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October 4, 2019
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  • -ANNOUNCER: What would you change in your life?
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  • - What if you could unleash the miraculous in your
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  • everyday life?
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  • - Experience freedom, live in peace, change the world. Become
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  • Spirit Contemporary. Join Leon Fontaine, world renowned
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  • conference speaker, senior pastor of Canada's fastest
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  • growing church, and CEO of Canada's only Christian TV
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  • station. Today, on THE SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE.
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  • -LEON FONTAINE: Because only the love of God,
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  • the presence of God will give you an ability to rise
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  • up and be what you know you are.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: In John 10:10, it says that Jesus came to give us
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  • life, and life more abundantly. So, why is there such a
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  • disconnect between this biblical promise, and how most Christians
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  • live today? Why have so many believers become spiritually
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  • weak, and ineffective at sharing Jesus' message of love? THE
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  • SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is the answer. It's being led by Holy
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  • Spirit, but in a contemporary way. It's being Jesus and
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  • demonstrating His love in ways people can understand and
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  • appreciate. Spirit Contemporary is unique for everyone. It never
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  • compromises the truth, and it never makes others feel
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  • uncomfortable. It's freeing yourself from religious
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  • constraints, and walking freely in God's amazing grace, for His
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  • purpose. THE SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is absolutely crucial if
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  • the global church and her people are going to change the world.
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  • - Later in the show, we'll tell you how you can reserve your
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  • copy of today's resource.
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  • - And now, from Calgary, Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: Everyday of your life you are either moving towards
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  • the person God's designed you to be or you're moving away from
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  • it. If you're moving away from it, then your inner self is
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  • becoming hemmed in and stuck and plateaued. But if you have
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  • learned from God's Word this incredible process of growing
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  • and being who you is, you literally more and more parts of
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  • you seem to become unlocked. You become freer. You become more
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  • alive. You start to feel good deep down on the inside of you.
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  • That's what God does in our lives. A lot of people think
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  • emotional health is hunting for your problems, finding them
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  • until you've been able to get rid of them all but it's not.
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  • It's a horrible, horrible pathway to depression. If you
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  • continue to examine yourself for all of your negative problems
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  • and why you're not worth loving and why you don't measure up.
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  • Fred Rogers who was a Christian and one of the most amazing
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  • children's teachers with his program. He had a saying. He
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  • said, "Life is deep and simple. What society gives us is shallow
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  • and complicated." This thing about serving Jesus is so
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  • crucial but so many believers they just stop at the
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  • introduction to Christ. And they don't understand the incredible
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  • teaching that there is in the Bible about everyday life.
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  • Without understanding how loved you are and where you get love
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  • from. You'll always live needy, insecure, and vulnerable. And if
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  • you get your love from the wrong source, the wrong place. It's a
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  • counterfeit love. This entire world is looking for something.
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  • They don't know what it is. But because you are made in the
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  • likeness and the image of God, only the love that God gives
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  • will meet the need to stabilize you and to make you feel good,
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  • really good. No one else's love will do that. Nothing else well
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  • will help do that for you and because the world does not know
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  • this and even many Christians do not know this.
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  • They look to other things to make them feel significant.
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  • Why do people love you?
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  • Why do the people who love you love you? Well, you have an
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  • answer for that. And if you say, "Well, I think it's because I'm
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  • such a nice person." When you're gonna work on your niceness and
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  • your niceness is going to be what you think does this. And if
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  • you think it's your looks, then when your looks start to fade
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  • after so many years. You're gonna be in crisis. You know,
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  • whatever reason you think that, what is it that makes you
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  • loveable? What is it that makes people want to love you? These
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  • are areas, these are questions that so many people mess up and
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  • they look to things. Here's where we find addictions and we
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  • begin to pursue pleasure because there's nothing else that seems
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  • to touch us. But there is a place in God as you begin to let
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  • Him value you and love you where it anchors you. It makes you so
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  • stable. It makes you have this sense of being whole and freer.
