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It Will Happen Part 2

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December 8, 2020
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Pastor Steven Furtick teaches us how to start making sense of setbacks.

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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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  • where you'll get to worship,
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  • hear incredible preaching,
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  • in the community of
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  • people tuning in,
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  • just like yourself.
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  • Join us online this weekend
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  • - My life, my faith, my hope
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  • - My life, my faith, my hopeis not in my circumstance.
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  • is not in my circumstance.My hope is not in this boat.
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  • My hope is not in this boat.My hope is in my God.
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  • My hope is in my God.And He didn't promise me
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  • And He didn't promise methat He would save the boat.
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  • that He would save the boat.He didn't promise me
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  • He didn't promise methat I would never cry.
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  • that I would never cry.He promised me when I did,
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  • He promised me when I did,He'd dry every tear from my eye.
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  • He'd dry every tear from my eye.He didn't promise me
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  • He didn't promise meI'd never hurt.
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  • I'd never hurt.He said, "When you do hurt,
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  • He said, "When you do hurt,you can lift your eyes
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  • you can lift your eyesto the hills
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  • to the hillsfrom whence cometh your help.
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  • from whence cometh your help.Your help cometh
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  • Your help comethfrom the Lord."
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  • from the Lord."My hope is not in this boat.
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  • My hope is not in this boat.If the boat goes down,
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  • See, the boat might break,
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  • See, the boat might break,the relationship might not
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  • the relationship might notturn out like you want it to;
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  • turn out like you want it to;and if your hope is
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  • and if your hope isin that boat, my friend,
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  • in that boat, my friend,your faith won't make it.
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  • your faith won't make it.I remember in 2012
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  • I remember in 2012when my dad first started --
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  • when my dad first started --I want to be delicate
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  • I want to be delicatehow I say this.
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  • how I say this.I believe that my dad,
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  • I believe that my dad,when he was diagnosed with ALS,
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  • when he was diagnosed with ALS,I believe he lost his mind
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  • I believe he lost his mindfrom a combination
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  • from a combinationof the pain of the disease,
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  • of the pain of the disease,some of the medications
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  • some of the medicationsthat he was on,
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  • that he was on,and just the fear
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  • and just the fearof the whole process.
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  • of the whole process.The disease itself
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  • The disease itselfwasn't affecting his mind.
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  • wasn't affecting his mind.But I believe that something
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  • But I believe that somethinghappened to him for a period
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  • happened to him for a periodof about ten months,
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  • of about ten months,the most difficult challenge
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  • the most difficult challengeour family's ever been through.
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  • our family's ever been through.He left us and he went
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  • He left us and he wentto go live by himself.
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  • to go live by himself.And when he first did,
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  • And when he first did,he was so despondent.
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  • he was so despondent.We all knew he was suicidal
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  • We all knew he was suicidaland he had said as much.
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  • and he had said as much.And when he left
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  • And when he leftand there was nothing I could do
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  • and there was nothing I could doto get him to stay
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  • to get him to stayand there was nothing
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  • and there was nothingI could do to bring him back --
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  • I could do to bring him back --And sometimes you've just done
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  • And sometimes you've just doneall that you can do;
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  • all that you can do;you've thrown all the cargo off
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  • you've thrown all the cargo offthe ship, you've thrown all
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  • the ship, you've thrown allthe tackle off the ship,
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  • the tackle off the ship,you've thrown all the stuff off,
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  • you've thrown all the stuff off,and that beating keeps coming.
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  • and that beating keeps coming.And I was contemplating
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  • And I was contemplatingthe fact my dad could very well
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  • the fact my dad could very wellkill himself and what was
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  • kill himself and what wasa good relationship
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  • a good relationshipwith him will end
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  • with him will endwith him being by himself
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  • with him being by himselfand there's nothing
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  • and there's nothingany of us can do about it.
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  • any of us can do about it.And one night in particular,
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  • And one night in particular,the fear became so strong
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  • the fear became so strongin my own heart that
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  • in my own heart thatthat would happen that --
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  • that would happen that --And I wrote about this
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  • And I wrote about thisin the book, but I didn't
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  • in the book, but I didn'tname the situation,
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  • name the situation,and now I'm telling you
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  • and now I'm telling youthe situation behind the story.
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  • the situation behind the story.I remember that
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  • I remember thatthe thoughts were coming so --
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  • the thoughts were coming so --Sometimes you can't solve
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  • Sometimes you can't solveyour own problems
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  • your own problemswithin your own mind.
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  • within your own mind.You've got to get outside
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  • You've got to get outsideof yourself and let somebody
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  • of yourself and let somebodyelse talk to you about it.
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  • else talk to you about it.And I called this counselor
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  • And I called this counselorthat I knew of that
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  • that I knew of thatI had never talked to before.
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  • I had never talked to before.And I said, "You deal
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  • And I said, "You dealwith high pressure situations
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  • with high pressure situationsall the time.
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  • all the time.I think my dad may very well
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  • I think my dad may very wellkill himself tonight
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  • kill himself tonightor tomorrow."
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  • or tomorrow."And you know all the things
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  • And you know all the thingsthat start happening
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  • that start happeningin your mind when you're facing
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  • in your mind when you're facinga desperate situation,
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  • a desperate situation,and fear's greatest hit
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  • and fear's greatest hitis called "What If."
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  • is called "What If."What if, What if, What if,
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  • What if, What if, What if,What if, What if, What if,
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  • What if, What if, What if,What if, What if, What if --
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  • What if, What if, What if --And it'll lead you down
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  • And it'll lead you downall these paths,
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  • all these paths,all these problems,
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  • all these problems,all these predicaments.
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  • all these predicaments.And I was telling the counselor,
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  • And I was telling the counselor,"I'm afraid he's going
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  • "I'm afraid he's goingto kill himself,"
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  • to kill himself,"and I expected him to say,
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  • and I expected him to say,"He's not going to do that;
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  • "He's not going to do that;just calm down, be rational."
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  • just calm down, be rational."But what he did instead
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  • But what he did insteadwas one of the greatest gifts
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  • was one of the greatest giftsanybody's ever given me.
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  • anybody's ever given me.It was the gift of perspective,
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  • It was the gift of perspective,and I've never forgotten it.
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  • and I've never forgotten it.He said, "Steven,
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  • He said, "Steven,what if he does?
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  • what if he does?What if he does?
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  • What if he does?He may.
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  • He may.We hope he won't.
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  • We hope he won't.We pray that he won't.
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  • We pray that he won't.But what if he does?"
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  • But what if he does?"And I said, "Um... that would be
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  • And I said, "Um... that would bethe hardest thing
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  • the hardest thingthat I've ever gone through.
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  • that I've ever gone through.That would be terrible."
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  • That would be terrible."And he said, "Right,
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  • And he said, "Right,it would be a nightmare.
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  • it would be a nightmare.It would be a living hell.
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  • It would be a living hell.You would never be the same.
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  • You would never be the same.It would wreck you.
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  • It would wreck you.But," he said,
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  • But," he said,"would God get you through it?"
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  • "would God get you through it?"This is where fear either
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  • This is where fear eithertakes over our life
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  • takes over our lifeor we push back against it
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  • or we push back against itand realize that,
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  • and realize that,catch this phrase,
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  • catch this phrase,even if the worst-case scenario
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  • even if the worst-case scenarioplays out,
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  • plays out,God will be there
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  • God will be therewhen the boat breaks.
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  • when the boat breaks.And I used to think
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  • And I used to thinkthat fighting fear
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  • that fighting fearwas all about pushing it back.
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  • was all about pushing it back."That's never going to happen.
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  • "That's never going to happen.That's never going to happen.
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  • That's never going to happen.Just, I need to be
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  • Just, I need to bemore optimistic."
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  • more optimistic."And I do think it's important
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  • And I do think it's importantthat we don't walk around
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  • that we don't walk aroundall the time playing out
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  • all the time playing outthe worst possible scenarios
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  • the worst possible scenariosin our head, because
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  • in our head, becausemost of the things we worry
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  • most of the things we worryabout never even happen.
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  • about never even happen.I like how Joyce Meyers says it.
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  • I like how Joyce Meyers says it.She says, I'm going to do
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  • She says, I'm going to domy Joyce impression, she said,
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  • my Joyce impression, she said,"Worry is down payment
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  • "Worry is down paymenton a problem
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  • on a problemyou may never even have."
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  • you may never even have."I know my impression
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  • I know my impressionwasn't good,
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  • wasn't good,but the quote was solid.
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  • but the quote was solid.Amen.
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  • Amen.We were watching
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  • We were watchinga movie the other day.
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  • a movie the other day.They said on the movie,
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  • They said on the movie,they said,
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  • they said,"Most of the biggest challenges
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  • "Most of the biggest challengesthat you'll face in your life
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  • that you'll face in your lifewill be the result of things
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  • will be the result of thingsthat never even crossed
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  • that never even crossedyour worried mind."
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  • your worried mind."They will blindside you at 4:30
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  • They will blindside you at 4:30on a Thursday afternoon.
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  • on a Thursday afternoon.You won't even have known
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  • You won't even have knownthat you needed
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  • that you neededto worry about 'em.
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  • to worry about 'em.Additionally, most of the things
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  • Additionally, most of the thingsthat we worry about create
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  • that we worry about createother problems that we didn't
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  • other problems that we didn'teven know to worry about
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  • even know to worry aboutwhen we started worrying
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  • when we started worryingabout the one that was never
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  • about the one that was nevergoing to happen to begin with.
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  • going to happen to begin with.Worry has babies.
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  • Worry has babies.Worry creates
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  • Worry createsall kinds of conflict
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  • all kinds of conflictthat you were never going
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  • that you were never goingto have to face
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  • to have to faceif you'd have turned it over
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  • if you'd have turned it overto God in the first place.
