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July 29, 2019
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  • (Phil Wickham: This is the Day) CAN YOU 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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  • (Unidentified female) TAKE A LOOK AT
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  • THIS BILLBOARD RIGHT HERE.
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  • IT SHOWS EVANGELIST GREG LAURIE HOLDING A BIBLE.
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  • (Unidentified male) WHEN I READ THIS
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  • I JUST FLIPPED OUT.
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  • (Unidentified female) A VERY DISTURBING STORY
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  • THAT GREG LAURIE HAS BEEN FORCED TO
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  • TAKE DOWN A SERIES OF BILLBOARDS.
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  • (Unidentified males) YOU OUGHT TO TRY
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  • BEING IN THE CHRISTIAN WORLD.
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  • IT DOESN'T SAY
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  • HOLY BIBLE OR ANYTHING. IT IS JUST A BLACK BOOK.
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  • THESE PEOPLE ARE OUT OF THEIR MINDS
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  • WHY IS EVERYONE SO SENSITIVE
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  • AND OFFENDED BY THE BIBLE?
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  • THERE IS SO MUCH GOOD THAT COMES OUT OF CHRISTIANITY.
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  • WHY IS IT ALL OF A SUDDEN OFFENSIVE TO EVEN
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  • REFERENCE THIS BOOK?
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  • INSTEAD OF BEING OFFENDED BY IT MAYBE MORE PEOPLE OUGHT TO
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  • READ IT AND SEE WHAT IT HAS TO SAY.
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  • (Unidentified people) WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS
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  • ABOUT THE BIBLE?
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  • IT'S A BOOK. IT IS A RELIGIOUS BOOK.
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  • RELIGION IS EVERYONE'S OWN BUSINESS.
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  • I MEAN IT IS NOT MY RELIGION.
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  • I DON'T BELIEVE IN IT BUT I RESPECT IT.
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  • I NEVER REALLY GIVE IT A THOUGHT.
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  • I JUST KIND OF LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT RELIGION.
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  • I FEEL LIKE THIS THING HAS BEEN MISGUIDED.
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  • I FEEL LIKE IT HAS DIVIDED PEOPLE.
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  • I DON'T REALLY SEE A LOT OF GOOD IN IT ANYMORE.
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  • IF SOMEBODY BELIEVES IN GOD HE SHOULD
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  • AND IF HE DOESN'T IT IS OKAY.
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  • (Greg Laurie) LISTEN. THE BIBLE
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  • IS THE UNCOMPROMISING WORD OF GOD.
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  • GOD USES THE BIBLE TO HEAL MARRIAGES.
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  • GOD USES THE BIBLE TO CURE THE ADDICTED.
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  • GOD USES THE BIBLE TO MELT THE HARDENED HEART.
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  • GOD USES THE BIBLE TO COMFORT THE BEREAVED.
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  • GOD USES THE BIBLE TO GIVE HOPE TO THE HOPELESS.
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  • THAT IS WHY I BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE BECAUSE THE
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  • BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD.
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  • [applause]
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  • THIS IS THE BOOK.
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  • [applause]
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU BROUGHT A BIBLE WITH
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  • YOU TONIGHT? GRAB YOUR BIBLE.
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  • HOLD YOUR BIBLE UP.
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  • WE ARE NOT ASHAMED OF THE WORD Of GOD.
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  • THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN SENT TO US FROM HEAVEN, GIVEN
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  • TO US IN A BOOK, AND EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO
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  • KNOW ABOUT GOD IS RIGHT HERE IN THE BIBLE.
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  • NO WONDER PEOPLE DON'T WANT IT DISPLAYED ON A
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  • BILLBOARD OR ANYWHERE ELSE.
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  • BUT HERE IS THE BOTTOM LINE.
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  • GOD HAS GIVEN US A MESSAGE THAT WE ALL NEED TO HEAR
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  • TONIGHT THAT WE ARE GOING TO GET FROM THIS BOOK.
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  • SO WHY DON'T WE START WITH A WORD OF PRAYER AND
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  • COMMIT THIS TO THE LORD.
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  • FATHER, WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR THE POWER OF YOUR WORD.
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  • WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR THE WAY THAT
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  • IT HAS CHANGED OUR LIVES.
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  • WE PRAY NOW THAT YOU WILL SPEAK THROUGH YOUR WORD AS
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  • WE OPEN IT TOGETHER AND WE
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  • ASK THIS IN JESUS NAME. AMEN.
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  • IT IS GOOD TO SEE ALL OF YOU FOR THE 29TH ANNUAL
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  • HARVEST CRUSADE. 29 YEARS.
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  • CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?
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  • [applause]
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  • THE TITLE OF MY MESSAGE TONIGHT
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  • IS THE POWER OF THE BIBLE.
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  • YOU KNOW THIS WHOLE BILLBOARD BIBLE
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  • CONTROVERSY IS INTERESTING TO ME BECAUSE IT WAS ABOUT
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  • A BILLBOARD THAT WE HAD WHICH WAS REALLY OUR
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  • POSTER THAT SHOWS ME BASICALLY JUST HOLDING UP
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  • A BIBLE AND THAT WAS OFFENSIVE TO PEOPLE.
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  • SO IT WAS TAKEN DOWN ON A FEW BILLBOARDS, BUT THE
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  • GOOD NEWS IS IT BECAME A NATIONAL NEWS STORY AND I
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  • WAS ABLE TO TALK ABOUT THE BIBLE ALL OVER AMERICA.
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  • AND I THINK THE FACT THAT PEOPLE SAY THE IMAGE OF A
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  • BIBLE IS OFFENSIVE SPEAKS OF THE POWER OF THE BIBLE.
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  • I MEAN IF YOU THINK THE BIBLE IS FILLED WITH MYTHS
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  • OR MADE UP STORIES OR IS FULL OF CONTRADICTIONS,
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  • WHAT DO YOU CARE IF I BELIEVE IN IT?
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  • WHAT DO YOU CARE IF I EVEN HOLD IT UP?
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  • THE FACT THAT SOMEONE WOULD SAY YOU "YOU CAN'T
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  • HOLD THAT BOOK UP TO ME" IT IS ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF
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  • THE POWER OF THE MESSAGE THAT IS IN THIS BOOK.
