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A Formula For Courage

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September 6, 2020
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In Touch is the teaching ministry of Dr. Charles Stanley.

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A Formula For Courage

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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: I'm at
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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: I'm atIn Touch Ministries today
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  • In Touch Ministries todaystanding in the offices that
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  • standing in the offices thatwere bustling with activity just
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  • were bustling with activity justa few months ago.
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  • a few months ago.As employees work from home,
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  • As employees work from home,we've had to come up with
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  • we've had to come up withnew ways of sharing the gospel
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  • new ways of sharing the gospeland we're so grateful for all
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  • and we're so grateful for allthe doors God is opening.
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  • the doors God is opening.That's what our heavenly Father
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  • That's what our heavenly Fatherdoes, he takes circumstances
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  • does, he takes circumstancesthat are challenging and makes
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  • that are challenging and makessomething new from them.
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  • something new from them.We're all facing unknowns right
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  • We're all facing unknowns rightnow and this message will give
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  • now and this message will giveyou courage during these times.
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  • - Dr. Stanley: Four decades
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  • - Dr. Stanley: Four decadesago, we started In Touch
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  • ago, we started In TouchMinistries to lead people
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  • Ministries to lead peopleworldwide into a growing
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  • worldwide into a growingrelationship with Jesus Christ.
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  • relationship with Jesus Christ.Throughout the years, we've seen
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  • Throughout the years, we've seenGod's greatness, his love, and
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  • God's greatness, his love, andhis blessings in such awesome
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  • his blessings in such awesomeways that we just want everyone
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  • ways that we just want everyoneto know him.
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  • to know him.So, let's open God's
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  • - male announcer: Next on
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  • - male announcer: Next on"In Touch," "A Formula
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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: I want
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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: I wantto begin my message today by
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  • to begin my message today byan incident that happened in
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  • an incident that happened inmy life many years ago.
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  • my life many years ago.And it turned out to be a
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  • And it turned out to be amessage that absolutely has
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  • message that absolutely hasinfluenced me, impacted me,
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  • influenced me, impacted me,encouraged me, helped me; and I
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  • encouraged me, helped me; and Icertainly hope this message will
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  • certainly hope this message willdo the same for you.
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  • do the same for you.I was going to preach my first
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  • I was going to preach my firstsermon that evening, and my
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  • sermon that evening, and mymother knew that I was a little
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  • mother knew that I was a littleuptight about it.
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  • uptight about it.And so, I walked into my bedroom
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  • And so, I walked into my bedroomand there she was with an open
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  • and there she was with an openBible.
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  • Bible.And so she and I began to talk
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  • And so she and I began to talkand she of course told me she
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  • and she of course told me shewas going to be praying for me.
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  • was going to be praying for me.And then she said I want to give
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  • And then she said I want to giveyou a verse of Scripture that
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  • you a verse of Scripture thatGod has given me to tell you.
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  • And so she showed me Joshua one,
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  • And so she showed me Joshua one,nine:
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  • "Have I not commanded you?
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  • "Have I not commanded you?Be strong and of a good courage.
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  • Be strong and of a good courage.Fear not, neither be thou
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  • Fear not, neither be thoudismayed; for the Lord thy God
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  • dismayed; for the Lord thy Godis with thee whithersoever
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  • is with thee whithersoeverthou goest."
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  • thou goest."So I remember tucking that in my
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  • So I remember tucking that in mypocket because she had written
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  • pocket because she had writtenit on a little piece of paper,
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  • it on a little piece of paper,and on my way to the church
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  • and on my way to the churchwhich was about a block or so
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  • which was about a block or sofrom my house.
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  • from my house.When I came to the corner where
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  • When I came to the corner wherethe church was located, I pulled
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  • the church was located, I pulledout that little slip and read it
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  • out that little slip and read itagain.
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  • again.I asked the Lord to please let
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  • I asked the Lord to please letme memorize that verse.
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  • me memorize that verse.And so, I look back over the
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  • And so, I look back over theyears and I can tell you this.
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  • years and I can tell you this.That verse of Scripture has been
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  • That verse of Scripture has beenlike an anchor in my life.
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  • like an anchor in my life.Many times I have faced many
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  • Many times I have faced manydifficulties.
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  • difficulties.Sixty years in the ministry, and
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  • Sixty years in the ministry, andyet, that verse is just as true
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  • yet, that verse is just as truetoday as it was when she gave it
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  • today as it was when she gave itto me then.
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  • to me then.So I ask you, do you have an
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  • So I ask you, do you have ananchor verse in your life?
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  • anchor verse in your life?Is there something in your life
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  • Is there something in your lifein the Bible that you keep going
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  • in the Bible that you keep goingback to when you find yourself
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  • back to when you find yourselfin difficulty and trouble?
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  • in difficulty and trouble?Well, let me ask you this
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  • Well, let me ask you thisas a parent.
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  • as a parent.Have you ever sat down with your
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  • Have you ever sat down with yourchildren and said to them,
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  • children and said to them,I want to give you a passage of
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  • I want to give you a passage ofScripture or a verse of
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  • Scripture or a verse ofScripture that when you get in
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  • Scripture that when you get introuble, or when you see trouble
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  • trouble, or when you see troublecoming, or when you're tempted,
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  • coming, or when you're tempted,when you're tried, when things
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  • when you're tried, when thingslook tough, that you can always
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  • look tough, that you can alwaysgo back to this particular
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  • go back to this particularpassage of Scripture.
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  • passage of Scripture.I do believe that my mother set
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  • I do believe that my mother setme on the right path.
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  • me on the right path.She anchored me to the truth of
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  • She anchored me to the truth ofthe Word of God, never realizing
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  • the Word of God, never realizinghow many difficulties and
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  • how many difficulties andhardships and problems I would
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  • hardships and problems I wouldface as a pastor.
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  • face as a pastor.But I can tell you for sixty
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  • But I can tell you for sixtyyears, that verse of
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  • years, that verse ofScripture--Joshua one, nine--has
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  • Scripture--Joshua one, nine--hasbeen like an anchor to my soul.
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  • been like an anchor to my soul.Times when I didn't know what to
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  • Times when I didn't know what todo next; times when I felt
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  • do next; times when I feltpersecution; times when I felt
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  • persecution; times when I feltso uneasy about things--Joshua
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  • so uneasy about things--Joshuaone, nine was like an anchor
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  • one, nine was like an anchorto my soul.
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  • to my soul.Now I think about parents today.
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  • Now I think about parents today.Do you know what your children
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  • Do you know what your childrenare facing?
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  • are facing?Whether they're in the first
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  • Whether they're in the firstgrade or the twelfth grade or in
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  • grade or the twelfth grade or incollege; they're facing things
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  • college; they're facing thingsthat you and I never faced.
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  • that you and I never faced.Have you taken the time to sit
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  • Have you taken the time to sitdown with them and say, I want
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  • down with them and say, I wantto give you a passage of
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  • to give you a passage ofScripture.
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  • Scripture.I want to share with you
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  • I want to share with yousomething that God has done
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  • something that God has donein my life.
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  • in my life.I want to help you to understand
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  • I want to help you to understandhow to work through the
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  • how to work through thedifficulties and hardships you
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  • difficulties and hardships youface as a teenager, as a college
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  • face as a teenager, as a collegestudent; and then into
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  • student; and then intoadulthood.
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  • adulthood.Or have you been so busy as a
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  • Or have you been so busy as aparent thinking, "Well, my son
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  • parent thinking, "Well, my sonor my daughter, they go
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  • or my daughter, they goto church.
