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October 18, 2016
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Priscilla Shirer

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  • - Bobbie Houston: The story
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  • of our sisterhood
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  • is the story of us.
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  • It is this gorgeous tapestry
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  • of lives interwoven.
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  • As followers of Jesus Christ,
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  • you have permission
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  • to rise up and be who God
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  • has called you to be.
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  • The beauty of the gospel
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  • is a mystery.
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  • God the Father
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  • chose not to abandon us.
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  • People are lost in the fields.
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  • Right now, girls,
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  • the fields are calling us.
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  • - Priscilla Shirer: I'm excited
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  • about God's Word and what it is
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  • that God wants to say to us
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  • this evening in his Word.
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  • I have--was kinda sitting on
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  • the edge of my seat during our
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  • as I heard what Miss Beth was
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  • sharing with us, I was excited
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  • about how God, in his own way,
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  • he just kind of creates a theme
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  • for us over the course
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  • of a weekend that
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  • we're spending together,
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  • these days that we have.
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  • That oftentimes it's really not
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  • planned, it's just what he does.
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  • He has a way of preparing
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  • beforehand the message that he
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  • wants to give to all of us.
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  • And if our ears are open, if
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  • we're leaning in, if we're
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  • engaged in what it is that
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  • he's doing, we will not miss
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  • that message.
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  • And so, as I heard what was
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  • being shared today, I got
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  • real excited about what he was
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  • beginning to lay on my heart and
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  • seal and confirm that he wanted
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  • me to share with you
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  • this evening.
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  • And I was reminded of a friend
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  • of mine.
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  • Her name is Rachel.
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  • Rachel lives across the street
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  • from me back home in Texas, and
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  • Rachel's been a friend of mine
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  • for quite some time.
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  • She is a graphic designer.
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  • She's also a mural artist.
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  • She's a very creative,
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  • creative person.
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  • And there is a piece of art that
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  • she created for a major ministry
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  • that is based in Texas.
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  • They have a humongous ministry,
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  • huge lobby, and they needed
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  • a piece of art to hang
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  • in this enormous lobby.
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  • They needed her to come up with
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  • a design that would make this
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  • new lobby of theirs look
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  • stunning when guests would come
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  • and visit.
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  • And so, they contracted her to
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  • come up with something, and she
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  • came up with an idea that she
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  • would create this monstrous
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  • piece of art that was
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  • 13 feet tall, 9 feet wide,
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  • to be the centerpiece
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  • in this particular lobby
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  • of this ministry.
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  • And I think we have a shot of it
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  • to show you.
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  • It's a guy that is very clearly
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  • and very obviously
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  • worshiping God.
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  • His hands are outstretched
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  • and he is standing, giving honor
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  • and giving glory to God.
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  • Or it's a girl.
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  • Excuse me, it's a girl.
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  • She's created a couple of these.
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  • I text her just
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  • a couple of hours ago.
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  • It's like 12:30 in the morning
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  • in Texas, but I text her and
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  • said, "If you're still awake, I
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  • need you to send me that photo."
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  • And gratefully, she was, 'cause
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  • I wanted you to see this.
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  • So, she sent me this one of
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  • this girl, and here she is,
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  • standing in water,
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  • and her hands are outstretched.
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  • And this woman, it's a great,
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  • big, huge picture.
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  • I wish you could see it
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  • in person because it's just
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  • stunning in the lobby
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  • of this ministry.
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  • But what's more intriguing about
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  • it is not just the beauty that
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  • you see when you're looking at
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  • it from afar, but it's what she
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  • used to create this picture.
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  • You see, this ministry said to
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  • her, "We have so many people
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  • who have sent us a photo of
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  • themselves that are either--they
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  • either donate to this ministry,
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  • or they're prayer partners for
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  • this ministry, and what we would
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  • really love is for you to use
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  • these photographs in some way.
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  • In whatever graphic design you
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  • put together, could you please
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  • use these photographs?"
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  • And so, looking from far away,
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  • you just see this woman
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  • worshiping God, or standing
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  • waist-deep in a pool of water.
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  • But if you get up close, and if
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  • you look very near and close to
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  • this picture, you'll be able to
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  • see that every single pixel
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  • of this picture
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  • is actually a photograph
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  • of an actual person.
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  • That as you near it and as you
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  • get close, you can see the faces
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  • of individuals that are
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  • entrenched in this design.
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  • That from a far-away
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  • perspective, it just looks like
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  • a great, big picture, but when
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  • you get up close, you realize
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  • that folks' faces are in there.
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  • And as I looked at this and
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  • considered this graphic design,
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  • I thought to myself that
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  • sometimes we stand back and we
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  • look at the grand scope of our
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  • lives with the disappointments,
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  • and the frustrations,
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  • and the stuff we didn't expect,
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  • and the disillusionment, and the
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  • discouragement that sometimes
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  • encompasses our lives,
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  • and we forget that if we'll
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  • just change our perspective
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  • and get up close,
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  • that the face of God really is
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  • in the details of our life.
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  • That even when it seems like
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  • the big picture he's gotten lost
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  • in there somewhere and we just
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  • can't--like Mary Magdalene,
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  • we just cannot find out where
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  • he is, if we'll just change our
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  • perspective we'll see that
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  • he's been there all along.
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  • That his footprints, that
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  • his handiwork, that his face is
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  • And I know that in a room this
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  • size, there are some of you who
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  • resonated with that message
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  • this morning because you're
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  • wondering, "Well, where is he?"
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  • Because my marriage is difficult
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  • right now, where is he?
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  • Because this is the valley year
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  • in my financial situation,
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  • where is he?
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  • Because I am struggling so much
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  • in my parenting, where is he?
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  • where is he?
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  • Because my ministry is not
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  • flourishing the way I thought
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  • it would be, where is he?
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  • And I just think that the Lord
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  • wants to seal in you, remind you
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  • and seal for you the fact
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  • that he is there.
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  • And what a disappointment it
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  • would be if he was there
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  • speaking to us, wanting to
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  • encounter us, wanting to
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  • introduce himself to us in
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  • a brand-new, exciting way, and
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  • because we were so disappointed,
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  • or discouraged, or life wasn't
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  • like we planned,
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  • we missed out on that encounter.
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  • That we were not aware of
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  • God's presence with us.
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  • And so, Mary Magdalene was not
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  • the only person who had to take
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  • a second look in order to
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  • recognize that that guy
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  • that was there at the tomb
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  • that day was Jesus.
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  • There are a couple other people
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  • that were in that position
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  • as well.
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  • And I just wonder if, from the
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  • story of these two gentlemen
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  • who were almost about to miss
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  • the encounter with Jesus, who if
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  • it hadn't been for the patience
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  • of Jesus Christ, they would've
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  • not known that they were in
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  • the presence of God himself.
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  • I just wonder if, in this story,
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  • you and I might find
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  • a few little secrets for
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  • the encounter, secrets that
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  • will enable us to keep
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  • our eyes open so that even
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  • in the disappointments
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  • or frustrations of life,
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  • we can still see him.
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  • That we won't miss out on
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  • - Priscilla: The greatest
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  • miracle that God can do in your
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  • life and mine is not to change
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  • our circumstance.
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  • The greatest miracle he can do
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  • is to change our hearts while
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  • [music]
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  • - Priscilla: Flip on over to
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  • Luke chapter 24, because
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  • in Luke chapter 24, there is
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  • a story of two gentlemen that,
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  • just like Mary Magdalene,
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  • were pretty disappointed--
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  • or after the crucifixion, were
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  • pretty disappointed because this
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  • is not what they had planned.
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  • When Jesus Christ had stepped
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  • on the scene, they had had
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  • a picture of what the Messiah's
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  • coming was going to look like.
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  • He was gonna come in, no doubt,
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  • in a trail of glory and a blaze
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  • of glory, but Jesus
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  • had come as the servant leader.
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  • This was not
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  • what they were anticipating.
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  • And then they were even more
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  • disappointed because Jesus had
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  • be crucified on the cross
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  • of Calvary.
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  • And here are these two guys
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  • so disappointed because,
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  • while Jesus has been resurrected
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  • from the dead, so this is kinda
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  • following up where Miss Beth
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  • left off because Mary Magdalene
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  • has already had her encounter,
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  • and now there have been rumors
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  • of the fact that Jesus has
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  • resurrected.
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  • But there are two guys who just
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  • don't know if they believe that.
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  • They're just not quite sure that
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  • these rumors are true,
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  • and they are leaving Passover.
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  • After the crucifixion and
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  • resurrection of Jesus Christ,
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  • they are leaving the Passover,
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  • and we meet up with these two
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  • gentlemen in Luke chapter 24,
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  • And it says, "And behold."
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  • Somebody say, "Behold."
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  • "Two of them were going that
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  • very day to a village named
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  • Emmaus, which was about
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  • seven miles from Jerusalem.
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  • They were conversing with each
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  • other about all these things
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  • which had taken place.
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  • And it came about that
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  • while they were conversing
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  • and discussing,
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  • Jesus Himself approached
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  • and began traveling with them."
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  • Here's verse 16,
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  • "But their eyes were prevented
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  • from recognizing Him."
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  • Jesus was there.
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  • himself, but they could not see
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  • clearly the face of God right
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  • before their eyes.
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  • Because of their disappointment,
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  • their disillusionment,
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  • their frustration,
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  • their discouragement about all
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  • that had just taken place, they
  • 00:09:50.030 --> 00:09:51.130
  • were not aware that presently,
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  • currently walking with them,
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  • talking with them,
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  • was Jesus the Christ.
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  • And I just believe that what God
  • 00:09:58.260 --> 00:10:00.140
  • wants for you and I as we
  • 00:10:00.140 --> 00:10:02.000
  • consider this revolution
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  • of peace, not only for the
  • 00:10:04.170 --> 00:10:06.060
  • nations but for our own hearts,
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  • the peace that he wants to bring
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  • to our own hearts,
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  • if it's the encounter with him
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  • that's gonna make sure
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  • to usher that in, that
  • 00:10:13.160 --> 00:10:15.120
  • if you miss out, if you don't
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  • recognize God in the middle of
  • 00:10:17.060 --> 00:10:19.060
  • your circumstances--I'm talking
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  • about the circumstance that you
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  • are dying to move out of
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  • so that you can be done with
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  • that particular person,
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  • that particular issue,
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  • that particular decision, that
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  • particular job, that particular
  • 00:10:30.170 --> 00:10:31.290
  • season in your life, the very
  • 00:10:31.290 --> 00:10:34.110
  • thing that you wanna get out of.
  • 00:10:34.110 --> 00:10:35.260
  • I wonder if right there in it he
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  • wants to meet with you
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  • and show you himself.
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  • And these guys were about to
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  • miss an opportunity to see
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  • Jesus, and in their story there
  • 00:10:45.010 --> 00:10:46.270
  • are just a few little secrets
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  • that will help us to make sure
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  • our eyes are open and we can
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  • encounter him.
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  • Secret number one is found
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  • in verse 13.
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  • It says that very first main
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  • word is the word "behold."
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  • You said it back to me a moment
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  • ago, and really when we read
  • 00:11:03.140 --> 00:11:05.070
  • over a word like this, it seems
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  • pretty insignificant, like
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  • there's nothing to really pay
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  • that much close attention to,
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  • because there's nothing really
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  • powerful to consider when we
  • 00:11:14.280 --> 00:11:17.010
  • read this word "behold."
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  • But do you realize that in
  • 00:11:18.180 --> 00:11:19.230
  • the--this word "behold"
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  • was really specific and it
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  • was really deliberately used
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  • by a writer because it was an
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  • important marker that the Hebrew
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  • writer would use when they
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  • wanted to kinda start
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  • a new segment of a chapter.
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  • It actually meant, "Look!"
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  • exclamation point, "Suddenly!"
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  • exclamation point,
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  • or "Right now."
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  • It was an important indicator
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  • that was used to liven up
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  • the Hebrew style narrative.
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  • When a writer wanted to change
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  • a scene, or emphasize an idea,
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  • or call attention to a specific
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  • detail, the writer would use
  • 00:11:56.190 --> 00:11:58.180
  • this word "behold."
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  • In other words, they wanted to
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  • make sure that the reader,
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  • whoever laid their eyes on this
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  • page, recognized the fact that
  • 00:12:04.270 --> 00:12:07.100
  • after this "behold," something
  • 00:12:07.100 --> 00:12:08.280
  • exciting was about to happen.
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  • That the reason why the writer
  • 00:12:11.050 --> 00:12:12.180
  • would use the word "behold" in
  • 00:12:12.180 --> 00:12:13.270
  • verse 13 was because he wanted
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  • to make sure that we didn't get
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  • so hung up on verses 1 through
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  • 12 that we missed out on
  • 00:12:19.270 --> 00:12:21.050
  • the fact that something exciting
  • 00:12:21.050 --> 00:12:23.130
  • was about to unfold in verses
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  • 13 and beyond.
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  • How I wish we could've been
  • 00:12:26.160 --> 00:12:28.100
  • there with these guys, because
  • 00:12:28.100 --> 00:12:29.180
  • you realize we have a privilege
  • 00:12:29.180 --> 00:12:30.190
  • they did not have.
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  • We've got their story written
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  • out from beginning to end.
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  • We know what they don't get the
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  • chance to yet see.
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  • We know that Jesus is about to
  • 00:12:37.260 --> 00:12:39.030
  • show up.