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  • [applause]
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  • IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME JUST TAKE A
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  • BIBLE OUT SOME TIME, LIKE WHEN YOU'RE ON AN AIRPLANE
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  • AND YOU'RE IN THAT MIDDLE SEAT IN COACH, YOU KNOW,
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  • THE SEAT FROM HELL AND PEOPLE ARE RIGHT NEXT TO YOU.
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  • I MEAN REACH INTO YOUR BRIEFCASE AND PULL OUT
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  • THIS BIBLE AND PEOPLE MIGHT BE ALARMED.
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  • IT'S LIKE YOU PULLED A RATTLESNAKE OUT OF
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  • A BAG OR SOMETHING.
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  • YOU KNOW THEY'RE AFRAID IT'S GOING TO ATTACK THEM.
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  • RIGHT. GET IT OFF ME!
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  • SORRY, IT'S A LIVING BIBLE.
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  • IT'S VERY ACTIVE AND ALIVE.
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  • NO, BUT THE THING IS PEOPLE RECOGNIZE WHAT
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  • THIS BOOK REPRESENTS.
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  • THE FIRST TIME I SAW THE POWER OF THE BIBLE I
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  • WAS A BRAND-NEW CHRISTIAN.
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  • I'D JUST GIVEN MY LIFE TO JESUS ON MY HIGH SCHOOL
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  • CAMPUS AND SO SOMEONE RECOGNIZED ME AND THEY
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  • SAID, YELLED TO ME ACROSS
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  • THE CAMPUS, "BROTHER GREG!"
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  • AND I'M THINKING, "YOU'RE NOT MY BROTHER.
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  • WHY ARE YOU YELLING MY NAME?"
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  • "BROTHER GREG!"
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  • I DIDN'T LIKE BEING CALLED "BROTHER GREG" BY THE WAY.
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  • "BRO! BRO!"
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  • I SAID "YEAH." "HOW YOU DOIN', BRO?"
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  • AND I THOUGHT, "IF YOU'RE MY BROTHER, YOU'RE A
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  • BROTHER FROM A DIFFERENT MOTHER BECAUSE I DON'T
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  • EVEN KNOW YOU." AND HE SAYS, "BRO, I SAW THAT YOU
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  • ACCEPTED CHRIST THE OTHER DAY." I SAID, "YEAH, SO?"
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  • HE SAID, "BRO, YOU NEED A BIBLE." OH, OKAY.
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  • "NO, YOU NEED A BIBLE, BRO, AND I WANT TO GIVE
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  • YOU MINE." AND HE GIVES ME MAYBE THE UGLIEST BIBLE
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  • I'VE EVER SEEN.
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  • IT WAS ALL BEAT UP AND IT HAD TWO POPSICLE STICKS
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  • GLUED TOGETHER IN THE SHAPE OF A CROSS.
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  • I'M LIKE, "THANK YOU.
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  • ALL RIGHT." AND THEN I WALKED OFF AND I SHOVED IT
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  • INTO THE POCKET OF MY COAT BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT
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  • ANYONE TO SEE ME CARRYING A BIBLE.
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  • REMEMBER I'M A BRAND-NEW CHRISTIAN.
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  • SO I WOULD SEE MY OLD FRIENDS THAT I USED TO DO
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  • DRUGS WITH ALL THE TIME SINCE I GAVE MY LIFE TO
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  • JESUS, SO THEY WONDERED WHERE I HAD BEEN BECAUSE I
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  • HAD STAYED OUT OF CONTACT WITH THEM.
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  • SO I WALK IN THE HOUSE WHERE WE WOULD NORMALLY
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  • GET HIGH EVERY DAY AT LUNCH TIME AT SCHOOL.
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  • AND AS I STARTED TO WALK IN THE HOUSE I THOUGHT I
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  • CAN'T TAKE THIS POPSICLE STICK BIBLE IN THERE.
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  • SO I LITERALLY HID IT IN THE BUSHES IN FRONT OF MY
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  • FRIEND'S HOUSE AND I WALKED IN.
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  • SO MY FRIEND SAID, "LAURIE, HOW YOU DOING?"
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  • I SAID "FINE." HE SAID, "WHERE YOU BEEN?"
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  • I SAID, "NOWHERE." AND GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT IS
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  • SPEAKING IN MY HEART AND HE'S SAYING TO ME "TELL
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  • THEM ABOUT JESUS" AND I'M SAYING "NO WAY." SO THEY
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  • SAID, "HEY MAN, WE JUST GOT SOME WEED IN.
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  • YOU WANT TO SMOKE SOME WEED?"
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  • I SAID "NO." "YOU DON'T WANT TO?"
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  • "I DON'T WANT TO." AND THEN SUDDENLY THE FRONT
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  • DOOR OPENS AND IN WALKS THE MOTHER OF ONE OF THE
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  • GUYS HOLDING UP MY BIBLE.
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  • SHE SAYS, "WHO DOES THIS BELONG TO?"
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  • EVERY EYE IN THE ROOM GOES TO THE BIBLE WITH THE
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  • POPSICLE STICKS IN THE SHAPE OF A CROSS THEN
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  • THEY ALL LOOK AT ME.
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  • SOMEHOW THEY KNEW THERE WAS A CONNECTION.
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  • AND I THOUGHT, WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH THIS WOMAN?
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  • SHE HAS KIDS DOING DRUGS IN HER HOUSE AND SHE'S
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  • FREAKING OUT ABOUT A BIBLE?
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  • WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
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  • "WHO DOES THIS BELONG TO?" SHE SAYS.
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  • I SAID "THAT'S MINE" AND ONE OF MY FRIENDS SAID
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  • "WHAT IS THAT, GREG?"
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  • I SAID "IT'S A BIBLE." "A WHAT?"
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  • "A BIBLE." "WHAT?"
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  • "A BIBLE! B-I-B-L-E.
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  • IT'S A BIBLE." ONE OF THEM SAID, "OH, PRAISE THE
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  • LORD BROTHER GREG.
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  • ARE YOU GOING TO BE A
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  • CHRISTIAN NOW AND CARRY A BIBLE?"
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  • I SAID "NO, I'M GOING TO HIT YOU IN THE MOUTH THAT
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  • WHAT I'M GOING TO DO." SEE, I HADN'T READ
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  • 1 CORINTHIANS 13 YET.
