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July 8, 2019
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Do You Want to Know a Secret?

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  • YOU KNOW JESUS SAID
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  • THAT WE ARE TO GO INTO ALL OF THE WORLD
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  • AND PREACH THE GOSPEL.
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  • WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
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  • IT MEANS GO EVERYWHERE AND REACH AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE
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  • CAN WITH THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • BUT LET ME PERSONALIZE IT FOR YOU.
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  • IT MIGHT MAKE IT A LITTLE
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  • EASIER TO WRAP YOUR MIND AROUND.
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  • GO INTO ALL OF YOUR WORLD AND PREACH THE GOSPEL.
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  • YOU KNOW WE ALL HAVE A WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN.
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  • WE ALL HAVE A SPHERE OF INFLUENCE.
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  • OUR FAMILY. OUR FRIENDS. OUR NEIGHBORS.
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  • THEY NEED TO HEAR ABOUT JESUS CHRIST.
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  • SO WE NEED TO GO INTO ALL OF OUR WORLD AND SHARE THE
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  • GOOD NEWS OF WHO JESUS IS.
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  • WHAT IS THE MESSAGE THAT WE ARE TO DELIVER?
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  • IT IS THE GOOD NEWS.
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  • THAT IS A TECHNICAL
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  • DEFINITION OF THE WORD GOSPEL.
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  • GOOD NEWS.
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  • SOMETIMES BEFORE PEOPLE CAN FULLY APPRECIATE THE
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  • GOOD NEWS QUITE FRANKLY
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  • THEY NEED TO KNOW THE BAD NEWS.
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  • BECAUSE JESUS IS NOT JUST A PLEASANT ADDITIVE TO A
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  • PERSON'S LIFE THAT WILL GIVE YOU A LITTLE MORE
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  • SPRING IN YOUR STEP AND MAKE YOUR MARRIAGE A
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  • LITTLE BIT BETTER AND MAYBE EVEN MAKE YOUR TEETH
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  • A LITTLE BIT WHITER.
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  • JESUS IS THE SAVIOR AND HE IS THE ONLY SAVIOR WHO
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  • WILL SAVE US FROM, GET READY FOR IT, HELL.
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  • I KNOW WE DON'T USE THAT
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  • WORD A LOT IN THIS DAY AND AGE.
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  • THE H WORD. BUT IT IS REAL.
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  • YOU KNOW JESUS SPOKE MORE ABOUT HELL THAN ALL OF THE
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  • OTHER PREACHERS OF THE BIBLE PUT TOGETHER.
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  • HERE IS THE BAD NEWS.
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  • WE ARE ALL SEPARATED FROM GOD BY OUR SIN.
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  • HERE IS THE BAD NEWS.
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  • ALL OF US HAVE BROKEN GOD'S COMMANDMENTS AGAIN
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  • AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.
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  • DID YOU KNOW THAT ONE SIN
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  • IS ENOUGH TO KEEP YOU OUT OF HEAVEN?
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  • TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO GOD SENT HIS SON JESUS CHRIST
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  • ON WELL A RESCUE MISSION TO WALK THIS PLANET OF
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  • OURS THAT HE CREATED BY THE WAY.
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  • HE BREATHED OUR AIR.
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  • HE LIVED OUR LIFE. HE DIED OUR DEATH.
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  • THEN HE ROSE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD.
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  • NOW HE STANDS AT THE DOOR OF EVERY HUMAN
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  • HEART AND HE KNOCKS.
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  • HE SAYS IF WE WILL HEAR HIS VOICE AND OPEN THE
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  • DOOR HE WILL COME IN.
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  • THAT IS GOOD NEWS.
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  • ESPECIALLY IN A WORLD THAT
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  • IS SO FILLED WITH BAD NEWS.
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  • GOOD NEWS IN A BAD WORLD.
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  • I WANT YOU TO JOIN ME NOW AT A STADIUM WHERE I AM
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  • HAVING THE PRIVILEGE OF SHARING THIS MESSAGE THAT
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  • I HAVE JUST TALKED ABOUT
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  • WITH YOU WITH THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.
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  • THEN AFTERWARDS I WANT TO TALK TO YOU PERSONALLY
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  • ABOUT HOW YOU CAN HAVE
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  • CHRIST COME TO LIVE INSIDE OF YOU.
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  • SO LET'S GO NOW TO THE STADIUM TOGETHER.
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  • (Phil Wickham: This is the Day) CAN YOU SEE SEE IT?
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  • LIGHT SHINES INTO THE DARKNESS 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 WHEN THE LOST ARE FOUND.
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  • THIS IS YOUR BEGINNING.
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  • AMAZING GRACE HOW SWEET THE SOUND.
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  • I CAN HEAR THE ANGELS SING.
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  • THIS IS THE DAY WHEN THE LOST ARE FOUND.
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  • THIS IS THE DAY FOR A NEW BEGINNING.
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  • AMAZING GRACE HOW SWEET THE SOUND.
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  • O CAN YOU HEAR ALL THE ANGELS ARE SINGING.
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  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS.
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  • [swishing metal sound]
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  • THANKS FOR JOINING US. THIS IS GREG LAURIE TV.
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  • AND YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE TODAY'S PROGRAM.
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  • NOW FROM SATURDAY NIGHT OF THE 2017 SO CAL HARVEST
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  • CRUSADE HERE IS GREG LAURIE.
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  • YOU KNOW EVERYONE LIKES A SECRET.
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  • IF YOU ARE IN A RESTAURANT AND MAYBE YOU ARE AT A
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  • TABLE NEXT TO SOME PEOPLE YOU HAVE NEVER MET BEFORE
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  • AND ONE OF THEM SAYS TO THE OTHER, "I AM GOING TO
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  • "TELL YOU A SECRET AND I DON'T WANT YOU TO REPEAT
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  • "IT TO ANYONE" WHAT DO YOU DO?
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  • YOU LEAN IN. RIGHT.
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  • YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW THESE PEOPLE FROM ADAM'S
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  • HOUSECAT BUT YOU WANT TO HEAR THE STINKING SECRET.
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  • BECAUSE EVERYBODY LIKES TO KNOW A SECRET.
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  • WELL LISTEN.
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  • I HAVE A SECRET I WANT TO DECLARE TO YOU TONIGHT.
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  • A SECRET THAT GOD HIMSELF SHARES WITH EACH OF US.
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  • AND IT IS THE SECRET TO HAVING A FULL AND
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  • MEANINGFUL LIFE.
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  • IT IS THE SECRET TO KNOWING WHERE YOU WILL
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  • GO IN THE AFTERLIFE.
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  • IN FACT IT IS THE VERY SECRET OF CONTENTMENT.
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  • SO HERE IS MY QUESTION FOR YOU?
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  • ARE YOU A HAPPY AND CONTENT PERSON?
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  • MAYBE YOU WOULD SAY ALMOST.
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  • I WILL BE EVENTUALLY.
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  • OR DOES IT SEEM TO YOU THAT IF YOU WERE JUST A
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  • LITTLE BIT SMARTER, A LITTLE BIT BETTER LOOKING,
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  • A LITTLE MORE SUCCESSFUL, A LITTLE MORE WEALTHY THEN
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  • YOU WOULD BE CONTENT.
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  • WELL I WANT TO TELL YOU THE STORY FROM THE BIBLE
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  • OF A MAN WHO FOUND PERFECT CONTENTMENT AND HE IS
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  • KNOWN BEST AS THE APOSTLE PAUL.
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  • HE SHARES THE SECRET WITH US.
