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October 17, 2016
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A Simple Guide to Walking on Water: Endurance

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    • Bobby Schuller: Would you stand with me,
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    • Bobby Schuller: Would you stand with me,
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    • and we're gonna say this confession together.
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    • and we're gonna say this confession together.
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    • Hold your hands out like this as a signs of receiving.
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    • Hold your hands out like this as a signs of receiving.
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    • "I'm not what I do, I'm not what I have,
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    • I'm not what people say about me.
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    • I'm not what people say about me.
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    • I am the beloved of God. It's who I am.
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    • I am the beloved of God. It's who I am.
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    • No one can take it from me.
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    • No one can take it from me.
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    • I don't have to worry, I don't have to hurry,
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    • I don't have to worry, I don't have to hurry,
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    • I can trust my friend, Jesus, and share his
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    • I can trust my friend, Jesus, and share his
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    • love with the world."
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    • love with the world."
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    • Thanks, you can be seated.
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    • Thanks, you can be seated.
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    • Well, we're in a faith series right now called,
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    • Well, we're in a faith series right now called,
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    • "A Simple Guide to Walking on Water," and today I really just
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    • "A Simple Guide to Walking on Water," and today I really just
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    • wanna get one thing across to you and that is this,
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    • wanna get one thing across to you and that is this,
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    • that whatever it is you're going through,
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    • that whatever it is you're going through,
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    • and if you're a human being, you're probably going
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    • and if you're a human being, you're probably going
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    • through something.
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    • through something.
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    • Whatever it is you're going through,
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    • Whatever it is you're going through,
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    • you and God will get through this, alright?
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    • you and God will get through this, alright?
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    • Now, some of you are facing a little thing,
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    • Now, some of you are facing a little thing,
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    • some of you are facing a big thing,
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    • some of you are facing a big thing,
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    • but when we face the things in life,
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    • but when we face the things in life,
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    • the thing that makes us Christian is faith.
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    • the thing that makes us Christian is faith.
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    • The trust that whatever I'm going through right now,
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    • The trust that whatever I'm going through right now,
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    • that I can endure, and that God will carry me through.
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    • that I can endure, and that God will carry me through.
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    • And guess what?
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    • And guess what?
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    • I want you to know, whoever you are,
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    • I want you to know, whoever you are,
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    • God is going to carry you through whatever tumult,
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    • God is going to carry you through whatever tumult,
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    • whatever storm you're facing right now,
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    • whatever storm you're facing right now,
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    • whatever trial you're going through,
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    • whatever trial you're going through,
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    • not only are you gonna get through,
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    • not only are you gonna get through,
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    • you're gonna come through this stronger,
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    • you're gonna come through this stronger,
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    • smarter, more joy filled, and in deeper peace.
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    • smarter, more joy filled, and in deeper peace.
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    • I want you to know that whatever you're facing,
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    • I want you to know that whatever you're facing,
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    • that if you simply have enough faith to not let go,
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    • that if you simply have enough faith to not let go,
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    • if you simply have enough faith to take one more step,
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    • if you simply have enough faith to take one more step,
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    • your future is very, very bright regardless of how terrible you
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    • your future is very, very bright regardless of how terrible you
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    • feel right now, if you feel terrible.
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    • feel right now, if you feel terrible.
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    • So, I was listening to--a little bit of worldly wisdom.
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    • So, I was listening to--a little bit of worldly wisdom.
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    • I was listening to Dave Ramsey.
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    • I was listening to Dave Ramsey.
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    • If you don't know who that is, he's a very well-known financial
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    • If you don't know who that is, he's a very well-known financial
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    • guru who's very proud to be from Tennessee for some reason.
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    • guru who's very proud to be from Tennessee for some reason.
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    • And--Tennessee's a beautiful state, don't get me wrong,
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    • And--Tennessee's a beautiful state, don't get me wrong,
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    • I love it, but yeah, Tennessee's great.
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    • I love it, but yeah, Tennessee's great.
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    • But he's interviewing this guy who's a multi-millionaire,
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    • But he's interviewing this guy who's a multi-millionaire,
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    • maybe billionaire, and he asked this guy,
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    • maybe billionaire, and he asked this guy,
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    • he says, "What do you think is the best book
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    • he says, "What do you think is the best book
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    • I could read on being a successful person?"
