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  • - ANNOUNCER: If you're looking
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  • to grow your faith
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  • and hear Biblical teaching
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  • to encourage and inspire you,
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  • this is a great place to start,
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  • but this is more than
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  • just a TV episode,
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  • it's an opportunity
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  • to connect with a growing
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  • community of believers,
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  • all over the world.
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  • It's as simple as joining us
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  • online each week
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  • for the live broadcast
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  • of our worship experiences,
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  • where you'll get to worship,
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  • hear incredible preaching,
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  • and get to participate
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  • in the community
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  • of people tuning in,
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  • just like yourself.
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  • Join us online this weekend
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  • - But it said,
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  • - But it said,"I am the bread of life.
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  • "I am the bread of life.Your forefathers ate the manna
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  • Your forefathers ate the mannain the desert yet they died,
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  • in the desert yet they died,but here the bread."
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  • but here the bread."Somebody say,
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  • Somebody say,"Here is the bread".
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  • "Here is the bread"."Here is the bread that comes
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  • "Here is the bread that comesdown from heaven which
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  • down from heaven whicha man may eat and not die."
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  • a man may eat and not die."I wanna use just
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  • I wanna use justas a title today,
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  • as a title today,"Expiration Date" and touch
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  • "Expiration Date" and touchsomebody next to you and say,
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  • somebody next to you and say,"Check the label."
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  • "Check the label."Amen, you may be seated.
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  • Amen, you may be seated.So crazy how you can think
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  • So crazy how you can thinkyou really know somebody
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  • you really know somebodyfor years and then they just
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  • for years and then they justdo something that makes you
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  • do something that makes youquestion everything you thought
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  • question everything you thoughtyou knew about 'em.
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  • you knew about 'em.You sound like you're
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  • You sound like you'regoing through something.
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  • going through something.Are they sitting next to you?
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  • Are they sitting next to you?I mean, I can tell you
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  • I mean, I can tell youHolly's favorite movies,
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  • Holly's favorite movies,favorite color,
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  • favorite color,her favorite stores,
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  • her favorite stores,her favorite brands within her
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  • her favorite brands within herfavorite stores,
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  • favorite stores,I know a lot of things
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  • I know a lot of thingsabout that woman.
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  • about that woman.I know her favorite books,
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  • I know her favorite books,audiobooks,
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  • audiobooks,I know her favorite book club
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  • I know her favorite book clubthat she's having this week,
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  • that she's having this week,what she's reading for
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  • what she's reading forher book club this week,
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  • her book club this week,but even sometimes
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  • but even sometimesin the context of a marriage
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  • in the context of a marriagethat you really think
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  • that you really thinkyou know somebody
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  • you know somebodythey will just shock you.
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  • they will just shock you.The other day she horrified me
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  • The other day she horrified mebecause I thought I knew her
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  • because I thought I knew herso well until I went
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  • so well until I wentinto the refrigerator.
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  • into the refrigerator.And I pulled out some cheese,
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  • And I pulled out some cheese,I was just gonna eat
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  • I was just gonna eata few blocks of cheddar
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  • a few blocks of cheddarfor my low-carb lifestyle,
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  • for my low-carb lifestyle,just for a snack
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  • just for a snackand I looked at it
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  • and I looked at itand it said it was expired
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  • and it said it was expiredthree months ago.
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  • three months ago.Fridge was so full you know,
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  • Fridge was so full you know,but I saw that,
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  • but I saw that,so as I'm going
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  • so as I'm goingto throw it away,
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  • to throw it away,she stands in front of me
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  • she stands in front of meand blocks me from putting
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  • and blocks me from puttingthe cheese, she says, "Oh,
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  • the cheese, she says, "Oh,you gotta smell it first."
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  • you gotta smell it first."And I'm like, "No baby, I don't,
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  • And I'm like, "No baby, I don't,it says right here on the label,
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  • it says right here on the label,it's expired."
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  • it's expired."And she says, "Oh,
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  • And she says, "Oh,I feed you expired food
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  • I feed you expired foodall the time."
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  • all the time."And she said,
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  • And she said,"The expiration date
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  • "The expiration dateis just a suggestion."
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  • is just a suggestion."I'm like, "The devil is a liar."
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  • I'm like, "The devil is a liar."Smell it, you know.
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  • Smell it, you know.You think you know somebody.
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  • You think you know somebody.Turns out they're poisoning you,
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  • Turns out they're poisoning you,trying to collect
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  • trying to collectthat life insurance,
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  • that life insurance,wanna see about that.
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  • wanna see about that.Term life insurance, but,
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  • Term life insurance, but,you know it really should be
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  • you know it really should bein your relationship with God
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  • in your relationship with Godthat you think you know Him,
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  • that you think you know Him,you think you know
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  • you think you knowwhat He's like,
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  • what He's like,and just as your life
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  • and just as your lifeexperiences accumulate
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  • experiences accumulateand just the ways
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  • and just the waysthat you witness Him
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  • that you witness Himworking in your life that you
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  • working in your life that youdidn't expect and that you
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  • didn't expect and that youdidn't predict and that did not
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  • didn't predict and that did notfit your preconceived notions
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  • fit your preconceived notionsof what God was like
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  • of what God was like18 years ago.
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  • 18 years ago.He doesn't change,
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  • He doesn't change,but the way that we see Him,
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  • but the way that we see Him,should.
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  • should.And must, it must expand,
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  • And must, it must expand,it must,
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  • it must,-- y'all won't like this word
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  • -- y'all won't like this word'cause y'all think it's like
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  • 'cause y'all think it's likean atheist word, evolve
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  • an atheist word, evolveto include the parts
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  • to include the partsof who He is
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  • of who He isthat we didn't know about
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  • that we didn't know aboutin our arrogance
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  • in our arroganceand our pride because
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  • and our pride becauseas we become broken
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  • as we become brokenby the trials of life,
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  • by the trials of life,it leaves spaces for God
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  • it leaves spaces for Godto get in and He couldn't get in
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  • to get in and He couldn't get inwhile we were all
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  • while we were allsealed up tight,
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  • sealed up tight,by thinking we were perfect.
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  • by thinking we were perfect.But then, when you
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  • But then, when youlive a little while --
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  • live a little while --wave at me in the back,
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  • wave at me in the back,when you live a little while,
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  • when you live a little while,you get about to that age
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  • you get about to that agewhere you start to say,
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  • where you start to say,"Why I thought I saw
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  • "Why I thought I saweverything.
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  • everything.I thought I knew who was
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  • I thought I knew who wasa good Christian and who wasn't.
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  • a good Christian and who wasn't.I thought I knew what God
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  • I thought I knew what Godwould always do and what God
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  • would always do and what Godwas always like."
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  • was always like."But He was just always
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  • But He was just alwayssurprising them in the person
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  • surprising them in the personof Jesus Christ
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  • of Jesus Christas He walked the earth.
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  • as He walked the earth.He was showing them
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  • He was showing themprogressively who He was
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  • progressively who He wasand He wasn't changing to be
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  • and He wasn't changing to besomething that He wasn't,
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  • something that He wasn't,they were just seeing
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  • they were just seeingwhat He had been all along.
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  • what He had been all along.That required a sort of rewiring
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  • That required a sort of rewiringbecause if you go off of
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  • because if you go off ofwhat they thought
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  • what they thoughtin the old testament,
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  • in the old testament,they saw a lot of wrath
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  • they saw a lot of wrathand vengeance because
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  • and vengeance becausethat was the way
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  • that was the waythey saw God through that lens,
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  • they saw God through that lens,but as you track through
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  • but as you track throughthe redemptive history,
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  • the redemptive history,the God of the Bible is
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  • the God of the Bible isrevealed as One who not only
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  • revealed as One who not onlyis full of love and full
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  • is full of love and fullof grace, but He is love,
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  • of grace, but He is love,He is grace.
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  • He is grace.See, it doesn't say
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  • See, it doesn't sayGod has love, God is love.
