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What Is the Meaning of Being Born Again?

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July 21, 2019
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In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley

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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: He says,
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  • "Unless you're born again,"
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  • unless there is a spiritual
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  • experience whereby you accept
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  • the Lord Jesus Christ as your
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  • Savior because He--the Holy
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  • Spirit has convicted you of your
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  • sin and made you realize you're
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  • not ready to meet the Lord.
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  • We're either ready or not ready.
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  • The only thing that makes us
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  • ready is our relationship to
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  • - Dr. Stanley: Four decades
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  • ago, we started In Touch
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  • Ministries to lead people
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  • worldwide into a growing
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  • relationship with Jesus Christ.
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  • Throughout the years, we've seen
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  • God's greatness, his love and
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  • his blessings in such awesome
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  • ways that we just want everyone
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  • to know him.
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  • So, let's open God's Word and
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  • - male announcer: Next on "In
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  • Touch," "What is the Meaning of
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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: The
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  • title of this message is "What
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  • is the Meaning of Being Born
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  • Again?"
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  • Lots of people have different
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  • ideas and attitudes about it,
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  • but what does the Word of God
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  • say?
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  • What matters is God's attitude,
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  • what He means by that term, and
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  • its effect upon all of us.
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  • Because the truth is God wants
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  • all of us to be born again, to
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  • be prepared to go to heaven.
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  • So somebody says, "Well,
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  • what difference does it make?"
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  • I'll tell you what difference it
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  • makes.
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  • The Bible says, "It's appointed
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  • unto man once to die, and after
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  • this the judgment."
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  • It makes a difference what you
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  • and I believe.
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  • And God has given us this
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  • awesome passage of Scripture in
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  • a conversation between Jesus and
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  • a very outstanding Jewish
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  • Pharisee.
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  • So, I want us to read this
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  • passage of Scripture and then I
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  • want to be sure that when this
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  • message is over, you know what
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  • it means to be born again, how
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  • that can take place in your
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  • life, and the importance of it
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  • for your whole eternity.
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  • So, if you will, turn to the
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  • third chapter of John, and let's
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  • start with the first verse.
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  • The Scripture says, "Now there
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  • was a man of the Pharisees,
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  • named Nicodemus, a ruler of the
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  • Jews," he had a high office,
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  • "this man came to Jesus by night
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  • and said to Him, 'Rabbi, we know
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  • that You have come from God as a
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  • teacher, for no one can do these
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  • signs that You have unless God
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  • is with him,'" which says he'd
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  • been watching, he'd been
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  • listening.
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  • In fact, in the seventh chapter,
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  • Nicodemus is found defending
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  • Jesus in a situation where his
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  • fellow rabbis and so forth were
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  • criticizing Him.
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  • And then, of course, he shows up
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  • at the Garden Tomb.
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  • And so, "Jesus said to him,
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  • immediately, 'Truly, truly, I
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  • say to you, unless one is born
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  • again he cannot see the kingdom
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  • of God.'
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  • And Nicodemus said to Him, 'How
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  • can a man be born when he
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  • is old?
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  • He cannot enter a second time
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  • into his mother's womb and be
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  • born, can he?'
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  • Jesus answered, 'Truly, truly, I
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  • say to you, unless one is born
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  • of water and of the Spirit he
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  • cannot enter into the kingdom
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  • of God.
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  • That which is born of the flesh
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  • is flesh, that which is born of
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  • the Spirit is spirit.'"
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  • So, I want us to think about the
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  • fact of what Jesus said, "Except
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  • a man be born again he cannot
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  • see the kingdom of God."
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  • That if you intend to go to
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  • heaven, you'd better be born
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  • again.
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  • That's the only way you're going
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  • to get there.
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  • And so, Jesus sets forth this
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  • time with him to explain to him
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  • what it means.
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  • So, I want to give you a simple
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  • definition of being born again.
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  • Being born again is the act of
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  • God by which He imparts eternal
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  • life to those who are dead in
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  • their trespasses and sins.
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  • And when we accept Him as our
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  • Savior, that's when the change
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  • takes place.
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  • All of us need to be born again.
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  • When He talks about the kingdom
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  • of God, He's referring to the
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  • sovereign rule of our God over
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  • all of creation.
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  • So immediately, He has
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  • Nicodemus' mind and heart.
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  • And if I were you, I would
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  • listen very carefully.
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  • Because what Jesus said to
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  • Nicodemus, He says to everyone
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  • who is willing and wise enough
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  • to listen.
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  • Because, "Except a man be born
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  • again he cannot see the kingdom
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  • of God."
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  • He will not understand it, nor
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  • will he enter into it.
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  • Very, very important to
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  • understand the truth of this
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  • message.
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  • And so, when He said, "Unless a
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  • man's born again he cannot enter
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  • the kingdom of heaven," the
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  • implication was that,
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  • "Nicodemus, with all of your
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  • education, all of your
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  • popularity, all of your power,
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  • you're not going to be there
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  • unless there's a change in your
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  • life."
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  • And I would say that to you.
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  • It doesn't make any difference
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  • what you've done, how many
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  • churches you've been to.
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  • You may even be a pastor.
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  • The only way you and I are going
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  • to heaven is by the same way
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  • Nicodemus was going to go, and
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  • that is to be born again.
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  • We understand the first birth.
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  • But Jesus put it in a way that's
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  • unmistakably clear.
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  • He could have said, "Unless you
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  • do this, that, or the other."
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  • And so, we would have attempted
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  • to do this, that, or the other.
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  • But He said born again.
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  • There must be a transformation
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  • within your heart in your life
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  • that is so absolutely crystal
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  • clear that you will know without
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  • a shadow of a doubt that you've
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  • experienced this or not.
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  • And so, Jesus begins to explain
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  • it to him, and He tells him, He
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  • says, "All of your life, all
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  • that you've done, that has not
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  • equipped you to go to heaven."
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  • So, what's the nature of this?
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  • What is the nature, what is the
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  • whole idea about being born
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  • again?
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  • What is this experience?
