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June 20, 2019
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS, AND WELCOME AGAIN TO
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY. IN OUR CULTURE,
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  • WE'RE OFTEN DRIVEN TO OBTAIN A WORTHY GOAL LIKE AN
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  • ACADEMIC DEGREE, AN ATHLETIC AWARD, OR CAREER ADVANCEMENT
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  • THROUGH OUR EFFORTS.
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  • THE THEORY IS IF YOU WORK HARD ENOUGH, YOU'LL EARN IT.
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  • NOW THAT MAKES SENSE IN MOST AREAS OF LIFE...
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  • BUT THAT SUPPOSITION FAILS WHEN IT COMES TO OUR SALVATION,
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  • BECAUSE THERE'S JUST NO WAY WE CAN EARN OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS WITH GOD.
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  • TODAY, JEWS, CHRISTIANS, AND EVEN MUSLIMS LOOK TO
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  • FATHER ABRAHAM AS THE SUPREME EXAMPLE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
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  • SOME BELIEVE THAT ABRAHAM EARNED HIS SALVATION THROUGH
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  • THE THINGS THAT HE DID INSTEAD OF BY FAITH.
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  • JOIN ME TODAY AS WE EXAMINE ABRAHAM CLOSELY AND ANSWER THE QUESTION,
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  • "WHAT DID ABRAHAM DO" THAT MADE HIM RIGHT WITH GOD?
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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
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  • CARRIED OUT HIS LIFE AND MINISTRY.
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  • REQUEST THE IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PAUL
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  • DVD TEACHING SET WHEN YOU GIVE
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  • A GENEROUS GIFT TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • PASTOR JOHN MACARTHUR WRITES ABOUT A HINDU RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL
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  • IN WHICH PILGRIMS FROM THE HINDU FAITH FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD
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  • WOULD GATHER AT GANGES RIVER IN ORDER TO IMMERSE THEMSELVES IN
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  • THAT RIVER FOR THE CLEANSING OF THEIR SINS. ALONG THE RIVER
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  • BANKS OF THE GANGES RIVER THERE ARE SHAVING BOOTHS IN WHICH
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  • HINDUS ARE TOLD BEFORE THEY BATHE IN THE RIVER, THEY NEED TO
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  • SHAVE AND REMOVE EVERY HAIR FROM THEIR BODIES. WHY DO THEY DO
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  • THAT? BECAUSE ACCORDING TO THE HOLY HINDU BOOK, FOR EVERY HAIR
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  • THAT A HINDU SHAVES AND THROWS INTO THE GANGES RIVER, GOD WILL
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  • ADD ONE MILLION YEARS IN HEAVEN TO THAT PERSON. MACARTHUR WRITES
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  • WHAT A DAMNING DECEPTION OF SATAN. BUT THAT DECEPTION IS NOT
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  • JUST LIMITED TO THE HINDU RELIGION. THAT DECEPTION OF
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  • SATAN HAS BEEN USED ANY RELIGION EVEN THOSE THAT CARRY A
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  • CHRISTIAN NAME TO IT THAT SAY WE EARN A PLACE WITH GOD BY OUR
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  • WORKS, OUR RITUAL, OR OUR KEEPING OF THE LAW. THERE ARE
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  • MANY PEOPLE TODAY WHO ARE HEADED TO AN ETERNITY OF SEPARATION
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  • FROM GOD BECAUSE THEY HAVE FALLEN FOR THAT GREAT DECEPTION
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  • THAT WE CAN SOMEHOW MERIT A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. AND
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  • IT'S THAT DECEPTION THAT THE APOSTLE PAUL SOUGHT TO DISPEL IN
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  • HIS LETTER TO THE CHRISTIANS AT ROME. REMEMBER WHAT PAUL SAID?
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  • THROUGHOUT THIS LETTER HE SAYS: A RIGHT-STANDING WITH GOD, GOD'S
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  • RIGHTEOUSNESS IS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE WHO TRUSTS IN THE
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  • REDEMPTIVE WORK OF CHRIST. THAT'S THE THEME OF THE BOOK OF
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  • ROMANS. HOW DO WE KNOW THAT'S TRUE? PAUL SAYS: JUST LOOK AT
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  • ABRAHAM. AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO THIS MORNING. TURN
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  • IF YOU WOULD TO ROMANS CHAPTER 4 AS WE DISCOVER WHAT ABRAHAM
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  • DID THAT RESULTED IN HIS RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. NOW ALL
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  • OF PAUL'S AUDIENCE, JEWS AND GENTILES ALIKE, AGREE THAT
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  • ABRAHAM WAS A RIGHTEOUS MAN; THAT HE WAS GOING TO BE IN HEAVEN.
