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October 20, 2016
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  • - Brian Houston: Well,
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  • hi there, I'm Brian Houston.
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  • Bobbie, my wife, and I, we're
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  • We're so blessed to have
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  • the opportunity to reach people
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  • just like you with worship,
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  • with great, great teaching, with
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  • so many things that relate to
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  • making us all closer to Jesus.
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  • I know God has got a future, and
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  • he's got a plan in your life.
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  • Well, today's program is
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  • coming to you from where it all
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  • started, in Sydney, Australia.
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  • I pray as you watch the program
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  • you'll hear teaching that helps
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  • you, that builds you, that
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  • CC by Aberdeen Captioning 1-800-688-6621 abercap.com
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  • [music]
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  • - Hi, my name's Joel A'Bell.
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  • I'm the lead pastor of Hillsong
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  • Church here in Australia.
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  • And we wanna welcome you
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  • to the program.
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  • Hillsong Church Sydney,
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  • it's always great when
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  • It's great, we get to showcase
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  • a lot of what's happening
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  • in our church here.
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  • And today I'm speaking
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  • from our Hills Campus.
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  • It's the main campus here
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  • in Sydney, Australia.
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  • I'm talking about "Change."
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  • And it's always a fun topic
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  • to talk about.
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  • A lot of people don't
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  • necessarily like change.
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  • But the key thing to remember
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  • is that we are always changing.
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  • Our whole lives are changing.
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  • Even the way we do
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  • television is changing.
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  • Even the way we connect
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  • with you is changing.
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  • And so today I pray that what
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  • we talk about, change, is gonna
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  • be a great blessing to you.
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  • - Joel: You know, I was looking
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  • at some research yesterday.
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  • And psychologists and
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  • sociologists are talking about
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  • how people, when it comes to
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  • change, how we dread change.
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  • We don't like change.
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  • And I read one report that said,
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  • "It's alarming
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  • But everyone's changing."
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  • And so if we hate change, you
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  • end up hating your whole life.
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  • Because it's just happening
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  • all around us.
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  • It's changing now.
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  • Life is changing right now.
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  • So I wanna talk about change
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  • and try and bring a bit of
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  • a positive spin on it
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  • and realize that
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  • we actually can embrace it.
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  • We can move forward with it.
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  • So I have put up the notes of
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  • this message online onto an app
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  • that I'm trialing to see
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  • if it works.
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  • And we'll see how
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  • the integration goes.
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  • People have been chatting
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  • already this morning.
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  • But if you go to the app store,
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  • play or the app store, and you
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  • download the app that's called
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  • Band, B-A-N-D.
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  • If you're going to a site,
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  • you go to B-A-N-D.us, band.us.
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  • If you download that and then
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  • search for my name, or you just
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  • go straight to my social media
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  • accounts where the bio is and if
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  • you click the little short link,
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  • it'll take you straight to
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  • this site, this app site.
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  • And I've already uploaded my
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  • notes.
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  • And so you can comment in there,
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  • and we can ask questions, and we
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  • can keep it going as the weeks
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  • go on so that no matter where
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  • I do it next we can keep
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  • the conversation going.
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  • So people have been in there.
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  • It's been fun.
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  • There's a poll in there that
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  • asks you a question that it'd
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  • be good to answer to see
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  • what the feedback is,
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  • all those kinda things.
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  • So there's a change for you.
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  • That's a change.
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  • And those that want to adopt
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  • those kinds of things.
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  • My mum and dad, my
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  • He's on Facebook,
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  • which is hilarious.
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  • And what's funny though
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  • is watching him on Instagram.
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  • He has several people,
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  • just the family,
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  • that are following him.
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  • But he hasn't worked out yet
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  • how to turn the camera around,
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  • how to turn the phone around
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  • the right way.
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  • So most of his photos on
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  • Instagram are sideways.
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  • So you gotta turn around,
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  • even the videos.
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  • I keep sayin' to my brothers,
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  • "Someone's gotta show him how
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  • to do it."
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  • But the fact that he's on
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  • is just absolutely amazing.
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  • Like, he's all thumbs, my dad,
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  • you know, and dink, dink,
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  • dink, dink.
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  • It's pretty funny.
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  • So if you wanna jump on it,
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  • you can, okay?
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  • Otherwise, just--there's
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  • a little short link as well,
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  • it's bit.ly, it's a bit.ly link,
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  • bit.ly/, so bit.L-Y/joelapp,
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  • and you can get to it there.
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  • Okay, here we go.
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  • Change, we're gonna talk
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  • about change.
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  • 2 Corinthians 3,
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  • I wanna read from verse 12.
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  • I put from verse 12
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  • in the notes there online.
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  • It says: "Since this new way
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  • gives us," just talking, the new
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  • way is the new covenant, the new
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  • relationship, the new walk with
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  • God as opposed to
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  • the Old Testament,
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  • the old way under the law.
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  • Paul says: "Since this new way
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  • give us such confidence,
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  • we can be very bold.
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  • We're not like Moses, who
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  • put a veil over his face," and
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  • I'll explain this in a second.
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  • "We're not like Moses, who put
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  • a veil over his face so
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  • the people of Israel would not
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  • see the glory, even though
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  • it was destined to fade away.
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  • But the people's minds
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  • were hardened, and to this day
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  • whenever the old covenant is
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  • being read, the same veil
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  • covers their minds so they
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  • cannot understand the truth.
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  • And this veil can be removed
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  • only by believing in Christ.
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  • Yes, even today when they read
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  • Moses' writings, their hearts
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  • are covered with a veil,
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  • and they cannot understand,"
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  • they do not understand.
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  • "But whenever someone turns
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  • to the Lord," whenever you
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  • turn back to God,
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  • "the veil is taken away.
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  • For the Lord is a Spirit, and
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  • wherever the Spirit of the Lord
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  • is, there is freedom.
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  • So all of us who have had that
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  • veil removed can see and reflect
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  • the glory of the Lord.
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  • And the Lord--who is
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  • the Spirit--makes us more and
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  • more like him as we are changed
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  • into his glorious image."
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  • of Christ slowly, slowly.
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  • And so I wanna talk over
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  • the next little while about
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  • how God changes us, how change
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  • happens, how we look to Jesus
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  • and life starts to change.
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  • I wanna talk about those things.
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  • Paul is making reference
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  • specifically to a story
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  • that happened back in
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  • the Old Testament.
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  • It was found in Exodus
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  • chapter 34.
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  • This verse that he's talking
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  • about is in verse 29,
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  • Exodus 34: 29.
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  • And it's where Moses has just
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  • come back down from the mountain
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  • where he gets
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  • the Ten Commandments.
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  • Remember the first time he
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  • went up and he got
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  • the Ten Commandments?
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  • He came down and he was
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  • so irritated with the lifestyle
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  • change of the Israelites that
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  • he broke the Ten Commandments
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  • in front of everybody and then
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  • ground them into powder,
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  • put them in the water, and made
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  • the Israelites
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  • all of the Ten Commandments,
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  • the smashed stone.
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  • So then God says, "Come back up
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  • the mountain again.
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  • Get the Ten Commandments again.
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  • I'll give them to you again.
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  • Get another two tablets, and
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  • I'll write on them again."
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  • And then he's up there
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  • for 40 days and 40 nights.
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  • And as he comes back down,
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  • there's a beautiful piece of
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  • Scripture in the chapter before,
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  • Exodus 33, where Moses is
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  • saying, "God, this is hard.
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  • We don't wanna change from
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  • this location even though
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  • you're saying the Promised Land
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  • is for us.
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  • Even though where you're taking
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  • us is better, we don't wanna
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  • change from here and go into
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  • a better place unless
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  • you're with us.
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  • How will anyone around the world
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  • know that we're any different
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  • unless your presence
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  • is with us?"
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  • And so the Lord said to Moses,
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  • "I will go with you.
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  • You have found favor
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  • in my sight.
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  • I'm pleased with you.
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  • I will go with you."
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  • And then Moses says, "Well,
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  • if we have found favor,
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  • show me your glory."
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  • And God says, "Okay, I will."
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  • And he takes Moses, and hides
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  • him in the cleft of a rock, and
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  • then the Lord passes by and lets
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  • Moses see the back of him.
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  • Because the Bible says, "No
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  • one's allowed to see the front,
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  • the face of God, and live."
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  • Not in our broken state.
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  • Not in this messed-up state.
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  • And so Moses is one of the only
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  • people in the Bible that's been
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  • that close to God,
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  • lived to tell the story.
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  • But what was strange is when
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  • Moses came back down that second
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  • time with the Ten Commandments,
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  • because he'd been
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  • in the presence of God,
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  • his face was glowing.
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  • And it was glowing with
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  • the glory, the presence of God.
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  • And so when Moses comes back
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  • down and sees the people,
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  • everyone was scared and
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  • they all took a step back.
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  • And then he realized that
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  • his face was shining
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  • from being with the Lord.
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  • So he puts a veil over his face
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  • to hide the glow.
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  • And then the people feel
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  • comfortable to come near because
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  • they were afraid of the glow
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  • on his face from God.
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  • And the Bible talks about
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  • how every time Moses went
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  • into the tent of meeting,
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  • the tabernacle, which refers to
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  • church today, coming to church.
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  • Every time Moses went into
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  • the tabernacle to meet with
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  • the Lord, he would take
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  • the veil off to spend time
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  • in the presence of God.
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  • And he'd put the veil back on
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  • again when he came and met with
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  • the people so the people
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  • wouldn't be afraid.
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  • Well, Moses,
  • 00:08:08.110 --> 00:08:09.080
  • that happened with Moses.
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  • Paul is using that story as an
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  • illustration to say, "The old
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  • style, the old way, has changed.
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  • There's a new way.
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  • There's a new way.
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  • Now everyone is allowed to have
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  • access to God.
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  • It's not just through
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  • the priest."
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  • Everyone's allowed now into
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  • God's presence, which is why
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  • we're all in God's holy place
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  • today.
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  • Anyone's allowed to come.
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  • Anyone's allowed to approach
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  • God.
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  • You're allowed to approach him
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  • because some things shifted
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  • between then and now
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  • to make that possible.
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  • All through, that's the Easter
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  • message about Jesus, okay?
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  • That shifted everything.
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  • It changed everything for us.
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  • So all those things take place,
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  • and Paul is basically saying,
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  • "Religion is like a veil.
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  • It covers your face.
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  • So if you put a veil over your
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  • face when you read the Bible,
  • 00:08:52.140 --> 00:08:53.270
  • it doesn't make sense to you."
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  • And what Paul is saying is,
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  • "Unless you receive Jesus,
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  • religion will let you read
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  • the Bible but never
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  • understand it."
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  • I was talking to a lady between
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  • services and her son, beautiful
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  • family, who said, she said
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  • to me, "My mother goes to
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  • an orthodox-style church,
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  • and they actually still read
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  • the Bible with a veil."
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  • She said,
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  • "That still happens today."
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  • They go, the priest goes up
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  • behind a curtain, a veil, goes
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  • up to do the holy prayers
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  • and read the Scripture,
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  • and then comes out of the veil
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  • to talk to the people.
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  • They're still thinking that way.
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  • They haven't changed.
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  • They haven't realized that God
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  • If we can get close to God,
  • 00:09:33.270 --> 00:09:35.130
  • things change.
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  • They've all changed.
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  • So here's today's topic.
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  • Today's topic, number one, is
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  • "Changed and Changing Still."
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  • And the best place to start
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  • for today's topic is right back
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  • in the beginning with the first
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  • family in Genesis chapter 3.
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  • And you'll see
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  • it's a story about a tree.
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  • This whole thought today
  • 00:10:01.270 --> 00:10:04.060
  • is a story about a tree.
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  • In fact, it's a story about
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  • two trees.
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  • Genesis chapter 3, if you read
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  • the first two chapters, you
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  • already understand
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  • that God has created the world.
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  • He's created everything in the
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  • world.
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  • He's created the whole universe,
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  • the solar system, everything.
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  • He's created everything.
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  • And he created people.
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  • And people are what
  • 00:10:18.290 --> 00:10:20.090
  • is most precious to God.
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  • Everything's precious, but
  • 00:10:21.220 --> 00:10:22.160
  • people are the apple of his eye.
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  • And as that all happened, we
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  • were created to be in friendship
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  • with God regularly,
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  • consistently, without any break.
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  • We were just meant to have
  • 00:10:31.050 --> 00:10:32.140
  • friendship with God, an unbroken
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  • friendship with God.
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  • And there was nothing wrong
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  • between mankind and God.
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  • Adam and Eve had this perfect
  • 00:10:38.070 --> 00:10:39.020
  • relationship with God, well,
  • 00:10:39.020 --> 00:10:40.030
  • - Joel: Well, when she got her
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  • license, that first Friday
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  • she said to Julia and I,
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  • "Do you want me to take the car
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  • and drive Eli to Youth?"
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  • We're like, "Yeah,
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  • - Joel: Chapter 3, verse 1:
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  • "The serpent was the shrewdest
  • 00:11:07.100 --> 00:11:09.070
  • of all the wild animals
  • 00:11:09.070 --> 00:11:10.080
  • the Lord God had made.
  • 00:11:10.080 --> 00:11:11.240
  • One day he asked the woman, 'Did
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  • God really say you must not eat
  • 00:11:13.120 --> 00:11:15.160
  • the fruit from any of the trees
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  • in the garden?'
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  • 'Of course we may eat fruit
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  • from the trees in the garden,'
  • 00:11:20.100 --> 00:11:21.140
  • the woman replied.
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  • 'It's only the fruit from
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  • the tree in the middle of
  • 00:11:23.240 --> 00:11:25.010
  • the garden that God has said,
  • 00:11:25.010 --> 00:11:26.130
  • 'You're not allowed to eat.'
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  • God says, 'You must not eat it
  • 00:11:27.190 --> 00:11:29.130
  • or even touch it; if you do,
  • 00:11:29.130 --> 00:11:31.120
  • you will die.'"
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  • Now, you've gotta understand
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  • what they're talking about.
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  • God made every plant for us
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  • to eat, every seed-bearing,
  • 00:11:38.000 --> 00:11:39.230
  • fruit-bearing plant
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  • for people to eat.
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  • Adam and Eve could choose
  • 00:11:41.160 --> 00:11:42.100
  • from so many different
  • 00:11:42.100 --> 00:11:43.210
  • fruit trees to eat.
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  • There were two trees in
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  • the middle of the garden.
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  • One was the tree of
  • 00:11:46.250 --> 00:11:47.210
  • the knowledge of good and evil.
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  • God said, "Don't touch that."
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  • The other one was
  • 00:11:50.080 --> 00:11:51.010
  • the tree of life.
  • 00:11:51.010 --> 00:11:52.030
  • So you were allowed to eat
  • 00:11:54.040 --> 00:11:55.030
  • from the tree of life.
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  • They didn't.
