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September 21, 2016
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Matthew Hagee

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  • JOHN HAGEE MINISTRIES HAS BEEN
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  • REACHING OUT TO MILLIONS OF
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  • PEOPLE WORLDWIDE EVERY WEEK,
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  • DELIVERING ALL THE GOSPEL
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  • TO ALL THE WORLD
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  • AND TO ALL GENERATIONS.
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  • PASTOR MATTHEW HAGEE: HELLO.
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  • AND WELCOME TO OUR PROGRAM.
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  • WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SHARE
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  • THIS WONDERFUL MESSAGE
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  • WITH YOU.
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  • KENDAL HAGEE: HAVE YOU EVER
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  • HEARD THE PHRASE,
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  • "TAKING A LEAP OF FAITH"?
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  • PASTOR MATTHEW HAGEE: WE'VE ALL
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  • HAD THE CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE
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  • THAT MOMENT OF UNCERTAINTY
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  • WHEN WE HOPE THAT THE RISK
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  • THAT WE'RE ABOUT TO TAKE
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  • IS WORTH THE REWARD.
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  • YOU KNOW EVERY TIME YOU
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  • TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH,
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  • YOU'RE FACED WITH TWO VERY REAL
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  • FORCES.
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  • ONE IS FEELINGS;
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  • THE OTHER IS FACTS.
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  • FEELINGS OFTEN CREATE DOUBT,
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  • AS YOU FACE, FOR EXAMPLE,
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  • THE FEAR OF FAILURE.
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  • FACTS MAY NOT BE IN YOUR FAVOR.
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  • KENDAL HAGEE: THAT'S RIGHT.
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  • THE GOOD NEWS IS
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  • THERE'S ONE LEAP OF FAITH
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  • THAT YOU CAN TAKE EVERY TIME;
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  • THAT WHEN YOU TAKE THIS
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  • LEAP OF FAITH
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  • YOU'RE JUMPING INTO THE ARMS
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  • OF GOD.
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  • PASTOR MATTHEW HAGEE:
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  • JESUS CHRIST SAID IT THIS WAY,
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  • HAVE FAITH IN GOD.
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  • I ASSURE YOU,
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  • WHEN YOUR FAITH IS BASED
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  • ON GOD'S WORD,
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  • THAT LEAP IS WORTH TAKING.
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  • STAY TUNED FOR TODAY'S SERMON
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  • "A LEAP WORTH TAKING."
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  • DO YOU HAVE A GOD-GIVEN DREAM
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  • OR PROMISE THAT CONTINUES
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  • TO SEEM UNREACHABLE?
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  • HAVE PROBLEMS COME INTO
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  • YOUR LIFE TO DISCOURAGE YOU?
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  • DID YOU KNOW THAT IT'S HOW
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  • YOU RESPOND TO THE PROBLEM
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  • THAT DETERMINES HOW QUICKLY
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  • YOU GET THE PROVISION FROM GOD?
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  • THIS MONTH, FOR YOUR SUPPORT
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  • OF ANY AMOUNT,
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  • WE'LL SEND YOU A COPY
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  • OF PASTOR HAGEE'S MESSAGE
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  • "FIVE STEPS IN SOLVING
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  • THE PROBLEM."
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  • AND FOR YOUR GENEROUS GIFT
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  • OF $150 OR MORE,
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  • WE'LL SEND YOU PASTOR'S
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  • FULL TEACHING SERIES
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  • "PROMISE, PROBLEM, PROVISION"
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  • ALONG WITH AN AUTOGRAPHED,
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  • SPECIAL EDITION, LEATHER-BOUND
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  • COPY OF PASTOR'S 52-WEEK
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  • DEVOTIONAL AND PRAYER JOURNAL
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  • "LIFE LESSONS TO LIVE BY."
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  • PASTOR JOHN HAGEE: I WANT TO
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  • TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY
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  • TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL
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  • OF OUR FRIENDS AND PARTNERS
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  • ACROSS AMERICA FOR ALL THAT
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  • YOU DO IN SO MANY WAYS TO MAKE
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  • IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO SHARE
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  • THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
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  • TO THIS NATION AND TO
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  • THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD.
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  • I LOVE YOU.
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  • THANK YOU.
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  • CALL 1-800-854-9899,
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  • OR VISIT JHM.ORG/PROVISION
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  • TODAY.
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  • CORNERSTONE CHURCH INVITES
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  • YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
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  • TO JOIN US AT
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  • FEAST OF TABERNACLES,
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  • OCTOBER 28TH THROUGH 30TH.
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  • EACH DAY, ALL DAY,
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  • THERE WILL BE A MIDWAY FULL
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  • OF GAMES, FOOD AND FREE RIDES.
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  • FRIDAY EVENING,
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  • WE WILL HAVE SPECIAL GUEST
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  • SPEAKER, MAX LUCADO.
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  • SATURDAY EVENING FEATURING
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  • PASTOR MATT HAGEE;
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  • SUNDAY MORNING FEATURING
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  • PASTOR JOHN HAGEE;
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  • AND SUNDAY EVENING FOR OUR
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  • NIGHT TO HONOR ISRAEL
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  • FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST,
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  • JOHN BOLTON.
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  • MARK YOUR CALENDAR.
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  • THIS IS GOING TO BE AN EXCITING
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  • EVENT YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS.
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  • FOR MORE INFO,
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  • CALL 1-800-854-9899,
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  • OR VISIT JHM.ORG.
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  • I HAVE NO IDEA HOW I'M GOING TO
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  • GET ALL OF THIS DONE.
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  • I WILL NEVER BE AS GOOD AS MY
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  • MOM WAS.
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  • HOW ARE WE GOING TO PAY THESE
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  • BILLS?
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  • WHAT WILL MY HUSBAND DO WHEN HE
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  • FINDS OUT?
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  • THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING TO ME.
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  • FEELINGS, YOU CAN'T HIDE FROM
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  • THEM.
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  • THEY ARE THERE.
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  • THEY ARE REAL.
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  • BUT THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE IN
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  • CONTROL.
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  • WE GOT YOUR RESULTS BACK AND
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  • UH, HERE'S WHAT YOU'RE FACING.
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  • I'M SORRY.
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  • THERE'S JUST NOTHING MORE THAT
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  • THEY CAN DO.
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  • YOU JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M
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  • GOING THROUGH OUT THERE.
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  • YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND MY NEEDS.
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  • FACTS, THE OLD SAYING GOES,
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  • "YOU HAVE TO FACE THE FACTS."
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  • BUT HOW?
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  • PASTOR JOHN HAGEE: WHEN YOUR
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  • FAITH IS GREATER THAN YOUR
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  • CRITIC'S, YOU'RE STRONGER THAN
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  • THEY ARE.
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  • BECAUSE WHEN GOD IS WITH YOU,
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  • NO ONE CAN BE AGAINST YOU!
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  • PASTOR MATTHEW HAGEE: IN FAITH,
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  • THEY BELIEVED IN THE POWER
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  • OF GOD, AND THEY SUBDUED
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  • KINGDOMS.
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  • IN FAITH, THEY RECEIVED THE
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  • WORD OF GOD, AND SAW THE DEAD
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  • BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE.
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  • IN FAITH, THEY SPOKE THE WORD
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  • OF GOD, AND THEY TURNED AWAY
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  • INVADING ARMIES.
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  • AND WHEN YOU PUT YOUR FAITH IN
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  • GOD, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!
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  • FEELINGS, FAITH, AND FACTS.
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  • YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME
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  • AGAIN.
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  • MUSIC
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  • PASTOR MATTHEW HAGEE: WOULD
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  • YOU STAND FOR THE READING OF
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  • GOD'S WORD?
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  • AND IF YOU BROUGHT YOUR BIBLES,
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  • TURN THEM TO HEBREWS 12:1 AND
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  • 2, AS THIS MORNING WE CONCLUDE
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  • THE SERIES "FEELINGS, FAITH,
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  • AND FACTS" WITH THE SERMON
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  • "A LEAP WORTH TAKING."
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  • TWO WEEKS AGO,
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  • WE DISCUSSED THE TOPIC OF
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  • FEELINGS.
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  • AND WE DISCOVERED THAT WHEN IT
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  • COMES TO FEELINGS, THERE IS NO
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  • PLACE TO HIDE.
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  • EVERYONE HAS FEELINGS.
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  • THEY'RE THERE WHETHER YOU ADMIT
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  • THEM OR NOT.
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  • JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE FEELINGS
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  • DOESN'T MEAN THAT FEELINGS HAVE
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  • TO RUN YOUR LIFE.
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  • LAST WEEK,
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  • WE LOOKED AT FACTS.
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  • AND PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT
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  • THING WE CAME TO UNDERSTAND
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  • ABOUT FACTS IS THAT IN SPITE OF
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  • THEIR REALITY, THE UNSEEN FACTS
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  • ARE GREATER THAN THE SEEN
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  • FACTS.
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  • IN SPITE OF WHAT YOU SEE
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  • HAPPENING IN YOUR LIFE, THERE
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  • IS AN UNSEEN GOD, WHO IS
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  • GREATER THAN WHO YOU CAN SEE.
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  • IF YOU BELIEVE THAT,
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  • SAY, AMEN.
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  • AMEN.
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  • TODAY WE DISCUSS
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  • "A LEAP WORTH TAKING."
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU'VE EVER HEARD
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  • SOMEONE SAY,
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  • "TAKING A LEAP OF FAITH"?
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  • THAT'S THE MOMENT WHEN YOU'VE
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  • CALCULATED THE RISKS, AND
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  • YOU'VE LOOKED AT THE REWARDS,
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  • AND YOU HOPE THAT WHERE YOU
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  • LAND IS WHERE YOU WANT TO BE;
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  • THAT WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS GOING
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  • TO MEET OR EXCEED YOUR
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  • EXPECTATIONS.
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  • IT IS THAT UNKNOWN, IN WHICH
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  • YOU HAVE TO DECIDE WITHIN
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  • YOURSELF WHETHER OR NOT YOU
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  • HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO GET WHERE
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  • YOU WANT TO GO.
