God Didn't Leave You Part 2 | TBN

God Didn't Leave You Part 2

Watch God Didn't Leave You Part 2
October 26, 2020
27:29

Pastor Steven shares how; even when you feel small; God has chosen you for a purpose.

Closed captions

God Didn't Leave You Part 2

Show timecode
Hide timecode
  • - ANNOUNCER: If you're looking
  • 00:00:01.787 --> 00:00:02.721
  • to grow your faith
  • 00:00:02.721 --> 00:00:04.123
  • and hear Biblical teaching
  • 00:00:04.123 --> 00:00:05.958
  • to encourage and inspire you,
  • 00:00:05.958 --> 00:00:07.493
  • this is a great place to start,
  • 00:00:07.493 --> 00:00:08.127
  • but this is more than
  • 00:00:08.127 --> 00:00:09.628
  • just a TV episode,
  • 00:00:09.628 --> 00:00:10.562
  • it's an opportunity
  • 00:00:10.562 --> 00:00:11.897
  • to connect with a growing
  • 00:00:11.897 --> 00:00:13.399
  • community of believers,
  • 00:00:13.399 --> 00:00:14.566
  • all over the world.
  • 00:00:14.566 --> 00:00:16.001
  • It's as simple as joining us
  • 00:00:16.001 --> 00:00:16.935
  • online each week
  • 00:00:16.935 --> 00:00:18.137
  • for the live broadcast
  • 00:00:18.137 --> 00:00:20.039
  • of our worship experiences,
  • 00:00:20.039 --> 00:00:21.540
  • where you'll get to worship,
  • 00:00:21.540 --> 00:00:22.808
  • hear incredible preaching,
  • 00:00:22.808 --> 00:00:23.976
  • and get to participate
  • 00:00:23.976 --> 00:00:24.743
  • in the community
  • 00:00:24.743 --> 00:00:26.345
  • of people tuning in,
  • 00:00:26.345 --> 00:00:27.446
  • just like yourself.
  • 00:00:27.446 --> 00:00:28.647
  • Join us online this weekend
  • 00:00:28.647 --> 00:00:30.949
  • - What is God doing
  • 00:00:36.488 --> 00:00:39.091
  • - What is God doingin your life right now
  • 00:00:39.091 --> 00:00:41.226
  • in your life right nowthat is actually an indication
  • 00:00:41.226 --> 00:00:42.694
  • that is actually an indicationthat His presence is becoming
  • 00:00:42.694 --> 00:00:46.065
  • that His presence is becomingstronger and realer,
  • 00:00:46.065 --> 00:00:47.766
  • stronger and realer,but your emotional sensation
  • 00:00:47.766 --> 00:00:52.504
  • but your emotional sensationis that He has left you?
  • 00:00:52.504 --> 00:00:56.308
  • is that He has left you?Now, the power of His absence
  • 00:00:56.308 --> 00:00:58.077
  • of us understanding
  • 00:01:01.346 --> 00:01:04.016
  • of us understandingthat God is not limited
  • 00:01:04.016 --> 00:01:06.852
  • that God is not limitedby physical dimensions.
  • 00:01:06.852 --> 00:01:08.821
  • by physical dimensions.And I know you know that.
  • 00:01:08.821 --> 00:01:09.655
  • And I know you know that.But He never really
  • 00:01:09.655 --> 00:01:12.591
  • However, He does change forms,
  • 00:01:19.865 --> 00:01:22.034
  • However, He does change forms,and He creates space
  • 00:01:22.034 --> 00:01:24.937
  • and He creates spacewhere we can experience Him.
  • 00:01:24.937 --> 00:01:26.505
  • where we can experience Him.It's almost impossible
  • 00:01:26.505 --> 00:01:27.372
  • It's almost impossibleto preach about the power
  • 00:01:27.372 --> 00:01:29.341
  • to preach about the powerof His absence
  • 00:01:29.341 --> 00:01:30.209
  • of His absencebecause we have come
  • 00:01:30.209 --> 00:01:33.145
  • because we have cometo so closely associate
  • 00:01:33.145 --> 00:01:33.879
  • to so closely associatethe presence of God
  • 00:01:33.879 --> 00:01:35.981
  • the presence of Godwith our comfort.
  • 00:01:35.981 --> 00:01:37.015
  • with our comfort.So, it's difficult
  • 00:01:37.015 --> 00:01:39.051
  • So, it's difficultfor us to believe
  • 00:01:39.051 --> 00:01:40.185
  • for us to believethat in the moments we feel Him
  • 00:01:40.185 --> 00:01:41.787
  • that in the moments we feel Himor understand Him the least,
  • 00:01:41.787 --> 00:01:44.189
  • or understand Him the least,He might be working the most.
  • 00:01:44.189 --> 00:01:46.058
  • He might be working the most.I'mma say that again
  • 00:01:46.058 --> 00:01:48.260
  • I'mma say that againfor the people in the back.
  • 00:01:48.260 --> 00:01:49.161
  • for the people in the back.'Cause y'all up front,
  • 00:01:49.161 --> 00:01:49.661
  • 'Cause y'all up front,y'all got that.
  • 00:01:49.661 --> 00:01:53.699
  • y'all got that.But somebody in the back...
  • 00:01:53.699 --> 00:01:55.901
  • But somebody in the back...In the absence --
  • 00:01:55.901 --> 00:01:57.136
  • In the absence --I'mma say it different.
  • 00:01:57.136 --> 00:01:57.936
  • I'mma say it different.I was gonna say it again,
  • 00:01:57.936 --> 00:01:58.837
  • I was gonna say it again,but then I forgot what I said
  • 00:01:58.837 --> 00:01:59.538
  • but then I forgot what I saidwhen I stopped to say
  • 00:01:59.538 --> 00:02:00.372
  • when I stopped to sayI was gonna say it again.
  • 00:02:00.372 --> 00:02:04.443
  • I was gonna say it again.[Laughter]
  • 00:02:04.443 --> 00:02:06.512
  • [Laughter]In the absence of answers,
  • 00:02:06.512 --> 00:02:07.146
  • - You want another one?
  • 00:02:15.587 --> 00:02:17.055
  • - You want another one?In the absence of resource,
  • 00:02:17.055 --> 00:02:20.659
  • In the absence of resource,creativity is born.
  • 00:02:20.659 --> 00:02:21.260
  • creativity is born.That's when you have
  • 00:02:21.260 --> 00:02:22.361
  • That's when you haveto figure out what to do
  • 00:02:22.361 --> 00:02:23.061
  • to figure out what to dowith the stick
  • 00:02:23.061 --> 00:02:23.629
  • with the stickwhen you're standing
  • 00:02:23.629 --> 00:02:25.797
  • when you're standingin front of a sea
  • 00:02:25.797 --> 00:02:27.633
  • in front of a seawhen you don't have enough.
  • 00:02:27.633 --> 00:02:28.800
  • when you don't have enough.And when is the last time
  • 00:02:28.800 --> 00:02:29.801
  • And when is the last timewe thanked God for something
  • 00:02:29.801 --> 00:02:32.070
  • we thanked God for somethingHe didn't give us
  • 00:02:32.070 --> 00:02:32.838
  • He didn't give usbecause it showed us
  • 00:02:32.838 --> 00:02:34.006
  • because it showed uswho we really are?
  • 00:02:34.006 --> 00:02:37.009
  • who we really are?[Applauding]
  • 00:02:37.009 --> 00:02:37.776
  • [Applauding]That's what I mean
  • 00:02:37.776 --> 00:02:39.344
  • That's what I meanwhen I say the power
  • 00:02:39.344 --> 00:02:39.845
  • when I say the powerof His absence.
  • 00:02:39.845 --> 00:02:41.980
  • of His absence.I don't mean that it feels good
  • 00:02:41.980 --> 00:02:44.016
  • I don't mean that it feels goodwhen people walk away from you
  • 00:02:44.016 --> 00:02:46.185
  • when people walk away from youand when people don't show up.
  • 00:02:46.185 --> 00:02:47.152
  • and when people don't show up.Although if we're honest,
  • 00:02:47.152 --> 00:02:48.020
  • Although if we're honest,there are certain people
  • 00:02:48.020 --> 00:02:49.087
  • there are certain peoplethat when they don't show up,
  • 00:02:49.087 --> 00:02:50.455
  • that when they don't show up,we silently thank God.
  • 00:02:50.455 --> 00:02:51.990
  • we silently thank God.[Laughter]
  • 00:02:51.990 --> 00:02:52.691
  • [Laughter]Right?
  • 00:02:52.691 --> 00:02:53.992
  • Right?Do not pretend like there aren't
  • 00:02:53.992 --> 00:02:54.927
  • Do not pretend like there aren'tpeople in your office
  • 00:02:54.927 --> 00:02:55.861
  • people in your officethat when you hear
  • 00:02:55.861 --> 00:02:56.395
  • You pray for them.
  • 00:03:02.634 --> 00:03:03.869
  • You pray for them."I hope it's not too bad,
  • 00:03:03.869 --> 00:03:04.836
  • "I hope it's not too bad,but Lord if it could last
  • 00:03:04.836 --> 00:03:05.704
  • but Lord if it could lastthe rest of the week,
  • 00:03:05.704 --> 00:03:06.405
  • the rest of the week,that'd be all right.
  • 00:03:06.405 --> 00:03:07.940
  • that'd be all right.And then they get well.
  • 00:03:07.940 --> 00:03:08.540
  • And then they get well.Just need a little
  • 00:03:08.540 --> 00:03:10.409
  • Just need a littlebreathing room."
  • 00:03:10.409 --> 00:03:11.210
  • breathing room."Hey, you ever had somebody,
  • 00:03:11.210 --> 00:03:12.177
  • Hey, you ever had somebody,by the way, leave your life
  • 00:03:12.177 --> 00:03:12.778
  • by the way, leave your lifethat you thought
  • 00:03:12.778 --> 00:03:13.478
  • that you thoughtyou couldn't live without
  • 00:03:13.478 --> 00:03:14.012
  • - I even had staff members --
  • 00:03:21.520 --> 00:03:22.087
  • - I even had staff members --'Cause I've been
  • 00:03:22.087 --> 00:03:24.056
  • 'Cause I've beenpastoring this church
  • 00:03:24.056 --> 00:03:26.024
  • pastoring this churchsince before I had a beard.
  • 00:03:26.024 --> 00:03:27.659
  • since before I had a beard.And people would leave,
  • 00:03:27.659 --> 00:03:29.828
  • And people would leave,and I would get confused.
  • 00:03:29.828 --> 00:03:30.562
  • and I would get confused.I would start to think
  • 00:03:30.562 --> 00:03:33.232
  • I would start to thinkthat because they left
  • 00:03:33.232 --> 00:03:36.969
  • that because they leftthat what they brought left.