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  • We know that while they've been
  • 00:12:40.100 --> 00:12:41.210
  • so disappointed and discouraged
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  • because of what has happened
  • 00:12:43.070 --> 00:12:44.080
  • in 1 through 12 that their story
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  • in verse 13 is about to shift
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  • and take a change.
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  • How I wish we could've told them
  • 00:12:50.190 --> 00:12:51.190
  • this first secret of the
  • 00:12:51.190 --> 00:12:53.040
  • encounter, and that is the
  • 00:12:53.040 --> 00:12:54.260
  • secret of beholding, of opening
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  • your eyes, and leaning in,
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  • and being aware of the fact that
  • 00:13:00.240 --> 00:13:02.140
  • something is about to change
  • 00:13:02.140 --> 00:13:04.040
  • in your circumstance.
  • 00:13:04.040 --> 00:13:05.230
  • And my friend, do you realize
  • 00:13:05.230 --> 00:13:07.100
  • that the greatest miracle that
  • 00:13:07.100 --> 00:13:09.030
  • God can do in your life and mine
  • 00:13:09.030 --> 00:13:10.210
  • is not to change
  • 00:13:10.210 --> 00:13:12.080
  • our circumstance.
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  • The greatest miracle he can do
  • 00:13:13.290 --> 00:13:15.150
  • is to change our hearts while
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  • we're in the circumstance.
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  • The greatest thing he can do
  • 00:13:19.020 --> 00:13:20.160
  • for you and I is to open
  • 00:13:20.160 --> 00:13:22.030
  • our eyes while we're yet in
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  • the circumstance so that we see
  • 00:13:23.190 --> 00:13:26.010
  • him right before us in a place
  • 00:13:26.070 --> 00:13:29.070
  • where we thought he couldn't be,
  • 00:13:29.070 --> 00:13:30.280
  • because this is too hard, or too
  • 00:13:30.280 --> 00:13:32.160
  • difficult, or too challenging,
  • 00:13:32.160 --> 00:13:34.050
  • or not what we expected.
  • 00:13:34.050 --> 00:13:35.230
  • It's when God causes us to see
  • 00:13:35.230 --> 00:13:37.160
  • glimpses of his glory, and his
  • 00:13:37.160 --> 00:13:39.180
  • the midst of those places that
  • 00:13:41.270 --> 00:13:43.080
  • we're experiencing the abundant
  • 00:13:43.080 --> 00:13:44.200
  • life that he's promised for us
  • 00:13:44.200 --> 00:13:46.050
  • in John 10:10.
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  • The abundant life is not
  • 00:13:47.180 --> 00:13:49.010
  • when everything's good and
  • 00:13:49.010 --> 00:13:50.060
  • you're experiencing the grace,
  • 00:13:50.060 --> 00:13:51.180
  • and the peace, and the favor,
  • 00:13:51.180 --> 00:13:52.180
  • and the joy of God.
  • 00:13:52.180 --> 00:13:53.270
  • The abundant life is when, in
  • 00:13:53.270 --> 00:13:55.020
  • the midst of the Emmaus Road
  • 00:13:55.020 --> 00:13:57.200
  • Jesus shows up and your eyes
  • 00:13:59.230 --> 00:14:01.210
  • are open and you see it.
  • 00:14:01.210 --> 00:14:03.050
  • This is the secret of beholding.
  • 00:14:03.050 --> 00:14:05.010
  • It's when you lean in and put
  • 00:14:05.010 --> 00:14:06.210
  • your chin in your hands and
  • 00:14:06.210 --> 00:14:07.280
  • expect that God's getting ready
  • 00:14:07.280 --> 00:14:09.190
  • to do something.
  • 00:14:09.190 --> 00:14:10.220
  • Even if you don't see proof of
  • 00:14:10.220 --> 00:14:11.280
  • it in your circumstance, you're
  • 00:14:11.280 --> 00:14:13.040
  • not expecting he's about to do
  • 00:14:13.040 --> 00:14:14.090
  • something in your circumstance,
  • 00:14:14.090 --> 00:14:15.190
  • as much as you're expecting
  • 00:14:15.190 --> 00:14:16.290
  • God's getting ready to
  • 00:14:16.290 --> 00:14:18.000
  • do something in you.
  • 00:14:18.000 --> 00:14:19.080
  • That he's getting ready to
  • 00:14:19.080 --> 00:14:20.130
  • open up your eyes to see and
  • 00:14:20.130 --> 00:14:21.220
  • experience him in a way you have
  • 00:14:21.220 --> 00:14:23.180
  • never seen and experienced him
  • 00:14:23.180 --> 00:14:25.120
  • before.
  • 00:14:25.120 --> 00:14:26.020
  • This is the secret of beholding.
  • 00:14:26.020 --> 00:14:27.160
  • How I wish we could've been
  • 00:14:27.160 --> 00:14:28.150
  • there to tell those guys their
  • 00:14:28.150 --> 00:14:29.150
  • story was about to change,
  • 00:14:29.150 --> 00:14:31.050
  • to not allow themselves to get
  • 00:14:31.050 --> 00:14:32.270
  • so hung up on 1 through 12 that
  • 00:14:32.270 --> 00:14:34.270
  • they didn't realize the change
  • 00:14:34.270 --> 00:14:36.010
  • that was about to happen
  • 00:14:36.010 --> 00:14:36.250
  • in verse 13.
  • 00:14:36.250 --> 00:14:38.150
  • And I don't know what your
  • 00:14:38.150 --> 00:14:39.290
  • 1 through 12 is, but this I do
  • 00:14:39.290 --> 00:14:41.100
  • know, that the only reason why
  • 00:14:41.100 --> 00:14:42.240
  • the God of the universe would've
  • 00:14:42.240 --> 00:14:44.100
  • planned for you to be here on
  • 00:14:44.100 --> 00:14:45.180
  • these 3 days that we're spending
  • 00:14:45.180 --> 00:14:47.000
  • together, to hear the Word that
  • 00:14:47.000 --> 00:14:48.250
  • would come forth, not only from
  • 00:14:48.250 --> 00:14:50.090
  • those that are on this platform,
  • 00:14:50.090 --> 00:14:51.160
  • but those that you're running
  • 00:14:51.160 --> 00:14:52.180
  • into in the line, in
  • 00:14:52.180 --> 00:14:54.110
  • the bathroom, the conversations
  • 00:14:54.110 --> 00:14:57.060
  • that you're hearing while
  • 00:14:57.060 --> 00:14:58.090
  • you're just standing in line
  • 00:14:58.090 --> 00:14:59.150
  • to get a cup of coffee.
  • 00:14:59.150 --> 00:15:00.240
  • The only reason why the Lord
  • 00:15:00.240 --> 00:15:03.010
  • would be buttering us all up
  • 00:15:03.010 --> 00:15:05.060
  • this weekend, romancing us
  • 00:15:05.060 --> 00:15:06.290
  • for a few good hours over
  • 00:15:06.290 --> 00:15:08.270
  • this weekend, the only reason
  • 00:15:08.270 --> 00:15:10.150
  • he would be seating you in this
  • 00:15:10.150 --> 00:15:12.130
  • place to hear this Word is if
  • 00:15:12.130 --> 00:15:14.020
  • you and I were on the precipice
  • 00:15:14.020 --> 00:15:16.100
  • didn't want you to miss out on
  • 00:15:18.110 --> 00:15:19.190
  • the fact that 1 through 12
  • 00:15:19.190 --> 00:15:21.150
  • is not so bad that he can't
  • 00:15:21.150 --> 00:15:22.200
  • do something miraculous in
  • 00:15:22.200 --> 00:15:23.220
  • verse 13.
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  • That no matter where you've
  • 00:15:25.200 --> 00:15:26.260
  • been, today is a brand new day,
  • 00:15:26.260 --> 00:15:29.030
  • a brand new opportunity to see
  • 00:15:29.030 --> 00:15:31.000
  • him in brand new ways
  • 00:15:31.000 --> 00:15:32.020
  • in your life.
  • 00:15:32.020 --> 00:15:32.270
  • This is the secret of beholding.
  • 00:15:32.270 --> 00:15:34.140
  • Do you remember Isaiah chapter
  • 00:15:34.140 --> 00:15:35.200
  • 43, verse 18 and 19, he said,
  • 00:15:35.200 --> 00:15:38.090
  • "Listen, don't concentrate so
  • 00:15:38.090 --> 00:15:40.070
  • much on the past that you're not
  • 00:15:40.070 --> 00:15:42.290
  • aware fully that I'm about
  • 00:15:42.290 --> 00:15:45.010
  • to do something in the future."
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  • In fact, he said, "Do not call
  • 00:15:46.230 --> 00:15:49.030
  • to mind the former things, or
  • 00:15:49.030 --> 00:15:50.150
  • ponder the things of the past,
  • 00:15:50.150 --> 00:15:51.280
  • for behold,
  • 00:15:51.280 --> 00:15:53.040
  • I'm about to do something new."
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  • "Behold" is the hinge that
  • 00:15:55.280 --> 00:15:57.130
  • changes us and takes us from
  • 00:15:57.130 --> 00:15:59.120
  • one place to the next place.
  • 00:15:59.120 --> 00:16:01.130
  • lives, to fully engage, so that
  • 00:16:03.230 --> 00:16:05.210
  • our spiritual eyes can be opened
  • 00:16:05.210 --> 00:16:07.190
  • to detect the presence of God.
  • 00:16:07.190 --> 00:16:09.270
  • Do you realize that you have
  • 00:16:09.270 --> 00:16:12.220
  • and are equipped with
  • 00:16:12.220 --> 00:16:13.280
  • spiritual radar?
  • 00:16:14.000 --> 00:16:17.000
  • You have physical sense.
  • 00:16:17.000 --> 00:16:18.070
  • You've got eyes, and ears,
  • 00:16:18.070 --> 00:16:19.110
  • nose, touch.
  • 00:16:19.110 --> 00:16:20.290
  • You have physical senses.
  • 00:16:20.290 --> 00:16:22.060
  • You also, if you are a believer
  • 00:16:22.060 --> 00:16:23.180
  • in Jesus Christ,
  • 00:16:23.180 --> 00:16:24.030
  • have spiritual senses.
  • 00:16:24.030 --> 00:16:26.280
  • That is, you have spiritual eyes
  • 00:16:26.280 --> 00:16:28.200
  • to see the things
  • 00:16:28.200 --> 00:16:29.170
  • which are unseen.
  • 00:16:29.170 --> 00:16:31.120
  • You have spiritual ears so
  • 00:16:31.120 --> 00:16:33.100
  • that you can hear those things
  • 00:16:33.100 --> 00:16:34.200
  • which are not heard with
  • 00:16:34.200 --> 00:16:36.030
  • the natural ear.
  • 00:16:36.030 --> 00:16:37.070
  • You have an opportunity and I
  • 00:16:37.070 --> 00:16:38.160
  • have an opportunity to have our
  • 00:16:38.160 --> 00:16:40.090
  • spiritual radar in tune so that
  • 00:16:40.090 --> 00:16:42.100
  • when God is moving, beep, beep,
  • 00:16:42.100 --> 00:16:44.120
  • beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, we
  • 00:16:44.120 --> 00:16:45.180
  • can pick up on God's activity.
  • 00:16:45.180 --> 00:16:47.260
  • That's why your heart burns
  • 00:16:47.260 --> 00:16:49.180
  • within you when you hear
  • 00:16:49.180 --> 00:16:50.250
  • certain things.
  • 00:16:50.250 --> 00:16:51.240
  • That's why your heart burns
  • 00:16:51.240 --> 00:16:53.110
  • within you when you are called
  • 00:16:53.110 --> 00:16:54.170
  • and beckoned by God's Spirit to
  • 00:16:54.170 --> 00:16:56.160
  • participate in certain things.
  • 00:16:56.160 --> 00:16:58.000
  • This is the secret of beholding.
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  • It's when you allow that
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  • spiritual radar to pick up on
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  • God's activity and then you lean
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  • in to what it is that he's
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  • doing.
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  • - Priscilla: Do you realize
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  • that as a believer in
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  • Jesus Christ,
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  • you have been fitted with
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  • what is necessary so that
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  • when you are in over your head,
  • 00:17:18.120 --> 00:17:20.030
  • you and I can still have our
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  • eyes open to detect the presence
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  • eyes open to detect the presence
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  • - Priscilla: As I mentioned
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  • to you, I have a couple boys
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  • that are with me.
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  • We left the 3-year-old at home
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  • with Granny.
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  • He's too young to know he got
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  • left, and so we call him and
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  • Skype him, but we don't let his
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  • brothers get on the phone
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  • so he won't know his brothers
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  • We can't get away with that for
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  • too much longer, but we're
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  • milking it while we can.
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  • So, he goes with us on
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  • the shorter trips.
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  • Australia was just too far to
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  • take the 3-year-old on a plane.
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  • But these three boys of mine,
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  • I will tell you that they love
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  • coming on ministry trips with us
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  • and we love traveling with them
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  • on our ministry trips.
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  • Unfortunately--I'm sure they
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  • will mature, but unfortunately
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  • right now when we travel with
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  • them, the question they have on
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  • their mind is not--or they ask
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  • me is not, "Mom, what kind
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  • of ministry is going to be
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  • happening at the event
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  • we're going to?"
