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October 30, 2017
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  • (upbeat rock music)
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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,
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  • we're going 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, 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 to say,
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  • no perfect people allowed, which means that
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  • no matter where you are in life,
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  • you will welcomed when you visit.
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  • So, in case you haven't checked us out yet,
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  • here's a sneak peek at some of what you can expect
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  • at Church By The Glades.
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  • I was going 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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  • The 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, bought me back again
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  • Now, I am rising up
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  • Won, by the savior's love
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  • Your love, is higher than the stars
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  • Declaring who you are
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  • Your love, uncontainable
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  • Your love, is deep enough to reach
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  • The deepest part of me
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  • Your love, uncontainable
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  • Your love
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  • The 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 savior's love
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  • Your love, is higher than the stars
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  • Declaring who you are
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  • Your love, uncontainable
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  • Your love, is deep enough to reach
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  • The deepest part of me
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  • Your love, uncontainable
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  • 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 can contains your love
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  • Nothing, no nothing can change
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  • Your love, is higher than the stars
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  • Declaring who you are
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  • Your love, uncontainable
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  • Your love, is deep enough to reach
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  • The deepest part of me
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  • Your love, uncontainable
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  • Your love, is higher than the stars
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  • Declaring who you are
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  • Your love, uncontainable
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  • Your love, is deep enough to reach
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  • The deepest part of me
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  • Your love, uncontainable
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  • 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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  • - All right guys, it's time to go ahead
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  • and get into the teaching.
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  • So, 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 want to also 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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  • - I don't believe in magic.
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  • But I do believe in miracles.
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  • I don't believe in sorcery,
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  • but I do believe in the supernatural.
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  • I do not believe in hocus pocus,
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  • but I believe in the holy spirit.
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  • I don't wave a wand, but I will the word of God,
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  • and there's power in the promises
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  • if you take this truth and apply it to your life.
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  • God will unleash supernatural, miraculous power in you.
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  • So it ain't magic, but it kinda feels like magic.
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  • Exodus chapter, what?
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  • - [Congregation] 17.
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  • - Come on, Exodus chapter?
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  • - [Congregation] 17.
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  • - And did you have some crowding in the parking lot today?
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  • Did you have some crowding in the parking lot?
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  • Did you stuck in?
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  • Good, isn't that awesome?
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  • Isn't it great, that crowds are pressing in?
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  • We ran out of seats in the last service.
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  • We had people sitting in the stairwells last service.
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  • God's doing great things.
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  • The story here, the story here, Harry Potter, you know,
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  • is a story about a smart, resourceful young man,
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  • but it's a story about conflict.
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  • Harry has conflict.
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  • Harry has these evil, villainous people he has to deal with.
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  • In life, in your story, there will be conflict.
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  • Let me show you, the hero in this story is Moses.
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  • One of those iconic heroes in all the Bible.
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  • I would say the most important personality
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  • in the Old Testament.
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  • He's the one who brought freedom
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  • to two million Hebrew slaves.
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  • But Moses is at the centerpiece of this story.
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  • But look what happens here in Exodus chapter 17.
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  • Little verse by verse.
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  • We'll start say in verse eight today, verse eight.
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  • It says there's a highlighted one word, you read it.
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  • It says, the Amalekites came and?
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  • - [Congregation] Attacked.
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  • - Great reading.
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  • Attacked the Israelites as the people of God at Rephidim.
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  • Who were the Amalekites?
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  • Evil people.
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  • Oh, they are wicked, they're despicable.
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  • They're a pagan people group.
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  • They practice demonic worship.
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  • They practice dark magic.
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  • They wanted to exterminate every single Hebrew.
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  • The Israelites are God's people,
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  • so here are God's people, they're under attack.
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  • Anybody here feel like you're under attack?
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  • Not physical attack, but a spiritual attack?
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  • Or a circumstantial attack?
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  • And maybe, maybe you're a Christ follower.
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  • Maybe you're not just a Christian person, you're sincere.
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  • Man, you're giving it your best.
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  • You're volunteering at your church.
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  • You're having a devotional life.
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  • You're trying to really live out the Christian life.
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  • But you're a little surprised that you have conflict.
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  • You're surprised that you're getting push back
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  • or criticism.
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  • You're surprised, you're thinking, you know,
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  • David, I'm a Christian.
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  • I'm not perfect, but I'm legit.
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  • I'm really trying to honor God.
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  • Yet my boss, man, she has it in for me.
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  • Or my chemistry teacher, he doesn't like me.
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  • Or the coach is oppressing me.
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  • Or my circumstances, it should be that way,
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  • 'cause I'm a Christian and I'm sincere.
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  • Well where does it say that in the Bible?
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  • I believe in the power of God.
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  • I believe in miracles.
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  • I believe in blessing.
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  • But it says in James chapter one,
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  • consider all joy, my brethren,
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  • when you encounter various trials and hardship.
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  • Not if, but when.
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  • Your story, like Harry's story, or Moses' story,
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  • is a conflict story, and from time to time,
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  • and here in the story, the people of Israel,
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  • they're walking in God's will.
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  • They are literally walking in God's plan.
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  • They're walking on God's path.
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  • They're on the way to God's promised land,
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  • and someone attacks them.
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  • Why does it happen?
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  • We live in a messed up world.
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  • Since Genesis chapter three,
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  • we live in a beautiful yet broken world,
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  • and bad things happen to good people.
