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October 30, 2019
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Sheila Walsh | Finding Peace

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  • Sheila: IT'S SO EASY JUST TO GET HOME
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  • AND FLOP DOWN ON THE SOFA AND TURN ON THE TV
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  • AND LET IT JUST WASH OVER US IN WAVES.
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  • BUT SO OFTEN, I THINK THAT PART OF THE REASON
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  • THAT WE STRUGGLE WITH ANXIETY
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  • IS BECAUSE OF WHAT WE ALLOW
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  • INTO OUR HEARTS AND OUR MINDS.
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  • Announcer: CAN PEACE BE FOUND IN A TROUBLED WORLD?
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  • SHEILA WALSH -- NEXT ON LIFE TODAY !
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  • Sheila: PEACE IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF TROUBLE,
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  • IT IS THE PRESENCE OF CHRIST.
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  • Sheila: HI!
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  • I'M SHEILA WALSH.
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  • WELCOME TO LIFE TODAY .
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  • I RECENTLY HAD THE PRIVILEGE
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  • OF SPEAKING AT A COUPLE
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  • BASICALLY IN AN AREA
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  • OF THE COUNTRY, NEW ENGLAND,
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  • WHERE IT'S HARD
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  • TO BE A PASTOR.
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  • DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT
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  • TWO PERCENT OF THE POPULATION
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  • IN NEW ENGLAND
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  • WOULD CONSIDER THEMSELVES
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  • EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS?
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  • I WAS REALLY SHOCKED
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  • BY THAT STATISTIC.
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  • PARTICULARLY WHEN
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  • YOU THINK THAT SOME
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  • OF THE CHURCH SOURCES TELL US
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  • THAT IN NORTH KOREA,
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  • FIVE PERCENT OF THE POPULATION
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  • CONSIDER THEMSELVES
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  • EVANGELICAL BELIEVERS.
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  • SO TO BE IN AN AREA
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  • OF THE COUNTRY
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  • WHERE IT IS VERY HARD
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  • TO SHARE THE GOSPEL,
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  • IT WAS A WONDERFUL PRIVILEGE
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  • TO BE ABLE TO HAVE
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  • ABOUT 500 OF THESE PASTORS
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  • OVER TWO WEEKENDS
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  • WHERE WE BASICALLY
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  • JUST HAD THE CHANCE
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  • TO POUR BACK INTO THEIR LIVES.
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  • AND HONESTLY FOR ME, I FOUND
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  • ONE OF MY BIGGEST ROLES
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  • WAS SIMPLY LISTENING.
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  • LISTENING TO PEOPLE
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  • TELL THEIR STORIES.
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  • BUT ON ONE PARTICULAR NIGHT
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  • WE GATHERED IN A PRAYER GROUP
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  • IN A CORNER OF THE ROOM
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  • AND I GOT OUT A NOTEBOOK
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  • AND PENCIL
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  • AND JUST WENT AROUND
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  • EACH PASTOR AND PASTOR'S WIFE
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  • AND ASKED THEM,
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  • "WHAT'S THE NUMBER ONE
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  • PRAYER CONCERN?
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  • HOW CAN MY HUSBAND,
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  • BARRY AND I PRAY FOR YOU?
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  • NOT JUST HERE TONIGHT
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  • IN THIS ROOM
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  • BUT WHEN WE GO HOME?"
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  • WHEN I READ THEM LATER ON
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  • IT WAS JUST REALLY STARTLING
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  • TO ME THE NUMBER OF THEM
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  • WHO SAID THAT THEY DEAL
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  • WITH ANXIETY ALL THE TIME;
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  • THAT THEY DON'T KNOW
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  • HOW THEY'RE GOING
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  • TO PAY THEIR BILLS,
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  • THEY HAVE TO HAVE SECOND JOBS.
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  • AND IT WAS JUST A SENSE
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  • OF BEING WORRIED
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  • ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN,
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  • BEING WORRIED ABOUT
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  • WILL THEY BE ABLE TO CONTINUE
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  • IN THE MINISTRY?
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  • KIND OF BROADENING OUT
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  • TO ALL OF US, AND REALLY
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  • ASKING THE QUESTION,
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  • CAN PEACE REALLY BE FOUND
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  • WHILE I WAS GOOGLING
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  • SOME STATISTICS
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  • I READ THAT TODAY,
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  • ANXIETY DISORDERS ARE THE
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  • MOST COMMON MENTAL ILLNESS
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  • IN THE U.S.
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  • AFFECTING AROUND
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  • 40 MILLION ADULTS.
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  • AND THAT'S ABOUT
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  • ONE IN FIVE PEOPLE.
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  • IN 2017 THE AMERICAN
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  • PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION
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  • RAN A POLL ON JUST
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  • 1.000 RANDOM U.S. RESIDENTS
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  • AND THEY FOUND
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  • THAT NEARLY TWO-THIRDS
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  • WERE EXTREMELY
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  • OR SOMEWHAT ANXIOUS
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  • ABOUT HEALTH AND SAFETY
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  • FOR THEMSELVES
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  • AND THEIR FAMILIES.
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  • AND MORE THAN A THIRD
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  • ARE MORE ANXIOUS OVERALL
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  • THAT YEAR THAN THEY WERE
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  • IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR.
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  • ANXIETY IN THE U.S. MAY BE
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  • IMPACTING MILLENNIALS MOST.
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  • AND THEY ALSO NOTED
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  • THAT THE MILLENNIALS WERE
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  • THE MOST ANXIOUS GENERATION.
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  • I READ ALL THAT
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  • AND THEN I ASKED THE LORD,
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  • WHAT ABOUT IN THE CHURCH?
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  • IS ANXIETY LESS
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  • IN THE CHURCH COMMUNITY?
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  • I READ THIS ONLINE
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  • FROM A PASTOR'S WIFE
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  • WHO WAS STRUGGLING.
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  • SHE SAID,
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  • "WHEN YOU'RE A PASTOR'S WIFE
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  • YOU WANT TO BE STRONG
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  • AROUND OTHERS.
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  • EXPECTATIONS ON PASTORS
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  • I WAS AFRAID IF PEOPLE
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  • IN OUR CHURCH FOUND OUT WHAT
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  • I WAS REALLY GOING THROUGH,
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  • THEY MIGHT THINK I WAS NOT
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  • OR THAT MY FAITH WAS WEAK."
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  • I'VE SEEN THAT SO MANY TIMES.
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  • IN FACT, I REMEMBER
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  • MAYBE ABOUT A YEAR
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  • AFTER I HAD BEEN RELEASED
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  • FROM A PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL
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  • WHERE I WAS TREATED
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  • FOR SEVERE CLINICAL DEPRESSION
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  • GETTING A LETTER FROM
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  • A PASTOR JUST SAYING,
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  • "MY WIFE IS STRUGGLING
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  • BUT SHE DOESN'T WANT ANYONE
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  • IN THE CHURCH TO KNOW."
