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T R A I N I N G M A N UAL

ONE LIFE TO LIVE TRAINING MANUAL


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CONTENT

1
The Discipleship Track
7
One Life to Live Campaign
9
Engage your Culture and Community
15
One-Verse Evangelism
17
One 2 One
19
Small Group Ministry

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The

DISCIPLESHIP

Track

DISCIPLESHIP
1. What is a disciple?
Someone who follows Jesus, shes for people, fellowships with others
while carrying a cross

2. What is discipleship?
The process of helping someone follow Jesus, sh for people and
fellowship with others while carrying a cross

3. How do we make disciples?


Principles and process vs. methods and models

It is unfortunately common for ministries to copy methods and models


of discipleship, rather than discerning the principles and processes that
the methods and models are based on. A method that works in one
context might not work in another. Principles, however, are universal.
If understood and applied with wisdom and consistency, they will work
anywhere anytime.

Here are four foundational discipleship principles that when


understood and applied will produce a simple four-step process
for making disciples. Each process has a coinciding activity that serves
as Victorys discipleship track.

ENGAGE
Principle

99 & 1
God placed a high value on lost people. He taught us not
to spend all our time and energy with the 99, but to go
after the lost one.
Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering
around to hear him. 2But the Pharisees and the teachers of
the law muttered, This man welcomes sinners and eats with
them. 3Then Jesus told them this parable: 4Suppose one of
you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not
leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the
lost sheep until he nds it? 5And when he nds it, he joyfully
puts it on his shoulders 6and goes home. Then he calls his
friends and neighbors together and says, Rejoice with me;
I have found my lost sheep. 7I tell you that in the same way
there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who
repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not
need to repent.
Luke 15:1-7
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Process

Engage the culture and community

Activity

One 2 One

ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Because people are valuable to God, we must intentionally


and strategically engage our culture and community.

One 2 One is a six-lesson personal follow-up


and discipleship guide to help believers
start right in their walk with God.

ESTABLISH
Principle

Foundations First
Before we can progress toward spiritual maturity, we must
rst establish spiritual foundations.
Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and
puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house
on the rock. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the
winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall,
because it had its foundation on the rock. 26But everyone
who hears these words of mine and does not put them into
practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.
27
The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew
and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.
Matthew 7:24-27
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Process

Establish Spiritual Foundations

Activity

Victory Weekend

Because foundations are essential for spiritual growth, we


must establish solid biblical foundations at the start of our
spiritual journey.

Victory Weekend is a two-day seminar


designed to establish spiritual
foundations necessary for a life-long
walk with God. It helps believers
understand the victory Christ won
at the cross, as well as the purpose
of church life.

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EQUIP
Principle

The Myth of Maturity


Spiritual progress, not perfection, qualies a person to
minister. Every believer is called to be a minister.
It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be
prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors
and teachers, 12to prepare Gods people for works of service,
so that the body of Christ may be built up 13until we all reach
unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God
and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the
fullness of Christ.
Ephesians 4:11-13

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Process

Equip all Believers to Minister

Activity

Training for Victory

ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Because every member is called to be a minister, we must


equip all believers with basic ministry skills. Gods Word is
the ultimate equipping tool.

Training for Victory is a three-month


course designed to help you follow
Jesus, sh for people, and fellowship
with others while carrying the cross.

EMPOWER
Principle

The Miracle of Multiplication


Every disciple should make disciples.
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of
many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be
qualied to teach others.
2 Timothy 2:2

Process

Empower all Disciples to Make Disciples

Activity

Life of Victory

Because Jesus expects all disciples to make disciples, we


must not only equip them, but also empower them to
make disciples.

Life of Victory gives disciples the opportunity


to receive continued training and mentoring
on being and making disciples.

