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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD,
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  • ADAM AND EVE WERE GOD'S MOST TREASURED CREATIONS.
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  • THEN ONE BAD CHOICE DESTROYED THEIR
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  • RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR HEAVENLY FATHER AND
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  • CONDEMNED THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE.
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  • WELL THANKFULLY, GOD HAS A PLAN TO SAVE MANKIND.
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  • AND TODAY, WE'LL TURN TO ROMANS CHAPTER 5 TO SEE
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  • HOW JESUS CHRIST REVERSED THE EFFECTS
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  • OF ADAM'S AND EVE'S TRANSGRESSION.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED, ONE FOR ALL
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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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
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  • AMAZING GRACE IN THE VERY PLACE WHERE PAUL
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  • CARRIED OUT 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 PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • MUSIC
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  • NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF ONE PERSON
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  • TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
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  • I'M HAPPY TO TELL YOU THAT I FOUND TWO HISTORICALLY
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  • RELIABLE INSTANCES IN WHICH ONE VOTE ACTUALLY
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  • DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
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  • ONE VOTE AFFECTED MANY, MANY LIVES.
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  • THE FIRST HISTORICAL INSTANCE IN WHICH ONE VOTE
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  • MADE A DIFFERENCE WAS WHEN ONE MAN,
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  • HIS NAME WAS ADAM, VOTED FOR DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD,
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  • AND THE RESULT WAS EVERY HUMAN BEING
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  • WHO EVER LIVED WAS CONDEMNED TO DEATH.
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  • THE OTHER INSTANCE IS WHEN ANOTHER MAN NAMED
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  • JESUS CHRIST VOTED FOR OBEDIENCE TO GOD,
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  • AND HIS OBEDIENCE HAS RESULTED IN ETERNAL LIFE
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  • FOR MILLIONS WHO HAVE TRUSTED IN HIM.
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  • AND IT'S THOSE TWO VOTES: THE ONE VOTE FOR
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  • DISOBEDIENCE, THE ONE VOTE FOR OBEDIENCE TO GOD THAT
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  • WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT TODAY.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES, I WANT YOU
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  • TO TURN TO ROMANS CHAPTER 5.
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  • ROMANS CHAPTER 5.
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  • NOW WE'RE IN THIS SECTION OF ROMANS THAT TALKS ABOUT
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  • THE RIGHT-STANDING, RIGHTEOUSNESS WITH GOD.
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  • A RIGHT-STANDING WITH GOD IS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE
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  • WHO TRUSTS IN CHRIST.
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  • AND REMEMBER LAST TIME IN CHAPTER 4
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  • WE TALKED ABOUT FOUR BENEFITS OF BEING
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  • IN A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
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  • NOW WHEN WE GET TO CHAPTER 5,
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  • REMEMBER THERE'S NO CHAPTER DIVISION,
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  • PAUL IS GOING TO SHARE A FIFTH,
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  • AND PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT BENEFIT
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  • OF A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
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  • AND THAT IS IT GIVES US UNION
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  • WITH A POWERFUL SAVIOR.
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  • A UNION, A CONNECTION WITH A POWERFUL SAVIOR.
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  • LOOK AT CHAPTER 5, VERSE 10,
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  • "FOR IF WHILE WE WERE ENEMIES WE WERE RECONCILED
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  • TO GOD THROUGH THE DEATH OF HIS SON,
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  • MUCH MORE, HAVING BEEN RECONCILED,
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  • WE SHALL BE SAVED BY HIS LIFE."
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  • NOW THAT LITTLE PREPOSITION "BY" YOU CAN
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  • UNDERLINE IT, AND WRITE IN THE WORD "IN."
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  • THAT'S A BETTER TRANSLATION.
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  • WE SHALL BE SAVED IN HIS LIFE.
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  • IN SOME MYSTERIOUS WAY, WHEN YOU BECOME A
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  • CHRISTIAN, YOU ARE JOINED TOGETHER WITH THIS
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  • SPIRITUAL ORGANISM CALLED THE BODY OF CHRIST.
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  • YOU ARE IN CHRIST JESUS.
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  • AND THAT MEANS BECAUSE YOU ARE PLACED IN
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  • CHRIST JESUS, WHATEVER HAPPENS TO JESUS
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  • IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO YOU.
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  • AND THAT FACT GUARANTEES US OF THREE THINGS.
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  • JOT THEM DOWN.
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  • IT GUARANTEES US, FIRST OF ALL,
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  • OF OUR JUSTIFICATION.
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  • OUR JUSTIFICATION.
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  • THAT MEANS WE NEVER HAVE TO WORRY THAT GOD IS GOING
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  • TO BECOME ANGRY WITH US; THAT WE'RE EVER GOING TO
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  • EXPERIENCE GOD'S ANGER BECAUSE CHRIST HAS ALREADY
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  • EXPERIENCED THAT ANGER.
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  • HE DID SO WHEN HE WAS ON THE CROSS.
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  • GOD TOOK ALL OF THE ANGER THAT YOU AND I DESERVE,
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  • AND BECAUSE WE ARE IN CHRIST,
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  • WE NEVER HAVE TO FEAR THE WRATH OF GOD.
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  • SECONDLY, BEING IN CHRIST GUARANTEES OUR SANCTIFICATION.
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  • OUR SANCTIFICATION.
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  • WE ARE FREE FROM THE POWER OF SIN ONCE
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  • WE'RE IN CHRIST BECAUSE CHRIST IS FREE
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  • FROM THE POWER OF SIN.
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  • WHEN WE BECOME A CHRISTIAN BECAUSE WE'RE IN CHRIST WE
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  • ARE FREED FROM THE POWER OF SIN.
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  • THAT'S THE THEME OF ROMANS 6 AND 7.
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  • AND THEN THIRDLY, BEING IN CHRIST ASSURES
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  • US OF OUR GLORIFICATION.
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  • JUST AS CHRIST IS NOW IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD THE
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  • FATHER IN THAT BRAND NEW RESURRECTION BODY,
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  • BECAUSE WE ARE IN CHRIST ONE DAY WE WILL BE RAISED
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  • FROM THE DEAD AND RECEIVE THAT SAME BODY;
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  • AND WE WILL BE IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD FOREVER.
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  • NOW, THE LAST HALF OF ROMANS 5 THAT WE'RE
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  • LOOKING AT TODAY INTRODUCES THIS
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  • CONCEPT OF OUR CONNECTION WITH,
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  • OR OUR UNION WITH JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND THE WAY PAUL EXPLAINS OUR UNION WITH JESUS,
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  • IS BY CONTRASTING IT BY OUR UNION
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  • OR ONENESS WITH ADAM.
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  • JUST AS ADAM'S DISOBEDIENCE BROUGHT
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  • CONDEMNATION TO EVERYONE, CHRIST'S OBEDIENCE
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  • BROUGHT SALVATION TO SOME.
