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Choosing Your Chains Part 2

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April 30, 2019
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Steven Furtick

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Choosing Your Chains Part 2

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  • - You have a choice
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  • to make.
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  • You always do.
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  • The greatest gift
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  • God can give you is a choice.
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  • He said I'm in chains
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  • for Christ.
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  • Christ didn't put these
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  • chains on me, but now
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  • that these chains are on me,
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  • I'm gonna let Him use them.
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  • I wouldn't choose it,
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  • but if I can't change it,
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  • God, will you use
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  • these chains to change me,
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  • change others?
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  • Make me an example
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  • of Your grace,
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  • - Paul said, "To me,
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  • the important thing is," --
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  • The important thing is.
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  • Now, it's very important
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  • what you put next.
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  • This is Verse 18,
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  • guys in the production room.
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  • "The important thing is."
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  • Whatever you put next
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  • will determine what your joy
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  • is chained to.
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  • Whatever you put after
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  • "The important thing is,"
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  • your joy will move up
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  • and down with that thing.
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  • So, whatever you choose
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  • to chain your joy to,
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  • whatever priority --
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  • if for you, no matter
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  • what you would say,
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  • 'cause we would all say
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  • that Jesus is the head
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  • of our lives.
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  • You don't get out
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  • and come here to a place
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  • like this if you're not gonna
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  • say the right answer,
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  • but I'm talking about
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  • reflected in your choices.
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  • If the important thing is
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  • that people like you,
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  • then when people like you,
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  • you will like you.
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  • If the important thing is
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  • that God loves you,
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  • then when people don't like you,
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  • you still like you,
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  • because I'm accepted
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  • in the Beloved.
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  • If the important thing
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  • is comfort,
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  • then when everything is
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  • just right
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  • and when the climate
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  • is 72.4 Fahrenheit,
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  • you will be happy
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  • about the climate
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  • or the environment.
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  • But if the important thing
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  • to you is not comfort,
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  • but calling,
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  • you can be in a miserable
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  • situation and turn it
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  • into a ministry.
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  • I'm looking for somebody today
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  • who is no longer concerned
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  • about popular opinion
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  • or personal preference,
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  • but you've come
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  • to the place in your life
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  • where you say
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  • I want to know Him!
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  • I want to make Him known!
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  • I want real joy,
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  • joy that the world didn't give
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  • and the world
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  • I miss you.
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  • Let me preach
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  • So you won't be tossed
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  • to and fro,
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  • and yanked back and forth
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  • by the affairs of life.
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  • Paul says my feet are locked,
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  • and my hands are chained,
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  • but my mind is free.
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  • I'm here, but the mission
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  • is moving forward,
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  • and the important thing is,
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  • the important thing is
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  • you get to choose what's next.
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  • What is your priority?
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  • And you can't have God's peace
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  • without God's priorities.
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  • You can pray for it,
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  • but if you tie your joy
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  • to how your husband treats you,
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  • or how the crazy girl
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  • in the cubicle next to you.
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  • You knew she was crazy!
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  • Her eyes were crazy!
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  • You're gonna put your joy
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  • on crazy girl?
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  • [Laughter]
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  • I can't hook
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  • my joy to that.
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  • I can't hook my joy
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  • to what the boss decides,
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  • or what his boss decides.
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  • My joy is not connected
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  • to my job.
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  • So, I've got to find
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  • something else.
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  • And for Paul,
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  • it was purpose,
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  • not preference,
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  • not popularity.
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  • Some say this,
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  • some say that.
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  • WDIM, WWJD, WW I don't care,
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  • "www.whocares.com,"
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  • "www.JesusChristIsMyBoss.com,"
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  • "www is if He says
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  • I'm blessed, I'm blessed,
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  • and there's not a thing you
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  • can do to curse me.com,"
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  • And "www is God, I'm Blessed
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  • with a car, without a car,"
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  • "www.I Don't Need
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  • A Watch To Be Blessed,"
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  • And "www.If You Break Up
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  • With Me It's Your Loss
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  • 'Cause God Has Something
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  • Special In Me.com."
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  • And this is your choice.
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  • One scholar said Paul
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  • must be going senile.
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  • He maybe took one
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  • too many to the head,
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  • 'cause he's in chains,
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  • talkin' about a choice.
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  • I don't know if I want
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  • to live or die.
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  • Paul, they didn't ask you!
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  • When you put it as a choice,
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  • he's saying I can't choose
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  • how long these chains
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  • stay on me,
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  • I'm still waiting.
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  • But I get to make a choice,
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  • not about what happens next,
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  • but about my response.
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  • And I choose,
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  • since God hasn't removed
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  • these chains,
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  • since God hasn't fixed
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  • the situation,
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  • since God hasn't fixed
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  • the relationship,
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  • since God hasn't given me
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  • the breakthrough yet,
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  • since I'm still dealing
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  • with the addiction,
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  • since it won't just go away
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  • like they told me it would
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  • and I prayed that one time
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  • and I still went home addicted,
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  • and they told me
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  • that if I prayed this
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  • that the chains would fall off,
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  • but the chains are still there,
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  • and since God
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  • won't remove the chains,
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  • I'm gonna ask Him
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  • to use the chains.
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  • What shall I choose?
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  • You have a choice to make,
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  • you always do.
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  • The greatest gift God
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  • can give you is a choice.
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  • He said, I'm in chains
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  • for Christ.
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  • Christ didn't put these
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  • chains on me,
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  • but now that these chains
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  • are on me,
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  • I'm gonna let Him use them.
