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January 14, 2021
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Bible teaching with an emphasis on Israel, prophecy and the Jewish roots of Christianity.

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  • male announcer: Welcometo "Our Jewish Roots"
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  • with insightful Bible teachingfrom Israel
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  • by Dr. Jeffrey Seif.
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  • This week we considerour Lord's teaching on marriage,
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  • being true to our word,and being gracious
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  • as we continue"Sar Shalom: Prince of Peace."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • David Hart: We are so gladyou've joined us today,
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  • I'm David Hart.
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  • Kirsten Hart:I'm Kirsten Hart.
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  • Jeffrey Seif:I am Jeffrey Seif,
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  • and I hope you'll be gladyou joined us today too.
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  • We're openingup the Lord's Word,
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  • and we're going to hearand we're going to see it
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  • where the Lord weighsin on marriage.
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  • And goodness, we need some helpin the world today
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  • to learn about that, don't we?
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  • David: I know some folksat our church,
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  • when they hear that there'sa sermon on marriage,
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  • they don't even come,but there's so much more today
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  • than just talkingabout marriage.
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  • There's a lot going on today--
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  • Kirsten: With relationships,I mean, everyone needs
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  • to learn more about how to be ingood relation with someone else.
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  • Jeffrey: Yes, and we wantto do these things
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  • till death do we part.
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  • I know that when I first filmedthis in the Galilee in 2009,
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  • my wife Patty was with me,may she rest in peace.
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  • She's gone on to her reward andthe Lord's graced me with Barri,
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  • I've remarriedsince some years now.
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  • And would that we all learnthe secrets to happy marriages.
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  • It just--it settles us,it does so much for us.
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  • And we really hopethat this program in particular
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  • is going to do somethingreally good for you.
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  • David: Right now,let's go up to the Galilee
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  • as we continue "Sar Shalom."
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  • male announcer: And therefollowed him great multitudes
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  • of people, old and young,husbands and wives.
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  • Perhaps there weresome gathered on the mount
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  • that day who wondered,would their marriage last?
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  • What about divorce?
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  • And now, the Lord had made itvery clear marriage is sacred,
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  • and except for infidelityis binding for a lifetime.
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  • A man shall cleave unto his wifeand they shall be one,
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  • bone of my bonesand flesh of my flesh.
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  • Jeffrey: It's called a get.
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  • Some people wantto get a, quote, get.
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  • And pray tell, what's a get?
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  • It's a Hebrew termfor a bill of divorcement.
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  • Some people marry for an ideal,they think they got a raw deal,
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  • and they go searchingfor a new deal.
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  • Here, the Lord himselfweighs in on that, saying,
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  • "You've heard it was saidto the men of old."
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  • You know, and what's saidto the men of old?
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  • He said,"Whoever divorces his wife,
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  • let him give her a getand tell her to get going."
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  • There's some legitimate way tojust dissolve this corporation.
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  • I've been married approaching24 years now to my wife Patty.
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  • Kids have grown up and moved on.
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  • We've had more thanone fight on occasion,
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  • divorce was never an issue.
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  • And now that the kiddoshave kind of sort of moved on
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  • and I look at her again,
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  • frankly I'm just gladthat we weathered the storms
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  • and we're there.
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  • And imperfect as I am, I believeand she'd agree as well that
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  • we're in the process of fallingin love all over again.
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  • How sad it is that manynever make it to that moment.
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  • And why is that?
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  • Well, when they hit road bumpsin the highway of life,
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  • they look to get out of dodge.
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  • And what they do is they findsome way to sanction
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  • it legally or religiouslyso they can cut loose
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  • and get on down the road.
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  • While people can do that
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  • and while it's acceptablein the culture,
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  • you're going to see with meas we read Scripture
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  • how it's not altogetheracceptable to the Lord.
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  • And he said,
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  • "But I say to you that whoeverdivorces his wife for any reason
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  • except sexual immoralitycauses her to commit adultery."
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  • The word "sexual immorality"in the Greek is pornea,
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  • it's where one gets pornography.
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  • In as much as peopleare rather casual
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  • about getting inand out of love,
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  • getting in and outof the commitments
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  • that go along with love.
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  • Jesus says, "Not so quick, guys.
