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Lord Heal Our Land Part 1

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October 10, 2020
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Pastor Paul Daugherty and his wife Ashley lead a new generation with a practical; life-transforming message; a message of love; hope; healing and forgiveness.

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Lord Heal Our Land Part 1

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  • - Jesus says, "Do what you can
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  • for the person who'sright in front of you.
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  • If you see them,don't ignore them.
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  • If you see them, stop.
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  • If they're crying out,don't turn a deaf ear,
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  • listen to the cry, help,respond, lean in, lift up."
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  • I'm Paul, you'rehere on purpose.
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  • God's not finished with you yet.
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  • Your best days areright in front of you.
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  • And you have victoryin your life,
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  • because Jesus lives in you.
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  • (applause)
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  • Well, the Word of the Lordtoday is Lord heal our land,
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  • Lord heal our land.
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  • If you have a Bible,go to Matthew 24:12.
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  • (congregation cheering)
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  • Yes, we get excitedabout the Word of God.
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  • Jesus said, "In the last days,
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  • there will be anincrease of lawlessness,
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  • and the love of mostwill grow cold."
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  • I believe we arein those last days,
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  • I believe there is anincrease of wickedness.
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  • There's an increase ofviolence, of racism,
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  • I mean just all kinds ofdarkness, and immorality,
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  • sexual morality, I meanall kinds of stuff.
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  • And, Jesus is theone who's speaking,
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  • he says, "During those days,
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  • many people will grow cold
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  • in their lovetowards one another.
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  • Families will betray each other,
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  • fathers, sons against fathers,daughters against mothers."
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  • But while Jesus issaying this, he says,
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  • "But those who stand firm,"
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  • In other words, there'sanother group of people
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  • who are not goingto live like that,
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  • who are not gonnalose their love walk,
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  • there's another group ofpeople that are called,
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  • who will be marked anddefined by their love.
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  • The world will knowyou are my disciples,
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  • because you love one another.
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  • That's the church right there.
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  • Jesus said, "What willset the church apart
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  • in the last days isnot their knowledge,
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  • it's not their theology,
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  • as far as what they believe,it's what they live like."
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  • If they live like love,
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  • the world will know theyare the disciples of Jesus.
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  • Love is not just a thought.
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  • Love is not just anintelligent idea.
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  • Love is a verb. It is an action.
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  • When the world seeslove in action,
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  • Jesus says, "That's the churchthat I'm coming back for."
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  • Jesus talked aboutwhat does it look like
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  • to love our neighbors?
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  • How does that look?
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  • How does it look to lovepeople in authority,
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  • people who are not in authority,
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  • people in this house,people in that house.
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  • In fact, let's gothere together.
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  • Let's go to Luke chapter10, Luke chapter 10.
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  • And yeah, you could shoutagain if you want to.
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  • (laughing)
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  • (exhaling) Holy Spirit,speak right now.
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  • Luke 10:25, there wasan expert on the Bible,
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  • and he said, "Teacher, what doI have to do to go to heaven?
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  • What do I have to do toinherit eternal life?"
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  • Jesus said, "What iswritten in the law?
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  • How do you read it?"
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  • And the man answered,"Love the Lord your God
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  • with all your heart,with all your soul,
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  • with all your strength,
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  • with all your mind, and loveyour neighbor as yourself."
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  • Jesus said, "You haveanswered correctly."
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  • Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding.
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  • "Do this, and you willinherit eternal life."
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  • Not only will you liveone day in heaven,
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  • but heaven wants to live inyou, while you are on Earth.
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  • But Jesus said, "Don'tjust think this,
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  • don't just ponderthis, do this."
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  • Everybody say, do this.- Do this.
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  • - That was his response, "Dothis, do this commandment,
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  • do this love walk."
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  • And so then the man says,he wants to justify himself,
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  • "And who is my neighbor?
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  • What does it mean forme to love my neighbor?"
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  • In response, Jesus said,
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  • "A man was going downfrom Jerusalem to Jericho,
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  • when he was attacked by robbers.
