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Focus On The Fruit Part 2

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September 15, 2020
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Pastor Steven Furtick teaches us to let go of what we’ve known to step into what God has next.

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Focus On The Fruit Part 2

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  • than just a TV episode,
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  • with a growing community
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  • of believers
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  • all over the world.
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  • in the community of people
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  • tuning in, just like yourself.
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  • Join us online this weekend
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  • - The fruit
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  • - The fruitof the spirit is joy.
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  • of the spirit is joy.The fruit of the spirit is joy,
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  • The fruit of the spirit is joy,but the root of the spirit
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  • but the root of the spiritis priorities.
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  • is priorities.What you are planted in.
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  • What you are planted in.What matters to me.
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  • What matters to me.This is Paul's message.
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  • This is Paul's message.He's writing back to the church
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  • He's writing back to the churchthat he founded in Philippi.
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  • that he founded in Philippi.He led that purple cloth dealer,
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  • He led that purple cloth dealer,Lydia, to the Lord
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  • Lydia, to the Lordand the city was never the same.
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  • and the city was never the same.He got locked up with Silas
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  • He got locked up with Silasin prison in Philippi
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  • in prison in Philippifor preaching the gospel.
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  • for preaching the gospel.Remember that story?
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  • Remember that story?Most people don't know
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  • Most people don't knowthat he is writing a letter
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  • that he is writing a letterto the same people
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  • to the same peoplewho only have a church
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  • who only have a churchin their city
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  • in their citybecause Paul
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  • because Paulwas thrown in prison.
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  • was thrown in prison.Did you hear me?
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  • Did you hear me?The only reason
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  • The only reasonthere is a book of Philippians
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  • there is a book of Philippiansis because Paul
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  • is because Paulwas thrown in prison.
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  • was thrown in prison.The only reason that he writes:
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  • The only reason that he writes:"I can do all things
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  • "I can do all thingsthrough Christ
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  • through Christwho strengthens me,"
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  • who strengthens me,"Philippians 4:13, "Now unto Him
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  • Philippians 4:13, "Now unto Himwho is able to do..."
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  • who is able to do..."Wait, no.
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  • Wait, no.That's Ephesians 3:20.
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  • That's Ephesians 3:20.Philippians 4:19,
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  • Philippians 4:19,"Able to do immeas..."
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  • "Able to do immeas..."No.
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  • No.That's Ephesians 3:22.
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  • That's Ephesians 3:22.What's the one
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  • What's the onein Philippians 4:19?
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  • in Philippians 4:19?No, no.
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  • No, no.4:13 is I can do all things.
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  • 4:13 is I can do all things.Uh, Philippians 4:19 --
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  • Uh, Philippians 4:19 --19 -- 19.
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  • 19 -- 19.I want that.
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  • I want that.I want 4:19.
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  • I want 4:19.- CONGREGATION: "For I know..."
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  • - CONGREGATION: "For I know..."- For I know what?
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  • - For I know what?- CONGREGATION: My God
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  • - CONGREGATION: My Godwill meet all your...
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  • will meet all your...- That through your prayers
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  • - That through your prayersand God's provision --
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  • and God's provision --No.
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  • No.Verse 19 says,
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  • Verse 19 says,"My God will supply
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  • "My God will supplyall your needs."
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  • all your needs."But yet, Paul is saying
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  • But yet, Paul is saying"I don't know how this ends."
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  • "I don't know how this ends."But yet He's saying,
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  • But yet He's saying,"My God will supply
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  • "My God will supplyall my needs.
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  • all my needs.But I don't need to know
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  • But I don't need to knowhow it ends to know
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  • how it ends to knowthat I'm going to see
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  • that I'm going to seethe glory of God
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  • the glory of Godin the middle of it."
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  • in the middle of it."[Applause]
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  • [Applause]Some things,
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  • Some things,I don't need to know.
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  • I don't need to know.I don't need to know.
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  • I don't need to know.That is why I am encouraging you
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  • That is why I am encouraging youto limit your intake
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  • to limit your intakeof the news.
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  • of the news.You do not need to know
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  • You do not need to knoweverything up to the minute.
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  • everything up to the minute.Amen?
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  • Amen?You do not need to know
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  • You do not need to knowthe things
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  • the thingsthat you cannot
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  • that you cannotdirectly affect.
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  • directly affect.You do not need to know
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  • You do not need to knowall the details
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  • all the detailsto take your next step.
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  • to take your next step.Just ask Abraham.
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  • Just ask Abraham.You do not have to know
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  • You do not have to knowthe ten-year plan for your life
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  • the ten-year plan for your lifeto give God your best today.
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  • to give God your best today.You do not have to know how long
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  • You do not have to know how longuntil there is a vaccine
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  • until there is a vaccinefor a virus to praise God
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  • for a virus to praise Godand worship God for the life
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  • and worship God for the lifethat He has given you
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  • that He has given youin this moment.
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  • in this moment.Releasing my need to know
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  • Releasing my need to knowis the hardest thing,
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  • is the hardest thing,'cause I thought that
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  • 'cause I thought thatinformation was the key,
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  • information was the key,but yet Paul says
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  • but yet Paul saysthere is a confidence
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  • there is a confidencethat goes beneath knowledge.
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  • that goes beneath knowledge.Let me sit back down
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  • Let me sit back downbecause I got more to say
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  • because I got more to sayabout this.
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  • about this.In fact, I haven't even started
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  • In fact, I haven't even startedmy sermon yet.
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  • my sermon yet.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]Paul said,
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  • Paul said,"Because of my chains,
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  • "Because of my chains,most of the brothers
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  • most of the brothersand sisters," verse 14,
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  • and sisters," verse 14,"have become confident
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  • "have become confidentin the Lord
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  • in the Lordand dare all the more."
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  • and dare all the more.""I'm gonna praise Him
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  • "I'm gonna praise Himall the more.
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  • all the more.Oh, thank you, devil,
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  • Oh, thank you, devil,for challenging my faith.
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  • for challenging my faith.It's gonna make me
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  • It's gonna make memore grateful.
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  • more grateful.Oh, thank You, Lord,
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  • Oh, thank You, Lord,for pruning my branches.
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  • for pruning my branches.It's only gonna make me
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  • It's only gonna make memore fruitful.
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  • more fruitful.More fruit.
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  • More fruit.More fruit.
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  • More fruit.I don't know who it's for,
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  • I don't know who it's for,but you're gonna have
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  • but you're gonna havemore fruit.
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  • more fruit.Even if you got a little less
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  • Even if you got a little lessmoney right now,
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  • money right now,I'm gonna bear more fruit.
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  • I'm gonna bear more fruit.Somebody say, "more fruit."
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  • Somebody say, "more fruit."Come on.
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  • Come on.Bring L.B. back next week.
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  • Bring L.B. back next week.I need some help out here.
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  • I need some help out here.More fruit.
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  • More fruit.More fruit.
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  • More fruit.In the chat.
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  • In the chat."More fruit."
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  • "More fruit."Say it out of your mouth.
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  • Say it out of your mouth."More fruit because my roots
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  • "More fruit because my rootsare going deeper,
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  • are going deeper,because I'm humble
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  • because I'm humbleand I'm open, and where
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  • and I'm open, and whereI am not a closed system,
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  • I am not a closed system,God can sew the seed of His word
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  • God can sew the seed of His wordand bring forth something
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  • and bring forth somethingthat my mind
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  • that my mindcan never conceive."
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  • can never conceive.""Now it is true,"
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  • "Now it is true,"verse 15, "that some
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  • verse 15, "that somepreach Christ
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  • preach Christout of envy and rivalry,
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  • out of envy and rivalry,but others out of goodwill.
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  • but others out of goodwill.The latter do so out of love."
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  • The latter do so out of love."This is all the stuff
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  • This is all the stuffPaul can't control.
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  • Paul can't control.He's like "Yeah, some people
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  • He's like "Yeah, some peopleare talking about me.
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  • are talking about me.Yeah, there's some idiots
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  • Yeah, there's some idiotsout here.
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  • out here.Yeah, I got trolls too.
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  • Yeah, I got trolls too.Yeah, I just block them
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  • Yeah, I just block themand move on."
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  • and move on."Isn't it crazy
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  • Isn't it crazyhow you just focus
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  • how you just focuson the one thing
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  • on the one thingthat's against you?
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  • that's against you?Do you do this too, or...?
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  • Do you do this too, or...?Okay.
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  • Okay.Pray for me.