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  • THE QUESTION IS: WHAT IS IT THAT MADE ABRAHAM
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  • RIGHT WITH GOD? AND SO PAUL USES ABRAHAM'S LIFE TO ANSWER THAT
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  • QUESTION. HE SAYS ABRAHAM'S RIGHTEOUSNESS, THAT IS HIS
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  • RIGHT-STANDING WITH GOD, WAS APART FROM HIS WORKS. ABRAHAM'S
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  • RIGHTEOUSNESS WAS, FIRST OF ALL, APART FROM WORKS. SECONDLY, NOT
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  • ONLY WAS ABRAHAM'S RIGHTEOUSNESS APART FROM WORKS, IT WAS APART
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  • FROM RITUAL. YOU KNOW MANY PEOPLE THINK IT IS RELIGIOUS
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  • RITUALS, WHETHER IT'S BATHING IN THE GANGES RIVER, OR GETTING
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  • BAPTIZED, OR TAKING THE LORD'S SUPPER, OR JOINING THE CHURCH,
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  • THEY THINK THAT IS WHAT EARNS A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
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  • WELL, LOOK AT WHAT PAUL SAYS IN ROMANS 4 VERSES 9 AND 10.
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  • HE'S SAYING: ASK YOURSELF THE QUESTION: WHEN WAS
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  • ABRAHAM CIRCUMCISED? PAUL SAYS TO HIS AUDIENCE: NOW IF IT IS
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  • TRUE THAT ABRAHAM WAS CIRCUMCISED FIRST, AND THEN
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  • DECLARED TO BE RIGHTEOUS, MY WHOLE ARGUMENT FALLS APART.
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  • BUT PAUL SAYS: LOOK AT THE CHRONOLOGY OF ABRAHAM'S LIFE.
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  • ABRAHAM WAS DECLARED RIGHTEOUS IN GENESIS CHAPTER 15 VERSE 6 WHEN HE WAS
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  • 86 YEARS OLD. HE WASN'T CIRCUMCISED
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  • UNTIL 13 YEARS LATER. IT WASN'T THE RITUAL
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  • THAT MADE HIM RIGHTEOUS. LOOK AT VERSE 11, "FOR ABRAHAM
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  • RECEIVED THE SIGN OF CIRCUMCISION, A SEAL OF THE
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  • RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE FAITH HE HAD," WHEN? "WHILE HE WAS
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  • UNCIRCUMCISED." HIS FAITH CAME FIRST, HIS CIRCUMCISION LATER.
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  • NOW TODAY IN THE CHRISTIAN FAITH, BAPTISM HAS REPLACED
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  • CIRCUMCISION AS THE SIGN OF OUR SALVATION. AND THAT'S WHAT THE
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  • BIBLE TEACHES. BAPTISM LIKE CIRCUMCISION
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  • WAS A SIGN, IT WAS A SEAL OF SALVATION,
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  • BUT IT WAS NEVER INTENDED AS A MEANS OF SALVATION.
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  • NOTICE WHAT ELSE PAUL SAYS ABOUT ABRAHAM'S RIGHTEOUSNESS.
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  • NOT ONLY WAS IT APART FROM WORKS OR RITUAL -
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  • IT WAS ALSO APART FROM THE LAW. LOOK AT
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  • ROMANS 4:13, "FOR THE PROMISE TO ABRAHAM OR
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  • TO HIS DESCENDANTS THAT HE WOULD BE HEIR OF THE WORLD WAS NOT
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  • THROUGH THE LAW, BUT THROUGH THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF FAITH."
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  • NOW AGAIN, ABRAHAM LIVED 430 YEARS BEFORE MOSES
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  • RECEIVED THE LAW ACCORDING TO GALATIANS 3:17. SO IT'S
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  • IMPOSSIBLE FOR ABRAHAM TO KEEP THE MOSAIC LAW BECAUSE IT HADN'T
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  • EVEN COME INTO EXISTENCE. THAT MEANS PAUL IS NOT JUST TALKING
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  • ABOUT THE MOSAIC LAW, HE'S SAYING NOBODY CAN BE SAVED BY
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  • ANY STANDARDS, BY KEEPING ANYBODY'S LAW.
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  • WELL, WHAT WAS ABRAHAM'S RIGHTEOUSNESS DEPENDENT UPON?
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  • ABRAHAM WAS DECLARED RIGHTEOUS BECAUSE OF
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  • HIS FAITH IN GOD'S GRACE. NOW I WANT YOU TO NOTICE IN THIS
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  • PASSAGE FIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF ABRAHAM'S FAITH. FIRST OF ALL,
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  • NOTICE THAT HIS FAITH THAT SECURED GOD'S GRACE, FIRST OF
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  • ALL, CAME BY GOD'S GRACE. HE HAD A FAITH THAT, FIRST OF ALL, CAME
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  • BY GOD'S GRACE. LOOK AT VERSE 16, "FOR THIS REASON IT IS BY
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  • FAITH, THAT IT MIGHT BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH GRACE, IN ORDER
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  • THAT THE PROMISE MAY BE CERTAIN TO ALL OF HIS DESCENDANTS."