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  • They stripped himof his clothes.
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  • They beat him, and they wentaway, leaving him half dead.
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  • A priest happened to begoing down the same road.
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  • And when he saw the man, hepassed by on the other side."
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  • Now let me stop right there.
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  • This is a Jewish man, whohas been attacked by robbers.
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  • He's dying, he'sbleeding, he's crying.
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  • And one of his Jewishbrothers, a priest, a pastor,
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  • someone who you would thinkwould stop, and help the man.
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  • Now Jesus is telling this story,
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  • we don't know if it happened.
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  • Jesus was saying,"Here's the story
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  • to illustrate whatlove looks like."
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  • Jesus would often dothis with parables.
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  • And what Jesus wanted everyonein the crowd to know is
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  • the guy you think is supposedto stop and help him, doesn't.
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  • He looks at the man, andhe just keeps on walking.
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  • He sees him, buthe doesn't stop.
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  • Love stops. Love stops.
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  • When someone's hurting,love doesn't carry
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  • an indifferent spirit.
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  • Love doesn't carryan avoidance spirit.
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  • Love doesn't say, "I'm notgonna look that direction.
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  • I know he's my brother,
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  • but I don't wanna payattention to that.
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  • How did he get hurt? Whatwas he doing to get hurt?"
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  • Why does it matter whathe was doing to get hurt?
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  • The story isn't abouthow he got hurt.
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  • The story is the factthat he was hurting.
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  • And you just walked past him?
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  • Love doesn't do that.
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  • According to Jesus, lovedoesn't even try to figure out
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  • how the man got hurt.
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  • Love doesn't try to reason.
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  • "Well, let's go on Twitter,
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  • and let's debate howthe man got hurt,
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  • because I think, you know."
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  • No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
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  • Jesus said, "Love doesn'teven try to figure out
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  • how he got hurt, lovestops, listens, kneels down,
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  • and lifts the man up."
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  • Now you could get mad aboutthat, but that's scripture.
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  • That's what Jesus saidlove did, in this moment.
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  • So Jesus says, "Thepriest just looks at him,
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  • and avoids him, andwalks to the other side."
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  • And now a Levite, nowthis isn't a pastor,
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  • this would be like a deacon.
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  • This should be like someonewho serves in the church,
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  • who's been in thechurch for a long time,
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  • who's dedicated theirlife to serving God,
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  • and serving in the temple,studying the scripture.
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  • They don't preach the scripture,
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  • but they really give theirlife to this scripture,
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  • to this scroll.
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  • "This Levite, when he cameto the place, he saw the man,
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  • but he too passed byon the other side.
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  • But a Samaritan, as he traveled,came where the man was.
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  • And when he saw this man,"now let me stop right there.
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  • Samaritans and Jews,they did not get along.
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  • Jesus talked about this,that Samaritans and Jews,
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  • they didn't eat atthe same restaurants.
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  • They didn't go tothe same church.
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  • They had different temples.
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  • They didn't even cross ineach other's neighborhoods.
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  • They stayed away, and yetJesus said, in John chapter 4,
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  • "I have to go through Samariain order to get to Jerusalem."
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  • You can't get to Jerusalem,unless you go through Samaria.
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  • We cannot get tothe Promised Land,
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  • unless we address Samaria.
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  • We cannot be acitizen of heaven,
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  • if we do not confront the sins
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  • of what's been goingon in our past.
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  • Jesus said, "I wasn'tresponsible
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  • for the racial divide
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  • between Jews and Samaritans,
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  • but I am responsible,in my generation,
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  • to bring healing forwhat has happened
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  • for hundreds of years,between Jews and Samaritans.
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  • I cannot go to the cross,until I walk through Samaria."
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  • Jesus talked to a Samaritanwoman at the well,
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  • and all of his disciplefriends made fun of him for it.
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  • All of his disciple friendstalked behind his back.
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  • You can read John chapter4, different story,
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  • but Jesus wasconnecting the fact
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  • that Samaritans and Jews, theydidn't help each other out.
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  • And yet Jesus said, "Here'swhat love looks like."
