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  • - Announcer: TODAY,
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  • - THIS PRODIGAL,
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  • WHO DESERVED PUNISHMENT,
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  • GOT A PARTY.
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  • GRACE IS GOD BLESSING US,
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  • EVEN WHEN WE DON'T DESERVE IT.
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  • PUNISHMENT PRODUCES TEMPORARY
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  • CHANGE IN EXTERNAL BEHAVIOR,
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  • BUT GOODNESS PROVIDES
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  • A PERMANENT CHANGE OF THE HEART.
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  • WHAT DOES GOD WANT TO DO FOR US?
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  • HE WANTS TO CHANGE US
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  • FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
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  • PUNISHMENT PRODUCES SLAVES.
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  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT GRACE
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  • AND GOODNESS PRODUCES?
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  • - FROM THE PRISONS
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  • FILLED WITH PEOPLE
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  • MONEY RUNNING THE GAME
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  • TO THE ORPHANS
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  • ROUND THE WORLD
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  • WHO NEED A FAMILY NAME
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  • WE GOTTA TURN IT AROUND
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  • FROM THE WOMEN
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  • ON THE STREETS
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  • WHO ARE LOOKING FOR LOVE
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  • TO THE JUNKIES
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  • WHO ARE TRAPPED
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  • TRYING TO GIVE UP THE DRUG
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  • WE GOTTA TURN IT AROUND
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  • - GOD SAYS,
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  • YOU'RE DESTINED TO WIN.
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  • - WELCOME TO DESTINED TO WIN.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER STRUGGLED
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  • MAKING CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE?
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  • COME ON, WE ALL HAVE.
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  • WE'VE TRIED TO DIET
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  • TO CHANGE OUR WEIGHT, OR
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  • BUDGET TO CHANGE OUR FINANCES.
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  • LET'S FACE IT THOUGH,
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  • CHANGE IS HARD WORK.
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  • AND DON'T EVEN LET ME START ON
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  • TRYING TO CHANGE OUR LIVES
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  • TO BE MORE LIKE GOD
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  • WANTS US TO.
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  • SOMETIMES THAT SEEMS
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  • ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE.
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  • I MEAN, NOT ONLY IS MAKING
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  • THE SHIFT HARD ENOUGH,
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  • BUT THEN THE ENEMY COMES IN
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  • AND TELLS US THAT
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  • WE'RE NOT CHANGING FAST ENOUGH,
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  • OR SOMEONE IN THE CHURCH
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  • TELLS US THAT GOD DOESN'T
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  • WANT US TO DO THIS OR THAT.
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  • TOO OFTEN THOUGH,
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  • WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE CHANGES
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  • TO EARN SOMETHING,
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  • OR TO AVOID A CONSEQUENCE.
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  • LIKE I SAID, CHANGE IS HARD.
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  • AND SO, TO CHANGE WE THINK
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  • WE JUST NEED TO WORK HARDER,
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  • BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT THE WORD
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  • TELLS US ABOUT CHANGE.
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  • CHANGE DOESN'T COME THROUGH
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  • TRYING HARDER.
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  • IT DOESN'T COME FROM FEAR.
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  • IT'S THE GOODNESS OF GOD
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  • THAT MAKES CHANGE WORK
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  • IN OUR LIVES.
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  • SO, IF THERE'S SOMETHING
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  • YOU'VE BEEN DEALING WITH,
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  • IF YOU KNOW YOU NEED TO MAKE
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  • A CHANGE, BUT YOU JUST CAN'T
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  • SEEM TO MAKE IT HAPPEN,
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  • THEN YOU NEED TO STAY TUNED.
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  • YOU DON'T NEED TO FEEL
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  • CONDEMNED ANYMORE.
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO WEAR
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  • YOURSELF OUT TRYING TO MAKE
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  • THIS CHRISTIAN LIFE HAPPEN.
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  • GOD IS READY TO MEET YOU
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  • RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE,
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  • AND WORK THAT CHANGE IN YOU
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  • THROUGH HIS GOODNESS.
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  • TODAY WE'RE GOING TO DISCOVER
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  • HOW TO BE CHANGED
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  • BY THE GOODNESS OF GOD.
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  • SO, LET'S GET
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  • - LOOK AT WHAT HE SAYS,
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  • VERSE 17 -- "WHEN HE CAME
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  • TO HIMSELF, HE SAID, HOW MANY
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  • OF MY FATHER'S HIRED SERVANTS
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  • HAVE BREAD ENOUGH AND DESPAIR,
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  • AND I PERISH WITH HUNGER?
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  • I WILL RISE AND GO TO MY FATHER.
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  • I'LL SAY TO HIM, FATHER,
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  • I HAVE SINNED AGAINST HEAVEN
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  • AND BEFORE YOU.
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  • I AM NO LONGER WORTHY
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  • TO BE CALLED YOUR SON.
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  • MAKE ME LIKE ONE
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  • OF YOUR HIRED SERVANTS".
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  • AND SO, HE'S THINKING --
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  • HE'S THINKING,
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  • I'LL EARN MY WAY BACK.
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  • I'LL EARN MY WAY BACK.
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  • AND SO, HE SAYS,
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  • I'M GOING TO GO BACK.
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  • I'M GOING TO TELL MY FATHER THAT
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  • I WANT TO BE A HIRED SERVANT.
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  • IN BIBLE TIMES, THERE'S
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  • THREE GROUPS OF SERVANTS.
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  • THERE'S THE FIRST GROUP --
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  • THEY'RE THE BONDSERVANTS.
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  • THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT,
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  • LIKE ARE IN CHARGE OF STUFF
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  • AND OTHER STAFF.
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  • AND SO, THIS FATHER IN THE STORY
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  • IS A REALLY WEALTHY GUY.
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  • HE'S GOT LOADS AND LOADS
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  • OF PEOPLE WORKING FOR HIM.
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  • HE'S GOT THIS ONE GROUP
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  • OF PEOPLE -- THEY'RE IN CHARGE
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  • OF OTHER STAFF.
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  • THEY ARE THE BONDSERVANTS,
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  • AND THEY ARE LIKE FAMILY,
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  • IN BIBLE TIMES.
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  • THEN YOU HAVE THE REGULAR
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  • SERVANTS, AND THEY WORK
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  • FOR THE BONDSERVANTS,
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  • AND THEY'RE KIND OF LIKE
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  • CONSIDERED FRINGE FAMILY.
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  • AND THEN, YOU'VE GOT HIRED
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  • SERVANTS AND THEN, DAY LABORERS.
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  • THEY'RE PEOPLE THAT NEVER KNOW
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  • WHETHER THEY'RE COMING BACK
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  • THE NEXT DAY, DON'T KNOW
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  • IF THEY'RE GOING TO BE RELEASED
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  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY
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  • -- REALLY, REALLY, REALLY POOR,
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  • IN EVERY SINGLE WAY,
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  • AND THESE ARE PEOPLE
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  • THAT KIND OF HAVE TO EARN
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  • THEIR NEXT DAY'S PAY,
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  • IF YOU WILL.
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  • AND SO, WHAT DOES THIS KID SAY
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  • TO HIS DAD?
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  • HE'S LIKE, CAN I JUST COME BACK
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  • AND PROVE MYSELF TO YOU,
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  • AS A HIRED SERVANT?
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  • YOU KNOW, I WANT TO WORK,
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  • WORK, WORK, WORK,
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  • AND IF YOU LIKE WHAT I DO,
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  • THEN YOU'LL TAKE ME BACK AGAIN.
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  • IF YOU LIKE WHAT I DO,
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  • YOU'LL GIVE ME A DAY'S WAGE.
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  • IF YOU LIKE WHAT I DO,
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  • YOU'LL GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAY.
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  • IF YOU LIKE --
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  • I WANT, I WANT TO EARN IT!
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  • THIS IS OUR PLAN, ISN'T IT?
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  • I MEAN, THINK ABOUT THIS.
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  • THINK ABOUT HOW
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  • OUR MENTALITY WORKS.
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  • WE DO SOMETHING WRONG,
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  • AND IF YOU'RE -- YOU KNOW,
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  • A CHRISTIAN FOR THE MOST PART,
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  • YOU'LL USUALLY FEEL CONVICTION
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  • ABOUT THAT,
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  • WHICH IS A GODLY THING, RIGHT?
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  • AND THEN, WHAT YOU'LL TRY TO DO,
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  • IS YOU'LL TRY TO SPEND
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  • THE NEXT X AMOUNT OF TIME
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  • MAKING UP FOR THE THING
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  • THAT YOU DID WRONG.
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  • RIGHT?
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  • AND HERE'S THE REASON WHY.
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  • IT'S NOT REALLY BECAUSE
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  • YOU WANT TO PERMANENTLY CHANGE
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  • THE BEHAVIOR, ALTHOUGH THAT
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  • MIGHT BE A MOTIVATION,
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  • BUT IT'S BECAUSE YOU WANT
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  • TO COUNTERACT THE WRONG
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  • THAT YOU DID.
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  • YOU WANT TO KIND OF GET BACK
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  • TO EVEN PLAYING FIELD.
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  • YOU WANT TO KIND OF GET BACK
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  • TO WHERE -- OKAY,
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  • GOD CAN BLESS YOU NOW,
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  • BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT
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  • AS BAD AS YOU WERE.
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  • YOU'VE SEPARATED YOURSELF
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  • FROM THE BADNESS A LITTLE BIT.
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  • NOW YOU'RE IN GOOD STANDING
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  • WITH GOD, BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT
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  • THREE DAYS OF NOT DOING
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  • THE WRONG THING.
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  • THIS IS HOW WE THINK!
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  • AND IT'S PREPOSTEROUS
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  • WHEN SOMEBODY EXPLAINS IT OUT
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  • LOUD, BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING --
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  • YEAH, THAT'S EXACTLY
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  • HOW WE THINK.
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  • BUT, THE PHARISEE PART OF US
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  • IS GOING, "BUT, I LIKE THAT."
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  • I LIKE TO KNOW IF I DO THIS,
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  • THEN I GET THIS,
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  • AND IF I DON'T DO THAT,
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  • THEN I DON'T GET THIS,
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  • AND I LIKE THE WHOLE THING THAT
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  • IF I OBEY GOD AND DO ALL OF
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  • MY RIGHT THINGS, THAT I QUALIFY.
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  • I LIKE THAT,
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  • BECAUSE I CAN CONTROL THAT.
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  • THAT'S IN MY CONTROL,
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  • AND AT LEAST I KNOW WHY STUFF
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  • IS NOT -- WE LOVE THIS SYSTEM.
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  • THAT'S THE OLD SYSTEM.
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  • THAT'S NOT THE NEW SYSTEM.
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  • AND SO, HE'S SAYING --
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT?
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  • I KNOW I DESERVE PUNISHMENT.
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  • EVERYBODY LISTENING TO THE STORY
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  • ARE GOING -- I KNOW WHERE
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  • JESUS IS TAKING THIS.
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  • JESUS IS TAKING THIS,
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  • THE FATHER IS GOING TO BEAT
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  • THIS BOY SENSELESS.
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  • AND THAT'S
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  • WHAT EVERYBODY'S EXPECTING,
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  • AND THEN, JESUS SHOCKS THEM.
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  • AND HERE'S WHAT JESUS SAYS.
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  • HE SAYS, "BUT WHEN
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  • HE WAS STILL A GREAT WAY OFF",
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  • VERSE 20, "HIS FATHER SAW HIM,
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  • AND HE HAD COMPASSION,
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  • AND HE RAN
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  • AND HE FELL ON HIS NECK,
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  • AND HE KISSED HIM".
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  • NOW, PICTURE -- PICTURE THIS.
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  • PICTURE THE KID SEEING
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  • THE FATHER RUNNING TOWARD HIM,
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  • RIGHT?
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT THE KID
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  • IS THINKING?
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  • UH-OH, I'D BETTER COVER UP.
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  • MY FATHER IS GOING TO BEAT
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  • THE SNOT OUT ME.
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  • HE LOOKS REALLY PISSED OFF!
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  • RIGHT?
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  • DID I JUST OFFEND
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  • SOME PHARISEES?
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  • I'M SORRY.
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  • HE LOOKS REALLY, REALLY --
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  • HE LOOKS REALLY, REALLY ANGRY --
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  • REALLY, REALLY ANGRY!
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  • OH, HERE HE COMES!
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  • I'M GOING TO -- I'M GOING
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  • TO BRACE FOR PUNISHMENT.