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  • He didn't bring the disease,
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  • He didn't bring the divorce.
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  • I wouldn't choose it,
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  • but if I can't change it, God,
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  • will you use these chains
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  • to change me,
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  • Make an example of Your grace,
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  • that's your choice.
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  • And God's not the only one
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  • who gives you a choice.
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  • This is what I was trying
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  • to explain to the youth,
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  • and I really think I was talking
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  • to my 16 year old self.
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  • That's where I made
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  • the choice to follow Christ.
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  • Well, actually,
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  • He made the choice.
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  • He chose me,
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  • I didn't choose Him,
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  • theologically speaking,
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  • but it was the moment
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  • that I became aware
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  • of His prevenient grace
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  • in my life and surrendered
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  • to what He was already doing.
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  • But the moment they come
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  • to that choice,
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  • the devil comes
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  • with little choices,
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  • because the enemy sees
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  • their potential.
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  • And sometimes,
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  • the enemy believes
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  • in your potential
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  • more than you do.
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  • And so, you get around
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  • some friends and you're young,
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  • 13, 14, and they're looking
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  • at porn, and it's just
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  • a little porn.
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  • It's just one time porn.
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  • And they're calling you gay
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  • and weird
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  • if you don't look at it,
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  • so you look at it.
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  • It's just that choice.
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  • And they're drinkin',
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  • they're smokin',
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  • they're vaping,
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  • so it's a choice.
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  • It's not gonna send you to hell.
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  • God's grace has got you covered,
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  • but it's just a choice.
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  • What you don't know
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  • until you know
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  • is that choices
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  • don't stay choices,
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  • they become habits.
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  • And it's just one choice.
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  • It's just a little --
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  • you try it out one time
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  • and then it's like, well,
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  • maybe I'll do it again.
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  • And I lied
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  • to my parents one time,
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  • so, you know --
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  • you don't think this
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  • is a youth sermon?
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  • If somebody would have preached
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  • this to a lot of us earlier,
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  • we could have seen the choice
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  • for what it was,
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  • but we didn't know
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  • what mattered then.
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  • We couldn't know
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  • what mattered then, you know,
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  • so it's just a little thing,
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  • but then it becomes a habit,
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  • and now you keep doing it.
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  • And it doesn't quite hit,
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  • it doesn't quite
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  • get you as high
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  • as it did the last time,
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  • so you've got to do
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  • more of it now.
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  • It takes a little more,
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  • it takes a little more.
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  • You can handle it, it's good,
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  • but then it becomes a habit,
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  • and now you know
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  • it's not just a glass
  • 00:09:21.280 --> 00:09:22.180
  • of wine to relax.
  • 00:09:22.180 --> 00:09:23.270
  • And oh, by the way,
  • 00:09:23.270 --> 00:09:25.070
  • I always get scared
  • 00:09:25.070 --> 00:09:25.270
  • when I do this part,
  • 00:09:25.270 --> 00:09:27.030
  • because it's not just sex
  • 00:09:27.040 --> 00:09:30.040
  • and drinking
  • 00:09:30.040 --> 00:09:31.140
  • that I'm talking about.
  • 00:09:31.140 --> 00:09:32.280
  • Some of us gossip so bad
  • 00:09:32.280 --> 00:09:35.190
  • it would be better off
  • 00:09:35.190 --> 00:09:36.170
  • if we were alcoholics!
  • 00:09:37.040 --> 00:09:40.040
  • I mean, the damage
  • 00:09:40.040 --> 00:09:41.030
  • we do with our mouths
  • 00:09:41.030 --> 00:09:43.180
  • is way worse
  • 00:09:43.180 --> 00:09:44.170
  • than what a bottle can do, okay?
  • 00:09:44.170 --> 00:09:46.000
  • So, I'm not just talking
  • 00:09:46.000 --> 00:09:47.270
  • about whatever specific sin
  • 00:09:47.270 --> 00:09:49.260
  • you don't happen
  • 00:09:49.260 --> 00:09:50.150
  • to struggle with.
  • 00:09:52.210 --> 00:09:55.210
  • Some of us are so angry,
  • 00:09:55.240 --> 00:09:58.240
  • just mad, just --
  • 00:09:58.240 --> 00:10:00.240
  • [Growling]
  • 00:10:01.290 --> 00:10:04.290
  • And we used to get mad
  • 00:10:04.290 --> 00:10:05.240
  • with good reason.
  • 00:10:05.280 --> 00:10:08.280
  • It was a choice,
  • 00:10:08.280 --> 00:10:10.210
  • but then it became a habit,
  • 00:10:10.210 --> 00:10:13.110
  • and now it's automatic.
  • 00:10:15.070 --> 00:10:18.070
  • You don't even choose anymore!
  • 00:10:18.070 --> 00:10:20.220
  • Now it's the default setting.
  • 00:10:21.190 --> 00:10:24.190
  • Now it's just what you do
  • 00:10:24.190 --> 00:10:25.200
  • to get your way,
  • 00:10:25.200 --> 00:10:28.060
  • and you hate yourself
  • 00:10:28.060 --> 00:10:29.030
  • after you do it,
  • 00:10:29.030 --> 00:10:30.280
  • but it got you what you wanted,
  • 00:10:30.280 --> 00:10:32.180
  • so you do it again.
  • 00:10:32.180 --> 00:10:35.080
  • And it's kind of like,
  • 00:10:35.080 --> 00:10:36.280
  • one time Paul was saying,
  • 00:10:36.280 --> 00:10:39.100
  • I don't do what I want to do,
  • 00:10:39.100 --> 00:10:41.150
  • I do what I don't want to do.
