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January 7, 2017
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He Makes All Things New

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  • - Brian Houston: Well, thanks
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  • so much for joining me today
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  • as I speak about all things.
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  • The Bible's got a lot to say
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  • about all things and in our life
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  • there's always things going
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  • on and I hope this message
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  • will help you to face
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  • all things believing
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  • - Brian: "He Makes
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  • All Things New,"
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  • what a beautiful thing that is.
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  • The Bible does say a lot
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  • about all things.
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  • Romans 8:28 surely gotta be one
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  • of the most encouraging powerful
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  • verses in all of Scripture.
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  • It says that
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  • "we know that all things--"
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  • Everybody say, "All things."
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  • "All things work together
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  • for good to those who love God,
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  • to those who are the called
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  • according to his purpose."
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  • All things working together
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  • for good.
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  • That's a pretty big statement
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  • because all things
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  • doesn't mean all good things.
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  • It means all things.
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  • Look it up in the Greek
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  • and it means all things.
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  • Look it up in the Hebrew
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  • in the Old Testament
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  • it means all things.
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  • No matter which way you look
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  • at it, the Bible is saying that
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  • every single thing that could
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  • go on in our lives and in our
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  • world, God can work together
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  • for good as we love him and live
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  • called according to his purpose.
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  • What things are going on
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  • in your world right now?
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  • I tend to go into every year
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  • upbeat about the year ahead, but
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  • there is no way for any person
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  • who's listening to me now
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  • that every single moment of
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  • every single day for 365 days,
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  • 52 weeks in the year that
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  • every single thing is gonna
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  • be what you consider good.
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  • I love Psalms 65, verse 11
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  • 'cause it talks about
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  • the way the year is crowned.
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  • It says you crown the year
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  • with your goodness.
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  • In other words after everything,
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  • after all things that
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  • fit in our year, it is crowned
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  • with the goodness of God and
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  • his paths drip with abundance.
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  • What a powerful story that is.
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  • David, he was positive,
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  • he was upbeat.
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  • In fact in Psalm 16, verse 7,
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  • talking about David it says
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  • David had to go through
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  • night seasons.
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  • It talks about how his heart
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  • instructed him
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  • in the night seasons.
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  • And the one thing about David,
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  • he's the one person
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  • in the Old Testament whose
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  • heart actually defined him.
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  • He was described as having
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  • a heart for God and that heart,
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  • it gave him great instruction
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  • in the night season.
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  • The verse right before it
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  • he says this after talking
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  • or before talking about night
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  • seasons he says, "The lines have
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  • fallen to me in pleasant places;
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  • Yes, I have a good inheritance."
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  • In other words, David is saying,
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  • everything has come together.
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  • Everything
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  • has fallen into place.
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  • "The lines have fallen for me
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  • in pleasant places."
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  • I love that.
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  • But all things, all things
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  • means inconvenient things.
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  • All things means
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  • difficult things.
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  • All things means upsetting
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  • things, hurtful things.
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  • It means confusing things.
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  • It means things that came from
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  • left to center, things that you
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  • with were never, ever expecting
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  • and it makes your nights full of
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  • anxiety or anguish about exactly
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  • where this is gonna go, how
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  • this is gonna end up, what this
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  • could ultimately possibly mean.
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  • I love in The Message Bible
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  • it simply puts it like this,
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  • it says, "That's why we can
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  • be so sure that every detail
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  • in our lives of love for God
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  • is worked into something good."
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  • Every single detail in our
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  • lives of love for God
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  • is worked into something good.
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  • So you got it, not everything's
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  • good and not only good things
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  • happen to us, but we serve
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  • a God for whom all things work
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  • together for good to those who
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  • love God, to those who were
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  • the called according to
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  • his purpose.
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  • All things means
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  • connections and disconnections.
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  • It means things coming together
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  • and things falling apart.
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  • All things working together
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  • means opportunities gained
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  • and opportunities lost.
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  • All things means good seasons
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  • and tough seasons.
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  • All things means problems
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  • and challenges.
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  • All things means heartaches
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  • and heartbreaks.
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  • All things means mistakes made.
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  • All things means
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  • lessons learned.
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  • All things means sickness.
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  • All things means health.
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  • All things means suffering.
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  • All things means healing.
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  • All things means blessing.
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  • All things means possibility.
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  • All things means victory.
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  • All things means defeats.
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  • All things means barrenness.
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  • All things means fruitfulness.
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  • All things means calling.
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  • All things means purpose.
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  • All things means gifts.
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  • All things means talents.
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  • All things means life.
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  • All things means death.
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  • All things means marriage.
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  • All things means family.
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  • All things work together
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  • for good.
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  • Marriage, for better, for worse,
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  • for richer, for poorer,
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  • even till death us do part.
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  • I'm not believing that for
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  • anybody this year but I do
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  • believe that when you say, "For
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  • better or for worse," you might
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  • as well be saying all things
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  • work together for good to those
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  • who love God, to those who are
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  • the called according to
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  • his purpose, every single thing.
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  • I believe your life will be
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  • crowned with the goodness of
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  • God that all things will work
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  • together for good as we love
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  • God and we're the called
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  • according to his purpose.
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  • But what about that thing where
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  • you just can't get the victory?
