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I Serve a Happy God

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May 13, 2020
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin brings practical meaning to spiritual truths found in God’s Word.

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  • - If you have your Bibles,
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  • - If you have your Bibles,I'm gonna talk to you for just
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  • I'm gonna talk to you for justa few moments
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  • a few momentsfrom Exodus 6 today.
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  • from Exodus 6 today.Exodus 6.
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  • Exodus 6.I'll begin with Exodus 6:2.
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  • I'll begin with Exodus 6:2."And God spoke to Moses
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  • "And God spoke to Mosesand said to him,
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  • and said to him,'I am the Lord.
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  • 'I am the Lord.I appeared to Abraham,
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  • I appeared to Abraham,and to Isaac, and to Jacob
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  • and to Isaac, and to Jacobas God Almighty.
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  • as God Almighty.Listen.
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  • Listen.But for my name Lord,
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  • But for my name Lord,I was not known to them.'"
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  • I was not known to them.'"In other words, they knew me
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  • In other words, they knew meas the God that they
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  • as the God that theyperceived me to be.
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  • perceived me to be.And the way that they saw me,
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  • And the way that they saw me,that is the God
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  • that is the GodI became to them.
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  • I became to them.But then He said there was
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  • But then He said there wasso much of me that I wanna
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  • so much of me that I wannashow you that they didn't see.
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  • show you that they didn't see.They didn't know me as Lord.
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  • They didn't know me as Lord.He became known as the God
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  • He became known as the Godof Abraham, which means --
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  • of Abraham, which means --it's how Abraham perceived Him.
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  • it's how Abraham perceived Him.The God of Isaac and Jacob.
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  • The God of Isaac and Jacob.But then God himself says
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  • But then God himself saysto Moses, but they didn't see me
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  • to Moses, but they didn't see meand call me by the name Lord,
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  • and call me by the name Lord,and I'm showing you
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  • and I'm showing yousomething about me
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  • something about methat maybe they never saw.
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  • that maybe they never saw.And I wanna talk to you
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  • And I wanna talk to youfor a few minutes today
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  • for a few minutes todayabout the God that I see.
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  • about the God that I see.Specifically, I wanna talk about
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  • Specifically, I wanna talk about"I Serve a Happy God."
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  • "I Serve a Happy God."We can only reflect of God
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  • We can only reflect of Godwhat we see of God.
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  • what we see of God.If you see God as mean,
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  • If you see God as mean,if you see God as angry,
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  • if you see God as angry,if you see God as out
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  • if you see God as outto get you,
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  • to get you,if you see God as mad at you,
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  • if you see God as mad at you,then that's the kinda God --
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  • then that's the kinda God --the God of Abraham --
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  • the God of Abraham --that was the kinda God
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  • that was the kinda Godthat he perceived
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  • that he perceivedwas the kinda God
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  • was the kinda Godhe was to him.
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  • he was to him.It was personal.
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  • It was personal.And so many people have
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  • And so many people haveonly seen a certain kinda God
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  • only seen a certain kinda Godin their mind,
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  • in their mind,and that's what
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  • and that's whatthey think God is.
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  • they think God is.But I want you today to see Him
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  • But I want you today to see Himas the Lord.
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  • as the Lord.I want you to see Him as Jesus,
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  • I want you to see Him as Jesus,who is God in the flesh.
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  • who is God in the flesh.And the Bible said that Jesus
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  • And the Bible said that Jesuscame to show us
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  • came to show uswhat God looks like.
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  • what God looks like.So the thing that I want you
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  • So the thing that I want youto see is so many people
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  • to see is so many peopledon't have an awareness
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  • don't have an awarenessof who God really is.
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  • of who God really is.People go to church like this,
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  • People go to church like this,especially people
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  • especially peoplewho've been outta church,
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  • who've been outta church,and they come in,
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  • and they come in,and they're expecting people
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  • and they're expecting peopleto be tired.
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  • to be tired.To be sad.
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  • To be sad.To be bored.
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  • To be bored.They expect to hear
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  • They expect to hearthe sky is falling.
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  • the sky is falling.The end of the world.
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  • The end of the world.And you aren't ready,
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  • And you aren't ready,and you're no good.
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  • and you're no good.But that's not the God
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  • But that's not the Godthat I see in the Bible.
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  • that I see in the Bible.That is not His message.
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  • That is not His message.He said, I came to give
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  • He said, I came to giveyou life, and give it to
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  • you life, and give it toyou more abundantly.
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  • you more abundantly.When people go to church,
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  • When people go to church,and they see a church that's
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  • and they see a church that'sfilled with happy people --
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  • filled with happy people --not everything perfect
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  • not everything perfectin their life,
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  • in their life,but they're sorrowful
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  • but they're sorrowfulsometimes yet rejoicing.
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  • sometimes yet rejoicing.They're going through
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  • They're going throughsome challenges,
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  • some challenges,but they realize that my source
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  • but they realize that my sourceof joy is not in my happenings,
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  • of joy is not in my happenings,but it's in Jesus,
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  • but it's in Jesus,and Jesus is the center
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  • and Jesus is the centerof my life.
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  • of my life.Therefore, no man
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  • Therefore, no mancan take my joy.
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  • can take my joy.No circumstance can take my joy.
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  • No circumstance can take my joy.And if you don't have that,
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  • And if you don't have that,then you need to get back
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  • then you need to get backJesus-centered in your life.
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  • Jesus-centered in your life.Because our joy should
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  • Because our joy shouldnot be in materialism.
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  • not be in materialism.Our joy should not
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  • Our joy should notbe in how much money we've got.
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  • be in how much money we've got.Our joy should not
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  • Our joy should notbe in anything this world
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  • be in anything this worldhas to offer.
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  • has to offer.It oughtta come from Jesus.
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  • It oughtta come from Jesus.People go to church, and they --
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  • People go to church, and they --if they see people happy,
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  • if they see people happy,they see people upbeat,
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  • they see people upbeat,they see people encouraged,
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  • they see people encouraged,they really don't know
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  • they really don't knowwhat to think.
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  • what to think.But I've come today to declare
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  • But I've come today to declarethat our God is a joyful God.
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  • that our God is a joyful God.Our God is a happy God.
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  • Our God is a happy God.Our God is a musical God.
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  • Our God is a musical God.He said praise me in the dance.
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  • He said praise me in the dance.He said praise me
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  • He said praise mewith the loud cymbals.
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  • with the loud cymbals.He's not sitting up there
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  • He's not sitting up thereduring praise and worship
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  • during praise and worshipwith His fingers in His ears,
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  • with His fingers in His ears,saying I wish they'd turn
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  • saying I wish they'd turnthe sound down.
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  • the sound down.God says, I like rejoicing.
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  • God says, I like rejoicing.I like a party.
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  • I like a party.I like celebration.
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  • I like celebration.I like -- let there be joy.
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  • I like -- let there be joy.As a matter of fact,
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  • As a matter of fact,He said you're not even
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  • He said you're not evencoming into my presence
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  • coming into my presenceunless you enter in through
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  • unless you enter in throughthe gates of praise
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  • the gates of praiseand into my courts
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  • and into my courtswith thanksgiving.
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  • with thanksgiving.You're not gonna get
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  • You're not gonna getin my presence,
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  • in my presence,'cause I'm a happy God,
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  • 'cause I'm a happy God,and I don't wanna see
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  • and I don't wanna seeyour sorrow,
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  • your sorrow,and I don't wanna --
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  • and I don't wanna --you come into my presence
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  • you come into my presenceand praise me,
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  • and praise me,and in my presence there's
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  • and in my presence there'sfullness of joy.
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  • fullness of joy.And I'm not denying
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  • And I'm not denyingthat you got challenges.
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  • that you got challenges.I'm not denying that your heart
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  • I'm not denying that your heartmay be heavy.
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  • may be heavy.I'm not denying that there's
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  • I'm not denying that there'sproblems in your life.
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  • problems in your life.But you're not supposed
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  • But you're not supposedto come to church
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  • to come to churchand feel sorrowful.
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  • and feel sorrowful.You're supposed to leave here
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  • You're supposed to leave hereand get a good bucket of joy
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  • and get a good bucket of joypoured on your soul,
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  • poured on your soul,saying the joy of the Lord
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  • saying the joy of the Lordis my strength.
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  • is my strength.And I can take it,
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  • And I can take it,and I can make it
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  • and I can make it'cause He's with me.
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  • 'cause He's with me.Take a minute and create
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  • Take a minute and createan atmosphere that God likes.
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  • an atmosphere that God likes.And smile.
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  • And smile.He's a happy God.
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  • He's a happy God.I serve a joyful God.
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  • I serve a joyful God.People say tsunamis
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  • People say tsunamisare an act of God.
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  • are an act of God.That's 'cause they have
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  • That's 'cause they havea mindset -- they perceive God
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  • a mindset -- they perceive Godas mad and mean.
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  • as mad and mean.They call earthquakes
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  • They call earthquakesan act of God.
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  • an act of God.Tornadoes an act of God.
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  • Tornadoes an act of God.How 'bout we're
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  • How 'bout we'rein a fallen world?
