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It Will Happen Part 2

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August 21, 2020
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Learn how to fight back against the enemy when anxiety attacks.

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It Will Happen Part 2

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  • My hope is not in this boat.
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  • My hope is not in this boat.My hope is in my God.
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  • My hope is in my God.And He didn't promise me
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  • And He didn't promise methat He would save the boat.
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  • that He would save the boat.He didn't promise me
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  • He didn't promise methat I would never cry.
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  • that I would never cry.He promised me when I did,
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  • He promised me when I did,He'd dry every tear from my eye.
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  • I'd never hurt.
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  • I'd never hurt.He said, "When you do hurt,
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  • He said, "When you do hurt,you can lift your eyes
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  • you can lift your eyesto the hills
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  • to the hillsfrom whence cometh your help.
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  • from whence cometh your help.Your help cometh
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  • Your help comethfrom the Lord."
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  • from the Lord."My hope is not in this boat.
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  • My hope is not in this boat.If the boat goes down,
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  • If the boat goes down,my faith is in God.
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  • See, the boat might break,
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  • See, the boat might break,the relationship might not
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  • the relationship might notturn out like you want it to;
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  • turn out like you want it to;and if your hope is
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  • and if your hope isin that boat, my friend,
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  • in that boat, my friend,your faith won't make it.
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  • your faith won't make it.I remember in 2012
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  • I remember in 2012when my dad first started --
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  • when my dad first started --I want to be delicate
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  • I want to be delicatehow I say this.
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  • how I say this.I believe that my dad,
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  • I believe that my dad,when he was diagnosed with ALS,
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  • when he was diagnosed with ALS,I believe he lost his mind
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  • I believe he lost his mindfrom a combination
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  • from a combinationof the pain of the disease,
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  • of the pain of the disease,some of the medications
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  • some of the medicationsthat he was on,
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  • that he was on,and just the fear
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  • and just the fearof the whole process.
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  • of the whole process.The disease itself
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  • The disease itselfwasn't affecting his mind.
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  • wasn't affecting his mind.But I believe that something
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  • But I believe that somethinghappened to him for a period
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  • happened to him for a periodof about ten months,
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  • of about ten months,the most difficult challenge
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  • the most difficult challengeour family's ever been through.
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  • our family's ever been through.He left us and he went
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  • He left us and he wentto go live by himself.
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  • to go live by himself.And when he first did,
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  • And when he first did,he was so despondent.
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  • he was so despondent.We all knew he was suicidal
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  • We all knew he was suicidaland he had said as much.
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  • and he had said as much.And when he left
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  • And when he leftand there was nothing I could do
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  • and there was nothing I could doto get him to stay
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  • to get him to stayand there was nothing
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  • and there was nothingI could do to bring him back --
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  • I could do to bring him back --And sometimes you've just done
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  • And sometimes you've just doneall that you can do;
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  • all that you can do;you've thrown all the cargo off
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  • you've thrown all the cargo offthe ship, you've thrown all
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  • the ship, you've thrown allthe tackle off the ship,
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  • the tackle off the ship,you've thrown all the stuff off,
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  • you've thrown all the stuff off,and that beating keeps coming.
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  • and that beating keeps coming.And I was contemplating
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  • And I was contemplatingthe fact my dad could very well
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  • the fact my dad could very wellkill himself and what was
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  • kill himself and what wasa good relationship
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  • a good relationshipwith him will end
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  • with him will endwith him being by himself
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  • with him being by himselfand there's nothing
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  • and there's nothingany of us can do about it.
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  • any of us can do about it.And one night in particular,
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  • And one night in particular,the fear became so strong
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  • the fear became so strongin my own heart that
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  • in my own heart thatthat would happen that --
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  • that would happen that --And I wrote about this
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  • And I wrote about thisin the book, but I didn't
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  • in the book, but I didn'tname the situation,
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  • name the situation,and now I'm telling you
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  • and now I'm telling youthe situation behind the story.
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  • the situation behind the story.I remember that
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  • I remember thatthe thoughts were coming so --
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  • the thoughts were coming so --Sometimes you can't solve
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  • Sometimes you can't solveyour own problems
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  • your own problemswithin your own mind.
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  • within your own mind.You've got to get outside
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  • You've got to get outsideof yourself and let somebody
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  • of yourself and let somebodyelse talk to you about it.
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  • else talk to you about it.And I called this counselor
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  • And I called this counselorthat I knew of that
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  • that I knew of thatI had never talked to before.
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  • I had never talked to before.And I said, "You deal
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  • And I said, "You dealwith high pressure situations
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  • with high pressure situationsall the time.
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  • all the time.I think my dad may very well
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  • I think my dad may very wellkill himself tonight
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  • kill himself tonightor tomorrow."
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  • or tomorrow."And you know all the things
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  • And you know all the thingsthat start happening
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  • that start happeningin your mind when you're facing
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  • in your mind when you're facinga desperate situation,
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  • a desperate situation,and fear's greatest hit
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  • and fear's greatest hitis called "What If."
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  • is called "What If."What if, What if, What if,
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  • What if, What if, What if,What if, What if, What if,
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  • What if, What if, What if,What if, What if, What if --
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  • What if, What if, What if --And it'll lead you down
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  • And it'll lead you downall these paths,
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  • all these paths,all these problems,
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  • all these problems,all these predicaments.
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  • all these predicaments.And I was telling the counselor,
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  • And I was telling the counselor,"I'm afraid he's going
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  • "I'm afraid he's goingto kill himself,"
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  • to kill himself,"and I expected him to say,
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  • and I expected him to say,"He's not going to do that;
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  • "He's not going to do that;just calm down, be rational."
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  • just calm down, be rational."But what he did instead
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  • But what he did insteadwas one of the greatest gifts
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  • was one of the greatest giftsanybody's ever given me.
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  • anybody's ever given me.It was the gift of perspective,
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  • It was the gift of perspective,and I've never forgotten it.
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  • and I've never forgotten it.He said, "Steven,
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  • He said, "Steven,what if he does?
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  • what if he does?What if he does?
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  • What if he does?He may.
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  • He may.We hope he won't.
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  • We hope he won't.We pray that he won't.
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  • We pray that he won't.But what if he does?"
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  • But what if he does?"And I said, "Um... that would be
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  • And I said, "Um... that would bethe hardest thing
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  • the hardest thingthat I've ever gone through.
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  • that I've ever gone through.That would be terrible."
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  • That would be terrible."And he said, "Right,
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  • And he said, "Right,it would be a nightmare.
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  • it would be a nightmare.It would be a living hell.
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  • It would be a living hell.You would never be the same.
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  • You would never be the same.It would wreck you.
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  • It would wreck you.But," he said,
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  • But," he said,"would God get you through it?"
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  • takes over our life
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  • takes over our lifeor we push back against it
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  • or we push back against itand realize that,
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  • and realize that,catch this phrase,
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  • catch this phrase,even if the worst-case scenario
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  • even if the worst-case scenarioplays out,
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  • plays out,God will be there
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  • And I used to think
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  • And I used to thinkthat fighting fear
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  • that fighting fearwas all about pushing it back.
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  • was all about pushing it back."That's never going to happen.
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  • "That's never going to happen.That's never going to happen.
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  • That's never going to happen.Just, I need to be
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  • Just, I need to bemore optimistic."
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  • more optimistic."And I do think it's important
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  • And I do think it's importantthat we don't walk around
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  • that we don't walk aroundall the time playing out
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  • all the time playing outthe worst possible scenarios
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  • the worst possible scenariosin our head, because
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  • in our head, becausemost of the things we worry
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  • most of the things we worryabout never even happen.
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  • about never even happen.I like how Joyce Meyers says it.
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  • I like how Joyce Meyers says it.She says, I'm going to do
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  • She says, I'm going to domy Joyce impression, she said,
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  • my Joyce impression, she said,"Worry is down payment
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  • "Worry is down paymenton a problem
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  • on a problemyou may never even have."
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  • you may never even have."I know my impression
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  • I know my impressionwasn't good,
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  • wasn't good,but the quote was solid.
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  • but the quote was solid.Amen.
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  • Amen.We were watching
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  • We were watchinga movie the other day.
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  • a movie the other day.They said on the movie,
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  • They said on the movie,they said,
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  • they said,"Most of the biggest challenges
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  • "Most of the biggest challengesthat you'll face in your life
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  • that you'll face in your lifewill be the result of things
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  • will be the result of thingsthat never even crossed
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  • that never even crossedyour worried mind."
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  • your worried mind."They will blindside you at 4:30
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  • They will blindside you at 4:30on a Thursday afternoon.
