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The Way of Escape Part 2

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November 24, 2020
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Learn how to give your battles over to God and trust Him with the outcome.

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The Way of Escape Part 2

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  • - ANNOUNCER: If you're looking
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  • to grow your faith
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  • and hear Biblical teaching
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  • to encourage and inspire you,
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  • this is a great place to start,
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  • but this is more than
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  • just a TV episode,
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  • it's an opportunity
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  • to connect with a growing
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  • community of believers,
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  • all over the world.
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  • It's as simple as joining us
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  • online each week
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  • for the live broadcast
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  • of our worship experiences,
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  • where you'll get to worship,
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  • hear incredible preaching,
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  • and get to participate
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  • in the community
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  • of people tuning in,
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  • just like yourself.
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  • Join us online this weekend
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  • - So, Paul says now you've got
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  • - So, Paul says now you've gotto back all the way up to Egypt
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  • to back all the way up to Egyptand look at Verse 1.
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  • and look at Verse 1.This is in the Bible, y'all.
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  • This is in the Bible, y'all.He said I want you to know,
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  • He said I want you to know,brothers,
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  • brothers,that our fathers were
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  • that our fathers wereall under the cloud.
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  • all under the cloud.It's the same stuff.
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  • It's the same stuff.It's the same stuff.
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  • It's the same stuff.They were all under the cloud,
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  • They were all under the cloud,and all passed through the sea.
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  • and all passed through the sea.Remember the Red Sea
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  • Remember the Red Seathat God brought His people
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  • that God brought His peoplethrough?
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  • through?Come on.
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  • Come on.Has God ever brought you
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  • Has God ever brought youout of anything?
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  • out of anything?[Applause]
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  • [Applause]I don't mean you had a headache
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  • I don't mean you had a headacheand it went away.
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  • and it went away.That was ibuprofen.
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  • That was ibuprofen.But I mean something
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  • But I mean somethingthat was deep.
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  • that was deep.It was a pit.
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  • It was a pit.It was a depression.
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  • It was a depression.It was a darkness.
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  • It was a darkness.It was a mistake.
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  • It was a mistake.It was a mess you made,
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  • It was a mess you made,but God brought you out.
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  • but God brought you out.Shout for 15 seconds.
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  • Shout for 15 seconds.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]Matter of fact,
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  • Matter of fact,shout if He didn't
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  • shout if He didn'tjust bring you out.
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  • just bring you out.Shout if He brought
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  • Shout if He broughtyou through.
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  • you through.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]Oh, God.
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  • Oh, God.That's good to me.
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  • That's good to me.He didn't just
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  • He didn't justbring me out of it.
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  • bring me out of it.He brought me through it,
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  • He brought me through it,and since I went through it,
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  • and since I went through it,I got something from it.
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  • I had to go through
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  • I had to go throughthe valley of
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  • the valley ofthe shadow of death
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  • the shadow of deathso I could know
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  • so I could knowit's just a shadow.
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  • it's just a shadow.The Lord is my shepherd,
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  • The Lord is my shepherd,and I shall not want.
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  • and I shall not want.Now, I've got a table
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  • Now, I've got a tablein the presence of my enemies,
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  • in the presence of my enemies,but the only way to the table
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  • but the only way to the tablewas through the valley.
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  • was through the valley.I had to go through the pain.
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  • I had to go through the pain.And that's what God did,
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  • And that's what God did,-- now, watch this,
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  • -- now, watch this,a history lesson.
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  • a history lesson.Tell somebody it's nothing new.
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  • Tell somebody it's nothing new.It's nothing new.
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  • It's nothing new.What you're going through,
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  • What you're going through,God's people have been
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  • God's people have beenstanding in front of stuff
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  • standing in front of stuffthat they didn't think
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  • that they didn't thinkthey could make it through
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  • they could make it throughfor a long time.
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  • for a long time.They came to that Red Sea,
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  • They came to that Red Sea,pharaoh behind him,
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  • pharaoh behind him,the chariots
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  • the chariots[chariot wheels clacking],
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  • [chariot wheels clacking],clackin' --
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  • clackin' --These were not,
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  • These were not,these were not basic chariots.
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  • these were not basic chariots.These were Lamborghini chariots,
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  • These were Lamborghini chariots,faster than them,
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  • faster than them,stronger than them,
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  • stronger than them,but somehow, some way,
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  • but somehow, some way,they passed through the sea.
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  • they passed through the sea.God brought them through it.
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  • God brought them through it.God said I'm not just going to
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  • God said I'm not just going tolift you out of it.
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  • lift you out of it.I'm going to give you
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  • I'm going to give youthe strength to walk through it.
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  • the strength to walk through it.No temptation.
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  • No temptation.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]He brought them through it.
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  • He brought them through it.He brought you through it.
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  • He brought you through it.He takes you through it.
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  • He takes you through it.Not around it, but through it.
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  • Not around it, but through it.Keep trying to work around it.
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  • Keep trying to work around it.We put all these work arounds
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  • We put all these work aroundsin our life,
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  • in our life,all these ways that we don't
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  • all these ways that we don'treally have to deal
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  • really have to dealwith real issues,
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  • with real issues,all these ways of escape that
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  • all these ways of escape thatwe try to make for ourselves.
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  • we try to make for ourselves.You know, since I really
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  • You know, since I reallycan't be happy
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  • can't be happylet me just take pictures
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  • let me just take pictureslike I am.
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  • like I am.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]They said we had
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  • They said we hadoverflow of Ballantyne.
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  • overflow of Ballantyne.I'm just trying to make some
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  • I'm just trying to make someseats for next week.
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  • seats for next week.I'm going to preach this
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  • I'm going to preach this'til we got some empty seats.
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  • 'til we got some empty seats.But really,
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  • But really,it's the mercy of God 'cause
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  • it's the mercy of God 'causeHe said it was the same cloud,
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  • He said it was the same cloud,same sea, same grace,
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  • same sea, same grace,and the same grace that is
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  • and the same grace that isavailable if you're facing
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  • available if you're facinga Red Sea of trouble
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  • a Red Sea of troubleis available
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  • is availableif you are facing
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  • if you are facinga temptation in your life
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  • a temptation in your lifethat has overtaken you.
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  • that has overtaken you.Interesting language
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  • Interesting languagebecause to say
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  • because to sayit has overtaken you
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  • it has overtaken youacknowledges that
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  • acknowledges thatit's stronger than you.
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  • it's stronger than you.So now, I'm being told
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  • So now, I'm being toldthat there is something
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  • that there is somethingthat is stronger than me
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  • that is stronger than meworking against me,
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  • working against me,and you know exactly
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  • and you know exactlywhat that is in your life.
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  • what that is in your life.You know exactly what it is
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  • You know exactly what it isthat you escaped to
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  • that you escaped tothat you have become enslaved by
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  • that you have become enslaved byand if it's not sex
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  • and if it's not sexand if it's not pills, look.
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  • and if it's not pills, look.Some people do it
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  • Some people do itwith pharmaceuticals,
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  • with pharmaceuticals,some people do it with food.
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  • some people do it with food.You can do it with drugs.
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  • You can do it with drugs.You can do it with doughnuts.
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  • You can do it with doughnuts.That's why I said temptation
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  • That's why I said temptationis a funny word.
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  • is a funny word.If we start making a list,
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  • If we start making a list,of all the ones
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  • of all the oneswe don't struggle with
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  • we don't struggle withand then we'll shout about
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  • and then we'll shout abouthow God is faithful with that,
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  • how God is faithful with that,but blame can be
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  • but blame can bea way of escape.
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  • a way of escape.You hear me preaching
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  • You hear me preachingto you today?
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  • to you today?Because blame will get you out
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  • Because blame will get you outof having to take
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  • of having to takeresponsibility.
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  • responsibility.The only problem is it gives
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  • The only problem is it givesthe keys to your freedom
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  • the keys to your freedomto whoever you blame
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  • to whoever you blamefor the situation.
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  • for the situation.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]And now, you're enslaved to
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  • And now, you're enslaved tothe very thing
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  • the very thingthat you were trying
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  • that you were tryingto escape from.
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  • to escape from.Now, you're enslaved
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  • Now, you're enslavedto bitterness
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  • to bitternessbecause you escaped
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  • because you escapedthrough blame.
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  • through blame.I could do this all day long.
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  • I could do this all day long.I could talk about how when
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  • I could talk about how whenyou feel trapped in something,
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  • you feel trapped in something,it's important what you trust in
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  • it's important what you trust inbecause whatever you trust
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  • because whatever you trustbecomes your master.
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  • becomes your master.What are you escaping to?
