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Protect Your Confidence Part 1 (Hillsong Channel)

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  • - Vulnerability
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  • signifies value.
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  • So, if your life
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  • is under attack,
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  • that means you must be carrying
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  • something good inside.
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  • So, the next time
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  • you feel vulnerable
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  • recognize it for what it is.
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  • It's a complement
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  • pointing toward the value
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  • of the deposit that God
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  • has placed inside of you.
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  • It means you've got something
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  • good that God is trying
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  • to work out in your life.
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  • You wouldn't be vulnerable
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  • - I don't know if you'll leave
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  • this series knowing
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  • exactly what you believe about,
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  • you know, the return of Christ
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  • and when He's coming back
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  • and who gets to see Him first.
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  • I don't if you'll get to know
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  • what you believe about
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  • global warming or evolution
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  • or anything like that,
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  • but if we can draw close
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  • to Jesus and know
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  • whom we believe,
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  • He'll show us what to believe
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  • and what to do
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  • in every situation
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  • in our lives.
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  • So, I know whom I have believed.
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  • That's past tense
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  • and am convinced
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  • is still working.
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  • I believed it
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  • before I went to prison,
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  • Paul says, and I still
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  • believe it in the prison
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  • that He is able to guard
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  • what I have entrusted
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  • to Him until that day.
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  • What you heard
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  • from me keep.
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  • Keep.
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  • Don't let it go.
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  • You know when you get a sermon,
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  • you need to make sure
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  • that you take it home
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  • in a doggie bag
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  • 'cause when I preach,
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  • you've got to keep
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  • that sermon.
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  • The devil wants to snatch it.
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  • He wants to send somebody
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  • right in your way
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  • to aggravate you
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  • and make you contradict
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  • the messages that I preach.
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  • But you've got to keep it.
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  • Keep what you heard
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  • as the pattern of sound teaching
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  • with faith and love
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  • in Christ Jesus.
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  • When you see people
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  • up preaching about Jesus,
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  • and they don't have love
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  • in their voice, and they don't
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  • have love for sinners
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  • in their approach,
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  • and they don't have love
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  • for people at the forefront
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  • of the message
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  • that they're presenting,
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  • it's not the Gospel.
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  • He said that the pattern
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  • of sound teaching
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  • will be amplified by faith
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  • and love in Christ Jesus.
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  • Now, here's the Verse
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  • we want to deal with today.
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  • "Guard the good deposit
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  • that has been entrusted to you.
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  • Guard it with the help
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  • of the Holy Spirit
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  • who lives in us."
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  • Our word for the week is spirit.
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  • We've had salvation,
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  • sanctification, sovereignty,
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  • suffering, sound teaching --
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  • that want' a word,
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  • but did the best we could.
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  • This week it's spirit,
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  • and we're not
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  • going to start here,
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  • but we're going to end here,
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  • and I was so passionate
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  • about what I wanted you
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  • to hear next week,
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  • that I extended the series
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  • to seven weeks
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  • because next week
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  • you're going to hear
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  • something very powerful.
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  • So, I want you to look
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  • forward to that.
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  • This week our word is spirit,
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  • and I have some cool things
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  • I want to show you
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  • from the word of God.
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  • Some connections.
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  • Four of them, specifically.
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  • Four connections here
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  • in this passage
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  • that Paul makes for Timothy,
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  • and I believe God
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  • wants to make for you.
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  • Note takers, get ready.
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  • You will have
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  • a four-point outline
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  • to rock your world
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  • and soothe your spirit
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  • when you leave today.
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  • Number one, I want to talk
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  • about the connection between
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  • vulnerability and value.
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  • Vulnerability and value.
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  • Vulnerability and --
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  • - Congregation: Value.
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  • - You're going to be
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  • up here with me.
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  • You've got to help me.
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  • Value.
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  • Vulnerability
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  • and value.
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  • And see, it's an interesting
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  • connection because Paul says
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  • guard the good deposit.
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  • Can we see the verse again,
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  • please, on the screen.
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  • Verse 14, "Guard the
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  • good deposit."
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  • Okay?
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  • The word deposit means
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  • very much what it would mean
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  • to us today.
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  • It's a property entrusted
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  • to another.
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  • Money, things
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  • or even people.
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  • So, there's a deposit that God
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  • has given Timothy that Paul
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  • instructs him to guard.
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  • So, in some ways this passage
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  • is not just a teaching,
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  • it's an alarm.
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  • It's saying, warning,
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  • there's something
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  • that you're holding
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  • that's under attack.
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  • You don't tell somebody
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  • to guard something
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  • if nobody is coming for it,
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  • and you don't tell somebody
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  • to guard something
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  • if it's not worth anything.
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  • You don't have to guard junk.
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  • That's why some of you
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  • don't lock your car.
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  • You are praying somebody
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  • will still it.
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  • As a matter of fact,
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  • you would give God
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  • an extra offering
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  • if somebody would.
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  • Blessed insurance.
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  • Jesus is my --
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  • That's your --
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  • [Laughing]
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  • 'Cause you don't guard something
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  • if it's not good.
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  • Do you ever feel vulnerable?
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  • Just like maybe the devil
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  • picks on you a little extra?
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  • Maybe not all the time,
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  • but some weeks.
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  • Do you ever feel like
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  • other people are more strong
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  • and more assured than you?
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  • I mean, how many of you
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  • have an area of your life
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  • where you constantly
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  • feel vulnerable?
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  • It could be like a situation
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  • you're constantly having
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  • to go into.
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  • Maybe you don't like to talk
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  • in front of people
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  • or maybe it's a challenge.
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  • A social challenge
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  • where you always feel
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  • like the awkward one.
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  • You don't know what to say.
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  • Vulnerability.
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  • Vulnerability --
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  • I speak for a living --
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  • is an interesting thing
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  • because vulnerability
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  • signifies value.
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  • And if something
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  • is very valuable,
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  • it is always by nature
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  • very vulnerable.
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  • Let me put it in a little
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  • plainer English.
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  • Thieves do not break
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  • into empty houses.
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  • So, if your life
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  • is under attack,
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  • that means you must be
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  • carrying something
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  • good inside.
