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Let Yourself Be Loved

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February 11, 2018
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Hope Generation with Ben Courson

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Let Yourself Be Loved

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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE NO ONE LOVES YOU?
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  • SOMETIMES WE CAN GO THROUGH LIFE FEELING SO UNLOVED.
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  • I WANNA TELL YOU THAT GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH.
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  • THIS IS A MESSAGE ENTITLED "LET YOURSELF BE LOVED."
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  • I'M BEN COURSON AND YOU'RE WATCHING HOPE GENERATION.
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  • IF I COULD SPEAK WITH THE TONGUES OF MEN AND OF ANGELS,
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  • BUT HAVE NOT LOVE, I AM BECOME
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  • AS CLINGING BRASS OR SOUNDING CYMBALS.
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  • IF I HAVE THE FAITH TO MOVE MOUNTAINS
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  • OR GAVE MY BODY TO BE BURNED,
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  • OR BESTOWED ALL MY GIFTS TO THE POOR...
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  • IF I COULD UNDERSTAND ALL MYSTERIES
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  • AND HAD ALL KNOWLEDGE, IF I COULD PROPHESY,
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  • BUT HAVE NOT LOVED, IT PROFITS ME NOTHING.
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  • FOR LOVE IS PATIENT, LOVE IS KIND,
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  • LOVE DOES NOT ENVY, IT IS NOT PUFFED UP,
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  • IT DOES NOT BEHAVE RUDELY, IT DOES NOT VAUNT ITSELF,
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  • IT DOES NOT REJOICE IN INIQUITY,
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  • BUT REJOICES WHENEVER THE TRUTH WINS OUT.
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  • LOVE BEARS ALL THINGS, LOVE HOPES ALL THINGS,
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  • LOVE ENDURES ALL THINGS, LOVE NEVER FAILS,
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  • BUT WHERE THERE ARE PROPHECIES THEY WILL CEASE,
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  • WHERE THERE IS KNOWLEDGE IT WILL FAIL.
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  • WHEN I WAS A CHILD, I THOUGHT AS A CHILD,
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  • I SPOKE AS A CHILD, BUT WHEN I BECAME A MAN,
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  • I PUT AWAY CHILDISH THINGS.
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  • AND THOUGH I SEE IT THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY
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  • ONE DAY I WILL KNOW EVEN AS I AM KNOWN
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  • FOR THREE THINGS ABIDE, FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE,
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  • AND THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE
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  • WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE SAY AMEN?
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  • - CONGREGATION: AMEN!
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  • - I FEEL LIKE WE COULD GO HOME AFTER THAT.
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  • FIRST CORINTHIANS 13.
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  • UNFORTUNATELY, FOR YOU, I HAVE A LOT I WANNA SAY ABOUT THAT,
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  • SO WE'RE GONNA TALK TONIGHT ABOUT
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  • WHAT THE BIBLE HAS TO SAY ABOUT LOVE.
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  • NOW THE IMPORTANT THING IS,
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  • THE SCRIPTURES ARE REALLY SUMMED UP IN LOVE.
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  • JESUS WAS WALKING WITH TWO OF HIS SECRET DISCIPLES,
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  • TWO OF HIS FOLLOWERS I SHOULD SAY, ON THE ROAD TO EMMAUS.
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  • YOU CAN'T STAY A SECRET DISCIPLE
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  • FOR VERY LONG IN THE FIRST CENTURY
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  • BECAUSE EITHER YOUR SECRECY WILL DESTROY YOUR DISCIPLESHIP
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  • OR YOUR DISCIPLESHIP WILL DESTROY YOUR SECRECY,
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  • AND WHAT IS DONE IN THE DARKNESS WILL BE BROUGHT TO LIGHT,
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  • AND ULTIMATELY WHAT'S DONE IN THE CLOSET
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  • WILL BE REWARDED IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY
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  • FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE.
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  • BUT JESUS IS WALKING WITH TWO OF HIS DISCIPLES
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  • ON THE ROAD TO EMMAUS AND FROM GENESIS TO MALACHI
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  • HE TAUGHT THEM ALL THE SCRIPTURES
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  • SPEAKING TO THEM OF HOW ALL OF THE BIBLE,
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  • THE TORAH, THE OLD TESTAMENT, THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS
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  • TESTIFIED OF HIMSELF.
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  • HE SAID ALL OF THESE SCRIPTURES SPEAK OF ME.
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  • AND WHEN JESUS WAS ASKED BY ONE OF THE RELIGIOUS
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  • SCHOLARS AND LAWYERS OF THE FIRST CENTURY,
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  • WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT COMMANDMENT OF ALL
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  • OUT OF THE 613 PRECEPTS, HE SAID,
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  • LOVE GOD AND LOVE PEOPLE,
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  • HEAR O ISRAEL, THE LORD YOUR GOD IS ONE.
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  • YOU ARE ONE WITH YOUR ENEMY
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  • BECAUSE YOU ARE MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD
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  • SO LOVE YOUR ENEMY, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
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  • IF JESUS SAYS THE BIBLE IS SUMMED UP IN ME.
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  • THE BIBLE TESTIFIES OF ME AND THE WHOLE THING IS ABOUT LOVE
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  • THEN THE BEST COMMENTARY ON THE BIBLE IS THE BIBLE,
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  • AND THE AUTHOR OF THE BIBLE IS ESSENTIALLY JESUS
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  • BECAUSE HE'S THE STAR CHARACTER.
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  • AND IF HE SAYS IT'S ABOUT LOVE THEN WE SHOULDN'T DEBATE HIM.
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  • ARE YOU PICKING UP WHAT I'M THROWING DOWN?
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  • IT'S ABOUT LOVE!
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  • THAT'S WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO.
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  • AND ULTIMATELY IT'S ABOUT GOD'S LOVE FOR US.
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  • FIRST CORINTHIANS 13 IS NOT JUST ABOUT
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  • HOW WE ARE TO LOVE PEOPLE, IT'S
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  • ABOUT HOW MUCH THE LORD LOVES US
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  • AND OUT OF THAT FLOW OF LOVE
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  • THAT THE DIVINE ULTIMATE REALITY HAS FOR US
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  • WE CAN THEN SPREAD IT ABROAD TO
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  • OUR FELLOW FEATHERLESS BIPEDS.
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  • SO, WE'RE GOING TO STUDY THIS OUT OF
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  • 1ST JOHN CHAPTER 4 VERSE 19.
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  • NOW HERE'S A LITTLE PREFATORY
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  • INTRODUCTORY REMARK TO THIS TEXT,
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  • WE OFTEN THINK OF THE BOOK IN OUR LAP...
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU GUYS HAVE A LEATHER AND PAPER BIBLE?
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  • WOULD YOU PLEASE RAISE UP YOUR LEATHER AND PAPER BIBLE
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  • IF YOU HAVE IT?
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  • OKAY, THAT'S HOW YOU CAST OUT DEMONS,
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  • WITH THE LEATHER AND PAPER RIGHT THERE.
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  • WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN YOUR iPHONE BREAKS?
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO PULL UP ANGRY BIRDS OR...
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  • WHEN YOUR BATTERY DIES IT'S NOT
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  • THAT POWERFUL AGAINST THE ENEMY.
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  • BUT I'M A HYPOCRITE BECAUSE I HAVE A GLOWING BIBLE.
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  • IF YOU HAVE A GLOWING BIBLE, I DON'T RESPECT YOU.
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  • JOKINGLY, I HAVE A GLOWING BIBLE.
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  • BUT BE AS IT MAY, WE THINK OF THE BIBLE
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  • IN OUR LAP AS A BOOK.
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  • OKAY, WE THINK OF THE BIBLE IN OUR LAP AS A BOOK,
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  • BUT ACTUALLY, TECHNICALLY, IT'S A LIBRARY,
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  • WITH ALL SORTS OF BOOKS IN IT.
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  • SIXTY-SIX BOOKS WRITTEN BY 40 DIFFERENT AUTHORS.
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  • NOW MOST OF THIS LIBRARY IN YOUR LAP, OR IN YOUR HAND,
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  • IS A STORY BUT THEN THERE'S ALSO A TON OF POETRY.
