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June 18, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS AND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • HOW DOES A PERSON PLACE HIMSELF IN A RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD?
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  • OKAY, THAT'S NOT A QUESTION YOU HEAR MANY PEOPLE ASK TODAY.
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  • BUT IN TRUTH, A WEAK ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION PUTS OUR
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  • ENTIRE FUTURE AT RISK!
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  • DURING TODAY'S STUDY, WE'RE GOING TO OPEN OUR BIBLES TO
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  • ROMANS CHAPTER 3 TO ANSWER THE CRITICAL QUESTION ON
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  • HOW TO BECOME RIGHT WITH GOD.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS CALLED, "...AND NOW FOR THE GOSPEL"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • NEXT TO JESUS CHRIST, THE APOSTLE PAUL IS THE SINGLE
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  • MOST IMPORTANT FIGURE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
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  • AND IN DR. JEFFRESS' NEW DVD TEACHING SET,
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  • YOU'LL SEE HOW PAUL'S LIFE IS AN INSPIRING TESTIMONY
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  • OF WHAT A REDEEMED SINNER CAN DO THROUGH GOD'S AMAZING GRACE
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  • IN THE VERY PLACE WHERE PAUL CARRIED OUT
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  • HIS LIFE AND MINISTRY.
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  • REQUEST THE IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PAUL DVD TEACHING SET
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • I FEEL LIKE TODAY I NEED TO BEGIN THE MESSAGE
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  • BY OFFERING A DISCLAIMER.
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  • I NEED TO EXPLAIN TO YOU WHAT YOU ARE NOT GOING TO HEAR IN
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  • TODAY'S MESSAGE.
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  • TODAY YOU ARE NOT GOING TO HEAR FIVE SCINTILLATING SECRETS
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  • FOR A SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE.
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  • ALTHOUGH WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR TODAY IS THE BASIS FOR
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  • ANY STRONG RELATIONSHIP.
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  • NOR ARE YOU GOING TO HEAR THREE SECRETS FOR BEING
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  • SUCCESSFUL AT WORK.
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  • IN FACT TODAY'S MESSAGE, IF ANYTHING, IS ANTI-WORK.
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  • BUT WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO HEAR TODAY IS THE ANSWER TO LIFE'S
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  • MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION.
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  • IT'S THE QUESTION JOB ASKED IN JOB 9 VERSE 2,
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  • WHEN HE SAID, "HOW CAN A MAN BE RIGHT BEFORE GOD?"
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  • WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, ISN'T THAT THE BOTTOM LINE QUESTION
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  • OF ALL EXISTENCE?
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  • HOW CAN I BE IN A RIGHT-STANDING WITH GOD?
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  • NOW ADMITTEDLY THAT'S NOT A QUESTION A LOT
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  • OF PEOPLE ARE ASKING TODAY.
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  • MOST PEOPLE TODAY ARE MORE INTERESTED IN SHORT-TERM
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  • GRATIFICATION THAN THEY ARE IN ETERNAL SALVATION.
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  • BUT THAT SPIRITUAL DISINTEREST DID NOT KEEP THE APOSTLE PAUL
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  • FROM PROCLAIMING BOLDLY AND CLEARLY THE ANSWER TO LIFE'S
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  • MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION.
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  • HOW CAN A MAN BE RIGHT BEFORE GOD?
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  • AND IT'S THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION WE'RE GOING TO
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  • DISCOVER TODAY IN OUR CONTINUED STUDY OF THE BOOK OF ROMANS.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES, TURN IF YOU WOULD TO ROMANS CHAPTER 3
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  • BEGINNING WITH VERSE 21.
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  • WHICH IS THE HINGE, THE TURNING POINT INTO THE SECOND
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  • MAJOR SECTION OF ROMANS - AND THAT IS
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  • THE PROVISION FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
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  • THOSE TWO WORDS "BUT NOW" ARE THE CONTRAST BETWEEN THE WAY
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  • WE WERE APART FROM CHRIST, DEAD WITHOUT HOPE IN THIS
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  • WORLD, AND WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO US THROUGH CHRIST.
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  • AND IT IS THAT PROVISION FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT WE DISCOVER
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  • BEGINNING IN VERSE 21.
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  • THE GREAT EXPOSITOR DONALD GREY BARNHOUSE SAID THESE 11
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  • VERSES ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT 11 VERSES IN ALL OF THE BIBLE
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  • BECAUSE THESE VERSES ANSWER THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION IN
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  • ALL OF EXISTENCE: HOW CAN A PERSON BE RIGHT WITH GOD?
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  • AND HERE'S WHAT PAUL'S GOING TO ANSWER.
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  • PAUL SAYS GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS IS NOT A REWARD,
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  • BUT IT IS A GIFT TO THOSE WHO TRUST IN THE
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  • REDEMPTIVE WORK OF CHRIST.
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  • LET ME SAY IT AGAIN SO YOU CAN WRITE IT DOWN: GOD'S
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  • RIGHTEOUSNESS, A RIGHT-STANDING WITH GOD,
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  • IS NOT A REWARD - IT IS A GIFT TO THOSE WHO TRUST IN THE
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  • REDEMPTIVE WORK OF CHRIST.
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  • NOW LET'S SEE HOW PAUL DEVELOPS THAT TRUTH.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, BEGINNING IN VERSE 21,
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  • THE REALITY OF GOD'S GIFT.
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  • NOW, ADMITTEDLY, THESE FIRST SIX VERSES - VERSES 21 TO
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  • 26 - ARE VERY COMPLICATED VERSES TO UNDERSTAND.
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  • SO I'M GOING TO HELP UNPACK THEM FOR YOU THIS MORNING BY
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  • GIVING YOU THREE STATEMENTS THAT SUMMARIZE
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  • THESE FIRST SIX VERSES.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, PAUL SAYS GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS
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  • IS OFFERED AS A GIFT.
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  • GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS, A RIGHT-STANDING WITH GOD,
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  • IS OFFERED AS A GIFT.
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  • LOOK AT VERSES 21 TO 23, "BUT NOW APART FROM THE LAW," I WANT
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  • YOU TO UNDERLINE THAT, "APART FROM THE LAW THE RIGHTEOUSNESS
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  • OF GOD HAS BEEN MANIFESTED, BEING WITNESSED BY THE LAW AND
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  • THE PROPHETS, EVEN THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD THROUGH
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  • FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST FOR ALL THOSE WHO BELIEVE.
