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January 14, 2018
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Hope Generation with Ben Courson

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No Common Muggle Part 1

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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - YOU KNOW WHAT GOT US INTO THIS MESS?
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  • WE FEATHERLESS BIPEDS CREATED A WHOLE LOT OF
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  • PROBLEMS FOR OURSELVES BECAUSE IN THE GARDEN OF
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  • EDEN, THE ENEMY WHO'S VERY GOOD AT BEING VERY BAD, TOLD
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  • ADAM AND EVE, "IF YOU EAT THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT, YOU
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  • WILL BE LIKE GOD." BUT TWO CHAPTERS EARLIER, GENESIS 1
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  • TELLS US ADAM AND EVE WERE MADE IN THE LIKENESS OF GOD.
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  • IN THE IMAGE OF GOD, HE CREATED THEM.
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  • AND THE ENEMY DOES THE SAME THING TODAY.
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  • HE CREATES A LOT OF MESSES FOR US WHEN WE DON'T BELIEVE
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  • OUR CREATED VALUE, THAT WE ARE ALREADY MADE
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  • IN THE LIKENESS OF GOD.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO DELVE MORE DEEPLY INTO THE FACT THAT WE
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  • ARE THE HIGHEST FORM OF GOD'S CREATION IN THIS
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  • TEACHING ENTITLED "NO COMMON MUGGLE".
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  • YOU'RE WATCHING HOPE GENERATION, AND I'M YOUR
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  • HOST BEN COURSON.
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  • - I WANT TO OPEN UP TONIGHT'S MESSAGE BY ASKING
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  • YOU A QUESTION: HOW DO YOU DEFINE A WILL?
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  • HOW DO YOU DEFINE A WILL? IT'S A DEAD GIVE AWAY.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • DID I JUST GET CLAPPING FROM THAT JOKE?
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  • THAT JUST MADE MY DAY.
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  • A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY, HOW DO I KNOW IF GOD'S GOT A
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  • GOODWILL TOWARD ME?
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  • WELL, THIS IS HAPPENED AT JESUS' BIRTH.
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  • THE FIRST THING THAT THE ANGELS WERE TELLING THE
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  • SHEPHERDS WAS, "PEACE ON EARTH, GOODWILL TOWARD MEN."
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  • HE WANTS TO GIVE YOU GOODWILL.
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  • HIS WILL IS GOOD. HOW DO YOU KNOW?
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  • IT'S A DEAD GIVE AWAY. HE LOVES YOU TO DEATH.
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  • IF YOU EVER DOUBT WHETHER GOD HAS GOODWILL TOWARD YOU,
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  • LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE CROSS.
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  • JESUS SAYS GOD LOVES YOU TO DEATH.
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  • HE EXPOSES THE MYTH OF REDEMPTIVE VIOLENCE, TURNS
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  • THE OTHER CHEEK, SHOWS THE WEAKEST TO BE STRONG.
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  • WHEN HE COULD HAVE FOUGHT BACK WITH LEGIONS OF ANGELS,
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  • WHEN HE COULD HAVE SAID, "PETER, TAKE OUT YOUR
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  • SWORD," HE SAID, "PETER, PUT AWAY YOUR SWORD." HE SAID,
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  • "I HAVE COME NOT TO DESTROY.
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  • THE SON OF MAN HAS COME TO SAVE." AND WHEN HE DIES ON
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  • THE CROSS, IT'S A DEAD GIVE AWAY THAT GOD LOVES
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  • YOU TO DEATH.
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  • HE'S GOT GOODWILL TOWARD YOU, AND THE PSALMIST SAYS,
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  • "HIS LOVING KINDNESS IS BETTER THAN LIFE." THAT'S
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  • HOW YOU KNOW GOD HAS GOODWILL TOWARD YOU.
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  • I'M JUST SAYING.
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  • GOD'S WILL IS TO LOVE ON YOU, AND LISTEN,
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  • GOD'S WILL IS GOD'S BILL.
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  • WHERE GOD GUIDES, GOD ALWAYS PROVIDES, AND IF YOU DON'T
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  • GO AFTER WHAT GOD'S TOLD YOU TO GO AFTER,
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  • YOU'LL NEVER HAVE IT.
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  • IF YOU DON'T ASK, THE ANSWER IS ALWAYS "NO", AND IF YOU
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  • DON'T STEP FORWARD, THEN YOU'LL ALWAYS BE IN
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  • THE SAME PLACE.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "WE HAVE NOT BECAUSE WE ASK NOT." HOW
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  • MUCH DIFFERENTLY WOULD YOU PRAY, HOW MUCH MORE FROM GOD
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  • WOULD YOU ASK IF YOU KNEW THAT HE HAD
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  • GOODWILL TOWARD YOU? IT JUST BLOWS MY MIND.
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  • I THINK SOMETIMES WE DON'T THINK GOD HAS GOODWILL
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  • TOWARD US BECAUSE OF HOW WE PRAY.
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  • LIKE, HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR
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  • PRAYERS IS, "LORD, PUT A HEDGE OF PROTECTION AROUND
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  • ME." NOW, I'VE PRAYED THAT BEFORE, AND I DON'T HAVE ANY
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  • BEEF WITH IT, BUT IF YOU REALLY THINK ABOUT IT, IF
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  • YOU COULD ASK THE GOD WHO CREATED JUPITER'S MOONS
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  • ANYTHING, AND YOU'RE SAYING, "LORD, GIVE ME A BUSH." IS
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  • THAT WHAT YOU REALLY WANT?
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  • IT'S LIKE THE DEVIL MUST HATE LANDSCAPING OR SOMETHING.
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  • YOU'RE LIKE, "LORD, GIVE ME A BUSH." AND THEN WE SAY, "I
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  • ECHO WHAT MY BROTHER SAID." AND WE SAY "MY BROTHER"
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  • BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW HIS NAME.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • I ECHO THAT, BUSH, BUSH, BUSH, BUSH.
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  • IT'S LIKE, WELL, YOU TO SAY THAT IF YOU'RE ON THE RIGHT
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  • WING, BUT BE THAT AS IT MAY. I THINK, REALLY?
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  • IF YOU COULD ASK GOD ANYTHING -- OR HERE'S
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  • ANOTHER ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PRAYERS, "LORD, BLESS THIS
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  • FOOD TO MY BODY." AND WE'RE EATING TACO BELL.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • SO, ESSENTIALLY, I'M SAYING, "LORD, WOULD YOU CHANGE THE
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  • MOLECULAR STRUCTURE OF THIS GRUB I'M ABOUT TO EAT?"
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  • AND JESUS IS LIKE, WELL, I TURNED WATER INTO WINE,
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  • SO I COULD DO IT AGAIN, BUT BE THAT AS IT MAY...
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  • WHAT IF YOU WERE TALKING TO BILL GATES, AND YOU SAID --
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  • WHAT IF BILL GATES CAME TO YOU AND SAID, "YOU CAN ASK,
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  • AND YOU WILL RECEIVE"?
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  • WHAT IF YOU SAID TO HIM, "BILL, I JUST ASK THAT
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  • YOU'D BLESS THIS DAY." WHAT WOULD BILL SAY?
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  • LIKE, "WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?"
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  • "I HAVE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS, AND YOU COULD ASK ME FOR A
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  • CHOPPER, AND YOU'RE ASKING THAT I BLESS YOUR DAY?
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  • LIKE, WHAT ARE YOU EVEN ASKING?"
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  • AND YOU'RE LIKE, "I DON'T EVEN KNOW.
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  • I HEARD SOMEBODY ELSE SAY IT.
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  • IT'S CHRISTIANESE." SO HERE'S GOD IN THE PSALMS WHO
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  • SAYS, "I OWN THE CATTLE ON A THOUSAND HILLS." WHAT HE'S
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  • SAYING IS, MY RESOURCES ARE ENDLESS, AND YOU'RE
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  • ASKING FOR A BUSH?
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  • THAT'S WHAT A HEDGE OF PROTECTION IS, IT'S A BUSH.
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  • GOD'S LIKE, I OWN THE CATTLE ON A THOUSAND HILLS, AND
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  • YOU'RE PRAYING THESE -- BEN, I'M SPEAKING TO MYSELF --
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  • BEN, YOU'RE PRAYING THESE VAGUE, GENERIC PRAYERS
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  • AS IF I DON'T HAVE GOODWILL TOWARD YOU.
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  • SO YOU'RE JUST PRAYING SAFE PRAYERS LIKE, "OH, LORD,
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  • BLESS THIS DAY." THAT'S LIKE ME GOING TO A DENTIST WHEN I
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  • HAVE A TOOTH INFECTION.
