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The Man Who Meant Well

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December 23, 2020
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin brings practical meaning to spiritual truths found in God’s Word.

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  • - We all have our favorites
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  • - We all have our favoritesin the Bible, but for me Simon
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  • in the Bible, but for me SimonPeter would be my favorite,
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  • Peter would be my favorite,and I love the fact that he
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  • and I love the fact that hewas a man who was not perfect,
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  • was a man who was not perfect,but he always meant to do right.
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  • but he always meant to do right.I'm preaching today on
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  • I'm preaching today on"The Man Who Meant Well."
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  • "The Man Who Meant Well."I didn't say he always did well,
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  • I didn't say he always did well,but he meant well.
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  • but he meant well.He testifies to the fact
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  • He testifies to the factthat mistakes don't have
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  • that mistakes don't haveto be fatal, that Peter
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  • to be fatal, that Peteris someone who is always
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  • is someone who is alwaysfailing forward,
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  • failing forward,that when he failed,
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  • that when he failed,he didn't let his mistakes
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  • he didn't let his mistakespush him further away
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  • push him further awayfrom God, but he was forever
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  • from God, but he was foreverfalling and failing forward.
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  • falling and failing forward.Anytime the devil tells you
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  • Anytime the devil tells youyou're a nobody from nowhere
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  • you're a nobody from nowhereheaded to no place,
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  • headed to no place,I want to remind you of the man
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  • I want to remind you of the manwho meant well.
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  • who meant well.There's something about
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  • There's something aboutSimon Peter that he always
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  • Simon Peter that he alwayshad a comeback spirit.
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  • had a comeback spirit.After Jesus was crucified
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  • After Jesus was crucifiedand he knew he had failed
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  • and he knew he had failedand done all of these things,
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  • and done all of these things,that he lost all hope of God
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  • that he lost all hope of Godever using him in ministry,
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  • ever using him in ministry,and he went back
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  • and he went backto his fishing business,
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  • to his fishing business,and he went out on a fishing
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  • and he went out on a fishingboat and he was fishing,
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  • boat and he was fishing,and while he was fishing,
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  • and while he was fishing,the Bible said he saw
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  • the Bible said he sawthe silhouette of a tall,
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  • the silhouette of a tall,lean Galilean, and even though
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  • lean Galilean, and even thoughit was a long ways off,
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  • it was a long ways off,he knew that man.
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  • he knew that man.He had lived with that man
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  • He had lived with that manfor three and a half years
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  • for three and a half yearsand followed Him,
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  • and followed Him,and when he saw that silhouette,
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  • and when he saw that silhouette,he instantly, with all of his
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  • he instantly, with all of hisflaws and failures,
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  • flaws and failures,threw his coat off and dove into
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  • threw his coat off and dove intothe water and swam over 100
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  • the water and swam over 100yards to get to Jesus
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  • yards to get to Jesusbecause he was always trying
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  • because he was always tryingto get to Him, get near Him,
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  • to get to Him, get near Him,get close to Him.
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  • get close to Him.He went back to his cussing
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  • He went back to his cussinghabits, his denying habits,
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  • habits, his denying habits,his forsaking habits.
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  • his forsaking habits.He might as well go back
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  • He might as well go backto his old job.
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  • to his old job.He had fished and caught
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  • He had fished and caughtnothing, but when he saw Jesus,
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  • nothing, but when he saw Jesus,there was something
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  • there was somethingin him that "I love Him,
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  • in him that "I love Him,I still love Him, I love Him,"
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  • I still love Him, I love Him,"and he couldn't hold himself
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  • and he couldn't hold himselfback and dove into the water
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  • back and dove into the watertrying to get to Jesus.
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  • trying to get to Jesus.On another occasion,
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  • On another occasion,he plunged into not only
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  • he plunged into not onlythe water, but when all
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  • the water, but when allthe other disciples sat
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  • the other disciples saton the boat in the storm,
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  • on the boat in the storm,there was something in Simon
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  • there was something in SimonPeter, his impulse, when Jesus
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  • Peter, his impulse, when Jesuswas around, is "I've got to get
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  • was around, is "I've got to getnear Him, I've got to get
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  • near Him, I've got to getto Him," and when everybody
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  • to Him," and when everybodyelse was content to sit
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  • else was content to siton the boat, it was Simon Peter
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  • on the boat, it was Simon Peterwho said, "He's out there,
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  • who said, "He's out there,and even if I have to walk
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  • and even if I have to walkand try to do the supernatural,
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  • and try to do the supernatural,I've got to be near Him."
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  • I've got to be near Him."He was always trying
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  • He was always tryingto get near Jesus.
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  • to get near Jesus.It was his impulse.
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  • It was his impulse.And he walked on the water.
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  • And he walked on the water.And now he's looking
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  • And now he's lookingon the shore.
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  • on the shore.When he comes up out
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  • When he comes up outof that water, he's looking
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  • of that water, he's lookingin the face of Jesus,
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  • in the face of Jesus,the one who had been crucified
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  • the one who had been crucifiedand laid in a tomb and rose
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  • and laid in a tomb and rosefrom the dead, and Jesus
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  • from the dead, and Jesuswas cooking him a meal
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  • was cooking him a mealof restoration, of fish,
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  • of restoration, of fish,the Bible said, and bread.
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  • the Bible said, and bread.And it's Jesus and he's looking
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  • And it's Jesus and he's lookingin that face and he's got such
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  • in that face and he's got suchguilt and he's got
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  • guilt and he's gotsuch condemnation,
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  • such condemnation,the one that he denied,
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  • the one that he denied,Jesus said to him one question
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  • Jesus said to him one questionand one question only,
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  • and one question only,"Do you still love me?"
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  • "Do you still love me?"He did not say,
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  • He did not say,"Why did you run?"
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  • "Why did you run?"He did not say,
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  • He did not say,"Why did you cuss?"
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  • "Why did you cuss?"He did not say, "Why did you
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  • He did not say, "Why did youdeny me when I needed you
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  • deny me when I needed youthe most?"
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  • the most?"He did not say, "Why did you
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  • He did not say, "Why did younot love me like you promised
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  • not love me like you promisedyou would do?"
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  • you would do?"Three times He asked one
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  • Three times He asked onequestion, "All I care about
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  • question, "All I care aboutis do you still love me?
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  • is do you still love me?I'm not holding
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  • I'm not holdingwhat you did wrong.
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  • what you did wrong.All I care about, is there
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  • All I care about, is therestill an impulse in you
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  • still an impulse in youto want to be with me?
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  • to want to be with me?You lied, you denied."
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  • You lied, you denied."But Jesus didn't ask him about
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  • But Jesus didn't ask him aboutany of that.
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  • any of that.He never brought up his past.
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  • He never brought up his past.Jesus said, "All I want to know
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  • Jesus said, "All I want to knowis do you still love me?"
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  • is do you still love me?"And I don't know how many times
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  • And I don't know how many timesyou've run, and I don't know
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  • you've run, and I don't knowhow many times you've failed,
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  • how many times you've failed,but through it all,
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  • but through it all,Jesus has a question for you
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  • Jesus has a question for youwho are listening to me
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  • who are listening to mein this room and by television
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  • in this room and by televisionand at our campuses.
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  • and at our campuses.I don't care what you've done,
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  • I don't care what you've done,He is not asking about
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  • He is not asking aboutwhat you have done.
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  • what you have done.He's asking one question,
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  • He's asking one question,"Do you still love me?"