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  • [Applause]
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  • 'Cause if you didn't have
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  • anything good inside of you,
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  • you'd be left alone.
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  • If you've had a few windows
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  • broken out in your life,
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  • there must be a sign
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  • that there's something
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  • that the enemy --
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  • do you believe in the devil?
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  • If you don't watch the news --
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  • you don't have to read the Bible
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  • to believe in the devil.
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  • Just watch the news.
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  • Just go out in public.
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  • Just drive on Monday morning.
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  • Now, I believe in the devil,
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  • and I don't know exactly
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  • how it works when he attacks us,
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  • and I think sometimes
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  • we give the devil
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  • too much credit.
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  • You know where we call
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  • it a spiritual attack,
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  • but it really might be the fact
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  • that our diet is horrible
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  • and our eating is out of whack
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  • and that's why we feel sluggish.
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  • It's not a spiritual attack
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  • as much as it's a physical
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  • responsibility.
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  • It's a result
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  • of our malnutrition.
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  • Nevertheless, I wanted to say
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  • to you that when you have
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  • a good deposit like Timothy did,
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  • you have to be on your guard
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  • because the thing
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  • that makes you valuable
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  • also makes you vulnerable,
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  • and the reason
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  • you feel vulnerable
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  • is because God has given you
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  • something that's valuable.
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  • They don't try to strip the ball
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  • if you're not carrying it
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  • on the football field.
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  • If you just got hit,
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  • that means you've got the ball.
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  • It's a good deposit.
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  • Everybody say good deposit.
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  • - Congregation: Good deposit.
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  • - So, the next time
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  • you feel vulnerable,
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  • and the next time
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  • you feel like your life
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  • is under attack,
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  • and the next time
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  • you feel your emotions
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  • starting to pull you down,
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  • recognize it for what it is.
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  • It's a complement
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  • pointing toward the value
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  • of the deposit that God
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  • has placed inside of you.
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  • It means you've got
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  • something good that God
  • 00:08:34.280 --> 00:08:37.100
  • is trying to work out
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  • in your life.
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  • You wouldn't be vulnerable
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  • if you weren't valuable.
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  • Touch the person next to you
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  • and tell them, "I've got
  • 00:08:47.050 --> 00:08:47.260
  • something good..."
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  • - Congregation: I've got
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  • something good --
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  • - "Inside of me."
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  • - Congregation: Inside of me.
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  • - That's why sometimes
  • 00:08:51.230 --> 00:08:53.230
  • I struggle with all of this
  • 00:08:53.230 --> 00:08:55.130
  • negative thinking
  • 00:08:55.130 --> 00:08:57.010
  • because the enemy knows
  • 00:08:57.010 --> 00:08:58.070
  • that if I ever break out
  • 00:08:58.070 --> 00:08:59.210
  • of this negative thinking
  • 00:08:59.210 --> 00:09:01.190
  • then I'm going
  • 00:09:01.190 --> 00:09:02.080
  • to achieve something
  • 00:09:02.080 --> 00:09:03.210
  • that's going to set the kingdom
  • 00:09:03.210 --> 00:09:05.180
  • of darkness back.
  • 00:09:05.180 --> 00:09:07.100
  • [Applause]
  • 00:09:08.110 --> 00:09:11.110
  • That's why sometimes I feel sad,
  • 00:09:11.110 --> 00:09:14.060
  • and I don't even
  • 00:09:14.060 --> 00:09:15.040
  • really know why.
  • 00:09:15.040 --> 00:09:16.010
  • It's 'cause there's something
  • 00:09:16.010 --> 00:09:17.060
  • in me that if it ever gets out,
  • 00:09:17.060 --> 00:09:19.170
  • it's going to wreak havoc
  • 00:09:19.170 --> 00:09:20.280
  • on everything that stands
  • 00:09:20.280 --> 00:09:22.180
  • against the purpose of God.
  • 00:09:22.180 --> 00:09:24.180
  • So, I might be vulnerable,
  • 00:09:24.180 --> 00:09:26.070
  • but that's all right too
  • 00:09:26.070 --> 00:09:27.230
  • 'cause my vulnerability
  • 00:09:27.230 --> 00:09:29.150
  • points to my value.
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  • I've got something good,
  • 00:09:31.100 --> 00:09:33.280
  • something good,
  • 00:09:33.280 --> 00:09:35.120
  • something good.
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  • Touch seven people.
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  • Tell them something good,
  • 00:09:38.050 --> 00:09:39.130
  • something good,
  • 00:09:39.130 --> 00:09:39.290
  • something good, something good,
  • 00:09:39.290 --> 00:09:41.130
  • something good, something good,
  • 00:09:41.130 --> 00:09:43.010
  • something good.
  • 00:09:43.120 --> 00:09:46.120
  • All right.
  • 00:09:46.120 --> 00:09:46.270
  • That's the introduction.
  • 00:09:49.290 --> 00:09:52.290
  • I wanted to tell you
  • 00:09:52.290 --> 00:09:54.060
  • that you need to reappraise
  • 00:09:54.060 --> 00:09:55.190
  • the value of your calling
  • 00:09:55.190 --> 00:09:57.190
  • in Christ.
  • 00:09:58.050 --> 00:10:01.050
  • The fact that you struggle
  • 00:10:01.050 --> 00:10:02.040
  • is not a sign
  • 00:10:02.040 --> 00:10:03.070
  • that you're worthless
  • 00:10:03.070 --> 00:10:05.110
  • and useless to God.
  • 00:10:05.110 --> 00:10:07.290
  • It's a sign
  • 00:10:07.290 --> 00:10:08.100
  • that you're so worthwhile
  • 00:10:09.100 --> 00:10:12.100
  • and valuable to God
  • 00:10:13.150 --> 00:10:16.150
  • that there's an enemy
  • 00:10:16.150 --> 00:10:17.030
  • that opposes you.