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  • I HADN'T READ ANY OF THE BIBLE YET, AND THEY ALL
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  • BEGAN TO MAKE FUN OF ME AND LAUGH AT ME AND I
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  • REALIZED RIGHT THERE OKAY I DON'T WANT TO HANG OUT
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  • WITH THESE GUYS ANYMORE, AND I ALSO REALIZED THE
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  • POWER OF THE WORD OF GOD AND FROM THAT DAY FORWARD
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  • I PROUDLY CARRIED THIS BIBLE AND I'M NOT ASHAMED
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  • OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.
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  • [applause]
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  • [swishing metal sound]
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  • SEASONS PASS AND MY PRAYERS SEEM TO GET
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  • LOST IN THE WAITING.
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  • I FEEL SO ALONE.
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  • WHAT ARE MY TEARS AND PRAYERS WORTH?
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  • HOW AM I TO COPE WHEN I AM OVERWHELMED
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  • AND FEEL HOPELESS?
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  • WHO CAN I TURN TO? WHO CAN I TRUST?
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  • THIS IS THE DAY THE DAY WHEN LIFE BEGINS.
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  • TAKE OUT YOUR CELL PHONE FOR A MOMENT.
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  • JUST TAKE IT OUT.
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  • I SAW SOME OF YOU TURNING THE FLASHLIGHT ON AND
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  • THAT'S A GREAT THING TO DO.
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  • BUT YOU KNOW, WE CARRY THESE PHONES WITH US
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  • EVERYWHERE WE GO, RIGHT?
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  • YOU EVER DRIVE OUT OF YOUR HOUSE AND
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  • FORGET YOUR CELL PHONE?
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  • WHAT DO YOU DO?
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  • OH, YOU GO BACK HOME AND GET YOUR CELL PHONE.
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  • IT'S ALMOST A FEELING OF TERROR, ISN'T IT?
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  • I DON'T HAVE MY CELL PHONE.
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  • PEOPLE LOOK AT THEIR CELL PHONES ALL THE TIME.
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  • WHEN YOU STAND IN LINES NOW NOBODY TALKS
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  • TO ANYONE ANYMORE.
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  • EVERYONE JUST STARES AT THEIR CELL PHONE.
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  • I'VE SEEN PEOPLE WALK ACROSS BUSY INTERSECTIONS
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  • WITH MULTIPLE LANES GOING EACH WAY
  • 00:11:14.050 --> 00:11:16.160
  • LOOKING AT THEIR PHONE.
  • 00:11:16.190 --> 00:11:17.250
  • I'M LIKE PEOPLE, WHAT IF A CAR RUNS A RED LIGHT?
  • 00:11:17.280 --> 00:11:21.110
  • AND HERE'S MY QUESTION TO YOU: WHAT IF WE TREATED
  • 00:11:21.140 --> 00:11:24.130
  • OUR BIBLE LIKE WE TREAT OUR CELL PHONE?
  • 00:11:24.160 --> 00:11:28.210
  • [applause]
  • 00:11:28.240 --> 00:11:31.170
  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT
  • 00:11:31.200 --> 00:11:32.280
  • ON THEIR CELL PHONE?
  • 00:11:33.010 --> 00:11:34.040
  • THEY'RE LOOKING AT SOCIAL MEDIA.
  • 00:11:34.070 --> 00:11:39.080
  • AMERICAN ADULTS SPEND ELEVEN HOURS A DAY
  • 00:11:39.110 --> 00:11:41.030
  • LISTENING TO, READING, OR WATCHING SOCIAL MEDIA.
  • 00:11:41.060 --> 00:11:44.240
  • HERE'S MY QUESTION FOR YOU: WHAT IF YOU HAD YOUR
  • 00:11:44.270 --> 00:11:47.140
  • FACE IN THE BOOK AS MUCH AS YOU LOOK AT FACEBOOK?
  • 00:11:47.170 --> 00:11:53.060
  • BECAUSE YOU'LL FIND ANSWERS HERE.
  • 00:11:53.090 --> 00:11:55.160
  • LISTEN, GOD DOES NOT OWN AN IPHONE, BUT HE IS
  • 00:11:55.190 --> 00:11:59.010
  • MY FAVORITE CONTACT.
  • 00:11:59.040 --> 00:12:01.120
  • GOD IS NOT ON FACEBOOK, BUT HE IS MY BEST FRIEND.
  • 00:12:01.150 --> 00:12:06.080
  • GOD DOESN'T USE TWITTER, BUT I FOLLOW HIM.
  • 00:12:06.110 --> 00:12:10.210
  • GOD IS NOT CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET, BUT I AM
  • 00:12:10.240 --> 00:12:13.070
  • CONNECTED TO HIM AND HIS CUSTOMER SERVICE IS OUT
  • 00:12:13.100 --> 00:12:17.030
  • OF THIS WORLD.
  • 00:12:17.060 --> 00:12:18.010
  • HE'S ONLINE 24 HOURS A DAY.
  • 00:12:18.040 --> 00:12:20.150
  • HE TAKES EVERY CALL AND HE NEVER PUTS ME ON HOLD.
  • 00:12:20.180 --> 00:12:24.160
  • [applause]
  • 00:12:24.190 --> 00:12:28.290
  • I'VE TALKED A LOT ABOUT THE BIBLE.
  • 00:12:29.020 --> 00:12:30.180
  • LET'S TALK ABOUT THE MESSAGE OF THE BIBLE.
  • 00:12:30.210 --> 00:12:33.060
  • WELL, YOU SAY, "THAT COULD BE A VERY LONG MESSAGE."
  • 00:12:33.090 --> 00:12:34.260
  • YES, IT COULD BE, BUT LET ME SUMMARIZE IT.
  • 00:12:34.290 --> 00:12:37.200
  • IF I WERE TO CHOOSE ONE VERSE IN THE BIBLE THAT
  • 00:12:37.230 --> 00:12:41.220
  • SUMS UP THE MESSAGE CONTAINED THEREIN, WHAT
  • 00:12:41.250 --> 00:12:45.150
  • VERSE DO YOU THINK I WOULD CHOOSE?
  • 00:12:45.180 --> 00:12:47.280
  • I WOULD CHOOSE JOHN 3:16.
  • 00:12:48.010 --> 00:12:51.140
  • I THINK IT SUMS IT UP AS WELL AS ANYTHING.