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  • What about that thing that
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  • condemns you, that thing you
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  • just don't seem to be able to
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  • beat, that weakness, that
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  • besetting sin, that thing that
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  • just--what about that thing?
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  • I reckon God could do something
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  • with that this year?
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  • What about that thing you just
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  • find it hard to believe God
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  • could redeem?
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  • You just find it hard to believe
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  • God could forgive.
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  • What about the thing
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  • that just makes no sense?
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  • All things, so powerful
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  • when you think about the promise
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  • that goes with all things.
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  • At the end of the day, it's all
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  • gonna work out for good as we
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  • love God and as we live called
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  • according to his great purposes.
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  • Do you feel in your life like
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  • all things work together for you
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  • or all things conspire
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  • together against you?
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  • The great key
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  • is what comes next.
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  • Loving God, living called
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  • according to purpose.
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  • But I know there's a lot of
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  • people and it just feels like
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  • we're set up to lose.
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  • But listen, I feel like you
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  • can't live your life in a way
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  • where it just feels like
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  • everything's working
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  • against you.
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  • And it's so important the way
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  • we live our lives because
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  • this promise, all things
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  • work together for good,
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  • does come with a writer.
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  • There are words that follow it.
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  • And, of course, if we have, for
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  • example, things in our life that
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  • we're not even trying to beat
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  • if the sin that you are readily
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  • participating in and I mean you,
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  • at this moment, you're not even
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  • restraining, I can tell you
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  • things will conspire
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  • against you.
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  • They will conspire
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  • against you for evil.
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  • They will not work together
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  • for good.
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  • It's called the principle
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  • of reaping what you sow.
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  • If you live your life just
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  • spewing out negativity and
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  • defeat, your own words will
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  • swamp you and when all things
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  • won't work out together
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  • for good, in fact,
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  • you'll feel like all things are
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  • conspiring against you for bad.
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  • If you live your life
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  • just settling into complacency
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  • and live your life with no real
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  • motivation to step up into your
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  • calling or into your purpose,
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  • then it's not gonna feel
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  • necessarily like all things
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  • are working together for good.
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  • And to be honest, it never feels
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  • too much like every single thing
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  • is gonna work together for good
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  • but let's live our lives
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  • in a way where we can prove God
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  • at his Word and see how God can
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  • take every single thing going on
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  • in your world, turn it into his
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  • purpose, turn it into something
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  • good where it turns into
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  • a testimony of the goodness
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  • and the greatness of God,
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  • where it helps you to see
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  • that God was there all the time
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  • though I knew it not.
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  • Will you be able to say,
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  • "The lines have fallen for me in
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  • pleasant places in Jesus' name.
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  • Yes, I have a good inheritance."
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  • All things, all things.
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  • Think about that.
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  • Psalm 84, verse 11 it says,
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  • For the Lord God is a sun and
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  • shield; The Lord will give grace
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  • and glory; No good thing will He
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  • withhold from those who," what?
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  • "Who walk uprightly."
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  • Show thee, o man what, is good.
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  • What does
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  • the Lord require of you?
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  • That you do justice, that you
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  • love mercy, that you walk humbly
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  • before your God.
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  • How are you gonna
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  • live your life?
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  • What are you gonna change?
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  • Do you believe in
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  • New Year's resolutions?
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  • Any resolve is good resolve
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  • whether it's on
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  • January the 1st
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  • or June the 1st.
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  • If I don't have any resolve
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  • in my life, there's absolutely
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  • no chance that
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  • anything's gonna change.
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  • So I do believe in living
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  • your life with resolve and when
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  • we live our lives according to
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  • the Word of God, ultimately it's
  • 00:09:43.280 --> 00:09:45.190
  • not our efforts, it's not our
  • 00:09:45.190 --> 00:09:47.290
  • striving, it's not what we can
  • 00:09:47.290 --> 00:09:49.070
  • do in our own strength or change
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  • that's actually gone change
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  • anything but it's believing
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  • that God can cause things
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  • to work together for good as
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  • we simply live our lives loving
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  • him, live our lives called
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  • according to his purpose.
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  • And this is what I want you
  • 00:10:01.250 --> 00:10:02.180
  • to catch, the Bible says that
  • 00:10:02.180 --> 00:10:05.110
  • things start working together
  • 00:10:05.110 --> 00:10:07.010
  • for good when you love God
  • 00:10:07.010 --> 00:10:08.260
  • and--can you see the word
  • 00:10:08.260 --> 00:10:11.020
  • "and" in Romans 8:28?
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  • It's an important "and."
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  • It says, "We know that all
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  • things work together for good
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  • to those who love God
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  • and those called
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  • according to his purpose."
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  • And I'll tell you why,
  • 00:10:23.290 --> 00:10:24.210
  • 'cause some people love God.
  • 00:10:24.210 --> 00:10:26.020
  • Their devotional life
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  • is strong.
  • 00:10:27.130 --> 00:10:28.230
  • Couple of different versions
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  • of the Bible beside the bed,
  • 00:10:29.120 --> 00:10:31.150
  • beautiful bookmarks with
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  • reminder Scriptures
  • 00:10:32.200 --> 00:10:33.240
  • on the bookmarks.
  • 00:10:33.240 --> 00:10:34.270
  • Your devotional life is awesome,
  • 00:10:35.010 --> 00:10:38.010
  • but all things work together
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  • for good, comma, to the called.
