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A Stranger In Need Meets A Neighbor In Deed Part 1

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December 30, 2020
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Today we are going to look at one of the best known of all of Jesus’ parables. It is a story that reminds us that the test of a genuine disciple is his concern for other people.

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A Stranger In Need Meets A Neighbor In Deed Part 1

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [NARRATOR] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTISTCHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
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  • 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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  • SOME PEOPLE THINK THATA CHRISTIAN IS SOMEONE
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  • WHO GOES TO CHURCH ON SUNDAYS
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  • OR LISTENS TO CHRISTIANMUSIC IN THEIR CAR.
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  • AND WHILE THOSE CERTAINLY
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  • ARE YOUR GOODHABITS TO CULTIVATE.
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  • THE GREATEST EVIDENCEOF OUR FAITH,
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  • IS FOUND IN THE WAY WEINTERACT WITH OTHERS.
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  • TODAY WE'LL SEE THE TRUTHOF THAT STATEMENT PLAYED OUT
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  • IN THE PARABLE OF"THE GOOD SAMARITAN".
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED,
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  • "A STRANGER IN NEEDMEETS A NEIGHBOR INDEED"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF"PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [NARRATOR] EVERY DAYPATHWAY 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
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  • TO HELP US PROCLAIM THEGOSPEL ACROSS 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 DOUBLED
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  • PLUS A COPY OF THE BRANDNEW 2021 PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • DAILY DEVOTIONAL IS YOURS
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT 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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  • IN HIS BOOK, "THE JESUS STYLE",
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  • GAYLE ERWIN TELLS THESTORY ABOUT TWO COUPLES
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  • WHO WERE HAVING DINNER TOGETHER.
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  • ONE WAS A CHRISTIAN COUPLE,
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  • THE OTHER, A BUDDHIST COUPLE.
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  • AND IN THE MIDDLE OF DINNER
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  • ONE OF THE CHRISTIANSLIT UP A CIGARETTE,
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  • BEGAN TO SMOKE LIKE A CHIMNEY,
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  • AND THEN AUTOMATICALLYPUT OUT THE CIGARETTE
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  • AND BEGIN TO APOLOGIZE SAYING
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  • THAT HE WAS TRYINGTO KICK THE HABIT,
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  • SO AS NOT TO INHIBITHIS WITNESS FOR CHRIST.
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  • THE BUDDHIST WOMANREPLIED BY SAYING,
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  • "WE NON-CHRISTIANS,
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  • "WHEN ONE OF OUR GROUPBECOMES A CHRISTIAN,
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  • "WE DON'T WATCH THEM TO SEE
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  • "HOW THEY LIVE UP TO SOMESELF-IMPOSED STANDARD OF PIETY,
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  • "INSTEAD WE WATCHED THEM TO SEE
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  • HOW THEY START TREATING PEOPLE".
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  • THE GREATEST EVIDENCE OF YOURRELATIONSHIP TO JESUS CHRIST
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  • IS HOW YOU TREAT OTHER PEOPLE,
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  • ESPECIALLY THOSEPEOPLE WHO ARE IN NEED.
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  • AND THAT'S THETHEME OF THE PARABLE
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  • WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT TODAY.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES,
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  • I WANT YOU TO TURNTO LUKE 10
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  • IT'S A PARABLETHAT WE OFTEN CALL,
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  • "THE PARABLE OFTHE GOOD SAMARITAN"
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  • BUT WHAT MOST PEOPLEDON'T UNDERSTAND IS,
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  • THIS STORY THAT JESUS TOLD
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  • WAS ACTUALLY A STORYWITHIN A STORY.
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  • THE GOOD SAMARITANSTORY WAS ACTUALLY TOLD
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  • TO ANSWER A QUESTION INA REAL LIFE SITUATION.
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  • AND WE SEE BEGINNINGIN VERSE 25, OF LUKE 10,
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  • THE OCCASION THAT CAUSEDJESUS TO TELL THIS STORY.
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  • LOOK AT IT WITH ME INVERSE 25 OF LUKE 10.
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  • "AND BEHOLD, A CERTAINLAWYER STOOD UP
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  • "AND PUT JESUS TOTHE TEST SAYING,
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  • "TEACHER, WHAT SHALL I DOTO INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE?"
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  • NOW WHEN WE READ THIS ATFIRST GLANCE AND WE SAY,
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  • CONGRATULATIONS, MR. LAWYER,
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  • FINALLY, SOMEBODY WHO HASTHEIR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT.
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  • HERE'S A LAWYERWHO'S NOT CONCERNED
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  • WITH WHAT KIND OFCAR HE'S DRIVING
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  • OR HOW MANY BILLABLE HOURSHE CAN CHARGE HIS CLIENTS.
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  • HE'S THINKING ABOUTETERNAL THINGS.
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  • BUT OUR FAVOR TOWARD THELAWYER IS TEMPERED SOMEWHAT,
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  • WHEN WE SEE HIS MOTIVATIONFOR THE QUESTION.
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  • IN VERSE 25, WEFIND HIS MOTIVATION,
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  • HE ASKED THIS QUESTIONIN ORDER TO TEST JESUS.
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  • YOU SEE, IN JESUS DAY,
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  • LAWYERS WERE CALLED SCRIBES,
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  • THEY WERE EXPERTS INTHE OLD TESTAMENT LAW.
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  • AND THIS LAWYER KNEWENOUGH ABOUT JESUS TO KNOW
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  • THAT JESUS CAME WITH AWHOLE NEW WAY OF TEACHING.
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  • HE WAS SAYING NO LONGER CANA PERSON EVER BE JUSTIFIED,
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  • MADE RIGHT WITH GODBY KEEPING THE LAW,
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  • IN FACT, HE NEVER COULDFROM THE BEGINNING OF TIME,
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  • THE LAW WAS GIVEN TOSHOW HOW SINFUL WE ARE
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  • AND HOW IN NEED OFA SAVIOR WE ARE.
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  • AND SO, THISLAWYER, THIS SCRIBE,
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  • KNEW THAT JESUS WAS TEACHING,
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  • SALVATION WAS NOTBY KEEPING THE LAW.
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  • SO, HE WAS HOPING TO TRAP JESUS,
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  • INTO PUBLICLY SETTING ASIDETHE OLD TESTAMENT LAW,
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  • THEREFORE MAKING HIMGUILTY OF BLASPHEMY.
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  • SO, HE TRIES TO TRAPJESUS BY SAYING,
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  • "TEACHER WHAT SHALL I DOTO INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE?
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  • BY THE WAY, UNDERLINETHAT WORD "DO".
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  • THAT'S THE BASIS OF ALLRELIGIONS IN THE WORLD.
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  • H.A. IRONSIDESAID ONE TIME,
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  • "THERE ARE NOT THOUSANDSOF RELIGIONS IN THE WORLD,
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  • "THERE ARE ONLY TWO.
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  • ALL THE OTHERRELIGIONS OF THE WORLD
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  • ARE ALL SPELLED D-O "DO".
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  • DO THIS, DO THAT AND YOUCAN HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.
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  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
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  • THERE IS NODIFFERENCE BETWEEN,
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  • ISLAM, HINDUISM,MORMONISM, JUDAISM,
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  • THEY ARE ALL EXACTLY THE SAME
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  • IN THAT THEY SAY,DO THIS OR DO THAT,
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  • AND YOU CAN HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.
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  • EVERY RELIGION IS SPELLED D-O,
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  • ONLY CHRISTIANITYIS SPELLED D-O-N-E "DONE".
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  • GOD'S ALREADY DONE IT FOR US.
