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December 31, 2020
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Bible teaching with an emphasis on Israel, prophecy and the Jewish roots of Christianity.

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  • ♪♪♪
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  • male announcer: Welcometo "Our Jewish Roots,"
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  • with insightful Bible teachingfrom Israel by Dr. Jeffrey Seif.
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  • This week, we examine theprincipal teachings of Jesus
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  • on our new series, "Sar Shalom:Prince of Peace."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • David: We're so gladyou've joined us today.
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  • I am David Hart.
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  • Kirsten Hart: I'm Kirsten Hart.
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  • Jeffrey Seif: Jeffrey Seif here,and thrilled, thrilled to talk
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  • to you about "Sar Shalom,"Hebrew Prince of Peace.
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  • Peace is in very high demandbut very short supply
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  • these days, yes?
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  • David: I knew the Hebrew wordfor peace but I did not know
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  • the Hebrew word for prince.
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  • We now know "sar" is prince.
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  • Jeffrey: People know the wordfor peace, they just don't know
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  • peace, and it's importantto know peace.
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  • And to know in Hebrew, here'sanother one, "yada," "I know,"
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  • from the Hebrew word"yad" which means hand.
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  • Peace needs to be experienced,not just defined.
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  • And the Lord came into theworld to give us peace, yes?
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  • David: I don't think it's acoincidence that this series is
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  • happening with a lot of unrest,unpeace, I guess you could say,
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  • but it's gonna bea great series.
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  • Jeffrey: Yes, the lack thereofis ubiquitous in the world,
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  • it's everywhere, but the story'stimeless, it really is,
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  • and very necessary for today.
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  • David: Yes, right now let's goup to the Galilee as we begin
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  • "Sar Shalom."
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  • narrator: "And Jesus went aboutall Galilee teaching in their
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  • synagogues and preachingthe gospel of the kingdom.
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  • Seeing the multitudes, he wentup into a mountain and his
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  • disciples came unto himand he taught them, saying,
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  • [speaking in Hebrew].
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  • Jeffrey: His name is Yeshua.
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  • It's a Hebrew name that comesfrom a Hebrew verb meaning to
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  • save, to deliver, or to redeem.
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  • And if there ever was a personwho lived up to their name,
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  • this was that person.
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  • Word of his doing just that,helping, healing, making whole,
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  • delivering, word of all thatwent out in advance of him,
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  • with the net result thatthousands thronged to him.
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  • Matthew tells us in chapter 4,verses 23 through 5,
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  • that they came.
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  • People heard that he healedand they were despairing.
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  • They were vexed, perplexed, theyneeded some help and they heard
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  • that he delivered,and he did deliver.
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  • Not just words, but deeds, butbecause he was kindly disposed
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  • toward them, because theybenefited by virtue of their
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  • brief association with them,they were a mind to come
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  • to this place and hearwhat he had to say.
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  • And what is this place?
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  • Well, there's the Galilee onone side, the mount where the
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  • so-called Sermon of the Mountwas transacted on the other.
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  • Personally, the term, "Sermonon the Mount" doesn't abide with
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  • me, in part because it justsounds so boring, like, "Sermon
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  • on the Mount" as if Jesusis there, lecturing people.
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  • Actually, I prefer"Torah from the Top."
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  • And the word "Torah" is aHebrew word for teaching.
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  • There, Yeshua went up to themountain and he opened his mouth
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  • and I think we'd do well tobegin to consider exactly
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  • what he had to say.
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  • Let me ask you a question.
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  • Inasmuch as Yeshua, Jesus,opened up his mouth to speak to
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  • them, can you be at a place inyour life, yes, your very, very,
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  • very busy life, where you canopen up your heart to listen,
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  • to listen deeply, not to me, butto what the Lord might be saying
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  • to you as you examine with methe essence and the substance
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  • of what it means to beauthentically Christian
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  • or Christ-like in this world?
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  • The reason why I say that isbecause churches can and do,
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  • and understandably so, developvarious creeds but here we hear
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  • from the boss himself aboutwhat it means to be Christian.