  • 00:10:17.030 --> 00:10:19.120
  • So, if you're struggling
  • 00:10:19.120 --> 00:10:21.180
  • raising your kids,
  • 00:10:21.180 --> 00:10:23.220
  • reappraise the value
  • 00:10:23.220 --> 00:10:25.150
  • that their life
  • 00:10:25.150 --> 00:10:26.120
  • must be intended
  • 00:10:26.120 --> 00:10:28.120
  • to have if you can raise them
  • 00:10:29.040 --> 00:10:32.040
  • without killing them.
  • 00:10:32.040 --> 00:10:35.020
  • Reappraise the value.
  • 00:10:35.020 --> 00:10:38.020
  • Reappraise the value.
  • 00:10:38.050 --> 00:10:41.050
  • If you're struggling right now
  • 00:10:41.050 --> 00:10:42.190
  • to follow through
  • 00:10:42.190 --> 00:10:43.200
  • on an opportunity,
  • 00:10:43.200 --> 00:10:44.190
  • don't quit.
  • 00:10:44.190 --> 00:10:46.030
  • The sign that you want to quit
  • 00:10:46.030 --> 00:10:48.160
  • is a sign that the opportunity
  • 00:10:48.160 --> 00:10:51.100
  • is more valuable
  • 00:10:51.100 --> 00:10:52.040
  • than you know.
  • 00:10:52.040 --> 00:10:54.050
  • Hmm, hmm.
  • 00:10:54.050 --> 00:10:56.270
  • If you have a gift,
  • 00:10:56.270 --> 00:10:58.230
  • a skill, an ability,
  • 00:10:58.230 --> 00:10:59.290
  • and you constantly doubt
  • 00:10:59.290 --> 00:11:01.200
  • that ability,
  • 00:11:01.200 --> 00:11:03.210
  • it's not a sign
  • 00:11:03.210 --> 00:11:05.110
  • that your gift is not valuable.
  • 00:11:05.160 --> 00:11:08.160
  • In fact, your timidity,
  • 00:11:11.090 --> 00:11:14.090
  • and your self-doubt may be one
  • 00:11:14.090 --> 00:11:17.000
  • of the greatest signs
  • 00:11:17.000 --> 00:11:18.230
  • that not only is your gift real,
  • 00:11:18.230 --> 00:11:20.160
  • but it's larger
  • 00:11:20.160 --> 00:11:22.030
  • than you understand at the time.
  • 00:11:22.040 --> 00:11:25.040
  • Vulnerability means value,
  • 00:11:25.040 --> 00:11:27.130
  • and value means vulnerability.
  • 00:11:27.130 --> 00:11:28.170
  • I remember the first time
  • 00:11:28.170 --> 00:11:29.130
  • I bought a nice shirt,
  • 00:11:29.130 --> 00:11:30.150
  • and they told me be careful
  • 00:11:30.150 --> 00:11:32.030
  • with this shirt.
  • 00:11:32.030 --> 00:11:32.260
  • It's very delicate.
  • 00:11:32.260 --> 00:11:33.210
  • I said, no, no, no.
  • 00:11:33.210 --> 00:11:34.110
  • I paid a lot of money
  • 00:11:34.110 --> 00:11:35.050
  • for this shirt.
  • 00:11:35.050 --> 00:11:37.000
  • It's a nice shirt,
  • 00:11:37.000 --> 00:11:38.070
  • and they said right.
  • 00:11:38.070 --> 00:11:38.270
  • The finer the clothing,
  • 00:11:38.270 --> 00:11:41.070
  • the more delicate the materials,
  • 00:11:41.070 --> 00:11:44.000
  • and you would think
  • 00:11:44.000 --> 00:11:44.280
  • that the more money
  • 00:11:44.280 --> 00:11:45.230
  • you paid for it,
  • 00:11:45.230 --> 00:11:46.100
  • the less you'd have to worry
  • 00:11:46.100 --> 00:11:47.250
  • about it, but the more valuable
  • 00:11:47.250 --> 00:11:50.170
  • it is the more susceptible
  • 00:11:50.170 --> 00:11:51.170
  • it becomes,
  • 00:11:51.170 --> 00:11:54.160
  • and so when your life
  • 00:11:54.160 --> 00:11:55.080
  • is under attack,
  • 00:11:55.080 --> 00:11:56.260
  • reappraise the value.
  • 00:11:56.260 --> 00:11:58.010
  • Guard the good deposit.
  • 00:11:58.080 --> 00:12:01.100
  • If the deposit wasn't any good
  • 00:12:01.100 --> 00:12:04.030
  • and if you weren't
  • 00:12:04.030 --> 00:12:04.180
  • worth anything,
  • 00:12:04.180 --> 00:12:06.000
  • you wouldn't be fighting
  • 00:12:06.000 --> 00:12:07.220
  • like you're fighting.
  • 00:12:07.220 --> 00:12:09.230
  • Reappraise the value.
  • 00:12:09.230 --> 00:12:11.010
  • [Applause]
  • 00:12:11.010 --> 00:12:12.260
  • And protect the vulnerability.
  • 00:12:12.260 --> 00:12:14.010
  • Number two, number two,
  • 00:12:14.010 --> 00:12:15.000
  • number two.
  • 00:12:15.000 --> 00:12:16.260
  • I want to make a connection
  • 00:12:16.260 --> 00:12:17.190
  • between circumstance
  • 00:12:17.190 --> 00:12:19.020
  • and confidence.
  • 00:12:19.090 --> 00:12:22.090
  • Circumstance and confidence.
  • 00:12:28.030 --> 00:12:31.030
  • See, I think we understand
  • 00:12:31.050 --> 00:12:34.050
  • often what the enemy
  • 00:12:34.050 --> 00:12:36.180
  • is actually attacking through
  • 00:12:36.180 --> 00:12:39.080
  • the struggles of our lives.
  • 00:12:39.080 --> 00:12:41.260
  • I used to think
  • 00:12:41.260 --> 00:12:42.180
  • that when something
  • 00:12:42.180 --> 00:12:43.160
  • bad happened to me,
  • 00:12:43.160 --> 00:12:45.020
  • that was the devil.
  • 00:12:45.020 --> 00:12:45.240
  • When something good happened,
  • 00:12:45.240 --> 00:12:47.010
  • that was God.