  • 00:11:55.270 --> 00:11:56.180
  • We weren't allowed to eat from
  • 00:11:56.180 --> 00:11:57.220
  • the tree of the knowledge of
  • 00:11:57.220 --> 00:11:58.170
  • good and evil, and we did.
  • 00:11:58.170 --> 00:12:00.100
  • What is it about us humans?
  • 00:12:00.100 --> 00:12:01.140
  • We always do the thing that
  • 00:12:01.140 --> 00:12:02.120
  • we're not allowed to do, right?
  • 00:12:02.120 --> 00:12:03.140
  • So what's interesting is
  • 00:12:03.140 --> 00:12:04.190
  • when God said, "Do not eat of
  • 00:12:04.190 --> 00:12:06.120
  • that tree, for in the day
  • 00:12:06.120 --> 00:12:07.260
  • that you eat of it,
  • 00:12:07.260 --> 00:12:08.190
  • you shall surely die."
  • 00:12:08.190 --> 00:12:09.150
  • In the English, that's two
  • 00:12:09.150 --> 00:12:10.160
  • different words, "surely die."
  • 00:12:10.160 --> 00:12:11.240
  • In the Hebrew it's "dying die."
  • 00:12:11.240 --> 00:12:14.030
  • "In dying, you shall die.
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  • You shall spiritually stop
  • 00:12:15.130 --> 00:12:16.270
  • living and then eventually
  • 00:12:16.270 --> 00:12:18.150
  • So keep reading:
  • 00:12:21.090 --> 00:12:22.000
  • "'You won't die!'
  • 00:12:22.000 --> 00:12:23.010
  • the serpent replied
  • 00:12:23.010 --> 00:12:23.270
  • to the woman.
  • 00:12:23.270 --> 00:12:24.240
  • 'God knows that your eyes will
  • 00:12:24.240 --> 00:12:26.040
  • be opened as soon as you eat it,
  • 00:12:26.040 --> 00:12:28.040
  • and you will be like God,
  • 00:12:28.040 --> 00:12:29.110
  • knowing both good and evil.'
  • 00:12:29.110 --> 00:12:30.200
  • Well, the woman was convinced.
  • 00:12:30.200 --> 00:12:32.120
  • She saw that the tree was
  • 00:12:32.120 --> 00:12:33.260
  • beautiful and its fruit looked
  • 00:12:33.260 --> 00:12:35.030
  • delicious, and she wanted
  • 00:12:35.030 --> 00:12:36.140
  • the wisdom it would give her.
  • 00:12:36.140 --> 00:12:38.060
  • So she took some of
  • 00:12:38.060 --> 00:12:39.100
  • the fruit and ate it.
  • 00:12:39.100 --> 00:12:40.260
  • Then she gave some to her
  • 00:12:40.260 --> 00:12:42.000
  • husband, who was with her,
  • 00:12:42.000 --> 00:12:43.090
  • and he ate it, too.
  • 00:12:43.090 --> 00:12:44.270
  • At that moment their eyes were
  • 00:12:44.270 --> 00:12:46.160
  • opened, and they suddenly felt
  • 00:12:46.160 --> 00:12:47.160
  • shame at their nakedness."
  • 00:12:47.160 --> 00:12:49.190
  • They didn't realize that they
  • 00:12:49.190 --> 00:12:50.110
  • were naked before this point.
  • 00:12:50.110 --> 00:12:51.140
  • "So they sewed fig leaves
  • 00:12:51.140 --> 00:12:53.080
  • together to cover themselves.
  • 00:12:53.080 --> 00:12:55.030
  • When the cool evening breezes
  • 00:12:55.030 --> 00:12:57.050
  • were blowing, the man and his
  • 00:12:57.050 --> 00:12:59.010
  • wife heard the Lord God walking
  • 00:12:59.010 --> 00:13:01.040
  • about in the garden.
  • 00:13:01.040 --> 00:13:03.020
  • So they hid from the Lord God
  • 00:13:03.020 --> 00:13:04.160
  • among the trees.
  • 00:13:04.160 --> 00:13:05.280
  • Then the Lord God called
  • 00:13:05.280 --> 00:13:07.090
  • to the man, 'Where are you?'"
  • 00:13:07.090 --> 00:13:08.290
  • Isn't that interesting that
  • 00:13:08.290 --> 00:13:10.010
  • there was two different sounds?
  • 00:13:10.010 --> 00:13:11.150
  • There was the sound, they knew
  • 00:13:11.150 --> 00:13:13.040
  • the sound of God.
  • 00:13:13.040 --> 00:13:14.070
  • They also knew the voice of God.
  • 00:13:14.070 --> 00:13:16.150
  • And so God's nudging them
  • 00:13:16.150 --> 00:13:18.020
  • with a sound that is familiar
  • 00:13:18.020 --> 00:13:19.060
  • to them.
  • 00:13:19.060 --> 00:13:20.060
  • And they're hiding from that.
  • 00:13:20.060 --> 00:13:22.000
  • And then God calls them.
  • 00:13:22.000 --> 00:13:24.280
  • "He replied, 'I heard you
  • 00:13:24.280 --> 00:13:26.080
  • walking in the garden, so I hid.
  • 00:13:26.080 --> 00:13:28.020
  • I was afraid because
  • 00:13:28.020 --> 00:13:29.020
  • I was naked.'
  • 00:13:29.020 --> 00:13:30.060
  • 'Who told you
  • 00:13:30.060 --> 00:13:30.250
  • that you were naked?'
  • 00:13:30.250 --> 00:13:31.240
  • the Lord God asked.
  • 00:13:31.240 --> 00:13:33.080
  • 'Have you eaten from the tree
  • 00:13:33.080 --> 00:13:34.180
  • whose fruit I commanded you
  • 00:13:34.180 --> 00:13:35.250
  • not to eat?'
  • 00:13:35.250 --> 00:13:37.050
  • The man replied, 'It was
  • 00:13:37.050 --> 00:13:38.070
  • the woman that you gave me
  • 00:13:39.000 --> 00:13:42.000
  • who gave me the fruit,
  • 00:13:42.000 --> 00:13:43.190
  • and I ate it.'
  • 00:13:43.190 --> 00:13:45.050
  • Then the Lord God asked
  • 00:13:45.050 --> 00:13:45.280
  • the woman, 'What have you done?'
  • 00:13:45.280 --> 00:13:48.170
  • 'It was the serpent who deceived
  • 00:13:48.170 --> 00:13:49.190
  • me,' the woman said.
  • 00:13:49.190 --> 00:13:51.130
  • 'That's why I ate it.'"
  • 00:13:51.130 --> 00:13:53.090
  • And then you read the rest of
  • 00:13:53.090 --> 00:13:54.140
  • the story and the serpent
  • 00:13:54.140 --> 00:13:55.270
  • So, ahhh, dad joke.
  • 00:14:00.100 --> 00:14:03.100
  • You read the rest of the story
  • 00:14:03.100 --> 00:14:05.200
  • and you realize that everything
  • 00:14:05.200 --> 00:14:07.110
  • changed that day.
  • 00:14:07.110 --> 00:14:08.250
  • Everything changed in the garden
  • 00:14:08.250 --> 00:14:10.020
  • of Eden that day.
  • 00:14:10.020 --> 00:14:11.190
  • In fact, what was meant to be,
  • 00:14:11.190 --> 00:14:13.160
  • what was always meant to be,
  • 00:14:13.160 --> 00:14:15.050
  • changed with the first family.
  • 00:14:15.050 --> 00:14:17.290
  • It just changed.
  • 00:14:17.290 --> 00:14:20.020
  • It was never the same again.
  • 00:14:20.020 --> 00:14:21.290
  • It changed,
  • 00:14:21.290 --> 00:14:23.080
  • and it' s been changing still.
  • 00:14:23.080 --> 00:14:25.140
  • It's been changing this whole
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  • time.
  • 00:14:26.120 --> 00:14:27.110
  • There's a guy that doesn't go
  • 00:14:27.110 --> 00:14:28.140
  • to church.
  • 00:14:28.140 --> 00:14:29.100
  • I don't know where he's at
  • 00:14:29.100 --> 00:14:30.050
  • with God.
  • 00:14:30.050 --> 00:14:30.270
  • I don't know if he's got
  • 00:14:30.270 --> 00:14:31.190
  • a friendship with God, but
  • 00:14:31.190 --> 00:14:33.100
  • he already knows this world
  • 00:14:33.100 --> 00:14:34.110
  • is a messed-up place.
  • 00:14:34.110 --> 00:14:35.180
  • And do you know why
  • 00:14:35.180 --> 00:14:36.100
  • it's messed up?
  • 00:14:36.100 --> 00:14:37.070
  • Because right back there,
  • 00:14:37.070 --> 00:14:38.130
  • there's the point of reference.
  • 00:14:38.130 --> 00:14:39.160
  • Right back there
  • 00:14:39.160 --> 00:14:40.100
  • in the beginning,
  • 00:14:40.100 --> 00:14:40.280
  • everything was right,
  • 00:14:40.280 --> 00:14:42.080
  • in its right order, relationship
  • 00:14:42.080 --> 00:14:44.140
  • with God, easy access with God.
  • 00:14:44.140 --> 00:14:46.190
  • You didn't just know what God
  • 00:14:46.190 --> 00:14:47.260
  • was saying.
  • 00:14:47.260 --> 00:14:48.210
  • When he spoke to you,
  • 00:14:48.210 --> 00:14:49.170
  • you actually knew the sound
  • 00:14:49.170 --> 00:14:51.200
  • as he moved.
  • 00:14:51.200 --> 00:14:52.240
  • Everything's changed.
  • 00:14:52.240 --> 00:14:54.080
  • It's all changed.
  • 00:14:54.080 --> 00:14:55.290
  • Life is so different today.
  • 00:14:55.290 --> 00:14:57.210
  • And it's changing still.
  • 00:14:57.210 --> 00:14:59.100
  • We're changed
  • 00:14:59.100 --> 00:15:00.290
  • and changing still.
  • 00:15:01.070 --> 00:15:04.070
  • So I thought I would change
  • 00:15:04.070 --> 00:15:05.050
  • some things.
  • 00:15:05.050 --> 00:15:05.250
  • I didn't use the blackboard
  • 00:15:05.250 --> 00:15:07.170
  • today, changed that up.
  • 00:15:07.170 --> 00:15:10.170
  • Changed that up.
  • 00:15:10.170 --> 00:15:11.120
  • I went from the high table
  • 00:15:11.120 --> 00:15:12.180
  • to the pulpit, changed that up.
  • 00:15:13.110 --> 00:15:16.110
  • I went from the headset to
  • 00:15:16.110 --> 00:15:17.220
  • the hand mic, changed that up.
  • 00:15:17.220 --> 00:15:20.130
  • Just wondering what kinda
  • 00:15:20.130 --> 00:15:21.040
  • changes you've noticed.
  • 00:15:21.040 --> 00:15:22.130
  • Went from a buttoned-up shirt
  • 00:15:22.130 --> 00:15:25.030
  • to just three buttons.
  • 00:15:25.290 --> 00:15:28.290
  • Just changed things up a little
  • 00:15:28.290 --> 00:15:31.230
  • bit, changed things around.
  • 00:15:31.230 --> 00:15:33.170
  • Maybe you are fairly new to
  • 00:15:33.170 --> 00:15:35.160
  • our church and you're thinkin',
  • 00:15:35.160 --> 00:15:36.170
  • "Man, this is definitely
  • 00:15:36.170 --> 00:15:37.230
  • a change from what I'm used to."
  • 00:15:37.230 --> 00:15:40.070
  • So maybe things have changed
  • 00:15:40.070 --> 00:15:40.270
  • for you.
  • 00:15:40.270 --> 00:15:41.210
  • I brought my parents to church
  • 00:15:41.210 --> 00:15:43.020
  • once, and they were like,
  • 00:15:43.020 --> 00:15:44.000
  • "This is different."
  • 00:15:44.000 --> 00:15:47.000
  • He didn't come for the longest
  • 00:15:47.000 --> 00:15:48.110
  • time 'cause he's like, "No, no,
  • 00:15:48.110 --> 00:15:49.140
  • no, the roof's gonna fall in."
  • 00:15:49.140 --> 00:15:50.150
  • And I said, "No, Dad.
  • 00:15:50.150 --> 00:15:51.280
  • We've got proper builders.
  • 00:15:51.280 --> 00:15:53.220
  • They've reinforced, like,
  • 00:15:53.220 --> 00:15:54.280
  • it's all fine.
  • 00:15:54.280 --> 00:15:55.190
  • It won't.
  • 00:15:55.190 --> 00:15:56.050
  • It hasn't fallen down ever.
  • 00:15:56.050 --> 00:15:57.140
  • Like, you'll be fine.
  • 00:15:57.140 --> 00:15:58.060
  • You'll be fine.
  • 00:15:58.060 --> 00:15:59.010
  • You can come."
  • 00:15:59.010 --> 00:15:59.260
  • So change
  • 00:15:59.260 --> 00:16:00.230
  • is part of our society.
  • 00:16:00.230 --> 00:16:02.170
  • It's part of our life.
  • 00:16:02.170 --> 00:16:03.260
  • And we changed all those years
  • 00:16:03.260 --> 00:16:06.110
  • ago and we're changing still.
  • 00:16:06.110 --> 00:16:07.120
  • We're not, I didn't grow up
  • 00:16:07.120 --> 00:16:08.040
  • as a Christian.
  • 00:16:08.040 --> 00:16:08.210
  • I didn't grow up in
  • 00:16:08.210 --> 00:16:09.150
  • a religious home.
  • 00:16:09.150 --> 00:16:10.160
  • We didn't grow up with a Bible.
  • 00:16:10.160 --> 00:16:11.160
  • We didn't grow up going
  • 00:16:11.160 --> 00:16:12.110
  • to church.
  • 00:16:12.110 --> 00:16:13.020
  • We never said grace
  • 00:16:13.020 --> 00:16:14.010
  • around the meal table.
  • 00:16:14.010 --> 00:16:15.090
  • And so when I became
  • 00:16:15.090 --> 00:16:15.280
  • a Christian,
  • 00:16:15.280 --> 00:16:16.250
  • it was a huge change for me.
  • 00:16:16.250 --> 00:16:19.050
  • And it wasn't just a huge change
  • 00:16:19.050 --> 00:16:19.240
  • for me.
  • 00:16:19.240 --> 00:16:20.170
  • It was a huge change
  • 00:16:20.170 --> 00:16:21.070
  • for my family.
  • 00:16:21.070 --> 00:16:22.040
  • My family didn't necessarily
  • 00:16:22.040 --> 00:16:23.060
  • think it was the best change.
  • 00:16:23.110 --> 00:16:26.110
  • They liked the old me.
  • 00:16:26.240 --> 00:16:29.240
  • They like the new me now,
  • 00:16:29.240 --> 00:16:31.140
  • but they just didn't like
  • 00:16:31.140 --> 00:16:32.120
  • the new me back then because
  • 00:16:32.120 --> 00:16:33.190
  • I was different.