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  • HE SAID, "I NOTICED
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  • THAT YOU WERE GOING
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  • TO BE IN OUR AREA.
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  • WOULD YOU MEET WITH MY WIFE?"
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  • I SAID, "YES,
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  • I CAN FIND A PRIVATE ROOM
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  • IN THE HOTEL."
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  • AND I REMEMBER AT FIRST
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  • SHE WAS EVEN RELUCTANT TO
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  • EVEN MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH ME.
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  • SHE FELT AS IF PEOPLE KNEW
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  • THAT A: SHE WAS STRUGGLING
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  • WITH DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY,
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  • AND B: SHE TOOK MEDICATION
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  • THAT THEY WOULDN'T TRUST HER
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  • AND THAT IT WOULD HARM
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  • HER HUSBAND'S MINISTRY.
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  • I'LL NEVER FORGET THAT DAY
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  • SPENDING A COUPLE OF HOURS
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  • SHARING MY OWN STORY
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  • WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
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  • WHO WAS LIVING IN THE SHADOWS
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  • AND SEEING CHRIST
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  • REACH INTO HER HEART
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  • AND HELP HER UNDERSTAND
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  • THAT SHE'S LOVED
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  • JUST THE WAY SHE IS.
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  • I THINK WE NEED TO GET OVER
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  • THE STIGMA THAT IS ATTACHED
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  • TO ANY KIND OF MENTAL ILLNESS
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  • BECAUSE WHEN WE DO THAT
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  • THEN WE'LL GET HELP.
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  • BUT WHEN WE FEEL
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  • AS IF WE HAVE TO HIDE
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  • WHAT'S GOING ON IN OUR LIVES
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  • THEN WE END UP ISOLATED
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  • AND LONELY.
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  • WELL, I WAS READING
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  • THROUGH PAUL'S LETTER
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  • TO THE CHURCH IN PHILIPPI
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  • ON MY FLIGHT HOME LAST NIGHT
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  • WELL, HONESTLY,
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  • IT'S TEMPTING AT FIRST READ
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  • TO SAY, WELL, THAT'S EASY
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  • FOR YOU TO SAY, PAUL.
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  • YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT
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  • I'M LIVING WITH RIGHT NOW.
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  • AS YOU'RE WATCHING RIGHT NOW
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  • PERHAPS YOU'RE STRUGGLING
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  • IN YOUR MARRIAGE.
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  • PERHAPS YOU'RE STRUGGLING
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  • WITH YOUR FINANCES.
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  • YOU LITERALLY DO NOT KNOW
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  • HOW YOU'RE GOING TO PAY
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  • THIS MONTH'S BILLS.
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  • OR PERHAPS, A CHILD THAT ONCE
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  • WAS FOLLOWING THE PATH
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  • THAT YOU'D PRAY FOR
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  • HAS GONE SEVERELY OFF TRACK
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  • AND IS REALLY IN TROUBLE.
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  • YOU WANT TO SAY TO PAUL,
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  • DON'T JUST SAY, "DON'T WORRY.
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  • WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?"
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  • BUT IT'S INTERESTING TO ME
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  • TO REMEMBER WHERE PAUL WAS
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  • WHEN HE WROTE THOSE WORDS.
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  • HE WASN'T ON VACATION,
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  • SITTING BACK ON THE BEACH
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  • SAYING, "HEY! DON'T WORRY!"
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  • HE HADN'T RECEIVED
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  • A PAY RAISE OR A NEW CAR.
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  • WE'RE NOT EXACTLY SURE
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  • OF THE DATE
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  • WHEN PAUL WROTE THIS LETTER
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  • BUT HE'S IN HIS LATE 50s,
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  • 59, 60, 61,
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  • AND HE IS IN PRISON IN ROME.
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  • THE OTHER THING
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  • THAT IS GOOD TO REMEMBER,
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  • THAT GIVES SUCH WEIGHT
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  • TO THESE WORDS,
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  • IS THAT AT THIS POINT
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  • IN HIS LIFE
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  • PAUL HAS SUFFERED SO MUCH.
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  • HE DETAILS IT
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  • SO JUST SITTING
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  • WITH THAT FOR A MINUTE
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  • AND LETTING IT SINK IN.
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  • AT THIS STAGE IN HIS LIFE,
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  • WHEN OUR BROTHER
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  • TELLS US THE FOUR THINGS
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  • PEACE IN HEART AND MIND
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  • THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT,
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  • HE HAS LEFT US WITH A GIFT,
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  • ALMOST LIKE A MAP
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  • FOR NAVIGATING
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  • PART OF ME WANTS TO SAY,
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  • WELL, IF IT WAS THAT EASY,
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  • I WOULDN'T!
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  • BUT THEN WE HAVE TO REMEMBER
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  • THAT CHRIST OUR SAVIOR
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  • IT MIGHT BE GOOD
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  • TO TAKE A MOMENT
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  • AND WRITE DOWN
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  • ALL YOUR CONCERNS.
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  • THERE IS SOMETHING GOOD
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  • ABOUT ACTUALLY LOOKING AT IT
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  • AND SAYING, OKAY,
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  • HERE'S WHAT I'M WORRIED ABOUT.
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  • AND THEN THAT LEADS TO
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  • WHAT WE'RE ACTUALLY
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  • WORRIED ABOUT
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  • AND WE PUT IT DOWN THERE,
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  • IT IS NOT AS SCARY
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  • ON PAPER, SOMETIMES.
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  • YOU ACTUALLY PUT IT DOWN
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  • AND THEN COMMIT
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  • TO PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING.
  • 00:10:04.140 --> 00:10:05.270
  • TOO OFTEN PRAYER
  • 00:10:05.270 --> 00:10:07.050
  • IS LIKE A LAST RESORT.
  • 00:10:07.050 --> 00:10:08.110
  • WE THINK, WELL,
  • 00:10:08.110 --> 00:10:09.200
  • I'LL DO WHATEVER I CAN
  • 00:10:09.200 --> 00:10:10.270
  • TO GET OUT OF THIS MESS.
  • 00:10:10.270 --> 00:10:12.030
  • IF WORSE COMES TO WORSE,
  • 00:10:12.030 --> 00:10:13.090
  • I'LL JUST PRAY ABOUT IT.
  • 00:10:13.090 --> 00:10:14.110
  • PRAYER SHOULD BE
  • 00:10:14.110 --> 00:10:15.190
  • OUR FIRST INSTINCT.
  • 00:10:15.190 --> 00:10:16.270
  • AS CORRIE TEN BOOM ONCE SAID,
  • 00:10:16.270 --> 00:10:18.220
  • "IS PRAYER YOUR STEERING WHEEL
  • 00:10:18.220 --> 00:10:20.160
  • OR YOUR REARVIEW MIRROR?"
