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Thriving in our Choices Part 3

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November 17, 2020
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  • But the thingabout hatred is
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  • it does not just becomea killer in the relationship
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  • with the personthat is its target.
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  • It becomes a murdererto its host.
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  • Jesus compared hatred to murder,and there's a reason for that.
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  • Hatred killsall sorts of things.
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  • Hatred cannot doanything but kill.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Would you turn with me, please,to Luke, chapter 10?
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  • Oh, we're gonna have fun today.
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  • We are gonna havesome fun today.
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  • See, I think Bible studyis a blast.
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  • We have to get involvedwith it
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  • and get in there with it,
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  • not separatethe Word of God
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  • from the mouth of God,does anybody hear
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  • what I'm saying to themthis morning?
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  • And when we're havingour study time at home,
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  • when we're readingour Scriptures,
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  • perhaps in the morning,that we're engaging with him,
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  • and we're--we speak to him,we're dialoguing with him,
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  • that he's speaking to usthrough his Word
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  • and we are speaking back.
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  • Luke, chapter 10--I want to read
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  • what, to any of youreally familiar with the Gospels
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  • and familiar with some of these
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  • really, reallywell-known stories,
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  • you will already start smiling
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  • by the time I get throughthe first verse.
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  • It is verse 38of Luke, chapter 10,
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  • that says, "Now as theywent on their way,
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  • "Jesus entered a village.
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  • "And a woman named Marthawelcomed him into her house.
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  • And she had a sistercalled Mary."
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  • Now, this drives me crazy.
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  • I got no answer for you.
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  • I got all sorts of questions
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  • I don't have any answers forwhatsoever.
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  • But one of the thingsthat drives me crazy--
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  • and you can checkany of your major translations--
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  • that she is "named" Martha
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  • and the other womanis "called" Mary.
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  • Why?Why?
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  • Why was she--why wasn't she named Mary?
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  • One was named Marthaand the other was called Mary.
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  • Well, there can be--
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  • there's several meaningsto the name Mary,
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  • but one of those wordscan mean bitter,
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  • it's like the waters of Marahin the Old Testament,
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  • and you just have to wonder,why?
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  • Why was she called Mary?
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  • "And she sat at the Lord's feetand listened to his teaching."
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  • He was--I need somebodyto go with me here.
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  • He was Bible teaching.
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  • I want you to understandwhat is happening here
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  • because you are watchingsomething revolutionary,
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  • and sometimes we can missthe forest for the trees.
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  • And I want you to understandwith me that Mary was
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  • in there at Jesus's feet,listening to him teach.
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  • Women in theology class,right here in Luke chapter 10.
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  • I want you to understandthat we are here today--
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  • let me just, like, publicly,unabashedly, unashamedly--
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  • in the studiesof the Scriptures,
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  • because Mary was invitedinto Bible class.
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  • There's no telling howall the men looked up at her
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  • and thought,"What are you doing here?
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  • "Surely, sheis serving coffee.
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  • I'll have onewith cream and sugar."
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  • Only she's going, like,
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  • "You're gonna have to getMartha.
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  • I'm coming in to study."
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  • [audience laughing]
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  • I love our brothers so much,I love our sisters so much,
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  • and I love the factthat the Word of God
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  • invites us allto the feet of Jesus.
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  • And it says, "But Martha,"verse 40,
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  • "was distractedwith much serving.
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  • "And she went up to himand said,
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  • "'Lord, do you not care
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  • that my sister has left meto serve alone?'"
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  • [audience laughing]
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  • (Beth Moore)I love this part:"'Tell her then to help me.'
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  • "But the Lord answered her,'Martha, Martha,
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  • "'you are anxious and troubledabout many things,
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  • but one thing is necessary.'"
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  • Doesn't mean a whole lotof things aren't important.
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  • One of the most important partsof the segment
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  • is that we understandthat there is
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  • lots and lots to be done.
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  • But he says but one thingis absolutely necessary.
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  • "Mary has chosenthe good portion,
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  • which will not be taken awayfrom her."
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  • The NET says it this way:"Mary has chosen the best part."
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  • You and I have gathered hereto talk about choices,
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  • about becoming choosyin a land of a million choices.
