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September 27, 2020
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Pastor Levi Lusko from Fresh Life Church teaches the Bible and brings a message of hope.

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  • Hey this is Levi and JennieLusko and we are, I like thatyou threw that Jennie in there
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  • Did you just poke yourselfwith the microphone?
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  • Be careful! They're dangerous.So we are filming podcasts,this is where we do it.
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  • Did we even tell you, onour Fresh Life Tv program?
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  • We have a podcast. It'scalled, Hey! It's the Lusko's!It's fun!
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  • Really fun. And random, andgreat. Which you could tell,the vibe you're getting
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  • is what we curate and create.We have these vintageheadphones
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  • that we wear.They look like they havebeen through some battles
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  • They are hanging on for dearlife. You know what?Some good tape around them
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  • they get the job done.It's not how they look,it's how they sound.
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  • Who knows, where they'vebeen.On lot's of ears judging from
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  • the look of them.Anyhow, we wanted tolet you know about
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  • our new podcast and youcan get it wherever podcastsare gotten.
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  • You know, Spotify, Itunes, youuse your imagination
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  • But, Hey! It's the Lusko's is o,tons of guests, friends
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  • and just a behind the scenestalk about life and ministryand loving Jesus
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  • So check that out. Alsowant to let you know aboutwhat you're going to listen
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  • to in a moment. It's a brandnew sermon series we'restarting on Fresh Life Tv
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  • called, Up In Smoke.And we're looking at sometremendous smoke stories
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  • in the Bible. And so I thinkyou're going to enjoy thisteaching you're about to hear
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  • Oh you will. It's going to begreat. Thanks for watching!If you want to support this
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  • ministry financially and helpus to bring messages fromGod's word to people all
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  • around the world. You cando that at the website on thescreen and we would be
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  • thrilled to partner with youin that way.That's right. Thank you for
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  • listening and watching andjoining us we love you!
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  • I'm returning to mylife, because there's
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  • no way I could ever showmy face around here again.
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  • You have to let that sink in.
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  • As we now find Jesus showingup, look at this, verse 4--
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  • when the morning had now come,Jesus stood on the shore,
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  • yet the disciples did not knowthat it was Jesus, because he
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  • was trixie like that.
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  • Verse 5-- Jesus said to them,children, have you any food?
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  • They answered him and said, no,and thanks for bringing it up.
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  • We have not caught anyfish even though we
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  • have fished all night.
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  • And the more Ifished, the more I
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  • realized they call it fishingfor a reason, not catching,
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  • because it seems like it'spredominantly a fishing
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  • thing, not a catching thing.
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  • But that's how their night went.
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  • It was just all fishingand no catching.
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  • And he said to them,verse 6-- cast the net
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  • on the right side of theboat and you'll find some.
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  • Now the funny thing aboutthis is that this is literally
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  • a situation that took placebefore Jesus called Peter
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  • to preach.
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  • He did the exact same thingand Peter argued with him.
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  • Basically, it was like, I'mthe pro, you're the pastor.
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  • I don't tell you howto read your sermons,
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  • you don't tell mewhich bait to use.
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  • But nevertheless, becauseyou're like the Son of God,
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  • I'll humor you, and did itand caught the biggest catch
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  • of his life and literally,the nets began to break
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  • and he almost drowned todeath because of this.
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  • So this is veryfunny that Jesus is
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  • replicating the call of Peter.
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  • So they cast and now theywere not able to draw it
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  • in because of themultitude of fish.
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  • That was when thatdisciple whom Jesus loved,
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  • that's how Johndescribes himself--
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  • Marcia, Marcia, Marcia, right?
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  • He said to Peter, it's the Lord.
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  • Now here's how you knowthat this is not made up,
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  • this is how it happened.
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  • It's the Lord.
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  • When Simon Peterheard it was Lord,
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  • he put on his outergarment for he
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  • had removed it-- onetranslation says,
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  • 'cause he was fishing naked.
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  • I don't know how theyroll back in that day,
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  • but man, that wouldbe weird today.
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  • For he was naked and--
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  • look at this-- and thenplunged into the sea.
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  • Like how do you know thatthe Bible wasn't made up?
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  • He got dressed and you justsee him in such a frenzy.
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  • He's like, I got toget my clothes on,
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  • I can't talk to Jesus naked.
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  • But then he jumps inthe lake, like the boat
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  • is like heading tothe edge of the lake.
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  • And you almost get the picturethat he's swimming furiously.
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  • But then look at this, as soonas they had come to land--
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  • oh no, verse 8, rather,the other disciples
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  • came in a littleboat though, for they
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  • were not far from land.
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  • So you get this picture ofPeter swimming and the boat
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  • beats him there.
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  • They're like, dude,why didn't you stay?
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  • And he's like, well, youput your clothes on to jump
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  • in to swim.
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  • See what I'm saying?
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  • This is a ridiculous sequence.
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  • Why did it get written this way?
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  • Because that's how it happenedand John's making fun of him.
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  • John's going to make sureand include in his account
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  • Peter looking likea moron if he can.
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  • For they were not far fromland, just 200 cubits.