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  • God has love, God is love.We beheld His glory,
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  • We beheld His glory,the glory as the only begotten
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  • the glory as the only begottenof the father full of grace
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  • of the father full of graceand truth.
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  • and truth.He was always full of grace
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  • He was always full of graceand truth;
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  • and truth;we just beheld it
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  • we just beheld itin the person of Christ.
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  • in the person of Christ.But it's progressive and there
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  • But it's progressive and thereis a reason that God does not
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  • is a reason that God does notshow you everything
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  • show you everythingall at once.
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  • all at once.It's called mercy.
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  • It's called mercy.If He showed you
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  • If He showed youthe whole thing, you would die,
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  • the whole thing, you would die,you would give up,
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  • you would give up,you would quit and you would be
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  • you would quit and you would beso overwhelmed so because
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  • so overwhelmed so becauseHe is kind
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  • He is kindand because He is wise,
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  • and because He is wise,He progressively shows you
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  • He progressively shows youHimself and He progressively
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  • Himself and He progressivelyshows you His purpose
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  • shows you His purposefor your life.
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  • for your life.So you can't figure it out,
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  • So you can't figure it out,all at once.
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  • all at once.And if you were a planner,
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  • And if you were a planner,a.k.a. control freak,
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  • a.k.a. control freak,this will stress you out.
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  • this will stress you out.It stressed the disciples out;
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  • It stressed the disciples out;He would not tell them
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  • He would not tell themeverything.
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  • everything.They would show up to preach,
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  • They would show up to preach,He'd be, "Hey I'mma preach
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  • He'd be, "Hey I'mma preacha little bit."
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  • a little bit."In fact, it's worst than that.
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  • In fact, it's worst than that.Okay, John 6, He's like,
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  • Okay, John 6, He's like,"Let's get away.
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  • "Let's get away.John the Baptist has
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  • John the Baptist hasjust been beheaded;
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  • just been beheaded;things are going crazy,
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  • things are going crazy,let's get away."
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  • let's get away."He didn't tell 'em there'd be
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  • He didn't tell 'em there'd bea crowd waiting
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  • a crowd waitingon the other side.
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  • on the other side.Not 'cause He didn't know,
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  • Not 'cause He didn't know,but probably 'cause He knew
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  • but probably 'cause He knewthey wouldn't go with Him
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  • they wouldn't go with Himif they knew;
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  • if they knew;so some things God does
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  • so some things God doesnot show you about
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  • not show you aboutwhat's waiting for you
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  • what's waiting for youon the other side
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  • on the other sidebecause He knows you won't go
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  • because He knows you won't goif He tells you what's there.
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  • if He tells you what's there.So He'll get you there
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  • So He'll get you thereand then show you the reason
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  • and then show you the reasonthat He came to begin with.
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  • that He came to begin with.Well, He starts healing people,
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  • Well, He starts healing people,right?
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  • right?He started blessing,
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  • He started blessing,He starts teaching,
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  • He starts teaching,it gets late,
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  • it gets late,the disciples..."
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  • the disciples..."-- I know you've heard this
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  • -- I know you've heard thisstory before even if you've
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  • story before even if you'veonly gone to church once,
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  • only gone to church once,it's like all of fame
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  • it's like all of fameBible story --
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  • Bible story --5000 men, women and children,
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  • 5000 men, women and children,5 loaves of bread, 2 fish,
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  • 5 loaves of bread, 2 fish,one little boy,
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  • one little boy,who Peter beat up
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  • who Peter beat upand took his lunch --
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  • and took his lunch --I put that in,
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  • I put that in,it's a speculation,
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  • it's a speculation,just thinking about how
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  • just thinking about howthat boy gave his lunch,
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  • that boy gave his lunch,I have kids, I've never
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  • I have kids, I've neverseen them volunteer
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  • seen them volunteeror give anything
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  • or give anythingto the Lord and so,
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  • to the Lord and so,or anybody -- but there's this
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  • or anybody -- but there's thissense in which they were
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  • sense in which they weregleaning what they could about
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  • gleaning what they could aboutthe identity of this Christ
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  • the identity of this Christthat they chose to follow
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  • that they chose to followby the activities
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  • by the activitiesthat they saw Him do.
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  • that they saw Him do.And yet what got confusing
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  • And yet what got confusingwas that a lot of times people
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  • was that a lot of times peoplewould get so caught up
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  • would get so caught upin what He did
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  • in what He didthat they would miss
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  • that they would missthe point of who He was.
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  • the point of who He was.So John gives us
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  • So John gives usseven statements
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  • seven statementsin his Gospel alone
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  • in his Gospel alonethat he collects
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  • that he collectsthat start with,
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  • that start with,the name of God that was
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  • the name of God that wasrevealed to Moses at
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  • revealed to Moses atthe Burning bush, "I Am,"
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  • the Burning bush, "I Am,"this is the first one.
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  • this is the first one."I am the bread of life"
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  • "I am the bread of life"and how many are grateful
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  • and how many are gratefulthat the first thing that
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  • that the first thing thatJesus wanted to be
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  • Jesus wanted to beidentified with
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  • identified withwas sustenance.
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  • was sustenance.Carbohydrates.
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  • Carbohydrates.How many are grateful
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  • How many are gratefulthat the first thing
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  • that the first thingHe wanted you to know is,
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  • He wanted you to know is,I am not only your provider,
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  • I am not only your provider,I am your provision,
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  • I am your provision,if I'm just your provider,
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  • if I'm just your provider,then you need what
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  • then you need whatcomes from My hand,
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  • comes from My hand,but if I am your provision,
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  • but if I am your provision,you can trust My heart to know
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  • you can trust My heart to knowthat even if it's not
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  • that even if it's notcoming your way,
  • 00:08:28.460 --> 00:08:30.295
  • coming your way,everything you need for life
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  • everything you need for lifeand Godliness is in me,
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  • and Godliness is in me,I am the bread of life.
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  • I am the bread of life.I am the light of the world.
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  • I am the light of the world.If you can't see
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  • If you can't seeyour next step, it's alright,
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  • your next step, it's alright,I'll give you enough light
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  • I'll give you enough lightfor the next step
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  • for the next stepthat I've called you to take.
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  • that I've called you to take.Not the next 1500,
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  • Not the next 1500,it is a progressive revelation,
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  • it is a progressive revelation,I am the gate,
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  • I am the gate,that means you come in
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  • that means you come inthrough Me,
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  • through Me,you go out through Me.
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  • you go out through Me.Church is not the gate,
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  • Church is not the gate,other people are not the gate,
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  • other people are not the gate,they don't get to decide
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  • they don't get to decidewhat your life becomes
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  • what your life becomesor what it doesn't;
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  • or what it doesn't;I am the gate,
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  • I am the gate,I am the good shepherd,
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  • I am the good shepherd,I will lead you through
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  • I will lead you throughthe valley of
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  • the valley ofthe shadow of death,
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  • the shadow of death,it's just a shadow because
  • 00:09:04.930 --> 00:09:06.464
  • it's just a shadow becauseI am the resurrection
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  • I am the resurrectionand the life,
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  • and the life,even the things that
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  • even the things thathave died in your life
  • 00:09:09.935 --> 00:09:11.937
  • have died in your lifeare subject to resurrection,
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  • are subject to resurrection,I serve notice on dead bones,
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  • I serve notice on dead bones,if the breath of God hits
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  • if the breath of God hitsthe bones in the valley,
  • 00:09:17.175 --> 00:09:18.510
  • the bones in the valley,they have to rise up
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  • they have to rise upand live in the name
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  • and live in the nameof the Lord.
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  • of the Lord.I am the vine, the true vine;
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  • I am the vine, the true vine;there's imitators,
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  • there's imitators,there's substitutes,
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  • there's substitutes,but they can't sustain you;
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  • but they can't sustain you;I am the bread of life.