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  • AND BY THE WAY WHEN PAUL WROTE THESE WORDS THAT I
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  • WILL READ TO YOU IN A MOMENT HE WAS NOT KICKING
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  • BACK ON A BEACH DRINKING ICED TEA.
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  • HE WAS UNDER HOUSE ARREST.
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  • HE WAS CHAINED UP.
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  • AND HE DIDN'T KNOW IF HE
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  • WOULD BE ACQUITTED OR BEHEADED.
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  • HE DID NOT KNOW WHAT HIS FUTURE WAS.
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  • HERE IS WHAT PAUL WROTE AND I WILL READ IT TO YOU
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  • FROM PHILIPPIANS CHAPTER 4. "I HAVE LEARNED HOW TO
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  • "BE CONTENT WITH WHATEVER I HAVE.
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  • "I KNOW HOW TO LIVE ON
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  • "ALMOST NOTHING OR WITH EVERYTHING.
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  • "I HAVE LEARNED THE SECRET OF LIVING IN EVERY
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  • "SITUATION WHETHER IT IS WITH A FULL STOMACH OR
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  • "WHETHER IT IS WITH LITTLE BECAUSE I CAN DO
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  • "EVERYTHING THROUGH CHRIST WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH."
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  • SEE THERE IT IS.
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  • [applause]
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  • BUT YOU SEE CONTENTMENT DOES
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  • NOT COME FROM WHAT YOU HAVE.
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  • CONTENTMENT COMES FROM WHO YOU KNOW.
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  • LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN.
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  • CONTENTMENT DOES NOT COME FROM WHAT YOU HAVE.
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  • IT COMES FROM WHO YOU KNOW.
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  • AND THE WHO I AM TALKING ABOUT IS JESUS CHRIST.
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  • IF YOU KNOW HIM YOU WILL FIND THE CONTENTMENT
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  • YOU SEEK IN LIFE.
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  • [applause]
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  • JIM CARREY A VERY SUCCESSFUL ACTOR MADE
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  • THIS STATEMENT, AND I QUOTE, "I THINK EVERYONE
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  • "SHOULD GET RICH AND FAMOUS AND DO EVERYTHING THEY
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  • "EVER DREAMED OF SO THEY
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  • "CAN SEE IT IS NOT THE ANSWER."
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  • ERIC CLAPTON ARGUABLY THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAYER OF
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  • ALL TIME SECOND MAYBE ONLY TO JIMI HENDRIX BUT HE
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  • MADE THIS STATEMENT.
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  • "I HAD EVERYTHING A MAN COULD EVER WANT.
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  • "I WAS A MILLIONAIRE.
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  • "I HAD BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN MY LIFE.
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  • "I HAD CARS, A HOUSE, A SOLID GOLD CAREER, AND
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  • A FUTURE YET ON A DAILY BASIS," ERIC CLAPTON SAID,
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  • "I WANTED TO COMMIT SUICIDE."
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  • THERE ARE SOME OF YOU
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  • HERE WHO HAVE ATTEMPTED SUICIDE.
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  • THERE ARE SOME OF YOU WHO HAVE CONTEMPLATED SUICIDE.
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  • THAT IS NEVER THE ANSWER, FRIEND.
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  • THE ANSWER IS CHRIST.
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  • THAT IS THE ONE YOU NEED.
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  • YOU ARE NOT GOING TO FIND THE ANSWER IN DRUGS.
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  • YOU ARE NOT GOING TO FIND IT IN POSSESSIONS.
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  • YOU ARE NOT GOING TO FIND IT IN A RELATIONSHIP.
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  • YOU WERE MADE TO KNOW GOD.
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  • HAVING A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.
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  • [applause]
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  • [swishing metal sound]
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  • LIFE. IT IS COMPARED TO A RACE.
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  • THE CHALLENGES. TRIALS, OPPOSITIONS, AND
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  • SEEMINGLY INSURMOUNTABLE OBSTACLES.
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  • THEY WILL COME. ADVERSITIES.
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  • GREAT AND SMALL WILL TEST US.
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  • TEST OUR METAL. OUR FAITH.
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  • BUT WE ARE OVERCOMERS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST
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  • WHO ENDURED IT ALL 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 ALL KEEP THE FAITH
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  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS
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  • WELCOME BACK. HERE AGAIN IS PASTOR GREG.
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  • YOU KNOW SOME PEOPLE SAY I HAVE TRIED THE WHOLE
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  • CHRISTIANITY THING AND
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  • IT DIDN'T WORK FOR ME. NONSENSE.
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  • CHRISTIANITY IS NOT A PRODUCT THAT WORKS FOR
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  • SOME AND DOESN'T WORK FOR OTHERS.
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  • CHRISTIANITY IS CHRIST AND IF JESUS HAS COME IN YOUR
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  • LIFE HE WILL CHANGE YOU.
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  • BUT MAYBE YOU TRIED TO DO IT ON YOUR OWN.
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  • YOU TRIED TO BE A GOOD CHRISTIAN.
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  • YOU TRIED TO BE A GOOD PERSON AND YOU FELL SHORT.
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  • THAT IS WHY PAUL SAYS I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH
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  • CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME.
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  • YOU KNOW IT IS INTERESTING.
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  • TAKE OUT THE WORD CHRIST.
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  • PUT IN ANOTHER WORD AND IT FALLS APART.
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  • HOW ABOUT THIS?
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  • I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH DRUGS AND
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  • ALCOHOL THAT STRENGTHENS ME. OH NO.
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  • DRUGS AND ALCOHOL WILL JUST MAKE YOUR
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  • PROBLEMS MUCH WORSE.
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  • HOW ABOUT THIS?
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  • I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH EDUCATION
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  • THAT STRENGTHENS ME.
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  • WELL EDUCATION IS WONDERFUL.
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  • BUT THAT WON'T ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS.
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  • I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH MONEY THAT
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  • STRENGTHENS ME.
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  • YOU CAN DO SOME THINGS THROUGH MONEY BUT YOU
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  • CAN'T DO ALL THINGS.
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  • I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH FRIENDS WHO
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  • STRENGTHEN ME. NO.
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  • EVEN YOUR FRIENDS WILL LET YOU DOWN.
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  • HOW ABOUT THIS ONE?
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  • I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH POLITICS
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  • THAT STRENGTHEN ME. NO.
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  • POLITICS WILL NOT BRING THE ANSWER.
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  • THE ANSWER IS I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH
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  • CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME.
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  • IT IS CHRIST YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • [applause]
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  • AND I LOVE HOW PAUL SAYS I CAN DO ALL
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  • THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME.
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  • THIS BRINGS A BALANCE.
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  • LISTEN. THERE IS GOD'S PART
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  • AND THERE IS MY PART.
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  • LISTEN TO THIS.
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  • THERE ARE SOME THINGS ONLY GOD CAN DO AND THERE ARE
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  • SOME THINGS ONLY YOU CAN DO.
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  • FOR INSTANCE, ONLY GOD CAN FORGIVE YOU OF YOUR SIN.
  • 00:10:15.120 --> 00:10:19.120
  • BUT ONLY YOU CAN TURN FROM THAT SIN.
  • 00:10:19.150 --> 00:10:22.210
  • ONLY GOD CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:10:22.240 --> 00:10:25.070
  • BUT ONLY YOU CAN COME TO JESUS.