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  • What are you escaping to?What are you escaping from?
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  • What are you escaping from?And have you escaped
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  • And have you escapedto something that has now
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  • to something that has nowstarted to enslave you?
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  • started to enslave you?Cynicism is an escape
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  • Cynicism is an escape'cause it hurts to have hope.
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  • 'cause it hurts to have hope.It opens the door
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  • It opens the doorto disappointment.
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  • to disappointment.So you just beat life
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  • So you just beat lifeto the punch.
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  • to the punch.You just expect the worst,
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  • You just expect the worst,that way you're not surprised,
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  • that way you're not surprised,and you put
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  • and you putyour faith in reverse
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  • your faith in reverseand call it realism.
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  • and call it realism.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]So what's really sad about
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  • So what's really sad aboutcoming through the Red Sea is
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  • coming through the Red Sea isthat after all the miracles
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  • that after all the miraclesthat God does for you,
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  • that God does for you,and after the way
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  • and after the waythat He saves you,
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  • that He saves you,and after the way
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  • and after the waythat He becomes personal
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  • that He becomes personalin your life,
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  • in your life,the Bible says that
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  • the Bible says thateven after they went
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  • even after they wentthrough the Red Sea,
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  • through the Red Sea,passed under the cloud
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  • passed under the cloudthrough Moses
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  • through Mosesafter he references
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  • after he referencesthis Exodus motif
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  • this Exodus motifthat is so prevalent
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  • that is so prevalentin the Jewish scriptures,
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  • in the Jewish scriptures,he says in verse 5,
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  • he says in verse 5,"Nevertheless,
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  • "Nevertheless,God was not pleased
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  • God was not pleasedwith most of them,
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  • with most of them,for they were overthrown
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  • for they were overthrownin the wilderness."
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  • in the wilderness."And that's where the battle is,
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  • And that's where the battle is,in the wilderness.
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  • in the wilderness.Even Jesus went
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  • Even Jesus wentthrough the wilderness.
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  • through the wilderness.And what you do
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  • And what you doin the wilderness
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  • in the wildernessdetermines whether
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  • determines whetheryou stay enslaved
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  • you stay enslavedor move forward into freedom.
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  • or move forward into freedom.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]We don't just pass through
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  • We don't just pass throughthe wilderness
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  • the wildernessonce in our lives.
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  • once in our lives.The wilderness is not something
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  • The wilderness is not somethingyou did 18 years ago.
  • 00:07:24.362 --> 00:07:25.464
  • you did 18 years ago.The wilderness isn't just
  • 00:07:25.464 --> 00:07:27.899
  • The wilderness isn't justwhen you lost your first job.
  • 00:07:27.899 --> 00:07:28.900
  • when you lost your first job.The wilderness can happen
  • 00:07:28.900 --> 00:07:31.470
  • The wilderness can happenseveral times any given week.
  • 00:07:31.470 --> 00:07:32.337
  • several times any given week.I asked my friend before
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  • I asked my friend beforeI came out, "How was your week?"
  • 00:07:33.705 --> 00:07:34.873
  • I came out, "How was your week?"And I said, "I take it back.
  • 00:07:34.873 --> 00:07:36.975
  • And I said, "I take it back.I hate that question."
  • 00:07:36.975 --> 00:07:37.642
  • I hate that question."Because you could ask me
  • 00:07:37.642 --> 00:07:39.377
  • Because you could ask methat hour by hour
  • 00:07:39.377 --> 00:07:41.913
  • that hour by hourand get a different answer.
  • 00:07:41.913 --> 00:07:42.647
  • and get a different answer.There are some weeks
  • 00:07:42.647 --> 00:07:43.615
  • There are some weeksI have where Monday
  • 00:07:43.615 --> 00:07:45.116
  • I have where Mondayis milk and honey
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  • is milk and honeyand Tuesday is Canaanites,
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  • and Tuesday is Canaanites,Hittites, Jebuzites,
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  • Hittites, Jebuzites,parasites, termites,
  • 00:07:48.720 --> 00:07:54.426
  • parasites, termites,cellulites.
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  • cellulites.And when they went
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  • And when they wentto the wilderness,
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  • to the wilderness,they were overthrown.
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  • they were overthrown.They grumbled.
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  • They grumbled.They wanted out.
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  • They wanted out.You know where
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  • You know wherethey wanted to go?
  • 00:08:02.934 --> 00:08:05.637
  • they wanted to go?Egypt.
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  • Egypt.At least we could eat in Egypt.
  • 00:08:08.273 --> 00:08:08.907
  • At least we could eat in Egypt.Nevermind.
  • 00:08:08.907 --> 00:08:09.808
  • Nevermind.You forgot about the fact
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  • You forgot about the factthat they gave you
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  • that they gave youmud without straw,
  • 00:08:12.811 --> 00:08:13.979
  • mud without straw,trying to get you to make bricks
  • 00:08:13.979 --> 00:08:16.147
  • trying to get you to make brickswithout giving you materials.
  • 00:08:16.147 --> 00:08:17.048
  • without giving you materials.Nevermind that the devil
  • 00:08:17.048 --> 00:08:17.782
  • Nevermind that the devilhas constantly
  • 00:08:17.782 --> 00:08:18.583
  • has constantlybeen trying to keep you
  • 00:08:18.583 --> 00:08:19.718
  • been trying to keep youall your life in a state of
  • 00:08:19.718 --> 00:08:21.353
  • all your life in a state offeeling like you're not enough.
  • 00:08:21.353 --> 00:08:22.354
  • feeling like you're not enough.You just wanna go back
  • 00:08:22.354 --> 00:08:23.154
  • You just wanna go backto the world,
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  • to the world,because at least it works
  • 00:08:24.089 --> 00:08:26.424
  • because at least it worksfor a little while.
  • 00:08:26.424 --> 00:08:28.727
  • for a little while.So we escape.
  • 00:08:28.727 --> 00:08:29.594
  • So we escape.We wanna build a tunnel
  • 00:08:29.594 --> 00:08:31.730
  • We wanna build a tunnelback to Egypt.
  • 00:08:31.730 --> 00:08:32.330
  • back to Egypt.And then the tunnel
  • 00:08:32.330 --> 00:08:34.633
  • And then the tunnelbecomes a trap.
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  • becomes a trap.And they died in the wilderness.
  • 00:08:37.168 --> 00:08:38.036
  • And they died in the wilderness.They died in the place
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  • They died in the placewhere there was no water.
  • 00:08:40.472 --> 00:08:41.139
  • where there was no water.They died in the place
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  • They died in the placewhere there was no worship.
  • 00:08:43.475 --> 00:08:44.175
  • where there was no worship.They died in the place
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  • They died in the placewhere there was no perspective.
  • 00:08:47.579 --> 00:08:49.548
  • where there was no perspective.It's interesting then that
  • 00:08:49.548 --> 00:08:52.050
  • It's interesting then thatthe Bible says that Jesus
  • 00:08:52.050 --> 00:08:54.553
  • the Bible says that Jesusis a great high priest,
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  • is a great high priest,and that He is able
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  • and that He is ableto be touched with
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  • to be touched withthe feelings of our infirmities.
  • 00:09:03.194 --> 00:09:04.930
  • the feelings of our infirmities.In fact, it says that
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  • In fact, it says thatHe was tempted
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  • He was temptedin every way like we are.
  • 00:09:10.635 --> 00:09:12.304
  • in every way like we are.Now I read that and started
  • 00:09:12.304 --> 00:09:15.240
  • Now I read that and startedto argue with the Bible.
  • 00:09:15.240 --> 00:09:19.811
  • to argue with the Bible.Jesus didn't have kids.
  • 00:09:19.811 --> 00:09:20.478
  • Jesus didn't have kids.He wasn't tempted
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  • He wasn't temptedin every way as I am.
  • 00:09:23.982 --> 00:09:25.517
  • in every way as I am.He didn't ever wanna choke
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  • He didn't ever wanna chokethe very life that He produced.
  • 00:09:33.391 --> 00:09:40.865
  • the very life that He produced.Jesus didn't have Amazon Prime.
  • 00:09:40.865 --> 00:09:41.766
  • Jesus didn't have Amazon Prime.But yet it says that
  • 00:09:41.766 --> 00:09:43.568
  • But yet it says thatHe faced every temptation.
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  • He faced every temptation.Because there's
  • 00:09:44.069 --> 00:09:46.504
  • Because there'sreally only three.
