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Is There Life After Death?

Watch Is There Life After Death?
July 21, 2019
27:34

Kerry Shook Ministries with Kerry Shook

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  • the dawn of humankind is had some concept
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  • of life after death.
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  • So where did we get that from?
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  • Kerry: We're concluding this series that we've been in on
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  • big questions that need real answers.
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  • And so we've been asking these big questions and then we're
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  • looking at the evidence.
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  • We're following the truth wherever it leads and we know
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  • God's not afraid of our questions,
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  • and the only way you can really arrive at a deep and genuine
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  • faith that's strong enough to stand whenever it's tested is to
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  • be honest and open about the questions that you struggle with
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  • and then work through them and seek the truth and the evidence
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  • because Christianity is a step of faith based on evidence.
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  • It's not a blind leap of faith.
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  • And so today, we're asking a really big question that
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  • humankind has asked and grappled with since the beginning of our
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  • existence, and it's the question: Is there
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  • life after death?
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  • Now, really the only people who've ever experienced and
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  • answered that question are those who died.
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  • Now, as believers--for all of you who are believers,
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  • you know we say, "I know for certain there is
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  • life after death.
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  • The Bible says it, I believe it.
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  • So I know for certain there's life after death."
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  • But to be honest, we've never experienced it so
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  • we say that by faith.
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  • And my atheist friends would emphatically say,
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  • "I know for certain there is no life after death."
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  • But to be honest, they've never died.
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  • So they never experienced it so they say that by faith.
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  • So if both the believer and the atheist come to their
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  • conclusions based on faith, then the real question is: which side
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  • has based their faith on the most evidence?
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  • So I want us to really look at it from the point,
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  • first, of evidence outside Scripture,
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  • and we're just going to be able to touch on that because there's
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  • so much more that I could talk about and I really recommend
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  • that you read more about it.
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  • And there are a lot of great books out there about it,
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  • but I want us to look at that.
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  • Then I want to look at Scripture and what God's Word has to say
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  • about life after death.
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  • Well, the first thing I want you to see as a piece of evidence is
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  • this universal longing that we all have,
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  • a universal longing.
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  • Anthropologists tell us that every culture since the dawn of
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  • humankind is had some concept of life after death.
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  • So where did we get that from?
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  • Ecclesiastes tells us in Ecclesiastes 3,
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  • Ecclesiastes 3, would you take a look at it with me,
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  • verse 11, "He (God) has planted eternity in the human heart."
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  • So God has planted deep within the human heart this knowledge
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  • that there's got to be more to life than just the here and now.
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  • We can't see it, but we can all sense it.
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  • I mean, God has placed deep within every heart--I believe,
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  • deep within even an atheist heart.
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  • It's just maybe it's been covered over a little bit.
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  • But deep within every one of our hearts,
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  • we all have this sense there's got to be more to life than just
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  • living here 60, 70, 80 years and you die and that's it.
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  • No purpose. It's over.
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  • There's no meaning.
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  • There's got to be more to life than that.
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  • I mean, it's huge evidence that every culture on earth has had
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  • a concept of life after death.
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  • Where did they get that from?
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  • Where did that come from?
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  • C.S. Lewis put it this way.
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  • "If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in
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  • this world could ever satisfy, the most probable explanation
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  • is that I was made for another world."
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  • You were made for another world.
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  • A universal longing in our heart is big evidence.
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  • But then I want us to look at the evidence of modern physics
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  • because the new discoveries in modern physics have been
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  • mind-blowing and they provide powerful evidence that point to
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  • the existence of God and life after death.
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  • Bertrand Russell was this famous atheist in mid-20th century and
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  • he said this: "There can't be life after death because all
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  • our experience is bound up with space, time, and matter."
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  • What he was saying is there can't be life after death
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  • because eternity presumes that there has to be alternate realms
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  • like heaven and hell, and we live in a physical universe and
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  • our whole experience is this physical universe.
