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January 30, 2016
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Acquire the Fire with Ron Luce, "God's Story" Part 3

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  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
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  • - ANNOUNCER: TODAY ON ATFTV, SOMETIMES WE'RE
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  • CAUGHT BY SURPRISE...
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  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
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  • STARTLED THE TRUTH THAT DOESN'T SEEM REAL.
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  • - RON LUCE: SO THERE'S A REAL WORLD.
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  • WE JUST CAN'T SEE IT.
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  • - ANNOUNCER: BUT WHEN WE FINALLY WAKE UP...
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  • [ALARM CLOCK BLARING]
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  • WE DISCOVER THE ENEMY WITHIN.
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  • - RON LUCE: YOU LOVE SOMETHING EVEN THOUGH IT KILLS US.
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  • - ANNOUNCER: AND THE ONLY WAY OUT...
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  • - RON LUCE: WHY IS IT THAT EVERY GREAT STORY SEEMS TO HAVE
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  • THAT DESPERATE MOMENT THAT NEEDED A RESCUER.
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  • - ANNOUNCER: THAT COSTS THE RESCUER EVERYTHING.
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  • - RON LUCE: GOD ATTEMPTS THE HARDEST ONE,
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  • RESCUING THE HUMAN HEART.
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  • - ANNOUNCER: SUBSTITUTION, SACRIFICE AND SALVATION.
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  • [GASPS]
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  • GOD'S STORY CONTINUES TODAY ON ATFTV.
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  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
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  • - THE PASSIONATE PURSUIT OF GOD IS THE
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  • HEART THAT IGNITES ACQUIRE THE FIRE.
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  • IN ARENAS AND STADIUMS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA AND
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  • THROUGH THE AIRWAVES AROUND THE WORLD,
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  • TEENAGERS ARE BROUGHT INTO AN UNDENIABLE,
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  • POWERFUL ENCOUNTER WITH THE LORD.
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  • AT THE CENTER OF THIS MOVEMENT IS RON LUCE WHO
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  • FOUNDED TEEN MANIA INTERNATIONAL.
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  • WHETHER IT'S SENDING TEENAGERS TO REACH
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  • THE LOST THROUGH GLOBAL EXPEDITIONS OR BRINGING
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  • THE LOVE OF GOD TO TEENS AT ACQUIRE THE FIRE.
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  • TEEN MANIA IS CONSUMED WITH
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  • REACHING A GENERATION.
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  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
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  • RON HAS DEDICATED HIS LIFE TO REACHING
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  • TEENAGERS WITH THE LIFE SAVING
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  • MESSAGE OF JESUS.
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  • HE KNOWS HOW TO REACH THEM AND KNOWS HOW TO
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  • HELP OTHERS REACH TEENS THEY DEEPLY CARE ABOUT.
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  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
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  • [SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC]
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  • [SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC]
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  • [SCREAMING]
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  • [HEAVY BREATHING]
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  • [ALARM CLOCK PLAYS MUSIC]
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  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
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  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
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  • [ELECTRICAL BUZZING]
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  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
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  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
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  • - MELISSA, MELISSA, DEFINITELY NOT.
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  • PLEASE NO.
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  • MELISSA 897?
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  • - K DOG 95?
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  • - YEAH, IT'S ACTUALLY KYLE.
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  • - THANK GOD. WHY DON'T YOU SIT DOWN?
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  • - THANK GOD INDEED.
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  • YOU KNOW, FOR A MINUTE THERE, I ALMOST THOUGHT
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  • YOU WERE THAT PRINCESS OF DARKNESS OVER AT TABLE 5.
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  • - WAITRESS: DOES SHE REALLY SEEM TO BE IN
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  • THE DARKNESS TO YOU?
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  • - I'LL TAKE A SODA, THANKS.
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  • OH, NO, I WAS JUST MAKING A JOKE.
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  • SO TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.
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  • - I DIDN'T COME HERE FOR ME, KYLE.
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  • I CAME HERE FOR YOU.
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  • - ALL RIGHT, LET'S TALK ABOUT ME.
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  • THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
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  • ABOUT ME IS THAT HE BENCH 320.
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  • MY MUSIC IS MY LIFE.
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  • I PLAY LEAD GUITAR. I DABBLE IN PERCUSSION.
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  • I OWN MY OWN TIMBALES.
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  • I FREE STYLE RAP.
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  • YOU KNOW, I WANT TO BE THIS INDEPENDENT FILM
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  • MAKER OR PLAY PRO HOCKEY.
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  • THAT IS IF I DON'T MAKE THE REALITY SERIES I
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  • TRIED OUT FOR, WHICH IS WHY I'VE GOT THE ROCK
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  • STAR THING TO...
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  • FALL BACK ONTO.
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  • OKAY.
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  • MELISSA?
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  • YOU KNOW, YOU'RE ONE WEIRD, HOT CHICK.
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  • - NICE FACIAL HAIR.
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  • - YOU LIKE THIS? THANKS.
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  • - RAZOR BROKE AGAIN?
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  • - YEAH, ACTUALLY IT'S SECOND TIME THIS WEEK.
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  • HOW DID YOU...
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  • - I KNOW THE THINGS YOU THINK I DON'T KNOW.
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  • I KNOW THE ELECTRICITY THAT FRIGHTENS YOU.
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  • I KNOW THE NIGHTMARES THAT KEEP
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  • YOU FROM SLEEPING.
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  • AT LEAST YOU THINK YOU'RE NOT SLEEPING.
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  • - AM I BEING PUNKED?
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  • - GET OUT, KYLE.
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  • WAKE UP AND GET OUT.
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  • YOU'LL NOT AWAKEN UNTIL YOU DISCOVER WHAT LIES
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  • BEHIND THAT WHICH YOU HIDE WITHIN.
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  • HOW MUCH FOR THIS ONE?
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  • - $35.
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  • - I'LL TAKE IT. WRAP IT UP, PLEASE.
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  • [ELECTRICITY SNAPPING]
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  • - YOU, DON'T TOUCH THAT!
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  • - YOUR COFFEE'S GETTING COLD.
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  • [ELECTRICAL BUZZING]
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  • - WHO ARE YOU?
