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I Serve a Happy God

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July 21, 2019
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Kingdom Connection with Jentezen Franklin

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I Serve a Happy God

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  • - If you have your Bibles,
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  • I'm gonna talk to you for just
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  • a few moments
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  • from Exodus 6 today.
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  • Exodus 6.
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  • I'll begin with Exodus 6:2.
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  • "And God spoke to Moses
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  • and said to him,
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  • 'I am the Lord.
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  • I appeared to Abraham,
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  • and to Isaac, and to Jacob
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  • as God Almighty.
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  • Listen.
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  • But for my name Lord,
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  • I was not known to them.'"
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  • In other words, they knew me
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  • as the God that they
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  • perceived me to be.
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  • And the way that they saw me,
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  • that is the God
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  • I became to them.
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  • But then He said there was
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  • so much of me that I wanna
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  • show you that they didn't see.
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  • They didn't know me as Lord.
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  • He became known as the God
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  • of Abraham, which means --
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  • it's how Abraham perceived Him.
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  • The God of Isaac and Jacob.
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  • But then God himself says
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  • to Moses, but they didn't see me
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  • and call me by the name Lord,
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  • and I'm showing you
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  • something about me
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  • that maybe they never saw.
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  • And I wanna talk to you
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  • for a few minutes today
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  • about the God that I see.
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  • Specifically, I wanna talk about
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  • "I Serve a Happy God."
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  • We can only reflect of God
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  • what we see of God.
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  • If you see God as mean,
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  • if you see God as angry,
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  • if you see God as out
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  • to get you,
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  • if you see God as mad at you,
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  • then that's the kinda God --
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  • the God of Abraham --
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  • that was the kinda God
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  • that he perceived
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  • was the kinda God
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  • he was to him.
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  • It was personal.
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  • And so many people have
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  • only seen a certain kinda God
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  • in their mind,
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  • and that's what
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  • they think God is.
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  • But I want you today to see Him
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  • as the Lord.
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  • I want you to see Him as Jesus,
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  • who is God in the flesh.
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  • And the Bible said that Jesus
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  • came to show us
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  • what God looks like.
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  • So the thing that I want you
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  • to see is so many people
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  • don't have an awareness
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  • of who God really is.
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  • People go to church like this,
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  • especially people
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  • who've been outta church,
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  • and they come in,
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  • and they're expecting people
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  • to be tired.
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  • To be sad.
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  • To be bored.
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  • They expect to hear
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  • the sky is falling.
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  • The end of the world.
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  • And you aren't ready,
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  • and you're no good.
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  • But that's not the God
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  • that I see in the Bible.
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  • That is not His message.
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  • He said, I came to give
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  • you life, and give it to
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  • you more abundantly.
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  • When people go to church,
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  • and they see a church that's
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  • filled with happy people --
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  • not everything perfect
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  • in their life,
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  • but they're sorrowful
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  • sometimes yet rejoicing.
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  • They're going through
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  • some challenges,
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  • but they realize that my source
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  • of joy is not in my happenings,
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  • but it's in Jesus,
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  • and Jesus is the center
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  • of my life.
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  • Therefore, no man
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  • can take my joy.
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  • No circumstance can take my joy.
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  • And if you don't have that,
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  • then you need to get back
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  • Jesus-centered in your life.
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  • Because our joy should
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  • not be in materialism.
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  • Our joy should not
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  • be in how much money we've got.
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  • Our joy should not
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  • be in anything this world
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  • has to offer.
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  • It oughtta come from Jesus.
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  • People go to church, and they --
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  • if they see people happy,
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  • they see people upbeat,
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  • they see people encouraged,
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  • they really don't know
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  • what to think.
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  • But I've come today to declare
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  • that our God is a joyful God.
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  • Our God is a happy God.
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  • Our God is a musical God.
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  • He said praise me in the dance.
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  • He said praise me
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  • with the loud cymbals.
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  • He's not sitting up there
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  • during praise and worship
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  • with His fingers in His ears,
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  • saying I wish they'd turn
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  • the sound down.
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  • God says, I like rejoicing.
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  • I like a party.
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  • I like celebration.
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  • I like -- let there be joy.
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  • As a matter of fact,
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  • He said you're not even
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  • coming into my presence
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  • unless you enter in through
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  • the gates of praise
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  • and into my courts
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  • with thanksgiving.
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  • You're not gonna get
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  • in my presence,
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  • 'cause I'm a happy God,
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  • and I don't wanna see
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  • your sorrow,
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  • and I don't wanna --
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  • you come into my presence
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  • and praise me,
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  • and in my presence there's
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  • fullness of joy.
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  • And I'm not denying
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  • that you got challenges.
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  • I'm not denying that your heart
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  • may be heavy.
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  • I'm not denying that there's
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  • problems in your life.
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  • But you're not supposed
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  • to come to church
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  • and feel sorrowful.
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  • You're supposed to leave here
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  • and get a good bucket of joy
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  • poured on your soul,
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  • saying the joy of the Lord
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  • is my strength.
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  • And I can take it,
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  • and I can make it
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  • 'cause He's with me.
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  • Take a minute and create
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  • an atmosphere that God likes.
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  • And smile.
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  • He's a happy God.
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  • I serve a joyful God.
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  • People say tsunamis
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  • are an act of God.
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  • That's 'cause they have
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  • a mindset -- they perceive God
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  • as mad and mean.
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  • They call earthquakes
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  • an act of God.
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  • Tornadoes an act of God.
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  • How 'bout we're
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  • in a fallen world?
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  • How 'bout things just happen
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  • in life because
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  • we're human beings,
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  • and this place is not our home?
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  • But if you wanna know
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  • what kinda world God likes,
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  • check out Heaven.
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  • He said it's a place where
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  • there's no more sorrow,
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  • no more tears, no more sickness,
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  • no more death, no more dying.
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  • He said I'll wipe all tears
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  • from your eyes 'cause
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  • I'm a happy God.
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  • And when you get up here,
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  • you're gonna have everything
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  • you need to be happy.
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  • But until then,
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  • you can have happiness in your
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  • soul even though you live
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  • in a world that is plagued
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  • with problems.
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  • Jesus came to preach,
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  • according to Luke 4,
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  • the acceptable year
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  • of the Lord's favor
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  • on your life.
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  • If you want the viewpoint
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  • of God, He's not a mad God.
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  • He's not upset.
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  • He's not angry.
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  • It's hard to go to church
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  • and smile.
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  • It's hard to go to church
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  • and rejoice if you think
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  • the only reason you're here
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  • is so God can hand out demerits
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  • and remind you
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  • of how horrible you are.
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  • No matter how joyful
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  • the music is, some people just
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  • can't believe that God
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  • wants us joyful.