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  • Pray for me.This is what I do.
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  • This is what I do.I focus --
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  • I focus --I could have 1.000 people
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  • I could have 1.000 peoplesay something nice to me.
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  • say something nice to me.One person say
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  • One person saysomething nasty...
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  • something nasty...and I will snuggle up to nasty.
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  • and I will snuggle up to nasty.What am I doing?
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  • What am I doing?I'm being immature.
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  • I'm being immature.That's immature.
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  • That's immature.It means I'm not rooted enough
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  • It means I'm not rooted enoughyet in love to know that
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  • yet in love to know thatGod is for me
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  • God is for mewho can be against me.
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  • who can be against me.Paul knew that.
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  • Paul knew that.He knew that.
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  • He knew that.He actually wrote that.
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  • He actually wrote that."If God is for me,
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  • "If God is for me,who can be against me."
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  • who can be against me."[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]So, he knew it.
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  • So, he knew it.He wrote it.
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  • He wrote it.He said it.
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  • He said it.It came from within him.
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  • It came from within him.He knew it 'cause
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  • He knew it 'causeit came from within.
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  • it came from within.I almost called
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  • I almost calledthis message, Holly --
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  • this message, Holly --She hates when I do this.
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  • She hates when I do this.She says "Just give it
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  • She says "Just give itone title.
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  • one title.Don't give it
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  • Don't give itthe alternate titles."
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  • the alternate titles."But here's the alternate title
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  • But here's the alternate titlefor this message.
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  • for this message.Prison Sentence.
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  • Prison Sentence.Prison Sentence.
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  • Prison Sentence.Because we hang up
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  • Because we hang upPhilippians 4:13 in a wait room.
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  • Philippians 4:13 in a wait room."I can do all things
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  • "I can do all thingsthrough Christ
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  • through Christwho strengthens me."
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  • who strengthens me."Paul wrote that sentence
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  • Paul wrote that sentencein a prison.
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  • in a prison.Prison sentence.
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  • Prison sentence.I wanted to know
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  • I wanted to knowwhat's gonna come forth
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  • what's gonna come forthout of your life in this season
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  • out of your life in this seasonof frustration.
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  • of frustration.Prison sentence.
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  • Prison sentence.I could do a whole series
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  • I could do a whole serieson prison sentences.
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  • on prison sentences.It has a double meaning.
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  • It has a double meaning."I don't know how long
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  • "I don't know how longI'm gonna be here,
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  • I'm gonna be here,but I'm gonna bear
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  • but I'm gonna bearsome fruit while I do.
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  • some fruit while I do.I am like a tree planted
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  • I am like a tree plantedby the streams of water.
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  • by the streams of water.I don't know how long,
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  • I don't know how long,but I know how high,
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  • but I know how high,how wide, how deep,
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  • how wide, how deep,how unsearchable
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  • how unsearchableis the love of Christ.
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  • is the love of Christ.I know that it is beyond
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  • I know that it is beyondmy comprehension.
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  • my comprehension.I do not know,
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  • I do not know,but I know there's more fruit,
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  • but I know there's more fruit,more favor, more faith.
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  • more favor, more faith.So, he said, "I'm gonna ignore
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  • So, he said, "I'm gonna ignorewhat I can't control.
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  • what I can't control.I'm going to ignore
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  • I'm going to ignorewhat I can control."
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  • what I can control.""Yeah.
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  • "Yeah.But Paul,
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  • But Paul,don't you need to be informed?"
  • 00:07:13.852 --> 00:07:14.986
  • don't you need to be informed?"You think you get informed
  • 00:07:14.986 --> 00:07:20.892
  • You think you get informedby watching the news?
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  • by watching the news?You think you get informed
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  • You think you get informedby receiving
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  • by receivingfragmented information?
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  • fragmented information?No, no, no.
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  • No, no, no.Paul said,
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  • Paul said,"Focus on the fruit.
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  • "Focus on the fruit.The fruit."
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  • The fruit."You will know
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  • You will knowthe tree by its fruit.
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  • the tree by its fruit.We should step all the way back
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  • We should step all the way backreal quick before we get
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  • real quick before we getto this really good part
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  • to this really good partof the passage.
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  • of the passage.I still haven't gotten
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  • I still haven't gottento the good part.
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  • to the good part.Man, I just feel like
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  • Man, I just feel likeI know something
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  • I know somethingthat you don't know yet
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  • that you don't know yetand I can't wait to show you.
  • 00:07:48.186 --> 00:07:48.587
  • and I can't wait to show you.But I know
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  • But I knowthat you don't know yet.
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  • that you don't know yet.It's so good.
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  • It's so good.It's so good.
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  • It's so good.But for now, let's go back
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  • But for now, let's go backa couple thousand years
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  • a couple thousand yearsreal quick.
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  • real quick.Let's go back to normal.
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  • Let's go back to normal.Okay?
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  • Okay?Everybody wants to get back
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  • Everybody wants to get backto normal.
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  • to normal.Let's get back to normal
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  • Let's get back to normalfor a minute.
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  • for a minute.Adam and Eve are naked
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  • Adam and Eve are nakedin a garden
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  • in a gardenand they can eat
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  • and they can eatanything they want.
  • 00:08:08.340 --> 00:08:08.840
  • anything they want.And they don't have
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  • And they don't haveto Uber Eats it, DoorDash it.
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  • to Uber Eats it, DoorDash it.It's just there
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  • It's just thereand that was normal.
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  • and that was normal.It was normal.
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  • It was normal.Some of us are so used
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  • Some of us are so usedto scarcity that abundance
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  • to scarcity that abundancedoesn't even feel normal to us.
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  • doesn't even feel normal to us.And when God brings it,
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  • And when God brings it,we reject it
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  • we reject itbecause we've never
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  • because we've neverknown it before.
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  • known it before.Deeper, God will send someone
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  • Deeper, God will send someoneto love us.
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  • to love us.But if they love us too much,
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  • But if they love us too much,we will push them away
  • 00:08:34.032 --> 00:08:34.933
  • we will push them awaybecause we are not used
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  • because we are not usedto receiving fully.
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  • to receiving fully.And so, we do what Adam
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  • And so, we do what Adamand Eve did.
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  • and Eve did.Do you remember
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  • Do you rememberwhat they called
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  • what they calledthe tree of the --
  • 00:08:43.074 --> 00:08:44.276
  • the tree of the --Remember, Abbey?
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  • Remember, Abbey?The tree of the knowledge
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  • The tree of the knowledgeof good and evil.
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  • of good and evil.Of the knowledge.
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  • Of the knowledge.Of the knowledge.
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  • Of the knowledge.And do you remember
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  • And do you rememberwhat the snake told Eve?
  • 00:08:55.921 --> 00:08:58.189
  • what the snake told Eve?He said, "If you eat it,
  • 00:08:58.189 --> 00:08:59.758
  • He said, "If you eat it,you'll be like God
  • 00:08:59.758 --> 00:09:00.825
  • you'll be like Godknowing the difference
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  • knowing the differencebetween good and evil."
  • 00:09:03.461 --> 00:09:04.029
  • between good and evil."Y'all, they didn't get
  • 00:09:04.029 --> 00:09:05.196
  • Y'all, they didn't getin trouble because God
  • 00:09:05.196 --> 00:09:09.034
  • in trouble because Goddidn't like apples.
  • 00:09:09.034 --> 00:09:09.801
  • didn't like apples.They got in trouble
  • 00:09:09.801 --> 00:09:13.538
  • They got in troublebecause they lost focus
  • 00:09:13.538 --> 00:09:14.706
  • because they lost focusof all the things God
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  • of all the things Godhad given them to eat.
  • 00:09:17.475 --> 00:09:18.743
  • had given them to eat.Of all the choices
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  • Of all the choicesthat God has given us.
  • 00:09:19.744 --> 00:09:20.946
  • that God has given us.Like, we have a choice
  • 00:09:20.946 --> 00:09:21.913
  • Like, we have a choicehow we spend this time.
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  • how we spend this time.You made a good one today.
  • 00:09:23.281 --> 00:09:24.149
  • You made a good one today.You know all the crap
  • 00:09:24.149 --> 00:09:24.916
  • You know all the crapyou could be watching
  • 00:09:24.916 --> 00:09:25.750
  • you could be watchingon YouTube,
  • 00:09:25.750 --> 00:09:26.751
  • on YouTube,and you're in church.
  • 00:09:26.751 --> 00:09:29.554
  • and you're in church.Give yourself a clap hand emoji.