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  • on a Thursday afternoon.You won't even have known
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  • You won't even have knownthat you needed
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  • that you neededto worry about 'em.
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  • to worry about 'em.Additionally, most of the things
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  • Additionally, most of the thingsthat we worry about create
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  • that we worry about createother problems that we didn't
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  • other problems that we didn'teven know to worry about
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  • even know to worry aboutwhen we started worrying
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  • when we started worryingabout the one that was never
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  • about the one that was nevergoing to happen to begin with.
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  • going to happen to begin with.Worry has babies.
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  • Worry has babies.Worry creates
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  • Worry createsall kinds of conflict
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  • all kinds of conflictthat you were never going
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  • that you were never goingto have to face
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  • to have to faceif you'd have turned it over
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  • if you'd have turned it overto God in the first place.
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  • to God in the first place.Far from solving your problems,
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  • Far from solving your problems,it exponentially increases them.
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  • it exponentially increases them.So I don't believe we should
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  • So I don't believe we shouldwalk around in a state of worry,
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  • walk around in a state of worry,just playing out all
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  • just playing out allof our worst-case scenarios.
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  • of our worst-case scenarios.But every once in a while,
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  • But every once in a while,it's good to stare
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  • it's good to starethat fear in the face and say,
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  • that fear in the face and say,"Well, what if, devil?
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  • "Well, what if, devil?What if he does?"
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  • What if he does?"You know, my dad did not
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  • You know, my dad did notend up taking his own life,
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  • end up taking his own life,and we got to celebrate
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  • and we got to celebratethe end of his life with him,
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  • the end of his life with him,as painful as it was.
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  • as painful as it was.We got to be there.
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  • We got to be there.And I thank God for that.
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  • And I thank God for that.But the gift of being able
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  • But the gift of being ableto go down to the bottom
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  • to go down to the bottomof that fear and saying,
  • 00:07:00.138 --> 00:07:04.009
  • of that fear and saying,"Even if the worst thing
  • 00:07:04.009 --> 00:07:05.477
  • "Even if the worst thinghappens," because
  • 00:07:05.477 --> 00:07:08.613
  • happens," becausesometimes it does --
  • 00:07:08.613 --> 00:07:11.516
  • sometimes it does --Sometimes it does.
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  • Sometimes it does.I know that's not
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  • I know that's notthe churchiest answer,
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  • the churchiest answer,but sometimes it does.
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  • but sometimes it does.When I announced
  • 00:07:17.622 --> 00:07:18.857
  • When I announcedthe title of this message,
  • 00:07:18.857 --> 00:07:19.658
  • the title of this message,many of you were excited.
  • 00:07:19.658 --> 00:07:21.193
  • many of you were excited.I said, "It Will Happen."
  • 00:07:21.193 --> 00:07:23.628
  • I said, "It Will Happen."Whoo.
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  • Whoo.But what if "it" happened?
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  • But what if "it" happened?The other it.
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  • The other it.I think it's a great gift
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  • I think it's a great giftwhen you find out,
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  • when you find out,when you press down
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  • when you press downto the bottom of that and say,
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  • to the bottom of that and say,"God would still be at
  • 00:07:37.242 --> 00:07:40.245
  • "God would still be atthe bottom.
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  • the bottom.My faith is in God,
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  • My faith is in God,not in the ship
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  • not in the shipthat I'm sailing on."
  • 00:07:45.784 --> 00:07:46.551
  • that I'm sailing on."What if, What if, What if,
  • 00:07:46.551 --> 00:07:47.352
  • What if, What if, What if,What if, What if, What if,
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  • What if, What if, What if,What if, What if, What if --
  • 00:07:48.987 --> 00:07:50.222
  • What if, What if, What if --Stop.
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  • Stop.Well?
  • 00:07:51.223 --> 00:07:52.757
  • Well?What if?
  • 00:07:52.757 --> 00:07:53.658
  • What if?I remember telling Elijah
  • 00:07:53.658 --> 00:07:54.459
  • I remember telling Elijahone time, "Elijah,
  • 00:07:54.459 --> 00:07:55.260
  • one time, "Elijah,if you keep jumping around
  • 00:07:55.260 --> 00:07:55.727
  • what if you break your bed?"
  • 00:07:56.661 --> 00:07:58.797
  • what if you break your bed?"He said, "Well, what if?"
  • 00:07:58.797 --> 00:07:59.564
  • He said, "Well, what if?"Here's what he knew.
  • 00:07:59.564 --> 00:08:01.433
  • Here's what he knew."You'd get me another one.
  • 00:08:01.433 --> 00:08:02.167
  • "You'd get me another one.You ain't going to let me
  • 00:08:02.167 --> 00:08:05.270
  • You ain't going to let mesleep on the floor."
  • 00:08:05.270 --> 00:08:05.904
  • sleep on the floor."That's a great phrase.
  • 00:08:05.904 --> 00:08:09.708
  • That's a great phrase.Well, what if.
  • 00:08:09.708 --> 00:08:10.575
  • Well, what if.It's not going to happen.
  • 00:08:10.575 --> 00:08:11.710
  • It's not going to happen.It's not going to happen.
  • 00:08:11.710 --> 00:08:12.777
  • It's not going to happen.But even if it does,
  • 00:08:12.777 --> 00:08:13.445
  • but even if it does,
  • 00:08:16.481 --> 00:08:17.082
  • but even if it does,God would be there
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  • God would be thereat the bottom.
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  • at the bottom.He's the God of the valley, too.
  • 00:08:23.788 --> 00:08:25.390
  • He's the God of the valley, too.And Paul said,
  • 00:08:25.390 --> 00:08:26.324
  • And Paul said,"And we might have
  • 00:08:26.324 --> 00:08:27.425
  • "And we might haveto breaststroke our way
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  • to breaststroke our wayto the island,
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  • to the island,but we're not dying out here."
  • 00:08:30.095 --> 00:08:31.029
  • but we're not dying out here."Put the verse back up.
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  • Put the verse back up.I think it's verse 22.
  • 00:08:36.902 --> 00:08:38.036
  • I think it's verse 22.The last line of that verse
  • 00:08:38.036 --> 00:08:39.538
  • The last line of that verseafter the semicolon, he says,
  • 00:08:39.538 --> 00:08:41.106
  • after the semicolon, he says,"...only the ship
  • 00:08:41.106 --> 00:08:42.107
  • "...only the shipwill be destroyed."
  • 00:08:42.107 --> 00:08:42.774
  • will be destroyed."Now, is that encouraging
  • 00:08:42.774 --> 00:08:43.675
  • Now, is that encouragingor discouraging?
  • 00:08:43.675 --> 00:08:44.309
  • or discouraging?Depends on which part
  • 00:08:44.309 --> 00:08:46.545
  • Depends on which partof the sentence you focus on.
  • 00:08:46.545 --> 00:08:47.245
  • of the sentence you focus on.If you start with
  • 00:08:47.245 --> 00:08:49.014
  • If you start with"the ship will be destroyed,"
  • 00:08:49.014 --> 00:08:50.882
  • "the ship will be destroyed,"that's bad.
  • 00:08:50.882 --> 00:08:52.617
  • that's bad.But if you back up one word,
  • 00:08:52.617 --> 00:08:56.154
  • But if you back up one word,"only," what does that imply?
  • 00:08:56.154 --> 00:08:57.489
  • "only," what does that imply?The ship's going down,
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  • The ship's going down,but boys, we're not.
  • 00:09:01.126 --> 00:09:03.361
  • but boys, we're not.Only one word stands
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  • Only one word standsbetween fear and faith.
  • 00:09:05.397 --> 00:09:06.565
  • between fear and faith.Only one word.
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  • Only one word.God, I'm preaching this now
  • 00:09:07.699 --> 00:09:08.900
  • God, I'm preaching this nowbecause when Jesus
  • 00:09:08.900 --> 00:09:10.268
  • because when Jesuswas buried in the ground,
  • 00:09:10.268 --> 00:09:12.771
  • was buried in the ground,they thought it was over,
  • 00:09:12.771 --> 00:09:13.972
  • they thought it was over,so they got their boats back out
  • 00:09:13.972 --> 00:09:14.839
  • so they got their boats back outand went fishing.
  • 00:09:14.839 --> 00:09:15.807
  • and went fishing.Their faith was still
  • 00:09:15.807 --> 00:09:17.642
  • Their faith was stillin their boats.
  • 00:09:17.642 --> 00:09:19.044
  • in their boats.But when Jesus came walking
  • 00:09:19.044 --> 00:09:20.512
  • But when Jesus came walkingto 'em on the water, He said,
  • 00:09:20.512 --> 00:09:23.148
  • to 'em on the water, He said,"Boys, get out your boat.
