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August 17, 2017
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Soul Care: Resting to the Beat of Life

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  • - Pastor Brian Houston: Hi,
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  • there.
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  • We're Brian and Bobbie Houston
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  • and we're the senior pastors
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  • of Hillsong Church.
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  • As a matter of fact,
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  • we have been for 33 years now.
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  • And today, we're blessed 'cause
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  • our church is around the globe
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  • in many wonderful, great cities.
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  • To build the church with other
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  • people is a huge blessing
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  • and I'm so proud of
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  • all our lead pastors.
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  • The way they preach and teach
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  • and lead is so exciting.
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  • Most of them are a little
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  • younger than Bobbie and I,
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  • which is great, but they have
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  • so much power and potential.
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  • So right now, you're gonna hear
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  • from one of our lead pastors
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  • or someone else in our team
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  • speaking from Hillsong Church
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  • and I believe this message
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  • can bless you, can build you,
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  • can strengthen you.
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  • So tune in,
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  • don't get distracted.
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  • God wants to do something
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  • - Pastor Terry Crist: Hello,
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  • and welcome to Hillsong Church
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  • Phoenix.
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  • We meet all across the Phoenix
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  • valley from the beautiful
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  • suburbs to the working class
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  • neighborhoods to the downtown
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  • urban core.
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  • We love this city, from its
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  • rugged beauty to its youthful
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  • energy to its multicultural
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  • diversity; all of those things
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  • are a picture of what makes
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  • this community so great.
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  • But most of all, we love
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  • the people who live here.
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  • And our heart is to see their
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  • lives transformed with
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  • the love and grace of Jesus.
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  • I'm Terry Crist and, along with
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  • my wife, Judith,
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  • we're the lead pastors of
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  • Hillsong Church Phoenix.
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  • I'm so glad that you've taken
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  • time to join us on
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  • the Hillsong Channel for one
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  • of our weekend worship services.
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  • I'm so excited about this
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  • message and I really believe
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  • it holds the potential
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  • - Terry: God calls us to
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  • throw our energies into life
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  • with complete abandonment.
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  • He wants us to love hard,
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  • he wants us to play hard,
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  • he wants us to live hard,
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  • he wants us to work hard.
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  • And when it comes time to rest,
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  • he wants us to disconnect from
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  • everything else that we've done
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  • with all of our might as unto
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  • the Lord and he wants us to
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  • establish that time to renew
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  • and recharge our soul
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  • - Terry: Would you give a great
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  • big welcome this morning
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  • to everybody joining us on
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  • the Hillsong Channel, wherever
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  • they're watching in the world.
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  • Welcome to Phoenix.
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  • Welcome to Hillsong Church.
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  • It's good to have you
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  • with us today.
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  • If you have your Bibles, take
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  • them this morning and turn
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  • with me to the Gospel of
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  • Matthew chapter 11.
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  • We are continuing on with this
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  • series of messages on soul care.
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  • And this week,
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  • I wanna speak about
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  • "Resting to the Beat of Life."
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  • "Resting to the Beat of Life."
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  • If you have your Bibles,
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  • I'm going to draw from the words
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  • of Jesus in the Gospel of
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  • Matthew chapter 11, and you
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  • can follow along with me.
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  • Hopefully, you're prepared to
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  • take a few notes this morning,
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  • to jot down a few key thoughts
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  • so that you can reflect back
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  • upon it over the course
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  • of the week.
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  • The amazing thing about God's
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  • Word is that it is alive.
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  • It is living.
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  • The remarkable thing in teaching
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  • God's Word is oftentimes
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  • I will teach what I prepared
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  • and sometimes extemporaneously
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  • in the spirit of the moment, God
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  • speaks and I share things that
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  • I hadn't prepared and yet, even
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  • more remarkable than that, is
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  • that we can all leave and take
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  • with us exactly what we need.
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  • I can't tell you how many times
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  • over the years I've had people
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  • come up to me and say something
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  • like, "Hey, Pastor Terry, thank
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  • you so much for sharing," and
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  • then they'll state back to me
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  • what I shared but the problem is
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  • I didn't say anything at all
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  • like that on Sunday morning.
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  • And that can go horribly wrong.
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  • I've had that happen too.
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  • I've had people say, "You know
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  • when you said, 'So and so and--'
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  • or 'such and such,'" and I've
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  • thought, "I hope I didn't
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  • because that's quite heretical,"
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  • but on the other hand it's
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  • beautiful when they say, "Do you
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  • remember when you said this.
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  • It changed my life."
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  • And I'll think,
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  • "I didn't actually say that,"
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  • but the beauty of God's Word
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  • being alive and the beauty
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  • of being in an environment where
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  • the Holy Spirit is free to speak
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  • to each and every one of us, is
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  • that something that is said can
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  • then be translated, applied, and
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  • connected to your heart, and it
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  • can be exactly what you have
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  • need of, in spite of what it is
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  • that I may be saying.
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  • And so my prayer this morning is
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  • in the midst of my prepared
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  • remarks, in the midst of my
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  • openness to hear the Holy Spirit
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  • and to share with you moment by
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  • moment as I teach, above all of
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  • that, I pray that the winds of
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  • the Spirit will blow life to you
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  • and breath to you and hope to
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  • you and guidance to you, and
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  • that you can hear God clearly
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  • for yourself in the midst of
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  • this teaching.
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  • Matthew chapter 11 and verse 28,
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  • I wanna continue on with
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  • the series.
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  • These are the words of Jesus:
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  • "Come to me, all who labor and
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  • are heavy laden," burdened down,
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  • if you will, "and I will give
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  • you rest.
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  • Take my yoke," my ways, my
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  • manner of teaching, my life, my
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  • purpose, "take it upon you, and
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  • learn from me, for I am gentle
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  • and lowly in heart, and you will
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  • find rest for your souls.
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  • For my yoke," my burden, my way,
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  • my manner of living, "is easy,
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  • and my burden is light."
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  • I wanna draw your attention
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  • back to verse 29
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  • where Jesus said that
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  • "if you take my manner of living
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  • upon you, if you follow me, if
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  • you embrace what I say to you,
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  • then you will find rest
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  • for your soul."
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  • Shortly after Judith and
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  • I were married, about 34 years
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  • ago, we began what was known
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  • at that time as an evangelistic
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  • ministry.
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  • In fact, at that point in church
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  • life, there were really only
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  • two basic ways to emerge
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  • in the ministry.
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  • One was through youth ministry
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  • and I tried that for a brief
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  • period of time, but the fact
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  • is I love young people but,
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  • especially when I was 18 and
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  • 19 and 20, I found it really
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  • difficult to connect with them.
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  • In fact, it seems the older
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  • I get, the better I am at
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  • connecting with young people but
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  • at that point in time, I felt
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  • far more comfortable preaching
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  • to people in their 60s and 70s
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  • and 80s than I did in preaching
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  • to people who were 18
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  • and 19 and 20.
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  • And so in the absence of really
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  • feeling a connectedness to youth
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  • ministry, the only real pathway
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  • for me to emerge into ministry
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  • was into what was called
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  • at the time,
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  • an evangelistic ministry.
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  • And that simply meant that you
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  • prayed really hard and hoped
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  • even harder that pastors around
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  • the country would ask you to
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  • come and to speak one night in
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  • their church in what was called
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  • a revival service.
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  • And so Judith and I did that.
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  • And the amazing thing about
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  • it was because at that point
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  • in time our relationships were
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  • spread out across the country,
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  • we would find ourselves
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  • preaching in different nights
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  • with a lot of dry time
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  • in between.
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  • I remember one period of time
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  • where we spoke one night in
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  • Nebraska, 3 days later in Iowa,
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  • and 3 days later in Missouri.
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  • And so we were living
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  • our lives on the road.
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  • And because that those stretches
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  • of interstate are monotonous and
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  • boring, we invented car games
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  • just to keep ourselves amused.
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  • Anybody a fan of
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  • road trips and car games?
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  • Anybody grow up that way?
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  • Absolutely.
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  • License plate games,
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  • slug bug games.
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  • Well, our game happened to be
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  • a version of "Name that Tune"
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  • by drumming out beats on
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  • the dashboard.
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  • And really, it's more of an art
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  • form than a science because
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  • there are no rules to the game
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  • and you might actually use the
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  • number of beats in the song or
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  • you might actually invent your
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  • own rhythm and beat out every
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  • single word in the song but
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  • the real goal was to have fun
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  • and ultimately to try to guess
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  • one another's songs and so we
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  • spent a lot of time doing that.
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  • In fact, when our kids were
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  • young, we tried the same thing
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  • with them on road trips and, if
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  • you've never done it, let me
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  • just draw you into our weird
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  • family culture for a moment.
  • 00:08:34.290 --> 00:08:36.190
  • I wanna beat out a rhythm on the
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  • pulpit and then you tell me what
  • 00:08:38.140 --> 00:08:40.090
  • song it is.
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  • And I'm gonna start really
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  • Anybody know?
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  • "Happy Birthday," you guys are
  • 00:08:51.160 --> 00:08:52.110
  • on fire this morning.
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  • "Happy Birthday,"
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  • "Happy Birthday."
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  • For all the rhythm-impaired
  • 00:08:56.060 --> 00:08:57.020
  • people here in the room today,
  • 00:08:57.020 --> 00:08:58.160
  • that was a masterful rendition
  • 00:08:58.160 --> 00:09:00.240
  • of me drumming out
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  • "Happy Birthday" on the pulpit.
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  • Nobody from the early service.
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  • You can't--you're cheating
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  • if you call this out.
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  • This is only for people
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  • who are in this service.
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  • That's "Sorry" by Justin Bieber.
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  • Isn't it obvious?
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  • I'm kind of sorry that I chose
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  • that song to drum out here this
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  • morning, but beating to
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  • the rhythm.
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  • C'mon, in fact, why don't you
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  • try it with me?
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  • You can drum it out on your lap.
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  • You can drum it out on the
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  • seatback in front of you or if
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  • your neighbor's head looks
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  • hollow, why don't you just feel
  • 00:09:56.270 --> 00:09:58.100
  • free to reach over and let's do
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  • Nah, but--but--but--that's
  • 00:10:06.040 --> 00:10:08.110
  • a completely different song.
  • 00:10:08.110 --> 00:10:09.100
  • I don't know what--we're gonna
  • 00:10:09.100 --> 00:10:11.090
  • try it one more time.
  • 00:10:11.090 --> 00:10:12.090
  • There are six beats in a row.
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  • Do you know what that is?
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  • That is the rhythm of life.
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  • That's the rhythm of life.
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  • That's right.
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  • Right here in the beginning, God
  • 00:10:34.020 --> 00:10:35.090
  • created the rhythm of life to go
  • 00:10:35.090 --> 00:10:37.060
  • something like this, one, two,
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  • three, four, five, six, rest
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  • - Terry: Because oftentimes
  • 00:10:50.190 --> 00:10:51.080
  • when we think about the word
  • 00:10:51.080 --> 00:10:52.220
  • "holy" we tend to equate it with
  • 00:10:52.250 --> 00:10:55.250
  • righteousness and we tend to
  • 00:10:55.250 --> 00:10:57.150
  • equate it with good behavior.
  • 00:10:57.150 --> 00:11:00.070
  • So when we talk about something
  • 00:11:00.070 --> 00:11:01.200
  • being holy or something being
  • 00:11:01.200 --> 00:11:03.190
  • sanctified then we tend to view
  • 00:11:03.190 --> 00:11:05.150
  • it through a certain lens when,
  • 00:11:05.150 --> 00:11:07.170
  • in reality, the idea of holiness
  • 00:11:07.170 --> 00:11:10.030
  • [m
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  • [mus
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  • [music
  • 00:11:12.180 --> 00:11:12.190
  • [music]
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  • - Terry: Now, I'm not a rhythm
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  • expert but I can tell you
  • 00:11:19.060 --> 00:11:21.020
  • according to the Bible what that
  • 00:11:21.020 --> 00:11:22.230
  • resting beat is.
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  • It's called the Sabbath.
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  • And that's really what I wanna
  • 00:11:26.280 --> 00:11:27.250
  • talk about here this morning.
  • 00:11:27.250 --> 00:11:29.010
  • I wanna talk to you for a few
  • 00:11:29.010 --> 00:11:30.050
  • minutes about the Sabbath and
  • 00:11:30.050 --> 00:11:32.050
  • how it relates to soul care.
  • 00:11:32.050 --> 00:11:35.000
  • And the idea is not to put you
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  • in bondage.
  • 00:11:36.140 --> 00:11:37.110
  • The idea is not to load you down
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  • with rules and regulations.
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  • The idea is not to take you back
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  • to a certain kind of religious
  • 00:11:43.140 --> 00:11:46.050
  • teaching that perhaps you were
  • 00:11:46.050 --> 00:11:48.000
  • raised on concerning the Sabbath
  • 00:11:48.000 --> 00:11:50.030
  • but the idea this morning is to
  • 00:11:50.030 --> 00:11:51.290
  • show you that God's way is still
  • 00:11:51.290 --> 00:11:54.190
  • the best way.
  • 00:11:54.190 --> 00:11:55.280
  • And even in the modern age, when
  • 00:11:55.280 --> 00:11:58.000
  • we discover the principle of the
  • 00:11:58.000 --> 00:11:59.150
  • Sabbath and the power of the
  • 00:11:59.150 --> 00:12:01.030
  • Sabbath and how to apply the
  • 00:12:01.030 --> 00:12:03.180
  • Sabbath in context to our lives
  • 00:12:03.180 --> 00:12:06.120
  • today, we can find a place of
  • 00:12:06.120 --> 00:12:09.060
  • rest for our souls.
  • 00:12:09.060 --> 00:12:11.090
  • In the beginning, God designed
  • 00:12:11.090 --> 00:12:13.170
  • the Sabbath to be a resting
  • 00:12:13.170 --> 00:12:16.010
  • place for humanity.
  • 00:12:16.010 --> 00:12:17.280
  • And the word "Sabbath" simply is
  • 00:12:17.280 --> 00:12:20.050
  • one of those odd churchy words
  • 00:12:20.050 --> 00:12:22.070
  • that means a day set aside for
  • 00:12:23.010 --> 00:12:26.010
  • rest.
  • 00:12:26.010 --> 00:12:27.010
  • A day set aside for rest.