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  • WHY IS IT THAT GOD CHOSE TO SAVE ABRAHAM? ABRAHAM WAS AN
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  • IDOLATER, THE BIBLE SAYS. HE WASN'T ANY MORE OR LESS
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  • WICKED THAN ANYBODY ELSE IN UR OF THE CHALDEES. THEN WHAT IS IT
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  • THAT MADE GOD CHOOSE ABRAHAM? WHY DID HE CHOOSE ABRAHAM?
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  • BECAUSE OF HIS GRACE. HIS UNDESERVED LOVE. THAT'S THE ONLY
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  • REASON HE CHOSE HIM. AND THAT'S THE ONLY REASON HE CHOSE YOU,
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  • AND CHOSE ME. LISTEN LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, OUR ABILITY TO EVEN
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  • BELIEVE UPON JESUS CHRIST, OUR ABILITY TO HAVE FAITH ITSELF IS
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  • A GIFT FROM GOD, AND THAT MEANS THERE IS NO ROOM FOR BOASTING.
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  • THAT WAS TRUE OF ABRAHAM. ABRAHAM'S FAITH WAS, FIRST OF
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  • ALL, BASED, IT CAME BY GOD'S GRACE. SECONDLY, IT WAS CENTERED
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  • ON GOD'S CHARACTER. LOOK AT VERSE 17, "FOR AS IT IS WRITTEN,
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  • 'A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOU' IN THE SIGHT OF HIM IN
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  • WHOM ABRAHAM BELIEVED, EVEN GOD, WHO GIVES LIFE TO THE DEAD AND
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  • CALLS INTO BEING THAT WHICH DOES NOT EXIST." UNDERLINE THAT
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  • PHRASE IN VERSE 17 "IN WHOM ABRAHAM BELIEVED." ABRAHAM'S
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  • FAITH THAT GOD WOULD DO WHAT HE HAD PROMISED TO DO WAS BUILT ON
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  • GOD'S CHARACTER. THIRDLY, ABRAHAM'S FAITH WAS BASED
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  • ON GOD'S WORD. WHAT IS IT THAT MADE ABRAHAM SO SURE GOD WOULD
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  • MAKE HIM THE FATHER OF MANY PEOPLE? IT WASN'T BECAUSE THERE WAS ANY
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  • OUTSIDE EVIDENCE. IN FACT ALL OUTSIDE EVIDENCE WAS TO THE
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  • CONTRARY. ABRAHAM WAS 100 YEARS OLD ALMOST, HIS WIFE WAS
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  • 90 YEARS OLD. THERE WAS NO REASON TO BELIEVE GOD COULD DO THIS.
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  • SO WHY DID HE BELIEVE IT? LOOK AT VERSE 18, "IN HOPE AGAINST
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  • HOPE HE BELIEVED, IN ORDER THAT HE MIGHT BECOME A FATHER OF MANY
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  • NATIONS ACCORDING TO THAT WHICH HAD BEEN SPOKEN, 'SO SHALL YOUR
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  • DESCENDANTS BE.'" THE REASON ABRAHAM BELIEVED HE WOULD BE THE
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  • FATHER OF MANY PEOPLE IS BECAUSE GOD HAD SAID IT. AND TO ABRAHAM
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  • THAT WAS ENOUGH. IF GOD SAID IT, ABRAHAM BELIEVED IT. AND LADIES
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  • AND GENTLEMEN THAT IS WHAT FAITH IS. I WANT YOU TO STAY WITH ME
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  • ON THIS BECAUSE THERE'S SO MUCH MISUNDERSTANDING IN THE
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  • CHRISTIAN WORLD ABOUT THIS TODAY. FAITH IS NOT A HOPE OR A
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  • WISH THAT GOD WILL DO WHAT YOU WANT HIM TO DO. FAITH ACCORDING
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  • TO HEBREWS 11 IS THE ASSURANCE THAT GOD WILL DO WHAT HE HAS
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  • SAID HE WILL DO. IT'S A FAITH IN WHAT GOD HAS ALREADY SAID.
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  • GOD WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU, NOR WILL HE FORSAKE YOU.
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  • GOD WILL SUPPLY ALL OF YOUR NEEDS ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES IN
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  • CHRIST JESUS. GOD WILL BE ABLE TO CAUSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR
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  • LIFE, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY, TO WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD.