  • 00:09:23.148 --> 00:09:25.250
  • "Boys, get out your boat.I got up out of the ground.
  • 00:09:25.250 --> 00:09:27.218
  • I got up out of the ground.The worst thing happened.
  • 00:09:27.218 --> 00:09:30.155
  • The worst thing happened.The spit on Me and killed Me
  • 00:09:30.155 --> 00:09:31.489
  • The spit on Me and killed Meand called Me dead.
  • 00:09:31.489 --> 00:09:34.225
  • and called Me dead.But on the third day, I rose."
  • 00:09:34.225 --> 00:09:36.361
  • But on the third day, I rose."[cheering]
  • 00:09:36.361 --> 00:09:41.866
  • [cheering]Oh, oh, oh.
  • 00:09:41.866 --> 00:09:42.601
  • Oh, oh, oh.I gotta finish.
  • 00:09:42.601 --> 00:09:44.536
  • I gotta finish.I gotta finish.
  • 00:09:44.536 --> 00:09:45.770
  • I gotta finish.Please, please, calm down.
  • 00:09:45.770 --> 00:09:46.938
  • Please, please, calm down.I'm gonna finish.
  • 00:09:46.938 --> 00:09:48.840
  • I'm gonna finish.[laughter]
  • 00:09:48.840 --> 00:09:50.075
  • [laughter]So the ship's going down,
  • 00:09:50.075 --> 00:09:51.576
  • So the ship's going down,but I'm not.
  • 00:09:51.576 --> 00:09:52.877
  • but I'm not.I might lose this relationship
  • 00:09:52.877 --> 00:09:53.445
  • I might lose this relationshipbut, you know,
  • 00:09:53.445 --> 00:09:56.348
  • but, you know,here's what'll happen to me.
  • 00:09:56.348 --> 00:09:56.982
  • here's what'll happen to me.There's been a fair amount
  • 00:09:56.982 --> 00:09:57.682
  • There's been a fair amountof negativity concerning
  • 00:09:57.682 --> 00:09:59.317
  • of negativity concerningour church in public spheres
  • 00:09:59.317 --> 00:10:00.318
  • our church in public spheresin recent days.
  • 00:10:00.318 --> 00:10:06.257
  • in recent days.[laughter]
  • 00:10:06.257 --> 00:10:06.925
  • [laughter]And the devil starts
  • 00:10:06.925 --> 00:10:08.860
  • And the devil startsmessing with me, saying
  • 00:10:08.860 --> 00:10:09.527
  • messing with me, saying"But what if people start
  • 00:10:09.527 --> 00:10:10.762
  • "But what if people startbelieving this crap eventually,
  • 00:10:10.762 --> 00:10:11.463
  • believing this crap eventually,and think you're
  • 00:10:11.463 --> 00:10:12.230
  • and think you'rea horrible monster,
  • 00:10:12.230 --> 00:10:14.165
  • a horrible monster,and leave your church?
  • 00:10:14.165 --> 00:10:16.601
  • and leave your church?What if everybody leaves?
  • 00:10:16.601 --> 00:10:17.335
  • What if everybody leaves?And I used to say -
  • 00:10:17.335 --> 00:10:18.136
  • And I used to say -yeah, I used to go,
  • 00:10:18.136 --> 00:10:18.903
  • yeah, I used to go,"It's not gonna happen,
  • 00:10:18.903 --> 00:10:19.471
  • "It's not gonna happen,it's not gonna happen,
  • 00:10:19.471 --> 00:10:21.706
  • it's not gonna happen,it's not gonna happen."
  • 00:10:21.706 --> 00:10:22.474
  • it's not gonna happen."And then one day,
  • 00:10:22.474 --> 00:10:23.642
  • And then one day,I decided I'm gonna try
  • 00:10:23.642 --> 00:10:25.677
  • I decided I'm gonna trya different strategy on this.
  • 00:10:25.677 --> 00:10:30.348
  • a different strategy on this.Well, what if they do leave?
  • 00:10:30.348 --> 00:10:33.184
  • Well, what if they do leave?It's like God said,
  • 00:10:33.184 --> 00:10:35.754
  • It's like God said,"Would you still love Me?"
  • 00:10:35.754 --> 00:10:38.690
  • "Would you still love Me?"Hmm.
  • 00:10:38.690 --> 00:10:42.394
  • Hmm."Would you still serve Me?"
  • 00:10:42.394 --> 00:10:44.663
  • "Would you still serve Me?"Are you still that same boy
  • 00:10:44.663 --> 00:10:45.430
  • Are you still that same boythat would stand up and preach
  • 00:10:45.430 --> 00:10:47.866
  • that would stand up and preachin front of five people
  • 00:10:47.866 --> 00:10:50.001
  • in front of five peoplewhen you were 16 years old?
  • 00:10:50.001 --> 00:10:51.136
  • when you were 16 years old?And spend 20 hours preparing
  • 00:10:51.136 --> 00:10:52.937
  • And spend 20 hours preparingthe message while your friends
  • 00:10:52.937 --> 00:10:54.272
  • the message while your friendswere at a keg party?
  • 00:10:54.272 --> 00:10:57.609
  • were at a keg party?Would you still serve me?
  • 00:10:57.609 --> 00:10:58.510
  • Would you still serve me?And it didn't take me long.
  • 00:10:58.510 --> 00:11:00.745
  • And it didn't take me long.I said of course I would, God.
  • 00:11:00.745 --> 00:11:02.514
  • I said of course I would, God.I'll preach to somebody,
  • 00:11:02.514 --> 00:11:04.082
  • I'll preach to somebody,somewhere.
  • 00:11:04.082 --> 00:11:06.351
  • somewhere.I'll keep preaching.
  • 00:11:06.351 --> 00:11:09.788
  • I'll keep preaching.I'm the same dude.
  • 00:11:09.788 --> 00:11:12.824
  • I'm the same dude.So it set me free.
  • 00:11:12.824 --> 00:11:14.325
  • So it set me free.Now God's so cool,
  • 00:11:14.325 --> 00:11:15.360
  • Now God's so cool,because the church has actually
  • 00:11:15.360 --> 00:11:17.529
  • because the church has actuallygrown by several thousand people
  • 00:11:17.529 --> 00:11:18.530
  • grown by several thousand peoplein the last couple of months.
  • 00:11:18.530 --> 00:11:20.565
  • in the last couple of months.[cheering]
  • 00:11:20.565 --> 00:11:23.768
  • [cheering]Yeah, God's really cool.
  • 00:11:23.768 --> 00:11:26.104
  • Yeah, God's really cool.But I had to come to a point
  • 00:11:26.104 --> 00:11:28.506
  • But I had to come to a pointwhere I said I'm not counting
  • 00:11:28.506 --> 00:11:29.474
  • where I said I'm not countingon this boat to get me
  • 00:11:29.474 --> 00:11:31.776
  • on this boat to get meto the other side.
  • 00:11:31.776 --> 00:11:33.878
  • to the other side.My hope is not in the boat.
  • 00:11:33.878 --> 00:11:35.547
  • My hope is not in the boat.I love this church,
  • 00:11:35.547 --> 00:11:36.548
  • I love this church,but my faith
  • 00:11:36.548 --> 00:11:38.983
  • but my faithis not in this church.
  • 00:11:38.983 --> 00:11:40.618
  • is not in this church.My faith is in the God
  • 00:11:40.618 --> 00:11:43.922
  • My faith is in the Godwho said upon this rock,
  • 00:11:43.922 --> 00:11:46.124
  • who said upon this rock,I will build my church.
  • 00:11:46.124 --> 00:11:47.959
  • I will build my church.[applause]
  • 00:11:47.959 --> 00:11:49.527
  • [applause]I'm not counting on the boat
  • 00:11:49.527 --> 00:11:51.196
  • I'm not counting on the boatto get me to the other side.
  • 00:11:51.196 --> 00:11:52.997
  • to get me to the other side.I'm counting on the One
  • 00:11:52.997 --> 00:11:56.000
  • I'm counting on the Onewho made the wind and the waves.
  • 00:11:56.000 --> 00:11:58.369
  • who made the wind and the waves.I'm counting on the One who made
  • 00:11:58.369 --> 00:12:00.271
  • I'm counting on the One who madethe tree that made the boat.
  • 00:12:00.271 --> 00:12:06.077
  • the tree that made the boat.I'm counting on Him.
