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How To Forgive Part 1

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September 24, 2017
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Hope Generation with Ben Courson

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How To Forgive Part 1

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  • (SERENE MUSIC)
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  • (UPBEAT, INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC)
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  • BEN COURSON: YOU'RE WATCHING HOPE GENERATION
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  • WITH YOURS TRULY, BEN COURSON.
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  • TO FORGIVE IS TO SET A PRISONER FREE
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  • AND THEN TO DISCOVER THAT THE PRISONER WAS YOU.
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  • DON'T BE SELECTIVE WITH YOUR LOVE,
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  • THROW KINDNESS AROUND LIKE CONFETTI.
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  • IN TODAY'S EPISODE, WE'RE GONNA LEARN HOW TO FORGIVE,
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  • SO WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?
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  • SO THE OTHER DAY I WAS WALKING ALONG A BRIDGE.
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  • AND I SAW A GUY WHO WAS ABOUT TO JUMP OFF AND KILL HIMSELF.
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  • STOP, I SAID, DON'T DO IT!
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  • HE SAID, YEAH, WHY NOT?
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  • I SAID WELL, THERE'S SO MUCH TO LIVE FOR.
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  • HE SAID, LIKE WHAT?
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  • I SAID, WELL ARE YOU RELIGIOUS?
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  • THE GUY SAID YEAH, I'M RELIGIOUS, I SAID
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  • OH, GREAT, SO AM I.
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  • I SAID ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN OR A BUDDHIST?
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  • HE SAID, WELL I'M A CHRISTIAN, I SAID OH GREAT, SO AM I.
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  • I SAID ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN CATHOLIC
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  • OR ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN PROTESTANT?
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  • HE SAID WELL I'M A CHRISTIAN PROTESTANT.
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  • I SAID OH GREAT, SO AM I.
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  • I SAID ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN PROTESTANT BAPTIST
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  • OR ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN PROTESTANT EPISCOPALIAN?
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  • HE SAID WELL I'M A CHRISTIAN PROTESTANT BAPTIST.
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  • I SAID OH GREAT, SO AM I.
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  • HE LOOKS OVER THE LEDGE AND I SAY,
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  • ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN PROTESTANT BAPTIST CHURCH OF GOD
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  • OR ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN PROTESTANT BAPTIST
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  • REFORMED CHURCH OF GOD?
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  • HE SAID WELL I'M A CHRISTIAN PROTESTANT BAPTIST
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  • REFORMED CHURCH OF GOD, I SAID OH GREAT, SO AM I.
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  • I SAID ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN PROTESTANT BAPTIST
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  • REFORMED CHURCH OF GOD REFORMATION OF 1789?
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  • OR ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN PROTESTANT BAPTIST
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  • REFORMED CHURCH OF GOD REFORMATION OF 1915?
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  • HE SAID WELL I'M A CHRISTIAN PROTESTANT BAPTIST
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  • REFORMED CHURCH OF GOD REFORMATION OF 1915.
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  • AND WHEN HE SAID THAT LAST PART,
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  • I KICKED HIM OFF THE BRIDGE AND SAID DIE YOU HERETIC SCUM.
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  • YOU'RE OF THE REFORMATION OF 1915, HOW DARE YOU, DIE.
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  • - [WOMAN IN AUDIENCE] JEEZ!
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  • - THAT WAS A LITTLE OVERKILL, WASN'T IT?
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  • THAT STORY DID NOT HAPPEN, BY THE WAY, IF IT DID,
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  • I WOULD BE WRITING PRISON EPISTLES TO
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  • BUT BE THAT AS IT MAY, THE TRUTH THAT I'M TRYING TO SAY
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  • THROUGH THAT PARABLE MODERN DAY
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  • IS THAT WE LIVE IN A VERY DIVIDED CHURCH.
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  • WE DO, AND WHEN I SAY THE CHURCH, I MEAN
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  • JUST LIKE OUR COUNTRY, WE'RE NOT TECHNICALLY
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  • THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
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  • WE'RE THE DIVIDED STATES OF AMERICA
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  • EVER SINCE THE CLINTON AND TRUMP DEBATES,
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  • WE'VE SEEN OUR COUNTRY MORE DIVIDED ARGUABLY
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  • THAN WE'VE BEEN SINCE THE DAYS OF NAM.
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  • BUT LET ME SAY THIS, THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 41.000
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  • DENOMINATIONS IN CHRISTIANITY TODAY.
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  • THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 41.000
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  • DENOMINATIONS IN CHRISTIANITY TODAY.
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  • NOW THE PROBLEM I HAVE WITH THIS IS THAT
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  • WE LIVE IN A CHURCH THAT JESUS ESTABLISHED
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  • IN JOHN 17:21 WHEN THIS WAS HIS PRAYER,
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  • FATHER, LET THEM, SPEAKING OF HIS DISCIPLES,
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  • HIS FOLLOWERS, LET THEM ALL BE ONE.
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  • NOT 41.000, NOT DIVIDED BY 95 THESES,
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  • AS GREAT AS THOSE WERE 500 YEARS AGO.
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  • HE SAID LET THEM ALL BE ONE.
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  • FOR ME, I JUST GOT BACK FROM SPEAKING
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  • IN ORANGE COUNTY ON MONDAY, KLAMATH FALLS SATURDAY,
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  • EUGENE YESTERDAY, APPLEGATE TONIGHT,
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  • SALT LAKE CITY WEDNESDAY.
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  • I GET TO GO AROUND AND SEE SO MANY
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  • DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS OF THE CHURCH.
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  • AND KIND OF BEING AN AMBASSADOR FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD,
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  • WHAT I REALLY AM FINDING IS THAT WE NEED
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  • THE WHOLE BODY OF CHRIST, NOT JUST A FROZEN CHOSEN.
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  • WE ALL NEED EACH OTHER, WE NEED EVERY EXPRESSION.
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  • NOW I DON'T HAVE THE FULL PACKAGE, MAN,
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  • MY THING IS HOPE, THAT'S WHAT I WAS BORN FOR.
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  • I BELIEVE THAT THE BIBLE CHARACTER I MOST RELATE TO,
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  • IT'S SEVEN ON THE ENNEAGRAM,
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  • IS BARNABAS FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS HE WAS A SON OF ENCOURAGEMENT,
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  • AND THAT'S MY GOAL, TO BE A SON OF ENCOURAGEMENT EVERY WEEK,
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  • TO ENCOURAGE YOU BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT HOPE IS DOPE.
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  • BUT THE TRUTH IS, WE NEED ALL THE EXPRESSIONS,
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  • WE NEED ALL THE DENOMINATIONS,
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  • WE NEED ALL OF THE DIFFERENCES,
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  • WE CAN HAVE UNITY IN DIVERSITY.
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  • IF YOU BELIEVE IT, WOULD YOU SAY AMEN?
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  • - CONGREGATION: AMEN.
