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October 14, 2019
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In the Gap: Pastor Choco De Jesús

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  • Choco De Jesus: Drive through any city long enough,
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  • and you'll eventually get to that part of town,
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  • the part where you have one or two reactions.
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  • One might think, how can anyone want to live here?
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  • While others see potential.
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  • In the Bible, there was someone who operated with
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  • that potential point of view, his name was Barnabas.
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  • He was the kind of person who could see the hidden potential.
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  • That's what he saw in a man named Saul.
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  • Where people saw a religious zealot,
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  • Barnabas saw passion.
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  • Where people saw a haughty intellectual,
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  • Barnabas saw a brilliant teacher.
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  • Where people saw a villain, Barnabas saw hero.
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  • It's because of Barnabas we now know Saul as Paul the apostle,
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  • a man responsible for two-thirds of the New Testament.
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  • An argument can be made that without Barnabas,
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  • there would be no Paul.
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  • So, what does it take to see the best in people?
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  • It takes wisdom and a lot of patience.
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  • It takes generosity and sacrifice.
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  • Christians should be like Barnabas and stand
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  • in the gap for others.
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  • We have truly incredible opportunity to be the source
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  • of light, and life, and hope for those around us.
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  • No matter what difficulty or calamity we face,
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  • those of us who have experienced the transforming grace of Jesus
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  • Christ can also share the grace with others in a world
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  • that can really use it.
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  • Some of us Christians are not, are naturally glass-half-empty
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  • people, the kind of people who can't help but look at the world
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  • and find the negative.
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  • And then there are some of us who are naturally
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  • glass-half-full people who look for the good in both situations
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  • and those people in the situations.
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  • We should be like Barnabas, we should stand firm knowing
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  • that God is in control because he makes all things, yes,
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  • all things work together for good for those who love him.
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  • He wants us to look for the good.
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  • He wants us to stand in the gap and be encouragers.
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  • What does that mean to encourage?
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  • It's literally to put courage into someone who's weak
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  • and vulnerable.
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  • In our story today, we will see someone on the surprising end
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  • of an encouragement enabled by someone who stood in the gap.
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  • male: Have the alarm company respond, please.
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  • Officer Williams: Hello, it's six, nine, seven on--
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  • Officer Williams: Hey, stop right there, kid, don't move.
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  • Put that down.
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  • Stop, stop, stop.
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  • Hey, hey, give me your hands.
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  • Come here.
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  • Turn over right now, turn over. Give me your hands.
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  • Stop fighting, stop.
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  • Give me your hands right now, stop fighting.
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  • Ty: Let me go.
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  • Officer Williams: Stop fighting.
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  • Officer Williams: --Six, I got one in custody.
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  • You hit me, man. Come on, let's go, let's go.
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  • If you tell me your name Red Hoodie, we can call your mom,
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  • call her to come pick you up at the station.
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  • You got lucky picking that house, man.
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  • Somebody could have been home,
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  • could have ended a lot different.
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  • Ty: Nobody was gonna be home.
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  • My mom, she won't, can't come get me.
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  • Officer Williams: So what, you live with grandma?
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  • Your auntie?
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  • Maybe foster?
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  • Is that how you knew that house?
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  • Did you used to live there?
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  • Ty: Stayed there until he hit my sister,
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  • so I hit him, put him on his back.
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  • Officer Williams: So, that stuff in the backpack?
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  • Ty: My stuff.
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  • Officer Williams: And the pillowcase?
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  • Ty: Restitution.
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  • Officer Williams: Restitution, that's a big word, Red.
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  • Where'd you learn words like that?
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  • Where'd you learn to swing like that,
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  • juvie or at home?
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  • Ty: Foster home, foster.
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  • Officer Williams: Man, I know what it's like to get angry.
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  • I deal with jerks all day twice your size.
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  • Feels good to put somebody on their back every once
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  • in a while.
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  • Jail ain't no joke, Red.