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  • We say, "Well, you can't be born
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  • physically twice."
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  • It is a spiritual experience.
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  • And so, Jesus begins to
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  • explain it.
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  • He says, "It's a spiritual
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  • experience.
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  • It's something the Spirit of God
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  • does in a person's life."
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  • Think about this.
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  • Many of you who were saved, have
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  • been saved, the Holy Spirit,
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  • first of all, convicted you of
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  • your sin.
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  • The Holy Spirit began to help
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  • you understand that God loved
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  • you in spite of your sin.
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  • The Holy Spirit began to help
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  • you understand that your good
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  • works, what you were trying to
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  • do, wasn't sufficient, wasn't
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  • adequate to make you fit for
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  • heaven.
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  • And finally, the Holy Spirit
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  • brought you to the place of
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  • showing you, helping you
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  • understand what it meant to
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  • confess your sin, to repent of
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  • your sin and trust the Lord
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  • Jesus Christ as your personal
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  • Savior.
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  • And what He was saying is this:
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  • it is a definite experience.
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  • It is an experience in which we
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  • are convicted by the Holy
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  • Spirit.
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  • That's one of His primary jobs:
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  • convict us of our sin and show
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  • us that the Lord Jesus Christ's
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  • death at Calvary paid our sin
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  • debt in full, made it possible
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  • for us to ask for forgiveness,
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  • repent of our sin, turn away
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  • from it and be accepted by the
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  • Lord Jesus Christ.
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  • You say, "Well, that's simple
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  • enough."
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  • Well, it is simple enough if
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  • you're willing.
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  • And he says, "Give us eternal
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  • life," which means we'll never
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  • perish.
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  • There's only one way that'll
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  • make you fit for heaven.
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  • That is confession and
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  • repentance of sin and
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  • surrendering your life to the
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  • Lord Jesus Christ.
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  • And He says when we do that,
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  • we'll never perish.
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  • So, when I look at Nicodemus and
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  • see what an awesome guy he was,
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  • and think about people today who
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  • could give you the same kind of
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  • look at their life, on the
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  • outside, everything looks right.
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  • God knows the inside, the truth
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  • is all of us have sinned against
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  • God over and over and over and
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  • over again.
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  • And so, what we do is we look at
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  • our sin and look at what we've
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  • done, and what we've done
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  • religiously about the Lord Jesus
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  • Christ.
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  • Then the Word of God comes
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  • along.
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  • And when we face ourselves
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  • against the Word of God, things
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  • change.
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  • The truth is, we all need
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  • forgiveness.
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  • We all need to repent.
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  • We all need to surrender our
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  • life to God and if you intend to
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  • go to heaven.
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  • So, ask yourself the question
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  • today: just the way you are, do
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  • you think God would accept you
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  • into heaven just the way you
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  • are?
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  • You say, "Well, I'm not planning
  • 00:09:08.120 --> 00:09:09.030
  • on going yet."
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  • Well, you may not plan on it,
  • 00:09:10.130 --> 00:09:12.110
  • but something may happen you may
  • 00:09:12.110 --> 00:09:13.260
  • have to.
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  • The question is this: would you,
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  • watch this carefully, would you
  • 00:09:16.210 --> 00:09:18.050
  • be ready?
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  • On what basis do you believe
  • 00:09:20.210 --> 00:09:22.240
  • that you're ready?
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  • I can read your mind.
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  • You started thinking about all
  • 00:09:29.040 --> 00:09:30.030
  • the good things you've done, all
  • 00:09:30.030 --> 00:09:32.210
  • the money you've given, all the
  • 00:09:32.210 --> 00:09:34.190
  • people you may have helped, all
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  • the kind of life you've lived.
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  • And you've never been in jail.
  • 00:09:38.090 --> 00:09:40.200
  • And you've never done all of
  • 00:09:40.200 --> 00:09:43.090
  • these things, but that's not the
  • 00:09:43.090 --> 00:09:45.120
  • basis of acceptance into heaven.
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  • It's not what we've done.
  • 00:09:50.000 --> 00:09:51.200
  • It wasn't what Nicodemus had
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  • done.
  • 00:09:52.250 --> 00:09:53.250
  • He says, "Unless you're born
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  • again, unless there is a
  • 00:09:55.060 --> 00:09:56.280
  • spiritual experience whereby you
  • 00:09:57.120 --> 00:10:00.120
  • accept the Lord Jesus Christ as
  • 00:10:00.120 --> 00:10:03.030
  • your Savior because He, the Holy
  • 00:10:03.030 --> 00:10:05.010
  • Spirit, has convicted you of
  • 00:10:05.010 --> 00:10:06.120
  • your sin and made you realize
  • 00:10:06.120 --> 00:10:08.150
  • you're not ready to meet the
  • 00:10:08.150 --> 00:10:09.130
  • Lord.
  • 00:10:09.130 --> 00:10:10.250
  • We're either ready or not ready.
  • 00:10:10.250 --> 00:10:13.010
  • The only thing that makes us
  • 00:10:13.010 --> 00:10:14.080
  • ready is our relationship to
  • 00:10:14.080 --> 00:10:16.100
  • Jesus Christ.
  • 00:10:16.100 --> 00:10:18.110
  • Nowhere in the Bible does it
  • 00:10:18.110 --> 00:10:19.220
  • talk about our good works.
  • 00:10:19.220 --> 00:10:21.160
  • "Not by works of righteousness
  • 00:10:21.160 --> 00:10:23.130
  • which we've done, but according
  • 00:10:23.130 --> 00:10:25.010
  • to His mercy, He saves us."
  • 00:10:25.010 --> 00:10:27.020
  • And so, He says to Nicodemus,
  • 00:10:27.020 --> 00:10:28.270
  • "Except a man be born again, he
  • 00:10:28.270 --> 00:10:30.210
  • can never see the kingdom of
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  • God."
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  • So, what are the results, for
  • 00:10:33.100 --> 00:10:35.010
  • example, in a person's life when
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  • they say, "Yes, I'm asking You,
  • 00:10:37.090 --> 00:10:39.140
  • Lord, I want to be born again.