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  • really only three.I know we make it complicated,
  • 00:09:47.672 --> 00:09:50.508
  • I know we make it complicated,but the Bible condenses it
  • 00:09:50.508 --> 00:09:51.743
  • but the Bible condenses itand says that any temptation
  • 00:09:51.743 --> 00:09:52.811
  • and says that any temptationyou're facing today ,
  • 00:09:52.811 --> 00:09:53.878
  • you're facing today ,not just the external ones,
  • 00:09:53.878 --> 00:09:55.947
  • not just the external ones,the internal ones --
  • 00:09:55.947 --> 00:09:56.581
  • the internal ones --the same Bible that
  • 00:09:56.581 --> 00:09:58.216
  • the same Bible thatgives commands about sexuality
  • 00:09:58.216 --> 00:10:00.185
  • gives commands about sexualitygives commands about worry.
  • 00:10:00.185 --> 00:10:01.386
  • gives commands about worry.So don't think that temptation
  • 00:10:01.386 --> 00:10:04.322
  • So don't think that temptationis only for one person.
  • 00:10:04.322 --> 00:10:05.523
  • is only for one person.It said, "In every temptation
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  • It said, "In every temptationJesus faced it,
  • 00:10:06.458 --> 00:10:10.495
  • Jesus faced it,yet He was without sin."
  • 00:10:10.495 --> 00:10:12.764
  • yet He was without sin."He was perfect in the ways
  • 00:10:12.764 --> 00:10:15.467
  • He was perfect in the waysthat we will never be.
  • 00:10:15.467 --> 00:10:16.468
  • that we will never be.And guess where He went
  • 00:10:16.468 --> 00:10:19.804
  • And guess where He wentto prove His perfection.
  • 00:10:19.804 --> 00:10:20.405
  • to prove His perfection.Let me show you this
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  • Let me show you thisin Matthew 4.
  • 00:10:22.474 --> 00:10:23.074
  • in Matthew 4.Give me the verse.
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  • Give me the verse.It says, "Jesus was led up
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  • It says, "Jesus was led upby the spirit
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  • by the spiritinto the wilderness
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  • into the wildernessto be tempted by the devil."
  • 00:10:35.387 --> 00:10:36.254
  • to be tempted by the devil."Why would God --
  • 00:10:36.254 --> 00:10:37.956
  • Why would God --remember the Lord's prayer?
  • 00:10:37.956 --> 00:10:38.657
  • remember the Lord's prayer?Our Father, Lord in heaven,
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  • Our Father, Lord in heaven,hallowed be thy name.
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  • hallowed be thy name.Kingdom come,
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  • Kingdom come,thy will be done on earth
  • 00:10:41.660 --> 00:10:42.394
  • thy will be done on earth[Indiscernible]
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  • [Indiscernible]And lead us not into...
  • 00:10:43.762 --> 00:10:44.896
  • And lead us not into...CONGREGATION: Temptation.
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  • CONGREGATION: Temptation.- "And the spirit led Jesus
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  • - "And the spirit led Jesusto the wilderness to be
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  • to the wilderness to betempted by the devil."
  • 00:10:56.207 --> 00:10:58.476
  • tempted by the devil."So Jesus is --
  • 00:10:58.476 --> 00:10:59.944
  • So Jesus is --driven is the more
  • 00:10:59.944 --> 00:11:01.212
  • driven is the moreaccurate word than led.
  • 00:11:01.212 --> 00:11:02.847
  • accurate word than led.Led sounds nice.
  • 00:11:02.847 --> 00:11:04.683
  • Led sounds nice.Driven is more accurate.
  • 00:11:04.683 --> 00:11:06.184
  • Driven is more accurate.He had to go to the wilderness.
  • 00:11:06.184 --> 00:11:08.053
  • He had to go to the wilderness.Why?
  • 00:11:08.053 --> 00:11:10.021
  • Why?Why did Jesus have
  • 00:11:10.021 --> 00:11:12.123
  • Why did Jesus haveto come incarnate?
  • 00:11:12.123 --> 00:11:13.625
  • to come incarnate?The word made flesh.
  • 00:11:13.625 --> 00:11:15.694
  • The word made flesh.Why did Jesus have to take on
  • 00:11:15.694 --> 00:11:17.629
  • Why did Jesus have to take onthe form of human weakness
  • 00:11:17.629 --> 00:11:20.098
  • the form of human weaknessand go to the wilderness?
  • 00:11:20.098 --> 00:11:21.700
  • and go to the wilderness?It says that they were
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  • It says that they wereoverthrown in the wilderness.
  • 00:11:24.903 --> 00:11:26.971
  • overthrown in the wilderness.When Jesus came on the scene,
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  • When Jesus came on the scene,the true Israel,
  • 00:11:28.740 --> 00:11:30.775
  • the true Israel,the true expression of God,
  • 00:11:30.775 --> 00:11:31.676
  • the true expression of God,the second Adam --
  • 00:11:31.676 --> 00:11:33.478
  • the second Adam --when Jesus came,
  • 00:11:33.478 --> 00:11:35.447
  • when Jesus came,the man who was fully man
  • 00:11:35.447 --> 00:11:36.281
  • the man who was fully manand fully God --
  • 00:11:36.281 --> 00:11:39.050
  • and fully God --Jesus, who is the express image
  • 00:11:39.050 --> 00:11:40.351
  • Jesus, who is the express imageof the radiance of God --
  • 00:11:40.351 --> 00:11:42.087
  • of the radiance of God --Jesus, by whom, for whom,
  • 00:11:42.087 --> 00:11:43.555
  • Jesus, by whom, for whom,through whom all things were
  • 00:11:43.555 --> 00:11:45.123
  • through whom all things werecreated that were created.
  • 00:11:45.123 --> 00:11:46.691
  • created that were created.Jesus came to the wilderness
  • 00:11:46.691 --> 00:11:47.692
  • Jesus came to the wilderness-- watch this --
  • 00:11:47.692 --> 00:11:49.294
  • -- watch this --for a rematch.
  • 00:11:49.294 --> 00:11:53.832
  • for a rematch.[Applause]
  • 00:11:53.832 --> 00:11:54.966
  • [Applause]See, in your flesh,
  • 00:11:54.966 --> 00:11:55.767
  • See, in your flesh,in your power,
  • 00:11:55.767 --> 00:11:56.601
  • in your power,in your strength,
  • 00:11:56.601 --> 00:11:57.502
  • in your strength,in your mind,
  • 00:11:57.502 --> 00:11:59.237
  • in your mind,in your human ingenuity,
  • 00:11:59.237 --> 00:12:00.305
  • in your human ingenuity,you are no match for the devil
  • 00:12:00.305 --> 00:12:03.041
  • you are no match for the devilin the wilderness.
  • 00:12:03.041 --> 00:12:04.042
  • in the wilderness.But Jesus showed up
  • 00:12:04.042 --> 00:12:05.176
  • But Jesus showed upin the wilderness because
  • 00:12:05.176 --> 00:12:07.445
  • in the wilderness becauseof unfinished business
  • 00:12:07.445 --> 00:12:08.980
  • of unfinished businesson behalf of anyone
  • 00:12:08.980 --> 00:12:10.849
  • on behalf of anyonewho would believe on His name
  • 00:12:10.849 --> 00:12:12.283
  • who would believe on His nameand call on Him
  • 00:12:12.283 --> 00:12:14.652
  • and call on Himin the day of trouble.
  • 00:12:14.652 --> 00:12:17.589
  • in the day of trouble.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]So Jesus, after fasting
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  • So Jesus, after fastingfor 40 days and 40 nights,
  • 00:12:23.895 --> 00:12:25.463
  • for 40 days and 40 nights,had to pay a visit
  • 00:12:25.463 --> 00:12:28.666
  • had to pay a visitto the devil in the wilderness.
  • 00:12:28.666 --> 00:12:30.401
  • to the devil in the wilderness.Jesus came from heaven,
  • 00:12:30.401 --> 00:12:31.803
  • Jesus came from heaven,which was pristine,
  • 00:12:31.803 --> 00:12:34.672
  • which was pristine,to the earth to visit your enemy
  • 00:12:34.672 --> 00:12:35.874
  • to the earth to visit your enemyand pay a visit
  • 00:12:35.874 --> 00:12:37.609
  • and pay a visitto what is tormenting you,
  • 00:12:37.609 --> 00:12:39.210
  • to what is tormenting you,to let the enemy know that
  • 00:12:39.210 --> 00:12:41.446
  • to let the enemy know thathe might be bigger than you
  • 00:12:41.446 --> 00:12:43.047
  • he might be bigger than youbut you got a big brother
  • 00:12:43.047 --> 00:12:44.449
  • but you got a big brotherand a high priest
  • 00:12:44.449 --> 00:12:46.151
  • and a high priestwho knows your weakness.