  • 00:03:36.969 --> 00:03:37.836
  • that what they brought left.But what they brought
  • 00:03:37.836 --> 00:03:38.837
  • But what they broughtcame from God,
  • 00:03:38.837 --> 00:03:40.305
  • came from God,and God will send another truck
  • 00:03:40.305 --> 00:03:41.173
  • and God will send another truckwith the package
  • 00:03:41.173 --> 00:03:42.708
  • We rarely celebrate absence,
  • 00:03:49.748 --> 00:03:50.849
  • We rarely celebrate absence,although it is
  • 00:03:50.849 --> 00:03:52.851
  • although it isin the absence of answers
  • 00:03:52.851 --> 00:03:55.487
  • in the absence of answersand in the absence of resources
  • 00:03:55.487 --> 00:03:56.922
  • and in the absence of resourcesthat faith is really born,
  • 00:03:56.922 --> 00:03:57.889
  • that faith is really born,that creativity
  • 00:03:57.889 --> 00:03:58.924
  • that creativityreally manifests,
  • 00:03:58.924 --> 00:04:00.959
  • really manifests,and notice how Jesus
  • 00:04:00.959 --> 00:04:01.994
  • and notice how Jesusdoesn't really answer
  • 00:04:01.994 --> 00:04:02.761
  • doesn't really answertheir question.
  • 00:04:02.761 --> 00:04:04.229
  • their question.He says it is not
  • 00:04:04.229 --> 00:04:06.198
  • He says it is notfor you to know.
  • 00:04:06.198 --> 00:04:08.200
  • for you to know.I hear the disciples, you know,
  • 00:04:08.200 --> 00:04:10.736
  • I hear the disciples, you know,almost like a chant, going --
  • 00:04:10.736 --> 00:04:11.436
  • almost like a chant, going --how does it go?
  • 00:04:11.436 --> 00:04:12.304
  • how does it go?"What do we want?
  • 00:04:12.304 --> 00:04:13.105
  • "What do we want?The Kingdom.
  • 00:04:13.105 --> 00:04:14.006
  • The Kingdom.When do we want it?
  • 00:04:14.006 --> 00:04:14.873
  • When do we want it?Now.
  • 00:04:14.873 --> 00:04:15.607
  • Now.What do we want?
  • 00:04:15.607 --> 00:04:16.541
  • What do we want?The Kingdom.
  • 00:04:16.541 --> 00:04:17.276
  • The Kingdom.When do we want it?
  • 00:04:17.276 --> 00:04:18.143
  • When do we want it?Now."
  • 00:04:18.143 --> 00:04:18.844
  • Now.""What do we want?
  • 00:04:18.844 --> 00:04:19.878
  • "What do we want?A raise.
  • 00:04:19.878 --> 00:04:20.646
  • A raise.When do we want it?
  • 00:04:20.646 --> 00:04:21.480
  • When do we want it?Now."
  • 00:04:21.480 --> 00:04:22.547
  • Now."You know, whatever.
  • 00:04:22.547 --> 00:04:23.515
  • You know, whatever.Put anything in there.
  • 00:04:23.515 --> 00:04:24.783
  • Put anything in there.What do we want?
  • 00:04:24.783 --> 00:04:26.118
  • What do we want?My wife to get her act together.
  • 00:04:26.118 --> 00:04:26.752
  • My wife to get her act together.Doesn't have the cadence,
  • 00:04:26.752 --> 00:04:27.552
  • Doesn't have the cadence,but you know.
  • 00:04:27.552 --> 00:04:28.420
  • but you know.When do we want it?
  • 00:04:28.420 --> 00:04:28.687
  • When do we want it?Now.
  • 00:04:28.687 --> 00:04:30.022
  • Now.I've never prayed that.
  • 00:04:30.022 --> 00:04:32.224
  • I've never prayed that.What do we want?
  • 00:04:32.224 --> 00:04:34.893
  • What do we want?And so, you can see here
  • 00:04:34.893 --> 00:04:36.928
  • And so, you can see herea conflicting concept
  • 00:04:36.928 --> 00:04:39.564
  • a conflicting conceptof the Kingdom.
  • 00:04:39.564 --> 00:04:40.766
  • of the Kingdom.It's like when my kids
  • 00:04:40.766 --> 00:04:42.034
  • It's like when my kidswanted a dog,
  • 00:04:42.034 --> 00:04:45.270
  • wanted a dog,and I said no, no.
  • 00:04:45.270 --> 00:04:47.205
  • and I said no, no.I said no because I knew
  • 00:04:47.205 --> 00:04:50.208
  • I said no because I knewthat they did not love dogs.
  • 00:04:50.208 --> 00:04:54.079
  • that they did not love dogs.They loved the concept of a dog,
  • 00:04:54.079 --> 00:04:55.981
  • They loved the concept of a dog,but the concept of a dog
  • 00:04:55.981 --> 00:04:57.215
  • but the concept of a dogdoes not have to be taken out
  • 00:04:57.215 --> 00:04:58.784
  • does not have to be taken outin the middle of the night.
  • 00:04:58.784 --> 00:05:01.720
  • in the middle of the night.A real dog does.
  • 00:05:01.720 --> 00:05:03.522
  • A real dog does.We do not have a dog
  • 00:05:03.522 --> 00:05:06.258
  • We do not have a dogbecause my kids love a concept.
  • 00:05:06.258 --> 00:05:08.760
  • because my kids love a concept.The Disciples liked the concept
  • 00:05:08.760 --> 00:05:10.195
  • The Disciples liked the conceptof the Kingdom.
  • 00:05:10.195 --> 00:05:11.897
  • of the Kingdom.We like the concept
  • 00:05:11.897 --> 00:05:13.765
  • We like the conceptof being used by God.
  • 00:05:13.765 --> 00:05:15.300
  • of being used by God.We like the concept
  • 00:05:15.300 --> 00:05:17.269
  • We like the conceptof a relationship with Him,
  • 00:05:17.269 --> 00:05:18.970
  • of a relationship with Him,but what about the moments
  • 00:05:18.970 --> 00:05:19.771
  • but what about the momentswhen the Kingdom
  • 00:05:19.771 --> 00:05:21.673
  • when the Kingdombecomes inconvenient?
  • 00:05:21.673 --> 00:05:23.475
  • becomes inconvenient?And now, Jesus is taken
  • 00:05:23.475 --> 00:05:24.543
  • And now, Jesus is takenfrom their sight
  • 00:05:24.543 --> 00:05:26.311
  • from their sightand hidden in a cloud,
  • 00:05:26.311 --> 00:05:28.280
  • and hidden in a cloud,but He did not leave.
  • 00:05:28.280 --> 00:05:30.382
  • but He did not leave.He just changed forms.
  • 00:05:30.382 --> 00:05:32.317
  • He just changed forms.He did not disappear.
  • 00:05:32.317 --> 00:05:34.453
  • He did not disappear.He just was no longer visible.
  • 00:05:34.453 --> 00:05:37.889
  • He just was no longer visible.Instead, He was internal.
  • 00:05:37.889 --> 00:05:40.292
  • Instead, He was internal.Can I preach a little bit?
  • 00:05:40.292 --> 00:05:43.061
  • Can I preach a little bit?I'd like to preach a little bit.
  • 00:05:43.061 --> 00:05:43.762
  • I'd like to preach a little bit.I'd like to preach
  • 00:05:43.762 --> 00:05:45.297
  • who is in that waiting period.
  • 00:05:48.700 --> 00:05:49.368
  • who is in that waiting period.For the disciples,
  • 00:05:49.368 --> 00:05:52.037
  • For the disciples,it was ten days.
  • 00:05:52.037 --> 00:05:53.105
  • it was ten days.Okay?
  • 00:05:53.105 --> 00:05:54.206
  • Okay?Three days between
  • 00:05:54.206 --> 00:05:55.207
  • Three days betweenwhen He was crucified
  • 00:05:55.207 --> 00:05:57.175
  • when He was crucifiedand resurrected.
  • 00:05:57.175 --> 00:06:01.012
  • and resurrected.He rose on the Festival
  • 00:06:01.012 --> 00:06:01.713
  • He rose on the Festivalof First Fruits
  • 00:06:01.713 --> 00:06:02.881
  • of First Fruitsis the name of the festival,
  • 00:06:02.881 --> 00:06:03.615
  • is the name of the festival,but what you need
  • 00:06:03.615 --> 00:06:04.750
  • but what you needto know about it for this study
  • 00:06:04.750 --> 00:06:06.051
  • to know about it for this studythat is significant
  • 00:06:06.051 --> 00:06:07.386
  • that is significantis that it was 50 days
  • 00:06:07.386 --> 00:06:10.021
  • is that it was 50 daysfrom Pentecost.
  • 00:06:10.021 --> 00:06:11.790
  • from Pentecost.So, 50 days
  • 00:06:11.790 --> 00:06:13.759
  • So, 50 daysbetween when He rose
  • 00:06:13.759 --> 00:06:16.895
  • For 40 of those days,
  • 00:06:19.631 --> 00:06:20.699
  • For 40 of those days,He showed Himself
  • 00:06:20.699 --> 00:06:23.201
  • He showed Himselfto His disciples.
  • 00:06:23.201 --> 00:06:24.770
  • to His disciples.I'm risen.
  • 00:06:24.770 --> 00:06:26.238
  • I'm risen.I'm powerful.
  • 00:06:26.238 --> 00:06:28.006
  • I'm powerful.I'm present.
  • 00:06:28.006 --> 00:06:29.674
  • I'm present.But the Bible says
  • 00:06:29.674 --> 00:06:32.110
  • But the Bible saysthat after 40 days,
  • 00:06:32.110 --> 00:06:35.013
  • that after 40 days,He ghosted them,
  • 00:06:35.013 --> 00:06:37.482
  • He ghosted them,however you wanna take that.
  • 00:06:37.482 --> 00:06:38.150
  • however you wanna take that.He didn't leave.
  • 00:06:38.150 --> 00:06:39.551
  • He didn't leave.He changed forms.
  • 00:06:39.551 --> 00:06:41.753
  • He changed forms.He said I'm gonna empower you
  • 00:06:41.753 --> 00:06:42.454
  • He said I'm gonna empower youwith my Spirit.
  • 00:06:42.454 --> 00:06:43.321
  • with my Spirit.I'm gonna give you
  • 00:06:43.321 --> 00:06:45.223
  • I'm gonna give yousomething greater,
  • 00:06:45.223 --> 00:06:48.360
  • something greater,but in between you will have
  • 00:06:48.360 --> 00:06:50.862
  • but in between you will havewhat seems to be nothing.