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  • Love does not judge anyoneby the color of their skin,
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  • or the neighborhoodthey grew up in.
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  • It does not judge people,
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  • based on what they'veexperienced in the past.
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  • Love stops, lovelistens, love heals.
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  • "The Samaritan, as he traveled,came where the man was.
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  • And when he saw this man whowas lying there, hurting,
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  • he didn't go up tohim, and interview him,
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  • and say, 'How'dyou get down here?'
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  • He didn't stand there,and reason and logic
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  • about how this couldhave happened."
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  • It says, "He knelt down,and he had pity on him,
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  • and he went to him, and hebegan to bandage his wounds."
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  • You can't bandagesomeone's wounds,
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  • who's on the ground, andyou're standing up here.
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  • I can't bandage someonewho's been hurting,
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  • standing up here, whilethey're lying down.
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  • I've got to get rightbeside 'em in the sand.
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  • "I'm Sorry."
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  • "You didn't do anything."
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  • "I know, I'm just sorrythis happened to you."
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  • "And then he lifts him up,"'cause love lifts people up.
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  • And it says, "He put theman on his own donkey,
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  • and he brought him to an inn,and he took care of him."
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  • So then love pays the price,
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  • love cares, love pays the price.
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  • "The next day hetook out two denarii,
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  • and gave them to theinnkeeper and said,
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  • 'Look, after him.'"
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  • Love follows up, lovefollows up on people.
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  • Love says, "I wannaknow how he's doing.
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  • I wanna make surehe gets better.
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  • I wanna make sure that hedoesn't stay like this.
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  • I wanna make surethat things change.
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  • I wanna make sure thatwounds get healed.
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  • I wanna do whatever it takes,however much I have to pay."
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  • "Well, Paul that'sa little radical."
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  • Love is radical,love is radical.
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  • Unconditional love, that'sthe agape radical love
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  • that I'm talking about.
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  • I'm not talking about phileolove, that's brotherly love.
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  • That's loving someone becauseyou just get along with them,
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  • your brothers, your friends.
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  • I'm not talking about eroslove, that's romantic love.
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  • That's loving someone becauseyou're attracted to him.
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  • You're attracted toher, you like them.
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  • There's an attraction.
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  • I'm talking about agape love.
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  • Agape love is unconditional,God kind of love,
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  • that says, "I love youbecause you are a human,
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  • and you were madein the image of God.
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  • And because I love you,and because you're a human,
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  • I wanna help you whenyou're suffering,
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  • I wanna lift you up,
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  • I wanna help you inany way that I can."
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  • "But Paul, are you guys evenfriends? Are you related?
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  • Why would you do that?"
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  • "Because, that's a child of God,
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  • that's why I would do that."
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  • (congregation applauding)
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  • - "Well, Paul, I just don't know
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  • if that's gonnawork around here.
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  • I don't know if we canafford to help everybody."
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  • "Jesus says, 'Do what you can
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  • for the person who'sright in front of you.
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  • If you see them,don't ignore them.
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  • If you see them, stop.
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  • If they're crying out,don't turn a deaf ear.
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  • Listen to the cry,help, respond,
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  • lean in, lift up."
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  • And then Jesus said,"Which of these three
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  • do you think was aneighbor to the man,
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  • who fell into thehands of the robbers?"
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  • Now don't read intothis story too much,
  • 00:10:40.980 --> 00:10:43.516
  • because it doesn'tnecessarily matter
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  • how the person got hurt.
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  • It matters who stoppedto bring healing
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  • to the person who was hurting.
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  • Right now, in our nation,there's hurts, there's wounds.
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  • And I know noteveryone in this room
  • 00:11:00.833 --> 00:11:03.269
  • has done somethingwrong to contribute
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  • to the hurts and thewounds in our nation.
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  • So this may notbe for you at all.
  • 00:11:07.740 --> 00:11:09.408
  • This may just be somethingjust to remind you
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  • of who you already are,what you already carry.
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  • Or it may just be acontinual reminder to say,
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  • "That's the kind oflove I wanna walk in.
