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How To Forgive Part 1

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September 17, 2017
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Hope Generation with Ben Courson

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How To Forgive Part 1

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  • - BEN COURSON: YOU'RE WATCHING HOPE
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  • GENERATION WITH YOURS TRULY, BEN COURSON.
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  • TO FORGIVE IS TO SET A PRISONER FREE, AND THEN
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  • 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 GOING TO LEARN HOW TO
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  • FORGIVE, 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
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  • KILL HIMSELF.
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  • "STOP!," I SAID.
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  • "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."
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  • I SAID, "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."
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  • I SAID, "OH, GREAT. SO AM I."
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  • I SAID, "ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN CATHOLIC OR ARE
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  • 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
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  • BAPTIST OR ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN
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  • 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, "ARE YOU A
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  • CHRISTIAN PROTESTANT BAPTIST CHURCH OF GOD, OR
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  • 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
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  • BAPTIST REFORMED CHURCH OF GOD."
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  • I SAID, "OH, GREAT. SO AM I."
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  • I SAID, "ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN PROTESTANT
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  • BAPTIST 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
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  • BAPTIST REFORMED CHURCH OF GOD REFORMATION OF 1915."
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  • AND WHEN HE SAID THAT LAST PART, I KICKED HIM
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  • OFF THE BRIDGE AND SAID, "DIE, YOU HERETIC SCUM!
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  • YOU'RE OF THE REFORMATION OF 1915?
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  • HOW DARE YOU! DIE."
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  • THAT WAS A LITTLE OVER KILL, WASN'T IT?
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • THAT STORY DID NOT HAPPEN BY THE WAY.
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  • IF IT DID, I WOULD BE WRITING PRISON EPISTLES
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  • TO YOU LIKE PAUL TONIGHT, BUT BE THAT AS IT MAY THE
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  • TRUTH THAT I'M TRYING TO SAY THROUGH THAT PARABLE
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  • MODERN DAY IS THAT WE LIVE IN A VERY
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  • DIVIDED CHURCH. WE DO.
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  • AND WHEN I SAY THE CHURCH, I MEAN THE
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  • GLOBAL CHURCH.
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  • JUST LIKE OUR COUNTRY, WE'RE NOT TECHNICALLY THE
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  • 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, WE'VE
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  • SEEN OUR COUNTRY MORE DIVIDED ARGUABLY THAN
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  • WE'VE BEEN SINCE THE DAYS OF NON.
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  • BUT LET ME SAY THIS, THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY
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  • 41.000 DENOMINATIONS IN CHRISTIANITY TODAY.
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  • THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 41.000 DENOMINATIONS IN
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  • CHRISTIANITY TODAY.
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  • NOW, THE PROBLEM I HAVE WITH THIS IS THAT WE LIVE
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  • IN A CHURCH THAT JESUS ESTABLISHED IN JOHN 17:21
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  • WHEN THIS WAS HIS PRAYER, FATHER, LET THEM--
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  • SPEAKING OF HIS DISCIPLES, HIS FOLLOWERS--
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  • LET THEM ALL BE ONE.
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  • NOT 41.000.
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  • NOT DIVIDED BY 95 THESES AS GREAT AS THOSE WERE
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  • 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 IN ORANGE
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  • COUNTY ON MONDAY, KLAMATH FALLS SATURDAY,
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  • EUGENE YESTERDAY, APPLEGATE TONIGHT, SALT
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  • LAKE CITY WEDNESDAY.
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  • I GET TO GO AROUND AND SEE SO MANY DIFFERENT
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  • EXPRESSIONS OF THE CHURCH.
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  • AND KIND OF BEING AN AMBASSADOR FOR THE
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  • KINGDOM OF GOD, WHAT I REALLY AM FINDING IS THAT
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  • WE NEED THE WHOLE BODY OF CHRIST, NOT JUST A
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  • FROZEN CHOSEN.
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  • WE ALL NEED EACH OTHER.
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  • 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.
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  • THAT'S WHAT I WAS BORN FOR.
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  • I BELIEVE THAT THE BIBLE CHARACTER I MOST RELATE
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  • TO -- IS BARNABAS FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS.
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  • THE BIBLE SAID HE WAS THE SON OF ENCOURAGEMENT, AND
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  • THAT'S MY GOAL, TO BE A SON OF ENCOURAGEMENT
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  • EVERY WEEK TO ENCOURAGE YOU BECAUSE I BELIEVE
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  • 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 COME
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  • FROM DIFFERENT CHURCHES ON MONDAY NIGHT, AND I
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  • LOVE HOW WE WERE CALLED TO BE A FULFILLMENT OF
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  • JESUS' PRAYER WHEN HE PRAYED, FATHER, LET MY
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  • FOLLOWERS BE ONE
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  • BECAUSE TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK.
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  • COME ON!
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  • [ CHEERS ]
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  • WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER BECAUSE IF WE DON'T, WE
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  • ARE ACTUALLY ANTITHETICAL TO THE PRAYER AND
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  • SUPPLICATION THAT JESUS LIFTED UP TO HIS FATHER.
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  • SO WHAT I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT TONIGHT IS
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  • 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
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  • 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 THE SAME
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  • POLITICAL OPINIONS.
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  • FORGIVE PEOPLE WHO LIVE A TOTALLY DIFFERENT
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  • LIFESTYLE AS YOU.
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  • FORGIVE EVERYBODY BECAUSE JESUS CALLED US TO UNITY.
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  • I LOVE MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR, ONE OF MY
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  • FAVORITE GUYS EVER.
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  • BILLY GRAHAM SAID THAT WHEN HE DIED, A PROPHET
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  • 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 JUNIOR IN HIS DAY IT WAS
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  • PERHAPS MORE THAN, YOU KNOW, IN THE PAST 100
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  • YEARS IT WAS RACE THAT DIVIDED OUR COUNTRY.
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  • AND HE SAID, "I HAVE A DREAM THAT ONE DAY MEN
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  • AND WOMEN WILL NOT BE JUDGED BY THE COLOR OF
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  • THEIR SKIN BUT BY THE CONTENT OF
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  • THEIR CHARACTER."
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  • AND MY DREAM FOR US IS NOT THE 95 THESES WHICH
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  • WE NEEDED 500 YEARS AGO, AND THEN SINCE THE
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  • PROTESTANT REFORMATION OF THE 1500'S WE HAVE NEVER
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  • STOPPED PROTESTING.
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  • THAT'S WHERE THE WORD PROTESTANT COMES FROM, PROTESTING.