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  • IF I HAVE A CAVITY, AND I GO TO THE DENTIST, AND HE SAYS,
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  • "OKAY, WHICH TOOTH WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO EXTRACT?"
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  • AND I'M LIKE, "OH, I DON'T KNOW.
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  • JUST PULL OUT ANY TOOTH." [LAUGHTER]
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  • NO, WHEN I GO TO THE DENTIST, I SAY,
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  • "ACTUALLY, THE THIRD MOLAR FROM THE BACK LEFT IS REALLY
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  • THE ONE THAT IS FILLED CAN CAVITIES.
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  • WOULD YOU PLEASE PULL THAT TOOTH?"
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  • AND SOMETIMES WHEN WE COME TO THE LORD, WE'RE SO VAGUE
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  • BECAUSE WE DOUBT WHETHER HE HAS GOODWILL TOWARD US BUT
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  • IT'S A DEAD GIVE AWAY WHAT HIS WILL IS, THAT HE
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  • LOVES YOU TO DEATH.
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  • LOOK AT THE CROSS AND HIS LOVING KINDNESS IS
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  • BETTER THAN LIFE. LOOK AT THE
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  • PSALMS. SO THE LORD IS AFTER SPECIFICITY IN OUR PRAYERS.
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  • WOULD EVERYBODY PLEASE SAY SPECIFICITY?
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  • [AUDIENCE RESPONDS]
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  • HE WANTS YOU TO BE SPECIFIC.
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  • THAT'S WHAT HE SAID TO SOLOMON.
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  • WHEN SOLOMON BECAME KING, THE LORD SHOWED UP TO HIM IN
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  • A DREAM AND SAID, SOLOMON, I'LL GIVE YOU
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  • ANYTHING YOU ASK.
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  • SOLOMON DIDN'T ASK FOR RICHES.
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  • HE DIDN'T ASK FOR A LONG LIFE, AND HE DIDN'T ASK FOR
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  • THE DEATH OF HIS ENEMIES.
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  • HE ASKED FOR AN UNDERSTANDING HEART, AND THE
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  • LORD SAID, "BECAUSE YOU HAVE ASKED FOR WISDOM, I WILL
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  • GIVE YOU RICHES, HONOR, AND A LONG LIFE AND THE DEATH
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  • OF YOUR ENEMIES.
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  • I'LL GIVE YOU PEACE ON ALL SIDES." YOU'RE SOLOMON,
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  • SHALOM, THE SON OF SALEM, THE SON OF JERUSALEM, THE
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  • SON OF PEACE, I'LL GIVE YOU ALL OF THAT BECAUSE YOU
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  • SOUGHT FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND I'LL ADD ALL OF
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  • THESE OTHER THINGS TO YOUR KINGDOM, BUT SOLOMON,
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  • YOU WERE SPECIFIC.
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  • YOU SAID, LORD, I WANT AN UNDERSTANDING HEART.
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  • I'M LIKE A CHILD.
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  • I DON'T KNOW MY WAY, AND I DON'T KNOW MY WAY
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  • OUT OF THIS CITY.
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  • YOU'VE ENTRUSTED WITH THE KINGDOM OF MY FATHER DAVID,
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  • AND IT'S AS MULTITUDINOUS AS THE GRAINS OF SAND
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  • ON THE SEA SHORE.
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  • THAT'S HOW MANY INHABITANTS JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL HAS.
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  • I NEED WISDOM TO DOLE OUT TRUE JUSTICE.
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  • AND GOD SAID, FINE, I'LL GIVE YOU WISDOM.
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  • BUT THE BIBLE SAYS, "YOU HAVE NOT BECAUSE YOU ASK
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  • NOT." HE WAS AFTER SOLOMON'S SPECIFICITY.
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  • HE SAID, SPECIFIC, WHAT DO YOU WANT?
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  • WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IF THE LORD CAME TO YOU IN A DREAM
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  • AND SAID, ASK ANYTHING?
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  • HERE'S ANOTHER ONE.
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  • JESUS WAS APPROACHING A MAN WHO WAS A BLIND BEGGAR, AND
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  • THE BLIND BEGGAR SAID, "SON OF DAVID, HAVE MERCY OF ME."
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  • AND THE CROWD TOLD HIM TO PIPE DOWN BECAUSE IN JESUS'
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  • DAY, RABBIS, HISTORICALLY, WOULD WANDER WHILE PREACHING.
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  • SO HE WAS LIKE WALKING PROBABLY WHILE GIVING A
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  • BIBLE STUDY, AND THIS GUY WAS INTERRUPTING JESUS'
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  • SERMON AND SHRIEKING, "SON OF DAVID, HAVE MERCY ON ME!"
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  • AND THEY SAID, PIPE DOWN.
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  • AND HE STARTED SHRIEKING ALL THE LOUDER, "SON OF DAVID,
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  • HAVE MERCY ON ME!!"
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  • AND JESUS APPROACHED HIM -- AND THIS IS WHAT HE SAID.
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  • THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE VERSES.
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  • HE SAYS, WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO FOR YOU?
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  • IT'S LIKE, UM, JESUS, ISN'T IT KIND OF OBVIOUS?
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  • HE'S BLIND. BUT WHAT WAS JESUS DOING?
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  • HE WAS AFTER THE BLIND BEGGAR'S SPECIFICITY.
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  • I WANT YOU TO BE SPECIFIC.
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  • BECAUSE WHEN YOU REMEMBER -- I KNOW WHAT YOU WANT, BUT
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  • WHEN YOU REMEMBER THE SPECIFIC THING YOU ASKED FOR
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  • WHEN I ANSWER THAT PRAYER, THEN I'M GOING GET ALL THE
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  • CREDIT, AND YOU'RE GOING TO PRAY MORE BECAUSE YOU'RE
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  • GOING KNOW PRAYER WORKS.
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  • BUT IF YOU'RE JUST ASKING, "BLESS THIS DAY", AND YOU
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  • GET YOUR SIGHT BACK, YOU'RE NOT NECESSARILY
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  • GOING TO GIVE ME CREDIT.
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  • BUT WHEN I ANSWER SPECIFIC PRAYERS, THEN I'M GOING TO
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  • GET THE CREDIT FOR IT AND, GOD SAYS, I'M GOING TO BUILD
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  • YOUR FAITH TO PRAY TO ME MORE BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO
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  • SEE THAT PRAYER PRODUCES RESULTS.
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  • ASK, AND YOU SHALL -- I LOVE THIS MATTHEW 7:7, THIS IS SO
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  • COOL -- "ASK, AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE.
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  • SEEK, AND YOU SHALL FIND.
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  • KNOCK, AND THE DOOR WILL BE OPENED TO YOU."
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  • IT'S AN ACRONYM. ASK, SEEK, KNOCK.
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  • A-S-K. A, ASK.
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  • S, SEEK. K, KNOCK. A-S-K, ASK.
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  • YOU HAVE NOT BECAUSE YOU ASK NOT.
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  • AND REASON WE DON'T ASK, LISTEN, IS BECAUSE WE'RE
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  • AFRAID OF GETTING OUR HOPES LET UP, AND SOMETIMES THE
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  • LORD DOESN'T ANSWER OUR PRAYER IN THE WAY WE WANT.
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  • THIS HAPPENED TO PAUL.
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  • THEY TIMES HE ASKED THE LORD TO REMOVE THIS STAKE IN THE
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  • FLESH, THIS THORN IN THE FLESH, AND JESUS SAID, I'M
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  • NOT GOING TO REMOVE IT BECAUSE MY GRACE IS
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  • SUFFICIENT FOR YOU.
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  • MY STRENGTH IS MADE PERFECT IN YOUR WEAKNESS.
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  • SO PAUL SAID, ACTUALLY, I GLORY IN TRIBULATION KNOWING
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  • THAT TRIBULATION PRODUCES PATIENCE, EXPERIENCE, HOPE,
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  • AND HOPE MAKETH NOT ASHAMED.
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  • AND SO IF THE LORD SAYS, NO, YOU'VE GOT TO REMEMBER IT'S
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  • BECAUSE IF HE CLOSES ONE DOOR, HE'S GOING TO OPEN AN
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  • EVEN GREATER DOOR.
  • 00:09:49.060 --> 00:09:51.130
  • EVERY EXIT IS AN ENTRY TO SOMEWHERE ELSE.
  • 00:09:51.160 --> 00:09:54.210
  • HOW MANY OF YOU ARE GLAD THAT GOD DIDN'T -- HOW MANY
  • 00:09:54.240 --> 00:09:56.290
  • OF YOU WHO ARE OVER LIKE 25 ARE GLAD THAT GOD DIDN'T
  • 00:09:57.020 --> 00:10:00.030
  • ANSWER YOUR PRAYER TO BE WITH THAT GIRL WHEN YOU
  • 00:10:00.060 --> 00:10:02.130
  • WERE 16? THANK GOD. WHY?