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  • I wanna walk in that agape love.
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  • I wanna carry that unconditionallove on a greater level."
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  • But our nation needs healing.
  • 00:11:24.123 --> 00:11:26.358
  • Our nation needs healing.
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  • We've gotta learn tosee with eyes of love.
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  • Some of us, our eyeshave been conditioned
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  • with the wrong vision.
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  • We're seeing peoplethrough the lens
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  • of what we've heardfrom other people,
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  • because something's not right,
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  • the way that they're seeingpeople through a lens of fear,
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  • through a lens of,I'm gonna hurt you,
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  • before you even try to hurt me,
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  • because I thinkyou're gonna hurt me.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • - I remember as akid, my mom and dad,
  • 00:12:24.483 --> 00:12:26.452
  • they began to tell mehow our church changed,
  • 00:12:26.452 --> 00:12:31.056
  • in the late '80s.
  • 00:12:31.056 --> 00:12:32.358
  • My dad had an AfricanAmerican preacher come,
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  • and preach for him, he didthis all the time, in the '80s.
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  • But one time thispreacher said, "Billy Joe,
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  • your church is all white,
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  • and that's not whatheaven's gonna look like."
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  • And instead of my dadfeeling angry, or upset,
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  • or defensive when he saidthat, he said, "You're right,
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  • I'm gonna change that."
  • 00:12:50.943 --> 00:12:52.311
  • He said, "Here's howyou should change it."
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  • "Tell me," my dad said, "tellme, how can I change that?
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  • How can our churchlook more like heaven?"
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  • He said, "You're gonna haveto have a diverse staff.
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  • You're gonna have tohave a diverse stage.
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  • You're gonna haveto have diversity
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  • throughout your church, inmultiple leadership positions.
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  • You are going to have to take
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  • some humblingapproaches to this."
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  • You know what, my daddidn't defend himself.
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  • He didn't deflect it.He didn't avoid it.
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  • He carried that out,
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  • and today, we havean interracial,
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  • multi-ethnic,multi-generational church,
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  • because Billy Joeand Sharon said,
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  • "On our watch, we'regonna build a church
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  • that looks like heaven."
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  • And I carry the sameheartbeat as my dad.
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  • I carry the sameheartbeat as my dad.
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  • (congregation cheeringand applauding)
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  • My dad, he told me, he said,
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  • "Paul, when we startedchanging our church,
  • 00:13:37.990 --> 00:13:39.825
  • I had 12 Caucasian familiescome to me and say,
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  • 'Don't do this, Billy Joe.
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  • We like the wayit is right now.'"
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  • And my dad toldthem, "I love you,
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  • and the door willalways be open,
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  • but I am not going tobow down to your request.
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  • I want our church tolook like heaven."
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  • He said all 12 of them left,
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  • but God just beganto grow our church,
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  • in a very beautiful way.
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  • The answer is notto be colorblind.
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  • The answer is tocelebrate every color,
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  • and see everycolor as beautiful,
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  • and a beautifulexpression of God.
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  • I'm looking at beautifulpeople this morning,
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  • from the front row to theback row, you are gorgeous.
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  • Your skin color is gorgeous.
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  • Women are a beautifulexpression of the image of God.
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  • Men are a handsome expressionof the image of God.
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  • Men are not better than women.
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  • Women are not better than men.
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  • White people are notbetter than Black people.
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  • Black people are notbetter than white people.
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  • Asian people are not betterthan Hispanic people.
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  • Latino people are not betterthan Native Americans.
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  • We are all equal, weare all children of God.
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  • And we all gotta treat eachother with that dignity,
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  • and respect, and celebration.
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  • (congregation applaudsand affirms)
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  • And when one of usis hurting, we say,
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  • "Hey, how can I help youwith that, what can we do?"
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  • Well, here's what you could do.
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  • You could do this,and you could do this,
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  • and you could do that.
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  • This last week, I was on thephone with a group of pastors,
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  • and I was the only Caucasianpastor on the phone call,
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  • or Zoom call.
