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October 20, 2020
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Leon Fontaine is showing people across the earth how to unleash the miraculous in their everyday lives and take Jesus to their families; friends; and communities.

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  • -ANNOUNCER: What would youchange in your life?
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  • - What if you could unleash themiraculous in your
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  • everyday life?
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  • - Experience freedom, live inpeace, change the world. Become
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  • Spirit Contemporary. Join LeonFontaine, world renowned
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  • conference speaker, seniorpastor of Canada's fastest
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  • growing church, and CEOof Canada's only
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  • Christian TV station.
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  • -LEON FONTAINE: You choosecourage. You choose to rise up
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  • and to be bold, to stand forwhat is right, to stand for the
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  • King of kings, to stand upwherever you are.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: In John 10:10, itsays that Jesus came to give us
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  • life, and life more abundantly.So, why is there such a
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  • disconnect between this biblicalpromise, and how most Christians
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  • live today? Why have so manybelievers become spiritually
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  • weak, and ineffective at sharingJesus' message of love? THE
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  • SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is theanswer. It's being led by Holy
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  • Spirit, but in a contemporaryway. It's being Jesus and
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  • demonstrating His love in wayspeople can understand and
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  • appreciate. Spirit Contemporaryis unique for everyone. It never
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  • compromises the truth, and itnever makes others feel
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  • uncomfortable. It's freeingyourself from religious
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  • constraints, and walking freelyin God's amazing grace, for His
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  • purpose. THE SPIRIT CONTEMPORARYLIFE is absolutely crucial if
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  • the global church and her peopleare going to change the world.
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  • - Later in the show, we'll tellyou how you can reserve your
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  • copy of today's resource. Enrichyour soul and renew your mind
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  • with this timely series.
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  • - And now, from Winnipeg,Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: I want to talk todayabout the believer. If you've
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  • made the decision to followChrist, did you know that it is
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  • a choice to be bold. It is achoice to be courageous. In
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  • Proverbs 28:1 it says, "Thewicked run when nothing is even
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  • chasing them, but the righteous,now they're as bold as a lion."
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  • So many Christians are runningfrom their lives the way God
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  • wants them to be thinkingthey've got some curse on them,
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  • their family. I don't know howmany people will say kind of,
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  • "Well, you know, I just feellike I'm cursed, or our family
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  • just seems cursed, or we can'tseem to get ahead financially.
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  • We just seem cursed." And youlook at them and realize this
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  • belief is chasing them away fromthe prosperity that God has
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  • called them to. Some people arerunning from things like, "Oh, I
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  • just, that God's going to get mefor what I've done in my past."
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  • And they think they're going tobe punished. They think there's
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  • an angry God out there and sothey're running from them. They
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  • don't even get out to church ordive into the Word because they
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  • feel so guilty about thingsthey've done. They feel like God
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  • doesn't want them. And sothey're running from the
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  • stunning blessing that's alreadybeen provided by Jesus because
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  • they don't understand thatrighteousness according to
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  • Romans is a gift. Romans 5:17and on, righteousness is a gift.
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  • Why can God smile at you and bepleased with you, be excited
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  • about you, and just see you asin right standing because Jesus
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  • is our righteousness. When itsays the wicked flee with nobody
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  • pursuing them. If you ever getback into the things of the
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  • flesh, which means you startthinking through your five
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  • senses that we talked about thelast couple of Sundays. You're
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  • going to be defeated. You'regoing to be so defeated. And
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  • there are so many people todaywho don't understand that
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  • boldness, confidence. Now, whenI say boldness, it does not mean
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  • arrogant, condescending,thinking you're better than
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  • anybody else. That is a worldlyboldness. You know, the world
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  • has this confidence that is sofake and so phony. They'll even
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  • say things like fake it till youmake it. That might work for a
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  • few of them but there'ssomething different about a
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  • believer. You see, as you chooseto be bold, the boldness is
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  • really there. It's in yourspirit. Now, you've got to renew
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  • your mind. You've got to getyour heart convinced with His
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  • Word, but it is the real you.Reminds me of watching a 007
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  • movie. You know, James Bond,when he's sitting there, and he
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  • said some kind of a card gamethat has the world is at stake.