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  • So Moses and the people of God
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  • on the way to the promised land, under attack.
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  • So what happens in your life if you get push back
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  • or criticism or hardship,
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  • and you're trying to do the right thing.
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  • You're believing God for your future.
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  • You're trying to go to God's promised land in your life.
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  • What happens when that, well I guess, if that happens,
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  • you should just roll over, quit, turn the other cheek,
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  • then turn that cheek again, and turn, what should you do?
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  • Let's keep reading.
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  • What does Moses do when these evil,
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  • villainous, pagan people, the Amalekites
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  • attack the people of God?
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  • Verse nine, Moses said to Joshua,
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  • choose some of our men and go out to?
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  • - [Congregation] Fight.
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  • - When the enemy comes hard against you,
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  • my opinion, I think you should not take a knee.
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  • I think you should not retreat.
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  • I think you shouldn't back up or stand down.
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  • When the enemy comes against you
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  • when you're on the pathway to promise,
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  • I think you should fight.
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  • (congregation applauds)
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  • I'll wait for it.
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  • Man, some of y'all have a view of the Christian faith
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  • that is just weak.
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  • It's just sad little pathetic, let me roll over,
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  • show my belly, turn the other cheek.
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  • I'm so meek, I'm weak.
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  • Where's that in the scripture?
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  • I see warriors taking turf in the Bible.
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  • I see men and women of great faith,
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  • that when the enemy comes up and gets them, they fight.
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  • That don't mean you,
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  • I want you to physically throw punch anybody.
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  • But I don't want you to give up.
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  • So so Moses says to Joshua, let's go fight.
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  • We're on the way to God's promised land.
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  • You should be the same way.
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  • See, God has a promised land for you.
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  • God has a future for you, has a purpose for your life.
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  • He has a divine destiny with your name on it.
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  • Drive towards it.
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  • And when opposition shows up,
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  • don't you run away or give up.
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  • Work, fight, battle.
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  • You wanna get everything that God wants to give you.
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  • Look, if you are standing between me
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  • and God's promised land,
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  • I ain't going back to Egypt.
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  • I've had a belly full of bondage.
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  • So if you're standing between me and God's promised land,
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  • it's on.
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  • We're gonna fight.
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  • When I say three, shout the word, fight, ready?
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  • One, two, three.
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  • - [Congregation] Fight!
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  • - So soon, excellent, sends Joshua out to fight
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  • the Amalekites and he says, Moses continues tomorrow.
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  • I'll stand on top of the hill
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  • with the staff of God in my hands.
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  • So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered.
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  • Now look what Moses is doing.
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  • And Moses, Aaron, Hur, so these three people.
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  • Moses and his two best buddies.
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  • Aaron and Hur when to the top of the hill.
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  • As long as Moses held his hands in prayer,
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  • the Israelites were winning.
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  • But whenever Moses lowered his hands, lowered his hands,
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  • maybe stopped praying, the Amalekites were winning.
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  • So you get what's going on?
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  • Fact, fact, this is very important.
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  • This is for mature Christians right now.
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  • You wanna make progress in life?
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  • You wanna win the fight, win the battle?
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  • You gotta fight your battle on two planes.
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  • Two planes.
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  • The physical and the spiritual.
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  • See typically we kind of ignore one or the other.
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  • The physical, the spiritual.
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  • The spiritual, I want God very involved.
  • 00:11:32.010 --> 00:11:34.110
  • I want God to permeate every arena of my life.
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  • I want God's power to touch my life.
  • 00:11:36.280 --> 00:11:39.120
  • So how does that happen?
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  • God's hand moves when we pray.
  • 00:11:40.190 --> 00:11:43.040
  • So Moses is raising his hands in prayer.
  • 00:11:43.040 --> 00:11:45.120
  • Now what is Joshua doing?
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  • Joshua is down, he's physically fighting the battle.
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  • He's doing the work to win, all right?
  • 00:11:49.010 --> 00:11:50.220
  • Two planes, the spiritual and the physical.
  • 00:11:50.220 --> 00:11:53.030
  • You gotta have them both in play to be victorious.
  • 00:11:53.030 --> 00:11:55.260
  • You see, Moses praying without Joshua fighting?
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  • Waste of time.
  • 00:11:59.140 --> 00:12:01.120
  • But Joshua fighting without Moses praying?
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  • Joshua's losing.
  • 00:12:04.230 --> 00:12:06.110
  • You got to have both.
  • 00:12:06.110 --> 00:12:08.250
  • You looking quiet.
  • 00:12:08.250 --> 00:12:09.250
  • I'll apply this.
  • 00:12:09.250 --> 00:12:11.030
  • I'll get all up in your stuff, okay?
  • 00:12:11.030 --> 00:12:12.190
  • So student, you're praying, 'cause you're so spiritual.
  • 00:12:12.190 --> 00:12:13.260
  • God, God, bless me with an A, bless me.
  • 00:12:13.260 --> 00:12:16.050
  • But you're studying for Cs?
  • 00:12:16.050 --> 00:12:18.200
  • Don't ask God to give you that A.
  • 00:12:18.200 --> 00:12:20.070
  • Do the work for the A,
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  • and then pray that God will bless you with the A.
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  • Do what you can in the natural,
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  • then have God touch your life with the supernatural.
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  • You right?