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  • I've often said that if you wereon an ocean liner and you just
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  • opened up the Bible and cut outMatthew chapter 5, 6, and 7,
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  • stuffed it in a bottle, puta cork on it and threw it
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  • overboard, and if someone onsome desert island somewhere who
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  • was marooned on a beach saw thisbottle sweep onto the shore and
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  • opened it up, and if they readit, if they knew nothing about
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  • Jesus beforehand, just byreading this so-called Sermon
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  • on the Mount and coming to termswith it, they could understand
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  • what it means to be essentiallya follower of Jesus.
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  • It's an important story, thisso-called Sermon on the Mount.
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  • I'm glad that you've opted to goon the journey with me, if for
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  • about a half-hour, to beginto explore what Jesus said.
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  • I honestly believe that you'llbe better by virtue of so doing
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  • and I wanna thank you for takingthe time and investing the
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  • energies to wanna sit down andhear what Jesus has to say as
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  • I speak to you from this place,the place of the once-great
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  • Sermon on the Mount.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • narrator: "Blessed are the poorin spirit, blessed are the meek,
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  • the merciful,the pure in heart."
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  • On a bleak winter's day ahelpless man sits at the city
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  • gate, shivering inthe bitter cold.
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  • One by one, they pass him, thiswretched soul, this outcast.
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  • And then, from the shadows,steps one whose heart is pure
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  • and whose cloak is warm.
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  • "Rejoice and be glad for greatis your reward in heaven."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jeffrey: What did the Lord saywhen he opened up the Sermon
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  • on the Mount?
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  • He goes on record with, and Iquote, "Blessed are the poor
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  • in spirit, blessed are those whomourn, blessed are the meek."
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  • I've asked myself on more thanone occasion, "Pray tell,
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  • what's the blessing inbeing all miserable?"
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  • Well, first of all, by wayof response, there's not
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  • a whole lot of blessingin being miserable.
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  • The point here is that what wecan be blessed about is the fact
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  • that the poor are going to berewarded, the meek are going
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  • to inherit.
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  • The point is we can be blessedbecause there's a blessing
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  • that's coming because if we comeGod's way, he comes our way.
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  • He delivers us, he helps us.
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  • He lifts people upout of dire straits.
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  • And it's for that reasonthat we can be blessed.
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  • That's Jesus' point, if Iunderstand him correctly.
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  • I think the word "blessed" bythe way, can somewhat obscure
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  • the point.
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  • The reason why I say that isthe "blessed" expression in the
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  • English Bible comes by way ofthe Greek "makarios," which
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  • itself is better rendered fromthe Hebrew "ashreí" which means
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  • not blessed in somereligious sense,
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  • but it's the word "happy."
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  • Happy are the poor, happyare the disenfranchised.
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  • Not because there's greathappiness in being poor and
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  • disenfranchised, but when we'reborn anew we're born of the Son,
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  • we become a King's relativeand there are blessings.
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  • He's not gonna leave us justwrapped around the axle.
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  • That's his point.
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  • And, by the way, the point thatJesus makes in the opening here
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  • in the Sermon on the Mount isvery much akin to a point he
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  • makes in Psalm chapter 1 whichI'm gonna show you right now.
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  • Jeffrey: "Blessed is the man,"says the Psalmist, "who walks
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  • not in the counsel of theungodly, nor who stands
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  • in the seat of the scornful;but his delight is
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  • in the law of the Lord."
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  • You might haveheard that before.
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  • In the Hebrew it begins likethe Sermon on the Mount, "ashreí
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  • ha-ish," "happy is the man" whowalks with the Lord, who doesn't
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  • associate with the unscrupulous.
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  • And why can thisperson be happy?
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  • Oh, hear this.
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  • It is such a good word,especially for today.
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  • The Psalmist says this person islike "a tree planted by rivers
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  • of water, that bringsforth fruit in its season."
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  • He describes his well, that ittakes roots deep
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  • under the ground.
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  • Above ground, there can be, youknow, lack of rain, there can be
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  • scorching heat, there can bedifficulty but this man, whose
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  • delight is in the Lord andhis ways and his people, he is
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  • connected to a source that giveshim nourishment, even if it's
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  • not available in thegeneral environment.
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  • The reason why I say that andthe reason why I think the Lord
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  • said this is because peoplecan find themselves bested
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  • by circumstances.
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  • This surely was the case inJesus' day and today as well.
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  • Goodness, we inhabit a worldthat's wracked by all kinds
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  • of problems.
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  • That's the bad news.