  • 00:10:25.100 --> 00:10:28.040
  • AND I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO COME TO JESUS
  • 00:10:28.070 --> 00:10:30.210
  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • PAUL GOES ON AND HE SAYS MY GOD WILL SUPPLY ALL OF
  • 00:10:32.000 --> 00:10:34.180
  • YOUR NEEDS ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES AND GLORY BY
  • 00:10:34.210 --> 00:10:37.130
  • CHRIST JESUS. LISTEN.
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  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS
  • 00:10:38.260 --> 00:10:40.020
  • FOUND IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 00:10:40.050 --> 00:10:43.230
  • MAYBE YOU HAVE COME HERE TONIGHT AND YOUR MARRIAGE
  • 00:10:43.260 --> 00:10:47.080
  • IS IN TROUBLE.
  • 00:10:47.110 --> 00:10:48.100
  • IT IS FALLING APART.
  • 00:10:48.130 --> 00:10:50.020
  • I REMEMBER A FEW YEARS AGO AT ONE OF OUR HARVEST
  • 00:10:50.050 --> 00:10:51.250
  • CRUSADES A COUPLE CAME BECAUSE THEY WROTE ME AND
  • 00:10:51.280 --> 00:10:55.030
  • THEY WERE ON THE VERGE OF DIVORCE.
  • 00:10:55.060 --> 00:10:57.090
  • THEY HAD ALREADY FILED PAPERS WITH AN ATTORNEY.
  • 00:10:57.120 --> 00:11:00.170
  • AS THEY HEARD THE GOSPEL THE HUSBAND WENT FORWARD
  • 00:11:00.200 --> 00:11:03.070
  • WHEN THE INVITATION WAS EXTENDED AND HE WAS
  • 00:11:03.100 --> 00:11:06.050
  • SHOCKED TO FIND THAT TURNING AROUND RIGHT
  • 00:11:06.080 --> 00:11:08.030
  • BEHIND HIM WAS HIS WIFE.
  • 00:11:08.060 --> 00:11:10.020
  • THEY BOTH GAVE THEIR LIVES TO THE LORD AND GOD
  • 00:11:10.050 --> 00:11:12.120
  • SAVED THEIR MARRIAGE.
  • 00:11:12.150 --> 00:11:13.200
  • AND GOD CAN DO THAT FOR YOU TONIGHT.
  • 00:11:13.230 --> 00:11:15.070
  • [applause]
  • 00:11:15.100 --> 00:11:16.130
  • BUT YOU MUST COME AND SAY GOD HELP ME.
  • 00:11:16.160 --> 00:11:17.130
  • [applause]
  • 00:11:17.160 --> 00:11:21.140
  • YOU SAY WELL GREG YOU MUST HAVE ALWAYS
  • 00:11:21.170 --> 00:11:22.250
  • BEEN A RELIGIOUS PERSON LIKE THIS.
  • 00:11:22.280 --> 00:11:24.150
  • NO I CAME FROM THE MOST
  • 00:11:24.180 --> 00:11:26.170
  • NON-CHRISTIAN HOME IMAGINABLE.
  • 00:11:26.200 --> 00:11:30.230
  • I NEVER WAS TAKEN TO CHURCH.
  • 00:11:30.260 --> 00:11:33.240
  • I NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS.
  • 00:11:33.270 --> 00:11:36.160
  • MY MOM WAS A RAGING ALCOHOLIC.
  • 00:11:36.190 --> 00:11:38.240
  • AND I KIND OF STARTED FOLLOWING IN HER FOOTSTEPS
  • 00:11:38.270 --> 00:11:41.140
  • AND GETTING INTO THE PARTY SCENE AND DRINKING WITH MY
  • 00:11:41.170 --> 00:11:44.000
  • FRIENDS AND I WAS DISILLUSIONED WITH THAT.
  • 00:11:44.030 --> 00:11:46.130
  • AND THE WHOLE DRUG CULTURE WAS COMING ON STRONG.
  • 00:11:46.160 --> 00:11:48.230
  • I STARTED TAKING DRUGS
  • 00:11:48.260 --> 00:11:50.140
  • AND MY PROBLEMS JUST GOT WORSE.
  • 00:11:50.170 --> 00:11:52.090
  • IT SENT ME ON A SEARCH AND THEN I FINALLY FOUND THE
  • 00:11:52.120 --> 00:11:55.260
  • ANSWER I WAS LOOKING FOR.
  • 00:11:55.290 --> 00:11:58.020
  • THAT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:11:58.050 --> 00:12:01.000
  • AND HE IS HERE TO CHANGE YOU TONIGHT.
  • 00:12:01.030 --> 00:12:04.090
  • IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:12:04.120 --> 00:12:05.130
  • [applause]
  • 00:12:05.160 --> 00:12:11.020
  • BY THE WAY HAVE YOU HEARD OF
  • 00:12:11.050 --> 00:12:12.050
  • THE GOLDEN PLOVER?
  • 00:12:12.080 --> 00:12:15.140
  • IT IS A BIRD NATIVE TO HAWAII.
  • 00:12:15.170 --> 00:12:18.290
  • A SMART BIRD.
  • 00:12:19.020 --> 00:12:20.060
  • THE PLOVER MIGRATES IN THE SUMMER TO THE ALEUTIAN
  • 00:12:20.090 --> 00:12:22.040
  • ISLANDS THAT ARE 1.200 MILES AWAY.
  • 00:12:22.070 --> 00:12:25.090
  • THERE THEY MATE.
  • 00:12:25.120 --> 00:12:26.080
  • THEY LAY THEIR EGGS AND
  • 00:12:26.110 --> 00:12:27.120
  • THEIR LITTLE FLEDGLINGS ARE BORN.
  • 00:12:27.150 --> 00:12:29.240
  • THEN THE GOLDEN PLOVER RETURNS TO HAWAII LEAVING
  • 00:12:29.270 --> 00:12:32.290
  • THEIR FLEDGLINGS TO GROW UP ALL BY THEMSELVES.
  • 00:12:33.020 --> 00:12:36.150
  • BUT WHAT IS AMAZING IS THESE LITTLE BABY BIRDS
  • 00:12:36.180 --> 00:12:39.130
  • WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN TO
  • 00:12:39.160 --> 00:12:40.200
  • HAWAII SOMEHOW ALL FLY TO HAWAII.
  • 00:12:40.230 --> 00:12:46.180
  • I MEAN THAT IS LIKE BUILT IN GPS. AMAZING.
  • 00:12:46.210 --> 00:12:50.220
  • SO THE NEXT TIME SOMEONE CALLS YOU A BIRD BRAIN
  • 00:12:50.250 --> 00:12:53.000
  • TAKE IT AS A COMPLIMENT.
  • 00:12:53.030 --> 00:12:54.050
  • [laughter]
  • 00:12:54.080 --> 00:12:56.120
  • SO WE ARE TOLD THIS IS CALLED
  • 00:12:56.150 --> 00:12:57.220
  • THE HOMING INSTINCT.
  • 00:12:57.250 --> 00:12:59.220
  • AN ANIMAL HAS A HOMING INSTINCT.
  • 00:12:59.250 --> 00:13:01.150
  • THESE LITTLE BIRDS HAVE A HOMING INSTINCT.
  • 00:13:01.180 --> 00:13:03.230
  • LISTEN.
  • 00:13:03.260 --> 00:13:04.280
  • GOD CREATED YOU WITH A HOMING INSTINCT AS WELL.
  • 00:13:05.010 --> 00:13:08.090
  • IT IS A HOMESICKNESS FOR HEAVEN.
  • 00:13:08.120 --> 00:13:10.020
  • YOU WERE DESIGNED TO KNOW
  • 00:13:10.050 --> 00:13:11.040
  • GOD AND GO TO HEAVEN ONE DAY.
