I Know How This Story Ends Part 1

October 12, 2022 | 325 | 27:29

Learn how to give your battles over to God and trust Him with the outcome.

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Steven Furtick | I Know How This Story Ends Part 1 | October 12, 2022
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  • >> 1 samuel 17:50,
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  • >> 1 samuel 17:50, just one scripture today that
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  • Just one scripture today that i want to share with you,
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  • I want to share with you, but it's a good one.
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  • But it's a good one. it says in 1 samuel 17:50,
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  • "so david triumphed
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  • "so david triumphed over the philistine
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  • Over the philistine with a sling and a stone;
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  • With a sling and a stone; without a sword, in his hand,
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  • Without a sword, in his hand, he struck down the philistine
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  • He struck down the philistine and killed him."
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  • ♪ there's power ♪
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  • ♪ there's power ♪ ♪ in the mighty name of jesus ♪
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  • ♪ in the mighty name of jesus ♪ ♪ and every war he wages ♪
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  • ♪ and every war he wages ♪ ♪ he will win ♪
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  • "so david triumphed
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  • "so david triumphed over the philistine,"
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  • Over the philistine," ♪ i'm not backing down ♪
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  • ♪ i'm not backing down ♪ ♪ from any giant ♪
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  • ♪ from any giant ♪ "with a sling and a stone;
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  • "with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand,
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  • Without a sword in his hand, he struck down the philistine
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  • He struck down the philistine and killed him."
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  • And killed him." would you look at your neighbor
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  • Would you look at your neighbor and sing my sermon titled,
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  • "i know how this story ends."
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  • "i know how this story ends." come on, tell
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  • Come on, tell your other neighbor,
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  • Your other neighbor, the saved one, tell them,
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  • "i know how this story ends."
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  • Father, we thank you
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  • For your word, the power of it
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  • And that he who
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  • And that he who began a good work
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  • Began a good work is faithful to complete it,
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  • In jesus' name, amen.
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  • In jesus' name, amen. you may take your seat.
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  • You may take your seat. god bless you.
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  • God bless you. i know how this story ends.
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  • I know how this story ends. because holly and i have
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  • A rule in our marriage that
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  • A rule in our marriage that when she's telling me a story,
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  • When she's telling me a story, if it's a negative story,
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  • If it's a negative story, then i need her to tell me
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  • Then i need her to tell me the ending before she gives me
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  • The ending before she gives me the details because sometimes
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  • The details because sometimes she tells expanded stories,
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  • You like how i said that?
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  • You like how i said that? that was real pc
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  • That was real pc how i said that.
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  • How i said that. that was really cautious
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  • That was really cautious how i said that.
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  • How i said that. she tells stories
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  • She tells stories and puts in all
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  • And puts in all the deleted scenes.
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  • The deleted scenes. it's the director's cut.
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  • It's the director's cut. but sometimes i just
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  • But sometimes i just need to know when she says
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  • Need to know when she says today was a terrible day,
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  • Today was a terrible day, i need to know how this ends.
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  • I need to know how this ends. you know,
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  • You know, how was how was your day?
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  • How was how was your day? oh, and then she starts
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  • Oh, and then she starts with breakfast,
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  • With breakfast, but i need to know, like,
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  • But i need to know, like, well, how much does it cost
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  • Well, how much does it cost at the end of it?
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  • At the end of it? like, you know, is it $7.000?
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  • Like, you know, is it $7.000? or does this do we both have
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  • Or does this do we both have to go to the kids school
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  • To go to the kids school this time or just one of us?
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  • This time or just one of us? i need to know how this ends.
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  • I need to know how this ends. or i'll just get lost
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  • Or i'll just get lost in the middle.
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  • In the middle. it's different when
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  • It's different when you know how it ends.
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  • You know how it ends. if you tell me how it ends,
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  • If you tell me how it ends, you know, don't worry,
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  • You know, don't worry, it's not that bad.
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  • It's not that bad. we got it all worked out.
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  • We got it all worked out. well then i can follow you
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  • Well then i can follow you on all of the twists
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  • On all of the twists but i just need
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  • But i just need to know how it ends.
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  • To know how it ends. i need to know that this
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  • I need to know that this is going to be all right.
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  • Is going to be all right. i need to know
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  • I need to know that it's not fatal.
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  • That it's not fatal. i need to know that
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  • I need to know that they didn't quit.
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  • They didn't quit. you just had a bad meeting,
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  • You just had a bad meeting, because, she'll be telling me
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  • Because, she'll be telling me something about something
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  • Something about something at the office.
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  • At the office. and she'll want to put,
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  • And she'll want to put, you know, she has good
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  • You know, she has good storytelling technique.
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  • Storytelling technique. and she's a great storyteller.
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  • And she's a great storyteller. but that works against us
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  • But that works against us in marital communication,
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  • In marital communication, because i'm not looking
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  • Because i'm not looking for suspense and drama.
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  • For suspense and drama. i just need the bottom line
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  • I just need the bottom line should be like, oh,
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  • Should be like, oh, i had a meeting with
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  • I had a meeting with so and so today went terrible.
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  • So and so today went terrible. and i'm thinking like,
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  • And i'm thinking like, are they moving
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  • Are they moving back to nebraska,
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  • Back to nebraska, where their family's from?
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  • Where their family's from? do we have to
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  • Do we have to replace them on staff,
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  • Replace them on staff, but just tell me how it ends.
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  • But just tell me how it ends. and then you can give me
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  • And then you can give me all the details.
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  • All the details. then you can tell me
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  • Then you can tell me that eggs were on sale
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  • That eggs were on sale when you went back home
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  • When you went back home on the way to the thing
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  • On the way to the thing and then the thing
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  • And then the thing with the thing
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  • With the thing and then the car cut off,
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  • And then the car cut off, but then it cut back on
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  • But then it cut back on and it's not in the shop.
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  • And it's not in the shop. just tell me how it ends
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  • Just tell me how it ends and then i can listen
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  • And then i can listen to the story.
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  • To the story. i wanna show you
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  • I wanna show you something real quick.
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  • Something real quick. this is a picture
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  • This is a picture from our summer vacation
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  • From our summer vacation a few weeks ago.
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  • A few weeks ago. just a picture
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  • Just a picture of some family time
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  • Of some family time that we had.
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  • That we had. yeah, see, that's how it ended.
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  • Yeah, see, that's how it ended. [laughter]
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  • I don't know --
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  • I don't know -- can they see that the campuses?
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  • Can they see that the campuses? yeah, that's how it ended.