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  • But this is the good news,and the good news according
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  • to Yeshua, Jesus, here on theSermon on the Mount is that
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  • God's got a good plan for you.
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  • That's the word of the Psalms aswell that if we walk with God,
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  • if we take him seriously, thensimilarly, he is going to walk
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  • with us and provide for us,difficulties in
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  • life notwithstanding.
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  • This is, in effect,the good news.
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  • And by the way, the term "goodnews" in Hebrew, "bsowrah,"
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  • sounds like a religiousterm, the good news.
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  • Bsowrah comes from the Hebrew"basar" which means flesh.
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  • That is to say, substance.
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  • It's not just flowery rhetoric.
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  • In the real world, accordingto the text, is a real God
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  • and he's really interestedin taking care of you.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Do you agree with that?
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  • Kirsten: It is, the history ofit, the story of Jesus himself
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  • walking around the Sea ofGalilee, and it's just
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  • spectacularly gorgeous and weget to go two times a year.
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  • I tell you, Israel is open.
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  • David: And swim, we loveto swim in the Sea of Galilee.
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  • Kirsten: We do, we get to swimin the Sea of Galilee,
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  • the Dead Sea.
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  • It--there's great swimming.
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  • You get to experiencethe Holy Land, the food.
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  • There's so much,we could go on and on.
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  • David: Join us.
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  • Kirsten: Now let's go back upto the Galilee for more
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  • of today's teaching.
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  • Jesus: [speakingin Hebrew]
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  • You are the light of the world.
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  • A lamp is not lit to be placedunder a basket, but on
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  • a lampstand.
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  • And it gives light toall who are in the house.
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  • Let your light so shine beforemen that they may see
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  • your good works and glorifyyour Father in heaven.
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  • Jeffrey: At the base of theMount of Olives, there's
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  • a garden called Gat Shemanimin Hebrew, Gethsemane.
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  • You might recall Yeshua, Jesus,went there to pray and he sweat
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  • blood that last night,that fateful night.
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  • It's interesting, it seems to methat Shemen or oil is produced
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  • by getting the olives togetherand putting them under pressure.
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  • And this oil is extracted that'sthen used to make ohr
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  • or in Hebrew, ohr is light.
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  • Light factors in various waysin the New Testament story.
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  • There were maidens thatcarry the light to pierce
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  • the darkness.
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  • In the passage that I wannaconsider with you
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  • in this segment, Jesus says tohis talmidim, to his disciples,
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  • quote, "You are the lightof the world."
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  • He doesn't just say that.
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  • He says, "Similarly," in Matthewchapter 5, "that you are melach
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  • haaretz," you are thesalt of the earth.
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  • What does the Lord meanwhen he tells the disciples
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  • that they're light,that they're salt?
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  • It's a reasonable question.
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  • That this comes on the heelsof Jesus talking about, "You're
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  • gonna experience persecution,reviling, difficulties,
  • 00:16:14.423 --> 00:16:17.259
  • so forth, and so on."
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  • It's not a very good storybut to follow up and say,
  • 00:16:19.862 --> 00:16:22.031
  • "Listen, you're the lightof the world."
  • 00:16:22.064 --> 00:16:25.467
  • It's an interestingjuxtaposition of themes,
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  • it seems to me.
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  • And what I gather from it isthat the suffering, the trials
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  • that we can experience, producesomething in us that enable
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  • others to see something in usand thus to then have hope
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  • and direction through us.
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  • Why do I say that?
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  • Well, I didn't say it.
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  • John Wesley in his own way says:"If you set yourself on fire,
  • 00:16:51.493 --> 00:16:55.164
  • other people will cometo see you burn."
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  • I'm not a Buddhist monk optingfor that kind of business
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  • but the point is that if you'rereally going through the thick
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  • of it and you keep your gameface on, your virtue up, your
  • 00:17:04.673 --> 00:17:08.710
  • faith, hope, your love, evenamidst the turbulence of trying
  • 00:17:08.744 --> 00:17:11.713
  • times, others are gonna come andtake a deep look at you and say,
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  • "What does that person have?
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  • There's some worth thatthat person possesses."
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  • The reason why I mention thatand this is lost to moderns when
  • 00:17:23.492 --> 00:17:26.128
  • Jesus tells his disciples, "Youwere the salt of the earth,"
  • 00:17:26.161 --> 00:17:30.666
  • he's talking about worth.