  • 00:13:11.070 --> 00:13:13.150
  • THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE LONGING FOR DEEP
  • 00:13:13.180 --> 00:13:15.010
  • DOWN INSIDE. THAT'S IT.
  • 00:13:15.040 --> 00:13:16.270
  • [applause]
  • 00:13:17.000 --> 00:13:18.080
  • YOU ARE LONGING FOR GOD.
  • 00:13:18.110 --> 00:13:21.030
  • YOU ARE LONGING FOR REAL PEACE.
  • 00:13:21.060 --> 00:13:23.280
  • YOU ARE LONGING FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF YOUR SIN.
  • 00:13:24.010 --> 00:13:26.120
  • THAT IS WHY YOU HAVE BEEN ON A QUEST EVER SINCE YOU
  • 00:13:26.150 --> 00:13:29.000
  • HAVE BEEN A LITTLE KID AND YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT
  • 00:13:29.030 --> 00:13:32.010
  • PLACE TONIGHT BECAUSE YOU CAN COME INTO THIS
  • 00:13:32.040 --> 00:13:34.220
  • RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD.
  • 00:13:34.250 --> 00:13:36.280
  • [swishing metal sound]
  • 00:13:37.010 --> 00:13:44.290
  • 00:13:45.020 --> 00:13:45.260
  • SEASONS PASS AND MY
  • 00:13:45.290 --> 00:13:47.070
  • PRAYERS SEEM TO GET LOST IN THE WAITNG.
  • 00:13:47.100 --> 00:13:48.260
  • 00:13:48.290 --> 00:13:53.260
  • I FEEL SO ALONE.
  • 00:13:53.290 --> 00:13:55.220
  • WHAT ARE MY TEARS AND PRAYERS WORTH?
  • 00:13:55.250 --> 00:13:57.090
  • 00:13:57.120 --> 00:14:01.170
  • HOW AM I TO COPE WHEN
  • 00:14:01.200 --> 00:14:02.240
  • I AM OVERWHELMED AND FEEL HOPELESS?
  • 00:14:02.270 --> 00:14:04.280
  • 00:14:05.010 --> 00:14:09.280
  • WHO CAN I TURN TO? WHO CAN I TRUST?
  • 00:14:10.010 --> 00:14:11.270
  • 00:14:12.000 --> 00:14:34.040
  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS.
  • 00:14:34.070 --> 00:14:40.220
  • WELCOME BACK. HERE AGAIN IS GREG LAURIE.
  • 00:14:40.250 --> 00:14:45.040
  • YOU KNOW MY WIFE CATHE SHE LIKES PUZZLES.
  • 00:14:45.070 --> 00:14:48.200
  • I HAVE NO IDEA WHY.
  • 00:14:48.230 --> 00:14:51.040
  • IF SHE SEES A PUZZLE ON A TABLE SHE WANTS TO STOP
  • 00:14:51.070 --> 00:14:54.010
  • AND PUT IT TOGETHER.
  • 00:14:54.040 --> 00:14:55.050
  • I SEE IT. I KEEP WALKING.
  • 00:14:55.080 --> 00:14:56.110
  • I COULD CARE LESS ABOUT PUZZLES.
  • 00:14:56.140 --> 00:14:58.220
  • BUT YOU CAREFULLY PUT THE PUZZLE TOGETHER.
  • 00:14:58.250 --> 00:15:01.130
  • SO THE OTHER NIGHT SHE WAS PUTTING A PUZZLE TOGETHER
  • 00:15:01.160 --> 00:15:04.090
  • WITH THE GRANDKIDS AND THEY GOT TO THE VERY END
  • 00:15:04.120 --> 00:15:07.150
  • AND THERE WAS A PIECE MISSING.
  • 00:15:07.180 --> 00:15:09.120
  • THERE WAS A PIECE MISSING FROM THE PUZZLE.
  • 00:15:09.150 --> 00:15:11.120
  • RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE TOO.
  • 00:15:11.150 --> 00:15:12.170
  • YOU COULDN'T MISS IT.
  • 00:15:12.200 --> 00:15:13.230
  • SO THEY ARE DOWN ON THEIR HANDS AND KNEES LOOKING
  • 00:15:13.260 --> 00:15:15.220
  • FOR THE MISSING PIECE OF THE PUZZLE.
  • 00:15:15.250 --> 00:15:18.100
  • THEY FINALLY FOUND IT IN THE CUSHION, PUT IT IN,
  • 00:15:18.130 --> 00:15:20.000
  • ANDVOILAIT WAS DONE.
  • 00:15:20.030 --> 00:15:24.010
  • LIFE IS LIKE THAT.
  • 00:15:24.040 --> 00:15:25.190
  • WE THINK IF I JUST MADE THIS MUCH MONEY AND IF I
  • 00:15:25.220 --> 00:15:28.270
  • JUST WAS MARRIED TO THIS PERSON, AND IF I HAD THIS
  • 00:15:29.000 --> 00:15:31.190
  • CAR OR IF I HAD THIS
  • 00:15:31.220 --> 00:15:33.110
  • EXPERIENCE I WOULD BE HAPPY.
  • 00:15:33.140 --> 00:15:35.120
  • WE PUT IT ALL TOGETHER AND SOMETHING IS MISSING.
  • 00:15:35.150 --> 00:15:38.250
  • I WILL TELL YOU WHAT IT IS.
  • 00:15:38.280 --> 00:15:39.270
  • IT IS CHRIST.
  • 00:15:40.000 --> 00:15:40.280
  • GOD HOLDS THE MISSING PIECE AND HE HAS
  • 00:15:41.010 --> 00:15:43.230
  • IT FOR YOU TONIGHT.
  • 00:15:43.260 --> 00:15:45.110
  • YOU NEED TO REACH OUT AND
  • 00:15:45.140 --> 00:15:46.170
  • INVITE CHRIST INTO YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:15:46.200 --> 00:15:47.260
  • [applause]
  • 00:15:47.290 --> 00:15:49.030
  • THEN YOU WILL FIND CONTENTMENT.
  • 00:15:49.060 --> 00:15:51.080
  • THEN YOU WILL FIND WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR.
  • 00:15:51.110 --> 00:15:53.280
  • BUT YOU MUST COME TO HIM AND BELIEVE.
  • 00:15:54.010 --> 00:15:57.100
  • WELL I WOULD LIKE TO DO THAT.
  • 00:15:57.130 --> 00:15:59.100
  • HOW DOES ONE ASK JESUS
  • 00:15:59.130 --> 00:16:01.160
  • CHRIST TO COME INTO THEIR LIFE?
  • 00:16:01.190 --> 00:16:03.060
  • LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY.
  • 00:16:03.090 --> 00:16:05.070
  • FIRST OF ALL YOU HAVE TO ADMIT YOU ARE A SINNER.
  • 00:16:05.100 --> 00:16:08.020
  • THAT IS HARD FOR SOME PEOPLE.
  • 00:16:08.050 --> 00:16:10.020
  • BECAUSE YOU WILL SAY WELL I AM A GOOD PERSON.
  • 00:16:10.050 --> 00:16:14.020
  • I AM NOT A SINNER.
  • 00:16:14.050 --> 00:16:15.000
  • NO. NEWS FLASH. YOU ARE A SINNER.
  • 00:16:15.030 --> 00:16:17.120
  • WELL I AM NOT AS BAD AS SOME PEOPLE.
  • 00:16:17.150 --> 00:16:19.160
  • THAT MAY BE TRUE BUT GUESS WHAT?
