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May 25, 2019
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The Connection with Skip Heitzig

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  • Looking for a ray of light.
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    • Looking for something better than this.
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    • Looking for something better than this.
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    • Oh, so tired of the black and white,
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    • longing for prism light or the bliss.
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    • longing for prism light or the bliss.
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    • Forward at the speed of life
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    • Forward at the speed of life
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    • towards the color and the light.
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    • towards the color and the light.
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    • Moving at the speed of life
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    • towards the color and the light.
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    • towards the color and the light.
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    • Joy unspeakable
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    • and full of colors found a hope
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    • and full of colors found a hope
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    • so bright and clear.
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    • so bright and clear.
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    • Living in the realm of grace so vivid,
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    • Living in the realm of grace so vivid,
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    • the Savior's radiance so very near to me.
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    • the Savior's radiance so very near to me.
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    • male announcer: The world is watching how Christians live.
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    • male announcer: The world is watching how Christians live.
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    • We're under scrutiny and we must make sure
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    • We're under scrutiny and we must make sure
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    • we're following Jesus steadfastly.
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    • we're following Jesus steadfastly.
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    • Today on "Connect with Skip Heitzig," Skip shares several
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    • Today on "Connect with Skip Heitzig," Skip shares several
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    • ways you can stand strong in your faith
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    • ways you can stand strong in your faith
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    • and be a bold witness for Jesus.
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    • and be a bold witness for Jesus.
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    • Skip Heitzig: Do you ever feel like you're being watched
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    • Skip Heitzig: Do you ever feel like you're being watched
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    • by unbelievers?
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    • by unbelievers?
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    • You ever feel that unbelievers look at you
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    • You ever feel that unbelievers look at you
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    • and they analyze you and scrutinize you?
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    • and they analyze you and scrutinize you?
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    • Well, if you ever get that feeling, you're right.
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    • Well, if you ever get that feeling, you're right.
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    • That's what they're doing.
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    • That's what they're doing.
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    • And not only are they analyzing and scrutinizing you,
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    • And not only are they analyzing and scrutinizing you,
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    • they're criticizing you.
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    • they're criticizing you.
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    • And probably more so now than ever before in American history,
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    • And probably more so now than ever before in American history,
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    • the Christian church is being criticized
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    • the Christian church is being criticized
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    • by the unbelieving world.
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    • by the unbelieving world.
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    • Every Christmas you hear the same stories about how kids
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    • can't sing "Silent Night" in a public setting, or throughout
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    • can't sing "Silent Night" in a public setting, or throughout
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    • the year you hear about a Christian group who doesn't go
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    • the year you hear about a Christian group who doesn't go
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    • along with the mainstream idea of sexuality, et cetera,
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    • along with the mainstream idea of sexuality, et cetera,
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    • and they're labeled as being intolerant and mean spirited.
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    • and they're labeled as being intolerant and mean spirited.
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    • I was listening to the news yesterday, and in North
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    • I was listening to the news yesterday, and in North
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    • Carolina, the Board of Commissioners every year get
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    • Carolina, the Board of Commissioners every year get
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    • together and for the last 50 years, it has been their
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    • together and for the last 50 years, it has been their
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    • practice to get together and open up their public session
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    • with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a prayer.
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    • with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a prayer.
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    • It's been in their history a long time.
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    • So, they did it this time.
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    • So, they did it this time.
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    • They opened up their session with Pledge of Allegiance
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    • They opened up their session with Pledge of Allegiance
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    • and prayer.
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    • But this time, the ACLU is watching them and filed a
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    • But this time, the ACLU is watching them and filed a
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    • lawsuit against them because they prayed, and get this.
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    • lawsuit against them because they prayed, and get this.
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    • They said the worst thing of all you could say,
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    • they said at the end of the prayer, "in Jesus's name."
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    • they said at the end of the prayer, "in Jesus's name."
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    • So, that became a violation and a lawsuit was filed.
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    • So, that became a violation and a lawsuit was filed.
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    • And, you know, I've been asked to pray publicly from time to
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    • And, you know, I've been asked to pray publicly from time to
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    • time and a couple of times people will say,
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    • time and a couple of times people will say,
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    • "Well, the only thing we're skittish about is
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    • "Well, the only thing we're skittish about is
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    • if you use that term at the end 'in Jesus's name.