  • 00:12:29.150 --> 00:12:30.100
  • Two planes.
  • 00:12:30.100 --> 00:12:31.080
  • So the battle's on two planes.
  • 00:12:31.080 --> 00:12:32.140
  • Now quickly, moving through this narrative,
  • 00:12:32.140 --> 00:12:33.200
  • this narrative of conflict, this fight.
  • 00:12:33.200 --> 00:12:35.280
  • Look at the next verse, verse 12.
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  • It was, when Moses' hands grew?
  • 00:12:37.210 --> 00:12:40.130
  • - [Congregation] Tired.
  • 00:12:40.130 --> 00:12:41.130
  • - Anybody here tired, today?
  • 00:12:41.130 --> 00:12:42.270
  • Raise your hand, anybody tired, you're like?
  • 00:12:42.270 --> 00:12:43.260
  • (yawns)
  • 00:12:43.260 --> 00:12:45.030
  • Anybody tired?
  • 00:12:45.030 --> 00:12:46.180
  • I'm tired, like, you're falling asleep in the car.
  • 00:12:46.180 --> 00:12:47.250
  • Stay awake, oh, that's good, don't do that.
  • 00:12:47.250 --> 00:12:49.070
  • Okay, tired, all right, yeah, listen man.
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  • Thank you for being here.
  • 00:12:50.190 --> 00:12:52.010
  • You're tired but you came to church anyway.
  • 00:12:52.010 --> 00:12:53.190
  • Maybe you got up, you maybe stayed out too late last night.
  • 00:12:53.190 --> 00:12:55.270
  • Something, maybe your schedule's really really busy.
  • 00:12:55.270 --> 00:12:58.060
  • But you, you got yourself up, you got yourself dressed,
  • 00:12:58.060 --> 00:13:01.160
  • you combed your hair, I hope you brushed your teeth,
  • 00:13:01.160 --> 00:13:03.220
  • you got yourself to church.
  • 00:13:03.220 --> 00:13:05.290
  • You waited in line to get on the property,
  • 00:13:05.290 --> 00:13:07.280
  • but you got yourself to church.
  • 00:13:07.280 --> 00:13:09.160
  • Well done, you did it, and you were tired.
  • 00:13:09.160 --> 00:13:11.290
  • I'm not sure why you're tired.
  • 00:13:11.290 --> 00:13:13.060
  • Maybe you stayed up late.
  • 00:13:13.060 --> 00:13:14.100
  • Maybe your schedule was busy.
  • 00:13:14.100 --> 00:13:15.250
  • Maybe somebody, why was Moses tired?
  • 00:13:15.250 --> 00:13:17.280
  • Moses was tired because Moses was old.
  • 00:13:17.280 --> 00:13:21.030
  • Fact, he's an octogenarian.
  • 00:13:22.030 --> 00:13:24.100
  • He's well in his 80s when this story happens.
  • 00:13:25.140 --> 00:13:28.040
  • So Moses is old, he's old.
  • 00:13:28.040 --> 00:13:29.210
  • Anybody here say, I'm tired 'cause I'm old.
  • 00:13:29.210 --> 00:13:31.160
  • Anybody tired 'cause I'm, come on, come on, old people.
  • 00:13:31.160 --> 00:13:33.160
  • You're not that old, come on.
  • 00:13:33.160 --> 00:13:34.210
  • Who's tired?
  • 00:13:34.210 --> 00:13:36.000
  • All right, yeah, yeah, sometimes, see,
  • 00:13:36.000 --> 00:13:38.040
  • here's why we need each other.
  • 00:13:38.040 --> 00:13:40.160
  • Here's why we need each other.
  • 00:13:40.160 --> 00:13:42.060
  • We need each other 'cause old people?
  • 00:13:42.060 --> 00:13:43.220
  • We get tired.
  • 00:13:43.220 --> 00:13:45.000
  • We need young people to bring their energy
  • 00:13:45.000 --> 00:13:47.010
  • and their passion, their perspective.
  • 00:13:47.010 --> 00:13:48.280
  • We need young people.
  • 00:13:48.280 --> 00:13:50.050
  • So Joshua's young, Joshua's young.
  • 00:13:50.050 --> 00:13:51.290
  • So Moses hangs out with Joshua,
  • 00:13:51.290 --> 00:13:53.110
  • and Joshua brings his energy.
  • 00:13:53.110 --> 00:13:55.020
  • Yet Joshua, the young person, needs the old person.
  • 00:13:55.020 --> 00:13:59.010
  • See Joshua's one of the best case studies
  • 00:13:59.010 --> 00:14:01.030
  • of leadership in the Bible,
  • 00:14:01.030 --> 00:14:02.200
  • but Joshua took the time to be an apprentice to Moses,
  • 00:14:02.200 --> 00:14:05.200
  • to be his understudy, to be mentored,
  • 00:14:05.200 --> 00:14:07.180
  • not just for a few weeks or months, but for decades.
  • 00:14:07.180 --> 00:14:10.090
  • He became great leader
  • 00:14:10.090 --> 00:14:11.240
  • because he allowed an older, wiser person to pour into him.
  • 00:14:11.240 --> 00:14:14.180
  • See, I love a church that's integrated.
  • 00:14:14.180 --> 00:14:16.250
  • Not just racially or culturally, but mutli-generational.
  • 00:14:16.250 --> 00:14:19.230
  • 'Cause we need each other, right?