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  • to God in the first place.Far from solving your problems,
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  • Far from solving your problems,it exponentially increases them.
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  • it exponentially increases them.So I don't believe we should
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  • So I don't believe we shouldwalk around in a state of worry,
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  • walk around in a state of worry,just playing out all
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  • just playing out allof our worst-case scenarios.
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  • of our worst-case scenarios.But every once in a while,
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  • But every once in a while,it's good to stare
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  • it's good to starethat fear in the face and say,
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  • that fear in the face and say,"Well, what if, devil?
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  • "Well, what if, devil?What if he does?"
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  • What if he does?"You know, my dad did not
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  • You know, my dad did notend up taking his own life,
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  • end up taking his own life,and we got to celebrate
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  • and we got to celebratethe end of his life with him,
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  • the end of his life with him,as painful as it was.
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  • as painful as it was.We got to be there.
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  • We got to be there.And I thank God for that.
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  • And I thank God for that.But the gift of being able
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  • But the gift of being ableto go down to the bottom
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  • to go down to the bottomof that fear and saying,
  • 00:07:00.272 --> 00:07:04.142
  • of that fear and saying,"Even if the worst thing
  • 00:07:04.142 --> 00:07:05.610
  • "Even if the worst thinghappens," because
  • 00:07:05.610 --> 00:07:08.747
  • happens," becausesometimes it does --
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  • sometimes it does --Sometimes it does.
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  • Sometimes it does.I know that's not
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  • I know that's notthe churchiest answer,
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  • the churchiest answer,but sometimes it does.
  • 00:07:17.189 --> 00:07:17.756
  • but sometimes it does.When I announced
  • 00:07:17.756 --> 00:07:18.990
  • When I announcedthe title of this message,
  • 00:07:18.990 --> 00:07:19.791
  • the title of this message,many of you were excited.
  • 00:07:19.791 --> 00:07:21.326
  • many of you were excited.I said, "It Will Happen."
  • 00:07:21.326 --> 00:07:23.762
  • I said, "It Will Happen."Whoo.
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  • Whoo.But what if "it" happened?
  • 00:07:27.566 --> 00:07:32.404
  • But what if "it" happened?The other it.
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  • The other it.I think it's a great gift
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  • I think it's a great giftwhen you find out,
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  • when you find out,when you press down
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  • when you press downto the bottom of that and say,
  • 00:07:36.374 --> 00:07:37.375
  • to the bottom of that and say,"God would still be at
  • 00:07:37.375 --> 00:07:40.378
  • "God would still be atthe bottom.
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  • the bottom.My faith is in God,
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  • My faith is in God,not in the ship
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  • not in the shipthat I'm sailing on."
  • 00:07:45.917 --> 00:07:46.685
  • that I'm sailing on."What if, What if, What if,
  • 00:07:46.685 --> 00:07:47.486
  • What if, What if, What if,What if, What if, What if,
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  • What if, What if, What if,What if, What if, What if --
  • 00:07:49.120 --> 00:07:50.355
  • What if, What if, What if --Stop.
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  • Stop.Well?
  • 00:07:51.356 --> 00:07:52.891
  • Well?What if?
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  • What if?I remember telling Elijah
  • 00:07:53.792 --> 00:07:54.593
  • I remember telling Elijahone time, "Elijah,
  • 00:07:54.593 --> 00:07:55.393
  • one time, "Elijah,if you keep jumping around
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  • if you keep jumping aroundlike that,
  • 00:07:55.861 --> 00:07:56.795
  • like that,what if you break your bed?"
  • 00:07:56.795 --> 00:07:58.930
  • what if you break your bed?"He said, "Well, what if?"
  • 00:07:58.930 --> 00:07:59.698
  • He said, "Well, what if?"Here's what he knew.
  • 00:07:59.698 --> 00:08:01.566
  • Here's what he knew."You'd get me another one.
  • 00:08:01.566 --> 00:08:02.300
  • "You'd get me another one.You ain't going to let me
  • 00:08:02.300 --> 00:08:05.403
  • You ain't going to let mesleep on the floor."
  • 00:08:05.403 --> 00:08:06.037
  • sleep on the floor."That's a great phrase.
  • 00:08:06.037 --> 00:08:09.841
  • That's a great phrase.Well, what if.
  • 00:08:09.841 --> 00:08:10.709
  • Well, what if.It's not going to happen.
  • 00:08:10.709 --> 00:08:11.843
  • It's not going to happen.It's not going to happen.
  • 00:08:11.843 --> 00:08:12.911
  • It's not going to happen.But even if it does,
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  • But even if it does,it probably won't,
  • 00:08:13.578 --> 00:08:16.615
  • it probably won't,but even if it does,
  • 00:08:16.615 --> 00:08:17.215
  • but even if it does,God would be there
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  • God would be thereat the bottom.
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  • at the bottom.He's the God of the valley, too.
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  • He's the God of the valley, too.And Paul said,
  • 00:08:25.524 --> 00:08:26.458
  • And Paul said,"And we might have
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  • "And we might haveto breaststroke our way
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  • to breaststroke our wayto the island,
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  • to the island,but we're not dying out here."
  • 00:08:30.228 --> 00:08:31.162
  • but we're not dying out here."Put the verse back up.
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  • Put the verse back up.I think it's verse 22.
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  • I think it's verse 22.The last line of that verse
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  • The last line of that verseafter the semicolon, he says,
  • 00:08:39.671 --> 00:08:41.239
  • after the semicolon, he says,"...only the ship
  • 00:08:41.239 --> 00:08:42.240
  • "...only the shipwill be destroyed."
  • 00:08:42.240 --> 00:08:42.908
  • will be destroyed."Now, is that encouraging
  • 00:08:42.908 --> 00:08:43.808
  • Now, is that encouragingor discouraging?
  • 00:08:43.808 --> 00:08:44.442
  • or discouraging?Depends on which part
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  • Depends on which partof the sentence you focus on.
  • 00:08:46.678 --> 00:08:47.379
  • of the sentence you focus on.If you start with
  • 00:08:47.379 --> 00:08:49.147
  • If you start with"the ship will be destroyed,"
  • 00:08:49.147 --> 00:08:51.016
  • "the ship will be destroyed,"that's bad.
  • 00:08:51.016 --> 00:08:52.751
  • that's bad.But if you back up one word,
  • 00:08:52.751 --> 00:08:56.288
  • But if you back up one word,"only," what does that imply?
  • 00:08:56.288 --> 00:08:57.622
  • "only," what does that imply?The ship's going down,
  • 00:08:57.622 --> 00:09:01.259
  • The ship's going down,but boys, we're not.
  • 00:09:01.259 --> 00:09:03.495
  • but boys, we're not.Only one word stands
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  • Only one word standsbetween fear and faith.
  • 00:09:05.530 --> 00:09:06.698
  • between fear and faith.Only one word.
  • 00:09:06.698 --> 00:09:07.832
  • Only one word.God, I'm preaching this now
  • 00:09:07.832 --> 00:09:09.034
  • God, I'm preaching this nowbecause when Jesus
  • 00:09:09.034 --> 00:09:10.402
  • because when Jesuswas buried in the ground,
  • 00:09:10.402 --> 00:09:12.904
  • was buried in the ground,they thought it was over,
  • 00:09:12.904 --> 00:09:14.105
  • they thought it was over,so they got their boats back out
  • 00:09:14.105 --> 00:09:14.973
  • so they got their boats back outand went fishing.
  • 00:09:14.973 --> 00:09:15.941
  • and went fishing.Their faith was still
  • 00:09:15.941 --> 00:09:17.776
  • Their faith was stillin their boats.
  • 00:09:17.776 --> 00:09:19.177
  • in their boats.But when Jesus came walking
  • 00:09:19.177 --> 00:09:20.645
  • But when Jesus came walkingto 'em on the water, He said,
  • 00:09:20.645 --> 00:09:23.281
  • to 'em on the water, He said,"Boys, get out your boat.
  • 00:09:23.281 --> 00:09:25.383
  • "Boys, get out your boat.I got up out of the ground.
  • 00:09:25.383 --> 00:09:27.352
  • I got up out of the ground.The worst thing happened.
  • 00:09:27.352 --> 00:09:30.288
  • The worst thing happened.The spit on Me and killed Me
  • 00:09:30.288 --> 00:09:31.623
  • The spit on Me and killed Meand called Me dead.
  • 00:09:31.623 --> 00:09:35.560
  • and called Me dead.But on the third day, I rose."
  • 00:09:35.560 --> 00:09:36.795
  • But on the third day, I rose."One time, they wanted
  • 00:09:36.795 --> 00:09:38.863
  • One time, they wantedto kill Paul, Don.
  • 00:09:38.863 --> 00:09:40.131
  • to kill Paul, Don.They wanted to kill him.
  • 00:09:40.131 --> 00:09:41.132
  • They wanted to kill him.And so he had this --
  • 00:09:41.132 --> 00:09:42.767
  • And so he had this --This is so funny.
  • 00:09:42.767 --> 00:09:45.003
  • This is so funny.He said, "I'm a little bit torn.
  • 00:09:45.003 --> 00:09:46.338
  • He said, "I'm a little bit torn.I'm a little bit conflicted."
  • 00:09:46.338 --> 00:09:47.806
  • I'm a little bit conflicted."He said, "Part of me wants
  • 00:09:47.806 --> 00:09:48.807
  • He said, "Part of me wantsto live so I can tell more
  • 00:09:48.807 --> 00:09:50.775
  • to live so I can tell morepeople about Christ.
  • 00:09:50.775 --> 00:09:51.443
  • people about Christ.But there's this other part
  • 00:09:51.443 --> 00:09:52.544
  • But there's this other partof me, I wouldn't mind
  • 00:09:52.544 --> 00:09:54.479
  • of me, I wouldn't mindseeing Jesus, 'cause I know
  • 00:09:54.479 --> 00:09:56.514
  • seeing Jesus, 'cause I knowit's going to be great.