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  • THERE'S A MEMOIR OR TWO OR THREE,
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  • THERE'S LEGAL CODE,
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  • THERE'S A GENEALOGY,
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  • THERE'S A NUMBER OF WISDOM ONE-LINERS
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  • THAT ARE GREAT FOR 140 CHARACTER TWEETS.
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  • THERE'S A PLAY IN THERE.
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  • THERE'S QUITE A FEW LETTERS.
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  • THERE'S A NUMBER OF BIOGRAPHIES OF JESUS OF NAZARETH
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  • AND A FEW OTHER PEOPLE.
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  • THERE'S A THEOLOGICAL ESSAY OR TWO.
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  • THERE'S A GENRE OF LITERATURE WE DON'T EVEN HAVE ANYMORE
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  • CALLED APOCALYPTIC.
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  • THIS LIBRARY WAS WRITTEN OVER A PERIOD OF 1.000 YEARS
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  • FROM APPROXIMATELY THREE DIFFERENT CONTINENTS
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  • IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES.
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  • AND IT'S THE BEST SELLING BOOK OF ALL TIME.
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  • NOTHING COMPARES.
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  • IT IS AT ITS CORE ABOUT THE HUMAN CONDITION:
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  • LOVE, HATE, WAR, INJUSTICE.
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  • WHEN THE CHURCH GETS IN BED WITH THE EMPIRE,
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  • TRAUMA AND HEALING, THE MEANING OF LIFE,
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  • MOST IMPORTANTLY WHAT TO DO WITH MOLD IN YOUR KITCHEN,
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  • SEX, THE END OF THE WORLD, DOUBT,
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  • IT'S PRETTY MUCH ALL IN THERE.
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  • LIKE THIS LIBRARY CONTAINS IT ALL.
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  • NOW, TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF PERSPECTIVE ON THE BIBLE,
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  • FROM 20.000 FEET UP, LISTEN,
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  • 43% OF THE BIBLE IS NARRATIVE OR STORY.
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  • 43% OF THE BIBLE IS NARRATIVE OR STORY.
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  • 33% OF THE BIBLE IS POETRY.
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  • NOW THAT'S KIND OF SURPRISING.
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  • A THIRD OF THE BIBLE IS POETRY.
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  • SO THAT MEANS NEARLY 80%, ABOUT 80% OF THE BIBLE
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  • IS EITHER A STORY OR A POEM.
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  • LESS THAN 20% OF SCRIPTURE IS IN A LETTER
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  • OR A TEACHING, ET CETERA.
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  • AND IF YOU WERE TO ADD HOW MUCH OF THE BIBLE IS COMMANDS,
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  • YOU'RE JUST WELL INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS.
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  • SO A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK OF THE BIBLE
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  • AS THIS IS A BOOK OF RULES AND REGULATIONS
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  • WHEN ACTUALLY 80% IS EITHER A STORY OR A POEM.
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  • AND YOU'RE INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS
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  • WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT COMMANDS
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  • OR AS CYNICS WOULD SAY RULES AND REGULATIONS.
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  • AND JESUS SAID, LISTEN, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW
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  • WHAT ALL OF THE LAW WHEN YOU'RE TALKING
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  • ABOUT THESE COMMANDS ARE SUMMED UP IN,
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  • IT'S SUMMED UP IN LOVE,
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  • WHICH LEADS US TO OUR TEXT, 1ST JOHN CHAPTER 4 VERSE 19 SAYS
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  • WE LOVE HIM BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US.
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  • EVERYBODY SAY, WE LOVE HIM
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  • - CONGREGATION: WE LOVE HIM.
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  • - BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US.
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  • - CONGREGATION: BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US.
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  • - NOW LOOK AT VERSE 8, VERSE 8 SAYS, GOD IS LOVE.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 16.
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  • VERSE 16 SAYS, GOD IS LOVE.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 10.
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  • VERSE 10 SAYS, HEREIN IS LOVE,
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  • NOT THAT WE LOVED GOD BUT THAT HE LOVED US.
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  • THE TRUTH IS THE WAY WE LOVE GOD,
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  • THE WAY WE LOVE PEOPLE,
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  • IS BY SIMPLY LETTING OURSELVES BE LOVED BY THE DIVINE.
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  • EVERYBODY PLEASE SAY, LET YOURSELF BE LOVED.
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  • EVERYBODY PLEASE SAY, LET YOURSELF BE LOVED.
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  • EVERYBODY PLEASE SAY, I'M GOING TO LET MYSELF BE LOVED.
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  • SOMETIMES WE FOCUS ON HOW MUCH WE LOVE GOD AND THAT'S GREAT
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  • BUT WHAT WE NEED TO FOCUS ON IS HOW MUCH GOD LOVES US
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  • AND WE LOVE HIM BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVES US.
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  • HE WHO IS FORGIVEN MUCH LOVES MUCH.
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  • SIMON THE PHARISEE SAID IF YOU KNEW,
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  • OR HE THOUGHT IN HIS MIND,
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  • IF YOU KNEW JESUS, THAT THIS HARLOT IS A PROSTITUTE,
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  • AND SHE WASHES YOUR FEET WITH HER HAIR AND TEARS AND PERFUME
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  • YOU WOULD NEVER LET HER TOUCH YOU
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  • IF YOU WERE REALLY A PROPHET AND YOU KNEW
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  • WHAT KIND OF WOMAN SHE WAS.
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  • AND JESUS SAID, PERCEIVING HIS THOUGHT,
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  • IN HIS WISE DISCERNMENT WITH A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE,
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  • HE SAYS, SIMON, YOU DIDN'T GREET ME
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  • WITH THE CUSTOMARY KISS THAT YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO
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  • IN THE FIRST CENTURY.
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  • YOU DIDN'T WASH MY FEET.
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  • YOU DIDN'T GIVE ME A ROBE WHEN I ENTERED.
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  • YOU OMITTED THE CUSTOMARY GREETINGS
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  • BUT THIS WOMAN HAS NOT STOPPED WASHING MY FEET
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  • WITH HER HAIR AND HER TEARS BECAUSE
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  • HE WHO IS FORGIVEN MUCH LOVES MUCH.
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  • I DID NOT COME TO HEAL THE HEALTHY, I
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  • THOSE WHO ARE HEALTHY HAVE NO NEED OF A DOCTOR,
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  • BUT THOSE WHO ARE SICK.
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  • I DO NOT COME TO CALL THE RIGHTEOUS
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  • BUT SINNERS TO REPENTANCE,
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  • AND THOSE WHO ARE FORGIVEN MUCH, LOVE MUCH,
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  • AND THEY METANOIA, WHICH IS THE WORD REPENTANCE,
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  • THEY METAMORPHOSIZE THE WAY THEY THINK.
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  • AND WHEN THEY UNDERSTAND HOW LOVED THEY ARE,
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  • THEY WILL IN TURN LOVE ME ABOVE OTHERS.
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  • WOULD SOMEBODY SAY AMEN?
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  • THE TRUTH IS, THE LOVE OF GOD IS NOT CONTINGENT
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  • ON YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES OR YOUR PAIN.
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  • I HAD TO LEARN THIS THIS LAST WEEK, BIG TIME.
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  • GOD LOVES US REGARDLESS OF WHAT WE GO THROUGH.
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  • YESTERDAY, I WAS TEACHING ABOUT A GAZILLION TIMES
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  • IN PITTSBURGH AND IT WAS AWESOME AND IT WAS REALLY FUN.
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  • BUT IT WAS KIND OF WEIRD TRAVELING AROUND IN A SLING
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  • TO BE HONEST WITH YOU.
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  • THE REASON I'M IN A SLING IS BECAUSE
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  • AFTER LAST MONDAY NIGHT, ME AND SOME FRIENDS
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  • FROM MONDAY NIGHT, I SEE YOU OVER THERE CHASE,
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  • AND GUSTAVO AND YOU GUYS.
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  • WE, AFTER CHURCH, WE WENT SKATEBOARDING
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  • BECAUSE I'M JUST OBSESSED WITH LISTENING
  • 00:10:10.100 --> 00:10:11.200
  • TO EDM AND SKATEBOARDING.
  • 00:10:11.230 --> 00:10:12.240
  • THAT'S WHEN I FEEL THE PRESENCE OF GOD
  • 00:10:12.270 --> 00:10:14.100
  • IN LIKE A PROFOUND WAY.