  • 00:12:06.077 --> 00:12:07.312
  • I'm counting on Him.One time, they wanted
  • 00:12:07.312 --> 00:12:09.380
  • One time, they wantedto kill Paul, Don.
  • 00:12:09.380 --> 00:12:10.648
  • to kill Paul, Don.They wanted to kill him.
  • 00:12:10.648 --> 00:12:11.649
  • They wanted to kill him.And so he had this --
  • 00:12:11.649 --> 00:12:13.284
  • And so he had this --This is so funny.
  • 00:12:13.284 --> 00:12:15.520
  • This is so funny.He said, "I'm a little bit torn.
  • 00:12:15.520 --> 00:12:16.855
  • He said, "I'm a little bit torn.I'm a little bit conflicted."
  • 00:12:16.855 --> 00:12:18.323
  • I'm a little bit conflicted."He said, "Part of me wants
  • 00:12:18.323 --> 00:12:19.324
  • He said, "Part of me wantsto live so I can tell more
  • 00:12:19.324 --> 00:12:21.292
  • to live so I can tell morepeople about Christ.
  • 00:12:21.292 --> 00:12:21.960
  • people about Christ.But there's this other part
  • 00:12:21.960 --> 00:12:23.061
  • But there's this other partof me, I wouldn't mind
  • 00:12:23.061 --> 00:12:24.996
  • of me, I wouldn't mindseeing Jesus, 'cause I know
  • 00:12:24.996 --> 00:12:27.031
  • seeing Jesus, 'cause I knowit's going to be great.
  • 00:12:27.031 --> 00:12:28.433
  • it's going to be great.And so if I stay here,
  • 00:12:28.433 --> 00:12:29.768
  • And so if I stay here,I'll just hang out with y'all
  • 00:12:29.768 --> 00:12:31.202
  • I'll just hang out with y'alland keep preaching.
  • 00:12:31.202 --> 00:12:32.303
  • and keep preaching.If I die..."
  • 00:12:32.303 --> 00:12:33.037
  • If I die..."What are you going to do
  • 00:12:33.037 --> 00:12:35.106
  • What are you going to dowith a guy like this
  • 00:12:35.106 --> 00:12:35.940
  • with a guy like this'cause shipwreck don't scare
  • 00:12:35.940 --> 00:12:38.309
  • 'cause shipwreck don't scarea guy like this?
  • 00:12:38.309 --> 00:12:39.911
  • a guy like this?He don't need the boat.
  • 00:12:39.911 --> 00:12:42.013
  • He don't need the boat."Even if I drown,
  • 00:12:42.013 --> 00:12:47.485
  • "Even if I drown,I don't really die.
  • 00:12:47.485 --> 00:12:48.787
  • I don't really die.Even if I drown,
  • 00:12:48.787 --> 00:12:50.288
  • Even if I drown,I don't' really die."
  • 00:12:50.288 --> 00:12:52.257
  • I don't' really die."You catching it?
  • 00:12:52.257 --> 00:12:52.857
  • You catching it?"He came that
  • 00:12:52.857 --> 00:12:54.692
  • "He came thatI might have eternal life.
  • 00:12:54.692 --> 00:12:57.128
  • I might have eternal life.Even if this ship goes down,
  • 00:12:57.128 --> 00:13:01.199
  • Even if this ship goes down,my faith will stand."
  • 00:13:01.199 --> 00:13:04.335
  • my faith will stand."[applause]
  • 00:13:04.335 --> 00:13:05.603
  • [applause]Fix your focus
  • 00:13:05.603 --> 00:13:07.972
  • Fix your focusand keep up your courage.
  • 00:13:07.972 --> 00:13:09.440
  • and keep up your courage.It says in verse 41, it happened
  • 00:13:09.440 --> 00:13:10.909
  • It says in verse 41, it happenedjust like Paul predicted.
  • 00:13:10.909 --> 00:13:12.043
  • just like Paul predicted."The ship struck a sandbar
  • 00:13:12.043 --> 00:13:12.844
  • "The ship struck a sandbarand ran aground.
  • 00:13:12.844 --> 00:13:14.078
  • and ran aground.The bow stuck fast
  • 00:13:14.078 --> 00:13:14.946
  • The bow stuck fastand would not move,
  • 00:13:14.946 --> 00:13:15.713
  • and would not move,and the stern was broken
  • 00:13:15.713 --> 00:13:17.048
  • and the stern was brokento pieces by the pounding
  • 00:13:17.048 --> 00:13:17.982
  • to pieces by the poundingof the surf."
  • 00:13:17.982 --> 00:13:18.616
  • of the surf."And so the pounding
  • 00:13:18.616 --> 00:13:19.150
  • And so the poundingkeeps coming,
  • 00:13:19.150 --> 00:13:20.385
  • keeps coming,but now Paul's not focused on
  • 00:13:20.385 --> 00:13:20.952
  • but now Paul's not focused onthe pounding.
  • 00:13:20.952 --> 00:13:22.220
  • the pounding.He's focused on his purpose.
  • 00:13:22.220 --> 00:13:23.087
  • He's focused on his purpose.He's not focused on
  • 00:13:23.087 --> 00:13:23.655
  • He's not focused onthe pounding.
  • 00:13:23.655 --> 00:13:24.923
  • the pounding.He's focused on God's promise.
  • 00:13:24.923 --> 00:13:26.791
  • He's focused on God's promise.And it says in verse 42,
  • 00:13:26.791 --> 00:13:27.625
  • And it says in verse 42,I felt sorry for Paul
  • 00:13:27.625 --> 00:13:28.193
  • I felt sorry for Paulwhen I read this,
  • 00:13:28.193 --> 00:13:29.360
  • when I read this,"The soldiers planned
  • 00:13:29.360 --> 00:13:30.128
  • "The soldiers plannedto kill the prisoners,"
  • 00:13:30.128 --> 00:13:30.829
  • to kill the prisoners,"Paul was one of them,
  • 00:13:30.829 --> 00:13:31.996
  • Paul was one of them,"to prevent any of them
  • 00:13:31.996 --> 00:13:32.664
  • "to prevent any of themfrom swimming away
  • 00:13:32.664 --> 00:13:33.298
  • from swimming awayand escaping."
  • 00:13:33.298 --> 00:13:34.165
  • and escaping.""Thanks a lot for saving
  • 00:13:34.165 --> 00:13:35.266
  • "Thanks a lot for savingour lives by being on this ship
  • 00:13:35.266 --> 00:13:36.201
  • our lives by being on this shipand praying to God, Paul.
  • 00:13:36.201 --> 00:13:37.368
  • and praying to God, Paul.Now we're going to kill you."
  • 00:13:37.368 --> 00:13:38.236
  • Now we're going to kill you."But how many of you know
  • 00:13:38.236 --> 00:13:38.937
  • But how many of you knowthat when the enemy has
  • 00:13:38.937 --> 00:13:39.804
  • that when the enemy hasa plan to take you out,
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  • a plan to take you out,God has a plan to keep you in?
  • 00:13:41.706 --> 00:13:44.042
  • God has a plan to keep you in?Look at verse 42.
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  • Look at verse 42.It says, verse 43,
  • 00:13:45.210 --> 00:13:46.277
  • It says, verse 43,"The centurion wanted
  • 00:13:46.277 --> 00:13:47.812
  • "The centurion wantedto spare Paul's life
  • 00:13:47.812 --> 00:13:50.014
  • to spare Paul's lifeand kept them from..."
  • 00:13:50.014 --> 00:13:50.748
  • and kept them from..."Do you know how many things
  • 00:13:50.748 --> 00:13:51.749
  • Do you know how many thingsGod has already kept
  • 00:13:51.749 --> 00:13:53.351
  • God has already keptfrom happening in your life?
  • 00:13:53.351 --> 00:13:54.853
  • from happening in your life?Do you know how many times
  • 00:13:54.853 --> 00:13:56.821
  • Do you know how many timesHe's stepped in an intervened
  • 00:13:56.821 --> 00:13:58.356
  • He's stepped in an intervenedthat you don't know about?