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  • WHEN IT COMES TO TAKING THE
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  • LEAP OF FAITH, THERE ARE OFTEN
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  • TIMES THAT FEELINGS WILL CAUSE
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  • YOU TO DOUBT WHETHER OR NOT
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  • YOU ARE ADEQUATE TO MAKE THE
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  • LEAP THAT YOU'RE ABOUT TO TAKE.
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  • SOMETIMES IT'S NOT FEELINGS;
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  • SOMETIMES IT'S FACTS.
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  • WHENEVER YOU BEGIN TO DISCUSS
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  • THE THING THAT YOU BELIEVE GOD
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  • IS LEADING YOU TO DO, NO MATTER
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  • WHAT IT HAPPENS TO BE, HOW MANY
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  • OF YOU HAVE NOTICED THAT THERE
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  • ARE NO SHORTAGE OF PEOPLE WHO
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  • WANT TO SHARE NEGATIVE
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  • STATISTICS ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE
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  • THINKING ABOUT?
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  • I'M THINKING ABOUT STARTING A
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  • BUSINESS.
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  • SEVEN OUT OF TEN GO OUT OF
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  • BUSINESS.
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  • (LAUGHTER)
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  • I'M THINKING ABOUT GETTING
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  • MARRIED.
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  • SIX OUT OF TEN FAIL IN
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  • MARRIAGE.
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  • I'M THINKING ABOUT BREATHING.
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  • ONE OUT OF ONE DIES.
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  • (LAUGHTER)
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  • THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF FACTS
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  • THAT YOU CAN GO TO THAT WILL
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  • TALK YOU OUT OF DOING WHAT
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  • GOD WANTS YOU TO DO.
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  • BUT TODAY,
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  • I'M HERE TO TELL YOU THAT WHEN
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  • IT COMES TO TAKING A LEAP OF
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  • FAITH, AS LONG AS THAT LEAP OF
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  • FAITH IS LANDING IN THE ARMS OF
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  • A LOVING GOD, IT IS A LEAP THAT
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  • IS WORTH TAKING.
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  • EVEN THOUGH YOU MAY FEEL LIKE
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  • YOU'RE AFRAID YOU'RE GOING TO
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  • FAIL, I'M HERE TO TELL YOU THAT
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  • GOD HAS NEVER FAILED, AND HE
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  • WILL NOT START FAILING WITH
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  • YOU.
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  • EVEN IF YOU DON'T LIKE WHAT
  • 00:06:21.270 --> 00:06:23.090
  • OTHER PEOPLE ARE TELLING YOU
  • 00:06:23.090 --> 00:06:24.180
  • ABOUT WHAT GOD IS LEADING YOU
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  • TO, IF GOD IS FOR YOU, THEN WHO
  • 00:06:26.010 --> 00:06:28.230
  • CAN BE AGAINST YOU?
  • 00:06:28.230 --> 00:06:30.060
  • EVEN IF YOUR PAST EXPERIENCES
  • 00:06:30.060 --> 00:06:32.180
  • HAVE OVERWHELMED YOUR TODAY,
  • 00:06:32.180 --> 00:06:34.240
  • AND THEY'RE INHIBITING YOU FROM
  • 00:06:34.240 --> 00:06:36.060
  • GOING FORWARD INTO TOMORROW, I
  • 00:06:36.060 --> 00:06:38.040
  • WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU CAN
  • 00:06:38.040 --> 00:06:39.140
  • DO WHAT JESUS SAID WHEN HE
  • 00:06:39.140 --> 00:06:41.070
  • MENTIONED, "HAVE FAITH IN GOD."
  • 00:06:41.070 --> 00:06:43.250
  • HAVE FAITH IN A GOD, WHO MAKES
  • 00:06:43.250 --> 00:06:45.200
  • A WAY WHERE THERE SEEMS TO BE
  • 00:06:45.200 --> 00:06:47.080
  • NO WAY.
  • 00:06:47.080 --> 00:06:48.020
  • HAVE FAITH IN A GOD, WHO CAN
  • 00:06:48.020 --> 00:06:49.200
  • RIDE ON THE WINGS OF THE RAGING
  • 00:06:49.200 --> 00:06:51.160
  • STORM TO COME MEET YOUR NEED.
  • 00:06:51.160 --> 00:06:53.210
  • HAVE FAITH IN A GOD, WHO CAN
  • 00:06:53.210 --> 00:06:55.040
  • MAKE THE IMPOSSIBLE INTO A
  • 00:06:55.040 --> 00:06:57.050
  • POSSIBILITY, BECAUSE HE IS THE
  • 00:06:57.050 --> 00:06:59.070
  • KIND OF GOD THAT CAN DO
  • 00:06:59.070 --> 00:07:00.160
  • EXCEEDINGLY AND ABUNDANTLY,
  • 00:07:00.160 --> 00:07:02.120
  • ABOVE ALL YOU COULD ASK OR
  • 00:07:02.120 --> 00:07:03.280
  • THINK.
  • 00:07:03.280 --> 00:07:04.160
  • HAVE FAITH IN GOD!
  • 00:07:04.160 --> 00:07:07.050
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:07:08.110 --> 00:07:11.110
  • TODAY WE DISCUSS TAKING THE
  • 00:07:11.110 --> 00:07:13.190
  • LEAP AND THE GOD WHO WILL NOT
  • 00:07:13.190 --> 00:07:15.280
  • FAIL YOU.
  • 00:07:15.280 --> 00:07:17.160
  • READ WITH ME, HEBREWS 12:1
  • 00:07:17.160 --> 00:07:19.100
  • AND 2.
  • 00:07:19.100 --> 00:07:19.280
  • IF YOU'RE THERE, SAY AMEN.
  • 00:07:19.280 --> 00:07:21.000
  • AMEN.
  • 00:07:21.000 --> 00:07:21.290
  • THEREFORE, WE ALSO SINCE WE
  • 00:07:22.000 --> 00:07:25.000
  • ARE SURROUNDED BY SO GREAT A
  • 00:07:25.000 --> 00:07:27.010
  • CLOUD OF WITNESSES,
  • 00:07:27.010 --> 00:07:28.290
  • LET US LAY ASIDE EVERY WEIGHT
  • 00:07:28.290 --> 00:07:31.290
  • AND THE SIN, WHICH SO EASILY
  • 00:07:31.290 --> 00:07:34.130
  • ENSNARES US.
  • 00:07:34.130 --> 00:07:36.010
  • AND LET US RUN WITH ENDURANCE
  • 00:07:36.010 --> 00:07:38.070
  • THE RACE THAT IS SET BEFORE US,
  • 00:07:38.070 --> 00:07:41.070
  • LOOKING UNTO JESUS, THE AUTHOR
  • 00:07:41.080 --> 00:07:44.080
  • AND THE FINISHER OF OUR FAITH,
  • 00:07:44.080 --> 00:07:46.150
  • WHO FOR THE JOY THAT WAS SET
  • 00:07:46.150 --> 00:07:48.180
  • BEFORE HIM ENDURED THE CROSS,
  • 00:07:48.220 --> 00:07:51.220
  • DESPISING THE SHAME, AND HAS
  • 00:07:51.220 --> 00:07:54.020
  • SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF
  • 00:07:54.020 --> 00:07:56.140
  • THE THRONE OF GOD.
  • 00:07:56.140 --> 00:07:58.170
  • HEAVENLY FATHER, LET US, FROM
  • 00:07:58.170 --> 00:07:59.230
  • YOUR WORD TODAY, UNDERSTAND
  • 00:07:59.230 --> 00:08:02.100
  • WHAT IT MEANS TO LOOK TO JESUS,
  • 00:08:02.100 --> 00:08:05.010
  • TO TRUST IN GOD, AND TO TAKE
  • 00:08:05.010 --> 00:08:07.160
  • THE LEAP OF FAITH THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:08:07.160 --> 00:08:09.120
  • CALLING EACH OF US TO TAKE.
  • 00:08:09.120 --> 00:08:11.190
  • IN JESUS' NAME, WE PRAY.
  • 00:08:11.190 --> 00:08:12.260
  • AND ALL OF GOD'S CHILDREN SAID,
  • 00:08:12.260 --> 00:08:14.000
  • PRAISE THE LORD.
  • 00:08:14.000 --> 00:08:15.030
  • PRAISE THE LORD.
  • 00:08:15.030 --> 00:08:15.240
  • YOU MAY BE SEATED.
  • 00:08:15.240 --> 00:08:18.100
  • WHEN IT COMES TO TAKING A LEAP
  • 00:08:18.100 --> 00:08:19.190
  • OF FAITH, IT'S NOT A MATTER OF
  • 00:08:19.190 --> 00:08:21.160
  • FACT; IT'S A MATTER OF FOCUS.
  • 00:08:22.260 --> 00:08:25.260
  • WHEN IT COMES TIME FOR YOU TO
  • 00:08:25.260 --> 00:08:27.120
  • ABANDON ALL THAT YOU THINK
  • 00:08:27.120 --> 00:08:29.180
  • KEEPS YOU FROM DOING GOD'S
  • 00:08:29.180 --> 00:08:30.270
  • BEST, YOU NEED TO RECOGNIZE
  • 00:08:30.270 --> 00:08:32.210
  • THAT YOU CANNOT LOOK TO THE
  • 00:08:32.210 --> 00:08:34.000
  • FACTS; YOU HAVE TO FOCUS ON
  • 00:08:34.000 --> 00:08:36.090
  • JESUS.
  • 00:08:36.090 --> 00:08:38.000
  • THIS IS WHY PAUL IN HEBREWS
  • 00:08:38.000 --> 00:08:39.200
  • 12:2 TELLS US: LOOKING UNTO
  • 00:08:39.200 --> 00:08:42.160
  • JESUS.
  • 00:08:42.160 --> 00:08:43.040
  • SAY THAT WITH ME, LOOKING UNTO
  • 00:08:43.040 --> 00:08:45.060
  • JESUS.
  • 00:08:45.060 --> 00:08:47.020
  • THE GREATEST CHALLENGE THAT WE
  • 00:08:47.020 --> 00:08:48.170
  • OFTEN FACE IS A LACK OF FOCUS
  • 00:08:48.170 --> 00:08:50.260
  • IN OUR LIFE.