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  • HE HAS DONE FOR US WHAT WECOULD NOT DO FOR OURSELVES
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  • BY SENDING CHRIST TO DIE FOR US.
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  • NEVERTHELESS, WE NEEDTO GIVE THE LAWYER
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  • JUST A LITTLE BIT OF CREDITHERE FOR ASKING THE QUESTION,
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  • "WHAT MUST I DO TOHAVE ETERNAL LIFE"?
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  • "WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED"?
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  • LET ME ASK YOU,
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  • HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE YOUEVER HAD COME UP TO YOU
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  • ON THE STREET AND SAY,
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  • "TELL ME WHAT DO I NEEDTO DO TO BE SAVED"?
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  • HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE YOU HAD
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  • EVEN IN YOUR SPHEREOF INFLUENCE,
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  • YOUR FRIENDS, OR FAMILYMEMBERS WHO ARE LOST,
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  • WHO SAY, BY THE WAY,
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  • "TELL ME WHAT I NEEDTO DO TO BE SAVED"?
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  • MOST PEOPLE DON'TASK THAT QUESTION
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  • BECAUSE MOST PEOPLEDON'T UNDERSTAND
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  • THAT THEY NEED TO BE SAVED.
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  • MOST PEOPLE ARE NOTPURSUING SALVATION TODAY
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  • BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOUNDERSTANDING THAT THEY ARE
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  • LOST. IN JANUARY OF1979, ARCH BISHOP FULTON SHANE
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  • WAS ADDRESSING THENATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST
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  • IN WASHINGTON DC,
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  • AND FULTON SHANE WASADDRESSING A GROUP
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  • THAT INCLUDED THEN,
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  • PRESIDENT JIMMYCARTER AND HIS WIFE.
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  • AND THE ARCHBISHOP BEGANHIS MESSAGE BY SAYING,
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  • "MR. PRESIDENT, MRS.CARTER AND FELLOW SINNERS",
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • HE THEN WENT ON TO EXPLAINHOW ALL OF US ARE SINNERS,
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  • FROM THE PRESIDENTTO THE PROSTITUTE.
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  • EVERY ONE OF US ISGUILTY BEFORE GOD.
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  • EVERY ONE OF US HAVEFALLEN SHORT OF GOD'S PLAN
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  • FOR OUR LIFE. ROMANS 3SAYS, "FOR THERE IS NOT ONE
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  • RIGHTEOUS AMONGUS, "NO, NOT EVEN ONE".
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  • WE'VE ALL SINNED AND FALLENSHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD.
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  • WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?NOW LOOK IN VERSE 26,
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  • JESUS SAID TO HIM,"WHAT IS WRITTEN IN THE LAW?
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  • "HOW DOES IT READ TO YOU?"
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  • IN OTHER WORDS,YOU'RE THE EXPERT,
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  • MR. HOT SHOT LAWYER,
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  • YOU KNOW THE OLD TESTAMENTBACKWARD AND FORWARD.
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  • WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO?
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  • IF THAT'S THE WAY YOUWANT TO GO TO BE SAVED?
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  • AND SO, THE LAWYER ANSWERSIN VERSE 27 AND HE SAID,
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  • "YOU SHALL LOVETHE LORD YOUR GOD,
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  • "WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART
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  • "AND WITH ALL OF YOUR SOUL
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  • "AND WITH ALL OF YOUR STRENGTH
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  • "AND WITH ALL OF YOUR MIND AND,
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  • "YOU SHALL LOVE YOURNEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF".
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  • NOW, HE WAS QUOTING FROMTWO DIFFERENT PASSAGES
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  • IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.
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  • ONE WAS DEUTERONOMY6, "THE GREAT SHAMAR OF ISRAEL"
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  • DEUTERONOMY 6, SHAMAR COMINGFROM THE WORD HERO.
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  • HERO ISRAEL, THE LORDYOUR GOD IS ONE GOD,
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  • AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORDYOUR GOD WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART.
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  • THAT WAS THEGREATEST COMMANDMENT.
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  • SO, HE SAID, "JESUS, THE TWOGREATEST COMMANDMENTS,
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  • LOVE GOD WITH ALLOF YOUR HEART".
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  • AND THEN HE PULLEDFROM LEVITICUS 19,
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  • I BELIEVE IT WAS THEPASSAGE THAT SAID,
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  • YOU'RE TO LOVE YOURNEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.
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  • THOSE ARE THE TWOGREATEST COMMANDMENTS.
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  • VERSE 28. AND JESUS SAID TOHIM, "BINGO. "A+ MR. LAWYER",
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  • OH, THAT'S WHAT ITSAYS IN THE GREEK TEXT.
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  • ANYWAY HERE, MAYBENOT IN YOUR BIBLE.
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  • HE SAID, "YOU HAVEANSWERED THIS CORRECTLY,
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  • DO THIS AND YOU WILL LIVE."
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  • THAT IS, YOU HAVE CITED THETWO GREATEST COMMANDMENTS
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  • THAT ALL YOU HAVE TO DOIS KEEP THESE PERFECTLY,
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  • AND YOU CAN GO TO HEAVEN.
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  • YOU CAN HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.
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  • NOW, HAD THE LAWYERBEEN SINCERE,
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  • AT THIS POINT, HE WOULDHAVE HUNG HIS HEAD AND SAID,
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  • "BUT JESUS,
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  • "I HAVEN'T LOVED GODWITH ALL OF MY HEART
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  • "I'VE ALLOWED OTHER THINGSTO TAKE HIS PLACE IN MY LIFE,
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  • "AND I HAVEN'TLOVED OTHER PEOPLE
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  • "LIKE I OUGHT TO LOVE THEM,
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  • "I'VE ALLOWED MY OWNSELF-INTERESTS TO ECLIPSE THEIR
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  • NEEDS "WHAT AM I TO DO?" ANDHAD HE SAID THAT TO JESUS,
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  • I BELIEVE JESUS NEVERWOULD HAVE TOLD THE STORY
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  • OF "THE GOOD SAMARITAN."
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  • INSTEAD, JESUS WOULD HAVETOLD A STORY ABOUT FORGIVENESS
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  • TO SHOW HOW WE CANHAVE ETERNAL LIFE,
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  • EVEN WHEN WE FALLSHORT OF GOD'S PLAN.
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  • HE WOULD HOLD A STORY ABOUTGRACE INSTEAD OF THE LAW.
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  • THEN, LOOK WHAT HE RESPONDEDTHE LAWYER VERSE 29,
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  • "BUT WISHING TOJUSTIFY HIMSELF",
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  • THAT'S WHAT THE PHARISEES DID.
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  • THEY WERE ALWAYS TRYING TOMAKE THEMSELVES LOOK GOOD.
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  • THEY WERE ALWAYS TRYING TO PROVE
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  • THAT THEY WERE GOOD ENOUGHTO GET INTO GOD'S KINGDOM.
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  • BUT WISHING TO JUSTIFY HIMSELF,
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  • THE LAWYER SAID TO JESUS,
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  • "AND WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?"
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  • IF THE GREAT COMMANDMENT
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  • IS TO LOVE YOURNEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF,
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  • EXACTLY WHAT DO YOU MEAN JESUS,
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  • BY THAT TERM NEIGHBOR.
  • 00:10:09.999 --> 00:10:12.868
  • TYPICAL LAWYER LOOKINGFOR A LOOPHOLE.