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  • AND WE PROTEST AGAINST EACH OTHER, AND IF I
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  • DON'T LIKE WHAT YOU'RE DOING, I'M GOING TO START
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  • A CHURCH DOWN THE STREET.
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  • SO MARTIN LUTHER'S 95 THESES WERE NOW OVER THE
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  • GENERATIONS TAKEN TO AN EXTREME, AND NOW WE'RE SO
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  • DIVIDED AGAIN, AND WHAT JESUS HAS CALLED US TO
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  • WAS TO UNITY AND THAT WE WILL BE KNOWN AS HIS
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  • DISCIPLES NOT BY OUR THEOLOGICAL TREATISE, NOT
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  • BY OUR HERMENEUTICAL ESCHATOLOGY, NOT BY OUR
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  • UNDERSTANDING OF SCRIPTURAL NUMEROLOGY.
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  • HE SAID YOU WILL BE KNOWN AS MY DISCIPLES BY HOW
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  • WELL YOU CAN LOVE EACH OTHER.
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  • JESUS SAID THAT'S HOW YOU'RE KNOWN
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  • AS CHRISTIANS.
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  • IT'S HOW WELL CAN YOU LOVE.
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  • WE SHOULD BE THE BIGGEST HOPE DEALERS THE WORLD
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  • HAS EVER SEEN.
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  • WE SHOULD BE THE MOST LOVING PEOPLE THE WORLD
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  • HAS EVER SEEN.
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  • WE SHOULD BE THE MOST ENCOURAGING PEOPLE THE
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  • WORLD HAS EVER SEEN.
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  • WE SHOULD ACTUALLY BE KNOWN FOR HOW WELL WE CAN
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  • LOVE, BUT THAT MEANS NOT JUST LOVING WHEN YOU'RE
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  • AT WAR WITH IRAQ A HYPOTHETICAL ENEMY THAT
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  • YOU'VE NEVER MET.
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  • IT MEANS LOVING YOUR BROTHER AND SISTER.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED OPPOSITES ATTRACT, BUT
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  • FAMILIARITY BREEDS CONTEMPT WHICH MEANS WHEN
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  • YOU DON'T REALLY KNOW SOMEBODY, YOU FIND THEM
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  • FASCINATING SO YOU CAN KIND OF LIKE GET INTO
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  • CONVERSATION WITH THEM EASILY.
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  • BUT WHEN YOU KNOW SOMEBODY REALLY WELL, THE
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  • MORE YOU KNOW THEM THE MORE YOU SEE THEIR
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  • HUMANITY AND THEIR FLAWS AND THEIR MORTALITY, AND
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  • THE MORE HARSHLY YOU JUDGE THEM.
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  • IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME, REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE A
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  • KID AND YOU LIKE WERE SO PUMPED YOU GOT TO STAY A
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  • WEEK AT YOUR FRIEND'S HOUSE BECAUSE YOU'RE
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  • PARENTS WERE OUT OF TOWN?
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  • AND THE FIRST NIGHT OF THE SLEEP OVER
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  • 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 OFTEN TIMES THE CLOSER YOU ARE WITH
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  • PEOPLE SOMETIMES THE HARDER IT IS TO GET ALONG
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  • WITH THEM, HENCE THE MAXIM "FAMILIARITY
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  • BREEDS CONTEMPT."
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  • AND SOMETIMES IT'S HARDEST TO FORGIVE THE
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  • 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
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  • IT," BUT HE WENT ONTO WRITE, "BUT MY OWN
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  • FAMILIAR FRIEND WHICH WHOM I ATE BREAD HAS
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  • LIFTED UP HIS HEAL AGAINST ME, AND I COULD
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  • NOT ENDURE IT."
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  • THAT WAS ACTUALLY A PROPHECY OF JESUS, THE
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  • BIBLE SAYS, WHEN HE BROKE BREAD WITH HIS FAMILIAR
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  • FRIEND JUDAS 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 COMBAT, FINISH THEM MOVE?
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  • THE KISS OF DEATH PHRASE COMES FROM THE GARDEN OF
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  • GETHSEMANE WHEN JUDAS PLANTED THE KISS OF DEATH
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  • ON JESUS, 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.
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  • 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 THAT WE
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  • HAVE THE HARDEST TIME FORGIVING.
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  • NOW, I'M NOT SAYING WHEN WE TALK ABOUT FORGIVENESS--
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  • THAT THAT'S THE STICKY IDEA, ONE CROSS PLUS
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  • THREE NAILS EQUALS FORGIVEN.
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  • BUT WHAT I WANT TO TELL YOU IS THIS, SATAN SAYS
  • 00:09:56.130 --> 00:09:59.000
  • THEY'RE ALL MINE.
  • 00:09:59.030 --> 00:10:00.060
  • JESUS SAYS, OVER MY DEAD BODY.
  • 00:10:00.090 --> 00:10:01.130
  • SATAN SAYS, LOOK AT YOUR SIN.
  • 00:10:01.160 --> 00:10:02.160
  • GOD SAYS, LOOK AT MY SON.
  • 00:10:02.190 --> 00:10:03.220
  • WE'RE TO APPLY HIS LOVE TO EVERYBODY.
  • 00:10:03.250 --> 00:10:05.290
  • WHEN I'M TALKING ABOUT FORGIVENESS, I'M NOT
  • 00:10:06.020 --> 00:10:08.010
  • SAYING THAT WE SHOULD NEVER GET ANGRY BECAUSE
  • 00:10:08.040 --> 00:10:11.020
  • THE BIBLE SAYS BE ANGRY AND DON'T SIN WHICH MEANS
  • 00:10:11.050 --> 00:10:16.000
  • THERE IS A PLACE, THE BIBLE SAYS, FOR
  • 00:10:16.030 --> 00:10:18.200
  • RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION.
  • 00:10:18.230 --> 00:10:20.170
  • WOULD EVERYBODY PLEASE SAY
  • 00:10:20.200 --> 00:10:22.030
  • RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION?
  • 00:10:22.060 --> 00:10:23.160
  • [ CONGREGATION RESPONDS ]
  • 00:10:23.190 --> 00:10:24.260
  • NOW, RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION MEANS THAT
  • 00:10:24.290 --> 00:10:26.060
  • YOU'RE ANGRY AT INJUSTICE.
  • 00:10:26.090 --> 00:10:27.250
  • FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU SEE A KID SOLD INTO THE SEX
  • 00:10:27.280 --> 00:10:31.000
  • SLAVE TRADE AND YOU'RE NOT MAD ABOUT IT, THERE'S
  • 00:10:31.030 --> 00:10:34.130
  • SOMETHING WRONG.