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  • That's not what the 9,
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  • and the 7-year-old, and
  • 00:18:32.080 --> 00:18:33.020
  • the 3-year-old are asking me.
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  • What they're asking me is, "Mom,
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  • is there a swimming pool
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  • at the hotel?"
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  • That's all they wanna know.
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  • The boys love to swim.
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  • And we realized this past
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  • summer--the big boys are
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  • pretty good swimmers.
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  • We realized this past summer
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  • they were swimming--Jerry got
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  • 'em some goggles so that
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  • they could swim underwater
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  • and look out underwater.
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  • And so we noticed this summer
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  • they were swimming underwater,
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  • they had their goggles on, they
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  • were swimming, and when they
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  • came up, my husband noticed in
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  • the goggles that their eyes
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  • were closed.
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  • And he said to them, "Boys,
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  • you do realize that the goggles
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  • equip you so that you can open
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  • your eyes?
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  • You do realize that?
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  • That's the whole point is
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  • so that you can see clearly
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  • and open your eyes underwater."
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  • They said, "Really?"
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  • So, they went down
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  • to try it again.
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  • And they came back up after
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  • being under for a few minutes,
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  • they came back up and said,
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  • "We can see!
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  • We can see!"
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  • Do you realize that as
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  • a believer in Jesus Christ,
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  • you have been fitted
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  • with what is necessary so
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  • that when you are in over your
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  • head, you and I can still have
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  • our eyes open to detect
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  • the presence and the power
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  • of God.
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  • I do not realize how people
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  • who have not placed faith in
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  • Jesus Christ, who do not have
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  • the hope that can only come
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  • from salvation,
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  • who do not have the hope
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  • that this is not our home.
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  • I don't realize how people who
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  • are experiencing what you and
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  • I are experiencing, what we've
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  • seen on these screens depicted
  • 00:20:09.240 --> 00:20:11.080
  • today, that are dealing with
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  • the realities of this world,
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  • how people who do not have hope
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  • can continue to live in any
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  • sense of sanity on this planet.
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  • I don't know how they're
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  • doing it.
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  • But you and I have been fitted
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  • with what is necessary so that
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  • when we're in over our head--
  • 00:20:27.080 --> 00:20:29.040
  • and my friend, if you're in
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  • there over your head, if you're
  • 00:20:30.040 --> 00:20:31.120
  • already in over your head,
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  • at that point it doesn't matter
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  • how much deeper you go.
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  • You're already in there.
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  • But no matter how much deeper
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  • you go, you've been fitted by
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  • the Holy Spirit with the hope
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  • that is required to keep your
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  • eyes beholding the move,
  • 00:20:44.060 --> 00:20:46.110
  • the presence, the power
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  • of God in your circumstances.
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  • This is the secret of beholding,
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  • of being aware of God's activity
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  • in our lives.
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  • In Exodus chapter 14, you don't
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  • have to turn there, this is when
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  • Moses, the children of Israel,
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  • they come up against
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  • the Red Sea.
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  • Pharaoh's army
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  • is all around them.
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  • They have absolutely nowhere
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  • that they can turn to,
  • 00:21:08.080 --> 00:21:09.090
  • nowhere that they can go.
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  • They are disgruntled by
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  • the fact that they have come out
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  • of Egypt, they say, only now
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  • to be killed by the Egyptians.
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  • That's what they think.
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  • They cannot believe this
  • 00:21:17.230 --> 00:21:19.030
  • is happening to them.
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  • And Moses says to these scared,
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  • are staring at the Red Sea,
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  • he said to them in Exodus
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  • chapter 14, "Don't fear.
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  • Stand by and see the salvation
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  • of the Lord."
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  • He says, "Listen, even in
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  • the midst of all this chaos that
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  • is surrounding you, would you
  • 00:21:38.160 --> 00:21:40.020
  • keep your eyes open so that you
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  • do not miss the salvation of
  • 00:21:41.200 --> 00:21:43.160
  • What Moses was saying is, "Keep
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  • your eyes open and be watchful,
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  • not just for the parting of
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  • the Red Sea.
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  • That's the big miracle.
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  • You won't miss that.
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  • Keep your eyes open for
  • 00:21:53.010 --> 00:21:54.090
  • the little miracles all along
  • 00:21:54.090 --> 00:21:56.250
  • the way that God is doing
  • 00:21:56.250 --> 00:21:58.040
  • while you're on your way to
  • 00:21:58.040 --> 00:21:59.160
  • the parting of the Red Sea."
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  • He didn't want the people
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  • to miss what it felt like when
  • 00:22:02.170 --> 00:22:04.180
  • that east wind started blowing
  • 00:22:04.180 --> 00:22:06.080
  • lightly, but then began to
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  • increase in intensity
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  • until those waters were parted.
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  • He wanted them to see what it
  • 00:22:10.060 --> 00:22:11.230
  • looked like when the floor of
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  • the river was completely dry
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  • so that they walked across
  • 00:22:15.220 --> 00:22:16.230
  • with no mud on their sandals.
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  • He wanted them to see what
  • 00:22:18.150 --> 00:22:19.290
  • the expressions were like on
  • 00:22:19.290 --> 00:22:21.260
  • the faces of their friends
  • 00:22:21.260 --> 00:22:23.070
  • and family as they all beheld
  • 00:22:23.070 --> 00:22:25.030
  • what it was that God was doing.
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  • He didn't want them to miss
  • 00:22:26.270 --> 00:22:28.140
  • any of the little miracles
  • 00:22:28.140 --> 00:22:29.230
  • along the way.
  • 00:22:29.230 --> 00:22:31.060
  • And some of us have our eyes
  • 00:22:31.060 --> 00:22:32.220
  • closed, waiting on the big
  • 00:22:32.220 --> 00:22:33.270
  • miracle, and Moses says,
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  • "See right now what it is
  • 00:22:35.130 --> 00:22:38.030
  • that God is doing."
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  • This is the secret of beholding
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  • so that you do not miss
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  • There's a second secret for us.
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  • It's also in verse 13.
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  • Are y'all still with me?
  • 00:22:47.140 --> 00:22:49.030
  • In verse 13, it says, "And
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  • behold, two of them were going
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  • that very day to a village named
  • 00:22:52.000 --> 00:22:53.210
  • Emmaus, it was about seven miles
  • 00:22:53.210 --> 00:22:55.060
  • from Jerusalem."
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  • Now, this is interesting because
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  • it doesn't say it within the
  • 00:22:56.290 --> 00:22:58.080
  • scholars tell us that Emmaus was
  • 00:23:00.140 --> 00:23:01.220
  • most likely these guys' home.
  • 00:23:01.220 --> 00:23:03.280
  • That's where they lived.
  • 00:23:03.280 --> 00:23:04.260
  • Now, remember they had been--in
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  • verse 1 through 12, they had
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  • been in Jerusalem at Passover.
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  • Jesus had be crucified,
  • 00:23:09.200 --> 00:23:10.230
  • resurrected.
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  • They are now leaving Passover,
  • 00:23:11.280 --> 00:23:13.140
  • thousands of people are
  • 00:23:13.140 --> 00:23:14.270
  • dispersing to their homes.
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  • These two guys are on a journey,
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  • the 7-mile journey
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  • from Jerusalem to their home
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  • in Emmaus.
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  • And as we read in the next
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  • few verses, this is when Jesus
  • 00:23:24.100 --> 00:23:26.050
  • is going to come alongside them,
  • 00:23:26.050 --> 00:23:28.260
  • invade their practical everyday
  • 00:23:29.120 --> 00:23:32.120
  • living, walk with them
  • 00:23:32.120 --> 00:23:35.060
  • on their journey home.
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  • Very interesting.
  • 00:23:37.020 --> 00:23:38.030
  • They were going home when Jesus
  • 00:23:38.030 --> 00:23:39.240
  • showed up.
  • 00:23:39.240 --> 00:23:41.160
  • Now, they had been at Passover,
  • 00:23:41.160 --> 00:23:43.100
  • one of the pristine religious
  • 00:23:43.100 --> 00:23:45.070
  • events in all of the
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  • Jewish culture.
  • 00:23:46.110 --> 00:23:48.080
  • Thousands of folks gathered.
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  • Thousands came from everywhere
  • 00:23:51.090 --> 00:23:53.270
  • and gathered together.
  • 00:23:53.270 --> 00:23:56.030
  • But these two guys did not meet
  • 00:23:56.030 --> 00:23:58.150
  • Jesus in a personal,
  • 00:23:58.150 --> 00:24:00.070
  • life-changing way.
  • 00:24:00.070 --> 00:24:01.170
  • I mean they kind of way that you
  • 00:24:01.170 --> 00:24:02.150
  • write in your journal and you
  • 00:24:02.150 --> 00:24:03.160
  • tell your grandkids about.
  • 00:24:03.160 --> 00:24:05.080
  • That encounter didn't happen
  • 00:24:05.080 --> 00:24:06.180
  • when they were with the
  • 00:24:06.180 --> 00:24:07.170
  • thousands.
  • 00:24:07.170 --> 00:24:09.280
  • That encounter happened when
  • 00:24:09.280 --> 00:24:11.270
  • they left the thousands
  • 00:24:11.270 --> 00:24:13.170
  • and went home.
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  • That means there's not only
  • 00:24:16.120 --> 00:24:17.120
  • a secret of beholding, but my
  • 00:24:17.120 --> 00:24:19.000
  • friends, if we wanna encounter
  • 00:24:19.000 --> 00:24:20.060
  • God and not miss it when he
  • 00:24:20.060 --> 00:24:21.160
  • shows up in our life,
  • 00:24:21.160 --> 00:24:22.190
  • we gotta know there's also
  • 00:24:22.190 --> 00:24:23.230
  • a secret to going home.
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  • Would you look at the sister
  • 00:24:28.270 --> 00:24:30.020
  • next to you and say, "Girl,
  • 00:24:30.020 --> 00:24:30.250
  • just go home.
  • 00:24:30.250 --> 00:24:31.250
  • Would you just go home?
  • 00:24:31.250 --> 00:24:33.240
  • Just go home."
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  • Now, lest you get confused as to
  • 00:24:38.070 --> 00:24:41.070
  • my point, tomorrow at the end of
  • 00:24:42.150 --> 00:24:45.150
  • the day, you and I
  • 00:24:45.150 --> 00:24:47.180
  • will be dispersing.
  • 00:24:47.180 --> 00:24:50.090
  • Literally and uniquely in this
  • 00:24:50.090 --> 00:24:52.070
  • gathering, we will be dispersing
  • 00:24:52.070 --> 00:24:53.190
  • to all manner of corners on
  • 00:24:53.190 --> 00:24:55.270
  • the planet, all over the globe.
  • 00:24:55.270 --> 00:24:58.240
  • You and I are going back to
  • 00:24:58.240 --> 00:25:01.010
  • so many different corners
  • 00:25:01.010 --> 00:25:02.070
  • of the globe.
  • 00:25:02.070 --> 00:25:03.180
  • And the reality is that our
  • 00:25:03.180 --> 00:25:05.210
  • experience with God here should
  • 00:25:05.210 --> 00:25:07.160
  • that you oughta be having
  • 00:25:09.170 --> 00:25:10.230
  • personally, intimately, and
  • 00:25:10.230 --> 00:25:12.170
  • individually when you leave
  • 00:25:12.170 --> 00:25:14.090
  • the gathering and go home.
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  • There oughta be some specific,
  • 00:25:16.140 --> 00:25:17.260
  • detailed things you can write
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  • down that God does for you, not
  • 00:25:19.210 --> 00:25:21.060
  • in the corporate gathering, as
  • 00:25:21.060 --> 00:25:22.200
  • real and tangible as he is when
  • 00:25:22.200 --> 00:25:24.110
  • we get together, but the real
  • 00:25:24.110 --> 00:25:26.090
  • personal highlights of your walk
  • 00:25:26.090 --> 00:25:27.220
  • with God shouldn't be happening
  • 00:25:27.220 --> 00:25:28.270
  • They should be happening when
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  • you take what you've learned,
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  • when you take what you've heard,
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  • when you take what has inspired
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  • you, and you take it on
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  • the journey home with you in
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  • the real, practical, everyday
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  • living aspects of your life.
  • 00:25:41.260 --> 00:25:43.200
  • When we say, "Lord, I believe
  • 00:25:43.200 --> 00:25:45.060
  • that my marriage at home can be
  • 00:25:45.060 --> 00:25:47.170
  • touched by the life-giving power
  • 00:25:47.170 --> 00:25:49.140
  • of God, that where there
  • 00:25:49.140 --> 00:25:50.200
  • has been no passion,
  • 00:25:50.200 --> 00:25:51.200
  • passion can be restored.
  • 00:25:51.200 --> 00:25:53.140
  • Lord, I believe that my health
  • 00:25:53.140 --> 00:25:55.090
  • right here in my doctor's office
  • 00:25:55.090 --> 00:25:56.290
  • at home, Lord, that it can be
  • 00:25:56.290 --> 00:25:58.220
  • completely, radically
  • 00:25:58.220 --> 00:26:00.050
  • transformed by the miraculous
  • 00:26:00.050 --> 00:26:02.000
  • healing power of God.