  • 00:16:33.190 --> 00:16:35.070
  • My filthy language had changed.
  • 00:16:35.070 --> 00:16:37.270
  • Isn't it strange that
  • 00:16:37.270 --> 00:16:39.100
  • even though my language had got
  • 00:16:39.100 --> 00:16:41.040
  • better that it was a little bit
  • 00:16:41.180 --> 00:16:44.180
  • unsettling for them because it
  • 00:16:44.180 --> 00:16:46.250
  • was changed?
  • 00:16:46.250 --> 00:16:48.290
  • The language had changed.
  • 00:16:48.290 --> 00:16:50.150
  • "And we knew you, that we were
  • 00:16:50.150 --> 00:16:51.290
  • comfortable with this.
  • 00:16:51.290 --> 00:16:52.290
  • Even though we didn't
  • 00:16:52.290 --> 00:16:53.170
  • necessarily like this, we were
  • 00:16:53.170 --> 00:16:54.160
  • still comfortable with that.
  • 00:16:54.160 --> 00:16:55.080
  • Now that you've changed, I'm not
  • 00:16:55.080 --> 00:16:57.030
  • sure I like this change."
  • 00:16:57.030 --> 00:16:58.230
  • If you get one line in my notes
  • 00:16:58.230 --> 00:17:00.160
  • there, I'm asking a question,
  • 00:17:00.160 --> 00:17:01.260
  • "What is it about us humans
  • 00:17:01.260 --> 00:17:03.120
  • that most resist change?"
  • 00:17:03.120 --> 00:17:05.050
  • And I had a look at one of
  • 00:17:05.050 --> 00:17:06.030
  • the most common answers that
  • 00:17:06.110 --> 00:17:09.110
  • everyone's been giving so far
  • 00:17:09.110 --> 00:17:10.170
  • this morning is that when it
  • 00:17:10.170 --> 00:17:12.140
  • comes to a loss of control.
  • 00:17:12.140 --> 00:17:14.050
  • We just feel like we're losing
  • 00:17:14.050 --> 00:17:14.290
  • control if we can't, "If I can't
  • 00:17:14.290 --> 00:17:16.180
  • keep things the way they are, I
  • 00:17:16.180 --> 00:17:18.080
  • feel like I'm out of control."
  • 00:17:18.080 --> 00:17:19.220
  • People say, "Oh, I love change."
  • 00:17:19.220 --> 00:17:20.240
  • No, what they mean is
  • 00:17:20.240 --> 00:17:22.040
  • they love the change
  • 00:17:22.040 --> 00:17:23.010
  • that they can control.
  • 00:17:23.010 --> 00:17:24.110
  • We love change that we
  • 00:17:24.110 --> 00:17:25.240
  • make happen on other people.
  • 00:17:25.240 --> 00:17:27.210
  • We don't like it when people
  • 00:17:27.210 --> 00:17:28.080
  • change us.
  • 00:17:28.080 --> 00:17:29.180
  • You ever been to the airport
  • 00:17:29.180 --> 00:17:31.020
  • and they change the flight?
  • 00:17:31.020 --> 00:17:33.020
  • They cancel the flight.
  • 00:17:33.020 --> 00:17:34.160
  • They change things.
  • 00:17:34.160 --> 00:17:35.130
  • That's not cool.
  • 00:17:35.130 --> 00:17:36.140
  • I ran into a couple in Melbourne
  • 00:17:36.140 --> 00:17:37.170
  • the other week.
  • 00:17:37.170 --> 00:17:39.030
  • We met a family who had been
  • 00:17:39.030 --> 00:17:40.160
  • there since, we got there at
  • 00:17:40.160 --> 00:17:42.020
  • 4 o'clock in the afternoon for
  • 00:17:42.020 --> 00:17:43.170
  • the conference to start at
  • 00:17:43.170 --> 00:17:44.140
  • night, and they'd been there
  • 00:17:44.140 --> 00:17:45.150
  • since 8 o'clock in the morning.
  • 00:17:45.150 --> 00:17:46.250
  • And the reason they'd been there
  • 00:17:46.250 --> 00:17:47.220
  • is because the airline
  • 00:17:47.220 --> 00:17:49.090
  • had changed their flights.
  • 00:17:49.090 --> 00:17:52.050
  • Change is not always good.
  • 00:17:52.050 --> 00:17:54.190
  • It's not always bad.
  • 00:17:54.190 --> 00:17:56.060
  • I mean, you change your
  • 00:17:56.060 --> 00:17:56.280
  • underwear regularly.
  • 00:17:56.280 --> 00:17:58.030
  • That's not bad.
  • 00:17:58.030 --> 00:18:00.230
  • I would suggest that's bad
  • 00:18:00.230 --> 00:18:01.170
  • if you don't change.
  • 00:18:01.170 --> 00:18:04.120
  • There's some things that,
  • 00:18:04.120 --> 00:18:05.220
  • it's just weird.
  • 00:18:05.220 --> 00:18:07.020
  • Like, we think, "Change,"
  • 00:18:07.020 --> 00:18:08.070
  • and we think it's all negative.
  • 00:18:08.070 --> 00:18:09.050
  • It's all painful.
  • 00:18:09.050 --> 00:18:10.050
  • But it's not all negative.
  • 00:18:10.050 --> 00:18:11.120
  • It's not all painful.
  • 00:18:11.120 --> 00:18:13.010
  • Becoming a dad was a huge change
  • 00:18:13.010 --> 00:18:16.010
  • to me.
  • 00:18:16.010 --> 00:18:17.190
  • Seventeen years ago, becoming
  • 00:18:17.190 --> 00:18:18.090
  • a dad, that was a huge change.
  • 00:18:18.090 --> 00:18:19.220
  • And it was real positive.
  • 00:18:19.220 --> 00:18:20.260
  • But it came with a whole lot of
  • 00:18:20.260 --> 00:18:23.060
  • change, and that was unsettling.
  • 00:18:23.060 --> 00:18:24.190
  • And I mean, routines changed.
  • 00:18:24.190 --> 00:18:26.070
  • The way we live changed.
  • 00:18:26.070 --> 00:18:28.020
  • The way that you had to keep
  • 00:18:28.020 --> 00:18:29.000
  • remembering you had another
  • 00:18:29.000 --> 00:18:29.270
  • human that you had to
  • 00:18:29.270 --> 00:18:30.280
  • look after changed.
  • 00:18:30.280 --> 00:18:31.280
  • Just, everything changed.
  • 00:18:31.280 --> 00:18:34.170
  • What you ate changed.
  • 00:18:34.170 --> 00:18:35.210
  • When you ate changed.
  • 00:18:35.210 --> 00:18:37.040
  • Whether you got to eat changed.
  • 00:18:37.040 --> 00:18:38.150
  • Everything changes.
  • 00:18:38.150 --> 00:18:39.280
  • And then those humans grow up
  • 00:18:39.280 --> 00:18:41.030
  • and they start to
  • 00:18:41.030 --> 00:18:43.070
  • change their thoughts.
  • 00:18:43.070 --> 00:18:45.130
  • And they don't have the same
  • 00:18:45.130 --> 00:18:46.130
  • thoughts you did.
  • 00:18:46.130 --> 00:18:47.110
  • And that changes everything.
  • 00:18:47.110 --> 00:18:48.200
  • So parenting is a challenge.
  • 00:18:48.200 --> 00:18:50.020
  • And watching our kids,
  • 00:18:50.020 --> 00:18:51.080
  • Eli's here.
  • 00:18:51.080 --> 00:18:52.140
  • He's 14.
  • 00:18:52.140 --> 00:18:53.110
  • He'll be 15 next month.
  • 00:18:53.110 --> 00:18:54.140
  • And Harmony's turned 17.
  • 00:18:54.140 --> 00:18:55.270
  • She's got her driver's license.
  • 00:18:55.270 --> 00:18:56.270
  • That changed everything.
  • 00:18:56.270 --> 00:18:57.260
  • She drives on the road
  • 00:18:57.260 --> 00:19:00.030
  • by herself, without me.
  • 00:19:00.030 --> 00:19:02.150
  • That's a change.
  • 00:19:02.150 --> 00:19:04.050
  • When she came home one night,
  • 00:19:04.050 --> 00:19:06.190
  • and Friday nights for us for
  • 00:19:06.190 --> 00:19:07.200
  • years have always looked like
  • 00:19:07.200 --> 00:19:09.080
  • Julia and I, one of us, or both
  • 00:19:09.080 --> 00:19:11.030
  • of us, we drive our kids
  • 00:19:11.030 --> 00:19:12.200
  • to church to the youth ministry,
  • 00:19:12.200 --> 00:19:14.180
  • to Young and Free.
  • 00:19:14.180 --> 00:19:15.240
  • And then we go out
  • 00:19:15.240 --> 00:19:17.080
  • on a short date.
  • 00:19:17.080 --> 00:19:18.050
  • And then we go pick the kids up
  • 00:19:18.050 --> 00:19:19.190
  • and we bring them home.
  • 00:19:19.190 --> 00:19:20.220
  • Well, when she got her license,
  • 00:19:20.220 --> 00:19:22.090
  • that first Friday she said to
  • 00:19:22.090 --> 00:19:23.130
  • Julia and I, "Do you want me
  • 00:19:23.130 --> 00:19:25.010
  • to take the car
  • 00:19:25.010 --> 00:19:26.200
  • and drive Eli to Youth?"
  • 00:19:28.130 --> 00:19:31.130
  • We're like, "Yeah,
  • 00:19:31.130 --> 00:19:34.010
  • you're young, and we're free."
  • 00:19:34.220 --> 00:19:37.220
  • How good's that?
  • 00:19:37.220 --> 00:19:39.210
  • So date night took on
  • 00:19:39.210 --> 00:19:40.180
  • a whole different meaning.
  • 00:19:40.180 --> 00:19:41.090
  • But it still came with change.
  • 00:19:41.090 --> 00:19:42.270
  • Something changed, and some
  • 00:19:42.270 --> 00:19:44.180
  • things are really, really great.
  • 00:19:44.180 --> 00:19:45.190
  • We just don't look back at
  • 00:19:45.190 --> 00:19:46.220
  • the positive aspects of change.
  • 00:19:46.220 --> 00:19:48.020
  • We always look back
  • 00:19:48.020 --> 00:19:49.020
  • at the negative.
  • 00:19:49.020 --> 00:19:49.240
  • We look at the ones that give us
  • 00:19:49.240 --> 00:19:50.270
  • fear and associate fear
  • 00:19:50.270 --> 00:19:52.050
  • and anxiety, and we go,
  • 00:19:52.050 --> 00:19:53.080
  • "Change is not good."
  • 00:19:53.080 --> 00:19:54.280
  • So let me start with this.
  • 00:19:54.280 --> 00:19:56.120
  • Two short points today, very
  • 00:19:56.120 --> 00:19:58.020
  • easy, very simple.
  • 00:19:58.020 --> 00:19:58.240
  • Here's the first thought.
  • 00:19:58.240 --> 00:20:00.000
  • Number one, you've been changing
  • 00:20:00.000 --> 00:20:02.090
  • your whole life.
  • 00:20:02.090 --> 00:20:03.240
  • Why are we so adverse to change
  • 00:20:03.240 --> 00:20:06.140
  • when you've been changing
  • 00:20:06.140 --> 00:20:07.100
  • your whole life?
  • 00:20:07.100 --> 00:20:09.020
  • Why am I so afraid of change
  • 00:20:09.020 --> 00:20:10.140
  • when I've been changing
  • 00:20:10.140 --> 00:20:12.030
  • my whole life?
  • 00:20:12.030 --> 00:20:13.260
  • I'm not the man I used to be.
  • 00:20:14.040 --> 00:20:17.040
  • I don't look the same.
  • 00:20:17.040 --> 00:20:18.180
  • I look in the mirror these days
  • 00:20:18.180 --> 00:20:19.170
  • and I'm like, "I've changed."
  • 00:20:20.110 --> 00:20:23.110
  • I've been changing my whole
  • 00:20:23.110 --> 00:20:24.290
  • life.
  • 00:20:24.290 --> 00:20:25.270
  • Is there anyone else here like
  • 00:20:25.270 --> 00:20:27.050
  • me that you look at people
  • 00:20:27.050 --> 00:20:28.170
  • who you know are 15, 20 years
  • 00:20:28.170 --> 00:20:30.230
  • younger than you, but you
  • 00:20:30.230 --> 00:20:31.230
  • don't think they are?
  • 00:20:31.230 --> 00:20:33.100
  • Like, it's you look at them and
  • 00:20:33.100 --> 00:20:34.200
  • you hang out, and you think,
  • 00:20:34.200 --> 00:20:35.170
  • - Joel: It's only through
  • 00:20:38.050 --> 00:20:38.270
  • Christ that the veil
  • 00:20:38.270 --> 00:20:40.020
  • is taken away.
  • 00:20:40.020 --> 00:20:41.030
  • You can start putting God's Word
  • 00:20:41.030 --> 00:20:42.060
  • into practice, start planting
  • 00:20:42.060 --> 00:20:44.060
  • things, the right things in
  • 00:20:44.060 --> 00:20:45.250
  • our heart, and what comes out
  • 00:20:45.250 --> 00:20:46.230
  • - Joel: We've got this
  • 00:20:54.250 --> 00:20:57.030
  • ocean rocks.
  • 00:20:57.030 --> 00:20:58.000
  • We live on the beach at
  • 00:20:58.000 --> 00:20:59.050
  • Maroubra, and across the road
  • 00:20:59.050 --> 00:21:00.160
  • there's this ocean baths
  • 00:21:00.160 --> 00:21:02.290
  • and pool, and there's
  • 00:21:02.290 --> 00:21:04.020
  • all these rocks that,
  • 00:21:04.020 --> 00:21:05.130
  • you know, all the kids jump off
  • 00:21:05.130 --> 00:21:06.090
  • And it's just like a,
  • 00:21:08.100 --> 00:21:09.130
  • it's no higher than this stage.
  • 00:21:09.130 --> 00:21:10.050
  • You just jump off into
  • 00:21:10.050 --> 00:21:10.270
  • the water, and you know,
  • 00:21:10.270 --> 00:21:11.230
  • the waves kinda,
  • 00:21:11.230 --> 00:21:12.170
  • the swell comes up and down.
  • 00:21:12.170 --> 00:21:13.160
  • And then the swell gets you back
  • 00:21:13.160 --> 00:21:14.140
  • up, and you come back up onto
  • 00:21:14.140 --> 00:21:15.140
  • the rock platform again,
  • 00:21:15.140 --> 00:21:16.280
  • and it's fun.
  • 00:21:16.280 --> 00:21:17.230
  • And so we go out.
  • 00:21:17.230 --> 00:21:19.020
  • I've done that my whole life.