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  • We're compilingeight tools, eight tools
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  • so that we can be set up
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  • in a way to makechoice kinds of decisions.
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  • And we're seeing it right here,just in the day-to-day.
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  • I want you to notice a coupleof different things with me
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  • because we're lookingat the passage
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  • and thinking to ourselves,you know, we're always hoping
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  • a Martha's somewhereat our gathering.
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  • I mean, like, who's gonna dothe dessert tray?
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  • I mean, one of the first thingsI'm thinking about
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  • when we're goingto somebody's house
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  • for some kind of gathering--what are we gonna eat?
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  • That's what I'm wondering about.
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  • And so, did the housenot have to be prepared
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  • with all the--she was distracted,
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  • the Word of God says,with all the preparations.
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  • Well, here's the deal.
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  • She just didn't keepthe "pre" in the preparation,
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  • anybody got it with me?
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  • Because after hewas still going,
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  • he's in there teaching,
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  • she's in there fiddlingwith the napkin rings.
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  • And you might say,and I get this, totally,
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  • I mean, well, like,well, somebody had to cook.
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  • Well, really,all somebody had to do
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  • was, like, bring a snack.
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  • Maybe a--just a coupleof loaves and fishes.
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  • Because, I mean, all you haveto do is look at Jesus and go,
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  • could you feed us here?
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  • Starving, starving.
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  • [audience laughing]
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  • So, I mean, it's not like therewasn't anything to do about it.
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  • He could do it, he could do it.
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  • But I want you to notice,because this is so us.
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  • I don't know if anybody elsefeels this way,
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  • but there are a coupleof different words going here.
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  • Notice it saysshe was distracted,
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  • she was distracted.
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  • It's from the Greek lexical termperispao, perispao,
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  • and that "peri," P-E-R-I,means around, around.
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  • It can be, like,just starting out this way
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  • and it literally--and that "spao" mean
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  • to just shoot outdifferent directions.
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  • So she's just runningin circles, she's here,
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  • she's there, she's here,she's there.
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  • I mean, just likethe pitter-patter
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  • of her little feet,
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  • constantly, constantly,and she's just distracted.
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  • And it says, "You areanxious and troubled--"
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  • anxious,it's an interesting word.
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  • It comesfrom a Greek lexical term,
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  • merimnao, merimnao,and it means anxious care.
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  • There are other Greek wordsthat mean care and concern.
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  • We are called to careand concern ourselves
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  • with one another and with thingsthat need to be done,
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  • care for our households,
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  • care for the workthat we've been given to do,
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  • care for our loved ones.
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  • We're told all of that.
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  • This is a different word here.
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  • This is not just care,
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  • it's care with a side orderof anxiety.
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  • It's anxious care,
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  • and it says anxious careand troubled.
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  • That word--I thought this wasso interesting
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  • because that anxious care
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  • and the sense of the wordin my Bible software,
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  • my Logos program,it says this,
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  • and I'm quoting,"to think moodily."
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  • It's care with--in a bad mood,is anybody getting that with me?
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  • Like, it's not just care,it's that I care
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  • and I'm in a really bad moodabout it.
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  • I mean, it's just like,you know, because you were--
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  • the last time you were--"I'm trying to take of you!"
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  • You know what I'm talking about?Like--
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  • [audience laughing]
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  • So, I mean, this is us.
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  • We get this, we get this.
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  • Do you--I truly believe,
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  • I truly believeit could be said
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  • that at the end of it all,
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  • especially in the dayin which we live,
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  • it is highly likely
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  • with all the thingswe've got pulling at us,
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  • that more of us will not fulfillour callings to the ministries--
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  • and all of us have been assignedone, all of us.
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  • You don't have to thinkin vocational terms,
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  • just, God's given us alla calling, purpose to live out.
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  • And it is very possiblethat more of us
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  • will miss that over distractionsthan depravity.
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  • We're distracted,doing a thousand things at once,
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  • and we're in a bad moodabout it.
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  • It's not just that we'redistracted,
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  • it's that it's giving us anxietyand it's making us moody.
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  • I wanna say that again.