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  • NOW LET'S SEE HOW PAUL DEVELOPS THAT THOUGHT
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  • BEGINNING IN VERSE 12.
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  • LET'S LOOK AT THE FIRST ADAM.
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  • "THEREFORE, JUST AS THROUGH ONE MAN," HE'S
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  • TALKING ABOUT ADAM, "SIN ENTERED INTO THE WORLD,
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  • AND DEATH THROUGH SIN, AND SO DEATH SPREAD TO ALL
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  • MEN, BECAUSE ALL SINNED."
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  • NOW THIS VERSE ANSWERS TWO PERPLEXING QUESTIONS.
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  • QUESTION NUMBER ONE: WHY DO WE SIN?
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  • QUESTION NUMBER TWO: WHY DO WE DIE?
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  • WELL, PAUL HAS AN EXPLANATION FOR WHY WE SIN
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  • AND WHY WE DIE.
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  • BUT NOT ONLY DOES HE HAVE AN EXPLANATION,
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  • HE ALSO HAS A SOLUTION TO SIN AND DEATH.
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  • AND NOTICE WHAT HE DOES.
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  • HE CONNECTS IT BACK TO ADAM'S SIN.
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  • PAUL SAYS THE WHOLE REASON FOR SIN AND DEATH CAN BE
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  • TRACED BACK TO THE FIRST MAN,
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  • ADAM, IN THE GARDEN.
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  • REMEMBER GOD HAD SAID TO ADAM AND EVE: YOU CAN EAT
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  • OF ANY TREE YOU WANT TO EXCEPT ONE: THE TREE OF
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  • THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL.
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  • STAY AWAY FROM THAT TREE,
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  • BUT EVERY OTHER TREE IS YOURS.
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  • SO LIKE MOTHS ATTRACTED BY THE LIGHT -
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  • WHAT DID ADAM AND EVE DO?
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  • THEY MADE A BEELINE TO THAT ONE FORBIDDEN TREE.
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  • AND BECAUSE OF THAT SIN OF EATING FROM THAT TREE,
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  • MANKIND WAS DOOMED.
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  • NOW LOOK AT THE CONSEQUENCES OF ADAM'S SIN.
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  • WHAT HAPPENED WITH ADAM'S SIN?
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  • WHAT WAS THE CONSEQUENCE?
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  • IN A SINGLE WORD - DEATH.
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  • IT WAS DEATH TO ADAM, FIRST OF ALL.
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  • GOD HAD SAID TO ADAM IN GENESIS 2:17,
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  • "IN THE DAY THAT YOU EAT OF THE TREE,
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  • YOU SHALL DIE."
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  • SO ADAM WAS GOING TO DIE.
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  • EVE WAS GOING TO DIE BECAUSE OF THEIR SIN.
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  • BUT IT WASN'T JUST DEATH TO ADAM AND EVE.
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  • ADAM'S SIN RESULTED IN DEATH FOR ALL MANKIND
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  • INCLUDING YOU AND ME.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 12 AGAIN, "AND DEATH SPREAD THROUGH
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  • SIN, AND DEATH SPREAD TO ALL MEN,
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  • BECAUSE ALL SINNED."
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  • SO WHY DO WE DIE?
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  • IF PAUL HAD STOPPED RIGHT HERE,
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  • HERE'S HOW WE WOULD ANSWER THAT QUESTION.
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  • WE WOULD SAY: WELL, WE DIE BECAUSE WE SIN.
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  • ADAM DIED, HE BROKE GOD'S RULES, HE DIED.
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  • YOU AND I SIN, AND SO WE DIE.
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  • WE DIE BECAUSE OF THE SINS THAT WE COMMIT.
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  • NOW HOW MANY OF YOU BELIEVE
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  • THAT'S A GOOD EXPLANATION?
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  • RAISE YOUR HAND.
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  • YOU BELIEVE THE WORD OF GOD THAT WE DIE
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  • BECAUSE WE SIN.
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  • RAISE YOUR HAND.
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  • YOU DON'T ACT SO SURE OF THAT.
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  • WELL, PAUL DIDN'T SAY THAT EITHER.
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  • HE DIDN'T SAY DEATH SPREAD TO ALL PEOPLE
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  • BECAUSE ALL SIN - PRESENT TENSE.
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  • HE SAYS BECAUSE ALL SINNED - PAST TENSE.
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  • HE IS LINKING THE SIN THAT WE INHERIT AND THE GUILT
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  • DESERVING DEATH BACK TO ADAM.
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  • WHEN ADAM SINNED, YOU AND I WERE HELD ACCOUNTABLE
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  • FOR ADAM'S SIN.
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  • AND THAT MEANS WE NOT ONLY INHERITED
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  • THE VIRUS OF SIN, THE INCLINATION TO SIN,
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  • THE POWER TO SIN, WE ALSO INHERITED ADAM'S GUILT.
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  • DEATH SPREAD TO US BECAUSE OF WHAT ADAM
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  • DID IN THE GARDEN.
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  • PAUL ANTICIPATES A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO OBJECT
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  • TO THAT, SAYING: THAT'S JUST NOT FAIR THAT I WOULD
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  • BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR WHAT SOMEBODY ELSE DID.
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  • WELL HE TALKS ABOUT OUR CONNECTION
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  • TO ADAM IN VERSE 13.
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  • LOOK AT WHAT HE SAYS, "FOR UNTIL THE LAW,"
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  • HE'S TALKING ABOUT THE MOSAIC LAW,
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  • "SIN WAS IN THE WORLD, BUT SIN IS NOT IMPUTED,"
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  • THAT MEANS COUNTED AGAINST YOU, "WHERE THERE IS NO LAW."
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  • GOD GAVE ADAM A LAW: DON'T EAT OF THIS TREE.
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  • BUT FROM THE TIME TO ADAM UNTIL MOSES,
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  • THOUSANDS PERHAPS MORE YEARS AFTERWARDS,
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  • FROM ADAM UNTIL MOSES THERE WAS NO
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  • SPECIFIC LAW GIVEN TO MAN.
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  • THE LAW DID NOT COME UNTIL THE TIME OF MOSES.
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  • WAS THERE SIN IN THE WORLD DURING THAT TIME?
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  • OF COURSE THERE WAS.
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  • BUT WHAT PAUL WAS SAYING IS A LEGAL TRUTH: YOU
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  • CAN'T CHARGE SOMEBODY WITH VIOLATION OF A SPECIFIC
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  • COMMAND IF THAT SPECIFIC COMMAND IS NOT KNOWN
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  • AND IS NOT THERE.
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  • THAT'S WHAT HE'S SAYING: WHERE THERE IS
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  • NO SPECIFIC LAW, YOU CAN'T BE HELD GUILTY
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  • FOR BREAKING THE LAW.
