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Mental & Emotional Victory

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September 26, 2020
27:29

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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  • You don't have to waitfor some perfect day
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  • to step out and startliving with courage.
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  • You don't have towait for a Sunday
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  • to get your mind right.
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  • You don't have towait for a Sunday
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  • to get connected backto the presence of God.
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  • You can do it on Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday,
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  • Thursday, Friday.
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  • You don't have towait til Easter
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  • to get your marriage right
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  • or January 1st tostart your diet.
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  • You don't have towait til January
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  • to get your goals.
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  • You can start today.
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  • Hi, I'm Paul.
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  • Almost 10 years ago,my dad, my hero,
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  • my pastor passedaway unexpectedly.
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  • He built a big church
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  • and left some prettylarge shoes to fill.
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  • When he died, I didn'tjust lose my dad.
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  • I lost my faith, I lostmy purpose, and my future.
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  • But God showed up andrestored my faith.
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  • And he gave me a messageof hope to share with you.
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  • You're here 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 havevictory in your life
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  • because Jesus lives in you.
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  • (applause)
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  • How many of you believethat God's called
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  • your mind and heartto live in victory
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  • and not in defeatyour whole life?
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  • (congregation cheeringand applauding)
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  • So how do we do that?
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  • Proverbs 23:7 says,
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  • "As a man thinks inhis heart so is he."
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  • That the more I thinkin a certain direction,
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  • my life will move in mymost dominant thoughts.
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  • If I think about CheesecakeFactory long enough,
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  • I'm gonna go eat somecheesecake factory.
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  • And we talked about last week
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  • that it really isone step at a time.
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  • We don't defeat depressionand anxiety and stress
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  • as if we're trying to conquer it
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  • for the entire rest of ourlife all in one moment.
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  • You just gotta win today.
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  • The first step to walking inmental and emotional victory
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  • is to drain the swamp.
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  • You've got to drain the swampinside your mind and heart.
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  • Everybody say drain the swamp.
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  • - [Congregation]Drain the swamp.
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  • - When a body of water,
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  • when a circular body ofwater becomes polluted
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  • with so much leaves andgrass and so much junk
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  • that it would fill up andit would get murky, swampy,
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  • especially in the south.
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  • And so when it got swampy,
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  • it would startattracting parasites.
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  • What do parasites do?
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  • They suck the blood out of you.
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  • And what's happeningwith these things
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  • going on in our mentaland emotional state
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  • is there's parasites thathave just been piling up.
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  • It's like our hearts havebecomes swampy with sin,
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  • swampy with comparison,
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  • swampy with jealousy,swampy with envy,
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  • swampy with anger.
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  • So at any given moment,you're gonna explode with rage
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  • because you haven't drainedthe swamp in a long time.
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  • It starts in the mind.
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  • Before you can startliving with victory,
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  • you've gotta startdraining everything
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  • that's not victory inyour mind and heart.
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  • Hebrews 3:8 says,
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  • "Do not let yourheart become hardened
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  • "as the Israelites did whenthey rebelled against God
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  • "and they were testedin the wilderness."
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  • Hebrews three has a lotto say about the heart.
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  • A hardened heart,a swampy heart,
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  • a heart that's become corrupt,
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  • that's dark on the inside.
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  • And as I was readingthis, I was thinking about
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  • the spiritualstate of our heart.
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  • Over time, even as a child,
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  • you can hold onto woundsfrom people who hurt you.
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  • Like who broke yourheart 20 years ago.
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  • Some of us aretrying to get even
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  • with someone who's already dead.
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  • Like they've alreadystepped into eternity
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  • and we're still livingour life for them.
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  • And it's clogging the arteries.
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  • And so in Psalm 51,he said restore to me
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  • the joy of your salvation.
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  • But in Psalm 139 hesaid, search me God
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  • and remove everythinginside me that's not of you
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  • and lead me in theway everlasting.
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  • Today, let that be your prayer.
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  • The first step out of mentaland emotional illness,
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  • mental and emotionaldiscouragement
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  • is to start draining theswamp in your mind and heart
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  • of every toxic thingthat's been sitting
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  • in there polluting you.
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  • Number two, shift froma defensive focus
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  • to an offensive focus.