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  • And I just heardthe Holy Spirit say,
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  • "Shut your mouth," in a realgentle way, "just listen.
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  • You haven't walkedthrough some of the things
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  • that some of the minorities
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  • that are on this Zoomcall have walked through.
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  • So just listen, andwhen there's a chance,
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  • if they ask you, 'Hey Paul,what's your thoughts on this?
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  • What's your responseto this,' then respond,
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  • but just listen."
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  • So I was listening,and as I was listening,
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  • my heart began to break.
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  • One of the young guyson there, he's a Latino,
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  • and he said, "I was golfingwith some guys in California,
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  • a year ago, I was golfingwith a group of pastors,"
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  • and he said,
  • 00:15:51.857 --> 00:15:53.359
  • "a golf cart, about200 yards from us,
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  • pulled up on the middleof the golf course,
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  • and began working on one ofthe sprinklers or something.
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  • And the other pastorswere Caucasian.
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  • And they said, 'Hey,tell your people
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  • to get off the course.'"
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  • And he said, "Hold up,you don't even know,
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  • you can't even see them,they're 200 yards away.
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  • Why would you say, 'My people?'"
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  • And he said,"Immediately, I was hurt,
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  • 'cause here's agroup of buddies,
  • 00:16:23.288 --> 00:16:24.757
  • and they said, 'Come on,Josiah, don't worry about it.
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  • We're all friends,we're just kidding.'"
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  • And when Josiah shared thaton the phone call last week,
  • 00:16:29.928 --> 00:16:32.865
  • I started tearing up, I hadto walk away for a second.
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  • I said, "Man, I am so sorrythat happened to you."
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  • "Paul, it wasn't you."
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  • I said, "I know, but Ijust want you to know
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  • that was wrong, atthat we, you don't joke
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  • about someone's race like that.
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  • And you don't say things,
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  • with just sweepinggeneralizations,
  • 00:16:50.416 --> 00:16:54.219
  • meanness, rudeness."
  • 00:16:54.219 --> 00:16:56.422
  • And one of the pastors beganto share his experience.
  • 00:16:56.422 --> 00:16:59.658
  • And again, I started tojust say, "Man, I'm sorry,
  • 00:16:59.658 --> 00:17:04.496
  • that happened to you.
  • 00:17:04.496 --> 00:17:05.431
  • And I know you don'tneed my apology."
  • 00:17:05.431 --> 00:17:07.199
  • And he said, "Paul, Idon't need your apology.
  • 00:17:07.199 --> 00:17:09.101
  • I just am thankfulyou're listening."
  • 00:17:09.101 --> 00:17:10.836
  • But he said, "I honestlythink there's people
  • 00:17:10.836 --> 00:17:13.205
  • who are listening that areappreciative of that apology,
  • 00:17:13.205 --> 00:17:16.909
  • because it feelsnice to know a leader
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  • feels empathy, and compassion,
  • 00:17:21.180 --> 00:17:24.917
  • and carries a humble response,instead of a defensive tone
  • 00:17:24.917 --> 00:17:28.587
  • about the pain thatminorities have experienced
  • 00:17:28.587 --> 00:17:31.657
  • in this country."
  • 00:17:31.657 --> 00:17:33.425
  • And he said, "It'srare when a leader
  • 00:17:33.425 --> 00:17:36.595
  • just apologizes thesedays in America.
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  • So thank you just for carryingthat tone, I didn't need it."
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  • And that, that to me is wrong,
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  • 'cause I think Jesusspeaks about love
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  • being a humbling thing,
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  • that there is a tone we'recalled to walk in, of kindness.
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  • I remember when my friend Wuwanto Victory Christian School,
  • 00:17:53.779 --> 00:17:57.349
  • in 10th grade, transferredhere from China,
  • 00:17:57.382 --> 00:18:00.285
  • and a year went bybefore he ever had a hug
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  • from an American.
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  • I was the first Americanto give him a hug.
  • 00:18:05.591 --> 00:18:07.793
  • And he was crying when I gavehim a hug on a missions trip.