  • 00:06:50.862 --> 00:06:52.164
  • what seems to be nothing.Okay?
  • 00:06:52.164 --> 00:06:53.365
  • Okay?So, it's 50 days
  • 00:06:53.365 --> 00:06:54.099
  • So, it's 50 daysfrom when He rose
  • 00:06:54.099 --> 00:06:55.267
  • from when He roseto when He ascended,
  • 00:06:55.267 --> 00:06:55.801
  • to when He ascended,and it's 40 days
  • 00:06:55.801 --> 00:06:56.435
  • and it's 40 daysthat He showed them --
  • 00:06:56.435 --> 00:06:57.469
  • that He showed them --That leaves ten days
  • 00:06:57.469 --> 00:06:58.503
  • That leaves ten daysfor the Disciples to wait
  • 00:06:58.503 --> 00:07:00.105
  • for the Disciples to waitand wonder.
  • 00:07:00.105 --> 00:07:01.940
  • and wonder.Ten days.
  • 00:07:01.940 --> 00:07:04.042
  • Ten days.They walked back to Jerusalem
  • 00:07:04.042 --> 00:07:05.844
  • They walked back to Jerusalemto wait for the gift,
  • 00:07:05.844 --> 00:07:06.745
  • to wait for the gift,and as they are praying
  • 00:07:06.745 --> 00:07:08.113
  • and as they are prayingand present
  • 00:07:08.113 --> 00:07:09.915
  • and presentand believing patiently,
  • 00:07:09.915 --> 00:07:12.384
  • and believing patiently,for ten days, they wait,
  • 00:07:12.384 --> 00:07:13.652
  • for ten days, they wait,and we're like, "Oh, well,
  • 00:07:13.652 --> 00:07:14.653
  • and we're like, "Oh, well,no big deal, ten days.
  • 00:07:14.653 --> 00:07:15.954
  • no big deal, ten days.What's the big deal?"
  • 00:07:15.954 --> 00:07:17.856
  • What's the big deal?"Okay.
  • 00:07:17.856 --> 00:07:19.291
  • Okay.So, let me see what happens
  • 00:07:19.291 --> 00:07:20.625
  • So, let me see what happenswhen you don't have Wi-Fi
  • 00:07:20.625 --> 00:07:21.393
  • Keep it real.
  • 00:07:24.863 --> 00:07:27.432
  • Keep it real.Ten minutes.
  • 00:07:27.432 --> 00:07:28.099
  • Ten minutes.You'd be shaking
  • 00:07:28.099 --> 00:07:29.034
  • You'd be shakinglike a crack addict
  • 00:07:29.034 --> 00:07:29.835
  • like a crack addictwithout ten --
  • 00:07:29.835 --> 00:07:31.069
  • without ten --I saw you put your phone down
  • 00:07:31.069 --> 00:07:32.437
  • I saw you put your phone downon the table for a meal,
  • 00:07:32.437 --> 00:07:33.371
  • on the table for a meal,and you put it face down,
  • 00:07:33.371 --> 00:07:34.673
  • and you put it face down,and it's buzzing on the table.
  • 00:07:34.673 --> 00:07:35.674
  • and it's buzzing on the table.You start shaking
  • 00:07:35.674 --> 00:07:36.475
  • You start shakingand convulsing,
  • 00:07:36.475 --> 00:07:37.442
  • and convulsing,foaming at the mouth,
  • 00:07:37.442 --> 00:07:38.777
  • foaming at the mouth,your eyes start turning
  • 00:07:38.777 --> 00:07:40.412
  • your eyes start turningbackwards in your head.
  • 00:07:40.412 --> 00:07:43.014
  • backwards in your head.It's amazing, right,
  • 00:07:43.014 --> 00:07:43.615
  • It's amazing, right,how ten days
  • 00:07:43.615 --> 00:07:44.349
  • how ten dayssounds like nothing,
  • 00:07:44.349 --> 00:07:45.250
  • sounds like nothing,but what if it's ten years
  • 00:07:45.250 --> 00:07:46.218
  • waiting, waiting
  • 00:07:55.527 --> 00:07:58.129
  • waiting, waitingfor the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:07:58.129 --> 00:08:02.067
  • for the Holy Spirit.Waiting for your next step.
  • 00:08:02.067 --> 00:08:04.102
  • Waiting for your next step.Waiting to the time
  • 00:08:04.102 --> 00:08:04.769
  • Waiting to the timewhen you finally get
  • 00:08:04.769 --> 00:08:05.537
  • when you finally getsome victory over it
  • 00:08:05.537 --> 00:08:07.005
  • some victory over itwhere you can have
  • 00:08:07.005 --> 00:08:08.974
  • where you can havea little clearance,
  • 00:08:08.974 --> 00:08:12.143
  • a little clearance,a little vantage point.
  • 00:08:12.143 --> 00:08:15.780
  • a little vantage point.There's nothing more painful
  • 00:08:15.780 --> 00:08:19.651
  • There's nothing more painfulthan in between.
  • 00:08:19.651 --> 00:08:20.452
  • - If it's over,
  • 00:08:23.688 --> 00:08:25.457
  • - If it's over,I can bury it.
  • 00:08:25.457 --> 00:08:26.124
  • I can bury it.If it's beginning,
  • 00:08:26.124 --> 00:08:27.158
  • If it's beginning,I can deal with it.
  • 00:08:27.158 --> 00:08:30.629
  • I can deal with it.But in between --
  • 00:08:30.629 --> 00:08:33.198
  • But in between --ten days, that's a long time
  • 00:08:33.198 --> 00:08:35.567
  • ten days, that's a long timewhen you don't know.
  • 00:08:35.567 --> 00:08:36.501
  • when you don't know.That's a long time to wait
  • 00:08:36.501 --> 00:08:38.837
  • That's a long time to waitfor something invisible.
  • 00:08:38.837 --> 00:08:40.105
  • for something invisible.That's a long time
  • 00:08:40.105 --> 00:08:43.742
  • That's a long timeto stay in faith.
  • 00:08:43.742 --> 00:08:45.877
  • to stay in faith.Ghosted.
  • 00:08:45.877 --> 00:08:46.645
  • Ghosted.The Lord told me to preach
  • 00:08:46.645 --> 00:08:47.212
  • The Lord told me to preachon Ghosted.
  • 00:08:47.212 --> 00:08:49.581
  • on Ghosted.I said, "Oh, I can't do that.
  • 00:08:49.581 --> 00:08:51.683
  • I said, "Oh, I can't do that.This isn't a therapy session.
  • 00:08:51.683 --> 00:08:52.284
  • This isn't a therapy session.It's a sermon."
  • 00:08:52.284 --> 00:08:54.286
  • It's a sermon."You know?
  • 00:08:54.286 --> 00:08:54.886
  • You know?And in little ways
  • 00:08:54.886 --> 00:08:55.954
  • And in little waysand big ways I think we all
  • 00:08:55.954 --> 00:08:56.922
  • and big ways I think we allcan relate to something
  • 00:08:56.922 --> 00:08:58.356
  • can relate to somethingbeing taken suddenly from you
  • 00:08:58.356 --> 00:08:59.524
  • being taken suddenly from youthat you had depended on,
  • 00:08:59.524 --> 00:09:00.358
  • that you had depended on,and it was actually
  • 00:09:00.358 --> 00:09:02.427
  • and it was actuallylike a part of you.
  • 00:09:02.427 --> 00:09:05.463
  • like a part of you.It isn't always a person.
  • 00:09:05.463 --> 00:09:06.431
  • It isn't always a person.Sometimes your season
  • 00:09:06.431 --> 00:09:08.466
  • Sometimes your seasonof life changes
  • 00:09:08.466 --> 00:09:09.634
  • of life changesand you didn't get any warning
  • 00:09:09.634 --> 00:09:11.603
  • and you didn't get any warningor a training manual
  • 00:09:11.603 --> 00:09:14.973
  • or a training manualfor the next phase.
  • 00:09:14.973 --> 00:09:17.709
  • for the next phase.I remember when my oldest son
  • 00:09:17.709 --> 00:09:19.878
  • I remember when my oldest sonstopped letting me hug him
  • 00:09:19.878 --> 00:09:21.346
  • stopped letting me hug himin public.
  • 00:09:21.346 --> 00:09:22.914
  • in public.I mean, I'm one of these,
  • 00:09:22.914 --> 00:09:23.481
  • I mean, I'm one of these,I'm one of these
  • 00:09:23.481 --> 00:09:26.051
  • I'm one of theseembarrassing dads.
  • 00:09:26.051 --> 00:09:27.118
  • embarrassing dads.I just really love the gig
  • 00:09:27.118 --> 00:09:28.019
  • I just really love the gigno matter how much I joke
  • 00:09:28.019 --> 00:09:28.587
  • no matter how much I jokeabout it.
  • 00:09:28.587 --> 00:09:29.387
  • about it.I remember going to hug him
  • 00:09:29.387 --> 00:09:29.988
  • I remember going to hug himone time.
  • 00:09:29.988 --> 00:09:30.822
  • one time.This is about two years ago.
  • 00:09:30.822 --> 00:09:32.057
  • This is about two years ago.He's 14 now.
  • 00:09:32.057 --> 00:09:32.691
  • He's 14 now.I went to hug him,
  • 00:09:32.691 --> 00:09:34.492
  • I went to hug him,and he did this Heisman move
  • 00:09:34.492 --> 00:09:37.862
  • and he did this Heisman movethat I never saw before.
  • 00:09:37.862 --> 00:09:39.531
  • that I never saw before.He's like, Dad!
  • 00:09:39.531 --> 00:09:41.199
  • He's like, Dad!I'm like, Dad?
  • 00:09:41.199 --> 00:09:42.300
  • I'm like, Dad?Who's Dad?
  • 00:09:42.300 --> 00:09:44.336
  • Who's Dad?I'm Daddy!
  • 00:09:44.336 --> 00:09:45.503
  • I'm Daddy!Why'd you drop the consonant
  • 00:09:45.503 --> 00:09:47.639
  • Why'd you drop the consonantand the vowel?
  • 00:09:47.639 --> 00:09:48.440
  • What is this?
  • 00:09:54.346 --> 00:09:55.680
  • What is this?We don't hug any more?
  • 00:09:55.680 --> 00:09:56.214
  • We don't hug any more?You don't love me?
  • 00:09:56.214 --> 00:09:57.282
  • You don't love me?No, no, no.
  • 00:09:57.282 --> 00:09:59.384
  • No, no, no.He didn't stop loving me.
  • 00:09:59.384 --> 00:10:03.021
  • He didn't stop loving me.The love just changed forms.
