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A Nevertheless Person

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January 16, 2020
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Joel Osteen

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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • WELL GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • IT'S ALWAYS A JOY TO COME
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  • INTO YOUR HOMES AND IF
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  • YOU'RE EVER IN OUR AREA,
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  • PLEASE STOP BY AND BE A
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  • PART OF ONE OF OUR
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  • SERVICES.
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  • I PROMISE YOU WE'LL MAKE
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  • YOU FEEL RIGHT AT HOME.
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  • BUT THANKS SO MUCH FOR
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  • TUNING IN AND THANK YOU
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  • AGAIN FOR COMING OUT TODAY.
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  • I LIKE TO START WITH
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  • SOMETHING FUNNY.
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  • I HEARD ABOUT THIS OLD
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  • COUNTRY FARMER.
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  • HE WAS TAKING HIS NEPHEW
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  • CAMPING FOR THE FIRST TIME.
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  • HIS NEPHEW HAD 5 DEGREES,
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  • HE WAS ONE OF THE
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  • SMARTEST MEN ALIVE.
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  • THEY SET THEIR TENT UP AND
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  • QUICKLY FELL ASLEEP.
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  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT,
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  • THE FARMER WOKE HIS NEPHEW
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  • UP AND SAID, "LOOK UP!
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  • WHAT DO YOU SEE?"
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  • HE SAID, "I SEE MILLIONS
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  • OF STARS."
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  • FARMER SAID, "I KNOW THAT,
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  • BUT WHAT DOES IT TELL YOU?"
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  • HE SAID, "ASTRONOMICALLY,
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  • IT TELLS ME THERE ARE
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  • BILLIONS OF GALAXIES.
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  • METEOROLOGICALLY, IT TELLS
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  • ME IT'S GOING TO BE A
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  • BEAUTIFUL DAY.
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  • THEOLOGICALLY, IT TELLS ME
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  • GOD'S A GREAT CREATOR.
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  • WHAT DOES IT TELL YOU?"
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  • OLD FARMER SHOOK HIS HEAD
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  • AND SAID, "TELLS ME
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  • SOMEBODY STOLE OUR TENT."
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  • (LAUGHTER)
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  • HOLD UP YOUR BIBLE, SAY
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  • IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT: THIS
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  • IS MY BIBLE.
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM,
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  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE,
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  • I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I
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  • CAN DO.
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  • TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHT THE
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  • WORD OF GOD.
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS: MY MIND
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  • IS ALERT.
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  • MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.
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  • I'LL NEVER BE THE SAME IN
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  • JESUS' NAME.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • ABOUT "A NEVERTHELESS
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  • PERSON".
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  • WE ALL FACE SITUATIONS THAT
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  • SEEM IMPOSSIBLE.
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  • WE DON'T SEE HOW WE COULD
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  • EVER ACCOMPLISH A DREAM,
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  • GET THE BREAK WE NEED, MEET
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  • THE RIGHT PERSON.
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  • IN THE NATURAL WE FEEL
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  • STUCK.
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  • MAYBE THE MEDICAL REPORT
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  • SAYS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO
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  • GET BETTER.
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  • OR YOU RAISED A CHILD IN
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  • CHURCH AND NOW THEY'RE OFF
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  • COURSE, NOT INTERESTED IN
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  • DOING WHAT'S RIGHT.
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  • OR IN OUR CAREERS WE GAVE
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  • IT OUR BEST EFFORT, WE
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  • WORKED HARD, TOOK THE EXTRA
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  • TRAINING, BUT NOW WE'VE
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  • PEAKED, GONE AS FAR AS OUR
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  • EDUCATION ALLOWS.
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  • WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'VE
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  • DONE THE RIGHT THING BUT IT
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  • HASN'T WORKED OUT?
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  • YOU'RE STANDING ON GOD'S
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  • PROMISES, BELIEVING THAT
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  • HE'S RESTORING HEALTH, THAT
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  • YOU'LL LEND AND NOT BORROW,
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  • THAT HE'LL GIVE YOU THE
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  • DESIRES OF YOUR HEART.
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  • BUT EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE
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  • LOOKS LIKE IT'S NOT GOING
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  • TO HAPPEN.
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  • YOUR LOGIC, YOUR REASONING
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  • TELLS YOU, "FORGET IT.
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  • IT'S NOT GOING TO WORK OUT,
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  • IT'S NOT YOUR LOT IN LIFE."
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  • IT'S EASY TO GET
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  • DISCOURAGED AND GIVE UP ON
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  • WHAT WE'RE BELIEVING FOR.
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  • THIS IS WHERE PETER WAS IN
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  • LUKE CHAPTER 5.
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  • HE'D BEEN OUT FISHING ALL
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  • NIGHT AND CAUGHT NOTHING.
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  • HE WAS AN EXPERIENCED
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  • FISHERMAN.
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  • HE WENT TO THE PLACES WHERE
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  • HE KNEW THERE WERE ALWAYS
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  • FISH.
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  • HE TRIED AGAIN AND AGAIN,
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  • HOUR AFTER HOUR, CAME UP
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  • EMPTY.
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  • THEY WERE FISHING WITH
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  • LARGE NETS, NOT JUST A FEW
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  • POLES.
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  • YOU WOULD'VE THOUGHT THEY
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  • WOULD'VE CAUGHT SOMETHING,
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  • AT LEAST A FEW FISH, EVEN
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  • IF IT WASN'T THE KIND THEY
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  • WERE LOOKING FOR, BUT
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  • PETER SAID, "WE'VE CAUGHT
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  • NOTHING."
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  • IN OTHER WORDS, IT COULDN'T
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  • GET ANY WORSE.
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  • THEY CAME UP TOTALLY EMPTY.
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  • EARLY THE NEXT MORNING,
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  • AFTER A LONG NIGHT OF BEING
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  • IN THE BOAT, FRUSTRATION,
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  • NOTHING WORKED OUT, AS THEY
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  • WERE COMING INTO THE SHORE,
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  • THEY SAW JESUS.
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  • JESUS ASKED PETER IF HE
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  • COULD BORROW HIS BOAT TO
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  • TEACH PEOPLE FROM THE
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  • BEACH.
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  • IN A FEW HOURS WHEN HE WAS
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  • DONE, JESUS TOLD PETER TO
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  • DO SOMETHING THAT SEEMED
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  • ILLOGICAL. IT DIDN'T MAKE
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  • SENSE TO PETER'S NATURAL
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  • REASONING.
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  • JESUS SAID, "PETER, GO BACK
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  • OUT INTO THE WATERS, THROW
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  • OUT YOUR NETS AND YOU WILL
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  • CATCH A GREAT HAUL OF
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  • FISH."
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  • YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW PETER
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  • MUST HAVE FELT.
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  • "ARE YOU KIDDING?
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  • GO BACK OUT THERE AGAIN?
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  • WE'VE BEEN OUT ALL NIGHT.
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  • NO FISH ARE BITING.
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  • WE'RE EXPERTS, WE KNOW WHAT
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  • WE'RE DOING.
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  • PLUS, IT WAS MORNING NOW.
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  • THE FISH GO DOWN DEEPER TO
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  • STAY OUT OF THE DAYLIGHT."
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  • EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE TOLD
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  • PETER, "DON'T DO IT.
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  • IT'S GOING TO BE A WASTE OF
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  • YOUR TIME."
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  • IF PETER WOULD HAVE
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  • REASONED IT OUT, ONLY
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  • LOOKED AT IT LOGICALLY, HE
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  • WOULD'VE TALKED HIMSELF
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  • OUT OF IT.
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  • HE COULD'VE TOLD JESUS,
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  • "I APPRECIATE YOUR
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  • SUGGESTIONS, THANK YOU FOR
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  • YOUR ADVICE BUT WE'RE NOT
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  • GOING TO DO IT. IT'S NOT
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  • GOING TO DO ANY GOOD."
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  • INSTEAD, PETER DID
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  • SOMETHING THAT WE ALL MUST
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  • DO IF WE'RE GOING TO SEE
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  • PROMISES COME TO PASS.
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  • HE SAID, "JESUS, WE FISHED
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  • ALL NIGHT AND CAUGHT
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  • NOTHING. NEVERTHELESS,
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  • AT YOUR WORD WE'LL GO
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  • BACK AND TRY AGAIN."
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  • HE DIDN'T DENY THE FACTS.
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  • HE WAS SAYING IN EFFECT,
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  • "THE ODDS ARE AGAINST US,
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  • IT LOOKS IMPOSSIBLE.
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  • NEVERTHELESS, BECAUSE OF
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  • WHAT YOU SAY I'M GOING TO
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  • DO IT."
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  • HE WENT BACK OUT INTO THE
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  • WATER, THREW OUT HIS NETS
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  • AND CAUGHT SO MANY FISH
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  • THAT THEY BEGAN TO BREAK.
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  • PRACTICAL PEOPLE WOULD'VE
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  • MISSED THEIR MIRACLE.
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  • PEOPLE THAT ONLY LOOK AT
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  • THINGS LOGICALLY,
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  • REALISTICALLY,
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  • STATISTICALLY WOULD'VE
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  • TALKED THEMSELVES OUT
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  • OF IT.
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  • GOD IS LOOKING FOR
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  • NEVERTHELESS PEOPLE.
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  • FOR PEOPLE WHO SAY, "THE
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  • MEDICAL REPORT DOESN'T
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  • LOOK GOOD. NEVERTHELESS,
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  • GOD IS RESTORING HEALTH
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  • BACK UNTO ME.
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  • MY CHILD IS STILL OFF
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  • COURSE. NEVERTHELESS,
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  • AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE,
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  • WE WILL SERVE THE LORD.
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  • BUSINESS IS SLOW, NO FISH
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  • ARE BITING, DOESN'T LOOK
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  • LIKE I COULD EVER GET OUT
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  • OF DEBT. NEVERTHELESS,
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  • BLESSINGS ARE CHASING ME
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  • DOWN. I WILL LEND AND NOT
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  • BORROW."
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  • OR MAYBE, "I'VE HAD THIS
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  • ADDICTION FOR YEARS, GONE
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  • THROUGH TREATMENT, REHAB,
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  • NOTHING HAS WORKED.
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  • I SHOULD BE DISCOURAGED,
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  • BUT I'M A NEVERTHELESS
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  • PERSON. I KNOW FREEDOM
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  • IS IN MY FUTURE. I KNOW
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  • ONE TOUCH OF GOD'S FAVOR
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  • CAN TURN IT AROUND."
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  • IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSE
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  • TO YOUR LOGIC. IN THE
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  • NATURAL, YOU DON'T SEE
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  • HOW YOU COULD ACCOMPLISH
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  • A DREAM, MEET THE RIGHT
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  • PERSON, SEE YOUR FAMILY
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  • RESTORED. YOU'VE GIVEN
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  • IT YOUR BEST EFFORTS,
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  • EXHAUSTED YOUR RESOURCES,
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  • BUT CAME UP EMPTY. NO FISH.
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  • ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES SAY
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  • IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
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  • YOU'RE RIGHT WHERE PETER
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  • WAS. YOU CAN EITHER GIVE
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  • UP, GET DISCOURAGED, OR
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  • YOU CAN DIG YOUR HEELS IN
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  • AND SAY, "IT LOOKS
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  • IMPOSSIBLE, THE ODDS ARE
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  • AGAINST ME, I TRIED AND IT
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  • DIDN'T WORK OUT.