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  • So there must be nothing outside of it,
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  • and to say that there is such thing as life after death
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  • presumes there's got to be alternative realms like
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  • heaven and hell.
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  • At the same time that Bertrand Russell was making these
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  • statements, Albert Einstein and other scientists were
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  • making these huge breakthroughs in modern physics that
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  • claimed just the opposite.
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  • For Einstein's theory of relativity states that our
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  • physical laws of time and space are blown away under certain
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  • circumstances, and quantum physics opens up the possibility
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  • of different dimensions and alternate universes.
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  • As physicists Lisa Randall puts it,
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  • "We're in a three-dimensional flatland."
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  • Our world is stuck in this three-dimensional universe
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  • although extra dimensions exist.
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  • So we live in a three-dimensional slice
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  • of a higher dimensional world.
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  • Modern physics now says what the Bible is said all along,
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  • "There are multiple dimensions that we can't see right now,
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  • but are just as real."
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  • It's amazing when you--and you know,
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  • I mean, it just is way above me, but I'll tell you,
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  • I love, you know, learning about modern physics and quantum
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  • physics and it reminds me so much of what God's Word
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  • has always said.
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  • Then there are near-death experiences.
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  • Another piece of evidence is near-death experiences.
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  • Scientists has studied now thousands of people who have
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  • had these near-death experiences where their heart has stopped
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  • for several minutes and then they've been brought back,
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  • and many of them describe a bright light or an
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  • out-of-body experience.
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  • And atheists have always said, "Well,
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  • that's because the brain produces these chemicals
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  • that bring about that sensation.
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  • That those things didn't really happen to them,
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  • they just felt like they're happening to them.
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  • It's just our brain does funny things and the brain produces
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  • these chemicals that make them feel like they're having
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  • an out-of-body experience."
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  • But the International Association of Near Death
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  • Studies is now studied thousands of near-death experiences and
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  • they say there's too many of these that prove otherwise,
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  • that prove there's no way it could just be some chemicals
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  • in the brain causing this.
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  • Let me give you one example, a case that involved the Seattle
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  • woman who reported near-death experience
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  • following a heart attack.
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  • She told social worker, Kim Clark,
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  • that she had separated from her body and floated
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  • outside the hospital.
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  • And Kim Clark didn't believe her,
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  • but there was something in the woman's story
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  • that really caught her attention.
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  • The woman said that as she was floating outside the hospital,
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  • she was distracted by a shoe that was on the third floor
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  • ledge at the north end of the hospital and she described
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  • the shoe very vividly.
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  • Said it was--it had a warrant spot on the tennis shoe.
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  • And so Clark then went to several of the windows on the
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  • third floor and she looked out the windows trying to see if she
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  • could see a tennis shoe and she couldn't,
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  • and then finally she climbed out on a ledge and there it was.
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  • She could see it, but she couldn't see it unless she had
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  • climbed out on the ledge, and it was a tennis shoe just the way
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  • the woman had described it.
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  • She said the only way this woman could have seen it is if she
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  • would have been either out on that ledge or right above it,
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  • hovering over it.
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  • And you hear so many of these examples that it can't just be
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  • some chemicals in the brain that are causing these things.
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  • Well, there's so much evidence and really I encourage you to
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  • follow the evidence.
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  • Follow the truth wherever it leads,
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  • but at the end of the day after all the evidence is in,
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  • you have to then take a step of faith.
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  • female announcer: Still to come with Pastor Kerry Shook.
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  • Kerry: Jesus took our place and so we no longer have to
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  • stand in judgment before God.
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  • Kerry: And so I want us to open our Bibles to 2 Corinthians
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  • chapter 5 because God's Word is life-changing.
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  • And so would you stand, Woodlands Church,
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  • in honor of God's Word?
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  • And I want to welcome all of you guys worshiping with us through
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  • our satellite campuses and everyone worshiping with us
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  • through our broadcast or online ministry.