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  • to church.They hear the gospel.
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  • They hear the gospel.They don't need to be preached
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  • They don't need to be preachedto by me."
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  • to by me."I'm not talking about preaching
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  • I'm not talking about preachingto them, I'm talking about being
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  • to them, I'm talking about beinga father or being a mother.
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  • a father or being a mother.It doesn't make any difference
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  • It doesn't make any differencewhich one.
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  • which one.And I know in many homes, there
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  • And I know in many homes, thereis no father, but you see,
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  • my mother could have said that,
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  • my mother could have said that,the same thing.
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  • the same thing.She could have said, "Well,
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  • She could have said, "Well,after all, I've never even
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  • after all, I've never evenfinished high school; and here
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  • finished high school; and herehe is going to preach the gospel
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  • he is going to preach the gospeland he'll be in college and
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  • and he'll be in college andseminary."
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  • seminary."My mother didn't think about
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  • My mother didn't think aboutall of that.
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  • all of that.She thought about one thing.
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  • She thought about one thing.I was going to preach my first
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  • I was going to preach my firstsermon.
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  • sermon.She knew that I was a little
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  • She knew that I was a littlefrightened and she had one
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  • frightened and she had onegoal: help me to realize that
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  • goal: help me to realize thatGod would be with me as
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  • God would be with me asI preached that message.
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  • I preached that message.When I walked away that night, I
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  • When I walked away that night, Iwalked away knowing in my heart
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  • walked away knowing in my heartthat I had done my best; that
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  • that I had done my best; thatI wasn't afraid; that God had
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  • I wasn't afraid; that God hadgiven me unusual courage.
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  • given me unusual courage.And so, I think today, do you
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  • And so, I think today, do youtake the time, or will you take
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  • take the time, or will you takethe time--especially in these
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  • the time--especially in thesedays when you parents have more
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  • days when you parents have moretime with your children?
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  • time with your children?You don't have any excuse in the
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  • You don't have any excuse in theworld for not taking time with
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  • world for not taking time withyour children; whether it's
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  • your children; whether it'sgiving them one verse or giving
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  • giving them one verse or givingthem some experience that
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  • them some experience thatyou're had.
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  • you're had.And I want to say this.
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  • And I want to say this.More important than the
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  • More important than theexperiences you've had is the
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  • experiences you've had is theWord of God that has spoken
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  • Word of God that has spokento your heart.
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  • to your heart.That's travelled with you
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  • That's travelled with youthrough difficulty, hardship,
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  • through difficulty, hardship,and pain.
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  • and pain.So, I want to emphasize that to
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  • So, I want to emphasize that toyou because it's like an anchor
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  • you because it's like an anchorto your children.
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  • to your children.Don't send your children into a
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  • Don't send your children into astorm without giving them an
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  • storm without giving them ananchor from the Word of the
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  • anchor from the Word of theLiving God.
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  • Living God.But I think this passage of
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  • But I think this passage ofScripture is so important,
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  • Scripture is so important,I want to begin reading.
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  • "God spoke to him and said to
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  • "God spoke to him and said toJoshua, 'No man will be able
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  • Joshua, 'No man will be ableto stand before you all the
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  • to stand before you all thedays of your life.'"
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  • days of your life.'"Can you imagine what that meant
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  • to him?
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  • to him?"Just as I've been with Moses,
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  • "Just as I've been with Moses,I will be with you.
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  • I will be with you.I will not fail you nor forsake
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  • I will not fail you nor forsakeyou."
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  • you."Listen, "Be strong and
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  • Listen, "Be strong andcourageous, for you shall give
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  • courageous, for you shall givethis people possession of the
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  • land which I swore to their
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  • land which I swore to theirfathers to give them.
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  • fathers to give them.Only be strong and very
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  • Only be strong and verycourageous."
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  • courageous."Because He knew that he was
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  • Because He knew that he wasgoing to be facing difficult
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  • going to be facing difficulttimes.
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  • times.And you and I can say the same
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  • And you and I can say the samething to our children.
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  • thing to our children.Be strong and very courageous.
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  • "Only be strong and
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  • very courageous; be careful
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  • to do according to all the law
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  • which Moses, My servant
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  • commanded you; do not turn from
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  • it to the right or to the left,
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  • so that you may have success
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  • wherever you go."
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  • "This book of the law shall not
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  • depart from your mouth, but you
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  • shall meditate on it."
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  • Think about it, pray over it,
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  • read it again and again
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  • and again.
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  • "Meditate upon it day and night,
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  • so that you may be careful to do
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  • so that you may be careful to doaccording to all that is written
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  • according to all that is writtenin it; then you'll make your way
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  • in it; then you'll make your wayprosperous; then you'll have
  • 00:08:05.067 --> 00:08:05.968
  • prosperous; then you'll havesuccess."
  • 00:08:05.968 --> 00:08:07.470
  • success."Look at that promise.
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  • Look at that promise.When you sink the Word of God
  • 00:08:09.138 --> 00:08:11.140
  • When you sink the Word of Godinto your heart, when it becomes
  • 00:08:11.140 --> 00:08:13.142
  • into your heart, when it becomesa way of living with you,
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  • what does he say?
  • 00:08:14.744 --> 00:08:16.112
  • what does he say?Make your way prosperous and
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  • Make your way prosperous andthen you'll have success.
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  • then you'll have success.You can go to school after
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  • You can go to school afterschool after school with degree
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  • school after school with degreeafter degree after degree that
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  • after degree after degree thatwill not match the impact of
  • 00:08:26.122 --> 00:08:27.823
  • will not match the impact ofthose words.
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  • those words.Then you'll make your way
  • 00:08:29.892 --> 00:08:31.894
  • Then you'll make your wayprosperous; then you will have
  • 00:08:31.894 --> 00:08:33.129
  • prosperous; then you will havesuccess.
  • 00:08:33.129 --> 00:08:34.463
  • success.And then he comes up with this
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  • And then he comes up with thislife-changing verse: "Have I not
  • 00:08:38.067 --> 00:08:40.836
  • life-changing verse: "Have I notcommanded you, be strong and
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  • courageous; do not tremble or be
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  • courageous; do not tremble or bedismayed; for the Lord your God
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  • dismayed; for the Lord your Godis with you wherever you go."
  • 00:08:48.911 --> 00:08:50.479
  • is with you wherever you go."That verse of Scripture has
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  • That verse of Scripture hasanchored me.
  • 00:08:52.448 --> 00:08:53.950
  • anchored me.It will anchor you.
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  • It will anchor you.It will anchor your children and
  • 00:08:55.551 --> 00:08:56.285
  • It will anchor your children andI plead with you in
  • 00:08:56.285 --> 00:08:57.286
  • I plead with you inJesus's name.
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  • Jesus's name.Do not send your children
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  • Do not send your childreninto this warring, wicked,
  • 00:09:03.025 --> 00:09:05.361
  • into this warring, wicked,violent society without
  • 00:09:05.361 --> 00:09:08.064
  • violent society withoutanchoring them to a verse or a
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  • chapter--whatever it might be,
  • 00:09:10.600 --> 00:09:12.468
  • chapter--whatever it might be,in the Word of God.
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  • in the Word of God.So, I think about all of this
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  • So, I think about all of thisand then think about how God
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  • and then think about how Godused that verse of Scripture in
  • 00:09:18.608 --> 00:09:20.576
  • used that verse of Scripture inmy life, with my mom in future
  • 00:09:20.576 --> 00:09:21.711
  • my life, with my mom in futuredays.