  • 00:12:51.170 --> 00:12:54.180
  • JOHN 3:16, JESUS SAID IT, "FOR GOD SO LOVED THE
  • 00:12:54.210 --> 00:12:58.280
  • WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT
  • 00:12:59.010 --> 00:13:02.060
  • WHOSOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE
  • 00:13:02.090 --> 00:13:05.160
  • EVERLASTING LIFE." THAT IS THE MESSAGE OF THE BIBLE.
  • 00:13:05.190 --> 00:13:10.140
  • THAT GOD LOVES YOU.
  • 00:13:10.170 --> 00:13:11.270
  • [applause]
  • 00:13:12.000 --> 00:13:16.040
  • SOONER OR LATER WE ALL GET AROUND TO
  • 00:13:16.070 --> 00:13:17.180
  • ASKING THE BIG QUESTIONS OF LIFE LIKE WHY AM I
  • 00:13:17.210 --> 00:13:20.120
  • HERE, WHAT IS THE MEANING OF MY LIFE,
  • 00:13:20.150 --> 00:13:23.260
  • WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I DIE?
  • 00:13:23.290 --> 00:13:25.260
  • THE BIBLE ANSWERS ALL THOSE QUESTIONS AND MORE.
  • 00:13:25.290 --> 00:13:28.280
  • LET ME TACKLE A COUPLE OF THEM.
  • 00:13:29.010 --> 00:13:30.160
  • WHY ARE YOU HERE? WHY ARE YOU ON THIS EARTH?
  • 00:13:30.190 --> 00:13:34.110
  • MODERN SOCIETY TELLS US THAT OUR PROBLEM IS A
  • 00:13:34.140 --> 00:13:36.250
  • LACK OF SELF-ESTEEM.
  • 00:13:36.280 --> 00:13:39.010
  • SO WE HAVE TO FIND WAYS TO BUILD OUR SELF-ESTEEM UP.
  • 00:13:39.040 --> 00:13:42.220
  • BUT THEN SCIENTISTS TELL US THAT WE REALLY DON'T
  • 00:13:42.250 --> 00:13:44.160
  • MATTER BECAUSE WE'RE SIMPLY EVOLVED AMOEBAS,
  • 00:13:44.190 --> 00:13:48.060
  • SPECKS OF DUST IN A VAST EMPTY UNIVERSE.
  • 00:13:48.090 --> 00:13:52.270
  • SO WE'RE CAUGHT BETWEEN THE PSYCHOLOGISTS WHO TELL
  • 00:13:53.000 --> 00:13:55.060
  • US WE NEED MORE SELF-ESTEEM AND THE
  • 00:13:55.090 --> 00:13:57.080
  • SCIENTISTS WHO TELL US WE'RE NOTHING.
  • 00:13:57.110 --> 00:14:01.140
  • LET ME TELL YOU WHAT GOD SAYS.
  • 00:14:01.170 --> 00:14:02.200
  • GOD SAYS HE CREATED YOU. GOD SAYS HE LOVES YOU.
  • 00:14:02.230 --> 00:14:07.130
  • GOD SAYS HE HAS A PLAN FOR YOU.
  • 00:14:07.160 --> 00:14:09.110
  • YOUR LIFE IS NOT AN ACCIDENT.
  • 00:14:09.140 --> 00:14:12.120
  • IT HAS MEANING AND PURPOSE.
  • 00:14:12.150 --> 00:14:16.280
  • IT WAS MENTIONED EARLIER THAT I WAS CONCEIVED
  • 00:14:17.010 --> 00:14:19.150
  • OUT OF WEDLOCK. I WAS NOT PLANNED.
  • 00:14:19.180 --> 00:14:22.200
  • I COULD VERY EASILY SAY I GUESS I WASN'T
  • 00:14:22.230 --> 00:14:24.260
  • SUPPOSED TO BE HERE.
  • 00:14:24.290 --> 00:14:26.200
  • NO, MY LIFE WAS PLANNED BY GOD JUST LIKE YOUR LIFE IS.
  • 00:14:26.230 --> 00:14:30.180
  • HE LOVES ME, HE HAS A PLAN FOR ME, AND WHAT IS THAT PLAN?
  • 00:14:30.210 --> 00:14:34.240
  • MANY PEOPLE SPEND THEIR LIVES CHASING AFTER THINGS
  • 00:14:34.270 --> 00:14:38.270
  • THAT DON'T FILL THE HOLE INSIDE OF THEM.
  • 00:14:39.000 --> 00:14:42.060
  • LISTEN, YOUR LIFE IS LIKE A PUZZLE.
  • 00:14:42.090 --> 00:14:45.040
  • HOW MANY OF YOU LIKE PUZZLES?
  • 00:14:45.070 --> 00:14:46.260
  • RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU LIKE TO PUT PUZZLES
  • 00:14:46.290 --> 00:14:48.120
  • TOGETHER. I AM NOT ONE OF YOU.
  • 00:14:48.150 --> 00:14:51.080
  • [laughter]
  • 00:14:51.110 --> 00:14:52.260
  • I'M IMPRESSED BY YOU, BUT I'M NOT ONE OF YOU.
  • 00:14:52.290 --> 00:14:55.140
  • MY WIFE IS A PUZZLE PERSON.
  • 00:14:55.170 --> 00:14:58.000
  • IF WE'RE WALKING ALONG AND SHE SEES A PUZZLE ON THE
  • 00:14:58.030 --> 00:15:00.030
  • TABLE, SHE STOPS AND SAYS, "OH, I WANT TO PUT THE
  • 00:15:00.060 --> 00:15:02.220
  • PUZZLE TOGETHER." I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING I WOULD
  • 00:15:02.250 --> 00:15:05.200
  • RATHER DO LESS THAN PUT A PUZZLE TOGETHER.
  • 00:15:05.230 --> 00:15:08.280
  • AND YOU KNOW, LIFE IS A LOT LIKE A PUZZLE.
  • 00:15:09.010 --> 00:15:11.090
  • WE THINK IF I HAD THESE THINGS HAPPEN THEN I'LL BE
  • 00:15:11.120 --> 00:15:15.080
  • A FULFILLED PERSON.