  • 00:10:12.902 --> 00:10:16.739
  • SEE, HE THOUGHT IF HECOULD REDEFINE NEIGHBOR
  • 00:10:16.772 --> 00:10:19.341
  • IN SUCH A WAY THAT HE COULDKEEP THAT COMMANDMENT,
  • 00:10:19.375 --> 00:10:23.279
  • IE, IF HE COULDMAKE NEIGHBOR MEAN,
  • 00:10:23.312 --> 00:10:25.614
  • PEOPLE I LIKE(CHUCKLES)
  • 00:10:25.648 --> 00:10:27.817
  • IT'S EASY TO LOVE THEM.
  • 00:10:27.850 --> 00:10:28.851
  • IF I CAN REDEFINE NEIGHBOR,
  • 00:10:28.884 --> 00:10:30.119
  • JUST MAYBE JUST MAYBE,
  • 00:10:30.152 --> 00:10:32.521
  • I'M GOOD ENOUGH TOMAKE IT INTO HEAVEN.
  • 00:10:32.555 --> 00:10:35.925
  • I HAD A FRIEND IN THEFIRST CHURCH I PASTORED
  • 00:10:35.958 --> 00:10:38.027
  • WHO WAS A POLE VAULTER
  • 00:10:38.060 --> 00:10:40.262
  • AND THAT WAS HISHOBBY POLE VAULTING.
  • 00:10:40.296 --> 00:10:42.765
  • AND HE TOLD MEONE TIME, HE SAID,
  • 00:10:42.798 --> 00:10:44.133
  • "THERE'S TWO WAYS ROBERT,
  • 00:10:44.166 --> 00:10:45.201
  • "TO WIN AT POLE VAULTING,
  • 00:10:45.234 --> 00:10:47.103
  • "JUMP HIGHER OR LOWER THE BAR".
  • 00:10:47.136 --> 00:10:50.506
  • AND IT'S THE SAME WAY WITHTRYING TO KEEP THE LAW
  • 00:10:50.539 --> 00:10:53.075
  • TO GET INTO HEAVEN.
  • 00:10:53.109 --> 00:10:54.343
  • THERE ARE TWO WAYSTO TRY TO DO IT.
  • 00:10:54.376 --> 00:10:55.311
  • YOU CAN EITHER JUMP HIGH ENOUGH
  • 00:10:55.344 --> 00:10:56.479
  • TO REACH GOD'S STANDARD,
  • 00:10:56.512 --> 00:10:57.980
  • OR YOU CAN LOWERTHE REQUIREMENTS,
  • 00:10:58.013 --> 00:10:59.715
  • LOW ENOUGH TO GET IN.
  • 00:10:59.749 --> 00:11:01.417
  • AND THAT'S WHAT HEWAS TRYING TO DO
  • 00:11:01.450 --> 00:11:02.551
  • HERE THE LAWYER, HE THOUGHT,
  • 00:11:02.585 --> 00:11:03.886
  • WELL, I'LL REDEFINE THE LAWYER
  • 00:11:03.919 --> 00:11:05.621
  • SO THAT I CAN LOVENEIGHBORS AS MYSELF.
  • 00:11:05.654 --> 00:11:09.024
  • YOU SEE THE RABBIS TAUGHT,
  • 00:11:09.058 --> 00:11:10.793
  • THEY RESTRICT ATTHAT TERM NEIGHBOR,
  • 00:11:10.826 --> 00:11:12.428
  • THEY SAID, NEIGHBOR MEANSONLY FELLOW ISRAELITES,
  • 00:11:12.461 --> 00:11:16.432
  • PEOPLE LIKE US.
  • 00:11:16.465 --> 00:11:18.067
  • AND THEN THERE WASA GROUP OF JEWS
  • 00:11:18.100 --> 00:11:19.335
  • WHO EVEN RESTRICTEDIT FURTHER AND SAID,
  • 00:11:19.368 --> 00:11:21.137
  • WELL IT'S NOT JUST ISRAELITES,
  • 00:11:21.170 --> 00:11:23.372
  • IT'S 100% PURE BREED ISRAELITES.
  • 00:11:23.405 --> 00:11:27.243
  • LEAVING OUT THE SAMARITANS,
  • 00:11:27.276 --> 00:11:28.677
  • LEAVING OUT FOREIGNERSWHO WERE IN THE LAND.
  • 00:11:28.711 --> 00:11:31.147
  • AND SO, THIS LAWYER SAYS, OKAY,
  • 00:11:31.180 --> 00:11:32.515
  • "JESUS, DEFINE NEIGHBOR FOR ME,
  • 00:11:32.548 --> 00:11:35.584
  • "THAT I'M SUPPOSED TO LOVE".
  • 00:11:35.618 --> 00:11:38.120
  • YOU SEE JESUS, HE DIDN'TRESTRICT GOD'S LAW,
  • 00:11:38.154 --> 00:11:42.391
  • HE EXPANDED IT.
  • 00:11:42.424 --> 00:11:43.959
  • THIS COMMON THINKING OUT THERE
  • 00:11:43.993 --> 00:11:45.394
  • THAT THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 00:11:45.427 --> 00:11:46.662
  • HAS ALL OF THESE HARDREQUIREMENTS IN IT,
  • 00:11:46.695 --> 00:11:48.864
  • BUT WHEN JESUS CAME,
  • 00:11:48.898 --> 00:11:50.166
  • HE DID AWAY WITH THOSEREQUIREMENTS AND SAID,
  • 00:11:50.199 --> 00:11:51.767
  • BASICALLY LIVEHOWEVER WANT TO LIVE
  • 00:11:51.801 --> 00:11:53.402
  • AND YOU CAN MAKE IT INTO HEAVEN.
  • 00:11:53.435 --> 00:11:54.670
  • THAT IS NOT THE CASE.
  • 00:11:54.703 --> 00:11:56.739
  • IN FACT, JESUS STANDARDFOR RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • 00:11:56.772 --> 00:11:59.275
  • WERE MORE STRICT THANTHE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:11:59.308 --> 00:12:01.877
  • REMEMBER HOW JESUS WOULD SAY,
  • 00:12:01.911 --> 00:12:03.479
  • "YOU'VE HEARD IT INTHE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 00:12:03.512 --> 00:12:04.880
  • "YOU SHALL NOT MURDER,
  • 00:12:04.914 --> 00:12:06.382
  • "BUT I SAY TO YOU,
  • 00:12:06.415 --> 00:12:07.716
  • "TO HATE SOMEBODY IS TOBE GUILTY OF MURDER".
  • 00:12:07.750 --> 00:12:10.820
  • HE WAS RAISING THE BAR.
  • 00:12:10.853 --> 00:12:12.588
  • I REMEMBER HE WOULD SAY,
  • 00:12:12.621 --> 00:12:14.123
  • "YOU'VE HEARD INTHE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 00:12:14.156 --> 00:12:15.424
  • "YOU'RE NOT TO COMMIT ADULTERY,
  • 00:12:15.457 --> 00:12:17.693
  • "BUT TO EVEN LOOK ONANOTHER PERSON WITH LUST,
  • 00:12:17.726 --> 00:12:20.362
  • "IS THE SAME ASCOMMITTING ADULTERY".
  • 00:12:20.396 --> 00:12:23.899
  • NOW, JESUS REVEALEDTHE TRUE HEART OF GOD.
  • 00:12:23.933 --> 00:12:26.101
  • GOD DEMANDS ABSOLUTE PERFECTION.
  • 00:12:26.135 --> 00:12:31.974
  • NOT ONLY IN OUR OUTWARD ACTIONS,
  • 00:12:32.007 --> 00:12:33.075
  • BUT EVEN IN OUR HEART,
  • 00:12:33.108 --> 00:12:34.643
  • HE DEMANDS COMPLETE PERFECTION
  • 00:12:34.677 --> 00:12:36.645
  • IF WE HAVE ANY HOPE OFMAKING IT TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:12:36.679 --> 00:12:40.516
  • YOU SAY, WELL, "ROBERT WHO CANMEET THAT KIND OF STANDARD?".
