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Make Room For The New Part 2

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January 31, 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 2

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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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  • - Joppa.
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  • - Joppa.Joppa.
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  • Joppa.It's a place where
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  • It's a place whereyou don't expect anything
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  • you don't expect anythinggreat to happen,
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  • great to happen,but something does.
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  • but something does.Joppa.
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  • Joppa.Joppa is like your job.
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  • Joppa is like your job.Jobba.
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  • Jobba.Joppa.
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  • Joppa.He was just doing his job,
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  • He was just doing his job,just going to see it,
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  • just going to see it,and a miracle happened.
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  • and a miracle happened.He was just going to see it,
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  • He was just going to see it,and a miracle happened.
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  • and a miracle happened.He was just going to see it,
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  • He was just going to see it,and going to comfort them,
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  • and going to comfort them,and going to do what he did,
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  • and going to do what he did,and a miracle happened.
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  • and a miracle happened.Joppa.
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  • Joppa.Joppa.
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  • Joppa.A place where God
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  • A place where Godput stuff together.
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  • put stuff together.Joppa.
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  • Joppa.While he was in Joppa.
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  • While he was in Joppa.Joppa.
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  • Joppa.It's kinda familiar.
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  • It's kinda familiar.Who else went to Joppa
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  • Who else went to Joppain the Bible?
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  • in the Bible?I was trying to remember.
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  • I was trying to remember.I was talking
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  • I was talkingto the interns this weekend.
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  • to the interns this weekend.I put 'em on the spot.
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  • I put 'em on the spot.We had such a good time,
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  • We had such a good time,didn't we?
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  • didn't we?I said, "Who else went
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  • I said, "Who else wentto Joppa?"
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  • to Joppa?"They went through
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  • They went throughevery character
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  • every characterin the Bible, guessing.
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  • in the Bible, guessing.Zacchaeus.
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  • Zacchaeus.Bartimaeus.
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  • Bartimaeus.Luke.
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  • Luke.Matthew.
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  • Matthew.John.
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  • John.I was like, "No,
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  • I was like, "No,no, no, no, no."
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  • no, no, no, no."It's somebody in the Bible.
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  • It's somebody in the Bible.I'ma give you a hint.
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  • I'ma give you a hint.It involves a fish.
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  • It involves a fish.Rhymes with corona.
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  • Jonah went to Joppa.
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  • Jonah went to Joppa.But watch what he did in Joppa.
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  • But watch what he did in Joppa.You ready?
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  • You ready?Jonah 1:3 says,
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  • Jonah 1:3 says,"Jonah ran away from the Lord
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  • "Jonah ran away from the Lordand headed to Tarshish.
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  • and headed to Tarshish.He went down to Joppa,
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  • He went down to Joppa,where he found a ship bound
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  • where he found a ship boundfor that port."
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  • for that port."God called him to Nineveh,
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  • God called him to Nineveh,but he resisted it.
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  • but he resisted it.He resisted going to Nineveh
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  • He resisted going to Ninevehbecause those
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  • because thosewere not the people
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  • were not the peoplehe expected God to bless.
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  • he expected God to bless.He resisted
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  • He resistedwhat he did not understand.
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  • what he did not understand.He resisted what he could
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  • He resisted what he couldnot conceptualize.
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  • not conceptualize.He resisted
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  • He resistedwhat he had no frame
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  • what he had no frameof reference for.
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  • of reference for.He went down to Joppa
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  • He went down to Joppaand boarded a ship
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  • and boarded a shipheading away from the Lord.
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  • heading away from the Lord.So, now I've got a contrast.
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  • So, now I've got a contrast.And I wanna ask,
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  • And I wanna ask,what will you do in Joppa?
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  • what will you do in Joppa?Will you be like Peter,
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  • Will you be like Peter,who when he got to Joppa
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  • who when he got to Joppaand God sent him an opportunity
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  • and God sent him an opportunityto say, "Peter, I want you
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  • to say, "Peter, I want youto make room for something new.
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  • to make room for something new.I want you to believe
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  • I want you to believethat I can break a barrier
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  • that I can break a barrierin your life.
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  • in your life.I want you to believe
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  • I want you to believethat I'm about to do something
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  • that I'm about to do somethingthat your mind
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  • that your mindhas not conceived,"
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  • has not conceived,"will you be like Peter,
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  • will you be like Peter,who went with it?
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  • who went with it?Or are you gonna be like Jonah,
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  • Or are you gonna be like Jonah,who ran from it?
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  • who ran from it?Peter went to Joppa,
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  • Peter went to Joppa,and while he was
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  • and while he wasin Joppa praying,
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  • in Joppa praying,he saw something amazing
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  • he saw something amazingthat he didn't expect.
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  • that he didn't expect.And he looked,
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  • And he looked,and he saw a sheet
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  • and he saw a sheetfrom the four corners.
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  • from the four corners.Four corners representing
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  • Four corners representingthe four corners of the earth.
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  • the four corners of the earth.God's like, "I'm about to break
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  • God's like, "I'm about to breakall of your barriers.
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  • all of your barriers.I'm about to break
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  • I'm about to breakthrough your unbelief."
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  • through your unbelief."See, we talk about making room
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  • See, we talk about making roomfor the new.
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  • for the new.You wanna go have a yard sale
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  • You wanna go have a yard saleor something like that,
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  • or something like that,or put everything on.
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  • or put everything on.It's not about closet space.
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  • It's not about closet space.It's not about clearing out
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  • It's not about clearing outyour closet.
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  • your closet.It's about the transformation
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  • It's about the transformationof your mind.
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  • of your mind.Do you have room
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  • Do you have roomfor the new in your mind?
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  • for the new in your mind?Because they didn't.
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  • Because they didn't.Peter didn't.
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  • Peter didn't.When God showed Peter
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  • When God showed Peterwhat He was about to do --
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  • what He was about to do --like, this is the way
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  • like, this is the wayit always is.
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  • it always is.When God shows us something,
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  • When God shows us something,we compare it to our previous
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  • we compare it to our previouspoint of reference.
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  • point of reference.And then we start
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  • And then we startconsulting our resources.
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  • consulting our resources.And God wants to bring us
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  • And God wants to bring usnew relationships,
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  • new relationships,but watch this.
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  • but watch this.If you're not ready
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  • If you're not readyfor new people in your life,
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  • for new people in your life,you will bring the same patterns
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  • you will bring the same patternsto the new relationships
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  • to the new relationshipsthat you brought
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  • that you broughtto the old relationships.
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  • to the old relationships.And we literally keep people
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  • And we literally keep peopleout of our lives
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  • out of our livesthat God wants to send,
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  • that God wants to send,because we are holding on
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  • because we are holding onto the hurts
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  • to the hurtsfrom the one
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  • from the onewho have already left.
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  • I feel the Spirit of God
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  • I feel the Spirit of Godbreaking barriers
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  • breaking barriersas I preach right now.
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  • as I preach right now.Cause you're like,
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  • Cause you're like,"What does this message
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  • "What does this messagehave to do to me?
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  • have to do to me?I'm not getting on an airplane
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  • I'm not getting on an airplaneand going to preach to somebody
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  • and going to preach to somebodyin Caesarea like Peter did."
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  • in Caesarea like Peter did."You don't have to.