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  • FOR THERE IS NO DISTINCTION; FOR ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALL
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  • SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD."
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  • REMEMBER PAUL HAS JUST SAID EARLIER IN THE FIRST TWO AND A
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  • HALF CHAPTERS: NO ONE HAS ANY RIGHTEOUSNESS.
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  • NONE OF US IS IN A RIGHT-STANDING BEFORE GOD.
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  • AND NOT ONLY THAT - THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN DO TO EARN A
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  • RIGHT-STANDING BEFORE GOD.
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  • WE CANNOT EARN GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS,
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  • BUT PAUL SAYS GOD OFFERS HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS AS A GIFT.
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  • AND WHEN WE TRUST IN CHRIST AS OUR SAVIOR,
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  • GOD WRAPS US IN THE RIGHTEOUSNESS
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  • THAT BELONGS TO CHRIST JESUS.
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  • AND WHEN GOD LOOKS AT US, HE NO LONGER SEES OUR
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  • UNRIGHTEOUSNESS - HE SEES THE PERFECTION OF HIS SON.
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  • AND THAT'S WHY PAUL PRAYED IN PHILIPPIANS CHAPTER 3,
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  • "MY PRAYER IS THAT I MIGHT BE FOUND IN HIM,
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  • NOT HAVING A RIGHTEOUSNESS OF MY OWN DERIVED FROM THE LAW,
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  • BUT THAT RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH COMES FROM GOD ON
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  • THE BASIS OF FAITH IN CHRIST."
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  • THAT'S WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT IN VERSE 21 HERE.
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  • HE SAYS THE RIGHTEOUSNESS GOD OFFERS IS APART FROM THE LAW.
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  • APART FROM THE LAW.
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  • IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH KEEPING THE LAW.
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  • AND NOT ONLY THAT, NOT ONLY IS IT APART FROM THE LAW,
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  • BUT IT IS A RIGHTEOUSNESS - LOOK AT THIS,
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  • VERSE 21, THAT WAS, "WITNESSED BY THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS."
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  • YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE GREATEST MISNOMERS ABOUT CHRISTIANITY
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  • AND THE BIBLE IS THIS: SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE: WELL IN THE
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  • OLD TESTAMENT PEOPLE WERE SAVED BY WORKS;
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  • AND IN THE NEW TESTAMENT PEOPLE ARE SAVED BY FAITH IN CHRIST.
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  • NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.
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  • SALVATION HAS ALWAYS BEEN OFFERED AS A GIFT,
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  • NOT A REWARD.
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT PAUL IS SAYING HERE.
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  • THIS PLAN IS NOTHING NEW; IT WAS WITNESSED TO BY THE LAW
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  • AND THE PROPHETS.
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  • WHAT PAUL IS SAYING IS IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN GOD'S PLAN THAT
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  • HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS WOULD NEVER BE A REWARD -
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  • IT WOULD BE A GIFT FROM HIM.
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  • SECONDLY, NOTICE THAT GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS IS BASED ON THE
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  • WORK OF CHRIST.
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  • IT'S OFFERED AS A GIFT, BUT IT IS BASED ON THE WORK OF CHRIST.
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  • ANOTHER GREAT MISUNDERSTANDING ABOUT SALVATION IS THIS,
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  • AND THAT IS PEOPLE THINK: WELL,
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  • WHEN GOD FORGIVES YOU, WHAT IT MEANS IS GOD
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  • OVERLOOKS YOUR SIN.
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  • HE TURNS THE OTHER WAY.
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  • HE PLAYS LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED.
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  • A HOLY GOD, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
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  • CANNOT DO THAT.
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  • GOD SAID THE SOUL THAT SINS SHALL DIE.
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  • OUR SIN CREATES A DEBT THAT HAS TO BE SATISFIED.
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  • YOU SAY: WELL, WHAT ABOUT VERSE 25 HERE THAT SAYS,
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  • "IN THE FORBEARANCE OF GOD HE PASSED OVER SINS
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  • PREVIOUSLY COMMITTED."
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  • THAT WAS ONLY FOR A SHORT TIME.
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  • YES, GOD PASSED OVER SINS FOR A WHILE UNTIL CHRIST CAME AND
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  • THE FULL WRATH OF GOD WAS POURED OUT ON CHRIST WHO HAD
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  • TO SATISFY THAT DEBT.
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  • I WANT YOU TO NOTICE IN THIS PASSAGE THERE ARE THREE WORDS
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  • THAT DESCRIBE EXACTLY WHAT CHRIST DID FOR US
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  • TO SATISFY THAT SIN-DEBT.
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  • THREE WORDS AND YOU FIND THEM ALL IN VERSES 24, 25, AND 26.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THE WORD "REDEMPTION."
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 24, "BEING JUSTIFIED AS A GIFT BY HIS
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  • GRACE THROUGH THE REDEMPTION WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS."
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  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE BIBLE TELLS US THAT WHEN WE
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  • WERE BORN INTO THIS WORLD, WE WERE BORN
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  • INTO SATAN'S SLAVE MARKET.
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  • HE WAS OUR OWNER.
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  • HE HAD FULL RIGHTS OVER US.
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  • HE IS FREE TO ABUSE, TO TORTURE, TO KILL WHOMEVER
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  • HE WANTS TO; AND WE WERE ALL
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  • IN THAT DESPERATE CONDITION.
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  • BUT GOD FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN THE GREAT LOVE WITH WHICH
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  • HE LOVED US, HE SENT HIS SON JESUS TO BE THE RANSOM,
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  • THE PAYMENT FOR OUR SINS; AND JESUS CHRIST HAS REDEEMED US.
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  • BY HIS BLOOD HE HAS PURCHASED US,
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  • AND DELIVERED US OUT OF SATAN'S SIN-MARKET INTO THE
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  • PRESENCE OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • THERE'S A SECOND WORD HE USES IN THIS PASSAGE TO DESCRIBE
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  • CHRIST'S WORK FOR US, AND THAT'S THE WORD
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  • "PROPITIATION."
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  • PROPITIATION.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 25, TALKING ABOUT JESUS,
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  • "WHOM GOD DISPLAYED PUBLICLY AS A PROPITIATION
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  • IN HIS BLOOD THROUGH FAITH.
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  • THIS WAS TO DEMONSTRATE HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS,
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  • BECAUSE IN THE FORBEARANCE OF GOD HE PASSED OVER THE SINS
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  • PREVIOUSLY COMMITTED."
