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October 9, 2019
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Steven Furtick

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  • - And one thing you gotta do
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  • when you have an expectation
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  • is make sure that
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  • you connect yourself
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  • with people who have
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  • a similar expectation.
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  • And this is important
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  • because expectation
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  • is contagious.
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  • If you get around somebody
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  • who's expecting,
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  • your expectation will rise.
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  • It's alright to be expecting.
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  • It's alright.
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  • It's alright.
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  • It's alright to love Jesus.
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  • It's alright to be enthusiastic.
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  • It's alright.
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  • It's alright to lift up
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  • your eyes to the hills
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  • and know where
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  • - Let's get into
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  • the scripture now.
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  • The Book of Matthew 11:2-3.
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  • And as I share this
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  • with you today,
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  • I pray that it'll be a very
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  • personal experience for you.
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  • Matthew 11:2 and 3, "When John,
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  • who was in prison,
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  • heard about the deeds
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  • of the Messiah,
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  • he sent his disciples
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  • to ask Him,
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  • 'Are You the One who is to come,
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  • or should we expect
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  • someone else?'"
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  • And really let's focus on
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  • the first part of that:
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  • "...when John,
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  • who was in prison..."
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  • You'll find my message
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  • right between those commas
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  • in that little clause,
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  • "...when John...",
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  • and here's the phrase,
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  • "...who was in prison...".
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  • Today, I'd like to speak to you
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  • about invisible prisons.
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  • Invisible prisons.
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  • And let's pray one more time.
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  • God, You hold the keys.
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  • You have all authority.
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  • You're sovereign.
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  • And we believe that
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  • You can do anything.
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  • Now, enable Your servants
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  • to have the kind of faith
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  • that will connect with heaven.
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  • Get us past the point
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  • of our own perspective
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  • and help us to see things
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  • like You see 'em
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  • for a few minutes.
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  • We believe that if we do,
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  • things will change in our lives.
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  • In Jesus's name, I pray.
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  • Amen.
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  • You may be seated.
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  • When you don't understand
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  • someone's expectations,
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  • you can't make sense
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  • of their disappointments.
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  • And faith when you get
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  • to the essence of it
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  • is an expectation.
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  • A confident assurance
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  • that a negative circumstance
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  • still holds the potential
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  • to produce great purpose
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  • in my life.
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  • Come on, shout on that.
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  • I'm gonna teach y'all
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  • where to shout.
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  • Y'all been coming to church
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  • too many years to not know
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  • where the shouting part is.
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  • That's the shouting part.
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  • Means I can walk into
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  • something dark and light it up
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  • because of my faith because
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  • the Light of the World
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  • lives in me.
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  • You say Jesus is
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  • the Light of the World.
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  • Absolutely, He is,
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  • but guess where He lives?
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  • It's an expectation.
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  • Faith is an expectation
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  • to know that even if
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  • the sequence of things
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  • doesn't make sense in my life
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  • that God who lives
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  • outside of time
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  • because He is eternal knows
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  • the end from the beginning.
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  • So then I have to trust Him
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  • with l, m, n, o, p
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  • if He is z and a.
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  • And if a is related to z
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  • because He is Alpha and Omega,
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  • beginning and the end,
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  • the first and the last,
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  • my faith is an expectation that
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  • before the movie even starts,
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  • He's already shot
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  • the closing scene.
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  • It helps me to know today
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  • that I don't have to
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  • live in suspense
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  • as to whether or not
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  • I will see
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  • the goodness of the Lord
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  • in the land of the living,
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  • because faith
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  • is an expectation.
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  • Faith enables me to wake up
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  • in the morning knowing
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  • that surely goodness and mercy
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  • will follow me
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  • all the days of my life.
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  • And since this is one
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  • of the days of my life,
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  • goodness and mercy
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  • are my bodyguards.
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  • One on my right,
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  • and one on my left.
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  • You can't see 'em,
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  • they're invisible,
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  • but if you look real close,
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  • I've got security.
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  • Touch somebody, say,
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  • "I got security."
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  • Goodness and mercy,
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  • the favor of the Lord
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  • is the filter through
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  • which I view the fights
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  • of my life.
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  • Knowing this,
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  • that He who began
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  • a good work in me will be
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  • faithful to complete it.
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  • Don't know when,
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  • don't know how,
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  • not even sure
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  • what He's doing yet,
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  • but my faith gives me
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  • an expectation now
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  • unto Him who is able to do
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  • immeasurably more than
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  • we ask or imagine according
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  • to His power that
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  • works mightily in us.
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  • Not according to my preference,
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  • not according to
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  • my understanding
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  • or the finite, you know,
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  • small, little, puny way
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  • that I tend to come
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  • at situations.
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  • But my faith
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  • is an expectation.
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  • And this expectation
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  • is contagious.
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  • Talk about expectations,
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  • man, John the Baptist,
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  • who we just read about,
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  • he was really, really familiar
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  • with the pressure
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  • of high expectations
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  • because he was
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  • a miraculously born baby
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  • and an angel
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  • prophesied his birth.
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  • And, in fact, when his mother,
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  • Elizabeth, got pregnant,
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  • you know, his father, Zechariah,
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  • was so shocked by it
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  • that he told the angel
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  • it couldn't happen because
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  • they were kinda old.
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  • And so his expectation,
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  • you know, with age,
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  • one thing can happen
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  • with age that's good,
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  • you can get experience,
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  • but it can diminish expectation.
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  • Do you know what
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  • I mean by that?
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  • I'm looking for over 40,
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  • 'cause I'm not there yet.
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  • I'm familiar with this,
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  • but John was born,
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  • but before he was born,
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  • you have to understand that
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  • he was the voice
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  • that prepared the way
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  • for the Lord that
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  • the entire nation was expecting
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  • to deliver them from oppression.
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  • That was there expectation
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  • of the Messiah they looked for
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  • for hundreds of years
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  • and centuries so that
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  • this generation that was alive
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  • at the time of the birth
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  • of Christ had heard
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  • the stories, the rumors,
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  • and the rumblings about
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  • the possibility and potential
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  • of His coming into the world.
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  • And this expectation
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  • from their heart was that
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  • He would then set them free
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  • from oppression,
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  • whether economic
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  • or political,
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  • or deliver them from
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  • their circumstantial
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  • containment.
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  • There's an expectation.
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  • And one thing you gotta do
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  • when you have an expectation
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  • is make sure that
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  • you connect yourself
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  • with people who have
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  • a similar expectation.
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  • And this is important
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  • because expectation
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  • is contagious.
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  • Say that out loud,
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  • "Expectation is contagious."
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  • Those of you
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  • watching this message,
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  • you didn't get to be
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  • with us in worship.
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  • I had everybody in the church
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  • turn to each other
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  • and I had them check
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  • with their neighbor
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  • and make sure that
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  • their neighbor was
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  • the right neighbor
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  • because I don't want 'em
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  • sitting next to anybody
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  • who's not expecting God
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  • to speak today,
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  • just gonna play something
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  • on their phone, you know,
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  • Candy Crush or whatever game
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  • is popular now.
