Jesus The Stone Mason | TBN

Jesus The Stone Mason

Watch Jesus The Stone Mason
October 10, 2020
57:30

Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller is a weekly program that helps people live meaningful lives.

Closed captions

Jesus The Stone Mason

Show timecode
Hide timecode
  • male announcer: From nowthrough the end of the year,
  • 00:00:09.426 --> 00:00:10.760
  • we're inviting you to activelyparticipate in our living legacy
  • 00:00:10.794 --> 00:00:14.697
  • as we commemorate the past,celebrate the present,
  • 00:00:14.731 --> 00:00:18.101
  • and commission the futureof "Hour of Power."
  • 00:00:18.134 --> 00:00:21.504
  • Our East Gate Legacy Walkwill transport guests
  • 00:00:21.538 --> 00:00:24.674
  • through the first 50 yearsof our broadcast
  • 00:00:24.707 --> 00:00:27.444
  • and into the next as they enterthe Shepherd's Grove
  • 00:00:27.477 --> 00:00:30.346
  • Presbyterian Church campusfrom the east side.
  • 00:00:30.380 --> 00:00:33.917
  • Featuring 12 pillars flanked byplaques that tell the story
  • 00:00:33.950 --> 00:00:37.187
  • of our journey and 500 stonesengraved with the names
  • 00:00:37.220 --> 00:00:40.857
  • of those who supportthe ministry,
  • 00:00:40.890 --> 00:00:42.892
  • we believe the East Gate projectwill inspire hope
  • 00:00:42.926 --> 00:00:45.528
  • for future generations.
  • 00:00:45.562 --> 00:00:47.964
  • Today, we're offering youa once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
  • 00:00:47.997 --> 00:00:51.634
  • to become part of this uniquetribute to God's faithfulness.
  • 00:00:51.668 --> 00:00:55.672
  • For your generous donationof $1.000 or more,
  • 00:00:55.705 --> 00:00:58.741
  • we will honor you by inscribinga 12-by-24-inch stone to be
  • 00:00:58.775 --> 00:01:03.012
  • inlayed in the walkway,features your name or the name
  • 00:01:03.046 --> 00:01:06.683
  • of your family, the year youbegan watching "Hour of Power,"
  • 00:01:06.716 --> 00:01:10.720
  • where you're from,
  • 00:01:10.753 --> 00:01:12.388
  • and the flag of the countryfrom which you watch.
  • 00:01:12.422 --> 00:01:14.858
  • Your participation inthis special memorial
  • 00:01:14.891 --> 00:01:17.060
  • not only marks your vital rolein the ongoing outreach
  • 00:01:17.093 --> 00:01:20.396
  • of "Hour of Power,"but it positions us
  • 00:01:20.430 --> 00:01:22.799
  • to begin our second half centuryof ministry
  • 00:01:22.832 --> 00:01:25.535
  • from a place of financialstrength that will prime us
  • 00:01:25.568 --> 00:01:28.438
  • for even greater impactin the years to come.
  • 00:01:28.471 --> 00:01:31.508
  • Thank you for beingan important part of our legacy,
  • 00:01:31.541 --> 00:01:34.577
  • and remember always,God loves you and so do we.
  • 00:01:34.611 --> 00:01:38.381
  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:01:39.682 --> 00:01:44.654
  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:01:44.687 --> 00:01:50.193
  • ♪ Joyful, joyful,we adore you ♪
  • 00:01:50.226 --> 00:01:53.796
  • ♪ God of glory,Lord of love ♪
  • 00:01:53.830 --> 00:01:57.534
  • ♪ Hearts unfold likeflow'rs before you ♪
  • 00:01:57.567 --> 00:02:00.970
  • ♪ op'ning to the sun above ♪
  • 00:02:01.004 --> 00:02:04.941
  • ♪ Melt the cloudsof sin and sadness ♪
  • 00:02:04.974 --> 00:02:08.444
  • ♪ drive the darkof doubt away ♪
  • 00:02:08.478 --> 00:02:11.681
  • ♪ Giver of immortal gladness,fill us with the light of day ♪
  • 00:02:11.714 --> 00:02:20.223
  • ♪ Amen,Amen ♪
  • 00:02:20.256 --> 00:02:23.493
  • ♪ Amen! ♪
  • 00:02:23.526 --> 00:02:31.334
  • Bobby Schuller: This is the daythe Lord has made.
  • 00:02:33.002 --> 00:02:34.871
  • We will rejoice and be gladin it, good morning.
  • 00:02:34.904 --> 00:02:39.876
  • Hannah Schuller: Good morningand welcome, church family
  • 00:02:39.909 --> 00:02:41.978
  • and visitors.
  • 00:02:42.011 --> 00:02:43.313
  • We're so happythat you've joined us.
  • 00:02:43.346 --> 00:02:45.548
  • You know, time in God's presenceis the absolute best use
  • 00:02:45.582 --> 00:02:50.320
  • of our time.
  • 00:02:50.353 --> 00:02:51.654
  • Eternal fruit flows from thereand the God of the universe
  • 00:02:51.688 --> 00:02:56.659
  • longs to spendthat time with you.
  • 00:02:56.693 --> 00:02:59.862
  • You are so loved.
  • 00:02:59.896 --> 00:03:01.464
  • Bobby Schuller: We're so gladthat you're joining us today,
  • 00:03:01.497 --> 00:03:03.199
  • and let's begin with a word ofprayer.
  • 00:03:03.233 --> 00:03:05.568
  • Father, we thank you so much forthe good that you're doing in
  • 00:03:05.602 --> 00:03:08.805
  • our world.
  • 00:03:08.838 --> 00:03:10.173
  • It's so easy to see all the badstuff that's happening, and
  • 00:03:10.206 --> 00:03:12.842
  • there's a lot of bad stuff, butthere's so much more good.
  • 00:03:12.875 --> 00:03:16.746
  • We're so grateful that today wewoke up, Lord, that we're alive,
  • 00:03:16.779 --> 00:03:20.950
  • that we're in your kingdom, thatwe have people in our lives who
  • 00:03:20.984 --> 00:03:24.320
  • love us, that you love us, andthat you are not done with us
  • 00:03:24.354 --> 00:03:28.157
  • yet, that the best isyet to come.
  • 00:03:28.191 --> 00:03:30.560
  • And I just proclaim that overeveryone under the sound
  • 00:03:30.593 --> 00:03:32.929
  • of my voice.
  • 00:03:32.962 --> 00:03:34.264
  • Father, we love you,and we thank you.
  • 00:03:34.297 --> 00:03:35.632
  • It's in Jesus's namewe pray, amen.
  • 00:03:35.665 --> 00:03:37.267
  • Hannah Schuller: Amen.
  • 00:03:37.300 --> 00:03:38.635
  • Turn around to the person nextto you and say, "God loves you
  • 00:03:38.668 --> 00:03:41.271
  • and so do I."
  • 00:03:41.304 --> 00:03:43.306
  • male announcer:Believe it or not,
  • 00:03:44.340 --> 00:03:45.642
  • Christmas is justaround the corner.
  • 00:03:45.675 --> 00:03:47.577
  • And today, "Hour of Power"continues the tradition
  • 00:03:47.610 --> 00:03:50.513
  • of offering a uniqueholiday ornament.
  • 00:03:50.546 --> 00:03:53.516
  • Handcrafted from solid brass,then overlaid
  • 00:03:53.549 --> 00:03:56.152
  • with 24-karat gold,this beautiful filigree angel
  • 00:03:56.185 --> 00:03:59.756
  • lifts her hands to heavenin praise and adoration.
  • 00:03:59.789 --> 00:04:03.559
  • Stamped with the "Hour of Power"50th anniversary logo
  • 00:04:03.593 --> 00:04:06.863
  • on the back, she is the firstof five in a series,
  • 00:04:06.896 --> 00:04:10.199
  • was made entirely in the US,
  • 00:04:10.233 --> 00:04:12.468
  • and is yours with a generousgift of $20 or more.
  • 00:04:12.502 --> 00:04:16.572
  • To further light up your winterand remind you
  • 00:04:16.606 --> 00:04:18.841
  • of the true meaningof Christmas,
  • 00:04:18.875 --> 00:04:20.643
  • we're excited to offerthe ornament
  • 00:04:20.677 --> 00:04:22.512
  • and our "Silent Night"nativity snow globe
  • 00:04:22.545 --> 00:04:25.682
  • for a generous donationof $150 or more.
  • 00:04:25.715 --> 00:04:29.352
  • Turn on the battery-operatedlight to illuminate the scene
  • 00:04:29.385 --> 00:04:32.355
  • and place it in your homeas a source of inspiration
  • 00:04:32.388 --> 00:04:35.224
  • throughout the holidays.
  • 00:04:35.258 --> 00:04:37.293
  • Inside this goldenornament-shaped lantern,
  • 00:04:37.327 --> 00:04:39.996
  • Mary and Josephlook over Baby Jesus,
  • 00:04:40.029 --> 00:04:42.799
  • who is surrounded byswirling glittery snow.
  • 00:04:42.832 --> 00:04:46.369
  • This unique collectibleis a wonderful way
  • 00:04:46.402 --> 00:04:48.705
  • to usher in the season,while also keeping
  • 00:04:48.738 --> 00:04:50.973
  • this "Hour of Power"on the air,
  • 00:04:51.007 --> 00:04:53.710
  • not only in your homebut in homes everywhere.
  • 00:04:53.743 --> 00:04:57.580
  • Call, write, or go onlineand request
  • 00:04:57.613 --> 00:04:59.882
  • the 2020 angel ornamentfor your gift of $20.
  • 00:04:59.916 --> 00:05:04.053
  • Or for your giftof $150 or more,
  • 00:05:04.087 --> 00:05:06.956
  • we'll also includethe "Silent Night"
  • 00:05:06.989 --> 00:05:08.958
  • nativity snow globe.
  • 00:05:08.991 --> 00:05:11.361
  • Bobby Schuller: Because of you,"Hour of Power"
  • 00:05:11.394 --> 00:05:13.296
  • has been proclaimingthe hope of Jesus Christ
  • 00:05:13.329 --> 00:05:16.099
  • the light of the worldfor 50 years.
  • 00:05:16.132 --> 00:05:19.535
  • In this turbulent, weird time,we have the awesome privilege
  • 00:05:19.569 --> 00:05:22.939
  • of sharing good news aboutthe one who is unchanging
  • 00:05:22.972 --> 00:05:27.443
  • and in whose love hurtingand broken people
  • 00:05:27.477 --> 00:05:30.146
  • can anchor their souls.
  • 00:05:30.179 --> 00:05:32.215
  • By supporting this ministry,you've enabled millions
  • 00:05:32.248 --> 00:05:35.418
  • around the world to hearthe message of the gospel,
  • 00:05:35.451 --> 00:05:38.588
  • and we are so,so grateful.
  • 00:05:38.621 --> 00:05:40.890
  • Thank you, and rememberas always,
  • 00:05:40.923 --> 00:05:42.825
  • God loves you and so do we.
  • 00:05:42.859 --> 00:05:45.395
  • Hannah Schuller: In preparationfor the message, Psalm 118:22,
  • 00:05:47.096 --> 00:05:53.002
  • "The stone that the buildersrejected has become
  • 00:05:53.035 --> 00:05:57.440
  • the cornerstone.
  • 00:05:57.473 --> 00:05:59.509
  • This is the Lord's doing.
  • 00:05:59.542 --> 00:06:02.512
  • It is marvelous in our eyes.
  • 00:06:02.545 --> 00:06:05.882
  • This is the day thatthe Lord has made.
  • 00:06:05.915 --> 00:06:09.452
  • Let us rejoice andbe glad in it."
  • 00:06:09.485 --> 00:06:13.923
  • Brothers and sisters, may wework on the inner things in our
  • 00:06:13.956 --> 00:06:18.294
  • lives and let God work on theoutside stuff, amen.