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  • "Do you still love me?"Because if you still love me,
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  • Because if you still love me,He's not here to condemn you.
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  • He's not here to condemn you.Peter failed forward.
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  • Peter failed forward.It's better to fail with a high
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  • It's better to fail with a highaim than to succeed
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  • aim than to succeedwith a low aim.
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  • with a low aim.I really think Simon Peter
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  • I really think Simon Petermeant well.
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  • meant well.Even when he cut the man
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  • Even when he cut the manin the garden, he cut the guy's
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  • in the garden, he cut the guy'sear off, he meant well.
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  • ear off, he meant well.He was just trying
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  • He was just tryingto defend Jesus.
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  • to defend Jesus.His motive was good.
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  • His motive was good.Even when he cussed,
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  • Even when he cussed,he didn't mean to.
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  • he didn't mean to.He was warming his hand
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  • He was warming his handby the fire.
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  • by the fire.What was he doing there?
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  • What was he doing there?All the rest of them had fled.
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  • All the rest of them had fled.He came back to get near Jesus.
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  • He came back to get near Jesus.He knew Jesus was in Caiaphas'
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  • He knew Jesus was in Caiaphas'house and he was endangering
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  • house and he was endangeringhimself to be there.
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  • himself to be there.He knew it.
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  • He knew it.And somebody recognized him,
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  • And somebody recognized him,and the old guy came back in,
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  • and the old guy came back in,and he started cussing and said
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  • and he started cussing and saidsome words, but he meant well.
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  • some words, but he meant well.I guess what I'm trying to tell
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  • I guess what I'm trying to tellyou is God can tell
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  • you is God can tellthe difference between somebody
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  • the difference between somebodywho's sinned and messed up,
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  • who's sinned and messed up,but if your heart
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  • but if your heartstill loves Him.
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  • still loves Him.I'm not glorifying sin,
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  • I'm not glorifying sin,but I'm telling you that when
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  • but I'm telling you that whenthe devil whispers to you,
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  • the devil whispers to you,"You're not worthy,"
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  • "You're not worthy,"you know what I say?
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  • you know what I say?"Who is?"
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  • "Who is?"When the devil says,
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  • When the devil says,"You don't measure up,"
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  • "You don't measure up,"I say, "Who does?"
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  • I say, "Who does?"But I tell you one thing,
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  • But I tell you one thing,I love Jesus, and if I fail,
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  • I love Jesus, and if I fail,I'm going to get up
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  • I'm going to get upand fail forward.
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  • and fail forward.Even in your failure,
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  • Even in your failure,you meant well.
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  • you meant well.You might have got caught up
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  • You might have got caught upin a -- somebody's going
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  • in a -- somebody's goingto say, "He's loose on sin.
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  • to say, "He's loose on sin.This is greasy grace preaching."
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  • This is greasy grace preaching."No, it's not.
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  • No, it's not.It's Bible preaching.
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  • It's Bible preaching.And even in his weak moment
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  • And even in his weak momentof temptation, the devil said,
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  • of temptation, the devil said,"You're finished
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  • "You're finishedbecause you've failed."
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  • because you've failed."But he was a man who meant well.
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  • But he was a man who meant well.Now, let me contrast him
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  • Now, let me contrast himwith Judas.
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  • with Judas.Judas is the opposite.
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  • Judas is the opposite.They both failed.
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  • They both failed.They both wept.
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  • They both wept.Peter wept and he was restored,
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  • Peter wept and he was restored,but Judas wept
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  • but Judas weptand was never restored.
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  • and was never restored.Why?
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  • Why?The intentions, the sincerity
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  • The intentions, the sinceritywas different.
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  • was different.One truly wept out
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  • One truly wept outof repentance and brokenness
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  • of repentance and brokennessover what he had done.
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  • over what he had done.The other wept not
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  • The other wept notfor the same motive,
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  • for the same motive,not for the same reason.
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  • not for the same reason.Judas wept because he was mad
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  • Judas wept because he was madat himself.
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  • at himself.Judas wept because
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  • Judas wept becausehe was mad at God.
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  • he was mad at God.Judas wept because he was mad
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  • Judas wept because he was madof how things turned out,
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  • of how things turned out,that they didn't go the way
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  • that they didn't go the wayhe thought it would go.
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  • he thought it would go.Judas planned his sin.
  • 00:07:52.741 --> 00:07:53.942
  • Judas planned his sin.He calculated.
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  • He calculated.He plotted it.
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  • He plotted it.He, day after day
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  • He, day after dayafter day, premediated.
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  • after day, premediated.He sat around and he wept,
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  • He sat around and he wept,but he wept
  • 00:08:05.720 --> 00:08:09.291
  • but he weptbecause he got caught.
  • 00:08:09.291 --> 00:08:10.659
  • because he got caught.He got paid to do what he
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  • He got paid to do what hewas doing.
  • 00:08:11.526 --> 00:08:13.061
  • was doing.He negotiated a deal
  • 00:08:13.061 --> 00:08:15.730
  • He negotiated a dealfor his sin.
  • 00:08:15.730 --> 00:08:17.899
  • for his sin.Peter wept because he really
  • 00:08:17.899 --> 00:08:19.467
  • Peter wept because he reallydidn't plan to do it.
  • 00:08:19.467 --> 00:08:22.103
  • didn't plan to do it.Each time he messed up.
  • 00:08:22.103 --> 00:08:23.972
  • Each time he messed up.He got angry and did something
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  • He got angry and did somethinghe shouldn't have.
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  • he shouldn't have.Somebody said something to him
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  • Somebody said something to himand he cussed them out,
  • 00:08:27.742 --> 00:08:28.643
  • and he cussed them out,but he didn't mean --
  • 00:08:28.643 --> 00:08:30.211
  • but he didn't mean --he didn't sit around planning,
  • 00:08:30.211 --> 00:08:31.479
  • he didn't sit around planning,saying, "When I see that person,
  • 00:08:31.479 --> 00:08:32.347
  • saying, "When I see that person,I'm going to cuss them out
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  • I'm going to cuss them outand I'm going to cut that one."
  • 00:08:36.284 --> 00:08:38.620
  • and I'm going to cut that one."Do you see the difference?
  • 00:08:38.620 --> 00:08:40.689
  • Do you see the difference?Do you see that one had
  • 00:08:40.689 --> 00:08:44.159
  • Do you see that one hada different spirit?
  • 00:08:44.159 --> 00:08:45.560
  • a different spirit?The Bible said, and this
  • 00:08:45.560 --> 00:08:46.761
  • The Bible said, and thisis the most touching part
  • 00:08:46.761 --> 00:08:49.831
  • is the most touching partof this text to me,
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  • of this text to me,that while Peter was warming
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  • that while Peter was warminghis hands by the fire,
  • 00:08:55.070 --> 00:08:56.338
  • his hands by the fire,they brought Jesus across
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  • they brought Jesus acrossthe courtyard in chains after He
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  • the courtyard in chains after Hehad been beaten and scourged
  • 00:08:59.708 --> 00:09:04.312
  • had been beaten and scourgedand he was bleeding and wounded,
  • 00:09:04.312 --> 00:09:06.414
  • and he was bleeding and wounded,no doubt the crown of thorns
  • 00:09:06.414 --> 00:09:09.150
  • no doubt the crown of thornsalready shoved on His head,
  • 00:09:09.150 --> 00:09:10.518
  • already shoved on His head,and your Bible said,
  • 00:09:10.518 --> 00:09:12.420
  • and your Bible said,"Without a word being spoken,"
  • 00:09:12.420 --> 00:09:15.890
  • "Without a word being spoken,"and when Jesus looked
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  • and when Jesus lookedat him across the courtyard,
  • 00:09:23.765 --> 00:09:26.267
  • at him across the courtyard,Peter, who denied and cussed
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  • Peter, who denied and cussedand all the things,
  • 00:09:29.304 --> 00:09:30.305
  • and all the things,he caught His eye.
