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Make Room For The New Part 2

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February 1, 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 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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  • of our worship experiences,
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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,
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  • 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
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  • there's sometimesthat tension between
  • 00:07:51.490 --> 00:07:54.726
  • that tension betweenwhat you thought God showed you,
  • 00:07:54.726 --> 00:07:55.827
  • 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,
  • 00:08:04.135 --> 00:08:06.004
  • to her the rest of my life,but I'm not.
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  • but I'm not.I'm not married now."
  • 00:08:07.772 --> 00:08:09.474
  • I'm not married now."And that's painful,
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  • And that's painful,but what you do with it
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  • 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
  • 00:08:15.580 --> 00:08:16.615
  • 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."
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  • 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
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  • "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
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  • who Peter sawas an unclean Gentile.
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  • as an unclean Gentile.So, He was using this.
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  • So, He was using this.It wasn't about bacon.
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  • 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,
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  • So when He said,"Get up, Peter.
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  • "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.
  • 00:09:08.733 --> 00:09:09.601
  • 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,
  • 00:09:15.907 --> 00:09:16.675
  • In this season of your life,God is trying to kill
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  • God is trying to killyour categories.
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  • your categories.He's going to use people
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  • He's going to use peopleyou did not even like
  • 00:09:24.749 --> 00:09:27.652
  • you did not even liketo grow you up and mature you.
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  • 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
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  • and they left our churchyears ago.
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  • years ago.They didn't even like me
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  • They didn't even like mewhen they left.
  • 00:09:36.127 --> 00:09:37.062
  • 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,
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  • to my kids, I said,"God, I don't care
  • 00:09:39.030 --> 00:09:41.533
  • "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,
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  • 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
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  • because Romans 8:28is connected and conjoined,
  • 00:10:00.852 --> 00:10:02.954
  • is connected and conjoined,incidentally, to Romans 8:29,
  • 00:10:02.954 --> 00:10:03.421
  • incidentally, to Romans 8:29,which says,
  • 00:10:03.421 --> 00:10:04.956
  • which says,"according to His purpose."
  • 00:10:04.956 --> 00:10:06.458
  • "according to His purpose."So, what it means by good
  • 00:10:06.458 --> 00:10:07.459
  • So, what it means by goodis it's going to fulfill
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  • is it's going to fulfillHis purpose, not my preference.
  • 00:10:10.028 --> 00:10:12.097
  • 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.
  • 00:10:21.039 --> 00:10:22.474
  • what's best for me.It is God's job to know
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  • It is God's job to knowwhat needs to happen.
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  • 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.
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  • what experiences I need to get.So, God said, "Stop limiting
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  • So, God said, "Stop limitingit by labels."
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  • it by labels."Labels.
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  • Labels.Labels can apply
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  • Labels can applyto a group of people.
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  • to a group of people.He said --
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  • He said --look what the Lord
  • 00:10:39.424 --> 00:10:41.259
  • look what the Lordsaid when He said,
  • 00:10:41.259 --> 00:10:41.960
  • said when He said,"Arise, Peter.
  • 00:10:41.960 --> 00:10:42.627
  • "Arise, Peter.Kill and eat."
  • 00:10:42.627 --> 00:10:43.094
  • Kill and eat."Peter said,
  • 00:10:43.094 --> 00:10:43.628
  • Peter said,"Surely not, Lord.
  • 00:10:43.628 --> 00:10:44.996
  • "Surely not, Lord.Nothing impure or unclean
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  • Nothing impure or uncleanhas ever entered my mouth."
  • 00:10:46.598 --> 00:10:47.399
  • has ever entered my mouth."Now watch what God said
  • 00:10:47.399 --> 00:10:48.133
  • Now watch what God saidin verse nine.
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  • in verse nine."Those are your categories,
  • 00:10:49.334 --> 00:10:52.470
  • "Those are your categories,not mine."