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  • Our--all our distractionsare making us anxious
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  • and moody, troubled, troubled.
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  • You know the kind, just upset.
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  • That was a synonymfor the Greek word,
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  • just upset, just upset.
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  • I can tell you who didn't havea good time that day.
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  • There is no conceivable world
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  • in which they could have thankedMartha enough.
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  • I need somebody to hear it.
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  • When we think,"Not one person thanked me!
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  • Not one!"
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  • You know what I'm talking about?
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  • Not one--but listen,I can tell you,
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  • I am not a great cook.
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  • But I cook a few things...
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  • And so when I knowI have killed it--
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  • this is why I don't get
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  • to really kill itin the kitchen,
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  • is because I cannot keepfrom being prideful about it.
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  • When I know, when I know Ikilled the Thanksgiving dinner,
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  • I might as well have wrungthe turkey's neck myself
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  • and plucked the thing.
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  • And I mean, I just,
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  • my dressing was perfect,the whole thing.
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  • I look--I set my fork down,I set it down kinda heavily,
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  • set my fork down,and I looked at my family,
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  • and I said, "Nobodyneeds to tell me it's good,
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  • I already know it."
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  • [audience laughing]
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  • Anybody knowwhat I'm talking about?
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  • I mean, just,full-on Martha, full-on.
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  • I mean, you cannot thank usenough
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  • when we're in a bad moodabout it,
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  • cannot thank us enough.
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  • So Mary had chosenwhat was best,
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  • and it could not be takenfrom her.
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  • All right, we've already madetwo points together.
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  • I wanna hear our motto,because it's gonna become
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  • very important to us.
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  • What's our eight-word motto?I need to hear it, okay?
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  • (audience)Therefore choose life,
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  • for He is your life.
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  • (Beth)Isn't thatthe most beautiful thing?
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  • If you needlepoint,you need to needlepoint that.
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  • If you print--that needs to go up.
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  • That's the most beautiful thing.
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  • Therefore choose life,for he is your life.
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  • There's this gorgeous portionin Colossians that says,
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  • "When he who is your lifeshall appear in glory,
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  • you shall also appear with him."
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  • It's so powerfulbecause in both Testaments,
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  • it's saying the same thing.
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  • When Jesus said to them,"I am the way,
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  • I am the truth,I am the life,"
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  • life is in me,
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  • therefore choose life,
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  • because I am your life.
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  • So our first two--let me hear your first one,
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  • number one: quashfalse voices about choices.
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  • Number two.
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  • (audience)Recognize every choose-fuse.
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  • (Beth)You and Iare going to learn how,
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  • in the momentthat a choose-fuse goes off,
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  • where we can give ita name, okay.
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  • Like, oho, I remember this one,there it goes.
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  • And we've got this windowof opportunity
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  • that you can callwhat you want,
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  • I call it pre-idiocy,
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  • that I've got this moment that Ican make a different decision.
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  • And I'mma tell you something,at first it's
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  • really, really hardbecause all this time
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  • we've been thinking,well, no, it's not just hard,
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  • it's impossible.
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  • Like there was just this surgeof that detonator going off,
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  • and we just--one reason why I say
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  • in that intense sexual passionthat we were talking about,
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  • you know, this is one reason why
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  • the New Testamenttells us to flee,
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  • that there comes a timewhen you run from something.
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  • You don't just like...
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  • When, I mean,
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  • when you're, like,just detonating inside,
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  • you run for your life.
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  • Hi, I'm Selena,and this is Natalie.
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  • We know this has beenone of the most difficult years
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  • for us collectively.
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  • But we want you to knowthat God has not once been
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  • far from you in all of this.
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  • (Natalie)We've put togethera personal box set
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  • that will include a Bible,a daily devotional,
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  • a digital downloadof Beth's full teaching,
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  • a journal, and a pen.
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  • In the teaching includedwith your quiet time box,
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  • Beth shares an exampleof how she does
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  • her daily personal timewith the Lord.
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  • It's not necessarilysomething we need to copy.
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  • Your individual relationshipwith Jesus
  • 00:13:54.058 --> 00:13:56.494
  • gets to be its own thing.