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  • male: Look's like the judge went easy on you, kid.
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  • Ty: Man, my fosters ain't coming, who is?
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  • male: Brand-new friend.
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  • Officer Williams: You can stay here if you want to,
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  • but I already told the judge I was your ride so.
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  • Gotta make a stop first.
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  • Dino: Oh, sorry, fellas, you're gonna have to use
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  • the front door.
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  • Officer Williams: It's all right, I know the owner.
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  • Dino: Well, excuse me.
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  • I didn't realize I was talking to one of the boys in blue.
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  • Whoa, looks like somebody caught the champ with a left hook.
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  • Officer Williams: That'd be Red here.
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  • Dino: Dino Hall.
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  • Ty Parker: Ty Parker.
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  • Dino: So, what's up, champ?
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  • Officer Williams: Ty's here to help,
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  • a little restitution I arranged for him.
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  • Dino: Come on. Come on.
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  • Lock the door, will ya, champ?
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  • Officer Williams: Yeah.
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  • Choco: Before we see the decision the Ty makes,
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  • I want to tell you about another guy who found himself
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  • in no man's land.
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  • But we need to go back a bit farther.
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  • The first followers of Jesus experienced great persecution.
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  • The first martyr was a man named Stephen who was stoned to death
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  • because he preached about Jesus.
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  • When the men picked up the rocks to carry out Stephen's
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  • punishment, they took off their cloaks and put them
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  • at the feet of one of their fiercest leaders,
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  • a man named Saul of Tarsus.
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  • Saul became almost obsessive persecutor of Christians but
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  • when he set out for the town of Damascus in search
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  • of more Christians to arrest, his trip was interrupted
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  • when Jesus appeared to him in a blinding light.
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  • He was stopped in his tracks, and the encounter changed
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  • his life.
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  • He began the trip as a persecutor of Christians,
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  • and ended up being a dedicated follower of Christ.
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  • That change put Saul in a sticky predicament.
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  • His former allies now conspired to kill him
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  • for preaching about Jesus, and the Christians
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  • didn't believe his conversion was genuine.
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  • It was shaping up to be a real rumble.
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  • So, when he went back to Jerusalem,
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  • a man without a country, without friends, or a home,
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  • that's when Barnabas stepped into the gap for Saul.
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  • Barnabas believed what God saw.
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  • He saw Saul's unlimited potential.
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  • He knew who he could become.
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  • He immediately vouched for him to the leaders of the church
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  • and because Barnabas had street cred,
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  • the whole Christian community took him at his word
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  • and accepted Saul as one of their own.
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  • Let me ask you, are you a Barnabas for someone?
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  • Do you have a Saul in your life?
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  • In our story, the young man, Ty, is in a sticky predicament.
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  • He doesn't have a place of his own,
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  • a place where he truly belongs.
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  • The world has told him that he's hard to love,
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  • and he's decided that the world is right.
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  • You see, Ty is living in poverty,
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  • and not just the economic kind, he has a poverty
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  • of feeling unwanted, unloved, and uncared for.
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  • And in many ways, this is the greatest poverty there is but
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  • Officer Williams is willing to see past that and stand
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  • in the gap to help Ty change the direction of his life.
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  • Like Barnabas, Williams sees the treasure buried in Ty's heart
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  • and a treasure he hopes he can help Ty uncover.
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  • Officer Williams: That's good, right.
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  • Keep that weight on your pivot foot.
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  • All right, hit the showers.
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  • Good job today.
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  • Ty: So, you a champ or a trainer or something?
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  • Officer Williams: No man, I'm a cop,
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  • the one you hit this morning.
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  • You got quite a left hook, but you also got quite a situation.
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  • What you did this morning is not excusable.
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  • We'll figure how to handle that if you promise to help
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  • the old man out and clean up at 4 a.m.
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  • Ty: Man, 4 a.m?