  • 00:10:41.190 --> 00:10:44.190
  • What about your vocational life?
  • 00:10:44.190 --> 00:10:46.260
  • You see some people,
  • 00:10:46.260 --> 00:10:48.000
  • their devotional life is good.
  • 00:10:48.000 --> 00:10:50.040
  • They lived saved
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  • but they don't live called.
  • 00:10:51.080 --> 00:10:52.240
  • It's amazing how many times
  • 00:10:52.240 --> 00:10:54.000
  • the words "calling"
  • 00:10:54.000 --> 00:10:55.030
  • and "purpose"
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  • appear in the same verse.
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  • It's amazing how often
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  • the challenges there
  • 00:10:59.220 --> 00:11:00.200
  • in the New Testament,
  • 00:11:00.200 --> 00:11:01.250
  • like the verse I use so often,
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  • 2 Timothy 1, verse 9
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  • that says, "he saved us and
  • 00:11:04.250 --> 00:11:06.190
  • called us according to a holy
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  • purpose," not according to
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  • my good works, but according to
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  • his purpose, called according to
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  • his purpose and his grace.
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  • And if you want to see all
  • 00:11:15.160 --> 00:11:16.130
  • things work together for good,
  • 00:11:16.130 --> 00:11:18.010
  • one of the most powerful things
  • 00:11:18.010 --> 00:11:18.280
  • you can do
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  • is set out with a commitment
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  • to purpose and loving God
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  • with a commitment to calling
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  • in a way that ultimately that
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  • purpose and that calling will
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  • mean that everything that
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  • tries to come against you,
  • 00:11:31.140 --> 00:11:32.290
  • God can turn around and use
  • 00:11:32.290 --> 00:11:34.210
  • for good to enable you
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  • to fulfill that calling
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  • and to fulfill that purpose.
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  • Let's not just live with
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  • a strong devotional life.
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  • Let's make sure that we are
  • 00:11:40.290 --> 00:11:43.140
  • living, honoring God
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  • in our vocational life.
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  • In other words, what you do,
  • 00:11:46.100 --> 00:11:47.250
  • what you do with your gifts and
  • 00:11:47.250 --> 00:11:49.010
  • talents, what you do with your
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  • life, what you do when it comes
  • 00:11:50.180 --> 00:11:52.060
  • to those things
  • 00:11:52.060 --> 00:11:53.130
  • that God has put in your hand.
  • 00:11:53.130 --> 00:11:55.010
  • Let's make sure that we live our
  • 00:11:55.010 --> 00:11:56.260
  • lives that way because honestly,
  • 00:11:56.260 --> 00:11:59.040
  • there's a lot of people who love
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  • God but things aren't working
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  • good for them.
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  • Something about calling
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  • and purpose that gives you
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  • the energy, the resource,
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  • the drive in every situation
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  • to find a way to find good
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  • as you continue to move
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  • and march on to all that God
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  • has got for you and that's
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  • what I would encourage you
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  • to do this year.
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  • Live loving God.
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  • Live called.
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  • Attach both those things
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  • to God's purpose.
  • 00:12:28.080 --> 00:12:29.280
  • You see ultimately
  • 00:12:29.280 --> 00:12:30.280
  • it's about God's purpose.
  • 00:12:30.280 --> 00:12:32.290
  • And if we believe whether
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  • the devil does stuff, whether
  • 00:12:34.140 --> 00:12:35.270
  • God is bringing good things into
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  • our lives, whether attack or
  • 00:12:37.250 --> 00:12:39.210
  • opposition is coming against us,
  • 00:12:39.210 --> 00:12:41.100
  • but if we believe that God has
  • 00:12:41.100 --> 00:12:42.210
  • a purpose for us, a preordained
  • 00:12:42.210 --> 00:12:44.180
  • purpose, and we're gonna live in
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  • our vocational life what we do
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  • with our calling and we're gonna
  • 00:12:48.010 --> 00:12:49.200
  • live with our loving God
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  • all about that purpose, our
  • 00:12:50.240 --> 00:12:52.170
  • devotional life, our vocational
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  • life, then I believe you will
  • 00:12:54.100 --> 00:12:56.020
  • find that somehow it all works
  • 00:12:56.020 --> 00:12:59.010
  • out for good, that somehow
  • 00:12:59.010 --> 00:13:00.290
  • God still gets the glory,
  • 00:13:00.290 --> 00:13:02.080
  • that somehow you can say that
  • 00:13:02.080 --> 00:13:04.040
  • God was there all the time
  • 00:13:04.040 --> 00:13:06.080
  • though I knew it not.
  • 00:13:06.080 --> 00:13:07.150
  • And I'm not the doomsday
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  • guy who's gonna prophesy
  • 00:13:08.210 --> 00:13:10.020
  • bad things to anyone,
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  • but it's a simple fact.
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  • There's 365 days this year and
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  • not every single moment of every
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  • single day is gonna be okay.
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  • It's just true.
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  • It doesn't mean that we don't
  • 00:13:21.220 --> 00:13:23.290
  • believe for God's best.
  • 00:13:23.290 --> 00:13:25.140
  • I do believe for God's best.