  • 00:10:03.021 --> 00:10:04.055
  • The love just changed forms.And now, what he's going
  • 00:10:04.055 --> 00:10:04.656
  • And now, what he's goingto need from me
  • 00:10:04.656 --> 00:10:05.457
  • to need from mein this season
  • 00:10:05.457 --> 00:10:06.625
  • in this seasonis going to be different.
  • 00:10:06.625 --> 00:10:08.760
  • is going to be different.He did not leave them.
  • 00:10:08.760 --> 00:10:11.096
  • He did not leave them.He changed forms.
  • 00:10:11.096 --> 00:10:12.831
  • He changed forms.And if people understood this,
  • 00:10:12.831 --> 00:10:14.366
  • And if people understood this,I wonder would more
  • 00:10:14.366 --> 00:10:17.135
  • I wonder would moremarriages make it?
  • 00:10:17.135 --> 00:10:18.470
  • marriages make it?We think love goes away
  • 00:10:18.470 --> 00:10:21.306
  • We think love goes awaywhen butterflies do.
  • 00:10:21.306 --> 00:10:22.273
  • when butterflies do.So now, we think
  • 00:10:22.273 --> 00:10:23.341
  • So now, we thinkthere's no more love
  • 00:10:23.341 --> 00:10:24.776
  • there's no more lovein the relationship.
  • 00:10:24.776 --> 00:10:27.245
  • in the relationship.Maybe the love didn't leave.
  • 00:10:27.245 --> 00:10:29.681
  • Maybe the love didn't leave.It just changed forms.
  • 00:10:29.681 --> 00:10:30.749
  • It just changed forms.And maybe we don't need
  • 00:10:30.749 --> 00:10:32.617
  • And maybe we don't needto give up on relationships
  • 00:10:32.617 --> 00:10:34.552
  • to give up on relationshipswhen feelings go away,
  • 00:10:34.552 --> 00:10:36.655
  • when feelings go away,but maybe we need to go deeper
  • 00:10:36.655 --> 00:10:38.289
  • but maybe we need to go deeperto a place of maturity
  • 00:10:38.289 --> 00:10:40.291
  • to a place of maturitythat realizes I'm not always
  • 00:10:40.291 --> 00:10:42.293
  • that realizes I'm not alwaysgonna get a goose bump.
  • 00:10:42.293 --> 00:10:43.595
  • gonna get a goose bump.I'm a grown up,
  • 00:10:43.595 --> 00:10:44.696
  • I'm a grown up,and I'm gonna do
  • 00:10:44.696 --> 00:10:46.064
  • and I'm gonna dowhat I've gotta do,
  • 00:10:46.064 --> 00:10:48.800
  • what I've gotta do,and I'm gonna stay in Jerusalem
  • 00:10:48.800 --> 00:10:50.402
  • - Such a good sermon, Lord.
  • 00:10:57.976 --> 00:11:02.113
  • - Such a good sermon, Lord.Thank you for showing me this.
  • 00:11:02.113 --> 00:11:03.381
  • Thank you for showing me this.Maybe you weren't ghosted.
  • 00:11:03.381 --> 00:11:07.452
  • Maybe you weren't ghosted.Maybe you were gifted.
  • 00:11:07.452 --> 00:11:08.586
  • Maybe you were gifted.We can all look back
  • 00:11:08.586 --> 00:11:09.421
  • We can all look backand see some things
  • 00:11:09.421 --> 00:11:11.156
  • and see some thingsthat God put in our lives
  • 00:11:11.156 --> 00:11:12.757
  • that God put in our livesthat were amazing.
  • 00:11:12.757 --> 00:11:14.893
  • that were amazing.Sometimes what God allows
  • 00:11:14.893 --> 00:11:16.961
  • Sometimes what God allowsto be removed from our life
  • 00:11:16.961 --> 00:11:18.797
  • to be removed from our lifeis just as significant
  • 00:11:18.797 --> 00:11:20.465
  • is just as significantas what He allows to be brought
  • 00:11:20.465 --> 00:11:21.399
  • Transform.
  • 00:11:27.872 --> 00:11:29.607
  • Transform.Transform.
  • 00:11:29.607 --> 00:11:30.909
  • Transform.Change form.
  • 00:11:30.909 --> 00:11:32.210
  • Change form.He did not leave.
  • 00:11:32.210 --> 00:11:33.745
  • He did not leave.He did not leave you.
  • 00:11:33.745 --> 00:11:36.281
  • He did not leave you.He is calling you deeper.
  • 00:11:36.281 --> 00:11:38.817
  • He is calling you deeper.He did not abandon you.
  • 00:11:38.817 --> 00:11:42.487
  • He did not abandon you.He -- He no longer wants
  • 00:11:42.487 --> 00:11:44.589
  • He -- He no longer wantsto just be with you.
  • 00:11:44.589 --> 00:11:47.659
  • to just be with you.He wants to be in you.
  • 00:11:47.659 --> 00:11:48.460
  • He wants to be in you.And that's what He could not
  • 00:11:48.460 --> 00:11:50.962
  • And that's what He could notget them to understand.
  • 00:11:50.962 --> 00:11:51.863
  • get them to understand.They kept thinking it was
  • 00:11:51.863 --> 00:11:55.200
  • They kept thinking it wassomething they could see.
  • 00:11:55.200 --> 00:11:55.667
  • something they could see.They kept thinking
  • 00:11:55.667 --> 00:11:56.367
  • They kept thinkingthat it was something
  • 00:11:56.367 --> 00:11:59.971
  • that it was somethingthat their eyes could verify,
  • 00:11:59.971 --> 00:12:03.041
  • that their eyes could verify,and I'm glad for what
  • 00:12:03.041 --> 00:12:07.879
  • and I'm glad for whatHe told them in John 16.
  • 00:12:07.879 --> 00:12:11.116
  • He told them in John 16.He said in John 16,
  • 00:12:11.116 --> 00:12:12.851
  • He said in John 16,I think Verse 7.
  • 00:12:12.851 --> 00:12:14.919
  • I think Verse 7.Is that the right one?
  • 00:12:14.919 --> 00:12:16.721
  • Is that the right one?Yeah.
  • 00:12:16.721 --> 00:12:17.655
  • Yeah.Before He left, He said,
  • 00:12:17.655 --> 00:12:18.389
  • Before He left, He said,"I tell you,
  • 00:12:18.389 --> 00:12:19.324
  • "I tell you,it is for your good
  • 00:12:19.324 --> 00:12:22.127
  • it is for your goodthat I am going away."
  • 00:12:22.127 --> 00:12:24.295
  • that I am going away.""It is for your good
  • 00:12:24.295 --> 00:12:25.230
  • "It is for your goodthat I am going away.
  • 00:12:25.230 --> 00:12:26.364
  • that I am going away.Unless I go away,
  • 00:12:26.364 --> 00:12:27.432
  • Unless I go away,the Advocate will not
  • 00:12:27.432 --> 00:12:28.633
  • the Advocate will notcome to you;
  • 00:12:28.633 --> 00:12:29.167
  • come to you;but if I go,
  • 00:12:29.167 --> 00:12:31.035
  • but if I go,I will send Him to you."
  • 00:12:31.035 --> 00:12:33.104
  • I will send Him to you."If I go, I can send you
  • 00:12:33.104 --> 00:12:35.173
  • If I go, I can send yousomething greater.
  • 00:12:35.173 --> 00:12:36.007
  • something greater.I know your hearts
  • 00:12:36.007 --> 00:12:36.908
  • I know your heartsare filled with sorrow
  • 00:12:36.908 --> 00:12:37.742
  • are filled with sorrowand mourning,
  • 00:12:37.742 --> 00:12:38.676
  • and mourning,and you have reason to mourn
  • 00:12:38.676 --> 00:12:40.712
  • and you have reason to mournand be sorrowful.
  • 00:12:40.712 --> 00:12:41.312
  • and be sorrowful.Nothing hurts
  • 00:12:41.312 --> 00:12:42.580
  • Nothing hurtslike having something leave
  • 00:12:42.580 --> 00:12:43.815
  • like having something leaveor change in your life.
  • 00:12:43.815 --> 00:12:45.250
  • or change in your life.Even if it's a positive change,
  • 00:12:45.250 --> 00:12:47.252
  • Even if it's a positive change,it's painful.
  • 00:12:47.252 --> 00:12:48.253
  • it's painful.Even if something negative
  • 00:12:48.253 --> 00:12:49.154
  • Even if something negativeleaves your life,
  • 00:12:49.154 --> 00:12:49.988
  • leaves your life,it still requires
  • 00:12:49.988 --> 00:12:50.989
  • it still requiresa recalibration
  • 00:12:50.989 --> 00:12:51.823
  • a recalibrationto try to figure out,
  • 00:12:51.823 --> 00:12:52.590
  • to try to figure out,how does life work
  • 00:12:52.590 --> 00:12:54.592
  • how does life workwithout this?
  • 00:12:54.592 --> 00:12:58.563
  • without this?But He said it's for your good.
  • 00:12:58.563 --> 00:12:59.430
  • But He said it's for your good.Paul comes along later
  • 00:12:59.430 --> 00:13:00.231
  • Paul comes along laterand says, "All things
  • 00:13:00.231 --> 00:13:03.034
  • and says, "All thingswork together for good."
  • 00:13:03.034 --> 00:13:03.835
  • work together for good."And even when
  • 00:13:03.835 --> 00:13:05.703
  • And even whenit doesn't feel good,
  • 00:13:05.703 --> 00:13:07.005
  • it doesn't feel good,it can be for good.
  • 00:13:07.005 --> 00:13:08.473
  • it can be for good.This is the transformative
  • 00:13:08.473 --> 00:13:10.842
  • This is the transformativepower of faith.
  • 00:13:10.842 --> 00:13:11.509
  • power of faith.It's for good.
  • 00:13:11.509 --> 00:13:12.510
  • It's for good.He said it's good
  • 00:13:12.510 --> 00:13:14.546
  • He said it's goodthat I'm ghosting you.
  • 00:13:14.546 --> 00:13:15.547
  • that I'm ghosting you.It's good that I leave
  • 00:13:15.547 --> 00:13:17.415
  • It's good that I leavein physical form
  • 00:13:17.415 --> 00:13:18.817
  • in physical formbecause then I can give you
  • 00:13:18.817 --> 00:13:20.585
  • because then I can give youin spiritual form.