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  • Perhaps you knowa new believer
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  • or just someone lookingto get more committed
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  • to the Word this year.
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  • This would be the perfect giftto help inspire them
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  • to find joyin the Scriptures daily.
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  • (Natalie)These tools, as Beth says,
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  • allows the Wordto speak over you
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  • before the world does.
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  • We look forwardto seeing you next week.
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  • (Beth)I gotta tell you,
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  • we have all been through a lotin the last years,
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  • and I have never in my life,I say to you,
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  • I have never had more confidence
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  • in the pure gospelof our Lord Jesus Christ.
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  • ♪ O my soul ♪
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  • ♪ Lift up the nameof the one who saves ♪
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  • ♪ He reigns forever ♪
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  • ♪ O my soul ♪
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  • ♪ Lift up your praise ♪
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  • ♪ I will riseand bless the Lord ♪
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  • ♪ O my soul ♪
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  • ♪ O my soul ♪
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  • ♪ O my soul ♪
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  • ♪ O my soul ♪
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  • Let me tell you something.
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  • He's come to speak in powerto us this weekend,
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  • because his Wordis fresh and alive.
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  • That's the miracleof the Scriptures.
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  • (announcer)Come join us in a city near you.
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  • When, I mean,
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  • when you're, like,just detonating inside,
  • 00:15:31.222 --> 00:15:34.625
  • you run for your life.
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  • That's what you do,you run for your life.
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  • So that's one and two,let's get to three.
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  • Number three is this:
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  • let a few BIG Choicesmake a thousand smaller ones.
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  • I love this point.
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  • Behold, the artof simplification.
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  • I still love to makelots of choices,
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  • but I also love itwhen a few big choices
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  • already have automatically madea lot of smaller choices for me.
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  • That's just a relief.
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  • I don't have to go backthrough that,
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  • I just keep looking backat this one because,
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  • you know, well, that one--I made that choice,
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  • so it keeps making these for mein the daily
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  • because I made this oneover the life.
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  • Is that making any senseto anybody here?
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  • When a few big choices
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  • make innumerable small ones,I love that.
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  • Now, I'm gonna throw outa few examples,
  • 00:16:23.775 --> 00:16:25.410
  • but I need you to knowahead of time,
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  • I am a work in progress here.
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  • Sometimes I do thisbetter than others.
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  • I just, I mostly--this is what I pursue,
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  • even in the onesI'm gonna use
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  • for a personal example.
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  • But I just want youto see them with me,
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  • ways we can make
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  • some really bigoverarching decisions
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  • that already, like--
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  • I don't have to think about thatagain.
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  • Today, I can just--
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  • I'm choosingwhat I already chose.
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  • So think through it a minute.
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  • For instance, I want youto jot down 1 Corinthians 6:12
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  • because it is so important.
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  • It's so important in a culture,and this would have been true,
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  • I mean, this would've been trueamong the Romans,
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  • in the time of Christ,
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  • this has just been truesince there has been
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  • any population of humanityon the earth,
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  • but so much so nowin the world in which we live,
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  • that the word moderation
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  • has all but dropped outof our dictionary.
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  • We don't even knowwhat it means.
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  • We wouldn't even knowhow to spell it
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  • because it's just--we just don't have it.
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  • And I want you to see1 Corinthians 6:12.
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  • I wanna read it to you out ofthe Revised Standard Version
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  • because I lovethe way it's worded.
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  • It says this: "All thingsare lawful for me,
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  • "but not all things are helpful.
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  • "All things are lawful for me,
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  • but I will not be enslavedby anything."
  • 00:17:38.216 --> 00:17:41.552
  • In other words, there area lot of things that are
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  • just, like, I mean, we're just,like, we're free in the Spirit.
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  • We don't have the law over uswith every tedious detail
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  • like they didunder the old covenant.
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  • So we live by the law of loveand by the law of the Spirit,
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  • and certainlythere are commands.
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  • We have commandsin the New Testament.
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  • But we are notunder the yoke of the law,
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  • and so, he says, okay,this is Paul talking.
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  • So all things are lawful,but not all things are helpful.
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  • I don't wanna be masteredby anything,
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  • I will not be enslavedto anything.
