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November 24, 2019
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  • Ed Young: The church should be
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  • the most creative Institute in the world.
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  • The church is where it happens!
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  • The church is where we find purpose, and meaning, and power!
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  • The church is the living, breathing body of Christ!
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  • Wisdom, though, is seeing life through the perspective of God.
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  • You've never locked eyes with someone
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  • that Jesus did not die for.
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  • Ed Young: Welcome to my home.
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  • This is where I spend a lot of time studying as I prepare for
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  • different messages that you watch each and every week.
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  • Thank you also for allowing me to come into your home,
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  • through the miracle of technology and television.
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  • Sit back and relax and watch this because I truly believe
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  • the next several moments can change the course of your life.
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  • Ed: I tell you, being in this car brings back memories of
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  • a boating trip I took years ago.
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  • I was with a good friend of mine, and we were launching
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  • a boat, like this one, in a beautiful, beautiful lake.
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  • This lake had the coffee black water, the lily pads, the moss.
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  • We've seen some crazy creatures on the banks.
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  • We'd seen the water moccasins, the nutria.
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  • We'd seen the big alligator snapping turtles and just kind
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  • of a swampy lake.
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  • We launched the boat, and we're motoring
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  • across this body of water...
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  • You know how you do when you are in a boat, you can look around.
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  • Yeah, okay.
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  • All of a sudden...
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  • we hit something.
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  • Now, that's a common occurrence, especially in kind of a swampy
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  • lake to hit something.
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  • And I thought myself would, we'll just keep going,
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  • but everything stopped.
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  • So, we rocked the boat back and forth, nothing happened.
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  • We paddled, nothing happened.
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  • Cranked the motor up, nothing happened.
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  • I'm like, man, we're stuck, something is up.
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  • So, I decided to do something, and I acted like it was
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  • no big deal but in my mind I was thinking, ooh.
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  • I curled my toes over the transom of the boat, dove into
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  • the coffee black water, and I swam up underneath the whole of
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  • the boat feeling around for what was messing with us.
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  • I was trying to feel around and find that object or something
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  • that was keeping us stuck.
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  • And I touched it and you think, is it a snake?
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  • Is it, I don't know, an alligator?
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  • No, no, no, wow.
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  • It's a massive stump.
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  • This stump had literally impaled our boat.
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  • We were like a floating Shish kebab.
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  • It had penetrated the fiberglass into the styrofoam so the more
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  • we rock the boat, the more we tried to get off of this, we
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  • were boring a giant hole in the hull of our boat and had we
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  • continue doing what we did, we would have sunk.
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  • But we were stuck out in the middle of this beautiful lake
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  • because of an underwater hindrance, this stump.
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  • Maybe, just maybe I just described your life.
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  • Maybe just maybe, I mean, you don't look like it,
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  • but maybe you're stuck.
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  • Maybe you want to move along and you know you should function in
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  • a different way, but because of your dysfunction, and the reason
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  • we all have dysfunction is because we dissed God's function
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  • for our lives.
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  • Because of our dysfunction, because of your dysfunction to
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  • personalize it, you're stuck.
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  • You can't move.
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  • What is that character stump?
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  • What is that, that thing in your life?
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  • Are you man enough?
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  • Are you woman enough to curl your toes over the transom of
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  • the boat to dive down deep in the murky, black,
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  • critter-infested water and feel that stump, to name that stump?
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  • I know it's weird, I know it's kind of freaky, but I want to
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  • challenge you to do something.
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  • In this series, we looked at each other in the first week
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  • and said, "Hey, I can't change."
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  • In the second week, we noticed that, yeah, we can't change,
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  • but God can change.
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  • And then we said to ourselves, "Lord, I want to submit my will
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  • and my purpose to you."
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  • We called it the wheelbarrow step, or the will, W-I-L-L,
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  • God's will barrow because God's will for your life and mine is
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  • amazing.
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  • God wants us to function to his purpose, to do his will.
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  • You remember when Jesus taught us how to pray?
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  • Jesus said, "Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
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  • thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth, as it is in
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  • heaven."
