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October 21, 2019
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In the Gap: Pastor Choco De Jesús

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  • Choco De Jesus: Boy, do I love kids,
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  • such energy, such creativity.
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  • I love to watch my kids when they play.
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  • You see, one of the greatest things in my life
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  • was becoming a dad.
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  • I remember holding my child for the very first time
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  • I'm amazed at God's grace.
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  • When you hold a baby in your hands, it always surprises me
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  • how small they are, how innocently they come
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  • into the world.
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  • Today, our society seems to have lost the innocence of a child.
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  • In the news headlines every day, we see the violence and
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  • the destruction of a culture who has lost their innocence
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  • and who needs God.
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  • You see, our world is fallen, full of selfishness and
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  • perversion, but it's always been like that since
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  • the beginning of time.
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  • When sin entered the world, so did all the chaos.
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  • With the chaos comes gaps that need to be filled.
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  • In the Bible, a man named Noah was considered by God to be
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  • the only person on the entire planet who was blameless.
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  • Everything around him was perverted, self-centered,
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  • violent, and negative, a lot like today.
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  • When a society experienced moral failure, God looks for a man or
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  • a woman to stand in that gap, someone who would have hope when
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  • everything seems hopeless, to have faith when the situation
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  • seems dark and dire, and to lead when almost no one will follow.
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  • God found Noah, Noah was standing in one of
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  • the biggest most dangerous gaps in all of history.
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  • Noah shows us that it is possible, listen, it is possible
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  • to be godly in the godless generation.
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  • We face gaps every day in our own lives, in our own families.
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  • And maybe it's a habitual sin that we can't seem to shake off,
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  • or maybe it's a financial crisis, a doctor's diagnose,
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  • or a career in shambles.
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  • Today, you're gap may be a marriage that has
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  • hit a rocky place.
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  • Maybe you have a child that has walked away from God.
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  • These problems, these gaps, seem to only get wider and wider as
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  • society continues to crumble.
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  • The gaps that a godless culture creates impacts individuals in
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  • the most intimate ways and when left to our own devices, mankind
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  • creates a world of destruction.
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  • But when God intervenes and his people obey, he will create
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  • an ark of salvation.
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  • God is looking for Noah's today.
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  • He's looking for his people to be a vessel through which
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  • he can offer salvation.
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  • God used Noah because he was faithful.
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  • He was obedient.
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  • He was willing to stand, that's right, in the gap.
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  • And that's how God works.
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  • Every day, y'all, every day, God is looking for someone who says,
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  • "I'm willing, Lord, send me, use me."
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  • And all we have to do is be willing and commit to be
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  • obedient, no matter the cost.
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  • In our story today, a woman named Chrissy and her husband
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  • Chris were called to be in the gap for just one little person.
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  • Chrissy: I'm so nervous. My hands are sweating.
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  • Our medical history just keeps running through my mind, I mean,
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  • they couldn't tell us anything?
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  • What if she's allergic to peanuts or dog hair?
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  • We'll have to get rid of Rocky.
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  • He sheds so bad in the wintertime.
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  • We can give him to your sister. She already has two dogs.
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  • Chris: I'm sure it's gonna be fine.
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  • Chrissy: But you put peanut butter on everything,
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  • sandwiches, apples, pancakes. I have seen you--
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  • Chris: Then I'll eat almond butter.
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  • Chrissy: But what if it's a nut allergy?
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  • Chris: Then I'll eat Spam.
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  • Listen, dog hair, almond butter, it doesn't matter.
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  • We're gonna adapt, right?
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  • God knows.
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  • We've been praying for this.
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  • He knows.
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  • Chrissy: That's what we should start saying, we're
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  • adopting and we're adapting.
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  • Chris: They should put that on a post around here.
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  • female: What a day, huh?
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  • I bet you guys are excited. Chrissy: Yeah.
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  • female: Gabriella's caseworker should be here
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  • any minute. I know you're probably nervous.
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  • Chrissy: I a little bit.
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  • female: Well, it's been a long journey to get her, huh?
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  • Chris: We never thought it would be like this,
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  • but God knew.
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  • Chrissy: Six years ago, next month when we found out that--
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  • female: Well, I'm happy for you both.