  • 00:10:02.160 --> 00:10:06.110
  • BECAUSE HE HAD A BETTER GIRL IN STORE FOR YOU.
  • 00:10:06.140 --> 00:10:09.080
  • AND SO, TOO, PAUL COULD SAY, ACTUALLY, LOOKING BACK, I'M
  • 00:10:09.110 --> 00:10:11.160
  • GLAD THAT THE LORD DIDN'T TAKE AWAY MY THORN IN THE
  • 00:10:11.190 --> 00:10:13.200
  • FLESH BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY -- MY PROBLEM WAS
  • 00:10:13.230 --> 00:10:15.200
  • NOT MY PRISON.
  • 00:10:15.230 --> 00:10:17.100
  • MY PROBLEM AND PAIN WAS A PLATFORM FOR HIS POWER.
  • 00:10:17.130 --> 00:10:20.040
  • AND SO WHAT WE GOT TO DO IS WITH THE LORD, IF HE DOESN'T
  • 00:10:20.070 --> 00:10:23.160
  • MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, REMEMBER THIS: IF GOD ALWAYS
  • 00:10:23.190 --> 00:10:26.240
  • MET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, HOW WOULD HE BE ABLE
  • 00:10:26.270 --> 00:10:28.220
  • TO EXCEED THEM?
  • 00:10:28.250 --> 00:10:30.190
  • SO EITHER WAY, WE'D BE FOOLISH NOT TO GET
  • 00:10:30.220 --> 00:10:32.240
  • OUR HOPE UP.
  • 00:10:32.270 --> 00:10:34.150
  • EVERYBODY PLEASE SAY, I'M GOING TO GET MY HOPE UP.
  • 00:10:34.180 --> 00:10:36.030
  • [AUDIENCE RESPONDS]
  • 00:10:36.060 --> 00:10:38.100
  • BECAUSE HERE'S THE ANOMALY: GOD IS MORE WILLING TO GIVE
  • 00:10:38.130 --> 00:10:43.100
  • THAN WE ARE WILLING TO ASK.
  • 00:10:43.130 --> 00:10:46.090
  • NOTICE JESUS' TEACHING.
  • 00:10:46.120 --> 00:10:48.040
  • IT WASN'T, FATHER, WOULD YOU PLEASE BE MORE WILLING TO
  • 00:10:48.070 --> 00:10:50.150
  • GIVE TO YOUR KIDS?
  • 00:10:50.180 --> 00:10:53.060
  • HE SAYS TO THE PEOPLE, WOULD YOU BE MORE WILLING TO ASK
  • 00:10:53.090 --> 00:10:56.040
  • FROM YOUR FATHER?
  • 00:10:56.070 --> 00:10:58.060
  • HE DOESN'T SAY, FATHER, PLEASE BE MORE GIVING.
  • 00:10:58.090 --> 00:11:00.210
  • HE SAYS TO HIS PEOPLE, PLEASE BE MORE ASKING.
  • 00:11:00.240 --> 00:11:04.140
  • IT'S TERRIBLE GRAMMAR, BUT YOU GET THE IDEA.
  • 00:11:04.170 --> 00:11:08.040
  • HE SAYS, ASK, AND YOU WILL RECEIVE.
  • 00:11:08.070 --> 00:11:10.280
  • THE PROBLEM IS NOT THE RECEIVING.
  • 00:11:11.010 --> 00:11:12.170
  • THE PROBLEM IS THE ASKING.
  • 00:11:12.200 --> 00:11:14.110
  • LIKE YOU HAVE NOT BECAUSE YOU ASK NOT.
  • 00:11:14.140 --> 00:11:16.090
  • ASK, AND YOU WILL RECEIVE.
  • 00:11:16.120 --> 00:11:19.010
  • HE'S SAYING, THE FATHER IS MORE WILLING TO GIVE
  • 00:11:19.040 --> 00:11:20.290
  • THAN WE ARE TO ASK.
  • 00:11:21.020 --> 00:11:23.170
  • AND LISTEN, IT'S SO IMPORTANT THAT YOU KNOW GOD
  • 00:11:23.200 --> 00:11:26.070
  • HAS GOODWILL TOWARD YOU, THAT HE LOVES YOU TO DEATH,
  • 00:11:26.100 --> 00:11:28.070
  • THAT HIS LOVING KINDNESS IS BETTER THAN LIFE,
  • 00:11:28.100 --> 00:11:29.290
  • THAT GOD'S WILL IS GOD'S BILL. IT'S A DEAD GIVE AWAY.
  • 00:11:30.020 --> 00:11:32.030
  • YOU SEE IT AT THE CROSS.
  • 00:11:32.060 --> 00:11:34.070
  • IT'S SO IMPORTANT THAT YOU PERCEIVE GOD AS HAVING AN
  • 00:11:34.100 --> 00:11:37.030
  • ALACRITY AND EAGERNESS TO GIVE BECAUSE HOW YOU
  • 00:11:37.060 --> 00:11:41.030
  • PERCEIVE GOD DICTATES HOW YOU WILL RECEIVE FROM GOD.
  • 00:11:41.060 --> 00:11:47.220
  • THIS IS WHAT NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCE IS NOW SHOWING US.
  • 00:11:47.250 --> 00:11:49.280
  • I JUST LEARNED THIS TODAY IN STUDYING FOR THIS TEXT.
  • 00:11:50.010 --> 00:11:52.180
  • DID YOU KNOW THAT SCIENCE IS NOW TELLING US -- THIS IS
  • 00:11:52.210 --> 00:11:56.070
  • NUTS TO ME -- SCIENCE IS NOW TELLING US THAT WHAT WE
  • 00:11:56.100 --> 00:12:00.050
  • BELIEVE ABOUT GOD IS A HUGE PART OF
  • 00:12:00.080 --> 00:12:05.250
  • YOUR IDENTITY FORMATION.
  • 00:12:05.280 --> 00:12:09.110
  • AGAIN, SCIENCE IS NOW SHOWING US NEUROLOGICALLY
  • 00:12:09.140 --> 00:12:11.280
  • THAT WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT GOD IS A HUGE PART
  • 00:12:12.010 --> 00:12:16.210
  • OF OUR IDENTITY FORMATION.
  • 00:12:16.240 --> 00:12:18.280
  • WHAT YOU BELIEVE ABOUT GOD ENCOMPASSES A SIGNIFICANT
  • 00:12:19.010 --> 00:12:21.260
  • AMOUNT OF NEUROLOGICAL REAL ESTATE.
  • 00:12:21.290 --> 00:12:24.240
  • WHAT I'M SAYING IS WHAT YOU BELIEVE ABOUT GOD IS
  • 00:12:24.270 --> 00:12:27.070
  • SOMETHING YOU MENTALLY INVEST IN DEEPLY.
  • 00:12:27.100 --> 00:12:30.190
  • THAT'S WHY, WHEN THE BIBLE SAYS, "HE'S THE GOD OF
  • 00:12:30.220 --> 00:12:33.030
  • HOPE", ROMANS 15...
  • 00:12:33.060 --> 00:12:35.020
  • THAT'S WHY, WHEN THE BIBLE SAYS, "GOD IS LOVE",
  • 00:12:35.050 --> 00:12:36.240
  • I JOHN 4...
  • 00:12:36.270 --> 00:12:38.190
  • THAT'S WHY, WHEN JESUS SAID, "GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT
  • 00:12:38.220 --> 00:12:40.230
  • HE GAVE...", JOHN 3:16...
  • 00:12:40.260 --> 00:12:43.020
  • WHEN YOU BEGIN TO THINK ABOUT GOD THAT WAY,
  • 00:12:43.050 --> 00:12:45.140
  • IT WILL ACTUALLY SHIFT YOUR IDENTITY.
  • 00:12:45.170 --> 00:12:48.210
  • SO BECAUSE WE KNOW GOD HAS GOODWILL TOWARD US, WE'RE
  • 00:12:48.240 --> 00:12:51.150
  • GOING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR IDENTITY TONIGHT.
  • 00:12:51.180 --> 00:12:53.260
  • JUST AS NEUROLOGICALLY WHAT YOU BELIEVE ABOUT GOD IS A
  • 00:12:53.290 --> 00:12:56.210
  • HUGE PART OF THE YOUR IDENTITY FORMATION, SO, TOO,
  • 00:12:56.240 --> 00:12:59.190
  • WE'RE GOING TO LEARN WHAT OUR IDENTITY IS TONIGHT FROM
  • 00:12:59.220 --> 00:13:03.010
  • THIS GOD OF GOODWILL WHO CREATED US.