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  • The reason why I say that is theterm for salt is where you get
  • 00:17:33.135 --> 00:17:37.506
  • the term "salary" from,though that's lost to moderns.
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  • You ever hear the oldexpression, quote, "so and so is
  • 00:17:41.343 --> 00:17:44.179
  • worth their weight in salt"?
  • 00:17:44.213 --> 00:17:46.982
  • They used to divvy out paymentsto Roman soldiers in increments
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  • of salt.
  • 00:17:49.818 --> 00:17:52.354
  • Again, that doesn't make senseto moderns but look it up
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  • if you think I'm lying.
  • 00:17:54.957 --> 00:17:57.259
  • To say that you are the salt ofthe earth underscores that you
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  • have a particular kind of worth,even if you feel worthless.
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  • I mention that because you cango through all sorts of trials
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  • and you're just spentthrough it all.
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  • After describing that thedisciples are going to be spent
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  • accordingly for Jesus to followand say, "Hey, listen,
  • 00:18:14.209 --> 00:18:17.479
  • you're the salt of the earth,you're the thing that preserves
  • 00:18:17.513 --> 00:18:20.382
  • and gives value, you'rethe light of the world,
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  • that you give direction.
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  • Others see hope and theysee me through you."
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  • Friends, here from the Galilee,let me encourage you to walk
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  • with the Lord even throughdifficulties 'cause the Lord
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  • has a way of working throughit for his own good purposes,
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  • for his own good pleasure.
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  • David: Looked like such abeautiful day as Dr. Seif
  • 00:18:44.873 --> 00:18:46.642
  • was teaching on location andalso the gorgeous backdrop
  • 00:18:46.675 --> 00:18:51.246
  • was just incredible, we love it.
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  • Kirsten: Phenomenal place,but phenomenal teaching also.
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  • Jeffrey: Well, you'rekind to say it.
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  • Phenomenal book.
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  • You know, how do youmess this stuff up?
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  • I mean, to be in Israel,to have an open Bible.
  • 00:19:01.657 --> 00:19:03.792
  • If you mess that up, you oughtto be sued for malpractice.
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  • It's easy and it'sbeautiful, like you said.
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  • Kirsten: Something that youbrought up and I love this.
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  • You were saying that ifbelievers who read this don't
  • 00:19:11.266 --> 00:19:15.103
  • understand the Jewishness ofwhat Jesus is talking about, we
  • 00:19:15.137 --> 00:19:20.375
  • really don't get it.
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  • Jeffrey: I liken it to this.
  • 00:19:22.311 --> 00:19:24.146
  • You can, you know, there's blackand white TV and there's color.
  • 00:19:24.179 --> 00:19:26.515
  • And people can understand theSermon on the Mount just 'cause
  • 00:19:26.548 --> 00:19:29.251
  • the Holy Spirit, of course,just opens it up, but there's
  • 00:19:29.284 --> 00:19:32.221
  • something about looking atit in its Jewish context,
  • 00:19:32.254 --> 00:19:35.457
  • understanding the idiom of therecovery of our Jewish roots,
  • 00:19:35.490 --> 00:19:39.661
  • I believe, I don't wanna soundself-serving in saying that,
  • 00:19:39.695 --> 00:19:42.998
  • I just believe there's somethingabout that and it's value added.
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  • David: I know you've been theremany times where you taught.
  • 00:19:47.703 --> 00:19:50.439
  • I mean, it's where Jesus taught.
  • 00:19:50.472 --> 00:19:53.008
  • There's got to be something inyou that just moves you
  • 00:19:53.041 --> 00:19:56.645
  • every time you're there.
  • 00:19:56.678 --> 00:19:58.747
  • Jeffrey: Yeah, I mean whatreally moved me to go
  • 00:19:58.780 --> 00:20:00.849
  • into the ministry was I had theopportunity to teach Sunday
  • 00:20:00.882 --> 00:20:02.951
  • School and I learned there wasjust something about opening up
  • 00:20:02.985 --> 00:20:05.420
  • the Bible that just reallyresonated and so I decided
  • 00:20:05.454 --> 00:20:09.625
  • to follow the dream, to followthe star, if you will.
