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December 30, 2019
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Don Wilton

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  • male announcer: God has an encouraging word for you and me
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  • today through the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilson,
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  • and not standing still, but it's all about moving forward.
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  • Dr. Don Wilton: Malachi chapter 1 and verse 1,
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  • listen to what the Bible says:
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  • "The burden of the word of the Lord
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  • to Israel by Malachi."
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  • Let me read that again:
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  • The burden of God's word
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  • to the nation through the person.
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  • So here we have a great lifting up of the voice, this burden,
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  • the burden of the word of the Lord,
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  • to the nation of Israel through Malachi.
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  • You know, God is going to use you to be that voice,
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  • and me to be that voice.
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  • Listen, parent, if you don't lead the way for your children,
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  • who do you suppose will?
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  • You wanna leave them to the school system?
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  • You wanna leave them to the government?
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  • Or are you gonna stand up and be counted?
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  • This is what comes through here in Malachi.
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  • This is my challenge.
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  • It's your challenge.
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  • "The burden of the word of the Lord."
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  • I wanna just break this down for us just for a few moments
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  • here today.
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  • Let's just think about this, this burden, because, in many
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  • ways, when it came to Israel, this was a sweeping indictment
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  • of Israel.
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  • You and I, as Americans, need to wake up.
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  • We, as individual people, need to wake up when it comes to God,
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  • doing business with God.
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  • And this word "burden" carries with it so many different ideas.
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  • It means "to carry the word."
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  • It's not a burden for the people.
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  • It's the burden of the Word of God for the people.
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  • My challenge for me is not that I think I'm just a jolly,
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  • fine chap, which, obviously, I am.
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  • It's that the Word of God is being applied to me.
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  • It's a burden to share.
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  • It's a burden to treat God's Word, this Word, in a manner
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  • which is worthy to the one who has given us this, who loves us.
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  • You know, when you get into even verse 2--I'm not even in verse
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  • 2--the very first thing that Malachi hears for the people
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  • is "I have loved you."
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  • God loves us.
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  • He loves you, and he loves me, so may I say this?
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  • He's deserving of our burden for what he has to say because
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  • he just loves us.
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  • He's given to us his Son Jesus to die on a cross, even
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  • "that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
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  • How could this be that the Lord Jesus would love you and me
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  • so much that we can have full forgiveness, a full pardon of
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  • our sin, be reconciled to a holy and a righteous God?
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  • I have a burden.
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  • I've got a burden because of the consequences.
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  • So I'm just talking as me.
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  • Part of you, I watch some of you, and the way in which you
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  • conduct yourself--and you are suffering the consequences of
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  • the manner with which you are receiving and handling and
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  • living out what God is saying to you--you need to stop that.
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  • You're suffering the consequences of it.
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  • Your behavior doesn't match what God is saying to us.
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  • Now, that's not the most popular thing in the world.
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  • Every time I step back from God's standard, I suffer
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  • the consequence 'cause God doesn't accept that.
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  • The lowest points in my life are always matched by the moments at
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  • which I am least in compliance with what God's telling me to do
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  • because he demands my obedience.
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  • He wants the very best for me.
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  • He expects me to live according to his commandments.
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  • So this is a burden.
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  • A burden, really, is something which is very hard to bear,
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  • isn't it? It's a pressing down.
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  • "I just need to tell you something, my son."
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  • "I need to share this with you, my daughter."
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  • We do that as husbands and wives, and sometimes in fear and
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  • trepidation, with those who are closest to us, we'll go up to
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  • someone who's a friend and we'll say, "Look, this is so hard
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  • for me to say, but I need to tell you because
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  • I think so highly of you."
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  • Do you know, the burden there was not just simply
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  • a personal thing?
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  • It had nothing to do--we can talk about respecting one
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  • another and the way we speak, and we conduct our politics, and
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  • all of these other things that go on, but, folks, the issue at
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  • hand is the Word of the Lord.
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  • It's the Word of the Lord.
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  • And you see here in Malachi, this is placed squarely in
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  • the context of what God has to say, and this is a tough thing
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  • to deal with because the Word of the Lord gives a rebuff
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  • to human pride.
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  • The Word of the Lord--human nature does not like this
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  • message.
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  • The Word of the Lord collides with the vanity of human
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  • intellect.