  • 00:12:47.010 --> 00:12:49.240
  • And you know
  • 00:12:49.240 --> 00:12:50.120
  • why I thought that?
  • 00:12:50.120 --> 00:12:51.040
  • 'Cause a lot of people
  • 00:12:51.040 --> 00:12:52.130
  • teach that.
  • 00:12:52.200 --> 00:12:55.200
  • It's kind of like accepted
  • 00:12:55.200 --> 00:12:57.060
  • conventional wisdom,
  • 00:12:57.060 --> 00:12:58.190
  • but if you've been through
  • 00:12:58.190 --> 00:12:59.090
  • this series, you've already
  • 00:12:59.090 --> 00:13:01.100
  • seen how untrue
  • 00:13:01.100 --> 00:13:04.050
  • and unsteady that paradigm is.
  • 00:13:04.130 --> 00:13:07.130
  • Paul, yawl?
  • 00:13:07.130 --> 00:13:09.130
  • Shipwrecked, bruised,
  • 00:13:09.130 --> 00:13:10.230
  • scars up and down his arms,
  • 00:13:10.230 --> 00:13:12.000
  • lashes across his back,
  • 00:13:12.000 --> 00:13:13.130
  • hungry, naked, in peril,
  • 00:13:13.130 --> 00:13:15.220
  • danger in the country
  • 00:13:15.220 --> 00:13:17.160
  • and danger in the city,
  • 00:13:17.160 --> 00:13:19.040
  • in danger in Waxhaw,
  • 00:13:19.040 --> 00:13:20.220
  • in danger in Atlanta,
  • 00:13:20.220 --> 00:13:22.120
  • in danger in Toronto,
  • 00:13:22.120 --> 00:13:24.130
  • in danger in Monroe.
  • 00:13:24.130 --> 00:13:27.130
  • Amen.
  • 00:13:28.290 --> 00:13:31.290
  • So, the enemy
  • 00:13:31.290 --> 00:13:32.230
  • will attack
  • 00:13:32.230 --> 00:13:34.190
  • your circumstance.
  • 00:13:34.190 --> 00:13:36.110
  • Okay?
  • 00:13:36.110 --> 00:13:38.270
  • But he only attacks
  • 00:13:38.270 --> 00:13:40.150
  • your circumstance
  • 00:13:40.150 --> 00:13:42.280
  • because he's after
  • 00:13:42.280 --> 00:13:45.040
  • your confidence.
  • 00:13:45.040 --> 00:13:47.070
  • [Applause]
  • 00:13:48.210 --> 00:13:51.210
  • If I steal your wallet,
  • 00:13:51.210 --> 00:13:54.170
  • I'm not really interested
  • 00:13:54.170 --> 00:13:56.050
  • in your wallet.
  • 00:13:56.050 --> 00:13:58.170
  • Okay?
  • 00:13:58.170 --> 00:13:59.060
  • I'm interested
  • 00:13:59.060 --> 00:14:00.140
  • in what's in your wallet.
  • 00:14:01.200 --> 00:14:04.200
  • I would demonstrate this,
  • 00:14:04.200 --> 00:14:05.250
  • but it would be challenging
  • 00:14:06.000 --> 00:14:09.000
  • to pull that off.
  • 00:14:09.000 --> 00:14:11.150
  • I mean, if you look
  • 00:14:11.150 --> 00:14:13.160
  • at the whole passage
  • 00:14:13.160 --> 00:14:15.000
  • we've been studying, you know,
  • 00:14:15.000 --> 00:14:16.160
  • He saved us, called us
  • 00:14:16.160 --> 00:14:17.070
  • to holy life not 'cause
  • 00:14:17.070 --> 00:14:17.280
  • anything we've done, but 'cause
  • 00:14:17.280 --> 00:14:18.210
  • His own purpose and grace.
  • 00:14:18.210 --> 00:14:20.040
  • This grace was given us
  • 00:14:20.040 --> 00:14:20.230
  • in Christ Jesus before
  • 00:14:20.230 --> 00:14:21.080
  • the beginning of time
  • 00:14:21.080 --> 00:14:21.250
  • and has now been revealed
  • 00:14:21.250 --> 00:14:22.170
  • through the appearing
  • 00:14:22.170 --> 00:14:23.020
  • of our Savior Christ Jesus
  • 00:14:23.020 --> 00:14:23.200
  • who destroyed death
  • 00:14:23.200 --> 00:14:24.080
  • and brought life
  • 00:14:24.080 --> 00:14:24.240
  • and immortality to light
  • 00:14:24.240 --> 00:14:25.110
  • through the Gospel
  • 00:14:25.110 --> 00:14:25.240
  • and this Gospel
  • 00:14:25.240 --> 00:14:26.080
  • has appointed a herald,
  • 00:14:26.080 --> 00:14:26.270
  • apostle, teacher.
  • 00:14:26.270 --> 00:14:27.240
  • That's why I'm suffering as I am
  • 00:14:27.240 --> 00:14:28.210
  • yet that's no cause for shame.
  • 00:14:28.210 --> 00:14:30.050
  • He's setting up
  • 00:14:30.050 --> 00:14:31.290
  • a diametric opposition
  • 00:14:31.290 --> 00:14:34.130
  • between circumstance
  • 00:14:34.270 --> 00:14:37.270
  • and confidence.
  • 00:14:37.270 --> 00:14:38.190
  • In fact, I thought
  • 00:14:38.190 --> 00:14:39.050
  • about calling this message
  • 00:14:39.050 --> 00:14:40.110
  • "Protect Your Confidence",
  • 00:14:40.110 --> 00:14:42.280
  • and unless I can think
  • 00:14:42.280 --> 00:14:43.270
  • of a better title,
  • 00:14:43.270 --> 00:14:44.190
  • that's what we'll call it.
  • 00:14:44.190 --> 00:14:45.230
  • So write it down,
  • 00:14:45.230 --> 00:14:46.120
  • "Protect Your Confidence".
  • 00:14:46.120 --> 00:14:48.290
  • Protect your confidence.
