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February 9, 2017
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The Ten Commandments: Live, Love, and Lift Yourself and Others

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  • Bobby Schuller: I'm going to ask you to stand with me.
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  • Hold your hands out like this as a sign of receiving.
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  • We'll say this together. I'm not what I do.
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  • I'm not what I have. I'm not what people say
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  • about me. I am the beloved of God.
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  • It's who I am. 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 can trust my friend Jesus, and share his love with the world.
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  • Thanks, you can be seated.
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  • So, I want to begin this morning by reminding you who you are.
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  • I think with all my heart you are a healer.
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  • You are a healer.
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  • You have, within your very person,
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  • Jesus Christ, who in his grace and power and love overflows,
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  • spills over from your life into the lives of people who are
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  • around you. You are an encourager.
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  • You lift people up.
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  • You do not allow bitterness or contempt to
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  • find a place in your heart.
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  • When you get angry, you address it,
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  • and you deal with it quickly because you recognize the value
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  • of being a healing presence in the lives of the people you do
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  • life with. This world will hit you hard.
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  • It will hit you with sickness, it will hit you with depression,
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  • it will hit you with loss and unfinished symphonies.
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  • This world will beat up people, but when it does,
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  • people like you will be there to be
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  • the healing presence that this world needs.
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  • I believe that with all my heart that you are healers.
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  • You are missionaries. This is not a church of members,
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  • it's a church of people with--who are on a mission
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  • to be the real, active, healing overflowing, life-giving
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  • presence of Christ in the world around them,
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  • and that is who you are.
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  • And I just want to affirm that in you.
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  • I believe that you know every minute that you spend angry is a
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  • minute of happiness you will never get back.
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  • You are not the kind of person who has to set people straight.
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  • You're not the kind of person who has to tell it like it is.
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  • You're not the kind of person that has to disrespect or cuss
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  • out people, or do the things that
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  • so many do that bring others down.
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  • You are an encourager, you're a healer,
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  • you're a life-giver, and I am proud of you.
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  • You're doing great.
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  • And today, we're going to talk about--we're on
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  • a series of the Ten Commandments.
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  • Today, we're going to talk about the sixth commandment.
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  • If you know it off the top of your head,
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  • I'm proud of you too because that's impressive,
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  • but don't put it up yet. I'm going to give you a hint.
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  • If you don't have your Bibles open,
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  • the sixth commandment, hopefully everyone
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  • in this room is following it.
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  • My guess is nobody here has broken it,
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  • but if you have, I am terrified.
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  • I was driving in Tulsa, I worked my last year of college as a
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  • real estate appraiser, and I also worked for a real estate
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  • investment firm. And I was really good at my job.
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  • My job was to scout out properties, and basically to
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  • find cheap properties for this real estate firm.
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  • Where I found the luck, I was like basically a kid,
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  • an 18-year-old, is to go to the roughest neighborhoods in Tulsa.
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  • Now, Tulsa's one of the most dangerous cities in America.
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  • And the most dangerous part of Tulsa is North Tulsa.
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  • And that's where I would go find all my deals.
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  • One time, I paid four grand for a
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  • house, that was--that was terrific.
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  • That was, like, the highlight of my life.
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  • So, I'm driving through this one neighborhood,
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  • and man, there was this whole gang of guys.
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  • I'm driving like 5 miles an hour because I'm looking at houses,
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  • and I'm like not paying attention.
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  • And I'm driving in my 1979 Chevy Caprice Classic.
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  • I paid $600 for it.
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  • The, like, cloth on the roof was draping down like a tent,
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  • so it always felt like I was camping.
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  • And I'm driving along at a slow rate,
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  • and I look over, and there's a bunch of dudes looking at me.
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  • And I'm like pretty sure they're in a gang.
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  • And I'm like--kind of like reach over to lock my door,
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  • but I don't want to like--but they're not all locking,
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  • you know, because it's a piece of junk car, and so anyway.
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  • So, then I look over to the left, and there's a church.
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  • It's all boarded up like it's been shut down.
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  • And in the window, there's a sign that says,
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  • "The sixth commandment, do not murder.
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  • If only we could all obey this simple command."
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  • And I started driving faster.
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  • And so, most people do not struggle with this commandment.
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  • Hopefully you don't.
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  • If you did, I want to hear your testimony,
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  • but most people don't struggle with murder.