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    • if you use that term at the end 'in Jesus's name.
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    • 'you probably shouldn't use that."
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    • And I say, "So do you want the prayer to work?"
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    • And I say, "So do you want the prayer to work?"
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    • I saw an article on CNN.com that admitted that Christians are
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    • I saw an article on CNN.com that admitted that Christians are
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    • becoming a hated minority, a hated minority.
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    • becoming a hated minority, a hated minority.
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    • I've long had an article in my arsenal about the neighbors
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    • I've long had an article in my arsenal about the neighbors
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    • that Americans don't want living next door.
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    • that Americans don't want living next door.
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    • The article is called "Not In My Backyard,"
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    • The article is called "Not In My Backyard,"
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    • and it's actually a little graph that shows this truth.
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    • and it's actually a little graph that shows this truth.
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    • It says, this is the percentage of Americans
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    • who do not like the following minorities as neighbors.
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    • who do not like the following minorities as neighbors.
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    • One percent say they don't want Catholics living next door.
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    • One percent say they don't want Catholics living next door.
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    • Two percent don't want Protestants living next door.
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    • Two percent don't want Protestants living next door.
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    • Three percent don't want Jews living next door.
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    • Three percent don't want Jews living next door.
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    • Nine percent say they don't want Hispanics as neighbors.
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    • Nine percent say they don't want Hispanics as neighbors.
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    • Then comes unmarried couples, then comes blacks, and finally
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    • Then comes unmarried couples, then comes blacks, and finally
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    • the bottom of the list the highest percentage 13%
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    • the bottom of the list the highest percentage 13%
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    • say they don't want religious fundamentalists as neighbors.
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    • say they don't want religious fundamentalists as neighbors.
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    • They especially hate bold believers, the kind that make
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    • They especially hate bold believers, the kind that make
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    • a stand for what they believe because bold believers,
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    • a stand for what they believe because bold believers,
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    • you know, the kind that don't fold with the culture
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    • you know, the kind that don't fold with the culture
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    • and just sort of go along with the flow,
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    • and just sort of go along with the flow,
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    • the bold believers, they're the ones
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    • the bold believers, they're the ones
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    • that will be labeled, narrow, myopic, bigoted, and biased.
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    • that will be labeled, narrow, myopic, bigoted, and biased.
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    • One website that I found, one honest atheist wrote and
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    • One website that I found, one honest atheist wrote and
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    • I quote, "I've considered myself an atheist for four
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    • I quote, "I've considered myself an atheist for four
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    • or five years, and I feel a real hate of Christians,
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    • or five years, and I feel a real hate of Christians,
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    • more so than any other religious cult.
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    • more so than any other religious cult.
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    • And it's growing inside of me.
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    • And it's growing inside of me.
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    • I cannot just read a story or watch a video of a Christian
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    • I cannot just read a story or watch a video of a Christian
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    • without this huge fireball of impatience and anger
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    • without this huge fireball of impatience and anger
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    • coming up through my body," closed quote.
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    • coming up through my body," closed quote.
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    • So, who's intolerant?
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    • I've been flogged severely.
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    • Three times I was beaten with rods.
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    • Now, as we have been reading in the Book of Philippians,
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    • this chapter, this book of joy, we saw that Paul begins
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    • this chapter, this book of joy, we saw that Paul begins
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    • by writing to the Philippians as saints.
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    • in Christ Jesus.
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    • Then he writes to them as servants,
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    • those who enjoyed the fellowship of the gospel with him.
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    • They were partners in the gospel.
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    • But now there is a shift.
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    • Now he writes to them not as saints, not as servants,
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    • but as soldiers as it were.
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    • And the focus of his letter beginning
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    • And the focus of his letter beginning
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    • turns from his imprisonment to their predicament.
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    • appears or enemies.
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    • And the word "conflict" is all in what we're about to read.
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    • And the word "conflict" is all in what we're about to read.
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    • So, what I want to show you from this set of verses is how to
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    • Verse 27, Paul writes, "Only let your conduct be worthy of the
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    • gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am
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    • gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am
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    • absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in
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    • one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith
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    • of the gospel, and not in any way be terrified
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    • but to you of salvation, and that from God.
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    • For you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to
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    • believe in Him, but also to suffer for his sake, having the
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    • same conflict which you saw in me and now hear is in me."