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  • - EVEN ON MONDAY NIGHT, I LOVE HOW PEOPLE
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  • COME FROM DIFFERENT CHURCHES ON MONDAY NIGHT
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  • AND I LOVE HOW WE WERE CALLED TO BE
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  • A FULFILLMENT OF JESUS' PRAYER,
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  • WHEN HE PRAYED, FATHER, LET MY FOLLOWERS BE ONE.
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  • BECAUSE TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK, COME ON.
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  • WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER BECAUSE IF WE DON'T,
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  • WE ARE ACTUALLY ANTITHETICAL TO THE PRAYER IN SUPPLICATION
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  • THAT JESUS LIFTED UP TO HIS FATHER.
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  • SO WHAT I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT TONIGHT
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  • IS LEARNING TO FORGIVE PEOPLE.
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  • FORGIVE PEOPLE WHO DON'T AGREE WITH YOU.
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  • FORGIVE PEOPLE WHO DON'T SEE EYE TO EYE WITH YOU.
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  • FORGIVE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT PART OF YOUR DENOMINATION.
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  • FORGIVE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT PART OF YOUR POSSE.
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  • FORGIVE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT PART OF YOUR CHURCH.
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  • FORGIVE PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE THE SAME COLOR OF SKIN.
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  • FORGIVE THE PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE
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  • THE SAME POLITICAL OPINIONS.
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  • FORGIVE PEOPLE WHO LIVE A TOTALLY
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  • DIFFERENT LIFESTYLE AS YOU.
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  • FORGIVE EVERYBODY, BECAUSE JESUS CALLED US TO UNITY.
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  • I LOVE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, ONE OF MY FAVORITE GUYS EVER,
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  • BILLY GRAHAM SAID THAT WHEN HE DIED,
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  • A PROPHET HAS DIED TODAY,
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  • THAT'S WHAT HE WROTE IN HIS JOURNAL.
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  • HE SAID A PROPHET IN AMERICA HAS DIED TODAY.
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  • AND MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, IN HIS DAY,
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  • IT WAS PERHAPS MORE THAN, YOU KNOW IN THE PAST 100 YEARS,
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  • IT WAS RACE THAT DIVIDED OUR COUNTRY
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  • AND HE SAID I HAVE A DREAM THAT ONE DAY MEN AND WOMEN
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  • WILL NOT BE JUDGED BY THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN
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  • BUT BY THE CONTENT OF THEIR CHARACTER.
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  • AND MY DREAM FOR US IS NOT THE 95 THESES,
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  • WHICH WE NEEDED 500 YEARS AGO,
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  • AND THEN SINCE THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION OF THE 1500S,
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  • WE HAVE NEVER STOPPED PROTESTING.
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  • THAT'S WHERE THE WORD PROTESTANT COMES FROM,
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  • PROTESTING, AND WE PROTEST AGAINST EACH OTHER
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  • AND IF I DON'T LIKE WHAT YOU'RE DOING,
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  • I'M GONNA START A CHURCH DOWN THE STREET.
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  • SO MARTIN LUTHER'S 95 THESES WERE NOW,
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  • OVER THE GENERATIONS, TAKEN TO AN EXTREME
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  • AND NOW WE'RE SO DIVIDED AGAIN.
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  • AND WHAT JESUS HAS CALLED US TO
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  • WAS TO UNITY AND THAT WE WILL BE KNOWN AS HIS DISCIPLES,
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  • NOT BE OUR THEOLOGICAL TREATISE,
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  • NOT BY OUR HERMENEUTICAL ESCHATOLOGY,
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  • NOT BY OUR UNDERSTANDING OF SCRIPTURAL NUMEROLOGY.
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  • HE SAID YOU WILL BE KNOWN AS MY DISCIPLES
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  • BY HOW WELL YOU CAN LOVE EACH OTHER.
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  • JESUS SAID THAT'S HOW YOU'RE KNOWN AS CHRISTIANS.
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  • IT'S HOW WELL CAN YOU LOVE.
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  • WE SHOULD BE THE BIGGEST HOPE DEALERS
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  • THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN.
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  • WE SHOULD BE THE MOST LOVING PEOPLE
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  • THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN.
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  • WE SHOULD BE THE MOST ENCOURAGING PEOPLE
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  • THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN.
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  • WE SHOULD ACTUALLY BE KNOWN FOR HOW WELL WE CAN LOVE.
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  • BUT THAT MEANS NOT JUST LOVING WHEN YOU'RE AT WAR WITH IRAQ,
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  • A HYPOTHETICAL ENEMY THAT YOU'VE NEVER MET,
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  • IT MEANS LOVING YOUR BROTHER AND LOVING YOUR SISTER.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED OPPOSITES ATTRACT
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  • BUT FAMILIARITY BREEDS CONTEMPT?
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  • WHICH MEANS THAT WHEN YOU DON'T REALLY KNOWN SOMEBODY,
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  • YOU FIND THEM FASCINATING, SO YOU CAN KIND OF LIKE,
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  • YOU CAN KIND OF GET INTO CONVERSATION WITH THEM EASILY.
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  • BUT WHEN YOU KNOW SOMEBODY REALLY WELL,
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  • THE MORE YOU KNOW THEM, THE MORE YOU SEE THEIR HUMANITY
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  • AND THEIR FLAWS AND THEIR MORTALITY
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  • AND THE MORE HARSHLY YOU JUDGE THEM.
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  • IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME, REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE A KID
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  • AND YOU WERE LIKE SO PUMPED YOU GOT
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  • TO STAY A WEEK AT YOUR FRIEND'S HOUSE
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  • BECAUSE YOUR PARENTS WERE OUT OF TOWN?
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  • AND THE FIRST NIGHT, THE SLEEPOVER IS AMAZING.
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  • BY NIGHT TWO YOU START TO GET ON EACH OTHER'S NERVES.
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  • BY NIGHT SEVEN, YOU WANT TO KILL EACH OTHER.
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  • THE TRUTH IS, THE LONGER YOU HANG OUT WITH PEOPLE,
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  • AND OFTENTIMES THE CLOSER YOU ARE WITH PEOPLE,
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  • SOMETIMES THE HARDER IT IS TO GET ALONG WITH THEM,
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  • HENCE THE MAXIM, FAMILIARITY BREEDS CONTEMPT.
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  • AND SOMETIMES IT'S HARDEST TO FORGIVE
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  • THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CLOSEST TO US.
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  • LISTEN TO WHAT THE PSALMIST SAID.
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  • "LORD, IF AN ENEMY HAD WRONGED ME I COULD BEAR IT,"
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  • BUT HE WENT ON TO WRITE,
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  • "BUT MY OWN FAMILIAR FRIEND, WITH WHOM I ATE BREAD,
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  • HAS LIFTED UP HIS HEEL AGAINST ME
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  • AND I COULD NOT ENDURE IT."
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  • THAT WAS ACTUALLY A PROPHESY OF JESUS THE BIBLE SAYS,
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  • WHEN HE BROKE BREAD WITH HIS FAMILIAR FRIEND JUDAS
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  • AND SHARED COMMUNION WITH JUDAS.
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  • AND JUDAS THEN PLANTED THE KISS OF DEATH ON JESUS.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE PHRASE LIKE KISS OF DEATH,
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  • LIKE MORTAL KOMBAT FINISH HIM MOVE?