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  • GOD PROMISES THAT ONE DAY HE WILL TAKE YOUR BODY TO THIS
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  • PLACE IN THE GRAVE, AND HE WILL RAISE IT, AND HE WILL GIVE YOU
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  • ETERNAL LIFE. GOD WILL GUARANTEE THAT ONE DAY YOU'RE GOING TO SEE
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  • THAT CHRISTIAN LOVED ONE AGAIN IN HEAVEN WHEN YOU'RE CAUGHT UP
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  • TOGETHER TO MEET THE LORD IN THE AIR. GOD WILL DO THAT BECAUSE
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  • GOD HAS SPOKEN IT ALREADY. THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE
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  • FAITH. FAITH IS THE ASSURANCE THAT GOD WILL DO WHAT HE HAS
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  • PROMISED TO DO. NOTICE ALSO THAT THIS FAITH THAT HE HAD WAS
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  • ASSURED BY GOD'S TRUSTWORTHINESS. LOOK AT VERSES
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  • 20 TO 21, "YET, WITH RESPECT TO THE PROMISES OF GOD, ABRAHAM DID
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  • NOT WAVER IN UNBELIEF BUT HE GREW STRONG IN FAITH, GIVING GLORY TO GOD,
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  • AND BEING FULLY ASSURED THAT WHAT HE HAD PROMISED,
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  • HE WAS ABLE ALSO TO PERFORM." ABRAHAM'S FAITH WAS ASSURED
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  • BY GOD'S TRUSTWORTHINESS. AREN'T YOU GLAD GOD DOESN'T JUDGE US ON
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  • THE BASIS OF A SINGLE MISTAKE, OR A SERIES OF MISTAKES? A BAD
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  • DAY OR A BAD YEAR THAT WE HAVE? INSTEAD GOD TAKES THE LONG VIEW.
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  • AND WHEN GOD LOOKED AT THE LONG VIEW OF ABRAHAM, YEAH, HE HAD
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  • SOME HICCUPS IN HIS JOURNEY OF FAITH - NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. BUT
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  • HE GREW STRONGER, AND STRONGER, AND STRONGER IN HIS BELIEF THAT
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  • GOD COULD DO WHAT HE HAD PROMISED TO DO. ONE OTHER NOTE
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  • ABOUT VERSE 21. WILL YOU NOTICE THAT IT SAYS, "ABRAHAM WAS FULLY
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  • ASSURED THAT WHAT HE HAD PROMISED, HE WAS ABLE TO
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  • PERFORM"? GRACE AND ASSURANCE GO HAND IN HAND TOGETHER, JUST LIKE
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  • WORKS AND DOUBT GO HAND IN HAND TOGETHER. YOU KNOW, SOMEBODY
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  • WHO'S TRYING TO WORK HIS WAY TO HEAVEN WILL ALWAYS BE IN DOUBT
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  • ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. I MEAN, IF SALVATION,
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  • RIGHTEOUSNESS IS BASED ON OUR EFFORTS - LET'S SAY IT'S BASED
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  • ON WORKS - HOW DO YOU KNOW WHENEVER YOU'VE DONE ENOUGH
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  • WORKS TO GET INTO HEAVEN? IF IT'S BASED ON RELIGIOUS RITUAL,
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  • HOW DO YOU KNOW WHICH RITUALS TO DO? IS IT THE RITUAL OF THE
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  • HINDUS, THE BUDDHIST, THE JEWS? I MEAN, HOW DO YOU KNOW WHOSE
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  • RITUALS TO FOLLOW? IF IT'S BASED ON LAW, WHICH LAW IS IT THAT I'M
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  • SUPPOSED TO OBEY? THAT'S WHY A PERSON WHO TRIES TO BE RIGHT
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  • WITH GOD THROUGH HIS OWN EFFORTS IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE IN DOUBT
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  • ABOUT WHERE HE STANDS WITH GOD. ON THE OTHER HAND, WHEN YOU GO
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  • UNDER THE GRACE PLAN; YOU REALIZE THAT IT'S ALL OF GRACE