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  • Like I said everyday of your life in this relationship with
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  • Him does something to you that changes everything in your life.
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  • Where do you look to for your significance? You have the word
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  • love. It means to value. To value. So many people struggle
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  • with this. When you go into the Word of God, the Bible teaches
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  • us that God is love. And so if that His nature, then when you
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  • have a relationship with God, you should feel love. But most
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  • Christians feel judge, condemn. Most Christians feel, you know,
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  • all of these emotions because religion has taken over and
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  • religion sucks. Religion is awful. Religion is what causes
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  • wars and anger and control and judgment. And religion is simply
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  • man trying to figure out a way to control one another to be
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  • good. And anybody that controls you in anyway you eventually
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  • will despise. And so you and I have to understand that the
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  • human race was designed to be loved, to feel valued, to such a
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  • degree that there is nothing on the planet that will meet this
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  • deepest desire to be loved, to be valued, to feel significant,
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  • and to not have to earn that love. There's an incredible
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  • verse in the Bible. It's in Ephesians chapter 3. It's a
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  • prayer that the apostle Paul prayed for people. And I urge
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  • you after this message to write this down. It's Ephesians 3:16
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  • and on. And so many people don't know how to pray. In my younger
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  • years, I just found prayers that Paul taught after the cross.
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  • After Jesus died everything changed as to how to pray. And I
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  • would find prayers that Paul would pray, and then I would
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  • pray them over situations, over people. And this prayer in
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  • Ephesians 3:16 says, "May He grant you out of the rich
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  • treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with
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  • mighty power." What would that power be? "Mighty power in the
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  • inner man by the Holy Spirit Himself indwelling your
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  • innermost being and personality." All right. There
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  • is a power that can indwell a person that brings incredible,
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  • incredible strength. What would this power be? "May Christ
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  • through your faith actually dwell, settle down, abide, make
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  • His permanent home in your hearts." I want you to notice
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  • the word "hearts". "May you be rooted deep in love, founded
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  • securely on love. That you may have the power and be strong to
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  • apprehend and grasp with all the saints God's devoted people, the
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  • experience of that love what is the breadth, the length, the
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  • height, and the depth of it. That you may really come to know
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  • practically through experience for yourself the love of Christ,
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  • which far surpasses mere knowledge without an experience.
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  • That you may be filled through all your being unto all the
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  • fullness of God. That you may have the richest measure of the
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  • divine presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded
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  • with God Himself." This prayer is talking about love and we
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  • tend to look at love today like Harlequin romances or Hallmark
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  • movies. You know, love is just about a man and a woman that
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  • find each other. They have a few little hurts, a few little
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  • rundowns. That they worked it out and they live happily ever
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  • after and that's love. But that's not true. Love is so
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  • incredible. It's so powerful. It's far beyond just a sexual
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  • male-female attraction. It's far beyond. It's got to do with the
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  • very value that you have. And when you do not feel valued,
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  • when you do not feel special, significant, the way God
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  • designed you. You will begin to reach out. You will just feel
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  • out of sorts. You'll just feel like it's not quite you in life,
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  • your whole life. Even as a Christian begins to become to
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  • try to figure this out and your relationships get weird and
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  • awkward. You can't control your emotions. You can be up one day,
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  • down the next. Or the same on the same hour because this
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  • strength that roots you. You know, when you look at the tree
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  • that's a huge -, There's a huge Oak tree in my mom and dad's
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  • house in Selkirk, Manitoba. It's a huge thing and when the wind
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  • would blow. Can you imagine like if a sail can move a boat. Can
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  • you imagine when that entire Oak tree, huge, I don't know how
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  • many 50, 60 feet in the air. When it hits the leaves and the
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  • branches, the power that must be trying to push that tree over
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  • and it was right beside our house. But those roots were so
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  • deep, so far down nothing could push this tree over. When the
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  • Bible talks about being rooted, is what are your roots in. If
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  • your root is in your ability to impress people, oh, are you
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  • gonna fall over somewhere? If your roots that you feed and the
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  • power and the significance for your life are rooted in your
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  • looks or your ability or your talent or your skill or you just
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  • look to people to love you and like you. And that's where you,
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  • all of these things, if you're rooted in that are gonna fail
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  • you. And at some point, you're just gonna go down. Bam! Because
