You Didn't Lose It Part 1

October 9, 2022 | 321 | 27:29

Pastor Steven teaches how to silence the enemy’s voice and reclaim who we are in Christ.

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Steven Furtick | You Didn't Lose It Part 1 | October 9, 2022
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  • >> mark 9:14-29
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  • >> mark 9:14-29 i wanna read this whole passage
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  • I wanna read this whole passage to you again
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  • To you again and let's look at this
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  • And let's look at this proclamation
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  • Proclamation that god wants to make.
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  • That god wants to make. you didn't lose it.
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  • You didn't lose it. say that to the person
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  • Say that to the person next to you,
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  • Next to you, you didn't lose it.
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  • You didn't lose it. and put it in the chat,
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  • And put it in the chat, those of you that are youtube
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  • Those of you that are youtube right now
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  • Right now say i didn't lose it.
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  • Say i didn't lose it. amen.
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  • Amen. mark 9:14: "when they came
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  • Mark 9:14: "when they came to the other disciples,
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  • To the other disciples, they saw a large crowd
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  • They saw a large crowd around them and the teachers
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  • Around them and the teachers of the law
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  • Of the law arguing with them.
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  • Arguing with them. as soon as all the people
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  • As soon as all the people saw jesus,
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  • Saw jesus, they were overwhelmed
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  • They were overwhelmed with wonder
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  • With wonder and ran to greet him.
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  • And ran to greet him. 'what are y'all fighting
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  • 'what are y'all fighting about now?' jesus asked."
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  • About now?' jesus asked." [laughter]
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  • [laughter] i wonder if he's still
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  • I wonder if he's still asking that question.
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  • Asking that question. "a man in the crowd answered,"
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  • "a man in the crowd answered," verse seventeen,
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  • Verse seventeen, "teacher, i brought you my son,
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  • "teacher, i brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit
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  • Who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him
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  • That has robbed him of speech.
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  • Of speech. whenever it seizes him,
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  • Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground.
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  • It throws him to the ground. he foams at the mouth,
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  • He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth
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  • Gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid.
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  • And becomes rigid. i asked your disciples
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  • I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit,
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  • To drive out the spirit, but they could not."
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  • But they could not." now listen
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  • Now listen to the phrase jesus uses,
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  • To the phrase jesus uses, "you unbelieving generation,
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  • "you unbelieving generation, how long shall i stay with you?
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  • How long shall i stay with you? how long shall i put up
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  • How long shall i put up with you?
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  • With you? bring the boy to me.
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  • Bring the boy to me. so, they brought him.
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  • So, they brought him. and when the spirit
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  • And when the spirit saw jesus,
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  • Saw jesus, it immediately,
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  • It immediately, threw the boy
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  • Threw the boy into a convulsion."
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  • Into a convulsion." so, this thing
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  • So, this thing that's been controlling
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  • That's been controlling this boy isn't going out
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  • This boy isn't going out without a fight.
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  • Without a fight. it's not gonna go out
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  • It's not gonna go out just because you came
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  • Just because you came to church one time.
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  • To church one time. it's not gonna happen
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  • It's not gonna happen just because you watched
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  • Just because you watched one youtube sermon,
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  • One youtube sermon, it's not gonna happen
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  • It's not gonna happen because you listen
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  • Because you listen to worship on the way to work
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  • To worship on the way to work for two days in a row.
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  • For two days in a row. [laughter]
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  • [laughter] "and so, the boy falls
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  • "and so, the boy falls to the ground
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  • To the ground and rolls around,
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  • And rolls around, and foams at the mouth."
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  • And foams at the mouth." then we said last week let's
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  • Then we said last week let's don't get so caught up
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  • Don't get so caught up in the symptoms,
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  • In the symptoms, that we miss the spirit,
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  • That we miss the spirit, that was at work
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  • That was at work in this situation.
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  • In this situation. it's the devil,
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  • It's the devil, it's the evil one,
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  • It's the evil one, he comes to kill
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  • He comes to kill and steal and destroy.
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  • And steal and destroy. and in this boy's case
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  • And in this boy's case it was a physical manifestation,
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  • It was a physical manifestation, but in many of our cases
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  • But in many of our cases it doesn't manifest
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  • It doesn't manifest in this way.
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  • In this way. it manifest
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  • It manifest in different ways,
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  • In different ways, we all have different ways
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  • We all have different ways that we experience this.
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  • That we experience this. "but jesus asked
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  • "but jesus asked the boy's father,"
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  • The boy's father," and i think this is
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  • And i think this is an important question
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  • An important question "'how long has he been
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  • "'how long has he been like this?'
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  • Like this?' 'from childhood,'
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  • 'from childhood,' he answered.
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  • He answered. 'it has often thrown him
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  • 'it has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him.
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  • Into fire or water to kill him. but if you can do anything,
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  • But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.'"
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  • Take pity on us and help us.'" and this is the part
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  • And this is the part that stood out to us,
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  • That stood out to us, last week.
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  • Last week. "'if you can?'
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  • "'if you can?' said jesus.
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  • Said jesus. 'everything is possible
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  • 'everything is possible for the one who believes.'
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  • For the one who believes.' immediately the boy's
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  • Immediately the boy's father exclaimed,
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  • Father exclaimed, 'i do believe.
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  • 'i do believe. help me, overcome
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  • Help me, overcome my unbelief.'
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  • My unbelief.' so, when jesus saw
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  • So, when jesus saw that a crowd
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  • That a crowd was running to the scene.
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  • Was running to the scene. he rebuked the impure spirit.
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  • He rebuked the impure spirit. 'you deaf and mute spirit,'
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  • 'you deaf and mute spirit,' he said, 'i command you,
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  • He said, 'i command you, come out of him,
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  • Come out of him, and never enter him again.'
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  • And never enter him again.' and the spirit shrieked,
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  • And the spirit shrieked, convulsed, him violently,
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  • Convulsed, him violently, and came out.
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  • And came out. the boy looked so much
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  • The boy looked so much like a corpse,
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  • Like a corpse, that many said, 'he's dead.'"
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  • That many said, 'he's dead.'" many said, "he's dead,"
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  • Many said, "he's dead," many said, "e's dead."
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  • Many said, "e's dead." but jesus.
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  • But jesus. many said, but jesus,
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  • Many said, but jesus, many said, but jesus.
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  • Many said, but jesus. popular opinion never overrides
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  • Popular opinion never overrides god's purpose.
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  • God's purpose. [applause]
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  • [applause] "many said, but jesus."
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  • "many said, but jesus." y'all love the bible.
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  • Y'all love the bible. "many said, but jesus."
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  • "many said, but jesus." they don't have the last word.
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  • They don't have the last word. they don't have the last word.
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  • They don't have the last word. "many said, but jesus
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  • "many said, but jesus took him by the hand,
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  • Took him by the hand, and lifted him to his feet,
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  • And lifted him to his feet, and he stood up."
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  • And he stood up." now here's where
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  • Now here's where we wanna go today.
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  • We wanna go today. "after jesus had gone indoors,
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  • "after jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked
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  • His disciples asked him privately,
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  • Him privately, 'why couldn't,
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  • 'why couldn't, we drive it out?'
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  • We drive it out?' and he replied,
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  • And he replied, 'this kind,
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  • 'this kind, can only come out by prayer.'"
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  • Can only come out by prayer.'" "why couldn't we do it?"