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  • I heard a football coach say
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  • the best offenseis a good defense.
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  • And it sounds good.
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  • Although you cannotjust win a game
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  • by only playing defense,
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  • you gotta go score sometouchdowns, my friend.
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  • And the church is not lacking
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  • education, information,or revelation.
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  • The church is lacking some big,bold, courageous application
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  • of what we already know.
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  • If we're gonna start winningsome games as a church,
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  • and not just playingdefense against the devil,
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  • like I gotta guardmy mind and heart
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  • from feeling depressed.
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  • I hope the devildoesn't beat me today.
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  • I hope I don't become...
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  • I hope I don't go backto that bridge today.
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  • Let's stop living onthe defensive posture
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  • and start waking upeveryday and saying,
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  • I'm gonna win today.
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  • I'm gonna win.
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  • I'm gonna leadsomeone to Christ.
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  • I'm gonna witness today.
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  • I'm gonna step outof my comfort zone.
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  • I'm gonna be friendly today.
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  • I'm gonna bring some peopleto church with me this week.
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  • I'm gonna start seeingvictory like Marquis.
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  • I'm gonna start givingmy best effort everyday.
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  • I'm gonna stop letting theconditions control my character
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  • and control my mindset.
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  • I'm gonna start making mymindset shift my conditions.
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  • I'm gonna startletting my courage
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  • shift what's going on out here.
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  • We've gotta move fromdefense to offense.
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  • (congregation affirms)
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  • We're still gonnaguard our hearts
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  • but we're also gonna startadvancing the kingdom of God
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  • in our lives.
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  • Everybody say play offense.
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  • - [Congregation] Play offense.
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  • - Play offense.
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  • Get strategic.
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  • Whatever it is, movefrom fear to faith,
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  • move from despair to joy.
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  • Number three, let faithtake the steering wheel
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  • in your thoughts and emotions.
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  • I'll never forgetgoing to driver's ed.
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  • Anybody every do driver's ed
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  • as a 16-year-old, 15-year-old?
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  • Yeah, I've seen youout there on the roads.
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  • You're crazy. (laughing)
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  • That was me too.
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  • I was taking driver'sed as a 16-year-old.
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  • And Mr. Artpage was my teacher
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  • and he was helping melearn how to drive.
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  • He's in heaven nowcheering us on.
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  • But Artpage he's sittingin the car with me.
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  • He's like, now Mr. Daugherty.
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  • You're scaring me here,Mr. Daugherty (laughs).
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  • He's like, now you knowthat pedal is the gas pedal,
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  • Mr. Daugherty.
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  • And that's the break pedal.
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  • And listen, you don'twanna hit other cars.
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  • That's not the goal here.
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  • You don't wanna scare humansout on the walking path.
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  • Stay off the path over there.
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  • Stay on the road.
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  • He was trying to tellme where to drive.
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  • Finally, I was drivingjust kinda wild there.
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  • He said just park the car.
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  • I'm gonna take the steeringwheel now, Mr. Daugherty.
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  • He made me get out
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  • and he took back overthe steering wheel
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  • and I'm thinkingsometimes in our lives,
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  • we are allowing depression
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  • to use the steeringwheel in our life.
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  • We're allowinganxiety and stress
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  • and fear to drive ourlives to that cliff,
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  • off that cliff.
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  • We're allowing our emotionsto lead us into rage,
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  • in relationshipsand conversations,
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  • and we're explodingand we're living
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  • with an emotional driver.
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  • Now go to 1 Samuel 13:23.
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  • 1 Samuel 13:23.
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  • If you don't have aBible, no worries.
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  • We're gonna putit on the screen.
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  • But I love this part,this story in the Bible.
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  • It's about a boy named Jonathan.
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  • And Jonathan wasthe son of a king.
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  • He was actually the son ofthe first king of Israel,
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  • King Saul.
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  • And in all natural reasons,
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  • Jonathan was born to bethe next king of Israel.
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  • He was called tobe the future king
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  • because he was theson of King Saul.
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  • He had every rightto step into that.
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  • And in fact, in this moment,
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  • Saul himself, his father,Jonathan's father Saul
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  • had lost his courage.