  • 00:10:41.150 --> 00:10:44.110
  • "Who will deliver me
  • 00:10:44.110 --> 00:10:45.090
  • from this body of death?"
  • 00:10:45.130 --> 00:10:48.130
  • And he wasn't saying this
  • 00:10:48.130 --> 00:10:50.030
  • before he met Christ,
  • 00:10:50.030 --> 00:10:52.270
  • he was saying this
  • 00:10:52.270 --> 00:10:53.240
  • as a Christ follower.
  • 00:10:53.260 --> 00:10:56.260
  • I made some choices.
  • 00:10:56.260 --> 00:10:58.230
  • The choice became a habit.
  • 00:10:58.230 --> 00:11:01.150
  • I didn't know it was a big
  • 00:11:01.150 --> 00:11:02.130
  • deal at the time.
  • 00:11:02.130 --> 00:11:03.160
  • It didn't seem like a big deal.
  • 00:11:03.160 --> 00:11:05.230
  • I didn't forgive one person,
  • 00:11:05.230 --> 00:11:08.020
  • and I let the bitterness
  • 00:11:08.020 --> 00:11:09.070
  • get ahold of me.
  • 00:11:09.070 --> 00:11:10.130
  • And then the bitterness
  • 00:11:10.130 --> 00:11:12.090
  • was no longer just one person,
  • 00:11:12.090 --> 00:11:13.170
  • I started getting mad
  • 00:11:13.170 --> 00:11:14.210
  • at everybody,
  • 00:11:14.210 --> 00:11:15.220
  • and I started blaming everybody!
  • 00:11:15.220 --> 00:11:17.120
  • And now it was my habit,
  • 00:11:17.120 --> 00:11:18.110
  • and now, when something
  • 00:11:18.110 --> 00:11:19.210
  • doesn't go my way,
  • 00:11:19.210 --> 00:11:20.120
  • my first response
  • 00:11:20.120 --> 00:11:21.230
  • is to blame all of the people
  • 00:11:21.230 --> 00:11:23.060
  • who weren't there for me,
  • 00:11:23.060 --> 00:11:24.050
  • or if they would have,
  • 00:11:24.050 --> 00:11:25.050
  • or if she would have.
  • 00:11:25.050 --> 00:11:26.130
  • I started complaining.
  • 00:11:26.130 --> 00:11:27.270
  • I made the choice to complain,
  • 00:11:27.270 --> 00:11:29.210
  • and I used to just complain
  • 00:11:29.210 --> 00:11:30.270
  • when things were really bad,
  • 00:11:30.270 --> 00:11:32.050
  • but now instead
  • 00:11:32.050 --> 00:11:34.110
  • of "His praise
  • 00:11:34.110 --> 00:11:35.130
  • will continually
  • 00:11:35.130 --> 00:11:35.290
  • be on my mouth,"
  • 00:11:35.290 --> 00:11:37.030
  • now it's complaint
  • 00:11:37.030 --> 00:11:38.100
  • is continually on my --
  • 00:11:38.100 --> 00:11:39.130
  • it's a habit, it's automatic,
  • 00:11:39.130 --> 00:11:41.100
  • it's my first instinct!
  • 00:11:41.100 --> 00:11:42.230
  • I can't even see what's right!
  • 00:11:42.230 --> 00:11:44.220
  • I walk in the room
  • 00:11:44.220 --> 00:11:45.130
  • and all I see is what's wrong,
  • 00:11:45.130 --> 00:11:47.050
  • it's automatic.
  • 00:11:47.050 --> 00:11:49.130
  • And before long,
  • 00:11:49.130 --> 00:11:50.130
  • it's not just what I do,
  • 00:11:51.290 --> 00:11:54.290
  • it becomes my identity.
  • 00:11:56.110 --> 00:11:59.110
  • Now it's who I am.
  • 00:11:59.210 --> 00:12:02.230
  • I'm a slave to fear.
  • 00:12:04.030 --> 00:12:07.030
  • I'm a child of God,
  • 00:12:07.030 --> 00:12:08.030
  • but I feel like a slave to sin.
  • 00:12:09.180 --> 00:12:12.180
  • I made a choice.
  • 00:12:12.180 --> 00:12:14.240
  • It became a habit.
  • 00:12:14.240 --> 00:12:17.090
  • It became automatic.
  • 00:12:17.090 --> 00:12:19.280
  • That's what the Bible says
  • 00:12:19.280 --> 00:12:20.280
  • when it says,
  • 00:12:20.280 --> 00:12:22.250
  • "Don't walk in the flesh,"
  • 00:12:22.250 --> 00:12:25.080
  • the habits of the old life,
  • 00:12:25.080 --> 00:12:27.090
  • the patterns
  • 00:12:27.090 --> 00:12:29.140
  • of your perspective pre-Christ.
  • 00:12:32.140 --> 00:12:35.140
  • And you just keep doin' it,
  • 00:12:35.140 --> 00:12:36.250
  • it's pulling on you,
  • 00:12:36.250 --> 00:12:38.110
  • and it pulls you back into it.
  • 00:12:38.110 --> 00:12:41.020
  • You don't tell your E-group
  • 00:12:41.020 --> 00:12:41.220
  • about that stuff.
  • 00:12:41.280 --> 00:12:44.280
  • You can't.