  • 00:09:29.554 --> 00:09:31.990
  • Give yourself a clap hand emoji.Just right now just to thank God
  • 00:09:31.990 --> 00:09:34.492
  • Just right now just to thank GodI made a good choice today,
  • 00:09:34.492 --> 00:09:36.161
  • I made a good choice today,a quality choice today.
  • 00:09:36.161 --> 00:09:37.295
  • a quality choice today.I'm gonna plant myself
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  • I'm gonna plant myselfby streams of water this week.
  • 00:09:39.898 --> 00:09:41.399
  • by streams of water this week.Not by stagnant ponds
  • 00:09:41.399 --> 00:09:42.901
  • Not by stagnant pondsof misinformation
  • 00:09:42.901 --> 00:09:44.669
  • of misinformationand speculation.
  • 00:09:44.669 --> 00:09:45.337
  • and speculation.So, I'm gonna plant
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  • So, I'm gonna plantmyself today.
  • 00:09:46.204 --> 00:09:48.473
  • myself today.I'm getting my roots right.
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  • I'm getting my roots right.That's what Holly said to me.
  • 00:09:49.674 --> 00:09:50.141
  • That's what Holly said to me.She was going
  • 00:09:50.141 --> 00:09:51.676
  • She was goingto the beauty shop.
  • 00:09:51.676 --> 00:09:52.544
  • to the beauty shop.Remember Beauty Shop?
  • 00:09:52.544 --> 00:09:52.944
  • Remember Beauty Shop?She said,
  • 00:09:52.944 --> 00:09:54.813
  • She said,"I'ma get my roots right."
  • 00:09:54.813 --> 00:09:55.480
  • "I'ma get my roots right."Put it in the chat.
  • 00:09:55.480 --> 00:09:56.648
  • Put it in the chat."I'm getting my roots right.
  • 00:09:56.648 --> 00:09:57.616
  • "I'm getting my roots right.That's what I'm doing today.
  • 00:09:57.616 --> 00:10:00.352
  • That's what I'm doing today.I'm getting my roots right.
  • 00:10:00.352 --> 00:10:02.287
  • I'm getting my roots right.I'm getting my roots right.
  • 00:10:02.287 --> 00:10:04.022
  • I'm getting my roots right.I'm getting my mind right.
  • 00:10:04.022 --> 00:10:04.356
  • I'm getting my mind right.I'm getting
  • 00:10:04.356 --> 00:10:05.890
  • I'm gettingmy belief system right.
  • 00:10:05.890 --> 00:10:08.226
  • my belief system right.I'm getting my priorities right.
  • 00:10:08.226 --> 00:10:08.693
  • I'm getting my priorities right.I'm finding out
  • 00:10:08.693 --> 00:10:10.562
  • I'm finding outwhat really matters right now.
  • 00:10:10.562 --> 00:10:11.363
  • what really matters right now.I'm gonna do it
  • 00:10:11.363 --> 00:10:13.665
  • I'm gonna do itin this prison cell.
  • 00:10:13.665 --> 00:10:14.966
  • in this prison cell.I'm gonna see something.
  • 00:10:14.966 --> 00:10:16.167
  • I'm gonna see something.God's gonna show me something.
  • 00:10:16.167 --> 00:10:18.203
  • God's gonna show me something.The gospel is going to advance
  • 00:10:18.203 --> 00:10:19.838
  • The gospel is going to advancethrough this season.
  • 00:10:19.838 --> 00:10:22.641
  • through this season.We're getting our roots right."
  • 00:10:22.641 --> 00:10:24.843
  • We're getting our roots right."And yet Adam and Eve,
  • 00:10:24.843 --> 00:10:26.811
  • And yet Adam and Eve,they wanted to know.
  • 00:10:26.811 --> 00:10:28.213
  • they wanted to know.They wanted to be God.
  • 00:10:28.213 --> 00:10:29.781
  • They wanted to be God.They wanted to know.
  • 00:10:29.781 --> 00:10:31.282
  • They wanted to know.They wanted to be God.
  • 00:10:31.282 --> 00:10:34.285
  • They wanted to be God.Our need to know is what
  • 00:10:34.285 --> 00:10:36.755
  • Our need to know is whatkeeps us from receiving.
  • 00:10:36.755 --> 00:10:38.123
  • - That's what was so bad
  • 00:10:42.794 --> 00:10:45.330
  • - That's what was so badabout that tree.
  • 00:10:45.330 --> 00:10:46.031
  • about that tree.Nobody even knows
  • 00:10:46.031 --> 00:10:48.667
  • Nobody even knowswhat fruit they ate.
  • 00:10:48.667 --> 00:10:50.769
  • what fruit they ate.I hope it was delicious,
  • 00:10:50.769 --> 00:10:53.271
  • I hope it was delicious,'cause it really was expensive.
  • 00:10:53.271 --> 00:10:54.606
  • 'cause it really was expensive.Eve had to put her clothes
  • 00:10:54.606 --> 00:10:55.440
  • Eve had to put her clothesback on.
  • 00:10:55.440 --> 00:10:56.207
  • back on.Just imagine, Chris,
  • 00:10:56.207 --> 00:10:58.877
  • Just imagine, Chris,how it could've been.
  • 00:10:58.877 --> 00:11:00.078
  • how it could've been.I called this message --
  • 00:11:00.078 --> 00:11:01.579
  • I called this message --option number three --
  • 00:11:01.579 --> 00:11:04.582
  • option number three --When Naked Was Normal.
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  • When Naked Was Normal.Adam and Eve just walking
  • 00:11:05.483 --> 00:11:07.552
  • Adam and Eve just walkingaround nothing to hide.
  • 00:11:07.552 --> 00:11:08.253
  • around nothing to hide."It is what it is.
  • 00:11:08.253 --> 00:11:09.020
  • "It is what it is.We are who we are.
  • 00:11:09.020 --> 00:11:09.921
  • We are who we are.We're loved by God.
  • 00:11:09.921 --> 00:11:10.455
  • We're loved by God.We walk with him
  • 00:11:10.455 --> 00:11:12.157
  • We walk with himin the cool of the evening.
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  • in the cool of the evening.We just take pluck what we want.
  • 00:11:14.059 --> 00:11:14.859
  • We just take pluck what we want.Just any time we want.
  • 00:11:14.859 --> 00:11:16.561
  • Just any time we want.Just, you know,
  • 00:11:16.561 --> 00:11:18.830
  • Just, you know,naked was normal.
  • 00:11:18.830 --> 00:11:19.864
  • naked was normal.Didn't have to hide behind
  • 00:11:19.864 --> 00:11:22.167
  • Didn't have to hide behindfig leaves.
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  • fig leaves.Didn't have to create
  • 00:11:22.701 --> 00:11:23.468
  • Didn't have to createa covering.
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  • a covering.Didn't have to create
  • 00:11:23.968 --> 00:11:24.703
  • Didn't have to createa persona.
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  • a persona.Didn't have to create
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  • Didn't have to createa pretension of good behavior
  • 00:11:27.605 --> 00:11:28.573
  • a pretension of good behaviorand pretend to be somebody
  • 00:11:28.573 --> 00:11:29.507
  • and pretend to be somebodythat you're not.
  • 00:11:29.507 --> 00:11:30.909
  • that you're not.Didn't have to bear
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  • Didn't have to bearsomebody else's fruit
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  • somebody else's fruitwith plastic
  • 00:11:33.211 --> 00:11:34.479
  • with plasticso you could be impressive
  • 00:11:34.479 --> 00:11:35.947
  • so you could be impressiveto get people to like you.
  • 00:11:35.947 --> 00:11:37.115
  • to get people to like you.Just walking around
  • 00:11:37.115 --> 00:11:38.349
  • Just walking around"'Cause God made me,
  • 00:11:38.349 --> 00:11:40.318
  • "'Cause God made me,because God breathed in me.
  • 00:11:40.318 --> 00:11:42.954
  • because God breathed in me.Because I am who God says I am."
  • 00:11:42.954 --> 00:11:43.922
  • Because I am who God says I am."[Applause]
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  • [Applause]When naked was normal.
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  • When naked was normal.When naked was normal.
  • 00:11:49.294 --> 00:11:50.195
  • When naked was normal.But now it's more normal
  • 00:11:50.195 --> 00:11:53.898
  • But now it's more normalfor us to hide.
