The Way Of Escape Part 1

October 26, 2022 | 341 | 27:29

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

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Steven Furtick | The Way Of Escape Part 1 | October 26, 2022
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  • >> one scripture
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  • >> one scripture i want to start with,
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  • I want to start with, and there's a journey that
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  • And there's a journey that i want us to go on today
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  • I want us to go on today from 1 corinthians 10:13,
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  • From 1 corinthians 10:13, and i ministered this
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  • And i ministered this to the young people,
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  • To the young people, and then i've been dealing
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  • And then i've been dealing with it in my own life too.
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  • With it in my own life too. so, i want you
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  • So, i want you to listen to this.
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  • To listen to this. it says, "no temptation
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  • It says, "no temptation has overtaken you
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  • Has overtaken you that is not common to man,
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  • That is not common to man, and god is faithful."
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  • And god is faithful." shout about the part
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  • Shout about the part of this verse you believe,
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  • Of this verse you believe, "god is faithful."
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  • "god is faithful." [applause]
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  • [applause] this part gets a little bit
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  • This part gets a little bit harder to shout about because
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  • Harder to shout about because it says that,
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  • It says that, "he will not let you be
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  • "he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability,
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  • Tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation,
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  • But with the temptation, he will also provide the way
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  • He will also provide the way of escape that you may be able
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  • Of escape that you may be able to endure it."
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  • To endure it." i want to speak
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  • I want to speak for a few moments.
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  • For a few moments. the holy spirit's helping me
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  • The holy spirit's helping me on the subject of
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  • On the subject of "the way of escape".
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  • "the way of escape". father, your word
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  • Father, your word is truth illuminated
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  • Is truth illuminated so that we might receive it.
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  • So that we might receive it. after we have received it,
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  • After we have received it, may we water it and may
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  • May we water it and may a harvest come from these
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  • A harvest come from these moments that we have together
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  • Moments that we have together in your presence.
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  • In your presence. bless your people now.
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  • Bless your people now. give them a leaned in posture,
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  • Give them a leaned in posture, an open heart.
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  • An open heart. do the surgery that you want
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  • Do the surgery that you want to do and stitch us up,
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  • To do and stitch us up, and when we finish
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  • And when we finish with our time together,
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  • With our time together, we want to go back into
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  • We want to go back into the world better than
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  • The world better than we came into this place today.
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  • We came into this place today. we believe you to do it,
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  • We believe you to do it, and we thank you in advance
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  • And we thank you in advance in jesus's name.
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  • In jesus's name. amen. amen.
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  • Amen. amen. you may be seated.
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  • You may be seated. so, when i said the word
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  • So, when i said the word temptation in that verse,
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  • Temptation in that verse, probably 1, 000 different things
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  • Probably 1, 000 different things came to mind depending on
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  • Came to mind depending on who you are,
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  • Who you are, what stage of life you're in.
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  • What stage of life you're in. there's a lot of temptations
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  • There's a lot of temptations that teenagers probably face
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  • That teenagers probably face today that i didn't have
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  • Today that i didn't have to face when i was their age,
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  • To face when i was their age, and i'm always like,
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  • And i'm always like, "are you sure you want me
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  • "are you sure you want me to come and speak
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  • To come and speak to the teenagers, "
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  • To the teenagers, " because i'm afraid
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  • Because i'm afraid of being irrelevant.
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  • Of being irrelevant. i used to speak to youth
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  • I used to speak to youth groups all the time.
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  • Groups all the time. that was all i did
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  • That was all i did was just travel all around
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  • Was just travel all around yelling at kids,
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  • Yelling at kids, "keep your pants on!"
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  • "keep your pants on!" you know.
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  • You know. the basic messages.
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  • The basic messages. abstinence messages.
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  • Abstinence messages. i would even go into
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  • I would even go into public high schools,
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  • Public high schools, and i couldn't even
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  • And i couldn't even use the bible,
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  • Use the bible, but i would just have to teach
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  • But i would just have to teach them and try to hold
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  • Them and try to hold their attention.
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  • Their attention. that's probably why i yell
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  • That's probably why i yell so much today and move around
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  • So much today and move around so much 'cause i got trained in
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  • So much 'cause i got trained in having to keep
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  • Having to keep people's attention,
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  • People's attention, but things have changed a lot.
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  • But things have changed a lot. you know?
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  • You know? so, i'm always afraid that
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  • So, i'm always afraid that i'm gonna say stuff that
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  • I'm gonna say stuff that the kids are like rolling
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  • The kids are like rolling their eyes at
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  • Their eyes at like my kids roll their eyes
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  • Like my kids roll their eyes at me and now
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  • At me and now i have teenagers,
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  • I have teenagers, and so i have a little bit
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  • And so i have a little bit of a frame of reference,
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  • Of a frame of reference, but i also just don't want
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  • But i also just don't want to be - - i don't want to be
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  • To be - - i don't want to be talking on a level that
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  • Talking on a level that just makes me sound like
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  • Just makes me sound like a dinosaur,
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  • A dinosaur, like a tyrannosaurus rex
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  • Like a tyrannosaurus rex up here trying to preach
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  • Up here trying to preach the word of god.
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  • The word of god. i'm not a pterodactyl up here
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  • I'm not a pterodactyl up here trying to preach
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  • Trying to preach the word of god.
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  • The word of god. a brontosaurus trying
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  • A brontosaurus trying to preach the word.
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  • To preach the word. i'm just naming
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  • I'm just naming all the dinosaurs, you know.
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  • All the dinosaurs, you know. and yet, something
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  • And yet, something in the scripture
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  • In the scripture that was really interesting is
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  • That was really interesting is that paul said there's
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  • That paul said there's really no new temptations.
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  • Really no new temptations. there's nothing that
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  • There's nothing that you're fighting against
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  • You're fighting against right now
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  • Right now that somebody didn't
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  • That somebody didn't already fight against.
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  • Already fight against. now, that ought to take away
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  • Now, that ought to take away a lot of the shame
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  • A lot of the shame for those of you
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  • For those of you who don't feel like
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  • Who don't feel like you deserve to be in church
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  • You deserve to be in church because of what the man said
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  • Because of what the man said was true that no temptation
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  • Was true that no temptation has overtaken you
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  • Has overtaken you except what is common to man.