  • 00:10:20.160 --> 00:10:23.010
  • IT SHOULD BE THE VERY THING
  • 00:10:23.010 --> 00:10:24.110
  • THAT GETS US THROUGH OUR LIFE.
  • 00:10:24.110 --> 00:10:27.100
  • THINK ABOUT
  • 00:10:27.100 --> 00:10:29.010
  • THE AMOUNT OF TIME
  • 00:10:29.010 --> 00:10:30.220
  • JUST THINK ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:10:51.080 --> 00:10:52.270
  • THIS IS THE SON OF GOD.
  • 00:10:52.270 --> 00:10:55.150
  • HE OFTEN WITHDREW
  • 00:10:55.150 --> 00:10:57.040
  • TO THE WILDERNESS TO PRAY.
  • 00:10:57.040 --> 00:10:59.280
  • I THINK SOMETIMES
  • 00:10:59.280 --> 00:11:01.100
  • THE BUSIER WE GET,
  • 00:11:01.100 --> 00:11:02.280
  • THE MORE PRAYER GETS
  • 00:11:02.280 --> 00:11:04.090
  • RELEGATED DOWN THE LIST.
  • 00:11:04.090 --> 00:11:06.120
  • BUT IF CHRIST KNEW
  • 00:11:06.120 --> 00:11:08.210
  • THAT HE NEEDED TO PRAY,
  • 00:11:08.210 --> 00:11:10.070
  • HE NEEDED TO WITHDRAW
  • 00:11:10.070 --> 00:11:11.220
  • FROM CROWDS AND PRAY OFTEN,
  • 00:11:11.230 --> 00:11:14.230
  • THEN SO DO WE.
  • 00:11:14.230 --> 00:11:17.070
  • THERE IS SOMETHING
  • 00:11:17.070 --> 00:11:18.250
  • ABOUT THOSE TWO ACTS,
  • 00:11:18.250 --> 00:11:20.050
  • LISTING YOUR CONCERNS
  • 00:11:20.050 --> 00:11:23.050
  • BUT THEN PRAYING OVER
  • 00:11:23.050 --> 00:11:24.280
  • EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM,
  • 00:11:24.280 --> 00:11:27.110
  • ABOUT LIFTING THEM
  • 00:11:27.110 --> 00:11:28.280
  • INTO THE HANDS OF THE LORD.
  • 00:11:28.280 --> 00:11:31.010
  • PAUL TELLS US IS THIS:
  • 00:11:32.110 --> 00:11:33.290
  • TELL GOD WHAT YOU NEED.
  • 00:11:34.060 --> 00:11:37.060
  • CHRISTIAN, WAS A LITTLE BOY
  • 00:11:38.230 --> 00:11:40.040
  • HE'S TAKEN GREAT JOY,
  • 00:11:40.040 --> 00:11:41.140
  • HE STILL DOES IT TO THIS DAY
  • 00:11:41.140 --> 00:11:42.220
  • AND HE IS 23, IN MAKING UP
  • 00:11:42.220 --> 00:11:43.290
  • HIS CHRISTMAS LIST.
  • 00:11:43.290 --> 00:11:46.040
  • AND IT IS NEVER,
  • 00:11:46.040 --> 00:11:47.090
  • I LEARNED PRETTY EARLY ON,
  • 00:11:47.090 --> 00:11:48.260
  • I CAN'T GO
  • 00:11:48.260 --> 00:11:50.050
  • WITH LIST NUMBER ONE.
  • 00:11:50.050 --> 00:11:51.100
  • I NEED TO WAIT
  • 00:11:51.100 --> 00:11:52.160
  • FOR REVISION NUMBER SIX.
  • 00:11:52.160 --> 00:11:54.130
  • BUT IT'S SO FUNNY.
  • 00:11:54.130 --> 00:11:56.040
  • HE WILL BE REALLY,
  • 00:11:56.040 --> 00:11:57.160
  • REALLY SPECIFIC BUT
  • 00:11:57.160 --> 00:11:58.290
  • HE'LL ALWAYS PUT AT THE END,
  • 00:11:58.290 --> 00:12:00.090
  • "THESE ARE JUST THINGS
  • 00:12:00.090 --> 00:12:01.190
  • I WOULD LIKE.
  • 00:12:01.190 --> 00:12:02.280
  • I DON'T NEED ANY OF THEM.
  • 00:12:02.280 --> 00:12:04.100
  • IF THIS IS TOO MUCH
  • 00:12:04.100 --> 00:12:05.160
  • BUT I LOVE THE FACT
  • 00:12:06.220 --> 00:12:08.040
  • THAT HE IS ALWAYS SO SPECIFIC.
  • 00:12:08.040 --> 00:12:10.030
  • AND NOWADAYS, OF COURSE,
  • 00:12:10.030 --> 00:12:11.150
  • HE'LL EVEN GIVE ME
  • 00:12:11.150 --> 00:12:12.190
  • SO IT WILL TAKE ME TO AMAZON
  • 00:12:13.280 --> 00:12:14.280
  • SO I KNOW EXACTLY
  • 00:12:14.280 --> 00:12:16.050
  • WHICH ONE HE WANTS.
  • 00:12:16.050 --> 00:12:17.150
  • BUT I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU
  • 00:12:17.150 --> 00:12:18.240
  • TO BE SPECIFIC
  • 00:12:18.240 --> 00:12:20.210
  • WITH YOUR FATHER.
  • 00:12:20.210 --> 00:12:22.170
  • IF THERE ARE THINGS...
  • 00:12:22.170 --> 00:12:24.010
  • YOU NEED TO REMEMBER,
  • 00:12:24.010 --> 00:12:25.140
  • THIS IS NOT YOU TRYING
  • 00:12:25.140 --> 00:12:27.240
  • TO SQUEEZE SOME REQUEST OUT
  • 00:12:27.240 --> 00:12:29.190
  • OF SOMEBODY WHO IS RELUCTANT.
  • 00:12:29.190 --> 00:12:31.060
  • THIS IS YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER
  • 00:12:31.060 --> 00:12:32.160
  • WHO LOVES YOU.
  • 00:12:32.160 --> 00:12:34.020
  • HE WANTS TO BLESS YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:12:34.020 --> 00:12:36.030
  • AND SO OFTEN, WE DON'T GET
  • 00:12:36.030 --> 00:12:38.110
  • BECAUSE WE DON'T ASK.
  • 00:12:38.110 --> 00:12:40.210
  • I'M TRYING TO THINK OF
  • 00:12:40.210 --> 00:12:42.110
  • WHO IT WAS THAT TOLD ME THIS
  • 00:12:42.110 --> 00:12:43.180
  • AND I CAN'T REMEMBER
  • 00:12:43.180 --> 00:12:44.280
  • OR I WOULD GIVE THEM CREDIT
  • 00:12:44.280 --> 00:12:46.080
  • BUT SOMEBODY TOLD ME ONCE
  • 00:12:46.080 --> 00:12:47.110
  • WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE
  • 00:12:47.110 --> 00:12:48.160
  • IF YOU GOT TO HEAVEN
  • 00:12:48.160 --> 00:12:49.210
  • AND THE LORD SHOWS YOU
  • 00:12:49.210 --> 00:12:50.250
  • YOUR MANSION
  • 00:12:50.250 --> 00:12:51.290
  • AND IN ONE WHOLE ROOM
  • 00:12:51.290 --> 00:12:53.090
  • IT IS FULL OF GIFTS.