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  • Yeah, that's how it ended. that's how it ended
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  • That's how it ended with graham smiling,
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  • With graham smiling, with everybody breathing,
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  • With everybody breathing, with elijah making some
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  • With elijah making some questionable sign
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  • Questionable sign with his hand.
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  • With his hand. notice, there is only one oar.
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  • Notice, there is only one oar. [laughter]
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  • [laughter] there were two when we set out,
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  • There were two when we set out, and embarked on this
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  • And embarked on this family adventure.
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  • Family adventure. but it ends like this.
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  • But it ends like this. thankfully for me,
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  • As i've already mentioned,
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  • As i've already mentioned, i have a great wife,
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  • I have a great wife, who when she saw struggling
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  • Who when she saw struggling on the kayak,
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  • On the kayak, because contrary
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  • Because contrary to my knowledge,
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  • To my knowledge, sandbars are temporary.
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  • Sandbars are temporary. they don't just stay there.
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  • They don't just stay there. the sandbar that
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  • The sandbar that is there one minute
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  • Is there one minute might be gone in 30 minutes.
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  • Might be gone in 30 minutes. there's this thing
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  • There's this thing called the tides...
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  • Called the tides... you think i would
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  • You think i would know this stuff.
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  • Know this stuff. you would think you would
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  • You would think you would drag the kayak further
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  • Drag the kayak further than just the very edge
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  • Than just the very edge of the sandbar before
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  • Of the sandbar before you walked all the way out
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  • You walked all the way out to the middle of it
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  • To the middle of it to have a family memory.
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  • To have a family memory. but thank god for my wife
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  • But thank god for my wife because when she saw struggling
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  • Because when she saw struggling when the tide came in,
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  • When the tide came in, how many know when god gives you
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  • How many know when god gives you a great wife
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  • A great wife when she sees you struggling,
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  • When she sees you struggling, she picks up the iphone
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  • She picks up the iphone and records it.
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  • And records it. so check out this video
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  • So check out this video she took real quick
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  • She took real quick from the shore:
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  • >> alright, here's the boys.
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  • They've paddled out
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  • To this sandbar,
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  • But the tide is coming in...
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  • It's just minutes away.
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  • >> you mean, "hours away"?
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  • >> -- from floating --
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  • No; minutes,
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  • And they're not even --
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  • They don't know,
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  • And they're not even
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  • Worried about it.
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  • Oh, there's graham,
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  • He's running.
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  • >> [indiscernible] floating.
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  • >> wait, i lost --
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  • >> that's not graham.
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  • >> yeah, that's graham running.
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  • >> how can they
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  • Not realize that?
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  • [laughter]
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  • They're stuck!
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  • [indiscernible].
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  • >> so, you know,
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  • >> so, you know, graham said it best, he said,
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  • Graham said it best, he said, when we got back
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  • When we got back and we were telling everybody
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  • And we were telling everybody what had happened, he said,
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  • What had happened, he said, "that could have ended
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  • "that could have ended a whole lot different."
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  • A whole lot different." you know, because you obviously
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  • You know, because you obviously have the leisure of laughter
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  • Have the leisure of laughter because you know how it ends.
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  • Because you know how it ends. i mean, well, hey, pastor,
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  • I mean, well, hey, pastor, i mean, it's pretty funny
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  • I mean, it's pretty funny actually, the binoculars,
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  • Actually, the binoculars, you're dry now.
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  • You're dry now. you're not dead.
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  • You're not dead. because it's different
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  • Because it's different when you know how it ends.
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  • When you know how it ends. but if the man on the jet ski
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  • But if the man on the jet ski hadn't come by.
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  • Hadn't come by. it could have ended --
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  • It could have ended -- this is what graham said
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  • This is what graham said "it could have ended
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  • "it could have ended a whole lot different,"
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  • A whole lot different," or if he wouldn't have had
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  • Or if he wouldn't have had southern hospitality to go get
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  • Southern hospitality to go get my kayak and bring it back to me
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  • My kayak and bring it back to me with his jet ski,
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  • With his jet ski, it could have ended --
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  • It could have ended -- look at somebody, say,
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  • Look at somebody, say, "it could have ended
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  • "it could have ended a whole lot different."
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  • A whole lot different." how many know
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  • How many know there's some things
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  • There's some things in your life that could have
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  • In your life that could have ended a whole lot different.
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  • Ended a whole lot different. that drunk driver swerved
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  • That drunk driver swerved right into your lane
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  • Right into your lane but some kind of angel
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  • But some kind of angel just pulled that car back over
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  • Just pulled that car back over it could have ended
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  • It could have ended a whole lot different
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  • A whole lot different come on.
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  • Come on. you know i'm right about it.
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  • You know i'm right about it. if you had got stopped
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  • If you had got stopped by the police
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  • By the police at the wrong time
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  • At the wrong time when you were in college,
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  • When you were in college, it could have ended
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  • It could have ended a whole lot different.
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  • A whole lot different. some of us it's not that
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  • Some of us it's not that we never did anything wrong.
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  • We never did anything wrong. we just didn't get caught.
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  • We just didn't get caught. if we would have been
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  • If we would have been at the wrong place
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  • At the wrong place at the wrong time.
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  • At the wrong time. it could have ended
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  • It could have ended a whole lot different
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  • A whole lot different polish your halo if you want,
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  • Polish your halo if you want, i'mma turn to
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  • I'mma turn to the heathen section
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  • The heathen section this where the heathens sit,
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  • This where the heathens sit, it could have ended --
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  • It could have ended -- come on
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  • Come on stand up and testify
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  • If it could have ended --
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  • If it could have ended -- if it had not been
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  • If it had not been for the lord on my side --
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  • For the lord on my side -- you better give him praise
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  • You better give him praise right now before he pulls up
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  • Right now before he pulls up your search history
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  • Your search history it could have ended a whole --!
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  • It could have ended a whole --! you know i'm right.
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  • You know i'm right. tell somebody, "you know
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  • Tell somebody, "you know that preacher is right".
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  • So it's funny now
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  • So it's funny now and when i read
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  • And when i read david and goliath as my text,
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  • David and goliath as my text, there's some bible nerds
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  • There's some bible nerds sitting out there.
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  • Sitting out there. maybe watching online
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  • Maybe watching online going like really?
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  • Going like really? david and goliath?
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  • David and goliath? all the stories in the bible,
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  • All the stories in the bible, you want to pick this one.
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  • You want to pick this one. oh boy.
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  • Oh boy. i already know this one.
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  • I already know this one. david kills goliath.
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  • David kills goliath. goliath goes down,
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  • Goliath goes down, every time you read it.
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  • Every time you read it. i already know
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  • I already know how this story ends.
