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Focus on the Fruit Part 3

Watch Focus on the Fruit Part 3
October 14, 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 3

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  • - What if this season
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  • - What if this seasonis fast forwarding us
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  • is fast forwarding usinto the correct priorities?
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  • into the correct priorities?Would it be worth it?
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  • Would it be worth it?Would it be worth it?
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  • Would it be worth it?What if we're gonna get
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  • What if we're gonna get50 years of wisdom?
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  • 50 years of wisdom?The fruit of a season
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  • The fruit of a seasonof frustration.
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  • of frustration.Can I show you something else
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  • Can I show you something elsePaul said?
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  • Paul said?Go to Romans 8.
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  • Go to Romans 8.Focus on the fruit.
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  • Focus on the fruit.Or you can focus on
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  • Or you can focus onall the things you don't know.
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  • all the things you don't know.You can spit ignorance
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  • You can spit ignorancewith everybody else,
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  • with everybody else,conspiracy theories.
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  • conspiracy theories."I saw a UFO the other day.
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  • "I saw a UFO the other day.It barely even registered
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  • It barely even registeredbecause the world
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  • because the worldis so screwed up right now."
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  • is so screwed up right now."[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]So, you can focus on the UFO's,
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  • So, you can focus on the UFO's,the unknowable faith outcomes.
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  • the unknowable faith outcomes.I'm playing.
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  • I'm playing.I love y'all so much.
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  • I love y'all so much.I wish y'all were here.
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  • 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?"
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  • "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 --
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  • '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,
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  • On a scale of ten to two,how much of God's word
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  • how much of God's worddo you want today?
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  • 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.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]Man, y'all ought to be sharing
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  • Man, y'all ought to be sharingthis message right now.
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  • this message right now.You ought to be sharing
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  • You ought to be sharingthis link right now.
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  • this link right now.'Cause, see, the gospel
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  • 'Cause, see, the gospelcan bear fruit
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  • can bear fruitonly if it's sown.
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  • only if it's sown.You ought to share this message
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  • You ought to share this messagewhen it's over.
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  • when it's over.We have other services
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  • We have other servicesall through the day.
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  • all through the day.You ought to tell somebody,
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  • You ought to tell somebody,"Catch it when it
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  • "Catch it when itcomes on again.
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  • comes on again.You need to receive this word."
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  • You need to receive this word."That's how we sow
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • to what is goingto come forth from it.
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  • to come 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."
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  • 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
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  • But I'm not focusedon the frustration.
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  • on the frustration.I'm not focused on
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  • I'm not focused onthe frustration.
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  • the frustration.I'm not focused on the fear.
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  • 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 its own choice,
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  • Not of its 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, "God
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  • Somebody shout, "Godis setting me free!"
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  • is setting me free!"Free.
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  • Free.Free.
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  • Free.Free from the bondage
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  • Free from the bondageof decay and brought
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  • of decay and broughtinto the freedom
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  • 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.
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  • 'Cause we know.We know.
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  • We know.We know.
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  • We know.Some things I just know.
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  • Some things I just know.Some things I just know
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  • Some things I just knowin my soul.
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  • in my soul.Some things
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  • Some thingsI can't prove from a book.
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  • I can't prove from a book.Some things I can't Google.
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  • Some things I can't Google.Some things
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  • Some thingsI can't get from the news.
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  • I can't get from the news.Some things I can't learn
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  • Some things I can't learnfrom Twitter.
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  • 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.
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  • in a classroom.But I know in my spirit,
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  • But I know in my spirit,"that 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 ourselves,who 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 --
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  • Focus on the --The what?
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  • 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?
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  • is what?Love, joy, peace,
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  • Love, joy, peace,patience, kindness,
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  • 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
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  • 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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  • that doesn't look like Him.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]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.
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  • 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.
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  • in a recession.You think I'm not going
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  • You think I'm not goingto bring back to God
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  • to bring back to Godwhat He gave me?
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  • what He gave me?He is my source.
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  • He is my source.And yet there's this groaning.
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  • And yet there's this groaning.There's this tarrying.
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  • There's this tarrying.There's this groaning, he said,
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  • There's this groaning, he said,that words can't explain.
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  • that words can't explain.There's this tension.
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  • There's this tension.There's this unsettled.
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  • There's this unsettled.There's this --
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  • There's this --It's the 3 a.m. stuff.
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  • It's the 3 a.m. stuff.It's the 3 p.m. crash.
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  • It's the 3 p.m. crash.It's the "Another day of this?"
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  • It's the "Another day of this?"It's the "I'm so sick
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  • It's the "I'm so sickof these people around me."
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  • of these people around me."And yet if I focus on the fruit,
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  • And yet if I focus on the fruit,He said that
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  • He said thatmy present suffering
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  • my present sufferingisn't even worth comparing
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  • isn't even worth comparingto the glory
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  • to the glorythat will be revealed.
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  • that will be revealed.Can I keep going?
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  • - "Not only so,
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  • - "Not only so,but we ourselves,
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  • but we ourselves,who have the firstfruits
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  • who have the firstfruitsof the Spirit grown inwardly
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  • of the Spirit grown inwardlyas we wait eagerly
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  • as we wait eagerlyfor our adoption to sonship,
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  • for our adoption to sonship,the redemption of our bodies.
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  • the redemption of our bodies.For in this hope
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  • For in this hopewe were saved."
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  • we were saved."Hope is a focus, people.
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  • Hope is a focus, people.Not a feeling.
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  • Not a feeling.Hope is a focus.
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  • Hope is a focus.Hope is a focus.
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  • Hope is a focus.I'm focusing on the fruit.
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  • I'm focusing on the fruit.I'm focusing on the character.
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  • I'm focusing on the character.Perseverance builds character.
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  • Perseverance builds character.Focus on the fruit.
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  • Focus on the fruit.Look what God is doing
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  • Look what God is doingin you right now.
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  • in you right now.He said, "In this we hope.
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  • He said, "In this we hope.Even though we don't know."
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  • Even though we don't know."There's an instability
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  • There's an instabilityin the world.
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  • in the world.There always has been.
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  • There always has been."But hope that is seen
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  • "But hope that is seenis no hope at all.
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  • is no hope at all.For who hopes for what
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  • For who hopes for whatthey already have?"
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  • they already have?"See, if I know it,
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  • See, if I know it,I don't have to hope for it.
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  • I don't have to hope for it.That's where my faith grows.
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  • That's where my faith grows.That's the soil.
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  • That's the soil.That's where the seed
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  • That's where the seedbreaks apart.
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  • breaks apart.That's where you are right now.
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  • That's where you are right now.That's what God
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  • That's what Godis doing in this season.
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  • is doing in this season.Thank you, Lord.
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  • Thank you, Lord."But if we hope for
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  • "But if we hope forwhat we do not yet have,
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  • what we do not yet have,we wait for it patiently.
  • 00:07:01.573 --> 00:07:02.107
  • we wait for it patiently.In the same way,
  • 00:07:02.107 --> 00:07:02.874
  • In the same way,the Spirit helps us
  • 00:07:02.874 --> 00:07:03.842
  • the Spirit helps usin our weakness.
  • 00:07:03.842 --> 00:07:09.948
  • in our weakness.We do not know."
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  • We do not know.""Come on, Paul.
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  • "Come on, Paul.Come on, Paul.
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  • Come on, Paul.Make it rhyme.
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  • Make it rhyme.Make it rain.
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  • Make it rain.Come on, Paul.
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  • Come on, Paul.Give me the facts.
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  • Give me the facts.Come on, Paul.
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  • Come on, Paul.Set it up.
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  • Set it up.Come on, Paul.
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  • Come on, Paul.You can preach
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  • You can preachbetter than that."