  • 00:11:53.898 --> 00:11:54.799
  • for us to hide.It's more normal for us
  • 00:11:54.799 --> 00:11:59.904
  • It's more normal for usto hide, cover ourselves,
  • 00:11:59.904 --> 00:12:02.941
  • to hide, cover ourselves,compare ourselves.
  • 00:12:02.941 --> 00:12:04.776
  • compare ourselves.The first thing God asked Adam
  • 00:12:04.776 --> 00:12:05.944
  • The first thing God asked Adamis the thing I wanna ask you
  • 00:12:05.944 --> 00:12:08.346
  • is the thing I wanna ask youtoday when Adam felt
  • 00:12:08.346 --> 00:12:09.080
  • today when Adam feltthe shame --
  • 00:12:09.080 --> 00:12:09.481
  • the shame --Remember, shame
  • 00:12:09.481 --> 00:12:10.615
  • Remember, shameis what makes you cover.
  • 00:12:10.615 --> 00:12:11.883
  • is what makes you cover.Shame is what makes you shrink.
  • 00:12:11.883 --> 00:12:12.751
  • Shame is what makes you shrink.Shame is what makes you
  • 00:12:12.751 --> 00:12:13.518
  • Shame is what makes youpull back.
  • 00:12:13.518 --> 00:12:14.886
  • pull back.Shame is what makes you believe
  • 00:12:14.886 --> 00:12:16.121
  • Shame is what makes you believe"Well, maybe I better not try."
  • 00:12:16.121 --> 00:12:17.522
  • "Well, maybe I better not try."Shame is what makes you start
  • 00:12:17.522 --> 00:12:18.490
  • Shame is what makes you startstaying up in the middle
  • 00:12:18.490 --> 00:12:19.257
  • staying up in the middleof the night thinking
  • 00:12:19.257 --> 00:12:20.391
  • of the night thinkingthat "Maybe it's all gonna
  • 00:12:20.391 --> 00:12:21.392
  • that "Maybe it's all gonnacatch up with me."
  • 00:12:21.392 --> 00:12:22.427
  • catch up with me."But Christ died to take
  • 00:12:22.427 --> 00:12:24.462
  • But Christ died to takeaway my shame.
  • 00:12:24.462 --> 00:12:28.299
  • away my shame.And yet the first thing Adam did
  • 00:12:28.299 --> 00:12:28.767
  • And yet the first thing Adam didwhen he believed
  • 00:12:28.767 --> 00:12:32.170
  • when he believeda lie was to hide.
  • 00:12:32.170 --> 00:12:36.608
  • a lie was to hide.And God said, and I wanna say,
  • 00:12:36.608 --> 00:12:38.510
  • And God said, and I wanna say,"Who told you
  • 00:12:38.510 --> 00:12:40.745
  • "Who told youthat you were naked?"
  • 00:12:40.745 --> 00:12:42.647
  • that you were naked?"Who told you
  • 00:12:42.647 --> 00:12:45.450
  • Who told youthat you were naked?
  • 00:12:45.450 --> 00:12:47.886
  • that you were naked?Who told you that you had
  • 00:12:47.886 --> 00:12:48.920
  • Who told you that you hadto do something else,
  • 00:12:48.920 --> 00:12:50.188
  • to do something else,or be something else,
  • 00:12:50.188 --> 00:12:51.356
  • or be something else,or have something else?
  • 00:12:51.356 --> 00:12:52.257
  • or have something else?Who told you
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  • Who told youthat it took something extra
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  • that it took something extrafor you to be accepted?
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  • for you to be accepted?Who told you that life
  • 00:12:58.029 --> 00:12:59.097
  • Who told you that lifehas to be perfect
  • 00:12:59.097 --> 00:13:02.400
  • has to be perfectfor you to have a praise?
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  • for you to have a praise?Who told you
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  • Who told youthat what you've known
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  • that what you've knownis what's normal?
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  • is what's normal?Who told you that question?
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  • Who told you that question?Who told you that?
  • 00:13:12.744 --> 00:13:13.344
  • Who told you that?"Yeah, we'll I'm just
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  • "Yeah, we'll I'm justnot good with money."
  • 00:13:14.078 --> 00:13:16.281
  • not good with money."Who told you that?
  • 00:13:16.281 --> 00:13:17.048
  • Who told you that?"Yeah, well I'm just
  • 00:13:17.048 --> 00:13:18.516
  • "Yeah, well I'm justnot very good with --
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  • not very good with --I'm just not..."
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  • I'm just not..."I'ma set a teenager free.
  • 00:13:21.252 --> 00:13:22.887
  • I'ma set a teenager free."I'm just not good with girls."
  • 00:13:22.887 --> 00:13:25.089
  • "I'm just not good with girls."Who told you that?
  • 00:13:25.089 --> 00:13:25.824
  • Who told you that?You could fake some swag
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  • You could fake some swagso quick and have them lined up
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  • so quick and have them lined upwhen the quarantine is over.
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  • when the quarantine is over.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]I'm telling you right --
  • 00:13:31.196 --> 00:13:33.198
  • I'm telling you right --Who told you that?
  • 00:13:33.198 --> 00:13:36.100
  • Who told you that?Who told you that?
  • 00:13:36.100 --> 00:13:37.135
  • Who told you that?"I'm just an introvert."
  • 00:13:37.135 --> 00:13:38.269
  • "I'm just an introvert."This is a time where God
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  • This is a time where Godis trying to get us to prune
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  • is trying to get us to pruneourselves of perspectives
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  • ourselves of perspectivesthat did not come from heaven.
  • 00:13:45.043 --> 00:13:50.248
  • that did not come from heaven.Who told you that?
  • 00:13:50.248 --> 00:13:52.450
  • Who told you that?Did it come from God?
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  • Did it come from God?See, because in this season
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  • See, because in this seasonof my life,
  • 00:13:56.154 --> 00:13:57.755
  • of my life,I have got to focus
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  • I have got to focuson what He is speaking.
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  • on what He is speaking.Prison sentences.
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  • Prison sentences.I've got to let His word
  • 00:14:04.729 --> 00:14:06.397
  • I've got to let His wordget in my life,
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  • get in my life,my heart, my mind,
  • 00:14:08.299 --> 00:14:10.335
  • my heart, my mind,transformed by the renewing
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  • transformed by the renewingof my mind,
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  • of my mind,not conformed
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  • not conformedby my situation.
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  • by my situation.Watch this.
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  • Watch this.Transformed by my revelation.
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  • Transformed by my revelation.Situation, revelation.
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  • Situation, revelation.Now, Paul saw it one way.
  • 00:14:21.813 --> 00:14:22.947
  • Now, Paul saw it one way."Y'all see chains.
  • 00:14:22.947 --> 00:14:24.849
  • "Y'all see chains.I see opportunity."
  • 00:14:24.849 --> 00:14:26.417
  • I see opportunity."Paul saw it one way.
  • 00:14:26.417 --> 00:14:28.019
  • Paul saw it one way."Y'all see limitation.
  • 00:14:28.019 --> 00:14:29.520
  • "Y'all see limitation.I see an opening."
  • 00:14:29.520 --> 00:14:31.322
  • I see an opening."Paul saw it one way.
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  • Paul saw it one way."Y'all see captivity.
  • 00:14:33.124 --> 00:14:34.826
  • "Y'all see captivity.I see freedom.
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  • I see freedom.I see what God said,
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  • I see what God said,and I speak it over your life."
  • 00:14:39.230 --> 00:14:40.164
  • and I speak it over your life."[Applause]
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  • [Applause]Focus on the fruit.
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  • Focus on the fruit.Focus on the fruit.
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  • Focus on the fruit.Not the frustration.
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  • Not the frustration.He could've spent
  • 00:14:47.272 --> 00:14:49.173
  • He could've spentevery sentence in Philippians --
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  • every sentence in Philippians --How would Philippians 4:13 be?
  • 00:14:51.576 --> 00:14:52.577
  • How would Philippians 4:13 be?"I'm really have a headache
  • 00:14:52.577 --> 00:14:54.812
  • "I'm really have a headacheright now and I'm sick of this."
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  • right now and I'm sick of this."Would you quote Philippians 4:13
  • 00:14:56.714 --> 00:14:57.649
  • Would you quote Philippians 4:13if he didn't focus
  • 00:14:57.649 --> 00:14:58.850
  • if he didn't focuson the fruit?
  • 00:14:58.850 --> 00:14:59.851
  • on the fruit?He said, "No.
