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Jesus for President: Confidence in Crisis

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October 11, 2020
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  • Kerry Shook: If Christ is rulingin my heart, then I have peace
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  • in the middle ofconfusing times.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Kerry: So we're kicking offa brand new series today
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  • that--it's all about how to makeChrist the commander-in-chief in
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  • every decision of your life.
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  • Now, don't get us wrong.
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  • We believe that Christiansshould pray and vote, Christians
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  • should be involved inpolitics and in government.
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  • That's so important.
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  • We believe this presidentialelection is very important to
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  • our nation; but we're going totalk about something in this
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  • series that's even moreimportant, something that will
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  • make all the difference in yourlife, in relationships no matter
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  • who gets electedpresident in November.
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  • We're going to talk about theLordship of Christ in this
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  • series and really how todaily allow Christ to be the
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  • commander-in-chief of yourlife, and we're looking at a key
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  • passage for thisseries in Isaiah.
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  • It's a prophecy that's usuallyonly brought out around
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  • Christmas time, but it ispowerful, describing who Jesus
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  • is and how he wants to leadin your life to make all the
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  • difference in your life.
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  • So would you stand inhonor of God's Word?
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  • And open your Biblesto Isaiah chapter 9.
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  • "For to us a child is born,to us a son is given and the
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  • government will beon his shoulders.
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  • And he will be called WonderfulCounselor, Mighty God,
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  • Everlasting Father,Prince of Peace.
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  • Of the greatness of hisgovernment and peace, there will
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  • be no end."
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  • You can be seated.
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  • Chris Shook: It amazes me thatIsaiah wrote this prophecy
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  • nearly 600 years beforethe birth of Christ.
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  • You see, Isaiah had watched aseries of failed monarchies try
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  • to rule Israel, try to leadthem, and every single one of
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  • them had just crumbledand fallen apart.
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  • So at this point,Isaiah is looking ahead.
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  • He's looking forward through thecenturies, seeing a time when
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  • God will rule and reign thisworld with his Son at the head.
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  • So underline: for us--tous a child is born.
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  • This points to the Messiah'shumanity, and here we see that
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  • Isaiah is saying that Christwill come to us--the Messiah
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  • will come to usas a human being.
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  • And this is a wildradical prophecy.
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  • We may be kind of used tohearing it in these phrases
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  • maybe from "Handel's Messiah."
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  • You're familiar with this.
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  • But think about how radical of astatement this is, that God will
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  • come in human form to this earthso that he can communicate with
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  • us and we can understand him.
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  • And then underline:to us a son is given.
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  • This points out the divinity ofJesus; that not only was he all
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  • man, but he was all God.
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  • God come to earth as man.
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  • And we need to see this withfresh eyes today and realize
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  • that that is what we have beforeus, that is who we have loving
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  • us, Holy God and holy man.
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  • Kerry: I want you to alsounderline: the government will
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  • be on his shoulders.
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  • Because this reallyaffirms Christ's Lordship.
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  • Now, the first two parts Christalked about, that Jesus was
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  • human and yet--he was God inhuman flesh, talk about his
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  • first coming, but this onetalks about his second coming.
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  • And this prophecy looks to atime when Christ will rule and
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  • reign in his return.
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  • Really a political kingdom overthe whole world, over the whole
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  • universe that will overruleall governments of the world.
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  • So in that sense, Jesus isthe greatest leader--political
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  • leader of all time.
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  • But it says at that time thewhole government will be upon
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  • his shoulders and there'll bepeace in the world because he is
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  • the prince of peace.
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  • But until that time, hiskingdom, the Bible teaches us,
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  • is an invisible kingdom,an internal kingdom, not an
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  • external geopolitical kingdom.
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  • But when he came the first time,his disciples, when he would
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  • talk about, "The kingdom of Godis near, the kingdom of God is
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  • right here with you," theywould misunderstand it.
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  • They were thinking he wastalking about setting up a
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  • political movement.
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  • They were going to be involvedin this political movement.
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  • That would take over.