  • 00:18:07.793 --> 00:18:11.363
  • God had to open myeyes on a missions trip
  • 00:18:11.497 --> 00:18:13.432
  • to realize there wasa brother in my class
  • 00:18:13.432 --> 00:18:15.801
  • that had gone a whole yearwithout getting a hug.
  • 00:18:15.801 --> 00:18:18.470
  • And he said, "I've beencalled a lot of things,
  • 00:18:18.470 --> 00:18:21.740
  • and I've been ignored,
  • 00:18:21.740 --> 00:18:22.975
  • and I haven't beeninvited to parties.
  • 00:18:22.975 --> 00:18:24.543
  • And I haven't beenincluded at lunch tables.
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  • And thank you for huggingme, it just means a lot.
  • 00:18:27.079 --> 00:18:30.082
  • It just means a lotthat you hugged me.
  • 00:18:30.082 --> 00:18:32.584
  • It means a lotthat you hugged me,
  • 00:18:32.584 --> 00:18:33.952
  • because you're a whiteguy, and you hugged me.
  • 00:18:33.952 --> 00:18:37.055
  • It would be one thingif an Asian person
  • 00:18:37.055 --> 00:18:39.224
  • came and hugged me,but you hugged me.
  • 00:18:39.224 --> 00:18:41.426
  • And that meant something to me."
  • 00:18:41.426 --> 00:18:42.995
  • Can I tell you church,all of God's children,
  • 00:18:42.995 --> 00:18:45.564
  • we are called tolove one another.
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  • And when we do that,healing begins to flow.
  • 00:18:47.533 --> 00:18:50.402
  • Love begins to flow.
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  • It begins to bring restoration.
  • 00:18:52.070 --> 00:18:54.239
  • 1 John 4 says, God is love,he that loves is born of God.
  • 00:18:54.406 --> 00:18:59.044
  • He that loveth not,knoweth not God.
  • 00:18:59.044 --> 00:19:02.347
  • How can you say you loveGod, when you hate a brother?
  • 00:19:03.315 --> 00:19:05.918
  • How can you say you love God,when you hate a president?
  • 00:19:06.418 --> 00:19:09.855
  • How can you say you loveGod, when you hate policemen?
  • 00:19:09.855 --> 00:19:12.724
  • How can you say you loveGod, when you hate a race?
  • 00:19:12.724 --> 00:19:15.794
  • How can you say you love God,
  • 00:19:15.794 --> 00:19:17.229
  • when you will not lovesomeone in a restaurant,
  • 00:19:17.229 --> 00:19:19.998
  • when you treat a waiterwrong, a waitress wrong.
  • 00:19:19.998 --> 00:19:22.100
  • How can you say you love God,
  • 00:19:22.100 --> 00:19:23.468
  • when you make fun ofcertain white people,
  • 00:19:23.468 --> 00:19:25.270
  • when you make fun ofcertain Black people,
  • 00:19:25.270 --> 00:19:27.072
  • when you make funof certain Hispanic people.
  • 00:19:27.072 --> 00:19:28.874
  • How can you say you love God,
  • 00:19:28.874 --> 00:19:30.209
  • when you treat God'screation with contempt?
  • 00:19:30.209 --> 00:19:32.878
  • For we are the imagebearers of God,
  • 00:19:34.313 --> 00:19:37.316
  • how I treat youis how I view God.
  • 00:19:37.316 --> 00:19:39.518
  • If I treat you with disrespect,then I disrespect God.
  • 00:19:39.518 --> 00:19:42.888
  • If I treat a womanwith disrespect,
  • 00:19:42.888 --> 00:19:45.023
  • if I treat my wifewith disrespect,
  • 00:19:45.023 --> 00:19:46.892
  • I'm disrespecting God himself.
  • 00:19:46.892 --> 00:19:49.628
  • This isn't just about race,this is also about gender love.
  • 00:19:49.628 --> 00:19:53.532
  • Men and women gottalove each other.
  • 00:19:53.532 --> 00:19:55.033
  • We gotta stop this,there's a demonic attack
  • 00:19:55.033 --> 00:19:57.436
  • on masculinity and femininity.