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  • The Pharisees studied God
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  • as a subject,
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  • but not as a friend.
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  • Not as a relationship
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  • with a person.
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  • It was about policy.
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  • The Pharisees were all
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  • about policy.
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  • The law says.
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  • The law says.
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  • Policy, policy, policy.
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  • And Jesus was standing there,
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  • and they had no relationship
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  • with the person.
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  • But their religion
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  • was all about policy.
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  • Policy.
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  • You can't get the policy side
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  • right if you don't have
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  • a relationship with the person
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  • of Jesus Christ.
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  • It's interesting.
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  • The word policy comes
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  • from the root word police.
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  • Therefore, their mentality
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  • of super-religious people
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  • like Pharisees,
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  • the mentality was He's
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  • the high sheriff of Heaven.
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  • That's who God is.
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  • And they had policy,
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  • but they didn't know the person
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  • of Jesus Christ.
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  • And I'm preaching to you today
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  • that it's not enough
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  • to come and sit on a seat,
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  • and hear a preacher preach,
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  • and call yourself a Christian.
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  • If you don't have a relationship
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  • with Jesus Christ,
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  • all you have is a theory,
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  • and policy, and what the --
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  • you may be able to quote
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  • John 3:16,
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  • but if you don't know Him
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  • as your savoir,
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  • you can't get the joy
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  • outta this thing.
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  • They had no relationship
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  • with Jesus.
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  • It was all about policy.
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  • So they took a woman
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  • caught in the act of adultery.
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  • They said, we've got policy.
  • 00:09:01.280 --> 00:09:03.090
  • They reminded Jesus,
  • 00:09:03.090 --> 00:09:04.090
  • we've got policy that says --
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  • and it's been a long time since
  • 00:09:06.010 --> 00:09:07.080
  • we stoned anybody,
  • 00:09:07.080 --> 00:09:08.110
  • and we're looking forward to it.
  • 00:09:08.110 --> 00:09:09.150
  • Let's kill her.
  • 00:09:09.150 --> 00:09:12.150
  • That's religion.
  • 00:09:12.150 --> 00:09:14.090
  • But look at Jesus.
  • 00:09:14.090 --> 00:09:15.050
  • Jesus wasn't angry.
  • 00:09:15.050 --> 00:09:16.160
  • Jesus wasn't mean to her.
  • 00:09:16.160 --> 00:09:17.270
  • First of all, He dealt
  • 00:09:17.270 --> 00:09:18.290
  • with them and said,
  • 00:09:18.290 --> 00:09:20.040
  • let he who is without sin
  • 00:09:20.040 --> 00:09:21.120
  • cast your first stone.
  • 00:09:21.120 --> 00:09:22.220
  • And all you heard was thud,
  • 00:09:22.220 --> 00:09:23.260
  • thud, thud, thud,
  • 00:09:23.260 --> 00:09:24.280
  • thud as they dropped the rocks.
  • 00:09:24.280 --> 00:09:26.270
  • And when they walked off,
  • 00:09:26.270 --> 00:09:27.270
  • Jesus didn't say boy,
  • 00:09:27.270 --> 00:09:29.010
  • you're filthy.
  • 00:09:29.010 --> 00:09:30.000
  • You're just terrible.
  • 00:09:30.000 --> 00:09:31.080
  • You know what He said?
  • 00:09:31.080 --> 00:09:32.060
  • He said,
  • 00:09:32.060 --> 00:09:32.290
  • where are your accusers?
  • 00:09:32.290 --> 00:09:34.070
  • Neither do I --
  • 00:09:34.070 --> 00:09:35.090
  • I'm not a mad God.
  • 00:09:35.090 --> 00:09:36.180
  • I'm a loving, happy Jesus.
  • 00:09:36.180 --> 00:09:38.140
  • And He said,
  • 00:09:38.140 --> 00:09:39.070
  • neither do I condemn you.
  • 00:09:39.070 --> 00:09:40.110
  • Go and sin no more.
  • 00:09:40.110 --> 00:09:41.160
  • That night, I got a feeling
  • 00:09:41.160 --> 00:09:42.290
  • her lover came around
  • 00:09:42.290 --> 00:09:44.100
  • and was knocking on the door.
  • 00:09:44.100 --> 00:09:45.220
  • But she wouldn't let him in.
  • 00:09:45.220 --> 00:09:47.090
  • I think she said, you're never
  • 00:09:47.090 --> 00:09:48.130
  • coming in this house again
  • 00:09:48.130 --> 00:09:50.140
  • because I met a person.
  • 00:09:50.140 --> 00:09:52.030
  • Not because it's in a policy.
  • 00:09:52.030 --> 00:09:53.290
  • I met a person, and the person
  • 00:09:53.290 --> 00:09:56.010
  • changed me, and I'm living
  • 00:09:56.010 --> 00:09:57.180
  • this book because of who's
  • 00:09:57.180 --> 00:09:59.220
  • living in the house with me.
  • 00:09:59.220 --> 00:10:02.000
  • He's greater than anything
  • 00:10:02.000 --> 00:10:03.120
  • you can offer me,
  • 00:10:03.120 --> 00:10:04.160
  • knocking on my door.
  • 00:10:04.160 --> 00:10:07.020
  • Clap your hands like you
  • 00:10:07.020 --> 00:10:08.010
  • believe He's a happy God.
  • 00:10:14.130 --> 00:10:17.130
  • We serve a happy God.
  • 00:10:17.130 --> 00:10:18.210
  • I serve a God that smiles a lot.
  • 00:10:21.010 --> 00:10:24.010
  • Turn to somebody and say,
  • 00:10:24.010 --> 00:10:25.010
  • I can tell by your face
  • 00:10:25.010 --> 00:10:26.010
  • who you serve.
  • 00:10:26.010 --> 00:10:28.160
  • I serve a God who smiles a lot.
  • 00:10:28.160 --> 00:10:31.120
  • Turn to the other person
  • 00:10:31.120 --> 00:10:32.120
  • that you didn't care
  • 00:10:32.120 --> 00:10:33.050
  • to talk to first.
  • 00:10:33.050 --> 00:10:34.090
  • Turn to them and say,
  • 00:10:34.090 --> 00:10:35.240
  • if you're happy,
  • 00:10:35.240 --> 00:10:36.240
  • notify your face.
  • 00:10:36.240 --> 00:10:38.090
  • People oughtta come in --
  • 00:10:38.090 --> 00:10:39.170
  • the Bible said that when
  • 00:10:39.170 --> 00:10:40.280
  • the queen of Sheba --
  • 00:10:40.280 --> 00:10:42.210
  • the thing that impressed her
  • 00:10:42.210 --> 00:10:43.280
  • was the joy of the servants.
  • 00:10:43.280 --> 00:10:46.130
  • The happiness of the servants.
