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July 31, 2020
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  • - ANNOUNCER: If you're looking
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  • to grow your faith
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  • and hear biblical teaching
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  • to encourage and inspire you,
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  • this is a great place to start,
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  • but this is more than
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  • just a TV episode,
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  • it's an opportunity
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  • to connect with a growing
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  • community of believers,
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  • all over the world.
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  • It's as simple as joining us
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  • online each week
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  • for the live broadcast
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  • of our worship experiences,
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  • where you'll get to worship,
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  • hear incredible preaching,
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  • and get to participate
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  • in the community
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  • of people tuning in,
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  • just like yourself.
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  • Join us online this weekend
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  • - I was amazed how Jesus,
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  • - I was amazed how Jesus,when He was putting together
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  • when He was putting togetherHis kingdom dream team,
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  • His kingdom dream team,knew that one of them was a
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  • knew that one of them was adevil and kept him anyway.
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  • devil and kept him anyway.John, I understand,
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  • at least that's what He put
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  • at least that's what He putin his own bio.
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  • in his own bio.Of course you chose John.
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  • Of course you chose John.He's going to take care of your
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  • And of course he chose Judas,
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  • And of course he chose Judas,because Judas was the one
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  • because Judas was the onewho got Him to the cross
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  • who got Him to the crosswhere He paid the price
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  • where He paid the pricethat He came to pay.
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  • that He came to pay.You need both.
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  • You need both.You need wheat and weeds,
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  • You need wheat and weeds,and you try to pull them up,
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  • and you try to pull them up,and you try to get the stuff
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  • and you try to get the stuffout of your life
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  • out of your lifethat you don't like,
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  • that you don't like,you'll tear out the wheat,
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  • you'll tear out the wheat,the substance.
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  • the substance.You'll tear out the thing that
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  • You'll tear out the thing thatGod is growing because see,
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  • God is growing because see,what would happen if you planted
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  • what would happen if you plantedthis particular type of weed
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  • this particular type of weedor some versions call it the
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  • or some versions call it the"tares," the wheat
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  • "tares," the wheatand the tares,
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  • and the tares,it looked the same
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  • it looked the sameon the surface.
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  • on the surface.But where it was really
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  • But where it was reallydifficult was underground
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  • difficult was undergroundwhere the tares would
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  • where the tares wouldintermingle with the wheat,
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  • intermingle with the wheat,and the root systems
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  • and the root systemswould intertwine.
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  • would intertwine.And sometimes what God
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  • And sometimes what Godis doing in your life,
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  • is doing in your life,beneath the surface,
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  • beneath the surface,the pain is intertwined
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  • the pain is intertwinedwith the purpose.
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  • with the purpose.You hear me?
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  • You hear me?The thing that you don't like
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  • The thing that you don't likeabout yourself is sometimes the
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  • about yourself is sometimes thething that God is using.
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  • thing that God is using.And we ask God to use us,
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  • And we ask God to use us,and we ask God to do His
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  • and we ask God to do Hiswill in our lives,
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  • will in our lives,unless we don't like it,
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  • unless we don't like it,and then we want
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  • and then we wantto root that out.
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  • to root that out.And so then it's like,
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  • And so then it's like,"Well, God, I want you
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  • "Well, God, I want youto do this,
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  • to do this,but not that."
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  • but not that."And what Solomon said
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  • And what Solomon saidis what Jesus said,
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  • is what Jesus said,"You don't know which
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  • "You don't know whichone is which."
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  • one is which."And so we have to be very
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  • And so we have to be verycareful when we are trying to
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  • careful when we are trying todo our own gardening,
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  • do our own gardening,because I don't know about you,
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  • because I don't know about you,but I am not a horticulturist.
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  • but I am not a horticulturist.I don't have a lot of
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  • I don't have a lot ofagriculture experience.
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  • agriculture experience.I was preparing this message,
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  • I was preparing this message,and I had this weird memory of
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  • and I had this weird memory ofbeing a little boy,
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  • being a little boy,and my mom had this
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  • and my mom had thislittle flowerbed
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  • little flowerbedoutside our house,
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  • outside our house,and one day I decided
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  • and one day I decidedto be helpful,
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  • to be helpful,and I came back to the door,
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  • and I came back to the door,and I was so proud,
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  • and I was so proud,I was like, "Mom,"
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  • I was like, "Mom,"and I had my hands
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  • and I had my handsfull and I said,
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  • full and I said,"I got all the
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  • "I got all theweeds out your flowerbed."
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  • weeds out your flowerbed."And she looked like she
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  • And she looked like shewanted to slap me,
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  • wanted to slap me,but she restrained herself.
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  • but she restrained herself.She said,
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  • She said,"Those were the flowers."
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  • "Those were the flowers."But I didn't know the
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  • But I didn't know thedifference because I was too
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  • difference because I was tooimmature to know the difference.
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  • immature to know the difference.And sometimes we
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  • And sometimes weare spiritually immature,
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  • are spiritually immature,and we are running from
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  • and we are running fromthings and removing things
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  • things and removing thingsand resisting things,
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  • and resisting things,and in the process of trying
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  • and in the process of tryingto pluck out the weeds,
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  • to pluck out the weeds,you're removing the wheat.
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  • you're removing the wheat.If God answered every prayer you
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  • If God answered every prayer youprayed right now -- I'm sorry,
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  • prayed right now -- I'm sorry,Bruce Almighty was a pretty
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  • Bruce Almighty was a prettygood movie -- it would
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  • good movie -- it wouldscrew up the universe.
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  • screw up the universe.It would ruin your training.
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  • It would ruin your training.Look, can I teach
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  • Look, can I teachyou a little bit?
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  • you a little bit?All right.
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  • All right.So I used to not be
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  • So I used to not beable to do pull-up.
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  • I was 22 years old,
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  • I was 22 years old,and I had never done
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  • and I had never donea pull-up in my life.
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  • a pull-up in my life.So I start training
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  • So I start trainingto do pull-ups,
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  • to do pull-ups,and I could do some pull-ups.
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  • and I could do some pull-ups.One day, this guy told me that I
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  • One day, this guy told me that Ihad to do not only pull-ups,
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  • had to do not only pull-ups,which was a feat of
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  • which was a feat ofaccomplishment for me that I
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  • accomplishment for me that Iworked my whole life
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  • worked my whole lifetoward to this point,
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  • entire life's effort in the
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  • entire life's effort in therealm of exercise,
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  • realm of exercise,he's like,
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  • he's like,"Now I need you to
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  • "Now I need you todo a negative."
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  • do a negative."I said, "What's a negative?"
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  • I said, "What's a negative?"He said, "Well, there's two
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  • He said, "Well, there's twoparts to every rep.
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  • parts to every rep.There's when you're going up,
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  • There's when you're going up,and there's when
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  • and there's whenyou're coming down.
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  • you're coming down.But there's just as much
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  • But there's just as muchbenefit in coming down as
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  • benefit in coming down asthere is in coming up."
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  • there is in coming up."I'm going to give
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  • I'm going to giveyou seven seconds,
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  • you seven seconds,because if that hits you right,
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  • because if that hits you right,you will start to
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  • you will start tosee that the things in
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  • see that the things inyour life right now that you
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  • your life right now that youperceive as negative might be
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  • perceive as negative might bea crucial function in
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  • a crucial function inbuilding your strength and
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  • building your strength andyour stamina and your hope.
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  • your stamina and your hope.There are some things about
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  • There are some things aboutGod that you can only
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  • God that you can onlylearn going down.
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  • learn going down.Ask Peter, beginning to sink,
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  • Ask Peter, beginning to sink,when he felt the grip of the
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  • when he felt the grip of thegrace of God through the hand of
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  • grace of God through the hand ofJesus of Nazareth, and he said,
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  • Jesus of Nazareth, and he said,"Now I know that you're Lord."
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  • "Now I know that you're Lord."[Applause]
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  • [Applause]It's the blessing of both,
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  • It's the blessing of both,and you don't know.