  • 00:16:19.190 --> 00:16:21.000
  • GOD DOES NOT GRADE ON THE CURVE.
  • 00:16:21.030 --> 00:16:24.160
  • ONE SIN IS ENOUGH TO KEEP YOU OUT OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:16:24.190 --> 00:16:27.150
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT OF
  • 00:16:27.180 --> 00:16:29.120
  • "THE GLORY OF GOD."
  • 00:16:29.150 --> 00:16:30.270
  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS, "IF YOU OFFEND IN ONE POINT OF
  • 00:16:31.000 --> 00:16:33.190
  • "THE LAW YOU ARE GUILTY OF ALL OF IT."
  • 00:16:33.220 --> 00:16:35.200
  • WE HAVE ALL SINNED.
  • 00:16:35.230 --> 00:16:37.020
  • WE HAVE BROKEN GOD'S COMMANDMENTS.
  • 00:16:37.050 --> 00:16:39.100
  • WE HAVE FALLEN SHORT OF GOD'S STANDARDS.
  • 00:16:39.130 --> 00:16:41.070
  • THERE IS A BIG GIANT WALL
  • 00:16:41.100 --> 00:16:42.220
  • THAT SEPARATES US FROM GOD.
  • 00:16:42.250 --> 00:16:44.090
  • AND YOU CAN'T GET OVER THAT WALL OR UNDER THAT
  • 00:16:44.120 --> 00:16:46.200
  • WALL THROUGH GOOD WORKS OR MORAL LIVING OR RELIGION
  • 00:16:46.230 --> 00:16:50.160
  • OR ANYTHING ELSE SO YOU ARE A SINNER.
  • 00:16:50.190 --> 00:16:53.110
  • BUT HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS.
  • 00:16:53.140 --> 00:16:55.120
  • JESUS CHRIST DIED ON THE CROSS FOR YOUR SIN AND FOR
  • 00:16:55.150 --> 00:16:58.250
  • MINE AND PAID THE PRICE FOR IT.
  • 00:16:58.280 --> 00:17:00.110
  • [applause]
  • 00:17:00.140 --> 00:17:05.130
  • THE BIBLE SAYS WHILE WE WERE YET
  • 00:17:05.160 --> 00:17:06.230
  • SINNERS CHRIST DIED FOR US.
  • 00:17:06.260 --> 00:17:10.040
  • THE APOSTLE PAUL PERSONALIZED IT AND SAID,
  • 00:17:10.070 --> 00:17:12.210
  • "HE LOVED ME AND GAVE HIMSELF FOR ME."
  • 00:17:12.240 --> 00:17:15.200
  • SO YOU HAVE TO ADMIT YOU ARE A SINNER.
  • 00:17:15.230 --> 00:17:17.130
  • YOU NEED TO RECOGNIZE THAT CHRIST DIED ON
  • 00:17:17.160 --> 00:17:19.080
  • THE CROSS FOR YOUR SIN.
  • 00:17:19.110 --> 00:17:20.150
  • AND THEN THIRDLY YOU NEED TO REPENT OF YOUR SIN.
  • 00:17:20.180 --> 00:17:23.270
  • YOU SAY WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN? REPENT.
  • 00:17:24.000 --> 00:17:25.100
  • WELL IT MEANS TO TURN AROUND.
  • 00:17:25.130 --> 00:17:28.220
  • SO YOU HAVE BEEN GOING AWAY FROM GOD. YOU DO A
  • 00:17:28.250 --> 00:17:30.210
  • U-TURN IN THE ROAD OF LIFE.
  • 00:17:30.240 --> 00:17:32.110
  • AND YOU GO TO GOD.
  • 00:17:32.140 --> 00:17:33.220
  • YOU SAY I AM SORRY FOR MY SIN.
  • 00:17:33.250 --> 00:17:36.180
  • THE BIBLE SAYS,
  • 00:17:36.210 --> 00:17:37.180
  • "GODLY SORROW PRODUCES REPENTANCE."
  • 00:17:37.210 --> 00:17:40.120
  • WHAT THAT MEANS IS YOU ARE SORRY BUT YOU ARE SORRY
  • 00:17:40.150 --> 00:17:44.000
  • ENOUGH TO STOP AND TURN FROM THAT LIFESTYLE.
  • 00:17:44.030 --> 00:17:47.030
  • YOU NEED TO REPENT.
  • 00:17:47.060 --> 00:17:48.080
  • THE BIBLE SAYS GOD HAS COMMANDED PEOPLE
  • 00:17:48.110 --> 00:17:49.230
  • EVERYWHERE TO REPENT AND TIMES OF REFRESHMENT WILL
  • 00:17:49.260 --> 00:17:54.010
  • COME FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD.
  • 00:17:54.040 --> 00:17:56.020
  • THEN YOU MUST RECEIVE CHRIST INTO YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:17:56.050 --> 00:18:00.170
  • YOU MUST SAY LORD COME AND FORGIVE ME.
  • 00:18:00.200 --> 00:18:02.240
  • I CAN'T DO THAT FOR YOU.
  • 00:18:02.270 --> 00:18:04.270
  • YOUR MOM OR DAD CAN'T DO THAT FOR YOU.
  • 00:18:05.000 --> 00:18:07.270
  • YOUR FRIEND WHO BROUGHT YOU HERE TONIGHT CAN'T DO
  • 00:18:08.000 --> 00:18:09.240
  • THAT FOR YOU. ONLY YOU CAN DO THAT.
  • 00:18:09.270 --> 00:18:12.210
  • ONLY YOU CAN SAY JESUS FORGIVE ME.
  • 00:18:12.240 --> 00:18:15.020
  • ONLY YOU CAN SAY JESUS I BELIEVE IN YOU.
  • 00:18:15.050 --> 00:18:17.200
  • AND YOU CAN DO THAT TONIGHT.
  • 00:18:17.230 --> 00:18:20.280
  • LIVES HAVE BEEN CHANGED ON THIS FIELD.
  • 00:18:21.010 --> 00:18:23.240
  • FAMILIES PUT BACK TOGETHER.
  • 00:18:23.270 --> 00:18:26.050
  • DRUG ADDICTS DELIVERED.
  • 00:18:26.080 --> 00:18:28.070
  • ALCOHOLICS SET FREE.
  • 00:18:28.100 --> 00:18:31.070
  • PEOPLE WHO WERE IN A LIFE OF CRIME COMING OUT OF IT.
  • 00:18:31.100 --> 00:18:34.070
  • AND SOME OF THESE PEOPLE
  • 00:18:34.100 --> 00:18:35.250
  • HAVE GONE ON INTO MINISTRY.
  • 00:18:35.280 --> 00:18:37.120
  • SOME ARE PASTORS OF CHURCHES.
  • 00:18:37.150 --> 00:18:39.100
  • SOME ARE MISSIONARIES.
  • 00:18:39.130 --> 00:18:40.230
  • OTHERS ARE JUST OUT THERE LIVING
  • 00:18:40.260 --> 00:18:42.230
  • AS FOLLOWERS OF JESUS.
  • 00:18:42.260 --> 00:18:44.200
  • CALIFORNIA IS A BETTER PLACE BECAUSE OF THIS.
  • 00:18:44.230 --> 00:18:47.120
  • AND YOUR LIFE WILL BE BETTER AS WELL IF YOU SAY
  • 00:18:47.150 --> 00:18:50.030
  • JESUS COME AND FORGIVE ME.