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  • So let me just throw outthis example,
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  • because I come from a family
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  • where alcoholismis absolutely rampant.
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  • And I can tell youthat it is not bondage
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  • for the family memberI have right now
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  • that is livingsoberly and sanely
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  • after a very, very--very, veryinsane kind of journey.
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  • And some of you knowwhat I'm talking about,
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  • and you've had that--it's in your family as well,
  • 00:18:40.912 --> 00:18:43.548
  • so, you can just picturewith me where all this can go,
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  • into every possible extremeyou can imagine.
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  • But I can tell you that,
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  • to this particular loved oneof mine,
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  • it is not bondageto say no to a drink,
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  • it is her freedom,
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  • because when she picks that up,she's back in.
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  • She says it's not the second sipI'm back in with,
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  • it's the first sip.
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  • She said it may be
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  • that it's not unlawful for mein the Scriptures,
  • 00:19:08.439 --> 00:19:12.543
  • it's not sinful--
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  • what may not be sinfulfor someone else
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  • is bondage to me.
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  • So you got to know,you got to know
  • 00:19:18.449 --> 00:19:21.352
  • your own heart and mindbefore the Lord
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  • and know that,you know what?
  • 00:19:23.120 --> 00:19:24.622
  • I might be free to do that.
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  • You might be free to do that,and you might do just fine.
  • 00:19:25.990 --> 00:19:29.093
  • But I can tell you right now,I walk into that trap
  • 00:19:29.126 --> 00:19:31.696
  • and I am back into an addiction like that,
  • 00:19:31.729 --> 00:19:37.435
  • that I'm backinto that slavery.
  • 00:19:37.468 --> 00:19:39.737
  • Because if you've chosensobriety and sanity,
  • 00:19:39.770 --> 00:19:43.541
  • then you've madeyour daily choice,
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  • and you just keep choosingit again,
  • 00:19:45.843 --> 00:19:47.612
  • because this is what--
  • 00:19:47.645 --> 00:19:48.946
  • I don't haveto think it through,
  • 00:19:48.980 --> 00:19:50.514
  • I have chosen this to bethe rule over my life
  • 00:19:50.548 --> 00:19:56.387
  • so that I can be free,so I choose it again daily.
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  • All right, marriage,obvious one.
  • 00:19:59.523 --> 00:20:01.125
  • That means that your spouse,
  • 00:20:01.158 --> 00:20:04.562
  • that the fact that you madethis overriding, big choice,
  • 00:20:04.595 --> 00:20:08.566
  • and I made this overridingbig choice to marry,
  • 00:20:08.599 --> 00:20:12.436
  • that that means I'm not havingsex with others regardless,
  • 00:20:12.470 --> 00:20:16.774
  • regardless of the opportunitiesand temptations.
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  • Anybody going with me there?
  • 00:20:20.077 --> 00:20:21.746
  • That choicehas already been made.
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  • I wanna tell you something
  • 00:20:24.282 --> 00:20:27.051
  • that I think you'll be ableto relate to.
  • 00:20:27.084 --> 00:20:28.886
  • I thought, how much of thiscan I really say with--
  • 00:20:28.919 --> 00:20:31.389
  • and not get too personal?
  • 00:20:31.422 --> 00:20:32.890
  • But I think that many of usthat are married
  • 00:20:32.923 --> 00:20:36.394
  • or have been married
  • 00:20:36.427 --> 00:20:37.862
  • can understand thisand go here on this.
  • 00:20:37.895 --> 00:20:40.564
  • But I, you know, I think--I had this idea,
  • 00:20:40.598 --> 00:20:42.633
  • and I don't know why,
  • 00:20:42.667 --> 00:20:44.035
  • I don't know wherethis came from.
  • 00:20:44.068 --> 00:20:45.436
  • I think I just had this ideathat, I mean, to my husband,
  • 00:20:45.469 --> 00:20:51.509
  • there would never, ever beanother woman on earth.
  • 00:20:51.542 --> 00:20:55.446
  • He wouldn't even notice them.
  • 00:20:55.479 --> 00:20:58.783
  • Because you just think,this is how I want it to be.
  • 00:20:58.816 --> 00:21:01.819
  • It's the way I need it to be.