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  • I do believe that God will
  • 00:13:27.090 --> 00:13:28.240
  • literally work all things
  • 00:13:28.240 --> 00:13:29.200
  • together for good
  • 00:13:29.200 --> 00:13:30.090
  • in your world, in your life
  • 00:13:30.090 --> 00:13:32.190
  • for his amazing purpose.
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  • We gotta have the right attitude
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  • towards all things.
  • 00:13:37.190 --> 00:13:39.240
  • Are you prepared to put
  • 00:13:39.240 --> 00:13:40.240
  • God first in all things?
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  • When it comes to what's in front
  • 00:13:44.020 --> 00:13:45.170
  • of you, the things that confront
  • 00:13:45.170 --> 00:13:47.060
  • you, can you really say,
  • 00:13:47.060 --> 00:13:50.060
  • "I can do all things through
  • 00:13:50.060 --> 00:13:51.180
  • Christ who strengthens me"?
  • 00:13:51.180 --> 00:13:54.000
  • That's the Book of Philippians
  • 00:13:54.000 --> 00:13:55.090
  • chapter 4, verse 13.
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  • I can do this.
  • 00:13:57.050 --> 00:13:58.090
  • I can do this.
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  • I can do this thing.
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  • I can do this thing.
  • 00:14:00.250 --> 00:14:02.200
  • What's the thing facing you?
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  • I got a few things facing me.
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  • I can do this thing.
  • 00:14:04.250 --> 00:14:06.260
  • I can do all things.
  • 00:14:06.260 --> 00:14:08.030
  • I can do all things through
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  • Christ who strengthens me.
  • 00:14:09.180 --> 00:14:12.050
  • You know the Bible has got a lot
  • 00:14:12.050 --> 00:14:13.200
  • to say about all things but with
  • 00:14:13.200 --> 00:14:15.040
  • the right approach to our all
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  • things, all the circumstance,
  • 00:14:16.130 --> 00:14:18.110
  • all the various things that are
  • 00:14:18.110 --> 00:14:20.090
  • part of our world, I believe you
  • 00:14:20.090 --> 00:14:21.270
  • can see great things, God doing
  • 00:14:21.270 --> 00:14:24.040
  • good, working things for good,
  • 00:14:24.040 --> 00:14:26.020
  • fulfilling his promise,
  • 00:14:26.020 --> 00:14:27.060
  • fulfilling his purpose
  • 00:14:27.060 --> 00:14:28.060
  • in your life.
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  • And this is what you gotta do,
  • 00:14:29.170 --> 00:14:31.150
  • you gotta put him first
  • 00:14:31.150 --> 00:14:32.110
  • in all things.
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  • Put God first in all things.
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  • Listen to Colossians 1,
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  • verse 17.
  • 00:14:36.170 --> 00:14:37.140
  • It says, "all things"
  • 00:14:37.140 --> 00:14:38.170
  • three times.
  • 00:14:38.170 --> 00:14:40.020
  • "He is before all things,
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  • and in Him all things consist.
  • 00:14:42.210 --> 00:14:45.070
  • And He is the head of the body,
  • 00:14:45.070 --> 00:14:47.040
  • the church who is the beginning,
  • 00:14:47.040 --> 00:14:48.170
  • the firstborn from the dead,
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  • that in all things
  • 00:14:49.230 --> 00:14:51.230
  • He may have the preeminence."
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  • He is before all things
  • 00:14:54.120 --> 00:14:55.250
  • and in him all things exist.
  • 00:14:55.250 --> 00:14:58.230
  • And the Scripture says
  • 00:14:58.230 --> 00:14:59.210
  • in all things he is
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  • to have the preeminence.
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  • Preeminence, in other words,
  • 00:15:03.110 --> 00:15:05.090
  • he is number one.
  • 00:15:05.090 --> 00:15:07.130
  • He is number one.
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  • He is preeminent.
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  • He is above everything.
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  • He is before all things.
  • 00:15:12.210 --> 00:15:14.220
  • It's good to know that 'cause
  • 00:15:14.220 --> 00:15:15.260
  • whatever things are going on in
  • 00:15:15.260 --> 00:15:17.080
  • your world, God is before that.
  • 00:15:17.080 --> 00:15:19.140
  • He was there before
  • 00:15:19.140 --> 00:15:20.170
  • the world began.
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  • He is before all things and
  • 00:15:22.030 --> 00:15:23.160
  • in him, all things consist.
  • 00:15:23.210 --> 00:15:26.210
  • And the Bible says that he is
  • 00:15:26.210 --> 00:15:28.180
  • to be preeminent in all things.
  • 00:15:28.200 --> 00:15:31.200
  • So put simply, if you want to do
  • 00:15:31.200 --> 00:15:33.240
  • all things through Christ
  • 00:15:33.240 --> 00:15:35.090
  • who strengthens you,
  • 00:15:35.090 --> 00:15:36.170
  • can I encourages you to
  • 00:15:36.170 --> 00:15:37.150
  • put God first in all things?
  • 00:15:37.150 --> 00:15:39.090
  • All things.
  • 00:15:39.090 --> 00:15:40.080
  • What about that tithing thing?
  • 00:15:40.080 --> 00:15:41.290
  • All things but tithing.
  • 00:15:41.290 --> 00:15:44.180
  • What about that honoring God,
  • 00:15:45.100 --> 00:15:48.100
  • putting him first, that thing?