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  • If anybody wantsto initiate divorce
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  • except for issuesof sexual immorality,
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  • that's not kosher, that's notlegitimate, really it isn't."
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  • Of course, the issue with sexualimmorality is the one partner,
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  • they themselveshave broken the union.
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  • They entered into a contractwhere the two became one flesh,
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  • but now they've becomeanother one flesh.
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  • In which case then, you haven'tinitiated the divorce,
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  • it's already happened.
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  • You just decided to name itand claim it and move on.
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  • Egregious as that and divorcehere is legitimized,
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  • though it's notthe preference still.
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  • What do I understand Jesusto be saying here as elsewhere?
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  • Better it is to cultivatethe bonds of union.
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  • Previously,he underscored that brothers,
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  • we have got to learnto get along
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  • because anger can be veryharmful in rupturing community.
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  • Similarly, various issuescan come up in marriage
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  • and people can kind of wash
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  • their hands clean of it,you know?
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  • You talk to one preacher,he doesn't grant it.
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  • Well, find somebody else.
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  • Like a doctor,go get a second opinion,
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  • and you can and you will.
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  • You'll finally getwhat you're looking for.
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  • But what's Jesus looking for?
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  • He's looking for usto go the distance
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  • from the womb to the tomb.
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  • I haven't made itall the way yet,
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  • but 24 years into the processor approaching 24 years,
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  • I can tell you it gets betteras it gets longer.
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  • Learn to love and forgive, andlet's keep our marriages sacred.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • male announcer:And the Lord spoke unto them,
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  • "You have heard that it was saidto those of old,
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  • you shall not swear falsely,
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  • but shall performyour oaths to the Lord.
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  • But I say to youdo not swear at all,
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  • neither by heaven,for it's God's throne,
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  • nor by the earth,for it is his footstool,
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  • nor by Jerusalem, for it isthe city of the great king.
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  • Nor shall you swear by your head
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  • because you cannot makeone hair white or black.
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  • But let your yes be yes,and your no no.
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  • For whatever is more thanthese is from the evil one."
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  • Jeffrey: The term "fellowship"harks to a bunch of fellows
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  • in the same shipactually rowing together.
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  • And it's important that each onedoes their part, is it not?
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  • I think in different waysand on different days,
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  • Jesus was really seriousabout weighing in on the need
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  • for peopleto perform their obligations.
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  • We saw in the previous segmenthow marriage is a commitment,
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  • it's an oath,and it's biding in perpetuity.
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  • That's the preferred scenario,of course,
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  • for a varietyof obvious reasons.
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  • Similarly, individualshave to be counted upon
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  • to be able to performthe commitments
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  • in a variety of otherhuman endeavors as well.
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  • I'm sure that Yeshua,
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  • I'm sure Jesus had a sternlook in his face
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  • in underscoring the needto be forthright,
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  • honest, earnest, diligentto perform commitments,
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  • and not have to embellish itall with a lot of swearing.
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  • Jesus says in Matthewchapter 5, verse 33,
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  • "You've heard it was said,'You shall not swear falsely.'"
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  • And he goes on to say,
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  • "But I tell you, hey guys,don't even swear at all."
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  • And he makes a pointand finishes it, saying,
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  • "Listen, let your yes be yesand your no be no."
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  • This, friends,is extremely important.
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  • The Hebrew wordfor "truth," emet,
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  • comes from the first letterof the Hebrew alphabet, aleph,
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  • the middle one is mem,and the last letter is tav.
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  • And together,it's the word "emet,"
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  • which means truth in Hebrew,
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  • which speaks of, in effect,the sum of all things.
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  • When we speak,we should speak the truth.
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  • And the sum of all things isthat there should be congruity
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  • between what we sayand the way that we perform.
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  • I've told my boysif you have a commitment
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  • to meet a girl for a date
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  • and you're supposed to be thereat 6 o'clock,
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  • be there at 6 o'clock.
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  • If there's a young ladyor another guy
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  • that's supposed to meet youat 4 o'clock
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  • and they say they're goingto be there at 4,
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  • if they don't showand this becomes habitual,
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  • you need to construethat as a personality fluke.
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  • And why is that?
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  • It's because it's not beyondthe pale of reason
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  • to expect that people willactually perform what they say.
