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Baseline Swag Part 2

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November 13, 2017
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • - Hello and welcome to Church by the Glades.
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  • For the next few moments,
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  • we're going to hear from Pastor David Hughes
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  • as he shares about how to live life to the fullest.
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  • It's going to be a ton of fun,
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  • and you're going to be encouraged,
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  • so stick around.
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  • - At Church by the Glades we like to say
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  • no perfect people allowed,
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  • which means that no matter where you are in life,
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  • you'll be welcomed when you visit.
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  • So just in case you haven't checked us out yet,
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  • here is a sneak peek of some of what you can expect
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  • at Church by the Glades.
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  • We will not be moved
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  • When the earth gives way
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  • For the risen One has overcome
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  • And for every fear
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  • There's an empty grave
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  • For the risen One has overcome
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  • Oh
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  • - Come on church, you sing.
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  • He shall reign forever
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  • Strongholds now surrender
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  • For the Lord our God has overcome
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  • Who can be against us
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  • Jesus our defender
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  • He is Lord and He has overcome
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  • He shall reign forever
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  • Strongholds now surrender
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  • For the Lord our God has overcome
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  • Who can be against us
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  • Jesus our defender
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  • He is Lord and He has overcome
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  • We will not be moved
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  • When the earth gives way
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  • For the risen One has overcome
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  • And for every fear
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  • There's an empty grave
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  • For the risen One has overcome
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  • We will not be moved
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  • When the earth gives way
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  • For the risen One has overcome
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  • And for every fear
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  • There's an empty grave
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  • For the risen One has overcome
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  • Oh
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  • For the risen One has overcome
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  • - All right guys, it's time to go ahead
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  • and get into today's teaching.
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  • So if you've got a Bible nearby,
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  • go ahead and grab it
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  • or pull it up on your phone or your tablet.
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  • You might also want to take some notes.
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  • We really believe that the next few moments
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  • could make a big impact in your life.
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  • Let's watch together.
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  • - Give me a three:
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  • - [Audience] Three.
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  • - God provided a solution, third point's huge.
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  • The solution's name: Jesus.
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  • God's Son, come on, there you go,
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  • sent Jesus as His son, and a sufficient savior,
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  • Jesus died on the cross, why?
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  • I love Romans 5:8, man press it on this remarkable verse,
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  • Romans 5:8 says that God demonstrates His great love
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  • for us in this, while we were still sinners,
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  • Christ died for us.
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  • If you're new to this church,
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  • I almost never, I'm very reticent
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  • to bust out theological jargon.
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  • I don't know why colleagues do it,
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  • I'm not trying to be harsh on my colleagues
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  • who preach the word of God,
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  • but some used to let these lofty terms and I think sometimes
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  • that's not helpful, I think it's confusing so I almost
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  • never use theological jargon that's not in the Bible
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  • but I want to this one time.
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  • This verse describes something that theologues call
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  • the doctrine of substitutionary atonement.
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  • I guess why I'm using that, you know what that means.
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  • Substitutionary atonement.
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  • What's the substitute do?
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  • A substitute does something for us that we cannot
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  • or don't want to do for ourselves.
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  • Jesus died on the cross.
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  • Did he deserve to die?
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  • No, perfect and sinless but he died as our substitute,
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  • the wage of our sin is death.
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  • He paid that price for us.
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  • So Jesus died as our substitute.
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  • Man, that's great, that's great!
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  • So am I good with God?
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  • Well, one, two, three, four.
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  • One God loves us.
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  • Two, we have a problem called sin.
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  • Three, God's the solution called Jesus.
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  • Give me a four.
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  • - [Crowd] Four!
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  • - Four, your move.
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  • God won't force this relationship on you.
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  • You can't force a relationship.
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  • Relationships, by design, demand response and free will.
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  • So, God offers you a chance to say yes to Him,
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  • and the way you say yes to God, or yes to salvation,
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  • is something called to receive, to receive Christ.
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  • To receive Christ.
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  • When I say three, shout the word receive.
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  • Ready, one, two, three.
