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The Choice Is Yours

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September 13, 2020
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Pastor and Evangelist Greg Laurie teaches the simple yet life changing message of the Gospel.

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  • [swishing metal sound]
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  • ♪♪♪♪
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  • THERE ARE DECISIONS THATEVERYONE HAS TO MAKE IN
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  • LIFE LIKE WHAT ARE YOUGOING TO EAT TODAY.
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  • WHAT ARE YOUGOING TO DO TODAY?
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  • WHAT ARE YOU GOINGTO WATCH ON TV?
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  • NOW SOME PEOPLE THEY THINKIT ALL OF THE WAY THROUGH.
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  • WE COULD EAT HERE.
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  • WE COULD WATCH THIS.
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  • WE COULD GO DO THAT.
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  • PEOPLE YOU KNOW HAVETHEIR ENTIRE LIFE PLANNED
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  • OUT AHEAD OF THEM.
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  • THEY ARE THOSE INDIVIDUALSTHAT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE
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  • GOING TO DO EVERY MOMENTOF THE DAY OR EVEN DURING
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  • THE WEEK, THE MONTH,ALL YEAR LONG.
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  • I HAVE GOT THE NEXTFIVE YEARS PLANNED OUT.
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  • THEN THERE ARE THOSE OTHERINDIVIDUALS THAT KIND OF
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  • LIKE FLY BY THE SEAT OFTHEIR PANTS SO TO SPEAK.
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  • IT IS WHEREVERTHE WIND TAKES ME.
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  • THAT IS WHAT I WANT TO DO.
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  • WHATEVER HAPPENS, HAPPENS.
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  • THEY EAT WHATEVER.THEY WATCH WHATEVER.
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  • THEY DO WHATEVER.
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  • MAKE NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.
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  • EVERYONE HAS TO MAKEA DECISION IN LIFE.
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  • YOU KNOW WE HAVE GOT TOREALLY DECIDE SOME
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  • OF THE BIG THINGS.
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  • WHEN IT COMES DOWN TOWHAT AM I GOING TO EAT
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  • OR REALLY EVEN WHEREAM I GOING TO WORK.
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  • AM I GOING TO MARRY?
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  • WHO AM I GOING TO MARRY?
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  • WHERE AM I GOING TO LIVE?
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  • BUT THERE IS EVEN A BIGGERDECISION THAT EVERYONE HAS
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  • TO MAKE AND THAT IS WHERE
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  • AM I GOING TOSPEND ETERNITY?
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  • WHAT AM I GOING TODO WITH JESUS CHRIST?
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  • DID YOU KNOW THAT JESUSSAID, "YOU ARE EITHER FOR
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  • "ME OR AGAINST ME."
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  • JESUS COMMANDS THE WORLD
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  • TO MAKE A CHOICEABOUT HIM.
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  • ABOUT HAVING ARELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.
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  • LET ME ASK YOU HAVE YOUMADE THE CHOICE AS TO WHAT
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  • YOU ARE GOING TO DOWITH JESUS CHRIST.
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  • WHAT RELATIONSHIP YOU AREGOING TO HAVE WITH HIM OR
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  • NOT HAVE WITH HIM.
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  • YOU KNOW IMAGINE IFGOD WERE CALLING YOUR
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  • CELLPHONE RIGHT NOW.
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  • YOU HAVE HAD PEOPLE CALLYOUR CELLPHONE BEFORE.
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  • WHEN THEY CALL YOUCAN SEE IT RINGING.
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  • YOU GO WELL I AMGOING TO ACCEPT IT.
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  • SO YOU SLIDE OVER ANDYOU ACCEPT THE CALL.
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  • BUT THEN THERE ARE THOSEPEOPLE THAT CALL YOU AND
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  • YOU ARE LIKE I DON'T WANTTO ANSWER THIS RIGHT NOW
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  • AND YOU LITERALLYWATCH IT RING.
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  • BY WATCHING IT RING
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  • THAT IS A FORMOF WELL REJECTION.
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  • IT IS NOT THAT YOU ARECANCELLING THE CALL BUT
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  • YOU ARE NOT PICKING IT UP.
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  • IMAGINE GOD CALLING.
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  • WOULD YOU SLIDEOVER AND ACCEPT?
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  • MAKE THE CHOICE TOSAY HEY I WANT GOD.
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  • I WANT TO ANSWERTHIS CALL.
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  • OR ARE YOU THE TYPE OFPERSON THAT YOU MAYBE
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  • REJECT OR EVENJUST WATCH IT RING?
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  • YOU CAN'T WATCHIT RING FOREVER.
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  • YOU WILL BREATHEYOUR LAST ONE DAY.
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  • WHAT YOU DO WITH JESUSWELL IT REALLY COUNTS.
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  • AND SO WHAT I AMENCOURAGING YOU TO DO
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  • TODAY IS WELL SLIDE OVER.
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  • SAY YES TO JESUS.
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  • HAVE THAT RELATIONSHIPWITH HIM AND THAT IS
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  • EXACTLY WHAT WEARE ABOUT TO WATCH.
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  • PASTOR GREG LAURIE FROMTHE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
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  • HARVEST CRUSADE FORALMOST 30 YEARS NOW.
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  • WE HAVE BEEN PUTTING ONTHESE MASSIVE EVANGELISTIC
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  • EVENTS IN STADIUMSPREACHING THE GOSPEL AND
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  • GIVING PEOPLE AN
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  • OPPORTUNITY TORESPOND TO IT.
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  • WE ARE EXCITED TO JOINPASTOR GREG FOR THIS WELL
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  • AMAZING MESSAGE ABOUTKNOWING JESUS AND WELL
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  • MAKING A CHOICE TO HAVEA RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.
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  • I AM HOPING AT THE END OFTHIS PROGRAM YOU MAKE
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  • THE CHOICE TO HAVE ARELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS.
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  • SO RIGHT NOW WE ARE GOINGTO JOIN PASTOR GREG AT ONE
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  • OF OUR HARVEST CRUSADESTHERE IN ANGEL STADIUM.
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  • ♪♪♪♪
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  • (Phil Wickham: This is the Day)♪ CAN YOU SEE SEE IT?
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  • ♪ LIGHT SHINES INTO THEDARKNESS BRINGING ♪
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  • ♪ HOPE TO THE HOPELESS.
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  • ♪ IT IS LEADING YOU TO LIFE.
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  • ♪ THIS IS THE DAY WHENTHE LOST ARE FOUND. ♪
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  • ♪ THIS IS YOUR BEGINNING.
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  • ♪ AMAZING GRACE HOWSWEET THE SOUND. ♪
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  • ♪ I CAN HEAR THEANGELS SING. ♪
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  • ♪ THIS IS THE DAY WHENTHE LOST ARE FOUND. ♪
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  • ♪ THIS IS THE DAY FORA NEW BEGINNING. ♪
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  • ♪ AMAZING GRACE HOWSWEET THE SOUND. ♪
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  • ♪ O CAN YOU HEAR ALL THEANGELS ARE SINGING. ♪
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  • ♪ THIS IS THE DAY THEDAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS. ♪
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  • [swishing metal sound]
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  • NOW FROM THE 2016
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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAHARVEST CRUSADE,
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  • HERE IS GREG LAURIE.
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  • WELL LET'S ALL PRAYTOGETHER FOR A MOMENT.