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  • WHY ARE YOU HERE?
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  • - I'M HERE TO WAKE YOU UP, KYLE, TO WAKE YOU UP
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  • FROM THE REAL NIGHTMARE.
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  • - RON LUCE: WE'VE BEEN TALKING LAST
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  • NIGHT ABOUT THIS GOD.
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  • HE'S NEVER BEEN ALONE.
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  • GOD THE FATHER, GOD THE SON, AND GOD THE HOLY
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  • SPIRIT, THIS RELATIONSHIP THAT THEY'VE HAD WITH
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  • EACH OTHER AND DEFERRING AND GLORIFYING AND WANTING
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  • TO SEE THE GOODNESS AND THE GREATNESS IN EACH
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  • OTHER AS JESUS DESCRIBED IN JOHN 17. HE SAYS...
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  • AND HE TALKS ABOUT IN JOHN 14 THE HOLY SPIRIT
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  • HAS GLORIFIED THE SON.
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  • AND SO WE TALKED ABOUT THE WORLD WE CAN SEE, THE
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  • WORLD WE CAN'T SEE, THESE MASSIVE ANGELIC BEINGS
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  • THAT A THIRD OF THEM TURNED INTO DEMONS AS
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  • LUCIFER FELL AND REBELLED AGAINST GOD, AND A THIRD
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  • OF THEM BECAME DEMONS.
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  • AND SO THERE'S A REAL WORLD.
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  • YOU JUST CAN'T SEE IT; ANGELS AND DEMONS, AND
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  • THEY'RE ALL AROUND US.
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  • AND AS GOD CREATED THIS BEAUTIFUL WORLD, IN THE
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  • BEGINNING FOR THE SECOND TIME, HE CREATED THIS
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  • PLANET, AND WE SAW LAST NIGHT IT UNFOLD IN
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  • FRONT OF OUR EYES.
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  • IF YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE IN PERSON, WHAT AN
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  • OVERWHELMING SENSE OF MAGNIFICENCE.
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  • GOD CREATED ALL OF THIS STUFF, AND AS HE CREATED
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  • ADAM AND EVE IN THAT GARDEN, AND WE SAW THAT
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  • THE WHOLE PICTURE OF WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT GARDEN.
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  • HOW COULD THAT HAVE BEEN?
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  • HOW COULD SHE HAVE BEEN DECEIVED?
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  • AND ADAM, AS WELL.
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  • AND THEN AS THEY TOOK AND ATE THAT APPLE, THEN THE
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  • TRAGEDY, THE RIPPLE EFFECT, THE DOMINO
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  • EFFECT, THROUGHOUT ALL OF MANKIND, EVERY WAR AND
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  • EVERY DISEASE AND EVERY CRIME AND EVERY MURDER
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  • AND EVERY BROKEN HEART AND BROKEN LIFE, IT ALL
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  • STARTED RIGHT THERE.
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  • AND IT WASN'T JUST THE BAD THINGS THAT HAPPENED
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  • ON THE OUTSIDE, IT WAS THE DISEASE OF A DARK
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  • HEART, OF A SINFUL NATURE THAT RIPPLED DOWN INTO
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  • EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US.
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  • WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE AS HUMANS,
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  • WE GOT JACKED UP.
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  • BUT THE COOL THING IS THAT GOD DIDN'T STOP THERE.
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  • - ANNOUNCER: COMING UP, THE STRUGGLE TO BREAK FREE.
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  • - RON LUCE: WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT BEING A CHRISTIAN?
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  • I FEEL LIKE I'M IN SLAVERY.
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  • - REQUIRES AN UNLIKELY RESCUER.
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  • - HE COMES AS ONE OF US.
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  • HE HUMBLES HIMSELF TO INVADE THE DARKNESS.
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  • - WHEN ATFTV CONTINUES.
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  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
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  • - I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M SITTING HERE WITH 4.000
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  • OTHER PEOPLE FEELING THIS EXACT SAME THING.
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  • JUST PRAISING THE LORD AND WORSHIPPING.
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  • THERE'S A SHOUT IN THE AIR...
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  • - WE'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT YOU AND PRAYING FOR
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  • YOU AND BELIEVING GOD FOR YOU, AND THIS WEEKEND,
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  • NORMAL IS GOING TO GO OUT THE WINDOW!
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  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
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  • - MY FRIEND AND I WERE JUST --WE WERE IN THE
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  • AISLES UP FRONT, AND WE WERE DANCING, AND WE
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  • WERE DANCING FOR GOD.
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  • WHO CARES WHO'S WATCHING?
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  • STRONG TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE...
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  • - MY LIFE HAS BEEN UP AND DOWN, AND I WAS DEAD,
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  • AND THEN THE MUSIC STARTED GOING, AND ALL OF
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  • THIS STUFF STARTED COMING OUT OF ME LIKE I'VE NEVER
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  • FELT ANY FEELING BEFORE IN MY LIFE.
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  • TURNING AROUND...
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  • JUST BELIEVE IN THE HOPE, AND YOU'LL FIGURE OUT...
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  • THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO WHO YOU ARE RIGHT NOW...
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  • HELLO, HELLO...
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  • HELLO, HELLO...
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  • HELLO, HELLO...
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  • SO SHINE, SHINE IN ME...
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  • YOUR LIGHT, YOUR LIFE IN ME...
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  • SO SHINE, SHINE IN ME...
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  • YEAH...
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  • - HE IMMEDIATELY BEGINS PLANNING A RESCUE, AND
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  • THIS RESCUE THAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THIS
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  • MORNING, REMEMBER WE TALKED ABOUT IT LAST
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  • NIGHT, BECAUSE THE STORY, THE MAIN POINT OF GOD'S
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  • STORY IS LOVE.
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  • HE IS LOVE, AND HE CREATED US SO THAT WE
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  • COULD CONNECT WITH HIM, AND IF WE WOULD HONOR HIM
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  • WITH OUR LIVES, IF WE WOULD PUT HIM IN THE
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  • CENTER AND GLORIFY HIM, THAT HE INVITES US TO
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  • JOIN THIS THING CALLED THE DANCE OF THE TRINITY
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  • BETWEEN THE FATHER AND THE SON AND THE HOLY
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  • SPIRIT, TO BE A PART OF THIS REAL, A REAL
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  • RELATIONSHIP.