  • 00:12:53.090 --> 00:12:54.150
  • YOU'RE LIKE, "LORD,
  • 00:12:54.150 --> 00:12:55.240
  • I DON'T NEED GIFTS.
  • 00:12:55.240 --> 00:12:57.020
  • I'M HERE WITH YOU."
  • 00:12:57.020 --> 00:12:58.110
  • HE SAID,
  • 00:12:58.110 --> 00:12:59.150
  • "THESE ARE ALL THE THINGS
  • 00:12:59.150 --> 00:13:00.200
  • I WANTED TO GIVE YOU
  • 00:13:00.200 --> 00:13:01.230
  • WHILE YOU WERE ON THE EARTH
  • 00:13:01.230 --> 00:13:02.260
  • BUT YOU NEVER ASKED."
  • 00:13:02.260 --> 00:13:03.290
  • BE SPECIFIC.
  • 00:13:03.290 --> 00:13:05.070
  • YOUR FATHER LOVES YOU.
  • 00:13:05.070 --> 00:13:06.140
  • WRITE IT ALL DOWN.
  • 00:13:06.140 --> 00:13:07.260
  • AND THEN READ IT OFF
  • 00:13:07.260 --> 00:13:09.020
  • TO YOUR FATHER.
  • 00:13:09.020 --> 00:13:10.080
  • WELL, HERE'S MY LIST.
  • 00:13:10.080 --> 00:13:11.160
  • THE FOURTH THING PAUL SAID IS:
  • 00:13:12.250 --> 00:13:14.030
  • THANK HIM FOR ALL HE HAS DONE.
  • 00:13:15.030 --> 00:13:18.030
  • THROUGH THE PSALMS
  • 00:13:19.110 --> 00:13:20.210
  • THAT'S KIND OF
  • 00:13:20.210 --> 00:13:21.220
  • A DAILY THING I DO.
  • 00:13:21.220 --> 00:13:22.250
  • I PRAY THE PSALMS OUT LOUD.
  • 00:13:22.250 --> 00:13:24.020
  • THE PSALMIST DAVID
  • 00:13:40.090 --> 00:13:41.220
  • IS OFTEN SAYING,
  • 00:13:41.220 --> 00:13:42.250
  • "BLESS THE LORD, O MY SOUL."
  • 00:13:42.250 --> 00:13:44.000
  • HAVE YOU EVER ASKED YOURSELF,
  • 00:13:44.000 --> 00:13:45.060
  • WELL, HOW DO I DO THAT?
  • 00:13:45.060 --> 00:13:47.130
  • HOW DO I BLESS THE LORD?
  • 00:13:47.130 --> 00:13:50.010
  • WE REMEMBER ALL HE HAS DONE
  • 00:13:50.170 --> 00:13:53.170
  • AND IT IS GOOD FOR OUR SOUL.
  • 00:13:53.170 --> 00:13:55.240
  • I KNOW I'M SOUNDING
  • 00:13:55.240 --> 00:13:56.280
  • LIKE A WRITING INSTRUCTOR
  • 00:13:56.280 --> 00:13:58.020
  • AT THE MOMENT
  • 00:13:58.020 --> 00:13:59.120
  • BUT WRITE DOWN ALL THE THINGS
  • 00:13:59.120 --> 00:14:01.140
  • THE LORD HAS DONE AND THEN
  • 00:14:01.140 --> 00:14:02.260
  • WHEN YOU FACE A DIFFICULT DAY
  • 00:14:02.260 --> 00:14:04.100
  • YOU CAN TAKE OUT THAT BOOK
  • 00:14:04.100 --> 00:14:05.190
  • AND OPEN IT AND REMEMBER
  • 00:14:05.190 --> 00:14:07.050
  • WHEN GOD SHOWED UP HERE
  • 00:14:07.050 --> 00:14:08.150
  • AND HE SHOWED UP THERE
  • 00:14:08.150 --> 00:14:09.230
  • AND WHEN IT LOOKED LIKE
  • 00:14:09.230 --> 00:14:11.020
  • NO HELP WAS COMING,
  • 00:14:11.020 --> 00:14:12.090
  • GOD SHOWED UP THERE.
  • 00:14:12.090 --> 00:14:13.150
  • WRITE IT ALL DOWN.
  • 00:14:13.150 --> 00:14:14.220
  • MAKE IT A PRACTICE EVERY DAY
  • 00:14:14.220 --> 00:14:16.280
  • TO REMEMBER TO THANK HIM,
  • 00:14:17.050 --> 00:14:20.050
  • TO REMIND OURSELVES
  • 00:14:20.050 --> 00:14:21.290
  • OF HOW GOOD OUR GOD IS.
  • 00:14:22.030 --> 00:14:25.030
  • THE OTHER THING I WOULD TAG ON
  • 00:14:25.030 --> 00:14:28.020
  • TO WHAT PAUL SAID
  • 00:14:28.020 --> 00:14:29.190
  • IS THAT WE GUARD OUR HEART
  • 00:14:29.190 --> 00:14:32.090
  • AND OUR MIND.
  • 00:14:32.090 --> 00:14:34.090
  • I LOVE THIS SCRIPTURE
  • 00:14:34.090 --> 00:14:35.260
  • TO THE CHURCH IN PHILIPPI
  • 00:15:03.240 --> 00:15:04.290
  • WHILE HE WAS IN PRISON.
  • 00:15:04.290 --> 00:15:06.070
  • BUT HE WROTE TO THEM
  • 00:15:06.070 --> 00:15:07.170
  • AND SAID, "LISTEN, THERE IS
  • 00:15:07.170 --> 00:15:08.280
  • A LOT OF CRAZINESS GOING ON."
  • 00:15:08.280 --> 00:15:10.030
  • THEY WERE FACING
  • 00:15:10.030 --> 00:15:11.150
  • MAJOR PERSECUTION,
  • 00:15:11.150 --> 00:15:12.200
  • THEY WERE BEING ARRESTED.
  • 00:15:12.200 --> 00:15:14.000
  • IT WAS A DEVASTATING TIME.
  • 00:15:14.000 --> 00:15:16.100
  • BUT PAUL SAID, "NO, NO!