  • 00:26:02.000 --> 00:26:03.150
  • Lord, I believe not just that
  • 00:26:03.150 --> 00:26:05.070
  • praying to you is good here in
  • 00:26:05.070 --> 00:26:06.210
  • the gathering, but God, that
  • 00:26:06.210 --> 00:26:08.010
  • your power works when it's just
  • 00:26:08.010 --> 00:26:09.270
  • me and you in the context of
  • 00:26:09.270 --> 00:26:10.290
  • my bedroom and I'm on my knees
  • 00:26:10.290 --> 00:26:13.050
  • because I just don't know how
  • 00:26:13.050 --> 00:26:14.160
  • I'm gonna parent this teenager
  • 00:26:14.160 --> 00:26:15.270
  • that you've given me.
  • 00:26:15.270 --> 00:26:17.200
  • God, I believe that your power
  • 00:26:17.200 --> 00:26:19.030
  • can invade this circumstance
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  • of my life as well."
  • 00:26:21.090 --> 00:26:22.100
  • And the problem with so many of
  • 00:26:22.100 --> 00:26:23.260
  • us is that we expect our main
  • 00:26:23.260 --> 00:26:26.160
  • experiences with God to happen
  • 00:26:26.160 --> 00:26:28.260
  • in the gathering and we forget
  • 00:26:28.260 --> 00:26:30.090
  • that the reason why we have
  • 00:26:30.090 --> 00:26:31.260
  • the gathering is so that
  • 00:26:31.260 --> 00:26:33.200
  • the power of God can be
  • 00:26:33.200 --> 00:26:35.080
  • transferred into the daily
  • 00:26:35.080 --> 00:26:37.010
  • - Priscilla: Yahweh came down
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  • to where humans were to invade
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  • their circumstance and move into
  • 00:26:48.080 --> 00:26:50.060
  • the neighborhood of their lives.
  • 00:26:50.060 --> 00:26:51.240
  • That's how much he loved us.
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  • Fast-forward to the year 2012,
  • 00:26:53.100 --> 00:26:55.210
  • and here we sit, and our God
  • 00:26:55.210 --> 00:26:57.170
  • - Priscilla: This is the secret
  • 00:27:08.090 --> 00:27:09.110
  • of going home, my friends.
  • 00:27:09.110 --> 00:27:11.270
  • This is the secret of expecting
  • 00:27:11.270 --> 00:27:13.220
  • God to invade the details
  • 00:27:13.220 --> 00:27:15.090
  • of your life.
  • 00:27:15.090 --> 00:27:17.230
  • And this is what he wants to do.
  • 00:27:17.230 --> 00:27:19.050
  • This is on the heart of God
  • 00:27:19.050 --> 00:27:20.060
  • and has been since
  • 00:27:20.060 --> 00:27:21.030
  • the beginning of time.
  • 00:27:21.030 --> 00:27:22.010
  • I've gotta tell you that this is
  • 00:27:22.010 --> 00:27:23.140
  • with our God that mesmerizes me.
  • 00:27:27.140 --> 00:27:29.080
  • Anytime I come across a passage
  • 00:27:29.080 --> 00:27:30.200
  • in Scripture like the one
  • 00:27:30.200 --> 00:27:32.040
  • we studied this morning where
  • 00:27:32.040 --> 00:27:33.110
  • there's this lone woman, maybe
  • 00:27:33.110 --> 00:27:36.070
  • with a few others that are here
  • 00:27:36.070 --> 00:27:38.170
  • at the tomb, and that Jesus--you
  • 00:27:38.170 --> 00:27:41.150
  • know, there were only 40 short
  • 00:27:41.150 --> 00:27:43.000
  • days, by the way, between
  • 00:27:43.000 --> 00:27:45.040
  • the time he was resurrected
  • 00:27:45.040 --> 00:27:47.010
  • from the dead and his ascension.
  • 00:27:47.010 --> 00:27:48.120
  • This is just a little over
  • 00:27:48.120 --> 00:27:49.090
  • a month.
  • 00:27:49.090 --> 00:27:50.080
  • That's all the time that he's
  • 00:27:50.080 --> 00:27:51.000
  • got, and he takes time to take
  • 00:27:51.160 --> 00:27:54.160
  • care of this one woman who's got
  • 00:27:54.160 --> 00:27:56.040
  • tears falling down her--to stop
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  • and just spend time with her, to
  • 00:27:58.190 --> 00:28:01.100
  • say, "Mary, it's okay."
  • 00:28:02.040 --> 00:28:05.040
  • And he takes time to walk with
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  • these two disappointed travelers
  • 00:28:07.030 --> 00:28:09.040
  • who were traveling these
  • 00:28:09.040 --> 00:28:10.160
  • 7 miles, and to spend the rest
  • 00:28:10.160 --> 00:28:11.260
  • of this chapter talking to them,
  • 00:28:11.260 --> 00:28:13.290
  • connecting with them, being
  • 00:28:13.290 --> 00:28:14.290
  • in fellowship.
  • 00:28:14.290 --> 00:28:16.000
  • The very fact that we serve a
  • 00:28:16.000 --> 00:28:17.190
  • God who takes the time to care
  • 00:28:19.060 --> 00:28:22.060
  • about the she in the we, that
  • 00:28:23.050 --> 00:28:26.050
  • takes the time to just--you
  • 00:28:26.050 --> 00:28:27.240
  • know, he knows the details of
  • 00:28:27.240 --> 00:28:28.280
  • your life.
  • 00:28:28.280 --> 00:28:30.070
  • Do you know that?
  • 00:28:30.070 --> 00:28:32.030
  • Like, the stuff that--the stuff
  • 00:28:32.030 --> 00:28:33.040
  • of your life that even maybe
  • 00:28:33.040 --> 00:28:33.220
  • your spouse or your best friend
  • 00:28:33.220 --> 00:28:34.150
  • doesn't know, this is the stuff
  • 00:28:34.150 --> 00:28:35.130
  • that's in the deepest recess of
  • 00:28:35.130 --> 00:28:36.150
  • your heart and this is the stuff
  • 00:28:36.150 --> 00:28:37.280
  • that causes that tears to fall
  • 00:28:37.280 --> 00:28:39.230
  • from your eyes late
  • 00:28:39.230 --> 00:28:41.140
  • in the midnight hour.
  • 00:28:41.140 --> 00:28:43.240
  • He knows all of that stuff.
  • 00:28:43.240 --> 00:28:46.130
  • And I'm continually blown away
  • 00:28:46.130 --> 00:28:48.000
  • by the fact that we serve a God
  • 00:28:48.000 --> 00:28:49.100
  • who cares that much.
  • 00:28:49.100 --> 00:28:51.120
  • Because do y'all realize he
  • 00:28:51.120 --> 00:28:52.220
  • doesn't need us to accomplish
  • 00:28:52.250 --> 00:28:55.250
  • his purposes on earth?
  • 00:28:55.250 --> 00:28:57.120
  • He doesn't need us, and yet
  • 00:28:57.120 --> 00:28:59.010
  • he chooses to be in friendship
  • 00:28:59.010 --> 00:29:01.030
  • and relationship with us.
  • 00:29:01.030 --> 00:29:03.100
  • Even more than that, he chooses
  • 00:29:03.100 --> 00:29:05.210
  • to use us, to use us to partner
  • 00:29:06.220 --> 00:29:09.220
  • with him in accomplishing
  • 00:29:09.220 --> 00:29:11.010
  • his tasks.
  • 00:29:11.010 --> 00:29:12.010
  • This is something about our God
  • 00:29:12.010 --> 00:29:14.160
  • that completely and overwhelming
  • 00:29:14.160 --> 00:29:17.010
  • stuns me every time I get to it
  • 00:29:17.010 --> 00:29:18.220
  • in Scripture like this, where
  • 00:29:18.220 --> 00:29:20.000
  • we see Jesus Christ, God,
  • 00:29:20.000 --> 00:29:22.000
  • just to have connection
  • 00:29:24.010 --> 00:29:25.180
  • and collaboration with them
  • 00:29:25.180 --> 00:29:26.170
  • for a few moments.
  • 00:29:26.170 --> 00:29:28.020
  • It completely stuns me.
  • 00:29:28.020 --> 00:29:28.280
  • It stunned John as well.
  • 00:29:28.280 --> 00:29:30.170
  • That's why in John chapter 1:14,
  • 00:29:30.170 --> 00:29:32.010
  • he wrote, "The Word became flesh
  • 00:29:32.010 --> 00:29:34.090
  • and dwelt among us."
  • 00:29:34.090 --> 00:29:36.110
  • Now, you need to hear it
  • 00:29:36.110 --> 00:29:37.100
  • as he would've written it.
  • 00:29:37.100 --> 00:29:38.170
  • He wasn't just casually writing,
  • 00:29:38.170 --> 00:29:39.290
  • "The Word became flesh
  • 00:29:39.290 --> 00:29:40.200
  • and dwelt among us.
  • 00:29:40.200 --> 00:29:41.170
  • We beheld the glory, the glory
  • 00:29:41.170 --> 00:29:42.080
  • of the only begotten of
  • 00:29:42.080 --> 00:29:43.030
  • the Father."
  • 00:29:43.030 --> 00:29:43.280
  • No, no, no, he was stunned.
  • 00:29:43.280 --> 00:29:46.170
  • the doggone Word became flesh.
  • 00:29:52.130 --> 00:29:55.130
  • Stunned.
  • 00:29:55.130 --> 00:29:57.220
  • And dwelt--listen to him
  • 00:29:57.220 --> 00:29:59.080
  • write it.
  • 00:29:59.080 --> 00:29:59.260
  • "And dwelt among us.
  • 00:30:00.120 --> 00:30:03.120
  • And we got to behold his glory,
  • 00:30:05.250 --> 00:30:08.250
  • the glory of the only begotten
  • 00:30:08.250 --> 00:30:10.140
  • of the Father."
  • 00:30:10.140 --> 00:30:11.170
  • John can't believe it.
  • 00:30:11.170 --> 00:30:12.280
  • "I got to behold the glory of
  • 00:30:12.280 --> 00:30:15.100
  • the only begotten of the Father,
  • 00:30:15.100 --> 00:30:17.070
  • full of grace
  • 00:30:17.070 --> 00:30:18.160
  • and full of truth."
  • 00:30:18.160 --> 00:30:19.110
  • I love the Message Bible's
  • 00:30:21.120 --> 00:30:22.040
  • translation of that.
  • 00:30:22.040 --> 00:30:23.180
  • It says, "The Word became flesh,
  • 00:30:23.180 --> 00:30:25.150
  • and moved into
  • 00:30:25.150 --> 00:30:26.190
  • the neighborhood."
  • 00:30:27.130 --> 00:30:30.130
  • Jesus became flesh so he could
  • 00:30:30.130 --> 00:30:32.090
  • move into the neighborhood,
  • 00:30:32.090 --> 00:30:33.130
  • y'all.
  • 00:30:33.130 --> 00:30:35.040
  • He wanted to move into
  • 00:30:35.040 --> 00:30:36.120
  • He wanted to get up close
  • 00:30:38.130 --> 00:30:39.100
  • and personal with you.
  • 00:30:39.100 --> 00:30:40.130
  • Your relationship with God isn't
  • 00:30:40.130 --> 00:30:41.100
  • supposed to be about church
  • 00:30:41.100 --> 00:30:42.140
  • on Sunday.
  • 00:30:42.140 --> 00:30:44.100
  • It's not supposed to be about
  • 00:30:44.100 --> 00:30:45.080
  • the Colour Conference
  • 00:30:45.080 --> 00:30:46.060
  • once a year.
  • 00:30:46.060 --> 00:30:47.090
  • It's supposed to be about
  • 00:30:47.090 --> 00:30:48.150
  • an ongoing connection,
  • 00:30:48.150 --> 00:30:50.140
  • and relationship, and friendship
  • 00:30:50.140 --> 00:30:53.020
  • between you and your God.
  • 00:30:53.020 --> 00:30:54.180
  • That's the whole reason why he
  • 00:30:54.180 --> 00:30:56.000
  • came, so he can move into
  • 00:30:56.000 --> 00:30:58.140
  • your neighborhood.
  • 00:30:58.280 --> 00:31:02.000
  • Do you know, this theme of
  • 00:31:02.000 --> 00:31:04.290
  • God's desire to be close,
  • 00:31:04.290 --> 00:31:06.280
  • and personal, and intimate with
  • 00:31:06.280 --> 00:31:07.210
  • us, this begins from the most
  • 00:31:07.210 --> 00:31:10.110
  • ancient of times, way back in
  • 00:31:10.110 --> 00:31:13.090
  • the very beginning when God was
  • 00:31:13.090 --> 00:31:14.280
  • making that and establishing
  • 00:31:14.280 --> 00:31:16.060
  • that very first covenant between
  • 00:31:16.060 --> 00:31:18.100
  • the patriarch Abraham.
  • 00:31:18.190 --> 00:31:21.190
  • He was establishing a covenant
  • 00:31:21.190 --> 00:31:24.110
  • so he could create a nation of
  • 00:31:24.110 --> 00:31:25.220
  • people that could bear his name,
  • 00:31:25.220 --> 00:31:27.150
  • his chosen people,
  • 00:31:27.150 --> 00:31:28.290
  • the people of Israel.
  • 00:31:28.290 --> 00:31:29.230
  • Way back then we even see
  • 00:31:29.230 --> 00:31:30.200
  • this happening.
