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Jesus for President: Prince of Peace

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November 1, 2020
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Jesus offers the gift of supernatural peace even in the most trying times.

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Jesus for President: Prince of Peace

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  • and through you, this is howI'll lead your life."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Kerry: Hey, Woodlands Church.
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  • Today, we're concluding theseries we've been in the last
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  • several weeks that I'mcalling "Jesus for President."
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  • It's all about making Christ thecommander-in-chief of your life.
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  • Now, a president'snumber-one role is
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  • that of commander-in-chief ofthe armed forces, because
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  • the president's number-one jobis to protect the nation
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  • and keep its citizens safe.
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  • Now, peace is always the goal,but there are times when
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  • the commander-in-chief has tosend troops into harm's way,
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  • has to send troops intobattle in order to stop evil
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  • and hopefully bring about peace.
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  • But peace has been avery elusive goal.
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  • In fact, over the last 5.000years of recorded history
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  • there have only been 268 yearswhere there have been no war.
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  • There have beenover 14.600 wars,
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  • hundreds ofthousands of battles.
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  • It seems like the worldis constantly at war,
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  • but what I wanna talk abouttoday is another kind of war.
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  • It's a battle forour peace of mind.
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  • It's a very real war becausewe're constantly battling stress
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  • and worry and anxiety and fear.
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  • In fact, most people I meet
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  • don't really havea genuine peace.
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  • There are very few people in ourmodern-day society that have
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  • a real, genuine peace,peace of heart and mind,
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  • and I think thereare three causes
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  • for this war onour peace of mind.
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  • First is we try to changecircumstances
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  • that are unchangeable.
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  • Whenever you try to changecircumstances and you can't
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  • change them, you get frustrated,and you lose your peace.
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  • And, folks, a lot ofcircumstances
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  • are out of our control.
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  • We think that we cancontrol a lotta things,
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  • but we really don't whenit comes down to it.
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  • And when something'sout of our control
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  • and we try to control it,we lose our peace.
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  • Things like gettingstuck in traffic,
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  • or things like having aflight delayed or canceled,
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  • or just every time I fly.
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  • You know, there are so manythings that are just small
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  • irritants, where we getfrustrated and we try to control
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  • them, like getting behind thatperson in the express checkout
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  • line in the grocery store thathas way more than ten items.
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  • You just can't control it.
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  • You just can'tfix the situation,
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  • but I would also say that thereare so many times in our lives
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  • where very importantthings are out of our control.
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  • Some of the most importantthings in our lives
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  • are out of control, or outof our control.
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  • We can't fix it.We can't change it.
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  • Like, the student whoapplies to their dream college,
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  • but gets that rejection letter.
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  • Or like the single adult whoreally wants to get married
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  • and find that right one, butit's just not happening.
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  • Or the married couple thatreally wants to have a child,
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  • and it's not happening.
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  • Some of the most importantthings in our lives are beyond
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  • our control, and wetry to control them,
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  • and we lose our peace.
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  • We try to change circumstancesthat are unchangeable,
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  • and then we try to changepeople that are unchangeable.
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  • The quickest way to loseyour peace is to try to change
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  • someone, and we're alwaystrying to change people
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  • in our lives that reallyneed to change.
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  • I know there are some peoplein your life right now
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  • that really need to change.
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  • Maybe it's a spouse or a kidor a boss or a coworker
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  • or a friend, andso you've come up
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  • with this personal improvementplan for their life.
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  • And you're all excited about it,but they just don't cooperate
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  • with your personalimprovement plan,
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  • no matter how goodand perfect it is,
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  • and you get frustrated.
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  • You lose your peace.
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  • We're always tryingto fix everyone else.
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  • We're always trying tochange everyone else
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  • because they're notdoing things right.
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  • They're going downthe wrong path, whatever it is.
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  • We're trying tochange everyone else,
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  • and we can't even changeourselves without God's power,
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  • but we try to change peoplewho are unchangeable.
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  • And not only do we try to changepeople that are unchangeable,
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  • but we battle with problemsthat are unexplainable.
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  • See, life isn't fair, and things
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  • don't always go theway we think they should.