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  • "why couldn't we do it?" my first instinct in reading
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  • My first instinct in reading the text was to judge
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  • The text was to judge the disciples for their lack
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  • The disciples for their lack of faith to help this boy
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  • Of faith to help this boy and i even wanted to tell them
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  • And i even wanted to tell them you know
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  • You know if you would've spent less time
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  • If you would've spent less time arguing with the teachers
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  • Arguing with the teachers of the law
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  • Of the law maybe you could've helped
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  • Maybe you could've helped the boy.
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  • The boy. now i've gotta be honest
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  • Now i've gotta be honest i'm hard on myself.
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  • I'm hard on myself. so, maybe i'm reading
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  • So, maybe i'm reading into the text how i feel
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  • Into the text how i feel about myself and holly
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  • About myself and holly helps me with this.
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  • Helps me with this. holly has helped me
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  • Holly has helped me in so many ways,
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  • In so many ways, but one of the main things
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  • But one of the main things she helps me with --
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  • She helps me with -- and i'm telling you, man,
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  • And i'm telling you, man, people will come up to me
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  • People will come up to me all the time it's like,
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  • All the time it's like, "we like you a lot,
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  • "we like you a lot, but we love holly,"
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  • But we love holly," and i'm like
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  • And i'm like that's how i feel too.
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  • That's how i feel too. [laughter]
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  • [laughter] i only like me sometimes.
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  • I only like me sometimes. i love her;
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  • I love her; she's amazing,
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  • She's amazing, and however amazing she looks
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  • And however amazing she looks she's much more amazing
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  • She's much more amazing up close and not everybody
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  • Up close and not everybody is like that.
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  • Is like that. but she really is like that,
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  • But she really is like that, and she's got better every year
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  • And she's got better every year and she's taught me so much.
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  • And she's taught me so much. she teaches me things,
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  • She teaches me things, like she'll say after
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  • Like she'll say after she did a bible study for y'all
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  • She did a bible study for y'all and we're gonna share this
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  • And we're gonna share this with our e-groups.
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  • With our e-groups. it's called 'essentials'
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  • It's called 'essentials' and she's gonna break down
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  • And she's gonna break down the essentials
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  • The essentials just getting back to basics,
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  • Just getting back to basics, fundamental training,
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  • Fundamental training, you know, core strength
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  • You know, core strength to put it in fitness terms.
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  • To put it in fitness terms. and we're gonna share it
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  • And we're gonna share it this fall with our e-groups
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  • This fall with our e-groups but when she came home
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  • But when she came home from filming it,
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  • From filming it, she said sumthin'
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  • She said sumthin' i've never said
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  • I've never said after i preached.
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  • After i preached. "it was really good."
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  • "it was really good." [laughter]
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  • [laughter] never once, have i put down
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  • Never once, have i put down the mic and walked off
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  • The mic and walked off and gone that was really good.
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  • And gone that was really good. [laughter]
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  • [laughter] never, ever.
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  • Never, ever. the best it gets for me
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  • The best it gets for me on the inside
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  • On the inside 'cause i'm really hard on myself
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  • 'cause i'm really hard on myself and she helps me with this.
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  • And she helps me with this. the best it gets for me is
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  • The best it gets for me is i don't want to die, right?
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  • I don't want to die, right? that would be my version
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  • That would be my version of really good.
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  • Of really good. [laughter]
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  • [laughter] i don't want to quit
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  • I don't want to quit and go get a job
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  • And go get a job at guitar center.
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  • At guitar center. i'm really hard on myself
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  • I'm really hard on myself and she helps me with that.
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  • And she helps me with that. and my instinct is
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  • And my instinct is and i shouldn't be confessing
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  • And i shouldn't be confessing all this.
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  • All this. i always feel like
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  • I always feel like i said too much
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  • I said too much after i preach too
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  • After i preach too which is part a the reason
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  • Which is part a the reason that i never like it
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  • That i never like it after i preach it
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  • After i preach it because i open up
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  • Because i open up my gaping wounds
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  • My gaping wounds and bleed all over you,
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  • And bleed all over you, and then i walk back
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  • And then i walk back to stitch it together myself.
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  • To stitch it together myself. but holly helps me
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  • But holly helps me because i'm typically
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  • Because i'm typically thinking like,
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  • Thinking like, i'm thinkin' like
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  • I'm thinkin' like that my best is behind me.
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  • That my best is behind me. so, for instance if i preach
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  • So, for instance if i preach a sermon and i feel like
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  • A sermon and i feel like ah i didn't say it like
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  • Ah i didn't say it like i was supposed too
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  • I was supposed too and i saw seven people yawn
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  • And i saw seven people yawn when i was in only
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  • When i was in only my first point.
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  • My first point. and wow that guy's asleep
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  • And wow that guy's asleep over there if i see
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  • Over there if i see all that when i'm preaching
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  • All that when i'm preaching my instinct is to think like,
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  • My instinct is to think like, i think i've lost it.
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  • I think i've lost it. or if i open my bible
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  • Or if i open my bible and i'm lookin' for a sermon
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  • And i'm lookin' for a sermon and it's monday
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  • And it's monday and i can't find
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  • And i can't find one that's fine.
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  • One that's fine. if i'm lookin' for a sermon
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  • If i'm lookin' for a sermon and it's tuesday that's fine,
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  • And it's tuesday that's fine, wednesday i'm okay,
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  • Wednesday i'm okay, thursday, friday, saturday.
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  • Thursday, friday, saturday. [laughter]
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  • [laughter] saturday, i start
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  • Saturday, i start repenting of every sin
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  • Repenting of every sin i committed from childhood,
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  • I committed from childhood, stuff i did
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  • Stuff i did when i was sixteen,
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  • When i was sixteen, i start telling the lord
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  • I start telling the lord i'm sorry for everything
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  • I'm sorry for everything just in case.
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  • Just in case. 'cause i'm like
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  • 'cause i'm like where did you go, lord?
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  • Where did you go, lord? think i lost it,
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  • Think i lost it, sometimes when i'm going
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  • Sometimes when i'm going to create and chris
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  • To create and chris can tell you this
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  • Can tell you this but a lotta times if we go
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  • But a lotta times if we go to write a song and we don't get
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  • To write a song and we don't get a good song that day
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  • A good song that day i'll leave and i'll be like
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  • I'll leave and i'll be like i don't know maybe i'm just
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  • I don't know maybe i'm just maybe my season
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  • Maybe my season of song writing is over.
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  • Of song writing is over. just it only takes one bad day.
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  • Just it only takes one bad day. [laughter]
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  • [laughter] you know.
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  • You know. i lost it and holly's
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  • I lost it and holly's really good
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  • Really good because she will a --
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  • Because she will a -- she'll get in there
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  • She'll get in there and she talks tough to me.
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  • And she talks tough to me. she has a whole other gear,
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  • She has a whole other gear, a whole other demeanor
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  • A whole other demeanor that's not sweet and --
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  • That's not sweet and -- but at the same time
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  • But at the same time she's like you didn't lose it.
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  • She's like you didn't lose it. and she's really good
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  • And she's really good about getting me
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  • About getting me to see like
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  • To see like that a bad day doesn't mean
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  • That a bad day doesn't mean your going backwards in general.
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  • Your going backwards in general. i'm a catastrophizer, right.