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    • I could read on being a successful person?"
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    • He said, "I've got just the book for you.
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    • He said, "I've got just the book for you.
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    • It is 'The Tortoise and the Hare.'"
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    • It is 'The Tortoise and the Hare.'"
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    • He said, "If I could give one story, one parable,
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    • He said, "If I could give one story, one parable,
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    • to cause anybody to lead a successful life,
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    • to cause anybody to lead a successful life,
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    • it'd be 'The Tortoise and the Hare.'"
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    • it'd be 'The Tortoise and the Hare.'"
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    • And can I just tell you that being
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    • And can I just tell you that being
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    • in my position as a pastor,
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    • in my position as a pastor,
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    • I've had the privilege of spending and having some good
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    • I've had the privilege of spending and having some good
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    • conversations with some very successful people,
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    • conversations with some very successful people,
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    • not only in business, but in politics,
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    • not only in business, but in politics,
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    • you know, other successful ministers,
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    • you know, other successful ministers,
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    • and NGO leaders and things.
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    • and NGO leaders and things.
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    • And most of them have--seem to have this one thing in common,
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    • And most of them have--seem to have this one thing in common,
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    • persistence and resilience.
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    • persistence and resilience.
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    • There seems to be a tortoise-type personality at the
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    • There seems to be a tortoise-type personality at the
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    • heart of so many people who really do well in life.
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    • heart of so many people who really do well in life.
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    • This idea that every day, I may not be fast,
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    • This idea that every day, I may not be fast,
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    • I may not be shiny, I may not be the one you would suspect,
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    • I may not be shiny, I may not be the one you would suspect,
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    • but every day I take one more step towards that finish line.
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    • but every day I take one more step towards that finish line.
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    • Every day, although stuff is hitting me and battering me
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    • Every day, although stuff is hitting me and battering me
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    • down, I take one more step to get just a little closer to
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    • down, I take one more step to get just a little closer to
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    • where I'm supposed to go.
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    • where I'm supposed to go.
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    • And you see that no matter how beaten,
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    • And you see that no matter how beaten,
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    • how hard things get, they seem to be able to just slowly take
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    • how hard things get, they seem to be able to just slowly take
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    • one more step forward.
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    • one more step forward.
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    • There is something to learn from Aesop's "Tortoise and the Hare,"
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    • There is something to learn from Aesop's "Tortoise and the Hare,"
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    • and it is that famous line, "Slow and steady wins the race."
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    • and it is that famous line, "Slow and steady wins the race."
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    • And so, my message to you is that,
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    • And so, my message to you is that,
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    • is that slow and steady wins the race,
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    • is that slow and steady wins the race,
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    • and this is especially true of Christians.
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    • and this is especially true of Christians.
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    • That one of the things that makes faith in Jesus Christ
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    • That one of the things that makes faith in Jesus Christ
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    • and being a disciple of Jesus Christ unique is that
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    • and being a disciple of Jesus Christ unique is that
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    • we believe that it's not the shiny, prettiest, boldest,
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    • we believe that it's not the shiny, prettiest, boldest,
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    • first-place people, you know, the top-shelf people
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    • first-place people, you know, the top-shelf people
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    • that always do the best in the kingdom of God,
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    • that always do the best in the kingdom of God,
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    • that causes us to keep going further.
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    • So, wherever you are, and whatever it is you're facing,
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    • I know you won't because that's not the kind of person you are.
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    • God has given you resilience, God has given you strength.
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    • but he's given you the hope and the endurance to persevere
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    • You will get through this.
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    • You receive it? So do I.
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    • I need it and you need it.
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    • We need to be reminded every day that we have within us--you have
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    • within you the intelligence, the favor,
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    • the grace to endure whatever it is that you're facing.
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    • You are getting through this.
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    • You will look back and you will say, "Thank you, God.
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    • I could not have gotten through this without you."
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    • And you will know that faith is more about abiding
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    • than it is about taking a leap.
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    • Resurrection is at the heart of Christianity.