  • 00:12:46.151 --> 00:12:52.924
  • who knows your weakness.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]And He went to the wilderness
  • 00:12:55.160 --> 00:12:57.862
  • And He went to the wildernessto be tempted by the devil.
  • 00:12:57.862 --> 00:12:58.596
  • to be tempted by the devil.So now this is gonna
  • 00:12:58.596 --> 00:12:59.798
  • So now this is gonnabe interesting,
  • 00:12:59.798 --> 00:13:01.266
  • be interesting,because how do you
  • 00:13:01.266 --> 00:13:03.835
  • because how do youtempt the son of God?
  • 00:13:03.835 --> 00:13:05.436
  • tempt the son of God?Maybe if you can get Him
  • 00:13:05.436 --> 00:13:07.672
  • Maybe if you can get Himto question His identity.
  • 00:13:07.672 --> 00:13:09.207
  • to question His identity.And the devil hits Him
  • 00:13:09.207 --> 00:13:10.842
  • And the devil hits Himwith three temptations.
  • 00:13:10.842 --> 00:13:12.877
  • with three temptations.Remember, there's only three.
  • 00:13:12.877 --> 00:13:14.379
  • Remember, there's only three.They're all three listed
  • 00:13:14.379 --> 00:13:16.247
  • They're all three listedin 1 John 2:15 --
  • 00:13:16.247 --> 00:13:17.549
  • in 1 John 2:15 --spoiler alert:
  • 00:13:17.549 --> 00:13:23.087
  • spoiler alert:the devil is not creative.
  • 00:13:23.087 --> 00:13:24.589
  • the devil is not creative.There's only three things
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  • There's only three thingshe can tempt you with
  • 00:13:25.757 --> 00:13:26.658
  • he can tempt you withto try to get you to be
  • 00:13:26.658 --> 00:13:29.127
  • to try to get you to besomething that you're not.
  • 00:13:29.127 --> 00:13:30.028
  • something that you're not.There's only three things
  • 00:13:30.028 --> 00:13:31.262
  • There's only three thingshe can tempt you with.
  • 00:13:31.262 --> 00:13:33.464
  • he can tempt you with.It's the lust of the flesh.
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  • It's the lust of the flesh.That's what I feel like doing,
  • 00:13:36.201 --> 00:13:39.737
  • That's what I feel like doing,the email I feel like sending.
  • 00:13:39.737 --> 00:13:42.473
  • the email I feel like sending.The lust of the eyes.
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  • The lust of the eyes.It's what my senses tell me,
  • 00:13:44.843 --> 00:13:46.811
  • It's what my senses tell me,living by senses,
  • 00:13:46.811 --> 00:13:49.781
  • living by senses,living by surface appearances.
  • 00:13:49.781 --> 00:13:50.281
  • living by surface appearances.And then there's
  • 00:13:50.281 --> 00:13:52.217
  • And then there'sthe pride of life.
  • 00:13:52.217 --> 00:13:55.353
  • the pride of life.That's what I think I know.
  • 00:13:55.353 --> 00:13:56.588
  • That's what I think I know.That's what I tell myself
  • 00:13:56.588 --> 00:13:57.789
  • That's what I tell myselfthat I know.
  • 00:13:57.789 --> 00:13:59.591
  • that I know.That's when I start being like
  • 00:13:59.591 --> 00:14:01.226
  • That's when I start being likeAdam and Eve in the garden.
  • 00:14:01.226 --> 00:14:01.893
  • Adam and Eve in the garden.Their sin wasn't
  • 00:14:01.893 --> 00:14:02.660
  • Their sin wasn'teating an apple.
  • 00:14:02.660 --> 00:14:03.828
  • eating an apple.Their sin was that they thought
  • 00:14:03.828 --> 00:14:04.729
  • Their sin was that they thoughtthey were like God
  • 00:14:04.729 --> 00:14:05.430
  • they were like Godknowing the difference
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  • knowing the differencebetween good and evil.
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  • between good and evil.That's what the sin
  • 00:14:07.465 --> 00:14:08.466
  • That's what the sinwas in the garden,
  • 00:14:08.466 --> 00:14:09.734
  • was in the garden,and that's what it is today.
  • 00:14:09.734 --> 00:14:10.902
  • and that's what it is today.It's the lust of the flesh,
  • 00:14:10.902 --> 00:14:12.136
  • It's the lust of the flesh,the lust of the eyes,
  • 00:14:12.136 --> 00:14:13.071
  • the lust of the eyes,the pride of life.
  • 00:14:13.071 --> 00:14:15.974
  • the pride of life.If you're 16, if you're 61,
  • 00:14:15.974 --> 00:14:17.475
  • If you're 16, if you're 61,it's the lust of the flesh,
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  • it's the lust of the flesh,the lust of the eyes,
  • 00:14:18.509 --> 00:14:19.110
  • the lust of the eyes,the pride of life.
  • 00:14:19.110 --> 00:14:20.178
  • the pride of life.I told God, "I can't preach
  • 00:14:20.178 --> 00:14:21.246
  • I told God, "I can't preachthis to the whole church.
  • 00:14:21.246 --> 00:14:22.580
  • this to the whole church.This is a youth sermon."
  • 00:14:22.580 --> 00:14:23.381
  • This is a youth sermon."He said, "Tell them
  • 00:14:23.381 --> 00:14:24.582
  • He said, "Tell themjust like they told them.
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  • just like they told them.Some of them,
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  • Some of them,if they would've heard this
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  • if they would've heard thissermon when they were 16,
  • 00:14:28.019 --> 00:14:29.220
  • sermon when they were 16,they wouldn't be struggling
  • 00:14:29.220 --> 00:14:30.288
  • they wouldn't be strugglingwith what they're struggling
  • 00:14:30.288 --> 00:14:32.991
  • with what they're strugglingwith at 61."
  • 00:14:32.991 --> 00:14:35.393
  • with at 61."But you're hearing it now.
  • 00:14:35.393 --> 00:14:36.828
  • But you're hearing it now.You're hearing it now.
  • 00:14:36.828 --> 00:14:38.997
  • You're hearing it now.[Applause]
  • 00:14:38.997 --> 00:14:42.367
  • [Applause]So the lust of the flesh.
  • 00:14:42.367 --> 00:14:43.768
  • So the lust of the flesh.He catches Jesus hungry.
  • 00:14:43.768 --> 00:14:46.137
  • He catches Jesus hungry.He's been fasting 40 days
  • 00:14:46.137 --> 00:14:49.807
  • He's been fasting 40 daysand 40 nights, and He's hungry.
  • 00:14:49.807 --> 00:14:50.675
  • and 40 nights, and He's hungry.He's hungry.
  • 00:14:50.675 --> 00:14:52.410
  • He's hungry.The devil always knows
  • 00:14:52.410 --> 00:14:54.545
  • The devil always knowswhen you're hungry.
  • 00:14:54.545 --> 00:14:56.147
  • when you're hungry.And if you only come to church
  • 00:14:56.147 --> 00:14:57.148
  • And if you only come to churchevery five weeks
  • 00:14:57.148 --> 00:14:58.950
  • every five weekswhen it's convenient,
  • 00:14:58.950 --> 00:15:01.185
  • when it's convenient,you are going to be too hungry
  • 00:15:01.185 --> 00:15:02.654
  • you are going to be too hungryto be strong against
  • 00:15:02.654 --> 00:15:06.057
  • to be strong againstthe temptation of the enemy.
  • 00:15:06.057 --> 00:15:07.292
  • the temptation of the enemy.I got six claps,
  • 00:15:07.292 --> 00:15:08.393
  • I got six claps,and one is my mom,
  • 00:15:08.393 --> 00:15:11.829
  • and one is my mom,but it's true all the same.
  • 00:15:11.829 --> 00:15:15.266
  • but it's true all the same.You're too hungry.
  • 00:15:15.266 --> 00:15:16.100
  • You're too hungry.You eat junk
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  • You eat junkwhen you're hungry.
  • 00:15:17.502 --> 00:15:18.369
  • when you're hungry.You're susceptible
  • 00:15:18.369 --> 00:15:19.938
  • You're susceptiblewhen you're hungry.
  • 00:15:19.938 --> 00:15:21.139
  • when you're hungry.You try to turn stones
  • 00:15:21.139 --> 00:15:23.074
  • You try to turn stonesinto bread when you're hungry.
  • 00:15:23.074 --> 00:15:24.042
  • into bread when you're hungry.You try to eat stuff
  • 00:15:24.042 --> 00:15:25.510
  • You try to eat stuffthat won't satisfy.