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  • Do you have any big questions before we cover this last little
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  • bit here?
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  • Chrissy: Just one, it's a big one.
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  • Chris: Our, our last name is--is she gonna have our last
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  • name?
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  • female: After finalization she will, unless you decide
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  • otherwise.
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  • Chrissy: Is she okay with that?
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  • I mean, it is her name.
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  • female: It's pretty standard, but it's totally up to you.
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  • It's just a checkmark on these forms.
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  • You know, you don't have to decide today.
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  • Regardless of her last name, you're still gonna be her
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  • parents and she will be in your family.
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  • Chris: I think we're gonna let her decide when she's ready.
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  • female: Okay.
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  • Chris: Welcome home.
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  • Gabriella: So, this is your house.
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  • Chris: It's your house now too.
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  • Chrissy: Do you want to see your room?
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  • Gabriella: Sure.
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  • Chris: Come on, I'm gonna show you.
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  • We heard you like pink.
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  • Chrissy: And unicorns.
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  • Gabriella: They're okay. You guys got a dog, right?
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  • Chrissy: Yes, we do. He's in the backyard.
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  • Come on, leave your stuff and we'll go out and meet him.
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  • Chris: His name's Rocky.
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  • Choco: You see in the Bible, when God first came to Noah to
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  • tell him that he was going to destroy the entire world
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  • with a flood.
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  • The Bible tells us that Noah had never seen rain before and when
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  • God told him to build a very large ark and cover it in tar,
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  • Noah simply said, okay.
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  • He didn't ask God how long it would take to build or how much
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  • water was going to fall out of the sky, or what else would
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  • happen along the way.
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  • He simply just said yes.
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  • He was totally available for God to use him in whatever way God
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  • wanted.
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  • He had God's promise about two things, two things.
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  • God was going to destroy all that was evil on the earth, and
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  • Noah and his family would be spared if Noah and his family
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  • obeyed.
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  • That Word from God was enough for Noah.
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  • He was all in.
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  • Just like in our story, Chris and Chrissy heard from God to
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  • adopt and they had questions, of course.
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  • But their resolve to adopt was certainly.
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  • Both of them were committed to work through any problems that
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  • arose, even get rid of peanut butter.
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  • The story of Noah is a great example of one family's decision
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  • to go all in.
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  • Remember, they were building a ship on dry ground, think about
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  • it for a moment.
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  • To others his actions appeared foolish, but to God, his
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  • obedience was an act of authentic faith.
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  • The Bible says that no his neighbors, they mocked him, they
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  • criticized him, and they even tried to stop him.
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  • Maybe God's calling you or your family to do something and now
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  • you have to face the storm.
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  • And maybe it's a storm of criticism.
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  • Will you continue to be all in, even if it costs you your
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  • reputation?
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  • It did for Noah, but that didn't deter him or his family from
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  • building the ark.
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  • Listen, God is far more concerned about our character
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  • than our reputation.
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  • When you stand in the gap, my friends, there will be moments
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  • when others may question or criticize you for your faith,
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  • and that's okay.
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  • You're in good company.
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  • And here's why, Hebrews 11 outlines the heroes of the Bible
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  • that stepped out in faith, people like Abraham, Noah,
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  • Moses, Rahab, and Gideon.
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  • All of the giants of faith took small steps of obedience towards
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  • God's destiny for their life.
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  • Now, that's what faith is.
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  • They step toward what God is calling you to do in the midst
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  • of uncertainty.
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  • When you do, God will show up.
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  • For Noah, when he took a step of faith, he decided to build
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  • the ark.
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  • God gave him the details he needed to save his family, even
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  • down to the where to put the window.
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  • That's amazing.
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  • God wants you to succeed in whatever he authorizes or
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  • commands you to do.
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  • He'll give you the tools and the ability to do it.
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  • Ask him and watch for his answer to unfold.
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  • When you stand strong like Noah and his family did, when you
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  • stand in the gap, God rewards your faithfulness.
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  • It may not come easy.
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  • You may go through some storms, or even a flood, but you'll have
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  • a boat to carry you through the waves.
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  • Chrissy: I wonder if we'll ever make the wall.
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  • These families look so happy.
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  • Chris: Stop, you're a good mom.
