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Cutting Through the Crowd Part 2

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March 16, 2018
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Cutting Through the Crowd Part 2

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  • - Hi and welcome to Church by the Glades.
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  • We're so excited you're here today.
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  • In the next few moments we're going
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  • to hear from Pastor David Hughes
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  • as he shares about how we can live life to the fullest.
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  • So stick around.
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  • It's going to be a ton of fun
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  • and I know you'll be encouraged.
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  • - At Church by the Glades, we like
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  • to say no perfect people allowed
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  • which means that no matter where you are in life,
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  • you will be welcomed when you visit.
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  • In case you haven't checked us out yet,
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  • here's a sneak peek at some of what
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  • you can expect at Church by the Glades.
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  • I was goin' down
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  • Thought it was for the count
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  • Then I found your love
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  • I had wandered off
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  • Thought I had gone too far
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  • There I found your love
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  • Fear I used to know
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  • Can't stop me anymore
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  • Cause I found your love
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  • When I feel alone
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  • I have a place to go
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  • Cause I found your love
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  • Great was the debt of sin
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  • Grace brought me back again
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  • Now I am rising up
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  • Won by the saviors love
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  • Your love is higher than the stars
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  • Declaring who you are your love
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  • Uncontainable your love
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  • Is deep enough to reach
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  • The deepest part of me your love
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  • Uncontainable you love
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  • Fear I used to know
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  • Can't stop me anymore
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  • Cause I found your love
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  • When I feel alone
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  • I have a place to go
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  • Cause I found your love
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  • Great was the debt of sin
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  • Grace brought me back again
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  • Now I am rising up
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  • Won by the saviors love
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  • Your love is higher than the stars
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  • Declaring who you are your love
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  • Uncontainable your love
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  • Is deep enough to reach
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  • The deepest part of me your love
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  • Uncontainable your love
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  • Nothing no nothing contains your love
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  • Nothing no nothing can change your love
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  • Nothing no nothing contains your love
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  • Nothing no nothing can change your love
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  • Nothing no nothing contains your love
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  • Nothing no nothing can change your love
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  • Nothing no nothing contains your love
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  • Nothing no nothing can change your love
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  • Is higher than the stars
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  • Declaring who you are your love
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  • Uncontainable your love
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  • Is deep enough to reach
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  • The deepest part of me your love
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  • Uncontainable your love
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  • Is higher than the stars
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  • Declaring who you are your love
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  • Uncontainable your love
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  • Is deep enough to reach
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  • The deepest part of me your love
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  • Uncontainable your love
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  • Nothing no nothing contains your love
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  • Nothing no nothing can change your love
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  • Nothing no nothing contains your love
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  • Nothing no nothing can change your love
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  • - Alright guys, it's time to go ahead
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  • and get into the teaching.
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  • If you've got a Bible nearby, go ahead and grab it
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  • or pull it up on your mobile device.
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  • You might also want to take some notes.
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  • We really believe that the next few moments
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  • can make a big impact in your life.
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  • Let's watch together.
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  • - It was not just tolerated
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  • that you're expected to be a racist.
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  • Basically, every people group hated
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  • every other people group.
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  • It was barbaric, it was violent.
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  • Non-Jews were antisemitic and hated the Jews,
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  • and the Jews, as a defense mechanism
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  • for generations of persecution, were anti-Gentile,
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  • but it was everybody.
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  • The Romans looked down their noses
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  • at everyone else in the empire.
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  • The Greeks looked down their noses at the Romans.
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  • The Egyptians felt superior.
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  • And all these groups--
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  • The sexes, there was sexism.
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  • Men treated women like property
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  • or chad on the ancient world.
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  • Division between slave and free,
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  • rich and poor, educated--
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  • It was a divided, segmented world.
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  • There were insiders and a whole bunch of outsiders.
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  • In the face of that division,
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  • the Bible proclaims that this eternal life,
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  • this relationship with God, this grace is for whosoever.
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  • - [Audience] Yes
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  • - Open invitation.
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  • Don't care who you are, what you look like,
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  • what you know, what you don't, what you have,
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  • what you don't.
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  • You're invited.
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  • (audience applauding)
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  • It was a shocker.
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  • Those people are invited?
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  • They get in?
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  • She's allowed?
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  • He can be part of this?
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  • (audience laughing)
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  • Now, we wouldn't exclude anybody now based on
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  • how much money they make, or where they come from,
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  • or the language they speak.
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  • Listen, some of y'all think about the whosoever part
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  • you're like, "Wait a minute.
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  • "Wait a minute, David.
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  • "There's some pretty messy people out there."
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  • There's some pretty broken people, man.
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  • Gonna be a lot of mistakes, right.
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  • Sinful people out there.
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  • There's some really dysfunctional people.
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  • Does it really?
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  • Does whosoever really mean whosoever?
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  • And I would answer, Matthew, Chapter 8.
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  • Matthew, Chapter 8, let me show you a marginalized person,
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  • a messy person, and look at Jesus's response.
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  • Again, he's dealing with the multitude.
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  • He's dealing with the crowd.
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  • He connected with the crowd, but here's my premise.
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  • He would cut through the crowd
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  • to touch and transform the one.
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  • So somebody shows up.
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  • So there's these giant crowds.
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  • The sermon's done.
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  • Disciple like, "These people won't leave us alone.
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  • "Church is over.
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  • "Go home.
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  • "Pack up the camel, take the kids, get outta here."
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  • They're following Jesus.
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  • What happens is, Verse 1 Verse 2 on the screen right now.
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  • When Jesus came down from the mountainside,
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  • large crowds followed him.
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  • Get ready, a man with...
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  • - [Audience] Leprosy.
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  • - Great reading, a man with leprosy came, knelt before him
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  • and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."
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  • A man with leprosy.
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  • That would be the modern equivalent
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  • is HD or Hansen's Disease.
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  • It still exists.
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  • Now we have medicines.
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  • We can't cure it, but medicines
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  • to treat the most severe symptoms today.