  • 00:15:25.510 --> 00:15:26.411
  • that won't satisfy.You try to live off
  • 00:15:26.411 --> 00:15:27.779
  • You try to live offof people's compliments
  • 00:15:27.779 --> 00:15:29.480
  • of people's complimentswhen only God's validation
  • 00:15:29.480 --> 00:15:31.049
  • when only God's validationis able to sustain you.
  • 00:15:31.049 --> 00:15:33.718
  • is able to sustain you.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]That's the lust of the flesh.
  • 00:15:37.088 --> 00:15:39.090
  • That's the lust of the flesh.It's the pride of life.
  • 00:15:39.090 --> 00:15:39.991
  • It's the pride of life.He said, "Okay, if you won't
  • 00:15:39.991 --> 00:15:41.659
  • He said, "Okay, if you won'tturn the stones into bread,
  • 00:15:41.659 --> 00:15:42.660
  • turn the stones into bread,then throw yourself
  • 00:15:42.660 --> 00:15:43.594
  • then throw yourselfoff this cliff."
  • 00:15:43.594 --> 00:15:45.897
  • off this cliff."Watch this: "Prove it.
  • 00:15:45.897 --> 00:15:48.199
  • Watch this: "Prove it.Prove you're the child of God.
  • 00:15:48.199 --> 00:15:50.335
  • Prove you're the child of God.Prove you're a real man.
  • 00:15:50.335 --> 00:15:51.602
  • Prove you're a real man.Prove your intelligence.
  • 00:15:51.602 --> 00:15:52.804
  • Prove your intelligence.Prove your worth."
  • 00:15:52.804 --> 00:15:54.072
  • Prove your worth."Just keep earning and earning,
  • 00:15:54.072 --> 00:15:55.039
  • Just keep earning and earning,and chasing and chasing,
  • 00:15:55.039 --> 00:15:56.708
  • and chasing and chasing,and never stop to ask why,
  • 00:15:56.708 --> 00:15:58.276
  • and never stop to ask why,and never stop to be generous.
  • 00:15:58.276 --> 00:15:59.510
  • and never stop to be generous.Just keep proving it.
  • 00:15:59.510 --> 00:16:00.511
  • Just keep proving it.Just keep going out there
  • 00:16:00.511 --> 00:16:01.813
  • Just keep going out thereconfident and never really
  • 00:16:01.813 --> 00:16:03.081
  • confident and never reallyadmit your need to anyone
  • 00:16:03.081 --> 00:16:03.848
  • admit your need to anyoneso that they can see
  • 00:16:03.848 --> 00:16:04.615
  • so that they can seethe real you
  • 00:16:04.615 --> 00:16:05.850
  • the real youand give the water to your soul
  • 00:16:05.850 --> 00:16:06.851
  • and give the water to your soulthat you need to make it.
  • 00:16:06.851 --> 00:16:09.320
  • that you need to make it.Just prove it.
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  • Just prove it.It's the pride of life.
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  • It's the pride of life.And then there's
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  • And then there'sthe lust of the eyes, you know.
  • 00:16:15.660 --> 00:16:16.160
  • the lust of the eyes, you know.He took Him up
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  • He took Him upon a high mountain,
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  • on a high mountain,showed Him all
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  • showed Him allthe kingdoms of the world.
  • 00:16:19.964 --> 00:16:21.332
  • the kingdoms of the world.By the way, Jesus didn't
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  • By the way, Jesus didn'tleave the wilderness
  • 00:16:22.567 --> 00:16:24.268
  • leave the wildernessand go to another place,
  • 00:16:24.268 --> 00:16:25.770
  • and go to another place,because the temptation
  • 00:16:25.770 --> 00:16:28.039
  • because the temptationis always on the movie screen
  • 00:16:28.039 --> 00:16:30.675
  • is always on the movie screenin your mind.
  • 00:16:30.675 --> 00:16:31.609
  • in your mind.And he showed Him something
  • 00:16:31.609 --> 00:16:32.076
  • And he showed Him somethingthat looked like
  • 00:16:32.076 --> 00:16:34.445
  • that looked likean opportunity,
  • 00:16:34.445 --> 00:16:35.279
  • an opportunity,but Jesus knew that
  • 00:16:35.279 --> 00:16:37.749
  • but Jesus knew thatHe came for the cross.
  • 00:16:37.749 --> 00:16:38.282
  • He came for the cross.And the devil said,
  • 00:16:38.282 --> 00:16:39.217
  • And the devil said,"If you bow down and worship me,
  • 00:16:39.217 --> 00:16:42.787
  • "If you bow down and worship me,I'll give you all of this.
  • 00:16:42.787 --> 00:16:43.254
  • I'll give you all of this.You don't even
  • 00:16:43.254 --> 00:16:47.592
  • You don't evenhave to go to the cross."
  • 00:16:47.592 --> 00:16:48.259
  • have to go to the cross."Just like God will
  • 00:16:48.259 --> 00:16:50.461
  • Just like God willoffer a way of escape,
  • 00:16:50.461 --> 00:16:53.931
  • offer a way of escape,so will the enemy.
  • 00:16:53.931 --> 00:16:56.334
  • so will the enemy.But when the way of escape
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  • But when the way of escapebecomes just another
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  • becomes just anotherset of chains, Jesus said,
  • 00:17:01.572 --> 00:17:04.375
  • set of chains, Jesus said,"Away from me, Satan,
  • 00:17:04.375 --> 00:17:06.277
  • "Away from me, Satan,for it is written.
  • 00:17:06.277 --> 00:17:08.212
  • for it is written.You shall worship
  • 00:17:08.212 --> 00:17:10.214
  • You shall worshipthe Lord God only,
  • 00:17:10.214 --> 00:17:15.920
  • the Lord God only,and Him only will you serve."
  • 00:17:15.920 --> 00:17:19.557
  • and Him only will you serve."Jesus, in the wilderness
  • 00:17:19.557 --> 00:17:23.194
  • Jesus, in the wilderness40 days, 40 nights.
  • 00:17:23.194 --> 00:17:24.896
  • 40 days, 40 nights.Why 40?
  • 00:17:24.896 --> 00:17:27.765
  • Why 40?That's the exact number of years
  • 00:17:27.765 --> 00:17:29.700
  • That's the exact number of yearsthat the nation of Israel
  • 00:17:29.700 --> 00:17:31.936
  • that the nation of Israelspent in the wilderness.
  • 00:17:31.936 --> 00:17:32.570
  • spent in the wilderness.Jesus said,
  • 00:17:32.570 --> 00:17:35.206
  • Jesus said,"I'm gonna do in 40 days
  • 00:17:35.206 --> 00:17:36.674
  • "I'm gonna do in 40 dayswhat you couldn't do
  • 00:17:36.674 --> 00:17:39.010
  • what you couldn't doin 40 years.
  • 00:17:39.010 --> 00:17:44.115
  • in 40 years.And no temptation,"
  • 00:17:44.115 --> 00:17:45.383
  • And no temptation,"come on Bible lovers.
  • 00:17:45.383 --> 00:17:48.753
  • come on Bible lovers.No tempation has overtaken you.
  • 00:17:48.753 --> 00:17:49.987
  • No tempation has overtaken you.The same grace
  • 00:17:49.987 --> 00:17:51.789
  • The same gracethat enabled Jesus,
  • 00:17:51.789 --> 00:17:53.224
  • that enabled Jesus,the same spirit
  • 00:17:53.224 --> 00:17:55.526
  • the same spiritthat enabled Jesus to endure
  • 00:17:55.526 --> 00:17:57.261
  • that enabled Jesus to endurethe cross and despise
  • 00:17:57.261 --> 00:17:59.464
  • the cross and despisethe shame and sit down
  • 00:17:59.464 --> 00:18:01.199
  • the shame and sit downat the right hand of God,
  • 00:18:01.199 --> 00:18:04.769
  • at the right hand of God,this spirit lives in you.
  • 00:18:04.769 --> 00:18:10.308
  • this spirit lives in you.[Applause]
  • 00:18:10.308 --> 00:18:12.443
  • [Applause]And the only way Jesus made it
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  • And the only way Jesus made itthrough the wilderness,
  • 00:18:14.078 --> 00:18:16.380
  • through the wilderness,in Matthew 4,
  • 00:18:16.380 --> 00:18:17.048
  • in Matthew 4,is because of what
  • 00:18:17.048 --> 00:18:20.151
  • is because of whathappened in Matthew 3,
  • 00:18:20.151 --> 00:18:22.653
  • happened in Matthew 3,where it says that Jesus
  • 00:18:22.653 --> 00:18:27.492
  • where it says that Jesuswent down to the Jordan River.
