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Better Together LIVE | Episode 175

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January 15, 2021
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God's promises are unwavering. How can we express our faithfulness back to Him and stay committed in every season? | TBN Prayer Line: 714-731-1000

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Better Together LIVE | Episode 175

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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: GOD IS ALWAYS
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: GOD IS ALWAYSFAITHFUL, AND HIS PROMISES ARE
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  • FAITHFUL, AND HIS PROMISES AREUNWAVERING, AND HE WORKS
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  • UNWAVERING, AND HE WORKSEVERYTHING OUT FOR OUR GOOD.
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  • EVERYTHING OUT FOR OUR GOOD.SO, HOW CAN WE EXPRESS OUR
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  • SO, HOW CAN WE EXPRESS OURFAITHFULNESS BACK TO GOD?
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  • FAITHFULNESS BACK TO GOD?HOW CAN WE STAY COMMITTED TO
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  • HOW CAN WE STAY COMMITTED TOHIM, IN EVERY SEASON?
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  • HIM, IN EVERY SEASON?COME ON -- LET'S TALK ABOUT IT.
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  • COME ON -- LET'S TALK ABOUT IT.[MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC][MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]- ONEKA MCCLELLAN: I JUST
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  • - ONEKA MCCLELLAN: I JUSTWANNA JUMP US RIGHT OFF WITH
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  • WANNA JUMP US RIGHT OFF WITHDEUTERONOMY 28, BECAUSE IT'S
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  • DEUTERONOMY 28, BECAUSE IT'SBEEN SPEAKING TO ME.
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  • BEEN SPEAKING TO ME."AND IF YOU FAITHFULLY OBEY THE
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  • "AND IF YOU FAITHFULLY OBEY THEVOICE OF THE LORD YOUR GOD,
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  • VOICE OF THE LORD YOUR GOD,BEING CAREFUL TO DO ALL OF HIS
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  • BEING CAREFUL TO DO ALL OF HISCOMMANDMENTS THAT I COMMAND
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  • COMMANDMENTS THAT I COMMANDYOU, TODAY, THE LORD YOUR GOD
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  • YOU, TODAY, THE LORD YOUR GODWILL SET YOU HIGH ABOVE ALL THE
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  • WILL SET YOU HIGH ABOVE ALL THENATIONS OF THE EARTH."
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  • NATIONS OF THE EARTH."VERSE 2: "AND ALL THESE
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  • VERSE 2: "AND ALL THESEBLESSINGS SHALL COME UPON YOU
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  • BLESSINGS SHALL COME UPON YOUAND OVERTAKE YOU, IF YOU OBEY
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  • AND OVERTAKE YOU, IF YOU OBEYTHE VOICE OF THE LORD
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  • THE VOICE OF THE LORDYOUR GOD."
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  • YOUR GOD."AND THAT SCRIPTURE HAS BEEN
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  • AND THAT SCRIPTURE HAS BEENRESONATING WITH ME ALL
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  • RESONATING WITH ME ALLTHROUGHOUT TODAY AND ALL
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  • THROUGHOUT TODAY AND ALLTHROUGHOUT THE BEGINNING
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  • THROUGHOUT THE BEGINNINGOF THIS YEAR.
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  • OF THIS YEAR.AND I'VE GOTTEN TO PUT IT
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  • AND I'VE GOTTEN TO PUT ITINTO PRACTICE.
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  • INTO PRACTICE.BECAUSE, SOMETHING THAT IS SO
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  • BECAUSE, SOMETHING THAT IS SOINTERESTING TO ME: IF OUR
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  • INTERESTING TO ME: IF OURFAITHFULNESS AND HIS
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  • FAITHFULNESS AND HISFAITHFULNESS GO HAND IN
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  • FAITHFULNESS GO HAND INHAND-- AND OUR FATHER SETS A
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  • HAND-- AND OUR FATHER SETS APERFECT EXAMPLE OF FAITHFULNESS
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  • PERFECT EXAMPLE OF FAITHFULNESSFOR US, BUT I THINK THE KEY IS
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  • FOR US, BUT I THINK THE KEY ISUS STAYING THE COURSE AND
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  • US STAYING THE COURSE ANDNOT GIVING UP.
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  • NOT GIVING UP.I THINK MANY OF US GROW WEARY
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  • I THINK MANY OF US GROW WEARYIN OUR WELL-DOING AND MANY OF
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  • IN OUR WELL-DOING AND MANY OFUS GET FRUSTRATED AND WANNA
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  • US GET FRUSTRATED AND WANNAPULL OUR CAR OVER TO THE SIDE
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  • PULL OUR CAR OVER TO THE SIDEOF THE ROAD WHEN THINGS
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  • OF THE ROAD WHEN THINGSDON'T ADD UP.
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  • DON'T ADD UP.I KNOW FOR ME, SOMETHING THAT
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  • I KNOW FOR ME, SOMETHING THATI'M LEARNING: WE ARE RAISING
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  • I'M LEARNING: WE ARE RAISINGA-- I HAVE A 5-YEAR-OLD, A
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  • A-- I HAVE A 5-YEAR-OLD, A10-YAR-OLD, AND A 15-YEAR-OLD.
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  • 10-YAR-OLD, AND A 15-YEAR-OLD.AND OUR 15-YEAR-OLD IS REALLY
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  • AND OUR 15-YEAR-OLD IS REALLYTESTING MY FAITHFULNESS.
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  • TESTING MY FAITHFULNESS.WE HAVE SET THE TABLE FOR HIM
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  • WE HAVE SET THE TABLE FOR HIMSO BEAUTIFULLY HIS ENTIRE LIFE,
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  • SO BEAUTIFULLY HIS ENTIRE LIFE,AND HE'S A GOOD KID.
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  • AND HE'S A GOOD KID.BUT MY FAITHFULNESS HAS BEEN
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  • BUT MY FAITHFULNESS HAS BEENTESTED, BECAUSE, FOR SOME
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  • TESTED, BECAUSE, FOR SOMEREASON, RAISING A TEENAGER, I
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  • REASON, RAISING A TEENAGER, IHAD THE IDEA THAT ONE PLUS ONE
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  • HAD THE IDEA THAT ONE PLUS ONEEQUALS TWO.
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  • EQUALS TWO.SO, IF DO THESE FOR OUR SON,
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  • SO, IF DO THESE FOR OUR SON,AND, AS A FAMILY, WE DO THESE
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  • AND, AS A FAMILY, WE DO THESETHINGS -- WE HAVE THESE
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  • THINGS -- WE HAVE THESETRADITIONS, WE ARE PRAYERFUL,
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  • TRADITIONS, WE ARE PRAYERFUL,WE ARE PRESENT, WE'RE INVOLVED,
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  • WE ARE PRESENT, WE'RE INVOLVED,WE'RE AT ALL THE GAMES, WE'RE
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  • WE'RE AT ALL THE GAMES, WE'REREADING THE SCRIPTURE WITH HIM
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  • READING THE SCRIPTURE WITH HIM-- WE'RE DOING THE RIGHT THINGS
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  • -- WE'RE DOING THE RIGHT THINGS-- THAT, BASICALLY, HE'S NOT
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  • -- THAT, BASICALLY, HE'S NOTEVEN GONNA HAVE ANY DESIRES TO
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  • EVEN GONNA HAVE ANY DESIRES TODO ANYTHING CRAZY.
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  • DO ANYTHING CRAZY.BUT I BELIEVED THE WRONG THING,
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  • BUT I BELIEVED THE WRONG THING,AND I HAD TO PUT MY PERSONAL
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  • AND I HAD TO PUT MY PERSONALFAITHFULNESS TO THE TEST WHEN
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  • FAITHFULNESS TO THE TEST WHENHIS GIRLFRIEND -- VERY FIRST
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  • HIS GIRLFRIEND -- VERY FIRSTGIRLFRIEND -- CAME TO OUR HOUSE
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  • GIRLFRIEND -- CAME TO OUR HOUSEFOR DINNER FOR THE FIRST TIME.
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  • FOR DINNER FOR THE FIRST TIME.SO, SOMETIMES, TO ME, MY
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  • SO, SOMETIMES, TO ME, MY15-YEAR-OLD IS STILL 5.
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  • 15-YEAR-OLD IS STILL 5.AND...I--
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  • AND...I--[LAUGHTER]
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  • [LAUGHTER]HE'S 15, NOW -- PRETTY MUCH
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  • HE'S 15, NOW -- PRETTY MUCHA MAN.
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  • A MAN.AND SO, I TOLD MY HUSBAND --
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  • AND SO, I TOLD MY HUSBAND --WHEN HIS GIRLFRIEND LEFT --
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  • WHEN HIS GIRLFRIEND LEFT --THAT NOTHING IN MY LIFE HAS
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  • THAT NOTHING IN MY LIFE HASPREPARED ME FOR THIS MOMENT --
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  • PREPARED ME FOR THIS MOMENT --BEING ACROSS THE TABLE FROM A
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  • BEING ACROSS THE TABLE FROM AWOMAN THAT MY SON IS
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  • WOMAN THAT MY SON ISIN LOVE WITH.
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  • IN LOVE WITH.AND SO, I SAY ALL THAT TO SAY
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  • AND SO, I SAY ALL THAT TO SAYTHAT THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD IS
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  • THAT THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD ISNOT JUST FLESHED OUT IN MY LIFE
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  • NOT JUST FLESHED OUT IN MY LIFEWHEN THINGS ARE GOING EXACTLY
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  • WHEN THINGS ARE GOING EXACTLYACCORDING TO PLAN; IT IS
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  • ACCORDING TO PLAN; IT ISACTUALLY REMINDING ME TO STAY
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  • ACTUALLY REMINDING ME TO STAYTHE COURSE AND REMINDING ME
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  • THE COURSE AND REMINDING METHAT HE WHO BEGAN A WORK IN ME
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  • THAT HE WHO BEGAN A WORK IN MEBUT ALSO OUR SON WILL SEE
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  • BUT ALSO OUR SON WILL SEEIT TO COMPLETION.
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  • IT TO COMPLETION.AND THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD --
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  • AND THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD --I THINK, SOMETIMES, I THOUGHT:
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  • I THINK, SOMETIMES, I THOUGHT:GOD WILL BE FAITHFUL.
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  • GOD WILL BE FAITHFUL.HE'LL SHOW HIMSELF, THAT MY SON
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  • HE'LL SHOW HIMSELF, THAT MY SONWON'T DATE, OR WHOEVER HE DATES
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  • WON'T DATE, OR WHOEVER HE DATESWILL ONLY BE JUST FULLY MADLY
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  • WILL ONLY BE JUST FULLY MADLYIN LOVE WITH JESUS AND THE MOST
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  • IN LOVE WITH JESUS AND THE MOSTPASSIONATE CHRISTIAN EVER.
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  • PASSIONATE CHRISTIAN EVER.BUT, REALLY, THE FAITHFULNESS
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  • BUT, REALLY, THE FAITHFULNESSOF GOD, EVEN IN RAISING A
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  • OF GOD, EVEN IN RAISING ATEENAGER, IS RESOURCING MYSELF
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  • TEENAGER, IS RESOURCING MYSELFAND RESOURCING MY SON.
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  • AND RESOURCING MY SON.AND, EVEN THE OTHER DAY,
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  • AND, EVEN THE OTHER DAY,I WAS ON INSTAGRAM AND I
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  • I WAS ON INSTAGRAM AND ISAW, CHRIS...I SAW PROPEL GIRL,
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  • SAW, CHRIS...I SAW PROPEL GIRL,THE NEW THING THAT YOU HAVE
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  • THE NEW THING THAT YOU HAVEFOR YOUNG TEENAGE GIRLS.
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  • FOR YOUNG TEENAGE GIRLS.AND SO, YOU KNOW WHAT I DID?
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  • AND SO, YOU KNOW WHAT I DID?I REMEMBERED THAT MY GOD WAS
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  • I REMEMBERED THAT MY GOD WASFAITHFUL WHEN I SAW THAT POST,
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  • FAITHFUL WHEN I SAW THAT POST,AND I SLID INTO HIS
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  • AND I SLID INTO HISGIRLFRIEND'S DMs, AND I SENT
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  • GIRLFRIEND'S DMs, AND I SENTHER THAT WHOLE LITTLE
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  • HER THAT WHOLE LITTLEPROMOTIONAL CURRICULUM.
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  • PROMOTIONAL CURRICULUM.[LAUGHTER]
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  • [LAUGHTER]AND, FOR ME, THAT POST THAT YOU
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  • AND, FOR ME, THAT POST THAT YOUMADE THAT DAY WAS GOD'S
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  • MADE THAT DAY WAS GOD'SFAITHFULNESS AT WORK
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  • FAITHFULNESS AT WORKIN MY LIFE.
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  • IN MY LIFE.BECAUSE I WAS GETTING
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  • BECAUSE I WAS GETTINGREADY TO GIVE UP.
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  • READY TO GIVE UP.AND THEN: "GOD, WHERE ARE YOU?
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  • AND THEN: "GOD, WHERE ARE YOU?WHERE ARE YOU IN THIS
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  • WHERE ARE YOU IN THISRELATIONSHIP?"
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  • RELATIONSHIP?"AND THEN, THE FAITHFULNESS OF
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  • AND THEN, THE FAITHFULNESS OFGOD CAME THROUGH.
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  • GOD CAME THROUGH.AND SHE DM'd ME BACK AND SHE
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  • AND SHE DM'd ME BACK AND SHESAID, "THANK YOU SO MUCH."
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  • SAID, "THANK YOU SO MUCH."SO, I SAY ALL THAT TO SAY: I
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  • SO, I SAY ALL THAT TO SAY: IHAVE NOT LOST MY SALVATION --
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  • HAVE NOT LOST MY SALVATION --EVEN WITH MY SON IN THIS NEW
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  • EVEN WITH MY SON IN THIS NEWDATING RELATIONSHIP -- AND I'M
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  • DATING RELATIONSHIP -- AND I'MREMINDING MYSELF OF HIS
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  • REMINDING MYSELF OF HISFAITHFULNESS DAILY.
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  • FAITHFULNESS DAILY.BUT I'VE SET ALL THAT UP TO
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  • BUT I'VE SET ALL THAT UP TOREMIND US THAT SOMETIMES IT'S
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  • REMIND US THAT SOMETIMES IT'SIMPORTANT FOR US TO STAY
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  • IMPORTANT FOR US TO STAYFAITHFUL, EVEN WHEN THINGS
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  • FAITHFUL, EVEN WHEN THINGSDON'T GO ACCORDING TO PLAN,
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  • DON'T GO ACCORDING TO PLAN,BECAUSE GOD IS ALWAYS FAITHFUL.
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  • BECAUSE GOD IS ALWAYS FAITHFUL.WHAT ABOUT YOU, STEPHANIE?
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  • WHAT ABOUT YOU, STEPHANIE?WHAT DO YOU HEAR ME SAYING AND
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  • WHAT DO YOU HEAR ME SAYING ANDWHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU?
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  • WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU?[STEPHANIE LAUGHS]
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  • [STEPHANIE LAUGHS]- STEPHANIE IKE: NO, I REALLY
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  • - STEPHANIE IKE: NO, I REALLYLOVED WHERE YOU TALKED ABOUT
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  • LOVED WHERE YOU TALKED ABOUTSTAYING THE COURSE.
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  • STAYING THE COURSE.I THINK THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST
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  • I THINK THAT IS ONE OF THE MOSTCHALLENGING THINGS TO DO.
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  • CHALLENGING THINGS TO DO.BECAUSE WHEN WE RECEIVE A WORD
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  • BECAUSE WHEN WE RECEIVE A WORDFROM THE LORD, WE'RE WAITING
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  • FROM THE LORD, WE'RE WAITINGFOR, LIKE: OKAY, WHAT IS THE
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  • FOR, LIKE: OKAY, WHAT IS THEBIG FRUIT?
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  • BIG FRUIT?LIKE, WHAT IS THE BIG THING?
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  • LIKE, WHAT IS THE BIG THING?LIKE, WHAT IS THE BIG DOOR THAT
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  • LIKE, WHAT IS THE BIG DOOR THATTHIS IS GONNA LEAD ME INTO.
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  • THIS IS GONNA LEAD ME INTO.BUT STAYING THE COURSE --
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  • BUT STAYING THE COURSE --I THINK THE POWER IN THAT IS
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  • I THINK THE POWER IN THAT ISRECOGNIZING THAT, THROUGH THE
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  • RECOGNIZING THAT, THROUGH THEJOURNEY THAT GOD REQUIRES YOU,
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  • JOURNEY THAT GOD REQUIRES YOU,IN THE PLACES THAT HE SENDS
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  • IN THE PLACES THAT HE SENDSYOU, IN THE THINGS THAT HE'S
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  • YOU, IN THE THINGS THAT HE'SCALLED YOU TO DO -- YOU KNOW,
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  • CALLED YOU TO DO -- YOU KNOW,HAVING DINNER WITH YOUR SON'S
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  • HAVING DINNER WITH YOUR SON'SGIRLFRIEND -- THERE IS
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  • GIRLFRIEND -- THERE ISSOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE BEEN
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  • SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE BEENCALLED TO POUR OUT.
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  • CALLED TO POUR OUT.BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, IN MY
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  • BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, IN MYCHURCH, BEFORE I BECAME THE
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  • CHURCH, BEFORE I BECAME THEEXECUTIVE PASTOR, I WAS
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  • EXECUTIVE PASTOR, I WASAN USHER.
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  • AN USHER.AND I BECAME AN USHER BY THE
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  • AND I BECAME AN USHER BY THEWAY OF REALLY BEING IN A TIME
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  • WAY OF REALLY BEING IN A TIMEIN MY LIFE THAT I WAS LIKE:
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  • IN MY LIFE THAT I WAS LIKE:"LORD, THERE'S SOMETHING YOU'VE
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  • "LORD, THERE'S SOMETHING YOU'VECALLED ME TO DO.