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  • - [Crowd] Receive!
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  • - It's the big idea, receive.
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  • If you receive Christ you will be saved.
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  • All right, John 1, we finally got around to you.
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  • We've been bouncing close by, let me take you to John 1,
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  • something he says and the 12th verse that is remarkable.
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  • John begins this narrative but the life of Jesus,
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  • the famed gospel John by saying this about relationship
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  • with Jesus, or receiving Jesus.
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  • It's on the screen right now.
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  • Look how awesome this is.
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  • But as many as --
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  • - [Crowd] received!
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  • - Come on, but as many as
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  • - [Crowd] Received!
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  • - Received Jesus, received him, look at this.
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  • To them He gave the right to become the children of God.
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  • Before I conclude this verse, let's just stop right there.
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  • This idea, if you receive Jesus,
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  • it doesn't say if you receive Jesus
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  • you receive Heaven, though you do.
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  • It doesn't say if you receive Jesus,
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  • you're forgiven, though you are.
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  • It says if you receive Jesus, you become God's son.
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  • You become God's daughter.
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  • There's so much confidence in that.
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  • And how it works in life, it's not really fair,
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  • maybe you don't dig this but certain kids have certain
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  • privileges and certain environments,
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  • not because of their own ability or their own aptitudes
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  • but because of who their daddy is.
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  • Ever notice that?
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  • Some kids get certain privileges, some kids have all kinds
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  • of confidence in certain environments,
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  • not because of who they are, who their daddy is.
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  • You look confused?
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  • All right, I'll go first.
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  • The Hughes kids, my three kids, and my fake kid Serena,
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  • they kind of run around Church by the Glades
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  • with all kinds of confidence.
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  • I want them to be polite and honorable and respectful,
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  • but my kids are confident here.
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  • My kids have access.
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  • They have access backstage, they have access to the green
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  • room, they have access, of course, to my office.
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  • Now does that seem fair?
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  • Do all the kids that same kind of access?
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  • No, but too bad.
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  • Their daddy is the preacher,
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  • and I want my kids to enjoy ministry.
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  • We spent a lot of time in Church by the Glades
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  • so I want my kids, and the staff kids,
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  • to all be polite kids.
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  • But I want church to be fun.
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  • So yeah, those kids swing from the rafters
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  • from time to time, but their daddy is the preacher.
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  • I went to a major league baseball game a few years ago
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  • and I remember before the game watching batting practice
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  • and I'm seeing this little girl, she's nine.
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  • She's running around, she's cute as she can be,
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  • little tomboy, she's dressed up in a baseball uniform.
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  • She's running all over the place.
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  • I mean, she's going down the dugout,
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  • she's going into the clubhouse.
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  • I'm like, wow!
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  • What is this kid, does she have special
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  • abilities or aptitude?
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  • Is she like the best every junior baseball player?
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  • Is she a member of the team?
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  • Is she a small analyst for ESPN?
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  • I mean, why does this kid have this access
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  • all over this major league baseball stadium?
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  • I found out the answer.
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  • Her daddy was the manager of the team.
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  • This kid goes to places our kids don't go.
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  • She has confidence.
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  • She walked around like she owns the place, right?
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  • Our kids go on the tour of the White House.
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  • Our kids, my kids, your kids,
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  • better stay behind the velvet rope.
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  • But Barack Obama's two daughters,
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  • they go anywhere they want, don't they?
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  • They walk around like their dad's the president.
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  • They should, they can have a sleepover
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  • in the Oval Office if they want to.
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  • Your kid can't, my kid can't, their kid can.
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  • Well that doesn't seem fair.
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  • Too bad; their daddy is the president and it is what it is.
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  • Here's a question for you.
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  • Who's your daddy?
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  • If you think, oh that's not fair.
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  • I don't like this principal at all.
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  • Listen, Christian person!
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  • Your father is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
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  • Your daddy has dominion over all the universe.
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  • Your God is supreme and sovereign over all,
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  • and He calls you His child if you receive Jesus.