  • 00:09:56.514 --> 00:09:57.916
  • it's going to be great.And so if I stay here,
  • 00:09:57.916 --> 00:09:59.250
  • And so if I stay here,I'll just hang out with y'all
  • 00:09:59.250 --> 00:10:00.685
  • I'll just hang out with y'alland keep preaching.
  • 00:10:00.685 --> 00:10:01.786
  • and keep preaching.If I die..."
  • 00:10:01.786 --> 00:10:02.520
  • If I die..."What are you going to do
  • 00:10:02.520 --> 00:10:04.589
  • What are you going to dowith a guy like this
  • 00:10:04.589 --> 00:10:05.423
  • with a guy like this'cause shipwreck don't scare
  • 00:10:05.423 --> 00:10:07.792
  • 'cause shipwreck don't scarea guy like this?
  • 00:10:07.792 --> 00:10:09.394
  • a guy like this?He don't need the boat.
  • 00:10:09.394 --> 00:10:11.496
  • He don't need the boat."Even if I drown,
  • 00:10:11.496 --> 00:10:16.968
  • "Even if I drown,I don't really die.
  • 00:10:16.968 --> 00:10:18.269
  • I don't really die.Even if I drown,
  • 00:10:18.269 --> 00:10:19.771
  • Even if I drown,I don't' really die."
  • 00:10:19.771 --> 00:10:21.740
  • I don't' really die."You catching it?
  • 00:10:21.740 --> 00:10:22.340
  • You catching it?"He came that
  • 00:10:22.340 --> 00:10:24.175
  • "He came thatI might have eternal life.
  • 00:10:24.175 --> 00:10:26.611
  • I might have eternal life.Even if this ship goes down,
  • 00:10:26.611 --> 00:10:30.682
  • Even if this ship goes down,my faith will stand."
  • 00:10:30.682 --> 00:10:33.818
  • my faith will stand."[applause]
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  • [applause]Fix your focus
  • 00:10:35.086 --> 00:10:37.455
  • Fix your focusand keep up your courage.
  • 00:10:37.455 --> 00:10:38.923
  • and keep up your courage.It says in verse 41, it happened
  • 00:10:38.923 --> 00:10:40.392
  • It says in verse 41, it happenedjust like Paul predicted.
  • 00:10:40.392 --> 00:10:41.526
  • just like Paul predicted."The ship struck a sandbar
  • 00:10:41.526 --> 00:10:42.327
  • "The ship struck a sandbarand ran aground.
  • 00:10:42.327 --> 00:10:43.561
  • and ran aground.The bow stuck fast
  • 00:10:43.561 --> 00:10:44.429
  • The bow stuck fastand would not move,
  • 00:10:44.429 --> 00:10:45.196
  • and would not move,and the stern was broken
  • 00:10:45.196 --> 00:10:46.531
  • and the stern was brokento pieces by the pounding
  • 00:10:46.531 --> 00:10:47.465
  • to pieces by the poundingof the surf."
  • 00:10:47.465 --> 00:10:48.099
  • of the surf."And so the pounding
  • 00:10:48.099 --> 00:10:48.633
  • And so the poundingkeeps coming,
  • 00:10:48.633 --> 00:10:49.868
  • keeps coming,but now Paul's not focused on
  • 00:10:49.868 --> 00:10:50.435
  • but now Paul's not focused onthe pounding.
  • 00:10:50.435 --> 00:10:51.703
  • the pounding.He's focused on his purpose.
  • 00:10:51.703 --> 00:10:52.570
  • He's focused on his purpose.He's not focused on
  • 00:10:52.570 --> 00:10:53.138
  • He's not focused onthe pounding.
  • 00:10:53.138 --> 00:10:54.406
  • the pounding.He's focused on God's promise.
  • 00:10:54.406 --> 00:10:56.274
  • He's focused on God's promise.And it says in verse 42,
  • 00:10:56.274 --> 00:10:57.108
  • And it says in verse 42,I felt sorry for Paul
  • 00:10:57.108 --> 00:10:57.676
  • I felt sorry for Paulwhen I read this,
  • 00:10:57.676 --> 00:10:58.843
  • when I read this,"The soldiers planned
  • 00:10:58.843 --> 00:10:59.611
  • "The soldiers plannedto kill the prisoners,"
  • 00:10:59.611 --> 00:11:00.311
  • to kill the prisoners,"Paul was one of them,
  • 00:11:00.311 --> 00:11:01.479
  • Paul was one of them,"to prevent any of them
  • 00:11:01.479 --> 00:11:02.147
  • "to prevent any of themfrom swimming away
  • 00:11:02.147 --> 00:11:02.781
  • from swimming awayand escaping."
  • 00:11:02.781 --> 00:11:03.648
  • and escaping.""Thanks a lot for saving
  • 00:11:03.648 --> 00:11:04.749
  • "Thanks a lot for savingour lives by being on this ship
  • 00:11:04.749 --> 00:11:05.684
  • our lives by being on this shipand praying to God, Paul.
  • 00:11:05.684 --> 00:11:06.851
  • and praying to God, Paul.Now we're going to kill you."
  • 00:11:06.851 --> 00:11:07.719
  • Now we're going to kill you."But how many of you know
  • 00:11:07.719 --> 00:11:08.420
  • But how many of you knowthat when the enemy has
  • 00:11:08.420 --> 00:11:09.287
  • that when the enemy hasa plan to take you out,
  • 00:11:09.287 --> 00:11:11.189
  • a plan to take you out,God has a plan to keep you in?
  • 00:11:11.189 --> 00:11:13.525
  • God has a plan to keep you in?Look at verse 42.
  • 00:11:13.525 --> 00:11:14.693
  • Look at verse 42.It says, verse 43,
  • 00:11:14.693 --> 00:11:15.760
  • It says, verse 43,"The centurion wanted
  • 00:11:15.760 --> 00:11:17.295
  • "The centurion wantedto spare Paul's life
  • 00:11:17.295 --> 00:11:19.497
  • to spare Paul's lifeand kept them from..."
  • 00:11:19.497 --> 00:11:20.231
  • and kept them from..."Do you know how many things
  • 00:11:20.231 --> 00:11:21.232
  • Do you know how many thingsGod has already kept
  • 00:11:21.232 --> 00:11:22.834
  • God has already keptfrom happening in your life?
  • 00:11:22.834 --> 00:11:24.335
  • from happening in your life?Do you know how many times
  • 00:11:24.335 --> 00:11:26.304
  • Do you know how many timesHe's stepped in an intervened
  • 00:11:26.304 --> 00:11:27.839
  • He's stepped in an intervenedthat you don't know about?
  • 00:11:27.839 --> 00:11:29.140
  • that you don't know about?Do you know how many times
  • 00:11:29.140 --> 00:11:29.974
  • Do you know how many timesyou would have been
  • 00:11:29.974 --> 00:11:31.009
  • you would have beenin a car wreck
  • 00:11:31.009 --> 00:11:31.910
  • in a car wreckif you didn't have to go back
  • 00:11:31.910 --> 00:11:33.211
  • if you didn't have to go backto the house and pick up
  • 00:11:33.211 --> 00:11:34.879
  • to the house and pick upthat one thing that you forgot
  • 00:11:34.879 --> 00:11:35.880
  • that one thing that you forgotand you didn't even see
  • 00:11:35.880 --> 00:11:36.581
  • and you didn't even seewhat would have happened
  • 00:11:36.581 --> 00:11:37.582
  • what would have happenedat the stoplight
  • 00:11:37.582 --> 00:11:38.083
  • at the stoplightwhen the guy
  • 00:11:38.083 --> 00:11:38.983
  • when the guywho had been drinking --
  • 00:11:38.983 --> 00:11:39.784
  • who had been drinking --You're telling me
  • 00:11:39.784 --> 00:11:43.922
  • You're telling meyou can't trust God now?
  • 00:11:43.922 --> 00:11:47.358
  • you can't trust God now?He kept 'em -- He kept 'em
  • 00:11:47.358 --> 00:11:51.262
  • He kept 'em -- He kept 'emfrom carrying out their plan.
  • 00:11:51.262 --> 00:11:53.531
  • from carrying out their plan."And he ordered those
  • 00:11:53.531 --> 00:11:54.733
  • "And he ordered thosewho could swim to ump overboard
  • 00:11:54.733 --> 00:11:55.867
  • who could swim to ump overboardand to get to land.
  • 00:11:55.867 --> 00:11:56.868
  • and to get to land.And the rest were to get there
  • 00:11:56.868 --> 00:11:59.404
  • And the rest were to get thereon planks or on other
  • 00:11:59.404 --> 00:12:02.040
  • on planks or on otherpieces of the ship."
  • 00:12:02.040 --> 00:12:05.744
  • pieces of the ship."See, you're going to make it,
  • 00:12:05.744 --> 00:12:08.012
  • See, you're going to make it,but it just not, might not
  • 00:12:08.012 --> 00:12:12.350
  • but it just not, might notbe the way you imagined.
  • 00:12:12.350 --> 00:12:14.319
  • be the way you imagined.It says, look at the next line
  • 00:12:14.319 --> 00:12:14.886
  • It says, look at the next line-- Don't you love
  • 00:12:14.886 --> 00:12:16.821
  • -- Don't you lovestudying the Bible?
  • 00:12:16.821 --> 00:12:18.890
  • studying the Bible?"In this way
  • 00:12:18.890 --> 00:12:21.526
  • "In this wayeveryone reached land safely."