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    • Resurrection is at the heart of Christianity.
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    • Without the resurrection, there is no Christianity.
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    • Resurrection is the most defining thing that makes us
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    • Christian, and resurrection says this,
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    • "I serve a king who is resurrected in his own body,
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    • and this king takes the things that have died in my life
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    • and he resurrects them, he doesn't resuscitate them."
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    • you bring it back to life, right?
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    • But the Word is not resuscitation,
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    • it's resurrection, and resurrection is this,
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    • that the thing that died comes back and it's even
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    • promise that God is going to raise that thing into something
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    • that was even better.
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    • and the things that have faded from your life?
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    • Have you given up hope?
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    • Don't, have faith that we serve a resurrection God who takes the
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    • things that have died in our lives and he resurrects them,
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    • things that have died in our lives and he resurrects them,
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    • This faith that we serve a resurrection Jesus gives us hope
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    • Have faith, friends, have faith. You're doing great.
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    • Have faith, friends, have faith. You're doing great.
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    • Don't give up now. Don't give up your miracle.
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    • Don't give it up.
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    • Too often believers get so close to that finish line
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    • Your miracle is amazing, and I can't wait to celebrate with you
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    • Your miracle is amazing, and I can't wait to celebrate with you
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    • when you have that victory, and I will.
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    • God's my dad, and he loves me.
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    • He'll carry me through, he'll raise it up,
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    • he'll make me stronger, he'll get me where I need to go.
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    • he'll make me stronger, he'll get me where I need to go.
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    • the future--you know, the world says live for today,
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    • the future--you know, the world says live for today,
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    • do everything for today, but in a way,
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    • do everything for today, but in a way,
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    • Christianity says, well, it's good to celebrate and be happy
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    • today, I mean, you'll hear that from me every time I speak,
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    • today, I mean, you'll hear that from me every time I speak,
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    • almost, but it also says don't live for today,
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    • live for tomorrow.
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    • live for tomorrow.
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    • In a way, live for the next generation,
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    • live for God's purpose, and believe that even in death
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    • but I know they're gonna make it."
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    • As believers, we don't know what's gonna be between here
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    • I know the last page of your story is very good,
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    • and I don't know what you're gonna face between now and then,
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    • but I know that God is the author of the book in which you
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    • I wanna see what that page says, and I wanna celebrate with you
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    • Did you know the Bible doesn't say that?
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    • "I can handle this."
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    • How do you handle the loss of a child?
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    • That is the promise of James.
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    • you know, I was probably 30 pounds over what I normally am,
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    • so I put my shoes on, and I'm out there jogging,
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    • and I'm kind of going at this pace,
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    • and I've been feeling better 'cause I've been doing it for a
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    • and I'm in the Balboa Peninsula, and this,
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    • like, really buff guy, you know, blazes by me.
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    • but you know, a lot faster than me.
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    • but it looked like he turned slightly,
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    • and in my head, I'm like, "I should just run behind him,
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    • "No, no, slow and steady wins the race."
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    • Tortoise, he's a hare, I'm a tortoise. I'm gonna win this.
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    • And it actually happened!
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    • And it actually happened!
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    • I see him, and all of a sudden I see this guy again,
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    • I see him, and all of a sudden I see this guy again,
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    • and kind of doing this, and then I'm just, like, "Bye."
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    • Ha, ha, ha, it felt great, man, it felt great.
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    • Oh, it felt so good.
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    • I can't even--oh, and look, that's the key.
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    • I can't even--oh, and look, that's the key.
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    • We do not--the kingdom of God is not about instant,
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    • over-the-counter, microwaved living.
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    • over-the-counter, microwaved living.
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    • It's like a farming living, it's about planting seeds,
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    • nourishing the soil, and waiting patiently
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    • And that takes a long time.
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    • I remember when my dad planted an avocado tree in our backyard
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    • I remember when my dad planted an avocado tree in our backyard
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    • "Avocados are coming!"
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    • and actually this is the irony.
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    • and actually this is the irony.
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    • He finally sold this house, we lived in it for,
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    • And that's the way--you know, God designed the avocado tree
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    • and God designed you.
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    • God's called you to be.