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  • Sometimes, problems come intoour lives that just make
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  • no sense whatsoever, and whenwe try to figure it out,
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  • we try to understand why painhas come into our lives and why
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  • a problem has hit,we get frustrated,
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  • we lose our peacebecause we don't understand.
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  • And many problems arejust flat-out unexplainable.
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  • Well, in this series we'reseeing that the real secret
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  • to winning the war over worryand anxiety is making Christ
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  • the commander-in-chief ofyour every decision,
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  • and the whole series hasbeen based on Isaiah 9:6,
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  • this Old Testament prophecyof the coming Christ.
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  • "For a child is born to us;and the government will rest
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  • on his shoulders.
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  • This will be his royaltitles: Wonderful Counselor,
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  • Mighty God, EverlastingFather, Prince of Peace."
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  • So, Isaiah the prophetsees into the distant future,
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  • and he sees the Messiah,the Savior, the Son of God
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  • coming to Earth thefirst time as a baby,
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  • a humble child wrapped in frailand weak human flesh so that
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  • we could relate to him and hecould communicate his love
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  • and his hope to us.
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  • But then he sees that he'scoming the second time to rule
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  • and to reign, to set up hisphysical geopolitical kingdom
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  • upon this Earth, where the wholegovernment will one day rest
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  • upon his shoulders, andhe will destroy all evil,
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  • and he will stop all war and,finally, there'll be peace.
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  • But until that day, his kingdomis in the hearts of those
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  • who allow him to rule and reign,those who make him
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  • commander-in-chief of theirlife and decisions,
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  • and so I want us to lookagain at this last title.
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  • We've been looking at thetitles in this series of Christ,
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  • and we've said that thosetitles reveal his character
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  • and how he wants to leadour lives, and really,
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  • these titles are hiscampaign promises.
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  • If we allow him to becommander-in-chief of our life,
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  • he says, "This is what I willdo in you and through you.
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  • This is how I'lllead your life."
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  • And we've looked atWonderful Counselor,
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  • Mighty God, Everlasting Father,and today we're looking
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  • at maybe the most importantone, Prince of Peace,
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  • so underline thephrase "Prince of Peace."
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  • You remember what the angelsaid to the shepherds
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  • on that first Christmas,don't you, in Luke 2:14?
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  • "Glory to God in the highest,and on earth peace to men
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  • on whom his favor rests,"so the angel said this baby
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  • is coming to bring us peace.
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  • Then the question is,why is there no peace?
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  • Why is there war?Why is there always war?
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  • Why is therenever peace on earth,
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  • goodwill toward men?
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  • Well, we forget the lastpart of what the angel said,
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  • "Peace on earth, goodwill towardmen upon whom his favor rests,"
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  • so it's a personalpeace plan right now.
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  • It's a personal peace planfor everyone who allows him
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  • to be commander-in-chiefof their life,
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  • for everyone who allows himto be the Prince of Peace
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  • in their heartand in their mind.
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  • Well, I want you to openyour Bibles to John 14:27,
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  • because here we see Jesus talkabout this personal peace plan
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  • that he wants towork in our hearts
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  • and lives and relationships.
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  • So, would you stand inhonor of God's Word,
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  • Woodlands Church, and I wannawelcome all you guys worshiping
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  • with us at oursatellite campuses,
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  • everyone worshiping withus through our broadcast
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  • and online ministryaround the world.
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  • God is working in our heartsand lives through his Word,
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  • and we're built on God's Word.
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  • It's the only sure foundationupon which you can build a life,
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  • and so I want you to readthis out loud with me.
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  • It's a very powerfulpromise from Christ.
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  • Just read it out loud with me.John 14:27.
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  • Jesus said, "I am leavingyou with a gift--
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  • peace of mind and heart!
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  • And the peace I giveisn't fragile
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  • like the peace the world gives.
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  • So don't be troubled or afraid."
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  • You can be seated, and I wantyou to underline the word
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  • "gift," because Jesus saidpeace of mind is a gift.
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  • It's not something you canearn or deserve or work up.
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  • It's not somethingthat you can gain.