  • 00:12:40.549 --> 00:12:44.220
  • THAT'S THE POINT.
  • 00:12:44.253 --> 00:12:46.155
  • NO ONE CAN.
  • 00:12:46.188 --> 00:12:48.023
  • AND THAT'S WHY CHRISTCAME TO DIE FOR US.
  • 00:12:48.057 --> 00:12:51.126
  • HE MADE UP THE DEFICIENCY.
  • 00:12:51.160 --> 00:12:53.229
  • HE PAID THE PRICE FOR OUR SIN
  • 00:12:53.262 --> 00:12:55.898
  • SO THAT WHEN WE STAND BEFORE GOD
  • 00:12:55.931 --> 00:12:57.666
  • WE STAND NOT WRAPPED IN OUROWN GOODNESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 00:12:57.700 --> 00:13:00.569
  • WE PUT ON THERIGHTEOUSNESS OF JESUS.
  • 00:13:00.603 --> 00:13:03.672
  • AND THAT'S WHYCHRIST DIED FOR US
  • 00:13:03.706 --> 00:13:05.441
  • TO PAY THE PAYMENT FOR OUR SIN.
  • 00:13:05.474 --> 00:13:07.810
  • WELL, THIS LAWYERDIDN'T UNDERSTAND THAT,
  • 00:13:07.843 --> 00:13:10.379
  • HE WAS TRYING TO RESTRICTTHE TERM "NEIGHBOR"
  • 00:13:10.412 --> 00:13:13.282
  • SO, AN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION,
  • 00:13:13.315 --> 00:13:15.551
  • WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?
  • 00:13:15.584 --> 00:13:17.620
  • WHAT IS IT THAT GODACTUALLY DEMANDS OF ME?
  • 00:13:17.653 --> 00:13:20.556
  • "JESUS TOLD THE STORY
  • 00:13:20.589 --> 00:13:22.224
  • THAT WE CALL THE STORYOF "THE GOOD SAMARITAN".
  • 00:13:22.258 --> 00:13:24.793
  • NOW, HERE'S THE STORYBEGINNING IN VERSE 30,
  • 00:13:24.827 --> 00:13:26.962
  • JESUS REPLIED AND SAID,
  • 00:13:26.996 --> 00:13:28.664
  • "A CERTAIN MAN WAS GOING DOWNFROM JERUSALEM TO JERICHO,
  • 00:13:28.697 --> 00:13:34.536
  • "AND HE FELL AMONG ROBBERS,
  • 00:13:34.570 --> 00:13:35.871
  • "AND THEY STRIPPEDHIM AND BEAT HIM,
  • 00:13:35.905 --> 00:13:38.107
  • "AND WENT OFF LEAVINGHIM HALF DEAD".
  • 00:13:38.140 --> 00:13:41.610
  • NOW, MANY OF YOU HAVEBEEN ON THIS ROAD
  • 00:13:41.644 --> 00:13:43.045
  • FROM JERUSALEM TO JERICHO.
  • 00:13:43.078 --> 00:13:45.247
  • IT'S A 17 MILE ROAD,
  • 00:13:45.281 --> 00:13:47.883
  • AND THE REASON ITSAYS GOING DOWN IS,
  • 00:13:47.917 --> 00:13:49.718
  • IT'S A DESCENT OF 3.300 FEETFROM JERUSALEM TO JERICHO.
  • 00:13:49.752 --> 00:13:54.490
  • IF YOU'VE BEEN ONTHAT ROAD BEFORE,
  • 00:13:54.523 --> 00:13:56.258
  • I'VE BEEN ON IT.
  • 00:13:56.292 --> 00:13:57.760
  • I REMEMBER THE BUS RIDE OVERA LOT OF WINDING CURVES,
  • 00:13:57.793 --> 00:14:00.029
  • NAUSEATED ME, ALLTHOSE TURNS AND TURNS
  • 00:14:00.062 --> 00:14:01.463
  • AND TURNS GOINGAROUND. AND ALONG THAT ROAD,
  • 00:14:01.497 --> 00:14:05.534
  • THERE ARE THESE CAVES, WHEREROBBERS WOULD HANG OUT,
  • 00:14:05.567 --> 00:14:08.070
  • AND WHEN PEOPLE WERE ON FOOT,
  • 00:14:08.103 --> 00:14:09.471
  • EITHER GOING FROMJERUSALEM BACK TO JERICHO
  • 00:14:09.505 --> 00:14:11.407
  • OR JERICHO TO JERUSALEM,
  • 00:14:11.440 --> 00:14:13.108
  • THE ROBBERS WOULD JUMPOUT AND THEY WOULD ROB,
  • 00:14:13.142 --> 00:14:15.444
  • AND MUG AND LEAVETHESE PEOPLE FOR DEAD.
  • 00:14:15.477 --> 00:14:17.513
  • THAT'S APPARENTLY WHATHAPPENED TO THIS GUY.
  • 00:14:17.546 --> 00:14:20.215
  • NOW, THIS STORY THOUGH,
  • 00:14:20.249 --> 00:14:21.417
  • ISN'T SO MUCH ABOUT THE VICTIM
  • 00:14:21.450 --> 00:14:23.886
  • AS IT IS, ABOUT THE PEOPLEWHO WALKED BY THE VICTIM.
  • 00:14:23.919 --> 00:14:28.791
  • WE SEE THE FIRST GROUPREPRESENTATIVE, VERSE 31,
  • 00:14:28.824 --> 00:14:31.660
  • "THE APATHETIC".VERSE 31. "AND BY CHANCE,
  • 00:14:31.694 --> 00:14:35.664
  • "A CERTAIN PRIEST WASGOING DOWN ON THAT ROAD,
  • 00:14:35.698 --> 00:14:39.034
  • "AND WHEN HE SAWTHE MAN, THE VICTIM,
  • 00:14:39.068 --> 00:14:41.971
  • "HE PASSED BY ONTHE OTHER SIDE".
  • 00:14:42.004 --> 00:14:44.840
  • JUST WALK BY, NEVER STOPPED.
  • 00:14:44.873 --> 00:14:47.576
  • NOW, WE DON'T KNOW WHATHIS MOTIVATION WAS.
  • 00:14:47.609 --> 00:14:50.312
  • IT MAY BEEN THE FACT THAT,
  • 00:14:50.346 --> 00:14:52.081
  • HE HAD JUST FINISHED HIS DUTY
  • 00:14:52.114 --> 00:14:53.649
  • IN THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 00:14:53.682 --> 00:14:55.017
  • THE PRIEST SERVED ONA ROTATIONAL BASIS.
  • 00:14:55.050 --> 00:14:57.553
  • SO, HE WAS FINISHED.
  • 00:14:57.586 --> 00:14:58.487
  • HE WAS READY TO GET HOME.
  • 00:14:58.520 --> 00:15:00.155
  • AND HE WALKS BY AND SEESTHIS GUY IN THE STREET
  • 00:15:00.189 --> 00:15:02.124
  • AND HE THINKS, THISGUY COULD BE DEAD.
  • 00:15:02.157 --> 00:15:04.960
  • AND THE LAW SAYS,
  • 00:15:04.994 --> 00:15:06.295
  • IF I TOUCH A DEAD PERSON,
  • 00:15:06.328 --> 00:15:07.563
  • I HAVE TO GO ALL THEWAY BACK TO JERUSALEM,
  • 00:15:07.596 --> 00:15:09.732
  • TO THE TEMPLE AND PURIFY MYSELF,
  • 00:15:09.765 --> 00:15:11.467
  • "I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THAT
  • 00:15:11.500 --> 00:15:13.502
  • "I'M JUST GOING TO PASS ON BY.