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  • I don't play that stuff.
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  • I read my Bible
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  • in my free time.
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  • Just kidding.
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  • I'm just kidding.
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  • I read my Bible,
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  • watch YouTube in my free time.
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  • But I was just having
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  • them check, you know,
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  • because expectation
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  • is contagious.
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  • Here's how contagious it is.
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  • When John the Baptist
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  • was still in Elizabeth's womb,
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  • an angel appeared six months
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  • after Elizabeth got pregnant
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  • with John the Baptist to Mary,
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  • who was a relative of Elizabeth.
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  • Now you know Mary,
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  • "Mary Did You Know"
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  • from Christmas.
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  • She was told that she was
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  • gonna have a baby
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  • and she hadn't had relations
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  • and it's kinda hard
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  • to believe a revelation
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  • that completely contradicts
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  • the circumstances
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  • surrounding it.
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  • So the first thing that she did
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  • when the angel left
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  • was go into the hill country
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  • to see her relative
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  • named Elizabeth
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  • because the angel said
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  • she's also expecting.
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  • The best thing you can do
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  • when you are expecting
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  • is to get around somebody else
  • 00:07:50.220 --> 00:07:52.180
  • who's expecting.
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  • If you get around
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  • somebody who's expecting,
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  • your expectation will rise.
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  • If you get --
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  • that's why I come to church
  • 00:08:00.140 --> 00:08:01.070
  • to be honest with you.
  • 00:08:01.070 --> 00:08:02.280
  • 'Cause you know what,
  • 00:08:02.280 --> 00:08:03.130
  • I could watch it on my phone,
  • 00:08:03.130 --> 00:08:05.060
  • but there's something about
  • 00:08:05.060 --> 00:08:06.030
  • being in an atmosphere
  • 00:08:06.030 --> 00:08:07.120
  • with people
  • 00:08:07.120 --> 00:08:08.140
  • who are also expecting.
  • 00:08:08.140 --> 00:08:10.220
  • You know what,
  • 00:08:10.220 --> 00:08:11.060
  • if you're watching
  • 00:08:11.060 --> 00:08:11.200
  • this message in your house,
  • 00:08:11.200 --> 00:08:12.280
  • next time you watch it,
  • 00:08:12.280 --> 00:08:14.030
  • invite somebody over
  • 00:08:14.030 --> 00:08:15.210
  • and y'all drink
  • 00:08:15.210 --> 00:08:16.070
  • some coffee together
  • 00:08:16.070 --> 00:08:17.180
  • and get some expectation
  • 00:08:17.180 --> 00:08:19.280
  • between the two of you
  • 00:08:19.280 --> 00:08:21.070
  • and get a Bible
  • 00:08:21.070 --> 00:08:22.070
  • and break out your Bible
  • 00:08:22.070 --> 00:08:24.090
  • and stand up on your feet
  • 00:08:24.090 --> 00:08:25.180
  • while I'm preaching,
  • 00:08:25.180 --> 00:08:26.080
  • even if you're watching
  • 00:08:26.080 --> 00:08:26.260
  • in your kitchen.
  • 00:08:26.260 --> 00:08:27.280
  • If you got somebody
  • 00:08:27.280 --> 00:08:28.190
  • next to you,
  • 00:08:28.190 --> 00:08:29.080
  • grab 'em right now
  • 00:08:29.080 --> 00:08:30.030
  • and tell 'em,
  • 00:08:30.030 --> 00:08:30.280
  • "I'm expecting something."
  • 00:08:30.280 --> 00:08:32.190
  • And what I need is somebody
  • 00:08:32.190 --> 00:08:33.150
  • who will help me
  • 00:08:33.150 --> 00:08:35.040
  • with this expectation
  • 00:08:35.040 --> 00:08:36.280
  • 'cause if I don't
  • 00:08:36.280 --> 00:08:37.160
  • get around somebody
  • 00:08:37.160 --> 00:08:38.260
  • who's expecting something.
  • 00:08:45.030 --> 00:08:48.030
  • This is so real.
  • 00:08:48.030 --> 00:08:50.140
  • This is so real that
  • 00:08:50.140 --> 00:08:53.070
  • we've got worship leaders
  • 00:08:53.070 --> 00:08:54.170
  • in this church who lead worship
  • 00:08:54.170 --> 00:08:57.010
  • and don't even
  • 00:08:57.010 --> 00:08:57.180
  • have a microphone.
  • 00:09:00.170 --> 00:09:03.170
  • 'Cause when we were
  • 00:09:03.170 --> 00:09:04.040
  • pulling in today,
  • 00:09:04.040 --> 00:09:05.090
  • Graham, who's 11, said to me --
  • 00:09:05.090 --> 00:09:06.260
  • we listen to Hezekiah Walker
  • 00:09:06.260 --> 00:09:08.050
  • on the way to church today
  • 00:09:08.050 --> 00:09:09.100
  • so I had the car bumping
  • 00:09:09.230 --> 00:09:12.230
  • on the way in the parking lot.
  • 00:09:12.230 --> 00:09:14.080
  • And then we moved over
  • 00:09:14.080 --> 00:09:15.140
  • into Israel Houghton Circa 2006.
  • 00:09:18.280 --> 00:09:21.280
  • And then we pulled
  • 00:09:21.280 --> 00:09:24.190
  • by the parking team.
  • 00:09:24.190 --> 00:09:25.230
  • And do you know what my son
  • 00:09:25.230 --> 00:09:26.220
  • said to me when we pulled
  • 00:09:26.220 --> 00:09:27.180
  • by the parking team?
  • 00:09:27.180 --> 00:09:29.040
  • He said, "I love that guy."
  • 00:09:29.040 --> 00:09:31.290
  • Now this is Graham.
  • 00:09:31.290 --> 00:09:33.060
  • Graham does --
  • 00:09:33.060 --> 00:09:33.220
  • has never even said he loved me.
  • 00:09:33.220 --> 00:09:35.080
  • But he goes like, "I love him."
  • 00:09:36.210 --> 00:09:39.210
  • You can tell he's excited.
  • 00:09:41.130 --> 00:09:44.130
  • Graham never said
  • 00:09:44.130 --> 00:09:45.040
  • 'I love Chris Brown.'
  • 00:09:45.040 --> 00:09:48.030
  • He never said it once ever.
  • 00:09:48.030 --> 00:09:50.230
  • "But that parking attendant,"
  • 00:09:50.230 --> 00:09:52.260
  • Graham said,
  • 00:09:52.260 --> 00:09:53.190
  • "he does so much for our church,
  • 00:09:53.190 --> 00:09:55.230
  • what could we do for him?"
  • 00:09:58.170 --> 00:10:01.170
  • But it was a child-like faith.
  • 00:10:01.170 --> 00:10:04.100
  • And I promise I'm gonna
  • 00:10:04.100 --> 00:10:05.050
  • talk about John the Baptist
  • 00:10:05.050 --> 00:10:06.100
  • in a minute.