  • 00:10:34.160 --> 00:10:35.250
  • WE SHOULD GET MAD OVER WRONGS THAT ARE DONE TO
  • 00:10:35.280 --> 00:10:39.060
  • OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:10:39.090 --> 00:10:40.100
  • JESUS WHEN HE WENT INTO THE TEMPLE, HISTORY TELLS
  • 00:10:40.130 --> 00:10:43.140
  • US THAT THE PRIESTS HAD BECOME MERCHANTS, AND
  • 00:10:43.170 --> 00:10:47.070
  • THEY WERE SELLING DOVES FOR SOMETIMES AS MUCH AS
  • 00:10:47.100 --> 00:10:49.080
  • 15 TIMES THE AMOUNT, THE PRIESTS WERE SELLING
  • 00:10:49.110 --> 00:10:52.290
  • DOVES FOR 15 TIMES THE AMOUNT THAT YOU COULD BUY
  • 00:10:53.020 --> 00:10:57.070
  • THOSE DOVES IN THE MARKETPLACE.
  • 00:10:57.100 --> 00:10:59.230
  • THEY WERE CHARGING AN EXORBITANT RATE OF 15
  • 00:10:59.260 --> 00:11:01.270
  • TIMES AS MUCH.
  • 00:11:02.000 --> 00:11:03.280
  • AND JESUS WAS SO TICKED THAT PEOPLE WERE GETTING
  • 00:11:04.010 --> 00:11:06.170
  • RIPPED OFF THAT THEY HAD TURNED THE HOUSE OF GOD
  • 00:11:06.200 --> 00:11:08.150
  • INTO THE DEN OF THIEVES THAT HE TURNED OVER
  • 00:11:08.180 --> 00:11:10.140
  • TABLES, FASHIONED AN INDIANA JONES BULLWHIP
  • 00:11:10.170 --> 00:11:13.110
  • AND DROVE OUT THE MONEY CHANGERS.
  • 00:11:13.140 --> 00:11:15.050
  • NOW, JESUS WAS ANGRY.
  • 00:11:15.080 --> 00:11:16.290
  • ZEAL FOR HIS HOUSE CONSUMED JESUS,
  • 00:11:17.020 --> 00:11:19.290
  • THE BIBLE SAYS.
  • 00:11:20.020 --> 00:11:22.100
  • AND ZEAL WAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CHARACTER
  • 00:11:22.130 --> 00:11:24.160
  • ATTRIBUTES TO THE JEWISH CULTURE.
  • 00:11:24.190 --> 00:11:26.070
  • NOW, THAT WAS RIGHT TORE JESUS TO BE ANGRY.
  • 00:11:26.100 --> 00:11:28.210
  • THE BIBLE SOMETIMES SPEAKS GOOD OF ANGER.
  • 00:11:28.240 --> 00:11:31.090
  • LISTEN TO WHAT JESUS SAID IN MATTHEW 5: 5, BLESSED
  • 00:11:31.120 --> 00:11:33.280
  • ARE THE MEEK.
  • 00:11:34.010 --> 00:11:35.200
  • NOW, THAT WORD MEEK IN GREEK IS THE WORD PRAOTES.
  • 00:11:35.230 --> 00:11:40.050
  • WOULD EVERYBODY SAY PRAOTES?
  • 00:11:40.080 --> 00:11:42.080
  • [ CONGREGATION RESPONDS ]
  • 00:11:42.110 --> 00:11:45.100
  • CAN WE HAVE LIKE A LITTLE MORE GUSTO?
  • 00:11:45.130 --> 00:11:47.070
  • WOULD EVERYBODY PLEASE SAY PRAOTES?
  • 00:11:47.100 --> 00:11:49.000
  • [ CONGREGATION RESPONDS LOUDLY ]
  • 00:11:49.030 --> 00:11:50.120
  • - NOW, THAT WORD PRAOTES WAS A GREEK WORD
  • 00:11:50.150 --> 00:11:52.270
  • THAT MATTHEW USED IN MATTHEW 5: 5 WHEN JESUS
  • 00:11:53.000 --> 00:11:55.240
  • SAID BLESSED ARE THE MEEK.
  • 00:11:55.270 --> 00:11:57.150
  • NOW, THAT WORD 300 YEARS EARLIER WAS DEFINED BY,
  • 00:11:57.180 --> 00:12:02.150
  • FUNNY ENOUGH, A MET PHYSICIAN NAMED ARISTOTLE.
  • 00:12:02.180 --> 00:12:06.160
  • NOW, REMEMBER SOCRATES TAUGHT PLATO.
  • 00:12:06.190 --> 00:12:09.140
  • PLATO TAUGHT ARISTOTLE.
  • 00:12:09.170 --> 00:12:11.000
  • ARISTOTLE TAUGHT ALEXANDER THE GREAT.
  • 00:12:11.030 --> 00:12:12.190
  • NOW, ARISTOTLE SAID -THIS IS HOW HE DEFINED THE
  • 00:12:12.220 --> 00:12:15.230
  • WORD PRAOTES.
  • 00:12:15.260 --> 00:12:17.050
  • LISTEN, THE MIDWAY POINT OR THE MEDIAN
  • 00:12:17.080 --> 00:12:20.120
  • BETWEEN EXCESSIVE ANGER AND EXCESSIVE ANGERLESSNESS.
  • 00:12:20.150 --> 00:12:25.270
  • IN OTHER WORDS, HE DEFINED IT AS ALWAYS
  • 00:12:26.000 --> 00:12:28.100
  • BEING ANGRY AT THE RIGHT TIME AND NEVER BEING
  • 00:12:28.130 --> 00:12:31.050
  • ANGRY AT THE WRONG TIME.
  • 00:12:31.080 --> 00:12:33.060
  • SO BY THE TIME MATTHEW WROTE HIS GOSPEL TO THAT
  • 00:12:33.090 --> 00:12:37.040
  • GREEK CULTURE, THEY WOULD HAVE UNDERSTOOD THE WORD
  • 00:12:37.070 --> 00:12:39.180
  • MEEK PRAOTES MEANT ALWAYS BEING ANGRY AT THE RIGHT
  • 00:12:39.210 --> 00:12:42.090
  • TIME, NEVER BEING ANGRY AT THE WRONG TIME.
  • 00:12:42.120 --> 00:12:44.200
  • THE BIBLE SAYS BE ANGRY AND SIN NOT.