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  • You shall walk through this world like you own it
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  • because you will someday.
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  • You should walk through this world
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  • like my daddy's in charge of everything; he is.
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  • You should have incredible, not arrogance,
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  • but confidence, because of who Christ is in your life.
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  • Wow, your daddy, that's a big deal!
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  • It's gonna be, well, okay, David,
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  • man I want this thing.
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  • I want this receiving Christ thing, so how do I do it?
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  • How do I put the pieces together to receive Jesus?
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  • Man, I could take you to many places in the Bible.
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  • I can take you to Romans chapter 10,
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  • or back to John chapter 3,
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  • or how about Ephesians chapter 2?
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  • Ephesians chapter 2, man, it's good.
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  • It's very clear, it's very concise.
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  • Here's how someone appropriates salvation.
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  • Here's how someone receives Christ.
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  • It's on the screen at every campus.
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  • It says for by the grace you have been saved.
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  • Let me just stop right there.
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  • What's grace?
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  • Grace is God loving you, not because of who you are,
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  • but sometimes loving you in spite of who you are.
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  • Grace is favor or blessing we don't deserve.
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  • It's God not giving us what we merit.
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  • It's God giving us based on His goodness.
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  • For by grace, get ready, for by grace,
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  • you have been saved through faith.
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  • The only thing we bring to this salvation equation
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  • is our portion of faith.
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  • By grace you have been saved through faith
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  • and this not of yourselves, it is a gift of God.
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  • Not the result of any kind of works
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  • or religious ritual or good deeds.
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  • So, no one can come over here and be arrogant
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  • and say, I'm the man!
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  • Look, I'm so righteous and holy.
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  • I saved my, no, no, no!
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  • No, no, no!
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  • We are saved by grace and all we bring to the table
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  • is our portion of faith.
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  • And there's someone going, crap!
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  • Because I don't do faith very well.
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  • Maybe it's you.
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  • Maybe you're here coming, you've been with us a few weeks,
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  • few months, and you're like, man, I don't get it.
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  • You church people, you church people
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  • kind of flip the faith switch.
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  • That's so cool how you guys believe all this stuff
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  • and have faith in God, faith in the Bible,
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  • faith and these stories, and faith that God
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  • wants to be intimately involved in your everyday life.
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  • I just can't do faith.
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  • I'm not good at faith.
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  • Jose, I can't, I can't.
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  • I mean, I love how you do faith.
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  • I wish I could, but if it takes faith to be saved,
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  • I guess I'm out of luck because I've got, like, zero faith.
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  • And that is you.
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  • With great respect, we disagree.
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  • I think you probably have more faith than you know.
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  • In fact, I think you demonstrate faith
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  • every single day of your life.
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  • Maybe not spiritual faith or religious faith,
  • 00:12:21.010 --> 00:12:22.170
  • but you demonstrate faith.
  • 00:12:22.170 --> 00:12:23.180
  • What is faith?
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  • The Bible says faith is the assurance of things
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  • hoped for in confidence, in things that you can't see.
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  • You put into action, you're proactive,
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  • you show faith in things you can't see all the time.
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  • I can show you examples from just today.
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  • Just today, like this, how did you get to church?
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  • Anybody ride their bike?
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  • Anybody ride their bike?
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  • Ride the bike? Anybody walk?
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  • Anybody walk?
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  • We have some walkers, all the time.
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  • I haven't seen a walker.
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  • How did y'all get here?
  • 00:12:46.010 --> 00:12:46.290
  • Ride your camels? Donkeys?
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  • Biblical people, right?
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  • How about a car?
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  • Anybody take a car?
  • 00:12:50.140 --> 00:12:51.290
  • Oh, lots of car people here at Church by the Glades today.
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  • All right, as you got in that car,
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  • I would argue you demonstrated faith.
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  • What did you do?
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  • You took a fob and you press the little button on the fob,
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  • and the door unlocked and you open the door,
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  • and then you put the fob in some kind of proximity
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  • to a little start button, and then you put your foot
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  • on the brake and then you push the start button,
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  • and then you had faith.