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  • BUT THE PROBLEM IS IN THIS STORY WHERE LOVE IS
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  • THE POINT, LOVE HAS TO BE CHOSEN.
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  • HE CAN'T FORCE US TO LOVE JUST LIKE YOU CAN'T FORCE
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  • SOMEBODY TO LOVE YOU.
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  • AND THIS RESCUE ENSUES.
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  • IT'S THE RESCUE FOR THE HUMAN HEART.
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  • IT'S THE BATTLE FOR THE HUMAN HEART.
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  • IT'S RESCUING THE HEART THAT DOESN'T EVEN KNOW
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  • THAT IT WANTS TO BE RESCUED OR NEEDS
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  • TO BE RESCUED.
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  • IT'S NOT EVEN CONVINCED THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG.
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  • MOST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD, REALLY, SIN?
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  • GOD? WHATEVER. SO THIS IS HIS CHALLENGE.
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  • HOW IS IT THAT ALMOST EVERY GREAT STORY YOU'VE
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  • EVER HEARD OF HAS THIS DESPERATE MOMENT.
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  • WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN?
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  • YOU'RE ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT.
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  • HERE THIS MORNING, WE ENTER THAT DESPERATE
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  • MOMENT WHERE WE LEFT OFF LAST NIGHT, WHERE THE
  • 00:11:38.040 --> 00:11:39.210
  • WORLD IS INVADED BY DARKNESS.
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  • EVERY HEART IN MANKIND INVADED WITH
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  • DARKNESS AS MENTIONED.
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  • IT'S LIKE A VIRUS ON THE INTERNET, AND YOU CLICK
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  • IT, AND THEN YOU GET IT.
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  • WE ALL CLICKED IT, AND WE ALL GOT IT.
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  • IT WAS SITTING RIGHT THERE WAITING FOR US.
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  • WHETHER THE STORY OF MATRIX OR THE TITANIC,
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  • THERE'S ALWAYS A DESPERATE MOMENT,
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  • WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN? IN NEED OF A RESCUER.
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  • YOU CAN THINK OF THE GREAT RESCUES, WHETHER
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  • THAT'S THE SUPER HEROES, YOUR FAVORITE SUPER HERO,
  • 00:12:11.280 --> 00:12:14.000
  • OR WHETHER THAT'S THE RESCUE THAT WE SEE IN NARNIA.
  • 00:12:14.020 --> 00:12:17.010
  • THERE'S A DESPERATE MOMENT.
  • 00:12:17.030 --> 00:12:19.220
  • WHY IS IT THAT EVERY GREAT STORY SEEMS TO
  • 00:12:19.240 --> 00:12:22.070
  • HAVE THAT DESPERATE MOMENT IN NEED
  • 00:12:22.090 --> 00:12:23.230
  • OF A RESCUER.
  • 00:12:23.250 --> 00:12:25.090
  • I WONDER IF IT'S BECAUSE OURS DOES.
  • 00:12:25.110 --> 00:12:28.170
  • SO ADAM AND EVE FELL.
  • 00:12:28.190 --> 00:12:30.060
  • IMMEDIATELY GOD COMES LOOKING FOR THEM.
  • 00:12:30.080 --> 00:12:32.240
  • HE'S READY FOR THE RESCUE.
  • 00:12:32.260 --> 00:12:34.160
  • AND IF YOU LOOK THROUGH THE WHOLE BIBLE, IT'S
  • 00:12:34.180 --> 00:12:36.120
  • LIKE THIS ALL THROUGH THE BIBLE.
  • 00:12:36.140 --> 00:12:38.090
  • EVERY TIME PEOPLE TURNED AWAY FROM GOD,
  • 00:12:38.110 --> 00:12:39.200
  • GOD SENT A RESCUER.
  • 00:12:39.220 --> 00:12:41.010
  • HE CAME LOOKING FOR THEM BECAUSE THAT'S THE
  • 00:12:41.030 --> 00:12:42.140
  • KIND OF GOD HE IS.
  • 00:12:42.160 --> 00:12:44.160
  • HE'S NEVER LIKE THE FINGER POINTING
  • 00:12:44.180 --> 00:12:46.200
  • [GRUMBLING] GET OUT OF HERE!
  • 00:12:46.220 --> 00:12:49.050
  • HE'S LIKE, I'M TRYING TO PULL THESE PEOPLE BACK
  • 00:12:49.070 --> 00:12:50.250
  • BECAUSE HE CREATE THE US TO BE WITH HIM.
  • 00:12:50.270 --> 00:12:52.090
  • AND SO YOU LOOK AT STORY AFTER STORY AFTER STORY.
  • 00:12:52.110 --> 00:12:54.010
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MUCH PEOPLE TURN THEIR
  • 00:12:54.030 --> 00:12:55.270
  • BACK ON HIM, HE'S STILL TRYING TO WOO THE PEOPLE
  • 00:12:55.290 --> 00:12:57.260
  • BACK, WHETHER IT'S THE PEOPLE IN EGYPT, THE
  • 00:12:57.280 --> 00:13:00.110
  • CHILDREN OF ISRAEL IN EGYPT AS SLAVES.
  • 00:13:00.130 --> 00:13:02.020
  • HE SENT THEM A DELIVERER; MOSES,
  • 00:13:02.040 --> 00:13:04.190
  • GET THEM OUT OF THERE.
  • 00:13:04.210 --> 00:13:06.120
  • BUT OF ALL THE RESCUE ATTEMPTS THAT'S EVER BEEN
  • 00:13:06.140 --> 00:13:09.100
  • TRIED IN ANY STORY YOU'VE EVER SEEN, GOD ATTEMPTS
  • 00:13:09.120 --> 00:13:13.250
  • THE HARDEST ONE, RESCUING THE HUMAN HEART.
  • 00:13:13.270 --> 00:13:17.130
  • IT DOESN'T KNOW IF IT WANTS TO BE RESCUED.
