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Louie Giglio hosts Passion Conference 2017 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA with Beth Moore, Levi Lusko and music by Passion and Matt Redman.

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Praise | February 24, 2017

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  • - Louie Giglio: Hi, I'd like to
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  • welcome you to Passion 2017.
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  • We're here in Atlanta, Georgia,
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  • at the Georgia Dome
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  • for a historic gathering
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  • of 18- to 25-year-olds
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  • packing out a football stadium
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  • not for a football game,
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  • not just for some concert.
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  • These young people have gathered
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  • in this place to lift up
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  • the name and the fame of Jesus.
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  • It is like nothing
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  • you've ever seen before.
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  • I'm so glad that you're joining
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  • us for this program because
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  • you're gonna get to see
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  • something that you're not gonna
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  • hear about anywhere else
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  • on television right now.
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  • Because everybody is counting
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  • the millennial generation out.
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  • But what you're about to see
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  • is that God has not counted
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  • this generation out.
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  • And he hasn't counted you out
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  • either.
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  • So welcome to the program today.
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  • Welcome to Passion 2017.
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  • You're gonna hear some
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  • incredible truth today from some
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  • of the best communicators
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  • on planet Earth.
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  • Beth Moore who needs
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  • no introduction to anyone.
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  • And Levi Lusko, one of the most
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  • powerful young voices in the
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  • church in the world right now.
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  • You're gonna see
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  • amazing worship.
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  • You're gonna be touched
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  • in an incredible way.
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  • This next few minutes not only
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  • is changing the lives of all of
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  • us in this building, these next
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  • few minutes are gonna change
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  • your life as well.
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  • So welcome to Passion 2017.
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  • - Beth Moore: Philippians 1:21:
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  • "For to me, to live is Christ,
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  • and to die is gain."
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  • I wanna speak to all of you
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  • today about some of you.
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  • Virtually all of you will be
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  • affected by the gospel
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  • of Jesus Christ this week
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  • at Passion but some of you
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  • will not just be affected.
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  • You will be infected, thrown,
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  • ruined for the lesser life
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  • of owning your own life.
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  • Some of you will never recover.
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  • For some of you, Passion will
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  • completely wreak havoc with your
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  • plans, totally confuse you
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  • regarding your future, turn
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  • upside down what you thought
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  • would make you happy.
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  • Many of you will get to leave
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  • Passion with it having cost you
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  • only the price of your ticket,
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  • your travel, your lodging,
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  • and your food.
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  • But for some of you,
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  • the cost will be far higher.
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  • It will cost you some
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  • of your relationships.
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  • It will cost you some of your
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  • comforts, some of your secrets,
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  • some stuff you really love,
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  • and a whole lot of stuff
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  • you really crave, for something,
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  • the one thing, you might find
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  • you crave even more.
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  • Deuteronomy 29:29 says:
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  • "The secret things belong to
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  • the Lord our God, but the things
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  • revealed belong to us
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  • and to our children forever."
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  • There's so much mystery to this
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  • whole thing, so much I don't
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  • know, so much I cannot tell you,
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  • but there are a few things
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  • I think I can tell you that you
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  • might expect in your journey.
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  • Here's what I think
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  • you might expect.
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  • You might expect that you are
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  • going to be so tempted to lock
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  • down exactly what God is calling
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  • you to do, you'll want to say,
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  • "He has called me to pastor.
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  • He has called me to speak.
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  • No, he's called me to write.
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  • No, he's called me
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  • to the mission field.
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  • He's called me to be
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  • an activist.
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  • He's called me to be a CEO
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  • of a non-profit."
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  • You'll be so tempted
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  • to lock it down.
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  • "To be a worship leader."
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  • Because there's some security in
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  • thinking you know how the thing
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  • is gonna go, you're gonna wanna
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  • lock it down and give it
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  • some definition.
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  • Give the thing a name.
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  • At least that way, people
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  • will not think you are entirely
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  • out of your ever-loving mind.
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  • And sometimes, that does happen.
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  • But for most of us and certainly
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  • for that original band of
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  • fishermen on the shores of
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  • Galilee, what he's calling you
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  • to do is just simply follow him,
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  • whatever that means today.
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  • And then whatever it means
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  • in 6 months.
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  • And then whatever it means
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  • this time next year.
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  • That you have not defined it
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  • by a name except to know
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  • that you are his.
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  • Would you have the courage not
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  • to need a name of something you
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  • call it but to give yourself to
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  • a life only led by the Holy
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  • Spirit through the Word of God
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  • on this globe in a generation
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  • with soles of feet that have
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  • never touched this planet
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  • before.
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  • Will you need more control
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  • than that?
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  • Or will you be willing to be
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  • controlled by the Holy Spirit
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  • of the living God?
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  • Some of you will carry the
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  • gospel in vocations and lines of
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  • work, technology and creativity
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  • that do not even exist yet.
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  • Others of you will be called
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  • into lines of work that if you
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  • knew in advance you would run
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  • from like a scared rabbit.
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  • You can probably expect this.
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  • That you will look for shortcuts
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  • to long-term effectiveness and
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  • faithfulness and I'm just gonna
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  • save you some trouble because
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  • you will not find any shortcuts.
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  • You have what it takes,
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  • everything it takes, right now
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  • to meet your natural potential.
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  • But you do not have what it
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  • takes to fulfill your calling in
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  • Jesus Christ.
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  • He alone can fulfill your
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  • calling and he does it by way of
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  • his Holy Spirit through you.
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  • You will look
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  • and not find a formula
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  • for the anointing of God.
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  • Oh, you will so hope you can.
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  • You will even think from time to
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  • time you've found it and as sure
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  • as you are certain of it,
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  • it will slip right through your
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  • fingers.
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  • You will suffer and your
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  • suffering will rarely be
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  • romantic and you will seldom be
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  • as good at it as you hoped.
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  • And you will suffer not only
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  • because such is as common to man
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  • but sometimes, as a direct
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  • result of your obedience to
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  • Jesus, in the words of Paul in
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  • 2 Timothy 1: "For this gospel
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  • I was appointed a preacher,
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  • an apostle, and teacher.
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  • Because of this, in fact--
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  • because of this, in fact,
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  • I suffer as I do but I am not
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  • ashamed for I know the one in
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  • whom I have placed my trust."
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  • You will be hurt.
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  • Jesus will teach you forgiveness
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  • not only by your being forgiven
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  • but by you forgiving others for
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  • what at times you will feel is
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  • understandably unforgivable.
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  • And often the ones that you are
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  • faced with forgiving will not be
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  • sorry, nor will they care one
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  • wit that you are hurt for there
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  • is fellowship in the sufferings
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  • of Christ in that place that few
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  • of his intimates will be allowed
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  • to miss.
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  • Father, forgive them.
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  • They have no idea what they have
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  • done.
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  • You can expect in advance to be
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  • betrayed.
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  • The kind so fundamental, so
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  • deep, you'll feel like you can
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  • never get over it, someone who
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  • stood with you, someone who
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  • loved you, someone who done life
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  • with you, someone who knew your
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  • secrets, then told some of your
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  • secrets.
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  • The person you thought you could
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  • trust.
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  • The last person you expected to
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  • turn on you.
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  • For many of us it will not be
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  • the sins of others we find
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  • hardest to overcome.
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  • It will be our own.
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  • Some of you, like me,
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  • will do some stupid things.
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  • You'll promise God
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  • you won't but you will.
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  • And then you'll be left
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  • to grapple with what
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  • you are supposed to do
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  • now with what is left.
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  • And in one way or another,
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  • and sooner or later,
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  • Jesus will see to it
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  • that we cannot take one iota
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  • of credit for our own callings.
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  • As Paul wrote in 2 Timothy,
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  • he is the one who saved us and
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  • called us with a holy calling,
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  • not based on our works but
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  • on his own grace and purpose
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  • granted to us in Christ Jesus
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  • before time began.
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  • The Holy Spirit will
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  • systematically go about
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  • hammering one nail after another
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  • into your self-destructive,
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  • self-obsessed, self-loathing,
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  • self-adoring flesh and you will
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  • try like mad when that thing
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  • starts to die to give it CPR
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  • until you realize that
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  • that old you is killing you.
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  • And the sooner it's stone cold
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  • dead in the grave, the better.
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  • You will learn there is a
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  • darkness so black it's blinding,
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  • snaring, binding, so brilliant
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  • and scheming that it's alluring
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  • and seducing, appealing,
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  • appalling, scalding, blistering,
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  • ice-cold, and terrifying.
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  • Never forget that your enemy
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  • the devil is out for one thing
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  • more than any other
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  • and it is not your reputation.
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  • It is not your ministry.
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  • It is not your home,
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  • your marriage, your church,
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  • your job, your health,
  • 00:11:35.160 --> 00:11:37.050
  • your dignity,
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  • or even your child.
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  • Any of those things he targets
  • 00:11:40.010 --> 00:11:41.210
  • would be the means
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  • to a much more important goal.
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  • He is after your faith.
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  • Take this one down
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  • to the marrow of your bones.
  • 00:11:48.240 --> 00:11:50.130
  • Without faith,
  • 00:11:50.130 --> 00:11:51.120
  • it is impossible to please God.
  • 00:11:51.120 --> 00:11:53.190
  • It is our faith God reckons
  • 00:11:53.190 --> 00:11:55.060
  • as righteousness.
  • 00:11:55.060 --> 00:11:56.130
  • It is the shield of faith that
  • 00:11:56.130 --> 00:11:57.250
  • extinguishes all the fiery darts
  • 00:11:57.250 --> 00:12:00.120
  • of the Evil One.
  • 00:12:00.120 --> 00:12:02.020
  • In God's wisdom and sovereignty
  • 00:12:02.020 --> 00:12:03.190
  • he has chosen to enforce faith
  • 00:12:03.190 --> 00:12:05.250
  • to such a degree that Jesus
  • 00:12:05.250 --> 00:12:07.220
  • himself said, "According to your
  • 00:12:07.220 --> 00:12:09.270
  • faith, it shall be done to you."
  • 00:12:09.270 --> 00:12:12.270
  • You'll be tempted to give up
  • 00:12:12.270 --> 00:12:13.210
  • your faith because you put
  • 00:12:13.210 --> 00:12:15.090
  • yourself out there and got let
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  • down or perceived somehow
  • 00:12:17.190 --> 00:12:19.100
  • that it didn't work.
  • 00:12:19.100 --> 00:12:20.180
  • Maybe you even feel like faith
  • 00:12:20.180 --> 00:12:22.150
  • made a fool out of you and
  • 00:12:22.150 --> 00:12:25.080
  • you'll be put off by it because
  • 00:12:25.080 --> 00:12:27.150
  • you can't control the outcome
  • 00:12:27.150 --> 00:12:29.140
  • or figure out the formula.
  • 00:12:29.140 --> 00:12:31.080
  • It places you at too much risk
  • 00:12:31.080 --> 00:12:32.200
  • so you'll just try to live
  • 00:12:32.200 --> 00:12:34.190
  • rightly and forget faith.
  • 00:12:35.130 --> 00:12:38.130
  • Righteousness without the risk.
  • 00:12:40.130 --> 00:12:43.130
  • Every generation of Jesus
  • 00:12:43.130 --> 00:12:44.190
  • followers faces cultural
  • 00:12:44.190 --> 00:12:45.290
  • challenges that will make
  • 00:12:45.290 --> 00:12:47.240
  • or break its witness.
  • 00:12:47.240 --> 00:12:50.190
  • At this moment in time,
  • 00:12:50.190 --> 00:12:51.290
  • I believe that there are
  • 00:12:51.290 --> 00:12:53.030
  • two that loom large over you.
  • 00:12:53.030 --> 00:12:54.250
  • The first is pure distraction.
  • 00:12:54.250 --> 00:12:56.260
  • Your lives will go by in a flash
  • 00:12:56.260 --> 00:12:58.270
  • and then you will stand before
  • 00:12:58.270 --> 00:13:00.150
  • the enormity and holiness
  • 00:13:00.250 --> 00:13:03.250
  • and glory of God and the essence
  • 00:13:04.080 --> 00:13:07.080
  • of insanity will be
  • 00:13:07.080 --> 00:13:09.080
  • to have missed the Son of God
  • 00:13:10.270 --> 00:13:13.270
  • over social media.
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  • The second is this.
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  • You will watch a generation of
  • 00:13:18.030 --> 00:13:19.010
  • Christians--of Christians, of
  • 00:13:19.220 --> 00:13:22.220
  • Christians--set the Bible aside
  • 00:13:24.190 --> 00:13:27.190
  • in an attempt to become more
  • 00:13:27.190 --> 00:13:29.260
  • like Jesus and stunningly it
  • 00:13:30.180 --> 00:13:33.180
  • will sound completely plausible.
  • 00:13:33.180 --> 00:13:36.020
  • And this will be perhaps
  • 00:13:36.020 --> 00:13:37.070
  • the cleverest of all the devil's
  • 00:13:37.070 --> 00:13:39.210
  • schemes in your generation.
  • 00:13:39.210 --> 00:13:41.160
  • Sacrifice truth for love's sake
  • 00:13:41.160 --> 00:13:44.140
  • and you will rise or fall based
  • 00:13:44.140 --> 00:13:45.220
  • on whether or not you will
  • 00:13:45.220 --> 00:13:46.270
  • sacrifice one for the other.
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  • Will you have the courage
  • 00:13:49.190 --> 00:13:52.010
  • to live in the tension
  • 00:13:52.010 --> 00:13:53.180
  • of both truth and love?