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  • AND NONE OF ME. IT GIVES YOU THE ASSURANCE THAT GOD WILL DO WHAT
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  • HE'S PROMISED TO DO. IN MY YEARS AS A PASTOR, I'VE COME TO THE
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  • CONCLUSION THAT PERHAPS THE GREATEST SINGLE BAROMETER OF
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  • WHETHER A PERSON IS REALLY SAVED OR NOT IS THE AMOUNT OF
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  • ASSURANCE HE HAS. IF HE'S ALWAYS DOUBTING HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH
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  • GOD THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD INDICATOR THAT HE'S TRYING TO DO
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  • IT UNDER THE WORKS PLAN. BUT IF HE IS FULLY ASSURED LIKE ABRAHAM
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  • WAS, THAT PERSON UNDERSTANDS GRACE. NUMBER FIVE, ABRAHAM'S
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  • FAITH WAS OBEDIENT TO GOD'S COMMANDS. LOOK AT VERSE 22,
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  • "THEREFORE, ALSO IT WAS ALSO RECKONED, ACCOUNTED TO HIM AS
  • 00:13:41.240 --> 00:13:45.120
  • RIGHTEOUSNESS." NOW PASTOR, ARE YOU SAYING THAT GOOD WORKS ARE
  • 00:13:45.130 --> 00:13:50.290
  • NOT IMPORTANT IN A CHRISTIAN'S LIFE? OH, NO, I'M NOT SAYING
  • 00:13:51.000 --> 00:13:54.000
  • THAT AT ALL. IN FACT, I'M SAYING GOOD WORKS ARE ESSENTIAL IN YOUR
  • 00:13:54.010 --> 00:13:58.280
  • RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. BUT GOOD WORKS ARE ESSENTIAL NOT TO
  • 00:13:58.290 --> 00:14:04.070
  • SECURE YOUR SALVATION, BUT TO VERIFY YOUR SALVATION. THAT'S
  • 00:14:04.080 --> 00:14:09.290
  • WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES. WE'RE NOT SAVED BY OUR WORKS, BUT WE
  • 00:14:10.000 --> 00:14:14.030
  • ARE SAVED FOR OUR WORKS. AND WHERE THERE ARE NO WORKS,
  • 00:14:14.040 --> 00:14:17.270
  • THERE'S PROBABLY NO FAITH EITHER. YOU SEE THAT IN
  • 00:14:17.280 --> 00:14:22.090
  • ABRAHAM'S LIFE. I WANT TO SHOW THIS TO YOU BY SHOWING YOU THE
  • 00:14:22.100 --> 00:14:26.210
  • SINGLE GREATEST CONTRADICTION IN THE BIBLE. PAUL SAYS IN ROMANS
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  • 3:28, A MAN IS JUSTIFIED BY FAITH APART FROM THE WORKS OF
  • 00:14:31.190 --> 00:14:34.210
  • THE LAW. JAMES SAYS A MAN IS JUSTIFIED BY WORKS AND NOT BY
  • 00:14:34.220 --> 00:14:39.010
  • FAITH ALONE. NOW I WANT YOU TO STAY WITH ME ON THIS - THIS IS
  • 00:14:39.020 --> 00:14:41.220
  • MORE THAN A THEOLOGICAL DISCUSSION. A RIGHT
  • 00:14:41.230 --> 00:14:46.080
  • UNDERSTANDING OF THIS DETERMINES WHETHER YOU'RE GOING TO HEAVEN
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  • OR HELL WHEN YOU DIE. YOU BETTER BE SURE YOU'RE UNDER THE RIGHT
  • 00:14:49.190 --> 00:14:52.140
  • PLAN. SO WHICH IS IT? IS IT THE PAUL PLAN OF FAITH IN GOD'S
  • 00:14:52.150 --> 00:14:57.290
  • GRACE, OR IS IT THE JAMES PLAN OF FAITH AND WORKS? WELL, I WANT
  • 00:14:58.000 --> 00:15:03.220
  • TO SHOW YOU IT'S NO CONTRADICTION AT ALL. FACT IS
  • 00:15:03.230 --> 00:15:07.180
  • PAUL, WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT JUSTIFICATION, HE USES THAT WORD
  • 00:15:07.190 --> 00:15:11.070
  • TO REFER TO GOD'S ACT OF DECLARING US RIGHTEOUS BY OUR
  • 00:15:11.080 --> 00:15:14.290
  • FAITH IN HIS GRACE. TO PAUL, JUSTIFICATION WAS GOD'S ACT BY
  • 00:15:15.000 --> 00:15:20.040
  • WHICH HE DECLARES A SINNER RIGHTEOUS BECAUSE OF THE GRACE
  • 00:15:20.050 --> 00:15:22.260
  • OF GOD. BUT WHEN JAMES USES THE WORD "JUSTIFIED" HE DOESN'T USE
  • 00:15:22.270 --> 00:15:28.190
  • IT TO MEAN "TO MAKE RIGHTEOUS," HE USES IT TO MEAN "TO BE SEEN
  • 00:15:28.200 --> 00:15:35.030
  • AS RIGHTEOUS." LET ME SHOW YOU WHY I SAY THAT. VERSE 21, "WAS NOT,"
  • 00:15:35.040 --> 00:15:42.030
  • JAMES 2, "WAS NOT ABRAHAM OUR FATHER JUSTIFIED BY WORKS WHEN HE OFFERED UP
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  • ISAAC HIS SON ON THE ALTAR?" ABRAHAM WAS DECLARED RIGHTEOUS
  • 00:15:47.270 --> 00:15:53.260
  • IN GENESIS CHAPTER 15 WHEN HE BELIEVED IN THE PROMISES OF GOD.