  • 00:15:15.110 --> 00:15:16.190
  • YOU KNOW, IF I GET X, Y AND Z, IF I GRADUATE FROM
  • 00:15:16.220 --> 00:15:20.120
  • THIS COLLEGE AND I GET THIS CAREER AND I MARRY
  • 00:15:20.150 --> 00:15:23.080
  • THIS PERSON AND WE HAVE THE JUST PERFECT AMOUNT OF
  • 00:15:23.110 --> 00:15:28.010
  • KIDS TOGETHER AND WE HAVE JUST THE PERFECT DOG AND
  • 00:15:28.040 --> 00:15:31.010
  • THE PERFECT LIFE, EVERYTHING IS FINE.
  • 00:15:31.040 --> 00:15:33.000
  • SO WE PUT ALL OF THESE THINGS IN THEIR PLACE, BUT
  • 00:15:33.030 --> 00:15:35.220
  • THERE'S SOMETHING MISSING.
  • 00:15:35.250 --> 00:15:37.130
  • COMING BACK TO PUZZLES, THE OTHER DAY MY WIFE
  • 00:15:37.160 --> 00:15:40.040
  • FINISHED A PUZZLE, MY WIFE IS NAMED CATHE AND
  • 00:15:40.070 --> 00:15:42.150
  • IT WAS ALL DONE. THERE WAS ONE PIECE LEFT.
  • 00:15:42.180 --> 00:15:45.040
  • SHE SAID, "GREG, I CAN'T FIND THE LAST PIECE OF THE
  • 00:15:45.070 --> 00:15:48.010
  • PUZZLE." SO WE WERE LITERALLY ON OUR HANDS AND
  • 00:15:48.040 --> 00:15:51.010
  • KNEES ON THE FLOOR TRYING TO FIND THIS MISSING PIECE
  • 00:15:51.040 --> 00:15:54.040
  • OF THE PUZZLE. I FINALLY FOUND IT.
  • 00:15:54.070 --> 00:15:56.250
  • SO THAT'S US IN LIFE, YOU KNOW WE GET ALL THESE
  • 00:15:56.280 --> 00:15:58.290
  • THINGS IN PLACE AND WE SAY "I CAN'T FIND THE LAST
  • 00:15:59.020 --> 00:16:01.210
  • PIECE OF THE PUZZLE." MEANWHILE UP IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:16:01.240 --> 00:16:04.070
  • GOD IS SAYING, "HELLO, IT'S RIGHT HERE. THE
  • 00:16:04.100 --> 00:16:10.150
  • MISSING PIECE OF THE PUZZLE IS A RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:16:10.180 --> 00:16:13.290
  • WITH ME THROUGH MY SON JESUS CHRIST WHO DIED ON
  • 00:16:14.020 --> 00:16:18.030
  • THE CROSS FOR YOUR SIN AND ROSE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD."
  • 00:16:18.060 --> 00:16:22.060
  • [applause]
  • 00:16:22.090 --> 00:16:24.110
  • AND IF YOU WILL ASK JESUS CHRIST TO COME
  • 00:16:24.140 --> 00:16:26.230
  • INTO YOUR LIFE, YOUR PUZZLE WILL BE COMPLETED.
  • 00:16:26.260 --> 00:16:30.030
  • [applause]
  • 00:16:30.060 --> 00:16:33.090
  • LISTEN, THE LAST THING GOD IN HEAVEN
  • 00:16:33.120 --> 00:16:35.170
  • WANTS IS FOR ANY MAN OR WOMAN CREATED IN HIS IMAGE
  • 00:16:35.200 --> 00:16:38.210
  • TO SPEND ETERNITY SEPARATED FROM HIM IN THIS
  • 00:16:38.240 --> 00:16:42.000
  • HORRIBLE PLACE CALLED HELL.
  • 00:16:42.030 --> 00:16:44.070
  • GOD DID NOT CREATE HELL FOR PEOPLE.
  • 00:16:44.100 --> 00:16:47.260
  • GOD CREATED HELL FOR THE DEVIL AND HIS ANGELS.
  • 00:16:47.290 --> 00:16:51.240
  • IN FACT, GOD POURED HIS
  • 00:16:51.270 --> 00:16:53.250
  • JUDGEMENT ON JESUS ON THE CROSS.
  • 00:16:53.280 --> 00:16:56.050
  • HE DIED IN OUR PLACE SO I DON'T HAVE TO GO TO HELL.
  • 00:16:56.080 --> 00:16:59.230
  • BUT LISTEN, IF YOU END UP IN THIS HORRIBLE PLACE ONE
  • 00:16:59.260 --> 00:17:02.100
  • DAY YOU WILL HAVE NO ONE TO BLAME BUT YOURSELF.
  • 00:17:02.130 --> 00:17:05.040
  • GOD DID NOT SEND YOU THERE, YOU SENT YOURSELF
  • 00:17:05.070 --> 00:17:08.010
  • THERE BY REJECTING HIS OFFER OF FORGIVENESS THAT
  • 00:17:08.040 --> 00:17:11.200
  • IS ON THE TABLE AND AVAILABLE TO YOU TONIGHT
  • 00:17:11.230 --> 00:17:15.220
  • THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:17:15.250 --> 00:17:16.250
  • TAKE THIS OFFER.
  • 00:17:16.280 --> 00:17:20.130
  • [applause]
  • 00:17:20.160 --> 00:17:21.280
  • DON'T BE AFRAID OF THIS BOOK.
  • 00:17:22.010 --> 00:17:24.080
  • DON'T BE AFRAID OF JESUS. RUN TO JESUS.
  • 00:17:24.110 --> 00:17:27.250
  • HE'S THE ONE YOU'RE SEARCHING FOR.
  • 00:17:27.280 --> 00:17:30.090
  • HE'S THE ONE YOU'RE LONGING FOR DEEP DOWN INSIDE.
  • 00:17:30.120 --> 00:17:34.160
  • LISTEN, JESUS DID NOT COME TO THIS EARTH TO MAKE OUR
  • 00:17:34.190 --> 00:17:38.010
  • LIVES A LITTLE BETTER.
  • 00:17:38.040 --> 00:17:40.010
  • JESUS DID NOT COME TO IMPROVE OUR LIVES.
  • 00:17:40.040 --> 00:17:43.160
  • JESUS CHRIST CAME TO THIS EARTH TO SAVE OUR LIVES,
  • 00:17:43.190 --> 00:17:48.260
  • AND HE'LL DO THAT FOR YOU IF YOU'LL BELIEVE IN HIM.