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  • RIGHT?
  • 00:06:20.150 --> 00:06:21.120
  • BUT WHEN THE FATHER GETS THERE,
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  • HE DOESN'T --
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  • HE DOESN'T BEAT HIM,
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  • HE DOESN'T SCOLD HIM.
  • 00:06:25.280 --> 00:06:26.280
  • HE HUGS HIM, AND HE KISSES HIM.
  • 00:06:26.280 --> 00:06:28.250
  • HE GIVES HIM COMPASSION.
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  • RIGHT?
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  • HE DOESN'T GIVE HIM
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  • WHAT HE DESERVES.
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  • HE WITHHOLDS FROM HIM
  • 00:06:34.030 --> 00:06:35.190
  • WHAT HE DOES DESERVE.
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  • WHAT IS THAT?
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  • THAT'S MERCY.
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  • RIGHT?
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  • AND I LOVE THE WAY
  • 00:06:40.010 --> 00:06:40.270
  • THAT JESUS PICTURES THIS,
  • 00:06:40.270 --> 00:06:42.010
  • BECAUSE IN BIBLE TIMES,
  • 00:06:42.010 --> 00:06:43.230
  • ARISTOCRATIC, WEALTHY GUYS
  • 00:06:43.230 --> 00:06:45.120
  • WHO OWNED BIG BUSINESSES
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  • AND HAD A LOT OF SERVANTS,
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  • THEY WOULDN'T RUN FOR ANYTHING.
  • 00:06:48.070 --> 00:06:49.220
  • THEY'D TELL SOMEBODY,
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  • "GO GET THAT FOR ME."
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  • RIGHT?
  • 00:06:51.180 --> 00:06:52.130
  • BUT, WHAT DO WE SEE
  • 00:06:52.130 --> 00:06:53.050
  • THIS FATHER DOING?
  • 00:06:53.050 --> 00:06:53.290
  • REMEMBER WHAT ARISTOTLE SAID --
  • 00:06:53.290 --> 00:06:54.270
  • HE SAID, GREAT MEN NEVER RUN.
  • 00:06:54.270 --> 00:06:56.020
  • WHAT DO WE SEE THIS GUY DO?
  • 00:06:56.020 --> 00:06:57.140
  • HE IS JUST TRUCKING, MAN!
  • 00:06:57.140 --> 00:06:58.140
  • HE'S HITCHED UP HIS DASHIKI
  • 00:06:58.140 --> 00:06:59.160
  • AND IT'S FLOPPING IN THE WIND,
  • 00:06:59.160 --> 00:07:00.140
  • AND HIS SANDALS ARE GOING OFF,
  • 00:07:00.140 --> 00:07:01.270
  • AND HE'S JUST RUNNING HARD.
  • 00:07:01.270 --> 00:07:02.190
  • BUT HE'S LIKE --
  • 00:07:02.190 --> 00:07:03.100
  • AND THEN WHEN HE GETS THERE,
  • 00:07:03.100 --> 00:07:04.060
  • YOU KNOW, HE'S PROBABLY
  • 00:07:04.060 --> 00:07:04.260
  • A LITTLE BIT OLDER,
  • 00:07:04.260 --> 00:07:05.180
  • AND HE'S PROBABLY LIKE --
  • 00:07:05.180 --> 00:07:06.120
  • [HEAVY BREATHING]
  • 00:07:06.120 --> 00:07:08.190
  • RIGHT?
  • 00:07:08.190 --> 00:07:10.050
  • WHY?
  • 00:07:10.050 --> 00:07:11.000
  • BECAUSE THAT'S HIS SON,
  • 00:07:11.000 --> 00:07:12.160
  • AND HE EXTENDS HIM MERCY,
  • 00:07:12.160 --> 00:07:13.220
  • WITHHOLDS FROM HIM THE JUDGMENT
  • 00:07:13.220 --> 00:07:15.290
  • THAT HE DESERVED,
  • 00:07:15.290 --> 00:07:16.250
  • AND GUESS WHAT BEGINS TO HAPPEN
  • 00:07:16.250 --> 00:07:17.190
  • TO THAT KID'S HEART?
  • 00:07:17.190 --> 00:07:19.210
  • IT BEGINS TO MELT.
  • 00:07:19.210 --> 00:07:21.210
  • IT BEGINS TO CHANGE, BECAUSE
  • 00:07:21.210 --> 00:07:23.090
  • THAT'S WHAT MERCY WILL DO.
  • 00:07:23.090 --> 00:07:24.280
  • AND THEN, JESUS ELEVATES IT
  • 00:07:24.280 --> 00:07:26.280
  • THE NEXT LEVEL OF GOODNESS,
  • 00:07:26.280 --> 00:07:28.230
  • AND THE SON SAYS TO HIM,
  • 00:07:28.230 --> 00:07:30.090
  • "FATHER," VERSE 21,
  • 00:07:30.090 --> 00:07:31.200
  • "I HAVE SINNED AGAINST HEAVEN
  • 00:07:31.200 --> 00:07:32.170
  • AND IN YOUR SIGHT I AM NO LONGER
  • 00:07:32.170 --> 00:07:33.280
  • WORTHY TO BE CALLED YOUR SON.
  • 00:07:33.280 --> 00:07:36.010
  • THE FATHER SAID TO HIS SERVANTS,
  • 00:07:36.010 --> 00:07:37.110
  • BRING OUT THE BEST ROBE
  • 00:07:37.110 --> 00:07:38.230
  • AND PUT IT ON HIM.
  • 00:07:38.230 --> 00:07:40.230
  • PUT A RING ON HIS HAND,
  • 00:07:40.230 --> 00:07:41.230
  • AND SANDALS ON HIS FEET.
  • 00:07:41.230 --> 00:07:43.040
  • BRING THE FATTED CALF HERE
  • 00:07:43.040 --> 00:07:44.090
  • AND KILL IT.
  • 00:07:44.090 --> 00:07:45.020
  • LET US EAT AND BE MERRY,
  • 00:07:45.020 --> 00:07:46.070
  • FOR THIS SON OF MINE WAS DEAD,
  • 00:07:46.070 --> 00:07:48.190
  • HE'S ALIVE AGAIN.
  • 00:07:48.190 --> 00:07:49.120
  • HE WAS LOST, AND HE'S FOUND.
  • 00:07:49.120 --> 00:07:51.130
  • AND THEY BEGAN TO BE MERRY."
  • 00:07:51.130 --> 00:07:53.160
  • THIS PRODIGAL, WHO DESERVED
  • 00:07:53.160 --> 00:07:55.210
  • PUNISHMENT, GOT A PARTY.
  • 00:07:56.290 --> 00:07:59.290
  • MERCY IS GOD WITHHOLDING
  • 00:07:59.290 --> 00:08:02.220
  • FROM US WHAT WE DESERVE.
  • 00:08:02.220 --> 00:08:05.050
  • GRACE IS GOD GIVING US
  • 00:08:05.050 --> 00:08:07.110
  • WHAT WE DON'T DESERVE.
  • 00:08:07.160 --> 00:08:10.160
  • MERCY WAS HIM WITHHOLDING
  • 00:08:10.160 --> 00:08:12.170
  • THE PUNISHMENT.
  • 00:08:12.170 --> 00:08:13.220
  • GRACE WAS HIM THROWING HIM
  • 00:08:13.220 --> 00:08:15.060
  • A PARTY.
  • 00:08:15.060 --> 00:08:17.020
  • GRACE WAS HIM SAYING,
  • 00:08:17.020 --> 00:08:18.150
  • NOT ONLY DON'T
  • 00:08:18.150 --> 00:08:19.080
  • YOU HAVE TO DO THE TIME,
  • 00:08:19.080 --> 00:08:20.170
  • BUT HERE'S $1.000 ON YOUR WAY
  • 00:08:20.170 --> 00:08:22.270
  • OUT OF THE COURTROOM.
  • 00:08:22.270 --> 00:08:24.020
  • SEE, THAT'S WHAT GRACE IS.
  • 00:08:24.020 --> 00:08:26.090
  • GRACE IS GOD BLESSING US,
  • 00:08:26.090 --> 00:08:28.180
  • EVEN WHEN WE DON'T DESERVE IT.
  • 00:08:28.180 --> 00:08:30.280
  • AND SEE HOW HE BLESSES HIM.
  • 00:08:30.280 --> 00:08:32.190
  • THE FIRST THING HE DOES --
  • 00:08:32.190 --> 00:08:33.120
  • SO, HE GIVES HIM A PARTY,
  • 00:08:33.120 --> 00:08:34.090
  • AND HE PUTS A ROBE ON HIM.
  • 00:08:34.090 --> 00:08:36.020
  • WHAT'S THAT ROBE?
  • 00:08:36.020 --> 00:08:37.090
  • THAT ROBE WAS THE FATHER'S ROBE.
  • 00:08:37.090 --> 00:08:38.190
  • IT WAS THE BEST ROBE.
  • 00:08:38.190 --> 00:08:40.080
  • WHAT IS GOD SAYING TO US?
  • 00:08:40.080 --> 00:08:41.170
  • HERE'S WHAT HE'S DONE FOR US,
  • 00:08:41.170 --> 00:08:42.270
  • EVEN THOUGH WE DON'T DESERVE IT.
  • 00:08:42.270 --> 00:08:44.050
  • HE'S PUT UPON US
  • 00:08:44.050 --> 00:08:46.050
  • THE ROBE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 00:08:46.050 --> 00:08:47.240
  • HE'S GIVEN US THE RIGHT STANDING
  • 00:08:47.240 --> 00:08:49.120
  • OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:08:49.120 --> 00:08:50.230
  • WE DON'T DESERVE IT.
  • 00:08:50.230 --> 00:08:52.090
  • WE HAVEN'T EARNED IT,
  • 00:08:52.090 --> 00:08:53.180
  • BUT HE'S GIVEN IT TO US ANYWAY.
  • 00:08:53.180 --> 00:08:55.060
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:08:55.060 --> 00:08:57.210
  • ROBE.
  • 00:08:57.210 --> 00:08:58.240
  • RING ON THE FINGER.
  • 00:08:58.240 --> 00:09:00.090
  • YOU KNOW WHAT THE RING WAS?
  • 00:09:00.090 --> 00:09:01.100
  • IN BIBLE TIMES, REALLY,
  • 00:09:01.100 --> 00:09:02.160
  • REALLY WEALTHY MEN HAD RINGS
  • 00:09:02.160 --> 00:09:03.130
  • WITH INSIGNIAS ON THEM.
  • 00:09:03.130 --> 00:09:05.000
  • THEY WOULD DRIP, LIKE WAX
  • 00:09:05.000 --> 00:09:06.140
  • ON PACKAGES, AND THEN
  • 00:09:06.140 --> 00:09:07.270
  • THEY'D PUSH THE INSIGNIA
  • 00:09:07.270 --> 00:09:09.060
  • INTO THE PACKAGE
  • 00:09:09.060 --> 00:09:10.110
  • TO MARK THAT IT BELONGED
  • 00:09:10.110 --> 00:09:12.050
  • TO THE WEALTHY PERSON.
  • 00:09:12.050 --> 00:09:13.170
  • YOU KNOW, IT WAS A SIGN
  • 00:09:13.170 --> 00:09:15.180
  • OF PROTECTION -- DON'T MESS --
  • 00:09:15.180 --> 00:09:17.250
  • DON'T MESS WITH THAT PACKAGE,
  • 00:09:17.250 --> 00:09:19.140
  • BECAUSE THAT PACKAGE
  • 00:09:19.140 --> 00:09:20.220
  • IS BACKED BY THE PERSON
  • 00:09:20.220 --> 00:09:21.290
  • WHOSE INSIGNIA
  • 00:09:21.290 --> 00:09:22.220
  • IS ON THE PACKAGE.
  • 00:09:22.220 --> 00:09:23.260
  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT GOD
  • 00:09:23.260 --> 00:09:24.170
  • HAS DONE FOR US,
  • 00:09:24.170 --> 00:09:25.170
  • ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURE?
  • 00:09:25.170 --> 00:09:26.210
  • HE HAS SEALED US,
  • 00:09:26.210 --> 00:09:27.090
  • MARKED US WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 00:09:27.090 --> 00:09:29.030
  • OF PROMISE,
  • 00:09:29.030 --> 00:09:29.250
  • AND HERE'S WHAT HE SAID.