  • 00:10:52.470 --> 00:10:53.238
  • not mine.""The voice spoke
  • 00:10:53.238 --> 00:10:54.606
  • "The voice spokefrom heaven a second time,
  • 00:10:54.606 --> 00:10:55.874
  • from heaven a second time,saying, Do not call anything
  • 00:10:55.874 --> 00:10:59.310
  • saying, Do not call anythingimpure that God has made clean."
  • 00:10:59.310 --> 00:11:00.679
  • 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
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  • Most people that livein Charlotte weren't born
  • 00:11:11.489 --> 00:11:13.158
  • in Charlotte weren't bornin Charlotte.
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  • in Charlotte.So, you come here,
  • 00:11:13.692 --> 00:11:14.359
  • So, you come here,and it's like,
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  • and it's like,"I don't really like
  • 00:11:14.859 --> 00:11:17.362
  • "I don't really likeSoutherners."
  • 00:11:17.362 --> 00:11:17.962
  • Southerners."Well, you're stuck
  • 00:11:17.962 --> 00:11:20.565
  • Well, you're stuckwith us for this season.
  • 00:11:20.565 --> 00:11:22.400
  • with us for this season.So, do not over generalize
  • 00:11:22.400 --> 00:11:23.168
  • So, do not over generalizethe people that you have
  • 00:11:23.168 --> 00:11:25.070
  • the people that you haveto live with.
  • 00:11:25.070 --> 00:11:26.304
  • to live with.Now, the same thing can be said
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  • 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.
  • 00:11:30.408 --> 00:11:31.476
  • or anything we wanna mention.This is the problem.
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  • This is the problem.We are all so prejudiced,
  • 00:11:32.977 --> 00:11:34.145
  • We are all so prejudiced,we stopped realizing it
  • 00:11:34.145 --> 00:11:35.246
  • we stopped realizing ita long time ago.
  • 00:11:35.246 --> 00:11:35.747
  • a long time ago.You're like,
  • 00:11:35.747 --> 00:11:36.247
  • You're like,"I'm not prejudiced.
  • 00:11:36.247 --> 00:11:36.848
  • "I'm not prejudiced.I'm not prejudiced."
  • 00:11:36.848 --> 00:11:37.982
  • I'm not prejudiced."Pre-judge.
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  • Pre-judge.You do it all the time.
  • 00:11:40.552 --> 00:11:42.620
  • You do it all the time.I do it all the time.
  • 00:11:42.620 --> 00:11:43.755
  • I do it all the time.We think we know what is
  • 00:11:43.755 --> 00:11:44.823
  • We think we know what isand what isn't gonna be good
  • 00:11:44.823 --> 00:11:46.891
  • and what isn't gonna be goodall the time.
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  • all the time.We even think
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  • We even thinkwe know who is holy
  • 00:11:48.526 --> 00:11:49.494
  • we know who is holyand who is not holy
  • 00:11:49.494 --> 00:11:52.997
  • and who is not holyby what they wear.
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  • by what they wear.You know, even with people,
  • 00:11:54.365 --> 00:11:54.933
  • You know, even with people,we think we know
  • 00:11:54.933 --> 00:11:56.601
  • we think we knowwho is important and who is not.
  • 00:11:56.601 --> 00:11:59.137
  • who is important and who is not.You have no idea.
  • 00:11:59.137 --> 00:12:00.405
  • You have no idea.You have no idea.
  • 00:12:00.405 --> 00:12:01.139
  • You have no idea.And then we size up
  • 00:12:01.139 --> 00:12:02.173
  • And then we size upopportunities
  • 00:12:02.173 --> 00:12:03.641
  • opportunitiesby how public they are
  • 00:12:03.641 --> 00:12:06.411
  • by how public they areto see how significant they are.