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    • I want you to picture something in your mind.
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    • I want you to picture a man and around him
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    • Now, with that picture in mind, I want to show you
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    • four qualities on how to stand and not fall in the midst
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    • four qualities on how to stand and not fall in the midst
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    • I want you to picture it sort of like a stool with four legs.
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    • Consistency is the first quality.
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    • of the gospel of Christ."
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    • You see the word "conduct."
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    • Don't think of politics in the terms of modern America.
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    • The Greek word is polituo, and polituo is the word
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    • The Greek word is polituo, and polituo is the word
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    • by which we get our word political,
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    • But they were representing their kingdom.
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    • "Let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ."
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    • A Christian must never live beneath his theology.
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    • There's gotta be some inconsistency in that.
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    • You know, they're always bummed out
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    • about this little discrepancy.
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    • They audit me.
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    • Well, this auditor thought that he had found a loophole
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    • He didn't.
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    • The system found a flaw in him and when they found it,
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    • they fined him $115.000.
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    • He was inconsistent.
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    • What he said he believed in and what he actually practiced
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    • in his personal life were vastly different.
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    • And John Bunyan put it this way, "A man can be a saint abroad,
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    • And John Bunyan put it this way, "A man can be a saint abroad,
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    • and a devil at home."
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    • And if that is the case, then that is unworthy conduct.
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    • It is inconsistent.
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    • Now, let me turn that around.
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    • Now, let me turn that around.
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    • One of the greatest weapons you can use against the devil
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    • One of the greatest weapons you can use against the devil
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    • is a consistent life, a consistent life,
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    • is a consistent life, a consistent life,
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    • a godly, consistent life,
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    • a godly, consistent life,
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    • not that God expects perfection, he does not.
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    • not that God expects perfection, he does not.
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    • The Bible says he knows our frame that we are dust.
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    • The Bible says he knows our frame that we are dust.
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    • But he does expect that as citizens of the kingdom of God,
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    • But he does expect that as citizens of the kingdom of God,
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    • of the kingdom of heaven, that we show a consistency in that.
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    • of the kingdom of heaven, that we show a consistency in that.
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    • John says, 1 John chapter 1, verse 6, "If we say we have
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    • John says, 1 John chapter 1, verse 6, "If we say we have
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    • fellowship with Him and we walk in darkness,
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    • fellowship with Him and we walk in darkness,
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    • we lie and do not practice the truth."
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    • we lie and do not practice the truth."
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    • So, simply put, our lives must give proof that they have been
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    • So, simply put, our lives must give proof that they have been
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    • touched by the gospel, by the good news
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    • touched by the gospel, by the good news
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    • about Jesus Christ, that's worthy of the gospel.
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    • about Jesus Christ, that's worthy of the gospel.
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    • So, here's a question, is your life filled with love?
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    • So, here's a question, is your life filled with love?
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    • 'Cause the gospel is.
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    • 'Cause the gospel is.
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    • "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son."
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    • "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son."
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    • Is your life filled with forgiveness?
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    • Is your life filled with forgiveness?
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    • 'Cause the gospel is.
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    • 'Cause the gospel is.
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    • Is your life filled with hope?
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    • Is your life filled with hope?
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    • 'Cause the gospel is.
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    • 'Cause the gospel is.
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    • Is your life filled with holiness?
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    • Is your life filled with holiness?
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    • 'Cause the gospel is.
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    • 'Cause the gospel is.
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    • So, consistency is the first tool, weapon,
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    • So, consistency is the first tool, weapon,
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    • strength that will help you stand when the world
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    • strength that will help you stand when the world
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    • wants you to fall.
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    • wants you to fall.
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    • Here's the second unity, unity.
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    • Here's the second unity, unity.
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    • He says, continuing on in verse 27,
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    • He says, continuing on in verse 27,
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    • "So that whether I come and see you or I'm absent,
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    • "So that whether I come and see you or I'm absent,
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    • I may hear of your affairs that you stand fast
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    • I may hear of your affairs that you stand fast
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    • in one spirit with one mind, striving together,"
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    • that's the unity, "for the faith of the gospel."
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    • that's the unity, "for the faith of the gospel."
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    • Now, Paul doesn't know if he's gonna live or die.
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    • Now, Paul doesn't know if he's gonna live or die.
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    • He said that, "I don't know if I'm gonna live or die.