  • 00:12:44.230 --> 00:12:47.180
  • YOU GOT TO KNOW THE RIGHT TIME WHEN TO BE ANGRY.
  • 00:12:47.210 --> 00:12:50.230
  • SO HERE'S THE DEAL, WHEN WRONG IS BEING DONE TO
  • 00:12:50.260 --> 00:12:53.120
  • ME, ANGER IS NOT GOOD, BUT WHEN WRONGS ARE BEING
  • 00:12:53.150 --> 00:12:57.260
  • DONE TO OTHERS ANGER CAN BE JUST.
  • 00:12:57.290 --> 00:13:03.250
  • WHEN JESUS WAS BEING CRUCIFIED, HE SHOWED
  • 00:13:03.280 --> 00:13:07.080
  • ZERO ANGER.
  • 00:13:07.110 --> 00:13:09.030
  • FATHER, FORGIVE THEM!
  • 00:13:09.060 --> 00:13:11.140
  • BUT WHEN JESUS SAW HIS SHEEP GETTING RIPPED OFF
  • 00:13:11.170 --> 00:13:15.050
  • IN THE TEMPLE AND THEY WERE EMPTYING THEIR
  • 00:13:15.080 --> 00:13:16.220
  • POCKETS TO FILL THE COFFERS OF THESE PAGAN
  • 00:13:16.250 --> 00:13:19.180
  • PRIESTS IN EFFECT HE WAS FURIOUS BECAUSE PEOPLE
  • 00:13:19.210 --> 00:13:23.010
  • WERE GETTING GYPPED OFF, THEY WERE GETTING RIPPED OFF.
  • 00:13:23.040 --> 00:13:27.070
  • SO ALL I'M TRYING TO SAY THAT WHEN IT COMES TO
  • 00:13:27.100 --> 00:13:30.130
  • FORGIVING PEOPLE THAT YOU DON'T AGREE WITH, WHAT
  • 00:13:30.160 --> 00:13:32.280
  • YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER IS THERE CAN BE A GOOD TIME
  • 00:13:33.010 --> 00:13:35.030
  • TO GET ANGRY.
  • 00:13:35.060 --> 00:13:36.060
  • THERE'S ALSO A BAD TIME TO GET ANGRY, BUT LISTEN,
  • 00:13:36.090 --> 00:13:37.270
  • THIS IS THE STICKY IDEA.
  • 00:13:38.000 --> 00:13:39.050
  • THE BIBLE NEVER TALKS GOOD ABOUT BITTERNESS.
  • 00:13:39.080 --> 00:13:44.000
  • NEVER ONCE.
  • 00:13:44.030 --> 00:13:46.030
  • OH, ANGER CAN BE RIGHTEOUS, THE BIBLE SAYS.
  • 00:13:46.060 --> 00:13:48.190
  • BUT IT NEVER ONCE SPEAKS HIGHLY OF BITTERNESS.
  • 00:13:48.220 --> 00:13:51.200
  • THE BIBLE SAYS EXTIRPATE THE ROOT OF BITTERNESS.
  • 00:13:51.230 --> 00:13:56.230
  • DO NOT LET THE ROOT OF BITTERNESS GROW INSIDE OF
  • 00:13:56.260 --> 00:13:59.180
  • YOU THE NEW TESTAMENT SAYS.
  • 00:13:59.210 --> 00:14:01.090
  • BITTERNESS IS NOT OKAY, SO HERE'S THE REALITY.
  • 00:14:01.120 --> 00:14:05.000
  • THE LORD HAS NOT CALLED US TO BE LIKE THE DEVIL.
  • 00:14:05.030 --> 00:14:08.150
  • REMEMBER, THE WORD DEVIL IS A JUDICIAL TERM.
  • 00:14:08.180 --> 00:14:10.170
  • IT MEANS PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OR ACCUSER.
  • 00:14:10.200 --> 00:14:13.050
  • HE'S NOT CALLED US TO BE ACCUSERS, TO GUILT PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:13.080 --> 00:14:16.270
  • THE LORD HAS CALLED US TO BE LIKE GOD.
  • 00:14:17.000 --> 00:14:19.040
  • WHAT IS GOD LIKE?
  • 00:14:19.070 --> 00:14:20.060
  • I'M ABOUT TO BLOW YOUR MINDS.
  • 00:14:20.090 --> 00:14:21.130
  • NOT ME. THE BIBLE IS.
  • 00:14:21.160 --> 00:14:23.200
  • LISTEN, EXODUS 34: 6 THROUGH 7.
  • 00:14:23.230 --> 00:14:25.140
  • YOU'VE GOT TO HEAR THIS, AND I'LL TELL YOU WHY,
  • 00:14:25.170 --> 00:14:27.010
  • THIS WILL BLOW YOUR MIND.
  • 00:14:27.040 --> 00:14:28.030
  • THIS IS HOW GOD IS DESCRIBED.
  • 00:14:28.060 --> 00:14:29.220
  • EXODUS 34: 6 AND 7, AND THE LORD PASSED BY BEFORE
  • 00:14:29.250 --> 00:14:34.110
  • HIM, MOSES, AND PROCLAIMED, THE LORD, THE
  • 00:14:34.140 --> 00:14:39.040
  • LORD GOD, MERCIFUL AND GRACIOUS, LONG SUFFERING
  • 00:14:39.070 --> 00:14:43.200
  • AND ABUNDANT IN GOODNESS AND TRUTH, KEEPING MERCY
  • 00:14:43.230 --> 00:14:48.230
  • FOR THOUSANDS, FORGIVING INIQUITY AND
  • 00:14:48.260 --> 00:14:51.120
  • TRANSGRESSION AND SIN.
  • 00:14:51.150 --> 00:14:52.270
  • OKAY, SO THAT'S EXODUS 34: 6 AND 7.
  • 00:14:53.000 --> 00:14:55.040
  • WHAT DOES IT SAY?
  • 00:14:55.070 --> 00:14:56.070
  • GOD KEEPS MERCY FOR THOUSANDS, AND HE
  • 00:14:56.100 --> 00:14:58.280
  • FORGIVES INIQUITY, TRANSGRESSION, AND SIN.
  • 00:14:59.010 --> 00:15:02.090
  • HERE'S THE MIND BLOWER.
  • 00:15:02.120 --> 00:15:04.010
  • THAT PASSAGE, EXODUS 34:6 THROUGH 7, DRUM ROLL, PLEASE.
  • 00:15:04.040 --> 00:15:08.170
  • I NEED A DRUM ROLL FOR THIS.