  • 00:21:19.020 --> 00:21:19.280
  • I've always grown up
  • 00:21:19.280 --> 00:21:20.130
  • on the ocean.
  • 00:21:20.130 --> 00:21:21.040
  • And so we're always jumping off
  • 00:21:21.040 --> 00:21:22.110
  • the rocks, and as long as
  • 00:21:22.110 --> 00:21:23.160
  • it's flat it's okay.
  • 00:21:23.160 --> 00:21:24.090
  • My kids do it.
  • 00:21:24.090 --> 00:21:25.020
  • They love it.
  • 00:21:25.020 --> 00:21:26.070
  • It's fun.
  • 00:21:26.070 --> 00:21:26.270
  • So I took a bunch of guys, some
  • 00:21:27.110 --> 00:21:30.110
  • of our pastors, one time when we
  • 00:21:30.110 --> 00:21:32.200
  • went down to this place near
  • 00:21:32.200 --> 00:21:34.080
  • my house and we went to
  • 00:21:34.080 --> 00:21:35.080
  • jump off the rock.
  • 00:21:35.080 --> 00:21:35.270
  • Well, we got a whole bunch of us
  • 00:21:35.270 --> 00:21:37.030
  • that are my age.
  • 00:21:37.030 --> 00:21:38.110
  • A couple of them were a bit like
  • 00:21:38.110 --> 00:21:39.120
  • Steve Dickson from Brisbane
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  • who's a bit older than me.
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  • And took all these guys, and
  • 00:21:41.110 --> 00:21:42.140
  • we're walking across to the edge
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  • where you jump off.
  • 00:21:43.130 --> 00:21:44.110
  • And as we got closer and closer,
  • 00:21:44.110 --> 00:21:45.070
  • there was a whole bunch of
  • 00:21:45.070 --> 00:21:46.070
  • Eli's friends, right?
  • 00:21:46.070 --> 00:21:47.110
  • They're all 14, 15, 16.
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  • And there's about 20 of 'em.
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  • They're all there, and they're
  • 00:21:49.240 --> 00:21:50.150
  • all, like, doing somersaults
  • 00:21:50.150 --> 00:21:51.080
  • and jumpin' off into that.
  • 00:21:51.080 --> 00:21:52.210
  • And so as we get closer and
  • 00:21:52.210 --> 00:21:53.170
  • closer to this edge, a couple
  • 00:21:53.170 --> 00:21:55.040
  • of the kids turned around
  • 00:21:55.040 --> 00:21:56.110
  • and looked at Steve Dickson
  • 00:21:56.110 --> 00:21:57.010
  • and they go, "Can we help you?"
  • 00:21:57.010 --> 00:21:59.200
  • They thought we were lost.
  • 00:21:59.200 --> 00:22:01.080
  • And Steve, like, sheepishly
  • 00:22:01.080 --> 00:22:02.240
  • went, "Oh, we were gonna,
  • 00:22:02.240 --> 00:22:04.020
  • we were gonna jump in."
  • 00:22:04.020 --> 00:22:07.000
  • Like we didn't belong there.
  • 00:22:07.000 --> 00:22:09.120
  • Like we're lookin' at these kids
  • 00:22:09.120 --> 00:22:10.280
  • like, "We can do that.
  • 00:22:10.280 --> 00:22:11.290
  • We're the same."
  • 00:22:11.290 --> 00:22:12.220
  • But we're not.
  • 00:22:12.220 --> 00:22:13.100
  • We've changed.
  • 00:22:13.100 --> 00:22:14.150
  • We've changed.
  • 00:22:14.150 --> 00:22:16.100
  • And you can tell we've changed
  • 00:22:16.100 --> 00:22:17.010
  • by the way we struggled to get
  • 00:22:17.010 --> 00:22:18.120
  • out of the ocean back up onto
  • 00:22:18.120 --> 00:22:19.130
  • the rock platform.
  • 00:22:19.130 --> 00:22:21.090
  • We looked like beached whales.
  • 00:22:21.090 --> 00:22:24.000
  • So we change.
  • 00:22:24.000 --> 00:22:26.140
  • But you've been changing
  • 00:22:26.140 --> 00:22:28.070
  • your whole life.
  • 00:22:28.070 --> 00:22:29.190
  • I've got wrinkles now when
  • 00:22:29.190 --> 00:22:31.230
  • I look at myself in the mirror.
  • 00:22:31.230 --> 00:22:33.210
  • And they weren't,
  • 00:22:33.210 --> 00:22:34.290
  • they've not always been there.
  • 00:22:34.290 --> 00:22:35.260
  • I'm changing.
  • 00:22:36.180 --> 00:22:39.180
  • Had to put a green tea bag on
  • 00:22:39.180 --> 00:22:41.090
  • my eyelid here overnight
  • 00:22:41.090 --> 00:22:43.190
  • because Julia's like,
  • 00:22:43.190 --> 00:22:45.070
  • "You've got a stye.
  • 00:22:45.070 --> 00:22:46.040
  • You've gotta put a," and
  • 00:22:46.040 --> 00:22:46.270
  • she's like, "you've gotta put
  • 00:22:46.270 --> 00:22:47.270
  • a tea bag there."
  • 00:22:47.270 --> 00:22:48.210
  • And I'm like, "Tea bag?"
  • 00:22:49.030 --> 00:22:52.030
  • Apparently, you put it,
  • 00:22:52.030 --> 00:22:53.150
  • so I put it on.
  • 00:22:53.150 --> 00:22:54.150
  • I'm like, "It's burning."
  • 00:22:54.150 --> 00:22:55.150
  • And she goes, "Yeah,
  • 00:22:55.150 --> 00:22:56.030
  • it's gotta be hot."
  • 00:22:56.030 --> 00:22:56.180
  • And I said, "It's boiling hot.
  • 00:22:56.180 --> 00:22:57.200
  • It's gonna burn my eyeball out.
  • 00:22:57.200 --> 00:22:59.020
  • Can't see anything anymore."
  • 00:22:59.020 --> 00:23:01.020
  • Changing.
  • 00:23:01.020 --> 00:23:02.210
  • Things change.
  • 00:23:02.210 --> 00:23:04.160
  • But you've been changing
  • 00:23:04.160 --> 00:23:05.050
  • your whole life.
  • 00:23:05.050 --> 00:23:06.250
  • You've actually been changing
  • 00:23:06.250 --> 00:23:07.190
  • your whole life.
  • 00:23:07.190 --> 00:23:08.100
  • You've been growing up
  • 00:23:08.100 --> 00:23:09.050
  • your whole life.
  • 00:23:09.050 --> 00:23:09.250
  • You've been changing
  • 00:23:09.250 --> 00:23:10.150
  • your entire life.
  • 00:23:10.150 --> 00:23:11.120
  • You're not the same size
  • 00:23:11.120 --> 00:23:12.160
  • you were.
  • 00:23:12.160 --> 00:23:13.090
  • You're not the same fitness
  • 00:23:13.090 --> 00:23:14.080
  • level you were.
  • 00:23:14.080 --> 00:23:15.040
  • I still think I'm as fit
  • 00:23:15.040 --> 00:23:17.260
  • as I used to be.
  • 00:23:17.260 --> 00:23:19.220
  • When I go do something physical,
  • 00:23:19.220 --> 00:23:21.070
  • my body quickly reminds me,
  • 00:23:21.070 --> 00:23:23.040
  • "You've changed."
  • 00:23:23.050 --> 00:23:26.050
  • If I have a big belly laugh,
  • 00:23:26.050 --> 00:23:27.210
  • I can pull a hammy.
  • 00:23:27.210 --> 00:23:29.270
  • Like, I've changed.
  • 00:23:29.270 --> 00:23:31.270
  • Life changes.
  • 00:23:31.270 --> 00:23:34.090
  • Julia and I, one of our
  • 00:23:34.090 --> 00:23:35.020
  • fun conversations, we have,
  • 00:23:35.020 --> 00:23:36.280
  • regularly, we have conversations
  • 00:23:36.280 --> 00:23:38.170
  • about growing old together.
  • 00:23:38.170 --> 00:23:40.110
  • And I think one of the reasons
  • 00:23:40.110 --> 00:23:41.090
  • we've embraced getting older
  • 00:23:41.090 --> 00:23:43.180
  • is because we talk
  • 00:23:43.180 --> 00:23:45.010
  • about it regularly.
  • 00:23:45.010 --> 00:23:45.280
  • We're fond of it.
  • 00:23:45.280 --> 00:23:46.230
  • We're okay with it.
  • 00:23:46.230 --> 00:23:47.260
  • I think Robert Fergusson
  • 00:23:47.260 --> 00:23:49.050
  • actually, years ago, when I was
  • 00:23:49.050 --> 00:23:50.260
  • the city campus pastor and
  • 00:23:50.260 --> 00:23:52.050
  • he was more based in the city,
  • 00:23:52.050 --> 00:23:53.200
  • he spoke one time about change
  • 00:23:53.200 --> 00:23:55.110
  • and coming into midlife
  • 00:23:55.110 --> 00:23:56.270
  • and accepting it.
  • 00:23:56.270 --> 00:23:57.280
  • And that was before, you know,
  • 00:23:57.280 --> 00:23:58.280
  • he got to it and as
  • 00:23:58.280 --> 00:23:59.220
  • he was approaching it.
  • 00:23:59.220 --> 00:24:00.170
  • And I thought it was
  • 00:24:00.170 --> 00:24:01.150
  • a great thing.
  • 00:24:01.150 --> 00:24:02.020
  • Why should we be so afraid
  • 00:24:02.020 --> 00:24:02.230
  • of change?
  • 00:24:02.230 --> 00:24:03.190
  • Why be afraid of getting old?
  • 00:24:03.190 --> 00:24:04.200
  • We're all gonna die.
  • 00:24:04.200 --> 00:24:06.170
  • That's miserable, isn't it?
  • 00:24:06.170 --> 00:24:08.010
  • We're all gonna die.
  • 00:24:08.010 --> 00:24:09.220
  • Now, let's fix me up so I can
  • 00:24:09.220 --> 00:24:11.060
  • die just later.
  • 00:24:11.060 --> 00:24:12.130
  • I mean, we're gonna die anyway,
  • 00:24:12.130 --> 00:24:13.220
  • right?
  • 00:24:13.220 --> 00:24:15.070
  • Puts a whole different spin
  • 00:24:15.070 --> 00:24:16.190
  • on life, doesn't it?
  • 00:24:16.190 --> 00:24:17.220
  • Which just means you can't live
  • 00:24:17.220 --> 00:24:18.170
  • for just this life, just this
  • 00:24:18.170 --> 00:24:20.000
  • physical life, because otherwise
  • 00:24:20.000 --> 00:24:21.200
  • your whole life falls to pieces
  • 00:24:21.200 --> 00:24:23.110
  • when you lose something,
  • 00:24:23.110 --> 00:24:24.120
  • when you break something,
  • 00:24:24.120 --> 00:24:25.060
  • when you--we're all headed
  • 00:24:25.060 --> 00:24:27.270
  • You've been changing your whole
  • 00:24:30.120 --> 00:24:32.010
  • life.
  • 00:24:32.010 --> 00:24:32.200
  • Let me give you a few Scriptures
  • 00:24:32.200 --> 00:24:33.140
  • to help with this.
  • 00:24:33.140 --> 00:24:34.250
  • Isaiah, you can just
  • 00:24:34.250 --> 00:24:35.220
  • write these down.
  • 00:24:35.220 --> 00:24:36.170
  • They're in the notes online
  • 00:24:36.170 --> 00:24:37.120
  • if you want them there.
  • 00:24:37.120 --> 00:24:38.150
  • Isaiah 53, verse 6 is where
  • 00:24:38.150 --> 00:24:40.150
  • Isaiah's saying, it's a message
  • 00:24:40.150 --> 00:24:42.240
  • from God: "We all, like sheep,
  • 00:24:42.240 --> 00:24:44.180
  • have gone astray, each of us
  • 00:24:44.180 --> 00:24:46.110
  • have turned to our own way;
  • 00:24:46.110 --> 00:24:47.190
  • and the Lord has laid on him
  • 00:24:47.190 --> 00:24:48.140
  • the iniquity of us all."
  • 00:24:48.140 --> 00:24:49.210
  • He's talking about, it's
  • 00:24:49.210 --> 00:24:50.090
  • a messianic prophecy talking
  • 00:24:50.090 --> 00:24:51.130
  • about Jesus bringing us back.
  • 00:24:51.130 --> 00:24:52.230
  • We've all left.
  • 00:24:52.230 --> 00:24:54.230
  • We've all wandered away.
  • 00:24:54.230 --> 00:24:56.020
  • We're all loose in the top
  • 00:24:56.020 --> 00:24:57.060
  • paddy, not the sharpest knife
  • 00:24:57.060 --> 00:24:59.040
  • in the drawer.
  • 00:24:59.040 --> 00:25:01.150
  • We're all loose.
  • 00:25:01.150 --> 00:25:02.160
  • We've all moved away.
  • 00:25:02.160 --> 00:25:03.290
  • Romans 9, verse 11, talking
  • 00:25:03.290 --> 00:25:05.080
  • about Esau and Jacob:
  • 00:25:05.080 --> 00:25:07.000
  • "The twins before they were born
  • 00:25:07.000 --> 00:25:08.050
  • before they had done anything
  • 00:25:08.050 --> 00:25:09.140
  • good or bad," talking about
  • 00:25:09.140 --> 00:25:11.290
  • the innocence of humanity.
  • 00:25:11.290 --> 00:25:14.040
  • We are born into the world
  • 00:25:14.040 --> 00:25:15.190
  • quite innocent.
  • 00:25:15.190 --> 00:25:17.210
  • And we've not done anything
  • 00:25:17.210 --> 00:25:18.200
  • good or bad yet.
  • 00:25:18.200 --> 00:25:19.260
  • Which is an interesting verse to
  • 00:25:19.260 --> 00:25:21.180
  • put with the next one, Romans 5,
  • 00:25:21.180 --> 00:25:22.260
  • verse 14 where it's talking
  • 00:25:22.260 --> 00:25:25.100
  • about: "Nevertheless, death
  • 00:25:25.100 --> 00:25:26.210
  • reigned from the time of Adam
  • 00:25:26.210 --> 00:25:28.080
  • to the time of Moses, even
  • 00:25:28.080 --> 00:25:29.140
  • over those who did not sin
  • 00:25:29.140 --> 00:25:31.090
  • by breaking the command,
  • 00:25:31.090 --> 00:25:32.250
  • such as Adam did."
  • 00:25:33.020 --> 00:25:36.020
  • in this life, live a really,
  • 00:25:38.120 --> 00:25:40.120
  • really good life, and still
  • 00:25:40.120 --> 00:25:41.290
  • be disconnected from God.
  • 00:25:41.290 --> 00:25:43.250
  • We put all the emphasis
  • 00:25:43.250 --> 00:25:45.120
  • on sinful activity.