  • 00:10:06.100 --> 00:10:07.190
  • But it's the craziest thing
  • 00:10:07.190 --> 00:10:09.080
  • that when somebody
  • 00:10:09.080 --> 00:10:10.090
  • is also expecting, you know,
  • 00:10:10.090 --> 00:10:12.150
  • it created an expectation
  • 00:10:12.150 --> 00:10:14.060
  • even in the parking lot.
  • 00:10:14.060 --> 00:10:16.030
  • My son felt something.
  • 00:10:16.030 --> 00:10:18.020
  • What he felt though
  • 00:10:18.020 --> 00:10:18.290
  • he didn't know it,
  • 00:10:18.290 --> 00:10:19.200
  • was the Holy Spirit
  • 00:10:19.200 --> 00:10:20.250
  • in that man.
  • 00:10:20.250 --> 00:10:23.040
  • The Holy Spirit in that man
  • 00:10:23.040 --> 00:10:24.240
  • who didn't need a microphone.
  • 00:10:24.240 --> 00:10:26.140
  • He had an orange baton
  • 00:10:26.140 --> 00:10:28.260
  • and he was expecting
  • 00:10:28.270 --> 00:10:31.270
  • that when you pull in
  • 00:10:31.270 --> 00:10:32.170
  • my parking lot,
  • 00:10:32.170 --> 00:10:35.040
  • you're pulling upon holy ground
  • 00:10:35.040 --> 00:10:37.290
  • I'm expecting something.
  • 00:10:47.200 --> 00:10:49.280
  • So when Elizabeth and Mary
  • 00:10:49.280 --> 00:10:51.200
  • got together, Mary said,
  • 00:10:51.200 --> 00:10:53.090
  • "Oh, I just got bumped."
  • 00:10:53.090 --> 00:10:55.260
  • Mary said, "What do you mean
  • 00:10:55.260 --> 00:10:56.230
  • I just got bumped?
  • 00:10:56.230 --> 00:10:57.200
  • This is the new modern
  • 00:10:57.200 --> 00:10:58.150
  • Steven Furtick translation
  • 00:10:58.150 --> 00:10:59.150
  • of the Bible.
  • 00:10:59.150 --> 00:11:01.020
  • What do you mean
  • 00:11:01.020 --> 00:11:01.190
  • you just got bumped?
  • 00:11:01.190 --> 00:11:02.210
  • She said, "When do you got here,
  • 00:11:02.210 --> 00:11:05.040
  • the baby in your womb
  • 00:11:05.130 --> 00:11:08.130
  • made the baby in my womb
  • 00:11:08.130 --> 00:11:11.010
  • leap for joy."
  • 00:11:11.010 --> 00:11:13.280
  • Now you can't see it,
  • 00:11:13.280 --> 00:11:15.120
  • it's invisible,
  • 00:11:15.120 --> 00:11:16.220
  • but something in you,
  • 00:11:16.220 --> 00:11:19.000
  • the Jesus in you,
  • 00:11:19.000 --> 00:11:20.280
  • the Christ in you.
  • 00:11:20.280 --> 00:11:22.250
  • I'm gonna calm down
  • 00:11:22.250 --> 00:11:23.240
  • in a minute and preach,
  • 00:11:23.240 --> 00:11:25.110
  • but somebody who's got
  • 00:11:25.110 --> 00:11:26.220
  • a purpose on the inside
  • 00:11:26.220 --> 00:11:28.260
  • shout like you're expecting
  • 00:11:28.260 --> 00:11:30.180
  • the greatest days
  • 00:11:30.180 --> 00:11:31.210
  • of your life.
  • 00:11:31.210 --> 00:11:33.180
  • [applause]
  • 00:11:39.100 --> 00:11:42.100
  • Come on, every campus,
  • 00:11:42.100 --> 00:11:43.190
  • let's take 19 seconds,
  • 00:11:43.190 --> 00:11:46.020
  • and praise Him in advance.
  • 00:11:46.020 --> 00:11:47.220
  • [applause]
  • 00:11:58.240 --> 00:12:01.260
  • It's alright.
  • 00:12:01.260 --> 00:12:03.080
  • It's alright.
  • 00:12:03.080 --> 00:12:04.200
  • It's alright to be expecting.
  • 00:12:04.200 --> 00:12:06.220
  • It's alright.
  • 00:12:06.220 --> 00:12:08.060
  • It's alright.
  • 00:12:08.060 --> 00:12:09.060
  • It's alright to love Jesus.
  • 00:12:09.060 --> 00:12:11.040
  • It's alright to be enthusiastic.
  • 00:12:11.040 --> 00:12:13.190
  • It's alright.
  • 00:12:13.190 --> 00:12:15.020
  • It's alright to lift up
  • 00:12:15.020 --> 00:12:16.090
  • your eyes to the hills
  • 00:12:16.090 --> 00:12:18.020
  • and know where
  • 00:12:18.020 --> 00:12:18.220
  • your help comes from.
  • 00:12:18.220 --> 00:12:20.110
  • [applause]
  • 00:12:24.190 --> 00:12:27.190
  • Expectation is contagious.
  • 00:12:28.160 --> 00:12:31.160
  • So is skepticism.
  • 00:12:34.030 --> 00:12:37.030
  • Sit down, we gotta modulate
  • 00:12:39.100 --> 00:12:42.100
  • 'cause a lot has happened
  • 00:12:42.100 --> 00:12:44.170
  • since John the Baptist
  • 00:12:44.170 --> 00:12:47.140
  • was jumping up and down
  • 00:12:47.140 --> 00:12:48.180
  • in Elizabeth's womb
  • 00:12:48.180 --> 00:12:49.140
  • as a fetus.
  • 00:12:49.140 --> 00:12:51.060
  • You know what I mean, like
  • 00:12:51.060 --> 00:12:52.190
  • a lot happens between
  • 00:12:52.190 --> 00:12:53.140
  • when something gets birthed.
  • 00:12:54.060 --> 00:12:57.060
  • And the point now where
  • 00:12:57.060 --> 00:12:57.280
  • he's started his ministry,
  • 00:12:57.280 --> 00:13:00.260
  • he's like he's been
  • 00:13:00.260 --> 00:13:02.090
  • doing his job.
  • 00:13:02.090 --> 00:13:04.120
  • You been doing your job?
  • 00:13:04.120 --> 00:13:06.040
  • Just "Remember the Titans",
  • 00:13:06.040 --> 00:13:07.010
  • you been doing your job.
  • 00:13:07.010 --> 00:13:10.000
  • He'd been doing his job.
  • 00:13:10.000 --> 00:13:12.120
  • And Jesus now is really,
  • 00:13:16.070 --> 00:13:19.070
  • really getting --
  • 00:13:19.070 --> 00:13:20.220
  • He's getting popular.
  • 00:13:20.220 --> 00:13:22.000
  • He's blowing up
  • 00:13:22.000 --> 00:13:22.240
  • as some would say.
  • 00:13:23.140 --> 00:13:26.140
  • Now this is not
  • 00:13:26.140 --> 00:13:27.000
  • before the blowup.