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  • Guess what?
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  • About 90% of the modern population is now immune to leprosy,
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  • but in the ancient world, it was the most dread
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  • of all disease.
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  • It was a death sentence every single time.
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  • There was no medicine to help you.
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  • If you contracted this highly infectious disease,
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  • it would show up in the skin.
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  • Leviticus 13.
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  • There'd be lesions and bleeding sores,
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  • and then tumor-like swelling.
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  • It would start in the extremities.
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  • Eventually your body, though you're still alive,
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  • would begin to decay and you'd lose fingers and toes.
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  • Finally, it would disfigure your face.
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  • You might lose your nose, your ears.
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  • Then your body was rotting while you were alive.
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  • There's this horrific smell.
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  • Then eventually it would attack the internal organs,
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  • the immune system, and you would die.
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  • Maybe here is why God put Leviticus 13
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  • and Numbers, Chapter 5 Verse 2 in the Bible
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  • as a precaution 'cause this disease was so infectious
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  • in the ancient world.
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  • If you contracted this, if you're pronounced a leper,
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  • you were not just sick, physically.
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  • You were unclean.
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  • And you had to stay away from everybody.
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  • They prescribe a six-foot halo.
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  • No one could come within six feet on a normal day.
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  • On a windy day, 150 feet.
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  • Why?
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  • Cause they actually found out
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  • it's not just transmitted by touch,
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  • but through the air as well.
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  • Because there was no cure and such a horrific way to die,
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  • if you contracted leprosy, it was horrible on every level.
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  • Physically, emotionally, relationally.
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  • If you were pronounced by the priest
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  • 'cause they would examine you one time.
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  • Then isolate you for seven days
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  • and examine you a second time, then third time.
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  • They said you're a leper, you're unclean,
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  • you couldn't even kiss your wife goodbye.
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  • You couldn't hug your kids goodbye.
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  • So here's this man.
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  • He's so desperate.
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  • Why?
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  • He has lost literally everything he has.
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  • His status, his job, his home.
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  • He lives in a leper colony.
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  • He's eventually gonna die
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  • a very lonely, lonely, lonely death.
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  • You see, dysfunction, brokenness comes
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  • in all shapes and sizes.
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  • Anybody here messy?
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  • - [Audience] Yeah!
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  • I'm not moment if you have leprosy.
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  • Anybody here got some issues?
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  • Got some issues, got some brokenness, got some sin?
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  • Raise your hand.
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  • You got somethin' in your life you're ashamed of,
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  • raise your hand.
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  • Some of ya lyin' in church.
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  • Raise your hand.
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  • (audience laughing)
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  • In case you have this preconception,
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  • you know the church is a bunch of perfect people
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  • or almost perfect people.
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  • Nope.
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  • Workin' on it.
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  • Serious about it.
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  • Tryin' to get better.
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  • You won't see a better version of me,
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  • but a lot of us got some issues.
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  • Now some of us, we got issues.
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  • We're so messed up, we can't hope to hide it.
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  • There's some beautiful train wreck people
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  • in the room right now.
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  • Train wreck people.
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  • (audience cheering)
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  • You limp through the door.
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  • You are an absolute mess.
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  • Your lift, your issues are blatant.
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  • You can't hide it.
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  • You're here.
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  • That's awesome.
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  • If you're an utter disaster in every area,
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  • but you made it to church, well done.
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  • But you're a train wreck person.
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  • You can't hide it if you wanted to.
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  • In fact, it's so bad in your life,
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  • people almost don't see you anymore
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  • or see your humanity.
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  • They just see your issue.
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  • Here's the interesting thing,
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  • there are more than a few lepers
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  • that show up in the New Testament.
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  • We don't get their names.
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  • Notice the story didn't say,
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  • "And Bob, the leper, came to Jesus.
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  • "Larry the leper came running--"
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  • No, we don't get their names.
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  • When they have names, they're humans.
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  • They have families.
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  • They have jobs, they have position.
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  • But all that's gone.
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  • All that is consumed by their dysfunction,
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  • and they're just known as lepers.
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  • Sometimes in life that happens.
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  • People, they label you by your limitation.
  • 00:11:11.100 --> 00:11:13.110
  • They define you by your dysfunction.
  • 00:11:13.110 --> 00:11:15.120
  • When you come up they don't say,
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  • "Hey, there's Susan.
  • 00:11:16.080 --> 00:11:17.100
  • "There's the alcoholic.
  • 00:11:17.100 --> 00:11:18.240
  • "There's the addict.
  • 00:11:18.240 --> 00:11:20.150
  • "There's broke, busted, can't keep a job."
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  • They miss your humanity.
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  • Train wreck people.
  • 00:11:28.110 --> 00:11:29.240
  • This guy was a train wreck, man his life--
  • 00:11:29.240 --> 00:11:32.000
  • Or maybe not.
  • 00:11:32.000 --> 00:11:33.130
  • Sometimes people are broken, but they hide it.
  • 00:11:33.130 --> 00:11:35.100
  • Sometimes...
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  • Be careful who you're jealous of.
  • 00:11:38.160 --> 00:11:40.150
  • "Oh, if I had her husband.
  • 00:11:41.140 --> 00:11:43.110
  • "If I lived in that house, drove their car.
  • 00:11:43.110 --> 00:11:45.160
  • "Look at their kids.
  • 00:11:45.160 --> 00:11:46.280
  • "Their kids' good lookin', make straight A's,
  • 00:11:46.280 --> 00:11:47.220
  • "don't have any pimples.
  • 00:11:47.220 --> 00:11:48.290
  • "If I had her life, I'd be so happy."
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  • You don't know.
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  • You don't know what they're dealing with.
  • 00:11:51.200 --> 00:11:54.100
  • No about the brokenness inside?
  • 00:11:54.100 --> 00:11:56.180
  • I'm able to hold my microphone now.
  • 00:11:58.170 --> 00:12:00.050
  • I can do this.