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  • NEVERTHELESS, I STILL
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  • BELIEVE. NEVERTHELESS,
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  • I'M GOING TO TRY AGAIN.
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  • NEVERTHELESS, I'M GOING
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  • TO KEEP HOPING, PRAYING,
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  • EXPECTING."
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  • FRIENDS, IF YOU DON'T
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  • LEARN TO BECOME A
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  • NEVERTHELESS PERSON,
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  • YOU WON'T REACH THE
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  • FULLNESS OF YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:06:20.040 --> 00:06:21.180
  • BECAUSE THERE WILL BE
  • 00:06:21.180 --> 00:06:22.210
  • SITUATIONS WHERE THERE'S
  • 00:06:22.210 --> 00:06:24.050
  • NO WAY OUT. THE OBSTACLE
  • 00:06:24.050 --> 00:06:25.220
  • IS TOO BIG, THE OPPONENTS
  • 00:06:25.220 --> 00:06:27.130
  • ARE TOO STRONG. WITHOUT
  • 00:06:27.130 --> 00:06:29.000
  • GOD'S FAVOR, YOU'LL GET
  • 00:06:29.000 --> 00:06:30.090
  • STUCK.
  • 00:06:30.090 --> 00:06:31.270
  • GOD PUTS US IN THESE
  • 00:06:31.270 --> 00:06:33.110
  • SITUATIONS ON PURPOSE TO
  • 00:06:33.110 --> 00:06:35.120
  • WHERE WE COME TO THE END
  • 00:06:35.120 --> 00:06:36.190
  • OF OUR ABILITY. THERE'S
  • 00:06:36.190 --> 00:06:38.120
  • NOTHING MORE WE CAN DO.
  • 00:06:38.120 --> 00:06:39.260
  • THIS IS WHAT FAITH IS ALL
  • 00:06:39.260 --> 00:06:40.290
  • ABOUT. IF YOU CAN ACHIEVE
  • 00:06:40.290 --> 00:06:42.190
  • IT ON YOUR OWN, YOU DON'T
  • 00:06:42.190 --> 00:06:44.070
  • NEED GOD'S HELP.
  • 00:06:44.070 --> 00:06:46.060
  • BUT HIS DREAM FOR YOUR LIFE
  • 00:06:46.060 --> 00:06:47.220
  • IS TO TAKE YOU FURTHER THAN
  • 00:06:47.220 --> 00:06:49.120
  • YOU CAN IMAGINE.
  • 00:06:49.120 --> 00:06:51.030
  • THAT'S WHY HE PLANTS THINGS
  • 00:06:51.030 --> 00:06:52.170
  • IN YOUR HEART THAT ARE TOO
  • 00:06:52.170 --> 00:06:54.000
  • BIG FOR YOU TO ACCOMPLISH
  • 00:06:54.000 --> 00:06:56.000
  • ON YOUR OWN.
  • 00:06:56.000 --> 00:06:57.210
  • IT'S EASY TO THINK, "MAN, I
  • 00:06:57.210 --> 00:06:58.200
  • DON'T HAVE THE TALENT, THE
  • 00:06:58.200 --> 00:06:59.270
  • EXPERIENCE, THE
  • 00:06:59.270 --> 00:07:00.210
  • CONNECTIONS."
  • 00:07:00.210 --> 00:07:02.040
  • TOO OFTEN WE LET THIS
  • 00:07:02.040 --> 00:07:03.140
  • OVERWHELM US, WE GET
  • 00:07:03.140 --> 00:07:04.290
  • DISCOURAGED THINKING,
  • 00:07:04.290 --> 00:07:06.130
  • "MAN, I'M OUT OF MY LEAGUE.
  • 00:07:06.130 --> 00:07:07.290
  • THIS IS OVER MY HEAD.
  • 00:07:07.290 --> 00:07:09.170
  • I'LL NEVER LIVE IN THAT
  • 00:07:09.170 --> 00:07:10.120
  • NICE NEIGHBORHOOD.
  • 00:07:10.120 --> 00:07:11.260
  • I DON'T HAVE THE FUNDS.
  • 00:07:11.260 --> 00:07:13.080
  • I'LL NEVER GET WELL, JOEL.
  • 00:07:13.080 --> 00:07:14.060
  • I'VE BEEN SICK FOR YEARS.
  • 00:07:14.060 --> 00:07:15.220
  • I'LL NEVER START MY
  • 00:07:15.220 --> 00:07:16.210
  • BUSINESS, WRITE THAT BOOK,
  • 00:07:16.210 --> 00:07:18.220
  • BUILD THAT ORPHANAGE.
  • 00:07:18.220 --> 00:07:19.280
  • THE ODDS ARE ALL AGAINST
  • 00:07:19.280 --> 00:07:20.290
  • ME."
  • 00:07:20.290 --> 00:07:22.040
  • NO, YOU ARE EXACTLY WHERE
  • 00:07:22.040 --> 00:07:23.140
  • GOD WANTS YOU.
  • 00:07:23.140 --> 00:07:24.210
  • HE WOULD NOT HAVE PUT THE
  • 00:07:24.210 --> 00:07:25.240
  • DREAM IN YOUR HEART IF HE
  • 00:07:25.240 --> 00:07:27.010
  • DIDN'T ALREADY HAVE A WAY
  • 00:07:27.010 --> 00:07:28.180
  • TO BRING IT TO PASS.
  • 00:07:28.180 --> 00:07:30.130
  • YOUR ATTITUDE SHOULD BE,
  • 00:07:30.130 --> 00:07:31.230
  • "IT MAY BE BIG,
  • 00:07:31.230 --> 00:07:33.070
  • NEVERTHELESS WITH GOD ALL
  • 00:07:33.070 --> 00:07:34.250
  • THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.
  • 00:07:34.250 --> 00:07:36.150
  • I MAY NOT HAVE THE
  • 00:07:36.150 --> 00:07:37.120
  • CONNECTIONS, NEVERTHELESS
  • 00:07:37.120 --> 00:07:38.270
  • I KNOW FRIENDS IN HIGH
  • 00:07:38.270 --> 00:07:40.040
  • PLACES.
  • 00:07:40.040 --> 00:07:41.070
  • I TRIED AND IT DIDN'T WORK
  • 00:07:41.070 --> 00:07:42.170
  • OUT, NEVERTHELESS WHAT GOD
  • 00:07:42.170 --> 00:07:44.180
  • STARTED IN MY LIFE, HE WILL
  • 00:07:44.180 --> 00:07:46.110
  • FINISH."
  • 00:07:46.110 --> 00:07:48.070
  • ALL THROUGH THE SCRIPTURE
  • 00:07:48.070 --> 00:07:49.070
  • WE SEE "NEVERTHELESS
  • 00:07:49.070 --> 00:07:50.110
  • PEOPLE".
  • 00:07:50.110 --> 00:07:51.210
  • WHEN DAVID WENT OUT TO FACE
  • 00:07:51.210 --> 00:07:52.240
  • GOLIATH, HE WAS A TEENAGER
  • 00:07:52.240 --> 00:07:54.170
  • TAKING CARE OF HIS FATHER'S
  • 00:07:54.170 --> 00:07:55.270
  • SHEEP.
  • 00:07:55.270 --> 00:07:57.070
  • HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY MILITARY
  • 00:07:57.070 --> 00:07:58.120
  • TRAINING, ANY EXPERIENCE,
  • 00:07:58.120 --> 00:08:00.120
  • ANY ARMOR.
  • 00:08:00.120 --> 00:08:02.020
  • GOLIATH WAS TWICE HIS SIZE,
  • 00:08:02.020 --> 00:08:03.290
  • A SKILLED WARRIOR.
  • 00:08:03.290 --> 00:08:06.000
  • DAVID COULD'VE LOOKED AT
  • 00:08:06.000 --> 00:08:07.100
  • IT ONLY IN THE NATURAL
  • 00:08:07.100 --> 00:08:08.240
  • AND GOTTEN DEPRESSED.
  • 00:08:08.240 --> 00:08:10.200
  • BUT DAVID WAS A
  • 00:08:10.200 --> 00:08:11.120
  • NEVERTHELESS PERSON.
  • 00:08:11.120 --> 00:08:12.230
  • HE THOUGHT, "ALL I HAVE IS
  • 00:08:12.230 --> 00:08:14.050
  • THIS SLINGSHOT AND A FEW
  • 00:08:14.050 --> 00:08:15.090
  • STONES.
  • 00:08:15.090 --> 00:08:16.200
  • THIS GIANT IS MUCH BIGGER,
  • 00:08:16.200 --> 00:08:18.060
  • MUCH STRONGER, NEVERTHELESS
  • 00:08:18.080 --> 00:08:21.080
  • IF GOD BE FOR ME, WHO DARE
  • 00:08:21.080 --> 00:08:23.000
  • BE AGAINST ME?"
  • 00:08:23.000 --> 00:08:24.110
  • DAVID DIDN'T JUST STOP WITH
  • 00:08:24.110 --> 00:08:25.250
  • THE FACTS.
  • 00:08:25.250 --> 00:08:27.050
  • IF HE WOULD'VE, HE WOULD'VE
  • 00:08:27.050 --> 00:08:27.290
  • TALKED HIMSELF OUT OF IT.
  • 00:08:27.290 --> 00:08:30.000
  • THE KEY IS YOU HAVE TO ADD
  • 00:08:30.000 --> 00:08:32.030
  • THE "NEVERTHELESS".
  • 00:08:32.030 --> 00:08:33.270
  • YOU MAY HAVE THE FACTS, THE
  • 00:08:33.270 --> 00:08:35.070
  • MEDICAL REPORT MAY SAY,
  • 00:08:35.070 --> 00:08:37.020
  • "YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET
  • 00:08:37.020 --> 00:08:37.220
  • WELL". THAT'S FINE.
  • 00:08:37.220 --> 00:08:38.260
  • I'M NOT ASKING YOU TO DENY
  • 00:08:38.260 --> 00:08:40.040
  • THE FACTS, I'M ASKING YOU
  • 00:08:40.040 --> 00:08:41.170
  • TO ADD THE "NEVERTHELESS".
  • 00:08:41.170 --> 00:08:44.020
  • "THESE GIANTS LOOK HUGE,
  • 00:08:44.020 --> 00:08:45.120
  • NEVERTHELESS MY GOD IS
  • 00:08:45.120 --> 00:08:46.260
  • MUCH BIGGER.
  • 00:08:46.260 --> 00:08:48.080
  • MEDICAL REPORT SAYS I'M
  • 00:08:48.080 --> 00:08:49.120
  • DONE, NEVERTHELESS NOTHING
  • 00:08:49.120 --> 00:08:51.180
  • CAN SNATCH ME OUT OF GOD'S
  • 00:08:51.180 --> 00:08:52.270
  • HANDS.
  • 00:08:52.270 --> 00:08:54.030
  • I'VE BEEN SINGLE A LONG
  • 00:08:54.030 --> 00:08:55.130
  • TIME. I DON'T THINK I'LL
  • 00:08:55.130 --> 00:08:56.280
  • EVER MEET THE RIGHT PERSON.