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  • You don't have to.All you have to do
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  • All you have to dois dare to believe
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  • is dare to believethat God is making room
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  • that God is making roomfor the new
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  • for the newin your life right now.
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  • in your life right now.And even sometimes
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  • And even sometimeswhen it was painful for me,
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  • when it was painful for me,and I thought
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  • and I thoughtI was losing things
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  • I was losing thingsin my life,
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  • in my life,I wasn't losing it.
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  • I wasn't losing it.God was moving it.
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  • God was moving it.Who is this for?
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  • Who is this for?I just need to know.
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  • I just need to know.Probably about 20 people.
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  • Probably about 20 people.You didn't lose it.
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  • You didn't lose it.God moved it.
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  • God moved it.He said, "You will still
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  • He said, "You will stillbe eating last year's harvest
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  • be eating last year's harvestwhen you have to move it out."
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  • when you have to move it out."Somebody shout,
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  • Somebody shout,"Move it out, God."
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  • "Move it out, God."- Congregation: Move it out.
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  • - Congregation: Move it out.- Anything that is in the way
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  • - Anything that is in the wayof me being who I need
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  • of me being who I needto be in this season,
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  • to be in this season,get it out of my heart.
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  • get it out of my heart.Get it out of my mind.
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  • Get it out of my mind.Get it out of my habits.
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  • Get it out of my habits.You can have it, God.
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  • You can have it, God.I don't want it.
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  • I don't want it.I want what you've got.
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  • I want what you've got.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]So, you can't receive
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  • So, you can't receivenew miracles with old mindsets.
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  • new miracles with old mindsets.Make room for the new.
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  • Make room for the new.It looks like this.
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  • It looks like this.Emptying yourself,
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  • Emptying yourself,humbling yourself,
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  • humbling yourself,and asking God,
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  • and asking God,"What do you want to do
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  • "What do you want to doin my Joppa?"
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  • in my Joppa?"Or you can run from it,
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  • Or you can run from it,and resist it.
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  • and resist it.And you can keep remembering
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  • And you can keep rememberingwhen the kids were so cute.
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  • when the kids were so cute.They are 43 now.
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  • They are 43 now.They stopped being cute
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  • They stopped being cutequite a while ago.
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  • quite a while ago.And the church was trying
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  • And the church was tryingto figure out,
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  • to figure out,"How do we protect
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  • "How do we protectwhat we loved
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  • what we lovedwhile we embrace what is new?"
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  • while we embrace what is new?"And I don't know,
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  • And I don't know,I think there
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  • I think thereare at least three lessons
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  • are at least three lessonsin this text.
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  • in this text.Y'all got a minute?
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  • Y'all got a minute?- Congregation: Yes.
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  • - Congregation: Yes.- Make room for the new.
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  • - Make room for the new.Number one.
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  • Number one.God says this.
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  • God says this."Don't limit yourself
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  • "Don't limit yourselfby labels."
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  • by labels."The first thing God
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  • The first thing Godtold Peter, He said,
  • 00:07:20.736 --> 00:07:21.537
  • told Peter, He said,"You've got your nice
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  • "You've got your nicelittle neat categories."
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  • little neat categories."Cause when the sheet came down,
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  • Cause when the sheet came down,Peter saw all kind of animals.
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  • Peter saw all kind of animals.And y'all need to know,
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  • And y'all need to know,in this culture,
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  • in this culture,they respected visions.
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  • they respected visions.This was not
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  • This was notlike Peter's hallucination,
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  • like Peter's hallucination,or you know how some people
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  • or you know how some peoplenow are so weird,
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  • now are so weird,and they're like,
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  • and they're like,"Well the Lord showed me
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  • "Well the Lord showed mea vision of us
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  • a vision of uswalking on the beach."
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  • walking on the beach."It's like, bro,
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  • It's like, bro,you need to ask her out
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  • you need to ask her outand stop trying to embed it
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  • and stop trying to embed itin this weird spirituality.
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  • in this weird spirituality.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]So, Peter actually
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  • So, Peter actuallysaw something.
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  • saw something.But remember,
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  • But remember,there's sometimes
  • 00:07:49.866 --> 00:07:50.500
  • there's sometimesthat tension between
  • 00:07:50.500 --> 00:07:53.736
  • that tension betweenwhat you thought God showed you,
  • 00:07:53.736 --> 00:07:54.837
  • what you thought God showed you,it's a tension.
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  • it's a tension.And that tension is a real gift,
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  • And that tension is a real gift,because that's where
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  • because that's wheregrowth happens.
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  • growth happens.Or it's like, "God, I thought
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  • Or it's like, "God, I thoughtI was gonna be married
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  • I was gonna be marriedto her the rest of my life,
  • 00:08:03.145 --> 00:08:05.014
  • to her the rest of my life,but I'm not.
  • 00:08:05.014 --> 00:08:06.782
  • but I'm not.I'm not married now."
  • 00:08:06.782 --> 00:08:08.484
  • I'm not married now."And that's painful,
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  • And that's painful,but what you do with it
  • 00:08:09.652 --> 00:08:10.586
  • but what you do with itbecomes your Joppa,
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  • becomes your Joppa,which determines,
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  • which determines,do you run from God's purpose
  • 00:08:14.590 --> 00:08:15.625
  • do you run from God's purposefor your future,
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  • for your future,or do you run toward it.
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  • or do you run toward it.That's Joppa.
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  • That's Joppa.And the word God gave me was,
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  • And the word God gave me was,"Don't limit it with a label."
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  • "Don't limit it with a label."Because the first thing
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  • Because the first thingHe told Peter --
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  • He told Peter --Peter said in Acts 11:6,
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  • Peter said in Acts 11:6,"I looked into it
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  • "I looked into itand saw four-footed animals
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  • and saw four-footed animalsof the earth, wild beasts,
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  • of the earth, wild beasts,reptiles, and birds."
  • 00:08:32.942 --> 00:08:33.910
  • reptiles, and birds."And then after he saw
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  • And then after he sawthe pigs in a blanket,
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  • the pigs in a blanket,he said --
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  • he said --I try to keep y'all awake --
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  • I try to keep y'all awake --"Then I heard
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  • "Then I hearda voice telling me,
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  • a voice telling me,Get up, Peter.
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  • Get up, Peter.Kill and eat."
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  • Kill and eat."Now, when I read that I said,
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  • Now, when I read that I said,"God was trying to get Peter
  • 00:08:44.620 --> 00:08:45.988
  • "God was trying to get Peterto go hunting?"
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  • to go hunting?"No.
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  • No.It wasn't about the animals.
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  • It wasn't about the animals.He was about to send Cornelius,
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  • He was about to send Cornelius,who Peter saw
  • 00:08:51.093 --> 00:08:52.762
  • who Peter sawas an unclean Gentile.
  • 00:08:52.762 --> 00:08:54.530
  • as an unclean Gentile.So, He was using this.
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  • So, He was using this.It wasn't about bacon.
  • 00:08:57.066 --> 00:08:58.868
  • It wasn't about bacon.It was about barriers,
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  • It was about barriers,mental barriers.
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  • mental barriers.So when He said,
  • 00:09:01.671 --> 00:09:02.405
  • So when He said,"Get up, Peter.