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  • And they're bluffing. You know,he doesn't really have much of a
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  • hand. Like, I got news for you.If you were playing poker, you
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  • would have a royal flush. Thereis no better hand. You're going
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  • to win for sure, guaranteed.That's what it's like to have
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  • God's courage. The righteous arebold as a lion because they know
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  • they are righteous, not on theirown efforts but it comes from
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  • Jesus as a gift. And we've gotto understand that or you're
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  • going to spend the rest of yourlife running this pathetic life
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  • that is nowhere near theconfidence, the trust, the
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  • boldness, the faith in God'sgrace which is His ability.
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  • You're going to live up thispathetic thing that is so far
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  • removed from what you wereactually called to. It says in
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  • Ephesians 2:10 that God hascreated paths for your life
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  • ahead of time. That you shouldwalk in them. Those paths are so
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  • exciting, so blessed, soprosperous, so purpose-filled.
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  • It just filled with destiny. Butmost kids in churches today,
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  • they want to go back into theworld because at least there's
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  • some fun and passion. And let'sget to a party and live it up.
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  • I'm just so tired of beingaround my parents because it's
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  • all don't do this, don't dothat, don't do this, don't do
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  • that. And all there is, is Biblereading, go to church, and wait
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  • for Jesus to rescue you. Listen,God created the world. He
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  • created the beaches. He createdthe ability to create planes. He
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  • created the ability to createcountries. And so it is the
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  • believer Jesus says in John10:10, I am come that you could
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  • get a life and then to have itmore abundantly. Are you living
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  • the life you desire? Are youliving in the relationships you
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  • desire? I'll put it this way.Are they the kind of
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  • relationships you want? TheBible has a really cool verse.
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  • It says come boldly to thethrone of grace. I was reading
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  • this a little while when Ithought, "Oh, Jesus. This is
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  • amazing." It doesn't say comeboldly to the throne of
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  • judgment. Wow, I couldn't dothat. It doesn't say come boldly
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  • to the throne of punishment. Itdoesn't say come boldly to the
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  • throne of holiness that you'llnever be able to live up to. It
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  • says come boldly to the throneof grace. That word grace, you
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  • may as well read it this way.Come boldly to the throne of
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  • favors. That's what it means.Come boldly to the throne of
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  • favors. And the biggest favorthat God has done for you is
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  • that all of His ability is yoursas a favor. The word "grace"
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  • literally means undeservedfavor. It's how you get it and
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  • what it is that you get is Hisability. Come boldly to the
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  • throne of His ability. Comeboldly to the throne of the
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  • favors that you need because youcan't do it on your own. If we
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  • do not look to Jesus, you aregoing to fail every time. And
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  • when we stand before Jesus atthe end of this age, He wants to
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  • know. Did your life have anyeternal impact? Did you share
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  • your faith? Did you representChrist? Where you a person who
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  • shared the Gospel? We may aswell be on spiritual birth
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  • control pills if we're not goingto get up and boldly share the
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  • Jesus that we love and live thelife that makes them jealous.
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  • You know, the word "blessed"actually means happy, fortunate,
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  • and to be envied. I often asked,"Hey, are you happy? Are you
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  • enjoying your life?" Well, youknow. Oh, come on! The righteous
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  • are as bold as a lion. Bold todo what? Bold to come to the
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  • throne of grace and get Hisability to make relationships
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  • work. Get His ability to makeyour finance work. Get His
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  • ability that get your mind andemotions under control. This is
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  • such an amazing scripture. Oh,the wicked or anybody who is in
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  • fear, anybody who doesn't choosefaith. They run with nothing
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  • pursuing them. Nothing! But therighteous are as bold as a lion.