  • 00:13:27.000 --> 00:13:27.270
  • Jesus is blowing all the way up,
  • 00:13:29.110 --> 00:13:32.110
  • all the way up.
  • 00:13:32.110 --> 00:13:34.250
  • And John, according to the text,
  • 00:13:36.210 --> 00:13:39.210
  • is in prison.
  • 00:13:39.210 --> 00:13:42.180
  • When John first saw Jesus
  • 00:13:42.180 --> 00:13:45.130
  • as an adult,
  • 00:13:45.130 --> 00:13:47.180
  • and whether or not
  • 00:13:47.180 --> 00:13:48.030
  • they had much contact
  • 00:13:48.030 --> 00:13:48.190
  • during their teenage years
  • 00:13:48.190 --> 00:13:49.250
  • is not recorded in scripture,
  • 00:13:49.250 --> 00:13:52.010
  • but one thing we know is that
  • 00:13:52.010 --> 00:13:53.240
  • when John saw Jesus at one point
  • 00:13:53.240 --> 00:13:56.150
  • when he was baptizing
  • 00:13:56.150 --> 00:13:57.130
  • in the Jordan River,
  • 00:13:57.130 --> 00:13:59.130
  • John identified Jesus
  • 00:13:59.130 --> 00:14:02.120
  • not by the activities
  • 00:14:02.120 --> 00:14:03.290
  • that He did,
  • 00:14:03.290 --> 00:14:05.200
  • but he identified Him
  • 00:14:05.200 --> 00:14:07.290
  • based on the essence
  • 00:14:07.290 --> 00:14:08.270
  • of who He was,
  • 00:14:08.270 --> 00:14:09.240
  • which is really important
  • 00:14:09.240 --> 00:14:11.120
  • in how we relate to God.
  • 00:14:11.120 --> 00:14:13.110
  • Because if we only learn
  • 00:14:13.110 --> 00:14:14.200
  • to identify God by what He does
  • 00:14:15.140 --> 00:14:18.140
  • and what He does for us,
  • 00:14:18.140 --> 00:14:20.210
  • then our expectation
  • 00:14:20.210 --> 00:14:22.210
  • will be attached
  • 00:14:22.210 --> 00:14:24.170
  • to His activity
  • 00:14:24.170 --> 00:14:26.070
  • and that's dangerous.
  • 00:14:26.070 --> 00:14:28.000
  • It's very dangerous to have --
  • 00:14:28.000 --> 00:14:29.220
  • it's very dangerous to have
  • 00:14:29.220 --> 00:14:30.220
  • a low expectation of God.
  • 00:14:30.220 --> 00:14:32.280
  • Then you just live the life
  • 00:14:32.280 --> 00:14:34.000
  • at the level of
  • 00:14:34.000 --> 00:14:34.200
  • your disappointments
  • 00:14:34.200 --> 00:14:36.000
  • and then wonder why everything
  • 00:14:36.000 --> 00:14:36.270
  • turns out exactly the way
  • 00:14:36.270 --> 00:14:37.270
  • you imagined it to turn out
  • 00:14:37.270 --> 00:14:39.010
  • because you didn't have
  • 00:14:39.010 --> 00:14:39.170
  • any faith for anything else.
  • 00:14:39.170 --> 00:14:41.080
  • It's a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • 00:14:41.080 --> 00:14:43.060
  • But it's also very dangerous,
  • 00:14:43.060 --> 00:14:44.280
  • isn't it, to have
  • 00:14:44.280 --> 00:14:46.130
  • an expectation of God
  • 00:14:46.130 --> 00:14:49.050
  • that is not congruent
  • 00:14:49.050 --> 00:14:50.270
  • with His character.
  • 00:14:50.270 --> 00:14:52.230
  • And this is where
  • 00:14:52.230 --> 00:14:53.110
  • it gets difficult for us
  • 00:14:53.110 --> 00:14:55.140
  • because dancing babies
  • 00:14:55.140 --> 00:14:57.130
  • in the womb is one thing,
  • 00:14:57.130 --> 00:15:00.020
  • but now when John,
  • 00:15:00.020 --> 00:15:02.250
  • who was in prison,
  • 00:15:02.250 --> 00:15:04.190
  • not in prison for a meth lab,
  • 00:15:04.190 --> 00:15:07.160
  • not in prison because, you know,
  • 00:15:07.160 --> 00:15:10.080
  • -- not in prison
  • 00:15:10.080 --> 00:15:11.030
  • for a domestic disturbance,
  • 00:15:11.030 --> 00:15:13.110
  • in prison for standing up
  • 00:15:13.110 --> 00:15:15.250
  • to a wicked King Herod
  • 00:15:15.250 --> 00:15:18.180
  • and because he wouldn't say
  • 00:15:18.180 --> 00:15:21.090
  • what was expected of him
  • 00:15:21.090 --> 00:15:22.240
  • to be said because
  • 00:15:22.240 --> 00:15:23.180
  • he was a prophet
  • 00:15:23.180 --> 00:15:24.200
  • and he didn't operate like that
  • 00:15:24.200 --> 00:15:26.070
  • and he was kind of rough, y'all.
  • 00:15:26.070 --> 00:15:27.200
  • John the Baptist was --
  • 00:15:27.200 --> 00:15:29.080
  • if he had a Twitter account,
  • 00:15:29.080 --> 00:15:31.030
  • it would definitely
  • 00:15:31.030 --> 00:15:32.210
  • need to be suspended.
  • 00:15:32.210 --> 00:15:35.000
  • He would definitely
  • 00:15:35.000 --> 00:15:36.030
  • be deplatformed in this day.
  • 00:15:36.030 --> 00:15:38.010
  • In this PC day,
  • 00:15:38.010 --> 00:15:39.070
  • John the Baptist would not have
  • 00:15:39.070 --> 00:15:41.230
  • much of an audience.
  • 00:15:41.230 --> 00:15:42.130
  • But he was very popular
  • 00:15:42.130 --> 00:15:43.140
  • in his time until Jesus came.
  • 00:15:43.140 --> 00:15:45.020
  • And when Jesus came,
  • 00:15:45.020 --> 00:15:45.280
  • he said, "Look, Lamb of God,
  • 00:15:45.280 --> 00:15:47.050
  • takes away the sins
  • 00:15:47.050 --> 00:15:47.280
  • of the world.
  • 00:15:47.280 --> 00:15:48.150
  • Don't follow me, follow Him."
  • 00:15:48.150 --> 00:15:49.120
  • John 3:30, "He must
  • 00:15:49.120 --> 00:15:50.150
  • become greater,
  • 00:15:50.150 --> 00:15:51.030
  • I must become less.
  • 00:15:51.030 --> 00:15:51.280
  • Follow Him, not me.
  • 00:15:51.280 --> 00:15:52.280
  • Whole reason I'm here
  • 00:15:52.280 --> 00:15:53.220
  • is to point to Him.
  • 00:15:53.220 --> 00:15:54.150
  • Here He is.