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  • Officer Williams: You were up robbing somebody at 3.
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  • Look, you don't live very far.
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  • I got you a bike.
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  • Get her early, help the old man out, every day.
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  • Ty: Can I work out after?
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  • Officer Williams: Maybe, after school.
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  • Ty: You gonna train me?
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  • Officer Williams: Start with those glove first,
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  • then we'll see about the other ones.
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  • Dino: Yeah, that's a four, come on.
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  • There you go. There you go.
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  • There you go.
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  • You're swinging at air, kid.
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  • Whatever you send out comes back to you twice as fast.
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  • Your jab is your attitude.
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  • Jab, pull back. Jab, pull back.
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  • Your jab is your attitude.
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  • Hand it out.
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  • Officer Williams: Where's your gloves?
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  • Not those gloves, your gloves, the other gloves?
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  • Ty: Are you for real?
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  • Officer Williams: Come on, yeah.
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  • There we go.
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  • Good, good.
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  • Get them hands up, Red, good.
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  • Keep your hands up, Red, I'm warning you.
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  • Ty: What's up with that?
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  • Officer Williams: I told you to keep your hands up.
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  • Come on, man, let's go again.
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  • Keep them up.
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  • Good. Good.
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  • Red, keep your hands up.
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  • I'm warning you.
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  • Ty: This is bump, man. You're crazy.
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  • Why you hit me like that? I'm done.
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  • Officer Williams: All right, go put the other gloves back on.
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  • I thought you were ready for the real ones.
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  • Ty: I am ready.
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  • Officer Williams: Go back to mopping, man.
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  • You're a quitter.
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  • Ty: I'm not a quitter.
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  • Officer Williams: You're not?
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  • You just quit when it started to hurt.
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  • You quit in my car when you were okay with going to jail.
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  • Ty: Man, you don't know me.
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  • Officer Williams: You're right, I don't know you,
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  • but I know you got something in you,
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  • something you don't even see you.
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  • Ty: Ain't nobody got a hook like me.
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  • Officer Williams: He's got a hook, ladies and gentlemen.
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  • So what?
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  • You gotta keep your hands up.
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  • Man, you've been swinging your whole life.
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  • If you don't figure out how to slip anything,
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  • you're always gonna get hit.
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  • Your mom is in jail, your dad is in jail,
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  • and you're in foster.
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  • The world is throwing hard punches at you,
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  • but you gotta learn to take it or slip it.
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  • You can't just let it hit you.
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  • And if it does, you can't quit.
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  • Ty: I'm ready, man. Can we try again?
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  • Officer Williams: Okay.
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  • Keep your hands up, man, all right?
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  • Hook, good, jab, slip, come on.
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  • Keep your hands up good. All right?
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  • female announcer: Courage, confidence, boldness.
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  • Today God's people need these qualities more than ever.
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  • That's why TBN believes the, "In The Gap" series
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  • by Pastor Choco De Jesus is so timely and important.
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  • Choco: Explore with me the Bible's greatest heroes
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  • and how your life can make an impact for generations to come.
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  • announcer: Right now and thanks for your gift of $65 or
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  • Choco: In our story, Ty is working hard in here,
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  • but so is Officer Williams.
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  • You can be a mentor without giving of yourself without
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  • making sacrifices along the way.
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  • That's part of mentorship, and that's why Barnabas
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  • was so good at it.
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  • In the Bible, Barnabas had been sent to a town called Antioch
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  • where he would work among the Christians there.
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  • He made an impact encouraging them and drawing
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  • even more people to Christ.
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  • We might say today that he had a thriving ministry
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  • there in Antioch, but in the midst of all that success,
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  • he heard Saul was living in the nearby Tarsus
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  • and probably had been for some time.
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  • So Barnabas, he took a trip while they were in Tarsus.
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  • Barnabas located Saul and brought him back to Antioch.
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  • Barnabas knew that Saul needed an encouragement,
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  • but he also knew that being an encourager
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  • often involves sacrifice.