  • 00:10:39.140 --> 00:10:41.020
  • I'm trusting You as my Savior,
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  • I'm asking You to forgive me of
  • 00:10:42.170 --> 00:10:43.170
  • my sin.
  • 00:10:43.170 --> 00:10:44.110
  • I want this radical change in my
  • 00:10:44.110 --> 00:10:46.230
  • life"?
  • 00:10:46.230 --> 00:10:48.010
  • So first of all, there--that
  • 00:10:48.010 --> 00:10:50.140
  • means there's a change in my
  • 00:10:50.140 --> 00:10:51.290
  • relationship.
  • 00:10:51.290 --> 00:10:52.290
  • Watch this.
  • 00:10:52.290 --> 00:10:54.020
  • Your relationship to God before
  • 00:10:54.020 --> 00:10:55.190
  • you're born again is you're an
  • 00:10:55.190 --> 00:10:57.040
  • enemy of the faith, because
  • 00:10:57.040 --> 00:10:58.250
  • you're living a different kind
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  • of life.
  • 00:11:00.020 --> 00:11:00.270
  • You're not for God, either you
  • 00:11:00.270 --> 00:11:03.150
  • got to be for Him or against
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  • Him.
  • 00:11:04.110 --> 00:11:05.090
  • If you're living in sin, you're
  • 00:11:05.090 --> 00:11:06.260
  • against the kingdom of God,
  • 00:11:06.260 --> 00:11:08.080
  • against God.
  • 00:11:08.080 --> 00:11:09.040
  • "Well, I will never be against
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  • God."
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  • By your thoughts, maybe, you
  • 00:11:11.080 --> 00:11:13.130
  • think that, but the truth is if
  • 00:11:13.130 --> 00:11:15.180
  • you're not on His side, whose
  • 00:11:15.180 --> 00:11:17.120
  • side are you on?
  • 00:11:17.120 --> 00:11:18.240
  • There is no neutral road.
  • 00:11:19.190 --> 00:11:22.190
  • I'm either walking down His
  • 00:11:22.190 --> 00:11:24.000
  • road, I'm down the road of the
  • 00:11:24.000 --> 00:11:25.090
  • world.
  • 00:11:25.090 --> 00:11:26.090
  • And we look around today and see
  • 00:11:26.090 --> 00:11:27.190
  • exactly what happens to a nation
  • 00:11:27.190 --> 00:11:30.170
  • when so many people have turned
  • 00:11:30.170 --> 00:11:32.110
  • away from Jesus, away from the
  • 00:11:32.110 --> 00:11:34.020
  • Church, and what's happening?
  • 00:11:34.020 --> 00:11:35.200
  • It's affecting everything
  • 00:11:35.200 --> 00:11:37.040
  • about us.
  • 00:11:37.040 --> 00:11:38.020
  • So, it's a definite
  • 00:11:38.020 --> 00:11:39.020
  • relationship.
  • 00:11:39.020 --> 00:11:40.020
  • Secondly, there's a change in
  • 00:11:40.020 --> 00:11:41.230
  • our position.
  • 00:11:41.230 --> 00:11:43.230
  • Before, we're separated from
  • 00:11:43.230 --> 00:11:46.030
  • God, separated from Christ.
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  • But when you are born again,
  • 00:11:48.240 --> 00:11:50.240
  • that separation's over.
  • 00:11:50.240 --> 00:11:53.020
  • That is, you're a part of the
  • 00:11:53.020 --> 00:11:54.210
  • kingdom of God.
  • 00:11:54.210 --> 00:11:55.290
  • Your name is written in the
  • 00:11:55.290 --> 00:11:57.090
  • Lamb's Book of Life, you're a
  • 00:11:57.090 --> 00:11:59.000
  • child of God, not for a season
  • 00:11:59.000 --> 00:12:01.050
  • of time, but forever.
  • 00:12:01.050 --> 00:12:03.030
  • You don't lose your salvation.
  • 00:12:03.030 --> 00:12:06.030
  • You may cloud it up with sin,
  • 00:12:07.090 --> 00:12:10.090
  • but one thing for certain: you
  • 00:12:10.090 --> 00:12:12.080
  • sin against God after you're
  • 00:12:12.080 --> 00:12:13.150
  • saved, the Holy Spirit living
  • 00:12:13.150 --> 00:12:15.190
  • inside of you to convict us of
  • 00:12:15.190 --> 00:12:17.250
  • sin, show us the truth, make us
  • 00:12:17.250 --> 00:12:20.020
  • miserable in order to get us
  • 00:12:20.020 --> 00:12:21.090
  • back, God.
  • 00:12:21.090 --> 00:12:23.020
  • So, there's a change in your
  • 00:12:23.020 --> 00:12:24.120
  • position with Christ.
  • 00:12:24.120 --> 00:12:25.210
  • Now you're in Christ.
  • 00:12:25.210 --> 00:12:26.210
  • Somebody says, "What does that
  • 00:12:26.210 --> 00:12:27.210
  • mean?"
  • 00:12:27.210 --> 00:12:28.130
  • It means I've been saved, I've
  • 00:12:28.130 --> 00:12:30.060
  • been born again, I've
  • 00:12:30.060 --> 00:12:31.090
  • surrendered my life to Christ.
  • 00:12:31.090 --> 00:12:32.130
  • Now Christ is living His life in
  • 00:12:32.130 --> 00:12:34.180
  • and through me, through the Holy
  • 00:12:34.180 --> 00:12:35.250
  • Spirit, and I am living each day
  • 00:12:35.250 --> 00:12:37.280
  • for Him.
  • 00:12:37.280 --> 00:12:38.280
  • I'm in Christ, the change of
  • 00:12:38.280 --> 00:12:40.060
  • relationship, change of my
  • 00:12:40.060 --> 00:12:41.260
  • position.
  • 00:12:41.260 --> 00:12:42.200
  • Then, there's a change in
  • 00:12:42.200 --> 00:12:44.000
  • attitude.