  • 00:12:00.050 --> 00:12:01.100
  • (audience applauding)
  • 00:12:01.100 --> 00:12:02.230
  • If you're a guest, I had a torn rotator cuff,
  • 00:12:02.230 --> 00:12:05.230
  • torn bicep, and all this stuff in my shoulder
  • 00:12:05.230 --> 00:12:08.090
  • and I had surgery like 7 1/2 weeks.
  • 00:12:08.090 --> 00:12:09.280
  • Dr. Gelb, thank you for takin' care of me.
  • 00:12:09.280 --> 00:12:12.140
  • I've been in a sling.
  • 00:12:12.140 --> 00:12:13.230
  • It's so embarrassing.
  • 00:12:13.230 --> 00:12:15.010
  • Therapy right now, I'm up to a one pound weight
  • 00:12:15.010 --> 00:12:18.110
  • and it's pink.
  • 00:12:18.110 --> 00:12:19.090
  • How embarrassing is that.
  • 00:12:19.090 --> 00:12:20.110
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:12:20.110 --> 00:12:21.090
  • So that's where I am.
  • 00:12:21.090 --> 00:12:22.160
  • But the crazy thing is before the surgery,
  • 00:12:22.160 --> 00:12:26.040
  • I looked okay.
  • 00:12:26.040 --> 00:12:27.260
  • Once I tore my rotator cuff, I couldn't do a lot
  • 00:12:29.090 --> 00:12:31.070
  • of things in the gym.
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  • Mark, you understand.
  • 00:12:32.130 --> 00:12:33.110
  • But you're hurt in the gym.
  • 00:12:33.110 --> 00:12:34.260
  • I'm not in my 20s anymore, so you just compensate.
  • 00:12:34.260 --> 00:12:36.140
  • You find other exercises you can do.
  • 00:12:36.140 --> 00:12:38.080
  • I can't do this exercise so I'll do this exercise.
  • 00:12:38.080 --> 00:12:40.070
  • What happened was because my shoulder was injured,
  • 00:12:40.070 --> 00:12:42.220
  • though it looked fine.
  • 00:12:42.220 --> 00:12:44.060
  • 'Cause it's injured, I start puttin' this pressure
  • 00:12:44.060 --> 00:12:45.250
  • on other body parts and that's probably
  • 00:12:45.250 --> 00:12:47.150
  • how I tore my bicep.
  • 00:12:47.150 --> 00:12:48.260
  • I was trying to compensate for my shoulder.
  • 00:12:48.260 --> 00:12:50.120
  • I had this pain on my neck all the time
  • 00:12:50.120 --> 00:12:52.020
  • 'cause I was compensating.
  • 00:12:52.020 --> 00:12:53.060
  • See, listen...
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  • But I didn't quit.
  • 00:12:54.180 --> 00:12:55.200
  • Don't give into the pain.
  • 00:12:55.200 --> 00:12:57.100
  • Don't you's quit 'cause life hurts, right.
  • 00:12:57.100 --> 00:12:59.170
  • Listen, denial is sometimes an underrated coping mechanism.
  • 00:12:59.170 --> 00:13:03.280
  • You do denial for a little bit,
  • 00:13:03.280 --> 00:13:06.010
  • but if you spend your life hiding the pain,
  • 00:13:06.010 --> 00:13:08.130
  • ignoring the pain, and compensating,
  • 00:13:08.130 --> 00:13:10.000
  • eventually it catches up with you.
  • 00:13:10.000 --> 00:13:11.160
  • Some of your right now, you're hiding your pain pretty well,
  • 00:13:11.160 --> 00:13:14.150
  • but you're compensating.
  • 00:13:14.150 --> 00:13:15.290
  • So parts of your life are feeling this pressure
  • 00:13:15.290 --> 00:13:17.210
  • and stress they shouldn't.
  • 00:13:17.210 --> 00:13:19.270
  • Like your marriage.
  • 00:13:19.270 --> 00:13:21.080
  • Your marriage is a loveless marriage right now
  • 00:13:21.080 --> 00:13:22.210
  • so you put this emotional burden on your kids
  • 00:13:22.210 --> 00:13:24.210
  • and you're overly involved with your kids.
  • 00:13:24.210 --> 00:13:26.130
  • Your kids are not designed by God to bear
  • 00:13:26.130 --> 00:13:27.270
  • that kind of load so your kids are stressed out.
  • 00:13:27.270 --> 00:13:30.030
  • You're dealing with this emotional pain
  • 00:13:31.110 --> 00:13:33.200
  • instead of dealing with the pain inside, you self-medicate.
  • 00:13:33.200 --> 00:13:35.140
  • You compensate with alcohol.
  • 00:13:35.140 --> 00:13:38.000
  • Maybe you're a workaholic
  • 00:13:38.000 --> 00:13:40.030
  • and the reason you're a workaholic's
  • 00:13:40.030 --> 00:13:41.110
  • 'cause your dad never affirmed you as a kid.
  • 00:13:41.110 --> 00:13:43.110
  • So I'm gonna work and achieve and gain.
  • 00:13:43.110 --> 00:13:45.040
  • You're dad's even dead.
  • 00:13:45.040 --> 00:13:46.140
  • You're compensating.
  • 00:13:46.140 --> 00:13:47.290
  • You're putting this pressure on your life, that strain.
  • 00:13:47.290 --> 00:13:50.060
  • See, here's why Leviticus 13 is in the Bible.
  • 00:13:51.170 --> 00:13:54.090
  • It tells me this guy was not far along in the disease.
  • 00:13:55.220 --> 00:13:58.010
  • This guy wasn't full-blown leper that people could see
  • 00:13:58.010 --> 00:14:00.110
  • where his hands are falling off and his face.
  • 00:14:00.110 --> 00:14:02.250
  • He's probably early on in the disease
  • 00:14:02.250 --> 00:14:05.040
  • and because maybe he's not even diagnosed,
  • 00:14:05.040 --> 00:14:07.000
  • if he just adjust his cloak.