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  • And of course, murder happens in America,
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  • and it happens abroad, and there's lots of ways we can talk
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  • socially in policy and things about murder,
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  • but my assumption is most of you
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  • don't struggle with murder, okay?
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  • If you do, don't murder, all right?
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  • Don't do it.
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  • But I want to teach on this in a way that Jesus did.
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  • Because in Jesus' day, you know, many people talked about the
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  • law, but Jesus framed murder in a new way.
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  • Instead of talking about the murderer,
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  • he wanted to talk about the murderous heart,
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  • the heart of contempt and bitterness.
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  • See, in Jesus' day, everybody was really
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  • focused on what you do.
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  • And that's certainly important, but they weren't
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  • focused on the root of the doing.
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  • In his day, it was okay to hate someone,
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  • to curse someone, to cast someone out,
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  • to demean someone, to degrade and disrespect someone as
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  • long as you didn't kill them.
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  • And for Jesus, God in the flesh, that wouldn't do.
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  • You see, Matthew, who's writing about Jesus in the Sermon on the
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  • Mount, Matthew really wants you to see Jesus as the new Moses,
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  • or even better, the lens through which you should view Scripture,
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  • the lens which you should view Torah.
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  • The greatest rabbi who ever lived,
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  • this is the one who knows what Torah means.
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  • Jesus says it like this, "Do not murder.
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  • And anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.
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  • But I tell you anyone who is angry with his
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  • brother will be subject to judgment.
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  • Again, anyone who says to his brother or sister,
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  • 'Raka.'" Everybody say this with me.
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  • So, okay, I'm going to pause here just for a minute.
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  • This is an Aramaic word, and it's in the guttural.
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  • We're going to try this together,
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  • here you go, ready? Like this, raka.
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  • Yeah, it sounds like we're in, like, Slytherin house.
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  • Everybody here is just like raka.
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  • And I'll get there, raka.
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  • "Anyone who says to his brother or sister,
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  • 'Raka,' will be answerable to the Sanhedrin, or to the court.
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  • And anyone who says to his brother or sister,
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  • 'You fool,' will be in danger of the fire of hell.
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  • Therefore, if you're offering your gift at the altar,
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  • and there you remember that your brother has something against
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  • you, leave your gift there at the altar,
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  • and go and be reconciled to him."
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  • He says later, "If your brother or sister has something against
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  • you, and they're suing you and taking you to court,
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  • settle matters quickly with them while
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  • you're on the road with them.
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  • If you do not, he will--he may hand you over to the judge,
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  • and the judge will hand you over to the officer,
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  • and you may be thrown into prison.
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  • I tell you the truth, you will not get out until
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  • you pay every last cent."
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  • So, here Jesus reframes murder this way.
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  • The murderous heart, the heart that says essentially,
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  • "I may not kill you, but if you died, I wouldn't care."
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  • We don't recognize how often we feel that way about people who
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  • bother us, annoy us, violate our boundaries,
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  • infringe on us, mess up our neighborhoods or our politics or
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  • whatever. We have our golden calves.
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  • And when they're touched by people,
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  • it is so easy to allow contempt and anger to pervade our hearts.
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  • And this is the danger.
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  • You see, here at this church, we believe in the Word of God that
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  • says every human being deserves dignity because everyone's loved
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  • by God. We believe that.
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  • We believe ever human being is a child of God,
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  • and deserves to be treated with respect.
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  • You want to know if somebody's a good person or not,
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  • look at how they treat their enemies.
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  • If they fight their enemies, but treat them with dignity,
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  • they're probably a good person.
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  • If not, they're probably not a good person.
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  • This is so important.
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  • The idea that in the heart of the individual,
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  • if there is bitterness or contempt, though they may not
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  • commit violence, their whole life will be poisoned,
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  • and they will poison the lives of those around them.
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  • You are not that way. That is not you.
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  • You might mess up from time to time, but you are a healer.
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  • Deep down inside, you were born, your destiny is to encourage
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  • people, to lift people up, to heal others.
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  • And I'm so proud of you because you know the value of every
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  • individual, and that's just exactly right.
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  • Viktor Frankl, who wrote one of my favorite books out there in
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  • our little bookstore, "Man's Search for Meaning."
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  • Was a psychoanalyst who--and Jewish,
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  • and he suffered through the Nazi concentration camp.