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  • better than that."We do not know.
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  • We do not know.That's the soil
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  • That's the soilwhere hope springs forth,
  • 00:07:33.071 --> 00:07:34.873
  • where hope springs forth,and buds like faith,
  • 00:07:34.873 --> 00:07:38.310
  • and buds like faith,and looks like resurrection.
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  • and looks like resurrection.You alone, Lord,
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  • You alone, Lord,know if these bones can live.
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  • know if these bones can live."But in the same way," verse 26,
  • 00:07:48.086 --> 00:07:49.521
  • "But in the same way," verse 26,"the Spirit helps us
  • 00:07:49.521 --> 00:07:51.756
  • "the Spirit helps usin our weakness.
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  • in our weakness.We do not...
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  • We do not......know what we ought
  • 00:07:57.295 --> 00:07:57.762
  • ...know what we oughtto pray for,
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  • to pray for,but the Spirit Himself
  • 00:07:59.931 --> 00:08:01.466
  • but the Spirit Himselfintercedes for us
  • 00:08:01.466 --> 00:08:03.902
  • intercedes for usthrough wordless groans."
  • 00:08:03.902 --> 00:08:04.803
  • through wordless groans.""I don't even know
  • 00:08:04.803 --> 00:08:08.106
  • "I don't even knowwhat to pray."
  • 00:08:08.106 --> 00:08:09.007
  • what to pray."God said, "I'll take it
  • 00:08:09.007 --> 00:08:10.275
  • God said, "I'll take itfrom here.
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  • from here.I'll finish the sentence."
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  • I'll finish the sentence."Paul's in prison.
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  • Paul's in prison.God said, "I'll finish
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  • God said, "I'll finishthe sentence.
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  • the sentence.Even if the devil started it,
  • 00:08:19.618 --> 00:08:21.686
  • Even if the devil started it,I'll finish it.
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  • I'll finish it.I'll finish it.
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  • I'll finish it.I'll finish it."
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  • I'll finish it.""He who began a good work in you
  • 00:08:26.525 --> 00:08:27.292
  • "He who began a good work in youwill be faithful
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  • will be faithfulto complete it."
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  • to complete it."I'm focused on the fruit.
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  • I'm focused on the fruit.I'm focused on the fruit
  • 00:08:33.298 --> 00:08:34.566
  • I'm focused on the fruitbecause God is helping me.
  • 00:08:34.566 --> 00:08:35.667
  • because God is helping me."And He," verse 27,
  • 00:08:35.667 --> 00:08:36.668
  • "And He," verse 27,"who searches
  • 00:08:36.668 --> 00:08:37.836
  • "who searchesour hearts knows."
  • 00:08:37.836 --> 00:08:39.070
  • our hearts knows."He knows.
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  • He knows.He knows.
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  • He knows.You remember Jeremiah?
  • 00:08:41.540 --> 00:08:42.807
  • You remember Jeremiah?They were in captivity
  • 00:08:42.807 --> 00:08:43.808
  • They were in captivityto Babylon?
  • 00:08:43.808 --> 00:08:44.543
  • to Babylon?He said, "It's going
  • 00:08:44.543 --> 00:08:46.211
  • He said, "It's goingto be 70 long years."
  • 00:08:46.211 --> 00:08:47.245
  • to be 70 long years."But God said,
  • 00:08:47.245 --> 00:08:49.648
  • But God said,"I know the plans
  • 00:08:49.648 --> 00:08:51.950
  • "I know the plansI have for you."
  • 00:08:51.950 --> 00:08:52.784
  • I have for you."And you're not supposed
  • 00:08:52.784 --> 00:08:55.287
  • And you're not supposedto know them all.
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  • to know them all.There's some things
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  • There's some thingsyou're not supposed to know
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  • you're not supposed to know'cause that's where faith grows.
  • 00:09:01.192 --> 00:09:04.763
  • 'cause that's where faith grows.That's where hope grows.
  • 00:09:04.763 --> 00:09:05.797
  • That's where hope grows.That's where maturity
  • 00:09:05.797 --> 00:09:09.167
  • That's where maturitytakes root.
  • 00:09:09.167 --> 00:09:12.037
  • takes root."And the Spirit intercedes
  • 00:09:12.037 --> 00:09:14.172
  • "And the Spirit intercedesfor God's people in accordance
  • 00:09:14.172 --> 00:09:17.275
  • for God's people in accordancewith the will of God."
  • 00:09:17.275 --> 00:09:19.911
  • with the will of God."Here comes my favorite verse.
  • 00:09:19.911 --> 00:09:22.614
  • Here comes my favorite verse."And we know..."
  • 00:09:22.614 --> 00:09:25.350
  • "And we know..."Have you ever heard Romans 8:28?
  • 00:09:25.350 --> 00:09:28.753
  • Have you ever heard Romans 8:28?Oh, you can put this anchor down
  • 00:09:28.753 --> 00:09:30.789
  • Oh, you can put this anchor downin the deepest water
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  • in the deepest waterand get through the storm.
  • 00:09:33.124 --> 00:09:35.660
  • and get through the storm."That all things work together
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  • "That all things work togetherfor the good
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  • for the goodof those that love God."
  • 00:09:37.262 --> 00:09:37.696
  • of those that love God."Wait a minute.
  • 00:09:37.696 --> 00:09:38.163
  • Wait a minute.Wait a minute.
  • 00:09:38.163 --> 00:09:39.297
  • Wait a minute.That's where people stop.
  • 00:09:39.297 --> 00:09:41.366
  • That's where people stop.Finish the sentence.
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  • Finish the sentence.Somebody say,
  • 00:09:41.800 --> 00:09:42.634
  • Somebody say,"Finish the sentence."
  • 00:09:42.634 --> 00:09:43.802
  • "Finish the sentence."Like Paul in prison.
  • 00:09:43.802 --> 00:09:44.569
  • Like Paul in prison."I'm staying.
  • 00:09:44.569 --> 00:09:45.270
  • "I'm staying.I'm not..."
  • 00:09:45.270 --> 00:09:46.705
  • I'm not..."Do you know that when Paul
  • 00:09:46.705 --> 00:09:48.573
  • Do you know that when Pauland Silas were in prison,
  • 00:09:48.573 --> 00:09:49.708
  • and Silas were in prison,the doors opened
  • 00:09:49.708 --> 00:09:50.875
  • the doors openedbut they didn't leave?
  • 00:09:50.875 --> 00:09:51.376
  • but they didn't leave?Why?
  • 00:09:51.376 --> 00:09:53.411
  • Why?"We still got work to do.
  • 00:09:53.411 --> 00:09:55.480
  • "We still got work to do.I'm gonna finish the sentence.
  • 00:09:55.480 --> 00:09:56.982
  • I'm gonna finish the sentence.I'm gonna see
  • 00:09:56.982 --> 00:09:58.750
  • I'm gonna seethe goodness of the Lord."
  • 00:09:58.750 --> 00:09:59.784
  • the goodness of the Lord."Don't let the devil
  • 00:09:59.784 --> 00:10:01.019
  • Don't let the devilcut you off now.
  • 00:10:01.019 --> 00:10:02.654
  • cut you off now.Don't let him speak fear
  • 00:10:02.654 --> 00:10:04.322
  • Don't let him speak fearwhile God is...
  • 00:10:04.322 --> 00:10:05.590
  • while God is...building faith.
  • 00:10:05.590 --> 00:10:06.791
  • building faith.Finish the sentence.
  • 00:10:06.791 --> 00:10:07.959
  • Finish the sentence.Finish the work.
  • 00:10:07.959 --> 00:10:09.594
  • Finish the work.Be strong and courageous.
  • 00:10:09.594 --> 00:10:10.996
  • Be strong and courageous.Take the land.