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  • and you don't know.Touch somebody and say,
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  • Touch somebody and say,"You don't know."
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  • "You don't know."You don't know
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  • You don't knowthe difference between
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  • the difference betweenwheat and weed.
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  • wheat and weed.You can't do the angel's job.
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  • You can't do the angel's job.Let God sort that out.
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  • Let God sort that out.I heard the Lord say,
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  • I heard the Lord say,"Keep sewing and stop sorting."
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  • keep sewing and stop sorting.
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  • keep sewing and stop sorting.Stop judging the experience
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  • Stop judging the experiencethe moment it happens.
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  • the moment it happens.Give it some time to
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  • Give it some time tosee what it is.
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  • see what it is.As a matter of fact,
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  • As a matter of fact,I don't know if you
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  • but some of my successes have
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  • but some of my successes havebeen the fruit of my failures.
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  • been the fruit of my failures.Some of the things that have
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  • Some of the things that haveproduced the most in my life
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  • produced the most in my lifewere the things that, honestly,
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  • were the things that, honestly,at the time I was the
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  • at the time I was themost embarrassed about.
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  • most embarrassed about.Some of the things that have
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  • Some of the things that haveactually -- I know that most of
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  • actually -- I know that most ofyou in this church know the song
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  • you in this church know the song"Oh Come to the Altar,"
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  • "Oh Come to the Altar,"the song that almost never was.
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  • the song that almost never was.There were 12 versions
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  • There were 12 versionsof that song.
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  • of that song.All of them sucked.
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  • All of them sucked.All right, write this down.
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  • All right, write this down.You want a deep revelation?
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  • He said, "Sow it the morning,
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  • He said, "Sow it the morning,sow it in the evening."
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  • sow it in the evening."Because you don't know,
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  • Because you don't know,seeds can be deceiving,
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  • seeds can be deceiving,seeds can look awfully small.
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  • seeds can look awfully small.Seeds can look impotent, and
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  • Seeds can look impotent, andthey may be dormant for a while,
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  • they may be dormant for a while,and when you sow them,
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  • and when you sow them,they go away for a little while,
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  • they go away for a little while,but they didn't go to die,
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  • but they didn't go to die,they went to multiply.
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  • they went to multiply.Some of the things in your life
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  • Some of the things in your lifethat you said goodbye to,
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  • that you said goodbye to,you need to say, "See you later.
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  • you need to say, "See you later.I'm expecting you to come
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  • I'm expecting you to comeback up again because I
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  • back up again because Ibelieve in resurrection."
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  • believe in resurrection."[Applause]
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  • [Applause]The blessing of both,
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  • The blessing of both,both, I need both in my life.
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  • both, I need both in my life.Paul needed both,
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  • Paul needed both,I guess I do too.
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  • I guess I do too.Paul had this thing he called
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  • Paul had this thing he calleda "thorn," and he kept trying
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  • a "thorn," and he kept tryingto weed it out,
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  • to weed it out,asked God three times,
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  • asked God three times,"Take it away."
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  • "Take it away."Now if you've ever asked God
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  • Now if you've ever asked Godto take something away,
  • 00:07:50.933 --> 00:07:52.668
  • to take something away,that's fine,
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  • that's fine,but if He doesn't do it,
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  • but if He doesn't do it,leave it alone.
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  • leave it alone.And here's why you
  • 00:07:58.474 --> 00:07:59.475
  • And here's why youcan leave it alone,
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  • can leave it alone,because the presence of weeds
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  • because the presence of weedswill not cancel out the
  • 00:08:01.911 --> 00:08:03.846
  • will not cancel out thepower of the wheat.
  • 00:08:03.846 --> 00:08:04.881
  • power of the wheat.What is supposed to
  • 00:08:04.881 --> 00:08:06.415
  • What is supposed togrow will grow.
  • 00:08:06.415 --> 00:08:07.483
  • grow will grow.Leave it alone for
  • 00:08:07.483 --> 00:08:08.451
  • Leave it alone fora little while,
  • 00:08:08.451 --> 00:08:10.119
  • a little while,and see what it becomes,
  • 00:08:10.119 --> 00:08:11.521
  • and see what it becomes,see if it will be the fruit.
  • 00:08:11.521 --> 00:08:12.955
  • see if it will be the fruit.This failure that you're
  • 00:08:12.955 --> 00:08:13.990
  • This failure that you'reprocessing right now,
  • 00:08:13.990 --> 00:08:14.891
  • processing right now,some of you
  • 00:08:14.891 --> 00:08:15.691
  • some of youstarted the business,
  • 00:08:15.691 --> 00:08:16.392
  • started the business,you did the thing,
  • 00:08:16.392 --> 00:08:17.126
  • you did the thing,you took the step,
  • 00:08:17.126 --> 00:08:18.294
  • you took the step,and you made a mess out of it.
  • 00:08:18.294 --> 00:08:20.029
  • and you made a mess out of it.See if maybe that might be the
  • 00:08:20.029 --> 00:08:22.899
  • See if maybe that might be theseed of something that becomes
  • 00:08:22.899 --> 00:08:24.000
  • seed of something that becomessomething that people will
  • 00:08:24.000 --> 00:08:25.101
  • something that people willcelebrate in the future.
  • 00:08:25.101 --> 00:08:25.935
  • celebrate in the future.And you will know,
  • 00:08:25.935 --> 00:08:26.969
  • And you will know,and God will know,
  • 00:08:26.969 --> 00:08:28.271
  • and God will know,that you almost gave up.
  • 00:08:28.271 --> 00:08:29.205
  • that you almost gave up.And the enemy was
  • 00:08:29.205 --> 00:08:30.139
  • And the enemy wasthere telling you,
  • 00:08:30.139 --> 00:08:31.140
  • there telling you,"Stop sowing, it's not working,"
  • 00:08:31.140 --> 00:08:32.141
  • "Stop sowing, it's not working,"but you kept sowing,
  • 00:08:32.141 --> 00:08:33.576
  • but you kept sowing,and you sowed in the morning,
  • 00:08:33.576 --> 00:08:35.278
  • and you sowed in the morning,and you sowed in the evening,
  • 00:08:35.278 --> 00:08:36.646
  • and you sowed in the evening,and you loved anyway
  • 00:08:36.646 --> 00:08:38.214
  • and you loved anywayand you forgave anyway,
  • 00:08:38.214 --> 00:08:39.849
  • and you forgave anyway,and you showed up anyway,
  • 00:08:39.849 --> 00:08:41.150
  • and you showed up anyway,and you did it anyway.
  • 00:08:41.150 --> 00:08:42.618
  • and you did it anyway.And you memorized a Scripture
  • 00:08:42.618 --> 00:08:43.719
  • And you memorized a Scriptureand quoted it anyway,
  • 00:08:43.719 --> 00:08:45.187
  • and quoted it anyway,even though it wasn't happening
  • 00:08:45.187 --> 00:08:46.188
  • even though it wasn't happeningin your life,
  • 00:08:46.188 --> 00:08:47.323
  • in your life,but you kept quoting it,
  • 00:08:47.323 --> 00:08:48.591
  • didn't try to sort it out,
  • 00:08:50.092 --> 00:08:50.927
  • didn't try to sort it out,and you didn't
  • 00:08:50.927 --> 00:08:51.894
  • and you didn'ttry to root it up,
  • 00:08:51.894 --> 00:08:53.396
  • try to root it up,and you didn't get
  • 00:08:53.396 --> 00:08:54.397
  • and you didn't getimpatient and immature,
  • 00:08:54.397 --> 00:08:55.565
  • impatient and immature,but you waited for the
  • 00:08:55.565 --> 00:08:56.699
  • but you waited for thewill of God to come to
  • 00:08:56.699 --> 00:09:00.736
  • will of God to come topass in your life.