  • 00:14:07.000 --> 00:14:08.270
  • Maybe he has some sores on his face.
  • 00:14:08.270 --> 00:14:10.060
  • Maybe some lesions on his hands.
  • 00:14:10.060 --> 00:14:11.220
  • If he hides his hand.
  • 00:14:11.220 --> 00:14:12.210
  • If he he move--
  • 00:14:12.210 --> 00:14:13.290
  • He can hide it.
  • 00:14:13.290 --> 00:14:15.070
  • I don't want to infect or hurt anybody else,
  • 00:14:15.070 --> 00:14:17.050
  • but if they discover me, I'm an outcast.
  • 00:14:17.050 --> 00:14:21.070
  • If they discover me, they stigmatize me.
  • 00:14:21.070 --> 00:14:23.210
  • If they discover me, I'm gonna hide my dysfunction.
  • 00:14:23.210 --> 00:14:26.260
  • A lot of us, that's what we do, man.
  • 00:14:29.040 --> 00:14:30.060
  • We fake it.
  • 00:14:30.060 --> 00:14:31.110
  • Church people, we're some of the biggest fakers out there.
  • 00:14:32.240 --> 00:14:35.190
  • Not that we're bad or we're phonies.
  • 00:14:37.050 --> 00:14:39.060
  • Yeah, church people hippocrits.
  • 00:14:39.060 --> 00:14:40.260
  • I don't go to church 'cause they're hippocrits.
  • 00:14:40.260 --> 00:14:42.120
  • Shut up.
  • 00:14:42.120 --> 00:14:43.230
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:14:43.230 --> 00:14:45.230
  • Everybody's a hippocrit.
  • 00:14:45.230 --> 00:14:47.160
  • You come to church, one more's not gonna hurt, alright.
  • 00:14:47.160 --> 00:14:50.030
  • I think why we do it sometimes is 'cause you've been
  • 00:14:51.130 --> 00:14:52.280
  • a Christian for awhile and you're suppose to be gettin'
  • 00:14:52.280 --> 00:14:54.040
  • your act together.
  • 00:14:54.040 --> 00:14:55.150
  • So it be lookin' more like Jesus,
  • 00:14:55.150 --> 00:14:56.220
  • but you got this hole in your game
  • 00:14:56.220 --> 00:14:58.040
  • and you can feel this pressure,
  • 00:14:58.040 --> 00:14:59.180
  • but let people know I got this issue in my life.
  • 00:14:59.180 --> 00:15:01.070
  • So you hide it.
  • 00:15:01.070 --> 00:15:02.020
  • You fake it.
  • 00:15:02.020 --> 00:15:02.270
  • But we all got issues.
  • 00:15:02.270 --> 00:15:03.270
  • Everybody raise their hand, or should've raised it.
  • 00:15:05.090 --> 00:15:07.010
  • We've all got--
  • 00:15:07.010 --> 00:15:08.090
  • I mean, we got issues everyday of the week.
  • 00:15:08.090 --> 00:15:09.200
  • We got issues on Sunday morning.
  • 00:15:09.200 --> 00:15:11.280
  • Listen, some of y'all need to go
  • 00:15:11.280 --> 00:15:13.130
  • to a Saturday night service or a Sunday night service
  • 00:15:13.130 --> 00:15:16.030
  • because it's so hard gettin' kids ready on Sunday morning.
  • 00:15:16.030 --> 00:15:18.050
  • The devil works overtime with families.
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  • You got your kids here?
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  • God bless you.
  • 00:15:21.170 --> 00:15:22.120
  • How did you do that?
  • 00:15:22.120 --> 00:15:23.180
  • I mean, I got little boy, yes.
  • 00:15:23.180 --> 00:15:24.240
  • That's awesome, how'd you get him ready?
  • 00:15:24.240 --> 00:15:26.100
  • The devil works in families overtime on Sunday mornings.
  • 00:15:26.100 --> 00:15:29.260
  • You know how it goes.
  • 00:15:29.260 --> 00:15:30.200
  • Cause you're like Ann.
  • 00:15:30.200 --> 00:15:32.110
  • You love the Lord, you're a Christian.
  • 00:15:32.110 --> 00:15:34.010
  • You're father and you're gonna volunteer
  • 00:15:34.010 --> 00:15:35.160
  • at Sawgrass Campus so you're gonna get the family here.
  • 00:15:35.160 --> 00:15:37.010
  • But that kid who's typically an organized kid,
  • 00:15:37.010 --> 00:15:38.190
  • on time kid, she can't find her shoes or her clothes.
  • 00:15:38.190 --> 00:15:41.100
  • That teenager won't wake up.
  • 00:15:41.100 --> 00:15:43.010
  • Your wife is this wonderful women and so helpful,
  • 00:15:43.010 --> 00:15:44.240
  • but she has a bad attitude.
  • 00:15:44.240 --> 00:15:46.150
  • You're running late and that stresses you out.
  • 00:15:46.150 --> 00:15:48.200
  • You're in the minivan.
  • 00:15:48.200 --> 00:15:49.180
  • You are mad at everybody.
  • 00:15:49.180 --> 00:15:51.000
  • You're so angry.
  • 00:15:51.000 --> 00:15:52.080
  • You're attitude is so not Christlike.
  • 00:15:52.080 --> 00:15:53.280
  • You're just ah, you kids.
  • 00:15:53.280 --> 00:15:55.070
  • I can't believe you're making me late.
  • 00:15:55.070 --> 00:15:56.220
  • Honey, you weren't much help.
  • 00:15:56.220 --> 00:15:58.100
  • And you pull in the parking lot and you're yelling,
  • 00:15:58.100 --> 00:16:01.030
  • almost cussing each other.
  • 00:16:01.030 --> 00:16:02.220
  • You open the door and you step out of the SUV,
  • 00:16:02.220 --> 00:16:05.020
  • I cannot believe you people!
  • 00:16:05.020 --> 00:16:06.270
  • That God gave me you as my family!