  • 00:12:21.526 --> 00:12:22.393
  • everyone reached land safely."Not the way they wanted to,
  • 00:12:22.393 --> 00:12:24.662
  • Not the way they wanted to,not the most comfortable way,
  • 00:12:24.662 --> 00:12:27.465
  • not the most comfortable way,not the most convenient way.
  • 00:12:27.465 --> 00:12:28.500
  • not the most convenient way.My faith isn't in
  • 00:12:28.500 --> 00:12:31.536
  • My faith isn't inhow it will happen.
  • 00:12:31.536 --> 00:12:33.238
  • how it will happen.My faith is in the God
  • 00:12:33.238 --> 00:12:36.541
  • My faith is in the Godwho said it would.
  • 00:12:36.541 --> 00:12:38.109
  • who said it would.I don't know how.
  • 00:12:38.109 --> 00:12:39.144
  • I don't know how.I don't know when.
  • 00:12:39.144 --> 00:12:40.044
  • I don't know when.We might have to grab a hold
  • 00:12:40.044 --> 00:12:43.982
  • We might have to grab a holdto a board and float in.
  • 00:12:43.982 --> 00:12:46.084
  • to a board and float in.We're going to make it though.
  • 00:12:46.084 --> 00:12:48.019
  • We're going to make it though.I'm going to make it.
  • 00:12:48.019 --> 00:12:49.721
  • I'm going to make it.I might lose my job.
  • 00:12:49.721 --> 00:12:51.956
  • I might lose my job.I'll get another one.
  • 00:12:51.956 --> 00:12:53.091
  • I'll get another one.I mean, it might
  • 00:12:53.091 --> 00:12:54.993
  • I mean, it mightbe inconvenient.
  • 00:12:54.993 --> 00:12:55.627
  • be inconvenient.I might have to finish
  • 00:12:55.627 --> 00:12:56.995
  • I might have to finishmy degree later.
  • 00:12:56.995 --> 00:12:57.529
  • my degree later.Might not be able
  • 00:12:57.529 --> 00:12:59.063
  • Might not be ableto finish it right now.
  • 00:12:59.063 --> 00:13:01.533
  • to finish it right now.I'll make it.
  • 00:13:01.533 --> 00:13:03.635
  • I'll make it.And so, our faith is
  • 00:13:03.635 --> 00:13:04.969
  • And so, our faith isall wrapped up in the way
  • 00:13:04.969 --> 00:13:06.571
  • all wrapped up in the waywe want it to happen.
  • 00:13:06.571 --> 00:13:08.072
  • we want it to happen.And anytime it doesn't happen
  • 00:13:08.072 --> 00:13:09.374
  • And anytime it doesn't happenthe way we planned it --
  • 00:13:09.374 --> 00:13:10.141
  • the way we planned it --"Looks like I'm not going
  • 00:13:10.141 --> 00:13:11.276
  • "Looks like I'm not goingto be able to retire now
  • 00:13:11.276 --> 00:13:13.278
  • to be able to retire nowwhen I thought I would."
  • 00:13:13.278 --> 00:13:13.912
  • when I thought I would.""Looks like I'm never going
  • 00:13:13.912 --> 00:13:16.114
  • "Looks like I'm never goingto get married now.
  • 00:13:16.114 --> 00:13:16.948
  • to get married now.I'm 17; I still
  • 00:13:16.948 --> 00:13:17.982
  • I'm 17; I stilldon't have a man.
  • 00:13:17.982 --> 00:13:18.583
  • don't have a man.Doesn't look like
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  • Doesn't look likeit's ever going to happen."
  • 00:13:20.919 --> 00:13:25.924
  • it's ever going to happen."You know, dramatic people.
  • 00:13:25.924 --> 00:13:27.525
  • You know, dramatic people.But they got to the shore.
  • 00:13:27.525 --> 00:13:29.694
  • But they got to the shore.And you can make it
  • 00:13:29.694 --> 00:13:32.730
  • And you can make itif your faith isn't in the boat.
  • 00:13:32.730 --> 00:13:34.766
  • if your faith isn't in the boat.You can make it if your faith
  • 00:13:34.766 --> 00:13:37.969
  • You can make it if your faithis in the right place.
  • 00:13:37.969 --> 00:13:40.071
  • is in the right place.Now, I'm concluding.
  • 00:13:40.071 --> 00:13:40.505
  • Now, I'm concluding.If you want
  • 00:13:40.505 --> 00:13:43.074
  • If you wantthis little chapter 28 thing,
  • 00:13:43.074 --> 00:13:45.176
  • this little chapter 28 thing,make some noise real quick.
  • 00:13:45.176 --> 00:13:45.810
  • make some noise real quick.I've got one more thing
  • 00:13:45.810 --> 00:13:47.545
  • I've got one more thingto show you.
  • 00:13:47.545 --> 00:13:48.179
  • to show you.I've got one more thing
  • 00:13:48.179 --> 00:13:50.048
  • I've got one more thingto show you.
  • 00:13:50.048 --> 00:13:51.049
  • to show you.You chose wisely,
  • 00:13:51.049 --> 00:13:52.917
  • You chose wisely,'cause this is good.
  • 00:13:52.917 --> 00:13:54.686
  • 'cause this is good.See, Paul makes it
  • 00:13:54.686 --> 00:13:56.254
  • See, Paul makes itthrough the shipwreck,
  • 00:13:56.254 --> 00:13:57.722
  • through the shipwreck,makes it through the storm,
  • 00:13:57.722 --> 00:13:58.223
  • makes it through the storm,survives
  • 00:13:58.223 --> 00:14:00.225
  • survivesthe assassination attempt.
  • 00:14:00.225 --> 00:14:01.960
  • the assassination attempt.And then, 28:1
  • 00:14:01.960 --> 00:14:02.827
  • And then, 28:1you're expecting like
  • 00:14:02.827 --> 00:14:03.328
  • you're expecting likea victory party
  • 00:14:03.328 --> 00:14:04.562
  • a victory party'cause it's the last book in,
  • 00:14:04.562 --> 00:14:05.864
  • 'cause it's the last book in,chapter in the book of Acts,
  • 00:14:05.864 --> 00:14:07.432
  • chapter in the book of Acts,and so the islanders
  • 00:14:07.432 --> 00:14:08.399
  • and so the islandersare all going to, you know,
  • 00:14:08.399 --> 00:14:09.901
  • are all going to, you know,open up some Corona party
  • 00:14:09.901 --> 00:14:11.169
  • open up some Corona partyon the beach like you see
  • 00:14:11.169 --> 00:14:12.070
  • on the beach like you seeon the commercials.
  • 00:14:12.070 --> 00:14:12.704
  • on the commercials.You know what I'm saying?
  • 00:14:12.704 --> 00:14:13.671
  • You know what I'm saying?Like, "Find your beach,"
  • 00:14:13.671 --> 00:14:14.439
  • Like, "Find your beach,"and it's going to --
  • 00:14:14.439 --> 00:14:16.074
  • and it's going to --Prisoners, man.
  • 00:14:16.074 --> 00:14:16.574
  • Prisoners, man.It's not like
  • 00:14:16.574 --> 00:14:17.041
  • It's not likea Christian meeting.
  • 00:14:17.041 --> 00:14:17.542
  • a Christian meeting.It's not
  • 00:14:17.542 --> 00:14:18.276
  • It's nota Christian cruise ship.
  • 00:14:18.276 --> 00:14:18.610
  • a Christian cruise ship.Okay?
  • 00:14:18.610 --> 00:14:19.244
  • Okay?So they're going to party
  • 00:14:19.244 --> 00:14:19.644
  • So they're going to partya little bit.
  • 00:14:19.644 --> 00:14:20.311
  • a little bit.But that's not what happens.
  • 00:14:20.311 --> 00:14:20.979
  • But that's not what happens.Look.
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  • Look.Verse one, chapter 28,
  • 00:14:23.081 --> 00:14:24.015
  • Verse one, chapter 28,"Once safely on shore,
  • 00:14:24.015 --> 00:14:24.883
  • "Once safely on shore,we found out that the island
  • 00:14:24.883 --> 00:14:25.683
  • we found out that the islandwas called Malta.
  • 00:14:25.683 --> 00:14:26.651
  • was called Malta.And the islanders showed us
  • 00:14:26.651 --> 00:14:27.952
  • And the islanders showed usunusual kindness."
  • 00:14:27.952 --> 00:14:28.486
  • unusual kindness."Because when you get
  • 00:14:28.486 --> 00:14:29.254
  • Because when you getto the place where you're going
  • 00:14:29.254 --> 00:14:30.021
  • to the place where you're goingthat you didn't expect
  • 00:14:30.021 --> 00:14:31.656
  • that you didn't expectthat you would ever end up,
  • 00:14:31.656 --> 00:14:32.991
  • that you would ever end up,God will often have people there
  • 00:14:32.991 --> 00:14:33.892
  • God will often have people thereto do things for you
  • 00:14:33.892 --> 00:14:34.826
  • to do things for youthat you couldn't have seen
  • 00:14:34.826 --> 00:14:35.760
  • that you couldn't have seenbefore you got there.
  • 00:14:35.760 --> 00:14:36.527
  • before you got there.So don't worry about
  • 00:14:36.527 --> 00:14:37.528
  • So don't worry aboutwho leaves you on the way,
  • 00:14:37.528 --> 00:14:38.496
  • who leaves you on the way,because God will always have
  • 00:14:38.496 --> 00:14:39.330
  • because God will always havesomebody waiting
  • 00:14:39.330 --> 00:14:40.265
  • somebody waitingin your future to help you
  • 00:14:40.265 --> 00:14:41.065
  • in your future to help youaccomplish what
  • 00:14:41.065 --> 00:14:42.200
  • accomplish whatHe's given you to do.
  • 00:14:42.200 --> 00:14:42.734
  • He's given you to do."They showed us
  • 00:14:42.734 --> 00:14:43.635
  • "They showed usunusual kindness.