  • 00:12:44.000 --> 00:12:45.050
  • You can't be saved and then have
  • 00:12:45.050 --> 00:12:47.160
  • no change in attitude.
  • 00:12:47.160 --> 00:12:49.070
  • Something happens when you are
  • 00:12:49.070 --> 00:12:51.060
  • born again.
  • 00:12:51.060 --> 00:12:52.100
  • Here's what happens, watch this:
  • 00:12:52.100 --> 00:12:54.130
  • the Holy Spirit of God who
  • 00:12:54.130 --> 00:12:56.220
  • convicted you of your sin, who
  • 00:12:56.220 --> 00:12:59.040
  • showed you where you were, who
  • 00:12:59.040 --> 00:13:01.200
  • showed you what needed to be
  • 00:13:01.200 --> 00:13:02.250
  • done, and who gave you the
  • 00:13:02.250 --> 00:13:05.000
  • wisdom to know how to pray and
  • 00:13:05.000 --> 00:13:06.250
  • ask Him to save you.
  • 00:13:06.250 --> 00:13:08.040
  • The Holy Spirit of God working
  • 00:13:08.180 --> 00:13:11.180
  • in your life is doing what?
  • 00:13:11.180 --> 00:13:13.160
  • Changing your attitude.
  • 00:13:13.160 --> 00:13:16.070
  • Now, watch this: when you're
  • 00:13:16.070 --> 00:13:18.010
  • saved, the person of the
  • 00:13:18.010 --> 00:13:20.010
  • Godhead, the Holy Spirit, He's
  • 00:13:20.010 --> 00:13:22.050
  • on the inside of you living out
  • 00:13:22.050 --> 00:13:23.160
  • the life of Christ, convicting
  • 00:13:23.160 --> 00:13:25.190
  • you of sin, assuring you,
  • 00:13:25.190 --> 00:13:27.100
  • encouraging you, helping you in
  • 00:13:27.100 --> 00:13:29.130
  • every way possible.
  • 00:13:29.130 --> 00:13:31.010
  • He--the Bible says He sealed
  • 00:13:31.010 --> 00:13:32.230
  • you.
  • 00:13:32.230 --> 00:13:33.100
  • There's a definite attitude when
  • 00:13:33.100 --> 00:13:36.010
  • you are born again.
  • 00:13:36.010 --> 00:13:37.250
  • Then one other thing I think is
  • 00:13:37.250 --> 00:13:39.170
  • necessary, there's a change in
  • 00:13:39.170 --> 00:13:40.290
  • your destination.
  • 00:13:40.290 --> 00:13:43.110
  • Listen, the closer you get to
  • 00:13:43.110 --> 00:13:45.110
  • your destination, the more sure
  • 00:13:45.110 --> 00:13:48.030
  • you better be.
  • 00:13:48.030 --> 00:13:49.260
  • Because listen to what He says
  • 00:13:49.260 --> 00:13:51.190
  • in the fifth chapter and the
  • 00:13:51.190 --> 00:13:53.220
  • twenty-fourth verse of John.
  • 00:13:53.220 --> 00:13:56.140
  • He says, for example, "Truly,
  • 00:13:56.140 --> 00:13:58.100
  • truly, I say to you, he who
  • 00:13:58.100 --> 00:14:00.130
  • hears My word," like you're
  • 00:14:00.130 --> 00:14:02.260
  • hearing this morning, "believes
  • 00:14:02.260 --> 00:14:05.050
  • Him who sent Me," that is,
  • 00:14:05.050 --> 00:14:08.010
  • believes God, "has eternal life,
  • 00:14:08.010 --> 00:14:11.010
  • and does not come into judgment,
  • 00:14:11.010 --> 00:14:12.290
  • that has passed from death unto
  • 00:14:12.290 --> 00:14:15.210
  • life."
  • 00:14:15.210 --> 00:14:16.180
  • Think about this: when you know
  • 00:14:16.180 --> 00:14:18.120
  • that you're born again, one
  • 00:14:18.120 --> 00:14:19.130
  • thing you don't have to worry
  • 00:14:19.130 --> 00:14:20.040
  • about, you don't have to worry
  • 00:14:20.040 --> 00:14:21.180
  • about getting lost.
  • 00:14:21.180 --> 00:14:23.130
  • And people can tell you, "Well,
  • 00:14:23.130 --> 00:14:24.240
  • if you this, or if you do that,
  • 00:14:24.240 --> 00:14:26.140
  • you're going to be lost."
  • 00:14:26.140 --> 00:14:27.190
  • No, remember this.
  • 00:14:27.190 --> 00:14:29.120
  • If this is why it's so important
  • 00:14:29.120 --> 00:14:30.250
  • for you to mark verses, mark
  • 00:14:30.250 --> 00:14:33.100
  • verses.
  • 00:14:33.100 --> 00:14:34.090
  • "You've been sealed by the Holy
  • 00:14:34.090 --> 00:14:36.220
  • Spirit, the Spirit of promise."
  • 00:14:36.220 --> 00:14:39.100
  • Sealed as a child of God.
  • 00:14:39.100 --> 00:14:41.020
  • That is, think about how
  • 00:14:41.020 --> 00:14:42.190
  • wonderful God is.
  • 00:14:42.190 --> 00:14:43.220
  • Not only has He saved you, not
  • 00:14:43.220 --> 00:14:45.260
  • only have you been born again,
  • 00:14:45.260 --> 00:14:47.050
  • but God says, "Now I want you to
  • 00:14:47.050 --> 00:14:48.080
  • be sure all the rest of
  • 00:14:48.080 --> 00:14:49.010
  • your life.
  • 00:14:49.010 --> 00:14:49.210
  • I'm a going to seal you with the
  • 00:14:49.210 --> 00:14:51.290
  • third Person of the Trinity."
  • 00:14:51.290 --> 00:14:53.220
  • God has sealed you with His
  • 00:14:53.220 --> 00:14:56.020
  • presence within you so that you
  • 00:14:56.020 --> 00:14:58.060
  • don't ever have to wonder about
  • 00:14:58.060 --> 00:14:59.200
  • if you can be saved and be lost.