  • 00:14:19.230 --> 00:14:22.260
  • You young people, you young guns
  • 00:14:22.260 --> 00:14:25.040
  • need some older people with wisdom and experience.
  • 00:14:25.040 --> 00:14:27.220
  • Borrow their map.
  • 00:14:27.220 --> 00:14:28.220
  • You older people, you're tired.
  • 00:14:28.220 --> 00:14:30.100
  • We need the energy of young people, amen?
  • 00:14:30.100 --> 00:14:31.210
  • Amen, I love a mutli-generational church.
  • 00:14:31.210 --> 00:14:33.190
  • So they're leaning on each other,
  • 00:14:33.190 --> 00:14:35.240
  • the battle's on two fronts.
  • 00:14:35.240 --> 00:14:37.100
  • And it says, and here's a cool thing.
  • 00:14:37.100 --> 00:14:39.000
  • Because he's tired, they let him sit on a stone.
  • 00:14:39.000 --> 00:14:42.090
  • And then Aaron and Hur, his buddies,
  • 00:14:42.090 --> 00:14:45.060
  • held his hands up, one on one side, one on the other,
  • 00:14:45.060 --> 00:14:49.110
  • so his hands remained steady til sunset.
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  • I love this, and what happened?
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  • Look at the final verse and we'll move on.
  • 00:14:55.150 --> 00:14:57.040
  • So Joshua?
  • 00:14:57.040 --> 00:14:57.290
  • - [Congregation] Overcame.
  • 00:14:58.290 --> 00:15:00.080
  • - So Joshua overcame overwhelming odds.
  • 00:15:00.080 --> 00:15:03.100
  • And the beat the Amalekites on the Amalekites' home field.
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  • Would you like to overcome?
  • 00:15:06.150 --> 00:15:08.100
  • You got opposition, you got critics, you got negativity,
  • 00:15:08.100 --> 00:15:11.170
  • you got difficult circumstances, you wanna overcome?
  • 00:15:11.170 --> 00:15:14.040
  • I see great principles.
  • 00:15:14.040 --> 00:15:15.040
  • And here's one point sermon.
  • 00:15:15.040 --> 00:15:17.060
  • I don't care how smart you are, how strong you are,
  • 00:15:17.060 --> 00:15:21.170
  • how resolved you are, to win your battle,
  • 00:15:21.170 --> 00:15:24.200
  • you need other people.
  • 00:15:24.200 --> 00:15:26.150
  • You need, I'm not waiting for you to clap.
  • 00:15:28.210 --> 00:15:30.140
  • I just wanted to hang in the air for a moment.
  • 00:15:30.140 --> 00:15:31.210
  • (congregation applauds)
  • 00:15:31.210 --> 00:15:33.210
  • I need you.
  • 00:15:33.210 --> 00:15:35.120
  • You need me.
  • 00:15:35.120 --> 00:15:36.120
  • We need each, and I'm not saying this because
  • 00:15:37.260 --> 00:15:39.230
  • you lack strength, that's because your strength is small.
  • 00:15:39.230 --> 00:15:42.190
  • It's because your battle is big.
  • 00:15:42.190 --> 00:15:44.240
  • I mean, God has something in store for you
  • 00:15:44.240 --> 00:15:47.010
  • so God-sized, so amazing, so powerful.
  • 00:15:47.010 --> 00:15:50.280
  • I don't care how resolved, how committed you are,
  • 00:15:50.280 --> 00:15:53.260
  • it will take other people, an Aaron and a Hur
  • 00:15:53.260 --> 00:15:56.120
  • standing beside you when you get tired
  • 00:15:56.120 --> 00:15:58.040
  • to raise your hands up, to steady you when you're shaky,
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  • to help you receive everything.
  • 00:16:00.180 --> 00:16:02.100
  • You need a Joshua fighting beside you.
  • 00:16:02.100 --> 00:16:04.090
  • We need each other.
  • 00:16:04.090 --> 00:16:06.200
  • I need you, you need me.
  • 00:16:06.200 --> 00:16:08.200
  • I would argue the story of Harry Potter
  • 00:16:09.240 --> 00:16:11.130
  • is not merely the story of Harry Potter.
  • 00:16:11.130 --> 00:16:13.280
  • Harry Potter was a remarkable, gifted individual,
  • 00:16:13.280 --> 00:16:16.290
  • but I think the story of Harry Potter
  • 00:16:16.290 --> 00:16:18.160
  • is the story of Harry Potter, his friend Ron,
  • 00:16:18.160 --> 00:16:21.070
  • and his friend Hermione.
  • 00:16:21.070 --> 00:16:23.010
  • If you've seen the movies, it's a beautiful friendship.
  • 00:16:23.010 --> 00:16:25.030
  • It's these three kids,
  • 00:16:25.030 --> 00:16:26.140
  • and they're so committed to each other.
  • 00:16:26.140 --> 00:16:28.000
  • Hermione, she's the smart one, she's the brainy one.
  • 00:16:28.000 --> 00:16:30.050
  • She's really, really bright.
  • 00:16:30.050 --> 00:16:31.120
  • And then Ron's just like steady and loyal.
  • 00:16:31.120 --> 00:16:33.070
  • And man, they love, they take a bullet for each other.
  • 00:16:33.070 --> 00:16:36.070
  • Who is your Ron?