  • 00:12:44.280 --> 00:12:47.160
  • These chains
  • 00:12:47.160 --> 00:12:49.100
  • aren't the kind of chains
  • 00:12:49.100 --> 00:12:50.290
  • that you wear around your neck.
  • 00:12:52.070 --> 00:12:55.070
  • These chains is the choices
  • 00:12:56.080 --> 00:12:59.080
  • that become habits,
  • 00:12:59.080 --> 00:13:01.230
  • and now it's automatic.
  • 00:13:01.230 --> 00:13:03.160
  • You don't even
  • 00:13:03.160 --> 00:13:03.280
  • want to do it anymore,
  • 00:13:04.100 --> 00:13:07.100
  • but you think it's who you are,
  • 00:13:07.100 --> 00:13:10.000
  • you think it's your nature.
  • 00:13:10.000 --> 00:13:12.250
  • You see that?
  • 00:13:12.250 --> 00:13:15.180
  • I'm trying to show you,
  • 00:13:15.180 --> 00:13:18.130
  • and I hope
  • 00:13:18.130 --> 00:13:18.260
  • that you'll discuss this
  • 00:13:18.260 --> 00:13:21.040
  • with your kids after church,
  • 00:13:21.040 --> 00:13:24.040
  • and I hope that you'll discuss
  • 00:13:24.040 --> 00:13:25.110
  • this with some people
  • 00:13:25.110 --> 00:13:27.040
  • in your life
  • 00:13:27.040 --> 00:13:29.020
  • that you can trust
  • 00:13:29.020 --> 00:13:31.030
  • about the choices
  • 00:13:31.030 --> 00:13:33.110
  • that became habits,
  • 00:13:33.110 --> 00:13:35.190
  • that became automatic.
  • 00:13:35.210 --> 00:13:38.210
  • I'm just offended
  • 00:13:38.210 --> 00:13:39.110
  • all the time now.
  • 00:13:39.110 --> 00:13:41.150
  • I made the choice
  • 00:13:41.150 --> 00:13:42.020
  • to be offended.
  • 00:13:42.020 --> 00:13:44.190
  • The person hurt me,
  • 00:13:44.190 --> 00:13:46.190
  • and I chose to let
  • 00:13:46.190 --> 00:13:48.230
  • that hurt on the inside,
  • 00:13:48.230 --> 00:13:51.110
  • and I didn't let it heal,
  • 00:13:51.110 --> 00:13:53.240
  • and now I'm pushing
  • 00:13:53.240 --> 00:13:54.120
  • good people away
  • 00:13:54.120 --> 00:13:57.010
  • because of who hurt me
  • 00:13:57.010 --> 00:13:57.200
  • back then.
  • 00:13:57.240 --> 00:14:00.260
  • And I want you to see
  • 00:14:00.260 --> 00:14:03.040
  • how today's choices
  • 00:14:04.160 --> 00:14:07.160
  • become tomorrow's chains.
  • 00:14:09.230 --> 00:14:12.230
  • Come here, Nick, Jake.
  • 00:14:17.000 --> 00:14:20.000
  • It's crazy.
  • 00:14:20.000 --> 00:14:22.130
  • It's crazy how young
  • 00:14:22.130 --> 00:14:24.100
  • this happens,
  • 00:14:24.100 --> 00:14:26.120
  • because Jake has a calling,
  • 00:14:27.260 --> 00:14:30.260
  • and Jake has a purpose.
  • 00:14:30.260 --> 00:14:33.000
  • I said Nick,
  • 00:14:33.000 --> 00:14:33.140
  • 'cause that's his dad.
  • 00:14:33.140 --> 00:14:35.150
  • His dad is MacGyver.
  • 00:14:35.150 --> 00:14:37.190
  • He fixes everything.
  • 00:14:37.190 --> 00:14:38.280
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:14:38.280 --> 00:14:41.010
  • And Jake is a worshipper.
  • 00:14:41.030 --> 00:14:44.030
  • The enemy knows that,
  • 00:14:44.260 --> 00:14:47.260
  • so he wants to come
  • 00:14:47.260 --> 00:14:48.230
  • to Jake early in life
  • 00:14:49.000 --> 00:14:52.000
  • with a choice.
  • 00:14:52.030 --> 00:14:55.030
  • Certain friends,
  • 00:14:55.030 --> 00:14:57.160
  • certain things,
  • 00:14:57.160 --> 00:14:59.150
  • certain outlooks.
  • 00:14:59.150 --> 00:15:01.160
  • What he wants you to do,
  • 00:15:03.110 --> 00:15:06.110
  • he wants to get
  • 00:15:06.110 --> 00:15:07.000
  • you locked up good and tight
  • 00:15:07.000 --> 00:15:09.090
  • while you're young,
  • 00:15:09.090 --> 00:15:11.170
  • because he knows
  • 00:15:11.170 --> 00:15:12.220
  • He knows that this young man
  • 00:15:20.290 --> 00:15:23.170
  • could be a chain breaker
  • 00:15:23.170 --> 00:15:24.200
  • in his generation.
  • 00:15:25.130 --> 00:15:28.130
  • The enemy knows his purpose,
  • 00:15:28.130 --> 00:15:31.060
  • so what he wants to do,
  • 00:15:31.080 --> 00:15:34.080
  • while you're young --
  • 00:15:34.080 --> 00:15:35.100
  • Now, he's clever.