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  • It is what it is, right?
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  • God's will is perfect in heaven.
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  • And those of us who say, "I can't change.
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  • God, you can change me.
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  • I want to submit my life and my will to you, God."
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  • Well, what's going on in heaven can happen on earth,
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  • not perfectly, but it can happen.
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  • Are you in God's will?
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  • Are you in God's purpose?
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  • To understand all of this, to understand the luggage rack and
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  • the baggage that we carry, you need to go to
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  • fellowshipchurch.com and look at the other messages to really
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  • understand the context of what I'm talking about.
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  • But let's go back to the boat.
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  • Are you ready to look at some character stumps that have you
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  • stuck?
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  • The Bible says in John chapter 7, verse 24 it says, let's read
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  • it together.
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  • "Look beneath the surface so you can judge correctly."
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  • Well, what's the first characteristic stump that all of
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  • us deal with?
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  • As we dive deep, as we go under the water, as we feel around,
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  • the first one is pride.
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  • Pride, the precursor, the forerunner of all sin, pride.
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  • I can recognize pride in you, but I have a hard time
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  • recognizing it in myself.
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  • "Oh, I can see it on social media, but I can't see it on my
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  • posts.
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  • Oh, that's a humble brag.
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  • I can't believe she would put that or he would post that.
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  • Man, they're, they have a pride problem.
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  • So, in this series, I want us to have more thumbs than fingers.
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  • At Fellowship Church, that's what I love about Fellowship.
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  • We're not a finger-pointing church, it's more about the
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  • thumb.
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  • It's like Lisa and I lived in a neighborhood years ago, and the
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  • houses in the neighborhood were nice, you know?
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  • They were cool, but there was one house that was totally
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  • junked out, full of crap.
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  • And I called the people, although I never met them,
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  • Jim and Jill Junkster.
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  • They had jibbily junk everywhere.
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  • You know what I'm saying to you?
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  • Those people that just had too much going on.
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  • I wanted to go over there and say, "Have you ever just looked
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  • around?
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  • Have you ever just noticed how junky your house is?
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  • It looks like, it's like a fleet market in Canton, Texas, man.
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  • It looks bad.
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  • Clean your act up."
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  • But see, I'd be an idiot to do that.
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  • I have to take care of my own yard, my own house,
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  • my own situation.
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  • So, I know it's tempting to think about your husband, or
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  • your father, or your ex, or your boss, or your co-worker, or your
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  • teammate, or your teacher, but think about yourself.
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  • Lamentations chapter 3, verse 40, "Let us examine our ways,"
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  • the Bible implores us to do so, "and test them, and let us
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  • return to the Lord."
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  • The ride of pride.
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  • See, pride comes before all sin.
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  • I can't lust until, first of all, I'm prideful.
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  • I say, "You know what?
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  • My sexual function is my deal.
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  • It's not yours, God's, so I lust and I have a God-given desire
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  • that goes haywire."
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  • The Bible says about pride something very, very real.
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  • It says in Proverbs 16, verse 18, "Pride goes before
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  • destruction.
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  • A haughty spirit goes before a fall."
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  • Could it be that you have a pride situation where there's
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  • another one?
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  • And then this message is tough, I'm telling you.
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  • The first three steps, okay, I can deal with that.
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  • But when it talks about doing a sin-ventory, that's step four,
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  • really getting into that deep and dark and dirty water and
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  • finding the character stump of pride.
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  • Or maybe the second one envy, envy.
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  • I wrote a book years ago, and the title is "Fatal
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  • Distractions," and one of the chapters I wrote about was this
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  • sin called envy, envy.
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  • You know, you hear someone who is green with envy.
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  • We look at people with that envious eye.
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  • we're envious, you know, over someone else's spouse,
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  • or portfolio, or house, or influence, or their gifts.
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  • We're gonna find out that envy and greed are twins, ugly twins.
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  • U-G-L-Y, you ain't got no alibi, ugly twins.
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  • I mean, greed is a sin, but envy is on the HNL, a whole 'nother
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  • level. I'm gonna bring back that.