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    • He said that, "I don't know if I'm gonna live or die.
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    • I don't know if I'm gonna be set free or stay incarcerated.
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    • I don't know if I'm gonna be set free or stay incarcerated.
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    • I may come and see you, I may not.
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    • But that doesn't matter.
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    • Whether I'm around or not does not matter.
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    • What matters is that whether I'm with you or not,
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    • you stand firm."
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    • Now, that's soldier talk.
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    • Now, that's soldier talk.
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    • The word that Paul uses here in the imperative, stakatai,
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    • stand firm means stand your post, don't leave your guard.
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    • stand firm means stand your post, don't leave your guard.
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    • It speaks of a soldier who would stand his position, even with
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    • It speaks of a soldier who would stand his position, even with
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    • the onslaught of tremendous opposition or temptation.
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    • the onslaught of tremendous opposition or temptation.
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    • So, go back to that little picture I put in your mind.
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    • So, go back to that little picture I put in your mind.
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    • Here's a man, there's a hostile crowd around him.
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    • Here's a man, there's a hostile crowd around him.
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    • position, but the crowd gets louder and closer.
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    • And so, he does this, he widens his stance
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    • to give him more stability.
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    • He's now gonna stand firm, stand fast.
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    • He's not gonna move his position.
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    • But he would be better served, if he himself wasn't the only
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    • one standing fast, but he had a whole bunch of friends next to
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    • one standing fast, but he had a whole bunch of friends next to
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    • him kind of doing this, right?
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    • him kind of doing this, right?
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    • your odds for victory increase.
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    • your odds for victory increase.
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    • That's the thought of this verse.
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    • That's the thought of this verse.
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    • "Standfast in one spirit with one mind,
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    • striving to gather for the faith of the gospel."
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    • striving to gather for the faith of the gospel."
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    • I just gotta say, there are some great metaphors in this section.
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    • I just gotta say, there are some great metaphors in this section.
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    • Paul, the apostle, uses some great words.
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    • Paul, the apostle, uses some great words.
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    • The words for striving together,
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    • a single Greek word, "sonathleto".
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    • a single Greek word, "sonathleto".
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    • Son, the prefix for together.
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    • Son, the prefix for together.
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    • Athleto, we get the term athletic or athlete from it.
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    • Athleto, we get the term athletic or athlete from it.
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    • So, come together as athletes, you might say.
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    • So, come together as athletes, you might say.
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    • Strive and stand together in this race as athletes.
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    • Strive and stand together in this race as athletes.
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    • It is clear, it is evident, that Paul saw the church
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    • as a team sport, not as some little,
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    • as a team sport, not as some little,
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    • private, personal island
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    • experience that I have with God all by myself.
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    • experience that I have with God all by myself.
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    • No, he said, "Our team is in conflict.
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    • No, he said, "Our team is in conflict.
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    • Our team is in a battle, and it takes teamwork.
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    • Our team is in a battle, and it takes teamwork.
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    • We have to stand together. We need unity."
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    • We have to stand together. We need unity."
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    • Now, I would like to explain when the New Testament talks
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    • Now, I would like to explain when the New Testament talks
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    • about unity, what it doesn't mean and what it does mean.
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    • about unity, what it doesn't mean and what it does mean.
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    • Unity in the Bible doesn't mean necessarily unanimity
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    • Unity in the Bible doesn't mean necessarily unanimity
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    • where everybody thinks exactly the same.
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    • where everybody thinks exactly the same.
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    • It doesn't necessarily mean uniformity
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    • It doesn't necessarily mean uniformity
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    • where everybody acts exactly the same.
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    • where everybody acts exactly the same.
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    • If you think that you're gonna get every Christian to agree
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    • If you think that you're gonna get every Christian to agree
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    • on every point of doctrine and style of worship, good luck.
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    • on every point of doctrine and style of worship, good luck.
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    • Not gonna happen.
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    • Not gonna happen.
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    • You may not agree with my view on certain things.
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    • You may not agree with my view on certain things.
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    • You may not agree with my view on eschatology,
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    • You may not agree with my view on eschatology,
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    • the rapture of the church.
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    • the rapture of the church.
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    • You may not agree with my view on spiritual gifts.
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    • You may not agree with my view on spiritual gifts.
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    • You may not agree with my view on the election of the believer.