  • 00:09:29.250 --> 00:09:31.150
  • "AND I PUT UPON YOU
  • 00:09:31.150 --> 00:09:32.100
  • PROTECTION OVER YOUR LIFE."
  • 00:09:32.100 --> 00:09:35.000
  • EVEN THOUGH YOU
  • 00:09:35.000 --> 00:09:35.150
  • DON'T DESERVE IT, EVEN WHEN
  • 00:09:35.150 --> 00:09:36.250
  • YOU'RE WALKING AWAY, EVEN THOUGH
  • 00:09:36.250 --> 00:09:38.000
  • WHEN YOU'RE WALKING ASTRAY,
  • 00:09:38.000 --> 00:09:39.070
  • I PUT PROTECTION OVER YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:09:39.070 --> 00:09:41.260
  • THAT'S GRACE!
  • 00:09:41.260 --> 00:09:42.190
  • THAT'S GRACE!
  • 00:09:42.190 --> 00:09:43.270
  • THEN, WHAT DOES HE SAY?
  • 00:09:43.270 --> 00:09:44.200
  • PUT SOME SANDALS ON HIS FEET.
  • 00:09:45.030 --> 00:09:48.030
  • IN BIBLE TIMES, HIRED SERVANTS
  • 00:09:48.030 --> 00:09:49.180
  • DID NOT WEAR SHOES.
  • 00:09:49.180 --> 00:09:51.100
  • THAT'S HOW POOR THEY WERE.
  • 00:09:51.100 --> 00:09:53.180
  • IT'S LIKE THE OLD NEGRO
  • 00:09:53.180 --> 00:09:54.170
  • SPIRITUAL, ALL OF GOD'S CHILLUN
  • 00:09:54.170 --> 00:09:56.060
  • -- YOU HAVE TO SAY IT LIKE THAT,
  • 00:09:56.060 --> 00:09:57.080
  • CHILLUN GOT SHOES, RIGHT?
  • 00:09:57.080 --> 00:09:58.080
  • JUST SAYING.
  • 00:09:58.080 --> 00:09:59.060
  • GOD CARES SO MUCH ABOUT
  • 00:09:59.060 --> 00:10:00.060
  • ALL OF US, AND EVEN THOUGH
  • 00:10:00.060 --> 00:10:01.010
  • WE MAY NOT DESERVE SHOES,
  • 00:10:01.010 --> 00:10:02.000
  • EVEN THOUGH WE SHOULD BE WALKING
  • 00:10:02.000 --> 00:10:04.120
  • AROUND BAREFOOT, AND WE
  • 00:10:04.120 --> 00:10:05.050
  • SHOULD BE DISTANT FROM GOD,
  • 00:10:05.050 --> 00:10:07.130
  • THAT GOD PUTS SHOES ON US,
  • 00:10:07.130 --> 00:10:08.150
  • AND GOD PROVIDES FOR OUR NEEDS,
  • 00:10:08.150 --> 00:10:10.080
  • EVEN THOUGH WE DON'T --
  • 00:10:10.080 --> 00:10:11.150
  • AND GOD DOESN'T JUST PROVIDE
  • 00:10:11.150 --> 00:10:12.070
  • FOR OUR NEEDS, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:10:12.070 --> 00:10:13.030
  • JUST THE KIND OF NEEDS
  • 00:10:13.030 --> 00:10:14.130
  • THAT WE HAVE, IF YOU WILL.
  • 00:10:14.130 --> 00:10:16.180
  • HE DOES IT ACCORDING TO
  • 00:10:16.180 --> 00:10:17.090
  • HIS RICHES IN GLORY,
  • 00:10:17.090 --> 00:10:18.200
  • BY HIS HEAVENLY SUPPLY.
  • 00:10:18.230 --> 00:10:21.230
  • AND THEN HE SAYS THIS --
  • 00:10:21.230 --> 00:10:23.080
  • AND HE SAYS,
  • 00:10:23.080 --> 00:10:24.040
  • "AND KILL THE FATTED CALF".
  • 00:10:24.040 --> 00:10:24.260
  • IN BIBLE TIMES, THE FATTED CALF
  • 00:10:24.260 --> 00:10:25.260
  • WAS ONLY PULLED OUT
  • 00:10:25.260 --> 00:10:27.130
  • ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS.
  • 00:10:27.130 --> 00:10:29.040
  • IT WAS ALWAYS MORE MEAT
  • 00:10:29.040 --> 00:10:31.020
  • THAN ANYONE COULD EAT.
  • 00:10:31.020 --> 00:10:32.230
  • HERE'S WHAT GOD IS SAYING.
  • 00:10:32.230 --> 00:10:33.280
  • GOD IS SAYING, YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:10:33.280 --> 00:10:35.030
  • HERE'S WHAT GRACE IS.
  • 00:10:35.030 --> 00:10:36.140
  • IT'S ME BLESSING YOU,
  • 00:10:36.140 --> 00:10:37.060
  • FAR BEYOND WHAT YOU NEED
  • 00:10:37.060 --> 00:10:38.130
  • IN YOUR LIFE, EVEN THOUGH
  • 00:10:38.130 --> 00:10:40.170
  • YOU DON'T DESERVE IT.
  • 00:10:40.170 --> 00:10:41.160
  • SEE, GOD DOESN'T WANT TO
  • 00:10:41.160 --> 00:10:43.010
  • NOT JUST WITHHOLD PUNISHMENT
  • 00:10:43.010 --> 00:10:45.070
  • FROM US.
  • 00:10:45.070 --> 00:10:46.080
  • GOD WANTS TO INVITE US,
  • 00:10:46.080 --> 00:10:48.130
  • AND WELCOME US,
  • 00:10:48.130 --> 00:10:49.230
  • INTO THE PARTY OF GRACE,
  • 00:10:49.230 --> 00:10:52.220
  • AND THAT'S WHAT HIS GOODNESS IS.
  • 00:10:52.220 --> 00:10:54.250
  • IT IS A COMBINATION
  • 00:10:54.250 --> 00:10:55.210
  • OF MERCY AND GRACE,
  • 00:10:55.210 --> 00:10:57.260
  • AND IT'S TRANSFORMATION
  • 00:10:57.260 --> 00:10:59.060
  • IN EVERY WAY.
  • 00:10:59.060 --> 00:11:00.170
  • NOW, THINK ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:11:00.170 --> 00:11:02.210
  • WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT KID?
  • 00:11:02.210 --> 00:11:04.210
  • DO YOU THINK HE BECAME LOYAL
  • 00:11:04.210 --> 00:11:06.140
  • TO HIS FATHER?
  • 00:11:06.140 --> 00:11:08.230
  • DO YOU THINK HE LOVED
  • 00:11:08.230 --> 00:11:09.130
  • HIS FATHER MORE?
  • 00:11:09.130 --> 00:11:11.150
  • DO YOU THINK HE REGRETTED
  • 00:11:11.150 --> 00:11:12.100
  • WHAT HE DID?
  • 00:11:12.100 --> 00:11:13.180
  • DO YOU THINK THAT HIS CHANCES
  • 00:11:13.180 --> 00:11:15.000
  • OF NOT REPEATING
  • 00:11:15.000 --> 00:11:16.090
  • THE BEHAVIOR INCREASED?
  • 00:11:16.090 --> 00:11:19.030
  • I THINK THEY ALL DID.
  • 00:11:19.030 --> 00:11:19.250
  • WHY?
  • 00:11:19.250 --> 00:11:20.230
  • BECAUSE PUNISHMENT --
  • 00:11:20.230 --> 00:11:22.120
  • LISTEN TO ME CAREFULLY --
  • 00:11:22.120 --> 00:11:23.200
  • PRODUCES TEMPORARY CHANGE
  • 00:11:23.200 --> 00:11:25.140
  • IN EXTERNAL BEHAVIOR.
  • 00:11:27.100 --> 00:11:30.100
  • PUNISHMENT PRODUCES
  • 00:11:30.100 --> 00:11:31.110
  • TEMPORARY CHANGE IN EXTERNAL
  • 00:11:31.110 --> 00:11:33.090
  • BEHAVIOR, BUT GOODNESS
  • 00:11:33.130 --> 00:11:36.130
  • PROVIDES A PERMANENT CHANGE
  • 00:11:36.130 --> 00:11:37.180
  • IN THE HEART.
  • 00:11:37.180 --> 00:11:39.250
  • AND WHAT DOES GOD WANT
  • 00:11:39.250 --> 00:11:40.200
  • TO DO FOR US?
  • 00:11:40.200 --> 00:11:41.170
  • HE WANTS TO CHANGE US
  • 00:11:41.170 --> 00:11:42.180
  • FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
  • 00:11:42.180 --> 00:11:44.030
  • PUNISHMENT PRODUCES SLAVES.
  • 00:11:44.230 --> 00:11:47.230
  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT GRACE
  • 00:11:47.230 --> 00:11:48.150
  • AND GOODNESS PRODUCES?
  • 00:11:48.150 --> 00:11:49.290
  • SONS AND DAUGHTERS.
  • 00:11:49.290 --> 00:11:51.230
  • WHAT DOES GOD WANT US TO BE?
  • 00:11:51.230 --> 00:11:52.290
  • GOD WANTS US TO BE SONS
  • 00:11:52.290 --> 00:11:54.100
  • AND DAUGHTERS.
  • 00:11:54.100 --> 00:11:55.130
  • HE WANTS US TO BE SONS
  • 00:11:55.130 --> 00:11:56.080
  • AND DAUGHTERS BY CHOICE.
  • 00:11:56.080 --> 00:11:57.200
  • I MEAN, THINK ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:11:57.200 --> 00:12:00.030
  • GOD COULD MAKE EVERY SINGLE ONE
  • 00:12:00.030 --> 00:12:01.050
  • OF US DO ANYTHING
  • 00:12:01.050 --> 00:12:01.270
  • THAT HE WANTED US TO DO,
  • 00:12:01.270 --> 00:12:03.160
  • IN A REAL HEARTBEAT.
  • 00:12:03.160 --> 00:12:04.180
  • HE COULD JUST SIT UP THERE,
  • 00:12:04.180 --> 00:12:05.220
  • BECAUSE HE HAS THIS ABILITY
  • 00:12:05.220 --> 00:12:06.200
  • TO BE LIKE --
  • 00:12:06.200 --> 00:12:07.140
  • ARE YOU STEPPING ON THE LINES?
  • 00:12:07.140 --> 00:12:09.270
  • RIGHT?
  • 00:12:09.270 --> 00:12:11.040
  • HE COULD JUST BE SITTING UP
  • 00:12:11.040 --> 00:12:12.050
  • THERE, LIKE HE GAVE ALL
  • 00:12:12.050 --> 00:12:13.030
  • OF THE ANGELS COMMANDS, OKAY?
  • 00:12:13.030 --> 00:12:13.280
  • HE COULD PUT ALL ZAPPERS
  • 00:12:13.280 --> 00:12:15.190
  • IN THE ANGELS' HANDS.
  • 00:12:15.190 --> 00:12:16.170
  • HE'D BE LIKE -- ALL RIGHT,
  • 00:12:16.170 --> 00:12:18.220
  • LET'S LOOK OVER OUR CREATION.
  • 00:12:18.220 --> 00:12:19.140
  • ANYBODY THAT STEPS OUT OF LINE,
  • 00:12:19.140 --> 00:12:20.080
  • JUST --
  • 00:12:20.080 --> 00:12:20.210
  • [ZAPPING NOISE]
  • 00:12:20.210 --> 00:12:21.220
  • RIGHT?
  • 00:12:21.220 --> 00:12:21.280
  • AND PRETTY SOON,
  • 00:12:21.280 --> 00:12:22.140
  • YOU'D HAVE PEOPLE WHO KNEW --
  • 00:12:22.140 --> 00:12:23.200
  • WELL, I CAN'T DO THAT BECAUSE
  • 00:12:23.200 --> 00:12:25.000
  • [ZAPPING NOISE],
  • 00:12:25.000 --> 00:12:25.110
  • AND I CAN'T DO THAT BECAUSE
  • 00:12:25.110 --> 00:12:26.050
  • [ZAPPING NOISE],
  • 00:12:26.050 --> 00:12:26.260
  • AND I CAN'T DO THAT BECAUSE
  • 00:12:26.260 --> 00:12:27.220
  • [ZAPPING NOISE].
  • 00:12:27.220 --> 00:12:30.010
  • AND WHAT WOULD HAPPEN?