  • 00:08:56.280 --> 00:08:58.130
  • NEVERTHELESS, I KNOW A
  • 00:08:58.130 --> 00:09:00.070
  • DIVINE CONNECTION IS
  • 00:09:00.070 --> 00:09:01.130
  • HEADED MY WAY."
  • 00:09:01.130 --> 00:09:03.150
  • OR PERHAPS, "THE
  • 00:09:03.150 --> 00:09:04.270
  • SPECIALIST, THE EXPERTS
  • 00:09:04.270 --> 00:09:06.040
  • SAY THAT MY SPOUSE AND
  • 00:09:06.040 --> 00:09:07.120
  • I CAN'T EVER HAVE A CHILD.
  • 00:09:07.120 --> 00:09:09.130
  • NEVERTHELESS, I BELIEVE
  • 00:09:09.130 --> 00:09:11.070
  • THERE'S A BABY THAT ALREADY
  • 00:09:11.070 --> 00:09:12.150
  • HAS MY NAME ON THEM."
  • 00:09:12.150 --> 00:09:14.100
  • THIS IS WHAT ABRAHAM DID.
  • 00:09:14.100 --> 00:09:16.060
  • GOD GAVE HIM THE PROMISE
  • 00:09:16.060 --> 00:09:18.090
  • THAT HE AND HIS WIFE, SARAH
  • 00:09:18.090 --> 00:09:19.210
  • WOULD HAVE A BABY.
  • 00:09:19.210 --> 00:09:21.080
  • IN THE NATURAL, THEY WERE
  • 00:09:21.080 --> 00:09:22.010
  • WAY TOO OLD.
  • 00:09:22.010 --> 00:09:23.140
  • SARAH HAD ALREADY GONE
  • 00:09:23.140 --> 00:09:24.270
  • THROUGH THE CHANGE OF LIFE.
  • 00:09:24.270 --> 00:09:26.220
  • THIS WOULD DEFY THE LAWS
  • 00:09:26.220 --> 00:09:27.270
  • OF NATURE.
  • 00:09:27.270 --> 00:09:28.290
  • IN FACT, WHEN ABRAHAM TOLD
  • 00:09:28.290 --> 00:09:30.120
  • HER WHAT GOD SAID, THE
  • 00:09:30.120 --> 00:09:31.260
  • SCRIPTURE SAYS THAT SARAH
  • 00:09:31.260 --> 00:09:33.170
  • LAUGHED.
  • 00:09:33.170 --> 00:09:34.260
  • IT WAS SO FAR OUT IN HER
  • 00:09:34.260 --> 00:09:36.040
  • MIND SHE THOUGHT IT WAS
  • 00:09:36.040 --> 00:09:37.060
  • FUNNY.
  • 00:09:37.060 --> 00:09:38.170
  • SHE SAID, "OH, YEA RIGHT,
  • 00:09:38.170 --> 00:09:39.150
  • ABRAHAM. YOU AND ME HAVE
  • 00:09:39.150 --> 00:09:41.050
  • A BABY? I DON'T THINK SO.
  • 00:09:41.050 --> 00:09:42.220
  • WE'RE WAY TOO OLD."
  • 00:09:42.220 --> 00:09:44.130
  • HAS GOD EVER PUT SOMETHING
  • 00:09:44.130 --> 00:09:45.220
  • IN YOUR HEART SO BIG?
  • 00:09:45.220 --> 00:09:47.240
  • SEEMED SO UNLIKELY YOUR
  • 00:09:47.240 --> 00:09:49.130
  • FIRST THOUGHT WAS TO LAUGH?
  • 00:09:49.130 --> 00:09:51.260
  • HE WHISPERS IN YOUR SPIRIT,
  • 00:09:51.260 --> 00:09:53.210
  • "ONE DAY YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:09:53.210 --> 00:09:54.130
  • LIVE IN THAT NICE
  • 00:09:54.130 --> 00:09:55.090
  • NEIGHBORHOOD. YOU'RE
  • 00:09:55.090 --> 00:09:56.160
  • GOING TO LEAD YOUR
  • 00:09:56.160 --> 00:09:57.090
  • COMPANY IN SALES.
  • 00:09:57.090 --> 00:09:58.160
  • YOU'RE GOING TO WRITE
  • 00:09:58.160 --> 00:09:59.060
  • THAT BEST SELLING BOOK.
  • 00:09:59.060 --> 00:10:00.220
  • YOU'RE GOING TO SEE YOUR
  • 00:10:00.220 --> 00:10:01.130
  • WHOLE FAMILY COME TO KNOW
  • 00:10:01.130 --> 00:10:02.190
  • THE LORD.
  • 00:10:02.190 --> 00:10:03.130
  • YOU'RE GOING TO MARRY
  • 00:10:03.130 --> 00:10:03.280
  • SOMEBODY FANTASTIC."
  • 00:10:03.280 --> 00:10:05.190
  • ON THE SURFACE, IT SEEMS SO
  • 00:10:05.190 --> 00:10:07.060
  • FAR OUT.
  • 00:10:07.060 --> 00:10:08.110
  • WE THINK, "OH YEA RIGHT,
  • 00:10:08.110 --> 00:10:09.210
  • THAT COULD NEVER HAPPEN."
  • 00:10:09.210 --> 00:10:11.170
  • WHEN ABRAHAM HEARD SARAH
  • 00:10:11.170 --> 00:10:13.040
  • LAUGHING, HE COULD'VE
  • 00:10:13.040 --> 00:10:14.110
  • GOTTEN DISCOURAGED,
  • 00:10:14.110 --> 00:10:15.240
  • THOUGHT, "YEA RIGHT.
  • 00:10:15.240 --> 00:10:16.220
  • WHAT WAS I THINKING?
  • 00:10:16.220 --> 00:10:18.010
  • LET ME COME BACK TO
  • 00:10:18.010 --> 00:10:18.180
  • REALITY. MAN, I'M WAY
  • 00:10:18.180 --> 00:10:19.260
  • TOO OLD."
  • 00:10:19.260 --> 00:10:20.250
  • IF HE WOULD'VE LOOKED AT
  • 00:10:20.250 --> 00:10:21.250
  • IT ONLY LOGICALLY,
  • 00:10:21.250 --> 00:10:23.150
  • PRACTICALLY, REALISTICALLY,
  • 00:10:23.150 --> 00:10:25.060
  • HE WOULD'VE GIVEN UP.
  • 00:10:25.060 --> 00:10:27.060
  • ABRAHAM DID WHAT WE ALL
  • 00:10:27.060 --> 00:10:28.120
  • MUST DO TO SEE THAT PROMISE
  • 00:10:28.120 --> 00:10:30.010
  • COME TO PASS.
  • 00:10:30.010 --> 00:10:31.190
  • HE ADDED THE
  • 00:10:31.190 --> 00:10:32.160
  • "NEVERTHELESS".
  • 00:10:32.160 --> 00:10:33.170
  • "YES, I'M TOO OLD.
  • 00:10:33.170 --> 00:10:34.250
  • NEVERTHELESS, GOD CAN
  • 00:10:34.250 --> 00:10:36.050
  • MAKE A WAY.
  • 00:10:36.050 --> 00:10:37.110
  • YES, IT'S IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:10:37.110 --> 00:10:38.220
  • NEVERTHELESS, GOD CAN
  • 00:10:38.220 --> 00:10:40.090
  • DO THE IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:10:40.090 --> 00:10:41.240
  • YES, IT DEFIES THE LAWS OF
  • 00:10:41.240 --> 00:10:43.040
  • NATURE. NEVERTHELESS,
  • 00:10:43.040 --> 00:10:45.110
  • GOD SUPERSEDES THE
  • 00:10:45.110 --> 00:10:46.230
  • LAWS OF NATURE."
  • 00:10:46.230 --> 00:10:48.210
  • WHATEVER LOOKS IMPOSSIBLE
  • 00:10:48.210 --> 00:10:50.090
  • IN YOUR LIFE, START ADDING
  • 00:10:50.090 --> 00:10:52.080
  • THE "NEVERTHELESS".
  • 00:10:52.080 --> 00:10:54.090
  • THOSE THOUGHTS MAKE YOU
  • 00:10:54.090 --> 00:10:55.050
  • FEEL, "MAN, I'M TOO SMALL
  • 00:10:55.050 --> 00:10:56.120
  • TO EVER GET CHOSEN FOR
  • 00:10:56.120 --> 00:10:57.130
  • THAT LEAD ROLE.
  • 00:10:57.130 --> 00:10:58.180
  • NEVERTHELESS, GOD'S FAVOR
  • 00:10:58.180 --> 00:11:00.130
  • IS SHINING DOWN ON ME.
  • 00:11:00.130 --> 00:11:02.050
  • I DON'T HAVE THE STRENGTH,
  • 00:11:02.050 --> 00:11:03.140
  • THE TALENT, THE EXPERIENCE
  • 00:11:03.140 --> 00:11:04.160
  • FOR THAT PROMOTION.
  • 00:11:04.160 --> 00:11:05.280
  • NEVERTHELESS, GOD'S CAUSING
  • 00:11:05.280 --> 00:11:07.090
  • ME TO STAND OUT."
  • 00:11:07.090 --> 00:11:09.010
  • OR, "JOEL, I DON'T HAVE
  • 00:11:09.010 --> 00:11:10.030
  • THE FUNDS, THE RESOURCES
  • 00:11:10.030 --> 00:11:11.150
  • TO GO TO COLLEGE.
  • 00:11:11.150 --> 00:11:12.200
  • NEVERTHELESS, GOD CAN
  • 00:11:12.200 --> 00:11:14.090
  • OPEN DOORS THAT NO MAN
  • 00:11:14.090 --> 00:11:15.110
  • CAN SHUT."
  • 00:11:15.110 --> 00:11:17.060
  • I KNOW A YOUNG MAN.
  • 00:11:17.060 --> 00:11:18.120
  • HE HAD A DREAM TO PLAY
  • 00:11:18.120 --> 00:11:19.080
  • BASEBALL IN COLLEGE.
  • 00:11:19.080 --> 00:11:21.080
  • HE LIVED WAY OUT IN THE
  • 00:11:21.080 --> 00:11:21.290
  • COUNTRY AND HE WAS THE STAR
  • 00:11:21.290 --> 00:11:23.140
  • PLAYER ON HIS HIGH SCHOOL
  • 00:11:23.140 --> 00:11:24.180
  • TEAM.
  • 00:11:24.180 --> 00:11:25.290
  • BUT THERE WASN'T A LOT OF
  • 00:11:25.290 --> 00:11:26.270
  • COMPETITION IN THAT
  • 00:11:26.270 --> 00:11:28.250
  • DIVISION.
  • 00:11:28.250 --> 00:11:30.010
  • DIFFERENT SCOUTS HAD COME
  • 00:11:30.010 --> 00:11:30.200
  • TO SEE HIM PLAY BUT THEY
  • 00:11:30.200 --> 00:11:32.080
  • ALL TOLD HIM HE WASN'T BIG
  • 00:11:32.080 --> 00:11:33.230
  • ENOUGH TO PLAY IN A MAJOR
  • 00:11:33.230 --> 00:11:35.010
  • UNIVERSITY.