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  • I haven't said it for a long time but, you know, with the
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  • whole millennial crowd, what's old is new.
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  • What's old school is new school.
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  • Let's say it again, whole 'nother level.
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  • Envy, envy, envy.
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  • I think about the Bible, I think about Saul, remember when Saul
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  • saw David? David had just defeated Goliath.
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  • He was blowing up on social media, trending on social media,
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  • all these clicks, all these likes, all these followers.
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  • And Saul looked at him and the Bible says he looked at David
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  • with that eye of envy.
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  • Envy is I want what you have.
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  • And when I'm envious, I'm always comparing myself with others.
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  • So, when I'm envious, this is just me, usually, I feel
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  • discouraged.
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  • Sometimes I'm discouraged when I'm envious.
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  • I'm like, man, they're better than me.
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  • They're just better.
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  • Well, man, feel bad.
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  • I'm that talented, I'm a no count.
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  • Or I compare myself with others and I say, Man, I'm better than
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  • them.
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  • Oh, I'm a lot better than her.
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  • Oh, I'm bet--yes, I'm better than that.
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  • Envy takes us to dark places.
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  • Could you be dealing with this pride?
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  • Maybe you're dealing with this desire to hear the words you
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  • never heard growing up, "You're great at that.
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  • You're good at doing that. I love you."
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  • Maybe pride is that character stump.
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  • Maybe it's envy.
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  • Maybe you grew up in a very competitive family of origin,
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  • and you think, "I've gotta always belittle someone, because
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  • when I belittle someone, I feel better about myself."
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  • Maybe you dress to belittle others.
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  • Maybe you talk to belittle others, and it's a sinister way
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  • of being envious.
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  • And then I think about another character stump, there's another
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  • one.
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  • I mean, I know it's negative, but it's gonna get positive, I
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  • promise you.
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  • Anger, anger is another one, anger.
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  • Maybe anger is driving you, anger, anger.
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  • Everybody is outraged these days, have you noticed that?
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  • Everybody's outraged. Everybody's angry.
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  • I was reading this past week online of all the different
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  • groups that are angry, and I promise you, there's the outrage
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  • of the Knitting Association. You think I'm kidding.
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  • There's the outrage of coaches, the outrage of teachers, of
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  • course, the outrage of lawyers, and preachers, and everybody's
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  • just outraged. Everybody's angry, you know?
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  • And we even have groups that are outraged about all the outrage
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  • that's going on.
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  • It's like our culture's cutting its teeth now on being outraged.
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  • Anger is an easy emotion.
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  • I'm just, I just get angry easy.
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  • It's just easy.
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  • It's a secondary emotion, did you know that?
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  • It's not the primary emotion.
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  • Go back to Saul, I mentioned him earlier.
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  • Saul, instead of feeling insecure, instead of absorbing
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  • that, "Wow, you know, I'm gonna run in my own lane and be my own
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  • guy," what did Saul do?
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  • Saul jumped to anger.
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  • Saul tried to kill David over anger.
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  • Anger, it's an easy emotion.
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  • What do we do with anger?
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  • Maybe you grew up in a family and maybe you have learned how
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  • to do anger like your family of origin.
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  • Some people suppress anger.
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  • We Tupperware anger, we put it away, and put it in the fridge,
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  • and it's there for four or five months, maybe four or five
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  • years.
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  • Then one day we open it--where did that come from?
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  • Or some of us just expressed it.
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  • Yeah, we handle it gunslinger style...
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  • who knows that song?
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  • Oh, that's for the 45 and over crowd.
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  • Yeah, if you don't know that, I'm telling you, you talk about
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  • some great movies, those spaghetti westerns with
  • 00:15:27.170 --> 00:15:30.190
  • Clint Eastwood, I love those things.
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  • You can kind of see the sweat, hear the flies--I love those,
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  • the cigar.
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  • You can just--man, we just don't make movies like that anymore.
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  • Anyway, I was thinking about those movies.
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  • But some of us handle anger that way.