  • 00:09:21.711 --> 00:09:23.713
  • days.And so, I want to title this
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  • message "A Formula for Courage."
  • 00:09:27.316 --> 00:09:29.118
  • message "A Formula for Courage."Now, there are all kind of
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  • Now, there are all kind ofbooks written on courage,
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  • books written on courage,I'm sure.
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  • I'm sure.But this one verse of Scripture
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  • But this one verse of Scriptureis more powerful than all the
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  • is more powerful than all theother things you're going
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  • other things you're goingto read.
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  • to read.I think it's that important.
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  • I think it's that important.Because look, it's sort of short
  • 00:09:42.932 --> 00:09:44.834
  • Because look, it's sort of shortso that you can memorize
  • 00:09:44.834 --> 00:09:45.968
  • so that you can memorizeit easy.
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  • it easy."Have I not commanded you to be
  • 00:09:47.303 --> 00:09:48.537
  • "Have I not commanded you to bestrong and of a good courage?
  • 00:09:48.537 --> 00:09:50.339
  • strong and of a good courage?Fear not, neither be thou
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  • Fear not, neither be thoudismayed for the Lord thy God is
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  • dismayed for the Lord thy God iswith thee whithersoever
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  • with thee whithersoeverthou goest."
  • 00:09:53.809 --> 00:09:54.677
  • thou goest."That's it.
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  • That's it.That's straight from God.
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  • So, when I look at all of these
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  • So, when I look at all of theseverses and see what God did in
  • 00:10:00.483 --> 00:10:03.119
  • verses and see what God did inthe lives of His people.
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  • I come to an incident that
  • 00:10:09.258 --> 00:10:11.260
  • I come to an incident thathappened in my own life.
  • 00:10:11.260 --> 00:10:13.229
  • happened in my own life.And you'll recall with Joshua
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  • And you'll recall with Joshuathat soon after these things
  • 00:10:15.698 --> 00:10:19.869
  • that soon after these thingstook place, God called him to
  • 00:10:19.869 --> 00:10:23.639
  • took place, God called him totake down the walls of Jericho.
  • 00:10:23.639 --> 00:10:25.241
  • take down the walls of Jericho.Now remember, he had all the
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  • Now remember, he had all theheritage of Moses, but now Moses
  • 00:10:28.077 --> 00:10:29.512
  • heritage of Moses, but now Mosesis dead.
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  • is dead.It's just Joshua and his tribes
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  • It's just Joshua and his tribesand Almighty God.
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  • And so God has told him that He
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  • And so God has told him that Hewanted to give them Jericho.
  • 00:10:41.123 --> 00:10:43.559
  • wanted to give them Jericho.And so what did he do?
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  • And so what did he do?He said, Now here's the formula.
  • 00:10:46.362 --> 00:10:48.264
  • He said, Now here's the formula.Trust Me.
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  • Trust Me.You're going to march your
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  • You're going to march yourtroops around the walls of
  • 00:10:51.400 --> 00:10:54.837
  • troops around the walls ofJericho six times, once a day.
  • 00:10:54.837 --> 00:10:56.639
  • Jericho six times, once a day.On the seventh day, you're going
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  • On the seventh day, you're goingto march around it seven times.
  • 00:10:59.108 --> 00:11:00.810
  • to march around it seven times.You're going to blow those
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  • You're going to blow thosetrumpets and then you're going
  • 00:11:02.912 --> 00:11:04.914
  • trumpets and then you're goingto run like mad.
  • 00:11:04.914 --> 00:11:05.715
  • to run like mad.Now it doesn't say that, but
  • 00:11:05.715 --> 00:11:07.550
  • Now it doesn't say that, butwhat it says is, "Those walls
  • 00:11:07.550 --> 00:11:08.918
  • what it says is, "Those wallsare coming down.
  • 00:11:08.918 --> 00:11:09.952
  • are coming down.You don't have to fight
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  • You don't have to fightto get in.
  • 00:11:11.287 --> 00:11:13.089
  • to get in.The walls are coming down."
  • 00:11:13.089 --> 00:11:14.390
  • The walls are coming down."And so what happened?
  • 00:11:14.390 --> 00:11:15.658
  • And so what happened?That's exactly what happened.
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  • That's exactly what happened.God began His ministry in the
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  • God began His ministry in thelife of Joshua with an awesome
  • 00:11:21.363 --> 00:11:22.898
  • life of Joshua with an awesomemiracle.
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  • miracle.You say, "Well now, God doesn't
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  • You say, "Well now, God doesn'toperate that way today, and so,
  • 00:11:25.501 --> 00:11:27.169
  • operate that way today, and so,tell me something more
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  • tell me something morerealistic."
  • 00:11:28.304 --> 00:11:30.673
  • realistic."Alright, I will.
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  • Alright, I will.There was a time in our church
  • 00:11:32.608 --> 00:11:34.810
  • There was a time in our churchwhen we were downtown and we
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  • when we were downtown and wewere buying up property behind
  • 00:11:36.145 --> 00:11:38.147
  • were buying up property behindour church.
  • 00:11:38.147 --> 00:11:39.515
  • our church.In that one block, we owned all
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  • In that one block, we owned allthe property for a couple of
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  • the property for a couple ofblocks or so around.
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  • blocks or so around.And then, on this one this
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  • And then, on this one thisman--his name's Mr. Cuba,
  • 00:11:47.423 --> 00:11:48.724
  • man--his name's Mr. Cuba,fine gentleman.
  • 00:11:48.724 --> 00:11:51.460
  • fine gentleman.He wouldn't sell his property.
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  • He wouldn't sell his property.I went to him twice; asked him
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  • I went to him twice; asked himif he would sell, and I told
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  • if he would sell, and I toldhim, I said, "Mr. Cuba, you're a
  • 00:11:56.732 --> 00:11:58.267
  • him, I said, "Mr. Cuba, you're afine man and we, we just want to
  • 00:11:58.267 --> 00:12:00.469
  • fine man and we, we just want todo God's work."
  • 00:12:00.469 --> 00:12:02.538
  • do God's work."No, not going to sell.
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  • No, not going to sell.So, one day, I don't know how
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  • So, one day, I don't know howlong it was after that, but we
  • 00:12:06.342 --> 00:12:08.577
  • long it was after that, but wehad a normal prayer meeting on
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  • Tuesday morning.
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  • Tuesday morning.And so we were all praying down
  • 00:12:12.348 --> 00:12:14.083
  • And so we were all praying downon our knees and for some reason
  • 00:12:14.083 --> 00:12:16.652
  • on our knees and for some reasonI stood up a little bit and I
  • 00:12:16.652 --> 00:12:18.654
  • I stood up a little bit and Ilooked out the window and you
  • 00:12:18.654 --> 00:12:21.157
  • looked out the window and youcould see Mr. Cuba's property.
  • 00:12:21.157 --> 00:12:23.392
  • could see Mr. Cuba's property.And I thought, Lord, we've
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  • And I thought, Lord, we'veprayed and prayed and prayed and
  • 00:12:25.194 --> 00:12:27.263
  • prayed and prayed and prayed andnothing's happening.
  • 00:12:27.263 --> 00:12:28.764
  • nothing's happening.And I've led these people to
  • 00:12:28.764 --> 00:12:30.266
  • And I've led these people topray, believe You're going to
  • 00:12:30.266 --> 00:12:31.433
  • pray, believe You're going toanswer our prayers, Lord,
  • 00:12:31.433 --> 00:12:34.036
  • answer our prayers, Lord,why--what's going on?