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  • And so since you already know
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  • And so since you already know how it ends, let me suggest
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  • How it ends, let me suggest something to you.
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  • Something to you. david never read 1 samuel 17:50.
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  • David never read 1 samuel 17:50. it's different when you know
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  • It's different when you know how it ends, so we can shout,
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  • How it ends, so we can shout, but david was shaking,
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  • But david was shaking, shaking in his sandals,
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  • Shaking in his sandals, holding a sling, trembling,
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  • Holding a sling, trembling, wondering, how this ends.
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  • Wondering, how this ends. wondering, will this jet ski
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  • Wondering, will this jet ski get my kayak?
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  • Get my kayak? wondering...
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  • Wondering... i'm preaching to somebody today
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  • I'm preaching to somebody today and you have not read
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  • And you have not read 1 samuel 17:50, yet
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  • 1 samuel 17:50, yet about this situation
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  • About this situation in your life and you are still
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  • In your life and you are still looking at a giant
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  • Looking at a giant that is bigger than you
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  • That is bigger than you and since we know
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  • And since we know how david's story ends,
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  • How david's story ends, i wanna spend just
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  • I wanna spend just a few moments today,
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  • A few moments today, thinking about
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  • Thinking about how it could have ended,
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  • How it could have ended, because it could have ended
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  • Because it could have ended a whole lot different.
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  • A whole lot different. had i gone to that one school
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  • Had i gone to that one school and married that other girl?
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  • And married that other girl? how many know,
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  • How many know, it could have ended
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  • It could have ended a whole lot worse for holly.
  • 00:10:50.479 --> 00:10:56.619
  • A whole lot worse for holly. she could have missed
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  • She could have missed the whole buffet.
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  • The whole buffet. but, now think about it:
  • 00:11:04.794 --> 00:11:06.495
  • But, now think about it: if david makes some
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  • If david makes some different decisions, the story
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  • Different decisions, the story ends a whole lot different.
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  • Ends a whole lot different. and see, god is writing
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  • And see, god is writing your story right now,
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  • Your story right now, for your family, right now,
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  • For your family, right now, for this season of your life,
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  • For this season of your life, right now, and although
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  • Right now, and although we know that goliath goes down,
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  • We know that goliath goes down, david has to do it
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  • David has to do it in the face of uncertainty
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  • In the face of uncertainty and yet, no matter
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  • And yet, no matter how many sermons you hear
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  • How many sermons you hear about david defeating goliath,
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  • About david defeating goliath, you must recognize that
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  • You must recognize that there were three things
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  • There were three things that david had to face
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  • That david had to face before he even ever
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  • Before he even ever got to goliath.
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  • Got to goliath. and if any of these three things
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  • And if any of these three things had gone differently,
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  • Had gone differently, it coulda been
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  • It coulda been a whole lot different.
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  • A whole lot different. if david had been
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  • If david had been a typical teenager,
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  • A typical teenager, when his father came and said --
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  • When his father came and said -- you know, he's only 17
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  • You know, he's only 17 when he kills goliath,
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  • When he kills goliath, and if he had had a response
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  • And if he had had a response to jesse's instruction,
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  • To jesse's instruction, when jesse said,
  • 00:12:05.354 --> 00:12:06.555
  • When jesse said, "i want you to run these
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  • "i want you to run these snacks down to your brothers."
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  • Snacks down to your brothers." if david had rolled his eyes,
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  • If david had rolled his eyes, you know, "god, dad, seriously?"
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  • You know, "god, dad, seriously?" i'm like a future king, dad."
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  • I'm like a future king, dad." samuel has already
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  • Samuel has already anointed david.
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  • Anointed david. he already knows
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  • He already knows he has a great future,
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  • He has a great future, but now if david refuses to be
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  • But now if david refuses to be faithful in his present
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  • Faithful in his present because he's too focused
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  • Because he's too focused on his future,
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  • On his future, this story ends
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  • This story ends a whole lot different.
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  • A whole lot different. how many of you heard the story
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  • How many of you heard the story of david and goliath?
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  • Of david and goliath? raise your hand?
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  • Raise your hand? yeah, no, because
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  • Yeah, no, because there's even a sports analogy.
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  • There's even a sports analogy. people use it
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  • People use it in the nba, the nfl.
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  • In the nba, the nfl. it's an archetypal story.
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  • It's an archetypal story. it's so famous,
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  • It's so famous, it's so wonderful.
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  • It's so wonderful. it's so fun to preach.
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  • It's so fun to preach. i bet i've preached it 50 times
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  • I bet i've preached it 50 times -- at least 50 times
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  • -- at least 50 times in this one church,
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  • In this one church, but watch how the story
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  • But watch how the story could have gone.
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  • Could have gone. it could have been
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  • It could have been a whole lot different.
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  • A whole lot different. jesse wakes david up
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  • Jesse wakes david up one morning, he says,
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  • One morning, he says, "i got a task for you;
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  • "i got a task for you; i want you to run this
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  • I want you to run this cheese and bread
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  • Cheese and bread down to your brothers
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  • Down to your brothers on the battle lines;
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  • On the battle lines; they're in the valley of elah,
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  • They're in the valley of elah, fighting with saul."
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  • Fighting with saul." david wakes up slowly.
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  • David wakes up slowly. david rolls his eyes.
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  • David rolls his eyes. david checks his phone.
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  • David checks his phone. david posts on
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  • David posts on his instagram story,
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  • The fake account, the one
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  • The fake account, the one that jesse doesn't follow.
  • 00:13:18.093 --> 00:13:19.428
  • That jesse doesn't follow. and david puts that
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  • And david puts that on instagram, "god,
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  • On instagram, "god, my dad makes me sick.
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  • My dad makes me sick. this is ridiculous!
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  • This is ridiculous! god, i hate my parents,
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  • God, i hate my parents, i hate my life."
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  • I hate my life." david goes to the battle line,
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  • David goes to the battle line, but he gets there
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  • But he gets there 45 minutes late.
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  • 45 minutes late. he gets there after goliath
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  • He gets there after goliath came out to shout
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  • Came out to shout his usual defiance.
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  • His usual defiance. he didn't know goliath
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  • Was on the battle line.
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  • Was on the battle line. you don't know what day
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  • You don't know what day god wants to use you.
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  • God wants to use you. you don't know what conversation
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  • You don't know what conversation is gonna turn things around,
  • 00:13:40.082 --> 00:13:41.517
  • Is gonna turn things around, you don't know what
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  • You don't know what moment is gonna be holy.
