONSEWHEN THEY HEARD THIS NEWS?
  • 00:18:10.779 --> 00:18:14.183
  • IMMEDIATELY THEY DROPPEDEVERYTHING THEY WERE DOING
  • 00:18:14.216 --> 00:18:17.986
  • AND THEY WALKED, THEY RAN TOBETHLEHEM TO SEE THIS CHILD.
  • 00:18:18.020 --> 00:18:24.326
  • THE SHEPHERDS UNDERSTOOD,IN THEIR HUMILITY,
  • 00:18:24.359 --> 00:18:26.695
  • THAT THEIR NEEDFOR GOD WAS TOTAL.
  • 00:18:26.728 --> 00:18:31.433
  • AND THAT'S WHY GOD CHOSE TODELIVER THE GOOD NEWS TO THEM,
  • 00:18:31.466 --> 00:18:34.870
  • FIRST OF ALL.
  • 00:18:34.903 --> 00:18:37.472
  • EVERY TIME YOU SEE THESESHEPHERDS IN A NATIVITY SCENE,
  • 00:18:37.506 --> 00:18:42.978
  • ASK YOURSELF THE QUESTION
  • 00:18:43.011 --> 00:18:44.780
  • HAVE I LIKE THESHEPHERDS ADMITTED TO GOD
  • 00:18:44.813 --> 00:18:49.418
  • THAT MY NEED FOR HIM ISTOTAL AND NOT PARTIAL?
  • 00:18:49.451 --> 00:18:54.323
  • THAT I HAVE NO HOPE OF HEAVEN,
  • 00:18:54.356 --> 00:18:56.892
  • APART FROM FAITHIN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:18:56.925 --> 00:19:00.229
  • GOD BLESSES, HE SAVESTHOSE WHO ARE HUMBLE.
  • 00:19:00.262 --> 00:19:07.369
  • THE OTHER GROUP, AMORE MYSTERIOUS GROUP
  • 00:19:07.402 --> 00:19:12.574
  • IN THIS NATIVITY SCENE
  • 00:19:12.608 --> 00:19:14.743
  • ARE WHAT WE CALL THEWISE MEN, THE MAGI.
  • 00:19:14.776 --> 00:19:19.448
  • THE WISE MEN REMIND USTHAT GOD DIRECTS THOSE
  • 00:19:19.481 --> 00:19:23.252
  • WHO ARE SINCERE INTHEIR SEARCH FOR HIM.
  • 00:19:23.285 --> 00:19:27.489
  • GOD GIVES DIRECTION TO THOSEWHO SINCERELY WANT TO KNOW HIM.
  • 00:19:27.522 --> 00:19:35.430
  • THINK ABOUT YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:19:35.464 --> 00:19:38.267
  • NOT ALL OF YOUARE CHRISTIANS YET
  • 00:19:38.300 --> 00:19:40.969
  • WHO ARE LISTENING TO THISMESSAGE, BUT MANY OF YOU ARE.
  • 00:19:41.003 --> 00:19:45.140
  • THINK ABOUT HOW GOD LED YOUOUT OF SPIRITUAL DARKNESS
  • 00:19:45.173 --> 00:19:49.311
  • INTO THE LIGHT OF HIS SON.
  • 00:19:49.344 --> 00:19:52.247
  • GOD PROBABLY SENT HIS OWNSTAR, HIS OWN LIGHT TO YOU
  • 00:19:52.281 --> 00:19:55.017
  • THAT LED YOU TO CHRIST.
  • 00:19:55.050 --> 00:19:57.686
  • WHEN YOU SEE THESEMAGI, THESE WISE MEN,
  • 00:19:57.719 --> 00:20:01.923
  • ASK YOURSELF THE QUESTION
  • 00:20:01.957 --> 00:20:05.093
  • AM I SINCERELYSEEKING TO KNOW GOD
  • 00:20:05.127 --> 00:20:08.263
  • SO THAT I MAY WORSHIP HIM?
  • 00:20:08.297 --> 00:20:12.401
  • IF SO, HE'LL GIVE YOU LIGHT.
  • 00:20:12.434 --> 00:20:14.169
  • HE'LL GIVE YOU DIRECTION.