  • 00:09:30.305 --> 00:09:33.208
  • he caught His eye.He caught the eyes of Jesus,
  • 00:09:33.208 --> 00:09:35.377
  • He caught the eyes of Jesus,and the eyes of Jesus connected
  • 00:09:35.377 --> 00:09:38.046
  • and the eyes of Jesus connectedwith Simon Peter.
  • 00:09:38.046 --> 00:09:40.181
  • with Simon Peter.Their eyes, apparently
  • 00:09:40.181 --> 00:09:42.183
  • Their eyes, apparentlyhe was close enough to make eye
  • 00:09:42.183 --> 00:09:44.753
  • he was close enough to make eyecontact, and the Bible
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  • contact, and the Biblesaid when he saw the eyes
  • 00:09:47.122 --> 00:09:49.591
  • said when he saw the eyesof Jesus, without a word being
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  • of Jesus, without a word beingspoken, that Peter turned
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  • spoken, that Peter turnedand went off and wept bitterly,
  • 00:09:58.033 --> 00:09:59.668
  • and went off and wept bitterly,because there's a difference
  • 00:09:59.668 --> 00:10:01.903
  • because there's a differencebetween being overtaken
  • 00:10:01.903 --> 00:10:03.738
  • between being overtakenin a fall and overtaken
  • 00:10:03.738 --> 00:10:07.409
  • in a fall and overtakenin a sin.
  • 00:10:07.409 --> 00:10:09.277
  • in a sin.When you're overtaken in a sin,
  • 00:10:09.277 --> 00:10:10.979
  • When you're overtaken in a sin,it's part of your walk.
  • 00:10:10.979 --> 00:10:12.714
  • it's part of your walk.It's part of who you are.
  • 00:10:12.714 --> 00:10:13.948
  • It's part of who you are.You have not confessed it.
  • 00:10:13.948 --> 00:10:16.184
  • You have not confessed it.You have not rejected it
  • 00:10:16.184 --> 00:10:17.485
  • You have not rejected itand turned away from it.
  • 00:10:17.485 --> 00:10:18.887
  • and turned away from it.It's part of who you are.
  • 00:10:18.887 --> 00:10:20.555
  • It's part of who you are.That's overtaken by a sin.
  • 00:10:20.555 --> 00:10:22.290
  • That's overtaken by a sin.But when you fall, the Bible
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  • But when you fall, the Biblesaid, "A righteous man,
  • 00:10:23.992 --> 00:10:25.560
  • said, "A righteous man,if he loves Jesus, a righteous
  • 00:10:25.560 --> 00:10:28.063
  • if he loves Jesus, a righteousman falls seven times a day
  • 00:10:28.063 --> 00:10:29.764
  • man falls seven times a daybut rises again,"
  • 00:10:29.764 --> 00:10:31.966
  • but rises again,"and if I fall, I fall forward.
  • 00:10:31.966 --> 00:10:33.501
  • and if I fall, I fall forward.I fall toward Him.
  • 00:10:33.501 --> 00:10:34.703
  • I fall toward Him.There's something in me
  • 00:10:34.703 --> 00:10:36.137
  • There's something in methat I need Jesus.
  • 00:10:36.137 --> 00:10:40.108
  • that I need Jesus.I want to get back to Him quick.
  • 00:10:40.108 --> 00:10:41.009
  • I want to get back to Him quick.And that's how you know
  • 00:10:41.009 --> 00:10:43.044
  • And that's how you knowif you're saved or not.
  • 00:10:43.044 --> 00:10:44.379
  • if you're saved or not.I've used this illustration
  • 00:10:44.379 --> 00:10:45.714
  • I've used this illustrationmany times through the years,
  • 00:10:45.714 --> 00:10:48.216
  • many times through the years,but I can take a pig --
  • 00:10:48.216 --> 00:10:49.384
  • but I can take a pig --a real pig, and I can put
  • 00:10:49.384 --> 00:10:50.685
  • a real pig, and I can puta bowtie on him or I can put
  • 00:10:50.685 --> 00:10:52.053
  • a bowtie on him or I can puta choir robe on him,
  • 00:10:52.053 --> 00:10:52.987
  • a choir robe on him,I can put him up here
  • 00:10:52.987 --> 00:10:54.756
  • I can put him up hereand put him on a table
  • 00:10:54.756 --> 00:10:55.890
  • and put him on a tableand let him stand up here
  • 00:10:55.890 --> 00:10:57.592
  • and let him stand up hereand preach beside me,
  • 00:10:57.592 --> 00:10:58.693
  • and preach beside me,and as soon as the service
  • 00:10:58.693 --> 00:11:01.396
  • and as soon as the serviceis over, bowtie, choir robe
  • 00:11:01.396 --> 00:11:02.864
  • is over, bowtie, choir robeand everything, as soon as he
  • 00:11:02.864 --> 00:11:03.798
  • and everything, as soon as hegoes outside,
  • 00:11:03.798 --> 00:11:04.933
  • goes outside,if there's a mud hole,
  • 00:11:04.933 --> 00:11:06.234
  • if there's a mud hole,because he has the nature
  • 00:11:06.234 --> 00:11:07.168
  • because he has the natureof a pig,
  • 00:11:07.168 --> 00:11:08.670
  • of a pig,he's going to forget all about
  • 00:11:08.670 --> 00:11:10.772
  • he's going to forget all abouthow holy he is and run straight
  • 00:11:10.772 --> 00:11:12.640
  • how holy he is and run straightfor that mud hole
  • 00:11:12.640 --> 00:11:13.908
  • for that mud holebecause something in his nature
  • 00:11:13.908 --> 00:11:14.876
  • because something in his natureloves it and he says,
  • 00:11:14.876 --> 00:11:15.910
  • loves it and he says,"I belong here.
  • 00:11:15.910 --> 00:11:17.078
  • "I belong here.I love this filth.
  • 00:11:17.078 --> 00:11:18.279
  • I love this filth.I love this slop.
  • 00:11:18.279 --> 00:11:19.447
  • I love this slop.I love this mud.
  • 00:11:19.447 --> 00:11:21.916
  • I love this mud.This is where I want to be."
  • 00:11:21.916 --> 00:11:24.152
  • This is where I want to be."Now, if a sheep falls in mud,
  • 00:11:24.152 --> 00:11:25.520
  • Now, if a sheep falls in mud,he may fall in it,
  • 00:11:25.520 --> 00:11:27.355
  • he may fall in it,but instantly he's getting up
  • 00:11:27.355 --> 00:11:28.456
  • but instantly he's getting upbecause it's not in the nature
  • 00:11:28.456 --> 00:11:30.024
  • because it's not in the natureof a sheep to enjoy filth,
  • 00:11:30.024 --> 00:11:30.859
  • of a sheep to enjoy filth,and he's saying,
  • 00:11:30.859 --> 00:11:31.793
  • and he's saying,"Get me out of here.
  • 00:11:31.793 --> 00:11:32.861
  • "Get me out of here.I don't like it."