  • 00:13:58.356 --> 00:13:59.657
  • that you don't know about?Do you know how many times
  • 00:13:59.657 --> 00:14:00.491
  • Do you know how many timesyou would have been
  • 00:14:00.491 --> 00:14:01.526
  • you would have beenin a car wreck
  • 00:14:01.526 --> 00:14:02.427
  • in a car wreckif you didn't have to go back
  • 00:14:02.427 --> 00:14:03.728
  • if you didn't have to go backto the house and pick up
  • 00:14:03.728 --> 00:14:05.396
  • to the house and pick upthat one thing that you forgot
  • 00:14:05.396 --> 00:14:06.397
  • that one thing that you forgotand you didn't even see
  • 00:14:06.397 --> 00:14:07.098
  • and you didn't even seewhat would have happened
  • 00:14:07.098 --> 00:14:08.099
  • what would have happenedat the stoplight
  • 00:14:08.099 --> 00:14:08.600
  • at the stoplightwhen the guy
  • 00:14:08.600 --> 00:14:09.500
  • when the guywho had been drinking --
  • 00:14:09.500 --> 00:14:10.301
  • who had been drinking --You're telling me
  • 00:14:10.301 --> 00:14:14.439
  • You're telling meyou can't trust God now?
  • 00:14:14.439 --> 00:14:17.876
  • you can't trust God now?He kept 'em -- He kept 'em
  • 00:14:17.876 --> 00:14:21.779
  • He kept 'em -- He kept 'emfrom carrying out their plan.
  • 00:14:21.779 --> 00:14:24.048
  • from carrying out their plan."And he ordered those
  • 00:14:24.048 --> 00:14:25.250
  • "And he ordered thosewho could swim to ump overboard
  • 00:14:25.250 --> 00:14:26.384
  • who could swim to ump overboardand to get to land.
  • 00:14:26.384 --> 00:14:27.385
  • and to get to land.And the rest were to get there
  • 00:14:27.385 --> 00:14:29.921
  • And the rest were to get thereon planks or on other
  • 00:14:29.921 --> 00:14:32.557
  • on planks or on otherpieces of the ship."
  • 00:14:32.557 --> 00:14:36.261
  • pieces of the ship."See, you're going to make it,
  • 00:14:36.261 --> 00:14:38.529
  • See, you're going to make it,but it just not, might not
  • 00:14:38.529 --> 00:14:42.867
  • but it just not, might notbe the way you imagined.
  • 00:14:42.867 --> 00:14:44.836
  • be the way you imagined.It says, look at the next line
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  • It says, look at the next line-- Don't you love
  • 00:14:45.403 --> 00:14:47.338
  • -- Don't you lovestudying the Bible?
  • 00:14:47.338 --> 00:14:49.407
  • studying the Bible?"In this way
  • 00:14:49.407 --> 00:14:52.043
  • "In this wayeveryone reached land safely."
  • 00:14:52.043 --> 00:14:52.911
  • everyone reached land safely."Not the way they wanted to,
  • 00:14:52.911 --> 00:14:55.179
  • Not the way they wanted to,not the most comfortable way,
  • 00:14:55.179 --> 00:14:57.982
  • not the most comfortable way,not the most convenient way.
  • 00:14:57.982 --> 00:14:59.017
  • not the most convenient way.My faith isn't in
  • 00:14:59.017 --> 00:15:02.053
  • My faith isn't inhow it will happen.
  • 00:15:02.053 --> 00:15:03.755
  • how it will happen.My faith is in the God
  • 00:15:03.755 --> 00:15:07.058
  • My faith is in the Godwho said it would.
  • 00:15:07.058 --> 00:15:08.626
  • who said it would.I don't know how.
  • 00:15:08.626 --> 00:15:09.661
  • I don't know how.I don't know when.
  • 00:15:09.661 --> 00:15:10.561
  • I don't know when.We might have to grab a hold
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  • We might have to grab a holdto a board and float in.
  • 00:15:14.499 --> 00:15:16.601
  • to a board and float in.We're going to make it though.
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  • We're going to make it though.I'm going to make it.
  • 00:15:18.536 --> 00:15:20.238
  • I'm going to make it.I might lose my job.
  • 00:15:20.238 --> 00:15:22.473
  • I might lose my job.I'll get another one.
  • 00:15:22.473 --> 00:15:23.608
  • I'll get another one.I mean, it might
  • 00:15:23.608 --> 00:15:25.510
  • I mean, it mightbe inconvenient.
  • 00:15:25.510 --> 00:15:26.144
  • be inconvenient.I might have to finish
  • 00:15:26.144 --> 00:15:27.512
  • I might have to finishmy degree later.
  • 00:15:27.512 --> 00:15:28.046
  • my degree later.Might not be able
  • 00:15:28.046 --> 00:15:29.580
  • Might not be ableto finish it right now.
  • 00:15:29.580 --> 00:15:32.050
  • to finish it right now.I'll make it.
  • 00:15:32.050 --> 00:15:34.152
  • I'll make it.And so, our faith is
  • 00:15:34.152 --> 00:15:35.486
  • And so, our faith isall wrapped up in the way
  • 00:15:35.486 --> 00:15:37.088
  • all wrapped up in the waywe want it to happen.
  • 00:15:37.088 --> 00:15:38.589
  • we want it to happen.And anytime it doesn't happen
  • 00:15:38.589 --> 00:15:39.891
  • And anytime it doesn't happenthe way we planned it --
  • 00:15:39.891 --> 00:15:40.658
  • the way we planned it --"Looks like I'm not going
  • 00:15:40.658 --> 00:15:41.793
  • "Looks like I'm not goingto be able to retire now
  • 00:15:41.793 --> 00:15:43.795
  • to be able to retire nowwhen I thought I would."
  • 00:15:43.795 --> 00:15:44.429
  • when I thought I would.""Looks like I'm never going
  • 00:15:44.429 --> 00:15:46.631
  • "Looks like I'm never goingto get married now.
  • 00:15:46.631 --> 00:15:47.465
  • to get married now.I'm 17; I still
  • 00:15:47.465 --> 00:15:48.499
  • I'm 17; I stilldon't have a man.
  • 00:15:48.499 --> 00:15:49.100
  • don't have a man.Doesn't look like
  • 00:15:49.100 --> 00:15:51.436
  • Doesn't look likeit's ever going to happen."
  • 00:15:51.436 --> 00:15:56.441
  • it's ever going to happen."You know, dramatic people.
  • 00:15:56.441 --> 00:15:58.042
  • You know, dramatic people.But they got to the shore.
  • 00:15:58.042 --> 00:16:00.211
  • But they got to the shore.And you can make it
  • 00:16:00.211 --> 00:16:03.247
  • And you can make itif your faith isn't in the boat.
  • 00:16:03.247 --> 00:16:05.283
  • if your faith isn't in the boat.You can make it if your faith
  • 00:16:05.283 --> 00:16:08.486
  • You can make it if your faithis in the right place.
  • 00:16:08.486 --> 00:16:10.588
  • is in the right place.Now, I'm concluding.
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  • Now, I'm concluding.If you want
  • 00:16:11.022 --> 00:16:13.591
  • If you wantthis little chapter 28 thing,
  • 00:16:13.591 --> 00:16:15.693
  • this little chapter 28 thing,make some noise real quick.
  • 00:16:15.693 --> 00:16:16.327
  • make some noise real quick.I've got one more thing
  • 00:16:16.327 --> 00:16:18.062
  • I've got one more thingto show you.
  • 00:16:18.062 --> 00:16:18.696
  • to show you.I've got one more thing
  • 00:16:18.696 --> 00:16:20.565
  • I've got one more thingto show you.
  • 00:16:20.565 --> 00:16:21.566
  • to show you.You chose wisely,
  • 00:16:21.566 --> 00:16:23.434
  • You chose wisely,'cause this is good.
  • 00:16:23.434 --> 00:16:25.203
  • 'cause this is good.See, Paul makes it
  • 00:16:25.203 --> 00:16:26.771
  • See, Paul makes itthrough the shipwreck,
  • 00:16:26.771 --> 00:16:28.239
  • through the shipwreck,makes it through the storm,
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  • makes it through the storm,survives
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  • survivesthe assassination attempt.
  • 00:16:30.742 --> 00:16:32.477
  • the assassination attempt.And then, 28:1
  • 00:16:32.477 --> 00:16:33.344
  • And then, 28:1you're expecting like
  • 00:16:33.344 --> 00:16:33.845
  • you're expecting likea victory party
  • 00:16:33.845 --> 00:16:35.079
  • a victory party'cause it's the last book in,
  • 00:16:35.079 --> 00:16:36.381
  • 'cause it's the last book in,chapter in the book of Acts,
  • 00:16:36.381 --> 00:16:37.949
  • chapter in the book of Acts,and so the islanders
  • 00:16:37.949 --> 00:16:38.916
  • and so the islandersare all going to, you know,
  • 00:16:38.916 --> 00:16:40.418
  • are all going to, you know,open up some Corona party
  • 00:16:40.418 --> 00:16:41.686
  • open up some Corona partyon the beach like you see
  • 00:16:41.686 --> 00:16:42.587
  • on the beach like you seeon the commercials.