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  • LET'S PRAY.FATHER WE PRAY NOW
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  • FOR EVERY PERSON HERETHAT IS PRESENT.
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  • THOSE THAT AREWATCHING ONLINE
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  • ALL AROUNDTHE WORLD.
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  • SOME ARE LISTENINGON RADIO.
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  • SOME ARE WATCHINGON TELEVISION.
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  • SOME ARE SITTING IN FRONTOF COMPUTER SCREENS.
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  • SOME ARE WATCHING IT ON ASMARTPHONE OR A TABLET.
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  • WHEREVER THEY ARE LORD,WHOEVER THEY ARE, HELP
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  • THEM TO SEETHE WORDS THAT
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  • WE ARE SHARINGTONIGHT ARE TRUE.
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  • HELP THEM TO SEE HOW
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  • IMPORTANT THESETRUTHS ARE.
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  • I PRAY THAT MANY WILLBELIEVE IN JESUS TONIGHT.
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  • WE ASK ALL OF THIS
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  • IN JESUS' NAME.AMEN. AMEN.
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  • THE TITLE OF MY MESSAGEIS, "THE CHOICE IS YOURS."
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  • LET ME TAKE A QUICK POLL.
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU WANT TO GOTO HEAVEN WHEN YOU DIE?
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  • RAISE UP YOUR HAND.
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  • YOU WANT TO GO TOHEAVEN WHEN YOU DIE?
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU WANT TO
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  • HAVE ALL OFYOUR SIN FORGIVEN?
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  • RAISE UP YOUR HAND IF
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  • YOU WANT ALL OFYOUR SIN FORGIVEN.
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  • HOW MANY OF YOUWANT TO HAVE
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  • A FRIENDSHIPWITH GOD?
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  • RAISE UP YOUR HAND. YES.
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU WANTPERSONAL PEACE AND A
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  • LASTING HAPPINESS?
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  • RAISE UP YOUR HAND.ALL RIGHT.
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU ARE TIREDOF RAISING YOUR HAND?
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  • NO. DON'T. OK. LISTEN.
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  • THEN YOU HAVE COME TO THERIGHT PLACE BECAUSE THAT
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  • IS WHAT WE ARE TALKINGABOUT VERY APPROPRIATELY
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  • TONIGHT IN THEANGEL STADIUM. RIGHT.
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  • JESUS WOULD OFTENUSE THIS PHRASE.
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  • "HE THAT HAS EARS TOHEAR, LET HIM HEAR."
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  • IF WE PUT IT IN MODERNVERNACULAR IT WOULD GO
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  • ALONG THE LINES OFHEY MAN LISTEN UP.
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  • PAY ATTENTION. WHY?
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  • BECAUSE YOUR ETERNALDESTINY HINGES ON WHAT
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  • I AM ABOUT TO TELL YOU.
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  • LISTEN. I DIDN'TWRITE THE SCRIPT
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  • THAT I AM ABOUTTO SHARE WITH YOU.
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  • AS I SAID BEFORE, I AMJUST A DELIVERY BOY.
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  • I AM JUST HERE TO GET THEGOOD NEWS IN FRONT OF YOU
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  • AND IT IS UP TO YOU TODO WHAT YOU WILL WITH IT.
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  • BUT YOU KNOW SOMETIMESWE TUNE THINGS OUT.
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  • IF HAVE EVER TRAVELEDCOMMERCIALLY YOU KNOW YOU
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  • TAKE YOUR SEATON THE PLANE.
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  • YOU SIT DOWN.
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  • THOSE ANNOUNCEMENTSCOME OVER THE INTERCOM.
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  • IF YOU ARE LIKE ME I HAVEHEARD THIS SO MANY TIMES I
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  • JUST KIND OFTUNE IT OUT.
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  • IT IS ALMOST AS THOUGHTHEY ARE SAYING,
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  • "BLAH, BLAH, BLAH."
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  • SORT OF LIKE WHEN A WIFESAYS TO HER HUSBAND,
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  • "HONEY YOU NEED TO GET INTOUCH WITH YOUR FEELINGS."
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  • HE HEARS HER SAY,"BLAH, BLAH, BLAH."
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  • OR SHE SAYS, "ARE YOULISTENING TO ME?"
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  • HE HEARS HER SAY,"BLAH, BLAH, BLAH."
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  • HE TUNES HER OUT.
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  • WE TUNE THESE THINGS OUT.
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  • I WANT TO TELL YOU TONIGHTTHAT GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT IS
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  • GOING TO SPEAKTO SOME OF YOU.
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  • YOU ARE LIKE AUDIBLY.
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  • I AM GOING TO HEARAN AUDIBLE VOICE. NO.
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  • BUT YOU WILL HEAR HIM
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  • TUGGING DEEPLYON YOUR HEART.
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  • SO IT IS UP TO YOU TO DOWHAT YOU WILL WITH IT.
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  • I USUALLY TUNE OUTTHOSE ANNOUNCEMENTS.
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  • ONE TIME I WAS FLYINGBACK FROM FLORIDA.
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  • AS WE ARE MAKING OUR WAYTO LAX THE ANNOUNCEMENT
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  • YOU NEVER WANTEDTO HEAR HAPPENED.
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  • THE VOICE OF THE PILOTCAME OVER THE INTERCOM.
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  • "LADIES AND GENTLEMEN"THIS IS YOUR PILOT.
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  • "WE HAVE LOST TWO OFOUR ENGINES AND WE ARE
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  • "GOING TO MAKE ANEMERGENCY LANDING."
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  • I THOUGHT, "I AMNOT HEARING THIS.
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  • "THIS ISNOT HAPPENING."
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  • IT WASHAPPENING.
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  • THEY MADE THEANNOUNCEMENT AGAIN.
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  • GUESS WHAT?
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  • THIS TIME ILISTENED. WHY?
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  • BECAUSE MY LIFEDEPENDED UPON IT.
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  • SO IN THE SAME WAY I HOPEYOU WILL LISTEN BECAUSE
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  • YOUR ETERNAL DESTINYHINGES ON THIS.
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  • A CHOICE IS BEFORE YOU.
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  • YOU CANNOT IGNORETHIS CHOICE.
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  • IT IS A CHOICE TO BELIEVEOR NOT TO BELIEVE WHAT GOD
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  • SAYS ABOUT LIFE AND DEATH.
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  • THE LORD SAYS TO US,
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  • "I SET BEFORE YOULIFE AND DEATH.
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  • "BLESSINGS OR CURSES.
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  • "CHOOSE LIFE THATYOU MIGHT LIVE."
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  • IT IS A CHOICE.NOW LISTEN.
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  • IT IS AN EITHER/ORPROPOSITION I AM GOING TO
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  • PRESENT TO YOU TONIGHTABOUT JESUS CHRIST.
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  • I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE
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  • WANT TO SAYJESUS WAS FINE.
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  • HE WAS A GREATMORAL TEACHER.
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  • I THINK HE WAS AWONDERFUL EXAMPLE.
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  • JESUS DID NOTSAY ADMIRE ME.
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  • JESUS DID NOT SAY THINKGOOD THOUGHTS ABOUT ME.
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  • JESUS SAID FOLLOW ME.THAT IS THE CHOICE.
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  • WILL I FOLLOW HIM ORWILL I NOT FOLLOW HIM?