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  • I am the bread of life.And in order
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  • And in orderto get them to see it,
  • 00:09:34.659 --> 00:09:35.293
  • to get them to see it,He has to bring them
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  • He has to bring themall the way back
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  • all the way backto their experiences
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  • to their experiencesand many of these experiences
  • 00:09:40.498 --> 00:09:42.300
  • and many of these experienceshappen before
  • 00:09:42.300 --> 00:09:45.036
  • happen beforethey were ever around.
  • 00:09:45.036 --> 00:09:46.571
  • they were ever around.And in order to get you
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  • And in order to get youto see that God
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  • to see that Godis your provider,
  • 00:09:48.773 --> 00:09:50.475
  • is your provider,I wanna show you something
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  • I wanna show you somethingfrom Exodus 16 that really
  • 00:09:53.311 --> 00:09:55.380
  • from Exodus 16 that reallyspeaks to me about
  • 00:09:55.380 --> 00:09:57.682
  • speaks to me abouthow in some seasons of my life,
  • 00:09:57.682 --> 00:09:59.117
  • how in some seasons of my life,I feel like the demand
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  • I feel like the demandis greater than the supply.
  • 00:10:02.253 --> 00:10:02.821
  • is greater than the supply.The disciples weren't
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  • The disciples weren'tthe first one that
  • 00:10:04.856 --> 00:10:06.858
  • the first one thatgot put in a situation
  • 00:10:06.858 --> 00:10:09.694
  • got put in a situationthat was too much for them.
  • 00:10:09.694 --> 00:10:10.895
  • that was too much for them.So I'm preaching to people
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  • So I'm preaching to peoplewho are looking at too much
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  • who are looking at too muchin an area of your life today
  • 00:10:14.733 --> 00:10:15.367
  • in an area of your life todayand I believe
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  • and I believeif nothing other than the device
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  • if nothing other than the devicethat is in your pocket,
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  • that is in your pocket,we are living in a time
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  • we are living in a timeof too much,
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  • of too much,too much information,
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  • too much information,they're showing us
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  • they're showing usnow though studies
  • 00:10:27.445 --> 00:10:29.180
  • now though studieson compassion fatigue
  • 00:10:29.180 --> 00:10:30.315
  • on compassion fatiguethat by knowing everything
  • 00:10:30.315 --> 00:10:32.117
  • that by knowing everythingbad that happens in the world,
  • 00:10:32.117 --> 00:10:33.485
  • bad that happens in the world,we are becoming unable
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  • we are becoming unableto mobilize to do anything
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  • to mobilize to do anythingabout the real things
  • 00:10:36.254 --> 00:10:37.255
  • about the real thingsthat we can affect,
  • 00:10:37.255 --> 00:10:38.823
  • that we can affect,because we are so overwhelmed
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  • because we are so overwhelmedwith too much.
  • 00:10:41.459 --> 00:10:42.961
  • with too much.Too much, the disciples
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  • Too much, the disciplessaw the crowds, they said,
  • 00:10:44.629 --> 00:10:46.297
  • saw the crowds, they said,"It's getting late, Jesus."
  • 00:10:46.297 --> 00:10:47.032
  • "It's getting late, Jesus."This is John 6,
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  • This is John 6,before He said
  • 00:10:47.532 --> 00:10:48.667
  • before He saidI'm the bread of life,
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  • I'm the bread of life,this is what lead up
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  • this is what lead upto that statement,
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  • to that statement,this is the story behind
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  • this is the story behindthe statement,
  • 00:10:52.170 --> 00:10:53.038
  • the statement,He wasn't just saying
  • 00:10:53.038 --> 00:10:54.506
  • He wasn't just sayingsomething out of context,
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  • something out of context,He took the bread
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  • He took the breadand multiplied it
  • 00:10:56.374 --> 00:10:57.676
  • and multiplied itand everybody was fed,
  • 00:10:57.676 --> 00:10:59.044
  • and everybody was fed,but before that happened,
  • 00:10:59.044 --> 00:11:00.712
  • but before that happened,the disciples tendency
  • 00:11:00.712 --> 00:11:01.813
  • the disciples tendencywas like the same tendency
  • 00:11:01.813 --> 00:11:02.614
  • was like the same tendencythat we have when it's just
  • 00:11:02.614 --> 00:11:07.085
  • that we have when it's justtoo much, "Send them away."
  • 00:11:07.085 --> 00:11:08.953
  • too much, "Send them away."It's just too much,
  • 00:11:08.953 --> 00:11:10.955
  • It's just too much,I can't fix it all;
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  • I can't fix it all;it's too much debt,
  • 00:11:12.724 --> 00:11:14.392
  • it's too much debt,financially.
  • 00:11:14.392 --> 00:11:15.060
  • financially.I don't even know where
  • 00:11:15.060 --> 00:11:16.261
  • I don't even know whereto start digging out of this.
  • 00:11:16.261 --> 00:11:19.431
  • to start digging out of this.It's just too much,
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  • It's just too much,it's too much on my schedule,
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  • it's too much on my schedule,it's too much
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  • it's too muchand then if the spirit
  • 00:11:27.005 --> 00:11:28.540
  • and then if the spiritof too much stays
  • 00:11:28.540 --> 00:11:29.607
  • of too much stayson you too long,
  • 00:11:29.607 --> 00:11:30.775
  • on you too long,it'll become the spirit
  • 00:11:30.775 --> 00:11:35.213
  • it'll become the spiritof not enough.
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  • of not enough.And so then you start
  • 00:11:36.247 --> 00:11:38.516
  • And so then you startevaluating your potential
  • 00:11:38.516 --> 00:11:39.951
  • evaluating your potentialon the basis of
  • 00:11:39.951 --> 00:11:41.920
  • on the basis ofyour experiences.
  • 00:11:41.920 --> 00:11:44.723
  • your experiences.And what God is so good at
  • 00:11:44.723 --> 00:11:45.523
  • And what God is so good atin moments like these
  • 00:11:45.523 --> 00:11:46.725
  • in moments like thesein our lives,
  • 00:11:46.725 --> 00:11:47.358
  • in our lives,if you're in a moment
  • 00:11:47.358 --> 00:11:48.960
  • if you're in a momentlike that in your life,
  • 00:11:48.960 --> 00:11:49.861
  • like that in your life,and I know I certainly have
  • 00:11:49.861 --> 00:11:52.163
  • and I know I certainly havebeen where you start sending
  • 00:11:52.163 --> 00:11:53.965
  • been where you start sendingopportunities away,
  • 00:11:53.965 --> 00:11:54.532
  • opportunities away,because you don't believe
  • 00:11:54.532 --> 00:11:55.300
  • because you don't believeyou have the resource
  • 00:11:55.300 --> 00:11:56.000
  • you have the resourceto meet the need,
  • 00:11:56.000 --> 00:11:56.601
  • to meet the need,you can relate
  • 00:11:56.601 --> 00:11:57.869
  • you can relatewith this passage,
  • 00:11:57.869 --> 00:11:58.403
  • with this passage,and statement,
  • 00:11:58.403 --> 00:12:02.040
  • and statement,"I am the bread of life."
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  • "I am the bread of life."So recently,
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  • So recently,and I'mma share with you
  • 00:12:04.042 --> 00:12:05.243
  • and I'mma share with youExodus 16 in a minute,
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  • Exodus 16 in a minute,I didn't forget.
