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God Behind Bars

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October 18, 2020
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Ed Young creatively presents inspirational and biblical truth for every area of life.

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  • Pastor Ed Young: The churchshould be the most creative
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  • entity in the world.
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  • The church is where it happens,the church is where we find
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  • purpose and meaning and power.
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  • The church is the living,breathing body of Christ.
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  • Wisdom, though, is seeing lifethrough the perspective of God.
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  • You've never locked eyeswith someone that Jesus
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  • did not die for.
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  • Pastor Ed Young: Thanksso much for watching
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  • Ed Young Television.
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  • You know, the next 30 minutesI believe can change
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  • the course of your life.
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  • So sit back and lean in, becauseI believe God is going to do
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  • some amazing thingsin your life and mine.
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  • Pastor Ed Young: Good evening!
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  • How's everyone doing?
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Wow, it's great to be here.
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  • Thank you guys so muchfor being here.
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  • Please be seated,please be seated.
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  • Wow, what a what a joyand privilege it is to be
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  • at Hutchens.
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  • You know, I wanna tell you alittle bit about my life and a
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  • little bit about just the Wordbecause you know it's amazing as
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  • we live lives you know God showsus that he is God.
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  • I mean, all we have to do islook around and we can tell
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  • that, man, we didn't just happento show up on this planet
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  • spinning into nowhere, that wematter to God, that we have
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  • a purpose, that we'reone of a kind.
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  • And I always tell people,you know, be yourself,
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  • because the Bible says that.
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  • You be you, because if youaren't you who's gonna be you?
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  • You have a certain laugh,a certain personality,
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  • a certain vibe, maybe a certainstyle, the way you walk,
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  • that is uniquely you.
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  • And I spent too much time in myown life trying to be other
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  • people, but I learned as I'vegrown in my relationship with
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  • Jesus, Ed, be yourself.
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  • Now God has a great plan forevery person here.
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  • The Bible says it.
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  • God has a great purposefor our lives.
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  • Yet what I did is the same thingthat you've done, the same thing
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  • that everybody's done.
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  • We've blown it, we've messed up,we have sinned.
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  • And you know you hear the wordsin, sin is simply an archery
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  • term, it's like you're shootingan arrow and you got a target
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  • back there, whoop, the arrowfalls short.
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  • That's what it means to sin.
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  • So we've all fallen short, everysingle person here has
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  • fallen short.
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  • And no one taught me how to sin,no one taught me how to mess
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  • around, no one taught me how todo my own thing, I just know how
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  • to do it because I'm anatural-born sinner.
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  • But as you know, and maybe youdon't know, God thought this
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  • ingenious plan up,it's just it's crazy.
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  • God in his love sentJesus Christ to live perfectly.
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  • All the time people say, man,that was righteous.
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  • Well that means it's perfect.
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  • Jesus lived righteously, he diedsacrificially, he rose bodily.
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  • Therefore, he's given you and mean opportunity to know him.
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  • And it's a relationship.
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  • So Christianity is not areligion.
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  • A religion is spelled D-O,I gotta do this,
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  • or I can't do that.
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  • Christianity is D-O-N-E.
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  • The work has been done.
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  • Work's been done.
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  • If we could see God's plan foryour life and mine in heaven,
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  • we'd be like, what?
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  • We'd be like, what?
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  • That's how amazing God's plan isfor every person's life.
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  • In fact, I've never locked eyeswith someone who
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  • does not matter to God.
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  • So God has a great planfor your life and mine.
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  • Well God has this great plan andhe's made us uniquely, but we
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  • have evil in the world.
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  • How do you explain the evil?
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  • Is it a bad chromosome?
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  • Was our nursery paintedthe wrong colors?
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  • Do we have our diapersput on too tight?
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  • No, it's deeper than that.
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  • There's a dark personal sinisterforce out there, the evil one,
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  • Satan, who does not want you andme to reach our potential.
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  • First of all he doesn't want usto walk the bridge and give our
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  • lives to Christ Secondly, hedoes not want us to discover
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  • God's purpose for our lives.