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  • And he lost his whole family in the concentration camp.
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  • They were all murdered, and he alone survived.
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  • And when he got out and he wrote about his experience in the
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  • concentration camp, and interviewed one time,
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  • somebody asks him, "Do you have bitterness
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  • in your heart for the German race?"
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  • And I think being a German, he said, "Absolutely not.
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  • There are two races in this world, the decent
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  • and the indecent. And every nation has both."
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  • And that's exactly right.
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  • See, at the heart of that is the idea that people,
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  • no matter how rotten, no matter how violent,
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  • no matter how dark, every human being should be treated
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  • decently, with dignity, with dignity.
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  • And you know that--and you know that in your work place,
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  • and you know that in your school,
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  • and you know that in your family,
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  • and you know that when you're driving down the 5 at rush hour.
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  • You know, because you're a believer,
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  • that your job is not to injure or bully.
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  • You are not a bully. You do not have a violent heart.
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  • You have the heart of a healer, and I'm proud of you,
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  • and I'm so glad you're a part of this church.
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  • So, the danger is that we get to this place where cold hard
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  • contempt freezes our hearts towards certain individuals.
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  • We'll stonewall them, and even sort of hate them.
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  • And so, here's what we do, here's the question.
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  • When you read this passage from the Sermon on the Mount,
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  • and the natural question is to ask,
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  • "Is anger a sin?" Is it?
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  • The answer is no, anger is not a sin.
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  • If you are a human being, you feel angry.
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  • It happens.
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  • To sin is when you allow anger to turn into bitterness.
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  • When you allow anger to linger and rot,
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  • and you don't deal with it, and it
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  • becomes contempt in your heart.
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  • When you have contempt towards a certain people group,
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  • or an individual, or whatever, when you feel angry at somebody
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  • and you allow it to rot and fester in your heart,
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  • it begins to poison your whole life.
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  • So, the most important thing is that you
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  • never allow anger to linger.
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  • That's why Jesus says--he says it this way.
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  • "Settle matters quickly with your adversary."
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  • Just do it as fast as you can. So, anger is natural.
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  • Anger is what happens when a boundary is crossed.
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  • Yeah, that's right, I made it a slide just so it would be
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  • crystal clear. Anger is normal.
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  • Don't feel guilty about feeling angry.
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  • Anger is completely normal.
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  • But when anger is there, there should be like an alarm that
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  • goes off that says, "The most important thing I can do right
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  • now is deal with this."
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  • And sometimes, that means talking to the person.
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  • And sometimes, that means talking to somebody else,
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  • and walking away from that person.
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  • And you have to use--you're an intelligent person,
  • 00:13:13.020 --> 00:13:14.280
  • you can sort out which is which.
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  • But never allow anger to become contempt in your life.
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  • If you do, it begins to go into--sink into these places
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  • where it saps your life of energy and joy.
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  • So, what do we do?
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  • Well, I kind of feel like most people are tempted
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  • to go one of two directions.
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  • Someone like me, the challenger, you know,
  • 00:13:39.020 --> 00:13:41.190
  • I'm the leader. I can also be a total jerk.
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  • So, my temptation is to go down the road of bitterness and
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  • contempt, to hold it against someone,
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  • to be vengeful, to get retribution, to get back.
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  • And that is the murderous heart that Jesus is warning about.
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  • But then there's this other person,
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  • the peace-maker, the gentle person,
  • 00:14:03.010 --> 00:14:04.240
  • the person who naturally wants everybody to get along.
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  • And they can go down another road that's just as dangerous,
  • 00:14:07.280 --> 00:14:11.250
  • and that's the path of shame, where you don't maintain any
  • 00:14:11.260 --> 00:14:14.270
  • boundaries at all, and you allow people
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  • to just always violate that.
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  • And then you find that you have no energy at all for your life.
  • 00:14:19.070 --> 00:14:21.220
  • And we're going to talk about that quickly.
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  • First, if you're a challenger, a jerk like me sometimes--I'm not
  • 00:14:24.180 --> 00:14:29.180
  • a jerk, I think I'm a nice guy. Am I a nice guy?
  • 00:14:29.190 --> 00:14:31.260
  • I'm pretty cool. Thanks, Hannah.
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  • I'm mostly nice, unless I'm really angry.
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  • No, there is this thing.