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  • Chrissy: She hates me.
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  • She doesn't listen and she feeds the dog from the table.
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  • female: So, how's the past year been?
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  • Gabriella: You're not my mom, you're not my dad, and I don't
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  • want to live here anymore.
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  • I hate this house, I hate this family.
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  • I hate you.
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  • Chris: I thought we'd be the exception.
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  • Chris: Don't lie to me.
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  • Chris: Get a good kid.
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  • Chris: I told you not to do that.
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  • Chris: I'd be easy.
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  • Gabriella: You're not my real dad.
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  • I hate this house. I hate these toys.
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  • Chrissy: I'm yelling at her, she's yelling at me.
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  • Chrissy: Gabriella.
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  • Gabriella: I hate these posters.
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  • Chrissy: Open this door right now, young lady.
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  • Gabriel: Shut up.
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  • Chrissy: Don't talk to me like that.
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  • Gabriella: Don't talk to me like that.
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  • Chrissy: Ugh!
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  • Chrissy: I said "I love you" the other night.
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  • Chrissy: Good night, we love you.
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  • I love you, Gabby.
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  • Chrissy: Maybe we made a mistake.
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  • Maybe we're never supposed to be parents.
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  • female: Remind me why you two chose to adopt.
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  • Chris: We can't have kids on our own, but we want a family.
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  • female: Tell me what you love about Gabby.
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  • Chris: Well, she's creative like Chrissy.
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  • Chrissy: I think that this one is my favorite.
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  • I think that you are my favorite.
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  • Can I draw on this, is that okay with you?
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  • Gabriella: Yeah.
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  • Chrissy: Okay.
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  • Chrissy: She is competitive like him.
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  • Chris: Say chubby bunny, say it.
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  • Gabriella: Chubby bunny.
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  • Chris: Nice, nice job, the winner.
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  • Chris: She likes peanut butter, Rocky, sometimes that's
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  • a bad thing.
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  • Chrissy: I used to say we're adopting and we're adapting,
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  • but sometimes I wonder if we're any good at this at all.
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  • Gabriella: I don't love you.
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  • You're not my real mom.
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  • female: Do you mind if we talk to Gabby together?
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  • female: So, your mom and dad say that you're very creative.
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  • Do you like your mom and dad?
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  • I hear you have a new dog.
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  • What's his name?
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  • Gabriella: Rocky Rodriguez.
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  • female: Rodriguez.
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  • Why did you give the dog your last name?
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  • Gabriella: I adopted him.
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  • female announcer: Courage, confidence, boldness.
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  • Today God's people need these qualities more than ever.
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  • That's why TBN believes the "In The Gap" series by
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  • Pastor Choco De Jesus is so timely and important.
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  • Choco: Explore with me the Bible's greatest heroes and how
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  • your life can make an impact for generations to come.
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  • Choco: Hey, can I tell you what's funny?
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  • Most people think that Noah heard from God on Monday, build
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  • an ark by Friday, loaded it with animals on Saturday, and then it
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  • started to rain on Sunday.
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  • But that's not how it happened.
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  • The Bible says that it took Noah 120 years to build the ark.
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  • That's right, 120 years of a building project.
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  • That's a long time, my friends.
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  • It's hard to imagine doing anything for 120 years.
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  • I mean, I cannot even commit to going to the gym for a straight
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  • month, let alone build a boat in one year.
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  • Sometimes I think we expect God to instantaneously give us what
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  • He has promised when the truth is he's looking for us to be
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  • faithful to the Word he has given us.
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  • Can you imagine how slow the progress seem to be for Noah at
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  • that time?
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  • Even in our story, just like Chris and Chrissy, sometimes
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  • God's promise takes time to be fulfilled.
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  • I mean, they were faithful, so was Noah.
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  • Both of these stories show us that it doesn't take a village
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  • to make a difference.
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  • Noah and his family, just eight people, were faithful to God.
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  • Obedience, and faithfulness are God is looking
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  • for in our lives today.
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  • You see, anytime God cause a person to move in a gap, a big
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  • dose of trust, and an equal dose of patience will be required.
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  • You can count on it.
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  • Trust and patience are necessities for a faithful
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  • filled life.