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  • Boldly come to the throne ofgrace. There's a verse in the
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  • Bible in Galatians 5 and it'stalking here about how
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  • Christians keep moving back intotheir own energy and they're
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  • back into their own ability,their own strengths. And in
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  • Galatians 5:4 it says when youdo this, you have fallen from
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  • grace. It's a term that peoplehave preached from. They think
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  • it means you lose yoursalvation. No. You don't lose
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  • the fact that Jesus is withinyou and you go to heaven when
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  • you die. But grace is God'sability. And if you do not learn
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  • to live at the throne of graceand you keep walking away in
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  • your own ability, your ownworries, your own anxieties,
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  • your own self. That it's time tocome back boldly to the throne
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  • of grace. You need mercy. Youneed His grace. You need His
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  • ability and get back there andstay there. Fallen from grace
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  • means you've fallen from theincredible ability to use His
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  • grace, His favor, His ability inevery area of your life. Pretty
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  • much whenever I really start tostruggle too much in some area
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  • of my life. I realize I've gotinto my own ability, my own
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  • work. That doesn't mean that Ishould not develop skills of
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  • management, skills ofadministration, skills in the
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  • Word of God, skills to preach,skills as a CEO, skills as a
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  • pastor. Oh, I love all thoseskills because we've got to add
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  • some skills. But my trust has tostay in the grace of God. The
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  • ability of God that comes to meas a favor. It doesn't come to
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  • me because I earned it. It comesas a favor. I'm challenging you
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  • today. What kind of a life areyou living? Stop! I'm not
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  • judging your life. I'm askingyou. Could you be real with
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  • yourself and say, "Do I enjoywhat I'm doing with my life? And
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  • is my life filled with purpose?"It's this purpose that Jesus
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  • brings us, that gets us up inthe morning. People are looking
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  • for a purpose. Man, they're justany kind of crazy thing out
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  • there. You have a purpose thatfar exceeds anything on this
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  • planet. Your life, whether youare in business or health care.
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  • As a mom, a dad, everything thatyou do every day is about
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  • advancing the kingdom of God.It's about getting the gospel
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  • out. You can't just sit aroundsaying, "Well, we're going to
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  • have a prayer meeting." Listen,prayer is mainly to get you
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  • fired up and believing. Yet it'snot just that but that's what
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  • it's mainly is. My prayer life-, People say, "Well, you know,
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  • how do you pray? I'm hanging outwith God, spending time with
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  • God. Making sure that Hisenergy, His ability, His
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  • strength, His peace, His joy,His grace, His gifts that are
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  • within me. So that everythingthat I do, I can do with the
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  • resources of God flowing fromme. And that resource can be to
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  • be a husband, to be a pastor, tobe a dad, to be a friend, to be
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  • a grandpa, to handle finances,to handle people, to deal with
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  • storms and problems. It is soincredible that this throne of
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  • grace. There are so many timesin my life where I'm struggling
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  • with something and I'll justremember. I've walked away from
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  • God's ability. And this verserises up and I just run back.
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  • God, I'm so sorry. I'm coming toYour throne of grace. I need
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  • mercy for this. I need Yourability, Your grace. It's always
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  • there. Thank God, it's a throneof grace. The church has a
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  • responsibility to its cities, toits nation, not just to pray.
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  • Now, I'm going to say something,and you better quote me right. I
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  • think in many cases prayer isjust an excuse for wimpy, weak,
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  • cowardly people to never sharewith anybody they know about
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  • their Jesus although we haveprayer meetings to pray for the
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  • nation. What good is it to prayfor the nation if the way souls
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  • are saved is through sharing thegospel, and the Bible calls it
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  • preaching and you're all calledto be preachers. So it says, but
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  • how can they hear unless someonetells them. And how can someone
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  • tell them unless someone issent. And it just goes to this
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  • whole line. Every one of us mustbe sharing from politics to
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  • medicine, to business, whereveryou are to represent Christ. Not
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  • in an arrogant, preachy way butin a way that lives it and
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  • shares it in a bold way that isunashamed. I love the word
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  • unashamed in Romans 1:16 becauseit says, "I am not ashamed of
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  • the gospel of Christ." It didn'tsay, "Don't be ashamed of some
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  • of the Christians." It just saidno. So don't be ashamed of the
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  • gospel because it is the power.What's the power? Somebody with
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  • this confident, bold thing thatspeaks up at a coffee table.