  • 00:09:02.405 --> 00:09:03.239
  • "Get up, Peter.Kill and eat,"
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  • Kill and eat,"it wasn't that God
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  • it wasn't that Godwanted Peter to kill a pig.
  • 00:09:07.743 --> 00:09:08.611
  • wanted Peter to kill a pig.It was that He was trying
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  • It was that He was tryingto kill Peter's categories.
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  • to kill Peter's categories.In this season of your life,
  • 00:09:14.917 --> 00:09:15.685
  • In this season of your life,God is trying to kill
  • 00:09:15.685 --> 00:09:18.387
  • God is trying to killyour categories.
  • 00:09:18.387 --> 00:09:19.855
  • your categories.He's going to use people
  • 00:09:19.855 --> 00:09:23.759
  • He's going to use peopleyou did not even like
  • 00:09:23.759 --> 00:09:26.662
  • you did not even liketo grow you up and mature you.
  • 00:09:26.662 --> 00:09:27.530
  • to grow you up and mature you.There was one person
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  • There was one personthe other day that shared
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  • the other day that shareda Bible verse
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  • a Bible versewith one of my kids,
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  • with one of my kids,and they left our church
  • 00:09:31.133 --> 00:09:32.735
  • and they left our churchyears ago.
  • 00:09:32.735 --> 00:09:33.569
  • years ago.They didn't even like me
  • 00:09:33.569 --> 00:09:35.137
  • They didn't even like mewhen they left.
  • 00:09:35.137 --> 00:09:36.072
  • when they left.But when they gave a Bible verse
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  • But when they gave a Bible verseto my kids, I said,
  • 00:09:37.206 --> 00:09:38.040
  • to my kids, I said,"God, I don't care
  • 00:09:38.040 --> 00:09:40.543
  • "God, I don't carewho hands them the scriptures.
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  • who hands them the scriptures.I'll take a cold cup of water
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  • I'll take a cold cup of waterin the pit of hell from anybody.
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  • in the pit of hell from anybody.I don't care
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  • I don't carewho hands it to 'em.
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  • who hands it to 'em.Use who you wanna use, God.
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  • Use who you wanna use, God.Do what you wanna do.
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  • Do what you wanna do.Kill my categories."
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  • Kill my categories."As a matter of fact,
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  • As a matter of fact,when we say all things work
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  • when we say all things worktogether for the good,
  • 00:09:53.689 --> 00:09:54.924
  • together for the good,what we mean when we quote
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  • what we mean when we quoteRomans 8:28 out of context --
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  • Romans 8:28 out of context --because Romans 8:28
  • 00:09:58.427 --> 00:09:59.862
  • because Romans 8:28is connected and conjoined,
  • 00:09:59.862 --> 00:10:01.964
  • is connected and conjoined,incidentally, to Romans 8:29,
  • 00:10:01.964 --> 00:10:02.431
  • incidentally, to Romans 8:29,which says,
  • 00:10:02.431 --> 00:10:03.966
  • which says,"according to His purpose."
  • 00:10:03.966 --> 00:10:05.468
  • "according to His purpose."So, what it means by good
  • 00:10:05.468 --> 00:10:06.469
  • So, what it means by goodis it's going to fulfill
  • 00:10:06.469 --> 00:10:09.038
  • is it's going to fulfillHis purpose, not my preference.
  • 00:10:09.038 --> 00:10:11.107
  • His purpose, not my preference.Y'all can shout right now.
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  • Y'all can shout right now.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]What it means is
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  • What it means isI can't categorize.
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  • I can't categorize.That's God's job.
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  • That's God's job.It is God's job to know
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  • It is God's job to knowwhat's best for me.
  • 00:10:20.049 --> 00:10:21.484
  • what's best for me.It is God's job to know
  • 00:10:21.484 --> 00:10:22.852
  • It is God's job to knowwhat needs to happen.
  • 00:10:22.852 --> 00:10:24.253
  • what needs to happen.It is God's job to know
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  • It is God's job to knowwhat experiences I need to get.
  • 00:10:27.590 --> 00:10:29.258
  • what experiences I need to get.So, God said, "Stop limiting
  • 00:10:29.258 --> 00:10:32.461
  • So, God said, "Stop limitingit by labels."
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  • it by labels."Labels.
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  • Labels.Labels can apply
  • 00:10:35.965 --> 00:10:37.333
  • Labels can applyto a group of people.
  • 00:10:37.333 --> 00:10:37.800
  • to a group of people.He said --
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  • He said --look what the Lord
  • 00:10:38.434 --> 00:10:40.269
  • look what the Lordsaid when He said,
  • 00:10:40.269 --> 00:10:40.970
  • said when He said,"Arise, Peter.
  • 00:10:40.970 --> 00:10:41.637
  • "Arise, Peter.Kill and eat."
  • 00:10:41.637 --> 00:10:42.104
  • Kill and eat."Peter said,
  • 00:10:42.104 --> 00:10:42.638
  • Peter said,"Surely not, Lord.
  • 00:10:42.638 --> 00:10:44.006
  • "Surely not, Lord.Nothing impure or unclean
  • 00:10:44.006 --> 00:10:45.608
  • Nothing impure or uncleanhas ever entered my mouth."
  • 00:10:45.608 --> 00:10:46.409
  • has ever entered my mouth."Now watch what God said
  • 00:10:46.409 --> 00:10:47.143
  • Now watch what God saidin verse nine.
  • 00:10:47.143 --> 00:10:48.344
  • in verse nine."Those are your categories,
  • 00:10:48.344 --> 00:10:51.480
  • "Those are your categories,not mine."
  • 00:10:51.480 --> 00:10:52.248
  • not mine.""The voice spoke
  • 00:10:52.248 --> 00:10:53.616
  • "The voice spokefrom heaven a second time,
  • 00:10:53.616 --> 00:10:54.884
  • from heaven a second time,saying, Do not call anything
  • 00:10:54.884 --> 00:10:58.320
  • saying, Do not call anythingimpure that God has made clean."
  • 00:10:58.320 --> 00:10:59.689
  • impure that God has made clean."Stop limiting God
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  • Stop limiting Godwith your labels.
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  • Most people that live
  • 00:11:09.532 --> 00:11:10.499
  • Most people that livein Charlotte weren't born
  • 00:11:10.499 --> 00:11:12.168
  • in Charlotte weren't bornin Charlotte.
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  • in Charlotte.So, you come here,
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  • So, you come here,and it's like,
  • 00:11:13.369 --> 00:11:13.869
  • and it's like,"I don't really like
  • 00:11:13.869 --> 00:11:16.372
  • "I don't really likeSoutherners."
  • 00:11:16.372 --> 00:11:16.972
  • Southerners."Well, you're stuck
  • 00:11:16.972 --> 00:11:19.575
  • Well, you're stuckwith us for this season.
  • 00:11:19.575 --> 00:11:21.410
  • with us for this season.So, do not over generalize
  • 00:11:21.410 --> 00:11:22.178
  • So, do not over generalizethe people that you have
  • 00:11:22.178 --> 00:11:24.080
  • the people that you haveto live with.
  • 00:11:24.080 --> 00:11:25.314
  • to live with.Now, the same thing can be said
  • 00:11:25.314 --> 00:11:26.549
  • Now, the same thing can be saidof any group of people.