  • 00:14:59.270 --> 00:15:02.290
  • If you're living in sin and no
  • 00:15:02.290 --> 00:15:05.050
  • conviction, more than likely
  • 00:15:05.050 --> 00:15:06.280
  • you've never been saved.
  • 00:15:06.280 --> 00:15:09.090
  • I'll tell you why.
  • 00:15:09.090 --> 00:15:10.170
  • The Holy Spirit is--He's the
  • 00:15:10.170 --> 00:15:12.210
  • Holy Spirit, He is indwelling
  • 00:15:12.210 --> 00:15:15.020
  • you, he sealed you as a child of
  • 00:15:15.020 --> 00:15:16.180
  • God, therefore when you sin
  • 00:15:16.180 --> 00:15:18.200
  • against God, He, the Holy Spirit
  • 00:15:18.200 --> 00:15:20.240
  • living within you, is going to
  • 00:15:20.240 --> 00:15:22.120
  • convict you.
  • 00:15:22.120 --> 00:15:24.010
  • The Spirit of God was placed in
  • 00:15:24.010 --> 00:15:26.090
  • your heart to seal you, to
  • 00:15:26.090 --> 00:15:28.250
  • assure you, and to give you
  • 00:15:29.250 --> 00:15:32.250
  • wisdom and guidance and
  • 00:15:32.250 --> 00:15:34.130
  • direction how to live the
  • 00:15:34.130 --> 00:15:35.210
  • Christian life.
  • 00:15:35.210 --> 00:15:37.160
  • That's what it's all about.
  • 00:15:37.160 --> 00:15:39.090
  • If you know that you've never
  • 00:15:39.090 --> 00:15:40.060
  • been born again, if you just
  • 00:15:40.060 --> 00:15:42.170
  • think you have and not sure,
  • 00:15:42.180 --> 00:15:45.180
  • whatever it might be, settle
  • 00:15:45.180 --> 00:15:48.060
  • that issue today, right now.
  • 00:15:49.050 --> 00:15:52.050
  • It's nobody else's business,
  • 00:15:52.050 --> 00:15:54.150
  • it's you and God.
  • 00:15:54.150 --> 00:15:56.270
  • Nobody else matters at this
  • 00:15:56.270 --> 00:15:58.240
  • moment.
  • 00:15:58.240 --> 00:16:00.020
  • You and your eternal
  • 00:16:00.020 --> 00:16:02.020
  • relationship with God is the
  • 00:16:02.020 --> 00:16:05.000
  • only thing that matters, and
  • 00:16:05.000 --> 00:16:06.210
  • you're the only one who can
  • 00:16:06.210 --> 00:16:08.120
  • determine what that'll be.
  • 00:16:09.270 --> 00:16:12.270
  • You've heard the truth.
  • 00:16:13.070 --> 00:16:16.070
  • It's a matter of praying.
  • 00:16:16.070 --> 00:16:18.180
  • "I yield myself to You in a new,
  • 00:16:18.180 --> 00:16:20.100
  • fresh way, Lord, today."
  • 00:16:20.210 --> 00:16:23.210
  • And you want to be sure.
  • 00:16:23.210 --> 00:16:25.120
  • Because watch this, if you don't
  • 00:16:25.120 --> 00:16:27.170
  • have the assurance that you've
  • 00:16:27.170 --> 00:16:29.040
  • been born again, you have no
  • 00:16:30.040 --> 00:16:33.040
  • assurance about anything in
  • 00:16:33.040 --> 00:16:35.050
  • life, nothing.
  • 00:16:38.250 --> 00:16:41.250
  • So let's pray.
  • 00:16:43.210 --> 00:16:46.210
  • Father, we love Your Word, thank
  • 00:16:47.150 --> 00:16:50.150
  • You for making it simple and
  • 00:16:50.150 --> 00:16:51.240
  • plain to us.
  • 00:16:51.240 --> 00:16:54.150
  • Now we ask that Your Holy
  • 00:16:54.150 --> 00:16:57.060
  • Spirit, who always works in
  • 00:17:00.030 --> 00:17:03.030
  • times of confession and
  • 00:17:03.030 --> 00:17:04.110
  • repentance and being born again,
  • 00:17:06.050 --> 00:17:09.050
  • I pray right now that the Holy
  • 00:17:09.050 --> 00:17:10.230
  • Spirit would convict every
  • 00:17:11.020 --> 00:17:14.020
  • single person here who has never
  • 00:17:15.110 --> 00:17:18.110
  • been born again.
  • 00:17:18.130 --> 00:17:21.130
  • Convict them, not of a bunch of
  • 00:17:21.130 --> 00:17:23.240
  • sins, but of that most important
  • 00:17:23.240 --> 00:17:26.090
  • decision, to ask You to not only
  • 00:17:29.010 --> 00:17:32.010
  • forgive them of their sin, but
  • 00:17:32.010 --> 00:17:34.260
  • to change their eternal destiny.
  • 00:17:35.290 --> 00:17:38.290
  • To give them the gift of
  • 00:17:38.290 --> 00:17:41.270
  • eternal life.
  • 00:17:42.030 --> 00:17:45.030
  • So I pray, Father, give them the
  • 00:17:45.030 --> 00:17:47.040
  • grace to pray this prayer in
  • 00:17:47.040 --> 00:17:50.010
  • whatever way they choose to
  • 00:17:50.010 --> 00:17:51.160
  • do so.
  • 00:17:51.160 --> 00:17:54.130
  • Heavenly Father, today I want to
  • 00:17:56.140 --> 00:17:59.140
  • be sure about my relationship to
  • 00:18:01.040 --> 00:18:04.040
  • You.
  • 00:18:05.140 --> 00:18:08.140
  • Some of you may pray, "I know
  • 00:18:08.140 --> 00:18:10.170
  • that I have never been born
  • 00:18:10.170 --> 00:18:12.180
  • again."