  • 00:18:50.060 --> 00:18:52.070
  • YOU WILL FIND THE CONTENTMENT YOU HAVE BEEN
  • 00:18:52.100 --> 00:18:53.270
  • SEEKING IN LIFE.
  • 00:18:54.000 --> 00:18:55.080
  • NOT IN WHAT YOU HAVE BUT IN WHO YOU KNOW.
  • 00:18:55.110 --> 00:18:57.150
  • YOU WILL FIND THAT PEACE YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR.
  • 00:18:57.180 --> 00:18:59.280
  • YOU WILL FIND THAT HAPPINESS YOU HAVE BEEN
  • 00:19:00.030 --> 00:19:02.170
  • SEEKING FOR YOUR ENTIRE LIFE.
  • 00:19:02.200 --> 00:19:04.270
  • AND BEST OF ALL YOU CAN KNOW WITH CERTAINTY THAT
  • 00:19:05.000 --> 00:19:08.150
  • WHEN YOU DIE YOU WILL GO TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:08.180 --> 00:19:13.050
  • 00:19:13.080 --> 00:19:17.050
  • MY NAME IS CARLOS.
  • 00:19:17.080 --> 00:19:18.100
  • MY BASIC DOWNFALL WAS JUST
  • 00:19:18.130 --> 00:19:20.130
  • DRINKING BEER AND SMOKING WEED.
  • 00:19:20.160 --> 00:19:22.110
  • I GOT TO A POINT WHERE I WAS JUST REALLY JUST DAY
  • 00:19:22.140 --> 00:19:25.190
  • IN AND DAY OUT THAT IS ALL
  • 00:19:25.220 --> 00:19:27.090
  • I LIVED FOR WAS SMOKING DOPE.
  • 00:19:27.120 --> 00:19:29.240
  • I GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I WAS JUST SICK AND TIRED OF
  • 00:19:29.270 --> 00:19:31.200
  • BEING SICK AND TIRED.
  • 00:19:31.230 --> 00:19:33.040
  • I WAS EMPTY.
  • 00:19:33.070 --> 00:19:34.080
  • I KNEW GOD BUT I NEVER REALLY HAD ANY
  • 00:19:34.110 --> 00:19:36.240
  • RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS.
  • 00:19:36.270 --> 00:19:38.040
  • 00:19:38.070 --> 00:19:41.110
  • A COUPLE OF YEARS LATER IN 2008 MY SON AND
  • 00:19:41.140 --> 00:19:45.060
  • HIS GIRLFRIEND INVITED MY WIFE AND MYSELF TO COME
  • 00:19:45.090 --> 00:19:49.010
  • TO THE HARVEST CRUSADE.
  • 00:19:49.040 --> 00:19:51.000
  • AND I GUESS GOD WAS TUGGING ON MY HEART AND I
  • 00:19:51.030 --> 00:19:54.000
  • KNEW THAT I DON'T KNOW WHAT DO I HAVE TO LOSE.
  • 00:19:54.030 --> 00:19:57.020
  • I DECIDED TO COME.
  • 00:19:57.050 --> 00:19:58.040
  • 00:19:58.070 --> 00:20:00.060
  • SO WHEN I DID COME HERE AND I EXPERIENCED
  • 00:20:00.090 --> 00:20:02.160
  • SOMETHING REALLY DIFFERENT.
  • 00:20:02.190 --> 00:20:04.130
  • I ALWAYS USED TO COME TO ANAHEIM STADIUM
  • 00:20:04.160 --> 00:20:06.190
  • JUST TO GET WASTED.
  • 00:20:06.220 --> 00:20:08.060
  • SO I AM THINKING HERE ARE THESE PEOPLE RAISING THEIR
  • 00:20:08.090 --> 00:20:10.030
  • ARMS AND THEY ARE HAVING SO MUCH FUN.
  • 00:20:10.060 --> 00:20:12.150
  • THEY ARE WORSHIPPING JESUS.
  • 00:20:12.180 --> 00:20:14.260
  • I AM THINKING WOW WHERE IS THE BEER MAN.
  • 00:20:14.290 --> 00:20:16.200
  • WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?
  • 00:20:16.230 --> 00:20:17.230
  • YOU KNOW I AM GOING TO THE STADIUM.
  • 00:20:17.260 --> 00:20:18.240
  • THERE IS NO BEER.
  • 00:20:18.270 --> 00:20:19.130
  • [laughing]
  • 00:20:19.160 --> 00:20:21.000
  • THAT IS IT.
  • 00:20:21.030 --> 00:20:22.090
  • IT IS BASICALLY I ANSWERED THE ALTER CALL THAT
  • 00:20:22.120 --> 00:20:26.040
  • EVENING WITH PASTOR GREG AFTER HIS MESSAGE.
  • 00:20:26.070 --> 00:20:30.020
  • AND I ACTUALLY WAS JUST
  • 00:20:30.050 --> 00:20:32.080
  • GOING DOWN WITH ALL OF THE PEOPLE.
  • 00:20:32.110 --> 00:20:34.120
  • I HAD SO MANY TEARS. I CRIED.
  • 00:20:34.150 --> 00:20:37.040
  • I NEVER CRIED THOSE TYPES OF TEARS.
  • 00:20:37.070 --> 00:20:39.210
  • WHEN I WAS GOING DOWN TO THE FIELD I WAS SOBBING
  • 00:20:39.240 --> 00:20:45.090
  • AND I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHY I WAS SOBBING.
  • 00:20:45.120 --> 00:20:47.160
  • I YOU KNOW GAVE MY LIFE TO THE LORD.
  • 00:20:47.190 --> 00:20:49.270
  • YOU KNOW YOU GOT THESE TEN STEPS WHAT HAVE YOU.
  • 00:20:50.000 --> 00:20:52.270
  • IT WAS ONE STEP FOR ME.
  • 00:20:53.000 --> 00:20:54.040
  • I DIDN'T GO BACK TO DRINKING.
  • 00:20:54.070 --> 00:20:56.180
  • I DIDN'T GO BACK TO
  • 00:20:56.210 --> 00:20:57.230
  • SMOKING FROM THAT EVENING ON.
  • 00:20:57.260 --> 00:21:00.040
  • HE JUST TRANSFORMED ME OVERNIGHT.
  • 00:21:00.070 --> 00:21:02.120
  • MY PURPOSE IS GOD'S WILL TO BE HERE AND TO ASSIST
  • 00:21:02.150 --> 00:21:05.250
  • DOWN ON THE FIELD BECAUSE EVER SINCE 2008 EVER SINCE
  • 00:21:05.280 --> 00:21:09.240
  • I HAVE FOUND THAT IS WHAT I HAVE DECIDED TO DO.
  • 00:21:09.270 --> 00:21:12.160
  • WHEN I DO COME IF I CAN'T BRING ANYBODY I SIGN UP AS
  • 00:21:12.190 --> 00:21:15.150
  • A VOLUNTEER SO THAT I CAN HELP DOWN ON THE FIELD AS
  • 00:21:15.180 --> 00:21:19.040
  • A FOLLOW-UP COUNSELOR.
  • 00:21:19.070 --> 00:21:21.280
  • AND I JUST FEEL THAT THAT'S WHAT HE WANTS ME TO DO.
  • 00:21:22.010 --> 00:21:24.130
  • IT IS A JOY.
  • 00:21:24.160 --> 00:21:25.170
  • YOU KNOW YOU CAN EXPLAIN BRIEFLY YOUR TESTIMONY
  • 00:21:25.200 --> 00:21:28.080
  • TO THE PEOPLE THAT YOU MEET AND GIVE THEM THE
  • 00:21:28.110 --> 00:21:30.170
  • FOUR POINTS YOU KNOW.