  • 00:15:53.270 --> 00:15:58.140
  • THAT'S WHAT PAUL REFERS TO. BUT JAMES IS TALKING ABOUT AN EVENT
  • 00:15:58.150 --> 00:16:02.140
  • THAT HAPPENED 30 YEARS AFTER ABRAHAM WAS DECLARED RIGHTEOUS IN THE
  • 00:16:02.150 --> 00:16:07.190
  • SIGHT OF GOD; AND THAT IS WHEN HE OBEYED GOD BY OFFERING HIS
  • 00:16:07.200 --> 00:16:11.000
  • SON ISAAC AS A SACRIFICE. VERSE 22, "YOU SEE THAT FAITH WAS
  • 00:16:11.010 --> 00:16:15.120
  • WORKING WITH HIS WORKS, AND AS A RESULT OF THE WORKS, FAITH WAS
  • 00:16:15.130 --> 00:16:18.250
  • PERFECTED; AND THE SCRIPTURE WAS FULFILLED WHICH SAYS, 'AND
  • 00:16:18.260 --> 00:16:23.200
  • ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS COUNTED TO HIM AS
  • 00:16:23.210 --> 00:16:26.230
  • RIGHTEOUSNESS.'" THEY'RE SAYING THE SAME THING. ABRAHAM WAS
  • 00:16:26.240 --> 00:16:30.190
  • DECLARED RIGHTEOUS WHEN HE BELIEVED IN THE PROMISES OF GOD,
  • 00:16:30.200 --> 00:16:34.280
  • BUT HIS FAITH WAS AUTHENTICATED 30 YEARS LATER WHEN THAT FAITH
  • 00:16:34.290 --> 00:16:41.040
  • WAS FULFILLED, AND HE OBEYED GOD AND OFFERED HIS SON ISAAC AS A
  • 00:16:41.050 --> 00:16:45.000
  • SACRIFICE. PAUL AND JAMES ARE SAYING THE SAME THING. WE ARE
  • 00:16:45.010 --> 00:16:50.010
  • SAVED, CERTAINLY, BY FAITH IN GOD'S GRACE, BUT IF WE HAVE
  • 00:16:50.020 --> 00:16:54.130
  • SAVING FAITH, THERE WILL ALWAYS BE AN OBEDIENCE TO GOD THAT
  • 00:16:54.140 --> 00:16:58.050
  • FOLLOWS AFTER THAT. AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED WITH ABRAHAM.
  • 00:16:58.060 --> 00:17:02.050
  • THAT'S WHY HE SAYS THE SCRIPTURE WAS FULFILLED 30 YEARS LATER
  • 00:17:02.060 --> 00:17:06.030
  • WHICH SAID 30 YEARS EARLIER ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD AND IT WAS
  • 00:17:06.040 --> 00:17:09.210
  • RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS. FAITH WITHOUT
  • 00:17:09.220 --> 00:17:12.270
  • WORKS IS A DEAD, NON-EXISTENT FAITH. MARTIN LUTHER MANY YEARS
  • 00:17:12.280 --> 00:17:18.180
  • LATER WOULD DESCRIBE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAITH AND
  • 00:17:18.190 --> 00:17:22.010
  • WORKS THIS WAY. HE SAID, "FAITH ALONE SAVES, BUT SAVING FAITH IS
  • 00:17:22.020 --> 00:17:28.130
  • NEVER ALONE. WHERE THERE IS GENUINE FAITH, THERE WILL BE
  • 00:17:28.140 --> 00:17:33.240
  • GENUINE WORKS OF OBEDIENCE IN A CHRISTIAN'S LIFE." WHAT DOES
  • 00:17:33.250 --> 00:17:39.160
  • THIS PASSAGE MEAN TO US? HE MAKES IT VERY CLEAR, PAUL DOES,
  • 00:17:39.170 --> 00:17:44.050
  • THAT THIS WHOLE STORY IS NOT JUST ABOUT ABRAHAM, IT HAS
  • 00:17:44.060 --> 00:17:47.100
  • APPLICATION FOR US AS WELL. SO LET ME GIVE YOU IN CLOSING TWO
  • 00:17:47.110 --> 00:17:51.020
  • QUICK APPLICATIONS HERE FOR US. FIRST OF ALL FOR THE
  • 00:17:51.030 --> 00:17:54.170
  • NON-CHRISTIAN, THIS PASSAGE REMINDS US THAT THE UNRIGHTEOUS
  • 00:17:54.180 --> 00:17:57.280
  • ARE JUSTIFIED THROUGH FAITH. LOOK AT VERSES 24 TO 25. IT WASN'T
  • 00:17:57.290 --> 00:18:03.090
  • WRITTEN FOR ABRAHAM'S SAKE, "BUT FOR OUR SAKE ALSO, TO WHOM IT
  • 00:18:03.100 --> 00:18:06.260
  • WILL BE RECKONED, AS THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN HIM WHO RAISED JESUS
  • 00:18:06.270 --> 00:18:10.220
  • OUR LORD FROM THE DEAD, HE, JESUS, WHO WAS DELIVERED UP
  • 00:18:10.230 --> 00:18:15.010
  • BECAUSE OF OUR TRANSGRESSIONS, AND WAS RAISED BECAUSE OF OUR
  • 00:18:15.020 --> 00:18:18.220
  • JUSTIFICATION." JESUS WAS DELIVERED TO THE CROSS TO DIE
  • 00:18:18.230 --> 00:18:22.270
  • FOR OUR SINS. WHEN HE DIED ON THE CROSS, HE TOOK THE
  • 00:18:22.280 --> 00:18:26.070