  • 00:16:42.587 --> 00:16:43.221
  • on the commercials.You know what I'm saying?
  • 00:16:43.221 --> 00:16:44.188
  • You know what I'm saying?Like, "Find your beach,"
  • 00:16:44.188 --> 00:16:44.956
  • Like, "Find your beach,"and it's going to --
  • 00:16:44.956 --> 00:16:46.591
  • and it's going to --Prisoners, man.
  • 00:16:46.591 --> 00:16:47.091
  • Prisoners, man.It's not like
  • 00:16:47.091 --> 00:16:47.558
  • It's not likea Christian meeting.
  • 00:16:47.558 --> 00:16:48.059
  • a Christian meeting.It's not
  • 00:16:48.059 --> 00:16:48.793
  • It's nota Christian cruise ship.
  • 00:16:48.793 --> 00:16:49.127
  • a Christian cruise ship.Okay?
  • 00:16:49.127 --> 00:16:49.761
  • Okay?So they're going to party
  • 00:16:49.761 --> 00:16:50.161
  • So they're going to partya little bit.
  • 00:16:50.161 --> 00:16:50.828
  • a little bit.But that's not what happens.
  • 00:16:50.828 --> 00:16:51.496
  • But that's not what happens.Look.
  • 00:16:51.496 --> 00:16:53.598
  • Look.Verse one, chapter 28,
  • 00:16:53.598 --> 00:16:54.532
  • Verse one, chapter 28,"Once safely on shore,
  • 00:16:54.532 --> 00:16:55.400
  • "Once safely on shore,we found out that the island
  • 00:16:55.400 --> 00:16:56.200
  • we found out that the islandwas called Malta.
  • 00:16:56.200 --> 00:16:57.168
  • was called Malta.And the islanders showed us
  • 00:16:57.168 --> 00:16:58.469
  • And the islanders showed usunusual kindness."
  • 00:16:58.469 --> 00:16:59.003
  • unusual kindness."Because when you get
  • 00:16:59.003 --> 00:16:59.771
  • Because when you getto the place where you're going
  • 00:16:59.771 --> 00:17:00.538
  • to the place where you're goingthat you didn't expect
  • 00:17:00.538 --> 00:17:02.173
  • that you didn't expectthat you would ever end up,
  • 00:17:02.173 --> 00:17:03.508
  • that you would ever end up,God will often have people there
  • 00:17:03.508 --> 00:17:04.409
  • God will often have people thereto do things for you
  • 00:17:04.409 --> 00:17:05.343
  • to do things for youthat you couldn't have seen
  • 00:17:05.343 --> 00:17:06.277
  • that you couldn't have seenbefore you got there.
  • 00:17:06.277 --> 00:17:07.045
  • before you got there.So don't worry about
  • 00:17:07.045 --> 00:17:08.046
  • So don't worry aboutwho leaves you on the way,
  • 00:17:08.046 --> 00:17:09.013
  • who leaves you on the way,because God will always have
  • 00:17:09.013 --> 00:17:09.847
  • because God will always havesomebody waiting
  • 00:17:09.847 --> 00:17:10.782
  • somebody waitingin your future to help you
  • 00:17:10.782 --> 00:17:11.582
  • in your future to help youaccomplish what
  • 00:17:11.582 --> 00:17:12.717
  • accomplish whatHe's given you to do.
  • 00:17:12.717 --> 00:17:13.251
  • He's given you to do."They showed us
  • 00:17:13.251 --> 00:17:14.152
  • "They showed usunusual kindness.
  • 00:17:14.152 --> 00:17:16.988
  • unusual kindness.And they built a fire
  • 00:17:16.988 --> 00:17:17.922
  • And they built a fireand welcomed us all because
  • 00:17:17.922 --> 00:17:19.057
  • and welcomed us all becauseit was raining and cold."
  • 00:17:19.057 --> 00:17:19.924
  • it was raining and cold."So now we've got a fire going.
  • 00:17:19.924 --> 00:17:21.125
  • So now we've got a fire going.Everything's good.
  • 00:17:21.125 --> 00:17:21.659
  • Everything's good.And so we're roasting
  • 00:17:21.659 --> 00:17:23.027
  • And so we're roastingmarshmallows, singing Kumbaya.
  • 00:17:23.027 --> 00:17:24.028
  • marshmallows, singing Kumbaya.Look, verse three.
  • 00:17:24.028 --> 00:17:25.029
  • Look, verse three."Paul gathered a pile
  • 00:17:25.029 --> 00:17:26.230
  • "Paul gathered a pileof brushwood
  • 00:17:26.230 --> 00:17:30.134
  • of brushwoodand, as he put it on the fire,
  • 00:17:30.134 --> 00:17:32.370
  • and, as he put it on the fire,a viper, driven out
  • 00:17:32.370 --> 00:17:34.439
  • a viper, driven outby the heat,
  • 00:17:34.439 --> 00:17:38.109
  • by the heat,fastened itself on his hand."
  • 00:17:38.109 --> 00:17:42.246
  • fastened itself on his hand."Everybody say, "Poor Paul."
  • 00:17:42.246 --> 00:17:42.947
  • Everybody say, "Poor Paul."This guy --
  • 00:17:42.947 --> 00:17:46.751
  • This guy --The hits keep coming.
  • 00:17:46.751 --> 00:17:49.053
  • The hits keep coming.He's already on trial.
  • 00:17:49.053 --> 00:17:50.621
  • He's already on trial.He's already a prisoner.
  • 00:17:50.621 --> 00:17:52.623
  • He's already a prisoner.He's been through a shipwreck.
  • 00:17:52.623 --> 00:17:56.894
  • He's been through a shipwreck.And now, here comes the snake.
  • 00:17:56.894 --> 00:17:58.162
  • And now, here comes the snake.And builds the fire,
  • 00:17:58.162 --> 00:18:01.032
  • And builds the fire,he's trying to be helpful,
  • 00:18:01.032 --> 00:18:03.701
  • he's trying to be helpful,and the heat from the fire
  • 00:18:03.701 --> 00:18:06.404
  • and the heat from the firedrove out the snake.
  • 00:18:06.404 --> 00:18:08.406
  • drove out the snake.I did want to point out to you,
  • 00:18:08.406 --> 00:18:09.240
  • I did want to point out to you,as we round this corner
  • 00:18:09.240 --> 00:18:13.044
  • as we round this cornerinto our final approach,
  • 00:18:13.044 --> 00:18:14.378
  • into our final approach,that whenever you light a fire,
  • 00:18:14.378 --> 00:18:15.046
  • that whenever you light a fire,you can expect
  • 00:18:15.046 --> 00:18:18.950
  • you can expectsome snakes to come out.
  • 00:18:18.950 --> 00:18:24.422
  • some snakes to come out.[applause]
  • 00:18:24.422 --> 00:18:25.423
  • [applause]So when your passion
  • 00:18:25.423 --> 00:18:27.792
  • So when your passionfor God increases and you start
  • 00:18:27.792 --> 00:18:28.493
  • for God increases and you startburning bright
  • 00:18:28.493 --> 00:18:29.694
  • burning brightfor the things of God
  • 00:18:29.694 --> 00:18:30.394
  • for the things of Godand you start trying
  • 00:18:30.394 --> 00:18:31.829
  • and you start tryingto serve God and you start
  • 00:18:31.829 --> 00:18:32.697
  • to serve God and you starttrying to commit to God,
  • 00:18:32.697 --> 00:18:34.031
  • trying to commit to God,don't be surprised
  • 00:18:34.031 --> 00:18:36.834
  • don't be surprisedwhen it brings out the snakes,
  • 00:18:36.834 --> 00:18:37.702
  • when it brings out the snakes,'cause the same fire that
  • 00:18:37.702 --> 00:18:38.936
  • 'cause the same fire thatwarmed them is the same fire
  • 00:18:38.936 --> 00:18:40.104
  • warmed them is the same firethat drove out the snake
  • 00:18:40.104 --> 00:18:42.406
  • that drove out the snakethat wanted to kill him.
  • 00:18:42.406 --> 00:18:43.074
  • that wanted to kill him.So the fire
  • 00:18:43.074 --> 00:18:45.743
  • So the firebrings out the snakes.