  • 00:10:14.130 --> 00:10:16.080
  • IT'S JUST LIKE EDM AND SKATEBOARDING.
  • 00:10:16.110 --> 00:10:18.110
  • SO WE GO TO A HILL THAT WAS IN EAST MEDFORD
  • 00:10:18.140 --> 00:10:23.180
  • AND IT WAS LIKE A REALLY STEEP HILL.
  • 00:10:23.210 --> 00:10:26.140
  • AND I TAKE OUT MY LONGBOARD AND CLIMB UP THE HILL
  • 00:10:26.170 --> 00:10:29.210
  • AND I PUT ON MY EDM MUSIC,
  • 00:10:29.240 --> 00:10:32.120
  • AND I LOOK DOWN THE HILL AND
  • 00:10:32.150 --> 00:10:33.270
  • EVERYONE SEES ME LOOKING DOWN THE HILL.
  • 00:10:34.000 --> 00:10:35.270
  • THEY'RE LIKE BEN, DON'T GO DOWN THAT HILL,
  • 00:10:36.000 --> 00:10:37.110
  • LET'S JUST CRUISE YOU KNOW,
  • 00:10:37.140 --> 00:10:38.260
  • ON THE EVEN PAVEMENT.
  • 00:10:38.290 --> 00:10:41.070
  • AND IMMEDIATELY WHEN THEY SAID DON'T DO IT,
  • 00:10:41.100 --> 00:10:44.070
  • I KNEW I HAD TO.
  • 00:10:44.100 --> 00:10:46.190
  • WHENEVER SOMEBODY POINTS AT A HILL AND SAYS DON'T DO THAT,
  • 00:10:46.220 --> 00:10:49.000
  • I'M LIKE NOW I HAVE TO.
  • 00:10:49.030 --> 00:10:51.130
  • SO THE PROBLEM IS, IT WAS DARK.
  • 00:10:51.160 --> 00:10:54.160
  • AND YOU CAN'T SEE ANYTHING AT 10 PM AT NIGHT
  • 00:10:54.190 --> 00:10:59.000
  • WHEN THERE WASN'T ANY LIGHTS, I COULDN'T SEE ANYTHING.
  • 00:10:59.030 --> 00:11:02.010
  • SO, I JUST PULLED OUT MY iPHONE FLASHLIGHT,
  • 00:11:02.040 --> 00:11:04.090
  • I'M LIKE THIS IS PERFECT.
  • 00:11:04.120 --> 00:11:05.220
  • SO I HAVE MY EDM AND MY iPHONE FLASHLIGHT,
  • 00:11:05.250 --> 00:11:08.050
  • AND I JUST START BOMBING THIS HILL.
  • 00:11:08.080 --> 00:11:10.220
  • WELL I ENDED UP GOING SO FAST IN THE DARK
  • 00:11:10.250 --> 00:11:13.040
  • ON LIKE THE HILL OF THE ABYSS
  • 00:11:13.070 --> 00:11:16.040
  • WITH MY iPHONE FLASHLIGHT.
  • 00:11:16.070 --> 00:11:18.120
  • THAT MY TRUCKS, MY FRIEND PARKER WAS
  • 00:11:18.150 --> 00:11:20.000
  • JOINING UP WITH US A LITTLE LATER AND I TEXTED HIM,
  • 00:11:20.030 --> 00:11:21.240
  • I SAID HEY PLEASE BRING SOME TOOLS TO TIGHTEN MY TRUCKS
  • 00:11:21.270 --> 00:11:25.190
  • BECAUSE THEY'RE SO LOOSE I GET THE SPEED WOBBLES
  • 00:11:25.220 --> 00:11:27.220
  • REALLY BAD ON MY SKATEBOARD.
  • 00:11:27.250 --> 00:11:29.180
  • SO I ENDED UP GETTING SUCH BAD SPEED WOBBLES
  • 00:11:29.210 --> 00:11:32.200
  • BECAUSE PARKER HADN'T COME YET AND I DIDN'T WANT TO WAIT
  • 00:11:32.230 --> 00:11:35.030
  • SO I GOT THE SPEED WOBBLES SO BAD
  • 00:11:35.060 --> 00:11:37.040
  • AND I WAS JUST ABOUT TO HIT A CAR AT THE BOTTOM.
  • 00:11:37.070 --> 00:11:40.100
  • IT WAS SO DARK I DIDN'T REALIZE IT WAS MY OWN JEEP.
  • 00:11:40.130 --> 00:11:45.280
  • SO, MY iPHONE FLASHLIGHT, I'M JUST TRYING TO
  • 00:11:46.010 --> 00:11:48.030
  • KEEP UP WITH THE PATH.
  • 00:11:48.060 --> 00:11:49.240
  • SO I START WOBBLING REALLY BAD
  • 00:11:49.270 --> 00:11:51.120
  • AND THEN I TRY TO MAKE A LAST SECOND JUST HARD TURN
  • 00:11:51.150 --> 00:11:54.230
  • AND THEN THE LAST WORD THAT WENT THROUGH MY MIND
  • 00:11:54.260 --> 00:11:58.110
  • AS I WAS WOBBLING AND LIKE BOMBING STRAIGHT TOWARDS MY JEEP
  • 00:11:58.140 --> 00:12:02.150
  • ON THE HILL OF THE ABYSS WITH MY iPHONE FLASHLIGHT
  • 00:12:02.180 --> 00:12:04.130
  • WITH EDM PLAYING IN MY EARS,
  • 00:12:04.160 --> 00:12:06.050
  • THE LAST WORD I HAD IN MY MIND WAS SHOOT.
  • 00:12:06.080 --> 00:12:10.050
  • THAT WAS IT.
  • 00:12:10.080 --> 00:12:11.000
  • I JUST BIBLICALLY REMEMBER THAT.
  • 00:12:11.030 --> 00:12:13.050
  • AND THEN I ENDED UP JUST ROLLING AND
  • 00:12:13.080 --> 00:12:15.260
  • I LANDED ON MY CLAVICLE AND JUST STARTED
  • 00:12:15.290 --> 00:12:19.220
  • SLIDING ON THE CEMENT ON MY BACK
  • 00:12:19.250 --> 00:12:21.110
  • AND THEN KEPT ROLLING.
  • 00:12:21.140 --> 00:12:22.250
  • I GUESS APPARENTLY THE FIRST THING I DID
  • 00:12:22.280 --> 00:12:24.090
  • IS I GOT UP AND JUST STARTED RUNNING.
  • 00:12:24.120 --> 00:12:25.220
  • I DON'T KNOW WHY I DID THAT.
  • 00:12:25.250 --> 00:12:27.190
  • AND THEN I STARTED LAYING IN THE GRASS
  • 00:12:27.220 --> 00:12:29.190
  • AND GOT ALL JACKED UP.
  • 00:12:29.220 --> 00:12:31.170
  • BUT REALLY IT WASN'T ALL THAT...
  • 00:12:31.200 --> 00:12:33.120
  • I STARTED BLEEDING ON MY LEGS, MY HIPS, MY ELBOWS,
  • 00:12:33.150 --> 00:12:36.240
  • MY SHOULDER, MY BACK, JUST KIND OF BLEEDING EVERYWHERE.
  • 00:12:36.270 --> 00:12:39.100
  • AND THAT WASN'T THE PROBLEM.
  • 00:12:39.130 --> 00:12:41.160
  • THE PROBLEM IS THE WORST INJURIES
  • 00:12:41.190 --> 00:12:43.060
  • ARE THE ONES YOU CAN'T SEE.
  • 00:12:43.090 --> 00:12:44.210
  • IT WAS INSIDE MY SHOULDER, I WAS LIKE, GUYS THIS IS AWFUL.
  • 00:12:44.240 --> 00:12:47.180
  • I HAVE HAD THE HARDEST TIME PUTTING ON
  • 00:12:47.210 --> 00:12:51.130
  • AND TAKING OFF SHIRTS.
  • 00:12:51.160 --> 00:12:52.180
  • IT'S LIKE I'M SO THANKFUL FOR SHOULDERS NOW.