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  • That would overthrowthe Roman Empire.
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  • This movement would be a kingdomon earth literally at that time,
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  • and Jesus said, "No,you misunderstand.
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  • My purpose in coming the firsttime is to do something even
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  • more important; to rule andreign in your hearts, to give
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  • you a chance to allow thekingdom of God to spring up in
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  • your heart so that I ruleand reign in your heart."
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  • That's why Colossians 3:15 says,"Let the peace of Christ rule in
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  • your hearts."
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  • Because wherever Christrules, there's peace.
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  • If Christ is ruling in my heart,then I have peace in the middle
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  • of confusing times, in themiddle of problems, in the
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  • middle of anxious times.
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  • But when there's no--when Christis not really in my heart, then
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  • there's no peace.
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  • When Christ rules in a marriage,then there's peace in
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  • the marriage.
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  • Not just peace as appeasementand don't rock the boat, but I
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  • mean real peace where you haveconflict and work through it and
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  • have intimacy.
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  • Where Christ rules in afamily, there's peace.
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  • When Christ one day rulesthe world, they'll be peace.
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  • They'll never be peace on thisearth until the prince of peace
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  • rules the earth.
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  • So here's the point.
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  • Right now the greatest leader ofall time, the King of kings, the
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  • Prince of Peacecan lead your life.
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  • He wants to lead your life.
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  • And in this passage, we see fourtitles that Christ has given in
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  • this prophecy that really showus what his character is and how
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  • he wants to lead us, hiscampaign promises for your life.
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  • And we're going to overview ittoday, and then we're going to
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  • take it apart one at a timeover the next few weeks.
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  • Chris: The first thing Christwants to give us is direction in
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  • every decision.
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  • Jesus wants to give us clarityin these confusing times.
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  • I don't know about you, but I'mfaced every day with a lot of
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  • confusing choices.
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  • Sometimes I'm just humanly in myown little brain not sure which
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  • path to take, which one willend up in the right place.
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  • But this verse tells usthat Jesus is our
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  • wonderful counselor.
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  • That's the title he'sgiven in this prophecy.
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  • Wonderful Counselor.
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  • It says, "And he will becalled Wonderful Counselor."
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  • Now, most of the world'spoliticians turn to a lot of
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  • places for advice.
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  • They may have hundreds ofadvisors--political advisors.
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  • They have to listen tospecial interest groups,
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  • maybe lobbyists.
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  • They may have hired a couple ofpolitical gurus to manage their
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  • campaign, but the trouble withall of those people telling them
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  • what to do, giving them adviceis that they're all human.
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  • None of them are perfect.
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  • All of them have their own bias.
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  • All of them may makemistakes, even if they're
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  • well-intentioned.
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  • The great news for us is thatJesus Christ is our
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  • wonderful counselor.
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  • He is the creator of all truth.
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  • The one who actually created alltruth wants to tell us, show us,
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  • guide us what to do in ourlives, which choices to make,
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  • and recognizing that andrealizing that we already have a
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  • wonderful counselor readyto lead us is life-changing.
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  • Kerry: And because he's thesource of all truth, that means
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  • unlike most politicians--unlikeall politicians, unlike all
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  • human beings, Jesus never lies.
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  • He never lies.
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  • He always tells the truth.
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  • And so you can trust him inhis direction and his Word.
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  • And as he speaks to your heart,that's Holy Spirit, he's going
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  • to guide you in the paththat's best for you.
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  • Look at Numbers 23:19.
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  • "God is not human that he shouldlie, not a human being that he
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  • should change his mind.
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  • Does he speak and then not act?
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  • Does he promiseand not fulfill?"
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  • He's saying God never lies.
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  • He always keeps hiscampaign promises.
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  • So whatever God promises us inhis Word, he's going to come
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  • through on.
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  • He never tells us one thingand then doesn't do it.
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  • God always comes through.
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  • And so he wants to guide you inyour life into what's best for
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  • you because he knows what's bestand he's the only one who does.