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  • CALLED ME TO DO.I FEEL IT WITHIN ME THAT IT'S
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  • I FEEL IT WITHIN ME THAT IT'SBURNING.
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  • BURNING.AND I'M TIRED TO TRYING TO
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  • AND I'M TIRED TO TRYING TODO THINGS MY OWN WAY.
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  • DO THINGS MY OWN WAY.YOU TELL ME WHAT IS IT THAT YOU
  • 00:05:15.004 --> 00:05:15.571
  • YOU TELL ME WHAT IS IT THAT YOUWANT ME TO DO."
  • 00:05:15.571 --> 00:05:17.507
  • WANT ME TO DO."AND, RIGHT THERE, HE TELLS
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  • AND, RIGHT THERE, HE TELLSME TO MOVE.
  • 00:05:18.808 --> 00:05:19.909
  • ME TO MOVE.I MOVED.
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  • I MOVED.HE LEADS ME TO THE CHURCH
  • 00:05:20.610 --> 00:05:21.644
  • HE LEADS ME TO THE CHURCHI'M IN.
  • 00:05:21.644 --> 00:05:24.046
  • I'M IN.AND HE TOLD ME: FOR ONE WHOLE
  • 00:05:24.046 --> 00:05:25.148
  • AND HE TOLD ME: FOR ONE WHOLEYEAR, SERVE AS AN USHER,
  • 00:05:25.148 --> 00:05:27.250
  • YEAR, SERVE AS AN USHER,NEVER MISS A SERVICE.
  • 00:05:27.250 --> 00:05:28.451
  • NEVER MISS A SERVICE.ALMOST LIKE: BE THE FIRST ONE
  • 00:05:28.451 --> 00:05:29.419
  • ALMOST LIKE: BE THE FIRST ONEIN AND THE LAST ONE OUT.
  • 00:05:29.419 --> 00:05:31.687
  • IN AND THE LAST ONE OUT.AND, TOLD ME TO WALK AWAY FROM,
  • 00:05:31.687 --> 00:05:34.424
  • AND, TOLD ME TO WALK AWAY FROM,I MEAN, WHAT WAS, LIKE, MY
  • 00:05:34.424 --> 00:05:36.893
  • I MEAN, WHAT WAS, LIKE, MYPILLAR, MY FINANCIAL PILLARS,
  • 00:05:36.893 --> 00:05:38.060
  • PILLAR, MY FINANCIAL PILLARS,THE SOURCE OF INCOME.
  • 00:05:38.060 --> 00:05:39.629
  • THE SOURCE OF INCOME.SO, I WAS VERY CONFUSED.
  • 00:05:39.629 --> 00:05:41.030
  • SO, I WAS VERY CONFUSED.BECAUSE I'M LIKE: WHAT?
  • 00:05:41.030 --> 00:05:41.831
  • BECAUSE I'M LIKE: WHAT?HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO GET BY,
  • 00:05:41.831 --> 00:05:42.398
  • HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO GET BY,DAY TO DAY?
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  • DAY TO DAY?AND I SAW HIS FAITHFULNESS,
  • 00:05:44.400 --> 00:05:45.268
  • AND I SAW HIS FAITHFULNESS,IN ORDER FOR ME TO REMAIN
  • 00:05:45.268 --> 00:05:47.069
  • IN ORDER FOR ME TO REMAINFAITHFUL.
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  • FAITHFUL.BUT, THERE WAS A MOMENT WHERE I
  • 00:05:47.804 --> 00:05:49.005
  • BUT, THERE WAS A MOMENT WHERE IWAS REALLY STRUGGLING.
  • 00:05:49.005 --> 00:05:49.705
  • WAS REALLY STRUGGLING.BECAUSE I'M LIKE-- IT GOT TO
  • 00:05:49.705 --> 00:05:51.307
  • BECAUSE I'M LIKE-- IT GOT TOTHE POINT WHERE I'M ASKING THE
  • 00:05:51.307 --> 00:05:52.775
  • THE POINT WHERE I'M ASKING THEBUS DRIVER, LIKE: "HEY, I DON'T
  • 00:05:52.775 --> 00:05:54.110
  • BUS DRIVER, LIKE: "HEY, I DON'THAVE MONEY TODAY, AND I JUST
  • 00:05:54.110 --> 00:05:56.012
  • HAVE MONEY TODAY, AND I JUSTNEED TO GET TO CHURCH."
  • 00:05:56.012 --> 00:05:57.346
  • NEED TO GET TO CHURCH."AND I WAS LIKE: "GOD, HAS IT
  • 00:05:57.346 --> 00:05:58.014
  • AND I WAS LIKE: "GOD, HAS ITCOME TO THIS?
  • 00:05:58.014 --> 00:05:59.115
  • COME TO THIS?LIKE, I DON'T GET IT."
  • 00:05:59.115 --> 00:06:00.249
  • LIKE, I DON'T GET IT."AND HE'S LIKE: WHERE YOU DON'T
  • 00:06:00.249 --> 00:06:01.717
  • AND HE'S LIKE: WHERE YOU DON'THAVE THE RESOURCES, YOU HAVE
  • 00:06:01.717 --> 00:06:02.485
  • HAVE THE RESOURCES, YOU HAVEFAVOR, BECAUSE I HAVE GIVEN YOU
  • 00:06:02.485 --> 00:06:03.953
  • FAVOR, BECAUSE I HAVE GIVEN YOUTHIS COMMAND.
  • 00:06:03.953 --> 00:06:05.388
  • THIS COMMAND.AND I REMEMBER THE BUS DRIVER
  • 00:06:05.388 --> 00:06:06.456
  • AND I REMEMBER THE BUS DRIVERWAS LIKE: "IF YOU SHOW UP AT
  • 00:06:06.456 --> 00:06:08.825
  • WAS LIKE: "IF YOU SHOW UP ATTHIS, YOU KNOW, THIS BUS STOP,
  • 00:06:08.825 --> 00:06:09.926
  • THIS, YOU KNOW, THIS BUS STOP,AT THIS TIME, EVERY SINGLE
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  • AT THIS TIME, EVERY SINGLESUNDAY, I WILL TAKE YOU FOR
  • 00:06:10.560 --> 00:06:11.594
  • SUNDAY, I WILL TAKE YOU FORFREE."
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  • FREE."BUT, FOR ME, IT WAS
  • 00:06:13.129 --> 00:06:15.531
  • BUT, FOR ME, IT WASFRUSTRATING.
  • 00:06:15.531 --> 00:06:16.132
  • FRUSTRATING.I SAID: "GOD, THIS IS NOT
  • 00:06:16.132 --> 00:06:17.733
  • I SAID: "GOD, THIS IS NOTMY LIFE."
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  • MY LIFE."I WAS LIKE: WHAT IS GOING ON?
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  • I WAS LIKE: WHAT IS GOING ON?AND I WAS JUST WAITING.
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  • AND I WAS JUST WAITING.AND SO, FOR ONE FULL YEAR, I
  • 00:06:22.205 --> 00:06:24.106
  • AND SO, FOR ONE FULL YEAR, ISTAYED COMMITTED TO THE WORD
  • 00:06:24.106 --> 00:06:25.942
  • STAYED COMMITTED TO THE WORDOF THE LORD.
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  • OF THE LORD.AND AFTER THAT YEAR PASSED -- I
  • 00:06:27.510 --> 00:06:28.678
  • AND AFTER THAT YEAR PASSED -- IMEAN, THE FACT THAT NOW I'M THE
  • 00:06:28.678 --> 00:06:29.345
  • MEAN, THE FACT THAT NOW I'M THEEXECUTIVE PASTOR AT THE CHURCH,
  • 00:06:29.345 --> 00:06:30.480
  • EXECUTIVE PASTOR AT THE CHURCH,I'VE SEEN THE FRUIT OF IT, BUT
  • 00:06:30.480 --> 00:06:31.581
  • I'VE SEEN THE FRUIT OF IT, BUTTHAT WAS THE BIG FRUIT.
  • 00:06:31.581 --> 00:06:32.715
  • THAT WAS THE BIG FRUIT.THERE WAS A MOMENT THAT I ASKED
  • 00:06:32.715 --> 00:06:34.116
  • THERE WAS A MOMENT THAT I ASKEDTHE LORD, I SAID: "WHAT WAS ALL
  • 00:06:34.116 --> 00:06:35.284
  • THE LORD, I SAID: "WHAT WAS ALLTHAT FOR?
  • 00:06:35.284 --> 00:06:35.952
  • THAT FOR?I KNOW THAT THERE WAS A LOT OF
  • 00:06:35.952 --> 00:06:37.587
  • I KNOW THAT THERE WAS A LOT OFTHINGS I LEARNED ABOUT BEING A
  • 00:06:37.587 --> 00:06:38.054
  • THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT BEING ASHEPHERD.
  • 00:06:38.054 --> 00:06:38.988
  • SHEPHERD.I KNOW ALL OF THAT."
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  • I KNOW ALL OF THAT."AND THE LORD BEGAN TO SHOW ME
  • 00:06:40.857 --> 00:06:42.859
  • AND THE LORD BEGAN TO SHOW METHE MOMENTS WHERE I WAS ON THE
  • 00:06:42.859 --> 00:06:43.826
  • THE MOMENTS WHERE I WAS ON THETRAIN AND I WAS HAVING A
  • 00:06:43.826 --> 00:06:45.228
  • TRAIN AND I WAS HAVING ACONVERSATION WITH A LITTLE BOY
  • 00:06:45.228 --> 00:06:46.596
  • CONVERSATION WITH A LITTLE BOYIN A GANG.
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  • IN A GANG.AND I'M TELLING HIM THAT
  • 00:06:47.230 --> 00:06:48.664
  • AND I'M TELLING HIM THAT"GOD LOVES YOU," THAT
  • 00:06:48.664 --> 00:06:49.565
  • "GOD LOVES YOU," THAT"YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE IN THIS
  • 00:06:49.565 --> 00:06:50.666
  • "YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE IN THISTHING," THAT "YOUR LIFE IS
  • 00:06:50.666 --> 00:06:51.901
  • THING," THAT "YOUR LIFE ISPRECIOUS."
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  • PRECIOUS."HE WAS SHOWING ME THE MOMENTS
  • 00:06:53.636 --> 00:06:55.571
  • HE WAS SHOWING ME THE MOMENTSWHERE I WAS WITH PEOPLE.
  • 00:06:55.571 --> 00:06:57.440
  • WHERE I WAS WITH PEOPLE.LIKE, HE HAD TO POSITION ME IN
  • 00:06:57.440 --> 00:06:58.875
  • LIKE, HE HAD TO POSITION ME INPLACES TO REPRESENT HIS LOVE,
  • 00:06:58.875 --> 00:06:59.408
  • PLACES TO REPRESENT HIS LOVE,TO REPRESENT HIS VOICE.
  • 00:06:59.408 --> 00:07:01.544
  • TO REPRESENT HIS VOICE.AND HE SAID: STEPHANIE,
  • 00:07:01.544 --> 00:07:02.812
  • AND HE SAID: STEPHANIE,IT WAS NOT JUST ABOUT WHAT
  • 00:07:02.812 --> 00:07:03.980
  • IT WAS NOT JUST ABOUT WHATI WAS TRAINING YOU TO DO,
  • 00:07:03.980 --> 00:07:06.382
  • I WAS TRAINING YOU TO DO,BUT I NEEDED SOMEONE TO SHOW
  • 00:07:06.382 --> 00:07:07.450
  • BUT I NEEDED SOMEONE TO SHOWUP IN THESE AREAS.
  • 00:07:07.450 --> 00:07:08.784
  • UP IN THESE AREAS.AND IT WAS THROUGH YOUR
  • 00:07:08.784 --> 00:07:09.752
  • AND IT WAS THROUGH YOURFAITHFULNESS THAT YOU WERE ABLE
  • 00:07:09.752 --> 00:07:11.053
  • FAITHFULNESS THAT YOU WERE ABLETO SHOW UP FOR THEM.
  • 00:07:11.053 --> 00:07:12.555
  • TO SHOW UP FOR THEM.BUT I ALSO SHOWED UP FOR YOU.
  • 00:07:12.555 --> 00:07:14.657
  • BUT I ALSO SHOWED UP FOR YOU.AND SO, STAYING THE COURSE --
  • 00:07:14.657 --> 00:07:15.591
  • AND SO, STAYING THE COURSE --WELL, THAT TAUGHT ME: IT'S NOT
  • 00:07:15.591 --> 00:07:16.726
  • WELL, THAT TAUGHT ME: IT'S NOTWAITING FOR THIS BIG DOOR, FOR
  • 00:07:16.726 --> 00:07:18.594
  • WAITING FOR THIS BIG DOOR, FORTHIS BIG REWARD, BUT
  • 00:07:18.594 --> 00:07:20.129
  • THIS BIG REWARD, BUTRECOGNIZING THAT, IN THE
  • 00:07:20.129 --> 00:07:22.164
  • RECOGNIZING THAT, IN THEJOURNEY, GOD NEEDS ME TO BE
  • 00:07:22.164 --> 00:07:23.332
  • JOURNEY, GOD NEEDS ME TO BEWHERE HE'S PLACED ME.
  • 00:07:23.332 --> 00:07:25.501
  • WHERE HE'S PLACED ME.I MAY NOT LIKE IT, BUT THERE IS
  • 00:07:25.501 --> 00:07:26.903
  • I MAY NOT LIKE IT, BUT THERE ISSOMEONE'S LIFE THAT IS
  • 00:07:26.903 --> 00:07:28.671
  • SOMEONE'S LIFE THAT ISLITERALLY DEPENDENT ON IT.
  • 00:07:28.671 --> 00:07:30.206
  • LITERALLY DEPENDENT ON IT.- LAURIE: MMH...
  • 00:07:30.206 --> 00:07:31.707
  • - LAURIE: MMH...THIS RIDE THROUGH LIFE, THE
  • 00:07:31.707 --> 00:07:33.276
  • THIS RIDE THROUGH LIFE, THEJOURNEY THROUGH LIFE --
  • 00:07:33.276 --> 00:07:34.343
  • JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE --YOU KNOW, ALEX SEELEY
  • 00:07:34.343 --> 00:07:36.178
  • YOU KNOW, ALEX SEELEYTALKED LAST YEAR ABOUT
  • 00:07:36.178 --> 00:07:38.614
  • TALKED LAST YEAR ABOUTHER 2020 AND ONE OF
  • 00:07:38.614 --> 00:07:40.316
  • HER 2020 AND ONE OFTHE THINGS THAT HAD
  • 00:07:40.316 --> 00:07:41.350
  • THE THINGS THAT HADHAPPENED TO HER.
  • 00:07:41.350 --> 00:07:42.585
  • HAPPENED TO HER.AND THERE WAS A POINT WHERE SHE
  • 00:07:42.585 --> 00:07:43.452
  • AND THERE WAS A POINT WHERE SHEJUST RAISED HER HAND AND SAID:
  • 00:07:43.452 --> 00:07:45.288
  • JUST RAISED HER HAND AND SAID:"GOD, YOU'RE NOT FAITHFUL.
  • 00:07:45.288 --> 00:07:46.322
  • "GOD, YOU'RE NOT FAITHFUL.YOU DIDN'T HOLD UP YOUR END OF
  • 00:07:46.322 --> 00:07:47.023
  • YOU DIDN'T HOLD UP YOUR END OFTHE BARGAIN."
  • 00:07:47.023 --> 00:07:48.090
  • THE BARGAIN."AND I THINK MAYBE THERE WERE A
  • 00:07:48.090 --> 00:07:50.493
  • AND I THINK MAYBE THERE WERE ALOT OF PEOPLE WHO THREW UP
  • 00:07:50.493 --> 00:07:52.028
  • LOT OF PEOPLE WHO THREW UPTHEIR ARMS, LAST YEAR, IN 2020,
  • 00:07:52.028 --> 00:07:53.229
  • THEIR ARMS, LAST YEAR, IN 2020,AND SAID: I'M DONE.
  • 00:07:53.229 --> 00:07:55.498
  • AND SAID: I'M DONE.I'M FINISHED.
  • 00:07:55.498 --> 00:07:56.198
  • I'M FINISHED.I'M GETTING OFF THE TRAIN.
  • 00:07:56.198 --> 00:07:58.334
  • I'M GETTING OFF THE TRAIN.I'M IN TIMBUKTU.
  • 00:07:58.334 --> 00:07:59.468
  • I'M IN TIMBUKTU.THIS IS TAKING TOO LONG.
  • 00:07:59.468 --> 00:08:02.538
  • THIS IS TAKING TOO LONG.AND THEY GET OFF AND THEY SPEND
  • 00:08:02.538 --> 00:08:04.874
  • AND THEY GET OFF AND THEY SPENDTHE REST OF THEIR LIFE IN
  • 00:08:04.874 --> 00:08:05.675
  • THE REST OF THEIR LIFE INTIMBUKTU, BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T
  • 00:08:05.675 --> 00:08:07.810
  • TIMBUKTU, BECAUSE THEY DIDN'TSTAY ON THE JOURNEY WITH GOD
  • 00:08:07.810 --> 00:08:10.346
  • STAY ON THE JOURNEY WITH GODAND THEY GOT OFF.
  • 00:08:10.346 --> 00:08:10.980
  • AND THEY GOT OFF.AND THEY'D THROWN THEIR HANDS
  • 00:08:10.980 --> 00:08:13.182
  • AND THEY'D THROWN THEIR HANDSUP, WHEN GOD SAID TO ALEX, HE
  • 00:08:13.182 --> 00:08:14.517
  • UP, WHEN GOD SAID TO ALEX, HESAID: I'M NOT FINISHED YET.
  • 00:08:14.517 --> 00:08:15.885
  • SAID: I'M NOT FINISHED YET.I'M NOT FINISHED WITH YOUR
  • 00:08:15.885 --> 00:08:17.853
  • I'M NOT FINISHED WITH YOURSTORY, YET.