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  • Wherever you are, you are welcome.
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  • We're one church built on the Word of God,
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  • and so I want you to follow along with me as we read the
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  • truth from God's Word about life after death.
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  • And it's so encouraging because when you learn these truths,
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  • it changes the way you live today.
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  • Start living in light of eternity.
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  • Start realizing there's so much more to life than just the here
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  • and now, and there's this whole spiritual realm that is so real.
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  • And so I want you just to follow along with me.
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  • "For instance, we know that when these bodies of ours are taken
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  • down like tents and folded away, they will be replaced by
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  • resurrection bodies in heaven; God-made,
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  • not handmade, and we'll never have to relocate
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  • our tents again.
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  • Sometimes we can hardly wait to move and so we
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  • cry out in frustration.
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  • Compared to what's coming, living conditions around here
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  • seem like a stopover in an unfurnished shack,
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  • and we're tired of it.
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  • We've been given a glimpse of the real thing,
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  • our true home, our resurrection bodies.
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  • The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a
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  • taste of what's ahead.
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  • He puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we'll
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  • never settle for less."
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  • You can be seated.
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  • And I want you to notice that the Scripture here compares
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  • our earthly bodies to temporary tents.
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  • He's saying that one day we'll fold up these tents because
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  • they're just temporary, we don't need them anymore,
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  • and we'll have a permanent home in heaven.
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  • And that right now we're just living in these tents and soon
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  • we'll fold up these tents, get a permanent home in heaven,
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  • and have our heavenly bodies.
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  • And so I love that analogy that really is just tents,
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  • it's just all temporary.
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  • I have a friend that calls our bodies our earth suit.
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  • He says, "You only need them here on this earth and then
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  • when we get to heaven, we get a new body;
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  • and these earth suits, they're perishable,
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  • can't survive in heaven because they're not equipped for heaven.
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  • These earth suits, we're going to fold them up one day and
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  • leave them behind because we get a new heavenly body.
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  • We'll be made whole, no more brokenness."
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  • And so I love that analogy that Paul uses,
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  • that it's just like a tent.
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  • It's temporary.
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  • And so you'll fold up that tent one day and you'll have your
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  • permanent place, but I want you to know one moment after you
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  • die, you'll either experience the greatest celebration or the
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  • greatest separation in eternity.
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  • You know, all of the near-death experiences that we usually hear
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  • about are those experiences where they see a bright light
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  • and feel a warm loving feeling, but really all the studies that
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  • they have done show something very different.
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  • In fact, Dr. Maurice Rawlings in his book,
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  • "Beyond Death's Door," says half of the near-death
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  • experiences that we have studied involved frightening
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  • hellish near-death encounters.
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  • In 2 Thessalonians 1:8 it says, "He," God,
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  • "will punish those who do not know God and do not obey
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  • the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
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  • They'll be punished with everlasting destruction and
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  • shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the
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  • majesty of his power."
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  • Folks, hell is a real place.
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  • Jesus Christ believed in hell.
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  • In fact, Christ talked about hell even more
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  • than he did heaven.
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  • And I wish I could just talk to you about heaven,
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  • but I have to tell you the whole truth.
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  • The Bible says hell is a real place.
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  • It's a place of suffering.
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  • First, there's physical suffering.
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  • The Bible uses the words fire and torment to describe it.
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  • It's also a place of emotional suffering.
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  • The Bible uses the phrases weeping and gnashing of teeth
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  • to describe it many times.
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  • Its weeping and gnashing of teeth is this powerful image
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  • of emotional regret.
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  • It's sort of like when you make a bad decision here
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  • on this earth and you just have to live with it and you
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  • have those regrets.
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  • But at least on earth you can keep doing some things to maybe
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  • make it better, but in hell there's nothing you can do.
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  • It's emotional regret for all eternity.
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  • Now when you die, the Bible says you will either experience the
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  • greatest separation or the greatest celebration in eternity
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  • because heaven is the place where the party is going on.