  • 00:06:18.327 --> 00:06:22.932
  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:06:25.134 --> 00:06:35.044
  • ♪ I've hearda thousand stories ♪
  • 00:06:35.077 --> 00:06:39.515
  • ♪ of what they thinkyou're like ♪
  • 00:06:39.549 --> 00:06:44.554
  • ♪ But I've heard the tenderwhispers of love ♪
  • 00:06:44.587 --> 00:06:50.593
  • ♪ in the dead of night ♪
  • 00:06:51.060 --> 00:06:53.963
  • ♪ And you tell methat you're pleased ♪
  • 00:06:53.996 --> 00:06:58.801
  • ♪ and that I'm never alone ♪
  • 00:06:58.835 --> 00:07:04.841
  • ♪ You're a good,good Father ♪
  • 00:07:04.941 --> 00:07:08.110
  • ♪ It's who you are,it's who you are ♪
  • 00:07:08.144 --> 00:07:12.748
  • ♪ it's who you are ♪
  • 00:07:12.782 --> 00:07:15.084
  • ♪ And I'm loved by you ♪
  • 00:07:15.117 --> 00:07:17.753
  • ♪ It's who I am,it's who I am ♪
  • 00:07:17.787 --> 00:07:22.692
  • ♪ it's who I am ♪
  • 00:07:22.725 --> 00:07:26.529
  • ♪ Oh, and I've seenmany searching ♪
  • 00:07:28.631 --> 00:07:33.469
  • ♪ for answers far and wide ♪
  • 00:07:33.503 --> 00:07:38.574
  • ♪ but I know we'reall searching ♪
  • 00:07:38.608 --> 00:07:43.713
  • ♪ for answersonly you provide ♪
  • 00:07:43.746 --> 00:07:47.850
  • ♪ 'Cause you knowjust what we need ♪
  • 00:07:47.884 --> 00:07:52.622
  • ♪ before we say a word ♪
  • 00:07:52.655 --> 00:07:56.592
  • ♪ You're a good,good Father ♪
  • 00:07:56.626 --> 00:07:59.462
  • ♪ It's who you are,it's who you are ♪
  • 00:07:59.495 --> 00:08:04.133
  • ♪ it's who you are ♪
  • 00:08:04.166 --> 00:08:06.536
  • ♪ And I'm loved by you ♪
  • 00:08:06.569 --> 00:08:09.038
  • ♪ It's who I am,it's who I am ♪
  • 00:08:09.071 --> 00:08:13.876
  • ♪ it's who I am ♪
  • 00:08:13.910 --> 00:08:18.281
  • ♪ Because you are perfectin all of your ways ♪
  • 00:08:19.515 --> 00:08:24.587
  • ♪ You are perfectin all of your ways ♪
  • 00:08:24.620 --> 00:08:29.559
  • ♪ You are perfectin all of your ways to us ♪
  • 00:08:29.592 --> 00:08:35.598
  • ♪ You are perfect inall of your ways ♪
  • 00:08:39.101 --> 00:08:44.273
  • ♪ You are perfectin all of your ways ♪
  • 00:08:44.373 --> 00:08:49.178
  • ♪ You are perfectin all of your ways to us ♪
  • 00:08:49.211 --> 00:08:55.217
  • ♪ Oh, your love'sso undeniable ♪
  • 00:09:03.993 --> 00:09:09.198
  • ♪ I can hardly speak ♪
  • 00:09:09.231 --> 00:09:14.437
  • ♪ Peace so unexplainableI can hardly think ♪
  • 00:09:14.470 --> 00:09:20.476
  • ♪ As you call medeeper still ♪
  • 00:09:23.412 --> 00:09:27.917
  • ♪ As you call medeeper still ♪
  • 00:09:28.551 --> 00:09:32.955
  • ♪ As you call me deeper stillinto love, love, love ♪
  • 00:09:32.989 --> 00:09:38.995
  • ♪ You're a good,good Father ♪
  • 00:09:42.498 --> 00:09:44.967
  • ♪ It's who you are,it's who you are ♪
  • 00:09:45.001 --> 00:09:49.338
  • ♪ it's who you are ♪
  • 00:09:49.372 --> 00:09:52.008
  • ♪ And I'm loved by you ♪
  • 00:09:52.041 --> 00:09:54.510
  • ♪ It's who I am,it's who I am ♪
  • 00:09:54.543 --> 00:09:59.415
  • ♪ it's who I am ♪
  • 00:09:59.448 --> 00:10:01.651
  • ♪ You're a good,good Father ♪
  • 00:10:01.684 --> 00:10:04.687
  • ♪ It's who you are,it's who you are ♪
  • 00:10:04.720 --> 00:10:08.958
  • ♪ it's who you are ♪
  • 00:10:08.991 --> 00:10:11.994
  • ♪ And I'm loved by you ♪
  • 00:10:12.028 --> 00:10:14.263
  • ♪ It's who I am,it's who I am ♪
  • 00:10:14.296 --> 00:10:19.035
  • ♪ it's who I am ♪♪
  • 00:10:19.068 --> 00:10:22.672
  • male announcer:Adam Weber is an author
  • 00:10:27.810 --> 00:10:29.512
  • and a pastor at Embrace Churchin South Dakota.
  • 00:10:29.545 --> 00:10:33.182
  • He is also the host of theConversation podcast, which
  • 00:10:33.215 --> 00:10:36.886
  • offers listeners the chance tosit down with people of all
  • 00:10:36.919 --> 00:10:40.022
  • walks of life and heartheir stories.
  • 00:10:40.056 --> 00:10:42.658
  • His newest book, "Love Has aName," looks at how we can love
  • 00:10:42.692 --> 00:10:46.696
  • everyone the way Jesus did, eventhose who are different
  • 00:10:46.729 --> 00:10:50.399
  • or difficult.
  • 00:10:50.433 --> 00:10:51.734
  • While recalling personalaccounts of tough love in his
  • 00:10:51.767 --> 00:10:54.437
  • own life, he connects them tobiblical stories and illuminates
  • 00:10:54.470 --> 00:10:58.174
  • the different and difficultpeople who Jesus showed love to.
  • 00:10:58.207 --> 00:11:02.178
  • Please welcome Adam Weber.
  • 00:11:02.211 --> 00:11:05.681
  • Bobby Schuller: Adam,hi, welcome.
  • 00:11:05.715 --> 00:11:07.016
  • Thank you for joining usthis morning.
  • 00:11:07.049 --> 00:11:08.517
  • So great to see you.
  • 00:11:08.551 --> 00:11:09.885
  • Adam Weber: A huge honor to bewith you and to be with your
  • 00:11:09.919 --> 00:11:12.021
  • church family as well.
  • 00:11:12.054 --> 00:11:13.355
  • Bobby Schuller: The honoris mine.
  • 00:11:13.389 --> 00:11:14.724
  • It's always fun to talk to otherpastors too.
  • 00:11:14.757 --> 00:11:16.058
  • We could probably commiserateoff the, you know, offset about
  • 00:11:16.092 --> 00:11:18.394
  • various different things.
  • 00:11:18.427 --> 00:11:19.762
  • But I'm so excited about yournew book and so glad that you're
  • 00:11:19.795 --> 00:11:21.964
  • joining us today.
  • 00:11:21.997 --> 00:11:23.332
  • Well, welcome anyway.
  • 00:11:23.365 --> 00:11:24.667
  • For people who don't know muchabout your story, tell us a
  • 00:11:24.700 --> 00:11:26.569
  • little bit about how you gotstarted in ministry and kind of
  • 00:11:26.602 --> 00:11:29.238
  • your journey to whereyou are now.
  • 00:11:29.271 --> 00:11:32.108
  • Adam Weber: So I'm kind of themost unlikely of people to be a
  • 00:11:32.141 --> 00:11:35.211
  • pastor and yet I think that'soften who God uses.
  • 00:11:35.244 --> 00:11:38.380
  • I grew up in the church, bornand raised South Dakotan, which
  • 00:11:38.414 --> 00:11:41.751
  • is a part of the United Statesof America if you don't know
  • 00:11:41.784 --> 00:11:44.253
  • that about South Dakota.
  • 00:11:44.286 --> 00:11:47.123
  • But I came to Christ--
  • 00:11:47.156 --> 00:11:48.524
  • Bobby Schuller: That's south ofNorth Dakota, right?
  • 00:11:48.557 --> 00:11:51.560
  • Adam Weber: I always tell peoplewe live in the south, and the
  • 00:11:51.594 --> 00:11:53.963
  • ocean frontage here in SouthDakota is amazing.
  • 00:11:53.996 --> 00:11:56.699
  • But no, no I came to Christlater on in high school and had
  • 00:11:56.732 --> 00:12:00.503
  • a really pivotal shift.
  • 00:12:00.536 --> 00:12:02.271
  • I always thought I'd pursueministry in the business field,
  • 00:12:02.304 --> 00:12:06.075
  • so I went to school for businessand marketing.
  • 00:12:06.108 --> 00:12:08.978
  • And the summer beforemy senior year of college,
  • 00:12:09.011 --> 00:12:10.746
  • ended up filling in for apastor, and so decided--
  • 00:12:10.780 --> 00:12:14.116
  • I finished my business degree,went to seminary.
  • 00:12:14.150 --> 00:12:16.685
  • I didn't wanna start a newchurch, but I ended up starting
  • 00:12:16.719 --> 00:12:18.988
  • a church when I was24 years old.
  • 00:12:19.021 --> 00:12:20.990
  • And again, God just continues todo the most unlikely things for
  • 00:12:21.023 --> 00:12:24.593
  • this yahoo.
  • 00:12:24.627 --> 00:12:25.928
  • I got four kids.
  • 00:12:25.961 --> 00:12:27.296
  • I've written a couple of books.
  • 00:12:27.329 --> 00:12:28.631
  • And I'm thankful that God canuse anybody.
  • 00:12:28.664 --> 00:12:30.366
  • If you need proof of that, and Isay this jokingly, but at the
  • 00:12:30.399 --> 00:12:33.235
  • same time really honestly, ifyou wonder if God can use you,
  • 00:12:33.269 --> 00:12:36.872
  • just think about this yahoo.
  • 00:12:36.906 --> 00:12:38.240
  • Bobby Schuller: Just look atAdam Weber, the yahoo.
  • 00:12:38.274 --> 00:12:40.743
  • Adam Weber: I'm proof.I'm proof God can use anybody.
  • 00:12:40.776 --> 00:12:43.512
  • Bobby Schuller: Well,you have this great book,
  • 00:12:43.546 --> 00:12:45.147
  • "Love Has a Name," and it reallyis a really good book.
  • 00:12:45.181 --> 00:12:48.217
  • There's some books that are--this is a great book.
  • 00:12:48.250 --> 00:12:50.920
  • And one of the things I reallyappreciate about it is your
  • 00:12:50.953 --> 00:12:55.491
  • message, which really our themefor today is how to love
  • 00:12:55.524 --> 00:12:59.295
  • difficult people.
  • 00:12:59.328 --> 00:13:00.629
  • I know sometimes we hear thechurch--we call them EGRs,
  • 00:13:00.663 --> 00:13:04.266
  • Extra Grace Required, that thereare people in your life, family
  • 00:13:04.300 --> 00:13:08.537
  • members that you love, people atyour church, or your community,
  • 00:13:08.571 --> 00:13:11.841
  • or your school, or wherever youare that you love, that you
  • 00:13:11.874 --> 00:13:14.777
  • don't always know how to dealwith them.
  • 00:13:14.810 --> 00:13:16.111
  • Tell us a little bit about whyyou wrote this book and how you
  • 00:13:16.145 --> 00:13:18.347
  • address that issue.
  • 00:13:18.380 --> 00:13:19.748
  • Adam Weber: Yeah,that's a great question.
  • 00:13:19.782 --> 00:13:21.150
  • So I actually wrote this bookreally out of a place in the
  • 00:13:21.183 --> 00:13:24.553
  • first time in my life when Ididn't want to love anybody.
  • 00:13:24.587 --> 00:13:27.690
  • One of my strengths, I have veryfew, is the gift of just
  • 00:13:27.723 --> 00:13:30.659
  • genuinely loving people, but acouple of years back I just went
  • 00:13:30.693 --> 00:13:33.562
  • through a season where I didn'twant to love anybody.
  • 00:13:33.596 --> 00:13:35.431
  • I was kinda jaded.
  • 00:13:35.464 --> 00:13:36.765
  • I wanted to love my family,a few close friends,
  • 00:13:36.799 --> 00:13:39.001
  • and that's about it.
  • 00:13:39.034 --> 00:13:40.636
  • And now I'm in the mostlife-giving season in my life,
  • 00:13:40.669 --> 00:13:43.172
  • and yet the book comes out ata time when our world feels
  • 00:13:43.205 --> 00:13:46.342
  • like I felt like two years ago.
  • 00:13:46.375 --> 00:13:48.177
  • Bobby Schuller: Yeah.
  • 00:13:48.210 --> 00:13:49.511
  • Adam Weber: So our world rightnow just kinda wants to love,
  • 00:13:49.545 --> 00:13:51.714
  • you know, their family, a fewclose friends, and that's
  • 00:13:51.747 --> 00:13:53.749
  • about it.
  • 00:13:53.782 --> 00:13:55.117
  • Unfortunately for us, Jesus saysthat loving him and loving
  • 00:13:55.150 --> 00:13:57.920
  • others is the mostimportant thing.
