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Make Room for the New Part 1

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January 8, 2021
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Pastor Steven Furtick teach us how to break free from the old and step into what God has next.

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Make Room for the New Part 1

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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
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  • than just a TV episode,
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  • it's an opportunity to connect
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  • with a growing community
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  • 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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  • - Make room for the new.
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  • - Make room for the new.This is a word for you.
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  • This is a word for you.Make room for the new.
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  • Make room for the new.You know, I'm getting
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  • You know, I'm gettinginto old stuff now.
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  • into old stuff now.I've got about
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  • I've got about80 records upstairs
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  • 80 records upstairsin my office at my house
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  • in my office at my houseand a turntable, vinyl.
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  • and a turntable, vinyl.Something about getting up
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  • Something about getting upand having to only listen
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  • and having to only listento three songs at a time
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  • to three songs at a timeis preferable to having
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  • is preferable to havingevery song in the history
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  • every song in the historyof the universe on my phone
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  • of the universe on my phoneat my fingertips.
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  • at my fingertips.For some reason,
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  • For some reason,I would rather listen
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  • I would rather listenthrough a scratchy
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  • through a scratchyanalog representation
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  • analog representationof the music
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  • of the musicthan a digital recreation
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  • than a digital recreationof the music that fits
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  • of the music that fitsin my pocket.
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  • in my pocket.I think there's something
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  • I think there's somethingcomforting about something
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  • comforting about somethingthat you used to touch and hold.
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  • that you used to touch and hold.Old, you know.
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  • Old, you know.I used to like something
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  • I used to like somethingand be attracted to it
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  • and be attracted to itif it was new,
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  • if it was new,but now I like old stuff.
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  • but now I like old stuff.It's just I like old --
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  • It's just I like old --I like old songs.
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  • I like old songs.I like Smashing Pumpkins.
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  • I like Smashing Pumpkins.[Laughter and Applause]
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  • [Laughter and Applause]I don't need
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  • I don't needany of this new stuff.
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  • any of this new stuff.I don't need any of the --
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  • I don't need any of the --I like the old stuff.
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  • I like the old stuff.The hymns that I used
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  • The hymns that I usedto yawn through in church
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  • to yawn through in churchare the ones
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  • are the onesthat I now write songs
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  • that I now write songsaround as a grown man.
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  • around as a grown man.And so, a lot of things come
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  • And so, a lot of things comefull circle in your life
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  • full circle in your lifethat you don't appreciate
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  • that you don't appreciateat the time.
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  • at the time.But the challenge is now
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  • But the challenge is nowto hold onto the old
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  • to hold onto the oldto the exclusion
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  • to the exclusionof receiving the new.
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  • of receiving the new.When I shared
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  • When I sharedwith you last week,
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  • with you last week,we were given a picture
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  • we were given a pictureof Peter, who was having
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  • of Peter, who was havingto fight against the traditions
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  • to fight against the traditionsand the customs
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  • and the customsof the well-meaning
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  • of the well-meaningcircumcised believers.
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  • circumcised believers.And one thing
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  • And one thingthat it is difficult for us
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  • that it is difficult for usto appreciate about
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  • to appreciate aboutthis community
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  • this communityis that they were receiving
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  • is that they were receivingfrom God an entirely new system
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  • from God an entirely new systemby which to relate to Him.
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  • by which to relate to Him.Imagine that at one point,
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  • Imagine that at one point,you had to atone for your sins
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  • you had to atone for your sinswith the blood of bulls
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  • with the blood of bullsand goats,
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  • and goats,and now instead of shedding
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  • and now instead of sheddingthe blood of an animal,
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  • the blood of an animal,you were trusting
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  • you were trustingin the blood of Christ.
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  • in the blood of Christ.That's a very difficult thing
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  • That's a very difficult thingto apprehend when you had
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  • to apprehend when you hadsomething tactile,
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  • something tactile,something you could touch.
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  • something you could touch.And now you have to believe
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  • And now you have to believesomething by faith.
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  • something by faith.The paradigm of justification,
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  • The paradigm of justification,we call it
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  • we call itjustification by faith,
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  • justification by faith,but it's actually justification
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  • but it's actually justificationby grace through faith.
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  • by grace through faith.See, it's not how much faith
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  • See, it's not how much faithyou have that saves you.
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  • you have that saves you.It's how much grace God has
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  • It's how much grace God hasthat saves you.
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  • that saves you.Cause if it was about
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  • Cause if it was abouthow much faith I had,
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  • how much faith I had,I would be going to heaven
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  • I would be going to heavenone five-minute period,
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  • one five-minute period,and I would be bound
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  • and I would be boundfor the same hell
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  • for the same hellas a serial killer
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  • as a serial killerin the next five.
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  • in the next five.I don't always
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  • I don't alwayshave that much faith.
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  • have that much faith.Sometimes high,
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  • Sometimes high,sometimes low.
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  • sometimes low.And depending on whether you
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  • And depending on whether youcatch me at 9:00 a.m.
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  • catch me at 9:00 a.m.and I've had my coffee,
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  • and I've had my coffee,or whether you catch me
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  • or whether you catch meafter one of my kids
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  • after one of my kidssaid something disrespectful,
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  • said something disrespectful,I might have a lot of faith
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  • I might have a lot of faithor a little bit of faith.
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  • or a little bit of faith.The point is not how much faith
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  • The point is not how much faiththat I have.
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  • that I have.It's who I have my faith in.
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  • It's who I have my faith in.Y'all ain't gon' help me
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  • Y'all ain't gon' help mepreach a bit today.
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  • preach a bit today.This Bible says
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  • This Bible saysthat it is by grace
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  • that it is by graceyou have been saved
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  • you have been savedthrough faith.
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  • through faith.And it's not of yourselves.
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  • And it's not of yourselves.It is the gift of God,
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  • It is the gift of God,not of works,
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  • not of works,so that no one can boast.
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  • so that no one can boast.And think about this.
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  • And think about this.God's people had always
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  • God's people had alwaysrelated to God
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  • related to Godthrough a covenant
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  • through a covenantthat was based on works,
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  • that was based on works,that was based
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  • that was basedon keeping the law.
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  • on keeping the law.And now, all of a sudden,
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  • And now, all of a sudden,in the passage
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  • in the passageI shared last week,
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  • I shared last week,not only are they learning
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  • not only are they learningto relate to God by faith --
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  • to relate to God by faith --which is the hardest thing
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  • which is the hardest thingin the world
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  • in the worldto just take it by faith.
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  • to just take it by faith.We talk a good game
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  • We talk a good gamewhen it comes to faith.
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  • when it comes to faith.We say we're trusting
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  • We say we're trustingin the Lord
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  • in the Lordwith all of our heart,
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  • with all of our heart,and leaning not
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  • and leaning notto our own understanding,
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  • to our own understanding,but it still creates
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  • but it still createsa tension, which is:
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  • a tension, which is:How much should I trust God,
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  • How much should I trust God,and how much
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  • and how muchshould I try myself?