  • 00:13:53.210 --> 00:13:56.210
  • 2 John, verse 6:
  • 00:13:56.210 --> 00:13:58.110
  • "And this is love
  • 00:13:58.110 --> 00:14:01.010
  • that we walk according to
  • 00:14:01.010 --> 00:14:01.270
  • his commandments."
  • 00:14:01.270 --> 00:14:03.240
  • From a distance,
  • 00:14:03.240 --> 00:14:04.140
  • you may see successes appear.
  • 00:14:04.140 --> 00:14:07.100
  • The close-up you would see
  • 00:14:07.100 --> 00:14:08.080
  • are scars.
  • 00:14:08.080 --> 00:14:10.040
  • We each bear the marks.
  • 00:14:10.040 --> 00:14:11.290
  • No one still has an undivided
  • 00:14:11.290 --> 00:14:13.240
  • heart and single-minded devotion
  • 00:14:13.240 --> 00:14:15.130
  • to Jesus for decades
  • 00:14:15.130 --> 00:14:17.090
  • without bearing the marks
  • 00:14:17.090 --> 00:14:19.060
  • of bondservants.
  • 00:14:19.060 --> 00:14:21.210
  • You will be tempted to think
  • 00:14:21.210 --> 00:14:22.290
  • that fulfilling your calling is
  • 00:14:22.290 --> 00:14:24.060
  • all about stewarding your
  • 00:14:24.060 --> 00:14:25.180
  • gifting but it will be far more
  • 00:14:25.180 --> 00:14:28.050
  • often about your pure grit, your
  • 00:14:28.050 --> 00:14:31.010
  • pure tenacity, to get back up
  • 00:14:31.010 --> 00:14:33.030
  • after you've been knocked down
  • 00:14:33.030 --> 00:14:34.250
  • over and over and over
  • 00:14:34.250 --> 00:14:37.100
  • and over again.
  • 00:14:37.100 --> 00:14:38.170
  • Your willingness to stand
  • 00:14:38.170 --> 00:14:39.290
  • and withstand.
  • 00:14:39.290 --> 00:14:41.140
  • There's this gorgeous moment
  • 00:14:41.140 --> 00:14:42.250
  • in the 14th chapter of Acts
  • 00:14:42.250 --> 00:14:45.070
  • that says:
  • 00:14:45.070 --> 00:14:45.290
  • "And they stoned Paul and
  • 00:14:45.290 --> 00:14:47.160
  • dragged him outside of the city,
  • 00:14:47.160 --> 00:14:49.090
  • thinking that he was dead.
  • 00:14:49.090 --> 00:14:51.140
  • But after his disciples had
  • 00:14:51.140 --> 00:14:52.170
  • gathered around him,
  • 00:14:52.170 --> 00:14:55.130
  • he got up and went right back
  • 00:14:56.060 --> 00:14:59.060
  • into the city."
  • 00:14:59.190 --> 00:15:02.210
  • There was a young man in all
  • 00:15:03.060 --> 00:15:06.060
  • likelihood right there in that
  • 00:15:06.060 --> 00:15:07.210
  • crowd of Christ followers that
  • 00:15:07.210 --> 00:15:09.270
  • gathered around Paul because he
  • 00:15:09.270 --> 00:15:12.000
  • was in Lystra, a young man that
  • 00:15:12.280 --> 00:15:15.280
  • Paul would have join the team
  • 00:15:15.280 --> 00:15:18.160
  • just a few chapters later,
  • 00:15:18.220 --> 00:15:21.220
  • named Timothy.
  • 00:15:21.220 --> 00:15:23.110
  • That's us.
  • 00:15:23.110 --> 00:15:25.030
  • We're the Paul generation,
  • 00:15:25.030 --> 00:15:27.120
  • this week.
  • 00:15:27.120 --> 00:15:28.050
  • You are the Timothys.
  • 00:15:28.120 --> 00:15:31.120
  • And imagine Timothy looking down
  • 00:15:31.120 --> 00:15:33.140
  • at that body, beaten what
  • 00:15:33.290 --> 00:15:36.290
  • they believed to be to death,
  • 00:15:36.290 --> 00:15:39.060
  • and thinking, "I wanna make sure
  • 00:15:39.060 --> 00:15:42.050
  • I never do anything like that."
  • 00:15:44.230 --> 00:15:47.230
  • Until that body twitched.
  • 00:15:49.130 --> 00:15:52.130
  • And until he watched a man sit
  • 00:15:53.250 --> 00:15:56.250
  • back up, come to his feet, and
  • 00:15:58.190 --> 00:16:01.210
  • walk right back into that city
  • 00:16:03.150 --> 00:16:06.150
  • and preach the gospel.
  • 00:16:09.080 --> 00:16:12.080
  • It was not a creed that brought
  • 00:16:12.080 --> 00:16:14.070
  • them back to their feet.
  • 00:16:14.070 --> 00:16:16.240
  • Nor will it be a creed for you.
  • 00:16:16.240 --> 00:16:18.240
  • No cause will be worth what you
  • 00:16:18.240 --> 00:16:21.010
  • might find that this costs you.
  • 00:16:21.010 --> 00:16:23.170
  • No commitment, no calling,
  • 00:16:23.170 --> 00:16:25.150
  • no commandment, no crowd,
  • 00:16:25.150 --> 00:16:27.150
  • no amount of character,
  • 00:16:27.150 --> 00:16:29.110
  • no amount of accolade.
  • 00:16:29.110 --> 00:16:31.040
  • There is one thing that will
  • 00:16:31.040 --> 00:16:32.270
  • make this worth it to you.
  • 00:16:32.270 --> 00:16:34.060
  • One thing and one thing alone
  • 00:16:34.060 --> 00:16:36.120
  • and that is Jesus Christ
  • 00:16:36.120 --> 00:16:37.260
  • himself.
  • 00:16:37.260 --> 00:16:38.190
  • He himself is the prize.
  • 00:16:38.190 --> 00:16:41.090
  • To know Jesus, the love
  • 00:16:41.090 --> 00:16:43.010
  • that sears through your heart
  • 00:16:43.010 --> 00:16:44.200
  • like a flaming sword.
  • 00:16:44.200 --> 00:16:45.220
  • The sacred romance
  • 00:16:45.220 --> 00:16:47.030
  • of all eternity.
  • 00:16:47.030 --> 00:16:48.180
  • The partner in the divine dance,
  • 00:16:48.180 --> 00:16:51.120
  • for in him all things were
  • 00:16:51.120 --> 00:16:53.020
  • created, things in heaven and
  • 00:16:53.020 --> 00:16:54.170
  • on earth, visible and invisible
  • 00:16:54.170 --> 00:16:56.150
  • were the thrones of powers
  • 00:16:56.150 --> 00:16:58.220
  • or rulers or authorities.
  • 00:16:58.220 --> 00:17:01.000
  • I kind of think this is how the
  • 00:17:01.000 --> 00:17:02.150
  • race goes, that today as some of
  • 00:17:02.150 --> 00:17:04.250
  • you really receive the call of
  • 00:17:04.250 --> 00:17:06.250
  • God upon your life, you start
  • 00:17:06.250 --> 00:17:08.170
  • just running with all your youth
  • 00:17:08.170 --> 00:17:10.070
  • and with all that muscular
  • 00:17:10.070 --> 00:17:13.060
  • definition and then it starts to
  • 00:17:13.060 --> 00:17:15.210
  • tumble a little bit and you get
  • 00:17:15.210 --> 00:17:17.040
  • a little bit slower and then you
  • 00:17:17.040 --> 00:17:18.160
  • get knocked down, thrown down
  • 00:17:18.240 --> 00:17:21.240
  • and beaten up and you get back
  • 00:17:21.240 --> 00:17:23.220
  • up and then you go back to the
  • 00:17:23.220 --> 00:17:25.120
  • ground in a crisis of faith and
  • 00:17:25.120 --> 00:17:27.020
  • you wrestle with God on the
  • 00:17:27.020 --> 00:17:29.040
  • ground, trying to think,
  • 00:17:29.040 --> 00:17:30.170
  • "What does this look like
  • 00:17:30.170 --> 00:17:31.240
  • on the other side?"
  • 00:17:31.240 --> 00:17:33.040
  • And then you walk so much of
  • 00:17:33.040 --> 00:17:34.160
  • your life with a limp because
  • 00:17:34.160 --> 00:17:36.040
  • that's how the thing goes
  • 00:17:36.040 --> 00:17:37.080
  • in the long-term.
  • 00:17:37.080 --> 00:17:39.230
  • Only I have to wonder, if when
  • 00:17:39.230 --> 00:17:41.210
  • we're on our way home, and we're
  • 00:17:41.210 --> 00:17:44.050
  • passing from this life to the
  • 00:17:44.050 --> 00:17:45.240
  • next, if maybe as we're just,
  • 00:17:46.260 --> 00:17:49.260
  • like, limping toward that finish
  • 00:17:49.260 --> 00:17:52.140
  • line because we've been in it
  • 00:17:52.140 --> 00:17:54.070
  • a long time, and we've been
  • 00:17:54.070 --> 00:17:56.020
  • through a lot, and it cost
  • 00:17:56.020 --> 00:17:58.000
  • a lot, but we just get
  • 00:17:58.000 --> 00:17:59.180
  • this little glimpse of Jesus.
  • 00:17:59.180 --> 00:18:02.110
  • We finally--that veil is no
  • 00:18:02.110 --> 00:18:04.080
  • longer there and we get this
  • 00:18:04.080 --> 00:18:05.250
  • glimpse, the real live Jesus
  • 00:18:05.250 --> 00:18:08.100
  • right there before us,
  • 00:18:08.100 --> 00:18:10.000
  • right there before us and I have
  • 00:18:10.000 --> 00:18:11.120
  • to wonder if we will run full
  • 00:18:11.120 --> 00:18:13.110
  • speed, muscles of definition
  • 00:18:13.110 --> 00:18:15.180
  • back in our legs with everything
  • 00:18:15.180 --> 00:18:18.090
  • we have, running straight
  • 00:18:18.090 --> 00:18:19.220
  • toward him, going, "Worth it!
  • 00:18:19.220 --> 00:18:21.280
  • Worth it!
  • 00:18:21.280 --> 00:18:23.030
  • Worth it!
  • 00:18:23.030 --> 00:18:24.040
  • Everything about you
  • 00:18:24.040 --> 00:18:26.040
  • was worth it."
  • 00:18:29.160 --> 00:18:32.160
  • I'm talking today to all of you
  • 00:18:32.160 --> 00:18:35.160
  • about some of you.
  • 00:18:36.060 --> 00:18:39.060
  • That's the natural pattern,
  • 00:18:39.270 --> 00:18:42.270
  • that's what we've always seen,
  • 00:18:42.270 --> 00:18:45.180
  • and we've always been glad
  • 00:18:45.180 --> 00:18:46.230
  • for those some.
  • 00:18:47.180 --> 00:18:50.180
  • See, I'm not convinced
  • 00:18:50.180 --> 00:18:53.000
  • you want it as easy
  • 00:18:53.000 --> 00:18:53.280
  • as you act like you do.
  • 00:18:53.280 --> 00:18:55.210
  • Because I think the existential
  • 00:18:55.210 --> 00:18:56.270
  • crisis of every generation of
  • 00:18:56.270 --> 00:18:58.090
  • humanity is to find something to
  • 00:18:58.090 --> 00:19:00.040
  • live for that's worth dying for,
  • 00:19:00.040 --> 00:19:02.260
  • something holy, good, and
  • 00:19:02.260 --> 00:19:04.070
  • all-glorious.
  • 00:19:04.070 --> 00:19:05.250
  • And here's what I think.
  • 00:19:05.250 --> 00:19:06.290
  • That maybe, according to Acts
  • 00:19:06.290 --> 00:19:08.150
  • chapter 4, where they gathered
  • 00:19:08.150 --> 00:19:10.150
  • to pray for Peter and John that
  • 00:19:10.150 --> 00:19:13.020
  • they'd have boldness of the Holy
  • 00:19:13.020 --> 00:19:15.050
  • Spirit in what they'd been
  • 00:19:15.050 --> 00:19:16.220
  • called to do but a miracle
  • 00:19:16.220 --> 00:19:18.070
  • happened that day in Acts
  • 00:19:18.070 --> 00:19:19.170
  • chapter 4.
  • 00:19:19.170 --> 00:19:20.170
  • A miracle.
  • 00:19:20.170 --> 00:19:21.110
  • They were only praying, really,
  • 00:19:21.110 --> 00:19:22.160
  • for the two but the whole house
  • 00:19:22.160 --> 00:19:24.200
  • shook and all of them, it
  • 00:19:24.200 --> 00:19:26.080
  • says--check it out for yourself,
  • 00:19:26.080 --> 00:19:27.130
  • began to speak the Word boldly.
  • 00:19:29.080 --> 00:19:32.080
  • It's a strange thing that what
  • 00:19:37.000 --> 00:19:40.000
  • probably will happen for some
  • 00:19:40.000 --> 00:19:42.000
  • actually could happen for all.
  • 00:19:43.010 --> 00:19:46.010
  • And here's it.
  • 00:19:46.010 --> 00:19:48.180
  • There's a name for phenomenon
  • 00:19:48.180 --> 00:19:51.030
  • when what we only expect to
  • 00:19:51.030 --> 00:19:52.150
  • happen to some, by some miracle
  • 00:19:52.290 --> 00:19:55.290
  • of God, happens to all.