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  • In today's vocabulary, you might
  • 00:12:28.190 --> 00:12:30.270
  • call it establishing a margin,
  • 00:12:31.210 --> 00:12:34.210
  • margins.
  • 00:12:34.210 --> 00:12:36.020
  • That idea was first expressed
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  • after God created the heavens
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  • and the earth, and he defines it
  • 00:12:39.110 --> 00:12:41.170
  • in Genesis chapter 3 but I wanna
  • 00:12:41.170 --> 00:12:43.170
  • draw the thought from Exodus
  • 00:12:43.170 --> 00:12:45.170
  • chapter 20 where God says the
  • 00:12:45.170 --> 00:12:47.220
  • very same thing as he does in
  • 00:12:47.220 --> 00:12:49.150
  • Genesis 3 but he says it much
  • 00:12:49.150 --> 00:12:51.240
  • more succinctly there.
  • 00:12:51.240 --> 00:12:54.040
  • Exodus 20 and verse 11, the
  • 00:12:54.040 --> 00:12:56.070
  • Bible says this: "For in 6 days
  • 00:12:56.070 --> 00:12:58.260
  • the Lord made heaven and earth,
  • 00:12:58.260 --> 00:13:01.140
  • the sea, and all that is in
  • 00:13:01.140 --> 00:13:02.280
  • them, and rested on the 7th day.
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  • Therefore the Lord blessed the
  • 00:13:05.250 --> 00:13:07.110
  • Sabbath day and made it holy."
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  • God blessed the 7th day which is
  • 00:13:11.200 --> 00:13:14.170
  • the Sabbath and he made it holy.
  • 00:13:14.170 --> 00:13:17.090
  • Now, that way of putting it
  • 00:13:17.090 --> 00:13:19.260
  • opens the door to a little bit
  • 00:13:19.260 --> 00:13:21.230
  • of misunderstanding because
  • 00:13:21.230 --> 00:13:23.140
  • oftentimes when we think about
  • 00:13:23.140 --> 00:13:25.090
  • the word "holy," we tend to
  • 00:13:25.090 --> 00:13:27.120
  • equate it with righteousness and
  • 00:13:27.120 --> 00:13:29.250
  • we tend to equate it with good
  • 00:13:29.250 --> 00:13:31.290
  • behavior.
  • 00:13:31.290 --> 00:13:33.010
  • So when we talk about something
  • 00:13:33.010 --> 00:13:34.140
  • being holy or something being
  • 00:13:34.140 --> 00:13:36.070
  • sanctified, then we tend to view
  • 00:13:36.070 --> 00:13:38.090
  • it through a certain lens when,
  • 00:13:38.090 --> 00:13:40.110
  • in reality, the idea of holiness
  • 00:13:40.110 --> 00:13:42.290
  • simply means being set apart.
  • 00:13:42.290 --> 00:13:45.270
  • It is sanctified.
  • 00:13:45.270 --> 00:13:47.240
  • It is made right for one reason.
  • 00:13:48.140 --> 00:13:51.140
  • Because God set it apart.
  • 00:13:52.010 --> 00:13:55.010
  • It isn't that we have to do
  • 00:13:55.010 --> 00:13:56.120
  • something within the context of
  • 00:13:56.120 --> 00:13:58.040
  • what is set apart in order to
  • 00:13:58.040 --> 00:13:59.290
  • gain righteousness or
  • 00:13:59.290 --> 00:14:01.200
  • sanctification.
  • 00:14:01.200 --> 00:14:02.250
  • It is simply the act of God
  • 00:14:02.250 --> 00:14:04.140
  • saying because this has value
  • 00:14:04.140 --> 00:14:06.210
  • and because I want this to bless
  • 00:14:06.210 --> 00:14:08.240
  • you and to benefit all of
  • 00:14:08.240 --> 00:14:10.060
  • humanity, I'm going to set it
  • 00:14:10.060 --> 00:14:12.000
  • apart.
  • 00:14:12.000 --> 00:14:12.200
  • It is the act of God setting
  • 00:14:12.200 --> 00:14:14.050
  • something apart that makes that
  • 00:14:14.050 --> 00:14:16.050
  • thing holy.
  • 00:14:16.050 --> 00:14:18.080
  • So God sets aside one day.
  • 00:14:18.110 --> 00:14:21.110
  • He calls it the Sabbath and, as
  • 00:14:21.260 --> 00:14:24.260
  • it is set apart, it is now made
  • 00:14:24.260 --> 00:14:27.180
  • holy, which brings me to a
  • 00:14:27.180 --> 00:14:29.200
  • really important idea.
  • 00:14:29.200 --> 00:14:31.040
  • It is not the particular day of
  • 00:14:31.040 --> 00:14:33.030
  • the week that is holy, as much
  • 00:14:33.030 --> 00:14:35.140
  • as it is the importance of
  • 00:14:35.140 --> 00:14:37.070
  • trusting God one day of the week
  • 00:14:37.070 --> 00:14:39.240
  • for rest, refreshing, relaxing,
  • 00:14:39.270 --> 00:14:42.270
  • renewing your soul through
  • 00:14:42.270 --> 00:14:45.040
  • worship.
  • 00:14:45.040 --> 00:14:46.240
  • In other words, this isn't about
  • 00:14:46.240 --> 00:14:48.080
  • Saturday or Sunday.
  • 00:14:48.080 --> 00:14:50.100
  • It is about one day set aside
  • 00:14:51.040 --> 00:14:54.040
  • for the sake of experiencing
  • 00:14:54.060 --> 00:14:57.060
  • soul renewal.
  • 00:14:57.060 --> 00:14:59.000
  • God creates the rhythm of life
  • 00:14:59.000 --> 00:15:01.100
  • around this idea of a Sabbath.
  • 00:15:01.110 --> 00:15:04.110
  • It's the principle of the
  • 00:15:04.110 --> 00:15:05.170
  • Sabbath in creation.
  • 00:15:05.170 --> 00:15:06.270
  • God creates on day 1, calls it
  • 00:15:06.280 --> 00:15:09.280
  • good and moves to day 2.
  • 00:15:09.280 --> 00:15:11.160
  • And, by the way, every day of
  • 00:15:11.160 --> 00:15:13.000
  • creation, God is working hard.
  • 00:15:13.160 --> 00:15:16.160
  • He's putting his best on
  • 00:15:16.160 --> 00:15:17.270
  • display.
  • 00:15:17.270 --> 00:15:19.060
  • He isn't working tentatively.
  • 00:15:19.060 --> 00:15:21.130
  • He isn't working with
  • 00:15:21.130 --> 00:15:22.180
  • reservation.
  • 00:15:22.180 --> 00:15:23.290
  • He isn't offering humanity his
  • 00:15:23.290 --> 00:15:26.140
  • second best.
  • 00:15:26.140 --> 00:15:27.270
  • In every day of creation, God is
  • 00:15:27.270 --> 00:15:30.030
  • giving us the very best of
  • 00:15:30.030 --> 00:15:32.120
  • himself and, at the conclusion
  • 00:15:32.120 --> 00:15:34.120
  • of the day, he calls it good.
  • 00:15:34.120 --> 00:15:36.270
  • When it then comes to the 7th
  • 00:15:36.270 --> 00:15:38.220
  • day, God rests hard.
  • 00:15:39.120 --> 00:15:42.120
  • I think the pattern in that is
  • 00:15:42.120 --> 00:15:44.000
  • clear for all of us.
  • 00:15:44.000 --> 00:15:45.220
  • God calls us to throw our
  • 00:15:45.220 --> 00:15:47.230
  • energies into life with complete
  • 00:15:47.230 --> 00:15:50.160
  • abandonment.
  • 00:15:50.160 --> 00:15:51.140
  • He wants us to love hard, he
  • 00:15:51.140 --> 00:15:53.130
  • wants us to play hard, he wants
  • 00:15:53.130 --> 00:15:55.070
  • us to live hard, he wants us to
  • 00:15:55.070 --> 00:15:57.000
  • work hard and, when it comes
  • 00:15:57.000 --> 00:15:58.250
  • time to rest, he wants us to
  • 00:15:58.250 --> 00:16:00.240
  • disconnect from everything else
  • 00:16:00.240 --> 00:16:02.210
  • that we've done with all of our
  • 00:16:02.210 --> 00:16:04.000
  • might as unto the Lord and he
  • 00:16:04.000 --> 00:16:06.040
  • wants us to establish that time
  • 00:16:06.040 --> 00:16:08.240
  • to renew and recharge our soul
  • 00:16:09.130 --> 00:16:12.130
  • as a sign of trusting him.
  • 00:16:12.170 --> 00:16:15.170
  • The Sabbath was given for the
  • 00:16:15.170 --> 00:16:18.120
  • benefit of humanity.
  • 00:16:18.120 --> 00:16:20.000
  • And God establishes this as a
  • 00:16:20.000 --> 00:16:22.150
  • pattern for all of mankind to
  • 00:16:22.150 --> 00:16:24.120
  • live by.
  • 00:16:24.120 --> 00:16:25.170
  • And for a while, Adam and Eve do
  • 00:16:25.170 --> 00:16:27.030
  • exactly that.
  • 00:16:27.030 --> 00:16:29.000
  • In their role of planet
  • 00:16:29.000 --> 00:16:31.170
  • management, in their passion to
  • 00:16:31.170 --> 00:16:34.170
  • subdue and to maintain and to
  • 00:16:34.170 --> 00:16:37.090
  • cultivate and to grow and to
  • 00:16:37.090 --> 00:16:39.230
  • steward all of creation, they
  • 00:16:39.230 --> 00:16:42.140
  • still find time to disconnect
  • 00:16:42.140 --> 00:16:44.190
  • from all of that and to live
  • 00:16:44.190 --> 00:16:46.230
  • with rest on the 7th day because
  • 00:16:46.230 --> 00:16:49.200
  • that's God's rhythm for life.
  • 00:16:49.200 --> 00:16:52.060
  • They worked and played and
  • 00:16:52.060 --> 00:16:54.010
  • rested and worshiped to the
  • 00:16:54.010 --> 00:16:55.250
  • rhythm that God had established.
  • 00:16:55.250 --> 00:16:58.210
  • But when sin comes into the
  • 00:16:58.210 --> 00:17:00.040
  • world, we find that
  • 00:17:00.040 --> 00:17:02.060
  • rhythm-changing.
  • 00:17:02.060 --> 00:17:04.070
  • We find an interruption there.
  • 00:17:04.070 --> 00:17:06.140
  • But I think the interruption,
  • 00:17:06.140 --> 00:17:07.240
  • instead of being three beats on
  • 00:17:07.240 --> 00:17:09.290
  • and four beats off, for most
  • 00:17:09.290 --> 00:17:12.100
  • people actually becomes an
  • 00:17:12.100 --> 00:17:14.000
  • interruption in which we find
  • 00:17:14.000 --> 00:17:15.280
  • ourselves with seven beats on
  • 00:17:15.280 --> 00:17:18.020
  • and no days off.
  • 00:17:18.020 --> 00:17:20.200
  • No resting points, no margins in
  • 00:17:20.200 --> 00:17:23.090
  • life.
  • 00:17:23.090 --> 00:17:24.000
  • And it seems to be getting worse
  • 00:17:24.000 --> 00:17:25.200
  • in every single generation.
  • 00:17:25.200 --> 00:17:28.160
  • Not only do we not set aside 1
  • 00:17:28.160 --> 00:17:30.240
  • day of the week for rest, but we
  • 00:17:30.240 --> 00:17:32.210
  • even struggle to set aside a few
  • 00:17:32.210 --> 00:17:34.260
  • hours during the course of a
  • 00:17:34.260 --> 00:17:37.000
  • week to check out from the
  • 00:17:37.000 --> 00:17:39.110
  • pressures of life.
  • 00:17:39.110 --> 00:17:41.070
  • In fact, researchers say that
  • 00:17:41.070 --> 00:17:42.230
  • this may well be the most
  • 00:17:42.230 --> 00:17:44.030
  • imbalanced generation to ever
  • 00:17:44.030 --> 00:17:45.240
  • live.
  • 00:17:45.240 --> 00:17:47.000
  • There was a point in time when
  • 00:17:47.000 --> 00:17:48.030
  • the day was for working and the
  • 00:17:48.030 --> 00:17:49.250
  • night was for sleeping.
  • 00:17:49.250 --> 00:17:52.110
  • All of that changed at some
  • 00:17:52.110 --> 00:17:53.130
  • point in history but there was a
  • 00:17:53.130 --> 00:17:55.120
  • point when before the invention
  • 00:17:55.120 --> 00:17:57.050
  • of electricity when people would
  • 00:17:57.050 --> 00:17:59.080
  • go to bed when the sun went
  • 00:17:59.080 --> 00:18:00.130
  • down.
  • 00:18:00.130 --> 00:18:01.230
  • They didn't burn the midnight
  • 00:18:01.230 --> 00:18:03.000
  • oil for long.
  • 00:18:03.000 --> 00:18:03.220
  • It was costly.
  • 00:18:03.220 --> 00:18:05.170
  • Wood was not easy to stack up
  • 00:18:05.170 --> 00:18:07.270
  • and prepare and, when the lights
  • 00:18:07.270 --> 00:18:09.120
  • went out, it was time to rest.
  • 00:18:09.120 --> 00:18:12.090
  • But with the advent of
  • 00:18:12.090 --> 00:18:14.040
  • technology, with the invention
  • 00:18:14.040 --> 00:18:15.220
  • of light, we now find ourselves
  • 00:18:15.220 --> 00:18:18.050
  • not really being able to
  • 00:18:18.050 --> 00:18:19.130
  • distinguish day from night and,
  • 00:18:19.130 --> 00:18:22.010
  • as a result of that, we are
  • 00:18:22.010 --> 00:18:23.160
  • living in this frantic,
  • 00:18:23.160 --> 00:18:25.260
  • frenetic, maddening pace where
  • 00:18:25.260 --> 00:18:28.100
  • we are always on and rarely ever
  • 00:18:28.110 --> 00:18:31.110
  • off.
  • 00:18:31.110 --> 00:18:33.010
  • And we're pushing ourselves
  • 00:18:33.010 --> 00:18:35.090
  • beyond our capacity to
  • 00:18:35.090 --> 00:18:37.190
  • rejuvenate.