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  • of any group of people.A Northerner, or Southerner,
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  • A Northerner, or Southerner,or anything we wanna mention.
  • 00:11:29.418 --> 00:11:30.486
  • or anything we wanna mention.This is the problem.
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  • This is the problem.We are all so prejudiced,
  • 00:11:31.987 --> 00:11:33.155
  • We are all so prejudiced,we stopped realizing it
  • 00:11:33.155 --> 00:11:34.256
  • we stopped realizing ita long time ago.
  • 00:11:34.256 --> 00:11:34.757
  • a long time ago.You're like,
  • 00:11:34.757 --> 00:11:35.257
  • You're like,"I'm not prejudiced.
  • 00:11:35.257 --> 00:11:35.858
  • "I'm not prejudiced.I'm not prejudiced."
  • 00:11:35.858 --> 00:11:36.992
  • I'm not prejudiced."Pre-judge.
  • 00:11:36.992 --> 00:11:39.562
  • Pre-judge.You do it all the time.
  • 00:11:39.562 --> 00:11:41.630
  • You do it all the time.I do it all the time.
  • 00:11:41.630 --> 00:11:42.765
  • I do it all the time.We think we know what is
  • 00:11:42.765 --> 00:11:43.833
  • We think we know what isand what isn't gonna be good
  • 00:11:43.833 --> 00:11:45.901
  • and what isn't gonna be goodall the time.
  • 00:11:45.901 --> 00:11:46.335
  • all the time.We even think
  • 00:11:46.335 --> 00:11:47.536
  • We even thinkwe know who is holy
  • 00:11:47.536 --> 00:11:48.504
  • we know who is holyand who is not holy
  • 00:11:48.504 --> 00:11:52.007
  • and who is not holyby what they wear.
  • 00:11:52.007 --> 00:11:53.375
  • by what they wear.You know, even with people,
  • 00:11:53.375 --> 00:11:53.943
  • You know, even with people,we think we know
  • 00:11:53.943 --> 00:11:55.611
  • we think we knowwho is important and who is not.
  • 00:11:55.611 --> 00:11:58.147
  • who is important and who is not.You have no idea.
  • 00:11:58.147 --> 00:11:59.415
  • You have no idea.You have no idea.
  • 00:11:59.415 --> 00:12:00.149
  • You have no idea.And then we size up
  • 00:12:00.149 --> 00:12:01.183
  • And then we size upopportunities
  • 00:12:01.183 --> 00:12:02.651
  • opportunitiesby how public they are
  • 00:12:02.651 --> 00:12:05.421
  • by how public they areto see how significant they are.
  • 00:12:05.421 --> 00:12:06.722
  • to see how significant they are.But Peter was in Joppa
  • 00:12:06.722 --> 00:12:08.023
  • But Peter was in Joppadoing something that was off
  • 00:12:08.023 --> 00:12:10.993
  • doing something that was offthe radar when God led him
  • 00:12:10.993 --> 00:12:12.628
  • the radar when God led himto Cornelius's house to take
  • 00:12:12.628 --> 00:12:15.731
  • to Cornelius's house to takethe gospel to the Gentiles.
  • 00:12:15.731 --> 00:12:16.499
  • the gospel to the Gentiles.And I just wanted to say,
  • 00:12:16.499 --> 00:12:19.769
  • And I just wanted to say,don't limit your life by labels.
  • 00:12:19.769 --> 00:12:20.569
  • don't limit your life by labels.Don't limit what God can do
  • 00:12:20.569 --> 00:12:23.706
  • Don't limit what God can dothrough you through labels.
  • 00:12:23.706 --> 00:12:25.074
  • through you through labels.Somebody say, "You single?"
  • 00:12:25.074 --> 00:12:25.741
  • Somebody say, "You single?"Say, "Well, first of all,
  • 00:12:25.741 --> 00:12:27.409
  • Say, "Well, first of all,I'm saved.
  • 00:12:27.409 --> 00:12:30.379
  • I'm saved.Sanctified.
  • 00:12:30.379 --> 00:12:32.915
  • Sanctified.And then I'm single."
  • 00:12:32.915 --> 00:12:33.516
  • And then I'm single."But don't put that
  • 00:12:33.516 --> 00:12:34.550
  • But don't put thatas my first label.
  • 00:12:34.550 --> 00:12:36.685
  • as my first label.There's a whole lot more to me
  • 00:12:36.685 --> 00:12:37.753
  • There's a whole lot more to methan what's going on
  • 00:12:37.753 --> 00:12:39.555
  • than what's going onon one finger on my left hand.
  • 00:12:39.555 --> 00:12:42.658
  • on one finger on my left hand.So please do not limit me.
  • 00:12:42.658 --> 00:12:45.961
  • So please do not limit me.Preach, Pastor Steven Furtick.
  • 00:12:45.961 --> 00:12:47.530
  • Preach, Pastor Steven Furtick.I am.
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  • I am.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]One guy said to me,
  • 00:12:52.468 --> 00:12:54.203
  • One guy said to me,he was like, "Your preaching
  • 00:12:54.203 --> 00:12:56.505
  • he was like, "Your preachinghas gotten more Pentecostal
  • 00:12:56.505 --> 00:12:57.606
  • has gotten more Pentecostalthese days."
  • 00:12:57.606 --> 00:12:58.040
  • these days."All he meant
  • 00:12:58.040 --> 00:13:00.609
  • All he meantwas I yell more.
  • 00:13:00.609 --> 00:13:01.377
  • was I yell more.And the only reason
  • 00:13:01.377 --> 00:13:02.478
  • And the only reasonI yell more now
  • 00:13:02.478 --> 00:13:03.612
  • I yell more nowthan I used to
  • 00:13:03.612 --> 00:13:04.580
  • than I used tois because when the church
  • 00:13:04.580 --> 00:13:06.582
  • is because when the churchwas small, I needed people,
  • 00:13:06.582 --> 00:13:07.349
  • was small, I needed people,and I didn't wanna
  • 00:13:07.349 --> 00:13:09.718
  • and I didn't wannascare 'em off.
  • 00:13:09.718 --> 00:13:11.120
  • scare 'em off.Now, we got enough.
  • 00:13:11.120 --> 00:13:11.921
  • Now, we got enough.If we scare a few off,
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  • If we scare a few off,a few more will come,
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  • a few more will come,and I can holler like I want to.
  • 00:13:15.658 --> 00:13:18.127
  • and I can holler like I want to.I can preach like I feel it.
  • 00:13:18.127 --> 00:13:20.930
  • I can preach like I feel it.It's not theological.
  • 00:13:20.930 --> 00:13:23.532
  • It's not theological.Stylistic.
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  • Stylistic.So, don't be limited
  • 00:13:26.836 --> 00:13:29.505
  • So, don't be limitedby labels.
  • 00:13:29.505 --> 00:13:29.972
  • by labels.I'm white,
  • 00:13:29.972 --> 00:13:33.142
  • I'm white,but I'm not only white.
  • 00:13:33.142 --> 00:13:33.642
  • but I'm not only white.I'm Black,
  • 00:13:33.642 --> 00:13:36.111
  • I'm Black,but I'm not only Black.