  • PUNISHMENT - THE WRATH OF GOD WE DESERVED. AND HE WAS RAISED
  • 00:18:26.080 --> 00:18:30.010
  • UP THREE DAYS LATER FOR OUR JUSTIFICATION. THAT IS, HAD HE
  • 00:18:30.020 --> 00:18:33.250
  • REMAINED IN THAT GRAVE, IT WOULD HAVE MEANT HE DIED FOR HIS OWN
  • 00:18:33.260 --> 00:18:36.190
  • SINS. BUT THE FACT THAT GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD MEANT
  • 00:18:36.200 --> 00:18:40.080
  • THAT GOD ACCEPTED HIS SACRIFICE FOR YOUR SINS AND MY SINS. THE
  • 00:18:40.090 --> 00:18:45.180
  • UNRIGHTEOUS ARE MADE RIGHTEOUS, THEY ARE JUSTIFIED THROUGH
  • 00:18:45.190 --> 00:18:48.260
  • FAITH. BUT THERE'S AN APPLICATION, SECONDLY, FOR THOSE
  • 00:18:48.270 --> 00:18:52.040
  • OF US WHO ARE ALREADY CHRISTIANS. AND THAT IS THE
  • 00:18:52.050 --> 00:18:54.280
  • RIGHTEOUS ARE TO LIVE BY FAITH. WE'RE SAVED THROUGH FAITH;
  • 00:18:54.290 --> 00:19:00.020
  • WE'RE ALSO TO LIVE BY FAITH. IN COLOSSIANS 2:6 PAUL SAID,
  • 00:19:00.030 --> 00:19:04.050
  • "AS YOU, THEREFORE HAVE RECEIVED CHRIST JESUS, SO WALK IN HIM."
  • 00:19:04.060 --> 00:19:09.230
  • WE TRUSTED IN CHRIST TO SAVE US - WE ARE TO TRUST IN CHRIST TO
  • 00:19:09.240 --> 00:19:14.140
  • SUSTAIN US THROUGHOUT THE REST OF OUR LIFE. HAVE YOU EVER
  • 00:19:14.150 --> 00:19:17.160
  • THOUGHT ABOUT THIS? HOW FOOLISH IT IS TO SAY: NOW GOD, I AM
  • 00:19:17.170 --> 00:19:24.060
  • TRUSTING IN A SAVIOR WHOM I'VE NEVER SEEN TO TAKE ME TO A
  • 00:19:24.070 --> 00:19:28.280
  • HEAVEN I'VE NEVER EXPERIENCED IN THE HEREAFTER. I'M TRUSTING YOU
  • 00:19:28.290 --> 00:19:33.100
  • FOR THAT, BUT I CAN'T TRUST YOU IN THE HERE AND NOW TO HANDLE
  • 00:19:33.110 --> 00:19:37.070
  • THIS PROBLEM I'M FACING AT WORK, OR IN MY MARRIAGE, OR WITH MY
  • 00:19:37.080 --> 00:19:41.070
  • FINANCES. DOES THAT MAKE ANY SENSE TO SAY WE'RE BANKING OUR
  • 00:19:41.080 --> 00:19:44.230
  • ENTIRE ETERNAL DESTINY ON THE POWER OF GOD, BUT NOT TO TRUST
  • 00:19:44.240 --> 00:19:49.060
  • HIM RIGHT NOW? WHAT I WANT YOU TO SEE ABOUT ABRAHAM IS HIS
  • 00:19:49.070 --> 00:19:53.030
  • FAITH WAS NOT JUST A ONE-TIME EVENT THAT SECURED HIS PLACE IN
  • 00:19:53.040 --> 00:19:56.150
  • HEAVEN; IT BECAME A WAY OF LIFE FOR ABRAHAM. AS ABRAHAM GREW IN
  • 00:19:56.160 --> 00:20:02.000
  • HIS FAITH, HE GREW TO TRUST IN GOD'S PLAN, THAT GOD HAD A PLAN
  • 00:20:02.010 --> 00:20:07.170
  • THAT WAS BETTER THAN HIS PLAN. HE BEGAN TO LEARN HOW TO TRUST
  • 00:20:07.180 --> 00:20:10.290
  • IN GOD'S TIMING. THAT JUST BECAUSE GOD DIDN'T ANSWER EVERY
  • 00:20:11.000 --> 00:20:14.170
  • PRAYER WHEN ABRAHAM WANTED IT ANSWERED DOESN'T MEAN HE WASN'T
  • 00:20:14.180 --> 00:20:17.290
  • LISTENING; IT MEANS GOD HAD A DIFFERENT TIMETABLE THAN
  • 00:20:18.000 --> 00:20:20.100
  • ABRAHAM'S. HAVE YOU LEARNED THOSE LESSONS? ARE YOU LEARNING
  • 00:20:20.110 --> 00:20:26.010
  • MORE AND MORE THAT THE SAME GOD YOU'RE TRUSTING IN TO SAVE YOU
  • 00:20:26.020 --> 00:20:31.010
  • WHEN YOU DIE IS A GOD YOU CAN TRUST IN RIGHT NOW? CHUCK
  • 00:20:31.020 --> 00:20:37.110
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  • HEARD THAT ONE OF HIS FORMER STUDENTS WAS GOING TO PREACH IN
  • 00:20:50.220 --> 00:20:53.060
  • CHAPEL. AND HE WOULD ALWAYS SIT AT THE BACK OF THE CHAPEL TO
  • 00:20:53.070 --> 00:20:56.000
  • LISTEN TO HIS STUDENTS. BUT HE WOULD LISTEN TO A FORMER STUDENT
  • 00:20:56.010 --> 00:21:00.110
  • ONLY ONE TIME. WHY? HE EXPLAINED IT THIS WAY, "WHEN MY BOYS COME
  • 00:21:00.120 --> 00:21:07.270
  • BACK, I COME TO HEAR THEM ONCE. I COME TO SEE IF THEY ARE
  • 00:21:07.280 --> 00:21:12.160