  • 00:31:30.200 --> 00:31:32.000
  • In ancient times--and hang
  • 00:31:32.000 --> 00:31:33.120
  • with me for a moment, 'cause
  • 00:31:33.120 --> 00:31:34.080
  • you're gonna love this
  • 00:31:34.080 --> 00:31:34.290
  • when you hear it.
  • 00:31:34.290 --> 00:31:35.180
  • In ancient times, when there was
  • 00:31:35.180 --> 00:31:36.290
  • a greater kingdom, a greater
  • 00:31:36.290 --> 00:31:38.130
  • nation, a powerful nation, they
  • 00:31:38.130 --> 00:31:40.130
  • would oftentimes come alongside
  • 00:31:40.130 --> 00:31:41.280
  • a lesser nation.
  • 00:31:41.280 --> 00:31:44.050
  • The reason why they would do
  • 00:31:44.050 --> 00:31:45.120
  • that, they would cut a covenant,
  • 00:31:45.120 --> 00:31:46.120
  • establish an agreement,
  • 00:31:46.120 --> 00:31:47.210
  • a promise between the 2 nations.
  • 00:31:47.210 --> 00:31:49.050
  • The reason why they would do
  • 00:31:49.050 --> 00:31:50.120
  • that is because this lesser
  • 00:31:50.120 --> 00:31:51.210
  • nation needed
  • 00:31:51.210 --> 00:31:53.040
  • the greater nation.
  • 00:31:53.040 --> 00:31:54.030
  • The lesser nation needed
  • 00:31:54.030 --> 00:31:55.110
  • military protection.
  • 00:31:55.110 --> 00:31:56.170
  • The lesser nation needed
  • 00:31:56.170 --> 00:31:57.230
  • provision in times of famine
  • 00:31:57.230 --> 00:31:59.110
  • and times of thirst.
  • 00:31:59.110 --> 00:32:01.020
  • They needed somebody who could
  • 00:32:01.020 --> 00:32:03.020
  • take care of them, so they would
  • 00:32:03.020 --> 00:32:04.010
  • cut a covenant.
  • 00:32:04.010 --> 00:32:04.220
  • And here's the way they sealed
  • 00:32:04.220 --> 00:32:06.030
  • the covenant was always by
  • 00:32:06.030 --> 00:32:08.040
  • blood, the shedding of blood.
  • 00:32:08.040 --> 00:32:10.000
  • They would sacrifice an animal,
  • 00:32:10.000 --> 00:32:11.240
  • and they would dismember
  • 00:32:11.240 --> 00:32:13.070
  • the animal and they would lay it
  • 00:32:13.070 --> 00:32:14.180
  • out so that the lesser nation
  • 00:32:14.180 --> 00:32:17.040
  • could walk between the pieces
  • 00:32:17.040 --> 00:32:19.040
  • of the sacrificed animal.
  • 00:32:19.040 --> 00:32:21.190
  • They would walk between
  • 00:32:21.190 --> 00:32:22.170
  • the pieces of the animal,
  • 00:32:22.170 --> 00:32:23.280
  • and as they walked,
  • 00:32:23.280 --> 00:32:25.000
  • every step they took was
  • 00:32:25.000 --> 00:32:26.180
  • a statement of their loyalty.
  • 00:32:26.180 --> 00:32:28.120
  • The lesser nation was saying,
  • 00:32:28.120 --> 00:32:29.210
  • "As I walk between these pieces,
  • 00:32:29.210 --> 00:32:31.220
  • I am claiming my unadulterated
  • 00:32:31.220 --> 00:32:33.250
  • loyalty to you, because
  • 00:32:33.250 --> 00:32:35.040
  • you're giving me protection,
  • 00:32:35.040 --> 00:32:36.240
  • you're giving me provision.
  • 00:32:36.240 --> 00:32:38.030
  • What I'm saying as I walk
  • 00:32:38.030 --> 00:32:39.040
  • between these pieces is that
  • 00:32:39.040 --> 00:32:40.190
  • I will not have a covenant
  • 00:32:40.190 --> 00:32:41.270
  • with any other nation.
  • 00:32:41.270 --> 00:32:43.240
  • You will be the one
  • 00:32:43.240 --> 00:32:45.040
  • and only nation.
  • 00:32:45.040 --> 00:32:46.090
  • And as I walk between these
  • 00:32:46.090 --> 00:32:47.180
  • pieces, what I'm saying is
  • 00:32:47.180 --> 00:32:48.230
  • if I betray this covenant,
  • 00:32:48.230 --> 00:32:51.030
  • I understand my nation will be
  • 00:32:51.030 --> 00:32:52.260
  • torn apart like these pieces
  • 00:32:52.260 --> 00:32:54.090
  • have been.
  • 00:32:54.090 --> 00:32:55.090
  • My own family will be torn apart
  • 00:32:55.090 --> 00:32:56.190
  • like these pieces have been.
  • 00:32:56.190 --> 00:32:58.070
  • My own body and life will be
  • 00:32:58.070 --> 00:33:00.180
  • torn apart because I have
  • 00:33:00.180 --> 00:33:01.290
  • betrayed the covenant."
  • 00:33:01.290 --> 00:33:03.220
  • So, when God decides to make
  • 00:33:03.220 --> 00:33:05.060
  • a covenant with humankind, he
  • 00:33:05.060 --> 00:33:07.030
  • comes to Abraham and he speaks
  • 00:33:07.030 --> 00:33:08.050
  • in a language that Abraham
  • 00:33:08.050 --> 00:33:09.180
  • can understand.
  • 00:33:09.180 --> 00:33:10.130
  • He says, "I will tell you
  • 00:33:10.130 --> 00:33:11.230
  • how you can bank on the fact,
  • 00:33:11.230 --> 00:33:13.180
  • Abraham, that even though it
  • 00:33:13.180 --> 00:33:14.170
  • doesn't look plausible, I'm
  • 00:33:14.170 --> 00:33:15.220
  • going to tell you how serious I
  • 00:33:15.220 --> 00:33:17.210
  • am about making sure you know
  • 00:33:17.210 --> 00:33:19.140
  • that I love you and will birth
  • 00:33:19.140 --> 00:33:20.260
  • a nation.
  • 00:33:20.260 --> 00:33:22.020
  • I want you to go get me
  • 00:33:22.020 --> 00:33:22.220
  • an animal, Abraham."
  • 00:33:22.220 --> 00:33:24.090
  • And Abraham gets that animal.
  • 00:33:24.090 --> 00:33:26.000
  • He says, "You sacrifice these
  • 00:33:26.000 --> 00:33:26.230
  • animals."
  • 00:33:26.230 --> 00:33:27.280
  • And so, he sacrifices
  • 00:33:27.280 --> 00:33:28.260
  • the animals and he lays
  • 00:33:28.260 --> 00:33:29.290
  • the pieces out.
  • 00:33:29.290 --> 00:33:32.020
  • Well, somebody's gotta walk
  • 00:33:32.020 --> 00:33:33.210
  • between the pieces, and it would
  • 00:33:33.210 --> 00:33:35.230
  • seem that in this type of
  • 00:33:35.230 --> 00:33:36.290
  • covenant arrangement, when
  • 00:33:36.290 --> 00:33:38.140
  • there's a greater, Yahweh,
  • 00:33:38.140 --> 00:33:40.090
  • and the lesser, Abraham,
  • 00:33:40.090 --> 00:33:41.200
  • who would be the one
  • 00:33:41.200 --> 00:33:42.210
  • to walk among the pieces?
  • 00:33:42.210 --> 00:33:44.200
  • Abraham.
  • 00:33:44.200 --> 00:33:45.280
  • He would be the lesser who would
  • 00:33:45.280 --> 00:33:47.120
  • need to say, "I will be loyal.
  • 00:33:47.120 --> 00:33:48.290
  • I will have no other commitment
  • 00:33:48.290 --> 00:33:50.250
  • to any other god.
  • 00:33:50.250 --> 00:33:52.020
  • You are the one that I will be
  • 00:33:52.020 --> 00:33:53.100
  • committed to, and I will walk
  • 00:33:53.100 --> 00:33:54.150
  • among the pieces to establish
  • 00:33:54.150 --> 00:33:56.110
  • that loyalty."
  • 00:33:56.110 --> 00:33:57.070
  • But just when Abraham may have
  • 00:33:57.070 --> 00:33:59.080
  • been the one to walk among the
  • 00:33:59.080 --> 00:34:01.010
  • pieces, adding his own works and
  • 00:34:01.070 --> 00:34:04.070
  • activity to the commitment,
  • 00:34:04.070 --> 00:34:06.000
  • to the covenant, Genesis
  • 00:34:06.000 --> 00:34:07.230
  • chapter 15 says that Yahweh
  • 00:34:07.230 --> 00:34:09.130
  • puts Abraham into a deep sleep
  • 00:34:09.130 --> 00:34:11.210
  • because he doesn't want Abraham
  • 00:34:11.210 --> 00:34:13.130
  • the covenant that he was about
  • 00:34:16.030 --> 00:34:17.110
  • to establish with humankind.
  • 00:34:17.110 --> 00:34:19.020
  • And it looks forward to
  • 00:34:19.020 --> 00:34:20.090
  • the New Testament where
  • 00:34:20.090 --> 00:34:21.030
  • the New Testament says,
  • 00:34:21.030 --> 00:34:21.280
  • "It is for by grace
  • 00:34:21.280 --> 00:34:23.160
  • we have been saved,
  • 00:34:23.160 --> 00:34:25.010
  • not of any works of our own."
  • 00:34:25.010 --> 00:34:27.090
  • He doesn't want us adding to
  • 00:34:27.090 --> 00:34:28.130
  • the covenant, so that none of us
  • 00:34:28.130 --> 00:34:30.240
  • can boast that we had anything
  • 00:34:30.240 --> 00:34:32.030
  • to do with this commitment
  • 00:34:32.030 --> 00:34:33.050
  • we've got with our great God.
  • 00:34:33.050 --> 00:34:34.270
  • And so, he puts Adam--he puts
  • 00:34:34.270 --> 00:34:36.080
  • Abraham to sleep, but
  • 00:34:36.080 --> 00:34:37.180
  • the question still remains,
  • 00:34:37.180 --> 00:34:38.150
  • who's gonna walk
  • 00:34:38.150 --> 00:34:40.060
  • And in Genesis 15, in one of
  • 00:34:42.070 --> 00:34:43.170
  • the greatest theophanies in all
  • 00:34:43.170 --> 00:34:45.010
  • of Scripture, that is where God
  • 00:34:45.010 --> 00:34:46.190
  • shows up in some tangible form
  • 00:34:46.190 --> 00:34:48.190
  • so that people can see him and
  • 00:34:48.190 --> 00:34:49.290
  • behold him, Genesis chapter 15
  • 00:34:49.290 --> 00:34:51.220
  • says Yahweh actually
  • 00:34:51.220 --> 00:34:53.080
  • condescends to humankind.
  • 00:34:53.080 --> 00:34:55.090
  • He comes to where Abraham is,
  • 00:34:55.150 --> 00:34:58.150
  • and we see Yahweh,
  • 00:34:59.040 --> 00:35:02.060
  • the God of the universe,
  • 00:35:02.060 --> 00:35:04.100
  • moving among the pieces
  • 00:35:04.100 --> 00:35:05.280
  • of the sacrificed animal,
  • 00:35:05.280 --> 00:35:08.000
  • basically saying to humanity,
  • 00:35:08.000 --> 00:35:09.230
  • "Look, I already know y'all
  • 00:35:09.230 --> 00:35:10.290
  • aren't gonna be loyal, so I will
  • 00:35:10.290 --> 00:35:13.080
  • let you know I will be faithful
  • 00:35:13.080 --> 00:35:14.280
  • even when you are faithless."
  • 00:35:16.140 --> 00:35:19.140
  • And he moves among the pieces
  • 00:35:19.140 --> 00:35:22.100
  • of the animal, and he also
  • 00:35:22.100 --> 00:35:24.010
  • says that, "Listen, if either
  • 00:35:24.010 --> 00:35:26.110
  • of us betray this covenant, even
  • 00:35:27.030 --> 00:35:30.030
  • though I know I won't," Yahweh,
  • 00:35:30.030 --> 00:35:31.260
  • "even though I know I won't,
  • 00:35:31.260 --> 00:35:33.070
  • if either of us betray this
  • 00:35:33.070 --> 00:35:34.120
  • covenant, I'm making a statement
  • 00:35:34.120 --> 00:35:35.170
  • that I understand somebody's
  • 00:35:35.170 --> 00:35:37.110
  • flesh has gotta be torn
  • 00:35:37.110 --> 00:35:39.030
  • just like this animal's flesh
  • 00:35:39.030 --> 00:35:40.220
  • has been torn.
  • 00:35:40.220 --> 00:35:41.270
  • Somebody's gotta pay the price
  • 00:35:41.270 --> 00:35:43.180
  • if there is a betrayal
  • 00:35:43.180 --> 00:35:44.260
  • of the covenant."
  • 00:35:44.260 --> 00:35:46.000
  • And Yahweh, even then in
  • 00:35:46.000 --> 00:35:47.190
  • the most ancient of times,
  • 00:35:47.190 --> 00:35:49.070
  • his Son whose flesh would be
  • 00:35:51.150 --> 00:35:54.010
  • torn because humankind would not
  • 00:35:54.010 --> 00:35:56.150
  • be faithful to the covenant.