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  • Take the land.For, "we know
  • 00:10:13.298 --> 00:10:15.567
  • For, "we knowthat all things
  • 00:10:15.567 --> 00:10:16.968
  • that all thingswork together for the good
  • 00:10:16.968 --> 00:10:18.637
  • work together for the goodof those who love him."
  • 00:10:18.637 --> 00:10:19.504
  • of those who love him.""I don't know much,
  • 00:10:19.504 --> 00:10:21.406
  • "I don't know much,but I know I love you, Lord.
  • 00:10:21.406 --> 00:10:23.608
  • but I know I love you, Lord.That may be all I need to know.
  • 00:10:23.608 --> 00:10:25.076
  • That may be all I need to know.I know I love you.
  • 00:10:25.076 --> 00:10:26.511
  • I know I love you.I know I'm called.
  • 00:10:26.511 --> 00:10:28.013
  • I know I'm called.I know I'm appointed.
  • 00:10:28.013 --> 00:10:29.814
  • I know I'm appointed.I know You spoke it.
  • 00:10:29.814 --> 00:10:31.916
  • I know You spoke it.I know You're able."
  • 00:10:31.916 --> 00:10:35.553
  • I know You're able."[Applause]
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  • [Applause]But finish the sentence.
  • 00:10:37.422 --> 00:10:39.924
  • But finish the sentence."All things work together
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  • "All things work togetherfor those who love God
  • 00:10:40.625 --> 00:10:41.393
  • for those who love Godand are called
  • 00:10:41.393 --> 00:10:44.796
  • and are calledaccording to His purpose."
  • 00:10:44.796 --> 00:10:47.632
  • according to His purpose."That's the fruit.
  • 00:10:47.632 --> 00:10:50.035
  • That's the fruit.Focus on the fruit
  • 00:10:50.035 --> 00:10:51.870
  • Focus on the fruitbecause if you don't focus
  • 00:10:51.870 --> 00:10:52.937
  • because if you don't focuson the fruit of what God
  • 00:10:52.937 --> 00:10:53.805
  • on the fruit of what Godis doing right now,
  • 00:10:53.805 --> 00:10:55.140
  • is doing right now,you will die in the frustration
  • 00:10:55.140 --> 00:10:57.375
  • you will die in the frustrationas you wait.
  • 00:10:57.375 --> 00:10:59.244
  • as you wait.So, I wanna give you a choice.
  • 00:10:59.244 --> 00:11:02.080
  • So, I wanna give you a choice.Paul said, "I hadn't decided yet
  • 00:11:02.080 --> 00:11:03.915
  • Paul said, "I hadn't decided yetwhat I wanna do."
  • 00:11:03.915 --> 00:11:05.450
  • what I wanna do."It's like, "Paul,
  • 00:11:05.450 --> 00:11:07.152
  • It's like, "Paul,this is not Applebee's.
  • 00:11:07.152 --> 00:11:09.087
  • this is not Applebee's.There is no menu."
  • 00:11:09.087 --> 00:11:10.922
  • There is no menu."Y'all remember Applebee's?
  • 00:11:10.922 --> 00:11:12.691
  • Y'all remember Applebee's?That's an American food chain
  • 00:11:12.691 --> 00:11:13.391
  • That's an American food chainthat existed
  • 00:11:13.391 --> 00:11:14.426
  • that existedbefore the plagues.
  • 00:11:14.426 --> 00:11:17.062
  • before the plagues.[Laughter]
  • 00:11:17.062 --> 00:11:18.530
  • [Laughter]"Paul, this is not Morton's.
  • 00:11:18.530 --> 00:11:20.498
  • "Paul, this is not Morton's.You are not deciding steak
  • 00:11:20.498 --> 00:11:21.666
  • You are not deciding steakor chicken.
  • 00:11:21.666 --> 00:11:23.868
  • or chicken.This is prison.
  • 00:11:23.868 --> 00:11:24.703
  • This is prison.Nobody's asking you
  • 00:11:24.703 --> 00:11:27.839
  • Nobody's asking youif you wanna live or die."
  • 00:11:27.839 --> 00:11:33.344
  • if you wanna live or die."Yet, Paul still had a choice.
  • 00:11:33.344 --> 00:11:36.381
  • Yet, Paul still had a choice.You still have a choice.
  • 00:11:36.381 --> 00:11:38.750
  • You still have a choice.The choice is your focus.
  • 00:11:38.750 --> 00:11:40.685
  • The choice is your focus.Focus is always chosen.
  • 00:11:40.685 --> 00:11:41.386
  • Focus is always chosen.How are you gonna start
  • 00:11:41.386 --> 00:11:42.053
  • How are you gonna startthis week?
  • 00:11:42.053 --> 00:11:42.654
  • this week?How are you gonna start
  • 00:11:42.654 --> 00:11:43.521
  • How are you gonna startthis day?
  • 00:11:43.521 --> 00:11:44.055
  • this day?How are you gonna
  • 00:11:44.055 --> 00:11:45.056
  • How are you gonnastart tomorrow?
  • 00:11:45.056 --> 00:11:45.590
  • start tomorrow?How are you --
  • 00:11:45.590 --> 00:11:47.358
  • How are you --Where are you gonna look at?
  • 00:11:47.358 --> 00:11:50.095
  • Where are you gonna look at?Focus is chosen.
  • 00:11:50.095 --> 00:11:50.695
  • Focus is chosen.That's the only thing
  • 00:11:50.695 --> 00:11:52.797
  • That's the only thingyou can control.
  • 00:11:52.797 --> 00:11:53.398
  • you can control.That's the only thing
  • 00:11:53.398 --> 00:11:54.632
  • That's the only thingthat will really create peace
  • 00:11:54.632 --> 00:11:57.469
  • that will really create peacein a storm.
  • 00:11:57.469 --> 00:11:58.503
  • in a storm.Peter didn't fall down
  • 00:11:58.503 --> 00:11:59.604
  • Peter didn't fall downwhen he got out the boat
  • 00:11:59.604 --> 00:12:02.707
  • when he got out the boatbecause the water got wetter.
  • 00:12:02.707 --> 00:12:03.441
  • because the water got wetter.He didn't fall down
  • 00:12:03.441 --> 00:12:04.943
  • He didn't fall downbecause of strong wind.
  • 00:12:04.943 --> 00:12:05.577
  • because of strong wind.He fell down because
  • 00:12:05.577 --> 00:12:07.846
  • He fell down becauseof broken focus
  • 00:12:07.846 --> 00:12:08.446
  • of broken focuswhen he took
  • 00:12:08.446 --> 00:12:09.914
  • when he tookhis eyes off Jesus.
  • 00:12:09.914 --> 00:12:11.649
  • his eyes off Jesus.Now, that's what happens
  • 00:12:11.649 --> 00:12:13.585
  • Now, that's what happenswhen we go by sight
  • 00:12:13.585 --> 00:12:16.721
  • when we go by sightwhen we need to know too much.
  • 00:12:16.721 --> 00:12:17.889
  • when we need to know too much.And give me verse 21 again,
  • 00:12:17.889 --> 00:12:19.991
  • And give me verse 21 again,'cause I'm not done with this.
  • 00:12:19.991 --> 00:12:21.526
  • 'cause I'm not done with this.And I intent to mine every drop
  • 00:12:21.526 --> 00:12:22.694
  • And I intent to mine every dropout of this word God gave me.
  • 00:12:22.694 --> 00:12:24.796
  • out of this word God gave me.Focus on the fruit.
  • 00:12:24.796 --> 00:12:26.030
  • Focus on the fruit.If God is squeezing you
  • 00:12:26.030 --> 00:12:26.564
  • If God is squeezing youright now,
  • 00:12:26.564 --> 00:12:27.332
  • right now,something productive
  • 00:12:27.332 --> 00:12:28.500
  • something productiveis coming from it.