  • 00:19:57.010 --> 00:20:00.010
  • And it's called an awakening.
  • 00:20:00.010 --> 00:20:02.240
  • You don't have to take it.
  • 00:20:02.240 --> 00:20:04.250
  • Nobody will force it on you but
  • 00:20:04.250 --> 00:20:07.190
  • I promise you by the authority
  • 00:20:07.270 --> 00:20:10.270
  • of the Word of God and the
  • 00:20:11.010 --> 00:20:14.010
  • faithfulness of Jesus Christ
  • 00:20:14.010 --> 00:20:16.160
  • your Lord and Savior, this,
  • 00:20:16.160 --> 00:20:18.240
  • beloved, is the life you were
  • 00:20:18.280 --> 00:20:21.280
  • Some see
  • 00:20:41.080 --> 00:20:43.090
  • just a wooden cross
  • 00:20:43.090 --> 00:20:45.240
  • but I can see the grace
  • 00:20:45.260 --> 00:20:48.260
  • of your redemptive heart
  • 00:20:51.170 --> 00:20:54.170
  • Some say
  • 00:20:54.170 --> 00:20:56.120
  • this is foolishness
  • 00:20:56.120 --> 00:20:58.260
  • but I believe the truth
  • 00:20:59.240 --> 00:21:02.260
  • of your redeeming love
  • 00:21:05.000 --> 00:21:08.000
  • And some will say
  • 00:21:08.010 --> 00:21:11.010
  • this place belongs
  • 00:21:11.010 --> 00:21:12.120
  • to history
  • 00:21:12.120 --> 00:21:15.010
  • But I can see
  • 00:21:15.010 --> 00:21:17.140
  • yes, I can see
  • 00:21:18.000 --> 00:21:21.000
  • A cross
  • 00:21:21.000 --> 00:21:21.220
  • that changes everything
  • 00:21:24.090 --> 00:21:27.090
  • and a love that sets
  • 00:21:27.090 --> 00:21:28.240
  • the captive free
  • 00:21:30.210 --> 00:21:33.210
  • A hope that resurrected me
  • 00:21:37.020 --> 00:21:40.020
  • and the power of God
  • 00:21:40.180 --> 00:21:43.180
  • for all who believe
  • 00:21:43.190 --> 00:21:46.190
  • I believe
  • 00:21:50.280 --> 00:21:53.280
  • As real as the ground
  • 00:21:53.280 --> 00:21:56.000
  • beneath my feet
  • 00:21:56.000 --> 00:21:58.030
  • and the very air I breathe
  • 00:21:58.120 --> 00:22:01.140
  • your mercy meets me here
  • 00:22:03.230 --> 00:22:06.230
  • And some will say
  • 00:22:07.010 --> 00:22:10.010
  • this place belongs
  • 00:22:10.010 --> 00:22:11.120
  • to history
  • 00:22:11.120 --> 00:22:14.070
  • But I can see
  • 00:22:14.070 --> 00:22:17.070
  • Yes, I can see
  • 00:22:17.070 --> 00:22:20.040
  • A cross
  • 00:22:20.040 --> 00:22:20.260
  • that changes everything
  • 00:22:23.130 --> 00:22:26.130
  • and a love that sets
  • 00:22:26.130 --> 00:22:27.270
  • the captive free
  • 00:22:30.000 --> 00:22:33.000
  • A hope that resurrected me
  • 00:22:36.060 --> 00:22:39.060
  • and the power of God
  • 00:22:39.160 --> 00:22:42.160
  • for all who believe
  • 00:22:42.250 --> 00:22:45.250
  • I believe
  • 00:22:50.280 --> 00:22:53.280
  • And here I know
  • 00:22:53.280 --> 00:22:55.260
  • the greatness
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  • of your victory
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  • Here I know the weight
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  • of all your love for me
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  • Some will say
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  • this place belongs
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  • to history
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  • But I can see
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  • Yes, I can see!
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  • A cross
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  • that changes everything
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  • everything
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  • And a love that sets
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  • the captive free
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  • Jesus!
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  • A hope that resurrected me
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  • and the power of God
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  • for all who believe
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  • I believe
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  • A cross
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  • that changes everything
  • 00:23:50.140 --> 00:23:52.270
  • everything
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  • And a love that sets
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  • the captive free
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  • A hope that resurrected me
  • 00:24:05.010 --> 00:24:08.010
  • and the power of God
  • 00:24:08.140 --> 00:24:11.140
  • for all who believe
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  • I believe
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  • This changes everything
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  • I believe
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  • This changes everything
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  • I believe
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  • Your cross
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  • changes everything
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  • I know, your cross
  • 00:24:34.110 --> 00:24:37.000
  • changes everything
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  • This changes everything
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  • It changes me, change me
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  • This changes everything
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  • I believe your cross
  • 00:24:54.040 --> 00:24:57.000
  • changes everything
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  • Ohh-ohh
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  • Your cross
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  • changes everything
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  • - Beth: Here's the beauty
  • 00:25:15.110 --> 00:25:16.000
  • of it.
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  • Just as surely as God had in
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  • mind before the foundation of
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  • the world that every single one
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  • of those young people would be
  • 00:25:21.050 --> 00:25:22.200
  • seated exactly where they were
  • 00:25:22.200 --> 00:25:24.070
  • in that huge sanctuary, he knows
  • 00:25:24.070 --> 00:25:26.280
  • that you are right there.
  • 00:25:26.280 --> 00:25:28.270
  • He just as surely saw you and
  • 00:25:28.270 --> 00:25:31.110
  • knew exactly how he wanted the
  • 00:25:31.110 --> 00:25:33.070
  • messages to land on your heart.
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  • This call is not for you
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  • to just watch.
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  • It's for you to receive.
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  • This is about his love for you.
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  • And I don't care how many years
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  • you feel like are behind you.
  • 00:25:44.280 --> 00:25:46.110
  • You may think,
  • 00:25:46.110 --> 00:25:47.020
  • "It's too late for me."
  • 00:25:47.020 --> 00:25:48.030
  • There is no such thing as a bad
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  • time to just give up your life
  • 00:25:51.090 --> 00:25:54.090
  • to the plan of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:25:54.090 --> 00:25:56.120
  • He cannot fail you.
  • 00:25:56.120 --> 00:25:57.190
  • He cannot drop you.
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  • You're not gonna get home
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  • and see him face to face one
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  • of these days and have him
  • 00:26:01.240 --> 00:26:03.170
  • let you down.
  • 00:26:03.170 --> 00:26:04.270
  • We're gonna see him and think,
  • 00:26:04.270 --> 00:26:06.060
  • "You know what?
  • 00:26:06.060 --> 00:26:07.000
  • I should have thought
  • 00:26:07.000 --> 00:26:07.250
  • a whole lot bigger."
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  • You can start thinking that way
  • 00:26:08.160 --> 00:26:09.190
  • today.
  • 00:26:09.190 --> 00:26:11.120
  • He has got such a plan for you
  • 00:26:11.120 --> 00:26:12.190
  • today where what you've been
  • 00:26:12.190 --> 00:26:15.030
  • through can find some redemption
  • 00:26:15.030 --> 00:26:17.200
  • and purpose as his Word is sown
  • 00:26:17.200 --> 00:26:20.080
  • into your life and comes out in
  • 00:26:20.080 --> 00:26:22.110
  • a harvest.
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  • God bless you.
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  • and more from
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  • - Levi Lusko: I have
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  • two Scriptures that I'd like
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  • to point you to if you have
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  • a Bible: Jeremiah 12
  • 00:27:30.160 --> 00:27:33.160
  • and Philippians chapter 1.
  • 00:27:33.160 --> 00:27:36.150
  • Philippians chapter 1
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  • is where we're gonna begin.
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  • This is a letter written by
  • 00:27:39.150 --> 00:27:41.190
  • a pastor to a church he planted.
  • 00:27:41.190 --> 00:27:44.070
  • He's no longer with them
  • 00:27:44.070 --> 00:27:44.290
  • but he loves them and wants
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  • to write them.
  • 00:27:46.020 --> 00:27:47.060
  • Why?
  • 00:27:47.060 --> 00:27:47.210
  • Because he's in prison
  • 00:27:47.210 --> 00:27:48.180
  • and he knows they were worried.
  • 00:27:48.180 --> 00:27:49.100
  • He's behind bars.
  • 00:27:51.120 --> 00:27:52.160
  • They're concerned
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  • that he's not gonna be okay.
  • 00:27:53.110 --> 00:27:54.110
  • So he wrote Philippians to say,
  • 00:27:54.110 --> 00:27:56.180
  • I'm fine."
  • 00:27:57.280 --> 00:27:59.150
  • And, of course, classic Paul,
  • 00:27:59.150 --> 00:28:00.190
  • he encourages them even though
  • 00:28:00.190 --> 00:28:02.030
  • they're worried about him.
  • 00:28:02.030 --> 00:28:03.020
  • But notice what he says
  • 00:28:03.020 --> 00:28:03.220
  • in verse 12.
  • 00:28:03.220 --> 00:28:05.060
  • He says, "But I want you to
  • 00:28:05.060 --> 00:28:06.120
  • know, brethren, that the things
  • 00:28:06.170 --> 00:28:09.170
  • which happened to me have
  • 00:28:09.240 --> 00:28:12.240
  • actually turned out for
  • 00:28:12.240 --> 00:28:15.110
  • the furtherance of the gospel,
  • 00:28:16.110 --> 00:28:19.110
  • so that it has become evident
  • 00:28:19.110 --> 00:28:21.180
  • to the whole palace guard, and
  • 00:28:21.180 --> 00:28:23.210
  • to all the rest, that my chains
  • 00:28:24.180 --> 00:28:27.180
  • are in Christ; and most
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  • of the brethren in the Lord,
  • 00:28:31.240 --> 00:28:34.240
  • having become more confident
  • 00:28:34.240 --> 00:28:37.040
  • by my chains," don't miss that.
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  • He's saying not only is God
  • 00:28:40.100 --> 00:28:41.100
  • evangelistically using my trial,
  • 00:28:41.100 --> 00:28:43.270
  • but other Christians are getting
  • 00:28:43.270 --> 00:28:45.110
  • ramped up in their boldness.
  • 00:28:45.110 --> 00:28:46.260
  • Why?
  • 00:28:46.260 --> 00:28:47.120
  • Because courage is contagious
  • 00:28:48.070 --> 00:28:51.070
  • and when we give in
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  • to fear which is really faith
  • 00:28:53.130 --> 00:28:56.050
  • in the enemy.
  • 00:28:56.050 --> 00:28:57.020
  • That's what fear is.
  • 00:28:57.020 --> 00:28:58.070
  • It's having faith in the enemy.
  • 00:28:58.070 --> 00:29:00.160
  • When we do that, we cause others
  • 00:29:00.160 --> 00:29:02.070
  • to shrink on the inside.
  • 00:29:02.070 --> 00:29:04.010
  • But when we are bold and
  • 00:29:04.010 --> 00:29:05.120
  • unafraid and steadfast and
  • 00:29:05.120 --> 00:29:07.150
  • immovable, when we stand on the
  • 00:29:07.150 --> 00:29:09.180
  • promises of God, it causes the
  • 00:29:09.180 --> 00:29:10.260
  • person next to us on the line
  • 00:29:10.260 --> 00:29:12.140
  • to be filled with faith and
  • 00:29:12.140 --> 00:29:14.080
  • to believe God can use them
  • 00:29:14.080 --> 00:29:15.130
  • as well.
  • 00:29:15.130 --> 00:29:17.080
  • So he's doing more than
  • 00:29:17.080 --> 00:29:18.020
  • you know.
  • 00:29:18.020 --> 00:29:19.040
  • "They've become confident by my
  • 00:29:19.040 --> 00:29:20.080
  • chains, and are much more bold
  • 00:29:20.080 --> 00:29:22.090
  • to speak the Word without fear."
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  • The second passage
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  • I want to take you to is
  • 00:29:29.180 --> 00:29:30.290
  • in Jeremiah chapter 12.
  • 00:29:30.290 --> 00:29:33.210
  • Little set-up: Jeremiah was
  • 00:29:33.210 --> 00:29:35.240
  • a prophet that God had
  • 00:29:35.260 --> 00:29:38.260
  • his hand on.
  • 00:29:38.260 --> 00:29:40.070
  • Even before he was born,
  • 00:29:40.070 --> 00:29:41.290
  • the Bible says, God speaking:
  • 00:29:41.290 --> 00:29:43.290
  • "Jeremiah, before I knit you in
  • 00:29:43.290 --> 00:29:45.170
  • your mother's womb, I knew you."
  • 00:29:45.170 --> 00:29:47.220
  • And this hits me hard this year
  • 00:29:47.220 --> 00:29:49.000
  • 'cause Jennie and I are
  • 00:29:49.000 --> 00:29:50.050
  • expecting another baby.
  • 00:29:50.050 --> 00:29:51.150
  • We're this summer gonna
  • 00:29:51.150 --> 00:29:52.080
  • have another little baby,
  • 00:29:52.080 --> 00:29:53.040
  • God willing.
  • 00:29:53.040 --> 00:29:53.240
  • And we're so excited about that.
  • 00:29:54.130 --> 00:29:57.130
  • And so I'm thinking about how
  • 00:29:57.130 --> 00:29:58.290
  • right now before this baby,
  • 00:29:58.290 --> 00:30:00.160
  • like, it's the size of, like,
  • 00:30:00.160 --> 00:30:01.230
  • a grape right now but God knows
  • 00:30:01.230 --> 00:30:02.270
  • the baby.