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    • It takes patience and it takes hard work,
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    • and more than anything it takes resilience,
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    • not allowing the things of life to choke you out
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    • not allowing the things of life to choke you out
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    • or to keep you from getting your miracle.
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    • You are like a spiritual marathon runner,
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    • and you understand that this life is about a pace of crossing
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    • and you understand that this life is about a pace of crossing
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    • that finish line, of going the distance.
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    • Marathon runners like you don't just give up because of pain.
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    • Marathon runners like you don't just give up because of pain.
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    • you don't give up when you feel pain,
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    • you give up when you cross the line.
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    • That's when you stop, and I believe in you,
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    • That's when you stop, and I believe in you,
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    • are, I believe you're smarter than people think you are,
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    • and I think you have more energy in you than you thought.
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    • And I know you're gonna get through this,
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    • And I know you're gonna get through this,
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    • and I know you're gonna come through better
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    • and I know you're gonna come through better
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    • and stronger than you've ever been.
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    • and stronger than you've ever been.
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    • God promises that he who began a good work in you
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    • God promises that he who began a good work in you
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    • will be faithful to carry it out to completion.
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    • will be faithful to carry it out to completion.
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    • Do you believe it?
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    • Do you believe it?
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    • He's gonna complete in your life what he started.
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    • He's gonna complete in your life what he started.
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    • No matter if you've messed up, even if you have taken a break,
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    • even if you have gone too fast, even if you feel burned out,
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    • even if you have gone too fast, even if you feel burned out,
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    • it's not over for you, you're here for a reason
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    • it's not over for you, you're here for a reason
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    • in this church.
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    • in this church.
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    • You're here for a reason, and God is speaking to you.
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    • You're here for a reason, and God is speaking to you.
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    • Do not give up, good things are coming.
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    • Do not give up, good things are coming.
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    • And let me just finish with this one last thought.
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    • And let me just finish with this one last thought.
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    • My grandpa used to say, "Never cut a tree down in the winter."
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    • My grandpa used to say, "Never cut a tree down in the winter."
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    • He was a farmer, and I lived in Oklahoma for several years,
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    • He was a farmer, and I lived in Oklahoma for several years,
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    • and in cold places, let me just tell you that every tree looks
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    • and in cold places, let me just tell you that every tree looks
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    • dead in the winter.
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    • dead in the winter.
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    • I would invite the band to come forward if you guys would.
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    • I would invite the band to come forward if you guys would.
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    • In the winter, every tree looks dead,
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    • In the winter, every tree looks dead,
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    • and then when the spring comes, most of those trees and orchards
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    • and then when the spring comes, most of those trees and orchards
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    • that looked dead come back to life and they bear fruit.
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    • that looked dead come back to life and they bear fruit.
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    • And that's why you never, ever would cut down a tree
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    • And that's why you never, ever would cut down a tree
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    • in the winter.
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    • in the winter.
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    • So, never make a negative decision in your low time.
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    • So, never make a negative decision in your low time.
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    • Never make your most important decisions
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    • Never make your most important decisions
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    • when you're in your worst moods.
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    • when you're in your worst moods.
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    • All of us--can we shoot straight here?
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    • All of us--can we shoot straight here?
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    • All of us are moody.
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    • All of us are moody.
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    • I saw a t-shirt that said, "I'm sorry for what I said
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    • I saw a t-shirt that said, "I'm sorry for what I said
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    • when I was hungry."
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    • when I was hungry."
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    • That is so true.
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    • That is so true.
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    • All of us have moods.
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    • All of us have moods.
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    • We all have a time in which we're feeling like I wanna give
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    • We all have a time in which we're feeling like I wanna give
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    • up, I wanna quit, I'm--and in those moments,
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    • up, I wanna quit, I'm--and in those moments,
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    • just promise me one thing.
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    • just promise me one thing.
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    • Don't make a negative decision.
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    • Don't make a negative decision.
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    • Don't make an important decision.
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    • Don't make an important decision.
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    • Wait until, and it's coming, wait until you feel good,
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    • Wait until, and it's coming, wait until you feel good,
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    • till you feel full of faith, full of optimism, full of hope.
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    • till you feel full of faith, full of optimism, full of hope.