  • 00:17:48.290 --> 00:17:52.160
  • OH LISTEN, YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN YOU'LL HAVE THAT
  • 00:17:52.190 --> 00:17:56.000
  • HOLE IN YOUR HEART FILLED.
  • 00:17:56.030 --> 00:17:57.160
  • YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN YOU'LL FIND THAT MISSING
  • 00:17:57.190 --> 00:18:00.160
  • PIECE OF THE PUZZLE.
  • 00:18:00.190 --> 00:18:01.260
  • YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN, YOU'LL HAVE THIS PEACE
  • 00:18:01.290 --> 00:18:04.180
  • THAT GOD PROMISES.
  • 00:18:04.210 --> 00:18:06.270
  • IF YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN, YOU'LL FIND THE HAPPINESS
  • 00:18:07.000 --> 00:18:09.220
  • AND JOY YOU'VE BEEN SEEKING AFTER.
  • 00:18:09.250 --> 00:18:12.000
  • BUT LISTEN, FRIEND, THOSE ARE THE FRINGE BENEFITS.
  • 00:18:12.030 --> 00:18:15.090
  • THE BEST THING OF ALL, IF YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN,
  • 00:18:15.120 --> 00:18:17.270
  • YOU WON'T GO TO HELL.
  • 00:18:18.000 --> 00:18:19.210
  • YOU WILL GO TO HEAVEN AND YOU HAVE GOD'S WORD ON IT,
  • 00:18:19.240 --> 00:18:23.050
  • AND THAT'S THE BIGGEST DEAL OF ALL.
  • 00:18:23.080 --> 00:18:26.000
  • [applause]
  • 00:18:26.030 --> 00:18:30.040
  • THE BIBLE, THE USER'S MANUAL OF LIFE
  • 00:18:30.070 --> 00:18:32.130
  • TELLS YOU HAVE YOUR SIN FORGIVEN.
  • 00:18:32.160 --> 00:18:35.180
  • THE BIBLE, THE USER'S MANUAL OF LIFE TELLS YOU
  • 00:18:35.210 --> 00:18:38.220
  • HOW TO FIND MEANING AND PURPOSE IN THIS LIFE.
  • 00:18:38.250 --> 00:18:41.290
  • SO YOU SAY, "ALL RIGHT, WHAT IF I WANT TO
  • 00:18:42.020 --> 00:18:44.020
  • BELIEVE IN JESUS?
  • 00:18:44.050 --> 00:18:45.110
  • WHAT IF I WANT MY SIN FORGIVEN?
  • 00:18:45.140 --> 00:18:47.200
  • WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?"
  • 00:18:47.230 --> 00:18:49.260
  • LISTEN, IF YOU'VE NOT REALLY LISTENED TO
  • 00:18:49.290 --> 00:18:51.170
  • ANYTHING ELSE I'VE SAID, LISTEN FOR A MOMENT.
  • 00:18:51.200 --> 00:18:54.110
  • NUMBER ONE: YOU HAVE TO ADMIT YOU'RE A SINNER.
  • 00:18:54.140 --> 00:18:56.270
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT OF
  • 00:18:57.000 --> 00:19:00.230
  • THE GLORY OF GOD." YOU SAY, "WELL GREG, OKAY
  • 00:19:00.260 --> 00:19:03.210
  • MAYBE I'M A SINNER, BUT I'M NOT AS BAD AS THE
  • 00:19:03.240 --> 00:19:05.160
  • PERSON SITTING NEXT TO ME WHO HAPPENS TO BE MY
  • 00:19:05.190 --> 00:19:08.120
  • HUSBAND OR WIFE OR MY PARENTS OR MY KIDS." HEY,
  • 00:19:08.150 --> 00:19:12.010
  • THAT MAY BE TRUE, BUT ONE SIN IS ENOUGH TO KEEP
  • 00:19:12.040 --> 00:19:16.150
  • YOU OUT OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:16.180 --> 00:19:18.180
  • WE'VE ALL SINNED AND THE BIBLE SAYS "IF YOU OFFEND
  • 00:19:18.210 --> 00:19:21.010
  • IN ONE POINT OF THE LAW, YOU'RE GUILTY OF ALL OF
  • 00:19:21.040 --> 00:19:23.040
  • IT." SO WE'RE SEPARATED FROM GOD BY OUR SIN.
  • 00:19:23.070 --> 00:19:26.080
  • NUMBER TWO: RECOGNIZE THAT JESUS CHRIST DIED ON
  • 00:19:26.110 --> 00:19:29.020
  • THE CROSS FOR YOU.
  • 00:19:29.050 --> 00:19:31.160
  • THAT'S WHY HE WENT TO THE CROSS AND DIED BECAUSE
  • 00:19:31.190 --> 00:19:34.160
  • SOMEONE HAD TO BE A SUBSTITUTE.
  • 00:19:34.190 --> 00:19:37.170
  • SOMEONE HAD TO STAND IN THE GAP.
  • 00:19:37.200 --> 00:19:40.040
  • SOMEONE HAD TO TAKE THE JUDGEMENT OF
  • 00:19:40.070 --> 00:19:44.050
  • GOD ON HIMSELF.
  • 00:19:44.080 --> 00:19:45.100
  • SO INSTEAD OF YOU TAKING IT OR ME TAKING IT, JESUS
  • 00:19:45.130 --> 00:19:48.190
  • ABSORBED THE WRATH OF GOD AND HE DIED IN OUR PLACE.
  • 00:19:48.220 --> 00:19:52.190
  • JESUS SAID, "GREATER LOVE HAS NO MAN THAN THIS THAT
  • 00:19:52.220 --> 00:19:55.170
  • HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR OUR SINS." AND THAT'S WHAT
  • 00:19:55.200 --> 00:19:59.180
  • HE DID FOR US.
  • 00:19:59.210 --> 00:20:01.010
  • I ALREADY QUOTED JOHN 3:16 "FOR GOD SO LOVED THE
  • 00:20:01.040 --> 00:20:04.060
  • WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT
  • 00:20:04.090 --> 00:20:08.010
  • WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE
  • 00:20:08.040 --> 00:20:10.130
  • EVERLASTING LIFE." NUMBER THREE: YOU MUST REPENT
  • 00:20:10.160 --> 00:20:12.290
  • OF YOUR SIN.