  • 00:12:52.210 --> 00:12:55.110
  • WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU'D EVER GIVE THANKS
  • 00:12:55.140 --> 00:12:57.040
  • FOR YOUR SHOULDER AS WELL?
  • 00:12:57.070 --> 00:12:58.150
  • NOW I DO, BECAUSE PUTTING ON SHIRTS
  • 00:12:58.180 --> 00:13:00.100
  • IS LIKE THE HARDEST THING EVER RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:13:00.130 --> 00:13:02.150
  • SO ANYWAYS, I'M LIKE GUYS, I REALLY JACKED UP MY SHOULDER,
  • 00:13:02.180 --> 00:13:06.000
  • SOMETHING DEEP INSIDE HERE.
  • 00:13:06.030 --> 00:13:07.140
  • SO ANYWAY, WE GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM,
  • 00:13:07.170 --> 00:13:09.090
  • ME AND ABOUT 8 OF MY FRIENDS,
  • 00:13:09.120 --> 00:13:13.260
  • WE GET SOME X-RAYS,
  • 00:13:13.290 --> 00:13:15.170
  • AND AFTER THE X-RAYS THEY'RE LIKE,
  • 00:13:15.200 --> 00:13:17.280
  • YOU DID A STAGE 1 TEAR OF YOUR ACCRAL CLAVICLE
  • 00:13:18.010 --> 00:13:23.170
  • SOMETHING IN MY SHOULDER,
  • 00:13:23.200 --> 00:13:24.290
  • AND ANYWAY THIS IS PROBABLY THE LAST DAY
  • 00:13:25.020 --> 00:13:26.150
  • I'LL HAVE TO BE IN THE SLING.
  • 00:13:26.180 --> 00:13:27.230
  • BUT BE THAT AS IT MAY,
  • 00:13:27.260 --> 00:13:29.110
  • AT LEAST IT'S A COOL STORY.
  • 00:13:29.140 --> 00:13:30.170
  • USUALLY I GET HURT BECAUSE I'M LIKE
  • 00:13:30.200 --> 00:13:32.220
  • I TRIPPED ON THE CURB.
  • 00:13:32.250 --> 00:13:34.150
  • OR USUALLY I'M LIKE, I DIDN'T SEE THE RUG
  • 00:13:34.180 --> 00:13:37.100
  • AND I TRIPPED OVER IT AND THAT'S HOW I GOT THIS INJURY.
  • 00:13:37.130 --> 00:13:40.000
  • BUT BE THAT AS IT MAY,
  • 00:13:40.030 --> 00:13:42.010
  • AFTER THE ACCIDENT WHAT I DID START DOING
  • 00:13:42.040 --> 00:13:44.110
  • IS I STARTED LAUGHING.
  • 00:13:44.140 --> 00:13:45.270
  • I JUST STARTED GIGGLING BECAUSE
  • 00:13:46.000 --> 00:13:48.080
  • I GAVE A MESSAGE THAT NIGHT ABOUT HOW MY FRIEND
  • 00:13:48.110 --> 00:13:50.050
  • GOT STUNG BY A JELLYFISH WHEN WE WERE FLIPPING OFF BUILDINGS
  • 00:13:50.080 --> 00:13:52.210
  • IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA AND I TALKED ABOUT
  • 00:13:52.240 --> 00:13:56.220
  • HOW WHEN HE GETS STRESSED HE STARTS LAUGHING.
  • 00:13:56.250 --> 00:13:58.260
  • SO I SAID, LISTEN WHEN YOU'RE STRESSED,
  • 00:13:58.290 --> 00:14:00.110
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LAUGH 'CAUSE IT'S GONNA HELP YOU OUT.
  • 00:14:00.140 --> 00:14:02.200
  • SO I JUST STARTED LAUGHING AND IT ACTUALLY HELPED.
  • 00:14:02.230 --> 00:14:05.280
  • IT'S LIKE THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO IN THAT MOMENT
  • 00:14:06.010 --> 00:14:08.130
  • WHEN YOU'RE HURT,
  • 00:14:08.160 --> 00:14:09.120
  • THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO IS LAUGH
  • 00:14:09.150 --> 00:14:10.280
  • AND IT'S VERY COUNTERINTUITIVE, BUT
  • 00:14:11.010 --> 00:14:12.210
  • WHEN YOU DO IT, IT'S ACTUALLY REALLY HEALTH GIVING
  • 00:14:12.240 --> 00:14:15.070
  • AND REALLY HELPFUL.
  • 00:14:15.100 --> 00:14:16.250
  • NOW THIS IS THE REALITY,
  • 00:14:16.280 --> 00:14:17.290
  • SOMETIMES IN LIFE WE GET IN WRECKS
  • 00:14:18.020 --> 00:14:21.180
  • AND WE THINK MAN, IF GOD REALLY LOVED ME
  • 00:14:21.210 --> 00:14:23.060
  • HE WOULDN'T LET THAT HAPPEN.
  • 00:14:23.090 --> 00:14:25.030
  • BUT THE TRUTH IS, GOD WILL WRECK YOUR PLANS,
  • 00:14:25.060 --> 00:14:28.290
  • IF HE SEES YOUR PLANS WILL WRECK YOU.
  • 00:14:29.020 --> 00:14:32.260
  • AND SOMETIMES GOD SAYS LISTEN,
  • 00:14:32.290 --> 00:14:34.160
  • IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE GETTING
  • 00:14:34.190 --> 00:14:35.240
  • INTO AN ACCIDENT OR A MESS,
  • 00:14:35.270 --> 00:14:37.160
  • I WILL TURN YOUR MESS INTO A MESSAGE.
  • 00:14:37.190 --> 00:14:41.010
  • WHEN YOU WALK WITH THE LORD,
  • 00:14:41.040 --> 00:14:43.230
  • YOU KNOW THAT EVEN YOUR WRECKS ARE DONE IN LOVE.
  • 00:14:43.260 --> 00:14:46.270
  • THAT'S WHY HOPE IS H-O-P-E.
  • 00:14:47.000 --> 00:14:50.120
  • HOLD ON, PAIN ENDS.
  • 00:14:50.150 --> 00:14:53.110
  • THAT'S THE ACRONYM.
  • 00:14:53.140 --> 00:14:54.140
  • H-O-P-E, HOLD ON PAIN ENDS.
  • 00:14:54.170 --> 00:14:58.080
  • BUT IT'S ALSO ANOTHER ACRONYM.
  • 00:14:58.110 --> 00:15:00.040
  • H-O-P-E, HOPE ON PLANET EARTH.
  • 00:15:00.070 --> 00:15:04.030
  • JESUS SAID, YOUR KINGDOM COMES TO EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:15:04.060 --> 00:15:07.110
  • AND PAUL SAID, THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS
  • 00:15:07.140 --> 00:15:08.240
  • RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE AND JOY IN THE HOLY GHOST.
  • 00:15:08.270 --> 00:15:12.110
  • I KNOW THAT'S KIND OF A STUPID STORY
  • 00:15:12.140 --> 00:15:15.090
  • AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD GO OVER BETTER THAN IT REALLY DID.
  • 00:15:15.120 --> 00:15:17.210
  • WHATEVER.
  • 00:15:17.240 --> 00:15:20.020
  • MAYBE IN LIFE YOU'RE ACTUALLY GOING
  • 00:15:20.050 --> 00:15:21.250
  • THROUGH REALLY HARD STUFF,
  • 00:15:21.280 --> 00:15:24.050
  • AND IT'S NOT JUST LIKE A STAGE 1 OF YOUR ACL,
  • 00:15:24.080 --> 00:15:27.010
  • YOU'RE GOING THROUGH REALLY TOUGH STUFF.
  • 00:15:27.040 --> 00:15:29.090
  • AND MAYBE YOU'RE DEEPLY WOUNDED INSIDE,
  • 00:15:29.120 --> 00:15:32.110
  • IT'S THE WOUNDS THAT PEOPLE CAN'T SEE THAT HURTS THE MOST,
  • 00:15:32.140 --> 00:15:35.160
  • NOT JUST BIOLOGICALLY BUT EMOTIONALLY.
  • 00:15:35.190 --> 00:15:38.090
  • AND EVERYONE LIVES LIVES OF QUIET DESPERATION.