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  • Moment is gonna be holy. you don't know when a bush
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  • You don't know when a bush is gonna burst into flames
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  • Is gonna burst into flames and spontaneously combust
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  • And spontaneously combust with the presence of god
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  • With the presence of god and the direction
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  • And the direction for the next step of your life.
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  • For the next step of your life. you don't know this,
  • 00:13:52.228 --> 00:13:53.429
  • You don't know this, but if you don't show up --
  • 00:13:53.495 --> 00:13:54.730
  • But if you don't show up -- watch this --
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  • Watch this -- and do the ordinary
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  • And do the ordinary with a good attitude,
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  • With a good attitude, it coulda ended
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  • It coulda ended a whole lot different.
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  • A whole lot different. do you really think
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  • Do you really think they would have taught us
  • 00:14:08.744 --> 00:14:09.745
  • They would have taught us this bible story,
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  • This bible story, in bible school,
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  • In bible school, in sunday school,
  • 00:14:13.082 --> 00:14:14.650
  • In sunday school, if the story went like this:
  • 00:14:14.717 --> 00:14:16.852
  • If the story went like this: jesse woke up david,
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  • Jesse woke up david, david got up,
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  • David got up, david went down to the battle
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  • David went down to the battle lines with a bad attitude,
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  • Lines with a bad attitude, dropped off the food,
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  • Dropped off the food, threw it at his brothers,
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  • Threw it at his brothers, and went back home?
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  • And went back home? yet, it coulda ended like that.
  • 00:14:28.564 --> 00:14:31.433
  • Yet, it coulda ended like that. that coulda been the very end
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  • That coulda been the very end of the story.
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  • Of the story. it coulda ended a whole --
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  • It coulda ended a whole -- it coulda ended with david --
  • 00:14:36.405 --> 00:14:38.307
  • It coulda ended with david -- it coulda ended with david
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  • It coulda ended with david feeling slighted because
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  • Feeling slighted because he was asked to do something
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  • He was asked to do something that he deemed insignificant.
  • 00:14:42.778 --> 00:14:46.882
  • That he deemed insignificant. "you know who i am?
  • 00:14:46.949 --> 00:14:49.051
  • "you know who i am? dad, really?
  • 00:14:49.118 --> 00:14:51.353
  • Dad, really? you're asking me to be
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  • You're asking me to be a delivery boy.
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  • A delivery boy. to take this food down
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  • To take this food down to my brothers?
  • 00:14:55.524 --> 00:14:57.526
  • To my brothers? you serious, right now?
  • 00:14:57.593 --> 00:15:00.562
  • You serious, right now? god, dad.
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  • God, dad. okay, o-okay, i'll go,
  • 00:15:02.865 --> 00:15:09.305
  • Okay, o-okay, i'll go, but i'm not gonna run
  • 00:15:09.371 --> 00:15:10.372
  • But i'm not gonna run to the battle lines,
  • 00:15:10.439 --> 00:15:11.907
  • To the battle lines, and i'm not gonna have my eyes
  • 00:15:11.974 --> 00:15:13.275
  • And i'm not gonna have my eyes open for up to --
  • 00:15:13.342 --> 00:15:14.276
  • Open for up to -- o-okay, i'll go,
  • 00:15:14.343 --> 00:15:17.513
  • O-okay, i'll go, but i don't have to like it.
  • 00:15:17.579 --> 00:15:19.315
  • But i don't have to like it. o-okay, i'll go to church,
  • 00:15:19.381 --> 00:15:21.951
  • O-okay, i'll go to church, but i'm not lifting my hands.
  • 00:15:22.017 --> 00:15:23.385
  • But i'm not lifting my hands. that's what the weird people do.
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  • That's what the weird people do. o-okay, i'll go,
  • 00:15:24.687 --> 00:15:26.789
  • O-okay, i'll go, but we're leaving early;
  • 00:15:26.855 --> 00:15:27.690
  • But we're leaving early; that parking lot gets crazy,
  • 00:15:27.756 --> 00:15:29.124
  • That parking lot gets crazy, and i wanna be
  • 00:15:29.191 --> 00:15:29.792
  • And i wanna be at the restaurant before
  • 00:15:29.858 --> 00:15:30.659
  • At the restaurant before the methodist church ends.
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  • The methodist church ends. o-okay..."
  • 00:15:31.894 --> 00:15:35.898
  • O-okay..." coulda been a whole --
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  • Coulda been a whole -- come on, work with me
  • 00:15:38.634 --> 00:15:39.368
  • Come on, work with me with a vowel sound --
  • 00:15:39.435 --> 00:15:40.336
  • With a vowel sound -- it coulda been a whole --
  • 00:15:40.402 --> 00:15:42.771
  • It coulda been a whole -- you don't even have
  • 00:15:42.838 --> 00:15:43.305
  • You don't even have to buy a vowel, just say it
  • 00:15:43.372 --> 00:15:44.406
  • To buy a vowel, just say it -- it coulda been
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  • -- it coulda been a whole lot different.
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  • A whole lot different. "i'm david; i'm not doordash.
  • 00:15:48.310 --> 00:15:50.312
  • "i'm david; i'm not doordash. whatchu think i am, uber eats?
  • 00:15:50.379 --> 00:15:52.014
  • Whatchu think i am, uber eats? i'm not droppin' nothin' off.
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  • I'm not droppin' nothin' off. my name is david --
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  • My name is david -- say my name david, "king david",
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  • Say my name david, "king david", "crowned david";
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  • "crowned david"; samuel put the oil
  • 00:15:56.919 --> 00:15:57.753
  • Samuel put the oil on my head, david."
  • 00:15:57.820 --> 00:15:58.954
  • On my head, david." it coulda been a whole
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  • It coulda been a whole lot different
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  • Lot different if david had tripped
  • 00:16:00.656 --> 00:16:01.623
  • If david had tripped over the ordinary.
  • 00:16:01.690 --> 00:16:03.559
  • Over the ordinary. so here's what i'm learning is
  • 00:16:03.625 --> 00:16:05.094
  • So here's what i'm learning is that opportunity presents
  • 00:16:05.160 --> 00:16:06.628
  • That opportunity presents itself as ordinary.
  • 00:16:06.695 --> 00:16:10.432
  • Itself as ordinary. there is not gonna be you know,
  • 00:16:10.499 --> 00:16:12.234
  • There is not gonna be you know, "i wanna kill my goliath.
  • 00:16:12.301 --> 00:16:14.003
  • "i wanna kill my goliath. i want a great breakthrough
  • 00:16:14.069 --> 00:16:15.671
  • I want a great breakthrough in my life.