  • 00:30:02.270 --> 00:30:03.230
  • God knows the gender.
  • 00:30:03.230 --> 00:30:05.010
  • God, like--God knows the plans
  • 00:30:05.010 --> 00:30:06.240
  • and that's how he thought about
  • 00:30:06.240 --> 00:30:07.250
  • Jeremiah and that's how
  • 00:30:07.250 --> 00:30:09.070
  • he thinks about you.
  • 00:30:09.070 --> 00:30:11.180
  • He said, "Before you were
  • 00:30:11.180 --> 00:30:12.140
  • formed, I ordained you as
  • 00:30:12.140 --> 00:30:13.280
  • a prophet to the nations."
  • 00:30:13.280 --> 00:30:16.110
  • You're gonna root out, you're
  • 00:30:16.110 --> 00:30:17.280
  • gonna pull down, you're gonna
  • 00:30:17.280 --> 00:30:19.130
  • preach to kings, you're gonna
  • 00:30:19.130 --> 00:30:21.100
  • stand before your nation and
  • 00:30:21.100 --> 00:30:22.290
  • testify, which is to say that
  • 00:30:23.130 --> 00:30:26.130
  • Jeremiah's a lot like you in
  • 00:30:26.130 --> 00:30:28.270
  • that he was destined for impact.
  • 00:30:29.140 --> 00:30:32.140
  • And I want you
  • 00:30:32.140 --> 00:30:33.000
  • to understand that.
  • 00:30:33.000 --> 00:30:34.100
  • God sees you and he knows you
  • 00:30:34.100 --> 00:30:36.160
  • and he chose you from before
  • 00:30:36.160 --> 00:30:38.030
  • the foundation of the world.
  • 00:30:38.030 --> 00:30:40.060
  • You are anointed and appointed
  • 00:30:40.060 --> 00:30:42.080
  • to take your place and to shine
  • 00:30:42.080 --> 00:30:44.040
  • light on Jesus Christ
  • 00:30:44.040 --> 00:30:45.090
  • and to change the world.
  • 00:30:45.090 --> 00:30:47.070
  • He didn't save you just so
  • 00:30:47.070 --> 00:30:48.100
  • you wouldn't go to hell.
  • 00:30:48.100 --> 00:30:49.180
  • He saved you so you would shake
  • 00:30:49.180 --> 00:30:51.030
  • the very gates of hell.
  • 00:30:51.030 --> 00:30:53.190
  • Your name is on a table setting
  • 00:30:53.190 --> 00:30:54.260
  • in heaven.
  • 00:30:54.260 --> 00:30:56.010
  • And God has given you the same
  • 00:30:56.010 --> 00:30:57.090
  • spirit that raised Christ from
  • 00:30:57.090 --> 00:30:58.210
  • the dead, destined for impact.
  • 00:30:58.250 --> 00:31:01.270
  • And Jeremiah grows up.
  • 00:31:01.270 --> 00:31:04.270
  • He fights the calling at first
  • 00:31:04.270 --> 00:31:06.270
  • but then he begins preaching
  • 00:31:06.270 --> 00:31:08.180
  • God's Word and he started out
  • 00:31:08.180 --> 00:31:11.000
  • in Anathoth.
  • 00:31:11.000 --> 00:31:12.000
  • Everyone say, "Anathoth."
  • 00:31:12.000 --> 00:31:14.050
  • You're, like, "What's that?
  • 00:31:14.050 --> 00:31:14.280
  • It sounds like you're lisping,
  • 00:31:14.280 --> 00:31:15.230
  • 'apple sauce.'"
  • 00:31:15.230 --> 00:31:16.150
  • It's the small town he was from,
  • 00:31:18.170 --> 00:31:19.090
  • 60 miles outside of Jerusalem.
  • 00:31:19.090 --> 00:31:21.090
  • Now, why would you start there?
  • 00:31:21.090 --> 00:31:22.260
  • If you're supposed to testify
  • 00:31:22.260 --> 00:31:24.070
  • to kings and to nations,
  • 00:31:24.070 --> 00:31:26.020
  • why would you start at Anathoth?
  • 00:31:26.020 --> 00:31:27.120
  • 'Cause that was his home town.
  • 00:31:27.120 --> 00:31:29.130
  • And ministry that's effective
  • 00:31:29.130 --> 00:31:30.210
  • If it's not working at home,
  • 00:31:33.230 --> 00:31:34.210
  • why would God export it?
  • 00:31:34.210 --> 00:31:36.110
  • If it doesn't begin in your
  • 00:31:36.110 --> 00:31:37.090
  • house, if it doesn't begin
  • 00:31:37.090 --> 00:31:38.060
  • in your cul-de-sac,
  • 00:31:38.060 --> 00:31:39.000
  • if it doesn't begin in the city
  • 00:31:39.000 --> 00:31:39.220
  • that you live in.
  • 00:31:39.220 --> 00:31:40.220
  • If your gift on your life can't
  • 00:31:40.220 --> 00:31:41.220
  • work in a small, obscure,
  • 00:31:41.220 --> 00:31:43.290
  • unknown context, God will
  • 00:31:43.290 --> 00:31:45.150
  • never be able to do the things
  • 00:31:45.150 --> 00:31:46.200
  • that he has put in your heart
  • 00:31:46.200 --> 00:31:48.000
  • by way of dreams.
  • 00:31:48.000 --> 00:31:50.040
  • He started in Anathoth.
  • 00:31:50.040 --> 00:31:51.160
  • He started in obscurity
  • 00:31:51.160 --> 00:31:52.240
  • in the shadows.
  • 00:31:52.240 --> 00:31:53.280
  • He was just faithful where
  • 00:31:53.280 --> 00:31:54.200
  • he was at.
  • 00:31:54.200 --> 00:31:55.130
  • He bloomed where he was planted.
  • 00:31:55.130 --> 00:31:56.270
  • No one liked his preaching.
  • 00:31:59.090 --> 00:32:00.220
  • You're, like, "How bad was it?"
  • 00:32:00.220 --> 00:32:02.050
  • Oh, get this.
  • 00:32:02.050 --> 00:32:04.030
  • He received death threats
  • 00:32:04.030 --> 00:32:05.220
  • from people in Anathoth.
  • 00:32:05.220 --> 00:32:07.290
  • And he was frustrated.
  • 00:32:07.290 --> 00:32:09.010
  • He was upset.
  • 00:32:09.010 --> 00:32:09.230
  • He was sad.
  • 00:32:09.230 --> 00:32:11.070
  • with his complaints.
  • 00:32:12.180 --> 00:32:13.180
  • He says, "God, you know,
  • 00:32:13.180 --> 00:32:14.270
  • you picked me.
  • 00:32:14.270 --> 00:32:15.220
  • You picked me before I was born.
  • 00:32:15.220 --> 00:32:16.140
  • I didn't even get a say
  • 00:32:16.140 --> 00:32:17.070
  • in the matter.
  • 00:32:17.070 --> 00:32:17.280
  • Why don't you go pickin'
  • 00:32:17.280 --> 00:32:18.180
  • somebody else?
  • 00:32:18.180 --> 00:32:19.290
  • It's not what I asked for.
  • 00:32:19.290 --> 00:32:20.270
  • It's not what I signed up for.
  • 00:32:20.270 --> 00:32:22.150
  • You said you'd be with me.
  • 00:32:22.150 --> 00:32:23.160
  • You said I didn't have to be
  • 00:32:23.160 --> 00:32:24.140
  • scared of their faces.
  • 00:32:24.140 --> 00:32:25.190
  • You said you'd always have
  • 00:32:25.190 --> 00:32:26.180
  • your hand on my life and
  • 00:32:26.180 --> 00:32:27.210
  • it was gonna be me not you.
  • 00:32:27.210 --> 00:32:29.130
  • And so what gives?"
  • 00:32:30.140 --> 00:32:33.140
  • And in Jeremiah 12, in verse 5,
  • 00:32:33.140 --> 00:32:35.270
  • the heading on the passage that
  • 00:32:35.270 --> 00:32:37.160
  • we're gonna read, in my Bible,
  • 00:32:37.160 --> 00:32:39.160
  • is labeled:
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  • "God Answers Jeremiah."
  • 00:32:40.170 --> 00:32:43.020
  • 'Cause Jeremiah complained
  • 00:32:43.020 --> 00:32:44.060
  • and God's got an answer and
  • 00:32:44.060 --> 00:32:45.160
  • if you've ever felt frustrated,
  • 00:32:45.160 --> 00:32:46.100
  • serving Jesus,
  • 00:32:46.100 --> 00:32:47.040
  • if you've ever felt confused
  • 00:32:47.040 --> 00:32:48.270
  • like John the Baptist,
  • 00:32:48.270 --> 00:32:50.020
  • "Did I pick the right one?
  • 00:32:50.020 --> 00:32:50.280
  • What's the deal here?"
  • 00:32:51.000 --> 00:32:54.000
  • Then God speaks to you
  • 00:32:54.000 --> 00:32:55.010
  • what he said to Jeremiah.
  • 00:32:55.180 --> 00:32:58.180
  • "If you have run with
  • 00:32:58.180 --> 00:33:00.140
  • the footmen," Jeremiah 12:5,
  • 00:33:00.140 --> 00:33:02.260
  • "run with the footmen,
  • 00:33:02.260 --> 00:33:04.100
  • and they have wearied you,
  • 00:33:04.100 --> 00:33:06.170
  • then how can you contend
  • 00:33:07.280 --> 00:33:10.280
  • with horses?
  • 00:33:10.280 --> 00:33:13.120
  • And if in the land of peace, in
  • 00:33:13.120 --> 00:33:15.060
  • which you trusted, they wearied
  • 00:33:15.060 --> 00:33:16.170
  • you, then how will you do in
  • 00:33:16.250 --> 00:33:19.250
  • the floodplain of the Jordan?"
  • 00:33:21.120 --> 00:33:24.120
  • The title of this little message
  • 00:33:24.120 --> 00:33:25.290
  • is "Second Wind."
  • 00:33:26.150 --> 00:33:29.150
  • It's like when you're running
  • 00:33:32.280 --> 00:33:35.030
  • and your body goes
  • 00:33:35.030 --> 00:33:36.130
  • into oxygen debt.
  • 00:33:36.130 --> 00:33:38.010
  • Your heart's having to pump fast
  • 00:33:38.010 --> 00:33:39.100
  • and you don't have enough oxygen
  • 00:33:39.100 --> 00:33:40.150
  • and lactic acid fills
  • 00:33:40.150 --> 00:33:41.180
  • your muscles.
  • 00:33:41.180 --> 00:33:43.000
  • But then at some point they say
  • 00:33:43.000 --> 00:33:43.240
  • runners get this thing called
  • 00:33:43.240 --> 00:33:45.150
  • the second wind.
  • 00:33:45.150 --> 00:33:46.200
  • Now some of you--
  • 00:33:46.200 --> 00:33:47.100
  • anybody ever experience
  • 00:33:47.100 --> 00:33:48.040
  • the second wind running?
  • 00:33:48.040 --> 00:33:49.110
  • Raise your hand up.
  • 00:33:49.110 --> 00:33:50.140
  • Yeah, okay.
  • 00:33:50.140 --> 00:33:51.210
  • You hit the wall.
  • 00:33:51.210 --> 00:33:52.200
  • I've never experienced that but
  • 00:33:52.200 --> 00:33:54.050
  • I do--I do share your passion
  • 00:33:54.050 --> 00:33:56.260
  • for second wind 'cause I know
  • 00:33:56.260 --> 00:33:58.170
  • every Thanksgiving I thought
  • 00:33:59.220 --> 00:34:02.240
  • I said there was no more room
  • 00:34:05.070 --> 00:34:06.100
  • at the inn.
  • 00:34:06.100 --> 00:34:06.280
  • My stomach is Bethlehem.
  • 00:34:06.280 --> 00:34:09.010
  • But then, after a little while,
  • 00:34:09.060 --> 00:34:12.060
  • I feel better and I say
  • 00:34:12.060 --> 00:34:13.280
  • to myself, "I can eat more pie."
  • 00:34:14.040 --> 00:34:17.040
  • And I do, with gusto.
  • 00:34:17.040 --> 00:34:19.240
  • And I always regret it.
  • 00:34:21.020 --> 00:34:24.020
  • God wants you to get to where
  • 00:34:24.020 --> 00:34:26.170
  • Paul was at.
  • 00:34:27.190 --> 00:34:30.190
  • But to be there, you must not
  • 00:34:30.190 --> 00:34:33.090
  • get stuck where Jeremiah was at.
  • 00:34:34.150 --> 00:34:37.150
  • He wants you to be at a place
  • 00:34:37.150 --> 00:34:40.010
  • where you can face difficulty,
  • 00:34:40.010 --> 00:34:42.010
  • where you can face hardship,
  • 00:34:42.010 --> 00:34:44.030
  • where you can face loss like
  • 00:34:44.030 --> 00:34:45.190
  • Paul and not give up, feeling
  • 00:34:46.040 --> 00:34:49.040
  • dejected, feeling overwhelmed,
  • 00:34:49.040 --> 00:34:51.230
  • feeling lost.
  • 00:34:51.230 --> 00:34:53.290
  • But we've all been there.
  • 00:34:53.290 --> 00:34:55.210
  • We've all felt frustrated
  • 00:34:55.210 --> 00:34:56.290
  • in the will of God.