  • 00:13:57.953 --> 00:14:00.122
  • And so I began to look at thelife of Jesus just to figure
  • 00:14:00.155 --> 00:14:02.858
  • out, okay, for the first time inmy life, I don't want to
  • 00:14:02.892 --> 00:14:05.561
  • love anybody.
  • 00:14:05.594 --> 00:14:06.896
  • How do I do that?
  • 00:14:06.929 --> 00:14:08.264
  • And Jesus was so good at knowingtwo different things.
  • 00:14:08.297 --> 00:14:10.232
  • First off, he was so good atknowing a person's name, and not
  • 00:14:10.266 --> 00:14:13.802
  • just the names of people thateveryone wanted to know.
  • 00:14:13.836 --> 00:14:16.305
  • He got to know the name of aperson like Zacchaeus.
  • 00:14:16.338 --> 00:14:18.908
  • And so he knows a person's nameand knows a person's story.
  • 00:14:18.941 --> 00:14:21.911
  • And honestly for us, it's easyto treat people inhumanely when
  • 00:14:21.944 --> 00:14:26.382
  • we don't see them as humans, butsomething changes when we get to
  • 00:14:26.415 --> 00:14:29.518
  • know their name, when we get toknow their story.
  • 00:14:29.551 --> 00:14:32.221
  • The person who thinksdifferently than us politically
  • 00:14:32.254 --> 00:14:34.523
  • or around COVID, it's easy totreat them inhumanely when
  • 00:14:34.556 --> 00:14:37.993
  • they're just, like, differentthan us, but when we ask what
  • 00:14:38.027 --> 00:14:40.529
  • their name is and we find outtheir story, all of a sudden we
  • 00:14:40.562 --> 00:14:44.400
  • begin to realize we actuallyhave a lot more in common than
  • 00:14:44.433 --> 00:14:47.703
  • we'd ever imagine.
  • 00:14:47.736 --> 00:14:49.204
  • And Jesus was so good at that.
  • 00:14:49.238 --> 00:14:51.307
  • Bobby Schuller: How do we asChristians model when we have
  • 00:14:51.340 --> 00:14:53.208
  • values that we care about, wehave things that matter to us,
  • 00:14:53.242 --> 00:14:56.111
  • politics are important,voting is important,
  • 00:14:56.145 --> 00:14:58.380
  • but how do we fix this?
  • 00:14:58.414 --> 00:15:00.482
  • Can we fix it?
  • 00:15:00.516 --> 00:15:01.817
  • Adam Weber: Yes, first off,I absolutely do agree.
  • 00:15:01.850 --> 00:15:03.919
  • And just as you said, COVID hasjust made it even more so
  • 00:15:03.953 --> 00:15:07.022
  • because now we're almost allbehind screens.
  • 00:15:07.056 --> 00:15:10.025
  • And anytime we're behindscreens, it's a lot easier to
  • 00:15:10.059 --> 00:15:12.528
  • treat people in humanely, soit's even moreso right now.
  • 00:15:12.561 --> 00:15:16.465
  • My challenge would be thatperson you disagree with, if at
  • 00:15:16.498 --> 00:15:21.403
  • all possible, maybe it's justlike this, it's a Zoom call, get
  • 00:15:21.437 --> 00:15:24.373
  • face-to-face with the person,again, however you're able to,
  • 00:15:24.406 --> 00:15:27.943
  • get face-to-face with the personand just ask questions.
  • 00:15:27.977 --> 00:15:30.579
  • "Hey, help me understand.
  • 00:15:30.612 --> 00:15:32.848
  • Hey, would you sharea part of your story?"
  • 00:15:32.881 --> 00:15:35.050
  • It's a lot easier it is to throwmud and to throw rocks at each
  • 00:15:35.084 --> 00:15:37.820
  • other, but again, Jesus was sogood at coming close to
  • 00:15:37.853 --> 00:15:41.023
  • the person.
  • 00:15:41.056 --> 00:15:42.358
  • Bobby Schuller: Absolutely.
  • 00:15:42.391 --> 00:15:43.692
  • Adam Weber: And just saying,"Hey, help me to understand."
  • 00:15:43.726 --> 00:15:45.294
  • And again, even at the end ofthe day, you might agree
  • 00:15:45.327 --> 00:15:47.529
  • to disagree.
  • 00:15:47.563 --> 00:15:48.864
  • I feel like that's one of theold-fashioned things that
  • 00:15:48.897 --> 00:15:50.332
  • just disappeared.
  • 00:15:50.366 --> 00:15:51.800
  • Bobby Schuller: Can we justagree to disagree?
  • 00:15:51.834 --> 00:15:53.469
  • Adam Weber: Yeah, like we thinkdifferently than this on this
  • 00:15:53.502 --> 00:15:56.038
  • issue and that's okay.
  • 00:15:56.071 --> 00:15:58.173
  • But I think, again, that personthat you really are struggling
  • 00:15:58.207 --> 00:16:02.611
  • with, if at all possible, sitdown with them, buy them coffee,
  • 00:16:02.644 --> 00:16:06.215
  • and just say, "Help meunderstand."
  • 00:16:06.248 --> 00:16:08.183
  • And don't wait to rebuke themand share your thoughts.
  • 00:16:08.217 --> 00:16:12.121
  • Just genuinely listen to themand see what happens.
  • 00:16:12.154 --> 00:16:15.391
  • Bobby Schuller: And that'sactually practical advice, it's
  • 00:16:15.424 --> 00:16:17.826
  • not just moral advice.
  • 00:16:17.860 --> 00:16:19.194
  • I have realized as someone who--I'm very combative.
  • 00:16:19.228 --> 00:16:22.164
  • Like, my default is like, I'mgoing to get out there, and I'm
  • 00:16:22.197 --> 00:16:25.434
  • gonna argue, and I'm gonna win,but I really learned that it's
  • 00:16:25.467 --> 00:16:28.537
  • important to win people over,that what we really want is to
  • 00:16:28.570 --> 00:16:31.073
  • win people over, not win, andthere's a difference between
  • 00:16:31.106 --> 00:16:33.375
  • those two things.
  • 00:16:33.409 --> 00:16:34.743
  • And the way you win people overat the very least is just
  • 00:16:34.777 --> 00:16:37.579
  • humanize them, like, listen totheir story.
  • 00:16:37.613 --> 00:16:39.481
  • Everybody has a reason for whatthey're saying.
  • 00:16:39.515 --> 00:16:41.183
  • Everybody's hurting.
  • 00:16:41.216 --> 00:16:42.518
  • Everybody's got some voidthey're filling, and that's what
  • 00:16:42.551 --> 00:16:45.754
  • you're teaching people to doreally, right?
  • 00:16:45.788 --> 00:16:47.289
  • I mean.
  • 00:16:47.322 --> 00:16:48.657
  • Adam Weber: If we genuinely hopeto change someone's, like,
  • 00:16:48.690 --> 00:16:51.894
  • thoughts, and life, or whatever,I've found that adults hate
  • 00:16:51.927 --> 00:16:55.931
  • being told what to do.
  • 00:16:55.964 --> 00:16:58.233
  • Rarely does it work.
  • 00:16:58.267 --> 00:17:00.502
  • Yeah, rarely does it workto say, "You are wrong.
  • 00:17:00.536 --> 00:17:02.704
  • Stop this."
  • 00:17:02.738 --> 00:17:04.073
  • But if we began to model a lifeof Jesus and the fruits of the
  • 00:17:04.106 --> 00:17:07.643
  • spirit exude from us, you'll beblown away by the people
  • 00:17:07.676 --> 00:17:11.413
  • who'll come up to youand say, "Hey, Adam.
  • 00:17:11.447 --> 00:17:13.415
  • Hey, Bobby.
  • 00:17:13.449 --> 00:17:14.783
  • You're so different.
  • 00:17:14.817 --> 00:17:16.118
  • Can you tell me why you're theway that you are?"
  • 00:17:16.151 --> 00:17:19.121
  • or "I know we disagree onpolitics and I'm just
  • 00:17:19.154 --> 00:17:22.591
  • so curious.
  • 00:17:22.624 --> 00:17:23.926
  • Can you tell me why?"
  • 00:17:23.959 --> 00:17:25.694
  • And you'll have a chance toshare and to genuinely have a
  • 00:17:25.727 --> 00:17:29.064
  • chance to truly change aperson's perspective.
  • 00:17:29.098 --> 00:17:32.000
  • And that shouldn't be the goal.
  • 00:17:32.034 --> 00:17:33.368
  • The goal should just be to lovethe person and to bring them a
  • 00:17:33.402 --> 00:17:36.371
  • little bit closer to Jesus, butwhen we model a life filled with
  • 00:17:36.405 --> 00:17:39.708
  • the fruits of the spirit, peoplewill be irresistibly drawn, not
  • 00:17:39.741 --> 00:17:42.945
  • to us, but to the Jesus insideof us, and then they'll begin to
  • 00:17:42.978 --> 00:17:46.115
  • say, "Hey," they'll ask usquestions, "Why do you think the
  • 00:17:46.148 --> 00:17:49.751
  • way you do?
  • 00:17:49.785 --> 00:17:51.420
  • 'Cause I'm curious, because youhave something that I don't have
  • 00:17:51.453 --> 00:17:55.290
  • that I want."
  • 00:17:55.324 --> 00:17:56.625
  • And I think we'll be blown away.
  • 00:17:56.658 --> 00:17:58.894
  • The people that I am alwayslike, "They'll never change.
  • 00:17:58.927 --> 00:18:01.763
  • They're so, like, whatever," arethe people that time and time
  • 00:18:01.797 --> 00:18:04.600
  • again Jesus is like,"You just watch.
  • 00:18:04.633 --> 00:18:07.136
  • You just be faithful at 'em andyou consistently show me in your
  • 00:18:07.169 --> 00:18:11.440
  • attitude, your actions, yourwords, and I'll do things that
  • 00:18:11.473 --> 00:18:15.511
  • will blow you away."
  • 00:18:15.544 --> 00:18:16.845
  • Bobby Schuller: Amen.
  • 00:18:16.879 --> 00:18:18.213
  • Adam Weber: And that's whatGod's been doing in my
  • 00:18:18.247 --> 00:18:19.548
  • life recently.
  • 00:18:19.581 --> 00:18:20.883
  • Bobby Schuller: Man, I loveyour books so much.
  • 00:18:20.916 --> 00:18:22.251
  • The book is called, "Love Hasa Name: Learning to Love
  • 00:18:22.284 --> 00:18:24.686
  • the Different, the Difficult,and Everyone Else."
  • 00:18:24.720 --> 00:18:27.489
  • Please get this book.
  • 00:18:27.523 --> 00:18:28.891
  • It's written by Adam Weber,who is our our guest
  • 00:18:28.924 --> 00:18:31.260
  • and our pastor today.
  • 00:18:31.293 --> 00:18:32.761
  • Adam, thank you so much.Any final words?
  • 00:18:32.794 --> 00:18:34.763
  • What do you really wantpeople to walk away with
  • 00:18:34.796 --> 00:18:36.398
  • when they read this book?
  • 00:18:36.431 --> 00:18:38.066
  • Adam Weber: The last chapteris "You," 'cause it's the names
  • 00:18:38.100 --> 00:18:40.836
  • of different peoplethat have loved me.
  • 00:18:40.869 --> 00:18:42.771
  • The last chapter's "You."
  • 00:18:42.804 --> 00:18:44.473
  • I just want you to know thatyou're the one that God loves,
  • 00:18:44.506 --> 00:18:46.642
  • you are the onethat God delights in,
  • 00:18:46.675 --> 00:18:48.810
  • and he's crazy about you.
  • 00:18:48.844 --> 00:18:50.612
  • He just longs to sit with youand be with you
  • 00:18:50.646 --> 00:18:53.182
  • and have a relationshipwith you.
  • 00:18:53.215 --> 00:18:54.950
  • Bobby Schuller: Adam Weber,thank you.
  • 00:18:54.983 --> 00:18:56.585
  • "Love Has a Name."Get it.
  • 00:18:56.618 --> 00:18:58.086
  • We appreciate you so much.God bless you, sir.
  • 00:18:58.120 --> 00:18:59.821
  • Adam Weber: God bless you too.