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  • It says in 2 Corinthians 5--let's go
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  • back to 2 Corinthians.
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  • That's the passage, the chapter that we're going to be studying.
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  • It says, "Therefore, being always of good courage and
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  • knowing that while we're at home in the body we're absent from
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  • the Lord for we walk by faith, not by sight.
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  • We're of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent
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  • from the body and to be at home with the Lord."
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  • If you're a believer, one moment after your death,
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  • you will be at home with the Lord.
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  • Heaven will be dripping with significance and purpose.
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  • We will have jobs that completely fulfill us.
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  • We will be totally fulfilled.
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  • Every once in a while on this earth,
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  • we get a little glimpse of it, but 1 Corinthians 2:9 says,
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  • "No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
  • 00:15:32.150 --> 00:15:35.090
  • and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those
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  • who love him."
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  • Heaven is more beautiful, more amazing,
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  • more fulfilling, a place that we could ever imagine.
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  • Heaven is a prepared place for prepared people.
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  • So the real question is, are you prepared for eternity?
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  • Do you know for sure if you died tonight you go to heaven?
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  • And when I ask people that question,
  • 00:15:57.150 --> 00:15:59.120
  • sometimes they say, "I don't know for sure.
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  • Can anyone really know for sure if you died tonight
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  • you go to heaven?"
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  • Yes, the Bible says, "These things are written
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  • that you may know you have eternal life."
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  • And so yes, you can know.
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  • In 2 Corinthians 5:11--let's go back to 2 Corinthians
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  • chapter 5 again.
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  • "It's no light thing to know that we'll one day stand
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  • in that place of judgment.
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  • That's why we work urgently with everyone we
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  • meet to get ready to face God.
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  • God alone knows how well we do this,
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  • but I hope you realize how much and deeply we care."
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  • Paul said their whole goals is to help people
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  • get prepared to face God.
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  • "My whole goal," Paul said, "is I want to do everything I can
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  • because I love people and I want them to be with God forever,
  • 00:16:41.150 --> 00:16:46.040
  • experiencing ultimate fulfillment.
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  • And so I want to help everyone I meet prepare to face God."
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  • See, one day you'll stand before God,
  • 00:16:54.030 --> 00:16:57.030
  • and as your pastor, my whole goal is the same as Paul's.
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  • I want you to be ready for the final exam.
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  • I want you to be prepared to meet God.
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  • You know, hopefully it's years from now,
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  • but I want you to be prepared.
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  • If you died tonight, I want you to be prepared to meet God,
  • 00:17:12.020 --> 00:17:15.100
  • to face God, and I can tell you what the final
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  • exam question will be.
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  • God's going to ask, "Why should I let you into
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  • my perfect heaven?
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  • Why should I let you in to my perfect heaven?"
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  • Think about that for a moment.
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  • Heaven's a perfect place for perfect people and
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  • yet we've all sinned.
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  • And so if you did die tonight, God forbid--but if you did and
  • 00:17:34.210 --> 00:17:39.100
  • you stood before God, what would you say to him?
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  • Would you say, "Well, you know, I've tried to do pretty good.
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  • I'm a pretty good person. I have never killed anyone.
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  • And you know, I mean, I've sinned like everyone.
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  • I've done some things that I'm not proud of,
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  • but, I mean, overall I've been a pretty good person.
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  • I've tried to help others and do kind things and,
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  • you know, I've tried to go to church some and I've done this
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  • and I've done that, and I think I'm pretty good.
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  • I think maybe my good outweighs my bad.
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  • So maybe I should get in?"
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  • That's going to sound really lame when you're facing perfect
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  • Holy God who's never sinned and perfect Holy God,
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  • but here's the great news.
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  • God has prepared a way for us.
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  • I want you to look at this next verse.