  • 00:10:46.130 --> 00:10:48.080
  • She said, your servants
  • 00:10:48.080 --> 00:10:49.140
  • are so happy.
  • 00:10:55.070 --> 00:10:58.070
  • My God is a joyful God.
  • 00:10:58.070 --> 00:11:00.200
  • Therefore, I refuse to let them
  • 00:11:00.200 --> 00:11:02.080
  • have more joy in a mall
  • 00:11:02.080 --> 00:11:04.040
  • and more smiles in a mall
  • 00:11:04.040 --> 00:11:05.280
  • than we do at Free Chapel.
  • 00:11:07.100 --> 00:11:10.100
  • We are a happy church
  • 00:11:10.100 --> 00:11:12.010
  • because we serve a happy God.
  • 00:11:12.010 --> 00:11:14.270
  • And I can put on the garment
  • 00:11:14.270 --> 00:11:16.150
  • of praise no matter
  • 00:11:16.150 --> 00:11:17.200
  • what this week brought me
  • 00:11:17.200 --> 00:11:19.170
  • because my joy is not
  • 00:11:19.170 --> 00:11:21.250
  • in this world.
  • 00:11:21.250 --> 00:11:24.170
  • Not of this world.
  • 00:11:26.120 --> 00:11:29.120
  • Now I wanna give you some real
  • 00:11:29.120 --> 00:11:31.040
  • clean theology right here.
  • 00:11:31.040 --> 00:11:33.040
  • That if you live by it,
  • 00:11:33.040 --> 00:11:34.270
  • you'll have good days.
  • 00:11:34.270 --> 00:11:37.050
  • I serve a good God,
  • 00:11:37.050 --> 00:11:39.050
  • and the devil is a bad devil.
  • 00:11:41.090 --> 00:11:44.090
  • I said God is a good God.
  • 00:11:45.250 --> 00:11:48.250
  • I don't serve a God who's
  • 00:11:48.250 --> 00:11:50.030
  • running around trying
  • 00:11:51.110 --> 00:11:54.110
  • to destroy people's lives
  • 00:11:54.110 --> 00:11:56.000
  • to keep 'em humble.
  • 00:11:56.000 --> 00:11:58.060
  • Nor do I believe in a devil
  • 00:11:58.060 --> 00:11:59.110
  • who's running around handing
  • 00:11:59.110 --> 00:12:00.150
  • out roses and checks.
  • 00:12:01.020 --> 00:12:04.020
  • God is good because
  • 00:12:04.020 --> 00:12:05.010
  • He never leaves me,
  • 00:12:05.010 --> 00:12:06.180
  • and He never forsakes me.
  • 00:12:07.050 --> 00:12:10.050
  • He wants the best for His kids.
  • 00:12:10.050 --> 00:12:12.260
  • If you -- lemme put it to you
  • 00:12:12.260 --> 00:12:14.140
  • right out of the words of Jesus.
  • 00:12:14.140 --> 00:12:15.220
  • If you, being evil,
  • 00:12:15.220 --> 00:12:17.110
  • know how to give good gifts
  • 00:12:17.110 --> 00:12:18.170
  • to your children,
  • 00:12:18.170 --> 00:12:20.110
  • how much more shall your
  • 00:12:20.110 --> 00:12:21.200
  • Heavenly Father give
  • 00:12:21.200 --> 00:12:22.250
  • the Holy Spirit
  • 00:12:22.250 --> 00:12:24.090
  • to them that ask Him.
  • 00:12:26.120 --> 00:12:29.120
  • Not only is God a good God,
  • 00:12:29.120 --> 00:12:32.010
  • but God is good at being God.
  • 00:12:33.070 --> 00:12:36.070
  • And He knows it.
  • 00:12:36.100 --> 00:12:39.100
  • If you don't ever praise Him,
  • 00:12:39.100 --> 00:12:41.050
  • it don't -- it ain't like
  • 00:12:41.050 --> 00:12:42.070
  • He feels less than
  • 00:12:42.070 --> 00:12:43.160
  • because you wouldn't
  • 00:12:43.160 --> 00:12:44.140
  • praise Him this morning.
  • 00:12:44.240 --> 00:12:47.240
  • God has self-awareness.
  • 00:12:47.240 --> 00:12:50.060
  • He knows He's God.
  • 00:12:50.060 --> 00:12:51.260
  • He said to Moses in my text,
  • 00:12:51.260 --> 00:12:53.250
  • I am the Lord.
  • 00:12:54.000 --> 00:12:57.000
  • I am large and in charge,
  • 00:12:57.000 --> 00:12:58.240
  • and if Pharaoh says anything
  • 00:12:58.240 --> 00:13:00.080
  • to you and he asks who I am,
  • 00:13:00.080 --> 00:13:02.180
  • you tell him I am --
  • 00:13:02.180 --> 00:13:04.020
  • listen to the attitude.
  • 00:13:04.020 --> 00:13:05.130
  • I am that I am.
  • 00:13:07.160 --> 00:13:10.160
  • His little pitiful army
  • 00:13:10.160 --> 00:13:11.240
  • with that little raggedy
  • 00:13:11.240 --> 00:13:12.190
  • chariot army he's got does not
  • 00:13:12.190 --> 00:13:14.270
  • make me lose my joy.
  • 00:13:14.270 --> 00:13:17.040
  • I'm God, and I'm aware
  • 00:13:17.040 --> 00:13:19.050
  • that I'm God.
  • 00:13:19.090 --> 00:13:22.090
  • God has no identity crisis
  • 00:13:22.090 --> 00:13:24.100
  • like most of us.
  • 00:13:24.130 --> 00:13:27.130
  • He is at peace with His
  • 00:13:27.130 --> 00:13:28.200
  • own identity,
  • 00:13:28.200 --> 00:13:29.290
  • and if you don't
  • 00:13:29.290 --> 00:13:30.230
  • ever praise Him,
  • 00:13:30.230 --> 00:13:31.190
  • you're not hurting Him.
  • 00:13:31.190 --> 00:13:32.270
  • I guarantee you.
  • 00:13:32.270 --> 00:13:35.220
  • I like when He created earth,
  • 00:13:35.220 --> 00:13:37.090
  • you know?
  • 00:13:37.090 --> 00:13:38.030
  • Created everything.
  • 00:13:38.030 --> 00:13:38.270
  • Created the universe.
  • 00:13:38.270 --> 00:13:40.000
  • Created the heavens.
  • 00:13:40.000 --> 00:13:40.280
  • The stars.
  • 00:13:40.280 --> 00:13:41.200
  • The Bible said on the first day,
  • 00:13:41.200 --> 00:13:43.020
  • He created.