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  • And hear me on this,rather hear Yeshua on this,
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  • then as now,we live in a world
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  • where people all too oftendon't perform what they say.
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  • And hence,in order to be taken seriously,
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  • "I swear to God,I swear this and swear that."
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  • If someone's at a place
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  • where they needto embellish their word
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  • with all of this extra energy,something's wrong.
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  • That person in their own mind,
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  • they realize there's somethingof a character deficit.
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  • In order to be taken seriously,they've got to pump it up
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  • with swearing by thisand that and so forth and so on.
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  • It ought not to be that way.
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  • The Lord went on recordtelling his disciples,
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  • and me and youby association, then,
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  • that there has to be congruitybetween what we say
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  • and the way that we perform.
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  • Or to put itin modern vocabulary,
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  • a man's word should be his bond,so too with a woman.
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  • Be that kind of person, friend,that keeps your word.
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  • And by virtue of your so doing,
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  • the Lord will be pleasedbecause he said,
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  • "Don't swear either by heavenor by earth.
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  • Let your yes be yesand your no be no."
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  • Friends, let it be so.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • David: Much of this seriestakes place in Tiberius,
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  • which is the Sea of Galilee.
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  • And Kirsten and I would bothsay that in the whole world,
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  • this is one of the best placesthat we love to go,
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  • and we love to take you.
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  • I love what you say about--
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  • Kirsten: Well, we haveso many ministry friends
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  • that we all work within that Tiberius area.
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  • And now we say--whenwe get there, they say,
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  • "Welcome to Jesus'sneighborhood."
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  • And it's just homey, it's cozy.
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  • He lived there, he fished there,he had friends there.
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  • So much to do in that area,we'd love for you to go with us.
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  • Now, let's go back to theneighborhood with Dr. Seif.
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  • announcer: Foruntold generations,
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  • it had all seemed so natural,
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  • an eye for an eye,a tooth for a tooth.
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  • But now the Lord was sayingquite the opposite.
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  • "Go the second mile,regardless of the circumstance.
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  • Give to him who asked you,and then give him more."
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  • Jeffrey: The Latin expression"Lex Talionis"
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  • harks to a termfor the law of retaliation.
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  • You can't take that from people.
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  • Or there'sthe biblical expression,
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  • an eye for an eyeand a tooth for a tooth.
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  • We find it in the Old Testament,we find it in ancient law codes.
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  • And here Jesus beginsby harking to it,
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  • "You've heard that it was saidto the men of old,
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  • an eye for an eye.
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  • By golly, you can't let peoplepush you around,
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  • you've got to standyour ground."
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  • I grant that there's somethingto be said for that, of course.
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  • Similarly, once here in Israel,I learned an expression
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  • that I want to commend to youbecause I think it sums up
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  • what the Lord is talkingabout here as he goes on.
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  • I heard the expression here,
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  • "Blessed are the flexible,they will not be broken."
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  • Isn't it the God's honest truth
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  • that we've got to learnto bend a little bit?
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  • We can't just forever bestanding up for our rights
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  • and letting the world knowthat they've done us dirty.
  • 00:15:29.143 --> 00:15:32.747
  • I mean, there are enough peoplethat'll do you dirty in life
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  • that it's goingto make you bitter,
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  • not better if you always havethat attitude,
  • 00:15:36.684 --> 00:15:38.586
  • "By golly,I'm going to tell them."
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  • It seems to me--seemsnever mind me, what do I know?
  • 00:15:41.322 --> 00:15:43.992
  • It seems to the Lord we do well
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  • to be a little flexible,little gracious.
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  • Sometimes we have to bear upunder petty insults.
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  • You know, turn the other cheek,
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  • being wiling to hencego the extra mile.
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  • Which by the way,it's noted here in the passage
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  • if someone beckons youto go one mile, go two.
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  • It harksto an old Roman practice
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  • where the Roman militaryused to be able to just have
  • 00:16:05.680 --> 00:16:08.082
  • civilian folk carry baggagefor them for certain distance.
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  • And they might notwant to do it,
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  • but they're kind of forcedinto service.
  • 00:16:13.588 --> 00:16:16.557
  • Here people are beingforced into thing,
  • 00:16:16.591 --> 00:16:18.259
  • and Jesus is telling themdo a little bit
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  • of a--of an attitude check,but never mind being forced.