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  • Except what is common to man. that means that even
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  • That means that even if you struggle a little bit
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  • If you struggle a little bit differently than the person
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  • Differently than the person three seats down your row,
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  • Three seats down your row, they need the same grace
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  • They need the same grace that you need to be saved,
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  • That you need to be saved, and you don't have to be ashamed
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  • And you don't have to be ashamed about your need for grace.
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  • About your need for grace. and yet, there is this
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  • And yet, there is this particular way in which
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  • Particular way in which we are tempted we think
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  • We are tempted we think we're the only ones.
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  • We're the only ones. that i am the only one
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  • That i am the only one who is experiencing loneliness
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  • Who is experiencing loneliness in this unique way.
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  • In this unique way. i am the only one who deals
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  • I am the only one who deals with these thoughts.
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  • With these thoughts. i am the only one
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  • I am the only one who cannot get over this
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  • Who cannot get over this and just move past it
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  • And just move past it and deal with it.
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  • And deal with it. paul says, no, it's common.
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  • Paul says, no, it's common. you're not really that special.
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  • You're not really that special. satan didn't just make up
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  • Satan didn't just make up a whole new temptation for you.
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  • A whole new temptation for you. you're really not that special.
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  • You're really not that special. it's the same temptations
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  • It's the same temptations and it's the same grace
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  • And it's the same grace that was available to me
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  • That was available to me as a teenager when
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  • As a teenager when my biggest temptation
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  • My biggest temptation was aol instant messenger.
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  • Was aol instant messenger. it's the same grace
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  • It's the same grace for snapchat.
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  • For snapchat. it's the same grace.
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  • It's the same grace. it's the same temptations.
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  • It's the same temptations. the reformers had a term
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  • The reformers had a term called common grace that they
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  • Called common grace that they used to talk about how
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  • Used to talk about how all people experience the grace
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  • All people experience the grace of god in some measure just
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  • Of god in some measure just by virtue of being humans
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  • By virtue of being humans that were made in his image
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  • That were made in his image and according to his likeness,
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  • And according to his likeness, and then there is that
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  • And then there is that special saving grace,
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  • Special saving grace, but here paul wants us to know
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  • But here paul wants us to know that just like there
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  • That just like there is a common grace,
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  • Is a common grace, there is a common temptation.
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  • There is a common temptation. and so, you're really not alone,
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  • And so, you're really not alone, and you're really
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  • And you're really not that weird,
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  • Not that weird, and you're really
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  • And you're really not that broken,
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  • Not that broken, and there really were no parts
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  • And there really were no parts or pieces missing in your box,
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  • Or pieces missing in your box, that you really do have
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  • That you really do have everything everybody else does
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  • Everything everybody else does that is needed to accomplish
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  • That is needed to accomplish what god has purposed
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  • What god has purposed for your life.
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  • For your life. and just like we think that
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  • And just like we think that the world has never been worse
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  • The world has never been worse than it is right now,
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  • Than it is right now, paul says this is nothing new.
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  • Paul says this is nothing new. this is the same old crap.
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  • This is the same old crap. can i say crap in my own pulpit
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  • Can i say crap in my own pulpit after being a pastor
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  • After being a pastor for 13 and a half years,
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  • For 13 and a half years, a grown man with gray hair
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  • A grown man with gray hair in my beard?
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  • In my beard? i'm sure i can say crap,
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  • I'm sure i can say crap, and you wouldn't be offended
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  • And you wouldn't be offended by that, right?
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  • By that, right? it's the same crap,
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  • It's the same crap, same old stuff that they were
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  • Same old stuff that they were dealing with in corinth.
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  • Dealing with in corinth. this church was wild.
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  • This church was wild. the church at corinth.
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  • The church at corinth. they would come in for communion
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  • They would come in for communion and get drunk
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  • And get drunk on the communion wine.
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  • On the communion wine. that's why we don't even
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  • That's why we don't even put alcohol in the cups
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  • Put alcohol in the cups when we do communion.
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  • When we do communion. i don't trust y'all.
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  • I don't trust y'all. it's grape juice.
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  • It's grape juice. it's pre-fermented.
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  • It's pre-fermented. it's welch's.
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  • It's welch's. some of y'all be
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  • Some of y'all be wil'in' in church talkin' --
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  • Wil'in' in church talkin' -- anyway, it's
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  • Anyway, it's the same temptations.
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  • The same temptations. it's not like the church
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  • It's not like the church people say, oh, well,
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  • People say, oh, well, we need to get back to
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  • We need to get back to the church of the new testament.
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  • The church of the new testament. you mean the ones where paul
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  • You mean the ones where paul had to write them a letter
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  • Had to write them a letter and say you shouldn't sleep
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  • And say you shouldn't sleep with your stepmother?
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  • With your stepmother? 'cause that was the church.
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  • 'cause that was the church. it's the same old stuff.
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  • It's the same old stuff. it's the same temptations.
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  • It's the same temptations. like, there was
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  • Like, there was some pristine, pure,
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  • Some pristine, pure, holy time when people
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  • Holy time when people didn't struggle.
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  • Didn't struggle. it's a different
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  • It's a different manifestation,
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  • Manifestation, but it's the same temptation.
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  • But it's the same temptation. it's the same stuff.
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  • It's the same stuff. it's the same stuff.
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  • It's the same stuff. have to be really careful
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  • Have to be really careful because we'll start judging
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  • Because we'll start judging people if their temptation
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  • People if their temptation has a different
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  • Has a different flavor than ours.
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  • Flavor than ours. well, i just don't see
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  • Well, i just don't see how they could.
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  • How they could. well, maybe they don't see
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  • Well, maybe they don't see how you could.
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  • How you could. paul wants us to know
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  • Paul wants us to know that this is nothing new.
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  • That this is nothing new. it is the same temptation.
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  • It is the same temptation. in many ways,
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  • In many ways, i've learned that
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  • I've learned that the temptations i'm facing now
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  • The temptations i'm facing now as i approach the age of 40
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  • As i approach the age of 40 are the same temptations
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  • Are the same temptations i was dealing with at age 14.
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  • I was dealing with at age 14. the reason that
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  • The reason that i was so honored to preach
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  • I was so honored to preach to our youth is
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  • To our youth is that i was hoping to help them
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  • That i was hoping to help them to see that the way that
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  • To see that the way that they will deal with temptation
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  • They will deal with temptation today will have so much to do
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  • Today will have so much to do with what they have to face
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  • With what they have to face in the future at a later time.