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  • Trust and patients are the ingredients God uses to develop
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  • us spiritual maturity.
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  • Sometimes that patient is with other people.
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  • Noah had enemies of ridicule and skepticism.
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  • In our story, Gabby was skeptical of her new parents'
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  • love, but that didn't stop Chris and Chrissy from loving her.
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  • And the critics didn't stop Noah from building the ark.
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  • There will always be something trying to stop your promise,
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  • but that shouldn't stop you.
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  • When we trust in God, he will give us the grace to endure.
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  • Now, here's the key, you must stay on the mission and not be
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  • moved by your feelings.
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  • Noah's assignment took 120 years to complete.
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  • I'm sure, my friends, there were times where he didn't feel like
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  • waking up, didn't feels like building.
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  • I'm sure there were times when the critics got under his skin,
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  • but that didn't stop him.
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  • He didn't let the time or the critics get his mood down.
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  • He was driven to fill in the gap,, not driven by feelings.
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  • And just like the couples in our story held on to the promise of
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  • adopting a child, they didn't give up when it got hard.
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  • I don't know if you know this, but life is hard, my friends.
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  • And if doing God's will was easy, everybody would do it.
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  • Even Jesus said, "Wide is the path to destruction, narrow is
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  • the path that leads to life."
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  • Noah stayed on that path, that narrow path, the path that was
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  • hard to navigate at times.
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  • But in the end, he and his family found life.
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  • Noah stood in the gap for all mankind.
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  • female: Hello, Thompsons, how are you?
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  • Chrissy: Doing good.
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  • Chris: How are you?
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  • female: Great. Well, I'm well.
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  • I just placed another child last night so I'm tired.
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  • It's been a whirlwind.
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  • Chrissy: Oh, that's great.
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  • I bet the family is just thrilled.
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  • female: Well, they were nervous and excited, something
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  • I'm sure you would know nothing about.
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  • Chrissy: Nope. female: Well, this is it.
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  • Are you ready?
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  • Chris: Definitely.
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  • Chrissy: A lot can change in a year.
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  • Chrissy: Okay, make a wish.
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  • Chris: Blow it out.
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  • Nice, nice job.
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  • Gabriella: What about Rocky?
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  • Chrissy: Rocky, come on.
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  • Gabriella: Rocky.
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  • Chris: Rocky, you little rascal.
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  • Chris: We just keep trying, adapting, and looking for ways
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  • to make her feel special.
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  • Chris: Is everything okay in there?
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  • Gabriella: Yeah, just doing girl stuff.
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  • Chrissy: Okay, pick a color.
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  • Gabriella: I don't know, what color are you doing?
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  • Chrissy: Just depends on my outfit.
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  • Gabriella: I want to do the color like you're doing 'cause
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  • you always look pretty.
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  • Chrissy: Pink, let's do pink.
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  • Gabriella: I love it.
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  • Chrissy: Me too.
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  • You ready?
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  • Chrissy: And then it finally happened.
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  • Gabriella: Mom, dad, mom, dad.
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  • Chrissy: What is it?
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  • What's the matter?
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  • Gabriella: I just wanted to say good night.
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  • Chrissy: Oh, oh okay, you scared me.
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  • All right, well good night.
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  • Gabriella: I love you.
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  • Chrissy: We love you too, sweetheart.
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  • We love you.
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  • Gabriella: Should I just sign right here under mom and
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  • dad's name?
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  • female: Yup.
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  • Gabriella: And your last name?
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  • Chris: Our last name.
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  • Chrissy: Now you have our last name.
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  • Gabriella: Cool.
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  • female: Oh, there's one more thing.
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  • Gabriella: I love my family.
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  • Choco: Noah's faith took sacrifice and hard work, not
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  • just the work of faith, but the work of his hand.
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  • Just like in our story, it took Chris and Chrissy diligent work
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  • to earn the trust of Gabriella.
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  • In our lives, or mission often takes hard work too, both by
  • 00:22:51.210 --> 00:22:56.090
  • faith and by action, that means we have to get our hands dirty,
  • 00:22:56.100 --> 00:23:01.270
  • put in the time, put in the sweat, put in the work.
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  • A lot of people think Noah's story ended after the flood,
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  • but that was just the beginning, my friends.