  • 00:18:59.855 --> 00:19:02.424
  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:19:02.457 --> 00:19:12.434
  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:19:12.467 --> 00:19:17.439
  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:19:17.472 --> 00:19:22.711
  • ♪ You spoke the truth,said I belong to you ♪
  • 00:19:22.744 --> 00:19:27.449
  • ♪ so why do I feel alone? ♪
  • 00:19:27.482 --> 00:19:32.788
  • ♪ You held my hand ♪
  • 00:19:32.821 --> 00:19:34.990
  • ♪ walked methrough desert land ♪
  • 00:19:35.023 --> 00:19:37.459
  • ♪ now I can't findmy way home ♪
  • 00:19:37.492 --> 00:19:42.431
  • ♪ Oh, tell me, Lord,where did you go? ♪
  • 00:19:42.464 --> 00:19:45.234
  • ♪ It seems likeI am on my own ♪
  • 00:19:45.267 --> 00:19:47.836
  • ♪ but still I'm gonnalift my soul ♪
  • 00:19:47.869 --> 00:19:51.240
  • ♪ Through the rainand the waves ♪
  • 00:19:51.273 --> 00:19:55.077
  • ♪ and the pain ♪
  • 00:19:55.110 --> 00:19:56.778
  • ♪ I will praise the Godwho will never change ♪
  • 00:19:56.812 --> 00:20:02.818
  • ♪ Every day youremain the same ♪
  • 00:20:03.685 --> 00:20:09.291
  • ♪ Again, and again,and again, and again ♪
  • 00:20:09.324 --> 00:20:15.330
  • ♪ Again ♪
  • 00:20:19.201 --> 00:20:22.638
  • ♪ When lies fill my headand cover what you said ♪
  • 00:20:22.671 --> 00:20:27.576
  • ♪ you bring me backto the truth ♪
  • 00:20:27.609 --> 00:20:31.213
  • ♪ Oh, your mighty voiceis louder than this noise ♪
  • 00:20:31.246 --> 00:20:37.252
  • ♪ My only anchor is you ♪
  • 00:20:37.486 --> 00:20:41.490
  • ♪ Through the rainand the waves ♪
  • 00:20:41.523 --> 00:20:45.193
  • ♪ and the pain ♪
  • 00:20:45.227 --> 00:20:46.795
  • ♪ I will praise the Godwho will never change ♪
  • 00:20:46.828 --> 00:20:52.834
  • ♪ Every day youremain the same ♪
  • 00:20:53.869 --> 00:20:59.274
  • ♪ Again, and again,and again, and again ♪
  • 00:20:59.308 --> 00:21:05.314
  • ♪ Again ♪
  • 00:21:09.384 --> 00:21:13.422
  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:21:13.455 --> 00:21:23.432
  • ♪ You're my rockand my salvation ♪
  • 00:21:23.465 --> 00:21:28.236
  • ♪ You're my hope ♪
  • 00:21:28.270 --> 00:21:31.740
  • ♪ You're the stronghold ♪
  • 00:21:33.542 --> 00:21:35.777
  • ♪ the firm foundationof my soul ♪
  • 00:21:35.811 --> 00:21:41.817
  • ♪ You're my rockand my salvation ♪
  • 00:21:43.318 --> 00:21:48.323
  • ♪ You're my hope ♪
  • 00:21:48.357 --> 00:21:51.460
  • ♪ Oh, you're the stronghold ♪
  • 00:21:51.493 --> 00:21:55.664
  • ♪ the firm foundationof my soul ♪
  • 00:21:55.697 --> 00:22:01.703
  • ♪ Through the rain,and the waves ♪
  • 00:22:04.106 --> 00:22:07.409
  • ♪ and the pain ♪
  • 00:22:07.442 --> 00:22:08.844
  • ♪ I will praise the Godworthy of my trust ♪
  • 00:22:08.877 --> 00:22:14.883
  • ♪ When I call,I know he'll show up ♪
  • 00:22:16.351 --> 00:22:21.790
  • ♪ Again, and again,and again, and again ♪
  • 00:22:21.823 --> 00:22:27.829
  • ♪ Again, and again,and again, and again ♪
  • 00:22:32.100 --> 00:22:38.106
  • ♪ Again ♪♪
  • 00:22:41.943 --> 00:22:47.949
  • ♪ Christmas is here,bringing a cheer ♪
  • 00:22:53.955 --> 00:22:55.957
  • ♪ to young and old,meek and the bold ♪
  • 00:22:55.991 --> 00:22:58.059
  • ♪ Ding dong, ding dong.That is their song ♪
  • 00:22:58.093 --> 00:23:00.228
  • ♪ With joyful ring,all caroling ♪
  • 00:23:00.262 --> 00:23:02.564
  • ♪ One seems to hearwords of good cheer ♪
  • 00:23:02.597 --> 00:23:04.599
  • ♪ From everywherefilling the air ♪
  • 00:23:04.633 --> 00:23:06.968
  • ♪ Oh how they pound,raising the sound ♪
  • 00:23:07.002 --> 00:23:09.037
  • ♪ o'er hill and daletelling their tale ♪
  • 00:23:09.070 --> 00:23:11.339
  • ♪ Gaily they ring while peoplesing songs of good cheer ♪
  • 00:23:11.373 --> 00:23:14.509
  • ♪ Christmas is here ♪
  • 00:23:14.543 --> 00:23:15.977
  • ♪ Merry, merry, merry,merry Christmas ♪
  • 00:23:16.011 --> 00:23:17.813
  • ♪ Merry, merry, merry,merry Christmas ♪
  • 00:23:18.313 --> 00:23:20.048
  • ♪ On on they send,on without end ♪
  • 00:23:20.081 --> 00:23:22.250
  • ♪ their joyful toneto every home ♪
  • 00:23:22.284 --> 00:23:24.586
  • ♪ On on they send,on without end ♪
  • 00:23:24.619 --> 00:23:27.889
  • ♪ their joyful toneto every home ♪♪
  • 00:23:27.923 --> 00:23:30.559
  • male announcer:Believe it or not,
  • 00:23:32.794 --> 00:23:34.095
  • Christmas is justaround the corner.
  • 00:23:34.129 --> 00:23:36.031
  • And today, "Hour of Power"continues the tradition
  • 00:23:36.064 --> 00:23:38.967
  • of offering a uniqueholiday ornament.
  • 00:23:39.000 --> 00:23:41.970
  • Handcrafted from solid brass,then overlaid
  • 00:23:42.003 --> 00:23:44.606
  • with 24-karat gold,this beautiful filigree angel
  • 00:23:44.639 --> 00:23:48.210
  • lifts her hands to heavenin praise and adoration.
  • 00:23:48.243 --> 00:23:52.013
  • Stamped with the "Hour of Power"50th anniversary logo
  • 00:23:52.047 --> 00:23:55.317
  • on the back, she is the firstof five in a series,
  • 00:23:55.350 --> 00:23:58.653
  • was made entirely in the US,
  • 00:23:58.687 --> 00:24:00.922
  • and is yours with a generousgift of $20 or more.
  • 00:24:00.956 --> 00:24:05.026
  • To further light up your winterand remind you
  • 00:24:05.060 --> 00:24:07.295
  • of the true meaningof Christmas,
  • 00:24:07.329 --> 00:24:09.097
  • we're excited to offerthe ornament
  • 00:24:09.130 --> 00:24:10.966
  • and our "Silent Night"nativity snow globe
  • 00:24:10.999 --> 00:24:14.135
  • for a generous donationof $150 or more.
  • 00:24:14.169 --> 00:24:17.806
  • Turn on the battery-operatedlight to illuminate the scene
  • 00:24:17.839 --> 00:24:20.809
  • and place it in your homeas a source of inspiration
  • 00:24:20.842 --> 00:24:23.678
  • throughout the holidays.
  • 00:24:23.712 --> 00:24:25.747
  • Inside this goldenornament-shaped lantern,
  • 00:24:25.780 --> 00:24:28.450
  • Mary and Josephlook over Baby Jesus,
  • 00:24:28.483 --> 00:24:31.253
  • who is surrounded byswirling glittery snow.
  • 00:24:31.286 --> 00:24:34.823
  • This unique collectibleis a wonderful way
  • 00:24:34.856 --> 00:24:37.158
  • to usher in the season,while also keeping
  • 00:24:37.192 --> 00:24:39.427
  • this "Hour of Power"on the air,
  • 00:24:39.461 --> 00:24:42.163
  • not only in your homebut in homes everywhere.
  • 00:24:42.197 --> 00:24:46.034
  • Call, write, or go onlineand request
  • 00:24:46.067 --> 00:24:48.336
  • the 2020 angel ornamentfor your gift of $20.
  • 00:24:48.370 --> 00:24:52.507
  • Or for your giftof $150 or more,
  • 00:24:52.541 --> 00:24:55.410
  • we'll also includethe "Silent Night"
  • 00:24:55.443 --> 00:24:57.412
  • nativity snow globe.
  • 00:24:57.445 --> 00:24:59.814
  • Bobby Schuller: Because of you,"Hour of Power"
  • 00:24:59.848 --> 00:25:01.750
  • has been proclaimingthe hope of Jesus Christ
  • 00:25:01.783 --> 00:25:04.553
  • the light of the worldfor 50 years.
  • 00:25:04.586 --> 00:25:07.989
  • In this turbulent, weird time,we have the awesome privilege
  • 00:25:08.023 --> 00:25:11.393
  • of sharing good news aboutthe one who is unchanging
  • 00:25:11.426 --> 00:25:15.897
  • and in whose love hurtingand broken people
  • 00:25:15.931 --> 00:25:18.600
  • can anchor their souls.
  • 00:25:18.633 --> 00:25:20.669
  • By supporting this ministry,you've enabled millions
  • 00:25:20.702 --> 00:25:23.872
  • around the world to hearthe message of the gospel,
  • 00:25:23.905 --> 00:25:27.042
  • and we are so,so grateful.
  • 00:25:27.075 --> 00:25:29.344
  • Thank you, and rememberas always,
  • 00:25:29.377 --> 00:25:31.279
  • God loves you and so do we.
  • 00:25:31.313 --> 00:25:33.848
  • ♪ O the stone thatthe builders rejected ♪
  • 00:25:35.584 --> 00:25:40.221
  • ♪ became the cornerstoneof a whole new world ♪
  • 00:25:40.255 --> 00:25:44.826
  • Bobby Schuller: For those of youwho are watching,
  • 00:29:24.012 --> 00:29:25.313
  • please stand where you are.
  • 00:29:25.346 --> 00:29:27.549
  • Hold your hands out like thisas a way of receiving.
  • 00:29:27.582 --> 00:29:29.651
  • We're gonna saythis creed together.
  • 00:29:29.684 --> 00:29:32.954
  • Say it with me.
  • 00:29:32.987 --> 00:29:34.289
  • I'm not what I do.I'm not what I have.
  • 00:29:34.322 --> 00:29:37.625
  • I'm not what peoplesay about me.
  • 00:29:37.659 --> 00:29:40.161
  • I am the beloved of God.It's who I am.
  • 00:29:40.195 --> 00:29:44.265
  • No one can take it from me.I don't have to worry.
  • 00:29:44.299 --> 00:29:48.636
  • I don't have to hurry.
  • 00:29:48.670 --> 00:29:50.605
  • I can trust my friend Jesus andshare his love with the world.
  • 00:29:50.638 --> 00:29:55.243
  • Thanks, you can be seated.
  • 00:29:55.276 --> 00:29:57.712
  • Friend, today I want you to knowthat you don't have to be
  • 00:29:57.745 --> 00:29:59.848
  • ashamed of wherever you are.
  • 00:29:59.881 --> 00:30:01.716
  • And maybe you're not whereyou want to be in life.
  • 00:30:01.749 --> 00:30:03.184
  • Join the club,especially with COVID.
  • 00:30:03.218 --> 00:30:05.053
  • Many people have had majorsetbacks and they're embarrassed
  • 00:30:05.086 --> 00:30:08.122
  • about where they are in theircareer, or in their family, or
  • 00:30:08.156 --> 00:30:11.693
  • in their hobbies that they'rewanting to pursue, and so they
  • 00:30:11.726 --> 00:30:14.696
  • double down on the fakery.
  • 00:30:14.729 --> 00:30:16.130
  • You don't have to do that.
  • 00:30:16.164 --> 00:30:17.532
  • You will have a joyful life whenyou're willing to bring your
  • 00:30:17.565 --> 00:30:20.568
  • emptiness, your brokenness, yourpoverty, your addiction, your
  • 00:30:20.602 --> 00:30:24.906
  • fears, all of these things.
  • 00:30:24.939 --> 00:30:26.908
  • Just bring them innocentlybefore the Lord and say, "It's
  • 00:30:26.941 --> 00:30:29.377
  • not because I haven't tried.
  • 00:30:29.410 --> 00:30:30.979
  • It's not 'cause I haven'tgiven an effort.
  • 00:30:31.012 --> 00:30:32.413
  • But Lord, would youhelp me with this?"
  • 00:30:32.447 --> 00:30:34.282
  • Watch, he'll help you and he'llbegin to chisel away.