  • 00:14:48.290 --> 00:14:50.260
  • When you finish writing it down,
  • 00:14:50.260 --> 00:14:51.190
  • turn to the person
  • 00:14:51.190 --> 00:14:52.080
  • next to you and say,
  • 00:14:52.080 --> 00:14:53.060
  • "Protect your confidence."
  • 00:14:53.060 --> 00:14:54.120
  • - Congregation: Protect
  • 00:14:54.120 --> 00:14:55.000
  • your confidence.
  • 00:14:55.000 --> 00:14:55.220
  • - Protect your confidence
  • 00:14:55.220 --> 00:14:57.240
  • because when your
  • 00:14:57.240 --> 00:14:59.070
  • circumstances struggle,
  • 00:14:59.070 --> 00:15:01.170
  • it's your confidence
  • 00:15:01.170 --> 00:15:03.220
  • that is under attack.
  • 00:15:04.180 --> 00:15:07.180
  • What I mean is cancer
  • 00:15:07.180 --> 00:15:09.250
  • can't beat you
  • 00:15:09.250 --> 00:15:10.230
  • if you're a believer.
  • 00:15:10.230 --> 00:15:11.200
  • Why?
  • 00:15:11.200 --> 00:15:12.130
  • Because Jesus
  • 00:15:12.130 --> 00:15:13.150
  • has destroyed death.
  • 00:15:13.250 --> 00:15:16.250
  • [Applause]
  • 00:15:20.240 --> 00:15:23.240
  • Bankruptcy can't break
  • 00:15:23.240 --> 00:15:25.260
  • your spirit if you're a believer
  • 00:15:25.260 --> 00:15:28.130
  • because we don't hope
  • 00:15:28.130 --> 00:15:30.050
  • in what we see.
  • 00:15:30.050 --> 00:15:31.110
  • That's true.
  • 00:15:32.260 --> 00:15:35.260
  • When you feel low
  • 00:15:35.260 --> 00:15:38.010
  • in your emotions,
  • 00:15:38.010 --> 00:15:39.160
  • that doesn't break you.
  • 00:15:39.160 --> 00:15:41.130
  • What breaks you as a believer
  • 00:15:41.130 --> 00:15:44.060
  • isn't when your circumstances
  • 00:15:44.060 --> 00:15:46.220
  • start to fight against you.
  • 00:15:46.220 --> 00:15:48.270
  • It's when your circumstances
  • 00:15:48.270 --> 00:15:51.100
  • cause you to question
  • 00:15:51.100 --> 00:15:53.220
  • your confidence.
  • 00:15:53.220 --> 00:15:55.130
  • That's when the devil
  • 00:15:55.130 --> 00:15:56.120
  • has got you.
  • 00:15:56.120 --> 00:15:59.020
  • I'm preaching it pretty good,
  • 00:15:59.020 --> 00:16:00.040
  • but I'm not quite there yet.
  • 00:16:00.160 --> 00:16:03.160
  • So, I was talking
  • 00:16:03.160 --> 00:16:04.050
  • to a famous preacher one time,
  • 00:16:04.150 --> 00:16:07.150
  • and I told her I admired her
  • 00:16:08.040 --> 00:16:11.040
  • for her confidence.
  • 00:16:11.040 --> 00:16:13.220
  • And she said to me
  • 00:16:13.220 --> 00:16:14.220
  • that's because I made a decision
  • 00:16:14.220 --> 00:16:16.150
  • many years ago in the ministry.
  • 00:16:16.150 --> 00:16:18.070
  • Now, this woman
  • 00:16:18.070 --> 00:16:18.200
  • has been ministering for decades
  • 00:16:18.200 --> 00:16:20.000
  • and decades and decades
  • 00:16:20.000 --> 00:16:21.180
  • and decades, so I leaned
  • 00:16:21.180 --> 00:16:22.170
  • in to hear what she said next.
  • 00:16:22.170 --> 00:16:24.060
  • She said I decided
  • 00:16:24.060 --> 00:16:26.140
  • that the devil might hit me
  • 00:16:26.140 --> 00:16:27.200
  • with a thousand doubts
  • 00:16:27.200 --> 00:16:28.210
  • before I stand up to preach.
  • 00:16:28.210 --> 00:16:30.120
  • He might hit me
  • 00:16:30.120 --> 00:16:30.290
  • with all the reasons
  • 00:16:30.290 --> 00:16:31.290
  • that my sermon isn't fresh
  • 00:16:31.290 --> 00:16:33.230
  • or these people don't like me,
  • 00:16:33.230 --> 00:16:36.180
  • and he might try to tell me
  • 00:16:36.180 --> 00:16:37.150
  • a million things during
  • 00:16:37.150 --> 00:16:39.020
  • the week about why
  • 00:16:39.020 --> 00:16:39.180
  • I'm not qualified to preach,
  • 00:16:39.180 --> 00:16:40.250
  • but I decided to never
  • 00:16:41.100 --> 00:16:44.100
  • give the devil my confidence
  • 00:16:45.020 --> 00:16:48.020
  • before I stand up to preach
  • 00:16:48.020 --> 00:16:49.280
  • 'cause if I give him
  • 00:16:49.280 --> 00:16:50.180
  • my confidence,
  • 00:16:50.180 --> 00:16:52.230
  • I have nothing to stand on.
  • 00:16:55.290 --> 00:16:58.290
  • Confidence.
  • 00:16:58.290 --> 00:17:01.080
  • You know when you sin
  • 00:17:01.080 --> 00:17:03.130
  • it doesn't change
  • 00:17:03.130 --> 00:17:04.190
  • your relationship with God.
  • 00:17:04.200 --> 00:17:07.200
  • If you have a relationship
  • 00:17:07.200 --> 00:17:09.120
  • with God, sin can't alter
  • 00:17:09.120 --> 00:17:10.280
  • your relationship with God.
  • 00:17:10.280 --> 00:17:12.130
  • Come on.
  • 00:17:12.130 --> 00:17:12.270
  • That would mean
  • 00:17:12.270 --> 00:17:13.090
  • you're holding on to Him,
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  • but if I read
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  • my Bible correctly,
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  • He has saved us.