  • 00:12:34.036 --> 00:12:35.404
  • why--what's going on?I knelt back down and God said
  • 00:12:35.404 --> 00:12:39.408
  • I knelt back down and God saidto me, "What did God tell Joshua
  • 00:12:39.408 --> 00:12:41.544
  • to me, "What did God tell Joshuato do?"
  • 00:12:41.544 --> 00:12:43.512
  • to do?"I thought, "Well Lord, they're
  • 00:12:43.512 --> 00:12:45.614
  • I thought, "Well Lord, they'regoing to think I'm just out
  • 00:12:45.614 --> 00:12:46.782
  • of my mind."
  • 00:12:46.782 --> 00:12:48.517
  • of my mind."He said, "No, march."
  • 00:12:48.517 --> 00:12:49.718
  • He said, "No, march."So when we got through praying
  • 00:12:49.718 --> 00:12:50.820
  • So when we got through prayingand I said to these
  • 00:12:50.820 --> 00:12:52.655
  • and I said to thesefellows--twelve men--I said,
  • 00:12:52.655 --> 00:12:54.557
  • fellows--twelve men--I said,"We're going to do what God told
  • 00:12:54.557 --> 00:12:56.492
  • "We're going to do what God toldJoshua to do.
  • 00:12:56.492 --> 00:12:57.626
  • Joshua to do.We're going to march around
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  • We're going to march aroundthese walls, this particular
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  • these walls, this particularblock, this particular area.
  • 00:13:03.799 --> 00:13:05.367
  • block, this particular area.We're going to march around it
  • 00:13:05.367 --> 00:13:08.370
  • We're going to march around ituntil God tells us he's going
  • 00:13:08.370 --> 00:13:09.572
  • until God tells us he's goingto sell."
  • 00:13:09.572 --> 00:13:10.773
  • to sell."Well, I could see them sort of
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  • Well, I could see them sort ofsnickering at each other.
  • 00:13:12.274 --> 00:13:13.943
  • snickering at each other.I said, Okay, but we're going to
  • 00:13:13.943 --> 00:13:14.977
  • I said, Okay, but we're going tomarch whether you like it
  • 00:13:14.977 --> 00:13:15.878
  • march whether you like itor not.
  • 00:13:15.878 --> 00:13:17.079
  • or not.And we're going to march and
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  • And we're going to march andpray and we're not going to
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  • pray and we're not going tospeak a single word.
  • 00:13:19.748 --> 00:13:21.116
  • speak a single word.We're going to march in silence,
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  • We're going to march in silence,all twelve of us, heat and cold,
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  • all twelve of us, heat and cold,whatever it might be, until God
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  • whatever it might be, until Godtells me that's enough.
  • 00:13:27.890 --> 00:13:30.860
  • tells me that's enough.And so, we waited till the next
  • 00:13:30.860 --> 00:13:32.862
  • And so, we waited till the nexttime we came to pray.
  • 00:13:32.862 --> 00:13:34.730
  • time we came to pray.Instead of praying a long time,
  • 00:13:34.730 --> 00:13:36.298
  • Instead of praying a long time,we prayed a few minutes and then
  • 00:13:36.298 --> 00:13:37.499
  • we prayed a few minutes and thenwe started marching.
  • 00:13:37.499 --> 00:13:38.934
  • we started marching.We walked all around that block
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  • We walked all around that blockand, every once in a while
  • 00:13:40.736 --> 00:13:41.937
  • and, every once in a whilesomebody would say to us.
  • 00:13:41.937 --> 00:13:43.439
  • somebody would say to us.And I told them, "Don't tell
  • 00:13:43.439 --> 00:13:44.874
  • And I told them, "Don't tellanybody what's going on."
  • 00:13:44.874 --> 00:13:47.142
  • anybody what's going on."Walk around the block and people
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  • Walk around the block and peoplewould say, "What are y'all
  • 00:13:48.878 --> 00:13:50.079
  • would say, "What are y'alldoing?"
  • 00:13:50.079 --> 00:13:51.413
  • doing?"We'd just nod.
  • 00:13:51.413 --> 00:13:52.882
  • We'd just nod.And I remember a few times it
  • 00:13:52.882 --> 00:13:55.117
  • And I remember a few times itwas very, very cold.
  • 00:13:55.117 --> 00:13:56.719
  • was very, very cold.I'm sure they were getting a
  • 00:13:56.719 --> 00:14:00.856
  • I'm sure they were getting alittle restless, and so I said,
  • 00:14:00.856 --> 00:14:03.125
  • little restless, and so I said,"Well, Lord, we've done what You
  • 00:14:03.125 --> 00:14:05.060
  • "Well, Lord, we've done what Youtold us to do."
  • 00:14:05.060 --> 00:14:06.462
  • told us to do."I got a telephone call.
  • 00:14:06.462 --> 00:14:09.098
  • I got a telephone call.It was Mr. Cuba.
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  • It was Mr. Cuba.Mr. Cuba said, "Dr. Stanley, are
  • 00:14:12.001 --> 00:14:13.135
  • Mr. Cuba said, "Dr. Stanley, arey'all still interested in this
  • 00:14:13.135 --> 00:14:14.470
  • y'all still interested in thispiece of property?"
  • 00:14:14.470 --> 00:14:15.404
  • piece of property?"[laughing]
  • 00:14:15.404 --> 00:14:16.972
  • [laughing]I said, "Well, maybe,
  • 00:14:16.972 --> 00:14:18.674
  • I said, "Well, maybe,what have you got in mind?"
  • 00:14:18.674 --> 00:14:20.910
  • what have you got in mind?"He gave us a price that was very
  • 00:14:20.910 --> 00:14:23.145
  • He gave us a price that was veryfair and I said, "Yes, we'll
  • 00:14:23.145 --> 00:14:24.813
  • fair and I said, "Yes, we'lltake it."
  • 00:14:24.813 --> 00:14:26.181
  • take it."I'm telling you that story to
  • 00:14:26.181 --> 00:14:27.950
  • I'm telling you that story tosimply say this:
  • 00:14:27.950 --> 00:14:30.019
  • simply say this:He's still in the miraculous
  • 00:14:30.019 --> 00:14:31.387
  • He's still in the miraculousbusiness.
  • 00:14:31.387 --> 00:14:33.022
  • business.God is still working in our
  • 00:14:33.022 --> 00:14:34.623
  • God is still working in ourbehalf.
  • 00:14:34.623 --> 00:14:36.358
  • behalf.And He'll work in your behalf.
  • 00:14:36.358 --> 00:14:37.626
  • And He'll work in your behalf.But listen carefully.
  • 00:14:37.626 --> 00:14:38.894
  • But listen carefully.You just can't come out of
  • 00:14:38.894 --> 00:14:40.529
  • You just can't come out ofnowhere and not even reading the
  • 00:14:40.529 --> 00:14:41.830
  • nowhere and not even reading theWord of God very often and God
  • 00:14:41.830 --> 00:14:43.832
  • Word of God very often and Goddo that in your life.
  • 00:14:43.832 --> 00:14:45.768
  • do that in your life.You need to establish a habit
  • 00:14:45.768 --> 00:14:46.936
  • You need to establish a habitin your life.
  • 00:14:46.936 --> 00:14:48.070
  • in your life.And that habit needs to be
  • 00:14:48.070 --> 00:14:49.772
  • And that habit needs to bereading the Word of God.