  • 00:14:43.635 --> 00:14:46.471
  • unusual kindness.And they built a fire
  • 00:14:46.471 --> 00:14:47.405
  • And they built a fireand welcomed us all because
  • 00:14:47.405 --> 00:14:48.539
  • and welcomed us all becauseit was raining and cold."
  • 00:14:48.539 --> 00:14:49.407
  • it was raining and cold."So now we've got a fire going.
  • 00:14:49.407 --> 00:14:50.608
  • So now we've got a fire going.Everything's good.
  • 00:14:50.608 --> 00:14:51.142
  • Everything's good.And so we're roasting
  • 00:14:51.142 --> 00:14:52.510
  • And so we're roastingmarshmallows, singing Kumbaya.
  • 00:14:52.510 --> 00:14:53.511
  • marshmallows, singing Kumbaya.Look, verse three.
  • 00:14:53.511 --> 00:14:54.512
  • Look, verse three."Paul gathered a pile
  • 00:14:54.512 --> 00:14:55.713
  • "Paul gathered a pileof brushwood
  • 00:14:55.713 --> 00:14:59.617
  • of brushwoodand, as he put it on the fire,
  • 00:14:59.617 --> 00:15:01.853
  • and, as he put it on the fire,a viper, driven out
  • 00:15:01.853 --> 00:15:03.922
  • a viper, driven outby the heat,
  • 00:15:03.922 --> 00:15:07.592
  • by the heat,fastened itself on his hand."
  • 00:15:07.592 --> 00:15:11.729
  • fastened itself on his hand."Everybody say, "Poor Paul."
  • 00:15:11.729 --> 00:15:12.430
  • Everybody say, "Poor Paul."This guy --
  • 00:15:12.430 --> 00:15:16.234
  • This guy --The hits keep coming.
  • 00:15:16.234 --> 00:15:18.536
  • The hits keep coming.He's already on trial.
  • 00:15:18.536 --> 00:15:20.104
  • He's already on trial.He's already a prisoner.
  • 00:15:20.104 --> 00:15:22.106
  • He's already a prisoner.He's been through a shipwreck.
  • 00:15:22.106 --> 00:15:26.377
  • He's been through a shipwreck.And now, here comes the snake.
  • 00:15:26.377 --> 00:15:27.645
  • And now, here comes the snake.And builds the fire,
  • 00:15:27.645 --> 00:15:30.515
  • And builds the fire,he's trying to be helpful,
  • 00:15:30.515 --> 00:15:33.184
  • he's trying to be helpful,and the heat from the fire
  • 00:15:33.184 --> 00:15:35.887
  • and the heat from the firedrove out the snake.
  • 00:15:35.887 --> 00:15:37.889
  • drove out the snake.I did want to point out to you,
  • 00:15:37.889 --> 00:15:38.723
  • I did want to point out to you,as we round this corner
  • 00:15:38.723 --> 00:15:42.527
  • as we round this cornerinto our final approach,
  • 00:15:42.527 --> 00:15:43.861
  • into our final approach,that whenever you light a fire,
  • 00:15:43.861 --> 00:15:44.529
  • that whenever you light a fire,you can expect
  • 00:15:44.529 --> 00:15:48.433
  • you can expectsome snakes to come out.
  • 00:15:48.433 --> 00:15:53.905
  • some snakes to come out.[applause]
  • 00:15:53.905 --> 00:15:54.906
  • [applause]So when your passion
  • 00:15:54.906 --> 00:15:57.275
  • So when your passionfor God increases and you start
  • 00:15:57.275 --> 00:15:57.976
  • for God increases and you startburning bright
  • 00:15:57.976 --> 00:15:59.177
  • burning brightfor the things of God
  • 00:15:59.177 --> 00:15:59.877
  • for the things of Godand you start trying
  • 00:15:59.877 --> 00:16:01.312
  • and you start tryingto serve God and you start
  • 00:16:01.312 --> 00:16:02.180
  • to serve God and you starttrying to commit to God,
  • 00:16:02.180 --> 00:16:03.514
  • trying to commit to God,don't be surprised
  • 00:16:03.514 --> 00:16:06.317
  • don't be surprisedwhen it brings out the snakes,
  • 00:16:06.317 --> 00:16:07.185
  • when it brings out the snakes,'cause the same fire that
  • 00:16:07.185 --> 00:16:08.419
  • 'cause the same fire thatwarmed them is the same fire
  • 00:16:08.419 --> 00:16:09.587
  • warmed them is the same firethat drove out the snake
  • 00:16:09.587 --> 00:16:11.889
  • that drove out the snakethat wanted to kill him.
  • 00:16:11.889 --> 00:16:12.557
  • that wanted to kill him.So the fire
  • 00:16:12.557 --> 00:16:15.226
  • So the firebrings out the snakes.
  • 00:16:15.226 --> 00:16:16.260
  • brings out the snakes.And it says in verse four,
  • 00:16:16.260 --> 00:16:17.161
  • And it says in verse four,"When the islanders saw
  • 00:16:17.161 --> 00:16:18.730
  • "When the islanders sawthe snake hanging from his hand,
  • 00:16:18.730 --> 00:16:20.131
  • the snake hanging from his hand,they said to each other,
  • 00:16:20.131 --> 00:16:22.800
  • they said to each other,This man must be a murderer;
  • 00:16:22.800 --> 00:16:23.601
  • This man must be a murderer;for though he escaped
  • 00:16:23.601 --> 00:16:25.336
  • for though he escapedfrom the sea,
  • 00:16:25.336 --> 00:16:26.838
  • from the sea,the goddess Justice has
  • 00:16:26.838 --> 00:16:28.106
  • the goddess Justice hasnot allowed him to live."
  • 00:16:28.106 --> 00:16:28.940
  • not allowed him to live."Now, I don't notice anybody
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  • Now, I don't notice anybodyin the passage trying
  • 00:16:29.941 --> 00:16:31.275
  • in the passage tryingto help Paul get
  • 00:16:31.275 --> 00:16:32.310
  • to help Paul getthe snake off his hand.
  • 00:16:32.310 --> 00:16:33.177
  • the snake off his hand.They're having a committee
  • 00:16:33.177 --> 00:16:35.079
  • They're having a committeemeeting about why the snake --
  • 00:16:35.079 --> 00:16:36.414
  • meeting about why the snake --"I think he's getting bit
  • 00:16:36.414 --> 00:16:36.881
  • "I think he's getting bitby the snake
  • 00:16:36.881 --> 00:16:37.582
  • by the snake'cause he did something wrong."
  • 00:16:37.582 --> 00:16:38.416
  • 'cause he did something wrong."They're pontificating
  • 00:16:38.416 --> 00:16:41.452
  • They're pontificatingabout his problem.
  • 00:16:41.452 --> 00:16:43.321
  • about his problem.Worse thing in the world.
  • 00:16:43.321 --> 00:16:45.490
  • Worse thing in the world.And remember how I told you Luke
  • 00:16:45.490 --> 00:16:46.691
  • And remember how I told you Lukewas the one writing
  • 00:16:46.691 --> 00:16:47.458
  • was the one writingthe book of Acts?
  • 00:16:47.458 --> 00:16:48.092
  • the book of Acts?You know, Luke was
  • 00:16:48.092 --> 00:16:50.828
  • You know, Luke wasa medical doctor.
  • 00:16:50.828 --> 00:16:52.964
  • a medical doctor.And so I'm interested to see
  • 00:16:52.964 --> 00:16:55.166
  • And so I'm interested to seehow he describes the snakebite.
  • 00:16:55.166 --> 00:16:55.867
  • how he describes the snakebite.Look at verse five.
  • 00:16:55.867 --> 00:16:57.902
  • Look at verse five.It's very succinct.
  • 00:16:57.902 --> 00:17:02.373
  • It's very succinct.It says, "But Paul shook
  • 00:17:02.373 --> 00:17:07.311
  • It says, "But Paul shookthe snake off into the fire
  • 00:17:07.311 --> 00:17:10.548
  • the snake off into the fireand suffered no ill effects."
  • 00:17:10.548 --> 00:17:13.718
  • and suffered no ill effects."If I had time and if I thought
  • 00:17:13.718 --> 00:17:15.453
  • If I had time and if I thoughtyou could handle it,
  • 00:17:15.453 --> 00:17:16.220
  • you could handle it,I would preach about
  • 00:17:16.220 --> 00:17:18.890
  • I would preach about"Shake the Snake."
  • 00:17:18.890 --> 00:17:19.590
  • "Shake the Snake."If I thought
  • 00:17:19.590 --> 00:17:22.126
  • If I thoughtyou could handle it.
  • 00:17:22.126 --> 00:17:23.828
  • you could handle it.Okay, just real quick then,
  • 00:17:23.828 --> 00:17:25.897
  • Okay, just real quick then,let's talk before we finish,
  • 00:17:25.897 --> 00:17:29.567
  • let's talk before we finish,let's talk about shake the snake
  • 00:17:29.567 --> 00:17:32.103
  • let's talk about shake the snakeand feed the fire.
  • 00:17:32.103 --> 00:17:33.004
  • and feed the fire.Shake the snake.
  • 00:17:33.004 --> 00:17:34.038
  • Shake the snake.You've got to learn
  • 00:17:34.038 --> 00:17:37.008
  • You've got to learnhow to shake the snake
  • 00:17:37.008 --> 00:17:39.677
  • how to shake the snakeand feed the fire.
  • 00:17:39.677 --> 00:17:40.912
  • and feed the fire.See, Paul doesn't get bit
  • 00:17:40.912 --> 00:17:43.514
  • See, Paul doesn't get bitby the snake and scream.