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    • You're not gonna make a good decision
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    • You're not gonna make a good decision
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    • when you feel terrible, so wait.
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    • when you feel terrible, so wait.
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    • Wait and trust that the sun is coming,
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    • Wait and trust that the sun is coming,
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    • that good things are coming.
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    • that good things are coming.
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    • Friends, whatever you're going through,
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    • Friends, whatever you're going through,
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    • whatever you're facing this morning,
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    • whatever you're facing this morning,
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    • God is gonna carry you through.
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    • God is gonna carry you through.
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    • So, don't give up, slow and steady wins the race.
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    • So, don't give up, slow and steady wins the race.
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    • Endure, don't quit, don't allow an insult to derail you.
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    • Endure, don't quit, don't allow an insult to derail you.
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    • Don't give up on any of the things that God
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    • Don't give up on any of the things that God
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    • has set forth for you, just keep going.
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    • has set forth for you, just keep going.
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    • You're much closer to your miracle
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    • You're much closer to your miracle
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    • than you think, alright?
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    • than you think, alright?
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    • So Lord, I pray that over this church,
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    • So Lord, I pray that over this church,
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    • I pray, God, most of all, and this is the word,
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    • I pray, God, most of all, and this is the word,
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    • man, energy.
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    • man, energy.
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    • I pray for energy, that there would be a second wind enduring
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    • I pray for energy, that there would be a second wind enduring
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    • the pain and the challenges of life,
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    • the pain and the challenges of life,
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    • building a business, building a family,
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    • building a business, building a family,
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    • building a ministry, or whatever it is that
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    • building a ministry, or whatever it is that
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    • you're doing in your life, or enduring a sickness,
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    • you're doing in your life, or enduring a sickness,
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    • or a loss, it taxes us.
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    • or a loss, it taxes us.
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    • And so, Lord, I pray a special fresh wind of the Holy Spirit.
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    • And so, Lord, I pray a special fresh wind of the Holy Spirit.
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    • I pray for energy.
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    • I pray for energy.
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    • I pray that this would be one of the most energy-filled,
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    • I pray that this would be one of the most energy-filled,
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    • positive days that everyone in this church has experienced.
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    • positive days that everyone in this church has experienced.
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    • I pray that we be given a runner's high.
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    • I pray that we be given a runner's high.
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    • I pray for just a full tank for everybody that's here,
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    • I pray for just a full tank for everybody that's here,
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    • in Jesus' name.
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    • in Jesus' name.
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    • Lord, we need it. Help us.
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    • Lord, we need it. Help us.
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    • We thank you in Jesus' name, amen.
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    • We thank you in Jesus' name, amen.
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    • Bobby: Here's another letter that we got,
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    • Bobby: Here's another letter that we got,
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    • thanks to your support.
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    • thanks to your support.
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    • female: Dear Bobby, at 19 my life collapsed.
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    • female: Dear Bobby, at 19 my life collapsed.
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    • I was in an unhealthy relationship with an older man
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    • I was in an unhealthy relationship with an older man
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    • and then my father died from cancer.
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    • and then my father died from cancer.
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    • They were my darkest days.
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    • They were my darkest days.
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    • I felt paralyzed and apathetic.
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    • I felt paralyzed and apathetic.
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    • When I was at my lowest, my boyfriend started to use me.
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    • When I was at my lowest, my boyfriend started to use me.
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    • He complained about me and in the name of spicing up
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    • He complained about me and in the name of spicing up
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    • our relationship, he pressed me to be intimate
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    • our relationship, he pressed me to be intimate
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    • with other men.
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    • I felt numb and worthless.
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    • I felt numb and worthless.
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    • Even as I write this, I feel that shame
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    • Even as I write this, I feel that shame
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    • for allowing him to do this.
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    • for allowing him to do this.
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    • I fantasized about ending my life to escape the suffering.
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    • I fantasized about ending my life to escape the suffering.
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    • During this time, I met a guy who saw me as a person
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    • During this time, I met a guy who saw me as a person
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    • and made me happy.
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    • and made me happy.
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    • Because of him, I finally left my abusive boyfriend.