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  • should I try myself?This tension is written
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  • This tension is writteninto the very script.
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  • into the very script.The nascent days
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  • The nascent daysof the church were filled
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  • of the church were filledwith this kind of tension.
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  • with this kind of tension.So, the community, God's people,
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  • So, the community, God's people,they are now learning
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  • they are now learningto relate to God
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  • to relate to Godin a brand-new way.
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  • in a brand-new way.Touch somebody.
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  • Touch somebody.Say, "Make room
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  • Say, "Make roomfor the new."
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  • for the new."- CONGREGATION: Make room
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  • - CONGREGATION: Make roomfor the new.
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  • for the new.- And just about the time
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  • - And just about the timethey're getting used
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  • they're getting usedto this paradigm of grace,
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  • to this paradigm of grace,here come the Gentiles,
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  • here come the Gentiles,who were the ones
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  • who were the onesthey were supposed
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  • they were supposedto stay away from.
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  • to stay away from.And the point guard
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  • And the point guardof the New Testament
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  • of the New Testamentall-star team, Peter,
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  • all-star team, Peter,is going and eating
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  • is going and eatingwith these people
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  • with these peoplewho are contagious.
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  • who are contagious.I used that word for a reason.
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  • I used that word for a reason.Because when I told you
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  • Because when I told youthat they wouldn't associate
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  • that they wouldn't associatewith Gentiles, you're like,
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  • with Gentiles, you're like,"Well, that's wrong."
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  • "Well, that's wrong."You know, it's easy to recognize
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  • You know, it's easy to recognizea truth when you're not living
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  • a truth when you're not livingin the tension of it.
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  • in the tension of it.It's easy for us to look back
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  • It's easy for us to look backon certain issues
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  • on certain issuesof racial segregation now
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  • of racial segregation nowand say, "Why in the world?"
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  • and say, "Why in the world?"But when you're living
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  • But when you're livingin the tension of it,
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  • in the tension of it,when you're living
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  • you can lose sight
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  • you can lose sightof the truth.
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  • of the truth.And in the tension
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  • And in the tensionof the New Testament church,
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  • of the New Testament church,there's not only grace
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  • there's not only graceversus works,
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  • versus works,but there's this exclusive idea
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  • but there's this exclusive ideathat God is blessing
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  • that God is blessinga select group of people.
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  • a select group of people.And then --
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  • And then --now get this tension with me --
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  • now get this tension with me --they have to try to figure out
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  • they have to try to figure outhow to protect
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  • how to protectwhat they've been entrusted
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  • what they've been entrustedwith at the same time
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  • with at the same timethat they don't hold it
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  • that they don't hold ittoo tightly.
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  • too tightly.Every parent
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  • Every parentcan relate to this.
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  • while not putting my kids
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  • while not putting my kidsin some sort of bubble,
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  • in some sort of bubble,where they won't be prepared
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  • where they won't be preparedfor the real world?
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  • for the real world?How do I --
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  • How do I --I'm thinking this about
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  • I'm thinking this aboutAbby right now.
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  • Abby right now.She's probably gonna be pretty.
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  • She's probably gonna be pretty.She's already pretty,
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  • She's already pretty,a pretty nine-year-old.
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  • a pretty nine-year-old.Probably gonna be
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  • Probably gonna bea pretty 13-year-old.
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  • a pretty 13-year-old.Then there's probably gonna be
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  • Then there's probably gonna besome 13-year-old boy
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  • some 13-year-old boythat wants to come up
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  • that wants to come upand talk to her about something.
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  • and talk to her about something.And how am I supposed
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  • And how am I supposedto let her out of her room
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  • to let her out of her roomand trust a 13-year-old boy
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  • and trust a 13-year-old boywhen I've been one?
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  • when I've been one?[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]How will I do that?
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  • How will I do that?I don't know.
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  • I don't know.But what I do know is this.
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  • But what I do know is this.You ready?
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  • You ready?This is the first thing
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  • This is the first thingI've said that you probably
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  • I've said that you probablywill wanna write down today,
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  • will wanna write down today,but hopefully
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  • but hopefullynot the last.
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  • not the last.Okay.
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  • Okay.Your tolerance
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  • Your tolerancefor tension
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  • for tensiondetermines your potential
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  • determines your potentialfor growth.
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  • for growth.Your tolerance
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  • Your tolerancefor tension determines --
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  • for tension determines --what'd I say?
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  • what'd I say?Your potential for growth.
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  • Your potential for growth.And we don't like tension
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  • And we don't like tensionwhen it comes
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  • when it comesto Christianity.
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  • to Christianity.God said it.
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  • God said it.I believe it.
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  • I believe it.That settles it.
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  • That settles it.Let me tell you
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  • Let me tell youright now, brother.
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  • right now, brother.Doesn't matter
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  • Doesn't matterif you believe it or not.
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  • if you believe it or not.God said it.
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  • God said it.That settles it.
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  • That settles it.You can just take
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  • You can just takethe middle of it
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  • the middle of itright there out.
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  • right there out.If God said it,
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  • If God said it,that settles it.
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  • that settles it.But, wait a minute.
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  • But, wait a minute.Wait a minute.
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  • Wait a minute.Wait a minute.
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  • Wait a minute.To sit with the tension
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  • To sit with the tensionof what God actually said,
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  • of what God actually said,as opposed to the tradition
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  • as opposed to the traditionof what we heard God said
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  • of what we heard God saidthrough the filter
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  • through the filterof personal preference
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  • of personal preferenceand prejudice,
  • 00:08:01.967 --> 00:08:03.535
  • and prejudice,it's the gift of tension.
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  • it's the gift of tension.If you hire a trainer at --
  • 00:08:06.571 --> 00:08:07.472
  • If you hire a trainer at --what's the name of a gym?
  • 00:08:07.472 --> 00:08:08.607
  • what's the name of a gym?Planet Fitness.
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  • Planet Fitness.If you hire a trainer --
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  • If you hire a trainer --I don't even know
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  • I don't even knowif you can do that
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  • if you can do thatat Planet Fitness.
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  • at Planet Fitness.But if you hire a trainer
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  • But if you hire a trainerat the gym, they are going to,
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  • at the gym, they are going to,at some point,
  • 00:08:16.348 --> 00:08:17.382
  • at some point,teach you about
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  • teach you aboutthe gift of tension
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  • the gift of tensionfor the building of muscle.
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  • for the building of muscle.If you hire a trainer
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  • If you hire a trainerand they do not employ tension
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  • and they do not employ tensionin the training regimen,
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  • in the training regimen,you should fire the trainer.
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  • you should fire the trainer.Because time under tension
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  • Because time under tensionis the formula for growth.