  • 00:09:00.736 --> 00:09:03.105
  • pass in your life.Don't you ever stop sowing
  • 00:09:03.105 --> 00:09:05.141
  • Don't you ever stop sowingbecause you don't know.
  • 00:09:05.141 --> 00:09:05.675
  • because you don't know.Solomon said,
  • 00:09:05.675 --> 00:09:07.076
  • Solomon said,"You don't know the way that
  • 00:09:07.076 --> 00:09:08.044
  • "You don't know the way thatthe breath enters the bones,
  • 00:09:08.044 --> 00:09:08.945
  • the breath enters the bones,and you don't know the
  • 00:09:08.945 --> 00:09:11.280
  • You don't know.
  • 00:09:12.882 --> 00:09:13.649
  • You don't know.We don't know which
  • 00:09:13.649 --> 00:09:14.784
  • We don't know whichsermons God's going to
  • 00:09:14.784 --> 00:09:16.652
  • sermons God's going touse to touch people.
  • 00:09:16.652 --> 00:09:17.620
  • use to touch people.Then you had to preach
  • 00:09:17.620 --> 00:09:18.854
  • Then you had to preachone you hated,
  • 00:09:18.854 --> 00:09:19.989
  • one you hated,and then everybody wanted
  • 00:09:19.989 --> 00:09:20.690
  • and then everybody wantedto talk about it
  • 00:09:20.690 --> 00:09:21.791
  • to talk about itfor the next year.
  • 00:09:21.791 --> 00:09:22.992
  • for the next year.And you preached one you loved,
  • 00:09:22.992 --> 00:09:25.261
  • And you preached one you loved,and nobody ever remembered it.
  • 00:09:25.261 --> 00:09:26.562
  • and nobody ever remembered it.It'll make you mad,
  • 00:09:26.562 --> 00:09:27.363
  • It'll make you mad,but that's how
  • 00:09:27.363 --> 00:09:28.598
  • but that's howthe breath operates,
  • 00:09:28.598 --> 00:09:29.899
  • the breath operates,so you'll be reminded that you
  • 00:09:29.899 --> 00:09:31.334
  • so you'll be reminded that youneed the Spirit of God,
  • 00:09:31.334 --> 00:09:33.736
  • need the Spirit of God,not just structure and skill.
  • 00:09:33.736 --> 00:09:35.104
  • not just structure and skill.And some things in your life,
  • 00:09:35.104 --> 00:09:36.606
  • And some things in your life,it's going to surprise you
  • 00:09:36.606 --> 00:09:38.808
  • it's going to surprise youbecause you don't know.
  • 00:09:38.808 --> 00:09:39.909
  • because you don't know.He said, "One might work,
  • 00:09:39.909 --> 00:09:40.610
  • He said, "One might work,one might not,
  • 00:09:40.610 --> 00:09:42.511
  • one might not,or both might do equally well,"
  • 00:09:42.511 --> 00:09:44.046
  • or both might do equally well,"In fact, He said in the ESV,
  • 00:09:44.046 --> 00:09:47.550
  • In fact, He said in the ESV,both may be good.
  • 00:09:47.550 --> 00:09:49.885
  • both may be good.Now that made me think Joseph,
  • 00:09:49.885 --> 00:09:51.621
  • Now that made me think Joseph,naturally,
  • 00:09:51.621 --> 00:09:53.990
  • naturally,Old Testament Joseph
  • 00:09:53.990 --> 00:09:58.260
  • Old Testament Josephwith the coat Joseph,
  • 00:09:58.260 --> 00:10:00.730
  • with the coat Joseph,the coat that got him beat up,
  • 00:10:00.730 --> 00:10:01.397
  • the coat that got him beat up,the coat that got
  • 00:10:01.397 --> 00:10:03.099
  • the coat that gothim thrown in a pit,
  • 00:10:03.099 --> 00:10:04.100
  • him thrown in a pit,the coat that represented the
  • 00:10:04.100 --> 00:10:06.135
  • the coat that represented thefavor of his father,
  • 00:10:06.135 --> 00:10:07.169
  • favor of his father,the coat that was kind of
  • 00:10:07.169 --> 00:10:08.237
  • the coat that was kind ofloud and obnoxious,
  • 00:10:08.237 --> 00:10:09.972
  • loud and obnoxious,but he wore it anyway,
  • 00:10:09.972 --> 00:10:10.873
  • but he wore it anyway,the coat that let him
  • 00:10:10.873 --> 00:10:12.074
  • the coat that let himknow he was chosen even if
  • 00:10:12.074 --> 00:10:14.010
  • know he was chosen even ifpeople didn't like him.
  • 00:10:14.010 --> 00:10:15.611
  • people didn't like him.Remember, you need both.
  • 00:10:15.611 --> 00:10:16.712
  • Remember, you need both.Everybody's not supposed
  • 00:10:16.712 --> 00:10:17.747
  • Everybody's not supposedto like you.
  • 00:10:17.747 --> 00:10:19.215
  • to like you.If everybody likes you,
  • 00:10:19.215 --> 00:10:21.050
  • If everybody likes you,you are doing nothing.
  • 00:10:21.050 --> 00:10:22.218
  • you are doing nothing.If everybody likes you,
  • 00:10:22.218 --> 00:10:23.619
  • If everybody likes you,you stand for nothing.
  • 00:10:23.619 --> 00:10:25.121
  • you stand for nothing.If everybody agrees with you,
  • 00:10:25.121 --> 00:10:26.822
  • If everybody agrees with you,you are saying nothing.
  • 00:10:26.822 --> 00:10:27.690
  • you are saying nothing.You don't need
  • 00:10:27.690 --> 00:10:29.792
  • You don't needeverybody to like you.
  • 00:10:29.792 --> 00:10:30.793
  • everybody to like you.This is spoken like a true
  • 00:10:30.793 --> 00:10:32.695
  • This is spoken like a trueprophet now because one
  • 00:10:32.695 --> 00:10:33.696
  • prophet now because onetime I was going
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  • time I was goingthrough some criticism,
  • 00:10:34.864 --> 00:10:36.932
  • through some criticism,and I asked God to make it stop.
  • 00:10:36.932 --> 00:10:39.201
  • and I asked God to make it stop.He said, "Well, if I stop that,
  • 00:10:39.201 --> 00:10:40.236
  • He said, "Well, if I stop that,then I gotta stop the
  • 00:10:40.236 --> 00:10:41.637
  • then I gotta stop theblessing that created the
  • 00:10:41.637 --> 00:10:42.938
  • blessing that created thecriticism to begin with."
  • 00:10:42.938 --> 00:10:48.244
  • criticism to begin with."Because both grow together,
  • 00:10:48.244 --> 00:10:51.147
  • Because both grow together,both grow together.
  • 00:10:51.147 --> 00:10:53.816
  • both grow together.Oh, I want to be used by God,
  • 00:10:53.816 --> 00:10:55.317
  • Oh, I want to be used by God,and I want everybody to agree
  • 00:10:55.317 --> 00:10:56.552
  • and I want everybody to agreewith all of my decisions
  • 00:10:56.552 --> 00:10:59.055
  • with all of my decisionsand validate my existence.
  • 00:10:59.055 --> 00:11:02.124
  • and validate my existence.Both grow together.
  • 00:11:02.124 --> 00:11:03.559
  • Both grow together.And so when Joseph did
  • 00:11:03.559 --> 00:11:05.294
  • And so when Joseph didget pushed in a pit,
  • 00:11:05.294 --> 00:11:07.163
  • get pushed in a pit,it was no surprise to me
  • 00:11:07.163 --> 00:11:09.298
  • it was no surprise to methat the Ishmaelite caravan was
  • 00:11:09.298 --> 00:11:11.400
  • that the Ishmaelite caravan wasthe one that picked him up.
  • 00:11:11.400 --> 00:11:13.235
  • the one that picked him up.It didn't surprise me at all,
  • 00:11:13.235 --> 00:11:15.271
  • It didn't surprise me at all,because that's just like God,
  • 00:11:15.271 --> 00:11:17.773
  • because that's just like God,He always uses both.