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  • In the future at a later time. it was important for me
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  • It was important for me to get that point across
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  • To get that point across because it's really nothing new.
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  • Because it's really nothing new. what you struggled with then
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  • What you struggled with then you struggle with now.
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  • You struggle with now. it's many of the same
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  • It's many of the same temptations that have
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  • Temptations that have cycled through our lives,
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  • Cycled through our lives, and it's the same
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  • And it's the same need for approval,
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  • Need for approval, the same need for validation,
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  • The same need for validation, the same reach for something
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  • The same reach for something to fill our soul.
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  • To fill our soul. it changes clothes,
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  • It changes clothes, but it does not change nature.
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  • But it does not change nature. it's the same temptation
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  • It's the same temptation at the root of it in our hearts.
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  • At the root of it in our hearts. it is our quest to depend
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  • It is our quest to depend on anything but god
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  • On anything but god to reach for something
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  • To reach for something physical and visible
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  • Physical and visible to make for ourselves
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  • To make for ourselves golden calves and graven images
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  • Golden calves and graven images that we can trust in
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  • That we can trust in and say these are your gods
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  • And say these are your gods that brought you out of egypt
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  • That brought you out of egypt as we grow weary
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  • As we grow weary waiting for the real god
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  • Waiting for the real god to deliver us in our situation,
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  • To deliver us in our situation, as patience becomes harder
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  • As patience becomes harder and harder for us
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  • And harder for us as we await the fullness
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  • As we await the fullness of the presence and the promise
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  • Of the presence and the promise of god in our own situations.
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  • Of god in our own situations. we devise for ourselves
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  • We devise for ourselves escape routes, a way out.
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  • Escape routes, a way out. it's hard to be human.
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  • It's hard to be human. it's hard to deal with
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  • It's hard to deal with the fragmented heart
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  • The fragmented heart that is common to each of us,
  • 00:09:15.685 --> 00:09:17.386
  • That is common to each of us, and so early in life
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  • And so early in life we begin to manage
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  • We begin to manage the pressure to escape the pain,
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  • The pressure to escape the pain, and we all find different ways.
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  • And we all find different ways. some ways are innocent enough.
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  • Some ways are innocent enough. some ways are destructive,
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  • Some ways are destructive, and most of the ways
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  • And most of the ways are somewhere in between.
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  • Are somewhere in between. there's always a way of escape.
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  • There's always a way of escape. everybody in here,
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  • Everybody in here, young and old, baptist,
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  • Young and old, baptist, pentecostal, atheist, agnostic.
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  • Pentecostal, atheist, agnostic. we all have a way of escape,
  • 00:09:46.048 --> 00:09:49.585
  • We all have a way of escape, and i wonder what is it that
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  • And i wonder what is it that you're trying to escape,
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  • You're trying to escape, and i wonder what is it
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  • And i wonder what is it that makes you feel trapped
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  • That makes you feel trapped like you can't get out.
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  • Like you can't get out. see, it's one thing
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  • See, it's one thing to be trapped
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  • To be trapped in a situation.
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  • In a situation. have you ever been trapped
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  • Have you ever been trapped in a situation?
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  • In a situation? i hope that this is not one
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  • I hope that this is not one of those right now for you.
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  • Of those right now for you. what was that ballet that
  • 00:10:09.572 --> 00:10:10.473
  • What was that ballet that you tricked me into going to?
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  • You tricked me into going to? oh, she took me
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  • Oh, she took me to "sleeping beauty",
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  • To "sleeping beauty", but she didn't tell me
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  • But she didn't tell me that there wouldn't be
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  • That there wouldn't be any speaking parts.
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  • Any speaking parts. i was ten minutes into that
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  • I was ten minutes into that ballet with holly and abbie,
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  • Ballet with holly and abbie, and i was praying.
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  • And i was praying. first i was praying
  • 00:10:25.488 --> 00:10:26.489
  • First i was praying for the rapture,
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  • For the rapture, and then i was looking
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  • And then i was looking at the fire alarm thinking
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  • At the fire alarm thinking maybe i could pull that,
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  • Maybe i could pull that, and then i was praying,
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  • And then i was praying, god, if you have to kill me,
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  • God, if you have to kill me, if you have to give me
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  • If you have to give me a brain hemorrhage to get me out
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  • A brain hemorrhage to get me out of this, just - - come on.
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  • Of this, just - - come on. have you ever been trapped?
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  • Have you ever been trapped? it's one thing to be
  • 00:10:42.905 --> 00:10:43.439
  • It's one thing to be trapped in a situation.
  • 00:10:43.506 --> 00:10:45.775
  • Trapped in a situation. it's another thing to feel
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  • It's another thing to feel trapped inside yourself
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  • Trapped inside yourself to feel like there's habits
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  • To feel like there's habits in my heart, ways that i lean,
  • 00:10:52.081 --> 00:10:54.717
  • In my heart, ways that i lean, and i prop up on things
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  • And i prop up on things that can't support the weight
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  • That can't support the weight of my worry,
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  • Of my worry, but i find myself doing it
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  • But i find myself doing it over and over again.
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  • Over and over again. and so, you devise
  • 00:11:02.058 --> 00:11:02.692
  • And so, you devise a way of escape.
  • 00:11:02.758 --> 00:11:04.794
  • A way of escape. you find a way to not
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  • You find a way to not have to feel what you feel.
  • 00:11:05.928 --> 00:11:09.098
  • Have to feel what you feel. you find a way out.
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  • You find a way out. the context of 1 corinthians 10
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  • The context of 1 corinthians 10 gives some real insight
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  • Gives some real insight to the meaning of verse 13
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  • To the meaning of verse 13 because in order for paul
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  • Because in order for paul to show the corinthian church,
  • 00:11:20.376 --> 00:11:21.477
  • To show the corinthian church, hey, this is nothing new
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  • Hey, this is nothing new what you're facing,
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  • What you're facing, and god is greater than
  • 00:11:24.046 --> 00:11:24.947
  • And god is greater than your situation,
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  • Your situation, and he's greater than
  • 00:11:26.282 --> 00:11:26.849
  • And he's greater than your sin,
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  • Your sin, and he's greater than
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  • And he's greater than your shame,
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  • Your shame, and he's greater than
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  • And he's greater than the thing that has a hold of you
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  • The thing that has a hold of you that won't let you go.
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  • That won't let you go. god is greater than that.
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  • God is greater than that. he takes them all the way
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  • He takes them all the way back to egypt.