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  • I read an article a few years
  • 00:18:39.130 --> 00:18:40.200
  • ago on Huff Post by Linda Stone
  • 00:18:40.200 --> 00:18:42.140
  • who said that we are living in
  • 00:18:42.140 --> 00:18:44.110
  • an artificial state of crisis
  • 00:18:44.110 --> 00:18:45.290
  • continually because we don't
  • 00:18:45.290 --> 00:18:47.270
  • know how to disconnect from
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  • technology, and the result of
  • 00:18:49.180 --> 00:18:51.070
  • our constant stimulation which,
  • 00:18:51.070 --> 00:18:53.080
  • by the way, we think is
  • 00:18:53.080 --> 00:18:54.080
  • multi-tasking.
  • 00:18:54.080 --> 00:18:56.220
  • We think multi-tasking is good
  • 00:18:56.220 --> 00:18:59.010
  • 'cause we bought that a few
  • 00:18:59.010 --> 00:19:00.050
  • years ago.
  • 00:19:00.050 --> 00:19:00.260
  • Somebody said, "If you
  • 00:19:00.260 --> 00:19:01.230
  • multi-task, you'll get more
  • 00:19:01.230 --> 00:19:03.070
  • done," and so we bought into
  • 00:19:03.070 --> 00:19:05.160
  • that.
  • 00:19:05.160 --> 00:19:06.130
  • And we all began doing several
  • 00:19:06.130 --> 00:19:08.060
  • things at the same time but now
  • 00:19:08.060 --> 00:19:10.130
  • there is an awareness rising
  • 00:19:10.130 --> 00:19:12.120
  • that multi-tasking doesn't make
  • 00:19:12.120 --> 00:19:14.100
  • you more productive.
  • 00:19:14.100 --> 00:19:15.110
  • It makes you less productive
  • 00:19:15.110 --> 00:19:18.000
  • because it results in broken
  • 00:19:18.000 --> 00:19:19.160
  • focus.
  • 00:19:19.160 --> 00:19:20.110
  • It results in the dissipation of
  • 00:19:20.110 --> 00:19:22.080
  • energy and it results in you
  • 00:19:22.080 --> 00:19:24.080
  • attempting everything and being
  • 00:19:24.080 --> 00:19:26.030
  • good at nothing.
  • 00:19:26.030 --> 00:19:27.090
  • And so we find ourselves
  • 00:19:27.090 --> 00:19:29.070
  • suffering from this continuous
  • 00:19:29.070 --> 00:19:32.040
  • level of engagement which
  • 00:19:32.040 --> 00:19:34.020
  • results in continuous partial
  • 00:19:34.020 --> 00:19:36.150
  • attention, which means we are
  • 00:19:36.150 --> 00:19:38.070
  • continuously partially present
  • 00:19:38.070 --> 00:19:40.160
  • to everything and yet never
  • 00:19:40.160 --> 00:19:42.160
  • - Terry: But God says,
  • 00:19:46.190 --> 00:19:47.050
  • "I'm giving you this
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  • as my gracious gift."
  • 00:19:47.250 --> 00:19:49.170
  • And if all of humanity
  • 00:19:49.170 --> 00:19:51.020
  • will live, treasuring and
  • 00:19:51.020 --> 00:19:53.070
  • stewarding this gift, then all
  • 00:19:53.070 --> 00:19:55.020
  • of humanity can find this rhythm
  • 00:19:55.020 --> 00:19:57.100
  • that leads to a flow of life and
  • 00:19:57.100 --> 00:19:59.240
  • health and productivity without
  • 00:19:59.240 --> 00:20:02.140
  • you being stripped of your
  • 00:20:02.140 --> 00:20:04.270
  • [m
  • 00:20:07.130 --> 00:20:07.140
  • [mus
  • 00:20:07.140 --> 00:20:07.150
  • [music
  • 00:20:07.150 --> 00:20:07.160
  • [music]
  • 00:20:07.160 --> 00:20:09.240
  • - Terry: Instead of working
  • 00:20:09.120 --> 00:20:12.120
  • hard and playing hard
  • 00:20:12.120 --> 00:20:14.180
  • and resting hard,
  • 00:20:14.180 --> 00:20:16.040
  • we're never off today.
  • 00:20:16.040 --> 00:20:18.110
  • And our mobile devices
  • 00:20:18.110 --> 00:20:20.000
  • mean that we have our work
  • 00:20:20.000 --> 00:20:21.180
  • with us everywhere we go.
  • 00:20:21.190 --> 00:20:24.190
  • You've got your desk in your
  • 00:20:24.190 --> 00:20:25.250
  • pocket here this morning.
  • 00:20:25.250 --> 00:20:27.240
  • And I'm not gonna ask how many
  • 00:20:27.240 --> 00:20:28.250
  • times you've looked at it during
  • 00:20:28.250 --> 00:20:30.080
  • the course of the sermon, but
  • 00:20:30.080 --> 00:20:31.270
  • you may have already checked in
  • 00:20:31.270 --> 00:20:33.040
  • with your office while we've
  • 00:20:33.040 --> 00:20:34.190
  • been at church here today
  • 00:20:34.190 --> 00:20:36.080
  • because we feel compelled to do
  • 00:20:36.080 --> 00:20:38.170
  • that.
  • 00:20:38.170 --> 00:20:39.280
  • Now, don't misunderstand me, I
  • 00:20:39.280 --> 00:20:41.140
  • love progress.
  • 00:20:41.140 --> 00:20:43.090
  • I love technology.
  • 00:20:43.090 --> 00:20:45.040
  • I am so glad that God has
  • 00:20:45.040 --> 00:20:46.260
  • allowed me to be born in this
  • 00:20:46.260 --> 00:20:48.070
  • generation.
  • 00:20:48.070 --> 00:20:49.060
  • In fact, there are days when I
  • 00:20:49.060 --> 00:20:51.000
  • never look at the past and
  • 00:20:51.000 --> 00:20:52.040
  • think, "God, I wish I had been
  • 00:20:52.040 --> 00:20:53.080
  • born back then," but there are
  • 00:20:53.080 --> 00:20:55.030
  • times when I think, "Man, I just
  • 00:20:55.030 --> 00:20:57.110
  • kind of wish God would have held
  • 00:20:57.110 --> 00:20:58.260
  • off another 30 or 40 years
  • 00:20:58.260 --> 00:21:01.120
  • before my birth because things
  • 00:21:01.120 --> 00:21:03.010
  • are just getting exciting now."
  • 00:21:03.010 --> 00:21:04.210
  • And you see the advancement in
  • 00:21:04.210 --> 00:21:06.170
  • technology coming down the road.
  • 00:21:06.170 --> 00:21:08.180
  • You see what is on the drawing
  • 00:21:08.180 --> 00:21:10.170
  • board in modern technology and
  • 00:21:10.170 --> 00:21:12.210
  • things are really getting
  • 00:21:12.210 --> 00:21:14.110
  • exciting.
  • 00:21:14.110 --> 00:21:15.070
  • Anybody feel that way but me?
  • 00:21:15.070 --> 00:21:16.170
  • A few of you.
  • 00:21:16.170 --> 00:21:19.140
  • Not many of you.
  • 00:21:19.140 --> 00:21:21.060
  • You're just overwhelmed because
  • 00:21:21.060 --> 00:21:23.010
  • of all of it.
  • 00:21:23.010 --> 00:21:24.180
  • But, man, I'm looking at the
  • 00:21:24.180 --> 00:21:26.040
  • future and I'm thinking, first
  • 00:21:26.040 --> 00:21:27.180
  • of all, this is an amazing day.
  • 00:21:27.180 --> 00:21:28.290
  • The fact that I could stand here
  • 00:21:28.290 --> 00:21:30.090
  • this morning and preach the
  • 00:21:30.090 --> 00:21:31.170
  • gospel to you and, as I'm doing
  • 00:21:31.170 --> 00:21:33.160
  • that, be communicating with the
  • 00:21:33.160 --> 00:21:35.130
  • entire world through the medium
  • 00:21:35.130 --> 00:21:37.070
  • of television.
  • 00:21:37.070 --> 00:21:38.000
  • That's pretty remarkable for a
  • 00:21:38.000 --> 00:21:40.260
  • guy who lived in a trailer park.
  • 00:21:40.260 --> 00:21:43.000
  • That's pretty remarkable for a
  • 00:21:43.000 --> 00:21:44.220
  • guy who spent his summers on the
  • 00:21:44.220 --> 00:21:46.080
  • farm.
  • 00:21:46.080 --> 00:21:46.280
  • That's pretty remarkable that
  • 00:21:46.280 --> 00:21:48.150
  • we're living in these kinds of
  • 00:21:48.150 --> 00:21:49.200
  • days.
  • 00:21:49.200 --> 00:21:50.100
  • And then when I think about the
  • 00:21:50.100 --> 00:21:51.060
  • fact that, you know, 20 or 30
  • 00:21:51.060 --> 00:21:52.290
  • years from now, they're gonna
  • 00:21:52.290 --> 00:21:54.060
  • have a pill that will keep you
  • 00:21:54.060 --> 00:21:55.260
  • from going to the gym, I think,
  • 00:21:55.260 --> 00:21:57.270
  • Lord, I wish I was born in--now,
  • 00:21:58.230 --> 00:22:01.250
  • some of you are feeling it.
  • 00:22:01.250 --> 00:22:03.000
  • Can you imagine, you just wake
  • 00:22:03.020 --> 00:22:06.020
  • up in the morning and take a
  • 00:22:06.020 --> 00:22:06.280
  • pill and your abs will begin to
  • 00:22:06.280 --> 00:22:09.030
  • form before your very eyes?
  • 00:22:09.200 --> 00:22:12.200
  • Flying cars like the Jetsons are
  • 00:22:12.200 --> 00:22:14.260
  • gonna be the norm, which by the
  • 00:22:14.260 --> 00:22:16.100
  • way I feel ripped off 'cause
  • 00:22:16.100 --> 00:22:17.150
  • when I was a kid I was told we
  • 00:22:17.150 --> 00:22:19.090
  • would be in flying cars by now.
  • 00:22:21.030 --> 00:22:24.030
  • I love technology.
  • 00:22:24.030 --> 00:22:25.030
  • I'm grateful for technology.
  • 00:22:25.030 --> 00:22:28.020
  • But the reality is it has put us
  • 00:22:28.100 --> 00:22:31.100
  • in a place where most of us are
  • 00:22:31.100 --> 00:22:33.140
  • now addicted to the buzz.
  • 00:22:33.140 --> 00:22:35.180
  • I'm addicted to the buzz.
  • 00:22:35.180 --> 00:22:37.130
  • And so are most of you, which is
  • 00:22:37.130 --> 00:22:39.190
  • why when I say that, it doesn't
  • 00:22:39.190 --> 00:22:40.240
  • even seem outrageous here today
  • 00:22:40.240 --> 00:22:42.110
  • because we are all addicted to
  • 00:22:42.110 --> 00:22:44.000
  • the pace of life.
  • 00:22:44.000 --> 00:22:45.250
  • And the proof of that is that
  • 00:22:45.250 --> 00:22:47.040
  • the average American checks
  • 00:22:47.040 --> 00:22:48.250
  • their mobile device 221 times
  • 00:22:49.070 --> 00:22:52.070
  • a day.
  • 00:22:52.070 --> 00:22:52.270
  • Two hundred and twenty-one.
  • 00:22:52.290 --> 00:22:55.290
  • More than that.
  • 00:22:55.290 --> 00:22:57.050
  • That's average.
  • 00:22:57.050 --> 00:22:57.250
  • Some of you are way above
  • 00:22:57.250 --> 00:22:58.280
  • average.
  • 00:22:58.280 --> 00:23:01.150
  • And most of that is checking
  • 00:23:01.150 --> 00:23:02.210
  • Facebook and Instagram and
  • 00:23:02.210 --> 00:23:04.160
  • Twitter and Snapchat.
  • 00:23:04.160 --> 00:23:06.080
  • I mean, we are constantly
  • 00:23:06.080 --> 00:23:08.150
  • engaged and wired in and
  • 00:23:08.150 --> 00:23:10.250
  • addicted to the interactions.
  • 00:23:10.250 --> 00:23:13.100
  • We don't know how to unplug.
  • 00:23:13.100 --> 00:23:15.050
  • And as a result of that, our
  • 00:23:15.050 --> 00:23:16.150
  • lives are held together with
  • 00:23:16.150 --> 00:23:17.200
  • caffeine and sleeping pills and
  • 00:23:17.200 --> 00:23:19.180
  • anxiety medication.
  • 00:23:19.180 --> 00:23:22.130
  • We caffeinate to wake, we
  • 00:23:22.130 --> 00:23:24.000
  • caffeinate to work, we
  • 00:23:24.000 --> 00:23:25.100
  • caffeinate to play, and then we
  • 00:23:25.100 --> 00:23:27.000
  • medicate to sleep.
  • 00:23:27.000 --> 00:23:28.140
  • All because we've lost our sense
  • 00:23:28.140 --> 00:23:30.180
  • of rhythm in life.
  • 00:23:30.180 --> 00:23:32.230
  • Listen, when we follow God's
  • 00:23:32.230 --> 00:23:34.190
  • rhythm for life, life has a way
  • 00:23:34.190 --> 00:23:36.190
  • of finding a healthy flow.
  • 00:23:36.190 --> 00:23:39.080
  • But any time we continue the
  • 00:23:39.080 --> 00:23:41.150
  • beat without resting, then the
  • 00:23:41.150 --> 00:23:44.020
  • rhythm is thrown off and we end
  • 00:23:44.020 --> 00:23:46.000
  • up becoming a slave to the beat,
  • 00:23:46.000 --> 00:23:48.010
  • instead of living in the reality
  • 00:23:48.010 --> 00:23:50.080
  • of the beat and the benefit of
  • 00:23:50.080 --> 00:23:52.130
  • the beat with a resting beat
  • 00:23:52.130 --> 00:23:55.070
  • right at the end of it.
  • 00:23:55.070 --> 00:23:57.120
  • So God's protection against us
  • 00:23:57.120 --> 00:23:59.070
  • becoming a slave to the beat is
  • 00:23:59.070 --> 00:24:01.020
  • to establish this resting beat.