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  • And they came draggingthe net with fish.
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  • Verse 9-- then as soonas they had come to land,
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  • they saw a fire of coals thereand fish laid on it and bread.
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  • Jesus said to them, bringme some of the fish,
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  • which you have just caught.
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  • Simon Peter went upand dragged the net
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  • to land full of large fish.
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  • You're probably wonderinghow many fish there were.
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  • There were 153 of them.
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  • Thanks for the details boys.
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  • And although there were somany, the net was not broken.
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  • Jesus said to them, comeand eat some breakfast,
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  • yet none of thedisciples dared ask
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  • him, who are you, becausethey knew it was the Lord.
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  • Jesus then came and took thebread and gave it to them,
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  • serves them breakfastand likewise, the fish.
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  • This is now the third time Jesusshowed himself to his disciples
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  • after he was raisedfrom the dead.
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  • So when they hadeaten breakfast,
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  • Jesus said to Simon Peter,Simon, son of Jonah,
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  • do you love me more than these?
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  • Do you love me more than these.
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  • Now there's beensermons preached
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  • about how he wastalking about the fish.
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  • Do you love me morethan these fish?
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  • But the context isconnection to Peter's bravado
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  • at the Last Supper.
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  • Even if all these moronsbetray you, I won't.
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  • So I think he'sgiving him a chance
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  • to set the record straight.
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  • Peter, you still think you loveme more than anybody else does.
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  • You love me more than these.
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  • And he said to Him, yes Lord,you know that I love you.
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  • He said to him, feed my lambs.
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  • He said to him again, a secondtime, Simon, son of Jonah,
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  • do you love me?
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  • He said to Him, yes Lord,you know that I love you.
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  • He said to him, tend my sheep.
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  • He said to him the thirdtime, Simon, son of Jonah,
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  • do you love me.
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  • Peter was grieved, because hesaid to him the third time,
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  • do you love me?
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  • And he said to Him, Lord,you know all things,
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  • you know that I love you.
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  • Jesus said to him,feed my sheep.
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  • And then he went on to say,most assuredly, I say to you,
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  • when you were younger,you girded yourself,
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  • you walked where youwished, you lived your life
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  • however you wanted.
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  • But when you're old, youwill stretch out your hands
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  • and another will girdyou and carry you
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  • where you do not wish.
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  • This he spoke signifying bywhat death he would glorify God.
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  • And when he had spoken this, hesaid to him two simple words--
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  • follow me.
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  • In the middle of thestory, I think Peter
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  • if anybody ever hashad reason to feel
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  • like their life was over,he would have felt that way.
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  • He would have felt that way.
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  • He would feel like there isno way I can get through this.
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  • I mean how do you ever seeyourself preaching again
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  • a message about Jesus, whomhundreds of people who you had
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  • presumably preach to, haveheard you swear up and down
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  • and curse the name andrevile the name of the one
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  • that you would everpresume to preach about.
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  • How do you get oversomething-- how
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  • do you recover fromsomething like that?
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  • How could you evermove through that?
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  • And yet, despite how much hislife and calling and dreams all
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  • went up in smoke infront of his very eyes,
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  • by the end of Peter'slife, he is once again
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  • doing exactly what Jesus said--
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  • feeding the lambs, preachingthe Word, teaching the Word,
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  • feeding the sheep, tendingthe sheep, preaching the Word,
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  • preaching the Word.
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  • And he will stand up in thatvery same city of Jerusalem,
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  • surrounded by those verysame people who saw him sin
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  • and he will point toJesus the Savior and say,
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  • our God is great and here's whathe'd done and here's who he is.
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  • And he will, who neversaw himself doing that,
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  • thought that life was gone,it is vanished, it is ash.
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  • He will once againbe standing up
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  • and strong and stable andable and be preaching the Word
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  • and doing what Godintended for him to do.
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  • Not catching fish,but fishing for men
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  • and seeing thousands andthousands and thousands
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  • of people come to know Jesus.
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  • How is it possible that theyanybody could overcome that?
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  • Well, here's the reality--
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  • exactly the same thingthat happened to Peter,
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  • we could see happen to us.
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  • And what I want to do isnot just talk about exactly
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  • what God did in Peter'slife or how that worked,
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  • I want to talk aboutsome principles
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  • that we can learn from it.
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  • Because the truth is, ifit can happen to Peter,
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  • it could happen to me.
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  • If it could happen to Peter,it could happen to you.
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  • What is that?
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  • We could do something,we could say something,
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  • we could go somewhere,we could end up
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  • with the reality of a mistake.
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  • We could we could endup one day waking up
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  • seeing that we've done somethingthat we shouldn't have done,
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  • we've gone somewherewe shouldn't have gone,
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  • we've hurt someone that wewanted to always be kind to.
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  • And so what canwe learn from this
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  • that will help us bothprevent and, in the midst
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  • of the reality of mistakes,to rise up from the ashes?
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  • I think there'sfour quick things--
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  • we could spend a lot more timehere, but jot these four down.
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  • Number one-- keep your guard up.
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  • Peter's story teaches us that weall need to keep our guard up.