  • 00:12:30.010 --> 00:12:31.180
  • WE WOULD BE DOING IT
  • 00:12:31.180 --> 00:12:33.000
  • BECAUSE WE HAVE TO,
  • 00:12:33.000 --> 00:12:34.240
  • BECAUSE WE WOULD BE AFRAID
  • 00:12:34.240 --> 00:12:36.180
  • OF BEING PUNISHED,
  • 00:12:36.180 --> 00:12:38.000
  • INSTEAD OF BECAUSE WE WANT TO,
  • 00:12:38.000 --> 00:12:39.240
  • BECAUSE WE LOVE ALMIGHTY GOD.
  • 00:12:39.240 --> 00:12:42.010
  • SEE, HERE'S WHAT GOD
  • 00:12:42.010 --> 00:12:42.200
  • IS INTERESTED IN.
  • 00:12:42.200 --> 00:12:43.230
  • GOD IS INTERESTED IN HAVING
  • 00:12:43.230 --> 00:12:45.160
  • SONS AND DAUGHTERS
  • 00:12:45.160 --> 00:12:47.180
  • WHO DO THE RIGHT THING BECAUSE
  • 00:12:47.180 --> 00:12:49.290
  • THEY WANT TO, BECAUSE
  • 00:12:49.290 --> 00:12:51.020
  • THEIR HEART HAS BEEN CHANGED.
  • 00:12:51.020 --> 00:12:53.040
  • AND HERE'S HOW HE CHANGES US,
  • 00:12:53.040 --> 00:12:54.000
  • BY GOODNESS AND MERCY.
  • 00:12:54.000 --> 00:12:55.270
  • NOW, MOST PEOPLE THINK
  • 00:12:55.270 --> 00:12:56.160
  • THE STORY IS OVER RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:12:56.160 --> 00:12:58.090
  • ALRIGHT, THE KID CAME HOME,
  • 00:12:58.150 --> 00:13:01.170
  • AND THE STORY IS OVER!
  • 00:13:01.170 --> 00:13:02.190
  • BUT THE STORY IS NOT OVER,
  • 00:13:02.190 --> 00:13:03.140
  • BECAUSE WHO DID JESUS AIM
  • 00:13:03.140 --> 00:13:06.110
  • THE STORY AT?
  • 00:13:06.110 --> 00:13:08.030
  • PHARISEES.
  • 00:13:08.030 --> 00:13:08.260
  • WATCH THIS.
  • 00:13:08.260 --> 00:13:10.280
  • VERSE 25 -- "NOW HIS OLDEST SON
  • 00:13:10.280 --> 00:13:12.060
  • WAS IN THE FIELD, AND HE CAME
  • 00:13:12.060 --> 00:13:14.160
  • AND HE DREW NEAR TO THE HOUSE,
  • 00:13:14.160 --> 00:13:15.190
  • AND HE HEARD MUSIC AND DANCING,
  • 00:13:15.190 --> 00:13:17.090
  • AND SO HE CALLED ONE
  • 00:13:17.090 --> 00:13:18.010
  • OF THE SERVANTS
  • 00:13:18.010 --> 00:13:19.150
  • AND HE ASKED WHAT
  • 00:13:19.150 --> 00:13:20.040
  • THESE THINGS MEANT.
  • 00:13:20.040 --> 00:13:20.240
  • AND HE SAID TO HIM,
  • 00:13:20.240 --> 00:13:21.230
  • YOUR BROTHER HAS COME HOME,
  • 00:13:21.230 --> 00:13:22.190
  • AND BECAUSE HE HAS RECEIVED,
  • 00:13:22.190 --> 00:13:24.090
  • HIS FATHER HAS RECEIVED HIM
  • 00:13:24.090 --> 00:13:25.040
  • SAFE AND SOUND, YOUR FATHER
  • 00:13:25.040 --> 00:13:26.110
  • HAS KILLED THE FATTED CALF."
  • 00:13:26.110 --> 00:13:28.050
  • RIGHT?
  • 00:13:28.050 --> 00:13:29.140
  • "AND HE WAS ANGRY.
  • 00:13:29.140 --> 00:13:31.090
  • HE WOULD NOT GO IN,
  • 00:13:31.090 --> 00:13:32.050
  • AND THEREFORE,
  • 00:13:32.050 --> 00:13:33.000
  • HIS FATHER CAME OUT.
  • 00:13:33.000 --> 00:13:34.100
  • HE PLEADED WITH HIM.
  • 00:13:34.100 --> 00:13:35.290
  • SO, HE ANSWERED AND HE SAID
  • 00:13:35.290 --> 00:13:37.120
  • TO HIS FATHER, LO,
  • 00:13:37.120 --> 00:13:38.060
  • THESE MANY YEARS
  • 00:13:38.060 --> 00:13:38.280
  • I'VE BEEN SERVING YOU.
  • 00:13:38.280 --> 00:13:39.180
  • I'VE NEVER TRANSGRESSED
  • 00:13:39.180 --> 00:13:40.110
  • YOUR COMMANDMENT AT ANY TIME."
  • 00:13:40.110 --> 00:13:41.270
  • LIE.
  • 00:13:41.270 --> 00:13:44.120
  • "AND YET, YOU NEVER GAVE ME
  • 00:13:44.120 --> 00:13:46.050
  • A YOUNG GOAT, THAT I MIGHT
  • 00:13:46.050 --> 00:13:47.060
  • MAKE MERRY WITH MY FRIENDS."
  • 00:13:47.060 --> 00:13:49.050
  • BY THE WAY, LET ME JUST ASK YOU
  • 00:13:49.050 --> 00:13:50.180
  • A QUESTION.
  • 00:13:50.180 --> 00:13:52.000
  • WHO IS THE YOUNGER SON
  • 00:13:52.000 --> 00:13:53.000
  • MAKING MERRY WITH?
  • 00:13:53.000 --> 00:13:55.210
  • THE FATHER.
  • 00:13:55.210 --> 00:13:58.160
  • FRIENDS WERE INVITED,
  • 00:13:58.160 --> 00:14:00.110
  • BUT IT WAS REALLY A PARTY
  • 00:14:00.110 --> 00:14:01.230
  • TO CELEBRATE THE REUNION
  • 00:14:01.230 --> 00:14:04.010
  • OF THE FATHER AND THE SON.
  • 00:14:04.010 --> 00:14:05.280
  • WHAT WAS THIS KID'S MOTIVATION?
  • 00:14:05.280 --> 00:14:08.120
  • TO HANG WITH HIS FRIENDS.
  • 00:14:08.120 --> 00:14:09.290
  • IT'S OKAY FOR YOU TO HAVE
  • 00:14:09.290 --> 00:14:11.130
  • FRIENDS, BUT DO YOU KNOW
  • 00:14:11.130 --> 00:14:13.070
  • WHO WANTS TO BE YOUR BEST FRIEND
  • 00:14:13.070 --> 00:14:15.080
  • IN LIFE?
  • 00:14:15.080 --> 00:14:16.160
  • JESUS.
  • 00:14:16.160 --> 00:14:17.190
  • THE FATHER WANTS TO BE
  • 00:14:17.190 --> 00:14:19.070
  • YOUR BEST FRIEND.
  • 00:14:19.070 --> 00:14:20.110
  • IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU HANGING
  • 00:14:20.110 --> 00:14:21.150
  • WITH OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:21.150 --> 00:14:22.170
  • IT'S ABOUT YOU HANGING
  • 00:14:22.170 --> 00:14:24.010
  • WITH JESUS.
  • 00:14:24.010 --> 00:14:24.220
  • IT'S ABOUT YOU HAVING
  • 00:14:24.220 --> 00:14:25.280
  • CLOSE FELLOWSHIP WITH JESUS.
  • 00:14:25.280 --> 00:14:28.130
  • "BUT AS SOON AS THIS SON
  • 00:14:28.130 --> 00:14:29.080
  • OF YOURS CAME HOME,
  • 00:14:29.080 --> 00:14:31.210
  • WHO DEVOURED YOUR LIVELIHOOD
  • 00:14:31.210 --> 00:14:33.060
  • WITH HARLOTS,
  • 00:14:33.060 --> 00:14:34.220
  • YOU KILLED THE FATTED CALF."
  • 00:14:34.220 --> 00:14:36.030
  • DO YOU SEE HIM RAISING HIS PINKY
  • 00:14:36.030 --> 00:14:37.080
  • AS HE'S DRINKING HIS TEA?
  • 00:14:37.080 --> 00:14:39.170
  • RIGHT?
  • 00:14:39.170 --> 00:14:41.000
  • "AND HE SAID TO HIM, SON,
  • 00:14:41.000 --> 00:14:41.260
  • YOU ARE ALWAYS WITH ME.
  • 00:14:41.260 --> 00:14:43.020
  • ALL THAT I HAVE IS YOURS.
  • 00:14:43.020 --> 00:14:44.220
  • IT WAS RIGHT THAT WE SHOULD
  • 00:14:44.220 --> 00:14:45.220
  • MAKE MERRY AND BE GLAD
  • 00:14:45.220 --> 00:14:46.200
  • FOR YOUR BROTHER WAS DEAD,
  • 00:14:46.200 --> 00:14:47.170
  • HE'S ALIVE AGAIN.
  • 00:14:47.170 --> 00:14:49.190
  • HE WAS LOST,
  • 00:14:49.190 --> 00:14:50.150
  • AND NOW HE'S FOUND."
  • 00:14:50.150 --> 00:14:51.190
  • NOW, AT FIRST BLUSH, RIGHT?
  • 00:14:51.190 --> 00:14:53.110
  • EVERYBODY IS GOING --
  • 00:14:53.110 --> 00:14:54.030
  • WELL, I COULD SEE WHY THE KID
  • 00:14:54.030 --> 00:14:55.040
  • WOULD BE MAD.
  • 00:14:55.040 --> 00:14:56.220
  • I MEAN, THINK ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:14:56.220 --> 00:14:57.150
  • WHY DIDN'T THE FATHER
  • 00:14:57.150 --> 00:14:59.000
  • DO ANYTHING FOR THE KID?
  • 00:14:59.000 --> 00:14:59.220
  • HE DID.
  • 00:14:59.220 --> 00:15:00.280
  • WHEN THE FATHER GAVE
  • 00:15:00.280 --> 00:15:01.270
  • THE YOUNGER SON ONE-THIRD,
  • 00:15:01.270 --> 00:15:03.040
  • WHAT DID HE DO
  • 00:15:03.040 --> 00:15:03.190
  • FOR THE OLDER SON?
  • 00:15:03.190 --> 00:15:05.190
  • HE GAVE HIM TWO-THIRDS.
  • 00:15:05.190 --> 00:15:08.190
  • HE GAVE HIM LITERALLY
  • 00:15:08.190 --> 00:15:10.030
  • EVERYTHING ELSE HE HAD LEFT.
  • 00:15:10.140 --> 00:15:13.140
  • EVERYTHING THAT THE FATHER NOW
  • 00:15:13.140 --> 00:15:14.130
  • OWNED WAS IN THE OLDER SON'S
  • 00:15:14.130 --> 00:15:16.200
  • POSSESSION.
  • 00:15:16.200 --> 00:15:18.080
  • YOU SEE HOW THAT HEART STUFF,
  • 00:15:18.150 --> 00:15:21.150
  • THAT PHARISEE STUFF,
  • 00:15:21.150 --> 00:15:23.110
  • CAN BLOCK YOU FROM JUST
  • 00:15:23.110 --> 00:15:26.030
  • ENJOYING EVERYTHING THAT
  • 00:15:26.030 --> 00:15:27.030
  • GOD HAS GIVEN TO YOU IN LIFE?
  • 00:15:27.030 --> 00:15:28.000
  • RIGHT?
  • 00:15:28.000 --> 00:15:28.060
  • AND HERE'S WHAT
  • 00:15:28.060 --> 00:15:28.220
  • I WANT YOU TO SEE.
  • 00:15:28.220 --> 00:15:29.100
  • IT LOOKS LIKE THE KID
  • 00:15:29.100 --> 00:15:30.110
  • NEVER DID ANYTHING WRONG.
  • 00:15:30.110 --> 00:15:31.100
  • IT LOOKS LIKE
  • 00:15:31.100 --> 00:15:31.240
  • HE WAS A GOODY TWO SHOES.
  • 00:15:31.240 --> 00:15:32.190
  • BUT, LET ME JUST TELL YOU
  • 00:15:32.190 --> 00:15:33.120
  • ABOUT OLDER BROTHERS
  • 00:15:33.120 --> 00:15:34.060
  • IN BIBLE TIMES.