  • 00:11:35.010 --> 00:11:36.090
  • HE HAD AN OFFER FROM A
  • 00:11:36.090 --> 00:11:37.070
  • SMALL, PRIVATE SCHOOL AND
  • 00:11:37.070 --> 00:11:39.070
  • WHILE HE WAS GRATEFUL HE
  • 00:11:39.070 --> 00:11:40.070
  • KNEW HE HAD SOMETHING
  • 00:11:40.070 --> 00:11:41.050
  • BIGGER IN HIS HEART.
  • 00:11:41.050 --> 00:11:43.020
  • HE WAS INVITED TO GO TRY
  • 00:11:43.020 --> 00:11:44.040
  • OUT AT THIS LARGE COLLEGE.
  • 00:11:44.040 --> 00:11:46.030
  • THERE WERE OTHER PLAYERS
  • 00:11:46.030 --> 00:11:47.030
  • THERE FROM BIG CITIES, BIG
  • 00:11:47.030 --> 00:11:48.130
  • PROGRAMS.
  • 00:11:48.130 --> 00:11:50.020
  • THEY WERE BIGGER, STRONGER,
  • 00:11:50.020 --> 00:11:51.060
  • HAD MORE EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:11:51.060 --> 00:11:53.060
  • BUT WHEN HE STEPPED UP TO
  • 00:11:53.060 --> 00:11:54.150
  • BAT IN FRONT OF THE
  • 00:11:54.150 --> 00:11:55.230
  • COACHES, ALL THE SCOUTS,
  • 00:11:55.230 --> 00:11:57.040
  • THE PRESSURE WAS ON.
  • 00:11:57.040 --> 00:11:58.190
  • HE SAID, "JOEL, IT WAS LIKE
  • 00:11:58.190 --> 00:12:00.100
  • SOMETHING CAME ALL OVER
  • 00:12:00.100 --> 00:12:02.060
  • ME AND I FELT LIKE I WAS
  • 00:12:02.060 --> 00:12:03.160
  • 10 FEET TALL."
  • 00:12:03.160 --> 00:12:04.200
  • HE HIT THE BALL HARDER,
  • 00:12:04.200 --> 00:12:06.090
  • FURTHER, MORE CONSISTENTLY
  • 00:12:06.090 --> 00:12:08.120
  • THAN ALL THOSE TOP
  • 00:12:08.120 --> 00:12:09.150
  • PROSPECTS.
  • 00:12:09.150 --> 00:12:10.260
  • OUT OF SEVERAL HUNDRED
  • 00:12:10.260 --> 00:12:11.190
  • YOUNG MEN THAT TRIED OUT TO
  • 00:12:11.190 --> 00:12:13.020
  • WALK ON THE TEAM THAT DAY,
  • 00:12:13.020 --> 00:12:14.190
  • HE WAS THE ONLY ONE CHOSEN
  • 00:12:14.190 --> 00:12:16.090
  • TO MAKE THE TEAM.
  • 00:12:16.090 --> 00:12:17.170
  • HE WAS GIVEN A FULL 4-YEAR
  • 00:12:17.170 --> 00:12:19.080
  • SCHOLARSHIP, WENT ON TO
  • 00:12:19.080 --> 00:12:20.170
  • HAVE A GREAT COLLEGE
  • 00:12:20.170 --> 00:12:21.120
  • CAREER. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:12:21.120 --> 00:12:23.180
  • THE ODDS MAY BE AGAINST
  • 00:12:23.180 --> 00:12:24.240
  • YOU. YOU DON'T THINK YOU
  • 00:12:24.240 --> 00:12:25.170
  • HAVE THE TALENT, THE
  • 00:12:25.170 --> 00:12:26.140
  • EXPERIENCE, THE
  • 00:12:26.140 --> 00:12:27.000
  • CONNECTIONS.
  • 00:12:27.000 --> 00:12:28.070
  • NEITHER DID DAVID.
  • 00:12:28.070 --> 00:12:29.280
  • DON'T TALK YOURSELF OUT OF
  • 00:12:29.280 --> 00:12:30.260
  • WHAT GOD PUT IN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:12:30.260 --> 00:12:33.070
  • START ADDING THE
  • 00:12:33.070 --> 00:12:33.260
  • "NEVERTHELESS".
  • 00:12:33.260 --> 00:12:35.050
  • "GOD, I DON'T HAVE THE
  • 00:12:35.050 --> 00:12:35.220
  • SIZE. NEVERTHELESS, YOU
  • 00:12:35.220 --> 00:12:37.150
  • CAN GET ME TO WHERE I'M
  • 00:12:37.150 --> 00:12:38.200
  • SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 00:12:38.200 --> 00:12:40.030
  • I DON'T HAVE THE STRENGTH,
  • 00:12:40.030 --> 00:12:41.020
  • THE TALENT. NEVERTHELESS,
  • 00:12:41.020 --> 00:12:42.030
  • I KNOW YOUR FAVOR
  • 00:12:42.030 --> 00:12:43.050
  • SURROUNDS ME LIKE A
  • 00:12:43.050 --> 00:12:44.020
  • SHIELD."
  • 00:12:44.020 --> 00:12:45.130
  • WHEN YOU ADD THE
  • 00:12:45.130 --> 00:12:46.130
  • "NEVERTHELESS", THAT'S WHAT
  • 00:12:46.130 --> 00:12:48.020
  • ALLOWS GOD TO DO AMAZING
  • 00:12:48.020 --> 00:12:49.150
  • THINGS.
  • 00:12:49.150 --> 00:12:50.260
  • TOO MANY PEOPLE, INSTEAD OF
  • 00:12:50.260 --> 00:12:52.090
  • HAVING THIS NEVERTHELESS
  • 00:12:52.090 --> 00:12:53.110
  • MENTALITY, THEY HAVE A "NO
  • 00:12:53.110 --> 00:12:54.240
  • WAY" MENTALITY.
  • 00:12:54.240 --> 00:12:56.290
  • "NO WAY I CAN GET OUT OF
  • 00:12:56.290 --> 00:12:57.250
  • DEBT, JOEL. I'M TOO FAR
  • 00:12:57.250 --> 00:12:59.090
  • DOWN IN THE HOLE.
  • 00:12:59.090 --> 00:13:00.210
  • NO WAY I'LL BREAK THIS
  • 00:13:00.210 --> 00:13:01.120
  • ADDICTION. I'VE HAD IT
  • 00:13:01.120 --> 00:13:02.240
  • FOR SO MANY YEARS.
  • 00:13:02.240 --> 00:13:04.140
  • NO WAY I'LL BE SUCCESSFUL.
  • 00:13:04.140 --> 00:13:05.290
  • I COME FROM THE WRONG
  • 00:13:05.290 --> 00:13:06.270
  • FAMILY."
  • 00:13:06.270 --> 00:13:08.080
  • YOU ARE PROPHESYING YOUR
  • 00:13:08.080 --> 00:13:09.130
  • FUTURE. IF YOU THINK IT'S
  • 00:13:09.130 --> 00:13:11.110
  • IMPOSSIBLE, IT BECOMES
  • 00:13:11.110 --> 00:13:13.000
  • IMPOSSIBLE. GOD IS NOT
  • 00:13:13.000 --> 00:13:15.120
  • LOOKING FOR "NO WAY"
  • 00:13:15.120 --> 00:13:16.140
  • PEOPLE, HE'S LOOKING FOR
  • 00:13:16.140 --> 00:13:17.230
  • NEVERTHELESS PEOPLE.
  • 00:13:17.230 --> 00:13:19.080
  • FOR PEOPLE WHO SAY,
  • 00:13:19.080 --> 00:13:20.180
  • "I DON'T SEE HOW I COULD
  • 00:13:20.180 --> 00:13:21.150
  • EVER GET OUT OF THIS
  • 00:13:21.150 --> 00:13:22.150
  • PROBLEM, NEVERTHELESS
  • 00:13:22.150 --> 00:13:24.200
  • GOD ALWAYS CAUSES ME TO
  • 00:13:24.200 --> 00:13:25.250
  • TRIUMPH. THIS LEGAL
  • 00:13:25.250 --> 00:13:27.130
  • SITUATION LOOKS LIKE IT'S
  • 00:13:27.130 --> 00:13:28.220
  • GOING TO BE THE END OF ME.
  • 00:13:28.220 --> 00:13:30.050
  • NEVERTHELESS, NO WEAPON
  • 00:13:30.050 --> 00:13:31.240
  • FORMED AGAINST ME WILL
  • 00:13:31.240 --> 00:13:32.220
  • PROSPER.
  • 00:13:32.220 --> 00:13:34.050
  • MY DREAMS ARE TAKING A LOT
  • 00:13:34.050 --> 00:13:35.080
  • LONGER THAN I THOUGHT.
  • 00:13:35.080 --> 00:13:36.220
  • NEVERTHELESS, WHAT GOD
  • 00:13:36.220 --> 00:13:38.080
  • STARTED IN MY LIFE, HE'LL
  • 00:13:38.080 --> 00:13:39.180
  • BRING TO COMPLETION."
  • 00:13:39.180 --> 00:13:41.160
  • SHAKE OFF THE NO-WAY
  • 00:13:41.160 --> 00:13:42.180
  • MENTALITY.
  • 00:13:42.180 --> 00:13:44.020
  • HAVE THIS NEVERTHELESS
  • 00:13:44.020 --> 00:13:44.250
  • MENTALITY.
  • 00:13:44.250 --> 00:13:46.030
  • IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, THE
  • 00:13:46.030 --> 00:13:47.240
  • ISRAELITES WERE CAMPED
  • 00:13:47.240 --> 00:13:49.020
  • RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE
  • 00:13:49.020 --> 00:13:50.070
  • PROMISED LAND.
  • 00:13:50.070 --> 00:13:51.220
  • GOD HAD BROUGHT THEM OUT OF
  • 00:13:51.220 --> 00:13:52.220
  • SLAVERY, PARTED THE RED
  • 00:13:52.220 --> 00:13:54.030
  • SEA, GAVE THEM FOOD AND
  • 00:13:54.030 --> 00:13:56.020
  • WATER IN THE WILDERNESS.
  • 00:13:56.020 --> 00:13:58.020
  • THEY'D SEEN THESE GREAT
  • 00:13:58.020 --> 00:13:59.010
  • MIRACLES, NOW THEY FINALLY
  • 00:13:59.010 --> 00:14:00.210
  • MADE IT TO THE PROMISED
  • 00:14:00.210 --> 00:14:01.170
  • LAND.
  • 00:14:01.170 --> 00:14:02.200
  • THEY WERE RIGHT NEXT DOOR.
  • 00:14:02.200 --> 00:14:04.070
  • MOSES SENT 12 MEN IN TO SPY
  • 00:14:04.070 --> 00:14:06.190
  • OUT THE LAND, TO SEE WHAT
  • 00:14:06.190 --> 00:14:07.250
  • IT WAS LIKE.