  • 00:30:34.315 --> 00:30:38.486
  • This series we're in is abouthow the symbolism of stone and
  • 00:30:38.519 --> 00:30:44.158
  • working in the quarry is centralin many parts of the Bible, and
  • 00:30:44.192 --> 00:30:48.663
  • how your life of discipleship islike the stone being pulled out
  • 00:30:48.696 --> 00:30:54.502
  • of the quarry of Abraham andSarah, that there is something
  • 00:30:54.535 --> 00:30:57.906
  • really special and substantiveabout you, but that it requires
  • 00:30:57.939 --> 00:31:01.943
  • work, effort, and even painin times, enduring suffering
  • 00:31:01.976 --> 00:31:06.581
  • in order that you can becomethe person that God
  • 00:31:06.614 --> 00:31:08.883
  • has called you to be.
  • 00:31:08.917 --> 00:31:10.919
  • Today I want to talkspecifically about the
  • 00:31:10.952 --> 00:31:12.620
  • importance of focusingon the inner life
  • 00:31:12.654 --> 00:31:14.923
  • before the outer life.
  • 00:31:14.956 --> 00:31:16.524
  • Your outer life matters.Your job matters.
  • 00:31:16.557 --> 00:31:19.694
  • Your choices matter.Your family matters.
  • 00:31:19.727 --> 00:31:23.064
  • And your imageactually matters too.
  • 00:31:23.097 --> 00:31:24.732
  • These are important things toyou and they're important to
  • 00:31:24.766 --> 00:31:26.567
  • God, but they're secondaryto what's truly going on
  • 00:31:26.601 --> 00:31:29.704
  • in your inner life.
  • 00:31:29.737 --> 00:31:31.472
  • That is your heart, yourthoughts, what you focus on, and
  • 00:31:31.506 --> 00:31:35.209
  • the things that you wantto hide from others.
  • 00:31:35.243 --> 00:31:36.844
  • Those are the things we need tobring before God and let him
  • 00:31:36.878 --> 00:31:39.814
  • chisel away.
  • 00:31:39.847 --> 00:31:41.983
  • I remember when Hannah and I, wewere so lucky that we were able
  • 00:31:42.016 --> 00:31:46.354
  • to go and a private tour ofIsrael with a guy named
  • 00:31:46.387 --> 00:31:49.757
  • Ronnie Winter.
  • 00:31:49.791 --> 00:31:51.125
  • He was the son of twoJewish-German husband and wife
  • 00:31:51.159 --> 00:31:56.264
  • who fled Germany during the Nazireign, and they fled to Israel.
  • 00:31:56.297 --> 00:32:01.402
  • And he grew up in Israel, so hegrew up speaking both German
  • 00:32:01.436 --> 00:32:04.706
  • and Hebrew, and he waskind of this Indiana--
  • 00:32:04.739 --> 00:32:07.575
  • he's still a great guy.
  • 00:32:07.608 --> 00:32:09.110
  • He's Indiana Jones type guy.
  • 00:32:09.143 --> 00:32:11.079
  • He works for the University.He's an archaeologist.
  • 00:32:11.112 --> 00:32:13.781
  • He even has the Indiana Joneshat and everything.
  • 00:32:13.815 --> 00:32:15.350
  • And he's just like a JewishIndiana Jones, he's great.
  • 00:32:15.383 --> 00:32:17.452
  • And he took us to this amazingruin called Beit She'an.
  • 00:32:17.485 --> 00:32:22.223
  • I think we have an image of ithere, beautiful.
  • 00:32:22.256 --> 00:32:24.192
  • It was so fun.
  • 00:32:24.225 --> 00:32:25.526
  • Hannah and I gotto walk with him.
  • 00:32:25.560 --> 00:32:26.894
  • And you can see the greatness ofthis former Roman city.
  • 00:32:26.928 --> 00:32:30.665
  • Here are these pillars, andcolonnades, and mosaics, and
  • 00:32:30.698 --> 00:32:34.302
  • roads, and marketplaces, and youcould see where the theater was,
  • 00:32:34.335 --> 00:32:37.372
  • and the palace,and it's all in ruins.
  • 00:32:37.405 --> 00:32:39.874
  • And he asked us this questionthat historians love to talk
  • 00:32:39.907 --> 00:32:42.377
  • about and they always givea million reasons for it.
  • 00:32:42.410 --> 00:32:45.747
  • Why did the Roman Empire fall?
  • 00:32:45.780 --> 00:32:47.548
  • Why did the Roman Empire fall?
  • 00:32:47.582 --> 00:32:49.350
  • And he looked at us, he said,"Bobby and Hannah, you want to
  • 00:32:49.384 --> 00:32:52.487
  • know why the Roman Empire fell?
  • 00:32:52.520 --> 00:32:54.288
  • I'll show you."
  • 00:32:54.322 --> 00:32:55.723
  • And he took us to the ruins ofone of the temples in this what
  • 00:32:55.757 --> 00:32:59.527
  • used to be a major city and hesaid, "Look at this--
  • 00:32:59.560 --> 00:33:02.663
  • these ruins.
  • 00:33:02.697 --> 00:33:04.032
  • Look at the outside."
  • 00:33:04.065 --> 00:33:05.366
  • And he began to paint a picture,huge pillars, and this was gold
  • 00:33:05.400 --> 00:33:07.735
  • leaf, and here was marble, andthese great images, and there
  • 00:33:07.769 --> 00:33:11.172
  • would be torches, and flames,and these huge stairways.
  • 00:33:11.205 --> 00:33:14.709
  • And he's like--and you couldsee him as he was painting this
  • 00:33:14.742 --> 00:33:16.844
  • beautiful temple, he's like,"Gorgeous, beautiful," and he's
  • 00:33:16.878 --> 00:33:19.647
  • like, "Walk with us," and beganwalking sort of up the the ruins
  • 00:33:19.680 --> 00:33:22.717
  • of the stairs into this room,into this tiny little cubby.
  • 00:33:22.750 --> 00:33:26.888
  • It was like maybe like 4 or6 feet around, you know,
  • 00:33:26.921 --> 00:33:31.993
  • this tiny circumferencewith a little pedestal.
  • 00:33:32.026 --> 00:33:35.163
  • And he said, "The idol for thisgod would've been this tall."
  • 00:33:35.196 --> 00:33:39.500
  • So the temple on the outside wasornate, and gorgeous, and
  • 00:33:39.534 --> 00:33:43.504
  • beautiful, but when you wentinside the temple, it was small,
  • 00:33:43.538 --> 00:33:47.942
  • shallow, boring.
  • 00:33:47.975 --> 00:33:50.711
  • And he said this epitomized theRomans during this era.
  • 00:33:50.745 --> 00:33:55.116
  • Everything on the outside isimportant, everything on the
  • 00:33:55.149 --> 00:33:57.418
  • outside is ornate, andbeautiful, and rich, and
  • 00:33:57.452 --> 00:34:00.254
  • gorgeous, but when you get tothe inside, it's hollow,
  • 00:34:00.288 --> 00:34:05.493
  • boring, empty.
  • 00:34:05.526 --> 00:34:08.329
  • That's not you.
  • 00:34:08.362 --> 00:34:09.831
  • And he said, "This is the reasonthe empire fell."
  • 00:34:09.864 --> 00:34:12.633
  • And I worry when I look at themodern world that time and again
  • 00:34:12.667 --> 00:34:16.137
  • you see that as affluence andwealth comes, it's so easy to
  • 00:34:16.170 --> 00:34:21.309
  • focus on the outside stuff,which again is important, but
  • 00:34:21.342 --> 00:34:25.279
  • forget the inside stuff.
  • 00:34:25.313 --> 00:34:27.515
  • Forget your relationship withyour spouse or your kids, or to
  • 00:34:27.548 --> 00:34:30.318
  • forget the importance of yourwalk with God, or to forget that
  • 00:34:30.351 --> 00:34:33.888
  • these things on the inside arewhat really matter.
  • 00:34:33.921 --> 00:34:38.359
  • They don't just matter to God,they are the things that really
  • 00:34:38.392 --> 00:34:40.394
  • matter to you.
  • 00:34:40.428 --> 00:34:43.464
  • And when you discover theirimportance, if you haven't,
  • 00:34:43.498 --> 00:34:45.867
  • I'm sure you have, butwhen you focus on those,
  • 00:34:45.900 --> 00:34:48.169
  • things in life get better.
  • 00:34:48.202 --> 00:34:51.439
  • It's interesting because when wereflect on Jesus's life, you
  • 00:34:51.472 --> 00:34:55.977
  • know, Jesus was bornin Bethlehem.
  • 00:34:56.010 --> 00:35:02.016
  • And in fear for his life,he ran to Egypt.
  • 00:35:02.150 --> 00:35:04.285
  • A lot of us don't know this.
  • 00:35:04.318 --> 00:35:06.053
  • He spent his time in Egypt as achild, but then when he moved
  • 00:35:06.087 --> 00:35:09.390
  • back because of fear of the newHerod, they moved to the
  • 00:35:09.423 --> 00:35:12.527
  • northern part of Israel calledGalilee and they lived in a very
  • 00:35:12.560 --> 00:35:16.297
  • small village called Nazareth.
  • 00:35:16.330 --> 00:35:18.799
  • Now, Nazareth was only about300 people in Jesus's day,
  • 00:35:18.833 --> 00:35:23.871
  • and they actually believedthat the Messiah
  • 00:35:23.905 --> 00:35:26.073
  • would come from their town.
  • 00:35:26.107 --> 00:35:27.808
  • I think this is one reason whyMary went there, but another
  • 00:35:27.842 --> 00:35:30.811
  • reason might be that they wereonly 4 miles away from the
  • 00:35:30.845 --> 00:35:34.849
  • capital of Galilee.
  • 00:35:34.882 --> 00:35:37.785
  • Tradition says--we don't haveany real historic evidence, but
  • 00:35:37.818 --> 00:35:40.688
  • tradition says that this city,Sepphoris, was the birthplace of
  • 00:35:40.721 --> 00:35:44.959
  • Jesus's mother Mary.
  • 00:35:44.992 --> 00:35:47.061
  • And this city, Sepphoris,was an unbelievable place.
  • 00:35:47.094 --> 00:35:52.066
  • Unbelievable.
  • 00:35:52.099 --> 00:35:53.668
  • Right at Jesus's day, it wasbeing built by now Herod Antipas
  • 00:35:53.701 --> 00:35:58.739
  • and it was the capital.
  • 00:35:58.773 --> 00:36:00.074
  • And it had palaces, and streets,and gymnasiums, and theaters,
  • 00:36:00.107 --> 00:36:04.512
  • and again, it was only a 4 milewalk from Nazareth.
  • 00:36:04.545 --> 00:36:07.782
  • Now, Jesus, we all know ifyou've been goin' to Shepherd's
  • 00:36:07.815 --> 00:36:10.851
  • Grove for awhile, Jesus wasn'tnecessarily a carpenter.
  • 00:36:10.885 --> 00:36:15.856
  • The Bible says that Jesuswas a tekton.
  • 00:36:15.890 --> 00:36:19.527
  • Tekton.
  • 00:36:19.560 --> 00:36:20.861
  • That literally means a builder.
  • 00:36:20.895 --> 00:36:22.730
  • Jesus was a builder, and you caninterpret that any way you do.
  • 00:36:22.763 --> 00:36:27.368
  • If you're living in medievalGermany or medieval England,
  • 00:36:27.401 --> 00:36:30.571
  • a builder is a carpenter.
  • 00:36:30.605 --> 00:36:31.906
  • That's somebody who cuts downtrees and builds houses out
  • 00:36:31.939 --> 00:36:34.842
  • of wood.
  • 00:36:34.875 --> 00:36:36.210
  • But if you live in Israel wherethere are very few trees and
  • 00:36:36.244 --> 00:36:39.347
  • buildings are made of stone, abuilder is typically going to be
  • 00:36:39.380 --> 00:36:41.949
  • a stonemason.
  • 00:36:41.983 --> 00:36:43.284
  • So it's likely that Jesusactually wasn't a carpenter, he
  • 00:36:43.317 --> 00:36:46.787
  • probably could work with wood,had to know, you know, the
  • 00:36:46.821 --> 00:36:49.724
  • basics, but probably historiansbelieve was actually a mason,
  • 00:36:49.757 --> 00:36:53.794
  • a stonemason.
  • 00:36:53.828 --> 00:36:55.129
  • Not the lodge kind,the stonemason.
  • 00:36:55.162 --> 00:36:57.565
  • You work with stones,you chisel them, you cut them,
  • 00:36:57.598 --> 00:37:00.334
  • you sand them, and youmake buildings out of them.
  • 00:37:00.368 --> 00:37:02.837
  • And when you see the ruins inIsrael, they're all made of
  • 00:37:02.870 --> 00:37:05.206
  • stone and they're beautiful.