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  • BUT NOTICE WHAT HE SAYS IN VERSE 14,
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  • "NEVERTHELESS DEATH REIGNED FROM ADAM UNTIL
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  • MOSES, EVEN OVER THOSE WHO HAD NOT SINNED IN THE
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  • LIKENESS OF THE OFFENSE OF ADAM."
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  • EVEN THOUGH THERE WAS NO LAW FROM THE TIME OF ADAM
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  • TO MOSES, DID PEOPLE DIE DURING THAT TIME?
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  • OF COURSE THEY DID.
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  • WERE PEOPLE SINNING DURING THAT TIME?
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  • OF COURSE THEY WERE.
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  • THINK OF THE PEOPLE IN NOAH'S DAY.
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  • THEY WERE SINNING.
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  • BUT THEY COULD NOT BE CHARGED FOR ANY SPECIFIC
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  • SIN BECAUSE THERE WAS NO SPECIFIC LAW FROM THE TIME
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  • OF ADAM AND MOSES; AND YET,
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  • THEY CONTINUED TO DIE.
  • 00:10:39.290 --> 00:10:42.160
  • SO PAUL SAYS: LET'S ADD UP ALL THE FACTS THEN;
  • 00:10:42.170 --> 00:10:45.160
  • TO COME TO THIS ANSWER: WHY DO WE SIN;
  • 00:10:45.170 --> 00:10:47.180
  • AND WHY DO WE DIE?
  • 00:10:47.190 --> 00:10:48.110
  • WRITE THIS DOWN.
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  • HERE ARE FOUR FACTS: DEATH IS GOD'S JUDGMENT FOR
  • 00:10:49.120 --> 00:10:51.260
  • BREAKING HIS LAW.
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  • EVERYBODY AGREE WITH THAT?
  • 00:10:53.130 --> 00:10:55.040
  • THE SOUL THAT SINS SHALL DIE.
  • 00:10:55.050 --> 00:10:56.140
  • DEATH IS GOD'S JUDGMENT FOR BREAKING HIS LAW.
  • 00:10:56.150 --> 00:10:58.240
  • SECONDLY, ADAM BROKE GOD'S LAW AND DIED.
  • 00:10:58.250 --> 00:11:02.280
  • NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:11:02.290 --> 00:11:04.250
  • NUMBER THREE, NOT EVERYONE SINCE ADAM HAS BROKEN A
  • 00:11:04.260 --> 00:11:08.130
  • SPECIFIC LAW OF GOD'S.
  • 00:11:08.140 --> 00:11:10.160
  • THAT'S TRUE.
  • 00:11:10.170 --> 00:11:11.170
  • FROM ADAM UNTIL MOSES THERE WAS NO SPECIFIC LAW.
  • 00:11:11.180 --> 00:11:15.070
  • NUMBER FOUR, BUT EVERYONE STILL DIES.
  • 00:11:15.080 --> 00:11:19.050
  • EVEN THOUGH THEY HAD NO SPECIFIC LAW,
  • 00:11:19.060 --> 00:11:21.030
  • THOSE FROM ADAM TO MOSES STILL DIED.
  • 00:11:21.040 --> 00:11:25.000
  • SO WHY DID THEY DIE?
  • 00:11:25.010 --> 00:11:26.060
  • THE SAME REASON YOU AND I DIE,
  • 00:11:26.070 --> 00:11:28.010
  • BECAUSE OF OUR CONNECTION TO ADAM.
  • 00:11:28.020 --> 00:11:30.170
  • FOR AS AN ADAM, PAUL SAID IN 1 CORINTHIANS 15:22,
  • 00:11:30.180 --> 00:11:33.220
  • ALL DIE.
  • 00:11:33.230 --> 00:11:35.280
  • BUT IF YOU THINK THAT IS UNJUST,
  • 00:11:35.290 --> 00:11:37.270
  • PAUL'S GOING TO SHOW US SOMETHING
  • 00:11:37.280 --> 00:11:39.100
  • EVEN MORE UNJUST.
  • 00:11:39.110 --> 00:11:41.040
  • LOOK AT CHAPTER 5, VERSE 14,
  • 00:11:41.050 --> 00:11:43.060
  • "NEVERTHELESS DEATH REIGNED FROM ADAM UNTIL
  • 00:11:43.070 --> 00:11:45.110
  • MOSES, EVEN OVER THOSE WHO HAD NOT SINNED IN THE
  • 00:11:45.120 --> 00:11:48.050
  • LIKENESS OF THE OFFENSE OF ADAM," THAT IS WHO HAD A
  • 00:11:48.060 --> 00:11:50.090
  • COMMANDMENT TO BREAK, "ADAM,
  • 00:11:50.100 --> 00:11:52.140
  • WHO IS A TYPE OF JESUS WHO IS TO COME."
  • 00:11:52.150 --> 00:11:56.240
  • IN OTHER WORDS, JUST AS ADAM REPRESENTED ALL OF
  • 00:11:56.250 --> 00:12:00.270
  • MANKIND, AND BY HIS ONE ACT OF DISOBEDIENCE DEATH
  • 00:12:00.280 --> 00:12:05.100
  • CAME TO EVERYONE, SO THROUGH ANOTHER MAN
  • 00:12:05.110 --> 00:12:08.060
  • JESUS CHRIST, THE LAST ADAM, HE MADE A DECISION THAT HAS
  • 00:12:08.070 --> 00:12:12.020
  • THE POSSIBILITY OF AFFECTING MILLIONS AND
  • 00:12:12.030 --> 00:12:14.170
  • BILLIONS OF PEOPLE AS WELL.
  • 00:12:14.180 --> 00:12:16.180
  • IT'S THE POSSIBILITY OF SALVATION.
  • 00:12:16.190 --> 00:12:19.130
  • LOOK AT VERSE 15 OF CHAPTER 5,
  • 00:12:19.140 --> 00:12:22.020
  • "BUT THE FREE GIFT IS NOT LIKE THE TRANSGRESSION.
  • 00:12:22.030 --> 00:12:25.190
  • FOR IF BY THE TRANSGRESSION OF THE ONE
  • 00:12:25.200 --> 00:12:28.180
  • MANY DIED, MUCH MORE DID THE GRACE OF GOD AND THE
  • 00:12:28.190 --> 00:12:32.220
  • GIFT BY THE GRACE OF THE ONE MAN,
  • 00:12:32.230 --> 00:12:34.250
  • JESUS CHRIST, ABOUND TO THE MANY."
  • 00:12:34.260 --> 00:12:38.100
  • NOW SOME OF YOU I CAN TELL ARE
  • 00:12:38.110 --> 00:12:41.070
  • A LITTLE BIT ANGRY ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:12:41.080 --> 00:12:44.210
  • I CAN JUST SEE THE MENTAL E-MAILS BEING COMPOSED
  • 00:12:44.220 --> 00:12:47.290
  • IN SOME PEOPLE'S MINDS RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:12:48.000 --> 00:12:50.220
  • I DO NOT LIKE THIS IDEA.