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Summary

4Es

PRINCIPLE

SCRIPTURE

PROCESS

ACTIVITY

Engage

99& 1

Luke 15:1-7

Engage the Culture


and Community

One 2 One

Establish

Foundations First

Matthew 7:24-27

Establish
Spiritual Foundations

Victory Weekend

Equip

The Myth
of Maturity

Ephesians 4:11-13

Equip All Believers


to Minister

Training for Victory

Empower

The Miracle
of Multiplication

2 Timothy 2:2

Empower All Disciples


to Make Disciples

Life of Victory

ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Campaign
What is ONE LIFE TO LIVE campaign?
One Life to Live is a Victory-wide discipleship campaign that runs for
four weeks. This is going to be a fantastic opportunity to invite your
family and friends to small groups and services so they can meet Jesus,
the Ultimate Source of Life.
Why is it called ONE LIFE TO LIVE?
The campaign One Life to Live is built around the idea that God has given
each of us one life to live out His purpose and plan on the earth. In Psalm
90:12, the key verse for the whole campaign, we are exhorted to number
our days so that we can live each one wisely. We believe the challenge
to make our lives count and live for what truly matters is a timely one.
The campaign provides us with a relevant message that we can invite
our family and friends to hear, in the hopes of positively impacting their
eternal destinies.
The topics are based on the chapters of the book
by Kerry and Chris Shook entitled, One Month to Live,
30 Days to a No-Regrets Life. The book asks the
questions, What would you do if you knew you had
one month to live? What changes would you make?
The book is currently a bestseller in the United States.
What is the ONE LIFE TO LIVE Campaign composed of?
The campaign will run from February 8 to March 7, 2009.
It will have two major components that you can invite your family
and friends to participate:
Weekend services
Weekly small group meetings

Do I need to read the book One Month to Live by Kerry and Chris
Shook to participate in the campaign?
No. The campaign is built so that you or your small group members do
not need to read the book. However, if you want to go through the book,
you are welcome to do so. We have coordinated with the books publisher
to have the books available at most National Bookstore branches
nationwide by the time of the campaign.
What is the scheduled topics of the ONE LIFE TO LIVE campaign?
The topics for the One Life to Live campaign are:
Weekend Preaching Topics
- Week 1....................................LIVE
- Week 2....................................LOVE
- Week 3....................................LEARN
- Week 4....................................LEGACY
Weekly Small Group Material Focus
- Week 1......... Number Your Days
- Week 2......... A Life Lived with Love
- Week 3......... A Lifestyle of Learning
- Week 4......... A Legacy Worth Leaving
How do we get the small group materials
for the ONE LIFE TO LIVE campaign?
All small group materials, as well as other
useful resources for the campaign, are available
online. You may download them
at www.victory.org.ph/onelifetolive.
What do I do after the ONE LIFE TO LIVE campaign is over?
Here are some suggestions for how you can continue engaging and
establishing your family and friends after the campaign:
Start meeting and going through the One2One booklet with those
whom you invited who are interested in taking the next step in their
relationship with God.
Start your own small group with the people you have invited who
participated, liked the campaign, and are interested in continuing the
weekly meetings.
Continue to pray for and invite your family and friends to the small
group and to the weekend services, believing God for their salvation.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE

ENGAGE

Culture & Community

Your

GOD VALUES LOST PEOPLE.

Value is determined by the price one is willing to pay. God paid the
ultimate price to redeem lost souls. Since God places such a high value on
lost people, we must learn to see all people the way He sees them.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that
whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.
Luke 19:10
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were
harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Matthew 9:36
WHO DO WE ENGAGE?

When Matthew started following Jesus, he did not abandon his friends;
he threw a partyin his culture and communityso his friends could
meet Jesus and the other disciples.

While Jesus was having dinner at Matthews house, many tax collectors
and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11When the
Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, Why does your teacher eat
with tax collectors and sinners? 12On hearing this, Jesus said, It is not
the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13But go and learn what
this means: I desire mercy, not sacrice. For I have not come to call the
righteous, but sinners.
Matthew 9:10-13

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It is best to engage people we already have relationships with. We must


invite our family and relatives, our friends in school and at work, our peers
and hang-out buddies.

When Jesus told His disciples to go and make disciples of all nations,
they did not interpret this to mean that they should help people who are
already following Jesus to follow Him better. They knew they were sent to
their culture and community, not to the church, to make disciples.
19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the
name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching
them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with
you always, to the very end of the age.
Matthew 28:19,20

Notice what Paul said about intentionally engaging his culture


and community:
Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to
everyone, to win as many as possible. 20To the Jews I became like a Jew,
to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law
(though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the
law. 21To those not having the law I became like one not having the law
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(though I am not free from Gods law but am under Christs law), so as to
win those not having the law. 22To the weak I became weak, to win the
weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means
I might save some. 23I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may
share in its blessings.
1 Corinthians 9:1923
Pauls goal? To win as many as possible (v. 19)
Pauls strategy? Become all things to all men (v. 22)
Pauls motivation? For the sake of the gospel (v. 23)