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  • What would happen?
  • 00:13:11.230 --> 00:13:13.070
  • You had faith that if you push the start button,
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  • it would what?
  • 00:13:14.110 --> 00:13:15.200
  • It would start, and it happened.
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  • Now, if you're like me, you're totally unmechanical.
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  • You have no idea how it happened.
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  • Your faith was rewarded.
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  • Some of you, you have an older car.
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  • Some of us have older cars and you have this thing
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  • they used to call a key.
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  • You have a key and you open the door,
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  • and then you put the key actually in something,
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  • in the ignition, and then you've got to turn it,
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  • and you turn that key with faith
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  • that when you turn that key,
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  • the engine will turn over, and look at your car.
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  • Wow, that's a lot of faith because, whew,
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  • I'm not sure it's going to happen.
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  • But it did it; that was faith.
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  • You've made faith more complicated than it truly is.
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  • You demonstrated faith when you walked in this room.
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  • In fact, I've been watching every service,
  • 00:13:49.230 --> 00:13:51.160
  • because some of you guys, it's funny.
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  • You sit in the same place all the time.
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  • You sit in the same place all the time.
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  • I saw Jordan, Jordan, you sit right over there all the time.
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  • I love it.
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  • I know where Jordan, my man Jordan --
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  • it's kind of Jordan's spot right there.
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  • All right, some of you all sit
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  • in the same place all the time.
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  • I didn't see anybody come to that chair.
  • 00:14:05.230 --> 00:14:07.170
  • You sat in the same chair since 2003.
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  • I didn't see anyone come to the seat
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  • as they came into the church and find that seat
  • 00:14:13.230 --> 00:14:15.150
  • you typically sit in and do this number, like,
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  • I don't know.
  • 00:14:19.210 --> 00:14:20.230
  • It's held me up every week thus far but I don't know.
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  • I should check this out.
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  • I should really look at this.
  • 00:14:27.180 --> 00:14:29.030
  • I should study the engineering.
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  • I don't know?
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  • What do you think, Charlie?
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  • What do you think?
  • 00:14:32.190 --> 00:14:33.180
  • I don't know, I don't know.
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  • You know, I didn't see anybody do this number, like,
  • 00:14:35.000 --> 00:14:39.000
  • nobody, right?
  • 00:14:40.150 --> 00:14:42.110
  • Nobody did that.
  • 00:14:42.110 --> 00:14:43.150
  • What did you do?
  • 00:14:43.150 --> 00:14:44.200
  • You just found that typical chair.
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  • You found that chair and you came
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  • and you plopped your big fat
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  • faith,
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  • your big fat faith
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  • right in that seat.
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  • You don't think of that as faith?
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  • But you're trusting in something every time.
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  • You do it every day, every day.
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  • You went to bed last night and had faith that the same
  • 00:15:00.130 --> 00:15:02.280
  • spouse would wake up next to you in the morning.
  • 00:15:02.280 --> 00:15:05.080
  • And sure enough, preacher, she was there.
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  • Right on, I can't believe.
  • 00:15:06.190 --> 00:15:08.150
  • Faith, faith is problematic sometimes.
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  • You log on to WiFi, it's invisible, you can't see it
  • 00:15:10.200 --> 00:15:15.060
  • but you have faith when you log on to WiFi,
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  • it's going to connect you with information
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  • you didn't know before.
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  • Faith is the same thing.
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  • You've got more faith than you know.
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  • That's you.
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  • You probably have saving faith, sufficient faith,
  • 00:15:29.250 --> 00:15:33.250
  • faith received Jesus.
  • 00:15:34.270 --> 00:15:36.030
  • So what do you got to believe in?
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  • These things, you got to believe that God loves you,
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  • and you got to believe that Jesus died for you,
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  • and you've got to believe on the third day Jesus rose again.
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  • And somebody's going, okay, David, we track with you there.
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  • Number one, I got to believe that God loves me,
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  • I believe that there's a God.
  • 00:15:53.220 --> 00:15:56.010
  • Yeah, Jesus died, well that's part of the historical record,
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  • of course, he died.