  • 00:15:16.100 --> 00:15:18.000
  • DON'T FOCUS ON ALL OF THOSE
  • 00:15:18.000 --> 00:15:19.270
  • THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON,
  • 00:15:19.270 --> 00:15:21.200
  • THINK ABOUT THINGS
  • 00:15:21.200 --> 00:15:23.020
  • THAT ARE TRUE,
  • 00:15:23.020 --> 00:15:24.090
  • THINGS THAT ARE NOBLE,
  • 00:15:24.090 --> 00:15:25.290
  • THINGS THAT ARE HONORABLE.
  • 00:15:25.290 --> 00:15:27.270
  • IT'S SO EASY TO JUST GET HOME
  • 00:15:27.270 --> 00:15:29.200
  • AND FLOP DOWN ON THE SOFA
  • 00:15:29.200 --> 00:15:31.010
  • AND TURN ON THE TV
  • 00:15:31.010 --> 00:15:32.110
  • AND LET IT JUST WASH
  • 00:15:32.110 --> 00:15:33.250
  • OVER US IN WAVES.
  • 00:15:33.250 --> 00:15:35.160
  • BUT SO OFTEN, I THINK
  • 00:15:35.160 --> 00:15:37.090
  • WE STRUGGLE WITH ANXIETY
  • 00:15:38.260 --> 00:15:40.080
  • IS BECAUSE OF WHAT WE ALLOW
  • 00:15:40.080 --> 00:15:42.000
  • INTO OUR HEARTS AND OUR MINDS.
  • 00:15:42.000 --> 00:15:44.130
  • DON'T WATCH TV
  • 00:15:46.010 --> 00:15:47.040
  • OR ELSE YOU WOULDN'T
  • 00:15:47.040 --> 00:15:48.160
  • BE HERE WITH ME
  • 00:15:48.160 --> 00:15:49.220
  • AND THAT WOULDN'T BE GOOD.
  • 00:15:49.220 --> 00:15:50.270
  • BUT WHAT I AM SAYING IS
  • 00:15:50.270 --> 00:15:52.000
  • JUST BE CAREFUL,
  • 00:15:52.000 --> 00:15:53.030
  • BE WISE IN WHAT YOU ALLOW
  • 00:15:53.030 --> 00:15:54.030
  • TO TAKE INTO YOUR LIFE
  • 00:15:54.030 --> 00:15:55.070
  • BECAUSE WE ALL STRUGGLE
  • 00:15:55.070 --> 00:15:56.170
  • IN DIFFERENT WAYS.
  • 00:15:56.170 --> 00:15:58.140
  • WE LIVE
  • 00:15:58.140 --> 00:15:59.240
  • IN THESE FRAGILE BODIES
  • 00:15:59.240 --> 00:16:01.220
  • UNTIL JESUS RETURNS
  • 00:16:01.220 --> 00:16:03.000
  • OR TAKES US HOME.
  • 00:16:03.000 --> 00:16:04.190
  • BUT PAUL, OUR BROTHER,
  • 00:16:04.190 --> 00:16:07.110
  • CALLS TO US
  • 00:16:07.110 --> 00:16:08.210
  • THROUGH CHURCH HISTORY
  • 00:16:08.210 --> 00:16:10.020
  • AND TELLS US
  • 00:16:10.020 --> 00:16:11.120
  • THEN COMES HIS PROMISE,
  • 00:16:25.130 --> 00:16:27.040
  • THEN YOU WILL EXPERIENCE
  • 00:16:27.040 --> 00:16:29.110
  • ANYTHING WE CAN UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:16:32.170 --> 00:16:35.170
  • HIS PEACE WILL GUARD
  • 00:16:35.170 --> 00:16:37.140
  • YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS
  • 00:16:37.140 --> 00:16:40.100
  • AS YOU LIVE IN CHRIST JESUS.
  • 00:16:40.280 --> 00:16:43.280
  • ONE OF MY FAVORITE SAYINGS,
  • 00:16:43.280 --> 00:16:45.230
  • AND IT IS NOT JUST BECAUSE
  • 00:16:45.230 --> 00:16:47.030
  • I THINK IT SOUNDS FUN.
  • 00:16:47.030 --> 00:16:49.130
  • IT IS BECAUSE
  • 00:16:49.130 --> 00:16:50.280
  • I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE IT
  • 00:16:50.280 --> 00:16:52.050
  • IN MY BONES,
  • 00:16:53.120 --> 00:16:54.150
  • IS THAT PEACE IS NOT
  • 00:16:54.150 --> 00:16:55.280
  • THE ABSENCE OF TROUBLE.
  • 00:16:55.280 --> 00:16:58.020
  • IT'S THE PRESENCE OF CHRIST.
  • 00:16:58.020 --> 00:17:00.170
  • GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW
  • 00:17:02.060 --> 00:17:03.130
  • YOU CAN KNOW PEACE
  • 00:17:03.130 --> 00:17:05.020
  • BECAUSE CHRIST,
  • 00:17:05.020 --> 00:17:06.130
  • THE AUTHOR OF PEACE
  • 00:17:06.130 --> 00:17:08.030
  • IS WITH YOU.
  • 00:17:08.030 --> 00:17:09.290
  • CAN I PRAY FOR YOU?
  • 00:17:09.290 --> 00:17:11.290
  • FATHER GOD,
  • 00:17:11.290 --> 00:17:13.160
  • I WANT TO PRAY RIGHT NOW
  • 00:17:13.160 --> 00:17:14.280
  • FOR ANYONE WHO IS STRUGGLING
  • 00:17:14.280 --> 00:17:16.070
  • WITH ANXIETY, WITH FEAR,
  • 00:17:16.070 --> 00:17:18.010
  • JUST FILLED WITH
  • 00:17:18.010 --> 00:17:19.170
  • OVERWHELMING THOUGHTS
  • 00:17:19.170 --> 00:17:21.060
  • OF TOMORROW AND THE FUTURE
  • 00:17:21.060 --> 00:17:23.090
  • AND WHAT'S GOING ON
  • 00:17:23.090 --> 00:17:24.210
  • IN OUR WORLD.
  • 00:17:24.210 --> 00:17:25.290
  • LORD,
  • 00:17:25.290 --> 00:17:27.110
  • YOU ARE THE PRINCE OF PEACE
  • 00:17:27.110 --> 00:17:29.020
  • AND YOU PROMISED US
  • 00:17:29.020 --> 00:17:30.160
  • YOUR PRESENCE.
  • 00:17:30.160 --> 00:17:31.270
  • SO I ASK RIGHT NOW
  • 00:17:31.270 --> 00:17:33.150
  • FOR ALL MY FRIENDS,
  • 00:17:33.150 --> 00:17:35.010
  • WHO ARE WATCHING
  • 00:17:35.010 --> 00:17:36.100
  • OR LISTENING IN,
  • 00:17:36.100 --> 00:17:37.210
  • LORD JESUS, WOULD YOU
  • 00:17:37.210 --> 00:17:39.180
  • GIVE US A FRESH AWARENESS
  • 00:17:39.180 --> 00:17:42.130
  • THAT YOU ARE WITH US
  • 00:17:42.130 --> 00:17:44.010
  • AND THAT YOU SPEAK PEACE
  • 00:17:44.010 --> 00:17:46.010
  • OVER OUR LIVES.