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  • It doesn't fit naturally into my economy.
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  • I don't just fall out of bed and say, you know, "I just want to
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  • hear what God has to say."
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  • And Israel had increasingly, despite the blessings of God,
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  • had found themselves beginning to develop this disdain for
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  • the things that God had said, and here comes Malachi
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  • with a burden.
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  • Well, what about this Word?
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  • I wish I had time to break it down for you today,
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  • but it just--it's a Word concerning God's love.
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  • It's what he says.
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  • "I have loved you," says the Lord.
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  • It's a Word concerning blemished sacrifices.
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  • Look at verse 7 with me.
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  • He says, "'How have we despised your name?'
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  • By offering polluted food upon my altar."
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  • It's not good enough just to come to church and to be part of
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  • a church and to claim the things that we claim.
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  • And when it came to Israel, it doesn't matter that
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  • they went about making so-called somehow-sacrifices.
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  • God required the sacrifice of a open heart before the Lord,
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  • obedience, Christian discipleship, and nothing else
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  • would satisfy, a heart of worship.
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  • This Word, which we believe, is a Word concerning blemished
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  • sacrifices.
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  • It's a Word concerning bold proclamation.
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  • When you get into chapter 2, Malachi gets onto the preachers.
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  • He gets onto the Sunday school teachers,
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  • gets onto the disciple-makers.
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  • Listen to what he said.
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  • I wanna read this, some of this, to you.
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  • Chapter 2, "And now, O priests, this command is for you.
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  • If you will not listen, if you will not take to heart to give
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  • honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts,
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  • then I will send a curse upon you."
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  • I stand here today in fear before God lest run foul of
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  • not sharing God's truth with you in order to curry favor with
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  • someone or to be more accepted.
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  • Look what he says here: "Then I will send the curse upon you and
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  • I will curse your blessings.
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  • Indeed, I've already cursed 'cause you do not lay it
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  • to heart.
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  • Behold, I will rebuke your offspring--"
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  • wow, the sins of the fathers.
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  • Be careful how you live, sir.
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  • Your children are watching you,
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  • and he begins with preachers like me.
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  • I think what he's saying to me is "Don't get up in that pulpit
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  • and sound all spiritual and holy, and then get out of
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  • the pulpit and act any way you want to."
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  • Can you feel the challenge of that?
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  • It's almost not fair.
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  • Why can't I just--why can't you just let your hair down when
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  • you're out of sight?
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  • Look at verse 3, "Behold, I will rebuke your offspring.
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  • I'll spread dung on your faces, the dung of your offerings, and
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  • you will be taken away with it.
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  • So shall you know that I've sent this commandment to you, that
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  • my covenant with Levi may stand, said the Lord of hosts.
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  • My covenant with him was one of life and peace,
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  • and I gave this to him.
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  • It was a covenant of fear, and he feared me."
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  • By the way, that word there, "fear," is not "Ah, oh, no."
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  • It's a sense in which God is saying, "Do you know who I am?"
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  • That word "fear" there, don't misinterpret that.
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  • It's an awesome sense of respect that I'm dealing with God.
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  • God is in the house.
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  • God is in my life.
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  • God is in my home.
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  • God is the leader of the church through the Lord Jesus Christ.
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  • "True instructions," verse 6, "was on his mouth,
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  • and no wrong was found.
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  • He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and he turned from
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  • many iniquity."
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  • Look at verse 7, "For the lips of a priest, the lips of
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  • a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek
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  • instruction from his mouth."
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  • Now, look, this sounds awfully self-serving.
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  • You know what God's telling me here?
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  • God is reminding me, saying to me, "Listen, Don Wilton, I don't
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  • care how old you are and how long you've been around and
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  • how many people this, and how many people that.
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  • Are you absolutely certain that every child who walks up to you
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  • is drinking and taking nourishment for life away
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  • from you?"
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  • All you, salt and life, and that's true of all of us.
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  • That's jolly hard, you know, because all of us get tired, and
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  • all of us get miffed, and all of us get upset, and all of us--we
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  • are human people bound by all the things.
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  • This is a tough deal here.
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  • If there's anyone perfect listening today,
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  • let it be known.
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  • Look at verse 8, "But you have turned aside from the way.
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  • You've caused many to stumble by your instruction."
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  • Everybody, look at me.