  • 00:12:06.978 --> 00:12:08.947
  • I didn't forget.But I started noticing
  • 00:12:08.947 --> 00:12:11.416
  • But I started noticingthat I was turning down things
  • 00:12:11.416 --> 00:12:11.850
  • that I was turning down thingsthat I believe
  • 00:12:11.850 --> 00:12:14.052
  • that I believeGod wanted me to do,
  • 00:12:14.052 --> 00:12:15.887
  • God wanted me to do,but it wasn't even because
  • 00:12:15.887 --> 00:12:18.256
  • but it wasn't even becauseI was too busy to do them,
  • 00:12:18.256 --> 00:12:19.524
  • I was too busy to do them,I started to feel like
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  • I started to feel likeI don't have enough
  • 00:12:20.325 --> 00:12:22.594
  • I don't have enoughto give and it started
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  • to give and it startedscaring me that maybe
  • 00:12:24.429 --> 00:12:25.463
  • scaring me that maybeI was gonna get out there
  • 00:12:25.463 --> 00:12:27.499
  • I was gonna get out thereto try to do it and I wouldn't
  • 00:12:27.499 --> 00:12:28.700
  • to try to do it and I wouldn'thave what people expected me
  • 00:12:28.700 --> 00:12:30.368
  • have what people expected meto have so I started
  • 00:12:30.368 --> 00:12:32.137
  • to have so I startedto send stuff away
  • 00:12:32.137 --> 00:12:32.804
  • to send stuff awaythat God was trying
  • 00:12:32.804 --> 00:12:34.806
  • that God was tryingto bring to be to multiply
  • 00:12:34.806 --> 00:12:36.541
  • to bring to be to multiplyHis provision and to use me,
  • 00:12:36.541 --> 00:12:38.610
  • His provision and to use me,which is what I wanted.
  • 00:12:38.610 --> 00:12:39.511
  • which is what I wanted.But when you stay in
  • 00:12:39.511 --> 00:12:41.446
  • But when you stay inthe spirit of too much,
  • 00:12:41.446 --> 00:12:42.147
  • the spirit of too much,long enough,
  • 00:12:42.147 --> 00:12:44.649
  • long enough,it becomes a deep feeling of
  • 00:12:44.649 --> 00:12:46.217
  • it becomes a deep feeling ofnot enough and I believe that
  • 00:12:46.217 --> 00:12:47.519
  • not enough and I believe thatI'm looking at people today,
  • 00:12:47.519 --> 00:12:48.653
  • I'm looking at people today,I believe it's a cultural
  • 00:12:48.653 --> 00:12:50.588
  • I believe it's a culturalepidemic that we have never
  • 00:12:50.588 --> 00:12:51.856
  • epidemic that we have neverbeen in a time where we have
  • 00:12:51.856 --> 00:12:54.692
  • been in a time where we havefelt more deprived and depleted
  • 00:12:54.692 --> 00:12:55.360
  • felt more deprived and depletedand insufficient
  • 00:12:55.360 --> 00:12:57.028
  • and insufficientto face life challenges because
  • 00:12:57.028 --> 00:12:59.130
  • to face life challenges becausewe are constantly exposed
  • 00:12:59.130 --> 00:12:59.597
  • we are constantly exposedto the world's
  • 00:12:59.597 --> 00:13:05.170
  • to the world'sentire need all at once.
  • 00:13:05.170 --> 00:13:07.639
  • entire need all at once.So Jesus says,
  • 00:13:07.639 --> 00:13:10.775
  • So Jesus says,"Your fathers ate manna
  • 00:13:10.775 --> 00:13:12.844
  • "Your fathers ate mannain the wilderness,
  • 00:13:12.844 --> 00:13:13.611
  • in the wilderness,last week,
  • 00:13:13.611 --> 00:13:15.847
  • last week,I talked about the wideness
  • 00:13:15.847 --> 00:13:16.981
  • I talked about the widenessand I talked about finding
  • 00:13:16.981 --> 00:13:19.751
  • and I talked about findingyour water in dry places.
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  • your water in dry places.That God will always put a rock
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  • That God will always put a rockwhere water will come from,
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  • where water will come from,even in the driest most
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  • even in the driest mostdifficult seasons of your life
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  • difficult seasons of your lifeand how that when you're too
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  • and how that when you're toohungry or too thirsty,
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  • hungry or too thirsty,you become susceptible
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  • you become susceptibleto substitutes,
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  • to substitutes,which is why you can be tempted
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  • which is why you can be temptedto turn stones into bread.
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  • to turn stones into bread.The wilderness passage
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  • The wilderness passagewhich Jesus demonstrated by
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  • which Jesus demonstrated byovercoming temptation
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  • overcoming temptationand the nation of Israel
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  • and the nation of Israelsuccumbing temptation
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  • succumbing temptationis mentioned in Exodus 16,
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  • is mentioned in Exodus 16,remember that they came
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  • remember that they camethrough the Red Sea,
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  • through the Red Sea,they had been in Egypt
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  • they had been in Egyptfor a long time,
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  • for a long time,suffering under slavery
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  • suffering under slaveryand after they came
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  • and after they camethrough the Red Sea,
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  • through the Red Sea,they dwelt in a place
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  • they dwelt in a placecalled the wilderness.
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  • called the wilderness.That wasn't the name of it;
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  • That wasn't the name of it;it was several stops
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  • it was several stopsalong the way.
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  • along the way.For a little while after they
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  • For a little while after theyleft Egypt apparently they
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  • left Egypt apparently theyhad some snack packs,
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  • had some snack packs,but at the point
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  • but at the pointthat the food ran out,
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  • that the food ran out,they were caught
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  • they were caughtin an interesting situation,
  • 00:14:13.404 --> 00:14:14.372
  • in an interesting situation,just like the disciples
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  • just like the disciplesin John 6 where we're in
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  • in John 6 where we're inthe remote place
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  • the remote placeand we don't have enough
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  • and we don't have enoughto do what we need to do
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  • to do what we need to doand I want you to look at
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  • and I want you to look atthe Scripture because
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  • the Scripture becauseit's kind of a test that some
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  • it's kind of a test that someof you are dealing with
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  • of you are dealing withright now,
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  • right now,the "Do you trust me now test."
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  • the "Do you trust me now test."You get so many opportunities
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  • You get so many opportunitiesin your life to trust God again
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  • in your life to trust God againand every time you trust Him
  • 00:14:36.227 --> 00:14:37.095
  • and every time you trust Himon a different level
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  • on a different leveland a different scenario,
  • 00:14:38.897 --> 00:14:40.598
  • and a different scenario,you see a different dimension
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  • you see a different dimensionof who He is
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  • of who He isand what He can do.
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  • and what He can do.Now look at this in Exodus 16,
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  • Now look at this in Exodus 16,if I can ever find it,
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  • if I can ever find it,yeah, here it says,
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  • yeah, here it says,"The whole Israelite community
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  • "The whole Israelite community-- right there in verse 1 --
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  • -- right there in verse 1 --"The whole Israelite community
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  • "The whole Israelite communityset out from Elim and came
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  • set out from Elim and cameto the Desert of Sin,
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  • to the Desert of Sin,which is between Elim and Sinai,
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  • which is between Elim and Sinai,on the fifteenth day
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  • on the fifteenth dayof the second month
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  • of the second monthafter they had
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  • after they hadcome out of Egypt."
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  • come out of Egypt."Where they had been
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  • Where they had beenfor 430 years in Egypt,
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  • for 430 years in Egypt,where they initially went
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  • where they initially wentto escape a famine
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  • to escape a faminethat was in Canaan,
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  • that was in Canaan,but then in Egypt,
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  • but then in Egypt,the place where they went
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  • the place where they wentto escape the famine,
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  • to escape the famine,became the place where they
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  • became the place where theywere enslaved by Pharaoh,
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  • were enslaved by Pharaoh,we dealt with that last week,
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  • we dealt with that last week,watch the message,
  • 00:15:20.705 --> 00:15:21.306
  • watch the message,it's free on YouTube
  • 00:15:21.306 --> 00:15:22.206
  • it's free on YouTubeand you have no excuse
  • 00:15:22.206 --> 00:15:23.274
  • and you have no excusenot to watch it,
  • 00:15:23.274 --> 00:15:24.208
  • not to watch it,download the podcast,
  • 00:15:24.208 --> 00:15:24.976
  • download the podcast,download the app
  • 00:15:24.976 --> 00:15:26.144
  • download the appand watch the message,
  • 00:15:26.144 --> 00:15:28.246
  • and watch the message,but where it brings us to,
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  • but where it brings us to,is they're out of Egypt,
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  • is they're out of Egypt,but they're not into Canaan,
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  • but they're not into Canaan,they're in a place where
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  • they're in a place wherethey need God's provision,
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  • they need God's provision,but they have not fully
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  • but they have not fullyaccessed the promise of God.