  • 00:20:09.658 --> 00:20:12.828
  • And having the opportunity togo to Israel, I went there first
  • 00:20:12.861 --> 00:20:16.398
  • with Zola Levitt, the founderof this ministry,
  • 00:20:16.431 --> 00:20:19.067
  • the late Zola Levitt,some 50 times since.
  • 00:20:19.101 --> 00:20:22.371
  • And it's always just--it'sa thrill, it really is.
  • 00:20:22.404 --> 00:20:26.441
  • Kirsten: So talkabout the Beatitudes.
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  • To me, it's like foundational,not really a learning but really
  • 00:20:28.610 --> 00:20:33.081
  • how to live from the base up,foundation up, what it's like to
  • 00:20:33.115 --> 00:20:36.485
  • live a Christian life and alife that follows Messiah.
  • 00:20:36.518 --> 00:20:42.057
  • Jeffrey: I mean, you're onto it,man, because that's why I wanted
  • 00:20:42.090 --> 00:20:44.393
  • to teach it in the first place.
  • 00:20:44.426 --> 00:20:46.862
  • It just gets to the 101.
  • 00:20:46.895 --> 00:20:49.231
  • I mean, there's a lotof failure in life.
  • 00:20:49.264 --> 00:20:51.900
  • If success in life was easy,everybody would have it.
  • 00:20:51.933 --> 00:20:53.969
  • A lot of people don't.
  • 00:20:54.002 --> 00:20:55.771
  • There's a lot of roadkill on thehighway of life and for those
  • 00:20:55.804 --> 00:20:57.739
  • that want to open up the Bibleand come to terms with Yeshua,
  • 00:20:57.773 --> 00:20:59.941
  • with Jesus, the essence andsubstance of what it means to
  • 00:20:59.975 --> 00:21:03.211
  • walk with him and be blessed byhim, this is the go-to place.
  • 00:21:03.245 --> 00:21:07.115
  • If it's all you ever read in theBible, 5, 6, and 7 of Matthew,
  • 00:21:07.149 --> 00:21:11.620
  • you ought to be able to get it.
  • 00:21:11.653 --> 00:21:13.155
  • David: You saidthe word "blessed."
  • 00:21:13.188 --> 00:21:14.856
  • Every phrase starts withthe word "blessed,"
  • 00:21:14.890 --> 00:21:18.126
  • "blessed are ye who," yeah.
  • 00:21:18.160 --> 00:21:19.995
  • Jeffrey: Yes, indeed.
  • 00:21:20.028 --> 00:21:21.396
  • That's where the word"beatitude" comes from.
  • 00:21:21.430 --> 00:21:22.931
  • You know, there's a, you know,it's like there's
  • 00:21:22.964 --> 00:21:24.466
  • a Ten Commandments,there's about as many there
  • 00:21:24.499 --> 00:21:25.867
  • at the beginning and--
  • 00:21:25.901 --> 00:21:27.402
  • Kirsten: Oh, that's interesting,that's good.
  • 00:21:27.436 --> 00:21:28.737
  • Jeffrey: Yeah, these aren'tjust suggestions, you know?
  • 00:21:28.770 --> 00:21:30.305
  • They're commandments.
  • 00:21:30.339 --> 00:21:31.640
  • It just gets--don'tdo it for his sake.
  • 00:21:31.673 --> 00:21:33.208
  • I mean, if you follow Jesus,follow Yeshua,
  • 00:21:33.241 --> 00:21:34.543
  • don't do it for his sake,do it for your own.
  • 00:21:34.576 --> 00:21:37.045
  • He doesn't need the help; we do.
  • 00:21:37.079 --> 00:21:38.413
  • Kirsten: So much more of thiswhole series is I'm just looking
  • 00:21:38.447 --> 00:21:39.948
  • forward to all of it and yourteaching and your insight.
  • 00:21:39.981 --> 00:21:42.517
  • Thank you so much, we have moreto come, we'll be right back.
  • 00:21:42.551 --> 00:21:46.254
  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Sarah Liberman: Shalom Haverim.
  • 00:22:54.189 --> 00:22:56.091
  • One of the more common wordsyou're gonna hear in Israel and
  • 00:22:56.124 --> 00:22:58.326
  • use in Hebrew is the word"beseder" which means okay.
  • 00:22:58.360 --> 00:23:03.432
  • So if somebody asksyou, "How are you?"