  • 00:18:27.492 --> 00:18:28.126
  • went down to the Jordan River.And let me give you
  • 00:18:28.126 --> 00:18:30.161
  • And let me give youthis for your own heart today.
  • 00:18:30.161 --> 00:18:31.596
  • this for your own heart today.When He went to be baptized
  • 00:18:31.596 --> 00:18:33.498
  • When He went to be baptizedby John the Baptist,
  • 00:18:33.498 --> 00:18:34.332
  • by John the Baptist,it wasn't just for
  • 00:18:34.332 --> 00:18:37.702
  • it wasn't just foran external show of obedience.
  • 00:18:37.702 --> 00:18:39.170
  • an external show of obedience.It was for the voice
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  • It was for the voiceof affirmation that
  • 00:18:40.738 --> 00:18:43.241
  • of affirmation thatHe would need from His father
  • 00:18:43.241 --> 00:18:45.276
  • He would need from His fatherto survive in the wilderness
  • 00:18:45.276 --> 00:18:46.277
  • to survive in the wildernessof temptation.
  • 00:18:46.277 --> 00:18:51.115
  • of temptation.[Applause]
  • 00:18:51.115 --> 00:18:51.983
  • [Applause]It's so beautiful
  • 00:18:51.983 --> 00:18:53.284
  • It's so beautifulthat I can't do it justice
  • 00:18:53.284 --> 00:18:55.286
  • that I can't do it justicein the time we have allotted,
  • 00:18:55.286 --> 00:18:56.554
  • in the time we have allotted,but it says that when Jesus
  • 00:18:56.554 --> 00:18:58.489
  • but it says that when Jesuscame up out of the water that
  • 00:18:58.489 --> 00:19:00.892
  • came up out of the water thata dove descended on Him.
  • 00:19:00.892 --> 00:19:02.560
  • a dove descended on Him.And a voice from heaven said,
  • 00:19:02.560 --> 00:19:05.496
  • And a voice from heaven said,"This is My beloved son.
  • 00:19:05.496 --> 00:19:08.099
  • "This is My beloved son.This is My beloved daughter."
  • 00:19:08.099 --> 00:19:09.834
  • This is My beloved daughter."So when the devil
  • 00:19:09.834 --> 00:19:12.303
  • So when the devilquestioned who Jesus was
  • 00:19:12.303 --> 00:19:15.773
  • questioned who Jesus wasin the wilderness in Matthew 4,
  • 00:19:15.773 --> 00:19:17.742
  • in the wilderness in Matthew 4,the dove had already told
  • 00:19:17.742 --> 00:19:20.511
  • the dove had already toldJesus who He knew He was
  • 00:19:20.511 --> 00:19:23.247
  • Jesus who He knew He wasin Matthew 3.
  • 00:19:23.247 --> 00:19:24.415
  • in Matthew 3.I'm trying to say
  • 00:19:24.415 --> 00:19:25.249
  • I'm trying to saywhen you've been
  • 00:19:25.249 --> 00:19:26.617
  • when you've beenthrough the water
  • 00:19:26.617 --> 00:19:27.585
  • through the waterand when you've heard
  • 00:19:27.585 --> 00:19:29.620
  • and when you've heardthe voice of your Father,
  • 00:19:29.620 --> 00:19:30.354
  • the voice of your Father,and you know
  • 00:19:30.354 --> 00:19:32.390
  • and you knowyou came from God,
  • 00:19:32.390 --> 00:19:34.559
  • you came from God,and you're going back to God,
  • 00:19:34.559 --> 00:19:37.361
  • and you're going back to God,and your life is in God's hands,
  • 00:19:37.361 --> 00:19:38.696
  • and your life is in God's hands,you can make it through
  • 00:19:38.696 --> 00:19:41.265
  • you can make it throughthe wilderness
  • 00:19:41.265 --> 00:19:41.866
  • the wildernesswhen you've been
  • 00:19:41.866 --> 00:19:42.934
  • when you've beenthrough the water.
  • 00:19:42.934 --> 00:19:47.872
  • through the water.[Applause]
  • 00:19:47.872 --> 00:19:50.675
  • [Applause]But you gotta get to the water.
  • 00:19:50.675 --> 00:19:51.776
  • But you gotta get to the water.You gotta get to the water.
  • 00:19:51.776 --> 00:19:53.544
  • You gotta get to the water.You gotta -- you've got to know
  • 00:19:53.544 --> 00:19:56.247
  • You gotta -- you've got to knowwhere to go in these times.
  • 00:19:56.247 --> 00:19:57.315
  • where to go in these times.You've got to know
  • 00:19:57.315 --> 00:20:00.484
  • You've got to knowwho to trust in these times,
  • 00:20:00.484 --> 00:20:03.187
  • who to trust in these times,or else you'll escape to things
  • 00:20:03.187 --> 00:20:04.822
  • or else you'll escape to thingsthat will enslave you
  • 00:20:04.822 --> 00:20:07.225
  • that will enslave youin the end.
  • 00:20:07.225 --> 00:20:07.925
  • in the end.Can I tell you something
  • 00:20:07.925 --> 00:20:08.993
  • Can I tell you somethingon the authority of God's word,
  • 00:20:08.993 --> 00:20:09.827
  • on the authority of God's word,maybe not even knowing
  • 00:20:09.827 --> 00:20:10.695
  • maybe not even knowingyour name today?
  • 00:20:10.695 --> 00:20:11.696
  • your name today?God has already made
  • 00:20:11.696 --> 00:20:13.097
  • God has already madethe way of escape for you.
  • 00:20:13.097 --> 00:20:19.670
  • the way of escape for you.[Applause]
  • 00:20:19.670 --> 00:20:20.204
  • [Applause]And it will not
  • 00:20:20.204 --> 00:20:22.406
  • And it will notalways be obvious.
  • 00:20:22.406 --> 00:20:23.207
  • always be obvious.Let me promise you,
  • 00:20:23.207 --> 00:20:24.141
  • Let me promise you,the Red Sea did not look
  • 00:20:24.141 --> 00:20:28.045
  • the Red Sea did not looklike a four-lane highway.
  • 00:20:28.045 --> 00:20:30.581
  • like a four-lane highway.It looked like a death trap.
  • 00:20:30.581 --> 00:20:31.415
  • It looked like a death trap.But it is sometimes
  • 00:20:31.415 --> 00:20:33.150
  • But it is sometimesstraight through the thing
  • 00:20:33.150 --> 00:20:34.685
  • straight through the thingthat you fear that
  • 00:20:34.685 --> 00:20:36.554
  • that you fear thatleads to the freedom
  • 00:20:36.554 --> 00:20:37.822
  • leads to the freedomthat you desire.
  • 00:20:37.822 --> 00:20:46.364
  • that you desire.[Applause]
  • 00:20:46.364 --> 00:20:47.198
  • [Applause]He will not allow you
  • 00:20:47.198 --> 00:20:47.965
  • He will not allow youto be tempted beyond
  • 00:20:47.965 --> 00:20:49.934
  • to be tempted beyondwhat you are able.
  • 00:20:49.934 --> 00:20:52.370
  • what you are able.Oh yeah, well on your own,
  • 00:20:52.370 --> 00:20:53.137
  • Oh yeah, well on your own,you'll be overthrown
  • 00:20:53.137 --> 00:20:55.072
  • you'll be overthrownin the wilderness, too.
  • 00:20:55.072 --> 00:20:55.640
  • in the wilderness, too.And if you've been
  • 00:20:55.640 --> 00:20:56.641
  • And if you've beenin the wilderness season
  • 00:20:56.641 --> 00:20:57.408
  • in the wilderness seasonby yourself,
  • 00:20:57.408 --> 00:20:59.577
  • by yourself,that's the problem.
  • 00:20:59.577 --> 00:21:00.211
  • that's the problem.You need to go down
  • 00:21:00.211 --> 00:21:02.246
  • You need to go downto the waters.
  • 00:21:02.246 --> 00:21:02.847
  • to the waters.You need to go down
  • 00:21:02.847 --> 00:21:04.915
  • You need to go downto the waters,
  • 00:21:04.915 --> 00:21:06.784
  • to the waters,where you can worship God
  • 00:21:06.784 --> 00:21:09.453
  • where you can worship Godand be filled with His presence.
  • 00:21:09.453 --> 00:21:11.489
  • and be filled with His presence.This is a ministry moment
  • 00:21:11.489 --> 00:21:12.256
  • This is a ministry momentfor somebody who needs
  • 00:21:12.256 --> 00:21:14.692
  • for somebody who needswater for your soul.