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  • I want you to look atProverbs 3:5 and 6.
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  • It says, "In everything you do,put God first and he will direct
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  • you and crown yourefforts with success."
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  • So the way I allow God--or onebig way I allow God to be the
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  • commander-in-chief of my life isI pray before making a decision.
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  • I need to pray aboutevery little decision.
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  • Always pray and ask God forguidance, and you find guidance
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  • through his Word and throughhis Holy Spirit speaking to your
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  • heart and learningto hear his voice.
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  • announcer: Still to comewith Pastor Kerry Shook.
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  • Chris: Being strong in the Lordfirst requires that we realize
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  • how weak we are.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Kerry: Well, I want you to lookat a second thing because he
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  • wants to give us directionin every decision, but also
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  • strength in every storm.
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  • It says that, "And he willbe called mighty God."
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  • Underline mighty God.
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  • You see, God not only wants toguide us, he wants to give us
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  • the power to go theright direction.
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  • See, all legislation, it canonly go so far to change the
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  • society because it doesn't givepeople the will and the power
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  • to obey.
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  • But God on the other hand, hetells us what to do and then he
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  • gives us the power to do it.
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  • I mean, he tells me, "Jump," andthen he gives me the strength to
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  • jump, to go where I need to go.
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  • With his power, which isdifferent than willpower by the
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  • way, I can do all thingsthrough him who strengthens me.
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  • Look at Jeremiah 32:17.
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  • Chris: "Ah, Lord God.
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  • It is you who have made theheavens and the earth by your
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  • great power and byyour outstretched arm.
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  • Nothing is too hard for you."
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  • Underline that phrase:nothing is too hard for you.
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  • What difficult andseemingly-impossible situation
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  • are you faced with today?
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  • You know, whatever it is, Godis more powerful than that.
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  • Nothing is toodifficult for him.
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  • Nothing is impossible with him.
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  • Sometimes when we look to theworld, to our situations, our
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  • place seems overwhelming.
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  • It seems like thislife is overwhelming.
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  • And maybe you're in a spot todaywhere you feel like, "Okay, my
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  • ship is about to go under.
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  • I feel weak.
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  • I don't know where to turn.
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  • I feel completely lost."
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  • Well, the Bible says that you'reactually in a really good place
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  • to be ready for God to work ifyou are recognizing how weak
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  • you are.
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  • Because being strong in the Lordfirst requires that we realize
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  • how weak we are, that werealize that, "You know what?
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  • I am helplessly hopelesslylost without God intervening."
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  • And then we look to him, and heis there ready and waiting to
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  • step in and to rescue us.
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  • Kerry: And one of my favoritepassage is Philippians 4:13: "I
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  • can do all things throughChrist who strengthens me."
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  • Circle the word all.
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  • It doesn't say I can do mostthings, I can do a lot of
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  • things, I can doeverything but one thing.
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  • No, I can do all things.
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  • So what is that one impossiblesituation you're facing?
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  • God says, "With mypower, you can do it.
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  • You can take that step of faith,and I'll give you the power to
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  • do it.
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  • I'll give you thestrength to do it."
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  • And when you step out in themiddle of the tension, in the
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  • middle of the struggle and youtrust God, then he empowers you.
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  • When you start to take that stepof faith, he takes you the rest
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  • of the way.
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  • One step of faith takes youmiles down the road because of
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  • God's power and his strength.
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  • Then there's a third thing.
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  • Confidence in every crisis.
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  • Every president will facea crisis that they're
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  • not expecting.
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  • No one can predict what thecrisis will be, but there's
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  • always a crisis.
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  • But it says here, "And he willbe called Everlasting Father."
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  • Underline Everlasting Father.
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  • And so his leadership styleis he's an eternal, faithful,
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  • consistent, caring father,that we can be confident in his
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  • leadership no matter what'sgoing on in our lives.
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  • And every one of us will havethese crises that will come into
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  • our lives, and wecan't predict them.
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  • We don't know whatproblem is down the road.