  • 00:13:20.585 --> 00:13:21.986
  • in spiritual form.Then I can direct you
  • 00:13:21.986 --> 00:13:23.755
  • Then I can direct youfrom a deeper place,
  • 00:13:23.755 --> 00:13:25.657
  • from a deeper place,and God is working for you
  • 00:13:25.657 --> 00:13:26.491
  • and God is working for youright now,
  • 00:13:26.491 --> 00:13:27.458
  • right now,but it might not feel
  • 00:13:27.458 --> 00:13:28.726
  • but it might not feelgood to you,
  • 00:13:28.726 --> 00:13:29.561
  • good to you,but it doesn't have
  • 00:13:29.561 --> 00:13:31.129
  • but it doesn't haveto feel good to you
  • 00:13:31.129 --> 00:13:34.532
  • to feel good to youto be good for you.
  • 00:13:34.532 --> 00:13:35.066
  • to be good for you.Come on.
  • 00:13:35.066 --> 00:13:36.601
  • Come on.Everybody who's ever exercised
  • 00:13:36.601 --> 00:13:38.603
  • Everybody who's ever exercisedknows this.
  • 00:13:38.603 --> 00:13:39.237
  • knows this.It doesn't have
  • 00:13:39.237 --> 00:13:41.439
  • It doesn't haveto feel good to me.
  • 00:13:41.439 --> 00:13:43.708
  • to feel good to me.A doughnut tastes good to me,
  • 00:13:43.708 --> 00:13:46.177
  • A doughnut tastes good to me,but a squat is good for me.
  • 00:13:46.177 --> 00:13:46.978
  • but a squat is good for me.So, I can't go
  • 00:13:46.978 --> 00:13:49.247
  • So, I can't gooff of what feels good to me.
  • 00:13:49.247 --> 00:13:50.248
  • off of what feels good to me.I have to believe
  • 00:13:50.248 --> 00:13:51.816
  • I have to believethat God is for me.
  • 00:13:51.816 --> 00:13:54.118
  • that God is for me.If you know He's for you,
  • 00:13:54.118 --> 00:13:56.487
  • If you know He's for you,shout right in the devil's face
  • 00:13:56.487 --> 00:13:57.055
  • shout right in the devil's faceand tell him,
  • 00:13:57.055 --> 00:13:58.990
  • and tell him,"I'm not going anywhere.
  • 00:13:58.990 --> 00:14:01.326
  • "I'm not going anywhere.I'm waiting in Jerusalem
  • 00:14:01.326 --> 00:14:02.393
  • It's good for you.
  • 00:14:13.838 --> 00:14:14.873
  • It's good for you.It's good for you.
  • 00:14:14.873 --> 00:14:16.507
  • It's good for you.It's not good if your dad
  • 00:14:16.507 --> 00:14:17.775
  • It's not good if your daddidn't raise you,
  • 00:14:17.775 --> 00:14:19.344
  • didn't raise you,but God is going to use
  • 00:14:19.344 --> 00:14:20.912
  • but God is going to usethat vacancy
  • 00:14:20.912 --> 00:14:22.680
  • that vacancyto create within you
  • 00:14:22.680 --> 00:14:24.515
  • to create within youa compassion and a resilience
  • 00:14:24.515 --> 00:14:25.183
  • a compassion and a resiliencethat you would not
  • 00:14:25.183 --> 00:14:26.251
  • He gifted me.
  • 00:14:31.623 --> 00:14:33.091
  • He gifted me.The gift of the Spirit.
  • 00:14:33.091 --> 00:14:34.292
  • The gift of the Spirit.The gift of the Holy Ghost.
  • 00:14:34.292 --> 00:14:35.426
  • The gift of the Holy Ghost.The gift, the gift,
  • 00:14:35.426 --> 00:14:36.094
  • The gift, the gift,the gift.
  • 00:14:36.094 --> 00:14:36.794
  • the gift.I'm gifted.
  • 00:14:36.794 --> 00:14:37.629
  • I'm gifted.I'm gifted.
  • 00:14:37.629 --> 00:14:39.397
  • I'm gifted.God has gifted me
  • 00:14:39.397 --> 00:14:40.765
  • God has gifted mewith my experiences
  • 00:14:40.765 --> 00:14:42.066
  • with my experiencesto fulfill my purpose
  • 00:14:42.066 --> 00:14:43.167
  • - CONGREGATION: Come on.
  • 00:14:46.905 --> 00:14:47.672
  • - He said in Jerusalem,
  • 00:14:55.647 --> 00:14:56.514
  • - He said in Jerusalem,Judea, Samaria,
  • 00:14:56.514 --> 00:14:58.583
  • Judea, Samaria,ends of the Earth.
  • 00:14:58.583 --> 00:14:59.550
  • ends of the Earth.To us, those are just
  • 00:14:59.550 --> 00:15:03.721
  • To us, those are justlike Star Wars Galaxies,
  • 00:15:03.721 --> 00:15:04.989
  • like Star Wars Galaxies,but to those who heard,
  • 00:15:04.989 --> 00:15:05.623
  • but to those who heard,they were actual
  • 00:15:05.623 --> 00:15:08.126
  • they were actualgeographical places,
  • 00:15:08.126 --> 00:15:09.127
  • geographical places,and Jerusalem was where
  • 00:15:09.127 --> 00:15:10.128
  • and Jerusalem was wherethey would receive the gift
  • 00:15:10.128 --> 00:15:11.162
  • they would receive the giftand Samaria was where
  • 00:15:11.162 --> 00:15:12.597
  • and Samaria was whereit would go through to reach
  • 00:15:12.597 --> 00:15:13.464
  • it would go through to reachthe ends of the Earth,
  • 00:15:13.464 --> 00:15:16.901
  • the ends of the Earth,and they hated Samaria.
  • 00:15:16.901 --> 00:15:18.169
  • and they hated Samaria.The Jewish people
  • 00:15:18.169 --> 00:15:20.405
  • The Jewish peoplehated the Samaritans,
  • 00:15:20.405 --> 00:15:21.706
  • hated the Samaritans,so much they would go
  • 00:15:21.706 --> 00:15:24.075
  • so much they would goaround Samaria,
  • 00:15:24.075 --> 00:15:25.877
  • around Samaria,adding hours to their trip
  • 00:15:25.877 --> 00:15:27.011
  • adding hours to their tripto avoid having to deal
  • 00:15:27.011 --> 00:15:29.480
  • to avoid having to dealwith the Samaritans.
  • 00:15:29.480 --> 00:15:31.549
  • with the Samaritans.And it wasn't a one-way
  • 00:15:31.549 --> 00:15:32.750
  • And it wasn't a one-waykind of hatred either.
  • 00:15:32.750 --> 00:15:33.718
  • kind of hatred either.The Samaritans hated them
  • 00:15:33.718 --> 00:15:34.252
  • The Samaritans hated themright back.
  • 00:15:34.252 --> 00:15:36.454
  • right back.So, it was beef in both ways
  • 00:15:36.454 --> 00:15:37.121
  • So, it was beef in both waysbetween the Jews
  • 00:15:37.121 --> 00:15:38.256
  • between the Jewsand the Samaritans,
  • 00:15:38.256 --> 00:15:39.457
  • and the Samaritans,and so when Jesus said
  • 00:15:39.457 --> 00:15:41.726
  • and so when Jesus saidthrough Samaria,
  • 00:15:41.726 --> 00:15:42.427
  • through Samaria,that's the place
  • 00:15:42.427 --> 00:15:43.394
  • that's the placethat they didn't wanna go,
  • 00:15:43.394 --> 00:15:44.128
  • that they didn't wanna go,but that was the place
  • 00:15:44.128 --> 00:15:44.829
  • but that was the placethat the Gospel
  • 00:15:44.829 --> 00:15:45.930
  • In one part of Jesus's ministry,
  • 00:15:51.736 --> 00:15:52.503
  • In one part of Jesus's ministry,we talked about the power
  • 00:15:52.503 --> 00:15:54.072
  • we talked about the powerof His presence.
  • 00:15:54.072 --> 00:15:54.472
  • of His presence.In John 4,
  • 00:15:54.472 --> 00:15:55.506
  • In John 4,it said He had to go
  • 00:15:55.506 --> 00:15:57.709
  • it said He had to gothrough Samaria.
  • 00:15:57.709 --> 00:15:59.711
  • through Samaria.He had to go through Samaria,
  • 00:15:59.711 --> 00:16:01.379
  • He had to go through Samaria,and He met a woman at the well,
  • 00:16:01.379 --> 00:16:03.481
  • and He met a woman at the well,and she became a preacher.
  • 00:16:03.481 --> 00:16:04.382
  • and she became a preacher.I don't know if you believe
  • 00:16:04.382 --> 00:16:05.116
  • I don't know if you believein woman preachers,
  • 00:16:05.116 --> 00:16:05.984
  • She became an evangelist.
  • 00:16:14.158 --> 00:16:15.259
  • She left carrying water
  • 00:16:16.194 --> 00:16:16.728
  • She left carrying waterbecause of the power
  • 00:16:16.728 --> 00:16:17.528
  • because of the powerof His presence is
  • 00:16:17.528 --> 00:16:18.997
  • of His presence isyou come with a need
  • 00:16:18.997 --> 00:16:20.164
  • you come with a needand you leave overflowing
  • 00:16:20.164 --> 00:16:21.632
  • and you leave overflowingto take what He has given you
  • 00:16:21.632 --> 00:16:24.736
  • to take what He has given youinto the world.
  • 00:16:24.736 --> 00:16:29.474
  • into the world.He had to go through Samaria,
  • 00:16:29.474 --> 00:16:32.744
  • He had to go through Samaria,through the place they hated.
  • 00:16:32.744 --> 00:16:34.979
  • through the place they hated.And the Lord spoke to me.
  • 00:16:34.979 --> 00:16:38.649
  • And the Lord spoke to me.We all have some area,
  • 00:16:38.649 --> 00:16:40.785
  • Some area of your life
  • 00:16:50.361 --> 00:16:51.029
  • Some area of your lifewhere God is working
  • 00:16:51.029 --> 00:16:53.431
  • where God is workingthrough where you are insecure,
  • 00:16:53.431 --> 00:16:56.034
  • through where you are insecure,and you are uncertain.
  • 00:16:56.034 --> 00:16:57.702
  • and you are uncertain.In the absence of answers,
  • 00:16:57.702 --> 00:17:01.506
  • In the absence of answers,faith is born.