  • 00:13:17.150 --> 00:13:19.250
  • IT DOESN'T KNOW IF IT NEEDS TO BE RESCUED.
  • 00:13:19.270 --> 00:13:21.220
  • IN FACT, JESUS TALKED ABOUT IT IN JOHN 3.
  • 00:13:21.240 --> 00:13:23.240
  • HE SAYS, THESE PEOPLE LOVE THEIR DARKNESS.
  • 00:13:23.260 --> 00:13:28.050
  • THEY HAVE IT, AND THEY LOVE IT.
  • 00:13:28.070 --> 00:13:31.100
  • SO WHETHER THAT'S OUR FAKE GODS OR SMALL LITTLE
  • 00:13:31.120 --> 00:13:34.190
  • IDOLS THAT WE PUT, OUR LITTLE ADDICTIONS.
  • 00:13:34.210 --> 00:13:37.080
  • WE LOVE SELF CENTEREDNESS.
  • 00:13:37.100 --> 00:13:38.260
  • EVEN THOUGH IT KILLS US, WE STILL LOVE IT.
  • 00:13:38.280 --> 00:13:41.140
  • SO WHEN GOD SAID, THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH, IF YOU
  • 00:13:41.160 --> 00:13:45.290
  • SIP, THEN YOU DIE...
  • 00:13:46.010 --> 00:13:48.060
  • WE WALK AROUND WITH THIS SPIRITUAL DEATH.
  • 00:13:48.080 --> 00:13:50.110
  • SO THIS MORNING, LET'S LOOK CLOSELY AT THIS
  • 00:13:50.130 --> 00:13:55.220
  • RESCUE AND SEE EXACTLY WHAT THIS WAS.
  • 00:13:55.240 --> 00:13:59.090
  • HE'S UP AGAINST FORMIDABLE ODDS,
  • 00:13:59.110 --> 00:14:01.220
  • THAT IS JESUS.
  • 00:14:01.240 --> 00:14:03.160
  • HOW DO YOU RESCUE PEOPLE THAT DON'T KNOW IF THEY
  • 00:14:03.180 --> 00:14:05.040
  • WANT TO OR DON'T KNOW IF THEY NEED TO BE RESCUED.
  • 00:14:05.060 --> 00:14:07.090
  • YOU KNOW, PART OF THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH IS WHEN
  • 00:14:07.110 --> 00:14:10.190
  • YOU SIN, ROMANS SAYS, YOU BECOME A SLAVE TO
  • 00:14:10.210 --> 00:14:13.030
  • WHOMEVER YOU OBEY.
  • 00:14:13.050 --> 00:14:15.060
  • SO EVEN IF YOU CALL YOURSELF A CHRISTIAN, BUT
  • 00:14:15.080 --> 00:14:17.060
  • YOU KEEP SINNING, YOU WALK AROUND WITH CHAINS
  • 00:14:17.080 --> 00:14:19.290
  • ON YOUR NECK YOUR WHOLE LIFE, AND YOU GO, WHAT'S
  • 00:14:20.010 --> 00:14:21.270
  • SO GREAT ABOUT BEING A CHRISTIAN?
  • 00:14:21.290 --> 00:14:23.060
  • I'VE GOT CHAINS.
  • 00:14:23.080 --> 00:14:24.210
  • I FEEL LIKE I'M IN SLAVERY.
  • 00:14:24.230 --> 00:14:25.280
  • WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?
  • 00:14:26.000 --> 00:14:27.150
  • BECAUSE SCRIPTURE IS TRUE, EVEN IF YOU DON'T
  • 00:14:27.170 --> 00:14:29.100
  • UNDERSTAND IT, DON'T BELIEVE IT OR
  • 00:14:29.120 --> 00:14:30.200
  • DON'T KNOW THAT PART.
  • 00:14:30.220 --> 00:14:32.050
  • IF YOU SIN, YOU BECOME A SLAVE TO THAT THING, AND
  • 00:14:32.070 --> 00:14:33.290
  • THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO CALL THEMSELVES
  • 00:14:34.010 --> 00:14:35.180
  • CHRISTIANS THAT ARE WALKING AFTERNOON WITH
  • 00:14:35.200 --> 00:14:37.040
  • CHAINS AROUND THEIR NECK.
  • 00:14:37.060 --> 00:14:38.180
  • JESUS CAME TO RESCUE US FROM THOSE, AS WELL.
  • 00:14:38.200 --> 00:14:40.150
  • SO HERE WE ARE.
  • 00:14:40.170 --> 00:14:43.250
  • WE, AS A HUMAN RACE, WE'VE BEEN KIDNAPPED,
  • 00:14:43.270 --> 00:14:45.230
  • KIDNAPPED BY LUCIFER WHO BECAME SATAN,
  • 00:14:45.250 --> 00:14:48.280
  • WHO WE BELIEVED.
  • 00:14:49.000 --> 00:14:51.270
  • GOD'S HOLDING OUT ON YOU.
  • 00:14:51.290 --> 00:14:53.100
  • HE'S TRYING TO MESS YOUR LIFE UP.
  • 00:14:53.120 --> 00:14:54.250
  • DO YOUR OWN THING.
  • 00:14:54.270 --> 00:14:56.110
  • TO A CERTAIN DEGREE, WE ALL BELIEVE THAT.
  • 00:14:56.130 --> 00:14:58.010
  • SO WE DECIDE TO DO OUR OWN THING.
  • 00:14:58.030 --> 00:15:00.070
  • AND YOU KNOW THE TRAGEDY ABOUT HUMANITY LOVING
  • 00:15:00.090 --> 00:15:04.240
  • THEIR DARKNESS, IT'S KIND OF LIKE HAVING PITY ON
  • 00:15:04.260 --> 00:15:08.220
  • THE PERSON WHO KIDNAPPED YOU.
  • 00:15:08.240 --> 00:15:11.000
  • THEY CALL IT STOCKHOLM SYNDROME WHERE THEY'VE
  • 00:15:11.020 --> 00:15:12.280
  • FOUND PEOPLE WHERE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN
  • 00:15:13.000 --> 00:15:14.170
  • LITERALLY KIDNAPPED.