  • 00:15:35.160 --> 00:15:38.160
  • The enemy is crafty,
  • 00:15:38.160 --> 00:15:40.190
  • so he's not gonna come
  • 00:15:40.190 --> 00:15:43.020
  • at Jake with a chain,
  • 00:15:45.220 --> 00:15:48.220
  • 'cause if he comes
  • 00:15:48.220 --> 00:15:49.080
  • at Jake with a chain,
  • 00:15:49.080 --> 00:15:50.240
  • Jake's gonna run.
  • 00:15:50.240 --> 00:15:53.150
  • Right?
  • 00:15:53.150 --> 00:15:56.100
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:15:56.100 --> 00:15:56.200
  • So he comes --
  • 00:15:56.200 --> 00:15:58.110
  • I'm helping somebody today,
  • 00:15:58.110 --> 00:15:59.160
  • I feel it in my bones --
  • 00:15:59.160 --> 00:16:01.070
  • with a choice.
  • 00:16:02.120 --> 00:16:05.120
  • He wants to lock you in
  • 00:16:05.120 --> 00:16:08.060
  • to thinking, believing,
  • 00:16:09.260 --> 00:16:12.260
  • and insecurities early.
  • 00:16:12.260 --> 00:16:15.240
  • So now, later in your life
  • 00:16:15.240 --> 00:16:18.070
  • when you decide
  • 00:16:18.070 --> 00:16:18.200
  • to pursue a mission --
  • 00:16:18.200 --> 00:16:20.100
  • go ahead and try
  • 00:16:20.100 --> 00:16:20.280
  • to pursue a mission.
  • 00:16:20.280 --> 00:16:23.040
  • Nope.
  • 00:16:23.220 --> 00:16:26.220
  • 'Cause I got you.
  • 00:16:26.220 --> 00:16:29.070
  • And later in life,
  • 00:16:29.070 --> 00:16:30.210
  • let's say he plants
  • 00:16:30.210 --> 00:16:32.140
  • a sexual addiction
  • 00:16:32.140 --> 00:16:34.090
  • in your mind at an early age,
  • 00:16:34.090 --> 00:16:36.070
  • and then you get a wife,
  • 00:16:36.070 --> 00:16:37.190
  • and now you want
  • 00:16:37.190 --> 00:16:38.060
  • to love your wife,
  • 00:16:38.060 --> 00:16:39.080
  • and be a good man
  • 00:16:39.080 --> 00:16:40.200
  • and be intimate with your wife
  • 00:16:40.200 --> 00:16:42.010
  • in the way that God intended.
  • 00:16:42.010 --> 00:16:43.270
  • But see, you move
  • 00:16:43.270 --> 00:16:44.290
  • toward intimacy --
  • 00:16:44.290 --> 00:16:45.260
  • Go!
  • 00:16:46.150 --> 00:16:49.150
  • But I got you
  • 00:16:49.150 --> 00:16:51.040
  • with a choice
  • 00:16:51.040 --> 00:16:53.040
  • that became a habit,
  • 00:16:53.040 --> 00:16:55.050
  • that became automatic,
  • 00:16:55.050 --> 00:16:57.060
  • and now you can't treat
  • 00:16:57.060 --> 00:16:58.150
  • a woman like a woman,
  • 00:16:58.150 --> 00:17:00.070
  • you treat her like an object,
  • 00:17:00.070 --> 00:17:02.100
  • because I got you in chains.
  • 00:17:02.120 --> 00:17:05.120
  • Jake, you're bein'
  • 00:17:05.120 --> 00:17:05.290
  • real dramatic.
  • 00:17:05.290 --> 00:17:06.200
  • You don't have to jerk
  • 00:17:06.200 --> 00:17:07.130
  • that hard,
  • 00:17:07.130 --> 00:17:08.020
  • just stay right there.
  • 00:17:08.020 --> 00:17:09.280
  • He's got you in these chains.
  • 00:17:09.280 --> 00:17:12.180
  • So you want to make a change
  • 00:17:12.180 --> 00:17:14.240
  • in your life later,
  • 00:17:14.240 --> 00:17:16.020
  • but he got you
  • 00:17:16.020 --> 00:17:16.190
  • in chains so early,
  • 00:17:16.190 --> 00:17:18.200
  • and some of us spend decades
  • 00:17:18.200 --> 00:17:21.140
  • being dragged around
  • 00:17:21.140 --> 00:17:23.120
  • by the devil,
  • 00:17:23.120 --> 00:17:24.170
  • being dragged around
  • 00:17:24.170 --> 00:17:25.280
  • by decisions
  • 00:17:25.280 --> 00:17:27.090
  • that we made in our past,
  • 00:17:27.090 --> 00:17:30.060
  • that I've got news for you,
  • 00:17:30.060 --> 00:17:31.240
  • are already covered
  • 00:17:31.240 --> 00:17:33.110
  • by the blood of Jesus Christ!
  • 00:17:33.110 --> 00:17:35.280
  • And I read in my Bible,
  • 00:17:35.280 --> 00:17:38.040
  • "Whom the Son sets free
  • 00:17:38.040 --> 00:17:40.010
  • is free indeed."
  • 00:17:40.010 --> 00:17:41.220
  • It means I don't have to spend
  • 00:17:41.220 --> 00:17:43.220
  • the rest of my life
  • 00:17:43.220 --> 00:17:45.210
  • being dragged around
  • 00:17:45.210 --> 00:17:47.070
  • by the decisions of my past!
  • 00:17:47.070 --> 00:17:49.240
  • I don't have to stay
  • 00:17:49.240 --> 00:17:50.270
  • in these chains!