  • 00:13:36.111 --> 00:13:38.581
  • but I'm not only Black.Please do not pre-judge me
  • 00:13:38.581 --> 00:13:39.481
  • Please do not pre-judge mebased on something
  • 00:13:39.481 --> 00:13:41.417
  • based on somethingI had no control over.
  • 00:13:41.417 --> 00:13:42.451
  • I had no control over.I want you to get to know
  • 00:13:42.451 --> 00:13:44.186
  • I want you to get to knowmy character.
  • 00:13:44.186 --> 00:13:45.054
  • my character.I want you to get to see
  • 00:13:45.054 --> 00:13:46.755
  • I want you to get to seethe God in me,
  • 00:13:46.755 --> 00:13:51.560
  • the God in me,rather than labeling me.
  • 00:13:51.560 --> 00:13:53.429
  • rather than labeling me.So, don't judge me by my --
  • 00:13:53.429 --> 00:13:56.398
  • So, don't judge me by my --ask Lil Nas X.
  • 00:13:56.398 --> 00:13:57.299
  • ask Lil Nas X.Ask him about labels.
  • 00:13:57.299 --> 00:13:58.067
  • Ask him about labels.Is it country?
  • 00:13:58.067 --> 00:13:59.935
  • Is it country?Is it rap?
  • 00:13:59.935 --> 00:14:01.170
  • Is it rap?I'll tell you what it is.
  • 00:14:01.170 --> 00:14:02.671
  • I'll tell you what it is.It's a billion streams.
  • 00:14:02.671 --> 00:14:04.039
  • It's a billion streams.It's a Grammy.
  • 00:14:04.039 --> 00:14:05.407
  • It's a Grammy.And it's multimillion dollars.
  • 00:14:05.407 --> 00:14:05.975
  • And it's multimillion dollars.You can take me
  • 00:14:05.975 --> 00:14:06.775
  • You can take meright out this box
  • 00:14:06.775 --> 00:14:09.144
  • right out this boxand drive me to the bank.
  • 00:14:09.144 --> 00:14:09.578
  • and drive me to the bank.And God wants
  • 00:14:09.578 --> 00:14:10.613
  • And God wantsto do something bigger,
  • 00:14:10.613 --> 00:14:11.714
  • to do something bigger,but you will limit yourself
  • 00:14:11.714 --> 00:14:13.916
  • but you will limit yourselfwith the label.
  • 00:14:13.916 --> 00:14:14.483
  • with the label.And you limit others
  • 00:14:14.483 --> 00:14:15.851
  • And you limit otherswith labels.
  • 00:14:15.851 --> 00:14:16.285
  • with labels.Who you can
  • 00:14:16.285 --> 00:14:17.152
  • Who you canand can't receive from,
  • 00:14:17.152 --> 00:14:17.686
  • and can't receive from,who God can
  • 00:14:17.686 --> 00:14:18.854
  • who God canand can't use in your life,
  • 00:14:18.854 --> 00:14:20.055
  • and can't use in your life,what God can and can't use
  • 00:14:20.055 --> 00:14:21.423
  • what God can and can't usein your life.
  • 00:14:21.423 --> 00:14:21.724
  • in your life."Oh, well,
  • 00:14:21.724 --> 00:14:22.691
  • "Oh, well,they're insulting me."
  • 00:14:22.691 --> 00:14:23.425
  • they're insulting me."Are they?
  • 00:14:23.425 --> 00:14:24.326
  • Are they?Or is God using them
  • 00:14:24.326 --> 00:14:27.463
  • Or is God using themto instruct you?
  • 00:14:27.463 --> 00:14:28.030
  • to instruct you?"I don't like it.
  • 00:14:28.030 --> 00:14:31.567
  • "I don't like it.It doesn't feel good."
  • 00:14:31.567 --> 00:14:32.501
  • It doesn't feel good."So, don't limit yourself
  • 00:14:32.501 --> 00:14:34.904
  • So, don't limit yourselfwith labels.
  • 00:14:34.904 --> 00:14:36.538
  • with labels.And number two,
  • 00:14:36.538 --> 00:14:45.314
  • And number two,don't be loyal to a lie.
  • 00:14:45.314 --> 00:14:46.282
  • don't be loyal to a lie.I don't have time to show you,
  • 00:14:46.282 --> 00:14:47.416
  • I don't have time to show you,but the passage in Acts
  • 00:14:47.416 --> 00:14:52.321
  • but the passage in Actsends with Peter
  • 00:14:52.321 --> 00:14:53.689
  • ends with Peterand the counsel there,
  • 00:14:53.689 --> 00:14:54.423
  • and the counsel there,the deacon board
  • 00:14:54.423 --> 00:14:58.093
  • the deacon boardthat called him in.
  • 00:14:58.093 --> 00:14:59.028
  • that called him in.That's a Baptist flashback
  • 00:14:59.028 --> 00:15:00.296
  • That's a Baptist flashbackI was having right there.
  • 00:15:00.296 --> 00:15:03.732
  • I was having right there.[Laughter]
  • 00:15:03.732 --> 00:15:05.868
  • [Laughter]When they called him in,
  • 00:15:05.868 --> 00:15:06.635
  • When they called him in,by the end of it --
  • 00:15:06.635 --> 00:15:07.870
  • by the end of it --I said this on Sunday.
  • 00:15:07.870 --> 00:15:08.370
  • I said this on Sunday.I didn't say it
  • 00:15:08.370 --> 00:15:09.872
  • I didn't say iton Saturday last week.
  • 00:15:09.872 --> 00:15:10.973
  • on Saturday last week.It said that
  • 00:15:10.973 --> 00:15:12.808
  • It said thatit started with protest
  • 00:15:12.808 --> 00:15:14.910
  • it started with protestand ended in praise.
  • 00:15:14.910 --> 00:15:15.544
  • and ended in praise.When they brought him in,
  • 00:15:15.544 --> 00:15:16.445
  • When they brought him in,they were protesting,
  • 00:15:16.445 --> 00:15:17.346
  • they were protesting,like we always do when God
  • 00:15:17.346 --> 00:15:18.147
  • like we always do when Godis doing something new
  • 00:15:18.147 --> 00:15:18.781
  • is doing something newin our lives.
  • 00:15:18.781 --> 00:15:19.548
  • in our lives."God, I don't like it.
  • 00:15:19.548 --> 00:15:20.149
  • "God, I don't like it.I don't like it.
  • 00:15:20.149 --> 00:15:21.183
  • I don't like it.I don't like it."
  • 00:15:21.183 --> 00:15:22.685
  • I don't like it."Now, everybody that hears
  • 00:15:22.685 --> 00:15:23.485
  • Now, everybody that hearsnew will hear something
  • 00:15:23.485 --> 00:15:25.721
  • new will hear somethingdifferent when I preach.
  • 00:15:25.721 --> 00:15:26.722
  • different when I preach.People will quit their jobs
  • 00:15:26.722 --> 00:15:30.192
  • People will quit their jobsover this message.
  • 00:15:30.192 --> 00:15:31.293
  • over this message.People will quit their marriage
  • 00:15:31.293 --> 00:15:32.728
  • People will quit their marriageover this message.