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  • We just rage on people, rage on our spouse, rage on our kids,
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  • rage at work.
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  • We just love rage.
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  • It's the age of rage, the mood is rude.
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  • I'll just get angry.
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  • Ed: February 19 through the 20,
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  • our Creative Church Conference is happening again.
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  • Have you seen the speaking list?
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  • Louis Giglio: God isn't just interested in getting you to do
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  • something, he wants you to understand that he sees you
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  • just like you are.
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  • Randy Bezet: Get your eyes off the hazards in your life,
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  • get your eyes on Jesus.
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  • Ed: The gates of hell will not prevail against the church.
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  • Phil Dooley: There are people out there who are gonna try to
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  • take your hope from you, but you gotta hold on to it.
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  • Ed: It will revolutionize your life.
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  • Make sure that you are here for C3.
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  • Ed: Now, the fourth character stump, well,
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  • let me put it this way.
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  • When I say this, don't shift nervously in your seat because
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  • we'll know that you deal with it.
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  • Lust, I told you, lust.
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  • As I said earlier, lust is a God-given desire that's gone
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  • haywire.
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  • We're sexual creatures.
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  • Sex is a good thing.
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  • It's a God thing.
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  • I've lectured about it, written about it.
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  • We have an attraction for the opposite sex, but what has
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  • happened is we've dissed God's function and we said,
  • 00:17:15.000 --> 00:17:18.090
  • "You know what?
  • 00:17:18.100 --> 00:17:19.090
  • I'm gonna function sexually my way."
  • 00:17:19.100 --> 00:17:21.120
  • And you have this whole craziness going on, this whole
  • 00:17:21.130 --> 00:17:25.140
  • thing with porn, this whole thing with #metoo from
  • 00:17:25.150 --> 00:17:31.020
  • Harvey Weinstein to Bill Cosby.
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  • You have premarital sex.
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  • You have homosexuality.
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  • You have adultery.
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  • You have premarital sex.
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  • You have people masturbating in front of computers by the
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  • millions, and millions, and millions for their sexual hit.
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  • And you've got lust and lust is messing a lot of people up.
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  • Could it be that it's messing you up?
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  • Could it be that lust is, is putting a hole in the hole of
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  • your life and you're sinking because of it?
  • 00:18:06.130 --> 00:18:09.010
  • How do you deal with lust?
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  • Are you dropping those comments to find the lust quotient in
  • 00:18:14.090 --> 00:18:20.030
  • other people?
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  • Do you find yourself in this situation where you're
  • 00:18:21.120 --> 00:18:26.210
  • functioning your way and you're not functioning God's way?
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  • I'm here to tell you that you do sex God's way, and great things
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  • will happen.
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  • But if you don't, I mean read the secular stats on this stuff,
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  • friends.
  • 00:18:43.100 --> 00:18:45.010
  • It's dark, and deep, and dirty, and nasty.
  • 00:18:45.020 --> 00:18:48.250
  • So, no wonder half of the marriages are ending in divorce.
  • 00:18:48.260 --> 00:18:54.020
  • No wonder the mayhem due to divorce, and abuse, and
  • 00:18:54.030 --> 00:19:00.150
  • addiction. What's gluttony?
  • 00:19:00.160 --> 00:19:05.070
  • The word "gluttony" comes from the Latin term "to gulp."
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  • Too much food or drink, or I would say,
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  • not enough food or drink. How do you spell relief?
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  • Give me some nachos and cheese.
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  • Can I have another milkshake?
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  • We're like a bunch of blue sharks in a feeding frenzy.
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  • Gluttony, an obsession with food, too much food or too
  • 00:19:28.020 --> 00:19:33.070
  • little food.
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  • We have a whole culture now that worships food.
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  • "Oh, you gotta clean, man.
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  • Eat clean, clean, gluten free, organic, vegan,
  • 00:19:37.260 --> 00:19:42.190
  • Forks Over Knives," and we bow down at the altar of food.