  • 00:12:28.500 --> 00:12:31.703
  • is coming from it.I promise you it is.
  • 00:12:31.703 --> 00:12:32.570
  • I promise you it is."For we know that all things
  • 00:12:32.570 --> 00:12:33.304
  • "For we know that all thingswork together for the good
  • 00:12:33.304 --> 00:12:34.005
  • work together for the goodof those who love God."
  • 00:12:34.005 --> 00:12:35.540
  • of those who love God."Now check this out.
  • 00:12:35.540 --> 00:12:36.307
  • Now check this out.No, that's not the one.
  • 00:12:36.307 --> 00:12:38.543
  • No, that's not the one.It's maybe 22.
  • 00:12:38.543 --> 00:12:39.043
  • It's maybe 22.No, no, no.
  • 00:12:39.043 --> 00:12:39.644
  • No, no, no.It's, yeah.
  • 00:12:39.644 --> 00:12:40.411
  • It's, yeah.Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
  • 00:12:40.411 --> 00:12:41.412
  • Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.No, no, no.
  • 00:12:41.412 --> 00:12:43.748
  • No, no, no.Go back.
  • 00:12:43.748 --> 00:12:46.184
  • Go back.Go to the one before.
  • 00:12:46.184 --> 00:12:48.153
  • Go to the one before.Go to the one before.
  • 00:12:48.153 --> 00:12:48.586
  • Go to the one before.Yeah.
  • 00:12:48.586 --> 00:12:51.823
  • Yeah."The creation waits."
  • 00:12:51.823 --> 00:12:52.791
  • "The creation waits."Romans 8:19.
  • 00:12:52.791 --> 00:12:53.658
  • Romans 8:19.Is it on the screen?
  • 00:12:53.658 --> 00:12:55.426
  • Is it on the screen?The lower third?
  • 00:12:55.426 --> 00:12:56.594
  • The lower third?Read this with me.
  • 00:12:56.594 --> 00:12:57.462
  • Read this with me."For the creation waits
  • 00:12:57.462 --> 00:13:00.965
  • "For the creation waitsin eager expectation
  • 00:13:00.965 --> 00:13:01.733
  • in eager expectationfor the children of God
  • 00:13:01.733 --> 00:13:03.935
  • for the children of Godto be revealed."
  • 00:13:03.935 --> 00:13:04.669
  • to be revealed."The creation waits
  • 00:13:04.669 --> 00:13:06.704
  • The creation waitsfor a revelation.
  • 00:13:06.704 --> 00:13:08.706
  • for a revelation.Waits.
  • 00:13:08.706 --> 00:13:10.341
  • Waits.Eager expectation.
  • 00:13:10.341 --> 00:13:11.442
  • Eager expectation.What does that look like?
  • 00:13:11.442 --> 00:13:14.078
  • What does that look like?Eager expectation.
  • 00:13:14.078 --> 00:13:16.981
  • Eager expectation.It doesn't look like certainty.
  • 00:13:16.981 --> 00:13:17.949
  • It doesn't look like certainty.The Greek word, Chunks,
  • 00:13:17.949 --> 00:13:26.257
  • The Greek word, Chunks,is three words apo-kara-dokia.
  • 00:13:26.257 --> 00:13:26.891
  • is three words apo-kara-dokia.Apo --
  • 00:13:26.891 --> 00:13:29.060
  • Apo --Everybody say "Apo."
  • 00:13:29.060 --> 00:13:29.727
  • Everybody say "Apo."Not the dog food.
  • 00:13:29.727 --> 00:13:32.063
  • Not the dog food.Apo.
  • 00:13:32.063 --> 00:13:32.897
  • Apo.Listen what it means.
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  • Listen what it means.The prefix means to turn away
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  • The prefix means to turn awayignoring other interests.
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  • ignoring other interests.The English word is not --
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  • The English word is not --You can't translate it
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  • You can't translate itwith one word,
  • 00:13:41.506 --> 00:13:43.875
  • with one word,so they put eager expectation
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  • so they put eager expectationbecause there is no way
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  • because there is no wayto describe humanly
  • 00:13:46.511 --> 00:13:47.078
  • to describe humanlythe kind of hope
  • 00:13:47.078 --> 00:13:49.314
  • the kind of hopethat Paul had.
  • 00:13:49.314 --> 00:13:50.949
  • that Paul had.You can't put it in just a word.
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  • You can't put it in just a word.He actually made his own word up
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  • He actually made his own word upand you can only find it
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  • and you can only find itin early Christian literature.
  • 00:13:57.322 --> 00:13:58.323
  • in early Christian literature.Nobody in the empire,
  • 00:13:58.323 --> 00:13:59.457
  • Nobody in the empire,the Roman empire,
  • 00:13:59.457 --> 00:14:01.426
  • the Roman empire,said the word apokaradokia.
  • 00:14:01.426 --> 00:14:03.127
  • said the word apokaradokia.Paul made it up.
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  • Paul made it up.It was a prison sentence.
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  • It was a prison sentence.It was something
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  • It was somethinghe could only get
  • 00:14:07.866 --> 00:14:09.133
  • he could only getwhen he was going through.
  • 00:14:09.133 --> 00:14:10.168
  • when he was going through.There is some fruit
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  • There is some fruitthat can only be born
  • 00:14:11.836 --> 00:14:12.737
  • that can only be bornwhen you're going through.
  • 00:14:12.737 --> 00:14:17.075
  • when you're going through.But you have to focus.
  • 00:14:17.075 --> 00:14:19.444
  • But you have to focus.Apo is the prefix.
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  • Apo is the prefix.And I could preach
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  • And I could preacha whole sermon on that prefix.
  • 00:14:22.380 --> 00:14:24.916
  • a whole sermon on that prefix.Apo, to turn away ignoring
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  • Apo, to turn away ignoringother interests.
  • 00:14:25.750 --> 00:14:26.851
  • other interests.It means I have to choose
  • 00:14:26.851 --> 00:14:28.853
  • It means I have to choosemy focus right now.
  • 00:14:28.853 --> 00:14:29.787
  • my focus right now.Moment by moment,
  • 00:14:29.787 --> 00:14:30.788
  • Moment by moment,what will I look at?
  • 00:14:30.788 --> 00:14:31.956
  • what will I look at?Will I look at the waves
  • 00:14:31.956 --> 00:14:33.191
  • Will I look at the wavesor will I look at the one
  • 00:14:33.191 --> 00:14:34.192
  • or will I look at the onewho created the waves
  • 00:14:34.192 --> 00:14:35.460
  • who created the wavesand the wind is subject
  • 00:14:35.460 --> 00:14:36.261
  • and the wind is subjectto His word?
  • 00:14:36.261 --> 00:14:39.898
  • to His word?What will I look at right now?
  • 00:14:39.898 --> 00:14:40.965
  • What will I look at right now?If I look away from Jesus,
  • 00:14:40.965 --> 00:14:41.733
  • If I look away from Jesus,I'm gonna fall.
  • 00:14:41.733 --> 00:14:42.800
  • I'm gonna fall.If I look at what it feels like,
  • 00:14:42.800 --> 00:14:43.635
  • If I look at what it feels like,I'm gonna fall.
  • 00:14:43.635 --> 00:14:45.270
  • I'm gonna fall.If I look at what I don't know,
  • 00:14:45.270 --> 00:14:48.206
  • If I look at what I don't know,I'm going to go crazy."
  • 00:14:48.206 --> 00:14:49.340
  • I'm going to go crazy.""If I keep looking at my phone,
  • 00:14:49.340 --> 00:14:51.042
  • "If I keep looking at my phone,I'm gonna fall.