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  • only the love of God, the presence of God will give you an
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  • ability to rise up and be what you know you are. It's a rise up
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  • from the strength that secures you spiritually, secures you
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  • emotionally, secures you physically, secures you
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  • relationally, secures you your entire life. It's a powerful
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  • force that is hard to explain to people. It's God's love. And if
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  • you're not rooted and grounded in love. If you're not rooted
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  • and grounded and experiencing His love. Then even though you
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  • put on a good face, even though you're strong, you really don't
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  • have this incredible joy and this peace like the Bible wants
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  • you to have, like God wants you to have. Love is a gift. Love is
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  • never earned. It's something we gotta understand. You are not
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  • loved because, and then we list your good traits. You are loved
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  • as a gift, and until you learn to believe this because God's
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  • love. There's a couple of things about God's love that you have
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  • to understand. God's love is only experienced when it's
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  • believed. Actually, that's true of everybody's love. If your
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  • husband is absolutely in love with you but you don't believe
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  • it. Ah, you're just after my body. You're just after my
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  • money. Who knows what he wants but I don't believe he loves me.
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  • Even if he loves you and literally pushes, releases real
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  • love as a gift. He's just enraptured you. He just loves
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  • you. He has set his love on you. If you don't believe it, you
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  • will never experience it. Believing is crucial to
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  • experiencing. And so the Bible teaches us that where God loves
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  • us and where we feel His love is in our heart. Now, the heart is
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  • a much deeper place than our mind. It doesn't say where we
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  • will feel His love is in our mind. Which means then you could
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  • reason it in or reason it out. And so if someone was to tell
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  • you, "I love you." You'd have to have the ability to hear. Some
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  • people can't. They're deaf. And so you must have that one of
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  • those five senses operating for you to be able to hear a person
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  • who loves you say to you, "I love you." Now, you hear that.
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  • If someone's gonna write you a note and say, "I love you."
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  • You'd have to have the sense of sight. Some people are actually
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  • physically blind, and they can't see. If someone was to write you
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  • a note and say, "I love you." You'd have to have be able to
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  • see that, to sense that, and to see. If someone was to touch you
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  • in a loving way that is saying to you, I love you. You'd have
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  • to make sure that person isn't maybe a quadriplegic with no
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  • feelings because you'd have to have the ability to feel that
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  • touch. So when God says He loves you and then His love is
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  • directed at your heart. If you do not learn to experience and
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  • to build into your heart God's Word. You'll not know His love.
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  • You'll be a Christian to escape hell. You'll be a Christian to,
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  • you know, for whatever reason that you do and that's cool. But
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  • you were designed to be loved. You were created to be loved.
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  • Self-worth was bestowed upon you. It's not something that you
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  • ever have to earn because love originates in God. No other
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  • person can give you that quality, that kind of love
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  • except God. But when you do receive God's love and you've
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  • learned to sense it, to know what you believe in it. You've
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  • taken God's Word and then you have done the work. You see, the
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  • Bible says you must guard your heart, plant God's Word in your
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  • heart. Don't let your heart become slow. Don't let it become
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  • hard. Everything about your heart God doesn't do anything
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  • about. Your heart has been handed to you. It is the control
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  • center of your entire future. And if you do not learn through
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  • God's Word to guard your heart, control your heart. Don't let it
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  • slow down. Don't let it become hard. But according to Mark 4
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  • that His Word is incorruptible seed. And as you begin to learn
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  • God's Word, it begins to have an impact on this thing called
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  • heart. This is where you begin to sense His love. When you
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  • begin to do something for others. When you begin to help
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  • others, volunteering the church. When you begin to witness, give
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  • to the things of God, etcetera. That the reason you should do
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  • any of these activities is because you love Jesus. If you
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  • do it for accolades. If you do it to be recognized. If you do
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  • it because you need to be noticed. If you do it because
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  • for whatever reasons. It's gonna end and it's gonna end bad
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  • because that kind of purpose, that kind of reasoning will
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  • never last. But when you learn that Jesus loves you, then the
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  • works that you do with your life no longer are focused on, I'm
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  • gonna love you, but are you gonna love me back? I'm gonna
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  • give, but are you gonna recognize me? I'm gonna come and
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  • labor, but if no one notices me, I'm out of here. So you're
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  • actually doing this work to be recognized, to be noticed, to
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  • get a microphone, to be or whatever reason there is. I just
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  • need people to recognize me. I understand how intelligent I am.