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  • reading the Word of God.That habit needs to be praying
  • 00:14:51.240 --> 00:14:52.508
  • That habit needs to be prayingand talking to God about your
  • 00:14:52.508 --> 00:14:53.642
  • and talking to God about yourneeds or whatever the situation
  • 00:14:53.642 --> 00:14:55.044
  • needs or whatever the situationis.
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  • is.Whenever there's a need in your
  • 00:14:56.545 --> 00:14:58.080
  • Whenever there's a need in yourfamily, what's the first
  • 00:14:58.080 --> 00:14:59.248
  • family, what's the firstresponse?
  • 00:14:59.248 --> 00:15:00.883
  • response?Will you want to call somebody?
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  • Will you want to call somebody?No.
  • 00:15:01.951 --> 00:15:03.252
  • No.The first response ought to be
  • 00:15:03.252 --> 00:15:04.987
  • The first response ought to beto your family, "Let's talk to
  • 00:15:04.987 --> 00:15:06.322
  • to your family, "Let's talk toGod about this.
  • 00:15:06.322 --> 00:15:07.456
  • God about this.Let's seek His will about it.
  • 00:15:07.456 --> 00:15:09.258
  • Let's seek His will about it.Let's get on our knees, cut the
  • 00:15:09.258 --> 00:15:11.060
  • Let's get on our knees, cut theTV off, and let's just talk to
  • 00:15:11.060 --> 00:15:13.162
  • TV off, and let's just talk toGod about what He knows our
  • 00:15:13.162 --> 00:15:14.596
  • God about what He knows ourfamily needs."
  • 00:15:14.596 --> 00:15:15.864
  • family needs."You know what you'll do?
  • 00:15:15.864 --> 00:15:18.467
  • You know what you'll do?You'll establish in your
  • 00:15:18.467 --> 00:15:22.104
  • You'll establish in yourchildren this awesome habit of
  • 00:15:22.104 --> 00:15:24.773
  • children this awesome habit ofcoming to God, talking to Him,
  • 00:15:24.773 --> 00:15:26.275
  • coming to God, talking to Him,listening to Him.
  • 00:15:26.275 --> 00:15:27.843
  • listening to Him.And what you're doing is you're
  • 00:15:27.843 --> 00:15:29.945
  • And what you're doing is you'reteaching them to trust God.
  • 00:15:29.945 --> 00:15:32.614
  • teaching them to trust God.Can you tell me a finer lesson
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  • Can you tell me a finer lessonto learn than to trust the Lord
  • 00:15:34.950 --> 00:15:36.452
  • to learn than to trust the LordGod?
  • 00:15:36.452 --> 00:15:37.920
  • God?To believe He will meet all of
  • 00:15:37.920 --> 00:15:39.221
  • To believe He will meet all ofour needs.
  • 00:15:39.221 --> 00:15:40.422
  • our needs.And that's exactly what will
  • 00:15:40.422 --> 00:15:42.524
  • And that's exactly what willhappen.
  • 00:15:42.524 --> 00:15:44.593
  • happen.So, listen to this verse.
  • 00:15:44.593 --> 00:15:46.695
  • "Trust in the Lord with all your
  • 00:15:46.695 --> 00:15:48.664
  • "Trust in the Lord with all yourheart; lean not to your own
  • 00:15:48.664 --> 00:15:50.099
  • heart; lean not to your ownunderstanding.
  • 00:15:50.099 --> 00:15:51.467
  • understanding.In all your ways acknowledge
  • 00:15:51.467 --> 00:15:54.870
  • In all your ways acknowledgeHim; He will direct your path."
  • 00:15:54.870 --> 00:15:56.005
  • Him; He will direct your path."And then when He directs your
  • 00:15:56.005 --> 00:15:58.674
  • And then when He directs yourpath, do exactly what He says.
  • 00:15:58.674 --> 00:16:00.309
  • You'll be amazed at what God
  • 00:16:00.309 --> 00:16:01.844
  • You'll be amazed at what Godis doing.
  • 00:16:01.844 --> 00:16:03.579
  • is doing.So, when I think about that and
  • 00:16:03.579 --> 00:16:05.280
  • So, when I think about that andthink about what's going on here
  • 00:16:05.280 --> 00:16:06.982
  • think about what's going on herein Joshua's life.
  • 00:16:06.982 --> 00:16:09.451
  • in Joshua's life.Because you see, when you get
  • 00:16:09.451 --> 00:16:11.720
  • Because you see, when you getinto the Word of God, here's
  • 00:16:11.720 --> 00:16:14.623
  • into the Word of God, here'swhat's going to happen.
  • 00:16:14.623 --> 00:16:16.158
  • what's going to happen.You're going to feel courageous
  • 00:16:16.158 --> 00:16:17.493
  • You're going to feel courageousand bold.
  • 00:16:17.493 --> 00:16:19.028
  • and bold.You're going to feel freer about
  • 00:16:19.028 --> 00:16:20.629
  • You're going to feel freer aboutcoming to God in prayer and
  • 00:16:20.629 --> 00:16:22.898
  • coming to God in prayer andasking God what you need to
  • 00:16:22.898 --> 00:16:24.099
  • asking God what you need toask Him.
  • 00:16:24.099 --> 00:16:26.935
  • ask Him.And so, you say, "Well, why do
  • 00:16:26.935 --> 00:16:28.303
  • And so, you say, "Well, why doI hesitate?"
  • 00:16:28.303 --> 00:16:31.006
  • I hesitate?"Well, you hesitate because you
  • 00:16:31.006 --> 00:16:32.674
  • Well, you hesitate because youdon't have the courage.
  • 00:16:32.674 --> 00:16:34.343
  • don't have the courage.The best way to build courage is
  • 00:16:34.343 --> 00:16:36.979
  • The best way to build courage isto read the Word of God, see
  • 00:16:36.979 --> 00:16:39.648
  • to read the Word of God, seewhat He says, do what He says
  • 00:16:39.648 --> 00:16:41.417
  • what He says, do what He saysand stand back and watch
  • 00:16:41.417 --> 00:16:42.918
  • and stand back and watchHim work.
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  • Him work.And here I am years later giving
  • 00:16:44.953 --> 00:16:48.123
  • And here I am years later givingtestimony of what He did in that
  • 00:16:48.123 --> 00:16:49.725
  • testimony of what He did in thatgiven incident.
  • 00:16:49.725 --> 00:16:51.460
  • given incident.And I can tell you many other
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  • And I can tell you many otherinstances of God answering
  • 00:16:53.262 --> 00:16:54.830
  • instances of God answeringprayer in the most miraculous
  • 00:16:54.830 --> 00:16:56.031
  • prayer in the most miraculousway.
  • 00:16:56.031 --> 00:16:58.233
  • way.So, when I think about that,
  • 00:16:58.233 --> 00:16:59.735
  • So, when I think about that,I think about somebody says,
  • 00:16:59.735 --> 00:17:01.103
  • I think about somebody says,"Well, there are going to be
  • 00:17:01.103 --> 00:17:02.237
  • "Well, there are going to bedisappointments in your life,
  • 00:17:02.237 --> 00:17:03.672
  • disappointments in your life,so what?"
  • 00:17:03.672 --> 00:17:05.040
  • so what?"When I think about this passage,
  • 00:17:05.040 --> 00:17:06.608
  • When I think about this passage,"Trust in the Lord with all your
  • 00:17:06.608 --> 00:17:08.777
  • "Trust in the Lord with all yourheart; lean not to your own
  • 00:17:08.777 --> 00:17:10.245
  • heart; lean not to your ownunderstanding; in all of your
  • 00:17:10.245 --> 00:17:11.480
  • understanding; in all of yourways acknowledge Him; He will
  • 00:17:11.480 --> 00:17:12.714
  • ways acknowledge Him; He willdirect your path."