  • 00:13:43.020 --> 00:13:44.040
  • And there's nobody to praise
  • 00:13:44.040 --> 00:13:45.050
  • Him yet, so He said I am good.
  • 00:13:48.040 --> 00:13:51.040
  • The second day,
  • 00:13:51.040 --> 00:13:52.010
  • He creates trees, please.
  • 00:13:52.010 --> 00:13:53.160
  • Boom.
  • 00:13:53.160 --> 00:13:54.090
  • And grass, and moon, and stars.
  • 00:13:54.090 --> 00:13:56.080
  • And then He sits back,
  • 00:13:56.080 --> 00:13:57.130
  • and looks at it, and says man,
  • 00:13:57.130 --> 00:13:58.250
  • I'm God.
  • 00:13:58.250 --> 00:13:59.230
  • I'm good.
  • 00:13:59.230 --> 00:14:00.170
  • I'm good.
  • 00:14:00.170 --> 00:14:01.100
  • I'm good.
  • 00:14:01.100 --> 00:14:02.030
  • I'm good.
  • 00:14:02.030 --> 00:14:02.220
  • I'm good.
  • 00:14:02.220 --> 00:14:03.140
  • He does that for six days,
  • 00:14:03.140 --> 00:14:04.230
  • and gets to the sixth day,
  • 00:14:04.230 --> 00:14:06.120
  • and looks at everything
  • 00:14:06.120 --> 00:14:07.150
  • when He's finished and says,
  • 00:14:07.150 --> 00:14:08.260
  • I am very good.
  • 00:14:09.010 --> 00:14:12.010
  • So if your little praise
  • 00:14:12.010 --> 00:14:13.010
  • don't ever go up, please
  • 00:14:13.010 --> 00:14:14.110
  • don't think that you're
  • 00:14:14.110 --> 00:14:15.160
  • somehow hurting God's
  • 00:14:15.160 --> 00:14:17.040
  • self-esteem.
  • 00:14:17.040 --> 00:14:18.030
  • He has full awareness,
  • 00:14:18.030 --> 00:14:19.250
  • and He wants His people
  • 00:14:19.250 --> 00:14:20.290
  • to have full awareness.
  • 00:14:20.290 --> 00:14:22.020
  • He's God over everything
  • 00:14:22.040 --> 00:14:25.040
  • you're facing in the world.
  • 00:14:25.080 --> 00:14:28.080
  • Hallelujah.
  • 00:14:28.080 --> 00:14:29.020
  • He's not afraid
  • 00:14:29.020 --> 00:14:29.250
  • of the antichrist.
  • 00:14:29.250 --> 00:14:31.060
  • He's not afraid
  • 00:14:31.060 --> 00:14:32.110
  • of any administration.
  • 00:14:32.110 --> 00:14:34.080
  • He pulls men down.
  • 00:14:34.080 --> 00:14:36.110
  • Raises men up.
  • 00:14:36.110 --> 00:14:37.280
  • He's God, and He's aware
  • 00:14:37.280 --> 00:14:39.160
  • He's God.
  • 00:14:39.160 --> 00:14:40.150
  • He knows it.
  • 00:14:45.130 --> 00:14:48.130
  • The angels cry day and night.
  • 00:14:48.130 --> 00:14:50.260
  • They face every direction.
  • 00:14:50.260 --> 00:14:52.180
  • And if this is God --
  • 00:14:52.180 --> 00:14:53.170
  • if this pulpit is God,
  • 00:14:53.170 --> 00:14:55.060
  • one's on this side saying holy.
  • 00:14:55.060 --> 00:14:56.260
  • One's back here saying holy.
  • 00:14:56.260 --> 00:14:58.210
  • One's over here --
  • 00:14:58.210 --> 00:14:59.170
  • and they cease not.
  • 00:14:59.170 --> 00:15:00.200
  • And we think that would be
  • 00:15:00.200 --> 00:15:01.200
  • very repetitive throughout
  • 00:15:01.200 --> 00:15:02.210
  • all eternity.
  • 00:15:02.210 --> 00:15:03.260
  • But what the rabbis teach
  • 00:15:03.260 --> 00:15:05.020
  • is as soon as it comes
  • 00:15:05.020 --> 00:15:07.060
  • outta the mouth,
  • 00:15:07.060 --> 00:15:08.060
  • and they're perceiving
  • 00:15:08.060 --> 00:15:09.140
  • who God is,
  • 00:15:09.140 --> 00:15:10.170
  • and seeing Him right there,
  • 00:15:10.170 --> 00:15:11.150
  • see an aspect of Him,
  • 00:15:11.150 --> 00:15:12.170
  • as soon as they see it
  • 00:15:12.170 --> 00:15:14.100
  • and it goes around --
  • 00:15:14.100 --> 00:15:15.120
  • by the time
  • 00:15:15.120 --> 00:15:16.070
  • it comes back around,
  • 00:15:16.070 --> 00:15:17.010
  • the angels see,
  • 00:15:17.010 --> 00:15:17.280
  • and God says,
  • 00:15:17.280 --> 00:15:18.260
  • you hadn't seen this part yet.
  • 00:15:18.260 --> 00:15:21.090
  • And something -- He shows --
  • 00:15:21.090 --> 00:15:22.120
  • and the angels -- holy.
  • 00:15:22.120 --> 00:15:23.230
  • It's not like it's a less
  • 00:15:23.230 --> 00:15:24.220
  • enthusiastic holy.
  • 00:15:24.220 --> 00:15:27.060
  • They're just seeing more,
  • 00:15:27.060 --> 00:15:28.160
  • and more, and more of your God.
  • 00:15:28.160 --> 00:15:30.120
  • You know, the one who said
  • 00:15:30.120 --> 00:15:31.110
  • I love you so much,
  • 00:15:31.110 --> 00:15:32.220
  • I'll die on the cross.
  • 00:15:32.220 --> 00:15:34.030
  • The angels never stopped crying.
  • 00:15:34.030 --> 00:15:36.070
  • Holy, holy, holy, holy,
  • 00:15:36.070 --> 00:15:37.110
  • holy, holy.
  • 00:15:37.170 --> 00:15:40.170
  • They been doing it
  • 00:15:40.170 --> 00:15:41.130
  • for all eternity.
  • 00:15:42.250 --> 00:15:45.250
  • I wanna tell you something
  • 00:15:45.250 --> 00:15:46.200
  • else about God.
  • 00:15:46.200 --> 00:15:48.280
  • I serve a God who came
  • 00:15:48.280 --> 00:15:49.280
  • to make friends.
  • 00:15:51.060 --> 00:15:54.060
  • Jesus came to say hey,
  • 00:15:54.060 --> 00:15:55.110
  • let's be friends.
  • 00:15:55.110 --> 00:15:58.070
  • Let's get over the animosity.