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  • It's something that you receive.
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  • He says, "I wanna giveyou supernatural peace,
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  • and it's not a fragilepeace like the world gives,
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  • that's based solely on yourcircumstances being perfect."
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  • I mean, if everything in yourcircumstances are perfect
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  • and everything in your lifeis just perfect and all your
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  • relationships are perfect,then you have this peace
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  • that the world gives.
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  • The problem is it'snever that way.
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  • I don't know any time inmy life where everything
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  • has been--anything'sbeen close to perfect,
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  • but he says, "I wanna give youa supernatural gift called peace
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  • of heart and mind,"where it's unexplainable,
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  • but it's a gift.
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  • You can't earn it or deserve it.
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  • It's like salvation, butyou have to receive it.
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  • You have to cooperate with God'spersonal peace plan for your
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  • life, so how do I cooperate withGod's peace plan for my life?
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  • There are three choices thatI have to make in order
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  • to experience thisamazing gift of peace,
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  • and I have to say it has nothingto do with a problem-free life,
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  • 'cause you'll always haveproblems in this life.
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  • But in the middle of theproblems God wants
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  • to give you his unexplainable,supernatural peace
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  • in the middle of the chaos.
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  • female announcer: Still tocome with Pastor Kerry Shook.
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  • Kerry: You can't getcontrol of your life,
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  • but you can get your life undercontrol when you place it under
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  • Christ's care and control.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Kerry: So, the first choiceI have to make in order
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  • to experience this peaceis I accept
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  • the Prince of Peace's plan.
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  • I accept his plan.
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  • Now, the Lord's Prayer isthe prayer that Jesus said,
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  • "This is how you pray," andhe taught us how to pray.
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  • Now, he didn't say,"This is what you pray."
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  • A lotta people recite theLord's Prayer every day,
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  • and there's nothingwrong with that.
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  • It's a great prayer to recite,but they think Jesus said,
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  • "This is what youpray every day."
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  • He didn't say, "Thisis what you pray."
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  • He said, "This is how you pray,"so there's principles
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  • of how to pray imbeddedin the Lord's Prayer.
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  • And one of the amazingprinciples is in Matthew 6:10,
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  • and the part of the prayerwhere Jesus says,
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  • "May your kingdom come; mayyour will be done on earth
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  • as it is in heaven."
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  • So, what is God's kingdom?
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  • It's God's rule andreign in the universe,
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  • that he's Lord of lords.
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  • So, where is God's kingdom?
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  • It's wherever God isallowed to rule and reign.
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  • So, if I allow Christ torule and reign in my heart,
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  • then God's kingdom is within me.
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  • "Thy will be done onearth as it is in heaven."
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  • Thy will be done, so whereverGod's will is done,
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  • that's where his kingdom is.
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  • Wherever his kingdomis there is peace,
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  • but "thy will be done"versus "my will be done."
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  • That's the tough part.
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  • If it's my will be done, thenI'm not gonna have any peace.
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  • But if it's thy will be done,then there's peace.
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  • The pathway topeace is accepting,
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  • trusting, and surrender,accepting the things
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  • I cannot change and restingin his loving arms.
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  • But then, secondly, I surrender
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  • to the Prince ofPeace's control.
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  • It's not just giving up.
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  • It's giving upand giving over
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  • to the Prince of Peace,the Mighty God.
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  • In Psalm 37:7 it says,"Surrender yourself to the Lord,
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  • and wait patiently for him."
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  • Now, we don't like the word"surrender" because
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  • the word "surrender" justmeans you give up,
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  • you throw in the towel,
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  • and Americans don't likethat word "surrender."
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  • We don't surrender, becausewhat does that mean?
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  • It means waving the white flag,
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  • and we don't like to wavethe white flag.
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  • We don't like to get out thewhite flag because that means
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  • we're giving up when we wavethe white flag of surrender.
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  • Never surrender.Never give up.
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  • "Come and take it," you know?
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  • That's the way we arewhen it comes to flags,
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  • but think about it.
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  • He's saying surrenderis the pathway to peace,
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  • surrender, wavethe white flag and give up.