  • 00:20:13.020 --> 00:20:14.230
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "REPENT AND BE CONVERTED AND TIMES
  • 00:20:14.260 --> 00:20:18.020
  • OF REFRESHMENT WILL COME FROM THE PRESENCE OF GOD."
  • 00:20:18.050 --> 00:20:21.030
  • IT'S INTERESTING, THE WORD "REPENT" IS A MILITARY TERM.
  • 00:20:21.060 --> 00:20:24.090
  • IT MEANS AN ABOUT-FACE WHERE YOU JUST TURN AROUND.
  • 00:20:24.120 --> 00:20:28.000
  • SO INSTEAD OF RUNNING FROM GOD, YOU RUN TO GOD, BUT
  • 00:20:28.030 --> 00:20:31.050
  • YES YOU NEED TO TURN FROM YOUR SIN AND COME TO CHRIST.
  • 00:20:31.080 --> 00:20:35.210
  • NUMBER FOUR: YOU MUST RECEIVE CHRIST
  • 00:20:35.240 --> 00:20:38.030
  • INTO YOUR LIFE AS YOUR SAVIOR AND LORD.
  • 00:20:38.060 --> 00:20:41.030
  • BEING A CHRISTIAN IS NOT JUST GETTING YOURSELF A BIBLE.
  • 00:20:41.060 --> 00:20:45.000
  • BEING A CHRISTIAN IS NOT JUST SHOWING UP
  • 00:20:45.030 --> 00:20:47.160
  • IN CHURCH ON SUNDAY.
  • 00:20:47.190 --> 00:20:49.020
  • BEING A CHRISTIAN IS NOT MERELY BELIEVING IN A CREED.
  • 00:20:49.050 --> 00:20:53.230
  • BEING A CHRISTIAN IS SIMPLIFIED IS HAVING
  • 00:20:53.260 --> 00:20:55.290
  • CHRIST HIMSELF COME AND TAKE RESIDENCE
  • 00:20:56.020 --> 00:20:58.150
  • INSIDE OF YOU.
  • 00:20:58.180 --> 00:21:00.270
  • JESUS SAYS, "BEHOLD, I STAND AT THE DOOR, AND I
  • 00:21:01.000 --> 00:21:03.120
  • KNOCK; IF YOU'LL HEAR MY VOICE AND OPEN THE DOOR I
  • 00:21:03.150 --> 00:21:06.070
  • WILL COME IN." ONLY YOU CAN OPEN THE DOOR OF YOUR
  • 00:21:06.100 --> 00:21:11.040
  • LIFE TO JESUS.
  • 00:21:11.070 --> 00:21:13.170
  • I CAN'T DO IT FOR YOU.
  • 00:21:13.200 --> 00:21:15.210
  • SOMEONE WHO IS WITH YOU TONIGHT CAN'T DO IT FOR YOU.
  • 00:21:15.240 --> 00:21:18.130
  • YOUR PARENTS CAN'T DO IT FOR YOU.
  • 00:21:18.160 --> 00:21:20.190
  • YOUR HUSBAND OR WIFE CAN'T DO IT FOR YOU.
  • 00:21:20.220 --> 00:21:23.130
  • YOU HAVE TO SAY YES TO JESUS.
  • 00:21:23.160 --> 00:21:25.220
  • YOU KNOW, SOME OF YOU ARE KIDS HERE TONIGHT.
  • 00:21:25.250 --> 00:21:27.170
  • YOU'RE VERY YOUNG, BUT YOU'RE UNDERSTANDING
  • 00:21:27.200 --> 00:21:29.220
  • WHAT I'M SAYING.
  • 00:21:29.250 --> 00:21:31.210
  • I REMEMBER I HAD A CONVERSATION WITH
  • 00:21:31.240 --> 00:21:32.260
  • DR. JAMES DOBSON.
  • 00:21:32.290 --> 00:21:34.120
  • I THINK YOU ALL KNOW HIM. WONDERFUL GODLY MAN.
  • 00:21:34.150 --> 00:21:37.100
  • I SAID, "DR. DOBSON,
  • 00:21:37.130 --> 00:21:39.040
  • HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU BECAME A CHRISTIAN?"
  • 00:21:39.070 --> 00:21:42.150
  • HE SAID, "FOUR YEARS OLD." I SAID, "NO WAY, REALLY?"
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  • HE SAYS, "FOUR YEARS OLD." I THOUGHT WHAT DID HE
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  • STRUGGLE WITH AT THAT POINT?
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  • LIKE CANDY AND TOYS.
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  • I MEAN, YOU KNOW, FOUR YEARS OLD AND HE GAVE
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  • HIS LIFE TO JESUS AND HE'S WALKED WITH THE LORD
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  • EVER SINCE THEN.
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  • THERE COULD BE SOME VERY YOUNG PERSON HERE
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  • TONIGHT LISTENING TO ME.
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  • YOU'RE SEVEN YEARS OLD, YOU'RE EIGHT YEARS OLD,
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  • NINE YEARS OLD, BUT YOU'RE
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  • UNDERSTANDING WHAT I'M SAYING.
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  • YOU'RE UNDERSTANDING I NEED JESUS.
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  • YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT.
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  • BUT I MIGHT BE TALKING TO SOMEBODY ELSE WHO IS 80
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  • YEARS OLD, 70 YEARS OLD.
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  • YOU'RE SAYING, "WELL, IT'S TOO LATE FOR ME, GREG.
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  • YOU CAN'T TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS." WELL BUDDY,
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  • YOU'RE NOT A DOG AND THESE ARE NOT TRICKS.
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  • THIS IS CALLED SALVATION
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  • AND IT'S AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE.
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  • [applause]
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  • EVERYONE. YOUNG PEOPLE, OLD PEOPLE,
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  • MEN, WOMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS.
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  • EVERYBODY NEEDS JESUS.
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  • YOU MUST ASK CHRIST TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE.
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  • THEN YOU MUST DO IT PUBLICLY.
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  • YOU KNOW THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE COME ON THIS
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  • FIELD BEHIND THE STAGE HERE AT ANGEL STADIUM AND
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  • MADE A PUBLIC
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  • COMMITMENT TO CHRIST. THOUSANDS.