  • 00:17:01.506 --> 00:17:02.940
  • faith is born.Through some area
  • 00:17:02.940 --> 00:17:04.675
  • Through some areaI believe God is working
  • 00:17:04.675 --> 00:17:05.743
  • I believe God is workingthrough my message today
  • 00:17:05.743 --> 00:17:07.612
  • through my message todayand whether it's
  • 00:17:07.612 --> 00:17:08.646
  • and whether it'san unhealed resentment
  • 00:17:08.646 --> 00:17:11.816
  • an unhealed resentmentfrom someone who left your life
  • 00:17:11.816 --> 00:17:13.284
  • from someone who left your lifeor it is an unstable
  • 00:17:13.284 --> 00:17:14.118
  • or it is an unstablefeeling within you
  • 00:17:14.118 --> 00:17:17.288
  • feeling within youabout who am I now,
  • 00:17:17.288 --> 00:17:19.557
  • about who am I now,if life has left you
  • 00:17:19.557 --> 00:17:20.391
  • if life has left youwith the presence of God
  • 00:17:20.391 --> 00:17:23.628
  • with the presence of Godhidden in the clouds,
  • 00:17:23.628 --> 00:17:24.429
  • hidden in the clouds,I wanted to be
  • 00:17:24.429 --> 00:17:26.330
  • I wanted to beyour preacher today
  • 00:17:26.330 --> 00:17:28.833
  • your preacher todaythat it is through that area
  • 00:17:28.833 --> 00:17:30.001
  • that it is through that areathat the Gospel will be released
  • 00:17:30.001 --> 00:17:32.804
  • You will receive power.
  • 00:17:43.514 --> 00:17:45.116
  • You will receive power."Lord, are you gonna do
  • 00:17:45.116 --> 00:17:46.951
  • "Lord, are you gonna dothe Kingdom thing now?
  • 00:17:46.951 --> 00:17:48.019
  • the Kingdom thing now?Are you gonna?
  • 00:17:48.019 --> 00:17:48.453
  • Are you gonna?Is this it?
  • 00:17:48.453 --> 00:17:49.320
  • Is this it?Are you gonna turn it
  • 00:17:49.320 --> 00:17:51.689
  • Are you gonna turn itupside-down and shake us free
  • 00:17:51.689 --> 00:17:52.924
  • upside-down and shake us freefrom the bondage of Rome?
  • 00:17:52.924 --> 00:17:53.825
  • from the bondage of Rome?What do we want?
  • 00:17:53.825 --> 00:17:54.525
  • What do we want?The Kingdom.
  • 00:17:54.525 --> 00:17:55.460
  • The Kingdom.When do we want it?"
  • 00:17:55.460 --> 00:17:57.962
  • When do we want it?"And Jesus is like,
  • 00:17:57.962 --> 00:18:02.266
  • And Jesus is like,"The timing is not up to you,
  • 00:18:02.266 --> 00:18:03.534
  • "The timing is not up to you,and I know you're so concerned
  • 00:18:03.534 --> 00:18:06.671
  • and I know you're so concernedabout what you want me to do."
  • 00:18:06.671 --> 00:18:08.206
  • about what you want me to do."But isn't it amazing that Jesus,
  • 00:18:08.206 --> 00:18:09.240
  • But isn't it amazing that Jesus,instead of giving them
  • 00:18:09.240 --> 00:18:09.941
  • instead of giving themsomething to do,
  • 00:18:09.941 --> 00:18:13.911
  • something to do,He gave them something to be?
  • 00:18:13.911 --> 00:18:17.081
  • He gave them something to be?He said you will be
  • 00:18:17.081 --> 00:18:19.383
  • He said you will bemy witnesses.
  • 00:18:19.383 --> 00:18:23.121
  • my witnesses.You will be
  • 00:18:23.121 --> 00:18:25.556
  • You will bedeveloping your character.
  • 00:18:25.556 --> 00:18:26.124
  • developing your character.I'm doing it
  • 00:18:26.124 --> 00:18:27.558
  • I'm doing itthrough some area of your life
  • 00:18:27.558 --> 00:18:31.562
  • through some area of your lifethat you never expected.
  • 00:18:31.562 --> 00:18:32.430
  • that you never expected.I know these messages
  • 00:18:32.430 --> 00:18:33.197
  • I know these messagesare designed
  • 00:18:33.197 --> 00:18:34.465
  • are designedfor individual people,
  • 00:18:34.465 --> 00:18:36.400
  • for individual people,not crowds.
  • 00:18:36.400 --> 00:18:37.435
  • not crowds.That changes the way I preach
  • 00:18:37.435 --> 00:18:39.770
  • That changes the way I preachbecause in a moment like this,
  • 00:18:39.770 --> 00:18:40.872
  • because in a moment like this,everybody is thinking about
  • 00:18:40.872 --> 00:18:43.274
  • everybody is thinking aboutsomething completely different.
  • 00:18:43.274 --> 00:18:44.208
  • something completely different.I'm preaching one message,
  • 00:18:44.208 --> 00:18:46.811
  • I'm preaching one message,one text, and there's thousands,
  • 00:18:46.811 --> 00:18:48.146
  • one text, and there's thousands,and thousands, and thousands
  • 00:18:48.146 --> 00:18:49.313
  • and thousands, and thousandsof some areas
  • 00:18:49.313 --> 00:18:51.149
  • of some areasthat I'm preaching to.
  • 00:18:51.149 --> 00:18:51.716
  • that I'm preaching to.There's thousands,
  • 00:18:51.716 --> 00:18:52.416
  • There's thousands,and thousands,
  • 00:18:52.416 --> 00:18:54.952
  • and thousands,and thousands of absences
  • 00:18:54.952 --> 00:18:57.421
  • and thousands of absencesthat we are ministering to.
  • 00:18:57.421 --> 00:18:59.290
  • that we are ministering to.I wanna stand here flatfooted
  • 00:18:59.290 --> 00:19:00.925
  • I wanna stand here flatfootedand believe God with you today
  • 00:19:00.925 --> 00:19:01.726
  • and believe God with you todayon every location
  • 00:19:01.726 --> 00:19:05.429
  • on every locationand watching around the world,
  • 00:19:05.429 --> 00:19:06.697
  • and watching around the world,that the space that God
  • 00:19:06.697 --> 00:19:08.032
  • that the space that Godhas left in your life
  • 00:19:08.032 --> 00:19:10.501
  • has left in your lifewhere you do not understand,
  • 00:19:10.501 --> 00:19:11.669
  • where you do not understand,the space that God has left
  • 00:19:11.669 --> 00:19:12.637
  • the space that God has leftin your life, you know,
  • 00:19:12.637 --> 00:19:13.771
  • in your life, you know,where you think,
  • 00:19:13.771 --> 00:19:14.772
  • where you think,"Well, I can't do that;
  • 00:19:14.772 --> 00:19:16.407
  • "Well, I can't do that;I didn't go to Harvard.
  • 00:19:16.407 --> 00:19:17.074
  • I didn't go to Harvard.Well, I can't do that;
  • 00:19:17.074 --> 00:19:18.643
  • Well, I can't do that;I didn't have a dad to raise me,
  • 00:19:18.643 --> 00:19:19.644
  • I didn't have a dad to raise me,and I didn't have both parents,
  • 00:19:19.644 --> 00:19:20.678
  • and I didn't have both parents,and I can't do that
  • 00:19:20.678 --> 00:19:21.812
  • and I can't do thatbecause I haven't been
  • 00:19:21.812 --> 00:19:22.647
  • because I haven't beensuch a good person,
  • 00:19:22.647 --> 00:19:23.381
  • such a good person,and I can't do that
  • 00:19:23.381 --> 00:19:24.115
  • and I can't do thatbecause I didn't
  • 00:19:24.115 --> 00:19:24.949
  • because I didn'tprepare for it --"
  • 00:19:24.949 --> 00:19:28.486
  • prepare for it --"that that spot, that area,
  • 00:19:28.486 --> 00:19:30.721
  • that that spot, that area,that place that you call lack
  • 00:19:30.721 --> 00:19:31.522
  • that place that you call lackis the place where
  • 00:19:31.522 --> 00:19:33.291
  • And I just wanna
  • 00:19:39.263 --> 00:19:39.964
  • And I just wannabelieve with you,
  • 00:19:39.964 --> 00:19:41.098
  • believe with you,so stand to your feet.
  • 00:19:41.098 --> 00:19:42.300
  • so stand to your feet.I wanna believe God with you
  • 00:19:42.300 --> 00:19:44.368
  • I wanna believe God with youin this moment.
  • 00:19:44.368 --> 00:19:47.939
  • in this moment.The power of His presence
  • 00:19:47.939 --> 00:19:49.507
  • The power of His presenceoften becomes most clear
  • 00:19:49.507 --> 00:19:50.441
  • often becomes most clearin what we perceive
  • 00:19:50.441 --> 00:19:53.878
  • in what we perceiveto be absence.
  • 00:19:53.878 --> 00:19:55.079
  • to be absence.I don't know how well I've done
  • 00:19:55.079 --> 00:19:56.013
  • I don't know how well I've doneexplaining it today,
  • 00:19:56.013 --> 00:19:57.081
  • explaining it today,but I believe that the Lord
  • 00:19:57.081 --> 00:19:59.116
  • but I believe that the Lordwill help me to get
  • 00:19:59.116 --> 00:20:00.151
  • will help me to getthis message across to you
  • 00:20:00.151 --> 00:20:02.320
  • this message across to youin the way you need to hear it,
  • 00:20:02.320 --> 00:20:03.354
  • in the way you need to hear it,and so I just want you
  • 00:20:03.354 --> 00:20:04.055
  • and so I just want youto bow your head
  • 00:20:04.055 --> 00:20:04.789
  • to bow your headand close your eyes
  • 00:20:04.789 --> 00:20:07.858
  • and close your eyesbecause the Holy Spirit
  • 00:20:07.858 --> 00:20:12.129
  • because the Holy Spiritis a better preacher than me.
  • 00:20:12.129 --> 00:20:13.631
  • is a better preacher than me.And before we just run off,
  • 00:20:13.631 --> 00:20:16.467
  • And before we just run off,you know, trying to get
  • 00:20:16.467 --> 00:20:18.703
  • you know, trying to getto the next thing
  • 00:20:18.703 --> 00:20:19.537
  • to the next thingand before we click off
  • 00:20:19.537 --> 00:20:21.906
  • and before we click offand watch a cat video on YouTube
  • 00:20:21.906 --> 00:20:24.642
  • and watch a cat video on YouTubeor something like that,
  • 00:20:24.642 --> 00:20:25.509
  • or something like that,I just want us to wait
  • 00:20:25.509 --> 00:20:28.279
  • I just want us to waitfor the gift.
  • 00:20:28.279 --> 00:20:30.982
  • for the gift.He says, "Stay in Jerusalem
  • 00:20:30.982 --> 00:20:33.718
  • He says, "Stay in Jerusalemand wait for the gift."
  • 00:20:33.718 --> 00:20:34.518
  • and wait for the gift."You haven't been seeing it
  • 00:20:34.518 --> 00:20:35.953
  • You haven't been seeing itas a gift,
  • 00:20:35.953 --> 00:20:36.854
  • as a gift,but God is going to give you
  • 00:20:36.854 --> 00:20:37.788
  • but God is going to give youa gift out of this very
  • 00:20:37.788 --> 00:20:39.757
  • a gift out of this verydifficult season.