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  • Saul had just discoveredthat God's presence
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  • was no longer guiding his life
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  • because Saul hadbecome so afraid
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  • of what people thought.
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  • He cared more abouthis projected image
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  • to everybody out here thanhe cared about his heart.
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  • And so he had becomeso dark on the inside,
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  • so depressed andjealous and envious
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  • and frustrated and confused
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  • that he had lost touchwith the spirit of God.
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  • How important it isto drain the swamp?
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  • I'm telling you, it cankeep the presence of God
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  • in your life.
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  • The more that you sayLord, cleanse my heart
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  • of the hurts and thewounds and the insecurities
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  • and the feelings of caring
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  • about what everyoneelse thinks about,
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  • every decision I make.
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  • Lord, help me to careabout the fear of God
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  • more than the fear of man.
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  • But Saul was, he was there.
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  • He was down in the basement.
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  • And the Philistine army wastechnologically advanced.
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  • They were stronger; theyoutnumbered the Israelites.
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  • They had more weapons.
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  • There was only two peoplein Israel that had a weapon.
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  • Saul and his son Jonathan.
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  • And it says in verse 23,
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  • the pass at Mikmash hadmeanwhile been secured
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  • by a contingent ofthe Philistine army.
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  • So now the Philistines havesurrounded the Israelites.
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  • So the Israelites, they werealready playing defense.
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  • Now they're in an evengreater posture of defense.
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  • They're just waiting to die.
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  • They're waiting to be attacked.
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  • And I like that chapter14 shifts the tone.
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  • In verse one, it says, one day.
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  • Everybody say one day.
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  • - [Congregation] One day.
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  • - One day, youdon't have to wait
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  • for some perfect day to step out
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  • and start living with courage.
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  • You don't have towait for a Sunday
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  • to get your mind right.
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  • You don't have towait for a Sunday
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  • to get connected backto the presence of God.
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  • You could do it onMonday, Tuesday,
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  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
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  • You don't have towait til Easter
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  • to get your marriage right
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  • or January 1st tostart your diet.
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  • You don't have towait til January
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  • to get your goals.
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  • You can start today.
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  • Today is the day the Lord has...
  • 00:09:42.664 --> 00:09:44.332
  • Jonathan said, we're gonnachange the theme today.
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  • We're gonna shift this thing.
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  • We're gonna stopplaying defense.
  • 00:09:48.670 --> 00:09:49.971
  • And Jonathan woke up thatday and he said let's go.
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  • Let's go, let's go.
  • 00:09:53.174 --> 00:09:55.176
  • I love what hesays in verse one.
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  • He says, "Come on, let's go over
  • 00:09:56.211 --> 00:09:58.146
  • "to the Philistine outposton the other side."
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  • This was kinda crazy.
  • 00:10:01.950 --> 00:10:03.351
  • And he knew it was crazy.
  • 00:10:04.386 --> 00:10:05.954
  • He knew it was super courageousand bold and brave
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  • and also kind of like scary.
  • 00:10:09.724 --> 00:10:12.761
  • That he could literallydie right there.
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  • The future king ofIsrael, Jonathan.
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  • David had not yetbeen discovered.
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  • His name had not been mentioned.
  • 00:10:18.900 --> 00:10:20.135
  • Jonathan was thenext guy in line
  • 00:10:20.135 --> 00:10:22.470
  • and he was tired ofsitting and waiting
  • 00:10:22.470 --> 00:10:24.873
  • in a defensive, sad,depressed state.
  • 00:10:25.140 --> 00:10:29.377
  • He was letting faithtake the steering wheel.
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  • Number four, if we'regonna have mental
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  • and emotional victory,you've gotta take on
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  • a God-glorifying risk.
  • 00:10:36.217 --> 00:10:38.787
  • Take on a God-glorifying risk
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  • that requires crazy courageand radical trust in God.
  • 00:10:41.756 --> 00:10:45.727
  • When you start takingGod-glorying risks
  • 00:10:46.561 --> 00:10:49.698
  • that require courage,like crazy courage
  • 00:10:49.698 --> 00:10:52.467
  • and trust in God, somethingshifts in your heart.
  • 00:10:52.467 --> 00:10:56.004
  • Your heart starts beating again.
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  • Some of us are here physically
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  • but we're not here mentally.