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  • So what does he do?
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  • Every time God has a gift,Satan has a counterfeit.
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  • Are you with me?
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  • So in other words God has theseincredible things he's given you
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  • and me, yet the devil alwayscounterfeits them.
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  • For example, I love to fish.
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  • I love to fish.
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  • I don't know why, I've alwayslove fishing.
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  • And who here likes to fish?
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  • Okay, all right.
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  • So Jesus said, once you becomemy follower you fish for men.
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  • So I think it's funny how mostof the disciples were fishermen,
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  • Jesus hung around fishermen, andpeople are like, man, I wonder
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  • why he chose so many discipleswho were fishermen?
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  • Because these guys were from thewrong side of the tracks.
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  • Read about them.
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  • They were Galileans.
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  • Mean, foul-mouthed, they werelike rebellious, they would get
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  • up in your Grill.
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  • Jesus picked these guys to be apart of his squad, his team,
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  • the disciples.
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  • He transformed theminto fishing for fish.
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  • He said, I'm gonna make youfishers of men.
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  • And we see in the Bible,Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John,
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  • we see the lifestyle, the changethat happened when they
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  • discovered God's purpose.
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  • So stay with me now.
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  • God has a purpose for your lifeand mine, but the devil wants me
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  • to settle for second best,second best.
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  • So what does the devil do?The devil tempts.
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  • The devil fishes.
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  • And you know sometimes throughmy fish for shark I love shark
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  • fishing, what I'll do is I'llcut some fish up, bloody fish,
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  • it's called chum, put it in thewater, and man when those sharks
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  • get the scent of the chumthey come in hot,
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  • they're like...[chomping]
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  • All you've gotta do is toss somebait out, boom, and you've got
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  • the shark.
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  • But here's what's so funnyabout a shark.
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  • When a shark will bite a baitwith a hook, he's so big, he's
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  • so strong, he doesn't even knowhe's hooked for a while.
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  • It's hilarious.
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  • You like set the hook and evenyou hear the sound...
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  • [zipping sound]Zzz-zzz!
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  • and that shark, it's likeswimming along, no big deal.
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  • All of a sudden, though, when hefeels the sting of the hook,
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  • he freaks.
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  • Thrashes and splashes.
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  • And if you're in the water whena shark is hooked, you better
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  • get out of the water becausethey'll bite anything.
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  • I've had sharks bite the bottomof a boat.
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  • I've seen sharks bite docks whenthey're hooked, because they're
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  • all messed up.
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  • The devil, think about this inyour life and mine, does the
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  • same thing with me and with you.
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  • He chums the water.
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  • He goes, man, here is this God.
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  • I know God has this amazingplan, this purpose for his life,
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  • so I don't want him to achievethat purpose and plan.
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  • Yes, he's a Christian,yes he's walked the bridge,
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  • but I don't want himto achieve that.
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  • So what does he do?He chums the water.
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  • The devil knows where we'revulnerable and where
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  • we're valuable.
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  • He tempts me at my strengths andmy weakness.
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  • But here's the good news.
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  • We have the power if we're achild of God inside of
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  • our lives.
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  • We've got the octane, we've gotthe strength to overcome any
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  • temptation thrown at us.
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  • Is that awesome?
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  • Any temptation.
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  • Now, I love trucks, I do.
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  • I've had two trucksfor a long, long time.
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  • Anybody like trucks?
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  • Well as you know there aredifferent types of trucks,
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  • there's the half-ton,three-quarter-ton, one-ton.
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  • What that means is the truck'sframe can only take a certain
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  • amount of weight, like half ton,three quarter ton, that's the
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  • maximum weight.
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  • That's what God's Word says.
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  • God's Word tells you and methat the Lord will never allow
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  • a situation to occur in our lifethat he will not give us
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  • the strength and the powerto come through it.
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  • In other words, he will neverput too much on your frame
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  • or my frame that we go, I just,I just can't resist.
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  • God will alwaysgive us the strength.
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  • So what do we do?