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  • THE KISS OF DEATH PHRASE COMES FROM
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  • THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE.
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  • WHEN JUDAS PLANTED THE KISS OF DEATH ON JESUS
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  • AND JESUS, WHY IT WAS SO HARD FOR HIM,
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  • WAS BECAUSE JUDAS WAS HIS FRIEND.
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  • AND THAT'S THE HARDEST, IT'S NOT OUR ENEMIES,
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  • IT'S OUR FRENEMIES THAT HURT US THE MOST.
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  • IT'S SOMETIMES THE PEOPLE IN OUR OWN CHURCH
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  • THAT WE HAVE THE HARDEST TIME FORGIVING.
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  • NOW, I'M NOT SAYING WHEN WE TALK
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  • ABOUT FORGIVENESS TONIGHT, THAT'S THE STICKY IDEA,
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  • ONE CROSS PLUS THREE NAILS EQUALS FORGIVEN.
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  • BUT I WANT TO TELL YOU IS THIS,
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  • SATAN SAYS THEY'RE ALL MINE, JESUS SAYS OVER MY DEAD BODY.
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  • SATAN SAYS LOOK AT YOUR SIN, GOD SAYS LOOK AT MY SON.
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  • WE'RE TO APPLY HIS LOVE TO EVERYBODY.
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  • WHEN I'M TALKING ABOUT FORGIVENESS,
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  • I'M NOT SAYING THAT WE SHOULD NEVER GET ANGRY.
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  • BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS BE ANGRY AND DON'T SIN,
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  • WHICH MEANS THERE IS A PLACE, THE BIBLE SAYS,
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  • FOR RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION.
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  • WOULD EVERYBODY PLEASE SAY RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION?
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  • CONGREGATION: RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION.
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  • - NOW RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION MEANS
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  • THAT YOU'RE ANGRY AT INJUSTICE.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU SEE A KID SOLD INTO THE SEX SLAVE TRADE
  • 00:10:28.070 --> 00:10:32.290
  • AND YOU'RE NOT MAD ABOUT IT, THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG.
  • 00:10:33.020 --> 00:10:36.120
  • WE SHOULD GET MAD OVER WRONGS THAT ARE DONE TO OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:10:36.150 --> 00:10:41.070
  • JESUS, WHEN HE WENT INTO THE TEMPLE,
  • 00:10:41.100 --> 00:10:43.010
  • HISTORY TELLS US THAT THE PRIESTS HAD BECOME MERCHANTS
  • 00:10:43.040 --> 00:10:46.090
  • AND THEY WERE SELLING DOVES FOR SOMETIMES
  • 00:10:46.120 --> 00:10:49.070
  • AS MUCH AS 15 TIMES THE AMOUNT.
  • 00:10:49.100 --> 00:10:52.080
  • THE PRIESTS WERE SELLING DOVES FOR 15 TIMES THE AMOUNT
  • 00:10:52.110 --> 00:10:56.100
  • THAT YOU COULD BUY THOSE DOVES IN THE MARKETPLACE,
  • 00:10:56.130 --> 00:11:00.030
  • THEY WERE CHARGING AN EXORBITANT RATE OF 15 TIMES AS MUCH.
  • 00:11:00.060 --> 00:11:04.240
  • AND JESUS WAS SO TICKED THAT PEOPLE WERE GETTING RIPPED OFF,
  • 00:11:04.270 --> 00:11:07.110
  • THAT THEY HAD TURNED THE HOUSE OF GOD INTO A DEN OF THIEVES,
  • 00:11:07.140 --> 00:11:09.270
  • THAT HE TURNED OVER TABLES,
  • 00:11:10.000 --> 00:11:11.130
  • FASHIONED AN INDIANA JONES BULLWHIP
  • 00:11:11.160 --> 00:11:13.180
  • AND DROVE OUT THE MONEYCHANGERS.
  • 00:11:13.210 --> 00:11:16.030
  • NOW JESUS WAS ANGRY, ZEAL FOR HIS HOUSE
  • 00:11:16.060 --> 00:11:19.230
  • CONSUMED JESUS, THE BIBLE SAYS.
  • 00:11:19.260 --> 00:11:22.010
  • AND ZEAL WAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT
  • 00:11:22.040 --> 00:11:23.280
  • CHARACTER ATTRIBUTES TO THE JEWISH CULTURE.
  • 00:11:24.010 --> 00:11:26.280
  • NOW THAT WAS RIGHT FOR JESUS TO BE ANGRY,
  • 00:11:27.010 --> 00:11:29.110
  • THE BIBLE SOMETIMES SPEAKS GOOD OF ANGER.
  • 00:11:29.140 --> 00:11:31.240
  • LISTEN TO WHAT JESUS SAID IN MATTHEW 5:5,
  • 00:11:31.270 --> 00:11:33.260
  • BLESSED ARE THE MEEK.
  • 00:11:33.290 --> 00:11:36.180
  • NOW THAT WORD MEEK IN GREEK IS THE WORD PRAOTES.
  • 00:11:36.210 --> 00:11:40.210
  • WOULD EVERYBODY SAY PRAOTES?
  • 00:11:40.240 --> 00:11:42.170
  • CONGREGATION: PRAOTES.
  • 00:11:42.200 --> 00:11:44.060
  • - CAN WE HAVE LIKE A LITTLE MORE GUSTO?
  • 00:11:44.090 --> 00:11:47.130
  • WOULD EVERYBODY PLEASE SAY PRAOTES?
  • 00:11:47.160 --> 00:11:49.040
  • CONGREGATION: PRAOTES.
  • 00:11:49.070 --> 00:11:50.180
  • - NOW THAT WORD PRAOTES WAS A GREEK WORD
  • 00:11:50.210 --> 00:11:53.010
  • THAT MATTHEW USED IN MATTHEW 5:5
  • 00:11:53.040 --> 00:11:55.220
  • WHEN JESUS SAID BLESSED ARE THE MEEK.
  • 00:11:55.250 --> 00:11:58.050
  • NOW, THAT WORD 300 YEARS EARLIER WAS DEFINED BY,
  • 00:11:58.080 --> 00:12:03.050
  • FUNNY ENOUGH, A METAPHYSICIAN NAMED ARISTOTLE.
  • 00:12:03.080 --> 00:12:06.140
  • NOW REMEMBER SOCRATES TAUGHT PLATO, PLATO TAUGHT ARISTOTLE,
  • 00:12:06.170 --> 00:12:10.130
  • ARISTOTLE TAUGHT ALEXANDER THE GREAT.
  • 00:12:10.160 --> 00:12:13.070
  • NOW ARISTOTLE SAID, THIS IS HOW HE DEFINED THE WORD PRAOTES,
  • 00:12:13.100 --> 00:12:17.060
  • LISTEN, THE MIDWAY POINT OR THE MEDIAN BETWEEN
  • 00:12:17.090 --> 00:12:21.000
  • EXCESSIVE ANGER AND EXCESSIVE ANGERLESSNESS.
