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June 23, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS AND WELCOME AGAIN TO
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MOST PEOPLE WISH THAT LIFE HAD A REWIND BUTTON A WAY TO ERASE
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  • YOUR PAST MISTAKES.
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  • BUT FAR BETTER, IN MY OPINION, WOULD BE A FAST-FORWARD BUTTON!
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  • JUST IMAGINE BEING ABLE TO SKIP PAST YOUR WORRIES AND
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  • FIND OUT IMMEDIATELY HOW EVERYTHING TURNS OUT.
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  • WELL, THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A FAST-FORWARD BUTTON FOR LIFE.
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  • BUT GOD PROMISES THAT WE CAN TRUST HIM WITH OUR FUTURE.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED, DEVELOPING A TRUSTING HEART ON
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  • TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • IS YOUR LIFE BECOMING TOO COMPLICATED?
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  • IT'S TIME TO CUT THROUGH THE CLUTTER AND GET TO THE
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  • HEART OF WHAT IT MEANS TO PLEASE GOD!
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  • IN CLUTTER-FREE CHRISTIANITY,
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS REVEALS THE TRUTH ABOUT
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  • WHAT GOD WANTS FROM YOU...
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  • AND WHAT HE WANTS TO DO FOR YOU.
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  • REQUEST CLUTTER-FREE CHRISTIANITY WHEN YOU GIVE
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  • A GENEROUS GIFT TO HELP BROADCAST
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • WITH YOUR GIFT TODAY, YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVE A DVD
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  • COPY OF DR. JEFFRESS'S SIGNATURE MESSAGE,
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  • AMERICA IS A CHRISTIAN NATION.
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  • MUSIC
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  • TO BEGIN WITH TODAY, I NEED A VOLUNTEER
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  • MY CHILDHOOD FRIEND SALLY DUBORD.
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  • COME ON UP.
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  • NOW I WANT TO BE SURE EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS WAS
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  • NOT A PLANT, WAS IT?
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  • SALLY: NO. IT'S NOT.
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  • ROBERT: OKAY, COME OVER HERE AND STAND ON THIS SIDE OF ME.
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  • SHE'S KIND OF SASSY TOO. OKAY.
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  • NOW SALLY, YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO DO, RIGHT?
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  • SALLY: NO, I DO NOT.
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  • ROBERT: OKAY.
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  • I WANT TO BE SURE TO MAKE THAT CLEARED UP.
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  • NOW, I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TO DO SOME THINGS IN THE
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  • NEXT FEW MOMENTS, AND IF YOU DO WHAT I ASK YOU TO DO,
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  • I PROMISE THAT YOU WILL BE BETTER OFF
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  • WHEN YOU LEAVE THIS STAGE THAN WHEN YOU CAME ON THIS STAGE.
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  • DO YOU BELIEVE ME?
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  • SALLY: YES.
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  • ROBERT: THAT WAS A LITTLE TENTATIVE, SALLY.
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  • WELL, AGAIN, I'M ASKING YOU TO TRUST ME THAT
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO BE BETTER OFF.
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  • NOW DO YOU HAVE A WALLET?
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  • SALLY: YES.
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  • ROBERT: HOW MUCH MONEY HAVE YOU GOT IN THERE?
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  • SALLY: I HAVE A CREDIT CARD AND SOME,
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  • SOMETHING OR OTHER.
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  • ROBERT: WELL, I WANT TO SEE THE SOMETHING OR OTHER.
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  • I'LL GET ARRESTED FOR YOUR CREDIT CARD.
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  • HOW MUCH MONEY HAVE YOU GOT IN THERE?
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  • I'M A LITTLE SHORT FOR LUNCH.
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  • IT LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE TOO.
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  • OH NO, THERE'S SOME 20S IN THERE.
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  • SALLY: BETTER STICK WITH MCDONALD'S.
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  • ROBERT: WELL THAT'S OKAY.
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  • THERE'S A 20 AND 10. ALRIGHT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
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  • NOW THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL WATCH.
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  • SALLY: THANK YOU.
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  • ROBERT: AND I THINK AMY WOULD LIKE THAT WATCH
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  • AS I THINK ABOUT IT.
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  • COULD I HAVE YOUR WATCH AS WELL?
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  • ROBERT: NOW, THAT IS, THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL RING.
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  • IS THERE A STORY BEHIND THAT RING?
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  • SALLY: THAT WAS MY GRANDMOTHER'S ENGAGEMENT
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  • RING AND MY MOTHER PUT GARNETS AROUND IT,
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  • AND GAVE IT TO ME.
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  • ROBERT: YOU KNOW WHEN AMY AND I GOT MARRIED WE
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  • DIDN'T HAVE ANY MONEY AND I DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY
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  • FOR A RING.
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  • SALLY: DO YOU WANT THE RING THING TOO?
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  • ROBERT: COULD I GO AHEAD AND COULD I HAVE THAT RING AS WELL?
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  • SALLY: SURE. SURE, WHY NOT.
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  • ROBERT: NOW, WHY DID YOU GIVE ME THESE THINGS?
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  • SALLY: BECAUSE I'M AN IDIOT.
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  • ROBERT: AS WE WILL SEE PROVEN IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • ALRIGHT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH SALLY.
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  • APPRECIATE IT.
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  • SALLY: OK.
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  • ROBERT: NO, WAIT A MINUTE, WAIT A MINUTE SALLY.
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  • NOW I MADE YOU A PROMISE.
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  • I MADE YOU A PROMISE THAT IF YOU DID WHAT I ASKED
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  • YOU TO DO YOU'D LEAVE BETTER OFF.