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  • So, Jesus says, "Here's how important it is when you feel
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  • angry that you just simply sort it out with
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  • the person you're angry at."
  • 00:14:49.120 --> 00:14:50.290
  • So, in Jesus' day, the most important thing you can do as a
  • 00:14:51.000 --> 00:14:54.200
  • Jewish person is to bring a sacrifice to the temple for the
  • 00:14:54.210 --> 00:14:59.110
  • atonement of not only your sins, but the sins
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  • of your whole family.
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  • So, what happens sometimes, you'd have a family,
  • 00:15:02.290 --> 00:15:05.070
  • maybe 100 miles from Jerusalem or something,
  • 00:15:05.080 --> 00:15:08.050
  • and that's a long, long way back then.
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  • And the family would pool together maybe their life
  • 00:15:10.290 --> 00:15:12.230
  • savings, give it to the eldest son in the community.
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  • And on behalf of the family or the tribe,
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  • this kid or this adult, maybe he's 19,
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  • 20, would take a dangerous route,
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  • maybe along the king's road, all the way to Jerusalem.
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  • Sometimes, it would take months for him to get there.
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  • Then when he would arrive, he would use this
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  • money to purchase an animal.
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  • Depending on how much money he had,
  • 00:15:35.200 --> 00:15:37.110
  • he could get a better or lesser animal,
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  • all the way from pigeons to calves.
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  • And he would buy this thing to atone for his family.
  • 00:15:42.180 --> 00:15:44.180
  • And then he would wait, sometimes days,
  • 00:15:44.190 --> 00:15:47.090
  • to have the opportunity to sacrifice his animal for
  • 00:15:47.100 --> 00:15:51.150
  • the atonement of sins.
  • 00:15:51.160 --> 00:15:54.020
  • And so then imagine being 20, you've purchased this sheep or
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  • something, and you spent a lot of money on it,
  • 00:15:59.040 --> 00:16:01.030
  • you've traveled a long ways, and your family is counting on you,
  • 00:16:01.040 --> 00:16:04.170
  • and everybody's counting on you for the atonement of sins.
  • 00:16:04.180 --> 00:16:06.160
  • And you're just about to walk up there to the altar.
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  • Imagine what that would feel like,
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  • imagine how proud you'd feel, how important it would feel.
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  • And you know what Jesus says?
  • 00:16:15.120 --> 00:16:16.220
  • He says, "If you're there, you're just about to walk
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  • up to the altar, wait.
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  • If you're there and you remember your brother has something
  • 00:16:21.090 --> 00:16:23.190
  • against you, wait, don't even bother bringing it to the altar.
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  • First go and be reconciled to him,
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  • then come and offer your gift." Do you know what he's saying?
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  • The most important thing to God is that you reconcile with the
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  • broken relationships in your life.
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  • That you just go deal with it right now.
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  • Settle matters when, how? Quickly, quickly,
  • 00:16:40.160 --> 00:16:43.080
  • do it right now. Don't let it linger.
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  • Paul says to the Ephesian church,
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  • "Never let the sun set on when you're feeling angry."
  • 00:16:47.020 --> 00:16:50.210
  • Settle it, talk to people.
  • 00:16:50.220 --> 00:16:52.030
  • Don't let the devil get a foothold.
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  • Take care of it now, why?
  • 00:16:54.000 --> 00:16:56.190
  • Because if you don't, it will go into your subconscious,
  • 00:16:56.200 --> 00:16:59.130
  • it will go into a part of your soul where it starts doing all
  • 00:16:59.140 --> 00:17:02.150
  • sorts of weird things to your sleep, to your eating
  • 00:17:02.160 --> 00:17:06.040
  • habits, to your energy, to your mental capacity.
  • 00:17:06.050 --> 00:17:09.150
  • Everything starts to get affected when you take big
  • 00:17:09.160 --> 00:17:12.080
  • emotional things like anger and just shove it down.
  • 00:17:12.090 --> 00:17:15.030
  • And man, can I tell you, that is
  • 00:17:15.040 --> 00:17:17.000
  • what the world has trained us to do.
  • 00:17:17.010 --> 00:17:18.260
  • Just shove it down and keep trying harder.
  • 00:17:18.270 --> 00:17:21.040
  • And you know who else has done it?