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  • Rather than, "Well, I don'treally want to turn them off."
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  • Listen, if they don't knowJesus, you can't get more off
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  • than off. If the light switchesoff, it's off. Somebody needs
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  • to, with intelligence and wisdomin a Spirit Contemporary way
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  • stand up for the way of life andthen leave it. And as you do,
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  • you're going to find that peopleare supposed to be attracted to
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  • the lives that we live asbelievers. So get up and pursue
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  • what God has called you to do.But here the apostle Paul is
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  • saying, he says, "Let yourconduct be without
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  • covetousness." And he says, "Becontent with such things as you
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  • have. For He Himself has said,'I will never leave you or
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  • forsake you.' So we may boldlysay, 'The Lord is my helper. I
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  • will not fear. What man can doto me?'" Which is quoting from
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  • Psalm 118:6. The apostle Paul issaying the help that I have got,
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  • I've got to get up and go dosomething for Him. This courage
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  • that I'm talking about is achoice. This courage is not a
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  • feeling. Everybody feels thesame push of fear. Everybody
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  • feels the same push ofuncertainty. Why? Because we are
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  • in these physical bodies with amind that is not renewed totally
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  • on a planet where Satan hasn'tyet been dealt with. There is a
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  • lease on this planet that Adamgave away. When that lease is
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  • up, he's done. In the meantime,we need Him. We need to choose
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  • courage. One of my favoriteverses about courage is Psalm
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  • 27:14, it says, "Wait on theLord. Be of good courage, and He
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  • shall strengthen your heart."Well, I want Him to strengthen
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  • my heart so I can be courageousLeon. No, you've got it
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  • backwards. You choose courage.You choose to rise up and to be
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  • bold, to stand for what isright, to stand for the King of
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  • kings, to stand up wherever youare for the marginalized. Like
  • 00:16:47.098 --> 00:16:51.569
  • stand up. And then it says,"When you do, you'll just sense
  • 00:16:51.602 --> 00:16:55.673
  • the strength rise up in yourheart." Because the strength
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  • really is there. Someone mightsay to me as a Christian, "I'm
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  • just not strong!" Lie! It's inyour spirit. Somebody else might
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  • say, "Oh, I'm just so confused."Lie! Your spirit is not
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  • confused. Well, you know. Imean, I'm just, I'm just really
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  • shy. When shyness destroys yourfuture, it is not your
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  • personality. It is somethingthat you need to deal with. The
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  • Word is very clear that we needto choose courage. In 1
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  • Chronicles 19:13, it says, "Beof good courage, and let us
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  • behave ourselves valiantly."Listen to me, courage is not
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  • just an internal thing. Courageis seen by how you behave. Do
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  • you behave in a valiant way? Doyou stand up for truth? Do you
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  • look for every opportunity youcan to step into a situation and
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  • share Jesus as the hope of thefuture. We must choose courage
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  • and behave valiantly, and Godwill be all over you. I remember
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  • as a young man, my dad and Iwere talking. I would have been
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  • about 16. I would have been 17and 18. One day, we're talking
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  • about being a leader. And hesaid something to me I never
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  • forgot. That's 40 years ago. Hesaid, "Leon, confidence
  • 00:18:21.359 --> 00:18:30.401
  • increases the presence of God onyour life." Confidence increases
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  • the presence of God on my life.I never forgot that. And then I