  • 00:16:06.270 --> 00:16:08.110
  • An you see someone, you're like.
  • 00:16:08.110 --> 00:16:09.280
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:16:09.280 --> 00:16:13.230
  • Hey, brother.
  • 00:16:13.230 --> 00:16:14.230
  • This is the day the Lord hath made.
  • 00:16:17.280 --> 00:16:21.020
  • Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
  • 00:16:21.020 --> 00:16:23.120
  • It's like we have magical, sanctified asphalt
  • 00:16:24.220 --> 00:16:27.230
  • in the parking lot.
  • 00:16:27.230 --> 00:16:29.290
  • Don't come in the tunnels cussing
  • 00:16:31.240 --> 00:16:33.100
  • and swinging at each other,
  • 00:16:33.100 --> 00:16:35.110
  • but don't pretend like you don't deal with stuff.
  • 00:16:35.110 --> 00:16:38.240
  • So I love this man--
  • 00:16:38.240 --> 00:16:40.260
  • By the way, Church by the Glades we try to own the fact.
  • 00:16:40.260 --> 00:16:43.070
  • I see on your t-shirts,
  • 00:16:43.070 --> 00:16:46.100
  • we advertise No Perfect People Allowed.
  • 00:16:46.100 --> 00:16:50.190
  • No perfect people allowed, so--
  • 00:16:50.190 --> 00:16:51.230
  • (audience applauding)
  • 00:16:51.230 --> 00:16:53.210
  • Not perfect, not perfect, He's perfect.
  • 00:16:53.210 --> 00:16:56.110
  • But here this guy in verse 2, 'cause he's been hiding this.
  • 00:16:56.110 --> 00:17:01.130
  • In a moment of raw honesty, he runs up to Jesus,
  • 00:17:02.230 --> 00:17:07.170
  • he falls on his knees.
  • 00:17:08.090 --> 00:17:09.160
  • "Jesus, I got some part of my life is ugly.
  • 00:17:11.060 --> 00:17:15.070
  • "I've been tryin' to hide it 'cause I can't fix it.
  • 00:17:15.070 --> 00:17:17.240
  • "But I'm hopin' I'm a whosoever."
  • 00:17:19.050 --> 00:17:22.040
  • - [Audience Member] Amen.
  • 00:17:22.040 --> 00:17:23.270
  • - As he comes to Jesus, he comes to Jesus.
  • 00:17:23.270 --> 00:17:26.050
  • This is so awesome.
  • 00:17:26.050 --> 00:17:27.030
  • What happens is--
  • 00:17:27.030 --> 00:17:28.110
  • We'll go into the text.
  • 00:17:28.110 --> 00:17:29.070
  • I think I have--
  • 00:17:29.070 --> 00:17:30.030
  • Do you have next verse?
  • 00:17:30.030 --> 00:17:30.270
  • Verse three is so cool.
  • 00:17:30.270 --> 00:17:32.010
  • Look what happens in verse 3.
  • 00:17:32.010 --> 00:17:33.230
  • Verse 3--
  • 00:17:33.230 --> 00:17:35.060
  • Dell, thank you.
  • 00:17:35.060 --> 00:17:36.040
  • Actually give me the verse.
  • 00:17:36.040 --> 00:17:36.260
  • There we go.
  • 00:17:36.260 --> 00:17:38.000
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:17:38.000 --> 00:17:40.100
  • Nice guess.
  • 00:17:40.100 --> 00:17:41.160
  • It's not their fault, I messed up there.
  • 00:17:41.160 --> 00:17:42.100
  • I messed up there.
  • 00:17:42.100 --> 00:17:43.010
  • Thank you guys.
  • 00:17:43.010 --> 00:17:44.150
  • Jesus reached out his hand and--
  • 00:17:44.150 --> 00:17:48.230
  • - [Audience] Touched.
  • 00:17:48.230 --> 00:17:51.220
  • - Touched him.
  • 00:17:51.220 --> 00:17:52.170
  • Touched the man.
  • 00:17:52.170 --> 00:17:53.120
  • "I'm willing," he said.
  • 00:17:53.120 --> 00:17:54.090
  • "Be clean!"
  • 00:17:54.090 --> 00:17:55.240
  • Not just be physically healed 'cause this effective every
  • 00:17:55.240 --> 00:17:57.090
  • area of his life.
  • 00:17:57.090 --> 00:17:58.120
  • This is like sin.
  • 00:17:58.120 --> 00:17:59.260
  • Sin didn't stay in one part, it kind of consumes everything.
  • 00:17:59.260 --> 00:18:02.240
  • Be clean and immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.
  • 00:18:02.240 --> 00:18:06.000
  • But Jesus touched him.
  • 00:18:06.000 --> 00:18:07.090
  • He touched him.
  • 00:18:07.090 --> 00:18:08.170
  • Now, Jesus did not have to touch him.
  • 00:18:08.170 --> 00:18:09.220
  • Jesus didn't have to touch him
  • 00:18:09.220 --> 00:18:11.070
  • because Jesus healed many times with the spoken word.
  • 00:18:11.070 --> 00:18:13.080
  • Jesus heals later in the same chapter
  • 00:18:13.080 --> 00:18:14.240
  • over distance of many miles.
  • 00:18:14.240 --> 00:18:16.210
  • He was that powerful, that authoritative.
  • 00:18:16.210 --> 00:18:18.110
  • But some reason he touches this man.
  • 00:18:18.110 --> 00:18:20.110
  • Why does he touch this man,
  • 00:18:20.110 --> 00:18:21.240
  • 'cause this man had not been touched
  • 00:18:21.240 --> 00:18:22.180
  • probably in a long time.
  • 00:18:22.180 --> 00:18:24.030
  • Even if it's early in the disease, he wouldn't let
  • 00:18:24.030 --> 00:18:25.200
  • his family touch him or his kids touch him.
  • 00:18:25.200 --> 00:18:27.100
  • Working through the crowd 'cause he didn't want
  • 00:18:27.100 --> 00:18:28.280
  • to touch anybody and contaminate.