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  • You wanna get youremotions back on again?
  • 00:11:02.577 --> 00:11:05.413
  • You wanna start crying again?
  • 00:11:05.413 --> 00:11:06.981
  • You wanna start laughing again?
  • 00:11:06.981 --> 00:11:08.083
  • You wanna start feeling alive?
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  • Do something that cost you.
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  • Do something that you feel, oh,
  • 00:11:13.621 --> 00:11:16.224
  • you sure you wannawrite that check?
  • 00:11:16.224 --> 00:11:18.693
  • You sure you wanna goon that missions trip?
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  • So take on a risk thatbrings glory to God.
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  • This is where Jonathan was at.
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  • He says we gotta go over there.
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  • Watch the contrast in verse two.
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  • It says, now Saul,Jonathan's dad
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  • was staying on theoutskirts of Gibeah
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  • under a pomegranate tree.
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  • Saul was sittinghere, depressed,
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  • discouraged, overwhelmed,outnumbered, out manned.
  • 00:11:40.014 --> 00:11:43.685
  • And he had accepted his fate.
  • 00:11:43.685 --> 00:11:45.153
  • And with him were about 600 men
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  • 'cause as the leader goes,so goes the followers.
  • 00:11:47.789 --> 00:11:49.824
  • So these 600 men had takenon the posture of depression.
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  • (sighs)
  • 00:11:54.129 --> 00:11:55.630
  • And they're sittingunder the tree,
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  • sitting down.
  • 00:11:58.800 --> 00:11:59.467
  • Jonathan's standing up.
  • 00:11:59.467 --> 00:12:00.635
  • He's moving towardsthe enemy's territory.
  • 00:12:00.635 --> 00:12:03.271
  • Saul is sitting down.
  • 00:12:03.271 --> 00:12:04.539
  • The father has lost hope.
  • 00:12:04.539 --> 00:12:06.674
  • He's given up.
  • 00:12:06.674 --> 00:12:08.209
  • And the son is saying,come on, let's go.
  • 00:12:08.209 --> 00:12:09.944
  • Let's go, let's go.
  • 00:12:09.944 --> 00:12:11.412
  • So here Saul issitting in this place
  • 00:12:11.846 --> 00:12:14.015
  • of oppression and depression
  • 00:12:14.048 --> 00:12:16.751
  • and the first stepout of depression,
  • 00:12:16.751 --> 00:12:18.553
  • like I said, yougotta drain the swamp,
  • 00:12:18.553 --> 00:12:20.789
  • but then you gottastart making a move
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  • even when youdon't feel like it.
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  • Going church, showing up,
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  • getting out of your house,
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  • getting out of your bed.
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  • Just making a move butthey're sitting there
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  • and the glory, the bestdays in their mind,
  • 00:12:31.933 --> 00:12:34.669
  • the best days are behind them.
  • 00:12:34.669 --> 00:12:35.970
  • Some of us, we stop climbinghalfway through our victory.
  • 00:12:36.538 --> 00:12:39.073
  • We stop climbing and wejust get stuck spiritually,
  • 00:12:39.073 --> 00:12:42.977
  • stuck mentally.
  • 00:12:42.977 --> 00:12:44.712
  • And God saying, come on,
  • 00:12:44.712 --> 00:12:46.047
  • don't be scaredto come up there.
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  • When you move, God moves.
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  • When you move,
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  • God, I know it's scary.
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  • I know you're gonna have toface some battles up there,
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  • going college,taking that promotion,
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  • turning in thatapplication, taking a step.
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  • - So here, Jonathan,he's on a cliff.
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  • If he falls to the left,
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  • it's gonna hurt.
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  • If he falls to theright, it's gonna hurt.
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  • He's taking a risk.
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  • Step out on the cliff.
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  • And he's going towardsthe Philistine outpost.
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  • He's headed there.
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  • Look at verse five here.
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  • It says, "One cliffstood to the north
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  • "toward Mikmash, the otherto the south toward Geba."
  • 00:14:25.146 --> 00:14:27.415
  • In verse six, helooks at his friend
  • 00:14:27.415 --> 00:14:30.485
  • and he says to hisyoung armor-bearer,
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  • "Come, let's goover to the outpost
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  • "of those uncircumcised men."