  • 00:12:50.230 --> 00:12:52.210
  • IT IS UNFAIR THAT I WOULD INHERIT NOT ONLY
  • 00:12:52.220 --> 00:12:55.180
  • THE TENDENCY TO SIN, BUT I WOULD ABSOLUTELY
  • 00:12:55.190 --> 00:12:59.120
  • INHERIT THE GUILT OF ADAM.
  • 00:12:59.130 --> 00:13:01.240
  • THAT'S NOT RIGHT TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE
  • 00:13:01.250 --> 00:13:05.130
  • FOR WHAT SOMEBODY ELSE DOES.
  • 00:13:05.140 --> 00:13:08.030
  • WHAT PAUL IS SAYING IS IF YOU THINK THAT'S UNFAIR,
  • 00:13:08.040 --> 00:13:10.250
  • I'LL SHOW YOU SOMETHING EVEN MORE UNFAIR THAT YOU
  • 00:13:10.260 --> 00:13:13.220
  • AND I SHOULD GET CREDITED WITH THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF
  • 00:13:13.230 --> 00:13:16.170
  • JESUS CHRIST BECAUSE OF WHAT HE DID
  • 00:13:16.180 --> 00:13:19.190
  • ON THE CROSS FOR US.
  • 00:13:19.200 --> 00:13:21.130
  • THAT'S AN UNFAIRNESS SO TO SPEAK
  • 00:13:21.140 --> 00:13:23.050
  • THAT WORKS FOR OUR BENEFIT.
  • 00:13:23.060 --> 00:13:25.180
  • AND SO BEGINNING IN VERSE 15,
  • 00:13:25.190 --> 00:13:27.170
  • PAUL IS GOING TO CONTRAST THE DISOBEDIENCE OF ADAM
  • 00:13:27.180 --> 00:13:32.040
  • THAT LED TO THE CONDEMNATION OF EVERYONE
  • 00:13:32.050 --> 00:13:34.110
  • TO THE SALVATION THAT COMES
  • 00:13:34.120 --> 00:13:36.120
  • BY CHRIST'S OBEDIENCE TO GOD.
  • 00:13:36.130 --> 00:13:39.000
  • AND HE DOES SO BY POINTING OUT THREE CONTRASTS
  • 00:13:39.010 --> 00:13:42.150
  • BETWEEN THE CONDEMNATION THAT CAME FROM ADAM'S SIN,
  • 00:13:42.160 --> 00:13:45.200
  • AND THE SALVATION THAT CAME
  • 00:13:45.210 --> 00:13:47.250
  • FROM CHRIST'S OBEDIENCE.
  • 00:13:47.260 --> 00:13:49.130
  • WRITE THESE STATEMENTS DOWN.
  • 00:13:49.140 --> 00:13:51.050
  • CONDEMNATION.
  • 00:13:51.060 --> 00:13:53.050
  • CONDEMNATION CAME AFTER ONE SIN.
  • 00:13:53.060 --> 00:13:55.210
  • SALVATION CAME AFTER MANY SINS.
  • 00:13:55.220 --> 00:13:59.180
  • LOOK AT VERSE 16, "AND THE GIFT IS NOT LIKE THAT
  • 00:13:59.190 --> 00:14:03.230
  • WHICH CAME THROUGH THE ONE WHO SINNED;
  • 00:14:03.240 --> 00:14:05.260
  • FOR ON THE ONE HAND THE JUDGMENT AROSE FROM THE
  • 00:14:05.270 --> 00:14:08.100
  • ONE TRANSGRESSION RESULTING IN CONDEMNATION,
  • 00:14:08.110 --> 00:14:12.010
  • BUT ON THE OTHER HAND THE FREE GIFT AROSE AFTER MANY
  • 00:14:12.020 --> 00:14:15.140
  • TRANSGRESSIONS RESULTING IN JUSTIFICATION."
  • 00:14:15.150 --> 00:14:19.290
  • IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW INTOLERANT GOD IS TOWARD
  • 00:14:20.000 --> 00:14:23.070
  • SIN, JUST LOOK AT WHAT HE DID
  • 00:14:23.080 --> 00:14:25.280
  • TO ADAM IN THE GARDEN.
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  • ONE LITTLE SIN AND GOD DAMNS
  • 00:14:28.180 --> 00:14:32.060
  • THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE.
  • 00:14:32.070 --> 00:14:34.150
  • NOW ISN'T THAT A LITTLE BIT AN OVERREACTION
  • 00:14:34.160 --> 00:14:36.110
  • ON GOD'S PART?
  • 00:14:36.120 --> 00:14:38.000
  • I MEAN WHY CAN'T GOD BE MORE TOLERANT
  • 00:14:38.010 --> 00:14:40.260
  • AND MORE FORGIVING?
  • 00:14:40.270 --> 00:14:42.010
  • I MEAN, WE JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY GOD WOULD
  • 00:14:42.020 --> 00:14:44.250
  • REACT IN SUCH A HARSH WAY.
  • 00:14:44.260 --> 00:14:46.020
  • YOU KNOW THE REASON WE THINK THAT WAY?
  • 00:14:46.030 --> 00:14:48.000
  • WE THINK GOD IS JUST AS INDIFFERENT
  • 00:14:48.010 --> 00:14:50.000
  • TOWARD SIN AS WE ARE.
  • 00:14:50.010 --> 00:14:52.280
  • WE DON'T UNDERSTAND THE ABSOLUTE HOLINESS OF GOD.
  • 00:14:52.290 --> 00:14:57.230
  • GOD HAS A ZERO-TOLERANCE LEVEL FOR SIN.
  • 00:14:57.240 --> 00:15:02.030
  • AND YET WE CONTINUE TO SIN,
  • 00:15:02.040 --> 00:15:03.280
  • AND SIN, AND SIN, AND THINK NOTHING OF IT.
  • 00:15:03.290 --> 00:15:06.210
  • BECAUSE WE DON'T UNDERSTAND
  • 00:15:06.220 --> 00:15:07.230
  • THE HOLINESS OF GOD.
  • 00:15:07.240 --> 00:15:09.120
  • IT JUST TOOK ONE SIN TO BRING GOD'S JUDGMENT
  • 00:15:09.130 --> 00:15:13.280
  • AGAINST ALL MANKIND, BUT HERE IS THE DIFFERENCE,
  • 00:15:13.290 --> 00:15:17.090
  • AND HERE IS THE TESTIMONY TO THE GRACE OF GOD:
  • 00:15:17.100 --> 00:15:20.250
  • CONDEMNATION CAME AFTER ONE SIN.
  • 00:15:20.260 --> 00:15:23.160
  • SALVATION CAME UPON MANY, MANY SINS.