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  • Who out there is stumbling today because of the way in which
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  • you are instructing them?
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  • Can you feel that?
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  • Phew, makes me wanna crawl out of here on my hands
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  • and my knees.
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  • And no wonder Paul said there, "But by the grace of God go I."
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  • "You've corrupted the covenant of Levi,
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  • said the Lord of hosts."
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  • Look at verse 9, "And so I make you despised and abased before
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  • all my people, inasmuch as you do not keep my ways but show
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  • partiality in your instruction."
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  • What is this Word we believe? What was Malachi saying?
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  • It was concerning God's love and concerning blemished sacrifices
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  • and concerning bold proclamation.
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  • It was concerning just a sinful nation.
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  • Look at verse 11, folks.
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  • Look at verse 11.
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  • Everybody, look at verse 11.
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  • "Judah has been faithless, and abomination has been committed
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  • in Israel and in Jerusalem.
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  • For Judah has profaned the sanctuary of the Lord, which he
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  • loves, and has married the daughter of a foreign god."
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  • Phew--
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  • this is the Word we believe concerning the judgment.
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  • Look at chapter 3, in verse 2,
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  • "But who can endure the day of his coming?"
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  • This is what the prophet is talking about.
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  • He's saying, "Listen, I've got a burden concerning this Word,
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  • and we believe this Word, and this Word is about the judgment.
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  • It's about eternal life."
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  • But he goes on.
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  • He said, "I've got a burden about this Word
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  • concerning giving."
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  • Why giving? Look at verse 3.
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  • You talk about messing with a people like us.
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  • He all of a sudden gets into our pocketbooks.
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  • There's no better way to get into and to offend believers
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  • than start talking to them about giving to God because nobody
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  • wants anybody except the IRS to tell us what to do.
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  • Look what he says.
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  • I'm reading to you from verse 6, "For I the Lord do not change.
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  • Therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.
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  • From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my
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  • statutes and have not kept them.
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  • Return to me, and I will return to you, said the Lord of hosts.
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  • But you say, 'How shall we return?'"
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  • Verse 8, "Will man rob God?"
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  • Here's the question he asks of Israel: "Do you think, man,
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  • do you think you rob God?"
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  • Would anybody dare to do that?
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  • Of course not.
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  • We're not gonna rob God.
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  • Look what he says: "Yet you are robbing me.
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  • You say, 'How have we robbed you?'
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  • You've robbed God in your tithes and your offerings."
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  • How did you do this last year?
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  • Only you can answer that.
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  • Only I can answer that.
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  • "You are cursed with a curse because you are robbing me,
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  • the whole nation of you.
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  • I'm telling you how to do this: Bring the full tithe into
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  • the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.
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  • And thereby put me to the test."
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  • I'm going to share a burden with you.
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  • I am, as your pastor, I am deeply, I am profoundly
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  • grateful for the years and years of faithful giving.
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  • Folks, you and I can do much better than we're doing.
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  • If every person who called themselves part of this church,
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  • and you in your church, just were to tithe, and not rob God,
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  • just 10% of everything you earn, can you imagine the people
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  • we could reach, the missions, the children we could feed?
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  • Can you just imagine if that's God's plan?
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  • So here's what's happened in America.
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  • We've decided, "No, no, we're not gonna do it God's way.
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  • We're gonna give wherever we want to.
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  • We're just going to go and do this and do that and do--"
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  • it is one of the most difficult things ever to deal with because
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  • there are so many wonderful places and organizations.
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  • That's "offerings." "Tithe" comes to the storehouse.
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  • That's what God says.
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  • And he says, "Test me."
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  • I invite some of you to test God.
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  • Try. Start.
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  • Say, "Man, I can never give 10% of everything I own."
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  • One of the questions I get all the time, "Is that before or
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  • after my medical expenses?"
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  • Here's your question: You want God to be involved in
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  • your medical side of your life?
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  • Yes or no?
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  • "Before or after my retirement?"
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  • You want God to be involved in your retirement?
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  • You say to him, "Look, everything except
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  • my retirement." Well, then you're on your own.
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  • And, you know, these things are burdens.
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  • This is the Word of the Lord.
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  • It's not just about giving.
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  • Do you know how many people in America just about pitch a fit
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  • when anybody starts talking about giving to the church?