To engage is to build relationship with other people so that we can


connect them to God. Engaging is bringing people closer to the point of
putting their faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord of their lives.
MODIFIED ENGEL SCALE
ETERNITY

Leading, equipping and empowering

Communing with God and establishing others

Growing in faith and Word; serving and engaging

Part of spiritual family and established in faith and Word

Holy Spirit and water baptism

New creation; repentance and faith

-2

Challenged to respond; recognizes personal need/problem

-4

Open to the gospel; understand implication of the gospel

-6

Some idea of the gospel (resisting); aware of God and Jesus

-8

Aware of God but not Jesus (uninterested)

-10

Has some vague awareness of God; experiencing emptiness

-12

No idea of God

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1.

Develop friendship.
At the heart of engaging is Gods love for people. Because God
treasures people and desires to have relationship with them, we
engage in order to build friendships.
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
Proverbs 17:17

2.

Discover their stories.


To become all things to all men means to be as closely identied
with them as possible. The more relevant we are with others, the
easier it will be to communicate with them.
. . . I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I
might save some.
1 Corinthians 9:22

3.

Determine the next step.


Prayerfully consider what the best next step is for each person you
are engaging. Trust God for His guidance, knowing that God is
working in their lives.
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Galatians 5:25

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TIPS IN ENGAGING

1.

Be yourself.

2.

Be friendly.

3.

Be in faith.

SKILL DRILL

1.

Making acquaintances and having conversations


Understand the value of non-verbal communication:
- Eye-contact, handshake, posture, facial expression, tone of voice
Get to know their names (nicknames), school or profession.
- Repeat their names at least three times for greater chances
of remembering them after youre introduced.
Look for points of common interest.
- Food, hobbies, fun activities, hang-out places, family
or educational background, etc.

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2.

Inviting people to events like the weekend service


or to small group
Share the value; what they will get.
Be clear with time and place (details of other people/attire).
Practice repetitively: personal script, phone, or online script.

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ONE-VERSE

Evangelism

Many people feel that to be effective


in evangelism they must memorize
a complex illustration and a multitude
of verses. But the gospel is most powerful
when shared with love, clarity, and simplicity.
One-Verse Evangelism is a simple, interactive
way to share Christs love conversationally and
visually. It is based on asking questions and
sharing. Its easy to learn because it uses just one verse.
One-Verse Evangelism is also sensitive to peoples busy schedules
because it can be shared in just ten (10) or fteen (15) minutes.
Heres a brief look at how it works. Lets say Gods leading you to share
the gospel with your neighbor, Jeff. Write out Romans 6:23 on a piece
of paper or a napkin: For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is
eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (NIV). Then put your Bible away. Ask
Jeff if he would like to see a simple picture based on this verse that will
explain Gods relationship with people.
Circle this word and ask, How would you feel if your boss
refused to pay you the wages that were due to you? Deep
down, we all know that it is only right that we get what we
deserve. Similarly, we earn wages from God for how we have
lived our lives.
Draw a circle around sin, asking your friend what he thinks
when he hears this word. You might explain that sin is more
an attitude than an action. It can be either actively ghting
God or merely excluding Him from our lives. You can ask,
Has God ever seemed far away? If he says Yes, add that
thats one of the things sin doesit makes God seem far away.
Now draw two opposing cliffs with a gap in between.