  • 00:34:56.290 --> 00:34:58.260
  • We've all felt discouraged,
  • 00:34:58.260 --> 00:34:59.230
  • not because we were in sin
  • 00:34:59.230 --> 00:35:01.000
  • and brought trials on our lives,
  • 00:35:01.000 --> 00:35:02.290
  • but because we're suffering in
  • 00:35:02.290 --> 00:35:04.170
  • God's plan, obeying God's plan.
  • 00:35:04.170 --> 00:35:07.050
  • Doesn't seem like it's working,
  • 00:35:07.050 --> 00:35:08.110
  • God.
  • 00:35:08.110 --> 00:35:10.070
  • And at face value, God's answer
  • 00:35:10.070 --> 00:35:12.130
  • to Jeremiah seems so cruel,
  • 00:35:12.130 --> 00:35:14.070
  • doesn't it?
  • 00:35:14.070 --> 00:35:15.180
  • Here he's come, God picked him.
  • 00:35:15.180 --> 00:35:17.070
  • He tried.
  • 00:35:17.070 --> 00:35:17.230
  • He started ministering,
  • 00:35:17.230 --> 00:35:20.050
  • everything went bad, everybody
  • 00:35:20.050 --> 00:35:21.120
  • started saying they were gonna
  • 00:35:21.120 --> 00:35:22.040
  • kill him.
  • 00:35:22.040 --> 00:35:23.030
  • He was, like, "Praise God,
  • 00:35:23.030 --> 00:35:24.080
  • 187 murder death kill,
  • 00:35:24.080 --> 00:35:26.010
  • like, what the heck?"
  • 00:35:26.010 --> 00:35:28.090
  • And so he goes to God
  • 00:35:28.090 --> 00:35:29.000
  • with a complaint and God says,
  • 00:35:29.000 --> 00:35:30.220
  • "Oh, you think that's bad."
  • 00:35:30.220 --> 00:35:31.270
  • [laughing]
  • 00:35:31.270 --> 00:35:33.170
  • Like, how devious is that?
  • 00:35:33.170 --> 00:35:35.230
  • That's just infantry.
  • 00:35:35.230 --> 00:35:37.140
  • The horses are coming.
  • 00:35:37.140 --> 00:35:39.090
  • If you can't keep up running
  • 00:35:39.090 --> 00:35:40.210
  • with footmen, how are you ever
  • 00:35:40.210 --> 00:35:42.120
  • gonna run with wild stallions?
  • 00:35:42.120 --> 00:35:45.080
  • What he's saying is,
  • 00:35:45.080 --> 00:35:46.100
  • "Bro, you're just in Anathoth.
  • 00:35:46.100 --> 00:35:49.080
  • We're not in Jerusalem yet.
  • 00:35:49.080 --> 00:35:51.120
  • We're not in Egypt yet.
  • 00:35:51.120 --> 00:35:53.180
  • We're not standing before
  • 00:35:53.180 --> 00:35:54.070
  • the king yet.
  • 00:35:54.070 --> 00:35:55.160
  • The Babylonian army
  • 00:35:55.160 --> 00:35:56.100
  • hasn't shown up yet.
  • 00:35:56.100 --> 00:35:57.220
  • If you're fainting now--"
  • 00:35:57.220 --> 00:35:59.280
  • He's saying, basically,
  • 00:35:59.280 --> 00:36:01.000
  • "Cheer up, Wesley.
  • 00:36:01.000 --> 00:36:01.280
  • I'll most likely kill you
  • 00:36:01.280 --> 00:36:02.200
  • in the morning,"
  • 00:36:02.200 --> 00:36:04.140
  • to quote the princess bride.
  • 00:36:04.140 --> 00:36:06.070
  • If you never heard of it,
  • 00:36:06.070 --> 00:36:06.270
  • please do google it.
  • 00:36:06.270 --> 00:36:09.230
  • Rodents of unusual size?
  • 00:36:09.230 --> 00:36:10.270
  • I don't believe they exist.
  • 00:36:11.240 --> 00:36:14.240
  • So Jeremiah's bent over.
  • 00:36:14.240 --> 00:36:16.120
  • He looks like he's gonna
  • 00:36:18.000 --> 00:36:21.000
  • throw up.
  • 00:36:21.000 --> 00:36:21.210
  • I remember the first time I went
  • 00:36:21.210 --> 00:36:22.130
  • on a long road bike ride up
  • 00:36:22.130 --> 00:36:23.120
  • a hill, I was doubled over,
  • 00:36:23.120 --> 00:36:25.050
  • off the side, hanging onto
  • 00:36:25.050 --> 00:36:26.260
  • my handlebars, throwing up,
  • 00:36:26.260 --> 00:36:28.090
  • with the guy who took me
  • 00:36:28.090 --> 00:36:29.090
  • out just laughing.
  • 00:36:29.090 --> 00:36:30.100
  • And that's what God seems
  • 00:36:30.100 --> 00:36:31.020
  • to be doing.
  • 00:36:31.020 --> 00:36:32.060
  • Jeremiah's, like, retching in
  • 00:36:32.060 --> 00:36:33.170
  • the bushes and God's, like,
  • 00:36:33.170 --> 00:36:35.010
  • Puke and rally, c'mon.
  • 00:36:37.030 --> 00:36:38.150
  • We can do this."
  • 00:36:39.230 --> 00:36:42.230
  • And I don't know when
  • 00:36:42.230 --> 00:36:45.130
  • you found out the hard way that
  • 00:36:45.130 --> 00:36:47.080
  • your first wind is not enough.
  • 00:36:52.210 --> 00:36:55.210
  • I don't know when you found out
  • 00:36:55.210 --> 00:36:56.280
  • the hard way that you don't have
  • 00:36:56.280 --> 00:36:58.050
  • enough in your own flesh
  • 00:36:58.050 --> 00:36:59.130
  • that it will accomplish
  • 00:36:59.130 --> 00:37:00.110
  • anything lasting.
  • 00:37:00.110 --> 00:37:02.260
  • What trial was it that rattled
  • 00:37:02.260 --> 00:37:04.010
  • you to the core?
  • 00:37:04.010 --> 00:37:05.180
  • Was it the sexual assault?
  • 00:37:05.180 --> 00:37:07.270
  • The divorce of your parents?
  • 00:37:07.270 --> 00:37:10.180
  • Was it the head-on collision
  • 00:37:10.180 --> 00:37:11.120
  • that killed your best friend?
  • 00:37:11.180 --> 00:37:14.180
  • I know, for me, I found out just
  • 00:37:14.180 --> 00:37:16.140
  • what my first wind could do when
  • 00:37:16.290 --> 00:37:19.290
  • my daughter was lying on a
  • 00:37:19.290 --> 00:37:20.280
  • kitchen counter and I was doing
  • 00:37:20.280 --> 00:37:23.150
  • CPR and my wind from my lungs
  • 00:37:24.250 --> 00:37:27.250
  • was filling up hers and
  • 00:37:27.250 --> 00:37:30.200
  • my first wind could do nothing
  • 00:37:30.200 --> 00:37:33.070
  • to stop death from coming.
  • 00:37:34.080 --> 00:37:37.080
  • And the truth is if you haven't
  • 00:37:37.080 --> 00:37:39.070
  • yet, you will find out the hard
  • 00:37:39.070 --> 00:37:40.250
  • way that you can accomplish
  • 00:37:40.250 --> 00:37:43.060
  • nothing powerful and lasting and
  • 00:37:43.060 --> 00:37:45.280
  • eternal in your own strength.
  • 00:37:45.280 --> 00:37:48.050
  • That all of us are like Samson
  • 00:37:48.050 --> 00:37:50.110
  • with a buzz cut on our own.
  • 00:37:51.240 --> 00:37:54.240
  • Even as pastors, even as
  • 00:37:54.240 --> 00:37:56.120
  • leaders, even when you've
  • 00:37:56.120 --> 00:37:58.200
  • written a book about how to turn
  • 00:37:58.200 --> 00:38:01.050
  • pain into power, one of the most
  • 00:38:01.060 --> 00:38:04.060
  • life-giving things Louie's
  • 00:38:04.060 --> 00:38:05.180
  • ever told me was the day after
  • 00:38:05.180 --> 00:38:08.080
  • "Through the Eyes of a Lion"
  • 00:38:08.080 --> 00:38:09.100
  • released.
  • 00:38:09.100 --> 00:38:11.000
  • We were sitting in a hotel lobby
  • 00:38:11.000 --> 00:38:12.010
  • and it was close to 2
  • 00:38:12.010 --> 00:38:13.200
  • in the morning and he said--
  • 00:38:13.200 --> 00:38:15.190
  • and I wrote it down
  • 00:38:15.190 --> 00:38:16.070
  • in my journal that night.
  • 00:38:16.070 --> 00:38:18.230
  • He said, "Levi, even though you
  • 00:38:18.230 --> 00:38:20.190
  • have written this book and will
  • 00:38:20.190 --> 00:38:22.160
  • be seen as a trophy of grace
  • 00:38:22.160 --> 00:38:24.130
  • in grief, you are still allowed
  • 00:38:24.130 --> 00:38:27.130
  • to hurt and are still allowed
  • 00:38:27.130 --> 00:38:29.210
  • to have bad days
  • 00:38:29.210 --> 00:38:31.110
  • where you have trouble believing
  • 00:38:31.110 --> 00:38:32.250
  • what you've written
  • 00:38:32.250 --> 00:38:33.190
  • in the pages of this book."
  • 00:38:34.250 --> 00:38:37.250
  • And bad days come.
  • 00:38:37.250 --> 00:38:39.260
  • I had a bad day last week,
  • 00:38:39.260 --> 00:38:42.240
  • getting ready to preach.
  • 00:38:42.240 --> 00:38:45.110
  • About to write a message and I
  • 00:38:45.110 --> 00:38:47.010
  • got so discouraged in the
  • 00:38:47.010 --> 00:38:48.090
  • writing of the message that I
  • 00:38:48.090 --> 00:38:50.150
  • felt like I shouldn't do this.
  • 00:38:50.150 --> 00:38:51.220
  • Get discouraged leading.
  • 00:38:55.060 --> 00:38:56.230
  • Get discouraged as a dad.
  • 00:38:56.230 --> 00:38:58.290
  • I get discouraged,
  • 00:38:58.290 --> 00:39:00.100
  • still in grief.
  • 00:39:00.100 --> 00:39:02.200
  • Lenya's birthday
  • 00:39:02.200 --> 00:39:03.080
  • this year sucker punched me.
  • 00:39:03.080 --> 00:39:05.120
  • Just came up and
  • 00:39:05.120 --> 00:39:06.030
  • I thought I was ready for it.
  • 00:39:06.030 --> 00:39:07.130
  • Just decimated me.
  • 00:39:07.130 --> 00:39:08.080
  • Me and my wife are fighting
  • 00:39:08.080 --> 00:39:08.280
  • Ministry is hard.
  • 00:39:10.140 --> 00:39:13.140
  • Leading in the church is hard.
  • 00:39:13.140 --> 00:39:14.150
  • Following Jesus is hard.
  • 00:39:15.150 --> 00:39:18.150
  • And in a first wind attempt,
  • 00:39:18.150 --> 00:39:20.260
  • we can't prevail.
  • 00:39:21.100 --> 00:39:24.100
  • Jesus promised, though,
  • 00:39:24.170 --> 00:39:27.170
  • he's overcome the world.
  • 00:39:27.170 --> 00:39:29.140
  • That's the good news.
  • 00:39:29.140 --> 00:39:31.020
  • The bad news is we still gotta
  • 00:39:31.020 --> 00:39:32.050
  • get through this part called,
  • 00:39:32.050 --> 00:39:33.180
  • "In this world
  • 00:39:33.180 --> 00:39:34.250
  • you will have tribulation."
  • 00:39:35.160 --> 00:39:38.160
  • First takeaway truth if you
  • 00:39:38.160 --> 00:39:39.140
  • jot stuff down: "The only way
  • 00:39:39.140 --> 00:39:42.020
  • to your destiny is through
  • 00:39:42.020 --> 00:39:43.250
  • difficulty and disappointment."
  • 00:39:44.030 --> 00:39:47.030
  • God bless you.
  • 00:39:47.030 --> 00:39:47.200
  • Thanks for coming.
  • 00:39:47.200 --> 00:39:50.060
  • But it's true.
  • 00:39:50.060 --> 00:39:51.210
  • That's the only way to get
  • 00:39:51.210 --> 00:39:52.260
  • to these big things, chosen
  • 00:39:52.260 --> 00:39:54.210
  • generation, royal priesthood,
  • 00:39:54.210 --> 00:39:57.050
  • kings and priests to our God,
  • 00:39:57.050 --> 00:39:58.270
  • root out and build and sow and
  • 00:39:58.270 --> 00:40:01.030
  • plant and this is going to hurt.
  • 00:40:10.270 --> 00:40:13.270
  • I feel like, even though
  • 00:40:13.270 --> 00:40:15.040
  • it seems mean for God
  • 00:40:15.040 --> 00:40:16.210
  • to say this to Jeremiah,
  • 00:40:16.210 --> 00:40:19.170
  • there's comfort in it.
  • 00:40:19.170 --> 00:40:22.090
  • Because God knew
  • 00:40:22.090 --> 00:40:23.030
  • that Jeremiah didn't need to be
  • 00:40:23.030 --> 00:40:24.100
  • coddled or cuddled,
  • 00:40:24.100 --> 00:40:26.030
  • he needed to be challenged.
  • 00:40:26.030 --> 00:40:28.070
  • He needed to be reminded
  • 00:40:28.070 --> 00:40:29.190
  • of his calling.