  • 00:15:23.170 --> 00:15:27.090
  • AND THAT IS A MESSAGE OF HOPE
  • 00:15:27.100 --> 00:15:28.170
  • FROM SOME OF YOU TODAY.
  • 00:15:28.180 --> 00:15:29.280
  • SOME OF YOU ARE NOT YET CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:15:29.290 --> 00:15:32.060
  • YOU THINK: GOD COULD NEVER FORGIVE ME
  • 00:15:32.070 --> 00:15:34.040
  • BECAUSE OF WHAT I'VE DONE;
  • 00:15:34.050 --> 00:15:35.150
  • YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THE KIND OF SIN
  • 00:15:35.160 --> 00:15:37.090
  • THAT I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN.
  • 00:15:37.100 --> 00:15:38.230
  • GOD COULD NEVER FORGIVE ME.
  • 00:15:38.240 --> 00:15:41.220
  • NOTICE WHAT HE SAYS IN VERSE 20,
  • 00:15:41.230 --> 00:15:43.260
  • "AND THE LAW CAME IN THAT THE TRANSGRESSION MIGHT
  • 00:15:43.270 --> 00:15:48.020
  • INCREASE; BUT WHERE SIN INCREASED,
  • 00:15:48.030 --> 00:15:51.170
  • GRACE ABOUNDED ALL THE MORE."
  • 00:15:51.180 --> 00:15:54.170
  • THAT WORD "ABOUNDED" LITERALLY MEANS
  • 00:15:54.180 --> 00:15:56.140
  • "SUPER-ABOUNDED."
  • 00:15:56.150 --> 00:15:58.030
  • AS THE SIN OF MANKIND INCREASED,
  • 00:15:58.040 --> 00:16:00.280
  • THE GRACE OF GOD EVEN INCREASED MORE.
  • 00:16:00.290 --> 00:16:03.270
  • AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE GOOD NEWS OF THE
  • 00:16:03.280 --> 00:16:05.140
  • GOSPEL IS YOU CANNOT OUT-SIN
  • 00:16:05.150 --> 00:16:07.230
  • THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:16:07.240 --> 00:16:09.230
  • HIS BLOOD IS SUFFICIENT TO COVER YOU
  • 00:16:09.240 --> 00:16:12.020
  • OF ALL OF YOUR SIN.
  • 00:16:12.030 --> 00:16:14.140
  • NOW LISTEN TO ME, THIS IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR A
  • 00:16:14.150 --> 00:16:19.070
  • CHRISTIAN TO KEEP ON SINNING.
  • 00:16:19.080 --> 00:16:22.190
  • ONE MAN SAID: WELL, OF COURSE GOD'S GOING TO
  • 00:16:23.230 --> 00:16:26.090
  • FORGIVE ME OF MY SIN, THAT'S HIS JOB.
  • 00:16:26.100 --> 00:16:32.000
  • NO.
  • 00:16:32.010 --> 00:16:34.070
  • IN FACT PAUL ANTICIPATES THAT RESPONSE WHEN WE
  • 00:16:34.080 --> 00:16:37.060
  • GET TO CHAPTER 6 NEXT WEEK.
  • 00:16:37.070 --> 00:16:38.190
  • HE SAYS, "SHALL SIN INCREASE
  • 00:16:38.200 --> 00:16:42.020
  • THAT GRACE MAY ABOUND?"
  • 00:16:42.030 --> 00:16:43.290
  • IN OTHER WORDS, IF I ENJOY SINNING,
  • 00:16:44.000 --> 00:16:46.120
  • AND GOD ENJOYS FORGIVING,
  • 00:16:46.130 --> 00:16:47.200
  • WHY DON'T WE BOTH HAVE A GOOD TIME.
  • 00:16:47.210 --> 00:16:49.000
  • I'LL JUST SIN MORE AND GOD CAN FORGIVE MORE,
  • 00:16:49.010 --> 00:16:51.020
  • AND WE BOTH GET WHAT WE WANT.
  • 00:16:51.030 --> 00:16:52.260
  • SHALL SIN INCREASE SO THAT GRACE MAY ABOUND MORE?
  • 00:16:52.270 --> 00:16:55.080
  • HE SAYS, "MAY IT NEVER BE.
  • 00:16:55.090 --> 00:16:58.040
  • FOR HOW CAN THOSE WHO HAVE DIED TO SIN
  • 00:16:58.050 --> 00:17:01.050
  • STILL LIVE IN IT?"
  • 00:17:01.060 --> 00:17:03.060
  • AND WE'RE TO HAVE, AS CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:17:03.070 --> 00:17:04.160
  • THE SAME ATTITUDE TOWARD SIN THAT GOD HAS,
  • 00:17:04.170 --> 00:17:06.280
  • A ZERO TOLERANCE LEVEL FOR IT.
  • 00:17:06.290 --> 00:17:09.190
  • BUT THIS IS A PASSAGE THAT TALKS ABOUT
  • 00:17:09.200 --> 00:17:11.130
  • BEFORE WE BECOME A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:17:11.140 --> 00:17:13.120
  • YOU CANNOT OUT-SIN THE GRACE OF GOD.
  • 00:17:13.130 --> 00:17:16.210
  • CONDEMNATION WAS A RESULT OF ONE SIN.
  • 00:17:16.220 --> 00:17:19.030
  • SALVATION CAME AFTER MANY SINS.
  • 00:17:19.040 --> 00:17:20.270
  • SECONDLY, CONTRAST BETWEEN ADAM AND CHRIST:
  • 00:17:20.280 --> 00:17:23.260
  • CONDEMNATION RESULTED IN DEATH,
  • 00:17:23.270 --> 00:17:26.230
  • SALVATION RESULTS IN LIFE.
  • 00:17:26.240 --> 00:17:29.280
  • THROUGH JESUS CHRIST WE HAVE NOT ONLY BEEN
  • 00:17:29.290 --> 00:17:32.250
  • RESTORED TO WHERE ADAM WAS,
  • 00:17:32.260 --> 00:17:35.290
  • WE GET A PROMOTION FROM ADAM.
  • 00:17:36.000 --> 00:17:37.160
  • DID YOU KNOW THAT?
  • 00:17:37.170 --> 00:17:39.020
  • SEE, ADAM WAS SINLESS, BUT HE WASN'T RIGHTEOUS.
  • 00:17:39.030 --> 00:17:45.030
  • HE WAS SINLESS, BUT THAT DIDN'T MEAN
  • 00:17:45.040 --> 00:17:46.260
  • HE WASN'T GOING TO SIN.
  • 00:17:46.270 --> 00:17:48.040
  • HE HAD THE CHOICE.
  • 00:17:48.050 --> 00:17:50.140
  • BUT WHEN WE BECOME A CHRISTIAN AND TRUST IN
  • 00:17:50.150 --> 00:17:52.120
  • CHRIST, GOD DECLARES US RIGHTEOUS.