  • 00:14:07.250 --> 00:14:09.090
  • 10 OF THOSE MEN CAME BACK
  • 00:14:09.090 --> 00:14:10.110
  • AND SAID, "MOSES, WE DON'T
  • 00:14:10.110 --> 00:14:11.220
  • HAVE A CHANCE. THERE ARE
  • 00:14:11.220 --> 00:14:14.060
  • GIANTS IN THE LAND. THE
  • 00:14:14.060 --> 00:14:15.260
  • PEOPLE ARE HUGE! WE FELT
  • 00:14:15.260 --> 00:14:18.000
  • LIKE WE WERE GRASSHOPPERS
  • 00:14:18.000 --> 00:14:19.080
  • COMPARED TO THEM."
  • 00:14:19.080 --> 00:14:21.000
  • WHEN THEY SAW HOW BIG THEIR
  • 00:14:21.000 --> 00:14:22.060
  • OPPONENTS WERE, HOW
  • 00:14:22.060 --> 00:14:23.210
  • IMPOSSIBLE IT LOOKED, THEY
  • 00:14:23.210 --> 00:14:25.190
  • MADE THE MISTAKE THAT MANY
  • 00:14:25.190 --> 00:14:27.090
  • OF US MAKE TODAY.
  • 00:14:27.090 --> 00:14:28.260
  • THEY STOPPED RIGHT WHERE
  • 00:14:28.260 --> 00:14:29.220
  • THEY WERE.
  • 00:14:29.220 --> 00:14:30.260
  • THEY THOUGHT, "YOU CAN'T
  • 00:14:30.260 --> 00:14:32.000
  • ARGUE WITH THE FACTS.
  • 00:14:32.000 --> 00:14:33.280
  • YOU CAN'T DENY THESE PEOPLE
  • 00:14:33.280 --> 00:14:35.020
  • ARE BIGGER, STRONGER, MORE
  • 00:14:35.020 --> 00:14:36.220
  • EXPERIENCED."
  • 00:14:36.220 --> 00:14:38.120
  • THEY LOOKED AT IT ONLY
  • 00:14:38.120 --> 00:14:39.180
  • LOGICALLY, REALISTICALLY
  • 00:14:39.180 --> 00:14:41.200
  • AND TALKED THEMSELVES OUT
  • 00:14:41.200 --> 00:14:43.010
  • OF IT.
  • 00:14:43.010 --> 00:14:44.070
  • THEY HAD A NO-WAY MENTALITY
  • 00:14:44.070 --> 00:14:46.120
  • AND THAT GROUP OF 2 MILLION
  • 00:14:46.120 --> 00:14:47.190
  • PEOPLE NEVER DID MAKE IT
  • 00:14:47.190 --> 00:14:49.150
  • INTO THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 00:14:49.150 --> 00:14:51.040
  • I WONDER WHAT WOULD'VE
  • 00:14:51.040 --> 00:14:52.080
  • HAPPENED IF THEY WOULD'VE
  • 00:14:52.080 --> 00:14:53.240
  • ADDED THE "NEVERTHELESS".
  • 00:14:53.240 --> 00:14:55.290
  • WHAT IF THE SPIES WOULD'VE
  • 00:14:55.290 --> 00:14:57.020
  • COME BACK AND SAID, "MOSES,
  • 00:14:57.020 --> 00:14:58.190
  • THE PEOPLE ARE HUGE, THERE
  • 00:14:58.190 --> 00:15:00.050
  • ARE GIANTS IN THE LAND, IT
  • 00:15:00.050 --> 00:15:01.210
  • LOOKS IMPOSSIBLE,
  • 00:15:01.210 --> 00:15:02.250
  • NEVERTHELESS WE ARE WELL
  • 00:15:02.250 --> 00:15:04.180
  • ABLE.
  • 00:15:04.180 --> 00:15:05.190
  • NEVERTHELESS, WE'VE BEEN
  • 00:15:05.190 --> 00:15:06.220
  • ARMED WITH STRENGTH FOR
  • 00:15:06.220 --> 00:15:07.170
  • THIS BATTLE.
  • 00:15:07.170 --> 00:15:08.180
  • NEVERTHELESS, THE FORCES
  • 00:15:08.180 --> 00:15:10.080
  • THAT ARE FOR US ARE GREATER
  • 00:15:10.080 --> 00:15:11.270
  • THAN THE FORCES THAT ARE
  • 00:15:11.270 --> 00:15:13.020
  • AGAINST US."
  • 00:15:13.020 --> 00:15:14.160
  • IF THEY WOULD'VE ADDED THE
  • 00:15:14.160 --> 00:15:16.000
  • NEVERTHELESS, THE SAME GOD
  • 00:15:16.000 --> 00:15:18.090
  • THAT PARTED THE RED SEA,
  • 00:15:18.090 --> 00:15:20.050
  • THE SAME GOD THAT BROUGHT
  • 00:15:20.050 --> 00:15:21.140
  • THEM WATER OUT OF A ROCK,
  • 00:15:21.140 --> 00:15:23.090
  • THE SAME GOD THAT CAUSED
  • 00:15:23.090 --> 00:15:24.170
  • PHARAOH TO LET THEM GO AND
  • 00:15:24.170 --> 00:15:26.130
  • GAVE THEM VALUABLES ON THE
  • 00:15:26.130 --> 00:15:27.260
  • WAY OUT, THAT SAME GOD
  • 00:15:27.260 --> 00:15:30.030
  • WOULD'VE HELPED THEM TO
  • 00:15:30.030 --> 00:15:31.070
  • DEFEAT THOSE GIANTS.
  • 00:15:31.070 --> 00:15:33.010
  • INSTEAD OF WANDERING AROUND
  • 00:15:33.010 --> 00:15:34.110
  • IN THE DESERT FOR THOSE 40
  • 00:15:34.110 --> 00:15:35.270
  • YEARS, THEY WOULD'VE LIVED
  • 00:15:35.270 --> 00:15:37.210
  • IN THE PROMISED LAND FOR
  • 00:15:37.210 --> 00:15:38.290
  • 40 YEARS.
  • 00:15:38.290 --> 00:15:40.220
  • FRIENDS, DON'T LET A
  • 00:15:40.220 --> 00:15:41.180
  • NO-WAY MENTALITY KEEP
  • 00:15:41.180 --> 00:15:43.130
  • YOU FROM GOD'S BEST.
  • 00:15:43.130 --> 00:15:45.230
  • IT MAY LOOK IMPOSSIBLE, I'M
  • 00:15:45.230 --> 00:15:47.130
  • NOT ASKING YOU TO DENY IT,
  • 00:15:47.130 --> 00:15:49.200
  • JUST ADD THE NEVERTHELESS.
  • 00:15:49.200 --> 00:15:51.230
  • THESE ENEMIES LOOK HUGE,
  • 00:15:51.230 --> 00:15:53.110
  • NEVERTHELESS ME AND GOD ARE
  • 00:15:53.110 --> 00:15:55.110
  • A MAJORITY.
  • 00:15:55.110 --> 00:15:57.030
  • THIS SICKNESS LOOKS
  • 00:15:57.030 --> 00:15:57.280
  • PERMANENT, NEVERTHELESS
  • 00:15:57.280 --> 00:15:59.160
  • IT'S ONLY TEMPORARY.
  • 00:15:59.160 --> 00:16:01.140
  • THE NUMBER OF MY DAYS GOD
  • 00:16:01.140 --> 00:16:02.130
  • WILL FULFILL.
  • 00:16:02.130 --> 00:16:04.010
  • "I DON'T SEE HOW I COULD
  • 00:16:04.010 --> 00:16:05.000
  • EVER GET OUT OF DEBT IN THE
  • 00:16:05.000 --> 00:16:06.030
  • NATURAL, NEVERTHELESS
  • 00:16:06.030 --> 00:16:07.190
  • EXPLOSIVE BLESSINGS ARE
  • 00:16:07.190 --> 00:16:09.000
  • CHASING ME DOWN."
  • 00:16:09.000 --> 00:16:10.180
  • OR MAYBE, "I'VE BEEN
  • 00:16:10.180 --> 00:16:11.200
  • THROUGH A LOSS, A
  • 00:16:11.200 --> 00:16:12.230
  • DISAPPOINTMENT,
  • 00:16:12.230 --> 00:16:14.000
  • NEVERTHELESS I KNOW GOD HAS
  • 00:16:14.000 --> 00:16:15.180
  • BEAUTY FOR THESE ASHES.
  • 00:16:15.180 --> 00:16:17.130
  • HE CAN TURN MOURNING INTO
  • 00:16:17.130 --> 00:16:18.060
  • DANCING."
  • 00:16:18.060 --> 00:16:19.280
  • DON'T BE A NO-WAY PERSON,
  • 00:16:19.280 --> 00:16:21.200
  • BE A NEVERTHELESS PERSON.
  • 00:16:21.200 --> 00:16:23.170
  • THIS MEANS YOU CHOOSE TO
  • 00:16:23.170 --> 00:16:25.050
  • BELIEVE EVEN WHEN THE ODDS
  • 00:16:25.050 --> 00:16:26.170
  • ARE AGAINST YOU.
  • 00:16:26.170 --> 00:16:28.100
  • YOU STAY IN FAITH EVEN WHEN
  • 00:16:28.100 --> 00:16:29.210
  • IT LOOKS IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:16:29.210 --> 00:16:31.150
  • A FEW YEARS AFTER VICTORIA
  • 00:16:31.150 --> 00:16:32.180
  • AND I WERE MARRIED, WE
  • 00:16:32.180 --> 00:16:33.210
  • MOVED OUT OF OUR TOWN
  • 00:16:33.210 --> 00:16:36.010
  • HOUSE INTO A VERY OLD,
  • 00:16:36.010 --> 00:16:38.150
  • RUNDOWN HOUSE THAT WAS
  • 00:16:38.150 --> 00:16:40.070
  • CLOSE IN TO THE CITY.
  • 00:16:40.070 --> 00:16:41.090
  • THE HOUSE WASN'T WORTH
  • 00:16:41.090 --> 00:16:42.030
  • ANYTHING, BUT IT WAS ON A
  • 00:16:42.030 --> 00:16:43.180
  • HALF ACRE LOT RIGHT ACROSS
  • 00:16:43.180 --> 00:16:45.070
  • THE STREET FROM A NICE
  • 00:16:45.070 --> 00:16:46.120
  • NEIGHBORHOOD.
  • 00:16:46.120 --> 00:16:47.240
  • MANY TIMES IN THE EVENINGS,
  • 00:16:47.240 --> 00:16:49.140
  • WE WOULD GO OUT AND TAKE
  • 00:16:49.140 --> 00:16:50.110
  • WALKS THROUGH THE
  • 00:16:50.110 --> 00:16:51.120
  • SUBDIVISION AND ONE NIGHT
  • 00:16:51.120 --> 00:16:52.260
  • AS WE WERE WALKING, WE CAME
  • 00:16:52.260 --> 00:16:54.060
  • TO THIS BIG 2-STORY HOUSE
  • 00:16:54.060 --> 00:16:57.030
  • THAT WAS IN THE FINAL
  • 00:16:57.030 --> 00:16:58.000
  • STAGES OF CONSTRUCTION.
  • 00:16:58.000 --> 00:16:59.250
  • THEY WERE PUTTING THE
  • 00:16:59.250 --> 00:17:00.220
  • FINISHING TOUCHES ON IT.