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  • I'm a catastrophizer, right. [laughter]
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  • [laughter] if i walk in the room
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  • If i walk in the room and the church
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  • And the church is kind of only like
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  • Is kind of only like there's not as many people
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  • There's not as many people as they were the week
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  • As they were the week before i'm like it's over.
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  • Before i'm like it's over. [laughter]
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  • [laughter] loosing relevance,
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  • Loosing relevance, we're losing ground.
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  • We're losing ground. [laughter]
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  • [laughter] it's terrible;
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  • It's terrible; i'm not bragging
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  • I'm not bragging about this.
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  • About this. [laughter]
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  • [laughter] i just relate
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  • I just relate to the disciples
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  • To the disciples 'cause i think they're afraid.
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  • 'cause i think they're afraid. they go to cast out this demon
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  • They go to cast out this demon and they can't do it
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  • And they can't do it and they're like, jesus!
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  • And they're like, jesus! what happened?
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  • What happened? did we lose it?
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  • Did we lose it? 'cause they did this before.
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  • 'cause they did this before. they cast out demons before.
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  • They cast out demons before. it isn't like
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  • It isn't like they never did it before.
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  • They never did it before. but they go to do it
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  • But they go to do it and it doesn't work.
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  • And it doesn't work. and then bartholomew tries,
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  • And then bartholomew tries, and it doesn't work,
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  • And it doesn't work, and andrew tries
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  • And andrew tries and it doesn't work,
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  • And it doesn't work, and then judas tries
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  • And then judas tries you know it didn't work.
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  • You know it didn't work. [laughter]
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  • [laughter] and after they're all finished
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  • And after they're all finished trying 'cause jesus --
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  • Trying 'cause jesus -- now-now,
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  • Now-now, jesus is up on a mountain
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  • Jesus is up on a mountain being transfigured.
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  • Being transfigured. the voice of the father
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  • The voice of the father is speaking over him.
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  • Is speaking over him. this is my son whom i love,
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  • This is my son whom i love, and i am well pleased to him.
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  • And i am well pleased to him. that what happened
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  • That what happened in mark 9 part 'a'
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  • In mark 9 part 'a' and he's got with him
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  • And he's got with him his favorite disciples
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  • His favorite disciples like you have
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  • Like you have your favorite kid.
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  • Your favorite kid. [laughter]
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  • [laughter] and peter, james and john
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  • And peter, james and john comeback down the mountain
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  • Comeback down the mountain only to find that the glory
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  • Only to find that the glory that they experienced,
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  • That they experienced, and the radiance
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  • And the radiance that they experienced
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  • That they experienced on the mountain is not exactly
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  • On the mountain is not exactly in full operation
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  • In full operation in the valley.
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  • In the valley. and isn't life just like that?
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  • And isn't life just like that? to where, you have
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  • To where, you have to get from the mountains
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  • To get from the mountains of inspiration
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  • Of inspiration and encouragement,
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  • And encouragement, and to get into the valleys
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  • And to get into the valleys of these hardships.
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  • Of these hardships. and i'm now more
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  • And i'm now more than ever i'm kind of lookin'
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  • Than ever i'm kind of lookin' at the disciples
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  • At the disciples in a new light
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  • In a new light because i'm a middle-aged man
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  • Because i'm a middle-aged man and i know what it feels
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  • And i know what it feels like to be like,
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  • Like to be like, this isn't workin'
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  • This isn't workin' like it used to work.
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  • Like it used to work. before i go into the gym,
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  • Before i go into the gym, i have to wrap up my elbow,
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  • I have to wrap up my elbow, my wrist.
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  • My wrist. i'll be wearing head gear
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  • I'll be wearing head gear before i go in there soon.
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  • Before i go in there soon. [laughter]
  • 00:10:32.962 --> 00:10:38.634
  • [laughter] my son says,
  • 00:10:38.701 --> 00:10:39.101
  • My son says, "dad, you look like a robot;
  • 00:10:39.168 --> 00:10:41.203
  • "dad, you look like a robot; your so like wrapped up."
  • 00:10:41.270 --> 00:10:41.937
  • Your so like wrapped up." 'cause stuff hurts
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  • 'cause stuff hurts it doesn't work
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  • It doesn't work like it used to work, you know.
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  • Like it used to work, you know. and i think for a split second
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  • And i think for a split second here the disciples
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  • Here the disciples they're asking jesus,
  • 00:10:49.545 --> 00:10:51.113
  • They're asking jesus, and i'm gonna point this out.
  • 00:10:51.180 --> 00:10:51.914
  • And i'm gonna point this out. gimmie the scripture
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  • Gimmie the scripture back on the screen.
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  • Back on the screen. it said, "after jesus,"
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  • It said, "after jesus," mark 9:28:
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  • Mark 9:28: "had gone in doors,
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  • "had gone in doors, his disciples
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  • His disciples asked him privately,
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  • Asked him privately, 'why couldn't we drive it out?'"
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  • 'why couldn't we drive it out?'" everybody say: privately.
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  • Everybody say: privately. >> congregation: privately.
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  • >> congregation: privately. >> they asked jesus privately.
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  • >> they asked jesus privately. and i wrote down a question.
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  • And i wrote down a question. how much better off
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  • How much better off would we be if we asked jesus
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  • Would we be if we asked jesus some things privately?
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  • Some things privately? instead of saying
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  • Instead of saying things publicly.
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  • Things publicly. y'all don't like that?
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  • Y'all don't like that? [cheering]
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  • [cheering] because instead of blaming
  • 00:11:27.416 --> 00:11:30.219
  • Because instead of blaming the teachers of the law
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  • The teachers of the law they finally realized
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  • They finally realized that we have to fix
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  • That we have to fix this internally,
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  • This internally, privately and jesus said,
  • 00:11:37.226 --> 00:11:38.894
  • Privately and jesus said, "'this kind can come out
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  • "'this kind can come out only by prayer.'"
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  • Only by prayer.'" so, now the disciples
  • 00:11:45.134 --> 00:11:45.735
  • So, now the disciples are asking jesus privately,
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  • Are asking jesus privately, "why couldn't we drive it out?"
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  • "why couldn't we drive it out?" and the father, i don't know
  • 00:11:49.772 --> 00:11:50.639
  • And the father, i don't know if you noticed this,
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  • If you noticed this, but the father in verse 24
  • 00:11:51.474 --> 00:11:53.042
  • But the father in verse 24 he says something
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  • He says something that sounds like a contradiction
  • 00:11:54.210 --> 00:11:55.511
  • That sounds like a contradiction on the surface,
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  • On the surface, and the really spiritual
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  • And the really spiritual over spiritual scratch
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  • Over spiritual scratch and sniff christians
  • 00:12:00.216 --> 00:12:01.050
  • And sniff christians don't like this verse
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  • Don't like this verse because it doesn't sound
  • 00:12:01.917 --> 00:12:02.818
  • Because it doesn't sound so concrete.
  • 00:12:02.885 --> 00:12:04.954
  • So concrete. it's a little too abstract
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  • It's a little too abstract it's got too much tension in it.
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  • It's got too much tension in it. he said, "i do believe."
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  • He said, "i do believe." verse 24, "help me overcome
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  • Verse 24, "help me overcome my unbelief!"