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  • WILL I ACCEPT HIM OR WILLI IN EFFECT REJECT HIM.
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  • THERE IS REALLYNO OTHER OPTION.
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  • [swishing metal sound]
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  • LIFE. IT IS COMPAREDTO A RACE.
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  • THE CHALLENGES. TRIALS,OPPOSITIONS, AND
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  • SEEMINGLY INSURMOUNTABLEOBSTACLES.
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  • THEY WILL COME. ADVERSITIES.
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  • GREAT AND SMALLWILL TEST US.
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  • TEST OUR METAL.OUR FAITH.
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  • BUT WE ARE OVERCOMERSTHROUGH JESUS CHRIST
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  • WHO ENDURED ITALL FOR US.
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  • AND THERE IS A
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  • PRIZE. A CROWN.A GREAT REWARD.
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  • PRESS ON. FIGHT.ENDURE TILL THE END
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  • AND ABOVE ALLKEEP THE FAITH
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  • ♪♪♪♪
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  • ♪ THIS IS THE DAYTHE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS ♪
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  • WELCOME BACK.HERE AGAIN IS GREG LAURIE.
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  • JESUS SAID, "THE ONES ONTHE ROCKY GROUND ARE THOSE
  • 00:10:16.105 --> 00:10:17.773
  • "WHEN THEY HEAR ARE PEOPLEWHO INSTANTLY RESPOND WITH
  • 00:10:17.873 --> 00:10:20.810
  • "ENTHUSIASM BUT THERE IS NOSOIL OF CHARACTER AND WHEN
  • 00:10:20.910 --> 00:10:23.612
  • "THE EMOTIONS WEAR OFF ANDPERSECUTION OR DIFFICULTY
  • 00:10:23.713 --> 00:10:27.016
  • "ARISES, THEY HAVENOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT."
  • 00:10:27.116 --> 00:10:30.186
  • THESE PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENTTHAN THE FIRST CATEGORY.
  • 00:10:30.286 --> 00:10:33.022
  • THE FIRST GROUPTHEY DON'T CARE.
  • 00:10:33.122 --> 00:10:34.356
  • I DON'T WANT TOGO TO CHURCH.
  • 00:10:34.457 --> 00:10:35.291
  • I DON'T WANT TOHEAR THIS AGAIN.
  • 00:10:35.391 --> 00:10:36.659
  • DON'T TALK TO MEABOUT THIS ANYMORE.
  • 00:10:36.759 --> 00:10:38.461
  • THIS CATEGORYIS DIFFERENT.
  • 00:10:38.561 --> 00:10:39.929
  • THIS IS THE PERSON WHO MAYCOME WITH YOU TO CHURCH OR
  • 00:10:40.029 --> 00:10:42.531
  • TO A CRUSADE AND WHEN THEINVITATION IS GIVEN THEY
  • 00:10:42.631 --> 00:10:45.468
  • DON'T WALK.THEY RUN TO THE FIELD.
  • 00:10:45.568 --> 00:10:48.804
  • THEY ARE SO EXCITED.
  • 00:10:48.904 --> 00:10:50.106
  • ALL THEY WANT TOTALK ABOUT IS JESUS.
  • 00:10:50.206 --> 00:10:52.575
  • FOR THE NEXT DAY.THE NEXT WEEK.
  • 00:10:52.675 --> 00:10:53.976
  • THE NEXT MONTH.
  • 00:10:54.076 --> 00:10:55.344
  • THEY DON'T JUST GOOUT AND BUY ANY BIBLE.
  • 00:10:55.444 --> 00:10:56.979
  • THEY BUY A GIANT BIBLE.
  • 00:10:57.079 --> 00:10:59.815
  • LIKE THE FAMILY BIBLE YOUARE SUPPOSED TO PUT ON
  • 00:10:59.915 --> 00:11:02.051
  • THE COFFEE TABLE.THEY CARRY IT AROUND.
  • 00:11:02.151 --> 00:11:05.554
  • TALKING TO EVERYONEABOUT THEIR NEW FAITH.
  • 00:11:05.654 --> 00:11:08.224
  • YOU SAY THAT IS THE MOSTRADICAL CONVERSION
  • 00:11:08.324 --> 00:11:09.859
  • I HAVEEVER SEEN.
  • 00:11:09.959 --> 00:11:11.127
  • THEN ONE DAY THEY JUSTWALK AWAY FROM IT.
  • 00:11:11.227 --> 00:11:14.930
  • HEY I DIDN'T SEEYOU IN CHURCH.
  • 00:11:15.030 --> 00:11:16.432
  • I AM NOT INTOTHAT ANYMORE.
  • 00:11:16.532 --> 00:11:17.867
  • WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOUARE NOT INTO THAT?
  • 00:11:17.967 --> 00:11:19.368
  • I DON'T CAREABOUT IT ANYMORE.
  • 00:11:19.468 --> 00:11:20.503
  • I DON'T BELIEVEIN IT ANYMORE.
  • 00:11:20.603 --> 00:11:21.470
  • WOW. WHAT HAPPENED?
  • 00:11:21.570 --> 00:11:23.005
  • DID THAT PERSON GET SAVEDAND NOW ARE THEY UNSAVED?
  • 00:11:23.105 --> 00:11:25.841
  • NO. LISTEN.
  • 00:11:25.941 --> 00:11:27.009
  • I SUGGEST TO YOU THEYNEVER REALLY MET JESUS.
  • 00:11:27.109 --> 00:11:29.512
  • THEY JUST HAD ANEMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:11:29.612 --> 00:11:32.782
  • LISTEN. IF YOUACCEPT CHRIST
  • 00:11:32.882 --> 00:11:34.049
  • TONIGHT YOU MAY HAVE ANEMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:11:34.150 --> 00:11:36.719
  • BUT YOU CAN'TLIVE OFF OF THAT.
  • 00:11:36.819 --> 00:11:38.954
  • I HAVE HEARD SOME PEOPLESAY I USED TO BE ON DRUGS
  • 00:11:39.054 --> 00:11:41.524
  • BUT NOW JESUS ISTHE ULTIMATE HIGH.
  • 00:11:41.624 --> 00:11:44.593
  • PLEASE. DON'T DO THAT.
  • 00:11:44.693 --> 00:11:46.729
  • JESUS DOESN'T WANT TOBE YOUR ULTIMATE HIGH.
  • 00:11:46.829 --> 00:11:49.932
  • JESUS WANTS TO BE YOURULTIMATE LORD AND
  • 00:11:50.032 --> 00:11:52.101
  • YOUR ULTIMATE SAVIOR.
  • 00:11:52.201 --> 00:11:53.836
  • YOU NEED TO LEARNTO WALK BY FAITH.
  • 00:11:53.936 --> 00:11:56.338
  • NOT BY FEELING.
  • 00:11:56.438 --> 00:11:57.039
  • [applause]
  • 00:11:57.139 --> 00:12:00.743
  • BECAUSE FEELINGSWILL COME AND GO.
  • 00:12:00.843 --> 00:12:03.379
  • YOUR FAITH WILL BE TRIED.
  • 00:12:03.479 --> 00:12:05.781
  • SOME OF THESE PEOPLE WILLEVEN SAY I TRIED THE
  • 00:12:05.881 --> 00:12:07.750
  • WHOLE CHRISTIANITY THING.IT DIDN'T WORK FOR ME.