  • 00:12:21.030 --> 00:12:26.060
  • IN OTHER WORDS, HE DEFINED IT AS ALWAYS BEING ANGRY
  • 00:12:26.090 --> 00:12:29.050
  • AT THE RIGHT TIME AND NEVER BEING ANGRY AT THE WRONG TIME.
  • 00:12:29.080 --> 00:12:34.100
  • SO BY THE TIME MATTHEW WROTE
  • 00:12:34.130 --> 00:12:36.090
  • HIS GOSPEL TO THAT GREEK CULTURE,
  • 00:12:36.120 --> 00:12:38.160
  • THEY WOULD HAVE UNDERSTOOD THE WORD MEEK, PRAOTES,
  • 00:12:38.190 --> 00:12:40.260
  • MEANT ALWAYS BEING ANGRY AT THE RIGHT TIME,
  • 00:12:40.290 --> 00:12:42.290
  • NEVER BEING ANGRY AT THE WRONG TIME.
  • 00:12:43.020 --> 00:12:45.100
  • THE BIBLE SAYS BE ANGRY AND SIN NOT,
  • 00:12:45.130 --> 00:12:47.260
  • YOU'VE GOTTA KNOW THE RIGHT TIME WHEN TO BE ANGRY.
  • 00:12:47.290 --> 00:12:51.030
  • SO HERE'S THE DEAL, WHEN WRONG IS
  • 00:12:51.060 --> 00:12:53.040
  • BEING DONE TO ME, ANGER IS NOT GOOD.
  • 00:12:53.070 --> 00:12:58.160
  • BUT WHEN WRONGS ARE BEING DONE TO OTHERS, ANGER CAN BE JUST.
  • 00:12:58.190 --> 00:13:04.270
  • WHEN JESUS WAS BEING CRUCIFIED, HE SHOWED ZERO ANGER.
  • 00:13:05.000 --> 00:13:09.100
  • FATHER, FORGIVE THEM, BUT WHEN JESUS SAW HIS SHEEP
  • 00:13:09.130 --> 00:13:14.200
  • GETTING RIPPED OFF IN THE TEMPLE
  • 00:13:14.230 --> 00:13:16.070
  • AND THEY WERE EMPTYING THEIR POCKETS
  • 00:13:16.100 --> 00:13:18.010
  • TO FILL THE COFFERS OF THESE PAGAN PRIESTS IN EFFECT,
  • 00:13:18.040 --> 00:13:22.190
  • HE WAS FURIOUS BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE GETTING GYPPED OFF,
  • 00:13:22.220 --> 00:13:26.030
  • THEY WERE GETTING RIPPED OFF.
  • 00:13:26.060 --> 00:13:27.290
  • SO ALL I'M TRYING TO SAY IS WHEN IT
  • 00:13:28.020 --> 00:13:30.150
  • COMES TO FORGIVING PEOPLE THAT YOU DON'T AGREE WITH,
  • 00:13:30.180 --> 00:13:33.010
  • WHAT YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER IS THERE
  • 00:13:33.040 --> 00:13:34.210
  • CAN BE A GOOD TIME TO GET ANGRY,
  • 00:13:34.240 --> 00:13:36.050
  • THERE'S ALSO A BAD TIME TO GET ANGRY.
  • 00:13:36.080 --> 00:13:37.180
  • BUT LISTEN, THIS IS THE STICKY IDEA,
  • 00:13:37.210 --> 00:13:39.220
  • THE BIBLE NEVER TALKS GOOD ABOUT BITTERNESS, NEVER ONCE.
  • 00:13:39.250 --> 00:13:46.190
  • OH, ANGER CAN BE RIGHTEOUS, THE BIBLE SAYS,
  • 00:13:46.220 --> 00:13:48.240
  • BUT IT NEVER ONCE SPEAKS HIGHLY OF BITTERNESS.
  • 00:13:48.270 --> 00:13:53.250
  • THE BIBLE SAYS EXTIRPATE THE ROOT OF BITTERNESS,
  • 00:13:53.280 --> 00:13:57.070
  • DO NOT LET THE ROOT OF BITTERNESS GROW INSIDE OF YOU,
  • 00:13:57.100 --> 00:14:00.190
  • THE NEW TESTAMENT SAYS.
  • 00:14:00.220 --> 00:14:02.090
  • BITTERNESS IS NOT OKAY, SO HERE'S THE REALITY.
  • 00:14:02.120 --> 00:14:06.060
  • THE LORD HAS NOT CALLED US TO BE LIKE THE DEVIL,
  • 00:14:06.090 --> 00:14:08.220
  • REMEMBER THE WORD DEVIL IS A JUDICIAL TERM,
  • 00:14:08.250 --> 00:14:10.270
  • IT MEANS PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OR ACCUSER.
  • 00:14:11.000 --> 00:14:14.030
  • HE'S NOT CALLED US TO BE ACCUSERS, TO GUILT PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:14.060 --> 00:14:17.220
  • THE LORD HAS CALLED US TO BE LIKE GOD, WHAT IS GOD LIKE?
  • 00:14:17.250 --> 00:14:20.080
  • I'M ABOUT TO BLOW YOUR MINDS, NOT ME, THE BIBLE IS, LISTEN.
  • 00:14:20.110 --> 00:14:23.140
  • EXODUS 34, VERSE SIX THROUGH SEVEN,
  • 00:14:23.170 --> 00:14:26.030
  • YOU'VE GOT TO HEAR THIS AND I'LL TELL YOU WHY,
  • 00:14:26.060 --> 00:14:27.110
  • THIS WILL BLOW YOUR MIND, THIS IS HOW GOD IS DESCRIBED.
  • 00:14:27.140 --> 00:14:29.270
  • EXODUS 34, SIX AND SEVEN,
  • 00:14:30.000 --> 00:14:33.010
  • "AND THE LORD PASSED BY BEFORE HIM,
  • 00:14:33.040 --> 00:14:35.190
  • MOSES, AND PROCLAIMED, THE LORD,
  • 00:14:35.220 --> 00:14:39.110
  • THE LORD GOD, MERCIFUL AND GRACIOUS,
  • 00:14:39.140 --> 00:14:43.190
  • LONG SUFFERING, AND ABUNDANT IN GOODNESS AND TRUTH,
  • 00:14:43.220 --> 00:14:47.030
  • KEEPING MERCY FOR THOUSANDS,
  • 00:14:47.060 --> 00:14:49.150
  • FORGIVING INIQUITY AND TRANSGRESSION AND SIN."
  • 00:14:49.180 --> 00:14:53.040
  • OKAY, SO THAT'S EXODUS 34:6 THROUGH SEVEN, WHAT DOES IT SAY?
  • 00:14:53.070 --> 00:14:56.090
  • GOD KEEPS MERCY FOR THOUSANDS AND HE FORGIVES
  • 00:14:56.120 --> 00:15:01.190
  • INIQUITY, TRANSGRESSION, AND SIN, HERE'S THE MINDBLOWER.