  • 00:14:59.851 --> 00:15:01.252
  • He said, "No.I'm going through stuff,
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  • I'm going through stuff,but I can do --
  • 00:15:02.987 --> 00:15:04.889
  • but I can do --What I went through showed me
  • 00:15:04.889 --> 00:15:06.324
  • What I went through showed mewhat I can do
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  • what I can dobecause Christ is in me."
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  • Focus on the fruit.
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  • Focus on the fruit.Because Paul said,
  • 00:15:16.100 --> 00:15:20.138
  • Because Paul said,"I don't know.
  • 00:15:20.138 --> 00:15:20.838
  • "I don't know.I don't know."
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  • I don't know."Isn't it funny
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  • Isn't it funnyhow he's so used
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  • how he's so usedto calling the shots
  • 00:15:24.242 --> 00:15:24.909
  • to calling the shotsthat he's still talking like
  • 00:15:24.909 --> 00:15:27.278
  • that he's still talking likehe has a choice?
  • 00:15:27.278 --> 00:15:27.879
  • he has a choice?When you've been in charge
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  • When you've been in chargea long time, you know --
  • 00:15:30.081 --> 00:15:30.615
  • a long time, you know --My dad thought
  • 00:15:30.615 --> 00:15:31.482
  • My dad thoughthe could beat me up
  • 00:15:31.482 --> 00:15:33.418
  • he could beat me upwhen he was sick in his bed
  • 00:15:33.418 --> 00:15:34.919
  • when he was sick in his bedand he couldn't move.
  • 00:15:34.919 --> 00:15:35.687
  • and he couldn't move.He still said, "Boy,
  • 00:15:35.687 --> 00:15:36.721
  • He still said, "Boy,I'll whip your so and so,"
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  • I'll whip your so and so,"and stuff like that to me.
  • 00:15:38.022 --> 00:15:40.258
  • and stuff like that to me.I was walking around
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  • I was walking aroundwith muscles and stuff,
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  • with muscles and stuff,and he was laying in the bed.
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  • and he was laying in the bed.He was so used
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  • He was so usedto be being bigger
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  • to be being biggerand stronger than me.
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  • and stronger than me.Paul is almost like that.
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  • Paul is almost like that.He's waiting on the verdict
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  • He's waiting on the verdict"Do you live or die?"
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  • "Do you live or die?"And then look what he said in --
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  • And then look what he said in --Are you ready
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  • Are you readyfor verse 17?
  • 00:15:54.272 --> 00:15:54.906
  • for verse 17?Okay.
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  • Okay.He said, "The former preach
  • 00:15:55.540 --> 00:15:56.441
  • He said, "The former preachChrist out of selfish ambition,
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  • Christ out of selfish ambition,not sincerely, supposed they
  • 00:15:57.141 --> 00:15:57.575
  • not sincerely, supposed theystir up trouble
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  • stir up troublefor me while I am in chain.
  • 00:15:58.509 --> 00:15:59.210
  • for me while I am in chain.But what does it matter?"
  • 00:15:59.210 --> 00:16:00.011
  • But what does it matter?"What does it matter?
  • 00:16:00.011 --> 00:16:02.547
  • What does it matter?What does it matter?
  • 00:16:02.547 --> 00:16:07.952
  • What does it matter?What actually matters?
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  • What actually matters?When you get that clear,
  • 00:16:10.321 --> 00:16:14.192
  • When you get that clear,it'll set you free.
  • 00:16:14.192 --> 00:16:14.826
  • it'll set you free.When you get that clear,
  • 00:16:14.826 --> 00:16:20.631
  • When you get that clear,what actually matters?
  • 00:16:20.631 --> 00:16:21.733
  • what actually matters?This one woman told me
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  • This one woman told methe best parenting advice
  • 00:16:22.633 --> 00:16:24.202
  • the best parenting adviceis don't spend your whole life
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  • is don't spend your whole lifechasing clean carpet
  • 00:16:26.971 --> 00:16:27.839
  • chasing clean carpetonly to wish when your kids
  • 00:16:27.839 --> 00:16:28.473
  • only to wish when your kidswent to college
  • 00:16:28.473 --> 00:16:29.207
  • went to collegethat they could come back
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  • that they could come backand mess it up one more time.
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  • and mess it up one more time.She said her biggest regret
  • 00:16:33.678 --> 00:16:34.712
  • She said her biggest regretwas she spent he whole life
  • 00:16:34.712 --> 00:16:39.317
  • was she spent he whole lifechasing clean carpet.
  • 00:16:39.317 --> 00:16:41.753
  • chasing clean carpet.What actually matters?
  • 00:16:41.753 --> 00:16:43.488
  • What actually matters?Do this in worship, right?
  • 00:16:43.488 --> 00:16:44.255
  • Do this in worship, right?I don't care if you hit
  • 00:16:44.255 --> 00:16:46.190
  • I don't care if you hitthe note right.
  • 00:16:46.190 --> 00:16:47.525
  • the note right.I care if the note
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  • I care if the notehits your heart right.
  • 00:16:49.827 --> 00:16:50.261
  • hits your heart right.I don't care
  • 00:16:50.261 --> 00:16:51.963
  • I don't careif we have a mistake.
  • 00:16:51.963 --> 00:16:52.830
  • if we have a mistake.I don't care.
  • 00:16:52.830 --> 00:16:54.065
  • I don't care.I don't care.
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  • I don't care.Let me tell you about
  • 00:16:54.665 --> 00:16:55.466
  • Let me tell you aboutthis sermon.
  • 00:16:55.466 --> 00:16:56.300
  • this sermon.I don't care if I'm
  • 00:16:56.300 --> 00:16:58.603
  • I don't care if I'mgrammatically correct.
  • 00:16:58.603 --> 00:17:00.805
  • grammatically correct.Who cares?
  • 00:17:00.805 --> 00:17:03.074
  • Who cares?I care if the spiritual fruit --
  • 00:17:03.074 --> 00:17:03.841
  • I care if the spiritual fruit --As a matter of fact,
  • 00:17:03.841 --> 00:17:07.011
  • As a matter of fact,and this is probably --
  • 00:17:07.011 --> 00:17:07.512
  • and this is probably --This is --
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  • This is --Yeah.
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  • Yeah.I'ma say it.
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  • I'ma say it.I'ma say it.
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  • I'ma say it.I don't really care
  • 00:17:10.915 --> 00:17:13.785
  • I don't really careif you like this message.
  • 00:17:13.785 --> 00:17:15.520
  • if you like this message.I don't care.
  • 00:17:15.520 --> 00:17:16.287
  • I don't care.I mean, I do.
  • 00:17:16.287 --> 00:17:16.654
  • I mean, I do.I want --
  • 00:17:16.654 --> 00:17:16.988
  • I want --Okay.
  • 00:17:16.988 --> 00:17:17.588
  • Okay.I want you to like
  • 00:17:17.588 --> 00:17:18.122
  • I want you to likethe message.
  • 00:17:18.122 --> 00:17:20.124
  • the message.I wouldn't post it on Instagram
  • 00:17:20.124 --> 00:17:21.225
  • I wouldn't post it on Instagramif I didn't want you to like it.
  • 00:17:21.225 --> 00:17:21.726
  • if I didn't want you to like it.That's literally
  • 00:17:21.726 --> 00:17:23.061
  • That's literallyhow the system works.
  • 00:17:23.061 --> 00:17:25.229
  • how the system works.[Laughter]
  • 00:17:25.229 --> 00:17:27.532
  • [Laughter]But I care more
  • 00:17:27.532 --> 00:17:30.935
  • But I care moreif this message bears fruit
  • 00:17:30.935 --> 00:17:32.570
  • if this message bears fruitin your life
  • 00:17:32.570 --> 00:17:35.540
  • in your lifethan if you like it.
  • 00:17:35.540 --> 00:17:37.075
  • than if you like it.I hope you fight me today
  • 00:17:37.075 --> 00:17:38.543
  • I hope you fight me todayin your mind.
  • 00:17:38.543 --> 00:17:39.410
  • in your mind."How dare he say
  • 00:17:39.410 --> 00:17:40.044
  • "How dare he sayit doesn't matter
  • 00:17:40.044 --> 00:17:40.878
  • it doesn't matterthis and that.
  • 00:17:40.878 --> 00:17:41.479
  • this and that.He doesn't know
  • 00:17:41.479 --> 00:17:42.113
  • He doesn't knowwhat I'm going through."
  • 00:17:42.113 --> 00:17:45.683
  • what I'm going through."No, I don't.