  • 00:15:58.070 --> 00:15:59.280
  • Let's get over the bad stuff.
  • 00:15:59.280 --> 00:16:01.140
  • Just blame me for everything.
  • 00:16:01.140 --> 00:16:04.070
  • That's what the cross is.
  • 00:16:04.070 --> 00:16:05.040
  • Just blame it all on me.
  • 00:16:05.040 --> 00:16:06.250
  • I'll take it.
  • 00:16:06.250 --> 00:16:09.070
  • I came to be your friend.
  • 00:16:09.070 --> 00:16:11.160
  • I'm not angry at you.
  • 00:16:11.160 --> 00:16:13.260
  • This is the year
  • 00:16:13.260 --> 00:16:15.150
  • of the Lord's favor in Luke 4.
  • 00:16:15.150 --> 00:16:17.260
  • He said I said came to decree
  • 00:16:17.260 --> 00:16:19.110
  • the favor of God over your life.
  • 00:16:19.110 --> 00:16:21.220
  • I mean, can I --
  • 00:16:21.220 --> 00:16:23.050
  • the religious God
  • 00:16:23.050 --> 00:16:25.000
  • that so many people --
  • 00:16:25.000 --> 00:16:26.000
  • who's mad and angry --
  • 00:16:26.000 --> 00:16:27.190
  • you don't read the Bible.
  • 00:16:27.190 --> 00:16:29.090
  • Jesus was the life of the party.
  • 00:16:30.260 --> 00:16:33.260
  • Religion paints Jesus like some
  • 00:16:33.260 --> 00:16:36.040
  • stoic, puny, pitiful looking --
  • 00:16:37.100 --> 00:16:40.100
  • but men wouldn't give up
  • 00:16:40.100 --> 00:16:41.160
  • everything and say I'll follow
  • 00:16:41.160 --> 00:16:42.220
  • you if there wasn't something
  • 00:16:42.220 --> 00:16:44.080
  • about Him that was winsome
  • 00:16:44.080 --> 00:16:46.200
  • and charismatic.
  • 00:16:46.200 --> 00:16:47.270
  • Fun to be around.
  • 00:16:47.270 --> 00:16:49.110
  • Look at it.
  • 00:16:49.110 --> 00:16:50.060
  • Children don't play, y'all.
  • 00:16:50.060 --> 00:16:51.140
  • And children ran up to Him,
  • 00:16:51.140 --> 00:16:53.090
  • and jumped in His lap,
  • 00:16:53.090 --> 00:16:54.170
  • and wanted to --
  • 00:16:54.170 --> 00:16:55.150
  • pulling on His shirt,
  • 00:16:55.150 --> 00:16:56.200
  • and playing with -- children,
  • 00:16:56.200 --> 00:16:58.120
  • they have a sixth sense
  • 00:16:58.120 --> 00:16:59.220
  • or something.
  • 00:16:59.220 --> 00:17:00.180
  • They can tell when
  • 00:17:00.180 --> 00:17:01.160
  • somebody's real.
  • 00:17:01.210 --> 00:17:04.210
  • Men.
  • 00:17:04.210 --> 00:17:05.150
  • Big ol' grown men.
  • 00:17:05.150 --> 00:17:06.100
  • They're not gonna follow --
  • 00:17:06.100 --> 00:17:07.070
  • they're not --
  • 00:17:07.070 --> 00:17:09.100
  • men aren't gonna follow some
  • 00:17:09.100 --> 00:17:10.240
  • painting-looking Jesus.
  • 00:17:11.240 --> 00:17:14.240
  • Sugar pants Jesus.
  • 00:17:14.240 --> 00:17:16.100
  • They're not gonna follow that.
  • 00:17:16.210 --> 00:17:19.210
  • He was a -- there was something
  • 00:17:19.210 --> 00:17:21.090
  • about Him.
  • 00:17:21.090 --> 00:17:22.060
  • He was the life of the --
  • 00:17:22.060 --> 00:17:23.090
  • the Bible said
  • 00:17:23.090 --> 00:17:24.060
  • He was the friend of sinners.
  • 00:17:24.060 --> 00:17:25.120
  • One of the greatest criticisms
  • 00:17:25.120 --> 00:17:26.220
  • religious people have,
  • 00:17:26.220 --> 00:17:28.010
  • He's a friend of sinners.
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  • 'Cause sinners they were
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  • like -- when most Christians
  • 00:17:32.290 --> 00:17:34.200
  • walk into a room,
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  • sinners spread like Raid
  • 00:17:35.180 --> 00:17:37.000
  • hitting a roach camp.
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  • But here Jesus is.
  • 00:17:40.240 --> 00:17:41.250
  • He walks in, and sinners...
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  • 'Cause He's happy.
  • 00:17:45.050 --> 00:17:47.050
  • He's happy.
  • 00:17:47.050 --> 00:17:48.090
  • He wasn't --
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  • He didn't make them feel bad.
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  • You don't gravitate toward
  • 00:17:50.220 --> 00:17:52.060
  • somebody who makes you feel bad.
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  • Some of you are just bound
  • 00:17:57.240 --> 00:17:58.220
  • and determined
  • 00:17:58.220 --> 00:17:59.170
  • to have a mean God.
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  • A mad God.
  • 00:18:00.190 --> 00:18:01.170
  • Well, that's just not biblical.
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  • He does get mad.
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  • OK, I agree with you.
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  • The Bible said He's slow
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  • to anger.
  • 00:18:07.160 --> 00:18:10.160
  • Slow.
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  • Lemme give you a biblical
  • 00:18:11.230 --> 00:18:12.170
  • example of that.
  • 00:18:12.170 --> 00:18:13.120
  • The Bible --
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  • we act like Jesus was mad.
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  • The first thing a religious
  • 00:18:16.100 --> 00:18:17.140
  • person quotes --
  • 00:18:17.140 --> 00:18:18.100
  • He took the whip
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  • into the temple,
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  • and He beat the devil
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  • outta them 'cause He was mad.
  • 00:18:23.210 --> 00:18:26.070
  • You're not reading
  • 00:18:26.070 --> 00:18:27.070
  • the whole story.
  • 00:18:27.070 --> 00:18:29.040
  • The Bible said He sat
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  • in the corner.
  • 00:18:30.200 --> 00:18:32.130
  • Read your Bible.
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  • And He made a whip.
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  • How long does it take
  • 00:18:35.290 --> 00:18:36.180
  • to make a whip?
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  • He's braiding it.
  • 00:18:40.000 --> 00:18:41.210
  • And He's saying well,
  • 00:18:41.210 --> 00:18:42.160
  • I'm slow to anger.