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  • in a fallen world?How 'bout things just happen
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  • How 'bout things just happenin life because
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  • in life becausewe're human beings,
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  • we're human beings,and this place is not our home?
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  • and this place is not our home?But if you wanna know
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  • But if you wanna knowwhat kinda world God likes,
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  • what kinda world God likes,check out Heaven.
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  • check out Heaven.He said it's a place where
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  • He said it's a place wherethere's no more sorrow,
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  • there's no more sorrow,no more tears, no more sickness,
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  • no more tears, no more sickness,no more death, no more dying.
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  • no more death, no more dying.He said I'll wipe all tears
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  • He said I'll wipe all tearsfrom your eyes 'cause
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  • from your eyes 'causeI'm a happy God.
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  • I'm a happy God.And when you get up here,
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  • And when you get up here,you're gonna have everything
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  • you're gonna have everythingyou need to be happy.
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  • you need to be happy.But until then,
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  • But until then,you can have happiness in your
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  • you can have happiness in yoursoul even though you live
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  • soul even though you livein a world that is plagued
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  • in a world that is plaguedwith problems.
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  • with problems.Jesus came to preach,
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  • Jesus came to preach,according to Luke 4,
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  • according to Luke 4,the acceptable year
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  • the acceptable yearof the Lord's favor
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  • of the Lord's favoron your life.
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  • on your life.If you want the viewpoint
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  • If you want the viewpointof God, He's not a mad God.
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  • of God, He's not a mad God.He's not upset.
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  • He's not upset.He's not angry.
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  • He's not angry.It's hard to go to church
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  • It's hard to go to churchand smile.
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  • and smile.It's hard to go to church
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  • It's hard to go to churchand rejoice if you think
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  • and rejoice if you thinkthe only reason you're here
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  • the only reason you're hereis so God can hand out demerits
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  • is so God can hand out demeritsand remind you
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  • and remind youof how horrible you are.
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  • of how horrible you are.No matter how joyful
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  • No matter how joyfulthe music is, some people just
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  • the music is, some people justcan't believe that God
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  • can't believe that Godwants us joyful.
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  • wants us joyful.The Pharisees studied God
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  • The Pharisees studied Godas a subject,
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  • as a subject,but not as a friend.
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  • but not as a friend.Not as a relationship
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  • Not as a relationshipwith a person.
  • 00:07:20.686 --> 00:07:22.955
  • with a person.It was about policy.
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  • It was about policy.The Pharisees were all
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  • The Pharisees were allabout policy.
  • 00:07:26.492 --> 00:07:27.360
  • about policy.The law says.
  • 00:07:27.360 --> 00:07:28.194
  • The law says.The law says.
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  • The law says.Policy, policy, policy.
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  • Policy, policy, policy.And Jesus was standing there,
  • 00:07:33.132 --> 00:07:34.700
  • And Jesus was standing there,and they had no relationship
  • 00:07:34.700 --> 00:07:36.068
  • and they had no relationshipwith the person.
  • 00:07:36.068 --> 00:07:36.969
  • with the person.But their religion
  • 00:07:36.969 --> 00:07:38.204
  • But their religionwas all about policy.
  • 00:07:38.204 --> 00:07:40.039
  • was all about policy.Policy.
  • 00:07:40.039 --> 00:07:42.074
  • Policy.You can't get the policy side
  • 00:07:42.074 --> 00:07:43.376
  • You can't get the policy sideright if you don't have
  • 00:07:43.376 --> 00:07:45.578
  • right if you don't havea relationship with the person
  • 00:07:45.578 --> 00:07:47.713
  • a relationship with the personof Jesus Christ.
  • 00:07:47.713 --> 00:07:48.614
  • of Jesus Christ.It's interesting.
  • 00:07:48.614 --> 00:07:49.882
  • It's interesting.The word policy comes
  • 00:07:49.882 --> 00:07:53.119
  • The word policy comesfrom the root word police.
  • 00:07:53.119 --> 00:07:55.154
  • from the root word police.Therefore, their mentality
  • 00:07:55.154 --> 00:07:56.923
  • Therefore, their mentalityof super-religious people
  • 00:07:56.923 --> 00:07:58.057
  • of super-religious peoplelike Pharisees,
  • 00:07:58.057 --> 00:08:00.426
  • like Pharisees,the mentality was He's
  • 00:08:00.426 --> 00:08:01.994
  • the mentality was He'sthe high sheriff of Heaven.
  • 00:08:01.994 --> 00:08:04.797
  • the high sheriff of Heaven.That's who God is.
  • 00:08:04.797 --> 00:08:07.700
  • That's who God is.And they had policy,
  • 00:08:07.700 --> 00:08:09.135
  • And they had policy,but they didn't know the person
  • 00:08:09.135 --> 00:08:11.571
  • but they didn't know the personof Jesus Christ.
  • 00:08:11.571 --> 00:08:12.872
  • of Jesus Christ.And I'm preaching to you today
  • 00:08:12.872 --> 00:08:13.706
  • And I'm preaching to you todaythat it's not enough
  • 00:08:13.706 --> 00:08:15.508
  • that it's not enoughto come and sit on a seat,
  • 00:08:15.508 --> 00:08:16.676
  • to come and sit on a seat,and hear a preacher preach,
  • 00:08:16.676 --> 00:08:18.177
  • and hear a preacher preach,and call yourself a Christian.
  • 00:08:18.177 --> 00:08:19.879
  • and call yourself a Christian.If you don't have a relationship
  • 00:08:19.879 --> 00:08:21.113
  • If you don't have a relationshipwith Jesus Christ,
  • 00:08:21.113 --> 00:08:22.815
  • with Jesus Christ,all you have is a theory,
  • 00:08:22.815 --> 00:08:24.884
  • all you have is a theory,and policy, and what the --
  • 00:08:24.884 --> 00:08:25.885
  • and policy, and what the --you may be able to quote
  • 00:08:25.885 --> 00:08:27.520
  • you may be able to quoteJohn 3:16,
  • 00:08:27.520 --> 00:08:29.221
  • John 3:16,but if you don't know Him
  • 00:08:29.221 --> 00:08:30.690
  • but if you don't know Himas your savoir,
  • 00:08:30.690 --> 00:08:32.425
  • as your savoir,you can't get the joy
  • 00:08:32.425 --> 00:08:37.597
  • you can't get the joyoutta this thing.
  • 00:08:37.597 --> 00:08:38.798
  • outta this thing.They had no relationship
  • 00:08:38.798 --> 00:08:39.632
  • They had no relationshipwith Jesus.
  • 00:08:39.632 --> 00:08:41.534
  • with Jesus.It was all about policy.
  • 00:08:41.534 --> 00:08:42.735
  • It was all about policy.So they took a woman
  • 00:08:42.735 --> 00:08:44.837
  • So they took a womancaught in the act of adultery.
  • 00:08:44.837 --> 00:08:46.205
  • caught in the act of adultery.They said, we've got policy.
  • 00:08:46.205 --> 00:08:47.206
  • They said, we've got policy.They reminded Jesus,
  • 00:08:47.206 --> 00:08:48.941
  • They reminded Jesus,we've got policy that says --
  • 00:08:48.941 --> 00:08:50.176
  • we've got policy that says --and it's been a long time since
  • 00:08:50.176 --> 00:08:51.277
  • and it's been a long time sincewe stoned anybody,
  • 00:08:51.277 --> 00:08:52.044
  • we stoned anybody,and we're looking forward to it.
  • 00:08:52.044 --> 00:08:55.047
  • and we're looking forward to it.Let's kill her.
  • 00:08:55.047 --> 00:08:56.849
  • Let's kill her.That's religion.
  • 00:08:56.849 --> 00:08:57.717
  • That's religion.But look at Jesus.
  • 00:08:57.717 --> 00:08:59.085
  • But look at Jesus.Jesus wasn't angry.
  • 00:08:59.085 --> 00:09:00.453
  • Jesus wasn't angry.Jesus wasn't mean to her.
  • 00:09:00.453 --> 00:09:01.520
  • Jesus wasn't mean to her.First of all, He dealt
  • 00:09:01.520 --> 00:09:02.688
  • First of all, He dealtwith them and said,
  • 00:09:02.688 --> 00:09:03.956
  • with them and said,let he who is without sin
  • 00:09:03.956 --> 00:09:05.291
  • let he who is without sincast your first stone.
  • 00:09:05.291 --> 00:09:06.425
  • cast your first stone.And all you heard was thud,
  • 00:09:06.425 --> 00:09:07.493
  • And all you heard was thud,thud, thud, thud,
  • 00:09:07.493 --> 00:09:09.462
  • thud, thud, thud,thud as they dropped the rocks.
  • 00:09:09.462 --> 00:09:10.463
  • thud as they dropped the rocks.And when they walked off,
  • 00:09:10.463 --> 00:09:11.597
  • And when they walked off,Jesus didn't say boy,
  • 00:09:11.597 --> 00:09:12.565
  • Jesus didn't say boy,you're filthy.
  • 00:09:12.565 --> 00:09:13.833
  • you're filthy.You're just terrible.