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  • And I think that the mistakes--
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  • I've heard sermons about,don't warm yourself
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  • by the enemy's fire.
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  • I just don't see thatas being the issue
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  • here, the problem here.
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  • I see the problem here as pride.
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  • The pride that manifestedin Peter's heart
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  • when, here's Jesusliterally going, heads up,
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  • it's going to be a tough night.
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  • Heads up, all of youare going to be scared.
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  • Heads up, all you'regoing to be running around
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  • like a chicken withit's head cut off.
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  • You're not going or what to do.
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  • And the pride that wouldcause Peter to correct Jesus--
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  • not so, Lord, youmust not know me.
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  • Well, I don't know, I knityou in your mother's womb.
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  • You don't know me, youmust not have known me.
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  • Yeah, I've known you very well,that's why I'm saying this.
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  • Well, if these otheridiots fall, not me.
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  • And it's that pride.
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  • And here's the thing,the Bible talks about,
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  • if you're standing,take heed lest you fall.
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  • It's hard to fallwhen you're falling.
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  • But the time to fall iswhen you're standing.
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  • So guess what, ifyou're standing today,
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  • you're perfectly poisedto fall and so am
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  • I. And the idea thatany of us would think,
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  • I'm immune to that, orI can never do that,
  • 00:11:03.756 --> 00:11:06.058
  • or I could neversee that happening.
  • 00:11:06.158 --> 00:11:07.860
  • If we see people sinning andour response as a church,
  • 00:11:07.960 --> 00:11:10.896
  • if our response is to say,that could never happen to me.
  • 00:11:10.996 --> 00:11:14.400
  • If our immediate response isto rise up in judgment when
  • 00:11:14.500 --> 00:11:17.503
  • someone, or some scandal, orwe hear something, or, oh wow,
  • 00:11:17.603 --> 00:11:19.872
  • they were living a liarlie, or they did this.
  • 00:11:19.972 --> 00:11:21.807
  • If our immediate responseis to go, I can't believe,
  • 00:11:21.907 --> 00:11:24.376
  • or even worse, I always knewsomething was off with them.
  • 00:11:24.477 --> 00:11:27.980
  • That's just such a piousand smug and ugly attitude
  • 00:11:28.080 --> 00:11:31.517
  • and it is for sure not thebroken heart of someone who
  • 00:11:31.617 --> 00:11:34.587
  • recognizes that Icould make a mistake,
  • 00:11:34.687 --> 00:11:36.922
  • I could very well do that.
  • 00:11:37.022 --> 00:11:38.290
  • Why I would never dosomething like that.
  • 00:11:38.390 --> 00:11:40.059
  • Really?
  • 00:11:40.159 --> 00:11:41.494
  • If you were given theright series of compromises
  • 00:11:41.594 --> 00:11:43.095
  • and choices andslowly but surely,
  • 00:11:43.195 --> 00:11:45.297
  • you desensitized yourself.
  • 00:11:45.397 --> 00:11:46.899
  • And like a compass that's aroundtoo much metal or interference,
  • 00:11:46.999 --> 00:11:49.502
  • all of a sudden,you're off true north
  • 00:11:49.602 --> 00:11:51.504
  • by even one degree, and overtime, over time, over time,
  • 00:11:51.604 --> 00:11:54.373
  • gradually, gradually,gradually, do a little of this,
  • 00:11:54.473 --> 00:11:56.542
  • then you poised toa little of that.
  • 00:11:56.642 --> 00:11:58.144
  • Any of us could get there.
  • 00:11:58.244 --> 00:11:59.378
  • So our response should be--
  • 00:11:59.478 --> 00:12:00.679
  • A, broken heart.
  • 00:12:00.780 --> 00:12:02.114
  • Broken heart thatsomeone is grieved.
  • 00:12:02.214 --> 00:12:04.183
  • Our desire should beto see them restored,
  • 00:12:04.283 --> 00:12:06.285
  • but secondly, weshould realize, like, I
  • 00:12:06.385 --> 00:12:08.187
  • need to keep my guard up.
  • 00:12:08.287 --> 00:12:10.156
  • I need to keep my guard.
  • 00:12:10.256 --> 00:12:11.457
  • I need to stay on my toes.
  • 00:12:11.557 --> 00:12:12.858
  • In fact, one message,one translation
  • 00:12:12.958 --> 00:12:14.560
  • of what Jesus said toPeter is exactly that.
  • 00:12:14.660 --> 00:12:16.428
  • Simon, stay on your toes.
  • 00:12:16.529 --> 00:12:18.197
  • Simon, stay on your toes.
  • 00:12:18.297 --> 00:12:19.799
  • The devil is literally askingfor you to sift you like wheat.
  • 00:12:19.899 --> 00:12:21.901
  • So bro, stay on your toes.
  • 00:12:22.001 --> 00:12:23.502
  • This is not the time toget back on your heels
  • 00:12:23.602 --> 00:12:25.437
  • and write a sermon abouthow great you are and how
  • 00:12:25.538 --> 00:12:27.006
  • dumb everybody else is, thisis the time for you to realize,
  • 00:12:27.106 --> 00:12:29.942
  • I'm weak, I need your strength.