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  • We don't like the whiteflag of surrender.
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  • What we like isthe silver bullet.
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  • We don't look for thewhite flag of surrender.
  • 00:14:35.089 --> 00:14:36.724
  • We're always lookingfor the silver bullet,
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  • that silver bullet, that onething that can fix the problem,
  • 00:14:38.259 --> 00:14:42.063
  • and that one little technique orthat one little step that makes
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  • things perfect,that fixes the problem,
  • 00:14:47.735 --> 00:14:49.704
  • that silver bulletin that relationship,
  • 00:14:49.737 --> 00:14:51.739
  • that silver bullet at work,that silver bullet
  • 00:14:51.773 --> 00:14:55.510
  • in our personal life,that silver bullet.
  • 00:14:55.543 --> 00:14:58.680
  • Really, what we're lookingfor is not a silver bullet.
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  • We're looking for a saviorapart from the Savior.
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  • We're looking for peace apartfrom the Prince of Peace
  • 00:15:02.917 --> 00:15:05.119
  • and no wonder we're so confused.
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  • We think there's asilver bullet out there,
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  • or maybe you think there's aperfect relationship out there,
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  • a perfect job, perfectcircumstances,
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  • but there's not.
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  • There's only one perfect one,and that is the Prince of Peace.
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  • We have to stop looking for asavior outside of the Savior,
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  • stop looking for peace outsideof the Prince of Peace,
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  • and then we have to wave
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  • the white flag ofsurrender and give up.
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  • Most of the best-sellingbooks out there today
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  • are all about how to getcontrol of your life.
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  • "Don't give up.Just get control."
  • 00:15:38.786 --> 00:15:41.422
  • It's all about how toget your life together,
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  • how to organize it all,how to put it all together
  • 00:15:43.524 --> 00:15:45.760
  • and be successful.
  • 00:15:45.793 --> 00:15:47.128
  • Most of the self-helpbooks are like that,
  • 00:15:47.161 --> 00:15:49.397
  • but really you can'tget control of your life.
  • 00:15:49.430 --> 00:15:51.699
  • And most of 'em have somereally good things in them.
  • 00:15:51.733 --> 00:15:53.668
  • Most of 'em haveamazing things in them.
  • 00:15:53.701 --> 00:15:55.403
  • You just can't do'em, so it's worthless.
  • 00:15:55.436 --> 00:15:58.639
  • It's, like, you know,you read 'em,
  • 00:15:58.673 --> 00:16:00.008
  • and it's like, "Man,that is awesome.
  • 00:16:00.041 --> 00:16:01.376
  • Yeah, that's great.
  • 00:16:01.409 --> 00:16:02.744
  • I can't do that," you know?
  • 00:16:02.777 --> 00:16:05.847
  • Or usually I think I can,and I try for about a day,
  • 00:16:05.880 --> 00:16:08.783
  • and I get my whole lifetogether for about 30 minutes.
  • 00:16:08.816 --> 00:16:11.652
  • Then it falls apart beforeI can show anybody, you know?
  • 00:16:11.686 --> 00:16:14.355
  • So, it's worthless.
  • 00:16:14.389 --> 00:16:16.057
  • You really can't getcontrol of your life.
  • 00:16:16.090 --> 00:16:17.725
  • The more you tryto control things,
  • 00:16:17.759 --> 00:16:19.827
  • you crush the life out of them.
  • 00:16:19.861 --> 00:16:22.597
  • Control a relationship,you crush life out of it.
  • 00:16:22.630 --> 00:16:24.532
  • Try to control your schedule,you crush the life out.
  • 00:16:24.565 --> 00:16:27.635
  • Or you try tocontrol everything,
  • 00:16:27.668 --> 00:16:29.337
  • try to control circumstancesthat are uncontrollable,
  • 00:16:29.370 --> 00:16:32.473
  • then things spin evenmore out of control,
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  • and you lose your peace.
  • 00:16:34.609 --> 00:16:35.977
  • You can't get controlof your life,
  • 00:16:36.010 --> 00:16:37.345
  • but you can get your life undercontrol when you place it under
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  • Christ's care and control,so you don't just give up.