  • 00:23:03.465 --> 00:23:05.333
  • you can say, "Beseder."
  • 00:23:05.367 --> 00:23:07.302
  • Now, the funny thing is thatit actually means "in order."
  • 00:23:07.335 --> 00:23:10.906
  • So when you say, "I'm okay,"what you're actually saying is,
  • 00:23:10.939 --> 00:23:13.942
  • "I'm in order."
  • 00:23:13.975 --> 00:23:15.911
  • Now you can also use it asa question: "Are you okay?"
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  • So if you're gonna ask a guy,you would say, "Ata beseder?"
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  • and if you ask a girl, youwould say, "At beseder?"
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  • So check around, look around,make sure everything is in order
  • 00:23:27.956 --> 00:23:31.827
  • and you can say, "Ani beseder."
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  • Kirsten: Thank you, SarahLiberman, toda raba, and you
  • 00:23:36.865 --> 00:23:39.801
  • would say, "bevakashah."
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  • From Israel, Sarah writes ourPersonal Letter which is one
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  • of our two monthly publicationsthat goes out to all our viewers
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  • and our readers so sign upon levitt.com
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  • You will get to hear from Sarahevery month and she's our boots
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  • on the ground in Israel witha good word that we send out.
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  • Jeffrey: A greatHebrew teacher too.
  • 00:24:00.021 --> 00:24:01.323
  • Kirsten: She is.
  • 00:24:01.356 --> 00:24:02.657
  • Jeffrey: You know, she's a momthat just got into--
  • 00:24:02.691 --> 00:24:04.860
  • God just raises people up.
  • 00:24:04.893 --> 00:24:06.728
  • Bunch of kids but she had musicin her heart as well as Mom
  • 00:24:06.761 --> 00:24:08.630
  • on her heart and she'sall over the world now.
  • 00:24:08.663 --> 00:24:11.066
  • Kirsten: She's anotherone of those Galileans.
  • 00:24:11.099 --> 00:24:13.034
  • God's doing stuffwith those Galileans.
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  • Jeffrey: We're glad to have her.
  • 00:24:14.836 --> 00:24:16.338
  • David: They're on fire.
  • 00:24:16.371 --> 00:24:17.672
  • Kirsten: And you're upin the Galilee teaching.
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  • Thank you so muchfor all of that.
  • 00:24:19.241 --> 00:24:20.609
  • Jeffrey: Thanks for bringing meand us there.
  • 00:24:20.642 --> 00:24:22.577
  • It's a we thing, not a me thing.
  • 00:24:22.611 --> 00:24:24.346
  • I'm glad to participate 'causeof you and 'cause of you.
  • 00:24:24.379 --> 00:24:26.848
  • David: I think we're back atthe Mount of Beatitudes
  • 00:24:26.882 --> 00:24:30.185
  • next week, right?
  • 00:24:30.218 --> 00:24:31.853
  • Jeffrey: We're gonna hear fromthe King, speaking of which,
  • 00:24:31.887 --> 00:24:33.522
  • maybe I should have worn purple.
  • 00:24:33.555 --> 00:24:35.423
  • That's the color of kings.
  • 00:24:35.457 --> 00:24:36.992
  • Kirsten: Our royalcolors, thank you.
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  • Jeffrey: I didn't get the memo,but someone
  • 00:24:38.527 --> 00:24:40.161
  • was paying attention.
  • 00:24:40.195 --> 00:24:41.496
  • Kirsten: Ah, you look good.
  • 00:24:41.530 --> 00:24:42.831
  • Your blue shirt on the Seaof Galilee was amazing.
  • 00:24:42.864 --> 00:24:44.165
  • Jeffrey: Yeah, yeah, but we'redoing the King of kings and
  • 00:24:44.199 --> 00:24:45.700
  • you dressed for the occasion.
  • 00:24:45.734 --> 00:24:47.168
  • I'm just sloppy old me.
  • 00:24:47.202 --> 00:24:48.737
  • Kirsten: We do.
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  • Tell your friends to watch ourprogram, "Our Jewish Roots."
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  • "Sar Shalom: Prince of Peace,"will continue.
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  • We have more in our seriescoming up next week, join us.
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  • Jeffrey: Until then, "Shaalushalom Yerushalayim."
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  • Kirsten: Pray for the peaceof Jerusalem.
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