  • 00:12:30.042 --> 00:12:31.744
  • You're right, when Jesussays, hey, watch out,
  • 00:12:31.844 --> 00:12:34.180
  • in your marriage,this could happen,
  • 00:12:34.280 --> 00:12:35.581
  • or in your financialdealings, this could happen.
  • 00:12:35.681 --> 00:12:38.551
  • We should be going, oh mygosh, that's a real problem.
  • 00:12:38.651 --> 00:12:41.220
  • I'm weak.
  • 00:12:41.320 --> 00:12:42.121
  • God, give me strength.
  • 00:12:42.221 --> 00:12:43.389
  • Let me do what I canto shore up my life,
  • 00:12:43.489 --> 00:12:45.391
  • make sure the rightvoices, right people,
  • 00:12:45.491 --> 00:12:47.059
  • right decisions that I'mcalibrated in such a way when
  • 00:12:47.159 --> 00:12:50.362
  • my guard is up.
  • 00:12:50.462 --> 00:12:51.730
  • So that's to me the firstand primary takeaway
  • 00:12:51.831 --> 00:12:53.666
  • truth for all of us from hereto avoid getting to a place
  • 00:12:53.766 --> 00:12:56.502
  • where something goes upin smoke and now we're
  • 00:12:56.602 --> 00:12:58.437
  • being fired becauseof this thing
  • 00:12:58.537 --> 00:13:00.206
  • we stole, or did thisover here, or just
  • 00:13:00.306 --> 00:13:01.974
  • all of a suddenrealizing, I'm at a place
  • 00:13:02.074 --> 00:13:03.742
  • where my kids don't wantto talk to me or whatever,
  • 00:13:03.843 --> 00:13:05.845
  • because we've got to keep ourguard up and be vigilant and be
  • 00:13:05.945 --> 00:13:08.647
  • aware and to know that all ofus could make serious decisions.
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  • The second thing Isee is, OK, so you
  • 00:14:12.645 --> 00:14:14.013
  • didn't keep your guard upand you get knocked down,
  • 00:14:14.113 --> 00:14:16.215
  • what do you do?
  • 00:14:16.315 --> 00:14:17.249
  • Here you go-- you get back up.
  • 00:14:17.349 --> 00:14:19.385
  • You get back up.
  • 00:14:19.485 --> 00:14:20.786
  • I want to tell you, I cameto encourage somebody.
  • 00:14:20.886 --> 00:14:22.354
  • If you've been knocked downtoday, I'm going to tell you,
  • 00:14:22.454 --> 00:14:25.090
  • no, it's not going tobe easy and no, it's
  • 00:14:25.190 --> 00:14:27.293
  • not going to be instant,but the thing for you to do
  • 00:14:27.393 --> 00:14:30.095
  • is to get back up.
  • 00:14:30.195 --> 00:14:31.397
  • And it may bereally hard, it may
  • 00:14:31.497 --> 00:14:33.299
  • be, your legs aren't workingso good, it may be a while
  • 00:14:33.399 --> 00:14:35.734
  • before you're up all the way.
  • 00:14:35.834 --> 00:14:37.269
  • I'm telling you, make thateffort, take that first step,
  • 00:14:37.369 --> 00:14:39.271
  • begin to lean up, begin to lean.
  • 00:14:39.371 --> 00:14:40.940
  • I can't at all.
  • 00:14:41.040 --> 00:14:42.041
  • Just begin to get backup, just to believe
  • 00:14:42.141 --> 00:14:44.176
  • and to take steps towardswhat God wants you to do.
  • 00:14:44.276 --> 00:14:47.079
  • Now question, what doesGod want me to do now?
  • 00:14:47.179 --> 00:14:49.014
  • It's easy to live, I should'vedone this, I should've this.
  • 00:14:49.114 --> 00:14:51.583
  • OK, you didn't.
  • 00:14:51.684 --> 00:14:52.718
  • But here we are, this is now it.
  • 00:14:52.818 --> 00:14:54.620
  • And the problem isso many of us get
  • 00:14:54.720 --> 00:14:57.356
  • stuck in that mode, paralyzed--
  • 00:14:57.456 --> 00:14:59.591
  • this happened to me,this was done to me,
  • 00:14:59.692 --> 00:15:01.961
  • this is how it should have gone.
  • 00:15:02.061 --> 00:15:03.896
  • And instead of saying-- thebetter question is, what now?
  • 00:15:03.996 --> 00:15:06.565
  • What God, do youwant me to do now?
  • 00:15:06.665 --> 00:15:08.734
  • And begin to make a movetowards getting back up.
  • 00:15:08.834 --> 00:15:11.370
  • I just want toencourage you, no matter
  • 00:15:11.470 --> 00:15:12.871
  • how many times haveyou been knocked down
  • 00:15:12.972 --> 00:15:14.740
  • or what it's cost you, thething to do is to get back up.
  • 00:15:14.840 --> 00:15:20.579
  • When you fall you, yougot to get back up.