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  • began to recognize it's not aphony confidence. It's not a
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  • fake it till you make itconfidence. But there is a
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  • confidence of boldness, acourage that is in my recreated
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  • spirit. That when I choose,which is what you do with your
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  • mind. I choose to act valiantly.I choose to do the courageous
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  • thing. That is amazing howsomething rises up within me
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  • because all of that is in myspirit. Joshua, I don't know
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  • what was wrong with Joshua.Maybe nothing, but there are
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  • more verses telling Joshua to becourageous than any other leader
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  • I can find in the Bible. So itmakes me wonder. Did that
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  • gifted, wonderful leader, thatby the way goes down in history
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  • as an amazing leader of God'speople, if he did not struggle
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  • with courage. Over and over Heuses this line, it says,
  • 00:19:37.902 --> 00:19:42.807
  • "Joshua, have I not commandedyou? Be strong and of good
  • 00:19:42.840 --> 00:19:47.812
  • courage." If God says besomething. Then you simply are
  • 00:19:47.845 --> 00:19:51.649
  • being who you is. You're beingwho you is. You know, often when
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  • men start talking to each otherand we get together. There's
  • 00:19:58.089 --> 00:20:02.059
  • times that after you'vecounseled and you've chatted,
  • 00:20:02.093 --> 00:20:05.162
  • and you've tried to helpsomebody. You just say something
  • 00:20:05.196 --> 00:20:07.765
  • like, "Come on! Just be a man!"Why can you say that? Because he
  • 00:20:07.798 --> 00:20:11.936
  • is one. Just be who you is. You,you're created in the likeness
  • 00:20:11.969 --> 00:20:17.608
  • and the image of Jesus. You arecourageous. You are valiant. You
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  • are filled with the ability ofGod. You can run through a
  • 00:20:21.712 --> 00:20:24.682
  • troop, leap over a wall. There'snothing that will stand before
  • 00:20:24.715 --> 00:20:27.985
  • you all the days of your life.As God was with Moses, He will
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  • be with you. We choose courage.There's a verse I don't like in
  • 00:20:31.589 --> 00:20:37.094
  • Revelations 21:8. It startstalking that just says, "But as
  • 00:20:37.128 --> 00:20:42.033
  • for you cowards, youcontemptible." You, it says,
  • 00:20:42.066 --> 00:20:46.804
  • "You cravenly lacking incourage. You cowardly
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  • submissive." It means you'resubmitting to the wrong things.
  • 00:20:50.374 --> 00:20:54.712
  • And it goes on talking about,you know, it's this people that
  • 00:20:54.745 --> 00:20:57.882
  • get involved that says in magicarts, idolatry. They get
  • 00:20:57.915 --> 00:21:00.985
  • involved in witchcraft and allthis junk. It says they need the
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  • courage to stand up for what isright, what is truth. You know,
  • 00:21:04.989 --> 00:21:08.092
  • courage is an incredible thing.Courage, when you choose courage
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  • and you begin to act valiantly,it does something to you. We
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  • become mentally stronger. Itincreases our confidence to
  • 00:21:16.867 --> 00:21:21.238
  • choose courage and stand up forwhat is right. We increase our
  • 00:21:21.272 --> 00:21:24.775
  • self-esteem. Standing up forwhat is right increases our
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  • feelings and our sense ofself-worth. We inspire others
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  • when we choose to be courageous.It literally becomes the culture
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  • of your team, your business,your family. Is there a culture
  • 00:21:37.588 --> 00:21:40.791
  • in your family? If there isn'tone, then they're by accident.
  • 00:21:40.825 --> 00:21:44.028
  • But choose a culture of courage,a culture of love, a culture of
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  • Christ. We inspire others withour courage. We create better
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  • communities, better homes,better workplaces, better
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  • schools, when we act out ourcourage. Courage enhances the
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  • moral climate of our cities, ourworkplaces, our country. It
  • 00:22:01.979 --> 00:22:05.549
  • helps increase awareness inothers and it starts them into
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  • action. We become people ofintegrity. Without courage, you
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  • will never do anything in thisworld. Courage is one of the
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  • most important attributes inyour life because without
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  • courage, you won't attempt anyof the other characteristics.
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  • Courage choose, make a decisionthat there is courage within me.