  • 00:08:50.260 --> 00:08:51.150
  • HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE EVER LOST
  • 00:08:51.150 --> 00:08:53.070
  • FOCUS?
  • 00:08:53.070 --> 00:08:55.110
  • WE GET DISTRACTED.
  • 00:08:55.110 --> 00:08:57.040
  • WE DIVERT OUR ATTENTION.
  • 00:08:57.040 --> 00:08:58.290
  • RATHER THAN LOCK IN ON WHAT WE
  • 00:08:58.290 --> 00:09:01.000
  • ARE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH, WE
  • 00:09:01.000 --> 00:09:02.250
  • ALLOW ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING
  • 00:09:02.250 --> 00:09:04.120
  • THAT SURROUNDS US TO DIVERT OUR
  • 00:09:04.120 --> 00:09:05.290
  • ATTENTION UNTIL SUDDENLY WE
  • 00:09:05.290 --> 00:09:07.220
  • FORGET WHAT WE WERE TRYING TO
  • 00:09:07.220 --> 00:09:08.290
  • DO IN THE FIRST PLACE.
  • 00:09:08.290 --> 00:09:11.170
  • NOT ONLY IS THIS A REALITY WHEN
  • 00:09:11.170 --> 00:09:12.230
  • YOU'RE GOING DOWN 1604 --
  • 00:09:12.230 --> 00:09:15.040
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:09:15.040 --> 00:09:16.140
  • -- BUT IT'S A REALITY IN YOUR
  • 00:09:16.140 --> 00:09:18.210
  • WALK OF FAITH.
  • 00:09:18.210 --> 00:09:21.020
  • SO PAUL GIVES US VERY CLEAR
  • 00:09:21.020 --> 00:09:22.140
  • INSTRUCTION.
  • 00:09:22.140 --> 00:09:23.080
  • WHEN IT COMES TO TAKING THE
  • 00:09:23.080 --> 00:09:24.080
  • LEAP OF FAITH, FOCUS ON
  • 00:09:24.080 --> 00:09:26.070
  • JESUS CHRIST, BECAUSE HE IS THE
  • 00:09:26.070 --> 00:09:27.270
  • AUTHOR AND HE IS THE FINISHER
  • 00:09:27.270 --> 00:09:30.150
  • OF OUR FAITH.
  • 00:09:30.150 --> 00:09:33.010
  • WHEN YOU READ THE BIBLE, IT
  • 00:09:33.010 --> 00:09:34.100
  • SAYS: IN HIM WE LIVE, AND IN
  • 00:09:34.100 --> 00:09:35.240
  • HIM WE MOVE, AND IN HIM WE HAVE
  • 00:09:35.240 --> 00:09:38.080
  • OUR BEING.
  • 00:09:38.080 --> 00:09:38.270
  • WHEN YOU READ THE WORDS OF
  • 00:09:38.270 --> 00:09:39.280
  • JESUS CHRIST, HE SAID IN JOHN
  • 00:09:39.280 --> 00:09:41.270
  • 15: APART FROM ME, YOU CAN DO
  • 00:09:41.270 --> 00:09:44.000
  • NOTHING.
  • 00:09:44.000 --> 00:09:44.200
  • JAMES TOLD THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 00:09:44.200 --> 00:09:46.050
  • CHURCH THAT EVERY GOOD AND
  • 00:09:46.050 --> 00:09:47.260
  • EVERY PERFECT GIFT COMES FROM
  • 00:09:47.260 --> 00:09:49.110
  • ABOVE.
  • 00:09:49.110 --> 00:09:50.020
  • SO THE REALITY OF IT IS THAT
  • 00:09:50.020 --> 00:09:51.170
  • EVERYTHING YOU ARE, EVERYTHING
  • 00:09:51.170 --> 00:09:53.040
  • THAT YOU WILL EVER BEING, AND
  • 00:09:53.040 --> 00:09:54.100
  • EVERYTHING THAT YOU HOPE TO
  • 00:09:54.100 --> 00:09:55.170
  • ACCOMPLISH, IT ALL COMES IN
  • 00:09:55.170 --> 00:09:57.200
  • THROUGH AND BY JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:09:58.030 --> 00:10:01.030
  • THEREFORE, THERE'S NO OTHER
  • 00:10:01.030 --> 00:10:01.290
  • PLACE TO LOOK.
  • 00:10:01.290 --> 00:10:03.260
  • IN THIS SERIES, WE'VE DECIDED
  • 00:10:03.260 --> 00:10:05.090
  • IF WE'RE GOING TO OVERCOME
  • 00:10:05.090 --> 00:10:06.110
  • THE FEELINGS THAT WE HAVE, WE
  • 00:10:06.110 --> 00:10:07.210
  • HAVE TO TAKE DAILY BREAD, AND
  • 00:10:07.210 --> 00:10:09.260
  • WE HAVE TO DENY OURSELVES ON
  • 00:10:09.260 --> 00:10:11.120
  • A DAILY BASIS.
  • 00:10:11.120 --> 00:10:12.180
  • IF WE'RE GOING TO OVERCOME THE
  • 00:10:12.180 --> 00:10:13.290
  • FACTS THAT WE'RE FACING, WE'VE
  • 00:10:13.290 --> 00:10:15.170
  • GOT TO TAKE DAILY BREAD,
  • 00:10:15.170 --> 00:10:17.040
  • AND WE'VE GOT TO DENY OURSELVES
  • 00:10:17.040 --> 00:10:18.150
  • ON A DAILY BASIS.
  • 00:10:18.150 --> 00:10:19.230
  • WELL, IF WE ARE GOING TO FOCUS
  • 00:10:19.230 --> 00:10:21.070
  • ON JESUS, YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT
  • 00:10:21.070 --> 00:10:23.010
  • YOU HAVE TO FOCUS ON HIM ON A
  • 00:10:23.010 --> 00:10:25.020
  • DAILY BASIS.
  • 00:10:25.020 --> 00:10:27.080
  • YOU JUST CAN'T GAIN FOCUS FOR
  • 00:10:27.080 --> 00:10:28.290
  • AN HOUR AND A HALF ON SUNDAY
  • 00:10:28.290 --> 00:10:30.160
  • AND LIVE YOUR LIFE DISTRACTED
  • 00:10:30.160 --> 00:10:32.100
  • THE REST OF THE WEEK.
  • 00:10:32.100 --> 00:10:34.150
  • HE MAY DO SOMETHING TO GET YOUR
  • 00:10:34.150 --> 00:10:36.010
  • ATTENTION IN THE SERVICE ON
  • 00:10:36.010 --> 00:10:37.140
  • SUNDAY.
  • 00:10:37.140 --> 00:10:38.020
  • BUT ONCE HE'S GOT YOUR
  • 00:10:38.020 --> 00:10:39.000
  • ATTENTION, GIVE IT TO HIM
  • 00:10:39.000 --> 00:10:40.190
  • COMPLETELY.
  • 00:10:40.190 --> 00:10:41.280
  • WHEN WE LOOK TO HIM, WE SEE
  • 00:10:41.280 --> 00:10:43.130
  • A PROVIDER THAT IS GREATER
  • 00:10:43.130 --> 00:10:45.010
  • THAN OUR NEED.
  • 00:10:45.010 --> 00:10:46.000
  • WHEN WE GET DISTRACTED BY
  • 00:10:46.000 --> 00:10:47.090
  • THE THINGS OF THE WORLD,
  • 00:10:47.090 --> 00:10:48.140
  • ALL WE SEE IS SCARCITY.
  • 00:10:48.140 --> 00:10:50.170
  • WHEN WE LOOK TO JESUS, WE SEE
  • 00:10:50.170 --> 00:10:52.080
  • A COUNSELOR, WHO HAS SAID THAT
  • 00:10:52.080 --> 00:10:54.030
  • HE WILL KEEP US IN PERFECT
  • 00:10:54.030 --> 00:10:55.130
  • PEACE.
  • 00:10:55.130 --> 00:10:56.080
  • WHEN WE LOOK TO THE THINGS
  • 00:10:56.080 --> 00:10:57.100
  • OF THIS WORLD, WE GET DISTRACTED
  • 00:10:57.100 --> 00:10:59.030
  • WITH QUESTIONS,
  • 00:10:59.030 --> 00:11:00.060
  • AND LOSE FOCUS.
  • 00:11:00.060 --> 00:11:01.080
  • AND RATHER THAN KNOWING WHAT
  • 00:11:01.080 --> 00:11:02.120
  • TO DO, WE'RE IN SEARCH OF
  • 00:11:02.120 --> 00:11:03.280
  • SOLUTIONS.
  • 00:11:03.280 --> 00:11:05.270
  • WHEN YOU LOOK TO JESUS, YOU SEE
  • 00:11:05.270 --> 00:11:07.170
  • A SAVIOR, NOT ONLY A SAVIOR WHO
  • 00:11:07.170 --> 00:11:09.290
  • PAID THE PRICE OF SIN, BUT A
  • 00:11:09.290 --> 00:11:11.270
  • SAVIOR WHO GAVE YOU POWER OVER
  • 00:11:11.270 --> 00:11:13.230
  • SIN.
  • 00:11:13.230 --> 00:11:15.080
  • WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
  • 00:11:15.080 --> 00:11:17.060
  • ROMANS 6:23, IT SAYS THAT THE
  • 00:11:17.060 --> 00:11:19.190
  • WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH.
  • 00:11:19.190 --> 00:11:21.220
  • SAY THAT WITH ME, THE WAGES OF
  • 00:11:21.220 --> 00:11:23.150
  • SIN IS DEATH.
  • 00:11:23.150 --> 00:11:24.220
  • THE SIN YOU COMMITTED EARNED
  • 00:11:24.220 --> 00:11:26.120
  • YOU A WAGE.
  • 00:11:26.120 --> 00:11:27.160
  • AND THE WORLD WAS GOING TO PAY
  • 00:11:27.160 --> 00:11:29.040
  • YOU THAT WAGE UPON YOUR DEATH
  • 00:11:29.040 --> 00:11:30.230
  • BED.