  • 00:11:32.861 --> 00:11:33.895
  • I don't like it."And the way you know if you're
  • 00:11:33.895 --> 00:11:36.331
  • And the way you know if you'rea sheep or a hog, come on,
  • 00:11:36.331 --> 00:11:37.265
  • a sheep or a hog, come on,the way you know if you're
  • 00:11:37.265 --> 00:11:38.399
  • the way you know if you'rea child of God,
  • 00:11:38.399 --> 00:11:39.734
  • a child of God,a sheep or a goat,
  • 00:11:39.734 --> 00:11:40.869
  • a sheep or a goat,is what kind of nature
  • 00:11:40.869 --> 00:11:42.403
  • is what kind of naturedo you have, not that you
  • 00:11:42.403 --> 00:11:46.875
  • do you have, not that youdon't fall, but when you fall,
  • 00:11:46.875 --> 00:11:48.777
  • don't fall, but when you fall,is there something in you
  • 00:11:48.777 --> 00:11:49.978
  • is there something in youthat says, "Oh, Jesus,
  • 00:11:49.978 --> 00:11:51.079
  • that says, "Oh, Jesus,I'm so sorry.
  • 00:11:51.079 --> 00:11:52.213
  • I'm so sorry.Wash me, cleanse me.
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  • Wash me, cleanse me.Get it off of me, and God,
  • 00:11:53.948 --> 00:11:55.583
  • Get it off of me, and God,by your grace, I'll never go
  • 00:11:55.583 --> 00:11:57.352
  • by your grace, I'll never goback to it again."
  • 00:11:57.352 --> 00:11:58.787
  • back to it again."That's how you -- anybody know
  • 00:11:58.787 --> 00:12:01.723
  • That's how you -- anybody knowyou've been saved by that?
  • 00:12:01.723 --> 00:12:02.757
  • you've been saved by that?Can you shout that there was
  • 00:12:02.757 --> 00:12:04.359
  • Can you shout that there wasa time when you wanted it,
  • 00:12:04.359 --> 00:12:06.327
  • a time when you wanted it,but you don't want it no more?
  • 00:12:06.327 --> 00:12:08.129
  • but you don't want it no more?A time when you had to have it,
  • 00:12:08.129 --> 00:12:08.997
  • A time when you had to have it,but you don't even want
  • 00:12:08.997 --> 00:12:10.799
  • but you don't even wantto be around it anymore?
  • 00:12:10.799 --> 00:12:19.574
  • to be around it anymore?That's the power of the cross.
  • 00:12:19.574 --> 00:12:20.675
  • That's the power of the cross.And I've come today to tell
  • 00:12:20.675 --> 00:12:22.443
  • And I've come today to tellsomebody Jesus is calling
  • 00:12:22.443 --> 00:12:25.947
  • somebody Jesus is callingyou by name.
  • 00:12:25.947 --> 00:12:32.086
  • you by name.He wants to meet you again.
  • 00:12:32.086 --> 00:12:35.990
  • He wants to meet you again."Do you love me?"
  • 00:12:35.990 --> 00:12:36.925
  • "Do you love me?"I love that.
  • 00:12:36.925 --> 00:12:37.725
  • I love that.Jesus didn't call him
  • 00:12:37.725 --> 00:12:38.526
  • Jesus didn't call himon the carpet.
  • 00:12:38.526 --> 00:12:40.628
  • on the carpet.Jesus didn't put him down.
  • 00:12:40.628 --> 00:12:42.497
  • Jesus didn't put him down.Jesus didn't rehearse,
  • 00:12:42.497 --> 00:12:43.198
  • Jesus didn't rehearse,"Well, let's talk
  • 00:12:43.198 --> 00:12:44.098
  • "Well, let's talkabout the lying.
  • 00:12:44.098 --> 00:12:45.233
  • about the lying.Let's talk about this,
  • 00:12:45.233 --> 00:12:48.136
  • Let's talk about this,let's talk about that.
  • 00:12:48.136 --> 00:12:50.238
  • let's talk about that.No, all I want to know is after
  • 00:12:50.238 --> 00:12:51.773
  • No, all I want to know is afterall the stumbling and all
  • 00:12:51.773 --> 00:12:52.974
  • all the stumbling and allthis foolishness and all
  • 00:12:52.974 --> 00:12:54.242
  • this foolishness and allthis cussing and all this
  • 00:12:54.242 --> 00:12:56.477
  • this cussing and all thiscutting and all this lying
  • 00:12:56.477 --> 00:12:59.047
  • cutting and all this lyingand all this temper tantrums,
  • 00:12:59.047 --> 00:13:03.251
  • and all this temper tantrums,do you still love me?"
  • 00:13:03.251 --> 00:13:07.322
  • do you still love me?"You see, Peter despised himself,
  • 00:13:07.322 --> 00:13:08.122
  • You see, Peter despised himself,and it's a dangerous
  • 00:13:08.122 --> 00:13:10.825
  • and it's a dangerousthing when you reach a low
  • 00:13:10.825 --> 00:13:11.960
  • thing when you reach a lowin the life you're living
  • 00:13:11.960 --> 00:13:12.694
  • in the life you're livingthat you begin
  • 00:13:12.694 --> 00:13:15.263
  • that you beginto despise yourself.
  • 00:13:15.263 --> 00:13:16.698
  • to despise yourself.It's dangerous.
  • 00:13:16.698 --> 00:13:18.233
  • It's dangerous.Mark Rutherford said in his
  • 00:13:18.233 --> 00:13:20.134
  • Mark Rutherford said in hisbook, "If I could write one
  • 00:13:20.134 --> 00:13:21.569
  • book, "If I could write onemore beatitude, it would be
  • 00:13:21.569 --> 00:13:23.538
  • more beatitude, it would beblessed are those who heal us
  • 00:13:23.538 --> 00:13:26.040
  • blessed are those who heal usfrom self-despising.
  • 00:13:26.040 --> 00:13:27.475
  • from self-despising.Of all the services that can
  • 00:13:27.475 --> 00:13:29.077
  • Of all the services that canbe done to man, I know of none
  • 00:13:29.077 --> 00:13:30.311
  • be done to man, I know of nonemore precious than
  • 00:13:30.311 --> 00:13:32.714
  • more precious thanto be healed of self-despising."
  • 00:13:32.714 --> 00:13:34.449
  • to be healed of self-despising."It was true of Simon Peter.
  • 00:13:34.449 --> 00:13:35.650
  • It was true of Simon Peter.He had wounded the one
  • 00:13:35.650 --> 00:13:37.118
  • He had wounded the onethat he loved the most and he
  • 00:13:37.118 --> 00:13:38.453
  • that he loved the most and hecouldn't forgive himself
  • 00:13:38.453 --> 00:13:39.320
  • couldn't forgive himselffor it.
  • 00:13:39.320 --> 00:13:40.288
  • for it.He couldn't get over it.
  • 00:13:40.288 --> 00:13:41.456
  • He couldn't get over it.He couldn't live with it.
  • 00:13:41.456 --> 00:13:42.624
  • He couldn't live with it.And when I think of people
  • 00:13:42.624 --> 00:13:44.259
  • And when I think of peoplewho are turning to drugs
  • 00:13:44.259 --> 00:13:45.560
  • who are turning to drugsand turning to alcohol
  • 00:13:45.560 --> 00:13:46.461
  • and turning to alcoholand prescriptions,
  • 00:13:46.461 --> 00:13:48.429
  • and prescriptions,they've failed.