  • 00:35:56.150 --> 00:35:58.130
  • And so, even then, Yahweh came
  • 00:35:59.010 --> 00:36:02.030
  • to invade their circumstance
  • 00:36:04.150 --> 00:36:06.180
  • and move into the neighborhood
  • 00:36:06.180 --> 00:36:08.000
  • of their lives.
  • 00:36:08.000 --> 00:36:09.000
  • That's how much he loved us.
  • 00:36:09.000 --> 00:36:10.130
  • Fast-forward to the year 2012,
  • 00:36:10.130 --> 00:36:13.120
  • and here we sit, and our God
  • 00:36:13.120 --> 00:36:14.230
  • comes down to meet with us, to
  • 00:36:15.090 --> 00:36:18.090
  • invade the details of our life.
  • 00:36:18.090 --> 00:36:20.160
  • I cannot get over the fact that
  • 00:36:20.160 --> 00:36:21.260
  • we serve a God that is willing
  • 00:36:21.260 --> 00:36:24.090
  • to go home with us,
  • 00:36:24.090 --> 00:36:27.050
  • that is willing to meet you
  • 00:36:27.050 --> 00:36:28.280
  • right where you are.
  • 00:36:28.280 --> 00:36:31.200
  • This is the secret
  • 00:36:31.200 --> 00:36:32.240
  • of going home.
  • 00:36:32.240 --> 00:36:34.030
  • it's for any of us that will
  • 00:36:34.030 --> 00:36:35.160
  • choose not to just leave
  • 00:36:35.160 --> 00:36:37.110
  • all the inspiration,
  • 00:36:37.110 --> 00:36:38.120
  • and all the hoopla,
  • 00:36:38.120 --> 00:36:39.210
  • and all the fun in this room,
  • 00:36:39.210 --> 00:36:41.000
  • but who will decide,
  • 00:36:41.000 --> 00:36:41.240
  • "You know what?
  • 00:36:41.240 --> 00:36:42.100
  • I'm going home with this.
  • 00:36:42.100 --> 00:36:43.170
  • I'm gonna make sure that my life
  • 00:36:43.170 --> 00:36:45.100
  • is different because of what
  • 00:36:45.100 --> 00:36:46.160
  • I've heard.
  • 00:36:46.160 --> 00:36:47.260
  • I'm gonna make sure that my
  • 00:36:47.260 --> 00:36:49.040
  • outward actions towards others
  • 00:36:49.040 --> 00:36:50.280
  • are different because of what
  • 00:36:50.280 --> 00:36:52.150
  • I've heard.
  • 00:36:52.150 --> 00:36:53.060
  • I'm gonna make sure that I'm not
  • 00:36:53.060 --> 00:36:54.090
  • the same girl when I leave here
  • 00:36:54.090 --> 00:36:55.260
  • tomorrow night that I was when I
  • 00:36:55.260 --> 00:36:57.050
  • showed up on the first night,
  • 00:36:57.050 --> 00:36:58.260
  • that this Word is gonna take
  • 00:36:58.260 --> 00:37:00.060
  • root in me, it's gonna change me
  • 00:37:00.060 --> 00:37:01.210
  • - Priscilla: There is a problem
  • 00:37:08.040 --> 00:37:08.260
  • if Jesus is with you and you are
  • 00:37:08.260 --> 00:37:10.070
  • doing all the talking.
  • 00:37:10.070 --> 00:37:12.020
  • There's a problem if you are
  • 00:37:12.020 --> 00:37:13.000
  • walking with God and you are
  • 00:37:13.000 --> 00:37:15.210
  • talking more than you are
  • 00:37:15.210 --> 00:37:17.060
  • hearing his voice.
  • 00:37:17.060 --> 00:37:18.270
  • Because, my friends,
  • 00:37:18.270 --> 00:37:19.280
  • when we talk, nothing happens.
  • 00:37:19.280 --> 00:37:21.280
  • When he talks,
  • 00:37:21.280 --> 00:37:22.290
  • - Priscilla: There's one final
  • 00:37:32.190 --> 00:37:33.110
  • secret that I wanna share
  • 00:37:33.110 --> 00:37:34.080
  • with you.
  • 00:37:34.180 --> 00:37:37.180
  • Really quickly, I'll just
  • 00:37:37.180 --> 00:37:38.150
  • tell you that Jesus shows up.
  • 00:37:39.110 --> 00:37:42.110
  • Their eyes are prevented
  • 00:37:42.110 --> 00:37:43.090
  • from seeing him.
  • 00:37:43.090 --> 00:37:44.250
  • I wish I had time to get into
  • 00:37:44.250 --> 00:37:45.210
  • all these juicy details here,
  • 00:37:45.210 --> 00:37:47.090
  • talked to Jesus for the next
  • 00:37:49.190 --> 00:37:50.240
  • 10 verses.
  • 00:37:50.240 --> 00:37:52.250
  • Now, can I just say quickly that
  • 00:37:52.250 --> 00:37:53.240
  • there is a problem if Jesus
  • 00:37:53.240 --> 00:37:55.160
  • is with you and you are doing
  • 00:37:55.160 --> 00:37:56.280
  • all the talking.
  • 00:37:56.280 --> 00:37:59.090
  • There's a problem if you are
  • 00:37:59.090 --> 00:38:00.220
  • walking with God and you are
  • 00:38:00.220 --> 00:38:02.160
  • talking more than you are
  • 00:38:02.160 --> 00:38:04.230
  • hearing his voice.
  • 00:38:04.230 --> 00:38:06.240
  • Because, my friends,
  • 00:38:06.240 --> 00:38:07.170
  • when we talk, nothing happens.
  • 00:38:07.170 --> 00:38:10.040
  • When he talks,
  • 00:38:10.040 --> 00:38:10.260
  • worlds come into existence.
  • 00:38:11.220 --> 00:38:14.220
  • If I were you, I would want
  • 00:38:14.220 --> 00:38:16.020
  • to hear his opinion
  • 00:38:16.020 --> 00:38:17.170
  • over your opinion.
  • 00:38:17.170 --> 00:38:19.160
  • I would wanna figure out what is
  • 00:38:19.160 --> 00:38:20.200
  • he saying about the situation,
  • 00:38:20.200 --> 00:38:23.100
  • even if it just seems
  • 00:38:23.100 --> 00:38:24.270
  • contradictory to everything
  • 00:38:24.270 --> 00:38:26.150
  • that I see happening
  • 00:38:26.150 --> 00:38:27.220
  • And so, these guys are talking,
  • 00:38:30.250 --> 00:38:32.070
  • and finally, verse 28 says,
  • 00:38:32.070 --> 00:38:34.080
  • "They approached the village
  • 00:38:34.080 --> 00:38:35.260
  • where they were going,
  • 00:38:35.260 --> 00:38:36.250
  • and Jesus acted like
  • 00:38:36.250 --> 00:38:38.160
  • He wasn't gonna go any farther."
  • 00:38:38.160 --> 00:38:39.190
  • And look what happens.
  • 00:38:39.190 --> 00:38:40.200
  • "They urged Him, saying, 'Stay
  • 00:38:40.200 --> 00:38:42.140
  • with us, it's getting toward
  • 00:38:42.140 --> 00:38:44.100
  • evening, and the day
  • 00:38:44.100 --> 00:38:45.100
  • is now nearly over.'"
  • 00:38:45.100 --> 00:38:46.110
  • And look what happens.
  • 00:38:46.110 --> 00:38:47.160
  • Jesus goes in
  • 00:38:47.160 --> 00:38:49.140
  • and stays with 'em.
  • 00:38:50.140 --> 00:38:53.140
  • They asked him.
  • 00:38:53.140 --> 00:38:55.100
  • They invited him.
  • 00:38:55.100 --> 00:38:56.100
  • "Will you come in
  • 00:38:56.100 --> 00:38:57.020
  • and stay with us, Jesus?"
  • 00:38:57.020 --> 00:38:59.020
  • And Jesus, King of kings and
  • 00:38:59.020 --> 00:39:01.250
  • Lord of lords, says, "Sure."
  • 00:39:04.030 --> 00:39:07.030
  • there is a secret in going home,
  • 00:39:09.130 --> 00:39:11.180
  • and there is a secret in
  • 00:39:11.180 --> 00:39:12.160
  • invitation.
  • 00:39:12.160 --> 00:39:15.040
  • In inviting him
  • 00:39:15.040 --> 00:39:16.210
  • into your circumstances.
  • 00:39:16.210 --> 00:39:18.140
  • Now, remember, these guys
  • 00:39:18.140 --> 00:39:20.030
  • were already with him.
  • 00:39:20.030 --> 00:39:20.270
  • Remember, they had been walking
  • 00:39:20.270 --> 00:39:21.250
  • for 7 miles with him.
  • 00:39:21.250 --> 00:39:23.230
  • They had already been walking
  • 00:39:23.230 --> 00:39:24.220
  • with him, talking with him.
  • 00:39:24.220 --> 00:39:26.000
  • They were already with him,
  • 00:39:26.000 --> 00:39:28.020
  • but they invited him to come in
  • 00:39:28.020 --> 00:39:30.000
  • even more intimately into their
  • 00:39:30.000 --> 00:39:32.210
  • lives, because now he goes
  • 00:39:32.210 --> 00:39:33.200
  • home with them.
  • 00:39:33.200 --> 00:39:35.220
  • Now he's all up in their
  • 00:39:35.220 --> 00:39:37.010
  • living room.
  • 00:39:37.010 --> 00:39:38.020
  • Now he's getting ready
  • 00:39:38.020 --> 00:39:39.020
  • to have dinner with them.
  • 00:39:39.020 --> 00:39:40.030
  • He's gonna break bread
  • 00:39:40.030 --> 00:39:40.250
  • with them.
  • 00:39:40.250 --> 00:39:41.120
  • And it's while they're reclining
  • 00:39:41.120 --> 00:39:42.130
  • around the table in the inner
  • 00:39:42.130 --> 00:39:44.150
  • sanctum of these guys' lives, in
  • 00:39:44.150 --> 00:39:46.240
  • their home, right in the midst
  • 00:39:46.240 --> 00:39:48.190
  • of their reality, it's while
  • 00:39:48.190 --> 00:39:50.080
  • they're there that Jesus
  • 00:39:50.080 --> 00:39:51.290
  • breaks the bread and the wine.
  • 00:39:51.290 --> 00:39:53.130
  • And then it says their eyes
  • 00:39:53.130 --> 00:39:55.020
  • are opened and they realize
  • 00:39:55.020 --> 00:39:57.250
  • who they've been dealing with
  • 00:39:57.250 --> 00:39:58.210
  • all this time.
  • 00:39:58.210 --> 00:40:00.140
  • And so, I wonder if the reason
  • 00:40:00.140 --> 00:40:02.040
  • why some of us are not
  • 00:40:02.040 --> 00:40:03.250
  • recognizing God sometimes in our
  • 00:40:03.250 --> 00:40:05.070
  • circumstances, it's not because
  • 00:40:05.070 --> 00:40:06.120
  • we're not with him.
  • 00:40:06.120 --> 00:40:07.140
  • I mean, we're with him.
  • 00:40:07.140 --> 00:40:08.070
  • We're walking with him.
  • 00:40:08.070 --> 00:40:09.080
  • But it's because we haven't
  • 00:40:09.080 --> 00:40:10.120
  • invited him all the way into
  • 00:40:10.120 --> 00:40:12.160
  • the details of our lives.
  • 00:40:12.160 --> 00:40:14.120
  • There's just this little corner
  • 00:40:14.120 --> 00:40:15.140
  • that we're holding back.
  • 00:40:15.140 --> 00:40:16.200
  • "Lord, you can--you know, you
  • 00:40:16.200 --> 00:40:17.230
  • can mess with all this over
  • 00:40:17.230 --> 00:40:18.180
  • here, but if you'll just leave
  • 00:40:18.180 --> 00:40:19.110
  • this piece alone, this
  • 00:40:19.110 --> 00:40:20.190
  • relationship, this habit that
  • 00:40:20.190 --> 00:40:23.180
  • I have, Lord, this lifestyle
  • 00:40:23.180 --> 00:40:25.170
  • choice, if you'll kinda just
  • 00:40:25.170 --> 00:40:26.150
  • leave this part alone,
  • 00:40:26.150 --> 00:40:28.270
  • then we can cohabitate nicely."
  • 00:40:28.270 --> 00:40:31.120
  • But I wonder what would happen
  • 00:40:31.120 --> 00:40:33.200
  • if there were a company of women
  • 00:40:33.200 --> 00:40:35.210
  • who didn't just say, "I walk
  • 00:40:35.210 --> 00:40:36.200
  • with you," but who then invite
  • 00:40:36.200 --> 00:40:38.290
  • him to come in all the way,
  • 00:40:39.200 --> 00:40:42.200
  • and sit down at the table of
  • 00:40:42.200 --> 00:40:44.290
  • our lives, and commune with us
  • 00:40:44.290 --> 00:40:47.270
  • You know what this story
  • 00:40:50.110 --> 00:40:51.020
  • tells me?
  • 00:40:51.020 --> 00:40:51.210
  • It tells me that there are
  • 00:40:51.210 --> 00:40:52.120
  • two levels of invitation.
  • 00:40:52.120 --> 00:40:54.010
  • One for salvation and another
  • 00:40:54.010 --> 00:40:56.070
  • where we say, "Okay Lord, now
  • 00:40:56.070 --> 00:40:58.030
  • I actually want you to sit on
  • 00:40:58.030 --> 00:40:59.190
  • the throne of my life
  • 00:40:59.190 --> 00:41:01.240
  • and make decisions.