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  • John 5:24 Jesus said, "Very truly I tell you,
  • 00:18:32.050 --> 00:18:34.110
  • whoever hears my Word and believes him who sent me has
  • 00:18:34.120 --> 00:18:37.160
  • eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over
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  • from death to life."
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  • See, the way to heaven is through a person, Jesus Christ.
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  • Jesus took our place and so we no longer have to stand in
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  • judgment before God because Christ was judged for our sins.
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  • He died on the cross and shed his perfect sinless blood so
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  • that we when we stand before God one day and he asks us,
  • 00:18:57.240 --> 00:19:01.230
  • "Why should I let you into my perfect heaven?"
  • 00:19:01.240 --> 00:19:03.280
  • I'll say, "I don't deserve it, I've sinned like everyone else,
  • 00:19:03.290 --> 00:19:07.290
  • I'm certainly not perfect, but Christ took my place
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  • and I received his free gift of heaven."
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  • He took my place, he took all my sins,
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  • and I received him and so I get to go to heaven
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  • on Christ's ticket.
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  • Secondly, he's going to ask you,
  • 00:19:22.240 --> 00:19:24.100
  • "Well, what did you do with your one and only life to make a
  • 00:19:24.110 --> 00:19:26.120
  • difference in the lives of others?
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  • Did you use any of your time, talent,
  • 00:19:27.230 --> 00:19:29.020
  • and treasure to make a difference for eternity
  • 00:19:29.030 --> 00:19:32.210
  • or did you just think about the here and now?"
  • 00:19:32.220 --> 00:19:37.190
  • And the third question he's going to ask is,
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  • "Did you bring anybody to heaven with you?
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  • Is there anyone coming to heaven because of what you've done and
  • 00:19:42.130 --> 00:19:44.250
  • what you've said and how you've lived?
  • 00:19:44.260 --> 00:19:47.120
  • Have you told anyone else about this good news?
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  • Have you invited anyone else to church to receive the
  • 00:19:51.150 --> 00:19:54.130
  • good news that I've done for them?"
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  • I'm so thankful.
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  • Heaven changes the game, folks.
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  • It changes everything.
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  • And when I go and meet God, I want him to say,
  • 00:20:03.250 --> 00:20:09.010
  • "Well done, good and faithful servant.
  • 00:20:09.020 --> 00:20:10.280
  • I mean, you messed up a lot, you missed a lot of opportunities,
  • 00:20:10.290 --> 00:20:16.000
  • but I know you love me and you love people and you cared.
  • 00:20:16.010 --> 00:20:20.010
  • You didn't always go about it the right way.
  • 00:20:20.020 --> 00:20:21.280
  • Sometimes I was wondering what in the world you were
  • 00:20:21.290 --> 00:20:23.230
  • doing, but you cared.
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  • Well done, good and faithful servant."
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  • That's what I want to hear.
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  • I'll never forget when our friend,
  • 00:20:28.200 --> 00:20:29.290
  • Jim Caviezel, you know, the actor in the NBC show of first
  • 00:20:30.000 --> 00:20:33.250
  • person and he was the actor that played Jesus in "The Passion of
  • 00:20:33.260 --> 00:20:37.050
  • the Christ," and he's been here several times to our church.
  • 00:20:37.060 --> 00:20:39.290
  • I've had the privilege of interviewing Jim.
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  • And I'll never forget right after "The Passion of the
  • 00:20:41.250 --> 00:20:43.080
  • Christ" came out, Jim came and I interviewed him,
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  • and at the end of the interview, he reached over,
  • 00:20:46.110 --> 00:20:48.140
  • put his hand on my knee and he said,
  • 00:20:48.150 --> 00:20:51.000
  • "You are a good man."
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  • I just melted because I just forgot for a moment
  • 00:20:53.090 --> 00:20:55.160
  • that he wasn't Jesus.
  • 00:20:55.170 --> 00:20:56.260
  • It was like, "Jesus just told me I'm a good man."