  • 00:16:15.738 --> 00:16:16.305
  • In my life. i want to,"
  • 00:16:16.372 --> 00:16:16.872
  • I want to," -- whatever you know --
  • 00:16:16.939 --> 00:16:17.606
  • -- whatever you know -- we use goliath to mean anything,
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  • We use goliath to mean anything, by the way, in church,
  • 00:16:18.841 --> 00:16:19.775
  • By the way, in church, if you're new here,
  • 00:16:19.842 --> 00:16:20.542
  • If you're new here, goliath could mean anything.
  • 00:16:20.609 --> 00:16:21.977
  • Goliath could mean anything. it could mean we want
  • 00:16:22.044 --> 00:16:22.711
  • It could mean we want a good parking space.
  • 00:16:22.778 --> 00:16:23.746
  • A good parking space. it can mean we want
  • 00:16:23.812 --> 00:16:24.480
  • It can mean we want a healing in our body.
  • 00:16:24.546 --> 00:16:25.781
  • A healing in our body. it can be we wanna stop
  • 00:16:25.848 --> 00:16:26.715
  • It can be we wanna stop beating so many chips,
  • 00:16:26.782 --> 00:16:27.950
  • Beating so many chips, goliath can mean
  • 00:16:28.017 --> 00:16:28.584
  • Goliath can mean almost anything.
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  • Almost anything. in this particular instance,
  • 00:16:29.852 --> 00:16:31.653
  • In this particular instance, it means anything that
  • 00:16:31.720 --> 00:16:32.621
  • It means anything that opposes the purpose of god.
  • 00:16:32.688 --> 00:16:36.992
  • Opposes the purpose of god. he was standing against
  • 00:16:37.059 --> 00:16:38.260
  • He was standing against the people of god opposing
  • 00:16:38.327 --> 00:16:39.695
  • The people of god opposing the purpose of god --
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  • The purpose of god -- defying the armies
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  • Defying the armies of the living god.
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  • Of the living god. that's what goliath was.
  • 00:16:42.564 --> 00:16:44.566
  • That's what goliath was. and they usually
  • 00:16:44.633 --> 00:16:45.100
  • And they usually won't be physical.
  • 00:16:45.167 --> 00:16:46.969
  • Won't be physical. but before david ever
  • 00:16:47.036 --> 00:16:48.237
  • But before david ever got to the real battle,
  • 00:16:48.303 --> 00:16:50.739
  • Got to the real battle, he had to face the ordinary.
  • 00:16:50.806 --> 00:16:55.110
  • He had to face the ordinary. there's not gonna be
  • 00:16:55.177 --> 00:16:56.779
  • There's not gonna be one conversation with your kids,
  • 00:16:56.845 --> 00:17:00.416
  • One conversation with your kids, that is gonna change their life.
  • 00:17:00.482 --> 00:17:03.118
  • That is gonna change their life. it is gonna be picking them up
  • 00:17:03.185 --> 00:17:05.421
  • It is gonna be picking them up and dropping them off.
  • 00:17:05.487 --> 00:17:07.022
  • And dropping them off. and trying to get them
  • 00:17:07.089 --> 00:17:07.823
  • And trying to get them to say more than
  • 00:17:07.890 --> 00:17:08.490
  • To say more than three words to you,
  • 00:17:08.557 --> 00:17:09.992
  • Three words to you, at a time that is gonna change
  • 00:17:10.059 --> 00:17:11.427
  • At a time that is gonna change their life is three words
  • 00:17:11.493 --> 00:17:13.862
  • Their life is three words on top of three words
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  • On top of three words on top of three words,
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  • On top of three words, on top of three words,
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  • On top of three words, you are not gonna take your son
  • 00:17:17.800 --> 00:17:20.636
  • You are not gonna take your son on one trip to ireland,
  • 00:17:20.702 --> 00:17:23.005
  • On one trip to ireland, and reenact braveheart
  • 00:17:23.072 --> 00:17:24.773
  • And reenact braveheart or scotland or wherever
  • 00:17:24.840 --> 00:17:25.974
  • Or scotland or wherever that overrated movie happened.
  • 00:17:26.041 --> 00:17:27.676
  • That overrated movie happened. and he's gonna come back
  • 00:17:27.743 --> 00:17:28.343
  • And he's gonna come back shouting, "freedom!"
  • 00:17:28.410 --> 00:17:29.511
  • Shouting, "freedom!" and he's a warrior now
  • 00:17:29.578 --> 00:17:30.446
  • And he's a warrior now for jesus christ.
  • 00:17:30.512 --> 00:17:31.747
  • For jesus christ. it's not gonna be one trip,
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  • It's not gonna be one trip, when he turns 16.
  • 00:17:34.016 --> 00:17:35.384
  • When he turns 16. it's gonna be many trips,
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  • It's gonna be many trips, it's gonna be many
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  • It's gonna be many back and forth,
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  • Back and forth, and back and forth.
  • 00:17:39.354 --> 00:17:40.522
  • And back and forth. and david went back and forth,
  • 00:17:40.589 --> 00:17:41.957
  • And david went back and forth, and back and forth,
  • 00:17:42.024 --> 00:17:43.092
  • And back and forth, and back and forth.
  • 00:17:43.158 --> 00:17:43.926
  • And back and forth. see, we know how the story ends.
  • 00:17:43.992 --> 00:17:45.394
  • See, we know how the story ends. david didn't he didn't even know
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  • David didn't he didn't even know there was a giant
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  • There was a giant in the valley of elah.
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  • In the valley of elah. not when he sets out that day.
  • 00:17:50.566 --> 00:17:53.035
  • Not when he sets out that day. and if he refuses
  • 00:17:53.102 --> 00:17:53.902
  • And if he refuses to do the ordinary,
  • 00:17:53.969 --> 00:17:56.071
  • To do the ordinary, it coulda been
  • 00:17:56.138 --> 00:17:56.805
  • It coulda been a whole lot different.
  • 00:17:56.872 --> 00:18:00.776
  • A whole lot different. what a boring story,
  • 00:18:00.843 --> 00:18:01.877
  • What a boring story, this would have been.
  • 00:18:01.944 --> 00:18:04.012
  • This would have been. david's dad said, "go."
  • 00:18:04.079 --> 00:18:05.180
  • David's dad said, "go." david went,
  • 00:18:05.247 --> 00:18:05.881
  • David went, did it with a bad attitude,
  • 00:18:05.948 --> 00:18:06.815
  • Did it with a bad attitude, came home,
  • 00:18:06.882 --> 00:18:07.349
  • Came home, slept for eight hours;
  • 00:18:07.416 --> 00:18:08.617
  • Slept for eight hours; coulda been a whole
  • 00:18:08.684 --> 00:18:09.785
  • Coulda been a whole lot different,
  • 00:18:09.852 --> 00:18:11.620
  • Lot different, if david had been typical.