  • 00:17:50.270 --> 00:17:52.120
  • I know a name
  • 00:17:52.120 --> 00:17:54.010
  • that will break
  • 00:17:54.010 --> 00:17:54.170
  • I think we need to shout
  • 00:18:00.130 --> 00:18:01.070
  • on this word,
  • 00:18:01.070 --> 00:18:03.100
  • because some of us
  • 00:18:03.100 --> 00:18:04.130
  • are chained to mindsets,
  • 00:18:04.130 --> 00:18:06.150
  • and chained to scarcity,
  • 00:18:06.150 --> 00:18:08.200
  • and chained to panic,
  • 00:18:08.200 --> 00:18:10.190
  • and chained to our imaginations,
  • 00:18:10.190 --> 00:18:13.000
  • and chained to memories.
  • 00:18:13.000 --> 00:18:15.040
  • But I read in John that,
  • 00:18:15.040 --> 00:18:17.000
  • "Whom the Son sets free
  • 00:18:17.000 --> 00:18:18.260
  • is free indeed,"
  • 00:18:18.260 --> 00:18:21.040
  • and if you believe that,
  • 00:18:21.040 --> 00:18:22.210
  • Paul said I found
  • 00:18:32.260 --> 00:18:33.250
  • another chain!
  • 00:18:33.250 --> 00:18:36.040
  • This chain is called grace,
  • 00:18:37.050 --> 00:18:40.050
  • so let the devil know
  • 00:18:40.050 --> 00:18:42.250
  • I'm not chained
  • 00:18:42.250 --> 00:18:44.180
  • to these Roman guards,
  • 00:18:44.180 --> 00:18:45.220
  • I'm chained to grace!
  • 00:18:48.130 --> 00:18:51.130
  • That means I've found a love
  • 00:18:51.130 --> 00:18:54.120
  • that will not let me go,
  • 00:18:54.140 --> 00:18:57.140
  • even if I try to get away!
  • 00:18:57.140 --> 00:18:59.080
  • Go ahead, try to get away,
  • 00:18:59.080 --> 00:19:00.030
  • try to get away.
  • 00:19:00.030 --> 00:19:01.140
  • He won't let me go,
  • 00:19:01.140 --> 00:19:03.010
  • even if I try to run!
  • 00:19:03.010 --> 00:19:04.160
  • Try to run.
  • 00:19:04.160 --> 00:19:05.130
  • He won't let me go!
  • 00:19:05.130 --> 00:19:07.220
  • Pull as hard as you want
  • 00:19:07.220 --> 00:19:08.250
  • to pull, Jakey-Poo.
  • 00:19:08.250 --> 00:19:10.180
  • I might be old, but I lift,
  • 00:19:10.180 --> 00:19:13.090
  • and as long as I got you
  • 00:19:13.090 --> 00:19:15.010
  • in my grip,
  • 00:19:15.010 --> 00:19:16.040
  • you're not going anywhere!
  • 00:19:16.040 --> 00:19:18.140
  • "Whom the Son sets free
  • 00:19:18.140 --> 00:19:21.130
  • is free indeed!"
  • 00:19:21.260 --> 00:19:24.260
  • I'm chained to grace.
  • 00:19:35.000 --> 00:19:38.000
  • I'm no longer
  • 00:19:38.000 --> 00:19:38.210
  • I'm a child of God,
  • 00:19:45.010 --> 00:19:48.010
  • and I choose --
  • 00:19:48.210 --> 00:19:51.210
  • Everything I've been through,
  • 00:19:51.210 --> 00:19:52.230
  • even my shame,
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  • God's gonna use it to tell
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  • a greater story of grace.
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  • God's gonna use my chains
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  • to break somebody else's.
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  • My son won't have to go through
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  • what I went through.
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  • God's gonna use my chains
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  • to set somebody free.
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  • He's got you,
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  • and you get to make
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  • a choice today.
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  • Everybody in here
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  • is serving something.
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  • What do you want to serve?
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  • Who do you want to serve?
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  • Paul identified himself
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  • as a servant of Christ Jesus.
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  • What he meant was
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  • grace is a bigger chain
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  • than sin.
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  • And no matter
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  • what my decisions might say
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  • about me or indicate otherwise,
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  • You're gonna wander sometimes.
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  • Go on, wander off.
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  • Wander off, wander off.
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  • Come on, try hard.
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  • I got you.
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  • I got you.
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  • And grace is stronger.
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  • Heather, don't sue me
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  • if I break his wrists,
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  • it's for a good cause.
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  • [Laughter]
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  • I got you.
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  • I see in the Spirit God
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  • pulling on you today.
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  • You didn't even want to come
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  • to church today.
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  • Look at you,
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  • right here in church.
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  • You made so many dumb decisions,
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  • and today you're standing
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  • in the presence
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  • So it's your choice,
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  • worshipper.
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  • What will you choose?
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  • Paul made his choice.
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  • He said I'm gonna let God
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  • use these chains
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  • to declare His grace.
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  • And for everybody
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  • who's stuck in a situation
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  • that you can't change right now,
  • 00:22:07.230 --> 00:22:08.270
  • and sometimes
  • 00:22:08.270 --> 00:22:09.100
  • that situation is yourself,
  • 00:22:10.290 --> 00:22:13.290
  • I want you to make
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  • a decision, a choice,
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  • because choices?
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  • Choices become habits.
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  • Yeah.
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  • You choose to trust God
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  • in this season of your life,
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  • and you know what?
  • 00:22:29.210 --> 00:22:31.080
  • If you trust God a few times,
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  • guess what it becomes?