  • 00:15:58.000 --> 00:15:59.230
  • Now the third one, that he rose again, that's kind of big.
  • 00:15:59.230 --> 00:16:04.000
  • Because you're thinking to yourself,
  • 00:16:06.050 --> 00:16:07.120
  • you've never seen that before, right?
  • 00:16:07.120 --> 00:16:08.100
  • You've never been to a funeral
  • 00:16:08.100 --> 00:16:09.150
  • where the guest of honor got better, right?
  • 00:16:09.150 --> 00:16:10.290
  • You've never seen someone beat death.
  • 00:16:10.290 --> 00:16:14.220
  • You've never seen somebody did, then undead, right?
  • 00:16:14.220 --> 00:16:17.220
  • But we believe that Jesus did exactly that.
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  • We believe that He was the Messiah, the Son of God
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  • and He promised and foretold they're going to take me,
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  • and arrest me, and crucify me,
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  • and I'll be dead as a stone.
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  • But on the third day, I'll be back.
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  • And we believe that happened.
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  • Yeah, you got to believe in the resurrection
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  • of Jesus Christ as an event in history.
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  • You got to have faith in that.
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  • And you go, see, I can't, that's where I can't do it.
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  • I can't pull the trigger on that kind
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  • of faith to believe that Jesus,
  • 00:16:41.150 --> 00:16:43.070
  • yes you can, yes you can.
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  • I wish I had time.
  • 00:16:45.260 --> 00:16:47.100
  • There's so much evidence for the history of the resurrection
  • 00:16:47.100 --> 00:16:50.260
  • of Jesus Christ, it's not a myth or religious fable,
  • 00:16:50.260 --> 00:16:53.220
  • that it really happened.
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  • That Jesus throat-punched death on the third day.
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  • It really went down and I wish I had time.
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  • I have devoted entire sermons and even series
  • 00:17:01.170 --> 00:17:03.260
  • to all the evidence.
  • 00:17:03.260 --> 00:17:05.030
  • It's overwhelming how many proofs
  • 00:17:05.030 --> 00:17:07.220
  • there are of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:17:07.220 --> 00:17:10.050
  • For the sake of time, let me take
  • 00:17:10.050 --> 00:17:11.140
  • two minutes and just show you one.
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  • One is this, it's the disciples.
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  • How do you explain, if they didn't see Jesus come back
  • 00:17:16.040 --> 00:17:18.290
  • from the dead, how do you explain the transition
  • 00:17:18.290 --> 00:17:21.210
  • of these disciples?
  • 00:17:21.210 --> 00:17:23.070
  • They changed; they changed from cowards to confident.
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  • Ever study the record about the disciples and the gospels?
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  • Thumb through Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
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  • What are they like?
  • 00:17:33.070 --> 00:17:34.060
  • They're bozos.
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  • In the gospels, man, they're a bunch of idiots.
  • 00:17:36.220 --> 00:17:38.280
  • They're self-consumed, they always say and do
  • 00:17:38.280 --> 00:17:42.010
  • the wrong thing, and when Jesus arrested
  • 00:17:42.010 --> 00:17:44.100
  • remember, right before he got arrested, they're all like,
  • 00:17:44.100 --> 00:17:45.280
  • we will die with you, Jesus.
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  • We will go to jail, we will never forsake you.
  • 00:17:48.080 --> 00:17:50.280
  • And the moment he gets arrested, they're all like afraid,
  • 00:17:50.280 --> 00:17:54.100
  • they run away, and they cower.
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  • And Jesus is arrested and they can't be found.
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  • He's crucified.
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  • Only one goes to the cross, John, His best friend.
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  • The others disappear.
  • 00:18:03.260 --> 00:18:05.150
  • But then you fast forward in your Bible,
  • 00:18:05.150 --> 00:18:06.290
  • turn to the book of Acts, go to like chapter two
  • 00:18:06.290 --> 00:18:08.160
  • and these same men that are cowards and afraid,
  • 00:18:08.160 --> 00:18:11.200
  • all of a sudden you don't even recognize them.