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  • When the enemy begins to chum,to try to attract us, and things
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  • that are contrary to what Godwants, we've got to
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  • realize that.
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  • How does a big sharkbecome a big shark?
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  • A big shark becomes a big sharkby looking at a lot of bait and
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  • not taking the bait, by lookingat the hook and going, man,
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  • I don't want to mess aroundwith that hook.
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  • Because that shark knows somehowwithin his little brain,
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  • if I take that hook,I'm gonna get in trouble.
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  • As I live my life, there's a lotof bait in the water, right?
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  • There's a lot of chum out there,a lot of things that can mess
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  • all of us up.
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  • And we learn through ourmistakes, we learn through
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  • taking the bait at the wrongtime, because all of us have
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  • taken the baitat the wrong time.
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  • So what we have to do is,the Bible says,
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  • we need the wisdom of God.
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  • In other words, we need to beable to look past the bait to
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  • the hook and go, man, I don'twant to take that, even though
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  • it's enticing, even though it'sgood for a while.
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  • Think about the shark, whenhe takes the bait, for a while
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  • he's like, man, I've gotten awaywith it, no big deal,
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  • I've eaten the stingray.
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  • Stingray's good shark bait.
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  • And, man, the stingray's good,nom-nom-nom-nom,
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  • but little does he realize notonly does he have a sting ray,
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  • the stingray has him.
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  • The stingray's hooked him.
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  • So I've had times in my life, sohave you, where you're going,
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  • okay, I'm gonna take that baiteven though I know I shouldn't.
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  • Boom, I'm taking the bait,we swim off, we're like
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  • everything's fine,everything's cool, no big deal.
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  • And then all of a sudden...
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  • [zipping sound]Zzz-zzz!
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  • and we're in trouble.
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  • And we thrash and we splash,and it can cause a lot of
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  • collateral damage.
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  • Am I right?
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  • So think about that.
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  • God, say this prayer every day,give me the wisdom to look past
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  • the chum, past the bait, to theconsequences.
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  • Because here's one of thegreat things about God,
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  • we're not robots.
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  • We're not robots.
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  • We have a freedom of choice.
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  • I can choose to do, right, whatI wanna do.
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  • So I can choose what I want todo, so can you, but I can't
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  • choose the consequences.
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  • In other words, there's a lot ofstuff I can do and I'm free to
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  • do it but, man, the consequencesare lethal.
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  • So we need to sink past the hookto the consequences because when
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  • the devil hooks you and me,he's, I'm telling you,
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  • he's a good fisherman.
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  • He's not the fisherman Jesus is,I'm just gonna say, he wants to
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  • fight, I'm gonna reel him in,I've got him, I've got him, and
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  • he throws us into the boat.
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  • But the devildoes not release us.
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  • What does he do?
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  • He calls the taxidermist andstuffs us, right?
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  • And we're on his wall.
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  • And the devil's like, man, lookat that guy, look at that girl,
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  • man, they took the bait, theydidn't know I got them, and man,
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  • they're on my wall for the restof their lives.
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  • Then he whispers to you and me,man, you don't deserve to jump
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  • down off that wall.
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  • You took the bait,you messed up.
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  • But here's the good newsabout Jesus,
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  • because we've all messed up.
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  • Jesus practicescatch and release.
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  • Yes, we've messed up, yes, we'vetaken the bait, yes, we know
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  • what happens when we get hookedup and we thrash and splash, we
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  • understand that, we need tolearn from our mistakes.
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  • And the Bible says that tounderstand temptation, and we
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  • need to realize no matter whatwe've done, God wants to take us
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  • from the devil's trophy roomand release us
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  • into a life of greatness.
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  • But I gotta tell you, man, but Igotta tell ya, you know the
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  • Bible, the Bible keeps it realpeople are always talkin' about,
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  • man, keep it real.
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  • Well the Bible keeps it real.
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  • When you give your life toChrist, and I've been a
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  • Christian for a long time,you will be tempted.
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  • But here's the deal.
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  • God does not tempt us.