  • 00:18:28.280 --> 00:18:30.230
  • He probably was so desperate for touch,
  • 00:18:30.230 --> 00:18:32.130
  • but Jesus touches him.
  • 00:18:32.130 --> 00:18:34.070
  • Though Leviticus 13 and Numbers Chapter 5 says
  • 00:18:34.070 --> 00:18:37.030
  • don't touch someone with leprosy.
  • 00:18:38.060 --> 00:18:39.000
  • Don't touch them.
  • 00:18:39.000 --> 00:18:39.280
  • They might contaminate you.
  • 00:18:39.280 --> 00:18:41.030
  • Their uncleanliness is contagious.
  • 00:18:41.030 --> 00:18:41.270
  • Don't touch them.
  • 00:18:41.270 --> 00:18:42.250
  • But Jesus breaks the rules.
  • 00:18:42.250 --> 00:18:44.060
  • Now you hear Bible teachers say,
  • 00:18:44.060 --> 00:18:45.120
  • "Well Jesus never breaks any Biblical rules.
  • 00:18:45.120 --> 00:18:47.090
  • "He breaks the oral traditions."
  • 00:18:47.090 --> 00:18:48.190
  • That's what he's flipping off.
  • 00:18:48.190 --> 00:18:50.150
  • The oral traditions and these manmade rules.
  • 00:18:50.150 --> 00:18:51.290
  • No, no, no, here he breaks a Biblical rule here.
  • 00:18:51.290 --> 00:18:53.270
  • But see, when you wrote the rules
  • 00:18:55.020 --> 00:18:55.280
  • you can break the rules.
  • 00:18:55.280 --> 00:18:57.040
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:18:57.040 --> 00:18:59.170
  • Jesus touches a man so desperate for touch
  • 00:18:59.170 --> 00:19:03.160
  • and he heals him.
  • 00:19:03.160 --> 00:19:04.110
  • Listen, now right.
  • 00:19:05.100 --> 00:19:06.110
  • Then what happens?
  • 00:19:07.260 --> 00:19:09.190
  • Verse 4, he says don't tell anybody.
  • 00:19:09.190 --> 00:19:12.110
  • Go show yourself to the priest.
  • 00:19:12.110 --> 00:19:13.220
  • They'll declare you clean.
  • 00:19:13.220 --> 00:19:14.170
  • Go do that.
  • 00:19:14.170 --> 00:19:15.160
  • Then what happens after that?
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  • We don't know.
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  • We don't know.
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  • I wish we knew.
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  • The Bible's a big book.
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  • Come on, give me more.
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  • I wanna read about him goin' home.
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  • I wanna read about him comin' through the front door
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  • and his wife's a little phobic
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  • because I hope he don't touch me anymore.
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  • I love him, I love him, but if he touches me or the kids--
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  • All of a sudden, he takes off the hood
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  • and his face there's no sores, there's no lesions.
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  • His skin is perfect.
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  • He shows his sleeves and all the sores are gone.
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  • She said, "What happened?"
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  • "Jesus."
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  • And they embrace and she cries.
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  • The kids come running, "Daddy, Daddy!"
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  • He gets on a knee and he kisses his little girl on the cheek
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  • and hugs his little boy with a bear hug.
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  • I want that part of the story.
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  • What happened to the leper.
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  • We don't get the leper's name.
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  • We almost never get leper's names.
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  • Why?
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  • Their dysfunction defines them.
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  • Their limitation labels them.
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  • We don't get any leper's name except for one.
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  • Fact in the moments that remain.
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  • Will you all me to show you that?
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  • In fact for the moments that remain--
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  • 'cause I don't know what happened in the story.
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  • I want to speculate a moment.
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  • Can I speculate.
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  • I'm gonna acknowledge the fact.
  • 00:20:17.050 --> 00:20:18.110
  • This a bit of Biblical conjecture,
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  • but I think it's on point.
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  • I think this is probably what happened
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  • to this guy later on,
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  • and if I'm wrong in heaven I will apologize to you.
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  • I don't think I'm wrong 'cause I spent a lot time--
  • 00:20:27.070 --> 00:20:30.010
  • Again, God wrote the whole Bible, man.
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  • He's in charge of all these stories
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  • and he weaves the whole thing together.
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  • So he says one nice person said okay.
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  • Thank you nice person.
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  • I'm gonna speculate what happened right, okay.
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  • So what happened to the leper.
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  • Here's what I believed happened to the leper.
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  • There's a story that shows up like four places
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  • in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
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  • I think it's one story.
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  • Now some scholars think maybe it's two different stories.
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  • They could be correct.
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  • Here's the story and why I think it's one story.
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  • It's Jesus being anointed with a perfume at a dinner party.
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  • This woman comes into this very sophisticated dinner setting
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  • in a moment of just brokenness.
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  • She breaks open a very expensive bottle of perfume.
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  • It costs a year's wages.
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  • In a beautiful act of generosity
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  • imagine giving God a year of your salary.
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  • She anoints him.
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  • She kind of pours on his feet, on his head.
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  • The Bible says she didn't know he was about
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  • to die shortly to anoint him for burial
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  • before he dies.
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  • It's this beautiful thing.
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  • It's criticized.
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  • It's misunderstood, but it's this beautiful thing.
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  • Jesus said anytime any place the gospel's preached,
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  • this is part of the story.
  • 00:21:33.090 --> 00:21:35.090
  • Now, here's why some people think it's two stories.
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  • 'Cause like when John tells the story,
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  • I think it's John Chapter 12, he give the woman's name.
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  • Her name is Mary.
  • 00:21:44.110 --> 00:21:45.250
  • Scholars believe there's a number of Mary's in the Bible.
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  • It's not Jesus's momma.
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  • It's Mary the sister of Martha and Lazarus.
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  • If you know the story of Jesus, they're like good friends.
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  • They're like really dedicated disciples.
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  • They're very loyal to Jesus.