  • 00:17:21.050 --> 00:17:22.150
  • It's the church. But not here.
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  • I am telling you anger is so important because when you deal
  • 00:17:24.200 --> 00:17:28.170
  • with your anger, you're respecting yourself,
  • 00:17:28.180 --> 00:17:33.190
  • and you're respecting the other person.
  • 00:17:33.200 --> 00:17:36.240
  • You're choosing to talk to that person respectfully,
  • 00:17:36.250 --> 00:17:38.270
  • and there's a good way to do it.
  • 00:17:38.280 --> 00:17:42.020
  • So, if somebody does something, just let it--but
  • 00:17:42.030 --> 00:17:44.120
  • here's what you don't do.
  • 00:17:44.130 --> 00:17:46.070
  • And this is where we're going to get the second path, shame.
  • 00:17:46.080 --> 00:17:49.040
  • See, in psychology, you know what the definition of shame is?
  • 00:17:49.050 --> 00:17:52.120
  • Shame is anger turned inward, isn't that weird?
  • 00:17:52.130 --> 00:17:55.150
  • That's not my definition.
  • 00:17:55.160 --> 00:17:57.030
  • That's the most accepted version of psychology,
  • 00:17:57.040 --> 00:17:59.050
  • the definition for shame is anger turned inward.
  • 00:17:59.060 --> 00:18:02.130
  • I think there's better definitions,
  • 00:18:02.140 --> 00:18:04.170
  • but from a clinical standpoint, I just find that very
  • 00:18:04.180 --> 00:18:06.180
  • interesting that when you feel angry,
  • 00:18:06.190 --> 00:18:10.100
  • you can't just not feel angry.
  • 00:18:10.110 --> 00:18:12.250
  • You have to do something with what you feel.
  • 00:18:12.260 --> 00:18:15.090
  • And that is you either feel angry at the person,
  • 00:18:15.100 --> 00:18:17.200
  • or you feel angry at yourself.
  • 00:18:17.210 --> 00:18:20.060
  • And when you feel angry at yourself,
  • 00:18:20.070 --> 00:18:21.270
  • that develops shame, and that
  • 00:18:21.280 --> 00:18:23.230
  • robs you of so much of your life.
  • 00:18:23.240 --> 00:18:28.100
  • So, never go down one road, which is contempt,
  • 00:18:28.110 --> 00:18:31.220
  • anger, passive aggressive, all that stuff.
  • 00:18:31.230 --> 00:18:34.240
  • And don't go down that other road of shame,
  • 00:18:34.250 --> 00:18:37.090
  • and just allowing people to violate all your boundaries,
  • 00:18:37.100 --> 00:18:40.120
  • and just blaming yourself for everything.
  • 00:18:40.130 --> 00:18:43.030
  • Find that happy middle road, where you respectfully,
  • 00:18:43.040 --> 00:18:46.210
  • with joy, guard your boundaries and recognize the people in your
  • 00:18:46.220 --> 00:18:52.080
  • life that you can really talk to when you feel angry.
  • 00:18:52.090 --> 00:18:55.180
  • Those are good people.
  • 00:18:55.190 --> 00:18:57.000
  • Look, everybody's going to make you angry.
  • 00:18:57.010 --> 00:18:58.100
  • The more you love someone, the more likely
  • 00:18:58.110 --> 00:18:59.210
  • they're going to make you angry.
  • 00:18:59.220 --> 00:19:01.130
  • And it's important that when they do,
  • 00:19:01.140 --> 00:19:02.250
  • you talk to them about it, and that you trust them.
  • 00:19:02.260 --> 00:19:05.240
  • I saw everybody look at their spouse,
  • 00:19:05.250 --> 00:19:07.040
  • that was so great because that's exactly right.
  • 00:19:07.050 --> 00:19:10.160
  • If you're married, and many of you are,
  • 00:19:10.170 --> 00:19:13.210
  • probably the person you're most angry with is your spouse,
  • 00:19:13.220 --> 00:19:15.180
  • your boyfriend, or your girlfriend, and
  • 00:19:15.190 --> 00:19:16.290
  • that's completely normal.
  • 00:19:17.000 --> 00:19:18.220
  • What's important is what do you do with the anger in the most
  • 00:19:18.230 --> 00:19:20.240
  • important relationships in your life.
  • 00:19:20.250 --> 00:19:22.290
  • Don't bury it down.