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    • Because of him, I finally left my abusive boyfriend.
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    • We started a new life in a new town
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    • We started a new life in a new town
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    • and he proposed months later, but still,
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    • and he proposed months later, but still,
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    • inside I felt really hurt.
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    • inside I felt really hurt.
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    • I struggled because I didn't deserve this life.
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    • I struggled because I didn't deserve this life.
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    • When someone was kind to me, it hurt me as much as it healed me.
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    • When someone was kind to me, it hurt me as much as it healed me.
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    • I felt I made too many mistakes to be loved.
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    • My life had turned around but my spirit was broken.
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    • My life had turned around but my spirit was broken.
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    • I was curious about religion
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    • I was curious about religion
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    • but didn't dare pray or go to church.
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    • What God would want me as his follower?
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    • Then I found "Hour of Power."
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    • Then I found "Hour of Power."
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    • Your sermons healed my spirit
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    • Your sermons healed my spirit
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    • and lifted the burden of my past.
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    • I still remember tears of relief running down my cheeks
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    • I still remember tears of relief running down my cheeks
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    • when you said that every sinner has a future
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    • when you said that every sinner has a future
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    • and every saint has a past and that God does not love us
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    • and every saint has a past and that God does not love us
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    • as we should be but just as we are.
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    • as we should be but just as we are.
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    • I realized that God always loved me and would forgive me.
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    • I realized that God always loved me and would forgive me.
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    • It still thrills me that he is so good.
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    • It still thrills me that he is so good.
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    • After we married, my first wish I ever prayed for
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    • After we married, my first wish I ever prayed for
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    • was fulfilled with the birth of our son Hendrik.
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    • was fulfilled with the birth of our son Hendrik.
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    • I pray for him every night. He is a precious gift from God.
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    • I pray for him every night. He is a precious gift from God.
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    • I no longer feel like a bad person.
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    • I no longer feel like a bad person.
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    • I feel beloved and that I'm allowed to experience happiness.
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    • I feel beloved and that I'm allowed to experience happiness.
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    • I am so, so grateful.
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    • I am so, so grateful.
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    • Thank you.
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    • Thank you.
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    • Hannah: We're not using your name on air
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    • Hannah: We're not using your name on air
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    • but one highlight of my Holland trip was getting to meet you
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    • but one highlight of my Holland trip was getting to meet you
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    • and your husband.
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    • and your husband.
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    • You are brave and we are honored to have you as part
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    • You are brave and we are honored to have you as part
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    • of the "Hour of Power" family.
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    • of the "Hour of Power" family.
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    • Bobby: That's right. It was a highlight for me too.
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    • Bobby: That's right. It was a highlight for me too.
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    • And for everybody else that's watching,
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    • And for everybody else that's watching,
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    • this is just one of many stories of people
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    • this is just one of many stories of people
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    • that are deeply touched because of your generosity.
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    • that are deeply touched because of your generosity.
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    • If people stop giving to this ministry, this goes off the air,
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    • If people stop giving to this ministry, this goes off the air,
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    • we don't help people anymore.
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    • we don't help people anymore.
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    • But because of you, we're changing the world.
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    • But because of you, we're changing the world.
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    • Hannah: Yes, thank you for your faithfulness.
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    • Hannah: Yes, thank you for your faithfulness.
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    • And even if you can't give, write to us, be brave.
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    • And even if you can't give, write to us, be brave.
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    • We want to hear your story.
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    • We want to hear your story.
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    • And remember that God loves you and so do we.
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    • And remember that God loves you and so do we.
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    • male announcer: To celebrate the 60th anniversary
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    • male announcer: To celebrate the 60th anniversary
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    • of our ministry, we have remade this beloved
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    • of our ministry, we have remade this beloved
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    • "God loves you and so do I" necklace.
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    • "God loves you and so do I" necklace.
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    • Today, when you donate $60 or more,
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    • Today, when you donate $60 or more,
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    • we'll send you one as a small thank you
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    • we'll send you one as a small thank you
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    • for supporting our ministry.
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    • for supporting our ministry.
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    • We hope it reminds you that you are loved
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    • We hope it reminds you that you are loved
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    • and valued by God and us.
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