  • 00:11:30.230 --> 00:11:32.040
  • BUT JESUS CHRIST BOUGHT YOU
  • 00:11:32.040 --> 00:11:33.260
  • WITH A PRICE.
  • 00:11:33.260 --> 00:11:34.200
  • HE DIED YOUR DEATH; THAT SIN'S
  • 00:11:34.200 --> 00:11:36.270
  • ACCOUNT AGAINST YOU MIGHT BE
  • 00:11:36.270 --> 00:11:38.130
  • SETTLED.
  • 00:11:38.130 --> 00:11:39.280
  • NOT ONLY DID HE PAY THE PRICE
  • 00:11:39.280 --> 00:11:41.190
  • THAT SIN HAD ON YOUR HEAD, BUT
  • 00:11:41.190 --> 00:11:43.100
  • HE GAVE YOU POWER OVER THE SIN
  • 00:11:43.100 --> 00:11:45.170
  • IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:11:45.170 --> 00:11:47.140
  • MANY PEOPLE COME TO JESUS
  • 00:11:47.140 --> 00:11:48.190
  • CHRIST AS A SAVIOR, WHICH MEANS
  • 00:11:48.190 --> 00:11:50.180
  • THAT WE'VE RECEIVED THE PRICE
  • 00:11:50.180 --> 00:11:52.110
  • OF SIN.
  • 00:11:52.110 --> 00:11:53.050
  • BUT THEN THEY ALLOW THE POWER
  • 00:11:53.050 --> 00:11:54.210
  • OF SIN TO REMAIN IN THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:11:54.210 --> 00:11:56.120
  • SIN TELLS YOU TO DRINK; YOU
  • 00:11:56.120 --> 00:11:57.260
  • DRINK.
  • 00:11:57.260 --> 00:11:58.110
  • SIN TELLS YOU TO ACT UP; YOU
  • 00:11:58.110 --> 00:11:59.210
  • ACT UP.
  • 00:11:59.210 --> 00:12:00.140
  • SIN TELLS YOU TO LOSE YOUR
  • 00:12:00.140 --> 00:12:01.120
  • TEMPER; YOU LOSE YOUR TEMPER.
  • 00:12:01.120 --> 00:12:03.010
  • BUT TODAY WHEN YOU LOOK TO
  • 00:12:03.010 --> 00:12:04.130
  • JESUS, NOT ONLY DO YOU SEE A
  • 00:12:04.130 --> 00:12:06.050
  • SAVIOR WHO HAS PAID THE PRICE
  • 00:12:06.050 --> 00:12:08.040
  • OF SIN, BUT YOU SEE A SAVIOR
  • 00:12:08.040 --> 00:12:09.260
  • WHO HAS GIVEN YOU POWER OVER
  • 00:12:09.260 --> 00:12:11.150
  • SIN.
  • 00:12:11.150 --> 00:12:12.050
  • TODAY, BECAUSE OF WHAT JESUS
  • 00:12:12.050 --> 00:12:14.010
  • HAS DONE, YOU HAVE POWER OVER
  • 00:12:14.010 --> 00:12:16.030
  • ADDICTION.
  • 00:12:16.030 --> 00:12:16.280
  • YOU HAVE POWER OVER FEAR.
  • 00:12:16.280 --> 00:12:18.260
  • YOU HAVE POWER OVER INIQUITY.
  • 00:12:18.260 --> 00:12:20.240
  • YOU HAVE POWER OVER BITTERNESS.
  • 00:12:20.240 --> 00:12:22.250
  • YOU HAVE POWER OVER THE WORLD,
  • 00:12:22.250 --> 00:12:24.140
  • THE FLESH, AND THE DEVIL.
  • 00:12:24.140 --> 00:12:25.210
  • YOU HAVE THE KIND OF POWER THAT
  • 00:12:25.210 --> 00:12:27.090
  • GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO
  • 00:12:27.090 --> 00:12:28.210
  • SAY THAT WHOM THE SON SETS FREE
  • 00:12:28.210 --> 00:12:31.170
  • IS FREE INDEED!
  • 00:12:31.170 --> 00:12:34.030
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:12:36.030 --> 00:12:39.030
  • IF YOU'RE IN THIS SANCTUARY,
  • 00:12:39.030 --> 00:12:41.140
  • DON'T BE DISTRACTED BY YOUR
  • 00:12:41.140 --> 00:12:43.020
  • FEELINGS NOR YOUR FACTS,
  • 00:12:43.020 --> 00:12:45.010
  • BUT LOOK TO JESUS.
  • 00:12:45.010 --> 00:12:46.260
  • IF YOU'RE FACING AN IMPOSSIBLE
  • 00:12:46.260 --> 00:12:48.060
  • MOUNTAIN OF FACTS THAT ARE TOO
  • 00:12:48.060 --> 00:12:49.280
  • BIG TO BE DENIED, THAT ARE TOO
  • 00:12:49.280 --> 00:12:51.210
  • HEAVY TO MOVE, LOOK TO JESUS,
  • 00:12:51.210 --> 00:12:54.040
  • BECAUSE IS A MOUNTAIN MOVER.
  • 00:12:54.040 --> 00:12:56.020
  • IF YOU'RE FACING A STORM THAT'S
  • 00:12:56.020 --> 00:12:57.200
  • COMING YOUR DIRECTION, AND IT'S
  • 00:12:57.200 --> 00:12:59.080
  • GOING TO STEAL YOUR PEACE,
  • 00:12:59.080 --> 00:13:01.000
  • DON'T BE DISTRACTED BY THE
  • 00:13:01.000 --> 00:13:02.080
  • STORM.
  • 00:13:02.080 --> 00:13:03.000
  • BUT LOOK TO JESUS, WHO RIDES ON
  • 00:13:03.000 --> 00:13:04.270
  • THE WINGS OF THE STORM.
  • 00:13:04.270 --> 00:13:06.070
  • IF YOU'RE FACING AN ARMY THAT'S
  • 00:13:06.070 --> 00:13:07.230
  • GREATER THAN YOU CAN FACE, AND
  • 00:13:07.230 --> 00:13:09.160
  • THEY'RE MARCHING IN ONE
  • 00:13:09.160 --> 00:13:10.180
  • DIRECTION AT YOU, LOOK TO
  • 00:13:10.180 --> 00:13:12.160
  • JESUS, BECAUSE HE PROMISED WHEN
  • 00:13:12.160 --> 00:13:14.130
  • THEY COME ONE WAY, HE'LL CAUSE
  • 00:13:14.130 --> 00:13:16.080
  • THEM TO FLEE SEVEN WAYS.
  • 00:13:16.080 --> 00:13:18.040
  • IF YOU'RE GOING INTO THE FIRE,
  • 00:13:18.040 --> 00:13:19.220
  • LOOK TO JESUS.
  • 00:13:19.220 --> 00:13:20.290
  • HE'LL BE IN THE FLAMES WAITING
  • 00:13:20.290 --> 00:13:22.070
  • FOR YOU.
  • 00:13:22.070 --> 00:13:22.290
  • IF YOU'RE WALKING IN A VALLEY,
  • 00:13:22.290 --> 00:13:24.130
  • LOOK TO JESUS.
  • 00:13:24.130 --> 00:13:25.160
  • HE'S THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD IN
  • 00:13:25.160 --> 00:13:26.260
  • THE DARKEST PLACE.
  • 00:13:26.260 --> 00:13:28.020
  • IF YOU'RE GOING INTO BATTLE,
  • 00:13:28.020 --> 00:13:29.140
  • LOOK TO JESUS; FOR HE IS GOD
  • 00:13:29.140 --> 00:13:31.190
  • OUR BANNER IN BATTLE, AND THE
  • 00:13:31.190 --> 00:13:33.100
  • VICTORY IS YOURS!
  • 00:13:33.100 --> 00:13:35.190
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:13:37.190 --> 00:13:40.190
  • CAN I GET A WITNESS?
  • 00:13:41.060 --> 00:13:44.060
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:13:44.060 --> 00:13:46.140
  • I WASN'T TALKING TO Y'ALL.
  • 00:13:46.160 --> 00:13:49.160
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:13:49.160 --> 00:13:50.250
  • YOU DID GOOD THOUGH; YOU TOOK
  • 00:13:50.250 --> 00:13:51.270
  • THE BAIT.
  • 00:13:51.270 --> 00:13:53.140
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:13:53.140 --> 00:13:54.050
  • YOU SEE PAUL, IN HEBREWS 12,
  • 00:13:54.140 --> 00:13:57.140
  • HE IS WRITING TO A GROUP OF
  • 00:13:57.140 --> 00:13:59.100
  • BELIEVERS.
  • 00:13:59.100 --> 00:14:01.270
  • THEY ARE HEBREWS, WHO HAVE
  • 00:14:01.270 --> 00:14:04.130
  • COMMITTED THEIR FAITH TO
  • 00:14:04.130 --> 00:14:05.130
  • JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:14:05.130 --> 00:14:08.080
  • AND IT'S A VERY HARD THING FOR
  • 00:14:08.080 --> 00:14:09.220
  • THEM TO DO, BECAUSE ROME IS
  • 00:14:09.220 --> 00:14:11.090
  • STACKING THEM UP,
  • 00:14:11.090 --> 00:14:12.140
  • AND IMPRISONING THEM,
  • 00:14:12.140 --> 00:14:13.210
  • AND PUTTING THEM IN COLISEUMS
  • 00:14:13.210 --> 00:14:15.130
  • TO BE FED TO LIONS, AND CUTTING
  • 00:14:15.130 --> 00:14:16.280
  • THEIR HEADS OFF, AND
  • 00:14:16.280 --> 00:14:17.250
  • PERSECUTING THEM IN VERY REAL
  • 00:14:17.250 --> 00:14:20.010
  • WAYS, NOT GOT-MY-PARKING-SPOT
  • 00:14:20.010 --> 00:14:22.000
  • PERSECUTION, BUT LIFE AND
  • 00:14:22.000 --> 00:14:23.090
  • DEATH.
  • 00:14:23.200 --> 00:14:26.200
  • IT'S A WORLD OF DISTRACTION.