  • 00:15:20.679 --> 00:15:23.482
  • And when you think aboutGod as your parent,
  • 00:15:23.582 --> 00:15:25.150
  • it helps you to see that,because no parent sees
  • 00:15:25.250 --> 00:15:27.152
  • their child fall and in theirheart wants them to stay down.
  • 00:15:27.252 --> 00:15:31.256
  • We're seeing even in our homea little illustration of this.
  • 00:15:31.357 --> 00:15:34.059
  • Just the other day, our littleson Linux, who is so cute,
  • 00:15:34.159 --> 00:15:38.297
  • he's a little dude, he began tocrawl for the very first time.
  • 00:15:38.397 --> 00:15:41.133
  • And check this out,this is literally
  • 00:15:41.233 --> 00:15:42.768
  • among his first movementsin crawling ever.
  • 00:15:42.868 --> 00:15:45.004
  • OK.
  • 00:15:47.473 --> 00:15:47.973
  • Oh, buddy.
  • 00:15:54.713 --> 00:15:57.816
  • But you know what?
  • 00:15:57.916 --> 00:15:59.318
  • It wasn't like as his dad,it was like, stay down, son.
  • 00:15:59.418 --> 00:16:01.420
  • How dare you think you can move.
  • 00:16:01.520 --> 00:16:03.022
  • You fall, but didn't you know ifyou didn't have your hand out?
  • 00:16:03.122 --> 00:16:04.990
  • No, our heart wasto encourage him.
  • 00:16:05.090 --> 00:16:06.558
  • And good news, there'sa second video.
  • 00:16:06.658 --> 00:16:08.227
  • This is the sequel.
  • 00:16:08.327 --> 00:16:09.061
  • Good job, buddy.
  • 00:16:15.567 --> 00:16:16.435
  • Come on, somebody.
  • 00:16:19.438 --> 00:16:20.506
  • He got back up,took the next step,
  • 00:16:20.606 --> 00:16:23.075
  • and that's exactlywhat we need to do,
  • 00:16:23.175 --> 00:16:26.945
  • because your Fatherknew you were
  • 00:16:27.046 --> 00:16:29.915
  • going to fall before you fell.
  • 00:16:30.015 --> 00:16:32.785
  • He knew you were going to fall.
  • 00:16:32.885 --> 00:16:34.219
  • So I just want to encourageyou, you feel so bad.
  • 00:16:34.319 --> 00:16:36.288
  • Nothing you've everdone has surprised God.
  • 00:16:36.388 --> 00:16:39.191
  • And you know what?
  • 00:16:39.291 --> 00:16:40.292
  • I knew Linux was goingto fall eventually.
  • 00:16:40.392 --> 00:16:42.094
  • I knew eventually-- it wasn'tlike, you better get up and run
  • 00:16:42.194 --> 00:16:44.263
  • a marathon, buddy.
  • 00:16:44.363 --> 00:16:45.664
  • It's like, we knewhe was going to fall
  • 00:16:45.764 --> 00:16:47.699
  • and we also knew he wasgoing to get back up.
  • 00:16:47.800 --> 00:16:49.601
  • And that was our heart as well.
  • 00:16:49.701 --> 00:16:50.736
  • And that was God'sheart for Peter.
  • 00:16:50.836 --> 00:16:52.204
  • In fact you see this.
  • 00:16:52.304 --> 00:16:53.472
  • When He told him he wasgoing to fall, he said this--
  • 00:16:53.572 --> 00:16:55.274
  • look at this--
  • 00:16:55.374 --> 00:16:56.308
  • he said, I've prayed for you--
  • 00:16:56.408 --> 00:16:57.643
  • stay on your toes--
  • 00:16:57.743 --> 00:16:58.977
  • but I've prayed for youthat you shouldn't fall.
  • 00:16:59.078 --> 00:17:02.815
  • But when you havereturned, that you
  • 00:17:02.915 --> 00:17:05.717
  • would strengthen your brethren.
  • 00:17:05.818 --> 00:17:07.853
  • He didn't justpredict his failure,
  • 00:17:07.953 --> 00:17:09.788
  • he predicted his recovery.
  • 00:17:09.888 --> 00:17:11.824
  • Even right back there, hewanted him to hear this.
  • 00:17:11.924 --> 00:17:14.059
  • I'm predicting you're going tofall, but when you get back up,
  • 00:17:14.159 --> 00:17:17.930
  • you're going tostrengthen your brethren.
  • 00:17:18.030 --> 00:17:19.698
  • I'm going to use youto do great things.
  • 00:17:19.798 --> 00:17:21.667
  • So Jesus-- right now,you're feeling like,
  • 00:17:21.767 --> 00:17:23.469
  • I can't get back up.
  • 00:17:23.569 --> 00:17:24.970
  • But He knew youwere going to fall
  • 00:17:25.070 --> 00:17:26.839
  • and He already knowshow He wants to use you
  • 00:17:26.939 --> 00:17:29.842
  • and what it's going to belike to work in your life
  • 00:17:29.942 --> 00:17:33.078
  • once you've been strengthened.
  • 00:17:33.178 --> 00:17:35.080
  • And so don't just stay down.