  • 00:15:08.200 --> 00:15:09.110
  • THIS IS TOO BIG.
  • 00:15:09.140 --> 00:15:10.180
  • [ DRUM ROLL ]
  • 00:15:10.210 --> 00:15:12.020
  • THAT PASSAGE IS THE MOST QUOTED VERSE IN THE BIBLE
  • 00:15:12.050 --> 00:15:18.000
  • BY THE BIBLE.
  • 00:15:18.030 --> 00:15:23.030
  • THE BIBLICAL AUTHORS -- REMEMBER THE BIBLE IS
  • 00:15:23.060 --> 00:15:24.190
  • MADE UP OF 1189 CHAPTERS WRITTEN 66 BOOKS BY 40 AUTHORS.
  • 00:15:24.220 --> 00:15:31.120
  • THIS BOOK, THE BIBLICAL AUTHORS QUOTE THAT
  • 00:15:31.150 --> 00:15:34.040
  • PASSAGE THAT GOD IS MERCIFUL TO THOUSANDS AND
  • 00:15:34.070 --> 00:15:37.120
  • FORGIVING, INIQUITY, TRANSGRESSION, AND SIN,
  • 00:15:37.150 --> 00:15:40.060
  • THIS PASSAGE IS THE MOST QUOTED VERSE IN THE BIBLE
  • 00:15:40.090 --> 00:15:41.230
  • BY THE BIBLE.
  • 00:15:41.260 --> 00:15:43.240
  • SO WHAT JOHN 3: 16 IS TO THE CHURCH,
  • 00:15:43.270 --> 00:15:46.110
  • EXODUS 34: 6 AND 7 IS TO JEWISH CULTURE WHICH IS
  • 00:15:46.140 --> 00:15:52.030
  • FUNNY BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE DEFINE
  • 00:15:52.060 --> 00:15:53.280
  • CHRISTIANITY AS DON'T SMOKE, DON'T CHEW, DON'T
  • 00:15:54.010 --> 00:15:56.280
  • GO WITH GIRLS WHO DO.
  • 00:15:57.010 --> 00:15:58.270
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:15:59.000 --> 00:16:00.170
  • BUT SINCE WHEN ARE WE SUPPOSED TO BE DEFINED BY
  • 00:16:00.200 --> 00:16:02.180
  • WHAT WE DON'T DO?
  • 00:16:02.210 --> 00:16:04.020
  • I WANT TO BE DEFINED BY WHAT I AM DOING.
  • 00:16:04.050 --> 00:16:07.050
  • AND THE BIBLE HAS CALLED US TO BE DEFINED BY WHAT
  • 00:16:07.080 --> 00:16:09.020
  • WE'RE PROACTIVELY DOING BY OUR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER.
  • 00:16:09.050 --> 00:16:13.090
  • THIS IS WHAT MICAH 6:8 SAYS IN ONE TRANSLATION,
  • 00:16:13.120 --> 00:16:15.140
  • HE HAS SHOWN YOU, OH, MORTAL-- I LOVE THAT PHRASE.
  • 00:16:15.170 --> 00:16:18.010
  • JUST SOUNDS STAR TREKKIE.
  • 00:16:18.040 --> 00:16:19.130
  • HE HAS SHOWN YOU, OH, MORTAL,
  • 00:16:19.160 --> 00:16:21.170
  • WHAT IS GOOD AND WHAT THE LORD REQUIRES OF YOU, TO
  • 00:16:21.200 --> 00:16:24.010
  • DO JUSTLY, TO LOVE MERCY, TO WALK HUMBLY WITH YOUR GOD.
  • 00:16:24.040 --> 00:16:28.100
  • BE HUMBLE OR YOUR STUMBLE.
  • 00:16:28.130 --> 00:16:29.250
  • ALWAYS EAT HUMBLE PIE.
  • 00:16:29.280 --> 00:16:30.230
  • IT'S NON FATTENING.
  • 00:16:30.260 --> 00:16:32.020
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:16:32.050 --> 00:16:33.150
  • BUT IT SAYS LOVE MERCY.
  • 00:16:33.180 --> 00:16:34.240
  • LOVE MERCY.
  • 00:16:34.270 --> 00:16:36.010
  • DON'T JUST FACEBOOK POKE LIKE MERCY.
  • 00:16:36.040 --> 00:16:37.110
  • LOVE MERCY!
  • 00:16:37.140 --> 00:16:39.070
  • WHAT IF INSTEAD OF EVERY TIME WE WERE INJURED WE
  • 00:16:39.100 --> 00:16:41.290
  • DID NOT LOATHE THE OBSTACLE OF BEING
  • 00:16:42.020 --> 00:16:44.290
  • MALTREATED BUT RATHER WE LOVED THE OPPORTUNITY
  • 00:16:45.020 --> 00:16:47.190
  • TO SHOW MERCY?
  • 00:16:47.220 --> 00:16:50.020
  • WHAT IF EVERY TIME WE WERE WRONGED WE WERE
  • 00:16:50.050 --> 00:16:51.280
  • LIKE, YES!
  • 00:16:52.010 --> 00:16:53.090
  • KIND OF LIKE THAT NEW THOR TRAILER.
  • 00:16:53.120 --> 00:16:54.250
  • IT LOOKS SO FUNNY.
  • 00:16:54.280 --> 00:16:56.080
  • WHEN THOR SEES -- WHEN HE'S IN THE ARENA AND
  • 00:16:56.110 --> 00:16:58.130
  • HE'S FIGHTING THE GREAT HULK, AND HE'S LIKE, "YES!
  • 00:16:58.160 --> 00:17:02.040
  • WE'RE FRIENDS FROM WORK!"
  • 00:17:02.070 --> 00:17:04.180
  • THAT'S HOW WE'RE TO BE.
  • 00:17:04.210 --> 00:17:05.270
  • WHEN WE'RE IN THE BATTLE, WHEN PEOPLE ARE ABOUT TO
  • 00:17:06.000 --> 00:17:08.050
  • FIGHT AGAINST US, WE'RE LIKE, YES!
  • 00:17:08.080 --> 00:17:09.180
  • I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW MERCY, AND I GET TO
  • 00:17:09.210 --> 00:17:11.200
  • BE LIKE GOD?
  • 00:17:11.230 --> 00:17:13.190
  • IS THERE ANY BETTER THING TO ACT LIKE A CHILD OF GOD?
  • 00:17:13.220 --> 00:17:16.200
  • AND HE IS DEFINED BY HIS MERCY AND HIS FORGIVENESS
  • 00:17:16.230 --> 00:17:20.240
  • MORE THAN ANY OTHER ATTRIBUTE IN THE BIBLE.