  • 00:15:38.120 --> 00:15:40.070
  • IF WE EVER KNEW EACH OTHER'S SECRET BATTLES,
  • 00:15:40.100 --> 00:15:41.280
  • WE WOULD BE SO GRACIOUS TO EACH OTHER.
  • 00:15:42.010 --> 00:15:44.220
  • BUT MAYBE YOU'RE AT A PLACE WHERE YOU'RE CRYING TEARS
  • 00:15:44.250 --> 00:15:47.100
  • IN THE SECRET PLACE AND IT SEEMS LIKE NOBODY SEES.
  • 00:15:47.130 --> 00:15:51.170
  • ROMANS 8 SAYS THE SPIRIT PRAYS FOR US
  • 00:15:51.200 --> 00:15:53.290
  • WITH GROANINGS THAT CAN'T BE UTTERED.
  • 00:15:54.020 --> 00:15:55.070
  • SOME OF THE MOST POWERFUL PRAYERS YOU PRAY
  • 00:15:55.100 --> 00:15:57.160
  • ARE THE GROANS WHEN YOU HAVE NO WORDS TO SAY.
  • 00:15:57.190 --> 00:16:00.260
  • AND PSALM 56 SAYS, ALL MY TEARS ARE IN YOUR BOTTLE.
  • 00:16:00.290 --> 00:16:05.070
  • ARE THEY NOT RECORDED IN YOUR BOOK.
  • 00:16:05.100 --> 00:16:08.090
  • IN THE FIRST CENTURY, JEWISH WOMEN,
  • 00:16:08.120 --> 00:16:10.040
  • OR I SHOULD SAY IN OLD TESTAMENT TIMES AS WELL,
  • 00:16:10.070 --> 00:16:13.070
  • JEWISH WOMEN, ONE OF THEIR MOST PRECIOUS POSSESSIONS
  • 00:16:13.100 --> 00:16:16.290
  • WAS A TEAR BOTTLE,
  • 00:16:17.020 --> 00:16:18.280
  • AND THEY WOULD COLLECT THEIR TEARS OF SADNESS
  • 00:16:19.010 --> 00:16:21.030
  • AND THEIR TEARS OF GLADNESS IN THIS TEAR BOTTLE
  • 00:16:21.060 --> 00:16:24.000
  • AND THEN WHEN THEY GOT MARRIED,
  • 00:16:24.030 --> 00:16:25.250
  • THEY WOULD GIFT IT TO THEIR HUSBAND,
  • 00:16:25.280 --> 00:16:28.160
  • THEREBY SAYING I GIVE YOU ALL OF MY HEART,
  • 00:16:28.190 --> 00:16:31.070
  • ALL THE JOY AND ALL THE GRIEF,
  • 00:16:31.100 --> 00:16:33.070
  • THE TEARS OF HAPPINESS, THE TEARS OF SADNESS,
  • 00:16:33.100 --> 00:16:36.120
  • I GIVE ALL OF MY HEART TO YOU UPON GETTING MARRIED.
  • 00:16:36.150 --> 00:16:42.030
  • NOW ISN'T IT INTERESTING HOW IN ALL FOUR GOSPELS,
  • 00:16:42.060 --> 00:16:45.000
  • THE WRITERS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT TELL THE STORY
  • 00:16:45.030 --> 00:16:48.220
  • OF A WOMAN WHO WASHED JESUS' FEET
  • 00:16:48.250 --> 00:16:50.220
  • WITH HER HAIR AND WITH HER PERFUME AND WITH WHAT ELSE?
  • 00:16:50.250 --> 00:16:55.290
  • WITH HER HAIR, WITH PERFUME, AND WITH WHAT ELSE?
  • 00:16:56.020 --> 00:16:58.110
  • HER TEARS!
  • 00:16:58.140 --> 00:16:59.190
  • NOW ONE SCHOLAR SUGGESTS THAT WHAT SHE WAS DOING
  • 00:16:59.220 --> 00:17:03.020
  • IS SHE WAS PROBABLY USING HER TEAR BOTTLE.
  • 00:17:03.050 --> 00:17:05.260
  • THAT SCHOLAR WAS MY DAD, BUT ANYWAYS.
  • 00:17:05.290 --> 00:17:15.030
  • THE TEAR BOTTLE IS WHAT YOU WOULD GIVE TO YOUR HUSBAND.
  • 00:17:15.060 --> 00:17:19.060
  • BECAUSE REMEMBER, THEY WOULD COLLECT, THESE JEWISH WOMEN,
  • 00:17:19.090 --> 00:17:21.080
  • THEIR TEARS OF HAPPINESS, THEIR TEARS OF SADNESS,
  • 00:17:21.110 --> 00:17:23.050
  • AND GIVE IT TO THEIR HUSBANDS,
  • 00:17:23.080 --> 00:17:24.090
  • SAYING YOU HAVE ALL MY HEART, ALL MY EMOTION,
  • 00:17:24.120 --> 00:17:26.190
  • I GIVE IT TO YOU.
  • 00:17:26.220 --> 00:17:28.220
  • WELL THIS WOMAN, WHAT SHE WAS PROBABLY DOING
  • 00:17:28.250 --> 00:17:30.060
  • IS TAKING HER TEAR BOTTLE AND DUMPING IT ON JESUS' FEET
  • 00:17:30.090 --> 00:17:34.110
  • IN THE FOUR GOSPELS AND THEREBY SAYING
  • 00:17:34.140 --> 00:17:36.240
  • I AM THE BRIDE OF CHRIST.
  • 00:17:36.270 --> 00:17:46.170
  • I GIVE MY HEART TO YOU.
  • 00:17:46.200 --> 00:17:50.020
  • YOU'RE GOING TO NEVER LEAVE ME OR FORSAKE ME.
  • 00:17:50.050 --> 00:17:51.240
  • YOU'RE GOING TO TAKE VERY GOOD CARE OF IT.
  • 00:17:51.270 --> 00:17:54.090
  • AND WHEN YOU'RE THE BRIDE OF CHRIST,
  • 00:17:54.120 --> 00:17:56.200
  • AND YOU GIVE HIM YOUR HEART,
  • 00:17:56.230 --> 00:17:57.250
  • HE WILL TAKE SUCH GOOD CARE OF IT
  • 00:17:57.280 --> 00:17:59.160
  • THAT EVEN WHEN YOU'RE WRECKED,
  • 00:17:59.190 --> 00:18:01.250
  • YOU CAN KNOW IT'S THE LOVE OF GOD THAT DICTATES
  • 00:18:01.280 --> 00:18:04.090
  • ALL THINGS IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:18:04.120 --> 00:18:06.120
  • WHEN PAUL THE APOSTLE WAS IN PHILIPPI,
  • 00:18:06.150 --> 00:18:08.190
  • HE HEALED THE SLAVE GIRL OF DEMONIC OPPRESSION
  • 00:18:08.220 --> 00:18:11.010
  • ACCORDING TO LUKE.
  • 00:18:11.040 --> 00:18:12.060
  • HE WAS THROWN INTO A PRISON AND IT WAS IN PHILIPPI
  • 00:18:12.090 --> 00:18:15.190
  • THAT HE STARTED SINGING PRAISES TO GOD.
  • 00:18:15.220 --> 00:18:17.210
  • NOW THE INTERESTING THING IS HE WROTE
  • 00:18:17.240 --> 00:18:20.020
  • A BOOK TO THE PHILIPPIANS
  • 00:18:20.050 --> 00:18:22.170
  • AND HE MENTIONS THE ACTUAL WORD JOY SIXTEEN TIMES
  • 00:18:22.200 --> 00:18:26.190
  • AND IT'S A REALLY SMALL BOOK,
  • 00:18:26.220 --> 00:18:28.050
  • IT'S ONLY FOUR SMALL CHAPTERS.
  • 00:18:28.080 --> 00:18:31.070
  • AND SIXTEEN TIMES, PAUL THE APOSTLE
  • 00:18:31.100 --> 00:18:33.220
  • IN THE BOOK OF PHILIPPIANS USES THE ACTUAL WORD JOY
  • 00:18:33.250 --> 00:18:36.110
  • IN THE VERY CITY WHERE HE SHOULD'VE HAD
  • 00:18:36.140 --> 00:18:39.270
  • WHERE HE WAS WHIPPED AND BEATEN AND SCOURGED
  • 00:18:40.000 --> 00:18:41.260
  • AND FLOGGED AND THROWN INTO A PRISON
  • 00:18:41.290 --> 00:18:44.070
  • BECAUSE HE SAID REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS,
  • 00:18:44.100 --> 00:18:46.130
  • AND I AGAIN I SAY REJOICE.