  • 00:15:01.220 --> 00:15:04.180
  • THAT PASSAGE, EXODUS 34:6 THROUGH SEVEN, DRUM ROLL PLEASE,
  • 00:15:04.210 --> 00:15:08.220
  • I NEED A DRUM ROLL FOR THIS, THIS IS TOO BIG.
  • 00:15:08.250 --> 00:15:12.090
  • THAT PASSAGE IS THE MOST QUOTED VERSE
  • 00:15:12.120 --> 00:15:17.120
  • IN THE BIBLE BY THE BIBLE.
  • 00:15:17.150 --> 00:15:22.230
  • THE BIBLICAL AUTHORS, REMEMBER THE BIBLE IS MADE UP
  • 00:15:22.260 --> 00:15:25.080
  • OF 1.189 CHAPTERS, WRITTEN 66 BOOKS BY 40 AUTHORS.
  • 00:15:25.110 --> 00:15:31.130
  • THIS BOOK, THE BIBLICAL AUTHORS QUOTE THAT PASSAGE
  • 00:15:31.160 --> 00:15:35.150
  • THAT GOD IS MERCIFUL TO THOUSANDS
  • 00:15:35.180 --> 00:15:37.140
  • AND FORGIVING INIQUITY, TRANSGRESSION, AND SIN.
  • 00:15:37.170 --> 00:15:39.280
  • THIS PASSAGE IS THE MOST QUOTED VERSE
  • 00:15:40.010 --> 00:15:42.090
  • IN THE BIBLE BY THE BIBLE.
  • 00:15:42.120 --> 00:15:44.050
  • SO WHAT JOHN 3:16 IS TO THE CHURCH,
  • 00:15:44.080 --> 00:15:47.260
  • EXODUS 34:6 AND SEVEN IS TO JEWISH CULTURE.
  • 00:15:47.290 --> 00:15:51.290
  • WHICH IS FUNNY BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE DEFINE CHRISTIANITY
  • 00:15:52.020 --> 00:15:54.120
  • AS DON'T SMOKE, DON'T CHEW, DON'T GO WITH GIRLS WHO DO.
  • 00:15:54.150 --> 00:16:00.140
  • BUT SINCE WHEN ARE WE SUPPOSED TO
  • 00:16:00.170 --> 00:16:01.200
  • BE DEFINED BY WHAT WE DON'T DO?
  • 00:16:01.230 --> 00:16:03.290
  • I WANNA BE DEFINED BY WHAT I AM DOING.
  • 00:16:04.020 --> 00:16:07.050
  • AND THE BIBLE HAS CALLED US TO BE DEFINED
  • 00:16:07.080 --> 00:16:09.050
  • BY WHAT WE'RE PROACTIVELY DOING BY OUR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER.
  • 00:16:09.080 --> 00:16:13.200
  • THIS IS WHAT MICAH 6:8 SAYS, IN ONE TRANSLATION,
  • 00:16:13.230 --> 00:16:15.250
  • "HE HAS SHOWN YOU, OH MORTAL."
  • 00:16:15.280 --> 00:16:17.200
  • I LOVE THAT PHRASE, JUST SOUNDS STAR TREKKIE.
  • 00:16:17.230 --> 00:16:19.150
  • HE HAS SHOWN YOU, OH MORTAL.
  • 00:16:19.180 --> 00:16:22.070
  • WHAT IS GOOD IN WHAT THE LORD REQUIRES OF YOU?
  • 00:16:22.100 --> 00:16:24.000
  • TO DO JUSTLY, TO LOVE MERCY, TO WALK HUMBLY WITH YOUR GOD,
  • 00:16:24.030 --> 00:16:28.160
  • BE HUMBLE OR YOU'LL STUMBLE.
  • 00:16:28.190 --> 00:16:30.020
  • ALWAYS EAT HUMBLE PIE, IT'S NON FATTENING.
  • 00:16:30.050 --> 00:16:32.140
  • BUT IT SAYS LOVE MERCY, LOVE MERCY,
  • 00:16:32.170 --> 00:16:35.120
  • DON'T JUST FACEBOOK POKE LIKE MERCY, LOVE MERCY.
  • 00:16:35.150 --> 00:16:39.190
  • WHAT IF INSTEAD OF EVERY TIME WE WERE INJURED,
  • 00:16:39.220 --> 00:16:42.060
  • WE DID NOT LOATHE THE OBSTACLE OF BEING MALTREATED
  • 00:16:42.090 --> 00:16:46.020
  • BUT RATHER WE LOVED THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW MERCY?
  • 00:16:46.050 --> 00:16:50.000
  • WHAT IF EVERY TIME WE WERE WRONGED, WE WERE LIKE YES!
  • 00:16:50.030 --> 00:16:53.160
  • KIND OF LIKE THAT NEW THOR TRAILER, IT LOOKS SO FUNNY.
  • 00:16:53.190 --> 00:16:56.050
  • WHEN THOR SEES, YOU KNOW WHEN HE'S IN THE ARENA
  • 00:16:56.080 --> 00:16:58.120
  • AND HE'S FIGHTING THE GREAT HULK
  • 00:16:58.150 --> 00:17:01.040
  • AND HE'S LIKE YES, WE'RE FRIENDS FROM WORK.
  • 00:17:01.070 --> 00:17:04.280
  • THAT'S HOW WE'RE TO BE, WHEN WE'RE IN THE BATTLE,
  • 00:17:05.010 --> 00:17:07.070
  • WHEN PEOPLE ARE ABOUT TO FIGHT AGAINST US,
  • 00:17:07.100 --> 00:17:08.280
  • WE'RE LIKE YES, I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW MERCY
  • 00:17:09.010 --> 00:17:12.100
  • AND I GET TO BE LIKE GOD.
  • 00:17:12.130 --> 00:17:13.250
  • IS THERE ANY BETTER THING THAN TO ACT LIKE A CHILD OF GOD
  • 00:17:13.280 --> 00:17:17.040
  • AND HE IS DEFINED BY HIS MERCY AND HIS FORGIVENESS,
  • 00:17:17.070 --> 00:17:21.090
  • MORE THAN ANY OTHER ATTRIBUTE IN THE BIBLE,
  • 00:17:21.120 --> 00:17:24.150
  • THAT'S WHAT HE'S CONTINUOUSLY QUOTED AS DOING.
  • 00:17:24.180 --> 00:17:28.180
  • AND I DON'T LOATHE THE OBSTACLE OF BEING MALTREATED,
  • 00:17:28.210 --> 00:17:32.220
  • I LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW MERCY.
  • 00:17:32.250 --> 00:17:37.220
  • SO WHAT IF EVERY TIME WE WERE WRONGED,
  • 00:17:37.250 --> 00:17:39.150
  • WE SAW THAT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOVE?
  • 00:17:39.180 --> 00:17:41.280
  • EVEN WHEN THE PEOPLE THAT WE'RE TALKING TO
  • 00:17:42.010 --> 00:17:44.280
  • DIDN'T HAVE COFFEE?
  • 00:17:45.010 --> 00:17:47.060
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:17:47.090 --> 00:17:49.160
  • BEFORE COFFEE, HATES EVERYBODY.