  • 00:20:14.202 --> 00:20:15.937
  • REMEMBER HIS WORDS THROUGHJEREMIAH, THE PROPHET,
  • 00:20:15.971 --> 00:20:18.373
  • JEREMIAH 29:13.
  • 00:20:18.407 --> 00:20:20.475
  • AND YOU WILL FIND MEWHEN YOU SEARCH FOR ME
  • 00:20:20.509 --> 00:20:24.446
  • WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART.
  • 00:20:24.479 --> 00:20:27.349
  • GOD DIRECTS THOSEWHO ARE SINCERE.
  • 00:20:27.382 --> 00:20:33.121
  • AND OF COURSE, THAT LEADSUS TO THE CENTRAL FIGURE
  • 00:20:33.155 --> 00:20:36.658
  • IN THIS ENTIRE CHRISTMAS STORY,
  • 00:20:36.692 --> 00:20:40.195
  • THE BABY IN THEMANGER, JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:20:40.228 --> 00:20:44.333
  • IF THERE HAD BEEN ANY OTHER WAY
  • 00:20:44.366 --> 00:20:46.968
  • FOR US TO HAVE ARELATIONSHIP WITH GOD,
  • 00:20:47.002 --> 00:20:50.138
  • THE CHRISTMAS STORY WOULDHAVE BEEN UNNECESSARY.
  • 00:20:50.172 --> 00:20:53.575
  • BUT THE REASON THEGOD OF THE UNIVERSE
  • 00:20:53.608 --> 00:20:56.244
  • WAS WILLING TOHUMILIATE HIMSELF,
  • 00:20:56.278 --> 00:20:58.947
  • TAKE THE FORM OF A BOND SERVANT
  • 00:20:58.980 --> 00:21:00.682
  • AND BECOME OBEDIENTTO THE POINT OF DEATH,
  • 00:21:00.716 --> 00:21:02.918
  • EVEN DEATH ON A CROSS,
  • 00:21:02.951 --> 00:21:05.287
  • WAS JESUS WAS THE ONLY WAYFOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
  • 00:21:05.320 --> 00:21:11.259
  • AND WHENEVER YOULOOK AT THIS MANGER,
  • 00:21:11.293 --> 00:21:14.029
  • THIS FEEDING TROUGH,ASK YOURSELF,
  • 00:21:14.062 --> 00:21:17.666
  • HAVE I TRUSTED IN GOD'SONLY PROVISION FOR MY SINS?
  • 00:21:17.699 --> 00:21:23.805
  • YOU SEE, JESUS REMINDSUS THAT GOD SAVES
  • 00:21:23.839 --> 00:21:27.509
  • THOSE WHO BELIEVE INHIM FOR ETERNAL LIFE.
  • 00:21:27.542 --> 00:21:31.513
  • JESUS SAID IT THIS WAY.
  • 00:21:31.546 --> 00:21:33.582
  • FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD
  • 00:21:33.615 --> 00:21:36.051
  • THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON
  • 00:21:36.084 --> 00:21:39.020
  • THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVESIN HIM, TRUSTS IN HIM,
  • 00:21:39.054 --> 00:21:43.258
  • CLINGS TO HIM, SHALL NOT PERISH,
  • 00:21:43.291 --> 00:21:46.228
  • BUT SHALL HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.
  • 00:21:46.261 --> 00:21:50.565
  • SOMEONE HAS SAID THERE ISMAJESTY IN THE NAME GOD.
  • 00:21:50.599 --> 00:21:56.872
  • THERE'S PERSONALITYIN THE NAME JEHOVAH.
  • 00:21:56.905 --> 00:22:00.675
  • THERE IS POWER IN THE NAME LORD.
  • 00:22:00.709 --> 00:22:04.546
  • THERE IS INTERCESSIONIN THE NAME MEDIATOR,
  • 00:22:04.579 --> 00:22:08.450
  • BUT THERE IS SALVATION
  • 00:22:08.483 --> 00:22:10.752
  • IN NO OTHER NAMEEXCEPT THE NAME JESUS.