  • 00:15:38.423 --> 00:15:40.491
  • accessed the promise of God.I call this the disappointment
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  • I call this the disappointmentof deliverance,
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  • of deliverance,it's when God brings you
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  • it's when God brings youout of something,
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  • out of something,but not all the way
  • 00:15:45.363 --> 00:15:47.198
  • but not all the wayinto anything either.
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  • into anything either.It's when you raise your hand
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  • It's when you raise your handto receive Christ and you
  • 00:15:50.601 --> 00:15:51.703
  • to receive Christ and youstill have issues
  • 00:15:51.703 --> 00:15:53.371
  • still have issueswith your anger.
  • 00:15:53.371 --> 00:15:54.605
  • with your anger.It's when you believe God
  • 00:15:54.605 --> 00:15:56.407
  • It's when you believe Godtouched you during worship
  • 00:15:56.407 --> 00:15:57.842
  • touched you during worshipand you still have bursitis
  • 00:15:57.842 --> 00:15:58.443
  • and you still have bursitisin your right knee
  • 00:15:58.443 --> 00:16:00.011
  • in your right kneewhen you go home.
  • 00:16:00.011 --> 00:16:00.912
  • when you go home.It's when God makes you
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  • It's when God makes youa promise and speaks a word
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  • a promise and speaks a wordconcerning your daughter
  • 00:16:04.082 --> 00:16:05.583
  • concerning your daughterand her attitude gets worse
  • 00:16:05.583 --> 00:16:06.884
  • and her attitude gets worseon Tuesday than it was
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  • on Tuesday than it waslast Wednesday.
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  • last Wednesday.It's the disappointment of
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  • It's the disappointment ofdeliverance when He brings you
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  • deliverance when He brings youout, brings you through,
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  • out, brings you through,brings your forward,
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  • brings your forward,but now they're in a stuck
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  • but now they're in a stuckplace really to wonder,
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  • place really to wonder,what will we eat and they
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  • what will we eat and theydon't pass the test because
  • 00:16:20.398 --> 00:16:21.766
  • don't pass the test becauseinstead of gratitude
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  • instead of gratitudefor the grace of God
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  • for the grace of Godthat brought them this far,
  • 00:16:24.302 --> 00:16:25.470
  • that brought them this far,they begin to grumble
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  • they begin to grumbleabout what's ahead.
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  • about what's ahead.Now, this is in Bible times.
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  • Now, this is in Bible times.We don't deal with this anymore.
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  • We don't deal with this anymore.You know the Bible's outdated.
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  • You know the Bible's outdated.Times have changed,
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  • Times have changed,but they came out of Egypt,
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  • but they came out of Egypt,watch this
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  • watch thiswhen the expiration date
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  • when the expiration dateon their season of suffering
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  • on their season of sufferinghad reached the ears of heaven.
  • 00:16:53.197 --> 00:16:54.499
  • had reached the ears of heaven.Everything you go through
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  • Everything you go throughin your life, everything that,
  • 00:16:57.135 --> 00:16:58.770
  • in your life, everything that,even the enemy does
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  • even the enemy doesin your life,
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  • in your life,anything you do to yourself
  • 00:17:01.372 --> 00:17:02.874
  • anything you do to yourselfin your life,
  • 00:17:02.874 --> 00:17:05.643
  • in your life,it can't go on forever.
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  • it can't go on forever.And here's why
  • 00:17:06.110 --> 00:17:08.079
  • And here's whyit can't go on forever.
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  • it can't go on forever.Because you are not in charge
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  • Because you are not in chargeof the calendar of events
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  • of the calendar of eventsof the purpose of God
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  • of the purpose of Godin the world.
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  • in the world.So, even if the devil
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  • So, even if the devilis messing with you
  • 00:17:17.889 --> 00:17:18.956
  • is messing with youin your mind,
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  • in your mind,even if the devil is messing
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  • even if the devil is messingwith you in your family,
  • 00:17:21.759 --> 00:17:23.394
  • with you in your family,he can't just mess with you
  • 00:17:23.394 --> 00:17:25.229
  • he can't just mess with youfor as long as he wants,
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  • for as long as he wants,as much as he wants.
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  • as much as he wants.God had to give the devil
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  • God had to give the devilpermission to hurt Job.
  • 00:17:31.669 --> 00:17:33.404
  • permission to hurt Job.He didn't just get to do what
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  • He didn't just get to do whathe wanted to do for as long
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  • he wanted to do for as longas he wanted to do it, God said,
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  • as he wanted to do it, God said,"Now that's enough."
  • 00:17:37.642 --> 00:17:38.209
  • "Now that's enough."Somebody shout,
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  • Somebody shout,"That's enough."
  • 00:17:39.977 --> 00:17:41.312
  • "That's enough."When God saw His people
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  • When God saw His peoplestruggling in Egyptian slavery
  • 00:17:43.414 --> 00:17:45.149
  • struggling in Egyptian slaveryat a certain point He said,
  • 00:17:45.149 --> 00:17:46.584
  • at a certain point He said,"Now that's enough."
  • 00:17:46.584 --> 00:17:47.351
  • "Now that's enough."And when He spoke
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  • And when He spoketo Moses He said,
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  • to Moses He said,"I've seen my people
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  • "I've seen my peoplemistreated and I see
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  • mistreated and I seehow their backs are breaking
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  • how their backs are breakingwith heavy labor
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  • with heavy laborand I hear how they're
  • 00:17:54.292 --> 00:17:55.426
  • and I hear how they'recrying out to Me
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  • crying out to Meand that's enough
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  • and that's enoughand I came down
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  • and I came downto deliver My people
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  • to deliver My peopleand bring them out of Egypt;
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  • and bring them out of Egypt;every season of suffering,
  • 00:18:02.300 --> 00:18:03.935
  • every season of suffering,every season of struggle
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  • every season of strugglehas an expiration date."
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  • has an expiration date."God is sovereign,
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  • God is sovereign,God is in charge;
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  • God is in charge;the enemy doesn't run my life.
  • 00:18:19.083 --> 00:18:21.619
  • the enemy doesn't run my life.So when that ended
  • 00:18:21.619 --> 00:18:23.521
  • So when that endedand a month passed,
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  • and a month passed,they've come through
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  • they've come throughthe Red Sea,
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  • the Red Sea,but now they need
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  • but now they needsomething to eat
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  • something to eatand this is why I thought
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  • and this is why I thoughtJesus brought it up to say,
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  • Jesus brought it up to say,"I am the bread of life.
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  • "I am the bread of life.Just like I did it then,
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  • Just like I did it then,watch this, just like
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  • watch this, just likeI did it that period of time,
  • 00:18:40.104 --> 00:18:40.771
  • I did it that period of time,just like I took
  • 00:18:40.771 --> 00:18:43.841
  • just like I tookcare of you before,
  • 00:18:43.841 --> 00:18:44.842
  • care of you before,just like you didn't know
  • 00:18:44.842 --> 00:18:45.776
  • just like you didn't knowhow before
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  • how beforeand I did somehow, I am.
  • 00:18:50.248 --> 00:18:53.484
  • and I did somehow, I am.Just like I was, I am.
  • 00:18:53.484 --> 00:18:56.154
  • Just like I was, I am.And just like I am, I will be."
  • 00:18:56.154 --> 00:18:56.888
  • And just like I am, I will be."I haven't been giving y'all
  • 00:18:56.888 --> 00:18:57.788
  • I haven't been giving y'allany love this whole sermon
  • 00:18:57.788 --> 00:19:00.224
  • any love this whole sermonbutler this section fifth row,
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  • butler this section fifth row,this section, I am,
  • 00:19:02.293 --> 00:19:04.662
  • this section, I am,I was, I will be.