  • 00:15:34.060 --> 00:15:35.060
  • FIRST OF ALL, WHEN YOU WERE
  • 00:15:35.060 --> 00:15:35.280
  • AN OLDER BROTHER IN BIBLE TIMES,
  • 00:15:35.280 --> 00:15:37.180
  • YOU WERE EXPECTED,
  • 00:15:37.180 --> 00:15:38.280
  • WHEN YOUR DAD THREW A PARTY
  • 00:15:38.280 --> 00:15:39.290
  • FOR THE COMMUNITY, TO BE
  • 00:15:39.290 --> 00:15:41.060
  • THE CO-HOST OF THE PARTY.
  • 00:15:41.060 --> 00:15:44.060
  • IN OTHER WORDS, YOUR DAD --
  • 00:15:44.060 --> 00:15:44.280
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE AROUND, RIGHT?
  • 00:15:44.280 --> 00:15:46.150
  • AND YOUR DAD CAN'T SHAKE
  • 00:15:46.150 --> 00:15:47.090
  • EVERYBODY'S HAND,
  • 00:15:47.090 --> 00:15:48.130
  • AND YOUR DAD CAN'T MAKE SURE
  • 00:15:48.130 --> 00:15:49.150
  • THAT EVERY DETAIL
  • 00:15:49.150 --> 00:15:50.110
  • IS PAID ATTENTION TO.
  • 00:15:50.110 --> 00:15:51.130
  • HE CAN'T MAKE SURE THAT
  • 00:15:51.130 --> 00:15:52.120
  • THE WINE IS ALWAYS FILLED UP,
  • 00:15:52.120 --> 00:15:54.110
  • AND THAT THE LASAGNA TRAY
  • 00:15:54.110 --> 00:15:55.230
  • IS FRESH ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:15:55.230 --> 00:15:57.020
  • HE CAN'T DO THAT,
  • 00:15:57.020 --> 00:15:57.280
  • AND SO WHAT HE'S GOT TO DO,
  • 00:15:57.280 --> 00:15:58.240
  • IS HE'S RELYING
  • 00:15:58.240 --> 00:15:59.290
  • ON HIS OLDER SON.
  • 00:15:59.290 --> 00:16:01.000
  • GO SHAKE SOME HANDS,
  • 00:16:01.000 --> 00:16:01.210
  • MAKE SURE EVERYBODY'S DOING
  • 00:16:01.210 --> 00:16:02.160
  • ALL RIGHT, MAKE SURE ALL OF
  • 00:16:02.160 --> 00:16:04.070
  • THE DETAILS ARE TAKEN CARE OF,
  • 00:16:04.070 --> 00:16:05.050
  • AND EVERYTHING LIKE THAT.
  • 00:16:05.050 --> 00:16:06.170
  • HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A CO-HOST,
  • 00:16:06.170 --> 00:16:08.120
  • AND IT WAS KNOWN BY
  • 00:16:08.120 --> 00:16:09.060
  • THE WHOLE COMMUNITY,
  • 00:16:09.060 --> 00:16:10.180
  • THE CULTURE OF HIS DAY,
  • 00:16:10.180 --> 00:16:12.000
  • THAT AS AN OLDER BROTHER,
  • 00:16:12.000 --> 00:16:13.150
  • YOU HAD TO BE A REPRESENTATIVE
  • 00:16:13.150 --> 00:16:14.260
  • OF THE DAD
  • 00:16:14.260 --> 00:16:15.170
  • AT COMMUNITY FUNCTIONS.
  • 00:16:15.170 --> 00:16:17.260
  • WELL, WHAT DOES HE CHOOSE TO DO?
  • 00:16:17.260 --> 00:16:19.180
  • TO NOT GO IN.
  • 00:16:19.180 --> 00:16:21.090
  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT HE DID?
  • 00:16:21.090 --> 00:16:22.070
  • HE DISGRACED HIS FATHER.
  • 00:16:22.070 --> 00:16:25.000
  • HE DISHONORED HIS FATHER
  • 00:16:25.000 --> 00:16:26.150
  • OPENLY AND PUBLICLY,
  • 00:16:26.150 --> 00:16:29.140
  • JUST LIKE THE YOUNGER SON DID.
  • 00:16:29.180 --> 00:16:32.180
  • SAME THING HE'S TELLING
  • 00:16:32.180 --> 00:16:33.220
  • THE YOUNGER SON.
  • 00:16:33.220 --> 00:16:34.230
  • I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'D DO THAT.
  • 00:16:34.230 --> 00:16:35.290
  • IT'S THE SAME THING THAT HE DID.
  • 00:16:35.290 --> 00:16:38.040
  • BUT, HE FEELS JUSTIFIED FOR
  • 00:16:38.040 --> 00:16:40.120
  • DOING IT, BECAUSE HE DID IT
  • 00:16:40.120 --> 00:16:41.110
  • BECAUSE HE HAD REASON TO,
  • 00:16:41.110 --> 00:16:43.170
  • AND HE DIDN'T HAVE
  • 00:16:43.170 --> 00:16:44.090
  • ANY REASON TO.
  • 00:16:44.090 --> 00:16:46.010
  • ISN'T IT AMAZING HOW
  • 00:16:46.010 --> 00:16:46.230
  • WE CAN JUST JUSTIFY OURSELVES,
  • 00:16:46.230 --> 00:16:47.270
  • TO MAKE OURSELVES FEEL BETTER
  • 00:16:47.270 --> 00:16:49.100
  • THAN OTHER PEOPLE?
  • 00:16:49.100 --> 00:16:51.150
  • TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS,
  • 00:16:51.150 --> 00:16:52.180
  • WE ALL NEED GOD'S MERCY.
  • 00:16:52.180 --> 00:16:54.000
  • WE ALL NEED GOD'S GRACE,
  • 00:16:54.000 --> 00:16:55.230
  • EVERY LAST ONE OF US, RIGHT?
  • 00:16:55.230 --> 00:16:58.180
  • AND SO, HE DISHONORS HIS FATHER,
  • 00:16:58.180 --> 00:17:00.140
  • BUT HE ALSO DISOWNS
  • 00:17:00.140 --> 00:17:01.280
  • HIS JEWISH ROOTS.
  • 00:17:01.280 --> 00:17:03.270
  • SEE, IN BIBLE TIMES,
  • 00:17:03.270 --> 00:17:05.080
  • IF YOU WERE AN ELDER BROTHER,
  • 00:17:05.080 --> 00:17:07.010
  • THERE'S A REASON WHY
  • 00:17:07.010 --> 00:17:08.020
  • YOU WERE GIVEN
  • 00:17:08.020 --> 00:17:08.260
  • TWO-THIRDS INHERITANCE.
  • 00:17:08.260 --> 00:17:10.130
  • IT WASN'T BECAUSE
  • 00:17:10.130 --> 00:17:11.060
  • YOU WERE MORE SPECIAL THAN
  • 00:17:11.060 --> 00:17:12.020
  • THE OTHER KIDS.
  • 00:17:12.020 --> 00:17:13.200
  • IT'S BECAUSE YOU HAD
  • 00:17:13.200 --> 00:17:14.130
  • MORE RESPONSIBILITY
  • 00:17:14.130 --> 00:17:16.070
  • THAN THE OTHER KIDS.
  • 00:17:16.070 --> 00:17:17.110
  • YOU WERE EXPECTED TO BE
  • 00:17:17.110 --> 00:17:19.200
  • YOUR SIBLINGS' KEEPER.
  • 00:17:19.200 --> 00:17:21.290
  • NOW, HOW MANY OF YOU GREW UP
  • 00:17:21.290 --> 00:17:23.190
  • IN A HOUSE WHERE YOU HAD
  • 00:17:23.190 --> 00:17:24.180
  • OLDER BROTHERS AND SISTERS,
  • 00:17:24.180 --> 00:17:26.000
  • OR MAYBE YOU WERE
  • 00:17:26.000 --> 00:17:26.210
  • AN OLDER BROTHER OR SISTER?
  • 00:17:26.210 --> 00:17:28.020
  • YOU KNOW, WHERE I COME FROM,
  • 00:17:28.020 --> 00:17:30.060
  • MY PARENTS WOULD TELL US
  • 00:17:30.060 --> 00:17:31.180
  • ALL THE TIME -- NOW,
  • 00:17:31.180 --> 00:17:32.060
  • YOU MAKE SURE YOU WATCH
  • 00:17:32.060 --> 00:17:32.270
  • AFTER YOUR YOUNGER BROTHERS
  • 00:17:32.270 --> 00:17:33.180
  • AND SISTERS.
  • 00:17:33.180 --> 00:17:34.220
  • IT'S YOUR JOB.
  • 00:17:34.220 --> 00:17:37.020
  • ANYBODY MESSED
  • 00:17:37.020 --> 00:17:37.140
  • WITH YOUR YOUNGER BROTHERS
  • 00:17:37.140 --> 00:17:38.090
  • AND SISTERS, RIGHT?
  • 00:17:38.090 --> 00:17:38.270
  • WHAT DID YOU DO?
  • 00:17:38.270 --> 00:17:39.120
  • YOU GOT MADE SURE --
  • 00:17:39.120 --> 00:17:40.020
  • YOU USUALLY GOT
  • 00:17:40.020 --> 00:17:40.130
  • RIGHT IN BETWEEN THEM.
  • 00:17:40.130 --> 00:17:40.270
  • YOU'D BE LIKE --
  • 00:17:40.270 --> 00:17:41.180
  • YO, YO, YOU'VE GOT
  • 00:17:41.180 --> 00:17:42.130
  • TO LEAVE THEM ALONE.
  • 00:17:42.130 --> 00:17:43.180
  • IF YOU DON'T LEAVE THEM ALONE,
  • 00:17:43.180 --> 00:17:44.160
  • YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE
  • 00:17:44.160 --> 00:17:45.080
  • TO DEAL WITH ME, RIGHT?
  • 00:17:45.080 --> 00:17:45.270
  • THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT WAS.
  • 00:17:45.270 --> 00:17:46.210
  • WELL, IN BIBLE TIMES,
  • 00:17:46.210 --> 00:17:47.100
  • EVEN MORE LIKE THAT.
  • 00:17:47.100 --> 00:17:49.060
  • IN BIBLE TIMES, IF YOU WERE
  • 00:17:49.060 --> 00:17:50.080
  • AN OLDER BROTHER, AND YOUR
  • 00:17:50.080 --> 00:17:51.280
  • YOUNGER SIBLING WENT OFF
  • 00:17:51.280 --> 00:17:53.210
  • AND STARTED LIVING LIKE A FOOL,
  • 00:17:53.210 --> 00:17:54.160
  • GUESS WHAT YOU WERE SUPPOSED
  • 00:17:54.160 --> 00:17:55.060
  • TO DO?
  • 00:17:55.060 --> 00:17:56.140
  • GO OUT AND FIND THEM.
  • 00:17:56.140 --> 00:17:58.070
  • GO OUT AND FIND THEM,
  • 00:17:58.070 --> 00:17:59.060
  • AND BRING THEM BACK.
  • 00:17:59.060 --> 00:18:00.160
  • GO OUT AND FIND THEM,
  • 00:18:00.160 --> 00:18:01.110
  • AND TALK TO THEM, AND SAY,
  • 00:18:01.110 --> 00:18:02.070
  • "YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:18:02.070 --> 00:18:02.250
  • YOU NEED TO COME HOME.
  • 00:18:02.250 --> 00:18:04.010
  • YOU KNOW WHY?
  • 00:18:04.010 --> 00:18:04.220
  • DAD LOVES YOU,
  • 00:18:04.220 --> 00:18:05.190
  • AND YOU NEED TO TALK TO HIM."
  • 00:18:05.190 --> 00:18:06.250
  • THERE'S SOMETHING THAT
  • 00:18:06.250 --> 00:18:07.280
  • SOMETIMES AN OLDER BROTHER
  • 00:18:07.280 --> 00:18:09.050
  • OR SISTER CAN SAY THAT
  • 00:18:09.050 --> 00:18:10.260
  • A PARENT CAN'T SAY, RIGHT?
  • 00:18:10.260 --> 00:18:12.050
  • AND SO, WHAT HAPPENS --
  • 00:18:12.050 --> 00:18:13.110
  • NOT BECAUSE A PARENT IS AFRAID
  • 00:18:13.110 --> 00:18:14.130
  • TO, BUT BECAUSE A KID
  • 00:18:14.130 --> 00:18:15.090
  • WON'T LISTEN.