  • 00:17:43.514 --> 00:17:44.282
  • by the snake and scream.He doesn't get bit
  • 00:17:44.282 --> 00:17:45.450
  • He doesn't get bitby the snake
  • 00:17:45.450 --> 00:17:46.084
  • by the snakeand stand there
  • 00:17:46.084 --> 00:17:48.119
  • and stand therein a state of shock.
  • 00:17:48.119 --> 00:17:49.087
  • in a state of shock.Paul looks at the snake
  • 00:17:49.087 --> 00:17:55.693
  • Paul looks at the snakeand he says, "Oh, this too?"
  • 00:17:55.693 --> 00:17:57.462
  • and he says, "Oh, this too?"And I'm asking myself,
  • 00:17:57.462 --> 00:17:58.229
  • And I'm asking myself,how did he have
  • 00:17:58.229 --> 00:18:00.131
  • how did he havethe presence of mind
  • 00:18:00.131 --> 00:18:01.132
  • the presence of mind'cause I'm scare of snakes --
  • 00:18:01.132 --> 00:18:03.201
  • 'cause I'm scare of snakes --How many y'all scared of snakes?
  • 00:18:03.201 --> 00:18:03.935
  • How many y'all scared of snakes?Okay, turn to the person
  • 00:18:03.935 --> 00:18:04.702
  • Okay, turn to the personnext to you who doesn't
  • 00:18:04.702 --> 00:18:05.369
  • next to you who doesn'thave their hand up
  • 00:18:05.369 --> 00:18:06.170
  • have their hand upand say, "How does it feel
  • 00:18:06.170 --> 00:18:07.472
  • and say, "How does it feelto be stupid?"
  • 00:18:07.472 --> 00:18:08.506
  • to be stupid?"Snakes are scary.
  • 00:18:08.506 --> 00:18:12.310
  • Snakes are scary.So if the snake bites me,
  • 00:18:12.310 --> 00:18:13.311
  • So if the snake bites me,I don't have the presence --
  • 00:18:13.311 --> 00:18:16.747
  • I don't have the presence --But Paul, he knew something.
  • 00:18:16.747 --> 00:18:17.315
  • But Paul, he knew something.He had something.
  • 00:18:17.315 --> 00:18:18.182
  • He had something.He said, "Wait a minute.
  • 00:18:18.182 --> 00:18:18.583
  • He said, "Wait a minute.Wait a minute.
  • 00:18:18.583 --> 00:18:19.650
  • Wait a minute.Wait a minute.
  • 00:18:19.650 --> 00:18:21.252
  • Wait a minute.God didn't bring me through
  • 00:18:21.252 --> 00:18:24.822
  • God didn't bring me throughthat shipwreck to let me die
  • 00:18:24.822 --> 00:18:27.692
  • that shipwreck to let me diefrom this snakebite.
  • 00:18:27.692 --> 00:18:33.931
  • from this snakebite.So I know what to do."
  • 00:18:33.931 --> 00:18:35.733
  • So I know what to do."Now, I'm using this
  • 00:18:35.733 --> 00:18:37.535
  • Now, I'm using thisas a metaphor.
  • 00:18:37.535 --> 00:18:39.937
  • as a metaphor.I'm saying that there are snakes
  • 00:18:39.937 --> 00:18:41.906
  • I'm saying that there are snakesthat will attack your thinking.
  • 00:18:41.906 --> 00:18:42.874
  • that will attack your thinking.There are snakes that will
  • 00:18:42.874 --> 00:18:44.642
  • There are snakes that willattack your faith.
  • 00:18:44.642 --> 00:18:45.843
  • attack your faith.Notice that God didn't
  • 00:18:45.843 --> 00:18:46.878
  • Notice that God didn'tlet Paul step
  • 00:18:46.878 --> 00:18:48.913
  • let Paul stepon the snake's head.
  • 00:18:48.913 --> 00:18:50.148
  • on the snake's head.That's how we want it.
  • 00:18:50.148 --> 00:18:50.982
  • That's how we want it.Show me the fear
  • 00:18:50.982 --> 00:18:52.250
  • Show me the fearand I'll crush it.
  • 00:18:52.250 --> 00:18:53.151
  • and I'll crush it.God says, "No, got to
  • 00:18:53.151 --> 00:18:55.153
  • God says, "No, got tolet it bite you
  • 00:18:55.153 --> 00:18:55.786
  • let it bite you'cause I've got to prove
  • 00:18:55.786 --> 00:18:58.356
  • 'cause I've got to proveto everybody around you
  • 00:18:58.356 --> 00:18:58.890
  • to everybody around youthat I can let
  • 00:18:58.890 --> 00:19:01.058
  • that I can letthe fear bite you
  • 00:19:01.058 --> 00:19:02.727
  • the fear bite youand even try to attach itself
  • 00:19:02.727 --> 00:19:04.829
  • and even try to attach itselfto you, but you know
  • 00:19:04.829 --> 00:19:06.364
  • to you, but you knowwhat to do when
  • 00:19:06.364 --> 00:19:07.932
  • what to do whenthe snake starts biting.
  • 00:19:07.932 --> 00:19:10.067
  • the snake starts biting.I want to teach you to shake
  • 00:19:10.067 --> 00:19:12.670
  • I want to teach you to shakethat snake, shake that worry,
  • 00:19:12.670 --> 00:19:14.105
  • that snake, shake that worry,shake that trouble,
  • 00:19:14.105 --> 00:19:15.439
  • shake that trouble,shake that problem,
  • 00:19:15.439 --> 00:19:17.074
  • shake that problem,shake that bad report,
  • 00:19:17.074 --> 00:19:18.910
  • shake that bad report,shake that test result,
  • 00:19:18.910 --> 00:19:20.311
  • shake that test result,shake, shake..."
  • 00:19:20.311 --> 00:19:21.345
  • shake, shake..."Shake three people around you.
  • 00:19:21.345 --> 00:19:24.615
  • Shake three people around you.Say, "Shake that snake."
  • 00:19:24.615 --> 00:19:25.383
  • Say, "Shake that snake."Shake it.
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  • Shake it.Shake it.
  • 00:19:26.150 --> 00:19:29.453
  • Shake it.One more thing.
  • 00:19:29.453 --> 00:19:31.923
  • One more thing.I can't leave this alone.
  • 00:19:31.923 --> 00:19:33.124
  • I can't leave this alone.It said not only did
  • 00:19:33.124 --> 00:19:35.126
  • It said not only didhe shake the snake,
  • 00:19:35.126 --> 00:19:36.294
  • he shake the snake,but he shook it back
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  • but he shook it backin the same fire
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  • in the same firethat made it come out
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  • that made it come outto begin with.
  • 00:19:43.467 --> 00:19:44.635
  • to begin with.Now, I'm thinking about
  • 00:19:44.635 --> 00:19:48.039
  • Now, I'm thinking about2 Timothy 1: 6-7.
  • 00:19:48.039 --> 00:19:49.607
  • 2 Timothy 1: 6-7.Paul was preaching to Timothy
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  • Paul was preaching to Timothywhen Timothy was under fire
  • 00:19:52.577 --> 00:19:53.711
  • when Timothy was under fireand Timothy was facing
  • 00:19:53.711 --> 00:19:55.580
  • and Timothy was facingsome real hardship.
  • 00:19:55.580 --> 00:19:56.714
  • some real hardship.And he said, "Timothy,
  • 00:19:56.714 --> 00:19:59.317
  • And he said, "Timothy,I want to remind you now,"
  • 00:19:59.317 --> 00:20:00.785
  • I want to remind you now,"here it is,
  • 00:20:00.785 --> 00:20:03.588
  • here it is,"to fan into flames
  • 00:20:03.588 --> 00:20:05.122
  • "to fan into flamesthe spiritual gift
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  • the spiritual giftGod gave you when I laid
  • 00:20:07.225 --> 00:20:08.326
  • God gave you when I laidmy hands on you,
  • 00:20:08.326 --> 00:20:12.196
  • my hands on you,for God has not given us
  • 00:20:12.196 --> 00:20:14.198
  • for God has not given usa spirit of fear."
  • 00:20:14.198 --> 00:20:15.499
  • a spirit of fear."Shake it off.
  • 00:20:15.499 --> 00:20:16.701
  • Shake it off.Or timidity.
  • 00:20:16.701 --> 00:20:17.902
  • Or timidity.Shake it off.
  • 00:20:17.902 --> 00:20:18.703
  • Shake it off.What are they going
  • 00:20:18.703 --> 00:20:19.437
  • What are they goingto think about me?
  • 00:20:19.437 --> 00:20:20.438
  • to think about me?Shake it off.
  • 00:20:20.438 --> 00:20:21.606
  • Shake it off.What if it doesn't work out?
  • 00:20:21.606 --> 00:20:23.341
  • What if it doesn't work out?Shake -- God didn't give you
  • 00:20:23.341 --> 00:20:25.910
  • Shake -- God didn't give youa spirit of fear, but what?
  • 00:20:25.910 --> 00:20:28.079
  • a spirit of fear, but what?Of power and love
  • 00:20:28.079 --> 00:20:30.047
  • Of power and loveand self-discipline.
  • 00:20:30.047 --> 00:20:31.582
  • and self-discipline.There's so much power
  • 00:20:31.582 --> 00:20:33.985
  • There's so much powerin you that you can get bit
  • 00:20:33.985 --> 00:20:35.987
  • in you that you can get bitand still not be stopped.
  • 00:20:35.987 --> 00:20:36.887
  • and still not be stopped.That's when the people
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  • That's when the peoplein your life will know
  • 00:20:38.155 --> 00:20:42.393
  • in your life will knowthere is a God.
  • 00:20:42.393 --> 00:20:45.463
  • there is a God.Shake it
  • 00:20:45.463 --> 00:20:48.299
  • Shake itback into the same fire.
