That he gave his only son...


Uploaded by PeaceWithGodDotNet on 21.03.2011

Transcript:
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(Billy Graham) WHO AM I?
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF MY LIFE?
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MY LIFE ON THIS PLANET?

MANY GO THROUGH LIFE
UNFULFILLED,
UNFOCUSED,
SEARCHING.
A BLANK CANVAS WAITING
FOR A PICTURE OF PURPOSE
TO BE PAINTED ON US.
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
IT WAS ONCE SAID
THERE WAS A GOD-SHAPED BLANK
IN ALL OF US.
WE LOOK FOR MANY THINGS TO FILL THIS,
FRIENDS,
FASHION,
FALSE FAITH,
FORNICATION
AND THE FAÇADE OF DRUG-INDUCED FANTASIES
BUT FOLLOW ME,
FOLLOW ME TO THE EDGE OF AN ABYSS
WHERE DEEP DOWN INSIDE
WE ALL KNOW SOMETHING'S MISSING.
SEE FROM THE MOMENT GOD SPOKE TIME INTO EXISTENCE AND
SHAPED US WITH HIS OWN HANDS IN HIS OWN IMAGE,
HIS PLAN WAS FOR MAN AND HIM
TO BE ONE.
CREATOR AND CREATION COMMUNING TOGETHER IN BEAUTIFUL HARMONY.
SOUNDS PERFECT, RIGHT?
SO WHAT HAPPENED?
SIN.
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(Billy Graham) WE'RE SINNERS BY NATURE.
SIN OPENED THIS VOID.
SIN DROVE US AWAY FROM OUR FRIENDS.
SIN SEPARATED US FROM HIM.
AND FOR MANY CENTURIES SINCE,
WE AS HUMAN BEINGS
HAVE ATTEMPTED TO BRIDGE THIS EVER WIDENING GAP
WITH PHILOSOPHIES AND RELIGION;
WEALTH AND SO CALLED MORAL DECISIONS,
BUT THE DIVISIONS BECAME MORE INSTILLED,
THAT GOD-SHAPED HOLE IN OUR HEARTS STILL UNFILLED AND
MANKIND SEEMED DOOMED
UNTIL--
"FOR UNTO YOU IS BORN THIS DAY IN THE CITY OF DAVID,
A SAVIOR, WHICH IS CHRIST THE LORD,
AND YE SHALL FIND THE BABY
WRAPPED IN SWADDLING CLOTHES, LYING IN A MANGER."
OH, BUT THIS WASN'T NO ORDINARY BABY.
SEE HE GREW INTO A BOY
AND THEN A MAN
AND THEN A PREACHER,
LEADING A MULTITUDE OF PEOPLE
WITH RADICAL AND REALLY OFF THE WALL TEACHINGS LIKE
LOVE YOUR ENEMIES,
BLESS THOSE THAT CURSE YOU,
TURN THE OTHER CHEEK.
(Billy Graham) HE'S THE GREATEST TEACHER THAT EVER WAS.
BUT THIS WAS NO ORDINARY PREACHER
SEE THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH
BUT THE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.
SO FOR OUR SINS HE HAD TO PAY THE PRICE.
(Billy Graham) THEY PUT NAILS IN HIS HANDS
BETRAYED AND DENIED
THEY HUNG HIM HIGH AND STRETCHED HIM WIDE
ON A CROSS FOR YOU AND I
AND OVER 2,000 YEARS AGO
(Billy Graham) SPIKE THROUGH HIS SIDE
THE SON OF GOD,
OUR LAMB SLAIN BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN,
DIED.
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(Billy Graham) ONE OF THE MOST AGONIZING
PHYSICAL DEATHS THAT A PERSON CAN SUFFER.
THEY BURIED HIM IN THE TOMB OF A FRIEND
AND FOR THREE DAYS HIS MOTHER CRIED.
AND FOR THREE DAYS HIS DISCIPLES RAN,
BUT THANKS BE TO THE MOST HIGH,
THAT'S NOT HOW THE STORY ENDS,
BECAUSE THREE GLORIOUS DAYS LATER
JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD AGAIN.
OH, BUT THIS JUST WASN'T ANY ORDINARY SACRIFICE,
BECAUSE HE BECAME THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE.
AND WE NOW HAVE A WAY TO THE FATHER THROUGH HIM.
THROUGH THE CROSS
WE'RE NOW ABLE TO GET ACROSS THAT GREAT DIVIDE
CAUSED BY SIN SEPARATING US FROM HIM.
AND HE'S CALLING US
BUT WE'VE GOT TO COME.
SEE THE CHOICE IS STILL OURS,
BUT HE HAS PROVIDED ALL THE LOVE.
FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD
THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON
AND IF WE ONLY BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST PAID THIS PRICE,
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(Billy Graham) JESUS SAID, "YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH."
NO MORE SEPARATION.
NO MORE FEAR OF DEATH.
NO MORE HOLES IN OUR HEART.
WE CAN NOW HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.
(Billy Graham) YOU SEE GOD GAVE MAN A CHOICE.
YOU EITHER ACCEPT IT OR REJECT IT.
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