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  • NOW THAT WORD "PROPITIATION," IT SIMPLY MEANS - WRITE DOWN
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  • THE WORD - SATISFACTION.
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  • CHRIST SATISFIED THE REQUIREMENTS OF GOD.
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  • IN ALL THE OTHER RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD IT IS MAN WHO IS
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  • TRYING TO PROPITIATE AND APPEASE A GOD.
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  • BUT ONLY IN CHRISTIANITY DO WE FIND THE FACT THAT WE ARE
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  • INCAPABLE OF SATISFYING THE REQUIREMENTS OF GOD - IT IS
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  • CHRIST WHO SATISFIES THE DEMANDS OF GOD.
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  • JESUS CHRIST WAS THAT PERFECT SACRIFICE.
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  • AND NOT ONLY WAS HE THE SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS,
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  • HE IS THE ONE WHO OFFERED THE SACRIFICE.
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  • REMEMBER IN THE OLD TESTAMENT THE HIGH PRIEST HAD TO COME IN
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  • EVERY YEAR; YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR TO MAKE
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  • THE SAME SACRIFICE.
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  • COUNTLESS ANIMALS WERE SACRIFICED.
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  • THE PRIEST WOULD DIE, AND THERE'D BE A NEW HIGH PRIEST.
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  • BUT LISTEN TO WHAT THE WRITER OF HEBREWS SAYS THE PERFECT
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  • HIGH PRIEST JESUS DID FOR US.
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  • IN HEBREWS 9 VERSES 11 TO 12 THE WRITER SAYS,
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  • "BUT WHEN CHRIST APPEARED AS A HIGH PRIEST OF THE GOOD THINGS
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  • TO COME, HE ENTERED THROUGH A GREATER AND MORE PERFECT
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  • TABERNACLE, ONE NOT MADE WITH HANDS,
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  • BUT ETERNAL IN THE HEAVENS.
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  • AND NOT THROUGH THE BLOOD OF GOATS AND CALVES,
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  • BUT THROUGH HIS OWN BLOOD, HE ENTERED THE HOLY PLACE ONCE
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  • FOR ALL, HAVING OBTAINED ETERNAL REDEMPTION."
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  • THAT OLD TESTAMENT SACRIFICE, THE TEMPLE,
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  • THE TABERNACLE, THEY WERE JUST A PICTURE OF WHAT IS IN HEAVEN
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  • IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
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  • AND WHEN JESUS DIED AND ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN,
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  • HE ENTERED THROUGH THAT HOLY OF HOLIES INTO THE PRESENCE OF
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  • GOD, AND HE MADE THE ETERNAL ONE-TIME SACRIFICE
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  • FOR OUR REDEMPTION.
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  • AND THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO ADD TO IT.
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  • THAT'S WHAT JESUS CHRIST HAS DONE FOR US.
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  • HE HAS REDEEMED US.
  • 00:11:34.220 --> 00:11:36.020
  • HE HAS PROPITIATED GOD, AND NUMBER THREE:
  • 00:11:36.030 --> 00:11:38.230
  • HE HAS JUSTIFIED US.
  • 00:11:38.240 --> 00:11:40.270
  • BUT YOU KNOW THESE WORDS "REDEMPTION," "PROPITIATION,"
  • 00:11:40.280 --> 00:11:44.040
  • THEY AREN'T USED THAT MUCH IN THE NEW TESTAMENT;
  • 00:11:44.050 --> 00:11:46.260
  • BUT THE WORD "JUSTIFICATION" - THAT IS A WORD THAT IS USED
  • 00:11:46.270 --> 00:11:50.270
  • 200 TIMES IN THE GREEK NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 00:11:50.280 --> 00:11:53.280
  • WHAT IS JUSTIFICATION?
  • 00:11:53.290 --> 00:11:55.060
  • I WANT YOU TO WRITE THIS DOWN: JUSTIFICATION IS THE SOVEREIGN
  • 00:11:55.070 --> 00:11:59.070
  • ACT OF GOD BY WHICH HE DECLARES A SINFUL PERSON
  • 00:11:59.080 --> 00:12:03.200
  • TO BE RIGHTEOUS.
  • 00:12:03.210 --> 00:12:05.060
  • JUSTIFICATION IS THE SOVEREIGN ACT OF GOD BY WHICH HE
  • 00:12:05.070 --> 00:12:08.170
  • DECLARES A SINFUL PERSON TO BE RIGHTEOUS.
  • 00:12:08.180 --> 00:12:12.230
  • IT IS A LEGAL TERM.
  • 00:12:12.240 --> 00:12:13.290
  • IT'S THE SAME TERM A JUDGE USES WHEN HE SLAMS DOWN THE
  • 00:12:14.000 --> 00:12:17.280
  • GAVEL, AND SAYS: NOT GUILTY.
  • 00:12:17.290 --> 00:12:21.160
  • THE REASON GOD DECLARES ME NOT GUILTY IS BECAUSE I AM
  • 00:12:21.170 --> 00:12:27.050
  • NOT GUILTY IF I'VE TRUSTED IN CHRIST AS SAVIOR.
  • 00:12:27.060 --> 00:12:29.280
  • ISN'T THAT GREAT?
  • 00:12:29.290 --> 00:12:31.120
  • HE'S NOT PRETENDING THAT SOMETHING IS TRUE
  • 00:12:31.130 --> 00:12:33.040
  • THAT ISN'T TRUE.
  • 00:12:33.050 --> 00:12:34.090
  • GOD SAYS WHEN YOU TRUST IN THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF CHRIST,
  • 00:12:34.100 --> 00:12:37.000
  • GOD SLAMS THAT GAVEL DOWN IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:12:37.010 --> 00:12:39.030
  • AND DECLARES YOU NOT GUILTY.
  • 00:12:39.040 --> 00:12:42.060
  • THAT'S WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR US THROUGH CHRIST.
  • 00:12:42.070 --> 00:12:45.270
  • WHAT IS PAUL SAYING IN THIS CHAPTER?
  • 00:12:45.280 --> 00:12:47.140
  • HE IS SAYING, FIRST OF ALL, GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • 00:12:47.150 --> 00:12:50.090
  • IS OFFERED AS A GIFT.
  • 00:12:50.100 --> 00:12:52.080
  • SECONDLY, IT IS BASED ON CHRIST'S WORK.
  • 00:12:52.090 --> 00:12:55.050
  • NUMBER THREE, AND THIS IS SO KEY,
  • 00:12:55.060 --> 00:12:57.090
  • GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS IS RECEIVED THROUGH FAITH.