  • 00:20:48.299 --> 00:20:50.568
  • back into the same fire.Any time you start
  • 00:20:50.568 --> 00:20:53.504
  • Any time you startpursuing God with a passion,
  • 00:20:53.504 --> 00:20:54.872
  • pursuing God with a passion,don't be surprised
  • 00:20:54.872 --> 00:20:56.007
  • don't be surprisedwhen something slithers up
  • 00:20:56.007 --> 00:20:58.476
  • when something slithers upto bite you.
  • 00:20:58.476 --> 00:21:00.311
  • to bite you.But if the shipwreck
  • 00:21:00.311 --> 00:21:02.480
  • But if the shipwreckdidn't kill you,
  • 00:21:02.480 --> 00:21:06.617
  • didn't kill you,if God brought you this far,
  • 00:21:06.617 --> 00:21:09.153
  • if God brought you this far,the same God who got you
  • 00:21:09.153 --> 00:21:10.788
  • the same God who got youto this point,
  • 00:21:10.788 --> 00:21:11.689
  • to this point,if you'll just shake
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  • if you'll just shakethat thing off
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  • that thing offand don't let it stop you --
  • 00:21:15.593 --> 00:21:17.628
  • and don't let it stop you --It might bite you
  • 00:21:17.628 --> 00:21:19.897
  • It might bite youbut don't let it stop you.
  • 00:21:19.897 --> 00:21:21.899
  • but don't let it stop you.It might try to hurt you,
  • 00:21:21.899 --> 00:21:23.834
  • It might try to hurt you,but just don't let it stop you.
  • 00:21:23.834 --> 00:21:25.803
  • but just don't let it stop you.Just shake it off.
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  • Just shake it off.The hymn writer said,
  • 00:21:27.171 --> 00:21:29.640
  • The hymn writer said,"Through many dangers, toils,
  • 00:21:29.640 --> 00:21:33.177
  • "Through many dangers, toils,and snares, I have already come.
  • 00:21:33.177 --> 00:21:36.380
  • and snares, I have already come.'Twas grace that brought me
  • 00:21:36.380 --> 00:21:38.983
  • 'Twas grace that brought mesafe thus far,
  • 00:21:38.983 --> 00:21:43.888
  • safe thus far,and grace will lead me home.
  • 00:21:43.888 --> 00:21:46.057
  • - Right now, in this moment,
  • 00:21:50.728 --> 00:21:51.529
  • - Right now, in this moment,your life is being
  • 00:21:51.529 --> 00:21:53.698
  • your life is beingsteered in a direction.
  • 00:21:53.698 --> 00:21:55.700
  • steered in a direction.It may be toward your calling,
  • 00:21:55.700 --> 00:21:56.367
  • It may be toward your calling,it may be away
  • 00:21:56.367 --> 00:21:57.702
  • it may be awayfrom your calling.
  • 00:21:57.702 --> 00:21:58.703
  • from your calling.But your life is being
  • 00:21:58.703 --> 00:22:00.004
  • like a ship in the water.
  • 00:22:01.906 --> 00:22:04.075
  • like a ship in the water.The destination is determined
  • 00:22:04.075 --> 00:22:07.645
  • The destination is determinedby who or what is at the wheel.
  • 00:22:07.645 --> 00:22:08.312
  • by who or what is at the wheel.If you're steering
  • 00:22:08.312 --> 00:22:09.547
  • If you're steeringby your feelings,
  • 00:22:09.547 --> 00:22:11.649
  • by your feelings,instead of by the spirit of God,
  • 00:22:11.649 --> 00:22:12.550
  • instead of by the spirit of God,it's just a matter of time
  • 00:22:12.550 --> 00:22:13.918
  • it's just a matter of timebefore you get off course.
  • 00:22:13.918 --> 00:22:15.786
  • before you get off course.Sometimes, it happens slowly.
  • 00:22:15.786 --> 00:22:16.587
  • Sometimes, it happens slowly.We don't even realize
  • 00:22:16.587 --> 00:22:18.322
  • We don't even realizethe gradual drift.
  • 00:22:18.322 --> 00:22:19.190
  • the gradual drift.Because, the world's gets us
  • 00:22:19.190 --> 00:22:20.925
  • Because, the world's gets uswalking in its ways;
  • 00:22:20.925 --> 00:22:24.528
  • walking in its ways;what we see, what we feel,
  • 00:22:24.528 --> 00:22:26.364
  • what we see, what we feel,what we think.
  • 00:22:26.364 --> 00:22:27.932
  • what we think.But as children of God,
  • 00:22:27.932 --> 00:22:28.899
  • But as children of God,we have to learn how to
  • 00:22:28.899 --> 00:22:30.768
  • because feelings come and go.
  • 00:22:32.570 --> 00:22:33.637
  • because feelings come and go.I mean, one minute,
  • 00:22:33.637 --> 00:22:34.739
  • I mean, one minute,you're telling yourself that
  • 00:22:34.739 --> 00:22:36.073
  • you're telling yourself thatyou can take on the world.
  • 00:22:36.073 --> 00:22:36.674
  • you can take on the world.And the next minute,
  • 00:22:36.674 --> 00:22:37.308
  • And the next minute,all you wanna do
  • 00:22:37.308 --> 00:22:38.776
  • all you wanna dois get under the covers
  • 00:22:38.776 --> 00:22:40.044
  • is get under the coverswith some cookies.
  • 00:22:40.044 --> 00:22:40.644
  • with some cookies.I know you know
  • 00:22:40.644 --> 00:22:41.812
  • I know you knowwhat I am saying.
  • 00:22:41.812 --> 00:22:42.813
  • what I am saying.God's truth
  • 00:22:42.813 --> 00:22:44.715
  • God's truthis the only constant.
  • 00:22:44.715 --> 00:22:46.250
  • is the only constant.It's time to fix your focus
  • 00:22:46.250 --> 00:22:48.052
  • It's time to fix your focuson the provision of God
  • 00:22:48.052 --> 00:22:49.286
  • on the provision of Godnot the lack in your life,
  • 00:22:49.286 --> 00:22:50.287
  • not the lack in your life,the protection of God,
  • 00:22:50.287 --> 00:22:51.422
  • the protection of God,not the danger around you.
  • 00:22:51.422 --> 00:22:53.224
  • not the danger around you.And the purposes of God
  • 00:22:53.224 --> 00:22:54.458
  • And the purposes of Godinstead of whatever
  • 00:22:54.458 --> 00:22:55.793
  • instead of whateverlittle urgent crises
  • 00:22:55.793 --> 00:22:57.461
  • little urgent crisespops up in your day.
  • 00:22:57.461 --> 00:22:58.596
  • pops up in your day.You can survive the storms
  • 00:22:58.596 --> 00:23:00.331
  • - In a year that hasn't gone
  • 00:23:02.266 --> 00:23:04.502
  • the way anyone expected,
  • 00:23:04.502 --> 00:23:05.302
  • it's easy to feel like
  • 00:23:05.302 --> 00:23:06.937
  • things won't get better.
  • 00:23:06.937 --> 00:23:07.905
  • For some, it feels like
  • 00:23:07.905 --> 00:23:09.874
  • storm after storm.
  • 00:23:09.874 --> 00:23:12.076
  • Situation after situation.
  • 00:23:12.076 --> 00:23:13.210
  • Just surviving
  • 00:23:13.210 --> 00:23:15.513
  • has been considered success,
  • 00:23:15.513 --> 00:23:17.081
  • but what if there was a purpose
  • 00:23:17.081 --> 00:23:18.282
  • in the storm?
  • 00:23:18.282 --> 00:23:19.350
  • What if it's less about
  • 00:23:19.350 --> 00:23:20.518
  • the reason all this happened,
  • 00:23:20.518 --> 00:23:21.218
  • and more about
  • 00:23:21.218 --> 00:23:23.187
  • discovering who God is
  • 00:23:23.187 --> 00:23:24.288
  • - None of us pictured this.
  • 00:23:27.925 --> 00:23:30.961
  • - None of us pictured this.I know you didn't picture this.
  • 00:23:30.961 --> 00:23:32.296
  • I know you didn't picture this.God isn't building your picture,
  • 00:23:32.296 --> 00:23:33.964
  • God isn't building your picture,He's building His purpose.
  • 00:23:33.964 --> 00:23:38.235
  • He's building His purpose.God has given you the power
  • 00:23:38.235 --> 00:23:42.006
  • God has given you the powernot only to survive the storm,
  • 00:23:42.006 --> 00:23:42.940
  • not only to survive the storm,but He gave you the power
  • 00:23:42.940 --> 00:23:43.574
  • but He gave you the powerfor miracles
  • 00:23:43.574 --> 00:23:44.942
  • - In our new series,
  • 00:23:45.609 --> 00:23:47.144
  • "Making Sense of Setbacks",
  • 00:23:47.144 --> 00:23:48.045
  • Pastor Steven Furtick
  • 00:23:48.045 --> 00:23:49.447
  • will help you discover
  • 00:23:49.447 --> 00:23:50.147
  • that even when
  • 00:23:50.147 --> 00:23:51.215
  • you can't make sense
  • 00:23:51.215 --> 00:23:52.783
  • of the situations you face,
  • 00:23:52.783 --> 00:23:56.086
  • God is still with you in them.
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  • Call today to request your copy
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  • - "This telephone
  • 00:24:04.862 --> 00:24:06.096
  • has too many shortcomings
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  • to be seriously considered
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  • as a means of communication.
  • 00:24:09.133 --> 00:24:10.434
  • The device is inherently
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  • of no value to us."
  • 00:24:12.036 --> 00:24:12.970
  • -- Western Union,
  • 00:24:12.970 --> 00:24:15.139
  • - "The horse is here to stay,
  • 00:24:17.408 --> 00:24:18.676
  • but the automobile is only
  • 00:24:18.676 --> 00:24:20.578
  • a novelty, a fad."