  • 00:17:00.220 --> 00:17:01.290
  • WE WALKED UP TO IT AND THE
  • 00:17:01.290 --> 00:17:03.060
  • DOOR WAS OPEN, SO WE WENT
  • 00:17:03.060 --> 00:17:04.190
  • IN.
  • 00:17:04.190 --> 00:17:05.230
  • IT WAS SO MAGNIFICENT.
  • 00:17:05.230 --> 00:17:07.210
  • IT HAD HIGH CEILINGS, BIG
  • 00:17:07.210 --> 00:17:09.090
  • TALL WINDOWS, IT WAS SO
  • 00:17:09.090 --> 00:17:11.150
  • NEW.
  • 00:17:11.150 --> 00:17:12.220
  • EVERYTHING WAS PRISTINE.
  • 00:17:12.220 --> 00:17:14.230
  • HERE, WE WERE LIVING IN
  • 00:17:14.230 --> 00:17:15.160
  • THIS 60 YEAR OLD HOUSE THAT
  • 00:17:15.160 --> 00:17:17.080
  • HAD BEEN RUN DOWN, NOBODY
  • 00:17:17.080 --> 00:17:18.270
  • HAD TAKEN CARE OF IT, HAD
  • 00:17:18.270 --> 00:17:20.160
  • FOUNDATION PROBLEMS, LEAKS
  • 00:17:20.160 --> 00:17:21.230
  • IN THE CEILING.
  • 00:17:21.230 --> 00:17:23.180
  • WE FIXED IT UP SO WE COULD
  • 00:17:23.180 --> 00:17:24.150
  • LIVE IN IT, BUT THE
  • 00:17:24.150 --> 00:17:25.210
  • CONTRAST BETWEEN OUR OLD,
  • 00:17:25.210 --> 00:17:27.260
  • RUNDOWN HOUSE AND THIS
  • 00:17:27.260 --> 00:17:30.080
  • BEAUTIFUL NEW HOUSE WAS
  • 00:17:30.080 --> 00:17:32.160
  • LIKE MY BROTHER PAUL TO ME.
  • 00:17:32.160 --> 00:17:34.250
  • I MEAN, THERE WAS NO
  • 00:17:34.250 --> 00:17:35.170
  • COMPARISON. (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:17:35.170 --> 00:17:38.050
  • AS WE WERE WALKING... NOW
  • 00:17:38.050 --> 00:17:39.120
  • Y'ALL ARE NOT LISTENING.
  • 00:17:39.120 --> 00:17:42.030
  • AS WE WERE WALKING OUT OF
  • 00:17:42.030 --> 00:17:43.020
  • THE HOUSE THAT DAY, DOWN
  • 00:17:43.020 --> 00:17:43.290
  • THE FRONT SIDEWALK, 26
  • 00:17:43.290 --> 00:17:46.140
  • YEARS OLD, IN AWE OF WHAT
  • 00:17:46.140 --> 00:17:48.050
  • WE'D JUST SEEN, VICTORIA
  • 00:17:48.050 --> 00:17:49.150
  • STOPPED, TURNED TO ME AND
  • 00:17:49.150 --> 00:17:51.210
  • SAID, "JOEL, ONE DAY WE'RE
  • 00:17:51.210 --> 00:17:53.120
  • GOING TO LIVE IN A HOUSE
  • 00:17:53.120 --> 00:17:54.150
  • JUST LIKE THIS."
  • 00:17:54.150 --> 00:17:56.040
  • I LOOKED AT HER LIKE SHE
  • 00:17:56.040 --> 00:17:57.060
  • HAD LOST HER MIND.
  • 00:17:57.060 --> 00:17:59.100
  • I WENT ON TO TELL HER ALL
  • 00:17:59.100 --> 00:18:00.170
  • THE REASONS WHY WE WERE
  • 00:18:00.170 --> 00:18:01.250
  • NEVER GOING TO LIVE IN A
  • 00:18:01.250 --> 00:18:02.270
  • HOUSE LIKE THAT.
  • 00:18:02.270 --> 00:18:04.170
  • I WENT DOWN THE LIST.
  • 00:18:04.170 --> 00:18:05.150
  • "VICTORIA, I WORK FOR A
  • 00:18:05.150 --> 00:18:06.150
  • MINISTRY, WE'RE NEVER GOING
  • 00:18:06.150 --> 00:18:07.250
  • TO HAVE THOSE FUNDS, WE CAN
  • 00:18:07.250 --> 00:18:09.200
  • BARELY AFFORD THIS 60 YEAR
  • 00:18:09.200 --> 00:18:11.010
  • OLD HOUSE WITH CROOKED
  • 00:18:11.010 --> 00:18:12.090
  • FLOORS. IT'S GOING TO
  • 00:18:12.090 --> 00:18:13.170
  • TAKE US 30 YEARS TO PAY
  • 00:18:13.170 --> 00:18:14.090
  • IT OFF." I WAS PASSIONATE
  • 00:18:14.090 --> 00:18:16.130
  • ABOUT MY DOUBT. I WANTED
  • 00:18:16.130 --> 00:18:17.200
  • HER TO DOUBT WITH ME.
  • 00:18:17.200 --> 00:18:18.200
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:18:18.200 --> 00:18:20.110
  • I WENT ON AND ON BUT SHE
  • 00:18:20.110 --> 00:18:22.050
  • NO MORE PAID ME ATTENTION.
  • 00:18:22.050 --> 00:18:23.260
  • IT WAS LIKE I WAS TALKING
  • 00:18:23.260 --> 00:18:24.290
  • TO A TREE.
  • 00:18:24.290 --> 00:18:26.110
  • SHE SAID, "NO, JOEL.
  • 00:18:26.110 --> 00:18:27.160
  • I CAN FEEL IT RIGHT DOWN
  • 00:18:27.160 --> 00:18:28.180
  • IN HERE. ONE DAY, WE'RE
  • 00:18:28.180 --> 00:18:30.100
  • GOING TO LIVE IN A HOUSE
  • 00:18:30.100 --> 00:18:31.030
  • JUST LIKE THIS ONE."
  • 00:18:31.030 --> 00:18:32.250
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:18:32.250 --> 00:18:33.130
  • THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
  • 00:18:33.130 --> 00:18:34.150
  • HER AND ME IS I SAW THE
  • 00:18:34.150 --> 00:18:36.070
  • FACTS. I KNEW WHAT WE
  • 00:18:36.070 --> 00:18:37.200
  • MADE, I KNEW HOW
  • 00:18:37.200 --> 00:18:39.040
  • IMPOSSIBLE IT WAS. I LET
  • 00:18:39.040 --> 00:18:40.180
  • THE FACTS TALK ME OUT
  • 00:18:40.180 --> 00:18:42.050
  • OF IT. I HAD A "NO-WAY"
  • 00:18:42.050 --> 00:18:43.230
  • MENTALITY. VICTORIA SAW
  • 00:18:43.230 --> 00:18:45.010
  • THE SAME FACTS, SHE KNEW
  • 00:18:45.010 --> 00:18:47.030
  • OUR SAME SITUATION BUT
  • 00:18:47.030 --> 00:18:49.040
  • SHE DIDN'T STOP WITH THE
  • 00:18:49.040 --> 00:18:50.170
  • FACTS, SHE ADDED THE
  • 00:18:50.170 --> 00:18:52.000
  • NEVERTHELESS.
  • 00:18:52.000 --> 00:18:53.230
  • HER ATTITUDE WAS, "YES,
  • 00:18:53.230 --> 00:18:55.020
  • IT'S IMPOSSIBLE RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:18:55.020 --> 00:18:56.160
  • NEVERTHELESS WITH GOD
  • 00:18:56.160 --> 00:18:58.090
  • ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE."
  • 00:18:58.090 --> 00:18:59.200
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:18:59.200 --> 00:19:00.280
  • SHE WAS SAYING, "IN THE
  • 00:19:00.280 --> 00:19:01.290
  • NATURAL IT'S NOT GOING
  • 00:19:01.290 --> 00:19:03.020
  • TO HAPPEN, BUT WE SERVE
  • 00:19:03.020 --> 00:19:04.270
  • A SUPERNATURAL GOD. HE
  • 00:19:04.270 --> 00:19:06.210
  • KNOWS HOW TO OPEN THE
  • 00:19:06.210 --> 00:19:07.190
  • WINDOWS OF HEAVEN."
  • 00:19:07.190 --> 00:19:09.000
  • THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT
  • 00:19:09.000 --> 00:19:09.280
  • HAPPENED. ABOUT A
  • 00:19:09.280 --> 00:19:11.010
  • YEAR LATER, A BUILDER
  • 00:19:11.010 --> 00:19:12.080
  • KNOCKED ON OUR DOOR.
  • 00:19:12.080 --> 00:19:14.030
  • WE DIDN'T GO TO HIM,
  • 00:19:14.030 --> 00:19:15.110
  • HE CAME TO US.
  • 00:19:15.110 --> 00:19:16.290
  • WE SOLD HALF OF OUR
  • 00:19:16.290 --> 00:19:18.020
  • PROPERTY FOR MORE THAN
  • 00:19:18.020 --> 00:19:19.160
  • WE'D PAID FOR THE WHOLE
  • 00:19:19.160 --> 00:19:20.160
  • THING. HE BUILT TWO NEW
  • 00:19:20.160 --> 00:19:22.010
  • HOUSES ON IT, ONE FOR US.
  • 00:19:22.010 --> 00:19:24.020
  • WE ENDED UP LIVING IN A
  • 00:19:24.020 --> 00:19:25.030
  • HOUSE JUST LIKE THE ONE
  • 00:19:25.030 --> 00:19:26.120
  • WE HAD SEEN. VICTORIA
  • 00:19:26.120 --> 00:19:27.180
  • BARELY LET ME COME IN
  • 00:19:27.180 --> 00:19:28.180
  • THERE. I ALMOST HAD TO
  • 00:19:28.180 --> 00:19:29.200
  • LIVE IN THE GARAGE.
  • 00:19:29.200 --> 00:19:30.220
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:19:30.220 --> 00:19:32.020
  • ARE YOU DOING WHAT I DID,
  • 00:19:32.020 --> 00:19:33.020
  • LETTING THE CIRCUMSTANCES
  • 00:19:33.020 --> 00:19:34.000
  • TALK YOU OUT OF GOD'S BEST?
  • 00:19:34.000 --> 00:19:36.160
  • TALK YOU OUT OF BEING
  • 00:19:36.160 --> 00:19:37.110
  • HEALTHY, BEING FREE, BEING
  • 00:19:37.110 --> 00:19:39.120
  • PROSPEROUS, BEING
  • 00:19:39.120 --> 00:19:40.090
  • FULFILLED?
  • 00:19:40.090 --> 00:19:42.020
  • "WELL, JOEL, I'VE BEEN
  • 00:19:42.020 --> 00:19:42.280
  • SINGLE SO LONG.
  • 00:19:42.280 --> 00:19:44.120
  • I DON'T THINK I'LL EVER
  • 00:19:44.120 --> 00:19:45.130
  • MEET THE RIGHT PERSON."