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  • NOW THESE ARE MINE AND I CAN DO WHATEVER I WANT TO
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  • WITH THEM, BUT BEING THE GRACIOUS PERSON THAT I AM,
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  • I'M GOING TO GIVE YOUR RING BACK, OK.
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  • SALLY: TECHNICALLY, THEY ARE AMY'S.
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  • ROBERT: WELL, ALRIGHT, I'M SPEAKING FOR AMY HERE,
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  • AND I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU YOUR WATCH BACK.
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  • SALLY: THANK YOU.
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  • ROBERT: AND I'M GOING TO GIVE YOUR MONEY BACK, OKAY.
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  • BECAUSE THEY'RE MINE I COULD DO WHATEVER I WANTED
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  • TO, BUT BECAUSE YOU TRUSTED ME AND I MADE A
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  • PROMISE TO YOU, I ALSO HAVE A $100 BILL THAT I'M
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  • GOING TO GIVE TO YOU AS WELL...
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  • SALLY: OH THANK YOU!
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  • THANK YOU!
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  • ROBERT: YOU BET.
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  • SHE WAS VERY TRUSTING, WASN'T SHE?
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  • NOW BESIDES BEING AN IDIOT,
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  • WHY DID SALLY DO WHAT I ASKED HER TO DO?
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  • AT SOME LEVEL SHE KNEW SHE COULD TRUST ME.
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  • SHE KNEW AT SOME LEVEL THAT I WOULD DO WHAT I
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  • PROMISED TO DO; THAT I WOULD BE SURE THAT SHE WAS
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  • BETTER OFF THAN SHE WAS WHEN SHE CAME UP HERE ON
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  • THE PLATFORM.
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  • SO, YOU KNOW, OUR OBEDIENCE HAS TO DO WITH
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  • OUR LEVEL OF TRUST SO OFTEN,
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  • AND IT'S THE SAME IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
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  • YOU KNOW GOD SAYS THAT IF WE DO WHAT HE ASKS US TO
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  • DO; WE WILL BE BETTER OFF THAN IF WE DON'T DO WHAT
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  • HE ASKS US TO DO.
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  • MOST OF US WILL BELIEVE THAT UP TO A POINT.
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  • WE BELIEVE GOD ENOUGH THAT WE DON'T COMMIT MURDER OR
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  • EMBEZZLEMENT; WE KNOW THAT WOULDN'T BE GOOD FOR US.
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  • WE MAY SAY 'NO' TO CERTAIN TEMPTATIONS THAT WE DON'T
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  • FEEL A PARTICULAR INCLINATION TO FALL INTO,
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  • BUT THERE COMES A LEVEL AT WHICH WE BEGIN TO DOUBT
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  • WHETHER WE CAN REALLY TRUST GOD OR NOT.
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  • AND IT'S AT THAT LEVEL OF COMMITMENT WHEN GOD ASKS
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  • US TO ABSTAIN FROM A CERTAIN BEHAVIOR OR TO
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  • GIVE SOMETHING LIKE A WEDDING RING OR A WATCH,
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  • OR SOME, SOMETHING EVEN MORE VALUABLE TO US -
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  • THEN WE BEGIN TO WONDER CAN WE REALLY TRUST GOD THAT
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  • WE'RE GOING TO BE BETTER OFF IF WE OBEY HIM.
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO TALK ABOUT TODAY:
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  • HOW TO DEVELOP THAT TRUSTING HEART
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  • THAT ALLOWS US TO OBEY GOD IN ALL THINGS WHATSOEVER HE HAS
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  • COMMANDED US.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES, I WANT YOU TO TURN TO
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  • COLOSSIANS 3.
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  • COLOSSIANS 3.
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  • TODAY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TRUST,
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  • BUT IN THE BIBLE THE WORD "FAITH" IS THE SYNONYM FOR
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  • TRUST, AND IT'S INVALUABLE IN A DISCIPLE'S LIFE.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, HABAKKUK 2:4 SAYS,
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  • "THE RIGHTEOUS PERSON SHALL LIVE BY," WHAT?
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  • "BY FAITH."
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  • OR SKIP DOWN TO HEBREWS 11:6,
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  • "WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD,
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  • FOR HE WHO COMES TO GOD MUST BELIEVE THAT HE IS
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  • AND THAT HE IS A REWARDER OF THOSE WHO SEEK HIM."
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  • FAITH IS INDISPENSABLE; LEARNING TO TRUST GOD,
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  • BUT WHAT DO WE MEAN BY FAITH?
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  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO TRUST GOD?
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  • I THINK THE BEST WAY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT FAITH IS
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  • IS BY UNDERSTANDING WHAT IT ISN'T.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, FAITH IS NOT THE ABILITY
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  • TO PREDICT THE FUTURE.
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  • HAVE YOU HEARD PEOPLE SAY: WELL I'M TRUSTING IN GOD
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  • THAT MY MARRIAGE IS GOING TO WORK OUT?
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  • OR: I'M TRUSTING GOD THAT I'M GOING TO GET THIS JOB
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  • THAT I WANT.
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  • OR: I'M TRUSTING GOD THAT I'M GOING TO GET THE RAISE
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  • THAT I'VE BEEN DESIRING FOR SO LONG.
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  • THEY THINK THAT'S WHAT FAITH IS - THE ABILITY TO
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  • PREDICT WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN,
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  • AND IF WE BELIEVE SOMETHING LONG ENOUGH AND
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  • HARD ENOUGH POOF, IT COMES TO PASS.