  • 00:18:42.160 --> 00:18:44.060
  • I'm giving you another service,
  • 00:18:44.060 --> 00:18:45.150
  • and another chance,
  • 00:18:45.150 --> 00:18:46.150
  • and another word,
  • 00:18:46.150 --> 00:18:47.160
  • and another -- and I know
  • 00:18:47.160 --> 00:18:48.280
  • you got some problems.
  • 00:18:48.280 --> 00:18:50.000
  • And if you don't straighten up,
  • 00:18:50.000 --> 00:18:51.040
  • whom the Lord loveth,
  • 00:18:51.040 --> 00:18:51.290
  • He whippeth.
  • 00:18:51.290 --> 00:18:53.030
  • And I'm gonna whip you.
  • 00:18:53.030 --> 00:18:54.120
  • But I'm slow to anger.
  • 00:18:54.120 --> 00:18:55.250
  • I been waiting a long time.
  • 00:18:55.250 --> 00:18:56.280
  • I kept -- I let you come
  • 00:18:56.280 --> 00:18:58.140
  • last Sunday,
  • 00:18:58.140 --> 00:18:59.090
  • and the Sunday before.
  • 00:18:59.090 --> 00:19:00.060
  • And you still haven't forgiven,
  • 00:19:00.060 --> 00:19:01.150
  • and you still got that
  • 00:19:01.150 --> 00:19:02.130
  • little secret thing going on.
  • 00:19:02.130 --> 00:19:03.170
  • So let me just --
  • 00:19:03.170 --> 00:19:05.080
  • I'm slow to anger,
  • 00:19:05.080 --> 00:19:06.120
  • but it's just about at the top.
  • 00:19:06.120 --> 00:19:07.280
  • I'm gonna tie this off,
  • 00:19:07.280 --> 00:19:09.040
  • and then I'm gonna go
  • 00:19:09.040 --> 00:19:09.270
  • to whipping you if I can't
  • 00:19:09.270 --> 00:19:10.290
  • get you here any other way
  • 00:19:10.290 --> 00:19:12.130
  • where you need to be.
  • 00:19:12.130 --> 00:19:13.220
  • But I'm not gonna let you
  • 00:19:13.220 --> 00:19:15.040
  • go to hell without you feeling
  • 00:19:15.040 --> 00:19:17.090
  • a little sting on you.
  • 00:19:18.260 --> 00:19:21.260
  • That's the God I serve.
  • 00:19:21.260 --> 00:19:22.270
  • He's happy.
  • 00:19:22.270 --> 00:19:23.280
  • He's slow to anger.
  • 00:19:23.280 --> 00:19:25.210
  • Oh, please.
  • 00:19:25.210 --> 00:19:26.200
  • If He was mad at you,
  • 00:19:26.200 --> 00:19:28.040
  • you wouldn't catch
  • 00:19:28.040 --> 00:19:29.000
  • your next breath.
  • 00:19:29.000 --> 00:19:31.130
  • So since you got one,
  • 00:19:31.130 --> 00:19:32.180
  • praise Him 'cause He's
  • 00:19:32.180 --> 00:19:34.040
  • a happy God.
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  • Let everything that hath
  • 00:19:35.180 --> 00:19:36.290
  • breath praise the Lord.
  • 00:19:39.180 --> 00:19:42.180
  • I'm just convinced He's
  • 00:19:42.180 --> 00:19:43.220
  • mad at me.
  • 00:19:43.220 --> 00:19:44.260
  • If He were mad at you,
  • 00:19:44.260 --> 00:19:46.030
  • you would [gasp]
  • 00:19:46.030 --> 00:19:47.030
  • right there where
  • 00:19:47.030 --> 00:19:47.260
  • you're sitting.
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  • I'd give you a discount
  • 00:19:52.250 --> 00:19:53.200
  • on a funeral, too.
  • 00:19:57.000 --> 00:20:00.000
  • You wanna know why I know
  • 00:20:00.000 --> 00:20:01.030
  • Jesus was happy all the time?
  • 00:20:01.030 --> 00:20:03.280
  • He came to make friends
  • 00:20:03.280 --> 00:20:04.280
  • with people.
  • 00:20:04.280 --> 00:20:06.100
  • Isn't that something?
  • 00:20:06.100 --> 00:20:07.080
  • Isn't that a different
  • 00:20:07.080 --> 00:20:08.010
  • kinda Jesus than some
  • 00:20:08.010 --> 00:20:08.290
  • of us picture?
  • 00:20:09.140 --> 00:20:12.140
  • Wherever Jesus was,
  • 00:20:12.140 --> 00:20:13.160
  • there was always food.
  • 00:20:14.150 --> 00:20:17.150
  • Jesus loved Him some food.
  • 00:20:17.150 --> 00:20:19.280
  • He fasted one time,
  • 00:20:19.280 --> 00:20:21.150
  • and then every time else you
  • 00:20:21.150 --> 00:20:22.270
  • see Him, food.
  • 00:20:27.200 --> 00:20:30.200
  • If you ever hear a Christian
  • 00:20:30.200 --> 00:20:31.170
  • come up to you and say hey,
  • 00:20:31.170 --> 00:20:33.240
  • brother, you wanna fellowship?
  • 00:20:34.290 --> 00:20:37.290
  • That's code for eat.
  • 00:20:37.290 --> 00:20:39.230
  • That's code for food.
  • 00:20:41.080 --> 00:20:44.080
  • 'Cause that's what
  • 00:20:44.080 --> 00:20:45.000
  • we like to do,
  • 00:20:45.000 --> 00:20:46.050
  • and Jesus is our example.
  • 00:20:46.050 --> 00:20:47.260
  • Fellowship.
  • 00:20:47.260 --> 00:20:48.270
  • Eat food together.
  • 00:20:50.000 --> 00:20:53.000
  • He fed 5.000.
  • 00:20:53.000 --> 00:20:54.230
  • Multiplied happy people.
  • 00:20:54.240 --> 00:20:57.240
  • Peter had denied Christ
  • 00:20:57.240 --> 00:20:59.030
  • three times and gone back
  • 00:20:59.030 --> 00:21:00.080
  • to fishing,
  • 00:21:00.080 --> 00:21:01.100
  • and Jesus showed up
  • 00:21:01.100 --> 00:21:02.250
  • in His resurrected body.
  • 00:21:02.250 --> 00:21:05.130
  • And you know what He did?
  • 00:21:05.130 --> 00:21:06.250
  • He cooked breakfast
  • 00:21:06.250 --> 00:21:07.250
  • on the beach.
  • 00:21:07.250 --> 00:21:09.040
  • Cooked fish and bread,
  • 00:21:09.040 --> 00:21:11.130
  • the Bible said, and called
  • 00:21:11.130 --> 00:21:12.240
  • for Peter to jump outta
  • 00:21:12.240 --> 00:21:13.270
  • the boat and said, come on.