  • 00:24:01.020 --> 00:24:04.010
  • One, two, three, four, five,
  • 00:24:04.010 --> 00:24:05.030
  • six, and then to rest.
  • 00:24:05.030 --> 00:24:07.280
  • The Sabbath is an act of God in
  • 00:24:08.010 --> 00:24:11.010
  • creation.
  • 00:24:11.010 --> 00:24:11.270
  • But it is also secondly an act
  • 00:24:11.270 --> 00:24:14.040
  • of God in liberation.
  • 00:24:14.040 --> 00:24:16.100
  • God says, "I'm giving you this
  • 00:24:16.100 --> 00:24:17.270
  • as a gift, not to limit you, not
  • 00:24:17.270 --> 00:24:20.230
  • to enslave you.
  • 00:24:20.230 --> 00:24:21.250
  • Not to make you feel guilty when
  • 00:24:21.250 --> 00:24:23.170
  • you're unable to rest.
  • 00:24:23.170 --> 00:24:25.090
  • Not for you to use this as some
  • 00:24:25.090 --> 00:24:27.020
  • sort of a religious mechanism to
  • 00:24:27.020 --> 00:24:29.260
  • establish righteousness or
  • 00:24:29.260 --> 00:24:32.030
  • to prove your righteousness
  • 00:24:32.030 --> 00:24:33.130
  • to other people."
  • 00:24:33.130 --> 00:24:34.080
  • But God says, "I'm giving you
  • 00:24:34.080 --> 00:24:35.200
  • this as my gracious gift."
  • 00:24:35.200 --> 00:24:37.200
  • And if all of humanity
  • 00:24:37.200 --> 00:24:39.050
  • will live, treasuring
  • 00:24:39.050 --> 00:24:41.020
  • and stewarding this gift, then
  • 00:24:41.020 --> 00:24:42.270
  • all of humanity can find this
  • 00:24:42.270 --> 00:24:44.270
  • rhythm that leads to a flow of
  • 00:24:44.270 --> 00:24:47.060
  • life and health and productivity
  • 00:24:47.060 --> 00:24:49.280
  • without you being stripped of
  • 00:24:49.280 --> 00:24:52.250
  • your ability to go the distance.
  • 00:24:53.040 --> 00:24:56.040
  • It's an act of liberation.
  • 00:24:56.040 --> 00:24:58.080
  • Have you ever noticed the verse
  • 00:24:58.080 --> 00:25:00.030
  • before the one
  • 00:25:00.030 --> 00:25:00.290
  • we just read a moment ago?
  • 00:25:00.290 --> 00:25:02.250
  • Exodus 20 and verse 2, God says,
  • 00:25:02.250 --> 00:25:04.210
  • "I'm giving you a day.
  • 00:25:04.210 --> 00:25:06.070
  • I'm calling it the Sabbath and
  • 00:25:06.070 --> 00:25:08.070
  • I'm setting it aside as holy."
  • 00:25:08.070 --> 00:25:10.070
  • But back up one verse and look
  • 00:25:10.070 --> 00:25:12.000
  • at what God says there in Exodus
  • 00:25:12.000 --> 00:25:13.240
  • 20 and verse 1: "And God spoke
  • 00:25:13.240 --> 00:25:15.210
  • all these words, saying, "I am
  • 00:25:15.210 --> 00:25:17.120
  • the Lord your God, who brought
  • 00:25:17.120 --> 00:25:18.290
  • you out of the land of Egypt,
  • 00:25:18.290 --> 00:25:20.120
  • out of the house of slavery."
  • 00:25:20.180 --> 00:25:23.180
  • Out of the house of slavery.
  • 00:25:23.180 --> 00:25:25.010
  • And then he says, "I will
  • 00:25:25.010 --> 00:25:26.290
  • set aside 1 day, call it
  • 00:25:26.290 --> 00:25:29.030
  • the Sabbath, and make it holy."
  • 00:25:29.030 --> 00:25:30.250
  • But notice he establishes the
  • 00:25:30.250 --> 00:25:33.110
  • reason I'm doing that is because
  • 00:25:33.110 --> 00:25:36.000
  • I'm bringing you out of slavery.
  • 00:25:36.060 --> 00:25:39.060
  • What is slavery?
  • 00:25:39.060 --> 00:25:40.290
  • It is never-ending,
  • 00:25:40.290 --> 00:25:42.150
  • unceasing work.
  • 00:25:42.150 --> 00:25:45.030
  • It is living on the treadmill
  • 00:25:45.030 --> 00:25:47.100
  • that goes nowhere.
  • 00:25:47.100 --> 00:25:48.210
  • It is constant and relentless
  • 00:25:48.210 --> 00:25:51.010
  • engagement and in ancient Egypt
  • 00:25:51.010 --> 00:25:53.180
  • it wasn't just generation after
  • 00:25:53.180 --> 00:25:55.150
  • generation of Israelites
  • 00:25:55.150 --> 00:25:57.020
  • who were on that treadmill of
  • 00:25:57.020 --> 00:25:58.180
  • productivity going nowhere but
  • 00:25:58.180 --> 00:26:00.190
  • it was also the Pharaoh himself,
  • 00:26:00.190 --> 00:26:02.270
  • held captive to his ambitions,
  • 00:26:02.270 --> 00:26:04.220
  • held captive to his arrogance,
  • 00:26:04.220 --> 00:26:06.150
  • held captive to his power.
  • 00:26:06.150 --> 00:26:08.020
  • It was the driveness of
  • 00:26:08.020 --> 00:26:09.230
  • the Pharaoh that resulted in
  • 00:26:09.230 --> 00:26:11.200
  • the driveness of the people and
  • 00:26:11.200 --> 00:26:13.130
  • it eventuated in the driveness
  • 00:26:13.130 --> 00:26:15.150
  • of their culture.
  • 00:26:15.150 --> 00:26:16.180
  • So in the face of all of those
  • 00:26:16.180 --> 00:26:18.100
  • gods of greed, God says,
  • 00:26:18.100 --> 00:26:20.140
  • "You're working harder when
  • 00:26:20.140 --> 00:26:21.290
  • I wanna make you blessed.
  • 00:26:21.290 --> 00:26:23.260
  • You're trying harder when I have
  • 00:26:23.260 --> 00:26:25.210
  • a way for you to find rest."
  • 00:26:25.210 --> 00:26:27.240
  • God says, "I'm gonna interrupt
  • 00:26:27.240 --> 00:26:29.130
  • all of that by establishing
  • 00:26:29.130 --> 00:26:31.200
  • 1 day devoted to soul care,
  • 00:26:31.210 --> 00:26:34.210
  • 1 day devoted to spiritual
  • 00:26:34.210 --> 00:26:37.090
  • nourishment, 1 day devoted to
  • 00:26:37.090 --> 00:26:39.190
  • worship, 1 day in which you do
  • 00:26:39.190 --> 00:26:41.270
  • nothing but honor God by resting
  • 00:26:41.270 --> 00:26:44.240
  • your life and your gifts
  • 00:26:44.240 --> 00:26:46.180
  • and your strengths
  • 00:26:46.180 --> 00:26:47.190
  • and your abilities."
  • 00:26:49.210 --> 00:26:52.210
  • I love what Dorothy Bass
  • 00:26:52.210 --> 00:26:54.100
  • calls the Sabbath.
  • 00:26:54.100 --> 00:26:55.090
  • She calls the Sabbath, quote,
  • 00:26:55.090 --> 00:26:57.030
  • "a reoccurring testimony against
  • 00:26:57.030 --> 00:26:59.100
  • the drudgery of slavery."
  • 00:26:59.110 --> 00:27:02.130
  • The drudgery of slavery.
  • 00:27:02.130 --> 00:27:04.050
  • Now remember, the Sabbath was
  • 00:27:04.050 --> 00:27:05.240
  • designed to be a blessing to us,
  • 00:27:05.240 --> 00:27:07.210
  • not to put us in bondage.
  • 00:27:07.210 --> 00:27:09.220
  • It was designed to set us free,
  • 00:27:09.220 --> 00:27:11.210
  • not to put us into another
  • 00:27:11.210 --> 00:27:13.070
  • kind of captivity.
  • 00:27:13.070 --> 00:27:14.180
  • So according to God's plan
  • 00:27:14.180 --> 00:27:16.140
  • for humanity, the Sabbath
  • 00:27:16.140 --> 00:27:17.270
  • was three things.
  • 00:27:17.270 --> 00:27:18.240
  • First of all, it was this
  • 00:27:18.240 --> 00:27:20.080
  • principle in creation.
  • 00:27:20.080 --> 00:27:21.260
  • Second, it was a message of
  • 00:27:21.260 --> 00:27:23.170
  • liberation.
  • 00:27:23.170 --> 00:27:24.250
  • And then the third thing I want
  • 00:27:24.250 --> 00:27:25.290
  • you to see is that it's also
  • 00:27:25.290 --> 00:27:27.150
  • an instrument of justice.
  • 00:27:27.150 --> 00:27:30.050
  • God says, "I wanna use the
  • 00:27:30.050 --> 00:27:31.080
  • Sabbath in order to make wrongs
  • 00:27:31.190 --> 00:27:34.190
  • right," so 1 day out of 7 is for
  • 00:27:36.080 --> 00:27:39.080
  • rest, "but that's not enough,"
  • 00:27:39.080 --> 00:27:41.010
  • God said.
  • 00:27:41.010 --> 00:27:42.060
  • "I want you to also set
  • 00:27:42.060 --> 00:27:43.130
  • aside 1 year after every 6.
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  • Six days you work and on
  • 00:27:47.220 --> 00:27:48.280
  • the seventh you shall rest.
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  • Six years you shall work the
  • 00:27:50.110 --> 00:27:52.050
  • field and then on the seventh
  • 00:27:52.050 --> 00:27:54.050
  • year I want you
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  • - Terry: For those who work,
  • 00:27:57.120 --> 00:27:58.220
  • the Sabbath was a great
  • 00:27:58.220 --> 00:28:00.250
  • equalizer.
  • 00:28:00.250 --> 00:28:02.180
  • It was God's gift of justice.
  • 00:28:02.180 --> 00:28:04.080
  • This is for mall workers
  • 00:28:04.080 --> 00:28:06.250
  • and for migrant workers.
  • 00:28:06.250 --> 00:28:08.160
  • This is for everyone.
  • 00:28:08.160 --> 00:28:10.110
  • The principle of the Sabbath
  • 00:28:10.110 --> 00:28:11.220
  • is God's gift to everyone.
  • 00:28:11.220 --> 00:28:13.130
  • Everyone can celebrate
  • 00:28:13.130 --> 00:28:14.210
  • the Sabbath.
  • 00:28:14.210 --> 00:28:15.200
  • Everyone can rest a beat.
  • 00:28:15.200 --> 00:28:17.140
  • The rhythm not only is God's
  • 00:28:17.140 --> 00:28:19.200
  • gift to us but it is God's gift
  • 00:28:19.200 --> 00:28:22.050
  • to society because it keeps
  • 00:28:22.050 --> 00:28:24.100
  • the world from stalling out or
  • 00:28:24.100 --> 00:28:26.100
  • breaking down or blowing up
  • 00:28:26.100 --> 00:28:28.100
  • because it makes each of us more
  • 00:28:28.100 --> 00:28:30.020
  • [m
  • 00:28:32.150 --> 00:28:32.160
  • [mus
  • 00:28:32.160 --> 00:28:32.170
  • [music
  • 00:28:32.170 --> 00:28:32.180
  • [music]
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  • - Terry: Now I want you to
  • 00:28:36.120 --> 00:28:39.120
  • follow me for a moment because,
  • 00:28:39.120 --> 00:28:40.260
  • as I roll into some of this,
  • 00:28:40.260 --> 00:28:42.000
  • I know that it's easy to start
  • 00:28:42.000 --> 00:28:43.290
  • hearing this through the lens
  • 00:28:43.290 --> 00:28:45.200
  • of modern political constructs.
  • 00:28:45.210 --> 00:28:48.210
  • And people listen and they
  • 00:28:48.210 --> 00:28:49.290
  • think, "Boy, that sounds,
  • 00:28:49.290 --> 00:28:50.270
  • you know, kind of socialistic
  • 00:28:50.270 --> 00:28:52.090
  • in there," but the problem with
  • 00:28:52.090 --> 00:28:53.270
  • this is that we look at life
  • 00:28:55.010 --> 00:28:58.010
  • through our world view as being
  • 00:28:58.010 --> 00:29:00.190
  • Americans instead of looking at
  • 00:29:00.190 --> 00:29:02.070
  • life through our world view as
  • 00:29:02.070 --> 00:29:04.080
  • being Christians.
  • 00:29:04.080 --> 00:29:05.210
  • How many of you know that God's
  • 00:29:05.210 --> 00:29:07.110
  • ways are not our ways?
  • 00:29:07.120 --> 00:29:10.120
  • I'm grateful to be an American.
  • 00:29:10.120 --> 00:29:12.070
  • I'm grateful for our systems of
  • 00:29:12.070 --> 00:29:14.110
  • government here in our nation
  • 00:29:14.110 --> 00:29:16.090
  • but ultimately I recognize that
  • 00:29:16.090 --> 00:29:18.160
  • God's ways aren't our ways and I
  • 00:29:18.160 --> 00:29:21.010
  • have to see life through God's
  • 00:29:21.010 --> 00:29:23.070
  • lens, not through the lens of
  • 00:29:23.070 --> 00:29:25.070
  • other people who have
  • 00:29:25.070 --> 00:29:26.120
  • established certain political
  • 00:29:26.120 --> 00:29:27.280
  • constructs and then forced me
  • 00:29:27.280 --> 00:29:29.240
  • into choosing one or the other.
  • 00:29:29.240 --> 00:29:32.060
  • Now, again, I'm grateful.
  • 00:29:32.060 --> 00:29:33.110
  • I love this country and I am
  • 00:29:33.110 --> 00:29:35.120
  • grateful to be here.
  • 00:29:35.120 --> 00:29:37.060
  • But I also realize that God
  • 00:29:37.060 --> 00:29:38.080
  • has another plan.
  • 00:29:38.080 --> 00:29:39.020
  • And so here's God's way.
  • 00:29:39.020 --> 00:29:40.080
  • God says, "Six days you work
  • 00:29:40.080 --> 00:29:42.090
  • and on the seventh you rest."