  • 00:13:48.429 --> 00:13:49.864
  • they've failed.They're just messed up.
  • 00:13:49.864 --> 00:13:50.865
  • They're just messed up.The dad should have been
  • 00:13:50.865 --> 00:13:52.967
  • The dad should have beenthere, but he left the family.
  • 00:13:52.967 --> 00:13:54.302
  • there, but he left the family.He did something crazy.
  • 00:13:54.302 --> 00:13:56.137
  • He did something crazy.Or a child that hurt
  • 00:13:56.137 --> 00:13:58.106
  • Or a child that hurtthe parents, or whatever it is,
  • 00:13:58.106 --> 00:14:00.241
  • the parents, or whatever it is,and they begin to despise
  • 00:14:00.241 --> 00:14:02.076
  • and they begin to despisethemselves, and the enemy
  • 00:14:02.076 --> 00:14:03.978
  • themselves, and the enemywhispers, "Just take your life.
  • 00:14:03.978 --> 00:14:05.313
  • whispers, "Just take your life.You're good for nothing.
  • 00:14:05.313 --> 00:14:06.848
  • You're good for nothing.What a failure of a father.
  • 00:14:06.848 --> 00:14:08.616
  • What a failure of a father.What a failure of a mother.
  • 00:14:08.616 --> 00:14:10.318
  • What a failure of a mother.What a piece of trash you are."
  • 00:14:10.318 --> 00:14:11.119
  • What a piece of trash you are."And you begin
  • 00:14:11.119 --> 00:14:17.525
  • And you beginto despise yourself.
  • 00:14:17.525 --> 00:14:19.627
  • to despise yourself.It's one thing to heal a man
  • 00:14:19.627 --> 00:14:20.895
  • It's one thing to heal a manof despising others,
  • 00:14:20.895 --> 00:14:22.196
  • of despising others,but it's another thing to heal
  • 00:14:22.196 --> 00:14:23.331
  • but it's another thing to heala man or a woman
  • 00:14:23.331 --> 00:14:26.200
  • a man or a womanwho despises themselves.
  • 00:14:26.200 --> 00:14:27.135
  • who despises themselves.But here's the word of the Lord
  • 00:14:27.135 --> 00:14:29.337
  • But here's the word of the Lordto you: If it's not on God's
  • 00:14:29.337 --> 00:14:31.806
  • to you: If it's not on God'sbooks, it ought not
  • 00:14:31.806 --> 00:14:34.375
  • books, it ought notto be on your books.
  • 00:14:34.375 --> 00:14:36.511
  • to be on your books.Three times in this book,
  • 00:14:36.511 --> 00:14:38.713
  • Three times in this book,three times in this book He
  • 00:14:38.713 --> 00:14:41.849
  • three times in this book Hesaid, "Even I am He that
  • 00:14:41.849 --> 00:14:44.485
  • said, "Even I am He thatblots out your transgressions
  • 00:14:44.485 --> 00:14:46.854
  • blots out your transgressionsto remember them no more."
  • 00:14:46.854 --> 00:14:47.622
  • to remember them no more."It says those words
  • 00:14:47.622 --> 00:14:49.190
  • It says those wordsthree times, "I will remember
  • 00:14:49.190 --> 00:14:50.658
  • three times, "I will rememberyour sins no more.
  • 00:14:50.658 --> 00:14:52.860
  • your sins no more.I will remember your sins
  • 00:14:52.860 --> 00:14:53.962
  • I will remember your sinsno more.
  • 00:14:53.962 --> 00:14:56.431
  • no more.I will remember -- I do not
  • 00:14:56.431 --> 00:14:59.500
  • I will remember -- I do notremember your sins anymore."
  • 00:14:59.500 --> 00:15:01.703
  • remember your sins anymore."Stop despising yourself.
  • 00:15:01.703 --> 00:15:03.638
  • Stop despising yourself.I know if you could go back
  • 00:15:03.638 --> 00:15:05.406
  • I know if you could go backand take that moment back,
  • 00:15:05.406 --> 00:15:08.376
  • and take that moment back,but God saw your heart.
  • 00:15:08.376 --> 00:15:09.777
  • but God saw your heart.You know, you're the man
  • 00:15:09.777 --> 00:15:11.412
  • You know, you're the manor woman that meant well.
  • 00:15:11.412 --> 00:15:12.613
  • or woman that meant well.You shouldn't done it.
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  • You shouldn't done it.It was stupid.
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  • It was stupid.My God, what a dumb
  • 00:15:14.983 --> 00:15:18.920
  • My God, what a dumbdecision, but you meant well.
  • 00:15:18.920 --> 00:15:20.355
  • decision, but you meant well.Anybody thankful for grace?
  • 00:15:20.355 --> 00:15:21.689
  • Anybody thankful for grace?Does this sermon make any sense?
  • 00:15:21.689 --> 00:15:23.424
  • Does this sermon make any sense?Anybody thankful for grace
  • 00:15:23.424 --> 00:15:25.193
  • Anybody thankful for gracethat can see beyond
  • 00:15:25.193 --> 00:15:28.596
  • that can see beyonda dumb action?
  • 00:15:28.596 --> 00:15:32.300
  • a dumb action?Still love you.
  • 00:15:32.300 --> 00:15:34.168
  • Still love you.Still love you.
  • 00:15:34.168 --> 00:15:35.870
  • Still love you.The Lord told me to tell you --
  • 00:15:35.870 --> 00:15:36.771
  • The Lord told me to tell you --listen to me now.
  • 00:15:36.771 --> 00:15:38.740
  • listen to me now.I feel this big in my soul.
  • 00:15:38.740 --> 00:15:41.109
  • I feel this big in my soul.Somebody's listening to me
  • 00:15:41.109 --> 00:15:42.276
  • Somebody's listening to meand you need to hear this
  • 00:15:42.276 --> 00:15:44.212
  • and you need to hear thisbecause you've messed up
  • 00:15:44.212 --> 00:15:45.380
  • because you've messed upand you despise yourself
  • 00:15:45.380 --> 00:15:48.649
  • and you despise yourselffor what you've done,
  • 00:15:48.649 --> 00:15:49.550
  • for what you've done,but the Lord told me to tell
  • 00:15:49.550 --> 00:15:52.487
  • but the Lord told me to tellyou, you are not a Judas.
  • 00:15:52.487 --> 00:15:55.623
  • you, you are not a Judas.You are a Simon Peter.
  • 00:15:55.623 --> 00:15:59.494
  • You are a Simon Peter.What you did was not malicious.
  • 00:15:59.494 --> 00:16:00.862
  • What you did was not malicious.You didn't plan to fail.
  • 00:16:00.862 --> 00:16:02.030
  • You didn't plan to fail.You kind of got dragged
  • 00:16:02.030 --> 00:16:05.299
  • You kind of got draggedinto it by sin.
  • 00:16:05.299 --> 00:16:06.901
  • into it by sin.You've been sorry ever since.
  • 00:16:06.901 --> 00:16:08.903
  • You've been sorry ever since.Have you?
  • 00:16:08.903 --> 00:16:13.608
  • Have you?And I'm talking to you.
  • 00:16:13.608 --> 00:16:15.343
  • And I'm talking to you.Jesus didn't say to him,
  • 00:16:15.343 --> 00:16:18.146
  • Jesus didn't say to him,"Oh, well, I'm glad you love me.
  • 00:16:18.146 --> 00:16:18.846
  • "Oh, well, I'm glad you love me.You're not worthy
  • 00:16:18.846 --> 00:16:23.785
  • You're not worthyto touch my food."