  • 00:18:11.200 --> 00:18:13.220
  • They are so full of swag.
  • 00:18:13.220 --> 00:18:15.270
  • They are so courageous.
  • 00:18:15.270 --> 00:18:17.080
  • They are so confident.
  • 00:18:17.080 --> 00:18:18.200
  • They're filling Jerusalem, the marketplaces,
  • 00:18:18.200 --> 00:18:20.200
  • the temple, the street corners,
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  • preaching the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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  • Preaching the gospel, and they can't stop them.
  • 00:18:24.220 --> 00:18:26.260
  • And they were arrested by the same high court that murdered
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  • Jesus a month-and-a-half before.
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  • It's not decades between the gospels and Acts.
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  • It's a few weeks, and this high court says, stop it.
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  • Stop preaching Jesus is risen, you keep doing this.
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  • We killed him, we'll kill you, too.
  • 00:18:41.220 --> 00:18:44.080
  • Then they beat them, and they won't stop.
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  • They won't stop, they won't stop, they won't stop.
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  • Acts chapter 4 verse 31, they're beaten severely,
  • 00:18:51.270 --> 00:18:55.080
  • they've been arrested and they said,
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  • we won't beat you next time, will crucify you next time.
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  • And they go out and they preach boldly.
  • 00:18:59.210 --> 00:19:03.220
  • Here's my question.
  • 00:19:03.220 --> 00:19:05.200
  • What changed them?
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  • What had they seen that took them to confidence?
  • 00:19:07.130 --> 00:19:11.130
  • They were down here with all this fear but all of a sudden
  • 00:19:12.270 --> 00:19:15.070
  • they got all this swag and they kill us, it doesn't matter!
  • 00:19:15.070 --> 00:19:18.080
  • Arrest us, it doesn't matter.
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  • You see what happened is, they saw a dead man walking.
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  • You see a dead man walking, that will mess you up.
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  • You have breakfast with a dead dude, guess what?
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  • That changes your perspective on everything.
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  • When you know He's the risen Son of God,
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  • He's going to take you to Heaven forever.
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  • You don't care if they threaten you.
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  • If you read the record, they spend the next years
  • 00:19:38.080 --> 00:19:40.020
  • and decades traveling the ancient world,
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  • preaching the resurrection of Christ and for their trouble,
  • 00:19:42.010 --> 00:19:45.100
  • they are again arrested, and they're beaten,
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  • and they're threatened and finally, all but one
  • 00:19:47.250 --> 00:19:49.220
  • of the disciples, martyr, horrific deaths, and listen,
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  • if you're not confident, when they have that sword
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  • at your throat and they're going to decapitate you
  • 00:19:55.020 --> 00:19:57.050
  • for your faith in Jesus,
  • 00:19:57.050 --> 00:19:58.140
  • if you don't know for certain and sure oh,
  • 00:19:58.140 --> 00:19:59.210
  • that's when you go, maybe I was wrong.
  • 00:19:59.210 --> 00:20:02.180
  • Maybe I'm not sure, but they all gladly died.
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  • You don't die for a lie.
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  • See one reason I believe it, they so clearly believed it.
  • 00:20:12.190 --> 00:20:17.020
  • It changed them.
  • 00:20:17.020 --> 00:20:19.040
  • They saw Jesus come back from the dead.
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  • See, I think you have enough faith to be saved.
  • 00:20:23.000 --> 00:20:25.000
  • I think you have enough faith right now, I think,
  • 00:20:25.000 --> 00:20:27.210
  • you're like, no, David, I don't because salvation is big.
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  • Do you see that list you have on the screen of awesome big
  • 00:20:30.010 --> 00:20:32.000
  • things that happened when you're, all those,
  • 00:20:32.000 --> 00:20:33.260
  • the list of things, for something that good,
  • 00:20:33.260 --> 00:20:35.250
  • I need to have enormous faith, right?
  • 00:20:35.250 --> 00:20:37.160
  • Or I need to have, I don't know, a mountain of faith.