  • 00:15:48.100 --> 00:15:50.240
  • Is God preeminent in that?
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  • So often we can have it up here.
  • 00:15:53.230 --> 00:15:55.030
  • We know, we know, just so hard
  • 00:15:55.030 --> 00:15:57.080
  • to get it in here believing
  • 00:15:57.080 --> 00:15:59.070
  • that all things actually
  • 00:15:59.070 --> 00:16:00.120
  • work together for good.
  • 00:16:00.120 --> 00:16:01.280
  • And if in your finances things
  • 00:16:01.280 --> 00:16:03.070
  • seem to be constantly conspiring
  • 00:16:03.070 --> 00:16:05.020
  • against you, maybe the very
  • 00:16:05.020 --> 00:16:06.250
  • first question to ask, and
  • 00:16:06.250 --> 00:16:09.000
  • I say this in a good spirit,
  • 00:16:09.000 --> 00:16:10.170
  • the very first question to ask,
  • 00:16:10.170 --> 00:16:12.100
  • is God before all things,
  • 00:16:12.100 --> 00:16:14.080
  • is he preeminent in everything?
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  • Because I'm believing in your
  • 00:16:16.250 --> 00:16:19.020
  • life for things not to conspire
  • 00:16:19.020 --> 00:16:20.230
  • against you, but to work
  • 00:16:20.230 --> 00:16:22.180
  • together for you for good
  • 00:16:22.180 --> 00:16:25.050
  • in Jesus' name.
  • 00:16:25.050 --> 00:16:26.170
  • So let's be sure when it comes
  • 00:16:26.170 --> 00:16:28.010
  • to our gift and our talent,
  • 00:16:28.010 --> 00:16:29.190
  • our time, and our energy,
  • 00:16:29.190 --> 00:16:31.220
  • our finances and our resources,
  • 00:16:31.220 --> 00:16:33.230
  • our life and our health,
  • 00:16:33.230 --> 00:16:35.200
  • our focus and our priority,
  • 00:16:35.200 --> 00:16:37.160
  • whatever else things there may
  • 00:16:37.160 --> 00:16:39.060
  • be that we're gonna believe
  • 00:16:39.060 --> 00:16:41.020
  • that God comes first.
  • 00:16:41.020 --> 00:16:42.290
  • He is before all things.
  • 00:16:42.290 --> 00:16:44.140
  • Ultimately in him all things
  • 00:16:44.140 --> 00:16:46.240
  • consist and he is preeminent.
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  • He is first.
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  • He's number one.
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  • He's above all things
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  • in our life in Jesus' name.
  • 00:16:54.230 --> 00:16:57.030
  • And then watch what God can
  • 00:16:57.030 --> 00:16:59.090
  • do with your all things
  • 00:16:59.090 --> 00:17:01.090
  • to work it for good.
  • 00:17:01.090 --> 00:17:03.080
  • Second, does God have
  • 00:17:03.080 --> 00:17:05.250
  • dominion over all things?
  • 00:17:05.270 --> 00:17:08.270
  • The Bible teaches us
  • 00:17:08.270 --> 00:17:09.190
  • he definitely does,
  • 00:17:09.190 --> 00:17:10.270
  • but do you understand it?
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  • Do you have
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  • the revelation of it?
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  • Psalm 8, verse 6 says, "You have
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  • made him to have dominion
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  • over the works of Your hands;
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  • You have put all things
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  • under his feet."
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  • Get a picture of that.
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  • What things are going on
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  • in your world?
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  • Think about those things
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  • under his feet.
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  • God's bigger than it.
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  • So many things
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  • are bigger than me.
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  • So many things
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  • are bigger than you,
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  • but God is bigger than them.
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  • God has put all things
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  • under Jesus' feet.
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  • It's a powerful thing to know
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  • that we can live our lives
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  • with a sense of victory,
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  • that we can live our lives with
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  • an expectation that we will
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  • overcome, that we'll see God
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  • come through, that he'll fulfill
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  • his Word and his promise in
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  • his lives as we live our lives
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  • loving God, our devotional life
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  • and called according to his
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  • purpose, our vocational life
  • 00:17:59.000 --> 00:18:00.220
  • putting it all together,
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  • what I do and who I love,
  • 00:18:01.260 --> 00:18:04.010
  • and just watch how God can bring
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  • it together because all things
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  • ultimately are under
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  • his feet in Jesus' name.
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  • What a beautiful thing.
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  • I love the picture right
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  • from the Book of Genesis of,
  • 00:18:14.210 --> 00:18:16.240
  • you know, God's foot being
  • 00:18:16.240 --> 00:18:19.210
  • bruised a little maybe,
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  • but on the serpent, all things,
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  • all things, amen.
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  • He has dominion over them.
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  • Live your life believing
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  • you can do all things.
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  • "I can do this thing.
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  • I can face this thing.
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  • I can overcome this thing."
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  • Why?
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  • Because God is preeminent
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  • in all things.
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  • He is before all things.
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  • In him all things consist.
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  • He puts all things
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  • under his feet in Jesus' name.
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  • And third, give God the glory
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  • in all things.
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  • You want all things in your life
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  • to work together for good?
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  • Let's never forget
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  • to give God the glory.