  • 00:13:03.040 --> 00:13:05.060
  • LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT PSALM 139.
  • 00:13:05.090 --> 00:13:07.260
  • NOW, WE'RE GOING TO STUDY THE OLD TESTAMENT TONIGHT.
  • 00:13:07.290 --> 00:13:10.190
  • WHAT YOU GOT TO GET ABOUT THE OLD TESTAMENT IS IT'S A
  • 00:13:10.220 --> 00:13:14.060
  • SNEAK PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS.
  • 00:13:14.090 --> 00:13:19.150
  • I REALLY LIKE GOING TO THE MOVIE THEATER.
  • 00:13:19.180 --> 00:13:23.010
  • I LOVE GOING INTO THE MOVIE THEATER.
  • 00:13:23.040 --> 00:13:25.050
  • I LIKE TO TAKE UP MY WHOLE ROW.
  • 00:13:25.080 --> 00:13:26.200
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:13:26.230 --> 00:13:28.190
  • I LIKE MY WHOLE ROW. I LOVE THE POPCORN.
  • 00:13:28.220 --> 00:13:31.000
  • I LOVE MY FROZEN COKE.
  • 00:13:31.030 --> 00:13:32.190
  • I LOVE GOING TO THE MOVIES, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT ONE OF MY
  • 00:13:32.220 --> 00:13:36.220
  • FAVORITE PARTS OF THE MOVIE IS TO BE HONEST?
  • 00:13:36.250 --> 00:13:39.240
  • IT'S THE ANTICIPATION.
  • 00:13:39.270 --> 00:13:42.020
  • IT'S NOT THE ACTUAL MOVIE ITSELF. I LOVE THE PREVIEWS.
  • 00:13:42.050 --> 00:13:46.050
  • I LOVE -- HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?
  • 00:13:46.080 --> 00:13:49.020
  • YOU SIT IN THE MOVIE, AND YOU'RE WATCHING A PREVIEW --
  • 00:13:49.050 --> 00:13:52.170
  • AND PREVIEWS ARE SO GOOD.
  • 00:13:52.200 --> 00:13:54.220
  • THEY'RE LIKE THE TWO MINUTE HIGHLIGHT REEL ALL CRAMMED
  • 00:13:54.250 --> 00:13:58.010
  • INTO JUST ONE LITTLE PREVIEW OF THE MOVIE ITSELF.
  • 00:13:58.040 --> 00:14:01.140
  • NOWADAYS, IT'S LIKE WHY WOULD I SEE THE MOVIE?
  • 00:14:01.170 --> 00:14:03.070
  • I JUST SAW THE HIGHLIGHTS IN TWO MINUTES, AND THE PREVIEW
  • 00:14:03.100 --> 00:14:05.190
  • IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN THE MOVIE.
  • 00:14:05.220 --> 00:14:07.200
  • BUT HAVE YOU EVER SAT IN A PREVIEW, AND YOU'RE LIKE
  • 00:14:07.230 --> 00:14:10.140
  • WATCHING SUCH A GOOD PREVIEW THAT YOU THINK -- YOU GET
  • 00:14:10.170 --> 00:14:14.040
  • REALLY DEPRESSED BECAUSE YOU'RE LIKE, SHOOT, I'M IN A
  • 00:14:14.070 --> 00:14:16.060
  • MOVIE THAT'S NOT AS GOOD AS THAT.
  • 00:14:16.090 --> 00:14:18.080
  • DOES THAT EVER HAPPEN TO YOU?
  • 00:14:18.110 --> 00:14:20.160
  • THE PREVIEW IS SO GOOD THAT YOU'RE LIKE CAUGHT UP IN THE
  • 00:14:20.190 --> 00:14:22.200
  • PLOT, AND THEN THE PREVIEW ENDS, AND YOU'RE LIKE OH,
  • 00:14:22.230 --> 00:14:24.170
  • WAIT, WHAT MOVIE AM I HERE TO SEE?
  • 00:14:24.200 --> 00:14:26.010
  • AND YOU GET DEPRESSED.
  • 00:14:26.040 --> 00:14:27.160
  • YOU'RE LIKE, OH, SHOOT, IT WAS FROZEN, AND I JUST SAW A
  • 00:14:27.190 --> 00:14:29.010
  • PREVIEW FOR THE NEXT LORD OF THE RINGS.
  • 00:14:29.040 --> 00:14:30.200
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:14:30.230 --> 00:14:33.180
  • SO THE OLD TESTAMENT, WHAT IT IS, AND YOU GOTTA GET
  • 00:14:33.210 --> 00:14:36.000
  • THIS, IT'S A PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS, BUT IN
  • 00:14:36.030 --> 00:14:39.230
  • THIS CASE SHALL THE MOVIE IS BETTER THAN THE PREVIEW.
  • 00:14:39.260 --> 00:14:42.100
  • IN OTHER WORDS, WHAT THE NEW TESTAMENT REVEALS IS WHAT
  • 00:14:42.130 --> 00:14:44.280
  • THE OLD TESTAMENT CONCEALS.
  • 00:14:45.010 --> 00:14:46.220
  • HERE'S WHAT I MEAN.
  • 00:14:46.250 --> 00:14:48.150
  • WHEN YOU READ THE OLD TESTAMENT, THIS IS BIG
  • 00:14:48.180 --> 00:14:50.240
  • THEOLOGY, THE NEW TESTAMENT IS IN THE OLD.
  • 00:14:50.270 --> 00:14:53.190
  • IT'S JUST CONCEALED.
  • 00:14:53.220 --> 00:14:56.050
  • AND THE OLD TESTAMENT IS IN THE NEW.
  • 00:14:56.080 --> 00:14:58.110
  • IT'S JUST NOW REVEALED.
  • 00:14:58.140 --> 00:15:01.120
  • SO WHEN YOU SEE PHRASES LIKE "YOUR LOVING KINDNESS IS
  • 00:15:01.150 --> 00:15:03.280
  • BETTER THAN LIFE", THIS IS A PREVIEW OF COMING
  • 00:15:04.010 --> 00:15:06.040
  • ATTRACTIONS WHEN JESUS WOULD SHOW, THE FATHER
  • 00:15:06.070 --> 00:15:08.270
  • LOVES ME TO DEATH.
  • 00:15:09.000 --> 00:15:10.200
  • IF YOU'VE SEEN ME, YOU'VE SEEN THE FATHER,
  • 00:15:10.230 --> 00:15:12.100
  • AND I'D DIE FOR YOU. I LOVE YOU TO DEATH.
  • 00:15:12.130 --> 00:15:14.050
  • SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT PSALM 139 TO REALLY GET OUR
  • 00:15:14.080 --> 00:15:16.180
  • IDENTITY AS WE KNOW GOD'S GOODWILL IN MAKING US.
  • 00:15:16.210 --> 00:15:19.050
  • NOW, USUALLY I READ OUT OF THE OLD KING JIMMY.
  • 00:15:19.080 --> 00:15:22.160
  • TONIGHT, I'M GOING TO READ OUT OF THE NEW LIVING
  • 00:15:22.190 --> 00:15:25.090
  • BECAUSE I WAS READING THE NEW LIVING RECENTLY,
  • 00:15:25.120 --> 00:15:28.160
  • AND THIS TEXT JUST POPPED OUT TO ME.
  • 00:15:28.190 --> 00:15:30.160
  • WHAT THE NEW LIVING TRANSLATION IS IS IT'S JUST
  • 00:15:30.190 --> 00:15:32.190
  • LIKE REALLY MODERN DAY LANGUAGE SO YOU CAN
  • 00:15:32.220 --> 00:15:34.140
  • UNDERSTAND WHAT'S BEING SAID.
  • 00:15:34.170 --> 00:15:35.290
  • LISTEN TO THIS, PSALM 139.
  • 00:15:36.020 --> 00:15:37.230
  • I'M GOING TO READ VERSES 13-18 IN THE NEW LIVING.
  • 00:15:37.260 --> 00:15:41.100
  • HERE IT IS, VERSE 13, SPEAKING OF GOD, "YOU MADE
  • 00:15:41.130 --> 00:15:47.150
  • ALL THE DELICATE INNER PARTS OF MY BODY AND KNIT ME
  • 00:15:47.180 --> 00:15:51.060
  • TOGETHER IN MY MOTHER'S WOMB.
  • 00:15:51.090 --> 00:15:55.010
  • THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME SO WONDERFULLY COMPLEX.
  • 00:15:55.040 --> 00:16:01.100
  • YOUR WORKMANSHIP IS MARVELOUS.