  • 00:17:12.714 --> 00:17:14.716
  • direct your path."He'll show you where to go,
  • 00:17:14.716 --> 00:17:15.784
  • what to do.
  • 00:17:15.784 --> 00:17:17.219
  • what to do.And so listen to this.
  • 00:17:17.219 --> 00:17:19.888
  • And so listen to this.Our intimacy with God determines
  • 00:17:19.888 --> 00:17:21.256
  • Our intimacy with God determinesthe impact of our life
  • 00:17:21.256 --> 00:17:22.691
  • the impact of our lifeand ministry.
  • 00:17:22.691 --> 00:17:24.560
  • and ministry.Listen, listen to that.
  • 00:17:24.560 --> 00:17:26.628
  • Listen, listen to that.Our intimacy with Him.
  • 00:17:26.628 --> 00:17:28.497
  • Our intimacy with Him.That's the time we--that's the
  • 00:17:28.497 --> 00:17:30.365
  • That's the time we--that's thetime we spend praying; the time
  • 00:17:30.365 --> 00:17:32.067
  • time we spend praying; the timewe spend reading the Word of
  • 00:17:32.067 --> 00:17:33.902
  • we spend reading the Word ofGod; pouring out our heart;
  • 00:17:33.902 --> 00:17:36.105
  • God; pouring out our heart;telling Him how we're feeling;
  • 00:17:36.105 --> 00:17:37.940
  • telling Him how we're feeling;telling Him about our hurts;
  • 00:17:37.940 --> 00:17:39.641
  • telling Him about our hurts;confessing our sins;
  • 00:17:39.641 --> 00:17:41.210
  • confessing our sins;acknowledging we need Him
  • 00:17:41.210 --> 00:17:42.945
  • acknowledging we need Himdesperately.
  • 00:17:42.945 --> 00:17:44.346
  • desperately.And so what?
  • 00:17:44.346 --> 00:17:46.682
  • And so what?Our intimacy with Him determines
  • 00:17:46.682 --> 00:17:48.984
  • Our intimacy with Him determinesthe impact of our ministry.
  • 00:17:48.984 --> 00:17:50.352
  • the impact of our ministry.What's that intimacy?
  • 00:17:50.352 --> 00:17:52.955
  • What's that intimacy?Being quiet, being alone,
  • 00:17:52.955 --> 00:17:55.190
  • Being quiet, being alone,reading His Word, memorizing the
  • 00:17:55.190 --> 00:17:57.459
  • reading His Word, memorizing theScripture, sharing Him with
  • 00:17:57.459 --> 00:17:59.128
  • Scripture, sharing Him withother people, giving testimony
  • 00:17:59.128 --> 00:18:00.662
  • other people, giving testimonyof what God is doing in
  • 00:18:00.662 --> 00:18:01.964
  • of what God is doing inyour life.
  • 00:18:01.964 --> 00:18:03.866
  • your life.And a second one of those
  • 00:18:03.866 --> 00:18:05.901
  • And a second one of thoseprinciples, and that's
  • 00:18:05.901 --> 00:18:07.136
  • principles, and that'ssimply this:
  • 00:18:07.136 --> 00:18:08.570
  • simply this:God acts in behalf of those who
  • 00:18:08.570 --> 00:18:10.139
  • God acts in behalf of those whowait for Him.
  • 00:18:10.139 --> 00:18:12.808
  • wait for Him.And I can give you instance
  • 00:18:12.808 --> 00:18:14.977
  • And I can give you instanceafter instance of exactly how
  • 00:18:14.977 --> 00:18:16.879
  • after instance of exactly howGod has answered that.
  • 00:18:16.879 --> 00:18:18.247
  • God has answered that.He acts in our behalf.
  • 00:18:18.247 --> 00:18:19.214
  • He acts in our behalf.Think about this.
  • 00:18:19.214 --> 00:18:24.119
  • Think about this.He acted in behalf of Joshua
  • 00:18:24.119 --> 00:18:25.754
  • He acted in behalf of Joshuawhen it came to Jericho.
  • 00:18:25.754 --> 00:18:27.189
  • when it came to Jericho.And what did He do?
  • 00:18:27.189 --> 00:18:29.091
  • And what did He do?He leveled the walls and gave
  • 00:18:29.091 --> 00:18:30.759
  • He leveled the walls and gavethem victory.
  • 00:18:30.759 --> 00:18:32.027
  • them victory.You may not have that kind of a
  • 00:18:32.027 --> 00:18:33.328
  • You may not have that kind of asituation in your life, but one
  • 00:18:33.328 --> 00:18:35.797
  • situation in your life, but onething you can rest assured.
  • 00:18:35.797 --> 00:18:37.833
  • thing you can rest assured.God knows where you are.
  • 00:18:37.833 --> 00:18:39.568
  • God knows where you are.He knows what you need and He's
  • 00:18:39.568 --> 00:18:41.670
  • He knows what you need and He'smore than willing to meet that
  • 00:18:41.670 --> 00:18:43.672
  • more than willing to meet thatneed if you're willing to give
  • 00:18:43.672 --> 00:18:46.008
  • need if you're willing to giveHim time, let Him cleanse your
  • 00:18:46.008 --> 00:18:47.643
  • Him time, let Him cleanse yourheart, give you clear direction
  • 00:18:47.643 --> 00:18:49.144
  • heart, give you clear directionfor your life.
  • 00:18:49.144 --> 00:18:50.612
  • for your life.And you've heard me say this
  • 00:18:50.612 --> 00:18:51.780
  • And you've heard me say thisoften.
  • 00:18:51.780 --> 00:18:52.881
  • often.One of those principles that's
  • 00:18:52.881 --> 00:18:55.017
  • One of those principles that'sso important is fight your
  • 00:18:55.017 --> 00:18:57.052
  • so important is fight yourbattles on your knees; not with
  • 00:18:57.052 --> 00:18:58.754
  • battles on your knees; not withother people, whatever the
  • 00:18:58.754 --> 00:19:00.722
  • other people, whatever thesituation may be.
  • 00:19:00.722 --> 00:19:02.124
  • situation may be.Fight your battles on your
  • 00:19:02.124 --> 00:19:03.425
  • Fight your battles on yourknees.
  • 00:19:03.425 --> 00:19:04.359
  • knees.That is, when something comes
  • 00:19:04.359 --> 00:19:05.327
  • That is, when something comesup, it may be a need in
  • 00:19:05.327 --> 00:19:06.728
  • up, it may be a need inyour life.
  • 00:19:06.728 --> 00:19:07.663
  • your life.It may be a need in your
  • 00:19:07.663 --> 00:19:09.364
  • It may be a need in yourchildren's life or husband
  • 00:19:09.364 --> 00:19:10.465
  • children's life or husbandor wife.
  • 00:19:10.465 --> 00:19:11.633
  • or wife.It may be some difficulty you
  • 00:19:11.633 --> 00:19:13.368
  • It may be some difficulty youhave financially.
  • 00:19:13.368 --> 00:19:14.803
  • have financially.Where do you go first?
  • 00:19:14.803 --> 00:19:16.271
  • Where do you go first?Fight your battles on your
  • 00:19:16.271 --> 00:19:17.372
  • Fight your battles on yourknees.
  • 00:19:17.372 --> 00:19:20.142
  • knees.That means your primary recourse
  • 00:19:20.142 --> 00:19:22.444
  • That means your primary recourseis prayer.