  • 00:08:17.853 --> 00:08:19.589
  • STORY, YET.AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO DO.
  • 00:08:19.589 --> 00:08:22.592
  • AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO DO.WE HAVE TO DO -- WE HAVE TO BE
  • 00:08:22.592 --> 00:08:23.225
  • WE HAVE TO DO -- WE HAVE TO BEFAITHFUL, BECAUSE WE GET THAT
  • 00:08:23.225 --> 00:08:23.859
  • FAITHFUL, BECAUSE WE GET THATAS A SEED.
  • 00:08:23.859 --> 00:08:24.460
  • AS A SEED.WE'VE BEEN TALKING ALL WEEK
  • 00:08:24.460 --> 00:08:25.428
  • WE'VE BEEN TALKING ALL WEEKABOUT THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT.
  • 00:08:25.428 --> 00:08:27.363
  • ABOUT THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT.AND WHEN WE HAVE THE SEED, WE
  • 00:08:27.363 --> 00:08:28.431
  • AND WHEN WE HAVE THE SEED, WEHAVE THE LIFE OF CHRIST INSIDE
  • 00:08:28.431 --> 00:08:29.765
  • HAVE THE LIFE OF CHRIST INSIDEOF US.
  • 00:08:29.765 --> 00:08:30.833
  • OF US.THAT'S ONE OF THE FRUIT OF THE
  • 00:08:30.833 --> 00:08:33.436
  • THAT'S ONE OF THE FRUIT OF THESPIRIT IS FAITHFULNESS.
  • 00:08:33.436 --> 00:08:34.370
  • SPIRIT IS FAITHFULNESS.AND WE STAY FAITHFUL BECAUSE
  • 00:08:34.370 --> 00:08:35.605
  • AND WE STAY FAITHFUL BECAUSEGOD IS FAITHFUL.
  • 00:08:35.605 --> 00:08:37.139
  • GOD IS FAITHFUL.HE NEVER FAILS, CHRISTINE.
  • 00:08:37.139 --> 00:08:38.574
  • HE NEVER FAILS, CHRISTINE.WE'VE GOTTA STICK THIS THING
  • 00:08:38.574 --> 00:08:40.443
  • WE'VE GOTTA STICK THIS THINGOUT -- AND WE WILL SEE.
  • 00:08:40.443 --> 00:08:42.044
  • OUT -- AND WE WILL SEE.I PROMISE YOU THE FAITHFULNESS
  • 00:08:42.044 --> 00:08:44.747
  • I PROMISE YOU THE FAITHFULNESSOF GOD IN OUR LIVES TO SEE
  • 00:08:44.747 --> 00:08:48.050
  • OF GOD IN OUR LIVES TO SEEEVERYTHING COME TO FLOURISH.
  • 00:08:48.050 --> 00:08:49.619
  • EVERYTHING COME TO FLOURISH.WHETHER WE'RE HERE TO SEE IT OR
  • 00:08:49.619 --> 00:08:50.252
  • WHETHER WE'RE HERE TO SEE IT ORNOT, GOD IS FAITHFUL TO HIS
  • 00:08:50.252 --> 00:08:51.153
  • NOT, GOD IS FAITHFUL TO HISWORD.
  • 00:08:51.153 --> 00:08:51.787
  • WORD.- CHRISTINE CAINE: OF COURSE,
  • 00:08:51.787 --> 00:08:52.388
  • - CHRISTINE CAINE: OF COURSE,HE IS.
  • 00:08:52.388 --> 00:08:53.356
  • HE IS.I'M THINKING: IMAGINE IF SARAH
  • 00:08:53.356 --> 00:08:54.490
  • I'M THINKING: IMAGINE IF SARAHOR ELIZABETH OR-- I MEAN, I
  • 00:08:54.490 --> 00:08:56.025
  • OR ELIZABETH OR-- I MEAN, IWON'T GO THROUGH THE WHOLE
  • 00:08:56.025 --> 00:08:57.126
  • WON'T GO THROUGH THE WHOLETHING -- DECIDED TO GIVE UP ON
  • 00:08:57.126 --> 00:08:58.027
  • THING -- DECIDED TO GIVE UP ONTHE PROMISE.
  • 00:08:58.027 --> 00:09:00.529
  • THE PROMISE.THE DEAL IS YOUR FAITHFULNESS
  • 00:09:00.529 --> 00:09:01.163
  • THE DEAL IS YOUR FAITHFULNESSWILL TAKE YOU FURTHER AND
  • 00:09:01.163 --> 00:09:02.164
  • WILL TAKE YOU FURTHER ANDLONGER THAN YOUR GIFT EVER
  • 00:09:02.164 --> 00:09:02.965
  • LONGER THAN YOUR GIFT EVERWILL.
  • 00:09:02.965 --> 00:09:04.033
  • WILL.AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT A LOT
  • 00:09:04.033 --> 00:09:05.368
  • AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT A LOTOF US CONFUSE.
  • 00:09:05.368 --> 00:09:06.102
  • OF US CONFUSE.WE HAVE A SHOOTING-STAR
  • 00:09:06.102 --> 00:09:07.937
  • WE HAVE A SHOOTING-STARMENTALITY AND A LOT OF THAT'S
  • 00:09:07.937 --> 00:09:09.138
  • MENTALITY AND A LOT OF THAT'SGOT TO DO WITH SOCIAL MEDIA.
  • 00:09:09.138 --> 00:09:11.407
  • GOT TO DO WITH SOCIAL MEDIA.IT'S LIKE: MAN, I JUST GOTTA
  • 00:09:11.407 --> 00:09:12.274
  • IT'S LIKE: MAN, I JUST GOTTAGET OUT THERE, AND I'M JUST
  • 00:09:12.274 --> 00:09:12.808
  • GET OUT THERE, AND I'M JUSTGONNA BUILD A PLATFORM AND
  • 00:09:12.808 --> 00:09:13.609
  • GONNA BUILD A PLATFORM ANDBUILD A BRAND!
  • 00:09:13.609 --> 00:09:14.343
  • BUILD A BRAND!AND I'VE JUST GOTTA--
  • 00:09:14.343 --> 00:09:15.444
  • AND I'VE JUST GOTTA--AND IT'S LIKE: WELL, GOD,
  • 00:09:15.444 --> 00:09:16.746
  • AND IT'S LIKE: WELL, GOD,YOU DIDN'T DO...
  • 00:09:16.746 --> 00:09:17.880
  • YOU DIDN'T DO...AND, SOMETIMES, GOD DIDN'T EVEN
  • 00:09:17.880 --> 00:09:19.715
  • AND, SOMETIMES, GOD DIDN'T EVENSAY WHAT WE THINK HE SAID.
  • 00:09:19.715 --> 00:09:21.050
  • SAY WHAT WE THINK HE SAID.IT'S JUST LIKE: GOD,
  • 00:09:21.050 --> 00:09:22.551
  • IT'S JUST LIKE: GOD,I SHOULD BE HERE.
  • 00:09:22.551 --> 00:09:23.786
  • I SHOULD BE HERE.WE HAVE OUR OWN MENTALITY:
  • 00:09:23.786 --> 00:09:24.920
  • WE HAVE OUR OWN MENTALITY:"AT THIS AGE, I SHOULD BE
  • 00:09:24.920 --> 00:09:26.489
  • "AT THIS AGE, I SHOULD BEHERE,"
  • 00:09:26.489 --> 00:09:27.523
  • HERE,""I SHOULD HAVE ACHIEVED
  • 00:09:27.523 --> 00:09:28.391
  • "I SHOULD HAVE ACHIEVEDTHIS MUCH,"
  • 00:09:28.391 --> 00:09:29.592
  • THIS MUCH,"AS IF SOMEHOW YOUR
  • 00:09:29.592 --> 00:09:31.060
  • AS IF SOMEHOW YOURCHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP --
  • 00:09:31.060 --> 00:09:31.727
  • CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP --BEING AN APPRENTICE OF JESUS --
  • 00:09:31.727 --> 00:09:32.261
  • BEING AN APPRENTICE OF JESUS --AS IF, SOMEHOW, THAT'S,
  • 00:09:32.261 --> 00:09:33.362
  • AS IF, SOMEHOW, THAT'S,LIKE, A CAREER.
  • 00:09:33.362 --> 00:09:34.864
  • LIKE, A CAREER.AND, IT'S NOT A CAREER;
  • 00:09:34.864 --> 00:09:36.032
  • AND, IT'S NOT A CAREER;IT'S A CALLING.
  • 00:09:36.032 --> 00:09:37.400
  • IT'S A CALLING.AND, ULTIMATELY, OUR CALLING
  • 00:09:37.400 --> 00:09:39.068
  • AND, ULTIMATELY, OUR CALLINGIS TO HIM.
  • 00:09:39.068 --> 00:09:39.802
  • IS TO HIM.HE SAYS: DROP YOUR NETS.
  • 00:09:39.802 --> 00:09:41.303
  • HE SAYS: DROP YOUR NETS.FOLLOW ME.
  • 00:09:41.303 --> 00:09:43.172
  • FOLLOW ME.AND SO, THEN, OUR JOB -- THAT'S
  • 00:09:43.172 --> 00:09:44.306
  • AND SO, THEN, OUR JOB -- THAT'SWHERE THE FAITHFULNESS IS.
  • 00:09:44.306 --> 00:09:45.508
  • WHERE THE FAITHFULNESS IS.JESUS, I'M FOLLOWING YOU.
  • 00:09:45.508 --> 00:09:46.776
  • JESUS, I'M FOLLOWING YOU.I'M NOT BUILDING A LADDER, OR A
  • 00:09:46.776 --> 00:09:49.178
  • I'M NOT BUILDING A LADDER, OR ACAREER, OR AN EMPIRE.
  • 00:09:49.178 --> 00:09:51.480
  • CAREER, OR AN EMPIRE.I'M FOLLOWING JESUS.
  • 00:09:51.480 --> 00:09:53.482
  • I'M FOLLOWING JESUS.AND THAT MEANS, FOR THE TERM OF
  • 00:09:53.482 --> 00:09:54.417
  • AND THAT MEANS, FOR THE TERM OFMY LIFE ON THIS PLANET,
  • 00:09:54.417 --> 00:09:56.152
  • MY LIFE ON THIS PLANET,WHEREVER HE GOES, I'M GOING.
  • 00:09:56.152 --> 00:09:57.853
  • WHEREVER HE GOES, I'M GOING.AND SO, SOMETIMES, THAT MIGHT
  • 00:09:57.853 --> 00:09:59.655
  • AND SO, SOMETIMES, THAT MIGHTMEAN, LIKE LAST YEAR, 2020,
  • 00:09:59.655 --> 00:10:01.924
  • MEAN, LIKE LAST YEAR, 2020,WHEN WE ALL HAD THESE VISIONS,
  • 00:10:01.924 --> 00:10:02.925
  • WHEN WE ALL HAD THESE VISIONS,WE ALL HAD THESE DREAMS, WE ALL
  • 00:10:02.925 --> 00:10:04.794
  • WE ALL HAD THESE DREAMS, WE ALLHAD THESE PLANS, WE ALL HAD
  • 00:10:04.794 --> 00:10:05.961
  • HAD THESE PLANS, WE ALL HADTHESE GOALS, AND JESUS SAYS,
  • 00:10:05.961 --> 00:10:07.196
  • THESE GOALS, AND JESUS SAYS,"KNOCK YOURSELF OUT --
  • 00:10:07.196 --> 00:10:09.131
  • "KNOCK YOURSELF OUT --I'M GLAD--
  • 00:10:09.131 --> 00:10:10.032
  • I'M GLAD--I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED IT,
  • 00:10:10.032 --> 00:10:11.333
  • I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED IT,BECAUSE..." -- HE JUST
  • 00:10:11.333 --> 00:10:12.368
  • BECAUSE..." -- HE JUSTFLATTENED THE WORLD AND PUT US
  • 00:10:12.368 --> 00:10:13.669
  • FLATTENED THE WORLD AND PUT USALL IN TIME-OUT.
  • 00:10:13.669 --> 00:10:15.971
  • ALL IN TIME-OUT.AND THEN, WHAT HAPPENED WAS,
  • 00:10:15.971 --> 00:10:17.473
  • AND THEN, WHAT HAPPENED WAS,WHAT HE WANTED US TO KNOW IS:
  • 00:10:17.473 --> 00:10:19.075
  • WHAT HE WANTED US TO KNOW IS:OH, I WAS FAITHFUL TO YOU IN
  • 00:10:19.075 --> 00:10:20.609
  • OH, I WAS FAITHFUL TO YOU IN2020, BECAUSE MY PROMISE TO YOU
  • 00:10:20.609 --> 00:10:22.111
  • 2020, BECAUSE MY PROMISE TO YOUWAS THAT I WOULD NEVER LEAVE
  • 00:10:22.111 --> 00:10:24.413
  • WAS THAT I WOULD NEVER LEAVEYOU NOR FORSAKE YOU.
  • 00:10:24.413 --> 00:10:25.214
  • YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU.I DIDN'T TELL YOU THAT YOU WERE
  • 00:10:25.214 --> 00:10:26.515
  • I DIDN'T TELL YOU THAT YOU WEREGONNA FULFILL ALL YOUR GOALS.
  • 00:10:26.515 --> 00:10:27.750
  • GONNA FULFILL ALL YOUR GOALS.I DIDN'T TELL YOU YOU WERE
  • 00:10:27.750 --> 00:10:29.051
  • I DIDN'T TELL YOU YOU WEREGONNA FULFILL ALL YOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:10:29.051 --> 00:10:31.087
  • GONNA FULFILL ALL YOUR DREAMS.I TOLD YOU I WILL NEVER LEAVE
  • 00:10:31.087 --> 00:10:32.788
  • I TOLD YOU I WILL NEVER LEAVEYOU NOR FORSAKE YOU.
  • 00:10:32.788 --> 00:10:34.223
  • YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU.THE PEOPLE THAT GOT OFF THE BUS
  • 00:10:34.223 --> 00:10:35.791
  • THE PEOPLE THAT GOT OFF THE BUSLAST YEAR, OR GOT OFF THE
  • 00:10:35.791 --> 00:10:37.159
  • LAST YEAR, OR GOT OFF THETRAIN, FORGOT TO LOOK AROUND
  • 00:10:37.159 --> 00:10:38.594
  • TRAIN, FORGOT TO LOOK AROUNDAND SEE JESUS.
  • 00:10:38.594 --> 00:10:39.762
  • AND SEE JESUS.LIKE, JESUS WAS WITH THEM.
  • 00:10:39.762 --> 00:10:42.064
  • LIKE, JESUS WAS WITH THEM.AND IF JESUS IS THE GOAL, THAT
  • 00:10:42.064 --> 00:10:43.265
  • AND IF JESUS IS THE GOAL, THATMEANS EVEN IF WE HAVE A YEAR
  • 00:10:43.265 --> 00:10:45.968
  • MEANS EVEN IF WE HAVE A YEARLIKE 2020, HE IS STILL WITH US.
  • 00:10:45.968 --> 00:10:47.303
  • LIKE 2020, HE IS STILL WITH US.- LAURIE: RIGHT.
  • 00:10:47.303 --> 00:10:49.038
  • - LAURIE: RIGHT.- CHRISTINE: SO, MAYBE I'M AT
  • 00:10:49.038 --> 00:10:49.872
  • - CHRISTINE: SO, MAYBE I'M ATHOME, AND, MAYBE EVERYTHING'S
  • 00:10:49.872 --> 00:10:50.773
  • HOME, AND, MAYBE EVERYTHING'SBEEN SHUT DOWN, AND MAYBE IT'S
  • 00:10:50.773 --> 00:10:51.841
  • BEEN SHUT DOWN, AND MAYBE IT'SNOT LIKE IT WAS, BUT HE IS
  • 00:10:51.841 --> 00:10:55.511
  • NOT LIKE IT WAS, BUT HE ISSTILL WITH ME.
  • 00:10:55.511 --> 00:10:56.512
  • STILL WITH ME.AND I THINK IF WE DIDN'T
  • 00:10:56.512 --> 00:10:58.147
  • AND I THINK IF WE DIDN'TDISCOVER THIS LAST YEAR, YOU
  • 00:10:58.147 --> 00:11:00.316
  • DISCOVER THIS LAST YEAR, YOUDON'T WANNA HAVE TO LEARN THIS
  • 00:11:00.316 --> 00:11:02.651
  • DON'T WANNA HAVE TO LEARN THISTEST, AGAIN, IN 2021.
  • 00:11:02.651 --> 00:11:03.319
  • TEST, AGAIN, IN 2021.SO, HOW ABOUT WE JUST LEARN IT,
  • 00:11:03.319 --> 00:11:04.053
  • SO, HOW ABOUT WE JUST LEARN IT,RIGHT NOW, GUYS, OKAY?
  • 00:11:04.053 --> 00:11:06.689
  • RIGHT NOW, GUYS, OKAY?THE BIBLE SAYS THAT, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:11:06.689 --> 00:11:08.791
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THAT, YOU KNOW,THAT SARAH -- IN HEBREWS 11:11,
  • 00:11:08.791 --> 00:11:11.827
  • THAT SARAH -- IN HEBREWS 11:11,I THINK -- WHEN SARAH-- SHE WAS
  • 00:11:11.827 --> 00:11:15.297
  • I THINK -- WHEN SARAH-- SHE WASGIVEN STRENGTH TO RECEIVE THE
  • 00:11:15.297 --> 00:11:16.198
  • GIVEN STRENGTH TO RECEIVE THEPROMISE, WHEN SHE CONCEIVED THAT
  • 00:11:16.198 --> 00:11:19.268
  • PROMISE, WHEN SHE CONCEIVED THATHE WHO PROMISED IS FAITHFUL.