  • 00:17:35.180 --> 00:17:37.249
  • I'm not saying, it's allgoing to be perfect or all
  • 00:17:37.349 --> 00:17:39.551
  • be like it was before.
  • 00:17:39.651 --> 00:17:42.121
  • But what it can beis something new.
  • 00:17:42.221 --> 00:17:44.256
  • What it can be issomething beautiful.
  • 00:17:44.356 --> 00:17:46.525
  • And what it can be is eventuallysomething that you look down
  • 00:17:46.625 --> 00:17:49.628
  • and you love and yousee Him bringing you
  • 00:17:49.728 --> 00:17:51.797
  • into that broad placethat He wants for you.
  • 00:17:51.897 --> 00:17:54.133
  • So what do you do once youfallen and you've go back up?
  • 00:17:54.233 --> 00:17:56.401
  • Well, you should fight reallyhard to not get tied up.
  • 00:17:56.502 --> 00:17:58.804
  • So jot this down--don't get tied up.
  • 00:17:58.904 --> 00:18:01.273
  • So if he sets you free andmoves you forward again
  • 00:18:01.373 --> 00:18:03.942
  • and now you're running again,what should be your focus?
  • 00:18:04.042 --> 00:18:06.411
  • To not get tied up.
  • 00:18:06.512 --> 00:18:08.046
  • And what's the easiestway to get tied up?
  • 00:18:08.147 --> 00:18:11.150
  • Here's the answer-- it's tolook around to those around you.
  • 00:18:11.250 --> 00:18:15.220
  • To look around tothose around you
  • 00:18:15.320 --> 00:18:17.055
  • and to put yourselfin the place of being
  • 00:18:17.156 --> 00:18:18.657
  • the critic of what God does ordoesn't do for somebody else.
  • 00:18:18.757 --> 00:18:23.095
  • The grace he gives herdoesn't give to somebody else.
  • 00:18:23.195 --> 00:18:27.499
  • What does that look like?
  • 00:18:27.599 --> 00:18:28.634
  • Well, here's what looks like--
  • 00:18:28.734 --> 00:18:30.235
  • Jesus to Peter, right, remember,we just read a little bit ago.
  • 00:18:30.335 --> 00:18:32.137
  • Jesus to Peter-- so hey,bro, I've got a plan for you.
  • 00:18:32.237 --> 00:18:34.706
  • Feed my lambs, feed mysheep, tend my sheep,
  • 00:18:34.806 --> 00:18:36.608
  • you're going to preach, you'regetting back in the game, bro,
  • 00:18:36.708 --> 00:18:39.444
  • back in the game.
  • 00:18:39.545 --> 00:18:40.946
  • And it's going to be tough,because here's the deal--
  • 00:18:41.046 --> 00:18:43.849
  • at the end of yourlife, it's going
  • 00:18:43.949 --> 00:18:45.217
  • to lead to youbeing put to death.
  • 00:18:45.317 --> 00:18:47.286
  • And this is how I wantyou to glorify me.
  • 00:18:47.386 --> 00:18:49.988
  • I want you to glorifyme by actually,
  • 00:18:50.088 --> 00:18:51.456
  • you're going to bepersecuted for your faith
  • 00:18:51.557 --> 00:18:53.325
  • and eventually end up beingcrucified as a follower.
  • 00:18:53.425 --> 00:18:56.461
  • And church history recordsthat's exactly what happened.
  • 00:18:56.562 --> 00:18:59.431
  • So check this out.
  • 00:18:59.531 --> 00:19:01.233
  • The Bible tells usthat Peter took this
  • 00:19:01.333 --> 00:19:03.435
  • in, had been restored, hadbeen given a second chance.
  • 00:19:03.535 --> 00:19:07.206
  • But here's what it'sgoing to look like.
  • 00:19:07.306 --> 00:19:10.008
  • And as he takes it all, aquestion comes up to his mind,
  • 00:19:10.108 --> 00:19:12.644
  • so he raises hishand and goes, that
  • 00:19:12.744 --> 00:19:14.046
  • sounds great, Jesus,but just one question.
  • 00:19:14.146 --> 00:19:17.082
  • Here's the questionI have for you--
  • 00:19:17.182 --> 00:19:19.051
  • turned around, saw the disciplewho Jesus loved-- that's John--
  • 00:19:19.151 --> 00:19:21.887
  • and said this, look at thenext verse, said this--
  • 00:19:21.987 --> 00:19:26.959
  • what about this man?
  • 00:19:27.059 --> 00:19:28.026
  • It's cool that's what you wantfrom me, but what about him?
  • 00:19:30.796 --> 00:19:34.032
  • What are you goingto do for John?
  • 00:19:34.132 --> 00:19:35.667
  • Before I say yes to whatyou're going to do through me,
  • 00:19:35.767 --> 00:19:38.103
  • what are you goingto do with him?
  • 00:19:38.203 --> 00:19:40.572
  • And we could pile on Peter,but the truth is, so many of us
  • 00:19:40.672 --> 00:19:43.709
  • lived there.