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  • All of these issues are counterfeit. You're looking to
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  • be valued, loved, and all these other areas and they'll never
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  • work. Jesus said if you love people. No. He said, if you love
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  • Me, Jesus says, feed my sheep. You know, when people begin to
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  • do anything nice or good for the things they get back from it,
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  • then you'll feel good when you are really, people are
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  • responding to you or life is responding to you. But when it
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  • stops, you are in crisis because the significance, the love that
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  • you need and we all need, you have rooted it in the reactions
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  • of people. Now, what if they don't give you the needed
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  • reactions. Oh, how empty you feel. Oh, how, you know, unloved
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  • you feel. And you begin to judge people around you because there
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  • are people who have judged others around them because they
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  • don't see love. But they've never been rooted in God's love.
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  • One of the most important things to remember about God's love is
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  • this, you will not be able be able to know God's love unless
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  • you see His love in the Word. Otherwise, God loves you just
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  • because He's blessed you. And if somehow the blessings get
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  • attacked on this planet where pain and heartache are, you'll
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  • stop loving. You'll think He's not loving you because you feel
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  • love because He blesses you financially, because He gives
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  • you lots of friends, because you're very healthy and doing
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  • well. And if, and of course God does love you that way. But when
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  • you root your love for Him in the fact that He loves you. One
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  • of the cool verses in the Bible, it says in 1 John 4:19, "We love
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  • him, because He first loved us." So don't focus on how much you
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  • love Him. Focus on how much He loves you. And the more you
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  • focus on that, the more your heart gets bigger and bigger.
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  • And then how do we know that Jesus loved you? Because He came
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  • as a human being and He died on the cross for your sins. And
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  • when you learn and understand the death, the burial, and the
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  • resurrection of Jesus, you begin to realize how valuable you are.
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  • How in love God is with you. And this love is not because you got
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  • a perfectly clean life. This love is not because you did
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  • better than everybody else. In fact, the people who got their
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  • lives better than anybody else, He doesn't even love them more.
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  • Don't allow the counterfeit. Don't let, if you were raised in
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  • a love that you just have after all you've got to be good enough
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  • for people to love you. You don't know why people love you.
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  • You have to make a decision. That I'm gonna go to God's Word
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  • and I'm gonna believe how much God loves me. You might say,
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  • "Well, if He loves me so much, why did He allow this, this, and
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  • this?" That's not the question. Mankind made decisions about
  • 00:20:25.140 --> 00:20:29.260
  • rejecting God and we are all born unto this mess up planet
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  • where Satan is the god of this world, 2 Corinthians 4:4. And we
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  • must make a choice to receive the pardon that Jesus won for
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  • us. And when we reach out and say, "Jesus, I receive you as my
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  • Savior and Lord." And you receive this pardon because
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  • there's nobody in this room including me that lives a
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  • perfect life that doesn't need a pardon. When you receive that,
  • 00:20:55.090 --> 00:21:01.100
  • then and only then will you be able to sense His love. His love
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  • is not attached to your performance. Now, how everybody
  • 00:21:05.290 --> 00:21:09.090
  • else treats you is attached to your performance. If you're
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  • gonna be a thief, I'm not hiring you. If you're abusive, I'm not
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  • put you in volunteer or in staff. If you're a liar, I don't
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  • want you teaching our kids in Sunday school. Now, God still
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  • loves you. Thank God. That vertical relationship, He's
  • 00:21:26.220 --> 00:21:29.190
  • still in love with you. But all your horizontal relationships,
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  • dude, you're in trouble. So no wonder He gives us all these
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  • incredible things to say act this way, treat people this way.