  • 00:18:13.270 --> 00:18:16.270
  • Today, I'm asking You in the
  • 00:18:16.270 --> 00:18:19.200
  • confession of my sin, in my
  • 00:18:19.200 --> 00:18:22.180
  • repentant heart, I'm asking You
  • 00:18:22.180 --> 00:18:25.030
  • to bring about that new birth in
  • 00:18:25.030 --> 00:18:26.150
  • my life.
  • 00:18:26.150 --> 00:18:27.070
  • To save me, to give me the gift
  • 00:18:27.280 --> 00:18:30.280
  • of a new birth.
  • 00:18:30.280 --> 00:18:33.220
  • I'm receiving the work of the
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  • Holy Spirit right now in my
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  • life.
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  • Sealing me as a child of God and
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  • enabling me to live the life
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  • that You've called me to live.
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  • And I will trust You, Lord,
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  • daily to give me the strength
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  • to walk the path of
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  • righteousness, to live a godly
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  • life.
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  • And I know that when I falter
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  • and fail, You'll forgive me, but
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  • You'll never cast me aside,
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  • never throw me out, for I'm
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  • eternally secure in You.
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  • And I pray this prayer in
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  • Jesus's name.
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  • Now, for somebody, you know in
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  • your heart that you have been
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  • born again, but you've really
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  • blown it, you've messed it up,
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  • you've sinned against God.
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  • You keep on confessing the same
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  • old sin.
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  • Would you be willing to pray
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  • this prayer?
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  • Father, forgive me for my
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  • slothfulness, spiritually.
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  • Forgive me for lying to You,
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  • trying to impress You that I'm
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  • doing good, and I know in my
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  • heart that I'm living a sinful
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  • life.
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  • Today, I want to make a change
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  • in my life.
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  • I'm asking the same Holy Spirit
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  • that saved me to enable me, and
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  • I want to make a full surrender
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  • of my life afresh and anew today
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  • that I can live a godly life, a
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  • holy life, one that's pleasing
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  • and honorable to You.
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  • And one that'll bring You joy,
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  • and one that'll enable me to
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  • share this awesome message with
  • 00:20:17.150 --> 00:20:19.230
  • others.
  • 00:20:19.230 --> 00:20:21.200
  • And I pray this
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  • - announcer: If you've been
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  • blessed by today's program,
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  • - female announcer: Spreading
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  • the word of the early church and
  • 00:20:36.260 --> 00:20:38.210
  • God's blessing to the world,
  • 00:20:38.210 --> 00:20:40.200
  • Jesus and his disciples
  • 00:20:40.200 --> 00:20:42.060
  • journeyed to far-away countries
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  • and cities that took months and
  • 00:20:44.140 --> 00:20:46.240
  • years to get to.
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  • How did the message of God's
  • 00:20:48.190 --> 00:20:49.280
  • truth get spread so quickly and
  • 00:20:49.280 --> 00:20:52.190
  • to so many?
  • 00:20:52.190 --> 00:20:54.070
  • Simply put, it was people, the
  • 00:20:54.070 --> 00:20:56.280
  • first Christians.
  • 00:20:56.280 --> 00:20:58.270
  • God has always been about the
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  • message, from the coming of his
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  • Son Jesus, to the second coming
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  • when we all will be reunited,
  • 00:21:05.180 --> 00:21:07.270
  • and each were first spread
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  • simply by word of mouth.
  • 00:21:09.290 --> 00:21:12.120
  • In Touch's mission has always
  • 00:21:12.120 --> 00:21:14.090
  • been about spreading the message
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  • to as many people possible.
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  • From our inception until today,
  • 00:21:18.180 --> 00:21:21.080
  • it is our main goal to lead
  • 00:21:21.080 --> 00:21:23.110
  • people worldwide into a growing
  • 00:21:23.110 --> 00:21:25.050
  • relationship with Jesus Christ
  • 00:21:25.050 --> 00:21:27.120
  • and to strengthen the local
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  • church.
  • 00:21:28.230 --> 00:21:30.020
  • And over the years, it has only
  • 00:21:30.020 --> 00:21:32.030
  • occurred in omnipotent and
  • 00:21:32.030 --> 00:21:34.030
  • God-driven ways.
  • 00:21:34.030 --> 00:21:36.200
  • In Touch had an idea in 2007:
  • 00:21:36.220 --> 00:21:39.220
  • how could we get the message of
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  • the Bible to the men and women
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  • of the military?
  • 00:21:43.240 --> 00:21:45.080
  • Whether overseas or in training
  • 00:21:45.080 --> 00:21:47.250
  • at home, it was a big problem
  • 00:21:47.250 --> 00:21:49.270
  • that needed a solution.
  • 00:21:49.270 --> 00:21:52.070
  • How could we get something
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  • inexpensive, quickly
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  • manufactured, functional, and
  • 00:21:55.180 --> 00:21:58.140
  • that would hold up in
  • 00:21:58.140 --> 00:21:59.210
  • unforgiving environments?
  • 00:21:59.210 --> 00:22:02.060
  • Through God's providence and
  • 00:22:02.060 --> 00:22:04.030
  • direction and with a partnership
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  • a world away with MegaVoice, the
  • 00:22:06.130 --> 00:22:09.080
  • In Touch Messenger was born.
  • 00:22:09.080 --> 00:22:12.070
  • Now, there was a device that
  • 00:22:12.070 --> 00:22:14.030
  • could easily be sent all over
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  • the world and that could help
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  • spread God's message.
  • 00:22:17.200 --> 00:22:19.160
  • And it all started with people:
  • 00:22:19.160 --> 00:22:21.130
  • volunteers, ambassadors,
  • 00:22:21.140 --> 00:22:24.140
  • partners and friends, all who
  • 00:22:24.140 --> 00:22:27.010
  • had the same goal as In Touch.
  • 00:22:27.010 --> 00:22:29.110
  • Without their help, we couldn't
  • 00:22:29.110 --> 00:22:30.210
  • spread the message, and there
  • 00:22:30.210 --> 00:22:32.130
  • definitely would not be an In
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  • Touch Messenger.