  • 00:22:10.786 --> 00:22:17.225
  • YOU SHALL CALL HIS NAME JESUS,
  • 00:22:17.259 --> 00:22:20.529
  • FOR HE SHALL SAVE HISPEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS.
  • 00:22:20.562 --> 00:22:25.767
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:22:25.801 --> 00:22:27.602
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:22:27.636 --> 00:22:33.074
  • WHEN JESUS APPEAREDON THE HUMAN STAGE
  • 00:22:33.108 --> 00:22:35.277
  • IN THE FORM OF A LITTLE BABY,HISTORY CHANGED FOREVER.
  • 00:22:35.310 --> 00:22:39.648
  • AND I'M HONORED YOU'VECHOSEN TO JOIN US
  • 00:22:39.681 --> 00:22:41.850
  • ON THIS CHRISTMAS DAY, AS WESTOP AND SMELL THE MANGER.
  • 00:22:41.883 --> 00:22:46.521
  • WELL, IN THE TIME REMAINING,I WANT TO REMIND YOU
  • 00:22:46.555 --> 00:22:49.157
  • ABOUT THE ACTIVEMATCHING CHALLENGE.
  • 00:22:49.191 --> 00:22:51.626
  • BECAUSE OF THIS ARRANGEMENT,
  • 00:22:51.660 --> 00:22:53.028
  • YOUR GIFT TODAY WILL BE MATCHEDBY SOME GENEROUS FRIENDS
  • 00:22:53.061 --> 00:22:56.431
  • OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"AND THEREFORE
  • 00:22:56.465 --> 00:22:58.667
  • YOUR GIFT WILL BE DOUBLEDIN IT'S SIZE AND IMPACT.
  • 00:22:58.700 --> 00:23:02.170
  • BUT THE DEADLINE FORRECEIVING YOUR GIFT
  • 00:23:02.204 --> 00:23:04.739
  • IS DECEMBER 31ST AT MIDNIGHT.
  • 00:23:04.773 --> 00:23:07.409
  • DURING THIS SHORTPERIOD OF TIME,
  • 00:23:07.442 --> 00:23:09.044
  • THE MATCHING CHALLENGEIS STILL ACTIVE.
  • 00:23:09.077 --> 00:23:11.413
  • WHATEVER AMOUNTYOU CHOOSE TO GIVE
  • 00:23:11.446 --> 00:23:13.682
  • WILL HAVE TWICE THE IMPACTFOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD,
  • 00:23:13.715 --> 00:23:16.852
  • UNTIL WE REACH THERECORD-BREAKING GOAL
  • 00:23:16.885 --> 00:23:19.688
  • OF $2.4 MILLION. NOW,HERE'S HOW IT WORKS.
  • 00:23:19.721 --> 00:23:23.825
  • YOUR GIFT TODAY OF, SAY, $100
  • 00:23:23.859 --> 00:23:26.328
  • WILL BE MATCHED UNTILIT BECOMES $200.
  • 00:23:26.361 --> 00:23:29.531
  • A $500 GIFT WOULD BE MATCHEDUNTIL IT BECOMES $1.000.
  • 00:23:29.564 --> 00:23:34.269
  • IF YOU GAVE $10.000OUR FRIENDS WOULD
  • 00:23:34.302 --> 00:23:37.539
  • MATCH THAT GIFT,MAKING IT $20.000.
  • 00:23:37.572 --> 00:23:41.109
  • IF WE CAN REACH THISGOAL BY DECEMBER 31ST,
  • 00:23:41.142 --> 00:23:44.513
  • WE'LL BE POSITIONED TO EXPANDINTO EXCITING NEW TERRITORIES
  • 00:23:44.546 --> 00:23:48.783
  • WITH THE MESSAGE OF"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:23:48.817 --> 00:23:51.186
  • SO THANK YOU SO MUCHFOR GIVING GENEROUSLY
  • 00:23:51.219 --> 00:23:54.022
  • TO THIS MATCHING CHALLENGE.