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  • Nothing about life after the great flood was any easier than
  • 00:23:13.110 --> 00:23:17.000
  • building the ark.
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  • The work may have been different, but it was vital
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  • for survival.
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  • God prepared them for isolation and the work.
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  • In the time it took to build the ark, we can see that in every
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  • aspect of Noah's life, obedience to God was important, an all-in
  • 00:23:30.250 --> 00:23:36.030
  • commitment was required.
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  • Noah reminds us that standing in the gap is costly.
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  • It requires sacrifice of our time, our energy,
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  • and our hearts.
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  • We can expect opposition, ridicules,
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  • and mocking from others.
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  • Sometimes those we think support us won't.
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  • Noah had no idea how much he had to sacrifice
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  • when he said yes to God.
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  • It didn't matter.
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  • He was all in, my friends.
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  • Being all in means we continue to stand, continue to persevere,
  • 00:24:04.230 --> 00:24:09.260
  • continue to have faith and trust God every step of the way, when
  • 00:24:09.270 --> 00:24:14.270
  • it's easy and when it's hard, when things seem to be going
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  • good, and even if you feel like you're heading in the wrong
  • 00:24:18.150 --> 00:24:21.280
  • direction.
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  • No matter the circumstances or crisis, continue to be all in.
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  • For Noah, it was a lifelong commitment and that's what it
  • 00:24:28.160 --> 00:24:32.270
  • takes most of the time, a lifelong commitment.
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  • God often requires that we stay in the gap for as long as it
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  • takes, not when situations get tough, not when other people
  • 00:24:40.210 --> 00:24:44.270
  • tell us to get out, but to stand in the gap for as long as it
  • 00:24:44.280 --> 00:24:49.060
  • takes.
  • 00:24:49.070 --> 00:24:50.130
  • When we hear God's clear call to obey, we must trust that his
  • 00:24:50.140 --> 00:24:54.080
  • provision, his timing are correct.
  • 00:24:54.090 --> 00:24:57.070
  • Then, with full hearts and clear minds, we build, we serve, we
  • 00:24:57.080 --> 00:25:02.120
  • give, and we care for whoever and wherever he calls us.
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  • The future God has for you, my friend, it's going to be the
  • 00:25:07.040 --> 00:25:10.140
  • biggest adventure of your life.
  • 00:25:10.150 --> 00:25:12.040
  • When you're faithful and obedient to what God calls you
  • 00:25:12.050 --> 00:25:15.230
  • to do, God is with you and there's no place you'd rather
  • 00:25:15.240 --> 00:25:19.130
  • be.
  • 00:25:19.140 --> 00:25:20.210
  • When a society experienced moral failure, God looks for a man, a
  • 00:25:20.220 --> 00:25:24.130
  • woman to stand in the gap, someone who have hope when
  • 00:25:24.140 --> 00:25:28.200
  • everything else seems hopeless, to have faith when the situation
  • 00:25:28.210 --> 00:25:32.150
  • seems dark and dire, and to lead when almost no one wants to
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  • follow.
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  • God found Noah and he's looking for people like you and me
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  • to stand in the gap for our generation.
  • 00:25:42.020 --> 00:25:45.060
  • 00:25:46.120 --> 00:25:50.110
  • 00:25:54.070 --> 00:26:04.010
  • announcer: Courage, confidence, boldness.
  • 00:26:30.170 --> 00:26:32.260
  • Today God's people need these qualities more than ever.
  • 00:26:32.270 --> 00:26:36.020
  • That's why TBN believes the "In The Gap" series by
  • 00:26:36.030 --> 00:26:38.270
  • Pastor Choco De Jesus is so timely and important.
  • 00:26:38.280 --> 00:26:42.160
  • Choco: Explore with me the Bible's greatest heroes and how
  • 00:26:42.170 --> 00:26:45.220
  • your life can make an impact for generations to come.
  • 00:26:45.230 --> 00:26:49.070
  • announcer: Right now in thanks for your gift of $65 or
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  • more to help TBN keep this kind of teaching coming to you and
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  • others, we'll send you the book that inspired the "In The Gap"
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  • series you're watching, plus the bonus four-message series on
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