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    • You may not agree with my view on the election of the believer.
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    • And I always give anybody the privilege to be wrong.
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    • And I always give anybody the privilege to be wrong.
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    • You can believe whatever you'd like.
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    • You can believe whatever you'd like.
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    • Somebody once said, if you find two people that agree
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    • Somebody once said, if you find two people that agree
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    • on everything, one of them is not thinking.
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    • on everything, one of them is not thinking.
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    • So, I think vigorous debate can be good, it can be healthy,
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    • So, I think vigorous debate can be good, it can be healthy,
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    • it can be helpful, as long as we don't divide over it.
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    • it can be helpful, as long as we don't divide over it.
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    • Can you imagine if we could assemble
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    • Can you imagine if we could assemble
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    • the great Christian minds throughout the centuries
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    • the great Christian minds throughout the centuries
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    • and put them in one room together?
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    • and put them in one room together?
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    • For example, if we were to go back to the fourth century and
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    • For example, if we were to go back to the fourth century and
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    • get Augustine of Hippo, North Africa, who spiritualized so
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    • get Augustine of Hippo, North Africa, who spiritualized so
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    • many texts of the Scripture, put him in the room and sit next to
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    • many texts of the Scripture, put him in the room and sit next to
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    • him, the 10th century Bernard of Clairvaux, and for fun let's add
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    • him, the 10th century Bernard of Clairvaux, and for fun let's add
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    • the 16th century reformer John Calvin next to him.
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    • the 16th century reformer John Calvin next to him.
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    • And then to really spice things up, we'll go
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    • And then to really spice things up, we'll go
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    • to the 18th century, we'll get John Wesley, Charles Wesley,
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    • to the 18th century, we'll get John Wesley, Charles Wesley,
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    • and George Whitfield.
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    • and George Whitfield.
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    • Just those three in and of themselves would be fireworks.
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    • Then let's go to the 19th century and put
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    • Then let's go to the 19th century and put
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    • in Charles Haddon Spurgeon, and D.L. Moody.
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    • in Charles Haddon Spurgeon, and D.L. Moody.
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    • We'll go to the 20th century, we'll put
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    • We'll go to the 20th century, we'll put
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    • C.S. Lewis in that room and Billy Graham.
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    • C.S. Lewis in that room and Billy Graham.
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    • We'll go to the 21st century and put the likes
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    • We'll go to the 21st century and put the likes
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    • of N.T. Wright in there.
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    • I'm going to tell you something, there is not gonna
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    • I'm going to tell you something, there is not gonna
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    • be unanimity on every single point.
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    • be unanimity on every single point.
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    • It'll be a very, very lively discussion.
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    • It'll be a very, very lively discussion.
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    • But at the end of the day what you will have is unity
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    • But at the end of the day what you will have is unity
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    • when it comes to the essential historic Christian gospel.
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    • when it comes to the essential historic Christian gospel.
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    • We're not much different than an athletic team.
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    • We're not much different than an athletic team.
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    • You've all heard of teams.
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    • Every season, the season starts out where there's bickering
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    • Every season, the season starts out where there's bickering
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    • They're kind of out for their own glory, out for themselves.
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    • But as the season moves on and they near the playoff, they know
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    • But as the season moves on and they near the playoff, they know
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    • they need to act together because victory is in sight.
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    • If they've made the playoff, they better give their best
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    • parts of who they are to the team so they can win the battle.
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    • parts of who they are to the team so they can win the battle.
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    • So, unity then doesn't mean uniformity or unanimity.
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    • It does, however, mean harmony.
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    • It means harmony.
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    • It means we choose to work together.
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    • It means we choose to work together.
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    • We choose to cooperate over the essentials, the essentials.
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    • We choose to cooperate over the essentials, the essentials.
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    • I've always loved that little axiom from the Reformation.
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    • I've always loved that little axiom from the Reformation.
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    • You've heard it.
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    • In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, liberty.
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    • In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, liberty.
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    • In all things, charity. That was Jesus's passion.
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    • In all things, charity. That was Jesus's passion.
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    • He prayed for unity in his high priestly prayer of John 17.
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    • He prayed for unity in his high priestly prayer of John 17.
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    • Jesus prayed that, "they all may be one, that they also may be
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    • one in us, that the world may believe that you sent me."
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    • one in us, that the world may believe that you sent me."