  • 00:21:30.200 --> 00:21:31.110
  • PRAY. FELLOWSHIP.
  • 00:21:31.140 --> 00:21:33.040
  • TO SHARE YOU KNOW AND JUST TO GO OUT AND LEARN MORE
  • 00:21:33.070 --> 00:21:36.140
  • ABOUT JESUS AND JUST TAKE IN MORE OF THE WORD AND
  • 00:21:36.170 --> 00:21:39.140
  • BASICALLY THAT IS HOW YOU GROW IN THIS CHRISTIAN LIFE.
  • 00:21:39.170 --> 00:21:42.000
  • 00:21:42.030 --> 00:22:12.170
  • [swishing metal sound]
  • 00:22:12.200 --> 00:22:20.220
  • (Greg Laurie) WELL WE HAVE JUST
  • 00:22:20.250 --> 00:22:21.210
  • BEEN IN A STADIUM AS YOU HAVE SEEN.
  • 00:22:21.240 --> 00:22:23.100
  • YOU HAVE SEEN PEOPLE WALKING FORWARD TO MAKE
  • 00:22:23.130 --> 00:22:26.050
  • WHAT WE CALL A PROFESSION
  • 00:22:26.080 --> 00:22:27.220
  • OF FAITH TO FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:22:27.250 --> 00:22:29.260
  • NOW WHY DO WE HAVE THEM WALK FORWARD LIKE THAT?
  • 00:22:29.290 --> 00:22:32.180
  • ANSWER: BECAUSE JESUS SAID,
  • 00:22:32.210 --> 00:22:34.120
  • "IF YOU WILL CONFESS ME OR
  • 00:22:34.150 --> 00:22:35.290
  • "ACKNOWLEDGE ME BEFORE PEOPLE, I WILL ACKNOWLEDGE
  • 00:22:36.020 --> 00:22:38.120
  • "YOU BEFORE THE FATHER IN HEAVEN."
  • 00:22:38.150 --> 00:22:40.150
  • THAT IS WHAT THESE PEOPLE ARE DOING.
  • 00:22:40.180 --> 00:22:42.240
  • IF YOU NOW THAT ARE WATCHING THIS MAYBE YOU
  • 00:22:42.270 --> 00:22:46.010
  • WOULD LIKE TO MAKE THAT SAME COMMITMENT TO CHRIST.
  • 00:22:46.040 --> 00:22:48.270
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET UP AND WALK FORWARD.
  • 00:22:49.000 --> 00:22:51.040
  • I DID HEAR A STORY OF ONE
  • 00:22:51.070 --> 00:22:52.230
  • OF OUR CRUSADES THAT WAS ON TELEVISION.
  • 00:22:52.260 --> 00:22:54.210
  • A LADY WROTE ME.
  • 00:22:54.240 --> 00:22:56.040
  • SHE SAID WHEN I WAS LEADING PEOPLE IN PRAYER
  • 00:22:56.070 --> 00:22:58.200
  • SHE CAME INTO THE FRONT ROOM AND THERE WAS HER
  • 00:22:58.230 --> 00:23:00.170
  • HUSBAND KNEELING IN FRONT OF THE COMPUTER
  • 00:23:00.200 --> 00:23:02.280
  • PRAYING THE PRAYER.
  • 00:23:03.010 --> 00:23:04.210
  • I THOUGHT THAT WAS SO INCREDIBLE.
  • 00:23:04.240 --> 00:23:06.070
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO KNEEL BEFORE YOUR TABLET
  • 00:23:06.100 --> 00:23:07.260
  • DEVICE OR YOUR COMPUTER.
  • 00:23:07.290 --> 00:23:09.100
  • YOU JUST NEED TO CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD.
  • 00:23:09.130 --> 00:23:12.040
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "WHOEVER WILL CALL UPON THE NAME OF
  • 00:23:12.070 --> 00:23:14.040
  • "THE LORD WILL BE SAVED."
  • 00:23:14.070 --> 00:23:16.060
  • THAT IS A PERFECT WORD.
  • 00:23:16.090 --> 00:23:17.160
  • SAVED. THAT IS HOW DESPERATE OUR SITUATION IS.
  • 00:23:17.190 --> 00:23:20.280
  • WE ARE LIKE A PERSON AT SEA DROWNING AND WE ARE
  • 00:23:21.010 --> 00:23:24.000
  • TRYING TO GET THE ATTENTION OF THE
  • 00:23:24.030 --> 00:23:25.150
  • LIFEGUARD TO SAVE US.
  • 00:23:25.180 --> 00:23:27.100
  • YOUR SITUATION IF YOU DON'T KNOW CHRIST IS EVEN
  • 00:23:27.130 --> 00:23:30.080
  • WORSE BECAUSE YOU ARE DROWNING IN SIN HEADED
  • 00:23:30.110 --> 00:23:33.050
  • TOWARD AN ETERNAL SEPARATION FROM GOD.
  • 00:23:33.080 --> 00:23:35.160
  • BUT IF YOU WILL CALL ON JESUS HE WILL FORGIVE YOU.
  • 00:23:35.190 --> 00:23:38.250
  • YOU SAY GREG HOW DO YOU EVEN DO THAT.
  • 00:23:38.280 --> 00:23:40.280
  • THROUGH PRAYER.
  • 00:23:41.010 --> 00:23:42.130
  • MAYBE YOU HAVE NEVER PRAYED A PRAYER BEFORE.
  • 00:23:42.160 --> 00:23:44.230
  • MAYBE YOU LEARNED LITTLE
  • 00:23:44.260 --> 00:23:45.200
  • PRAYERS WHEN YOU WERE A KID.
  • 00:23:45.230 --> 00:23:46.280
  • YOU HAVE NEVER REALLY TALKED TO GOD.
  • 00:23:47.010 --> 00:23:48.250
  • LISTEN. PRAYER IS JUST COMMUNICATING WITH GOD.
  • 00:23:48.280 --> 00:23:51.140
  • I WOULD LIKE TO LEAD YOU IN A SIMPLE PRAYER.
  • 00:23:51.170 --> 00:23:54.140
  • IF YOU WOULD PRAY THIS PRAYER AFTER ME.
  • 00:23:54.170 --> 00:23:56.130
  • YOU CAN EVEN PRAY IT OUT LOUD IF YOU WOULD LIKE.
  • 00:23:56.160 --> 00:23:59.060
  • GOD WILL HEAR THIS PRAYER.
  • 00:23:59.090 --> 00:24:00.110
  • AND LISTEN. GOD WILL ANSWER IT.
  • 00:24:00.140 --> 00:24:02.070
  • JESUS CHRIST WILL COME AND LIVE INSIDE OF YOU.
  • 00:24:02.100 --> 00:24:05.230
  • THAT IS WHAT BEING A CHRISTIAN IS.
  • 00:24:05.260 --> 00:24:07.080
  • IT IS HAVING CHRIST LIVING IN YOU.
  • 00:24:07.110 --> 00:24:10.140
  • SO I AM GOING TO PRAY THIS SIMPLE PRAYER.
  • 00:24:10.170 --> 00:24:12.230
  • IF YOU WANT YOUR SIN FORGIVEN, IF YOU WANT TO
  • 00:24:12.260 --> 00:24:15.070
  • GO TO HEAVEN WHEN YOU DIE, IF YOU WANT JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:24:15.100 --> 00:24:18.150
  • TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:24:18.180 --> 00:24:20.190
  • PRAY THIS PRAYER WITH ME. JUST PRAY THIS.