  • 00:18:45.743 --> 00:18:46.777
  • brings out the snakes.And it says in verse four,
  • 00:18:46.777 --> 00:18:47.678
  • And it says in verse four,"When the islanders saw
  • 00:18:47.678 --> 00:18:49.247
  • "When the islanders sawthe snake hanging from his hand,
  • 00:18:49.247 --> 00:18:50.648
  • the snake hanging from his hand,they said to each other,
  • 00:18:50.648 --> 00:18:53.317
  • they said to each other,This man must be a murderer;
  • 00:18:53.317 --> 00:18:54.118
  • This man must be a murderer;for though he escaped
  • 00:18:54.118 --> 00:18:55.853
  • for though he escapedfrom the sea,
  • 00:18:55.853 --> 00:18:57.355
  • from the sea,the goddess Justice has
  • 00:18:57.355 --> 00:18:58.623
  • the goddess Justice hasnot allowed him to live."
  • 00:18:58.623 --> 00:18:59.457
  • not allowed him to live."Now, I don't notice anybody
  • 00:18:59.457 --> 00:19:00.458
  • Now, I don't notice anybodyin the passage trying
  • 00:19:00.458 --> 00:19:01.792
  • in the passage tryingto help Paul get
  • 00:19:01.792 --> 00:19:02.827
  • to help Paul getthe snake off his hand.
  • 00:19:02.827 --> 00:19:03.694
  • the snake off his hand.They're having a committee
  • 00:19:03.694 --> 00:19:05.596
  • They're having a committeemeeting about why the snake --
  • 00:19:05.596 --> 00:19:06.931
  • meeting about why the snake --"I think he's getting bit
  • 00:19:06.931 --> 00:19:07.398
  • "I think he's getting bitby the snake
  • 00:19:07.398 --> 00:19:08.099
  • by the snake'cause he did something wrong."
  • 00:19:08.099 --> 00:19:08.933
  • 'cause he did something wrong."They're pontificating
  • 00:19:08.933 --> 00:19:11.969
  • They're pontificatingabout his problem.
  • 00:19:11.969 --> 00:19:13.838
  • about his problem.Worse thing in the world.
  • 00:19:13.838 --> 00:19:16.007
  • Worse thing in the world.And remember how I told you Luke
  • 00:19:16.007 --> 00:19:17.208
  • And remember how I told you Lukewas the one writing
  • 00:19:17.208 --> 00:19:17.975
  • was the one writingthe book of Acts?
  • 00:19:17.975 --> 00:19:18.609
  • the book of Acts?You know, Luke was
  • 00:19:18.609 --> 00:19:21.345
  • You know, Luke wasa medical doctor.
  • 00:19:21.345 --> 00:19:23.481
  • a medical doctor.And so I'm interested to see
  • 00:19:23.481 --> 00:19:25.683
  • And so I'm interested to seehow he describes the snakebite.
  • 00:19:25.683 --> 00:19:26.384
  • how he describes the snakebite.Look at verse five.
  • 00:19:26.384 --> 00:19:28.419
  • Look at verse five.It's very succinct.
  • 00:19:28.419 --> 00:19:32.890
  • It's very succinct.It says, "But Paul shook
  • 00:19:32.890 --> 00:19:37.828
  • It says, "But Paul shookthe snake off into the fire
  • 00:19:37.828 --> 00:19:41.065
  • the snake off into the fireand suffered no ill effects."
  • 00:19:41.065 --> 00:19:44.235
  • and suffered no ill effects."If I had time and if I thought
  • 00:19:44.235 --> 00:19:45.970
  • If I had time and if I thoughtyou could handle it,
  • 00:19:45.970 --> 00:19:46.737
  • you could handle it,I would preach about
  • 00:19:46.737 --> 00:19:49.407
  • I would preach about"Shake the Snake."
  • 00:19:49.407 --> 00:19:50.107
  • "Shake the Snake."If I thought
  • 00:19:50.107 --> 00:19:52.643
  • If I thoughtyou could handle it.
  • 00:19:52.643 --> 00:19:54.345
  • you could handle it.Okay, just real quick then,
  • 00:19:54.345 --> 00:19:56.414
  • Okay, just real quick then,let's talk before we finish,
  • 00:19:56.414 --> 00:20:00.084
  • let's talk before we finish,let's talk about shake the snake
  • 00:20:00.084 --> 00:20:02.620
  • let's talk about shake the snakeand feed the fire.
  • 00:20:02.620 --> 00:20:03.521
  • and feed the fire.Shake the snake.
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  • Shake the snake.You've got to learn
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  • You've got to learnhow to shake the snake
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  • how to shake the snakeand feed the fire.
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  • and feed the fire.See, Paul doesn't get bit
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  • See, Paul doesn't get bitby the snake and scream.
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  • by the snake and scream.He doesn't get bit
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  • He doesn't get bitby the snake
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  • by the snakeand stand there
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  • and stand therein a state of shock.
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  • in a state of shock.Paul looks at the snake
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  • Paul looks at the snakeand he says, "Oh, this too?"
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  • and he says, "Oh, this too?"And I'm asking myself,
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  • And I'm asking myself,how did he have
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  • how did he havethe presence of mind
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  • the presence of mind'cause I'm scare of snakes --
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  • 'cause I'm scare of snakes --How many y'all scared of snakes?
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  • How many y'all scared of snakes?Okay, turn to the person
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  • Okay, turn to the personnext to you who doesn't
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  • next to you who doesn'thave their hand up
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  • have their hand upand say, "How does it feel
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  • and say, "How does it feelto be stupid?"
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  • to be stupid?"Snakes are scary.
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  • Snakes are scary.So if the snake bites me,
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  • So if the snake bites me,I don't have the presence --
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  • I don't have the presence --But Paul, he knew something.
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  • But Paul, he knew something.He had something.
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  • He had something.He said, "Wait a minute.
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  • He said, "Wait a minute.Wait a minute.
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  • Wait a minute.Wait a minute.
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  • Wait a minute.God didn't bring me through
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  • God didn't bring me throughthat shipwreck to let me die
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  • that shipwreck to let me diefrom this snakebite.
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  • from this snakebite.So I know what to do."
  • 00:21:04.448 --> 00:21:06.250
  • So I know what to do."Now, I'm using this
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  • Now, I'm using thisas a metaphor.
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  • as a metaphor.I'm saying that there are snakes
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  • I'm saying that there are snakesthat will attack your thinking.
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  • that will attack your thinking.There are snakes that will
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  • There are snakes that willattack your faith.
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  • attack your faith.Notice that God didn't
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  • Notice that God didn'tlet Paul step
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  • let Paul stepon the snake's head.
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  • on the snake's head.That's how we want it.
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  • That's how we want it.Show me the fear
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  • God says, "No, got to
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  • God says, "No, got tolet it bite you
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  • let it bite you'cause I've got to prove
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  • 'cause I've got to proveto everybody around you
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  • to everybody around youthat I can let
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  • that I can letthe fear bite you
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  • the fear bite youand even try to attach itself
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  • and even try to attach itselfto you, but you know
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  • to you, but you knowwhat to do when
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  • what to do whenthe snake starts biting.
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  • that snake, shake that worry,
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  • that snake, shake that worry,shake that trouble,
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  • shake that trouble,shake that problem,
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  • shake that problem,shake that bad report,
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  • shake that bad report,shake that test result,
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  • shake that test result,shake, shake..."
  • 00:21:50.828 --> 00:21:51.862
  • shake, shake..."Shake three people around you.
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  • Shake three people around you.Say, "Shake that snake."
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  • Say, "Shake that snake."Shake it.
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  • Shake it.Shake it.
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  • Shake it.One more thing.
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  • One more thing.I can't leave this alone.
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  • I can't leave this alone.It said not only did
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  • It said not only didhe shake the snake,
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  • he shake the snake,but he shook it back
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  • but he shook it backin the same fire
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  • in the same firethat made it come out
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  • that made it come outto begin with.
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  • to begin with.Now, I'm thinking about
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  • Now, I'm thinking about2 Timothy 1: 6-7.
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  • 2 Timothy 1: 6-7.Paul was preaching to Timothy
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  • Paul was preaching to Timothywhen Timothy was under fire
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  • when Timothy was under fireand Timothy was facing
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  • and Timothy was facingsome real hardship.
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  • some real hardship.And he said, "Timothy,
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  • And he said, "Timothy,I want to remind you now,"
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  • I want to remind you now,"here it is,
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  • here it is,"to fan into flames
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  • "to fan into flamesthe spiritual gift
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  • the spiritual giftGod gave you when I laid
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  • God gave you when I laidmy hands on you,
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  • my hands on you,for God has not given us
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  • for God has not given usa spirit of fear."
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  • a spirit of fear."Shake it off.
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  • Shake it off.Or timidity.
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  • Or timidity.Shake it off.
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  • Shake it off.What are they going
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  • What are they goingto think about me?
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  • to think about me?Shake it off.