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  • I need to have a Mount Everest of giant, unbreakable faith.
  • 00:20:40.030 --> 00:20:43.140
  • Maybe if I had Mount Everest of it, I could be saved.
  • 00:20:43.140 --> 00:20:45.240
  • Nope, no you don't need a mountain of faith.
  • 00:20:45.240 --> 00:20:47.130
  • You don't need a mountain of faith at all.
  • 00:20:47.130 --> 00:20:49.020
  • A mountain of faith would be nice
  • 00:20:49.020 --> 00:20:50.090
  • but you don't need a mountain of faith.
  • 00:20:50.090 --> 00:20:52.160
  • Well maybe I need a giant tree.
  • 00:20:52.160 --> 00:20:55.150
  • A giant tree worth of faith, I need a big old banyan tree
  • 00:20:55.150 --> 00:20:58.120
  • worth of belief, and if I had that, I could be saved.
  • 00:20:58.120 --> 00:21:01.020
  • If I had a big old tree like that I could be, no.
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  • Know how much faith you really need to be saved?
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  • Jesus told us.
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  • I'm going to show you, I'm going to show you.
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  • I made our guys go out and find me this.
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  • Jesus said to be saved, all that's required,
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  • the requisite amount of faith to save you,
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  • I lost this one in service here, I got to be careful
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  • and again, sorry, they kind of bounce and they roll.
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  • All right, you won't see this on camera,
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  • front row you might can see this,
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  • sorry about the little spit they're on my finger,
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  • can you see, on the end of my finger?
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  • That's not a booger, can you see?
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  • That little tiny speck there?
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  • That is, Henry, that's a mustard seed.
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  • That's a mustard seed.
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  • Jesus said if you have a mustard seed,
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  • you have a tiny speck of faith,
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  • you have a mustard seed of faith,
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  • He said, you can move mountains.
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  • You have a mustard seed of faith,
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  • you can speak to that mighty tree,
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  • be uprooted and cast into the sea.
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  • You have that,
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  • that tiny bit of faith,
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  • you can be saved.
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  • You're ready to be saved.
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  • I know you didn't plan on coming in here tonight
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  • and making this your day but you're ready to be saved.
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  • You're ready to receive Jesus, to receive Jesus.
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  • Okay, so here's what we're going to do,
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  • we're going to close this service in just a moment
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  • and you'll see at the edge of the stage,
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  • there are these tables and on top
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  • of these tables is a bunch of glasses.
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  • You know, receiving Christ is the big idea.
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  • Receiving Christ.
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  • And I was thinking about receiving Christ,
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  • to receive water when you're thirsty,
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  • water is the symbol of life, the symbol of salvation,
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  • but I would receive water, it's just an instrument
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  • issue of design and of position.
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  • Design and position.
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  • You see, someone designed this glass,
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  • this cup to receive liquid or beverage or water, right?
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  • But position is this, position you've got to position
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  • it properly, meaning this, kind of obvious,
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  • if I put it like this, I can't receive any water.
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  • I think though God designed us for a relationship
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  • with himself and designed us to be filled with his goodness,
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  • his blessing, I think sin turns all the good things
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  • in life upside down and sin creates a barrier.
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  • And though God loves us and God wants to bless us
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  • because of this barrier because we're not
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  • positioned properly, we cannot receive.
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  • We can't receive the good things that God has for us,
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  • but you know, if you take that and change the position,
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  • I think faith, saving faith, just changes the position.
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  • This becomes a receptacle,
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  • a receptacle that's ready to receive good things.
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  • And I think faith is just simply that.
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  • I think faith is just assuming a position of openness.
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  • I don't save myself but God, I open myself up
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  • for your forgiveness, for your grace, for your love,
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  • for Heaven; fill me up.
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  • So I want to make this as simple as I know how
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  • because I talk to Pastor Joey.
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  • He's in charge of our prayer partners.
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  • And in just a moment at every campus,
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  • nice people called prayer partners will be at the edge
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  • of the stage by these little tables here
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  • with all these cups on these tables.