  • 00:15:32.728 --> 00:15:33.329
  • over this message.Some will quit their job
  • 00:15:33.329 --> 00:15:34.196
  • Some will quit their joband their marriage
  • 00:15:34.196 --> 00:15:35.364
  • and their marriageover this message,
  • 00:15:35.364 --> 00:15:38.934
  • over this message,and they're missing the point.
  • 00:15:38.934 --> 00:15:40.035
  • and they're missing the point.Cause what I mean is make room
  • 00:15:40.035 --> 00:15:44.506
  • Cause what I mean is make roomfor the new in you,
  • 00:15:44.506 --> 00:15:46.508
  • for the new in you,so you don't have to find out
  • 00:15:46.508 --> 00:15:47.376
  • so you don't have to find outafter you move to five
  • 00:15:47.376 --> 00:15:48.477
  • after you move to fivedifferent cities,
  • 00:15:48.477 --> 00:15:51.480
  • different cities,running from yourself,
  • 00:15:51.480 --> 00:15:52.614
  • running from yourself,that sometimes the environment
  • 00:15:52.614 --> 00:15:58.687
  • that sometimes the environmentis not the issue.
  • 00:15:58.687 --> 00:15:59.922
  • is not the issue.And what we will do
  • 00:15:59.922 --> 00:16:00.556
  • And what we will doa lot of times
  • 00:16:00.556 --> 00:16:02.124
  • a lot of timesis we will hold on so tightly
  • 00:16:02.124 --> 00:16:06.228
  • is we will hold on so tightlyto a lie because it's familiar
  • 00:16:06.228 --> 00:16:08.230
  • to a lie because it's familiarthat we will miss what God
  • 00:16:08.230 --> 00:16:09.665
  • that we will miss what Godis bringing to us by faith,
  • 00:16:09.665 --> 00:16:10.199
  • is bringing to us by faith,because we don't like
  • 00:16:10.199 --> 00:16:13.035
  • because we don't likehow it feels.
  • 00:16:13.035 --> 00:16:17.172
  • how it feels.Don't be loyal to a lie.
  • 00:16:17.172 --> 00:16:17.740
  • Don't be loyal to a lie.And my third one
  • 00:16:17.740 --> 00:16:21.310
  • And my third oneis don't be late.
  • 00:16:21.310 --> 00:16:24.613
  • is don't be late.Don't be late.
  • 00:16:24.613 --> 00:16:27.716
  • Don't be late.One thing the Spirit told Peter
  • 00:16:27.716 --> 00:16:28.384
  • One thing the Spirit told Peterthat I wanted to say
  • 00:16:28.384 --> 00:16:30.085
  • that I wanted to sayto you through the power
  • 00:16:30.085 --> 00:16:31.887
  • to you through the powerof the Holy Spirit today --
  • 00:16:31.887 --> 00:16:32.621
  • of the Holy Spirit today --yeah you got it.
  • 00:16:32.621 --> 00:16:33.589
  • yeah you got it.They're so good in the back.
  • 00:16:33.589 --> 00:16:35.524
  • They're so good in the back.They anticipated my verse.
  • 00:16:35.524 --> 00:16:36.558
  • They anticipated my verse.I love 'em.
  • 00:16:36.558 --> 00:16:38.060
  • I love 'em.Acts 11:12 says that,
  • 00:16:38.060 --> 00:16:39.361
  • Acts 11:12 says that,"The Spirit told me
  • 00:16:39.361 --> 00:16:40.662
  • "The Spirit told meto have no hesitation
  • 00:16:40.662 --> 00:16:42.998
  • to have no hesitationabout going with them."
  • 00:16:42.998 --> 00:16:47.036
  • about going with them."Don't be late.
  • 00:16:47.036 --> 00:16:47.703
  • Don't be late.Because if you hold on
  • 00:16:47.703 --> 00:16:49.371
  • Because if you hold onto what's old,
  • 00:16:49.371 --> 00:16:50.139
  • to what's old,the way you thought,
  • 00:16:50.139 --> 00:16:50.939
  • the way you thought,and what you wanted,
  • 00:16:50.939 --> 00:16:54.376
  • and what you wanted,and how it was,
  • 00:16:54.376 --> 00:16:57.813
  • and how it was,you might miss today's miracle
  • 00:16:57.813 --> 00:16:58.480
  • you might miss today's miracletrying to hold on
  • 00:16:58.480 --> 00:17:03.185
  • trying to hold onto yesterday's blessing.
  • 00:17:03.185 --> 00:17:05.254
  • to yesterday's blessing.What am I holding that's old
  • 00:17:05.254 --> 00:17:05.721
  • What am I holding that's oldthat's keeping me
  • 00:17:05.721 --> 00:17:08.290
  • that's keeping mefrom receiving what's new,
  • 00:17:08.290 --> 00:17:09.691
  • from receiving what's new,what's now, what's here?
  • 00:17:09.691 --> 00:17:10.492
  • what's now, what's here?I don't mean that we don't
  • 00:17:10.492 --> 00:17:11.560
  • I don't mean that we don'tvalue tradition
  • 00:17:11.560 --> 00:17:13.362
  • value traditionand experience and continuity.
  • 00:17:13.362 --> 00:17:16.131
  • and experience and continuity.That's not my message.
  • 00:17:16.131 --> 00:17:16.865
  • That's not my message.But the scripture said
  • 00:17:16.865 --> 00:17:19.635
  • But the scripture saidin Leviticus 26:10,
  • 00:17:19.635 --> 00:17:20.736
  • in Leviticus 26:10,"You will still be eating
  • 00:17:20.736 --> 00:17:23.005
  • "You will still be eatinglast year's harvest,"
  • 00:17:23.005 --> 00:17:24.440
  • last year's harvest,"that's the old,
  • 00:17:24.440 --> 00:17:25.040
  • that's the old,"when you will have
  • 00:17:25.040 --> 00:17:26.775
  • "when you will haveto move it out
  • 00:17:26.775 --> 00:17:29.178
  • to move it outto make room for the new."
  • 00:17:29.178 --> 00:17:32.481
  • to make room for the new."It's not that the old was bad.
  • 00:17:32.481 --> 00:17:36.752
  • It's not that the old was bad.It's just that the new is here.
  • 00:17:36.752 --> 00:17:38.754
  • It's just that the new is here.A new covenant, a new day,
  • 00:17:38.754 --> 00:17:41.523
  • A new covenant, a new day,a new season.
  • 00:17:41.523 --> 00:17:43.192
  • a new season.Some of you are really
  • 00:17:43.192 --> 00:17:44.226
  • Some of you are reallydestabilized right now
  • 00:17:44.226 --> 00:17:46.328
  • destabilized right nowin life.
  • 00:17:46.328 --> 00:17:46.929
  • in life.We all go through
  • 00:17:46.929 --> 00:17:48.997
  • We all go throughthese seasons of instability
  • 00:17:48.997 --> 00:17:51.266
  • these seasons of instabilitythat really test our faith.
  • 00:17:51.266 --> 00:17:52.668
  • that really test our faith.And God gives us this tension
  • 00:17:52.668 --> 00:17:53.869
  • And God gives us this tensionin these moments to see,
  • 00:17:53.869 --> 00:17:56.839
  • in these moments to see,what will we do in Joppa.
  • 00:17:56.839 --> 00:18:01.844
  • what will we do in Joppa.Run from God or run toward God?