  • 00:16:20.762 --> 00:16:26.200
  • There's a Hebrew expression"mitzvah," means commandment,
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  • and it is appliedto being a blessing.
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  • The Lord would have his peopleto do mitzvah, to do blessings.
  • 00:16:34.075 --> 00:16:38.312
  • And hence,if you see someone in need,
  • 00:16:38.346 --> 00:16:41.482
  • instead of waiting to bebeckoned into the service,
  • 00:16:41.516 --> 00:16:44.519
  • why not of your own accordtake the initiative
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  • to roll up your sleevesand just go help?
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  • And if we're beckoned to gowhere we don't wish to go
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  • and we're unable to,
  • 00:16:55.463 --> 00:16:57.065
  • you know, remove ourselvesfrom that situation,
  • 00:16:57.098 --> 00:16:59.600
  • why not go with somethingof good attitude
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  • and be a witnessto the love of God?
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  • This is what the Lordis talking about here.
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  • He's talking to individualslike me
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  • and you, he's talking to them,
  • 00:17:10.078 --> 00:17:11.379
  • they didn't livein a perfect world.
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  • There were abusersin that world.
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  • There were mean people in thatworld, manipulators,
  • 00:17:15.483 --> 00:17:17.985
  • players in that world,and not everyone
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  • can just extricatethemselves from all that.
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  • Sometimes we've got to learnhow to function
  • 00:17:22.857 --> 00:17:25.526
  • in a lessthan perfect environment.
  • 00:17:25.560 --> 00:17:28.763
  • Rav Shaul, Rabbi Paul,in his own way said,
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  • "If we're only going to dealwith righteous men,
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  • we're going to have to leavethis world."
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  • His point was there's plentyof imperfect people around.
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  • And that's a challengefor us to be perfect.
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  • Doesn't mean thatour performance never wanes,
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  • but we want to be resolute inour decision to be loving
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  • and kind, difficultieswith others notwithstanding.
  • 00:17:51.519 --> 00:17:54.989
  • That's a lesson thatPaul taught, that Jesus taught.
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  • That's a lessonthat I want to commend to you,
  • 00:17:57.825 --> 00:17:59.494
  • mindful of their wordshere from the Sea of Galilee.
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  • Kirsten:We are imperfect people.
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  • We're not perfectlike the Savior was.
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  • But he's also giving ussome lessons today
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  • you've been referencing.And earlier, you referenced,
  • 00:18:13.174 --> 00:18:15.676
  • "Let your yes be a yesand a no be a no."
  • 00:18:15.710 --> 00:18:18.613
  • Like we just need to be lined upwith what we say.
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  • Our actions line upwith what we say, yes?
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  • Jeffrey: And there'sso many that
  • 00:18:24.318 --> 00:18:25.887
  • are disingenuous in this world,
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  • that they don't representthemselves truly.
  • 00:18:27.388 --> 00:18:31.859
  • People say things,they don't mean it, you know?
  • 00:18:31.893 --> 00:18:34.729
  • There's--sometimes, I wonderwhy people at weddings say,
  • 00:18:34.762 --> 00:18:37.331
  • "Till death do we part."
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  • I don't know if everybodyeven means all that.
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  • It's just tragic.
  • 00:18:41.235 --> 00:18:42.803
  • David: When you say that,
  • 00:18:42.837 --> 00:18:44.205
  • do you mean Christiansor non-Christians?
  • 00:18:44.238 --> 00:18:45.640
  • Jeffrey: People in general.
  • 00:18:45.673 --> 00:18:47.074
  • Well, Christian peopleare shackled with a base nature.
  • 00:18:47.108 --> 00:18:51.279
  • So, we're nota different species,
  • 00:18:51.312 --> 00:18:53.681
  • we just havea different worldview.
  • 00:18:53.714 --> 00:18:55.616
  • And we have--hopefully we do,and hopefully we have--
  • 00:18:55.650 --> 00:18:58.819
  • we are Christians by virtueof our being born again as such.
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  • David: Believers, yes.
  • 00:19:01.289 --> 00:19:02.857
  • Jeffrey: And then we stillhave to be faithful
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  • to the biblical testimony.