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  • My unbelief!" the father
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  • The father who brought his son to jesus
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  • Who brought his son to jesus who needed healing
  • 00:12:16.098 --> 00:12:16.699
  • Who needed healing is struggling
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  • Is struggling with the same thing
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  • With the same thing that the disciples
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  • That the disciples are struggling with, unbelief.
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  • Are struggling with, unbelief. "he immediately exclaimed,
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  • "he immediately exclaimed, 'i do believe,
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  • 'i do believe, help my unbelief.'"
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  • Help my unbelief.'" so, the message last week,
  • 00:12:26.909 --> 00:12:28.511
  • So, the message last week, was built around the idea
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  • Was built around the idea that there is a difference
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  • That there is a difference between you
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  • Between you and your feelings.
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  • And your feelings. there is a difference
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  • There is a difference between you
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  • Between you and your thoughts.
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  • And your thoughts. there is a difference
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  • There is a difference between you and your emotions.
  • 00:12:37.486 --> 00:12:38.554
  • Between you and your emotions. there is a difference
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  • There is a difference between you and your successes.
  • 00:12:39.321 --> 00:12:41.257
  • Between you and your successes. there's a difference
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  • There's a difference between you and your failures.
  • 00:12:41.757 --> 00:12:43.125
  • Between you and your failures. you are not it.
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  • You are not it. this boy is possessed
  • 00:12:45.861 --> 00:12:46.595
  • This boy is possessed by a spirit that's making him
  • 00:12:46.662 --> 00:12:48.030
  • By a spirit that's making him do all kinds of things
  • 00:12:48.097 --> 00:12:49.398
  • Do all kinds of things to harm him but he's still
  • 00:12:49.465 --> 00:12:51.100
  • To harm him but he's still the son of the father.
  • 00:12:51.167 --> 00:12:53.068
  • The son of the father. and the father
  • 00:12:53.135 --> 00:12:53.602
  • And the father still sees his son,
  • 00:12:53.669 --> 00:12:55.471
  • Still sees his son, beneath the things
  • 00:12:55.538 --> 00:12:56.005
  • Beneath the things that he struggles with.
  • 00:12:56.071 --> 00:12:57.807
  • That he struggles with. just like your father
  • 00:12:57.873 --> 00:12:58.474
  • Just like your father still sees you
  • 00:12:58.541 --> 00:12:59.341
  • Still sees you your heavenly father
  • 00:12:59.408 --> 00:13:00.075
  • Your heavenly father still sees you
  • 00:13:00.142 --> 00:13:00.843
  • Still sees you separate from the things
  • 00:13:00.910 --> 00:13:02.111
  • Separate from the things that you struggle with
  • 00:13:02.178 --> 00:13:04.213
  • That you struggle with and how he dealt with the sin
  • 00:13:04.280 --> 00:13:05.614
  • And how he dealt with the sin that stood against you
  • 00:13:05.681 --> 00:13:06.549
  • That stood against you on the cross.
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  • On the cross. so, he doesn't see your sin
  • 00:13:07.716 --> 00:13:08.684
  • So, he doesn't see your sin when he looks at you.
  • 00:13:08.751 --> 00:13:10.953
  • When he looks at you. he doesn't see your successes
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  • He doesn't see your successes when he looks at you.
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  • When he looks at you. he sees a son.
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  • He sees a son. he sees a daughter.
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  • He sees a daughter. you are not...it.
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  • You are not...it. you are not it.
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  • You are not it. [applause]
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  • [applause] we are so addicted to "it"
  • 00:13:23.065 --> 00:13:24.567
  • We are so addicted to "it" in our culture
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  • In our culture that when we really wanna
  • 00:13:25.434 --> 00:13:26.535
  • That when we really wanna compliment somebody
  • 00:13:26.602 --> 00:13:27.803
  • Compliment somebody that they're good at something.
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  • That they're good at something. we'll say you're a machine,
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  • We'll say you're a machine, man you're a machine.
  • 00:13:31.574 --> 00:13:33.075
  • Man you're a machine. wow!
  • 00:13:33.142 --> 00:13:33.509
  • Wow! you're just amazing.
  • 00:13:33.576 --> 00:13:34.210
  • You're just amazing. you're a machine.
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  • You're a machine. that's a downgrade.
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  • That's a downgrade. how did you take me
  • 00:13:37.746 --> 00:13:38.547
  • How did you take me out of the animal kingdom
  • 00:13:38.614 --> 00:13:40.316
  • Out of the animal kingdom and make me a machine?
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  • And make me a machine? how did you demote me
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  • How did you demote me into what i just did?
  • 00:13:44.587 --> 00:13:46.989
  • Into what i just did? and so, the trick is
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  • And so, the trick is you can't let people
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  • You can't let people do that to you positively
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  • Do that to you positively or negatively, right?
  • 00:13:49.792 --> 00:13:52.795
  • Or negatively, right? you can't let people
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  • You can't let people identify you
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  • Identify you with your gift
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  • With your gift because you're more
  • 00:13:55.698 --> 00:13:56.131
  • Because you're more than your gift.
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  • Than your gift. you can't let people identify
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  • You can't let people identify you with your sin,
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  • You with your sin, because you're more
  • 00:13:59.768 --> 00:14:00.603
  • Because you're more than your sin.
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  • Than your sin. [applause]
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  • [applause] you are the righteousness
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  • You are the righteousness of god in christ jesus.
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  • Of god in christ jesus. you are made in his image
  • 00:14:07.076 --> 00:14:08.344
  • You are made in his image and in his likeness,
  • 00:14:08.410 --> 00:14:10.346
  • And in his likeness, and the father said
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  • And the father said this is my son.
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  • This is my son. just like, god the father
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  • Just like, god the father said over jesus,
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  • Said over jesus, "this is my son,"
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  • "this is my son," the father in mark
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  • The father in mark chapter nine says,
  • 00:14:17.553 --> 00:14:18.320
  • Chapter nine says, "this is my son
  • 00:14:18.387 --> 00:14:19.555
  • "this is my son and he's got problems,
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  • And he's got problems, but he is not it."
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  • But he is not it." he is not it.
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  • He is not it. and the disciples
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  • And the disciples are learning a valuable lesson
  • 00:14:27.096 --> 00:14:28.898
  • Are learning a valuable lesson and the father is learning
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  • And the father is learning a valuable lesson
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  • A valuable lesson that in owning your doubts,
  • 00:14:31.433 --> 00:14:35.371
  • That in owning your doubts, you don't disqualify
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  • You don't disqualify your faith.
  • 00:14:36.038 --> 00:14:38.908
  • Your faith. "i do believe.
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  • "i do believe. help me overcome
  • 00:14:41.043 --> 00:14:42.511
  • Help me overcome my unbelief."
  • 00:14:42.578 --> 00:14:43.379
  • My unbelief." now there's a couple miracles
  • 00:14:43.445 --> 00:14:44.647
  • Now there's a couple miracles in this passage.
  • 00:14:44.713 --> 00:14:45.814
  • In this passage. one is that the boy
  • 00:14:45.881 --> 00:14:47.283
  • One is that the boy gets healed of his condition,
  • 00:14:47.349 --> 00:14:48.884
  • Gets healed of his condition, and two is
  • 00:14:48.951 --> 00:14:50.753
  • And two is that the man asks for help.
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  • That the man asks for help. how many women know
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  • How many women know that for a man to ask for help
  • 00:14:54.924 --> 00:14:58.894
  • That for a man to ask for help is a miracle in itself?