  • 00:17:46.010 --> 00:17:47.230
  • YOU SAY, "PEACE BE STILL."
  • 00:17:48.070 --> 00:17:51.070
  • AND I ASK IT IN JESUS' NAME.
  • 00:17:51.130 --> 00:17:54.130
  • AMEN.
  • 00:17:54.130 --> 00:17:55.230
  • I REALLY ENCOURAGE YOU,
  • 00:17:55.230 --> 00:17:57.000
  • FRIENDS, TO DO THAT.
  • 00:17:57.000 --> 00:17:58.010
  • GET YOURSELF A GOOD JOURNAL
  • 00:17:58.010 --> 00:18:00.120
  • AND JUST BEGIN THIS HABIT
  • 00:18:00.120 --> 00:18:02.190
  • OF WRITING DOWN YOUR CONCERNS
  • 00:18:02.190 --> 00:18:05.090
  • AND THEN TELLING GOD
  • 00:18:05.090 --> 00:18:06.240
  • ABOUT IT ALL,
  • 00:18:06.240 --> 00:18:08.110
  • LETTING THE FATHER KNOW
  • 00:18:08.110 --> 00:18:09.250
  • WHAT YOU NEED
  • 00:18:09.250 --> 00:18:11.190
  • AND THEN GIVING SPACE
  • 00:18:11.190 --> 00:18:13.010
  • FOR THANKSGIVING
  • 00:18:13.010 --> 00:18:14.270
  • FOR ALL HE HAS DONE.
  • 00:18:14.270 --> 00:18:17.190
  • IT REALLY MAKES A SHIFT
  • 00:18:17.190 --> 00:18:19.130
  • IN YOUR HEART AND YOUR MIND
  • 00:18:19.130 --> 00:18:22.030
  • AND CHRIST WANTS YOU
  • 00:18:22.030 --> 00:18:23.110
  • TO HAVE THAT.
  • 00:18:23.110 --> 00:18:25.020
  • HE WANTS YOU TO HAVE
  • 00:18:25.020 --> 00:18:26.170
  • HIS PEACE
  • 00:18:26.170 --> 00:18:27.290
  • NO MATTER WHAT IS GOING ON.
  • 00:18:27.290 --> 00:18:29.130
  • ONE OF THE PLACES THAT WE
  • 00:18:29.130 --> 00:18:30.280
  • SEE SO MUCH ANXIETY AND FEAR
  • 00:18:32.140 --> 00:18:35.140
  • IS WHEN WE TRAVEL
  • 00:18:35.140 --> 00:18:36.270
  • AROUND THE WORLD
  • 00:18:36.270 --> 00:18:37.290
  • TO WHERE YOUNG GIRLS
  • 00:18:37.290 --> 00:18:39.110
  • ARE BEING HELD
  • 00:18:39.110 --> 00:18:40.180
  • AGAINST THEIR WILL,
  • 00:18:40.180 --> 00:18:41.220
  • TRAPPED INTO A LIFE
  • 00:18:41.220 --> 00:18:43.060
  • AND EVEN AS THEY ARE
  • 00:18:45.020 --> 00:18:46.110
  • CRYING OUT FOR PEACE,
  • 00:18:46.110 --> 00:18:48.180
  • WE CAN HEAR THEIR CRY
  • 00:18:48.180 --> 00:18:50.210
  • AND YOU AND I CAN BE
  • 00:18:50.210 --> 00:18:52.170
  • AN ANSWER TO PRAYERS
  • 00:18:52.170 --> 00:18:54.070
  • THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW
  • 00:18:54.070 --> 00:18:55.100
  • HOW TO PRAY.
  • 00:18:55.100 --> 00:18:56.260
  • WE HAVE MET HUNDREDS
  • 00:18:56.260 --> 00:18:58.100
  • AND THOUSANDS OF THESE GIRLS,
  • 00:18:58.100 --> 00:19:00.120
  • JUST INNOCENT YOUNG GIRLS,
  • 00:19:00.120 --> 00:19:02.240
  • TOLD LIES, PROMISED A LIFE
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  • THAT THEY'RE NEVER
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  • GOING TO HAVE
  • 00:19:07.150 --> 00:19:08.170
  • AND THEN THEY FIND THEMSELVES
  • 00:19:08.170 --> 00:19:09.190
  • LITERALLY TRAPPED.
  • 00:19:09.190 --> 00:19:10.280
  • THIS IS OUR LAST WEEK
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  • OF OUR RESCUE MISSION.
  • 00:19:12.210 --> 00:19:14.240
  • WE CALL IT
  • 00:19:14.240 --> 00:19:15.280
  • "REACH, RESCUE, AND RESTORE. "
  • 00:19:15.280 --> 00:19:18.260
  • WE GO UP THE VILLAGES,
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  • UP INTO THE MOUNTAINS
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  • AND TEACH THEM WHAT TO AVOID.
  • 00:19:21.150 --> 00:19:23.140
  • "IF SOMEBODY TELLS YOU THIS,
  • 00:19:23.140 --> 00:19:24.200
  • IF SOMEBODY WANTS THIS,
  • 00:19:24.200 --> 00:19:25.250
  • RUN FOR YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:19:25.250 --> 00:19:27.000
  • STAY IN TWOS.
  • 00:19:27.000 --> 00:19:28.000
  • TAKE THE HAND OF A FRIEND.
  • 00:19:28.000 --> 00:19:29.050
  • DON'T WALK ALONE.
  • 00:19:29.050 --> 00:19:30.110
  • USE YOUR VOICE. RUN!"
  • 00:19:30.110 --> 00:19:32.160
  • SO THAT'S REACH .
  • 00:19:32.160 --> 00:19:34.080
  • THEN RESCUE ,
  • 00:19:34.080 --> 00:19:35.230
  • AND THAT'S WHAT OUR TEAMS DO.
  • 00:19:35.230 --> 00:19:37.010
  • THAT'S WHAT THEY DO
  • 00:19:37.010 --> 00:19:38.020
  • ON THE GROUND AT THE BORDER.
  • 00:19:38.020 --> 00:19:39.110
  • THEY LITERALLY
  • 00:19:39.110 --> 00:19:40.130
  • ARE SNATCHING THEM
  • 00:19:40.130 --> 00:19:41.170
  • WHEN THEY'RE 30 SECONDS AWAY
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  • FROM BEING FORCED INTO A LIFE
  • 00:19:42.270 --> 00:19:45.000
  • THAT IS VERY HARD TO ESCAPE.