  • 00:12:07.850 --> 00:12:11.487
  • NONSENSE. CHRISTIANITY IS
  • 00:12:11.587 --> 00:12:14.356
  • NOT SOME PRODUCTTHAT WORKS FOR
  • 00:12:14.456 --> 00:12:16.158
  • SOME AND DOESN'TWORK FOR OTHERS.
  • 00:12:16.258 --> 00:12:19.595
  • CHRISTIANITY IS CHRISTLIVING INSIDE OF YOU.
  • 00:12:19.695 --> 00:12:22.965
  • I SUGGEST TO YOU MAYBEYOU BUILT YOUR LIFE
  • 00:12:23.065 --> 00:12:25.734
  • ON THE WRONG FOUNDATION.
  • 00:12:25.835 --> 00:12:28.137
  • MAYBE YOU WENT TO CHURCHAND YOU MET A HYPOCRITE.
  • 00:12:28.237 --> 00:12:30.306
  • THOSE HYPOCRITESIN THE CHURCH.
  • 00:12:30.406 --> 00:12:32.775
  • I WOULD JOIN A CHURCHBUT I CAN'T FIND
  • 00:12:32.875 --> 00:12:34.510
  • ONE WITHOUT HYPOCRITES.
  • 00:12:34.610 --> 00:12:35.911
  • WELL IF YOU EVER FINDONE PLEASE DON'T JOIN IT
  • 00:12:36.011 --> 00:12:38.247
  • BECAUSE YOU WILL RUIN IT.
  • 00:12:38.347 --> 00:12:42.051
  • I AM SORRY THAT SOMECHRISTIANS ARE HYPOCRITES.
  • 00:12:42.151 --> 00:12:46.355
  • I AM SORRY WE DON'T ALWAYSPRACTICE WHAT WE PREACH.
  • 00:12:46.455 --> 00:12:50.559
  • BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:12:50.659 --> 00:12:51.627
  • JESUS DID NOT SAY,"FOLLOW MY PEOPLE."
  • 00:12:51.727 --> 00:12:53.596
  • HE SAID, "FOLLOW ME."
  • 00:12:53.696 --> 00:12:55.664
  • JESUS WILL NEVERBE A HYPOCRITE.
  • 00:12:55.764 --> 00:12:57.833
  • [applause]
  • 00:12:57.933 --> 00:12:58.868
  • PUT YOURFAITH IN CHRIST.
  • 00:12:58.968 --> 00:13:04.139
  • DON'T PUT YOURFAITH IN CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:13:04.240 --> 00:13:05.774
  • DON'T PUT YOURFAITH IN PREACHERS.
  • 00:13:05.875 --> 00:13:07.509
  • DON'T PUT YOURFAITH IN THE CHURCH.
  • 00:13:07.610 --> 00:13:09.778
  • FOLLOW CHRIST.
  • 00:13:09.879 --> 00:13:10.980
  • IT IS THE ONLY FOUNDATIONTHAT WILL SUSTAIN YOU.
  • 00:13:11.080 --> 00:13:15.017
  • LISTEN. I AM GOINGTO BE HONEST WITH YOU.
  • 00:13:15.117 --> 00:13:16.385
  • IT IS NOT EASY TOBE A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:13:16.485 --> 00:13:18.454
  • IT IS HARD.
  • 00:13:18.554 --> 00:13:19.655
  • ESPECIALLY IN THE CULTUREWE ARE LIVING IN TODAY.
  • 00:13:19.755 --> 00:13:22.791
  • HEY IF YOU WANT TO JUST GOWITH THE FLOW AND ALWAYS
  • 00:13:22.892 --> 00:13:24.860
  • BE POPULAR AND NEVER MAKEANYONE MAD YOU DON'T WANT
  • 00:13:24.960 --> 00:13:27.463
  • TO FOLLOW CHRIST.
  • 00:13:27.563 --> 00:13:28.564
  • IT IS GOING TO BE ALOT HARDER THAN THAT.
  • 00:13:28.664 --> 00:13:31.267
  • BUT IT IS WORTH IT.
  • 00:13:31.367 --> 00:13:32.968
  • IT IS WORTH ITTO FOLLOW HIM.
  • 00:13:33.068 --> 00:13:35.070
  • DON'T YOU THINK?
  • 00:13:35.170 --> 00:13:35.771
  • [applause]
  • 00:13:35.871 --> 00:13:40.576
  • YOU KNOW ITMAKES ME LAUGH.
  • 00:13:40.676 --> 00:13:41.510
  • SOMETIMES PEOPLESAY I AM A REBEL.
  • 00:13:41.610 --> 00:13:44.647
  • I DO DRUGS. I SMOKE.
  • 00:13:44.747 --> 00:13:46.115
  • I DRINK. SLEEP AROUND.
  • 00:13:46.215 --> 00:13:48.183
  • I AM A REBEL.
  • 00:13:48.284 --> 00:13:48.884
  • THAT IS NOT A REBEL.
  • 00:13:48.984 --> 00:13:49.852
  • THAT IS A CONFORMIST.
  • 00:13:49.952 --> 00:13:52.621
  • IF YOU WANT TO BECOME AREAL REBEL, BECOME A REAL
  • 00:13:52.721 --> 00:13:54.924
  • FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRISTAND YOU WILL BE THE
  • 00:13:55.024 --> 00:13:57.293
  • ULTIMATE REBEL INTHIS CULTURE TODAY.
  • 00:13:57.393 --> 00:14:00.930
  • THAT IS THE TRUTH.
  • 00:14:01.030 --> 00:14:01.597
  • [applause]
  • 00:14:01.697 --> 00:14:04.400
  • YOU DON'T EVENHAVE TO WEAR A BLACK
  • 00:14:04.500 --> 00:14:05.567
  • LEATHER JACKET BUTYOU CAN IF YOU WANT.
  • 00:14:05.668 --> 00:14:10.306
  • THE THIRD CATEGORY WE WILLCALL THEM THORNY HEARERS.
  • 00:14:10.406 --> 00:14:14.343
  • JESUS SAID, "THOSE THATFELL AMONG THE THORNS ARE
  • 00:14:14.443 --> 00:14:16.478
  • "THOSE THAT WHEN THEY HAVEHEARD THEY GO FORTH BUT
  • 00:14:16.578 --> 00:14:17.846
  • "THEY ARE CHOKED WITH THECARES AND RICHES AND
  • 00:14:17.947 --> 00:14:20.449
  • "PLEASURES OF THIS LIFE."
  • 00:14:20.549 --> 00:14:22.885
  • THIS IS THE PERSON WHOSAYS THEY WANT TO KNOW
  • 00:14:22.985 --> 00:14:24.920
  • JESUS BUT OTHER THINGSHOLD THEM BACK.
  • 00:14:25.020 --> 00:14:29.625
  • IT IS THE CARES AND THEPLEASURES OF THIS LIFE.
  • 00:14:29.725 --> 00:14:32.528
  • LISTEN. I AM GOING TOSAY SOMETHING YOU MAY
  • 00:14:32.628 --> 00:14:34.196
  • NOT NORMALLY HEARA PREACHER SAY.
  • 00:14:34.296 --> 00:14:37.599
  • SIN CAN BE FUN.AM I RIGHT?