  • 00:09:13.833 --> 00:09:14.767
  • You're just terrible.You know what He said?
  • 00:09:14.767 --> 00:09:15.534
  • You know what He said?He said,
  • 00:09:15.534 --> 00:09:16.802
  • He said,where are your accusers?
  • 00:09:16.802 --> 00:09:17.870
  • where are your accusers?Neither do I --
  • 00:09:17.870 --> 00:09:19.171
  • Neither do I --I'm not a mad God.
  • 00:09:19.171 --> 00:09:21.040
  • I'm not a mad God.I'm a loving, happy Jesus.
  • 00:09:21.040 --> 00:09:21.807
  • I'm a loving, happy Jesus.And He said,
  • 00:09:21.807 --> 00:09:22.942
  • And He said,neither do I condemn you.
  • 00:09:22.942 --> 00:09:24.110
  • neither do I condemn you.Go and sin no more.
  • 00:09:24.110 --> 00:09:25.544
  • Go and sin no more.That night, I got a feeling
  • 00:09:25.544 --> 00:09:26.912
  • That night, I got a feelingher lover came around
  • 00:09:26.912 --> 00:09:28.314
  • her lover came aroundand was knocking on the door.
  • 00:09:28.314 --> 00:09:29.882
  • and was knocking on the door.But she wouldn't let him in.
  • 00:09:29.882 --> 00:09:31.017
  • But she wouldn't let him in.I think she said, you're never
  • 00:09:31.017 --> 00:09:33.052
  • I think she said, you're nevercoming in this house again
  • 00:09:33.052 --> 00:09:34.687
  • coming in this house againbecause I met a person.
  • 00:09:34.687 --> 00:09:36.555
  • because I met a person.Not because it's in a policy.
  • 00:09:36.555 --> 00:09:38.624
  • Not because it's in a policy.I met a person, and the person
  • 00:09:38.624 --> 00:09:40.192
  • I met a person, and the personchanged me, and I'm living
  • 00:09:40.192 --> 00:09:42.395
  • changed me, and I'm livingthis book because of who's
  • 00:09:42.395 --> 00:09:44.664
  • this book because of who'sliving in the house with me.
  • 00:09:44.664 --> 00:09:46.065
  • living in the house with me.He's greater than anything
  • 00:09:46.065 --> 00:09:47.199
  • He's greater than anythingyou can offer me,
  • 00:09:47.199 --> 00:09:49.735
  • you can offer me,knocking on my door.
  • 00:09:49.735 --> 00:09:50.703
  • knocking on my door.Clap your hands like you
  • 00:09:50.703 --> 00:10:00.112
  • Clap your hands like youbelieve He's a happy God.
  • 00:10:00.112 --> 00:10:01.380
  • believe He's a happy God.We serve a happy God.
  • 00:10:01.380 --> 00:10:06.719
  • We serve a happy God.I serve a God that smiles a lot.
  • 00:10:06.719 --> 00:10:07.720
  • I serve a God that smiles a lot.Turn to somebody and say,
  • 00:10:07.720 --> 00:10:08.721
  • Turn to somebody and say,I can tell by your face
  • 00:10:08.721 --> 00:10:11.223
  • I can tell by your facewho you serve.
  • 00:10:11.223 --> 00:10:14.093
  • who you serve.I serve a God who smiles a lot.
  • 00:10:14.093 --> 00:10:15.094
  • I serve a God who smiles a lot.Turn to the other person
  • 00:10:15.094 --> 00:10:15.861
  • Turn to the other personthat you didn't care
  • 00:10:15.861 --> 00:10:16.996
  • that you didn't careto talk to first.
  • 00:10:16.996 --> 00:10:18.497
  • to talk to first.Turn to them and say,
  • 00:10:18.497 --> 00:10:19.498
  • Turn to them and say,if you're happy,
  • 00:10:19.498 --> 00:10:21.000
  • if you're happy,notify your face.
  • 00:10:21.000 --> 00:10:22.268
  • notify your face.People oughtta come in --
  • 00:10:22.268 --> 00:10:23.636
  • People oughtta come in --the Bible said that when
  • 00:10:23.636 --> 00:10:25.404
  • the Bible said that whenthe queen of Sheba --
  • 00:10:25.404 --> 00:10:26.639
  • the queen of Sheba --the thing that impressed her
  • 00:10:26.639 --> 00:10:29.141
  • the thing that impressed herwas the joy of the servants.
  • 00:10:29.141 --> 00:10:30.976
  • was the joy of the servants.The happiness of the servants.
  • 00:10:30.976 --> 00:10:32.178
  • The happiness of the servants.She said, your servants
  • 00:10:32.178 --> 00:10:41.020
  • She said, your servantsare so happy.
  • 00:10:41.020 --> 00:10:43.389
  • are so happy.My God is a joyful God.
  • 00:10:43.389 --> 00:10:44.990
  • My God is a joyful God.Therefore, I refuse to let them
  • 00:10:44.990 --> 00:10:46.859
  • Therefore, I refuse to let themhave more joy in a mall
  • 00:10:46.859 --> 00:10:48.661
  • have more joy in a malland more smiles in a mall
  • 00:10:48.661 --> 00:10:53.065
  • and more smiles in a mallthan we do at Free Chapel.
  • 00:10:53.065 --> 00:10:54.767
  • than we do at Free Chapel.We are a happy church
  • 00:10:54.767 --> 00:10:57.636
  • We are a happy churchbecause we serve a happy God.
  • 00:10:57.636 --> 00:10:59.238
  • because we serve a happy God.And I can put on the garment
  • 00:10:59.238 --> 00:11:00.406
  • And I can put on the garmentof praise no matter
  • 00:11:00.406 --> 00:11:02.308
  • of praise no matterwhat this week brought me
  • 00:11:02.308 --> 00:11:04.577
  • what this week brought mebecause my joy is not
  • 00:11:04.577 --> 00:11:07.313
  • because my joy is notin this world.
  • 00:11:07.313 --> 00:11:12.151
  • in this world.Not of this world.
  • 00:11:12.151 --> 00:11:13.886
  • Not of this world.Now I wanna give you some real
  • 00:11:13.886 --> 00:11:15.888
  • Now I wanna give you some realclean theology right here.
  • 00:11:15.888 --> 00:11:17.656
  • clean theology right here.That if you live by it,
  • 00:11:17.656 --> 00:11:19.925
  • That if you live by it,you'll have good days.
  • 00:11:19.925 --> 00:11:21.927
  • you'll have good days.I serve a good God,
  • 00:11:21.927 --> 00:11:27.066
  • I serve a good God,and the devil is a bad devil.
  • 00:11:27.066 --> 00:11:31.103
  • and the devil is a bad devil.I said God is a good God.
  • 00:11:31.103 --> 00:11:32.071
  • I said God is a good God.God is good because
  • 00:11:32.071 --> 00:11:33.639
  • God is good becauseHe never leaves me,
  • 00:11:33.639 --> 00:11:37.209
  • He never leaves me,and He never forsakes me.
  • 00:11:37.209 --> 00:11:39.912
  • and He never forsakes me.He wants the best for His kids.
  • 00:11:39.912 --> 00:11:41.580
  • He wants the best for His kids.If you -- lemme put it to you
  • 00:11:41.580 --> 00:11:42.848
  • If you -- lemme put it to youright out of the words of Jesus.
  • 00:11:42.848 --> 00:11:44.483
  • right out of the words of Jesus.If you, being evil,
  • 00:11:44.483 --> 00:11:45.684
  • If you, being evil,know how to give good gifts
  • 00:11:45.684 --> 00:11:47.486
  • know how to give good giftsto your children,
  • 00:11:47.486 --> 00:11:48.788
  • to your children,how much more shall your
  • 00:11:48.788 --> 00:11:49.955
  • how much more shall yourHeavenly Father give
  • 00:11:49.955 --> 00:11:51.423
  • Heavenly Father givethe Holy Spirit
  • 00:11:51.423 --> 00:11:56.529
  • the Holy Spiritto them that ask Him.
  • 00:11:56.529 --> 00:11:59.165
  • to them that ask Him.Not only is God a good God,
  • 00:11:59.165 --> 00:12:03.369
  • Not only is God a good God,but God is good at being God.
  • 00:12:03.369 --> 00:12:06.472
  • but God is good at being God.And He knows it.
  • 00:12:06.472 --> 00:12:08.307
  • And He knows it.If you don't ever praise Him,
  • 00:12:08.307 --> 00:12:09.375
  • If you don't ever praise Him,it don't -- it ain't like
  • 00:12:09.375 --> 00:12:10.676
  • it don't -- it ain't likeHe feels less than
  • 00:12:10.676 --> 00:12:11.610
  • He feels less thanbecause you wouldn't
  • 00:12:11.610 --> 00:12:14.947
  • because you wouldn'tpraise Him this morning.
  • 00:12:14.947 --> 00:12:17.349
  • praise Him this morning.God has self-awareness.
  • 00:12:17.349 --> 00:12:19.018
  • God has self-awareness.He knows He's God.