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  • Back to egypt. the exodus story was critical
  • 00:11:36.892 --> 00:11:38.928
  • The exodus story was critical to the heritage
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  • To the heritage and the history
  • 00:11:40.196 --> 00:11:40.830
  • And the history of the people of god.
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  • Of the people of god. it was in egypt that
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  • It was in egypt that they escaped from the famine.
  • 00:11:44.200 --> 00:11:46.769
  • They escaped from the famine. when the famine hit canaan,
  • 00:11:46.836 --> 00:11:48.637
  • When the famine hit canaan, god had joseph
  • 00:11:48.704 --> 00:11:49.371
  • God had joseph positioned in egypt.
  • 00:11:49.438 --> 00:11:51.240
  • Positioned in egypt. how many know god always has
  • 00:11:51.307 --> 00:11:53.209
  • How many know god always has someone in a position
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  • Someone in a position to meet the needs of his people?
  • 00:11:54.910 --> 00:11:58.347
  • To meet the needs of his people? i need y'all to shout
  • 00:11:58.414 --> 00:11:59.048
  • I need y'all to shout with an election year coming up.
  • 00:11:59.115 --> 00:12:00.850
  • With an election year coming up. god's gonna take care of us.
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  • God's gonna take care of us. god is going
  • 00:12:03.419 --> 00:12:03.953
  • God is going to take care of us,
  • 00:12:04.019 --> 00:12:06.288
  • To take care of us, and that's true in every area
  • 00:12:06.355 --> 00:12:07.423
  • And that's true in every area and season of your life.
  • 00:12:07.490 --> 00:12:09.692
  • And season of your life. so, when they started starving
  • 00:12:09.759 --> 00:12:10.926
  • So, when they started starving in canaan,
  • 00:12:10.993 --> 00:12:12.428
  • In canaan, joseph said get dad
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  • Joseph said get dad and bring him to egypt.
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  • And bring him to egypt. god has given me favor
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  • God has given me favor in the midst of this famine.
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  • In the midst of this famine. so, they escaped canaan
  • 00:12:20.970 --> 00:12:22.404
  • So, they escaped canaan where there was a famine,
  • 00:12:22.471 --> 00:12:24.106
  • Where there was a famine, and jacob with
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  • And jacob with his 130-year-old self
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  • His 130-year-old self had to relocate
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  • Had to relocate not to south florida
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  • Not to south florida but to egypt, a foreign place
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  • But to egypt, a foreign place where he did not
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  • Where he did not know the pharaoh,
  • 00:12:35.751 --> 00:12:36.719
  • Know the pharaoh, but the pharaoh knew joseph
  • 00:12:36.786 --> 00:12:38.554
  • But the pharaoh knew joseph and since the pharaoh
  • 00:12:38.621 --> 00:12:39.155
  • And since the pharaoh knew joseph,
  • 00:12:39.221 --> 00:12:40.589
  • Knew joseph, jacob and all of the patriarchs
  • 00:12:40.656 --> 00:12:42.892
  • Jacob and all of the patriarchs and all of their wives
  • 00:12:42.958 --> 00:12:44.293
  • And all of their wives and all of their children,
  • 00:12:44.360 --> 00:12:45.761
  • And all of their children, not only did they get
  • 00:12:45.828 --> 00:12:46.829
  • Not only did they get to move into egypt,
  • 00:12:46.896 --> 00:12:48.931
  • To move into egypt, but they got to go to goshen.
  • 00:12:48.998 --> 00:12:51.367
  • But they got to go to goshen. goshen was the place
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  • Goshen was the place with the kentucky fried quail.
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  • With the kentucky fried quail. goshen was the place where you
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  • Goshen was the place where you can eat off the fat of the land.
  • 00:12:58.741 --> 00:13:01.110
  • Can eat off the fat of the land. goshen was the place of
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  • Goshen was the place of provision for a little while,
  • 00:13:02.211 --> 00:13:04.480
  • Provision for a little while, and for years and years
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  • And for years and years while others were starving,
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  • While others were starving, the house of jacob was eating
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  • The house of jacob was eating good in egypt until one day
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  • Good in egypt until one day the bible says that a pharaoh
  • 00:13:11.754 --> 00:13:13.789
  • The bible says that a pharaoh or a ruler arose in egypt
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  • Or a ruler arose in egypt that knew not joseph.
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  • That knew not joseph. when joseph died and pharaohs
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  • When joseph died and pharaohs changed, all of a sudden,
  • 00:13:19.595 --> 00:13:21.931
  • Changed, all of a sudden, the place where they had
  • 00:13:21.997 --> 00:13:23.332
  • The place where they had escaped to became the place
  • 00:13:23.399 --> 00:13:25.768
  • Escaped to became the place where they were enslaved in.
  • 00:13:25.835 --> 00:13:29.171
  • Where they were enslaved in. sometimes the place you go to
  • 00:13:29.238 --> 00:13:33.175
  • Sometimes the place you go to escape will become the place
  • 00:13:33.242 --> 00:13:36.679
  • Escape will become the place where you are enslaved.
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  • Where you are enslaved. can i break this down?
  • 00:13:39.114 --> 00:13:42.718
  • Can i break this down? it may be that you are
  • 00:13:42.785 --> 00:13:44.053
  • It may be that you are escaping for survival.