  • 00:19:04.662 --> 00:19:06.230
  • I was, I will be.I am, I was.
  • 00:19:06.230 --> 00:19:07.098
  • I am, I was.How you know I am?
  • 00:19:07.098 --> 00:19:08.132
  • How you know I am?'Cause I was.
  • 00:19:08.132 --> 00:19:09.734
  • 'Cause I was.How do you know I will be,
  • 00:19:09.734 --> 00:19:10.501
  • How do you know I will be,'cause I am.
  • 00:19:10.501 --> 00:19:11.469
  • 'cause I am.How do you know I am?
  • 00:19:11.469 --> 00:19:12.436
  • How do you know I am?'Cause I was.
  • 00:19:12.436 --> 00:19:13.771
  • 'Cause I was.There is a testimony
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  • There is a testimonyin your life
  • 00:19:15.039 --> 00:19:16.874
  • in your lifeto the faithfulness of God
  • 00:19:16.874 --> 00:19:17.975
  • to the faithfulness of Godthat will enable you
  • 00:19:17.975 --> 00:19:22.380
  • that will enable youto trust Him in this season.
  • 00:19:22.380 --> 00:19:23.681
  • to trust Him in this season.And you just get to do it
  • 00:19:23.681 --> 00:19:25.149
  • And you just get to do itover and over again,
  • 00:19:25.149 --> 00:19:27.151
  • over and over again,if you trust God with one test,
  • 00:19:27.151 --> 00:19:27.752
  • if you trust God with one test,you get to trust Him
  • 00:19:27.752 --> 00:19:30.321
  • you get to trust Himwith another.
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  • with another.Algebra 2 is your reward
  • 00:19:32.190 --> 00:19:37.428
  • Algebra 2 is your rewardfor passing Algebra 1.
  • 00:19:37.428 --> 00:19:39.764
  • for passing Algebra 1.Y'all like that?
  • 00:19:39.764 --> 00:19:40.598
  • Y'all like that?You don't get to graduate;
  • 00:19:40.598 --> 00:19:42.200
  • You don't get to graduate;you just get to trust Him again.
  • 00:19:42.200 --> 00:19:43.067
  • you just get to trust Him again.I will never forget what
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  • I will never forget whatHolly said to me
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  • Holly said to mewhen Elijah was born,
  • 00:19:45.703 --> 00:19:48.206
  • when Elijah was born,she goes, "Oh,
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  • she goes, "Oh,you don't get to quit worrying
  • 00:19:49.640 --> 00:19:50.541
  • you don't get to quit worryingabout your kid
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  • about your kidafter you have them."
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  • after you have them."'Cause you know,
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  • 'Cause you know,we're rubbing oil on her stomach
  • 00:19:56.113 --> 00:19:57.682
  • we're rubbing oil on her stomachand feeding her avocados
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  • and feeding her avocadosor whatever, you know,
  • 00:19:59.150 --> 00:20:00.251
  • or whatever, you know,everything prenatal;
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  • everything prenatal;"What To Expect
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  • "What To ExpectWhen You're Expecting" --
  • 00:20:02.186 --> 00:20:06.857
  • When You're Expecting" --by the way, that book sucks.
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  • by the way, that book sucks.I want my money back.
  • 00:20:09.493 --> 00:20:12.263
  • I want my money back.But it put an expectation on us;
  • 00:20:12.263 --> 00:20:14.165
  • But it put an expectation on us;it is the disappointment
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  • it is the disappointmentof delivery.
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  • of delivery.Oh, I had the kid,
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  • Oh, I had the kid,now I gotta check on him
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  • now I gotta check on himall through the night.
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  • all through the night.I'm worried when they're crying;
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  • I'm worried when they're crying;I'm worrying when they're quiet.
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  • I'm worrying when they're quiet.I'm worried...
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  • I'm worried...and now, not only do I get
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  • and now, not only do I getto trust the life of my child
  • 00:20:31.349 --> 00:20:34.552
  • to trust the life of my childto God when they're a toddler,
  • 00:20:34.552 --> 00:20:36.687
  • to God when they're a toddler,'cause that's scary,
  • 00:20:36.687 --> 00:20:38.623
  • 'cause that's scary,you run around the house
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  • you run around the houseprotecting them from everything,
  • 00:20:40.157 --> 00:20:41.459
  • protecting them from everything,you know, well the first one,
  • 00:20:41.459 --> 00:20:42.793
  • you know, well the first one,I mean, we have three,
  • 00:20:42.793 --> 00:20:44.795
  • I mean, we have three,by the third one,
  • 00:20:44.795 --> 00:20:46.330
  • by the third one,you figure it out,
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  • you figure it out,but the first one,
  • 00:20:47.531 --> 00:20:48.299
  • but the first one,you know you plugging
  • 00:20:48.299 --> 00:20:49.233
  • you know you pluggingelectrical sockets
  • 00:20:49.233 --> 00:20:51.068
  • electrical socketswith plastic things,
  • 00:20:51.068 --> 00:20:52.236
  • with plastic things,then you get to trust God
  • 00:20:52.236 --> 00:20:54.905
  • then you get to trust Godwhen they're a teenager
  • 00:20:54.905 --> 00:20:55.439
  • when they're a teenagerand they don't make
  • 00:20:55.439 --> 00:20:57.475
  • and they don't makeone of those plastic plugs
  • 00:20:57.475 --> 00:21:03.080
  • one of those plastic plugsfor their friends.
  • 00:21:03.080 --> 00:21:04.649
  • for their friends.So now it's like,
  • 00:21:04.649 --> 00:21:08.486
  • So now it's like,"Hey trust me now,
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  • "Hey trust me now,trust me deeper.
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  • trust me deeper.Trust be broader,
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  • Trust be broader,trust me greater, I am,
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  • trust me greater, I am,'cause I was and I will be too.
  • 00:21:17.962 --> 00:21:20.531
  • 'cause I was and I will be too.It's the kind of God that I am.
  • 00:21:20.531 --> 00:21:21.332
  • It's the kind of God that I am.The bread of life
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  • The bread of lifehere is the bread."
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  • here is the bread."And I'mma show you two things
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  • And I'mma show you two thingsthat keep us
  • 00:21:26.871 --> 00:21:29.774
  • that keep usfrom trusting Him now,
  • 00:21:29.774 --> 00:21:30.508
  • from trusting Him now,two things that keep us
  • 00:21:30.508 --> 00:21:31.442
  • two things that keep ustrusting now,
  • 00:21:31.442 --> 00:21:33.311
  • trusting now,they're in the passage, it says,
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  • they're in the passage, it says,"In the desert the whole
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  • "In the desert the wholecommunity grumbled against
  • 00:21:35.646 --> 00:21:38.683
  • community grumbled againstMoses and Aaron."
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  • Moses and Aaron."I wanted it to say they were
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  • I wanted it to say they weregrateful to Moses and Aaron
  • 00:21:41.619 --> 00:21:42.653
  • grateful to Moses and Aaronbecause of all the courage
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  • because of all the couragethat it took to lead us out of
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  • that it took to lead us out ofEgypt and stand before Pharaoh
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  • Egypt and stand before Pharaohand last through the duration
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  • and last through the durationof the 10 plagues.
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  • of the 10 plagues.But no, people tend to forget.
  • 00:21:53.731 --> 00:21:55.299
  • But no, people tend to forget.People tend to focus on
  • 00:21:55.299 --> 00:21:57.335
  • People tend to focus onwhat's missing
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  • what's missingand then they tend to have
  • 00:21:58.102 --> 00:22:01.238
  • and then they tend to havea selective memory.