  • 00:12:19.018 --> 00:12:20.986
  • He knows He's God.He said to Moses in my text,
  • 00:12:20.986 --> 00:12:24.156
  • He said to Moses in my text,I am the Lord.
  • 00:12:24.156 --> 00:12:25.958
  • I am the Lord.I am large and in charge,
  • 00:12:25.958 --> 00:12:27.359
  • I am large and in charge,and if Pharaoh says anything
  • 00:12:27.359 --> 00:12:29.695
  • and if Pharaoh says anythingto you and he asks who I am,
  • 00:12:29.695 --> 00:12:31.163
  • to you and he asks who I am,you tell him I am --
  • 00:12:31.163 --> 00:12:32.531
  • you tell him I am --listen to the attitude.
  • 00:12:32.531 --> 00:12:37.636
  • listen to the attitude.I am that I am.
  • 00:12:37.636 --> 00:12:38.904
  • I am that I am.His little pitiful army
  • 00:12:38.904 --> 00:12:39.738
  • His little pitiful armywith that little raggedy
  • 00:12:39.738 --> 00:12:42.074
  • with that little raggedychariot army he's got does not
  • 00:12:42.074 --> 00:12:44.310
  • chariot army he's got does notmake me lose my joy.
  • 00:12:44.310 --> 00:12:46.345
  • make me lose my joy.I'm God, and I'm aware
  • 00:12:46.345 --> 00:12:49.481
  • I'm God, and I'm awarethat I'm God.
  • 00:12:49.481 --> 00:12:51.517
  • that I'm God.God has no identity crisis
  • 00:12:51.517 --> 00:12:54.620
  • God has no identity crisislike most of us.
  • 00:12:54.620 --> 00:12:55.855
  • like most of us.He is at peace with His
  • 00:12:55.855 --> 00:12:57.156
  • He is at peace with Hisown identity,
  • 00:12:57.156 --> 00:12:57.957
  • own identity,and if you don't
  • 00:12:57.957 --> 00:12:58.824
  • and if you don'tever praise Him,
  • 00:12:58.824 --> 00:13:00.092
  • ever praise Him,you're not hurting Him.
  • 00:13:00.092 --> 00:13:02.928
  • you're not hurting Him.I guarantee you.
  • 00:13:02.928 --> 00:13:04.496
  • I guarantee you.I like when He created earth,
  • 00:13:04.496 --> 00:13:05.297
  • I like when He created earth,you know?
  • 00:13:05.297 --> 00:13:06.098
  • you know?Created everything.
  • 00:13:06.098 --> 00:13:07.199
  • Created everything.Created the universe.
  • 00:13:07.199 --> 00:13:08.133
  • Created the universe.Created the heavens.
  • 00:13:08.133 --> 00:13:08.868
  • Created the heavens.The stars.
  • 00:13:08.868 --> 00:13:10.269
  • The stars.The Bible said on the first day,
  • 00:13:10.269 --> 00:13:11.337
  • The Bible said on the first day,He created.
  • 00:13:11.337 --> 00:13:12.371
  • He created.And there's nobody to praise
  • 00:13:12.371 --> 00:13:18.344
  • And there's nobody to praiseHim yet, so He said I am good.
  • 00:13:18.344 --> 00:13:19.245
  • Him yet, so He said I am good.The second day,
  • 00:13:19.245 --> 00:13:20.746
  • The second day,He creates trees, please.
  • 00:13:20.746 --> 00:13:21.513
  • He creates trees, please.Boom.
  • 00:13:21.513 --> 00:13:23.482
  • Boom.And grass, and moon, and stars.
  • 00:13:23.482 --> 00:13:24.650
  • And grass, and moon, and stars.And then He sits back,
  • 00:13:24.650 --> 00:13:26.051
  • And then He sits back,and looks at it, and says man,
  • 00:13:26.051 --> 00:13:26.986
  • and looks at it, and says man,I'm God.
  • 00:13:26.986 --> 00:13:27.720
  • I'm God.I'm good.
  • 00:13:27.720 --> 00:13:28.487
  • I'm good.I'm good.
  • 00:13:28.487 --> 00:13:31.924
  • I'm good.He does that for six days,
  • 00:13:31.924 --> 00:13:33.559
  • He does that for six days,and gets to the sixth day,
  • 00:13:33.559 --> 00:13:34.660
  • and gets to the sixth day,and looks at everything
  • 00:13:34.660 --> 00:13:36.028
  • and looks at everythingwhen He's finished and says,
  • 00:13:36.028 --> 00:13:39.732
  • when He's finished and says,I am very good.
  • 00:13:39.732 --> 00:13:40.733
  • I am very good.So if your little praise
  • 00:13:40.733 --> 00:13:42.134
  • So if your little praisedon't ever go up, please
  • 00:13:42.134 --> 00:13:43.302
  • don't ever go up, pleasedon't think that you're
  • 00:13:43.302 --> 00:13:44.904
  • don't think that you'resomehow hurting God's
  • 00:13:44.904 --> 00:13:45.871
  • somehow hurting God'sself-esteem.
  • 00:13:45.871 --> 00:13:47.606
  • self-esteem.He has full awareness,
  • 00:13:47.606 --> 00:13:48.741
  • He has full awareness,and He wants His people
  • 00:13:48.741 --> 00:13:49.842
  • and He wants His peopleto have full awareness.
  • 00:13:49.842 --> 00:13:52.912
  • to have full awareness.He's God over everything
  • 00:13:52.912 --> 00:13:56.048
  • He's God over everythingyou're facing in the world.
  • 00:13:56.048 --> 00:13:56.849
  • you're facing in the world.Hallelujah.
  • 00:13:56.849 --> 00:13:57.616
  • Hallelujah.He's not afraid
  • 00:13:57.616 --> 00:13:58.984
  • He's not afraidof the antichrist.
  • 00:13:58.984 --> 00:14:00.152
  • of the antichrist.He's not afraid
  • 00:14:00.152 --> 00:14:02.054
  • He's not afraidof any administration.
  • 00:14:02.054 --> 00:14:04.156
  • of any administration.He pulls men down.
  • 00:14:04.156 --> 00:14:05.724
  • He pulls men down.Raises men up.
  • 00:14:05.724 --> 00:14:07.326
  • Raises men up.He's God, and He's aware
  • 00:14:07.326 --> 00:14:08.294
  • He's God, and He's awareHe's God.
  • 00:14:08.294 --> 00:14:16.235
  • He's God.He knows it.
  • 00:14:16.235 --> 00:14:18.671
  • He knows it.The angels cry day and night.
  • 00:14:18.671 --> 00:14:20.406
  • The angels cry day and night.They face every direction.
  • 00:14:20.406 --> 00:14:21.373
  • They face every direction.And if this is God --
  • 00:14:21.373 --> 00:14:23.008
  • And if this is God --if this pulpit is God,
  • 00:14:23.008 --> 00:14:23.809
  • if this pulpit is God,one's on this side saying holy.
  • 00:14:23.809 --> 00:14:25.644
  • one's on this side saying holy.One's back here saying holy.
  • 00:14:25.644 --> 00:14:26.512
  • One's back here saying holy.One's over here --
  • 00:14:26.512 --> 00:14:27.546
  • One's over here --and they cease not.
  • 00:14:27.546 --> 00:14:28.547
  • and they cease not.And we think that would be
  • 00:14:28.547 --> 00:14:29.581
  • And we think that would bevery repetitive throughout
  • 00:14:29.581 --> 00:14:30.749
  • very repetitive throughoutall eternity.
  • 00:14:30.749 --> 00:14:31.951
  • all eternity.But what the rabbis teach
  • 00:14:31.951 --> 00:14:34.086
  • But what the rabbis teachis as soon as it comes
  • 00:14:34.086 --> 00:14:35.087
  • is as soon as it comesoutta the mouth,
  • 00:14:35.087 --> 00:14:36.355
  • outta the mouth,and they're perceiving
  • 00:14:36.355 --> 00:14:37.456
  • and they're perceivingwho God is,
  • 00:14:37.456 --> 00:14:38.390
  • who God is,and seeing Him right there,
  • 00:14:38.390 --> 00:14:39.458
  • and seeing Him right there,see an aspect of Him,
  • 00:14:39.458 --> 00:14:41.293
  • see an aspect of Him,as soon as they see it
  • 00:14:41.293 --> 00:14:42.361
  • as soon as they see itand it goes around --
  • 00:14:42.361 --> 00:14:43.195
  • and it goes around --by the time
  • 00:14:43.195 --> 00:14:43.996
  • by the timeit comes back around,
  • 00:14:43.996 --> 00:14:44.897
  • it comes back around,the angels see,
  • 00:14:44.897 --> 00:14:45.831
  • the angels see,and God says,
  • 00:14:45.831 --> 00:14:48.267
  • and God says,you hadn't seen this part yet.
  • 00:14:48.267 --> 00:14:49.368
  • you hadn't seen this part yet.And something -- He shows --
  • 00:14:49.368 --> 00:14:50.736
  • And something -- He shows --and the angels -- holy.