  • 00:14:37.825 --> 00:14:41.396
  • This was some intenselanguage here.
  • 00:14:41.396 --> 00:14:43.998
  • Jonathan was saying I'm tiredof being overran by anxiety.
  • 00:14:45.033 --> 00:14:49.304
  • I'm tired of living underthe oppression of depression.
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  • I'm tired ofsitting under a tree
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  • waiting for God to show up
  • 00:14:56.110 --> 00:14:57.645
  • when maybe God's waitingfor me to make a move.
  • 00:14:57.645 --> 00:15:00.081
  • Maybe God's promisesare motion-activated.
  • 00:15:00.081 --> 00:15:02.784
  • Maybe when we take astep, God shows up.
  • 00:15:02.784 --> 00:15:05.586
  • Maybe when we stepout, God shows up.
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  • Maybe when webelieve that he can
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  • and take Mark nine thatnothing is impossible,
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  • God will do it.
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  • Perhaps the Lordwill act, he says.
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  • Perhaps the Lord willact on our behalf.
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  • Nothing can hinderthe Lord from saving
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  • whether by many or by a few.
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  • Everybody say perhaps the Lord.
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  • - [Congregation]Perhaps the Lord.
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  • - Perhaps.
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  • See, Jonathan couldsee it in here.
  • 00:15:28.476 --> 00:15:30.044
  • When you can seeyour victory in here,
  • 00:15:30.044 --> 00:15:31.546
  • it's a lot easier to achieveyour victory out there.
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  • You've gotta see it.
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  • You've gotta say it.
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  • You gotta believe it.
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  • And you gotta move towards it.
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  • You gotta move towards it.
  • 00:15:40.221 --> 00:15:41.322
  • Number five, startliving with a vision
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  • and an appetite ofvictory in your life.
  • 00:15:44.025 --> 00:15:46.160
  • A vision of victory.
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  • I am victorious.
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  • Wake up tomorrow morning,look in the mirror
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  • and say, good morning,you good looking thing.
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  • This is your day to succeed.
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  • You're gonna do awesome today.
  • 00:16:00.041 --> 00:16:01.843
  • You're not gonna havedepression today.
  • 00:16:01.843 --> 00:16:04.012
  • You're gonna walk in joy.
  • 00:16:04.012 --> 00:16:05.213
  • You're gonna be an encouragerto people around you.
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  • You're gonna look forways to celebrate others.
  • 00:16:07.715 --> 00:16:09.650
  • You're not gonna livein jealousy today.
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  • You're not gonnalive in defeat today.
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  • You're not gonna havea pity party today.
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  • Look in the mirrortomorrow morning and have
  • 00:16:16.257 --> 00:16:17.959
  • a vision of victoryfor your day.
  • 00:16:17.959 --> 00:16:19.761
  • Have a 24-hour vision of victory
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  • and have an appetite.
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  • We've normalized our appetites
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  • by what the world likes to eat.
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  • But we are a Daniel generation.
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  • We're an Elijah generation.
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  • We're a Joshua generation.We're a, we are...
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  • We are a New Testament church.
  • 00:16:34.742 --> 00:16:36.978
  • And so that means we'restirring ourselves up
  • 00:16:38.246 --> 00:16:40.314
  • that we serve aresurrected savior
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  • who does not lead us intodefeat and discouragement
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  • but leads us into victory.
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  • So I got a vision and anappetite for victory in my life.
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  • Number six, risk sharing yourheart with a good friend.
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  • If you wanna have mentaland emotional victory,
  • 00:16:53.127 --> 00:16:55.396
  • risk sharing your heartwith a good friend.
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  • Don't keep what's goingon inside you to yourself.
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  • I love that Jonathanopens up in verse six.
  • 00:17:00.735 --> 00:17:03.004
  • He turns to hisfriend and he says,
  • 00:17:03.004 --> 00:17:04.572
  • can I tell you something?
  • 00:17:04.572 --> 00:17:06.140
  • I think we'resupposed to do this.
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  • And I love hisfriend's response.
  • 00:17:08.209 --> 00:17:11.245
  • In verse seven, he says,
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  • Jonathan, my bro, my friend,
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  • "Do all that you have in mind."