  • 00:14:26.200 --> 00:14:28.100
  • AND PAUL SAYS: LOOK TO JESUS.
  • 00:14:30.100 --> 00:14:33.100
  • AND YOU SAY, I JUST DON'T KNOW
  • 00:14:33.100 --> 00:14:34.040
  • IF I CAN.
  • 00:14:34.040 --> 00:14:36.130
  • AND SO PAUL, BEING A PERSON WHO
  • 00:14:36.130 --> 00:14:38.210
  • STUDIED THE LAW, IN ORDER TO
  • 00:14:38.210 --> 00:14:40.060
  • MAKE HIS CASE, LIKE ALL GOOD
  • 00:14:40.060 --> 00:14:41.230
  • ATTORNEYS, HE STARTS TO CALL
  • 00:14:41.230 --> 00:14:43.080
  • WITNESSES, WHO CAN VOUCH FOR
  • 00:14:43.080 --> 00:14:45.010
  • THE CHARACTER OF CHRIST.
  • 00:14:45.100 --> 00:14:48.100
  • HE BEGINS HIS LITANY OF
  • 00:14:48.100 --> 00:14:49.240
  • WITNESSES BY LETTING US KNOW,
  • 00:14:49.240 --> 00:14:51.200
  • THEREFORE, WE ALSO.
  • 00:14:51.200 --> 00:14:54.170
  • THAT'S HOW HEBREWS 12:1 BEGINS.
  • 00:14:54.170 --> 00:14:56.110
  • IT SAYS: THEREFORE, WE ALSO.
  • 00:14:56.110 --> 00:14:58.060
  • SAY THAT WITH ME, THEREFORE,
  • 00:14:58.060 --> 00:15:00.140
  • WE ALSO.
  • 00:15:00.140 --> 00:15:01.020
  • IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND WHAT
  • 00:15:01.020 --> 00:15:02.290
  • THAT MEANS, WE HAVE TO DECIDE,
  • 00:15:02.290 --> 00:15:04.240
  • THEREFORE, WE ALSO -- WHAT?
  • 00:15:04.240 --> 00:15:07.220
  • HE'S CONNECTED THIS CONCEPT OF
  • 00:15:07.220 --> 00:15:09.270
  • "LOOKING TO JESUS" TO SOMETHING
  • 00:15:09.270 --> 00:15:11.090
  • ELSE.
  • 00:15:11.090 --> 00:15:12.010
  • AND SO WE FLIP TO HEBREWS 11,
  • 00:15:12.010 --> 00:15:14.040
  • AND THERE WE SEE A ROLL CALL OF
  • 00:15:14.040 --> 00:15:16.050
  • INDIVIDUALS, WHO LIVE THEIR
  • 00:15:16.050 --> 00:15:17.290
  • LIVES IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY
  • 00:15:17.290 --> 00:15:19.150
  • WOULD COME AND TESTIFY TO US
  • 00:15:19.150 --> 00:15:21.080
  • TODAY OF WHAT GOD CAN DO WHEN A
  • 00:15:21.080 --> 00:15:23.180
  • MAN FOCUSES ON HIM.
  • 00:15:23.270 --> 00:15:26.270
  • NOW THE REASON I SAY, "IT'S
  • 00:15:26.270 --> 00:15:28.040
  • WHAT GOD CAN DO WHEN A MAN
  • 00:15:28.040 --> 00:15:30.050
  • FOCUSES ON HIM" IS THAT OFTEN
  • 00:15:30.050 --> 00:15:32.050
  • TIMES WHEN WE FLIP THROUGH THE
  • 00:15:32.050 --> 00:15:33.190
  • BIBLE AND WE SEE SOMETHING
  • 00:15:33.190 --> 00:15:34.240
  • EXTRAORDINARY THAT HAS HAPPENED
  • 00:15:34.240 --> 00:15:36.170
  • IN THE SOMEONE'S LIFE, WE
  • 00:15:36.170 --> 00:15:37.190
  • IMMEDIATELY WANT TO SAY THAT
  • 00:15:37.190 --> 00:15:38.270
  • THEY'RE SUPER HEROES.
  • 00:15:38.270 --> 00:15:40.290
  • THEY GOT POWER SOMEWHERE.
  • 00:15:40.290 --> 00:15:42.090
  • THEY'VE GOT A CAPE HIDDEN
  • 00:15:42.090 --> 00:15:43.280
  • IN A CLOSET.
  • 00:15:43.280 --> 00:15:44.170
  • THEY RUN INTO THE PHONE BOOTH
  • 00:15:44.170 --> 00:15:45.230
  • AND THEY WERE NORMAL,
  • 00:15:45.230 --> 00:15:46.160
  • BUT WHEN THEY WALK OUT,
  • 00:15:46.160 --> 00:15:47.210
  • THEY'RE SUPER MAN.
  • 00:15:47.210 --> 00:15:48.150
  • WRONG!
  • 00:15:48.150 --> 00:15:50.110
  • THEY'RE FLESH AND BLOOD LIKE
  • 00:15:50.110 --> 00:15:51.140
  • YOU ARE.
  • 00:15:51.140 --> 00:15:53.140
  • BUT RATHER THAN BE DISTRACTED
  • 00:15:53.140 --> 00:15:54.210
  • BY THE WORLD AROUND THEM, THEY
  • 00:15:54.210 --> 00:15:55.250
  • FOCUSED ON CHRIST.
  • 00:15:56.060 --> 00:15:59.060
  • AND THROUGH THEIR FOCUS AND
  • 00:15:59.060 --> 00:16:00.160
  • THEIR FAITH, GOD USED THEM TO
  • 00:16:00.160 --> 00:16:02.230
  • SHAPE THE WORLD.
  • 00:16:02.230 --> 00:16:04.120
  • PAUL LOOKS AT THOSE WHO ARE
  • 00:16:04.120 --> 00:16:06.000
  • WONDERING WHETHER OR NOT THEY
  • 00:16:06.000 --> 00:16:07.090
  • CAN SURVIVE THIS FAITH IN
  • 00:16:07.090 --> 00:16:08.260
  • CHRIST.
  • 00:16:08.260 --> 00:16:09.130
  • AND HE SAYS, CAN I GET A
  • 00:16:09.130 --> 00:16:11.000
  • WITNESS?
  • 00:16:11.000 --> 00:16:13.010
  • AND THE FIRST ONE TO THE STAND
  • 00:16:13.010 --> 00:16:14.100
  • IS ABEL.
  • 00:16:14.100 --> 00:16:16.170
  • HE SAYS, ABEL, TESTIFY TO THOSE
  • 00:16:16.170 --> 00:16:19.150
  • WHO ARE WANTING TO GIVE UP
  • 00:16:19.150 --> 00:16:20.260
  • TODAY.
  • 00:16:20.260 --> 00:16:22.110
  • AND ABEL, IF HE COULD STAND
  • 00:16:22.110 --> 00:16:23.200
  • HERE BEFORE YOU AND TESTIFY, HE
  • 00:16:23.200 --> 00:16:25.210
  • WOULD SAY, DEATH IS NOT THE
  • 00:16:25.210 --> 00:16:28.110
  • END.
  • 00:16:28.110 --> 00:16:30.090
  • HE WOULD LET YOU KNOW THAT
  • 00:16:30.090 --> 00:16:32.090
  • FAITH IN GOD GIVES YOU THE
  • 00:16:32.090 --> 00:16:33.240
  • OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE AN IMPACT
  • 00:16:33.240 --> 00:16:35.240
  • EVEN LONG AFTER YOU'RE GONE.
  • 00:16:36.050 --> 00:16:39.050
  • YOU SEE SOMETIMES WE ARE
  • 00:16:39.050 --> 00:16:40.130
  • WILLING TO ABANDON OUR FAITH
  • 00:16:40.130 --> 00:16:42.030
  • AND OUR DREAM, BECAUSE WE SEE
  • 00:16:42.030 --> 00:16:43.260
  • AN UNTIMELY END COMING.
  • 00:16:43.260 --> 00:16:45.190
  • AND CERTAINLY ABEL PERISHED
  • 00:16:45.190 --> 00:16:47.090
  • BEFORE HE WAS SUPPOSED TO GO.
  • 00:16:47.090 --> 00:16:49.120
  • BUT EVEN HERE, BECAUSE HE LIVED
  • 00:16:49.120 --> 00:16:51.010
  • IN FAITH, GOD IS STILL TALKING
  • 00:16:51.010 --> 00:16:53.140
  • ABOUT HIM EVEN THOUGH HE'S LONG
  • 00:16:53.140 --> 00:16:55.140
  • GONE.
  • 00:16:55.140 --> 00:16:57.170
  • CHILD OF GOD, DEATH IS NOT THE
  • 00:16:57.170 --> 00:16:59.100
  • END, BECAUSE IN ABEL, WE HAVE A
  • 00:16:59.100 --> 00:17:02.090
  • WITNESS THAT TELLS US THAT IF
  • 00:17:02.090 --> 00:17:03.220
  • WE LIVE FOR GOD IN THIS LIFE,
  • 00:17:03.220 --> 00:17:05.280
  • GOD HIMSELF MAKES SURE THAT
  • 00:17:05.280 --> 00:17:07.280
  • OTHERS ARE TALKING ABOUT US
  • 00:17:07.280 --> 00:17:09.230
  • LONG AFTER WE'RE GONE.
  • 00:17:09.230 --> 00:17:12.220
  • YOU SAY, WELL HEBREWS 11 PAYS
  • 00:17:12.220 --> 00:17:14.080
  • HIM A LITTLE TRIBUTE.
  • 00:17:14.080 --> 00:17:15.070
  • WRONG!
  • 00:17:15.070 --> 00:17:15.280
  • TODAY, SIX CAMERAS ARE CARRYING
  • 00:17:15.280 --> 00:17:18.070
  • THIS MESSAGE TO 191 COUNTRIES
  • 00:17:18.070 --> 00:17:20.270
  • AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:17:20.270 --> 00:17:21.280
  • AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEY'RE
  • 00:17:21.280 --> 00:17:22.240
  • LISTENING TO A PREACHER TALK
  • 00:17:22.240 --> 00:17:24.030
  • ABOUT IN 2016?