  • 00:17:52.130 --> 00:17:55.290
  • THAT'S DIFFERENT.
  • 00:17:56.000 --> 00:17:57.090
  • RIGHTEOUS MEANS WE ARE IN A RIGHT-STANDING
  • 00:17:57.100 --> 00:17:59.290
  • WITH GOD AND NOTHING CAN EVER CHANGE
  • 00:18:00.020 --> 00:18:03.080
  • THAT POSITION WITH GOD.
  • 00:18:03.090 --> 00:18:05.170
  • AND NOT ONLY ARE WE DECLARED RIGHTEOUS,
  • 00:18:05.180 --> 00:18:07.280
  • NOTICE HE SAYS IN VERSE 17 WE HAVE BEEN ELEVATED TO
  • 00:18:07.290 --> 00:18:10.260
  • REIGN THROUGH THE ONE JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:18:10.270 --> 00:18:13.240
  • GOD PROMOTES US TO BE A CO-RULER
  • 00:18:13.250 --> 00:18:16.120
  • WITH JESUS CHRIST OVER THIS ENTIRE UNIVERSE.
  • 00:18:16.130 --> 00:18:20.110
  • CONDEMNATION RESULTED IN DEATH,
  • 00:18:20.120 --> 00:18:22.190
  • SALVATION RESULTS IN LIFE.
  • 00:18:22.200 --> 00:18:24.240
  • THIRD AND THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT CONTRAST:
  • 00:18:24.250 --> 00:18:27.230
  • CONDEMNATION IS AUTOMATIC, SALVATION IS OPTIONAL.
  • 00:18:27.240 --> 00:18:33.080
  • LOOK AT VERSE 17 AGAIN OF CHAPTER 5,
  • 00:18:33.090 --> 00:18:36.030
  • "FOR IF BY THE TRANSGRESSION OF THE ONE,
  • 00:18:36.040 --> 00:18:39.160
  • DEATH REIGNED THROUGH THE ONE,
  • 00:18:39.170 --> 00:18:41.140
  • MUCH MORE THOSE WHO RECEIVE THE ABUNDANCE OF
  • 00:18:41.150 --> 00:18:43.290
  • GRACE AND OF THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL REIGN
  • 00:18:44.000 --> 00:18:46.220
  • IN LIFE THROUGH THE ONE, JESUS CHRIST."
  • 00:18:46.230 --> 00:18:49.220
  • NOW LISTEN TO ME, IF YOU READ THIS PASSAGE TODAY
  • 00:18:49.230 --> 00:18:52.150
  • AND DON'T READ IT CAREFULLY,
  • 00:18:52.160 --> 00:18:53.220
  • HERE'S THE CONCLUSION YOU CAN COME UP WITH,
  • 00:18:53.230 --> 00:18:56.090
  • AND IT'S A DEADLY CONCLUSION.
  • 00:18:56.100 --> 00:18:58.240
  • YOU CAN SAY: OK, THROUGH ONE MAN,
  • 00:18:58.250 --> 00:19:01.250
  • ADAM, EVERYBODY WAS CONDEMNED.
  • 00:19:01.260 --> 00:19:04.250
  • THROUGH JESUS AND HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS,
  • 00:19:04.260 --> 00:19:07.140
  • EVERYBODY IS SAVED.
  • 00:19:07.150 --> 00:19:09.190
  • ADAM'S SIN RESULTED IN CONDEMNATION
  • 00:19:09.200 --> 00:19:12.060
  • FOR EVERYBODY.
  • 00:19:12.070 --> 00:19:13.060
  • CHRIST'S RIGHTEOUSNESS RESULTS IN RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • 00:19:13.070 --> 00:19:15.290
  • FOR EVERYBODY.
  • 00:19:16.000 --> 00:19:17.140
  • AND MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY USE THIS PASSAGE FOR
  • 00:19:17.150 --> 00:19:20.080
  • UNIVERSALISM OR INCLUSIVISM THAT
  • 00:19:20.090 --> 00:19:22.080
  • EVERYBODY IS GOING TO BE SAVED.
  • 00:19:22.090 --> 00:19:24.150
  • EVERYBODY'S GOING TO GO TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:24.160 --> 00:19:27.000
  • SEEMS LIKE A LOGICAL CONCLUSION UNTIL
  • 00:19:27.010 --> 00:19:29.050
  • YOU READ THE TEXT.
  • 00:19:29.060 --> 00:19:30.270
  • NOTICE IN VERSE 17 HE SAYS,
  • 00:19:30.280 --> 00:19:33.080
  • "MUCH MORE THOSE WHO RECEIVE THE ABUNDANCE OF
  • 00:19:33.090 --> 00:19:38.090
  • GRACE AND THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL REIGN
  • 00:19:38.100 --> 00:19:41.050
  • THROUGH JESUS CHRIST."
  • 00:19:41.060 --> 00:19:42.180
  • HERE IS WHERE ADAM'S ACTIONS AND CHRIST'S
  • 00:19:42.190 --> 00:19:45.030
  • ACTIONS ARE CONTRASTED.
  • 00:19:45.040 --> 00:19:48.220
  • EVERYBODY IS AFFECTED BY ADAM'S SIN,
  • 00:19:48.230 --> 00:19:52.270
  • BUT ONLY THOSE WHO RECEIVE GOD'S GIFT OF FORGIVENESS
  • 00:19:52.280 --> 00:19:57.110
  • ARE AFFECTED BY CHRIST'S RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 00:19:57.120 --> 00:20:00.050
  • PAUL SAID IT THIS WAY IN 1 CORINTHIANS 15:22,
  • 00:20:00.060 --> 00:20:03.160
  • "AS IN ADAM ALL DIE, SO IN CHRIST ALL
  • 00:20:03.170 --> 00:20:09.130
  • SHALL BE MADE ALIVE."
  • 00:20:09.140 --> 00:20:11.140
  • WHO IS IN ADAM?
  • 00:20:12.160 --> 00:20:13.220
  • WHO'S CONNECTED TO ADAM?
  • 00:20:13.230 --> 00:20:15.200
  • EVERYONE.
  • 00:20:15.210 --> 00:20:17.050
  • WE'RE GENETICALLY CONNECTED TO ADAM.
  • 00:20:17.060 --> 00:20:20.000
  • SO WE ARE AUTOMATICALLY CONDEMNED BECAUSE
  • 00:20:20.010 --> 00:20:22.280
  • WE ARE CONNECTED TO ADAM.
  • 00:20:22.290 --> 00:20:24.060
  • IN ADAM ALL DIE.
  • 00:20:24.070 --> 00:20:26.110
  • BUT ONLY THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST
  • 00:20:26.120 --> 00:20:28.190
  • SHALL BE MADE ALIVE.