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  • After the initial ones were
  • 00:22:36.030 --> 00:22:37.070
  • first sent to the Military, we
  • 00:22:37.070 --> 00:22:39.210
  • wanted to continue to use the
  • 00:22:39.210 --> 00:22:41.020
  • Messenger with the ultimate goal
  • 00:22:41.020 --> 00:22:43.040
  • of sharing the gospel with all
  • 00:22:43.040 --> 00:22:44.240
  • those who couldn't hear it or
  • 00:22:44.240 --> 00:22:46.070
  • get access to it.
  • 00:22:46.070 --> 00:22:47.240
  • It was a lofty goal, but one we
  • 00:22:47.240 --> 00:22:49.270
  • knew God was in charge of and
  • 00:22:49.270 --> 00:22:52.020
  • leading us with Him in.
  • 00:22:52.020 --> 00:22:53.240
  • We made sure that those who
  • 00:22:53.240 --> 00:22:55.040
  • didn't have electricity, Bibles,
  • 00:22:55.110 --> 00:22:58.110
  • any other way to hear God's Word
  • 00:22:58.110 --> 00:23:00.170
  • were going to be able to hear
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  • the message in their own heart
  • 00:23:02.050 --> 00:23:04.140
  • language, most for the very
  • 00:23:04.140 --> 00:23:06.290
  • first time.
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  • From China and India to remote
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  • tribes in the Democratic
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  • Republic of Congo, South Sudan,
  • 00:23:13.280 --> 00:23:16.280
  • Cameroon, Chile, and Hungary,
  • 00:23:17.190 --> 00:23:20.190
  • and even disaster-struck areas
  • 00:23:20.190 --> 00:23:22.140
  • like Haiti and Puerto Rico, it
  • 00:23:22.140 --> 00:23:25.030
  • has grown beyond In Touch's
  • 00:23:25.030 --> 00:23:27.040
  • imagination 100 times over.
  • 00:23:28.000 --> 00:23:31.000
  • This never could have happened
  • 00:23:31.000 --> 00:23:32.170
  • without God's providence and the
  • 00:23:32.170 --> 00:23:34.240
  • hundreds of people involved.
  • 00:23:34.240 --> 00:23:37.090
  • Over the years, the way we
  • 00:23:37.090 --> 00:23:39.120
  • presented the message shifted as
  • 00:23:39.120 --> 00:23:41.070
  • well.
  • 00:23:41.070 --> 00:23:42.060
  • Technology advanced and we
  • 00:23:42.060 --> 00:23:44.030
  • adapted.
  • 00:23:44.030 --> 00:23:45.110
  • And while the Messenger may have
  • 00:23:45.110 --> 00:23:46.240
  • changed and evolved, the message
  • 00:23:46.240 --> 00:23:49.090
  • always remained the same.
  • 00:23:49.090 --> 00:23:51.180
  • Today, we celebrate the 1
  • 00:23:51.180 --> 00:23:54.130
  • millionth Messenger.
  • 00:23:54.130 --> 00:23:56.140
  • One million times, someone has
  • 00:23:56.140 --> 00:23:58.290
  • been given the opportunity to
  • 00:23:58.290 --> 00:24:00.210
  • hear the gospel for the first
  • 00:24:00.210 --> 00:24:02.100
  • time, 20th time, or 300th.
  • 00:24:04.030 --> 00:24:07.030
  • That many more ears and hearts
  • 00:24:07.030 --> 00:24:09.030
  • have listened to his Word, that
  • 00:24:09.030 --> 00:24:11.260
  • many more have surrendered to
  • 00:24:11.260 --> 00:24:13.120
  • Him.
  • 00:24:13.120 --> 00:24:14.080
  • We have been beyond overjoyed
  • 00:24:14.080 --> 00:24:16.090
  • with all that God has tasked and
  • 00:24:16.090 --> 00:24:18.120
  • blessed us with by allowing us
  • 00:24:18.120 --> 00:24:20.030
  • to be a part of His greater plan
  • 00:24:20.030 --> 00:24:22.190
  • as we continue to spread the
  • 00:24:22.190 --> 00:24:24.000
  • gospel around the world.
  • 00:24:24.050 --> 00:24:27.050
  • Now we continue to look ahead.
  • 00:24:27.050 --> 00:24:29.100
  • In Touch will always stand by
  • 00:24:29.100 --> 00:24:31.060
  • its mission to spread God's
  • 00:24:31.060 --> 00:24:32.200
  • Word, and not just through the
  • 00:24:32.200 --> 00:24:34.160
  • Messenger player.
  • 00:24:34.160 --> 00:24:36.000
  • That's just another way to get
  • 00:24:36.000 --> 00:24:37.040
  • the gospel out to the rest of
  • 00:24:37.040 --> 00:24:38.210
  • the world.
  • 00:24:38.210 --> 00:24:39.240
  • It is also you.
  • 00:24:39.240 --> 00:24:42.000
  • You are the messenger.
  • 00:24:42.000 --> 00:24:44.130
  • We just help you spread it with
  • 00:24:44.130 --> 00:24:45.260
  • the resources we have been
  • 00:24:45.260 --> 00:24:47.100
  • blessed with.
  • 00:24:47.100 --> 00:24:48.150
  • As always, it's been about God's
  • 00:24:48.150 --> 00:24:50.240
  • people doing great work.
  • 00:24:50.240 --> 00:24:53.140
  • God's Word was first spread by
  • 00:24:53.140 --> 00:24:55.150
  • his people.
  • 00:24:55.150 --> 00:24:56.230
  • And now, we still do the same.
  • 00:24:56.230 --> 00:24:59.210
  • It brings hundreds of people to
  • 00:24:59.210 --> 00:25:01.120
  • In Touch, each wanting to use
  • 00:25:01.170 --> 00:25:04.170
  • and distribute the Messenger to
  • 00:25:04.170 --> 00:25:06.170
  • bless others, spreading the
  • 00:25:06.170 --> 00:25:08.170
  • gospel one person, one message
  • 00:25:09.070 --> 00:25:12.070
  • at a time.