  • 00:14:50.736 --> 00:14:51.704
  • and the angels -- holy.It's not like it's a less
  • 00:14:51.704 --> 00:14:54.173
  • It's not like it's a lessenthusiastic holy.
  • 00:14:54.173 --> 00:14:55.507
  • enthusiastic holy.They're just seeing more,
  • 00:14:55.507 --> 00:14:57.376
  • They're just seeing more,and more, and more of your God.
  • 00:14:57.376 --> 00:14:58.344
  • and more, and more of your God.You know, the one who said
  • 00:14:58.344 --> 00:14:59.712
  • You know, the one who saidI love you so much,
  • 00:14:59.712 --> 00:15:01.080
  • I love you so much,I'll die on the cross.
  • 00:15:01.080 --> 00:15:03.215
  • I'll die on the cross.The angels never stopped crying.
  • 00:15:03.215 --> 00:15:04.350
  • The angels never stopped crying.Holy, holy, holy, holy,
  • 00:15:04.350 --> 00:15:07.553
  • Holy, holy, holy, holy,holy, holy.
  • 00:15:07.553 --> 00:15:08.420
  • holy, holy.They been doing it
  • 00:15:08.420 --> 00:15:12.825
  • They been doing itfor all eternity.
  • 00:15:12.825 --> 00:15:13.659
  • for all eternity.I wanna tell you something
  • 00:15:13.659 --> 00:15:15.928
  • I wanna tell you somethingelse about God.
  • 00:15:15.928 --> 00:15:16.929
  • else about God.I serve a God who came
  • 00:15:16.929 --> 00:15:21.200
  • I serve a God who cameto make friends.
  • 00:15:21.200 --> 00:15:22.368
  • to make friends.Jesus came to say hey,
  • 00:15:22.368 --> 00:15:25.237
  • Jesus came to say hey,let's be friends.
  • 00:15:25.237 --> 00:15:26.939
  • let's be friends.Let's get over the animosity.
  • 00:15:26.939 --> 00:15:28.407
  • Let's get over the animosity.Let's get over the bad stuff.
  • 00:15:28.407 --> 00:15:31.176
  • Let's get over the bad stuff.Just blame me for everything.
  • 00:15:31.176 --> 00:15:32.077
  • Just blame me for everything.That's what the cross is.
  • 00:15:32.077 --> 00:15:33.779
  • That's what the cross is.Just blame it all on me.
  • 00:15:33.779 --> 00:15:36.181
  • Just blame it all on me.I'll take it.
  • 00:15:36.181 --> 00:15:38.484
  • I'll take it.I came to be your friend.
  • 00:15:38.484 --> 00:15:40.886
  • I came to be your friend.I'm not angry at you.
  • 00:15:40.886 --> 00:15:42.521
  • I'm not angry at you.This is the year
  • 00:15:42.521 --> 00:15:44.890
  • This is the yearof the Lord's favor in Luke 4.
  • 00:15:44.890 --> 00:15:46.392
  • of the Lord's favor in Luke 4.He said I said came to decree
  • 00:15:46.392 --> 00:15:48.761
  • He said I said came to decreethe favor of God over your life.
  • 00:15:48.761 --> 00:15:50.195
  • the favor of God over your life.I mean, can I --
  • 00:15:50.195 --> 00:15:52.031
  • I mean, can I --the religious God
  • 00:15:52.031 --> 00:15:53.032
  • the religious Godthat so many people --
  • 00:15:53.032 --> 00:15:54.666
  • that so many people --who's mad and angry --
  • 00:15:54.666 --> 00:15:56.335
  • who's mad and angry --you don't read the Bible.
  • 00:15:56.335 --> 00:16:00.906
  • you don't read the Bible.Jesus was the life of the party.
  • 00:16:00.906 --> 00:16:03.175
  • Jesus was the life of the party.Religion paints Jesus like some
  • 00:16:03.175 --> 00:16:07.379
  • Religion paints Jesus like somestoic, puny, pitiful looking --
  • 00:16:07.379 --> 00:16:08.580
  • stoic, puny, pitiful looking --but men wouldn't give up
  • 00:16:08.580 --> 00:16:09.782
  • but men wouldn't give upeverything and say I'll follow
  • 00:16:09.782 --> 00:16:11.316
  • everything and say I'll followyou if there wasn't something
  • 00:16:11.316 --> 00:16:13.719
  • you if there wasn't somethingabout Him that was winsome
  • 00:16:13.719 --> 00:16:14.953
  • about Him that was winsomeand charismatic.
  • 00:16:14.953 --> 00:16:16.422
  • and charismatic.Fun to be around.
  • 00:16:16.422 --> 00:16:17.256
  • Fun to be around.Look at it.
  • 00:16:17.256 --> 00:16:18.524
  • Look at it.Children don't play, y'all.
  • 00:16:18.524 --> 00:16:20.359
  • Children don't play, y'all.And children ran up to Him,
  • 00:16:20.359 --> 00:16:21.627
  • And children ran up to Him,and jumped in His lap,
  • 00:16:21.627 --> 00:16:22.561
  • and jumped in His lap,and wanted to --
  • 00:16:22.561 --> 00:16:23.729
  • and wanted to --pulling on His shirt,
  • 00:16:23.729 --> 00:16:25.464
  • pulling on His shirt,and playing with -- children,
  • 00:16:25.464 --> 00:16:26.799
  • and playing with -- children,they have a sixth sense
  • 00:16:26.799 --> 00:16:27.599
  • they have a sixth senseor something.
  • 00:16:27.599 --> 00:16:28.534
  • or something.They can tell when
  • 00:16:28.534 --> 00:16:31.703
  • They can tell whensomebody's real.
  • 00:16:31.703 --> 00:16:32.504
  • somebody's real.Men.
  • 00:16:32.504 --> 00:16:33.338
  • Men.Big ol' grown men.
  • 00:16:33.338 --> 00:16:34.239
  • Big ol' grown men.They're not gonna follow --
  • 00:16:34.239 --> 00:16:36.341
  • They're not gonna follow --they're not --
  • 00:16:36.341 --> 00:16:37.810
  • they're not --men aren't gonna follow some
  • 00:16:37.810 --> 00:16:41.880
  • men aren't gonna follow somepainting-looking Jesus.
  • 00:16:41.880 --> 00:16:43.415
  • painting-looking Jesus.Sugar pants Jesus.
  • 00:16:43.415 --> 00:16:46.785
  • Sugar pants Jesus.They're not gonna follow that.
  • 00:16:46.785 --> 00:16:48.387
  • They're not gonna follow that.He was a -- there was something
  • 00:16:48.387 --> 00:16:49.288
  • He was a -- there was somethingabout Him.
  • 00:16:49.288 --> 00:16:50.389
  • about Him.He was the life of the --
  • 00:16:50.389 --> 00:16:51.290
  • He was the life of the --the Bible said
  • 00:16:51.290 --> 00:16:52.491
  • the Bible saidHe was the friend of sinners.
  • 00:16:52.491 --> 00:16:53.826
  • He was the friend of sinners.One of the greatest criticisms
  • 00:16:53.826 --> 00:16:55.127
  • One of the greatest criticismsreligious people have,
  • 00:16:55.127 --> 00:16:59.064
  • religious people have,He's a friend of sinners.
  • 00:16:59.064 --> 00:17:00.065
  • He's a friend of sinners.'Cause sinners they were
  • 00:17:00.065 --> 00:17:01.767
  • 'Cause sinners they werelike -- when most Christians
  • 00:17:01.767 --> 00:17:02.701
  • like -- when most Christianswalk into a room,
  • 00:17:02.701 --> 00:17:04.103
  • walk into a room,sinners spread like Raid
  • 00:17:04.103 --> 00:17:07.906
  • sinners spread like Raidhitting a roach camp.
  • 00:17:07.906 --> 00:17:08.941
  • hitting a roach camp.But here Jesus is.
  • 00:17:08.941 --> 00:17:12.277
  • But here Jesus is.He walks in, and sinners...
  • 00:17:12.277 --> 00:17:14.279
  • He walks in, and sinners...'Cause He's happy.
  • 00:17:14.279 --> 00:17:15.414
  • 'Cause He's happy.He's happy.
  • 00:17:15.414 --> 00:17:16.582
  • He's happy.He wasn't --
  • 00:17:16.582 --> 00:17:17.850
  • He wasn't --He didn't make them feel bad.
  • 00:17:17.850 --> 00:17:19.318
  • He didn't make them feel bad.You don't gravitate toward
  • 00:17:19.318 --> 00:17:24.923
  • You don't gravitate towardsomebody who makes you feel bad.
  • 00:17:24.923 --> 00:17:25.858
  • somebody who makes you feel bad.Some of you are just bound
  • 00:17:25.858 --> 00:17:26.692
  • Some of you are just boundand determined
  • 00:17:26.692 --> 00:17:27.693
  • and determinedto have a mean God.
  • 00:17:27.693 --> 00:17:28.627
  • to have a mean God.A mad God.
  • 00:17:28.627 --> 00:17:29.795
  • A mad God.Well, that's just not biblical.
  • 00:17:29.795 --> 00:17:30.796
  • Well, that's just not biblical.He does get mad.