  • 00:22:01.238 --> 00:22:02.273
  • a selective memory.Because sometimes
  • 00:22:02.273 --> 00:22:03.407
  • Because sometimeswhat keeps you,
  • 00:22:03.407 --> 00:22:03.974
  • what keeps you,you wanna take notes,
  • 00:22:03.974 --> 00:22:05.042
  • you wanna take notes,this is your only chance
  • 00:22:05.042 --> 00:22:06.877
  • this is your only chanceyou have the whole sermon,
  • 00:22:06.877 --> 00:22:08.612
  • you have the whole sermon,what keeps you from trusting God
  • 00:22:08.612 --> 00:22:10.081
  • what keeps you from trusting Godin the present
  • 00:22:10.081 --> 00:22:16.153
  • in the presentis your attachment to the past.
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  • is your attachment to the past.It's like when you've been
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  • It's like when you've beenin Egypt for too long,
  • 00:22:19.223 --> 00:22:19.724
  • in Egypt for too long,and you've been gone
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  • and you've been gonefor a month,
  • 00:22:20.658 --> 00:22:21.659
  • for a month,you start remembering it
  • 00:22:21.659 --> 00:22:26.063
  • you start remembering itdifferent than it really was.
  • 00:22:26.063 --> 00:22:27.164
  • different than it really was.It's when it's
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  • It's when it'sa selective memory.
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  • a selective memory.I don't mean to start
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  • I don't mean to startany marital fights here,
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  • any marital fights here,but sometimes even
  • 00:22:31.802 --> 00:22:33.537
  • but sometimes evenin a relationship it can be
  • 00:22:33.537 --> 00:22:35.272
  • in a relationship it can bea selective memory of what
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  • a selective memory of whatI said and what you said,
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  • I said and what you said,well that's what happening here,
  • 00:22:38.008 --> 00:22:39.210
  • well that's what happening here,it's a selective memory,
  • 00:22:39.210 --> 00:22:40.778
  • it's a selective memory,it's like watch this,
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  • it's like watch this,watch what they say,
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  • watch what they say,"In the desert they grumbled,"
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  • "In the desert they grumbled,"verse 3,
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  • verse 3,"The Israelites said to them,
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  • "The Israelites said to them,"If only we had died
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  • "If only we had diedby the Lord's hand in Egypt!"
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  • by the Lord's hand in Egypt!"-- Remember they were crying
  • 00:22:48.652 --> 00:22:49.320
  • -- Remember they were cryingto God to take them
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  • to God to take themout of Egypt.
  • 00:22:51.856 --> 00:22:53.424
  • out of Egypt.But now they say it'd be better
  • 00:22:53.424 --> 00:22:57.161
  • But now they say it'd be betterto die there because there,
  • 00:22:57.161 --> 00:22:59.130
  • to die there because there,is the verse on the screen?
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  • is the verse on the screen?Shout the word, "There".
  • 00:23:00.931 --> 00:23:02.767
  • Shout the word, "There"."...There we sat
  • 00:23:02.767 --> 00:23:06.737
  • "...There we sataround pots of meat."
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  • around pots of meat."Yeah, when they weren't
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  • Yeah, when they weren'tbeating you with whips
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  • beating you with whipsand working you 20 hours a day.
  • 00:23:12.109 --> 00:23:12.943
  • and working you 20 hours a day.Okay so fine,
  • 00:23:12.943 --> 00:23:14.345
  • Okay so fine,Egypt had a meal plan,
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  • Egypt had a meal plan,but it was miserable.
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  • but it was miserable.But you forget that.
  • 00:23:21.118 --> 00:23:23.621
  • But you forget that.And you choose familiarity
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  • - Right now, in this moment,
  • 00:23:30.861 --> 00:23:31.662
  • - Right now, in this moment,your life is being
  • 00:23:31.662 --> 00:23:33.831
  • your life is beingsteered in a direction.
  • 00:23:33.831 --> 00:23:35.833
  • steered in a direction.It may be toward your calling,
  • 00:23:35.833 --> 00:23:36.500
  • It may be toward your calling,it may be away
  • 00:23:36.500 --> 00:23:37.835
  • it may be awayfrom your calling.
  • 00:23:37.835 --> 00:23:38.836
  • from your calling.But your life is being
  • 00:23:38.836 --> 00:23:40.137
  • like a ship in the water.
  • 00:23:42.039 --> 00:23:44.208
  • like a ship in the water.The destination is determined
  • 00:23:44.208 --> 00:23:47.778
  • The destination is determinedby who or what is at the wheel.
  • 00:23:47.778 --> 00:23:48.446
  • by who or what is at the wheel.If you're steering
  • 00:23:48.446 --> 00:23:49.680
  • If you're steeringby your feelings,
  • 00:23:49.680 --> 00:23:51.782
  • by your feelings,instead of by the spirit of God,
  • 00:23:51.782 --> 00:23:52.683
  • instead of by the spirit of God,it's just a matter of time
  • 00:23:52.683 --> 00:23:54.051
  • it's just a matter of timebefore you get off course.
  • 00:23:54.051 --> 00:23:55.920
  • before you get off course.Sometimes, it happens slowly.
  • 00:23:55.920 --> 00:23:56.720
  • Sometimes, it happens slowly.We don't even realize
  • 00:23:56.720 --> 00:23:58.456
  • We don't even realizethe gradual drift.
  • 00:23:58.456 --> 00:23:59.323
  • the gradual drift.Because, the world's gets us
  • 00:23:59.323 --> 00:24:01.058
  • Because, the world's gets uswalking in its ways;
  • 00:24:01.058 --> 00:24:04.662
  • walking in its ways;what we see, what we feel,
  • 00:24:04.662 --> 00:24:06.497
  • what we see, what we feel,what we think.
  • 00:24:06.497 --> 00:24:08.065
  • what we think.But as children of God,
  • 00:24:08.065 --> 00:24:09.033
  • But as children of God,we have to learn how to
  • 00:24:09.033 --> 00:24:10.901
  • because feelings come and go.
  • 00:24:12.703 --> 00:24:13.771
  • because feelings come and go.I mean, one minute,
  • 00:24:13.771 --> 00:24:14.872
  • I mean, one minute,you're telling yourself
  • 00:24:14.872 --> 00:24:16.207
  • you're telling yourselfyou can take on the world.
  • 00:24:16.207 --> 00:24:16.807
  • you can take on the world.And the next minute,
  • 00:24:16.807 --> 00:24:17.441
  • And the next minute,all you wanna do
  • 00:24:17.441 --> 00:24:18.909
  • all you wanna dois get under the covers
  • 00:24:18.909 --> 00:24:20.177
  • is get under the coverswith some cookies.
  • 00:24:20.177 --> 00:24:20.778
  • with some cookies.I know you know
  • 00:24:20.778 --> 00:24:21.946
  • I know you knowwhat I am saying.
  • 00:24:21.946 --> 00:24:22.947
  • what I am saying.God's truth
  • 00:24:22.947 --> 00:24:24.849
  • God's truthis the only constant.
  • 00:24:24.849 --> 00:24:26.383
  • is the only constant.It's time to fix your focus
  • 00:24:26.383 --> 00:24:28.185
  • It's time to fix your focuson the provision of God
  • 00:24:28.185 --> 00:24:29.420
  • on the provision of Godnot the lack in your life.
  • 00:24:29.420 --> 00:24:30.421
  • not the lack in your life.Protection of God,
  • 00:24:30.421 --> 00:24:31.555
  • Protection of God,not the danger around you.
  • 00:24:31.555 --> 00:24:33.357
  • not the danger around you.And the purposes of God
  • 00:24:33.357 --> 00:24:34.592
  • And the purposes of Godinstead of whatever
  • 00:24:34.592 --> 00:24:35.926
  • instead of whateverlittle urgent crisis
  • 00:24:35.926 --> 00:24:37.595
  • little urgent crisispops up in your day.
  • 00:24:37.595 --> 00:24:38.729
  • pops up in your day.You can survive the storms
  • 00:24:38.729 --> 00:24:40.998
  • You can survive the stormsof anxiety and stress.