  • 00:16:23.785 --> 00:16:24.752
  • to touch my food."But He put him back into
  • 00:16:24.752 --> 00:16:28.523
  • But He put him back intothe ministry after all that mess
  • 00:16:28.523 --> 00:16:30.425
  • the ministry after all that messand He said, "Feed my sheep.
  • 00:16:30.425 --> 00:16:31.893
  • and He said, "Feed my sheep.I give you back your ministry.
  • 00:16:31.893 --> 00:16:33.728
  • I give you back your ministry.I give you back your calling.
  • 00:16:33.728 --> 00:16:35.563
  • I give you back your calling.I give you back your dignity.
  • 00:16:35.563 --> 00:16:37.265
  • I give you back your dignity.I give you -- hold your head up
  • 00:16:37.265 --> 00:16:38.933
  • I give you -- hold your head uphigh because I'm going to use
  • 00:16:38.933 --> 00:16:40.468
  • high because I'm going to useyou mightily and it's always
  • 00:16:40.468 --> 00:16:41.736
  • you mightily and it's alwaysgoing to break you and humble
  • 00:16:41.736 --> 00:16:43.137
  • going to break you and humbleyou that you failed me
  • 00:16:43.137 --> 00:16:44.505
  • you that you failed mein the way that you failed me.
  • 00:16:44.505 --> 00:16:46.107
  • in the way that you failed me.You'll never forget the stare
  • 00:16:46.107 --> 00:16:47.742
  • You'll never forget the starewhen our eyes connected
  • 00:16:47.742 --> 00:16:48.709
  • when our eyes connectedand the blood was dripping
  • 00:16:48.709 --> 00:16:50.044
  • and the blood was drippingoff of my eyebrows
  • 00:16:50.044 --> 00:16:50.978
  • off of my eyebrowsfrom the crown of thorns.
  • 00:16:50.978 --> 00:16:52.346
  • from the crown of thorns.You'll never forget that.
  • 00:16:52.346 --> 00:16:53.347
  • You'll never forget that.And about time you want
  • 00:16:53.347 --> 00:16:56.317
  • And about time you wantto get proud, you'll remember
  • 00:16:56.317 --> 00:17:00.288
  • to get proud, you'll rememberwhere I brought you from."
  • 00:17:00.288 --> 00:17:01.789
  • where I brought you from."The apostle of weakness
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  • The apostle of weaknessand denial will become
  • 00:17:03.591 --> 00:17:05.693
  • and denial will becomethe apostle of boldness
  • 00:17:05.693 --> 00:17:10.431
  • the apostle of boldnessand faith.
  • 00:17:10.431 --> 00:17:12.867
  • and faith.And so in closing,
  • 00:17:12.867 --> 00:17:15.336
  • And so in closing,Peter wrote two books
  • 00:17:15.336 --> 00:17:18.372
  • Peter wrote two booksof the Bible.
  • 00:17:18.372 --> 00:17:19.607
  • of the Bible.He had more to say about
  • 00:17:19.607 --> 00:17:21.876
  • He had more to say abouthumility than any other
  • 00:17:21.876 --> 00:17:23.578
  • humility than any otherNew Testament writer.
  • 00:17:23.578 --> 00:17:24.812
  • New Testament writer.He gave us two of the most
  • 00:17:24.812 --> 00:17:26.814
  • He gave us two of the mostprofound scriptures on humility
  • 00:17:26.814 --> 00:17:27.615
  • profound scriptures on humilityin the Bible.
  • 00:17:27.615 --> 00:17:31.185
  • in the Bible.He said, "Humble yourself
  • 00:17:31.185 --> 00:17:34.455
  • He said, "Humble yourselfbefore the mighty hand of God,
  • 00:17:34.455 --> 00:17:37.892
  • before the mighty hand of God,and in due season,
  • 00:17:37.892 --> 00:17:41.229
  • and in due season,He will exalt you.
  • 00:17:41.229 --> 00:17:43.598
  • He will exalt you.He gives grace to the humble."
  • 00:17:43.598 --> 00:17:44.432
  • He gives grace to the humble."Listen to him.
  • 00:17:44.432 --> 00:17:46.701
  • Listen to him.He dipped his pen in the ink
  • 00:17:46.701 --> 00:17:48.569
  • He dipped his pen in the inkof his failure and he wrote
  • 00:17:48.569 --> 00:17:50.538
  • of his failure and he wrote"He gives grace to anyone
  • 00:17:50.538 --> 00:17:52.273
  • "He gives grace to anyonewho falls forward in humility,
  • 00:17:52.273 --> 00:17:54.542
  • who falls forward in humility,but He holds at arm's length,
  • 00:17:54.542 --> 00:17:59.180
  • but He holds at arm's length,He pushes away the proud."
  • 00:17:59.180 --> 00:18:00.348
  • He pushes away the proud."He wrote things that still
  • 00:18:00.348 --> 00:18:04.485
  • He wrote things that stillhelp us today.
  • 00:18:04.485 --> 00:18:05.887
  • help us today.There's no friend like that
  • 00:18:05.887 --> 00:18:09.524
  • There's no friend like thatlowly Jesus.
  • 00:18:09.524 --> 00:18:11.159
  • lowly Jesus.He's the man who meant well.
  • 00:18:11.159 --> 00:18:14.395
  • He's the man who meant well.Everybody say these words,
  • 00:18:14.395 --> 00:18:17.465
  • Everybody say these words,"I am not a Judas.
  • 00:18:17.465 --> 00:18:21.035
  • "I am not a Judas.I may have had thoughts,
  • 00:18:21.035 --> 00:18:23.337
  • I may have had thoughts,but not intentions.
  • 00:18:23.337 --> 00:18:24.505
  • but not intentions.I may have fallen
  • 00:18:24.505 --> 00:18:29.143
  • I may have fallenand struggled, but Jesus,
  • 00:18:29.143 --> 00:18:31.679
  • and struggled, but Jesus,I still love you."
  • 00:18:31.679 --> 00:18:32.580
  • I still love you."Lift your hands and worship
  • 00:18:32.580 --> 00:18:33.948
  • Lift your hands and worshipHim just a moment.
  • 00:18:33.948 --> 00:18:34.782
  • Him just a moment.Lift your hands and praise
  • 00:18:34.782 --> 00:18:38.152
  • Lift your hands and praiseHim just a moment.
  • 00:18:38.152 --> 00:18:39.954
  • Him just a moment.Lift your hands in honor to Him.
  • 00:18:39.954 --> 00:18:41.022
  • Lift your hands in honor to Him.Come on, open your mouth
  • 00:18:41.022 --> 00:18:42.557
  • Come on, open your mouthand thank Him for His amazing
  • 00:18:42.557 --> 00:18:44.392
  • and thank Him for His amazinggrace and mercy
  • 00:18:44.392 --> 00:18:45.459
  • grace and mercyand forgiveness.
  • 00:18:45.459 --> 00:18:48.596
  • and forgiveness.He sees beyond the bad.
  • 00:18:48.596 --> 00:18:50.164
  • He sees beyond the bad.He sees the heart.