  • 00:22:33.100 --> 00:22:35.250
  • Automatic.
  • 00:22:35.250 --> 00:22:37.260
  • And now you find yourself
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  • leaning not on your own
  • 00:22:39.010 --> 00:22:40.040
  • understanding, but in all
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  • your ways and knowledge in Him,
  • 00:22:41.280 --> 00:22:44.280
  • and you realize the devil
  • 00:22:44.280 --> 00:22:46.130
  • has been lying to me
  • 00:22:46.130 --> 00:22:47.150
  • this whole time.
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  • I'm not a slave
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  • to what they said,
  • 00:22:49.230 --> 00:22:50.240
  • I'm not a slave
  • 00:22:50.240 --> 00:22:51.090
  • to what they did.
  • 00:22:51.090 --> 00:22:53.280
  • I am a child of God.
  • 00:22:53.280 --> 00:22:55.080
  • If anyone is in Christ,
  • 00:22:55.080 --> 00:22:57.160
  • he is a new creation.
  • 00:22:58.040 --> 00:23:01.060
  • - I want you to know today
  • 00:23:16.130 --> 00:23:17.140
  • that in Christ,
  • 00:23:17.140 --> 00:23:17.280
  • you are no longer a prisoner
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  • to your situation,
  • 00:23:19.190 --> 00:23:21.060
  • you are not a prisoner
  • 00:23:21.060 --> 00:23:22.030
  • to the opinions of others,
  • 00:23:22.030 --> 00:23:23.150
  • or the schemes of the enemy.
  • 00:23:23.150 --> 00:23:25.210
  • So, you have the freedom
  • 00:23:25.210 --> 00:23:26.270
  • in Christ to declare today,
  • 00:23:26.270 --> 00:23:28.020
  • I'm not a hostage.
  • 00:23:28.020 --> 00:23:29.200
  • God has given us
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  • an internal freedom
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  • that no one or no thing
  • 00:23:32.090 --> 00:23:33.280
  • can take away.
  • 00:23:33.280 --> 00:23:35.040
  • But, the key to receiving
  • 00:23:35.040 --> 00:23:36.230
  • and walking in this freedom
  • 00:23:36.230 --> 00:23:38.070
  • is not for things
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  • around you to change,
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  • it's for your
  • 00:23:40.140 --> 00:23:41.020
  • perspective to shift.
  • 00:23:41.020 --> 00:23:42.140
  • You can't always control
  • 00:23:42.140 --> 00:23:43.230
  • what happens to you,
  • 00:23:43.230 --> 00:23:44.200
  • but you can always choose
  • 00:23:44.200 --> 00:23:46.020
  • your response.
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  • It's simple, but it's true,
  • 00:23:46.270 --> 00:23:48.150
  • and we have
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  • a brand new resource,
  • 00:23:48.260 --> 00:23:49.280
  • a series to help you to walk
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  • in this reality.
  • 00:23:52.020 --> 00:23:53.010
  • It's called, "Not a Hostage."
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  • I love the title,
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  • it has attitude on it.
  • 00:23:55.110 --> 00:23:56.060
  • It's something
  • 00:23:56.060 --> 00:23:56.240
  • you can say to the devil.
  • 00:23:56.240 --> 00:23:57.280
  • It's something
  • 00:23:57.280 --> 00:23:58.100
  • you can remind yourself,
  • 00:23:58.100 --> 00:23:59.030
  • I'm not a hostage.
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  • We're gonna give you
  • 00:24:00.280 --> 00:24:01.220
  • four keys to real freedom
  • 00:24:01.220 --> 00:24:03.030
  • in any situation.
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  • So, get out your phone,
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  • go online, call the number
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  • on the screen.
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  • Tell 'em, I want a copy
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  • of "Not a Hostage."
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  • This series is available
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  • for your gift of any amount
  • 00:24:12.200 --> 00:24:14.060
  • to the ministry.
  • 00:24:14.060 --> 00:24:15.170
  • And remember,
  • 00:24:15.170 --> 00:24:16.070
  • just because you feel stuck
  • 00:24:16.070 --> 00:24:17.230
  • or might be in a tight place
  • 00:24:17.230 --> 00:24:19.140
  • right now doesn't make you
  • 00:24:19.140 --> 00:24:21.000
  • a prisoner to it
  • 00:24:21.000 --> 00:24:22.030
  • or your feelings.
  • 00:24:22.030 --> 00:24:23.100
  • You have the ability
  • 00:24:23.100 --> 00:24:24.050
  • right now to take action
  • 00:24:24.050 --> 00:24:25.140
  • and experience freedom.
  • 00:24:25.140 --> 00:24:27.100
  • I can't wait to get
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  • this series to you.
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  • Just call or go online
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  • right now,
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  • and here are some more details.
  • 00:24:31.020 --> 00:24:32.200
  • - I want you to see
  • 00:24:34.060 --> 00:24:34.280
  • how today's choices
  • 00:24:34.280 --> 00:24:37.070
  • become tomorrow's chains.
  • 00:24:37.070 --> 00:24:39.250
  • Choices don't stay choices,
  • 00:24:40.180 --> 00:24:43.180
  • they become habits.
  • 00:24:43.180 --> 00:24:46.020
  • It's just a little thing,
  • 00:24:46.020 --> 00:24:46.280
  • but then it becomes a habit,
  • 00:24:46.280 --> 00:24:48.000
  • and now when you keep doin' it,
  • 00:24:48.000 --> 00:24:50.130
  • and now it's automatic.