  • 00:16:01.130 --> 00:16:04.050
  • HOW WELL I KNOW IT." BY THE WAY, I LOVE
  • 00:16:04.080 --> 00:16:05.250
  • HOW HUMBLE HE IS.
  • 00:16:05.280 --> 00:16:07.100
  • HE'S TALKING ABOUT HIMSELF.
  • 00:16:07.130 --> 00:16:08.230
  • HE'S LIKE, "YOUR WORKMANSHIP IS MARVELOUS.
  • 00:16:08.260 --> 00:16:10.150
  • HOW WELL I KNOW IT."
  • 00:16:10.180 --> 00:16:14.020
  • VERSE 15, "YOU WATCHED ME AS I WAS BEING FORMED IN UTTER
  • 00:16:14.050 --> 00:16:17.290
  • SECLUSION AS I WAS WOVEN TOGETHER IN THE DARK
  • 00:16:18.020 --> 00:16:21.230
  • OF THE WOMB.
  • 00:16:21.260 --> 00:16:24.010
  • YOU SAW ME BEFORE I WAS BORN.
  • 00:16:24.040 --> 00:16:27.170
  • EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE WAS RECORDED IN YOUR BOOK.
  • 00:16:27.200 --> 00:16:30.250
  • EVERY MOMENT WAS LAID OUT BEFORE A SINGLE DAY HAD
  • 00:16:30.280 --> 00:16:34.290
  • PASSED." VERSE 17, "HOW PRECIOUS ARE YOUR THOUGHTS
  • 00:16:35.020 --> 00:16:39.230
  • ABOUT ME, OH, GOD. THEY CANNOT BE NUMBERED.
  • 00:16:39.260 --> 00:16:42.060
  • I CAN'T EVEN COUNT THEM.
  • 00:16:42.090 --> 00:16:44.030
  • THEY OUTNUMBER THE GRAINS OF SAND, AND WHEN I WAKE UP,
  • 00:16:44.060 --> 00:16:46.100
  • YOU ARE STILL WITH ME." NOW TRACK WITH ME HERE.
  • 00:16:46.130 --> 00:16:50.260
  • LOOK AT THIS.
  • 00:16:50.290 --> 00:16:52.190
  • VERSE 13, HE SAYS, "YOU KNIT MY DELICATE PARTS TOGETHER
  • 00:16:52.220 --> 00:16:56.200
  • IN THE MOTHER'S WOMB." YOUR EYE BALLS ARE SOME
  • 00:16:56.230 --> 00:16:59.070
  • OF THE MOST DELICATE PARTS OF YOUR BODY.
  • 00:16:59.100 --> 00:17:01.040
  • GOD MADE THOSE IN YOUR MOTHER'S WOMB.
  • 00:17:01.070 --> 00:17:02.240
  • HE SAYS, "THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME
  • 00:17:02.270 --> 00:17:05.170
  • SO WONDERFULLY COMPLEX.
  • 00:17:05.200 --> 00:17:07.170
  • I AM YOUR MARVELOUS WORKMANSHIP.
  • 00:17:07.200 --> 00:17:09.040
  • HOW WELL I KNOW IT." VERSE 15, HE SAYS, "YOU WOVEN ME
  • 00:17:09.070 --> 00:17:12.190
  • TOGETHER WHEN I WAS IN THE DARK OF THE WOMB." VERSE 16,
  • 00:17:12.220 --> 00:17:16.110
  • HE SAYS, "EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE WAS RECORDED
  • 00:17:16.140 --> 00:17:18.220
  • IN YOUR BOOK." WHY?
  • 00:17:18.250 --> 00:17:20.210
  • BECAUSE HE'S THE AUTHOR OF YOUR FAITH.
  • 00:17:20.240 --> 00:17:23.120
  • HEBREWS 12, HE'S THE AUTHOR OF YOUR FAITH.
  • 00:17:23.150 --> 00:17:25.270
  • SO HE WROTE EVERY DAY OF YOUR LIFE IN HIS BOOK.
  • 00:17:26.000 --> 00:17:28.170
  • I LOVE THIS, VERSE 17, "YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT ME ARE SO
  • 00:17:28.200 --> 00:17:31.170
  • PRECIOUS THAT I CAN'T EVEN NUMBER THEM." AND HE SAYS IN
  • 00:17:31.200 --> 00:17:34.190
  • VERSE 18, "WHEN I WAKE UP, YOU'RE STILL WITH ME." THE
  • 00:17:34.220 --> 00:17:37.230
  • FIRST THING WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING, YOU KNOW
  • 00:17:37.260 --> 00:17:41.010
  • IT'S MONDAY, AND I HATE MONDAYS, AND I WAKE UP, AND
  • 00:17:41.040 --> 00:17:43.050
  • IT'S THE FIRST DAY OF WORK, THE FIRST THING I WAKE
  • 00:17:43.080 --> 00:17:44.280
  • UP TO IS GOD.
  • 00:17:45.010 --> 00:17:47.080
  • AND THEN NOTICE WHAT HE SAYS.
  • 00:17:47.110 --> 00:17:48.210
  • THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PARTS.
  • 00:17:48.240 --> 00:17:50.180
  • HE SAYS, "YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT ME ARE MORE IN NUMBER
  • 00:17:50.210 --> 00:17:53.150
  • THAN THE GRAINS OF SAND." NOW, HOW MANY
  • 00:17:53.180 --> 00:17:56.160
  • THOUGHTS IS THAT?
  • 00:17:56.190 --> 00:17:58.240
  • A LOT, BUT THE EARTH IS ROUGHLY -- WE'RE SPEAKING
  • 00:17:58.270 --> 00:18:03.030
  • VERY ROUGHLY HERE -- 7.5 TIMES TEN TO THE 18TH
  • 00:18:03.060 --> 00:18:07.090
  • POWER GRAINS OF SAND.
  • 00:18:07.120 --> 00:18:09.230
  • SO THE EARTH HAS APPROXIMATELY SEVEN-
  • 00:18:09.260 --> 00:18:12.120
  • QUINTILLION, FIVE-HUNDRED QUADRILLION GRAINS OF SAND.
  • 00:18:12.150 --> 00:18:19.200
  • AND THE PSALMIST SAYS, "YOU THINK ABOUT ME MORE THAN
  • 00:18:19.230 --> 00:18:22.230
  • THAT." LISTEN, IF YOU THINK GOD'S MAD AT
  • 00:18:22.260 --> 00:18:25.170
  • YOU, READ THIS VERSE.
  • 00:18:25.200 --> 00:18:27.230
  • HE SAYS, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH THAT I CAN'T STOP
  • 00:18:27.260 --> 00:18:29.250
  • THINKING ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:18:29.280 --> 00:18:31.190
  • WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE, YOU CAN'T STOP
  • 00:18:31.220 --> 00:18:33.090
  • THINKING ABOUT THEM.
  • 00:18:33.120 --> 00:18:34.270
  • EVERY SMELL REMINDS YOU OF YOUR LOVED ONE.
  • 00:18:35.000 --> 00:18:36.250
  • EVERY SONG REMINDS YOU OF YOUR LOVED ONE.
  • 00:18:36.280 --> 00:18:38.100
  • YOUR FRIENDS ARE WALKING ON EGG SHELLS WHEN YOUR LOVED
  • 00:18:38.130 --> 00:18:40.010
  • ONE BROKE UP WITH YOU BECAUSE EVERYTHING REMINDS
  • 00:18:40.040 --> 00:18:41.240
  • YOU OF YOUR LOVED ONE.
  • 00:18:41.270 --> 00:18:43.220
  • YOU CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONE.
  • 00:18:43.250 --> 00:18:45.290
  • THAT'S WHAT GOD IS SAYING.
  • 00:18:46.020 --> 00:18:48.010
  • HE'S NOT SAYING I'M MAD AT YOU.
  • 00:18:48.040 --> 00:18:50.120
  • HE'S SAYING I'M MAD ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:18:50.150 --> 00:18:52.170
  • NOT I'M MAD AT YOU, BUT I'M MADLY IN LOVE WITH YOU.
  • 00:18:52.200 --> 00:18:55.180
  • WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE SAY CHURCH.
  • 00:18:55.210 --> 00:18:57.080
  • [AUDIENCE RESPONDS] BECAUSE HE THINKS ABOUT YOU MORE
  • 00:18:57.110 --> 00:19:01.140
  • THAN SEVEN-QUINTILLION FIVE- HUNDRED QUADRILLION
  • 00:19:01.170 --> 00:19:03.230
  • GRAINS OF SAND.