  • 00:14:51.042 --> 00:14:52.243
  • I'm gonna fall.God, show me something greater
  • 00:14:52.243 --> 00:14:53.845
  • God, show me something greateron the inside."
  • 00:14:53.845 --> 00:14:55.246
  • on the inside."Apo.
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  • Apo.Kara.
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  • Kara.Kara's simple.
  • 00:14:57.749 --> 00:14:59.918
  • Kara's simple.It just means head.
  • 00:14:59.918 --> 00:15:02.487
  • It just means head.Which is significant, right?
  • 00:15:02.487 --> 00:15:04.122
  • Which is significant, right?It's significant
  • 00:15:04.122 --> 00:15:04.956
  • It's significantbecause the only thing
  • 00:15:04.956 --> 00:15:05.723
  • because the only thingyou really control
  • 00:15:05.723 --> 00:15:10.395
  • you really controlis what goes on in here.
  • 00:15:10.395 --> 00:15:11.629
  • is what goes on in here.That's the only domain
  • 00:15:11.629 --> 00:15:16.000
  • That's the only domainthat I can control right now.
  • 00:15:16.000 --> 00:15:16.567
  • that I can control right now.You can't have
  • 00:15:16.567 --> 00:15:19.270
  • You can't havemy imagination, devil.
  • 00:15:19.270 --> 00:15:22.740
  • my imagination, devil.You can't have my meditation.
  • 00:15:22.740 --> 00:15:25.176
  • You can't have my meditation.I'm not going to dwell
  • 00:15:25.176 --> 00:15:27.445
  • I'm not going to dwellon sentences of unworthiness.
  • 00:15:27.445 --> 00:15:29.180
  • on sentences of unworthiness.I'm not going to dwell
  • 00:15:29.180 --> 00:15:30.081
  • I'm not going to dwellon what was spoken
  • 00:15:30.081 --> 00:15:31.182
  • on what was spokenover my life by people
  • 00:15:31.182 --> 00:15:33.151
  • over my life by peoplewho didn't even like me.
  • 00:15:33.151 --> 00:15:34.719
  • who didn't even like me.I'm not going to go off
  • 00:15:34.719 --> 00:15:36.487
  • I'm not going to go offof what the world is saying.
  • 00:15:36.487 --> 00:15:39.123
  • of what the world is saying.I've got a new mind.
  • 00:15:39.123 --> 00:15:40.224
  • I've got a new mind.Don't you wish they made
  • 00:15:40.224 --> 00:15:43.394
  • Don't you wish they madea mask for your mind?
  • 00:15:43.394 --> 00:15:44.595
  • a mask for your mind?I would buy it, sell it,
  • 00:15:44.595 --> 00:15:46.597
  • I would buy it, sell it,wear it, declare it.
  • 00:15:46.597 --> 00:15:48.166
  • wear it, declare it.I'd put an Elevation logo on.
  • 00:15:48.166 --> 00:15:49.067
  • I'd put an Elevation logo on.I'd make a fortune
  • 00:15:49.067 --> 00:15:49.801
  • I'd make a fortuneif I could keep
  • 00:15:49.801 --> 00:15:51.102
  • if I could keepall of the thoughts
  • 00:15:51.102 --> 00:15:52.136
  • all of the thoughtsfrom coming out of my mind.
  • 00:15:52.136 --> 00:15:53.171
  • from coming out of my mind.But it doesn't work like that.
  • 00:15:53.171 --> 00:15:54.772
  • But it doesn't work like that.You've got to focus.
  • 00:15:54.772 --> 00:15:55.873
  • You've got to focus.Watch this.
  • 00:15:55.873 --> 00:16:04.482
  • Watch this.Apokara, d-o-k-i-a, dokia.
  • 00:16:04.482 --> 00:16:05.483
  • Apokara, d-o-k-i-a, dokia.Dokia's the most anointed
  • 00:16:05.483 --> 00:16:08.252
  • Dokia's the most anointedpart to me because after
  • 00:16:08.252 --> 00:16:10.388
  • part to me because afterI've turned away --
  • 00:16:10.388 --> 00:16:12.023
  • I've turned away --That's why he said the creation
  • 00:16:12.023 --> 00:16:14.292
  • That's why he said the creationwaits in apokaradokia.
  • 00:16:14.292 --> 00:16:16.461
  • waits in apokaradokia.The only other time this word
  • 00:16:16.461 --> 00:16:17.195
  • The only other time this wordis in the Bible
  • 00:16:17.195 --> 00:16:20.498
  • is in the Bibleis in Philippians 1.
  • 00:16:20.498 --> 00:16:21.599
  • is in Philippians 1.That's the only other time
  • 00:16:21.599 --> 00:16:23.401
  • That's the only other timeit's in the Bible,
  • 00:16:23.401 --> 00:16:25.169
  • it's in the Bible,when Paul was in prison.
  • 00:16:25.169 --> 00:16:26.471
  • when Paul was in prison.And if he looked at the chains
  • 00:16:26.471 --> 00:16:27.405
  • And if he looked at the chainsthat were on his hands,
  • 00:16:27.405 --> 00:16:28.973
  • that were on his hands,he'd get depressed.
  • 00:16:28.973 --> 00:16:29.674
  • he'd get depressed.And if he looked
  • 00:16:29.674 --> 00:16:31.009
  • And if he lookedat the situation he was in,
  • 00:16:31.009 --> 00:16:33.144
  • at the situation he was in,he'd get depressed.
  • 00:16:33.144 --> 00:16:34.012
  • he'd get depressed.So he said, "I can't look
  • 00:16:34.012 --> 00:16:34.979
  • So he said, "I can't lookat that right now."
  • 00:16:34.979 --> 00:16:35.380
  • at that right now."Come on.
  • 00:16:35.380 --> 00:16:36.114
  • Come on.Close your eyes.
  • 00:16:36.114 --> 00:16:36.647
  • Close your eyes.You've been looking around
  • 00:16:36.647 --> 00:16:37.749
  • You've been looking aroundtoo much.
  • 00:16:37.749 --> 00:16:38.549
  • too much.He said "I can't look
  • 00:16:38.549 --> 00:16:39.984
  • He said "I can't lookat that right now."
  • 00:16:39.984 --> 00:16:41.586
  • at that right now."Apo, turn away,
  • 00:16:41.586 --> 00:16:43.488
  • Apo, turn away,ignoring what I could focus on.
  • 00:16:43.488 --> 00:16:45.256
  • ignoring what I could focus on.I could focus on the pain,
  • 00:16:45.256 --> 00:16:47.125
  • I could focus on the pain,but I'm focused on the purpose.
  • 00:16:47.125 --> 00:16:48.426
  • but I'm focused on the purpose.I could be petty
  • 00:16:48.426 --> 00:16:49.994
  • I could be pettyor I could give praise.
  • 00:16:49.994 --> 00:16:50.995
  • or I could give praise.I'm turning away
  • 00:16:50.995 --> 00:16:51.696
  • I'm turning awayfrom what I could
  • 00:16:51.696 --> 00:16:52.997
  • from what I couldcomplain about.
  • 00:16:52.997 --> 00:16:53.998
  • complain about.I've got a reason
  • 00:16:53.998 --> 00:16:55.166
  • I've got a reasonto be grateful.
  • 00:16:55.166 --> 00:16:56.000
  • to be grateful.Apo.
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  • Apo.Kara, head, mind.
  • 00:16:57.902 --> 00:17:02.140
  • Kara, head, mind.Dokia, to stretch forward.
  • 00:17:02.140 --> 00:17:04.008
  • Dokia, to stretch forward.Did you hear it?