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  • Here's how you handle money. Here's how you handle people.
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  • Here's how you handle anger. All of these things aren't there for
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  • you to obey so that if you don't, God doesn't love you or
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  • He's not pleased with you. And so you've gotta understand this.
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  • God's approval of you. God's love that comes toward you is
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  • there before any of your bad actions or good actions. Did you
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  • know, I've got to shut down. But you know when Jesus came on to
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  • the scene at 30 years of age, and John the Baptist saw Him and
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  • said, "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the
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  • world." And Jesus walks down into the water and he baptizes
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  • Him. God says, "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well
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  • pleased." Jesus hadn't even started His ministry yet. He
  • 00:22:30.280 --> 00:22:36.160
  • hadn't done a thing. He hadn't done a miracle, hadn't died,
  • 00:22:36.170 --> 00:22:38.260
  • hadn't taught the Word anywhere. He just grew up with His family.
  • 00:22:38.270 --> 00:22:43.060
  • He was probably working with Joseph until Joseph died.
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  • Providing for His mom, studying. He had not done anything yet in
  • 00:22:45.240 --> 00:22:49.170
  • ministry and God says this is my beloved. I am in love with my
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  • Son and I am well pleased with Him. And this is before He did
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  • anything. I don't know what religion has done to you. I
  • 00:22:58.110 --> 00:23:02.060
  • don't know what you've been taught or how you've been
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  • raised. What kind of a home you've been raised in or how
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  • much abused you've had to endure or how many lies have been
  • 00:23:07.030 --> 00:23:10.080
  • formed around you and how many misbeliefs you have about God's
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  • love. One of the most crucial things for you as a believer.
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  • When you give your life to Christ, is to begin to get into
  • 00:23:16.220 --> 00:23:20.260
  • His Word to learn how much He loves you. And until you see
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  • that, and until you let that begin to sink into your heart
  • 00:23:26.240 --> 00:23:32.000
  • and you begin to sense this value, this love that nobody
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  • else could give you. This is when you stabilize. This is when
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  • power comes into you emotionally, into your will,
  • 00:23:42.050 --> 00:23:46.140
  • into every part of you. You begin to sense this strength
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  • that nothing else can give you. You have an ability to love
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  • people now at a level they've never been able to receive
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  • before because God's love, you're receiving it
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  • and you're able to give it.
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  • -LEON: You know, grace is a hot topic. So many people have
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  • different beliefs on it, and we need to understand grace. I want
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  • to pray for you, and I want you to be aware of something. Did
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  • you know that grace is God's undeserved favor and that you
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  • need to believe that because of Jesus dying on the cross, that
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  • this undeserved favor is flowing into your life. You know the way
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  • faith and grace work is that faith must believe in the grace,
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  • the undeserved favor. Do you know what I say every day? I
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  • just declare every day that the grace of God, His undeserved
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  • favor is flowing in my life, coming at me from every
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  • direction. In fact, anytime something good happens to me. I
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  • always say something like, "Ah, that's God's undeserved favor in
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  • my life." The favor of God and I always give it the credit.
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  • Father, I pray right now. That they'd understand Your Word.
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  • That Your undeserved favor, Your grace is all around them. I pray
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  • they begin to believe it, begin to confess it out loud. And that
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  • Father, they'd begin to see Your grace, Your favor in their lives
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  • everywhere they go. I pray in your wonderful name, amen.
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