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Why Will You Reject My Jesus? - Geoff Thomas

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    My friend Reg Burrows -
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    he's a pastor.
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    He's retired now.
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    He was shaking hands at the door
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    with people as they
    left one Sunday morning
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    and an old lady came up to him,
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    and she shook his hand.
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    She said, "Oh, Mr. Burrows,
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    I hope I manage to do enough
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    for God to accept me."
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    Now, it's very helpful to a minister
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    when somebody says something like that
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    because then we can understand
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    just where they are in this journey
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    into a living, saving relationship
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    with Jesus Christ.
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    A remark like that tells us
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    that they haven't understood Christianity.
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    They haven't understood the gospel.
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    They haven't understood grace.
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    They are showing their lostness.
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    They think God's made a contribution,
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    and then we need to make contribution.
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    Then God will accept us.
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    But we are saved
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    by the achievement of someone else;
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    by what that Person did.
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    That's what saves us.
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    We never manage to do enough.
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    We never do.
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    Because of ego and pride
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    and self-pity
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    and all the things that spoil our lives
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    in this world.
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    I've never prayed a sinner's prayer.
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    Never done a zealous action.
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    I need at the end of every day to say,
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    "Sorry, Lord, about today."
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    "Forgive another day, Lord."
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    My best things, I have to say that.
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    We are saved by the
    achievement of somebody else,
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    who never had to say sorry
    at the end of every day.
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    The lovely beauty...
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    holy, harmless, undefiled.
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    Separate from sinners.
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    High above the heavens.
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    This is extraordinary life
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    of the man Christ Jesus.
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    The Son of God.
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    Saved by what He did.
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    Christmas comes and then we have
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    "The Sound of Music."
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    All those lovely songs.
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    And Maria in the end,
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    the stern grieving widower - the Captain -
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    he collapses before her
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    and wants to marry her.
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    And she can't get over it.
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    She is just amazed.
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    She's just a simple peasant girl.
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    Got a good voice.
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    There she is.
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    And so she sings then.
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    She's puzzling over why is it
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    that God has allowed this fellow
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    to fall in love with her?
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    And she sings, and you
    remember what she sings?
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    "Somewhere in my youth or childhood,
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    I must have done something good."
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    That's what she says, doesn't she?
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    I helped an old lady over the road.
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    I was kind to my parents.
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    I wasn't nasty to animals.
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    I was patient with people.
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    God saw all that, so He
    gave me this rich dude.
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    I have three daughters,
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    and my youngest was born
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    with the silver spoon in her mouth.
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    So it all works out for her.
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    She passes, goes to university,
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    meets Glenn - a lovely fellow.
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    Marries him, gets a job as a teacher.
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    Has three children.
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    She tells me the next thing,
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    I say, how is it that everything
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    seems to happen to you like this?
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    She says,
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    "Somewhere in my youth or childhood,
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    I must have done something good."
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    She knows it's a heresy.
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    And she likes to tease
    her old man about it.
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    Now the Christian doesn't think like that.
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    We don't think like that at all.
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    The Christian says because of everything
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    that Jesus Christ did,
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    God has blessed me.
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    Oh, what wonderful blessings!
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    I've got Him. His mercies
    are new every morning.
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    His faithfulness - it's immeasurable.
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    You can't see the east or west of it.
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    How kind, how good, how
    patient He is with me!
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    He's forgiven all my sins.
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    And so a Christian, you say,
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    a Christian has someone to believe in.
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    We want to believe in
    such a Savior, don't we?
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    I am trusting Thee, Lord Jesus.
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    Trusting only Thee.
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    Trusting Thee for full salvation,
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    great and free.
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    That's the response to this amazing love.
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    That Jesus had seen the file on us.
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    He'd seen it. He knew.
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    He knew about everything.
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    The things done in darkness.
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    The things that God has veiled
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    from those who knows us best
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    that we're so ashamed of.
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    He still loved us.
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    Still loved us.
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    We're joined to Him
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    by saving faith.
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    Well now, who are you going to believe in?
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    If you say no to my Savior again tonight,
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    who are you going to trust in?
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    It can't be Hollywood,
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    after all the ugly disclosures -
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    really, the foundations have gone there.
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    That's hollow and ugly.
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    Sportsmen?
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    What figures are there?
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    Philosophers? Writers?
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    If you reject my Savior Jesus Christ,
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    who have you got to look into?
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    When you get married;
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    when you get children and they're sick?
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    When you've got bills to pay
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    and you're getting older,
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    and the grandchildren are
    quite demanding too,
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    and you're getting nearer death.
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    Who have you got?
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    Who do you have?
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    If you say no to Jesus Christ,
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    who have you got?
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    Look, there's this wonderful privilege.
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    A Christian has someone
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    to believe right into, to trust.
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    You can rely on Him completely.
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    I can't understand
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    how anyone can hear this offer
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    of what the Lord will do for you tonight
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    and go away saying no.
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    How can you do that?
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    When He's brought you here
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    and He's telling you
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    of these wonderful benefits.
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    These wonderful blessings and privileges.
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Why Will You Reject My Jesus? - Geoff Thomas
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