  • 00:19:22.444 --> 00:19:24.213
  • is prayer.Being alone with God, in the
  • 00:19:24.213 --> 00:19:25.948
  • Being alone with God, in theWord of God, asking for
  • 00:19:25.948 --> 00:19:28.217
  • Word of God, asking fordirection and guidance and help.
  • 00:19:28.217 --> 00:19:29.151
  • direction and guidance and help.What will He do?
  • 00:19:29.151 --> 00:19:30.786
  • What will He do?Exactly what He says He'll do.
  • 00:19:30.786 --> 00:19:32.254
  • Exactly what He says He'll do.So watch this.
  • 00:19:32.254 --> 00:19:33.388
  • So watch this.Fight your battles on your
  • 00:19:33.388 --> 00:19:34.523
  • Fight your battles on yourknees--not with the devil,
  • 00:19:34.523 --> 00:19:35.724
  • knees--not with the devil,not with other people.
  • 00:19:35.724 --> 00:19:39.094
  • not with other people.That is, you go to God about
  • 00:19:39.094 --> 00:19:40.596
  • That is, you go to God aboutevery single thing you face
  • 00:19:40.596 --> 00:19:43.165
  • every single thing you facein life and let Him settle it.
  • 00:19:43.165 --> 00:19:44.766
  • in life and let Him settle it.And sometimes you're going to be
  • 00:19:44.766 --> 00:19:48.103
  • And sometimes you're going to begrossly mistreated.
  • 00:19:48.103 --> 00:19:49.738
  • grossly mistreated.Sometimes you will not
  • 00:19:49.738 --> 00:19:51.139
  • Sometimes you will notunderstand why God allows
  • 00:19:51.139 --> 00:19:52.407
  • understand why God allowscertain things to happen,
  • 00:19:52.407 --> 00:19:53.642
  • certain things to happen,but that's okay.
  • 00:19:53.642 --> 00:19:55.410
  • but that's okay.If you and I go to Him, we fight
  • 00:19:55.410 --> 00:19:57.379
  • If you and I go to Him, we fightour battles on our knees.
  • 00:19:57.379 --> 00:19:58.914
  • our battles on our knees.That is, sometimes we may hurt
  • 00:19:58.914 --> 00:20:01.950
  • That is, sometimes we may hurtand we may hurt badly.
  • 00:20:01.950 --> 00:20:03.852
  • and we may hurt badly.We may be disappointed, but one
  • 00:20:03.852 --> 00:20:06.088
  • We may be disappointed, but onething for certain--God will not
  • 00:20:06.088 --> 00:20:08.457
  • thing for certain--God will notdisappoint us.
  • 00:20:08.457 --> 00:20:09.691
  • disappoint us.We may be disappointed about
  • 00:20:09.691 --> 00:20:11.360
  • We may be disappointed aboutsomething, but our Heavenly
  • 00:20:11.360 --> 00:20:14.129
  • something, but our HeavenlyFather is always there and we're
  • 00:20:14.129 --> 00:20:15.697
  • Father is always there and we'reto remember: We fight our
  • 00:20:15.697 --> 00:20:17.132
  • to remember: We fight ourbattles on our knees, not with
  • 00:20:17.132 --> 00:20:18.533
  • battles on our knees, not withother people.
  • 00:20:18.533 --> 00:20:20.102
  • other people.He's never come up short.
  • 00:20:20.102 --> 00:20:21.703
  • He's never come up short.And I can think about these
  • 00:20:21.703 --> 00:20:24.172
  • And I can think about thesemany, many, many years I've been
  • 00:20:24.172 --> 00:20:26.908
  • many, many, many years I've beena Christian; God has never shown
  • 00:20:26.908 --> 00:20:28.377
  • a Christian; God has never shownto be short.
  • 00:20:28.377 --> 00:20:29.811
  • to be short.Sometimes that battle on your
  • 00:20:29.811 --> 00:20:31.647
  • Sometimes that battle on yourknees may take a while.
  • 00:20:31.647 --> 00:20:34.316
  • knees may take a while.It may be that God keeps us on
  • 00:20:34.316 --> 00:20:36.852
  • It may be that God keeps us onour knees in order to teach us
  • 00:20:36.852 --> 00:20:38.820
  • our knees in order to teach ussomething--in order that we
  • 00:20:38.820 --> 00:20:41.023
  • something--in order that wemight learn how He operates.
  • 00:20:41.023 --> 00:20:42.891
  • might learn how He operates.In order that we might learn how
  • 00:20:42.891 --> 00:20:44.926
  • In order that we might learn howconsistent He is, how willing He
  • 00:20:44.926 --> 00:20:47.629
  • consistent He is, how willing Heis, and what it is that He wants
  • 00:20:47.629 --> 00:20:49.197
  • is, and what it is that He wantsto teach us.
  • 00:20:49.197 --> 00:20:50.065
  • to teach us.There have been times when I've
  • 00:20:50.065 --> 00:20:52.501
  • There have been times when I'vehad to learn a few lessons,
  • 00:20:52.501 --> 00:20:53.802
  • had to learn a few lessons,it took me a while.
  • 00:20:53.802 --> 00:20:56.104
  • it took me a while.But I can tell you this--
  • 00:20:56.104 --> 00:20:58.840
  • But I can tell you this--God never comes up short.
  • 00:20:58.840 --> 00:21:00.042
  • God never comes up short.Never.
  • 00:21:00.042 --> 00:21:02.077
  • Never.He will be true to Himself and
  • 00:21:02.077 --> 00:21:03.712
  • true to His Word.
  • 00:21:03.712 --> 00:21:05.280
  • true to His Word.And I look at these passages in
  • 00:21:05.280 --> 00:21:07.182
  • And I look at these passages inJoshua and all that God did
  • 00:21:07.182 --> 00:21:08.850
  • Joshua and all that God didin his life.
  • 00:21:08.850 --> 00:21:11.520
  • in his life.And one of these principles in
  • 00:21:11.520 --> 00:21:13.522
  • And one of these principles inthe Word of God that I think
  • 00:21:13.522 --> 00:21:15.290
  • everybody needs to consider
  • 00:21:15.290 --> 00:21:16.525
  • everybody needs to considervery seriously.
  • 00:21:16.525 --> 00:21:18.460
  • very seriously.You reap what you sow, more than
  • 00:21:18.460 --> 00:21:22.664
  • You reap what you sow, more thanyou sow, later than you sow.
  • 00:21:22.664 --> 00:21:24.299
  • you sow, later than you sow.This is why--listen
  • 00:21:24.299 --> 00:21:26.668
  • This is why--listencarefully--when you are spending
  • 00:21:26.668 --> 00:21:28.837
  • carefully--when you are spendingtime with your family,
  • 00:21:28.837 --> 00:21:31.206
  • time with your family,your children, you are sowing
  • 00:21:31.206 --> 00:21:33.075
  • your children, you are sowingwonderful seeds.
  • 00:21:33.075 --> 00:21:36.178
  • wonderful seeds.You'll sow--listen--you'll sow
  • 00:21:36.178 --> 00:21:37.846
  • You'll sow--listen--you'll sowwhatever, but you're going to
  • 00:21:37.846 --> 00:21:39.247
  • whatever, but you're going toreap what you sow, more than you
  • 00:21:39.247 --> 00:21:41.717
  • reap what you sow, more than yousow, later than you sow.