  • 00:16:36.070 --> 00:16:38.070
  • Where's your Hermione?
  • 00:16:38.070 --> 00:16:39.280
  • You need relationships.
  • 00:16:39.280 --> 00:16:42.060
  • Now, for everybody who's seen the first movie,
  • 00:16:42.060 --> 00:16:44.080
  • I mention it in the video,
  • 00:16:44.080 --> 00:16:45.230
  • ain't it crazy how they drop me into these movies?
  • 00:16:45.230 --> 00:16:47.180
  • Come on, I'm like the Where's Waldo of these movies.
  • 00:16:47.180 --> 00:16:50.030
  • Like, you're watching the move, and then all of a sudden,
  • 00:16:50.030 --> 00:16:51.130
  • bam, I pop into the movies.
  • 00:16:51.130 --> 00:16:52.290
  • I don't think I'm swimming next week with Dory or anything,
  • 00:16:52.290 --> 00:16:54.240
  • but just, just, you know.
  • 00:16:54.240 --> 00:16:56.110
  • You never know around here.
  • 00:16:56.110 --> 00:16:58.060
  • I mentioned you know, a big issue or a big scene
  • 00:16:58.060 --> 00:17:02.040
  • for Harry was what house.
  • 00:17:02.040 --> 00:17:04.070
  • See, at the school, Hogwarts, there are four houses.
  • 00:17:04.070 --> 00:17:07.260
  • And he did not want to be in Slytherin, why?
  • 00:17:07.260 --> 00:17:09.210
  • Slytherin was the bad kids.
  • 00:17:09.210 --> 00:17:11.180
  • It was the knuckleheads, it was the mean people.
  • 00:17:11.180 --> 00:17:13.190
  • He understood the power and influence of relationships.
  • 00:17:13.190 --> 00:17:16.070
  • He wanted to be in a good house,
  • 00:17:16.070 --> 00:17:18.150
  • and the house he ended up in was what, was?
  • 00:17:18.150 --> 00:17:20.170
  • - [Congregation] Gryffindor.
  • 00:17:20.170 --> 00:17:22.020
  • - I got like three fans, it was what?
  • 00:17:22.020 --> 00:17:23.010
  • - [Congregation] Gryffindor.
  • 00:17:23.010 --> 00:17:24.030
  • - Gryffindor, Gryffindor.
  • 00:17:24.030 --> 00:17:25.030
  • And if you know the story,
  • 00:17:25.030 --> 00:17:26.230
  • he met Ron and Hermione before he was in that house,
  • 00:17:26.230 --> 00:17:29.180
  • but the place the relationships really developed?
  • 00:17:29.180 --> 00:17:32.130
  • In the house.
  • 00:17:32.130 --> 00:17:33.280
  • You see to find the right friends,
  • 00:17:33.280 --> 00:17:36.130
  • you must be planted in the right house.
  • 00:17:36.130 --> 00:17:40.030
  • Wait, David, what do you mean?
  • 00:17:40.030 --> 00:17:41.180
  • Okay, let me show you the word house in the Bible.
  • 00:17:41.180 --> 00:17:43.020
  • Many times in the Bible, when it uses the word house,
  • 00:17:43.020 --> 00:17:45.110
  • it means a shelter, an abode,
  • 00:17:45.110 --> 00:17:46.250
  • like the house you'll go to after church.
  • 00:17:46.250 --> 00:17:48.140
  • Other times, like in Joshua chapter 24,
  • 00:17:48.140 --> 00:17:50.160
  • the word house means like, your family,
  • 00:17:50.160 --> 00:17:52.100
  • like your wife, your husband, your kids, right?
  • 00:17:52.100 --> 00:17:54.290
  • That's your house.
  • 00:17:54.290 --> 00:17:56.120
  • That's where me and my house, we will serve the lord.
  • 00:17:56.120 --> 00:17:58.000
  • But other times like in Psalm 122, verse one, look at this.
  • 00:17:58.000 --> 00:18:02.120
  • It's on the screen, all campuses, right now.
  • 00:18:02.120 --> 00:18:04.190
  • Read with me, ready?
  • 00:18:04.190 --> 00:18:05.270
  • I was?
  • 00:18:05.270 --> 00:18:06.270
  • - [Congregation] Glad.
  • 00:18:06.270 --> 00:18:08.040
  • - Aren't you glad you get to go to church?
  • 00:18:08.040 --> 00:18:10.010
  • (congregation cheers)
  • 00:18:10.010 --> 00:18:11.100
  • You know it?
  • 00:18:11.100 --> 00:18:12.250
  • Some of us as kids went to church,
  • 00:18:12.250 --> 00:18:14.200
  • and went to a good church,
  • 00:18:14.200 --> 00:18:16.050
  • but it was kind of dull and predictable and like,
  • 00:18:16.050 --> 00:18:17.170
  • everything was the same every week.
  • 00:18:17.170 --> 00:18:18.230
  • I love going a life-giving church,
  • 00:18:18.230 --> 00:18:20.130
  • and I don't know what they're gonna
  • 00:18:20.130 --> 00:18:22.080
  • on the weekends around here.
  • 00:18:22.080 --> 00:18:23.090
  • I love me some church.
  • 00:18:23.090 --> 00:18:25.080
  • So church is not a duty or a chore,
  • 00:18:25.080 --> 00:18:27.170
  • it says I was what?