  • 00:29:42.090 --> 00:29:43.110
  • Even you hard-working,
  • 00:29:43.110 --> 00:29:45.170
  • industrious Americans.
  • 00:29:45.170 --> 00:29:47.050
  • You have to rest because if you
  • 00:29:47.050 --> 00:29:49.180
  • don't come apart, you're gonna
  • 00:29:49.180 --> 00:29:51.270
  • come apart.
  • 00:29:51.270 --> 00:29:53.250
  • If you don't come aside, then
  • 00:29:53.250 --> 00:29:55.260
  • you're gonna fall apart.
  • 00:29:55.260 --> 00:29:57.270
  • But then God said, "On the 7th
  • 00:29:57.270 --> 00:29:59.060
  • year, I want you to establish
  • 00:29:59.060 --> 00:30:01.120
  • that to be a year of rest.
  • 00:30:01.120 --> 00:30:03.240
  • And on that 7th year, I want you
  • 00:30:03.240 --> 00:30:05.120
  • to let the ground be renewed."
  • 00:30:05.260 --> 00:30:08.260
  • Rotate the crops if you will.
  • 00:30:08.260 --> 00:30:10.220
  • Don't just keep working the
  • 00:30:10.220 --> 00:30:11.240
  • ground continuously.
  • 00:30:11.240 --> 00:30:12.280
  • Be one that gives back into the
  • 00:30:12.280 --> 00:30:14.280
  • ground.
  • 00:30:14.280 --> 00:30:15.180
  • Observe the principle of the
  • 00:30:15.180 --> 00:30:17.010
  • Sabbath even in the way you
  • 00:30:17.010 --> 00:30:18.160
  • manage your land.
  • 00:30:18.160 --> 00:30:20.160
  • Now that means you've got to
  • 00:30:20.160 --> 00:30:21.090
  • work really hard for 6 days,
  • 00:30:21.090 --> 00:30:23.220
  • resting on the 7th and work
  • 00:30:23.220 --> 00:30:25.170
  • really hard for 6 years, so that
  • 00:30:25.170 --> 00:30:27.100
  • you can rest on the 7th, but if
  • 00:30:27.100 --> 00:30:28.280
  • you work really hard, you'll be
  • 00:30:28.280 --> 00:30:30.100
  • able to do that.
  • 00:30:30.100 --> 00:30:31.080
  • If you only work partially and
  • 00:30:31.080 --> 00:30:33.180
  • if you work half-heartedly, then
  • 00:30:33.180 --> 00:30:35.160
  • you won't have the crop resource
  • 00:30:35.160 --> 00:30:37.140
  • in order to rest the land on the
  • 00:30:37.140 --> 00:30:38.290
  • 7th year.
  • 00:30:38.290 --> 00:30:39.190
  • So this is an ecological system,
  • 00:30:39.190 --> 00:30:41.210
  • an economical system, that all
  • 00:30:41.210 --> 00:30:43.280
  • works together.
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  • Work hard, now rest hard.
  • 00:30:44.260 --> 00:30:47.200
  • And then God says, "On the 50th
  • 00:30:47.200 --> 00:30:50.080
  • year, 6 days you work, 1 day you
  • 00:30:50.080 --> 00:30:53.070
  • rest, 6 years you work, 1 year
  • 00:30:53.070 --> 00:30:55.150
  • you rest the land, and then 7
  • 00:30:55.190 --> 00:30:58.190
  • times 7, 49 years, all of this
  • 00:30:58.230 --> 00:31:01.250
  • plays out but on the 50th year,
  • 00:31:01.250 --> 00:31:04.080
  • that's going to be a year of
  • 00:31:04.080 --> 00:31:06.030
  • Jubilee.
  • 00:31:06.030 --> 00:31:07.060
  • And on the year of Jubilee, God
  • 00:31:07.060 --> 00:31:08.260
  • said, "The Sabbath is gonna take
  • 00:31:08.260 --> 00:31:10.160
  • on a whole new expression.
  • 00:31:10.160 --> 00:31:11.180
  • Here's what we're going to do.
  • 00:31:11.180 --> 00:31:12.270
  • Everybody who is in debt is
  • 00:31:12.270 --> 00:31:15.060
  • gonna be set free from that.
  • 00:31:15.060 --> 00:31:17.170
  • We're emptying the prisons from
  • 00:31:17.170 --> 00:31:19.130
  • people who have been indebted
  • 00:31:19.130 --> 00:31:21.250
  • based upon their inability to
  • 00:31:21.250 --> 00:31:23.130
  • manage their resource.
  • 00:31:23.130 --> 00:31:24.240
  • We're not setting capital
  • 00:31:24.240 --> 00:31:25.210
  • murderers free, but God says,
  • 00:31:25.210 --> 00:31:27.090
  • "What we're doing is that if
  • 00:31:27.090 --> 00:31:28.060
  • there's anybody who's been in a
  • 00:31:28.060 --> 00:31:30.070
  • debtor's prison on the year of
  • 00:31:30.070 --> 00:31:32.040
  • Jubilee I'm cutting them loose.
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  • I'm setting them free, and I'm
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  • gonna give them an opportunity
  • 00:31:36.000 --> 00:31:37.120
  • by grace to start all over
  • 00:31:37.120 --> 00:31:39.150
  • again.
  • 00:31:39.150 --> 00:31:40.050
  • Your sons and daughters that
  • 00:31:40.050 --> 00:31:41.110
  • have been sold into bondage,
  • 00:31:41.110 --> 00:31:42.250
  • thereby breaking up your family
  • 00:31:42.250 --> 00:31:44.180
  • lines, thereby impacting the
  • 00:31:44.180 --> 00:31:46.140
  • laws of inheritance in Israel,
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  • I'm gonna make all of that
  • 00:31:48.260 --> 00:31:50.160
  • right again.
  • 00:31:50.160 --> 00:31:51.060
  • We're gonna renew all of society
  • 00:31:51.060 --> 00:31:52.230
  • again and on the 50th year,
  • 00:31:52.230 --> 00:31:54.130
  • it's gonna be a year of Jubilee
  • 00:31:54.130 --> 00:31:56.140
  • and on the year of Jubilee,
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  • everybody is going to experience
  • 00:31:58.010 --> 00:32:00.040
  • the blessing of my goodness
  • 00:32:00.040 --> 00:32:01.280
  • and of my grace."
  • 00:32:02.280 --> 00:32:05.280
  • God's plan.
  • 00:32:05.280 --> 00:32:06.240
  • Not my plan.
  • 00:32:06.240 --> 00:32:07.260
  • God's plan.
  • 00:32:07.260 --> 00:32:09.000
  • Right there in the Bible,
  • 00:32:09.000 --> 00:32:10.010
  • Leviticus chapter 25 and verse
  • 00:32:10.010 --> 00:32:11.170
  • 1: "The Lord spoke to Moses on
  • 00:32:11.170 --> 00:32:12.250
  • Mount Sinai, saying, 'Speak to
  • 00:32:12.250 --> 00:32:14.090
  • the people of Israel and say to
  • 00:32:14.090 --> 00:32:15.150
  • them, When you come into the
  • 00:32:15.150 --> 00:32:17.030
  • land that I give you.'" See, it
  • 00:32:17.030 --> 00:32:19.000
  • all begins right there.
  • 00:32:19.000 --> 00:32:20.020
  • If you think, "I earned this,
  • 00:32:20.020 --> 00:32:21.220
  • therefore, I'm not going to
  • 00:32:21.220 --> 00:32:23.020
  • share it," that's one issue that
  • 00:32:23.020 --> 00:32:24.210
  • needs to be dealt with.
  • 00:32:24.210 --> 00:32:26.020
  • But if you say, "God is a good
  • 00:32:26.020 --> 00:32:28.080
  • God, a gracious God, and he gave
  • 00:32:28.080 --> 00:32:30.050
  • me all of this land, therefore
  • 00:32:30.050 --> 00:32:31.240
  • I'm willing to share it, because
  • 00:32:31.240 --> 00:32:33.130
  • the same God who gave it will
  • 00:32:33.130 --> 00:32:35.100
  • also give me more," then that's
  • 00:32:35.100 --> 00:32:37.040
  • a completely different issue.
  • 00:32:37.040 --> 00:32:38.170
  • Can I get an "Amen" on that?
  • 00:32:38.170 --> 00:32:41.060
  • "When you come into the land
  • 00:32:41.060 --> 00:32:42.020
  • that I give you, the land shall
  • 00:32:42.020 --> 00:32:44.080
  • keep a Sabbath to the Lord.
  • 00:32:44.080 --> 00:32:45.210
  • For 6 years you shall sow your
  • 00:32:45.210 --> 00:32:46.280
  • field, and for 6 years you shall
  • 00:32:46.280 --> 00:32:48.190
  • prune your vineyards and gather
  • 00:32:48.190 --> 00:32:49.270
  • its fruits, but in the 7th year
  • 00:32:49.270 --> 00:32:51.060
  • there shall be a Sabbath
  • 00:32:51.060 --> 00:32:52.100
  • of solemn rest for the land,
  • 00:32:52.100 --> 00:32:53.220
  • a Sabbath to the Lord."
  • 00:32:54.060 --> 00:32:57.060
  • See, for those who work, the
  • 00:32:57.060 --> 00:32:59.290
  • Sabbath was a great equalizer.
  • 00:32:59.290 --> 00:33:02.060
  • It was God's gift of justice.
  • 00:33:02.060 --> 00:33:05.040
  • And by the way, this is for
  • 00:33:05.040 --> 00:33:06.120
  • everyone.
  • 00:33:06.120 --> 00:33:07.020
  • It ensured that everybody got
  • 00:33:07.020 --> 00:33:09.030
  • rest.
  • 00:33:09.030 --> 00:33:10.210
  • That's not the way it is in
  • 00:33:10.210 --> 00:33:11.170
  • today's world.
  • 00:33:11.170 --> 00:33:13.070
  • In today's world, high achievers
  • 00:33:13.070 --> 00:33:15.030
  • get rest.
  • 00:33:15.030 --> 00:33:16.150
  • I mean, today's world if you can
  • 00:33:16.150 --> 00:33:17.250
  • afford to rest then you rest.
  • 00:33:17.250 --> 00:33:19.090
  • But this isn't just for high
  • 00:33:20.030 --> 00:33:23.030
  • achievers.
  • 00:33:23.030 --> 00:33:23.230
  • You know, people who are wealthy
  • 00:33:23.230 --> 00:33:25.150
  • and can go to Maui.
  • 00:33:25.260 --> 00:33:28.260
  • How good is that word?
  • 00:33:28.260 --> 00:33:29.250
  • Maui.
  • 00:33:29.250 --> 00:33:32.250
  • Maui.
  • 00:33:32.260 --> 00:33:35.260
  • Can't you just conjure up images
  • 00:33:35.260 --> 00:33:38.140
  • of cool island breezes?
  • 00:33:38.140 --> 00:33:40.080
  • I've never been to Maui but I
  • 00:33:40.080 --> 00:33:41.120
  • fantasize about Maui.
  • 00:33:41.120 --> 00:33:42.290
  • Maui.
  • 00:33:42.290 --> 00:33:45.050
  • Island drinks.
  • 00:33:45.050 --> 00:33:47.080
  • Little umbrellas.
  • 00:33:47.080 --> 00:33:49.190
  • It's beautiful.
  • 00:33:49.190 --> 00:33:50.040
  • Maui.
  • 00:33:50.040 --> 00:33:51.030
  • This isn't just for people
  • 00:33:51.030 --> 00:33:52.140
  • who can afford to go to Maui.
  • 00:33:52.140 --> 00:33:54.130
  • This isn't just for small
  • 00:33:54.130 --> 00:33:56.040
  • business owners who say, "Look,
  • 00:33:56.040 --> 00:33:57.090
  • it's gonna be difficult but
  • 00:33:57.090 --> 00:33:58.100
  • we can arrange our own schedules
  • 00:33:58.100 --> 00:34:00.150
  • in order to take a vacation."
  • 00:34:00.150 --> 00:34:02.010
  • This is for everyone.
  • 00:34:02.010 --> 00:34:04.050
  • Everyone.
  • 00:34:04.050 --> 00:34:05.040
  • This is for mall workers and
  • 00:34:05.040 --> 00:34:07.230
  • for migrant workers.
  • 00:34:07.230 --> 00:34:09.220
  • This is for minimum wage workers
  • 00:34:09.220 --> 00:34:12.000
  • and this is for people who are
  • 00:34:12.000 --> 00:34:13.170
  • struggling to find employment
  • 00:34:13.170 --> 00:34:15.270
  • and haven't yet
  • 00:34:15.270 --> 00:34:16.200
  • been able to find it.
  • 00:34:16.200 --> 00:34:18.030
  • This is for everyone.
  • 00:34:18.030 --> 00:34:19.200
  • The principle of the Sabbath
  • 00:34:19.200 --> 00:34:20.280
  • is God's gift to everyone.
  • 00:34:20.280 --> 00:34:22.230
  • Everyone can celebrate
  • 00:34:22.230 --> 00:34:24.040
  • the Sabbath.
  • 00:34:24.040 --> 00:34:24.260
  • Everyone can rest a beat.
  • 00:34:24.260 --> 00:34:26.230
  • The rhythm not only is God's
  • 00:34:26.230 --> 00:34:29.030
  • gift to us but it is God's gift
  • 00:34:29.030 --> 00:34:31.140
  • to society because it keeps
  • 00:34:31.140 --> 00:34:33.200
  • the world from stalling out or
  • 00:34:33.200 --> 00:34:35.190
  • breaking down or blowing up
  • 00:34:35.190 --> 00:34:37.180
  • because it makes each of us more
  • 00:34:37.180 --> 00:34:39.120
  • productive in our daily lives.
  • 00:34:40.070 --> 00:34:43.070
  • Rest really matters.
  • 00:34:44.150 --> 00:34:47.150
  • And when I talk about rest,
  • 00:34:47.150 --> 00:34:48.190
  • I'm talking about soul rest,
  • 00:34:48.190 --> 00:34:51.150
  • not just physical rest.
  • 00:34:51.150 --> 00:34:52.190
  • I'll talk more about it
  • 00:34:52.190 --> 00:34:53.240
  • in a moment but soul rest.