  • 00:17:49.190 --> 00:17:52.270
  • AFTER COFFEE, FEELS GOOD ABOUT HATING EVERYBODY.
  • 00:17:53.000 --> 00:17:57.180
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:17:57.210 --> 00:18:00.230
  • I'M LIKE THE ONLY MILLENNIAL WHO DOESN'T DRINK COFFEE,
  • 00:18:00.260 --> 00:18:02.240
  • I THINK I'D BE UNBEARABLE IF I DRANK COFFEE.
  • 00:18:02.270 --> 00:18:04.250
  • BY THE WAY, WHY DID THE COFFEE GO TO THE POLICE?
  • 00:18:04.280 --> 00:18:09.160
  • WHY DID THE COFFEE GO TO THE POLICE?
  • 00:18:09.190 --> 00:18:11.280
  • BECAUSE IT GOT MUGGED.
  • 00:18:12.010 --> 00:18:13.280
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:18:14.010 --> 00:18:19.260
  • I THINK I TOLD YOU GUYS THIS, I READ THIS THE OTHER DAY,
  • 00:18:19.290 --> 00:18:23.280
  • LAUGHING MORE THAN 100 TO 200 TIMES, WHAT?
  • 00:18:24.010 --> 00:18:27.020
  • IT HAS THE SAME EFFECT ON YOUR BODY AS A 10 MINUTE JOG,
  • 00:18:27.050 --> 00:18:29.160
  • HAVE BETTER ABS, LAUGH AT MY JOKES.
  • 00:18:29.190 --> 00:18:33.200
  • I SUPPOSE YOU'D GET THE BEST WORKOUT LAUGHING WHILE RUNNING
  • 00:18:33.230 --> 00:18:36.110
  • BUT YOU'D LOOK LIKE A MANIAC, ANYWAYS.
  • 00:18:36.140 --> 00:18:41.030
  • LET'S LOOK AT WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT FORGIVING.
  • 00:18:41.060 --> 00:18:42.220
  • MATTHEW 18, VERSE 21, JESUS PUTS THE STUD
  • 00:18:42.250 --> 00:18:45.230
  • BACK IN BIBLE STUDY.
  • 00:18:45.260 --> 00:18:50.210
  • AND WE'RE GONNA PUT THE DYING BACK IN STUDYING,
  • 00:18:50.240 --> 00:18:52.260
  • SOMETIMES STUDYING ISN'T EASY.
  • 00:18:52.290 --> 00:18:54.150
  • PAUL SAID STUDY TO THE POINT OF EXHAUSTION,
  • 00:18:54.180 --> 00:18:56.030
  • THAT'S WHAT HE TOLD TIMOTHY.
  • 00:18:56.060 --> 00:18:58.010
  • THAT'S WHY THE WORD DYING IS IN STUDYING.
  • 00:18:58.040 --> 00:19:01.170
  • SOMETIMES THAT'S HOW IT FEELS.
  • 00:19:01.200 --> 00:19:02.290
  • SO WE'RE GONNA STUDY THIS PASSAGE.
  • 00:19:03.020 --> 00:19:04.070
  • BY THE WAY, IS ANYONE HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME?
  • 00:19:04.100 --> 00:19:05.200
  • RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU'RE HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME,
  • 00:19:05.230 --> 00:19:07.040
  • OH IT'S SO GOOD TO SEE YOU ALL,
  • 00:19:07.070 --> 00:19:08.290
  • I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE STUDYING WITH US FOR THE FIRST TIME.
  • 00:19:09.020 --> 00:19:11.020
  • NOW WE'D LOVE FOR YOU TO COME UP AND SING US A SONG.
  • 00:19:11.050 --> 00:19:14.050
  • JOKING, OH I LOVE HOW YOU WERE
  • 00:19:14.080 --> 00:19:15.270
  • ACTUALLY GONNA DO IT, THAT'S COURAGE.
  • 00:19:16.000 --> 00:19:18.230
  • ANYWAYS, WE HOPE YOU FEEL LOVED.
  • 00:19:18.260 --> 00:19:20.220
  • MATTHEW 18:21 AND 22, LOOK AT WHAT THIS SAYS.
  • 00:19:20.250 --> 00:19:24.180
  • "THEN PETER CAME TO HIM AND SAID,
  • 00:19:24.210 --> 00:19:27.160
  • 'LORD, HOW OFTEN SHALL MY BROTHER SIN AGAINST ME
  • 00:19:27.190 --> 00:19:30.020
  • AND I FORGIVE HIM, UP TO SEVEN TIMES?'"
  • 00:19:30.050 --> 00:19:34.120
  • JESUS SAID TO HIM, VERSE 22,
  • 00:19:34.150 --> 00:19:36.020
  • "I DO NOT SAY TO YOU UP TO SEVEN TIMES
  • 00:19:36.050 --> 00:19:39.060
  • BUT UP TO SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN."
  • 00:19:39.090 --> 00:19:42.170
  • NOW REMEMBER, IF YOU TAKE A TEXT OUT OF ITS CONTEXT,
  • 00:19:42.200 --> 00:19:45.030
  • YOU'RE ONLY LEFT WITH A CON RATHER THAN A PRO.
  • 00:19:45.060 --> 00:19:48.150
  • IF YOU TAKE THE TEXT OUT OF CONTEXT,
  • 00:19:48.180 --> 00:19:50.060
  • YOU GET A CON RATHER THAN A PRO
  • 00:19:50.090 --> 00:19:52.190
  • AND IT IS A CON ARTIST STEALING YOUR JOY.
  • 00:19:52.220 --> 00:19:56.050
  • NOW, THE CONTEXT OF THIS PASSAGE IS THE JEWISH RABBIS,
  • 00:19:56.080 --> 00:19:59.070
  • REMEMBER JESUS AND PETER WERE JEWISH
  • 00:19:59.100 --> 00:20:01.020
  • AND THEY TAUGHT THAT YOU WERE NOT
  • 00:20:01.050 --> 00:20:02.270
  • SUPPOSED TO FORGIVE MORE THAN THREE TIMES, WHY?
  • 00:20:03.000 --> 00:20:06.290
  • BECAUSE IN THE OPENING CHAPTERS OF THE BOOK OF AMOS,
  • 00:20:07.020 --> 00:20:10.070
  • THERE'S VARIOUS CONDEMNATIONS ON THE NATIONS
  • 00:20:10.100 --> 00:20:13.020
  • FOR THREE TRANSGRESSIONS AND FOR FOUR.
  • 00:20:13.050 --> 00:20:16.250
  • SO FOR THREE TRANSGRESSIONS AND FOR FOUR,
  • 00:20:16.280 --> 00:20:19.270
  • I WILL PUNISH DAMASCUS AND GAZA
  • 00:20:20.000 --> 00:20:21.290
  • AND TYRE AND EDOM AND AMMON AND MOAB.
  • 00:20:22.020 --> 00:20:25.120
  • THOSE ARE THE FIRST THREE CHAPTERS OF THE BOOK OF AMOS.