  • 00:13:44.119 --> 00:13:46.989
  • Escaping for survival. you escape to a relationship
  • 00:13:47.056 --> 00:13:49.525
  • You escape to a relationship that is really not good for you,
  • 00:13:49.592 --> 00:13:51.627
  • That is really not good for you, and you know that
  • 00:13:51.694 --> 00:13:52.461
  • And you know that the relationship
  • 00:13:52.528 --> 00:13:53.329
  • The relationship is not good for you,
  • 00:13:53.395 --> 00:13:54.530
  • Is not good for you, but you are so lonely
  • 00:13:54.597 --> 00:13:56.432
  • But you are so lonely rather than live by yourself
  • 00:13:56.498 --> 00:13:58.367
  • Rather than live by yourself because you feel like
  • 00:13:58.434 --> 00:13:59.201
  • Because you feel like you're dying inside
  • 00:13:59.268 --> 00:14:00.970
  • You're dying inside you would rather join up
  • 00:14:01.036 --> 00:14:02.171
  • You would rather join up with someone who
  • 00:14:02.238 --> 00:14:03.439
  • With someone who is bringing you down
  • 00:14:03.505 --> 00:14:05.241
  • Is bringing you down and even though you know
  • 00:14:05.307 --> 00:14:06.308
  • And even though you know that they're bringing you down
  • 00:14:06.375 --> 00:14:07.910
  • That they're bringing you down or they are abusive
  • 00:14:07.977 --> 00:14:09.278
  • Or they are abusive or they are not walking
  • 00:14:09.345 --> 00:14:10.412
  • Or they are not walking in the same direction as you,
  • 00:14:10.479 --> 00:14:12.147
  • In the same direction as you, you would rather walk
  • 00:14:12.214 --> 00:14:13.249
  • You would rather walk in the wrong direction than walk
  • 00:14:13.315 --> 00:14:15.251
  • In the wrong direction than walk alone in the right direction,
  • 00:14:15.317 --> 00:14:17.553
  • Alone in the right direction, and credit to you for being
  • 00:14:17.620 --> 00:14:18.954
  • And credit to you for being a survivor because some of
  • 00:14:19.021 --> 00:14:21.056
  • A survivor because some of the things that you did
  • 00:14:21.123 --> 00:14:22.057
  • The things that you did in your life,
  • 00:14:22.124 --> 00:14:23.092
  • In your life, you wen to egypt to survive.
  • 00:14:23.158 --> 00:14:25.828
  • You wen to egypt to survive. you went to egypt
  • 00:14:25.895 --> 00:14:26.962
  • You went to egypt not because it was a sin.
  • 00:14:27.029 --> 00:14:28.764
  • Not because it was a sin. it was just
  • 00:14:28.831 --> 00:14:29.265
  • It was just a matter of survival.
  • 00:14:29.331 --> 00:14:31.166
  • A matter of survival. some of the things that
  • 00:14:31.233 --> 00:14:32.001
  • Some of the things that we learn to medicate with.
  • 00:14:32.067 --> 00:14:34.036
  • We learn to medicate with. some of the habits that later
  • 00:14:34.103 --> 00:14:35.671
  • Some of the habits that later in life become masters over us.
  • 00:14:35.738 --> 00:14:38.841
  • In life become masters over us. they did not start as masters.
  • 00:14:38.908 --> 00:14:40.910
  • They did not start as masters. they started as medication.
  • 00:14:40.976 --> 00:14:43.379
  • They started as medication. and so, we took a pill at first
  • 00:14:43.445 --> 00:14:45.147
  • And so, we took a pill at first just to deal with it
  • 00:14:45.214 --> 00:14:46.015
  • Just to deal with it so we could
  • 00:14:46.081 --> 00:14:46.715
  • So we could deal with everyday life,
  • 00:14:46.782 --> 00:14:48.083
  • Deal with everyday life, but then it was two
  • 00:14:48.150 --> 00:14:49.485
  • But then it was two and then it was three
  • 00:14:49.551 --> 00:14:51.053
  • And then it was three and then it was a bunch,
  • 00:14:51.120 --> 00:14:52.488
  • And then it was a bunch, and now all of a sudden,
  • 00:14:52.554 --> 00:14:53.689
  • And now all of a sudden, i find myself enslaved
  • 00:14:53.756 --> 00:14:55.324
  • I find myself enslaved by something that i escaped to.
  • 00:14:55.391 --> 00:14:58.961
  • By something that i escaped to. this is not just true of pills.
  • 00:14:59.028 --> 00:15:00.729
  • This is not just true of pills. this can be true of sex.
  • 00:15:00.796 --> 00:15:02.765
  • This can be true of sex. you can look
  • 00:15:02.831 --> 00:15:03.265
  • You can look for a connection in sex
  • 00:15:03.332 --> 00:15:05.067
  • For a connection in sex and substitute it for love.
  • 00:15:05.134 --> 00:15:07.269
  • And substitute it for love. it's not that
  • 00:15:07.336 --> 00:15:08.003
  • It's not that you wanted to be dirty.
  • 00:15:08.070 --> 00:15:09.271
  • You wanted to be dirty. it's not that you wanted
  • 00:15:09.338 --> 00:15:10.139
  • It's not that you wanted to be promiscuous.
  • 00:15:10.205 --> 00:15:11.573
  • To be promiscuous. it's not that
  • 00:15:11.640 --> 00:15:12.107
  • It's not that you don't respect yourself.
  • 00:15:12.174 --> 00:15:13.809
  • You don't respect yourself. it's just that
  • 00:15:13.876 --> 00:15:14.476
  • It's just that you wanted to feel something,
  • 00:15:14.543 --> 00:15:16.278
  • You wanted to feel something, and the feeling of loneliness
  • 00:15:16.345 --> 00:15:17.613
  • And the feeling of loneliness can be so great that you would
  • 00:15:17.680 --> 00:15:19.381
  • Can be so great that you would rather feel a dirty connection
  • 00:15:19.448 --> 00:15:21.617
  • Rather feel a dirty connection than a clean sense
  • 00:15:21.684 --> 00:15:22.651
  • Than a clean sense of confinement
  • 00:15:22.718 --> 00:15:23.752
  • Of confinement that comes from
  • 00:15:23.819 --> 00:15:24.320
  • That comes from being quarantined
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  • Being quarantined in your own mind.
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  • In your own mind. [applause]
  • 00:15:26.855 --> 00:15:31.260
  • [applause] but the danger of escape is
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  • But the danger of escape is that egypt can feed you
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  • That egypt can feed you quail one day and whip you
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  • Quail one day and whip you with chains the next day.
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  • With chains the next day. [applause]
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  • [applause] and the place that you
  • 00:15:43.739 --> 00:15:44.440
  • And the place that you escaped to becomes the place
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  • Escaped to becomes the place that you are enslaved in.
  • 00:15:46.976 --> 00:15:50.412
  • That you are enslaved in. thank you for helping me, lord.
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  • Thank you for helping me, lord. i told the lord i wanted
  • 00:15:52.114 --> 00:15:53.115
  • I told the lord i wanted to preach this message with
  • 00:15:53.182 --> 00:15:54.450
  • To preach this message with energy like it was my first
  • 00:15:54.516 --> 00:15:55.951
  • Energy like it was my first time preaching it,
  • 00:15:56.018 --> 00:15:57.519
  • Time preaching it, and i feel his help today.