  • 00:37:05.239 --> 00:37:07.275
  • And it was so interesting whenwe got to go to Sepphoris to
  • 00:37:07.308 --> 00:37:10.077
  • walk around and think, Okay,this is 4 miles from Jesus's
  • 00:37:10.111 --> 00:37:13.781
  • home, which only has 300 people,and that's not a lot of work for
  • 00:37:13.814 --> 00:37:17.451
  • Joseph and Jesuswhen he's a teenager
  • 00:37:17.485 --> 00:37:19.120
  • in their little village.
  • 00:37:19.153 --> 00:37:20.921
  • Most of the work that theywould've gotten was probably
  • 00:37:20.955 --> 00:37:23.591
  • going to be in Sepphoris.
  • 00:37:23.624 --> 00:37:25.259
  • We have no evidenceto support this at all.
  • 00:37:25.293 --> 00:37:27.361
  • This is totally conjecture, butI believe and many historians
  • 00:37:27.395 --> 00:37:31.032
  • believe that a lot of thesebuildings in Sepphoris were
  • 00:37:31.065 --> 00:37:35.403
  • built by teenager or guyin his 20s Jesus.
  • 00:37:35.436 --> 00:37:39.240
  • Isn't that amazing that you walkaround and it's very, very
  • 00:37:39.273 --> 00:37:43.711
  • likely that Joseph and Jesus andhis brothers worked on building
  • 00:37:43.744 --> 00:37:47.782
  • this theater, or worked onbuilding these streets or
  • 00:37:47.815 --> 00:37:50.484
  • these mosaics?
  • 00:37:50.518 --> 00:37:51.919
  • And that most of Jesus's life,you know, through his teens and
  • 00:37:51.952 --> 00:37:55.556
  • his 20s, he was building things,carving things, and
  • 00:37:55.589 --> 00:37:59.360
  • shaping things.
  • 00:37:59.393 --> 00:38:00.961
  • And it wasn't until he was 30that he became a great rabbi.
  • 00:38:00.995 --> 00:38:03.831
  • Now, that is interesting to mebecause when you look at the
  • 00:38:03.864 --> 00:38:06.200
  • nature of God, and we believethat Jesus is the Son of God,
  • 00:38:06.233 --> 00:38:10.371
  • and that he got to effectivelychoose his job, and that he
  • 00:38:10.404 --> 00:38:13.774
  • chose being a builder, a masonor a carpenter, that he chose
  • 00:38:13.808 --> 00:38:18.713
  • this profession.
  • 00:38:18.746 --> 00:38:20.081
  • And I think it is so importantthat we understand that there's
  • 00:38:20.114 --> 00:38:23.250
  • something about God's naturethat he loves to shape out of
  • 00:38:23.284 --> 00:38:26.954
  • the gnarliness and dirtiness ofthe stone that comes out of the
  • 00:38:26.987 --> 00:38:32.226
  • ground to shape somethingornate, unique, and beautiful.
  • 00:38:32.259 --> 00:38:38.265
  • And that's whathe's doing in your life.
  • 00:38:38.933 --> 00:38:41.001
  • Ornate, unique, and beautiful.
  • 00:38:41.035 --> 00:38:43.270
  • It's about the details.
  • 00:38:43.304 --> 00:38:45.272
  • It's about the little things.
  • 00:38:45.306 --> 00:38:47.508
  • And that's what God'sdoing in your life.
  • 00:38:47.541 --> 00:38:50.711
  • They found another discoveryin Jerusalem.
  • 00:38:50.745 --> 00:38:53.647
  • When they were looking at thestones at the Great Temple, they
  • 00:38:53.681 --> 00:38:57.852
  • found that so many of the stoneshad ornate carvings on the
  • 00:38:57.885 --> 00:39:02.757
  • outside, beautiful images ofthings flowing and all that
  • 00:39:02.790 --> 00:39:05.893
  • stuff, but the big surprise waswhen they dug up the
  • 00:39:05.926 --> 00:39:09.463
  • foundation stones.
  • 00:39:09.497 --> 00:39:11.132
  • That is, the stones that wereunder the earth, the stones that
  • 00:39:11.165 --> 00:39:14.201
  • after they place them there,nobody would see them, that they
  • 00:39:14.235 --> 00:39:17.304
  • still had the same ornatecarving on them; that the Jewish
  • 00:39:17.338 --> 00:39:21.909
  • people who built the temple, themessage is they believed so much
  • 00:39:21.942 --> 00:39:27.948
  • in the hidden things that whenthey carved the stuff on these
  • 00:39:27.982 --> 00:39:31.519
  • little stones that even thoughno one would see them,
  • 00:39:31.552 --> 00:39:34.822
  • they still wanted to givetheir all to God.
  • 00:39:34.855 --> 00:39:37.324
  • This is the temple and this iswhat the Lord wants from us,
  • 00:39:37.358 --> 00:39:42.530
  • that the secret things, thehidden things in our life are
  • 00:39:42.563 --> 00:39:46.267
  • the important things.
  • 00:39:46.300 --> 00:39:47.635
  • In other words, that we takeresponsibility for our lives,
  • 00:39:47.668 --> 00:39:53.674
  • that we take responsibility forour lives, that we focus on us
  • 00:39:54.575 --> 00:40:00.581
  • in terms of what needs to befixed, not everything else; that
  • 00:40:01.549 --> 00:40:05.686
  • we remember that the foundationis what matters, that what's
  • 00:40:05.719 --> 00:40:09.457
  • hidden is what matters.
  • 00:40:09.490 --> 00:40:12.793
  • Every single Sunday for morethan 60 years, a minister has
  • 00:40:12.827 --> 00:40:18.833
  • gotten onto this pulpit andopened every worship service
  • 00:40:20.768 --> 00:40:25.473
  • with the same words.
  • 00:40:25.506 --> 00:40:26.841
  • You might know them.
  • 00:40:26.874 --> 00:40:28.209
  • "This is the day the Lordhas made.
  • 00:40:28.242 --> 00:40:32.613
  • We will rejoiceand be glad in it."
  • 00:40:32.646 --> 00:40:37.651
  • Those are the same words as"Hava Nagila," by the way, if
  • 00:40:37.685 --> 00:40:40.821
  • you're Jewish, or you've grownup in a Jewish family, or you
  • 00:40:40.855 --> 00:40:43.390
  • have Jewish friends, if you evergo to a bar mitzvah, or a bat
  • 00:40:43.424 --> 00:40:46.794
  • mitzvah, or a wedding, you'regonna hear, "Hava nagila,
  • 00:40:46.827 --> 00:40:51.098
  • hava nagila, hava nagila,ve nismeha."
  • 00:40:51.131 --> 00:40:54.435
  • That is word for word--this is,"Let us rejoice and be glad in
  • 00:40:54.468 --> 00:41:00.474
  • it," and it's--both of thoseare pulling from Psalm 118.
  • 00:41:00.641 --> 00:41:04.478
  • And a lot of us have no ideathat that is--when we say,
  • 00:41:04.512 --> 00:41:08.015
  • "This is the day the Lord hasmade," that's only the second
  • 00:41:08.048 --> 00:41:10.017
  • half of a verse.
  • 00:41:10.050 --> 00:41:11.385
  • Let's bring it up.
  • 00:41:11.418 --> 00:41:12.753
  • The full verse goes like this,"The stone that the builders
  • 00:41:12.786 --> 00:41:16.957
  • rejected has become thecornerstone."
  • 00:41:16.991 --> 00:41:22.796
  • Did you catch that?
  • 00:41:22.830 --> 00:41:24.131
  • So it's like builders werelooking at a pile of stones and
  • 00:41:24.164 --> 00:41:27.568
  • they picked the ones theythought were the best, and then
  • 00:41:27.601 --> 00:41:29.436
  • there was this other stone overhere and they threw it away.
  • 00:41:29.470 --> 00:41:32.573
  • And somehow in the midst of itall, someone took that stone and
  • 00:41:32.606 --> 00:41:35.876
  • said, "Yeah, it's a funkylooking stone, but this funky
  • 00:41:35.910 --> 00:41:39.113
  • looking stone will be the mostimportant one."
  • 00:41:39.146 --> 00:41:41.448
  • It's gonna be the cornerstone,which is the foundational stone
  • 00:41:41.482 --> 00:41:45.252
  • at the top of the arc that holdsthe whole building together;
  • 00:41:45.286 --> 00:41:48.956
  • that it may not look like theother stones, it's utterly
  • 00:41:48.989 --> 00:41:51.225
  • unique, it's got this bizarreshape, but this is the stone we
  • 00:41:51.258 --> 00:41:54.929
  • need to hold up everything; thatthe one they threw away became
  • 00:41:54.962 --> 00:41:58.999
  • the most important thing.
  • 00:41:59.033 --> 00:42:01.535
  • And it says, "So it's become thecornerstone.
  • 00:42:01.569 --> 00:42:03.837
  • This is the Lord's doing.
  • 00:42:03.871 --> 00:42:05.773
  • It is marvelous in our eyes."
  • 00:42:05.806 --> 00:42:08.442
  • And then, "This is the daythat the Lord has made.
  • 00:42:08.475 --> 00:42:11.679
  • Let us rejoiceand be glad in it."
  • 00:42:11.712 --> 00:42:13.314
  • What day?
  • 00:42:13.347 --> 00:42:14.648
  • The day that the things thatwere rejected, the things that
  • 00:42:14.682 --> 00:42:18.152
  • were outside, became the mostimportant things.
  • 00:42:18.185 --> 00:42:22.156
  • The things that they thoughtwere worthless became the
  • 00:42:22.189 --> 00:42:25.292
  • best thing.
  • 00:42:25.326 --> 00:42:26.694
  • The thing that's even, you mightsay, the cornerstone is often
  • 00:42:26.727 --> 00:42:29.330
  • hidden, you don't see it, is themost important thing; that
  • 00:42:29.363 --> 00:42:33.367
  • although it was thrown away,this is what matters.
  • 00:42:33.400 --> 00:42:37.871
  • And this is what matters, so whywould you rejoice?
  • 00:42:37.905 --> 00:42:41.642
  • Why is that something tocelebrate?
  • 00:42:41.675 --> 00:42:44.011
  • Why is that something to jump upand down and say,
  • 00:42:44.044 --> 00:42:45.746
  • "Hava nagila," about?
  • 00:42:45.779 --> 00:42:47.915
  • The answer is because it's apicture of the kingdom.
  • 00:42:47.948 --> 00:42:50.918
  • See, the world looks ateverything on the outside,
  • 00:42:50.951 --> 00:42:54.121
  • all the vain stuff, but Godlooks at the heart.
  • 00:42:54.154 --> 00:42:58.492
  • God looks at the heart.
  • 00:42:58.525 --> 00:43:02.162
  • The hidden thing that ishappening today in your life is
  • 00:43:02.196 --> 00:43:08.202
  • the fruit of your life tomorrow.
  • 00:43:10.004 --> 00:43:15.542
  • You may have grief, you may haveanger, you may have
  • 00:43:15.576 --> 00:43:20.648
  • brokenheartedness, but if yougive that empty brokenness to
  • 00:43:20.681 --> 00:43:24.184
  • God, and he repairs, and heals,and works on you on the inside,
  • 00:43:24.218 --> 00:43:29.823
  • if that is fixed but you'reoutside isn't, don't worry.
  • 00:43:29.857 --> 00:43:33.861
  • Tomorrow's gonna be amazing.
  • 00:43:33.894 --> 00:43:36.597
  • If the inside is worked ontoday, the outside will be
  • 00:43:36.630 --> 00:43:41.468
  • fixed tomorrow.
  • 00:43:41.502 --> 00:43:42.803
  • Jesus told us, "Seek first hiskingdom and his righteousness,"
  • 00:43:42.836 --> 00:43:46.874
  • and everything else, everythingelse will be taken care of.
  • 00:43:46.907 --> 00:43:51.278
  • "Everything else," it says,"will be given unto you."
  • 00:43:51.311 --> 00:43:54.748
  • So in our world, let me just--
  • 00:43:54.782 --> 00:44:00.788
  • Who's not worried about America?
  • 00:44:01.455 --> 00:44:05.292
  • Who's not worriedabout this election?
  • 00:44:05.325 --> 00:44:08.962
  • Who's not worried about the wayin which there seems to be
  • 00:44:08.996 --> 00:44:12.766
  • two groups that at least usedto have some respect for
  • 00:44:12.800 --> 00:44:17.838
  • that hate each other.
  • 00:44:17.871 --> 00:44:19.907
  • Ongoing violence, brokensystems, and all the stuff that
  • 00:44:19.940 --> 00:44:24.411
  • everybody's talking about, andyet it's not getting better.