  • 00:19:42.200 --> 00:19:49.050
  • And we worship physiques and worship all of that we say,
  • 00:19:49.060 --> 00:19:52.160
  • "Yeah, I'm eating clean, man.
  • 00:19:52.170 --> 00:19:53.270
  • And yeah, I know, at least I'm not addicted to porn or have an
  • 00:19:53.280 --> 00:19:58.140
  • anger problem."
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  • You're addicted to food.
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  • You're addicted to having an eight pack.
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  • You're addicted to working out.
  • 00:20:05.220 --> 00:20:08.080
  • You're addicted to yourself.
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  • You're a glutton.
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  • It's so easy.
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  • Slothfulness, what's a sloth?
  • 00:20:17.100 --> 00:20:22.030
  • It's a slow-moving, tree-dwelling creature,
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  • the sloth.
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  • I love this next verse--check it out--
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  • as the--what?
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  • Say it.
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  • There you go, as the doors--better than my sound
  • 00:20:43.020 --> 00:20:46.000
  • effect right there, and I'm not being envious.
  • 00:20:46.010 --> 00:20:48.180
  • "As the door turneth upon his hingeth-eth," I just thought I'd
  • 00:20:48.190 --> 00:20:56.100
  • kind of go with it, "so does the slothful upon his bedeth."
  • 00:20:56.110 --> 00:21:02.260
  • So, a lot of people deal with slothfulness.
  • 00:21:02.270 --> 00:21:09.210
  • I'm not talking about sloppiness.
  • 00:21:09.220 --> 00:21:12.060
  • Well, I guess you could say that but really it's sloppiness, like
  • 00:21:12.070 --> 00:21:16.150
  • the sloth always says, "Oh, yesterday, tomorrow.
  • 00:21:16.160 --> 00:21:19.100
  • Oh you must be talking about tomorrow or yesterday."
  • 00:21:19.110 --> 00:21:25.060
  • What about today?
  • 00:21:25.070 --> 00:21:26.020
  • "No, no, that's yesterday or tomorrow."
  • 00:21:26.030 --> 00:21:28.250
  • They just kind of skim over things.
  • 00:21:28.260 --> 00:21:31.250
  • They make decisions of comfort, soft commitments, you know I'm
  • 00:21:31.260 --> 00:21:37.140
  • saying to you?
  • 00:21:37.150 --> 00:21:38.130
  • They never really complete the task.
  • 00:21:38.140 --> 00:21:42.050
  • They have all these dreams and all these unfinished projects.
  • 00:21:42.060 --> 00:21:48.160
  • Could that, could that be stalling, you keeping you from
  • 00:21:48.170 --> 00:21:52.270
  • cruising?
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  • I left you hanging because I left myself and my friend out in
  • 00:21:54.090 --> 00:21:58.270
  • the middle of the lake.
  • 00:21:58.280 --> 00:22:00.070
  • You're going, What happened?
  • 00:22:00.080 --> 00:22:03.030
  • We were trapped. We were stuck.
  • 00:22:03.040 --> 00:22:05.170
  • I swam up under the boat, felt this giant stump, felt the hole
  • 00:22:05.180 --> 00:22:11.090
  • in our hull.
  • 00:22:11.100 --> 00:22:13.210
  • I told my friend I go, "Listen, you go to the opposite side of
  • 00:22:13.220 --> 00:22:15.270
  • the boat.
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  • I'm gonna dive to the bottom of this lake, and I'm gonna come up
  • 00:22:17.060 --> 00:22:21.270
  • as hard as I can and push this boat off the stump, and I think
  • 00:22:21.280 --> 00:22:26.130
  • it'll work." He was like, "Okay, bro."
  • 00:22:26.140 --> 00:22:30.250
  • I drove down, and when my feet hit the bottom, I mean I like
  • 00:22:30.260 --> 00:22:35.240
  • the outdoors but I'm like, what is down here?
  • 00:22:35.250 --> 00:22:39.050
  • You never know.
  • 00:22:39.060 --> 00:22:40.130
  • When you can't, see that freaks me out, man.