  • 00:25:45.120 --> 00:25:46.210
  • We put all the emphasis
  • 00:25:46.210 --> 00:25:47.150
  • on sinful actions.
  • 00:25:47.150 --> 00:25:48.260
  • We look at the things
  • 00:25:48.260 --> 00:25:49.200
  • that we've done and we go,
  • 00:25:49.200 --> 00:25:50.160
  • "That's what makes you bad."
  • 00:25:50.160 --> 00:25:52.230
  • Not necessarily.
  • 00:25:52.230 --> 00:25:54.010
  • What makes us separate from God,
  • 00:25:54.010 --> 00:25:56.110
  • bad things might make you bad,
  • 00:25:56.110 --> 00:25:58.020
  • but that's not
  • 00:25:58.020 --> 00:25:58.270
  • what makes you dead.
  • 00:25:59.030 --> 00:26:02.050
  • You can do lots of really
  • 00:26:02.050 --> 00:26:05.010
  • heinous bad things, or just some
  • 00:26:05.010 --> 00:26:07.220
  • mild things, and you're just
  • 00:26:07.220 --> 00:26:09.040
  • as dead as each other.
  • 00:26:09.040 --> 00:26:11.160
  • It's not the activity
  • 00:26:11.160 --> 00:26:12.100
  • that makes us dead.
  • 00:26:12.100 --> 00:26:14.040
  • It's the original sin of
  • 00:26:14.040 --> 00:26:15.060
  • Adam and Eve that makes us dead.
  • 00:26:15.060 --> 00:26:16.290
  • We're born innocent but dead.
  • 00:26:17.150 --> 00:26:20.150
  • We're born disconnected.
  • 00:26:20.150 --> 00:26:21.160
  • We've all gone astray, and it
  • 00:26:21.160 --> 00:26:22.290
  • doesn't matter how we're born.
  • 00:26:22.290 --> 00:26:24.210
  • We walk in different directions.
  • 00:26:24.210 --> 00:26:26.160
  • And you've been changing
  • 00:26:26.160 --> 00:26:27.090
  • your whole life.
  • 00:26:27.090 --> 00:26:29.030
  • And so we're either walking off
  • 00:26:29.030 --> 00:26:30.280
  • one direction, pleasing
  • 00:26:30.280 --> 00:26:32.270
  • ourselves and making it even
  • 00:26:32.270 --> 00:26:34.250
  • further and further away from
  • 00:26:34.250 --> 00:26:36.100
  • God, or we come back to God and
  • 00:26:36.110 --> 00:26:39.110
  • we're getting closer and closer
  • 00:26:39.110 --> 00:26:40.120
  • to him all the time.
  • 00:26:40.120 --> 00:26:41.120
  • Here is a brilliant summary of
  • 00:26:41.120 --> 00:26:43.220
  • what we're talking about, Romans
  • 00:26:43.220 --> 00:26:45.180
  • chapter 8, verse 1 to 8: "So now
  • 00:26:45.180 --> 00:26:48.160
  • there is no condemnation," okay,
  • 00:26:48.160 --> 00:26:51.030
  • it's talking about
  • 00:26:51.030 --> 00:26:51.240
  • struggling with sin.
  • 00:26:51.240 --> 00:26:52.220
  • The previous chapter is
  • 00:26:52.220 --> 00:26:53.240
  • all about struggling with sin,
  • 00:26:53.240 --> 00:26:55.270
  • all these things.
  • 00:26:55.270 --> 00:26:57.110
  • And the big struggle in chapter
  • 00:26:57.110 --> 00:26:58.190
  • 7 is where Paul says, "I wanna
  • 00:26:58.190 --> 00:27:00.030
  • do what's right, but I always
  • 00:27:00.030 --> 00:27:02.190
  • end up doing the wrong thing.
  • 00:27:02.190 --> 00:27:04.110
  • And the wrong that I shouldn't
  • 00:27:04.110 --> 00:27:07.030
  • be doing, I've got this natural
  • 00:27:07.030 --> 00:27:08.200
  • propensity to keep doing.
  • 00:27:08.200 --> 00:27:10.030
  • Thanks be to God through
  • 00:27:12.060 --> 00:27:13.040
  • Jesus Christ our Lord."
  • 00:27:13.040 --> 00:27:14.010
  • That's how chapter 7 finishes.
  • 00:27:14.010 --> 00:27:15.170
  • Chapter 8: "So now there is
  • 00:27:15.170 --> 00:27:17.290
  • no condemnation," because
  • 00:27:17.290 --> 00:27:19.040
  • it's not about your activity.
  • 00:27:19.040 --> 00:27:21.220
  • There's something else going on.
  • 00:27:21.220 --> 00:27:23.070
  • "For those who belong
  • 00:27:23.070 --> 00:27:24.220
  • to Christ Jesus.
  • 00:27:24.220 --> 00:27:26.080
  • And because you belong to him,
  • 00:27:26.080 --> 00:27:27.240
  • the power of the life-giving
  • 00:27:27.240 --> 00:27:29.210
  • Spirit has freed you from
  • 00:27:29.210 --> 00:27:31.140
  • the power of sin that leads
  • 00:27:31.140 --> 00:27:32.270
  • to death.
  • 00:27:32.270 --> 00:27:33.170
  • The law of Moses was unable to
  • 00:27:33.170 --> 00:27:35.100
  • save us because of the weakness
  • 00:27:35.100 --> 00:27:37.010
  • of our sinful nature.
  • 00:27:37.010 --> 00:27:38.060
  • So God did what the law could
  • 00:27:38.060 --> 00:27:39.220
  • not do.
  • 00:27:39.220 --> 00:27:41.050
  • He sent his own Son in a body
  • 00:27:41.050 --> 00:27:43.100
  • like the bodies we sinners have.
  • 00:27:43.100 --> 00:27:45.100
  • And in that body God declared
  • 00:27:45.100 --> 00:27:47.040
  • an end to sin's control over us
  • 00:27:47.040 --> 00:27:49.010
  • by giving his Son as a sacrifice
  • 00:27:49.010 --> 00:27:51.010
  • for our sinful nature.
  • 00:27:51.010 --> 00:27:52.230
  • He did this so that
  • 00:27:52.230 --> 00:27:54.090
  • the just requirement of
  • 00:27:54.090 --> 00:27:56.050
  • the law," which if you break
  • 00:27:56.050 --> 00:27:57.250
  • the law, you deserve to die.
  • 00:27:57.250 --> 00:27:59.080
  • "The just requirement of the law
  • 00:27:59.080 --> 00:28:00.290
  • would be fully satisfied for us,
  • 00:28:00.290 --> 00:28:03.040
  • who no longer follow
  • 00:28:03.040 --> 00:28:04.050
  • our sinful nature but instead
  • 00:28:04.050 --> 00:28:05.280
  • follow the Spirit,"
  • 00:28:05.280 --> 00:28:07.260
  • capital S, God's Spirit.
  • 00:28:07.260 --> 00:28:09.090
  • "Those who are dominated by the
  • 00:28:09.090 --> 00:28:11.050
  • sinful nature think about sinful
  • 00:28:11.050 --> 00:28:13.090
  • things," haven't we worked
  • 00:28:13.090 --> 00:28:14.040
  • that out yet?
  • 00:28:14.040 --> 00:28:15.030
  • I think most about sinful things
  • 00:28:15.030 --> 00:28:17.050
  • when I let my sinful
  • 00:28:17.050 --> 00:28:18.140
  • nature direct my course.
  • 00:28:18.140 --> 00:28:20.170
  • "But those who are controlled
  • 00:28:20.170 --> 00:28:22.170
  • by the Holy Spirit think about
  • 00:28:22.170 --> 00:28:24.030
  • things that please the Spirit
  • 00:28:24.030 --> 00:28:26.110
  • of God.
  • 00:28:26.110 --> 00:28:27.030
  • So letting your sinful nature
  • 00:28:27.030 --> 00:28:27.280
  • control your minds
  • 00:28:27.280 --> 00:28:29.030
  • leads to death.
  • 00:28:29.030 --> 00:28:30.060
  • But letting the Spirit control
  • 00:28:30.060 --> 00:28:30.290
  • your mind leads to
  • 00:28:30.290 --> 00:28:31.270
  • life and peace.
  • 00:28:31.270 --> 00:28:32.260
  • For the sinful nature
  • 00:28:32.260 --> 00:28:33.230
  • is always hostile to God.
  • 00:28:33.230 --> 00:28:35.210
  • It never did obey God's laws,
  • 00:28:35.210 --> 00:28:37.030
  • and it never will.
  • 00:28:37.030 --> 00:28:38.060
  • That's why those who are still
  • 00:28:38.060 --> 00:28:39.230
  • under the control of their
  • 00:28:39.230 --> 00:28:40.280
  • sinful nature can never
  • 00:28:40.280 --> 00:28:42.030
  • please God."
  • 00:28:42.030 --> 00:28:44.000
  • You've been changing
  • 00:28:44.000 --> 00:28:45.040
  • your whole life.
  • 00:28:45.040 --> 00:28:46.240
  • Since you were conceived and
  • 00:28:46.240 --> 00:28:48.170
  • and started living this life,
  • 00:28:50.180 --> 00:28:51.250
  • took your first steps, you have
  • 00:28:51.250 --> 00:28:53.090
  • either been walking towards
  • 00:28:54.180 --> 00:28:57.180
  • whatever's growing inside of us
  • 00:28:57.180 --> 00:28:59.190
  • to live for ourselves and be
  • 00:28:59.190 --> 00:29:01.040
  • separate from God, and we,
  • 00:29:01.040 --> 00:29:02.150
  • it's like your heart is like
  • 00:29:02.150 --> 00:29:03.210
  • a vegetable patch.
  • 00:29:03.210 --> 00:29:04.160
  • And we've either, over the
  • 00:29:04.160 --> 00:29:06.150
  • course of time, over the years
  • 00:29:06.150 --> 00:29:07.200
  • of our life, we've either been
  • 00:29:07.200 --> 00:29:08.250
  • planting seeds of destruction
  • 00:29:08.250 --> 00:29:10.210
  • and up comes poisonous plants
  • 00:29:10.210 --> 00:29:12.050
  • that choke us, or we're sowing
  • 00:29:12.050 --> 00:29:14.100
  • seeds of righteousness,
  • 00:29:14.100 --> 00:29:15.210
  • sowing seeds of life.
  • 00:29:15.210 --> 00:29:17.130
  • And what comes up is life and
  • 00:29:17.130 --> 00:29:18.050
  • peace.
  • 00:29:18.050 --> 00:29:18.260
  • What comes up is closeness with
  • 00:29:18.260 --> 00:29:19.190
  • God.
  • 00:29:19.190 --> 00:29:20.060
  • But none of these things can
  • 00:29:20.060 --> 00:29:21.230
  • change.
  • 00:29:21.230 --> 00:29:22.250
  • You have to first be changed
  • 00:29:22.250 --> 00:29:24.080
  • before you can be changing
  • 00:29:24.080 --> 00:29:25.090
  • still.
  • 00:29:25.090 --> 00:29:26.090
  • It's only through Christ that
  • 00:29:26.090 --> 00:29:27.130
  • the veil is taken away.
  • 00:29:27.130 --> 00:29:28.280
  • You can start putting God's Word
  • 00:29:28.280 --> 00:29:30.180
  • into practice, start planting
  • 00:29:30.180 --> 00:29:32.040
  • things, the right things, in our
  • 00:29:32.040 --> 00:29:33.210
  • heart, and what comes out is
  • 00:29:33.210 --> 00:29:34.210
  • - Joel: I should stop trying to
  • 00:29:37.280 --> 00:29:38.280
  • pretend that this old way of
  • 00:29:38.280 --> 00:29:40.110
  • life is so hard to get rid of,
  • 00:29:40.110 --> 00:29:42.050
  • just start focusing on what God
  • 00:29:42.050 --> 00:29:43.190
  • wants me to focus on,
  • 00:29:43.190 --> 00:29:44.210
  • and realize that this life
  • 00:29:44.210 --> 00:29:45.240
  • - Joel: So for me, when I was
  • 00:29:54.120 --> 00:29:55.270
  • 14, just over 30-something years
  • 00:29:55.270 --> 00:29:58.010
  • ago, I was out living my
  • 00:29:58.010 --> 00:30:00.290
  • own life, doing my own thing.
  • 00:30:00.290 --> 00:30:02.170
  • And what was being cultivated in
  • 00:30:02.170 --> 00:30:03.190
  • my life was really getting worse
  • 00:30:03.190 --> 00:30:05.250
  • and worse and more and more of
  • 00:30:05.250 --> 00:30:06.280
  • a sinful life.
  • 00:30:06.280 --> 00:30:07.250
  • And it was really taking on
  • 00:30:07.250 --> 00:30:08.200
  • that nature.
  • 00:30:08.200 --> 00:30:09.210
  • And I was just heading in
  • 00:30:09.210 --> 00:30:10.140
  • And I was, everyone, we've all
  • 00:30:12.150 --> 00:30:13.140
  • been changing our whole lives.
  • 00:30:13.140 --> 00:30:15.080
  • I've been changing to become
  • 00:30:15.080 --> 00:30:17.010
  • what I didn't realize I never
  • 00:30:17.010 --> 00:30:18.110
  • wanted to be.
  • 00:30:18.110 --> 00:30:20.060
  • So at 14, when I heard
  • 00:30:20.060 --> 00:30:21.050
  • the message of Christ,
  • 00:30:21.050 --> 00:30:22.130
  • I stopped in my tracks,
  • 00:30:22.130 --> 00:30:24.010
  • gave my life to God.
  • 00:30:24.010 --> 00:30:25.230
  • As I came back to God,
  • 00:30:25.230 --> 00:30:27.130
  • the struggle got worse.
  • 00:30:27.130 --> 00:30:29.170
  • Because now I've got this nature
  • 00:30:29.170 --> 00:30:31.140
  • that's been growing inside of me
  • 00:30:31.140 --> 00:30:33.180
  • that wants me to live for myself
  • 00:30:33.180 --> 00:30:35.070
  • and separate from God.
  • 00:30:35.070 --> 00:30:36.090
  • But at the same time now,
  • 00:30:36.090 --> 00:30:37.280
  • from 14, I had this new nature
  • 00:30:37.280 --> 00:30:39.180
  • that's starting to develop.
  • 00:30:39.180 --> 00:30:40.220
  • And I'm trying to please
  • 00:30:40.220 --> 00:30:41.240
  • God and become like God.
  • 00:30:41.240 --> 00:30:42.260
  • And I'm getting so confused
  • 00:30:42.260 --> 00:30:44.030
  • as a young teenager because
  • 00:30:44.030 --> 00:30:45.210
  • I'm trying to read the Bible and
  • 00:30:45.210 --> 00:30:47.050
  • make sense of it, and trying
  • 00:30:47.050 --> 00:30:48.130
  • to become like Jesus.