  • 00:12:06.411 --> 00:12:07.712
  • to see how significant they are.But Peter was in Joppa
  • 00:12:07.712 --> 00:12:09.013
  • But Peter was in Joppadoing something that was off
  • 00:12:09.013 --> 00:12:11.983
  • doing something that was offthe radar when God led him
  • 00:12:11.983 --> 00:12:13.618
  • the radar when God led himto Cornelius's house to take
  • 00:12:13.618 --> 00:12:16.721
  • to Cornelius's house to takethe gospel to the Gentiles.
  • 00:12:16.721 --> 00:12:17.489
  • the gospel to the Gentiles.And I just wanted to say,
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  • And I just wanted to say,don't limit your life by labels.
  • 00:12:20.759 --> 00:12:21.559
  • don't limit your life by labels.Don't limit what God can do
  • 00:12:21.559 --> 00:12:24.696
  • Don't limit what God can dothrough you through labels.
  • 00:12:24.696 --> 00:12:26.064
  • through you through labels.Somebody say, "You single?"
  • 00:12:26.064 --> 00:12:26.731
  • Somebody say, "You single?"Say, "Well, first of all,
  • 00:12:26.731 --> 00:12:28.399
  • Say, "Well, first of all,I'm saved.
  • 00:12:28.399 --> 00:12:31.369
  • I'm saved.Sanctified.
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  • Sanctified.And then I'm single."
  • 00:12:33.905 --> 00:12:34.506
  • And then I'm single."But don't put that
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  • But don't put thatas my first label.
  • 00:12:35.540 --> 00:12:37.675
  • as my first label.There's a whole lot more to me
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  • There's a whole lot more to methan what's going on
  • 00:12:38.743 --> 00:12:40.545
  • than what's going onon one finger on my left hand.
  • 00:12:40.545 --> 00:12:43.648
  • on one finger on my left hand.So please do not limit me.
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  • So please do not limit me.Preach, Pastor Steven Furtick.
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  • Preach, Pastor Steven Furtick.I am.
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  • I am.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]One guy said to me,
  • 00:12:53.458 --> 00:12:55.193
  • One guy said to me,he was like, "Your preaching
  • 00:12:55.193 --> 00:12:57.495
  • he was like, "Your preachinghas gotten more Pentecostal
  • 00:12:57.495 --> 00:12:58.596
  • has gotten more Pentecostalthese days."
  • 00:12:58.596 --> 00:12:59.030
  • these days."All he meant
  • 00:12:59.030 --> 00:13:01.599
  • All he meantwas I yell more.
  • 00:13:01.599 --> 00:13:02.367
  • was I yell more.And the only reason
  • 00:13:02.367 --> 00:13:03.468
  • And the only reasonI yell more now
  • 00:13:03.468 --> 00:13:04.602
  • I yell more nowthan I used to
  • 00:13:04.602 --> 00:13:05.570
  • than I used tois because when the church
  • 00:13:05.570 --> 00:13:07.572
  • is because when the churchwas small, I needed people,
  • 00:13:07.572 --> 00:13:08.339
  • was small, I needed people,and I didn't wanna
  • 00:13:08.339 --> 00:13:10.708
  • and I didn't wannascare 'em off.
  • 00:13:10.708 --> 00:13:12.110
  • scare 'em off.Now, we got enough.
  • 00:13:12.110 --> 00:13:12.911
  • Now, we got enough.If we scare a few off,
  • 00:13:12.911 --> 00:13:14.512
  • 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.
  • 00:13:16.648 --> 00:13:19.117
  • and I can holler like I want to.I can preach like I feel it.
  • 00:13:19.117 --> 00:13:21.920
  • I can preach like I feel it.It's not theological.
  • 00:13:21.920 --> 00:13:24.522
  • It's not theological.Stylistic.
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  • Stylistic.So, don't be limited
  • 00:13:27.826 --> 00:13:30.495
  • So, don't be limitedby labels.
  • 00:13:30.495 --> 00:13:30.962
  • by labels.I'm white,
  • 00:13:30.962 --> 00:13:34.132
  • I'm white,but I'm not only white.