  • 00:18:55.180 --> 00:18:58.010
  • It's 1 Peter 4, verse 11,
  • 00:18:58.010 --> 00:18:59.100
  • it talks about some of
  • 00:18:59.100 --> 00:19:00.220
  • the great gifts God gives you.
  • 00:19:00.220 --> 00:19:02.040
  • And it goes on and says that in
  • 00:19:02.040 --> 00:19:03.130
  • all things God may be glorified
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  • through Jesus Christ,
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  • that in all things, God may
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  • be glorified in Jesus Christ.
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  • When things are going well,
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  • let's not forget
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  • to give God the glory.
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  • And when things are going
  • 00:19:16.120 --> 00:19:17.060
  • terribly, let's not forget to
  • 00:19:17.060 --> 00:19:19.140
  • give God the glory because it's
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  • amazing how God will find glory
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  • in the most tragic
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  • circumstances.
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  • If we trust God, if we put him
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  • first, if we don't get swayed of
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  • our commitment to loving him,
  • 00:19:30.000 --> 00:19:31.150
  • living called, aligning our
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  • lives to the purpose of God,
  • 00:19:33.050 --> 00:19:34.220
  • it's amazing how you can find
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  • that God will be true to his
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  • Word in Jesus' name, and you
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  • will find as God is true to his
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  • Word and as you determine you're
  • 00:19:42.130 --> 00:19:43.220
  • gonna give glory to God in
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  • everything that your life can
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  • indeed bring glory to God.
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  • I know, I know from experience
  • 00:19:51.280 --> 00:19:54.240
  • that God can take anything and
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  • everything and even though we
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  • can't see it and it's not fair,
  • 00:19:58.070 --> 00:20:00.010
  • and it doesn't make sense, no
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  • matter what thing it is, just
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  • learn how to give God the glory.
  • 00:20:03.170 --> 00:20:05.220
  • Paul says, "Whether I abound
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  • or whether I abase,"
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  • he's learned to be content.
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  • And do you know in the most
  • 00:20:12.270 --> 00:20:14.200
  • difficult of times if you still
  • 00:20:14.200 --> 00:20:16.000
  • somehow say, "God, I'm believing
  • 00:20:16.000 --> 00:20:18.060
  • you're gonna get glory from
  • 00:20:18.060 --> 00:20:19.060
  • this," not only do we remember
  • 00:20:19.290 --> 00:20:22.290
  • to honor God believing that he
  • 00:20:22.290 --> 00:20:24.280
  • has dominion, that all things
  • 00:20:24.280 --> 00:20:26.060
  • are under this feet, but we also
  • 00:20:26.060 --> 00:20:28.140
  • get the emphasis off ourselves
  • 00:20:28.140 --> 00:20:30.070
  • and on to him and it's amazing
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  • how God can find--get glory.
  • 00:20:32.190 --> 00:20:35.190
  • What brings a testimony?
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  • So many different circumstances
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  • in Jesus' name, all things.
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  • Number four, believe that he
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  • orchestrates all things
  • 00:20:46.010 --> 00:20:47.290
  • according to his will.
  • 00:20:47.290 --> 00:20:50.030
  • That's what the Bible says that
  • 00:20:50.030 --> 00:20:51.140
  • God actually orchestrates all
  • 00:20:51.140 --> 00:20:52.180
  • things according to his will.
  • 00:20:52.270 --> 00:20:55.270
  • It actually says, and it's in
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  • Ephesians chapter 1, verse 11
  • 00:20:57.020 --> 00:20:59.040
  • where it goes on and it speaks
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  • about him who works all things
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  • according to the counsel of
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  • his will.
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  • God's working all things to line
  • 00:21:06.130 --> 00:21:09.040
  • up with the counsel of his will,
  • 00:21:09.040 --> 00:21:11.270
  • his great will for humanity
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  • and for mankind
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  • and his will for you.
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  • What a wonderful, wonderful
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  • thing when you simply start
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  • believing 'cause it will build
  • 00:21:19.060 --> 00:21:21.050
  • faith in you, it will keep you
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  • loving God and living called,
  • 00:21:22.240 --> 00:21:24.240
  • and keep your life on track
  • 00:21:24.240 --> 00:21:26.090
  • with purpose.
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  • If you simply believe that
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  • ultimately God can orchestrate
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  • every circumstance, every single
  • 00:21:31.020 --> 00:21:32.190
  • thing in my life, if you imagine
  • 00:21:32.190 --> 00:21:34.180
  • God for a moment as the great
  • 00:21:34.180 --> 00:21:36.000
  • puppeteer, I mean we're the ones
  • 00:21:36.000 --> 00:21:38.220
  • doing the actions down here and
  • 00:21:38.220 --> 00:21:40.150
  • we think maybe that this is all
  • 00:21:40.150 --> 00:21:41.230
  • about, where is God in all this?
  • 00:21:41.230 --> 00:21:43.170
  • But if you believe that God in
  • 00:21:43.170 --> 00:21:44.290
  • all things can line them up with
  • 00:21:44.290 --> 00:21:47.070
  • the counsel of his will, then if
  • 00:21:47.070 --> 00:21:48.230
  • you can imagine God for a moment
  • 00:21:48.230 --> 00:21:50.060
  • when it comes to circumstances,
  • 00:21:50.060 --> 00:21:51.140
  • how the devil tries
  • 00:21:51.140 --> 00:21:52.190
  • to attack you.