  • 00:34:53.240 --> 00:34:56.070
  • I think sometimes we tend to
  • 00:34:56.070 --> 00:34:57.120
  • think that highly effective
  • 00:34:57.120 --> 00:34:58.280
  • people, high achievers
  • 00:34:58.280 --> 00:35:00.180
  • in life, don't rest.
  • 00:35:00.180 --> 00:35:03.070
  • That's actually not
  • 00:35:03.070 --> 00:35:04.030
  • at all the case.
  • 00:35:04.030 --> 00:35:05.170
  • A number of years ago
  • 00:35:05.170 --> 00:35:06.100
  • Dr. Charles Garfield, who is
  • 00:35:06.100 --> 00:35:08.040
  • the professor at the University
  • 00:35:08.040 --> 00:35:10.050
  • of California Medical School in
  • 00:35:10.050 --> 00:35:11.160
  • San Francisco and has what is
  • 00:35:11.160 --> 00:35:13.120
  • called the Peak Performance
  • 00:35:13.120 --> 00:35:14.120
  • Center, decided
  • 00:35:14.120 --> 00:35:15.150
  • to do a survey of 1500
  • 00:35:15.150 --> 00:35:17.070
  • corporate executives who were
  • 00:35:17.070 --> 00:35:18.240
  • successful in every imaginable
  • 00:35:18.240 --> 00:35:20.280
  • field and he discovered, much to
  • 00:35:20.280 --> 00:35:22.190
  • his surprise, that they all
  • 00:35:22.190 --> 00:35:24.000
  • shared one common
  • 00:35:24.000 --> 00:35:25.110
  • characteristic.
  • 00:35:25.110 --> 00:35:26.120
  • They all knew how to rest well.
  • 00:35:27.150 --> 00:35:30.150
  • That's surprising to many of us.
  • 00:35:30.150 --> 00:35:33.140
  • That's counterintuitive to what
  • 00:35:33.140 --> 00:35:35.130
  • we've been taught is the
  • 00:35:35.130 --> 00:35:36.090
  • American way.
  • 00:35:36.090 --> 00:35:37.160
  • But he discovered that they're
  • 00:35:37.160 --> 00:35:39.010
  • productive because they know how
  • 00:35:39.010 --> 00:35:40.220
  • to unplug.
  • 00:35:40.220 --> 00:35:41.290
  • They know how to engage with
  • 00:35:41.290 --> 00:35:43.200
  • family and friends.
  • 00:35:43.200 --> 00:35:44.290
  • They know how to rest and to
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  • recreate and that's God's
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  • original plan for us.
  • 00:35:49.240 --> 00:35:51.070
  • This didn't start with Peak
  • 00:35:51.070 --> 00:35:52.290
  • Performance coaching.
  • 00:35:52.290 --> 00:35:54.080
  • This started in the beginning
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  • in Genesis 3 when God said, "I'm
  • 00:35:55.250 --> 00:35:58.060
  • gonna work 6 days and because I
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  • am the example for what I expect
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  • from you, I myself will rest
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  • on the 7th day."
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  • How crazy is that?
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  • That the God who knows
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  • everything, who has unlimited
  • 00:36:10.110 --> 00:36:12.060
  • power and ability, that God
  • 00:36:12.060 --> 00:36:14.070
  • himself would choose to rest is
  • 00:36:14.070 --> 00:36:16.160
  • beyond my comprehension.
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  • But if he does it for no other
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  • reason but an example, it is
  • 00:36:19.240 --> 00:36:21.260
  • there for us to see.
  • 00:36:21.260 --> 00:36:23.070
  • God's saying, "This is how I
  • 00:36:23.070 --> 00:36:25.080
  • want you to live.
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  • Fully engaged 6 days of the
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  • week, and fully trusting on
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  • the 7th day, fully resting on
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  • the Sabbath day."
  • 00:36:34.240 --> 00:36:36.140
  • Exodus 20, in verse 8 and 10:
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  • "Remember the Sabbath day,
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  • to keep it holy.
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  • Six days you shall labor,
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  • and do all your work, but on
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  • the seventh day is a Sabbath
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  • to the Lord your God."
  • 00:36:44.000 --> 00:36:45.030
  • Notice, this
  • 00:36:45.030 --> 00:36:45.290
  • isn't a 7th day to do whatever.
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  • It is a day devoted to the Lord
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  • your God.
  • 00:36:51.150 --> 00:36:52.050
  • "And on it you shall not do any
  • 00:36:52.050 --> 00:36:54.050
  • work, or your son, or your
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  • daughter, or your servants."
  • 00:36:56.030 --> 00:36:58.040
  • God's definition of the Sabbath
  • 00:36:58.040 --> 00:36:59.170
  • rest is simply no work.
  • 00:36:59.170 --> 00:37:01.100
  • Now, that doesn't mean you just
  • 00:37:01.100 --> 00:37:03.130
  • sit in your house and watch a
  • 00:37:03.130 --> 00:37:05.160
  • cactus grow through the window
  • 00:37:06.040 --> 00:37:09.040
  • but it just means no work.
  • 00:37:09.040 --> 00:37:11.030
  • For some of you that might be
  • 00:37:11.030 --> 00:37:11.270
  • painting, it might be sculpting,
  • 00:37:11.270 --> 00:37:13.220
  • it might be writing poetry, it
  • 00:37:13.220 --> 00:37:16.100
  • might be reading a book, it
  • 00:37:16.100 --> 00:37:17.290
  • might be just sitting quietly.
  • 00:37:17.290 --> 00:37:20.080
  • But what it does mean is no
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  • work.
  • 00:37:22.270 --> 00:37:24.040
  • God doesn't tell you exactly
  • 00:37:24.040 --> 00:37:25.040
  • what you need to do.
  • 00:37:25.040 --> 00:37:25.250
  • He just says, "Here's
  • 00:37:25.250 --> 00:37:27.110
  • what you shouldn't do."
  • 00:37:27.110 --> 00:37:29.070
  • I sat a couple of years ago
  • 00:37:29.070 --> 00:37:30.200
  • between two well-known
  • 00:37:30.200 --> 00:37:32.120
  • pastors whose names would be
  • 00:37:32.120 --> 00:37:34.160
  • familiar to almost everyone in
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  • the room and one was explaining
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  • to the other how that every
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  • single year he takes a Sabbath.
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  • He takes a sabbatical for
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  • 1 month to renew his soul.
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  • It's common in academia.
  • 00:37:45.120 --> 00:37:47.080
  • Anybody here in academia who
  • 00:37:47.080 --> 00:37:49.290
  • would say, "I take a sabbatical
  • 00:37:49.290 --> 00:37:51.070
  • every single year"?
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  • Anybody here?
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  • We had one in the early service.
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  • God bless you.
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  • You're living my life.
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  • Awesome.
  • 00:37:59.100 --> 00:38:00.140
  • By the way, I'm not setting
  • 00:38:00.140 --> 00:38:02.010
  • up the announcement that
  • 00:38:02.010 --> 00:38:03.070
  • I'm going on a sabbatical.
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  • I'll be back here next Sunday.
  • 00:38:04.140 --> 00:38:06.260
  • But one was explaining to
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  • the other what a Sabbath is.
  • 00:38:10.040 --> 00:38:11.140
  • He didn't understand it.
  • 00:38:11.140 --> 00:38:13.060
  • And the other guy said,
  • 00:38:13.060 --> 00:38:14.260
  • "It means you rest."
  • 00:38:14.260 --> 00:38:17.030
  • He said,
  • 00:38:17.030 --> 00:38:17.270
  • "Well, what does that mean?"
  • 00:38:17.270 --> 00:38:19.000
  • "It means you rest."
  • 00:38:19.000 --> 00:38:20.250
  • "So you're saying that
  • 00:38:20.250 --> 00:38:22.100
  • I just check in with
  • 00:38:22.100 --> 00:38:23.210
  • my staff electronically instead
  • 00:38:23.210 --> 00:38:26.000
  • of actually going to the
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  • office?"
  • 00:38:26.240 --> 00:38:27.250
  • "No," he said, "you rest."
  • 00:38:27.250 --> 00:38:30.130
  • "So that means that during my
  • 00:38:30.130 --> 00:38:31.250
  • sabbatical, that I wouldn't, you
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  • know--I would preach in other
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  • churches because I already have
  • 00:38:35.020 --> 00:38:36.120
  • the sermons prepared and that
  • 00:38:36.120 --> 00:38:38.010
  • means I don't have to prepare
  • 00:38:38.010 --> 00:38:39.010
  • them every week which
  • 00:38:39.010 --> 00:38:39.230
  • is a lot of work so I could
  • 00:38:39.230 --> 00:38:40.240
  • just preach them?"
  • 00:38:40.240 --> 00:38:41.210
  • And he says, "No."
  • 00:38:41.210 --> 00:38:42.210
  • I'm keeping my mouth shut.
  • 00:38:42.220 --> 00:38:45.220
  • I know what this is leading to,
  • 00:38:45.220 --> 00:38:47.010
  • until finally the non-Sabbath
  • 00:38:47.010 --> 00:38:48.230
  • guy says to the Sabbath guy,
  • 00:38:48.230 --> 00:38:49.280
  • "You've gotta explain this
  • 00:38:49.280 --> 00:38:51.030
  • to me.
  • 00:38:51.030 --> 00:38:51.230
  • I don't get it."
  • 00:38:51.230 --> 00:38:52.130
  • And the Sabbath guy
  • 00:38:52.130 --> 00:38:53.030
  • looks across me at him and
  • 00:38:53.030 --> 00:38:53.260
  • he says, "It means this.
  • 00:38:53.260 --> 00:38:55.160
  • No work!"
  • 00:38:56.020 --> 00:38:59.020
  • It's funny how we can't get our
  • 00:38:59.020 --> 00:39:00.180
  • minds around that.
  • 00:39:00.180 --> 00:39:02.250
  • And the truth is we don't even
  • 00:39:02.250 --> 00:39:04.070
  • model that well from
  • 00:39:04.070 --> 00:39:06.030
  • the platform because we all feel
  • 00:39:06.140 --> 00:39:09.140
  • the need to prove our worth
  • 00:39:09.170 --> 00:39:12.170
  • and value by living busy lives.
  • 00:39:13.110 --> 00:39:16.110
  • And the problem
  • 00:39:16.110 --> 00:39:17.010
  • is busy lives oftentimes
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  • - Terry: That's what
  • 00:39:21.210 --> 00:39:22.090
  • the Sabbath is really all about.
  • 00:39:22.090 --> 00:39:23.150
  • Margin is the space between
  • 00:39:23.150 --> 00:39:25.000
  • our load and our limits.
  • 00:39:25.000 --> 00:39:26.160
  • It's the amount beyond
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  • that which is needed.
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  • It's something that we've got
  • 00:39:29.100 --> 00:39:30.220
  • to hold in reserve for
  • 00:39:30.220 --> 00:39:32.130
  • unexpected demands in our life.
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  • And all of us need margins.
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  • You don't need to be living
  • 00:39:37.020 --> 00:39:38.280
  • [m
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  • [mus
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  • [music
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  • [music]
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  • - Terry: The Sabbath
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  • is made for man.
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  • Man is not made for the Sabbath.
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  • It's God's gift to you.
  • 00:39:52.240 --> 00:39:54.060
  • Now before I'm through, let me
  • 00:39:54.060 --> 00:39:55.020
  • show you what Jesus has to say
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  • about this because I think it's
  • 00:39:56.240 --> 00:39:58.040
  • really interesting how that God
  • 00:39:58.040 --> 00:39:59.210
  • establishes this gracious gift
  • 00:39:59.210 --> 00:40:01.030
  • to all of humanity and then
  • 00:40:01.030 --> 00:40:02.270
  • religion takes hold of it.
  • 00:40:02.270 --> 00:40:05.070
  • And religion then takes a gift
  • 00:40:05.070 --> 00:40:07.080
  • and makes it an obligation,
  • 00:40:07.080 --> 00:40:08.200
  • a duty, and places all kinds of
  • 00:40:08.240 --> 00:40:11.240
  • complex restrictions upon it.
  • 00:40:11.240 --> 00:40:13.270
  • God simply said to Israel,
  • 00:40:13.270 --> 00:40:15.090
  • "I want you to be free.
  • 00:40:15.090 --> 00:40:17.120
  • Want you to be rested, want your
  • 00:40:17.120 --> 00:40:19.050
  • souls to be renewed."
  • 00:40:19.050 --> 00:40:20.230
  • Then religion says, "Wait
  • 00:40:20.230 --> 00:40:22.090
  • a minute, here's what you can do
  • 00:40:22.090 --> 00:40:23.280
  • and here's what you can't do."
  • 00:40:23.280 --> 00:40:25.270
  • So by the time Jesus begins his
  • 00:40:25.270 --> 00:40:27.170
  • ministry, the religious leaders
  • 00:40:27.170 --> 00:40:29.080
  • of the day have established this
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  • complex legal system surrounding
  • 00:40:30.270 --> 00:40:33.040
  • the Sabbath and, as is the case
  • 00:40:33.040 --> 00:40:35.010
  • with religious systems, once you
  • 00:40:35.010 --> 00:40:36.250
  • create one, then you begin to
  • 00:40:36.250 --> 00:40:38.210
  • look for loopholes in order to
  • 00:40:38.210 --> 00:40:40.230
  • violate the very one you've just
  • 00:40:40.230 --> 00:40:42.180
  • created.
  • 00:40:42.180 --> 00:40:44.070
  • So the Pharisees said the rule
  • 00:40:44.070 --> 00:40:46.160
  • is that, according to the
  • 00:40:46.160 --> 00:40:48.100
  • Mishnah, which is the collection
  • 00:40:48.100 --> 00:40:50.150
  • of Jewish writings in the 1st
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  • century, that you cannot leave
  • 00:40:52.110 --> 00:40:54.070
  • your house over 3.000 feet
  • 00:40:54.070 --> 00:40:56.220
  • because to do that is to violate
  • 00:40:56.220 --> 00:40:58.240
  • the Sabbath.