  • 00:15:57.586 --> 00:15:59.655
  • And i feel his help today. a chain-breaking kind of
  • 00:15:59.722 --> 00:16:00.789
  • A chain-breaking kind of anointing that can get deep down
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  • Anointing that can get deep down in your heart
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  • In your heart and help you to see
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  • And help you to see how sometimes the place
  • 00:16:12.901 --> 00:16:15.004
  • How sometimes the place that we run to
  • 00:16:15.070 --> 00:16:17.272
  • That we run to can become the place that we're
  • 00:16:17.339 --> 00:16:19.274
  • Can become the place that we're trapped in 'cause
  • 00:16:19.341 --> 00:16:23.679
  • Trapped in 'cause i just want to escape.
  • 00:16:23.746 --> 00:16:27.783
  • I just want to escape. i just don't want to
  • 00:16:27.850 --> 00:16:29.084
  • I just don't want to feel like this anymore.
  • 00:16:29.151 --> 00:16:31.920
  • Feel like this anymore. so now, that's why
  • 00:16:31.987 --> 00:16:34.323
  • So now, that's why i'm going outside of god
  • 00:16:34.390 --> 00:16:36.492
  • I'm going outside of god to meet a god-given need.
  • 00:16:36.558 --> 00:16:39.795
  • To meet a god-given need. that's why i'm doing things
  • 00:16:39.862 --> 00:16:41.530
  • That's why i'm doing things that make me feel bad
  • 00:16:41.597 --> 00:16:42.498
  • That make me feel bad in the morning.
  • 00:16:42.564 --> 00:16:45.234
  • In the morning. i'm doing things that leave
  • 00:16:45.300 --> 00:16:47.136
  • I'm doing things that leave a wake of consequences
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  • A wake of consequences that's going to affect me
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  • That's going to affect me in a way that has no alignment
  • 00:16:50.305 --> 00:16:53.442
  • In a way that has no alignment with the real intention
  • 00:16:53.509 --> 00:16:54.343
  • With the real intention of what god has spoken
  • 00:16:54.410 --> 00:16:55.010
  • Of what god has spoken over my life, but i just
  • 00:16:55.077 --> 00:16:57.546
  • Over my life, but i just gotta get out of this.
  • 00:16:57.613 --> 00:16:59.481
  • Gotta get out of this. i hope one day that i'll have
  • 00:16:59.548 --> 00:17:00.682
  • I hope one day that i'll have the courage to do this
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  • The courage to do this series called,
  • 00:17:01.884 --> 00:17:03.218
  • Series called, i already have the name of it.
  • 00:17:03.285 --> 00:17:04.153
  • I already have the name of it. i just don't have the guts
  • 00:17:04.219 --> 00:17:05.020
  • I just don't have the guts to preach it yet 'cause i know
  • 00:17:05.087 --> 00:17:06.688
  • To preach it yet 'cause i know how preach people are,
  • 00:17:06.755 --> 00:17:07.656
  • How preach people are, and i can already see
  • 00:17:07.723 --> 00:17:08.323
  • And i can already see the youtube comments,
  • 00:17:08.390 --> 00:17:09.158
  • The youtube comments, but y'all pray for me.
  • 00:17:09.224 --> 00:17:10.292
  • But y'all pray for me. one day i'm going to preach
  • 00:17:10.359 --> 00:17:11.026
  • One day i'm going to preach a whole series called,
  • 00:17:11.093 --> 00:17:12.027
  • A whole series called, "sins with benefits".
  • 00:17:12.094 --> 00:17:13.729
  • "sins with benefits". [applause]
  • 00:17:13.796 --> 00:17:18.367
  • [applause] y'all sound a little
  • 00:17:18.434 --> 00:17:19.001
  • Y'all sound a little too excited about that.
  • 00:17:19.068 --> 00:17:21.437
  • Too excited about that. kind of sketchy how y'all
  • 00:17:21.503 --> 00:17:22.504
  • Kind of sketchy how y'all clapped about that.
  • 00:17:22.571 --> 00:17:25.974
  • Clapped about that. because we will hear a lot
  • 00:17:26.041 --> 00:17:27.009
  • Because we will hear a lot of times about the consequence
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  • Of times about the consequence of sin,
  • 00:17:28.444 --> 00:17:29.078
  • Of sin, but if there were
  • 00:17:29.144 --> 00:17:30.379
  • But if there were no benefits to it,
  • 00:17:30.446 --> 00:17:32.781
  • No benefits to it, it wouldn't be so popular.
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  • It wouldn't be so popular. [applause]
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  • [applause] there is a need
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  • There is a need that egypt meets.
  • 00:17:43.826 --> 00:17:46.795
  • That egypt meets. there is as need that is met.
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  • There is as need that is met. you know, there is, there is,
  • 00:17:48.964 --> 00:17:50.766
  • You know, there is, there is, there is a longing
  • 00:17:50.833 --> 00:17:52.134
  • There is a longing that is fulfilled.
  • 00:17:52.201 --> 00:17:53.969
  • That is fulfilled. when i go outside of god
  • 00:17:54.036 --> 00:17:55.971
  • When i go outside of god to meet a god-given need,
  • 00:17:56.038 --> 00:17:57.606
  • To meet a god-given need, it works.
  • 00:17:57.673 --> 00:17:59.508
  • It works. see, that's the problem.
  • 00:17:59.575 --> 00:18:00.709
  • See, that's the problem. it works.
  • 00:18:00.776 --> 00:18:02.478
  • It works. it gets you out
  • 00:18:02.544 --> 00:18:03.612
  • It gets you out for a little while.
  • 00:18:03.679 --> 00:18:05.481
  • For a little while. it works until it doesn't.
  • 00:18:05.547 --> 00:18:08.050
  • It works until it doesn't. it works until it gets old.
  • 00:18:08.117 --> 00:18:10.519
  • It works until it gets old. it works until
  • 00:18:10.586 --> 00:18:11.787
  • It works until it fries the neural pathways
  • 00:18:11.854 --> 00:18:13.122
  • It fries the neural pathways and now it doesn't work anymore,
  • 00:18:13.188 --> 00:18:14.690
  • And now it doesn't work anymore, and now i'm doing it,
  • 00:18:14.756 --> 00:18:15.691
  • And now i'm doing it, but it doesn't
  • 00:18:15.757 --> 00:18:16.158
  • But it doesn't even work anymore,
  • 00:18:16.225 --> 00:18:17.259
  • Even work anymore, and now i'm chasing something
  • 00:18:17.326 --> 00:18:18.760
  • And now i'm chasing something that doesn't deliver,
  • 00:18:18.827 --> 00:18:20.696
  • That doesn't deliver, and i want a way out.