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  • NO, FAITH IS NOT THE ABILITY TO PREDICT THE FUTURE.
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  • SECONDLY, FAITH IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF ANY DOUBT.
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  • SOMETIMES WE THINK FAITH MEANS I CAN HAVE ZERO
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  • DOUBT WHATSOEVER.
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  • THAT'S NOT TRUE.
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  • YOU KNOW, I THINK SALLY AT SOME LEVEL WHEN SHE WAS UP
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  • HERE, SHE WAS UNCERTAIN WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN,
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  • BUT SHE HAD ENOUGH FAITH IN ORDER TO GIVE ME WHAT I
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  • ASKED HER TO GIVE ME.
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  • IT'S NOT THE QUANTITY OF FAITH WE HAVE -
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  • IT IS THE OBJECT OF OUR FAITH.
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  • SO WHAT IS FAITH?
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  • FAITH, I'VE DEFINED AS: BELIEVING THAT GOD WILL DO
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  • WHAT HE HAS PROMISED TO DO AND ACTING ACCORDINGLY.
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  • ACTING ACCORDINGLY.
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  • IF WE'RE GOING TO OBEY GOD,
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  • NOW LISTEN TO THIS, IF WE'RE GOING TO OBEY GOD IN
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  • EVERYTHING HE ASKS US TO DO,
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  • WE HAVE TO HAVE COMPLETE CONFIDENCE IN GOD'S LOVE
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  • FOR US, THAT HE REALLY WANTS WHAT'S BEST IN HIS
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  • POWER TO TAKE CARE OF US NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS,
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  • AND IN HIS WISDOM TO KNOW WHAT IS TRULY BEST.
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  • THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS TO TRUST GOD,
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  • AND THAT LEADS TO THE DEFINITION OF A TRUSTING HEART.
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  • WHEN WE TALK ABOUT DEVELOPING A TRUSTING
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  • HEART AS A DISCIPLE, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
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  • A TRUSTING HEART IS ONE THAT HAS OR ALLOWS OUR
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  • CONFIDENCE IN GOD'S CHARACTER TO GOVERN OUR
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  • INWARD EMOTIONS AND OUR OUTWARD BEHAVIOR.
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  • A TRUSTING HEART, AGAIN, IS A HEART THAT ALLOWS OUR
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  • CONFIDENCE IN GOD'S CHARACTER TO GOVERN OUR
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  • INWARD EMOTIONS AND OUR OUTWARD BEHAVIOR.
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  • THAT IS WE ARE SO CONVINCED OF GOD'S LOVE,
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  • POWER, AND WISDOM THAT IT FREES US FROM INNER
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  • TURMOIL AND FREES US TO OUTWARDLY OBEY GOD.
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  • NOW I WANT YOU TO LOOK AT COLOSSIANS 3:15.
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  • THIS IS EXACTLY THE KIND OF HEART THAT JESUS HAD.
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  • JESUS WAS COMPLETELY CONFIDENT IN GOD'S LOVE,
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  • POWER, AND WISDOM, AND THAT'S WHY HE OBEYED HIM
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  • COMPLETELY, AND HE WANTS THAT SAME PEACE AND
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  • CONFIDENCE TO GOVERN OUR LIVES AS WELL.
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  • LOOK AT COLOSSIANS 3:15.
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  • PAUL SAYS, "AND LET THE PEACE OF CHRIST RULE IN
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  • YOUR HEARTS TO WHICH YOU INDEED WERE CALLED IN ONE
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  • BODY AND BE THANKFUL."
  • 00:10:18.220 --> 00:10:21.270
  • NOW THERE ARE TWO KEY PHRASES HERE WE'VE GOT
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  • TO UNDERSTAND.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THE PHRASE "THE PEACE OF CHRIST."
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  • WHAT DOES HE MEAN THE PEACE OF CHRIST?
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  • WELL HE'S TALKING ABOUT THE PEACE THAT COMES FROM
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  • CHRIST, BUT HE'S ALSO TALKING ABOUT THE PEACE
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  • THAT CHARACTERIZED THE LIFE OF JESUS.
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  • GOD WANTS US TO BE FREE FROM INNER TURMOIL AND
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  • OUTER HOSTILITY SO WE CAN BE COMPLETELY AT PEACE
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  • WITH GOD AND OBEY HIM FREELY.
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  • THAT'S WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT,
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  • THE PEACE THAT CHARACTERIZED THE LIFE OF JESUS.
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  • LOOK AT COLOSSIANS 3:5.
  • 00:10:53.160 --> 00:10:55.250
  • YOU KNOW THE REASON PEOPLE CHASE AFTER IMMORALITY AND
  • 00:10:55.260 --> 00:10:59.240
  • GREED IS BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE THAT PEACE.
  • 00:10:59.250 --> 00:11:02.190
  • PAUL SAYS, "THEREFORE CONSIDER THE MEMBERS OF
  • 00:11:02.200 --> 00:11:05.190
  • YOUR EARTHLY BODY AS DEAD TO IMMORALITY,
  • 00:11:05.200 --> 00:11:08.190
  • IMPURITY, PASSION, EVIL DESIRE,
  • 00:11:08.200 --> 00:11:10.130
  • AND GREED WHICH AMOUNT TO IDOLATRY LIKEWISE LOOK AT
  • 00:11:10.140 --> 00:11:14.140
  • VERSE 8, THE SECOND LIST OF NEGATIVE BEHAVIORS,
  • 00:11:14.150 --> 00:11:17.030
  • "BUT NOW YOU ALSO PUT THEM ALL ASIDE: ANGER,
  • 00:11:17.040 --> 00:11:19.270
  • WRATH, MALICE, SLANDER, ABUSIVE SPEECH
  • 00:11:19.280 --> 00:11:22.180
  • FROM YOUR MOUTH."