  • 00:15:13.535 --> 00:15:15.938
  • OR MAYBE HE THOUGHT,
  • 00:15:15.971 --> 00:15:17.139
  • I SPENT YEARS IN THESEMINARY TO BE A PRIEST,
  • 00:15:17.172 --> 00:15:19.742
  • NOT TO BE A DOCTOR.
  • 00:15:19.775 --> 00:15:21.377
  • THAT'S NOT MY CALLING.
  • 00:15:21.410 --> 00:15:23.045
  • MAYBE A DOCTOR WILLBE ALONG THE WAY
  • 00:15:23.078 --> 00:15:24.580
  • AND HE CAN TAKECARE OF THIS GUY.
  • 00:15:24.613 --> 00:15:27.249
  • OR MAYBE AS HE LOOKEDBACK BEHIND HIM,
  • 00:15:27.282 --> 00:15:29.284
  • HE SAW SOMEBODY ELSE COMING,
  • 00:15:29.318 --> 00:15:32.821
  • HE SAW HIS EXECUTIVE PRIEST,
  • 00:15:32.855 --> 00:15:36.025
  • HIS WALTER WALKING BEHIND HIM.
  • 00:15:36.058 --> 00:15:38.927
  • AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT,
  • 00:15:38.961 --> 00:15:40.129
  • "I THINK I'LL LET HIMTAKE CARE OF THIS.
  • 00:15:40.162 --> 00:15:41.897
  • "I'VE GOT BUSY OR THINGS ANDMORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO".
  • 00:15:41.930 --> 00:15:44.566
  • AND IN FACT, THAT'S EXACTLYWHAT HAPPENED IN VERSE 32.
  • 00:15:44.600 --> 00:15:47.169
  • THE ASSISTANT PRIEST WASA LITTLE BIT BEHIND HIM
  • 00:15:47.202 --> 00:15:50.839
  • AND THAT LEVI THAT'SWHAT LEVI TOLD.
  • 00:15:50.873 --> 00:15:52.775
  • THEY WERE ASSISTANT PRIEST,
  • 00:15:52.808 --> 00:15:54.943
  • THAT ASSISTANT PRIEST,
  • 00:15:54.977 --> 00:15:56.178
  • HE ALSO CAME TO THEPLACE AND SAW HIM,
  • 00:15:56.211 --> 00:15:59.548
  • AND HE PASSED BYON THE OTHER SIDE,
  • 00:15:59.581 --> 00:16:02.684
  • HE TOO FAILED TO STOP,
  • 00:16:02.718 --> 00:16:04.186
  • MAYBE AS HE LOOKED AHEAD ANDSAW THE PRIEST PASSED BY,
  • 00:16:04.219 --> 00:16:07.022
  • HE THOUGHT TO HIMSELF,
  • 00:16:07.056 --> 00:16:08.223
  • MAYBE MY BOSS KNOWSSOMETHING I DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:16:08.257 --> 00:16:10.759
  • IF HE DIDN'T STOP,
  • 00:16:10.793 --> 00:16:12.027
  • SURELY I SHOULDN'T STOP.
  • 00:16:12.061 --> 00:16:14.296
  • AND HE TOO WALKS BY.
  • 00:16:14.329 --> 00:16:16.732
  • AT THIS POINT,
  • 00:16:16.765 --> 00:16:17.766
  • I THINK JESUS' AUDIENCE,
  • 00:16:17.800 --> 00:16:19.635
  • THEY WERE SMILING,
  • 00:16:19.668 --> 00:16:20.569
  • PERHAPS EVEN LAUGHING OUT LOUD.
  • 00:16:20.602 --> 00:16:23.172
  • THEY LOVED ITWHENEVER THE PRIEST
  • 00:16:23.205 --> 00:16:26.675
  • WERE THE VILLAINS IN THE STORY.
  • 00:16:26.708 --> 00:16:29.078
  • BY THE WAY,
  • 00:16:29.111 --> 00:16:30.312
  • WE KINDA HAVE THATSAME ATTITUDE TODAY,
  • 00:16:30.345 --> 00:16:32.381
  • BE HONEST, DON'T PEOPLE TODAY
  • 00:16:32.414 --> 00:16:34.483
  • JUST KIND OF LIKE IT
  • 00:16:34.516 --> 00:16:35.684
  • WHEN THERE'S A STORYOF SOME PREACHER
  • 00:16:35.717 --> 00:16:37.686
  • WHO FALLS INTO IMMORALITY?
  • 00:16:37.719 --> 00:16:39.988
  • SOME PREACHER OR TELEVANGELISTINVOLVED IN EMBEZZLEMENT.
  • 00:16:40.022 --> 00:16:43.192
  • THERE'S A LITTLE SENSE OF GLEE
  • 00:16:43.225 --> 00:16:45.160
  • WHENEVER SOMEBODYIN RELIGION FALLS,
  • 00:16:45.194 --> 00:16:48.297
  • BECAUSE DEEP DOWN WE THINKTHEY'RE ALL A BUNCH OF
  • 00:16:48.330 --> 00:16:51.100
  • HYPOCRITES AND NOWTHEY'RE GETTING THEIRS.
  • 00:16:51.133 --> 00:16:53.869
  • I THINK THAT'S EXACTLYWHAT WAS GOING ON HERE.
  • 00:16:53.902 --> 00:16:56.405
  • I THINK JESUS AUDIENCELOVED THE STORY.
  • 00:16:56.438 --> 00:16:58.607
  • THEY REALIZED THATJUDAISM WAS BANKRUPT.
  • 00:16:58.640 --> 00:17:01.310
  • THEY WASN'T MEETING THEIR NEEDS,
  • 00:17:01.343 --> 00:17:02.778
  • AND SO, THEY WEREDELIGHTED TO HEAR
  • 00:17:02.811 --> 00:17:04.146
  • THAT THESE LEADERS IN JUDAISM,
  • 00:17:04.179 --> 00:17:06.115
  • THEY WERE THE VILLAINS.
  • 00:17:06.148 --> 00:17:08.851
  • BUT THEIR DELIGHTTURNED TO DISMAY,
  • 00:17:08.884 --> 00:17:11.353
  • WHEN JESUS TOLD THEM WHOTHE HERO OF HIS STORY WAS.
  • 00:17:11.386 --> 00:17:15.224
  • LOOK AT VERSE 33, "BUTA CERTAIN SAMARITAN
  • 00:17:15.257 --> 00:17:20.496
  • "WHO WAS ON A JOURNEYCAME UPON HIM,
  • 00:17:20.529 --> 00:17:23.599
  • "AND WHEN HE SAW HIM,HE FELT COMPASSION.
  • 00:17:23.632 --> 00:17:29.338
  • NOW WE PULL THE STORY,
  • 00:17:29.371 --> 00:17:30.706
  • THE STORY OF "THEGOOD SAMARITAN".
  • 00:17:30.739 --> 00:17:33.475
  • AND I'VE SAID BEFORE TO YOU,
  • 00:17:33.509 --> 00:17:35.878
  • WE JUST SAY THAT, ITROLLS OFF OUR TONGUE.
  • 00:17:35.911 --> 00:17:37.613
  • WE DON'T THINKANYTHING ABOUT IT,
  • 00:17:37.646 --> 00:17:39.381
  • BUT THAT WAS UNTHINKABLETO THIS AUDIENCE
  • 00:17:39.414 --> 00:17:41.450
  • THAT HEARD THIS STORY,
  • 00:17:41.483 --> 00:17:42.551
  • "THE GOOD SAMARITAN".