  • 00:19:45.130 --> 00:19:46.220
  • GET RID OF THAT NO-WAY
  • 00:19:46.220 --> 00:19:48.050
  • MENTALITY.
  • 00:19:48.050 --> 00:19:49.230
  • TURN IT AROUND.
  • 00:19:49.230 --> 00:19:50.180
  • "I'VE BEEN SINGLE A LONG
  • 00:19:50.180 --> 00:19:51.160
  • TIME, BUT I KNOW THE RIGHT
  • 00:19:51.160 --> 00:19:53.040
  • PERSON IS HEADED MY WAY.
  • 00:19:53.040 --> 00:19:55.070
  • SOMEBODY FINE IS IN MY
  • 00:19:55.070 --> 00:19:56.090
  • FUTURE." THROW THAT IN
  • 00:19:56.090 --> 00:19:57.230
  • TOO. (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:19:57.230 --> 00:19:59.240
  • ON PAPER, IT MAY LOOK LIKE
  • 00:19:59.240 --> 00:20:01.090
  • YOU COULD NEVER GET OUT
  • 00:20:01.090 --> 00:20:02.160
  • OF DEBT.
  • 00:20:02.160 --> 00:20:03.290
  • I'M NOT ASKING YOU TO DENY
  • 00:20:03.290 --> 00:20:04.180
  • IT, I'M ASKING YOU TO ADD
  • 00:20:04.180 --> 00:20:06.090
  • THE NEVERTHELESS.
  • 00:20:06.090 --> 00:20:07.290
  • "GOD, THE NUMBERS DON'T
  • 00:20:07.290 --> 00:20:08.140
  • LOOK GOOD.
  • 00:20:08.140 --> 00:20:09.200
  • NEVERTHELESS, I BELIEVE I
  • 00:20:09.200 --> 00:20:10.270
  • WILL LEND AND NOT BORROW.
  • 00:20:10.270 --> 00:20:12.220
  • THAT I'M COMING INTO
  • 00:20:12.220 --> 00:20:13.070
  • OVERFLOW."
  • 00:20:13.070 --> 00:20:14.140
  • OR, "I'VE HAD THIS
  • 00:20:14.140 --> 00:20:15.120
  • ADDICTION FOR YEARS.
  • 00:20:15.120 --> 00:20:16.180
  • IT LOOKS PERMANENT.
  • 00:20:16.180 --> 00:20:17.170
  • NEVERTHELESS, I KNOW IT'S
  • 00:20:17.170 --> 00:20:18.190
  • ONLY TEMPORARY.
  • 00:20:18.190 --> 00:20:20.190
  • I KNOW FREEDOM, WHOLENESS,
  • 00:20:20.190 --> 00:20:21.270
  • VICTORY IS IN MY FUTURE."
  • 00:20:21.270 --> 00:20:24.030
  • WHAT'S INTERESTING IS
  • 00:20:24.030 --> 00:20:26.110
  • PETER WENT BACK TO THE
  • 00:20:26.110 --> 00:20:27.020
  • SAME PLACE WHERE HE HAD
  • 00:20:27.020 --> 00:20:28.180
  • NOT CAUGHT ANY FISH THE
  • 00:20:28.180 --> 00:20:29.290
  • WHOLE NIGHT BEFORE.
  • 00:20:29.290 --> 00:20:31.150
  • SUDDENLY, IT WAS FILLED
  • 00:20:31.150 --> 00:20:32.260
  • WITH FISH.
  • 00:20:32.260 --> 00:20:34.260
  • SOMETIMES WE THINK, "WELL,
  • 00:20:34.260 --> 00:20:35.280
  • I'VE TRIED ONCE. IT DIDN'T
  • 00:20:35.280 --> 00:20:37.190
  • WORK OUT. IT'S NEVER GOING
  • 00:20:37.190 --> 00:20:38.120
  • TO HAPPEN."
  • 00:20:38.120 --> 00:20:39.060
  • HOW DO YOU KNOW GOD
  • 00:20:39.060 --> 00:20:40.220
  • HASN'T PUT THE FISH FOR
  • 00:20:40.220 --> 00:20:41.260
  • YOU THERE NOW? DON'T GIVE
  • 00:20:41.260 --> 00:20:43.220
  • UP AND QUIT BELIEVING.
  • 00:20:43.220 --> 00:20:45.060
  • GO BACK AND TRY AGAIN.
  • 00:20:45.060 --> 00:20:47.210
  • GOD CONTROLS THE WHOLE
  • 00:20:47.210 --> 00:20:48.270
  • UNIVERSE. IT MAY NOT HAVE
  • 00:20:48.270 --> 00:20:50.170
  • HAPPENED YET, THAT DOESN'T
  • 00:20:50.170 --> 00:20:52.010
  • MEAN IT'S NOT GOING TO
  • 00:20:52.010 --> 00:20:52.230
  • HAPPEN.
  • 00:20:52.230 --> 00:20:53.240
  • JUST LIKE WITH PETER, GOD
  • 00:20:53.240 --> 00:20:55.020
  • HAS AN ABUNDANCE OF WHAT
  • 00:20:55.020 --> 00:20:56.230
  • YOU NEED WAITING FOR YOU.
  • 00:20:56.230 --> 00:20:59.010
  • YOU HAVEN'T MISSED IT, IT'S
  • 00:20:59.010 --> 00:21:00.050
  • NOT TOO LATE.
  • 00:21:00.050 --> 00:21:01.260
  • IF YOU'LL HAVE THIS
  • 00:21:01.260 --> 00:21:02.240
  • NEVERTHELESS MENTALITY,
  • 00:21:02.240 --> 00:21:04.150
  • GOD WILL LEAD YOU INTO
  • 00:21:04.150 --> 00:21:05.290
  • FAVOR, INTO HEALING, INTO
  • 00:21:05.290 --> 00:21:07.210
  • ABUNDANCE, INTO THE
  • 00:21:07.210 --> 00:21:08.260
  • FULLNESS OF YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:21:08.260 --> 00:21:10.210
  • THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO
  • 00:21:10.210 --> 00:21:11.290
  • A YOUNG LADY NAMED
  • 00:21:11.290 --> 00:21:13.050
  • ELIZABETH BLACKWELL.
  • 00:21:13.050 --> 00:21:14.200
  • SHE LIVED BACK IN THE
  • 00:21:14.200 --> 00:21:15.150
  • 1800S. SHE HAD A DREAM
  • 00:21:15.150 --> 00:21:16.250
  • TO BECOME A MEDICAL
  • 00:21:16.250 --> 00:21:18.240
  • DOCTOR. THAT WAS UNHEARD
  • 00:21:18.240 --> 00:21:20.120
  • OF BACK THEN. THERE WERE
  • 00:21:20.120 --> 00:21:22.070
  • NO FEMALE PHYSICIANS.
  • 00:21:22.070 --> 00:21:24.060
  • SHE APPLIED AT MEDICAL
  • 00:21:24.060 --> 00:21:25.080
  • SCHOOLS AND WAS TURNED
  • 00:21:25.080 --> 00:21:26.240
  • DOWN 29 TIMES. MOST
  • 00:21:26.240 --> 00:21:28.260
  • PEOPLE WOULD'VE GIVEN
  • 00:21:28.260 --> 00:21:29.280
  • UP, THOUGHT, "YES I GET
  • 00:21:29.280 --> 00:21:31.000
  • THE MESSAGE. IT'S NOT
  • 00:21:31.000 --> 00:21:31.260
  • MEANT FOR ME."
  • 00:21:31.260 --> 00:21:32.260
  • NOT ELIZABETH BLACKWELL.
  • 00:21:32.260 --> 00:21:34.200
  • SHE WAS A NEVERTHELESS
  • 00:21:34.200 --> 00:21:35.160
  • PERSON. SHE KNEW GOD PUT
  • 00:21:35.160 --> 00:21:38.020
  • THE DREAM IN HER HEART.
  • 00:21:38.020 --> 00:21:39.230
  • HE HAD THE FINAL SAY.
  • 00:21:39.230 --> 00:21:41.290
  • EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE SAID
  • 00:21:41.290 --> 00:21:42.280
  • IT WASN'T GOING TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:21:42.280 --> 00:21:44.050
  • HER ATTITUDE WAS,
  • 00:21:44.050 --> 00:21:45.150
  • "NEVERTHELESS, I'M GOING
  • 00:21:45.150 --> 00:21:46.200
  • TO KEEP TRYING."
  • 00:21:46.200 --> 00:21:48.110
  • SHE APPLIED TO MEDICAL
  • 00:21:48.110 --> 00:21:49.090
  • SCHOOL NUMBER 30. THIS
  • 00:21:49.090 --> 00:21:51.100
  • TIME THE ADMINISTRATION
  • 00:21:51.100 --> 00:21:52.200
  • WAS FAINTLY OPEN TO IT
  • 00:21:52.200 --> 00:21:54.190
  • BUT THEY HAD TO GET
  • 00:21:54.190 --> 00:21:55.090
  • APPROVAL FROM THE
  • 00:21:55.090 --> 00:21:56.030
  • STUDENTS. WHEN THEY TOLD
  • 00:21:56.030 --> 00:21:57.190
  • ALL THE YOUNG MEN THAT A
  • 00:21:57.190 --> 00:21:59.180
  • FEMALE WANTED TO ATTEND,
  • 00:21:59.180 --> 00:22:01.260
  • THEY VOTED UNANIMOUSLY
  • 00:22:01.260 --> 00:22:03.070
  • "YES". THEY WERE THRILLED.
  • 00:22:03.070 --> 00:22:05.010
  • (LAUGHTER) SHE GRADUATED
  • 00:22:05.010 --> 00:22:06.150
  • FROM MEDICAL SCHOOL AND
  • 00:22:06.150 --> 00:22:07.210
  • BECAME THE FIRST FEMALE
  • 00:22:07.210 --> 00:22:09.000
  • PHYSICIAN IN AMERICA.
  • 00:22:09.000 --> 00:22:10.190
  • SHE WENT ON TO START THE
  • 00:22:10.190 --> 00:22:11.120
  • NEW YORK INFIRMARY AND
  • 00:22:11.120 --> 00:22:12.230
  • LATER FOUNDED WOMEN'S
  • 00:22:12.230 --> 00:22:14.050
  • MEDICAL COLLEGE.
  • 00:22:14.050 --> 00:22:15.110
  • WHAT AM I SAYING?
  • 00:22:15.110 --> 00:22:16.210
  • JUST BECAUSE YOUR FISH
  • 00:22:16.210 --> 00:22:17.280
  • WEREN'T THERE THE LAST TIME
  • 00:22:17.280 --> 00:22:19.190
  • DOESN'T MEAN THEY'RE NOT
  • 00:22:19.190 --> 00:22:20.200
  • GOING TO BE THERE THE NEXT
  • 00:22:20.200 --> 00:22:21.170
  • TIME.
  • 00:22:21.170 --> 00:22:22.180
  • YOU'VE GOT TO DO LIKE
  • 00:22:22.180 --> 00:22:23.080
  • ELIZABETH AND SAY, "GOD,
  • 00:22:23.080 --> 00:22:25.030
  • THE ODDS ARE AGAINST ME.