  • 00:17:04.008 --> 00:17:06.844
  • Did you hear it?Paul said, "I'm looking forward.
  • 00:17:06.844 --> 00:17:08.046
  • Paul said, "I'm looking forward.I don't know how long
  • 00:17:08.046 --> 00:17:09.213
  • I don't know how longI'm gonna be here,
  • 00:17:09.213 --> 00:17:12.250
  • I'm gonna be here,but I'm looking forward
  • 00:17:12.250 --> 00:17:16.020
  • but I'm looking forwardto my fruit on the other side.
  • 00:17:16.020 --> 00:17:18.756
  • to my fruit on the other side.I'm looking forward to glory
  • 00:17:18.756 --> 00:17:20.458
  • I'm looking forward to gloryon the other side.
  • 00:17:20.458 --> 00:17:22.260
  • on the other side.I'm looking forward
  • 00:17:22.260 --> 00:17:24.495
  • I'm looking forwardto a greater anointing,
  • 00:17:24.495 --> 00:17:27.231
  • to a greater anointing,a brighter day,
  • 00:17:27.231 --> 00:17:28.066
  • a brighter day,a peaceful heart.
  • 00:17:28.066 --> 00:17:30.101
  • a peaceful heart.I'm looking forward
  • 00:17:30.101 --> 00:17:33.771
  • I'm looking forwardto a purpose 'cause I know
  • 00:17:33.771 --> 00:17:37.075
  • to a purpose 'cause I knowthat all things work together
  • 00:17:37.075 --> 00:17:38.342
  • that all things work togetherfor the good
  • 00:17:38.342 --> 00:17:39.811
  • for the goodof them that love Him.
  • 00:17:39.811 --> 00:17:41.879
  • of them that love Him.I know I've got a purpose.
  • 00:17:41.879 --> 00:17:44.015
  • I know I've got a purpose.I know He's got a plan
  • 00:17:44.015 --> 00:17:49.887
  • I know He's got a planand I will see it come to pass."
  • 00:17:49.887 --> 00:17:50.955
  • and I will see it come to pass."- ♪ Yeah ♪
  • 00:17:50.955 --> 00:17:52.056
  • - ♪ Yeah ♪- You better give Him praise!
  • 00:17:52.056 --> 00:17:52.790
  • - You better give Him praise!- ♪ You turn bones ♪
  • 00:17:52.790 --> 00:17:54.492
  • - ♪ You turn bones ♪♪ Into armies ♪
  • 00:17:54.492 --> 00:17:54.992
  • ♪ Into armies ♪- Praise Him
  • 00:17:54.992 --> 00:17:57.161
  • - Praise Himfor what He's doing!
  • 00:17:57.161 --> 00:18:00.898
  • for what He's doing!Praise Him for who He is!
  • 00:18:00.898 --> 00:18:01.799
  • Praise Him for who He is!Yes, He can!
  • 00:18:01.799 --> 00:18:05.036
  • Yes, He can!- ♪ Only one who can ♪
  • 00:18:05.036 --> 00:18:05.503
  • - ♪ Only one who can ♪- Come on.
  • 00:18:05.503 --> 00:18:06.938
  • - Come on.It's no secret.
  • 00:18:06.938 --> 00:18:08.339
  • It's no secret.- ♪ You turn graves ♪
  • 00:18:08.339 --> 00:18:09.674
  • - ♪ You turn graves ♪♪ Into gardens ♪
  • 00:18:09.674 --> 00:18:11.542
  • ♪ Into gardens ♪- He's doing it right now
  • 00:18:11.542 --> 00:18:12.477
  • - He's doing it right nowin your home.
  • 00:18:12.477 --> 00:18:13.444
  • in your home.- ♪ You turn bones ♪
  • 00:18:13.444 --> 00:18:15.613
  • - ♪ You turn bones ♪- In your heart,
  • 00:18:15.613 --> 00:18:18.116
  • - In your heart,in your mind.
  • 00:18:18.116 --> 00:18:20.084
  • in your mind.Miracles.
  • 00:18:20.084 --> 00:18:22.019
  • Miracles.Signs.
  • 00:18:22.019 --> 00:18:22.854
  • Signs.Wonders.
  • 00:18:22.854 --> 00:18:27.091
  • - This is the word
  • 00:18:29.861 --> 00:18:32.096
  • - This is the wordof the Lord.
  • 00:18:32.096 --> 00:18:34.599
  • of the Lord.You are in a season
  • 00:18:34.599 --> 00:18:37.301
  • You are in a seasonwhere you must focus
  • 00:18:37.301 --> 00:18:41.239
  • where you must focuson the fruit, your fruit.
  • 00:18:41.239 --> 00:18:42.039
  • on the fruit, your fruit."He will be like a tree
  • 00:18:42.039 --> 00:18:43.074
  • "He will be like a treeplanted by the streams of water
  • 00:18:43.074 --> 00:18:43.708
  • planted by the streams of waterwhich will yield
  • 00:18:43.708 --> 00:18:46.144
  • which will yieldits fruit in season."
  • 00:18:46.144 --> 00:18:47.211
  • its fruit in season."All you gotta do
  • 00:18:47.211 --> 00:18:47.979
  • All you gotta doin this season
  • 00:18:47.979 --> 00:18:49.814
  • in this seasonis yield your fruit
  • 00:18:49.814 --> 00:18:51.015
  • is yield your fruitand you will make it.
  • 00:18:51.015 --> 00:18:52.450
  • and you will make it.You will see it.
  • 00:18:52.450 --> 00:18:55.653
  • You will see it.Now, caution,
  • 00:18:55.653 --> 00:18:59.323
  • Now, caution,if you focus on your fears,
  • 00:18:59.323 --> 00:19:00.491
  • if you focus on your fears,you can die on the other side
  • 00:19:00.491 --> 00:19:00.992
  • you can die on the other sideof something
  • 00:19:00.992 --> 00:19:02.660
  • of somethingthat God had for you.
  • 00:19:02.660 --> 00:19:04.462
  • that God had for you.You really can.
  • 00:19:04.462 --> 00:19:06.631
  • You really can.As a matter of fact,
  • 00:19:06.631 --> 00:19:07.698
  • As a matter of fact,give me Numbers 13
  • 00:19:07.698 --> 00:19:08.699
  • give me Numbers 13and I promise y'all
  • 00:19:08.699 --> 00:19:10.701
  • and I promise y'allI'll go eat a scrambled egg
  • 00:19:10.701 --> 00:19:11.802
  • I'll go eat a scrambled eggor something.
  • 00:19:11.802 --> 00:19:12.336
  • or something.Somebody put
  • 00:19:12.336 --> 00:19:13.304
  • Somebody put"Focus on the fruit.
  • 00:19:13.304 --> 00:19:13.971
  • "Focus on the fruit.Focus on the fruit.
  • 00:19:13.971 --> 00:19:15.072
  • Focus on the fruit.Focus on the fruit.
  • 00:19:15.072 --> 00:19:16.941
  • Focus on the fruit."Y'all can't touch each other,
  • 00:19:16.941 --> 00:19:17.475
  • "Y'all can't touch each other,but tell each other
  • 00:19:17.475 --> 00:19:18.409
  • but tell each other'Focus on the fruit.
  • 00:19:18.409 --> 00:19:19.610
  • 'Focus on the fruit.Focus on the fruit.'"
  • 00:19:19.610 --> 00:19:20.244
  • Focus on the fruit.'"Don't touch your neighbor.
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  • Don't touch your neighbor.Nod at your neighbor.
  • 00:19:21.245 --> 00:19:22.079
  • Nod at your neighbor.Stretch your head toward
  • 00:19:22.079 --> 00:19:22.547
  • Stretch your head towardyour neighbor
  • 00:19:22.547 --> 00:19:23.581
  • your neighborlike apokaradokia.