  • 00:20:28.200 --> 00:20:29.260
  • WHO'S IN CHRIST?
  • 00:20:29.270 --> 00:20:30.290
  • NOT EVERYONE.
  • 00:20:31.000 --> 00:20:32.000
  • ONLY THOSE WHO RECEIVE, VERSE 17 SAYS,
  • 00:20:32.010 --> 00:20:35.100
  • THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 00:20:35.110 --> 00:20:38.020
  • LET ME ILLUSTRATE IT FOR YOU THIS WAY,
  • 00:20:38.030 --> 00:20:39.190
  • THIS PRINCIPLE THAT CONDEMNATION
  • 00:20:39.200 --> 00:20:41.160
  • IS AUTOMATIC, SALVATION IS OPTIONAL.
  • 00:20:41.170 --> 00:20:44.180
  • WHEN WE USED TO LIVE IN WICHITA FALLS,
  • 00:20:44.190 --> 00:20:46.260
  • IF YOU WANTED TO FLY ANYWHERE OTHER THAN
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  • DALLAS, TEXAS YOU HAD TO COME TO DALLAS FIRST IN A
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  • LITTLE PUDDLE-JUMPER OF A PLANE;
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  • THEN YOU WOULD SWITCH PLANES AND YOU'D GO TO
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  • WHEREVER YOU WANTED TO GO;
  • 00:20:57.210 --> 00:20:58.200
  • AND THE SAME THING COMING BACK.
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  • EVERYBODY ON THAT PLANE WAS
  • 00:21:00.160 --> 00:21:01.280
  • GOING TO LAND IN DALLAS.
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  • BUT IF I WANTED TO GO SOMEPLACE ELSE OTHER THAN
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  • DALLAS, I HAD TO UNSTRAP MYSELF FROM THAT PLANE;
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  • I HAD TO WALK DOWN THE CONCOURSE;
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  • I HAD TO GET ANOTHER TICKET;
  • 00:21:13.120 --> 00:21:14.260
  • AND I HAD TO GET ON A MUCH SMALLER PLANE TO TAKE ME
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  • WHERE I REALLY WANTED TO GO - HOME.
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  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT'S THE SAME WAY
  • 00:21:22.170 --> 00:21:25.100
  • WITH YOUR ETERNAL DESTINATION.
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  • WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:21:28.040 --> 00:21:31.080
  • YOU'RE HEADED TO A DESTINATION CALLED HELL.
  • 00:21:31.090 --> 00:21:34.210
  • EVERY ONE OF US WHO WAS EVER BORN INTO THIS WORLD
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  • IS AUTOMATICALLY ON THAT PLANE,
  • 00:21:37.170 --> 00:21:39.050
  • SO TO SPEAK, HEADED TO THAT DESTINATION.
  • 00:21:39.060 --> 00:21:42.130
  • IT'S BECAUSE OF OUR CONNECTION TO ADAM.
  • 00:21:42.140 --> 00:21:44.210
  • WE ARE IN ADAM.
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  • IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE THAT THE FACT THAT YOU BEGIN TO
  • 00:21:48.010 --> 00:21:50.160
  • DIE THE MOMENT YOU'RE BORN IS PROOF THAT YOU'VE
  • 00:21:50.170 --> 00:21:55.230
  • INHERITED ADAM'S CORRUPTION
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  • AND HIS GUILT AS WELL.
  • 00:21:58.020 --> 00:22:00.150
  • WE'RE ALL HEADED THERE.
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  • IN FACT, IF YOU WANT TO GO TO HELL,
  • 00:22:02.190 --> 00:22:05.030
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING.
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  • BUT IF YOU'VE COME TO THE POINT THAT YOU WANT A
  • 00:22:07.030 --> 00:22:08.170
  • DIFFERENT DESTINATION, A DIFFERENT HOME,
  • 00:22:08.180 --> 00:22:12.120
  • YOU NEED ANOTHER TICKET THAT WILL TAKE YOU TO YOUR
  • 00:22:12.130 --> 00:22:14.280
  • INTENDED DESTINATION - HEAVEN.
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  • HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL.
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  • THAT TICKET HAS ALREADY BEEN PURCHASED FOR YOU.
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  • THERE IS NO WAY YOU AND I COULD EVER EARN IT.
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  • THERE'S NO AMOUNT OF MONEY,
  • 00:22:25.050 --> 00:22:26.040
  • NO AMOUNT OF GOOD WORKS WE COULD EVER
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  • PERFORM TO MERIT IT.
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  • IT'S AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE WHO RECEIVES IT AS A GIFT.
  • 00:22:30.240 --> 00:22:34.160
  • THAT'S WHAT HE SAYS IN VERSE 17,
  • 00:22:34.170 --> 00:22:36.150
  • "THOSE WHO RECEIVE THE ABUNDANCE OF GRACE
  • 00:22:36.160 --> 00:22:40.070
  • AND OF THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL REIGN
  • 00:22:40.080 --> 00:22:42.250
  • THROUGH JESUS CHRIST."
  • 00:22:42.260 --> 00:22:45.150
  • CONDEMNATION IS AUTOMATIC.
  • 00:22:45.160 --> 00:22:47.280
  • SALVATION IS OPTIONAL.
  • 00:22:47.290 --> 00:22:50.270
  • JOHN SAID IT THIS WAY IN JOHN 1:12,
  • 00:22:50.280 --> 00:22:52.280
  • "BUT AS MANY AS RECEIVED HIM,
  • 00:22:52.290 --> 00:22:56.220
  • CHRIST, TO THEM HE GAVE THE POWER
  • 00:22:56.230 --> 00:22:59.130
  • TO BECOME THE CHILDREN OF GOD,
  • 00:22:59.140 --> 00:23:02.030
  • EVEN THOSE WHO BELIEVE ON HIS NAME."
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  • MUSIC
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  • THERE'S NOTHING WE COULD EVER DO TO EARN GOD'S FAVOR.
  • 00:23:12.010 --> 00:23:16.020
  • BUT THANKFULLY, WE DON'T HAVE TO EARN IT.
  • 00:23:16.030 --> 00:23:18.290
  • JESUS EARNED IT FOR US.
  • 00:23:19.000 --> 00:23:21.220
  • THAT'S REALLY GOOD NEWS, ISN'T IT?
  • 00:23:21.230 --> 00:23:24.120
  • WELL, THERE'S MUCH MORE TO LEARN FROM PAUL'S LETTER
  • 00:23:24.130 --> 00:23:26.190
  • TO THE ROMANS AND WE'LL BE DOING THAT
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  • IN THE PROGRAMS AHEAD.
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  • HERE AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY, WE'VE PREPARED A PUBLICATION
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  • 00:23:43.210 --> 00:23:46.020
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  • ONCE A KILLER OF CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:24:10.130 --> 00:24:12.150
  • PAUL WAS COMMISSIONED BY JESUS HIMSELF TO BE A
  • 00:24:12.160 --> 00:24:15.130
  • MISSIONARY TO THE GENTILES.