  • 00:17:16.551 --> 00:17:18.820
  • "His armor-bearer said,"Go ahead; I am with you
  • 00:17:19.387 --> 00:17:23.191
  • "heart and soul."
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  • (congregation cheeringand applauding)
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  • All you need is just one person
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  • to share your heartwith, to build it.
  • 00:17:28.429 --> 00:17:31.732
  • And then you gotta get outspoken
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  • with your faith in God.
  • 00:17:34.135 --> 00:17:35.069
  • Here's the next point.You gotta get outspoken.
  • 00:17:35.069 --> 00:17:36.404
  • You gotta start declaring
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  • this is where we're going.
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  • We're going here;we're going here.
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  • We're gonna seevictory this year.
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  • We're gonna startsome more campuses.
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  • We're gonna takesome more risks.
  • 00:17:43.678 --> 00:17:45.680
  • We're gonna see whatGod can do here.
  • 00:17:45.680 --> 00:17:47.181
  • We're going to show up in Peru
  • 00:17:47.181 --> 00:17:49.584
  • and we're gonna believe thatGod can save a nation in a day.
  • 00:17:49.584 --> 00:17:52.820
  • I'm gonna get outspoken.
  • 00:17:53.121 --> 00:17:53.888
  • I'm gonna believe that Godcan provide all that I need.
  • 00:17:54.288 --> 00:17:57.391
  • I'm believing for a full ridescholarship for Daniel.
  • 00:17:57.391 --> 00:18:00.328
  • I'm believing thatGod can do more.
  • 00:18:00.328 --> 00:18:02.430
  • We gotta get outspoken
  • 00:18:02.430 --> 00:18:03.664
  • and start believingthat God can do it.
  • 00:18:03.664 --> 00:18:06.467
  • Get outspoken withyour faith in God.
  • 00:18:07.602 --> 00:18:10.771
  • The next point.
  • 00:18:10.771 --> 00:18:11.706
  • We've gotta risk moving fromisolation to relationship.
  • 00:18:11.939 --> 00:18:14.809
  • Again, Jonathan used his buddy.
  • 00:18:14.809 --> 00:18:17.545
  • Together, they used each other.
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  • They worked together.
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  • I need some help.
  • 00:18:20.248 --> 00:18:21.048
  • Marquis, where you at?
  • 00:18:21.048 --> 00:18:22.083
  • Marquis, are you around here?
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  • Where you at?
  • 00:18:23.651 --> 00:18:24.252
  • Come over here.
  • 00:18:24.252 --> 00:18:25.319
  • I've got a ladder over here.
  • 00:18:25.319 --> 00:18:26.687
  • Marquis, will youcome over here?
  • 00:18:26.687 --> 00:18:27.955
  • And maybe AJ andJohn and Daniel.
  • 00:18:27.955 --> 00:18:31.492
  • Yeah, come over here,
  • 00:18:31.492 --> 00:18:32.460
  • because what we do when westart moving in relationships,
  • 00:18:32.693 --> 00:18:34.795
  • will you grab that ladder?
  • 00:18:34.795 --> 00:18:36.631
  • And we might need to bringsome lights up over here.
  • 00:18:36.631 --> 00:18:38.266
  • And will you,
  • 00:18:38.266 --> 00:18:39.333
  • who's holding your ladder?
  • 00:18:39.700 --> 00:18:41.102
  • Turn to the personnext to you and say,
  • 00:18:41.502 --> 00:18:42.403
  • "Who's holding your ladder?"
  • 00:18:42.403 --> 00:18:43.771
  • Because who's holding yourladder is gonna help you.
  • 00:18:45.840 --> 00:18:47.975
  • Yeah, let's leanit up against here.
  • 00:18:47.975 --> 00:18:49.277
  • Let's see if we can get out.
  • 00:18:49.277 --> 00:18:52.880
  • Oh, okay, this is kinda scary.
  • 00:18:54.916 --> 00:18:57.885
  • (laughter)
  • 00:18:57.885 --> 00:18:59.453
  • Who's holding your ladder?
  • 00:18:59.453 --> 00:19:00.788
  • Yeah, you gotta riskone step at a time.