  • 00:20:39.757 --> 00:20:40.291
  • difficult season.I declare it
  • 00:20:40.291 --> 00:20:42.326
  • I declare itin the name of Jesus.
  • 00:20:42.326 --> 00:20:46.297
  • in the name of Jesus.The Spirit of God is in you.
  • 00:20:46.297 --> 00:20:47.131
  • The Spirit of God is in you.His physical presence
  • 00:20:47.131 --> 00:20:49.700
  • His physical presencewas wonderful,
  • 00:20:49.700 --> 00:20:52.270
  • was wonderful,but the Spirit was even better.
  • 00:20:52.270 --> 00:20:53.037
  • but the Spirit was even better.God is bringing you
  • 00:20:53.037 --> 00:20:54.105
  • God is bringing youinto something better
  • 00:20:54.105 --> 00:20:55.573
  • into something betteras we speak.
  • 00:20:55.573 --> 00:20:56.240
  • as we speak.You are going
  • 00:20:56.240 --> 00:20:57.575
  • You are goingto know Him intimately
  • 00:20:57.575 --> 00:21:02.013
  • to know Him intimatelyand make Him known profoundly
  • 00:21:02.013 --> 00:21:05.082
  • and make Him known profoundlyafter this.
  • 00:21:05.082 --> 00:21:05.683
  • after this.For all those
  • 00:21:05.683 --> 00:21:08.319
  • For all thosewho are chosen by God
  • 00:21:08.319 --> 00:21:10.588
  • who are chosen by Godand He has given you a task
  • 00:21:10.588 --> 00:21:11.589
  • and He has given you a taskbut you've been feeling lately
  • 00:21:11.589 --> 00:21:12.390
  • but you've been feeling latelylike you don't have
  • 00:21:12.390 --> 00:21:14.225
  • like you don't havewhat it takes,
  • 00:21:14.225 --> 00:21:15.226
  • what it takes,you can join with Peter, James,
  • 00:21:15.226 --> 00:21:17.028
  • you can join with Peter, James,and John, and Levi,
  • 00:21:17.028 --> 00:21:19.430
  • and John, and Levi,and Matthew, and Andrew,
  • 00:21:19.430 --> 00:21:21.966
  • and Matthew, and Andrew,and all the other Disciples
  • 00:21:21.966 --> 00:21:22.566
  • and all the other Discipleswho stood there,
  • 00:21:22.566 --> 00:21:23.501
  • who stood there,looking into the sky
  • 00:21:23.501 --> 00:21:24.869
  • looking into the skyand wondering,
  • 00:21:24.869 --> 00:21:27.672
  • and wondering,"When will it come?"
  • 00:21:27.672 --> 00:21:28.406
  • "When will it come?""And a mighty rushing wind
  • 00:21:28.406 --> 00:21:29.473
  • "And a mighty rushing windcame on the day of Pentecost
  • 00:21:29.473 --> 00:21:30.641
  • came on the day of Pentecostand filled all those
  • 00:21:30.641 --> 00:21:34.178
  • and filled all thosewho were present."
  • 00:21:34.178 --> 00:21:36.914
  • who were present."Present.
  • 00:21:36.914 --> 00:21:37.948
  • Present.We understand the power
  • 00:21:37.948 --> 00:21:40.718
  • We understand the powerof God's presence,
  • 00:21:40.718 --> 00:21:41.852
  • of God's presence,but I wonder do we understand
  • 00:21:41.852 --> 00:21:45.656
  • but I wonder do we understandthe power of our presence,
  • 00:21:45.656 --> 00:21:48.059
  • the power of our presence,that He is in us.
  • 00:21:48.059 --> 00:21:49.493
  • that He is in us.When we fully show up
  • 00:21:49.493 --> 00:21:52.663
  • When we fully show upto an encounter like this,
  • 00:21:52.663 --> 00:21:53.931
  • to an encounter like this,we receive in our spirit
  • 00:21:53.931 --> 00:21:55.566
  • we receive in our spiritwhat we could never understand
  • 00:21:55.566 --> 00:21:57.768
  • what we could never understandor conceive with our mind.
  • 00:21:57.768 --> 00:21:58.669
  • or conceive with our mind.I want you to turn your palms
  • 00:21:58.669 --> 00:21:59.270
  • I want you to turn your palmstoward Heaven
  • 00:21:59.270 --> 00:22:00.071
  • toward Heavenand lift your hands
  • 00:22:00.071 --> 00:22:03.040
  • and lift your handsin this moment.
  • 00:22:03.040 --> 00:22:03.774
  • in this moment.I thank you, Lord,
  • 00:22:03.774 --> 00:22:06.043
  • I thank you, Lord,for a fresh filling,
  • 00:22:06.043 --> 00:22:08.746
  • for a fresh filling,fresh anointing.
  • 00:22:08.746 --> 00:22:09.447
  • fresh anointing.I thank you that people
  • 00:22:09.447 --> 00:22:13.117
  • I thank you that peopleare not leaving here today empty
  • 00:22:13.117 --> 00:22:13.684
  • are not leaving here today emptybecause of what
  • 00:22:13.684 --> 00:22:14.685
  • because of whatpeople didn't give
  • 00:22:14.685 --> 00:22:17.655
  • people didn't giveor what life didn't deliver,
  • 00:22:17.655 --> 00:22:19.457
  • or what life didn't deliver,but we are being filled
  • 00:22:19.457 --> 00:22:24.495
  • but we are being filledright now in your presence.
  • 00:22:24.495 --> 00:22:25.629
  • right now in your presence.We don't believe the lie
  • 00:22:25.629 --> 00:22:26.664
  • We don't believe the liethat you left us
  • 00:22:26.664 --> 00:22:28.733
  • that you left usor changed your mind about us.
  • 00:22:28.733 --> 00:22:30.034
  • or changed your mind about us.We don't look to circumstances
  • 00:22:30.034 --> 00:22:31.569
  • We don't look to circumstancesto validate
  • 00:22:31.569 --> 00:22:34.638
  • to validatewhether or not we win.
  • 00:22:34.638 --> 00:22:36.207
  • whether or not we win.We have victory in your name,
  • 00:22:36.207 --> 00:22:37.475
  • We have victory in your name,healing in your name,
  • 00:22:37.475 --> 00:22:38.776
  • healing in your name,peace in your name,
  • 00:22:38.776 --> 00:22:39.710
  • peace in your name,joy in your name.
  • 00:22:39.710 --> 00:22:42.146
  • joy in your name.All these things are ours,
  • 00:22:42.146 --> 00:22:44.281
  • - Hey, it really is
  • 00:22:45.716 --> 00:22:46.183
  • - Hey, it really isa privilege
  • 00:22:46.183 --> 00:22:47.651
  • a privilegeto share God's Word with you.
  • 00:22:47.651 --> 00:22:49.053
  • to share God's Word with you.Thank you for joining me.
  • 00:22:49.053 --> 00:22:50.354
  • Thank you for joining me.But each week we just have
  • 00:22:50.354 --> 00:22:51.956
  • But each week we just havea little bit of time together,
  • 00:22:51.956 --> 00:22:52.623
  • a little bit of time together,and I'd love to take
  • 00:22:52.623 --> 00:22:53.724
  • and I'd love to takethe conversation beyond
  • 00:22:53.724 --> 00:22:55.626
  • So, if you wanna go deeper,
  • 00:22:57.661 --> 00:22:58.262
  • So, if you wanna go deeper,if you wanna connect
  • 00:22:58.262 --> 00:22:59.630
  • if you wanna connecton another level,
  • 00:22:59.630 --> 00:23:00.698
  • on another level,you can call or go online,
  • 00:23:00.698 --> 00:23:02.199
  • you can call or go online,right now, and request
  • 00:23:02.199 --> 00:23:03.267
  • right now, and requestexclusive resources
  • 00:23:03.267 --> 00:23:05.002
  • exclusive resourcesfrom today's message.
  • 00:23:05.002 --> 00:23:06.337
  • from today's message.We'll make them available to you
  • 00:23:06.337 --> 00:23:07.738
  • We'll make them available to youwith your gift of any amount
  • 00:23:07.738 --> 00:23:08.639
  • with your gift of any amountto the ministry.
  • 00:23:08.639 --> 00:23:09.807
  • to the ministry.But, I wanna tell you about
  • 00:23:09.807 --> 00:23:11.041
  • But, I wanna tell you aboutsomething else, too.
  • 00:23:11.041 --> 00:23:13.978
  • something else, too.Live, every single Sunday,
  • 00:23:13.978 --> 00:23:15.513
  • Live, every single Sunday,we broadcast a message
  • 00:23:15.513 --> 00:23:16.614
  • we broadcast a messagefrom Elevation Church;
  • 00:23:16.614 --> 00:23:18.215
  • from Elevation Church;the church where I pastor.
  • 00:23:18.215 --> 00:23:19.483
  • the church where I pastor.And so, you can tune in,
  • 00:23:19.483 --> 00:23:20.651
  • And so, you can tune in,worship with us,
  • 00:23:20.651 --> 00:23:21.352
  • worship with us,hear a message,
  • 00:23:21.352 --> 00:23:23.053
  • hear a message,experience the ministry,
  • 00:23:23.053 --> 00:23:24.422
  • experience the ministry,live, as it happens.
  • 00:23:24.422 --> 00:23:25.723
  • live, as it happens.And, what's even better,
  • 00:23:25.723 --> 00:23:26.524
  • a community of people
  • 00:23:27.491 --> 00:23:29.126
  • a community of peoplefrom all over the world;
  • 00:23:29.126 --> 00:23:30.494
  • from all over the world;we call it "eFam".
  • 00:23:30.494 --> 00:23:31.762
  • we call it "eFam".'E', like Elevation,
  • 00:23:31.762 --> 00:23:33.130
  • 'E', like Elevation,'E', like extended --
  • 00:23:33.130 --> 00:23:33.664
  • 'E', like extended --it means a lotta
  • 00:23:33.664 --> 00:23:34.865
  • it means a lottadifferent things.
  • 00:23:34.865 --> 00:23:36.133
  • different things.But, it's just our way,
  • 00:23:36.133 --> 00:23:37.435
  • But, it's just our way,to connect with you
  • 00:23:37.435 --> 00:23:38.936
  • to connect with youbeyond this broadcast.
  • 00:23:38.936 --> 00:23:40.004
  • beyond this broadcast.I would love for you
  • 00:23:40.004 --> 00:23:41.071
  • I would love for youto join us, live,
  • 00:23:41.071 --> 00:23:42.072
  • to join us, live,this weekend.