  • 00:18:11.687 --> 00:18:14.556
  • If david had been typical. so then he gets there, right?
  • 00:18:14.623 --> 00:18:17.025
  • So then he gets there, right? he does the ordinary --
  • 00:18:17.092 --> 00:18:17.793
  • He does the ordinary -- fact, the bible says --
  • 00:18:17.860 --> 00:18:18.760
  • Fact, the bible says -- this amazing:
  • 00:18:18.827 --> 00:18:19.595
  • This amazing: he ran to the battle lines.
  • 00:18:19.661 --> 00:18:21.463
  • He ran to the battle lines. he left his things
  • 00:18:21.530 --> 00:18:22.231
  • He left his things with the keeper of supplies;
  • 00:18:22.297 --> 00:18:23.432
  • With the keeper of supplies; he's very responsible.
  • 00:18:23.499 --> 00:18:24.533
  • He's very responsible. he runs to the battle lines.
  • 00:18:24.600 --> 00:18:26.468
  • He runs to the battle lines. so he's there,
  • 00:18:26.535 --> 00:18:27.369
  • So he's there, in position with the attitude
  • 00:18:27.436 --> 00:18:29.571
  • In position with the attitude to see the opportunity.
  • 00:18:29.638 --> 00:18:32.374
  • To see the opportunity. and when he hears
  • 00:18:32.441 --> 00:18:33.275
  • And when he hears goliath shouting --
  • 00:18:33.342 --> 00:18:34.443
  • Goliath shouting -- see if david goes down,
  • 00:18:34.510 --> 00:18:37.579
  • See if david goes down, like most of us go around
  • 00:18:37.646 --> 00:18:39.681
  • Like most of us go around and just gets through his day,
  • 00:18:39.748 --> 00:18:42.017
  • And just gets through his day, he's not gonna be
  • 00:18:42.084 --> 00:18:43.619
  • He's not gonna be in the frame of mind
  • 00:18:43.685 --> 00:18:45.220
  • In the frame of mind to seize the opportunity.
  • 00:18:45.287 --> 00:18:48.056
  • To seize the opportunity. and even when he gets there,
  • 00:18:48.123 --> 00:18:50.592
  • And even when he gets there, and gives the brothers the food
  • 00:18:50.659 --> 00:18:53.228
  • And gives the brothers the food that he brought for them,
  • 00:18:53.295 --> 00:18:54.930
  • That he brought for them, one of his brothers has such
  • 00:18:54.997 --> 00:18:57.065
  • One of his brothers has such a bad attitude with him,
  • 00:18:57.132 --> 00:18:58.967
  • A bad attitude with him, that the second thing
  • 00:18:59.034 --> 00:18:59.868
  • That the second thing that david had to deal with
  • 00:18:59.935 --> 00:19:01.003
  • That david had to deal with before he even got
  • 00:19:01.069 --> 00:19:02.237
  • Before he even got to the real opponent,
  • 00:19:02.304 --> 00:19:03.739
  • To the real opponent, was offense.
  • 00:19:03.805 --> 00:19:05.841
  • Was offense. now, i wanna show you this,
  • 00:19:05.908 --> 00:19:06.642
  • Now, i wanna show you this, it's very powerful;
  • 00:19:06.708 --> 00:19:08.143
  • It's very powerful; how some of us are fighting
  • 00:19:08.210 --> 00:19:10.045
  • How some of us are fighting the wrong battle.
  • 00:19:10.112 --> 00:19:11.480
  • The wrong battle. we are fighting
  • 00:19:11.547 --> 00:19:12.080
  • We are fighting a preliminary battle,
  • 00:19:12.147 --> 00:19:13.782
  • A preliminary battle, and missing the real one.
  • 00:19:13.849 --> 00:19:17.352
  • And missing the real one. because when david gets there,
  • 00:19:17.419 --> 00:19:18.787
  • Because when david gets there, he's like, "what's up, guys?"
  • 00:19:18.854 --> 00:19:20.756
  • He's like, "what's up, guys?" you know, david, is that dude.
  • 00:19:20.822 --> 00:19:22.524
  • You know, david, is that dude. like, "hey, guys,
  • 00:19:22.591 --> 00:19:23.725
  • Like, "hey, guys, what did i miss?"
  • 00:19:23.792 --> 00:19:25.360
  • What did i miss?" and they're like,
  • 00:19:25.427 --> 00:19:26.061
  • And they're like, "it's nothin' new, man.
  • 00:19:26.128 --> 00:19:27.229
  • "it's nothin' new, man. this dude is nine foot two,
  • 00:19:27.296 --> 00:19:30.032
  • This dude is nine foot two, he keeps coming out, everyday,
  • 00:19:30.098 --> 00:19:32.234
  • He keeps coming out, everyday, and keeps saying the same thing.
  • 00:19:32.301 --> 00:19:34.236
  • And keeps saying the same thing. he keeps telling us,
  • 00:19:34.303 --> 00:19:35.270
  • He keeps telling us, "send your best man,
  • 00:19:35.337 --> 00:19:36.505
  • "send your best man, i'll kill him
  • 00:19:36.572 --> 00:19:37.506
  • I'll kill him and you will be
  • 00:19:37.573 --> 00:19:38.140
  • And you will be our slaves,"
  • 00:19:38.207 --> 00:19:39.041
  • Our slaves," but we can't do
  • 00:19:39.107 --> 00:19:39.841
  • But we can't do anything with him,
  • 00:19:39.908 --> 00:19:40.709
  • Anything with him, 'cause, i mean, look at him;
  • 00:19:40.776 --> 00:19:42.177
  • 'cause, i mean, look at him; look how big he is."
  • 00:19:42.244 --> 00:19:43.512
  • Look how big he is." and david's like,
  • 00:19:43.579 --> 00:19:44.279
  • And david's like, "'look how big he is'" --
  • 00:19:44.346 --> 00:19:45.080
  • "'look how big he is'" -- one country preacher said this.
  • 00:19:45.147 --> 00:19:46.648
  • One country preacher said this. he said,
  • 00:19:46.715 --> 00:19:47.316
  • He said, "the rest of the army
  • 00:19:47.382 --> 00:19:48.350
  • "the rest of the army saw goliath and said
  • 00:19:48.417 --> 00:19:49.618
  • Saw goliath and said he's too big to kill."