  • 00:15:14.190 --> 00:15:16.000
  • THEY'VE BEEN WITH THEM MAYBE A MONTH OR TWO
  • 00:15:16.020 --> 00:15:17.140
  • MONTHS OR MAYBE A YEAR, THEY'VE BEEN KIDNAPPED
  • 00:15:17.160 --> 00:15:19.050
  • FOR A LONG TIME, THEY START FEELING SORRY AND
  • 00:15:19.070 --> 00:15:20.200
  • SYMPATHIZING WITH THEIR KIDNAPPERS.
  • 00:15:20.220 --> 00:15:22.120
  • WELL, THE REASON I KIDNAPPED YOU WAS MY MOM
  • 00:15:22.140 --> 00:15:24.090
  • WAS MEAN TO ME, AND I WANT MONEY,
  • 00:15:24.110 --> 00:15:26.230
  • AND I'M POOR OR WHATEVER.
  • 00:15:26.250 --> 00:15:28.070
  • AND THEY START FEELING SORRY, AND THEY
  • 00:15:28.090 --> 00:15:30.040
  • SYMPATHIZE WITH THEIR KIDNAPPERS.
  • 00:15:30.060 --> 00:15:31.140
  • IT'S CALLED STOCKHOLM SYNDROME.
  • 00:15:31.160 --> 00:15:32.220
  • I'M AFRAID TOO MANY OF US ON THIS PLANET HAVE
  • 00:15:32.240 --> 00:15:35.010
  • GOTTEN STOCKHOLM SYNDROME FOR THE DEVIL.
  • 00:15:35.030 --> 00:15:37.140
  • WELL, COME ON. IT'S NOT THAT BAD.
  • 00:15:37.160 --> 00:15:39.060
  • WHAT'S WRONG WITH DOING THIS?
  • 00:15:39.080 --> 00:15:41.030
  • AND WE'RE FEELING SORRY FOR THE VERY ONE,
  • 00:15:41.050 --> 00:15:43.190
  • THE TEMPTER, WHO'S DRAWN US ASTRAY.
  • 00:15:43.210 --> 00:15:46.150
  • KIDNAPPED, AND JESUS CAME TO HELP US
  • 00:15:46.170 --> 00:15:49.020
  • UNDERSTAND, NO, NO. YOU'RE BEING LIED TO.
  • 00:15:49.040 --> 00:15:51.150
  • YOU'RE BEING FED A BUNCH OF LIES OUR WHOLE LIVES.
  • 00:15:51.170 --> 00:15:53.180
  • SO HE COMES ON THIS DANGEROUS MISSION.
  • 00:15:53.200 --> 00:15:55.120
  • HE COMES AS ONE OF US.
  • 00:15:55.140 --> 00:15:57.250
  • HE HUMBLES HIMSELF TO INVADE THE DARKNESS, TO
  • 00:15:57.270 --> 00:16:01.110
  • GO RIGHT INTO THE ENEMY CAMP, TO RESCUE THOSE WHO
  • 00:16:01.130 --> 00:16:05.200
  • DON'T WANT TO BE RESCUED.
  • 00:16:05.220 --> 00:16:07.210
  • HE SETS ASIDE HIS GLORY AND HIS MAGNIFICENCE, AND
  • 00:16:07.230 --> 00:16:10.150
  • HE HUMBLES HIMSELF, SNEAKS IN BY THE COVER OF
  • 00:16:10.170 --> 00:16:14.180
  • NIGHT WITH A MESSAGE. I'VE COME FOR YOU.
  • 00:16:14.200 --> 00:16:21.250
  • HE DISGUISED HIMSELF.
  • 00:16:21.270 --> 00:16:23.110
  • MAYBE YOU'VE HEARD THE TALE OF THE KING WHO, IN
  • 00:16:23.130 --> 00:16:29.090
  • ALL OF HIS MAJESTY AND ALL OF HIS GLORY, THE
  • 00:16:29.110 --> 00:16:33.000
  • SADNESS OF THIS KING IS HE DIDN'T HAVE A WIFE.
  • 00:16:33.020 --> 00:16:35.230
  • HE DIDN'T HAVE A QUEEN.
  • 00:16:35.250 --> 00:16:37.100
  • AND NOW HE'S AFRAID TO COURT ANYBODY AND TO
  • 00:16:37.120 --> 00:16:38.290
  • MARRY THEM BECAUSE HE'S AFRAID THAT HE
  • 00:16:39.010 --> 00:16:40.230
  • WON'T HAVE TRUE LOVE.
  • 00:16:40.250 --> 00:16:42.160
  • THEY'LL ONLY LOVE HIM BECAUSE THEY'RE FORCED TO
  • 00:16:42.180 --> 00:16:44.200
  • OR SUPPOSED TO OR LOVE HIM FOR HIS MONEY.
  • 00:16:44.220 --> 00:16:46.140
  • SO HE CONCEIVES A PLAN.
  • 00:16:46.160 --> 00:16:48.110
  • HE SAYS, I'M GOING TO --HE FOUND IN MAIDEN THAT
  • 00:16:48.130 --> 00:16:51.010
  • HE HEARD GREAT THINGS ABOUT IN A SMALL LITTLE
  • 00:16:51.030 --> 00:16:53.030
  • VILLAGE IN HIS KINGDOM, AND HE DISGUISED HIMSELF
  • 00:16:53.050 --> 00:16:55.220
  • AS JUST A WORKER, AS A PEASANT, AND WENT TO LIVE
  • 00:16:55.240 --> 00:17:00.250
  • IN THAT VILLAGE FOR MONTHS TO SEE IF HE
  • 00:17:00.270 --> 00:17:02.250
  • COULD WIN HER HEART.
  • 00:17:02.270 --> 00:17:04.270
  • AND HE GOES AND LIVES IN THE VILLAGE, AND HE
  • 00:17:04.290 --> 00:17:07.030
  • DEVELOPS A FRIENDSHIP WITH HER, DEVELOPS A
  • 00:17:07.050 --> 00:17:08.170
  • RELATIONSHIP WITH HER, ASKS HER TO MARRY HIM
  • 00:17:08.190 --> 00:17:10.060
  • BECAUSE TRUE LOVE IS OBVIOUS, AND ON THEIR
  • 00:17:10.080 --> 00:17:12.100
  • WEDDING DAY, RIGHT AFTER THEY'RE MARRIED, HE
  • 00:17:12.120 --> 00:17:14.220
  • REVEALS TO HER THAT HE'S ACTUALLY THE
  • 00:17:14.240 --> 00:17:16.100
  • KING OF THE LAND.