  • 00:11:19.268 --> 00:11:21.604
  • HE WHO PROMISED IS FAITHFUL.SO, I WOULD SAY THE 25 YEARS
  • 00:11:21.604 --> 00:11:23.506
  • SO, I WOULD SAY THE 25 YEARSBETWEEN THE PROMISE AND THE
  • 00:11:23.506 --> 00:11:25.975
  • BETWEEN THE PROMISE AND THEFRUITION OF THE PROMISE WAS HER
  • 00:11:25.975 --> 00:11:26.942
  • FRUITION OF THE PROMISE WAS HERGETTING TO A PLACE WHERE
  • 00:11:26.942 --> 00:11:29.245
  • GETTING TO A PLACE WHEREFINALLY BELIEVED THAT HE WHO
  • 00:11:29.245 --> 00:11:33.482
  • FINALLY BELIEVED THAT HE WHOPROMISED IS FAITHFUL.
  • 00:11:33.482 --> 00:11:34.717
  • PROMISED IS FAITHFUL.WHEN SHE GOT TO THAT PLACE,
  • 00:11:34.717 --> 00:11:35.951
  • WHEN SHE GOT TO THAT PLACE,THEN, SHE WAS GIVEN STRENGTH TO
  • 00:11:35.951 --> 00:11:38.888
  • THEN, SHE WAS GIVEN STRENGTH TOCONCEIVE THE SEED THAT WOULD
  • 00:11:38.888 --> 00:11:39.455
  • CONCEIVE THE SEED THAT WOULDOBVIOUSLY THEN BEAR FORTH
  • 00:11:39.455 --> 00:11:40.890
  • OBVIOUSLY THEN BEAR FORTHISAAC.
  • 00:11:40.890 --> 00:11:43.025
  • ISAAC.A LOT OF US -- THE WOMB OF OUR
  • 00:11:43.025 --> 00:11:44.627
  • A LOT OF US -- THE WOMB OF OURFAITH IS TOO WEAK TO BE ABLE TO
  • 00:11:44.627 --> 00:11:45.961
  • FAITH IS TOO WEAK TO BE ABLE TOCONCEIVE THE SEED THAT WILL
  • 00:11:45.961 --> 00:11:47.997
  • CONCEIVE THE SEED THAT WILLCARRY A PROMISE TO FULL TERM.
  • 00:11:47.997 --> 00:11:50.166
  • CARRY A PROMISE TO FULL TERM.AND THE FACT IS-- 'CAUSE THE
  • 00:11:50.166 --> 00:11:51.467
  • AND THE FACT IS-- 'CAUSE THEBOTTOM LINE IS WE DON'T TRUST
  • 00:11:51.467 --> 00:11:53.068
  • BOTTOM LINE IS WE DON'T TRUSTTHAT JESUS IS FAITHFUL.
  • 00:11:53.068 --> 00:11:54.770
  • THAT JESUS IS FAITHFUL.WE THINK IF IT DOESN'T LINE UP
  • 00:11:54.770 --> 00:11:56.438
  • WE THINK IF IT DOESN'T LINE UPECONOMICALLY, IF IT DOESN'T
  • 00:11:56.438 --> 00:11:58.374
  • ECONOMICALLY, IF IT DOESN'TLINE UP RELATIONALLY, IF IT
  • 00:11:58.374 --> 00:11:59.241
  • LINE UP RELATIONALLY, IF ITDOESN'T LINE UP ACCORDING TO
  • 00:11:59.241 --> 00:12:00.543
  • DOESN'T LINE UP ACCORDING TOOUR PLANS AND OUR PURPOSE, WE
  • 00:12:00.543 --> 00:12:02.511
  • OUR PLANS AND OUR PURPOSE, WETHINK GOD HASN'T BEEN FAITHFUL.
  • 00:12:02.511 --> 00:12:03.712
  • THINK GOD HASN'T BEEN FAITHFUL.AND HE'S SAYING: NO, NO.
  • 00:12:03.712 --> 00:12:05.281
  • AND HE'S SAYING: NO, NO.THE WHOLE TIME I AM THE GOAL.
  • 00:12:05.281 --> 00:12:06.982
  • THE WHOLE TIME I AM THE GOAL.AND THE ONLY THING I PROMISED
  • 00:12:06.982 --> 00:12:08.250
  • AND THE ONLY THING I PROMISEDYOU CONSISTENTLY IN SCRIPTURE
  • 00:12:08.250 --> 00:12:09.552
  • YOU CONSISTENTLY IN SCRIPTUREIS I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR
  • 00:12:09.552 --> 00:12:10.252
  • IS I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NORFORSAKE YOU.
  • 00:12:10.252 --> 00:12:11.620
  • FORSAKE YOU.SO, IF YOU DON'T LEARN TO FIND
  • 00:12:11.620 --> 00:12:13.489
  • SO, IF YOU DON'T LEARN TO FINDME IN APPARENT LACK, IF YOU
  • 00:12:13.489 --> 00:12:14.924
  • ME IN APPARENT LACK, IF YOUDON'T LEARN TO FIND ME IN
  • 00:12:14.924 --> 00:12:16.859
  • DON'T LEARN TO FIND ME INAPPARENT BARENESS, YOU ARE
  • 00:12:16.859 --> 00:12:17.560
  • APPARENT BARENESS, YOU ARENEVER GONNA KNOW ME IN
  • 00:12:17.560 --> 00:12:18.828
  • NEVER GONNA KNOW ME INABUNDANCE.
  • 00:12:18.828 --> 00:12:20.129
  • ABUNDANCE.SO, YOU BETTER FIND ME WHEN YOU
  • 00:12:20.129 --> 00:12:21.463
  • SO, YOU BETTER FIND ME WHEN YOUDON'T HAVE IT SO THAT YOU KNOW
  • 00:12:21.463 --> 00:12:23.232
  • DON'T HAVE IT SO THAT YOU KNOWWHEN YOU DO THAT IT'S GOT
  • 00:12:23.232 --> 00:12:24.733
  • WHEN YOU DO THAT IT'S GOTNOTHING TO DO WITH YOU AND IT'S
  • 00:12:24.733 --> 00:12:25.801
  • NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU AND IT'SGOT EVERYTHING TO DO WITH ME.
  • 00:12:25.801 --> 00:12:27.770
  • GOT EVERYTHING TO DO WITH ME.SO, I THINK THAT HALF OF THE
  • 00:12:27.770 --> 00:12:29.171
  • SO, I THINK THAT HALF OF THECHRISTIAN JOURNEY IS THE
  • 00:12:29.171 --> 00:12:30.639
  • CHRISTIAN JOURNEY IS THEJOURNEY TO DISCOVERING THAT GOD
  • 00:12:30.639 --> 00:12:32.174
  • JOURNEY TO DISCOVERING THAT GODIS FAITHFUL SO THAT WHEN--
  • 00:12:32.174 --> 00:12:33.576
  • IS FAITHFUL SO THAT WHEN--YOU KNOW, PAUL SAYS: I'VE
  • 00:12:33.576 --> 00:12:34.243
  • YOU KNOW, PAUL SAYS: I'VELEARNED TO BE CONTENT WHETHER I
  • 00:12:34.243 --> 00:12:35.878
  • LEARNED TO BE CONTENT WHETHER IABASE OR ABOUND.
  • 00:12:35.878 --> 00:12:36.846
  • ABASE OR ABOUND.BECAUSE I KNOW THE WHOLE DEAL:
  • 00:12:36.846 --> 00:12:38.614
  • BECAUSE I KNOW THE WHOLE DEAL:GOD'S GOING TO BE FAITHFUL IN
  • 00:12:38.614 --> 00:12:39.181
  • GOD'S GOING TO BE FAITHFUL INTHE MIDST OF IT.
  • 00:12:39.181 --> 00:12:41.016
  • THE MIDST OF IT.AND WE WON'T BE FAITHFUL IF WE
  • 00:12:41.016 --> 00:12:42.084
  • AND WE WON'T BE FAITHFUL IF WEDON'T BELIEVE THAT HE IS
  • 00:12:42.084 --> 00:12:42.852
  • DON'T BELIEVE THAT HE ISFAITHFUL.
  • 00:12:42.852 --> 00:12:43.686
  • FAITHFUL.- LAURIE: YEAH...AWH!
  • 00:12:43.686 --> 00:12:44.653
  • - LAURIE: YEAH...AWH!- CHRISTINE: B, WHAT ARE YOU
  • 00:12:44.653 --> 00:12:45.187
  • - CHRISTINE: B, WHAT ARE YOUTHINKING?
  • 00:12:45.187 --> 00:12:46.055
  • THINKING?- BIANCA OLTHOFF: CHRIS, I
  • 00:12:46.055 --> 00:12:46.655
  • - BIANCA OLTHOFF: CHRIS, ICANNOT AGREE WITH YOU MORE.
  • 00:12:46.655 --> 00:12:47.723
  • CANNOT AGREE WITH YOU MORE.I LOVE THAT YOU USED THE STORY
  • 00:12:47.723 --> 00:12:48.357
  • I LOVE THAT YOU USED THE STORYOF SARAH.
  • 00:12:48.357 --> 00:12:49.425
  • OF SARAH.I THINK, IN THIS SEASON,
  • 00:12:49.425 --> 00:12:50.492
  • I THINK, IN THIS SEASON,I RESONATE DEEPLY WITH IT.
  • 00:12:50.492 --> 00:12:53.295
  • I RESONATE DEEPLY WITH IT.CHRIS, YOU ARE AWARE OF KIND OF
  • 00:12:53.295 --> 00:12:54.797
  • CHRIS, YOU ARE AWARE OF KIND OFTHIS JOURNEY THAT MATT -- MY
  • 00:12:54.797 --> 00:12:55.898
  • THIS JOURNEY THAT MATT -- MYHUSBAND -- AND I HAVE BEEN ON,
  • 00:12:55.898 --> 00:12:59.802
  • HUSBAND -- AND I HAVE BEEN ON,THE CHURCH-PLANTING PROCESS.
  • 00:12:59.802 --> 00:13:00.736
  • THE CHURCH-PLANTING PROCESS.BUT YOU HAVE GOTTEN A LOT OF
  • 00:13:00.736 --> 00:13:01.670
  • BUT YOU HAVE GOTTEN A LOT OFUNFILTERED TEXT MESSAGES OF
  • 00:13:01.670 --> 00:13:02.504
  • UNFILTERED TEXT MESSAGES OFJUST WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO HAVE
  • 00:13:02.504 --> 00:13:04.006
  • JUST WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO HAVEBIRTHED THIS CHURCH IN THE
  • 00:13:04.006 --> 00:13:04.940
  • BIRTHED THIS CHURCH IN THEMIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC.
  • 00:13:04.940 --> 00:13:05.941
  • MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC.AND IT FEELS ABSOLUTELY CRAZY.
  • 00:13:05.941 --> 00:13:07.409
  • AND IT FEELS ABSOLUTELY CRAZY.SO, FOR SOME THAT ARE WATCHING
  • 00:13:07.409 --> 00:13:10.112
  • SO, FOR SOME THAT ARE WATCHINGAND YOU NEED A TESTIMONY STORY,
  • 00:13:10.112 --> 00:13:10.713
  • AND YOU NEED A TESTIMONY STORY,LET ME JUST-- LET ME JUST GIVE
  • 00:13:10.713 --> 00:13:11.714
  • LET ME JUST-- LET ME JUST GIVEYOU A TESTIMONY TODAY OF GOD'S
  • 00:13:11.714 --> 00:13:13.983
  • YOU A TESTIMONY TODAY OF GOD'SFAITHFULNESS.
  • 00:13:13.983 --> 00:13:15.851
  • FAITHFULNESS.WE STARTED AS A CHURCH.
  • 00:13:15.851 --> 00:13:17.152
  • WE STARTED AS A CHURCH.WE WERE A MOBILE CHURCH.
  • 00:13:17.152 --> 00:13:18.654
  • WE WERE A MOBILE CHURCH.WE HAD TO CHANGE VENUES SIX
  • 00:13:18.654 --> 00:13:20.389
  • WE HAD TO CHANGE VENUES SIXTIMES IN A YEAR AND A HALF OF
  • 00:13:20.389 --> 00:13:21.991
  • TIMES IN A YEAR AND A HALF OFBEING A CHURCH.
  • 00:13:21.991 --> 00:13:23.259
  • BEING A CHURCH.I MEAN, LITERALLY, I REMEMBER
  • 00:13:23.259 --> 00:13:24.293
  • I MEAN, LITERALLY, I REMEMBERONE SUNDAY MORNING ROLLING IN
  • 00:13:24.293 --> 00:13:26.795
  • ONE SUNDAY MORNING ROLLING INWITH ANOINTING OIL IN ONE HAND
  • 00:13:26.795 --> 00:13:27.630
  • WITH ANOINTING OIL IN ONE HANDAND LYSOL IN THE OTHER.
  • 00:13:27.630 --> 00:13:28.364
  • AND LYSOL IN THE OTHER.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:13:28.364 --> 00:13:29.665
  • [LAUGHTER]BECAUSE ON SATURDAY NIGHT, THE
  • 00:13:29.665 --> 00:13:31.500
  • BECAUSE ON SATURDAY NIGHT, THETHUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER, AKA
  • 00:13:31.500 --> 00:13:33.936
  • THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER, AKAMAGIC MIKE, AKA INAPPROPRIATE
  • 00:13:33.936 --> 00:13:35.638
  • MAGIC MIKE, AKA INAPPROPRIATEDANCING HAPPENED ON THE PULPIT
  • 00:13:35.638 --> 00:13:37.907
  • DANCING HAPPENED ON THE PULPITTHAT I PREACHED THE WORD OF
  • 00:13:37.907 --> 00:13:38.774
  • THAT I PREACHED THE WORD OFGOD!
  • 00:13:38.774 --> 00:13:39.375
  • GOD!I'M NOT EVEN KIDDING YOU.
  • 00:13:39.375 --> 00:13:40.376
  • I'M NOT EVEN KIDDING YOU.Y'ALL, I FOUND DRUG
  • 00:13:40.376 --> 00:13:41.310
  • Y'ALL, I FOUND DRUGPARAPHERNALIA, WEAVES...
  • 00:13:41.310 --> 00:13:42.878
  • PARAPHERNALIA, WEAVES...I KNOW.
  • 00:13:42.878 --> 00:13:44.647
  • I KNOW.WEAVES ARE FAKE HAIR, FOR THOSE
  • 00:13:44.647 --> 00:13:45.147
  • WEAVES ARE FAKE HAIR, FOR THOSEWHO DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:13:45.147 --> 00:13:46.348
  • WHO DON'T KNOW.I FOUND WEAVES, I FOUND--
  • 00:13:46.348 --> 00:13:47.549
  • I FOUND WEAVES, I FOUND--THERE WAS GANG-BANGERS WHO CAME
  • 00:13:47.549 --> 00:13:49.018
  • THERE WAS GANG-BANGERS WHO CAMEINTO OUR VENUE, RIGHT AS WE
  • 00:13:49.018 --> 00:13:50.352
  • INTO OUR VENUE, RIGHT AS WEWERE SETTING UP CHURCH.
  • 00:13:50.352 --> 00:13:51.020
  • WERE SETTING UP CHURCH.AND, LISTEN, THEY MESSED WITH
  • 00:13:51.020 --> 00:13:52.922
  • AND, LISTEN, THEY MESSED WITHTHE WRONG CHICK, 'CAUSE THIS IS
  • 00:13:52.922 --> 00:13:53.522
  • THE WRONG CHICK, 'CAUSE THIS ISORANGE COUNTY.
  • 00:13:53.522 --> 00:13:54.023
  • ORANGE COUNTY.BUT I LIKE: UNH-UH.
  • 00:13:54.023 --> 00:13:55.858
  • BUT I LIKE: UNH-UH.IT'S STEP OUT OR GET RIGHT.
  • 00:13:55.858 --> 00:13:56.492
  • IT'S STEP OUT OR GET RIGHT.ALL RIGHT, YOU'RE GONNA GET
  • 00:13:56.492 --> 00:13:57.593
  • ALL RIGHT, YOU'RE GONNA GETSAVED OR GET OUT.
  • 00:13:57.593 --> 00:13:58.160
  • SAVED OR GET OUT.ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:13:58.160 --> 00:13:59.094
  • ALL RIGHT?DON'T MESS WITH GOD'S PEOPLE.
  • 00:13:59.094 --> 00:14:00.396
  • DON'T MESS WITH GOD'S PEOPLE.I MEAN, I'M TALKING ABOUT,
  • 00:14:00.396 --> 00:14:02.264
  • I MEAN, I'M TALKING ABOUT,ROLLING UP EVERY SUNDAY, WE
  • 00:14:02.264 --> 00:14:04.199
  • ROLLING UP EVERY SUNDAY, WEHAVE NO CLUE WHAT WE WERE GONNA
  • 00:14:04.199 --> 00:14:04.934
  • HAVE NO CLUE WHAT WE WERE GONNAFIND AT THE VENUE.
  • 00:14:04.934 --> 00:14:06.001
  • FIND AT THE VENUE.WE FOUND HOMELESS PEOPLE LIVING
  • 00:14:06.001 --> 00:14:07.102
  • WE FOUND HOMELESS PEOPLE LIVINGIN OUR VENUE!
  • 00:14:07.102 --> 00:14:08.237
  • IN OUR VENUE!CHRISTINE CAN CO-SIGN ON ALL OF
  • 00:14:08.237 --> 00:14:09.204
  • CHRISTINE CAN CO-SIGN ON ALL OFTHIS.
  • 00:14:09.204 --> 00:14:11.740
  • THIS.IT HAS BEEN TWO YEARS OF
  • 00:14:11.740 --> 00:14:13.642
  • IT HAS BEEN TWO YEARS OFTILLING THE GROUND.