  • 00:11:22.190 --> 00:11:23.180
  • PEOPLE LASH OUT AT OTHER PEOPLE,
  • 00:11:23.190 --> 00:11:25.260
  • THEY TRY TO GET EVEN WITH THEIR ENEMIES ALL BECAUSE
  • 00:11:25.270 --> 00:11:28.170
  • OF THIS LACK OF INNER PEACE,
  • 00:11:28.180 --> 00:11:31.010
  • A CONFIDENCE THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL.
  • 00:11:31.020 --> 00:11:33.210
  • CONTRAST THAT TO THE LIFE OF JESUS.
  • 00:11:33.220 --> 00:11:35.240
  • HE WAS COMPLETELY AT PEACE WITH OBEYING GOD BECAUSE
  • 00:11:35.250 --> 00:11:40.080
  • HE FELT CONFIDENCE IN GOD'S LOVE AND WISDOM.
  • 00:11:40.090 --> 00:11:43.180
  • JOHN 4:34 JESUS SAID TO THEM,
  • 00:11:43.190 --> 00:11:46.100
  • "MY FOOD IS TO DO THE WILL OF HIM WHO SENT ME AND TO
  • 00:11:46.110 --> 00:11:49.290
  • ACCOMPLISH HIS WORK."
  • 00:11:50.000 --> 00:11:51.020
  • HE SAID: I LIVE FOR ONE THING AND THAT IS TO OBEY GOD,
  • 00:11:51.030 --> 00:11:54.050
  • TO FOLLOW HIS WILL FOR MY LIFE.
  • 00:11:54.060 --> 00:11:56.040
  • AND THE REASON HE DOES THAT IS BECAUSE HE HAS
  • 00:11:56.050 --> 00:11:58.280
  • CONFIDENCE IN GOD'S LOVE, HIS POWER,
  • 00:11:58.290 --> 00:12:01.170
  • AND HIS WISDOM.
  • 00:12:01.180 --> 00:12:02.180
  • IN THE SAME WAY WHEN JESUS WAS HANGING ON THE CROSS
  • 00:12:02.190 --> 00:12:05.240
  • BEING TORMENTED BY THOSE WHO WANTED TO TAKE HIS
  • 00:12:05.250 --> 00:12:08.240
  • LIFE, HE DIDN'T LASH OUT IN ANGER.
  • 00:12:08.250 --> 00:12:11.090
  • INSTEAD, 1 PETER 2:23 SAYS,
  • 00:12:11.100 --> 00:12:13.220
  • "WHILE BEING REVILED HE DID NOT REVILE IN RETURN,
  • 00:12:13.230 --> 00:12:17.280
  • WHILE SUFFERING HE UTTERED NO THREATS,
  • 00:12:17.290 --> 00:12:20.230
  • BUT HE KEPT IN TRUSTING HIMSELF
  • 00:12:20.240 --> 00:12:23.080
  • TO HIM WHO JUDGES RIGHTEOUSLY."
  • 00:12:23.090 --> 00:12:25.250
  • JESUS WAS SO CONVINCED OF GOD'S JUSTICE THAT HE KNEW
  • 00:12:25.260 --> 00:12:30.190
  • HE DIDN'T HAVE TO GET EVEN WITH HIS ENEMIES.
  • 00:12:30.200 --> 00:12:32.290
  • HE KNEW GOD WOULD TAKE CARE OF IT IN HIS TIME.
  • 00:12:33.000 --> 00:12:35.100
  • YOU SEE WHAT I'M SAYING?
  • 00:12:35.110 --> 00:12:37.080
  • HAVING A CONFIDENCE IN GOD'S LOVE,
  • 00:12:37.090 --> 00:12:40.050
  • HIS POWER, HIS WISDOM, HIS CHARACTER - THAT FREES US
  • 00:12:40.060 --> 00:12:44.040
  • FROM INNER TURMOIL INSIDE, IT ALLOWS US TO EXPERIENCE
  • 00:12:44.050 --> 00:12:48.040
  • THE PEACE OF CHRIST.
  • 00:12:48.050 --> 00:12:51.020
  • A TRUSTING HEART IS ONE THAT ALLOWS OUR CONFIDENCE
  • 00:12:51.030 --> 00:12:54.230
  • IN GOD'S CHARACTER TO CONTROL OUR INWARD
  • 00:12:54.240 --> 00:12:58.070
  • EMOTIONS AND OUR OUTWARD BEHAVIOR.
  • 00:12:58.080 --> 00:13:01.250
  • NOW THE SECOND KEY PHRASE IN THAT VERSE,
  • 00:13:01.260 --> 00:13:04.000
  • COLOSSIANS 3:15 IS, "RULE IN YOUR HEARTS."
  • 00:13:04.010 --> 00:13:07.110
  • LET THE PEACE OF GOD RULE IN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:13:07.120 --> 00:13:12.080
  • AND WHAT I WANT TO SHOW YOU IN THE FEW MOMENTS WE
  • 00:13:12.090 --> 00:13:14.060
  • HAVE LEFT HERE TODAY IS HOW HAVING CONFIDENCE IN
  • 00:13:14.070 --> 00:13:18.050
  • GOD'S LOVE, HIS POWER, AND HIS WISDOM AFFECTS YOUR
  • 00:13:18.060 --> 00:13:23.150
  • PAST, YOUR PRESENT, AND YOUR FUTURE.