  • 00:19:23.581 --> 00:19:24.982
  • like apokaradokia.Stretch your head.
  • 00:19:24.982 --> 00:19:25.449
  • Stretch your head.Come on.
  • 00:19:25.449 --> 00:19:26.350
  • Come on.This is the new thing.
  • 00:19:26.350 --> 00:19:27.018
  • This is the new thing.We're gonna replace
  • 00:19:27.018 --> 00:19:27.852
  • We're gonna replacethe handshake and the hug
  • 00:19:27.852 --> 00:19:28.920
  • the handshake and the hugwith the head nod, all right?
  • 00:19:28.920 --> 00:19:30.354
  • with the head nod, all right?Just nod you head right now.
  • 00:19:30.354 --> 00:19:31.255
  • Just nod you head right now.Nod your head right now.
  • 00:19:31.255 --> 00:19:32.456
  • Nod your head right now.You see me nodding at you?
  • 00:19:32.456 --> 00:19:33.424
  • You see me nodding at you?You are gonna make it.
  • 00:19:33.424 --> 00:19:34.458
  • You are gonna make it.You are gonna come through.
  • 00:19:34.458 --> 00:19:35.159
  • You are gonna come through.You are gonna see it
  • 00:19:35.159 --> 00:19:40.164
  • You are gonna see itif you focus on the fruit.
  • 00:19:40.164 --> 00:19:40.965
  • if you focus on the fruit.Because we've been preaching
  • 00:19:40.965 --> 00:19:42.967
  • Because we've been preachingabout Egypt.
  • 00:19:42.967 --> 00:19:43.534
  • about Egypt.Egypt is what
  • 00:19:43.534 --> 00:19:45.269
  • Egypt is whatthey were leaving
  • 00:19:45.269 --> 00:19:46.504
  • they were leavingwhen the children of Israel
  • 00:19:46.504 --> 00:19:47.338
  • when the children of Israelwere focused
  • 00:19:47.338 --> 00:19:49.173
  • were focusedon where they had left
  • 00:19:49.173 --> 00:19:51.375
  • on where they had leftand what they had lost.
  • 00:19:51.375 --> 00:19:52.043
  • and what they had lost.That generation died
  • 00:19:52.043 --> 00:19:52.810
  • That generation diedin the wilderness.
  • 00:19:52.810 --> 00:19:53.844
  • in the wilderness.And here's why.
  • 00:19:53.844 --> 00:19:57.949
  • And here's why.Look at Numbers 13:27.
  • 00:19:57.949 --> 00:19:58.749
  • Look at Numbers 13:27.They told Moses --
  • 00:19:58.749 --> 00:19:59.684
  • They told Moses --The spies who went
  • 00:19:59.684 --> 00:20:00.651
  • The spies who wentinto the land said,
  • 00:20:00.651 --> 00:20:01.586
  • into the land said,"We went into the land
  • 00:20:01.586 --> 00:20:02.220
  • "We went into the landwhich you sent us,
  • 00:20:02.220 --> 00:20:03.688
  • which you sent us,and it does flow with milk
  • 00:20:03.688 --> 00:20:04.322
  • and it does flow with milkand honey."
  • 00:20:04.322 --> 00:20:04.789
  • and honey."Watch this.
  • 00:20:04.789 --> 00:20:05.523
  • Watch this.Stay right here.
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  • Stay right here."Here is its fruit."
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  • "Here is its fruit."They were carrying
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  • They were carryinga cluster of grapes on a pole.
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  • a cluster of grapes on a pole.It took Zeke and Brandon
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  • It took Zeke and Brandonto carry the pole.
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  • to carry the pole.Y'all act like y'all
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  • Y'all act like y'allare carrying something
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  • are carrying somethingbetween you right now.
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  • between you right now.Just walk.
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  • Just walk.Don't come too close.
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  • Don't come too close.Six feet.
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  • Six feet.Six feet apart.
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  • Six feet apart.This pole is six feet apart.
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  • This pole is six feet apart.And they walked and they walked.
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  • And they walked and they walked.And they're telling
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  • And they're telling"Here's the fruit."
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  • "Here's the fruit."Look at the next verse.
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  • Look at the next verse.This is sad.
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  • This is sad.Look at it.
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  • Look at it.It's a focus.
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  • It's a focus.It's a focus.
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  • It's a focus."But the people
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  • "But the peoplewho live there are powerful.
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  • who live there are powerful.And the cities are fortified
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  • And the cities are fortifiedand very large.
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  • and very large.We even saw the descendants
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  • We even saw the descendantsof Anon there."
  • 00:20:37.021 --> 00:20:39.156
  • of Anon there."They were so focused
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  • They were so focusedon what they had to fight.
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  • on what they had to fight.They were so focused
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  • They were so focusedon what they feared
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  • on what they fearedthat they did not even eat
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  • that they did not even eatthe fruit that they carried.
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  • the fruit that they carried.They were so focused.
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  • They were so focused."Y'all can stop now.
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  • "Y'all can stop now.That was excellent.
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  • That was excellent.Thank you.
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  • Thank you.Impromptu illustrations.
  • 00:20:56.607 --> 00:20:58.909
  • Impromptu illustrations.Quarantine sermons.
  • 00:20:58.909 --> 00:20:59.644
  • Quarantine sermons.God said, "Right now
  • 00:20:59.644 --> 00:21:01.279
  • God said, "Right nowin this season
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  • in this seasonI need you focused on
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  • I need you focused onthe fruit."
  • 00:21:06.717 --> 00:21:07.885
  • the fruit."Faith comes from focus,
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  • Faith comes from focus,but so does fear.
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  • but so does fear.The land does flow,
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  • The land does flow,but you've gotta focus.
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  • but you've gotta focus.There is a flow,
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  • There is a flow,the administration
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  • the administrationof the Holy Spirit.
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  • of the Holy Spirit.Receive it through
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  • Receive it throughthe screen right now.
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  • the screen right now.There is a flow,
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  • There is a flow,but you need a focus.
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  • but you need a focus.Here is its fruit,
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  • Here is its fruit,but there's giants --
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  • but there's giants --but there's insecurities --
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  • but there's insecurities --but there's uncertainty.
  • 00:21:29.840 --> 00:21:30.775
  • but there's uncertainty.Are you really going
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  • Are you really goingto let what you don't know
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  • to let what you don't knowbecome greater than the God
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  • become greater than the Godthat you do?
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  • that you do?You know Him.
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  • God, show us the fruit:
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  • God, show us the fruit:the grapes, the promises,
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  • the grapes, the promises,the blessings.
  • 00:21:48.993 --> 00:21:50.127
  • the blessings.Enlarge in our minds
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  • Enlarge in our mindsthe reasons that we have
  • 00:21:51.262 --> 00:21:54.065
  • the reasons that we haveto have faith.
  • 00:21:54.065 --> 00:21:56.534
  • to have faith.And help us like Paul.
  • 00:21:56.534 --> 00:21:58.035
  • And help us like Paul.Maybe we can't move our feet
  • 00:21:58.035 --> 00:22:00.905
  • Maybe we can't move our feetor our hands like we want,
  • 00:22:00.905 --> 00:22:04.141
  • or our hands like we want,but we can stretch our faith.
  • 00:22:04.141 --> 00:22:04.709
  • but we can stretch our faith.We thank you, Lord,
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  • We thank you, Lord,that in this season
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  • that in this seasoneven if You are
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  • even if You arepruning our branches,
  • 00:22:10.514 --> 00:22:12.383
  • pruning our branches,we will be more fruitful
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  • we will be more fruitfulon the other side.
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  • on the other side.It's in Jesus' name that I pray.