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  • Is a miracle in itself? now, not me, i ask holly
  • 00:15:02.798 --> 00:15:03.666
  • Now, not me, i ask holly for help all the time.
  • 00:15:03.732 --> 00:15:05.834
  • For help all the time. i particularly,
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  • I particularly, this one a the things
  • 00:15:07.169 --> 00:15:08.003
  • This one a the things in our marriage i told you
  • 00:15:08.070 --> 00:15:09.038
  • In our marriage i told you that she helps me a lot:
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  • That she helps me a lot: i am horrible
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  • I am horrible about loosing things
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  • About loosing things and then freaking out
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  • And then freaking out and thinkin'
  • 00:15:16.545 --> 00:15:16.879
  • And thinkin' it's gone forever.
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  • It's gone forever. and holly's more calm,
  • 00:15:18.280 --> 00:15:19.848
  • And holly's more calm, so every morning we start
  • 00:15:19.915 --> 00:15:20.883
  • So every morning we start our day with me
  • 00:15:20.950 --> 00:15:22.484
  • Our day with me loosing my airpods.
  • 00:15:22.551 --> 00:15:23.652
  • Loosing my airpods. [laughter]
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  • [laughter] every morning,
  • 00:15:24.687 --> 00:15:26.155
  • Every morning, i know this is some
  • 00:15:26.221 --> 00:15:27.156
  • I know this is some real first world problems
  • 00:15:27.222 --> 00:15:28.023
  • Real first world problems i'm telling you about up here.
  • 00:15:28.090 --> 00:15:29.591
  • I'm telling you about up here. but every morning
  • 00:15:29.658 --> 00:15:30.192
  • But every morning this is the first thing we do.
  • 00:15:30.259 --> 00:15:31.527
  • This is the first thing we do. i don't seek the lord.
  • 00:15:31.593 --> 00:15:32.428
  • I don't seek the lord. i look for my airpods
  • 00:15:32.494 --> 00:15:34.363
  • I look for my airpods because i have sleep issues,
  • 00:15:34.430 --> 00:15:35.331
  • Because i have sleep issues, so i always put somethin'
  • 00:15:35.397 --> 00:15:36.532
  • So i always put somethin' really boring in my ear pod
  • 00:15:36.598 --> 00:15:38.033
  • Really boring in my ear pod to fall asleep to and i spend
  • 00:15:38.100 --> 00:15:39.702
  • To fall asleep to and i spend the first ten minutes of the day
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  • The first ten minutes of the day lookin' for the airpod
  • 00:15:41.036 --> 00:15:42.037
  • Lookin' for the airpod and then after five minutes
  • 00:15:42.104 --> 00:15:43.372
  • And then after five minutes of looking for it,
  • 00:15:43.439 --> 00:15:43.872
  • Of looking for it, i ask you, holly,
  • 00:15:43.939 --> 00:15:45.841
  • I ask you, holly, to help me.
  • 00:15:45.908 --> 00:15:46.608
  • To help me. and ask her
  • 00:15:46.675 --> 00:15:47.309
  • And ask her to help me and she does,
  • 00:15:47.376 --> 00:15:48.277
  • To help me and she does, she's been doing this
  • 00:15:48.344 --> 00:15:49.211
  • She's been doing this our whole marriage
  • 00:15:49.278 --> 00:15:49.945
  • Our whole marriage 'cause my first instinct
  • 00:15:50.012 --> 00:15:50.679
  • 'cause my first instinct is it's gone.
  • 00:15:50.746 --> 00:15:52.114
  • Is it's gone. [laughter]
  • 00:15:52.181 --> 00:15:54.283
  • [laughter] it's gone.
  • 00:15:54.350 --> 00:15:56.018
  • It's gone. it'll never be back again
  • 00:15:56.085 --> 00:15:57.319
  • It'll never be back again whether it's sunglasses,
  • 00:15:57.386 --> 00:15:59.254
  • Whether it's sunglasses, airpods, my anointing.
  • 00:15:59.321 --> 00:16:03.525
  • Airpods, my anointing. [laughter]
  • 00:16:03.592 --> 00:16:04.994
  • [laughter] i told you my first instinct
  • 00:16:05.060 --> 00:16:07.296
  • I told you my first instinct is it's gone, it's gone.
  • 00:16:07.363 --> 00:16:10.699
  • Is it's gone, it's gone. i don't feel god's presence
  • 00:16:10.766 --> 00:16:12.101
  • I don't feel god's presence right now.
  • 00:16:12.167 --> 00:16:12.835
  • Right now. i guess it's gone.
  • 00:16:12.901 --> 00:16:14.470
  • I guess it's gone. i've been lookin'
  • 00:16:14.536 --> 00:16:15.004
  • I've been lookin' for my airpods
  • 00:16:15.070 --> 00:16:15.437
  • For my airpods for thirty seconds
  • 00:16:15.504 --> 00:16:16.538
  • For thirty seconds they're not here they're gone.
  • 00:16:16.605 --> 00:16:18.040
  • They're not here they're gone. and she says, "do you think
  • 00:16:18.107 --> 00:16:20.609
  • And she says, "do you think they got up
  • 00:16:20.676 --> 00:16:21.443
  • They got up and walked away?"
  • 00:16:21.510 --> 00:16:22.911
  • And walked away?" [laughter]
  • 00:16:22.978 --> 00:16:23.746
  • [laughter] "you put them in your ear
  • 00:16:23.812 --> 00:16:26.315
  • "you put them in your ear seven hours ago
  • 00:16:26.382 --> 00:16:27.683
  • Seven hours ago they are here somewhere."
  • 00:16:27.750 --> 00:16:29.952
  • They are here somewhere." this what she taught me.
  • 00:16:30.019 --> 00:16:31.086
  • This what she taught me. "you don't know
  • 00:16:31.153 --> 00:16:31.754
  • "you don't know how to look."
  • 00:16:31.820 --> 00:16:32.921
  • How to look." [laughter]
  • 00:16:32.988 --> 00:16:34.990
  • [laughter] [cheering]
  • 00:16:35.057 --> 00:16:37.159
  • [cheering] y'all, shut up!
  • 00:16:37.226 --> 00:16:38.761
  • Y'all, shut up! [laughter]
  • 00:16:38.827 --> 00:16:39.795
  • [laughter] [applause]
  • 00:16:39.862 --> 00:16:40.829
  • [applause] she says, "you don't know
  • 00:16:40.896 --> 00:16:41.497
  • She says, "you don't know how to look."
  • 00:16:41.563 --> 00:16:42.564
  • How to look." i said, "i looked."
  • 00:16:42.631 --> 00:16:43.432
  • I said, "i looked." she said, "you looked
  • 00:16:43.499 --> 00:16:44.133
  • She said, "you looked with your eyes."
  • 00:16:44.199 --> 00:16:45.367
  • With your eyes." [laughter]
  • 00:16:45.434 --> 00:16:47.236
  • [laughter] "to really look
  • 00:16:47.302 --> 00:16:47.970
  • "to really look you can't just use
  • 00:16:48.037 --> 00:16:49.038
  • You can't just use your eyes."