  • 00:21:01.852 --> 00:21:03.587
  • I told you I dealtwith insecurity,
  • 00:21:03.621 --> 00:21:05.022
  • so you can imagine,
  • 00:21:05.056 --> 00:21:06.357
  • just, like, there's alwayssomebody cuter,
  • 00:21:06.390 --> 00:21:09.293
  • always some--you know,it's always gonna be that way,
  • 00:21:09.327 --> 00:21:11.128
  • always gonna be that way.
  • 00:21:11.162 --> 00:21:12.463
  • And I'm--my husbandhas been faithful to me,
  • 00:21:12.496 --> 00:21:15.466
  • but I--we went througha time of,
  • 00:21:15.499 --> 00:21:18.269
  • well, one of a number of times,
  • 00:21:18.302 --> 00:21:20.838
  • of just strugglewith this or that.
  • 00:21:20.871 --> 00:21:22.873
  • And I can--I felt threatenedin a particular situation.
  • 00:21:22.907 --> 00:21:27.611
  • And I think, you know,sometimes we wives ask more
  • 00:21:27.645 --> 00:21:30.715
  • than we can handlethe answers to.
  • 00:21:30.748 --> 00:21:34.485
  • Can I just say that?
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  • Let's--shall we not go eating
  • 00:21:35.853 --> 00:21:39.323
  • from the tree of the knowledgeof good and evil?
  • 00:21:39.357 --> 00:21:42.893
  • We don't really have to askour loved one
  • 00:21:42.927 --> 00:21:46.764
  • if a thought ever goes throughtheir mind about anyone.
  • 00:21:46.797 --> 00:21:50.134
  • Can I just say, don't go there?
  • 00:21:50.167 --> 00:21:52.803
  • Don't go there,just don't even go there.
  • 00:21:52.837 --> 00:21:54.538
  • I'm not sayingI went there or not,
  • 00:21:54.572 --> 00:21:56.273
  • I'm just saying that,you know--
  • 00:21:56.307 --> 00:21:59.577
  • I just was having this struggle.
  • 00:21:59.610 --> 00:22:01.345
  • And I'll never forgetwhat he said to me.
  • 00:22:01.379 --> 00:22:04.081
  • It didn't satisfy everything,
  • 00:22:04.115 --> 00:22:05.416
  • but I've thought about ita million times.
  • 00:22:05.449 --> 00:22:07.385
  • He said, "Elizabeth,I choose you every day."
  • 00:22:07.418 --> 00:22:11.455
  • It's like, but do you want to?
  • 00:22:14.825 --> 00:22:18.396
  • [audience laughing]
  • 00:22:18.429 --> 00:22:23.401
  • [audience laughing]
  • 00:22:23.434 --> 00:22:26.804
  • You know, I never get enough,never, it's never enough.
  • 00:22:26.837 --> 00:22:30.674
  • But, I mean, think about that.
  • 00:22:30.708 --> 00:22:33.644
  • I mean, that's pretty good.
  • 00:22:33.677 --> 00:22:35.312
  • I mean, what are weexpecting out of somebody?
  • 00:22:35.346 --> 00:22:39.483
  • What we're really gettingis mostly good decisions.
  • 00:22:39.517 --> 00:22:45.890
  • But, yeah, yeah,I think that works.
  • 00:22:45.923 --> 00:22:50.861
  • But one of the thingsthat I do is,
  • 00:22:50.895 --> 00:22:53.264
  • I don't think whether or notI'm gonna work out
  • 00:22:53.297 --> 00:22:55.533
  • in the morning.
  • 00:22:55.566 --> 00:22:57.435
  • I don't--I can't--if I do that,I won't do it half the time.
  • 00:22:57.468 --> 00:23:00.638
  • I probably won't ever do it.
  • 00:23:00.671 --> 00:23:02.006
  • I made a decision years ago
  • 00:23:02.039 --> 00:23:03.574
  • that if I was gonna really stayenergetic and healthy,
  • 00:23:03.607 --> 00:23:06.277
  • I was really gonna have to tryto keep up
  • 00:23:06.310 --> 00:23:09.480
  • some level of fitness.