  • 00:40:58.240 --> 00:40:59.140
  • And somebody said, "Okay, but if
  • 00:40:59.140 --> 00:41:02.150
  • I take a chair with me and I go
  • 00:41:02.150 --> 00:41:04.140
  • 3.000 feet and then put my chair
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  • down I have therefore expanded
  • 00:41:07.060 --> 00:41:10.060
  • the boundaries of my dwelling
  • 00:41:10.060 --> 00:41:12.050
  • and I can walk another
  • 00:41:12.050 --> 00:41:13.070
  • 3.000 feet."
  • 00:41:13.070 --> 00:41:15.270
  • So Jesus steps into the
  • 00:41:15.270 --> 00:41:17.040
  • scene where there were complex
  • 00:41:17.040 --> 00:41:18.230
  • rules concerning the Sabbath.
  • 00:41:18.230 --> 00:41:20.130
  • And one day, Jesus is walking
  • 00:41:20.130 --> 00:41:21.290
  • with his disciples and they were
  • 00:41:21.290 --> 00:41:23.160
  • hungry because people even get
  • 00:41:23.160 --> 00:41:25.110
  • hungry on a day of rest and so
  • 00:41:25.110 --> 00:41:27.150
  • the disciples, out in the middle
  • 00:41:27.150 --> 00:41:29.080
  • of a field, grabbed handfuls of
  • 00:41:29.080 --> 00:41:31.010
  • grain and began to eat them.
  • 00:41:31.010 --> 00:41:32.140
  • And the Pharisees were angry and
  • 00:41:32.140 --> 00:41:34.210
  • they challenged Jesus over that.
  • 00:41:34.210 --> 00:41:36.270
  • And in Mark 2, verse 27: "Jesus
  • 00:41:36.270 --> 00:41:38.170
  • said to them, 'The Sabbath was
  • 00:41:38.170 --> 00:41:40.030
  • made to meet the needs of
  • 00:41:40.030 --> 00:41:42.010
  • the people, and not
  • 00:41:42.010 --> 00:41:43.020
  • people to meet the requirements
  • 00:41:43.020 --> 00:41:44.180
  • of the Sabbath.'"
  • 00:41:44.180 --> 00:41:46.170
  • The Sabbath was made
  • 00:41:46.170 --> 00:41:47.290
  • for man, man wasn't made
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  • for the Sabbath.
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  • I love The Message translation
  • 00:41:50.120 --> 00:41:52.010
  • of that: "Jesus said,
  • 00:41:52.010 --> 00:41:54.270
  • 'The Sabbath was made to serve
  • 00:41:54.270 --> 00:41:56.060
  • us; we weren't made to serve
  • 00:41:56.140 --> 00:41:59.140
  • the Sabbath.'"
  • 00:41:59.140 --> 00:42:01.290
  • See, this isn't how
  • 00:42:01.290 --> 00:42:03.070
  • you become righteous or holy
  • 00:42:03.070 --> 00:42:04.200
  • or perfect before God.
  • 00:42:04.200 --> 00:42:06.110
  • This is simply God giving you a
  • 00:42:06.110 --> 00:42:08.180
  • gift of soul rest 1 day a week.
  • 00:42:11.240 --> 00:42:14.240
  • Let me quickly wrap this up with
  • 00:42:14.240 --> 00:42:15.260
  • four simple thoughts.
  • 00:42:15.260 --> 00:42:16.280
  • I'll land them 1 minute each.
  • 00:42:16.280 --> 00:42:18.290
  • First of all, four ideas in case
  • 00:42:18.290 --> 00:42:20.130
  • you're taking notes.
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  • We find soul rest
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  • by following Jesus.
  • 00:42:22.270 --> 00:42:25.250
  • We find our rhythm in life by
  • 00:42:25.250 --> 00:42:27.150
  • following Jesus.
  • 00:42:27.150 --> 00:42:29.230
  • When you follow Jesus,
  • 00:42:29.230 --> 00:42:30.240
  • you find soul rest.
  • 00:42:30.240 --> 00:42:32.010
  • There are some degrees of
  • 00:42:32.010 --> 00:42:33.150
  • weariness that no amount of
  • 00:42:33.150 --> 00:42:34.290
  • sleeping will cure.
  • 00:42:34.290 --> 00:42:37.130
  • Have you ever been there?
  • 00:42:37.130 --> 00:42:38.130
  • I have.
  • 00:42:38.130 --> 00:42:39.290
  • Where you can sleep 8 hours and
  • 00:42:39.290 --> 00:42:40.290
  • wake up and you're as tired as
  • 00:42:40.290 --> 00:42:42.150
  • when you first went to bed.
  • 00:42:42.150 --> 00:42:45.010
  • You could sleep 12 hours and
  • 00:42:45.010 --> 00:42:45.290
  • wake up and feel exhausted.
  • 00:42:45.290 --> 00:42:48.140
  • Why?
  • 00:42:48.140 --> 00:42:49.040
  • Because living in the frenetic
  • 00:42:49.040 --> 00:42:50.130
  • pace of the modern world, there
  • 00:42:50.130 --> 00:42:51.240
  • are moments when sleep doesn't
  • 00:42:51.240 --> 00:42:53.210
  • cure what is a spiritual issue.
  • 00:42:53.210 --> 00:42:56.100
  • And when your soul is tired,
  • 00:42:56.100 --> 00:42:58.130
  • when your vision is dim, when
  • 00:42:58.130 --> 00:43:00.150
  • your hope has been deferred,
  • 00:43:00.150 --> 00:43:02.100
  • when you find yourself exhausted
  • 00:43:02.100 --> 00:43:04.090
  • at the core of your being, you
  • 00:43:04.090 --> 00:43:05.260
  • can sleep and you can sleep and
  • 00:43:05.260 --> 00:43:07.190
  • you can sleep and you can wake
  • 00:43:07.190 --> 00:43:09.070
  • up and still be as discouraged
  • 00:43:09.070 --> 00:43:11.140
  • and as tired as you were.
  • 00:43:11.140 --> 00:43:13.170
  • But when Jesus steps into your
  • 00:43:13.170 --> 00:43:15.060
  • life, and when you surrender the
  • 00:43:15.060 --> 00:43:16.220
  • reins of your life and when you
  • 00:43:16.220 --> 00:43:18.080
  • put your trust in him and say,
  • 00:43:18.080 --> 00:43:19.150
  • "Wherever you lead me, I'm gonna
  • 00:43:19.150 --> 00:43:21.040
  • joyfully follow you," then
  • 00:43:21.040 --> 00:43:22.270
  • you'll find that he has the way
  • 00:43:22.270 --> 00:43:25.060
  • of renewing your soul, of
  • 00:43:25.060 --> 00:43:27.150
  • refreshing your soul, of
  • 00:43:27.150 --> 00:43:28.230
  • re-establishing the equilibrium
  • 00:43:28.230 --> 00:43:30.280
  • of your soul, and in that you
  • 00:43:31.090 --> 00:43:34.090
  • find soul rest.
  • 00:43:34.090 --> 00:43:36.160
  • Anytime I find myself exhausted,
  • 00:43:36.160 --> 00:43:38.150
  • the first question I ask myself
  • 00:43:38.230 --> 00:43:41.230
  • is where did I stop following
  • 00:43:42.010 --> 00:43:45.010
  • Jesus?
  • 00:43:45.010 --> 00:43:45.210
  • Where did Jesus go left and I
  • 00:43:45.210 --> 00:43:48.200
  • went right?
  • 00:43:48.200 --> 00:43:50.130
  • Where did I just turn to the
  • 00:43:50.130 --> 00:43:52.040
  • left while Jesus continued
  • 00:43:52.040 --> 00:43:54.080
  • straight ahead?
  • 00:43:54.080 --> 00:43:54.280
  • Where did I stop following
  • 00:43:54.280 --> 00:43:56.120
  • Jesus?
  • 00:43:56.120 --> 00:43:57.130
  • In following Jesus I find the
  • 00:43:57.130 --> 00:43:59.230
  • rhythm of life.
  • 00:43:59.230 --> 00:44:01.120
  • Number two, we find
  • 00:44:01.120 --> 00:44:02.140
  • our rhythm by discerning
  • 00:44:02.140 --> 00:44:03.280
  • the seasons of life.
  • 00:44:03.280 --> 00:44:05.200
  • Ecclesiastes 3, in verse 1,
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  • says: "For everything there is
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  • a season, and a time for
  • 00:44:08.150 --> 00:44:09.240
  • every matter under heaven."
  • 00:44:09.240 --> 00:44:11.130
  • We all go through increased
  • 00:44:11.130 --> 00:44:12.170
  • seasons of activity.
  • 00:44:12.170 --> 00:44:13.200
  • It may be when your kids are
  • 00:44:13.200 --> 00:44:14.250
  • young and enrolled in school and
  • 00:44:14.250 --> 00:44:17.000
  • you are the chauffeur, you are
  • 00:44:17.000 --> 00:44:19.250
  • the cook, you are the coach, you
  • 00:44:19.250 --> 00:44:22.100
  • are everything to them.
  • 00:44:22.100 --> 00:44:24.010
  • Can I just say that's a season.
  • 00:44:24.030 --> 00:44:27.030
  • Or maybe you're a tax preparer
  • 00:44:27.030 --> 00:44:28.160
  • and you've just come through
  • 00:44:28.160 --> 00:44:29.220
  • that season where that everybody
  • 00:44:29.220 --> 00:44:31.280
  • waits until the final week and
  • 00:44:31.280 --> 00:44:34.010
  • they show up with a box of
  • 00:44:34.010 --> 00:44:35.130
  • receipts and they say,
  • 00:44:35.130 --> 00:44:36.230
  • "Help me, help me, help me."
  • 00:44:36.230 --> 00:44:39.130
  • And you think,
  • 00:44:39.130 --> 00:44:40.050
  • "Why did you wait until now?"
  • 00:44:40.050 --> 00:44:42.060
  • That's just a season.
  • 00:44:42.060 --> 00:44:43.170
  • Or maybe you're a professional
  • 00:44:43.170 --> 00:44:44.240
  • athlete here in our church.
  • 00:44:44.240 --> 00:44:46.030
  • And you've got a season
  • 00:44:46.030 --> 00:44:47.180
  • associated with the sport that
  • 00:44:47.180 --> 00:44:49.170
  • you play.
  • 00:44:49.170 --> 00:44:50.070
  • We all have seasons in life.
  • 00:44:50.070 --> 00:44:53.030
  • They're just seasons.
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  • You won't always be pregnant.
  • 00:44:53.270 --> 00:44:55.190
  • And I know some of you are gonna
  • 00:44:55.230 --> 00:44:58.230
  • have to just hear that by faith
  • 00:44:58.230 --> 00:44:59.230
  • right now.
  • 00:44:59.230 --> 00:45:01.130
  • You won't always be pregnant.
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  • You won't always have small
  • 00:45:03.190 --> 00:45:04.230
  • children.
  • 00:45:04.230 --> 00:45:06.040
  • You won't always have a leaky
  • 00:45:06.040 --> 00:45:07.100
  • puppy.
  • 00:45:07.100 --> 00:45:10.030
  • You won't always be sick.
  • 00:45:10.090 --> 00:45:13.090
  • You won't always be broke.
  • 00:45:13.090 --> 00:45:15.020
  • It's a season you're going
  • 00:45:15.020 --> 00:45:16.170
  • through.
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  • Do the season well and keep
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  • following Jesus because Jesus
  • 00:45:19.250 --> 00:45:22.010
  • leads us through seasons in life
  • 00:45:22.010 --> 00:45:23.280
  • and none of those seasons are
  • 00:45:23.280 --> 00:45:25.100
  • the end to our lives.
  • 00:45:25.100 --> 00:45:27.170
  • They're only seasons.
  • 00:45:27.170 --> 00:45:30.060
  • Number three, we find our rhythm
  • 00:45:30.060 --> 00:45:31.160
  • through creating margins.
  • 00:45:31.160 --> 00:45:34.070
  • That's what the Sabbath is
  • 00:45:34.070 --> 00:45:35.030
  • really all about.
  • 00:45:35.030 --> 00:45:36.020
  • Margin is the space between our
  • 00:45:36.020 --> 00:45:37.240
  • load and our limits.
  • 00:45:37.240 --> 00:45:39.090
  • It's the amount beyond that
  • 00:45:39.090 --> 00:45:41.000
  • which is needed.
  • 00:45:41.000 --> 00:45:42.020
  • It's something that we've got to
  • 00:45:42.020 --> 00:45:43.120
  • hold in reserve for unexpected
  • 00:45:43.150 --> 00:45:46.150
  • demands in our life.
  • 00:45:46.150 --> 00:45:47.250
  • And all of us need margins.
  • 00:45:47.270 --> 00:45:50.270
  • You don't need to be living at
  • 00:45:50.270 --> 00:45:51.280
  • 100%, let alone 120%.
  • 00:45:53.000 --> 00:45:56.000
  • Live at 80%.
  • 00:45:56.000 --> 00:45:57.090
  • The problem is none of us have a
  • 00:45:57.090 --> 00:45:58.290
  • flashing indicator.
  • 00:45:58.290 --> 00:46:00.210
  • If we had an indicator that
  • 00:46:00.210 --> 00:46:02.020
  • would indicate to us our battery
  • 00:46:02.020 --> 00:46:03.160
  • was down to 10 or 5 or 3 or 2,
  • 00:46:04.140 --> 00:46:07.140
  • then we'd know when to recharge.
  • 00:46:07.140 --> 00:46:09.190
  • The problem is we don't have
  • 00:46:09.190 --> 00:46:11.030
  • indicators and so we keep living
  • 00:46:11.030 --> 00:46:13.020
  • life at full strength until
  • 00:46:13.020 --> 00:46:15.020
  • finally we hit the wall and then
  • 00:46:15.020 --> 00:46:16.250
  • we realize we missed the early
  • 00:46:16.250 --> 00:46:18.100
  • warning signs.