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  • A lot of people that say they'reChristians are not Christ-like.
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  • This Sermon on the Mount stuffis Christ-like stuff.
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  • Kirsten: Please,forgive me if I'm wrong,
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  • but isn't some ofthe Old Testament eye for eye,
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  • tooth for tooth,
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  • it is kind of likein a loving way,
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  • yes, get back at someone.
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  • So, if someone has wronged you,you almost have the right
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  • to not--but there was a lotof that in the Old Testament.
  • 00:19:27.782 --> 00:19:31.219
  • Jesus was a little differentwith what he was saying here.
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  • Jeffrey: There's a maxim,measure for measure,
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  • or the law of retribution,you know, it's a boomerang,
  • 00:19:36.390 --> 00:19:39.827
  • whatever you throwis going to come back at you.
  • 00:19:39.860 --> 00:19:42.029
  • And people operate by that,but that's one of the things
  • 00:19:42.063 --> 00:19:45.366
  • that differentiates usfrom other people,
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  • that is that we'reless adversarial,
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  • we're givento being peacemakers.
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  • And of course,
  • 00:19:54.008 --> 00:19:55.243
  • this section of biblicalliterature opens up with,
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  • "Blessed are the peacemakers,"those that are inclined
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  • to not go to war,disinclined to be adversarial.
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  • And in order to havethat inclination,
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  • one has to have the capacityto bear insults and abuses,
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  • because surely they come.
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  • David: Jesus told usto turn the other cheek.
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  • And I wonder sometimesif that makes us look like
  • 00:20:18.032 --> 00:20:21.135
  • we're weak as believers.
  • 00:20:21.168 --> 00:20:23.204
  • Jeffrey: Well, it makes peoplelook weak, period.
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  • I know for me, I don't--Ihaven't mastered that one yet.
  • 00:20:25.106 --> 00:20:28.976
  • You know, I'm old police,you know, and the times,
  • 00:20:29.010 --> 00:20:32.580
  • it's hard for mejust to bear with.
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  • And you know,I've had to work on that.
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  • David: You have to listento that still,
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  • small voice that says,"Turn the other cheek."
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  • Kirsten: Right, and walk away.
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  • Jeffrey: Yeah, and I'minclined to see it
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  • as dealing with petty insultsrather than let the world
  • 00:20:44.959 --> 00:20:48.596
  • run over youlike a freight train.
  • 00:20:48.629 --> 00:20:51.732
  • And that's howI differentiate a little.
  • 00:20:51.766 --> 00:20:54.735
  • You know, I don't,contrary to some, on the basis
  • 00:20:54.769 --> 00:20:59.206
  • of turn the other cheek,be sheepish and docile,
  • 00:20:59.240 --> 00:21:03.544
  • that understanding prompts someto be--to prohibit going to war,
  • 00:21:03.577 --> 00:21:09.583
  • or to be a solider,to being a police officer.
  • 00:21:09.617 --> 00:21:13.220
  • You know, I havebiblical faith and virtue,
  • 00:21:13.254 --> 00:21:14.722
  • but I have a police career.
  • 00:21:14.755 --> 00:21:16.791
  • And some would think,"Well, no, you can't do both."
  • 00:21:16.824 --> 00:21:19.894
  • And I don't live with that.
  • 00:21:19.927 --> 00:21:21.162
  • I understand the Lord to saywe're to bear with
  • 00:21:21.195 --> 00:21:23.364
  • petty insults, not just to letthe world pillage and plunder.
  • 00:21:23.397 --> 00:21:26.701
  • Kirsten: I think a word youbrought up in today's teaching
  • 00:21:26.734 --> 00:21:29.103
  • was graciousness, give grace,so do you want to do that?
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  • You know, should I evendo that right now?
  • 00:21:34.241 --> 00:21:36.577
  • There's that tendency, but it'sgiving grace to that person.
  • 00:21:36.610 --> 00:21:39.714
  • It's not necessarily weakness.
  • 00:21:39.747 --> 00:21:41.182
  • The strength isin the holding back.
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  • Jeffrey: Yeah, I thinkit's a very good point.