  • 00:19:03.260 --> 00:19:05.270
  • HE HAS MORE THOUGHT THAN THAT WHEN
  • 00:19:06.000 --> 00:19:07.190
  • HE THINKS ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:19:07.220 --> 00:19:09.040
  • SO I LOVE WHAT THE PSALMIST SAYS.
  • 00:19:09.070 --> 00:19:10.150
  • THIS IS HOW HE PERCEIVES GOD.
  • 00:19:10.180 --> 00:19:11.260
  • IT DICTATES HOW HE RECEIVES FROM GOD.
  • 00:19:11.290 --> 00:19:14.080
  • OKAY, GOD, YOU HAVE SUCH GOODWILL TOWARD ME THAT YOU
  • 00:19:14.110 --> 00:19:16.180
  • MADE ME -- HE SAID, I AM YOUR MARVELOUS WORKMANSHIP.
  • 00:19:16.210 --> 00:19:20.080
  • ONE TRANSLATION SAYS, "I AM FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY
  • 00:19:20.110 --> 00:19:22.090
  • MADE." IT SAYS, "THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME WONDERFULLY
  • 00:19:22.120 --> 00:19:25.040
  • COMPLEX." WHAT DOES HE DO?
  • 00:19:25.070 --> 00:19:27.010
  • HE THANKS THE LORD.
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  • THANK YOU THAT YOU MADE ME THIS WAY.
  • 00:19:29.200 --> 00:19:31.080
  • WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU THANKED GOD FOR THE
  • 00:19:31.110 --> 00:19:33.030
  • WAY HE MADE YOU?
  • 00:19:33.060 --> 00:19:34.230
  • SOME OF YOU SAY, MAN, I'M REALLY NERDY.
  • 00:19:34.260 --> 00:19:37.130
  • I HAVE SOME SILLY QUIRKS. I'M A GOOF BALL.
  • 00:19:37.160 --> 00:19:42.030
  • WHEN ARE YOU LIKE, GOD, THANK YOU THAT YOU MADE ME
  • 00:19:42.060 --> 00:19:43.290
  • THAT WAY?
  • 00:19:44.020 --> 00:19:46.000
  • IT SAYS IN THE PSALM, THANK YOU THAT YOU MADE ME
  • 00:19:46.030 --> 00:19:47.220
  • THE WAY I AM.
  • 00:19:47.250 --> 00:19:49.170
  • WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU JUST SAID, GOD, THANK YOU
  • 00:19:49.200 --> 00:19:51.170
  • THAT YOU MADE ME THIS WAY?
  • 00:19:51.200 --> 00:19:53.040
  • THAT'S WHAT HE DOES.
  • 00:19:53.070 --> 00:19:54.260
  • IN VERSE 13, HE SAYS, "THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME
  • 00:19:54.290 --> 00:19:56.240
  • WONDERFULLY COMPLEX. IT'S INTERESTING.
  • 00:19:56.270 --> 00:20:01.020
  • JESUS WAS REALLY AFTER THANKFULNESS.
  • 00:20:01.050 --> 00:20:03.110
  • DO YOU REMEMBER IN THE GOSPELS, HE WALKS INTO THIS
  • 00:20:03.140 --> 00:20:06.100
  • LEPER COLONY, AS IT WERE; SEES TEN LEPERS, AND IT SAYS
  • 00:20:06.130 --> 00:20:08.070
  • THEY STAND AFAR OFF.
  • 00:20:08.100 --> 00:20:10.140
  • AND THEY SAY, "JESUS, MESSIAH, HAVE MERCY ON US."
  • 00:20:10.170 --> 00:20:14.170
  • AND THE REASON THEY STOOD AFAR OFF WAS BECAUSE
  • 00:20:14.200 --> 00:20:16.230
  • ACCORDING TO THE LEVITICAL LAW, IF YOU HAD LEPROSY, YOU
  • 00:20:16.260 --> 00:20:19.000
  • WERE UNCLEAN, AND MOSES DIDN'T WANT THE CONTAGION OF
  • 00:20:19.030 --> 00:20:22.050
  • THE LEPERS TO BE INFECTIOUS AND GET NEAR OTHER PEOPLE
  • 00:20:22.080 --> 00:20:25.260
  • BECAUSE LEPROSY SPREAD REALLY FAST.
  • 00:20:25.290 --> 00:20:28.040
  • SO IF YOU WERE A LEPER, YOU WERE OSTRACIZED.
  • 00:20:28.070 --> 00:20:30.140
  • YOU HAD TO STAY A STONE'S THROW AWAY AND SAY,
  • 00:20:30.170 --> 00:20:32.250
  • "UNCLEAN! UNCLEAN!"
  • 00:20:32.280 --> 00:20:34.260
  • WHENEVER YOU WOULD APPROACH A COUPLE.
  • 00:20:34.290 --> 00:20:37.220
  • AND JESUS -- I LOVE THIS -- HE DIDN'T COME TO ISOLATE.
  • 00:20:37.250 --> 00:20:40.080
  • HE CAME TO INFILTRATE.
  • 00:20:40.110 --> 00:20:42.080
  • HE GOES RIGHT INTO THE LEPER COLONY, AND HE SAYS --
  • 00:20:42.110 --> 00:20:45.060
  • I LOVE THIS -- "GO SHOW YOURSELF TO THE PRIESTS."
  • 00:20:45.090 --> 00:20:47.170
  • NOW, WHY DID HE SAY THAT?
  • 00:20:47.200 --> 00:20:49.060
  • BECAUSE IN LEVITICUS, IF YOU WERE HEALED OF LEPROSY, YOU
  • 00:20:49.090 --> 00:20:51.260
  • WOULD HAVE TO GO TO THE PRIEST, AND THE PRIEST
  • 00:20:51.290 --> 00:20:54.090
  • WOULD THEN DECLARE YOU CEREMONIALLY CLEAN.
  • 00:20:54.120 --> 00:20:57.000
  • SO WHAT HE WAS SAYING IS, WHEN YOU OBEY MY IMPOSSIBLE
  • 00:20:57.030 --> 00:21:00.020
  • COMMAND TO GO TO THE PRIEST AND TELL THEM THAT THIS
  • 00:21:00.050 --> 00:21:02.280
  • LIFE-THREATENING, FATAL, INCURABLE DISEASE HAS JUST
  • 00:21:03.010 --> 00:21:05.260
  • BEEN CURED BY ME, IN THE FACT OF DOING THE
  • 00:21:05.290 --> 00:21:09.130
  • IMPOSSIBLE, YOU WILL BE EMPOWERED TO
  • 00:21:09.160 --> 00:21:11.280
  • DO THE IMPOSSIBLE. HERE'S WHAT I MEAN.
  • 00:21:12.010 --> 00:21:14.070
  • JESUS IS OFTEN ASKING BIBLE CHARACTERS TO DO CRAZY
  • 00:21:14.100 --> 00:21:17.130
  • THINGS, BUT GOD'S COMMANDMENTS
  • 00:21:17.160 --> 00:21:20.040
  • ARE GOD'S ENABLEMENTS.
  • 00:21:20.070 --> 00:21:21.260
  • HE SAYS TO THE MAN WITH THE WITHERED HAND, "STRETCH OUT
  • 00:21:21.290 --> 00:21:23.280
  • YOUR HAND." IF I WERE THAT GUY, I'D SAY, "I CAN'T." BUT
  • 00:21:24.010 --> 00:21:27.180
  • IT SAYS, "AS HE STRETCHED IT OUT, HE WAS MADE WHOLE."
  • 00:21:27.210 --> 00:21:30.100
  • JESUS SAID IN MATTHEW 14 TO PETER, "COME," SPEAKING OF
  • 00:21:30.130 --> 00:21:33.170
  • WALKING ON WATER. PETER DIDN'T SAY, I CAN'T! I'M NOT SUPERMAN!
  • 00:21:33.200 --> 00:21:36.160
  • PETER'S LIKE, OKAY, I'LL TRY.
  • 00:21:36.190 --> 00:21:39.030
  • IN THE LEPER STORY, HE SAYS, "GO SHOW YOURSELF TO THE
  • 00:21:39.060 --> 00:21:41.180
  • PRIESTS." AND IT SAYS, AS THEY WENT TO TELL THE
  • 00:21:41.210 --> 00:21:44.050
  • PRIESTS THAT THEY WERE HEALED, AS THEY WENT,
  • 00:21:44.080 --> 00:21:46.090
  • THEY WERE MADE WHOLE.
  • 00:21:46.120 --> 00:21:48.050
  • GOD'S COMMANDMENTS ARE GOD'S ENABLEMENTS.