  • 00:17:16.120 --> 00:17:18.250
  • THIS IS WHAT OUR GOD DID, DISGUISED HIMSELF AS
  • 00:17:18.270 --> 00:17:21.070
  • ONE OF US, THAT HE MIGHT WOO US.
  • 00:17:21.090 --> 00:17:24.220
  • - ANNOUNCER: UP NEXT, THE PRICE HAS BEEN PAID.
  • 00:17:24.240 --> 00:17:27.230
  • - RON LUCE: SPIKES DRIVEN IN HIS HANDS AND FEET.
  • 00:17:27.250 --> 00:17:29.280
  • - TO CANCEL YOUR DEBT.
  • 00:17:30.000 --> 00:17:31.170
  • - TOTAL AND COMPLETE SURRENDER BECAUSE YOU'VE
  • 00:17:31.190 --> 00:17:34.050
  • GOT TO BE THE PLAN.
  • 00:17:34.070 --> 00:17:35.160
  • - WHEN ATFTV RETURNS.
  • 00:17:35.180 --> 00:17:37.180
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:17:37.200 --> 00:17:47.120
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:17:47.120 --> 00:17:54.240
  • - I CAME FOR THE FOCUS AND THAT PUSH
  • 00:17:54.260 --> 00:17:58.250
  • TO KEEP GOING.
  • 00:17:58.270 --> 00:18:00.230
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:18:00.250 --> 00:18:02.240
  • I DEFINITELY DID FEEL LIKE I'M IN THE RIGHT
  • 00:18:02.260 --> 00:18:04.180
  • PLACE WHEN I'M HERE.
  • 00:18:04.200 --> 00:18:06.060
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:18:06.080 --> 00:18:12.120
  • - MAYBE YOU'RE HERE THIS MORNING, AND YOU SORT
  • 00:18:12.140 --> 00:18:14.010
  • OF FEEL LIKE AMANDA.
  • 00:18:14.030 --> 00:18:15.160
  • MAYBE YOU FEEL LIKE THAT PERSON.
  • 00:18:15.180 --> 00:18:18.280
  • I'LL GOING TO TELL YOU RIGHT NOW, JESUS WANTS TO
  • 00:18:19.000 --> 00:18:21.110
  • WRAP HIS ARMS AROUND YOU AND SHOW YOU HOW
  • 00:18:21.130 --> 00:18:22.230
  • VALUABLE YOU ARE.
  • 00:18:22.250 --> 00:18:25.090
  • - YOU COULD BE THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD, AND
  • 00:18:25.110 --> 00:18:28.030
  • GOD WOULD STILL LOVE YOU BECAUSE HE MADE YOU.
  • 00:18:28.050 --> 00:18:32.130
  • AND HE DOESN'T LOVE YOU FOR ANYTHING YOU DO OR
  • 00:18:32.150 --> 00:18:36.140
  • ANYTHING THAT YOU COULD POSSIBLY SAY, OKAY?
  • 00:18:36.160 --> 00:18:39.270
  • HE LOVES YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE YOU, SPENCER.
  • 00:18:39.290 --> 00:18:43.050
  • - HE CREATED YOU.
  • 00:18:43.070 --> 00:18:44.160
  • HE LOVES YOU JUST BECAUSE HE MADE YOU AND BECAUSE
  • 00:18:44.180 --> 00:18:47.030
  • YOU'RE HIS, IN HIS IMAGE.
  • 00:18:47.050 --> 00:18:49.060
  • - EVERY YEAR, YOU COME BACK, AND YOU LEARN AND
  • 00:18:49.080 --> 00:18:53.090
  • YOU LISTEN, AND YOU REALLY FEEL IT BECAUSE
  • 00:18:53.110 --> 00:18:55.210
  • IT'S REAL.
  • 00:18:55.230 --> 00:18:58.090
  • - WHATEVER SITUATION YOU'RE IN, WHATEVER PROBLEMS YOU'RE
  • 00:18:58.110 --> 00:19:00.150
  • GOING THROUGH, JUST LET IT ALL GO
  • 00:19:00.170 --> 00:19:02.190
  • AND WORSHIP GOD.
  • 00:19:02.210 --> 00:19:04.140
  • AND I'M GOING THROUGH SOMETHING RIGHT NOW, AND
  • 00:19:04.160 --> 00:19:07.090
  • THAT JUST HELPED ME TO REALIZE HOW MUCH GOD IS
  • 00:19:07.110 --> 00:19:10.060
  • IN MY CORNER, HOW MUCH I REALLY NEED HIM.
  • 00:19:10.080 --> 00:19:12.150
  • - I DON'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING AND IT NOT BE
  • 00:19:12.170 --> 00:19:16.060
  • FULLY HOW HE PLANNED IT FOR MY LIFE TO BE.
  • 00:19:16.080 --> 00:19:17.270
  • AND I REALIZE THAT I WANT TO BE JUST FULL OF GOD.
  • 00:19:17.290 --> 00:19:21.110
  • I WANT TO BE TOTALLY CONSUMED BECAUSE THE MORE
  • 00:19:21.130 --> 00:19:23.210
  • OF ME THAT I LET GO AND THE MORE OF GOD THAT I
  • 00:19:23.230 --> 00:19:27.140
  • LET IN, THE BETTER MY LIFE GETS EVERY DAY.
  • 00:19:27.160 --> 00:19:30.110
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:19:30.130 --> 00:19:41.060
  • BECAUSE IT'S LIGHTS OUT, LIGHTS OUT...
  • 00:19:41.080 --> 00:19:45.140
  • YOU CARRY ME SO FAR...
  • 00:19:45.160 --> 00:19:48.110
  • LIGHTS OUT, THE LIGHTS OUT...
  • 00:19:48.130 --> 00:19:51.010
  • HERE I AM TO SAY YOU CARRIED ME SO FAR...