  • 00:24:40.998 --> 00:24:41.732
  • of anxiety and stress.- It's wise to choose
  • 00:24:41.732 --> 00:24:43.868
  • - It's wise to chooseyour battles when you can,
  • 00:24:43.868 --> 00:24:45.169
  • your battles when you can,but what do you do
  • 00:24:45.169 --> 00:24:47.771
  • but what do you dowhen your battle chooses you?
  • 00:24:47.771 --> 00:24:48.339
  • when your battle chooses you?This is what
  • 00:24:48.339 --> 00:24:49.206
  • This is whatthe Lord says to you,
  • 00:24:49.206 --> 00:24:50.107
  • the Lord says to you,“Don't be afraid,
  • 00:24:50.107 --> 00:24:51.175
  • “Don't be afraid,don't be discouraged,
  • 00:24:51.175 --> 00:24:52.176
  • don't be discouraged,don't back down;
  • 00:24:52.176 --> 00:24:53.010
  • don't back down;if you fight it,
  • 00:24:53.010 --> 00:24:54.011
  • if you fight it,you're gonna lose it.”
  • 00:24:54.011 --> 00:24:55.112
  • you're gonna lose it.”You can't fight it;
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  • You can't fight it;give it back.
  • 00:24:56.180 --> 00:24:57.548
  • give it back.You can't figure it out;
  • 00:24:57.548 --> 00:24:58.549
  • You can't figure it out;give it back.
  • 00:24:58.549 --> 00:24:59.617
  • give it back.How d'you give it back?
  • 00:24:59.617 --> 00:25:00.985
  • How d'you give it back?That's a focus.
  • 00:25:00.985 --> 00:25:02.419
  • That's a focus.That's looking beyond
  • 00:25:02.419 --> 00:25:04.221
  • That's looking beyondwhat's coming against you,
  • 00:25:04.221 --> 00:25:05.222
  • what's coming against you,and looking toward
  • 00:25:05.222 --> 00:25:06.624
  • and looking towardwhat is within you,
  • 00:25:06.624 --> 00:25:08.993
  • what is within you,to know that greater is He
  • 00:25:08.993 --> 00:25:10.327
  • to know that greater is Hethat is in me,
  • 00:25:10.327 --> 00:25:12.730
  • that is in me,than he that is in the world,
  • 00:25:12.730 --> 00:25:15.900
  • than he that is in the world,and God wants His battle back.
  • 00:25:15.900 --> 00:25:17.801
  • and God wants His battle back.I want you to get in position;
  • 00:25:17.801 --> 00:25:19.403
  • I want you to get in position;not so that you can fight,
  • 00:25:19.403 --> 00:25:21.405
  • not so that you can fight,not so that you can struggle,
  • 00:25:21.405 --> 00:25:23.741
  • not so that you can struggle,but so that you can see
  • 00:25:23.741 --> 00:25:25.042
  • but so that you can seethe deliverance.
  • 00:25:25.042 --> 00:25:26.944
  • the deliverance.God is fighting for worshippers,
  • 00:25:26.944 --> 00:25:28.946
  • God is fighting for worshippers,God is fighting for praisers,
  • 00:25:28.946 --> 00:25:31.148
  • God is fighting for praisers,God is fighting for His people;
  • 00:25:31.148 --> 00:25:33.083
  • God is fighting for His people;God is fighting for you,
  • 00:25:33.083 --> 00:25:33.751
  • God is fighting for you,because somebody
  • 00:25:33.751 --> 00:25:34.718
  • because somebodyhas been wondering,
  • 00:25:34.718 --> 00:25:36.086
  • has been wondering,“Is God using me?
  • 00:25:36.086 --> 00:25:37.388
  • “Is God using me?Is this even worth it?”,
  • 00:25:37.388 --> 00:25:38.322
  • Is this even worth it?”,but there's something
  • 00:25:38.322 --> 00:25:39.056
  • but there's somethingabout that,
  • 00:25:39.056 --> 00:25:40.391
  • about that,that should let you know
  • 00:25:40.391 --> 00:25:41.892
  • that should let you knowthat if the devil showed up
  • 00:25:41.892 --> 00:25:43.494
  • that if the devil showed upin the first place,
  • 00:25:43.494 --> 00:25:44.128
  • in the first place,there must be
  • 00:25:44.128 --> 00:25:45.863
  • there must besomething important.
  • 00:25:45.863 --> 00:25:47.197
  • something important.You're His friend;
  • 00:25:47.197 --> 00:25:48.499
  • You're His friend;you get His help,
  • 00:25:48.499 --> 00:25:49.767
  • you get His help,you get His strength,
  • 00:25:49.767 --> 00:25:51.001
  • you get His strength,you get His miracles,
  • 00:25:51.001 --> 00:25:52.336
  • you get His miracles,you get His wisdom,
  • 00:25:52.336 --> 00:25:53.737
  • you get His wisdom,you get His provision,
  • 00:25:53.737 --> 00:25:55.839
  • you get His provision,you get His angels.
  • 00:25:55.839 --> 00:25:56.407
  • you get His angels.What d'you do
  • 00:25:56.407 --> 00:25:58.542
  • What d'you dowhen the battle chooses you?
  • 00:25:58.542 --> 00:26:00.544
  • - We all face
  • 00:26:01.679 --> 00:26:02.846
  • battles in situations
  • 00:26:02.846 --> 00:26:03.380
  • that feel like
  • 00:26:03.380 --> 00:26:05.015
  • they're too much to manage.
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  • Get your copy, today, of
  • 00:26:06.116 --> 00:26:07.418
  • “When the Battle Chooses You”,
  • 00:26:07.418 --> 00:26:08.118
  • and give your battle
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  • - ♪ Oh, there's nothing ♪
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  • - ♪ Oh, there's nothing ♪♪ Better than You ♪
  • 00:26:16.393 --> 00:26:19.096
  • ♪ Better than You ♪♪ There's nothing ♪
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  • ♪ There's nothing ♪♪ Better than You ♪
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  • ♪ Better than You ♪♪ Lord, there's nothing ♪
  • 00:26:24.435 --> 00:26:25.636
  • ♪ Lord, there's nothing ♪♪ Nothing is ♪
  • 00:26:25.636 --> 00:26:28.172
  • ♪ Oh, yes, I know ♪
  • 00:26:31.942 --> 00:26:34.311
  • ♪ Oh, yes, I know ♪♪ It's true ♪
  • 00:26:34.311 --> 00:26:35.813
  • - ♪ I'm not afraid ♪
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  • - ♪ I'm not afraid ♪♪ To show You ♪
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  • ♪ To show You ♪♪ My weakness ♪
  • 00:26:45.856 --> 00:26:48.626
  • ♪ My weakness ♪♪ My failures and flaws ♪
  • 00:26:48.626 --> 00:26:50.828
  • ♪ My failures and flaws ♪♪ Lord, You've seen them all ♪
  • 00:26:50.828 --> 00:26:54.598
  • ♪ 'Cause the God ♪
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  • ♪ 'Cause the God ♪♪ Of the mountain ♪
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  • ♪ Of the mountain ♪♪ Is the God ♪
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  • ♪ Is the God ♪♪ Of the valley ♪
  • 00:27:06.777 --> 00:27:08.912
  • ♪ Of the valley ♪♪ There's not a place ♪
  • 00:27:08.912 --> 00:27:11.448
  • ♪ There's not a place ♪♪ Your mercy and grace ♪
  • 00:27:11.448 --> 00:27:16.687
  • ♪ Your mercy and grace ♪♪ Won't find me again ♪
  • 00:27:16.687 --> 00:27:17.855
  • ♪ Won't find me again ♪- Come on now.
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  • - Come on now.- ♪ Oh, there's nothing ♪
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  • - ♪ Oh, there's nothing ♪♪ Better than You ♪
  • 00:27:22.893 --> 00:27:25.195
  • ♪ Better than You ♪♪ There's nothing ♪
  • 00:27:25.195 --> 00:27:28.098
  • ♪ There's nothing ♪♪ Oh, better than You ♪
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