  • 00:08:34.466 --> 00:08:36.735
  • is the formula for growth.And yet, when it comes
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  • And yet, when it comesto our movies,
  • 00:08:38.270 --> 00:08:39.938
  • to our movies,we love tension.
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  • we love tension.When it comes
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  • When it comesto our television,
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  • to our television,entertainment, Netflix,
  • 00:08:43.642 --> 00:08:45.243
  • entertainment, Netflix,binging content,
  • 00:08:45.243 --> 00:08:46.545
  • binging content,we love tension.
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  • we love tension.I don't wanna watch a show
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  • I don't wanna watch a showabout somebody
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  • about somebodywho had a good day.
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  • who had a good day.I wanna watch a show
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  • I wanna watch a showabout somebody
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  • about somebodywho ended up on drugs,
  • 00:08:53.652 --> 00:08:54.319
  • who ended up on drugs,and had to fight
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  • and had to fighta whole gang single-handedly,
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  • a whole gang single-handedly,and almost died in the process,
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  • and almost died in the process,and got a divorce,
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  • and got a divorce,and went bankrupt.
  • 00:09:01.259 --> 00:09:02.093
  • and went bankrupt.But what makes
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  • But what makesfor a good TV show
  • 00:09:03.261 --> 00:09:04.362
  • for a good TV showis the kind of stuff
  • 00:09:04.362 --> 00:09:05.664
  • is the kind of stuffwe try to pray away
  • 00:09:05.664 --> 00:09:08.466
  • we try to pray awayfrom our lives.
  • 00:09:08.466 --> 00:09:10.268
  • from our lives.So, I started the year praying
  • 00:09:10.268 --> 00:09:11.536
  • So, I started the year prayingsomething really weird.
  • 00:09:11.536 --> 00:09:13.705
  • something really weird.I said, "God, increase
  • 00:09:13.705 --> 00:09:21.046
  • I said, "God, increasethe quality of my problems.
  • 00:09:21.046 --> 00:09:23.548
  • the quality of my problems.Lord, I want higher quality
  • 00:09:23.548 --> 00:09:27.152
  • Lord, I want higher qualityproblems in 2020."
  • 00:09:27.152 --> 00:09:27.953
  • problems in 2020."The reason I prayed that
  • 00:09:27.953 --> 00:09:29.354
  • The reason I prayed thatis because
  • 00:09:29.354 --> 00:09:30.789
  • is becauseI tried asking Him
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  • I tried asking Himin previous years,
  • 00:09:32.223 --> 00:09:34.693
  • in previous years,"Take my problems away."
  • 00:09:34.693 --> 00:09:37.529
  • "Take my problems away."That was an ineffective prayer.
  • 00:09:37.529 --> 00:09:38.997
  • That was an ineffective prayer.He did not seem too interested
  • 00:09:38.997 --> 00:09:40.165
  • He did not seem too interestedin answering that prayer
  • 00:09:40.165 --> 00:09:42.667
  • in answering that prayerto take my problems away.
  • 00:09:42.667 --> 00:09:45.303
  • to take my problems away.In fact, it seems as if
  • 00:09:45.303 --> 00:09:45.804
  • In fact, it seems as ifsome of the things
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  • some of the thingsthat came into my life
  • 00:09:47.138 --> 00:09:50.408
  • that came into my lifein one season as a problem,
  • 00:09:50.408 --> 00:09:51.276
  • in one season as a problem,some of the things
  • 00:09:51.276 --> 00:09:52.444
  • some of the thingsthat came into my life
  • 00:09:52.444 --> 00:09:55.380
  • that came into my lifeas opposition were the things
  • 00:09:55.380 --> 00:09:56.247
  • as opposition were the thingsthat God used
  • 00:09:56.247 --> 00:09:59.150
  • that God usedto create opportunities
  • 00:09:59.150 --> 00:10:00.752
  • to create opportunitiesfor me to know Him
  • 00:10:00.752 --> 00:10:05.190
  • for me to know Himand make Him known.
  • 00:10:05.190 --> 00:10:07.325
  • and make Him known.So, what's crazy,
  • 00:10:07.325 --> 00:10:09.461
  • So, what's crazy,what's crazy --
  • 00:10:09.461 --> 00:10:09.928
  • what's crazy --everybody say,
  • 00:10:09.928 --> 00:10:11.329
  • everybody say,"It's crazy."
  • 00:10:11.329 --> 00:10:12.864
  • "It's crazy."- CONGREGATION: It's crazy.
  • 00:10:12.864 --> 00:10:13.632
  • - CONGREGATION: It's crazy.- What's crazy
  • 00:10:13.632 --> 00:10:16.368
  • - What's crazyabout Leviticus 26:10 is
  • 00:10:16.368 --> 00:10:18.536
  • about Leviticus 26:10 isit can be interpreted
  • 00:10:18.536 --> 00:10:22.674
  • it can be interpretedas either a blessing
  • 00:10:22.674 --> 00:10:27.579
  • as either a blessingor an inconvenience.
  • 00:10:27.579 --> 00:10:29.714
  • or an inconvenience.Because the scripture said
  • 00:10:29.714 --> 00:10:30.515
  • Because the scripture saidthat if you live
  • 00:10:30.515 --> 00:10:31.983
  • that if you livein alignment with God
  • 00:10:31.983 --> 00:10:32.584
  • in alignment with Godand in agreement
  • 00:10:32.584 --> 00:10:34.085
  • and in agreementwith His covenant --
  • 00:10:34.085 --> 00:10:35.887
  • with His covenant --this is the old covenant,
  • 00:10:35.887 --> 00:10:38.023
  • this is the old covenant,which was by works.
  • 00:10:38.023 --> 00:10:39.491
  • which was by works.Remember, they had to
  • 00:10:39.491 --> 00:10:41.459
  • Remember, they had toconditionally receive
  • 00:10:41.459 --> 00:10:42.494
  • conditionally receivethe favor of God
  • 00:10:42.494 --> 00:10:43.028
  • the favor of Godthrough certain
  • 00:10:43.028 --> 00:10:45.463
  • through certainbehaviors in community.
  • 00:10:45.463 --> 00:10:47.165
  • behaviors in community.And so, as Moses is giving them
  • 00:10:47.165 --> 00:10:48.767
  • And so, as Moses is giving themall of this law,
  • 00:10:48.767 --> 00:10:50.035
  • all of this law,they've been out of Egypt
  • 00:10:50.035 --> 00:10:52.137
  • they've been out of Egyptonly for a very short time.
  • 00:10:52.137 --> 00:10:52.837
  • only for a very short time.They've constructed
  • 00:10:52.837 --> 00:10:53.805
  • They've constructeda tabernacle,
  • 00:10:53.805 --> 00:10:54.606
  • a tabernacle,which is a space
  • 00:10:54.606 --> 00:10:56.241
  • which is a spacewhere they can meet with God.