  • 00:40:29.190 --> 00:40:31.000
  • He needed to be reminded
  • 00:40:31.000 --> 00:40:32.090
  • of the original dream.
  • 00:40:32.090 --> 00:40:33.210
  • And by God saying,
  • 00:40:33.210 --> 00:40:34.180
  • "This which is hurting you,
  • 00:40:34.180 --> 00:40:36.000
  • this which is taking you out,
  • 00:40:36.000 --> 00:40:37.090
  • is still parochial.
  • 00:40:37.090 --> 00:40:38.260
  • This is still juvenile.
  • 00:40:38.260 --> 00:40:40.020
  • This is still small compared
  • 00:40:40.020 --> 00:40:41.150
  • to the enormous things I have
  • 00:40:41.150 --> 00:40:42.210
  • promised to do for you.
  • 00:40:42.210 --> 00:40:45.100
  • You see, he's reminding of
  • 00:40:45.100 --> 00:40:46.070
  • his calling because your calling
  • 00:40:46.070 --> 00:40:48.050
  • is pregnant with power.
  • 00:40:49.020 --> 00:40:52.020
  • And he would remind him of the
  • 00:40:52.020 --> 00:40:52.270
  • original dream and the original
  • 00:40:52.270 --> 00:40:54.060
  • plan which was never to go out
  • 00:40:54.060 --> 00:40:55.240
  • in your own strength which was
  • 00:40:55.240 --> 00:40:57.010
  • never to build Jeremiah's
  • 00:40:57.010 --> 00:40:58.060
  • kingdom but to build
  • 00:40:58.060 --> 00:40:59.070
  • the kingdom.
  • 00:40:59.070 --> 00:41:00.120
  • To focus on the name above
  • 00:41:00.120 --> 00:41:01.210
  • every name.
  • 00:41:01.210 --> 00:41:03.170
  • Therefore, Jeremiah could be
  • 00:41:03.170 --> 00:41:05.200
  • ready for what was coming
  • 00:41:05.200 --> 00:41:08.030
  • because you can't be surprised
  • 00:41:08.030 --> 00:41:10.160
  • And that's why you and I
  • 00:41:13.230 --> 00:41:14.150
  • must train for the trial
  • 00:41:14.150 --> 00:41:16.080
  • we're not yet in.
  • 00:41:16.080 --> 00:41:18.040
  • We must live our life knowing
  • 00:41:18.040 --> 00:41:19.030
  • difficult days are coming.
  • 00:41:19.030 --> 00:41:21.010
  • You've gotta eat
  • 00:41:21.010 --> 00:41:21.180
  • before you're hungry.
  • 00:41:21.180 --> 00:41:22.200
  • You've gotta drink
  • 00:41:22.200 --> 00:41:23.120
  • before you're thirsty.
  • 00:41:23.120 --> 00:41:24.170
  • You've gotta keep a word
  • 00:41:24.170 --> 00:41:25.100
  • from God ready in your heart,
  • 00:41:25.100 --> 00:41:26.230
  • due season, that you're always
  • 00:41:26.230 --> 00:41:28.050
  • ready to give an account for
  • 00:41:28.050 --> 00:41:29.140
  • the faith that lies within you.
  • 00:41:29.140 --> 00:41:30.130
  • You can't just be rolling
  • 00:41:30.130 --> 00:41:32.030
  • You gotta be on your tip-toes.
  • 00:41:34.250 --> 00:41:36.220
  • Lions never walk flat-footed.
  • 00:41:36.220 --> 00:41:38.260
  • Whether running or standing,
  • 00:41:38.260 --> 00:41:39.240
  • they're always on tip-toe.
  • 00:41:39.240 --> 00:41:41.040
  • They're always poised to attack.
  • 00:41:41.040 --> 00:41:42.140
  • They're always ready to strike,
  • 00:41:42.140 --> 00:41:44.080
  • ready to jump, ready to run.
  • 00:41:44.080 --> 00:41:46.150
  • And so must we be.
  • 00:41:46.150 --> 00:41:49.140
  • And I think that's
  • 00:41:49.140 --> 00:41:50.070
  • what Paul knew.
  • 00:41:50.070 --> 00:41:51.230
  • And I think that's how Paul
  • 00:41:51.230 --> 00:41:53.000
  • faced what he did.
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  • That's how he faced
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  • being stoned.
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  • That's how Paul faced
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  • imprisonment.
  • 00:41:57.270 --> 00:41:58.220
  • That's how Paul in prison,
  • 00:41:58.220 --> 00:42:00.250
  • on death row, basically,
  • 00:42:00.250 --> 00:42:03.130
  • is writing a letter to encourage
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  • the Philippians.
  • 00:42:04.120 --> 00:42:06.250
  • Paul knew, second takeaway
  • 00:42:06.250 --> 00:42:07.200
  • truth, there are
  • 00:42:07.200 --> 00:42:08.250
  • two sides to every chain.
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  • Yeah, yeah, he's lying there in
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  • a prison cell and he's got on
  • 00:42:14.240 --> 00:42:16.270
  • his right and on his left, two
  • 00:42:16.270 --> 00:42:18.240
  • Roman soldiers chained to him
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  • and, sure, if he wanted to go
  • 00:42:20.170 --> 00:42:22.140
  • whining, he could whine.
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  • I think we would all allow Paul
  • 00:42:24.220 --> 00:42:25.200
  • to whine, wouldn't we?
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  • Paul knew there are two sides
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  • to every chain.
  • 00:42:28.270 --> 00:42:29.250
  • He didn't look at the situation
  • 00:42:29.250 --> 00:42:30.170
  • and go, "Gosh,
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  • I'm chained to this guard."
  • 00:42:32.030 --> 00:42:33.230
  • He looked at it and said,
  • 00:42:33.230 --> 00:42:34.160
  • "The guard is chained to me.
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  • He can't go anywhere."
  • 00:42:38.040 --> 00:42:39.140
  • So that's how Paul said,
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  • "It's become evident
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  • to the whole palace guard.
  • 00:42:40.290 --> 00:42:42.200
  • These elite praetorian soldiers
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  • who answered to Caesar himself,
  • 00:42:44.250 --> 00:42:47.130
  • they in shifts of four are
  • 00:42:47.130 --> 00:42:49.030
  • with me all the time and I get
  • 00:42:49.030 --> 00:42:50.240
  • to testify to the grace,
  • 00:42:50.240 --> 00:42:52.110
  • and I get to share the light
  • 00:42:52.110 --> 00:42:53.090
  • that's in my eyes with them.
  • 00:42:53.090 --> 00:42:55.060
  • This situation God has smuggled
  • 00:42:55.060 --> 00:42:57.110
  • in a passport for me to reach
  • 00:42:57.110 --> 00:42:59.220
  • them with the gospel."
  • 00:42:59.220 --> 00:43:01.200
  • And if you get to the end of
  • 00:43:01.200 --> 00:43:02.120
  • Philippians chapter 4, verse 22,
  • 00:43:02.120 --> 00:43:04.180
  • he tells the church, he says,
  • 00:43:04.180 --> 00:43:06.050
  • "Hey, all the saints in Rome
  • 00:43:06.050 --> 00:43:07.180
  • say, 'Hi.'
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  • Oh, especially those
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  • of Caesar's household,"
  • 00:43:09.270 --> 00:43:12.100
  • Philippians 4:22.
  • 00:43:12.100 --> 00:43:14.090
  • All of the saints in Caesar's
  • 00:43:14.090 --> 00:43:15.130
  • household say, "Hi."
  • 00:43:15.130 --> 00:43:16.180
  • How did they get saved?
  • 00:43:16.180 --> 00:43:17.270
  • Because God sent Paul into a
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  • prison.
  • 00:43:18.280 --> 00:43:19.290
  • How did God save the nation of
  • 00:43:19.290 --> 00:43:20.210
  • Israel?
  • 00:43:20.210 --> 00:43:21.130
  • By sending Joseph into a pit.
  • 00:43:21.130 --> 00:43:23.260
  • What dream has God put into your
  • 00:43:23.260 --> 00:43:25.140
  • heart and how might he
  • 00:43:25.140 --> 00:43:26.270
  • accomplish it in a roundabout
  • 00:43:26.270 --> 00:43:28.190
  • way that's gonna involve you
  • 00:43:28.190 --> 00:43:30.010
  • There are two sides to every
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  • chain.
  • 00:43:34.160 --> 00:43:36.090
  • Jot this down as well.
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  • It is an honor to be trusted
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  • with pain.
  • 00:43:39.140 --> 00:43:40.240
  • It is an honor to be allowed
  • 00:43:40.240 --> 00:43:41.290
  • to suffer.
  • 00:43:41.290 --> 00:43:43.150
  • And here's the question.
  • 00:43:43.150 --> 00:43:44.210
  • puts you through, would you be
  • 00:43:47.110 --> 00:43:50.110
  • willing to use your pain as a
  • 00:43:50.110 --> 00:43:52.230
  • platform for the nation's
  • 00:43:52.230 --> 00:43:54.140
  • salvation?
  • 00:43:54.140 --> 00:43:57.070
  • Would you be willing to be
  • 00:43:57.070 --> 00:43:58.010
  • broken so that God could do the
  • 00:43:58.010 --> 00:44:00.240
  • work he wants to do in the
  • 00:44:00.240 --> 00:44:01.290
  • earth?
  • 00:44:01.290 --> 00:44:03.150
  • God's favorite math is
  • 00:44:03.150 --> 00:44:04.130
  • multiplication but that takes
  • 00:44:04.130 --> 00:44:06.290
  • breaking for Jesus always
  • 00:44:06.290 --> 00:44:09.060
  • breaks the bread
  • 00:44:09.060 --> 00:44:10.160
  • before he multiplies it.
  • 00:44:10.160 --> 00:44:12.160
  • And so we have to lean in to the
  • 00:44:12.160 --> 00:44:14.000
  • breaking as he seeks to multiply
  • 00:44:14.250 --> 00:44:17.250
  • what he's given to us.
  • 00:44:17.250 --> 00:44:20.070
  • And the last thing I wanna say
  • 00:44:20.070 --> 00:44:21.090
  • to you is in your attempts to
  • 00:44:23.020 --> 00:44:26.020
  • live for Jesus, in the midst of
  • 00:44:26.020 --> 00:44:27.160
  • brokenness, in the midst of
  • 00:44:27.160 --> 00:44:28.220
  • pain, in the midst of difficulty
  • 00:44:28.220 --> 00:44:30.260
  • and hardship, is don't rely on
  • 00:44:33.140 --> 00:44:36.140
  • willpower because you have God's
  • 00:44:36.160 --> 00:44:39.160
  • power.
  • 00:44:39.250 --> 00:44:42.250
  • 'Cause the last thing that needs
  • 00:44:42.250 --> 00:44:44.170
  • to happen is to say, "Okay, my
  • 00:44:44.170 --> 00:44:46.140
  • hurt, my scars, my pain, my
  • 00:44:46.140 --> 00:44:48.170
  • shame, my victor story that
  • 00:44:48.200 --> 00:44:51.200
  • begins where my victim story
  • 00:44:51.200 --> 00:44:53.150
  • ends, me no longer looking at
  • 00:44:53.150 --> 00:44:55.160
  • 'I'm chained to this
  • 00:44:55.160 --> 00:44:56.220
  • wheelchair,' 'I'm chained to
  • 00:44:56.220 --> 00:44:58.110
  • this chemotherapy,' 'I'm chained
  • 00:44:58.110 --> 00:45:00.040
  • to this family,' 'I'm chained to
  • 00:45:00.040 --> 00:45:02.080
  • this roommate,' 'I'm--'"
  • 00:45:02.080 --> 00:45:03.180
  • We're gonna start now saying,
  • 00:45:03.180 --> 00:45:04.270
  • "It is chained to me.
  • 00:45:04.270 --> 00:45:07.090
  • And I'm gonna shine the light
  • 00:45:07.090 --> 00:45:08.190
  • and I'm gonna show the love and
  • 00:45:08.190 --> 00:45:10.000
  • I'm gonna share Christ and the
  • 00:45:10.000 --> 00:45:11.080
  • world's gonna smell Jesus on
  • 00:45:11.080 --> 00:45:12.180
  • me."
  • 00:45:12.180 --> 00:45:14.150
  • But we're not gonna do that in
  • 00:45:14.150 --> 00:45:15.130
  • our own strength because
  • 00:45:15.130 --> 00:45:18.090
  • Jeremiah showed us what happens
  • 00:45:18.090 --> 00:45:19.240
  • there.
  • 00:45:19.240 --> 00:45:20.260
  • You can't even run with the
  • 00:45:20.260 --> 00:45:21.210
  • footmen of Anathoth, much less
  • 00:45:21.210 --> 00:45:23.230
  • the horses of beyond.
  • 00:45:24.230 --> 00:45:27.230
  • So what do we do when our first
  • 00:45:27.230 --> 00:45:30.150
  • wind fails us?
  • 00:45:30.150 --> 00:45:32.240
  • We trust God for a second wind,
  • 00:45:33.010 --> 00:45:36.010
  • another wind, a powerful wind
  • 00:45:36.010 --> 00:45:38.120
  • and that is the wind of
  • 00:45:38.120 --> 00:45:39.170
  • his Holy Spirit from heaven.
  • 00:45:39.170 --> 00:45:41.160
  • You see, the first wind came
  • 00:45:41.160 --> 00:45:42.220
  • in the garden when God
  • 00:45:42.220 --> 00:45:44.010
  • breathed into Adam's lungs
  • 00:45:44.010 --> 00:45:45.090
  • the air of life.