  • 00:41:01.240 --> 00:41:04.200
  • that is pleasing to you."
  • 00:41:07.100 --> 00:41:09.010
  • And so, these guys invite Jesus
  • 00:41:09.010 --> 00:41:11.000
  • in, and the neat thing is
  • 00:41:11.000 --> 00:41:13.010
  • is that when you invite Jesus
  • 00:41:13.010 --> 00:41:15.030
  • in any intimate places in your
  • 00:41:15.030 --> 00:41:17.050
  • life or in mine, his answer
  • 00:41:17.050 --> 00:41:18.260
  • will always be, "Sure."
  • 00:41:19.030 --> 00:41:22.030
  • That's just the kind of God
  • 00:41:22.030 --> 00:41:24.040
  • Encounters with Jesus are what
  • 00:41:34.000 --> 00:41:37.000
  • take a woman who is frazzled,
  • 00:41:37.000 --> 00:41:38.170
  • and uneasy, and lacks peace--
  • 00:41:38.170 --> 00:41:41.150
  • revolution of peace,
  • 00:41:41.150 --> 00:41:42.200
  • that's been our theme, not only
  • 00:41:42.200 --> 00:41:43.170
  • for the world, but in your
  • 00:41:43.170 --> 00:41:44.240
  • own heart, your own home.
  • 00:41:44.240 --> 00:41:47.240
  • An encounter with him is
  • 00:41:47.240 --> 00:41:49.220
  • what takes a frazzled, uneasy,
  • 00:41:49.220 --> 00:41:52.090
  • unsettled, unsteady woman and
  • 00:41:52.090 --> 00:41:54.030
  • causes her to have a surety
  • 00:41:54.030 --> 00:41:56.020
  • and a confidence in a world
  • 00:41:56.020 --> 00:41:57.180
  • that lacks both of those things.
  • 00:41:57.210 --> 00:42:00.230
  • Seeing him face-to-face, hearing
  • 00:42:00.230 --> 00:42:02.040
  • his voice with your spiritual
  • 00:42:02.040 --> 00:42:03.160
  • ears, that's
  • 00:42:03.160 --> 00:42:04.290
  • - Priscilla: I still got a few
  • 00:42:10.140 --> 00:42:11.090
  • women in my church who
  • 00:42:11.090 --> 00:42:12.160
  • wear that Sunday hat.
  • 00:42:12.160 --> 00:42:14.260
  • Does anybody know
  • 00:42:14.260 --> 00:42:15.190
  • what I'm talking about?
  • 00:42:15.190 --> 00:42:17.010
  • And I go to the kind of church
  • 00:42:17.010 --> 00:42:18.110
  • that when the pastor
  • 00:42:18.110 --> 00:42:19.000
  • is preaching, I mean,
  • 00:42:19.000 --> 00:42:19.250
  • they talk back to you.
  • 00:42:19.250 --> 00:42:21.080
  • And if it gets real good to 'em,
  • 00:42:21.080 --> 00:42:22.060
  • they might throw something
  • 00:42:22.060 --> 00:42:22.290
  • at you.
  • 00:42:22.290 --> 00:42:24.120
  • A handkerchief, a baby, anything
  • 00:42:24.120 --> 00:42:26.060
  • - Priscilla: There's
  • 00:42:35.200 --> 00:42:36.040
  • a woman in my church.
  • 00:42:36.100 --> 00:42:39.100
  • You need to know that I go to
  • 00:42:39.100 --> 00:42:40.260
  • the kind of church in the States
  • 00:42:40.260 --> 00:42:43.090
  • where there's still a little bit
  • 00:42:43.090 --> 00:42:44.230
  • of the traditional
  • 00:42:44.230 --> 00:42:45.170
  • African-American experience
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  • Yes, it's a beautiful thing.
  • 00:42:51.150 --> 00:42:54.150
  • I still got a few women in my
  • 00:42:54.150 --> 00:42:55.200
  • church who wear that Sunday hat.
  • 00:42:55.260 --> 00:42:58.260
  • Does anybody know what
  • 00:42:58.260 --> 00:42:59.200
  • I'm talking about?
  • 00:43:00.210 --> 00:43:03.210
  • My grandmother, for example,
  • 00:43:03.210 --> 00:43:05.160
  • she sits down the row from me.
  • 00:43:05.160 --> 00:43:06.290
  • She's got her skirt on, but she
  • 00:43:06.290 --> 00:43:08.020
  • always has that little scarf.
  • 00:43:08.020 --> 00:43:09.170
  • You know, the scarf with the
  • 00:43:09.170 --> 00:43:10.070
  • lace around the sides that's
  • 00:43:10.070 --> 00:43:11.180
  • supposed to be over your knees
  • 00:43:11.180 --> 00:43:13.170
  • in church.
  • 00:43:13.170 --> 00:43:15.010
  • She has on a hat, and
  • 00:43:15.010 --> 00:43:16.120
  • the hat matches the scarf,
  • 00:43:16.120 --> 00:43:17.140
  • the scarf matches the shoes,
  • 00:43:17.140 --> 00:43:18.130
  • the shoes match the purse.
  • 00:43:19.040 --> 00:43:22.040
  • And I go to the kind of church
  • 00:43:22.040 --> 00:43:23.130
  • that when the pastor
  • 00:43:23.130 --> 00:43:24.120
  • is preaching, I mean,
  • 00:43:24.120 --> 00:43:25.070
  • they talk back to you.
  • 00:43:25.070 --> 00:43:26.140
  • And if it gets real good to 'em,
  • 00:43:26.140 --> 00:43:27.140
  • they might throw something
  • 00:43:27.140 --> 00:43:28.090
  • at you.
  • 00:43:28.090 --> 00:43:31.010
  • A handkerchief, a baby, anything
  • 00:43:31.010 --> 00:43:32.210
  • might come flying at the stage.
  • 00:43:34.180 --> 00:43:37.180
  • And there is one woman, I always
  • 00:43:37.180 --> 00:43:38.210
  • know when she's in church
  • 00:43:38.210 --> 00:43:40.000
  • because she's always saying,
  • 00:43:40.000 --> 00:43:41.070
  • "Mmm-hmm!
  • 00:43:41.070 --> 00:43:43.030
  • Yes!
  • 00:43:43.030 --> 00:43:44.090
  • Amen!
  • 00:43:44.090 --> 00:43:44.270
  • Preach it!"
  • 00:43:44.270 --> 00:43:47.050
  • I always know when she's there.
  • 00:43:47.050 --> 00:43:48.140
  • I love her.
  • 00:43:48.140 --> 00:43:49.190
  • She's, like, kind of the mama
  • 00:43:49.190 --> 00:43:50.180
  • of the church.
  • 00:43:50.180 --> 00:43:51.130
  • She's been there since I was
  • 00:43:51.130 --> 00:43:52.040
  • a teenager.
  • 00:43:52.040 --> 00:43:52.270
  • I love just hearing her.
  • 00:43:52.270 --> 00:43:54.010
  • She sits in the middle.
  • 00:43:54.010 --> 00:43:55.020
  • I love hearing her there.
  • 00:43:55.020 --> 00:43:56.210
  • I love it.
  • 00:43:56.210 --> 00:43:57.160
  • She's always been a worshiper,
  • 00:43:57.160 --> 00:43:58.230
  • an over-worshiper.
  • 00:43:58.230 --> 00:44:00.180
  • She always just shouts out
  • 00:44:00.180 --> 00:44:01.270
  • whatever the Lord is putting
  • 00:44:01.270 --> 00:44:03.010
  • on her heart.
  • 00:44:03.010 --> 00:44:03.220
  • I love it.
  • 00:44:03.220 --> 00:44:06.200
  • A couple years ago, her daughter
  • 00:44:06.200 --> 00:44:09.180
  • that I grew up with
  • 00:44:09.180 --> 00:44:10.210
  • in youth group, she went home
  • 00:44:10.210 --> 00:44:12.030
  • to be with the Lord.
  • 00:44:12.030 --> 00:44:13.080
  • Her young daughter,
  • 00:44:13.080 --> 00:44:13.280
  • 32 years old.
  • 00:44:13.280 --> 00:44:16.130
  • A disease took her life, and I
  • 00:44:16.130 --> 00:44:17.260
  • remember being at the funeral,
  • 00:44:17.260 --> 00:44:19.000
  • sitting with some other girls
  • 00:44:19.000 --> 00:44:20.000
  • who I grew up with
  • 00:44:20.000 --> 00:44:21.000
  • in the youth program.
  • 00:44:21.000 --> 00:44:22.070
  • We all sat together and we sat
  • 00:44:22.070 --> 00:44:25.020
  • behind--Mimi is the young lady
  • 00:44:25.020 --> 00:44:27.250
  • who died.
  • 00:44:27.250 --> 00:44:28.150
  • Mimi's mom sat
  • 00:44:28.150 --> 00:44:30.110
  • right in front of us.
  • 00:44:30.110 --> 00:44:31.140
  • And we were, of course, there
  • 00:44:31.140 --> 00:44:33.030
  • to celebrate the life of her
  • 00:44:33.030 --> 00:44:34.120
  • daughter, but also to just be
  • 00:44:34.120 --> 00:44:35.110
  • a support to her to console her.
  • 00:44:36.140 --> 00:44:39.140
  • And I will never forget, as we
  • 00:44:39.140 --> 00:44:41.160
  • sat on that second row in
  • 00:44:41.160 --> 00:44:42.210
  • the funeral that day, when there
  • 00:44:43.040 --> 00:44:46.040
  • was a lull in the service--
  • 00:44:46.040 --> 00:44:48.040
  • I think they were switching.
  • 00:44:48.040 --> 00:44:49.040
  • People were coming to
  • 00:44:49.040 --> 00:44:49.250
  • the microphone and they were
  • 00:44:49.250 --> 00:44:50.200
  • switching people at
  • 00:44:50.200 --> 00:44:52.230
  • the microphone, so there was
  • 00:44:52.230 --> 00:44:53.270
  • just a quiet moment.
  • 00:44:53.270 --> 00:44:55.160
  • I will never forget when Mimi's
  • 00:44:55.160 --> 00:44:57.000
  • mother, the hat-wearing woman
  • 00:44:57.000 --> 00:44:59.170
  • from the middle section of
  • 00:44:59.170 --> 00:45:00.280
  • the church that is always
  • 00:45:00.280 --> 00:45:02.000
  • praising God I will never forget
  • 00:45:02.000 --> 00:45:03.180
  • when she stood to her feet, and
  • 00:45:03.180 --> 00:45:05.170
  • in between the section of carpet
  • 00:45:05.170 --> 00:45:07.290
  • that was between that casket and
  • 00:45:07.290 --> 00:45:09.160
  • the front pew in the church, she
  • 00:45:09.160 --> 00:45:12.140
  • used that entire section to give
  • 00:45:12.140 --> 00:45:14.270
  • the Lord the same praise she had
  • 00:45:14.270 --> 00:45:16.270
  • been giving him every other
  • 00:45:16.270 --> 00:45:18.080
  • Sunday of her life.
  • 00:45:18.080 --> 00:45:20.000
  • She walked up and down that
  • 00:45:20.000 --> 00:45:21.070
  • front section of the church
  • 00:45:21.070 --> 00:45:22.100
  • in front of the casket of her
  • 00:45:22.100 --> 00:45:23.280
  • firstborn child, with her hands
  • 00:45:23.280 --> 00:45:25.230
  • outstretched to God, and said,
  • 00:45:25.230 --> 00:45:27.200
  • "Lord, I worship you
  • 00:45:27.200 --> 00:45:29.170
  • and I praise you, even in
  • 00:45:29.170 --> 00:45:30.290
  • the midst of this devastation.
  • 00:45:30.290 --> 00:45:32.260
  • God, I thank you for
  • 00:45:32.260 --> 00:45:33.220
  • this baby girl.
  • 00:45:33.220 --> 00:45:34.190
  • I thank you
  • 00:45:34.190 --> 00:45:35.150
  • that she knew you as Savior.
  • 00:45:35.150 --> 00:45:36.250
  • I thank you that she's
  • 00:45:36.250 --> 00:45:37.170
  • in eternity with you.
  • 00:45:37.170 --> 00:45:38.220
  • I thank you that I'm gonna
  • 00:45:38.220 --> 00:45:39.290
  • see her again.
  • 00:45:39.290 --> 00:45:41.010
  • Lord, I thank you that, even in
  • 00:45:41.010 --> 00:45:42.120
  • spite of this, you are who you
  • 00:45:42.120 --> 00:45:43.290
  • say you are and you will do
  • 00:45:43.290 --> 00:45:45.110
  • what you say you will do.
  • 00:45:45.110 --> 00:45:47.120
  • I thank you that you are good,
  • 00:45:47.120 --> 00:45:48.270
  • and you are kind, and you are
  • 00:45:48.270 --> 00:45:50.040
  • holy, and you are powerful.
  • 00:45:50.140 --> 00:45:53.140
  • I thank you, Lord."
  • 00:45:53.140 --> 00:45:54.130
  • And I watched this mama,
  • 00:45:54.130 --> 00:45:55.230
  • whose heart obviously
  • 00:45:55.230 --> 00:45:57.090
  • had to be broken, I watched her
  • 00:45:57.090 --> 00:45:58.260
  • still celebrate God.