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  • They become probably upstanding members of the early church.
  • 00:21:58.200 --> 00:22:01.180
  • Now, when Luke tells the story, Chapter 7,
  • 00:22:01.180 --> 00:22:04.030
  • he doesn't give the woman's name.
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  • Everything's the same.
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  • It's a dinner party.
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  • A woman comes in an anoints Jesus.
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  • There's a host.
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  • He didn't give the woman's name,
  • 00:22:10.170 --> 00:22:12.060
  • just says, "A woman who had led a sinful life."
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  • When Jesus defends her and then forgives her.
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  • It says he forgave her for many sins.
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  • What Luke is trying to say in a very kind way is
  • 00:22:21.190 --> 00:22:23.220
  • this woman...
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  • She was a working girl.
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  • You followin'?
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  • Practitioner of the world's oldest profession.
  • 00:22:31.040 --> 00:22:32.230
  • So some people think it's two different stories
  • 00:22:34.050 --> 00:22:35.280
  • 'cause Mary seems like this upright person,
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  • this dedicated disciple.
  • 00:22:37.240 --> 00:22:39.090
  • I will say well, how do you not know
  • 00:22:39.090 --> 00:22:41.050
  • this is how Mary got saved?
  • 00:22:41.050 --> 00:22:42.160
  • Maybe Mary somehow found herself
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  • in the sex trade of that day
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  • and had this terrible, painful life.
  • 00:22:46.220 --> 00:22:48.230
  • She heard that Jesus was not just a miracle worker,
  • 00:22:48.230 --> 00:22:50.270
  • but a great, gracious forgiver.
  • 00:22:50.270 --> 00:22:53.080
  • She brought her wages that she'd earned.
  • 00:22:53.080 --> 00:22:56.020
  • Didn't have a 401K.
  • 00:22:56.020 --> 00:22:57.050
  • This was her retirement fund some day.
  • 00:22:57.050 --> 00:22:58.170
  • In a moment of faith and generosity
  • 00:22:58.170 --> 00:23:01.030
  • kind of broke it over Jesus's feet
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  • and anointed him in tears.
  • 00:23:02.190 --> 00:23:04.030
  • Maybe this is how Mary became a Christ follower.
  • 00:23:04.030 --> 00:23:06.080
  • I think that's the case because the host of the dinner
  • 00:23:06.080 --> 00:23:08.270
  • in all the different stories has the same name, Simon.
  • 00:23:08.270 --> 00:23:12.050
  • The host name is Simon.
  • 00:23:12.050 --> 00:23:13.240
  • Now, there's different words of description.
  • 00:23:13.240 --> 00:23:16.090
  • Luke says he's Simon the Pharisee.
  • 00:23:16.090 --> 00:23:18.030
  • Ugh oh, Pharisees, Pharisees.
  • 00:23:18.030 --> 00:23:19.090
  • Those the uptight people, right.
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  • David, those religious people.
  • 00:23:20.120 --> 00:23:21.220
  • Those arrogant people.
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  • Those judgemental people.
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  • Yep, yep.
  • 00:23:24.010 --> 00:23:25.200
  • But the other story calls him Simon the Leper.
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  • Stay with me, Simon the Leper.
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  • Leprosy is not respecter of your status in life.
  • 00:23:30.090 --> 00:23:33.200
  • Leprosy would strike the rich and the poor,
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  • the irreligious the religious.
  • 00:23:36.050 --> 00:23:38.070
  • Pharisees were not excluded from leprosy.
  • 00:23:38.070 --> 00:23:41.080
  • But here, Simon the Leper is hosting this party.
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  • Now, follow me again, smart people.
  • 00:23:43.190 --> 00:23:45.170
  • Simon the Leper, actually Simon the ex-Leper,
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  • 'cause lepers couldn't host dinner parties
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  • with healthy people.
  • 00:23:50.010 --> 00:23:51.080
  • So he'd been healed.
  • 00:23:51.080 --> 00:23:52.230
  • There's no medical science in the day to heal him.
  • 00:23:52.230 --> 00:23:54.110
  • So obviously Jesus had healed him and honoring Jesus--
  • 00:23:54.110 --> 00:23:58.280
  • By the way, if he'd been a leper,
  • 00:23:58.280 --> 00:24:00.080
  • he'd been a marginalized person.
  • 00:24:00.080 --> 00:24:02.070
  • Marginalization takes many different forms and shapes.
  • 00:24:02.070 --> 00:24:04.130
  • Sometimes we're marginalized by our own decisions.
  • 00:24:04.130 --> 00:24:06.160
  • Sometimes we're victims of other people's decisions.
  • 00:24:06.160 --> 00:24:08.080
  • Sometimes it's just circumstances.
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  • Leprosy, man, it was just a bad circumstance.
  • 00:24:09.250 --> 00:24:12.050
  • He'd been shunned and lost everything and everyone he loved
  • 00:24:12.050 --> 00:24:14.250
  • and was gonna die, but Jesus healed him.
  • 00:24:14.250 --> 00:24:18.050
  • So here trying to honor Jesus
  • 00:24:18.050 --> 00:24:19.190
  • 'cause Jesus give him back his home and back his family.
  • 00:24:19.190 --> 00:24:23.010
  • He's hosting Jesus 'cause he's an ex-leper.
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  • Maybe he was a Pharisee, but he's learning grace.
  • 00:24:27.030 --> 00:24:31.140
  • Listen, here's why I think it's all one story
  • 00:24:31.140 --> 00:24:34.280
  • because how did the village prostitute get
  • 00:24:34.280 --> 00:24:38.000
  • to the dinner party at a Pharisee's house?
  • 00:24:38.000 --> 00:24:40.030
  • I mean, she ain't getting past security
  • 00:24:41.070 --> 00:24:42.290
  • unless once upon a time the Pharisee had been a leper,
  • 00:24:45.270 --> 00:24:50.150
  • a marginalized person.
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  • Jesus had mercy on him.