  • 00:13:23.160 --> 00:13:26.100
  • FIRST OF ALL, WRITE THIS DOWN: TRUSTING GOD'S LOVE
  • 00:13:26.110 --> 00:13:31.040
  • PROVIDES FREEDOM FROM GUILT OVER PAST SINS.
  • 00:13:31.050 --> 00:13:35.090
  • WHEN YOU TRUST IN GOD'S LOVE FOR YOU,
  • 00:13:35.100 --> 00:13:38.170
  • IT GIVES YOU A FREEDOM FROM GUILT OVER YOUR PAST SINS.
  • 00:13:38.180 --> 00:13:42.150
  • IF WE'RE ALWAYS WONDERING DOES GOD LOVE US,
  • 00:13:42.160 --> 00:13:45.030
  • DOES HE HATE US, ARE WE IN HIS FAMILY,
  • 00:13:45.040 --> 00:13:47.070
  • ARE WE OUT OUR FAMILY - THAT IS NO WAY TO BUILD
  • 00:13:47.080 --> 00:13:49.230
  • INTIMACY WITH GOD.
  • 00:13:49.240 --> 00:13:51.070
  • UNTIL YOU KNOW ALL IS RIGHT BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR
  • 00:13:51.080 --> 00:13:54.010
  • CREATOR YOU WILL NEVER EXPERIENCE PEACE.
  • 00:13:54.020 --> 00:13:56.100
  • HOW CAN YOU HAVE THAT PEACE?
  • 00:13:56.110 --> 00:13:57.190
  • PAUL SAYS WE HAVE THAT PEACE BY BEING JUSTIFIED
  • 00:13:57.200 --> 00:14:01.250
  • BY FAITH THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:14:01.260 --> 00:14:04.240
  • NOW THAT WORD TRANSLATED "BY" IN YOUR ENGLISH
  • 00:14:04.250 --> 00:14:08.010
  • BIBLE, THE PREPOSITION IS BETTER TRANSLATED
  • 00:14:08.020 --> 00:14:11.060
  • "THROUGH."
  • 00:14:11.070 --> 00:14:12.060
  • WE HAVE BEEN JUSTIFIED THROUGH FAITH THROUGH OUR
  • 00:14:12.070 --> 00:14:16.060
  • LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:14:16.070 --> 00:14:17.090
  • IT'S GOD'S GRACE THAT SAVES US.
  • 00:14:17.100 --> 00:14:20.190
  • IT WAS GOD SENDING HIS ONLY SON JESUS THE PERFECT
  • 00:14:20.200 --> 00:14:24.110
  • SON OF GOD TO DIE ON A CROSS,
  • 00:14:24.120 --> 00:14:27.080
  • TO TAKE THE PENALTY FOR SIN THAT WE DESERVE;
  • 00:14:27.090 --> 00:14:29.180
  • IT WAS THAT TIME WHEN GOD MADE HIM,
  • 00:14:29.190 --> 00:14:32.010
  • JESUS, WHO KNEW NO SIN TO BECOME SIN FOR US THAT WE
  • 00:14:32.020 --> 00:14:34.280
  • MIGHT BECOME THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM.
  • 00:14:34.290 --> 00:14:37.070
  • THAT IS WHAT SAVES US.
  • 00:14:37.080 --> 00:14:39.110
  • IT IS THE GRACE OF GOD, WHAT HE DID ON THE CROSS
  • 00:14:39.120 --> 00:14:42.100
  • FOR US THAT WIPES AWAY OUR SIN;
  • 00:14:42.110 --> 00:14:43.290
  • BUT WE ACCESS THAT GRACE THROUGH OUR FAITH.
  • 00:14:44.000 --> 00:14:47.180
  • ROMANS 4:5 SAYS, "BUT TO THE ONE WHO DOES NOT WORK,
  • 00:14:47.190 --> 00:14:51.290
  • BUT BELIEVES IN HIM WHO JUSTIFIES THE UNGODLY,
  • 00:14:52.000 --> 00:14:55.180
  • HIS FAITH IS COUNTED AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."
  • 00:14:55.190 --> 00:15:00.080
  • THE MOMENT YOU CONFESS YOUR SINS TO GOD AND
  • 00:15:00.090 --> 00:15:03.190
  • BELIEVE THAT JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS FOR YOUR SINS,
  • 00:15:03.200 --> 00:15:06.250
  • GOD TAKES YOUR FAITH NO MATTER HOW LITTLE IS,
  • 00:15:06.260 --> 00:15:10.170
  • AND HE COUNTS THAT FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 00:15:10.180 --> 00:15:13.190
  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS, "TRUSTING IN GOD'S LOVE
  • 00:15:13.200 --> 00:15:17.190
  • FOR US FREES US FROM GUILT OVER PAST SINS."
  • 00:15:17.200 --> 00:15:21.060
  • THE BIBLE SAYS AS FAR AS THE EAST IS FROM THE WEST
  • 00:15:21.070 --> 00:15:24.050
  • SO FAR HAS GOD REMOVED OUR TRANSGRESSIONS FROM US.
  • 00:15:24.060 --> 00:15:27.090
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, THE PROPHET SAYS HE TAKES OUR
  • 00:15:27.100 --> 00:15:29.240
  • SINS AND HE CASTS THEM INTO THE DEPTHS OF THE SEA.
  • 00:15:29.250 --> 00:15:33.200
  • SOMEBODY ADDED: AND HE PUTS A SIGN THERE THAT
  • 00:15:33.210 --> 00:15:36.050
  • SAYS 'NO FISHING.' THAT IS SO TRUE.