  • 00:18:46.160 --> 00:18:47.220
  • WHY? BECAUSE THE MEANING OF LIFE IS TO ENJOY THE JOY
  • 00:18:47.250 --> 00:18:49.180
  • OF BEING ENJOYED BY GOD.
  • 00:18:49.210 --> 00:18:53.100
  • KNOWING THAT THE LORD LOVES ME
  • 00:18:53.130 --> 00:18:55.230
  • AND THAT'S WHY I CAN BE CONFIDENT THAT NO MATTER
  • 00:18:55.260 --> 00:18:57.240
  • BEATING I GO THROUGH, NO MATTER WHAT WRECKS I'M IN,
  • 00:18:57.270 --> 00:19:00.020
  • NO MATTER WHAT HEARTBREAK I'VE ENDURED,
  • 00:19:00.050 --> 00:19:01.180
  • NO MATTER WHAT TEARS I'VE CRIED,
  • 00:19:01.210 --> 00:19:03.130
  • I KNOW THAT GOD WILL NEVER ALLOW HIS CHILDREN TO CRY
  • 00:19:03.160 --> 00:19:08.210
  • EVEN A SINGLE NEEDLESS TEAR.
  • 00:19:08.240 --> 00:19:11.250
  • AND I KNOW THAT I CAN GLORY IN TRIBULATION
  • 00:19:11.280 --> 00:19:14.050
  • BECAUSE TRIBULATION PRODUCES PATIENCE,
  • 00:19:14.080 --> 00:19:16.010
  • EXPERIENCE HOPE AND HOPE NEVER MAKES A SHAME.
  • 00:19:16.040 --> 00:19:18.170
  • BECAUSE OF THE LOVE OF GOD SPREAD ABROAD IN OUR HEARTS,
  • 00:19:18.200 --> 00:19:21.050
  • BY THE SPIRIT THAT IS GIVEN UNTO US,
  • 00:19:21.080 --> 00:19:22.240
  • WE KNOW THAT PAIN MAKES US STRONGER,
  • 00:19:22.270 --> 00:19:24.210
  • AND TEARS MAKE US BRAVER AND HEARTBREAK MAKES US WISER,
  • 00:19:24.240 --> 00:19:27.250
  • AND WE THANK OUR PAST FOR A BETTER FUTURE
  • 00:19:27.280 --> 00:19:29.210
  • BECAUSE EVERYTHING THAT GOD DOES OR ALLOWS IN OUR LIFE
  • 00:19:29.240 --> 00:19:33.280
  • IS ALWAYS DONE IN LOVE AND THAT'S WHY WE LOVE HIM BACK.
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  • WE LOVE HIM BECAUSE IN EVERYTHING,
  • 00:19:37.180 --> 00:19:40.070
  • IN EVERYTHING HE DOES IN OUR LIFE,
  • 00:19:40.100 --> 00:19:43.020
  • IT'S ALWAYS DONE OUT OF LOVE.
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  • WE LOVE HIM BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US.
  • 00:19:45.140 --> 00:19:48.280
  • AND PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT FEAR.
  • 00:19:49.010 --> 00:19:52.160
  • ZERO FEAR.
  • 00:19:52.190 --> 00:19:54.010
  • IT IS NOT THE POWER OF DARKNESS THAT IS TO BE FEARED,
  • 00:19:54.040 --> 00:19:56.250
  • IT IS FEAR THAT GIVES POWER TO THE DARKNESS.
  • 00:19:56.280 --> 00:20:00.180
  • AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE AFRAID WHEN
  • 00:20:00.210 --> 00:20:02.100
  • YOU KNOW THE LOVE OF GOD.
  • 00:20:02.130 --> 00:20:05.080
  • A LOT OF TIMES WE EMPHASIZE HOW MUCH WE LOVE GOD.
  • 00:20:05.110 --> 00:20:08.280
  • BAD IDEA.
  • 00:20:09.010 --> 00:20:10.140
  • WE SHOULD EMPHASIZE HOW MUCH GOD LOVES US.
  • 00:20:10.170 --> 00:20:14.030
  • YOU REMEMBER PETER WAS ALWAYS EMPHASIZING
  • 00:20:14.060 --> 00:20:15.220
  • OH LORD I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, I'M COMMITTED TO YOU,
  • 00:20:15.250 --> 00:20:17.250
  • I'LL GO TO THE DEATH WITH YOU, I'LL GO TO THE CROSS WITH YOU
  • 00:20:17.280 --> 00:20:19.270
  • I'LL GO TO THE DUNGEON WITH YOU, I WILL EVEN DIE WITH YOU.
  • 00:20:20.000 --> 00:20:22.020
  • AND JESUS IS LIKE, NO YOU WON'T.
  • 00:20:22.050 --> 00:20:25.160
  • HE'S LIKE YOU'RE GOING TO DENY ME THREE TIMES
  • 00:20:25.190 --> 00:20:27.060
  • BEFORE THE ROOSTER CROWS.
  • 00:20:27.090 --> 00:20:30.050
  • JOHN THE APOSTLE TOOK A TOTALLY DIFFERENT APPROACH.
  • 00:20:30.080 --> 00:20:32.180
  • HE WASN'T TALKING ABOUT HOW COMMITTED HE WAS TO THE LORD,
  • 00:20:32.210 --> 00:20:34.290
  • HOW MUCH WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT THE LORD,
  • 00:20:35.020 --> 00:20:38.190
  • HOW HE WOULD DIE FOR THE LORD.
  • 00:20:38.220 --> 00:20:40.050
  • UNLIKE PETER, I LOVE WHAT JOHN DID.
  • 00:20:40.080 --> 00:20:42.090
  • JOHN JUST CALLS HIMSELF THE DISCIPLE WHOM JESUS LOVED.
  • 00:20:42.120 --> 00:20:46.280
  • PETER'S LIKE I'M THE DISCIPLE WHO LOVES JESUS,
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  • I'LL GO TO THE CROSS WITH YOU.
  • 00:20:49.020 --> 00:20:50.060
  • JOHN'S LIKE NO, I'M JUST THE DISCIPLE WHOM JESUS LOVED.
  • 00:20:50.090 --> 00:20:53.180
  • DO YOU SEE THE DIFFERENCE?
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  • NOT I'M THE DISCIPLE WHO LOVES JESUS,
  • 00:20:55.100 --> 00:20:57.030
  • THAT'S PETER AND HE DENIED THEM.
  • 00:20:57.060 --> 00:20:59.010
  • JOHN WAS THE ONE WHO DEFINED HIMSELF AS
  • 00:20:59.040 --> 00:21:01.190
  • I'M JUST THE DISCIPLE WHO JESUS LOVES.
  • 00:21:01.220 --> 00:21:03.250
  • SO I'M JUST GOING TO LEAN ON HIS BREAST
  • 00:21:03.280 --> 00:21:05.100
  • AND THAT'S WHY JOHN WAS THE ONE DISCIPLE
  • 00:21:05.130 --> 00:21:07.000
  • THAT DIDN'T FORSAKE JESUS ON THE CROSS.
  • 00:21:07.030 --> 00:21:10.010
  • BECAUSE HE WASN'T TALKING ABOUT HOW
  • 00:21:10.040 --> 00:21:11.100
  • COMMITTED HIS LOVE WAS,
  • 00:21:11.130 --> 00:21:12.240
  • HE WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW COMMITTED JESUS' LOVE WAS.
  • 00:21:12.270 --> 00:21:17.260
  • AND THAT'S WHY JOHN IS THE ONE WHO WRITES IN VERSE 10,
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  • HERE IS LOVE NOT THAT WE LOVED GOD, BUT THAT HE LOVED US.