  • 00:45:45.090 --> 00:45:46.200
  • But the second wind came at
  • 00:45:46.200 --> 00:45:48.000
  • Pentecost when Jesus sent the
  • 00:45:48.000 --> 00:45:49.220
  • Helper from heaven to be with
  • 00:45:49.220 --> 00:45:51.160
  • us, to encourage us, to comfort
  • 00:45:51.160 --> 00:45:52.260
  • us, to empower us, to convict
  • 00:45:52.260 --> 00:45:54.180
  • us, to take us where we can't go
  • 00:45:54.180 --> 00:45:56.110
  • on our own, to give us
  • 00:45:56.110 --> 00:45:57.250
  • revelation, to transform us,
  • 00:45:57.250 --> 00:45:59.160
  • and to give us spirit
  • 00:45:59.160 --> 00:46:00.290
  • and gifts and power.
  • 00:46:01.160 --> 00:46:04.160
  • Spurgeon said, "Far too many
  • 00:46:04.160 --> 00:46:07.020
  • Christians have come only
  • 00:46:07.020 --> 00:46:08.020
  • through Calvary but not through
  • 00:46:08.020 --> 00:46:09.240
  • Pentecost.
  • 00:46:09.240 --> 00:46:11.060
  • And so, as a result, we are
  • 00:46:11.060 --> 00:46:12.070
  • butterflies where we are meant
  • 00:46:12.070 --> 00:46:13.140
  • to be eagles."
  • 00:46:13.140 --> 00:46:15.120
  • Old Testament priests had to be
  • 00:46:15.120 --> 00:46:16.090
  • anointed with blood and oil and
  • 00:46:16.090 --> 00:46:17.200
  • so do we.
  • 00:46:17.200 --> 00:46:19.270
  • We need the blood, yes.
  • 00:46:19.270 --> 00:46:20.200
  • But we need the oil
  • 00:46:20.200 --> 00:46:21.240
  • of the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:46:21.240 --> 00:46:23.120
  • We need to lift our eyes to
  • 00:46:23.120 --> 00:46:24.190
  • the hills from whence our help
  • 00:46:24.190 --> 00:46:26.060
  • comes from.
  • 00:46:26.060 --> 00:46:27.070
  • We need Jesus to pour his Spirit
  • 00:46:27.070 --> 00:46:29.040
  • upon us, to give us what we are,
  • 00:46:29.040 --> 00:46:31.010
  • to make us who we cannot become
  • 00:46:31.010 --> 00:46:32.160
  • on our own.
  • 00:46:32.160 --> 00:46:34.000
  • And so I pray that for you,
  • 00:46:34.000 --> 00:46:35.070
  • Father.
  • 00:46:35.070 --> 00:46:35.230
  • I pray for every heart,
  • 00:46:35.230 --> 00:46:36.200
  • for the callings that they have
  • 00:46:37.280 --> 00:46:40.280
  • even in their suffering,
  • 00:46:40.280 --> 00:46:42.090
  • even in their brokenness.
  • 00:46:42.090 --> 00:46:44.200
  • I pray, God, for us to have our
  • 00:46:44.200 --> 00:46:46.280
  • eyes open to see this.
  • 00:46:46.280 --> 00:46:48.040
  • Give us that revelation of
  • 00:46:48.040 --> 00:46:49.250
  • suffering for the glory of God
  • 00:46:49.250 --> 00:46:51.280
  • in the difficulty.
  • 00:46:51.280 --> 00:46:52.280
  • Thank you for your blessings and
  • 00:46:52.280 --> 00:46:53.290
  • your life.
  • 00:46:53.290 --> 00:46:55.000
  • Thank you for what you've done
  • 00:46:55.000 --> 00:46:56.040
  • that we've been witness to in
  • 00:46:56.040 --> 00:46:57.070
  • these days.
  • 00:46:57.070 --> 00:46:57.280
  • Thank you for the way this place
  • 00:46:57.280 --> 00:46:59.030
  • has been shaken and we have
  • 00:46:59.030 --> 00:47:01.060
  • sensed you here moving.
  • 00:47:01.060 --> 00:47:03.090
  • And now let us see ourselves
  • 00:47:03.090 --> 00:47:04.170
  • sent out as ambassadors on
  • 00:47:04.170 --> 00:47:06.050
  • Anathoth where we need to shine
  • 00:47:10.280 --> 00:47:13.030
  • your light and show your love.
  • 00:47:13.030 --> 00:47:15.260
  • And we pray this in the mighty
  • 00:47:15.260 --> 00:47:17.120
  • name, the matchless name.
  • 00:47:17.120 --> 00:47:19.130
  • We all put our hands together
  • 00:47:19.130 --> 00:47:20.140
  • and say, "In the name of Jesus,
  • 00:47:20.140 --> 00:47:22.080
  • Rumors of the Son of Man
  • 00:47:35.240 --> 00:47:38.240
  • Stories of a Savior
  • 00:47:41.280 --> 00:47:44.280
  • Holiness with human hands
  • 00:47:47.260 --> 00:47:50.260
  • treasure for the traitor
  • 00:47:53.140 --> 00:47:56.140
  • No ear had heard
  • 00:47:56.140 --> 00:47:58.030
  • no eye had seen
  • 00:47:59.070 --> 00:48:02.090
  • the image of the Father
  • 00:48:04.290 --> 00:48:07.290
  • until heaven came to live
  • 00:48:07.290 --> 00:48:10.200
  • with me
  • 00:48:11.130 --> 00:48:14.130
  • a rescue like no other
  • 00:48:14.130 --> 00:48:17.090
  • - male: Let him hear it!
  • 00:48:17.090 --> 00:48:18.220
  • [music]
  • 00:48:18.220 --> 00:48:19.200
  • Yes, you are worthy
  • 00:48:20.060 --> 00:48:23.060
  • You're worthy of your name
  • 00:48:25.040 --> 00:48:28.040
  • Yes, you are worthy
  • 00:48:32.070 --> 00:48:35.070
  • No fear, you are worthy
  • 00:48:36.150 --> 00:48:39.150
  • of your name
  • 00:48:39.160 --> 00:48:42.160
  • Now Jesus!
  • 00:48:46.280 --> 00:48:49.280
  • You did not speak
  • 00:48:49.280 --> 00:48:51.040
  • you made no sound
  • 00:48:52.170 --> 00:48:55.170
  • You died for your accusers
  • 00:48:55.220 --> 00:48:58.220
  • - male: That's you and me!
  • 00:48:58.220 --> 00:49:00.150
  • [music]
  • 00:49:00.150 --> 00:49:01.280
  • As your blood fell
  • 00:49:01.280 --> 00:49:03.210
  • to the ground
  • 00:49:04.140 --> 00:49:07.140
  • you redefined my future
  • 00:49:07.170 --> 00:49:10.170
  • - male: Every step.
  • 00:49:10.170 --> 00:49:11.140
  • [music]
  • 00:49:11.140 --> 00:49:13.140
  • On the day that you arose
  • 00:49:16.070 --> 00:49:19.070
  • the darkness ran for cover
  • 00:49:21.270 --> 00:49:24.270
  • for the King of kings
  • 00:49:24.270 --> 00:49:26.190
  • has claimed his throne oh
  • 00:49:28.060 --> 00:49:31.060
  • now until forever
  • 00:49:32.240 --> 00:49:35.240
  • Yes, you are worthy
  • 00:49:36.290 --> 00:49:39.290
  • You are worthy
  • 00:49:41.240 --> 00:49:44.240
  • of your name
  • 00:49:44.240 --> 00:49:47.220
  • You are worthy
  • 00:49:50.160 --> 00:49:53.160
  • You are worthy
  • 00:49:53.160 --> 00:49:56.050
  • of your name
  • 00:49:56.220 --> 00:49:59.220
  • Jesus!
  • 00:50:03.230 --> 00:50:06.230
  • I trust you
  • 00:50:09.040 --> 00:50:12.040
  • You're my author
  • 00:50:12.040 --> 00:50:14.130
  • my maker
  • 00:50:14.130 --> 00:50:15.240
  • my ransom
  • 00:50:15.240 --> 00:50:17.030
  • my Savior
  • 00:50:17.030 --> 00:50:18.190
  • my refuge
  • 00:50:18.190 --> 00:50:20.010
  • my hiding place
  • 00:50:20.010 --> 00:50:22.120
  • - male: Like you know
  • 00:50:22.120 --> 00:50:22.290
  • he's here, c'mon.
  • 00:50:22.290 --> 00:50:24.110
  • [music]
  • 00:50:24.110 --> 00:50:25.130
  • You're my helper
  • 00:50:25.130 --> 00:50:26.170
  • my healer
  • 00:50:26.170 --> 00:50:27.200
  • my blessed redeemer
  • 00:50:27.200 --> 00:50:30.100
  • my answer
  • 00:50:30.100 --> 00:50:31.250
  • my saving grace
  • 00:50:31.250 --> 00:50:34.110
  • You're my hope
  • 00:50:34.120 --> 00:50:37.120
  • in the shadows
  • 00:50:37.120 --> 00:50:39.040
  • my strength in the battle
  • 00:50:39.060 --> 00:50:42.060
  • my anchor for all my days
  • 00:50:43.080 --> 00:50:46.080
  • You stand by my side
  • 00:50:47.220 --> 00:50:50.220
  • you stood in my place
  • 00:50:51.070 --> 00:50:54.070
  • Jesus, no other name
  • 00:50:55.240 --> 00:50:58.240
  • No, only Jesus
  • 00:50:58.240 --> 00:51:01.190
  • No other name
  • 00:51:02.040 --> 00:51:05.040
  • You are worthy
  • 00:51:05.100 --> 00:51:08.100
  • Yes, you are
  • 00:51:08.100 --> 00:51:10.180
  • You are worthy
  • 00:51:10.180 --> 00:51:13.130
  • of your name
  • 00:51:13.140 --> 00:51:16.140
  • You are worthy
  • 00:51:17.090 --> 00:51:20.090
  • you are worthy
  • 00:51:22.110 --> 00:51:25.110
  • you are worthy
  • 00:51:25.130 --> 00:51:28.130
  • my Jesus
  • 00:51:29.250 --> 00:51:32.250
  • Who was like
  • 00:51:32.250 --> 00:51:33.270
  • the Lord God Almighty
  • 00:51:35.130 --> 00:51:38.130
  • - male: So c'mon, sing it!
  • 00:51:38.130 --> 00:51:39.090
  • [music]
  • 00:51:39.090 --> 00:51:40.110
  • Yes, you are worthy
  • 00:51:40.280 --> 00:51:43.280
  • Yeah
  • 00:51:43.280 --> 00:51:46.080
  • You are worthy
  • 00:51:46.080 --> 00:51:48.270
  • of your name
  • 00:51:49.040 --> 00:51:52.040
  • Yes, you are worthy
  • 00:51:55.070 --> 00:51:58.070
  • You are worthy
  • 00:51:58.070 --> 00:52:01.080
  • of your name
  • 00:52:01.210 --> 00:52:04.210
  • My Jesus
  • 00:52:06.200 --> 00:52:09.200
  • Yes, you are
  • 00:52:09.200 --> 00:52:11.150
  • You bring sight
  • 00:52:11.150 --> 00:52:12.080
  • to the blind man
  • 00:52:12.080 --> 00:52:13.210
  • You bring hope
  • 00:52:13.210 --> 00:52:14.180
  • to the hopeless
  • 00:52:14.180 --> 00:52:15.280
  • - Levi: You know, God wants you
  • 00:52:21.250 --> 00:52:23.080
  • just to be the aroma of Christ
  • 00:52:23.080 --> 00:52:24.130
  • diffused through the world.
  • 00:52:24.130 --> 00:52:26.130
  • Scripture talks about us being
  • 00:52:26.130 --> 00:52:28.010
  • this perfume that we would be
  • 00:52:28.080 --> 00:52:31.080
  • able to see in our lives God
  • 00:52:31.080 --> 00:52:32.200
  • bringing the smell of Jesus, the
  • 00:52:32.200 --> 00:52:35.110
  • smell of Christ to the world.
  • 00:52:35.110 --> 00:52:37.100
  • Smell's such a big deal.
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  • Hotels and companies,
  • 00:52:38.180 --> 00:52:40.000
  • businesses, they spend a lot of
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  • time and money and attention
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  • to crafting the smell.
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  • I heard of one hotel that always
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  • puts the smell of freshly baked
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  • cookies into their lobby so that
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  • everyone walks in and just
  • 00:52:49.180 --> 00:52:50.280
  • all of a sudden feels like,
  • 00:52:50.280 --> 00:52:52.080
  • "I'm home."
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  • Well, God wants through your
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  • life for people that come in
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  • contact with you, it could be
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  • a moment in line at a bank or
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  • it could be sitting next to you
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  • in a class, or it could be lying
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  • in the bed next to you
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  • in the intensive care unit,
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  • God wants for what happens
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  • around your life to be just
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  • this smell of life.
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  • The smell of Jesus and it's
  • 00:53:13.190 --> 00:53:14.280
  • gonna have different reactions.
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  • Some will retch at the smell of
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  • life.
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  • Some will hate the smell because
  • 00:53:19.020 --> 00:53:20.210
  • the darkness in their eyes keeps
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  • them from wanting the light to
  • 00:53:22.130 --> 00:53:24.020
  • come in, but others will be so
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  • attracted, others will be so
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  • enticed that they won't lash out
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  • or fight against you like those
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  • who are convicted by you and
  • 00:53:29.210 --> 00:53:31.090
  • push against it.