  • 00:11:17.773 --> 00:11:19.742
  • He always uses both.Ishmael was the son that Abraham
  • 00:11:19.742 --> 00:11:21.577
  • Ishmael was the son that Abrahamhad doing it his own way,
  • 00:11:21.577 --> 00:11:23.179
  • had doing it his own way,Isaac was the one that he
  • 00:11:23.179 --> 00:11:24.480
  • Isaac was the one that hehad doing it God's way.
  • 00:11:24.480 --> 00:11:28.050
  • had doing it God's way.But guess which one God used?
  • 00:11:28.050 --> 00:11:29.552
  • But guess which one God used?Guess which one God used?
  • 00:11:29.552 --> 00:11:31.220
  • Guess which one God used?Both.
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  • Both.You mean God will use my
  • 00:11:32.722 --> 00:11:34.857
  • You mean God will use mymistakes to bring about a
  • 00:11:34.857 --> 00:11:37.660
  • mistakes to bring about adeliverance in my future?
  • 00:11:37.660 --> 00:11:38.894
  • deliverance in my future?You mean God will use
  • 00:11:38.894 --> 00:11:40.563
  • You mean God will usethe dumb thing I did?
  • 00:11:40.563 --> 00:11:41.964
  • the dumb thing I did?I'm saying, absolutely,
  • 00:11:41.964 --> 00:11:43.699
  • I'm saying, absolutely,if He's sovereign He will.
  • 00:11:43.699 --> 00:11:45.034
  • if He's sovereign He will.If it's His field,
  • 00:11:45.034 --> 00:11:46.302
  • If it's His field,if it's His harvest,
  • 00:11:46.302 --> 00:11:47.937
  • if it's His harvest,if it's His job to
  • 00:11:47.937 --> 00:11:50.439
  • if it's His job tosuperintend your life.
  • 00:11:50.439 --> 00:11:51.640
  • superintend your life.Even the Ishmaelites
  • 00:11:51.640 --> 00:11:54.910
  • Even the Ishmaelitesserved a purpose.
  • 00:11:54.910 --> 00:11:57.079
  • served a purpose.When David slept with Bathsheba,
  • 00:11:57.079 --> 00:11:58.714
  • When David slept with Bathsheba,after the child died,
  • 00:11:58.714 --> 00:11:59.915
  • after the child died,the next son he had was
  • 00:11:59.915 --> 00:12:01.717
  • the next son he had wasnamed Solomon who was
  • 00:12:01.717 --> 00:12:03.452
  • named Solomon who wasthe wisest man who ever lived,
  • 00:12:03.452 --> 00:12:05.721
  • the wisest man who ever lived,who wrote Ecclesiastes 11.
  • 00:12:05.721 --> 00:12:07.790
  • who wrote Ecclesiastes 11.His dumbest decision led to the
  • 00:12:07.790 --> 00:12:10.126
  • His dumbest decision led to theworld's greatest wisdom.
  • 00:12:10.126 --> 00:12:11.961
  • world's greatest wisdom.[Applause]
  • 00:12:11.961 --> 00:12:13.062
  • [Applause]I'm going to try,
  • 00:12:13.062 --> 00:12:14.196
  • I'm going to try,I'm going to try.
  • 00:12:14.196 --> 00:12:15.231
  • I'm going to try.Because I saw it in my
  • 00:12:15.231 --> 00:12:16.031
  • Because I saw it in mymind like this,
  • 00:12:16.031 --> 00:12:17.299
  • mind like this,I say that God is using
  • 00:12:17.299 --> 00:12:19.668
  • I say that God is usingboth in your life right now.
  • 00:12:19.668 --> 00:12:20.803
  • both in your life right now.He's using both.
  • 00:12:20.803 --> 00:12:22.204
  • He's using both.So when Joseph gets
  • 00:12:22.204 --> 00:12:23.506
  • So when Joseph getsthrown in prison,
  • 00:12:23.506 --> 00:12:24.774
  • thrown in prison,it's not good,
  • 00:12:24.774 --> 00:12:26.675
  • it's not good,but God uses that to introduce
  • 00:12:26.675 --> 00:12:28.744
  • but God uses that to introducehim to somebody who is going
  • 00:12:28.744 --> 00:12:30.846
  • him to somebody who is goingto bring him before Pharaoh.
  • 00:12:30.846 --> 00:12:32.381
  • to bring him before Pharaoh.When he comes before Pharaoh,
  • 00:12:32.381 --> 00:12:33.616
  • dream that means there's going
  • 00:12:35.084 --> 00:12:36.519
  • dream that means there's goingto be a famine in the land.
  • 00:12:36.519 --> 00:12:38.220
  • to be a famine in the land.Well, the famine isn't good,
  • 00:12:38.220 --> 00:12:39.622
  • Well, the famine isn't good,but God is using the famine
  • 00:12:39.622 --> 00:12:40.756
  • but God is using the famineto create a position of
  • 00:12:40.756 --> 00:12:42.558
  • to create a position offavor for His people.
  • 00:12:42.558 --> 00:12:44.026
  • favor for His people.Now when they finally got there,
  • 00:12:44.026 --> 00:12:44.994
  • Now when they finally got there,Joseph is standing
  • 00:12:44.994 --> 00:12:46.395
  • Joseph is standingbefore his brothers,
  • 00:12:46.395 --> 00:12:47.830
  • before his brothers,and he has a revelation,
  • 00:12:47.830 --> 00:12:48.931
  • and he has a revelation,that everything that
  • 00:12:48.931 --> 00:12:49.999
  • that everything thathas happened in his
  • 00:12:49.999 --> 00:12:52.268
  • has happened in hislife wasn't good.
  • 00:12:52.268 --> 00:12:53.536
  • life wasn't good.But everything that happened in
  • 00:12:53.536 --> 00:12:55.037
  • the hand of God.
  • 00:12:56.705 --> 00:12:58.674
  • the hand of God.So God wasn't just using the
  • 00:12:58.674 --> 00:13:00.943
  • So God wasn't just using thestuff that felt good to you,
  • 00:13:00.943 --> 00:13:02.444
  • stuff that felt good to you,not just the stuff that you
  • 00:13:02.444 --> 00:13:03.879
  • not just the stuff that youpraised Him for,
  • 00:13:03.879 --> 00:13:04.947
  • praised Him for,not just the stuff
  • 00:13:04.947 --> 00:13:06.448
  • not just the stuffthat you thanked Him for.
  • 00:13:06.448 --> 00:13:07.817
  • that you thanked Him for.Paul finally came to the
  • 00:13:07.817 --> 00:13:09.151
  • Paul finally came to thepoint where he said,
  • 00:13:09.151 --> 00:13:10.386
  • point where he said,"I learned to thank
  • 00:13:10.386 --> 00:13:12.021
  • "I learned to thankGod for my thorn.
  • 00:13:12.021 --> 00:13:14.490
  • God for my thorn.I learned to thank Him for the
  • 00:13:14.490 --> 00:13:16.492
  • I learned to thank Him for thethings that He is using that I
  • 00:13:16.492 --> 00:13:18.727
  • things that He is using that Idid not choose for myself,
  • 00:13:18.727 --> 00:13:20.930
  • did not choose for myself,the things that He is using that
  • 00:13:20.930 --> 00:13:22.898
  • the things that He is using thattormented me at one time,
  • 00:13:22.898 --> 00:13:25.601
  • tormented me at one time,but the tormentor was my mentor
  • 00:13:25.601 --> 00:13:27.670
  • but the tormentor was my mentorthat transformed me into who I
  • 00:13:27.670 --> 00:13:29.538
  • that transformed me into who Ineeded to be so that I would
  • 00:13:29.538 --> 00:13:32.141
  • needed to be so that I wouldrely on the grace of God.