  • 00:15:36.060 --> 00:15:39.010
  • YOU NEVER HAVE TO WORRY THAT YOUR SIN'S GOING TO
  • 00:15:39.020 --> 00:15:41.020
  • BE DREDGED UP AGAIN ONE DAY.
  • 00:15:41.030 --> 00:15:42.120
  • WHEN GOD FORGIVES HE FORGIVES YOUR SIN.
  • 00:15:42.130 --> 00:15:45.050
  • IT'S FORGOTTEN FOREVER.
  • 00:15:45.060 --> 00:15:47.030
  • THAT'S WHAT TRUSTING IN GOD'S CHARACTER DOES FOR US.
  • 00:15:47.040 --> 00:15:50.110
  • IT FREES US FROM GUILT ABOUT PAST SINS,
  • 00:15:50.120 --> 00:15:53.180
  • BUT, SECONDLY, TRUSTING GOD'S POWER PROVIDES
  • 00:15:53.190 --> 00:15:57.020
  • FREEDOM FROM PANIC ABOUT OUR PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 00:15:57.030 --> 00:16:00.250
  • NOT ONLY DOES IT FREE US FROM GUILT OVER PAST SINS,
  • 00:16:00.260 --> 00:16:03.230
  • BUT TRUSTING IN GOD'S POWER FREES US FROM PANIC
  • 00:16:03.240 --> 00:16:07.240
  • ABOUT OUR PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 00:16:07.250 --> 00:16:09.170
  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES, TURN OVER TO LUKE 8 FOR
  • 00:16:09.180 --> 00:16:11.290
  • JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:16:12.000 --> 00:16:12.290
  • VERSE 22, "NOW IT CAME ABOUT ON ONE OF THESE DAYS
  • 00:16:13.000 --> 00:16:16.050
  • THAT JESUS AND HIS DISCIPLES GOT INTO A BOAT,
  • 00:16:16.060 --> 00:16:19.030
  • AND HE SAID TO THEM, 'LET US GO OVER TO THE OTHER
  • 00:16:19.040 --> 00:16:22.000
  • SIDE OF THE LAKE.'" UNDERLINE THAT: THE OTHER
  • 00:16:22.010 --> 00:16:26.090
  • SIDE OF THE LAKE, "AND SO THEY LAUNCHED OUT.
  • 00:16:26.100 --> 00:16:28.270
  • BUT AS THEY WERE SAILING ALONG,
  • 00:16:28.280 --> 00:16:30.290
  • JESUS FELL ASLEEP, AND A FIERCE GALE OF WIND
  • 00:16:31.000 --> 00:16:35.050
  • DESCENDED UPON THE LAKE; AND THEY BEGAN TO BE
  • 00:16:35.060 --> 00:16:37.180
  • SWAMPED AND TO BE IN DANGER."
  • 00:16:37.190 --> 00:16:39.190
  • THEY SAID, "LORD, DON'T YOU CARE WHAT IS HAPPENING
  • 00:16:39.200 --> 00:16:42.250
  • TO US?"
  • 00:16:42.260 --> 00:16:43.260
  • THE LORD AWAKENS AND WIPES THE SLEEP AWAY FROM HIS
  • 00:16:43.270 --> 00:16:46.210
  • EYES, AND THEN HE SAYS IN MARK 1:39,
  • 00:16:46.220 --> 00:16:49.140
  • HE SAID, "WIND AND WAVES BE QUIET.
  • 00:16:49.150 --> 00:16:53.120
  • LITERALLY, WIND AND WAVES BE MUZZLED!
  • 00:16:53.130 --> 00:16:56.240
  • PUT A LID ON IT! STOP THAT!
  • 00:16:56.250 --> 00:16:59.100
  • "AND IMMEDIATELY," THE BIBLE SAYS,
  • 00:16:59.110 --> 00:17:01.170
  • "THE WIND DIED DOWN AND IT BECAME PERFECTLY CALM."
  • 00:17:01.180 --> 00:17:05.030
  • AND THEN HE TURNS TO HIS DISCIPLES AND SAID,
  • 00:17:05.040 --> 00:17:08.000
  • "WHERE IS YOUR FAITH?"
  • 00:17:08.010 --> 00:17:11.030
  • NOW WE LOOK AT THAT AND WE SHAKE OUR HEADS,
  • 00:17:11.040 --> 00:17:15.030
  • WE CLUCK OUR TONGUES: OH, THEY SHOULD HAVE
  • 00:17:15.040 --> 00:17:17.010
  • KNOWN BETTER.
  • 00:17:17.020 --> 00:17:18.110
  • THEY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER.
  • 00:17:18.120 --> 00:17:19.240
  • THEY SAID TO ONE ANOTHER, "WHO IS THIS THAT EVEN THE
  • 00:17:19.250 --> 00:17:22.270
  • WIND AND THE WAVES SHOULD OBEY HIM?"
  • 00:17:22.280 --> 00:17:24.220
  • OH, THEY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER.
  • 00:17:24.230 --> 00:17:26.020
  • LOOK AT ALL THE MIRACLES THEY HAD SEEN FROM THE
  • 00:17:26.030 --> 00:17:28.040
  • LORD: WHERE WAS THEIR FAITH?
  • 00:17:28.050 --> 00:17:30.030
  • WHERE WAS IT?