  • 00:18:27.170 --> 00:18:29.130
  • - [Congregation] Glad.
  • 00:18:29.130 --> 00:18:30.180
  • - Come on, say it better than that, I was?
  • 00:18:30.180 --> 00:18:31.150
  • - [Congregation] Glad!
  • 00:18:31.150 --> 00:18:32.220
  • - When they said to me, let us go to the?
  • 00:18:32.220 --> 00:18:35.120
  • - [Congregation] House.
  • 00:18:35.120 --> 00:18:36.190
  • - See house is used often in the Bible
  • 00:18:36.190 --> 00:18:39.220
  • as a reference for the gathering of God's people.
  • 00:18:39.220 --> 00:18:42.270
  • Maybe it's the temple, maybe it's the tabernacle,
  • 00:18:42.270 --> 00:18:44.270
  • maybe it's the church.
  • 00:18:44.270 --> 00:18:46.190
  • But this is the house.
  • 00:18:46.190 --> 00:18:48.220
  • And my single point sermon is this.
  • 00:18:48.220 --> 00:18:50.210
  • God's purpose for you, the battle for you,
  • 00:18:50.210 --> 00:18:52.080
  • is so big and so beautiful, you need other relationships,
  • 00:18:52.080 --> 00:18:56.220
  • and you'll find those friendships that will fuel your fight,
  • 00:18:56.220 --> 00:19:00.270
  • that will power you toward your potential,
  • 00:19:00.270 --> 00:19:02.210
  • if you plant yourself in the right house.
  • 00:19:02.210 --> 00:19:06.040
  • That's where he grows this remarkable friendship
  • 00:19:07.170 --> 00:19:10.100
  • with Hermione and Ron.
  • 00:19:10.100 --> 00:19:12.060
  • Let me just stop right now, push the pause button.
  • 00:19:12.060 --> 00:19:14.080
  • Personal testimony,
  • 00:19:14.080 --> 00:19:15.170
  • satisfied God customer number one right here.
  • 00:19:15.170 --> 00:19:18.010
  • And one things that God has done in my life
  • 00:19:18.010 --> 00:19:20.030
  • that is so wonderful is,
  • 00:19:20.030 --> 00:19:21.130
  • he's given me about half a dozen brothers.
  • 00:19:21.130 --> 00:19:23.170
  • I got these guys, not my physical brothers,
  • 00:19:23.170 --> 00:19:25.180
  • but these spiritual brothers of mine.
  • 00:19:25.180 --> 00:19:27.160
  • I got some friends, and they hold up my hands.
  • 00:19:27.160 --> 00:19:29.230
  • They imitate Aaron and Hur, man.
  • 00:19:29.230 --> 00:19:31.160
  • They steady me, they support me, they encourage me.
  • 00:19:31.160 --> 00:19:33.120
  • They hold me accountable.
  • 00:19:33.120 --> 00:19:34.280
  • I got half a dozen guys, man, I love them to death,
  • 00:19:34.280 --> 00:19:37.180
  • they love me.
  • 00:19:37.180 --> 00:19:39.040
  • And I was thinking about it getting ready for this talk,
  • 00:19:39.040 --> 00:19:40.180
  • and I thought, wow, I've known these guys for years.
  • 00:19:40.180 --> 00:19:41.230
  • And I love to fish, you know that.
  • 00:19:41.230 --> 00:19:43.070
  • I love to work out.
  • 00:19:43.070 --> 00:19:44.220
  • I didn't meet any of these guys fishing or working out.
  • 00:19:44.220 --> 00:19:47.130
  • We fish together sometimes.
  • 00:19:47.130 --> 00:19:48.280
  • I met every one of these guys
  • 00:19:48.280 --> 00:19:50.120
  • volunteering and serving in the local church.
  • 00:19:50.120 --> 00:19:54.160
  • One goes all the way back to college.
  • 00:19:54.160 --> 00:19:56.000
  • We got to know each other
  • 00:19:56.000 --> 00:19:57.130
  • serving in a tiny little country church.
  • 00:19:57.130 --> 00:19:59.180
  • I thought, well my best friendships came
  • 00:19:59.180 --> 00:20:01.160
  • because I planted myself in the house.
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  • You're here today, you're here, you made it to church today,
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  • wonderful, thank you for showing up, please keep showing up.
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  • But I'm talking about taking that next step.
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  • Getting involved.
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  • A life group.
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  • A volunteer ministry team.
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  • Give yourself an opportunity to kind of
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  • get to know some people,
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  • and you'll find chemistry with someone.
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  • You'll discover a spiritual brother.
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  • You'll discover your Ron, your Hermione.
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  • You'll find someone and they're gonna believe in you
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  • and believe in your God.
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  • And there's such synergy in relationships.
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  • You see, I don't mean to hurt your feelings,
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  • but some of you guys are not winning the battle.
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  • You're surrendering turf
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  • because you're hanging out with the wrong people.
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  • All relationships are synergistic.
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  • And you adults know this 'cause you care a lot
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  • about the people your teenager hangs out with.
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  • But it's just as real a principle for you.
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  • And relationships are like chains.
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  • Chains can put you in bondage,
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  • or chains can be the thing that tow truck uses
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  • to pull you out the ditch.
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  • Spiritual relationships are the tow truck.
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  • They will help you find your higher ground.