  • 00:23:09.513 --> 00:23:11.882
  • And so I made the decisionyears and years and years ago,
  • 00:23:11.916 --> 00:23:14.218
  • I mean, in my early 20s,and when I roll out of bed,
  • 00:23:14.251 --> 00:23:17.388
  • I already know I'm going to,I have my quiet time first
  • 00:23:17.421 --> 00:23:19.557
  • and then I knowI'm going to work out.
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  • I never even--I have to beabsolutely sick not to do it.
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  • And I don't think,"Shall I do it today?"
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  • Because if I do that,
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  • you know what I'm gonna sayto my "shall" self?
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  • I shall not.
  • 00:23:32.169 --> 00:23:34.271
  • So, you know, I already madethat decision.
  • 00:23:34.305 --> 00:23:36.707
  • I talked to a woman hererecently, said, "Miss Beth,
  • 00:23:36.740 --> 00:23:39.944
  • "do you rememberwhen I had that talk with you
  • 00:23:39.977 --> 00:23:42.847
  • "about whether or not Ishould stay with my job
  • 00:23:42.880 --> 00:23:45.749
  • that every single day,I couldn't--"
  • 00:23:45.783 --> 00:23:47.451
  • it was a ministry job.
  • 00:23:47.485 --> 00:23:48.786
  • "Every single day,I couldn't decide
  • 00:23:48.819 --> 00:23:50.621
  • "whether to staywith that job or not.
  • 00:23:50.654 --> 00:23:52.256
  • "Am I supposed to be hereor not?
  • 00:23:52.289 --> 00:23:53.624
  • "Am I supposed to be hereor not?
  • 00:23:53.724 --> 00:23:54.992
  • Am I supposed to be here?"
  • 00:23:55.025 --> 00:23:56.327
  • And she said, "Do you rememberwhen you prayed over me
  • 00:23:56.360 --> 00:23:57.995
  • "and then you said, my name,and you said, 'Why don't you,
  • 00:23:58.028 --> 00:24:00.698
  • "'until God moves you,just, like, do this job?
  • 00:24:00.731 --> 00:24:04.201
  • "'Just do it.
  • 00:24:04.235 --> 00:24:05.536
  • Put everything you've gotinto it.'"
  • 00:24:05.569 --> 00:24:06.871
  • She said, "It changed my life."
  • 00:24:06.904 --> 00:24:08.806
  • Because she said,"I just decided," she said,
  • 00:24:08.839 --> 00:24:10.908
  • "Well, I'm not gonna worryabout it.
  • 00:24:10.941 --> 00:24:12.243
  • "If he wants to move me,he can move me.
  • 00:24:12.276 --> 00:24:14.311
  • "And until then,
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  • I'm just gonna make a choiceto do this job."
  • 00:24:15.679 --> 00:24:17.314
  • Anybody got that with me?
  • 00:24:17.348 --> 00:24:18.682
  • Maybe that will speakto somebody.
  • 00:24:18.716 --> 00:24:20.518
  • Okay, let me throw out,I think, just one more.
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  • If you're going to undertakea project,
  • 00:24:26.090 --> 00:24:28.626
  • when you say or when I sayyes to a big project,
  • 00:24:28.659 --> 00:24:32.897
  • what we're sayingwhen we say that big yes--
  • 00:24:32.930 --> 00:24:35.666
  • we are saying noto tons of other things.
  • 00:24:35.699 --> 00:24:39.603
  • And we have to stick with itbecause any project,
  • 00:24:39.637 --> 00:24:42.740
  • you know, in the day we live,you've got a work project.
  • 00:24:42.773 --> 00:24:44.909
  • If you're a writer and you thinkyou're ever going to finish that
  • 00:24:44.942 --> 00:24:48.579
  • book while you are doingten thousand other things,
  • 00:24:48.612 --> 00:24:51.615
  • you can forget it.
  • 00:24:51.649 --> 00:24:53.717
  • It will not happen.
  • 00:24:53.751 --> 00:24:55.986
  • It is gonna be the tyranny,the urgent--
  • 00:24:56.020 --> 00:24:57.855
  • there will always be
  • 00:24:57.888 --> 00:24:59.189
  • a million other thingsfor you to do.