  • 00:13:34.132 --> 00:13:34.632
  • but I'm not only white.I'm Black,
  • 00:13:34.632 --> 00:13:37.101
  • I'm Black,but I'm not only Black.
  • 00:13:37.101 --> 00:13:39.571
  • but I'm not only Black.Please do not pre-judge me
  • 00:13:39.571 --> 00:13:40.471
  • Please do not pre-judge mebased on something
  • 00:13:40.471 --> 00:13:42.407
  • based on somethingI had no control over.
  • 00:13:42.407 --> 00:13:43.441
  • I had no control over.I want you to get to know
  • 00:13:43.441 --> 00:13:45.176
  • I want you to get to knowmy character.
  • 00:13:45.176 --> 00:13:46.044
  • my character.I want you to get to see
  • 00:13:46.044 --> 00:13:47.745
  • I want you to get to seethe God in me,
  • 00:13:47.745 --> 00:13:52.550
  • the God in me,rather than labeling me.
  • 00:13:52.550 --> 00:13:54.419
  • rather than labeling me.So, don't judge me by my --
  • 00:13:54.419 --> 00:13:57.388
  • So, don't judge me by my --ask Lil Nas X.
  • 00:13:57.388 --> 00:13:58.289
  • ask Lil Nas X.Ask him about labels.
  • 00:13:58.289 --> 00:13:59.057
  • Ask him about labels.Is it country?
  • 00:13:59.057 --> 00:14:00.925
  • Is it country?Is it rap?
  • 00:14:00.925 --> 00:14:02.160
  • Is it rap?I'll tell you what it is.
  • 00:14:02.160 --> 00:14:03.661
  • I'll tell you what it is.It's a billion streams.
  • 00:14:03.661 --> 00:14:05.029
  • It's a billion streams.It's a Grammy.
  • 00:14:05.029 --> 00:14:06.397
  • It's a Grammy.And it's multimillion dollars.
  • 00:14:06.397 --> 00:14:06.965
  • And it's multimillion dollars.You can take me
  • 00:14:06.965 --> 00:14:07.765
  • You can take meright out this box
  • 00:14:07.765 --> 00:14:10.134
  • right out this boxand drive me to the bank.
  • 00:14:10.134 --> 00:14:10.568
  • and drive me to the bank.And God wants
  • 00:14:10.568 --> 00:14:11.603
  • And God wantsto do something bigger,
  • 00:14:11.603 --> 00:14:12.704
  • to do something bigger,but you will limit yourself
  • 00:14:12.704 --> 00:14:14.906
  • but you will limit yourselfwith the label.
  • 00:14:14.906 --> 00:14:15.473
  • with the label.And you limit others
  • 00:14:15.473 --> 00:14:16.841
  • And you limit otherswith labels.
  • 00:14:16.841 --> 00:14:17.275
  • with labels.Who you can
  • 00:14:17.275 --> 00:14:18.142
  • Who you canand can't receive from,
  • 00:14:18.142 --> 00:14:18.676
  • and can't receive from,who God can
  • 00:14:18.676 --> 00:14:19.844
  • who God canand can't use in your life,
  • 00:14:19.844 --> 00:14:21.045
  • and can't use in your life,what God can and can't use
  • 00:14:21.045 --> 00:14:22.413
  • what God can and can't usein your life.
  • 00:14:22.413 --> 00:14:22.714
  • in your life."Oh, well,
  • 00:14:22.714 --> 00:14:23.681
  • "Oh, well,they're insulting me."
  • 00:14:23.681 --> 00:14:24.415
  • they're insulting me."Are they?
  • 00:14:24.415 --> 00:14:25.316
  • Are they?Or is God using them
  • 00:14:25.316 --> 00:14:28.453
  • Or is God using themto instruct you?
  • 00:14:28.453 --> 00:14:29.020
  • to instruct you?"I don't like it.
  • 00:14:29.020 --> 00:14:32.557
  • "I don't like it.It doesn't feel good."