  • 00:17:42.584 --> 00:17:45.387
  • THAT WAS AN OXYMORON,
  • 00:17:45.420 --> 00:17:46.622
  • THERE WAS NO SUCH THINGAS A "GOOD SAMARITAN".
  • 00:17:46.655 --> 00:17:50.626
  • IT WOULD BE LIKE TODAY,
  • 00:17:50.659 --> 00:17:52.027
  • CALLING TOGETHER AGROUP OF FAMILY MEMBERS
  • 00:17:52.060 --> 00:17:54.863
  • OF THOSE WHO WERE KILLEDON SEPTEMBER THE 11TH,
  • 00:17:54.897 --> 00:17:57.533
  • CALLING THEM TOGETHER
  • 00:17:57.566 --> 00:17:58.333
  • AND SAYING TO THEM,
  • 00:17:58.367 --> 00:17:59.668
  • "TODAY I'D LIKE TOPREACH A MESSAGE TO YOU
  • 00:17:59.701 --> 00:18:02.171
  • "THE TITLE OF THE MESSAGEIS "THE GOOD TERRORIST".
  • 00:18:02.204 --> 00:18:07.609
  • OR IT WOULD BE LIKE SPEAKINGIN AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHURCH
  • 00:18:07.643 --> 00:18:10.879
  • AND SAYING, TODAY I'D LIKETO BRING A MESSAGE ENTITLED,
  • 00:18:10.913 --> 00:18:13.749
  • "THE BENEVOLENT KUKLUX KLAN MEMBER".
  • 00:18:13.782 --> 00:18:17.686
  • THERE'S NOT SUCH ATHING IN THEIR MINDS.
  • 00:18:17.719 --> 00:18:20.556
  • THAT WAS THE SAMEWAY WITH THE JEWS,
  • 00:18:20.589 --> 00:18:22.057
  • TO THE JEWS, THERE WAS NO SUCHTHING AS "A GOOD SAMARITAN".
  • 00:18:22.090 --> 00:18:25.360
  • YOU SEE, SAMARITANS,
  • 00:18:25.394 --> 00:18:27.629
  • YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTANDTHEIR ORIGIN
  • 00:18:27.663 --> 00:18:28.964
  • TO UNDERSTAND THE JEWSATTITUDE TOWARD THEM.
  • 00:18:28.997 --> 00:18:30.866
  • 700 YEARS EARLIER, SEVEN 22 BC,
  • 00:18:30.899 --> 00:18:34.269
  • ASYRIA, A NEIGHBOR OF ISRAEL,
  • 00:18:34.303 --> 00:18:36.405
  • INVADED THE NORTHERNKINGDOM OF ISRAEL,
  • 00:18:36.438 --> 00:18:38.974
  • AND THEY ENDED UP DEPORTINGMANY OF THE JEWS BACK TO ASYRIA
  • 00:18:39.007 --> 00:18:42.811
  • BUT THEY ALSO PLANTEDSOME OF THEIR PEOPLE
  • 00:18:42.844 --> 00:18:44.813
  • IN THE CAPITAL OFISRAEL, SAMARIA.
  • 00:18:44.846 --> 00:18:47.282
  • AND SO THESE ARE ASSYRIANSBEGAN INTERMINGLING
  • 00:18:47.316 --> 00:18:50.319
  • WITH THE JEWS WHO HAD BEEN LEFT
  • 00:18:50.352 --> 00:18:51.787
  • IN THE NORTHERN KINGDOM
  • 00:18:51.820 --> 00:18:53.522
  • AND OUT OF THEIR UNION TOGETHER
  • 00:18:53.555 --> 00:18:55.123
  • CAME THIS BREEDCALLED SAMARITANS.
  • 00:18:55.157 --> 00:18:57.593
  • THEY WERE HALF JEWS,
  • 00:18:57.626 --> 00:18:58.794
  • HALF A ASSYRIAN,HALF ISRAELITES.
  • 00:18:58.827 --> 00:19:01.997
  • AND FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS,
  • 00:19:02.030 --> 00:19:03.232
  • THE TRUE BLOODED JEWSHATED THE SAMARITANS
  • 00:19:03.265 --> 00:19:07.269
  • BECAUSE THEY WERE THEPRODUCT OF THEIR FOREFATHERS
  • 00:19:07.302 --> 00:19:09.371
  • WHO LITERALLY WERESLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY.
  • 00:19:09.404 --> 00:19:12.374
  • AND SO, THEY WERE TREATEDWITH GREAT DISDAIN.
  • 00:19:12.407 --> 00:19:15.210
  • BUT IN VERSE 33 IT SAID,
  • 00:19:15.244 --> 00:19:16.778
  • IT WAS THAT SAMARITANWHO WAS ON THE JOURNEY,
  • 00:19:16.812 --> 00:19:19.982
  • HE CAME UPON THIS MANWHO WAS IN THE STREET
  • 00:19:20.015 --> 00:19:22.751
  • AND WHEN HE SAW HIM,
  • 00:19:22.784 --> 00:19:24.586
  • SOMETHING BUBBLED OVER,
  • 00:19:24.620 --> 00:19:26.455
  • SOME EMOTION THATHE COULDN'T CONTAIN
  • 00:19:26.488 --> 00:19:30.492
  • AN EMOTION OF EMPATHY,
  • 00:19:30.525 --> 00:19:32.361
  • AND HE STOPPED AND HEDID WHAT WAS NECESSARY
  • 00:19:32.394 --> 00:19:34.997
  • TO TAKE CARE OF THAT NEED.
  • 00:19:35.030 --> 00:19:37.733
  • I WANT YOU TO NOTICEEXACTLY WHAT HE DID
  • 00:19:37.766 --> 00:19:39.301
  • WITH THIS PERSON WHOWAS LEFT FOR DEAD.
  • 00:19:39.334 --> 00:19:41.603
  • VERSE 34 SAYS, "HE CAME TO HIMAND HE BANDAGED UP HIS WOUNDS".
  • 00:19:41.637 --> 00:19:49.378
  • MY VERY FIRSTTHEATRICAL ROLE OCCURRED
  • 00:19:49.411 --> 00:19:53.882
  • WHEN I WAS FIVE YEARS OLD,
  • 00:19:53.915 --> 00:19:56.485
  • AND IT TOOK PLACERIGHT BEHIND ME
  • 00:19:56.518 --> 00:19:58.487
  • IN THE TRUTH SUNDAYSCHOOL BUILDING
  • 00:19:58.520 --> 00:20:00.856
  • I WAS ASKED TO PLAY THE LEAD
  • 00:20:00.889 --> 00:20:02.491
  • IN OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL PRODUCTIONOF "THE GOOD SAMARITAN".
  • 00:20:02.524 --> 00:20:06.795
  • TRUST ME, IT WASNOT TYPE TASTING
  • 00:20:06.828 --> 00:20:08.897
  • BUT I GUESS I WAS THE ONLYONE WHO VOLUNTEERED TO DO IT.
  • 00:20:08.930 --> 00:20:10.999
  • AND I REMEMBER MYPARENTS DRESSED ME UP
  • 00:20:11.033 --> 00:20:12.934
  • IN A LITTLE TUNIC AND THE ROBE,
  • 00:20:12.968 --> 00:20:15.270
  • I THINK A BACK ROW BY HAND
  • 00:20:15.304 --> 00:20:16.838
  • AND THEN THEY GAVE ME AS A PROP,
  • 00:20:16.872 --> 00:20:19.374
  • THEY GAVE ME ALITTLE FIRST AID KIT.