  • 00:21:20.270 --> 00:21:25.190
  • THAT'S THE REAL THING AND THE INTERESTING THING IS
  • 00:21:25.220 --> 00:21:27.290
  • IF Z WOULD COME UP AT THIS TIME,
  • 00:21:28.020 --> 00:21:30.020
  • IS IN THE SCRIPTURES, I LOVE HOW WHENEVER JESUS
  • 00:21:30.050 --> 00:21:33.110
  • IS ASKED QUESTIONS HE'S ALWAYS AVOIDING THEM.
  • 00:21:33.140 --> 00:21:37.110
  • AND I'M GOING SOMEWHERE WITH THIS
  • 00:21:37.140 --> 00:21:39.220
  • AS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE LOVE OF GOD.
  • 00:21:39.250 --> 00:21:41.290
  • LISTEN TO THIS AS I DESCEND THIS PLANE.
  • 00:21:42.020 --> 00:21:43.280
  • WHEN JESUS CLEANS OUT THE TEMPLE
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  • AND THE PHARISEES ASK HIM,
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  • BY WHAT AUTHORITY DO YOU DO THESE THINGS?
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  • JESUS DIDN'T ANSWER.
  • 00:21:52.200 --> 00:21:55.100
  • HE COULD'VE SAID, BY THE DUNAMAS POWER OF THE HOLY GHOST.
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  • THE FATHER, SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:21:58.230 --> 00:22:01.070
  • ROASTED, COOKED, BOOM, SHOTS FIRED!
  • 00:22:01.100 --> 00:22:04.280
  • HE DIDN'T.
  • 00:22:05.010 --> 00:22:06.140
  • YOU KNOW WHAT HE SAID?
  • 00:22:06.170 --> 00:22:08.270
  • BY WHAT AUTHORITY DID JOHN THE BAPTIST BAPTIZE PEOPLE?
  • 00:22:09.000 --> 00:22:11.170
  • WAS IT BY HIS OWN AUTHORITY OR BY THE AUTHORITY OF MAN
  • 00:22:11.200 --> 00:22:13.220
  • OR BY THE AUTHORITY OF GOD?
  • 00:22:13.250 --> 00:22:15.180
  • THE PHARISEES THOUGHT ABOUT IT AND THEY SAID,
  • 00:22:15.210 --> 00:22:17.060
  • WELL IF WE SAY IT'S THE AUTHORITY OF MAN,
  • 00:22:17.090 --> 00:22:18.290
  • EVERYONE'S GOING TO HATE US BECAUSE
  • 00:22:19.020 --> 00:22:20.220
  • THEY CONSIDER JOHN A PROPHET,
  • 00:22:20.250 --> 00:22:22.050
  • BUT IF WE SAY IT'S THE AUTHORITY OF GOD,
  • 00:22:22.080 --> 00:22:23.230
  • THEN WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO ADMIT THAT JOHN'S
  • 00:22:23.260 --> 00:22:25.030
  • TEACHING IS TRUE AND JOHN SAID OF JESUS,
  • 00:22:25.060 --> 00:22:27.050
  • THAT HE WAS NOT EVEN WORTHY TO UNLOOSE JESUS' SANDAL STRAP
  • 00:22:27.080 --> 00:22:30.110
  • AND THEREBY SAYING JESUS' IS THE
  • 00:22:30.140 --> 00:22:31.270
  • LAMB OF GOD THAT TAKES AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD
  • 00:22:32.000 --> 00:22:33.150
  • SO WE CAN'T SAY THAT JOHN BAPTIZES BY THE AUTHORITY OF GOD
  • 00:22:33.180 --> 00:22:37.020
  • BECAUSE THEN WE'RE ADMITTING THAT JESUS IS RIGHT.
  • 00:22:37.050 --> 00:22:40.240
  • SO I LOVE THIS, THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THE PHARISEES ANSWERED
  • 00:22:40.270 --> 00:22:43.130
  • JESUS' QUESTION, BY WHAT AUTHORITY DID
  • 00:22:43.160 --> 00:22:47.070
  • THE PHARISEES SAID, WE DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:22:47.100 --> 00:22:51.180
  • I LOVE THAT VERSE, THEY'RE JUST LIKE WE DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:22:51.210 --> 00:22:55.050
  • THEN, I LOVE THIS,
  • 00:22:55.080 --> 00:22:57.020
  • THE PHARISEES AGAIN CATCH A WOMAN TAKING ADULTERY,
  • 00:22:57.050 --> 00:22:59.100
  • THEY SAY SHOULD WE STONE THIS WOMAN?
  • 00:22:59.130 --> 00:23:01.050
  • MOSES' SAYS IN THE LAW THAT SOMEONE TAKING IN ADULTERY
  • 00:23:01.080 --> 00:23:03.270
  • SHOULD BE STONED.
  • 00:23:04.000 --> 00:23:04.290
  • JESUS DIDN'T SAY YES OR NO.
  • 00:23:05.020 --> 00:23:07.070
  • HE JUST STARTED WRITING IN THE SAND.
  • 00:23:07.100 --> 00:23:11.050
  • HE'S LIKE, HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN AMONG YOU,
  • 00:23:11.080 --> 00:23:13.160
  • YOU CAST THE FIRST STONE.
  • 00:23:13.190 --> 00:23:16.090
  • CARTOGRAPHING, HE WAS WRITING AGAINST THEM.
  • 00:23:16.120 --> 00:23:18.160
  • PROBABLY THEIR SINS.
  • 00:23:18.190 --> 00:23:19.160
  • HE'S LIKE, YOU WHO HAVEN'T SINNED,
  • 00:23:19.190 --> 00:23:21.110
  • YOU CAST THE FIRST STONE.
  • 00:23:21.140 --> 00:23:23.080
  • AND HE DIDN'T EVEN ANSWER THE QUESTION AND SHE GOES FREE.
  • 00:23:23.110 --> 00:23:26.140
  • I LOVE THIS WHEN THEY'RE LIKE,
  • 00:23:26.170 --> 00:23:28.040
  • TELL US PLAINLY WHETHER YOU ARE THE CHRIST.
  • 00:23:28.070 --> 00:23:31.190
  • AND THEN THIS IS SO FUNNY,
  • 00:23:31.220 --> 00:23:33.110
  • LIKE TELL US PLAINLY ARE YOU THE MESSIAH?
  • 00:23:33.140 --> 00:23:35.180
  • AND JESUS' QUOTES THIS OBSCURE PASSAGE IN PSALMS
  • 00:23:35.210 --> 00:23:37.280
  • TALKING ABOUT JUDGES, HE'S LIKE
  • 00:23:38.010 --> 00:23:39.290
  • DO YOU NOT KNOW YE ARE ALL GODS?
  • 00:23:40.020 --> 00:23:44.050
  • THEY'RE LIKE MAN, WHY DOESN'T HE JUST ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS?
  • 00:23:44.080 --> 00:23:47.000
  • I LOVE THIS, THE RICH OLD RULER IS LIKE,
  • 00:23:47.030 --> 00:23:49.210
  • WHAT MUST I DO TO INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE?
  • 00:23:49.240 --> 00:23:52.210
  • AND JESUS' ASKS THE QUESTION, JUST SUPER SOCRATIC DIALOGUE,
  • 00:23:52.240 --> 00:23:55.190
  • LIKE WELL, WHAT DO YOU READ IN THE SCRIPTURES?
  • 00:23:55.220 --> 00:23:59.270
  • AND THE GUY SAID, HONOR YOUR PARENTS,
  • 00:24:00.020 --> 00:24:03.150
  • KEEP THE SABBATH DAY, DO NOT STEAL,
  • 00:24:03.180 --> 00:24:07.110
  • DON'T MURDER.
  • 00:24:07.140 --> 00:24:09.090
  • AND JESUS SAID GREAT, DO THAT AND YOU'LL LIVE.
  • 00:24:09.120 --> 00:24:11.190
  • AND THE GUY SAID, WELL I'VE ALREADY DONE THIS.
  • 00:24:11.220 --> 00:24:13.090
  • AND THEN THAT'S WHEN JESUS SAID,
  • 00:24:13.120 --> 00:24:14.170
  • WELL SELL EVERYTHING YOU HAVE AND GIVE IT TO THE POOR
  • 00:24:14.200 --> 00:24:16.010
  • AND YOU'LL FIND LIGHT BUT BE THAT AS IT MAY
  • 00:24:16.040 --> 00:24:18.070
  • THAT'S TERRIBLE EVANGELISM.