  • 00:46:18.100 --> 00:46:19.100
  • That's why you need somebody in
  • 00:46:19.100 --> 00:46:21.160
  • your life who cares enough about
  • 00:46:21.160 --> 00:46:23.120
  • your life to help you to see the
  • 00:46:23.120 --> 00:46:25.190
  • strength of your life and the
  • 00:46:25.190 --> 00:46:27.010
  • weakness of your life and how to
  • 00:46:27.010 --> 00:46:28.170
  • - Terry: He wants to strengthen
  • 00:46:31.290 --> 00:46:32.250
  • us from our inner man and when
  • 00:46:32.250 --> 00:46:35.020
  • we find ourselves weary
  • 00:46:35.020 --> 00:46:36.290
  • and in need of strength for the
  • 00:46:36.290 --> 00:46:38.150
  • journey, we have the ability to
  • 00:46:38.150 --> 00:46:39.250
  • say, "Come, Holy Spirit, fill me
  • 00:46:39.250 --> 00:46:42.170
  • afresh and anew so I can do
  • 00:46:42.170 --> 00:46:45.050
  • [m
  • 00:46:47.120 --> 00:46:47.130
  • [mus
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  • [music
  • 00:46:47.140 --> 00:46:47.150
  • [music]
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  • - Terry: And then finally,
  • 00:46:48.280 --> 00:46:51.280
  • the fourth thing I want you
  • 00:46:51.280 --> 00:46:52.250
  • to see is this.
  • 00:46:52.250 --> 00:46:54.100
  • We find our rhythm
  • 00:46:54.100 --> 00:46:55.070
  • by walking in the Spirit.
  • 00:46:55.070 --> 00:46:57.070
  • The Holy Spirit is
  • 00:46:57.070 --> 00:46:58.050
  • our rest and refreshing.
  • 00:46:58.050 --> 00:46:59.290
  • Isaiah 28 in verse 11 says:
  • 00:46:59.290 --> 00:47:01.140
  • "With stammering lips and
  • 00:47:01.140 --> 00:47:02.270
  • another tongue God will speak
  • 00:47:02.270 --> 00:47:04.160
  • to his people, to whom he said,
  • 00:47:04.160 --> 00:47:06.010
  • 'This is the rest with which you
  • 00:47:06.010 --> 00:47:07.200
  • may cause the weary to rest,'
  • 00:47:07.200 --> 00:47:09.170
  • and, 'This is the refreshing.'"
  • 00:47:09.170 --> 00:47:11.220
  • Our ultimate Sabbath
  • 00:47:11.220 --> 00:47:13.070
  • is found in being filled
  • 00:47:13.070 --> 00:47:14.200
  • with the Holy Spirit
  • 00:47:14.200 --> 00:47:15.280
  • and constantly being renewed
  • 00:47:15.280 --> 00:47:17.220
  • by the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:47:17.220 --> 00:47:19.080
  • And I kept this 'til the very
  • 00:47:19.080 --> 00:47:20.130
  • end because it's easy for us who
  • 00:47:20.130 --> 00:47:22.200
  • are spirit-empowered people to
  • 00:47:22.200 --> 00:47:24.230
  • use that as an excuse to not do
  • 00:47:24.230 --> 00:47:26.270
  • the actual resting.
  • 00:47:26.270 --> 00:47:28.120
  • And God didn't plan it to be
  • 00:47:28.120 --> 00:47:29.190
  • that way.
  • 00:47:29.190 --> 00:47:30.100
  • You need the actual resting.
  • 00:47:30.100 --> 00:47:31.240
  • But I also want you to know that
  • 00:47:31.240 --> 00:47:33.110
  • the Holy Spirit is our rest and
  • 00:47:33.110 --> 00:47:35.200
  • our refreshing and he wants to
  • 00:47:35.200 --> 00:47:37.160
  • fill us with an unlimited source
  • 00:47:37.160 --> 00:47:40.010
  • of supply.
  • 00:47:40.010 --> 00:47:40.260
  • He wants to strengthen us from
  • 00:47:40.260 --> 00:47:43.030
  • our inner man and, when we find
  • 00:47:43.030 --> 00:47:45.000
  • ourselves weary and in need of
  • 00:47:45.000 --> 00:47:47.050
  • strength for the journey, we
  • 00:47:47.050 --> 00:47:48.160
  • have the ability to say, "Come,
  • 00:47:48.160 --> 00:47:50.100
  • Holy Spirit, fill me afresh
  • 00:47:50.100 --> 00:47:53.020
  • and anew so I can do what God
  • 00:47:53.020 --> 00:47:55.170
  • has assigned me to."
  • 00:47:55.170 --> 00:47:57.150
  • We need the power
  • 00:47:57.150 --> 00:47:59.060
  • of the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:47:59.060 --> 00:48:00.270
  • Ultimately, our Sabbath rest is
  • 00:48:00.270 --> 00:48:03.020
  • in the Holy Spirit and we find
  • 00:48:03.020 --> 00:48:04.240
  • rest by walking in the Spirit.
  • 00:48:04.240 --> 00:48:07.190
  • Here's what I wanna challenge
  • 00:48:07.190 --> 00:48:08.150
  • you to do.
  • 00:48:08.150 --> 00:48:09.150
  • I wanna challenge you to take
  • 00:48:09.150 --> 00:48:10.130
  • some time today and to turn on
  • 00:48:10.130 --> 00:48:13.100
  • some music, worship music, open
  • 00:48:13.110 --> 00:48:16.110
  • your Bible.
  • 00:48:16.110 --> 00:48:17.180
  • Find a few passages that you
  • 00:48:17.180 --> 00:48:18.270
  • find strength and comfort in.
  • 00:48:18.270 --> 00:48:21.030
  • Read them.
  • 00:48:21.030 --> 00:48:21.230
  • And then I wanna encourage you
  • 00:48:21.230 --> 00:48:23.060
  • to just set that aside, open
  • 00:48:23.060 --> 00:48:24.230
  • your hands, and say, "Holy
  • 00:48:24.230 --> 00:48:26.060
  • Spirit, fill me afresh and anew.
  • 00:48:27.040 --> 00:48:30.040
  • Fill me with rest, soul rest
  • 00:48:30.160 --> 00:48:33.160
  • 'cause this isn't just emotional
  • 00:48:33.160 --> 00:48:35.080
  • rest that I need.
  • 00:48:35.080 --> 00:48:36.010
  • It's not just physical rest that
  • 00:48:36.010 --> 00:48:37.250
  • I need.
  • 00:48:37.250 --> 00:48:38.160
  • What I need is a rest that
  • 00:48:38.160 --> 00:48:40.260
  • emanates from the inside.
  • 00:48:40.260 --> 00:48:42.080
  • I need a rest that is deeper
  • 00:48:42.080 --> 00:48:44.260
  • than my ability to generate
  • 00:48:44.260 --> 00:48:46.280
  • through diet, through health,
  • 00:48:46.280 --> 00:48:49.020
  • through exercise, or sleep
  • 00:48:49.020 --> 00:48:50.190
  • at night.
  • 00:48:50.190 --> 00:48:51.090
  • I need what only
  • 00:48:51.090 --> 00:48:52.250
  • comes from God."
  • 00:48:52.250 --> 00:48:54.150
  • And the one who created
  • 00:48:54.150 --> 00:48:55.160
  • the Sabbath for man is also
  • 00:48:55.160 --> 00:48:57.050
  • the one who will fill your
  • 00:48:57.050 --> 00:48:59.020
  • inner man with Sabbath rest.
  • 00:48:59.020 --> 00:49:01.260
  • And Sabbath rest becomes
  • 00:49:01.260 --> 00:49:04.150
  • - Brian: Well, I'm so glad
  • 00:49:08.120 --> 00:49:09.000
  • you're with us on the Hillsong
  • 00:49:09.000 --> 00:49:09.280
  • Channel and I wanna ask you
  • 00:49:09.280 --> 00:49:11.100
  • a question.
  • 00:49:11.100 --> 00:49:12.060
  • And the question is whether you
  • 00:49:12.060 --> 00:49:13.230
  • have a personal relationship
  • 00:49:13.230 --> 00:49:15.180
  • with Jesus, whether you've ever
  • 00:49:15.180 --> 00:49:17.090
  • made a conscious choice to ask
  • 00:49:17.090 --> 00:49:18.120
  • him into your life.
  • 00:49:18.120 --> 00:49:19.020
  • You see, the Bible says if you
  • 00:49:19.020 --> 00:49:19.220
  • ask him into your life he will
  • 00:49:19.220 --> 00:49:20.170
  • come in and he will live in you.
  • 00:49:22.250 --> 00:49:25.250
  • You can encounter God in a
  • 00:49:25.250 --> 00:49:27.090
  • personal way.
  • 00:49:27.090 --> 00:49:28.250
  • To me, that doesn't necessarily
  • 00:49:28.250 --> 00:49:30.110
  • mean that you see him
  • 00:49:30.110 --> 00:49:31.130
  • physically, but it does mean
  • 00:49:31.130 --> 00:49:33.020
  • that something changes.
  • 00:49:33.020 --> 00:49:34.120
  • You know you invited the Lord
  • 00:49:34.120 --> 00:49:36.060
  • Jesus Christ into your life and
  • 00:49:36.060 --> 00:49:38.080
  • he did become your Lord and
  • 00:49:38.080 --> 00:49:40.050
  • Savior.
  • 00:49:40.050 --> 00:49:40.250
  • What a powerful chance that is.
  • 00:49:40.250 --> 00:49:43.070
  • So have you ever prayed that
  • 00:49:43.070 --> 00:49:44.050
  • kind of prayer?
  • 00:49:44.050 --> 00:49:44.250
  • In just a moment, I'm gonna pray
  • 00:49:44.250 --> 00:49:46.170
  • a prayer and ask if you would
  • 00:49:46.170 --> 00:49:48.030
  • join me and pray along.
  • 00:49:48.030 --> 00:49:49.200
  • We're gonna pray to Jesus and
  • 00:49:49.200 --> 00:49:50.260
  • I'll believe today is your day
  • 00:49:50.260 --> 00:49:52.280
  • where Jesus Christ comes into
  • 00:49:52.280 --> 00:49:54.100
  • your life.
  • 00:49:54.100 --> 00:49:57.070
  • Now maybe at some point,
  • 00:49:57.070 --> 00:49:58.050
  • you've prayed a prayer
  • 00:49:58.050 --> 00:49:58.290
  • like that but somewhere along
  • 00:49:58.290 --> 00:50:00.170
  • the way, you've lost your way.
  • 00:50:00.170 --> 00:50:02.180
  • It's not as though God moves.
  • 00:50:02.180 --> 00:50:04.030
  • He said, "I'll never leave
  • 00:50:04.030 --> 00:50:04.260
  • you nor forsake you."
  • 00:50:04.260 --> 00:50:06.090
  • I don't for one moment
  • 00:50:06.090 --> 00:50:07.090
  • think God unsaves people
  • 00:50:07.090 --> 00:50:08.220
  • but we can be making choices
  • 00:50:08.220 --> 00:50:10.160
  • that have us living alienated
  • 00:50:10.160 --> 00:50:12.010
  • or dislocated from the center
  • 00:50:12.010 --> 00:50:13.170
  • of God's will.
  • 00:50:13.170 --> 00:50:14.140
  • So I can't think of a more
  • 00:50:14.140 --> 00:50:16.190
  • perfect time to say, "I wanna
  • 00:50:16.190 --> 00:50:18.140
  • come back to that place of
  • 00:50:18.140 --> 00:50:20.130
  • living out of my God encounter.
  • 00:50:20.130 --> 00:50:22.130
  • I wanna come back to that place
  • 00:50:22.130 --> 00:50:24.230
  • of serving Jesus and making him
  • 00:50:24.230 --> 00:50:27.060
  • Lord of my life."
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  • This can be your day,
  • 00:50:28.250 --> 00:50:30.010
  • a brand new day,
  • 00:50:30.010 --> 00:50:31.240
  • a brand new chapter.
  • 00:50:31.240 --> 00:50:33.070
  • So if you're watching
  • 00:50:33.070 --> 00:50:34.180
  • and you say, "Brian, please
  • 00:50:34.180 --> 00:50:35.280
  • include me in that prayer.
  • 00:50:35.280 --> 00:50:37.050
  • I need God.
  • 00:50:37.050 --> 00:50:37.290
  • I wanna know Jesus.
  • 00:50:37.290 --> 00:50:39.190
  • I wanna get my life right
  • 00:50:39.190 --> 00:50:41.000
  • and come back to him."
  • 00:50:41.000 --> 00:50:42.110
  • If that's you, you pray this
  • 00:50:42.110 --> 00:50:43.270
  • prayer right alongside me.
  • 00:50:43.270 --> 00:50:45.100
  • We'll pray to God and I believe
  • 00:50:45.100 --> 00:50:46.280
  • today Jesus will fill your heart
  • 00:50:46.280 --> 00:50:49.000
  • and fill your life.
  • 00:50:49.000 --> 00:50:50.120
  • C'mon, let's pray.
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  • "Dear Jesus, thank you for all
  • 00:50:53.010 --> 00:50:55.180
  • that you are, and you are to me.
  • 00:50:55.180 --> 00:50:58.040
  • I recognize my need of you.
  • 00:50:58.040 --> 00:51:00.240
  • I'm gonna invite you now
  • 00:51:00.240 --> 00:51:02.030
  • to come into my life as
  • 00:51:02.030 --> 00:51:03.240
  • my Lord and Savior.
  • 00:51:03.240 --> 00:51:05.240
  • I thank you that you can change
  • 00:51:05.240 --> 00:51:07.200
  • my life, you can break the power
  • 00:51:07.200 --> 00:51:09.140
  • of sin.
  • 00:51:09.140 --> 00:51:10.100
  • You give me a brand new
  • 00:51:10.100 --> 00:51:11.260
  • beginning and a brand new start.
  • 00:51:11.260 --> 00:51:13.160
  • I say from this time I am
  • 00:51:13.160 --> 00:51:16.120
  • a child of God, a new creation,
  • 00:51:16.120 --> 00:51:18.290
  • a follower of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:51:18.290 --> 00:51:21.140
  • Thank you for your love
  • 00:51:21.140 --> 00:51:22.240
  • and grace.
  • 00:51:22.240 --> 00:51:23.180
  • Thank you for your
  • 00:51:23.180 --> 00:51:24.090
  • forgiveness and mercy.
  • 00:51:24.090 --> 00:51:26.050
  • Thank you I don't have to
  • 00:51:26.050 --> 00:51:27.140
  • be held by the power of
  • 00:51:27.140 --> 00:51:28.200
  • my old mistakes, failures,
  • 00:51:28.200 --> 00:51:30.160
  • sins, or past.
  • 00:51:30.160 --> 00:51:32.120