  • 00:14:37.700 --> 00:14:42.571
  • HOW MANY OF YOUHAVE EVER SINNED?
  • 00:14:42.671 --> 00:14:43.906
  • RAISE YOUR HAND.YOU HAVE SINNED.
  • 00:14:44.006 --> 00:14:45.407
  • WOW. YOU ARE A WICKEDBUNCH OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:45.507 --> 00:14:47.042
  • WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?
  • 00:14:47.142 --> 00:14:49.445
  • OK. NOW LET'S BE HONEST.
  • 00:14:49.545 --> 00:14:50.679
  • HOW MANY OF YOU HAVEEVER HAD FUN SINNING?
  • 00:14:50.779 --> 00:14:52.581
  • RAISE YOUR HAND.
  • 00:14:52.681 --> 00:14:53.682
  • DON'T BE LYING TO ME.YOU KNOW YOU HAVE.
  • 00:14:53.782 --> 00:14:56.952
  • THE BIBLE EVEN SAYS,
  • 00:14:57.052 --> 00:14:58.253
  • "SIN IS PLEASURABLEFOR A SEASON."
  • 00:14:58.354 --> 00:15:02.124
  • THEN THEREPERCUSSIONS COME.
  • 00:15:02.224 --> 00:15:05.561
  • I AM SURE IT WOULD BEREALLY FUN TO JUMP OFF OF
  • 00:15:05.661 --> 00:15:07.663
  • THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDINGWITHOUT A PARACHUTE.
  • 00:15:07.763 --> 00:15:10.966
  • IT IS THEULTIMATE RUSH.
  • 00:15:11.066 --> 00:15:12.234
  • IT IS THEULTIMATE HIGH.
  • 00:15:12.334 --> 00:15:13.435
  • IT IS DEATH.
  • 00:15:13.535 --> 00:15:16.605
  • SO YOU ARE HAVING FUNCOMMITTING THIS SIN OR
  • 00:15:16.705 --> 00:15:18.574
  • COMMITTING THAT SIN.
  • 00:15:18.674 --> 00:15:20.075
  • THE BIBLE ACKNOWLEDGESTHERE CAN BE FUN IN IT FOR
  • 00:15:20.175 --> 00:15:22.144
  • A TIME BUT THENTHERE IS THE GUILT.
  • 00:15:22.244 --> 00:15:24.646
  • THEN THERE ISTHE EMPTINESS.
  • 00:15:24.747 --> 00:15:26.248
  • THEN THERE IS THAT DEADFEELING IN YOUR SOUL.
  • 00:15:26.348 --> 00:15:28.650
  • THEN THERE ARE THEREPERCUSSIONS BECAUSE THE
  • 00:15:28.751 --> 00:15:30.719
  • BIBLE SAYS YOU WILLREAP WHAT YOU SOW.
  • 00:15:30.819 --> 00:15:33.856
  • SO HERE IS THE THING THATWE NEED TO UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:15:33.956 --> 00:15:36.792
  • SOMETIMES PEOPLE AREHELD BACK BY THINGS.
  • 00:15:36.892 --> 00:15:39.828
  • WELL IF I BECOME ACHRISTIAN WILL I HAVE TO
  • 00:15:39.928 --> 00:15:41.230
  • GIVE ANYTHING UP. YEAH.
  • 00:15:41.330 --> 00:15:45.134
  • YOU WILL HAVE TOGIVE SOME THINGS UP.
  • 00:15:45.234 --> 00:15:47.302
  • HOW ABOUT THIS?
  • 00:15:47.403 --> 00:15:48.437
  • YOU CAN GIVE UP GOINGTO HELL TO START WITH.
  • 00:15:48.537 --> 00:15:52.007
  • [applause]
  • 00:15:52.107 --> 00:15:55.277
  • THAT IS NOTHARD TO LET GO OF.
  • 00:15:55.377 --> 00:15:57.813
  • YOU CAN GIVE UPFEELING MISERABLE.
  • 00:15:57.913 --> 00:16:00.783
  • YOU CAN GIVE UP BEINGSAD ALL OF THE TIME.
  • 00:16:00.883 --> 00:16:03.552
  • YEAH YOU CANGIVE THAT ALL UP.
  • 00:16:03.652 --> 00:16:05.354
  • LET ME TELLYOU SOMETHING.
  • 00:16:05.454 --> 00:16:06.555
  • WHATEVER YOU GIVE UP TOFOLLOW JESUS WILL BE MORE
  • 00:16:06.655 --> 00:16:08.924
  • THAN MADE UP FOR BY HIM.
  • 00:16:09.024 --> 00:16:11.994
  • IT IS GOD'S ULTIMATETRADE-IN DEAL.
  • 00:16:12.094 --> 00:16:16.398
  • WHAT IS HOLDING YOU BACK?
  • 00:16:16.498 --> 00:16:17.733
  • [swishing metal sound]
  • 00:16:17.833 --> 00:16:26.375
  • ♪♪♪♪
  • 00:16:26.475 --> 00:16:27.509
  • SEASONS PASSAND MY PRAYERS
  • 00:16:27.609 --> 00:16:29.178
  • SEEM TO GET LOSTIN THE WAITING.
  • 00:16:29.278 --> 00:16:31.046
  • ♪♪♪♪
  • 00:16:31.146 --> 00:16:35.617
  • I FEEL SO ALONE.
  • 00:16:35.717 --> 00:16:37.453
  • WHAT ARE MY TEARSAND PRAYERS WORTH?
  • 00:16:37.553 --> 00:16:39.354
  • ♪♪♪♪
  • 00:16:39.455 --> 00:16:43.192
  • HOW AM I TO COPE WHENI AM OVERWHELMED
  • 00:16:43.292 --> 00:16:45.494
  • AND FEEL HOPELESS?
  • 00:16:45.594 --> 00:16:46.995
  • ♪♪♪♪
  • 00:16:47.096 --> 00:16:51.333
  • WHO CAN I TURN TO?WHO CAN I TRUST?
  • 00:16:51.433 --> 00:16:54.002
  • ♪♪♪♪
  • 00:16:54.103 --> 00:17:16.024
  • ♪ THIS IS THE DAYTHE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS. ♪
  • 00:17:16.125 --> 00:17:23.165
  • WELCOME BACK. HERE AGAINIS GREG LAURIE.
  • 00:17:23.265 --> 00:17:26.468
  • LISTEN TO THIS.
  • 00:17:26.568 --> 00:17:28.170
  • IF YOU WANT YOUR SINFORGIVEN, IF YOU WANT TO
  • 00:17:28.270 --> 00:17:31.406
  • KNOW THAT YOU WILL GO TOHEAVEN WHEN YOU DIE, HERE
  • 00:17:31.507 --> 00:17:33.342
  • IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.
  • 00:17:33.442 --> 00:17:35.144
  • YOU NEED TO ADMITYOU ARE A SINNER.
  • 00:17:35.244 --> 00:17:37.579
  • THIS IS HARD FOR SOMEPEOPLE BECAUSE WE LIKE
  • 00:17:37.679 --> 00:17:40.282
  • TO THINK WE AREREALLY GOOD PEOPLE.
  • 00:17:40.382 --> 00:17:42.417
  • YOU KNOW YOU MAY BE ARELATIVELY GOOD PERSON.