  • 00:17:30.040 --> 00:17:31.200
  • BEFORE YOU CLUCK YOUR TONGUES AND SHAKE YOUR
  • 00:17:31.210 --> 00:17:33.170
  • HEAD, WHERE IS YOUR FAITH RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:17:33.180 --> 00:17:37.090
  • THOSE OF YOU WHO KNOW THE LORD,
  • 00:17:37.100 --> 00:17:39.120
  • LOOK AT ALL HE'S DONE FOR YOU IN THE PAST,
  • 00:17:39.130 --> 00:17:42.090
  • THINK ABOUT ALL THE WAYS HE'S TAKEN CARE OF YOU,
  • 00:17:42.100 --> 00:17:45.090
  • DON'T YOU KNOW WHO HE IS?
  • 00:17:45.100 --> 00:17:48.060
  • HE'S THE ONE WHOM THE WIND AND THE WAVES OBEY.
  • 00:17:48.070 --> 00:17:52.140
  • HE'S IN CONTROL OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:17:52.150 --> 00:17:54.280
  • RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:17:54.290 --> 00:17:55.290
  • WHEN WE HAVE DIFFICULTIES THAT COME INTO OUR LIFE,
  • 00:17:56.000 --> 00:17:57.270
  • GOD IS ROOTING FOR US THAT WE WILL ALLOW IT TO
  • 00:17:57.280 --> 00:18:01.110
  • STRENGTHEN OUR FAITH IN HIM,
  • 00:18:01.120 --> 00:18:03.100
  • BUT SATAN'S ON THE OTHER SIDE ROOTING THAT THAT
  • 00:18:03.110 --> 00:18:06.080
  • DIFFICULTY WILL DESTROY OUR FAITH.
  • 00:18:06.090 --> 00:18:08.220
  • NOWHERE'S THAT MORE CLEARLY SEEN THAN
  • 00:18:08.230 --> 00:18:11.060
  • IN LUKE 22:31-32.
  • 00:18:11.070 --> 00:18:14.060
  • REMEMBER IN THE UPPER ROOM AT THE LORD'S SUPPER,
  • 00:18:14.070 --> 00:18:18.130
  • THE LAST FEW HOURS BEFORE THE LORD WAS BETRAYED IN
  • 00:18:18.140 --> 00:18:21.060
  • GETHSEMANE AND CRUCIFIED, REMEMBER THIS PREDICTION
  • 00:18:21.070 --> 00:18:23.190
  • HE MADE TO SIMON PETER?
  • 00:18:23.200 --> 00:18:25.180
  • VERSE 31, "SIMON, SIMON, BEHOLD SATAN HAS DEMANDED
  • 00:18:25.190 --> 00:18:29.290
  • PERMISSION TO SIFT YOU LIKE WHEAT,
  • 00:18:30.000 --> 00:18:32.150
  • BUT I'VE PRAYED FOR YOU THAT YOUR FAITH MAY NOT
  • 00:18:32.160 --> 00:18:35.090
  • FAIL, AND YOU WHEN ONCE YOU HAVE TURNED AGAIN,
  • 00:18:35.100 --> 00:18:39.270
  • STRENGTHEN YOUR BROTHERS."
  • 00:18:39.280 --> 00:18:41.070
  • HE WAS PREDICTING WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN TO SIMON.
  • 00:18:41.080 --> 00:18:43.270
  • HE SAID: SIMON, IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS YOU'RE
  • 00:18:43.280 --> 00:18:46.010
  • GOING TO GO THROUGH THE BIGGEST TEST OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:18:46.020 --> 00:18:48.110
  • YOU'RE GOING TO BE TESTED TO DENY AND YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:18:48.120 --> 00:18:51.130
  • TO DENY ME NOT ONCE OR TWICE,
  • 00:18:51.140 --> 00:18:53.220
  • BUT YOU'RE GOING TO DENY ME THREE TIMES.
  • 00:18:53.230 --> 00:18:56.150
  • AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED A FEW
  • 00:18:56.160 --> 00:18:58.090
  • HOURS LATER.
  • 00:18:58.100 --> 00:18:59.160
  • IN CAIAPHAS'S COURTYARD SIMON DENOUNCED THE LORD
  • 00:18:59.170 --> 00:19:04.060
  • THAT HE SAID HE LOVED.
  • 00:19:04.070 --> 00:19:05.230
  • IT WAS THE GREATEST FAILURE IN HIS LIFE,
  • 00:19:05.240 --> 00:19:08.050
  • THAT'S WHAT JESUS WAS PREDICTING.
  • 00:19:08.060 --> 00:19:10.160
  • HE SAID: THIS DIFFICULTY THAT'S COME INTO YOUR
  • 00:19:10.170 --> 00:19:13.100
  • LIFE, I'M PRAYING THAT IT WILL STRENGTHEN YOU.
  • 00:19:13.110 --> 00:19:16.010
  • SATAN IS USING IT TO DESTROY YOU.
  • 00:19:16.020 --> 00:19:18.230
  • AND THE SAME THING IS TRUE OF YOU RIGHT NOW: WHATEVER
  • 00:19:18.240 --> 00:19:21.080
  • CHALLENGE YOU'RE FACING, GOD IS ROOTING FOR YOU.
  • 00:19:21.090 --> 00:19:26.000
  • GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE.
  • 00:19:26.010 --> 00:19:28.110
  • IN ISAIAH 43:2 HE SAYS, "WHEN YOU PASS THROUGH THE
  • 00:19:28.120 --> 00:19:34.050
  • WATERS, I WILL BE WITH YOU;
  • 00:19:34.060 --> 00:19:36.070
  • AND THROUGH THE RIVERS, THEY WILL NOT OVERFLOW YOU;
  • 00:19:36.080 --> 00:19:39.230
  • WHEN YOU WALK THROUGH THE FIRE,
  • 00:19:39.240 --> 00:19:41.240
  • YOU WILL NOT BE SCORCHED NOR WILL THE FLAME BURN YOU."