  • 00:18:15.090 --> 00:18:16.050
  • BUT HOW MANY OF YOU KNOW,
  • 00:18:16.050 --> 00:18:17.010
  • SOMETIMES A KID WILL LISTEN
  • 00:18:17.010 --> 00:18:17.290
  • TO A SIBLING,
  • 00:18:17.290 --> 00:18:18.260
  • AN OLDER BROTHER OR SISTER.
  • 00:18:18.260 --> 00:18:20.000
  • GO AND TALK TO THEM.
  • 00:18:20.000 --> 00:18:21.120
  • GET THEM BACK.
  • 00:18:21.120 --> 00:18:22.200
  • AND IF WE WENT, AND THEY WASTED
  • 00:18:22.200 --> 00:18:25.030
  • WHAT THE FATHER GAVE THEM --
  • 00:18:25.030 --> 00:18:26.200
  • YOU KNOW THE ONLY WAY
  • 00:18:26.200 --> 00:18:27.150
  • THEY COULD COME BACK AGAIN,
  • 00:18:27.150 --> 00:18:29.210
  • WAS AT THE ELDER
  • 00:18:29.210 --> 00:18:30.130
  • BROTHER'S EXPENSE.
  • 00:18:30.130 --> 00:18:32.200
  • BECAUSE WHEN THEY CAME BACK
  • 00:18:32.200 --> 00:18:33.230
  • HOME AGAIN,
  • 00:18:33.230 --> 00:18:34.200
  • THERE WAS FULL REINSTATEMENT.
  • 00:18:34.200 --> 00:18:35.290
  • HERE'S WHAT IT MEANT.
  • 00:18:35.290 --> 00:18:37.050
  • EVEN THOUGH YOU WASTED
  • 00:18:37.050 --> 00:18:38.050
  • YOUR INHERITANCE, NOW I'VE GOT
  • 00:18:38.050 --> 00:18:39.080
  • TO GIVE YOU A PORTION OF MINE,
  • 00:18:39.080 --> 00:18:41.190
  • SO THAT YOU'RE FULLY
  • 00:18:41.190 --> 00:18:42.190
  • INSTATED AGAIN.
  • 00:18:42.190 --> 00:18:43.200
  • IT WAS ONLY AT THE ELDER
  • 00:18:43.200 --> 00:18:44.170
  • BROTHER'S EXPENSE THAT
  • 00:18:44.170 --> 00:18:47.030
  • THE YOUNGER BROTHER
  • 00:18:47.030 --> 00:18:48.150
  • COULD COME BACK HOME AGAIN.
  • 00:18:48.150 --> 00:18:50.020
  • BUT, NOTICE WHAT
  • 00:18:50.020 --> 00:18:50.290
  • THIS ELDER BROTHER DID.
  • 00:18:50.290 --> 00:18:52.200
  • HE DISOWNED HIS JEWISH ROOTS.
  • 00:18:52.200 --> 00:18:54.170
  • MOST ELDER BROTHERS IN THE BIBLE
  • 00:18:54.170 --> 00:18:56.030
  • UNDERSTOOD THAT THE REASON WHY
  • 00:18:56.030 --> 00:18:57.160
  • THEY WERE GETTING MORE
  • 00:18:57.160 --> 00:18:58.150
  • IS BECAUSE MORE WOULD BE
  • 00:18:58.150 --> 00:19:00.040
  • REQUIRED OF THEM --
  • 00:19:00.040 --> 00:19:01.200
  • TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN,
  • 00:19:01.200 --> 00:19:02.230
  • MUCH IS REQUIRED.
  • 00:19:02.230 --> 00:19:04.250
  • BUT, THE DISOWNED THAT.
  • 00:19:04.250 --> 00:19:07.070
  • SAME THING
  • 00:19:07.070 --> 00:19:07.240
  • THE YOUNGER BROTHER DID.
  • 00:19:07.240 --> 00:19:08.180
  • NOW, WATCH THIS.
  • 00:19:08.180 --> 00:19:09.200
  • THIS IS JUST
  • 00:19:09.200 --> 00:19:10.180
  • OTHERWORLD GOODNESS.
  • 00:19:10.180 --> 00:19:11.120
  • THE FATHER STARTS LOOKING
  • 00:19:11.120 --> 00:19:12.130
  • AROUND THE PARTY.
  • 00:19:12.130 --> 00:19:13.250
  • HEY, WHERE'S MY OLDER SON?
  • 00:19:13.250 --> 00:19:16.140
  • OH, HE'S NOT AROUND HERE.
  • 00:19:16.140 --> 00:19:17.160
  • WHAT'S GOING ON?
  • 00:19:17.160 --> 00:19:18.150
  • HE TALKS TO ONE OF THE SERVANTS
  • 00:19:18.150 --> 00:19:20.010
  • -- GO, GO SEE WHERE
  • 00:19:20.010 --> 00:19:20.210
  • MY OLDER SON IS.
  • 00:19:20.210 --> 00:19:21.290
  • THE SERVANT GOES OUT,
  • 00:19:21.290 --> 00:19:23.070
  • TALKS TO HIM, "HEY,
  • 00:19:23.070 --> 00:19:23.280
  • WHY AREN'T YOU IN THE PARTY?
  • 00:19:23.280 --> 00:19:24.230
  • I AIN'T GOING INTO THAT PARTY
  • 00:19:24.230 --> 00:19:25.210
  • AFTER THE WAY MY FATHER,
  • 00:19:25.210 --> 00:19:26.280
  • MAKING ALL OF THIS NOISE
  • 00:19:26.280 --> 00:19:27.270
  • ABOUT MY YOUNGER BROTHER.
  • 00:19:27.270 --> 00:19:28.280
  • I'M SITTING HERE THE WHOLE TIME,
  • 00:19:28.280 --> 00:19:29.260
  • HE DON'T DO NOTHING NICE FOR ME.
  • 00:19:29.260 --> 00:19:31.010
  • TELL MY FATHER,
  • 00:19:31.010 --> 00:19:31.190
  • I AIN'T COMING IN."
  • 00:19:31.190 --> 00:19:33.290
  • THE SERVANT GOES BACK.
  • 00:19:33.290 --> 00:19:35.160
  • "SIR, HE'S ANGRY WITH YOU,
  • 00:19:35.160 --> 00:19:38.040
  • SAID HE AIN'T COMING
  • 00:19:38.040 --> 00:19:38.240
  • INTO THE PARTY."
  • 00:19:38.240 --> 00:19:40.000
  • NOW, HERE'S WHAT THAT DAD
  • 00:19:40.000 --> 00:19:41.010
  • COULD HAVE DID.
  • 00:19:41.010 --> 00:19:42.140
  • THAT DAD COULD HAVE LOOKED
  • 00:19:42.140 --> 00:19:43.080
  • AT ONE OF HIS OTHER SERVANTS
  • 00:19:43.080 --> 00:19:44.130
  • AND SAID, GO PUNISH HIM.
  • 00:19:44.130 --> 00:19:46.090
  • WHY?
  • 00:19:46.090 --> 00:19:46.240
  • BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT HE DESERVED.
  • 00:19:46.240 --> 00:19:48.130
  • HE DESERVED A BEATING.
  • 00:19:48.130 --> 00:19:51.070
  • RIGHT?
  • 00:19:51.070 --> 00:19:51.240
  • HOW MANY OF YOU KNOW
  • 00:19:51.240 --> 00:19:52.190
  • SOMETIMES IN LIFE,
  • 00:19:52.190 --> 00:19:53.160
  • WE DESERVE A BEATING.
  • 00:19:53.160 --> 00:19:55.150
  • I'LL TELL YOU,
  • 00:19:55.150 --> 00:19:56.050
  • BEING AN ITALIAN AND EVERYTHING
  • 00:19:56.050 --> 00:19:57.080
  • LIKE THAT, SOMETIMES I HAVE
  • 00:19:57.080 --> 00:19:58.070
  • TO JUST TUCK THAT ITALIAN UNDER,
  • 00:19:58.070 --> 00:20:00.020
  • BECAUSE SOMETIMES I THINK
  • 00:20:00.020 --> 00:20:00.270
  • BEATING IS THE BEST WAY.
  • 00:20:00.270 --> 00:20:02.030
  • I JUST HAVE TO BE JUST
  • 00:20:02.030 --> 00:20:02.290
  • REAL HONEST WITH YOU.
  • 00:20:02.290 --> 00:20:04.140
  • SOMETIMES I THINK
  • 00:20:04.140 --> 00:20:05.030
  • IT'S THE BEST WAY, RIGHT?
  • 00:20:05.030 --> 00:20:06.050
  • BUT HIS FATHER
  • 00:20:06.050 --> 00:20:07.020
  • DOESN'T ORDER THE BEATING.
  • 00:20:07.020 --> 00:20:08.220
  • WHAT HIS FATHER DOES IS,
  • 00:20:08.220 --> 00:20:09.260
  • HE WALKS OUT TO TALK TO THE SON,
  • 00:20:09.260 --> 00:20:12.240
  • AND INSTEAD OF GIVING THE SON
  • 00:20:12.240 --> 00:20:14.120
  • WHAT HE DESERVES,
  • 00:20:14.120 --> 00:20:17.020
  • TALKS TO HIM.
  • 00:20:17.020 --> 00:20:18.260
  • MERCY.
  • 00:20:18.260 --> 00:20:20.050
  • THE SAME MERCY HE OFFERED
  • 00:20:20.050 --> 00:20:21.060
  • TO THE YOUNGER SON,
  • 00:20:21.060 --> 00:20:22.090
  • HE NOW OFFERS TO THE OLDER SON.
  • 00:20:22.090 --> 00:20:23.260
  • BUT, WATCH THIS.
  • 00:20:23.260 --> 00:20:25.040
  • NOT ONLY DOES HE GO OUT
  • 00:20:25.040 --> 00:20:26.130
  • AND WITHHOLD JUDGMENT FROM HIM,
  • 00:20:26.130 --> 00:20:27.270
  • PUNISHMENT FROM HIM,
  • 00:20:27.270 --> 00:20:29.090
  • BUT HE INVITES HIM TO COME
  • 00:20:29.090 --> 00:20:30.160
  • INTO THE PARTY.
  • 00:20:30.160 --> 00:20:31.190
  • WHAT'S THE PARTY?
  • 00:20:31.190 --> 00:20:32.210
  • THE PARTY IS GRACE.
  • 00:20:32.210 --> 00:20:34.140
  • THE PARTY IS WHERE THE BLESSING
  • 00:20:34.140 --> 00:20:36.050
  • -- THE SAME GOODNESS
  • 00:20:36.050 --> 00:20:37.260
  • THAT HE OFFERS TO
  • 00:20:37.260 --> 00:20:38.290
  • THE OLDER SON,
  • 00:20:38.290 --> 00:20:40.000
  • HE OFFERS TO THE YOUNGER SON,
  • 00:20:40.000 --> 00:20:41.260
  • AND THE REASON WHY
  • 00:20:41.260 --> 00:20:42.200
  • THIS IS FROM ANOTHER WORLD
  • 00:20:42.200 --> 00:20:44.000
  • IS BECAUSE WHO IS THIS STORY
  • 00:20:44.000 --> 00:20:46.080
  • AIMED AT?
  • 00:20:46.080 --> 00:20:48.040
  • PHARISEES -- THE VERY ONES
  • 00:20:48.040 --> 00:20:49.290
  • THAT TALK BAD ABOUT HIM,
  • 00:20:49.290 --> 00:20:51.090
  • THE VERY ONES THAT WERE PLOTTING
  • 00:20:51.090 --> 00:20:53.280
  • HIS EXECUTION.
  • 00:20:53.280 --> 00:20:56.190
  • HE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY
  • 00:20:56.250 --> 00:20:59.250
  • TO JUST GIVE THEM
  • 00:20:59.250 --> 00:21:00.200
  • A TONGUE LASHING, BUT INSTEAD,
  • 00:21:00.200 --> 00:21:03.090
  • JESUS AIMS GOODNESS AT THEM.
  • 00:21:03.190 --> 00:21:06.190
  • AND WHAT DOES HE DO?