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  • Did you know that?
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  • God does not tempt us,the devil tempts.
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  • God tests us to make us strong,the devil tempts us to make us
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  • do wrong.
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  • Say it with me.
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  • God tests us to make us strong.
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  • The devil tempts us to make usdo wrong.
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  • Well, here's what the halfbrother of Jesus said.
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  • Now think about this.
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  • This is the half brotherof Jesus.
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  • People say, well man, maybeJesus fooled a bunch of people.
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  • You can't fool your family.
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  • Here's what he said.
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  • James.
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  • When tempted, not,it might happen.
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  • Think about it.
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  • You're a shark,I'm a shark, right?
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  • And the devil's fishingfor you and me.
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  • When tempted, no one should sayGod's tempting me.
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  • Don't tag that on God,God cannot tempt.
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  • Because if God could tempt youand me, he wouldn't be God.
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  • The devil tempts,like a good fisherman.
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  • Hopefully I'm a good fisherman.
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  • I know where sharks are.
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  • At certain times, certain tides,high tide, low tide, the
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  • different currents, I know wheresharks are.
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  • And I have friends that knowwhere sharks are.
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  • So I'm gonna fish when they arethe most vulnerable and when I
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  • can catch the biggest.
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  • So no one's to say, Jameschapter 1 verse 13, when
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  • tempted, God's tempting me, forGod cannot be tempted by evil,
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  • nor does he tempt anyone, buteach one is tempted when by his
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  • own evil desire he's draggedaway and enticed.
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  • Desire.
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  • Do you realize Godhas given us our desires?
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  • God thought desire up.
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  • If I didn't have the desireto eat, I'd die.
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  • If we didn't have the desireto drink water, we'd die.
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  • If we didn't have the desire toprocreate, no one would be here.
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  • So desires are good, God says,use my desires in a
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  • God-given way.
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  • But here's what I do sometimeswhen I mess up.
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  • I'll take my God-given desireand use it in a
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  • God-forbidden way.
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  • And it works out well for awhile, you got some kicks, but
  • 00:15:00.311 --> 00:15:03.815
  • the kickbacks, man, areabsolutely wicked.
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  • That's why God says, you'regonna be tempted, but each one
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  • is tempted by his own desire,he's dragged away and enticed.
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  • This phrase, dragged away, inthe original language is
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  • pronounced exelkonimos.
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  • It means to lure a fishfrom hiding.
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  • Is that unbelievable?
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  • That's why I've been talkin'about sharks, it's right in
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  • the Bible.
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  • To lure a fish, to lure a shark,who's just swimming along, and
  • 00:15:30.942 --> 00:15:35.279
  • all of a sudden, boom, desire.
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  • And desire hooks up with will,and then all of a sudden
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  • whatever is moving he's takenhim, dragged away and enticed.
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  • Then after desire is conceived,it gives birth to sin, and when
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  • sin is full-grown, it givesbirth to death, James says.
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  • But check out James chapter 1verses 16-17.
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  • Don't be deceived, my dearbrothers.
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  • Every good and perfect gift isfrom above, coming down from the
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  • Father of the heavenly lightswho does not change like
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  • shifting shadows.
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  • That's why we need, becausewe're fish, Godcentration.
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  • Say it with me.
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  • Godcentration.
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  • We concentrate on Jesus, weconcentrate on living for him,
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  • we concentrate on the powerthat's inside of our lives, we
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  • concentrate not on our firstbirthday, but our
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  • second birthday.
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  • Our first birthday was when wewere born and we didn't have a
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  • choice on that matter, did we?
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  • But I did have a choicewhen I was born again.
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  • Now, if I rely on my firstbirthday, when I'm tempted,
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  • I'm toast.
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  • I mean, I'm gonna be on thedevil's wall every time, 'cause
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  • I'm not strong enough.
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  • I'm not man enoughto say no to that bait.
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  • No one is.
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  • But when we concentrate on oursecond birthday, the fact that
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  • we're born again.
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  • Think about it, man.
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  • We're adopted intothe family of God.