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  • He didn't wait for Saul to come to him,
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  • he left the comfort of a growing ministry to find one person,
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  • y'all, one person, one man who would eventually take the gospel
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  • to the farthest reaches of civilization.
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  • This level of sacrifice doesn't happen
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  • without amazing generosity, which interestingly enough,
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  • it's something that was built right into
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  • Barnabas's name--well, his nickname, I mean.
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  • You see, Barnabas was born with the name Joseph,
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  • but because his impact on others was so positive,
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  • he earned the nickname.
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  • The word "Bar" means son of, "Nabas" means encouragement.
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  • So, Barnabas was literally a son of encouragement.
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  • Imagine what it must have meant to Saul to have that guy
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  • take him under his wing?
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  • It must be kind of like how Ty feels with Officer Williams
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  • taken him under his wings.
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  • Barnabas had an extra ordinary gift.
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  • His gift was to recognize the gifts within others,
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  • and then to demonstrate God's amazing love,
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  • forgiveness, and acceptance to them, believing that
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  • it would transform those people so they can, like Saul,
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  • can reach out and accept those who had formerly been enemies.
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  • We can all make decisions like that,
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  • decisions like the one Barnabas and Officer Williams are making
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  • to look at someone first, then act on their behalf to stand
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  • in the gap for them.
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  • I know I have people in my life like that,
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  • people who are worth the sacrifice,
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  • people who just need a little injection of courage,
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  • people that I can encourage.
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  • Barnabas stood in the gap and fought for Saul.
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  • Officer Williams stood in the gap and fighting for Ty.
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  • Is there anyone in your world that you need to fight for?
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  • Who's that person?
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  • What kind of transformation can you help bring about
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  • in their life?
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  • In our story, it feels like Ty's going through a transformation
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  • right now and thanks to the encouragement
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  • of Officer Williams.
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  • But let's see what happens when the stakes get a little high.
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  • male: He's scared, man.
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  • Nobody can handle this.
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  • Dino: What you want to do, champ?
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  • Officer Williams: He wasn't ready anyway.
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  • male: He's scared. Nobody wants this.
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  • He is--a bunch of bums, old bums.
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  • Dino: Control your fighter, Ozzy.
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  • It makes me look bad when my own fighter doesn't show up
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  • to my own gym.
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  • male: Nobody wants this.
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  • Any of you said he's got what it takes?
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  • Officer Williams: Ozzy, ten minutes.
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  • Hey, Red, come here.
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  • Dino: I know he's got a hook, but is he ready?
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  • Officer Williams: He's ready, just watch.
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  • Ty: He's big, man.
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  • Officer Williams: What's ever scared you?
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  • I heard you even hit a cop once.
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  • This is how you start your career.
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  • This is a real fight.
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  • It's time to show them that things can change after this.
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  • You've got some special, something special
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  • worth fighting for.
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  • Tell him, tell the world that you're somebody.
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  • You've been working, man, putting in real work
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  • on your own.
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  • It's guy's a punk, a little bigger than you,
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  • but he don't know what it's like to fight, you do.
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  • male: What are we waiting for?
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  • Officer Williams: Put him on his back,
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  • and keep your hands up.
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  • male: You ready, Pretty Smalls?
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  • You can't handle this.
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  • Officer Williams: Pivot, Red, pivot.
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  • Get them hands up.
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  • Keep those hands up.
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  • Dino: Give him attitude.
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  • Officer Williams: Come on, Red, come on.
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  • Hook him, hook him.
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  • Keep those hands up, hands up, Red.
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  • all: All right!
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  • Ty: I did it, I did it.
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  • I slipped him and I put him on his back.
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  • Officer Williams: You did, man, nice.
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  • You slipped Ricardo good. Nice.
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  • Ty: Thanks.
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  • Officer Williams: Thank me when you're the champ, all right?