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  • It was like--I mean, I almost started to cry.
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  • I just--I had to get my thoughts back together.
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  • It's like, "Oh, wait.
  • 00:21:04.090 --> 00:21:06.060
  • Yeah, you're just an actor.
  • 00:21:06.070 --> 00:21:07.160
  • Oh, man, you know, you're a really good actor."
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  • But I did think for a moment what will it be like if Jesus
  • 00:21:12.010 --> 00:21:15.270
  • says, "Well done, good and faithful servant,
  • 00:21:15.280 --> 00:21:18.240
  • because you just lived in grace and you trusted me.
  • 00:21:18.250 --> 00:21:21.070
  • And you're a sinner like everyone else,
  • 00:21:21.080 --> 00:21:23.250
  • but you just lived in my grace, rested in my forgiveness,
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  • and you just followed me."
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  • That's what I want.
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  • I know that's what you want. That's what I want for you.
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  • That's what we desire, and that can only happen when we
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  • rest in God's grace.
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  • female: Here at Kerry Shook Ministries,
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  • we know that putting God's Word into your
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  • life changes everything.
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  • That's why we're excited to present a creative way to
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  • spend time in worship throughout your day.
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  • Today as our special thank you for your gift of support,
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  • we want to send you our churches debut praise CD,
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  • "Woodlands Worship Live."
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  • It's a compilation of ten amazing songs that are
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  • guaranteed to lift you up and fill your soul.
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  • call us now at 844-34-KERRY or visit us online at
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  • KerryShook.org as we share an original song from the
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  • newly released album.
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  • I am broken, death is all around.
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  • Where I stand, Lord, looks like you let me down,
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  • but I am nothing and you are just.
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  • You make treasure out of dust.
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  • You know we've shared our heart and every hope
  • 00:23:10.280 --> 00:23:15.150
  • unspoken by your Word I rise.
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  • And though I lived in fear throwing the days
  • 00:23:23.260 --> 00:23:29.180
  • away, you restored my wasted years.
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  • Lord, I give you my wasted years.
  • 00:23:36.200 --> 00:23:44.190
  • 00:23:44.200 --> 00:23:51.210
  • I want answers, and I'm not alone.
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  • Still one thing I know this world is not my home.
  • 00:23:58.260 --> 00:24:05.080
  • 'Cause I can't really hope for something unless
  • 00:24:05.090 --> 00:24:12.120
  • it's something we're made for.
  • 00:24:12.130 --> 00:24:19.070
  • You know we've shared our heart and every
  • 00:24:19.080 --> 00:24:24.220
  • hope unspoken by your Word I rise.
  • 00:24:24.230 --> 00:24:33.020
  • And though I lived in fear throwing the days
  • 00:24:33.030 --> 00:24:38.080
  • away, you restored my wasted years.
  • 00:24:38.090 --> 00:24:46.040
  • Lord, I give you my wasted years.
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  • 00:24:56.010 --> 00:25:03.260
  • Our rescue is coming.
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  • These dead bones will rise.
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  • The hope that was stolen is now raised to life.
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  • Our rescue is coming.
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  • These dead bones will rise.
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  • The hope that was stolen
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  • is now raised to life.
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  • You know we've shared our heart and every
  • 00:25:59.110 --> 00:26:04.040
  • hope unspoken by your Word I rise.
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  • And though I lived in fear throwing the days
  • 00:26:12.220 --> 00:26:17.290
  • away, you restored my wasted years.
  • 00:26:18.000 --> 00:26:26.220
  • And you know we've shared our heart and every hope
  • 00:26:26.230 --> 00:26:31.230
  • unspoken by your Word I rise.
  • 00:26:31.240 --> 00:26:40.110
  • And though I lived in fear throwing the days
  • 00:26:40.120 --> 00:26:44.240
  • away, you restored my wasted years.
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  • I give you my wasted years.
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  • I give you my wasted years.
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  • I give you my wasted years.
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