  • 00:17:42.518 --> 00:17:45.120
  • OK. BUT YOU ARENOT GOOD ENOUGH.
  • 00:17:45.220 --> 00:17:47.256
  • BECAUSE YOU ARENOT PERFECT.
  • 00:17:47.356 --> 00:17:48.757
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "BEPERFECT AS GOD IS PERFECT."
  • 00:17:48.857 --> 00:17:51.493
  • WELL WHO IS PERFECT?ARE YOU? NO.
  • 00:17:51.593 --> 00:17:53.595
  • THAT IS WHEREJESUS COMES IN.
  • 00:17:53.695 --> 00:17:55.430
  • I AM A SINNER.
  • 00:17:55.531 --> 00:17:56.632
  • I HAVE BROKEN GOD'SCOMMANDMENTS.
  • 00:17:56.732 --> 00:17:58.133
  • I HAVE STEPPED OVER THELINES THAT GOD HAS SET IN
  • 00:17:58.233 --> 00:18:01.436
  • FRONT OF ME AND TOLDME NOT TO CROSS OVER.
  • 00:18:01.537 --> 00:18:03.472
  • I HAVE DONEWRONG THINGS.
  • 00:18:03.572 --> 00:18:04.907
  • THAT BRINGS METO POINT TWO.
  • 00:18:05.007 --> 00:18:07.342
  • TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGOJESUS CAME ON A RESCUE
  • 00:18:07.442 --> 00:18:10.412
  • OPERATION TO PLANET EARTHAND HE DIED ON THE CROSS
  • 00:18:10.512 --> 00:18:13.715
  • FOR YOUR SIN.
  • 00:18:13.815 --> 00:18:15.584
  • THAT IS WHY HE DID IT.
  • 00:18:15.684 --> 00:18:17.119
  • I LOVE THAT SCENE WE LOVEFROM THE PASSION WHERE
  • 00:18:17.219 --> 00:18:20.022
  • JESUS IS CARRYINGTHE CROSS.
  • 00:18:20.122 --> 00:18:21.790
  • HIS MOTHERCOMES TO HIM.
  • 00:18:21.890 --> 00:18:24.793
  • SON I AMHERE FOR YOU.
  • 00:18:24.893 --> 00:18:26.061
  • HE SAYS TO HER, "I MAKEALL THINGS NEW."
  • 00:18:26.161 --> 00:18:28.764
  • HE PICKS THE CROSS UPWITH A DETERMINATION
  • 00:18:28.864 --> 00:18:31.800
  • AND PRESSES ON.
  • 00:18:31.900 --> 00:18:33.001
  • THAT IS REALLY CLOSE TOWHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES.
  • 00:18:33.101 --> 00:18:36.305
  • JESUS PRESSED ON BECAUSEHE KNEW THE ONLY WAY THAT
  • 00:18:36.405 --> 00:18:40.175
  • I COULD BE FORGIVEN OR YOUCOULD BE FORGIVEN IS IF HE
  • 00:18:40.275 --> 00:18:43.145
  • WENT TO THE CROSS AND
  • 00:18:43.245 --> 00:18:44.546
  • DIED IN MY PLACEAS A SUBSTITUTION.
  • 00:18:44.646 --> 00:18:47.816
  • HE TOOK ALL OF MYSINS UPON HIMSELF.
  • 00:18:47.916 --> 00:18:50.552
  • JESUS CAME TO PAY A DEBTHE DID NOT OWE BECAUSE WE
  • 00:18:50.652 --> 00:18:54.189
  • OWE A DEBT WECOULD NOT PAY.
  • 00:18:54.289 --> 00:18:57.292
  • SO UNDERSTANDJESUS DIED FOR YOU.
  • 00:18:57.392 --> 00:18:58.927
  • THIRDLY. YOUMUST RECEIVE
  • 00:18:59.027 --> 00:19:01.797
  • CHRIST INTO YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:19:01.897 --> 00:19:03.732
  • BEING A CHRISTIAN IS NOTJUST BEING RELIGIOUS.
  • 00:19:03.832 --> 00:19:05.801
  • IT IS NOT JUSTGOING TO CHURCH.
  • 00:19:05.901 --> 00:19:08.136
  • IT IS NOT JUST DOING A
  • 00:19:08.237 --> 00:19:09.404
  • RELIGIOUS RITUALHERE AND THERE.
  • 00:19:09.504 --> 00:19:11.406
  • BEING A CHRISTIANSIMPLIFIED IS HAVING
  • 00:19:11.506 --> 00:19:13.508
  • CHRIST HIMSELF COME ANDLIVE INSIDE OF YOU.
  • 00:19:13.609 --> 00:19:16.578
  • JESUS SAYS, "I STAND ATTHE DOOR AND I KNOCK.
  • 00:19:16.678 --> 00:19:19.715
  • "IF YOU WILL HEAR MY VOICE
  • 00:19:19.815 --> 00:19:21.016
  • "AND OPEN THE DOOR,I WILL COME IN."
  • 00:19:21.116 --> 00:19:22.818
  • YOU RECEIVE HIM.
  • 00:19:22.918 --> 00:19:24.386
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "FOR ASMANY AS RECEIVED HIM, HE
  • 00:19:24.486 --> 00:19:27.322
  • "GAVE THEM THE POWER TOBECOME CHILDREN OF GOD."
  • 00:19:27.422 --> 00:19:30.259
  • SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD.
  • 00:19:30.359 --> 00:19:31.960
  • YOU HAVE TO RECEIVEHIM YOU SEE.
  • 00:19:32.060 --> 00:19:34.296
  • I CAN'T DO THAT FOR YOU.
  • 00:19:34.396 --> 00:19:35.964
  • THE PERSON WHO BROUGHT YOU
  • 00:19:36.064 --> 00:19:36.965
  • HERE TONIGHT CAN'TDO IT FOR YOU.
  • 00:19:37.065 --> 00:19:38.667
  • YOU MUST RECEIVECHRIST INTO YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:19:38.767 --> 00:19:41.036
  • THEN YOU MUSTREPENT OF YOUR SIN.
  • 00:19:41.136 --> 00:19:43.605
  • YOU SAY REPENT.
  • 00:19:43.705 --> 00:19:44.673
  • I DON'T EVEN KNOW IFI HAVE PENTED YET.
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  • WHY DO I NEED TO REPENT?
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  • REPENT MEANS TO CHANGEYOUR DIRECTION.
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  • YOU HAVE BEEN WALKINGAWAY FROM GOD.
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  • IT IS TIMETO WALK TO GOD.
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  • TURN FROM THAT SIN.
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  • TURN FROM THAT THING THAT
  • 00:19:57.386 --> 00:19:58.320
  • HOLDS YOU BACKAND FOLLOW CHRIST.
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  • THEN YOU MUSTDO IT PUBLICLY.
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  • THAT IS WHY I AM GOING TOASK YOU TO DO WHAT OVER
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  • 7.000 PEOPLE HAVE DONETHE LAST TWO NIGHTS
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  • HERE AT ANGEL STADIUM.
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  • I AM GOING TO ASK YOU IN AFEW MOMENTS TO GET UP OUT
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  • OF YOUR SEAT AND MAKE YOURWAY DOWN ON THE FIELD
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  • BEHIND THE STAGEMAKING YOUR
  • 00:20:15.237 --> 00:20:17.072
  • PUBLIC STANDFOR CHRIST.