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  • So, He's holding on to me.
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  • If I'm holding on to Him,
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  • we're in trouble anyway.
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  • I may as well go ahead
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  • and get the parachute ready
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  • if I'm holding on to Him
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  • 'cause I'm going down.
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  • Sin doesn't change
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  • my relationship with God.
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  • It takes away my confidence
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  • in my relationship with God.
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  • Scripture says that we can
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  • boldly approach the throne
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  • to find help in our time
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  • of need, but the enemy
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  • would have you to throw away
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  • your confidence
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  • so that you lose your boldness.
  • 00:17:53.020 --> 00:17:56.020
  • Are you a confident person?
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  • My guess would be
  • 00:17:58.190 --> 00:17:59.070
  • it depends on the arena.
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  • Like, I'm super confidence
  • 00:18:03.040 --> 00:18:04.130
  • doing this.
  • 00:18:04.130 --> 00:18:05.080
  • I still struggle.
  • 00:18:05.080 --> 00:18:06.060
  • I get nervous.
  • 00:18:06.060 --> 00:18:07.060
  • Sometimes I think
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  • I don't have what it takes.
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  • Every time I think
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  • I don't have what it takes,
  • 00:18:09.230 --> 00:18:10.260
  • but at the end of the day,
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  • I know God's called me
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  • to do this.
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  • I have a degree of confidence.
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  • But if you put me on
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  • a basketball court --
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  • hold on.
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  • Let's back up.
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  • Let's be real honest.
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  • If you put me in any kind
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  • of athletic competition,
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  • anything with a ball,
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  • I lose all my confidence
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  • because my confidence
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  • is circumstantial.
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  • Right?
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  • What Paul is saying here is,
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  • Timothy, I would that you
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  • would get a confidence
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  • that doesn't rest
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  • in circumstance.
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  • I would that you join
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  • with me in suffering
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  • for the Gospel and cast not away
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  • your confidence.
  • 00:19:00.190 --> 00:19:03.080
  • Now, the enemy may attack
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  • your circumstance,
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  • but he's after your confidence.
  • 00:19:07.290 --> 00:19:10.090
  • That's good news
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  • because your circumstance
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  • doesn't have to improve
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  • for your confidence
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  • to increase if this is true.
  • 00:19:17.030 --> 00:19:20.030
  • I love having you all on stage.
  • 00:19:20.030 --> 00:19:22.000
  • I feel another level
  • 00:19:22.000 --> 00:19:23.040
  • of preaching,
  • 00:19:23.040 --> 00:19:23.230
  • anointing right now.
  • 00:19:23.230 --> 00:19:24.290
  • I wanted to tell somebody
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  • that your circumstance
  • 00:19:26.150 --> 00:19:28.090
  • can be really jacked up
  • 00:19:28.090 --> 00:19:30.030
  • and messed up and torn up
  • 00:19:30.030 --> 00:19:32.120
  • and shot up,
  • 00:19:32.120 --> 00:19:34.000
  • but your circumstance
  • 00:19:34.000 --> 00:19:35.220
  • is not your confidence
  • 00:19:35.220 --> 00:19:37.250
  • and if you keep your confidence,
  • 00:19:37.250 --> 00:19:39.220
  • God can work through
  • 00:19:39.220 --> 00:19:40.270
  • the circumstance
  • 00:19:40.270 --> 00:19:42.060
  • because we don't have
  • 00:19:42.060 --> 00:19:43.140
  • a circumstantial confidence.
  • 00:19:43.140 --> 00:19:45.120
  • We have a Christ-centered
  • 00:19:45.120 --> 00:19:47.190
  • confidence, confidence,
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  • confidence.
  • 00:19:50.080 --> 00:19:51.060
  • We stand on our confidence
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  • in Christ.
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  • They're a little slow
  • 00:19:54.100 --> 00:19:55.030
  • to their feet.
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  • I'll just keep screaming.
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  • My confidence doesn't stand
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  • in what happened.
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  • [Applause]
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  • Okay?
  • 00:20:04.200 --> 00:20:06.070
  • Let's clarify.
  • 00:20:06.070 --> 00:20:07.150
  • Let's clarify 'cause this
  • 00:20:07.150 --> 00:20:08.170
  • could get out of control.
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  • If we stop here,
  • 00:20:09.200 --> 00:20:10.280
  • you might go out of here
  • 00:20:10.280 --> 00:20:13.140
  • a little cocky.
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  • I'm confident.
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  • Back up off me.
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  • You don't want none of this.
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  • I got my confidence.
  • 00:20:22.100 --> 00:20:25.050
  • Confidence in what?
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  • Confidence in whom?
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  • Confidence in you
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  • if you're anything like me
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  • isn't going to last you
  • 00:20:36.060 --> 00:20:39.060
  • until the sun goes down.
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  • What's interesting here,
  • 00:20:42.100 --> 00:20:43.170
  • I found a connection.
  • 00:20:43.170 --> 00:20:45.250
  • I've been wrestling
  • 00:20:45.250 --> 00:20:46.080
  • with it for weeks.
  • 00:20:46.080 --> 00:20:49.070
  • It was intriguing to me
  • 00:20:49.070 --> 00:20:51.090
  • how in Verse 12 Paul says
  • 00:20:54.020 --> 00:20:57.020
  • that he is convinced,
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  • and he is convinced.
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  • Paul is convinced that God
  • 00:21:01.020 --> 00:21:03.230
  • is able to guard what he, Paul,
  • 00:21:05.260 --> 00:21:08.260
  • has entrusted to God
  • 00:21:08.260 --> 00:21:11.220
  • until that day.
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  • Now, that day probably means
  • 00:21:12.150 --> 00:21:14.140
  • the day that Paul will stand
  • 00:21:14.140 --> 00:21:16.030
  • before Christ or the coming
  • 00:21:16.030 --> 00:21:17.260
  • of the Lord,
  • 00:21:17.260 --> 00:21:19.130
  • but he means until the end.
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  • Until this is all said and done.