  • 00:13:32.141 --> 00:13:37.780
  • rely on the grace of God.It's the blessing of both.
  • 00:13:37.780 --> 00:13:39.915
  • It's the blessing of both.It's both.
  • 00:13:39.915 --> 00:13:41.750
  • It's both.So when Joseph said,
  • 00:13:41.750 --> 00:13:44.353
  • So when Joseph said,"You meant it to harm me,
  • 00:13:44.353 --> 00:13:46.388
  • "You meant it to harm me,but God meant it for good."
  • 00:13:46.388 --> 00:13:47.590
  • but God meant it for good."He's not speaking out
  • 00:13:47.590 --> 00:13:50.125
  • He's not speaking outof both sides of his mouth.
  • 00:13:50.125 --> 00:13:52.494
  • of both sides of his mouth.It's both.
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  • It's both.They meant it, but God used it.
  • 00:13:57.066 --> 00:14:01.871
  • They meant it, but God used it.God is going to use both.
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  • God is going to use both.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]I promise you He is.
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  • I promise you He is.That's what
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  • That's whatthe cross represents,
  • 00:14:11.480 --> 00:14:12.381
  • the cross represents,after all,
  • 00:14:12.381 --> 00:14:13.482
  • after all,it's two beams,
  • 00:14:13.482 --> 00:14:14.350
  • it's two beams,one vertical,
  • 00:14:14.350 --> 00:14:15.184
  • one vertical,that's you and God,
  • 00:14:15.184 --> 00:14:16.118
  • that's you and God,one horizontal,
  • 00:14:16.118 --> 00:14:16.919
  • one horizontal,that's you and people.
  • 00:14:16.919 --> 00:14:18.420
  • that's you and people.It's both.
  • 00:14:18.420 --> 00:14:19.555
  • It's both."Love the Lord your
  • 00:14:19.555 --> 00:14:20.489
  • "Love the Lord yourGod with all your heart,
  • 00:14:20.489 --> 00:14:21.123
  • God with all your heart,soul,
  • 00:14:21.123 --> 00:14:21.924
  • soul,mind and strength.
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  • mind and strength.Love your neighbor as yourself."
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  • Love your neighbor as yourself."It's both,
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  • It's both,it's not one or the other,
  • 00:14:26.095 --> 00:14:27.463
  • it's not one or the other,it's both.
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  • it's both.I praise God when I feel it.
  • 00:14:29.732 --> 00:14:30.766
  • I praise God when I feel it.I praise God when
  • 00:14:30.766 --> 00:14:32.134
  • I praise God whenI don't feel it.
  • 00:14:32.134 --> 00:14:34.303
  • I don't feel it.I praise God when I sense Him,
  • 00:14:34.303 --> 00:14:35.838
  • I praise God when I sense Him,I praise Him when He's so
  • 00:14:35.838 --> 00:14:37.640
  • I praise Him when He's sodistant that I wonder sometimes,
  • 00:14:37.640 --> 00:14:39.441
  • distant that I wonder sometimes,Is any of this even real?
  • 00:14:39.441 --> 00:14:41.477
  • Is any of this even real?I praise Him in the good times,
  • 00:14:41.477 --> 00:14:43.545
  • I praise Him in the good times,I praise Him in the bad times.
  • 00:14:43.545 --> 00:14:44.980
  • I praise Him in the bad times.I praise him when He
  • 00:14:44.980 --> 00:14:46.181
  • I praise him when Hedoes what I ask,
  • 00:14:46.181 --> 00:14:47.216
  • does what I ask,I praise Him when he runs a
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  • I praise Him when he runs alittle late to Lazarus' funeral,
  • 00:14:48.951 --> 00:14:50.252
  • little late to Lazarus' funeral,because I know even
  • 00:14:50.252 --> 00:14:51.487
  • because I know evenon the fourth day,
  • 00:14:51.487 --> 00:14:53.622
  • on the fourth day,He can say something.
  • 00:14:53.622 --> 00:15:03.866
  • He can say something.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]And Joseph said,
  • 00:15:04.600 --> 00:15:09.171
  • And Joseph said,"Oh, it's both.
  • 00:15:09.171 --> 00:15:13.275
  • "Oh, it's both.It's pain and purpose.
  • 00:15:13.275 --> 00:15:15.811
  • It's pain and purpose.It's both."
  • 00:15:15.811 --> 00:15:17.780
  • It's both."And we keep waiting,
  • 00:15:17.780 --> 00:15:19.949
  • And we keep waiting,to this day,
  • 00:15:19.949 --> 00:15:20.783
  • to this day,when everything in our
  • 00:15:20.783 --> 00:15:24.320
  • when everything in ourlife will be stable and all
  • 00:15:24.320 --> 00:15:26.889
  • life will be stable and allof our relationships will
  • 00:15:26.889 --> 00:15:30.326
  • of our relationships willbe harmonious, and God said,
  • 00:15:30.326 --> 00:15:32.594
  • be harmonious, and God said,"I need you to learn how to
  • 00:15:32.594 --> 00:15:36.398
  • "I need you to learn how tocelebrate the wheat even while
  • 00:15:36.398 --> 00:15:40.569
  • celebrate the wheat even whileyou're looking at the weeds."
  • 00:15:40.569 --> 00:15:47.710
  • you're looking at the weeds."Even the enemy serves a purpose,
  • 00:15:47.710 --> 00:15:52.781
  • Even the enemy serves a purpose,even the Devil works for God.
  • 00:15:52.781 --> 00:15:53.916
  • even the Devil works for God.The Devil is not in charge of
  • 00:15:53.916 --> 00:15:56.251
  • The Devil is not in charge ofwhat happens in my life.
  • 00:15:56.251 --> 00:15:57.386
  • what happens in my life.God doesn't do everything
  • 00:15:57.386 --> 00:15:59.021
  • God doesn't do everythingthat happens to me,
  • 00:15:59.021 --> 00:16:01.523
  • that happens to me,but He uses everything
  • 00:16:01.523 --> 00:16:03.359
  • but He uses everythingthat happens to me.
  • 00:16:03.359 --> 00:16:04.393
  • that happens to me.There is nothing that is
  • 00:16:04.393 --> 00:16:06.595
  • There is nothing that ishappening in your life that will
  • 00:16:06.595 --> 00:16:08.397
  • happening in your life that willnot have to pass through the
  • 00:16:08.397 --> 00:16:10.065
  • not have to pass through thehand of God by the time
  • 00:16:10.065 --> 00:16:13.502
  • hand of God by the timeis said and done.
  • 00:16:13.502 --> 00:16:16.905
  • is said and done.And so I saw this picture that
  • 00:16:16.905 --> 00:16:19.608
  • And so I saw this picture thatreally moved me of how
  • 00:16:19.608 --> 00:16:23.512
  • really moved me of howJoseph's father Jacob,
  • 00:16:23.512 --> 00:16:24.680
  • Joseph's father Jacob,at the end of his life,
  • 00:16:24.680 --> 00:16:27.716
  • at the end of his life,was sitting on his deathbed.
  • 00:16:27.716 --> 00:16:28.817
  • was sitting on his deathbed.And Jacob was an
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  • And Jacob was aninteresting character
  • 00:16:30.386 --> 00:16:32.021
  • interesting characterbecause he had two names:
  • 00:16:32.021 --> 00:16:35.257
  • because he had two names:Jacob, deceiver,
  • 00:16:35.257 --> 00:16:38.093
  • Jacob, deceiver,Israel, prince.
  • 00:16:38.093 --> 00:16:42.598
  • Israel, prince.Which one was he?
  • 00:16:42.598 --> 00:16:45.234
  • Which one was he?If you'll be really honest,
  • 00:16:45.234 --> 00:16:48.504
  • If you'll be really honest,you're both too.
  • 00:16:48.504 --> 00:16:51.140
  • you're both too.So please don't judge people
  • 00:16:51.140 --> 00:16:52.608
  • So please don't judge peoplejust because their
  • 00:16:52.608 --> 00:16:55.377
  • just because theirshortcomings are exposed.