  • 00:10:56.241 --> 00:10:58.343
  • where they can meet with God.And he says in verse nine --
  • 00:10:58.343 --> 00:10:58.977
  • And he says in verse nine --let's just get a running
  • 00:10:58.977 --> 00:11:00.679
  • let's just get a runningstart at it --
  • 00:11:00.679 --> 00:11:02.814
  • start at it --"I will look on favor with you,
  • 00:11:02.814 --> 00:11:03.948
  • "I will look on favor with you,and make you fruitful,
  • 00:11:03.948 --> 00:11:05.283
  • and make you fruitful,and increase your numbers,
  • 00:11:05.283 --> 00:11:05.850
  • and increase your numbers,and I will keep
  • 00:11:05.850 --> 00:11:08.486
  • and I will keepmy covenant with you."
  • 00:11:08.486 --> 00:11:10.922
  • my covenant with you."Old covenant.
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  • Old covenant.The covenant
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  • The covenantthat was established
  • 00:11:12.524 --> 00:11:14.826
  • that was establishedthrough obedience and works.
  • 00:11:14.826 --> 00:11:16.961
  • through obedience and works.It was still grace,
  • 00:11:16.961 --> 00:11:17.696
  • It was still grace,but it was grace
  • 00:11:17.696 --> 00:11:19.998
  • but it was gracemeasured out through behavior.
  • 00:11:19.998 --> 00:11:20.865
  • measured out through behavior.Can I teach the Bible
  • 00:11:20.865 --> 00:11:21.633
  • Can I teach the Bibleon this particular
  • 00:11:21.633 --> 00:11:24.469
  • on this particularworship service?
  • 00:11:24.469 --> 00:11:25.637
  • worship service?So then, when He gets
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  • So then, when He getsto verse 10, He says,
  • 00:11:27.706 --> 00:11:28.840
  • to verse 10, He says,"If you will keep
  • 00:11:28.840 --> 00:11:30.842
  • "If you will keepyour end of the covenant,
  • 00:11:30.842 --> 00:11:32.610
  • your end of the covenant,then you will still be eating
  • 00:11:32.610 --> 00:11:33.845
  • then you will still be eatinglast year's harvest.
  • 00:11:33.845 --> 00:11:35.380
  • last year's harvest.We have to move it out
  • 00:11:35.380 --> 00:11:37.549
  • We have to move it outto make room for the new."
  • 00:11:37.549 --> 00:11:40.351
  • to make room for the new."I'm so glad that I am not under
  • 00:11:40.351 --> 00:11:44.823
  • I'm so glad that I am not underthat contract anymore.
  • 00:11:44.823 --> 00:11:46.591
  • that contract anymore.I really am.
  • 00:11:46.591 --> 00:11:47.659
  • I really am.I don't want God
  • 00:11:47.659 --> 00:11:49.728
  • I don't want Godto give me what I deserve.
  • 00:11:49.728 --> 00:11:50.428
  • to give me what I deserve.I don't want God
  • 00:11:50.428 --> 00:11:52.163
  • I don't want Godto be fair to me.
  • 00:11:52.163 --> 00:11:54.666
  • to be fair to me.I don't want God to relate
  • 00:11:54.666 --> 00:11:55.967
  • I don't want God to relateto me on the basis
  • 00:11:55.967 --> 00:11:58.636
  • to me on the basisof how much I prayed last week.
  • 00:11:58.636 --> 00:11:59.871
  • of how much I prayed last week.I really don't.
  • 00:11:59.871 --> 00:12:02.707
  • I really don't.I don't want Him to treat me
  • 00:12:02.707 --> 00:12:03.441
  • I don't want Him to treat meaccording to what
  • 00:12:03.441 --> 00:12:05.477
  • according to whatmy lifestyle would merit.
  • 00:12:05.477 --> 00:12:06.678
  • my lifestyle would merit.And so, we understand now,
  • 00:12:06.678 --> 00:12:07.645
  • And so, we understand now,I think most of us
  • 00:12:07.645 --> 00:12:08.780
  • I think most of usin this church understand
  • 00:12:08.780 --> 00:12:10.715
  • in this church understandthat this is the old covenant,
  • 00:12:10.715 --> 00:12:12.984
  • that this is the old covenant,but it's the same community.
  • 00:12:12.984 --> 00:12:13.952
  • but it's the same community.They have progressed
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  • They have progressedfrom a point
  • 00:12:14.552 --> 00:12:15.453
  • from a pointwhere they were wandering
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  • where they were wanderingin the wilderness,
  • 00:12:17.021 --> 00:12:18.890
  • in the wilderness,until we get to Acts 11,
  • 00:12:18.890 --> 00:12:19.624
  • until we get to Acts 11,and now they are becoming
  • 00:12:19.624 --> 00:12:21.493
  • and now they are becominga church.
  • 00:12:21.493 --> 00:12:22.660
  • a church.Now, in that setup,
  • 00:12:22.660 --> 00:12:25.130
  • Now, in that setup,I wanna go back into Acts 10,
  • 00:12:25.130 --> 00:12:25.697
  • I wanna go back into Acts 10,and I wanna read
  • 00:12:25.697 --> 00:12:27.065
  • and I wanna readthe story to you again.
  • 00:12:27.065 --> 00:12:28.933
  • the story to you again.Or as we said last week,
  • 00:12:28.933 --> 00:12:31.002
  • Or as we said last week,the whole story.
  • 00:12:31.002 --> 00:12:31.870
  • the whole story.You never really know
  • 00:12:31.870 --> 00:12:33.571
  • You never really knowthe whole story.
  • 00:12:33.571 --> 00:12:34.172
  • the whole story.That's why you gotta
  • 00:12:34.172 --> 00:12:35.707
  • That's why you gottakeep living.
  • 00:12:35.707 --> 00:12:36.207
  • keep living.That's why you gotta
  • 00:12:36.207 --> 00:12:37.575
  • That's why you gottakeep praying.
  • 00:12:37.575 --> 00:12:38.176
  • keep praying.That's why you gotta
  • 00:12:38.176 --> 00:12:39.744
  • That's why you gottakeep believing.
  • 00:12:39.744 --> 00:12:40.478
  • keep believing.That's why you gotta
  • 00:12:40.478 --> 00:12:42.447
  • That's why you gottakeep trusting.
  • 00:12:42.447 --> 00:12:43.081
  • keep trusting.That's why you gotta
  • 00:12:43.081 --> 00:12:44.149
  • That's why you gottakeep swinging.
  • 00:12:44.149 --> 00:12:44.716
  • keep swinging.Cause you don't know
  • 00:12:44.716 --> 00:12:46.217
  • Cause you don't knowthe whole story.
  • 00:12:46.217 --> 00:12:47.285
  • the whole story.That's why you can't kill
  • 00:12:47.285 --> 00:12:48.920
  • That's why you can't killyour kids.