  • 00:12:57.100 --> 00:13:01.190
  • IT IS RECEIVED THROUGH FAITH.
  • 00:13:01.200 --> 00:13:03.180
  • LOOK AT VERSE 26, "FOR THE DEMONSTRATION,
  • 00:13:03.190 --> 00:13:06.100
  • I SAY, OF HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS AT THE PRESENT TIME,
  • 00:13:06.110 --> 00:13:09.190
  • THAT HE MIGHT BE JUST AND THE JUSTIFIER OF
  • 00:13:09.200 --> 00:13:13.170
  • THE ONE WHO HAS FAITH IN JESUS."
  • 00:13:13.180 --> 00:13:16.250
  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE SAVING FAITH?
  • 00:13:16.260 --> 00:13:20.200
  • IF FAITH IS THE WAY I RECEIVE GOD'S FORGIVENESS,
  • 00:13:20.210 --> 00:13:23.080
  • WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
  • 00:13:23.090 --> 00:13:24.130
  • NOW I WANT YOU TO LISTEN TO ME AS CAREFULLY AS YOU'VE
  • 00:13:24.140 --> 00:13:26.200
  • LISTENED TO ME THIS WHOLE MORNING.
  • 00:13:26.210 --> 00:13:28.050
  • IF YOU HAVEN'T LISTENED, START LISTENING BECAUSE WHAT I'M
  • 00:13:28.060 --> 00:13:31.250
  • ABOUT TO EXPLAIN TO YOU IN THE NEXT FIVE MINUTES WILL
  • 00:13:31.260 --> 00:13:35.230
  • DETERMINE WHETHER YOU SPEND ETERNITY IN HEAVEN OR HELL.
  • 00:13:35.240 --> 00:13:39.110
  • THAT'S HOW CRUCIAL IT IS.
  • 00:13:39.120 --> 00:13:41.200
  • WHAT DO WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY: FAITH IS THE MEANS
  • 00:13:41.210 --> 00:13:46.090
  • BY WHICH I'M SAVED?
  • 00:13:46.100 --> 00:13:48.210
  • WRITE THIS DOWN: FAITH IS NOT THE BASIS OF MY SALVATION,
  • 00:13:48.220 --> 00:13:56.290
  • IT IS THE CHANNEL THROUGH WHICH I RECEIVE SALVATION.
  • 00:13:57.000 --> 00:14:01.070
  • LET ME SAY IT AGAIN: FAITH IS NOT THE BASIS OF MY SALVATION,
  • 00:14:01.080 --> 00:14:06.260
  • IT IS THE CHANNEL THROUGH WHICH I RECEIVE SALVATION.
  • 00:14:06.270 --> 00:14:11.010
  • LET ME ILLUSTRATE THAT FOR YOU IF I CAN.
  • 00:14:11.020 --> 00:14:14.070
  • IN YOUR HOUSE BEHIND YOUR TELEVISION SET IS PROBABLY A
  • 00:14:14.080 --> 00:14:17.190
  • CABLE SOMEWHAT LIKE THIS.
  • 00:14:17.200 --> 00:14:20.010
  • I HOPE I KNOW HOW TO REATTACH THIS WHEN I GET HOME,
  • 00:14:20.020 --> 00:14:22.110
  • BUT ANYWAY, YOU'VE GOT A CABLE LIKE THIS.
  • 00:14:22.120 --> 00:14:26.150
  • FOR ME TO SEE A TELEVISION PROGRAM,
  • 00:14:26.160 --> 00:14:29.150
  • IT MEANS FIRST OF ALL, ONE END HAS TO BE CONNECTED TO A
  • 00:14:29.160 --> 00:14:33.140
  • TRANSMITTER, A CABLE BOX.
  • 00:14:33.150 --> 00:14:35.230
  • AND THE OTHER END OF IT HAS TO BE PLUGGED INTO A
  • 00:14:35.240 --> 00:14:37.290
  • RECEIVER, A TELEVISION SET.
  • 00:14:38.000 --> 00:14:40.240
  • THIS CABLE DOESN'T PRODUCE ANYTHING; IT IS SIMPLY A
  • 00:14:40.250 --> 00:14:45.060
  • CHANNEL THROUGH WHICH I SEE WHAT IS PRODUCED.
  • 00:14:45.070 --> 00:14:48.030
  • NOW SAVING FAITH IS THE SAME WAY.
  • 00:14:48.040 --> 00:14:51.040
  • YOU KNOW IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW LONG THIS CABLE IS,
  • 00:14:51.050 --> 00:14:53.160
  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET A TELEVISION PROGRAM OUT OF IT;
  • 00:14:53.170 --> 00:14:56.180
  • AND IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MUCH FAITH YOU HAVE - FAITH ALONE
  • 00:14:56.190 --> 00:15:01.060
  • SAVES NO ONE.
  • 00:15:01.070 --> 00:15:03.040
  • INSTEAD, FAITH IS THE CHANNEL THROUGH WHICH
  • 00:15:03.050 --> 00:15:06.010
  • I RECEIVE GOD'S SALVATION.
  • 00:15:06.020 --> 00:15:08.080
  • ON ONE END IT HAS TO BE ATTACHED TO GOD.
  • 00:15:08.090 --> 00:15:11.010
  • ON THE OTHER END IT HAS TO BE PLUGGED IN MY OWN HEART.
  • 00:15:11.020 --> 00:15:14.000
  • AND IT IS ONLY WHEN I HAVE SAVING FAITH IN CHRIST THAT
  • 00:15:14.010 --> 00:15:18.150
  • CHRIST'S SALVATION IS POURED INTO MY LIFE.
  • 00:15:18.160 --> 00:15:22.120
  • ISN'T THAT WHAT EPHESIANS 2:8-9 SAYS?
  • 00:15:22.130 --> 00:15:25.200
  • FOR BY FAITH YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED - THAT'S NOT WHAT IT SAYS.
  • 00:15:25.210 --> 00:15:30.100
  • EPHESIANS 2:8 SAYS, "FOR BY GRACE YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED
  • 00:15:30.110 --> 00:15:35.140
  • THROUGH FAITH."
  • 00:15:35.150 --> 00:15:36.290
  • GRACE THROUGH FAITH IS THE WAY I'M SAVED.
  • 00:15:37.000 --> 00:15:40.130
  • AND THAT'S WHY PAUL IS SAYING IN THIS PASSAGE GOD'S GIFT OF
  • 00:15:40.140 --> 00:15:43.110
  • RIGHTEOUSNESS IS RECEIVED THROUGH FAITH.