  • 00:18:20.762 --> 00:18:23.065
  • And i want a way out. so, paul says now you've got
  • 00:18:23.132 --> 00:18:23.899
  • So, paul says now you've got to back all the way up to egypt
  • 00:18:23.966 --> 00:18:25.701
  • To back all the way up to egypt and look at verse 1.
  • 00:18:25.767 --> 00:18:26.568
  • And look at verse 1. this is in the bible, y'all.
  • 00:18:26.635 --> 00:18:27.836
  • This is in the bible, y'all. he said i want you to know,
  • 00:18:27.903 --> 00:18:28.804
  • He said i want you to know, brothers,
  • 00:18:28.871 --> 00:18:29.805
  • Brothers, that our fathers were
  • 00:18:29.872 --> 00:18:30.873
  • That our fathers were all under the cloud.
  • 00:18:30.939 --> 00:18:32.040
  • All under the cloud. it's the same stuff.
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  • It's the same stuff. it's the same stuff.
  • 00:18:34.476 --> 00:18:36.712
  • It's the same stuff. they were all under the cloud,
  • 00:18:36.778 --> 00:18:38.113
  • They were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea.
  • 00:18:38.180 --> 00:18:40.115
  • And all passed through the sea. remember the red sea
  • 00:18:40.182 --> 00:18:42.151
  • Remember the red sea that god brought his people
  • 00:18:42.217 --> 00:18:43.118
  • That god brought his people through?
  • 00:18:43.185 --> 00:18:46.121
  • Through? come on.
  • 00:18:46.188 --> 00:18:47.156
  • Come on. has god ever brought you
  • 00:18:47.222 --> 00:18:47.990
  • Has god ever brought you out of anything?
  • 00:18:48.056 --> 00:18:49.358
  • Out of anything? [applause]
  • 00:18:49.424 --> 00:18:52.628
  • [applause] i don't mean you had a headache
  • 00:18:52.694 --> 00:18:53.862
  • I don't mean you had a headache and it went away.
  • 00:18:53.929 --> 00:18:55.497
  • And it went away. that was ibuprofen.
  • 00:18:55.564 --> 00:18:57.432
  • That was ibuprofen. but i mean something
  • 00:18:57.499 --> 00:18:58.834
  • But i mean something that was deep.
  • 00:18:58.901 --> 00:18:59.635
  • That was deep. it was a pit.
  • 00:18:59.701 --> 00:19:00.802
  • It was a pit. it was a depression.
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  • It was a depression. it was a darkness.
  • 00:19:02.037 --> 00:19:03.138
  • It was a darkness. it was a mistake.
  • 00:19:03.205 --> 00:19:04.306
  • It was a mistake. it was a mess you made,
  • 00:19:04.373 --> 00:19:06.475
  • It was a mess you made, but god brought you out.
  • 00:19:06.542 --> 00:19:08.310
  • But god brought you out. shout for 15 seconds.
  • 00:19:08.377 --> 00:19:10.279
  • Shout for 15 seconds. [applause]
  • 00:19:10.345 --> 00:19:21.990
  • [applause] matter of fact,
  • 00:19:22.057 --> 00:19:24.159
  • Matter of fact, shout if he didn't
  • 00:19:24.226 --> 00:19:24.893
  • Shout if he didn't just bring you out.
  • 00:19:24.960 --> 00:19:26.395
  • Just bring you out. shout if he brought
  • 00:19:26.461 --> 00:19:27.196
  • Shout if he brought you through.
  • 00:19:27.262 --> 00:19:28.764
  • You through. [applause]
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  • [applause] oh, god.
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  • Oh, god. that's good to me.
  • 00:19:32.668 --> 00:19:34.336
  • That's good to me. he didn't just
  • 00:19:34.403 --> 00:19:35.204
  • He didn't just bring me out of it.
  • 00:19:35.270 --> 00:19:36.872
  • Bring me out of it. he brought me through it,
  • 00:19:36.939 --> 00:19:38.740
  • He brought me through it, and since i went through it,
  • 00:19:38.807 --> 00:19:40.742
  • And since i went through it, i got something from it.
  • 00:19:40.809 --> 00:19:42.544
  • I got something from it. i'm stronger, wiser, better.
  • 00:19:42.611 --> 00:19:46.782
  • I had to go through
  • 00:19:51.320 --> 00:19:52.654
  • I had to go through the valley of
  • 00:19:52.721 --> 00:19:53.689
  • The valley of the shadow of death
  • 00:19:53.755 --> 00:19:55.190
  • The shadow of death so i could know
  • 00:19:55.257 --> 00:19:56.158
  • So i could know it's just a shadow.
  • 00:19:56.225 --> 00:19:57.593
  • It's just a shadow. the lord is my shepherd,
  • 00:19:57.659 --> 00:19:59.328
  • The lord is my shepherd, and i shall not want.
  • 00:19:59.394 --> 00:20:03.165
  • And i shall not want. now, i've got a table
  • 00:20:03.232 --> 00:20:04.466
  • Now, i've got a table in the presence of my enemies,
  • 00:20:04.533 --> 00:20:06.268
  • In the presence of my enemies, but the only way to the table
  • 00:20:06.335 --> 00:20:08.103
  • But the only way to the table was through the valley.
  • 00:20:08.170 --> 00:20:09.471
  • Was through the valley. i had to go through the pain.
  • 00:20:09.538 --> 00:20:13.075
  • I had to go through the pain. and that's what god did,
  • 00:20:13.141 --> 00:20:14.209
  • And that's what god did, -- now, watch this,
  • 00:20:14.276 --> 00:20:14.876
  • -- now, watch this, a history lesson.
  • 00:20:14.943 --> 00:20:15.677
  • A history lesson. tell somebody it's nothing new.
  • 00:20:15.744 --> 00:20:16.979
  • Tell somebody it's nothing new. it's nothing new.
  • 00:20:17.045 --> 00:20:17.779
  • It's nothing new. what you're going through,
  • 00:20:17.846 --> 00:20:18.714
  • What you're going through, god's people have been
  • 00:20:18.780 --> 00:20:20.048
  • God's people have been standing in front of stuff
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  • Standing in front of stuff that they didn't think
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  • That they didn't think they could make it through
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  • They could make it through for a long time.