  • 00:18:01.844 --> 00:18:02.544
  • Run from God or run toward God?And if that's where
  • 00:18:02.544 --> 00:18:03.712
  • And if that's whereyou are today in Joppa --
  • 00:18:03.712 --> 00:18:06.215
  • you are today in Joppa --I mean in a psychological sense,
  • 00:18:06.215 --> 00:18:06.682
  • I mean in a psychological sense,obviously,
  • 00:18:06.682 --> 00:18:08.617
  • obviously,not a geographical sense,
  • 00:18:08.617 --> 00:18:09.852
  • not a geographical sense,or a spiritual sense,
  • 00:18:09.852 --> 00:18:11.920
  • or a spiritual sense,an emotional sense --
  • 00:18:11.920 --> 00:18:12.488
  • an emotional sense --trying to figure out,
  • 00:18:12.488 --> 00:18:13.055
  • trying to figure out,"God, what are
  • 00:18:13.055 --> 00:18:13.755
  • "God, what areyou doing in my life?
  • 00:18:13.755 --> 00:18:14.723
  • you doing in my life?I've never seen this before.
  • 00:18:14.723 --> 00:18:17.359
  • I've never seen this before.I've never felt this before.
  • 00:18:17.359 --> 00:18:18.794
  • I've never felt this before.I've never been
  • 00:18:18.794 --> 00:18:22.131
  • I've never beenin my 40's before."
  • 00:18:22.131 --> 00:18:23.499
  • in my 40's before."I wonder what
  • 00:18:23.499 --> 00:18:27.870
  • I wonder whatyou will do in Joppa.
  • 00:18:27.870 --> 00:18:28.770
  • you will do in Joppa.The thing about God's blessing
  • 00:18:28.770 --> 00:18:29.805
  • The thing about God's blessingis it rarely checks
  • 00:18:29.805 --> 00:18:31.106
  • is it rarely checksyour schedule to see if this
  • 00:18:31.106 --> 00:18:35.978
  • your schedule to see if thiswould be a convenient time.
  • 00:18:35.978 --> 00:18:37.079
  • would be a convenient time.In fact, Leviticus said,
  • 00:18:37.079 --> 00:18:37.613
  • In fact, Leviticus said,as they were giving
  • 00:18:37.613 --> 00:18:38.680
  • as they were givingall the instructions
  • 00:18:38.680 --> 00:18:40.115
  • all the instructionsfor worship in the covenant
  • 00:18:40.115 --> 00:18:41.750
  • for worship in the covenantto set up the community,
  • 00:18:41.750 --> 00:18:42.317
  • to set up the community,and how to deal
  • 00:18:42.317 --> 00:18:43.152
  • and how to dealwith diseases and poverty,
  • 00:18:43.152 --> 00:18:45.621
  • with diseases and poverty,and how to deal
  • 00:18:45.621 --> 00:18:46.321
  • and how to dealwith indebtedness,
  • 00:18:46.321 --> 00:18:47.289
  • with indebtedness,and how to be a people,
  • 00:18:47.289 --> 00:18:48.357
  • and how to be a people,and as they were adjusting
  • 00:18:48.357 --> 00:18:49.258
  • and as they were adjustingand acclimating
  • 00:18:49.258 --> 00:18:50.559
  • and acclimatingto be out of Egyptian slavery
  • 00:18:50.559 --> 00:18:53.162
  • to be out of Egyptian slaveryand coming into a new place,
  • 00:18:53.162 --> 00:18:53.695
  • and coming into a new place,before God made them
  • 00:18:53.695 --> 00:18:54.463
  • before God made themthe promise, He said,
  • 00:18:54.463 --> 00:18:55.164
  • the promise, He said,"You need to know
  • 00:18:55.164 --> 00:18:56.131
  • "You need to knowthat you're still gonna be
  • 00:18:56.131 --> 00:18:58.867
  • that you're still gonna beeating last year's harvest
  • 00:18:58.867 --> 00:19:00.636
  • eating last year's harvestwhen you have to move it out
  • 00:19:00.636 --> 00:19:02.337
  • when you have to move it outto make room for the new."
  • 00:19:02.337 --> 00:19:04.506
  • to make room for the new."This is how it works.
  • 00:19:04.506 --> 00:19:07.543
  • This is how it works.You're not even used to it yet,
  • 00:19:07.543 --> 00:19:10.112
  • You're not even used to it yet,and here comes something new.
  • 00:19:10.112 --> 00:19:10.746
  • and here comes something new.And you have to learn
  • 00:19:10.746 --> 00:19:15.250
  • And you have to learnto multitask your miracles.
  • 00:19:15.250 --> 00:19:15.951
  • to multitask your miracles.You have to learn
  • 00:19:15.951 --> 00:19:19.588
  • You have to learnto multitask your miracles.
  • 00:19:19.588 --> 00:19:20.322
  • to multitask your miracles.You have to learn to move
  • 00:19:20.322 --> 00:19:21.056
  • You have to learn to movebetween things,
  • 00:19:21.056 --> 00:19:23.425
  • between things,and to trust God,
  • 00:19:23.425 --> 00:19:26.562
  • and to trust God,and keep giving, keep going,
  • 00:19:26.562 --> 00:19:27.396
  • and keep giving, keep going,and keep trusting,
  • 00:19:27.396 --> 00:19:30.065
  • and keep trusting,and keep believing by faith,
  • 00:19:30.065 --> 00:19:31.033
  • and keep believing by faith,or else you're gonna find
  • 00:19:31.033 --> 00:19:33.368
  • or else you're gonna findyourself missing today's
  • 00:19:33.368 --> 00:19:35.304
  • yourself missing today'sopportunity
  • 00:19:35.304 --> 00:19:36.471
  • opportunitybecause you are too attached
  • 00:19:36.471 --> 00:19:40.576
  • because you are too attachedto yesterday's blessing.
  • 00:19:40.576 --> 00:19:42.211
  • to yesterday's blessing.I wonder what new mindset God
  • 00:19:42.211 --> 00:19:44.179
  • I wonder what new mindset Godis creating in me
  • 00:19:44.179 --> 00:19:44.646
  • is creating in mein this season.
  • 00:19:44.646 --> 00:19:46.715
  • in this season.I wanna know.
  • 00:19:46.715 --> 00:19:47.349
  • I wanna know.I wonder what barriers
  • 00:19:47.349 --> 00:19:48.083
  • I wonder what barriersHe's going to break
  • 00:19:48.083 --> 00:19:49.117
  • He's going to breakthrough your life.
  • 00:19:49.117 --> 00:19:50.819
  • through your life.I wanna know.
  • 00:19:50.819 --> 00:19:51.887
  • I wanna know.He said, "You will still be
  • 00:19:51.887 --> 00:19:53.188
  • He said, "You will still beeating last year's harvest
  • 00:19:53.188 --> 00:19:54.556
  • eating last year's harvestwhen you will have to move it
  • 00:19:54.556 --> 00:19:58.126
  • when you will have to move itout to make room for the new."
  • 00:19:58.126 --> 00:20:02.164
  • out to make room for the new."That's what repentance is.
  • 00:20:02.164 --> 00:20:04.600
  • That's what repentance is.It's a change of mind.