  • BIG-GODDERS OR LITTLE-GODDERS. AND THEN I KNOW WHAT THEIR
  • 00:21:12.170 --> 00:21:18.050
  • MINISTRY WILL BE. SOME MEN HAVE A LITTLE GOD AND THEY'RE ALWAYS
  • 00:21:18.060 --> 00:21:23.100
  • IN TROUBLE WITH HIM. HE CAN'T DO ANY MIRACLES; HE CAN'T TAKE
  • 00:21:23.110 --> 00:21:27.010
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  • 00:21:27.020 --> 00:21:30.020
  • DOESN'T INTERVENE ON THE BEHALF OF HIS PEOPLE. HE'S A LITTLE
  • 00:21:30.030 --> 00:21:33.260
  • GOD. AND BECAUSE THEY HAVE A LITTLE GOD, I CALL THEM
  • 00:21:33.270 --> 00:21:37.230
  • LITTLE-GODDERS. BUT THEN THERE ARE THOSE FEW WHO HAVE A GREAT
  • 00:21:37.240 --> 00:21:44.120
  • GOD. HE SPEAKS AND IT'S DONE. HE COMMANDS AND IT STANDS FAST. HE
  • 00:21:44.130 --> 00:21:51.020
  • KNOWS HOW TO SHOW HIMSELF STRONG ON BEHALF OF THEM WHO FEAR HIM.
  • 00:21:51.030 --> 00:21:56.050
  • NOW FOR THOSE LIKE THIS, I CALL THEM BIG-GODDERS. AND OH, HOW HE
  • 00:21:56.060 --> 00:22:02.190
  • BLESSES THEIR MINISTRY." WHAT ABOUT YOU? ARE YOU A
  • 00:22:02.200 --> 00:22:11.210
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  • 00:22:11.220 --> 00:22:18.120
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  • 00:22:18.130 --> 00:22:24.060
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  • 00:22:24.070 --> 00:22:29.250
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  • 00:22:29.260 --> 00:22:36.070
  • OR NON-EXISTENT, IT'S BECAUSE YOU'RE A BIG-GODDER. ABRAHAM WAS
  • 00:22:36.080 --> 00:22:41.180
  • A BIG-GODDER. HE TRUSTED IN GOD NOT ONLY FOR THE HEREAFTER, BUT
  • 00:22:41.190 --> 00:22:46.170
  • FOR THE HERE AND NOW. AND AS HE GREW IN FAITH, HE REALIZED HE
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  • COULD ENTRUST HIS LIFE TO THE GOD WHO IS ABLE.
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  • YOUR GENEROUS GIFT TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY
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  • WILL BE DOUBLED MAKING YOUR $100 GIFT BECOME $200
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  • OR YOUR $500 GIFT BECOME $1000.
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  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING, OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
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  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MANY PEOPLE GO THROUGH LIFE WITHOUT ANY PEACE.
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  • THEY FEEL LIKE THEY ARE HELPLESS VICTIMS OF
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  • ADVERSE CIRCUMSTANCES, HATEFUL PEOPLE, OR SIMPLY BAD LUCK.
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  • AND IT'S THAT LACK OF CONTROL MOST PEOPLE FEEL
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  • OVER THEIR LIVES THAT MAKES THEM RESENTFUL OF
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  • THEIR PAST, DISCONTENT WITH THEIR PRESENT, AND
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  • FEARFUL OF THEIR FUTURE.
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  • THE FACT IS, YOU WILL NEVER FIND LASTING PEACE
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  • IN YOUR LIFE UNTIL FIRST OF ALL YOU ARE AT PEACE WITH GOD.
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  • SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US NEXT TIME FOR THE MESSAGE CALLED
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  • "WITHOUT A DOUBT," HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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