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  • your kids.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]It might grow up
  • 00:12:50.722 --> 00:12:52.090
  • It might grow upand pay for your retirement,
  • 00:12:52.090 --> 00:12:53.958
  • and pay for your retirement,or something like that.
  • 00:12:53.958 --> 00:12:54.559
  • or something like that.Cause you don't know
  • 00:12:54.559 --> 00:12:55.927
  • Cause you don't knowthe whole story.
  • 00:12:55.927 --> 00:12:57.262
  • the whole story.That's why you can't judge
  • 00:12:57.262 --> 00:12:58.496
  • That's why you can't judgeanything too soon.
  • 00:12:58.496 --> 00:12:59.164
  • anything too soon.And you're gonna see this
  • 00:12:59.164 --> 00:13:01.499
  • And you're gonna see thisin the scripture right here,
  • 00:13:01.499 --> 00:13:02.400
  • in the scripture right here,is that in the midst
  • 00:13:02.400 --> 00:13:04.569
  • is that in the midstof great tension,
  • 00:13:04.569 --> 00:13:07.372
  • of great tension,a great truth was shown.
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  • a great truth was shown.Make room for the new.
  • 00:13:10.642 --> 00:13:12.944
  • Make room for the new.Verse one says, "The apostles
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  • Verse one says, "The apostlesand the believers
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  • and the believersthroughout Judea heard
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  • throughout Judea heardthat the Gentiles
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  • that the Gentileshad also received
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  • had also receivedthe word of God."
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  • the word of God."The gospel is spreading.
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  • The gospel is spreading.It's spreading.
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  • It's spreading.I guess you could say grace
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  • I guess you could say graceis going viral.
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  • is going viral.It's just out of control.
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  • It's just out of control.Can't stop it.
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  • Can't stop it.It's just all over the place.
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  • It's just all over the place.And they didn't like that,
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  • And they didn't like that,because they are in the tension
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  • because they are in the tensionof trying to protect the old.
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  • of trying to protect the old.And when you are protecting
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  • And when you are protectingthe old, what's new
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  • the old, what's newlooks like a threat.
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  • looks like a threat.When I asked my dad one time,
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  • When I asked my dad one time,"Are you threatening me?"
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  • "Are you threatening me?"he said something --
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  • he said something --I'm sure you've heard
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  • I'm sure you've heardthis before.
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  • this before.He said, "It's not a threat.
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  • He said, "It's not a threat.It's a promise."
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  • It's a promise."[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]I was like, "Oh."
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  • I was like, "Oh."He was 6'2".
  • 00:14:02.861 --> 00:14:04.128
  • He was 6'2".I was like, "Got it.
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  • I was like, "Got it.I'm good.
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  • I'm good.No further questions."
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  • No further questions."It's not a threat.
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  • It's not a threat.It's a promise.
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  • It's a promise.He said that.
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  • He said that.It's not a threat.
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  • It's not a threat.It's a blessing.
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  • It's a blessing.They were threatened
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  • They were threatenedby the blessing,
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  • by the blessing,because they did not
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  • because they did notrecognize it,
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  • recognize it,and it did not remind them
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  • and it did not remind themof what they were used to
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  • of what they were used toin their religious routine.
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  • in their religious routine.Are you threatened
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  • Are you threatenedby your very own blessings?
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  • by your very own blessings?Come on, Raleigh.
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  • Come on, Raleigh.They get used to it.
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  • They get used to it.I know y'all love
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  • I know y'all lovethe word of God in Raleigh.
  • 00:14:43.668 --> 00:14:45.603
  • the word of God in Raleigh.And so, they are being blessed.
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  • And so, they are being blessed.The church is growing.
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  • The church is growing.That's exactly what they want.
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  • That's exactly what they want.And sometimes,
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  • And sometimes,God can be giving you exactly
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  • God can be giving you exactlywhat you want,
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  • what you want,but the tension
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  • but the tensionthat it takes to produce
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  • that it takes to producethe growth
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  • the growthis super uncomfortable.
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  • is super uncomfortable.We don't like tension
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  • We don't like tensionin our Christianity.
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  • in our Christianity."Rapture me, Jesus,
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  • "Rapture me, Jesus,and get me outta here."
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  • and get me outta here."[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]In the meantime,
  • 00:15:09.227 --> 00:15:10.662
  • In the meantime,you need to pay your taxes,
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  • you need to pay your taxes,and change your oil,
  • 00:15:11.763 --> 00:15:12.664
  • and change your oil,and do all the stuff.
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  • and do all the stuff.Just in case
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  • Just in caseHe doesn't get you out of it,
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  • He doesn't get you out of it,you need to learn how
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  • [Applause]
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  • [Applause]And so, as the message
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  • And so, as the messageis going to the Gentiles --
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  • is going to the Gentiles --they're not the Jewish people.
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  • they're not the Jewish people.They're the Gentiles.
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  • They're the Gentiles.That's all of us who do not have
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  • That's all of us who do not havea Jewish ancestry.
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  • a Jewish ancestry.We're like these people,
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  • We're like these people,and they didn't wanna
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  • and they didn't wannalet 'em in the church.
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  • let 'em in the church.So, next time you don't wanna
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  • So, next time you don't wannalet somebody in church
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  • let somebody in churchbecause something
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  • because somethingabout them offends you,
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  • about them offends you,just remember
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  • just rememberthat by that standard,
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  • that by that standard,you wouldn't be here either.
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  • "So, the circumcised
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  • "So, the circumcisedbelievers criticized him."
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  • believers criticized him."It is a criticism
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  • It is a criticismthat is birthed
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  • that is birthedout of ignorance.
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  • out of ignorance."And they said,
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  • "And they said,'You went into the house
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  • 'You went into the houseof uncircumcised men
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  • of uncircumcised menand ate with them.'
  • 00:16:06.684 --> 00:16:08.286
  • and ate with them.'And starting from the beginning,
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  • And starting from the beginning,Peter told them the whole story.
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  • Peter told them the whole story.He said, 'I was in the city
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  • He said, 'I was in the cityof Joppa praying,
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  • of Joppa praying,and in a trance I saw a vision.
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  • and in a trance I saw a vision.I saw something
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  • I saw somethinglike a large sheet
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  • like a large sheetbeing let down from heaven
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  • being let down from heavenby its four corners,
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  • by its four corners,and it came down
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  • and it came downto where I was.'"
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  • to where I was.'"I saw something
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  • I saw somethingbeing let down from heaven,
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  • being let down from heaven,and it came down to where I was.
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  • and it came down to where I was.When I read that,
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  • When I read that,the Lord said to me,
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  • the Lord said to me,"I'm gonna bring it to you."