  • 00:22:44.240 --> 00:22:46.190
  • Ty: All right.
  • 00:22:46.200 --> 00:22:47.290
  • Officer Williams: Let's go.
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  • Choco: Now that was a transformation that came
  • 00:22:51.190 --> 00:22:54.030
  • through a tenacious encouragement.
  • 00:22:54.040 --> 00:22:57.190
  • Ty did a lot of work on his own to be sure,
  • 00:22:57.200 --> 00:23:00.180
  • but Officer Williams had a key role to play.
  • 00:23:00.190 --> 00:23:04.120
  • Without him, Ty would definitely be in a much different place.
  • 00:23:04.130 --> 00:23:09.050
  • It is a good thing that Officer Williams showed him
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  • unconditional love.
  • 00:23:12.150 --> 00:23:14.140
  • In the Bible, Barnabas's love for Saul was unconditional too.
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  • We know this because when the roles shifted and Saul,
  • 00:23:19.040 --> 00:23:23.030
  • now named Paul, became the leader,
  • 00:23:23.040 --> 00:23:26.000
  • Barnabas wasn't jealous or petty.
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  • He gladly yield the platform to Paul.
  • 00:23:29.020 --> 00:23:32.150
  • When others doubted Paul had become a believer,
  • 00:23:32.160 --> 00:23:35.170
  • Barnabas did not.
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  • He saw Paul's potential.
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  • Barnabas was able to love Paul this way because Barnabas
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  • was incredibly secure in God's own love for him.
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  • He could love because he was loved.
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  • This kind of love is more than a feeling.
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  • This kind of love continues to believe in potential.
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  • It looks past negativity and sees the good
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  • that's lying there.
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  • It's that kind of love that brings about transformation.
  • 00:24:04.030 --> 00:24:08.260
  • Barnabas stood in the gap for Paul when no one believed
  • 00:24:08.270 --> 00:24:12.140
  • in him, and no one wanted him.
  • 00:24:12.150 --> 00:24:15.220
  • There are people around you today in the same condition.
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  • Be like Barnabas, dig deep to experience the love,
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  • forgiveness, and acceptance of Christ.
  • 00:24:24.010 --> 00:24:27.180
  • The question is, are you looking at those around you?
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  • Are you looking at their negative traits,
  • 00:24:31.160 --> 00:24:34.180
  • the way they disagree with you, the way they ignore you
  • 00:24:34.190 --> 00:24:39.050
  • and get on your nerves, or are you being a Barnabas
  • 00:24:39.060 --> 00:24:42.260
  • and looking at their potential?
  • 00:24:42.270 --> 00:24:45.110
  • Are you making sure that every interaction with them focuses
  • 00:24:45.120 --> 00:24:49.140
  • on the positive, on the ways God brings grace-filled
  • 00:24:49.150 --> 00:24:53.160
  • transformation into their lives?
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  • Hey, congratulations.
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  • Maybe it's time to take some action and maybe it's time
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  • to love someone tenaciously.
  • 00:25:06.150 --> 00:25:09.020
  • They'll never be the same, and neither will you.
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  • You will see what happens when God's people stand strong.
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  • Join me in this prayer.
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  • Say this, "Lord God, move today into the gap of pain,
  • 00:25:19.010 --> 00:25:24.230
  • the gap of sorrow, the gap of brokenness,
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  • use a believer who's filled with your love and mercy to walk
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  • into that gap and believe for the miracle you want to do.
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  • Your will is to restore us, and we trust you to do that work
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  • in us and through us starting right now."
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  • And we will witness what happens when God's people stand strong.
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  • female announcer: Courage, confidence, boldness.
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  • Today God's people need these qualities more than ever.
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  • That's why TBN believes the, "In The Gap" series
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  • by Pastor Choco De Jesus is so timely and important.
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  • Choco: Explore with me the Bible's greatest heroes
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  • and how your life can make an impact for generations to come.
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