  • 00:21:52.190 --> 00:21:53.100
  • But God, the great puppeteer
  • 00:21:53.100 --> 00:21:55.040
  • in the sky, he's just working
  • 00:21:55.040 --> 00:21:56.200
  • in your life in all things.
  • 00:21:56.240 --> 00:21:59.240
  • Isaiah 46, verse 9, "Remember
  • 00:21:59.240 --> 00:22:01.220
  • the former things of old,
  • 00:22:01.220 --> 00:22:03.060
  • For I am God, and there
  • 00:22:03.060 --> 00:22:04.090
  • is no other; I am God,
  • 00:22:04.090 --> 00:22:05.170
  • and there's none like Me.
  • 00:22:05.170 --> 00:22:07.180
  • Declaring the end from
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  • the beginning, And from ancient
  • 00:22:08.260 --> 00:22:10.060
  • times things that are not
  • 00:22:10.060 --> 00:22:11.170
  • yet done, Saying,
  • 00:22:11.170 --> 00:22:12.140
  • 'My counsel shall stand.'"
  • 00:22:12.140 --> 00:22:15.080
  • What's the Word of God been
  • 00:22:15.080 --> 00:22:16.120
  • into your life?
  • 00:22:16.120 --> 00:22:17.180
  • What's the Word of God
  • 00:22:17.180 --> 00:22:18.230
  • in your heart?
  • 00:22:18.230 --> 00:22:19.290
  • What's the thing that
  • 00:22:19.290 --> 00:22:22.020
  • would represent God's counsel
  • 00:22:22.020 --> 00:22:23.140
  • in your life?
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  • This is a God who knows the end
  • 00:22:24.150 --> 00:22:26.000
  • from the beginning, from ancient
  • 00:22:26.000 --> 00:22:27.200
  • times things not yet done.
  • 00:22:27.200 --> 00:22:29.260
  • He says,
  • 00:22:29.260 --> 00:22:30.220
  • "My counsel will stand."
  • 00:22:30.220 --> 00:22:32.290
  • So I have to live my life
  • 00:22:32.290 --> 00:22:34.160
  • in the face of great challenge
  • 00:22:34.160 --> 00:22:36.020
  • believing that
  • 00:22:36.020 --> 00:22:36.240
  • God's counsel will stand.
  • 00:22:36.240 --> 00:22:39.050
  • And I can testify
  • 00:22:39.050 --> 00:22:40.100
  • to the goodness and
  • 00:22:40.100 --> 00:22:41.080
  • the graciousness of God
  • 00:22:41.080 --> 00:22:42.080
  • 'cause I found myself in
  • 00:22:42.080 --> 00:22:43.080
  • circumstances, in situations,
  • 00:22:43.080 --> 00:22:44.260
  • where I can't see how God could
  • 00:22:44.260 --> 00:22:46.250
  • get any glory out of this, but
  • 00:22:46.250 --> 00:22:49.040
  • by his grace, I can testify that
  • 00:22:49.290 --> 00:22:52.290
  • God's counsel will stand, that
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  • he who has called me will be
  • 00:22:55.250 --> 00:22:58.060
  • faithful in Jesus' name, keeping
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  • those things which he spoke into
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  • my heart, keeping those things
  • 00:23:02.290 --> 00:23:04.190
  • which he spoke into my life.
  • 00:23:04.190 --> 00:23:05.230
  • Let's keep watching
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  • verse 10 there.
  • 00:23:06.270 --> 00:23:07.280
  • It says, "My counsel
  • 00:23:07.280 --> 00:23:09.020
  • shall stand,
  • 00:23:09.020 --> 00:23:09.290
  • and I will do all My pleasure."
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  • I'll tell you what it his
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  • pleasure is, creating you,
  • 00:23:12.230 --> 00:23:14.140
  • blessing you, filling you
  • 00:23:14.140 --> 00:23:17.100
  • with his will and his purpose.
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  • Those Scriptures
  • 00:23:19.040 --> 00:23:20.170
  • all in the Bible
  • 00:23:20.170 --> 00:23:22.130
  • relating to God's pleasure
  • 00:23:22.130 --> 00:23:24.100
  • according to the pleasure of his
  • 00:23:24.100 --> 00:23:26.040
  • will, the Bible says, and for
  • 00:23:26.040 --> 00:23:28.010
  • his pleasure, you were created.
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  • "And I will do all My pleasure,'
  • 00:23:31.030 --> 00:23:33.010
  • Calling a bird of prey from
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  • the east, The man who executes
  • 00:23:34.230 --> 00:23:36.040
  • My counsel, from," Australia.
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  • "Indeed I have spoken it;
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  • I will also bring it to pass.
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  • I have purposed it;
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  • I will also do it."
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  • Hey, let's never forget
  • 00:23:45.200 --> 00:23:47.210
  • no matter what things
  • 00:23:47.210 --> 00:23:48.190
  • are going on in your life,
  • 00:23:48.190 --> 00:23:49.130
  • if you just keep loving God,
  • 00:23:49.130 --> 00:23:50.140
  • living your life called,
  • 00:23:50.140 --> 00:23:51.190
  • living it according to
  • 00:23:51.190 --> 00:23:52.280
  • God's purpose, that ultimately
  • 00:23:52.280 --> 00:23:54.280
  • he will orchestrate all things
  • 00:23:54.280 --> 00:23:56.200
  • according to his will, that his
  • 00:23:56.200 --> 00:23:58.060
  • counsel will stand and if he
  • 00:23:58.060 --> 00:24:00.020
  • has spoken it, he will do it.