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  • We don't know what storm isgoing to hit, but we do know
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  • that we can count on ourconsistent, caring Father
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  • because he'll never let us down.
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  • The Bible says he neverleaves us or forsakes us.
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  • The Bible tells us even whenwe are faithless, he remains
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  • faithful becausethat's who he is.
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  • He's an everlasting Father.
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  • Chris: The fourth thing thatChrist wants to give us is peace
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  • in every problem.
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  • The verse we're looking at todaysays, "And he will be called
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  • Prince of Peace."
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  • Over the last 4.000 years ofrecorded history, there have
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  • only been 286 years of peace,only 286 years out of 4.000
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  • where there weren'trecorded wars going on.
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  • This is a chaotic world.
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  • There's chaos around us, butthe Bible tells us that's not
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  • something to worry about.
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  • In fact, we knowwho's in control.
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  • In John 14:27, Jesus said, "I amleaving you with a gift: peace
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  • of mind and heart.
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  • And the peace I give is agift the world cannot give.
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  • So don't be troubled or afraid."
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  • Are you stressed out today?
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  • You know, if you're waitingfor perfect circumstances, for
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  • everything to line up justright, for those relationships
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  • to completely straighten out,for everything to be perfect
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  • around you to have peace in yourlife, then I'm afraid you won't
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  • find it in this world.
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  • But if despite the chaos aroundus, despite the world issues
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  • around us, we look to Christand accept his gift of peace.
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  • He says, "I want youto have my peace.
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  • It's a gift for you.
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  • I give you the gift of peace."
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  • So you don't have to be troubledor anxious or afraid or worried.
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  • If we just look to him, we'llget this peace that the world
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  • simply can't provide, doesn'thave a way to provide it.
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  • The Bible tells us, andexperience also tells us, that
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  • in this world wewill have problems.
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  • That's not somethingto be scared of.
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  • Problems aren't a scary thing,problems are an opportunity to
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  • trust Christ, to know thatwe can rely on him; that even
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  • though he didn't cause the bad,he is there ready to walk us
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  • through it.
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  • He will guide us.
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  • And if we unwrap that gift ofpeace, it will radically change
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  • our lives in every way.
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  • Down to the smallestrelationship, down to your every
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  • detail, every moment of yourlife, we can have peace.
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  • Kerry: Look at Matthew 16.
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  • Because the government thatChrist is going to set up is
  • 00:16:50.892 --> 00:16:55.096
  • going to come through oneorganization--one
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  • eternal organization.
  • 00:16:58.666 --> 00:17:01.469
  • Matthew 16:18 says, "This isthe rock in which I will put
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  • together my church, a church soexpansive with energy that not
  • 00:17:04.572 --> 00:17:08.342
  • even the gates of hell willbe able to keep it out.
  • 00:17:08.376 --> 00:17:10.978
  • And that's not all.
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  • You will have complete and freeaccess to God's kingdom, keys to
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  • open any and every door.
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  • No more barriers between heavenand earth, earth and heaven.
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  • A yes on earth is yes in heaven.
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  • A no on earth is no in heaven."
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  • You see, government can do a lotof good things, and we need good
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  • government, but there's somethings government can't do.
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  • The most importantthing it can't do.
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  • Government can neverchange a human heart.
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  • That's why government can'tsolve our greatest problems
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  • because our greatestproblems are heart problems.
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  • And that's why we need peaceto rule and reign in individual
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  • hearts so that it can begin torule and reign in communities
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  • and our nation.
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  • It all starts inthe human heart.
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  • No president, no man or woman,no person can change a human
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  • heart, but God can.
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  • God's changed my heart.
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  • God can change any heart.
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  • God can change us, forgive us,cleanse us, and give us a heart
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  • transplant, and that's whatwe need more than anything.
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  • The greatest problem we face isa heart problem; and that's why
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  • we need the only one who canreally change it, the great
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  • heart surgeon, Jesus Christ.
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  • Then I want you to look at thislast verse, Philippians 2:10.