  • 00:19:43.809 --> 00:19:45.310
  • God gives you some great call,God gives you a second chance,
  • 00:19:45.410 --> 00:19:47.512
  • God gives you brand new lifeand you're cool with all that
  • 00:19:47.613 --> 00:19:50.382
  • so long as you think it'sas good or better than what
  • 00:19:50.482 --> 00:19:52.985
  • someone else gets,someone else's situation.
  • 00:19:53.085 --> 00:19:56.154
  • The easiest way to gettied up running your race
  • 00:19:56.255 --> 00:20:00.125
  • is to put yourself insomeone else's lane
  • 00:20:00.225 --> 00:20:02.961
  • and to wonder whatthey're being given.
  • 00:20:03.061 --> 00:20:05.230
  • And the best place tobe is the place where
  • 00:20:05.330 --> 00:20:07.899
  • our eyes are onlyand ever on Jesus
  • 00:20:08.000 --> 00:20:10.035
  • and we're not asking thequestion, what grace have you
  • 00:20:10.135 --> 00:20:12.237
  • given someone else and arethey getting something better
  • 00:20:12.337 --> 00:20:14.806
  • than me?
  • 00:20:14.906 --> 00:20:15.974
  • But that likeHebrews 12 says, we
  • 00:20:16.074 --> 00:20:17.509
  • run this race of faith notlooking around to each other.
  • 00:20:17.609 --> 00:20:20.345
  • But look whatHebrews 12 says, we
  • 00:20:20.445 --> 00:20:22.080
  • should run this raceof faith throwing down
  • 00:20:22.180 --> 00:20:24.416
  • sin that holds to ustightly, running our race
  • 00:20:24.516 --> 00:20:27.085
  • marked out for us.
  • 00:20:27.185 --> 00:20:28.220
  • And then look atthe next part, keep
  • 00:20:28.320 --> 00:20:29.821
  • looking to Jesus, theauthor of faith who
  • 00:20:29.921 --> 00:20:33.425
  • is also the one that'sgoing to make it perfect.
  • 00:20:33.525 --> 00:20:36.028
  • So let's not get into theplace of not appreciating
  • 00:20:36.128 --> 00:20:39.164
  • the grace we've beengiven, because we're
  • 00:20:39.264 --> 00:20:40.732
  • inspecting the grace thatsomeone else has been given.
  • 00:20:40.832 --> 00:20:43.402
  • Did they get more,did they get this.
  • 00:20:43.502 --> 00:20:45.370
  • It's like, dud, youdidn't deserve anything,
  • 00:20:45.470 --> 00:20:47.272
  • and you've been givena new life and you've
  • 00:20:47.372 --> 00:20:49.107
  • been given a new heartand you've been given--
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  • don't start now criticizing andcritiquing and putting yourself
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  • in the place of inspecting whatsomeone else has been given.
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  • The easiest thing to doonce you're given grace
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  • is to get tied up to whereyou can't enjoy that grace,
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  • because you're looking aroundand inspecting everyone else's
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  • grace.
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  • And if you don't believeme, then just read
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  • the parable in the NewTestament about the guy who's
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  • been forgiven a greatdebt, but then began
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  • to balk at someone whoowed him something small
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  • and how seriouslyJesus took that.
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  • So just keep onlooking at Jesus.
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  • And as you're looking at Himand remembering that He gave you
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  • everything, He gave you life,He gave you a brand new heart,
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  • just stay there withyour eyes on Jesus.
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  • Don't get tied up.
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  • There's a fourth andfinal-- and the last thing
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  • I want you to jot down fromthis story of Peter's life
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  • going up into smokeone day is that, you've
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  • got to hold your head up.
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  • You've been knocked downand you're getting back up.
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  • And now you're running yourrace not looking around,
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  • you're looking at Jesus.
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  • As you do so, you canhold your head up.
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  • Now I want to kind of separatethe forgiveness aspect
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  • from the shame aspect.
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  • I think all of usdeep down, we believe
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  • that God can forgive us,but I think sometimes,
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  • what we have a hardtime is knowing
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  • what to do withthe shame feelings
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  • that we feel over thethings that we've done
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  • and how bad we feel.
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  • But to really get this,we need to kind of
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  • make sure we have this allright in our heads of what Jesus
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  • was intentional about doing.
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  • The Bible says thatwhen Peter denied Jesus,
  • 00:22:21.032 --> 00:22:24.202
  • he did so in frontof a coal of fires.
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  • That was the fire made outof different coals, right?
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  • Make sure I'm correct here.
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  • I think that the textactually says, look at it
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  • right here in John's gospel.
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  • It says that the servantshad made a fire of coals.
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  • Why?
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  • Well, it was cold.
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  • And so Peter who had justgotten in under John's ID badge,
  • 00:22:46.725 --> 00:22:51.363
  • he stands there warminghimself by the fire.
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  • Now what do yousmell when you're
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  • warming your hands by a fire?
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  • Smoke.
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  • Now what is the circumstancesunder which Peter was restored?
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  • Well, the Biblesays, look at this,
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  • this is also John'sgospel, chapter 21,
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  • Jesus appeared to themby the Sea of Galilee.
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  • When they came out of theboat, they saw a fire of coals.
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  • And Jesus served them allbreakfast as they warmed
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  • their hands standing by a fire.