  • 00:19:01.756 --> 00:19:04.792
  • Drain the swamp, movefrom defense to offense,
  • 00:19:05.326 --> 00:19:09.697
  • (sighs) get outspokenwith your faith,
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  • get in relationship,risk sharing your
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  • heart with a friend.What are you doing?
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  • You're climbing outof the basement.
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  • That's what you're doing.
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  • You're starting towalk in mental victory.
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  • That's what you're doing.
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  • Keep climbing tilyou reach the top.
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  • 'Cause it's all aboutthe climb (laughs).
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  • Keep climbing tilyou reach the top
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  • and prepare to fight.
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  • Some of us, we stop climbinghalfway through our victory.
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  • We stop climbing.
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  • And we just get stuckspiritually, stuck mentally.
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  • And God's saying, come on,
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  • don't be scaredto come up there.
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  • When you move, God moves.
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  • When you move, God.
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  • I know you're gonna have toface some battles up there,
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  • going to college,taking that promotion,
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  • turning in thatapplication, taking a step,
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  • taking a risk, showingup to that group,
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  • opening your house,serving at the church.
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  • But keep climbing.
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  • (congregation applauding)
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  • When you climb through the pain
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  • and you climb through the hurts
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  • and you feel the tensionin the relationships
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  • and you don't quiton the relationships
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  • in the middle of the tension
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  • and you stay on the ladderand you keep climbing
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  • through the marriage, youkeep climbing with the family,
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  • you choose not tothrow in the towel,
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  • there's somethingabout the climb
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  • that's preparing you.
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  • We did not practice this.
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  • (laughter)
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  • (screams)
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  • What am I doing right now?
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  • What, I'm serious.
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  • What am I doing?
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  • (cheering, applauding,and laughing)
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  • Oh.
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  • (cheering and applause)
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  • Gotta get the dust off here.
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  • (cheering and applause)
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  • It's dusty on the top'cause not many people
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  • climb all the way up there.
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  • (laughter and applause)
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  • Keep climbing.
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  • This is really scary.
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  • Keep climbing.
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  • I gotta throw up my last points.
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  • Realize God is fighting for you.
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  • See, when Jonathan got upto the top of the mountain,
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  • you should read 1Samuel 14 later today.
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  • Jonathan gets up there andhe tells his armor-bearer,
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  • he says, come on,we're gonna fight.
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  • Let's climb up together.
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  • So they're climbing up.
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  • They get up to the topand they start fighting
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  • on the mountain,they're fighting.
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  • And what happens is amazing.
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  • They only had oneweapon, two dudes,
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  • and within a few minutes,they took out 20 guys.
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  • And then all of thesudden, a panic spread
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  • across the Philistine outpost.
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  • There was like a earthquakethat rumbled the ground.
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  • When Jonathan showedup, God showed up.
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  • This was not Jonathan's battle.
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  • The battle belongs to the Lord.
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  • Your mental andemotional battle,
  • 00:21:56.030 --> 00:21:57.932
  • you are fighting from victory.
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  • You have the victory.
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  • You will walk in victory.
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  • You've got resurrection power.
  • 00:22:03.771 --> 00:22:06.173
  • The battle belongs to the Lord.
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  • (cheering and applauding)
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  • I'm almost done.
  • 00:22:15.282 --> 00:22:15.916
  • You gotta leadothers into victory.
  • 00:22:16.117 --> 00:22:17.685
  • This victory isnot just about you;
  • 00:22:17.685 --> 00:22:18.986
  • it's about leadingothers with you.
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  • See, when Jonathanclimbed up, he made a way
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  • for the Israelites to climb up.
  • 00:22:22.289 --> 00:22:24.191
  • And what happens nextis his father Saul,
  • 00:22:24.959 --> 00:22:27.094
  • he comes, he starts fighting.
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  • He didn't even know itwas his son that stirred
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  • the courage of their hearts.
  • 00:22:31.732 --> 00:22:33.000
  • He just found out thatsomeone stepped out
  • 00:22:33.000 --> 00:22:36.103
  • and so Saul showed up.
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  • And the victory belongedto the Israelites
  • 00:22:37.338 --> 00:22:38.639
  • and they conquered.