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  • We can tap into his inheritance.
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  • Jesus is in our lives, the HolySpirit's in our lives, and he
  • 00:17:06.404 --> 00:17:09.440
  • gives us the power from theinside out to live the life that
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  • God has for us.
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  • So that's my fishing story.
  • 00:17:19.016 --> 00:17:22.553
  • So what I will tell you is, justto wrap things up, the Bible
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  • says we should have enjoymentwhen we face various trials.
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  • Okay.
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  • I'm facing a trial right now,and the reason you're facing
  • 00:17:33.898 --> 00:17:36.400
  • a trial is because God hassomething awesome right
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  • around the corner.
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  • Man, I'm goin' through adifficult time in my life, I'm
  • 00:17:43.407 --> 00:17:47.311
  • telling you, God has somethinggreat around the corner.
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  • Enjoyment.
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  • So, when trials come,again, enjoyment.
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  • Endurance.
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  • What have trialshelped me to do?
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  • Endure.
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  • I mean, if I didn't have trials,I wouldn't endure, man.
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  • It'd be like, okay,yeah, whatever.
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  • Endurance, staying the course,continuing the commitment.
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  • So I've got enjoyment, God, Idon't understand it, but I thank
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  • you for this trial.
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  • Now, God, look at this, I knowyou're building something in my
  • 00:18:14.672 --> 00:18:19.076
  • life to crash through thisquitting point.
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  • And here's another one.
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  • Enlargement.
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  • It enlarges my sphere ofinfluence and enlarges who I am
  • 00:18:25.983 --> 00:18:31.222
  • and enlarges God's planfor our lives.
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  • Temptation is real.
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  • Jesus is the ultimate fisherman.
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  • The devil is a fake fisherman.
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  • Let's ask God to give us thestrength, the wisdom, the power
  • 00:18:47.238 --> 00:18:51.442
  • to look past the bait, past thehook, to the consequences.
  • 00:18:51.475 --> 00:18:58.583
  • Let's make the choices that Goddesires.
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  • Let's enjoy, I don't mean fakejoy, enjoy the trials knowing
  • 00:19:02.587 --> 00:19:07.091
  • something right there is gonnahappen just right around the
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  • corner that's awesome.
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  • And let's think about theendurance and how God is gonna
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  • take his plan and expand it intoa giant ocean for you.
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  • Let's pray together.
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  • Father, in the name of Jesus Ithank you for this day, I thank
  • 00:19:25.743 --> 00:19:28.646
  • you for this life, I thank youfor these men, I thank you for
  • 00:19:28.679 --> 00:19:32.617
  • this incredible purpose that youhave given all of us.
  • 00:19:32.650 --> 00:19:36.020
  • And if there's someone here andyou've never walked the bridge
  • 00:19:36.053 --> 00:19:39.790
  • before, you can walk the bridgeright now by simply saying,
  • 00:19:39.824 --> 00:19:43.394
  • Jesus, I'm a sinner,I've messed up.
  • 00:19:43.427 --> 00:19:48.332
  • I turn from my sins,and I turn to you.
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  • I believe you lived perfectly,died sacrificially, rose bodily.
  • 00:19:53.137 --> 00:20:00.678
  • And right now I givemy life to you.
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  • I walked the bridge.
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  • Give me the strength to discoveryour great purpose for my life.
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  • In Jesus' name we pray, amen.
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  • Hey, guys, thank you for being apart of Fellowship Church.
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  • And come see usvery, very soon.
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  • I'm telling you,the best is yet to be.
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  • [applauding]
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  • Pastor Ed Young: I just want tosay again a huge thanks for your
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  • generosity and for youpartnering with us.
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  • No matter where you are,no matter what age or stage
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  • you find yourself in life,we have tools, we have books,
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  • we have resources to helpyou in this endeavor.
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  • So if you're not a part of ourfamily here, we'll love for you
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  • to become a partner.
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  • You can see what to doon the screen.