  • 00:17:24.030 --> 00:17:26.040
  • THEY'RE LISTENING TO ME, TODAY,
  • 00:17:26.040 --> 00:17:27.200
  • TALK ABOUT ABEL, WHO LIVED FOR
  • 00:17:27.200 --> 00:17:29.060
  • GOD IN GENESIS.
  • 00:17:29.060 --> 00:17:30.160
  • AND BECAUSE HE LIVED FOR GOD IN
  • 00:17:30.160 --> 00:17:31.230
  • GENESIS, WE'RE STILL
  • 00:17:31.230 --> 00:17:32.260
  • CELEBRATING HIS FAITH IN THIS
  • 00:17:32.260 --> 00:17:34.090
  • SANCTUARY THIS MORNING.
  • 00:17:34.110 --> 00:17:37.110
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:17:38.190 --> 00:17:41.190
  • CAN I GET A WITNESS?
  • 00:17:41.190 --> 00:17:44.180
  • ABEL GETS OFF OF THE STAND AND
  • 00:17:44.180 --> 00:17:46.030
  • HERE COMES NOAH.
  • 00:17:46.030 --> 00:17:48.180
  • AND NOAH SITS DOWN, AND PAUL
  • 00:17:48.180 --> 00:17:49.250
  • SAYS, NOAH, WOULD YOU TESTIFY
  • 00:17:49.250 --> 00:17:52.030
  • OF THE CHARACTER OF JESUS
  • 00:17:52.030 --> 00:17:52.290
  • CHRIST AND GOD THE FATHER?
  • 00:17:52.290 --> 00:17:55.250
  • AND NOAH WOULD TESTIFY TO THIS
  • 00:17:55.250 --> 00:17:57.040
  • CONGREGATION TODAY, FAITH WILL
  • 00:17:57.040 --> 00:17:59.170
  • NEVER MAKE YOU LOOK FOOLISH.
  • 00:18:00.080 --> 00:18:03.080
  • HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CALLED A
  • 00:18:03.080 --> 00:18:04.080
  • FOOL FOR YOUR FAITH?
  • 00:18:04.080 --> 00:18:06.240
  • GO AHEAD; RAISE YOUR HAND.
  • 00:18:06.240 --> 00:18:09.190
  • HAVE YOU EVER LIFTED YOUR HANDS
  • 00:18:09.190 --> 00:18:10.230
  • TO SING A SONG, AND SOMEBODY
  • 00:18:10.230 --> 00:18:11.290
  • SAYS, WHY ARE YOU WORSHIPING
  • 00:18:11.290 --> 00:18:13.020
  • GOD?
  • 00:18:13.020 --> 00:18:15.050
  • GIVING A CHECK IN THE TITHE AND
  • 00:18:15.050 --> 00:18:16.080
  • OFFERING, WHY ARE YOU GIVING TO
  • 00:18:16.080 --> 00:18:17.080
  • GOD?
  • 00:18:17.080 --> 00:18:18.230
  • PRAYED A PRAYER, WHY ARE YOU
  • 00:18:18.230 --> 00:18:19.190
  • TALKING TO GOD?
  • 00:18:19.190 --> 00:18:21.250
  • THESE DAYS, IT'S VERY POPULAR
  • 00:18:21.250 --> 00:18:23.150
  • TO SEE PEOPLE OF FAITH AND CALL
  • 00:18:23.150 --> 00:18:24.290
  • THEM FOOLISH.
  • 00:18:24.290 --> 00:18:25.200
  • KNEEL IN AN IN ZONE AND ASK GOD
  • 00:18:25.200 --> 00:18:27.280
  • FOR STRENGTH, AND THEY CALL YOU
  • 00:18:27.280 --> 00:18:29.080
  • A FOOL.
  • 00:18:29.080 --> 00:18:30.020
  • DO SOMETHING THAT GETS YOU
  • 00:18:30.020 --> 00:18:31.060
  • THROWN IN JAIL, AND THEY DECIDE
  • 00:18:31.060 --> 00:18:32.220
  • THAT YOU WERE MISUNDERSTOOD.
  • 00:18:34.110 --> 00:18:37.110
  • BUT NOAH WOULD TESTIFY, FAITH
  • 00:18:37.110 --> 00:18:39.070
  • WILL NEVER MAKE YOU LOOK
  • 00:18:39.070 --> 00:18:40.050
  • FOOLISH.
  • 00:18:40.050 --> 00:18:41.230
  • FOR THE BIBLE SAYS THAT NOAH
  • 00:18:41.230 --> 00:18:42.290
  • YEARS.
  • 00:18:45.070 --> 00:18:48.070
  • YOU KNOW SOMETIMES, AS A
  • 00:18:48.070 --> 00:18:49.050
  • PASTOR, I FEEL AS THOUGH I'VE
  • 00:18:49.050 --> 00:18:51.130
  • REPEATED MYSELF TOO MANY TIMES,
  • 00:18:51.130 --> 00:18:53.070
  • AND THAT I NEED TO FIND A NEW
  • 00:18:53.070 --> 00:18:54.050
  • WAY TO SAY SOMETHING.
  • 00:18:54.050 --> 00:18:55.120
  • AND THEN I READ THAT NOAH HAD
  • 00:18:55.120 --> 00:18:56.240
  • ONE SERMON FOR 120 YEARS, AND I
  • 00:18:56.240 --> 00:18:59.120
  • GIVE MYSELF PERMISSION TO SAY
  • 00:18:59.120 --> 00:19:01.030
  • IT AGAIN.
  • 00:19:01.030 --> 00:19:02.250
  • SO WHAT WAS NOAH'S SERMON?
  • 00:19:09.000 --> 00:19:12.000
  • IT'S GOING TO RAIN.
  • 00:19:12.000 --> 00:19:13.260
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:19:13.260 --> 00:19:15.220
  • FOR THE BIBLE SAYS THAT NOAH,
  • 00:19:17.100 --> 00:19:20.100
  • BEING MOVED BY FEAR OF GOD,
  • 00:19:20.100 --> 00:19:23.010
  • PREPARED AN ARK, AND HE SAVED
  • 00:19:23.010 --> 00:19:24.190
  • HIS WHOLE HOUSEHOLD.
  • 00:19:25.000 --> 00:19:28.000
  • HE MIGHT NOT HAVE SAVED THE
  • 00:19:28.000 --> 00:19:29.030
  • WORLD, BUT HE SAVED WHAT WAS
  • 00:19:29.030 --> 00:19:30.260
  • THE WORLD TO HIM.
  • 00:19:31.010 --> 00:19:34.010
  • CHILD OF GOD, DON'T TRY TO
  • 00:19:34.010 --> 00:19:35.220
  • REACH THE UTTERMOST PARTS OF
  • 00:19:35.220 --> 00:19:37.070
  • THE EARTH UNTIL YOU'VE REACHED
  • 00:19:37.070 --> 00:19:38.150
  • THOSE WHO ARE IN YOUR LIVING
  • 00:19:38.150 --> 00:19:39.130
  • ROOM.
  • 00:19:39.130 --> 00:19:41.020
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:19:44.090 --> 00:19:47.090
  • BUT NOAH WOULD TELL YOU, FAITH
  • 00:19:47.090 --> 00:19:49.060
  • FOOLISH.
  • 00:19:49.060 --> 00:19:50.230
  • PEOPLE MAKE CALL YOU A FOOL,
  • 00:19:50.230 --> 00:19:52.060
  • BUT IN THE END, FAITH WILL
  • 00:19:52.060 --> 00:19:54.000
  • PROVE YOU RIGHT.
  • 00:19:54.000 --> 00:19:56.090
  • NOAH, WHAT DID YOU SAY?
  • 00:19:56.090 --> 00:19:57.180
  • NOAH SAID, IT'S GOING TO RAIN.
  • 00:19:57.180 --> 00:19:58.270
  • WHAT'S RAIN?
  • 00:19:58.270 --> 00:19:59.130
  • I DON'T KNOW; I AIN'T NEVER
  • 00:19:59.130 --> 00:20:00.090
  • SEEN IT.
  • 00:20:00.090 --> 00:20:01.220
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:20:01.220 --> 00:20:02.220
  • WELL WHERE IS IT COMING FROM?
  • 00:20:02.220 --> 00:20:03.270
  • GOD.
  • 00:20:03.270 --> 00:20:05.210
  • NOAH GOES DOWN TO THE
  • 00:20:05.210 --> 00:20:06.120
  • LUMBERYARD AND HE BUYS EIGHT
  • 00:20:06.120 --> 00:20:07.160
  • PALLETS OF LUMBER.
  • 00:20:07.160 --> 00:20:08.150
  • AND THE SALESMAN SAYS, WHAT'S
  • 00:20:08.150 --> 00:20:09.130
  • ALL THIS WOOD FOR?
  • 00:20:09.130 --> 00:20:10.150
  • HE SAYS, A BOAT.
  • 00:20:10.150 --> 00:20:11.080
  • HE SAYS, WHAT'S A BOAT FOR?
  • 00:20:11.080 --> 00:20:12.090
  • HE SAYS, IT'S GOING TO RAIN.
  • 00:20:13.110 --> 00:20:16.110
  • THE SALESMAN WATCHES HIM DRIVE
  • 00:20:16.110 --> 00:20:17.120
  • OFF IN HIS FORD PICK-UP TRUCK
  • 00:20:17.120 --> 00:20:18.290
  • AND HE SAYS --
  • 00:20:18.290 --> 00:20:20.260
  • OH, FAITHFUL PEOPLE DRIVE FORDS,
  • 00:20:20.260 --> 00:20:22.240
  • LET ME TELL YOU.
  • 00:20:22.240 --> 00:20:24.270
  • (LAUGHTER & APPLAUSE)
  • 00:20:25.220 --> 00:20:28.220
  • HE LOOKS AT NOAH AND HE SAYS,
  • 00:20:29.000 --> 00:20:32.000
  • YOU FOOL.