  • 00:18:50.164 --> 00:18:52.700
  • He sees the heart.He sees the man or woman who
  • 00:18:52.700 --> 00:18:55.069
  • He sees the man or woman whomeant well, who didn't intend
  • 00:18:55.069 --> 00:18:56.504
  • meant well, who didn't intendto get trapped and messed-up,
  • 00:18:56.504 --> 00:18:57.438
  • to get trapped and messed-up,and He says,
  • 00:18:57.438 --> 00:18:59.173
  • and He says,"I am willing not only
  • 00:18:59.173 --> 00:19:01.275
  • "I am willing not onlyto restore you, but I'll use
  • 00:19:01.275 --> 00:19:03.878
  • to restore you, but I'll useyou again."
  • 00:19:03.878 --> 00:19:05.713
  • you again."Do you still love me,
  • 00:19:05.713 --> 00:19:06.847
  • Do you still love me,is the only issue,
  • 00:19:06.847 --> 00:19:09.450
  • is the only issue,not "Have you lost this
  • 00:19:09.450 --> 00:19:10.985
  • not "Have you lost thisor you lost that or you went out
  • 00:19:10.985 --> 00:19:11.852
  • or you lost that or you went outand did something,
  • 00:19:11.852 --> 00:19:12.787
  • and did something,you lost this,
  • 00:19:12.787 --> 00:19:14.789
  • you lost this,you lost that because of sin."
  • 00:19:14.789 --> 00:19:15.957
  • you lost that because of sin."The question is,
  • 00:19:15.957 --> 00:19:20.494
  • The question is,"Do you still love Him?"
  • 00:19:20.494 --> 00:19:21.862
  • "Do you still love Him?"Stand to your feet, please,
  • 00:19:21.862 --> 00:19:22.897
  • - ♪ On a hill far away ♪
  • 00:19:30.404 --> 00:19:37.245
  • ♪ Stood an old rugged cross ♪
  • 00:19:37.245 --> 00:19:44.018
  • ♪ The emblem of suffering ♪
  • 00:19:44.018 --> 00:19:49.056
  • ♪ And shame ♪
  • 00:19:49.056 --> 00:19:55.630
  • ♪ And I love that old cross ♪
  • 00:19:55.630 --> 00:20:00.101
  • ♪ Where the dearest ♪
  • 00:20:00.101 --> 00:20:05.673
  • ♪ And best for a world ♪
  • 00:20:05.673 --> 00:20:12.380
  • ♪ So I'll cherish ♪
  • 00:20:20.054 --> 00:20:30.498
  • ♪ The old rugged cross ♪
  • 00:20:30.498 --> 00:20:36.070
  • ♪ Till my trophies at last ♪
  • 00:20:36.070 --> 00:20:42.576
  • ♪ I lay down ♪
  • 00:20:42.576 --> 00:20:44.145
  • ♪ I will cling ♪
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  • I can't give up, let go,
  • 00:20:45.313 --> 00:20:46.614
  • turn back for nothing
  • 00:20:46.614 --> 00:20:49.583
  • this world has to offer.
  • 00:20:49.583 --> 00:20:51.519
  • ♪ That old rugged cross ♪
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  • Still the message.
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  • ♪ And exchange it someday ♪
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  • Hallelujah.
  • 00:21:17.978 --> 00:21:19.046
  • Hallelujah.Jesus is calling
  • 00:21:19.046 --> 00:21:25.486
  • Jesus is callingbacksliders home.
  • 00:21:25.486 --> 00:21:27.054
  • backsliders home.Jesus is calling people
  • 00:21:27.054 --> 00:21:30.124
  • Jesus is calling peoplewho've messed their life up,
  • 00:21:30.124 --> 00:21:32.960
  • who've messed their life up,you even despise yourself,
  • 00:21:32.960 --> 00:21:34.362
  • you even despise yourself,He's calling you home to His
  • 00:21:34.362 --> 00:21:37.798
  • He's calling you home to Hisloving arms.
  • 00:21:37.798 --> 00:21:39.066
  • loving arms.Families are going to be healed
  • 00:21:39.066 --> 00:21:41.335
  • Families are going to be healedthis morning.
  • 00:21:41.335 --> 00:21:42.703
  • this morning.Marriages are going to be healed
  • 00:21:42.703 --> 00:21:45.172
  • Marriages are going to be healedthis morning.
  • 00:21:45.172 --> 00:21:47.074
  • this morning.Lives are going to be restored.
  • 00:21:47.074 --> 00:21:48.376
  • Lives are going to be restored.Dreams are going to --
  • 00:21:48.376 --> 00:21:49.744
  • Dreams are going to --hope is going to come back
  • 00:21:49.744 --> 00:21:53.114
  • hope is going to come backand be sparked again by one act
  • 00:21:53.114 --> 00:21:54.181
  • and be sparked again by one actof obedience.
  • 00:21:54.181 --> 00:21:55.349
  • of obedience.The only issue,
  • 00:21:55.349 --> 00:21:56.851
  • The only issue,the only question Jesus has for
  • 00:21:56.851 --> 00:22:00.488
  • the only question Jesus has foryou is, "Do you still love me?"
  • 00:22:00.488 --> 00:22:01.589
  • you is, "Do you still love me?"Not, "Why did you do it?"
  • 00:22:01.589 --> 00:22:05.793
  • Not, "Why did you do it?""Do you still love me?"
  • 00:22:05.793 --> 00:22:06.594
  • "Do you still love me?"Every head bowed, every eye
  • 00:22:06.594 --> 00:22:07.661
  • Every head bowed, every eyeclosed, and I make
  • 00:22:07.661 --> 00:22:08.863
  • closed, and I makeno apologies for getting
  • 00:22:08.863 --> 00:22:10.297
  • no apologies for gettingemotional over a message
  • 00:22:10.297 --> 00:22:11.999
  • emotional over a messageabout the cross.
  • 00:22:11.999 --> 00:22:13.334
  • about the cross.It still moves me after all
  • 00:22:13.334 --> 00:22:16.537
  • It still moves me after allthese years, that Jesus would
  • 00:22:16.537 --> 00:22:20.374
  • these years, that Jesus wouldbleed and die, take my sins
  • 00:22:20.374 --> 00:22:23.611
  • bleed and die, take my sinsand nail them to a cross.
  • 00:22:23.611 --> 00:22:26.881
  • and nail them to a cross.I'm so unworthy.
  • 00:22:26.881 --> 00:22:28.516
  • I'm so unworthy.I feel the love of God in this
  • 00:22:28.516 --> 00:22:30.217
  • I feel the love of God in thisroom so strong,
  • 00:22:30.217 --> 00:22:32.753
  • room so strong,flowing into that room wherever
  • 00:22:32.753 --> 00:22:35.723
  • flowing into that room whereveryou're watching this.
  • 00:22:35.723 --> 00:22:39.026
  • you're watching this.Do you still love Him?
  • 00:22:39.026 --> 00:22:40.561
  • Do you still love Him?Pastor, I'm not right with God.
  • 00:22:40.561 --> 00:22:41.462
  • Pastor, I'm not right with God.I'm a teenager,
  • 00:22:41.462 --> 00:22:42.596
  • I'm a teenager,I'm a college student,
  • 00:22:42.596 --> 00:22:44.765
  • I'm a college student,I'm a husband, a wife,
  • 00:22:44.765 --> 00:22:47.001
  • I'm a husband, a wife,business person,
  • 00:22:47.001 --> 00:22:48.068
  • business person,but I'm backslid.
  • 00:22:48.068 --> 00:22:49.303
  • but I'm backslid.I know I'm not right.