  • 00:22:40.140 --> 00:22:45.130
  • So, there's lily pads all up in my shoulders, little, you know,
  • 00:22:45.140 --> 00:22:51.180
  • leeches and stuff.
  • 00:22:51.190 --> 00:22:53.220
  • I'm like wham.
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  • So, I go up and push as hard as I could.
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  • The boat wasn't that big.
  • 00:22:58.010 --> 00:23:00.140
  • I mean, we're not talking about a giant boat.
  • 00:23:00.150 --> 00:23:02.120
  • But I was able to get it off of the stick up, crawl back in the
  • 00:23:02.130 --> 00:23:09.030
  • boat, and we...
  • 00:23:09.040 --> 00:23:15.100
  • cruised across the lake.
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  • I did several things, things that I am going to challenge you
  • 00:23:17.240 --> 00:23:22.110
  • to do.
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  • I got out of the boat and stopped the shenanigans of just
  • 00:23:23.170 --> 00:23:28.080
  • on the surface paddling and cranking the motor up, and
  • 00:23:28.090 --> 00:23:31.000
  • rocking the boat.
  • 00:23:31.010 --> 00:23:32.060
  • I got out of the boat, in the water, found the character
  • 00:23:32.070 --> 00:23:37.070
  • stump, then I told my friend about it.
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  • That's your homework.
  • 00:23:47.040 --> 00:23:49.150
  • Your homework is James chapter 5, verse 16.
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  • "Therefore," anytime you see "therefore" always ask, "What's
  • 00:23:53.010 --> 00:23:57.090
  • it there for, God?"
  • 00:23:57.100 --> 00:23:58.210
  • Okay, confess your sins to who?
  • 00:23:58.220 --> 00:24:03.030
  • We didn't say that with much conviction.
  • 00:24:03.040 --> 00:24:05.160
  • "I thought it was just God and I.
  • 00:24:05.170 --> 00:24:08.230
  • Come on, Ed.
  • 00:24:08.240 --> 00:24:10.260
  • You're--" That's the first thing.
  • 00:24:10.270 --> 00:24:14.080
  • That's the first thing.
  • 00:24:14.090 --> 00:24:15.130
  • But the second thing, the Bible says confess your sins to
  • 00:24:15.140 --> 00:24:18.180
  • someone with skin on, mmm, okay?
  • 00:24:18.190 --> 00:24:23.160
  • Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for, who?
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  • So that you may be healed.
  • 00:24:29.230 --> 00:24:31.040
  • The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
  • 00:24:31.050 --> 00:24:35.050
  • The prayer, the prayer, the prayer.
  • 00:24:35.060 --> 00:24:37.010
  • So, confess one of your deadly hangups.
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  • Which one is it?
  • 00:24:41.190 --> 00:24:42.160
  • Just write it down.
  • 00:24:42.170 --> 00:24:45.030
  • Now, somebody who is a mentor, somebody who is spiritually
  • 00:24:45.040 --> 00:24:49.080
  • mature, maybe in your small group, maybe a pastor, or maybe
  • 00:24:49.090 --> 00:24:52.130
  • a Christian counselor, here's what I do when I'm prideful.
  • 00:24:52.140 --> 00:24:56.140
  • When I'm prideful in this meeting I say, when I'm
  • 00:24:56.150 --> 00:24:59.280
  • prideful, just write it down, here's what I post.
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  • Whatever it is, say it.
  • 00:25:04.040 --> 00:25:06.000
  • When you're specific, you'll be prolific.
  • 00:25:06.010 --> 00:25:09.220
  • So often, we want deliverance from our own prayer requests.
  • 00:25:09.230 --> 00:25:14.000
  • Did you get that?
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  • Proverbs 28:13, "Whoever conceals their sins does not
  • 00:25:18.250 --> 00:25:22.130
  • prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them,
  • 00:25:22.140 --> 00:25:26.160
  • finds mercy."
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  • Stop your paddling.
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  • Stop cranking the motor.
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  • Dive overboard.
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  • Tell God about it and a friend about it,
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  • and you'll be free, free indeed.
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