  • 00:24:59.223 --> 00:25:00.824
  • And, my word, there's Facebook.
  • 00:25:00.858 --> 00:25:04.161
  • I mean, we haven't even--we haven't updated--
  • 00:25:04.194 --> 00:25:07.865
  • and, you know,we'll get all ready
  • 00:25:07.898 --> 00:25:10.200
  • to work on our project,and then you know what we'll do?
  • 00:25:10.234 --> 00:25:13.270
  • We will take a picture of itfor Instagram.
  • 00:25:13.304 --> 00:25:17.408
  • Instead of actually doingthe work,
  • 00:25:17.441 --> 00:25:19.476
  • let's take a pictureof our desk for Instagram!
  • 00:25:19.510 --> 00:25:24.848
  • And then, let's seehow many people liked it!
  • 00:25:24.882 --> 00:25:28.886
  • It's insane, it's insane.
  • 00:25:28.919 --> 00:25:32.423
  • You know what your quicksand is.
  • 00:25:32.456 --> 00:25:34.458
  • We've all got some.
  • 00:25:34.491 --> 00:25:36.093
  • You've got yours, I've got mine,that on my path,
  • 00:25:36.126 --> 00:25:38.696
  • if I'm ever gonna getsunk down--
  • 00:25:38.729 --> 00:25:40.698
  • you know what yours is,I know what mine is.
  • 00:25:40.731 --> 00:25:43.167
  • And for me, it is Twitter.
  • 00:25:43.200 --> 00:25:45.636
  • I'm not--I dosome of the other stuff,
  • 00:25:45.669 --> 00:25:47.738
  • but I'm not as into itbecause I like words,
  • 00:25:47.771 --> 00:25:51.375
  • and I like ideas,and I like discussions,
  • 00:25:51.408 --> 00:25:55.579
  • and occasional debate.
  • 00:25:55.613 --> 00:25:56.914
  • I was just, like,you know, I like--
  • 00:25:56.947 --> 00:25:59.450
  • that's my thing,that's kinda--
  • 00:25:59.483 --> 00:26:02.586
  • I'm just a word person.
  • 00:26:02.620 --> 00:26:04.154
  • Other people, you know,it's gonna be pictures;
  • 00:26:04.188 --> 00:26:05.589
  • other people,it's gonna be other things.
  • 00:26:05.623 --> 00:26:06.957
  • But what is your quicksand?
  • 00:26:06.991 --> 00:26:08.525
  • And so, I wrote outa little rhyme
  • 00:26:08.559 --> 00:26:10.461
  • because I was going backinto writing
  • 00:26:10.494 --> 00:26:12.863
  • and so I needed to makea commitment
  • 00:26:12.896 --> 00:26:15.733
  • for my writing days,or it wasn't gonna happen.
  • 00:26:15.766 --> 00:26:17.901
  • And I knew this ismy biggest distraction.
  • 00:26:17.935 --> 00:26:19.770
  • So I wrote out this little rhymefor my writing days,
  • 00:26:19.803 --> 00:26:22.840
  • and it says this:"Twitter free nine to three.
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  • "Nine to four prosper more.
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  • "Nine to five expect to thrive."
  • 00:26:26.810 --> 00:26:31.315
  • So I look at that clock,
  • 00:26:31.348 --> 00:26:32.650
  • 'cause I'm, like,I'm always wanting to check it,
  • 00:26:32.683 --> 00:26:34.785
  • always wanting to check.
  • 00:26:34.818 --> 00:26:36.487
  • It ain't 3 p.m.
  • 00:26:36.520 --> 00:26:38.789
  • And, I mean, there's 4,4's really good,
  • 00:26:38.822 --> 00:26:40.791
  • but, man, I want to thrive.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • We are chosen in him,and, listen carefully, chosen
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  • before the foundationof the world.
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  • That means that he already kneweverything about you.
  • 00:27:01.412 --> 00:27:06.817
  • He knew every pathetic decisionI was ever going to make,
  • 00:27:06.850 --> 00:27:12.389
  • and he still says,"You did not choose me.
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  • I chose you."
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