  • 00:21:14.692 --> 00:21:15.493
  • water for your soul.The Bible says that
  • 00:21:15.493 --> 00:21:17.128
  • The Bible says thatthe spiritual rock in the desert
  • 00:21:17.128 --> 00:21:17.828
  • the spiritual rock in the desertis the same rock
  • 00:21:17.828 --> 00:21:19.030
  • is the same rockthat we stand on today.
  • 00:21:19.030 --> 00:21:21.299
  • that we stand on today.It is Christ.
  • 00:21:21.299 --> 00:21:22.533
  • It is Christ."On Christ the solid rock
  • 00:21:22.533 --> 00:21:23.434
  • "On Christ the solid rockI stand.
  • 00:21:23.434 --> 00:21:24.268
  • I stand.All other ground
  • 00:21:24.268 --> 00:21:25.303
  • All other groundis sinking sand.
  • 00:21:25.303 --> 00:21:26.170
  • is sinking sand.Every other thing
  • 00:21:26.170 --> 00:21:27.238
  • Every other thingwill pass away,
  • 00:21:27.238 --> 00:21:28.773
  • will pass away,but he who does the will of God
  • 00:21:28.773 --> 00:21:29.573
  • but he who does the will of Godlives forever."
  • 00:21:29.573 --> 00:21:35.146
  • lives forever."[Applause]
  • 00:21:35.146 --> 00:21:36.180
  • [Applause]And so listen to me.
  • 00:21:36.180 --> 00:21:37.348
  • And so listen to me.It's by grace
  • 00:21:37.348 --> 00:21:38.149
  • It's by gracethat you are saved.
  • 00:21:38.149 --> 00:21:40.818
  • that you are saved.It is not through effort.
  • 00:21:40.818 --> 00:21:41.452
  • It is not through effort.It is not through
  • 00:21:41.452 --> 00:21:43.421
  • It is not throughbehavior modification.
  • 00:21:43.421 --> 00:21:44.288
  • behavior modification.If that would've worked,
  • 00:21:44.288 --> 00:21:46.290
  • If that would've worked,it would've worked by now.
  • 00:21:46.290 --> 00:21:46.991
  • it would've worked by now.If it could work,
  • 00:21:46.991 --> 00:21:48.959
  • If it could work,it would've worked by now.
  • 00:21:48.959 --> 00:21:49.527
  • it would've worked by now.If you could be
  • 00:21:49.527 --> 00:21:50.461
  • If you could befree in your flesh,
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  • free in your flesh,you'd be free from now.
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  • you'd be free from now.You need the water.
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  • You need the water.You need the spirit.
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  • You need the spirit.You need the voice
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  • You need the voicethat is above you.
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  • that is above you.You need the voice
  • 00:21:56.434 --> 00:21:57.435
  • You need the voicethat is within you.
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  • - Right now, in this moment,
  • 00:22:03.407 --> 00:22:04.208
  • - Right now, in this moment,your life is being
  • 00:22:04.208 --> 00:22:06.377
  • your life is beingsteered in a direction.
  • 00:22:06.377 --> 00:22:08.379
  • steered in a direction.It may be toward your calling,
  • 00:22:08.379 --> 00:22:09.046
  • It may be toward your calling,it may be away
  • 00:22:09.046 --> 00:22:10.381
  • it may be awayfrom your calling.
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  • from your calling.But your life is being
  • 00:22:11.382 --> 00:22:12.683
  • like a ship in the water.
  • 00:22:14.585 --> 00:22:16.754
  • 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.
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  • by who or what is at the wheel.If you're steering
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  • If you're steeringby your feelings,
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  • by your feelings,instead of by the spirit of God,
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  • instead of by the spirit of God,it's just a matter of time
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  • it's just a matter of timebefore you get off course.
  • 00:22:26.597 --> 00:22:28.466
  • before you get off course.Sometimes, it happens slowly.
  • 00:22:28.466 --> 00:22:29.266
  • Sometimes, it happens slowly.We don't even realize
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  • We don't even realizethe gradual drift.
  • 00:22:31.001 --> 00:22:31.869
  • the gradual drift.Because, the world's gets us
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  • Because, the world's gets uswalking in its ways;
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  • walking in its ways;what we see, what we feel,
  • 00:22:37.208 --> 00:22:39.043
  • what we see, what we feel,what we think.
  • 00:22:39.043 --> 00:22:40.611
  • what we think.But as children of God,
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  • But as children of God,we have to learn how to
  • 00:22:41.579 --> 00:22:43.447
  • because feelings come and go.
  • 00:22:45.249 --> 00:22:46.317
  • because feelings come and go.I mean, one minute,
  • 00:22:46.317 --> 00:22:47.418
  • I mean, one minute,you're telling yourself
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  • you're telling yourselfyou can take on the world.
  • 00:22:48.753 --> 00:22:49.353
  • you can take on the world.And the next minute,
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  • And the next minute,all you wanna do
  • 00:22:49.987 --> 00:22:51.455
  • all you wanna dois get under the covers
  • 00:22:51.455 --> 00:22:52.723
  • is get under the coverswith some cookies.
  • 00:22:52.723 --> 00:22:53.324
  • with some cookies.I know you know
  • 00:22:53.324 --> 00:22:54.492
  • I know you knowwhat I am saying.
  • 00:22:54.492 --> 00:22:55.493
  • what I am saying.God's truth
  • 00:22:55.493 --> 00:22:57.395
  • God's truthis the only constant.
  • 00:22:57.395 --> 00:22:58.929
  • 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
  • 00:23:00.731 --> 00:23:01.966
  • on the provision of Godnot the lack in your life.
  • 00:23:01.966 --> 00:23:02.967
  • not the lack in your life.Protection of God,
  • 00:23:02.967 --> 00:23:04.101
  • Protection of God,not the danger around you.
  • 00:23:04.101 --> 00:23:05.903
  • not the danger around you.And the purposes of God
  • 00:23:05.903 --> 00:23:07.138
  • And the purposes of Godinstead of whatever
  • 00:23:07.138 --> 00:23:08.472
  • instead of whateverlittle urgent crisis
  • 00:23:08.472 --> 00:23:10.141
  • little urgent crisispops up in your day.
  • 00:23:10.141 --> 00:23:11.275
  • pops up in your day.You can survive the storms
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  • You can survive the stormsof anxiety and stress.
  • 00:23:13.544 --> 00:23:14.278
  • of anxiety and stress.- It's wise to choose
  • 00:23:14.278 --> 00:23:16.414
  • - It's wise to chooseyour battles when you can,
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  • your battles when you can,but what do you do
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  • but what do you dowhen your battle chooses you?
  • 00:23:20.317 --> 00:23:20.885
  • when your battle chooses you?This is what
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  • This is whatthe Lord says to you,
  • 00:23:21.752 --> 00:23:22.653
  • the Lord says to you,“Don't be afraid,
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  • “Don't be afraid,don't be discouraged,
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  • don't be discouraged,don't back down;
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  • don't back down;if you fight it,
  • 00:23:25.556 --> 00:23:26.557
  • if you fight it,you're gonna lose it.”
  • 00:23:26.557 --> 00:23:27.658
  • you're gonna lose it.”You can't fight it;
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  • You can't fight it;give it back.
  • 00:23:28.726 --> 00:23:30.094
  • give it back.You can't figure it out;
  • 00:23:30.094 --> 00:23:31.095
  • You can't figure it out;give it back.
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  • give it back.How d'you give it back?
  • 00:23:32.163 --> 00:23:33.531
  • How d'you give it back?That's a focus.
  • 00:23:33.531 --> 00:23:34.965
  • That's a focus.That's looking beyond
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  • That's looking beyondwhat's coming against you,
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  • what's coming against you,and looking toward
  • 00:23:37.768 --> 00:23:39.170
  • and looking towardwhat is within you,
  • 00:23:39.170 --> 00:23:41.539
  • what is within you,to know that greater is He
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  • to know that greater is Hethat is in me,
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  • that is in me,than he that is in the world,
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  • than he that is in the world,and God wants His battle back.
  • 00:23:48.446 --> 00:23:50.347
  • and God wants His battle back.I want you to get in position;
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  • I want you to get in position;not so that you can fight,
  • 00:23:51.949 --> 00:23:53.951
  • not so that you can fight,not so that you can struggle,
  • 00:23:53.951 --> 00:23:56.287
  • not so that you can struggle,but so that you can see
  • 00:23:56.287 --> 00:23:57.588
  • but so that you can seethe deliverance.