  • 00:20:25.150 --> 00:20:28.060
  • FOR THREE TRANSGRESSIONS AND FOR FOUR, I WILL PUNISH YOU.
  • 00:20:28.090 --> 00:20:32.210
  • THAT WAS JEWISH THEOLOGY,
  • 00:20:32.240 --> 00:20:34.070
  • THEY SAID IF GOD FORGIVES THREE TIMES
  • 00:20:34.100 --> 00:20:37.040
  • BUT PUNISHES ON THE FOURTH TRANSGRESSION,
  • 00:20:37.070 --> 00:20:39.250
  • WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO FORGIVE MORE THAN THREE TIMES.
  • 00:20:39.280 --> 00:20:44.240
  • SO WHAT DOES PETER DO?
  • 00:20:44.270 --> 00:20:46.020
  • PETER KNOWS JESUS IS REALLY NICE,
  • 00:20:46.050 --> 00:20:48.170
  • SO HE SAYS OKAY, JESUS, I'M GONNA BE REALLY GRACIOUS HERE,
  • 00:20:48.200 --> 00:20:52.270
  • HOW MANY TIMES SHOULD I FORGIVE SOMEONE I DON'T AGREE WITH?
  • 00:20:53.000 --> 00:20:55.190
  • HOW MANY TIMES SHOULD I FORGIVE SOMEBODY WHO INJURES ME?
  • 00:20:55.220 --> 00:20:57.170
  • HOW MANY TIMES SHOULD I FORGIVE SOMEBODY WHO WRONGS ME?
  • 00:20:57.200 --> 00:21:00.260
  • HOW MANY TIMES SHOULD I FORGIVE, SEVEN?
  • 00:21:00.290 --> 00:21:04.050
  • AND WITH EAGER SELF-SATISFACTION,
  • 00:21:04.080 --> 00:21:05.130
  • NO DOUBT PETER IS EXPECTING TO BE PATTED ON THE BACK.
  • 00:21:05.160 --> 00:21:08.130
  • BECAUSE HE TAKES THE RABBINIC THREE,
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  • MULTIPLIES IT BY TWO, FOR GOOD MEASURE ADDS ONE
  • 00:21:10.200 --> 00:21:14.080
  • AND WITH EAGER SELF-SATISFACTION HE'S LIKE,
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  • YEAH I SHOULD FORGIVE SEVEN TIMES, RIGHT LORD?
  • 00:21:16.060 --> 00:21:19.020
  • AND HE'S EXPECTING APPLAUSE, NO DOUBT.
  • 00:21:19.050 --> 00:21:21.030
  • BUT JESUS SAYS, NO, PETER, SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN.
  • 00:21:21.060 --> 00:21:26.290
  • THAT'S HOW MUCH I WANT YOU TO FORGIVE, SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN.
  • 00:21:27.020 --> 00:21:31.140
  • THAT'S WHAT PAUL WAS GETTING AT,
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  • WHEN HE SAID IN FIRST CORINTHIANS 13
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  • LOVE KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS.
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  • THE QUICKEST WAY TO BE MISERABLE IS TO KEEP
  • 00:21:40.230 --> 00:21:42.250
  • A RUNNING TALLY OF THE WRONGS THAT WERE DONE TO YOU.
  • 00:21:42.280 --> 00:21:45.280
  • BY THE WAY, THAT PHRASE, LOVE KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS
  • 00:21:46.010 --> 00:21:48.020
  • IN FIRST CORINTHIANS 13 IN GREEK IS THE WORD LOGIZESTHAI
  • 00:21:48.050 --> 00:21:52.190
  • AND IT WAS ACTUALLY AN ACCOUNTANT'S, A BANKER'S TERM,
  • 00:21:52.220 --> 00:21:56.070
  • AND IT MEANT LITERALLY, TO STORE UP ITEMS IN A LEDGER.
  • 00:21:56.100 --> 00:22:01.250
  • HAVE YOU EVER MET SOMEBODY WHO'S SO GOOD
  • 00:22:01.280 --> 00:22:04.000
  • AT KEEPING TRACK OF THE WRONGS THAT WERE DONE TO HIM,
  • 00:22:04.030 --> 00:22:06.220
  • THE WRONGS THAT WERE DONE TO HER,
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  • THAT THEY'RE AS SCRUPULOUS AS AN ACCOUNTANT?
  • 00:22:08.080 --> 00:22:10.170
  • JUST LIKE TAKING TRACK, KEEPING TRACK,
  • 00:22:10.200 --> 00:22:13.090
  • TAKING NOTE OF EVERY WRONG EVER DONE.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS DON'T DO THAT, LOVE DOES NOT LOGIZESTHAI,
  • 00:22:17.140 --> 00:22:22.010
  • IT DOES NOT KEEP UP A LEDGER OF WRONGS RECEIVED,
  • 00:22:22.040 --> 00:22:25.050
  • IT DOES NOT REMEMBER THE ILLS THAT WERE DONE.
  • 00:22:25.080 --> 00:22:28.290
  • LOVE BELIEVES ALL THINGS,
  • 00:22:29.020 --> 00:22:31.290
  • LOVE KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS, GET RID OF THE LEDGER.
  • 00:22:32.020 --> 00:22:35.200
  • THE QUICKEST WAY TO BE MISERABLE IS TO KEEP
  • 00:22:35.230 --> 00:22:38.180
  • A RUNNING TALLY OF WRONGS THAT WERE DONE TO YOU,
  • 00:22:38.210 --> 00:22:41.100
  • WRONGS THAT WERE DONE TO ME.
  • 00:22:41.130 --> 00:22:45.030
  • THIS SEEMS LIKE A GREAT PLACE TO HIT THE PAUSE BUTTON TODAY
  • 00:22:45.060 --> 00:22:48.040
  • BUT LET'S TAKE IN A SNEAK PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
  • 00:22:48.070 --> 00:22:51.060
  • AND A QUICK CLIP WITH RESPECT TO WHAT
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO SEE IN OUR UPCOMING EPISODE.
  • 00:22:53.120 --> 00:22:57.180
  • JESUS WAS TEACHING THAT THERE IS
  • 00:22:57.210 --> 00:22:59.280
  • SUCH A THING AS DIGNIFIED LOVE.
  • 00:23:00.030 --> 00:23:03.190
  • IN OTHER WORDS, LOVE IS NOT JUST BEING A DOORMAT,
  • 00:23:03.220 --> 00:23:06.020
  • THAT'S NOT GONNA WORK WELL FOR YOU.
  • 00:23:06.050 --> 00:23:08.080
  • PEOPLE CAN'T MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT,
  • 00:23:08.110 --> 00:23:10.250
  • LIKE YOU CAN JUST LET PEOPLE WALK OVER YOU ALL THE TIME
  • 00:23:10.280 --> 00:23:13.220
  • BUT THAT'S NOT GONNA GO VERY WELL, THERE'S A THIRD WAY.