  • 00:14:32.557 --> 00:14:33.491
  • It doesn't feel good."So, don't limit yourself
  • 00:14:33.491 --> 00:14:35.894
  • So, don't limit yourselfwith labels.
  • 00:14:35.894 --> 00:14:37.528
  • with labels.And number two,
  • 00:14:37.528 --> 00:14:46.304
  • And number two,don't be loyal to a lie.
  • 00:14:46.304 --> 00:14:47.272
  • don't be loyal to a lie.I don't have time to show you,
  • 00:14:47.272 --> 00:14:48.406
  • I don't have time to show you,but the passage in Acts
  • 00:14:48.406 --> 00:14:53.311
  • but the passage in Actsends with Peter
  • 00:14:53.311 --> 00:14:54.679
  • ends with Peterand the counsel there,
  • 00:14:54.679 --> 00:14:55.413
  • and the counsel there,the deacon board
  • 00:14:55.413 --> 00:14:59.083
  • the deacon boardthat called him in.
  • 00:14:59.083 --> 00:15:00.018
  • that called him in.That's a Baptist flashback
  • 00:15:00.018 --> 00:15:01.286
  • That's a Baptist flashbackI was having right there.
  • 00:15:01.286 --> 00:15:04.722
  • I was having right there.[Laughter]
  • 00:15:04.722 --> 00:15:06.858
  • [Laughter]When they called him in,
  • 00:15:06.858 --> 00:15:07.625
  • When they called him in,by the end of it --
  • 00:15:07.625 --> 00:15:08.860
  • by the end of it --I said this on Sunday.
  • 00:15:08.860 --> 00:15:09.360
  • I said this on Sunday.I didn't say it
  • 00:15:09.360 --> 00:15:10.862
  • I didn't say iton Saturday last week.
  • 00:15:10.862 --> 00:15:11.963
  • on Saturday last week.It said that
  • 00:15:11.963 --> 00:15:13.798
  • It said thatit started with protest
  • 00:15:13.798 --> 00:15:15.900
  • it started with protestand ended in praise.
  • 00:15:15.900 --> 00:15:16.534
  • and ended in praise.When they brought him in,
  • 00:15:16.534 --> 00:15:17.435
  • When they brought him in,they were protesting,
  • 00:15:17.435 --> 00:15:18.336
  • they were protesting,like we always do when God
  • 00:15:18.336 --> 00:15:19.137
  • like we always do when Godis doing something new
  • 00:15:19.137 --> 00:15:19.771
  • is doing something newin our lives.
  • 00:15:19.771 --> 00:15:20.538
  • in our lives."God, I don't like it.
  • 00:15:20.538 --> 00:15:21.139
  • "God, I don't like it.I don't like it.
  • 00:15:21.139 --> 00:15:22.173
  • I don't like it.I don't like it."
  • 00:15:22.173 --> 00:15:23.675
  • I don't like it."Now, everybody that hears
  • 00:15:23.675 --> 00:15:24.475
  • Now, everybody that hearsnew will hear something
  • 00:15:24.475 --> 00:15:26.711
  • new will hear somethingdifferent when I preach.
  • 00:15:26.711 --> 00:15:27.712
  • different when I preach.People will quit their jobs
  • 00:15:27.712 --> 00:15:31.182
  • People will quit their jobsover this message.
  • 00:15:31.182 --> 00:15:32.283
  • over this message.People will quit their marriage
  • 00:15:32.283 --> 00:15:33.718
  • People will quit their marriageover this message.
  • 00:15:33.718 --> 00:15:34.319
  • over this message.Some will quit their job
  • 00:15:34.319 --> 00:15:35.186
  • Some will quit their joband their marriage
  • 00:15:35.186 --> 00:15:36.354
  • and their marriageover this message,
  • 00:15:36.354 --> 00:15:39.924
  • over this message,and they're missing the point.