  • 00:24:50.130 --> 00:24:53.110
  • You don't even choose anymore!
  • 00:24:53.110 --> 00:24:55.270
  • Now it's the default setting!
  • 00:24:55.270 --> 00:24:58.050
  • And before long,
  • 00:24:58.050 --> 00:24:59.210
  • it's not just what I do,
  • 00:24:59.210 --> 00:25:01.050
  • it becomes my identity,
  • 00:25:01.050 --> 00:25:03.170
  • and now it's who I am.
  • 00:25:03.170 --> 00:25:05.060
  • I'm a child of God,
  • 00:25:05.060 --> 00:25:06.040
  • but I feel like a slave to sin.
  • 00:25:06.040 --> 00:25:08.100
  • And you don't want
  • 00:25:08.100 --> 00:25:08.280
  • to do it anymore,
  • 00:25:08.280 --> 00:25:10.130
  • but you think it's who you are
  • 00:25:10.130 --> 00:25:11.260
  • and it's your nature.
  • 00:25:11.260 --> 00:25:14.060
  • Some of us have spent decades
  • 00:25:14.060 --> 00:25:16.290
  • being dragged around
  • 00:25:16.290 --> 00:25:18.200
  • by the decisions
  • 00:25:18.200 --> 00:25:19.240
  • that we made in our past
  • 00:25:19.240 --> 00:25:22.040
  • that are already covered
  • 00:25:22.040 --> 00:25:24.060
  • by the blood of Jesus Christ!
  • 00:25:24.060 --> 00:25:26.180
  • I don't have to spend
  • 00:25:26.180 --> 00:25:28.070
  • the rest of my life
  • 00:25:28.070 --> 00:25:30.000
  • being dragged around!
  • 00:25:30.000 --> 00:25:31.200
  • I don't have to stay
  • 00:25:31.200 --> 00:25:33.000
  • in these chains!
  • 00:25:33.000 --> 00:25:34.100
  • I know a name
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  • - ANNOUNCER: It's time to stop
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  • seeing yourself
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  • as a prisoner and realize
  • 00:25:42.020 --> 00:25:43.130
  • that you are not a hostage.
  • 00:25:43.130 --> 00:25:45.180
  • The key to your freedom
  • 00:25:45.180 --> 00:25:47.020
  • is your perspective.
  • 00:25:47.020 --> 00:25:48.230
  • While you can't control
  • 00:25:48.230 --> 00:25:49.190
  • what happens to you,
  • 00:25:49.190 --> 00:25:51.030
  • you have the ability
  • 00:25:51.030 --> 00:25:52.070
  • to choose how you respond.
  • 00:25:52.070 --> 00:25:54.220
  • Call or go online today
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  • to get your copy
  • 00:25:56.160 --> 00:25:57.170
  • of "Not a Hostage,"
  • 00:25:57.170 --> 00:25:59.020
  • and discover the four keys
  • 00:25:59.020 --> 00:26:00.130
  • to real freedom
  • 00:26:00.130 --> 00:26:01.140
  • - When my mind says
  • 00:26:06.030 --> 00:26:07.180
  • I'm not good enough
  • 00:26:07.180 --> 00:26:10.170
  • God, You're enough
  • 00:26:10.170 --> 00:26:12.250
  • For me, yeah
  • 00:26:12.250 --> 00:26:15.060
  • I've decided
  • 00:26:15.060 --> 00:26:16.270
  • I'm not giving up
  • 00:26:16.270 --> 00:26:19.250
  • 'Cause You won't
  • 00:26:19.250 --> 00:26:20.170
  • Give up on me
  • 00:26:20.170 --> 00:26:22.050
  • You won't give up on me
  • 00:26:22.050 --> 00:26:24.230
  • Your love is holding on
  • 00:26:24.230 --> 00:26:26.110
  • And it won't let go
  • 00:26:26.110 --> 00:26:29.080
  • I feel it breaking out
  • 00:26:29.080 --> 00:26:31.110
  • Like an echo
  • 00:26:31.110 --> 00:26:33.250
  • Your love is holding on
  • 00:26:33.250 --> 00:26:35.180
  • And it won't let go
  • 00:26:35.180 --> 00:26:38.160
  • I feel it breaking out
  • 00:26:38.160 --> 00:26:40.140
  • Like an echo
  • 00:26:40.140 --> 00:26:42.040
  • Echo in my soul
  • 00:26:44.280 --> 00:26:47.280
  • Soul
  • 00:26:50.160 --> 00:26:53.160
  • In every season
  • 00:26:53.160 --> 00:26:55.220
  • You keep repeating
  • 00:26:55.220 --> 00:26:58.030
  • Promises to me
  • 00:26:59.210 --> 00:27:02.230
  • Now there's no stopping
  • 00:27:02.230 --> 00:27:05.030
  • What You have started
  • 00:27:05.030 --> 00:27:07.080
  • Until it is complete
  • 00:27:07.270 --> 00:27:10.270
  • When my mind says
  • 00:27:10.270 --> 00:27:12.140
  • I'm not good enough
  • 00:27:12.140 --> 00:27:15.060
  • God, You're enough
  • 00:27:15.060 --> 00:27:17.120
  • For me, yeah
  • 00:27:17.120 --> 00:27:19.230
  • I've decided
  • 00:27:19.230 --> 00:27:21.220
  • I'm not giving up
  • 00:27:21.220 --> 00:27:24.130
  • 'Cause You won't
  • 00:27:24.130 --> 00:27:25.020
  • Give up on me
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