  • 00:19:23.000 --> 00:19:24.110
  • Talk about it, and do it with dignity and respect.
  • 00:19:24.120 --> 00:19:28.060
  • Be gentle, use "I" language, et cetera.
  • 00:19:28.070 --> 00:19:31.020
  • So, be kind to yourself.
  • 00:19:31.030 --> 00:19:34.270
  • And I just want to--I just want to say it again.
  • 00:19:34.280 --> 00:19:38.040
  • Don't blame yourself, and don't
  • 00:19:38.050 --> 00:19:39.210
  • let people violate your boundaries.
  • 00:19:39.220 --> 00:19:41.030
  • Everybody seen--anybody ever see "Anger Management"?
  • 00:19:41.040 --> 00:19:44.240
  • It's this great movie where Adam Sandler is,
  • 00:19:44.250 --> 00:19:48.030
  • like, the most--he lets everybody do whatever they want
  • 00:19:48.040 --> 00:19:50.220
  • to him, and he never speaks up about anything.
  • 00:19:50.230 --> 00:19:54.080
  • And Jack Nicholson's job is to, like,
  • 00:19:54.090 --> 00:19:56.120
  • get him angry, and then he finally blows up.
  • 00:19:56.130 --> 00:19:58.090
  • It's terrific, I recommend it highly.
  • 00:19:58.100 --> 00:20:01.160
  • I think--so, I think that the human soul--in fact,
  • 00:20:01.170 --> 00:20:06.130
  • I know, and this is proved clinically that the human
  • 00:20:06.140 --> 00:20:09.130
  • soul--I'm not a psychologist, but I've got to just say that.
  • 00:20:09.140 --> 00:20:13.160
  • I'm a pastor, but I like this stuff.
  • 00:20:13.170 --> 00:20:15.010
  • And the human soul is a bit like a cellphone battery.
  • 00:20:15.020 --> 00:20:22.030
  • Do you ever feel this way?
  • 00:20:22.040 --> 00:20:26.080
  • Sometimes we feel--maybe you feel like,
  • 00:20:26.090 --> 00:20:29.090
  • "I used to have lots and lots of energy.
  • 00:20:29.100 --> 00:20:32.120
  • I used to just be so positive, and doing stuff,
  • 00:20:32.130 --> 00:20:34.210
  • and I get up in the morning thrilled,
  • 00:20:34.220 --> 00:20:36.060
  • and I don't know what happened." It's not because you're older.
  • 00:20:36.070 --> 00:20:41.030
  • Trust me, I mean, I know age can do--but there--this is the
  • 00:20:41.040 --> 00:20:44.240
  • result of all the stuff that's going on under the surface in
  • 00:20:44.250 --> 00:20:48.170
  • your mind and in your soul.
  • 00:20:48.180 --> 00:20:51.290
  • I just upgraded, and I am bragging,
  • 00:20:52.000 --> 00:20:54.030
  • from the iPhone 6 to the iPhone 7, and I'm thrilled.
  • 00:20:54.040 --> 00:20:56.290
  • And I was taking pictures here of like--and Stephanie
  • 00:20:57.000 --> 00:20:59.250
  • and everybody because I'm, like, thrilled about my new 4k camera.
  • 00:20:59.260 --> 00:21:05.030
  • Anyway, but the coolest thing about it was my last phone was
  • 00:21:05.040 --> 00:21:09.230
  • just completely dying.
  • 00:21:09.240 --> 00:21:11.040
  • Like, I was always having to charge it.
  • 00:21:11.050 --> 00:21:12.210
  • And one of the things about computers or phones is that you
  • 00:21:12.220 --> 00:21:16.160
  • get all these programs running on your phone or on your
  • 00:21:16.170 --> 00:21:19.040
  • computer, and you don't see them.
  • 00:21:19.050 --> 00:21:20.290
  • You thought you closed them, you didn't.
  • 00:21:21.000 --> 00:21:22.240
  • They're running, you got 15 programs going.
  • 00:21:22.250 --> 00:21:24.230
  • You're like, "Why is my phone or why
  • 00:21:24.240 --> 00:21:26.220
  • is my computer dying so fast?"
  • 00:21:26.230 --> 00:21:28.230
  • It's because you have all these programs that are going on that
  • 00:21:28.240 --> 00:21:32.030
  • are just draining all the energy from your computer.