  • 00:17:20.270 --> 00:17:24.090
  • THAT'S WHAT HE'S CONTINUOUSLY QUOTED AS
  • 00:17:24.120 --> 00:17:27.090
  • DOING, AND I DON'T LOATHE THE OBSTACLE OF
  • 00:17:27.120 --> 00:17:31.190
  • BEING MALTREATED.
  • 00:17:31.220 --> 00:17:32.230
  • I LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW MERCY.
  • 00:17:32.260 --> 00:17:36.160
  • SO WHAT IF EVERY TIME WE WERE WRONGED WE SAW THAT
  • 00:17:36.190 --> 00:17:40.050
  • AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOVE?
  • 00:17:40.080 --> 00:17:41.290
  • EVEN WHEN THE PEOPLE THAT WE'RE TALKING TO DIDN'T
  • 00:17:42.020 --> 00:17:44.140
  • HAVE COFFEE.
  • 00:17:44.170 --> 00:17:46.070
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:17:46.100 --> 00:17:49.030
  • BEFORE COFFEE, HATES EVERYBODY.
  • 00:17:49.060 --> 00:17:52.100
  • AFTER COFFEE, FEELS GOOD ABOUT HATING EVERYBODY.
  • 00:17:52.130 --> 00:17:56.060
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:17:56.090 --> 00:17:59.200
  • I'M LIKE THE ONLY MILLENNIAL WHO DOESN'T
  • 00:17:59.230 --> 00:18:01.170
  • DRINK COFFEE.
  • 00:18:01.200 --> 00:18:02.280
  • I THINK I'D WOULD BE UNBEARABLE IF I DRANK COFFEE.
  • 00:18:03.010 --> 00:18:04.200
  • BY THE WAY, WHY DID THE COFFEE GO TO THE POLICE?
  • 00:18:04.230 --> 00:18:07.280
  • WHAT IF THE COFFEE GO TO THE POLICE?
  • 00:18:08.010 --> 00:18:10.290
  • BECAUSE IT GOT MUGGED.
  • 00:18:11.020 --> 00:18:13.090
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:18:13.120 --> 00:18:16.000
  • OKAY. I THINK I TOLD YOU GUYS THIS.
  • 00:18:16.030 --> 00:18:21.270
  • I READ THIS THE OTHER DAY.
  • 00:18:22.000 --> 00:18:23.140
  • LAUGHING 100 TO 200 TIMES WHAT?
  • 00:18:23.170 --> 00:18:26.270
  • IT HAS THE SAME EFFECT ON YOUR BODY HAS A TEN
  • 00:18:27.000 --> 00:18:28.170
  • MINUTE JOB.
  • 00:18:28.200 --> 00:18:29.260
  • HAVE BETTER ABS.
  • 00:18:29.290 --> 00:18:30.260
  • LAUGH AT MY JOKES.
  • 00:18:30.290 --> 00:18:31.280
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:18:32.010 --> 00:18:33.170
  • I SUPPOSE YOU'D GET THE BEST WORKOUT LAUGHING
  • 00:18:33.200 --> 00:18:35.100
  • WHILE RUNNING, BUT YOU'D LOOK LIKE A MANIAC.
  • 00:18:35.130 --> 00:18:37.170
  • ANY WAYS -[ LAUGHTER ] LET'S LOOK AT WHAT JESUS
  • 00:18:37.200 --> 00:18:41.100
  • SAYS ABOUT FORGIVING.
  • 00:18:41.130 --> 00:18:42.160
  • MATTHEW 18: 21, JESUS PUTS THE STUD BACK IN
  • 00:18:42.190 --> 00:18:44.280
  • BIBLE STUDY.
  • 00:18:45.010 --> 00:18:47.180
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:18:47.210 --> 00:18:50.190
  • AND WE'RE GOING TO PUT THE DYING BACK IN STUDYING.
  • 00:18:50.220 --> 00:18:52.180
  • SOMETIMES STUDYING ISN'T EASY.
  • 00:18:52.210 --> 00:18:54.040
  • PAUL SAID STUDY TO THE POINT OF EXHAUSTION.
  • 00:18:54.070 --> 00:18:55.270
  • THAT'S WHAT HE TOLD TIMOTHY.
  • 00:18:56.000 --> 00:18:57.170
  • THAT'S WHY THE WORD DYING IS IN STUDYING.
  • 00:18:57.200 --> 00:18:59.290
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:19:00.040 --> 00:19:01.190
  • SOMETIMES THAT'S HOW IT FEELS.
  • 00:19:01.220 --> 00:19:03.010
  • SO WE'RE GOING TO STUDY THIS PASSAGE.
  • 00:19:03.040 --> 00:19:04.110
  • BY THE WAY, IS ANYONE HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME?
  • 00:19:04.140 --> 00:19:05.240
  • RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU'RE HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME?
  • 00:19:05.270 --> 00:19:07.040
  • IT'S SO GOOD TO SEE YOU ALL.
  • 00:19:07.070 --> 00:19:08.230
  • I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE STUDYING WITH US FOR THE
  • 00:19:08.260 --> 00:19:10.000
  • FIRST TIME.
  • 00:19:10.030 --> 00:19:11.090
  • NOW WE'D LOVE FOR YOU TO COME UP AND SING US A SONG.
  • 00:19:11.120 --> 00:19:12.210
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:19:12.240 --> 00:19:14.040
  • JOKING. JOKING.
  • 00:19:14.070 --> 00:19:15.070
  • OH, I LOVE THAT YOU WERE ACTUALLY GOING TO DO IT.
  • 00:19:15.100 --> 00:19:16.210
  • THAT'S COURAGE.
  • 00:19:16.240 --> 00:19:18.170
  • ANYWAYS, WE HOPE YOU FEEL LOVED.
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  • MATTHEW 18: 21 AND 22.
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  • LOOK AT WHAT THIS SAYS, THEN PETER CAME TO HIM
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  • AND SAID, LORD, HOW OFTEN SHALL MY BROTHERS SIN
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  • AGAINST ME AND I FORGIVE HIM?
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  • UP TO SEVEN TIMES?
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  • JESUS SAID TO HIM, VERSE 22, I DO NOT SAY TO YOU
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  • UP TO SEVEN TIMES BUT UP TO 70 TIMES 7.
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  • NOW, REMEMBER IF YOU TAKE A TEXT OUT OF ITS
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  • CONTEXT, YOU'RE ONLY LEFT WITH A CON RATHER THAN A PRO.