  • 00:17:30.796 --> 00:17:31.997
  • He does get mad.OK, I agree with you.
  • 00:17:31.997 --> 00:17:33.398
  • OK, I agree with you.The Bible said He's slow
  • 00:17:33.398 --> 00:17:37.603
  • The Bible said He's slowto anger.
  • 00:17:37.603 --> 00:17:38.837
  • to anger.Slow.
  • 00:17:38.837 --> 00:17:39.638
  • Slow.Lemme give you a biblical
  • 00:17:39.638 --> 00:17:40.539
  • Lemme give you a biblicalexample of that.
  • 00:17:40.539 --> 00:17:41.306
  • example of that.The Bible --
  • 00:17:41.306 --> 00:17:43.475
  • The Bible --we act like Jesus was mad.
  • 00:17:43.475 --> 00:17:44.610
  • we act like Jesus was mad.The first thing a religious
  • 00:17:44.610 --> 00:17:45.477
  • The first thing a religiousperson quotes --
  • 00:17:45.477 --> 00:17:46.879
  • person quotes --He took the whip
  • 00:17:46.879 --> 00:17:48.280
  • He took the whipinto the temple,
  • 00:17:48.280 --> 00:17:50.849
  • into the temple,and He beat the devil
  • 00:17:50.849 --> 00:17:53.385
  • and He beat the deviloutta them 'cause He was mad.
  • 00:17:53.385 --> 00:17:54.386
  • outta them 'cause He was mad.You're not reading
  • 00:17:54.386 --> 00:17:56.288
  • You're not readingthe whole story.
  • 00:17:56.288 --> 00:17:57.823
  • the whole story.The Bible said He sat
  • 00:17:57.823 --> 00:17:59.591
  • The Bible said He satin the corner.
  • 00:17:59.591 --> 00:18:01.660
  • in the corner.Read your Bible.
  • 00:18:01.660 --> 00:18:03.128
  • Read your Bible.And He made a whip.
  • 00:18:03.128 --> 00:18:03.762
  • And He made a whip.How long does it take
  • 00:18:03.762 --> 00:18:07.166
  • How long does it taketo make a whip?
  • 00:18:07.166 --> 00:18:08.867
  • to make a whip?He's braiding it.
  • 00:18:08.867 --> 00:18:09.701
  • He's braiding it.And He's saying well,
  • 00:18:09.701 --> 00:18:11.370
  • And He's saying well,I'm slow to anger.
  • 00:18:11.370 --> 00:18:12.671
  • I'm slow to anger.I'm giving you another service,
  • 00:18:12.671 --> 00:18:13.672
  • I'm giving you another service,and another chance,
  • 00:18:13.672 --> 00:18:14.706
  • and another chance,and another word,
  • 00:18:14.706 --> 00:18:16.108
  • and another word,and another -- and I know
  • 00:18:16.108 --> 00:18:17.176
  • and another -- and I knowyou got some problems.
  • 00:18:17.176 --> 00:18:18.310
  • you got some problems.And if you don't straighten up,
  • 00:18:18.310 --> 00:18:19.144
  • And if you don't straighten up,whom the Lord loveth,
  • 00:18:19.144 --> 00:18:20.279
  • whom the Lord loveth,He whippeth.
  • 00:18:20.279 --> 00:18:21.580
  • He whippeth.And I'm gonna whip you.
  • 00:18:21.580 --> 00:18:23.015
  • And I'm gonna whip you.But I'm slow to anger.
  • 00:18:23.015 --> 00:18:24.116
  • But I'm slow to anger.I been waiting a long time.
  • 00:18:24.116 --> 00:18:25.651
  • I been waiting a long time.I kept -- I let you come
  • 00:18:25.651 --> 00:18:26.485
  • I kept -- I let you comelast Sunday,
  • 00:18:26.485 --> 00:18:27.319
  • last Sunday,and the Sunday before.
  • 00:18:27.319 --> 00:18:28.620
  • and the Sunday before.And you still haven't forgiven,
  • 00:18:28.620 --> 00:18:29.555
  • And you still haven't forgiven,and you still got that
  • 00:18:29.555 --> 00:18:30.689
  • and you still got thatlittle secret thing going on.
  • 00:18:30.689 --> 00:18:32.391
  • little secret thing going on.So let me just --
  • 00:18:32.391 --> 00:18:33.525
  • So let me just --I'm slow to anger,
  • 00:18:33.525 --> 00:18:35.060
  • I'm slow to anger,but it's just about at the top.
  • 00:18:35.060 --> 00:18:36.261
  • but it's just about at the top.I'm gonna tie this off,
  • 00:18:36.261 --> 00:18:37.029
  • I'm gonna tie this off,and then I'm gonna go
  • 00:18:37.029 --> 00:18:38.096
  • and then I'm gonna goto whipping you if I can't
  • 00:18:38.096 --> 00:18:39.565
  • to whipping you if I can'tget you here any other way
  • 00:18:39.565 --> 00:18:40.866
  • get you here any other waywhere you need to be.
  • 00:18:40.866 --> 00:18:42.267
  • where you need to be.But I'm not gonna let you
  • 00:18:42.267 --> 00:18:44.436
  • But I'm not gonna let yougo to hell without you feeling
  • 00:18:44.436 --> 00:18:49.007
  • go to hell without you feelinga little sting on you.
  • 00:18:49.007 --> 00:18:50.042
  • a little sting on you.That's the God I serve.
  • 00:18:50.042 --> 00:18:51.076
  • That's the God I serve.He's happy.
  • 00:18:51.076 --> 00:18:52.844
  • He's happy.He's slow to anger.
  • 00:18:52.844 --> 00:18:53.812
  • He's slow to anger.Oh, please.
  • 00:18:53.812 --> 00:18:55.280
  • Oh, please.If He was mad at you,
  • 00:18:55.280 --> 00:18:56.148
  • If He was mad at you,you wouldn't catch
  • 00:18:56.148 --> 00:18:58.584
  • you wouldn't catchyour next breath.
  • 00:18:58.584 --> 00:18:59.751
  • your next breath.So since you got one,
  • 00:18:59.751 --> 00:19:01.286
  • So since you got one,praise Him 'cause He's
  • 00:19:01.286 --> 00:19:02.754
  • praise Him 'cause He'sa happy God.
  • 00:19:02.754 --> 00:19:04.122
  • a happy God.Let everything that hath
  • 00:19:04.122 --> 00:19:09.761
  • Let everything that hathbreath praise the Lord.
  • 00:19:09.761 --> 00:19:10.896
  • breath praise the Lord.I'm just convinced He's
  • 00:19:10.896 --> 00:19:12.030
  • I'm just convinced He'smad at me.
  • 00:19:12.030 --> 00:19:13.265
  • mad at me.If He were mad at you,
  • 00:19:13.265 --> 00:19:14.266
  • If He were mad at you,you would [gasp]
  • 00:19:14.266 --> 00:19:15.033
  • you would [gasp]right there where
  • 00:19:15.033 --> 00:19:20.005
  • right there whereyou're sitting.
  • 00:19:20.005 --> 00:19:20.839
  • you're sitting.I'd give you a discount
  • 00:19:20.839 --> 00:19:27.179
  • I'd give you a discounton a funeral, too.
  • 00:19:27.179 --> 00:19:28.280
  • on a funeral, too.You wanna know why I know
  • 00:19:28.280 --> 00:19:30.649
  • You wanna know why I knowJesus was happy all the time?
  • 00:19:30.649 --> 00:19:31.650
  • Jesus was happy all the time?He came to make friends
  • 00:19:31.650 --> 00:19:33.318
  • He came to make friendswith people.
  • 00:19:33.318 --> 00:19:33.785
  • with people.Isn't that something?
  • 00:19:33.785 --> 00:19:34.253
  • Isn't that something?Isn't that a different
  • 00:19:34.253 --> 00:19:35.187
  • Isn't that a differentkinda Jesus than some
  • 00:19:35.187 --> 00:19:38.690
  • kinda Jesus than someof us picture?
  • 00:19:38.690 --> 00:19:39.825
  • of us picture?Wherever Jesus was,
  • 00:19:39.825 --> 00:19:43.795
  • Wherever Jesus was,there was always food.
  • 00:19:43.795 --> 00:19:46.231
  • there was always food.Jesus loved Him some food.
  • 00:19:46.231 --> 00:19:47.799
  • Jesus loved Him some food.He fasted one time,
  • 00:19:47.799 --> 00:19:49.201
  • He fasted one time,and then every time else you
  • 00:19:49.201 --> 00:19:56.975
  • and then every time else yousee Him, food.
  • 00:19:56.975 --> 00:19:57.876
  • see Him, food.If you ever hear a Christian
  • 00:19:57.876 --> 00:20:00.112
  • If you ever hear a Christiancome up to you and say hey,
  • 00:20:00.112 --> 00:20:04.283
  • come up to you and say hey,brother, you wanna fellowship?
  • 00:20:04.283 --> 00:20:06.084
  • brother, you wanna fellowship?That's code for eat.