  • 00:21:32.040 --> 00:21:36.140
  • And the soul is just exactly like that.
  • 00:21:36.150 --> 00:21:38.280
  • So, every Friday I go to pray, to spend time with God,
  • 00:21:38.290 --> 00:21:42.260
  • and I think this is the most important thing
  • 00:21:42.270 --> 00:21:44.120
  • I can do for my ministry.
  • 00:21:44.130 --> 00:21:45.230
  • And the place I always go is Rancho Capistrano,
  • 00:21:45.240 --> 00:21:48.180
  • and there's nobody ever there.
  • 00:21:48.190 --> 00:21:50.070
  • And years ago, the Lord spoke to me about this,
  • 00:21:50.080 --> 00:21:53.180
  • and there's this fountain.
  • 00:21:53.190 --> 00:21:55.100
  • So, I took this on my iPhone 7, by the way.
  • 00:21:55.110 --> 00:21:57.210
  • It's beautiful, isn't it?
  • 00:22:00.130 --> 00:22:03.170
  • So, I was praying, "Lord, I feel like a thirsty man holding a
  • 00:22:03.180 --> 00:22:09.040
  • hose squirting people."
  • 00:22:09.050 --> 00:22:11.120
  • Like, I'm trying to give people something that I don't have,
  • 00:22:11.130 --> 00:22:14.180
  • and all I'm doing is bugging them.
  • 00:22:14.190 --> 00:22:16.210
  • Like, I'm squirting in the face, and on their jackets,
  • 00:22:16.220 --> 00:22:19.090
  • and on their shirt, and they're getting angry,
  • 00:22:19.100 --> 00:22:20.230
  • and I'm like, "I'm just trying to help you,
  • 00:22:20.240 --> 00:22:22.120
  • I'm thirsty."
  • 00:22:22.130 --> 00:22:26.080
  • And I was really doing this one time.
  • 00:22:26.090 --> 00:22:27.190
  • And later that day, I was sitting and just praying,
  • 00:22:27.200 --> 00:22:31.050
  • and I looked up at this fountain,
  • 00:22:31.060 --> 00:22:32.150
  • and the Lord showed me this is the life,
  • 00:22:32.160 --> 00:22:35.090
  • this is the vision.
  • 00:22:35.100 --> 00:22:38.030
  • That not only the pastor, but the human life,
  • 00:22:38.040 --> 00:22:40.140
  • the Christian, the believer, the dream is to be like that little
  • 00:22:40.150 --> 00:22:44.120
  • thing at the top.
  • 00:22:44.130 --> 00:22:46.150
  • That from the inside out, incredible overflow of God's joy
  • 00:22:46.160 --> 00:22:51.130
  • and love.
  • 00:22:51.140 --> 00:22:53.030
  • That you so tapped into the source of life that you can't
  • 00:22:53.040 --> 00:22:58.220
  • help but just spill over naturally into the lives of
  • 00:22:58.230 --> 00:23:01.120
  • people.
  • 00:23:01.130 --> 00:23:03.060
  • And what I want to say is this, that one of the best ways--two
  • 00:23:03.070 --> 00:23:07.170
  • things that you can do to really be a healing person.
  • 00:23:07.180 --> 00:23:09.160
  • One is encouragement, and one is empathy.
  • 00:23:09.170 --> 00:23:12.240
  • And both are all about timing, timing,
  • 00:23:12.250 --> 00:23:17.080
  • when you do it.
  • 00:23:17.090 --> 00:23:19.230
  • Encouragement should always be done spontaneously and not
  • 00:23:19.240 --> 00:23:24.020
  • reactively.
  • 00:23:24.030 --> 00:23:26.030
  • So, encouragement means to give heart to someone.
  • 00:23:26.040 --> 00:23:28.130
  • Coeur is the French word for heart.
  • 00:23:28.140 --> 00:23:29.230
  • To encourage someone is to give them heart.
  • 00:23:29.240 --> 00:23:31.070
  • And spontaneously means like you're hanging out with someone,
  • 00:23:31.080 --> 00:23:33.190
  • you're having a good day, and you say something good
  • 00:23:33.200 --> 00:23:35.000
  • about them, that's great.