  • 00:21:42.850 --> 00:21:44.352
  • You know, I'm out therein the streets and police,
  • 00:21:44.385 --> 00:21:46.087
  • you know,it's my first order of business
  • 00:21:46.120 --> 00:21:48.289
  • is to be graciousand kindly disposed.
  • 00:21:48.322 --> 00:21:50.057
  • If someone's going to take itto another level,
  • 00:21:50.091 --> 00:21:51.592
  • then a cop's got to dowhat a cop's got to do.
  • 00:21:51.625 --> 00:21:53.828
  • But our inclinationshould be to be gracious
  • 00:21:53.861 --> 00:21:56.297
  • and kindly disposedto be sure, good point.
  • 00:21:56.330 --> 00:21:57.965
  • David: And I thinkwhen we take that action,
  • 00:21:57.998 --> 00:21:59.533
  • that's whenwe're blessed through Yeshua.
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  • Sarah Liberman:Shalom haverim.
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  • One of the wordswe use in Israel every day
  • 00:23:10.971 --> 00:23:13.507
  • is the word "toda."
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  • It means thank you.
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  • So, as somebodygives you something
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  • or as you request something,
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  • you can say the word "toda,"thank you.
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  • Now, if somebody gives yousomething really special,
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  • like a beautiful giftthat means a lot to you,
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  • you can add the word "raba,"which means great.
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  • So, great thanks, toda raba.
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  • So, next time somebodygives you something
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  • or you ask for somethingand you receive it,
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  • you can say, "Toda,"or, "Toda raba."
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  • David: When we go to Israel,we love to do a little Hebrew
  • 00:23:45.539 --> 00:23:48.576
  • to the local folks.
  • 00:23:48.609 --> 00:23:50.511
  • They kind of likewhen they know we're Americans,
  • 00:23:50.544 --> 00:23:53.247
  • but they love to hear kind ofwhat Sarah taught today.
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  • Kirsten: Toda raba,thank you very much.
  • 00:23:55.683 --> 00:23:58.586
  • And wherever we go, we alwayslike to say, right, thank you.
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  • Just learn thank you,and we deal with a lot of Arabic
  • 00:24:01.922 --> 00:24:05.226
  • people over in Israel,in our hotels,
  • 00:24:05.259 --> 00:24:07.628
  • and shukran is a nice wayto say thank you in Arabic.
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  • Look at us, multilingual.
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  • Jeffrey: It's nice to begracious in any language,
  • 00:24:12.867 --> 00:24:15.069
  • and that's what the Lord'stalking about in all this.
  • 00:24:15.102 --> 00:24:17.404
  • And graciousness is in such highdemand and such short supply.
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  • Kirsten: But it's a good word.
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  • And I know I did this earlierin the program,
  • 00:24:24.178 --> 00:24:28.082
  • but sometimes we wantto fight back.
  • 00:24:28.115 --> 00:24:30.184
  • And you--I love what you said,the blessing comes
  • 00:24:30.217 --> 00:24:32.720
  • when we hold backand we give more grace.
  • 00:24:32.753 --> 00:24:34.622
  • I mean,that's what the Lord did.
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  • Jeffrey: Yes,and let me just say
  • 00:24:35.990 --> 00:24:37.258
  • before we get out of this,thank you for your grace
  • 00:24:37.291 --> 00:24:39.426
  • toward usfor keeping us on the air.
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  • We mean that sincerely,thank you, thank you, thank you.
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  • I'm not asking right now,I'm just saying thank you
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  • for the giving and your careto help us to share.
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  • David: Thank youfor your teaching today,
  • 00:24:49.570 --> 00:24:51.138
  • there's much more to come.
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  • We leave you today with a songfrom our founder, Zola Levitt.
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  • Jeffrey:And a word from Scripture,
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  • sha'alu shalom Yerushalayim.
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  • Kirsten: Pray for the peaceof Jerusalem.
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  • ♪ In that day ♪
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  • ♪ I'll raise my mighty armagainst the foe ♪
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  • ♪ I'll curse himwho cursed me ♪
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  • ♪ and bless himwho blesses thee ♪
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  • ♪ Israel have I chosen ♪
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  • ♪ Jacob have I loved ♪
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  • ♪ I led them throughthe wilderness ♪
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  • ♪ gave them my law ♪
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