  • 00:16:49.104 --> 00:16:49.838
  • Your eyes." [applause]
  • 00:16:49.905 --> 00:16:51.807
  • [applause] she said,
  • 00:16:51.874 --> 00:16:52.508
  • She said, this is several years ago,
  • 00:16:52.574 --> 00:16:53.475
  • This is several years ago, she said, "i'm gonna teach you
  • 00:16:53.542 --> 00:16:54.576
  • She said, "i'm gonna teach you how to look."
  • 00:16:54.643 --> 00:16:55.944
  • How to look." [laughter]
  • 00:16:56.011 --> 00:16:57.513
  • [laughter] she start picking stuff up.
  • 00:16:57.579 --> 00:16:59.415
  • She start picking stuff up. [laughter]
  • 00:16:59.481 --> 00:17:01.316
  • [laughter] she said, "see what i'm doing
  • 00:17:01.383 --> 00:17:03.685
  • She said, "see what i'm doing i'm lifting
  • 00:17:03.752 --> 00:17:04.987
  • I'm lifting while i'm looking.
  • 00:17:05.054 --> 00:17:07.956
  • While i'm looking. wooh!
  • 00:17:08.023 --> 00:17:09.324
  • Wooh! i'm lifting
  • 00:17:09.391 --> 00:17:10.726
  • I'm lifting while i'm looking.
  • 00:17:10.793 --> 00:17:11.994
  • While i'm looking. see i'm lookin' underneath stuff
  • 00:17:12.061 --> 00:17:13.929
  • See i'm lookin' underneath stuff i'm moving the pillow,
  • 00:17:13.996 --> 00:17:15.798
  • I'm moving the pillow, i'm peeling back the covers
  • 00:17:15.864 --> 00:17:17.699
  • I'm peeling back the covers and god said some a y'all
  • 00:17:17.766 --> 00:17:19.001
  • And god said some a y'all look but you don't lift.
  • 00:17:19.068 --> 00:17:20.736
  • Look but you don't lift. [cheering]
  • 00:17:20.803 --> 00:17:22.838
  • [cheering] you don't know
  • 00:17:22.905 --> 00:17:23.238
  • You don't know how to look.
  • 00:17:23.305 --> 00:17:24.773
  • How to look. [applause]
  • 00:17:24.840 --> 00:17:25.340
  • [applause] so, in the past six months
  • 00:17:25.407 --> 00:17:26.608
  • So, in the past six months you said stuff like this
  • 00:17:26.675 --> 00:17:27.976
  • You said stuff like this i've lost my faith.
  • 00:17:28.043 --> 00:17:31.513
  • I've lost my faith. you didn't lose it.
  • 00:17:31.580 --> 00:17:34.116
  • You didn't lose it. you just don't know how to look.
  • 00:17:34.183 --> 00:17:37.653
  • You just don't know how to look. why were y'all shouting
  • 00:17:37.719 --> 00:17:38.320
  • Why were y'all shouting so much when i was talkin'
  • 00:17:38.387 --> 00:17:39.321
  • So much when i was talkin' about me and holly.
  • 00:17:39.388 --> 00:17:40.589
  • About me and holly. [laughter]
  • 00:17:40.656 --> 00:17:43.192
  • [laughter] [applause]
  • 00:17:43.258 --> 00:17:45.461
  • When i talk to people,
  • 00:17:49.198 --> 00:17:50.065
  • When i talk to people, i notice the way
  • 00:17:50.132 --> 00:17:51.300
  • I notice the way we phrase things, we say,
  • 00:17:51.366 --> 00:17:53.302
  • We phrase things, we say, "i lost my joy,
  • 00:17:53.368 --> 00:17:57.206
  • "i lost my joy, i lost my peace."
  • 00:17:57.272 --> 00:17:59.341
  • I lost my peace." how many of y'all have said
  • 00:17:59.408 --> 00:18:00.075
  • How many of y'all have said in the last 30 days,
  • 00:18:00.142 --> 00:18:04.213
  • In the last 30 days, "i feel like
  • 00:18:04.279 --> 00:18:06.215
  • "i feel like i'm losing my mind?"
  • 00:18:06.281 --> 00:18:11.787
  • I'm losing my mind?" how many of y'all
  • 00:18:11.854 --> 00:18:12.488
  • How many of y'all didn't even get that specific
  • 00:18:12.554 --> 00:18:13.422
  • Didn't even get that specific just i feel like i'm losing it.
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  • Just i feel like i'm losing it. you didn't lose it.
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  • You didn't lose it. you just have to learn
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  • You just have to learn how to look.
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  • How to look. and sometimes looking
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  • And sometimes looking means lifting stuff,
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  • Means lifting stuff, lookin' under stuff.
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  • Lookin' under stuff. not just walkin' in,
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  • Not just walkin' in, it's gone.
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  • It's gone. well, i woke up
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  • Well, i woke up in a good mood,
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  • In a good mood, but y'all just.
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  • But y'all just. devil just stole my joy.
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  • Devil just stole my joy. i guess he did,
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  • I guess he did, you left it lying
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  • You left it lying right out for him to take.
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  • Right out for him to take. [applause]
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  • [applause] you didn't lock the door,
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  • You didn't lock the door, roll up the window.
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  • Roll up the window. now, i'm preaching to me.
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  • Now, i'm preaching to me. [applause]
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  • 'cause i'll say i lost it,
  • 00:18:59.601 --> 00:19:01.937
  • 'cause i'll say i lost it, but i haven't really
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  • But i haven't really even looked.
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  • Even looked. i haven't even really looked.
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  • I haven't even really looked. the men said i do believe
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  • The men said i do believe that's why i brought
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  • That's why i brought my boy to you.
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  • My boy to you. i still have faith,
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  • I still have faith, but will you help me
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  • But will you help me with my unbelief.
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  • With my unbelief. now what i wanna teach you
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  • Now what i wanna teach you today there's a difference
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  • Today there's a difference between having unbelief
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  • Between having unbelief and being an unbeliever.
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  • And being an unbeliever. he did not say
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  • He did not say i'm an unbeliever,
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  • I'm an unbeliever, he said i have unbelief.
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  • He said i have unbelief. and when you have doubts
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  • And when you have doubts about anything in your life
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  • About anything in your life what god spoke to you
  • 00:19:36.138 --> 00:19:36.939
  • What god spoke to you or even who god is
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  • Or even who god is sometimes many of us doubt
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  • Sometimes many of us doubt the existence of god.
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  • The existence of god. that doesn't make you
  • 00:19:42.544 --> 00:19:43.312
  • That doesn't make you an unbeliever,
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  • An unbeliever, there's a difference between
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  • There's a difference between having unbelief.
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  • Having unbelief. "immediately, he exclaimed,"
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  • "immediately, he exclaimed," did you see that word?
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  • Did you see that word? "immediately, he exclaimed,
  • 00:19:51.386 --> 00:19:53.589
  • "immediately, he exclaimed, immediately, he exclaimed,
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  • Immediately, he exclaimed, 'i do believe.
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  • 'i do believe. but help my unbelief.'
  • 00:19:57.559 --> 00:20:00.062
  • But help my unbelief.' and we understand
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  • And we understand that although his explanation
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  • That although his explanation was immediate
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  • Was immediate his unbelief probably
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  • His unbelief probably came overtime.
  • 00:20:06.501 --> 00:20:09.671
  • Came overtime. because his boy
  • 00:20:09.738 --> 00:20:10.305
  • Because his boy has been in this condition
  • 00:20:10.372 --> 00:20:12.107
  • Has been in this condition since childhood
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  • Since childhood and perhaps at the first sign
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  • And perhaps at the first sign or symptom that his boy
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  • Or symptom that his boy had something wrong
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  • Had something wrong with him, he believed.