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  • They're here to help you navigate your salvation decision.
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  • They're here every week.
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  • If you want to talk about baptism,
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  • they'll help you understand baptism.
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  • You want them to pray with you, they will pray with you.
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  • But today, the primary purpose of this,
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  • if you want to be certain and sure,
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  • you want to have confidence, you want to know
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  • that you are saved,
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  • they want to help you nail it down today.
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  • And I was talking with Pastor Joe and he said,
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  • you know, David, every week someone comes to the front
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  • and they're like, oh, I don't know what to say.
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  • I want to help you with that.
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  • The way you're saved is you receive Christ.
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  • You receive, you can change
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  • the position of your life by faith.
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  • So here's all you've got to do,
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  • we close down the service and just a moment,
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  • I'm going to pray.
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  • And as soon as the prayer is done, don't you leave.
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  • You're going to come to the front,
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  • come to one of these tables,
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  • there'll be a prayer partner here and all you've got to do
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  • to be saved is take one of these cups that's upside down,
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  • pick it up, put it back on the table right side up.
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  • And that prayer partner will know you've come to receive
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  • Christ and you can be saved, that easy.
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  • That's the way you articulate your faith today.
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  • Just take the cup and you're going to turn it from upside
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  • down, like, I'm ready to receive God's goodness.
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  • And the prayer partner will take maybe 10 minutes,
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  • they're show you some verses,
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  • and you'll walk out of this room knowing
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  • for certain you are saved.
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  • You are God's child, you are forgiven,
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  • and you will spend forever with God in Heaven.
  • 00:25:31.120 --> 00:25:33.220
  • Now right now, someone's thinking, but Dave,
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  • here's the hard part, it's not coming and flipping the cup,
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  • it's like everyone is going to be leaving
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  • and I'll be going against traffic
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  • and I'm going to stand out, or I'll have people with me,
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  • what are they going to think?
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  • We have dinner plans.
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  • They're going to think I need God or need Jesus.
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  • Guess what? You do.
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  • And what you'll do is this,
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  • just say to them,
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  • hey, I need to go take care of that.
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  • Will you come with me?
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  • And their part is CBG, man,
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  • they'll put a big smile on their face
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  • and they'll gladly come with you.
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  • Or maybe they need to make their decision for Christ
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  • and do it together.
  • 00:26:06.130 --> 00:26:07.280
  • So I want to challenge you not to miss in this moment.
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  • I'm going to pray, I'll praise out.
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  • But if you need to nail it down,
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  • if you do not have confidence and know that you are saved,
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  • why would you leave?
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  • We've had dozens and dozens and dozens,
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  • maybe hundreds of people this weekend,
  • 00:26:18.070 --> 00:26:20.260
  • come to the front and turn over the cup and spend 10 minutes
  • 00:26:20.260 --> 00:26:23.280
  • and nail down their eternal security.
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  • Don't miss this moment.
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  • I'm going to pray and then it's your move.
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  • Father God, thank you for who are, thank you for this truth,
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  • thank you for the glory and the simplicity
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  • of receiving Christ as Lord and Savior.
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  • Right now, as I pray at every campus,
  • 00:26:37.230 --> 00:26:39.140
  • those nice prayer partners are taking their place,
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  • they're not there to be intrusive,
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  • surely not to embarrass anyone but these cups
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  • are positioned to give us a symbolic way,
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  • and I'm saying Lord, I'm going to receive you.
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  • I want to be saved.
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  • I want to walk out of this room knowing that I know
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  • for certain that I have a home with Jesus forever
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  • because my Tuesday is not so tough,
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  • because I know that God has covered
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  • the next billion years of my life.
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  • So father, bring us, as we pray,
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  • we stand to our feet in Jesus name,
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  • we come as we make this prayer
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  • with great confidence, amen.
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  • Thanks so much for checking out the show today.
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  • We are honored that you would tune in
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  • and we hope that today's message would continue
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  • to be a source of inspiration and encouragement
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  • as you move forward into your week.
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