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  • "I'm gonna bring it to you."When you are positioning
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  • When you are positioningyourself according
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  • yourself accordingto the peace
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  • to the peaceand the purpose of God,
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  • and the purpose of God,and when you are present
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  • and when you are presentin the situation
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  • in the situationwhere He has placed you,
  • 00:16:55.266 --> 00:16:56.667
  • where He has placed you,God said, "All the other things
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  • God said, "All the other thingsthat people run after,
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  • that people run after,I'm gonna bring it to you."
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  • I'm gonna bring it to you."[Cheering]
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  • [Cheering]If you want in
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  • If you want inon this word, shout,
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  • on this word, shout,"God's gonna bring it to me."
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  • "God's gonna bring it to me."- CONGREGATION: God's gonna
  • 00:17:06.177 --> 00:17:07.311
  • - CONGREGATION: God's gonnabring it to me.
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  • bring it to me.- Come on.
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  • - Come on.Tell the person next to you,
  • 00:17:08.713 --> 00:17:09.981
  • Tell the person next to you,"I don't have to chase it,
  • 00:17:09.981 --> 00:17:11.082
  • "I don't have to chase it,stress about it,
  • 00:17:11.082 --> 00:17:11.916
  • stress about it,cheat to get it,
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  • cheat to get it,violate my morality
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  • violate my moralityor my ethics.
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  • or my ethics.God's gonna bring it to me."
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  • God's gonna bring it to me."[Cheering]
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  • [Cheering]This is the covenant of grace.
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  • This is the covenant of grace.Watch this.
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  • Watch this.I tried to get to God.
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  • I tried to get to God.I couldn't.
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  • I couldn't.So He ripped open heaven,
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  • So He ripped open heaven,stepped down
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  • stepped downto come inside of me,
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  • to come inside of me,so that the righteous
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  • so that the righteousrequirements of the law
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  • requirements of the lawmight be fully met in us.
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  • might be fully met in us.No, I cannot achieve
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  • No, I cannot achieveHis holiness,
  • 00:17:37.275 --> 00:17:39.544
  • His holiness,but God's gonna bring it to me.
  • 00:17:39.544 --> 00:17:41.746
  • but God's gonna bring it to me.Heaven's gonna come to my house.
  • 00:17:41.746 --> 00:17:43.848
  • Heaven's gonna come to my house.Heaven's gonna come to my mind.
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  • Heaven's gonna come to my mind.Peace is gonna come
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  • Peace is gonna cometo my marriage.
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  • to my marriage.God's gonna bring it to me.
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  • God's gonna bring it to me.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]I wanna shut the whole sermon
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  • I wanna shut the whole sermondown for a minute
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  • down for a minuteand give God praise by faith
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  • and give God praise by faiththat He's gonna bring it to me.
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  • that He's gonna bring it to me.What you need, He's got it.
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  • What you need, He's got it.God's gonna bring it to me.
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  • God's gonna bring it to me.God's gonna bring it to me.
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  • God's gonna bring it to me.When I praise Him,
  • 00:18:08.139 --> 00:18:09.440
  • When I praise Him,blessings come down.
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  • blessings come down.God's gonna bring it to me.
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  • God's gonna bring it to me.I don't have to beg Him.
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  • I don't have to beg Him.God's gonna bring it.
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  • Peter wasn't looking
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  • Peter wasn't lookingfor a vision for his life.
  • 00:18:29.727 --> 00:18:33.464
  • for a vision for his life.God brought it to him.
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  • God brought it to him.All he did was go to Joppa.
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  • All he did was go to Joppa.Can we talk about Joppa
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  • Can we talk about Joppafor a minute?
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  • for a minute?Joppa.
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  • Joppa.Everybody say, "Joppa."
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  • Everybody say, "Joppa."- CONGREGATION: Joppa.
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  • - CONGREGATION: Joppa.- I thought about calling
  • 00:18:43.541 --> 00:18:45.643
  • - I thought about callingthis message "The Jopportunity
  • 00:18:45.643 --> 00:18:47.245
  • this message "The Jopportunityof a Lifetime,"
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  • of a Lifetime,"but that was corny.
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  • but that was corny.Yeah, I scratched
  • 00:18:51.415 --> 00:18:52.583
  • Yeah, I scratchedthat one out real quick.
  • 00:18:52.583 --> 00:18:55.219
  • that one out real quick.You can have it.
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  • You can have it.That's not a good title
  • 00:18:56.154 --> 00:18:58.723
  • That's not a good titlefor a message.
  • 00:18:58.723 --> 00:18:59.323
  • for a message.But it got me
  • 00:18:59.323 --> 00:19:00.525
  • But it got methat he was in Joppa,
  • 00:19:00.525 --> 00:19:02.660
  • that he was in Joppa,cause I was like, "Hm.
  • 00:19:02.660 --> 00:19:05.029
  • cause I was like, "Hm.Joppa.
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  • Joppa.Joppa, Joppa,
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  • Joppa, Joppa,Joppa, Joppa.
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  • Joppa, Joppa.Joppa, it's a port city.
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  • Joppa, it's a port city.I know that.
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  • I know that.They put the timber there.
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  • They put the timber there.They would take the timber,
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  • They would take the timber,and the timber came there
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  • and the timber came therewhen they built
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  • when they builtSolomon's temple.
  • 00:19:17.041 --> 00:19:18.042
  • Solomon's temple.I think they brought the timber
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  • I think they brought the timberfrom Lebanon to Joppa,
  • 00:19:20.111 --> 00:19:20.678
  • from Lebanon to Joppa,cause it's on
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  • cause it's onthe Mediterranean coast.
  • 00:19:21.612 --> 00:19:22.713
  • the Mediterranean coast.They brought timber there,
  • 00:19:22.713 --> 00:19:23.347
  • They brought timber there,and then they sent it
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  • and then they sent itto build the temp --
  • 00:19:24.182 --> 00:19:24.949
  • to build the temp --oh, maybe Joppa
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  • oh, maybe Joppais something where God
  • 00:19:26.717 --> 00:19:31.889
  • is something where Godtakes the raw materials.
  • 00:19:31.889 --> 00:19:34.325
  • takes the raw materials.Joppa, no, that's not it.
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  • Joppa, no, that's not it.Joppa, Joppa, Joppa.
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  • Joppa, Joppa, Joppa.Joppa.
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  • Joppa.Why does it say over
  • 00:19:37.762 --> 00:19:38.329
  • Why does it say overand over again
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  • and over againthat he was in Joppa?"
  • 00:19:38.963 --> 00:19:40.831
  • that he was in Joppa?"Go to Acts 10:1.
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  • Go to Acts 10:1.It says it a couple times.
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  • It says it a couple times.Cause remember,
  • 00:19:44.135 --> 00:19:45.703
  • Cause remember,Peter got in trouble.
  • 00:19:45.703 --> 00:19:46.370
  • Peter got in trouble.He didn't have to go
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  • He didn't have to golooking for trouble.