  • 00:23:35.010 --> 00:23:36.240
  • The best thing to do when somebody is really suffering is
  • 00:23:36.250 --> 00:23:39.210
  • to empathize, be vulnerable, and watch as the Holy Spirit uses
  • 00:23:39.220 --> 00:23:43.270
  • those things to transform you into an energy filled,
  • 00:23:43.280 --> 00:23:48.180
  • vibrant disciple of Jesus. It's going to happen.
  • 00:23:48.190 --> 00:23:52.210
  • And so, I'm going to just pray that over you.
  • 00:23:52.220 --> 00:23:54.050
  • And if you receive it, just hold your hands out like this.
  • 00:23:54.060 --> 00:23:55.150
  • You want energy, you want freedom, it's there.
  • 00:23:55.160 --> 00:23:58.110
  • It's available to you.
  • 00:23:58.120 --> 00:23:59.220
  • And so, in Jesus' name, every chain is broken.
  • 00:23:59.230 --> 00:24:02.100
  • Your battery is filled. You are now tapped in to the
  • 00:24:02.110 --> 00:24:06.060
  • source of all life, Jesus Christ.
  • 00:24:06.070 --> 00:24:09.260
  • Today, you Sabbath and just be joyful today.
  • 00:24:09.270 --> 00:24:13.010
  • Just be--just allow God's life, in the midst of all your
  • 00:24:13.020 --> 00:24:17.020
  • challenges, even your suffering, allow his life and his joy to
  • 00:24:17.030 --> 00:24:20.000
  • just bubble up inside of you.
  • 00:24:20.010 --> 00:24:22.150
  • God is building into you your destiny, and it's coming.
  • 00:24:22.160 --> 00:24:26.160
  • I believe in you, God believes in you,
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  • and good things are happening in Jesus' name, amen.
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  • male announcer: When you give to our ministry,
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  • we want to say a small thank you.
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  • So, when you give a gift of $20 or more,
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  • we will send you this classic angel ornament.
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  • Bobby: Every single week, we get literally thousands of
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  • letters from people all around the world who tell us that their
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  • lives were radically transformed.
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  • Every single letter we get, we open and we read it.
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  • Every prayer request we get, we pray for those people.
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  • And every time we do it, our team is so encouraged.
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  • And we're encouraged because lives are being changed.
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  • We want you to know that that's not
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  • our doing, that's your doing.
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  • When you give to this ministry, you are making such a big impact
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  • on people's lives. This is crazy.
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  • Like, every week, we have to raise lots and lots
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  • of money to pay for airtime.
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  • If one month goes by that we don't
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  • get money, we go off the air.
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  • And we are so, so thankful for your generosity.
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  • Here's one story that was
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  • touched because of your generosity.
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  • female: Dear Bobby, I am an inmate at a correctional
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  • facility here in Tennessee.
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  • I have been incarcerated since February 1998,
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  • but only recently discovered "Hour of Power."
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  • I am a stronger, more seeking Christian because of the message
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  • Jesus gives through you.
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  • And even I, a sinner who is locked away for a crime,
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  • still feel the love and forgiveness of Christ.
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  • You have helped me realize that, though many may look down upon
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  • me, God controls everything.
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  • I am forgiven, loved, and want to be a part of life again.
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  • I will be going home within the next few years.
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  • It's scary to consider what that will be like,
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  • but you have given me hope and faith.
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  • I thank you, and I send you this high five in praise and
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  • gratitude for what Christ does through you.
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  • Bobby: Kassy, we want you to know you really are a part of
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  • this church family. High five right back at you.
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  • Seriously, you are not what you do,
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  • you're not what you have, you're not what people say about you.
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  • We believe that for you.
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  • We love you, and we're rooting for you.
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  • For everybody else that's watching on TV,
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  • we just want you to know that this is one of thousands of
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  • stories of people who are touched because of your giving.
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  • So, thank you, and please continue to support this
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  • ministry as we reach people all around the world.
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  • announcer: This week, when you give to our ministry,
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  • we want to say a small thank you.
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  • So, when you give a gift of $20 or more,
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  • we will send you this classic angel ornament.
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  • Let it be a reminder of Luke 2:11,
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  • "And the angels said unto them, 'Today in the town of David,
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  • a Savior is born, Christ our Lord.'"
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  • Your donations are what get this message out to people
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  • like Kassy, and with your help, millions more.
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  • Call, write, or go online now.
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  • [music]
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