Circle this word and ask what thoughts come to mind. Explain
that death in the Bible always means some kind of separation.
While circling this word, mention that it is important because
it means that a sharp contrast in thought is coming. What we
have just looked at is bad news; what follows is good news.
Draw a circle around this word. Ask, If wages are what a
person earns, then what is a gift? Remind your friend that
someone must purchase every gift.
Circle this and explain that the gift you are talking about is
free. It is from God Himself. Its so special that no one else
can give it. Ask, How do you feel when someone gives you a
special gift?
Circle these two words next, and then ask, How would you
dene these words? Contrast one side of the cliff, death,
with the other side, eternal life. Ask, What is the opposite of
separation from God?
Draw these words so they create a bridge between the two
cliffs. Help your friend to consider that every gift has a giver,
and only Jesus Christ can give the gift of eternal life.
Write this word over the bridge you just drew. Explain that
friends trust each other, and tell your friend that Jesus wants
a trusting friendship with him. All he has to do is admit that he is
responsible for the sin of either ghting or excluding God from his life.
That is what trust meanstrusting that Jesus wants to forgive us for
rejecting Him from our lives. At this point, you can ask him if he wants to
start a relationship with God that will last forever. If he says Yes, invite
him to pray a short prayer in his own words, asking Jesus to forgive him.
Close by reminding him that this simple illustration shows what God is
like: someone who really cares about people, especially him. Invite him to
read all about it in the Bible, perhaps beginning in the Gospel of John.
SKILL DRILL
Practice sharing the gospel using the One-Verse Evangelism method.
Adapted with permission from One-Verse Evangelism, copyright 2000 Randy D. Raysbrook. All rights reserved.

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ONE 2 ONE
Each lesson in One2One has a key verse, several points supported by
Scripture, and personal application questions. The chapters are designed
to be audibly read to the person you are following up. The follow-up
appointment should last from fteen (15) to sixty (60) minutes depending
on how much time you have.
TIPS ON HOW TO USE THE ONE 2 ONE BOOKLET

Prayer
Pray before and after the follow-up meeting. You are teaching the
person through your example how to talk to God. Make specic
requests and expect God to answer.

Pacing and Focus


You may use a pen as a guide while reading so the person reading
along with you is able to focus and can follow along with you. Focus
on one page at a time, folding the booklet in such a way so that the
person is not distracted by the following page.

Participation
You may ask the person to read the Bible verses out loud from time to
time so he can interact with them. It also helps the person understand
the verses better.

Partner with the Holy Spirit


Be led by the Spirit as you share the material. The goal is to make a
disciple, not to nish a lesson. It is more important to minister to a
need than to complete a chapter. You can always nish the chapter
next time, but you may not have another opportunity to minister to
that need.

Personal Testimony
Read and comment as you share this booklet. As you read this booklet
to the new believer, you may add your own comments in the form of
personal testimonies and illustrations.

COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT ONE2ONE

Should follow-up begin only after someone has received Christ


as Lord and Savior?
One2One is designed to be used with anyone who is open to ministry,
no matter if they have prayed to receive Christ or not. If someone is open
to the gospel and is willing to meet with you, then start with chapter one,
A New Start: Salvation and continue chapter by chapter as long as they
will meet with you. If someone has just prayed to receive Christ during
the service or in an evangelistic event, you can share Getting Started,
the section right before Chapter 1.
Who is qualied to do personal follow-up?
Every Christian should be involved in personal evangelism, follow-up
and discipleship. As soon as a new Christian has been through One2One
booklet he should be able to share it to others.
How often should I meet with the person for One2One?
One2One can be used six (6) days in a row or one lesson each week for six
weeks. It all depends on your schedule and the availability of the person
you are meeting with. The rst meeting should be as soon as possible
after a person surrenders his life to Christ. We should follow-up the new
believer before the devil tries to steal the Word that was sown in his heart
(Mark 4:15).
Does personal follow-up and discipleship always have
to be one-to-one?
No. Personal follow-up and discipleship can be effectively done in small
groups, but it must be personal. You can even have another disciple
that you are training observe and assist you as you follow up a new
believer. The relationship that is being built is as important as the
material being covered.
Should I go over the Personal Application section each time?
Absolutely. While it may only take fteen (15) minutes to read through
the chapter and make a few comments, the application questions may
take from ve (5) to fteen (15) minutes. More than head knowledge,
the goal is to get the individual to apply Gods Word in their situation.
The Personal Application section is where you can evaluate the
progress of your disciples and offer specic and practical help where
they need it most.
SKILL DRILL Practice sharing the One2One with a partner.
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SMALL GROUP

Ministry

A SMALL GROUP HAS FOUR PARTS:

A. Warm-up (10-15minutes)
Each small group begins with a warm-up question. The warm-up is
designed to give everyone a chance to speak and to get to know each
other. Each lesson includes two or three warm-up questions. Use only
one warm-up question each meeting. The small
group leader should introduce the warm-up
question, designate who should answer rst,
and encourage everyone to answer. If the lesson
takes more than one meeting to complete, use a
different warm-up question each week.
Good warm-up questions:
Have no right or wrong answers
Ask for opinion or experience
Require no Bible knowledge
Are not controversial
Are connected to the Bible study topic

B. Word (10-15 minutes)


The Word time is a short and practical Bible teaching on the text
or topic of the week. This brief teaching is followed by a time of personal
application where each person is encouraged to share how they will
put the lesson into practice. During the warm-up and personal
application, everyone is encouraged to talk, but during the Word time,
only the leader talks.