  • 00:21:41.717 --> 00:21:43.251
  • sow, later than you sow.Do your children have any
  • 00:21:43.251 --> 00:21:45.287
  • Do your children have anyparticular principle that they
  • 00:21:45.287 --> 00:21:47.155
  • particular principle that theywould repeat to one of their
  • 00:21:47.155 --> 00:21:48.323
  • would repeat to one of theirfriends that their mother or dad
  • 00:21:48.323 --> 00:21:50.192
  • friends that their mother or dadtaught them?
  • 00:21:50.192 --> 00:21:51.193
  • taught them?Think about all the things
  • 00:21:51.193 --> 00:21:53.528
  • Think about all the thingsyou've given your children,
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  • you've given your children,all the things you've told them.
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  • all the things you've told them.Do they have any biblical
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  • Do they have any biblicalprinciples by which to turn to
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  • principles by which to turn towhen they're going through a
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  • when they're going through adifficult time when they're not
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  • difficult time when they're notat home?
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  • at home?When they're not where they can
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  • When they're not where they cantalk to you.
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  • talk to you.You reap what you sow, more than
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  • You reap what you sow, more thanyou sow, later than you sow.
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  • you sow, later than you sow.And that's going to be true
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  • And that's going to be trueso often in their lives.
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  • so often in their lives.Do they have anything that they
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  • Do they have anything that theycan go back to and say,
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  • can go back to and say,"Well, my dad used to say,
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  • "Well, my dad used to say,my mother taught me this."
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  • my mother taught me this."Give them an anchor.
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  • Give them an anchor.Enrich their lives.
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  • Enrich their lives.Anchor their feet and their
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  • Anchor their feet and theirminds and their eyes on the
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  • minds and their eyes on theWord of God.
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  • Word of God.So that when they're out there
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  • So that when they're out thereall by themselves and they face
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  • all by themselves and they facedifficulties that you and I did
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  • difficulties that you and I didnot even have to face,
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  • not even have to face,they'll know where to turn.
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  • they'll know where to turn.And they'll know that their life
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  • can be enriched by what God
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  • can be enriched by what Godis saying.
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  • is saying.And I want to remind you
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  • And I want to remind youof this.
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  • Adversity is God's bridge to
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  • Adversity is God's bridge toa deeper relationship with Him.
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  • a deeper relationship with Him.So listen carefully.
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  • So listen carefully.You should teach your children
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  • You should teach your childrenthis principle: that going
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  • this principle: that goingthrough difficulties and
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  • through difficulties andhardship and pain and all the
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  • hardship and pain and all therest, oftentimes it's like a
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  • rest, oftentimes it's like abridge to a whole treasure of
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  • bridge to a whole treasure ofGod's rich truth by which your
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  • God's rich truth by which yourchildren will survive this
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  • children will survive thissociety.
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  • society.God is so awesome.
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  • He's so loving and so kind.
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  • He's so loving and so kind.And as you've heard me say
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  • oftentimes, disappointments are
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  • oftentimes, disappointments areinevitable, but discouragement
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  • inevitable, but discouragementis a choice.
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  • is a choice.Disappointments are inevitable
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  • Disappointments are inevitablein this society, but
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  • in this society, butdiscouragement is a choice.
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  • discouragement is a choice.So how will you respond to
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  • So how will you respond toall of this?
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  • all of this?Will you trust Him no matter
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  • Will you trust Him no matterwhat?
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  • what?Will you turn your attention,
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  • Will you turn your attention,your minds and hearts toward
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  • your minds and hearts towardyour family and remember you are
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  • your family and remember you arethe one who is responsible to
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  • the one who is responsible toteach your children those verses
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  • teach your children those versesof Scripture that become
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  • of Scripture that becomean anchor in their life because
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  • an anchor in their life becausethey're going to face storms.
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  • they're going to face storms.Storms you and I have never
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  • Storms you and I have neverfaced before--they're going to
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  • faced before--they're going toface them.
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  • face them.You can anchor them with these
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  • You can anchor them with theseawesome, unchanging, dependable
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  • awesome, unchanging, dependableprinciples from the Word of the
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  • principles from the Word of theLiving God.
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  • Living God.And I look at Joshua, what he'd
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  • And I look at Joshua, what he'dlearned from all the years he
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  • learned from all the years hewatched Moses, listened to him
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  • watched Moses, listened to himand then stepped out on his own
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  • and then stepped out on his ownwith the same God working in
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  • with the same God working inhis life that worked
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  • his life that workedin Moses's life.
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  • in Moses's life.And your children can look back
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  • And your children can look backone day and think, "God, thank
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  • one day and think, "God, thankYou for my dad; thank You for my
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  • You for my dad; thank You for mymom, who enriched me, deepened
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  • mom, who enriched me, deepenedme, solidified me, anchored me
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  • me, solidified me, anchored meto the truth of the Word of God
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  • to the truth of the Word of Godthat has helped me through this
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  • that has helped me through thisstorm that I'm going through."
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  • storm that I'm going through."That's my prayer.
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  • That's my prayer.And Father, how grateful we are
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  • And Father, how grateful we arefor this one event in the life
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  • for this one event in the lifeof these servants of Yours.
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  • of these servants of Yours.We pray now that the Holy Spirit
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  • We pray now that the Holy Spiritwill impress upon every dad,
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  • will impress upon every dad,every mom how very, very
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  • every mom how very, veryimportant it is to enrich,
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  • important it is to enrich,to lock in these truths to all
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  • to lock in these truths to allthose parents and all those
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  • those parents and all thosechildren who will be watching
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  • children who will be watchingtoday.
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  • today.And that's my earnest plea, dear
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  • - announcer: If you've been
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  • - announcer: If you've beenblessed by today's program,
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  • - female: Hey guys,
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  • - female: Hey guys,I just got these "Blessed to Be"
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  • I just got these "Blessed to Be"memory verse cards.
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  • memory verse cards.Now, I am not very good at
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  • Now, I am not very good atmemorizing Scripture, but I am
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  • memorizing Scripture, but I amso excited that you're coming
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  • so excited that you're comingon this journey with me.
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  • on this journey with me.- girl: Mom, you burnt the
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  • - girl: Mom, you burnt thetoast.
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  • toast.- female: Getting the day
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  • - female: Getting the daystarted right, y'all.
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  • started right, y'all."Blessed are the poor in
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  • "Blessed are the poor inspirit.
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  • spirit.Blessed are the merciful.
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  • Blessed are the merciful.Blessed are the peacemakers,
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  • Blessed are the peacemakers,for they shall be called sons
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  • for they shall be called sonsof God."
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  • of God.""In the same way, let your
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  • "In the same way, let yourlight shine before others
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  • light shine before othersso that--"
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  • so that--"Ugh, okay.
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  • Ugh, okay."So that they may see your
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  • "So that they may see yourgood works and give glory to
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  • good works and give glory toyour Father who is in heaven."
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  • your Father who is in heaven.""Blessed are the meek, for they
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  • "Blessed are the meek, for theyshall inherit the earth.
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  • shall inherit the earth.Blessed are those who mourn,
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  • Blessed are those who mourn,for they shall be comforted.
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  • for they shall be comforted.Blessed are the pure in heart,
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  • Blessed are the pure in heart,for they shall see--"
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  • for they shall see--"- girl: Mom, look.
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  • - girl: Mom, look.- female: "So that they may see
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  • - female: "So that they may seeyour good works and give glory
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  • your good works and give gloryto your Father who is
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  • to your Father who isin heaven."
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  • in heaven."Yeah, nailed it!
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  • Yeah, nailed it!- female announcer: Order your
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  • leading people worldwide
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  • into a growing relationship with
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  • Jesus Christ and strengthening
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  • the local church.
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