  • 00:21:06.190 --> 00:21:07.210
  • HE OFFERS THAT SAME
  • 00:21:07.210 --> 00:21:08.170
  • TRANSFORMATIONAL GOODNESS
  • 00:21:08.170 --> 00:21:10.200
  • TO ALL OF THE ELDER SONS,
  • 00:21:10.200 --> 00:21:12.110
  • AS HE DOES TO THE YOUNGER SONS,
  • 00:21:12.110 --> 00:21:14.020
  • BECAUSE IT'S THE HEART
  • 00:21:14.020 --> 00:21:15.230
  • OF THE FATHER TO BE PRODIGAL
  • 00:21:15.230 --> 00:21:18.000
  • WITH HIS GOODNESS,
  • 00:21:18.000 --> 00:21:19.070
  • BECAUSE HE JUST WANTS SONS
  • 00:21:19.070 --> 00:21:21.030
  • AND DAUGHTERS,
  • 00:21:21.030 --> 00:21:22.030
  • AND HE DOESN'T CARE WHAT
  • 00:21:22.030 --> 00:21:23.040
  • YOU WERE LIKE BEFORE.
  • 00:21:23.040 --> 00:21:24.120
  • HE DOESN'T CARE WHAT
  • 00:21:24.120 --> 00:21:25.090
  • YOU'RE LIKE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:21:25.090 --> 00:21:26.220
  • WHAT HE CARES ABOUT IS
  • 00:21:26.220 --> 00:21:27.260
  • WHO HE WANTS TO MAKE YOU INTO,
  • 00:21:27.260 --> 00:21:29.170
  • AND HE WANTS TO TRANSFORM YOU
  • 00:21:29.170 --> 00:21:30.280
  • INTO THE IMAGE OF CHRIST,
  • 00:21:30.280 --> 00:21:32.200
  • AND HE DOES THAT
  • 00:21:32.200 --> 00:21:33.150
  • WITH THIS OTHERWORLD GOODNESS.
  • 00:21:34.190 --> 00:21:37.190
  • I LOVE THE FACT
  • 00:21:37.190 --> 00:21:38.100
  • THAT HE LEAVES THE TRUE ELDER
  • 00:21:38.100 --> 00:21:39.250
  • BROTHER OUTSIDE OF THE STORY.
  • 00:21:39.250 --> 00:21:42.040
  • THAT'S A PHARISEE IN THERE,
  • 00:21:42.040 --> 00:21:43.040
  • AND YOU KNOW WHY?
  • 00:21:43.040 --> 00:21:45.000
  • BECAUSE HE WANTS US TO LONG FOR
  • 00:21:45.000 --> 00:21:47.100
  • THAT ONLY ELDER BROTHER
  • 00:21:47.100 --> 00:21:49.080
  • THAT CAN TRULY TRANSFORM US
  • 00:21:49.080 --> 00:21:50.230
  • AND HAS TRANSFORMED US
  • 00:21:50.230 --> 00:21:52.040
  • WITH HIS GOODNESS,
  • 00:21:52.040 --> 00:21:53.160
  • AND HIS NAME IS JESUS.
  • 00:21:53.160 --> 00:21:54.170
  • BECAUSE, GUESS WHAT HE DID.
  • 00:21:54.170 --> 00:21:55.230
  • HE LEFT HIS FATHER'S HOUSE.
  • 00:21:56.060 --> 00:21:59.060
  • HE CAME TO THIS EARTH.
  • 00:21:59.060 --> 00:22:00.290
  • HE DIDN'T JUST STRAY
  • 00:22:00.290 --> 00:22:01.290
  • IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD,
  • 00:22:01.290 --> 00:22:02.250
  • BUT HE LEFT EVERYTHING
  • 00:22:02.250 --> 00:22:03.290
  • AND HE WENT ON A LONG,
  • 00:22:03.290 --> 00:22:05.190
  • LONG JOURNEY,
  • 00:22:05.190 --> 00:22:06.280
  • ON A SEEK AND SAVE MISSION,
  • 00:22:06.280 --> 00:22:09.030
  • TO LOOK FOR THAT WHICH WAS LOST,
  • 00:22:09.030 --> 00:22:11.170
  • AND WHEN HE FOUND US,
  • 00:22:11.170 --> 00:22:13.040
  • HE DIDN'T JUST INVITE US BACK
  • 00:22:13.040 --> 00:22:14.270
  • AT NO COST TO HIMSELF,
  • 00:22:14.270 --> 00:22:16.210
  • BUT HE INVITED US BACK,
  • 00:22:16.210 --> 00:22:18.080
  • COSTING HIM HIS VERY ONLY LIFE,
  • 00:22:18.080 --> 00:22:20.070
  • COSTING HIM A CROSS,
  • 00:22:20.070 --> 00:22:21.140
  • COSTING HIM A HELL.
  • 00:22:21.140 --> 00:22:22.230
  • THAT'S HOW MUCH HE LOVES US,
  • 00:22:22.230 --> 00:22:24.230
  • AND I'M JUST PRAYING THAT
  • 00:22:24.230 --> 00:22:26.120
  • THAT GOODNESS WILL REST
  • 00:22:26.120 --> 00:22:28.110
  • OUR HEART ON OUR JOURNEY HERE
  • 00:22:28.110 --> 00:22:30.020
  • IN THIS LIFE, TO UNDERSTAND
  • 00:22:30.020 --> 00:22:31.250
  • THAT WE CAN BE CHANGED!
  • 00:22:31.250 --> 00:22:34.090
  • THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO BE
  • 00:22:34.090 --> 00:22:35.160
  • WHO WE USED TO BE, BUT WE CAN BE
  • 00:22:35.160 --> 00:22:36.240
  • WHO GOD HAS DESTINED US TO BE.
  • 00:22:36.290 --> 00:22:39.290
  • RECEIVE THAT GOODNESS,
  • 00:22:39.290 --> 00:22:41.230
  • - HOW GOOD IS IT TO KNOW THAT
  • 00:22:45.170 --> 00:22:46.180
  • GOD HAS POURED OUT HIS MERCY
  • 00:22:46.180 --> 00:22:48.070
  • AND GRACE IN YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:22:48.070 --> 00:22:49.160
  • GOD'S GOODNESS CHANGES US,
  • 00:22:49.160 --> 00:22:51.010
  • BECAUSE IT'S COUNTERCULTURAL,
  • 00:22:51.010 --> 00:22:52.200
  • IT'S COUNTERINTUITIVE.
  • 00:22:52.200 --> 00:22:53.220
  • IT GOES AGAINST
  • 00:22:53.220 --> 00:22:54.130
  • ALL OF OUR HUMAN REASONING,
  • 00:22:54.130 --> 00:22:56.140
  • JUST WHEN WE KNOW
  • 00:22:56.140 --> 00:22:57.180
  • THAT WE DESERVE PUNISHMENT,
  • 00:22:57.180 --> 00:22:58.230
  • MERCY SWOOPS IN
  • 00:22:58.230 --> 00:22:59.170
  • AND SETS US FREE.
  • 00:22:59.170 --> 00:23:01.050
  • AND WHEN WE DON'T DESERVE
  • 00:23:01.050 --> 00:23:02.000
  • HIS BLESSING, IT'S HIS GRACE
  • 00:23:02.000 --> 00:23:03.100
  • THAT MAKES US QUALIFIED.
  • 00:23:03.100 --> 00:23:05.010
  • WHY DOES GOD DO THIS?
  • 00:23:05.010 --> 00:23:06.130
  • BECAUSE HE'S A FATHER
  • 00:23:06.130 --> 00:23:07.150
  • THAT KNOWS PUNISHMENT
  • 00:23:07.150 --> 00:23:08.270
  • ONLY PRODUCES SLAVES,
  • 00:23:08.270 --> 00:23:10.150
  • BUT GOODNESS CREATES
  • 00:23:10.150 --> 00:23:11.160
  • SONS AND DAUGHTERS.
  • 00:23:11.160 --> 00:23:13.140
  • GOD DOESN'T WANT YOU TO GO
  • 00:23:13.140 --> 00:23:14.090
  • THROUGH THE SAME OLD MOTIONS,
  • 00:23:14.090 --> 00:23:15.280
  • GETTING THE SAME OLD RESULTS.
  • 00:23:15.280 --> 00:23:17.250
  • IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO EXPERIENCE
  • 00:23:17.250 --> 00:23:19.170
  • SOMETHING BETTER,
  • 00:23:19.170 --> 00:23:20.130
  • SOMETHING MORE.
  • 00:23:20.130 --> 00:23:21.150
  • IT'S TIME TO BREAK FREE
  • 00:23:21.150 --> 00:23:22.200
  • FROM THOSE OLD HABITS
  • 00:23:22.200 --> 00:23:23.250
  • AND PATTERNS, GET OUT OF THE RUT
  • 00:23:23.250 --> 00:23:25.170
  • THAT YOU'VE BEEN STUCK IN.
  • 00:23:25.170 --> 00:23:26.260
  • ALL YOU NEED IS A LITTLE HELP.
  • 00:23:26.260 --> 00:23:28.170
  • WHEN YOU RESPOND TO TODAY'S
  • 00:23:28.170 --> 00:23:29.270
  • PROGRAM, I WANT TO SEND YOU
  • 00:23:29.270 --> 00:23:31.070
  • MY SERIES CALLED "CHANGE,"
  • 00:23:31.070 --> 00:23:33.100
  • WITH POWERFUL MESSAGES LIKE,
  • 00:23:33.100 --> 00:23:35.140
  • "YOUR WINGS ARE ON THE WAY",
  • 00:23:35.140 --> 00:23:36.230
  • "FROM THE INSIDE OUT,"
  • 00:23:36.230 --> 00:23:39.010
  • AND THE COMPLETE, UNEDITED
  • 00:23:39.010 --> 00:23:39.270
  • MESSAGE YOU HEARD TODAY.
  • 00:23:39.270 --> 00:23:40.270
  • NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE,
  • 00:23:40.270 --> 00:23:42.010
  • THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING GREATER
  • 00:23:42.010 --> 00:23:43.200
  • THAT GOD IS TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH
  • 00:23:43.200 --> 00:23:45.100
  • WITHIN YOU AND THROUGH YOU.
  • 00:23:45.100 --> 00:23:46.290
  • THIS SERIES IS DESIGNED
  • 00:23:46.290 --> 00:23:48.070
  • TO GIVE YOU THE PRACTICAL
  • 00:23:48.070 --> 00:23:49.060
  • INSIGHTS AND ENCOURAGEMENT
  • 00:23:49.060 --> 00:23:50.230
  • THAT YOU NEED TO TAKE
  • 00:23:50.230 --> 00:23:51.190
  • THE NEXT STEP
  • 00:23:51.190 --> 00:23:52.140
  • INTO YOUR PURPOSE AND FUTURE.
  • 00:23:52.140 --> 00:23:54.220
  • IN ADDITION, YOU'LL ALSO
  • 00:23:54.220 --> 00:23:55.190
  • RECEIVE MY LIFE CHANGING
  • 00:23:55.190 --> 00:23:57.080
  • AUDIO SEMINAR CALLED
  • 00:23:57.080 --> 00:23:58.230
  • "TURN IT AROUND."
  • 00:23:58.230 --> 00:23:59.290
  • THIS SERIES IS HELPING
  • 00:23:59.290 --> 00:24:00.250
  • SO MANY PEOPLE WALK IN VICTORY
  • 00:24:00.250 --> 00:24:02.250
  • BY GIVING THEM A REVELATION
  • 00:24:02.250 --> 00:24:04.150
  • ON WHAT A REAL TURNAROUND
  • 00:24:04.150 --> 00:24:05.190
  • LOOKS LIKE, AND WHAT
  • 00:24:05.190 --> 00:24:06.150
  • IT TAKES TO KEEP IT GOING.
  • 00:24:06.150 --> 00:24:08.240
  • MY ANNOUNCER IS COMING IN
  • 00:24:08.240 --> 00:24:09.260
  • JUST A MINUTE TO TELL YOU
  • 00:24:09.260 --> 00:24:10.270
  • HOW YOU CAN GET YOUR COPY
  • 00:24:10.270 --> 00:24:11.270
  • OF TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE
  • 00:24:11.270 --> 00:24:13.020
  • BROADCAST OFFER.
  • 00:24:13.020 --> 00:24:14.180
  • I'LL BE RIGHT BACK.
  • 00:24:14.180 --> 00:24:15.240
  • - TURNING YOUR LIFE AROUND
  • 00:24:17.140 --> 00:24:18.140
  • IS NOT EASY.