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  • But you will find those relationships
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  • as you plant yourself in the house of God.
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  • And guess what?
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  • If it's not our church, that's fine.
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  • There are other great churches.
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  • Find yourself a Bible teaching, Christ-centered church,
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  • and plant yourself in the house,
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  • and be open for relationships.
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  • Who's your Ron?
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  • Where's your Hermione?
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  • (congregation applauds)
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  • See somebody who's going, ah, I can't do that, man.
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  • (stammers)
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  • I got these guys, I got, I got my guys, I got my boys.
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  • We been together since college.
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  • We been together since like middle school,
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  • and I know I go out with them, I do stuff with them,
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  • I make bad decisions with them.
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  • But they're my friends!
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  • I been loyal, listen.
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  • I'm not saying delete them, but you gotta manage them.
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  • 'Cause what happens?
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  • You hang out with them and their stupid rubs off on you.
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  • It's contagious.
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  • And I just challenge you with this.
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  • Are you spending time with people connected to your past?
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  • As opposed to spending time with people
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  • connected to your destiny?
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  • You need a band of brothers, my brother.
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  • You need a Ron, a Hermione.
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  • Here's the cool thing about the church, too.
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  • It's not just a couple people.
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  • You're gonna find a bunch of people.
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  • Man, praise God, our church is no longer a small church.
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  • It's something I wanna walk around with a t-shirt,
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  • like, I pastor a big church, no, I.
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  • I love we're a mega-church,
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  • 'cause a mega-church can have a mega-impact.
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  • We get together, there's so much synergy in this church.
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  • We wanna feed a city, we feed a city.
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  • We wanna clothe and feed and shelter orphans
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  • in far away places like Haiti and Nicaragua and Colombia,
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  • we can do it.
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  • We bring life to prison campuses.
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  • We're taking turf now in Palm Beach County.
  • 00:22:30.290 --> 00:22:33.050
  • We're getting homeless family off the street
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  • by way of our Hope House.
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  • I can't do that by myself.
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  • You can't do that by yourself.
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  • But together, come on, Nolan.
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  • Together, as the church, we do that.
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  • (congregation applauds)
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  • See, man, Harry has a whole collection of friends, right?
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  • He has some older people, it's mutli-generation.
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  • Dumbledore is his friend, and Hagrid's his friend.
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  • And Sirius Black is kind of like a bad guy
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  • who turns into a good guy who turns into a dead guy,
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  • but he's still kind of a helpful guy, right?
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  • As all these, but his best friends,
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  • he's found right there in the house.
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  • In Gryffindor, it's not just Ron and Hermione.
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  • It's the Weasley twins and it's Ginny and it's Neville
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  • and all these kids, man.
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  • And they're all missioned together.
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  • And there's something powerful about,
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  • you need to be planted in the house.
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  • Because you can't do this thing alone.
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  • Who told you life was an individual sport?
  • 00:23:18.150 --> 00:23:22.190
  • Life's a team sport if you wanted to live it well.
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  • If you wanna maximize your potential,
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  • if you wanna get to God's promised land for your life.
  • 00:23:26.280 --> 00:23:30.250
  • And all right, I'm done, I'm done, except,
  • 00:23:30.250 --> 00:23:32.050
  • except I had one little final idea.
  • 00:23:32.050 --> 00:23:34.220
  • But it's like really, a really deep, heavy, mature idea.
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  • Kind of like, really bonus.
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  • I'm not sure if you can handle it.
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  • Can you handle one more idea, but it's heavy?
  • 00:23:42.020 --> 00:23:43.180
  • Can you handle one more idea?
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  • (congregation cheers)
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  • All right, I'm a let you have it, just.
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  • All right, so, chapter 17, Exodus, man,
  • 00:23:47.020 --> 00:23:50.220
  • because you see this synergy of Moses,
  • 00:23:50.220 --> 00:23:52.200
  • he leans on Aaron and Hur and Joshua.
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  • His younger apprentice is fighting the battle,
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  • these two planes.
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  • They win the day, they over come the odds.
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  • Let me show you something cool,
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  • 'cause we need each other.
  • 00:24:01.000 --> 00:24:02.060
  • We need each other.
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  • We need help, we need people pouring into us.
  • 00:24:03.130 --> 00:24:05.000
  • All right, Hebrews, New Testament, Hebrews,
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  • go to chapter 12, quickly verse one,
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  • I'll show this to you in just a moment.
  • 00:24:09.290 --> 00:24:11.070
  • This is really an interesting fact.
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  • And I think it parallels the whole talk on Harry Potter
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  • to a degree.
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  • All right, Hebrews chapter 12, verse one.
  • 00:24:15.030 --> 00:24:18.040
  • Now right before Hebrews chapter 12,
  • 00:24:18.040 --> 00:24:19.240
  • we have Hebrews chapter?
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  • - [Congregation] 11.
  • 00:24:21.090 --> 00:24:22.140
  • - Not a trick question, 11, right?
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  • And 11 is this amazing litany of Hebrew heroes.
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  • Heroes in the Old testament,
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  • these men and women of renown, or phenomenal faith
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  • that won battles, took turf, fighters.
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  • Tells you about Noah, Daniel, Abraham, Isaac,
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  • and Jacob, all the, Deborah, all these winners.