  • 00:19:49.685 --> 00:19:51.420
  • He's too big to kill." david looked at goliath
  • 00:19:51.486 --> 00:19:52.688
  • David looked at goliath and said,
  • 00:19:52.754 --> 00:19:53.255
  • And said, "he's too big to miss."
  • 00:19:53.322 --> 00:19:55.991
  • I wonder what's your
  • 00:19:56.091 --> 00:19:56.658
  • I wonder what's your perspective, today?
  • 00:19:56.725 --> 00:19:58.961
  • Perspective, today? i'm preaching for 15 people.
  • 00:19:59.027 --> 00:20:00.862
  • I'm preaching for 15 people. god said, "this challenge
  • 00:20:00.929 --> 00:20:02.297
  • God said, "this challenge in front of you,
  • 00:20:02.364 --> 00:20:03.198
  • In front of you, is an indication of
  • 00:20:03.265 --> 00:20:04.166
  • Is an indication of the power within you."
  • 00:20:04.233 --> 00:20:06.268
  • The power within you." yeah!
  • 00:20:06.335 --> 00:20:08.070
  • Yeah! yeah!
  • 00:20:08.136 --> 00:20:15.043
  • David's like,
  • 00:20:15.143 --> 00:20:15.777
  • David's like, so what do i get if i kill him?
  • 00:20:15.844 --> 00:20:17.613
  • So what do i get if i kill him? it's like, well,
  • 00:20:17.679 --> 00:20:19.047
  • It's like, well, saul said like, at first
  • 00:20:19.114 --> 00:20:20.415
  • Saul said like, at first he was like,
  • 00:20:20.482 --> 00:20:20.916
  • He was like, does anybody wanna fight him,
  • 00:20:20.983 --> 00:20:22.351
  • Does anybody wanna fight him, but it's been 40 days now.
  • 00:20:22.417 --> 00:20:24.253
  • But it's been 40 days now. and so saul keeps
  • 00:20:24.319 --> 00:20:25.320
  • And so saul keeps upping the ante,
  • 00:20:25.387 --> 00:20:26.555
  • Upping the ante, like the airlines do.
  • 00:20:26.622 --> 00:20:28.156
  • Like the airlines do. when they gotta overbook flight,
  • 00:20:28.223 --> 00:20:29.591
  • When they gotta overbook flight, you know, we need two volunteers
  • 00:20:29.658 --> 00:20:31.727
  • You know, we need two volunteers from the kindness of your heart,
  • 00:20:31.793 --> 00:20:33.362
  • From the kindness of your heart, to give up your seat.
  • 00:20:33.428 --> 00:20:34.162
  • To give up your seat. we need two volunteers
  • 00:20:34.229 --> 00:20:35.464
  • We need two volunteers we'll give you $200,
  • 00:20:35.530 --> 00:20:37.132
  • We'll give you $200, we need two volunteers,
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  • We need two volunteers, we'll give you $500.
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  • We'll give you $1.000 voucher for travel,
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  • For travel, the more desperate they get,
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  • The more desperate they get, the more the reward becomes.
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  • The more the reward becomes. now you can only use
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  • Now you can only use the thousand dollars
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  • The thousand dollars every 17th thanksgiving
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  • Every 17th thanksgiving on this voucher
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  • On this voucher and blackout dates apply.
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  • And blackout dates apply. but now saul
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  • But now saul has gotten so desperate,
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  • Has gotten so desperate, he got to the point
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  • He got to the point where he says look,
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  • Where he says look, i give you my daughter
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  • I give you my daughter in marriage, the hot one.
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  • In marriage, the hot one. and you don't have to pay taxes.
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  • And you don't have to pay taxes. so david's like for real now.
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  • So david's like for real now. somebody verify this.
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  • Somebody verify this. now here's the difference.
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  • Now here's the difference. here's the difference.
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  • Here's the difference. it coulda been
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  • It coulda been a whole lot different.
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  • A whole lot different. but david hadn't been out there
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  • But david hadn't been out there 40 days and he hadn't gotten
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  • 40 days and he hadn't gotten used to the dysfunction
  • 00:21:19.174 --> 00:21:21.109
  • Used to the dysfunction and he hadn't got used to
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  • And he hadn't got used to standing there,
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  • Standing there, defeated in a deadlock.
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  • Defeated in a deadlock. and so he comes up and to them
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  • And so he comes up and to them goliath just sounds normal,
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  • Goliath just sounds normal, but to david,
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  • But to david, it sounds different.
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  • It sounds different. wait a minute, he's not supposed
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  • Wait a minute, he's not supposed to talk like that.
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  • To talk like that. you know you can get comfortable
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  • You know you can get comfortable in your dysfunction
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  • In your dysfunction when you've been
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  • When you've been in it long enough?
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  • In it long enough? when all your sick friends
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  • When all your sick friends are lying around
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  • Are lying around in five covered colonnades,
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  • In five covered colonnades, it can be easy for you
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  • It can be easy for you to start making excuses.
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  • To start making excuses. and david was like, "hold on,
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  • And david was like, "hold on, so he said what about god?
  • 00:21:52.174 --> 00:21:54.676
  • So he said what about god? and i get what,
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  • And i get what, if i kill him?"
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  • If i kill him?" i love this, though,
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  • I love this, though, 'cause this is what always
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  • 'cause this is what always happens when god is trying
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  • Happens when god is trying to do something in your life:
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  • To do something in your life: the enemy will always
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  • The enemy will always present another enemy
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  • Present another enemy that is not the real enemy,
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  • That is not the real enemy, to keep you distracted
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  • To keep you distracted from fighting the one
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  • From fighting the one that you're called to defeat.
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  • That you're called to defeat. in david's case,
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  • In david's case, it was his brother,
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  • It was his brother, his big brother.
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  • His big brother. his name's kind of
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  • His name's kind of sounds like goliath,
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  • Sounds like goliath, but it's not: eliab.
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  • But it's not: eliab. he was tall.
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  • He was tall. for a minute, samuel thought
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  • For a minute, samuel thought he was supposed to be the king,
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  • He was supposed to be the king, because saul was tall
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  • Because saul was tall and he saw in --
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  • And he saw in -- samuel saw in eliab
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  • Samuel saw in eliab what he'd seen in saul,
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  • What he'd seen in saul, which is height, not heart.
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  • Which is height, not heart. and god said,
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  • And god said, "don't look at his height,
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  • "don't look at his height, look at his heart."
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  • Look at his heart." stop judging your situation,
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  • Stop judging your situation, externally.
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  • Externally. it's what's inside that counts.
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  • It's what's inside that counts. it's what's inside that counts.