  • 00:21:13.270 --> 00:21:14.280
  • I'm back.
  • 00:21:14.280 --> 00:21:15.220
  • Let's eat.
  • 00:21:16.030 --> 00:21:19.030
  • He didn't say, you sorry thing.
  • 00:21:19.030 --> 00:21:20.150
  • We're gonna talk about how
  • 00:21:20.150 --> 00:21:21.230
  • you cussed and denied me,
  • 00:21:21.230 --> 00:21:23.150
  • didn't ya?
  • 00:21:23.150 --> 00:21:24.080
  • He said come on, come on.
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  • Man, I came to make friends.
  • 00:21:25.120 --> 00:21:26.290
  • Let's eat.
  • 00:21:31.170 --> 00:21:34.170
  • The last thing Jesus did
  • 00:21:34.170 --> 00:21:36.030
  • before He went to Heaven,
  • 00:21:36.030 --> 00:21:37.060
  • it's called the Last Supper.
  • 00:21:41.260 --> 00:21:44.260
  • The Pharisees, religious people
  • 00:21:44.260 --> 00:21:46.200
  • even got upset and said,
  • 00:21:46.200 --> 00:21:48.130
  • we noticed that John's disciples
  • 00:21:48.130 --> 00:21:50.110
  • fast often,
  • 00:21:50.110 --> 00:21:51.200
  • but your disciples
  • 00:21:51.200 --> 00:21:53.100
  • don't ever fast.
  • 00:21:54.150 --> 00:21:57.150
  • Why?
  • 00:21:57.150 --> 00:21:59.020
  • You know what Jesus said?
  • 00:21:59.020 --> 00:22:01.030
  • Jesus was so bad.
  • 00:22:01.030 --> 00:22:02.150
  • Watch.
  • 00:22:02.150 --> 00:22:03.170
  • He said as long as I'm here,
  • 00:22:03.170 --> 00:22:04.190
  • we're eating.
  • 00:22:04.240 --> 00:22:07.240
  • I like this food down here,
  • 00:22:07.240 --> 00:22:09.290
  • and as long as I'm here,
  • 00:22:09.290 --> 00:22:11.040
  • we're eating.
  • 00:22:11.040 --> 00:22:12.120
  • When I'm taken,
  • 00:22:12.120 --> 00:22:13.070
  • then shall they fast.
  • 00:22:13.070 --> 00:22:14.070
  • But by the way,
  • 00:22:14.070 --> 00:22:15.070
  • when you get to Heaven,
  • 00:22:15.070 --> 00:22:16.090
  • the first thing you're gonna do
  • 00:22:16.090 --> 00:22:17.160
  • is sit down at the marriage
  • 00:22:17.160 --> 00:22:19.120
  • supper of the Lamb.
  • 00:22:19.120 --> 00:22:20.290
  • And we're gonna have a party,
  • 00:22:20.290 --> 00:22:22.080
  • and we're gonna have fun,
  • 00:22:22.080 --> 00:22:23.100
  • and we're gonna wipe
  • 00:22:23.100 --> 00:22:24.110
  • the tears away,
  • 00:22:24.110 --> 00:22:25.270
  • and you're gonna enter into
  • 00:22:25.270 --> 00:22:26.220
  • the joy of the Lord.
  • 00:22:26.220 --> 00:22:29.030
  • What a family reunion.
  • 00:22:29.030 --> 00:22:30.250
  • What a happy time
  • 00:22:30.250 --> 00:22:32.050
  • with a happy God.
  • 00:22:32.050 --> 00:22:34.140
  • Woo!
  • 00:22:34.140 --> 00:22:35.150
  • Why you screaming?
  • 00:22:35.150 --> 00:22:36.150
  • I apologize for screaming.
  • 00:22:42.000 --> 00:22:45.000
  • I'm saying to you today
  • 00:22:45.000 --> 00:22:46.130
  • that we serve a happy God.
  • 00:22:46.130 --> 00:22:48.230
  • He came to make friends.
  • 00:22:49.110 --> 00:22:52.110
  • And isn't it amazing
  • 00:22:52.110 --> 00:22:53.110
  • that He said the way
  • 00:22:53.110 --> 00:22:54.090
  • that I'm gonna make friends
  • 00:22:54.090 --> 00:22:55.060
  • with you is we're gonna
  • 00:22:55.060 --> 00:22:56.000
  • have communion.
  • 00:22:56.000 --> 00:22:57.120
  • We're gonna eat together.
  • 00:22:57.130 --> 00:23:00.150
  • This bread is my body.
  • 00:23:00.150 --> 00:23:02.060
  • This wine is my blood.
  • 00:23:02.130 --> 00:23:05.130
  • As oft as you do this
  • 00:23:05.130 --> 00:23:06.110
  • in remembrance of me.
  • 00:23:06.110 --> 00:23:07.250
  • We come together at this table.
  • 00:23:07.250 --> 00:23:10.230
  • Isn't that powerful?
  • 00:23:10.230 --> 00:23:12.060
  • But I wanna be with you.
  • 00:23:12.060 --> 00:23:13.040
  • I don't call you my servant.
  • 00:23:13.040 --> 00:23:15.150
  • I call you my friend.
  • 00:23:15.150 --> 00:23:18.010
  • 'Cause I'm a happy God,
  • 00:23:18.010 --> 00:23:20.070
  • and I want my people happy.
  • 00:23:20.090 --> 00:23:23.090
  • We sorrow not as those who
  • 00:23:23.090 --> 00:23:24.290
  • have no hope.
  • 00:23:24.290 --> 00:23:27.170
  • Paul said we're sorrowful.
  • 00:23:27.170 --> 00:23:29.070
  • Yes, we go through the same
  • 00:23:29.070 --> 00:23:30.150
  • hell everybody else
  • 00:23:30.150 --> 00:23:31.220
  • goes through.
  • 00:23:31.220 --> 00:23:32.230
  • We're sorrowful.
  • 00:23:32.230 --> 00:23:33.180
  • Tragedies happen.
  • 00:23:33.180 --> 00:23:34.230
  • Terrible things happen.
  • 00:23:34.230 --> 00:23:36.150
  • Bad diagnoses happen.
  • 00:23:36.150 --> 00:23:38.110
  • Family issues happen.
  • 00:23:38.110 --> 00:23:40.010
  • But we are not to allow
  • 00:23:40.010 --> 00:23:42.080
  • our joy on the inside
  • 00:23:42.080 --> 00:23:44.160
  • to be determined
  • 00:23:44.160 --> 00:23:45.240
  • by the happenings
  • 00:23:45.240 --> 00:23:46.250
  • on the outside.
  • 00:23:46.250 --> 00:23:49.220
  • 'Cause you serve a happy God.