  • 00:14:13.642 --> 00:14:14.209
  • TILLING THE GROUND.AND I REMEMBER ONE SUNDAY
  • 00:14:14.209 --> 00:14:17.813
  • AND I REMEMBER ONE SUNDAYDURING QUARANTINE WHERE WE HAD
  • 00:14:17.813 --> 00:14:19.815
  • DURING QUARANTINE WHERE WE HADTO PRERECORD MESSAGES.
  • 00:14:19.815 --> 00:14:21.116
  • TO PRERECORD MESSAGES.AND IT WAS HOT MESS EXPRESS.
  • 00:14:21.116 --> 00:14:23.018
  • AND IT WAS HOT MESS EXPRESS.ANYWAYS, I WOKE UP AFTER CHURCH
  • 00:14:23.018 --> 00:14:24.520
  • ANYWAYS, I WOKE UP AFTER CHURCH-- ON SUNDAY IT HAD HAPPENED
  • 00:14:24.520 --> 00:14:26.221
  • -- ON SUNDAY IT HAD HAPPENED-- MONDAY MORNING, AND I JUST
  • 00:14:26.221 --> 00:14:27.389
  • -- MONDAY MORNING, AND I JUSTLAID IN BED.
  • 00:14:27.389 --> 00:14:28.123
  • LAID IN BED.AND I FELT LIKE I GOT RUN OVER
  • 00:14:28.123 --> 00:14:28.924
  • AND I FELT LIKE I GOT RUN OVERBY A BUS.
  • 00:14:28.924 --> 00:14:29.792
  • BY A BUS.AND I TURNED TO MY HUSBAND AND
  • 00:14:29.792 --> 00:14:32.328
  • AND I TURNED TO MY HUSBAND ANDI SAID: BABY, WE DIDN'T HEAR
  • 00:14:32.328 --> 00:14:33.696
  • I SAID: BABY, WE DIDN'T HEARFROM GOD.
  • 00:14:33.696 --> 00:14:35.097
  • FROM GOD.WE MADE A MISTAKE.
  • 00:14:35.097 --> 00:14:36.498
  • WE MADE A MISTAKE.WE ARE NOT CHURCH PLANTERS.
  • 00:14:36.498 --> 00:14:37.499
  • WE ARE NOT CHURCH PLANTERS.WE ARE NOT PASTORS.
  • 00:14:37.499 --> 00:14:38.734
  • WE ARE NOT PASTORS.IN FACT, WE'RE THE WORST
  • 00:14:38.734 --> 00:14:39.234
  • IN FACT, WE'RE THE WORSTLEADERS EVER!
  • 00:14:39.234 --> 00:14:42.371
  • LEADERS EVER!WE MUST SUCK!
  • 00:14:42.371 --> 00:14:43.038
  • WE MUST SUCK!BECAUSE WE HAVE TILLED THE
  • 00:14:43.038 --> 00:14:44.974
  • BECAUSE WE HAVE TILLED THEGROUND, WE PLANTED SEEDS, WE
  • 00:14:44.974 --> 00:14:45.641
  • GROUND, WE PLANTED SEEDS, WEWATERED -- I MEAN, WE HAVE DONE
  • 00:14:45.641 --> 00:14:47.042
  • WATERED -- I MEAN, WE HAVE DONETHE DANG THING.
  • 00:14:47.042 --> 00:14:48.043
  • THE DANG THING.WE'VE REMOVED ROCKS!
  • 00:14:48.043 --> 00:14:49.678
  • WE'VE REMOVED ROCKS!WE HAVE POURED OUR BLOOD,
  • 00:14:49.678 --> 00:14:50.779
  • WE HAVE POURED OUR BLOOD,SWEAT, AND TEARS, LITERALLY,
  • 00:14:50.779 --> 00:14:53.048
  • SWEAT, AND TEARS, LITERALLY,OVER THIS CONGREGATION.
  • 00:14:53.048 --> 00:14:55.351
  • OVER THIS CONGREGATION.BUT UNLESS GOD BRINGS THE RAIN,
  • 00:14:55.351 --> 00:14:57.152
  • BUT UNLESS GOD BRINGS THE RAIN,OUR LABOR IS IN VAIN.
  • 00:14:57.152 --> 00:14:58.554
  • OUR LABOR IS IN VAIN.AND THIS IS A DESERT, BABY.
  • 00:14:58.554 --> 00:15:00.055
  • AND THIS IS A DESERT, BABY.THIS IS A DROUGHT.
  • 00:15:00.055 --> 00:15:00.923
  • THIS IS A DROUGHT.WE NEED TO MOVE A GOD.
  • 00:15:00.923 --> 00:15:03.993
  • WE NEED TO MOVE A GOD.THE VERY NEXT DAY, MY HUSBAND
  • 00:15:03.993 --> 00:15:05.561
  • THE VERY NEXT DAY, MY HUSBANDCALLS ME AND HE SAID: "B, I
  • 00:15:05.561 --> 00:15:06.261
  • CALLS ME AND HE SAID: "B, ITHINK YOU NEED TO COME AND
  • 00:15:06.261 --> 00:15:07.529
  • THINK YOU NEED TO COME ANDCHECK OUT THIS VENUE.
  • 00:15:07.529 --> 00:15:08.564
  • CHECK OUT THIS VENUE.BECAUSE, IT'S KIND OF CRAZY
  • 00:15:08.564 --> 00:15:09.331
  • BECAUSE, IT'S KIND OF CRAZYTHAT IT OPENED UP."
  • 00:15:09.331 --> 00:15:10.432
  • THAT IT OPENED UP."ABANDONED MOVIE THEATRE.
  • 00:15:10.432 --> 00:15:11.533
  • ABANDONED MOVIE THEATRE.AMAZING LOCATION.
  • 00:15:11.533 --> 00:15:13.135
  • AMAZING LOCATION.ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
  • 00:15:13.135 --> 00:15:16.505
  • ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIAFIFTY THOUSAND SQUARE FEET ON A
  • 00:15:16.505 --> 00:15:17.973
  • FIFTY THOUSAND SQUARE FEET ON ABUSY BUS-LINKED HIGHWAY.
  • 00:15:17.973 --> 00:15:18.507
  • BUSY BUS-LINKED HIGHWAY.CHRISTINE HAS BEEN THERE!
  • 00:15:18.507 --> 00:15:19.641
  • CHRISTINE HAS BEEN THERE!I MEAN, IT'S LIKE FANCY FOLK.
  • 00:15:19.641 --> 00:15:20.476
  • I MEAN, IT'S LIKE FANCY FOLK.HOW WE GONNA AFFORD THAT?
  • 00:15:20.476 --> 00:15:21.677
  • HOW WE GONNA AFFORD THAT?MY GOD IS GOOD.
  • 00:15:21.677 --> 00:15:23.012
  • MY GOD IS GOOD.BECAUSE WE OFFERED ONE-FOURTH
  • 00:15:23.012 --> 00:15:24.146
  • BECAUSE WE OFFERED ONE-FOURTHOF THE ASKING PRICE AND THEY
  • 00:15:24.146 --> 00:15:25.014
  • OF THE ASKING PRICE AND THEYGAVE IT TO US.
  • 00:15:25.014 --> 00:15:26.048
  • GAVE IT TO US.IN THE MIDDLE OF QUARANTINE,
  • 00:15:26.048 --> 00:15:27.249
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF QUARANTINE,WE HAD TO PAY HALF OF THAT
  • 00:15:27.249 --> 00:15:28.984
  • WE HAD TO PAY HALF OF THATONE-FOURTH.
  • 00:15:28.984 --> 00:15:30.085
  • ONE-FOURTH.Y'ALL, MY GOD IS GOOD IS ALL
  • 00:15:30.085 --> 00:15:31.887
  • Y'ALL, MY GOD IS GOOD IS ALLI'M SAYING.
  • 00:15:31.887 --> 00:15:32.488
  • I'M SAYING.AND I JUST ECHO THE WORDS OF
  • 00:15:32.488 --> 00:15:33.522
  • AND I JUST ECHO THE WORDS OFJOSEPH.
  • 00:15:33.522 --> 00:15:34.790
  • JOSEPH.WHAT THE ENEMY MEANT FOR EVIL,
  • 00:15:34.790 --> 00:15:35.591
  • WHAT THE ENEMY MEANT FOR EVIL,GOD IS GOING TO FLIP IT AROUND
  • 00:15:35.591 --> 00:15:37.493
  • GOD IS GOING TO FLIP IT AROUNDFOR GOOD.
  • 00:15:37.493 --> 00:15:38.127
  • FOR GOOD.SO, WE TALK ABOUT THE
  • 00:15:38.127 --> 00:15:38.861
  • SO, WE TALK ABOUT THEFAITHFULNESS OF GOD.
  • 00:15:38.861 --> 00:15:39.895
  • FAITHFULNESS OF GOD.SOME OF Y'ALL NEED TO BE
  • 00:15:39.895 --> 00:15:40.529
  • SOME OF Y'ALL NEED TO BEREMINDED OF HIS FAITHFULNESS.
  • 00:15:40.529 --> 00:15:41.030
  • REMINDED OF HIS FAITHFULNESS.BUT THIS IS WHAT I WANNA
  • 00:15:41.030 --> 00:15:41.830
  • BUT THIS IS WHAT I WANNAENCOURAGE US: WHEN GOD PROVES
  • 00:15:41.830 --> 00:15:43.399
  • ENCOURAGE US: WHEN GOD PROVESFAITHFUL, DON'T FORGET HIS
  • 00:15:43.399 --> 00:15:46.068
  • FAITHFUL, DON'T FORGET HISFAITHFULNESS.
  • 00:15:46.068 --> 00:15:48.003
  • FAITHFULNESS.BECAUSE AFTER HE'S PROVEN
  • 00:15:48.003 --> 00:15:49.104
  • BECAUSE AFTER HE'S PROVENHIMSELF FAITHFUL, THERE'S GONNA
  • 00:15:49.104 --> 00:15:49.872
  • HIMSELF FAITHFUL, THERE'S GONNABE-- LIFE IS HARD, LIFE IS
  • 00:15:49.872 --> 00:15:50.372
  • BE-- LIFE IS HARD, LIFE ISTRYING.
  • 00:15:50.372 --> 00:15:50.973
  • TRYING.THERE'S GONNA BE MORE MOMENTS
  • 00:15:50.973 --> 00:15:51.907
  • THERE'S GONNA BE MORE MOMENTSWHERE WE'RE LIKE: LORD, WHERE
  • 00:15:51.907 --> 00:15:52.875
  • WHERE WE'RE LIKE: LORD, WHEREART THOU?
  • 00:15:52.875 --> 00:15:53.342
  • ART THOU?HAVE YOU LEFT US?
  • 00:15:53.342 --> 00:15:54.109
  • HAVE YOU LEFT US?WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO,
  • 00:15:54.109 --> 00:15:54.810
  • WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO,REMEMBER WHAT GOD HAS DONE.
  • 00:15:54.810 --> 00:15:56.311
  • REMEMBER WHAT GOD HAS DONE.PERIOD.
  • 00:15:56.311 --> 00:15:58.347
  • PERIOD.NOW IS YOUR TIME TO BE A
  • 00:15:58.347 --> 00:15:59.615
  • NOW IS YOUR TIME TO BE ATESTIMONY.
  • 00:15:59.615 --> 00:16:00.416
  • TESTIMONY.WHO NEEDS TO HEAR HOW GOD HAS
  • 00:16:00.416 --> 00:16:01.884
  • WHO NEEDS TO HEAR HOW GOD HASBEEN FAITHFUL IN YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:16:01.884 --> 00:16:04.420
  • BEEN FAITHFUL IN YOUR LIFE?BECAUSE IF YOU BEEN MINISTERED
  • 00:16:04.420 --> 00:16:05.054
  • BECAUSE IF YOU BEEN MINISTEREDIN ANY OF THE TESTIMONIES HERE
  • 00:16:05.054 --> 00:16:05.821
  • IN ANY OF THE TESTIMONIES HERETODAY, IMAGINE WHAT YOUR
  • 00:16:05.821 --> 00:16:07.990
  • TODAY, IMAGINE WHAT YOURTESTIMONY....
  • 00:16:07.990 --> 00:16:09.525
  • TESTIMONY....WHAT YOUR TESTIMONY...
  • 00:16:09.525 --> 00:16:10.159
  • WHAT YOUR TESTIMONY..."OH, I DON'T HAVE A TESTIMONY,
  • 00:16:10.159 --> 00:16:10.959
  • "OH, I DON'T HAVE A TESTIMONY,BIANCA.
  • 00:16:10.959 --> 00:16:11.860
  • BIANCA.OH..."
  • 00:16:11.860 --> 00:16:12.661
  • OH..."NO, NO, NO.
  • 00:16:12.661 --> 00:16:13.562
  • NO, NO, NO.YOU HAVE A TESTIMONY.
  • 00:16:13.562 --> 00:16:14.463
  • YOU HAVE A TESTIMONY.SHARE YOUR TESTIMONY 'CAUSE IT
  • 00:16:14.463 --> 00:16:15.497
  • SHARE YOUR TESTIMONY 'CAUSE ITMIGHT JUST CHANGE SOMEONE'S
  • 00:16:15.497 --> 00:16:16.598
  • MIGHT JUST CHANGE SOMEONE'SFAITH, TODAY.
  • 00:16:16.598 --> 00:16:18.434
  • FAITH, TODAY.- STEPHANIE: THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:16:18.434 --> 00:16:19.968
  • - STEPHANIE: THAT'S RIGHT.- BIANCA: ONEKA, I THINK THAT
  • 00:16:19.968 --> 00:16:21.437
  • - BIANCA: ONEKA, I THINK THATYOU HAVE...BEEN SO FAITHFUL IN
  • 00:16:21.437 --> 00:16:22.671
  • YOU HAVE...BEEN SO FAITHFUL INFEEDING THE FLOCK.
  • 00:16:22.671 --> 00:16:24.840
  • FEEDING THE FLOCK.WHERE HAS GOD SHOWN FAITHFUL IN
  • 00:16:24.840 --> 00:16:25.474
  • WHERE HAS GOD SHOWN FAITHFUL INTHIS NEW YEAR, AS WE STEP INTO
  • 00:16:25.474 --> 00:16:26.775
  • THIS NEW YEAR, AS WE STEP INTO2021?
  • 00:16:26.775 --> 00:16:27.276
  • 2021?- ONEKA: HE'S BEEN SO
  • 00:16:27.276 --> 00:16:28.043
  • - ONEKA: HE'S BEEN SOFAITHFUL.
  • 00:16:28.043 --> 00:16:30.379
  • FAITHFUL.AND I THINK, EVEN ON THE DAYS--
  • 00:16:30.379 --> 00:16:31.246
  • AND I THINK, EVEN ON THE DAYS--LIKE ALL OF US, WE HAVE THOSE
  • 00:16:31.246 --> 00:16:32.381
  • LIKE ALL OF US, WE HAVE THOSEDAYS THAT WE GET DISCOURAGED,
  • 00:16:32.381 --> 00:16:34.083
  • DAYS THAT WE GET DISCOURAGED,JUST LIKE YOU SHARED.
  • 00:16:34.083 --> 00:16:35.250
  • JUST LIKE YOU SHARED.WE HAVE THOSE DAYS WHEN WE FEEL
  • 00:16:35.250 --> 00:16:36.151
  • WE HAVE THOSE DAYS WHEN WE FEELLIKE: I'M LABORING IN VAIN.
  • 00:16:36.151 --> 00:16:37.986
  • LIKE: I'M LABORING IN VAIN.DOES ANYTHING COUNT?
  • 00:16:37.986 --> 00:16:39.488
  • DOES ANYTHING COUNT?AND, I'VE HEARD THIS PHRASE,
  • 00:16:39.488 --> 00:16:40.823
  • AND, I'VE HEARD THIS PHRASE,RECENTLY, THAT PEOPLE USE IN
  • 00:16:40.823 --> 00:16:42.291
  • RECENTLY, THAT PEOPLE USE INCONVERSATION.
  • 00:16:42.291 --> 00:16:44.159
  • CONVERSATION.IT'S CALLED CALLING RECEIPTS.
  • 00:16:44.159 --> 00:16:46.328
  • IT'S CALLED CALLING RECEIPTS.AND I FEEL LIKE, SOMETIMES, WE
  • 00:16:46.328 --> 00:16:46.962
  • AND I FEEL LIKE, SOMETIMES, WEHAVE TO CALL RECEIPTS ON THE
  • 00:16:46.962 --> 00:16:47.663
  • HAVE TO CALL RECEIPTS ON THEGOODNESS OF GOD, ON THE
  • 00:16:47.663 --> 00:16:49.064
  • GOODNESS OF GOD, ON THEFAITHFULNESS OF GOD, AND THINK
  • 00:16:49.064 --> 00:16:50.232
  • FAITHFULNESS OF GOD, AND THINKABOUT NOT JUST OUR TODAY, BUT
  • 00:16:50.232 --> 00:16:51.767
  • ABOUT NOT JUST OUR TODAY, BUTTHINK ABOUT WHERE HE'S BROUGHT
  • 00:16:51.767 --> 00:16:52.701
  • THINK ABOUT WHERE HE'S BROUGHTUS FROM.
  • 00:16:52.701 --> 00:16:54.369
  • US FROM.I THINK ABOUT HOW I WAS RAISED
  • 00:16:54.369 --> 00:16:54.970
  • I THINK ABOUT HOW I WAS RAISEDBY A SINGLE MOM.
  • 00:16:54.970 --> 00:16:56.071
  • BY A SINGLE MOM.AND I THINK ABOUT, NOW, THAT I
  • 00:16:56.071 --> 00:16:57.706
  • AND I THINK ABOUT, NOW, THAT IHAVE A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY, THAT
  • 00:16:57.706 --> 00:16:58.740
  • HAVE A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY, THATWE'RE SERVING GOD TOGETHER,
  • 00:16:58.740 --> 00:17:00.142
  • WE'RE SERVING GOD TOGETHER,BUILDING GOD'S CHURCH TOGETHER.