  • 00:44:24.445 --> 00:44:29.717
  • The more we talk about it,the worse it gets.
  • 00:44:29.750 --> 00:44:34.021
  • What's up with that?
  • 00:44:34.054 --> 00:44:36.557
  • May I suggest that Jesus'smessage of fixing the inside,
  • 00:44:36.590 --> 00:44:42.029
  • the heart, before fixing theoutside is the answer here.
  • 00:44:42.062 --> 00:44:47.067
  • I remember when Hannah and Ihad the privilege to--
  • 00:44:47.101 --> 00:44:50.337
  • I had the honor of being theyoungest chaplain at this
  • 00:44:50.370 --> 00:44:52.539
  • Chautauqua Institute.
  • 00:44:52.573 --> 00:44:55.776
  • It was a mega honor and I'mdefinitely bragging about it.
  • 00:44:55.809 --> 00:45:01.048
  • And I remember when we werethere, there were a lot of
  • 00:45:01.081 --> 00:45:04.118
  • things I liked and a lot ofthings I didn't like.
  • 00:45:04.151 --> 00:45:06.453
  • One of the things that I thoughtwas kinda cheesy was there were
  • 00:45:06.487 --> 00:45:09.723
  • these, you know, people thatwould get together and they will
  • 00:45:09.757 --> 00:45:11.692
  • pray for peace, and they sangthe song, "Let there be peace on
  • 00:45:11.725 --> 00:45:16.363
  • earth and let it--" and I alwaysthought it was--there's nothing
  • 00:45:16.396 --> 00:45:19.433
  • wrong with it, I just thought itsounded like Kumbaya, you know?
  • 00:45:19.466 --> 00:45:22.870
  • And now looking back, I missthose days when people
  • 00:45:22.903 --> 00:45:27.941
  • used to sing songs like that.
  • 00:45:27.975 --> 00:45:29.977
  • ♪ Let there bepeace on earth ♪
  • 00:45:30.010 --> 00:45:34.281
  • and the key line,
  • 00:45:34.314 --> 00:45:35.916
  • ♪ and let it begin with me ♪
  • 00:45:35.949 --> 00:45:40.788
  • Who's saying, "Letit begin with me"?
  • 00:45:42.890 --> 00:45:45.726
  • It's always, "Let it begin withhim, or her, or this system,
  • 00:45:45.759 --> 00:45:51.765
  • or this law, or this thing,or that."
  • 00:45:52.399 --> 00:45:55.636
  • Those things are important andthey matter, but if peace isn't
  • 00:45:55.669 --> 00:45:59.773
  • in me, I'm never gonnaexperience peace out there.
  • 00:45:59.807 --> 00:46:04.678
  • If peace isn't happening in myheart, I'm not going to
  • 00:46:04.711 --> 00:46:08.348
  • experience peace on the"It's a Small World" ride.
  • 00:46:08.382 --> 00:46:11.618
  • It doesn't matter where I am, Iam going to be worried and
  • 00:46:11.652 --> 00:46:15.556
  • anxious, and something is alwaysgoing to seem wrong with the
  • 00:46:15.589 --> 00:46:20.027
  • world I live in.
  • 00:46:20.060 --> 00:46:21.795
  • If I am not at peace, if not Iam not a loving person, it will
  • 00:46:21.829 --> 00:46:26.300
  • be very hard for me toexperience love and to only
  • 00:46:26.333 --> 00:46:29.236
  • experience hate from others.
  • 00:46:29.269 --> 00:46:31.538
  • If I am not takingresponsibility for my life, it
  • 00:46:31.572 --> 00:46:35.008
  • will be so easy to blame all ofmy lack and failure on other
  • 00:46:35.042 --> 00:46:39.012
  • people, or other systems,or other groups.
  • 00:46:39.046 --> 00:46:42.182
  • And Jesus looks at these thingsand he cares about them more
  • 00:46:42.216 --> 00:46:47.688
  • than we do, but he understandsthat at the heart of it, we have
  • 00:46:47.721 --> 00:46:53.727
  • to change.
  • 00:46:54.661 --> 00:46:56.296
  • I have to change.
  • 00:46:56.330 --> 00:46:58.365
  • If I want a peaceful world,I have to become
  • 00:46:58.398 --> 00:47:02.202
  • a peaceful person.
  • 00:47:02.236 --> 00:47:08.242
  • Let me give you an example.
  • 00:47:09.276 --> 00:47:11.745
  • We can look at something, maybethe most disgusting, evil thing
  • 00:47:11.778 --> 00:47:15.749
  • in our world, and wecan all point at it.
  • 00:47:15.782 --> 00:47:17.584
  • I don't think is anybody whowouldn't point at this and say
  • 00:47:17.618 --> 00:47:19.586
  • it's not evil and disgusting.
  • 00:47:19.620 --> 00:47:22.189
  • Sex trafficking.
  • 00:47:22.222 --> 00:47:24.324
  • Very often most cases, it'schildren who are sold into the
  • 00:47:24.358 --> 00:47:29.029
  • sex industry by gangs and such.
  • 00:47:29.062 --> 00:47:34.167
  • Everyone will look at that andsay, "That is broken.
  • 00:47:34.201 --> 00:47:37.938
  • That needs to be fixed.
  • 00:47:37.971 --> 00:47:40.474
  • I care about that.
  • 00:47:40.507 --> 00:47:41.875
  • I want that to end in ourworld."
  • 00:47:41.909 --> 00:47:43.243
  • That is representative of hellbreaking into our world,
  • 00:47:43.277 --> 00:47:46.480
  • something so evil.
  • 00:47:46.513 --> 00:47:48.015
  • You know, Jesus cares more aboutthat than we do?
  • 00:47:48.048 --> 00:47:50.050
  • Because Jesus not only says putan end to that, right?
  • 00:47:50.083 --> 00:47:53.220
  • Jesus says anybody who harmsa child should have a millstone
  • 00:47:53.253 --> 00:47:56.456
  • tied around their neckand be thrown into the sea,
  • 00:47:56.490 --> 00:47:58.659
  • which I love.
  • 00:47:58.692 --> 00:47:59.993
  • I love that.
  • 00:48:00.027 --> 00:48:01.361
  • But he also says, and this iswhat's most important, that,
  • 00:48:01.395 --> 00:48:03.797
  • "You have heard that it was saidsuch, and such, and such, but I
  • 00:48:03.830 --> 00:48:06.066
  • say lust," right?
  • 00:48:06.099 --> 00:48:08.502
  • So Jesus says lustis the problem.
  • 00:48:08.535 --> 00:48:11.471
  • Now, don't get confusedwith lust and desire.
  • 00:48:11.505 --> 00:48:13.740
  • Sexual desire is differentthan the word "lust."
  • 00:48:13.774 --> 00:48:16.443
  • Lust means I want to objectifyand use another person for my
  • 00:48:16.476 --> 00:48:22.382
  • own pleasure and gratification.
  • 00:48:22.416 --> 00:48:24.351
  • That is at the heartof sex trafficking.
  • 00:48:24.384 --> 00:48:27.688
  • All of us, all of us can lookand say genocide, the genocides
  • 00:48:27.721 --> 00:48:32.526
  • that happened to the 20thcentury, or racism that pervaded
  • 00:48:32.559 --> 00:48:36.863
  • so much of our historyespecially in the 20th century,
  • 00:48:36.897 --> 00:48:40.834
  • everybody says that's horrible.
  • 00:48:40.867 --> 00:48:43.236
  • But do you know Jesus cares moreabout genocide and racism than
  • 00:48:43.270 --> 00:48:47.007
  • we do?
  • 00:48:47.040 --> 00:48:48.342
  • Because Jesus says anyone--you've heard anyone--
  • 00:48:48.375 --> 00:48:54.381
  • "You've heard that it was said,'Anyone who murders--'"
  • 00:48:54.548 --> 00:48:57.818
  • Let me read it to you.
  • 00:48:57.851 --> 00:48:59.386
  • "And you've heard that it'ssaid, 'You shall not murder, and
  • 00:48:59.419 --> 00:49:01.655
  • anyone who murders will besubject to judgment,' but I say
  • 00:49:01.688 --> 00:49:04.725
  • to you anyone who is angry withhis brother or sister will be
  • 00:49:04.758 --> 00:49:07.394
  • subject to judgment.
  • 00:49:07.427 --> 00:49:08.762
  • Again, anyone who says to abrother or sister, 'Raca,'
  • 00:49:08.795 --> 00:49:11.999
  • that's like filth, is answerableto the court.
  • 00:49:12.032 --> 00:49:16.503
  • And anyone who says, 'You fool,'will be in danger
  • 00:49:16.536 --> 00:49:19.873
  • of the fire of hell."
  • 00:49:19.906 --> 00:49:22.376
  • We look at the outside,the racism, the genocide,
  • 00:49:22.409 --> 00:49:26.079
  • the violence, but Jesus looksat the heart, contempt.
  • 00:49:26.113 --> 00:49:30.384
  • If you dehumanize people, if youhold bitterness in your heart
  • 00:49:30.417 --> 00:49:36.189
  • towards a person, and yeah,you've never acted on it, you've
  • 00:49:36.223 --> 00:49:39.526
  • never done anything, but youhold that in your heart,
  • 00:49:39.559 --> 00:49:41.828
  • that's the issue.
  • 00:49:41.862 --> 00:49:43.530
  • See, Jesus cares moreabout it than we do.
  • 00:49:43.563 --> 00:49:47.667
  • We say it's all about notmurdering, and of course you
  • 00:49:47.701 --> 00:49:50.203
  • shouldn't murder, but Jesus saysstop chanting the stuff that
  • 00:49:50.237 --> 00:49:55.175
  • you're chanting all the time.
  • 00:49:55.208 --> 00:49:58.812
  • Stop going on social media andsaying to real children of God
  • 00:49:58.845 --> 00:50:04.518
  • the things that you say to them.
  • 00:50:04.551 --> 00:50:06.686
  • When you go on Twitter,or Facebook, or Instagram,
  • 00:50:06.720 --> 00:50:10.023
  • if I have to read,"F you, racist"
  • 00:50:10.057 --> 00:50:12.225
  • or "F you, libtard"one more time.
  • 00:50:12.259 --> 00:50:16.029
  • See, Jesus says you want to getrid of racism, but you can't do
  • 00:50:16.063 --> 00:50:20.634
  • that if you're saying,"F you, racist."
  • 00:50:20.667 --> 00:50:23.904
  • You want to get rid of thingslike autocracy, but you can't
  • 00:50:23.937 --> 00:50:27.741
  • get rid of that if you'resaying, "F you, libtard."
  • 00:50:27.774 --> 00:50:30.677
  • When you say words of contemptand when you cuss out people
  • 00:50:30.710 --> 00:50:34.481
  • online, or in real life, or inan email, when you have contempt
  • 00:50:34.514 --> 00:50:38.318
  • for another person, even ifthey're an evil person, you are
  • 00:50:38.351 --> 00:50:42.022
  • making it worse, not better.
  • 00:50:42.055 --> 00:50:44.091
  • And that's not who you are.
  • 00:50:44.124 --> 00:50:46.059
  • You are a joyful, encouraging,loving person.
  • 00:50:46.093 --> 00:50:50.163
  • It is so much more important towin people over than it is
  • 00:50:50.197 --> 00:50:54.534
  • to win.
  • 00:50:54.568 --> 00:50:56.369
  • And that is the thing that welearn from so many believers
  • 00:50:56.403 --> 00:51:00.373
  • that came before us, from MotherTeresa to Dr. King.
  • 00:51:00.407 --> 00:51:05.112
  • Dr. King, look at Dr. Kingversus Malcolm X.
  • 00:51:05.145 --> 00:51:10.050
  • Those guys didn'tlike each other
  • 00:51:10.083 --> 00:51:11.985
  • and didn't agreewith each other,
  • 00:51:12.018 --> 00:51:13.954
  • and it was for one reasonand one reason alone.
  • 00:51:13.987 --> 00:51:16.556
  • One, Malcolm X, I believe wasokay with contempt and violence
  • 00:51:16.590 --> 00:51:21.361
  • and Dr. King was not.
  • 00:51:21.394 --> 00:51:22.863
  • It was not okay to have contemptin your heart.
  • 00:51:22.896 --> 00:51:26.666
  • It was not okay.
  • 00:51:26.700 --> 00:51:28.001
  • Yes, you speak, you know, withwhat you believe, but it is not
  • 00:51:28.034 --> 00:51:31.071
  • okay to cuss out, and beviolent, and do all of
  • 00:51:31.104 --> 00:51:35.342
  • that stuff.