  • 00:16:55.377 --> 00:16:56.445
  • shortcomings are exposed.If it weren't for the
  • 00:16:56.445 --> 00:16:57.246
  • If it weren't for thegrace of God,
  • 00:16:57.246 --> 00:16:59.381
  • grace of God,who knows where you would be?
  • 00:16:59.381 --> 00:17:00.315
  • who knows where you would be?Come on.
  • 00:17:00.315 --> 00:17:01.283
  • Come on.How many know what
  • 00:17:01.283 --> 00:17:05.721
  • How many know whatyou're capable of?
  • 00:17:05.721 --> 00:17:08.157
  • you're capable of?I didn't have a problem --
  • 00:17:08.157 --> 00:17:09.124
  • I didn't have a problem --I didn't have a problem
  • 00:17:09.124 --> 00:17:10.059
  • I didn't have a problempreaching in that
  • 00:17:10.059 --> 00:17:11.593
  • preaching in thatprison the other day,
  • 00:17:11.593 --> 00:17:12.494
  • prison the other day,because I'm not
  • 00:17:12.494 --> 00:17:13.729
  • because I'm notin that same situation,
  • 00:17:13.729 --> 00:17:16.598
  • There's nothing better about
  • 00:17:18.033 --> 00:17:19.268
  • There's nothing better aboutme than anybody that
  • 00:17:19.268 --> 00:17:20.436
  • me than anybody thatI was preaching to.
  • 00:17:20.436 --> 00:17:21.236
  • I was preaching to.It wasn't a problem
  • 00:17:21.236 --> 00:17:23.205
  • It wasn't a problemfor me to preach.
  • 00:17:23.205 --> 00:17:25.474
  • for me to preach.It's the power of both.
  • 00:17:25.474 --> 00:17:28.844
  • It's the power of both.It's the blessing of both.
  • 00:17:28.844 --> 00:17:32.381
  • It's the blessing of both.And when Jacob was about to die,
  • 00:17:32.381 --> 00:17:34.516
  • And when Jacob was about to die,Joseph wanted to get his kids
  • 00:17:34.516 --> 00:17:36.552
  • Joseph wanted to get his kidsin front of Jacob so that
  • 00:17:36.552 --> 00:17:38.954
  • in front of Jacob so thatthey could be blessed,
  • 00:17:38.954 --> 00:17:39.688
  • sons that he had in Egypt.
  • 00:17:42.324 --> 00:17:43.192
  • sons that he had in Egypt.The oldest one was
  • 00:17:43.192 --> 00:17:44.226
  • The oldest one wasnamed Manasseh,
  • 00:17:44.226 --> 00:17:45.194
  • named Manasseh,the younger one
  • 00:17:45.194 --> 00:17:47.696
  • the younger onewas named Ephraim,
  • 00:17:47.696 --> 00:17:48.697
  • was named Ephraim,and they sat on Jacob's
  • 00:17:48.697 --> 00:17:50.899
  • and they sat on Jacob'sknees for a minute.
  • 00:17:50.899 --> 00:17:53.969
  • knees for a minute.Jacob couldn't see very well,
  • 00:17:53.969 --> 00:17:56.305
  • Jacob couldn't see very well,and after all that Joseph
  • 00:17:56.305 --> 00:17:58.073
  • and after all that Josephhas been through,
  • 00:17:58.073 --> 00:18:00.442
  • has been through,God has blessed him anyway.
  • 00:18:00.442 --> 00:18:02.678
  • God has blessed him anyway.These two sons
  • 00:18:02.678 --> 00:18:05.114
  • These two sonshave significant names.
  • 00:18:05.114 --> 00:18:08.584
  • have significant names.Manasseh means "to forget"
  • 00:18:08.584 --> 00:18:09.651
  • Manasseh means "to forget"because he said,
  • 00:18:09.651 --> 00:18:11.553
  • because he said,"I'm going to forget the
  • 00:18:11.553 --> 00:18:13.722
  • "I'm going to forget theshame and the pain of Egypt.
  • 00:18:13.722 --> 00:18:14.990
  • shame and the pain of Egypt.God has made me forget."
  • 00:18:14.990 --> 00:18:16.725
  • God has made me forget."And then Ephraim
  • 00:18:16.725 --> 00:18:18.827
  • And then Ephraimmeans "fruitful."
  • 00:18:18.827 --> 00:18:19.928
  • means "fruitful."Isn't that beautiful how God can
  • 00:18:19.928 --> 00:18:23.098
  • Isn't that beautiful how God canproduce fruit in even the
  • 00:18:23.098 --> 00:18:26.735
  • produce fruit in even thehardest and worst situations?
  • 00:18:26.735 --> 00:18:31.540
  • hardest and worst situations?Anyway, when Jacob was sitting
  • 00:18:31.540 --> 00:18:34.376
  • Anyway, when Jacob was sittingup to bless the boys,
  • 00:18:34.376 --> 00:18:36.578
  • up to bless the boys,he did something weird.
  • 00:18:36.578 --> 00:18:37.412
  • he did something weird.I want to show you
  • 00:18:37.412 --> 00:18:39.214
  • I want to show youthis real quick,
  • 00:18:39.214 --> 00:18:40.249
  • this real quick,I don't know who this is for,
  • 00:18:40.249 --> 00:18:46.355
  • I don't know who this is for,but in Genesis 48:13,
  • 00:18:46.355 --> 00:18:47.956
  • but in Genesis 48:13,you got it?
  • 00:18:47.956 --> 00:18:50.726
  • It said, "And Joseph
  • 00:18:52.561 --> 00:19:02.538
  • It said, "And Josephtook them both of them,
  • 00:19:02.538 --> 00:19:03.705
  • took them both of them,Ephraim in his right hand
  • 00:19:03.705 --> 00:19:05.207
  • Ephraim in his right handtoward Israel's left hand,
  • 00:19:05.207 --> 00:19:07.709
  • toward Israel's left hand,and Manasseh in his left hand,"
  • 00:19:07.709 --> 00:19:08.410
  • and Manasseh in his left hand,"-- God's going to
  • 00:19:08.410 --> 00:19:11.113
  • -- God's going tobless both --
  • 00:19:11.113 --> 00:19:12.147
  • bless both --"and he brought them near him."
  • 00:19:12.147 --> 00:19:13.749
  • "and he brought them near him."Next verse,
  • 00:19:13.749 --> 00:19:15.417
  • Next verse,"And Israel stretched out his
  • 00:19:15.417 --> 00:19:17.252
  • "And Israel stretched out hisright hand, laid it on the head
  • 00:19:17.252 --> 00:19:19.888
  • right hand, laid it on the headof Ephraim, who was the younger,
  • 00:19:19.888 --> 00:19:20.923
  • of Ephraim, who was the younger,and his left hand on
  • 00:19:20.923 --> 00:19:22.891
  • and his left hand onthe head of Manasseh,
  • 00:19:22.891 --> 00:19:24.593
  • the head of Manasseh,crossing his hands
  • 00:19:24.593 --> 00:19:25.327
  • crossing his hands(for Manasseh
  • 00:19:25.327 --> 00:19:27.429
  • Now understand
  • 00:19:27.930 --> 00:19:30.032
  • Now understandwhen he did that,
  • 00:19:30.032 --> 00:19:32.334
  • when he did that,it broke every protocol
  • 00:19:32.334 --> 00:19:35.637
  • it broke every protocoland violated every expectation
  • 00:19:35.637 --> 00:19:36.672
  • and violated every expectationbecause he was supposed to
  • 00:19:36.672 --> 00:19:41.610
  • because he was supposed tobless the oldest one first.