  • 00:24:20.220 --> 00:24:23.160
  • LORD JESUS I KNOW THAT I AM A SINNER.
  • 00:24:23.190 --> 00:24:27.070
  • BUT I KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE SAVIOR WHO DIED
  • 00:24:27.100 --> 00:24:29.210
  • ON THE CROSS FOR ME.
  • 00:24:29.240 --> 00:24:31.240
  • I AM SORRY FOR MY SIN. I TURN FROM MY SIN.
  • 00:24:31.270 --> 00:24:36.070
  • I CHOOSE TO FOLLOW YOU FROM THIS MOMENT FORWARD.
  • 00:24:36.100 --> 00:24:40.120
  • THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME AND CALLING ME.
  • 00:24:40.150 --> 00:24:43.090
  • IN JESUS' NAME I PRAY. AMEN.
  • 00:24:43.120 --> 00:24:46.290
  • MAYBE AS YOU JUST PRAYED THAT PRAYER YOU FELT
  • 00:24:47.020 --> 00:24:49.040
  • SOMETHING EMOTIONAL.
  • 00:24:49.070 --> 00:24:51.130
  • MAYBE YOU FELT NOTHING AT ALL.
  • 00:24:51.160 --> 00:24:52.240
  • BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT IF YOU PRAYED THAT
  • 00:24:52.270 --> 00:24:54.230
  • PRAYER AND MEANT IT, GOD HAS JUST FORGIVEN YOU
  • 00:24:54.260 --> 00:24:57.070
  • OF ALL OF YOUR SIN.
  • 00:24:57.100 --> 00:24:59.140
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "IF WE "WILL CONFESS OUR SIN, GOD
  • 00:24:59.170 --> 00:25:02.180
  • "IS FAITHFUL TO FORGIVE US OUR SIN AND
  • 00:25:02.210 --> 00:25:04.180
  • "CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS."
  • 00:25:04.210 --> 00:25:07.040
  • LET ME BE THE FIRST TO SAY GOD BLESS YOU AND
  • 00:25:07.070 --> 00:25:09.060
  • WELCOME TO THE FAMILY OF GOD.
  • 00:25:09.090 --> 00:25:11.180
  • AND UNTIL NEXT TIME I PRAY THAT YOU WILL
  • 00:25:11.210 --> 00:25:14.010
  • WALK CLOSELY WITH HIM.
  • 00:25:14.040 --> 00:25:18.070
  • 00:25:18.100 --> 00:25:22.100
  • (Unidentified male) EVERYBODY AROUND ME JUST
  • 00:25:22.130 --> 00:25:24.090
  • TELLING ME CONGRATULATIONS ALREADY.
  • 00:25:24.120 --> 00:25:26.080
  • IT IS JUST OVERWHELMING.
  • 00:25:26.110 --> 00:25:27.240
  • THE WATER WAS PERFECT.
  • 00:25:27.270 --> 00:25:28.240
  • I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE COLD.
  • 00:25:28.270 --> 00:25:30.020
  • (Unidentified female) I FEEL AMAZING.
  • 00:25:30.050 --> 00:25:31.010
  • I MEAN I FEEL REJUVENATING, EXCITING.
  • 00:25:31.040 --> 00:25:34.090
  • JUST LIKE A DIFFERENT PERSON.
  • 00:25:34.120 --> 00:25:36.030
  • I REALLY DO.
  • 00:25:36.060 --> 00:25:38.060
  • (Unidentified male) IT IS INCREDIBLE.
  • 00:25:38.090 --> 00:25:39.100
  • I MEAN I PRAYED AHEAD OF TIME THAT FROM THIS MOMENT
  • 00:25:39.130 --> 00:25:41.010
  • FORWARD THAT I'D BE CHANGED.
  • 00:25:41.040 --> 00:25:42.250
  • THAT THE OLD WAYS WOULD BE LAID TO REST AND THAT WHEN I
  • 00:25:42.280 --> 00:25:44.280
  • CAME OUT OF THE WATER THAT I'D BE A
  • 00:25:45.010 --> 00:25:45.280
  • NEW CREATION IN CHRIST.
  • 00:25:46.010 --> 00:25:47.040
  • (Unidentified female) IT'S LIKE A TRIANGLE.
  • 00:25:47.070 --> 00:25:48.120
  • LIKE GOD IS AT THE TOP AND WE ARE AT THE TWO CORNERS
  • 00:25:48.150 --> 00:25:51.090
  • AND JUST THE CLOSER WE ARE
  • 00:25:51.120 --> 00:25:52.240
  • TO HIM THE CLOSER WE GROW TOGETHER.
  • 00:25:52.270 --> 00:25:54.270
  • 00:25:55.000 --> 00:26:03.060
  • HEY EVERYBODY PASTOR GREG HERE WITH SOME
  • 00:26:03.090 --> 00:26:05.070
  • THOUGHTS ON WORSHIP. LISTEN.
  • 00:26:05.100 --> 00:26:06.280
  • WORSHIP IS NOT JUST CLOSING YOUR EYES AND
  • 00:26:07.010 --> 00:26:10.010
  • SINGING SOME SONGS AND PRAYING,
  • 00:26:10.040 --> 00:26:12.000
  • THOUGH THAT IS WORSHIP.
  • 00:26:12.030 --> 00:26:14.030
  • WORSHIP IS NOT JUST LIFTING YOUR HANDS.
  • 00:26:14.060 --> 00:26:16.190
  • IT IS EXTENDING A HELPING HAND TO SOMEONE IN NEED.
  • 00:26:16.220 --> 00:26:19.290
  • WORSHIP IS NOT JUST CLOSING YOUR EYES.
  • 00:26:20.020 --> 00:26:22.080
  • IT IS OPENING YOUR EYES TO A LOST AND HURTING WORLD
  • 00:26:22.110 --> 00:26:25.280
  • THAT NEEDS TO HEAR THE MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:26:26.010 --> 00:26:28.110
  • WORSHIP IS SERVICE.
  • 00:26:28.140 --> 00:26:30.110
  • PAUL SAYS THAT WE SHOULD PRESENT OUR BODIES AS AN
  • 00:26:30.140 --> 00:26:32.230
  • ACCEPTABLE ACT OF WORSHIP.
  • 00:26:32.260 --> 00:26:36.020
  • WHEN I HELP SOMEONE, WHEN I REACH OUT TO SOMEONE,
  • 00:26:36.050 --> 00:26:39.260
  • WHEN I FLIP A BURGER I CAN
  • 00:26:39.290 --> 00:26:41.220
  • DO THAT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.
  • 00:26:41.250 --> 00:26:43.130
  • WHEN I FRAME A HOUSE I
  • 00:26:43.160 --> 00:26:44.230
  • CAN DO THAT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.
  • 00:26:44.260 --> 00:26:46.180
  • WHEN I SING A SONG I CAN
  • 00:26:46.210 --> 00:26:48.110
  • DO THAT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.
  • 00:26:48.140 --> 00:26:50.050
  • WHEN I PREACH A SERMON I CAN DO IT FOR GOD'S GLORY.
  • 00:26:50.080 --> 00:26:53.110
  • THE BIBLE SAYS DO
  • 00:26:53.140 --> 00:26:54.160
  • EVERYTHING FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.
  • 00:26:54.190 --> 00:26:56.280
  • SO BE A WORSHIPPER TODAY.
  • 00:26:57.010 --> 00:27:00.100
  • 00:27:00.130 --> 00:27:16.120