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  • BUT YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THERE'S JOY IN
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  • HEAVEN OVER ONE SINNER THAT COMES TO REPENTANCE
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  • JUST ONE.
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  • THIS IS ABOUT YOU AND JESUS.
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  • NOT JUST YOU AS A PART OF A CROWD.
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  • THIS IS YOU FINDING WHAT YOU'VE BEEN
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  • LOOKING FOR IN LIFE.
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  • YOU MUST DO IT PUBLICLY AND LASTLY,
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  • YOU MUST DO IT NOW.
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  • DO IT NOW; NOT TOMORROW NIGHT, NOT SUNDAY NIGHT,
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  • NOT A WEEK FROM NOW, NOT A MONTH FROM NOW.
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  • RIGHT NOW. BECAUSE THE
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  • BIBLE SAYS TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION.
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  • HEY EVERYONE THANKS FOR
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  • WATCHING OUR PROGRAM TODAY.
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  • LET ME JUST SAY TO YOU IF YOU HAVE NOT ASKED JESUS
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  • CHRIST TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE TO BE YOUR PERSONAL
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  • SAVIOR AND LORD YOU CAN DO IT RIGHT NOW.
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  • SO IF YOU WOULD PLEASE, PRAY THIS PRAYER AFTER ME.
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  • YOU MIGHT EVEN PRAY IT OUT LOUD.
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  • LET'S PRAY.
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  • LORD JESUS, I KNOW THAT I AM A SINNER.
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  • BUT YOU DIED ON THE CROSS FOR MY SIN AND SHED YOUR
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  • BLOOD FOR ALL THE WRONGS I HAVE DONE.
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  • I AM SORRY FOR MY SIN. I TURN FROM IT NOW.
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  • I ASK YOU TO COME INTO MY LIFE AND BE MY SAVIOR AND
  • 00:24:07.060 --> 00:24:10.110
  • MY LORD. BE MY GOD AND BE MY FRIEND.
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  • THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME AND ACCEPTING ME
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  • AND FORGIVING ME.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME I PRAY. AMEN.
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  • LISTEN. IF YOU JUST
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  • PRAYED THAT PRAYER AND MEANT IT I WANT
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  • YOU TO KNOW ON THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE
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  • THAT CHRIST HIMSELF HAS JUST COME TO TAKE
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  • RESIDENCE IN YOUR HEART.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "THESE THINGS WE WRITE TO YOU
  • 00:24:31.280 --> 00:24:33.150
  • THAT BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF THE SON OF GOD, THAT
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  • YOU MAY KNOW THAT YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE."
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  • YOU CAN KNOW IT RIGHT NOW.
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  • LISTEN. IF YOU WOULD
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  • LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR MINISTRY OR
  • 00:24:41.170 --> 00:24:43.040
  • IF WE ARE DOING AN EVANGELIST OUTREACH
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  • IN YOUR AREA YOU CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE.
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  • IT IS GREGLAURIE.TV.
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  • AGAIN GREGLAURIE.TV.
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  • I HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN SOON.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU. AND THANKS FOR TUNING IN.
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  • EVERYBODY AROUND ME JUST
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  • TELLING ME CONGRATULATIONS ALREADY.
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  • IT'S JUST OVERWHELMING.
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  • THE WATER WAS PERFECT.
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  • I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE COLD.
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  • I FEEL AMAZING.
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  • I FEEL REJUVINATING, EXCITING, JUST LIKE A
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  • DIFFERENT PERSON. I REALLY DO.
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  • YEAH, IT'S INCREDIBLE.
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  • I PRAYED AHEAD OF TIME THAT FROM THIS MOMENT
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  • FORWARD I'D BE CHANGED THAT THE OLD WAYS WOULD BE
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  • LAID REST AND THAT WHEN I CAME OUT OF THE WATER THAT
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  • I'D BE A NEW CREATION IN CHRIST.
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  • IT'S LIKE A TRIANGLE.
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  • LIKE GOD IS AT THE TOP AND WE'RE AT THE TWO CORNERS
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  • AND JUST THE CLOSER WE ARE TO HIM, THE CLOSER
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  • WE GROW TOGETHER.
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  • I FEEL BRAND NEW.
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  • I FEEL REFRESHED IN MY SPIRIT.
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  • I FEEL SO HAPPY FULL OF JOY THAT OLD LEO THAT GOT
  • 00:25:46.060 --> 00:25:48.260
  • DUNKED IS DEAD. THIS IS A FRESH NEW LEO.
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  • THERE'S NO CONDEMNATION RIGHT FOR THOSE THAT ARE
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  • IN CHRIST JESUS SO I'M EXCITED.
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  • IT'S TRUE THAT IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED
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  • THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH.
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  • BUT LET'S BE HONEST, OVER TIME THIS WORLD
  • 00:26:10.260 --> 00:26:12.130
  • HAS BEEN IN A DOWNWARD SPIRAL.
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  • THIS WORLD, AMERICA, IS IN NEED OF A CHANGE;
  • 00:26:14.160 --> 00:26:17.010
  • IN NEED OF HELP. IT'S IN NEED OF HOPE.
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  • IT WON'T COME FROM A CAPED CRUSADER,
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  • A SUPERHERO OR A MASKED MAN.
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  • THE TRUE CHANGE WILL COME
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  • FROM SOMEONE LIKE YOU AND ME.
  • 00:26:24.080 --> 00:26:25.230
  • A WORLD CHANGER IS SOMEONE THAT SEES THE PROBLEMS
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  • IN OUR CULTURE AND WANTS TO BRING SOLUTIONS.
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  • A WORLD CHANGER IS SOMEONE READY TO LIVE OUT
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  • THE CHRISTIAN LIFE AND SHOW WHAT IT MEANS
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  • TO BE A FOLLOWER OF JESUS.
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  • A WORLD CHANGER IS SOMEONE WHO IS PREPARED TO BRING
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  • THE GOSPEL WITHOUT SHAME TO THOSE THEY
  • 00:26:38.160 --> 00:26:40.090
  • COME INTO CONTACT WITH.
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  • A WORLD CHANGER IS SOMEONE WHO WOULD PUT THEIR FAITH
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  • INTO ACTION AND TAKE RISKS FOR GOD'S GLORY.
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  • ARE YOU READY TO BE A WORLD CHANGER?
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