  • 00:15:54.150 --> 00:15:55.050
  • You all go with Him.
  • 00:15:55.050 --> 00:15:55.290
  • I'm gonna do my thing.
  • 00:15:55.290 --> 00:15:56.220
  • I prepared the way.
  • 00:15:56.220 --> 00:15:57.150
  • I'm just a voice.
  • 00:15:57.150 --> 00:15:58.120
  • I'm not the one.
  • 00:15:58.120 --> 00:15:59.070
  • I'm just a voice pointing
  • 00:15:59.070 --> 00:16:00.070
  • to the one so I know my place.
  • 00:16:00.070 --> 00:16:01.240
  • So I'm gonna fall back now
  • 00:16:01.240 --> 00:16:02.210
  • so He can do what He came to do.
  • 00:16:02.210 --> 00:16:04.050
  • And what He came to do..."
  • 00:16:04.050 --> 00:16:04.280
  • Watch this.
  • 00:16:04.280 --> 00:16:06.110
  • "Was to judge the wickedness
  • 00:16:07.190 --> 00:16:10.190
  • and to bring the people
  • 00:16:10.190 --> 00:16:12.220
  • to repentance."
  • 00:16:12.220 --> 00:16:13.260
  • That was John's
  • 00:16:13.260 --> 00:16:14.150
  • favorite message.
  • 00:16:14.150 --> 00:16:15.240
  • He loved that word
  • 00:16:15.240 --> 00:16:17.100
  • repent, repent.
  • 00:16:17.100 --> 00:16:19.090
  • He just preached it
  • 00:16:19.090 --> 00:16:20.020
  • all the time.
  • 00:16:20.020 --> 00:16:21.000
  • And when they would come out
  • 00:16:21.000 --> 00:16:21.290
  • to be baptized by him,
  • 00:16:21.290 --> 00:16:23.180
  • he would call them names.
  • 00:16:23.180 --> 00:16:25.140
  • He one time called
  • 00:16:25.140 --> 00:16:26.150
  • the Pharisees
  • 00:16:26.150 --> 00:16:27.080
  • a brood of vipers.
  • 00:16:27.220 --> 00:16:30.220
  • I thought that would be
  • 00:16:30.220 --> 00:16:31.120
  • an interesting way
  • 00:16:31.120 --> 00:16:32.260
  • to welcome the campuses
  • 00:16:32.260 --> 00:16:33.250
  • one weekend.
  • 00:16:33.290 --> 00:16:36.290
  • And yet there was
  • 00:16:36.290 --> 00:16:38.140
  • a prophetic power
  • 00:16:38.140 --> 00:16:39.150
  • to his ministry that
  • 00:16:39.150 --> 00:16:40.290
  • people were attracted to
  • 00:16:40.290 --> 00:16:42.220
  • because he would say things
  • 00:16:42.220 --> 00:16:44.150
  • that were true
  • 00:16:44.150 --> 00:16:46.030
  • whether they wanted them
  • 00:16:46.030 --> 00:16:46.260
  • to be true or not.
  • 00:16:46.260 --> 00:16:48.150
  • And yet that same spirit,
  • 00:16:48.150 --> 00:16:50.050
  • and I really wanna isolate this,
  • 00:16:50.050 --> 00:16:51.180
  • I didn't do it last night,
  • 00:16:51.180 --> 00:16:53.030
  • but I was thinking
  • 00:16:53.030 --> 00:16:53.260
  • the same thing that made him
  • 00:16:53.260 --> 00:16:54.270
  • so great got him in trouble.
  • 00:16:55.030 --> 00:16:58.030
  • The same thing that made him
  • 00:16:58.030 --> 00:16:59.040
  • able to just take a stand
  • 00:16:59.040 --> 00:17:00.280
  • and I'm not moving
  • 00:17:00.280 --> 00:17:02.050
  • and this is how it's gonna be,
  • 00:17:02.050 --> 00:17:03.180
  • repent, repent, repent.
  • 00:17:03.180 --> 00:17:05.160
  • Let me show you one example.
  • 00:17:05.160 --> 00:17:06.170
  • Can I show you one example
  • 00:17:06.170 --> 00:17:07.140
  • of what his message was?
  • 00:17:07.140 --> 00:17:08.270
  • So he's out baptizing
  • 00:17:08.270 --> 00:17:09.270
  • at the Jordan.
  • 00:17:09.270 --> 00:17:11.040
  • He baptized Jesus.
  • 00:17:11.040 --> 00:17:13.050
  • He said I'm not worthy
  • 00:17:13.050 --> 00:17:14.190
  • to untie your thong
  • 00:17:14.190 --> 00:17:16.120
  • of your sandal.
  • 00:17:16.120 --> 00:17:17.090
  • Jesus said we gotta do it
  • 00:17:17.090 --> 00:17:18.040
  • to fulfill all righteousness,
  • 00:17:18.040 --> 00:17:19.120
  • it's proper, it's appropriate.
  • 00:17:19.120 --> 00:17:20.200
  • Stop thinking about
  • 00:17:20.200 --> 00:17:21.160
  • how you think it needs to be
  • 00:17:21.160 --> 00:17:22.220
  • and I'm telling you
  • 00:17:22.220 --> 00:17:23.120
  • how it needs to be.
  • 00:17:23.120 --> 00:17:24.100
  • You're just the voice.
  • 00:17:24.100 --> 00:17:25.140
  • You're not the --
  • 00:17:25.140 --> 00:17:26.090
  • you're not the message,
  • 00:17:26.090 --> 00:17:27.140
  • you're just the voice.
  • 00:17:27.140 --> 00:17:29.060
  • Again, you're not the message,
  • 00:17:29.060 --> 00:17:30.220
  • you're just the voice.
  • 00:17:30.220 --> 00:17:31.220
  • One more time,
  • 00:17:31.220 --> 00:17:32.130
  • you're not the message,
  • 00:17:32.130 --> 00:17:33.110
  • you're just the voice.
  • 00:17:33.110 --> 00:17:34.250
  • And so he baptized Jesus
  • 00:17:34.250 --> 00:17:36.190
  • in obedience even though
  • 00:17:36.190 --> 00:17:37.200
  • it didn't make sense.
  • 00:17:37.200 --> 00:17:38.240
  • And now, watch this.
  • 00:17:38.240 --> 00:17:39.220
  • This is something that he said
  • 00:17:39.220 --> 00:17:40.190
  • that shows us
  • 00:17:40.190 --> 00:17:42.140
  • what his expectation was.
  • 00:17:42.140 --> 00:17:44.240
  • And if you don't understand
  • 00:17:44.240 --> 00:17:46.010
  • His expectation,
  • 00:17:46.010 --> 00:17:48.070
  • you can't make sense
  • 00:17:48.070 --> 00:17:48.280
  • of his disappointment.
  • 00:17:48.280 --> 00:17:51.000
  • This was his expectation
  • 00:17:51.000 --> 00:17:52.260
  • of the Messiah.