  • 00:24:15.140 --> 00:24:16.290
  • AND HE SPENT THE REST OF HIS LIFE CRISSCROSSING THE
  • 00:24:17.000 --> 00:24:19.130
  • ROMAN EMPIRE, SHARING THE GOOD NEWS
  • 00:24:19.140 --> 00:24:21.220
  • WITH ANYONE WHO WOULD LISTEN.
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  • YOU'LL FOLLOW THE TRAVELS OF GOD'S EMPOWERED
  • 00:24:26.150 --> 00:24:29.000
  • MESSENGER IN THE VERY PLACES
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  • WHERE HE CARRIED OUT HIS MINISTRY.
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  • THIS DVD SET CONTAINS ALL NEW MESSAGES FROM
  • 00:24:32.240 --> 00:24:35.140
  • 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
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  • ABOUT WRITING A BOOK.
  • 00:24:42.130 --> 00:24:43.160
  • AND I WAS GOING TO ASK ROBERT JEFFRESS IF HE WOULD JOIN
  • 00:24:43.170 --> 00:24:46.010
  • ME, BECAUSE HE'S BETTER KNOWN THAN I AM OUT THERE ON
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  • THE PATHWAY TO VICTORY AIRWAVES.
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  • I'VE GOT A GOOD - IT'S A GREAT IDEA -
  • 00:24:51.000 --> 00:24:52.290
  • CARBS FOR CHRIST!
  • 00:24:53.000 --> 00:24:54.200
  • 00:24:54.210 --> 00:24:55.140
  • AND WHEN YOU GIVE $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:24:55.150 --> 00:24:57.200
  • YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVE THE GRACE-POWERED LIVING
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  • CD AND DVD TEACHING SETS FEATURING MESSAGES
  • 00:25:00.110 --> 00:25:03.110
  • FROM ROMANS CHAPTERS 1 THROUGH 8.
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  • THIS POWERFUL SERIES FROM DR. JEFFRESS ASKS AND
  • 00:25:05.200 --> 00:25:08.180
  • ANSWERS IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT SIN,
  • 00:25:08.190 --> 00:25:10.270
  • SALVATION, SUFFERING, HOLINESS, AND CONDEMNATION.
  • 00:25:10.280 --> 00:25:14.230
  • 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
  • 00:25:20.020 --> 00:25:23.290
  • TO COME TO CHRIST.
  • 00:25:24.000 --> 00:25:25.240
  • YOUR SUPPORT OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY WILL HELP US
  • 00:25:25.250 --> 00:25:28.040
  • CONTINUE TO SPEAK BOLDLY TO OUR TROUBLED COUNTRY
  • 00:25:28.050 --> 00:25:30.220
  • AND THE WORLD WITH BIBLICAL TRUTH.
  • 00:25:30.230 --> 00:25:33.090
  • SO THANK YOU FOR HELPING US
  • 00:25:33.100 --> 00:25:34.190
  • PIERCE THE DARKNESS WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD!
  • 00:25:34.200 --> 00:25:37.140
  • MUSIC
  • 00:25:37.150 --> 00:25:40.000
  • IN HIS LETTER TO THE ROMANS,
  • 00:25:40.010 --> 00:25:41.190
  • PAUL IS BUILDING A STRONG CASE THAT WE ARE ALL GUILTY
  • 00:25:41.200 --> 00:25:46.050
  • BEFORE GOD. EVERY ONE OF US HAS SINNED
  • 00:25:46.060 --> 00:25:49.150
  • IN BIG WAYS AS WELL AS SMALL WAYS.
  • 00:25:49.160 --> 00:25:52.210
  • PAUL SHOWS US THE CONSEQUENCES OF THAT SIN -
  • 00:25:52.220 --> 00:25:55.170
  • WE ALL DIE, EVERY ONE OF US.
  • 00:25:55.180 --> 00:25:58.120
  • AND HE ALSO REVEALS GOD'S SOLUTION TO OUR SIN DILEMMA:
  • 00:25:58.130 --> 00:26:02.170
  • GOD'S AMAZING GRACE.
  • 00:26:02.180 --> 00:26:05.060
  • I'M SO GLAD THAT YOU'VE JOINED US FOR OUR SERIES CALLED,
  • 00:26:05.070 --> 00:26:08.120
  • GRACE-POWERED LIVING.
  • 00:26:08.130 --> 00:26:10.160
  • AND I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US NEXT TIME AS WE LEARN
  • 00:26:10.170 --> 00:26:13.070
  • HOW TO LEAVE SIN BEHIND AND EMBRACE THE NEW LIFE
  • 00:26:13.080 --> 00:26:17.040
  • WE HAVE IN CHRIST JESUS.
  • 00:26:17.050 --> 00:26:19.110
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF OUR NEXT MESSAGE,
  • 00:26:19.120 --> 00:26:21.250
  • CHRISTIAN, THOU ART LOOSED!
  • 00:26:21.260 --> 00:26:24.210
  • MUSIC
  • 00:26:24.220 --> 00:26:26.030
  • TODAY, WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO SUPPORT
  • 00:26:26.040 --> 00:26:28.130
  • THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:26:28.140 --> 00:26:30.060
  • YOU'RE INVITED TO REQUEST A COPY OF THE BRAND-NEW
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  • IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PAUL DVD TEACHING SET.
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  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE, WE'LL ALSO
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  • SEND YOU THE COMPLETE GRACE-POWERED LIVING
  • 00:26:39.090 --> 00:26:41.130
  • TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
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  • BECAUSE OF OUR LIGHT THE DARKNESS MATCHING CHALLENGE,
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  • YOUR GENEROUS GIFT TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:26:47.010 --> 00:26:49.040
  • WILL BE DOUBLED, MAKING YOUR $100 GIFT BECOME $200.
  • 00:26:49.050 --> 00:26:53.100
  • OR YOUR $500 GIFT BECOME $1000.
  • 00:26:53.110 --> 00:26:56.160
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING,
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  • OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY!
  • 00:26:58.050 --> 00:27:00.020
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
  • 00:27:00.030 --> 00:27:02.250
  • CHRISTIANS WHO HAVE BEEN FREED FROM THE POWER OF
  • 00:27:02.260 --> 00:27:06.210
  • SIN AND DEATH THROUGH THE DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:27:06.220 --> 00:27:11.230
  • WHO CHOOSE TO LIVE AS PRISONERS,
  • 00:27:11.240 --> 00:27:14.270
  • AS SLAVES OF SIN.
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  • THAT'S THE GREATEST TRAGEDY OF ALL.
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  • SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR A MESSAGE CALLED, CHRISTIAN, THOU ART LOOSED!
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  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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