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  • I'm not saying here, but across America.
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  • You can talk about giving to build 25 new colored poles
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  • that surround the mall, and everybody's in.
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  • There are lots of wonderful things, folks.
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  • Do what God's telling us to do.
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  • Just follow God.
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  • What is this, this Word we believe?
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  • It's so powerful.
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  • It's so--it's a wonderful Word, so strong.
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  • Just watch me.
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  • Just try doing it God's way.
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  • Just follow God concerning God's love, concerning blemished
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  • sacrifices, bold proclamation, concerning his Word
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  • to a sinful nation.
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  • And we are the people of God, the burden of the Word of
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  • the Lord, to this world that we care about.
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  • Why do we care?
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  • Because we know that God's people are being summoned
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  • before God's tribunal.
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  • That's why we care.
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  • We know that there are consequences for the way
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  • in which we treat God's Word.
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  • We know that eternity is at stake.
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  • I want you to know why I care.
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  • I care because I care for you.
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  • People matter.
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  • You matter to me.
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  • I love you, man.
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  • I care about you.
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  • I care for children and for marriages and for families
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  • and for our school kids and our young people.
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  • I care. It means something to me.
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  • I really love you.
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  • It matters to me.
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  • That's what Malachi is saying.
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  • There's a passion that drives him,
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  • the world we care about.
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  • It matters to me that you're not happy, my friend.
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  • That matters to me.
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  • I want you to be fulfilled.
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  • I want you to know what it means to be forgiven.
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  • That matters to me.
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  • It matters to me that you've got a hurting heart.
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  • It matters to me that your marriage is not going well.
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  • It matters to me that you're going through surgery.
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  • It matters to me that you're concerned about your children.
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  • It matters to me that you're struggling to make ends meet,
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  • but most of all, it matters to me, not because I'm standing
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  • here saying, "Well, look at me," because I'm no different to
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  • anybody else, but because I know that God loves me, and I know
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  • that Jesus has forgiven me.
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  • It is an amazing thing to think that Jesus--my life, folks, some
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  • of the stuff I've done, I am the least qualified person to stand
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  • in this pulpit, but by the grace of God, it matters.
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  • That's why we care.
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  • There's a world out there that we care about.
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  • I care. It matters to me.
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  • I'm here for you, which means we've got to close out with
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  • where he says by Malachi.
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  • It has to do with the people that we are.
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  • I'm in.
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  • I'm sorry, but you're stuck with me.
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  • You put up with me, put up with all the silliness and all the
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  • foolishness and all the fun and all the laughter, and all the
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  • struggle.
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  • We--this church is not filled with saints.
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  • Filled with sinners saved by the grace of God.
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  • We're the church where everyone can invite anyone.
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  • Come to this place to encounter the living one.
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  • There's nobody here who's more important or more up, more down.
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  • Listen, we're just a group of people who are coming into the
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  • favor of God, that God would love us.
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  • This is something we share.
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  • I want you to know, don't walk out of here and keep living like
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  • you're living.
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  • And I'm in.
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  • Are you in?
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  • Would you join me?
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  • Britt Dillard: Wow, as you've heard Dr. Don preach, I
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  • pray, like me, you hear the Holy Spirit speak through that man.
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  • He talks about "Are we living like we need to be living
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  • right now?"
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  • That could be as simple as "Man, you're a Christian, and you know
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  • you need to get back to it.
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  • You need to get back into church.
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  • You need get back, involved, and loving God on a daily basis,
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  • maybe spendin' some time, quiet time every day."
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  • But if you've not given your heart to Jesus, Doc says,
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  • "I'm in." We're in with you.
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  • You wanna give us a call?
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  • Let us pray you through the decision to say, "Yes,"
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  • to Jesus Christ.
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  • It's as simple as a prayer like this: "Lord God, I believe you.
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  • I know you died on the cross of Calvary.
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  • I confess that with my mouth, and I ask you to save me, in
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  • Jesus's name, amen."
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  • If you're ready to do that, if you just did it right now, let's
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  • talk with you.
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  • place that you'll be fed and grown and strengthened in your
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  • faith, but a place where you can roll up your sleeves
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  • and get involved.
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  • It's a part of the Christian life, loving God and loving
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  • those around us.
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  • Just know we're here for you at The Encouraging Word.
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