  • 00:20:19.408 --> 00:20:22.210
  • AND SO, WHEN THE TIME CAME,
  • 00:20:22.244 --> 00:20:23.378
  • I PULLED OUT MY FIRST AID KIT,
  • 00:20:23.412 --> 00:20:24.880
  • AND THERE WAS THE OTHER KID,
  • 00:20:24.913 --> 00:20:26.014
  • LYING THERE ON THE GROUND
  • 00:20:26.048 --> 00:20:27.249
  • AND I KNELT DOWN ANDTOOK OUT THE STUFF
  • 00:20:27.282 --> 00:20:30.085
  • AND STARTED WORKING ON HIM.
  • 00:20:30.118 --> 00:20:31.453
  • AND THAT'S KINDA WHAT WEPICTURE HAPPENED HERE.
  • 00:20:31.486 --> 00:20:34.022
  • WE THINK HERE IS THIS SAMARITAN,
  • 00:20:34.056 --> 00:20:35.657
  • HE STOPS,
  • 00:20:35.691 --> 00:20:36.925
  • HE SEES THE MANBLEEDING TO DEATH
  • 00:20:36.958 --> 00:20:37.926
  • AND HE GETS OFF OF HIS DONKEY
  • 00:20:37.959 --> 00:20:39.961
  • AND REACHES IN TOTHE SADDLE THERE
  • 00:20:39.995 --> 00:20:42.497
  • AND PULLS OUT HIS JOHNSONAND JOHNSON BANDAGES
  • 00:20:42.531 --> 00:20:45.167
  • AND STARTS WORKING ON THE GUY.
  • 00:20:45.200 --> 00:20:47.803
  • THERE WAS NO SUCHTHING AVAILABLE THEN.
  • 00:20:47.836 --> 00:20:50.172
  • THE ONLY WAY HE COULDBIND UP THIS MAN'S WOUNDS,
  • 00:20:50.205 --> 00:20:52.974
  • PROBABLY WAS TO TEARHIS OWN EXPENSIVE
  • 00:20:53.008 --> 00:20:56.478
  • HICKEY FREEMAN GARMENTTHERE AND TO RIP IT OFF
  • 00:20:56.511 --> 00:21:00.315
  • AND TO WRAP UPTHIS MAN'S WOUNDS.
  • 00:21:00.349 --> 00:21:01.850
  • AND NOT ONLY DID HE DO THAT,
  • 00:21:01.883 --> 00:21:03.185
  • BUT NOTICE WHAT ELSE HE DID,
  • 00:21:03.218 --> 00:21:04.353
  • HE POURED OIL,
  • 00:21:04.386 --> 00:21:05.587
  • THAT WAS A BALM THATSOOTHED THE PAIN,
  • 00:21:05.620 --> 00:21:07.122
  • AND THEN HE POURED WINE ONTHE WOUNDS AS AN ANTSEPTIC.
  • 00:21:07.155 --> 00:21:10.525
  • AND THEN HE PUT HIMON HIS OWN BEAST,
  • 00:21:10.559 --> 00:21:12.627
  • AND HE BROUGHT HIM TO ANEND AND HE TOOK CARE OF HIM,
  • 00:21:12.661 --> 00:21:15.864
  • AND ON THE NEXT DAY,
  • 00:21:15.897 --> 00:21:17.399
  • WHICH BY THE WAY MEANS,
  • 00:21:17.432 --> 00:21:18.400
  • HE MUST'VE SPENTTHE NIGHT THERE.
  • 00:21:18.433 --> 00:21:20.335
  • ON THE NEXT DAY,
  • 00:21:20.369 --> 00:21:21.970
  • THE SAMARITAN TOOKOUT TWO DENARII,
  • 00:21:22.003 --> 00:21:25.140
  • A DENARIUS WAS ONE DAY'S WAGE.
  • 00:21:25.173 --> 00:21:27.075
  • SO, HE TOOK OUT TWO DAYS WAGES
  • 00:21:27.109 --> 00:21:29.010
  • AND GAVE THEM TO THEINNKEEPER AND SAID,
  • 00:21:29.044 --> 00:21:31.279
  • "TAKE CARE OF HIM
  • 00:21:31.313 --> 00:21:33.181
  • "AND WHATEVER MORE YOU SPEND,
  • 00:21:33.215 --> 00:21:35.117
  • "HERE'S MY VISACARD, CHARGE IT".
  • 00:21:35.150 --> 00:21:38.453
  • BUT HE DIDN'T SAY THAT EXACTLY.
  • 00:21:38.487 --> 00:21:40.455
  • BUT HE SAID,
  • 00:21:40.489 --> 00:21:41.323
  • "YOU CAN BILL ME
  • 00:21:41.356 --> 00:21:42.891
  • "I WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FORWHATEVER COSTS HE INCURS".
  • 00:21:42.924 --> 00:21:47.329
  • THIS IS AN AMAZING THING.
  • 00:21:47.362 --> 00:21:49.631
  • THE CONTRAST BETWEENTHE SAMARITAN,
  • 00:21:49.664 --> 00:21:52.701
  • AND THE TWO RELIGIOUS LEADERS.
  • 00:21:52.734 --> 00:21:54.936
  • YOU SEE, THOSE TWORELIGIOUS LEADERS
  • 00:21:54.970 --> 00:21:56.405
  • WERE REPRESENTATIVE OFTHE LAWYER'S ATTITUDE,
  • 00:21:56.438 --> 00:21:58.874
  • LET'S RESTRICT THEMEANING OF NEIGHBOR
  • 00:21:58.907 --> 00:22:02.010
  • SO THAT I CAN EVENMEET THAT STANDARD,
  • 00:22:02.043 --> 00:22:04.546
  • BUT NOW THE SAMARITAN,
  • 00:22:04.579 --> 00:22:05.781
  • HE REFUSED TO RESTRICTTHE MEANING OF NEIGHBOR,
  • 00:22:05.814 --> 00:22:08.483
  • HE EXPANDED IT LIKE JESUS DID.
  • 00:22:08.517 --> 00:22:11.253
  • ONE COMMENTATOR I WASREADING THIS WEEK NOTED,
  • 00:22:11.286 --> 00:22:14.456
  • FIRST OF ALL, THESAMARITAN DID NOT ALLOW
  • 00:22:14.489 --> 00:22:17.392
  • LEGALISM TO LIMIT HIS LOVE.
  • 00:22:17.426 --> 00:22:19.561
  • THAT IS, HE DIDN'T CONCOCTHIS OWN SYSTEM OF RELIGION
  • 00:22:19.594 --> 00:22:23.832
  • THAT WOULD KEEP HIM FROMMINISTERING TO THIS PERSON
  • 00:22:23.865 --> 00:22:26.101
  • WHO WAS DIFFERENT THAN HE WAS.
  • 00:22:26.134 --> 00:22:27.736
  • HE DIDN'T TWIST GOD'S LAW.
  • 00:22:27.769 --> 00:22:29.771
  • HE DIDN'T USE HIS OWN PREJUDICE
  • 00:22:29.805 --> 00:22:31.440
  • TO USE AS AN EXCUSEFOR NOT MINISTERING
  • 00:22:31.473 --> 00:22:34.376
  • TO THIS PERSON WHO HADBEEN LEFT FOR DEAD.
  • 00:22:34.409 --> 00:22:37.145
  • AND BY THE WAY, WENEED TO BE CAREFUL
  • 00:22:37.179 --> 00:22:38.647
  • THAT WE DON'T DO THAT EITHER.