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  • With him, he believed. but life has a way
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  • But life has a way of layering unbelief,
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  • Of layering unbelief, and beneath the layers
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  • And beneath the layers of unbelief
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  • Of unbelief there's still a you
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  • There's still a you that trusts god.
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  • That trusts god. and we try to bring you
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  • And we try to bring you into church sometimes
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  • Into church sometimes and remove all of the doubts
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  • And remove all of the doubts from the equation
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  • From the equation and we do that sometimes
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  • And we do that sometimes through preaching cliches
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  • Through preaching cliches or by making vague promises
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  • Or by making vague promises that you're gonna make it
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  • That you're gonna make it to the other side
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  • To the other side and things like that.
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  • And things like that. and i preach those things too
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  • And i preach those things too and sometimes they have value,
  • 00:20:47.442 --> 00:20:48.977
  • And sometimes they have value, but sometimes i think we,
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  • But sometimes i think we, we think that god
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  • We think that god is going to decrease
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  • Is going to decrease our doubts.
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  • Our doubts. the father in this passage
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  • The father in this passage prayed that jesus
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  • Prayed that jesus would increase his faith.
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  • Would increase his faith. "help me overcome my unbelief."
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  • "help me overcome my unbelief." and he's shifted now
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  • And he's shifted now when he first started talking
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  • When he first started talking to jesus your disciples
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  • To jesus your disciples couldn't do it.
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  • Couldn't do it. the first instinct
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  • The first instinct was to blame.
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  • Was to blame. but now he's understanding
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  • But now he's understanding that it's not gonna get me
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  • That it's not gonna get me anywhere to blame jesus' staff.
  • 00:21:18.006 --> 00:21:21.910
  • Anywhere to blame jesus' staff. if i want my boy healed,
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  • If i want my boy healed, i'm gonna have to get beneath
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  • I'm gonna have to get beneath all the surface reasons
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  • All the surface reasons that it didn't work.
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  • That it didn't work. and i'm going to have to own
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  • And i'm going to have to own this for myself.
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  • This for myself. "help, my unbelief."
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  • "help, my unbelief." would you have the guts
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  • Would you have the guts to pray that out loud.
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  • To pray that out loud. help my unbelief.
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  • Help my unbelief. now we pray help
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  • Now we pray help my bank account,
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  • My bank account, we pray help
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  • We pray help my husband act, right?
  • 00:21:45.667 --> 00:21:48.603
  • My husband act, right? we pray all kinds of things,
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  • We pray all kinds of things, but when you say help
  • 00:21:50.906 --> 00:21:52.441
  • But when you say help my unbelief power happens.
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  • My unbelief power happens. that's the connection
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  • That's the connection right there.
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  • Right there. help my unbelief.
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  • Help my unbelief. and there are somethings
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  • And there are somethings that we need to unbelieve
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  • That we need to unbelieve before we can believe
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  • Before we can believe what we need to believe.
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  • What we need to believe. unbelief creeps in.
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  • Unbelief creeps in. it doesn't come in all at once
  • 00:22:08.724 --> 00:22:09.925
  • It doesn't come in all at once you don't wake up one day
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  • You don't wake up one day and talk about like
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  • And talk about like i just don't believe anymore.
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  • I just don't believe anymore. as years go by
  • 00:22:13.895 --> 00:22:15.197
  • As years go by as disappointments accumulate.
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  • As disappointments accumulate. here's one way of saying that,
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  • Here's one way of saying that, faith doesn't disappear
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  • Faith doesn't disappear it deteriorates.
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  • It deteriorates. just it wears away.
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  • Just it wears away. i wrote a book in a 2010
  • 00:22:26.074 --> 00:22:28.410
  • I wrote a book in a 2010 in my journey of faith called
  • 00:22:28.477 --> 00:22:29.578
  • In my journey of faith called 'son stand still.'
  • 00:22:29.644 --> 00:22:32.914
  • 'son stand still.' two people read that book
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  • Two people read that book my mom and israel.
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  • My mom and israel. [laughter]
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  • [laughter] that's all i ever,
  • 00:22:37.719 --> 00:22:39.621
  • That's all i ever, but it's a good book
  • 00:22:39.688 --> 00:22:40.389
  • But it's a good book it was about believing god
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  • It was about believing god for the impossible.
  • 00:22:41.390 --> 00:22:42.224
  • For the impossible. i watch my dad die of als,
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  • I watch my dad die of als, a couple years later.
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  • A couple years later. and i had to go back
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  • And i had to go back and revisit,
  • 00:22:47.629 --> 00:22:49.431
  • And revisit, do i still believe
  • 00:22:49.498 --> 00:22:50.165
  • Do i still believe that god can do
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  • That god can do the impossible?
  • 00:22:50.932 --> 00:22:52.567
  • The impossible? my friend, levi lusko,
  • 00:22:52.634 --> 00:22:54.102
  • My friend, levi lusko, prayed 'sun stand still'
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  • Prayed 'sun stand still' over his five-year-old daughter
  • 00:22:56.805 --> 00:22:58.540
  • Over his five-year-old daughter and she died in his arms
  • 00:22:58.607 --> 00:22:59.674
  • And she died in his arms of an asthma attack as he tried
  • 00:22:59.741 --> 00:23:00.709
  • Of an asthma attack as he tried to resuscitate her.
  • 00:23:00.776 --> 00:23:03.345
  • To resuscitate her. and i have to go back
  • 00:23:03.412 --> 00:23:05.080
  • And i have to go back in my life now and separate
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  • In my life now and separate out the events
  • 00:23:07.749 --> 00:23:09.217
  • Out the events that happened
  • 00:23:09.284 --> 00:23:10.619
  • That happened that caused me to doubt
  • 00:23:10.685 --> 00:23:11.820
  • That caused me to doubt from the faith
  • 00:23:11.887 --> 00:23:12.754
  • From the faith that i have to realize
  • 00:23:12.821 --> 00:23:14.689
  • That i have to realize that sometimes
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  • That sometimes we didn't really loose
  • 00:23:16.625 --> 00:23:18.026
  • We didn't really loose our faith, we misplaced it.
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  • Our faith, we misplaced it. is this too deep, babe?
  • 00:23:23.899 --> 00:23:25.734
  • Is this too deep, babe? we misplaced it.
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  • We misplaced it. it didn't get up
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  • It didn't get up and walk away.
  • 00:23:27.569 --> 00:23:28.537
  • And walk away. you didn't loose your faith,
  • 00:23:28.603 --> 00:23:30.305
  • You didn't loose your faith, you misplaced it.
  • 00:23:30.372 --> 00:23:31.840
  • You misplaced it. in the father's case he said,
  • 00:23:31.907 --> 00:23:33.909
  • In the father's case he said, "your disciples
  • 00:23:33.975 --> 00:23:34.476
  • "your disciples couldn't drive it out.
  • 00:23:34.543 --> 00:23:37.479
  • Couldn't drive it out. your disciples couldn't do it."