  • 00:30:48.130 --> 00:30:49.160
  • But still, there's this
  • 00:30:49.160 --> 00:30:50.110
  • old nature that keeps popping up
  • 00:30:50.110 --> 00:30:51.200
  • and saying, "No, live this way.
  • 00:30:51.200 --> 00:30:53.040
  • Do this.
  • 00:30:53.040 --> 00:30:53.230
  • This is how you get accepted.
  • 00:30:53.230 --> 00:30:55.050
  • This is where people love you.
  • 00:30:55.050 --> 00:30:57.080
  • And I found for years I was torn
  • 00:30:57.080 --> 00:30:58.210
  • between these two worlds.
  • 00:30:58.210 --> 00:31:01.010
  • And because of being an
  • 00:31:01.010 --> 00:31:02.240
  • introvert, and being shy,
  • 00:31:02.240 --> 00:31:03.250
  • I never expressed it.
  • 00:31:03.250 --> 00:31:04.290
  • I never explained how I was
  • 00:31:04.290 --> 00:31:05.290
  • feeling to people.
  • 00:31:05.290 --> 00:31:06.240
  • It creates all manner of
  • 00:31:06.240 --> 00:31:08.230
  • depressive thoughts.
  • 00:31:08.230 --> 00:31:11.160
  • It creates all manner of anxiety
  • 00:31:11.160 --> 00:31:12.290
  • on the inside.
  • 00:31:12.290 --> 00:31:14.190
  • And I've realized as I get older
  • 00:31:14.190 --> 00:31:16.250
  • I've been changing
  • 00:31:16.250 --> 00:31:18.090
  • my whole life.
  • 00:31:18.090 --> 00:31:19.250
  • And if I keep focused on that
  • 00:31:19.250 --> 00:31:21.080
  • old nature, that sinful nature,
  • 00:31:21.080 --> 00:31:23.010
  • that's what I get.
  • 00:31:23.010 --> 00:31:24.150
  • But because I gave my life
  • 00:31:24.150 --> 00:31:25.160
  • to Christ, and I'm changed and
  • 00:31:25.160 --> 00:31:27.140
  • changing still, but now that I'm
  • 00:31:27.140 --> 00:31:29.090
  • changed and given my life to
  • 00:31:29.090 --> 00:31:31.030
  • Jesus, I should stop trying to
  • 00:31:31.030 --> 00:31:32.270
  • pretend that this old way of
  • 00:31:32.270 --> 00:31:34.150
  • life is so hard to get rid of,
  • 00:31:34.150 --> 00:31:36.050
  • just start focusing on what God
  • 00:31:36.050 --> 00:31:37.190
  • wants me to focus on, and
  • 00:31:37.190 --> 00:31:38.240
  • realize that this life leads me
  • 00:31:38.240 --> 00:31:40.080
  • towards life and peace.
  • 00:31:41.210 --> 00:31:44.210
  • I'm changed,
  • 00:31:44.210 --> 00:31:47.060
  • but I'm changing still.
  • 00:31:48.210 --> 00:31:51.210
  • I might not be everything God
  • 00:31:51.210 --> 00:31:52.280
  • wants me to be, but thank God
  • 00:31:52.280 --> 00:31:54.000
  • I'm not what I used to be.
  • 00:31:54.000 --> 00:31:56.080
  • And there's still moments where
  • 00:31:56.080 --> 00:31:58.060
  • people can probably tell,
  • 00:31:58.060 --> 00:31:59.220
  • "You're feeding that old ugly
  • 00:31:59.220 --> 00:32:01.180
  • vegetable patch, aren't you?"
  • 00:32:01.180 --> 00:32:03.220
  • Yeah, I know, I know.
  • 00:32:03.220 --> 00:32:06.010
  • But more and more, I'm trying to
  • 00:32:06.010 --> 00:32:08.260
  • feed this, focusing on
  • 00:32:08.260 --> 00:32:11.000
  • God's Word, and focusing on how,
  • 00:32:11.000 --> 00:32:12.020
  • you know, the sound of God
  • 00:32:12.020 --> 00:32:13.280
  • and trying to walk with him.
  • 00:32:13.280 --> 00:32:14.290
  • And hopefully, life is becoming
  • 00:32:14.290 --> 00:32:17.020
  • more and more like Jesus.
  • 00:32:17.020 --> 00:32:18.100
  • So you've been changing
  • 00:32:18.100 --> 00:32:19.120
  • your whole life.
  • 00:32:19.120 --> 00:32:20.080
  • And the second thing to add this
  • 00:32:20.080 --> 00:32:21.060
  • is really if you've been
  • 00:32:21.060 --> 00:32:22.270
  • changing your whole life,
  • 00:32:22.270 --> 00:32:24.020
  • and you're in the middle of this
  • 00:32:24.020 --> 00:32:25.130
  • struggle like I am, the best
  • 00:32:25.130 --> 00:32:27.060
  • thing to focus on, number two,
  • 00:32:27.060 --> 00:32:29.090
  • is change back to
  • 00:32:29.090 --> 00:32:31.040
  • the way you were.
  • 00:32:31.040 --> 00:32:32.170
  • Change back to the way you were.
  • 00:32:32.170 --> 00:32:34.000
  • And I'm not saying change back
  • 00:32:34.000 --> 00:32:34.270
  • to the ugly person you were,
  • 00:32:34.270 --> 00:32:36.100
  • the horrible person you were,
  • 00:32:36.100 --> 00:32:37.100
  • the evil person you were,
  • 00:32:37.100 --> 00:32:38.210
  • the sinful nature person
  • 00:32:38.210 --> 00:32:40.000
  • you were.
  • 00:32:40.000 --> 00:32:40.210
  • Change back to the person God
  • 00:32:40.210 --> 00:32:42.230
  • always created you to be.
  • 00:32:42.230 --> 00:32:44.170
  • Change back to what happened
  • 00:32:44.170 --> 00:32:45.220
  • before Genesis chapter 3.
  • 00:32:45.220 --> 00:32:47.050
  • Change back.
  • 00:32:47.050 --> 00:32:47.250
  • Adam and Eve made a grave
  • 00:32:47.250 --> 00:32:50.030
  • mistake in chapter 3.
  • 00:32:50.030 --> 00:32:52.060
  • And then all of us, it changed
  • 00:32:52.060 --> 00:32:54.040
  • everything for everyone.
  • 00:32:54.040 --> 00:32:55.010
  • And we're all off topic now.
  • 00:32:55.010 --> 00:32:57.090
  • And Adam and Eve had to go
  • 00:32:57.090 --> 00:32:59.140
  • through the same thing you and I
  • 00:32:59.140 --> 00:33:00.280
  • have had to go through, and
  • 00:33:00.280 --> 00:33:02.060
  • that's that we've had to change
  • 00:33:02.060 --> 00:33:03.090
  • back to who we were meant to be,
  • 00:33:03.090 --> 00:33:06.030
  • change back to who God wants us
  • 00:33:06.030 --> 00:33:06.280
  • to be.
  • 00:33:08.090 --> 00:33:11.090
  • I've not read the book of Adam.
  • 00:33:11.130 --> 00:33:14.130
  • Apparently, there's a book of
  • 00:33:15.030 --> 00:33:18.030
  • Adam that is quite depressing in
  • 00:33:18.030 --> 00:33:19.170
  • tone and thoughts because he's
  • 00:33:20.000 --> 00:33:23.000
  • the first one that stuffed
  • 00:33:23.000 --> 00:33:25.090
  • it up for all of us.
  • 00:33:25.090 --> 00:33:26.190
  • And apparently, the weight of
  • 00:33:26.190 --> 00:33:27.280
  • those decisions in those scrolls
  • 00:33:28.180 --> 00:33:31.180
  • is quite alarming.
  • 00:33:31.180 --> 00:33:33.290
  • I always wondered,
  • 00:33:33.290 --> 00:33:35.060
  • this is completely off topic.
  • 00:33:35.060 --> 00:33:38.060
  • But I just wonder why Enoch in
  • 00:33:38.060 --> 00:33:40.000
  • Genesis, Enoch, there was a guy
  • 00:33:40.000 --> 00:33:42.250
  • called Enoch who lived for
  • 00:33:42.250 --> 00:33:44.200
  • 365 years.
  • 00:33:44.200 --> 00:33:45.270
  • They used to live for a long
  • 00:33:45.270 --> 00:33:46.170
  • time back then.
  • 00:33:46.170 --> 00:33:47.160
  • Everything's changed now.
  • 00:33:47.160 --> 00:33:49.080
  • Methuselah was the oldest person
  • 00:33:49.080 --> 00:33:51.110
  • recorded.
  • 00:33:51.110 --> 00:33:52.120
  • That was 969, wow.
  • 00:33:53.050 --> 00:33:56.050
  • Enoch lived for 65 years and
  • 00:33:56.130 --> 00:33:59.130
  • the Bible says, "Then he walked
  • 00:33:59.130 --> 00:34:00.260
  • with God for 300."
  • 00:34:00.260 --> 00:34:02.020
  • So at 365 he just disappeared.
  • 00:34:02.020 --> 00:34:03.160
  • The Lord took him.
  • 00:34:03.160 --> 00:34:04.250
  • The Bible says that, "God's
  • 00:34:04.250 --> 00:34:05.210
  • friendship with Enoch was so
  • 00:34:05.210 --> 00:34:06.250
  • strong that he just took him."
  • 00:34:06.250 --> 00:34:09.000
  • I've always wondered what
  • 00:34:09.000 --> 00:34:10.260
  • happened at 65.
  • 00:34:10.260 --> 00:34:12.280
  • What happened at 65 for Enoch
  • 00:34:12.280 --> 00:34:15.040
  • to have changed so suddenly and
  • 00:34:15.040 --> 00:34:17.180
  • just started walking with God,
  • 00:34:17.180 --> 00:34:18.260
  • and to have developed such
  • 00:34:18.260 --> 00:34:19.210
  • a radical friendship with God
  • 00:34:19.210 --> 00:34:21.020
  • that God took him?
  • 00:34:21.020 --> 00:34:22.230
  • He never had to die.
  • 00:34:22.230 --> 00:34:24.070
  • What was going on?
  • 00:34:24.070 --> 00:34:25.190
  • Well, I did some calculations as
  • 00:34:25.190 --> 00:34:26.210
  • I read through the genealogies
  • 00:34:26.210 --> 00:34:28.020
  • of the Bible.
  • 00:34:28.020 --> 00:34:28.280
  • And I worked out that Enoch
  • 00:34:28.280 --> 00:34:29.260
  • would have been alive
  • 00:34:29.260 --> 00:34:31.100
  • while Adam was still alive.
  • 00:34:31.220 --> 00:34:34.220
  • And there is no recording
  • 00:34:34.220 --> 00:34:35.290
  • of what I'm about to say.
  • 00:34:35.290 --> 00:34:37.090
  • I've got no idea.
  • 00:34:37.090 --> 00:34:38.010
  • I can't prove it.
  • 00:34:38.010 --> 00:34:38.210
  • I'm just wondering
  • 00:34:38.210 --> 00:34:40.050
  • whether Enoch bumped into Adam.
  • 00:34:40.230 --> 00:34:43.230
  • Just wondering.
  • 00:34:43.230 --> 00:34:46.160
  • What was it that changed Enoch?
  • 00:34:48.070 --> 00:34:51.070
  • And what is it
  • 00:34:51.070 --> 00:34:52.100
  • that's gonna change us?
  • 00:34:52.100 --> 00:34:53.280
  • Jesus tells the best story.
  • 00:34:54.040 --> 00:34:57.040
  • It's the most amazing story.
  • 00:34:57.040 --> 00:34:58.160
  • It's in Luke chapter 15.
  • 00:34:58.160 --> 00:35:00.170
  • And it's the story of the
  • 00:35:00.170 --> 00:35:01.090
  • prodigal son, or the lost son.
  • 00:35:01.090 --> 00:35:03.010
  • You would've heard about this
  • 00:35:03.010 --> 00:35:05.210
  • if you've been in church life
  • 00:35:05.210 --> 00:35:06.230
  • for a little while.
  • 00:35:06.230 --> 00:35:07.210
  • But Jesus tells a story about
  • 00:35:07.210 --> 00:35:08.160
  • a man, a father, who has
  • 00:35:08.160 --> 00:35:09.150
  • two sons.
  • 00:35:09.150 --> 00:35:10.110
  • And one of the sons,
  • 00:35:10.110 --> 00:35:11.080
  • the youngest son, decides to
  • 00:35:11.080 --> 00:35:12.240
  • come to the father and say, "Can
  • 00:35:12.240 --> 00:35:14.010
  • I have all of my inheritance?
  • 00:35:14.010 --> 00:35:15.200
  • Can you please give me all of
  • 00:35:15.200 --> 00:35:16.150
  • my inheritance now?"
  • 00:35:16.150 --> 00:35:17.210
  • And then takes his inheritance
  • 00:35:17.210 --> 00:35:19.280
  • and disappears from the family
  • 00:35:19.280 --> 00:35:21.100
  • home and goes and lives
  • 00:35:21.100 --> 00:35:23.050
  • a reprobate life,
  • 00:35:23.050 --> 00:35:25.050
  • a completely different life.
  • 00:35:25.050 --> 00:35:27.050
  • It just changed his whole
  • 00:35:27.050 --> 00:35:28.130
  • lifestyle, changed his morals,
  • 00:35:28.130 --> 00:35:29.190
  • changed everything, and just
  • 00:35:29.190 --> 00:35:30.130
  • went and basically ended up
  • 00:35:30.130 --> 00:35:31.170
  • losing everything.
  • 00:35:31.170 --> 00:35:32.210
  • And ended up in a pig sty,
  • 00:35:32.210 --> 00:35:34.200
  • feeding the pigs slop.
  • 00:35:34.200 --> 00:35:37.110
  • And Jesus talks about how this
  • 00:35:37.110 --> 00:35:38.210
  • son, whilst he was in that
  • 00:35:38.210 --> 00:35:40.110
  • darkest depths of his life,
  • 00:35:40.190 --> 00:35:43.190
  • remembered what life was like
  • 00:35:43.210 --> 00:35:46.210
  • for the servants
  • 00:35:46.210 --> 00:35:47.250
  • in his father's household.
  • 00:35:47.250 --> 00:35:49.190
  • Jesus says he came to his senses
  • 00:35:49.190 --> 00:35:51.110
  • and thought,
  • 00:35:51.110 --> 00:35:52.010
  • "I know what I'll do.
  • 00:35:52.010 --> 00:35:52.240
  • I'll go back to my father and
  • 00:35:52.240 --> 00:35:53.200
  • I will plead, I will apologize
  • 00:35:53.200 --> 00:35:55.000
  • and say, 'I'm so sorry.