  • 00:21:48.080 --> 00:21:49.200
  • AND WHEN HE ASKS YOU TO DO SOMETHING IMPOSSIBLE, HE
  • 00:21:49.230 --> 00:21:51.260
  • WILL GIVE YOU THE POWER TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE BECAUSE
  • 00:21:51.290 --> 00:21:54.180
  • THE GOD WHO CAUSE YOU TO IT WILL BRING YOU THROUGH IT.
  • 00:21:54.210 --> 00:21:56.250
  • BUT HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED.
  • 00:21:56.280 --> 00:22:00.060
  • THEY'RE SO HAPPY THAT THEY'RE HEALED THAT THEY
  • 00:22:00.090 --> 00:22:02.180
  • FORGET TO SAY, THANK YOU, LORD, FOR MAKING ME HEALED!
  • 00:22:02.210 --> 00:22:06.220
  • THANK YOU FOR THE WAY YOU MADE ME!
  • 00:22:06.250 --> 00:22:08.100
  • THANK YOU FOR CURING ME!
  • 00:22:08.130 --> 00:22:10.000
  • THEY ALL FORGOT EXCEPT ONE GUY, AND IT WAS A SAMARITAN.
  • 00:22:10.030 --> 00:22:14.120
  • YOU KNOW HOW JESUS IS ALWAYS TALKING GOOD ABOUT
  • 00:22:14.150 --> 00:22:16.030
  • SAMARITANS.
  • 00:22:16.060 --> 00:22:18.060
  • LIKE, I LOVE HOW JESUS GOES RIGHT INTO SAMARITAN VILLAGE
  • 00:22:18.090 --> 00:22:20.120
  • WHEN JAMES AND JOHN WANT TO TORCH THEM.
  • 00:22:20.150 --> 00:22:22.170
  • JESUS IS LIKE, I WANT TO TOUCH THEM.
  • 00:22:22.200 --> 00:22:24.180
  • I LOVE HOW THEY'RE AMAZED THAT HE SPOKE WITH A
  • 00:22:24.210 --> 00:22:27.200
  • SAMARITAN WOMAN IN JOHN 4 BECAUSE IN THAT CULTURE,
  • 00:22:27.230 --> 00:22:29.210
  • THEY BELIEVED THAT SAMARITANS WERE OF LESS
  • 00:22:29.240 --> 00:22:33.150
  • WORTH THAN THEIR DONKEY, AND JESUS HAS HIS LONGEST
  • 00:22:33.180 --> 00:22:36.060
  • CONVERSATION WITH THE SAMARITAN WOMAN.
  • 00:22:36.090 --> 00:22:38.150
  • I LOVE WHEN JESUS TELLS THE STORY OF WHAT
  • 00:22:38.180 --> 00:22:41.020
  • TRUE LOVE LOOKS LIKE.
  • 00:22:41.050 --> 00:22:42.240
  • HE SAYS, IT LOOKS LIKE THE GOOD SAMARITAN.
  • 00:22:42.270 --> 00:22:44.280
  • AND I LOVE HOW IN THIS STORY, HE SEES A SAMARITAN
  • 00:22:45.010 --> 00:22:47.110
  • WHO COMES BACK TO THANK HIM.
  • 00:22:47.140 --> 00:22:49.060
  • JESUS LOVED SAMARITANS; WHY?
  • 00:22:49.090 --> 00:22:50.220
  • BECAUSE THEY WERE THE OUTCASTS.
  • 00:22:50.250 --> 00:22:52.100
  • THEY WERE THE ODD BALLS.
  • 00:22:52.130 --> 00:22:54.000
  • IF YOU WANT TO BE NUMBER ONE, YOU HAVE TO BE ODD.
  • 00:22:54.030 --> 00:22:55.290
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:22:56.020 --> 00:22:58.000
  • AND JESUS SAYS, I'M GOING TO SCRAPE FROM THE
  • 00:22:58.030 --> 00:23:01.290
  • BOTTOM OF THE BARREL.
  • 00:23:02.020 --> 00:23:03.180
  • I'M GOING TO LOOK AT THE DREGS OF SOCIETY AND SAY
  • 00:23:03.210 --> 00:23:05.210
  • YOUR LIFE MATTERS TO ME.
  • 00:23:05.240 --> 00:23:07.180
  • YOU WERE IMAGO DEI, AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS.
  • 00:23:07.210 --> 00:23:09.220
  • THE SAMARITAN, HE PRAISES JESUS, AND JESUS LOOKED AT
  • 00:23:09.250 --> 00:23:12.060
  • THIS MAN, AND HE SAID, THANK YOU THAT YOU THANKED ME.
  • 00:23:12.090 --> 00:23:17.200
  • THANK YOU FOR SAYING THANK YOU, BUT WHY DIDN'T THE
  • 00:23:17.230 --> 00:23:20.130
  • OTHER NINE THANK ME?
  • 00:23:20.160 --> 00:23:22.130
  • WERE NOT TEN HEALED AND ONLY ONE CAME BACK.
  • 00:23:22.160 --> 00:23:25.070
  • BUT NOTICE AWAY SAID TO THE LEPER.
  • 00:23:25.100 --> 00:23:28.000
  • HE SAID, "YOUR FAITH HAS MADE YOU --"
  • 00:23:28.030 --> 00:23:30.120
  • SAY IT OUT LOUD... [AUDIENCE RESPONDS] WHOLE.
  • 00:23:30.150 --> 00:23:32.190
  • THE OTHER NINE WERE PHYSICALLY HEALED, BUT YOU
  • 00:23:32.220 --> 00:23:35.000
  • ALONE ARE SPIRITUALLY WHOLE.
  • 00:23:35.030 --> 00:23:36.210
  • THIS IS HOLISTIC.
  • 00:23:36.240 --> 00:23:38.060
  • YOU WERE NOT JUST HEALED IN YOUR BODY, YOU WERE
  • 00:23:38.090 --> 00:23:39.260
  • HEALED IN YOUR SOUL; WHY?
  • 00:23:39.290 --> 00:23:41.110
  • BECAUSE YOU CAME BACK WITH A GRATITUDE ATTITUDE.
  • 00:23:41.140 --> 00:23:42.260
  • IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS.
  • 00:23:42.290 --> 00:23:44.150
  • THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT COUNTING YOUR BLESSINGS THAT
  • 00:23:44.180 --> 00:23:46.290
  • CREATES A WHOLENESS IN YOU, THAT FOSTERS FAITH IN YOU.
  • 00:23:47.020 --> 00:23:50.010
  • FAITH IS TO PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN GOD'S BASKET, THEN
  • 00:23:50.040 --> 00:23:53.050
  • COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS BEFORE THEY HATCH.
  • 00:23:53.080 --> 00:23:56.090
  • I'M GOING TO GO TO THE PRIEST EVEN BEFORE I'M
  • 00:23:56.120 --> 00:23:59.150
  • HEALED AND TELL THE PRIEST I'M HEALTHY AND
  • 00:23:59.180 --> 00:24:01.080
  • THANK GOD BEFOREHAND.
  • 00:24:01.110 --> 00:24:03.010
  • THIS IS WHAT THE LEPER DID.
  • 00:24:03.040 --> 00:24:04.190
  • HE COMES BACK, AND HE THANKS THE LORD,
  • 00:24:04.220 --> 00:24:06.120
  • AND HE'S MADE WHOLE.
  • 00:24:06.150 --> 00:24:08.160
  • I THINK MY BROTHER POINTED THIS OUT.
  • 00:24:08.190 --> 00:24:10.070
  • HERE'S THE WORST THANKSGIVING PRAYER EVER.
  • 00:24:10.100 --> 00:24:12.040
  • WE'RE COMING UP ON THANKSGIVING
  • 00:24:12.070 --> 00:24:13.240
  • HERE THIS MONTH.
  • 00:24:13.270 --> 00:24:15.140
  • NOTICE THE PSALMIST SAYS, "THANK YOU THAT I AM MADE
  • 00:24:15.170 --> 00:24:17.190
  • WONDERFULLY COMPLEX." BUT THIS IS THE WORST
  • 00:24:17.220 --> 00:24:19.100
  • THANKSGIVING PRAYER EVER.
  • 00:24:19.130 --> 00:24:21.000
  • DO YOU REMEMBER THE STORY OF THE PHARISEE
  • 00:24:21.030 --> 00:24:22.140
  • THAT JESUS TOLD?
  • 00:24:22.170 --> 00:24:24.050
  • AND THE PHARISEE WAS GIVING HIS THANKSGIVING PRAYER.
  • 00:24:24.080 --> 00:24:26.040
  • HE'S LIKE, GOD, I THANK YOU SO MUCH THAT I
  • 00:24:26.070 --> 00:24:28.110
  • FAST TWICE A WEEK.