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  • It inspires us, we read their stories and go,
  • 00:24:45.040 --> 00:24:47.140
  • wow, man, if God can do that with these people
  • 00:24:47.140 --> 00:24:48.280
  • and they're just as messed up as we are,
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  • what can God do with us?
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  • Read these stories, that's in Hebrews chapter 11.
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  • All these people who are dead now in heaven, now in heaven.
  • 00:24:55.240 --> 00:24:57.280
  • But then you get the first verse of chapter 12,
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  • which is on the screen right now, every campus.
  • 00:25:00.120 --> 00:25:02.080
  • Look what this says, this is very intriguing to me.
  • 00:25:02.080 --> 00:25:03.230
  • It says, therefore, referring to all people
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  • described in chapter 11, therefore,
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  • since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of?
  • 00:25:08.150 --> 00:25:11.070
  • - [Congregation] Witnesses.
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  • - Witnesses, sounded by this cloud of witnesses,
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  • let us throw off everything that hinders
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  • and the sin that so easily entangles.
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  • And let us run with perseverance the race.
  • 00:25:19.160 --> 00:25:22.000
  • And what do you wanna do with the race?
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  • You wanna win the race, right?
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  • Win the race marked out for us.
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  • Witnesses, now here's the disclaimer.
  • 00:25:26.100 --> 00:25:28.140
  • Ever feel like somebody's watching you?
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  • Ever just have that feeling like.
  • 00:25:31.230 --> 00:25:34.150
  • I get that sometimes.
  • 00:25:35.170 --> 00:25:37.030
  • Now, another disclaimer, I do not believe in ghosts.
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  • No such thing as ghosts.
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  • This verse is not talking about ghosts.
  • 00:25:42.290 --> 00:25:44.220
  • Now Harry Potter at Hogwarts.
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  • There's students, there's professors,
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  • and there's some ghosts floating around, right?
  • 00:25:48.050 --> 00:25:49.250
  • There's some ghosts that kind of show up in the movie,
  • 00:25:49.250 --> 00:25:52.030
  • and they kind of watch the kids,
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  • and occasionally they interact with the kids.
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  • Hebrews 12:1 is not talking about ghosts,
  • 00:25:55.020 --> 00:25:57.020
  • but it's talking about dead people.
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  • But these dead people aren't really dead people.
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  • They're still alive with Jesus in heaven.
  • 00:26:00.020 --> 00:26:01.230
  • And the scene in Hebrews chapter 12 is not a castle,
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  • it's an arena.
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  • And who are we?
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  • We're the gladiators.
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  • You and I, man, we're fighting, we're fighting.
  • 00:26:10.160 --> 00:26:12.230
  • We take a shot, man.
  • 00:26:12.230 --> 00:26:14.080
  • We get hit, we get bloodied, but we're not going down.
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  • We wanna win this fight.
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  • We wanna enjoy everything that God has for us.
  • 00:26:18.070 --> 00:26:21.000
  • We must fight to take what God has to give you.
  • 00:26:21.000 --> 00:26:23.220
  • And this passage says, around us though,
  • 00:26:23.220 --> 00:26:26.040
  • are these witnesses, all these believers,
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  • all these men and women of faith
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  • from the Old Testament.
  • 00:26:29.210 --> 00:26:31.060
  • And they're in the stands and they're cheering us
  • 00:26:31.060 --> 00:26:33.170
  • and they're watching us and they wanna champion us.
  • 00:26:33.170 --> 00:26:36.120
  • You see, that's important, 'cause I know sometimes in life,
  • 00:26:36.120 --> 00:26:38.120
  • I try harder, I work harder if I know someone's watching.
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  • True?
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  • Ever work out at the gym all by yourself
  • 00:26:42.240 --> 00:26:44.250
  • like, I wanna quit, it's getting heavy, rep eight.
  • 00:26:44.250 --> 00:26:47.120
  • But no, you've got this training partner?
  • 00:26:47.120 --> 00:26:49.080
  • And he or she, they're jacked, and like, come on!
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  • Give me another rep!
  • 00:26:51.040 --> 00:26:52.110
  • And like you bang out like, 10, 11, 12, right?
  • 00:26:52.110 --> 00:26:54.230
  • Then your girlfriend walks by.
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  • 13, 14, 15, right?
  • 00:26:56.000 --> 00:26:57.100
  • It changes 'cause who's watching you.
  • 00:26:57.100 --> 00:27:00.180
  • Christian, don't you quit 'cause Moses is up there going,
  • 00:27:00.180 --> 00:27:04.040
  • come on, come on, come on.
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  • I'm interceding for you.
  • 00:27:06.120 --> 00:27:07.270
  • And Elijah's like, come on, you're a little crazy,
  • 00:27:07.270 --> 00:27:09.260
  • but God can use crazy people.
  • 00:27:09.260 --> 00:27:11.020
  • Look at me, God's gonna use it.
  • 00:27:11.020 --> 00:27:12.160
  • And Daniel's like saying, you're a young person,
  • 00:27:12.160 --> 00:27:14.000
  • you're a teenager, but I was a teenager.
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  • When I faced persecution, God used me, come on.
  • 00:27:15.140 --> 00:27:16.250
  • Come on, they're cheering for you.
  • 00:27:16.250 --> 00:27:19.000
  • - Well that's it for our show today.
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  • Thanks again for being here,
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  • and we look forward to seeing you next time
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  • on Church By The Glades.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • (music fades)
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