  • 00:17:45.683 --> 00:17:46.417
  • No, I don't.That's why I'm so glad
  • 00:17:46.417 --> 00:17:49.454
  • That's why I'm so gladI called Paul to preach,
  • 00:17:49.454 --> 00:17:50.021
  • I called Paul to preach,'cause Paul went through
  • 00:17:50.021 --> 00:17:53.691
  • 'cause Paul went throughthe stuff.
  • 00:17:53.691 --> 00:17:56.527
  • the stuff.Paul went through
  • 00:17:56.527 --> 00:17:59.897
  • Paul went throughthe "This isn't fair."
  • 00:17:59.897 --> 00:18:02.733
  • the "This isn't fair."Paul was trying to do right.
  • 00:18:02.733 --> 00:18:03.334
  • Paul was trying to do right.I don't think anybody
  • 00:18:03.334 --> 00:18:03.968
  • I don't think anybodyhelped people --
  • 00:18:03.968 --> 00:18:04.502
  • helped people --I don't think anybody
  • 00:18:04.502 --> 00:18:05.069
  • I don't think anybodywas smarter than Paul.
  • 00:18:05.069 --> 00:18:05.803
  • was smarter than Paul.That's why I was so surprised
  • 00:18:05.803 --> 00:18:07.905
  • That's why I was so surprisedhe said I don't know.
  • 00:18:07.905 --> 00:18:08.372
  • he said I don't know.I'm like "Huh?
  • 00:18:08.372 --> 00:18:10.241
  • I'm like "Huh?What?"
  • 00:18:10.241 --> 00:18:11.008
  • What?"That's like one of my kids
  • 00:18:11.008 --> 00:18:11.809
  • That's like one of my kidssaying thank you.
  • 00:18:11.809 --> 00:18:12.543
  • saying thank you.I'm like "What?
  • 00:18:12.543 --> 00:18:13.077
  • I'm like "What?What's --
  • 00:18:13.077 --> 00:18:13.544
  • What's --what's happening
  • 00:18:13.544 --> 00:18:14.278
  • what's happeningright now?"
  • 00:18:14.278 --> 00:18:16.514
  • right now?""Is it the rapture?"
  • 00:18:16.514 --> 00:18:16.914
  • "Is it the rapture?"[Singing]
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  • [Singing]- ♪ I can only imagine ♪
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  • But he said,
  • 00:18:24.589 --> 00:18:25.723
  • But he said,"I know what's important."
  • 00:18:25.723 --> 00:18:28.593
  • "I know what's important."Do you?
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  • Do you?Yeah.
  • 00:18:28.993 --> 00:18:30.661
  • Yeah.Most of us don't.
  • 00:18:30.661 --> 00:18:31.129
  • Most of us don't.Most of us,
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  • Most of us,it takes our whole life.
  • 00:18:32.096 --> 00:18:33.464
  • it takes our whole life.What if this season
  • 00:18:33.464 --> 00:18:37.135
  • What if this seasonis fast-forwarding us
  • 00:18:37.135 --> 00:18:39.403
  • is fast-forwarding usinto the correct priorities?
  • 00:18:39.403 --> 00:18:42.874
  • into the correct priorities?Would it be worth it?
  • 00:18:42.874 --> 00:18:45.810
  • Would it be worth it?Would it be worth it?
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  • Would it be worth it?What if we're gonna
  • 00:18:46.444 --> 00:18:51.082
  • What if we're gonnaget 50 years of wisdom?
  • 00:18:51.082 --> 00:18:52.817
  • get 50 years of wisdom?The fruit of a season
  • 00:18:52.817 --> 00:18:55.153
  • The fruit of a seasonof frustration.
  • 00:18:55.153 --> 00:18:56.120
  • of frustration.Can I show you something else
  • 00:18:56.120 --> 00:18:58.055
  • Can I show you something elsePaul said?
  • 00:18:58.055 --> 00:19:01.592
  • Paul said?Go to Romans 8.
  • 00:19:01.592 --> 00:19:05.062
  • Go to Romans 8.Focus on the fruit.
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  • Focus on the fruit.Or you can focus on
  • 00:19:05.730 --> 00:19:06.364
  • Or you can focus onall the things
  • 00:19:06.364 --> 00:19:08.366
  • all the thingsyou don't know.
  • 00:19:08.366 --> 00:19:09.267
  • you don't know.You can spit ignorance
  • 00:19:09.267 --> 00:19:11.102
  • You can spit ignorancewith everybody else,
  • 00:19:11.102 --> 00:19:12.937
  • with everybody else,conspiracy theories.
  • 00:19:12.937 --> 00:19:14.438
  • conspiracy theories.I saw a UFO the other day.
  • 00:19:14.438 --> 00:19:15.373
  • I saw a UFO the other day.It barely even registered
  • 00:19:15.373 --> 00:19:16.174
  • It barely even registeredbecause the world
  • 00:19:16.174 --> 00:19:17.208
  • because the worldis so screwed up right now.
  • 00:19:17.208 --> 00:19:20.111
  • is so screwed up right now.[Laughter]
  • 00:19:20.111 --> 00:19:22.180
  • [Laughter]So, you can focus on
  • 00:19:22.180 --> 00:19:25.550
  • So, you can focus onthe UFO's, the unknowable
  • 00:19:25.550 --> 00:19:28.986
  • the UFO's, the unknowablefaith outcomes.
  • 00:19:28.986 --> 00:19:30.988
  • faith outcomes.I'm playing.
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  • I'm playing.I love y'all so much.
  • 00:19:31.822 --> 00:19:33.524
  • I love y'all so much.I wish y'all were here.
  • 00:19:33.524 --> 00:19:34.592
  • I wish y'all were here.I wish y'all were here.
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  • I wish y'all were here.One day we'll get
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  • One day we'll getback together.
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  • back together."When?"
  • 00:19:35.993 --> 00:19:37.295
  • "When?"I don't know.
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  • I don't know.But in the meantime, --
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  • But in the meantime, --Let me speak this over your life
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  • Let me speak this over your life'cause Romans 8 --
  • 00:19:43.000 --> 00:19:44.769
  • 'cause Romans 8 --How much do you want?
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  • How much do you want?'Cause I've got like ten verses
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  • 'Cause I've got like ten versesand I got two verses.
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  • and I got two verses.I can do it either way.
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  • I can do it either way.Let's take a vote in the chat.
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  • Let's take a vote in the chat.On a scale of ten to two,
  • 00:19:51.943 --> 00:19:52.977
  • On a scale of ten to two,how much of God's word
  • 00:19:52.977 --> 00:19:54.212
  • how much of God's worddo you want today?
  • 00:19:54.212 --> 00:19:55.313
  • do you want today?[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]Two to ten.
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  • Two to ten.Two to ten.
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  • Two to ten.Man, y'all ought to be sharing
  • 00:20:02.286 --> 00:20:04.188
  • Man, y'all ought to be sharingthis message right now.
  • 00:20:04.188 --> 00:20:04.822
  • this message right now.You ought to be sharing
  • 00:20:04.822 --> 00:20:06.624
  • You ought to be sharingthis link right now.
  • 00:20:06.624 --> 00:20:07.792
  • this link right now.'Cause, see, the gospel
  • 00:20:07.792 --> 00:20:08.559
  • 'Cause, see, the gospelcan bear fruit
  • 00:20:08.559 --> 00:20:10.528
  • can bear fruitonly if it's sown.
  • 00:20:10.528 --> 00:20:11.329
  • only if it's sown.You ought to share this message
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  • You ought to share this messagewhen it's over.
  • 00:20:12.129 --> 00:20:12.930
  • when it's over.We have other services
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  • We have other servicesall through the day.
  • 00:20:13.998 --> 00:20:14.966
  • all through the day.You ought to tell somebody,
  • 00:20:14.966 --> 00:20:15.833
  • You ought to tell somebody,"Catch it when it comes
  • 00:20:15.833 --> 00:20:16.534
  • "Catch it when it comeson again.
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  • on again.You need to receive this word."
  • 00:20:18.336 --> 00:20:19.570
  • You need to receive this word."That's how we sow
  • 00:20:19.570 --> 00:20:20.504
  • That's how we sowthe gospel.
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  • the gospel.Okay.
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  • Okay.I only see tens.
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  • I only see tens.Block everybody who said two.
  • 00:20:24.108 --> 00:20:24.775
  • Block everybody who said two.Block them.
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  • Block them.Ban them from the chat.
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  • Ban them from the chat.Ban them from the chat.
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  • Ban them from the chat.Kick them out the church.