  • 00:19:51.030 --> 00:19:56.220
  • - IF YOU LOOK THROUGH THE SCRIPTURE, YOU'LL
  • 00:19:58.110 --> 00:19:59.290
  • SEE, FOR EXAMPLE, IN JEREMIAH, HE SAYS, YOU
  • 00:20:00.010 --> 00:20:02.250
  • GUYS, AS HUMANS, YOU'VE GOT THIS HARD HEART.
  • 00:20:02.270 --> 00:20:04.280
  • IT'S LIKE A STONE, AND GOD CAME NOT JUST TO SAY,
  • 00:20:05.000 --> 00:20:07.190
  • HEY, DO YOU WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN?
  • 00:20:07.210 --> 00:20:10.120
  • HE CAME TO TAKE THE STONE HEART THAT'S FULL OF
  • 00:20:10.140 --> 00:20:14.000
  • DARKNESS AND MAKE IT SOFT AND GIVE US A NEW ONE.
  • 00:20:14.020 --> 00:20:16.100
  • THIS IS A MIRACLE.
  • 00:20:16.120 --> 00:20:17.280
  • IT'S NOT JUST OH, COOL, I PRAYED A PRAYER, AND BAM,
  • 00:20:18.000 --> 00:20:20.180
  • I GO TO HEAVEN WHEN I DIE.
  • 00:20:20.200 --> 00:20:22.130
  • THIS IS LIKE WHAT HAPPENS RIGHT NOW IN THE MIDDLE
  • 00:20:22.150 --> 00:20:25.120
  • OF HEARTS THAT HATE GOD AND THAT ARE DARK, AND
  • 00:20:25.140 --> 00:20:27.070
  • THAT LOVE THEIR SIN.
  • 00:20:27.090 --> 00:20:29.170
  • HE PLANNED IT FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS BEFORE
  • 00:20:29.190 --> 00:20:31.250
  • JESUS ACTUALLY CAME.
  • 00:20:31.270 --> 00:20:34.130
  • SO WE KNOW THE STORY IS HE'S BORN OF A VIRGIN IN
  • 00:20:34.150 --> 00:20:39.040
  • THE MANGER.
  • 00:20:39.060 --> 00:20:41.230
  • HE'S RAISED PRETTY MUCH WITH HIS MOTHER BECAUSE
  • 00:20:41.250 --> 00:20:44.240
  • JOSEPH WAS OUT OF THE PICTURE.
  • 00:20:44.260 --> 00:20:46.160
  • HE STARTS HIS MINISTRY AT 30 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:20:46.180 --> 00:20:48.280
  • HE'S DOING THESE AMAZING MIRACLES, WALKING ON
  • 00:20:49.000 --> 00:20:51.170
  • WATER AND HEALING PEOPLE.
  • 00:20:51.190 --> 00:20:53.190
  • HIS PROFOUND TEACHINGS THAT ARE STUNNING PEOPLE.
  • 00:20:53.210 --> 00:20:56.260
  • NO ONE'S EVER TAUGHT LIKE THIS BEFORE.
  • 00:20:56.280 --> 00:20:58.200
  • IT SAYS, HE TEACHES WITH AUTHORITY LIKE HE'S BEEN
  • 00:20:58.220 --> 00:21:00.270
  • THERE OR SOMETHING.
  • 00:21:00.290 --> 00:21:04.130
  • AND FINALLY WE SEE IN THE LAST MOMENTS OF HIS LIFE,
  • 00:21:04.150 --> 00:21:08.180
  • THE LAST WEEK, THE LAST 24 HOURS, WE SEE THESE
  • 00:21:08.200 --> 00:21:14.290
  • MOMENTS THAT ARE HARD FOR US TO UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:21:15.010 --> 00:21:20.250
  • - JESUS: MY FATHER, IF THERE IS NO OTHER WAY THAN THIS,
  • 00:21:26.130 --> 00:21:29.200
  • DRINKING THIS CUP TO THE DREGS...
  • 00:21:29.220 --> 00:21:32.270
  • [COINS FALLING]
  • 00:21:32.290 --> 00:21:34.290
  • I AM READY.
  • 00:21:35.010 --> 00:21:36.210
  • DO IT YOUR WAY.
  • 00:21:36.230 --> 00:21:38.250
  • BEFORE THE ROOSTER CROWS, YOU WILL DENY ME.
  • 00:21:42.020 --> 00:21:46.100
  • - CRUCIFY HIM!
  • 00:21:49.170 --> 00:21:56.060
  • [SOUNDS OF WHIPPING]
  • 00:21:56.080 --> 00:22:00.060
  • - CRUCIFY!
  • 00:22:00.080 --> 00:22:02.150
  • [CROWD YELLING AND JEERING]
  • 00:22:02.170 --> 00:22:12.200
  • - CRUCIFY!
  • 00:22:12.220 --> 00:22:17.200
  • - CRUCIFY!
  • 00:22:17.220 --> 00:22:27.040
  • [ANGUISHED CRY]
  • 00:22:27.060 --> 00:22:32.150
  • - JESUS: INTO YOUR HANDS, I COMMIT MY SPIRIT.
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  • [INTENSE MUSIC]
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  • [INTENSE MUSIC]
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  • [INTENSE MUSIC]
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  • - RON LUCE: THINK ABOUT THESE MOMENTS THAT WE KNOW THAT
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  • ARE TRUE, AND THEY'RE HISTORICALLY ACCURATE AND
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  • VERIFIABLE, BUT IT'S STILL HARD FOR US TO
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  • REALLY UNDERSTAND.
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  • THE SON OF GOD GOES, IN THE LAST 24 HOURS OF HIS
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  • LIFE, GOES TO THIS GARDEN TO PRAY, ONE OF THE
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  • PLACES HE ALWAYS WENT TO PRAY.
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  • AND IT'S SO INTENSE, HE'S SWEATING BLOOD.
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  • FATHER, IF THERE IS ANY OTHER WAY,
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  • WOULD YOU PLEASE?
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  • BUT THEN HE SAYS, NOT MY WILL, BUT YOURS BE DONE.