  • 00:25:12.070 --> 00:25:13.200
  • The format will evolve as we
  • 00:25:13.200 --> 00:25:15.170
  • move to the next wave of
  • 00:25:15.170 --> 00:25:17.010
  • technology, but the message will
  • 00:25:17.010 --> 00:25:19.280
  • always remain the same:
  • 00:25:19.280 --> 00:25:22.140
  • truthful, timely, and needed to
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  • - Dr. Stanley: Photography
  • 00:25:38.210 --> 00:25:39.080
  • gives me an opportunity to share
  • 00:25:39.080 --> 00:25:41.140
  • my heart, to share the truth of
  • 00:25:41.140 --> 00:25:42.270
  • God's Word.
  • 00:25:42.270 --> 00:25:44.090
  • I want to capture something that
  • 00:25:44.090 --> 00:25:46.020
  • God uses to send me a message so
  • 00:25:46.020 --> 00:25:48.080
  • I can share it with you.
  • 00:25:48.080 --> 00:25:50.030
  • - female announcer: For years,
  • 00:25:50.030 --> 00:25:50.220
  • Dr. Charles Stanley has used
  • 00:25:50.220 --> 00:25:52.090
  • photography to express his love
  • 00:25:52.090 --> 00:25:54.060
  • for God's handiwork.
  • 00:25:54.060 --> 00:25:55.220
  • Now we want to share a beautiful
  • 00:25:55.220 --> 00:25:56.270
  • print from his personal
  • 00:25:56.270 --> 00:25:58.010
  • collection with you.
  • 00:25:58.010 --> 00:25:59.180
  • Brighten your day and any space
  • 00:25:59.180 --> 00:26:01.080
  • with this one-of-a-kind piece of
  • 00:26:01.080 --> 00:26:02.170
  • artwork.
  • 00:26:02.170 --> 00:26:03.120
  • To get your free photo print, go
  • 00:26:03.120 --> 00:26:04.260
  • - announcer: What's my role in
  • 00:26:10.010 --> 00:26:11.030
  • the church?
  • 00:26:11.030 --> 00:26:12.130
  • Maybe it's helping those outside
  • 00:26:12.130 --> 00:26:13.260
  • the church get closer to God
  • 00:26:13.260 --> 00:26:15.240
  • while making lasting friendships
  • 00:26:15.240 --> 00:26:17.180
  • or serving those in need while
  • 00:26:17.180 --> 00:26:19.000
  • living and growing with others.
  • 00:26:19.000 --> 00:26:21.000
  • When we share God's love and
  • 00:26:21.000 --> 00:26:22.070
  • support each other, we
  • 00:26:22.070 --> 00:26:23.180
  • participate in the work of
  • 00:26:23.180 --> 00:26:24.190
  • building God's kingdom in our
  • 00:26:24.190 --> 00:26:26.050
  • local community.
  • 00:26:26.050 --> 00:26:27.280
  • Let's do more.
  • 00:26:27.280 --> 00:26:29.130
  • Continue with us as we find our
  • 00:26:29.130 --> 00:26:31.090
  • place in the whole church.
  • 00:26:31.090 --> 00:26:33.280
  • To learn more, go to
  • 00:26:33.280 --> 00:26:34.230
  • - female announcer: Kids:
  • 00:26:39.160 --> 00:26:41.010
  • The days are long,
  • 00:26:41.010 --> 00:26:42.280
  • but the years are short.
  • 00:26:44.040 --> 00:26:47.040
  • Every day has its ups and its
  • 00:26:47.140 --> 00:26:50.140
  • downs.
  • 00:26:50.140 --> 00:26:52.130
  • Every day we have the
  • 00:26:52.130 --> 00:26:53.110
  • opportunity to provide love,
  • 00:26:53.110 --> 00:26:55.200
  • joy, and lessons for life.
  • 00:26:56.170 --> 00:26:59.170
  • Every day can be an adventure.
  • 00:26:59.170 --> 00:27:01.250
  • Discover "Every Day with Jesus,"
  • 00:27:01.250 --> 00:27:03.250
  • introducing Dr. Charles
  • 00:27:03.250 --> 00:27:04.290
  • Stanley's devotional written
  • 00:27:04.290 --> 00:27:06.150
  • - announcer: "In Touch,"
  • 00:27:10.040 --> 00:27:11.100
  • leading people worldwide
  • 00:27:11.100 --> 00:27:12.230
  • into a growing relationship with
  • 00:27:12.230 --> 00:27:14.210
  • Jesus Christ and strengthening
  • 00:27:14.210 --> 00:27:16.130
  • the local church.
  • 00:27:16.130 --> 00:27:17.180
  • This program is sponsored by
  • 00:27:17.180 --> 00:27:19.080
  • In Touch Ministries and is made
  • 00:27:19.080 --> 00:27:21.090
  • possible by the grace of God and
  • 00:27:21.090 --> 00:27:23.080
  • - female: One of the hardest
  • 00:27:46.200 --> 00:27:47.120
  • things about that day was
  • 00:27:47.120 --> 00:27:48.210
  • telling the children that Mom
  • 00:27:48.210 --> 00:27:50.240
  • had cancer, and to try to help
  • 00:27:50.240 --> 00:27:52.290
  • them understand it was gonna be
  • 00:27:52.290 --> 00:27:54.100
  • okay when I didn't believe I was
  • 00:27:54.100 --> 00:27:57.010
  • going to be okay.
  • 00:27:57.010 --> 00:27:59.110
  • I've learned through Dr. Stanley
  • 00:27:59.110 --> 00:28:01.190
  • that you cannot be full of fear
  • 00:28:01.190 --> 00:28:03.080
  • and full of faith at the same
  • 00:28:03.080 --> 00:28:04.140
  • time.
  • 00:28:04.140 --> 00:28:05.060
  • Every time he says somethin',
  • 00:28:05.060 --> 00:28:06.220
  • I'm like, "Oh, wow, I see it,"
  • 00:28:06.220 --> 00:28:08.210
  • and I get excited because I
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