  • 00:19:45.000 --> 00:19:46.210
  • BUT THEN WE HAVE
  • 00:19:46.210 --> 00:19:47.250
  • THIS WONDERFUL OTHER PART
  • 00:19:47.250 --> 00:19:49.050
  • FOR THEIR FUTURE, RESTORE,
  • 00:19:49.050 --> 00:19:51.250
  • WHERE WE CAN TAKE THEM
  • 00:19:51.250 --> 00:19:52.270
  • TO A PLACE
  • 00:19:52.270 --> 00:19:53.290
  • WHERE THEY CAN LEARN A SKILL,
  • 00:19:53.290 --> 00:19:55.030
  • WHERE THEY CAN BE TOLD,
  • 00:19:55.030 --> 00:19:56.040
  • "YOU ARE WORTH SOMETHING.
  • 00:19:56.040 --> 00:19:57.070
  • YOU HAVE VALUE."
  • 00:19:57.070 --> 00:19:58.290
  • THEN WE HAVE EARNED THE RIGHT
  • 00:19:58.290 --> 00:20:00.200
  • TO TELL THEM
  • 00:20:00.200 --> 00:20:01.230
  • THERE IS A GOD IN HEAVEN
  • 00:20:01.230 --> 00:20:03.160
  • WHO HEARD YOUR PRAYERS AND
  • 00:20:03.160 --> 00:20:05.190
  • WE ARE COMING IN HIS NAME.
  • 00:20:05.190 --> 00:20:08.040
  • I NEED YOU TO JOIN ME.
  • 00:20:08.040 --> 00:20:09.220
  • WILL YOU PLEASE HELP US?
  • 00:20:09.220 --> 00:20:11.090
  • LET'S GO BEYOND FEELING,
  • 00:20:11.090 --> 00:20:13.110
  • LET'S TAKE ACTION
  • 00:20:13.110 --> 00:20:14.210
  • BEHIND THE BRIGHT LIGHTS
  • 00:20:17.250 --> 00:20:19.220
  • THERE'S A DARKNESS WHERE A WORLD OF INNOCENCE IS LOST
  • 00:20:19.250 --> 00:20:22.040
  • AND ABUSE RUNS RAMPANT
  • 00:20:22.070 --> 00:20:24.040
  • SCARRING THE SOULS OF CHILDREN
  • 00:20:24.070 --> 00:20:26.040
  • WITH NO ONE AND NOWHERE TO TURN FOR HELP.
  • 00:20:26.070 --> 00:20:28.290
  • WITH BODIES BROKEN AND HOPES CRUSHED,
  • 00:20:29.020 --> 00:20:31.040
  • THESE YOUNG VICTIMS ARE TRAPPED
  • 00:20:31.070 --> 00:20:33.040
  • IN A NEVER-ENDING NIGHTMARE.
  • 00:20:33.070 --> 00:20:35.090
  • TODAY YOU CAN SHINE THE LIGHT OF GOD'S LOVE IN THIS DARK WORLD
  • 00:20:35.120 --> 00:20:38.220
  • TO REACH, RESCUE, AND RESTORE THESE YOUNG ONES
  • 00:20:38.250 --> 00:20:41.130
  • TO THE LIFE GOD DESIGNED FOR THEM TO LIVE.
  • 00:20:41.160 --> 00:20:44.200
  • WITH A GENEROUS $320.000 MATCHING GIFT,
  • 00:20:44.230 --> 00:20:47.240
  • NOW YOUR GIFT OF $128 TO HELP RESCUE A CHILD
  • 00:20:47.270 --> 00:20:50.290
  • CAN BE DOUBLED TO HELP TWO CHILDREN.
  • 00:20:51.020 --> 00:20:53.180
  • YOUR $64 GIFT WILL BE MATCHED TO HELP RESCUE ONE CHILD
  • 00:20:53.210 --> 00:20:56.160
  • FROM THE HORRORS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
  • 00:20:56.190 --> 00:20:58.160
  • AND A $32 MISSION RESCUE GIFT
  • 00:20:58.190 --> 00:21:00.220
  • WILL BE DOUBLED TO $64.
  • 00:21:00.250 --> 00:21:03.060
  • AND WITH YOUR DONATION OF ANY AMOUNT
  • 00:21:03.090 --> 00:21:05.060
  • WE'LL SEND YOU THE FAITH, HOPE, LOVE TEA TOWEL SET.
  • 00:21:05.090 --> 00:21:07.230
  • THESE BEAUTIFULLY WOVEN HAND TOWELS
  • 00:21:07.260 --> 00:21:09.230
  • ARE A WONDERFUL REMINDER
  • 00:21:09.260 --> 00:21:11.230
  • TO REMAIN STEADFAST IN FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE EACH DAY.
  • 00:21:11.260 --> 00:21:15.090
  • WITH YOUR GIFT OF $128 OR MORE
  • 00:21:15.120 --> 00:21:17.160
  • YOU'LL RECEIVE THE LIFE-GIVING PROVERBS JOURNAL
  • 00:21:17.190 --> 00:21:19.240
  • BOUND IN GENUINE LEATHER.
  • 00:21:19.270 --> 00:21:21.240
  • THIS JOURNAL IS FILLED WITH WISDOM
  • 00:21:21.270 --> 00:21:23.240
  • AND DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT FROM PROVERBS,
  • 00:21:23.270 --> 00:21:25.240
  • FEATURING LINED PAGES FOR YOUR PERSONAL NOTES
  • 00:21:25.270 --> 00:21:27.240
  • AS YOU REFLECT ON GODLY INSTRUCTION
  • 00:21:27.270 --> 00:21:29.240
  • TO SUCCESS IN LIFE.
  • 00:21:29.270 --> 00:21:31.240
  • FINALLY, PLEASE CONSIDER A GIFT OF $1.280
  • 00:21:31.270 --> 00:21:35.010
  • WHICH WILL NOW HELP RESCUE 20 CHILDREN!
  • 00:21:35.040 --> 00:21:37.080
  • AND YOU MAY REQUEST OUR BEAUTIFUL BRONZE SCULPTURE,
  • 00:21:37.110 --> 00:21:39.160
  • "SAFE IN THE SHEPHERD'S ARMS."
  • 00:21:39.190 --> 00:21:41.160
  • THIS IS THE LAST WEEK!
  • 00:21:41.190 --> 00:21:43.160
  • PLEASE CALL, WRITE, OR MAKE YOUR GIFT ONLINE.
  • 00:21:43.190 --> 00:21:46.150
  • Sheila: WE ARE BREAKING
  • 00:21:45.200 --> 00:21:48.200
  • THE CYCLE.
  • 00:21:48.200 --> 00:21:49.200
  • BUT THIS IS OUR LAST WEEK.
  • 00:21:49.200 --> 00:21:51.160
  • PLEASE HELP US.
  • 00:21:51.160 --> 00:21:52.210
  • HELP US TO REACH,
  • 00:21:52.210 --> 00:21:53.250
  • RESCUE, AND RESTORE
  • 00:21:53.250 --> 00:21:55.250
  • AS MANY GIRLS AS POSSIBLE.