  • 00:22:38.639 --> 00:22:39.907
  • And then last but notleast, final point here
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  • is never stop advancing.
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  • Because what happens isJonathan wins the battle.
  • 00:22:44.645 --> 00:22:47.448
  • But you know who wasticked off at Jonathan
  • 00:22:47.448 --> 00:22:49.250
  • after he won?
  • 00:22:49.250 --> 00:22:50.184
  • Saul, his own dad couldnot celebrate his son.
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  • His dad was sodepressed, so insecure
  • 00:22:55.322 --> 00:22:59.260
  • that when his son won a victory,
  • 00:22:59.260 --> 00:23:00.828
  • he couldn't evencelebrate his own son.
  • 00:23:00.828 --> 00:23:03.464
  • In fact, it says that Saulalmost tried to kill Jonathan.
  • 00:23:03.464 --> 00:23:06.867
  • When you're in thatdark of a state,
  • 00:23:08.402 --> 00:23:09.937
  • you start becoming threatenedby everything and everyone.
  • 00:23:09.937 --> 00:23:14.608
  • What happens is Saulrebukes his son Jonathan
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  • and so three chapterslater, Goliath shows up
  • 00:23:17.211 --> 00:23:20.214
  • and where was Jonathanwhen Goliath showed up?
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  • Where was thecourageous young boy
  • 00:23:22.983 --> 00:23:25.052
  • potentially thefuture king of Israel?
  • 00:23:25.052 --> 00:23:27.054
  • He was on his pathway tobecoming the future king,
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  • but because of thediscouragement of his dad,
  • 00:23:29.857 --> 00:23:32.226
  • he had lost his hope,he had lost his courage
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  • to step out and fight a giant.
  • 00:23:35.062 --> 00:23:37.364
  • And so this littleshepherd boy David
  • 00:23:37.364 --> 00:23:39.567
  • steps on the sceneand takes on Goliath
  • 00:23:39.567 --> 00:23:41.969
  • and guess who thefirst person was
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  • to congratulate David?
  • 00:23:43.771 --> 00:23:45.673
  • Who pledged his life to him?
  • 00:23:47.274 --> 00:23:48.776
  • Jonathan.
  • 00:23:48.776 --> 00:23:50.010
  • Because Jonathan saw in David
  • 00:23:50.010 --> 00:23:52.313
  • what was once in him.
  • 00:23:52.546 --> 00:23:55.015
  • Well, that's how I used to live.
  • 00:23:55.015 --> 00:23:57.918
  • I used to climb thosekind of mountains.
  • 00:23:57.918 --> 00:24:00.154
  • I used to live withthat kind of courage.
  • 00:24:00.154 --> 00:24:01.922
  • I used to take thosekinds of risks.
  • 00:24:01.922 --> 00:24:04.158
  • I don't know how I'mgonna get down from this.
  • 00:24:04.825 --> 00:24:06.827
  • (laughter)
  • 00:24:06.827 --> 00:24:09.096
  • Hey, I pray thatsermon ministered to you,
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  • encouraged you,
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  • and now it's time foryou to make a decision.
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  • Maybe you're watching right now
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  • and you're not right with God.
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  • Or maybe you were right with God
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  • but you've kinda drifted.
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  • Maybe you're watching andyou've never let Jesus
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  • truly be Lord of your life.
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  • Today's a great dayto make that step
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  • and say Lord, I surrender.
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  • I'll tell you this.
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  • No matter how dark thingsmay look in your life,
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  • when you invite Jesus Christ
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  • to be Lord of your heart,
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  • Whether you've drifted from him
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  • or whether you'venever known him,
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  • he can change the darknessthat's happening around you.
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  • He can bring hopeand life and joy
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  • and rescue you fromthat pit of depression
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  • that maybe yourheart has sunk into.
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  • Today is a great day
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  • to surrender yourwhole life to Christ.
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  • Say this prayerwith me right now.
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  • Jesus, I surrender to you.
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  • Lord, I'm all yours.
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  • I repent of sin and Ireceive your forgiveness.
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  • God, I choose to followyou the rest of my life.
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  • In Jesus' name, amen.
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  • Hey, if you justprayed that prayer,
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  • I'm celebrating with you.
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  • That is one of the bestdecisions you can make
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