  • 00:45:58.260 --> 00:46:01.070
  • What kind of hope does a woman
  • 00:46:01.070 --> 00:46:03.210
  • have to have in the face of
  • 00:46:03.210 --> 00:46:04.250
  • a hopeless situation?
  • 00:46:04.250 --> 00:46:06.050
  • What kind of an anchor is
  • 00:46:06.050 --> 00:46:07.180
  • holding her steady in the midst
  • 00:46:07.180 --> 00:46:09.060
  • of such a joyless difficulty?
  • 00:46:09.060 --> 00:46:11.030
  • What kind of faith
  • 00:46:11.030 --> 00:46:12.170
  • must she have?
  • 00:46:12.170 --> 00:46:13.160
  • I'll tell you.
  • 00:46:13.160 --> 00:46:14.070
  • This is a woman who has had
  • 00:46:14.070 --> 00:46:16.040
  • an encounter with Jesus Christ.
  • 00:46:16.040 --> 00:46:18.110
  • Her faith is not
  • 00:46:18.110 --> 00:46:19.180
  • based on religion.
  • 00:46:19.180 --> 00:46:20.130
  • Her faith is based on the fact
  • 00:46:20.130 --> 00:46:21.180
  • that she has seen him
  • 00:46:21.180 --> 00:46:23.000
  • with her own eyes.
  • 00:46:23.000 --> 00:46:24.040
  • She has heard his voice with her
  • 00:46:24.040 --> 00:46:25.140
  • own spiritual ears, so that
  • 00:46:25.140 --> 00:46:27.080
  • no matter what happens,
  • 00:46:27.080 --> 00:46:29.010
  • nothing can shake her faith.
  • 00:46:31.280 --> 00:46:34.280
  • Amen.
  • 00:46:37.280 --> 00:46:40.280
  • It's peace
  • 00:46:40.280 --> 00:46:42.140
  • in the midst of the storm.
  • 00:46:42.280 --> 00:46:45.280
  • And guess what?
  • 00:46:45.280 --> 00:46:47.030
  • It's available for you and me.
  • 00:46:47.170 --> 00:46:50.170
  • So, I wonder if there's anybody
  • 00:46:50.170 --> 00:46:52.010
  • in the room who's in the midst
  • 00:46:53.050 --> 00:46:56.050
  • of the storm.
  • 00:46:56.050 --> 00:46:57.250
  • And you gotta be honest, you
  • 00:46:57.250 --> 00:46:59.160
  • are just riding with the waves.
  • 00:46:59.160 --> 00:47:01.150
  • There's no steadiness.
  • 00:47:01.150 --> 00:47:02.170
  • There's no surety.
  • 00:47:02.170 --> 00:47:03.230
  • You don't have the confidence
  • 00:47:03.230 --> 00:47:04.270
  • that you know only an encounter
  • 00:47:04.270 --> 00:47:06.120
  • with Jesus Christ can give.
  • 00:47:06.120 --> 00:47:08.160
  • I just wonder if there's anybody
  • 00:47:08.160 --> 00:47:09.290
  • in this room.
  • 00:47:09.290 --> 00:47:11.110
  • And what you need is for
  • 00:47:11.110 --> 00:47:14.030
  • the Holy Spirit to shower upon
  • 00:47:14.030 --> 00:47:15.230
  • you such a holy confidence that
  • 00:47:15.230 --> 00:47:16.210
  • no matter what you're going back
  • 00:47:16.210 --> 00:47:19.010
  • home to, you recognize the fact
  • 00:47:19.010 --> 00:47:20.220
  • that he is the anchor in the
  • 00:47:20.220 --> 00:47:22.150
  • midst of all of that chaos, that
  • 00:47:22.150 --> 00:47:24.110
  • there is a Holy Spirit-inspired
  • 00:47:24.110 --> 00:47:26.230
  • courage and confidence that
  • 00:47:26.230 --> 00:47:28.180
  • keeps you standing up with your
  • 00:47:28.180 --> 00:47:30.130
  • eyes pointed to the sky.
  • 00:47:30.130 --> 00:47:33.110
  • Listen, if you have never placed
  • 00:47:33.290 --> 00:47:36.290
  • faith in Jesus Christ, if you
  • 00:47:36.290 --> 00:47:39.210
  • have never made a decision to
  • 00:47:39.210 --> 00:47:41.260
  • serve him, if you have never
  • 00:47:41.280 --> 00:47:44.280
  • made a decision to accept his
  • 00:47:44.280 --> 00:47:47.030
  • bloodshed on Calvary for
  • 00:47:47.030 --> 00:47:49.110
  • the remission of your sins,
  • 00:47:49.110 --> 00:47:51.060
  • then I promise you there is
  • 00:47:51.060 --> 00:47:52.190
  • no way that you can have peace,
  • 00:47:52.190 --> 00:47:54.290
  • not a peace that will last.
  • 00:47:54.290 --> 00:47:57.030
  • You might find little bouts of
  • 00:47:57.030 --> 00:47:58.190
  • happiness, but I'm talking about
  • 00:47:58.190 --> 00:47:59.290
  • a rooted rest, and ease,
  • 00:48:00.240 --> 00:48:03.240
  • and peace in the midst of
  • 00:48:03.240 --> 00:48:05.130
  • life's difficulties.
  • 00:48:05.130 --> 00:48:06.280
  • That you cannot find apart
  • 00:48:06.280 --> 00:48:08.190
  • from a relationship
  • 00:48:08.190 --> 00:48:09.170
  • with Jesus Christ.
  • 00:48:09.170 --> 00:48:11.110
  • And the reason why is because
  • 00:48:11.110 --> 00:48:12.280
  • when you accept Christ as
  • 00:48:12.280 --> 00:48:14.060
  • Savior, the Holy Spirit of God
  • 00:48:14.060 --> 00:48:16.130
  • comes to live on
  • 00:48:16.130 --> 00:48:17.200
  • the inside of you.
  • 00:48:17.200 --> 00:48:18.210
  • Jesus said,
  • 00:48:18.210 --> 00:48:20.090
  • "My peace I leave with you."
  • 00:48:20.090 --> 00:48:23.020
  • That was the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:48:23.020 --> 00:48:24.220
  • "The Holy Spirit I will invest
  • 00:48:24.220 --> 00:48:26.190
  • and gift into your life."
  • 00:48:26.190 --> 00:48:28.110
  • And when the Holy Spirit lives
  • 00:48:28.110 --> 00:48:30.180
  • in you, there is an anchor that
  • 00:48:30.180 --> 00:48:32.030
  • holds you stead when nothing
  • 00:48:32.030 --> 00:48:33.160
  • else in your life is steady.
  • 00:48:33.160 --> 00:48:36.090
  • So tonight, if you have not
  • 00:48:36.090 --> 00:48:38.260
  • placed faith in Jesus Christ but
  • 00:48:38.260 --> 00:48:41.120
  • you need the peace that passes
  • 00:48:41.120 --> 00:48:43.080
  • all understanding, and so you
  • 00:48:43.080 --> 00:48:44.190
  • want to invite him to be your
  • 00:48:45.020 --> 00:48:48.020
  • Savior, I wonder if you might
  • 00:48:48.020 --> 00:48:50.030
  • raise your hand wherever
  • 00:48:50.030 --> 00:48:51.090
  • you are.
  • 00:48:52.010 --> 00:48:55.010
  • And in the quietness of
  • 00:48:55.010 --> 00:48:57.050
  • this moment, I wonder if there
  • 00:48:57.050 --> 00:48:58.120
  • are any of you who are already
  • 00:48:58.120 --> 00:48:59.170
  • walking with him, but you know
  • 00:48:59.170 --> 00:49:00.280
  • you need to invite him into
  • 00:49:00.280 --> 00:49:03.200
  • the deep recesses
  • 00:49:03.200 --> 00:49:04.210
  • of your reality,
  • 00:49:04.210 --> 00:49:05.270
  • like these two guys had to.
  • 00:49:05.270 --> 00:49:07.120
  • They had to invite him to
  • 00:49:07.120 --> 00:49:08.250
  • come in and stay awhile.
  • 00:49:08.250 --> 00:49:11.070
  • And you know that you have
  • 00:49:11.070 --> 00:49:13.000
  • kept him on the outside of some
  • 00:49:13.000 --> 00:49:14.150
  • of your circumstances,
  • 00:49:14.150 --> 00:49:15.200
  • but you need to invite him in.
  • 00:49:15.200 --> 00:49:18.020
  • I wonder if you might raise
  • 00:49:18.020 --> 00:49:20.000
  • your hand.
  • 00:49:20.000 --> 00:49:21.210
  • Yes.
  • 00:49:21.210 --> 00:49:24.130
  • I wanna pay for both groups
  • 00:49:24.130 --> 00:49:25.190
  • of you.
  • 00:49:25.190 --> 00:49:26.140
  • Lord Jesus, thank you so much
  • 00:49:26.140 --> 00:49:27.130
  • for every single woman
  • 00:49:27.130 --> 00:49:28.230
  • who is raising her hand.
  • 00:49:28.230 --> 00:49:29.180
  • Keep your hand up regardless
  • 00:49:29.180 --> 00:49:30.130
  • of what group you're in.
  • 00:49:30.130 --> 00:49:31.220
  • Lord, I thank you for each
  • 00:49:31.220 --> 00:49:33.050
  • of these ladies that has raised
  • 00:49:33.050 --> 00:49:34.110
  • her hand, Lord.
  • 00:49:34.110 --> 00:49:35.110
  • I pray for those first who are
  • 00:49:35.110 --> 00:49:36.190
  • you as Savior and I pray right
  • 00:49:39.000 --> 00:49:40.080
  • now in the name of Jesus, Lord,
  • 00:49:40.080 --> 00:49:42.110
  • that you would reveal yourself
  • 00:49:42.110 --> 00:49:43.250
  • to them in such a real, tangible
  • 00:49:43.250 --> 00:49:45.220
  • way that they will no longer be
  • 00:49:45.220 --> 00:49:47.210
  • able to refuse you.
  • 00:49:47.210 --> 00:49:48.270
  • I thank you that you are
  • 00:49:48.270 --> 00:49:50.010
  • the hound of heaven
  • 00:49:50.010 --> 00:49:51.200
  • that comes looking for us,
  • 00:49:51.200 --> 00:49:53.110
  • Thank you that you have tracked
  • 00:49:55.120 --> 00:49:56.210
  • these women down tonight.
  • 00:49:56.210 --> 00:49:58.170
  • And so, I pray that, Lord, you
  • 00:49:58.170 --> 00:50:00.180
  • will take up residence in them
  • 00:50:00.180 --> 00:50:03.170
  • by the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:50:03.170 --> 00:50:04.220
  • Can we all say these words
  • 00:50:04.220 --> 00:50:05.210
  • together?
  • 00:50:05.210 --> 00:50:06.130
  • Lord Jesus, I accept you
  • 00:50:06.130 --> 00:50:08.270
  • as my Savior.
  • 00:50:08.270 --> 00:50:11.030
  • Take up residence in me in
  • 00:50:11.030 --> 00:50:13.180
  • the person of the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:50:13.180 --> 00:50:16.120
  • In Jesus' name.
  • 00:50:16.120 --> 00:50:19.020
  • And then, God, I do lift up to
  • 00:50:19.020 --> 00:50:20.280
  • you every single person who also
  • 00:50:20.280 --> 00:50:22.130
  • has their hand raised because
  • 00:50:22.130 --> 00:50:23.180
  • they just need you to come into
  • 00:50:23.180 --> 00:50:25.000
  • the details of their life.
  • 00:50:25.000 --> 00:50:27.060
  • They wanna go home with you,
  • 00:50:27.060 --> 00:50:28.180
  • Lord, and encounter you,
  • 00:50:28.180 --> 00:50:29.210
  • and experience you outside
  • 00:50:29.210 --> 00:50:31.090
  • of this building.
  • 00:50:31.090 --> 00:50:32.160
  • And so, God, I am praying in the
  • 00:50:32.160 --> 00:50:34.000
  • name of Jesus, Lord, that you
  • 00:50:34.000 --> 00:50:35.210
  • would cause them to experience
  • 00:50:35.210 --> 00:50:37.130
  • you in the regular realities of
  • 00:50:37.130 --> 00:50:39.000
  • their life.
  • 00:50:39.000 --> 00:50:39.290
  • After they leave this room,
  • 00:50:39.290 --> 00:50:41.150
  • Lord, would you invade their
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  • circumstances, God?
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  • Would you show up in their
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  • marriages, show up in their
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  • health, show up in their
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  • parenting, show up in their
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  • singleness, on their jobs,
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  • in their ministries?
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  • Lord, would you so show up that
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  • they would be able to point
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  • all attention to you as the
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  • One who is transforming their
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  • lives from the inside out?
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  • God, we pray that any assignment
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  • there might be that the enemy
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  • may have against these women,
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  • any of us, Lord, and
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  • our families, our ministries,
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  • our jobs, Lord, I pray that
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  • in the name of Jesus those
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  • assignments would be canceled
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  • by his bloodshed on Calvary,
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  • Lord, so that
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  • we might flourish under
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  • the umbrella of your love,
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  • your favor, your protection,
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  • and your power.
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  • In Jesus' name, all God's women
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