  • 00:19:44.230 --> 00:19:48.180
  • IF YOU TAKE THE TEXT OUT OF CONTEXT, YOU GET A CON
  • 00:19:48.210 --> 00:19:50.280
  • RATHER THAN A PRO.
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  • AND IT IS A CON ARTIST STEALING YOUR JOY.
  • 00:19:52.260 --> 00:19:54.240
  • NOW, THE CONTEXT OF THIS PASSAGE IS THAT JEWISH
  • 00:19:54.270 --> 00:19:57.180
  • RABBIS, REMEMBER JESUS AND WERE JEWISH?
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  • AND THEY TAUGHT THAT YOU WERE NOT SUPPOSED TO
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  • FORGIVE MORE THAN THREE TIMES. WHY?
  • 00:20:03.020 --> 00:20:06.080
  • BECAUSE IN THE OPENING CHAPTERS OF THE BOOK OF
  • 00:20:06.110 --> 00:20:08.190
  • AMOS, THERE'S VARIOUS CONDEMNATIONS ON THE
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  • NATIONS FOR THREE TRANSGRESSIONS AND FOR FOUR.
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  • SO FOR THREE TRANSGRESSIONS AND FOR FOUR
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  • I WILL PUNISH DAMASCUS AND GAZA AND TYRE AND
  • 00:20:18.210 --> 00:20:22.030
  • EDOM AND AMMON AND MOAB.
  • 00:20:22.060 --> 00:20:26.130
  • THOSE ARE THE FIRST THREE CHAPTERS OF THE BOOK OF AMOS.
  • 00:20:26.160 --> 00:20:28.170
  • FOR THREE TRANSGRESSIONS AND FOR FOUR, I WILL
  • 00:20:28.200 --> 00:20:30.140
  • PUNISH YOU.
  • 00:20:30.170 --> 00:20:32.060
  • THAT WAS JEWISH THEOLOGY.
  • 00:20:32.090 --> 00:20:33.230
  • THEY SAID IF GOD FORGIVES THREE TIMES BUT PUNISHES
  • 00:20:33.260 --> 00:20:36.250
  • ON THE FOURTH TRANSGRESSION, WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO
  • 00:20:36.280 --> 00:20:39.180
  • FORGIVE MORE THAN THREE TIMES.
  • 00:20:39.210 --> 00:20:43.150
  • SO WHAT DOES PETER DO?
  • 00:20:43.180 --> 00:20:45.280
  • PETER KNOWS JESUS IS REALLY NICE, SO HE SAYS,
  • 00:20:46.010 --> 00:20:49.030
  • OKAY, JESUS, I'M GOING TO BE REALLY GRACIOUS HERE.
  • 00:20:49.060 --> 00:20:52.250
  • HOW MANY TIMES SHOULD I FORGIVE SOMEONE I DON'T
  • 00:20:52.280 --> 00:20:54.060
  • AGREE WITH?
  • 00:20:54.090 --> 00:20:55.150
  • HOW MANY TIMES SHOULD I FORGIVE SOMEONE WHO
  • 00:20:55.180 --> 00:20:56.240
  • INJURIES ME.
  • 00:20:56.270 --> 00:20:58.000
  • HOW MANY TIMES SHOULD I FORGIVE SOMEONE WHO
  • 00:20:58.030 --> 00:20:59.270
  • WRONGS ME?
  • 00:21:00.020 --> 00:21:01.040
  • HOW MANY TIMES SHOULD I FORGIVE, SEVEN?
  • 00:21:01.070 --> 00:21:03.200
  • AND WITH EAGER SELF- SATISFACTION NO DOUBT
  • 00:21:03.230 --> 00:21:05.190
  • PETER IS EXPECTING TO BE PATTED ON THE BACK
  • 00:21:05.220 --> 00:21:08.020
  • BECAUSE HE TAKES THE RABBINIC THREE,
  • 00:21:08.050 --> 00:21:10.130
  • MULTIPLIES IT BY TWO, FOR GOOD MEASURE ADDS ONE,
  • 00:21:10.160 --> 00:21:13.090
  • AND WITH EAGER SELF-SATISFACTION HE'S LIKE
  • 00:21:13.120 --> 00:21:15.160
  • YEAH, I SHOULD FORGIVE SEVEN TIMES, RIGHT, LORD?
  • 00:21:15.190 --> 00:21:17.240
  • AND HE'S EXPECTING APPLAUSE NO DOUBT, BUT
  • 00:21:17.270 --> 00:21:21.110
  • JESUS SAYS, NO.
  • 00:21:21.140 --> 00:21:23.020
  • PETER, 70 TIMES 7.
  • 00:21:23.050 --> 00:21:25.180
  • THAT'S HOW MUCH I WANT YOU TO FORGIVE, 70 TIMES 7.
  • 00:21:25.210 --> 00:21:30.290
  • THAT'S WHAT PAUL WAS GETTING AT WHEN HE SAID
  • 00:21:31.020 --> 00:21:33.130
  • IN 1 CORINTHIANS 13 LOVE KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONG.
  • 00:21:33.160 --> 00:21:39.040
  • THE QUICKEST WAY TO BE MISERABLE IS TO KEEP A
  • 00:21:39.070 --> 00:21:42.200
  • RUNNING TALLY OF THE WRONGS THAT WERE DONE TO YOU.
  • 00:21:42.230 --> 00:21:45.080
  • BY THE WAY, THAT PHRASE, LOVE KEEPS NO RECORD OF
  • 00:21:45.110 --> 00:21:47.200
  • WRONG, IN 1 CORINTHIANS 13, IN GREEK IS THE WORD
  • 00:21:47.230 --> 00:21:50.110
  • LOGOS ESTHI.
  • 00:21:50.140 --> 00:21:52.140
  • IT WAS ACTUALLY AN ACCOUNTANT'S, A
  • 00:21:52.170 --> 00:21:54.250
  • BANKER'S TERM, AND IT MEANT LITERALLY TO STORE
  • 00:21:54.280 --> 00:21:58.170
  • UP ITEMS IN A LEDGER.
  • 00:21:58.200 --> 00:22:01.100
  • HAVE YOU EVER MET SOMEBODY WHOSE SO GOOD AT
  • 00:22:01.130 --> 00:22:03.190
  • KEEPING TRACK OF THE WRONGS THAT WERE DONE TO
  • 00:22:03.220 --> 00:22:05.180
  • HIM, THE WRONGS THAT WERE DONE TO HER, THAT THEY'RE
  • 00:22:05.210 --> 00:22:07.280
  • AS SCRUPULOUS AS AN ACCOUNTANT? WHICH IS LIKE
  • 00:22:08.010 --> 00:22:10.120
  • TAKING TRACK, KEEPING TRACK, TAKING NOTE OF
  • 00:22:10.150 --> 00:22:12.250
  • EVERY WRONG EVER DONE.