  • 00:23:54.055 --> 00:23:55.891
  • NOW, STAY RIGHT THERE,
  • 00:23:55.924 --> 00:23:57.025
  • I'LL BE BACK IN JUST A MOMENTTO DESCRIBE WHAT'S AHEAD
  • 00:23:57.058 --> 00:24:00.262
  • ON THE NEXT EPISODE OFPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:24:00.295 --> 00:24:05.467
  • [ANNOUNCER] FROMONE DAY TO THE NEXT,
  • 00:24:05.500 --> 00:24:07.802
  • LIFE IS ALWAYS CHANGING.
  • 00:24:07.836 --> 00:24:09.571
  • BUT NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGSOR WHAT YOUR DAY LOOKS LIKE,
  • 00:24:09.604 --> 00:24:13.174
  • YOU CAN STAY ROOTEDIN GOD'S WORD
  • 00:24:13.208 --> 00:24:15.210
  • THROUGHOUT THE COMING YEARWITH THE BRAND NEW 2021
  • 00:24:15.243 --> 00:24:18.914
  • "PATHWAY TO VICTORYDAILY DEVOTIONAL."
  • 00:24:18.947 --> 00:24:21.816
  • FILLED WITH PRACTICALINSIGHTS FOR YOUR DAILY LIFE,
  • 00:24:21.850 --> 00:24:24.886
  • THIS BEAUTIFULLEATHER-BOUND DEVOTIONAL
  • 00:24:24.920 --> 00:24:27.188
  • CONTAINS 262 DEVOTIONALS
  • 00:24:27.222 --> 00:24:30.225
  • BASED ON THE TEACHINGOF DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
  • 00:24:30.258 --> 00:24:33.361
  • MORE THAN 500 PAGESIN LENGTH, THE BRAND NEW
  • 00:24:33.395 --> 00:24:36.798
  • 2021 DAILY DEVOTIONAL ISTHE PERFECT COMPANION
  • 00:24:36.831 --> 00:24:40.101
  • FOR YOUR MORNING OR EVENINGBIBLE STUDY OR PRAYER TIME.
  • 00:24:40.135 --> 00:24:43.672
  • EACH WEEK OF DEVOTION CONTENTIS THOUGHTFULLY ORGANIZED
  • 00:24:43.705 --> 00:24:47.275
  • TO GUIDE YOU THROUGHOUT 2021,EVERY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY,
  • 00:24:47.309 --> 00:24:51.146
  • ALL 52 WEEKS OF THE YEAR.
  • 00:24:51.179 --> 00:24:53.415
  • FROM NEW YEAR'S DAY TO EASTER,
  • 00:24:53.448 --> 00:24:55.383
  • DISCOVER HOW TO LIVEAN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
  • 00:24:55.417 --> 00:24:58.453
  • AS YOU SEEK TO SERVEGOD AND HIS KINGDOM.
  • 00:24:58.486 --> 00:25:01.423
  • AS SPRING TURNS TO SUMMER,
  • 00:25:01.456 --> 00:25:03.158
  • LEARN HOW TO LET GOD SHAPEYOUR ATTITUDES AND CHOICES.
  • 00:25:03.191 --> 00:25:06.728
  • AND AS YOU MOVE INTO THE FALLAND BACK TO SCHOOL MONTHS,
  • 00:25:06.761 --> 00:25:09.698
  • GAIN A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING
  • 00:25:09.731 --> 00:25:11.366
  • OF WHY JESUS IS THE ONLYTRUE PATH TO SALVATION.
  • 00:25:11.399 --> 00:25:15.337
  • THIS BEAUTIFULLEATHER-BOUND BOOK IS YOURS
  • 00:25:15.370 --> 00:25:17.772
  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:25:17.806 --> 00:25:20.875
  • LIFE MOVES FAST, AND SOMETIMESIT'S HARD TO KEEP UP,
  • 00:25:20.909 --> 00:25:24.412
  • BUT NO MATTER THESEASON OF THE YEAR
  • 00:25:24.446 --> 00:25:26.648
  • OR THE SEASON OF YOURLIFE, THE BRAND NEW 2021
  • 00:25:26.681 --> 00:25:30.385
  • "PATHWAY TO VICTORYDAILY DEVOTIONAL"
  • 00:25:30.418 --> 00:25:33.021
  • WILL HELP SEE YOU THROUGH IT.
  • 00:25:33.054 --> 00:25:36.391
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