  • 00:22:25.030 --> 00:22:27.260
  • EVERYTHING SAYS I'M DONE.
  • 00:22:27.260 --> 00:22:30.070
  • I TRIED AND GOT TURNED
  • 00:22:30.070 --> 00:22:31.080
  • DOWN. NEVERTHELESS, AT
  • 00:22:31.080 --> 00:22:33.100
  • YOUR WORD I'M GOING TO
  • 00:22:33.100 --> 00:22:34.230
  • KEEP BELIEVING. I'M GOING
  • 00:22:34.230 --> 00:22:36.010
  • TO KEEP TRYING."
  • 00:22:36.010 --> 00:22:37.140
  • WHEN YOU'RE A NEVERTHELESS
  • 00:22:37.140 --> 00:22:38.190
  • PERSON, GOD WILL GET YOU
  • 00:22:38.190 --> 00:22:40.080
  • TO WHERE YOU'RE SUPPOSED
  • 00:22:40.080 --> 00:22:41.050
  • TO BE. HE'LL BRING THE
  • 00:22:41.050 --> 00:22:42.090
  • FISH TO YOU.
  • 00:22:42.090 --> 00:22:44.010
  • DAVID SAID IN PSALM 3,
  • 00:22:44.010 --> 00:22:46.050
  • "LORD, HOW ARE THEY
  • 00:22:46.050 --> 00:22:47.150
  • INCREASED THAT TROUBLE ME?"
  • 00:22:47.150 --> 00:22:49.290
  • HE WAS SAYING, "GOD, IT
  • 00:22:49.290 --> 00:22:50.230
  • LOOKS LIKE MY ENEMIES ARE
  • 00:22:50.230 --> 00:22:51.230
  • MULTIPLYING."
  • 00:22:51.230 --> 00:22:53.230
  • DAVID NOT ONLY HAD OTHER
  • 00:22:53.230 --> 00:22:55.000
  • ARMIES COMING AGAINST HIM,
  • 00:22:55.000 --> 00:22:56.170
  • BUT HIS OWN SON ABSALOM
  • 00:22:56.170 --> 00:22:58.250
  • TURNED ON HIM AND WAS
  • 00:22:58.250 --> 00:23:00.050
  • TRYING TO TAKE THE THRONE.
  • 00:23:00.050 --> 00:23:02.030
  • DAVID COULD'VE GOTTEN
  • 00:23:02.030 --> 00:23:03.050
  • DISCOURAGED AND THOUGHT,
  • 00:23:03.050 --> 00:23:04.050
  • "THAT'S IT. I CAN HANDLE
  • 00:23:04.050 --> 00:23:05.270
  • OTHER PEOPLE TRYING TO
  • 00:23:05.270 --> 00:23:06.240
  • STOP ME, BUT NOW IT'S
  • 00:23:06.240 --> 00:23:08.020
  • MY OWN FAMILY? I'M DONE."
  • 00:23:08.020 --> 00:23:10.000
  • THIS COULD'VE BEEN THE
  • 00:23:10.000 --> 00:23:11.000
  • POINT WHERE DAVID FADED
  • 00:23:11.000 --> 00:23:13.020
  • OFF INTO THE SUNSET AND
  • 00:23:13.020 --> 00:23:14.050
  • WE DON'T READ ABOUT HIM
  • 00:23:14.050 --> 00:23:15.070
  • ANYMORE. BUT DAVID DIDN'T
  • 00:23:15.070 --> 00:23:17.030
  • JUST TALK ABOUT THE
  • 00:23:17.030 --> 00:23:18.050
  • PROBLEM. HE STATED THE
  • 00:23:18.050 --> 00:23:20.000
  • FACTS, THEN HE TOOK IT
  • 00:23:20.000 --> 00:23:21.080
  • ONE STEP FURTHER. "LORD,
  • 00:23:21.080 --> 00:23:23.160
  • HOW ARE THEY INCREASED
  • 00:23:23.160 --> 00:23:24.270
  • THAT TROUBLE ME? BUT YOU,
  • 00:23:24.270 --> 00:23:26.080
  • OH LORD, ARE A SHIELD
  • 00:23:26.080 --> 00:23:28.140
  • UNTO ME." NOTICE, DAVID
  • 00:23:28.140 --> 00:23:30.070
  • ADDED THE NEVERTHELESS.
  • 00:23:30.070 --> 00:23:32.070
  • "I'M HAVING A LOT OF
  • 00:23:32.070 --> 00:23:32.270
  • TROUBLE, NEVERTHELESS
  • 00:23:32.270 --> 00:23:34.090
  • GOD IS MY SHIELD."
  • 00:23:34.090 --> 00:23:36.030
  • WHAT'S THE MESSAGE?
  • 00:23:36.030 --> 00:23:37.190
  • DON'T LET THE ENEMY HAVE
  • 00:23:37.190 --> 00:23:39.080
  • THE LAST WORD. ALWAYS ADD
  • 00:23:39.080 --> 00:23:41.200
  • THE NEVERTHELESS.
  • 00:23:41.200 --> 00:23:43.010
  • "THE MEDICAL REPORT
  • 00:23:43.010 --> 00:23:43.280
  • DOESN'T LOOK GOOD,
  • 00:23:43.280 --> 00:23:45.000
  • NEVERTHELESS THE LORD
  • 00:23:45.000 --> 00:23:46.000
  • IS MY HEALER.
  • 00:23:46.000 --> 00:23:48.010
  • MY CO-WORKERS DID ME
  • 00:23:48.010 --> 00:23:48.230
  • WRONG, NEVERTHELESS GOD
  • 00:23:48.230 --> 00:23:50.260
  • IS FIGHTING MY BATTLES.
  • 00:23:50.260 --> 00:23:52.130
  • HE'S MY VINDICATOR.
  • 00:23:52.130 --> 00:23:53.180
  • I WENT THROUGH A BAD BREAK.
  • 00:23:53.180 --> 00:23:55.010
  • NEVERTHELESS, WHAT'S MEANT
  • 00:23:55.010 --> 00:23:56.100
  • FOR MY HARM I KNOW GOD
  • 00:23:56.100 --> 00:23:58.000
  • WILL TURN TO MY ADVANTAGE."
  • 00:23:58.000 --> 00:23:59.250
  • FRIENDS, SOME OF THE THINGS
  • 00:23:59.250 --> 00:24:01.050
  • THAT HAVE YOU WORRIED RIGHT
  • 00:24:01.050 --> 00:24:02.190
  • NOW, UPSET, DISCOURAGED,
  • 00:24:02.190 --> 00:24:04.170
  • IT WOULD ALL CHANGE IF
  • 00:24:04.170 --> 00:24:05.270
  • YOU WOULD START ADDING
  • 00:24:05.270 --> 00:24:07.100
  • THE NEVERTHELESS.
  • 00:24:07.100 --> 00:24:09.020
  • IF YOU JUST STOP WITH THE
  • 00:24:09.020 --> 00:24:10.050
  • FACTS AT HOW IMPOSSIBLE
  • 00:24:10.050 --> 00:24:12.060
  • IT IS, IT'S GOING TO CAUSE
  • 00:24:12.060 --> 00:24:13.040
  • YOU TO GET DISCOURAGED.
  • 00:24:13.040 --> 00:24:14.220
  • EVERY TIME SOMETHING
  • 00:24:14.220 --> 00:24:15.220
  • NEGATIVE HAPPENS, EVERY
  • 00:24:15.220 --> 00:24:16.250
  • BAD BREAK, DISAPPOINTMENT,
  • 00:24:16.250 --> 00:24:18.170
  • DELAY, ANSWER BACK WITH A
  • 00:24:18.170 --> 00:24:20.230
  • NEVERTHELESS.
  • 00:24:20.230 --> 00:24:22.150
  • YOU GET STUCK IN TRAFFIC,
  • 00:24:22.150 --> 00:24:23.100
  • "I SHOULD BE UPSET,
  • 00:24:23.100 --> 00:24:24.140
  • NEVERTHELESS I KNOW GOD
  • 00:24:24.140 --> 00:24:26.010
  • IS DIRECTING MY STEPS."
  • 00:24:26.010 --> 00:24:27.270
  • AND WHEN YOU FACE THESE
  • 00:24:27.270 --> 00:24:28.270
  • SITUATIONS THAT LOOK
  • 00:24:28.270 --> 00:24:29.290
  • IMPOSSIBLE, WE ALL DO,
  • 00:24:29.290 --> 00:24:31.250
  • DON'T TALK YOURSELF
  • 00:24:31.250 --> 00:24:32.250
  • OUT OF IT. GET RID OF
  • 00:24:32.250 --> 00:24:34.060
  • A NO-WAY MENTALITY. HAVE
  • 00:24:34.060 --> 00:24:36.040
  • THIS NEVERTHELESS
  • 00:24:36.040 --> 00:24:37.120
  • MENTALITY. IF YOU'LL DO
  • 00:24:37.120 --> 00:24:38.210
  • THIS, I BELIEVE AND DECLARE
  • 00:24:38.210 --> 00:24:40.270
  • GOD IS ABOUT TO TURN SOME
  • 00:24:40.270 --> 00:24:42.110
  • THINGS AROUND. HE'S ABOUT
  • 00:24:42.110 --> 00:24:43.240
  • TO OPEN SOME NEW DOORS.
  • 00:24:43.240 --> 00:24:45.170
  • THERE ARE EXPLOSIVE
  • 00:24:45.170 --> 00:24:46.220
  • BLESSINGS COMING YOUR
  • 00:24:46.220 --> 00:24:47.190
  • WAY. BECAUSE YOU'RE A
  • 00:24:47.190 --> 00:24:49.050
  • NEVERTHELESS PERSON, LIKE
  • 00:24:49.050 --> 00:24:50.170
  • ABRAHAM, YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:24:50.170 --> 00:24:51.220
  • SEE THE PROMISE COME TO
  • 00:24:51.220 --> 00:24:52.280
  • PASS. LIKE DAVID, YOU'RE
  • 00:24:52.280 --> 00:24:54.200
  • GOING TO OVERCOME
  • 00:24:54.200 --> 00:24:55.220
  • OBSTACLES THAT WERE MUCH
  • 00:24:55.220 --> 00:24:56.230
  • BIGGER AND LIKE PETER,
  • 00:24:56.230 --> 00:24:58.090
  • GOD'S GOING TO BRING THE
  • 00:24:58.090 --> 00:24:59.180
  • FISH TO YOU. AN ABUNDANCE
  • 00:24:59.180 --> 00:25:02.040
  • OF WHAT YOU NEED IN
  • 00:25:02.040 --> 00:25:03.150
  • JESUS' NAME. IF YOU
  • 00:25:03.150 --> 00:25:04.270
  • RECEIVE IT, CAN YOU SAY
  • 00:25:04.270 --> 00:25:06.010
  • "AMEN" TODAY?
  • 00:25:06.010 --> 00:25:08.220
  • WELL WE NEVER LIKE TO
  • 00:25:08.220 --> 00:25:09.130
  • CLOSE OUR BROADCAST
  • 00:25:09.130 --> 00:25:10.130
  • WITHOUT GIVING YOU AN
  • 00:25:10.130 --> 00:25:11.090
  • OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS
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