  • 00:20:06.084 --> 00:20:10.589
  • That's code for eat.That's code for food.
  • 00:20:10.589 --> 00:20:11.323
  • That's code for food.'Cause that's what
  • 00:20:11.323 --> 00:20:12.491
  • 'Cause that's whatwe like to do,
  • 00:20:12.491 --> 00:20:14.192
  • we like to do,and Jesus is our example.
  • 00:20:14.192 --> 00:20:15.227
  • and Jesus is our example.Fellowship.
  • 00:20:15.227 --> 00:20:19.331
  • Fellowship.Eat food together.
  • 00:20:19.331 --> 00:20:21.099
  • Eat food together.He fed 5.000.
  • 00:20:21.099 --> 00:20:24.136
  • He fed 5.000.Multiplied happy people.
  • 00:20:24.136 --> 00:20:25.437
  • Multiplied happy people.Peter had denied Christ
  • 00:20:25.437 --> 00:20:26.538
  • Peter had denied Christthree times and gone back
  • 00:20:26.538 --> 00:20:27.606
  • three times and gone backto fishing,
  • 00:20:27.606 --> 00:20:29.107
  • to fishing,and Jesus showed up
  • 00:20:29.107 --> 00:20:31.710
  • and Jesus showed upin His resurrected body.
  • 00:20:31.710 --> 00:20:33.111
  • in His resurrected body.And you know what He did?
  • 00:20:33.111 --> 00:20:34.112
  • And you know what He did?He cooked breakfast
  • 00:20:34.112 --> 00:20:35.414
  • He cooked breakfaston the beach.
  • 00:20:35.414 --> 00:20:37.716
  • on the beach.Cooked fish and bread,
  • 00:20:37.716 --> 00:20:39.084
  • Cooked fish and bread,the Bible said, and called
  • 00:20:39.084 --> 00:20:40.252
  • the Bible said, and calledfor Peter to jump outta
  • 00:20:40.252 --> 00:20:41.286
  • for Peter to jump outtathe boat and said, come on.
  • 00:20:41.286 --> 00:20:42.087
  • the boat and said, come on.I'm back.
  • 00:20:42.087 --> 00:20:45.457
  • I'm back.Let's eat.
  • 00:20:45.457 --> 00:20:46.858
  • Let's eat.He didn't say, you sorry thing.
  • 00:20:46.858 --> 00:20:48.126
  • He didn't say, you sorry thing.We're gonna talk about how
  • 00:20:48.126 --> 00:20:49.861
  • We're gonna talk about howyou cussed and denied me,
  • 00:20:49.861 --> 00:20:50.629
  • you cussed and denied me,didn't ya?
  • 00:20:50.629 --> 00:20:51.763
  • didn't ya?He said come on, come on.
  • 00:20:51.763 --> 00:20:53.332
  • He said come on, come on.Man, I came to make friends.
  • 00:20:53.332 --> 00:21:00.939
  • Man, I came to make friends.Let's eat.
  • 00:21:00.939 --> 00:21:02.474
  • Let's eat.The last thing Jesus did
  • 00:21:02.474 --> 00:21:03.575
  • The last thing Jesus didbefore He went to Heaven,
  • 00:21:03.575 --> 00:21:11.249
  • before He went to Heaven,it's called the Last Supper.
  • 00:21:11.249 --> 00:21:13.051
  • it's called the Last Supper.The Pharisees, religious people
  • 00:21:13.051 --> 00:21:14.820
  • The Pharisees, religious peopleeven got upset and said,
  • 00:21:14.820 --> 00:21:16.755
  • even got upset and said,we noticed that John's disciples
  • 00:21:16.755 --> 00:21:18.056
  • we noticed that John's disciplesfast often,
  • 00:21:18.056 --> 00:21:19.725
  • fast often,but your disciples
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  • but your disciplesdon't ever fast.
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  • don't ever fast.Why?
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  • Why?You know what Jesus said?
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  • You know what Jesus said?Jesus was so bad.
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  • Jesus was so bad.Watch.
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  • Watch.He said as long as I'm here,
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  • He said as long as I'm here,we're eating.
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  • we're eating.I like this food down here,
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  • I like this food down here,and as long as I'm here,
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  • and as long as I'm here,we're eating.
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  • we're eating.When I'm taken,
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  • When I'm taken,then shall they fast.
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  • then shall they fast.But by the way,
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  • But by the way,when you get to Heaven,
  • 00:21:42.714 --> 00:21:43.949
  • when you get to Heaven,the first thing you're gonna do
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  • the first thing you're gonna dois sit down at the marriage
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  • is sit down at the marriagesupper of the Lamb.
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  • supper of the Lamb.And we're gonna have a party,
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  • And we're gonna have a party,and we're gonna have fun,
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  • and we're gonna have fun,and we're gonna wipe
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  • and we're gonna wipethe tears away,
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  • the tears away,and you're gonna enter into
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  • and you're gonna enter intothe joy of the Lord.
  • 00:21:55.527 --> 00:21:57.262
  • the joy of the Lord.What a family reunion.
  • 00:21:57.262 --> 00:21:58.597
  • What a family reunion.What a happy time
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  • What a happy timewith a happy God.
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  • with a happy God.Woo!
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  • Woo!Why you screaming?
  • 00:22:02.934 --> 00:22:11.443
  • Why you screaming?I apologize for screaming.
  • 00:22:11.443 --> 00:22:12.878
  • I apologize for screaming.I'm saying to you today
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  • I'm saying to you todaythat we serve a happy God.
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  • that we serve a happy God.He came to make friends.
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  • He came to make friends.And isn't it amazing
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  • And isn't it amazingthat He said the way
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  • that He said the waythat I'm gonna make friends
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  • that I'm gonna make friendswith you is we're gonna
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  • with you is we're gonnahave communion.
  • 00:22:23.855 --> 00:22:26.892
  • have communion.We're gonna eat together.
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  • We're gonna eat together.This bread is my body.
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  • This bread is my body.This wine is my blood.
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  • This wine is my blood.As oft as you do this
  • 00:22:32.764 --> 00:22:34.232
  • As oft as you do thisin remembrance of me.
  • 00:22:34.232 --> 00:22:37.169
  • in remembrance of me.We come together at this table.
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  • We come together at this table.Isn't that powerful?
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  • Isn't that powerful?But I wanna be with you.
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  • But I wanna be with you.I don't call you my servant.
  • 00:22:41.973 --> 00:22:44.509
  • I don't call you my servant.I call you my friend.
  • 00:22:44.509 --> 00:22:46.711
  • I call you my friend.'Cause I'm a happy God,
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  • 'Cause I'm a happy God,and I want my people happy.
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  • and I want my people happy.We sorrow not as those who
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  • We sorrow not as those whohave no hope.
  • 00:22:54.052 --> 00:22:55.720
  • have no hope.Paul said we're sorrowful.
  • 00:22:55.720 --> 00:22:56.988
  • Paul said we're sorrowful.Yes, we go through the same
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  • Yes, we go through the samehell everybody else
  • 00:22:58.223 --> 00:22:59.257
  • hell everybody elsegoes through.
  • 00:22:59.257 --> 00:23:00.091
  • goes through.We're sorrowful.
  • 00:23:00.091 --> 00:23:01.259
  • We're sorrowful.Tragedies happen.
  • 00:23:01.259 --> 00:23:02.994
  • Tragedies happen.Terrible things happen.
  • 00:23:02.994 --> 00:23:04.863
  • Terrible things happen.Bad diagnoses happen.
  • 00:23:04.863 --> 00:23:06.531
  • Bad diagnoses happen.Family issues happen.
  • 00:23:06.531 --> 00:23:08.767
  • Family issues happen.But we are not to allow
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  • But we are not to allowour joy on the inside
  • 00:23:11.036 --> 00:23:12.304
  • our joy on the insideto be determined
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  • to be determinedby the happenings
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  • by the happeningson the outside.
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  • on the outside.'Cause you serve a happy God.
  • 00:23:17.742 --> 00:23:18.944
  • 'Cause you serve a happy God.And He says in the midst
  • 00:23:18.944 --> 00:23:21.012
  • And He says in the midstof it all, if you will receive
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  • of it all, if you will receivewhat I offer you,
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  • what I offer you,the Holy Spirit,
  • 00:23:25.083 --> 00:23:29.254
  • the Holy Spirit,He'll give you joy unspeakable.
  • 00:23:29.254 --> 00:23:30.021
  • He'll give you joy unspeakable.That means you can't
  • 00:23:30.021 --> 00:23:30.789
  • That means you can'tdescribe why,
  • 00:23:30.789 --> 00:23:31.823
  • describe why,but you're still happy
  • 00:23:31.823 --> 00:23:32.791
  • but you're still happyeven after all
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  • even after allyou've been through.
  • 00:23:36.428 --> 00:23:37.329
  • you've been through.We need to get back to what
  • 00:23:37.329 --> 00:23:39.498
  • We need to get back to whatreally makes us happy
  • 00:23:39.498 --> 00:23:41.233
  • really makes us happyis Jesus.