  • 00:23:42.072 --> 00:23:43.107
  • this weekend.And, you can go online:
  • 00:23:43.107 --> 00:23:46.644
  • And, you can go online:stevenfurtick.com/live.
  • 00:23:46.644 --> 00:23:48.846
  • stevenfurtick.com/live.Don't forget the /live.
  • 00:23:48.846 --> 00:23:50.181
  • Don't forget the /live.It will take you directly
  • 00:23:50.181 --> 00:23:52.383
  • It will take you directlyto the details and the times,
  • 00:23:52.383 --> 00:23:54.518
  • to the details and the times,so do it now, visit the website.
  • 00:23:54.518 --> 00:23:56.086
  • - I like to run
  • 00:23:59.557 --> 00:24:01.659
  • - I like to runin the morning.
  • 00:24:01.659 --> 00:24:02.493
  • in the morning.I put in the work,
  • 00:24:02.493 --> 00:24:03.327
  • I put in the work,and I get the reward
  • 00:24:03.327 --> 00:24:04.595
  • and I get the rewardof feeling like I'm better
  • 00:24:04.595 --> 00:24:06.597
  • of feeling like I'm betterthan I was yesterday.
  • 00:24:06.597 --> 00:24:07.631
  • than I was yesterday.I'm better than those jokers
  • 00:24:07.631 --> 00:24:08.466
  • I'm better than those jokerswho are still snoozing
  • 00:24:08.466 --> 00:24:10.234
  • who are still snoozingthe morning away.
  • 00:24:10.234 --> 00:24:13.037
  • the morning away.And I'm on top of the world.
  • 00:24:13.037 --> 00:24:14.238
  • And then I realize,
  • 00:24:19.243 --> 00:24:19.743
  • And then I realize,I'm really just
  • 00:24:19.743 --> 00:24:21.812
  • I'm really justa beginner.
  • 00:24:21.812 --> 00:24:22.313
  • a beginner.There are professional
  • 00:24:22.313 --> 00:24:24.915
  • There are professionalathletes half my age.
  • 00:24:24.915 --> 00:24:27.351
  • athletes half my age.What am I actually running for?
  • 00:24:27.351 --> 00:24:28.085
  • What am I actually running for?How can I feel chosen
  • 00:24:28.085 --> 00:24:28.586
  • How can I feel chosenfor something
  • 00:24:28.586 --> 00:24:29.687
  • for somethingthat I'm not even close
  • 00:24:29.687 --> 00:24:32.957
  • that I'm not even closeto being the best at?
  • 00:24:32.957 --> 00:24:35.259
  • to being the best at?So am I ever worth it?
  • 00:24:35.259 --> 00:24:35.993
  • So am I ever worth it?Should I have just hit
  • 00:24:35.993 --> 00:24:37.127
  • Should I have just hitthe snooze button too?
  • 00:24:37.127 --> 00:24:37.895
  • the snooze button too?- And you're gonna walk around
  • 00:24:37.895 --> 00:24:39.096
  • - And you're gonna walk aroundin self-doubt
  • 00:24:39.096 --> 00:24:40.231
  • in self-doubttrying to figure out
  • 00:24:40.231 --> 00:24:41.298
  • trying to figure outif God chose you.
  • 00:24:41.298 --> 00:24:44.001
  • if God chose you.You oughta know God chose you.
  • 00:24:44.001 --> 00:24:45.236
  • You oughta know God chose you.You want to believe
  • 00:24:45.236 --> 00:24:46.070
  • You want to believeGod chose you,
  • 00:24:46.070 --> 00:24:47.004
  • God chose you,and you oughta go through
  • 00:24:47.004 --> 00:24:48.939
  • and you oughta go throughyour life with your head
  • 00:24:48.939 --> 00:24:52.009
  • - Maybe this is what everyone
  • 00:24:55.212 --> 00:24:58.616
  • - Maybe this is what everyonefeels like at the beginning.
  • 00:24:58.616 --> 00:25:00.384
  • - When the finish line
  • 00:25:01.652 --> 00:25:02.720
  • feels far away,
  • 00:25:02.720 --> 00:25:03.487
  • it's easy to resent
  • 00:25:03.487 --> 00:25:04.855
  • how far you have to go
  • 00:25:04.855 --> 00:25:05.422
  • instead of embracing
  • 00:25:05.422 --> 00:25:06.056
  • the progress
  • 00:25:06.056 --> 00:25:07.758
  • you've already made.
  • 00:25:07.758 --> 00:25:08.993
  • But you don't have to perform
  • 00:25:08.993 --> 00:25:10.561
  • perfectly to walk in who God
  • 00:25:10.561 --> 00:25:11.795
  • has called you to be.
  • 00:25:11.795 --> 00:25:12.763
  • In this new series
  • 00:25:12.763 --> 00:25:14.532
  • from Pastor Steven Furtick,
  • 00:25:14.532 --> 00:25:15.733
  • you'll focus on understanding
  • 00:25:15.733 --> 00:25:17.134
  • who you are in Christ,
  • 00:25:17.134 --> 00:25:18.102
  • and the unique purpose
  • 00:25:18.102 --> 00:25:19.770
  • he has for our lives.
  • 00:25:19.770 --> 00:25:20.871
  • Call today to request
  • 00:25:20.871 --> 00:25:22.373
  • - eFam is our online family
  • 00:25:27.344 --> 00:25:28.846
  • at Elevation Church.
  • 00:25:28.846 --> 00:25:29.413
  • It doesn't matter
  • 00:25:29.413 --> 00:25:30.714
  • where you call home,
  • 00:25:30.714 --> 00:25:31.849
  • becoming part of our eFam
  • 00:25:31.849 --> 00:25:33.183
  • is as simple as joining us
  • 00:25:33.183 --> 00:25:35.920
  • online each week.
  • 00:25:35.920 --> 00:25:37.154
  • Each weekend we broadcast
  • 00:25:37.154 --> 00:25:38.255
  • our worship experiences
  • 00:25:38.255 --> 00:25:39.023
  • to thousands of people
  • 00:25:39.023 --> 00:25:40.858
  • around the world.
  • 00:25:40.858 --> 00:25:42.092
  • It's so simple for you to join
  • 00:25:42.092 --> 00:25:43.193
  • the huge move of God
  • 00:25:43.193 --> 00:25:44.028
  • that is happening
  • 00:25:44.028 --> 00:25:45.129
  • through our eFam,
  • 00:25:45.129 --> 00:25:46.363
  • by tuning into experiences
  • 00:25:46.363 --> 00:25:48.032
  • on the weekend or on demand,
  • 00:25:48.032 --> 00:25:50.834
  • when it's convenient for you.
  • 00:25:50.834 --> 00:25:51.969
  • When you participate,
  • 00:25:51.969 --> 00:25:52.570
  • you'll experience
  • 00:25:52.570 --> 00:25:54.004
  • awesome worship music,
  • 00:25:54.004 --> 00:25:55.372
  • preaching, and community
  • 00:25:55.372 --> 00:25:56.307
  • with people tuning in,
  • 00:25:56.307 --> 00:25:58.342
  • just like yourself.
  • 00:25:58.342 --> 00:25:59.977
  • You can have a deeper connection
  • 00:25:59.977 --> 00:26:00.878
  • by joining an eGroup
  • 00:26:00.878 --> 00:26:01.946
  • and an eTeam,
  • 00:26:01.946 --> 00:26:03.447
  • giving online and connecting
  • 00:26:03.447 --> 00:26:04.748
  • with other eFam near you
  • 00:26:04.748 --> 00:26:06.817
  • through watch parties.
  • 00:26:06.817 --> 00:26:07.585
  • Wherever you find
  • 00:26:07.585 --> 00:26:08.519
  • yourself in life,
  • 00:26:08.519 --> 00:26:09.253
  • we wanna be a place
  • 00:26:09.253 --> 00:26:10.054
  • you can depend on
  • 00:26:10.054 --> 00:26:11.522
  • for receiving inspiration,
  • 00:26:11.522 --> 00:26:13.924
  • encouragement and support.
  • 00:26:13.924 --> 00:26:14.892
  • Grow your faith,
  • 00:26:14.892 --> 00:26:15.826
  • - ♪ What would you do ♪
  • 00:26:23.901 --> 00:26:25.736
  • - ♪ What would you do ♪♪ If He walked ♪
  • 00:26:25.736 --> 00:26:28.339
  • ♪ If He walked ♪♪ Into the room ♪
  • 00:26:28.339 --> 00:26:32.076
  • ♪ Into the room ♪♪ Yes ♪
  • 00:26:32.076 --> 00:26:33.944
  • ♪ Yes ♪♪ What would you do ♪
  • 00:26:33.944 --> 00:26:36.280
  • ♪ What would you do ♪♪ If He walked ♪
  • 00:26:36.280 --> 00:26:39.316
  • ♪ If He walked ♪♪ Into the room ♪
  • 00:26:39.316 --> 00:26:41.852
  • ♪ Into the room ♪♪ Yes ♪
  • 00:26:41.852 --> 00:26:45.389
  • ♪ Yes ♪♪ What would you say ♪
  • 00:26:45.389 --> 00:26:46.957
  • ♪ What would you say ♪♪ If He walked ♪
  • 00:26:46.957 --> 00:26:49.793
  • ♪ If He walked ♪♪ Into the room ♪
  • 00:26:49.793 --> 00:26:55.599
  • ♪ Into the room ♪♪ How would you praise ♪
  • 00:26:55.599 --> 00:26:57.401
  • ♪ How would you praise ♪♪ If He walked ♪
  • 00:26:57.401 --> 00:26:59.670
  • ♪ If He walked ♪♪ Into the room ♪
  • 00:26:59.670 --> 00:27:02.806
  • ♪ Into the room ♪♪ Hey ♪
  • 00:27:02.806 --> 00:27:05.909
  • ♪ Hey ♪♪ What would you do ♪
  • 00:27:05.909 --> 00:27:07.645
  • ♪ What would you do ♪♪ If He walked ♪
  • 00:27:07.645 --> 00:27:10.214
  • ♪ If He walked ♪♪ Into this room ♪
  • 00:27:10.214 --> 00:27:13.083
  • ♪ Into this room ♪♪ Yes ♪
  • 00:27:13.083 --> 00:27:17.888
  • ♪ Yes ♪♪ How would you shout ♪
  • 00:27:17.888 --> 00:27:19.189
  • ♪ How would you shout ♪♪ If He walked ♪
  • 00:27:19.189 --> 00:27:22.359
  • ♪ If He walked ♪♪ Into this room ♪
  • 00:27:22.359 --> 00:27:27.097
  • ♪ Into this room ♪♪ What would you do ♪
  • 00:27:27.097 --> 00:27:29.999