  • 00:18:35.963 --> 00:18:39.167
  • It says, "At the name of Jesusevery knee should bow in heaven
  • 00:18:39.200 --> 00:18:42.403
  • and on earth and under earth,and every tongue confess that
  • 00:18:42.436 --> 00:18:45.373
  • Jesus Christ is Lord to theglory of God the Father."
  • 00:18:45.406 --> 00:18:48.809
  • He's saying that, "Right now Iwant to rule and reign in your
  • 00:18:48.843 --> 00:18:52.113
  • hearts, but I giveyou the option.
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  • I want you to allow me to ruleand reign because you love me
  • 00:18:54.515 --> 00:18:57.051
  • and you want me to and--it'syour choice now here on
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  • this earth.
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  • But one day when I return andI set up my kingdom and the
  • 00:19:03.224 --> 00:19:06.727
  • government rest upon myshoulders, that's when everyone
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  • will bow.
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  • Everyone will have torecognize that I am Lord."
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  • So do it now.
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  • Do it now while you have theoption, while you can experience
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  • his purpose andpower in your life.
  • 00:19:25.613 --> 00:19:28.149
  • Do it now because one day everypresident will bow and say,
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  • "Jesus is Lord of all."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • announcer: In the midst of thecoronavirus, we have witnessed
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  • Christ and staying connectedto the true source of hope.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Maker of heaven,maker of earth ♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Galaxy architect,gave me my worth ♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Who could have predictedthe story you'd write ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, oh, you stretchedout the heavens ♪
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  • ♪ And laid down your life ♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Here where sinand love collide ♪
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  • ♪ I stand in awe,arms open wide ♪
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  • ♪ The God who joined thehemispheres joined my fight ♪
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  • ♪ Here where sin and bloodcollide, my chains fall off ♪
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  • ♪ My fears subside ♪
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  • ♪ The God who madethe universe ♪
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  • ♪ Made a way ♪
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  • ♪ You made a way ♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Here where sinand love collide ♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • male: You sing,"Maker of heaven."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Maker of heaven,author of life ♪
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  • ♪ With no obligationyou painted the skies ♪
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  • ♪ There's no planet too big,no creature too small ♪
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  • ♪ No ♪
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  • ♪ In your perfect pictureyou wanted it all ♪
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  • male: Come on we sing out.
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  • ♪ Here where sinand love collide ♪
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  • ♪ I stand in awe,arms open wide ♪
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  • ♪ The God who joined thehemispheres joined my fight ♪
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  • ♪ Here where sinand blood collide ♪
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  • ♪ My chains fall off,my fears subside ♪
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  • ♪ The God who made theuniverse made a way ♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Make a way, make a way ♪
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  • ♪ You'll make a way,make a way ♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ You're the maker of thestars so make a way ♪
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  • ♪ You're the maker of myheart so make a way ♪
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  • ♪ You made the blindto see so make a way ♪
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  • ♪ You made somethingnew in me ♪
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  • ♪ So make a way ♪
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  • ♪ When the walls are closingin you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ When I need to startagain you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ When I can't see my wayout you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ In the darkness I willshout "You will make a way" ♪
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  • ♪ When I have nothing leftyou will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ When I can't take one morestep you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ When I can't see my wayout you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ In the dark I will shout"You will make a way" ♪
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  • ♪ When I have nothing leftyou will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ When I can't take one morestep you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ When I can't see my wayout you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ In the dark I will shout"You will make a way" ♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Chris: We're so glad you joinedus for the message today, and we
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  • hope it impacts yourlife all week long.
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  • Kerry: And Chris, I know thatthere's many out there who have
  • 00:26:54.862 --> 00:26:58.799
  • never received Christ and allyou have to do is just pray
  • 00:26:58.832 --> 00:27:02.503
  • and ask for his salvation,and say,
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  • "Jesus Christ, forgive me of allmy sins,
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  • come into my life, be the Lordof my life
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  • I accept your free gift ofsalvation and heaven one day."
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  • And if you prayed that prayer,Christ came into your life and
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  • he'll never leave you.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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