  • 00:24:18.100 --> 00:24:21.030
  • WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?
  • 00:24:21.060 --> 00:24:22.060
  • I DON'T KNOW, WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY?
  • 00:24:22.090 --> 00:24:25.230
  • I WOULD GIVE JESUS AN EVANGELISM 101 CLASSES.
  • 00:24:25.260 --> 00:24:28.120
  • AND THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES,
  • 00:24:28.150 --> 00:24:29.290
  • SHOULD WE PAY TAXES?
  • 00:24:30.020 --> 00:24:32.230
  • JESUS DIDN'T ANSWER YES OR NO,
  • 00:24:32.260 --> 00:24:34.010
  • HE SAID, SHOW ME A COIN.
  • 00:24:34.040 --> 00:24:37.170
  • AND THEN HE SAYS, WHO'S IMAGE IS ON THIS COIN?
  • 00:24:37.200 --> 00:24:39.150
  • AND AGAIN, HE ANSWERS A QUESTION BY ASKING ANOTHER QUESTION.
  • 00:24:39.180 --> 00:24:42.180
  • WHO'S IMAGE IS ON THIS COIN?
  • 00:24:42.210 --> 00:24:43.260
  • THEY'RE LIKE CAESAR, HE'S LIKE GREAT!
  • 00:24:43.290 --> 00:24:45.240
  • CAESAR'S IMAGE IS ON THIS COIN, SO GIVE IT TO CAESAR
  • 00:24:45.270 --> 00:24:47.160
  • BUT GOD'S IMAGE IS ON YOU, SO GIVE YOUR LIFE TO GOD.
  • 00:24:47.190 --> 00:24:51.150
  • HE'S JUST SO GENIUS!
  • 00:24:51.180 --> 00:24:54.050
  • YOU COULD NEVER PIN HIM ON THE HORNS
  • 00:24:54.080 --> 00:24:55.180
  • OF A DILEMMA NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRIED.
  • 00:24:55.210 --> 00:24:57.070
  • AND YET, ON ONE OCCASION,
  • 00:24:57.100 --> 00:25:01.060
  • WHEN JESUS WAS ASKED A QUESTION
  • 00:25:01.090 --> 00:25:03.010
  • HE DIDN'T SKIRT IT, HE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING CLEVER,
  • 00:25:03.040 --> 00:25:07.270
  • HE DIDN'T CIRCUMNAVIGATE IT,
  • 00:25:08.000 --> 00:25:09.170
  • HE DIDN'T EMPLOY SOME SOCRATIC DIALOGUE,
  • 00:25:09.200 --> 00:25:12.130
  • WHEN JESUS WAS ASKED THE QUESTION
  • 00:25:12.160 --> 00:25:15.110
  • WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT COMMANDMENT,
  • 00:25:15.140 --> 00:25:16.150
  • IT'S AS IF HIS PIERCING BROWN JEWISH EYES
  • 00:25:16.180 --> 00:25:19.020
  • LOOKED AT HIS AUDIENCE AND SAID LISTEN,
  • 00:25:19.050 --> 00:25:21.150
  • HERE SHEMA OH ISRAEL, THE LORD YOUR GOD IS ONE,
  • 00:25:21.180 --> 00:25:25.100
  • LOVE THE LORD THY GOD
  • 00:25:25.130 --> 00:25:27.120
  • WITH ALL THEY HEART, SOUL, MIND AND STRENGTH
  • 00:25:27.150 --> 00:25:29.150
  • AND LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF
  • 00:25:29.180 --> 00:25:31.240
  • ON THIS HANGS ALL THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS.
  • 00:25:31.270 --> 00:25:33.260
  • IT'S AS IF HIS PIERCING EYES LOOKED AT HIS AUDIENCE
  • 00:25:33.290 --> 00:25:35.260
  • AND SAID IF YOU'RE GOING TO ASK ME THIS QUESTION,
  • 00:25:35.290 --> 00:25:38.030
  • WHAT'S THE BIBLE REALLY ABOUT?
  • 00:25:38.060 --> 00:25:39.230
  • WHAT DOES THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS HANG ON?
  • 00:25:39.260 --> 00:25:41.080
  • WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THIS BOOK?
  • 00:25:41.110 --> 00:25:43.140
  • JESUS SAID LOVE.
  • 00:25:43.170 --> 00:25:45.220
  • LOVE.
  • 00:25:45.250 --> 00:25:47.020
  • LOVE.
  • 00:25:47.050 --> 00:25:48.190
  • THE MOST DIRECT ANSWER HE COULD HAVE GIVEN.
  • 00:25:48.220 --> 00:25:51.080
  • AND WHAT I WANT TO TELL YOU IS THIS,
  • 00:25:51.110 --> 00:25:53.210
  • I LOVE HOPE, IT'S MY DEAL.
  • 00:25:53.240 --> 00:25:55.160
  • I TALK ABOUT FAITH ALL THE TIME,
  • 00:25:55.190 --> 00:25:56.290
  • FAITH, TRUST AND A LITTLE PIXIE DUST.
  • 00:25:57.020 --> 00:25:59.040
  • BUT THE GREATEST OF ALL THESE IS LOVE.
  • 00:25:59.070 --> 00:26:01.270
  • LOVE, LOVE, AND GOD LOVES YOU.
  • 00:26:02.000 --> 00:26:05.040
  • HE LOVES YOU.
  • 00:26:05.070 --> 00:26:06.160
  • KNOW THAT EVERYTHING HE'S DOING IN YOUR LIFE IS OUT OF LOVE
  • 00:26:06.190 --> 00:26:08.270
  • AND WHEN YOU LET YOURSELF GET LOVED BY GOD,
  • 00:26:09.000 --> 00:26:11.110
  • YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE HIM AND LOVE EVERYBODY ELSE
  • 00:26:11.140 --> 00:26:13.240
  • BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT YOU GO THROUGH WRONG
  • 00:26:13.270 --> 00:26:15.260
  • WILL BE WORSE THAN WHAT WE'LL TRIUMPH,
  • 00:26:15.290 --> 00:26:17.240
  • WE ARE BAFFLED TO FIGHT BETTER,
  • 00:26:17.270 --> 00:26:19.150
  • WE SLEEP TO WAKE, WE FALL TO RISE,
  • 00:26:19.180 --> 00:26:21.030
  • WE MIGHT HAVE HELL AROUND US
  • 00:26:21.060 --> 00:26:23.010
  • BUT WE HAVE THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN INSIDE US.
  • 00:26:23.040 --> 00:26:25.020
  • WE MIGHT BEAR A CROSS TODAY,
  • 00:26:25.050 --> 00:26:26.230
  • BUT WE'RE GOING TO WEAR A CROWN TOMORROW.
  • 00:26:26.260 --> 00:26:28.140
  • EVERYTHING IS DONE IN LOVE,
  • 00:26:28.170 --> 00:26:29.260
  • SO LET'S GO LOVE GOD AND LOVE PEOPLE
  • 00:26:29.290 --> 00:26:31.200
  • AFTER LETTING OURSELVES BE LOVED.
  • 00:26:31.230 --> 00:26:33.130
  • IN JESUS NAME.
  • 00:26:33.160 --> 00:26:35.260
  • HEREIN IS LOVE,
  • 00:26:35.290 --> 00:26:37.070
  • NOT THAT WE LOVED GOD, BUT THAT HE LOVED US.
  • 00:26:37.100 --> 00:26:41.200
  • OUR GOAL FOR TODAY'S EPISODE
  • 00:26:41.230 --> 00:26:43.040
  • IS THAT YOU WOULD WALK AWAY FEELING SO LOVED
  • 00:26:43.070 --> 00:26:46.070
  • BECAUSE GOD SO LOVES THE WORLD
  • 00:26:46.100 --> 00:26:48.130
  • HE'S GOT A BAD CASE OF THE SO LOVES FOR YOU.
  • 00:26:48.160 --> 00:26:51.030
  • I'M BEN COURSON AND YOU'VE WATCHED HOPE GENERATION.
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  • WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU NEXT TIME!
  • 00:26:53.170 --> 00:27:00.110
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  • 00:27:00.140 --> 00:27:03.200
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