  • 00:20:32.000 --> 00:20:34.260
  • ONE SATURDAY MORNING, THERE'S A
  • 00:20:34.260 --> 00:20:35.280
  • LOUD NOISE IN NOAH'S FRONT
  • 00:20:35.280 --> 00:20:37.140
  • YARD.
  • 00:20:37.140 --> 00:20:37.280
  • HE'S UP ON HIS SCAFFOLD AND
  • 00:20:37.280 --> 00:20:38.290
  • HE'S DRIVING NAIL.
  • 00:20:38.290 --> 00:20:40.050
  • AND HIS NEIGHBOR COMES OUT IN
  • 00:20:40.050 --> 00:20:41.060
  • HIS CLOTH ROBE WITH HIS CUP OF
  • 00:20:41.060 --> 00:20:42.130
  • COFFEE.
  • 00:20:42.130 --> 00:20:42.260
  • HE GOES, NOAH, WHAT'S ALL THE
  • 00:20:42.260 --> 00:20:44.200
  • NOISE?
  • 00:20:44.200 --> 00:20:46.140
  • AND NOAH GOES, IT'S GOING TO
  • 00:20:46.140 --> 00:20:48.190
  • RAIN.
  • 00:20:48.190 --> 00:20:50.100
  • HE GOES, NOAH, YOU FOOL, GO
  • 00:20:50.100 --> 00:20:51.230
  • BACK TO BED!
  • 00:20:51.230 --> 00:20:54.060
  • FOR 120 YEARS, THE WORLD
  • 00:20:54.060 --> 00:20:56.180
  • WATCHED NOAH'S FAITHFULNESS.
  • 00:20:56.180 --> 00:20:58.120
  • AND FOR 120 YEARS, THEY POINTED
  • 00:20:58.120 --> 00:21:00.200
  • AT HIM, AND SAID, THERE GOES
  • 00:21:00.200 --> 00:21:02.150
  • THAT BOAT-BUILDING FOOL.
  • 00:21:03.200 --> 00:21:06.200
  • AND THEN ONE DAY WHEN THE
  • 00:21:06.200 --> 00:21:07.230
  • CLOUDS FORMED IN THE SKIES, AND
  • 00:21:07.230 --> 00:21:10.030
  • THE FOUNTAINS OF THE DEEP
  • 00:21:10.030 --> 00:21:11.110
  • OPENED UP, SUDDENLY EVERYONE,
  • 00:21:11.110 --> 00:21:13.260
  • WHO CALLED NOAH A FOOL, WAS
  • 00:21:13.260 --> 00:21:15.110
  • RUNNING FOR THE SIDE OF THE
  • 00:21:15.110 --> 00:21:16.120
  • BOAT, BEATING AND POUNDING AND
  • 00:21:16.120 --> 00:21:18.220
  • BEGGING IN MERCY.
  • 00:21:18.220 --> 00:21:20.090
  • BECAUSE IF GOD SAYS HE'S GOING
  • 00:21:20.090 --> 00:21:22.020
  • TO MOVE HEAVEN AND EARTH, GET
  • 00:21:22.020 --> 00:21:23.220
  • READY; HE'S GOING TO MOVE
  • 00:21:23.220 --> 00:21:25.160
  • HEAVEN AND EARTH.
  • 00:21:25.160 --> 00:21:27.070
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:21:29.210 --> 00:21:32.210
  • YOU SAY, WELL HOW DOES THAT
  • 00:21:32.210 --> 00:21:34.110
  • APPLY TO MY LIFE?
  • 00:21:34.110 --> 00:21:35.140
  • JESUS SAID: AS IT WAS IN THE
  • 00:21:35.140 --> 00:21:37.040
  • DAYS OF NOAH, SO SHALL IT BE IN
  • 00:21:37.040 --> 00:21:38.210
  • THE DAYS OF THE COMING OF THE
  • 00:21:38.210 --> 00:21:40.000
  • SON OF MAN.
  • 00:21:40.000 --> 00:21:41.070
  • THERE HAVE BEEN, FOR
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  • CENTURIES, PREACHERS WHO'VE
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  • STOOD BEHIND PULPITS TO DECLARE
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  • THE SIMPLE TRUTH THAT THIS SAME
  • 00:21:45.250 --> 00:21:48.030
  • JESUS THAT THEY SAW RISE INTO
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  • HEAVEN, HE SHALL COME JUST AS
  • 00:21:50.040 --> 00:21:52.040
  • THEY SAW HIM GO.
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  • I'M HERE TO TELL YOU, CHURCH,
  • 00:21:53.150 --> 00:21:55.020
  • FAITH WILL NEVER MAKE YOU LOOK
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  • FOOLISH.
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  • SOON AND VERY SOON, WE'RE GOING
  • 00:21:57.290 --> 00:21:59.270
  • TO SEE THE KING.
  • 00:21:59.270 --> 00:22:01.150
  • SOON AND VERY SOON, THE TRUMP
  • 00:22:01.150 --> 00:22:03.120
  • OF GOD WILL SOUND.
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  • SOON AND VERY SOON, THE DEAD IN
  • 00:22:04.240 --> 00:22:06.190
  • CHRIST SHALL RISE.
  • 00:22:06.190 --> 00:22:08.010
  • SOON AND VERY SOON, WE SHALL BE
  • 00:22:08.010 --> 00:22:10.030
  • CAUGHT UP TO MEET THE LORD IN
  • 00:22:10.030 --> 00:22:11.190
  • THE AIR.
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  • AND SO SHALL WE EVER BE WITH
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  • HIM WHO LIVED AND DIED TO SET
  • 00:22:14.050 --> 00:22:16.100
  • US FREE!
  • 00:22:16.100 --> 00:22:17.090
  • THE WORLD MAY CALL YOU FOOLISH,
  • 00:22:17.090 --> 00:22:19.050
  • BUT GET READY AND STAY
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  • FAITHFUL!
  • 00:22:20.170 --> 00:22:21.140
  • THE KING IS COMING!
  • 00:22:21.140 --> 00:22:23.280
  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • PAUL, DONE WITH THIS WITNESS,
  • 00:22:30.040 --> 00:22:32.290
  • SAYS, CAN I GET A WITNESS?
  • 00:22:33.100 --> 00:22:36.100
  • ABRAHAM GRABS THE BENCH, AND
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  • SARAH SAYS, SIT STILL, OLD MAN;
  • 00:22:37.270 --> 00:22:39.240
  • I GOT THIS.
  • 00:22:39.240 --> 00:22:41.130
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:22:41.130 --> 00:22:42.140
  • SARAH WALKS TO THE WITNESS
  • 00:22:42.140 --> 00:22:44.170
  • STAND AND SHE SITS DOWN.
  • 00:22:44.170 --> 00:22:45.270
  • AND PAUL SAYS, WHAT WOULD YOU
  • 00:22:45.270 --> 00:22:47.040
  • SAY ABOUT THE CHARACTER OF GOD?
  • 00:22:48.000 --> 00:22:51.000
  • AND SARAH WOULD SAY, WHEN
  • 00:22:51.000 --> 00:22:51.260
  • YOU'RE OUT OF STRENGTH,
  • 00:22:51.280 --> 00:22:54.280
  • HE'S STILL FULL OF POWER.
  • 00:22:55.180 --> 00:22:58.180
  • FOR THE BIBLE SAYS OF SARAH
  • 00:22:58.180 --> 00:22:59.280
  • THAT SHE RECEIVED STRENGTH.
  • 00:22:59.280 --> 00:23:02.180
  • SAY THAT WITH ME, SHE RECEIVED
  • 00:23:02.180 --> 00:23:04.270
  • STRENGTH, STRENGTH TO CONCEIVE
  • 00:23:04.270 --> 00:23:07.050
  • A SEED.
  • 00:23:07.050 --> 00:23:08.000
  • AND SHE BORE A CHILD
  • 00:23:08.000 --> 00:23:10.040
  • WHEN SHE WAS PAST HER AGE.
  • 00:23:10.040 --> 00:23:12.160
  • WHY?
  • 00:23:12.160 --> 00:23:14.150
  • THE BIBLE SAYS: BECAUSE SHE
  • 00:23:14.150 --> 00:23:15.220
  • JUDGED HIM FAITHFUL WHO HAD
  • 00:23:15.220 --> 00:23:18.220
  • PROMISED.
  • 00:23:18.220 --> 00:23:21.080
  • THAT'S POWERFUL.
  • 00:23:21.080 --> 00:23:23.210
  • SHE DIDN'T LOOK TO ABRAHAM, AND
  • 00:23:23.210 --> 00:23:25.070
  • SAY, ABRAHAM, I STILL THINK YOU
  • 00:23:25.070 --> 00:23:27.000
  • CAN.
  • 00:23:27.000 --> 00:23:28.180
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:23:28.180 --> 00:23:30.100
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THAT HE WAS AS
  • 00:23:30.100 --> 00:23:32.150
  • GOOD AS DEAD.
  • 00:23:32.160 --> 00:23:35.160
  • I'LL LET YOU FILL IN THE
  • 00:23:35.160 --> 00:23:36.130
  • INTERPRETATION OF WHAT YOU
  • 00:23:36.130 --> 00:23:37.240
  • BELIEVE THAT VERSE MEANS.
  • 00:23:37.240 --> 00:23:39.240
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:23:39.240 --> 00:23:41.160
  • BUT APPARENTLY, THERE WAS NO
  • 00:23:41.160 --> 00:23:43.070
  • PLACE TO GO CHECK WITH YOUR
  • 00:23:43.070 --> 00:23:44.070
  • DOCTOR TO SEE IF YOU WERE
  • 00:23:44.070 --> 00:23:45.090
  • PHYSICALLY ABLE TO PERFORM.
  • 00:23:45.270 --> 00:23:48.270
  • AND THEREFORE, SARAH, LOOKING
  • 00:23:48.270 --> 00:23:51.220
  • AT ABRAHAM, SHE SAID, ABRAHAM,
  • 00:23:51.240 --> 00:23:54.240
  • IN SPITE OF YOUR INABILITY, I
  • 00:23:54.240 --> 00:23:56.270
  • STILL BELIEVE IN GOD'S ABILITY.