  • 00:23:13.250 --> 00:23:17.200
  • SOME PEOPLE THINK IT'S ALL ABOUT AGGRESSION,
  • 00:23:17.230 --> 00:23:19.220
  • OTHER PEOPLE THINK IT'S ALL ABOUT BEING PASSIVE AND WEAK,
  • 00:23:19.250 --> 00:23:22.190
  • BUT JESUS TAUGHT THIRD WAY WISDOM.
  • 00:23:22.220 --> 00:23:25.080
  • JESUS WAS SO WISE, HE'S LIKE THERE'S A BETTER WAY TO LIVE,
  • 00:23:25.110 --> 00:23:29.080
  • YOU CAN LIVE WITH A DIGNIFIED LOVE.
  • 00:23:29.110 --> 00:23:31.210
  • MAHATMA GANDHI ACTUALLY TOOK THESE TEACHINGS TO HEART,
  • 00:23:31.240 --> 00:23:34.060
  • HE CALLED IT SOUL POWER.
  • 00:23:34.090 --> 00:23:36.110
  • WHEN HE ACTUALLY WENT ON THE SALT MARCH
  • 00:23:36.140 --> 00:23:38.020
  • AND DISOBEYED THE ENGLISH AND TURNED THE OTHER CHEEK
  • 00:23:38.050 --> 00:23:40.220
  • AND THEY SAILED AWAY IN THEIR SHIPS
  • 00:23:40.250 --> 00:23:42.100
  • BECAUSE THEY WERE TIRED OF OPPRESSING
  • 00:23:42.130 --> 00:23:44.060
  • INDIANS WHO WOULDN'T FIGHT BACK.
  • 00:23:44.090 --> 00:23:46.040
  • AND YET GANDHI WAS ALWAYS LIKE TRYING TO BE DIGNIFIED,
  • 00:23:46.070 --> 00:23:47.270
  • SAME WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
  • 00:23:48.000 --> 00:23:50.000
  • HE STOOD UP FOR HIS PEOPLE BUT HE DID IT IN A LOVING WAY.
  • 00:23:50.030 --> 00:23:53.000
  • THEY CALLED IT NONVIOLENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
  • 00:23:53.030 --> 00:23:57.050
  • AND THEY GOT THAT TEACHING FROM JESUS.
  • 00:23:57.080 --> 00:23:59.180
  • AND I THINK THAT'S THE WAY TO LIVE.
  • 00:23:59.210 --> 00:24:00.270
  • IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE WALKED ON BY PEOPLE,
  • 00:24:01.000 --> 00:24:04.040
  • I'VE SEEN PEOPLE WHO JUST GET WALKED ON.
  • 00:24:04.070 --> 00:24:05.210
  • NOR DOES IT MEAN YOU'RE ALWAYS BITTER,
  • 00:24:05.240 --> 00:24:07.290
  • I'VE SEEN PEOPLE WHO ARE BITTER
  • 00:24:08.020 --> 00:24:09.080
  • AND I'VE GONE BOTH DIRECTIONS.
  • 00:24:09.110 --> 00:24:11.090
  • BUT THE TRUTH IS THE LORD HAS CALLED US TO THIRD WAY WISDOM,
  • 00:24:11.120 --> 00:24:14.120
  • TO TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK, GOING THE EXTRA MILE,
  • 00:24:14.150 --> 00:24:16.230
  • GIVING THE TUNIC TOO, IT'S THIRD WAY WISDOM.
  • 00:24:16.260 --> 00:24:19.270
  • AND THEN YOU GIVE YOUR OPPRESSOR, LISTEN,
  • 00:24:20.000 --> 00:24:22.120
  • THIS IS THE KEY,
  • 00:24:22.150 --> 00:24:23.150
  • YOU GIVE YOUR OPPRESSOR A CHANCE TO BE REMORSEFUL.
  • 00:24:23.180 --> 00:24:28.140
  • ONE OF THE KEYS TO HAPPINESS AND HOPE IS A BAD MEMORY.
  • 00:24:28.170 --> 00:24:33.040
  • LOVE KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS,
  • 00:24:33.070 --> 00:24:36.020
  • LOVE COVERS A MULTITUDE OF SINS.
  • 00:24:36.050 --> 00:24:38.240
  • FORGET ABOUT THE WRONGS THAT WERE DONE TO YOU IN THE PAST
  • 00:24:38.270 --> 00:24:41.120
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  • PERHAPS YOU FEELS LIKE A GASOLINE ENGINE
  • 00:25:26.010 --> 00:25:27.260
  • RUNNING ON DIESEL.
  • 00:25:27.290 --> 00:25:30.120
  • OR LIKE YOU'RE NOT MOVING THROUGH TIME
  • 00:25:30.150 --> 00:25:32.080
  • BUT TIME IS MOVING THROUGH YOU
  • 00:25:32.110 --> 00:25:34.280
  • OR LIKE LIFE IS A SONG AND YOU FORGOT THE TUNE.
  • 00:25:35.010 --> 00:25:40.160
  • DURING WORSHIP SERVICES, WE SING SONGS TO GOD.
  • 00:25:40.190 --> 00:25:46.170
  • BUT DID YOU KNOW GOD SINGS BACK TO US?
  • 00:25:46.200 --> 00:25:49.250
  • IN THE BIBLE, ZEPHANIAH SAYS THAT GOD
  • 00:25:49.280 --> 00:25:52.210
  • GETS SO HAPPY WHEN HE THINKS ABOUT YOU,
  • 00:25:52.240 --> 00:25:55.230
  • THAT HE BUSTS OUT IN SONG.
  • 00:25:55.260 --> 00:25:58.100
  • (SERENE MUSIC)
  • 00:25:58.130 --> 00:26:04.270
  • ARIANA GRANDE AIN'T GOT NOTHING ON HIS ANGEL PIPES.
  • 00:26:05.000 --> 00:26:11.200
  • (MELANCHOLY PIANO MUSIC)
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  • NO MATTER HOW DAMAGED YOU FEEL,
  • 00:26:15.150 --> 00:26:17.100
  • THE BIBLE SAYS YOU ARE GOD'S MASTERPIECE,
  • 00:26:17.130 --> 00:26:21.040
  • HIS POIEMA, FROM WHICH WE GET OUR WORD POEM.
  • 00:26:21.070 --> 00:26:25.230
  • AND GOD SINGS OVER YOU, HIS POETRY IN MOTION,
  • 00:26:25.260 --> 00:26:30.120
  • TURNING THE MINOR NOTES OF YOUR TRAGEDY INTO A SYMPHONY.
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  • ("ODE TO JOY")
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  • SO KNOW THIS, LIFE IS LIKE A PIANO.
  • 00:26:43.080 --> 00:26:46.220
  • THE WHITE KEYS REPRESENT JOY, BLACK SHOWS SADNESS.
  • 00:26:46.250 --> 00:26:53.050
  • AS YOU GO THROUGH LIFE, REMEMBER, BLACK
  • 00:26:53.080 --> 00:26:56.070
  • KEYS MAKE MUSIC TOO.
  • 00:26:56.100 --> 00:27:00.060
  • (CALM PIANO MUSIC)
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  • UNTIL NEXT TIME HOPE GENERATORS, CIAO FOR NOW.
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