  • 00:17:00.142 --> 00:17:01.643
  • BUILDING GOD'S CHURCH TOGETHER.BUT I KNOW THAT CAME FROM OTHER
  • 00:17:01.643 --> 00:17:03.812
  • BUT I KNOW THAT CAME FROM OTHERPEOPLE WHO WERE FAITHFUL, WHOSE
  • 00:17:03.812 --> 00:17:04.746
  • PEOPLE WHO WERE FAITHFUL, WHOSESHOULDERS THAT I'M STANDING ON
  • 00:17:04.746 --> 00:17:05.948
  • SHOULDERS THAT I'M STANDING ON-- PEOPLE WHO DECIDED TO NOT
  • 00:17:05.948 --> 00:17:07.416
  • -- PEOPLE WHO DECIDED TO NOTGIVE UP, PEOPLE WHO DECIDED TO
  • 00:17:07.416 --> 00:17:09.017
  • GIVE UP, PEOPLE WHO DECIDED TODARE HOPE, PEOPLE WHO DECIDED
  • 00:17:09.017 --> 00:17:10.752
  • DARE HOPE, PEOPLE WHO DECIDEDTO LOOK OBSTACLES SQUARE IN THE
  • 00:17:10.752 --> 00:17:12.721
  • TO LOOK OBSTACLES SQUARE IN THEFACE AND SAY, "GOD, I TRUST
  • 00:17:12.721 --> 00:17:13.889
  • FACE AND SAY, "GOD, I TRUSTYOU."
  • 00:17:13.889 --> 00:17:15.224
  • YOU."AND SO, I'VE HAD TO REMIND
  • 00:17:15.224 --> 00:17:16.792
  • AND SO, I'VE HAD TO REMINDMYSELF: HOW DARE I GIVE UP, HOW
  • 00:17:16.792 --> 00:17:18.827
  • MYSELF: HOW DARE I GIVE UP, HOWDARE I QUIT, HOW DARE I STOP
  • 00:17:18.827 --> 00:17:20.195
  • DARE I QUIT, HOW DARE I STOPWHEN SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE PAVED
  • 00:17:20.195 --> 00:17:21.897
  • WHEN SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE PAVEDTHE ROAD THAT I'M NOW WALKING
  • 00:17:21.897 --> 00:17:22.865
  • THE ROAD THAT I'M NOW WALKINGON.
  • 00:17:22.865 --> 00:17:24.032
  • ON.AND I THINK, NOW, MORE THAN
  • 00:17:24.032 --> 00:17:25.200
  • AND I THINK, NOW, MORE THANEVER, WE HAVE TO CALL THE
  • 00:17:25.200 --> 00:17:26.935
  • EVER, WE HAVE TO CALL THERECEIPTS ON THE GOODNESS OF
  • 00:17:26.935 --> 00:17:27.569
  • RECEIPTS ON THE GOODNESS OFGOD, CALL THE RECEIPTS ON HIS
  • 00:17:27.569 --> 00:17:29.304
  • GOD, CALL THE RECEIPTS ON HISGOODNESS, ON HIS MERCY, ON HIS
  • 00:17:29.304 --> 00:17:31.006
  • GOODNESS, ON HIS MERCY, ON HISKINDNESS, ON HIS FAVOR, ON HIS
  • 00:17:31.006 --> 00:17:32.508
  • KINDNESS, ON HIS FAVOR, ON HISBLESSINGS, AND TO RECOGNIZE
  • 00:17:32.508 --> 00:17:33.742
  • BLESSINGS, AND TO RECOGNIZEWHERE HE'S BROUGHT US FROM.
  • 00:17:33.742 --> 00:17:35.410
  • WHERE HE'S BROUGHT US FROM.AND EVEN THOUGH OUR TODAY MIGHT
  • 00:17:35.410 --> 00:17:37.613
  • AND EVEN THOUGH OUR TODAY MIGHTNOT BE EXACTLY WHERE WE WANT
  • 00:17:37.613 --> 00:17:38.747
  • NOT BE EXACTLY WHERE WE WANTIT, THERE'S SO MANY GOOD THINGS
  • 00:17:38.747 --> 00:17:39.715
  • IT, THERE'S SO MANY GOOD THINGSHE'S DONE ALONG THE WAY.
  • 00:17:39.715 --> 00:17:41.116
  • HE'S DONE ALONG THE WAY.AND SO, ANYTIME I GET
  • 00:17:41.116 --> 00:17:42.317
  • AND SO, ANYTIME I GETDISCOURAGED, I REMIND MYSELF
  • 00:17:42.317 --> 00:17:44.253
  • DISCOURAGED, I REMIND MYSELFTHAT HE HAS BEEN FAITHFUL; HE
  • 00:17:44.253 --> 00:17:46.455
  • THAT HE HAS BEEN FAITHFUL; HEHAS BEEN GOOD; HE HAS BEEN
  • 00:17:46.455 --> 00:17:48.123
  • HAS BEEN GOOD; HE HAS BEENMERCIFUL; HE HAS BEEN KIND;
  • 00:17:48.123 --> 00:17:49.925
  • MERCIFUL; HE HAS BEEN KIND;HE HAS BEEN TRUSTWORTHY; HE HAS
  • 00:17:49.925 --> 00:17:51.293
  • HE HAS BEEN TRUSTWORTHY; HE HASBEEN MY STRONG TOWER; HE HAS
  • 00:17:51.293 --> 00:17:52.494
  • BEEN MY STRONG TOWER; HE HASBEEN MY REFUGE.
  • 00:17:52.494 --> 00:17:54.163
  • BEEN MY REFUGE.AND I JUST REHEARSE THAT, OVER
  • 00:17:54.163 --> 00:17:55.364
  • AND I JUST REHEARSE THAT, OVERAND OVER AGAIN, UNTIL I GET OUT
  • 00:17:55.364 --> 00:17:57.900
  • AND OVER AGAIN, UNTIL I GET OUTOF MY OWN FEELINGS AND INTO HIS
  • 00:17:57.900 --> 00:17:59.268
  • OF MY OWN FEELINGS AND INTO HISWORDS AND INTO HIS PROMISES.
  • 00:17:59.268 --> 00:18:00.869
  • WORDS AND INTO HIS PROMISES.AND SOMETHING THAT I SAID
  • 00:18:00.869 --> 00:18:02.404
  • AND SOMETHING THAT I SAIDBEFORE BUT I JUST AM REMINDED
  • 00:18:02.404 --> 00:18:03.472
  • BEFORE BUT I JUST AM REMINDEDOF IT AGAIN IS, SO MANY TIMES,
  • 00:18:03.472 --> 00:18:06.508
  • OF IT AGAIN IS, SO MANY TIMES,WE THINK: OH, THAT TAKES TOO
  • 00:18:06.508 --> 00:18:07.776
  • WE THINK: OH, THAT TAKES TOOMUCH TO BE MADLY IN LOVE WITH
  • 00:18:07.776 --> 00:18:08.277
  • MUCH TO BE MADLY IN LOVE WITHJESUS.
  • 00:18:08.277 --> 00:18:09.211
  • JESUS.OR: THAT TAKES TOO MUCH TO
  • 00:18:09.211 --> 00:18:10.479
  • OR: THAT TAKES TOO MUCH TORENEW MY MIND.
  • 00:18:10.479 --> 00:18:11.813
  • RENEW MY MIND.OR: THAT TAKES TOO MUCH TO KIND
  • 00:18:11.813 --> 00:18:13.415
  • OR: THAT TAKES TOO MUCH TO KINDOF DEEP-SEA DIVE INTO THE WORD
  • 00:18:13.415 --> 00:18:14.216
  • OF DEEP-SEA DIVE INTO THE WORDOF GOD AND READING THE
  • 00:18:14.216 --> 00:18:16.018
  • OF GOD AND READING THECOMMENTARIES AND NERDING OUT
  • 00:18:16.018 --> 00:18:17.219
  • COMMENTARIES AND NERDING OUTAND UNDERSTAND WHO WE ARE IN
  • 00:18:17.219 --> 00:18:17.786
  • AND UNDERSTAND WHO WE ARE INCHRIST.
  • 00:18:17.786 --> 00:18:19.254
  • CHRIST.BUT I THINK ABOUT, SOMETIMES,
  • 00:18:19.254 --> 00:18:21.490
  • BUT I THINK ABOUT, SOMETIMES,ALL THE YOUTUBE TUTORIAL VIDEOS
  • 00:18:21.490 --> 00:18:22.624
  • ALL THE YOUTUBE TUTORIAL VIDEOSTHAT WE ARE ALL GUILTY OF
  • 00:18:22.624 --> 00:18:23.525
  • THAT WE ARE ALL GUILTY OFWATCHING, 'CAUSE THEY'RE FUN
  • 00:18:23.525 --> 00:18:25.060
  • WATCHING, 'CAUSE THEY'RE FUNAND THEY'RE FASCINATING.
  • 00:18:25.060 --> 00:18:26.161
  • AND THEY'RE FASCINATING.BUT WE HAVE THAT TIME AND THAT
  • 00:18:26.161 --> 00:18:27.529
  • BUT WE HAVE THAT TIME AND THATGRACE AND THAT PATIENCE TO
  • 00:18:27.529 --> 00:18:29.331
  • GRACE AND THAT PATIENCE TOLEARN HOW TO MAKE OUR SKIN FEEL
  • 00:18:29.331 --> 00:18:30.399
  • LEARN HOW TO MAKE OUR SKIN FEELDEWY, THEN, SURELY ENOUGH, WE
  • 00:18:30.399 --> 00:18:32.801
  • DEWY, THEN, SURELY ENOUGH, WEHAVE TIME TO LEARN HOW TO STAY
  • 00:18:32.801 --> 00:18:34.336
  • HAVE TIME TO LEARN HOW TO STAYSTEADFAST, HOW TO NOT BE MOVED
  • 00:18:34.336 --> 00:18:36.405
  • STEADFAST, HOW TO NOT BE MOVEDWHEN THINGS DON'T GO ACCORDING
  • 00:18:36.405 --> 00:18:37.105
  • WHEN THINGS DON'T GO ACCORDINGTO PLAN, HOW TO NOT QUIT.
  • 00:18:37.105 --> 00:18:38.740
  • TO PLAN, HOW TO NOT QUIT.BUT THAT TAKES TIME, THAT TAKES
  • 00:18:38.740 --> 00:18:40.342
  • BUT THAT TAKES TIME, THAT TAKESDETERMINATION, THAT TAKES
  • 00:18:40.342 --> 00:18:42.110
  • DETERMINATION, THAT TAKESGRACE, THAT TAKES COMPASSION,
  • 00:18:42.110 --> 00:18:43.545
  • GRACE, THAT TAKES COMPASSION,AND THAT TAKES SAYING: GOD,
  • 00:18:43.545 --> 00:18:45.948
  • AND THAT TAKES SAYING: GOD,IT'S NOT UP TO ME, BECAUSE YOU
  • 00:18:45.948 --> 00:18:47.249
  • IT'S NOT UP TO ME, BECAUSE YOUARE THE MOST FAITHFUL.
  • 00:18:47.249 --> 00:18:48.684
  • ARE THE MOST FAITHFUL.SO, I'M GONNA FOLLOW YOUR LEAD
  • 00:18:48.684 --> 00:18:50.085
  • SO, I'M GONNA FOLLOW YOUR LEADAND CONTINUE TO BE FAITHFUL.
  • 00:18:50.085 --> 00:18:51.420
  • AND CONTINUE TO BE FAITHFUL.WHAT ABOUT YOU, STEPHANIE?
  • 00:18:51.420 --> 00:18:52.721
  • WHAT ABOUT YOU, STEPHANIE?- LAURIE: THAT'S SO GOOD.
  • 00:18:52.721 --> 00:18:53.622
  • - LAURIE: THAT'S SO GOOD.- STEPHANIE: THAT IS SO
  • 00:18:53.622 --> 00:18:54.423
  • - STEPHANIE: THAT IS SOPOWERFUL.
  • 00:18:54.423 --> 00:18:56.091
  • POWERFUL.AND, YOU KNOW, I LOVE THAT YOU
  • 00:18:56.091 --> 00:18:57.226
  • AND, YOU KNOW, I LOVE THAT YOUJUST SAID "CALL IN THE
  • 00:18:57.226 --> 00:18:57.726
  • JUST SAID "CALL IN THERECEIPTS."
  • 00:18:57.726 --> 00:18:59.194
  • RECEIPTS."IT ALMOST MAKES ME EMOTIONAL.
  • 00:18:59.194 --> 00:19:01.230
  • IT ALMOST MAKES ME EMOTIONAL.[LAUGHS]
  • 00:19:01.230 --> 00:19:02.598
  • [LAUGHS]BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, AT THE END
  • 00:19:02.598 --> 00:19:03.232
  • BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, AT THE ENDOF THE DAY, WHEN I THINK ABOUT
  • 00:19:03.232 --> 00:19:04.967
  • OF THE DAY, WHEN I THINK ABOUTTHE GREATEST TREASURE OF MY
  • 00:19:04.967 --> 00:19:06.168
  • THE GREATEST TREASURE OF MYLIFE, IT'S KNOWING THAT JESUS
  • 00:19:06.168 --> 00:19:07.603
  • LIFE, IT'S KNOWING THAT JESUSIS WITH ME.
  • 00:19:07.603 --> 00:19:09.104
  • IS WITH ME.IT'S KNOWING -- JUST LIKE YOU,
  • 00:19:09.104 --> 00:19:09.938
  • IT'S KNOWING -- JUST LIKE YOU,ONEKA, I WAS RAISED BY A SINGLE
  • 00:19:09.938 --> 00:19:11.139
  • ONEKA, I WAS RAISED BY A SINGLEMOTHER -- IT'S KNOWING THAT
  • 00:19:11.139 --> 00:19:14.142
  • MOTHER -- IT'S KNOWING THATEVERY SINGLE PHASE OF MY LIFE
  • 00:19:14.142 --> 00:19:16.111
  • EVERY SINGLE PHASE OF MY LIFETHAT HE HAS BEEN WITH ME.
  • 00:19:16.111 --> 00:19:17.412
  • THAT HE HAS BEEN WITH ME.AND SO, WHEN I THINK ABOUT
  • 00:19:17.412 --> 00:19:19.147
  • AND SO, WHEN I THINK ABOUTTHAT -- THE WILDERNESS
  • 00:19:19.147 --> 00:19:20.382
  • THAT -- THE WILDERNESSJOURNEYS, THE MOMENTS WHERE
  • 00:19:20.382 --> 00:19:21.149
  • JOURNEYS, THE MOMENTS WHEREYOU FEEL LIKE, "GOD, WHERE ARE
  • 00:19:21.149 --> 00:19:22.117
  • YOU FEEL LIKE, "GOD, WHERE AREYOU?"--
  • 00:19:22.117 --> 00:19:23.685
  • YOU?"--AND WE HAVE TO BE HONEST WITH
  • 00:19:23.685 --> 00:19:25.053
  • AND WE HAVE TO BE HONEST WITHOURSELVES.
  • 00:19:25.053 --> 00:19:26.622
  • OURSELVES.ARE WE SAYING, "GOD, WHERE ARE
  • 00:19:26.622 --> 00:19:27.422
  • ARE WE SAYING, "GOD, WHERE AREYOU?"
  • 00:19:27.422 --> 00:19:27.923
  • YOU?"BECAUSE OF THE REWARD
  • 00:19:27.923 --> 00:19:28.824
  • BECAUSE OF THE REWARDYOU'RE LOOKING FOR?
  • 00:19:28.824 --> 00:19:30.225
  • YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?OR ARE WE SAYING, "GOD, WHERE
  • 00:19:30.225 --> 00:19:30.993
  • OR ARE WE SAYING, "GOD, WHEREARE YOU?" BECAUSE YOU TRULY
  • 00:19:30.993 --> 00:19:32.995
  • ARE YOU?" BECAUSE YOU TRULYDON'T FEEL HIS PRESENCE?
  • 00:19:32.995 --> 00:19:33.629
  • DON'T FEEL HIS PRESENCE?BECAUSE THERE IS A VERY
  • 00:19:33.629 --> 00:19:35.631
  • BECAUSE THERE IS A VERYCONFUSING NARRATIVE ABOUT WHAT
  • 00:19:35.631 --> 00:19:36.465
  • CONFUSING NARRATIVE ABOUT WHATIT MEANS TO HAVE JESUS IN YOUR
  • 00:19:36.465 --> 00:19:38.834
  • IT MEANS TO HAVE JESUS IN YOURLIFE.
  • 00:19:38.834 --> 00:19:39.501
  • LIFE.AND THAT CONFUSING NARRATIVE TO
  • 00:19:39.501 --> 00:19:40.869
  • AND THAT CONFUSING NARRATIVE TOOUR GENERATION IS THAT JESUS IS
  • 00:19:40.869 --> 00:19:42.704
  • OUR GENERATION IS THAT JESUS ISA GENIE -- YOU KNOW, THAT
  • 00:19:42.704 --> 00:19:44.606
  • A GENIE -- YOU KNOW, THATBECAUSE I HAVE JESUS, THEN, I
  • 00:19:44.606 --> 00:19:46.241
  • BECAUSE I HAVE JESUS, THEN, ICAN JUST-- WHATEVER I ASK FOR,
  • 00:19:46.241 --> 00:19:48.176
  • CAN JUST-- WHATEVER I ASK FOR,HE SHOULD GIVE IT TO ME.
  • 00:19:48.176 --> 00:19:48.810
  • HE SHOULD GIVE IT TO ME.AND WHEN HE DOESN'T GIVE IT TO
  • 00:19:48.810 --> 00:19:50.779
  • AND WHEN HE DOESN'T GIVE IT TOME, NOW, I'M QUESTIONING HIS
  • 00:19:50.779 --> 00:19:51.580
  • ME, NOW, I'M QUESTIONING HISREALITY, I'M QUESTIONING HIS
  • 00:19:51.580 --> 00:19:52.748
  • REALITY, I'M QUESTIONING HISEXISTENCE.