  • 00:53:31.090 --> 00:53:32.080
  • Some will say, "What's different
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  • about you?"
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  • It may come after a lot of time
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  • studying you.
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  • Maybe even trying to provoke
  • 00:53:37.290 --> 00:53:38.270
  • you, see if they can push you
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  • off this perfect little pedestal
  • 00:53:40.100 --> 00:53:42.260
  • that you seem to be on.
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  • It's not what you're trying to
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  • do, it's just what they will
  • 00:53:45.000 --> 00:53:45.270
  • perceive in you.
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  • Little goody two-shoes, church
  • 00:53:47.030 --> 00:53:48.070
  • religious person.
  • 00:53:48.070 --> 00:53:49.060
  • But when you persist and
  • 00:53:49.060 --> 00:53:50.290
  • continue to just imperfectly
  • 00:53:50.290 --> 00:53:53.070
  • follow a perfect Savior and be
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  • in process as you are but God
  • 00:53:55.200 --> 00:53:57.160
  • working on you, filling you with
  • 00:53:57.160 --> 00:53:59.230
  • glory, filling you with hope,
  • 00:53:59.230 --> 00:54:01.030
  • giving you strength.
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  • As you are compassionate and
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  • selfless and take every
  • 00:54:03.130 --> 00:54:04.240
  • opportunity to point people to
  • 00:54:04.240 --> 00:54:06.150
  • Jesus, to hope that we can have
  • 00:54:06.150 --> 00:54:08.260
  • because of him.
  • 00:54:08.260 --> 00:54:10.040
  • But when their questions come,
  • 00:54:10.040 --> 00:54:11.070
  • and they will, that you are
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  • willing to tell the greatest
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  • story ever told, the story
  • 00:54:14.070 --> 00:54:15.230
  • that's the gospel, the only good
  • 00:54:15.230 --> 00:54:17.060
  • news that we have because all of
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  • us are gonna suffer, all of us
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  • are gonna die.
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  • No one gets off this planet
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  • unscathed and when life hurts
  • 00:54:22.280 --> 00:54:24.190
  • for them, they'll think of you.
  • 00:54:24.190 --> 00:54:26.020
  • It might come 20 years from now.
  • 00:54:26.020 --> 00:54:27.140
  • The phone rings, "Well, we
  • 00:54:27.140 --> 00:54:28.160
  • worked together back then."
  • 00:54:28.160 --> 00:54:29.200
  • You hardly even remember 'em but
  • 00:54:29.200 --> 00:54:30.250
  • they'll say, "We had an
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  • encounter.
  • 00:54:31.230 --> 00:54:32.160
  • We had a moment.
  • 00:54:32.160 --> 00:54:33.070
  • You said something that stuck
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  • with me."
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  • And you'll think to yourself,
  • 00:54:34.290 --> 00:54:36.000
  • "I didn't think they ever
  • 00:54:36.000 --> 00:54:37.040
  • listened to anything I said.
  • 00:54:37.040 --> 00:54:38.160
  • I gave up.
  • 00:54:38.160 --> 00:54:39.020
  • I stopped inviting them."
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  • You'll feel convicted but
  • 00:54:40.000 --> 00:54:41.020
  • they're gonna say to you,
  • 00:54:41.020 --> 00:54:41.280
  • "No, no, no.
  • 00:54:41.280 --> 00:54:42.160
  • You said something
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  • and it stuck with me.
  • 00:54:43.070 --> 00:54:44.040
  • And it was, like, a splinter in
  • 00:54:44.040 --> 00:54:45.140
  • my soul and I'm saved because
  • 00:54:45.140 --> 00:54:46.280
  • of you."
  • 00:54:46.280 --> 00:54:48.240
  • And what will have happened in
  • 00:54:48.240 --> 00:54:49.230
  • that day?
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  • You will have been diffused as
  • 00:54:50.200 --> 00:54:52.280
  • the aroma of Christ to the
  • 00:54:52.280 --> 00:54:54.200
  • world.
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  • That's the good news.
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  • The bad news is there's only one
  • 00:54:56.280 --> 00:54:58.130
  • way to make perfume.
  • 00:54:58.130 --> 00:55:00.080
  • You find precious things and you
  • 00:55:00.080 --> 00:55:02.020
  • crush them.
  • 00:55:02.020 --> 00:55:03.220
  • And so we can believe God that
  • 00:55:03.220 --> 00:55:05.030
  • he wants--you can believe God
  • 00:55:05.030 --> 00:55:06.080
  • that he wants to multiply
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  • salvation through your life but
  • 00:55:07.220 --> 00:55:09.200
  • it's gonna take breaking.
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  • Because, as in the miracle of
  • 00:55:11.220 --> 00:55:12.290
  • the feeding of the 5000, Jesus
  • 00:55:12.290 --> 00:55:14.230
  • always breaks the loaves before
  • 00:55:14.230 --> 00:55:17.130
  • he can distribute them to the
  • 00:55:17.130 --> 00:55:19.040
  • masses.
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  • So don't fight the breaking.
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  • Lean in to the breaking.
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  • And believe that you've told
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  • people that Jesus is the light
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  • of the world.
  • 00:55:27.030 --> 00:55:28.100
  • Well, when life is hard for you,
  • 00:55:28.100 --> 00:55:30.240
  • when trials come to you, they're
  • 00:55:30.240 --> 00:55:32.180
  • gonna lean in because they wanna
  • 00:55:32.180 --> 00:55:34.090
  • see if you can glow in the dark.
  • 00:55:34.090 --> 00:55:37.060
  • And I just dare you to believe
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  • your suffering is not useless,
  • 00:55:38.240 --> 00:55:40.270
  • it's not wasted, it doesn't go
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  • unseen or noticed by heaven.
  • 00:55:42.170 --> 00:55:43.270
  • Jesus personally catches every
  • 00:55:43.270 --> 00:55:46.060
  • tear in a bottle, so to speak.
  • 00:55:46.060 --> 00:55:48.250
  • Now I told that story to my
  • 00:55:48.250 --> 00:55:50.010
  • daughter once.
  • 00:55:50.010 --> 00:55:50.260
  • I said, "Jesus catches our tears
  • 00:55:50.260 --> 00:55:51.230
  • in the bottle."
  • 00:55:51.230 --> 00:55:52.200
  • And she said, "Pff, what, to
  • 00:55:52.200 --> 00:55:53.180
  • drink 'em?"
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  • She was repulsed by the idea.
  • 00:55:54.140 --> 00:55:55.110
  • But you gotta admit, it's pretty
  • 00:55:55.110 --> 00:55:57.120
  • funny.
  • 00:55:57.120 --> 00:55:57.280
  • But he doesn't catch 'em to
  • 00:55:57.280 --> 00:55:59.080
  • drink 'em, of course.
  • 00:55:59.080 --> 00:56:00.060
  • He catches them and his way of
  • 00:56:00.060 --> 00:56:02.050
  • saying, "I saw that and I plan
  • 00:56:02.050 --> 00:56:04.030
  • to redeem it.
  • 00:56:04.030 --> 00:56:05.150
  • Every one of those tears will
  • 00:56:05.150 --> 00:56:06.210
  • eventually be overturned.
  • 00:56:06.210 --> 00:56:08.130
  • I'm gonna use what was meant for
  • 00:56:08.130 --> 00:56:10.060
  • evil to bring my good and for
  • 00:56:10.060 --> 00:56:12.190
  • the saving of many lives."
  • 00:56:12.190 --> 00:56:14.110
  • So lean into the suffering and
  • 00:56:14.110 --> 00:56:15.260
  • let God release through your
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  • - Louie: So here we are, coming
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  • to you from the Georgia Dome
  • 00:56:21.260 --> 00:56:24.040
  • for the very last time
  • 00:56:24.040 --> 00:56:25.190
  • at Passion 2017.
  • 00:56:25.190 --> 00:56:27.260
  • And when I say for the last
  • 00:56:27.260 --> 00:56:28.210
  • time, I mean the last time.
  • 00:56:28.210 --> 00:56:31.000
  • This building that you see
  • 00:56:31.000 --> 00:56:32.040
  • all around me is going to be
  • 00:56:32.040 --> 00:56:34.090
  • destroyed in just a few months.
  • 00:56:34.090 --> 00:56:37.090
  • I mean, I believe God destroyed
  • 00:56:37.090 --> 00:56:38.220
  • the building right now because
  • 00:56:38.220 --> 00:56:40.060
  • he moved so powerfully in the
  • 00:56:40.060 --> 00:56:41.280
  • lives of tens of thousands of us
  • 00:56:41.280 --> 00:56:44.010
  • who are in this place.
  • 00:56:44.010 --> 00:56:46.050
  • But literally, the building
  • 00:56:46.050 --> 00:56:47.040
  • is coming down because
  • 00:56:47.040 --> 00:56:48.020
  • a new stadium's going up
  • 00:56:48.020 --> 00:56:49.140
  • right next door.
  • 00:56:49.140 --> 00:56:50.230
  • Lord willing, one day, Passion's
  • 00:56:50.230 --> 00:56:52.060
  • gonna move over there in that
  • 00:56:52.060 --> 00:56:53.200
  • place but, for now, we're just
  • 00:56:53.200 --> 00:56:55.010
  • standing in absolute amazement
  • 00:56:55.200 --> 00:56:58.200
  • at what God has done
  • 00:56:58.200 --> 00:56:59.280
  • in these days.
  • 00:56:59.280 --> 00:57:01.070
  • You know, my heart has always
  • 00:57:01.070 --> 00:57:03.000
  • believed that God can do
  • 00:57:03.000 --> 00:57:05.080
  • whatever God needs to do
  • 00:57:05.080 --> 00:57:07.100
  • in the time that he's allotted
  • 00:57:07.100 --> 00:57:09.000
  • to do it.
  • 00:57:09.000 --> 00:57:10.010
  • If he has a minute to change
  • 00:57:10.010 --> 00:57:11.050
  • your life, he can change
  • 00:57:11.050 --> 00:57:12.120
  • your life in a minute.
  • 00:57:12.120 --> 00:57:13.140
  • If he has 3 days to change your
  • 00:57:13.140 --> 00:57:14.190
  • life, he can change your life in
  • 00:57:14.190 --> 00:57:16.070
  • 3 days and to think about what
  • 00:57:16.070 --> 00:57:18.180
  • he has packed into these days.
  • 00:57:19.090 --> 00:57:22.090
  • And what he is about to unpack
  • 00:57:22.090 --> 00:57:25.010
  • through all of the people who
  • 00:57:25.010 --> 00:57:26.090
  • have been in this building is
  • 00:57:26.090 --> 00:57:27.140
  • truly staggering to think about.
  • 00:57:27.140 --> 00:57:29.210
  • Our prayer coming into the Dome
  • 00:57:29.210 --> 00:57:31.190
  • was not just that we would
  • 00:57:31.190 --> 00:57:33.000
  • gather a lot of people, invite
  • 00:57:33.000 --> 00:57:34.180
  • you to join with us, gather the
  • 00:57:34.180 --> 00:57:36.070
  • world if you will by virtue of
  • 00:57:36.070 --> 00:57:38.060
  • this program and others like it.
  • 00:57:38.060 --> 00:57:40.130
  • We prayed that we would come
  • 00:57:40.130 --> 00:57:42.010
  • into the Dome, that we would
  • 00:57:42.010 --> 00:57:43.090
  • gather together, and that we
  • 00:57:43.090 --> 00:57:44.240
  • would be scattered by the power
  • 00:57:44.240 --> 00:57:46.220
  • of the Spirit of God to carry
  • 00:57:46.220 --> 00:57:48.070
  • the name of Jesus
  • 00:57:48.070 --> 00:57:49.210
  • to the entire world.
  • 00:57:49.210 --> 00:57:51.250
  • So now, the arrows have been
  • 00:57:51.250 --> 00:57:53.240
  • launched.
  • 00:57:53.240 --> 00:57:55.020
  • The arrows have been launched
  • 00:57:55.020 --> 00:57:56.090
  • North, South, East, and West,
  • 00:57:56.090 --> 00:57:57.110
  • to every spot of earth.
  • 00:57:57.110 --> 00:57:59.190
  • All of us, young and old,
  • 00:57:59.190 --> 00:58:01.050
  • committed in the power of the
  • 00:58:01.050 --> 00:58:02.130
  • Spirit to carry the name of
  • 00:58:02.130 --> 00:58:03.180
  • Jesus to the whole wide world.
  • 00:58:03.180 --> 00:58:06.180
  • God, we thank you so much for
  • 00:58:06.180 --> 00:58:07.210
  • the power of these few days.
  • 00:58:07.210 --> 00:58:09.270
  • I pray that it's landed in the
  • 00:58:09.270 --> 00:58:11.020
  • hearts of these people, even now
  • 00:58:11.020 --> 00:58:12.170
  • and that all of us, you and me
  • 00:58:13.000 --> 00:58:16.000
  • together, we would be carriers
  • 00:58:16.000 --> 00:58:17.140
  • of this great story of grace to
  • 00:58:17.140 --> 00:58:19.150
  • those around us.
  • 00:58:19.150 --> 00:58:20.240
  • God bless you.
  • 00:58:20.240 --> 00:58:21.190
  • Thank you for joining us at
  • 00:58:21.190 --> 00:58:22.170
  • Passion 2017.
  • 00:58:22.170 --> 00:58:24.170
  • Let's carry the story and let's
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