  • 00:21:55.250 --> 00:21:57.270
  • THAT'S WHY
  • 00:21:57.270 --> 00:21:59.010
  • AS THE BODY OF CHRIST
  • 00:21:59.010 --> 00:22:00.100
  • WE'RE ON THIS EARTH
  • 00:22:00.100 --> 00:22:01.280
  • TO DO THE WORK OF CHRIST.
  • 00:22:01.280 --> 00:22:04.140
  • SO THANK YOU SO MUCH
  • 00:22:04.140 --> 00:22:06.020
  • FOR THE WAY YOU CARE,
  • 00:22:06.020 --> 00:22:07.070
  • THE WAY YOU PRAY,
  • 00:22:07.070 --> 00:22:08.140
  • AND THE WAY YOU GIVE.
  • 00:22:08.140 --> 00:22:09.160
  • FROM ALL OF US HERE
  • 00:22:09.160 --> 00:22:10.200
  • AT LIFE TODAY ,
  • 00:22:10.200 --> 00:22:11.200
  • WE LOVE YOU
  • 00:22:11.200 --> 00:22:12.230
  • ARE YOU HURTING AND BROKEN WITHIN?
  • 00:22:38.090 --> 00:22:43.040
  • OVERWHELMED BY THE WEIGHT OF YOUR SIN?
  • 00:22:43.070 --> 00:22:47.220
  • JESUS IS CALLING
  • 00:22:47.250 --> 00:22:51.160
  • HAVE YOU COME TO THE END OF YOURSELF?
  • 00:22:53.110 --> 00:22:58.050
  • DO YOU THIRST FOR A DRINK FROM THE WELL?
  • 00:22:58.080 --> 00:23:03.020
  • JESUS IS CALLING
  • 00:23:03.050 --> 00:23:06.120
  • O COME TO THE ALTAR
  • 00:23:10.040 --> 00:23:15.050
  • THE FATHER'S ARMS ARE OPEN WIDE
  • 00:23:15.080 --> 00:23:20.120
  • FORGIVENESS WAS BOUGHT WITH
  • 00:23:20.150 --> 00:23:25.110
  • THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:23:25.140 --> 00:23:32.140
  • LEAVE BEHIND YOUR REGRETS AND MISTAKES
  • 00:23:41.060 --> 00:23:46.210
  • COME TODAY, THERE'S NO REASON TO WAIT
  • 00:23:46.240 --> 00:23:51.160
  • JESUS IS CALLING
  • 00:23:51.190 --> 00:23:56.260
  • BRING YOUR SORROWS AND TRADE THEM FOR JOY
  • 00:23:56.290 --> 00:24:01.290
  • FROM THE ASHES, A NEW LIFE IS BORN
  • 00:24:02.020 --> 00:24:06.250
  • JESUS IS CALLING
  • 00:24:06.280 --> 00:24:10.030
  • O COME TO THE ALTAR
  • 00:24:14.000 --> 00:24:19.020
  • THE FATHER'S ARMS ARE OPEN WIDE
  • 00:24:19.050 --> 00:24:24.100
  • FORGIVENESS WAS BOUGHT WITH
  • 00:24:24.130 --> 00:24:29.130
  • THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:24:29.160 --> 00:24:34.270
  • O COME TO THE ALTAR
  • 00:24:35.000 --> 00:24:40.010
  • THE FATHER'S ARMS ARE OPEN WIDE
  • 00:24:40.040 --> 00:24:45.030
  • FORGIVENESS WAS BOUGHT WITH
  • 00:24:45.060 --> 00:24:50.050
  • THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:24:50.080 --> 00:24:55.240
  • WE WORSHIP YOU
  • 00:24:59.000 --> 00:25:02.010
  • OH WHAT A SAVIOR
  • 00:25:03.170 --> 00:25:08.180
  • ISN'T HE WONDERFUL?
  • 00:25:08.210 --> 00:25:13.230
  • SING HALLELUJAH, CHRIST IS RISEN
  • 00:25:13.260 --> 00:25:22.110
  • BOW DOWN BEFORE HIM
  • 00:25:24.090 --> 00:25:29.070
  • FOR HE IS LORD OF ALL
  • 00:25:29.100 --> 00:25:34.110
  • SING HALLELUJAH CHRIST IS RISEN
  • 00:25:34.140 --> 00:25:42.120
  • O COME TO THE ALTAR
  • 00:25:47.010 --> 00:25:51.270
  • THE FATHER'S ARMS ARE OPEN WIDE
  • 00:25:52.000 --> 00:25:57.030
  • FORGIVENESS WAS BOUGHT WITH
  • 00:25:57.060 --> 00:26:02.080
  • THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:26:02.110 --> 00:26:08.260
  • OH WHAT A SAVIOR
  • 00:26:15.170 --> 00:26:20.240
  • ISN'T HE WONDERFUL?
  • 00:26:20.270 --> 00:26:26.020
  • SING HALLELUJAH, CHRIST IS RISEN
  • 00:26:26.050 --> 00:26:34.140
  • BOW DOWN BEFORE HIM
  • 00:26:36.180 --> 00:26:42.000
  • FOR HE IS LORD OF ALL
  • 00:26:42.030 --> 00:26:47.080
  • SING HALLELUJAH CHRIST IS RISEN
  • 00:26:47.110 --> 00:26:56.050
  • MANY PEOPLE TODAY THINK THE BIBLE IS OUTDATED,
  • 00:27:02.160 --> 00:27:04.160
  • IRRELEVANT, AND IRRATIONAL.
  • 00:27:04.190 --> 00:27:06.160
  • DENNIS PRAGER USES REASON
  • 00:27:06.190 --> 00:27:08.160
  • TO DEMONSTRATE THE OPPOSITE - TOMORROW!
  • 00:27:08.190 --> 00:27:12.150
  • LIFE TODAY IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE SUPPORTERS OF LIFE OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL.
  • 00:27:12.180 --> 00:27:16.000
  • YOUR GIFT WILL BE USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE EXEMPT PURPOSES OF LIFE.
  • 00:27:16.030 --> 00:27:19.030
  • THE MINISTRY FEATURES SPECIFIC OUTREACHES
  • 00:27:19.060 --> 00:27:21.050
  • AS EXAMPLES OF THE PROGRAMS IT SUPPORTS AND CONDUCTS.
  • 00:27:21.080 --> 00:27:23.070
  • GIFTS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE WITHOUT RESTRICTION
  • 00:27:23.100 --> 00:27:25.090
  • AS TO USE UNLESS EXPLICITLY STIPULATED BY THE DONOR.
  • 00:27:25.120 --> 00:27:27.130
  • THE MINISTRY IS A MEMBER OF THE E.C.F.A.
  • 00:27:27.160 --> 00:27:29.230