  • 00:22:17.588 --> 00:22:18.522
  • It's in Jesus' name that I pray.Everybody who receives
  • 00:22:18.522 --> 00:22:20.791
  • Everybody who receivesthis word say "amen."
  • 00:22:20.791 --> 00:22:23.094
  • this word say "amen."I'm focused on the fruit.
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  • I'm focused on the fruit.I'm focused on the fruit.
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  • I'm focused on the fruit.I'm focused.
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  • I'm focused.I'm focused.
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  • I'm focused.I'm turning my head away.
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  • I'm turning my head away.No distractions.
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  • - Hey, it really is
  • 00:22:38.609 --> 00:22:39.076
  • - Hey, it really isa privilege
  • 00:22:39.076 --> 00:22:40.544
  • a privilegeto share God's Word with you.
  • 00:22:40.544 --> 00:22:41.946
  • to share God's Word with you.Thank you for joining me.
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  • Thank you for joining me.But, each week we just have
  • 00:22:43.247 --> 00:22:44.849
  • But, each week we just havea little bit of time together,
  • 00:22:44.849 --> 00:22:45.516
  • a little bit of time together,and, I'd love to take
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  • and, I'd love to takethe conversation beyond
  • 00:22:46.617 --> 00:22:48.519
  • the conversation beyondjust a TV program.
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  • just a TV program.So, if you wanna go deeper,
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  • So, if you wanna go deeper,if you wanna connect
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  • you can call or go online,
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  • you can call or go online,right now, and request
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  • right now, and requestexclusive resources
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  • exclusive resourcesfrom today's message.
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  • from today's message.We'll make them available to you
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  • We'll make them available to youwith your gift of any amount
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  • with your gift of any amountto the ministry.
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  • to the ministry.But, I wanna tell you about
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  • But, I wanna tell you aboutsomething else, too.
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  • something else, too.Live, every single Sunday,
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  • Live, every single Sunday,we broadcast a message
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  • we broadcast a messagefrom Elevation Church;
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  • from Elevation Church;the church where I pastor.
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  • the church where I pastor.And so, you can tune in,
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  • And so, you can tune in,worship with us,
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  • worship with us,hear a message,
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  • hear a message,experience the ministry,
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  • experience the ministry,live, as it happens.
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  • live, as it happens.And, what's even better,
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  • And, what's even better,you can connect with
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  • you can connect witha community of people
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  • we call it "E-Fam".
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  • we call it "E-Fam".'E', like Elevation,
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  • 'E', like Elevation,'E', like extended --
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  • 'E', like extended --it means a lotta
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  • it means a lottadifferent things.
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  • different things.But, it's just our way,
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  • But, it's just our way,to connect with you
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  • to connect with youbeyond this broadcast.
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  • 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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  • - What if normal
  • 00:23:51.682 --> 00:23:54.785
  • - What if normalisn't something to get back to?
  • 00:23:54.785 --> 00:23:56.320
  • isn't something to get back to?What if normal
  • 00:23:56.320 --> 00:23:57.755
  • What if normalis something
  • 00:23:57.755 --> 00:23:59.623
  • is somethingto look forward to?
  • 00:23:59.623 --> 00:24:01.659
  • to look forward to?Why would we serve a God
  • 00:24:01.659 --> 00:24:03.894
  • Why would we serve a Godwho is defined resurrection,
  • 00:24:03.894 --> 00:24:05.563
  • who is defined resurrection,new beginnings,
  • 00:24:05.563 --> 00:24:06.564
  • new beginnings,and think that the whole goal
  • 00:24:06.564 --> 00:24:08.666
  • and think that the whole goalis to get back to something
  • 00:24:08.666 --> 00:24:10.034
  • is to get back to somethingthat we knew before?
  • 00:24:10.034 --> 00:24:11.802
  • that we knew before?Just because I have never
  • 00:24:11.802 --> 00:24:13.404
  • Just because I have neverknown it doesn't mean
  • 00:24:13.404 --> 00:24:15.406
  • known it doesn't meanit's not normal.
  • 00:24:15.406 --> 00:24:17.041
  • it's not normal.You mean it can be normal
  • 00:24:17.041 --> 00:24:18.175
  • You mean it can be normalfor me to have a heart
  • 00:24:18.175 --> 00:24:19.610
  • for me to have a heartthat is at peace.
  • 00:24:19.610 --> 00:24:20.845
  • that is at peace.Yes!
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  • Yes!Yes!
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  • Yes!That's how
  • 00:24:23.481 --> 00:24:25.449
  • That's howit's supposed to be.
  • 00:24:25.449 --> 00:24:27.618
  • it's supposed to be.You are supposed to have peace
  • 00:24:27.618 --> 00:24:29.253
  • You are supposed to have peacein the middle of the storm.
  • 00:24:29.253 --> 00:24:30.688
  • in the middle of the storm.Jesus did.
  • 00:24:30.688 --> 00:24:32.156
  • Jesus did.But God cannot bring change
  • 00:24:32.156 --> 00:24:33.924
  • But God cannot bring changewhile we hold to comfort.
  • 00:24:33.924 --> 00:24:35.860
  • while we hold to comfort.There is a new normal.
  • 00:24:35.860 --> 00:24:37.261
  • There is a new normal.There is a better you,
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  • There is a better you,a truer you, a real you.
  • 00:24:39.563 --> 00:24:40.998
  • a truer you, a real you.The patterns of this world
  • 00:24:40.998 --> 00:24:42.199
  • The patterns of this worldare just pretend.
  • 00:24:42.199 --> 00:24:43.934
  • are just pretend.It is not real.
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  • It is not real.There is a peace
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  • There is a peacethat comes from above.
  • 00:24:46.237 --> 00:24:48.372
  • that comes from above.There is a wisdom that whispers
  • 00:24:48.372 --> 00:24:50.007
  • There is a wisdom that whispersand it doesn't shout.
  • 00:24:50.007 --> 00:24:51.342
  • and it doesn't shout.And God said, "I'm not trying
  • 00:24:51.342 --> 00:24:53.377
  • And God said, "I'm not tryingto get you back to normal.
  • 00:24:53.377 --> 00:24:54.712
  • to get you back to normal.I'm trying
  • 00:24:54.712 --> 00:24:57.381
  • I'm tryingto bring you into it."
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  • - It's hard to let go
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  • of what you've been holding
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  • onto even when it's not working,
  • 00:25:04.688 --> 00:25:05.990
  • but God has a new normal
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  • for you to look forward to.
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  • Call today to get your copy
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  • of "Looking Forward to Normal,"
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  • and learn how to embrace
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  • what's next instead of worrying
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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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  • - ♪ I believe in ♪
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  • ♪ I have resurrection power ♪
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  • ♪ Yes, I do ♪
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  • ♪ Still, the miracle that ♪
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  • ♪ I just can't get over ♪
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  • ♪ My name is registered ♪
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  • ♪ Yeah, my praise ♪
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  • ♪ Belongs to You ♪
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  • ♪ This is my testimony ♪
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  • ♪ From death to life ♪
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  • ♪ 'Cause grace ♪
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  • ♪ Rewrote my story ♪
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  • ♪ I'll testify ♪
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  • ♪ By Jesus Christ ♪
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  • ♪ The Righteous ♪
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  • ♪ I'm justified ♪
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  • ♪ This is my testimony ♪
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  • ♪ Come together ♪
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  • ♪ Sons and daughters ♪
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  • ♪ Bought with blood ♪
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  • ♪ Sing the praises ♪
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  • ♪ Of the Spirit ♪
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  • ♪ Son, and Father ♪
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  • ♪ Our God will finish ♪
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  • ♪ What He started ♪
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  • ♪ Yes our God will finish ♪
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