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  • BUT FATHER, IF THERE'S ANY OTHER WAY,
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  • BUT NOT MY WILL.
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  • HE DIDN'T WANT TO GO, BUT HE DEFERRED
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  • TO HIS FATHER.
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  • HE SAYS, IT'S NOT WHAT I WANT, BUT WHAT YOU WANT.
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  • I WOULD PREFER NOT TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS,
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  • BUT I'LL DO IT.
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  • SOME HAVE CALLED THIS THE GLORIOUS SURRENDER WHERE
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  • HE CHOSE, NOT MY WILL, BUT YOUR WILL.
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  • TOTAL AND COMPLETE SURRENDER BECAUSE YOU'VE
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  • GOT A BIGGER PLAN, AND I'M NOT REALLY LIKING IT
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  • AT THIS MOMENT, BUT I'M GOING TO DO IT.
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  • SO IMMEDIATELY AFTER THAT GLORIOUS SURRENDER, HE'S
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  • LED AWAY, AND WE KNOW THE STORY.
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  • A MOCK TRIAL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT,
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  • CONDEMNED TO DEATH.
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  • EARLY IN THE MORNING, PILATE, HE'S PRESENTED
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  • BEFORE PILATE, AND PILATE ENDS UP GOING ALONG WITH
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  • THE STORY, ACTING LIKE HE'S WASHING HIS HANDS OF
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  • THE WHOLE THING.
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  • HE'S LED OUT --AFTER HE'S WHIPPED, TORTURED,
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  • DOESN'T EVEN HARDLY LOOK LIKE A HUMAN ANYMORE
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  • --LED OUT TO CARRY HIS OWN CROSS, SPIKES DRIVEN
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  • IN HIS HANDS AND FEET.
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  • BY NOON, IT SAYS THE WHOLE SKY WAS BLACK.
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  • IT WAS LIKE NIGHTTIME, SO MANY DARK CLOUDS.
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  • FROM NOON TO THREE O'CLOCK, BLACKNESS.
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  • SIX HOURS OF EXCRUCIATING PAIN ON THE CROSS WAITING
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  • FOR THE MOMENT WHERE HE ULTIMATELY GAVE HIS LIFE.
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  • AND IN THAT MOMENT, AS HE BREATHED HIS LAST, "INTO
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  • YOUR HANDS I COMMIT MY SPIRIT," SCRIPTURE SAYS
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  • THAT THE EARTH QUAKED.
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  • EVERYTHING SHOOK.
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  • AND EVEN THAT SOLDIER THAT HELPED CRUCIFY HIM
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  • STOOD AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS SAYING, "SURELY
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  • THIS MUST HAVE BEEN THE SON OF GOD."
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  • THERE'S THIS HUSH OVER THE WHOLE EARTH AS JESUS
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  • HANGS THERE, AFTER THIS EARTH HAD QUAKED.
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  • WHO WAS THIS GUY?
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  • EVEN THE MOCKERS HAD TO DEAL WITH THIS, HAD TO
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  • WRESTLE WITH THIS.
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  • AND TODAY, WE STILL STAND IN THIS SPEECHLESS MOMENT
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  • AS WE CONTEMPLATE WHAT HE REALLY DID.
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  • HE DID THAT FOR ME?
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  • HE SOMEHOW DIED THE DEATH THAT I SHOULD HAVE DIED?
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  • I DON'T QUITE UNDERSTAND.
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  • HOW DID HE SUBSTITUTE FOR ME?
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  • HE WILLINGLY, HE DIDN'T HAVE TO DO THIS, HE CHOSE
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  • TO DO IT TO BE OBEDIENT TO HIS FATHER.
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  • SOMETIMES IT'S HARD TO UNDERSTAND HOW
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  • DID THAT WORK?
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  • HOW DID HIM DYING ON THE CROSS GIVE ME
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  • A NEW HEART?
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  • HOW DID THAT REALLY TAKE MY SIN?
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  • YOU KNOW, THERE'S SOME THINGS WE JUST DON'T
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  • UNDERSTAND HOW THEY WORK.
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  • IF YOU GET A HEADACHE, AND YOU TAKE SOME
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  • IBUPROFEN, WOW, IT WORKS.
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  • YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW IT WORKS,
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  • BUT YOU'RE GLAD IT DOES.
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  • YOU FLY ON A PLANE.
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  • YOU DON'T HOW TO FLY THE PLANE,
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  • YOU DON'T KNOW HOW IT WORKS, BUT YOU'RE
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  • GLAD IT DOES.
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  • AND THERE'S THE MYSTERY OF GOD WHO HUMBLED
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  • HIMSELF AND GAVE HIS LIFE TO PURCHASE US AS A
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  • RANSOM, SCRIPTURE SAYS.
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  • IT'S LIKE THE DEVIL'S HOLDING US WITH CHAINS
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  • AROUND OUR NECK, AND JESUS SAYS, OKAY, I'LL
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  • PAY THE ULTIMATE PRICE.
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  • HOW MUCH YOU WANT? HOW MUCH GOLD?
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  • NO, NO, I WANT YOUR LIFE.
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  • SO HE GIVES HIS LIFE THAT WE COULD BE FREE.
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  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
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  • - ACQUIRE THE FIRE BRINGS SOMETHING TO THE
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  • TABLE THAT YOU DON'T USUALLY EXPERIENCE
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  • AT A REGULAR CHURCH.
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  • IT LET'S YOU REALIZE THAT THERE'S A LOT OF OTHER
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  • PEOPLE THAT ARE JUST LIKE YOU READY THAT ARE READY
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  • TO STEP OUT AND READY TO SHOW THAT GOD IS THE ONE
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  • THAT THEY'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR, AND THIS IS THEIR
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  • PURPOSE FOR EVERYTHING.
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  • SO IT'S A NEW WAY TO SHOW YOU THAT THERE ARE OTHER
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  • PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT ARE LOOKING FOR THE SAME
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  • THINGS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR AND THAT ARE TRYING TO
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  • EXPERIENCE GOD IN THE SAME WAY THAT YOU ARE.
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  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
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  • [TRIBAL MUSIC]
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  • [TRIBAL MUSIC]
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