  • 00:19:41.610 --> 00:19:45.414
  • bless the oldest one first.But God doesn't do things
  • 00:19:45.414 --> 00:19:46.481
  • But God doesn't do thingsthe way we think that He
  • 00:19:46.481 --> 00:19:49.585
  • the way we think that Heshould do things,
  • 00:19:49.585 --> 00:19:50.686
  • should do things,and we don't get what
  • 00:19:50.686 --> 00:19:52.020
  • and we don't get whatwe deserve from God.
  • 00:19:52.020 --> 00:19:52.955
  • We get His grace and His mercy.
  • 00:19:58.060 --> 00:19:59.895
  • We get His grace and His mercy.And when he crossed his
  • 00:19:59.895 --> 00:20:01.363
  • And when he crossed hishands over to bless the
  • 00:20:01.363 --> 00:20:03.198
  • hands over to bless theyounger one first,
  • 00:20:03.198 --> 00:20:04.166
  • younger one first,do any of you know that God
  • 00:20:04.166 --> 00:20:05.133
  • do any of you know that Godhas blessed you in ways that
  • 00:20:05.133 --> 00:20:06.201
  • has blessed you in ways thatyou don't deserve and didn't
  • 00:20:06.201 --> 00:20:07.069
  • you don't deserve and didn'tearn and there's no way in the
  • 00:20:07.069 --> 00:20:07.970
  • earn and there's no way in theworld you could have built a
  • 00:20:07.970 --> 00:20:11.740
  • world you could have built aresume to afford it?
  • 00:20:11.740 --> 00:20:15.210
  • resume to afford it?So when he did it,
  • 00:20:15.210 --> 00:20:17.246
  • So when he did it,Joseph got really upset.
  • 00:20:17.246 --> 00:20:18.547
  • Joseph got really upset.It said, "When Joseph saw" --
  • 00:20:18.547 --> 00:20:20.315
  • It said, "When Joseph saw" --verse 17 -- "that his father
  • 00:20:20.315 --> 00:20:21.750
  • verse 17 -- "that his fatherlaid his right hand on the head
  • 00:20:21.750 --> 00:20:24.620
  • laid his right hand on the headof Ephraim, it displeased him,
  • 00:20:24.620 --> 00:20:26.855
  • of Ephraim, it displeased him,and he took his father's hand to
  • 00:20:26.855 --> 00:20:28.523
  • and he took his father's hand tomove it from Ephraim's
  • 00:20:28.523 --> 00:20:30.192
  • move it from Ephraim'shead to Manasseh's head."
  • 00:20:30.192 --> 00:20:31.393
  • head to Manasseh's head."Watch the next verse.
  • 00:20:31.393 --> 00:20:32.594
  • Watch the next verse."And Joseph said to his father,
  • 00:20:32.594 --> 00:20:34.062
  • "And Joseph said to his father,'Not this way, my father,
  • 00:20:34.062 --> 00:20:35.497
  • 'Not this way, my father,this one's the firstborn.
  • 00:20:35.497 --> 00:20:36.965
  • this one's the firstborn.I know you're getting old,
  • 00:20:36.965 --> 00:20:38.467
  • I know you're getting old,and you can't -- you used to do
  • 00:20:38.467 --> 00:20:39.601
  • and you can't -- you used to dothis when you a little kid.
  • 00:20:39.601 --> 00:20:40.369
  • this when you a little kid.You've been trying
  • 00:20:40.369 --> 00:20:41.069
  • You've been tryingto switch things
  • 00:20:41.069 --> 00:20:41.737
  • to switch thingsup your whole life.
  • 00:20:41.737 --> 00:20:42.704
  • up your whole life.We'll put your right
  • 00:20:42.704 --> 00:20:43.472
  • We'll put your righthand on his head.'"
  • 00:20:43.472 --> 00:20:44.239
  • hand on his head.'"Watch the next verse,
  • 00:20:44.239 --> 00:20:44.973
  • Watch the next verse,"But his father
  • 00:20:44.973 --> 00:20:46.074
  • "But his fatherrefused and said,
  • 00:20:46.074 --> 00:20:47.042
  • refused and said,'I know, my son, I know.
  • 00:20:47.042 --> 00:20:50.012
  • 'I know, my son, I know.He shall also become a people,
  • 00:20:50.012 --> 00:20:52.514
  • He shall also become a people,he shall also be great.'"
  • 00:20:52.514 --> 00:20:53.515
  • he shall also be great.'"In other words, he said,
  • 00:20:53.515 --> 00:20:57.753
  • You know why I don't
  • 00:20:58.687 --> 00:21:00.589
  • You know why I don'tever have to be jealous of
  • 00:21:00.589 --> 00:21:02.824
  • ever have to be jealous ofanybody else's life?
  • 00:21:02.824 --> 00:21:03.725
  • anybody else's life?You know why I don't ever have
  • 00:21:03.725 --> 00:21:05.294
  • You know why I don't ever haveto worry about comparing
  • 00:21:05.294 --> 00:21:07.129
  • to worry about comparingmyself to what God does
  • 00:21:07.129 --> 00:21:08.597
  • myself to what God doesfor somebody else?
  • 00:21:08.597 --> 00:21:11.600
  • for somebody else?Because God is big enough to
  • 00:21:11.600 --> 00:21:14.536
  • Because God is big enough tobless both of us.
  • 00:21:14.536 --> 00:21:17.439
  • bless both of us.[Applause]
  • 00:21:17.439 --> 00:21:19.441
  • [Applause]And when you know that,
  • 00:21:19.441 --> 00:21:22.377
  • And when you know that,come on, when you know that,
  • 00:21:22.377 --> 00:21:25.247
  • come on, when you know that,this is the blessing of both,
  • 00:21:25.247 --> 00:21:27.249
  • this is the blessing of both,to know that what I call
  • 00:21:27.249 --> 00:21:31.186
  • to know that what I call"good" and what I call "bad,"
  • 00:21:31.186 --> 00:21:35.157
  • "good" and what I call "bad,"God is going to bless both.
  • 00:21:35.157 --> 00:21:36.191
  • God is going to bless both.Don't you go trying to
  • 00:21:36.191 --> 00:21:37.793
  • Don't you go trying topluck stuff yourself.
  • 00:21:37.793 --> 00:21:40.662
  • pluck stuff yourself.That's above your pay grade.
  • 00:21:40.662 --> 00:21:41.997
  • That's above your pay grade.Don't you go on a
  • 00:21:41.997 --> 00:21:42.764
  • Don't you go on aself-improvement
  • 00:21:42.764 --> 00:21:44.499
  • self-improvementproject without God's help,
  • 00:21:44.499 --> 00:21:47.135
  • project without God's help,you'll mess up the masterpiece.
  • 00:21:47.135 --> 00:21:48.503
  • you'll mess up the masterpiece.God said, "It's all working
  • 00:21:48.503 --> 00:21:52.040
  • God said, "It's all workingtogether for the good.
  • 00:21:52.040 --> 00:21:56.311
  • together for the good.I'm going to bless both."
  • 00:21:56.311 --> 00:21:58.714
  • I'm going to bless both."They were singing a minute ago,
  • 00:21:58.714 --> 00:21:59.748
  • They were singing a minute ago,come here Tiff,
  • 00:21:59.748 --> 00:22:00.649
  • come here Tiff,she was singing,
  • 00:22:00.649 --> 00:22:05.287
  • she was singing,"You never lost a battle.
  • 00:22:05.287 --> 00:22:07.656
  • "You never lost a battle.You never lost a battle."
  • 00:22:07.656 --> 00:22:08.523
  • You never lost a battle."I felt that,
  • 00:22:08.523 --> 00:22:10.492
  • I felt that,when we were writing that song,
  • 00:22:10.492 --> 00:22:11.526
  • when we were writing that song,I felt it.
  • 00:22:11.526 --> 00:22:13.695
  • I felt it.We were just singing that,
  • 00:22:13.695 --> 00:22:15.597
  • - And we just started
  • 00:22:22.371 --> 00:22:23.505
  • - And we just startedsinging that,
  • 00:22:23.505 --> 00:22:25.173
  • singing that,oh man, I was like,
  • 00:22:25.173 --> 00:22:27.109
  • oh man, I was like,"Yes, the church is going
  • 00:22:27.109 --> 00:22:27.876
  • "Yes, the church is goingto want to sing this."