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  • I don't care if you were raisedand trained to be weak. If you
  • 00:22:30.608 --> 00:22:34.945
  • were raised and trained to be aloser. I don't care if you
  • 00:22:34.979 --> 00:22:38.482
  • tattooed a big halo on yourforehead. It's a lie. The Bible
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  • says that God's Word be true andevery man a liar. You! You are
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  • made in the likeness and theimage of God. You! You've been
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  • washed in the blood of the lamb,forgiven, recreated in your
  • 00:22:50.761 --> 00:22:53.597
  • spirit man. And as you just getinto His Word and renew your
  • 00:22:53.631 --> 00:22:57.101
  • mind, make your body a livingsacrifice. He gives you the
  • 00:22:57.134 --> 00:22:59.937
  • ability to do that. Why? So wecan live lives that makes this
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  • world jealous. And then we canshare this remarkable, amazing,
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  • wonderful Jesus that we havefound and fallen in love with.
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  • Amen? Amen!
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Are you feelingstuck, unhappy, or worn down?
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  • It could be that yourautopilot needs a reset.
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  • In Leon Fontaine'sbrand-new series,
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  • "Setting Your Autopilot",learn how the beliefs
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  • you hold deep in your heartare like a plane's autopilot
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  • determining thedirection of your life.
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  • -LEON: What do yougive attention to?
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  • What you give attention toin life, is programming
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  • and planting what theBible calls your heart.
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  • Your heart is theautopilot for your life.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: In this series,Leon shares how to guard the
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  • three gateways of your heart,how to deal with faulty belief
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  • systems, and how to changeyour thoughts and attitudes.
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  • -LEON: Whatever you believe,begins to influence your life.
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  • Don't just learn whatto believe, but learn
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  • how to apply what you believe.
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  • -LEON: One of the greatestthings people struggle with
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  • today is, who am I? So manypeople are trying to get their
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  • DNA checked out to see ifthey've got European in them, if
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  • they've got Mongol in them, orthey're from Indian descent from
  • 00:24:44.575 --> 00:24:48.345
  • India. That they want to knowand that they seem to feel a
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  • sense of, "I've gotta find outwho I am." And none of those
  • 00:24:51.282 --> 00:24:54.585
  • things are your identity. It'sgood to be proud and not
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  • embarrassed of where you comefrom and to be excited about it,
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  • but your identity is in Christ.And I wanna challenge you that
  • 00:25:02.226 --> 00:25:07.364
  • you might think, "I'm Canadian.I'm American. I'm East Indian."
  • 00:25:07.398 --> 00:25:12.369
  • Or whatever word, but you areHeavenian first. You are made in
  • 00:25:12.403 --> 00:25:17.041
  • the likeness and the image ofGod. The language that you
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  • speak, the color of your skin,and whoever your forefathers
  • 00:25:19.810 --> 00:25:23.447
  • were, is not your identity. Youridentity is in Christ. You're
  • 00:25:23.480 --> 00:25:28.452
  • made in the likeness and imageof God, designed in heaven made
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  • by God and that is the family.That is predominant thing that
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  • you need to understand. God mayuse everything else in His
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  • purposes in your life, language,color of skin, background, and
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  • He will. But your identity isJesus. Don't let anything take
  • 00:25:43.901 --> 00:25:48.672
  • that away from you. And that iswhere you'll have a peace. That
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  • is where you will have astrength. Because whenever the
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  • enemy comes in to tempt you offcourse or to begin to make you
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  • feel like you are not enough.You need to know, I am a child
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  • of God. I know that the King ofkings is on the inside of me.
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  • That I was born with a purposeand there's something I'm going
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  • to do for Him. Father, I prayright now. That we would release
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  • the things we cling to as ouridentity, failures, even
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  • victories. And we would look toYou, Father, as the author, the
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  • finisher of our faith. We wouldlook to You, Father, as our
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  • Father and we would believe thethings You say about us, not the
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  • things that our even humanfather, or human people say
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  • about us. But what Your Wordsays about us and what You say
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  • about us. In Jesus' nameI pray, amen.
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