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  • It's what's inside that counts. and eliab starts
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  • And eliab starts judging david's motives,
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  • Judging david's motives, he's like -- look at this
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  • In verse 28: he goes,
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  • In verse 28: he goes, "why have you come down here?
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  • "why have you come down here? and with whom did you leave
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  • And with whom did you leave those few sheep?"
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  • Those few sheep?" now all of these things
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  • Now all of these things david had taken care of.
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  • David had taken care of. he's a very responsible
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  • He's a very responsible young man, but really
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  • What's happening here is,
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  • What's happening here is, i believe the enemy is trying
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  • I believe the enemy is trying to trigger david to get him
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  • To trigger david to get him to fight the wrong person.
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  • To fight the wrong person. because watch,
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  • Because watch, if he stands here
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  • If he stands here and argues with his brother,
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  • And argues with his brother, he will never even
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  • He will never even see his enemy.
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  • See his enemy. this might be the whole sermon
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  • This might be the whole sermon for somebody.
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  • For somebody. now, just look straight ahead
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  • Now, just look straight ahead if you're married.
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  • If you're married. [laughter]
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  • [laughter] sometimes, you're
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  • Sometimes, you're fighting against
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  • Fighting against what you're supposed
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  • What you're supposed to be fighting for.
  • 00:23:42.184 --> 00:23:48.089
  • To be fighting for. and you have to call
  • 00:23:48.156 --> 00:23:48.690
  • And you have to call a timeout, sometimes.
  • 00:23:48.757 --> 00:23:50.525
  • A timeout, sometimes. you have to sometimes be like,
  • 00:23:50.592 --> 00:23:51.960
  • You have to sometimes be like, "wait a minute;
  • 00:23:52.027 --> 00:23:53.228
  • "wait a minute; you're not my enemy.
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  • You're not my enemy. wait a minute;
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  • Wait a minute; you're not who
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  • You're not who i'm supposed to be fighting."
  • 00:23:57.432 --> 00:23:59.568
  • I'm supposed to be fighting." and,if david gets caught up
  • 00:23:59.634 --> 00:24:01.670
  • And,if david gets caught up fighting eliab,
  • 00:24:01.736 --> 00:24:03.371
  • Fighting eliab, he never sees goliath.
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  • He never sees goliath. if he gets distracted --
  • 00:24:05.740 --> 00:24:07.676
  • If he gets distracted -- some of us are defeated,
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  • Some of us are defeated, simply because we're distracted.
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  • >> we're so thankful that
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  • >> we're so thankful that you joined us today.
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  • You joined us today. one of my favorite things
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  • One of my favorite things about these sermons is
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  • About these sermons is how i can take the word
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  • How i can take the word and apply it immediately.
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  • And apply it immediately. there are always connections
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  • There are always connections that i can make
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  • That i can make and ways that i can practically
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  • And ways that i can practically process these teachings.
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  • Process these teachings. i could easily listen
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  • I could easily listen and then walk away and really
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  • And then walk away and really not do anything with it.
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  • Not do anything with it. but when i really do sit down
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  • But when i really do sit down and apply this to my life,
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  • And apply this to my life, i begin to feel a shift
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  • I begin to feel a shift in my spirit.
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  • In my spirit. >> yeah, and you see changes
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  • >> yeah, and you see changes in your life when you accept
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  • In your life when you accept and embrace the challenge.
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  • And embrace the challenge. so today if you felt
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  • >> it's wise to choose
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  • >> it's wise to choose your battles when you can,
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  • Your battles when you can, but what do you do
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  • But what do you do when your battle chooses you?
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  • When your battle chooses you? this is what
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  • This is what the lord says to you,
  • 00:25:43.905 --> 00:25:44.706
  • The lord says to you, “don't be afraid,
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  • “don't be afraid, don't be discouraged,
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  • Don't be discouraged, don't back down;
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  • Don't back down; if you fight it,
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  • If you fight it, you're gonna lose it.”
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  • You're gonna lose it.” you can't fight it;
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  • You can't fight it; give it back.
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  • Give it back. you can't figure it out;
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  • You can't figure it out; give it back.
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  • Give it back. how d'you give it back?
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  • How d'you give it back? that's a focus.
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  • That's a focus. that's looking beyond
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  • That's looking beyond what's coming against you,
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  • What's coming against you, and looking toward
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  • And looking toward what is within you,
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  • What is within you, to know that greater is he
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  • To know that greater is he that is in me,
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  • That is in me, than he that is in the world,
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  • Than he that is in the world, and god wants his battle back.
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  • And god wants his battle back. i want you to get in position;
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  • I want you to get in position; not so that you can fight,
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  • Not so that you can fight, not so that you can struggle,
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  • Not so that you can struggle, but so that you can see
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  • But so that you can see the deliverance.
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  • The deliverance. god is fighting for worshippers,
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  • God is fighting for worshippers, god is fighting for praisers,
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  • God is fighting for praisers, god is fighting for his people;
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  • God is fighting for his people; god is fighting for you,
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  • God is fighting for you, because somebody
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  • Because somebody has been wondering,
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  • Has been wondering, “is god using me?
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  • “is god using me? is this even worth it?”,
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  • Is this even worth it?”, but there's something
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  • But there's something about that,
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  • About that, that should let you know
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  • That should let you know that if the devil showed up
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  • That if the devil showed up in the first place,
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  • In the first place, there must be
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  • There must be something important.
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  • Something important. you're his friend;
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  • You're his friend; you get his help,
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  • You get his help, you get his strength,
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  • You get his strength, you get his miracles,
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  • You get his miracles, you get his wisdom,
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  • You get his wisdom, you get his provision,
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  • You get his provision, you get his angels.
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  • You get his angels. what d'you do
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  • What d'you do when the battle chooses you?
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  • When the battle chooses you? you worship your way through it.
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  • >> we all face battles
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  • And situations that feel like
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  • They're too much to manage.
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  • Get your copy, today, of
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  • “when the battle chooses you”,
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  • And give your battle
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  • Back to god.
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  • >> ♪ just start talking ♪
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  • >> ♪ just start talking ♪ ♪ to jesus ♪
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  • ♪ to jesus ♪ ♪ just start talking ♪
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  • ♪ just start talking ♪ ♪ to jesus ♪
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  • ♪ to jesus ♪ ♪ you can talk to jesus ♪
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  • ♪ you can talk to jesus ♪ ♪ oh whenever you like ♪
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  • ♪ just start talking ♪
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  • ♪ just start talking ♪ ♪ to jesus ♪
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  • ♪ to jesus ♪ ♪ just start talking ♪
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  • ♪ just start talking ♪ ♪ to jesus ♪
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