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  • Whatever I go through,
  • 00:21:23.280 --> 00:21:25.010
  • I'm convinced that He is able
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  • to guard what I have entrusted
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  • to Him until the final
  • 00:21:32.220 --> 00:21:35.220
  • whistle sounds,
  • 00:21:35.220 --> 00:21:37.030
  • but now Verse 14
  • 00:21:37.080 --> 00:21:40.080
  • is a little different.
  • 00:21:40.080 --> 00:21:42.000
  • Here Paul is telling Timothy
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  • guard the good deposit
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  • that was entrusted to you.
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  • I want to talk, number three,
  • 00:21:52.270 --> 00:21:55.010
  • about the connection
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  • between trusting and entrusted.
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  • Trusting and entrusted.
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  • See, I think this will make
  • 00:22:04.200 --> 00:22:05.280
  • a lot of sense
  • 00:22:05.280 --> 00:22:06.260
  • for some people
  • 00:22:06.260 --> 00:22:07.170
  • because I really do think
  • 00:22:08.100 --> 00:22:11.100
  • the majority of people
  • 00:22:11.100 --> 00:22:13.150
  • in our church believe
  • 00:22:13.150 --> 00:22:14.250
  • that they can trust God.
  • 00:22:14.250 --> 00:22:17.150
  • I do, and you know
  • 00:22:17.150 --> 00:22:18.220
  • it's hard sometimes.
  • 00:22:18.220 --> 00:22:19.160
  • You can't see Him.
  • 00:22:19.160 --> 00:22:20.130
  • You can't feel Him.
  • 00:22:20.130 --> 00:22:21.060
  • You can't talk with Him.
  • 00:22:21.060 --> 00:22:22.260
  • He doesn't physically hand you
  • 00:22:22.260 --> 00:22:25.040
  • a deposit to put
  • 00:22:25.040 --> 00:22:26.020
  • in your bank account.
  • 00:22:26.020 --> 00:22:27.130
  • So, you know,
  • 00:22:27.130 --> 00:22:28.130
  • it can be hard to trust somebody
  • 00:22:28.130 --> 00:22:29.180
  • you can't see and of course
  • 00:22:29.180 --> 00:22:30.210
  • we can't completely
  • 00:22:30.210 --> 00:22:31.110
  • understand Him
  • 00:22:31.110 --> 00:22:31.260
  • so it's hard to trust
  • 00:22:31.260 --> 00:22:32.230
  • somebody you can't understand,
  • 00:22:32.230 --> 00:22:34.230
  • but I think
  • 00:22:34.230 --> 00:22:35.090
  • when it comes down to it,
  • 00:22:35.090 --> 00:22:36.260
  • we believe that He's able.
  • 00:22:38.010 --> 00:22:41.010
  • I think most of us.
  • 00:22:41.010 --> 00:22:41.240
  • Now, there's a lot of people
  • 00:22:41.240 --> 00:22:42.180
  • here who may be
  • 00:22:42.180 --> 00:22:43.170
  • investigating faith
  • 00:22:43.170 --> 00:22:44.290
  • or may be skeptical
  • 00:22:44.290 --> 00:22:46.000
  • or may be returning
  • 00:22:46.000 --> 00:22:47.070
  • or something like that,
  • 00:22:47.070 --> 00:22:48.130
  • but most people
  • 00:22:48.130 --> 00:22:49.260
  • that take the time
  • 00:22:49.260 --> 00:22:50.270
  • to come to church --
  • 00:22:50.270 --> 00:22:51.190
  • 'cause it's a hassle.
  • 00:22:51.190 --> 00:22:53.010
  • You could be doing
  • 00:22:53.010 --> 00:22:53.200
  • something else.
  • 00:22:53.200 --> 00:22:55.010
  • You don't have to come here.
  • 00:22:55.010 --> 00:22:55.280
  • Nobody marched you in.
  • 00:22:55.280 --> 00:22:57.250
  • So, most people who come here
  • 00:22:57.250 --> 00:22:59.240
  • like believe in some degree,
  • 00:22:59.240 --> 00:23:02.190
  • maybe progressing in,
  • 00:23:02.190 --> 00:23:03.130
  • it's growing.
  • 00:23:03.130 --> 00:23:04.060
  • You know, you're a work
  • 00:23:04.060 --> 00:23:04.290
  • in progress.
  • 00:23:04.290 --> 00:23:05.140
  • So am I.
  • 00:23:05.140 --> 00:23:06.020
  • But I believe God is able,
  • 00:23:06.020 --> 00:23:08.250
  • I'm with Paul on that.
  • 00:23:08.250 --> 00:23:11.010
  • Okay?
  • 00:23:11.010 --> 00:23:11.160
  • So, I believe He's able.
  • 00:23:11.160 --> 00:23:13.190
  • Able to heal, able to save,
  • 00:23:13.190 --> 00:23:14.140
  • able to deliver,
  • 00:23:14.140 --> 00:23:15.190
  • able to make a way
  • 00:23:15.190 --> 00:23:16.120
  • where there is no way,
  • 00:23:16.120 --> 00:23:17.100
  • able to move a mountain.
  • 00:23:17.100 --> 00:23:19.050
  • You know, able to calm
  • 00:23:19.050 --> 00:23:20.000
  • the wind and the saves.
  • 00:23:20.000 --> 00:23:20.240
  • He's able.
  • 00:23:20.240 --> 00:23:21.100
  • Everybody say, "He's able."
  • 00:23:21.100 --> 00:23:22.040
  • - Congregation: "He's Able."
  • 00:23:22.040 --> 00:23:22.290
  • - Give me an organ.
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  • Say He's able.
  • 00:23:23.210 --> 00:23:25.290
  • Ooooh
  • 00:23:25.290 --> 00:23:27.240
  • Yeah
  • 00:23:28.090 --> 00:23:31.090
  • Good preaching.
  • 00:23:32.070 --> 00:23:35.070
  • I have noticed something.
  • 00:23:35.220 --> 00:23:38.220
  • I think what --
  • 00:23:38.240 --> 00:23:41.240
  • I get it,
  • 00:23:41.240 --> 00:23:42.080
  • I get it.