  • 00:22:49.303 --> 00:22:51.338
  • I know I'm not right.I know that I'm not living right
  • 00:22:51.338 --> 00:22:52.573
  • I know that I'm not living rightand I would love,
  • 00:22:52.573 --> 00:22:53.607
  • and I would love,I would love to feel what
  • 00:22:53.607 --> 00:22:56.277
  • I would love to feel whatSimon Peter must have felt
  • 00:22:56.277 --> 00:22:59.380
  • Simon Peter must have feltwhen Jesus gave him back,
  • 00:22:59.380 --> 00:23:00.815
  • when Jesus gave him back,his call and his purpose
  • 00:23:00.815 --> 00:23:02.483
  • his call and his purposeand his plan for his life.
  • 00:23:02.483 --> 00:23:04.752
  • and his plan for his life.I would love to start all over
  • 00:23:04.752 --> 00:23:07.621
  • I would love to start all overagain with Jesus.
  • 00:23:07.621 --> 00:23:08.856
  • again with Jesus.I want to get right with Him
  • 00:23:08.856 --> 00:23:10.658
  • I want to get right with Himand I can because of the cross,
  • 00:23:10.658 --> 00:23:11.759
  • and I can because of the cross,and I want to acknowledge
  • 00:23:11.759 --> 00:23:12.893
  • and I want to acknowledgethe need that I have
  • 00:23:12.893 --> 00:23:15.095
  • the need that I havefor Jesus all over again
  • 00:23:15.095 --> 00:23:16.030
  • for Jesus all over againin my life today.
  • 00:23:16.030 --> 00:23:16.730
  • in my life today.If that's you and you're
  • 00:23:16.730 --> 00:23:17.631
  • If that's you and you'relistening to me, wherever
  • 00:23:17.631 --> 00:23:19.867
  • listening to me, whereveryou are, as bold as you can,
  • 00:23:19.867 --> 00:23:21.502
  • you are, as bold as you can,I'm not going to humiliate you,
  • 00:23:21.502 --> 00:23:22.503
  • I'm not going to humiliate you,embarrass you, but I'm going
  • 00:23:22.503 --> 00:23:23.437
  • embarrass you, but I'm goingto tell you something,
  • 00:23:23.437 --> 00:23:24.705
  • to tell you something,He will not come if you don't
  • 00:23:24.705 --> 00:23:26.373
  • He will not come if you don'tinvite Him, and this is your
  • 00:23:26.373 --> 00:23:27.775
  • invite Him, and this is yourchance to invite Him.
  • 00:23:27.775 --> 00:23:29.109
  • chance to invite Him.He knocks and He says,
  • 00:23:29.109 --> 00:23:31.946
  • He knocks and He says,"It's up to you to open."
  • 00:23:31.946 --> 00:23:33.247
  • "It's up to you to open."What you're feeling right now
  • 00:23:33.247 --> 00:23:36.684
  • What you're feeling right nowis the spirit of the living God
  • 00:23:36.684 --> 00:23:37.651
  • is the spirit of the living Godand He's not asking,
  • 00:23:37.651 --> 00:23:38.853
  • and He's not asking,"Have you got a drug problem?
  • 00:23:38.853 --> 00:23:39.854
  • "Have you got a drug problem?Have you got an alcohol problem?
  • 00:23:39.854 --> 00:23:43.791
  • Have you got an alcohol problem?Do you love me?"
  • 00:23:43.791 --> 00:23:44.725
  • Do you love me?"There was a man in the Bible
  • 00:23:44.725 --> 00:23:46.861
  • There was a man in the Biblewho had 2.000 demons and those
  • 00:23:46.861 --> 00:23:48.195
  • who had 2.000 demons and thosedemons couldn't stop him
  • 00:23:48.195 --> 00:23:49.563
  • demons couldn't stop himfrom getting to Jesus because
  • 00:23:49.563 --> 00:23:51.031
  • from getting to Jesus becausehe loved Jesus,
  • 00:23:51.031 --> 00:23:56.837
  • he loved Jesus,and the demons were -- okay.
  • 00:23:56.837 --> 00:23:57.838
  • and the demons were -- okay.All you got to do is say,
  • 00:23:57.838 --> 00:23:59.406
  • All you got to do is say,"Yes, Pastor, pray for me.
  • 00:23:59.406 --> 00:24:01.008
  • "Yes, Pastor, pray for me.I would love to get right
  • 00:24:01.008 --> 00:24:01.475
  • I would love to get rightwith God today."
  • 00:24:01.475 --> 00:24:02.543
  • with God today."If that's you, right where you
  • 00:24:02.543 --> 00:24:03.878
  • If that's you, right where youare, raise your hand as high
  • 00:24:03.878 --> 00:24:04.545
  • are, raise your hand as highas you can.
  • 00:24:04.545 --> 00:24:05.412
  • as you can.If you'd say, "I know I'm not
  • 00:24:05.412 --> 00:24:06.313
  • If you'd say, "I know I'm notright and I want to get right
  • 00:24:06.313 --> 00:24:07.314
  • right and I want to get rightwith God today,"
  • 00:24:07.314 --> 00:24:08.582
  • with God today,"raise it high and unashamed.
  • 00:24:08.582 --> 00:24:09.316
  • raise it high and unashamed.Here in this room,
  • 00:24:09.316 --> 00:24:10.951
  • Here in this room,up in the balcony, all over this
  • 00:24:10.951 --> 00:24:13.020
  • up in the balcony, all over thismain room, wherever you are,
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  • main room, wherever you are,in the overflow, if the Lord
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  • in the overflow, if the Lordis speaking to you right now,
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  • is speaking to you right now,get out of your seat and come
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  • get out of your seat and comestand right down here right now,
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  • stand right down here right now,right now, right now,
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  • right now, right now,right now, right now,
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  • right now, right now,right now, right now.
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  • right now, right now.The cross, the cross, the cross.
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  • The cross, the cross, the cross.That's my only hope
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  • That's my only hopeand that's all you need.
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  • and that's all you need.That's all you need.
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  • That's all you need.Pray this prayer right where
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  • Pray this prayer right whereyou are, wherever you are,
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  • you are, wherever you are,watching by television
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  • watching by televisionor at another campus, right here
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  • or at another campus, right herein this room, in this altar,
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  • in this room, in this altar,hallelujah, say, Lord Jesus,
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  • hallelujah, say, Lord Jesus,I give you my life.
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  • I give you my life.I believe in a man named Jesus
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  • I believe in a man named Jesusand a place called Calvary
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  • and a place called Calvarywhere He shed His blood
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  • where He shed His bloodthat my sins could be washed
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  • that my sins could be washedaway, and today I invite you,
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  • away, and today I invite you,Lord Jesus,
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  • Lord Jesus,to come into my heart.
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  • to come into my heart.I thank you.
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  • I thank you.You have not given up on me
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  • You have not given up on meand I still love you.
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  • and I still love you.I know I've failed you,
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  • I know I've failed you,but hear my cry.
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  • but hear my cry.I still love you and I know
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  • I still love you and I knowyou won't turn me away.
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  • you won't turn me away.I receive you as my Savior.
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  • I receive you as my Savior.Thank you, Jesus.
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  • Thank you, Jesus.I'm saved.
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  • I'm saved.I'm born-again.
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  • I'm born-again.I'm a new creation.
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  • I'm a new creation.Lift up the biggest shout
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  • Lift up the biggest shoutof the praise that you can.
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  • of the praise that you can.Come on and thank Him
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  • Come on and thank Himthat the angels are rejoicing
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  • that the angels are rejoicingin heaven today over one soul
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  • in heaven today over one soulbeing saved.
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