  • 00:23:41.233 --> 00:23:43.368
  • is Jesus.Only Jesus can satisfy
  • 00:23:43.368 --> 00:23:44.436
  • Only Jesus can satisfyyour soul.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • - Thank you for tuning in
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  • - Thank you for tuning into Kingdom Connection today.
  • 00:23:52.377 --> 00:23:54.112
  • to Kingdom Connection today.You know, in times of crisis,
  • 00:23:54.112 --> 00:23:55.280
  • You know, in times of crisis,we can either,
  • 00:23:55.280 --> 00:23:57.048
  • we can either,desire to return to normal,
  • 00:23:57.048 --> 00:23:58.517
  • desire to return to normal,or turn to Jesus.
  • 00:23:58.517 --> 00:23:59.985
  • or turn to Jesus.And I think this COVID-19
  • 00:23:59.985 --> 00:24:02.287
  • And I think this COVID-19pandemic is a wake-up call
  • 00:24:02.287 --> 00:24:04.389
  • pandemic is a wake-up callfor us to return to Jesus.
  • 00:24:04.389 --> 00:24:06.625
  • for us to return to Jesus.Romans 10:9 says that
  • 00:24:06.625 --> 00:24:08.226
  • Romans 10:9 says thatif you confess with your mouth
  • 00:24:08.226 --> 00:24:09.494
  • if you confess with your mouththe Lord Jesus,
  • 00:24:09.494 --> 00:24:10.829
  • the Lord Jesus,and believe in your heart
  • 00:24:10.829 --> 00:24:12.063
  • and believe in your heartthat God has raised Him
  • 00:24:12.063 --> 00:24:13.131
  • that God has raised Himfrom the dead,
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  • from the dead,you will be saved.
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  • you will be saved.So I want you to do that;
  • 00:24:16.701 --> 00:24:18.303
  • So I want you to do that;pray this prayer, right there,
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  • pray this prayer, right there,say, “Lord Jesus” --
  • 00:24:19.371 --> 00:24:20.839
  • say, “Lord Jesus” --Say those words:
  • 00:24:20.839 --> 00:24:22.140
  • Say those words:“I believe in You.
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  • “I believe in You.I believe You died.
  • 00:24:23.542 --> 00:24:24.242
  • I believe You died.I believe You
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  • I believe Yourose again, for me.
  • 00:24:26.311 --> 00:24:29.514
  • rose again, for me.For my sins to be washed away,
  • 00:24:29.514 --> 00:24:30.649
  • For my sins to be washed away,and for me to have
  • 00:24:30.649 --> 00:24:32.684
  • and for me to havea brand-new beginning.
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  • a brand-new beginning.I receive You
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  • I receive Youas my savior today, Jesus;
  • 00:24:38.590 --> 00:24:42.260
  • as my savior today, Jesus;You are my Lord, Amen.
  • 00:24:42.260 --> 00:24:43.395
  • You are my Lord, Amen.In our closing moments,
  • 00:24:43.395 --> 00:24:44.529
  • In our closing moments,I wanna share with you
  • 00:24:44.529 --> 00:24:45.997
  • I wanna share with youa brand-new initiative
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  • a brand-new initiativewe're embarking on.
  • 00:24:47.365 --> 00:24:49.634
  • we're embarking on.I am so excited to be
  • 00:24:49.634 --> 00:24:52.003
  • I am so excited to bepartnering with YEL;
  • 00:24:52.003 --> 00:24:54.205
  • partnering with YEL;a foundation that runs
  • 00:24:54.205 --> 00:24:56.107
  • a foundation that runsa warm home
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  • a warm homefor Holocaust Survivors.
  • 00:24:58.043 --> 00:24:59.477
  • for Holocaust Survivors.This is an effort backed
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  • This is an effort backedby the prime minister of Israel
  • 00:25:01.746 --> 00:25:04.349
  • by the prime minister of Israeland delivers much-needed food
  • 00:25:04.349 --> 00:25:06.651
  • and delivers much-needed foodto sheltered Holocaust Survivors
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  • to sheltered Holocaust Survivorsall around the nation of Israel.
  • 00:25:08.820 --> 00:25:09.754
  • all around the nation of Israel.So, I don't need to tell you
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  • So, I don't need to tell youthis that the Prime Minister
  • 00:25:11.856 --> 00:25:13.258
  • this that the Prime Ministerand his wife have heard
  • 00:25:13.258 --> 00:25:14.559
  • and his wife have heardwhat we're doing
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  • what we're doingon this project,
  • 00:25:15.894 --> 00:25:17.862
  • on this project,and even have sent
  • 00:25:17.862 --> 00:25:19.230
  • and even have sentspecial messages to us
  • 00:25:19.230 --> 00:25:20.899
  • special messages to usto let us know that
  • 00:25:20.899 --> 00:25:22.534
  • to let us know thatthis is their very heart
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  • this is their very heartto see these Holocaust Survivors
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  • to see these Holocaust Survivorswellfed and taken care of.
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  • wellfed and taken care of.This is a vital part of
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  • This is a vital part offulfilling Biblical prophecy,
  • 00:25:31.943 --> 00:25:33.645
  • fulfilling Biblical prophecy,and you and I can be a part.
  • 00:25:33.645 --> 00:25:34.846
  • and you and I can be a part.Help us today.
  • 00:25:34.846 --> 00:25:36.081
  • Help us today.We're doing something
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  • We're doing somethingsignificant for this project,
  • 00:25:38.116 --> 00:25:39.884
  • significant for this project,and sowing a lot of seed
  • 00:25:39.884 --> 00:25:41.786
  • and sowing a lot of seedin the time of our own needs
  • 00:25:41.786 --> 00:25:42.654
  • in the time of our own needsas a ministry,
  • 00:25:42.654 --> 00:25:44.589
  • as a ministry,because we believe that what
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  • because we believe that whatwe make happen for others,
  • 00:25:46.157 --> 00:25:48.126
  • we make happen for others,God makes happen for our home,
  • 00:25:48.126 --> 00:25:49.794
  • God makes happen for our home,and our life, and our ministry.
  • 00:25:49.794 --> 00:25:50.428
  • and our life, and our ministry.Thank you for
  • 00:25:50.428 --> 00:25:51.496
  • - ANNOUNCER: In 1942, the Nazis
  • 00:25:53.965 --> 00:25:56.234
  • murdered 6 million Jews.
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  • Today, the last remaining
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  • individuals who, somehow,
  • 00:25:58.970 --> 00:26:00.238
  • survived the trauma
  • 00:26:00.238 --> 00:26:01.940
  • and the horror of the Holocaust,
  • 00:26:01.940 --> 00:26:03.241
  • need your support.
  • 00:26:03.241 --> 00:26:04.009
  • With the outbreak
  • 00:26:04.009 --> 00:26:05.710
  • of the COVID-19 pandemic,
  • 00:26:05.710 --> 00:26:06.511
  • these remarkable,
  • 00:26:06.511 --> 00:26:08.013
  • elderly Jewish people
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  • are once again at extreme risk.
  • 00:26:10.181 --> 00:26:11.516
  • That's why we've decided
  • 00:26:11.516 --> 00:26:12.851
  • to partner with YEL;
  • 00:26:12.851 --> 00:26:14.252
  • an organization backed by
  • 00:26:14.252 --> 00:26:15.420
  • Israeli Prime Minister,
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  • Benjamin Netanyahu,
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  • and President Rivlin,
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  • in association with
  • 00:26:19.290 --> 00:26:20.959
  • the Israeli Defense Forces.
  • 00:26:20.959 --> 00:26:21.926
  • YEL hopes to relieve
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  • two types of suffering
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  • among these elderly survivors;
  • 00:26:24.696 --> 00:26:26.831
  • hunger and loneliness,
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  • by the living meals
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  • and non-perishable food
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  • to their doors,
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  • as well as providing
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  • desperately-needed community.
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  • When you give back to help
  • 00:26:34.372 --> 00:26:35.473
  • these precious people,
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  • we wanna say, “Thank you”.
  • 00:26:36.975 --> 00:26:38.276
  • With your generous gift
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  • of $1.000 or more this month,
  • 00:26:40.478 --> 00:26:42.380
  • we will plant a Tree of Victory
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  • in Israel in your honor,
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  • as well as,
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  • inscribe your name
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  • on the Comfort My People
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  • Wall of Recognition in Israel.
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  • For your gift of $150 or more,
  • 00:26:51.756 --> 00:26:52.457
  • we will send you
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  • Jentezen Franklin's book,
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  • "Fear Fighters”,
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  • with accompanying teaching CD
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  • series, plus, his newest book,
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  • “Acres of Diamonds".
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  • With your gift of $30
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  • or more this month,
  • 00:27:02.867 --> 00:27:03.601
  • we will send you
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  • Jentezen Franklin's teaching,
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  • "Finding Your Way in the Storm",
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  • plus, the “Spiritual Nurturing”
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  • devotional.
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  • God Smiles as we offer comfort
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  • to God's people, and, together,
  • 00:27:13.845 --> 00:27:14.813
  • we have been called
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  • for such a time as this.
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  • Call now to give your best gift
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  • or visit us online.
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  • ♪ ♪
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