  • 00:24:20.578 --> 00:24:21.078
  • -- President of
  • 00:24:21.078 --> 00:24:22.279
  • the Michigan Savings Bank
  • 00:24:22.279 --> 00:24:24.315
  • - "Television won't last
  • 00:24:28.085 --> 00:24:29.053
  • because people will soon
  • 00:24:29.053 --> 00:24:30.287
  • get tired of staring
  • 00:24:30.287 --> 00:24:32.122
  • at a plywood box every night."
  • 00:24:32.122 --> 00:24:33.624
  • -- Darryl Zanuck, movie producer
  • 00:24:33.624 --> 00:24:35.493
  • - -- my whole, entire family;
  • 00:24:36.727 --> 00:24:37.628
  • - "There's no reason
  • 00:24:39.230 --> 00:24:40.464
  • for any individual
  • 00:24:40.464 --> 00:24:42.366
  • to have a computer in his home."
  • 00:24:42.366 --> 00:24:43.334
  • -- World Future Society
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  • - Throughout the years,
  • 00:24:47.905 --> 00:24:48.606
  • people have made
  • 00:24:48.606 --> 00:24:49.807
  • some pretty inaccurate
  • 00:24:49.807 --> 00:24:51.842
  • assumptions.
  • 00:24:51.842 --> 00:24:52.977
  • Technologies that were only
  • 00:24:52.977 --> 00:24:55.045
  • supposed to be an expensive fad
  • 00:24:55.045 --> 00:24:58.516
  • have shaped an entire society.
  • 00:24:58.516 --> 00:24:59.517
  • It is our main form
  • 00:24:59.517 --> 00:25:01.619
  • of communication,
  • 00:25:01.619 --> 00:25:02.052
  • of connecting
  • 00:25:02.052 --> 00:25:04.755
  • with like-minded people,
  • 00:25:04.755 --> 00:25:06.757
  • of bettering ourselves,
  • 00:25:06.757 --> 00:25:10.327
  • of bettering our communities,
  • 00:25:10.327 --> 00:25:11.328
  • it connects us in ways
  • 00:25:11.328 --> 00:25:13.330
  • - Hey, daddy,
  • 00:25:15.666 --> 00:25:17.468
  • - Hey, daddy,
  • 00:25:19.904 --> 00:25:21.472
  • - Hey, Mom,
  • 00:25:22.473 --> 00:25:24.542
  • [gasping]
  • 00:25:26.377 --> 00:25:26.877
  • - We aren't just limited
  • 00:25:28.312 --> 00:25:29.580
  • - -- take their first ride
  • 00:25:31.248 --> 00:25:32.316
  • - -- take their first rideinto space.
  • 00:25:32.316 --> 00:25:33.584
  • into space.Aerodynamic structure,
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  • - Industries thrive
  • 00:25:37.187 --> 00:25:37.922
  • on the ability
  • 00:25:37.922 --> 00:25:39.423
  • to utilize technology
  • 00:25:39.423 --> 00:25:41.091
  • - ♪ You can do all things ♪
  • 00:25:54.738 --> 00:25:58.576
  • - ♪ You can do all things ♪♪ You can do all things ♪
  • 00:25:58.576 --> 00:26:00.010
  • ♪ You can do all things ♪♪ But fail ♪
  • 00:26:00.010 --> 00:26:00.978
  • ♪ But fail ♪♪ 'Cause You've never ♪
  • 00:26:00.978 --> 00:26:02.413
  • ♪ 'Cause You've never ♪♪ Lost a battle ♪
  • 00:26:02.413 --> 00:26:03.280
  • ♪ Lost a battle ♪♪ No, You've never ♪
  • 00:26:03.280 --> 00:26:04.815
  • ♪ No, You've never ♪♪ Lost a battle ♪
  • 00:26:04.815 --> 00:26:07.751
  • ♪ Lost a battle ♪♪ And I know, I know ♪
  • 00:26:07.751 --> 00:26:10.721
  • - ♪ You can do all things ♪
  • 00:26:17.962 --> 00:26:21.799
  • - ♪ You can do all things ♪♪ You can do all things ♪
  • 00:26:21.799 --> 00:26:23.434
  • ♪ You can do all things ♪- ♪ But fail ♪
  • 00:26:23.434 --> 00:26:24.168
  • - ♪ But fail ♪- ♪ 'Cause You've never ♪
  • 00:26:24.168 --> 00:26:25.569
  • - ♪ 'Cause You've never ♪♪ Lost a battle ♪
  • 00:26:25.569 --> 00:26:26.704
  • ♪ Lost a battle ♪♪ No, You've never lost ♪
  • 00:26:26.704 --> 00:26:27.938
  • ♪ No, You've never lost ♪♪ A battle ♪
  • 00:26:27.938 --> 00:26:29.440
  • ♪ A battle ♪♪ And I know ♪
  • 00:26:29.440 --> 00:26:31.008
  • ♪ And I know ♪♪ I know ♪
  • 00:26:31.008 --> 00:26:33.711
  • ♪ I know ♪♪ You never will ♪
  • 00:26:33.711 --> 00:26:34.511
  • ♪ You never will ♪- ♪ You've never lost ♪
  • 00:26:34.511 --> 00:26:35.179
  • - ♪ You've never lost ♪♪ A battle ♪
  • 00:26:35.179 --> 00:26:36.046
  • ♪ A battle ♪- ♪ You've never lost ♪
  • 00:26:36.046 --> 00:26:36.780
  • - ♪ You've never lost ♪♪ A battle ♪
  • 00:26:36.780 --> 00:26:37.615
  • ♪ A battle ♪- ♪ You've never lost ♪
  • 00:26:37.615 --> 00:26:38.282
  • - ♪ You've never lost ♪♪ A battle ♪
  • 00:26:38.282 --> 00:26:39.049
  • ♪ A battle ♪- ♪ You've never lost ♪
  • 00:26:39.049 --> 00:26:39.583
  • - ♪ You've never lost ♪♪ A battle ♪
  • 00:26:39.583 --> 00:26:40.384
  • ♪ A battle ♪- ♪ You've never lost ♪
  • 00:26:40.384 --> 00:26:41.018
  • - ♪ You've never lost ♪♪ A battle ♪
  • 00:26:41.018 --> 00:26:41.785
  • ♪ A battle ♪- ♪ You've never lost ♪
  • 00:26:41.785 --> 00:26:42.519
  • - ♪ You've never lost ♪♪ A battle ♪
  • 00:26:42.519 --> 00:26:43.821
  • ♪ A battle ♪- ♪ You never will ♪
  • 00:26:43.821 --> 00:26:45.289
  • - ♪ You never will ♪- ♪ You never will ♪
  • 00:26:45.289 --> 00:26:46.190
  • - ♪ You never will ♪- ♪ You've never lost ♪
  • 00:26:46.190 --> 00:26:46.824
  • - ♪ You've never lost ♪♪ A battle ♪
  • 00:26:46.824 --> 00:26:47.625
  • ♪ A battle ♪- ♪ You've never lost ♪
  • 00:26:47.625 --> 00:26:48.225
  • - ♪ You've never lost ♪♪ A battle ♪
  • 00:26:48.225 --> 00:26:49.126
  • ♪ A battle ♪- ♪ You've never lost ♪
  • 00:26:49.126 --> 00:26:49.693
  • - ♪ You've never lost ♪♪ A battle ♪
  • 00:26:49.693 --> 00:26:50.561
  • ♪ A battle ♪- ♪ You've never lost ♪
  • 00:26:50.561 --> 00:26:51.161
  • - ♪ You've never lost ♪♪ A battle ♪
  • 00:26:51.161 --> 00:26:52.062
  • ♪ A battle ♪- ♪ You've never lost ♪
  • 00:26:52.062 --> 00:26:52.630
  • - ♪ You've never lost ♪♪ A battle ♪
  • 00:26:52.630 --> 00:26:53.397
  • ♪ A battle ♪- ♪ You've never lost ♪
  • 00:26:53.397 --> 00:26:53.998
  • - ♪ You've never lost ♪♪ A battle ♪
  • 00:26:53.998 --> 00:26:55.466
  • ♪ A battle ♪- ♪ You never will ♪
  • 00:26:55.466 --> 00:26:56.967
  • - ♪ You never will ♪- ♪ You never will ♪
  • 00:26:56.967 --> 00:26:57.901
  • - ♪ You never will ♪- ♪ You've never lost ♪
  • 00:26:57.901 --> 00:26:58.469
  • - ♪ You've never lost ♪♪ A battle ♪
  • 00:26:58.469 --> 00:27:01.438
  • ♪ A battle ♪- ♪ You've always been true ♪
  • 00:27:01.438 --> 00:27:04.241
  • - ♪ You've always been true ♪♪ You've always been good ♪
  • 00:27:04.241 --> 00:27:06.577
  • ♪ You've always been good ♪♪ You've always been there ♪
  • 00:27:06.577 --> 00:27:07.277
  • ♪ You've always been there ♪♪ You've always ♪
  • 00:27:07.277 --> 00:27:09.947
  • ♪ You've always ♪♪ Seen me through ♪
  • 00:27:09.947 --> 00:27:12.783
  • ♪ Seen me through ♪♪ Through every trial ♪
  • 00:27:12.783 --> 00:27:14.818
  • ♪ Through every trial ♪♪ And through all the pain ♪
  • 00:27:14.818 --> 00:27:16.020
  • ♪ And through all the pain ♪♪ That's how I know ♪
  • 00:27:16.020 --> 00:27:18.255
  • ♪ You can do ♪
  • 00:27:21.291 --> 00:27:27.464
  • ♪ You can do ♪- ♪ You can do all things ♪
  • 00:27:27.464 --> 00:27:29.967