  • 00:16:41.249 --> 00:16:44.685
  • You give over, and yousurrender to his care
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  • and his control in your life.
  • 00:16:47.288 --> 00:16:50.425
  • And, really, it comes down tothis: the only person who's ever
  • 00:16:50.458 --> 00:16:54.295
  • lived the Christian lifesuccessfully is Jesus Christ.
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  • But here's the great news.
  • 00:16:58.132 --> 00:16:59.500
  • If you're a Christ follower,if you become a Christ follower
  • 00:16:59.534 --> 00:17:01.169
  • today, Christ comes to liveinside you through his Holy
  • 00:17:01.202 --> 00:17:03.504
  • Spirit, and so youhave the greatest
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  • commander-in-chief of all timeliving in you and through you.
  • 00:17:05.940 --> 00:17:08.676
  • And so, remember the titleswhenever you're faced with
  • 00:17:08.709 --> 00:17:12.647
  • a decision that confuses you,and you just don't know
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  • what to do, instead of actinglike you got it all together,
  • 00:17:15.583 --> 00:17:18.219
  • you wave the whiteflag of surrender,
  • 00:17:18.252 --> 00:17:20.521
  • and when you wave the whiteflag of surrender you say,
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  • "Wonderful Counselor, I needyour guidance in this decision.
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  • Please be my wisdomin this situation.
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  • Help me make the right choiceto go down the right path.
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  • You're the Wonderful Counselor.
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  • Please guide me."
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  • And you see, when you're feelingweak and you have no strength
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  • for the storm that's hittingyour life and you feel
  • 00:17:39.073 --> 00:17:41.676
  • like giving up,what do you do?
  • 00:17:41.709 --> 00:17:43.344
  • You do that.
  • 00:17:43.377 --> 00:17:44.712
  • You wave the whiteflag of surrender,
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  • and you give up, and yousay, "I give up to you,
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  • Mighty God.
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  • I don't have any strength.
  • 00:17:49.684 --> 00:17:51.018
  • I feel so weak, so fillme with your strength
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  • in the middle of the storm.
  • 00:17:54.489 --> 00:17:56.090
  • I need your supernaturalstrength to make it through."
  • 00:17:56.124 --> 00:17:59.560
  • And then, when you're feelinglike you're losing confidence,
  • 00:17:59.594 --> 00:18:03.965
  • and you're really uncertainabout the future,
  • 00:18:03.998 --> 00:18:06.400
  • what do you do?
  • 00:18:06.434 --> 00:18:07.735
  • You wave the whiteflag of surrender,
  • 00:18:07.768 --> 00:18:09.070
  • and you say, "I giveup, Everlasting Father.
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  • I need you to holdme and to catch me,
  • 00:18:11.506 --> 00:18:13.474
  • because I know you'llnever let me down."
  • 00:18:13.508 --> 00:18:15.343
  • Or when someone lets youdown or someone hurts you
  • 00:18:15.376 --> 00:18:17.879
  • or someone stabs you in theback, what do you do?
  • 00:18:17.912 --> 00:18:19.580
  • You wave the whiteflag of surrender,
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  • and you say,"Everlasting Father,
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  • I turn to you because you'rethe only one who'll never let me
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  • down, and I have confidencein the crisis because of you."
  • 00:18:24.519 --> 00:18:29.090
  • And then, when you're filledwith anxiety and worry
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  • and fear, what do you do?
  • 00:18:31.192 --> 00:18:32.527
  • You wave the whiteflag, and you say,
  • 00:18:32.560 --> 00:18:33.895
  • "Prince of Peace,I give up to you.
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  • Be my peace that's supernaturalin the middle of this storm.
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  • In the middle of the chaosthat's spinning around me,
  • 00:18:38.566 --> 00:18:41.102
  • fill me with your peace.
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  • Be my wisdom tomake good decisions.
  • 00:18:43.104 --> 00:18:44.872
  • Be my strength when I feel weak.
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  • Be my Everlasting Fatherwho'll never let me go."
  • 00:18:47.875 --> 00:18:51.179
  • That's what it comes down to,
  • 00:18:51.212 --> 00:18:53.214
  • waving the whiteflag of surrender.