  • 00:17:52.260 --> 00:17:54.100
  • This was his expectation
  • 00:17:54.100 --> 00:17:55.280
  • of the One that he gave away
  • 00:17:55.280 --> 00:17:57.240
  • his ministry to.
  • 00:17:57.240 --> 00:17:59.030
  • This was his expectation
  • 00:17:59.030 --> 00:18:01.060
  • of the Lamb of God
  • 00:18:01.060 --> 00:18:02.220
  • Who takes away
  • 00:18:02.220 --> 00:18:03.140
  • the sin of the world,
  • 00:18:03.140 --> 00:18:04.240
  • and it's found in Matthew 3.
  • 00:18:04.240 --> 00:18:07.070
  • Watch this.
  • 00:18:07.070 --> 00:18:08.080
  • He's talking to the crowds.
  • 00:18:08.080 --> 00:18:09.090
  • "I baptize you with water
  • 00:18:09.090 --> 00:18:11.190
  • for repentance.
  • 00:18:11.190 --> 00:18:13.170
  • But after me comes one
  • 00:18:13.170 --> 00:18:16.100
  • who is more powerful than I,
  • 00:18:16.150 --> 00:18:19.150
  • whose sandals I am not
  • 00:18:19.150 --> 00:18:20.170
  • worthy to carry.
  • 00:18:20.170 --> 00:18:23.000
  • He'll baptize you with
  • 00:18:23.000 --> 00:18:24.050
  • the Holy Spirit and fire."
  • 00:18:24.050 --> 00:18:26.000
  • Watch this, Verse 12,
  • 00:18:26.000 --> 00:18:28.100
  • "His winnowing fork is in hand."
  • 00:18:28.100 --> 00:18:30.290
  • Whoa.
  • 00:18:30.290 --> 00:18:32.030
  • That's what you use
  • 00:18:32.030 --> 00:18:33.040
  • to get the chaff out.
  • 00:18:33.040 --> 00:18:34.180
  • The wickedness,
  • 00:18:34.180 --> 00:18:35.190
  • you winnow it out
  • 00:18:35.190 --> 00:18:36.290
  • and you separate
  • 00:18:36.290 --> 00:18:38.020
  • the sheep from the goats,
  • 00:18:38.020 --> 00:18:39.020
  • the good from the bad,
  • 00:18:39.020 --> 00:18:40.050
  • the righteous from the wicked.
  • 00:18:40.100 --> 00:18:43.100
  • He's got His winnowing fork.
  • 00:18:43.100 --> 00:18:45.020
  • He's here now
  • 00:18:45.020 --> 00:18:46.050
  • and it's about to go down.
  • 00:18:46.050 --> 00:18:47.180
  • It's about to get good.
  • 00:18:47.180 --> 00:18:49.030
  • The Lamb of God is here.
  • 00:18:49.030 --> 00:18:50.140
  • "And He's got his winnowing fork
  • 00:18:50.140 --> 00:18:52.060
  • in His hand
  • 00:18:52.060 --> 00:18:53.060
  • and He will clear
  • 00:18:53.060 --> 00:18:54.030
  • His threshing floor,
  • 00:18:54.030 --> 00:18:55.140
  • gathering His wheat
  • 00:18:55.140 --> 00:18:56.220
  • into the barn,
  • 00:18:56.220 --> 00:18:57.230
  • and burning up the chaff
  • 00:18:57.230 --> 00:18:59.130
  • with unquenchable fire."
  • 00:18:59.130 --> 00:19:01.120
  • There's about to be fire.
  • 00:19:01.120 --> 00:19:02.170
  • The son of God is here.
  • 00:19:02.170 --> 00:19:03.250
  • There's about to be fire.
  • 00:19:03.250 --> 00:19:05.080
  • He's got a fork
  • 00:19:05.080 --> 00:19:06.230
  • and he's about to start a fire
  • 00:19:06.230 --> 00:19:08.160
  • and he's burning up all y'all
  • 00:19:08.160 --> 00:19:10.000
  • that don't wanna do it
  • 00:19:10.000 --> 00:19:11.040
  • and get right and get left
  • 00:19:11.040 --> 00:19:12.210
  • and you know all this stuff.
  • 00:19:12.210 --> 00:19:14.020
  • Yeah, John the Baptist
  • 00:19:14.020 --> 00:19:14.250
  • had a church sign,
  • 00:19:14.250 --> 00:19:15.200
  • it would have all those things
  • 00:19:15.200 --> 00:19:16.160
  • about hell on it.
  • 00:19:16.160 --> 00:19:17.260
  • You know, about the fire,
  • 00:19:17.260 --> 00:19:19.120
  • and the wicked,
  • 00:19:19.120 --> 00:19:21.050
  • and the righteous,
  • 00:19:21.050 --> 00:19:22.030
  • and turn or burn,
  • 00:19:22.030 --> 00:19:23.100
  • and, you know,
  • 00:19:23.100 --> 00:19:24.060
  • and he's got his fork
  • 00:19:24.060 --> 00:19:24.250
  • in one hand.
  • 00:19:24.250 --> 00:19:25.190
  • Now, watch this.
  • 00:19:25.190 --> 00:19:26.140
  • He's in prison now.
  • 00:19:26.270 --> 00:19:29.270
  • He's in prison now.
  • 00:19:29.270 --> 00:19:31.270
  • And something is making him
  • 00:19:32.080 --> 00:19:35.080
  • doubt what he was so sure
  • 00:19:35.080 --> 00:19:36.260
  • about from the time
  • 00:19:36.260 --> 00:19:38.240
  • even before He was born.
  • 00:19:38.240 --> 00:19:40.180
  • What He knew before
  • 00:19:40.180 --> 00:19:42.230
  • he was even born,
  • 00:19:42.230 --> 00:19:44.260
  • he's now doubting
  • 00:19:44.260 --> 00:19:47.200
  • in this prison.
  • 00:19:47.200 --> 00:19:50.030
  • Sends messengers
  • 00:19:50.030 --> 00:19:52.150
  • a hundred miles on foot
  • 00:19:52.150 --> 00:19:55.090
  • just to ask Jesus one question.
  • 00:19:56.100 --> 00:19:59.100
  • And I get it because, you know,
  • 00:19:59.190 --> 00:20:02.190
  • we're supposed to be partners
  • 00:20:02.190 --> 00:20:05.060
  • and here I am in prison
  • 00:20:05.060 --> 00:20:07.220
  • and all I keep seeing is You
  • 00:20:07.220 --> 00:20:08.290
  • healing people,
  • 00:20:08.290 --> 00:20:10.260
  • blessing people.
  • 00:20:10.260 --> 00:20:13.110
  • All I keep seeing
  • 00:20:13.110 --> 00:20:14.220
  • is the reports
  • 00:20:14.220 --> 00:20:15.260
  • of how awesome
  • 00:20:15.260 --> 00:20:16.190
  • it's going for You.
  • 00:20:16.190 --> 00:20:18.170
  • But I stood up to a king
  • 00:20:18.170 --> 00:20:20.280
  • and I'm here in prison.