  • 00:23:37.546 --> 00:23:38.814
  • Your disciples couldn't do it." the disciples
  • 00:23:38.880 --> 00:23:40.015
  • The disciples weren't the ones
  • 00:23:40.081 --> 00:23:40.749
  • Weren't the ones that you needed to believe
  • 00:23:40.816 --> 00:23:41.550
  • That you needed to believe in to begin with.
  • 00:23:41.616 --> 00:23:44.186
  • In to begin with. many of us lost our faith
  • 00:23:44.252 --> 00:23:45.287
  • Many of us lost our faith in jesus because we put
  • 00:23:45.353 --> 00:23:46.521
  • In jesus because we put our trust in people.
  • 00:23:46.588 --> 00:23:47.956
  • Our trust in people. [cheering]
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  • [cheering] [applause]
  • 00:23:49.591 --> 00:23:52.828
  • [applause] so, we lose our faith in god
  • 00:23:52.894 --> 00:23:54.930
  • So, we lose our faith in god because somebody else
  • 00:23:54.996 --> 00:23:55.664
  • Because somebody else let us down.
  • 00:23:55.730 --> 00:23:56.898
  • Let us down. because the disciples
  • 00:23:56.965 --> 00:23:57.966
  • Because the disciples couldn't do it,
  • 00:23:58.033 --> 00:23:58.934
  • Couldn't do it, you're gonna walk away
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  • You're gonna walk away from what god has for you.
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  • From what god has for you. i don't go to church anymore;
  • 00:24:01.603 --> 00:24:02.404
  • I don't go to church anymore; i got burned.
  • 00:24:02.471 --> 00:24:05.106
  • I got burned. if you ever had a bad meal.
  • 00:24:05.173 --> 00:24:08.276
  • If you ever had a bad meal. do you still eat?
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  • Do you still eat? [laughter]
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  • [laughter] [applause]
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  • [applause] help my unbelief.
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  • Help my unbelief. i've watched my son
  • 00:24:21.223 --> 00:24:22.057
  • I've watched my son like this so long.
  • 00:24:22.123 --> 00:24:23.225
  • Like this so long. you know, when it's been
  • 00:24:23.291 --> 00:24:24.292
  • You know, when it's been so long like this
  • 00:24:24.359 --> 00:24:26.528
  • So long like this it just adds up overtime
  • 00:24:26.595 --> 00:24:28.463
  • It just adds up overtime to where his first instinct
  • 00:24:28.530 --> 00:24:29.931
  • To where his first instinct is "i do believe it,
  • 00:24:29.998 --> 00:24:31.466
  • Is "i do believe it, but will you help me
  • 00:24:31.533 --> 00:24:34.669
  • But will you help me overcome the part a me
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  • Overcome the part a me that doesn't."
  • 00:24:36.671 --> 00:24:37.105
  • >> we're so thankful that
  • 00:24:39.140 --> 00:24:40.175
  • >> we're so thankful that you joined us today.
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  • You joined us today. one of my favorite things
  • 00:24:41.576 --> 00:24:42.577
  • One of my favorite things about these sermons is how i
  • 00:24:42.644 --> 00:24:44.746
  • About these sermons is how i can take the word
  • 00:24:44.813 --> 00:24:45.780
  • Can take the word and apply it immediately.
  • 00:24:45.847 --> 00:24:48.350
  • And apply it immediately. there are always connections
  • 00:24:48.416 --> 00:24:49.584
  • There are always connections that i can make,
  • 00:24:49.651 --> 00:24:50.585
  • That i can make, and ways that i can practically
  • 00:24:50.652 --> 00:24:52.888
  • And ways that i can practically process these teachings.
  • 00:24:52.954 --> 00:24:54.890
  • Process these teachings. i could easily listen,
  • 00:24:54.956 --> 00:24:56.424
  • I could easily listen, and then walk away, and really
  • 00:24:56.491 --> 00:24:58.193
  • And then walk away, and really not do anything with it,
  • 00:24:58.260 --> 00:24:59.861
  • Not do anything with it, but when i really do sit down
  • 00:24:59.928 --> 00:25:01.897
  • But when i really do sit down and apply this to my life,
  • 00:25:01.963 --> 00:25:03.565
  • And apply this to my life, i begin to feel a shift
  • 00:25:03.632 --> 00:25:05.567
  • I begin to feel a shift in my spirit.
  • 00:25:05.634 --> 00:25:06.501
  • In my spirit. >> yeah, and you see changes
  • 00:25:06.568 --> 00:25:07.536
  • >> yeah, and you see changes in your life when you accept
  • 00:25:07.602 --> 00:25:08.870
  • In your life when you accept and embrace the challenge.
  • 00:25:08.937 --> 00:25:10.605
  • And embrace the challenge. so, today, if you felt
  • 00:25:10.672 --> 00:25:11.473
  • So, today, if you felt challenged or encouraged,
  • 00:25:11.540 --> 00:25:13.008
  • Challenged or encouraged, i have a resource i wanna
  • 00:25:13.074 --> 00:25:14.175
  • Make available for you.
  • 00:25:14.276 --> 00:25:15.644
  • Make available for you. it includes the sermon
  • 00:25:15.710 --> 00:25:16.578
  • It includes the sermon you just heard, and a few
  • 00:25:16.645 --> 00:25:18.313
  • You just heard, and a few other messages that'll
  • 00:25:18.380 --> 00:25:19.381
  • Other messages that'll take you deeper,
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  • Take you deeper, strengthen your faith,
  • 00:25:20.782 --> 00:25:21.750
  • 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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  • And see what he has for you. today's resource is available
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  • So we can continue to take the gospel to others.
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  • The gospel to others. all you have to do is
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  • Out and preach jesus christ to people all over the world.
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  • To people all over the world. thank you so much
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  • For your support.
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  • For your support. we couldn't do it without you.
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  • We couldn't do it without you. oh, one more thing
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  • Oh, one more thing before you go.
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  • Before you go. did you know you can join us
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  • You can be a part of our efam, our extended church family.
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  • Our extended church family. visit us at stevenfurtick.com,
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  • Visit us at stevenfurtick.com, click the live button,
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  • Click the live button, and i'll see you soon.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • >> there's a difference between
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  • You and your thoughts,
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  • There's a difference between
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  • You and your emotions,
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  • There's a difference
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  • Between you and your successes,
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  • There's a difference between
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  • You and your failures.
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  • We define ourselves
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  • By the work that we do.
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  • And there are some things
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  • That we need to unbelieve
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  • Before we can believe
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  • What we need to believe.
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  • If my identity is given through
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  • If my identity is given through a gift that i have or even
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  • A gift that i have or even a label that people confer
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  • A label that people confer on me i will always be a slave
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  • On me i will always be a slave to their label.
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  • But you are god's workmanship!
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  • You are a new creation!
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  • You are not a body,
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  • You are not a body, you are a spirit in a body!
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  • You are a spirit in a body! you understand what i'm saying?
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  • You understand what i'm saying? so it is not you...
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  • So it is not you... and you are not it!
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  • >> your past experience
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  • And your present circumstance
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  • Do not define you.
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  • No matter what you've been
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  • Through god has the last word
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  • On who you are.
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  • In this new series from
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  • Pastor steven furtick
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  • You will learn
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  • How to protect your heart
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  • And mind with the truth
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  • Of who you are in christ.
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  • Call or go online today
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  • To request your copy
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  • Of reclaiming your identity
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  • To end self-doubt
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  • And walk in purpose.
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  • ♪ ♪
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