  • 00:23:49.220 --> 00:23:51.070
  • And He says in the midst
  • 00:23:51.070 --> 00:23:52.130
  • of it all, if you will receive
  • 00:23:52.130 --> 00:23:54.150
  • what I offer you,
  • 00:23:54.150 --> 00:23:55.180
  • the Holy Spirit,
  • 00:23:55.180 --> 00:23:58.170
  • He'll give you joy unspeakable.
  • 00:23:59.220 --> 00:24:02.240
  • That means you can't
  • 00:24:02.240 --> 00:24:03.170
  • describe why,
  • 00:24:03.170 --> 00:24:04.100
  • but you're still happy
  • 00:24:04.100 --> 00:24:05.110
  • even after all
  • 00:24:05.110 --> 00:24:06.100
  • you've been through.
  • 00:24:06.290 --> 00:24:09.290
  • We need to get back to what
  • 00:24:09.290 --> 00:24:10.260
  • really makes us happy
  • 00:24:10.260 --> 00:24:13.010
  • is Jesus.
  • 00:24:13.010 --> 00:24:14.210
  • Only Jesus can satisfy
  • 00:24:14.210 --> 00:24:16.250
  • - As you've watched
  • 00:24:23.200 --> 00:24:24.050
  • this program today,
  • 00:24:24.050 --> 00:24:26.200
  • I don't believe that
  • 00:24:26.200 --> 00:24:27.140
  • God is finished with you;
  • 00:24:27.140 --> 00:24:29.180
  • He's a God of restoration.
  • 00:24:29.180 --> 00:24:31.150
  • He's here to restore you,
  • 00:24:31.150 --> 00:24:32.290
  • to heal you, to love you.
  • 00:24:32.290 --> 00:24:35.290
  • You can be so forgiven,
  • 00:24:35.290 --> 00:24:38.060
  • that the Book of Romans said,
  • 00:24:38.060 --> 00:24:39.200
  • "There is now no condemnation
  • 00:24:39.200 --> 00:24:42.070
  • to those who have entered
  • 00:24:42.070 --> 00:24:43.090
  • in to Christ Jesus,
  • 00:24:43.090 --> 00:24:44.250
  • and what He did on the cross."
  • 00:24:44.250 --> 00:24:46.240
  • I want you to pray with me,
  • 00:24:46.240 --> 00:24:47.270
  • right now -- just,
  • 00:24:47.270 --> 00:24:48.210
  • right where you are,
  • 00:24:48.210 --> 00:24:49.220
  • say these words:
  • 00:24:49.220 --> 00:24:50.240
  • "Jesus, forgive me, cleanse me;
  • 00:24:51.280 --> 00:24:54.280
  • I need You in my life,
  • 00:24:54.280 --> 00:24:56.130
  • heal me, restore me,
  • 00:24:56.130 --> 00:24:59.130
  • and today, I confess my sins,
  • 00:24:59.130 --> 00:25:01.160
  • and I thank You for giving me
  • 00:25:01.160 --> 00:25:04.000
  • the freedom of grace and love
  • 00:25:04.210 --> 00:25:07.210
  • that I don't deserve,
  • 00:25:07.210 --> 00:25:09.040
  • and I have I not earned,
  • 00:25:09.040 --> 00:25:10.220
  • but You freely give it,
  • 00:25:10.220 --> 00:25:12.160
  • and I receive it,
  • 00:25:12.160 --> 00:25:14.070
  • in Jesus' name, amen."
  • 00:25:15.000 --> 00:25:18.000
  • One of the ministries
  • 00:25:18.000 --> 00:25:18.180
  • of our church is called
  • 00:25:18.180 --> 00:25:20.000
  • New Beginnings.
  • 00:25:20.000 --> 00:25:21.140
  • It is founded and headed by
  • 00:25:21.140 --> 00:25:24.050
  • a special woman of God,
  • 00:25:24.050 --> 00:25:25.120
  • named Sharon Thompson.
  • 00:25:25.120 --> 00:25:27.070
  • This is a ministry we support
  • 00:25:27.070 --> 00:25:29.000
  • and've been supporting
  • 00:25:29.000 --> 00:25:29.260
  • for many years,
  • 00:25:29.260 --> 00:25:31.030
  • to help women
  • 00:25:31.030 --> 00:25:32.240
  • who're bound by addiction,
  • 00:25:32.240 --> 00:25:34.080
  • find freedom.
  • 00:25:34.080 --> 00:25:35.170
  • More and more,
  • 00:25:35.170 --> 00:25:36.140
  • we're seeing young girls
  • 00:25:36.140 --> 00:25:38.120
  • show up, needing help,
  • 00:25:38.120 --> 00:25:40.020
  • needing a program
  • 00:25:40.020 --> 00:25:41.210
  • to get their lives
  • 00:25:41.210 --> 00:25:42.250
  • straightened out.
  • 00:25:42.250 --> 00:25:44.010
  • By God's grace,
  • 00:25:44.010 --> 00:25:45.050
  • this unique ministry
  • 00:25:45.050 --> 00:25:46.270
  • is making a powerful difference,
  • 00:25:46.270 --> 00:25:49.140
  • literally, saving lives,
  • 00:25:49.140 --> 00:25:52.070
  • but they urgently
  • 00:25:52.070 --> 00:25:52.280
  • need a new dormitory,
  • 00:25:52.280 --> 00:25:54.270
  • for the youngest
  • 00:25:54.270 --> 00:25:56.010
  • in their care;
  • 00:25:56.010 --> 00:25:57.040
  • the 12 to 17 year-old girls.
  • 00:25:57.110 --> 00:26:00.130
  • It will take
  • 00:26:00.130 --> 00:26:01.220
  • a total of $300.000
  • 00:26:01.220 --> 00:26:03.230
  • to construct girls' dorm.
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  • Lemme hear from you.
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  • I'm believing with you,
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  • that as you sow today,
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  • God will bless you for the thing
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  • that you do for others.
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  • Here's my announcer
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  • to tell you more of
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  • how you can be a part
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  • - ANNOUNCER: Alcohol
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  • and drug abuse
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  • is a devastating epidemic
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  • in the United States today
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  • with young girls and women
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  • becoming the fastest-growing
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  • demographic.
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  • Nearly 5.000.000 women
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  • over the age of 12
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  • have a substance abuse problem
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  • and over 200.000 of them
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  • die each year
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  • due to their additions.
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  • These women need your help.
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  • This month, we're partnering
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  • with New Beginnings
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  • to build a dormitory
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  • for teenage girls
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  • struggling with addiction.
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  • Your generosity will assist
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  • as well as giving
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  • recovery, hope,
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  • For your gift of $35 or more,
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  • With your gift of $300 or more,
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  • Your generosity will save
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  • the life-transforming
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