  • 00:15:43.120 --> 00:15:47.010
  • NOW WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE SAVING FAITH?
  • 00:15:47.020 --> 00:15:49.180
  • WRITE THESE TWO THINGS DOWN FIRST OF ALL,
  • 00:15:49.190 --> 00:15:51.070
  • SAVING FAITH DEMANDS TRUTH.
  • 00:15:51.080 --> 00:15:54.240
  • SAVING FAITH DEMANDS TRUTH.
  • 00:15:54.250 --> 00:15:56.220
  • JUST AS THAT CABLE IS ONLY AS EFFECTIVE AS THE OBJECT TO
  • 00:15:56.230 --> 00:16:00.030
  • WHICH IT'S ATTACHED, THE TRANSMITTER BOX,
  • 00:16:00.040 --> 00:16:02.270
  • SO MY FAITH IS ONLY AS GOOD AS THE OBJECT TO
  • 00:16:02.280 --> 00:16:05.240
  • WHICH IT'S ATTACHED.
  • 00:16:05.250 --> 00:16:07.140
  • IT'S THE OBJECT OF FAITH THAT COUNTS,
  • 00:16:07.150 --> 00:16:09.230
  • AND IN THIS CASE IT'S CHRIST'S REDEMPTIVE WORK.
  • 00:16:09.240 --> 00:16:12.200
  • FAITH DEMANDS TRUTH.
  • 00:16:12.210 --> 00:16:15.110
  • IT DEMANDS TRUTH.
  • 00:16:15.120 --> 00:16:16.150
  • BUT SECONDLY, SAVING FAITH DEMANDS TRUST.
  • 00:16:16.160 --> 00:16:20.230
  • IT DEMANDS TRUST.
  • 00:16:20.240 --> 00:16:22.180
  • NOW DON'T MISS THIS TRUTH.
  • 00:16:22.190 --> 00:16:24.080
  • YOU CAN BELIEVE INTELLECTUALLY ALL YOU WANT TO THAT JESUS
  • 00:16:24.090 --> 00:16:26.230
  • CHRIST IS YOUR SAVIOR, BUT HE DOESN'T SAVE YOU UNTIL YOU
  • 00:16:26.240 --> 00:16:32.110
  • THROW YOURSELF COMPLETELY UPON HIM AND SAY: GOD,
  • 00:16:32.120 --> 00:16:36.240
  • I KNOW I CAN'T SAVE MYSELF.
  • 00:16:36.250 --> 00:16:38.200
  • I BELIEVE THAT ONLY JESUS IS CAPABLE OF SAVING ME,
  • 00:16:38.210 --> 00:16:42.140
  • AND WHEN I STAND BEFORE YOU ONE DAY,
  • 00:16:42.150 --> 00:16:44.040
  • I'M TRUSTING IN HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS ALONE SO THAT I
  • 00:16:44.050 --> 00:16:48.210
  • MIGHT BE FAULTLESS BEFORE THE THRONE.
  • 00:16:48.220 --> 00:16:50.160
  • IT IS ONLY AT THAT POINT WHEN YOU'RE COMPLETELY THROWING
  • 00:16:50.170 --> 00:16:54.070
  • YOURSELF ON CHRIST'S WORK FOR YOU THAT YOU'RE SAVED.
  • 00:16:54.080 --> 00:16:57.230
  • IT'S NOT HAVING ONE FOOT OUT, AND ONE FOOT IN.
  • 00:16:57.240 --> 00:16:59.270
  • IT'S NOT SAYING: OK, I BELIEVE THAT CHRIST DIED FOR ME,
  • 00:16:59.280 --> 00:17:02.030
  • BUT I'M ALSO TRUSTING IN MY GOOD WORKS,
  • 00:17:02.040 --> 00:17:04.020
  • MY CHURCH MEMBERSHIP, MY BAPTISM,
  • 00:17:04.030 --> 00:17:05.230
  • MY FAMILY HERITAGE.
  • 00:17:05.240 --> 00:17:06.220
  • NO, IT'S ONLY WHEN YOU TRUST COMPLETELY,
  • 00:17:06.230 --> 00:17:10.000
  • SOLELY ON THE FINISHED WORK OF CHRIST.
  • 00:17:10.010 --> 00:17:13.140
  • WHAT IS PAUL SAYING TO US ABOUT THE REALITY
  • 00:17:13.150 --> 00:17:15.110
  • OF GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS?
  • 00:17:15.120 --> 00:17:16.110
  • FIRST OF ALL, IT'S OFFERED AS A GIFT.
  • 00:17:16.120 --> 00:17:18.080
  • SECONDLY, IT'S BASED ON CHRIST'S WORK.
  • 00:17:18.090 --> 00:17:20.060
  • AND THIRDLY, IT IS RECEIVED THROUGH FAITH.
  • 00:17:20.070 --> 00:17:24.230
  • NOW WHAT'S THE RESULT OF THAT TRUTH?
  • 00:17:24.240 --> 00:17:26.230
  • WHAT'S THE RESULT OF GOD'S GIFT?
  • 00:17:26.240 --> 00:17:28.250
  • LOOK AT WHAT PAUL SAYS BEGINNING IN VERSE 27.
  • 00:17:28.260 --> 00:17:31.070
  • FIRST OF ALL, THE FACT THAT SALVATION IS NOT A REWARD BUT
  • 00:17:31.080 --> 00:17:34.200
  • A GIFT DEMANDS HUMILITY.
  • 00:17:34.210 --> 00:17:38.000
  • LOOK AT VERSE 27, "WHERE THEN IS BOASTING?
  • 00:17:38.010 --> 00:17:41.250
  • IT IS EXCLUDED.
  • 00:17:41.260 --> 00:17:43.090
  • BY WHAT KIND OF LAW?
  • 00:17:43.100 --> 00:17:44.130
  • OF WORKS?
  • 00:17:44.140 --> 00:17:45.200
  • NO, BUT BY A LAW OF FAITH."
  • 00:17:45.210 --> 00:17:49.080
  • CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW MISERABLE HEAVEN WOULD BE IF WE ALL
  • 00:17:49.090 --> 00:17:53.170
  • WORKED TO GET THERE?