  • 00:22:27.876 --> 00:22:28.944
  • Keep singing it.
  • 00:22:31.279 --> 00:22:32.280
  • Keep singing it.But then, I was like -- Chris,
  • 00:22:32.280 --> 00:22:34.783
  • But then, I was like -- Chris,why don't you help her?
  • 00:22:34.783 --> 00:22:35.884
  • - You never lost a battle.
  • 00:22:38.186 --> 00:22:38.820
  • - What if they both?
  • 00:22:42.190 --> 00:22:44.393
  • - What if they both?What if they both?
  • 00:22:44.393 --> 00:22:46.328
  • What if they both?What if they both?
  • 00:22:46.328 --> 00:22:53.835
  • What if they both?What if it was both?
  • 00:22:53.835 --> 00:22:58.673
  • What if it was both?What if Paul and Silas start
  • 00:22:58.673 --> 00:23:01.343
  • What if Paul and Silas startpraising God together?
  • 00:23:01.343 --> 00:23:03.478
  • praising God together?What if we come together in His
  • 00:23:03.478 --> 00:23:07.115
  • What if we come together in Hisname and we get to lift Him up?
  • 00:23:07.115 --> 00:23:09.451
  • name and we get to lift Him up?What if we praise him that all
  • 00:23:09.451 --> 00:23:12.287
  • - You never lost a battle,
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  • - You never lost a battle,no you never lost a battle,
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  • no you never lost a battle,no you never lost a battle.
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  • - Hey, it really is a privilege
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  • - Hey, it really is a privilegeto share God's Word with you.
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  • to share God's Word with you.Thank you for joining me.
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  • Thank you for joining me.But each week we just have a
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  • But each week we just have alittle bit of time together,
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  • little bit of time together,and I'd love to take the
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  • and I'd love to take theconversation beyond just
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  • conversation beyond justa TV program.
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  • a TV program.So, if you want to go deeper,
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  • So, if you want to go deeper,if you want to connect
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  • if you want to connecton another level,
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  • on another level,you can call or go online
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  • you can call or go onlineright now and request exclusive
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  • right now and request exclusiveresources from today's message.
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  • resources from today's message.We'll make them available to
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  • We'll make them available toyou with your gift of any
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  • you with your gift of anyamount to the ministry.
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  • amount to the ministry.But I want to tell you about
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  • But I want to tell you aboutsomething else too.
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  • something else too.Live, every single Sunday,
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  • Elevation Church,
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  • Elevation Church,the church where I pastor,
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  • the church where I pastor,and so you can tune in,
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  • and so you can tune in,worship with us,
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  • worship with us,hear a message,
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  • hear a message,experience the ministry,
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  • experience the ministry,live, as it happens.
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  • live, as it happens.And what's even better,
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  • And what's even better,you can connect with
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  • you can connect witha community of people
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  • a community of peoplefrom all over the world.
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  • from all over the world.We call it eFam,
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  • We call it eFam,"e" like elevation,
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  • "e" like elevation,"e" like extended,
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  • "e" like extended,it means a lot
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  • it means a lotof different things.
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  • of different things.But it's just our way to connect
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  • But it's just our way to connectwith you beyond this broadcast.
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  • with you beyond this broadcast.I would love for you to join us
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  • I would love for you to join uslive this weekend,
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  • live this weekend,then you can go online,
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  • then you can go online,stevenfurtick.com/live.
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  • stevenfurtick.com/live.Don't forget the slash live.
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  • Don't forget the slash live.It will take you directly to the
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  • It will take you directly to thedetails and the times,
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  • details and the times,so do it now,
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  • so do it now,visit the website.
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  • - Some of you have had the wind
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  • - Some of you have had the windagainst you your whole life.
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  • against you your whole life.You didn't have the right shoes,
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  • You didn't have the right shoes,your parents didn't
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  • your parents didn'tmake a lot of money,
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  • make a lot of money,you had to learn to fit in,
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  • you had to learn to fit in,you had to learn
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  • you had to learnhow to be tough,
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  • how to be tough,you had to learn
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  • you had to learnhow to be hard,
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  • how to be hard,and you learned how
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  • and you learned howto survive a storm.
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  • to survive a storm.But the problem with that is,
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  • But the problem with that is,sometimes the wind isn't
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  • sometimes the wind isn'teven against you,
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  • even against you,but you still feel like it is.
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  • but you still feel like it is.You don't know the way God is
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  • You don't know the way God isgoing to work in your situation.
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  • going to work in your situation.And it is always too soon for
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  • And it is always too soon foryou to quit on something that
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  • you to quit on something thatGod put on the inside of you.
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  • God put on the inside of you.If He gave you a dream,
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  • If He gave you a dream,it's too soon to
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  • it's too soon towalk away from it just
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  • walk away from it justbecause it doesn't manifest in
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  • because it doesn't manifest inthree dimensions by the time you
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  • three dimensions by the time youget done praying about it.
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  • get done praying about it.Seeds can be deceiving.
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  • Seeds can be deceiving.Seeds can look awfully small.
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  • Seeds can look awfully small.Seeds can look impotent,
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  • Seeds can look impotent,and they may be
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  • and they may bedormant for a while,
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  • dormant for a while,and when you sow them, they go
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  • and when you sow them, they goaway for a little while.
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  • away for a little while.But they didn't go to die,
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  • But they didn't go to die,they went to multiply.
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  • they went to multiply.Some of the things in your life
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  • Some of the things in your lifethat you said goodbye to,
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  • that you said goodbye to,you need to say,
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  • you need to say,"See you later.
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  • "See you later.I'm expecting you to come back
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  • I'm expecting you to come backup again because I
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  • - ANNOUNCER: If God's put
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  • gifts and dreams inside of us,
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  • isn't time to find
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  • out what they are?
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  • Your potential isn't gone,
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  • it's just waiting for
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  • you to access it.
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  • Call or go online now
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  • for your copy of
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  • "Unlocking your
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  • - eFam is our online family at
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  • Elevation Church.
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  • It doesn't matter where
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  • you call home.
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  • Becoming a part of our eFam is
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  • as simple as joining us
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  • online each week.
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  • Each weekend, we broadcast our
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  • worship experiences to thousands
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  • of people around the world.
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  • It's so simple for you to join
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  • the huge move of God that is
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  • happening through our eFam by
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  • tuning into experiences on the
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  • weekend or on demand when it's
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  • convenient for you.
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  • When you participate,
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  • you'll experience awesome
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  • worship music,
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  • preaching,
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  • and community with people tuning
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  • in just like yourself.
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  • You can have a deeper connection
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  • by joining an eGroup and an
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  • eTeam, giving online,
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  • and connecting with other eFam
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  • near you through watch parties.
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  • Wherever you find yourself in
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  • life, we want to be a place you
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  • can depend on for
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  • receiving inspiration,
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  • encouragement,
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  • and support.
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  • Grow your faith no
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  • - ♪ Come together ♪
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  • ♪ Sons and daughters ♪
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  • ♪ Bought with blood ♪
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  • ♪ Sing the praises ♪
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  • ♪ Of the Spirit ♪
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  • ♪ Son, and Father ♪
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  • ♪ Our God will finish ♪
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  • ♪ Yes, our God ♪
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  • ♪ Will finish ♪
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  • ♪ What He started ♪
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  • ♪ Oh ♪
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  • ♪ This is my testimony ♪
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  • ♪ From death to life ♪
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  • ♪ 'Cause grace ♪
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  • ♪ Rewrote my story ♪
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  • ♪ I'll testify ♪
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  • ♪ By Jesus Christ ♪
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  • ♪ The Righteous ♪
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  • ♪ I'm justified ♪
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