  • 00:23:42.080 --> 00:23:43.100
  • Paul is telling Timothy
  • 00:23:43.140 --> 00:23:46.140
  • sometimes it's easier to believe
  • 00:23:48.000 --> 00:23:51.000
  • that you can trust God
  • 00:23:51.080 --> 00:23:54.080
  • than it is to believe
  • 00:23:54.080 --> 00:23:56.030
  • - Now, Holly, I've known you,
  • 00:23:59.230 --> 00:24:01.000
  • like, 18 years.
  • 00:24:01.000 --> 00:24:02.190
  • - Yeah?
  • 00:24:02.190 --> 00:24:03.160
  • - I consider you
  • 00:24:03.160 --> 00:24:04.020
  • a confident person.
  • 00:24:04.020 --> 00:24:05.110
  • - Really?
  • 00:24:05.110 --> 00:24:06.070
  • - Yeah.
  • 00:24:06.070 --> 00:24:06.280
  • I consider you
  • 00:24:06.280 --> 00:24:07.170
  • a confident person.
  • 00:24:07.170 --> 00:24:08.110
  • You don't need this
  • 00:24:08.110 --> 00:24:09.020
  • message series,
  • 00:24:09.020 --> 00:24:10.110
  • "You Confidence
  • 00:24:10.110 --> 00:24:10.230
  • Comeback", right?
  • 00:24:10.230 --> 00:24:11.110
  • You're skipping this one.
  • 00:24:11.110 --> 00:24:11.290
  • - I need every message.
  • 00:24:11.290 --> 00:24:14.060
  • You know, some days
  • 00:24:14.060 --> 00:24:14.290
  • I look in the mirror,
  • 00:24:14.290 --> 00:24:16.120
  • and I ask,
  • 00:24:16.120 --> 00:24:17.160
  • "Do I have what it takes?"
  • 00:24:17.160 --> 00:24:18.280
  • Even though I may appear
  • 00:24:18.280 --> 00:24:20.050
  • to be confident.
  • 00:24:20.050 --> 00:24:21.160
  • Everyone has doubts
  • 00:24:21.160 --> 00:24:22.230
  • about themselves,
  • 00:24:22.230 --> 00:24:23.220
  • and maybe you've lost confidence
  • 00:24:23.220 --> 00:24:25.250
  • at work or as a parent
  • 00:24:25.250 --> 00:24:27.290
  • or as a spouse
  • 00:24:27.290 --> 00:24:28.220
  • or you just feel like
  • 00:24:28.220 --> 00:24:30.070
  • you're not
  • 00:24:30.070 --> 00:24:30.250
  • an effective Christian.
  • 00:24:30.250 --> 00:24:32.080
  • I've been there too,
  • 00:24:32.080 --> 00:24:33.170
  • and you may be battling
  • 00:24:33.170 --> 00:24:34.290
  • those thoughts today,
  • 00:24:34.290 --> 00:24:35.250
  • but God wants to deposit
  • 00:24:35.250 --> 00:24:37.230
  • a confidence in you
  • 00:24:37.230 --> 00:24:39.160
  • that does not fade.
  • 00:24:39.160 --> 00:24:41.020
  • A lasting confidence
  • 00:24:41.020 --> 00:24:42.170
  • built on the finished work
  • 00:24:42.170 --> 00:24:44.040
  • of Jesus.
  • 00:24:44.040 --> 00:24:45.010
  • - Preach it.
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  • I can't say it any better
  • 00:24:46.230 --> 00:24:48.010
  • than that, but I would say
  • 00:24:48.010 --> 00:24:49.220
  • that confidence is constantly
  • 00:24:50.190 --> 00:24:53.190
  • in need of reinforcement.
  • 00:24:53.190 --> 00:24:55.280
  • You don't just put
  • 00:24:55.280 --> 00:24:56.270
  • your faith in Christ one time
  • 00:24:56.270 --> 00:24:58.280
  • and then you're confident
  • 00:24:58.280 --> 00:24:59.260
  • for life until
  • 00:24:59.260 --> 00:25:00.270
  • you get to heaven
  • 00:25:00.270 --> 00:25:01.140
  • when you die.
  • 00:25:01.140 --> 00:25:02.110
  • I believe that this new series,
  • 00:25:02.110 --> 00:25:04.180
  • "Your Confidence Comeback",
  • 00:25:04.180 --> 00:25:05.220
  • is a way for you
  • 00:25:05.220 --> 00:25:06.250
  • to build your confidence.
  • 00:25:06.250 --> 00:25:08.050
  • - Right.
  • 00:25:08.050 --> 00:25:08.190
  • - And take responsibility
  • 00:25:08.190 --> 00:25:09.150
  • for your confidence.
  • 00:25:09.150 --> 00:25:10.150
  • Sometimes we'll just give up
  • 00:25:10.150 --> 00:25:11.180
  • our confidence
  • 00:25:11.180 --> 00:25:12.050
  • when something doesn't go
  • 00:25:12.050 --> 00:25:12.280
  • the right way, when somebody
  • 00:25:12.280 --> 00:25:13.200
  • doesn't respond to us
  • 00:25:13.200 --> 00:25:14.250
  • in the way we pictured,
  • 00:25:14.250 --> 00:25:16.110
  • but now it's time for us
  • 00:25:16.110 --> 00:25:17.280
  • to take responsibility.
  • 00:25:17.280 --> 00:25:19.000
  • - Yes.
  • 00:25:19.000 --> 00:25:19.190
  • - Our confidence
  • 00:25:19.190 --> 00:25:21.010
  • is our job,
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  • and today you can take a step
  • 00:25:22.020 --> 00:25:24.000
  • to rebuilding or building
  • 00:25:24.000 --> 00:25:25.220
  • your confidence in Christ
  • 00:25:25.220 --> 00:25:27.140
  • on another level.
  • 00:25:27.140 --> 00:25:28.280
  • This series is available
  • 00:25:28.280 --> 00:25:30.060
  • to you with a gift of any amount
  • 00:25:30.060 --> 00:25:32.190
  • to the ministry right now.
  • 00:25:32.190 --> 00:25:33.270
  • So, I want you to call.
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  • Go online.
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