  • 00:19:52.748 --> 00:19:53.782
  • EXISTENCE.GOD, DO YOU REALLY LOVE ME?
  • 00:19:53.782 --> 00:19:56.051
  • GOD, DO YOU REALLY LOVE ME?BUT TO KNOW THAT HE IS WITH
  • 00:19:56.051 --> 00:19:56.952
  • BUT TO KNOW THAT HE IS WITHYOU...
  • 00:19:56.952 --> 00:19:58.320
  • YOU...I THINK ABOUT WHEN A COUPLE
  • 00:19:58.320 --> 00:19:59.721
  • I THINK ABOUT WHEN A COUPLEGETS MARRIED AND THEY SAY "FOR
  • 00:19:59.721 --> 00:20:01.590
  • GETS MARRIED AND THEY SAY "FORBETTER OR FOR WORSE."
  • 00:20:01.590 --> 00:20:03.091
  • BETTER OR FOR WORSE."AND I ALWAYS FIND IT
  • 00:20:03.091 --> 00:20:04.826
  • AND I ALWAYS FIND ITFASCINATING WHEN THEY SAY
  • 00:20:04.826 --> 00:20:06.495
  • FASCINATING WHEN THEY SAY"FOR WORSE" WITH A SMILE AND
  • 00:20:06.495 --> 00:20:07.763
  • "FOR WORSE" WITH A SMILE ANDTHEY ARE JUST EXCITED TO START
  • 00:20:07.763 --> 00:20:08.430
  • THEY ARE JUST EXCITED TO STARTTHIS JOURNEY, FOR BETTER OR FOR
  • 00:20:08.430 --> 00:20:10.032
  • THIS JOURNEY, FOR BETTER OR FORWORSE.
  • 00:20:10.032 --> 00:20:11.400
  • WORSE.AND THEY CAN SAY THAT WITH SO
  • 00:20:11.400 --> 00:20:12.567
  • AND THEY CAN SAY THAT WITH SOMUCH JOY BECAUSE IT'S THE
  • 00:20:12.567 --> 00:20:15.337
  • MUCH JOY BECAUSE IT'S THEPERSON THAT THEY ARE INVESTED
  • 00:20:15.337 --> 00:20:16.738
  • PERSON THAT THEY ARE INVESTEDIN.
  • 00:20:16.738 --> 00:20:17.873
  • IN.THEY'RE LIKE: AS LONG AS YOU'RE
  • 00:20:17.873 --> 00:20:18.940
  • THEY'RE LIKE: AS LONG AS YOU'REWITH ME, I DON'T CARE IF IT'S
  • 00:20:18.940 --> 00:20:20.208
  • WITH ME, I DON'T CARE IF IT'SFOR BETTER OR IF IT'S FOR
  • 00:20:20.208 --> 00:20:20.742
  • FOR BETTER OR IF IT'S FORWORSE.
  • 00:20:20.742 --> 00:20:22.177
  • WORSE.AND WE NEED TO LOOK AT THAT
  • 00:20:22.177 --> 00:20:24.713
  • AND WE NEED TO LOOK AT THATWITH JESUS; THAT, LORD, AS LONG
  • 00:20:24.713 --> 00:20:26.348
  • WITH JESUS; THAT, LORD, AS LONGAS YOU ARE WITH ME, IF I'M THE
  • 00:20:26.348 --> 00:20:27.649
  • AS YOU ARE WITH ME, IF I'M THEVALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH,
  • 00:20:27.649 --> 00:20:29.451
  • VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH,IF I'M ON THE MOUNTAINTOP, AS
  • 00:20:29.451 --> 00:20:32.321
  • IF I'M ON THE MOUNTAINTOP, ASLONG AS YOU ARE WITH ME...
  • 00:20:32.321 --> 00:20:33.255
  • LONG AS YOU ARE WITH ME...BECAUSE YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF MY
  • 00:20:33.255 --> 00:20:34.289
  • BECAUSE YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF MYLIFE.
  • 00:20:34.289 --> 00:20:36.725
  • LIFE.WHEN I RECOGNIZE YOUR PRESENCE,
  • 00:20:36.725 --> 00:20:38.627
  • WHEN I RECOGNIZE YOUR PRESENCE,THAT IS ENOUGH FOR ME.
  • 00:20:38.627 --> 00:20:39.594
  • THAT IS ENOUGH FOR ME.AND SO, TO EVERYONE WATCHING,
  • 00:20:39.594 --> 00:20:42.230
  • AND SO, TO EVERYONE WATCHING,YOU MAY FEEL LIKE: THIS IS SUCH
  • 00:20:42.230 --> 00:20:42.864
  • YOU MAY FEEL LIKE: THIS IS SUCHA TRYING YEAR, THIS IS SUCH A
  • 00:20:42.864 --> 00:20:45.400
  • A TRYING YEAR, THIS IS SUCH ATESTING TIME.
  • 00:20:45.400 --> 00:20:46.034
  • TESTING TIME.BUT WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT JUST
  • 00:20:46.034 --> 00:20:47.803
  • BUT WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT JUSTTHE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD, WHEN
  • 00:20:47.803 --> 00:20:49.705
  • THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD, WHENYOU THINK ABOUT THAT YOU SAW
  • 00:20:49.705 --> 00:20:50.639
  • YOU THINK ABOUT THAT YOU SAWTHIS NEW YEAR, WHEN YOU THINK
  • 00:20:50.639 --> 00:20:52.941
  • THIS NEW YEAR, WHEN YOU THINKABOUT THE THINGS THAT YOU WERE
  • 00:20:52.941 --> 00:20:55.911
  • ABOUT THE THINGS THAT YOU WEREABLE TO OVERCOME, THAT YOU HAVE
  • 00:20:55.911 --> 00:20:57.079
  • ABLE TO OVERCOME, THAT YOU HAVEBREATH IN YOUR LUNGS,
  • 00:20:57.079 --> 00:20:57.946
  • BREATH IN YOUR LUNGS,THERE ARE THINGS THAT YOU CAN
  • 00:20:57.946 --> 00:20:59.481
  • THERE ARE THINGS THAT YOU CANLOOK BACK ON AND SAY, "WOW, I'M
  • 00:20:59.481 --> 00:21:01.416
  • LOOK BACK ON AND SAY, "WOW, I'MCALLING ON THE RECEIPTS OF YOUR
  • 00:21:01.416 --> 00:21:02.484
  • CALLING ON THE RECEIPTS OF YOURGOODNESS; GOD, YOU HAVE BEEN
  • 00:21:02.484 --> 00:21:03.919
  • GOODNESS; GOD, YOU HAVE BEENGOOD," THEN YOU WOULD RECOGNIZE
  • 00:21:03.919 --> 00:21:05.721
  • GOOD," THEN YOU WOULD RECOGNIZETHAT THERE IS A GOD WHO IS THE
  • 00:21:05.721 --> 00:21:07.723
  • THAT THERE IS A GOD WHO IS THEAUTHOR AND THE FINISHER OF YOUR
  • 00:21:07.723 --> 00:21:09.191
  • AUTHOR AND THE FINISHER OF YOURLIFE; THAT YOUR LIFE IS NOT
  • 00:21:09.191 --> 00:21:10.992
  • LIFE; THAT YOUR LIFE IS NOTRANDOM; THAT YOU ARE NOT JUST
  • 00:21:10.992 --> 00:21:12.361
  • RANDOM; THAT YOU ARE NOT JUSTHERE BY LUCK OR BY ACCIDENT;
  • 00:21:12.361 --> 00:21:13.628
  • HERE BY LUCK OR BY ACCIDENT;THAT YOU ARE HERE ON
  • 00:21:13.628 --> 00:21:15.731
  • THAT YOU ARE HERE ONASSIGNMENT; AND, BECAUSE YOU
  • 00:21:15.731 --> 00:21:16.331
  • ASSIGNMENT; AND, BECAUSE YOUHAVE BREATH, THAT HE IS WITH
  • 00:21:16.331 --> 00:21:17.632
  • HAVE BREATH, THAT HE IS WITHYOU.
  • 00:21:17.632 --> 00:21:19.334
  • YOU.AND HE WANTS TO MAKE HIMSELF
  • 00:21:19.334 --> 00:21:20.135
  • AND HE WANTS TO MAKE HIMSELFKNOWN IN SUCH GRAND WAYS TO
  • 00:21:20.135 --> 00:21:21.837
  • KNOWN IN SUCH GRAND WAYS TOYOUR LIFE.
  • 00:21:21.837 --> 00:21:23.739
  • YOUR LIFE.IT'S ABOUT RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:21:23.739 --> 00:21:24.406
  • IT'S ABOUT RELATIONSHIP.I THINK THAT'S WHAT ALL OF THIS
  • 00:21:24.406 --> 00:21:25.173
  • I THINK THAT'S WHAT ALL OF THISIS ABOUT.
  • 00:21:25.173 --> 00:21:26.141
  • IS ABOUT.THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT -- IT
  • 00:21:26.141 --> 00:21:28.577
  • THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT -- ITPOINTS US BACK TO RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:21:28.577 --> 00:21:29.911
  • POINTS US BACK TO RELATIONSHIPWITH THE TRUE TREASURE.
  • 00:21:29.911 --> 00:21:31.980
  • WITH THE TRUE TREASURE.AND THAT IS JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:21:31.980 --> 00:21:32.514
  • AND THAT IS JESUS CHRIST.- LAURIE: YEAH...YOU KNOW
  • 00:21:32.514 --> 00:21:34.249
  • - LAURIE: YEAH...YOU KNOWTHERE IS NOTHING THAT GETS ME
  • 00:21:34.249 --> 00:21:37.319
  • THERE IS NOTHING THAT GETS MEMORE THAN SINGING A WORSHIP
  • 00:21:37.319 --> 00:21:37.953
  • MORE THAN SINGING A WORSHIPSONG ABOUT THE FAITHFULNESS OF
  • 00:21:37.953 --> 00:21:40.856
  • SONG ABOUT THE FAITHFULNESS OFGOD.
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  • GOD.(SINGING) ALL MY LIFE YOU HAVE
  • 00:21:41.456 --> 00:21:42.324
  • (SINGING) ALL MY LIFE YOU HAVEBEEN FAITHFUL
  • 00:21:42.324 --> 00:21:43.525
  • BEEN FAITHFULALL THOSE SONGS JUST MAKE ME
  • 00:21:43.525 --> 00:21:44.159
  • ALL THOSE SONGS JUST MAKE MEWEEP.
  • 00:21:44.159 --> 00:21:45.160
  • WEEP.I HAVE SEEN THE FAITHFULNESS OF
  • 00:21:45.160 --> 00:21:46.728
  • I HAVE SEEN THE FAITHFULNESS OFGOD, FROM GENERATION TO
  • 00:21:46.728 --> 00:21:48.563
  • GOD, FROM GENERATION TOGENERATION TO GENERATION.
  • 00:21:48.563 --> 00:21:50.031
  • GENERATION TO GENERATION.AND THAT'S WHAT HE SAYS HE IS.
  • 00:21:50.031 --> 00:21:52.134
  • AND THAT'S WHAT HE SAYS HE IS.I WILL BE FAITHFUL.
  • 00:21:52.134 --> 00:21:53.268
  • I WILL BE FAITHFUL.CHRIS, HE HAS BEEN FAITHFUL
  • 00:21:53.268 --> 00:21:56.805
  • CHRIS, HE HAS BEEN FAITHFULOVER THE YEARS.
  • 00:21:56.805 --> 00:21:57.372
  • OVER THE YEARS.IF YOU'RE STILL BREATHING
  • 00:21:57.372 --> 00:21:58.507
  • IF YOU'RE STILL BREATHINGTODAY, GOD HAS BEEN FAITHFUL TO
  • 00:21:58.507 --> 00:22:01.576
  • TODAY, GOD HAS BEEN FAITHFUL TOYOU.
  • 00:22:01.576 --> 00:22:04.746
  • YOU.IF YOU ARE STILL ALIVE AND AT
  • 00:22:04.746 --> 00:22:05.480
  • IF YOU ARE STILL ALIVE AND ATLEAST HAVE A LITTLE BREATH IN
  • 00:22:05.480 --> 00:22:06.782
  • LEAST HAVE A LITTLE BREATH INYOUR LUNGS, GOD HAS BEEN
  • 00:22:06.782 --> 00:22:08.583
  • YOUR LUNGS, GOD HAS BEENFAITHFUL.
  • 00:22:08.583 --> 00:22:09.418
  • FAITHFUL.CALL IN THE RECEIPTS OF WHAT
  • 00:22:09.418 --> 00:22:10.385
  • CALL IN THE RECEIPTS OF WHATGOD HAS DONE.
  • 00:22:10.385 --> 00:22:11.553
  • GOD HAS DONE.CHRIS, I THINK THAT THAT'S WHAT
  • 00:22:11.553 --> 00:22:13.155
  • CHRIS, I THINK THAT THAT'S WHATWE HAVE TO DO.
  • 00:22:13.155 --> 00:22:14.189
  • WE HAVE TO DO.THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO TEACH
  • 00:22:14.189 --> 00:22:16.124
  • THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO TEACHOUR CHILDREN TO DO IS TO LOOK
  • 00:22:16.124 --> 00:22:16.858
  • OUR CHILDREN TO DO IS TO LOOKOVER THE YEARS.
  • 00:22:16.858 --> 00:22:18.994
  • OVER THE YEARS.AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT YOUR LIFE
  • 00:22:18.994 --> 00:22:19.628
  • AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT YOUR LIFE-- LOOK AT YOUR LIFE, LOOK AT
  • 00:22:19.628 --> 00:22:20.595
  • -- LOOK AT YOUR LIFE, LOOK ATMY LIFE -- WE CAN STAND BACK
  • 00:22:20.595 --> 00:22:22.731
  • MY LIFE -- WE CAN STAND BACKAND LOOK.
  • 00:22:22.731 --> 00:22:24.966
  • AND LOOK.AND THROUGH ALL THE TRIALS, ALL
  • 00:22:24.966 --> 00:22:27.035
  • AND THROUGH ALL THE TRIALS, ALLTHE STRIFE, ALL THE BELIEVING
  • 00:22:27.035 --> 00:22:29.371
  • THE STRIFE, ALL THE BELIEVINGWELL, ALL THE FAITH THAT WE
  • 00:22:29.371 --> 00:22:32.340
  • WELL, ALL THE FAITH THAT WEFEEL LIKE WE'VE POURED OUT IN
  • 00:22:32.340 --> 00:22:33.141
  • FEEL LIKE WE'VE POURED OUT INDIFFERENT SITUATIONS --
  • 00:22:33.141 --> 00:22:33.675
  • DIFFERENT SITUATIONS --MAYBE WE DIDN'T SEE IT THE
  • 00:22:33.675 --> 00:22:35.911
  • MAYBE WE DIDN'T SEE IT THEWAY WE WANTED TO--
  • 00:22:35.911 --> 00:22:37.179
  • WAY WE WANTED TO--THE OUTCOME THAT WE WANTED.
  • 00:22:37.179 --> 00:22:39.214
  • THE OUTCOME THAT WE WANTED.BUT, OVERALL, THE FAITHFULNESS
  • 00:22:39.214 --> 00:22:41.550
  • BUT, OVERALL, THE FAITHFULNESSOF GOD...AND THAT GOD SEES IT
  • 00:22:41.550 --> 00:22:44.186
  • OF GOD...AND THAT GOD SEES ITALL, HE KNOWS IT ALL, AND, HE
  • 00:22:44.186 --> 00:22:45.620
  • ALL, HE KNOWS IT ALL, AND, HECANNOT FAIL BECAUSE THAT'S WHO
  • 00:22:45.620 --> 00:22:47.422
  • CANNOT FAIL BECAUSE THAT'S WHOHE IS, CHRIS.
  • 00:22:47.422 --> 00:22:48.089
  • HE IS, CHRIS.- CHRISTINE: HE CANNOT FAIL.
  • 00:22:48.089 --> 00:22:49.491
  • - CHRISTINE: HE CANNOT FAIL.- LAURIE: HE CANNOT FAIL.
  • 00:22:49.491 --> 00:22:50.559
  • - LAURIE: HE CANNOT FAIL.- CHRISTINE: 'CAUSE THAT'S WHO
  • 00:22:50.559 --> 00:22:52.127
  • - CHRISTINE: 'CAUSE THAT'S WHOHE IS.
  • 00:22:52.127 --> 00:22:52.928
  • HE IS.I LOVE THAT, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:22:52.928 --> 00:22:54.129
  • I LOVE THAT, YOU KNOW.AND I'VE BEEN TEACHING MY
  • 00:22:54.129 --> 00:22:54.796
  • AND I'VE BEEN TEACHING MYDAUGHTERS, WHEN THE CHILDREN OF
  • 00:22:54.796 --> 00:22:56.198
  • DAUGHTERS, WHEN THE CHILDREN OFISRAEL CROSSED OVER THE RIVER
  • 00:22:56.198 --> 00:22:56.998
  • ISRAEL CROSSED OVER THE RIVERJORDAN, AND, YOU KNOW, THE LORD
  • 00:22:56.998 --> 00:22:57.499
  • JORDAN, AND, YOU KNOW, THE LORDSAID: HEY--
  • 00:22:57.499 --> 00:22:58.033
  • SAID: HEY--JOSHUA WENT AND TOLD THE
  • 00:22:58.033 --> 00:23:00.101
  • JOSHUA WENT AND TOLD THELEADERS: GO AND GET SOME
  • 00:23:00.101 --> 00:23:02.737
  • LEADERS: GO AND GET SOMEMEMORIAL STONES, 'CAUSE IN THE
  • 00:23:02.737 --> 00:23:04.473
  • MEMORIAL STONES, 'CAUSE IN THEFUTURE, WHEN YOUR KIDS ASK YOU,
  • 00:23:04.473 --> 00:23:07.509
  • FUTURE, WHEN YOUR KIDS ASK YOU,"WHAT HAPPENED?"