Each lesson begins with key verses and


introductory comments which can be read out
loud or summarized. Do not pretend to be an
expert or a Bible know-it-all. How much of the
Bible you obey is more important than how much
you know.
Tips:
1. The small group meeting is more than a
Bible study. It requires a good leader,
not an expert teacher.
2. Let the Bible speak for itself.
3. Remember, the goal is to minister to the needs of the people,
not to nish a Bible lesson.
4. Be led by the Spirit, not the material.
5. Use illustrations and tell stories to explain the Bible verses.
6. Some lessons are too long to complete in one discipleship meeting.
Take two, three, or four weeks if necessary.

C. Application (10-15 minutes)


In a small group, we teach the Bible so people can do it, not so
they can know it. The whole point of teaching is for practical and
personal application.
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it
says. 23Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like
a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24and, after looking at himself,
goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25But the man
who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues
to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it: he will be
blessed in what he does.
James 1:22-25

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Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them
into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25The rain
came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that
house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26But
everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into
practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27The rain came
down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house,
and it fell with a great crash.
Matthew 7:24-27

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Tips:
1. Most lessons include several application
questions. Choose only one.
2. Feel free to add your own questions.
3. An effective standby application question
that can always be used is: What did you
learn from this lesson and how will it affect
your life?
4. Ask the application question and designate who will answer rst.
5. Do not allow any person to argue or be critical of others.
6. Remind everyone to apply the lesson to their own lives, not to
someone elses.
7. Small group leaders must ask for wisdom to know when to balance
or correct weird and unbiblical applications. Insensitive correction
or criticism can kill the group, as can unchecked heresy.

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D. Prayer (10-15 minutes)


Prayer is probably the most important part of the small group. Make sure
you have plenty of time left so your prayer time is not rushed. This is not a
closing prayer, but a time to take specic requests to God.
Tips:
1. The prayer time may begin with a
brief reporting of answers to prayers
to encourage and build the faith of each
one present.
2. Keep your prayers simple, sincere, and short. Most non-believers
have never heard an ordinary Christian just talk to God, and will be
touched by the sincerity and simplicity.
3. Conversational prayer, not intercessory warfare prayer. Remember,
your group will include new believer and unbelievers who will
probably be scared or confused by strongholds,territorial spirits,
binding and loosing, and other common phrases used in warfare
prayer. Conversational prayer is generally thanksgiving and petition.
No shouting at strongholds or binding devils; plenty of thanks,
adoration, and specic petition.
4. Spend your time praying for one another, not sharing prayer
requests. Because of the inordinate amount of time spent discussing
prayer requests, many prayer meetings should be called prayer
request meetings.
5. Do not preach, pray. Encourage each person to pray simple
sentences prayers, not loud sermon prayers or long dissertations on
theology addressed to God, somehow designed to impress the less
spiritual. There is a time and place for everything. The celebration
service is the place for sermons. The small group meeting is the
place for prayer.
6. Listen! Keep one ear turned to whoever is praying at the moment
and the other to the Holy Spirit. Listen carefully during the warm-up
and application time for things that may need prayer.
7. Expect God to answer your prayers.

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SMALL GROUP MEETING TIMETABLE


Warm-up ............................................10-15 minutes
Word ....................................................10-15 minutes
Application ........................................10-15 minutes
Prayer...................................................10-15 minutes
HOW TO KILL A SMALL GROUP
Small groups have power to be an effective model for discipleship.
As simple as it is, there are several proven ways to fail. The following
lessons were learned the hard way:
1. No mixing business with small group.
2. No mixing politics with small group.
3. No private ministry to the opposite sex.
4. No matchmaking.
5. No borrowing money.
6. No promotion of para-church ministries or any event,
spiritual or secular, through the small groups.
7. No guest speakers.
8. No receiving tithes and offerings.

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