  • 00:19:57.436 --> 00:19:59.538
  • There's a demonic attackon unity in the church.
  • 00:19:59.538 --> 00:20:02.174
  • There is divisiveness, 2020is not an accidental year.
  • 00:20:02.274 --> 00:20:06.745
  • I heard some peoplesay, "2020 man,
  • 00:20:06.745 --> 00:20:09.314
  • we started off withgreat expectations."
  • 00:20:09.314 --> 00:20:11.617
  • The roaring '20s, andthen coronavirus hit.
  • 00:20:11.617 --> 00:20:14.886
  • And then the restrictionshit, the plandemic hit,
  • 00:20:14.886 --> 00:20:17.289
  • the pandemic hit.
  • 00:20:17.289 --> 00:20:18.523
  • And then all of thesethings start happening.
  • 00:20:18.523 --> 00:20:20.826
  • Protests, feels like 2020wasn't the year that we all,
  • 00:20:20.826 --> 00:20:24.162
  • no no, 2020 is a prophetic year.
  • 00:20:24.162 --> 00:20:26.365
  • This is the year we'vebeen waiting for.
  • 00:20:26.365 --> 00:20:27.899
  • This is the year whereour nation gets healed.
  • 00:20:27.899 --> 00:20:30.302
  • This is the year wheregenerations rise together,
  • 00:20:30.302 --> 00:20:33.171
  • and bring hope and healing,and reconciliation,
  • 00:20:33.171 --> 00:20:36.208
  • and have change that reflectsthe kingdom of heaven
  • 00:20:36.208 --> 00:20:39.511
  • in our cities and communitiesand neighborhoods.
  • 00:20:39.511 --> 00:20:41.647
  • And you might say, "Well, Paul,what does that look like?"
  • 00:20:41.647 --> 00:20:43.982
  • I don't know, butI wanna be a part
  • 00:20:43.982 --> 00:20:45.384
  • of the kingdom ofheaven invading Earth.
  • 00:20:45.384 --> 00:20:47.586
  • So what am I gonna do?
  • 00:20:47.586 --> 00:20:48.754
  • I'm gonna do mypart, I'm gonna pray,
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  • I'm going to speak upwhen I hear or feel
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  • any type of discriminationagainst a race,
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  • or against a gender.
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  • I am going to train mychildren up to love people
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  • the way that God lovesthem unconditionally.
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  • I am going to check myself.
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  • I'm going to carrya spirit of love.
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  • Hatred cannot solve the murders
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  • that have happened in ournation in the last five weeks,
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  • the last 400 years.
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  • Hatred is not goingto solve the problem.
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  • Love will, love willconquer hate, Jesus said it.
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  • You say, "Well, that's a goodidea, but who said that?"
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  • Jesus said it, lovetriumphs, love never fails.
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  • What am I asking us to do today?
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  • Number one, we've gotta learnto see with eyes of love.
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  • Some of us, our eyeshave been conditioned
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  • with the wrong vision.
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  • We're seeing peoplethrough the lens
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  • of what we've heardfrom other people.
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  • What we've heard, maybeeven from parents,
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  • grandparents, uncles, aunts,
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  • friends, and that vision.
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  • My wife, there was a season
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  • where she was startingto need a set of glasses.
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  • When she got herpair of glasses,
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  • all of a sudden shecould see things
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  • that had gotten blurry,before that pair of glasses.
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  • When you get theright pair of glasses,
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  • when you get the rightlens for your eyes,
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  • you're able to see clearly.
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  • And I just wonder if some of us,
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  • we've got some blurryvision with people groups,
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  • with women, with men,with this ethnic group,
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  • with this person, with Jewishpeople, with Arab people.
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  • While I was on the phonewith this group of pastors,
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  • one of them said,"Paul, you keep saying,
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  • Lord heal our land,
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  • but your ethnicityhas not experienced
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  • the hurt over the last 400years, that my ethnicity has.
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  • So should you say Lordheal these people groups,
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  • that have experiencedthe most hurt and pain?"