  • 00:24:28.140 --> 00:24:30.230
  • GOD, I THANK YOU SO MUCH THAT I GIVE A TENTH OF
  • 00:24:30.260 --> 00:24:34.020
  • EVERYTHING I HAVE.
  • 00:24:34.050 --> 00:24:36.000
  • GOD, I THANK YOU SO MUCH THAT I'M NOT LIKE THAT TAX
  • 00:24:36.030 --> 00:24:38.050
  • COLLECTOR OVER THERE.
  • 00:24:38.080 --> 00:24:39.270
  • AND JESUS WAS KIND OF MOCKING THE PHARISEE.
  • 00:24:40.000 --> 00:24:43.050
  • THAT WOULD BE LIKE AT THANKSGIVING DINNER, DO YOU
  • 00:24:43.080 --> 00:24:45.230
  • GUYS HAVE TO SAY THANKS AROUND THE TABLE EVER?
  • 00:24:45.260 --> 00:24:47.170
  • WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?
  • 00:24:47.200 --> 00:24:50.030
  • I'M THANKFUL FOR GRANDMA.
  • 00:24:50.060 --> 00:24:51.210
  • WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?
  • 00:24:51.240 --> 00:24:53.100
  • I'M THANKFUL FOR THESE CHEESE POTATOES.
  • 00:24:53.130 --> 00:24:55.050
  • WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR? I'M THANKFUL FOR STARS.
  • 00:24:55.080 --> 00:24:57.060
  • I LOVE SPACE. WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?
  • 00:24:57.090 --> 00:25:01.040
  • YOU'RE LIKE, YOU HAVE A WEIRD FAMILY.
  • 00:25:01.070 --> 00:25:02.210
  • WELL, THIS IS MY IMAGINARY FAMILY IN MY HEAD.
  • 00:25:02.240 --> 00:25:04.020
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:25:04.050 --> 00:25:05.160
  • WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?
  • 00:25:05.190 --> 00:25:06.260
  • MAN, I'M THANKFUL FOR GATORADE, WHATEVER.
  • 00:25:06.290 --> 00:25:08.200
  • WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?
  • 00:25:08.230 --> 00:25:10.140
  • I'M THANKFUL THAT I AM AWESOME AND NOT LIKE
  • 00:25:10.170 --> 00:25:11.260
  • EVERYBODY ELSE AND SO MUCH BETTER THAN THEM.
  • 00:25:11.290 --> 00:25:13.200
  • THANK YOU, GOD.
  • 00:25:13.230 --> 00:25:15.140
  • JESUS LIKE, THAT IS THE WORST
  • 00:25:15.170 --> 00:25:16.280
  • THANKSGIVING PRAYER EVER.
  • 00:25:17.010 --> 00:25:18.120
  • SO WHEN THE PSALMIST IS LIKE -- HE'S BEING
  • 00:25:18.150 --> 00:25:20.100
  • LIKE THE LEPER.
  • 00:25:20.130 --> 00:25:21.220
  • HE'S HAVING HIS FAITH MADE WHOLE.
  • 00:25:21.250 --> 00:25:23.060
  • HE'S LIKE, "THANK YOU, GOD, FOR MAKING ME WONDERFULLY
  • 00:25:23.090 --> 00:25:24.250
  • COMPLEX." NOT LIKE THAT PHARISEE SAYING, I'M
  • 00:25:24.280 --> 00:25:26.180
  • THANKFUL THAT I'M AWESOME.
  • 00:25:26.210 --> 00:25:28.020
  • HE'S SAYING, I'M THANKFUL THAT YOU'RE AWESOME FOR
  • 00:25:28.050 --> 00:25:30.040
  • MAKING ME THE WAY YOU DID.
  • 00:25:30.070 --> 00:25:31.220
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:25:31.250 --> 00:25:33.220
  • - WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FEATHER THE BREAKS HERE
  • 00:25:33.250 --> 00:25:35.090
  • TODAY BECAUSE WE'VE RUN OUT OF TIME, BUT HERE'S A SNEAK
  • 00:25:35.120 --> 00:25:37.220
  • PREVIEW OF WHAT YOU'RE GOING SEE IN OUR NEXT EPISODE.
  • 00:25:37.250 --> 00:25:40.280
  • - THIS IS WHAT GOD THINKS ABOUT YOU, AND THIS WILL
  • 00:25:41.010 --> 00:25:42.270
  • NEUROLOGICALLY REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT FORM THE WAY YOU
  • 00:25:43.000 --> 00:25:45.180
  • THINK ABOUT GOD AND THEREFORE HOW
  • 00:25:45.210 --> 00:25:47.120
  • YOU RECEIVE FROM GOD.
  • 00:25:47.150 --> 00:25:49.000
  • THIS IS HUGE IN FORMING YOUR IDENTITY.
  • 00:25:49.030 --> 00:25:51.240
  • YOU GOT TO GET THIS ABOUT GOD.
  • 00:25:51.270 --> 00:25:53.130
  • WHEN HE MADE FEATHERLESS BIPEDS, HOMOSAPIENS, HUMAN
  • 00:25:53.160 --> 00:25:57.080
  • BEINGS WHO MAKE FIRES AND HANG DICE FROM REAR VIEW
  • 00:25:57.110 --> 00:26:00.140
  • MIRRORS, HE SEES THEM, THESE CLEVER LITTLE FOLK, THESE
  • 00:26:00.170 --> 00:26:05.280
  • CURIOUS CREATURES, AND HE SAYS, "IT IS
  • 00:26:06.010 --> 00:26:09.280
  • VERY GOOD," INITIALLY.
  • 00:26:10.010 --> 00:26:12.270
  • AND HE SAYS, "IT IS VERY GOOD." GOD DID
  • 00:26:13.000 --> 00:26:16.010
  • MAKE YOU VERY GOOD.
  • 00:26:16.040 --> 00:26:17.190
  • HE THOUGHT IT WAS SO GOOD THAT HE SAID OF MAN AND
  • 00:26:17.220 --> 00:26:19.150
  • WOMAN, THEY ARE IMAGO DEI. THAT'S WHAT HE SAID.
  • 00:26:19.180 --> 00:26:24.240
  • THEY ARE THE IMAGE OF GOD.
  • 00:26:24.270 --> 00:26:27.130
  • - GOD IS NOT MAD AT YOU.
  • 00:26:28.250 --> 00:26:30.200
  • HE'S MADLY IN LOVE WITH YOU.
  • 00:26:30.230 --> 00:26:33.010
  • YOU ARE THE HIGHEST FORM OF GOD'S CREATION, IMAGO DEI,
  • 00:26:33.040 --> 00:26:35.150
  • MADE IN THE LIKENESS OF GOD, NO COMMON MUGGLE.
  • 00:26:35.180 --> 00:26:39.000
  • SO MAKE SURE YOU SET YOUR DVR FOR THIS TIME TO WATCH
  • 00:26:39.030 --> 00:26:41.160
  • OUR NEXT EPISODE.
  • 00:26:41.190 --> 00:26:43.190
  • I'M BEN COURSON, AND YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING HOPE
  • 00:26:43.220 --> 00:26:46.060
  • GENERATION.
  • 00:26:46.090 --> 00:26:48.010
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:26:48.040 --> 00:27:00.060
  • - WORDS FAIL ME WHEN I TRY ARTICULATE OUR GRATEFUL I AM
  • 00:27:00.090 --> 00:27:03.090
  • TO YOU HOPE GENERATORS WHO HAVE GIVEN FINANCIALLY
  • 00:27:03.120 --> 00:27:05.100
  • TO THIS SHOW.
  • 00:27:05.130 --> 00:27:07.070
  • KNOW THAT ANY OF YOUR DONATIONS DON'T GO
  • 00:27:07.100 --> 00:27:08.270
  • TO MY POCKET.
  • 00:27:09.000 --> 00:27:10.160
  • IT GOES DIRECTLY INTO THIS SHOW TO CONTINUE TO AIR THE
  • 00:27:10.190 --> 00:27:12.250
  • MESSAGE OF THE GOD OF HOPE ACROSS THE GLOBE.
  • 00:27:12.280 --> 00:27:15.140
  • IF YOU'D LIKE TO GIVE, YOU CAN VISIT OUR WEB SITE AND
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  • DONATE ON THE INTERNET.
  • 00:27:18.160 --> 00:27:20.090
  • YOU CAN TEXT AMOUNT TO THE NUMBER YOU SEE ON THE
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  • SCREEN, OR YOU CAN SIMPLY MAIL A COLLECT
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  • TO THIS ADDRESS.
  • 00:27:24.240 --> 00:27:26.180
  • THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING HOPE GEN POSSIBLE.
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