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  • And Jesus had three questionsfor Peter-- do you love me?
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  • Do you love me?
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  • Do you love me?
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  • Once, twice, thrice.
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  • Why?
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  • Because it was not once, it wasnot twice, it was three times,
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  • with the smell ofsmoke in his nostrils,
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  • that Jesus was denied andcursed and renounced by Peter.
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  • And Jesus wanted Peter to havea different kind of association
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  • to the smell of smokethan what happened
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  • on the day of hisbiggest failure.
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  • You see, church historytells us that Peter
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  • would for the rest of his lifetear up every time he ever
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  • heard a rooster crow.
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  • The sound of therooster would always
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  • be just the symbolof sadness for him.
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  • But what is sobeautiful is that we
  • 00:24:16.748 --> 00:24:19.317
  • know that more powerful thansound or sight is smell.
  • 00:24:19.417 --> 00:24:24.055
  • You see your olfactorynerve runs right
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  • by your amygdala, which isthe part of the brain that
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  • processes memory and emotion.
  • 00:24:28.293 --> 00:24:30.195
  • And that's why, whenyou smell something,
  • 00:24:30.295 --> 00:24:33.131
  • it can just take you back.
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  • It can just take you backand you're all of a sudden
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  • there again.
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  • I think that Jesus knew thatfor the rest of Peter's life,
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  • he would be temptedto live in a place
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  • where every campfire,every bonfire, every time
  • 00:24:42.274 --> 00:24:44.743
  • he smelt smoke, he wouldbe instantly standing
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  • there cussing Jesus out,telling a little girl,
  • 00:24:47.479 --> 00:24:49.614
  • I've never met Him, Iwould never follow Him,
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  • I would never follow Jesus.
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  • And he wanted instead, thesmell of smoke wafting up
  • 00:24:53.084 --> 00:24:55.954
  • into his nostrilsto be accompanied
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  • by the memory of Jesus' lovingeyes saying, do you love me?
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  • Come on, I'm not done with you?
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  • Do you love me?
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  • Come on, let's go, let's go.
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  • You took a couple ofshots, get back up.
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  • Come on, Peter, get back up.
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  • I love you, I got a plan foryou, I'm not done with you,
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  • you're my guy, I'm goingto put my Spirit in you,
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  • I'm to give you strength,you're going to preach the Word,
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  • I've got plans for your life.
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  • Come on, Peter, smell in.
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  • And now Peter couldstand there by the fire
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  • and have it no longer be markedby the bitter toxic smell
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  • of his shame, buthave it instead
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  • be associated with thepower of a grace that's
  • 00:25:37.329 --> 00:25:39.664
  • not based on his performance,but rather in fact
  • 00:25:39.764 --> 00:25:42.434
  • is based on what Jesusdid on the cross.
  • 00:25:42.534 --> 00:25:45.203
  • And so what of the tearsto the end of his life
  • 00:25:45.303 --> 00:25:47.405
  • with Jesus and the rooster?
  • 00:25:47.505 --> 00:25:49.274
  • I think that initially itwas just a pang of sadness
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  • and a twinge of sadness,but I think eventually,
  • 00:25:52.444 --> 00:25:54.145
  • it began to be tears of powerand tears of strength and tears
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  • of joy as he remembered thecock-a-doodle-doo sound effect
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  • of Jesus' new calling on hislife to rise up into all that
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  • Jesus had for him.
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  • Why is it, you think, thatverse 12, Jesus did this
  • 00:26:11.329 --> 00:26:15.233
  • all at a meal whereHe had said to them,
  • 00:26:15.333 --> 00:26:17.502
  • come and eat breakfast?
  • 00:26:17.602 --> 00:26:21.539
  • Because Jesus was saying,good night to all of Peter's
  • 00:26:21.640 --> 00:26:24.976
  • failure and saying good morningto some brand new grace.
  • 00:26:25.076 --> 00:26:29.314
  • And I came to church toask you the question,
  • 00:26:29.414 --> 00:26:31.549
  • are you eating the mostimportant meal of the day?
  • 00:26:31.650 --> 00:26:34.853
  • It's grace, it's the factthat it's not based on you.
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  • God's righteousnessget's placed on you
  • 00:26:38.289 --> 00:26:40.458
  • when you believe in Jesus.
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  • And God is saying toyour heart this week--
  • 00:26:41.993 --> 00:26:44.696
  • good night failure,good morning grace.
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  • Good night to thefailure of trying
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  • to measure up and be enoughand be perfect and have it
  • 00:26:49.601 --> 00:26:52.537
  • all together and good morningto the grace that says,
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  • God, here am I with my mistakes.
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  • Here am I with my failure.
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  • Here am I, I don't deserveyou, I can't earn this,
  • 00:27:00.445 --> 00:27:03.281
  • but I love you and I needyou and I receive you
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  • and I accept you.
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  • And that kind of livingtaps you into the power
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  • of weeping that mayendure for a night,
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  • but joy that comes inthe morning and a new day
  • 00:27:13.658 --> 00:27:17.929
  • is dawning over you.
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  • Come on, celebrateif you believe it.
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