  • 00:17:53.180 --> 00:17:56.070
  • IF HEAVEN WERE A RESULT OF WORKS,
  • 00:17:56.080 --> 00:17:59.020
  • ALL WE WOULD DO IS BRAG TO ONE ANOTHER ABOUT WHAT
  • 00:17:59.030 --> 00:18:01.280
  • WE DID TO GET THERE.
  • 00:18:01.290 --> 00:18:03.210
  • YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:18:03.220 --> 00:18:06.100
  • THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME PEOPLE YOU'RE GOING TO BE
  • 00:18:06.110 --> 00:18:07.200
  • SURPRISED TO SEE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:18:07.210 --> 00:18:10.170
  • HOW IN THE WORLD DID HE MAKE IT THERE?
  • 00:18:10.180 --> 00:18:14.110
  • AND THERE ARE EVEN SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO BE MORE
  • 00:18:14.120 --> 00:18:15.270
  • SURPRISED TO SEE YOU THERE.
  • 00:18:15.280 --> 00:18:17.090
  • 00:18:17.100 --> 00:18:19.130
  • THE FACT THAT YOU MADE IT THERE IS SIMPLY
  • 00:18:19.140 --> 00:18:22.040
  • AND SOLELY BY GOD'S GRACE.
  • 00:18:22.050 --> 00:18:26.010
  • THE FACT THAT SALVATION IS NOT A REWARD BUT A GIFT - IT
  • 00:18:26.020 --> 00:18:29.080
  • DEMANDS HUMILITY.
  • 00:18:29.090 --> 00:18:30.210
  • SECONDLY, IT DEMOCRATIZES SALVATION.
  • 00:18:30.220 --> 00:18:33.180
  • THAT'S WHAT HE SAYS IN VERSES 29-30,
  • 00:18:33.190 --> 00:18:36.020
  • "OR IS GOD THE GOD OF JEWS ONLY?
  • 00:18:36.030 --> 00:18:38.170
  • IS HE NOT THE GOD OF THE GENTILES ALSO?
  • 00:18:38.180 --> 00:18:40.190
  • YES, OF GENTILES ALSO, SINCE INDEED GOD WHO WILL JUSTIFY
  • 00:18:40.200 --> 00:18:45.060
  • THE CIRCUMCISED BY FAITH AND THE UNCIRCUMCISED
  • 00:18:45.070 --> 00:18:48.070
  • THROUGH FAITH IS ONE."
  • 00:18:48.080 --> 00:18:50.240
  • WHAT PAUL IS SAYING IS THE FACT THAT SALVATION IS A GIFT
  • 00:18:50.250 --> 00:18:53.050
  • MEANS ANYBODY CAN RECEIVE IT, EVERYBODY IS
  • 00:18:53.060 --> 00:18:56.110
  • WELCOMED INTO HEAVEN.
  • 00:18:56.120 --> 00:18:58.140
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THE FACT THAT SALVATION HAS BEEN OFFERED AS
  • 00:18:58.150 --> 00:19:01.270
  • A GIFT DEMOCRATIZES SALVATION.
  • 00:19:01.280 --> 00:19:04.260
  • IT'S FOR EVERYONE.
  • 00:19:04.270 --> 00:19:07.080
  • AND FINALLY HE SAYS IT DEMONSTRATES GOD'S JUSTICE.
  • 00:19:07.090 --> 00:19:11.060
  • THE FACT THAT SALVATION IS NOT A REWARD ACTUALLY IS A
  • 00:19:11.070 --> 00:19:14.050
  • DEMONSTRATION OF GOD'S JUSTICE.
  • 00:19:14.060 --> 00:19:15.180
  • LOOK AT VERSE 31, "DO WE THEN NULLIFY THE LAW THROUGH FAITH?
  • 00:19:15.190 --> 00:19:20.010
  • MAY IT NEVER BE!
  • 00:19:20.020 --> 00:19:21.010
  • ON THE CONTRARY, WE ESTABLISH THE LAW."
  • 00:19:21.020 --> 00:19:24.010
  • YOU SEE, SOME PEOPLE WERE PERVERTING THIS DOCTRINE OF
  • 00:19:24.020 --> 00:19:26.220
  • GRACE AND SAYING: WELL, GRACE MUST MEAN THAT
  • 00:19:26.230 --> 00:19:29.260
  • GOD'S LAW IS UNIMPORTANT.
  • 00:19:29.270 --> 00:19:31.250
  • IF GOD FORGIVES THE UNRIGHTEOUS OF THEIR SIN,
  • 00:19:31.260 --> 00:19:35.170
  • MAYBE GOD DOESN'T CARE ABOUT HIS LAW.
  • 00:19:35.180 --> 00:19:37.050
  • NO, JUST THE OPPOSITE.
  • 00:19:37.060 --> 00:19:39.200
  • THE FACT THAT GOD SAVES US BY GRACE SHOWS
  • 00:19:39.210 --> 00:19:42.080
  • HOW IMPORTANT THE LAW IS.
  • 00:19:42.090 --> 00:19:44.050
  • THE FACT THAT SALVATION IS NOT A REWARD BUT A
  • 00:19:44.060 --> 00:19:47.170
  • GIFT DEMANDS HUMILITY.
  • 00:19:47.180 --> 00:19:51.220
  • NOT ONLY DOES IT DEMAND HUMILITY,
  • 00:19:51.230 --> 00:19:53.090
  • IT DEMOCRATIZES SALVATION, AND IT DEMONSTRATES
  • 00:19:53.100 --> 00:19:56.120
  • THE JUSTICE OF GOD.
  • 00:19:56.130 --> 00:19:58.130
  • THERE WAS AN 18TH CENTURY POET,
  • 00:20:00.070 --> 00:20:03.020
  • A GIFTED POET NAMED WILLIAM COWPER WHO SUFFERED
  • 00:20:03.030 --> 00:20:06.080
  • A TERRIBLE CHILDHOOD.
  • 00:20:06.090 --> 00:20:08.060
  • WHEN HE WAS 6 YEARS OLD, HIS MOTHER DIED,
  • 00:20:08.070 --> 00:20:10.030
  • AND HE WAS BUNDLED UP AND SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL WHERE HE
  • 00:20:10.040 --> 00:20:13.180
  • WAS BULLIED BY OTHER BOYS AND ABUSED.
  • 00:20:13.190 --> 00:20:16.260
  • AND BY THE TIME HE WAS A YOUNG MAN,
  • 00:20:16.270 --> 00:20:19.200
  • 25 YEARS OLD, HE HAD A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN.