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  • Isaiah 45:9 says, "Woe tothe one who quarrels with his
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  • Maker--an earthenware vesselamong the vessels of earth!
  • 00:18:57.919 --> 00:19:01.822
  • Will the clay say to the potter,'What are you doing?'
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  • Or the thing you're makingsay, 'He has no hands'?"
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  • Underline the phrase"quarrels with his Maker."
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  • The real reason we loseour peace is we're at war
  • 00:19:10.831 --> 00:19:13.367
  • with God for control.
  • 00:19:13.401 --> 00:19:14.969
  • We're trying to control thingsthat only God can control.
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  • We're trying to call the shotsin our lives and make
  • 00:19:18.206 --> 00:19:20.208
  • the decisions because we thinkwe know better than God.
  • 00:19:20.241 --> 00:19:23.744
  • We think that wecan do a better job
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  • of being Godthan God is doing.
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  • We don't trust him.
  • 00:19:28.516 --> 00:19:30.284
  • "What if he messeseverything up?"
  • 00:19:30.318 --> 00:19:32.053
  • And so, we are at warwith God over control,
  • 00:19:32.086 --> 00:19:37.191
  • and we have to makepeace with God first.
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  • Whenever I start to worry,I realize
  • 00:19:40.094 --> 00:19:41.395
  • I'm trying to wrestlecontrol from God.
  • 00:19:41.429 --> 00:19:43.164
  • I'm not waving thewhite flag of surrender.
  • 00:19:43.197 --> 00:19:45.666
  • I'm trying to wrestle thatflag of defiance from God,
  • 00:19:45.700 --> 00:19:53.140
  • instead of waving the whiteflag and surrendering to him
  • 00:19:53.174 --> 00:19:55.776
  • and letting him take over.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Maker of heaven,Maker of Earth, ♪
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  • ♪ Galaxy Architectgave me my worth ♪
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  • ♪ Who could have predictedthe story you'd write, no, no ♪
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  • ♪ You stretched outthe heavens ♪
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  • ♪ and laid down your life ♪
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  • ♪ Here where sin and lovecollide I stand in awe, ♪
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  • ♪ arms open wide ♪
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  • ♪ The God who joined thehemispheres joined my fight ♪
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  • ♪ Here where sin and bloodcollide my chains fall off, ♪
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  • ♪ my fears subside. ♪
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  • ♪ The God who made theuniverse made a way ♪
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  • ♪ You made a way ♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Here where sinand love collide ♪
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  • male: Sing "Maker of heaven"
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  • ♪ Maker of heaven,Author of life, ♪
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  • ♪ with no obligation,you painted the skies ♪
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  • ♪ There's no planet toobig, no creature too small ♪
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  • ♪ No, no, in your perfectpicture you wanted it all ♪
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  • male: Come on, we sing out.
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  • ♪ Here where sin and lovecollide, I stand in awe, ♪
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  • ♪ arms open wide ♪
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  • ♪ The God who joined thehemispheres joined my fight ♪
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  • ♪ Here where sin and bloodcollide, my chains fall off, ♪
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  • ♪ my fears subside ♪
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  • ♪ The God who made theuniverse made a way ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, make a wayfor us, God ♪
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  • ♪ Come make a wayMake a way ♪
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  • male: We sing.
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  • ♪ You're the maker of thestars, so make a way ♪
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  • ♪ You're the maker of myheart, so make a way ♪
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  • ♪ You made the blind tosee, so make a way ♪
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  • ♪ You made something newin me, so make a way ♪
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  • male: Come on.
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  • ♪ When the walls are closingin, you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ When I need to start again,you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ When I can't see my wayout, you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ In the darkness, I will shout,"You will make a way" ♪
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  • ♪ When I have nothing left,you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ I can't take one more step,you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ I can't see my way out,you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ In the dark, I will shout,"You will make a way" ♪
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  • ♪ When I have nothing left,you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ I can't take one more step,you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ I can't see my way out,you will make a way ♪
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  • ♪ In the dark, I will shout,"You will make a way" ♪
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