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  • Shake it off.What if it doesn't work out?
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  • What if it doesn't work out?Shake -- God didn't give you
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  • Shake -- God didn't give youa spirit of fear, but what?
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  • a spirit of fear, but what?Of power and love
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  • Of power and loveand self-discipline.
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  • and self-discipline.There's so much power
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  • There's so much powerin you that you can get bit
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  • in you that you can get bitand still not be stopped.
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  • and still not be stopped.That's when the people
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  • That's when the peoplein your life will know
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  • in your life will knowthere is a God.
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  • there is a God.Shake it
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  • Shake itback into the same fire.
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  • back into the same fire.Any time you start
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  • Any time you startpursuing God with a passion,
  • 00:23:24.021 --> 00:23:25.389
  • pursuing God with a passion,don't be surprised
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  • don't be surprisedwhen something slithers up
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  • when something slithers upto bite you.
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  • to bite you.But if the shipwreck
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  • But if the shipwreckdidn't kill you,
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  • didn't kill you,if God brought you this far,
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  • if God brought you this far,the same God who got you
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  • the same God who got youto this point,
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  • to this point,if you'll just shake
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  • if you'll just shakethat thing off
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  • that thing offand don't let it stop you --
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  • and don't let it stop you --It might bite you
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  • It might bite youbut don't let it stop you.
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  • but don't let it stop you.It might try to hurt you,
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  • It might try to hurt you,but just don't let it stop you.
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  • but just don't let it stop you.Just shake it off.
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  • Just shake it off.The hymn writer said,
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  • The hymn writer said,"Through many dangers, toils,
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  • "Through many dangers, toils,and snares, I have already come.
  • 00:24:03.694 --> 00:24:06.897
  • and snares, I have already come.'Twas grace that brought me
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  • 'Twas grace that brought mesafe thus far,
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  • safe thus far,and grace will lead me home.
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  • and grace will lead me home.[applause]
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  • [applause]
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  • - Right now, in this moment,
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  • - Right now, in this moment,your life is being
  • 00:24:21.912 --> 00:24:24.081
  • your life is beingsteered in a direction.
  • 00:24:24.081 --> 00:24:26.083
  • steered in a direction.It may be toward your calling,
  • 00:24:26.083 --> 00:24:26.750
  • It may be toward your calling,it may be away
  • 00:24:26.750 --> 00:24:28.085
  • it may be awayfrom your calling.
  • 00:24:28.085 --> 00:24:29.086
  • from your calling.But your life is being
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  • But your life is beingdriven buy something,
  • 00:24:30.387 --> 00:24:32.289
  • driven buy something,like a ship in the water.
  • 00:24:32.289 --> 00:24:34.458
  • like a ship in the water.The destination is determined
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  • The destination is determinedby who or what is at the wheel.
  • 00:24:38.028 --> 00:24:38.696
  • by who or what is at the wheel.If you're steering
  • 00:24:38.696 --> 00:24:39.930
  • If you're steeringby your feelings,
  • 00:24:39.930 --> 00:24:42.032
  • by your feelings,instead of by the spirit of God,
  • 00:24:42.032 --> 00:24:42.933
  • instead of by the spirit of God,it's just a matter of time
  • 00:24:42.933 --> 00:24:44.301
  • it's just a matter of timebefore you get off course.
  • 00:24:44.301 --> 00:24:46.170
  • before you get off course.Sometimes, it happens slowly.
  • 00:24:46.170 --> 00:24:46.971
  • Sometimes, it happens slowly.You don't even realize
  • 00:24:46.971 --> 00:24:48.706
  • You don't even realizethe gradual drift.
  • 00:24:48.706 --> 00:24:49.573
  • the gradual drift.Because, the world's gets us
  • 00:24:49.573 --> 00:24:51.308
  • Because, the world's gets uswalking in its ways;
  • 00:24:51.308 --> 00:24:54.912
  • walking in its ways;what we see, what we feel,
  • 00:24:54.912 --> 00:24:56.747
  • what we see, what we feel,what we think.
  • 00:24:56.747 --> 00:24:58.315
  • what we think.But as children of God,
  • 00:24:58.315 --> 00:24:59.283
  • But as children of God,we have to learn how to
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  • we have to learn how totrain ourselves differently,
  • 00:25:01.151 --> 00:25:02.953
  • train ourselves differently,because feelings come and go.
  • 00:25:02.953 --> 00:25:04.021
  • because feelings come and go.I mean, one minute,
  • 00:25:04.021 --> 00:25:05.122
  • I mean, one minute,you're telling yourself that
  • 00:25:05.122 --> 00:25:06.457
  • you're telling yourself thatyou can take on the world.
  • 00:25:06.457 --> 00:25:07.057
  • you can take on the world.And the next minute,
  • 00:25:07.057 --> 00:25:07.691
  • And the next minute,all you wanna do
  • 00:25:07.691 --> 00:25:09.159
  • all you wanna dois get under the covers
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  • I know you know
  • 00:25:11.028 --> 00:25:12.196
  • I know you knowwhat I am saying.
  • 00:25:12.196 --> 00:25:13.197
  • what I am saying.God's truth
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  • God's truthis the only constant.
  • 00:25:15.099 --> 00:25:16.634
  • is the only constant.It's time to fix your focus
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  • It's time to fix your focuson the provision of God
  • 00:25:18.435 --> 00:25:19.670
  • on the provision of Godnot the lack in your life,
  • 00:25:19.670 --> 00:25:20.671
  • not the lack in your life,the protection of God,
  • 00:25:20.671 --> 00:25:21.805
  • the protection of God,not the danger around you,
  • 00:25:21.805 --> 00:25:23.607
  • not the danger around you,and the purposes of God
  • 00:25:23.607 --> 00:25:24.842
  • and the purposes of Godinstead of whatever
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  • instead of whateverlittle urgent crises
  • 00:25:26.176 --> 00:25:27.845
  • little urgent crisespops up in your day.
  • 00:25:27.845 --> 00:25:28.979
  • pops up in your day.You can survive the storms
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  • You can survive the stormsof anxiety and stress.
  • 00:25:31.248 --> 00:25:32.216
  • of anxiety and stress.Now we've got some details on
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  • Now we've got some details onthis page about this new series
  • 00:25:34.318 --> 00:25:35.452
  • this page about this new seriesI'm so excited about it.
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  • I'm so excited about it.- So good.
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  • - So good.- "When Anxiety Attacks"
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  • - "When Anxiety Attacks"because it will and when it does
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  • because it will and when it doesI want you to be ready
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  • I want you to be readyto deal with fear and anxiety,
  • 00:25:43.294 --> 00:25:44.528
  • to deal with fear and anxiety,to chart your course
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  • to chart your coursebefore the storm hits.
  • 00:25:46.363 --> 00:25:46.931
  • before the storm hits.So you make it
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  • So you make itto the other side.
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  • to the other side.I hope your request
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  • I hope your requestyour copy today.
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  • your copy today.And God bless you and thank you
  • 00:25:52.136 --> 00:25:53.404
  • And God bless you and thank youfor your continued support
  • 00:25:53.404 --> 00:25:54.505
  • for your continued supportof this ministry.
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  • of this ministry.I know you're going
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  • - ♪ Oh, there's nothing ♪
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  • ♪ Better than You ♪
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  • ♪ There's nothing ♪
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  • ♪ Better than You ♪
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  • ♪ Lord, there's nothing ♪
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  • ♪ Nothing is ♪
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  • ♪ Better than You ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, yes, I know ♪
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  • ♪ It's true ♪
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  • - Come on, tell 'em.
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  • - ♪ I'm not afraid ♪
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  • ♪ To show You ♪
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  • ♪ My weakness ♪
  • 00:26:32.943 --> 00:26:35.713
  • ♪ My failures and flaws ♪
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  • ♪ Lord, You've seen them all ♪
  • 00:26:37.915 --> 00:26:41.719
  • ♪ And You still call me friend ♪
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  • ♪ 'Cause the God of ♪
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  • ♪ The mountain ♪
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  • ♪ Is the God of ♪
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  • ♪ The valley ♪
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  • ♪ There's not a place ♪
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  • ♪ Your mercy and grace ♪
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  • ♪ Won't find me again ♪
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  • - Come on now.
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  • - ♪ Oh, there's nothing ♪
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  • ♪ Better than You ♪
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  • ♪ There's nothing ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, better than You ♪
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  • ♪ Lord, there's nothing ♪
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  • ♪ Nothing is ♪
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  • ♪ Better than You ♪
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  • ♪ I know it's true ♪
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  • ♪ Lord, there's nothing ♪
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