  • 00:15:39.924 --> 00:15:41.025
  • and they're missing the point.Cause what I mean is make room
  • 00:15:41.025 --> 00:15:45.496
  • Cause what I mean is make roomfor the new in you,
  • 00:15:45.496 --> 00:15:47.498
  • for the new in you,so you don't have to find out
  • 00:15:47.498 --> 00:15:48.366
  • so you don't have to find outafter you move to five
  • 00:15:48.366 --> 00:15:49.467
  • after you move to fivedifferent cities,
  • 00:15:49.467 --> 00:15:52.470
  • different cities,running from yourself,
  • 00:15:52.470 --> 00:15:53.604
  • running from yourself,that sometimes the environment
  • 00:15:53.604 --> 00:15:59.677
  • that sometimes the environmentis not the issue.
  • 00:15:59.677 --> 00:16:00.912
  • is not the issue.And what we will do
  • 00:16:00.912 --> 00:16:01.546
  • And what we will doa lot of times
  • 00:16:01.546 --> 00:16:03.114
  • a lot of timesis we will hold on so tightly
  • 00:16:03.114 --> 00:16:07.218
  • is we will hold on so tightlyto a lie because it's familiar
  • 00:16:07.218 --> 00:16:09.220
  • to a lie because it's familiarthat we will miss what God
  • 00:16:09.220 --> 00:16:10.655
  • that we will miss what Godis bringing to us by faith,
  • 00:16:10.655 --> 00:16:11.189
  • is bringing to us by faith,because we don't like
  • 00:16:11.189 --> 00:16:14.025
  • because we don't likehow it feels.
  • 00:16:14.025 --> 00:16:18.162
  • how it feels.Don't be loyal to a lie.
  • 00:16:18.162 --> 00:16:18.730
  • Don't be loyal to a lie.And my third one
  • 00:16:18.730 --> 00:16:22.300
  • And my third oneis don't be late.
  • 00:16:22.300 --> 00:16:25.603
  • is don't be late.Don't be late.
  • 00:16:25.603 --> 00:16:28.706
  • Don't be late.One thing the Spirit told Peter
  • 00:16:28.706 --> 00:16:29.374
  • One thing the Spirit told Peterthat I wanted to say
  • 00:16:29.374 --> 00:16:31.075
  • that I wanted to sayto you through the power
  • 00:16:31.075 --> 00:16:32.877
  • to you through the powerof the Holy Spirit today --
  • 00:16:32.877 --> 00:16:33.611
  • of the Holy Spirit today --yeah you got it.
  • 00:16:33.611 --> 00:16:34.579
  • yeah you got it.They're so good in the back.
  • 00:16:34.579 --> 00:16:36.514
  • They're so good in the back.They anticipated my verse.
  • 00:16:36.514 --> 00:16:37.548
  • They anticipated my verse.I love 'em.
  • 00:16:37.548 --> 00:16:39.050
  • I love 'em.Acts 11:12 says that,
  • 00:16:39.050 --> 00:16:40.351
  • Acts 11:12 says that,"The Spirit told me
  • 00:16:40.351 --> 00:16:41.652
  • "The Spirit told meto have no hesitation
  • 00:16:41.652 --> 00:16:43.988
  • to have no hesitationabout going with them."
  • 00:16:43.988 --> 00:16:48.026
  • about going with them."Don't be late.
  • 00:16:48.026 --> 00:16:48.693
  • Don't be late.Because if you hold on
  • 00:16:48.693 --> 00:16:50.361
  • Because if you hold onto what's old,
  • 00:16:50.361 --> 00:16:51.129
  • to what's old,the way you thought,
  • 00:16:51.129 --> 00:16:51.929
  • the way you thought,and what you wanted,
  • 00:16:51.929 --> 00:16:55.366
  • and what you wanted,and how it was,
  • 00:16:55.366 --> 00:16:58.803
  • and how it was,you might miss today's miracle
  • 00:16:58.803 --> 00:16:59.470
  • you might miss today's miracletrying to hold on
  • 00:16:59.470 --> 00:17:04.175
  • trying to hold onto yesterday's blessing.