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  • For a long time. they came to that red sea,
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  • They came to that red sea, pharaoh behind him,
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  • Pharaoh behind him, the chariots
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  • The chariots [chariot wheels clacking],
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  • [chariot wheels clacking], clackin' --
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  • Clackin' -- these were not,
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  • These were not, these were not basic chariots.
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  • These were not basic chariots. these were lamborghini chariots,
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  • These were lamborghini chariots, faster than them,
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  • Faster than them, stronger than them,
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  • Stronger than them, but somehow, some way,
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  • But somehow, some way, they passed through the sea.
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  • They passed through the sea. god brought them through it.
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  • God brought them through it. god said i'm not just going to
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  • God said i'm not just going to lift you out of it.
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  • Lift you out of it. i'm going to give you
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  • I'm going to give you the strength to walk through it.
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  • The strength to walk through it. no temptation.
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  • No temptation. [applause]
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  • [applause] he brought them through it.
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  • He brought them through it. he brought you through it.
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  • He brought you through it. he takes you through it.
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  • He takes you through it. not around it, but through it.
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  • Not around it, but through it. keep trying to work around it.
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  • Keep trying to work around it. we put all these work arounds
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  • We put all these work arounds in our life,
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  • In our life, all these ways that we don't
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  • All these ways that we don't really have to deal
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  • Really have to deal with real issues,
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  • With real issues, all these ways of escape that
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  • All these ways of escape that we try to make for ourselves.
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  • We try to make for ourselves. you know, since i really
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  • You know, since i really can't be happy
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  • Can't be happy let me just take pictures
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  • Let me just take pictures like i am.
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  • Like i am. [applause]
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  • [applause] they said we had
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  • They said we had overflow of ballantyne.
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  • Overflow of ballantyne. i'm just trying to make some
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  • I'm just trying to make some seats for next week.
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  • Seats for next week. i'm going to preach this
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  • I'm going to preach this 'til we got some empty seats.
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  • 'til we got some empty seats. but really,
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  • But really, it's the mercy of god 'cause
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  • It's the mercy of god 'cause he said it was the same cloud,
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  • He said it was the same cloud, same sea, same grace,
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  • Same sea, same grace, and the same grace that is
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  • And the same grace that is available if you're facing
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  • Available if you're facing a red sea of trouble
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  • A red sea of trouble is available
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  • Is available if you are facing
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  • If you are facing a temptation in your life
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  • A temptation in your life that has overtaken you.
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  • That has overtaken you. interesting language
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  • Interesting language because to say
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  • Because to say it has overtaken you
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  • It has overtaken you acknowledges that
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  • Acknowledges that it's stronger than you.
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  • It's stronger than you. so now, i'm being told
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  • So now, i'm being told that there is something
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  • That there is something that is stronger than me
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  • That is stronger than me working against me,
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  • Working against me, and you know exactly
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  • And you know exactly what that is in your life.
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  • What that is in your life. you know exactly what it is
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  • You know exactly what it is that you escaped to
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  • That you escaped to that you have become enslaved by
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  • That you have become enslaved by and if it's not sex
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  • And if it's not sex and if it's not pills, look.
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  • And if it's not pills, look. some people do it
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  • Some people do it with pharmaceuticals,
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  • With pharmaceuticals, some people do it with food.
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  • Some people do it with food. you can do it with drugs.
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  • You can do it with drugs. you can do it with doughnuts.
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  • You can do it with doughnuts. that's why i said temptation
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  • That's why i said temptation is a funny word.
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  • Is a funny word. if we start making a list,
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  • If we start making a list, of all the ones
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  • Of all the ones we don't struggle with
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  • We don't struggle with and then we'll shout about
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  • And then we'll shout about how god is faithful with that,
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  • How god is faithful with that, but blame can be
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  • But blame can be a way of escape.
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  • A way of escape. you hear me preaching
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  • You hear me preaching to you today?
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  • To you today? because blame will get you out
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  • Because blame will get you out of having to take
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  • Of having to take responsibility.
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  • Responsibility. the only problem is it gives
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  • The only problem is it gives the keys to your freedom
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  • The keys to your freedom to whoever you blame
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  • To whoever you blame for the situation.
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  • For the situation. [applause]
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  • [applause] and now, you're enslaved to
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  • And now, you're enslaved to the very thing
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  • The very thing that you were trying
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  • That you were trying to escape from.
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  • To escape from. now, you're enslaved
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  • Now, you're enslaved to bitterness
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  • To bitterness because you escaped
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  • Because you escaped through blame.
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  • Through blame. i could do this all day long.
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  • I could do this all day long. i could talk about how when
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  • I could talk about how when you feel trapped in something,
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  • You feel trapped in something, it's important what you trust in
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  • It's important what you trust in because whatever you trust
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  • Because whatever you trust becomes your master.
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  • Becomes your master. what are you escaping to?
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  • What are you escaping to? what are you escaping from?
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  • What are you escaping from? and have you escaped
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  • And have you escaped to something that has now
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  • To something that has now started to enslave you?
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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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  • So today if you felt challenged or encourage,
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  • Challenged or encourage, i have a resource i wanna
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  • Make available for you.
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  • Make available for you. it includes the sermon
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  • It includes the sermon you just heard
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  • You just heard and a few other messages
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  • And a few other messages that will take you deeper,
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  • That will take you deeper, strengthen your faith
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  • Strengthen your faith and really, really help you
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  • And really, really help you in your relationship with god,
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  • In your relationship with god, grow closer to him
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  • Grow closer to him and see what he has for you.
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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,
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  • 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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  • >> announcer: we all face
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  • Battles in situations
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  • 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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  • >> you didn't just buy a ticket,
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  • You set something in motion
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  • Just by being here tonight.
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  • Some of you brought
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  • Somebody else a ticket tonight
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  • And it's gonna change their life
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  • To know that god loves them
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  • And has not forsaken them
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  • And he is for you
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  • And not against you.
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  • >> ♪ hail hail lion of judah ♪
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  • ♪ let the lion roar ♪
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  • ♪ hail hail lion of judah ♪
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  • ♪ let the lion roar ♪
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • ♪ i think it over ♪
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  • ♪ and it doesn't add up ♪
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  • ♪ i know it comes from above ♪
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  • ♪ i've got miracles ♪
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  • ♪ on miracles ♪
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  • ♪ a million little miracles ♪
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