  • 00:24:00.020 --> 00:24:02.000
  • If he has purposed it, he will
  • 00:24:02.000 --> 00:24:03.160
  • accomplish it, in Jesus' name.
  • 00:24:03.160 --> 00:24:05.290
  • And that makes me excited
  • 00:24:05.290 --> 00:24:07.170
  • and encouraged 'cause even
  • 00:24:07.170 --> 00:24:08.210
  • when I'm asleep at night in bed,
  • 00:24:08.210 --> 00:24:10.140
  • the great puppeteer is working
  • 00:24:10.140 --> 00:24:13.080
  • things according to the counsel
  • 00:24:13.080 --> 00:24:15.210
  • of his will in Jesus' name.
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  • Number five, I really believe
  • 00:24:18.120 --> 00:24:21.080
  • he makes all things new.
  • 00:24:21.080 --> 00:24:23.080
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • 00:24:23.080 --> 00:24:24.290
  • is talking about conversion,
  • 00:24:24.290 --> 00:24:27.050
  • about salvation,
  • 00:24:27.050 --> 00:24:28.070
  • talking about faith in Jesus.
  • 00:24:28.070 --> 00:24:30.120
  • It says there, "If anyone is in
  • 00:24:30.120 --> 00:24:32.240
  • Christ, he's a new creation; old
  • 00:24:32.240 --> 00:24:34.240
  • things have passed away; behold,
  • 00:24:34.240 --> 00:24:37.170
  • all things have become new."
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  • He makes all things new.
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  • I wonder what pages
  • 00:24:42.150 --> 00:24:44.000
  • you need to close.
  • 00:24:44.000 --> 00:24:45.110
  • I wonder what chapter
  • 00:24:45.110 --> 00:24:46.260
  • it's time you turned over.
  • 00:24:46.260 --> 00:24:48.230
  • I wonder what you need to allow
  • 00:24:48.230 --> 00:24:51.110
  • God to make new.
  • 00:24:51.230 --> 00:24:54.230
  • Life is like art, you start
  • 00:24:56.040 --> 00:24:59.040
  • with a blank piece of paper,
  • 00:24:59.040 --> 00:25:01.040
  • a blank canvas, and you get
  • 00:25:01.040 --> 00:25:03.020
  • to paint the picture.
  • 00:25:03.020 --> 00:25:05.010
  • Maybe even sometimes the picture
  • 00:25:05.010 --> 00:25:06.190
  • gets a little smudged but, hey,
  • 00:25:06.190 --> 00:25:08.220
  • it's in our hands
  • 00:25:08.220 --> 00:25:10.110
  • when it comes to the future.
  • 00:25:10.110 --> 00:25:12.030
  • Keep on 365 days a blank page
  • 00:25:13.180 --> 00:25:16.180
  • and God's given us our own will,
  • 00:25:16.180 --> 00:25:18.050
  • and he's given us our gifts
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  • and talents that we can
  • 00:25:19.120 --> 00:25:20.070
  • live according to
  • 00:25:20.070 --> 00:25:20.260
  • his calling and purpose.
  • 00:25:20.260 --> 00:25:22.200
  • He's given us the opportunity
  • 00:25:22.200 --> 00:25:23.210
  • to live our lives honoring him
  • 00:25:23.210 --> 00:25:25.110
  • and fulfilling his great
  • 00:25:25.110 --> 00:25:27.020
  • purpose in our life.
  • 00:25:27.020 --> 00:25:29.000
  • Don't underestimate God's
  • 00:25:29.000 --> 00:25:30.000
  • ability to make anything new.
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  • Your heart is broken,
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  • it's crushed.
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  • God makes all things new in
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  • Jesus' name 'cause heartaches,
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  • heartbreaks,
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  • God can make them new.
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  • He makes all things new.
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  • - Brian: Well, I'm glad
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  • you took the time to join me.
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  • It means a lot to me.
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  • I love bringing life to people
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  • through God's Word.
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  • Whatever's going on
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  • in your world,
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  • don't forget God is bigger.
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  • The Bible says he has all things
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  • under his feet, in other words,
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  • there is nothing
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  • that's bigger than God.
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  • It can feel like it's bigger
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  • than us, but God is greater.
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  • God is bigger.
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  • He is preeminent in all things.
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  • Trust him with your life
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  • and watch what he will do.
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  • Be blessed.
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  • Life that is found in you
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  • - male: Come on, we sing
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  • together.
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  • For You make all things new
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  • You make all things new
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  • Yesterday and forever
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  • Your love never changing
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  • This hope never fading
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  • Hallelujah
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  • My faith is in things unseen
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  • Bringing life
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  • where it has not been
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  • Speaking things
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  • that are not
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  • As if they were
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  • I am alive in You
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  • You make all things new
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  • You make all things new
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  • Yesterday and forever
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  • Your love never changing
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  • This hope never fading
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  • The heavens have been opened
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  • - male: Come on, if you
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  • believe it tonight, lift it up.
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  • Come on, we are alive
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  • in Christ Jesus.
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