  • 00:35:55.000 --> 00:35:55.250
  • I'm not worthy to be called
  • 00:35:55.250 --> 00:35:56.260
  • your son anymore.
  • 00:35:56.260 --> 00:35:57.250
  • But could I at least be one of
  • 00:35:57.250 --> 00:35:59.110
  • your servants?'
  • 00:35:59.110 --> 00:36:01.150
  • 'Cause being a servant in my
  • 00:36:01.150 --> 00:36:03.080
  • father's house is far greater
  • 00:36:03.080 --> 00:36:05.090
  • than living out here
  • 00:36:05.090 --> 00:36:06.110
  • disconnected."
  • 00:36:06.110 --> 00:36:07.250
  • And so he goes home.
  • 00:36:07.250 --> 00:36:08.250
  • He makes the trek home.
  • 00:36:08.250 --> 00:36:09.190
  • And what was astonishing to
  • 00:36:09.190 --> 00:36:11.020
  • the son, the wayward son,
  • 00:36:11.020 --> 00:36:12.280
  • is that when he gets back to
  • 00:36:12.280 --> 00:36:13.270
  • the father's house,
  • 00:36:13.270 --> 00:36:15.200
  • there's not an angry father
  • 00:36:15.200 --> 00:36:16.250
  • there to meet him.
  • 00:36:16.250 --> 00:36:17.190
  • There's not a father that's
  • 00:36:17.190 --> 00:36:18.120
  • disconnected or disinterested.
  • 00:36:18.120 --> 00:36:20.030
  • What he finds is a father that's
  • 00:36:20.030 --> 00:36:21.220
  • been waiting the whole time, and
  • 00:36:21.220 --> 00:36:23.220
  • embraces this wayward son, and
  • 00:36:23.220 --> 00:36:25.190
  • brings him in, and clothes him,
  • 00:36:25.190 --> 00:36:27.020
  • and cleans him up, and puts
  • 00:36:27.020 --> 00:36:28.090
  • a ring on his finger, and
  • 00:36:28.090 --> 00:36:29.140
  • adorns him with all glory and
  • 00:36:29.140 --> 00:36:31.130
  • great wealth from the family,
  • 00:36:31.130 --> 00:36:34.000
  • and brings him back into
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  • exactly what he was before.
  • 00:36:35.050 --> 00:36:37.160
  • The son had no idea that
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  • if he would just come back
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  • to the way he was,
  • 00:36:40.040 --> 00:36:41.000
  • the father would restore him.
  • 00:36:41.000 --> 00:36:43.100
  • And it's a story for all of us,
  • 00:36:43.100 --> 00:36:45.040
  • where, no matter how far we feel
  • 00:36:45.040 --> 00:36:46.290
  • like we've walked away, how far
  • 00:36:46.290 --> 00:36:48.040
  • we've gone, the invitation
  • 00:36:48.040 --> 00:36:49.250
  • from God is, "Just come back.
  • 00:36:49.250 --> 00:36:51.270
  • Come back to the way I've always
  • 00:36:51.270 --> 00:36:53.090
  • wanted you to be with me."
  • 00:36:53.090 --> 00:36:54.290
  • What will you find is if you
  • 00:36:54.290 --> 00:36:56.120
  • wanna come back to God and you
  • 00:36:56.120 --> 00:36:57.230
  • talk to one of the Christians in
  • 00:36:57.230 --> 00:36:58.250
  • one of our gatherings today, you
  • 00:36:58.250 --> 00:37:00.040
  • will find probably a similar
  • 00:37:00.040 --> 00:37:01.200
  • answer, where they will all say,
  • 00:37:01.200 --> 00:37:03.000
  • "I was a little bit nervous
  • 00:37:03.000 --> 00:37:04.200
  • coming back to God 'cause
  • 00:37:04.200 --> 00:37:05.180
  • I thought he would judge me
  • 00:37:05.180 --> 00:37:06.180
  • for all of my mistakes,
  • 00:37:06.180 --> 00:37:07.140
  • all of my sins.
  • 00:37:07.140 --> 00:37:08.160
  • And then when you start tellin'
  • 00:37:08.160 --> 00:37:09.140
  • me that God knows not just what
  • 00:37:09.140 --> 00:37:10.280
  • I've done and what I've said,
  • 00:37:10.280 --> 00:37:11.270
  • but everything I think,
  • 00:37:11.270 --> 00:37:12.180
  • I'm in trouble, man.
  • 00:37:12.180 --> 00:37:13.180
  • I am in so much trouble."
  • 00:37:13.180 --> 00:37:14.220
  • And so to come back to God,
  • 00:37:14.220 --> 00:37:15.160
  • you kinda come back nervously.
  • 00:37:15.160 --> 00:37:16.220
  • But what all of our stories are
  • 00:37:16.220 --> 00:37:18.090
  • the same is that when we come
  • 00:37:18.090 --> 00:37:19.290
  • back to God, God loves us.
  • 00:37:19.290 --> 00:37:22.260
  • It's like he's been waiting
  • 00:37:22.260 --> 00:37:23.190
  • the whole time.
  • 00:37:23.190 --> 00:37:24.210
  • "Why did it take me so long
  • 00:37:24.210 --> 00:37:25.260
  • to come back?"
  • 00:37:27.110 --> 00:37:30.110
  • So you've been changing
  • 00:37:30.110 --> 00:37:31.060
  • your whole life.
  • 00:37:31.060 --> 00:37:32.230
  • I'm just askin', why don't we
  • 00:37:33.110 --> 00:37:36.110
  • change back to who God's
  • 00:37:36.110 --> 00:37:38.090
  • always wanted us to be?
  • 00:37:38.090 --> 00:37:39.290
  • We've been our whole lives
  • 00:37:39.290 --> 00:37:41.160
  • daily.
  • 00:37:41.160 --> 00:37:42.200
  • Just little bits every day
  • 00:37:42.200 --> 00:37:43.260
  • is why we are who we are today.
  • 00:37:43.260 --> 00:37:45.280
  • So why don't we just change
  • 00:37:45.280 --> 00:37:46.250
  • little bits every day back into
  • 00:37:46.250 --> 00:37:48.120
  • who he wants us to be?
  • 00:37:48.120 --> 00:37:50.200
  • - male: When Joel A'Bell spoke
  • 00:37:55.000 --> 00:37:56.100
  • about, like, it being a good
  • 00:37:56.100 --> 00:37:58.130
  • thing, it's like making me know
  • 00:37:58.130 --> 00:37:59.240
  • that the growth that I'm gonna
  • 00:37:59.240 --> 00:38:01.070
  • go through isn't gonna affect my
  • 00:38:01.070 --> 00:38:04.020
  • life in a negative way at all,
  • 00:38:04.020 --> 00:38:05.210
  • but it's always
  • 00:38:05.210 --> 00:38:06.080
  • - male: For me, just
  • 00:38:13.000 --> 00:38:13.240
  • the message of change.
  • 00:38:13.240 --> 00:38:15.270
  • You know, I like Joel.
  • 00:38:15.270 --> 00:38:17.250
  • He's a real thinker.
  • 00:38:17.250 --> 00:38:19.120
  • He thinks about things.
  • 00:38:19.120 --> 00:38:20.080
  • He's a bit like me.
  • 00:38:20.080 --> 00:38:21.140
  • And just, sometimes the things
  • 00:38:21.140 --> 00:38:23.220
  • that are really obvious, like
  • 00:38:23.220 --> 00:38:26.200
  • our life is always changing,
  • 00:38:26.200 --> 00:38:27.290
  • and we're always changing.
  • 00:38:27.290 --> 00:38:29.210
  • And you know, to get close
  • 00:38:29.210 --> 00:38:31.050
  • to Christ we have to change.
  • 00:38:31.050 --> 00:38:33.060
  • And so it's just such an obvious
  • 00:38:33.060 --> 00:38:34.240
  • simple thing, but we often just
  • 00:38:34.240 --> 00:38:37.030
  • miss that in our daily life.
  • 00:38:37.030 --> 00:38:39.050
  • - male: I think the message
  • 00:38:39.050 --> 00:38:40.010
  • itself was perfect for what I'm
  • 00:38:40.010 --> 00:38:41.170
  • going through because I've,
  • 00:38:41.170 --> 00:38:42.210
  • actually, I just finished high
  • 00:38:42.210 --> 00:38:44.130
  • school so I just graduated.
  • 00:38:44.130 --> 00:38:46.050
  • And that change that's coming,
  • 00:38:46.050 --> 00:38:47.140
  • you know, you're not gonna
  • 00:38:47.140 --> 00:38:48.110
  • be used to it.
  • 00:38:48.110 --> 00:38:49.060
  • So things are just gonna
  • 00:38:49.060 --> 00:38:50.050
  • come at you.
  • 00:38:50.050 --> 00:38:50.260
  • And I think when Joel A'Bell
  • 00:38:50.260 --> 00:38:52.040
  • spoke about, like, it being
  • 00:38:52.040 --> 00:38:53.270
  • a good thing, it's like making
  • 00:38:53.270 --> 00:38:56.000
  • me know that the growth that
  • 00:38:56.000 --> 00:38:57.090
  • I'm gonna go through isn't gonna
  • 00:38:57.090 --> 00:38:58.230
  • affect my life in a negative way
  • 00:38:58.230 --> 00:39:01.220
  • at all, but it's always just
  • 00:39:01.220 --> 00:39:02.230
  • gonna benefit me for what God
  • 00:39:02.230 --> 00:39:04.030
  • wants for me in the future.
  • 00:39:04.030 --> 00:39:05.140
  • - male: You know, I think
  • 00:39:05.140 --> 00:39:06.260
  • it's just a bit scary.
  • 00:39:06.260 --> 00:39:08.250
  • I think we sort of establish
  • 00:39:08.250 --> 00:39:11.030
  • routines in lie, and we get
  • 00:39:11.030 --> 00:39:13.130
  • regular things happening.
  • 00:39:13.130 --> 00:39:14.210
  • We get a place to live.
  • 00:39:14.210 --> 00:39:16.120
  • And we get friends that we know.
  • 00:39:16.120 --> 00:39:17.240
  • So it's all about making things
  • 00:39:17.240 --> 00:39:20.090
  • stable and the same.
  • 00:39:20.090 --> 00:39:21.170
  • And then to change, we have to
  • 00:39:21.170 --> 00:39:23.260
  • sort of change some of that.
  • 00:39:23.260 --> 00:39:25.050
  • So it gets a bit unsettling.
  • 00:39:25.050 --> 00:39:26.090
  • - male: And oftentimes, the
  • 00:39:26.090 --> 00:39:27.180
  • change that isn't controlled by
  • 00:39:27.180 --> 00:39:29.110
  • you sometimes is confronting.
  • 00:39:29.110 --> 00:39:31.120
  • But I realized in my own life
  • 00:39:31.120 --> 00:39:34.070
  • that I can't control it.
  • 00:39:34.070 --> 00:39:36.010
  • I can only just lift it up
  • 00:39:36.010 --> 00:39:37.020
  • to him, and I can just
  • 00:39:37.020 --> 00:39:38.050
  • do my best to just
  • 00:39:38.050 --> 00:39:39.030
  • - Joel: Well, there you go.
  • 00:39:43.010 --> 00:39:44.040
  • I hope change was makin'
  • 00:39:44.040 --> 00:39:45.130
  • a whole lot of sense to you.
  • 00:39:45.130 --> 00:39:46.250
  • What I really wanted to do in
  • 00:39:46.250 --> 00:39:47.270
  • this message was to
  • 00:39:47.270 --> 00:39:48.280
  • help get rid of some of
  • 00:39:48.280 --> 00:39:50.070
  • the fears about change.
  • 00:39:50.070 --> 00:39:51.270
  • You know, I was researching with
  • 00:39:51.270 --> 00:39:52.250
  • psychiatrists and people.
  • 00:39:54.260 --> 00:39:56.020
  • They're always talking about
  • 00:39:56.020 --> 00:39:56.280
  • how we don't like change.
  • 00:39:56.280 --> 00:39:58.140
  • We don't want to change.
  • 00:39:58.140 --> 00:39:59.110
  • And we're afraid
  • 00:39:59.110 --> 00:40:00.080
  • of losing control.
  • 00:40:00.080 --> 00:40:01.140
  • Or we're afraid of
  • 00:40:01.140 --> 00:40:02.170
  • how life might be.
  • 00:40:02.170 --> 00:40:05.000
  • And even if it's a positive
  • 00:40:05.000 --> 00:40:06.000
  • change, we still like
  • 00:40:06.000 --> 00:40:07.170
  • the tried and the tested.
  • 00:40:07.170 --> 00:40:08.230
  • But at the end of the day,
  • 00:40:08.230 --> 00:40:10.040
  • it really comes down to those
  • 00:40:10.040 --> 00:40:10.250
  • two things.
  • 00:40:10.250 --> 00:40:11.270
  • It really does come down
  • 00:40:11.270 --> 00:40:13.100
  • to we've been changing
  • 00:40:13.100 --> 00:40:14.180
  • our whole lives.
  • 00:40:14.180 --> 00:40:15.130
  • We really have.
  • 00:40:15.130 --> 00:40:16.170
  • All of us have been changing.
  • 00:40:16.170 --> 00:40:17.130
  • We've been changing since
  • 00:40:17.130 --> 00:40:18.110
  • we arrived on earth.
  • 00:40:18.110 --> 00:40:19.190
  • We've been changing physically,
  • 00:40:19.190 --> 00:40:20.240
  • in the way we look,
  • 00:40:20.240 --> 00:40:21.290
  • in growing up.
  • 00:40:21.290 --> 00:40:23.030
  • Aches and pains,
  • 00:40:23.030 --> 00:40:23.260
  • my body's changing.
  • 00:40:23.260 --> 00:40:24.270
  • It's getting older.
  • 00:40:24.270 --> 00:40:25.230
  • You've been changing
  • 00:40:25.230 --> 00:40:26.240
  • your whole life.
  • 00:40:26.240 --> 00:40:27.150
  • Knowing that you've been
  • 00:40:27.150 --> 00:40:28.120
  • changing your whole life,
  • 00:40:28.120 --> 00:40:29.080
  • it's a great frame of reference.
  • 00:40:29.080 --> 00:40:31.020
  • Let's embrace change.
  • 00:40:31.020 --> 00:40:32.260
  • Let's accept it, knowing that
  • 00:40:32.260 --> 00:40:34.270
  • because we already are changing,
  • 00:40:34.270 --> 00:40:36.230
  • let's take ahold of change and
  • 00:40:36.230 --> 00:40:38.160
  • change in the right direction.
  • 00:40:38.160 --> 00:40:40.050
  • God has great plans for us.
  • 00:40:40.050 --> 00:40:41.160
  • He wants us to become like him.