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  • And he said, "I'mhealed, but I'm saying,
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  • I'm speaking on behalf of people
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  • that are hurting rightnow, on the streets,
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  • and in our church, that speakto me on matters of hurt,
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  • from racial discrimination."
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  • And I said, "Yeah,that makes sense,"
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  • but I said, "I do believe
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  • that God wants toheal all people."
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  • And I said, "What ifthe healing in someone
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  • from an ethnicity that has notbeen discriminated against,
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  • what if the healing thatneeds to happen in them
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  • is not a healing fromwounds they've incurred,
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  • what if it's a healing frommindsets they've grown up with?
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  • What if it's ahealing of the mind?
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  • What if it's a healingfrom racial prejudice,
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  • that was passed down to themfrom generation to generation?
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  • What if they need to be healed
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  • from the hatredthat's inside them?"
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  • And he said, "Wow."
  • 00:23:34.186 --> 00:23:35.487
  • And he was teachingme so many things.
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  • He said, "You justtaught me something
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  • I've never thought about,
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  • that even the perpetratorneeds healing.
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  • Even the guy whocommitted a crime,
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  • even the brutality thathappened, that was unnecessary,
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  • even that person who didthat, he needs healing.
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  • She needs healing, becausesomething's not right,
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  • the way that they'reseeing people,
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  • certain people,through a lens of fear,
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  • through a lens ofI'm gonna hurt you,
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  • before you even try to hurt me,
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  • because I thinkyou're gonna hurt me.
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  • There's a healing thatneeds to happen,
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  • here and here."
  • 00:24:13.825 --> 00:24:14.793
  • Our world is full of so muchhurt, and hate, and pain.
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  • And the only way that we'regoing to cure the darkness
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  • is not by reactingwith more darkness,
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  • but by responding with love.
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  • God wants to heal our nation.
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  • He wants to heal our world.
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  • He wants to healthe racial barriers
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  • that have destroyedso many generations,
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  • because of hatred,and prejudice,
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  • and just people notrespecting one another.
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  • But the only way that Godcan bring that healing
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  • is when you and I openour hearts to him,
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  • and say, "Lord, wherethere's hatred, plant love.
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  • Where there isanxiety, bring peace.
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  • Lord, where there'sunforgiveness,
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  • help me to have mercy forthose who have offended me."
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  • You see the cycleof darkness stops
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  • when we open our hearts upto the love of Jesus Christ.
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  • Just like you saw inthe message today,
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  • God wants to bringhealing through you.
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  • He wants to use you tobe the good Samaritan,
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  • to love those people thatare right beside you,
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  • to treat people with honor,dignity, and respect.
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  • I believe we can change ournation, one person at a time,
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  • one child at a time,showing love to the people
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  • who are right in front of us,
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  • no matter who they are,or what they look like.
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  • Why don't you pray thisprayer with me right now?
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  • It's just a prayer to say God,heal my heart of any pain.
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  • Help me to love peoplethe way you love them.
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  • Why don't you say thesewords, Jesus, I'm all yours.
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  • I invite you into my heart.
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  • Help me to receive your love,
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  • so that I can give it away.
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  • Lord, help me to see people
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  • the way that you see them,
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  • through eyes oflove and compassion,
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  • in Jesus' name, amen.
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  • Hey, if you justprayed that prayer,
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  • I wanna congratulate you,welcome to the family of God.
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  • I believe he's gonna giveyou the love you need,
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  • for the people in your life.
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  • Hey, I wanna encourageyou to come to Victory.
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  • Anytime you're inTulsa, Oklahoma,
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  • Find all that information,right at the website
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • - What good is allof our knowledge,
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  • if we don't carrya heart of love?
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  • What good is all theprophecies that we could study,
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  • all the faith thatmoves the mountains?
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  • If we do not have love, weare just clanging cymbals.
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  • - What's your name?- Jeremiah.
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  • - Where are you from?- Originally Columbia.
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  • - We're so honoredyou're here, Jeremiah.
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  • (uplifting music)
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