  • 00:23:57.588 --> 00:23:59.490
  • the deliverance.God is fighting for worshippers,
  • 00:23:59.490 --> 00:24:01.492
  • God is fighting for worshippers,God is fighting for praisers,
  • 00:24:01.492 --> 00:24:03.694
  • God is fighting for praisers,God is fighting for His people;
  • 00:24:03.694 --> 00:24:05.629
  • God is fighting for His people;God is fighting for you,
  • 00:24:05.629 --> 00:24:06.297
  • God is fighting for you,because somebody
  • 00:24:06.297 --> 00:24:07.264
  • because somebodyhas been wondering,
  • 00:24:07.264 --> 00:24:08.632
  • has been wondering,“Is God using me?
  • 00:24:08.632 --> 00:24:09.934
  • “Is God using me?Is this even worth it?”,
  • 00:24:09.934 --> 00:24:10.868
  • Is this even worth it?”,but there's something
  • 00:24:10.868 --> 00:24:11.602
  • but there's somethingabout that,
  • 00:24:11.602 --> 00:24:12.937
  • about that,that should let you know
  • 00:24:12.937 --> 00:24:14.438
  • that should let you knowthat if the devil showed up
  • 00:24:14.438 --> 00:24:16.040
  • that if the devil showed upin the first place,
  • 00:24:16.040 --> 00:24:16.674
  • in the first place,there must be
  • 00:24:16.674 --> 00:24:18.409
  • there must besomething important.
  • 00:24:18.409 --> 00:24:19.743
  • something important.You're His friend;
  • 00:24:19.743 --> 00:24:21.045
  • You're His friend;you get His help,
  • 00:24:21.045 --> 00:24:22.313
  • you get His help,you get His strength,
  • 00:24:22.313 --> 00:24:23.547
  • you get His strength,you get His miracles,
  • 00:24:23.547 --> 00:24:24.882
  • you get His miracles,you get His wisdom,
  • 00:24:24.882 --> 00:24:26.283
  • you get His wisdom,you get His provision,
  • 00:24:26.283 --> 00:24:28.385
  • you get His provision,you get His angels.
  • 00:24:28.385 --> 00:24:28.953
  • you get His angels.What d'you do
  • 00:24:28.953 --> 00:24:31.088
  • What d'you dowhen the battle chooses you?
  • 00:24:31.088 --> 00:24:33.090
  • - We all face
  • 00:24:34.225 --> 00:24:35.392
  • battles in situations
  • 00:24:35.392 --> 00:24:35.926
  • that feel like
  • 00:24:35.926 --> 00:24:37.561
  • they're too much to manage.
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  • Get your copy, today, of
  • 00:24:38.662 --> 00:24:39.964
  • “When the Battle Chooses You”,
  • 00:24:39.964 --> 00:24:40.664
  • and give your battle
  • 00:24:40.664 --> 00:24:41.398
  • - "This telephone
  • 00:24:44.168 --> 00:24:45.402
  • has too many shortcomings
  • 00:24:45.402 --> 00:24:46.637
  • to be seriously considered
  • 00:24:46.637 --> 00:24:48.439
  • as a means of communication.
  • 00:24:48.439 --> 00:24:49.740
  • The device is inherently
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  • of no value to us."
  • 00:24:51.342 --> 00:24:52.276
  • -- Western Union,
  • 00:24:52.276 --> 00:24:54.445
  • - "The horse is here to stay,
  • 00:24:56.714 --> 00:24:57.982
  • but the automobile is only
  • 00:24:57.982 --> 00:24:59.884
  • a novelty, a fad."
  • 00:24:59.884 --> 00:25:00.384
  • -- President of
  • 00:25:00.384 --> 00:25:01.585
  • the Michigan Savings Bank
  • 00:25:01.585 --> 00:25:03.621
  • - "Television won't last
  • 00:25:07.391 --> 00:25:08.359
  • because people will soon
  • 00:25:08.359 --> 00:25:09.593
  • get tired of staring
  • 00:25:09.593 --> 00:25:11.428
  • at a plywood box every night."
  • 00:25:11.428 --> 00:25:12.930
  • -- Darryl Zanuck, movie producer
  • 00:25:12.930 --> 00:25:14.798
  • - -- my whole, entire family;
  • 00:25:16.033 --> 00:25:16.934
  • - "There's no reason
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  • for any individual
  • 00:25:19.770 --> 00:25:21.672
  • to have a computer in his home."
  • 00:25:21.672 --> 00:25:22.640
  • -- World Future Society
  • 00:25:22.640 --> 00:25:24.708
  • - Throughout the years,
  • 00:25:27.211 --> 00:25:27.912
  • people have made
  • 00:25:27.912 --> 00:25:29.113
  • some pretty inaccurate
  • 00:25:29.113 --> 00:25:31.148
  • assumptions.
  • 00:25:31.148 --> 00:25:32.283
  • Technologies that were only
  • 00:25:32.283 --> 00:25:34.351
  • supposed to be an expensive fad
  • 00:25:34.351 --> 00:25:37.821
  • have shaped an entire society.
  • 00:25:37.821 --> 00:25:38.822
  • It is our main form
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  • of communication,
  • 00:25:40.925 --> 00:25:41.358
  • of connecting
  • 00:25:41.358 --> 00:25:44.061
  • with like-minded people,
  • 00:25:44.061 --> 00:25:46.063
  • of bettering ourselves,
  • 00:25:46.063 --> 00:25:49.633
  • of bettering our communities,
  • 00:25:49.633 --> 00:25:50.634
  • it connects us in ways
  • 00:25:50.634 --> 00:25:52.636
  • - Hey, daddy,
  • 00:25:54.972 --> 00:25:56.774
  • - Hey, daddy,
  • 00:25:59.209 --> 00:26:00.778
  • - Hey, Mom,
  • 00:26:01.779 --> 00:26:03.847
  • [gasping]
  • 00:26:05.683 --> 00:26:06.183
  • - We aren't just limited
  • 00:26:07.618 --> 00:26:08.886
  • - -- take their first ride
  • 00:26:10.554 --> 00:26:11.622
  • - -- take their first rideinto space.
  • 00:26:11.622 --> 00:26:12.890
  • into space.Aerodynamic structure,
  • 00:26:12.890 --> 00:26:13.591
  • - Industries thrive
  • 00:26:16.493 --> 00:26:17.227
  • on the ability
  • 00:26:17.227 --> 00:26:18.729
  • to utilize technology
  • 00:26:18.729 --> 00:26:19.697
  • - ♪ Oh, there's nothing ♪
  • 00:26:31.175 --> 00:26:33.277
  • - ♪ Oh, there's nothing ♪♪ Better than You ♪
  • 00:26:33.277 --> 00:26:35.980
  • ♪ Better than You ♪♪ There's nothing ♪
  • 00:26:35.980 --> 00:26:37.915
  • ♪ There's nothing ♪♪ Better than You ♪
  • 00:26:37.915 --> 00:26:41.318
  • ♪ Better than You ♪♪ Lord, there's nothing ♪
  • 00:26:41.318 --> 00:26:42.519
  • ♪ Lord, there's nothing ♪♪ Nothing is ♪
  • 00:26:42.519 --> 00:26:45.055
  • ♪ Oh, yes, I know ♪
  • 00:26:48.826 --> 00:26:51.195
  • ♪ Oh, yes, I know ♪♪ It's true ♪
  • 00:26:51.195 --> 00:26:52.696
  • - ♪ I'm not afraid ♪
  • 00:26:57.835 --> 00:26:58.936
  • - ♪ I'm not afraid ♪♪ To show You ♪
  • 00:26:58.936 --> 00:27:02.740
  • ♪ To show You ♪♪ My weakness ♪
  • 00:27:02.740 --> 00:27:05.509
  • ♪ My weakness ♪♪ My failures and flaws ♪
  • 00:27:05.509 --> 00:27:07.711
  • ♪ My failures and flaws ♪♪ Lord, You've seen them all ♪
  • 00:27:07.711 --> 00:27:11.482
  • ♪ 'Cause the God ♪
  • 00:27:13.784 --> 00:27:18.155
  • ♪ 'Cause the God ♪♪ Of the mountain ♪
  • 00:27:18.155 --> 00:27:19.023
  • ♪ Of the mountain ♪♪ Is the God ♪
  • 00:27:19.023 --> 00:27:23.661
  • ♪ Is the God ♪♪ Of the valley ♪
  • 00:27:23.661 --> 00:27:25.796
  • ♪ Of the valley ♪♪ There's not a place ♪
  • 00:27:25.796 --> 00:27:28.332
  • ♪ There's not a place ♪♪ Your mercy and grace ♪
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