  • 00:23:07.509 --> 00:23:08.643
  • "WHAT HAPPENED?"I WANT YOU TO PULL
  • 00:23:08.643 --> 00:23:09.110
  • I WANT YOU TO PULLOUT THESE STONES AND
  • 00:23:09.110 --> 00:23:09.845
  • OUT THESE STONES ANDREMIND THEM THAT YOUR
  • 00:23:09.845 --> 00:23:10.278
  • REMIND THEM THAT YOURGOD WAS FAITHFUL.
  • 00:23:10.278 --> 00:23:12.147
  • GOD WAS FAITHFUL.YOUR GOD WAS FAITHFUL WHEN THE
  • 00:23:12.147 --> 00:23:12.681
  • YOUR GOD WAS FAITHFUL WHEN THERED SEA NEEDED TO PART.
  • 00:23:12.681 --> 00:23:13.482
  • RED SEA NEEDED TO PART.YOUR GOD WAS FAITHFUL WITH
  • 00:23:13.482 --> 00:23:15.650
  • YOUR GOD WAS FAITHFUL WITHMANNA IN THE WILDERNESS.
  • 00:23:15.650 --> 00:23:16.284
  • MANNA IN THE WILDERNESS.YOUR GOD PUSHED BACK THE RIVER
  • 00:23:16.284 --> 00:23:18.353
  • YOUR GOD PUSHED BACK THE RIVERJORDAN.
  • 00:23:18.353 --> 00:23:19.254
  • JORDAN.LAST YEAR WHEN THE PANDEMIC...
  • 00:23:19.254 --> 00:23:21.756
  • LAST YEAR WHEN THE PANDEMIC...HIT, THE FIRST THING I DID
  • 00:23:21.756 --> 00:23:24.526
  • HIT, THE FIRST THING I DIDWAS, TO ALL OF OUR STAFF,
  • 00:23:24.526 --> 00:23:25.527
  • WAS, TO ALL OF OUR STAFF,I SAID, "I WANT YOU TO WRITE
  • 00:23:25.527 --> 00:23:27.295
  • I SAID, "I WANT YOU TO WRITEDOWN THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD,"
  • 00:23:27.295 --> 00:23:29.231
  • DOWN THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD,"WITH ALL OF A21, OR PROPEL,
  • 00:23:29.231 --> 00:23:30.866
  • WITH ALL OF A21, OR PROPEL,WHICHEVER WAY WE WERE.
  • 00:23:30.866 --> 00:23:31.433
  • WHICHEVER WAY WE WERE.AND I SAID, "I WANT YOU TO
  • 00:23:31.433 --> 00:23:32.567
  • AND I SAID, "I WANT YOU TOWRITE DOWN EVERYTHING THAT
  • 00:23:32.567 --> 00:23:33.101
  • WRITE DOWN EVERYTHING THATGOD'S DONE."
  • 00:23:33.101 --> 00:23:34.035
  • GOD'S DONE."THIS IS WEEK ONE.
  • 00:23:34.035 --> 00:23:34.836
  • THIS IS WEEK ONE.AND I SAID, "'CAUSE I WANT YOU
  • 00:23:34.836 --> 00:23:36.171
  • AND I SAID, "'CAUSE I WANT YOUTO REMEMBER THE SAME GOD THAT
  • 00:23:36.171 --> 00:23:37.706
  • TO REMEMBER THE SAME GOD THATHAS BROUGHT US HERE AND HAS
  • 00:23:37.706 --> 00:23:38.807
  • HAS BROUGHT US HERE AND HASDONE ALL OF THAT IS THE SAME
  • 00:23:38.807 --> 00:23:40.208
  • DONE ALL OF THAT IS THE SAMEGOD WHO WILL TAKE US THERE.
  • 00:23:40.208 --> 00:23:41.510
  • GOD WHO WILL TAKE US THERE.AND I TOOK OUT EVERY PROPHETIC
  • 00:23:41.510 --> 00:23:43.078
  • AND I TOOK OUT EVERY PROPHETICWORD THAT I'VE GOTTEN, 'CAUSE
  • 00:23:43.078 --> 00:23:44.813
  • WORD THAT I'VE GOTTEN, 'CAUSEI'VE HAD THEM ALL TRANSCRIBED,
  • 00:23:44.813 --> 00:23:46.248
  • I'VE HAD THEM ALL TRANSCRIBED,NICK AND I, SINCE 1989.
  • 00:23:46.248 --> 00:23:47.382
  • NICK AND I, SINCE 1989.WE TOOK 'EM ALL BEFORE OUR
  • 00:23:47.382 --> 00:23:48.283
  • WE TOOK 'EM ALL BEFORE OURDAUGHTERS AND WE WENT THROUGH
  • 00:23:48.283 --> 00:23:49.084
  • DAUGHTERS AND WE WENT THROUGHTHEM.
  • 00:23:49.084 --> 00:23:50.018
  • THEM.AND WE WENT THROUGH THEM.
  • 00:23:50.018 --> 00:23:52.220
  • AND WE WENT THROUGH THEM.AND WE WENT THROUGH EVERY
  • 00:23:52.220 --> 00:23:53.555
  • AND WE WENT THROUGH EVERYONE -- FROM 1989 TO 2020.
  • 00:23:53.555 --> 00:23:54.456
  • ONE -- FROM 1989 TO 2020.AND I SAID, "I WANT YOU TO SEE
  • 00:23:54.456 --> 00:23:55.023
  • AND I SAID, "I WANT YOU TO SEETHE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD."
  • 00:23:55.023 --> 00:23:55.924
  • THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD."AND I SAID, "SEE, THIS AND THIS
  • 00:23:55.924 --> 00:23:56.591
  • AND I SAID, "SEE, THIS AND THISAND THIS AND THIS AND THIS..."
  • 00:23:56.591 --> 00:23:57.692
  • AND THIS AND THIS AND THIS..."AND, I MEAN, IT WAS JUST LIKE
  • 00:23:57.692 --> 00:23:58.360
  • AND, I MEAN, IT WAS JUST LIKEWEEKS OF: "LOOK WHAT GOD HAS
  • 00:23:58.360 --> 00:23:58.894
  • WEEKS OF: "LOOK WHAT GOD HASDONE," "LOOK WHAT GOD HAS
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  • DONE," "LOOK WHAT GOD HASDONE," "LOOK WHAT"--
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  • DONE," "LOOK WHAT"--AND I SAID, "SO, YOU DON'T HAVE
  • 00:24:01.296 --> 00:24:01.796
  • AND I SAID, "SO, YOU DON'T HAVETO WORRY ABOUT COVID.
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  • TO WORRY ABOUT COVID.YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT--
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT--'CAUSE THE SAME GOD THAT HAS
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  • 'CAUSE THE SAME GOD THAT HASBROUGHT US HERE IS GONNA TAKE
  • 00:24:06.001 --> 00:24:07.102
  • BROUGHT US HERE IS GONNA TAKEUS THERE."
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  • US THERE."AND I SAID: "LOOK WHAT STILL
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  • AND I SAID: "LOOK WHAT STILLHAS TO COME TO PASS.
  • 00:24:09.504 --> 00:24:10.739
  • HAS TO COME TO PASS.AND OUR GOD-- JUST 'CAUSE WE'RE
  • 00:24:10.739 --> 00:24:12.240
  • AND OUR GOD-- JUST 'CAUSE WE'RENOT SEEING IT IN 2020 -- WELL,
  • 00:24:12.240 --> 00:24:13.909
  • NOT SEEING IT IN 2020 -- WELL,WE MIGHT SEE IT IN 2021."
  • 00:24:13.909 --> 00:24:14.876
  • WE MIGHT SEE IT IN 2021."AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:24:14.876 --> 00:24:16.011
  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT?IF I DON'T SEE IT THIS YEAR,
  • 00:24:16.011 --> 00:24:16.745
  • IF I DON'T SEE IT THIS YEAR,I'M GONNA HANG ON, BECAUSE IT'S
  • 00:24:16.745 --> 00:24:17.712
  • I'M GONNA HANG ON, BECAUSE IT'SCOMING NEXT YEAR.
  • 00:24:17.712 --> 00:24:18.713
  • COMING NEXT YEAR.SO, I'M PRAYING FOR ALL OF US
  • 00:24:18.713 --> 00:24:20.749
  • SO, I'M PRAYING FOR ALL OF USTHAT FAITHFULNESS, THAT FRUIT
  • 00:24:20.749 --> 00:24:22.183
  • THAT FAITHFULNESS, THAT FRUITOF FAITHFULNESS, WILL DEVELOP
  • 00:24:22.183 --> 00:24:23.218
  • OF FAITHFULNESS, WILL DEVELOPIN US.
  • 00:24:23.218 --> 00:24:24.486
  • IN US.BECAUSE OUR GOD WILL NEVER
  • 00:24:24.486 --> 00:24:27.055
  • BECAUSE OUR GOD WILL NEVERLEAVE US OR FORSAKE US.
  • 00:24:27.055 --> 00:24:27.589
  • LEAVE US OR FORSAKE US.LET'S BE WOMEN OF GOD THAT
  • 00:24:27.589 --> 00:24:28.189
  • LET'S BE WOMEN OF GOD THATNEVER LEAVE NOR FORSAKE HIM OR
  • 00:24:28.189 --> 00:24:29.791
  • NEVER LEAVE NOR FORSAKE HIM ORBELIEVING HIM.
  • 00:24:29.791 --> 00:24:31.159
  • BELIEVING HIM.SO, FATHER, I THANK YOU FOR
  • 00:24:31.159 --> 00:24:33.028
  • SO, FATHER, I THANK YOU FOREVERY WOMAN, EVERY MAN ON THE
  • 00:24:33.028 --> 00:24:34.529
  • EVERY WOMAN, EVERY MAN ON THEOTHER SIDE OF THE SCREEN.
  • 00:24:34.529 --> 00:24:36.097
  • OTHER SIDE OF THE SCREEN.GOD, IN A WORLD OF INSTANT
  • 00:24:36.097 --> 00:24:39.467
  • GOD, IN A WORLD OF INSTANTGRATIFICATION, IN A WORLD WHERE
  • 00:24:39.467 --> 00:24:41.436
  • GRATIFICATION, IN A WORLD WHEREPEOPLE JUST GIVE UP OR WALK
  • 00:24:41.436 --> 00:24:43.405
  • PEOPLE JUST GIVE UP OR WALKAWAY, LET US, AS YOUR
  • 00:24:43.405 --> 00:24:45.740
  • AWAY, LET US, AS YOURFOLLOWERS, BE KNOWN AS MEN AND
  • 00:24:45.740 --> 00:24:46.908
  • FOLLOWERS, BE KNOWN AS MEN ANDWOMEN OF FAITHFULNESS; THAT,
  • 00:24:46.908 --> 00:24:48.877
  • WOMEN OF FAITHFULNESS; THAT,LORD, IF WE SAID IT, WE'RE
  • 00:24:48.877 --> 00:24:50.312
  • LORD, IF WE SAID IT, WE'REGONNA SEE IT THROUGH; THAT,
  • 00:24:50.312 --> 00:24:50.879
  • GONNA SEE IT THROUGH; THAT,LORD, WE'RE NOT JUST GONNA
  • 00:24:50.879 --> 00:24:52.914
  • LORD, WE'RE NOT JUST GONNALEAVE YOU OR LEAVE OUR
  • 00:24:52.914 --> 00:24:54.249
  • LEAVE YOU OR LEAVE OURCOMMITMENTS JUST BECAUSE IT'S
  • 00:24:54.249 --> 00:24:55.383
  • COMMITMENTS JUST BECAUSE IT'SINCONVENIENT, OR IT'S
  • 00:24:55.383 --> 00:24:56.384
  • INCONVENIENT, OR IT'SUNCOMFORTABLE, OR IT'S
  • 00:24:56.384 --> 00:24:57.852
  • UNCOMFORTABLE, OR IT'SDIFFICULT.
  • 00:24:57.852 --> 00:24:59.588
  • DIFFICULT.JESUS, YOU DIDN'T CALL US TO
  • 00:24:59.588 --> 00:25:00.522
  • JESUS, YOU DIDN'T CALL US TOCONVENIENCE; YOU CALLED US TO
  • 00:25:00.522 --> 00:25:01.456
  • CONVENIENCE; YOU CALLED US TOFAITHFULNESS.
  • 00:25:01.456 --> 00:25:04.292
  • FAITHFULNESS.SO, I PRAY THAT, IN THIS DARK
  • 00:25:04.292 --> 00:25:05.493
  • SO, I PRAY THAT, IN THIS DARKHOUR ON THE EARTH, OUR LIGHTS
  • 00:25:05.493 --> 00:25:06.394
  • HOUR ON THE EARTH, OUR LIGHTSWOULD SHINE.
  • 00:25:06.394 --> 00:25:07.929
  • WOULD SHINE.BECAUSE OF OUR FAITHFULNESS,
  • 00:25:07.929 --> 00:25:09.064
  • BECAUSE OF OUR FAITHFULNESS,PEOPLE WOULD LOOK AT US AND GO,
  • 00:25:09.064 --> 00:25:10.332
  • PEOPLE WOULD LOOK AT US AND GO,"WHY ARE YOU STICKING WITH
  • 00:25:10.332 --> 00:25:12.567
  • "WHY ARE YOU STICKING WITHJESUS?"
  • 00:25:12.567 --> 00:25:14.502
  • JESUS?"AND, AS A RESULT OF THAT, LORD,
  • 00:25:14.502 --> 00:25:15.604
  • AND, AS A RESULT OF THAT, LORD,WE WOULD JUST SEE MULTITUDES
  • 00:25:15.604 --> 00:25:17.272
  • WE WOULD JUST SEE MULTITUDESCOME INTO YOUR KINGDOM, I PRAY.
  • 00:25:17.272 --> 00:25:19.608
  • COME INTO YOUR KINGDOM, I PRAY.IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME.- LAURIE: THANK YOU, JESUS.
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  • - LAURIE: THANK YOU, JESUS.- CHRISTINE: AMEN, LAURIE.
  • 00:25:21.576 --> 00:25:22.444
  • - CHRISTINE: AMEN, LAURIE.AMEN.
  • 00:25:22.444 --> 00:25:23.345
  • AMEN.- LAURIE: AMEN...AMEN, AMEN.
  • 00:25:23.345 --> 00:25:23.979
  • - LAURIE: AMEN...AMEN, AMEN.YOU KNOW, OUR BETTER TOGETHER
  • 00:25:23.979 --> 00:25:24.913
  • YOU KNOW, OUR BETTER TOGETHERTEAM WANTS TO PRAY FOR YOU.
  • 00:25:24.913 --> 00:25:26.114
  • TEAM WANTS TO PRAY FOR YOU.PLEASE CONNECT WITH US ON
  • 00:25:26.114 --> 00:25:26.982
  • PLEASE CONNECT WITH US ONSOCIAL MEDIA AND TELL US WHAT'S
  • 00:25:26.982 --> 00:25:28.650
  • SOCIAL MEDIA AND TELL US WHAT'SON YOUR HEART.
  • 00:25:28.650 --> 00:25:30.552
  • ON YOUR HEART.IT IS ALSO OUR HONOR TO AGREE
  • 00:25:30.552 --> 00:25:31.853
  • IT IS ALSO OUR HONOR TO AGREEWITH YOU, IN PRAYER.
  • 00:25:31.853 --> 00:25:34.155
  • WITH YOU, IN PRAYER.WE ALSO PRAY THAT OUR
  • 00:25:34.155 --> 00:25:35.724
  • WE ALSO PRAY THAT OURCONVERSATIONS HELP YOU
  • 00:25:35.724 --> 00:25:36.458
  • CONVERSATIONS HELP YOURECOGNIZE THE FRUIT OF THE
  • 00:25:36.458 --> 00:25:37.792
  • RECOGNIZE THE FRUIT OF THESPIRIT IN YOUR OWN LIFE.
  • 00:25:37.792 --> 00:25:39.227
  • SPIRIT IN YOUR OWN LIFE.IF YOU'VE MISSED ANY OF THE
  • 00:25:39.227 --> 00:25:39.828
  • IF YOU'VE MISSED ANY OF THEEPISODES THIS WEEK, YOU CAN
  • 00:25:39.828 --> 00:25:41.963
  • EPISODES THIS WEEK, YOU CANWATCH THEM AT:
  • 00:25:41.963 --> 00:25:44.399
  • WATCH THEM AT:BETTERTOGETHER.TV
  • 00:25:44.399 --> 00:25:45.900
  • BETTERTOGETHER.TVOR, ON THE TBN APP.
  • 00:25:45.900 --> 00:25:46.401
  • OR, ON THE TBN APP.NEXT WEEK, WE'RE OPENING
  • 00:25:46.401 --> 00:25:47.302
  • NEXT WEEK, WE'RE OPENINGTHE VAULT AND SHOWING YOU A
  • 00:25:47.302 --> 00:25:48.903
  • THE VAULT AND SHOWING YOU ANEVER-BEFORE-SEEN WEEK OF
  • 00:25:48.903 --> 00:25:50.105
  • NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN WEEK OF"BETTER TOGETHER."
  • 00:25:50.105 --> 00:25:51.139
  • "BETTER TOGETHER."YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUR
  • 00:25:51.139 --> 00:25:53.074
  • YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS OURCONVERSATIONS ON MIRACLES.
  • 00:25:53.074 --> 00:25:55.577
  • CONVERSATIONS ON MIRACLES.WE'LL SEE YOU ON MONDAY.
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