  • 00:51:35.375 --> 00:51:36.710
  • That is not whatwe believers do.
  • 00:51:36.743 --> 00:51:40.547
  • We love our enemies.
  • 00:51:40.580 --> 00:51:42.849
  • We love our competitors.
  • 00:51:42.883 --> 00:51:44.851
  • We love peoplewho disagree with us.
  • 00:51:44.885 --> 00:51:47.387
  • And the more people ratchet itup, the more we have to have
  • 00:51:47.420 --> 00:51:51.391
  • focus on our hearts and say, "Iwill not allow bitterness, and
  • 00:51:51.424 --> 00:51:55.862
  • resentment, and all of thisstuff to be a part of me.
  • 00:51:55.896 --> 00:51:59.132
  • I'm gonna say what I believe,but I'm going to say it
  • 00:51:59.166 --> 00:52:01.301
  • with respect.
  • 00:52:01.334 --> 00:52:02.669
  • I'm going to do what I'm calledto do, but I'm gonna do it
  • 00:52:02.702 --> 00:52:05.038
  • with dignity.
  • 00:52:05.071 --> 00:52:06.373
  • I'm going to keep my chin up andbe honest about what I believe,
  • 00:52:06.406 --> 00:52:09.910
  • but I'm not going to say,'F you this,' or 'F you that,'
  • 00:52:09.943 --> 00:52:13.113
  • or any of those things."
  • 00:52:13.146 --> 00:52:14.447
  • That is not helping.
  • 00:52:14.481 --> 00:52:15.782
  • That makes things worse.
  • 00:52:15.815 --> 00:52:20.687
  • Moreover, you cannotfix the world if you
  • 00:52:20.720 --> 00:52:22.923
  • cannot make your own bed.
  • 00:52:22.956 --> 00:52:26.259
  • You cannot fix the world if youcannot make your own bed.
  • 00:52:26.293 --> 00:52:28.962
  • It is so important that weunderstand that if we can become
  • 00:52:28.995 --> 00:52:32.866
  • the people who focus on littlethings, on our own lives, and
  • 00:52:32.899 --> 00:52:37.370
  • can do that well, we're gonnahave more sympathy, grace, and
  • 00:52:37.404 --> 00:52:41.608
  • wisdom when we become leaders.
  • 00:52:41.641 --> 00:52:43.944
  • And that is who you are.
  • 00:52:43.977 --> 00:52:46.646
  • God is asking you to take.
  • 00:52:46.680 --> 00:52:49.182
  • If you have bitterness orunforgiveness in your heart, you
  • 00:52:49.216 --> 00:52:52.252
  • probably have a good reason.
  • 00:52:52.285 --> 00:52:54.654
  • You probably weretreated unfairly.
  • 00:52:54.688 --> 00:52:57.324
  • You've probably had some traumaor something horrible that was
  • 00:52:57.357 --> 00:52:59.826
  • done to you, and God sees that.
  • 00:52:59.859 --> 00:53:02.963
  • And I just want to say to you,be free of that.
  • 00:53:02.996 --> 00:53:05.432
  • Give that to the Lord.
  • 00:53:05.465 --> 00:53:06.967
  • Hand over your contempt and yourbitterness.
  • 00:53:07.000 --> 00:53:09.669
  • Allow him to teach you what itmeans to love people who hate
  • 00:53:09.703 --> 00:53:12.939
  • you or don't like you.
  • 00:53:12.973 --> 00:53:14.741
  • Maybe you carry a lot of fear inyour heart, fear for this
  • 00:53:14.774 --> 00:53:17.444
  • country, or fear for your job,or fear for your family.
  • 00:53:17.477 --> 00:53:20.013
  • It just cripples you.
  • 00:53:20.046 --> 00:53:21.982
  • Of course you feel that way.
  • 00:53:22.015 --> 00:53:23.350
  • I'm sure something happened inyour life where you learned
  • 00:53:23.383 --> 00:53:26.419
  • that, "I have to be afraid.
  • 00:53:26.453 --> 00:53:28.121
  • I have to be protective.
  • 00:53:28.154 --> 00:53:29.489
  • I have to be defensive, or thesethings will happen."
  • 00:53:29.522 --> 00:53:31.791
  • Give it to the Lord.
  • 00:53:31.825 --> 00:53:33.226
  • Give it--trust it to him.
  • 00:53:33.260 --> 00:53:34.628
  • None of these things you just doovernight.
  • 00:53:34.661 --> 00:53:36.029
  • It's a process, but over timebegin, as much as you can, to
  • 00:53:36.062 --> 00:53:39.766
  • give your fear over to the Lord,and he's gonna give you peace.
  • 00:53:39.799 --> 00:53:43.169
  • And the more peace you have inyour heart, the more peace we're
  • 00:53:43.203 --> 00:53:46.006
  • gonna have inour nation actually.
  • 00:53:46.039 --> 00:53:47.741
  • And I guess that'swhat I'm saying.
  • 00:53:47.774 --> 00:53:50.510
  • You want a peaceful nation,become a peaceful person.
  • 00:53:50.543 --> 00:53:55.248
  • You have a broken heart.
  • 00:53:55.282 --> 00:53:57.150
  • Of course you havea broken heart.
  • 00:53:57.183 --> 00:53:59.252
  • God sees whatyou went through.
  • 00:53:59.286 --> 00:54:01.988
  • God's heart breaks with yours aswell, but allow God to come and
  • 00:54:02.022 --> 00:54:05.725
  • mend those pieces together.
  • 00:54:05.759 --> 00:54:07.294
  • Don't walk away from him.
  • 00:54:07.327 --> 00:54:08.662
  • Don't give up on lifeor on your job.
  • 00:54:08.695 --> 00:54:11.231
  • Tomorrow will be betterthan it was today.
  • 00:54:11.264 --> 00:54:13.300
  • The day after that will bebetter than that day.
  • 00:54:13.333 --> 00:54:15.635
  • Your future's really bright andyou'll look back and say, "I'm
  • 00:54:15.669 --> 00:54:18.204
  • so glad that through this time Istuck it out with the people
  • 00:54:18.238 --> 00:54:21.675
  • that love me and with the Lord."
  • 00:54:21.708 --> 00:54:23.743
  • Give you a broken heart to Godand he'll mend you together.
  • 00:54:23.777 --> 00:54:27.681
  • And most of all, if you'reriding the fence and you have
  • 00:54:27.714 --> 00:54:31.251
  • not made a commitment to theLord, commit your life to
  • 00:54:31.284 --> 00:54:34.287
  • the Lord.
  • 00:54:34.321 --> 00:54:35.655
  • Become a discipleof Jesus Christ.
  • 00:54:35.689 --> 00:54:37.891
  • Jesus says that anyone who lovesthe Lord with all their heart,
  • 00:54:37.924 --> 00:54:42.128
  • and all their soul,and all their strength,
  • 00:54:42.162 --> 00:54:43.963
  • and those who love theirneighbor as themselves,
  • 00:54:43.997 --> 00:54:46.366
  • that they willhave eternal life.
  • 00:54:46.399 --> 00:54:48.435
  • And I believe that.
  • 00:54:48.468 --> 00:54:49.769
  • If you entrust your lifeto Jesus Christ,
  • 00:54:49.803 --> 00:54:51.538
  • to his work on the cross,you'll be saved.
  • 00:54:51.571 --> 00:54:53.873
  • And make a decision today.
  • 00:54:53.907 --> 00:54:57.077
  • Nobody wants to makea decision about anything.
  • 00:54:57.110 --> 00:55:01.448
  • I should end my sermon,but just this last thought.
  • 00:55:01.481 --> 00:55:05.919
  • So often, at least I amvery tempted when I'm invited
  • 00:55:05.952 --> 00:55:09.289
  • to something to say maybe.
  • 00:55:09.322 --> 00:55:11.725
  • You know, I don't knowif I want to go.
  • 00:55:11.758 --> 00:55:13.560
  • I'll see how I feelwhen I get there.
  • 00:55:13.593 --> 00:55:15.595
  • And very often in life, this ishow we are with really important
  • 00:55:15.628 --> 00:55:19.132
  • things, like should I make adecision to follow the Lord?
  • 00:55:19.165 --> 00:55:22.369
  • Make a decision todayto follow Christ.
  • 00:55:22.402 --> 00:55:25.372
  • We don't know how longwe're going to live.
  • 00:55:25.405 --> 00:55:27.173
  • And we always--and I justbelieve that the best life that
  • 00:55:27.207 --> 00:55:29.542
  • you can live is theone following the Lord,
  • 00:55:29.576 --> 00:55:31.411
  • so make a commitment today.
  • 00:55:31.444 --> 00:55:33.880
  • I want you to knowI'm so proud of you.
  • 00:55:33.913 --> 00:55:36.683
  • I believe that God is gonnabring peace in a broken world
  • 00:55:36.716 --> 00:55:39.552
  • through you.
  • 00:55:39.586 --> 00:55:40.887
  • I believe that God's gonnarelieve you of whatever anger,
  • 00:55:40.920 --> 00:55:43.890
  • and frustration, and all ofthese things that may be tearing
  • 00:55:43.923 --> 00:55:47.594
  • you up inside.
  • 00:55:47.627 --> 00:55:48.928
  • He's going to bring peaceinto your life,
  • 00:55:48.962 --> 00:55:50.263
  • and I proclaim that over you.
  • 00:55:50.296 --> 00:55:52.098
  • And I just believe that as weseek the inner things and allow
  • 00:55:52.132 --> 00:55:55.468
  • the Son of God to work on ourhearts that we're going to
  • 00:55:55.502 --> 00:55:57.871
  • become the kind of people--you're going to become the kind
  • 00:55:57.904 --> 00:55:59.773
  • of person the world needs today.
  • 00:55:59.806 --> 00:56:02.175
  • Not another person saying,"F you,"
  • 00:56:02.208 --> 00:56:04.277
  • but someone who's saying,"I'm blessing you.
  • 00:56:04.310 --> 00:56:06.679
  • Let me talk to you.Let me work with you.
  • 00:56:06.713 --> 00:56:09.382
  • Let me be a friend to you."
  • 00:56:09.416 --> 00:56:10.750
  • And I just believe that makesall the difference in the world.
  • 00:56:10.784 --> 00:56:13.987
  • Father, we love you and we thankyou so much that you've given us
  • 00:56:14.020 --> 00:56:17.624
  • life and you've given usthis country.
  • 00:56:17.657 --> 00:56:21.127
  • Many who are watching in allsorts of other countries facing
  • 00:56:21.161 --> 00:56:23.563
  • other political issues and otherdynamics, Lord, help us in our
  • 00:56:23.596 --> 00:56:27.333
  • nations and our cultures that welove, our songs, and our food,
  • 00:56:27.367 --> 00:56:31.337
  • and our families, and all ofthese things that make up who we
  • 00:56:31.371 --> 00:56:33.506
  • are as a people; to never forgetthat you are the most
  • 00:56:33.540 --> 00:56:36.376
  • important thing.
  • 00:56:36.409 --> 00:56:37.777
  • And help us always to begracious people and merciful
  • 00:56:37.811 --> 00:56:40.780
  • people, quick to forgiveness asyou are quick to forgive us,
  • 00:56:40.814 --> 00:56:45.118
  • quick to be people who havediscussions and conversations
  • 00:56:45.151 --> 00:56:48.321
  • rather than people who arealways judging and putting down.
  • 00:56:48.354 --> 00:56:50.590
  • We would never be that, Lord.
  • 00:56:50.623 --> 00:56:51.958
  • I pray that you bring healingto our nation and to all
  • 00:56:51.991 --> 00:56:54.761
  • the nations that are listeningonline or on television,
  • 00:56:54.794 --> 00:56:58.598
  • that you bring peaceto our countries
  • 00:56:58.631 --> 00:57:01.201
  • and help us to be ways inwhich that peace is coming.
  • 00:57:01.234 --> 00:57:04.471
  • And Lord, we love you.
  • 00:57:04.504 --> 00:57:06.039
  • It's in Jesus's name we pray,amen.
  • 00:57:06.072 --> 00:57:08.241
  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:57:09.008 --> 00:57:14.914
  • CC BY ABERDEEN CAPTIONING1-800-688-6621 WWW.ABERCAP.COM
  • 00:57:14.948 --> 00:57:19.919
  • announcer: The precedingprogram was paid for
  • 00:57:19.953 --> 00:57:21.754
  • by the ministry partnersof the "Hour of Power"
  • 00:57:21.788 --> 00:57:24.357
  • and viewers like youand is accredited by
  • 00:57:24.390 --> 00:57:27.026
  • the Evangelical Councilfor Financial Accountability.
  • 00:57:27.060 --> 00:57:30.029