  • 00:24:18.140 --> 00:24:20.130
  • IF YOU'VE TRIED TO LOSE WEIGHT,
  • 00:24:20.130 --> 00:24:21.090
  • OR END CYCLES OF FINANCIAL LACK,
  • 00:24:21.090 --> 00:24:23.140
  • OR ANGER,
  • 00:24:23.140 --> 00:24:24.150
  • OR SOME OTHER DESTRUCTIVE HABIT,
  • 00:24:24.150 --> 00:24:26.040
  • YOU KNOW JUST HOW HARD IT IS.
  • 00:24:26.040 --> 00:24:27.280
  • YET, LIKE MOST PEOPLE,
  • 00:24:27.280 --> 00:24:28.290
  • YOU GIVE UP, NEVER ABLE
  • 00:24:28.290 --> 00:24:30.220
  • TO FIND A SECRET TO LEAVING
  • 00:24:30.220 --> 00:24:32.050
  • THE BAD BEHIND FOR GOOD.
  • 00:24:32.050 --> 00:24:34.160
  • PASTOR FRANK IS READY
  • 00:24:34.160 --> 00:24:35.150
  • TO HELP YOU DISCOVER
  • 00:24:35.150 --> 00:24:36.130
  • THE BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES
  • 00:24:36.130 --> 00:24:37.220
  • THAT LEAD TO TRUE CHANGE,
  • 00:24:37.220 --> 00:24:39.080
  • WITH HIS ALL NEW LIFE
  • 00:24:39.080 --> 00:24:41.000
  • TRANSFORMATION SYSTEM.
  • 00:24:41.000 --> 00:24:42.110
  • HIS LIFE ALTERING SYSTEM
  • 00:24:42.110 --> 00:24:43.120
  • STARTS WITH THE FIRST REVELATION
  • 00:24:43.120 --> 00:24:45.060
  • YOU NEED TO KNOW,
  • 00:24:45.060 --> 00:24:46.080
  • AND IT'S FOUND IN THE MESSAGE
  • 00:24:46.080 --> 00:24:47.080
  • YOU HEARD TODAY --
  • 00:24:47.080 --> 00:24:48.140
  • CHANGED BY GOD'S GOODNESS.
  • 00:24:48.140 --> 00:24:50.260
  • THROUGH THE STORY
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  • OF THE PRODIGAL SON, PASTOR
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  • FRANK HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND
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  • THE NATURE OF GOD'S GOODNESS,
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  • AND HOW THAT GOODNESS LEADS
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  • TO REAL, LASTING CHANGE.
  • 00:24:57.040 --> 00:24:58.270
  • THE SCRIPTURE DECLARES,
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  • "IT'S THE GOODNESS OF GOD
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  • THAT LEADS TO CHANGE",
  • 00:25:01.260 --> 00:25:03.100
  • AND THIS MESSAGE TELLS YOU
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  • HOW TO RECEIVE THIS GOODNESS
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  • TO CREATE THE CHANGE YOU WANT --
  • 00:25:05.290 --> 00:25:07.210
  • SHEDDING A FEW POUNDS,
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  • FORGIVING SOMEONE WHO HURT YOU,
  • 00:25:08.270 --> 00:25:10.100
  • OR ANYTHING ELSE.
  • 00:25:10.100 --> 00:25:11.240
  • THE COMPLETE MESSAGE YOU HEARD
  • 00:25:11.240 --> 00:25:13.240
  • IS PART OF PASTOR FRANK'S
  • 00:25:13.240 --> 00:25:14.270
  • THREE MESSAGE SERIES
  • 00:25:14.270 --> 00:25:16.030
  • CALLED "CHANGE."
  • 00:25:16.030 --> 00:25:17.130
  • WHEN YOU CALL TODAY,
  • 00:25:17.130 --> 00:25:18.200
  • YOU'LL RECEIVE THE ENTIRE SERIES
  • 00:25:18.200 --> 00:25:20.060
  • THAT WILL INTRODUCE YOU
  • 00:25:20.060 --> 00:25:21.050
  • TO THE OTHER PROPHETIC
  • 00:25:21.050 --> 00:25:22.070
  • REVELATIONS YOU NEED
  • 00:25:22.070 --> 00:25:23.150
  • TO BECOME THE PERSON
  • 00:25:23.150 --> 00:25:25.050
  • YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE.
  • 00:25:25.050 --> 00:25:26.110
  • PASTOR FRANK'S NEW LIFE
  • 00:25:26.110 --> 00:25:27.230
  • TRANSFORMATION SYSTEM
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  • ALSO INCLUDES HIS FOUR MESSAGE
  • 00:25:28.220 --> 00:25:30.050
  • SERIES, CALLED "TURN IT AROUND."
  • 00:25:30.050 --> 00:25:32.130
  • THROUGH HUMOROUS ILLUSTRATIONS
  • 00:25:32.130 --> 00:25:34.080
  • AND MIND BLOWING PREACHING,
  • 00:25:34.080 --> 00:25:36.070
  • PASTOR FRANK TAKES YOU
  • 00:25:36.070 --> 00:25:37.040
  • ON A PRACTICAL, STEP BY STEP
  • 00:25:37.040 --> 00:25:38.190
  • JOURNEY TO SEE YOUR MIRACLE
  • 00:25:38.190 --> 00:25:40.120
  • TRANSFORMATION COME TO PASS.
  • 00:25:40.120 --> 00:25:42.010
  • ALL TOGETHER,
  • 00:25:42.010 --> 00:25:43.200
  • THIS COLLECTION IS WORTH
  • 00:25:43.200 --> 00:25:44.200
  • OVER $80, BUT EXCLUSIVELY,
  • 00:25:44.200 --> 00:25:46.280
  • WHEN YOU RESPOND TO TODAY'S
  • 00:25:46.280 --> 00:25:47.260
  • PROGRAM, YOU'LL RECEIVE
  • 00:25:47.260 --> 00:25:49.030
  • THIS COMPLETE, EXHAUSTIVE,
  • 00:25:49.030 --> 00:25:50.260
  • SEVEN PART SYSTEM
  • 00:25:50.260 --> 00:25:51.250
  • WITH YOUR LOVE GIFT OF JUST $40.
  • 00:25:51.250 --> 00:25:54.010
  • YOUR GIFT HELPS ENSURE
  • 00:25:54.010 --> 00:25:55.070
  • OUR BROADCAST MINISTRY,
  • 00:25:55.070 --> 00:25:56.260
  • FEEDING PROGRAMS, AND
  • 00:25:56.260 --> 00:25:58.000
  • HUMANITARIAN OUTREACHES CONTINUE
  • 00:25:58.000 --> 00:25:59.200
  • UNHINDERED AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:25:59.200 --> 00:26:01.180
  • SO, THAT'S THE COMPLETE
  • 00:26:01.180 --> 00:26:02.220
  • LIFE TRANSFORMATION SYSTEM,
  • 00:26:02.220 --> 00:26:04.190
  • INCLUDING THE THREE MESSAGE
  • 00:26:04.190 --> 00:26:05.240
  • SERIES, "CHANGE,"
  • 00:26:05.240 --> 00:26:07.020
  • AND THE FOUR MESSAGE SERIES,
  • 00:26:07.020 --> 00:26:08.010
  • "TURN IT AROUND"
  • 00:26:08.010 --> 00:26:09.170
  • ALL FOR YOUR GIFT OF JUST $40.
  • 00:26:09.170 --> 00:26:11.280
  • YOU KNOW THE WORD.
  • 00:26:11.280 --> 00:26:13.280
  • YOU TRULY BELIEVE
  • 00:26:13.280 --> 00:26:14.270
  • IN GOD'S POWER.
  • 00:26:14.270 --> 00:26:15.270
  • NOW, GET THE FIREPOWER
  • 00:26:15.270 --> 00:26:17.170
  • YOU'RE MISSING
  • 00:26:17.170 --> 00:26:18.140
  • TO SEE THE EFFORTLESS CHANGE
  • 00:26:18.140 --> 00:26:19.170
  • YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR.
  • 00:26:19.170 --> 00:26:21.040
  • - THANK YOU FOR JOINING ME
  • 00:26:24.100 --> 00:26:25.290
  • TODAY.
  • 00:26:25.290 --> 00:26:26.210
  • IT'S SUCH AN HONOR TO MINISTER
  • 00:26:26.210 --> 00:26:27.250
  • THE WORD OF GOD TO YOU,
  • 00:26:27.250 --> 00:26:28.270
  • EACH AND EVERY WEEK.
  • 00:26:28.270 --> 00:26:30.000
  • YOUR PARTNERSHIP MEANS
  • 00:26:30.000 --> 00:26:31.080
  • SO MUCH TO ME
  • 00:26:31.080 --> 00:26:32.050
  • AND TO THIS MINISTRY.
  • 00:26:32.050 --> 00:26:33.210
  • YOU KNOW, WHEN I RECEIVED
  • 00:26:33.210 --> 00:26:34.200
  • THE VISION TO LAUNCH
  • 00:26:34.200 --> 00:26:35.130
  • INTO THE TELEVISION MINISTRY,
  • 00:26:35.130 --> 00:26:36.230
  • I DIDN'T KNOW
  • 00:26:36.230 --> 00:26:37.120
  • HOW IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:26:37.120 --> 00:26:38.230
  • I JUST TOOK A STEP OF FAITH,
  • 00:26:38.230 --> 00:26:39.270
  • AND NOW TO SEE ALL OF YOU
  • 00:26:39.270 --> 00:26:40.290
  • RESPOND EACH WEEK
  • 00:26:40.290 --> 00:26:42.220
  • TO WHAT GOD IS DOING,
  • 00:26:42.220 --> 00:26:43.200
  • IT'S SUCH A BLESSING.
  • 00:26:43.200 --> 00:26:44.240
  • TODAY WE'VE REACHED MILLIONS
  • 00:26:44.240 --> 00:26:46.000
  • OF PEOPLE TOGETHER WITH
  • 00:26:46.000 --> 00:26:47.130
  • THE MESSAGE OF JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:26:47.130 --> 00:26:48.220
  • AND WE TELL THEM
  • 00:26:48.220 --> 00:26:49.160
  • THAT THEY ARE DESTINED TO WIN.
  • 00:26:49.160 --> 00:26:51.120
  • I'M THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL
  • 00:26:51.120 --> 00:26:52.280
  • FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:52.280 --> 00:26:54.070
  • LET'S CONTINUE TO CHANGE
  • 00:26:54.070 --> 00:26:55.110
  • THIS WORLD TOGETHER.
  • 00:26:55.110 --> 00:26:56.280
  • MAKE SURE YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE
  • 00:26:56.280 --> 00:26:58.010
  • OF TODAY'S BROADCAST OFFER,
  • 00:26:58.010 --> 00:27:00.140
  • AND REMEMBER,
  • 00:27:00.140 --> 00:27:01.000
  • REAL AND LASTING CHANGE
  • 00:27:01.000 --> 00:27:02.250
  • ONLY COMES FROM KNOWING
  • 00:27:02.250 --> 00:27:03.240
  • AND EXPERIENCING
  • 00:27:03.240 --> 00:27:04.250
  • THE GOODNESS OF GOD.
  • 00:27:04.250 --> 00:27:06.000
  • GRACE AND MERCY
  • 00:27:06.000 --> 00:27:06.230
  • ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOU TODAY.
  • 00:27:06.230 --> 00:27:09.000
  • DON'T MISS OUR NEXT BROADCAST.
  • 00:27:09.000 --> 00:27:10.270
  • I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU THEN,
  • 00:27:10.270 --> 00:27:12.030
  • AND REMEMBER, WITH JESUS,
  • 00:27:12.030 --> 00:27:13.180
  • - IF YOU ARE IN THE NEW YORK
  • 00:27:16.090 --> 00:27:17.100
  • CITY OR CONNECTICUT AREA,
  • 00:27:17.100 --> 00:27:18.120
  • WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT US
  • 00:27:18.120 --> 00:27:19.140
  • AT ONE OF OUR LOCATIONS.
  • 00:27:19.140 --> 00:27:20.290
  • ON BEHALF OF PASTOR FRANK,
  • 00:27:20.290 --> 00:27:22.160
  • AND FROM ALL OF US
  • 00:27:22.160 --> 00:27:23.230
  • AT FAITH CHURCH, GOD BLESS YOU,
  • 00:27:23.230 --> 00:27:25.130
  • WE LOVE YOU,
  • 00:27:25.130 --> 00:27:26.100