  • 00:23:57.010 --> 00:24:00.030
  • SHE SAID, IN SPITE OF WHAT THE
  • 00:24:00.030 --> 00:24:01.110
  • FACTS ARE.
  • 00:24:01.110 --> 00:24:02.060
  • THEY HAD FRIENDS COME OVER TO
  • 00:24:02.060 --> 00:24:03.160
  • THE HOUSE.
  • 00:24:03.160 --> 00:24:04.050
  • AND THERE, SHE WOULD SIT IN THE
  • 00:24:04.050 --> 00:24:05.090
  • NURSERY.
  • 00:24:05.090 --> 00:24:06.040
  • AND THERE WAS NO BABY IN THE
  • 00:24:06.040 --> 00:24:07.070
  • CRIB, AND THEY'D SAY, SARAH,
  • 00:24:07.070 --> 00:24:08.220
  • WHY DON'T WE JUST TAKE DOWN THE
  • 00:24:08.220 --> 00:24:10.000
  • CURTAINS, GIRL?
  • 00:24:10.000 --> 00:24:10.270
  • IT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN.
  • 00:24:10.270 --> 00:24:12.290
  • NOBODY YOUR AGE HAS EVER EVEN
  • 00:24:12.290 --> 00:24:14.210
  • GOTTEN CLOSE.
  • 00:24:15.060 --> 00:24:18.060
  • BUT IN SPITE OF WHAT HER
  • 00:24:18.060 --> 00:24:18.290
  • FRIENDS TOLD HER, SHE STILL
  • 00:24:18.290 --> 00:24:20.090
  • JUDGED GOD FAITHFUL, BECAUSE
  • 00:24:20.090 --> 00:24:21.250
  • GOD HAD MADE HER A PROMISE.
  • 00:24:22.040 --> 00:24:25.040
  • REGARDLESS OF THE FACTS OF HER
  • 00:24:25.040 --> 00:24:26.120
  • CIRCUMSTANCE, REGARDLESS OF
  • 00:24:26.120 --> 00:24:27.250
  • WHAT THEY SAID COULDN'T BE DONE,
  • 00:24:27.250 --> 00:24:29.290
  • SHE BELIEVED IN GOD.
  • 00:24:29.290 --> 00:24:32.000
  • AND BECAUSE SHE BELIEVED IN
  • 00:24:32.000 --> 00:24:33.210
  • GOD, SHE RECEIVED HER PROMISED
  • 00:24:33.210 --> 00:24:35.150
  • SON.
  • 00:24:35.150 --> 00:24:36.040
  • LET HER WITNESS TO YOU TODAY
  • 00:24:36.040 --> 00:24:38.030
  • THAT THE GOD THAT YOU SERVE IS
  • 00:24:38.030 --> 00:24:39.210
  • FAITHFUL TO KEEP HIS PROMISES.
  • 00:24:39.210 --> 00:24:42.020
  • OTHERS MAY NOT SEE HIS PROMISE
  • 00:24:42.020 --> 00:24:44.000
  • COMING YOUR WAY.
  • 00:24:44.000 --> 00:24:45.000
  • BUT DON'T YOU LOSE FOCUS.
  • 00:24:45.000 --> 00:24:46.270
  • YOU HAVE FAITH IN GOD.
  • 00:24:46.270 --> 00:24:48.180
  • WHATEVER HE PROMISED YOU,
  • 00:24:48.180 --> 00:24:50.020
  • HE'LL DO IT.
  • 00:24:50.020 --> 00:24:51.050
  • JOIN US TOMORROW
  • 00:24:51.050 --> 00:24:52.130
  • FOR THE CONCLUSION
  • 00:24:52.130 --> 00:24:53.070
  • OF THIS SERMON.
  • 00:24:53.070 --> 00:24:54.180
  • GOD SAYS, TAKE THE LEAP.
  • 00:24:54.180 --> 00:24:55.250
  • AND YOU SAY, OH, BUT MY PASTOR
  • 00:24:55.250 --> 00:24:57.010
  • SAID...
  • 00:24:57.010 --> 00:24:58.150
  • GOD SAID, TAKE THE LEAP.
  • 00:24:58.150 --> 00:24:59.150
  • OH, BUT MY PAST SAYS...
  • 00:24:59.150 --> 00:25:01.110
  • GOD SAID, TAKE THE LEAP.
  • 00:25:01.110 --> 00:25:02.090
  • OH, BUT THE ECONOMY SAYS...
  • 00:25:02.090 --> 00:25:03.290
  • GOD SAID, TAKE THE LEAP.
  • 00:25:03.290 --> 00:25:04.260
  • OH, BUT GOD, I JUST CAN'T.
  • 00:25:04.260 --> 00:25:06.240
  • AND YOU TURN AND YOU WALK AWAY.
  • 00:25:06.270 --> 00:25:09.270
  • SO KNOWING THAT THIS IS WHAT WE
  • 00:25:09.270 --> 00:25:11.190
  • WERE GOING TO DO, PAUL, IN
  • 00:25:11.190 --> 00:25:14.180
  • SPITE OF ALL OF HIS WITNESSES,
  • 00:25:14.180 --> 00:25:16.000
  • HE SAYS, TIME WOULD FAIL ME IF
  • 00:25:16.000 --> 00:25:17.180
  • I CALLED THEM ALL.
  • 00:25:17.180 --> 00:25:18.220
  • SO IF I MAY JUST SKIP TO THE
  • 00:25:18.220 --> 00:25:20.050
  • END AND CALL FOR YOU AN EXPERT
  • 00:25:20.050 --> 00:25:22.290
  • WITNESS.
  • 00:25:22.290 --> 00:25:25.020
  • YOU SEE WHEN YOU GO TO COURT,
  • 00:25:25.020 --> 00:25:26.120
  • YOU HAVE WITNESSES.
  • 00:25:26.120 --> 00:25:27.080
  • AND THEN THERE'S THE EXPERT
  • 00:25:27.080 --> 00:25:28.170
  • WITNESS.
  • 00:25:28.170 --> 00:25:29.050
  • AND WHEN YOU BRING THE EXPERT
  • 00:25:29.050 --> 00:25:30.080
  • WITNESS, THE EXPERT WITNESS HAS
  • 00:25:30.080 --> 00:25:32.140
  • SUCH EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE
  • 00:25:32.140 --> 00:25:34.210
  • AND CONFIDENCE IN HIS TOPIC
  • 00:25:34.210 --> 00:25:36.210
  • THAT NOT EVEN THE ADVERSARIES
  • 00:25:36.210 --> 00:25:38.220
  • CAN ARGUE WITH THE EXPERT
  • 00:25:38.220 --> 00:25:40.040
  • WITNESS.
  • 00:25:40.040 --> 00:25:40.250
  • BE SURE AND JOIN US TOMORROW,
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  • THIS SAME TIME AND CHANNEL
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  • FOR THIS NEW PROGRAM ON
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  • JOHN HAGEE TODAY.
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  • HAS BLESSED YOU.
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  • MUSIC
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  • PASTOR JOHN HAGEE: JOHN HAGEE
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  • MINISTRIES IS DELIGHTED TO
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  • ANNOUNCE THE BIRTH OF A VISION
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  • THAT I HAVE HAD FOR 50 YEARS.
  • 00:26:11.260 --> 00:26:14.010
  • THIS NEW MINISTRY WILL BE
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  • CALLED "THE SANCTUARY OF HOPE."
  • 00:26:15.080 --> 00:26:17.220
  • THE SANCTUARY OF HOPE IS A
  • 00:26:17.220 --> 00:26:19.030
  • CANOPY BENEATH WHICH WILL BE A
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  • BEAUTIFUL HOME FOR UNWED MOTHERS
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  • TO BE.
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  • SECONDLY, IT WILL HAVE AN
  • 00:26:24.040 --> 00:26:25.280
  • ADOPTION FACILITY PLACING
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  • CHILDREN IN CHRISTIAN HOMES.
  • 00:26:27.140 --> 00:26:29.280
  • THIRDLY, IT WILL BE A LOVING
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  • HOME FOR ORPHANS.
  • 00:26:31.190 --> 00:26:33.210
  • FOURTH, IT WILL BE A CHRISTIAN
  • 00:26:33.210 --> 00:26:35.120
  • BOARDING SCHOOL THAT BEGINS AT
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  • THE NINTH GRADE AND WHO WILL
  • 00:26:37.050 --> 00:26:39.000
  • ATTEND CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN
  • 00:26:39.000 --> 00:26:40.210
  • SCHOOL.
  • 00:26:40.210 --> 00:26:41.230
  • I NEED YOUR HELP.
  • 00:26:41.230 --> 00:26:43.130
  • I WANT YOU TO GIVE THE VERY BEST
  • 00:26:43.130 --> 00:26:45.260
  • DONATION YOU CAN TODAY FOR
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  • THE SANCTUARY OF HOPE
  • 00:26:49.000 --> 00:26:50.220
  • TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR CHILDREN
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  • TO HAVE LIFE,
  • 00:26:53.000 --> 00:26:54.070
  • AND FOR THE CHILDREN WHO ARE
  • 00:26:54.070 --> 00:26:55.120
  • BORN TO EXPERIENCE THE GOOD LIFE
  • 00:26:55.200 --> 00:26:58.200
  • OF CHRISTIANITY.
  • 00:26:58.200 --> 00:27:00.070
  • MANY CHILDREN ARE LOOKING FOR
  • 00:27:00.070 --> 00:27:02.070
  • YOUR HELP.
  • 00:27:02.070 --> 00:27:03.090
  • THANK YOU.
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  • JOHN HAGEE MINISTRIES
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  • BROADCAST PROGRAMMING
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  • TO MINISTER TO YOUR SOUL
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  • 24 HOURS A DAY,
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  • ANYTIME,
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  • ANYPLACE,
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  • PASTOR JOHN HAGEE: THIS
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  • TELECAST HAS BEEN BROUGHT
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  • TO YOU IN ITS ENTIRETY
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  • OF SALT COVENANT PARTNERS
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  • THANK YOU, PARTNERS,
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  • FOR YOUR FAITHFUL SUPPORT.
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