  • 00:24:53.200 --> 00:24:55.260
  • I think it's one whosoever invited another whosoever
  • 00:24:55.260 --> 00:25:00.280
  • to meet Jesus.
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  • (audience applauding)
  • 00:25:02.190 --> 00:25:06.160
  • There's one little part of the story
  • 00:25:06.160 --> 00:25:08.240
  • when she comes 'cause I think he has invited her.
  • 00:25:08.240 --> 00:25:11.170
  • He's now a Pharisee again.
  • 00:25:11.170 --> 00:25:13.120
  • Has his family again.
  • 00:25:13.120 --> 00:25:14.110
  • Has his home again.
  • 00:25:14.110 --> 00:25:15.160
  • Well, all of a sudden she kneels down
  • 00:25:15.160 --> 00:25:16.240
  • and starts to anoint Jesus.
  • 00:25:16.240 --> 00:25:18.090
  • The Pharisees had all these manmade rules about touch.
  • 00:25:18.090 --> 00:25:21.070
  • People didn't touch each others between the sexes.
  • 00:25:21.070 --> 00:25:24.020
  • Even married people didn't have PDA,
  • 00:25:24.020 --> 00:25:25.260
  • Public Displays of Affection.
  • 00:25:25.260 --> 00:25:27.110
  • Much less you wouldn't touch a man who wasn't your husband.
  • 00:25:27.110 --> 00:25:30.180
  • Much less you wouldn't touch a Rabbi,
  • 00:25:30.180 --> 00:25:32.110
  • like Jesus was a Rabbi.
  • 00:25:32.110 --> 00:25:33.090
  • Here she is touching Jesus.
  • 00:25:33.090 --> 00:25:34.190
  • So Simon, he didn't say anything out loud,
  • 00:25:34.190 --> 00:25:36.010
  • but the Bible says he's thinking,
  • 00:25:36.010 --> 00:25:37.070
  • "Should she really be doing that?
  • 00:25:37.070 --> 00:25:38.110
  • "Is that okay?
  • 00:25:38.110 --> 00:25:39.180
  • "Should she really be doing that?"
  • 00:25:39.180 --> 00:25:40.110
  • And Jesus said, "Yeah, Simon, it's awesome.
  • 00:25:41.170 --> 00:25:44.060
  • "She's showing her love.
  • 00:25:44.060 --> 00:25:45.240
  • "It's awesome."
  • 00:25:45.240 --> 00:25:47.070
  • She's being forgiven also she's being changed.
  • 00:25:47.070 --> 00:25:50.030
  • You see, give Simon a little slack.
  • 00:25:50.030 --> 00:25:52.160
  • He's like all of a sudd--
  • 00:25:52.160 --> 00:25:54.060
  • He still has some issues to work through
  • 00:25:54.060 --> 00:25:55.250
  • but he was a whosoever.
  • 00:25:55.250 --> 00:25:57.200
  • It's one whosoever helping another whosoever get to Jesus.
  • 00:25:57.200 --> 00:26:01.150
  • Simon shouldn't have been shocked
  • 00:26:01.150 --> 00:26:03.240
  • that Jesus was breakin' the rules on touch.
  • 00:26:03.240 --> 00:26:06.090
  • That Jesus was lettin' the woman touch him,
  • 00:26:06.090 --> 00:26:08.090
  • because some time before, Jesus broke the rules
  • 00:26:08.090 --> 00:26:11.090
  • by touching Simon when Simon was a leper.
  • 00:26:11.090 --> 00:26:14.180
  • You see Jesus cuts through the crowd.
  • 00:26:14.180 --> 00:26:17.180
  • Jesus can cut through the multitude.
  • 00:26:17.180 --> 00:26:19.200
  • You see the need of the one.
  • 00:26:19.200 --> 00:26:21.060
  • Whatever your need is, King Jesus is here to meet your need.
  • 00:26:21.060 --> 00:26:24.040
  • To heal your need.
  • 00:26:24.040 --> 00:26:25.120
  • Forgive your need.
  • 00:26:25.120 --> 00:26:26.210
  • He wants to touch and transform you right now.
  • 00:26:26.210 --> 00:26:28.280
  • So listen, I don't have it all together.
  • 00:26:28.280 --> 00:26:31.100
  • I still got so far to go.
  • 00:26:31.100 --> 00:26:33.040
  • There's so much I gotta figure out,
  • 00:26:33.040 --> 00:26:34.210
  • but I have figured out this, in Jesus name, I'm a whosoever.
  • 00:26:34.210 --> 00:26:38.150
  • And you're a whosoever.
  • 00:26:38.150 --> 00:26:40.160
  • Now I'd love you to meet this Jesus who loves whosoever
  • 00:26:40.160 --> 00:26:44.140
  • 'cause in a verse in the Bible is really, really famous
  • 00:26:44.140 --> 00:26:47.220
  • 'cause it's powerful and it's perfect.
  • 00:26:47.220 --> 00:26:50.030
  • It says for god so loved the world
  • 00:26:50.030 --> 00:26:52.280
  • that he gave his only begotten son
  • 00:26:52.280 --> 00:26:55.240
  • that whosoever, shout it.
  • 00:26:55.240 --> 00:26:58.260
  • That whosoever.
  • 00:26:58.260 --> 00:27:00.260
  • That whosoever.
  • 00:27:00.260 --> 00:27:02.230
  • It doesn't matter if you're rich, or poor,
  • 00:27:03.280 --> 00:27:06.030
  • if you're black or white or latin,
  • 00:27:06.030 --> 00:27:08.230
  • if you're young or old, male or female.
  • 00:27:08.230 --> 00:27:12.000
  • If you're immoral or the biggest screw up in the crowd,
  • 00:27:12.000 --> 00:27:15.200
  • you're a whosoever.
  • 00:27:15.200 --> 00:27:17.110
  • (upbeat music)
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  • - Well, that's if for our show today.
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  • Thanks again for being here and we look forward
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  • to seeing you next time on Church by the Glades.
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