  • 00:19:47.171 --> 00:19:52.443
  • looking for trouble.Trouble came looking for him.
  • 00:19:52.443 --> 00:19:53.044
  • Trouble came looking for him.Oh, y'all were shouting
  • 00:19:53.044 --> 00:19:54.445
  • Oh, y'all were shoutinga minute ago.
  • 00:19:54.445 --> 00:19:56.781
  • a minute ago.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]We just killed the vibe.
  • 00:19:58.516 --> 00:20:01.118
  • We just killed the vibe.I think we killed the vibe.
  • 00:20:01.118 --> 00:20:01.752
  • I think we killed the vibe.Peter wasn't looking
  • 00:20:01.752 --> 00:20:02.587
  • Peter wasn't lookingfor controversy.
  • 00:20:02.587 --> 00:20:04.121
  • for controversy.He wasn't looking for conflict.
  • 00:20:04.121 --> 00:20:06.757
  • He wasn't looking for conflict.Wasn't looking for problems.
  • 00:20:06.757 --> 00:20:08.626
  • Wasn't looking for problems.He was in Joppa
  • 00:20:08.626 --> 00:20:11.596
  • He was in Joppabecause there was a woman
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  • because there was a womanin the church at Joppa
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  • in the church at Joppawho was very important
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  • who was very importantto the believers there,
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  • to the believers there,and he was in Lydda
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  • and he was in Lyddaraising people from the dead.
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  • raising people from the dead.You know, just the stuff you do.
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  • You know, just the stuff you do.And when he was in the middle
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  • And when he was in the middleof this crazy revival in Lydda,
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  • of this crazy revival in Lydda,which wasn't too far from Joppa,
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  • which wasn't too far from Joppa,this amazing eKids
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  • this amazing eKidsvolunteer died.
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  • volunteer died.Her name was Dorcas.
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  • Her name was Dorcas.Her Greek name was Dorcas.
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  • Her Greek name was Dorcas.Her name was also Tabitha.
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  • Her name was also Tabitha.And they asked Peter
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  • And they asked Peterif he would come
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  • if he would cometo comfort them.
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  • to comfort them.And he got there,
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  • And he got there,and he saw how important
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  • and he saw how importantshe was to all of them in Joppa,
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  • she was to all of them in Joppa,and he started looking
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  • and he started lookingat all the clothes
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  • at all the clothesthat she sewed for widows,
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  • that she sewed for widows,and she had a ministry
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  • and she had a ministryto the poor.
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  • to the poor.She cared about people.
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  • She cared about people.She served on the parking team.
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  • She served on the parking team.She cared about people.
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  • She cared about people.She worked on production
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  • She worked on productionat Raleigh, Durham.
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  • at Raleigh, Durham.[Cheering]
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  • [Cheering][Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]They hated to lose Dorcas.
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  • They hated to lose Dorcas.And Peter got kind of bored.
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  • And Peter got kind of bored.You know, he was a man
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  • You know, he was a manof action.
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  • of action.So he's like, "This is cool,"
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  • So he's like, "This is cool,"like, taking a tour
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  • like, taking a tourof everything she did.
  • 00:21:30.408 --> 00:21:31.575
  • of everything she did.But y'all leave the room.
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  • But y'all leave the room.Check out this scripture
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  • Check out this scripturereal quick.
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  • real quick.I know I said Acts 10,
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  • I know I said Acts 10,but I wanna go back
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  • but I wanna go backto Acts 9 real quick.
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  • to Acts 9 real quick.I wanna give you
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  • I wanna give youthe whole story.
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  • the whole story.Cause we know what happened
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  • Cause we know what happenedwhen he got to Joppa.
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  • when he got to Joppa.How did he get there?
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  • How did he get there?It's important.
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  • It's important.He went to Joppa
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  • He went to Joppato visit Dorcas.
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  • to visit Dorcas.Give me 9:40.
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  • Give me 9:40."Peter sent them
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  • "Peter sent themall out of the room."
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  • all out of the room."She's been washed
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  • She's been washedand placed for burial
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  • and placed for burialin the Upper Room.
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  • in the Upper Room.And as they're
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  • And as they'rememorializing her,
  • 00:21:54.165 --> 00:21:55.166
  • memorializing her,"he got down on his knees
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  • "he got down on his kneesand prayed.
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  • and prayed.And turning toward
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  • And turning towardthe dead woman,
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  • the dead woman,he said, Tabitha, get up."
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  • he said, Tabitha, get up."Peter's like,
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  • Peter's like,"We can have a funeral
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  • "We can have a funeralor we can have a resurrection."
  • 00:22:09.747 --> 00:22:14.118
  • or we can have a resurrection."Peter was bold.
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  • Peter was bold.He tried it like Jesus one time.
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  • He tried it like Jesus one time.Jesus did this same exact thing,
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  • Jesus did this same exact thing,but it was with a little girl.
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  • but it was with a little girl.This little girl was dead,
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  • This little girl was dead,and Jesus sent everybody
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  • and Jesus sent everybodyout of the room,
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  • out of the room,because He knew
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  • because He knewthat if they stayed in the room,
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  • that if they stayed in the room,that their doubt might make it
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  • that their doubt might make itimpossible for faith
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  • impossible for faithto really do what faith can do
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  • to really do what faith can dowhen it is unencumbered
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  • when it is unencumberedby doubt.
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  • by doubt.What's the title
  • 00:22:41.812 --> 00:22:42.813
  • What's the titleof this message?
  • 00:22:42.813 --> 00:22:46.217
  • of this message?"Make Room for the New."
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  • "Make Room for the New."And when Jesus
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  • And when Jesussent them all out,
  • 00:22:47.952 --> 00:22:49.854
  • sent them all out,He said something in Aramaic,
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  • He said something in Aramaic,"Talitha, cumi."
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  • "Talitha, cumi."It means, "Little girl, get up."
  • 00:22:53.457 --> 00:22:54.258
  • It means, "Little girl, get up."Little girl, get up.
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  • Little girl, get up.Now, watch Peter
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  • Now, watch Peterimitating his master.
  • 00:22:56.160 --> 00:22:57.895
  • imitating his master.He sent them all out of the room
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  • He sent them all out of the roomand turned toward the woman
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  • and turned toward the womanand said, "Tabitha, get up."
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  • and said, "Tabitha, get up."It's almost like Talitha.
  • 00:23:04.068 --> 00:23:06.504
  • It's almost like Talitha.It's just one letter different.
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  • It's just one letter different.And he thought something.
  • 00:23:07.705 --> 00:23:11.509
  • And he thought something."If He did it, if Jesus did it,
  • 00:23:11.509 --> 00:23:12.443
  • "If He did it, if Jesus did it,and if His spirit
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  • and if His spiritlives in me."