  • 00:19:41.250 --> 00:19:45.290
  • NOTICE THE WORD "THROUGH."
  • 00:19:46.000 --> 00:19:48.200
  • HE DOESN'T TAKE US OUT OF THE RIVER,
  • 00:19:48.210 --> 00:19:50.140
  • OUT OF THE FLOODS, OUT OF THE FIRE,
  • 00:19:50.150 --> 00:19:52.130
  • BUT HE WILL WALK WITH US THROUGH THEM.
  • 00:19:52.140 --> 00:19:54.220
  • I HAD A FRIEND ONE TIME WHO WAS GOING THROUGH
  • 00:19:54.230 --> 00:19:58.040
  • A MASSIVE REORGANIZATION OF HIS COMPANY THAT
  • 00:19:58.050 --> 00:20:00.080
  • HE WORKED FOR.
  • 00:20:00.090 --> 00:20:01.090
  • HE DIDN'T KNOW IF HE WAS GOING TO HAVE A JOB OR NOT
  • 00:20:01.100 --> 00:20:03.080
  • IN SIX WEEKS.
  • 00:20:03.090 --> 00:20:04.240
  • AND HE SAID: PASTOR, IF I JUST KNEW THAT I WAS GOING
  • 00:20:04.250 --> 00:20:08.180
  • THROUGH THIS TUNNEL, AND THERE WOULD BE FIVE
  • 00:20:08.190 --> 00:20:10.200
  • MONSTERS I WOULD HAVE TO FIGHT,
  • 00:20:10.210 --> 00:20:12.200
  • BUT AT LEAST THERE WAS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE
  • 00:20:12.210 --> 00:20:14.240
  • TUNNEL, I THINK I COULD MAKE IT THROUGH
  • 00:20:14.250 --> 00:20:16.040
  • THIS EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:20:16.050 --> 00:20:17.130
  • WELL THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.
  • 00:20:17.140 --> 00:20:20.090
  • THAT LIGHT IS THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
  • 00:20:20.100 --> 00:20:22.140
  • GOD SAYS: I WILL WALK WITH YOU THROUGH THE TUNNEL AND
  • 00:20:22.150 --> 00:20:26.040
  • I'LL BE WITH YOU AT THE OTHER SIDE.
  • 00:20:26.050 --> 00:20:28.020
  • AND THAT'S WHAT TRUST MEANS.
  • 00:20:28.030 --> 00:20:30.020
  • TRUSTING IN GOD'S POWER FREES US FROM PANIC ABOUT
  • 00:20:30.030 --> 00:20:35.000
  • OUR PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 00:20:35.010 --> 00:20:36.160
  • THIRDLY, TRUSTING GOD'S WISDOM PROVIDES FREEDOM
  • 00:20:36.170 --> 00:20:41.200
  • FROM WORRY ABOUT FUTURE POSSIBILITIES.
  • 00:20:41.210 --> 00:20:45.090
  • TRUSTING GOD'S WISDOM PROVIDES FREEDOM FROM
  • 00:20:45.100 --> 00:20:48.100
  • WORRY ABOUT FUTURE POSSIBILITIES.
  • 00:20:48.110 --> 00:20:50.000
  • CAN YOU RECALL SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED IN YOUR
  • 00:20:50.010 --> 00:20:52.180
  • LIFE, PERHAPS YEARS AGO, A DIFFICULTY YOU WERE
  • 00:20:52.190 --> 00:20:55.260
  • GOING THROUGH AND YOU WERE SO WORRIED ABOUT
  • 00:20:55.270 --> 00:20:57.290
  • WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN?
  • 00:20:58.000 --> 00:20:59.090
  • WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN?
  • 00:20:59.100 --> 00:21:00.100
  • AND THE THING YOU DREADED MOST NEVER ENDED UP
  • 00:21:00.110 --> 00:21:03.070
  • HAPPENING AT ALL.
  • 00:21:03.080 --> 00:21:04.240
  • AND AS YOU LOOK BACK ON THAT EXPERIENCE YOU SMILE
  • 00:21:04.250 --> 00:21:07.090
  • ALMOST THINKING ABOUT ALL THE NEEDLESS ANXIETY YOU
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  • WENT THROUGH, AND YOU THINK: YOU KNOW IF ONLY
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  • BACK THEN I'D HAD A FAST-FORWARD BUTTON
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  • THAT I COULD HAVE PRESSED THAT I WOULD SEE HOW EVERYTHING
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  • WORKED OUT, I COULD HAVE SAVED
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  • LIFE DOESN'T HAVE A FAST-FORWARD BUTTON ON IT,
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  • BUT WHAT LIFE DOES HAVE IS THE PROMISE THAT WE CAN
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  • TRUST GOD WITH OUR FUTURE.
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  • IN JEREMIAH 29:11 GOD SAYS,
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  • "FOR I KNOW THE PLANS THAT I HAVE FOR YOU,
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  • DECLARES THE LORD, PLANS FOR WELFARE AND NOT FOR
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  • GOD KNOWS YOUR FUTURE BECAUSE HE HAS PLANNED
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  • THE FUTURE.
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  • PSALM 46:10, "BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD."
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  • TO FALL.
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  • FROM FALLING; AND GOD'S WISDOM MEANS HE KNOWS
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  • EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW,
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