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  • Kick them out the church.So, Romans 8 is really good
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  • So, Romans 8 is really goodfor perspective.
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  • for perspective."I consider," verse 18,
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  • "I consider," verse 18,"that our present sufferings
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  • "that our present sufferingsare not worth comparing
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  • are not worth comparingwith the glory
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  • with the glorythat will be revealed in us."
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  • that will be revealed in us."Both are a focus:
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  • Both are a focus:suffering and glory
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  • suffering and gloryat the same time.
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  • at the same time.What do you wanna focus on?
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  • What do you wanna focus on?The frustration or the fruit?
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  • The frustration or the fruit?I am convinced.
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  • I am convinced.I am persuaded.
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  • I am persuaded.I have made up my mind
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  • I have made up my mindthat what I am going through
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  • that what I am going throughis nothing compared
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  • is nothing comparedto what is going to come
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  • to what is going to comeforth from it.
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  • forth from it.Because I've seen God
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  • Because I've seen Goddo it before.
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  • do it before."Read the verses
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  • "Read the versesfaster, Furtick."
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  • faster, Furtick.""For the creation waits
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  • "For the creation waitsin eager expectation
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  • in eager expectationfor the children of God
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  • for the children of Godto be revealed."
  • 00:21:15.459 --> 00:21:16.460
  • to be revealed."For the creation
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  • For the creationwas subjected to frustration.
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  • was subjected to frustration.But I'm not focused on
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  • But I'm not focused onthe frustration.
  • 00:21:21.399 --> 00:21:22.466
  • the frustration.I'm not focused on
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  • I'm not focused onthe frustration.
  • 00:21:24.135 --> 00:21:26.404
  • the frustration.I'm not focused on the fear.
  • 00:21:26.404 --> 00:21:27.538
  • I'm not focused on the fear.I'm not even focused on
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  • I'm not even focused onthe facts.
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  • the facts.Not of it's own choice,
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  • Not of it's own choice,but by the will of the one
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  • but by the will of the onewho subjected it in hope
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  • who subjected it in hopethat the creation itself
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  • that the creation itselfwill be liberated
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  • will be liberatedfrom its bondage.
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  • from its bondage.Somebody shout,
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  • Somebody shout,"God is setting me free."
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  • "God is setting me free."Free.
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  • Free.Free.
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  • Free.Free from the bondage of decay
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  • Free from the bondage of decayand brought into the freedom
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  • and brought into the freedomand the glory
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  • and the gloryof the children of God.
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  • of the children of God.You want me to keep going?
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  • You want me to keep going?This is good to me.
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  • This is good to me.'Cause we know.
  • 00:21:52.063 --> 00:21:53.798
  • 'Cause we know.We know.
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  • We know.We know.
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  • We know.Some things I just know.
  • 00:21:56.967 --> 00:21:58.736
  • Some things I just know.Some things I just know
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  • Some things I just knowin my soul.
  • 00:21:59.637 --> 00:22:00.304
  • in my soul.Some things
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  • Some thingsI can't prove from a book.
  • 00:22:02.206 --> 00:22:04.442
  • I can't prove from a book.Some things I can't Google.
  • 00:22:04.442 --> 00:22:05.142
  • Some things I can't Google.Some things
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  • Some thingsI can't get from the news.
  • 00:22:06.977 --> 00:22:08.512
  • I can't get from the news.Some things I can't learn
  • 00:22:08.512 --> 00:22:09.880
  • Some things I can't learnfrom Twitter.
  • 00:22:09.880 --> 00:22:10.314
  • from Twitter.Some things
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  • Some thingsthey can't teach me
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  • they can't teach mein a classroom.
  • 00:22:12.416 --> 00:22:14.518
  • in a classroom.But I know in my spirit
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  • But I know in my spiritthat the whole creation
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  • that the whole creationhas been groaning
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  • has been groaningas in the pains of childbirth
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  • as in the pains of childbirthright up to the present time.
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  • right up to the present time.Not only so, but we ourselves
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  • Not only so, but we ourselveswho have the firstfruits.
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  • who have the firstfruits.Fruits.
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  • Fruits.Fruits.
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  • Fruits.Focus on the --
  • 00:22:32.303 --> 00:22:33.471
  • Focus on the --The what?
  • 00:22:33.471 --> 00:22:33.971
  • The what?The fruit.
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  • The fruit.The fruit of the spirit
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  • The fruit of the spiritis what?
  • 00:22:35.606 --> 00:22:36.640
  • is what?Love, joy, peace,
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  • Love, joy, peace,patience, kindness,
  • 00:22:37.608 --> 00:22:38.542
  • patience, kindness,goodness, faithfulness,
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  • goodness, faithfulness,gentleness, self-control.
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  • gentleness, self-control.What God is doing in me
  • 00:22:40.778 --> 00:22:42.646
  • What God is doing in meright now is setting me free
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  • right now is setting me freefrom everything
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  • from everythingthat doesn't look like Him.
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  • I got the firstfruits.
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  • I got the firstfruits.The first fruits.
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  • The first fruits.The first fruits.
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  • The first fruits.Firstfruits.
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  • Firstfruits.What you focus on.
  • 00:22:56.127 --> 00:22:59.630
  • What you focus on.Focus on the fruit.
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  • Focus on the fruit.That's why I still tithe
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  • That's why I still tithein a recession.
  • 00:23:03.100 --> 00:23:03.734
  • in a recession.You think I'm not going
  • 00:23:03.734 --> 00:23:04.635
  • You think I'm not goingto bring back to God
  • 00:23:04.635 --> 00:23:06.137
  • to bring back to Godwhat He gave me?
  • 00:23:06.137 --> 00:23:09.039
  • what He gave me?He is my source.
  • 00:23:09.039 --> 00:23:10.141
  • He is my source.And yet there's this groaning.
  • 00:23:10.141 --> 00:23:12.243
  • And yet there's this groaning.There's this tarrying.
  • 00:23:12.243 --> 00:23:14.478
  • There's this tarrying.There's this groaning, he said,
  • 00:23:14.478 --> 00:23:16.380
  • There's this groaning, he said,that words can't explain.
  • 00:23:16.380 --> 00:23:18.382
  • that words can't explain.There's this tension.
  • 00:23:18.382 --> 00:23:20.418
  • There's this tension.There's this unsettled.
  • 00:23:20.418 --> 00:23:21.786
  • There's this unsettled.There's this --
  • 00:23:21.786 --> 00:23:24.922
  • There's this --It's the 3 a.m. stuff.
  • 00:23:24.922 --> 00:23:26.590
  • It's the 3 a.m. stuff.It's the 3 p.m. crash.
  • 00:23:26.590 --> 00:23:28.793
  • It's the 3 p.m. crash.It's the "Another day of this?"
  • 00:23:28.793 --> 00:23:30.394
  • It's the "Another day of this?"It's the "I'm so sick
  • 00:23:30.394 --> 00:23:32.630
  • It's the "I'm so sickof these people around me."
  • 00:23:32.630 --> 00:23:35.599
  • of these people around me."And yet if I focus on the fruit,
  • 00:23:35.599 --> 00:23:36.000
  • And yet if I focus on the fruit,He said that
  • 00:23:36.000 --> 00:23:38.436
  • He said thatmy present suffering
  • 00:23:38.436 --> 00:23:38.969
  • my present sufferingisn't even worth
  • 00:23:38.969 --> 00:23:40.871
  • isn't even worthcomparing to the glory
  • 00:23:40.871 --> 00:23:42.807
  • comparing to the glorythat will be revealed.
  • 00:23:42.807 --> 00:23:43.808
  • that will be revealed.Can I keep going?
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  • Can I keep going?- CONGREGATION: Yeah.
  • 00:23:45.776 --> 00:23:46.710
  • - CONGREGATION: Yeah.- "Not only so,
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  • - "Not only so,but we ourselves
  • 00:23:48.078 --> 00:23:48.712
  • but we ourselveswho have the firstfruits
  • 00:23:48.712 --> 00:23:50.681
  • who have the firstfruitsof the spirit grown inwardly
  • 00:23:50.681 --> 00:23:53.384
  • of the spirit grown inwardlyas we wait eagerly
  • 00:23:53.384 --> 00:23:54.885
  • as we wait eagerlyfor our adoption to sonship,
  • 00:23:54.885 --> 00:23:56.353
  • for our adoption to sonship,the redemption of our bodies.
  • 00:23:56.353 --> 00:23:59.657
  • the redemption of our bodies.For in this hope we were saved."