  • 00:20:20.280 --> 00:20:22.190
  • And here's what
  • 00:20:22.190 --> 00:20:23.020
  • he's wondering.
  • 00:20:23.020 --> 00:20:23.280
  • Did you catch it
  • 00:20:23.280 --> 00:20:24.140
  • in the verse?
  • 00:20:24.140 --> 00:20:24.280
  • He said, "Are You the One
  • 00:20:25.010 --> 00:20:28.010
  • or should we expect
  • 00:20:28.010 --> 00:20:28.270
  • someone else?"
  • 00:20:28.270 --> 00:20:31.160
  • In other words,
  • 00:20:31.160 --> 00:20:32.250
  • is it always
  • 00:20:32.250 --> 00:20:33.140
  • gonna be like this?
  • 00:20:33.140 --> 00:20:36.000
  • In other words, I thought,
  • 00:20:36.250 --> 00:20:39.250
  • I thought, I thought
  • 00:20:41.290 --> 00:20:44.290
  • You were gonna --
  • 00:20:44.290 --> 00:20:47.160
  • have you ever thought
  • 00:20:47.160 --> 00:20:48.040
  • God was gonna --
  • 00:20:48.040 --> 00:20:50.180
  • Where'd y'all go?
  • 00:20:50.180 --> 00:20:51.050
  • Y'all were fired up
  • 00:20:51.050 --> 00:20:51.270
  • when we had
  • 00:20:51.270 --> 00:20:53.040
  • our little praise moment
  • 00:20:53.040 --> 00:20:54.160
  • and all that.
  • 00:20:54.160 --> 00:20:55.120
  • Have you ever thought
  • 00:20:55.120 --> 00:20:56.030
  • God was gonna?
  • 00:20:56.170 --> 00:20:59.170
  • Have you ever wondered --
  • 00:20:59.170 --> 00:21:02.170
  • 'cause John the Baptist
  • 00:21:02.170 --> 00:21:03.070
  • is just wondering.
  • 00:21:03.070 --> 00:21:04.110
  • He's just wondering.
  • 00:21:04.110 --> 00:21:05.170
  • He's not denying Jesus.
  • 00:21:05.170 --> 00:21:07.200
  • He's not turning away
  • 00:21:07.200 --> 00:21:10.060
  • from the sovereign Lord
  • 00:21:10.060 --> 00:21:11.110
  • who bought him.
  • 00:21:11.110 --> 00:21:12.050
  • He's not contradicting
  • 00:21:12.120 --> 00:21:15.120
  • what he said to begin with.
  • 00:21:15.120 --> 00:21:17.080
  • He's just thinking now
  • 00:21:17.080 --> 00:21:18.180
  • maybe God isn't
  • 00:21:20.130 --> 00:21:23.130
  • what I thought He was.
  • 00:21:23.130 --> 00:21:25.200
  • Maybe the One
  • 00:21:25.200 --> 00:21:27.120
  • that I trusted in,
  • 00:21:27.120 --> 00:21:29.270
  • maybe I trusted
  • 00:21:29.270 --> 00:21:30.290
  • in the wrong one.
  • 00:21:30.290 --> 00:21:32.090
  • Now you don't say it like that,
  • 00:21:32.090 --> 00:21:33.280
  • 'cause if you said it like that,
  • 00:21:33.280 --> 00:21:35.130
  • you would be scared
  • 00:21:35.130 --> 00:21:36.080
  • God would hit you
  • 00:21:36.080 --> 00:21:37.080
  • with a lightning bolt.
  • 00:21:37.080 --> 00:21:39.010
  • But you just send messengers.
  • 00:21:39.010 --> 00:21:41.010
  • You don't say it
  • 00:21:41.010 --> 00:21:41.250
  • like that directly,
  • 00:21:41.250 --> 00:21:43.040
  • but indirectly somebody
  • 00:21:43.040 --> 00:21:44.220
  • came in here wondering
  • 00:21:44.220 --> 00:21:46.160
  • and you don't talk about this.
  • 00:21:46.160 --> 00:21:48.040
  • You're wondering.
  • 00:21:48.040 --> 00:21:49.080
  • You know, God made
  • 00:21:49.080 --> 00:21:50.150
  • some promises.
  • 00:21:50.150 --> 00:21:51.170
  • And here's the interesting
  • 00:21:51.170 --> 00:21:53.090
  • thing about it.
  • 00:21:53.090 --> 00:21:54.150
  • A lot of times,
  • 00:21:54.150 --> 00:21:56.010
  • our entire faith journey
  • 00:21:56.010 --> 00:21:58.000
  • is sabotaged because
  • 00:21:58.000 --> 00:21:59.200
  • of our expectation of salvation
  • 00:21:59.200 --> 00:22:02.020
  • when it gets started.
  • 00:22:02.020 --> 00:22:04.240
  • And I'm not sure
  • 00:22:04.240 --> 00:22:05.180
  • that as preachers
  • 00:22:05.180 --> 00:22:06.240
  • we've been very responsible
  • 00:22:06.240 --> 00:22:07.290
  • about it because a lot of times
  • 00:22:07.290 --> 00:22:10.010
  • we will preach that
  • 00:22:10.010 --> 00:22:11.080
  • salvation from your sin
  • 00:22:11.080 --> 00:22:13.190
  • is a one-time event.
  • 00:22:13.230 --> 00:22:16.230
  • In fact, it is.
  • 00:22:16.230 --> 00:22:18.010
  • You will never pay
  • 00:22:18.010 --> 00:22:18.230
  • the penalty of your sin.
  • 00:22:18.230 --> 00:22:20.160
  • Jesus is the Lamb of God,
  • 00:22:20.160 --> 00:22:22.190
  • this is what John knew,
  • 00:22:22.190 --> 00:22:23.290
  • who takes away
  • 00:22:23.290 --> 00:22:25.080
  • the sin of the world.
  • 00:22:25.080 --> 00:22:27.090
  • But the power of sin
  • 00:22:27.090 --> 00:22:29.060
  • is very different
  • 00:22:29.060 --> 00:22:29.270
  • than the penalty of sin
  • 00:22:29.270 --> 00:22:31.260
  • and the patterns of sin
  • 00:22:31.260 --> 00:22:33.190
  • are very different
  • 00:22:33.190 --> 00:22:34.110
  • than the penalty of sin.
  • 00:22:34.110 --> 00:22:36.060
  • So when we preach that
  • 00:22:36.060 --> 00:22:37.080
  • you've been forgiven
  • 00:22:37.080 --> 00:22:37.290
  • of your sin,
  • 00:22:37.290 --> 00:22:39.040
  • you are set free
  • 00:22:39.040 --> 00:22:40.030
  • from the penalty of your sin.
  • 00:22:40.030 --> 00:22:41.290
  • But if the pattern of your sin
  • 00:22:41.290 --> 00:22:43.230
  • has been engrained not only
  • 00:22:43.230 --> 00:22:45.150
  • just throughout your lifetime,
  • 00:22:45.150 --> 00:22:47.140
  • but some of it is
  • 00:22:47.140 --> 00:22:48.060
  • even generational.