  • 00:40:41.160 --> 00:40:43.120
  • And if we spend time with him in
  • 00:40:43.120 --> 00:40:44.270
  • his Word, with other Christians
  • 00:40:44.270 --> 00:40:47.030
  • at church, if we just spend time
  • 00:40:47.030 --> 00:40:48.170
  • with God, we actually change to
  • 00:40:48.170 --> 00:40:50.040
  • become like him.
  • 00:40:50.040 --> 00:40:51.160
  • We might not notice it straight
  • 00:40:51.160 --> 00:40:52.220
  • away, but eventually, hopefully
  • 00:40:52.220 --> 00:40:54.200
  • friends and family, and I think
  • 00:40:54.200 --> 00:40:55.260
  • you too as well, you will
  • 00:40:55.260 --> 00:40:57.040
  • actually start to notice it
  • 00:40:57.040 --> 00:40:58.000
  • as you look back.
  • 00:40:58.000 --> 00:40:59.140
  • So everyone's been changing
  • 00:40:59.140 --> 00:41:00.130
  • their whole lives.
  • 00:41:00.130 --> 00:41:01.100
  • And the second this is just
  • 00:41:01.100 --> 00:41:02.140
  • change back to who God always
  • 00:41:02.140 --> 00:41:04.090
  • wanted us to be.
  • 00:41:04.090 --> 00:41:05.060
  • Change back to that.
  • 00:41:05.060 --> 00:41:06.090
  • Change back to what God
  • 00:41:06.090 --> 00:41:07.080
  • originally intended us to be.
  • 00:41:07.080 --> 00:41:09.100
  • Well, you may not be everything
  • 00:41:09.100 --> 00:41:10.160
  • God wants you to be yet,
  • 00:41:10.160 --> 00:41:11.180
  • but thank God you're not
  • 00:41:11.180 --> 00:41:12.170
  • what you used to be.
  • 00:41:12.170 --> 00:41:13.240
  • Daily steps, small steps,
  • 00:41:13.240 --> 00:41:15.100
  • they're all okay.
  • 00:41:15.100 --> 00:41:16.160
  • I just wanted to encourage you
  • 00:41:16.160 --> 00:41:17.150
  • today that you are changing.
  • 00:41:17.150 --> 00:41:18.250
  • You have been changing.
  • 00:41:18.250 --> 00:41:19.250
  • And that we actually can change
  • 00:41:19.250 --> 00:41:21.040
  • back into who God wants us
  • 00:41:21.040 --> 00:41:22.080
  • to be.
  • 00:41:22.080 --> 00:41:22.280
  • And so as we do this together,
  • 00:41:22.280 --> 00:41:24.130
  • do this journey together,
  • 00:41:24.130 --> 00:41:25.120
  • stay online with us.
  • 00:41:25.120 --> 00:41:26.090
  • Keep connecting.
  • 00:41:26.090 --> 00:41:27.070
  • Come back again to the program.
  • 00:41:27.070 --> 00:41:28.110
  • And we'll keep doing
  • 00:41:28.110 --> 00:41:29.090
  • this series together.
  • 00:41:29.090 --> 00:41:30.020
  • God bless you.
  • 00:41:30.020 --> 00:41:30.230
  • Thanks for bein'
  • 00:41:30.230 --> 00:41:31.140
  • at Hillsong Church Sydney.
  • 00:41:31.140 --> 00:41:32.060
  • - Brian: Well, thanks
  • 00:41:35.240 --> 00:41:36.130
  • for joining us.
  • 00:41:36.130 --> 00:41:37.160
  • I hope you're being encouraged
  • 00:41:37.160 --> 00:41:38.220
  • and uplifted as you hear
  • 00:41:38.220 --> 00:41:39.240
  • teaching from across the global
  • 00:41:39.240 --> 00:41:41.110
  • I don't know
  • 00:41:43.150 --> 00:41:44.130
  • your current circumstances.
  • 00:41:44.130 --> 00:41:45.200
  • I may never have the opportunity
  • 00:41:45.200 --> 00:41:47.070
  • to meet with you in person.
  • 00:41:47.070 --> 00:41:49.010
  • But what I do know
  • 00:41:49.010 --> 00:41:50.230
  • and can tell you today,
  • 00:41:50.230 --> 00:41:52.110
  • with the utmost confidence,
  • 00:41:52.110 --> 00:41:53.060
  • is that God loves you.
  • 00:41:53.060 --> 00:41:54.260
  • The Savior of the world,
  • 00:41:54.260 --> 00:41:56.090
  • the Maker of heaven and earth,
  • 00:41:56.090 --> 00:41:58.020
  • knows you, loves you, and
  • 00:41:58.020 --> 00:41:59.200
  • desires relationship with you.
  • 00:41:59.200 --> 00:42:01.280
  • Here at Hillsong Church,
  • 00:42:01.280 --> 00:42:03.100
  • we believe the Bible is
  • 00:42:03.100 --> 00:42:04.180
  • the inspired Word of God,
  • 00:42:04.180 --> 00:42:06.030
  • that it is as relevant today
  • 00:42:06.030 --> 00:42:07.230
  • as the day it was written.
  • 00:42:09.180 --> 00:42:12.180
  • The very nature of the gospel
  • 00:42:12.180 --> 00:42:14.240
  • is inclusive, not exclusive.
  • 00:42:14.240 --> 00:42:17.040
  • Everyone, you and me, we're
  • 00:42:17.040 --> 00:42:19.180
  • invited into the story of grace,
  • 00:42:19.180 --> 00:42:21.150
  • invited into a life filled
  • 00:42:21.150 --> 00:42:22.270
  • with passion, with purpose,
  • 00:42:22.270 --> 00:42:24.200
  • perspective, and peace.
  • 00:42:24.200 --> 00:42:26.020
  • We believe in a God who designed
  • 00:42:26.020 --> 00:42:27.200
  • you and me for a personal
  • 00:42:27.200 --> 00:42:29.100
  • relationship with him,
  • 00:42:29.100 --> 00:42:30.240
  • and healthy relationships
  • 00:42:30.240 --> 00:42:32.100
  • with each other.
  • 00:42:32.100 --> 00:42:33.180
  • Too many people misconceive God.
  • 00:42:33.180 --> 00:42:35.160
  • They believe he's waiting
  • 00:42:35.160 --> 00:42:36.250
  • to judge and punish them.
  • 00:42:36.250 --> 00:42:38.200
  • Yet Jesus says that,
  • 00:42:38.200 --> 00:42:39.280
  • "He didn't come to condemn
  • 00:42:39.280 --> 00:42:41.030
  • the world, but to save it."
  • 00:42:41.030 --> 00:42:42.250
  • The Bible tells us that,
  • 00:42:42.250 --> 00:42:44.050
  • "While we were still sinners,
  • 00:42:44.050 --> 00:42:45.210
  • Christ died for us."
  • 00:42:45.210 --> 00:42:47.070
  • He died in our place so that
  • 00:42:47.070 --> 00:42:48.210
  • we could have the full,
  • 00:42:48.210 --> 00:42:49.290
  • abundant life that he promises.
  • 00:42:49.290 --> 00:42:51.220
  • Through that death on the cross
  • 00:42:51.220 --> 00:42:53.160
  • and the power of his grace,
  • 00:42:53.160 --> 00:42:54.210
  • God can turn around
  • 00:42:54.210 --> 00:42:56.200
  • the most devastating sin
  • 00:42:56.200 --> 00:42:57.270
  • or failure in our lives.
  • 00:42:58.010 --> 00:43:01.030
  • What is it you need today?
  • 00:43:01.030 --> 00:43:03.210
  • Perhaps it's peace or joy.
  • 00:43:03.210 --> 00:43:05.090
  • Maybe it's simply
  • 00:43:05.090 --> 00:43:06.000
  • a relationship, comfort,
  • 00:43:06.000 --> 00:43:07.200
  • or wisdom.
  • 00:43:07.200 --> 00:43:08.240
  • His grace provides an answer
  • 00:43:08.240 --> 00:43:10.010
  • to every problem, a way through
  • 00:43:10.010 --> 00:43:11.260
  • every obstacle, an enabling
  • 00:43:11.260 --> 00:43:14.070
  • power to do what we can't do
  • 00:43:14.070 --> 00:43:15.160
  • in our own power.
  • 00:43:15.160 --> 00:43:17.060
  • When we learn that of the free,
  • 00:43:17.060 --> 00:43:18.100
  • unmerited favor of God,
  • 00:43:18.100 --> 00:43:20.030
  • we discover his grace
  • 00:43:20.030 --> 00:43:21.170
  • is all-encompassing,
  • 00:43:21.170 --> 00:43:22.240
  • and all-sufficient.
  • 00:43:22.240 --> 00:43:24.030
  • Can I encourage you today?
  • 00:43:24.030 --> 00:43:25.140
  • If you don't know this Jesus
  • 00:43:25.140 --> 00:43:26.220
  • I'm talking about, consider
  • 00:43:26.220 --> 00:43:28.140
  • giving your life to him.
  • 00:43:28.140 --> 00:43:30.030
  • It's my desire that you would
  • 00:43:30.030 --> 00:43:31.200
  • make the decision today to allow
  • 00:43:31.200 --> 00:43:33.190
  • the work of Jesus to take
  • 00:43:33.190 --> 00:43:35.040
  • instant effect in your life,
  • 00:43:35.040 --> 00:43:37.080
  • to bring forgiveness,
  • 00:43:37.080 --> 00:43:38.200
  • and restore you to full
  • 00:43:38.200 --> 00:43:39.250
  • relationship with God.
  • 00:43:39.250 --> 00:43:41.130
  • Jesus said, "I am the way,
  • 00:43:41.130 --> 00:43:43.020
  • the truth, and the life.
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  • And everyone who calls
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  • on the name of the Lord
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  • will be saved."
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  • God already knows you.
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  • Now he wants to be known by you.
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  • It's as simple as this.
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  • Ask him to be the Lord
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  • of your life.
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  • Confess that, like all of us,
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  • you have sinned, and ask him
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  • to wash you clean and help you
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  • to walk with him.
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  • I believe he will do exactly
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  • what you ask, and that even now,
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  • you can be free, cleansed
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  • and blameless in his sight.
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  • And if you're in vibrant and
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  • personal relationship with God
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  • already, my prayer is that you
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  • too would discover more of who
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  • he is today, that you would find
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  • a great local church, immerse
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  • yourself in the truth of his
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  • Word, and surround yourself
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  • with other believers who can
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  • encourage you on the journey.
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  • When Bobbie and I started
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  • Hillsong Church, now well over
  • 00:44:31.100 --> 00:44:33.140
  • 30 years ago, it was our desire
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  • to have a congregation that was
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  • youthful in spirit, generous
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  • at heart, faith-filled in
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  • confession, loving in nature,
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  • and inclusive in expression.
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  • Sadly, I recognize that not
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  • every community has a healthy
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  • expression of the local church.
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  • And that's where we need also to
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  • be planted in the Word of God
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  • so that we can speak to our own
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  • soul, claim victory,
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  • and rise up in Jesus' name.
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  • I pray you'll continue to join
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  • us here on the Hillsong Channel
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  • as we dig deeper into the things
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  • of God, meditate on the truth of
  • 00:45:03.290 --> 00:45:06.030
  • his Word, encourage one another
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  • through life's tragedies, and
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  • discover our unique callings,
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  • passions, and purpose.
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  • I believe that together we can
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  • grow in our faith, learn to live
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  • like Jesus, and continue to
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  • share the good news of
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  • the gospel in order that all
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  • might come to know the power and
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  • purpose found in Jesus' name.
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  • Like a mighty storm
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  • stir within my soul
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  • Lord, have your way
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  • Here I am down on my knees
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  • surrendering all
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  • Find me here, Lord
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  • as you draw me near
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  • desperate for you
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  • I'm desperate for you
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  • I'm desperate for you
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  • Drench my soul as mercy
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  • and grace unfold
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  • I hunger and thirst
  • 00:47:02.270 --> 00:47:05.270
  • I hunger and thirst
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  • With arms stretched wide
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  • I know you hear my cry
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  • Speak to me now
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  • Speak to me now
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  • I surrender
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  • I surrender
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  • I wanna know you more
  • 00:47:41.170 --> 00:47:44.170
  • I wanna know you more
  • 00:47:46.120 --> 00:47:49.120
  • I surrender
  • 00:47:51.010 --> 00:47:54.010
  • I surrender
  • 00:47:55.210 --> 00:47:58.210
  • I wanna know you more
  • 00:48:00.260 --> 00:48:03.260
  • I wanna know you more
  • 00:48:03.260 --> 00:48:12.220
  • Like a rushing wind
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  • Jesus, breathe within
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  • Lord, have your way
  • 00:48:37.140 --> 00:48:40.040
  • Lord, have your way in me
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  • Like a mighty storm
  • 00:48:49.050 --> 00:48:52.050
  • stir within my soul
  • 00:48:53.200 --> 00:48:56.200
  • Lord, have your way
  • 00:48:56.220 --> 00:48:59.220
  • Lord, have your way in me
  • 00:49:03.150 --> 00:49:06.150
  • Like a rushing wind
  • 00:49:08.110 --> 00:49:11.110
  • Jesus, breathe within
  • 00:49:12.280 --> 00:49:15.280
  • Lord, have your way
  • 00:49:15.280 --> 00:49:18.190
  • Lord, have your way in me
  • 00:49:22.280 --> 00:49:25.280
  • Like a mighty storm
  • 00:49:27.140 --> 00:49:30.140
  • stir within my soul
  • 00:49:32.080 --> 00:49:35.080
  • Lord, have your way
  • 00:49:35.080 --> 00:49:37.200
  • Lord, have your way
  • 00:49:37.200 --> 00:49:47.160
  • Like a rushing wind
  • 00:50:05.250 --> 00:50:08.250
  • Jesus, breathe within
  • 00:50:10.120 --> 00:50:13.120
  • Lord, have your way
  • 00:50:13.120 --> 00:50:15.240
  • Lord, have your way in me
  • 00:50:20.060 --> 00:50:23.060
  • Like a mighty storm
  • 00:50:25.000 --> 00:50:28.000
  • stir within my soul
  • 00:50:29.150 --> 00:50:32.150
  • Lord, have your way
  • 00:50:32.150 --> 00:50:34.250
  • Lord, have your way in me
  • 00:50:39.050 --> 00:50:42.050
  • Lord, have your way
  • 00:50:42.050 --> 00:50:44.170
  • Lord, have your way in me
  • 00:50:48.270 --> 00:50:51.270
  • I surrender
  • 00:50:53.160 --> 00:50:56.160
  • I surrender
  • 00:50:58.110 --> 00:51:01.130
  • I wanna know you more
  • 00:51:03.020 --> 00:51:06.020
  • I wanna know you more
  • 00:51:07.270 --> 00:51:10.270
  • I surrender
  • 00:51:12.220 --> 00:51:15.220
  • I surrender
  • 00:51:17.150 --> 00:51:20.150
  • I wanna know you more
  • 00:51:22.010 --> 00:51:25.010