  • 00:23:59.657 --> 00:24:02.159
  • For in this hope we were saved."Hope is a focus, people.
  • 00:24:02.159 --> 00:24:06.397
  • Hope is a focus, people.Not a feeling.
  • 00:24:06.397 --> 00:24:09.099
  • Not a feeling.Hope is a focus.
  • 00:24:09.099 --> 00:24:11.335
  • Hope is a focus.Hope is a focus.
  • 00:24:11.335 --> 00:24:14.605
  • Hope is a focus.I'm focusing on the fruit.
  • 00:24:14.605 --> 00:24:16.540
  • I'm focusing on the fruit.I'm focusing on the character.
  • 00:24:16.540 --> 00:24:18.876
  • I'm focusing on the character.Perseverance builds character.
  • 00:24:18.876 --> 00:24:20.611
  • Perseverance builds character.Focus on the fruit.
  • 00:24:20.611 --> 00:24:21.345
  • Focus on the fruit.Look what God is doing
  • 00:24:21.345 --> 00:24:23.380
  • Look what God is doingin you right now.
  • 00:24:23.380 --> 00:24:24.682
  • in you right now.He said, "In this we hope.
  • 00:24:24.682 --> 00:24:26.784
  • He said, "In this we hope.Even though we don't know."
  • 00:24:26.784 --> 00:24:28.319
  • Even though we don't know."There's an instability
  • 00:24:28.319 --> 00:24:28.919
  • There's an instabilityin the world.
  • 00:24:28.919 --> 00:24:29.887
  • in the world.There always has been.
  • 00:24:29.887 --> 00:24:31.789
  • There always has been."But hope that is seen
  • 00:24:31.789 --> 00:24:33.257
  • "But hope that is seenis no hope at all.
  • 00:24:33.257 --> 00:24:34.458
  • is no hope at all.For who hopes for what
  • 00:24:34.458 --> 00:24:36.827
  • For who hopes for whatthey already have?"
  • 00:24:36.827 --> 00:24:37.561
  • they already have?"See, if I know it,
  • 00:24:37.561 --> 00:24:39.964
  • See, if I know it,I don't have to hope for it.
  • 00:24:39.964 --> 00:24:42.266
  • I don't have to hope for it.That's where my faith grows.
  • 00:24:42.266 --> 00:24:43.601
  • That's where my faith grows.That's the soil.
  • 00:24:43.601 --> 00:24:44.668
  • That's the soil.That's where the seed
  • 00:24:44.668 --> 00:24:45.703
  • That's where the seedbreaks apart.
  • 00:24:45.703 --> 00:24:47.404
  • breaks apart.That's where you are right now.
  • 00:24:47.404 --> 00:24:48.672
  • That's where you are right now.That's what God is doing
  • 00:24:48.672 --> 00:24:49.773
  • - Hey, it really is
  • 00:24:51.275 --> 00:24:51.742
  • - Hey, it really isa privilege
  • 00:24:51.742 --> 00:24:53.210
  • a privilegeto share God's Word with you.
  • 00:24:53.210 --> 00:24:54.612
  • to share God's Word with you.Thank you for joining me.
  • 00:24:54.612 --> 00:24:55.913
  • Thank you for joining me.But, each week we just have
  • 00:24:55.913 --> 00:24:57.515
  • But, each week we just havea little bit of time together,
  • 00:24:57.515 --> 00:24:58.182
  • a little bit of time together,and, I'd love to take
  • 00:24:58.182 --> 00:24:59.283
  • and, I'd love to takethe conversation beyond
  • 00:24:59.283 --> 00:25:01.185
  • the conversation beyondjust a TV program.
  • 00:25:01.185 --> 00:25:03.220
  • just a TV program.So, if you wanna go deeper,
  • 00:25:03.220 --> 00:25:03.821
  • So, if you wanna go deeper,if you wanna connect
  • 00:25:03.821 --> 00:25:05.189
  • you can call or go online,
  • 00:25:06.257 --> 00:25:07.758
  • you can call or go online,right now, and request
  • 00:25:07.758 --> 00:25:08.826
  • right now, and requestexclusive resources
  • 00:25:08.826 --> 00:25:10.561
  • exclusive resourcesfrom today's message.
  • 00:25:10.561 --> 00:25:11.896
  • from today's message.We'll make them available to you
  • 00:25:11.896 --> 00:25:13.297
  • We'll make them available to youwith your gift of any amount
  • 00:25:13.297 --> 00:25:14.198
  • with your gift of any amountto the ministry.
  • 00:25:14.198 --> 00:25:15.366
  • to the ministry.But, I wanna tell you about
  • 00:25:15.366 --> 00:25:16.600
  • But, I wanna tell you aboutsomething else, too.
  • 00:25:16.600 --> 00:25:19.537
  • something else, too.Live, every single Sunday,
  • 00:25:19.537 --> 00:25:21.071
  • Live, every single Sunday,we broadcast a message
  • 00:25:21.071 --> 00:25:22.172
  • we broadcast a messagefrom Elevation Church;
  • 00:25:22.172 --> 00:25:23.774
  • from Elevation Church;the church where I pastor.
  • 00:25:23.774 --> 00:25:25.042
  • the church where I pastor.And so, you can tune in,
  • 00:25:25.042 --> 00:25:26.210
  • And so, you can tune in,worship with us,
  • 00:25:26.210 --> 00:25:26.911
  • worship with us,hear a message,
  • 00:25:26.911 --> 00:25:28.612
  • hear a message,experience the ministry,
  • 00:25:28.612 --> 00:25:29.980
  • experience the ministry,live, as it happens.
  • 00:25:29.980 --> 00:25:31.282
  • live, as it happens.And, what's even better,
  • 00:25:31.282 --> 00:25:32.082
  • And, what's even better,you can connect with
  • 00:25:32.082 --> 00:25:33.050
  • you can connect witha community of people
  • 00:25:33.050 --> 00:25:34.685
  • we call it "E-Fam".
  • 00:25:36.053 --> 00:25:37.321
  • we call it "E-Fam".'E', like Elevation,
  • 00:25:37.321 --> 00:25:38.689
  • 'E', like Elevation,'E', like extended --
  • 00:25:38.689 --> 00:25:39.223
  • 'E', like extended --it means a lotta
  • 00:25:39.223 --> 00:25:40.424
  • it means a lottadifferent things.
  • 00:25:40.424 --> 00:25:41.692
  • different things.But, it's just our way,
  • 00:25:41.692 --> 00:25:42.993
  • But, it's just our way,to connect with you
  • 00:25:42.993 --> 00:25:44.495
  • to connect with youbeyond this broadcast.
  • 00:25:44.495 --> 00:25:45.563
  • beyond this broadcast.I would love for you
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  • I would love for youto join us, live,
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  • to join us, live,this weekend.
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  • this weekend.And, you can go online:
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  • And, 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
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  • it will take you directlyto the details and the times,
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  • to the details and the times,so do it now, visit the website.
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  • - E-fam is our online family
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  • at Elevation Church.
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  • It doesn't matter
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  • where you call home,
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  • becoming part of our E-fam
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  • is as simple as joining us
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  • online each week.
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  • Each weekend we broadcast
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  • our worship experiences
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  • to thousands of people
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  • around the world.
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  • It's so simple for you to join
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  • the huge move of God
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  • that is happening
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  • through our E-fam,
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  • by tuning into experiences
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  • on the weekend or on demand,
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  • when it's convenient for you.
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  • When you participate,
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  • you'll experience
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  • awesome worship music,
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  • preaching, and community
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  • with people tuning in,
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  • just like yourself.
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  • You can have a deeper connection
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  • by joining an E-Group
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  • and an E-Team,
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  • giving online and connecting
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  • with other E-fam near you
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  • though watch parties.
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  • Wherever you find
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  • yourself in life,
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  • we wanna be a place
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  • you can depend on
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  • for receiving inspiration,
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  • encouragement and support.
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  • Grow your faith,
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  • - ♪ Oh magnify the Lord ♪
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  • - ♪ Oh magnify the Lord ♪♪ Let us exalt ♪
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  • ♪ Let us exalt ♪♪ His name together ♪
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  • ♪ His name together ♪♪ No one beside You Lord ♪
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  • ♪ No one beside You Lord ♪♪ Honor and praise ♪
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  • ♪ Honor and praise ♪♪ Are Yours forever ♪
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  • ♪ Are Yours forever ♪♪ Honor and praise ♪
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