  • 00:22:48.060 --> 00:22:49.230
  • And some addictions that
  • 00:22:49.230 --> 00:22:50.270
  • you were fighting against,
  • 00:22:50.270 --> 00:22:52.060
  • you know, the invisible prisons
  • 00:22:52.060 --> 00:22:54.040
  • that you live in?
  • 00:22:54.040 --> 00:22:55.150
  • The things that you do
  • 00:22:55.150 --> 00:22:56.100
  • over and over again.
  • 00:22:56.100 --> 00:22:57.220
  • I was thinking about
  • 00:22:57.220 --> 00:22:58.190
  • how some of us are
  • 00:22:58.190 --> 00:22:59.210
  • in invisible prisons today,
  • 00:22:59.210 --> 00:23:02.140
  • even as we try to
  • 00:23:02.140 --> 00:23:03.140
  • appear free to people.
  • 00:23:03.140 --> 00:23:05.210
  • There is a spiritual
  • 00:23:05.210 --> 00:23:07.240
  • depression on so many,
  • 00:23:07.240 --> 00:23:09.210
  • so many thousands that
  • 00:23:09.210 --> 00:23:11.050
  • I will preach to this weekend
  • 00:23:11.050 --> 00:23:12.280
  • and nobody can see it
  • 00:23:12.280 --> 00:23:14.150
  • because we paint the walls
  • 00:23:14.150 --> 00:23:16.130
  • with a smile,
  • 00:23:16.130 --> 00:23:17.170
  • but we live behind bars
  • 00:23:17.170 --> 00:23:19.080
  • on the inside.
  • 00:23:19.080 --> 00:23:20.160
  • It's an invisible prison;
  • 00:23:20.160 --> 00:23:22.150
  • it's ways of thinking,
  • 00:23:22.150 --> 00:23:23.220
  • and reasoning, and fearing.
  • 00:23:28.280 --> 00:23:31.280
  • Because, when I realized
  • 00:23:31.280 --> 00:23:32.230
  • John was in
  • 00:23:32.230 --> 00:23:33.190
  • two different prisons
  • 00:23:33.190 --> 00:23:34.100
  • at the same time,
  • 00:23:34.100 --> 00:23:35.170
  • it clarified the text for me.
  • 00:23:35.170 --> 00:23:37.220
  • One was the one that
  • 00:23:37.220 --> 00:23:39.000
  • Herod Antipas put him in
  • 00:23:39.000 --> 00:23:40.190
  • for saying what
  • 00:23:40.190 --> 00:23:42.260
  • he didn't want to hear,
  • 00:23:42.260 --> 00:23:44.090
  • but the other one,
  • 00:23:44.090 --> 00:23:46.140
  • was an invisible prison.
  • 00:23:46.250 --> 00:23:49.250
  • The other one is one that
  • 00:23:49.250 --> 00:23:51.260
  • I'm all too familiar with,
  • 00:23:52.020 --> 00:23:55.020
  • this is the prison
  • 00:23:55.020 --> 00:23:57.140
  • of your expectations,
  • 00:23:57.140 --> 00:23:59.290
  • this is the prison
  • 00:23:59.290 --> 00:24:01.270
  • of your plans;
  • 00:24:01.270 --> 00:24:04.020
  • this is the prison
  • 00:24:04.020 --> 00:24:05.250
  • of what you thought
  • 00:24:05.250 --> 00:24:07.160
  • - Hey, it really is
  • 00:24:10.100 --> 00:24:11.050
  • a privilege
  • 00:24:11.050 --> 00:24:11.230
  • to share God's Word with you.
  • 00:24:11.230 --> 00:24:13.070
  • Thank you for joining me.
  • 00:24:13.070 --> 00:24:14.190
  • But, each week we just have
  • 00:24:14.190 --> 00:24:15.280
  • a little bit of time together,
  • 00:24:15.280 --> 00:24:17.160
  • and, I'd love to take
  • 00:24:17.160 --> 00:24:18.060
  • the conversation beyond
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  • just a TV program.
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  • So, if you wanna go deeper,
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  • if you wanna connect
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  • on another level,
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  • you can call or go online,
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  • right now, and request
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  • exclusive resources
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  • from today's message.
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  • We'll make them available to you
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  • with your gift of any amount
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  • to the ministry.
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  • But, I wanna tell you about
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  • something else, too.
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  • Live, every single Sunday,
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  • we broadcast a message
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  • from Elevation Church;
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  • the church where I pastor.
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  • And so, you can tune in,
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  • worship with us,
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  • hear a message,
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  • experience the ministry,
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  • live, as it happens.
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  • And, what's even better,
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  • you can connect with
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  • a community of people
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  • from all over the world;
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  • we call it "E-Fam".
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  • 'E', like Elevation,
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  • 'E', like extended --
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  • it means a lotta
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  • different things.
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  • But, it's just our way,
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  • to connect with you
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  • beyond this broadcast.
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  • I would love for you
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  • to join us, live,
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  • this weekend.
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  • And, you can go online:
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  • StevenFurtick.com/Live.
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  • Don't forget the "slash Live";
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  • it will take you directly
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  • to the details and the times,
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  • so do it now, visit the website.
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  • - I wanna set you free today
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  • from the feeling
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  • that you have
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  • to find your calling.
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  • Because if I will serve
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  • the purpose of the season
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  • that I'm in, in my life
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  • right now,
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  • my calling will find me.
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  • - So, in this season
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  • in my life, right now,
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  • I feel like God's placed me
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  • to be a leader over people
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  • that I work with,
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  • and just to serve
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  • and just to help them out.
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  • And I feel like
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  • that's gonna propel me
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  • to the next situation,
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  • the next season in my life
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  • that I'll be able
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  • to flourish more in.
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  • - A lot of the decisions
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  • that you make,
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  • you don't know
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  • if they're big or not
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  • when you're making them.
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  • And then you've got some
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  • decisions that you don't
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  • think are very big,
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  • but they're pivotal.
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  • It means that sometimes
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  • it's the small moves
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  • that set the direction.
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  • God says move toward it,
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  • it may work
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  • and even if it doesn't, I will.
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  • It is the power
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  • to move on a maybe.
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  • - -- remember applying
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  • for a job one time
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  • and just feeling like
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  • really inexperienced
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  • and I kinda was
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  • moving on a maybe
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  • by applying and, you know.
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  • God ended up working it out
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  • for me and I was able
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  • to actually get that job
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  • - My faith is not
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  • the expectation
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  • that circumstances
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  • will be pleasant.
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  • My faith is the expectation
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  • that the voice of the Lord
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  • - ANNOUNCER: Don't put
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  • your expectations
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  • on your situations,
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  • Call or go online now
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  • to receive your copy of,
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  • - I've seen You move
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  • You moved the mountains
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  • And I believe
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  • I'll see You do it again
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  • You made a way
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  • Where there was no way
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  • And I believe
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  • I'll see You do it again
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