  • 00:20:19.210 --> 00:20:23.050
  • AND IN 1756 WILLIAM COWPER WAS SENT TO AN ASYLUM.
  • 00:20:23.060 --> 00:20:27.130
  • NOW IF YOU WERE LIVING IN THE 1700S,
  • 00:20:27.140 --> 00:20:30.140
  • AN ASYLUM, A MENTAL ASYLUM WAS THE WORST PLACE AND THE LAST
  • 00:20:30.150 --> 00:20:34.170
  • PLACE YOU WOULD WANT TO BE SENT.
  • 00:20:34.180 --> 00:20:36.200
  • THE DOCTORS THERE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO;
  • 00:20:36.210 --> 00:20:39.090
  • THEY WERE TREATED LIKE INMATES IN A PRISON.
  • 00:20:39.100 --> 00:20:43.050
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WILLIAM COWPER,
  • 00:20:43.060 --> 00:20:44.290
  • THIS YOUNG 25-YEAR-OLD MAN WOULD SHOUT OUT - HE COULD BE
  • 00:20:45.000 --> 00:20:48.030
  • HEARD BY OTHER PATIENTS - SHOUTING OUT: MY SIN!
  • 00:20:48.040 --> 00:20:51.000
  • MY SIN!
  • 00:20:51.010 --> 00:20:52.180
  • WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT MY SIN?
  • 00:20:52.190 --> 00:20:54.060
  • IF ONLY THERE WERE A FOUNTAIN TO CLEANSE ME OF MY SIN.
  • 00:20:54.070 --> 00:20:58.250
  • BUT HE KNEW OF NO SUCH FOUNTAIN UNTIL A CHRISTIAN
  • 00:20:58.260 --> 00:21:02.020
  • DOCTOR THERE, DR. COTTON INTRODUCED HIM
  • 00:21:02.030 --> 00:21:04.230
  • TO FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:21:04.240 --> 00:21:07.200
  • WILLIAM COWPER WROTE ABOUT THAT EXPERIENCE OF COMING TO CHRIST.
  • 00:21:07.210 --> 00:21:11.090
  • LISTEN TO HIS TESTIMONY.
  • 00:21:11.100 --> 00:21:13.070
  • HE SAID, "THE HAPPY PERIOD WHICH WAS TO SHAKE OFF MY
  • 00:21:13.080 --> 00:21:16.060
  • FETTERS AND AFFORD ME A CLEAR OPENING OF THE FREE MERCY OF
  • 00:21:16.070 --> 00:21:20.140
  • GOD IN CHRIST HAD NOW ARRIVED.
  • 00:21:20.150 --> 00:21:23.140
  • I FLUNG MYSELF INTO A CHAIR NEAR THE WINDOW.
  • 00:21:23.150 --> 00:21:26.280
  • AND SEEING A BIBLE THERE VENTURED ONCE MORE TO APPLY TO
  • 00:21:26.290 --> 00:21:30.090
  • IT FOR COMFORT AND INSTRUCTION.
  • 00:21:30.100 --> 00:21:33.010
  • THE FIRST VERSES I SAW WERE IN THE THIRD CHAPTER OF ROMANS."
  • 00:21:33.020 --> 00:21:37.040
  • THE PASSAGE WE JUST READ, 'BEING JUSTIFIED FREELY BY
  • 00:21:37.050 --> 00:21:40.290
  • HIS GRACE THROUGH THE REDEMPTION THAT IS IN CHRIST
  • 00:21:41.000 --> 00:21:43.230
  • JESUS; WHOM GOD HAD SET FORTH TO BE A PROPITIATION THROUGH
  • 00:21:43.240 --> 00:21:48.130
  • FAITH IN HIS BLOOD; TO MANIFEST HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.'
  • 00:21:48.140 --> 00:21:53.110
  • IMMEDIATELY I RECEIVED STRENGTH TO BELIEVE,
  • 00:21:53.120 --> 00:21:56.160
  • AND THE FULL BEAMS OF THE SON OF RIGHTEOUSNESS SHONE ON ME.
  • 00:21:56.170 --> 00:22:00.250
  • I SAW THE SUFFICIENCY OF THE ATONEMENT HE HAD MADE.
  • 00:22:00.260 --> 00:22:04.180
  • MY PARDON IN HIS BLOOD, AND THE FULLNESS AND COMPLETENESS
  • 00:22:04.190 --> 00:22:08.210
  • OF HIS JUSTIFICATION.
  • 00:22:08.220 --> 00:22:10.240
  • IN A MOMENT I BELIEVED, AND I RECEIVED THE GOSPEL."
  • 00:22:10.250 --> 00:22:16.200
  • YEARS LATER WILLIAM COWPER USED THAT EXPERIENCE TO WRITE
  • 00:22:16.210 --> 00:22:21.050
  • THOSE BELOVED WORDS: THERE IS A FOUNTAIN FILLED WITH BLOOD
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  • DRAWN FROM EMMANUEL'S VEINS; AND SINNERS PLUNGED BENEATH
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  • THAT FLOOD; LOSE ALL THEIR GUILTY STAIN;
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  • THE DYING THIEF REJOICED TO SEE THAT FOUNTAIN IN HIS DAY;
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  • AND THERE MAY I THOUGH VILE AS HE WASH ALL MY SINS AWAY.
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  • GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS IS NOT A REWARD BUT A GIFT TO THOSE WHO
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  • TRUST IN THE REDEMPTIVE WORK OF CHRIST.
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  • HAVE YOU?
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  • HAVE YOU?
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  • MUSIC
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  • I DON'T BELIEVE IT'S A MISTAKE THAT YOU'RE WATCHING
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY TODAY.
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  • GOD APPOINTED THIS MOMENT FOR YOUR LIFE.
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  • PERHAPS IT'S THE FIRST TIME YOU'VE HEARD THE GOSPEL
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  • PRESENTED WITH CLARITY.
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  • MY PRAYER IS THAT YOU HAVE PLACED YOUR TRUST IN THE
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  • REDEMPTIVE WORK OF JESUS CHRIST TODAY!
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  • WELL, WHETHER YOU'RE A NEW CHRISTIAN OR YOU'VE BEEN
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  • FOLLOWING GOD FOR A LONG TIME, I'D LIKE TO SEND YOU
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  • A BRAND NEW MINISTRY RESOURCE, PATHWAY MAGAZINE.
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  • THIS MAGAZINE IS FILLED WITH RELEVANT ARTICLES
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  • AND IF YOU AREN'T RECEIVING OUR PUBLICATION ALREADY,
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  • I'D LIKE TO SEND YOU THREE COMPLIMENTARY COPIES.