  • 00:20:17.172 --> 00:20:18.707
  • YOU SAY GREG I DON'TWANT TO WALK DOWN THERE.
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  • IT IS TOO FAR.
  • 00:20:21.543 --> 00:20:22.477
  • HEY IT IS WORTHTHE EFFORT.
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  • WHY DO I NEED TOWALK DOWN THERE?
  • 00:20:25.714 --> 00:20:28.517
  • BECAUSE JESUS SAID, "IFYOU WILL ACKNOWLEDGE ME
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  • "BEFORE PEOPLE I WILLACKNOWLEDGE YOU BEFORE
  • 00:20:31.653 --> 00:20:34.189
  • "MY FATHER AND THEANGELS IN HEAVEN."
  • 00:20:34.289 --> 00:20:36.358
  • BUT THEN HE ADDS, "IF YOUDENY ME BEFORE PEOPLE I
  • 00:20:36.458 --> 00:20:39.294
  • "WILL DENY YOU BEFORE THEFATHER AND THE ANGELS."
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  • THIS IS A WAY TOACKNOWLEDGE CHRIST.
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  • THIS IS A WAY TO SAYHEY MAN I MEAN IT.
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  • I DON'T CARE WHO SEESBECAUSE I AM SERIOUS.
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  • THAT IS WHY I AM GOINGTO ASK YOU TO MAKE
  • 00:20:51.406 --> 00:20:53.508
  • YOUR PUBLIC STAND.
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  • YOU WILL BE ABLE TO MARKTHIS NIGHT IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • THAT IS THE NIGHT.
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  • YOUR LIFE CANCHANGE TONIGHT.
  • 00:20:59.815 --> 00:21:01.983
  • YOUR QUESTIONS CANBE ANSWERED TONIGHT.
  • 00:21:02.084 --> 00:21:04.586
  • YOUR SIN CAN BEFORGIVEN TONIGHT.
  • 00:21:04.686 --> 00:21:06.822
  • YOU CAN CHANGE YOURETERNAL ADDRESS TONIGHT
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  • BY SAYING YES TOJESUS CHRIST.
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  • I HOPE YOU WILL DO IT.
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  • THAT BRINGS METO MY LAST POINT.
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  • YOU MUST DO IT NOW.DON'T PUT IT OFF.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS "TODAY ISTHE DAY OF SALVATION."
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  • THIS IS YOUR MOMENT.
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  • YOU KNOW WHEN YOU CAME
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  • IN HERE TONIGHTYOU WERE SURPRISED.
  • 00:21:27.943 --> 00:21:29.678
  • YOU THAT ARE HEREFOR THE FIRST TIME.
  • 00:21:29.778 --> 00:21:32.514
  • YOU THOUGHT IT WAS GOINGTO BE THE WORST TIME EVER.
  • 00:21:32.614 --> 00:21:35.350
  • YOU SHOW UP AND THEREIS AMAZING MUSIC.
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  • AN OK PREACHER.
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  • YOU KNOW. YOU HAVEHAD A GOOD TIME.
  • 00:21:40.288 --> 00:21:42.557
  • BUT MORE THAN THAT.
  • 00:21:42.657 --> 00:21:44.326
  • I BET SOME OF YOU WALKEDIN HERE AND IN A STRANGE
  • 00:21:44.426 --> 00:21:46.128
  • WAY YOU FELT LIKEYOU WERE AT HOME.
  • 00:21:46.228 --> 00:21:50.031
  • YOU FELT LIKE YOUWERE WITH FAMILY.
  • 00:21:50.132 --> 00:21:52.868
  • THIS IS THE FAMILY THATHAS BEEN WAITING FOR YOU.
  • 00:21:52.968 --> 00:21:57.139
  • THE FAMILY OF GOD THATYOU CAN JOIN RIGHT NOW BY
  • 00:21:57.239 --> 00:22:01.176
  • BELIEVING IN JESUS CHRIST.
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  • DON'T SAY I WILLDO IT TOMORROW.
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  • I WILL DO IT IN A WEEK.
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  • I WILL DO IT IN A MONTH.
  • 00:22:06.481 --> 00:22:07.315
  • REMEMBER WHAT ITOLD YOU EARLIER.
  • 00:22:07.416 --> 00:22:08.817
  • EVERY TIME YOU HEAR THEGOSPEL AND SAY NO TO IT
  • 00:22:08.917 --> 00:22:11.820
  • YOUR HEART CAN GET HARDER.
  • 00:22:11.920 --> 00:22:13.922
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "HE WHO ISOFTEN REPROVED HARDENS HIS
  • 00:22:14.022 --> 00:22:16.458
  • "HEART AND HE WILL BE CUT
  • 00:22:16.558 --> 00:22:17.893
  • "OFF AND THATWITHOUT REMEDY."
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  • DON'T HARDEN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:22:20.362 --> 00:22:22.931
  • REMEMBER WHAT I SAIDIN THE BEGINNING.
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  • LISTEN. LISTEN.
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  • HE IS SPEAKING TO YOU.
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  • HE WILL FORGIVE YOU.
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  • BUT YOU MUST COME TO HIM.
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  • ♪♪♪♪
  • 00:22:38.680 --> 00:22:47.456
  • SO WHAT CHOICE AREYOU GOING TO MAKE?
  • 00:22:47.556 --> 00:22:49.057
  • WHAT DECISION ARE YOUGOING TO MAKE ABOUT
  • 00:22:49.157 --> 00:22:50.926
  • YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITHJESUS CHRIST?
  • 00:22:51.026 --> 00:22:53.161
  • PASTOR GREG LAURIE JUSTGAVE ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE
  • 00:22:53.261 --> 00:22:55.096
  • THAT WERE LISTENING ANDWATCHING AN OPPORTUNITY TO
  • 00:22:55.197 --> 00:22:57.432
  • ASK JESUS CHRIST TO COMEINTO THEIR LIFE AND
  • 00:22:57.532 --> 00:22:59.201
  • FORGIVE THEM OF THEIR SIN.
  • 00:22:59.301 --> 00:23:00.735
  • LISTEN. GOD IS CALLINGYOU RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:23:00.836 --> 00:23:03.438
  • HE IS CALLINGYOUR CELLPHONE.
  • 00:23:03.538 --> 00:23:04.406
  • WHAT DECISION AREYOU GOING TO MAKE?
  • 00:23:04.506 --> 00:23:06.141
  • I KNOW THAT THERE ARE SOMEOF YOU WATCHING THAT YOU
  • 00:23:06.241 --> 00:23:07.809
  • WANT TO GET RIGHTWITH JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:23:07.909 --> 00:23:09.177
  • SO I WANT TO GIVE YOU THATOPPORTUNITY RIGHT NOW TO
  • 00:23:09.277 --> 00:23:12.113
  • KNOW THAT YOURSIN IS FORGIVEN.
  • 00:23:12.214 --> 00:23:13.815
  • TO GO TO HEAVENWHEN YOU DIE.