  • 00:22:38.680 --> 00:22:41.817
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:22:41.850 --> 00:22:47.088
  • THERE'S MUCH MOREGROUND TO COVER
  • 00:22:47.122 --> 00:22:48.590
  • IN THIS POWERFUL STORYFOUND IN LUKE 10.
  • 00:22:48.623 --> 00:22:51.960
  • AND I HOPE YOU'LL MAKEPLANS TO JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:22:51.993 --> 00:22:54.830
  • FOR THE SECOND PARTOF THIS MESSAGE.
  • 00:22:54.863 --> 00:22:57.499
  • BUT RIGHT NOW, INEED TO REMIND YOU
  • 00:22:57.532 --> 00:22:59.034
  • ABOUT SOMETHING VERY URGENT.
  • 00:22:59.067 --> 00:23:00.769
  • THIS THURSDAY, DECEMBER31ST AT MIDNIGHT,
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  • WE'LL REACH THE DEADLINE FORTHE ACTIVE MATCHING CHALLENGE.
  • 00:23:04.239 --> 00:23:07.876
  • BE SURE TO CALL,
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  • GO ONLINE TO PTV.ORG
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  • OR POST IT AT YOUR ENVELOPEBEFORE MIDNIGHT TOMORROW NIGHT,
  • 00:23:11.713 --> 00:23:15.550
  • BECAUSE OF THIS RECORD-BREAKINGMATCHING CHALLENGE.
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  • YOUR GENEROUS YEAR END GIFT,
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  • WILL HAVE TWICE THE IMPACT.
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  • THIS WILL MAKE IT POSSIBLE TOEXPAND "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
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  • INTO NEW TERRITORY NEXT YEAR.
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  • AND TODAY, YOUR GIFT OFA $100 WILL BE MATCHED
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  • UNTIL IT BECOMES $200.
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  • A $500 GIFT WILL BECOME A $1000.
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  • A $5.000 GIFT WOULDBECOME $10.000.
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  • YOU'LL SEE HOW IT WORKS.
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  • "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"HAS RECEIVED A NUMBER
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  • AND YOUR GENEROUS YEAR END GIFT
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  • WILL ALLOW US TOPROCEED WITH CONFIDENCE.
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  • NOW, STAY RIGHT THERE,
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  • I'LL BE BACK WITHMORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • [NARRATOR] FROM ONEDAY TO THE NEXT,
  • 00:24:01.997 --> 00:24:03.865
  • LIFE IS ALWAYS CHANGING,
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  • BUT NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS
  • 00:24:05.734 --> 00:24:07.702
  • OR WHAT YOUR DAY LOOKS LIKE,
  • 00:24:07.736 --> 00:24:09.304
  • YOU CAN STAY ROOTEDIN GOD'S WORD
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  • THROUGHOUT THE COMING YEAR
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  • WITH THE BRAND NEW 2021
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  • FILLED WITH PRACTICALINSIGHTS FOR YOUR DAILY LIFE.
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  • CONTAINS 262 DEVOTIONS,
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  • BASED ON THE TEACHINGOF DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • MORE THAN 500 PAGES IN LENGTH.
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  • THE BRAND NEW 2021DAILY DEVOTIONAL
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  • IS THE PERFECT COMPANIONFOR YOUR MORNING
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  • EVERY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY,
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  • ALL 52 WEEKS OF THE YEAR.
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  • AS YOU SEEK TO SERVEGOD AND HIS KINGDOM.
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  • AS SPRING TURNS TO SUMMER,
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  • LEARN HOW TO LET GOD SHAPEYOUR ATTITUDES AND CHOICES.
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  • AND AS YOU MOVE INTO THE FALLAND BACK TO SCHOOL MONTHS.
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  • GAIN A DEEPERUNDERSTANDING OF WHY JESUS
  • 00:25:05.894 --> 00:25:08.697
  • IS THE ONLY TRUEPATH TO SALVATION.
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  • THIS BEAUTIFUL LEATHERBOUND BOOK IS YOURS
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
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  • LIFE MOVES FAST, AND SOMETIMESIT'S HARD TO KEEP UP,
  • 00:25:17.005 --> 00:25:20.542
  • BUT NO MATTER THESEASON OF THE YEAR
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  • OR THE SEASON OF YOUR LIFE,
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  • THE BRAND NEW 2021 "PATHWAYTO VICTORY" DAILY DEVOTIONAL
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  • WILL HELP SEE YOU THROUGH IT.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:25:32.454 --> 00:25:35.090
  • CAN YOU IMAGINE WHATTHE WORLD WOULD BE LIKE
  • 00:25:35.123 --> 00:25:37.692
  • IF WE TREATEDOTHERS THE SAME WAY,
  • 00:25:37.726 --> 00:25:40.161
  • THE SAMARITAN TREATEDTHE HELPLESS NEIGHBOR.
  • 00:25:40.195 --> 00:25:43.665
  • THE MESSAGE OF GOD'S LOVEWOULD BE UNSTOPPABLE.
  • 00:25:43.698 --> 00:25:47.602
  • WELL, NEXT TIME, WE'REGOING TO IDENTIFY
  • 00:25:47.636 --> 00:25:49.838
  • THREE PRACTICAL LESSONS
  • 00:25:49.871 --> 00:25:51.740
  • FROM THE PARABLE OF"THE GOOD SAMARITAN"
  • 00:25:51.773 --> 00:25:54.109
  • THAT WILL HELP US BETHE KIND OF NEIGHBORS,
  • 00:25:54.142 --> 00:25:56.978
  • THAT GOD CALLS US TO BE.
  • 00:25:57.012 --> 00:25:59.381
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEWOF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
  • 00:25:59.414 --> 00:26:02.117
  • ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
  • 00:26:02.150 --> 00:26:05.320
  • [NARRATOR] TODAY, WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY",
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  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDINGYOU THE BRAND NEW 2021,
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  • "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"DAILY DEVOTIONAL.
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  • PLUS, THE PARABLESOF JESUS BROCHURE
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  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU,
  • 00:26:18.733 --> 00:26:20.201
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING USTODAY AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
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  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
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  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETE
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  • THANKS TO OUR ACTIVEMATCHING CHALLENGE.
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  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
  • 00:26:42.724 --> 00:26:47.395
  • TRUE LOVE MEETS THENEEDS OF OTHERS,
  • 00:26:47.429 --> 00:26:49.230
  • LISTEN TO ME, LOVE IS NOT SOMESYRUPY SENTIMENTAL EMOTION.
  • 00:26:49.264 --> 00:26:54.135
  • LOVE IS A WILLINGNESS TO MEET
  • 00:26:54.169 --> 00:26:56.471
  • THE GENUINE NEEDSOF THOSE AROUND US.
  • 00:26:56.504 --> 00:27:00.141
  • IT MAY MEAN EXTENDINGOUR FINANCIAL RESOURCES.
  • 00:27:00.175 --> 00:27:03.712
  • IT MAY MEAN SACRIFICINGOUR TIME, OUR PLANS.
  • 00:27:03.745 --> 00:27:08.183
  • IT MAY MEAN RISKINGOUR REPUTATION
  • 00:27:08.216 --> 00:27:10.685
  • FOR MEETING THE GREATESTNEEDS OF THOSE AROUND US.
  • 00:27:10.719 --> 00:27:14.556
  • [NARRATOR] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:27:14.589 --> 00:27:16.491
  • FOR PART TWO OF THE MESSAGE,
  • 00:27:16.524 --> 00:27:18.026
  • "A STRANGER IN NEEDMEETS A NEIGHBOR IN DEED"
  • 00:27:18.059 --> 00:27:21.663
  • HERE ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
  • 00:27:21.696 --> 00:27:24.466
  • ♪ MUSIC
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