  • 00:23:13.811 --> 00:23:16.080
  • lives in me."[Applause]
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  • [Applause]I came with a message
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  • I came with a messagefor somebody.
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  • for somebody.Make room for resurrection.
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  • Make room for resurrection.Make room for things
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  • Make room for thingsin your life
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  • in your lifethat you were just about ready
  • 00:23:24.321 --> 00:23:27.825
  • that you were just about readyto bury to breathe again.
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  • - We're so thankful
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  • - We're so thankfulthat you joined us today.
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  • that you joined us today.One of my favorite things
  • 00:23:36.167 --> 00:23:37.067
  • One of my favorite thingsabout these sermons
  • 00:23:37.067 --> 00:23:39.303
  • about these sermonsis how I can take the word
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  • is how I can take the wordand apply it immediately.
  • 00:23:41.672 --> 00:23:43.007
  • and apply it immediately.There are always connections
  • 00:23:43.007 --> 00:23:44.608
  • There are always connectionsthat I can make,
  • 00:23:44.608 --> 00:23:46.043
  • that I can make,and ways that I can practically
  • 00:23:46.043 --> 00:23:48.312
  • and ways that I can practicallyprocess these teachings.
  • 00:23:48.312 --> 00:23:49.947
  • process these teachings.I could easily listen,
  • 00:23:49.947 --> 00:23:51.515
  • I could easily listen,and then walk away, and really
  • 00:23:51.515 --> 00:23:53.217
  • and then walk away, and reallynot do anything with it,
  • 00:23:53.217 --> 00:23:55.386
  • not do anything with it,but when I really do sit down
  • 00:23:55.386 --> 00:23:57.021
  • but when I really do sit downand apply this to my life,
  • 00:23:57.021 --> 00:23:58.856
  • and apply this to my life,I begin to feel a shift
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  • I begin to feel a shiftin my spirit.
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  • in my spirit.- Yeah, and you see changes
  • 00:24:00.658 --> 00:24:02.293
  • - Yeah, and you see changesin your life when you accept
  • 00:24:02.293 --> 00:24:03.561
  • in your life when you acceptand embrace the challenge.
  • 00:24:03.561 --> 00:24:04.795
  • and embrace the challenge.So, today, if you felt
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  • So, today, if you feltchallenged or encouraged,
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  • make available for you.
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  • make available for you.It includes the sermon
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  • It includes the sermonyou just heard,
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  • you just heard,and a few other messages
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  • and a few other messagesthat'll take you deeper,
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  • that'll take you deeper,strengthen your faith,
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  • strengthen your faith,and really, really help you
  • 00:24:16.607 --> 00:24:17.908
  • and really, really help youin your relationship with God,
  • 00:24:17.908 --> 00:24:19.443
  • in your relationship with God,grow closer to Him,
  • 00:24:19.443 --> 00:24:21.212
  • grow closer to Him,and see what He has for you.
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  • and see what He has for you.Today's resource is available
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  • Today's resource is availablewith your gift of any amount,
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  • with your gift of any amount,so we can continue to take
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  • so we can continue to takethe gospel to others.
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  • the gospel to others.All you have to do is call
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  • and know that you aren't justrequesting a resource.
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  • requesting a resource.You're helping us get God's
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  • You're helping us get God'sword out and preach Jesus Christ
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  • Thank you so much
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  • Thank you so muchfor your support.
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  • for your support.We couldn't do it without you.
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  • We couldn't do it without you.Oh, one more thing
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  • Oh, one more thingbefore you go.
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  • before you go.Did you know you can join
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  • Did you know you can joinus live every weekend online?
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  • us live every weekend online?You can be a part of our eFam,
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  • You can be a part of our eFam,our extended church family.
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  • our extended church family.Visit us at StevenFurtick.com,
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  • Visit us at StevenFurtick.com,click the Live button,
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  • - We talk a good game
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  • - We talk a good gamewhen it comes to faith,
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  • when it comes to faith,but it still creates
  • 00:24:59.517 --> 00:25:00.885
  • but it still createsa tension, which is:
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  • a tension, which is:How much should I trust God,
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  • How much should I trust God,and how much should
  • 00:25:04.255 --> 00:25:06.423
  • and how much shouldI try myself?
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  • I try myself?You choose the story
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  • You choose the storythat you tell yourself.
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  • that you tell yourself.So, if something's hard,
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  • So, if something's hard,you can be like, "I guess
  • 00:25:12.463 --> 00:25:13.597
  • you can be like, "I guessthe Lord isn't in this.
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  • the Lord isn't in this.This is hard."
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  • This is hard."What if Jesus
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  • What if Jesuswould've thought about
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  • would've thought aboutthe cross that way?
  • 00:25:18.502 --> 00:25:20.004
  • the cross that way?Here's another story.
  • 00:25:20.004 --> 00:25:20.704
  • Here's another story."This is so hard,
  • 00:25:20.704 --> 00:25:22.473
  • "This is so hard,it must be God."
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  • it must be God."We have all of these
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  • We have all of theselimitations on the ways
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  • limitations on the waysthat we think God can move.
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  • that we think God can move.And if it feels good,
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  • And if it feels good,we think it's God.
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  • we think it's God.And if it feels bad,
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  • And if it feels bad,we think it's the devil.
  • 00:25:31.081 --> 00:25:32.182
  • we think it's the devil.But God is calling us
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  • But God is calling usto recategorize
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  • to recategorizein this season of our life.
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  • in this season of our life.God's presence is unschedulable.
  • 00:25:41.091 --> 00:25:42.860
  • God's presence is unschedulable.And if God
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  • And if Godwants to reset your schedule,
  • 00:25:45.629 --> 00:25:47.531
  • wants to reset your schedule,will you let Him?
  • 00:25:47.531 --> 00:25:48.198
  • will you let Him?Because if you hold on
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  • Because if you hold onto what's old,
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  • to what's old,the way you thought,
  • 00:25:50.601 --> 00:25:51.569
  • the way you thought,and what you wanted,
  • 00:25:51.569 --> 00:25:53.470
  • and what you wanted,and how it was,
  • 00:25:53.470 --> 00:25:55.773
  • and how it was,you might miss today's miracle
  • 00:25:55.773 --> 00:25:56.273
  • you might miss today's miracletrying to hold on
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  • trying to hold onto yesterday's blessing.
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  • to yesterday's blessing.He said, "You will still be
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  • He said, "You will still beeating last year's harvest
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  • eating last year's harvestwhen you will have to
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  • when you will have tomove it out to make room
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  • you can depend on
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  • for receiving inspiration,
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  • encouragement, and support.
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  • Grow your faith,
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  • - ♪ Before your throne ♪
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  • - ♪ Before your throne ♪♪ In the mystery ♪
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  • ♪ In the mystery ♪♪ That can't be known ♪
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  • ♪ That can't be known ♪♪ Lives the majesty ♪
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