  • 00:22:12.280 --> 00:22:16.120
  • THE BIBLE SAYS DON'T DO THAT.
  • 00:22:16.150 --> 00:22:18.200
  • LOVE DOES NOT LOGOS ESTHI.
  • 00:22:18.230 --> 00:22:21.240
  • IT DOES NOT KEEP A LEDGER OF WRONGS RECEIVED.
  • 00:22:21.270 --> 00:22:24.270
  • IT DOES NOT REMEMBER THE ILLS THAT WERE DONE.
  • 00:22:25.000 --> 00:22:27.280
  • LOVE BELIEVES ALL THINGS.
  • 00:22:28.010 --> 00:22:31.210
  • LOVE KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS.
  • 00:22:31.240 --> 00:22:34.050
  • GET RID OF THE LEDGER.
  • 00:22:34.080 --> 00:22:35.100
  • THE QUICKEST WAY TO BE MISERABLE IS TO KEEP A
  • 00:22:35.130 --> 00:22:38.080
  • RUNNING TALLY OF WRONGS THAT WERE DONE TO YOU,
  • 00:22:38.110 --> 00:22:41.070
  • WRONGS THAT WERE DONE TO ME.
  • 00:22:41.100 --> 00:22:42.220
  • 00:22:42.250 --> 00:22:45.000
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  • RESPECT TO WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE IN OUR
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  • JESUS WAS TEACHING THAT THERE IS SUCH A THING AS
  • 00:22:57.140 --> 00:23:00.050
  • DIGNIFIED LOVE.
  • 00:23:00.080 --> 00:23:02.070
  • IN OTHER WORDS, LOVE IS NOT JUST BEING A DOORMAT.
  • 00:23:02.100 --> 00:23:05.230
  • THAT'S NOT GOING TO WORK WELL FOR YOU.
  • 00:23:05.260 --> 00:23:08.010
  • PEOPLE CAN'T MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT
  • 00:23:08.040 --> 00:23:09.290
  • YOUR CONSENT.
  • 00:23:10.020 --> 00:23:11.200
  • LIKE, YOU CAN JUST LET PEOPLE WALK OVER YOU ALL
  • 00:23:11.230 --> 00:23:14.000
  • THE TIME, BUT THAT'S NOT GOING TO GO VERY WELL.
  • 00:23:14.030 --> 00:23:15.270
  • BUT THERE'S A THIRD WAY.
  • 00:23:16.000 --> 00:23:17.170
  • SOME PEOPLE THINK IT'S ALL ABOUT AGGRESSION.
  • 00:23:17.200 --> 00:23:19.190
  • OTHER PEOPLE THINK IT'S ALL ABOUT BEING
  • 00:23:19.220 --> 00:23:21.020
  • PASSIVE AND WEAK.
  • 00:23:21.050 --> 00:23:22.130
  • BUT JESUS TAUGHT THIRD WAY WISDOM.
  • 00:23:22.160 --> 00:23:25.000
  • JESUS WAS SO WISE.
  • 00:23:25.030 --> 00:23:26.270
  • HE'S LIKE, THERE'S A BETTER WAY TO LIVE.
  • 00:23:27.000 --> 00:23:28.280
  • YOU CAN LIVE WITH A DIGNIFIED LOVE.
  • 00:23:29.010 --> 00:23:31.100
  • MAHATMA GANDHI ACTUALLY TOOK THESE TEACHINGS
  • 00:23:31.130 --> 00:23:33.190
  • TO HEART.
  • 00:23:33.220 --> 00:23:34.280
  • HE CALLED IT SOUL POWER WHEN HE ACTUALLY WENT ON
  • 00:23:35.010 --> 00:23:36.290
  • THE SALT MARCH AND DISOBEYED THE ENGLISH AND
  • 00:23:37.020 --> 00:23:39.210
  • TURNED THE OTHER CHEEK AND THEY SAILED AWAY IN
  • 00:23:39.240 --> 00:23:41.190
  • THEIR SHIPS BECAUSE THEY WERE TIRED OF OPPRESSING
  • 00:23:41.220 --> 00:23:43.140
  • INDIANS WHO WOULDN'T FIGHT BACK.
  • 00:23:43.170 --> 00:23:45.180
  • AND YET GANDHI WAS ALWAYS TRYING TO BE DIGNIFIED.
  • 00:23:45.210 --> 00:23:47.180
  • SAME WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR.
  • 00:23:47.210 --> 00:23:48.230
  • HE STOOD UP FOR HIS PEOPLE, BUT HE DID IT IN
  • 00:23:48.260 --> 00:23:49.080
  • A LOVING WAY.
  • 00:23:49.110 --> 00:23:51.240
  • THEY CALLED IT NON-VIOLENT CIVIL
  • 00:23:51.270 --> 00:23:54.150
  • DISOBEDIENCE, AND THEY GOT THAT TEACHING
  • 00:23:54.180 --> 00:23:57.080
  • FROM JESUS.
  • 00:23:57.110 --> 00:23:58.260
  • AND I THINK THAT'S THE WAY TO LIVE.
  • 00:23:58.290 --> 00:24:00.160
  • IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE WALKED ON BY PEOPLE.
  • 00:24:00.190 --> 00:24:03.040
  • I'VE SEEN PEOPLE WHO JUST GET WALKED ON, NOR DOES
  • 00:24:03.070 --> 00:24:05.230
  • IT MEAN YOU'RE ALWAYS BITTER.
  • 00:24:05.260 --> 00:24:07.150
  • I'VE SEEN PEOPLE WHO ARE BITTER, AND I'VE GONE
  • 00:24:07.180 --> 00:24:08.250
  • BOTH DIRECTIONS.
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  • BUT THE TRUTH IS THE LORD HAS CALLED US TO THIRD
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  • WAY WISDOM, TO TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK, GOING
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  • THE EXTRA MILE, GIVING THE TUNIC, TOO.
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  • IT'S THIRD WAY WISDOM, AND THEN YOU GIVE YOUR
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  • FORGET ABOUT THE WRONGS THAT WERE DONE TO YOU IN
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  • IN THE BIBLE ZEPHANIAH SAYS THAT GOD GETS SO
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