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    • Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
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    • Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
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    • was a medical doctor who became a pastor.
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    • was a medical doctor who became a pastor.
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    • Very interesting story on a personal level.
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    • Very interesting story on a personal level.
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    • He was a medical doctor, became an assistant pastor
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    • He was a medical doctor, became an assistant pastor
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    • to Dr. G. Campbell Morgan of Westminster Chapel.
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    • to Dr. G. Campbell Morgan of Westminster Chapel.
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    • When Morgan died, the church was given to
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    • When Morgan died, the church was given to
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    • as the pastor D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.
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    • as the pastor D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.
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    • And one of the stories that Jones told is that before the
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    • Spanish Civil War in the great cities of Spain like Barcelona
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    • Spanish Civil War in the great cities of Spain like Barcelona
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    • and Madrid, that the psychological clinics treated
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    • large numbers of people for what he called little issues,
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    • large numbers of people for what he called little issues,
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    • personal problems, personal anxieties.
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    • personal problems, personal anxieties.
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    • They were suddenly all cured by a greater anxiety.
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    • be alive because of this war?"
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    • announcer: Now we want to share about a great resource
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    • announcer: Now we want to share about a great resource
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    • that will help you uncover the origin of God's plan
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    • that will help you uncover the origin of God's plan
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    • for mankind from the very beginning.
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    • for mankind from the very beginning.
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    • announcer: Did God really create the world in seven days?
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    • announcer: Did God really create the world in seven days?
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    • Is everyone related to Adam and Eve?
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    • Is everyone related to Adam and Eve?
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    • And just how big was that boat Noah built?
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    • And just how big was that boat Noah built?
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    • Get a fresh look at some of the most familiar stories
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    • Get a fresh look at some of the most familiar stories
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    • from the first book of the Bible.
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    • from the first book of the Bible.
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    • In Skip Heitzig's book you can understand the book of Genesis.
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    • In Skip Heitzig's book you can understand the book of Genesis.
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    • When you give today to help expand this Bible teaching
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    • When you give today to help expand this Bible teaching
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    • outreach, you'll rediscover the very foundation of your faith.
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    • outreach, you'll rediscover the very foundation of your faith.
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    • It's our way of saying thank you
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    • It's our way of saying thank you
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    • when you give online or call today.
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    • when you give online or call today.
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    • You can understand the Book of Genesis.
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    • You can understand the Book of Genesis.
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    • Skip: I'm thrilled to invite you to take your life's purpose
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    • Skip: I'm thrilled to invite you to take your life's purpose
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    • to a whole new level with a degree in biblical studies
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    • to a whole new level with a degree in biblical studies
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    • from Calvary College.
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    • from Calvary College.
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    • We have retooled our school of ministry into an associate
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    • We have retooled our school of ministry into an associate
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    • degree program, and it all happens right here on campus.
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    • degree program, and it all happens right here on campus.
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    • Calvary College instructors are theologians who are passionate
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    • Calvary College instructors are theologians who are passionate
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    • about the text of the Bible, and our curriculum trains students
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    • about the text of the Bible, and our curriculum trains students
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    • to study the Bible academically, think about it critically,
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    • to study the Bible academically, think about it critically,
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    • and serve God practically.
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    • and serve God practically.
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    • Classes are evening only, and you have the option
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    • Classes are evening only, and you have the option
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    • to attend full or part time.
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    • If you've always wanted to learn more about God and His Word
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    • If you've always wanted to learn more about God and His Word
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    • in an academic environment, visit calvaryabq.college.
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    • in an academic environment, visit calvaryabq.college.
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    • Applications for the upcoming academic year
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    • are due by August 16.
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    • are due by August 16.
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    • announcer: Join us next time as Skip talks more about how you
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    • announcer: Join us next time as Skip talks more about how you
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    • can stand up for Christ in a world
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    • can stand up for Christ in a world
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    • that wants to see you fall.
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    • that wants to see you fall.
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    • You don't want to miss that.
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    • You don't want to miss that.
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    • "Connect with Skip Heitzig" is a presentation Of Connection
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    • "Connect with Skip Heitzig" is a presentation Of Connection
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    • Communications, connecting you to God's never-changing truth
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    • Communications, connecting you to God's never-changing truth
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    • in ever-changing times.
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    • in ever-changing times.
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