  • 00:20:04.600 --> 00:20:07.603
  • It's a change of mind.It makes room for the new.
  • 00:20:07.603 --> 00:20:09.338
  • It makes room for the new.New way of thinking.
  • 00:20:09.338 --> 00:20:11.373
  • New way of thinking.You're doing it the old way.
  • 00:20:11.373 --> 00:20:12.140
  • You're doing it the old way.You keep manipulating,
  • 00:20:12.140 --> 00:20:12.774
  • You keep manipulating,keep forcing,
  • 00:20:12.774 --> 00:20:13.408
  • keep forcing,keep getting angry.
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  • keep getting angry.That's the old way.
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  • That's the old way.That's not how
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  • That's not howyou do it anymore.
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  • you do it anymore.If anyone is in Christ,
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  • If anyone is in Christ,he is a new creation.
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  • he is a new creation.The old has gone.
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  • The old has gone.The new has come.
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  • The new has come.There's a new way to do this,
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  • There's a new way to do this,a new way to live,
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  • a new way to live,a new way to love,
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  • a new way to love,a new way to serve.
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  • a new way to serve.A way that seems upside down
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  • A way that seems upside downbut is actually right side up.
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  • but is actually right side up.And God said,
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  • And God said,"If you'll make room
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  • "If you'll make roomfor the new,
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  • for the new,you will still be eating
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  • you will still be eatinglast year's harvest
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  • last year's harvestwhen you will have
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  • when you will haveto move it out."
  • 00:20:43.405 --> 00:20:44.039
  • to move it out."Father, I thank you
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  • Father, I thank youfor your word today.
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  • for your word today.The power of it,
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  • The power of it,the precision of it.
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  • the precision of it.You are so on time.
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  • You are so on time.I trust you.
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  • I trust you.I trust you
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  • I trust youthat it will not return void.
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  • that it will not return void.What you spoke
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  • What you spokein this place today
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  • in this place todayis not just about Peter.
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  • is not just about Peter.This is not a history lesson,
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  • This is not a history lesson,or an agricultural lesson.
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  • or an agricultural lesson.This is a word from heaven
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  • This is a word from heavenfor someone's life.
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  • for someone's life.Make room for the new.
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  • Make room for the new.I pray for your people, Lord.
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  • I pray for your people, Lord.Whatever they're holding onto
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  • Whatever they're holding ontothat is old that needs
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  • that is old that needsto be moved out
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  • to be moved outto make room for the new.
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  • to make room for the new.Maybe all their life
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  • Maybe all their lifethey thought
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  • they thoughtthey had to earn acceptance,
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  • they had to earn acceptance,so they're stuck in performance,
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  • so they're stuck in performance,and they think
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  • and they thinkyou're like that, too.
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  • you're like that, too.I pray that today that grace
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  • I pray that today that gracewould clear the way
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  • would clear the wayto make room for the new.
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  • to make room for the new.I thank you today
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  • I thank you todaythat strongholds in our minds
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  • that strongholds in our mindsare being broken by the power
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  • are being broken by the powerof the Spirit of God.
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  • of the Spirit of God.We thought we had to run
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  • We thought we had to runto something else
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  • to something elseto get our needs met.
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  • to get our needs met.That's the old way of thinking.
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  • That's the old way of thinking.That's the old way of living.
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  • That's the old way of living.That's the old way of coping.
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  • That's the old way of coping.But we came into your presence
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  • But we came into your presencetoday to make room for the new.
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  • today to make room for the new.We thank you
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  • We thank youthat you're doing something
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  • that you're doing somethingin our life right now.
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  • in our life right now.We'll never truly know
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  • We'll never truly knowthe power of this moment
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  • the power of this momentuntil it's over.
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  • until it's over.We'll never fully understand
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  • We'll never fully understandthe reason for this season
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  • the reason for this seasonuntil we're in the next one.
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  • until we're in the next one.But I ask that you would grant
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  • But I ask that you would grantunto us the gift of faith,
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  • unto us the gift of faith,so we can trust you
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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
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  • One of my favorite thingsabout these sermons
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  • about these sermonsis how I can take the word
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  • is how I can take the wordand apply it immediately.
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  • and apply it immediately.There are always connections
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  • There are always connectionsthat I can make,
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  • that I can make,and ways that I can practically
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  • and ways that I can practicallyprocess these teachings.
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  • process these teachings.I could easily listen,
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  • I could easily listen,and then walk away, and really
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  • and then walk away, and reallynot do anything with it,
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  • not do anything with it,but when I really do sit down
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  • but when I really do sit downand apply this to my life,
  • 00:22:54.703 --> 00:22:56.538
  • 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
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  • - Yeah, and you see changesin your life when you accept
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  • in your life when you acceptand embrace the challenge.
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  • 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
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  • and really, really help youin your relationship with God,
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  • in your relationship with God,grow closer to Him,
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • - 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
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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 should
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  • 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
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  • 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?
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  • the cross that way?Here's another story.
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  • Here's another story."This is so hard,
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  • "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.
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  • 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.
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  • God's presence is unschedulable.And if God
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  • And if Godwants to reset your schedule,
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  • wants to reset your schedule,will you let Him?
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  • 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,
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  • the way you thought,and what you wanted,
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  • and what you wanted,and how it was,
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  • and how it was,you might miss today's miracle
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  • 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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  • - ♪ How to sing to Him ♪
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  • - ♪ How to sing to Him ♪- ♪ What would you do ♪
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  • - ♪ What would you do ♪♪ How would shout to Him ♪
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  • ♪ How would shout to Him ♪♪ How would you bow before Him ♪
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  • ♪ How would you bow before Him ♪♪ How would you worship Him ♪
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  • ♪ How would you worship Him ♪♪ Oh oh oh ♪
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  • ♪ Oh oh oh ♪- ♪ What would you do ♪
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  • - ♪ What would you do ♪♪ If He walked into the room? ♪
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  • ♪ If He walked into the room? ♪- ♪ Oh ♪
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  • - ♪ Oh ♪- ♪ What would you do ♪
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  • - ♪ What would you do ♪♪ If He walked ♪
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  • ♪ If He walked ♪- Come on, somebody.
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  • - Come on, somebody.- ♪ Somebody do it now ♪
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  • - ♪ Somebody do it now ♪- ♪ What would you do ♪
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  • - ♪ What would you do ♪- ♪ Somebody do it now ♪
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  • - ♪ Somebody do it now ♪- ♪ Into the room ♪
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  • - ♪ Into the room ♪- ♪ Somebody do it now ♪
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  • - ♪ Somebody do it now ♪- ♪ What would you do ♪
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  • - ♪ What would you do ♪- ♪ What would you do ♪
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  • - ♪ What would you do ♪
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  • - ♪ What would you do ♪♪ If He walked into the room ♪
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  • ♪ If He walked into the room ♪- ♪ Oh ♪
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  • - ♪ Oh ♪- ♪ What would you do ♪
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  • - ♪ What would you do ♪♪ If He walked into the room ♪
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  • ♪ If He walked into the room ♪- ♪ Hey yeah ♪
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  • - ♪ Hey yeah ♪♪ What would you do ♪
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  • ♪ What would you do ♪♪ If He walked into the room ♪
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  • ♪ If He walked into the room ♪♪ What would you do ♪
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