  • 00:23:13.915 --> 00:23:15.083
  • TO KNOW THAT THE GUILTWOULD BE REMOVED AND THAT
  • 00:23:15.183 --> 00:23:17.118
  • GOD WOULD COMEINTO YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:23:17.219 --> 00:23:19.254
  • AND SO IF YOU WANT TO MAKETHAT DECISION WOULD YOU
  • 00:23:19.354 --> 00:23:20.989
  • PRAY WITH ME RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:23:21.089 --> 00:23:22.524
  • WE ARE GOING TO ASK JESUSCHRIST TO COME INTO OUR
  • 00:23:22.624 --> 00:23:24.726
  • LIFE AND FORGIVEUS OF OUR SIN.
  • 00:23:24.826 --> 00:23:26.661
  • SO PRAY WITH ME NOW IF YOUWOULD LIKE THOSE THINGS.
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  • IT IS DEAR JESUS I ASK YOUTO COME INTO MY LIFE.
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  • I BELIEVE THAT YOU DIEDON THE CROSS AND YOU ROSE
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  • AGAIN FROM THE DEAD.
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  • JESUS WOULD YOU BE MY GOD?
  • 00:23:38.907 --> 00:23:40.809
  • WOULD YOU BE MY SAVIOR?
  • 00:23:40.909 --> 00:23:42.277
  • WOULD YOU BEMY BEST FRIEND?
  • 00:23:42.377 --> 00:23:44.646
  • I COMMIT MYLIFE TO YOU NOW.
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  • WOULD YOU BEMY EVERYTHING?
  • 00:23:48.283 --> 00:23:50.519
  • AND HELP ME FOLLOW YOUFOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.
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  • I PRAY THIS NOWIN JESUS' NAME. AMEN.
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  • WOW. CONGRATULATIONS.
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  • IF YOU JUST PRAYED WITHME RIGHT NOW TO ASK JESUS
  • 00:24:01.029 --> 00:24:03.765
  • CHRIST TO COME INTOYOUR LIFE I HAVE ON THE
  • 00:24:03.865 --> 00:24:05.767
  • AUTHORITY OF GOD'S
  • 00:24:05.867 --> 00:24:06.768
  • WORD GOD THE RIGHTTO TELL YOU THIS.
  • 00:24:06.868 --> 00:24:08.136
  • YOUR SIN IS FORGIVEN.
  • 00:24:08.236 --> 00:24:09.771
  • GOD JUST CAME INTO YOU ANDHE IS NOW GOING TO BE WITH
  • 00:24:09.871 --> 00:24:12.841
  • YOU AND NEVER LEAVE YOU.
  • 00:24:12.941 --> 00:24:14.543
  • HE IS NEVER GOINGTO FORSAKE YOU.
  • 00:24:14.643 --> 00:24:16.678
  • THIS IS WHAT LIFEIS ALL ABOUT.
  • 00:24:16.778 --> 00:24:18.380
  • YOU HAVE MADE THE GREATEST
  • 00:24:18.480 --> 00:24:19.347
  • DECISION I PROMISEOUT OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:24:19.447 --> 00:24:21.349
  • CHOOSING TO FOLLOW JESUS.
  • 00:24:21.449 --> 00:24:23.752
  • AND SO NOW THAT YOU HAVETHIS RELATIONSHIP WITH
  • 00:24:23.852 --> 00:24:25.887
  • JESUS, NOW THAT YOU HAVESTARTED IT, NOW IT IS TIME
  • 00:24:25.987 --> 00:24:28.757
  • TO MOVE FORWARD IN THISRELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.
  • 00:24:28.857 --> 00:24:30.859
  • NOW IT IS TIME TO STARTREADING YOUR BIBLE.
  • 00:24:30.959 --> 00:24:33.762
  • THEN YOU PRAY.
  • 00:24:33.862 --> 00:24:35.163
  • THEN YOU FIND A GOODCHURCH TO GO TO.
  • 00:24:35.263 --> 00:24:37.198
  • LASTLY YOU LET SOMEBODYKNOW ABOUT THIS DECISION
  • 00:24:37.299 --> 00:24:40.368
  • YOU MADE TO FOLLOW JESUS.
  • 00:24:40.468 --> 00:24:42.203
  • WELL HEY TODAY I JUST HAVETO SAY YOU HAVE A LOT OF
  • 00:24:42.304 --> 00:24:45.240
  • DECISIONS TO MAKE.
  • 00:24:45.340 --> 00:24:46.841
  • CHOOSE TO WELL WALKFORWARD WITH JESUS.
  • 00:24:46.942 --> 00:24:50.478
  • CHOOSE TO LET SOMEBODYKNOW ABOUT WHAT YOU DID.
  • 00:24:50.579 --> 00:24:52.781
  • AND I KNOW THIS.
  • 00:24:52.881 --> 00:24:53.949
  • THAT THE GOD OF PEACE ISGOING TO BE WITH YOU.
  • 00:24:54.049 --> 00:24:55.617
  • HE IS GOING LEAD YOU ANDHE WILL NEVER FORSAKE YOU.
  • 00:24:55.717 --> 00:24:58.320
  • THANK YOU FOR WATCHINGOUR PROGRAM TODAY.
  • 00:24:58.420 --> 00:24:59.988
  • WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUTWHAT GOD IS DOING HERE AND
  • 00:25:00.088 --> 00:25:03.058
  • WHAT HE IS GOING TODO IN THE FUTURE.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU ANDHAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.
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  • [swishing metal sound]
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  • ♪♪♪♪
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  • (Unidentified male)EVERYBODY AROUND ME JUST
  • 00:25:21.776 --> 00:25:23.178
  • TELLING MECONGRATULATIONS ALREADY.
  • 00:25:23.278 --> 00:25:26.047
  • IT IS JUST OVERWHELMING.
  • 00:25:26.147 --> 00:25:27.115
  • THE WATER WAS PERFECT.
  • 00:25:27.215 --> 00:25:28.016
  • I THOUGHT IT WASGOING TO BE COLD.
  • 00:25:28.116 --> 00:25:29.351
  • (Unidentified female)I FEEL AMAZING.
  • 00:25:29.451 --> 00:25:30.318
  • I MEAN I FEELREJUVENATING, EXCITING.
  • 00:25:30.418 --> 00:25:33.588
  • JUST LIKE ADIFFERENT PERSON.
  • 00:25:33.688 --> 00:25:36.691
  • I REALLY DO.
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  • (Unidentified male)IT IS INCREDIBLE.
  • 00:25:37.726 --> 00:25:38.760
  • I MEAN I PRAYED AHEAD OFTIME THAT FROM THIS MOMENT
  • 00:25:38.860 --> 00:25:40.362
  • FORWARD I WOULDBE CHANGED.
  • 00:25:40.462 --> 00:25:41.830
  • THAT THE OLD WAYS WOULD BELAID TO REST AND WHEN I
  • 00:25:41.930 --> 00:25:44.099
  • CAME OUT OF THE WATERI OULD BE A
  • 00:25:44.199 --> 00:25:45.133
  • NEW CREATION IN CHRIST.
  • 00:25:45.233 --> 00:25:46.468
  • (Unidentified female)LIKE A TRIANGLE.
  • 00:25:46.568 --> 00:25:47.702
  • LIKE GOD IS AT THE TOP ANDWE ARE AT THE TWO CORNERS
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  • AND JUST THE CLOSER WE ARE
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  • TO HIM THE CLOSERWE GROW TOGETHER.
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  • ♪♪♪♪
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