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  • So again, thanks for yourgenerosity, and let's go back
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  • to the message.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Pastor Ed Young: I want to thankall you guys, I want to thank
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  • all you guys for your heart,your passion, and we love being
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  • a part of this, and it's sogreat that we're all a part of
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  • God's church.
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  • Isn't that great?
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  • So you just remember, continueto follow Jesus.
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  • It's not always easy, is it?
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  • It's not easy for me, it's noteasy for you.
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  • But I'm telling you, greater ishe who is in you than he who is
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  • of the world.
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  • And we got the power,we got the strength.
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  • So I want to pray for you guysbefore this last song, a prayer
  • 00:21:50.921 --> 00:21:54.191
  • for you and your families.
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  • Father, in the name of Jesus Ithank you for all of these men.
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  • Lord, I thank you for thefreedom that we have in you.
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  • God, you have all of us here,right now, taking up space on
  • 00:22:04.034 --> 00:22:10.408
  • this beautiful planet for areason and a purpose.
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  • May we listen to you, may werely on your strength and your
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  • power to live that incrediblelife, may we face the teeth of
  • 00:22:19.183 --> 00:22:24.388
  • temptation and know, God, thatyou'll never, ever, ever put us
  • 00:22:24.422 --> 00:22:28.826
  • in a situation that you will notgive us the strength to
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  • come through.
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  • I pray for their families, God,for just everybody who's
  • 00:22:33.097 --> 00:22:37.735
  • associated with these men.
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  • You know the names, you know thefaces, you know where they are,
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  • bless them, anoint them, and ifany one of their family members
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  • don't know you personally, Ipray, God, that they bow the
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  • knee and lay it down and give itall to you.
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  • Thank you for this, our church,right here in this, your place.
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  • In Christ's name, we pray, amen.
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  • Amen! Amen! Amen! Amen!
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Though the road is longand broken, ♪
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  • ♪ I will sing froma heart that's full. ♪
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  • ♪ I can write the bookon your wonders, ♪
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  • ♪ through the stormyou were faithful. ♪
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  • ♪ Though my heart's beenbeaten and broken, ♪
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  • ♪ I am stronger todayin your love. ♪
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  • ♪ It has bent my knees ♪
  • 00:24:10.261 --> 00:24:12.897
  • ♪ and now my handsare open, ♪
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  • ♪ and I will thank youfor all you've done. ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah. ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, what a savioryou have been. ♪
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  • ♪ For you were faithful then, ♪
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  • ♪ and you are faithful now, ♪
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  • ♪ and you'll be faithfulto the end. ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah. ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, what a savioryou have been. ♪
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  • ♪ For you were faithful then, ♪
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  • ♪ and you are faithful now, ♪
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  • ♪ and you'll be faithfulto the end. ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah. ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, what a savioryou have been. ♪
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  • ♪ For you were faithful then, ♪
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  • ♪ and you are faithful now, ♪
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  • ♪ and you'll be faithfulto the end. ♪
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  • ♪ For you were faithful then, ♪
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  • ♪ and you are faithful now, ♪
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  • ♪ and you'll be faithfulto the end. ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, you were faithful then, ♪
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  • ♪ you are faithful now, ♪
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  • ♪ and you'll be faithfulto the end. ♪♪
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  • [applauding]
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  • Pastor Ed Young: Thank youso much for watching
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  • Ed Young Television.
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  • It's such a pleasure to comeinto your home each and
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  • every week.
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  • For a gift to the ministry, Iwould love to send you my
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  • brand-new book called,"The Fear Virus:
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  • Vaccinating Yourself AgainstLife's Greatest Phobias."
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  • All we have to do is look aroundour culture and we see
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  • a frontier of fear.
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  • Fear is everywhere.
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  • We're made to fear God, and whenwe fear God we shouldn't fear
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  • anything, but if we don't fearGod we should fear everything.
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  • This book is gonna teach you howto deal and how to process fear.
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  • Would love to put itin your hands.
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  • There's someone there whowould love to talk to you.
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  • You can participate with us,with the Fellowship family here
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  • and around the world.
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