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  • IT'S MY GIFT TO YOU SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY AT
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  • MUSIC
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  • ONCE A KILLER OF CHRISTIANS, PAUL WAS
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  • COMMISSIONED BY JESUS HIMSELF TO BE A MISSIONARY
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  • TO THE GENTILES.
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  • AND HE SPENT THE REST OF HIS LIFE CRISSCROSSING
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  • THE ROMAN EMPIRE, SHARING THE GOOD NEWS
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  • WITH ANYONE WHO WOULD LISTEN.
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  • IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PAUL DVD TEACHING SET,
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  • YOU'LL FOLLOW THE TRAVELS OF GOD'S EMPOWERED MESSENGER
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  • IN THE VERY PLACES WHERE HE CARRIED OUT HIS MINISTRY.
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  • THIS DVD SET CONTAINS ALL NEW MESSAGES FROM
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  • DR. JEFFRESS INCLUDING A BONUS Q&A SEGMENT
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  • AND DENNIS SWANBERG'S COMEDY CONCERT!
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  • DENNIS SWANBERG: I MEAN I'VE THOUGHT ABOUT WRITING A BOOK.
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  • AND I WAS GOING TO ASK ROBERT JEFFRESS IF HE WOULD JOIN ME,
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  • BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, HE'S BETTER KNOWN THAN I AM OUT THERE
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  • ON THE PATHWAY TO VICTORY AIRWAVES.
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  • I'VE GOT A GOOD - IT'S A GREAT IDEA - CARBS FOR CHRIST!
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  • 00:25:01.180 --> 00:25:02.140
  • AND WHEN YOU GIVE $75 DOLLARS OR MORE,
  • 00:25:02.150 --> 00:25:04.280
  • YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVE THE GRACE-POWERED LIVING
  • 00:25:04.290 --> 00:25:07.040
  • CD AND DVD TEACHING SETS.
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  • THIS POWERFUL SERIES FROM DR. JEFFRESS ASKS
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  • AND ANSWERS IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT SIN,
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  • SALVATION, SUFFERING, HOLINESS, AND CONDEMNATION.
  • 00:25:14.160 --> 00:25:18.210
  • DR. JEFFRESS: IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER YOU'RE RICH
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  • OR POOR, YOUNG OR OLD, DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN,
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  • JEW OR GENTILE - ANYONE AND EVERYONE IS WELCOMED
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  • TO COME TO CHRIST.
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  • AND BECAUSE OF OUR LIGHT THE DARKNESS MATCHING CHALLENGE,
  • 00:25:29.120 --> 00:25:32.050
  • YOUR GENEROUS DONATION WILL BE MATCHED
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  • DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR FROM NOW UNTIL JULY 5TH!
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  • AND THIS MATCHING CHALLENGE WILL HELP US
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  • CONTINUE TO EXPAND THE IMPACT OF
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY FOR YEARS TO COME.
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  • TOGETHER, WE CAN HELP TRANSFORM THE WORLD
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  • WITH GOD'S TRUTH...
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  • ONE LIFE AT A TIME.
  • 00:25:47.260 --> 00:25:50.020
  • AND NOW, I'M INVITING YOU TO CALL,
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  • WRITE, OR GO ONLINE TO PTV.ORG TO REQUEST THESE
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  • EXCLUSIVE RESOURCES.
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  • THIS IS THE LAST WEEKEND THEY'LL BE AVAILABLE.
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  • SO BE SURE TO CONTACT US TODAY!
  • 00:26:02.060 --> 00:26:04.270
  • AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROUS FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF
  • 00:26:04.280 --> 00:26:08.150
  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
  • 00:26:08.160 --> 00:26:10.120
  • WHEN YOU GIVE TO THIS MINISTRY,
  • 00:26:10.130 --> 00:26:12.010
  • GOD USES YOUR INVESTMENT TO
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  • "PIERCE THE DARKNESS WITH THE LIGHT OF HIS WORD"!
  • 00:26:14.240 --> 00:26:18.260
  • TODAY, WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO SUPPORT
  • 00:26:18.270 --> 00:26:21.090
  • THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY, YOU'RE INVITED
  • 00:26:21.100 --> 00:26:24.040
  • TO REQUEST A COPY OF THE BRAND-NEW
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  • IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PAUL DVD TEACHING SET.
  • 00:26:26.050 --> 00:26:29.050
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE, WE'LL ALSO
  • 00:26:29.060 --> 00:26:32.190
  • SEND YOU THE COMPLETE GRACE-POWERED LIVING
  • 00:26:32.200 --> 00:26:34.220
  • TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:26:34.230 --> 00:26:37.230
  • BECAUSE OF OUR LIGHT THE DARKNESS MATCHING CHALLENGE,
  • 00:26:37.240 --> 00:26:40.130
  • YOUR GENEROUS GIFT TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:26:40.140 --> 00:26:42.140
  • WILL BE DOUBLED, MAKING YOUR $100 GIFT BECOME $200
  • 00:26:42.150 --> 00:26:46.030
  • OR YOUR $500 GIFT BECOME $1000.
  • 00:26:46.040 --> 00:26:49.250
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING, OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:49.260 --> 00:26:53.080
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
  • 00:26:53.090 --> 00:26:56.090
  • HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ASKED THIS QUESTION BEFORE -
  • 00:26:56.100 --> 00:26:58.000
  • I GET IT ALL THE TIME: HOW WERE PEOPLE IN
  • 00:26:58.010 --> 00:27:01.040
  • THE OLD TESTAMENT SAVED?
  • 00:27:01.050 --> 00:27:03.100
  • HOW WERE ADAM AND EVE SAVED?
  • 00:27:03.110 --> 00:27:06.060
  • HOW WERE THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED DURING THE TIME OF NOAH SAVED?
  • 00:27:06.070 --> 00:27:09.190
  • HOW WERE PEOPLE DURING THE TIME OF MOSES SAVED?
  • 00:27:09.200 --> 00:27:12.110
  • HOW WERE PEOPLE BEFORE CHRIST SAVED?
  • 00:27:12.120 --> 00:27:15.260
  • THE ANSWER IS THEY WERE SAVED THE VERY SAME WAY
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  • YOU AND I ARE SAVED.
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  • SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US NEXT TIME WHEN WE CONTINUE OUR
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  • GRACE-POWERED LIVING SERIES
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  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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