  • 00:17:04.175 --> 00:17:06.244
  • to yesterday's blessing.What am I holding that's old
  • 00:17:06.244 --> 00:17:06.711
  • What am I holding that's oldthat's keeping me
  • 00:17:06.711 --> 00:17:09.280
  • that's keeping mefrom receiving what's new,
  • 00:17:09.280 --> 00:17:10.681
  • from receiving what's new,what's now, what's here?
  • 00:17:10.681 --> 00:17:11.482
  • what's now, what's here?I don't mean that we don't
  • 00:17:11.482 --> 00:17:12.550
  • I don't mean that we don'tvalue tradition
  • 00:17:12.550 --> 00:17:14.352
  • value traditionand experience and continuity.
  • 00:17:14.352 --> 00:17:17.121
  • and experience and continuity.That's not my message.
  • 00:17:17.121 --> 00:17:17.855
  • That's not my message.But the scripture said
  • 00:17:17.855 --> 00:17:20.625
  • But the scripture saidin Leviticus 26:10,
  • 00:17:20.625 --> 00:17:21.726
  • in Leviticus 26:10,"You will still be eating
  • 00:17:21.726 --> 00:17:23.995
  • "You will still be eatinglast year's harvest,"
  • 00:17:23.995 --> 00:17:25.430
  • last year's harvest,"that's the old,
  • 00:17:25.430 --> 00:17:26.030
  • that's the old,"when you will have
  • 00:17:26.030 --> 00:17:27.765
  • "when you will haveto move it out
  • 00:17:27.765 --> 00:17:30.168
  • to move it outto make room for the new."
  • 00:17:30.168 --> 00:17:33.471
  • to make room for the new."It's not that the old was bad.
  • 00:17:33.471 --> 00:17:37.742
  • It's not that the old was bad.It's just that the new is here.
  • 00:17:37.742 --> 00:17:39.744
  • It's just that the new is here.A new covenant, a new day,
  • 00:17:39.744 --> 00:17:42.513
  • A new covenant, a new day,a new season.
  • 00:17:42.513 --> 00:17:44.182
  • a new season.Some of you are really
  • 00:17:44.182 --> 00:17:45.216
  • Some of you are reallydestabilized right now
  • 00:17:45.216 --> 00:17:47.318
  • destabilized right nowin life.
  • 00:17:47.318 --> 00:17:47.919
  • in life.We all go through
  • 00:17:47.919 --> 00:17:49.987
  • We all go throughthese seasons of instability
  • 00:17:49.987 --> 00:17:52.256
  • these seasons of instabilitythat really test our faith.
  • 00:17:52.256 --> 00:17:53.658
  • that really test our faith.And God gives us this tension
  • 00:17:53.658 --> 00:17:54.859
  • And God gives us this tensionin these moments to see,
  • 00:17:54.859 --> 00:17:57.829
  • in these moments to see,what will we do in Joppa.
  • 00:17:57.829 --> 00:18:02.834
  • what will we do in Joppa.Run from God or run toward God?
  • 00:18:02.834 --> 00:18:03.534
  • Run from God or run toward God?And if that's where
  • 00:18:03.534 --> 00:18:04.702
  • And if that's whereyou are today in Joppa --
  • 00:18:04.702 --> 00:18:07.205
  • you are today in Joppa --I mean in a psychological sense,
  • 00:18:07.205 --> 00:18:07.672
  • I mean in a psychological sense,obviously,
  • 00:18:07.672 --> 00:18:09.607
  • obviously,not a geographical sense,
  • 00:18:09.607 --> 00:18:10.842
  • not a geographical sense,or a spiritual sense,
  • 00:18:10.842 --> 00:18:12.910
  • or a spiritual sense,an emotional sense --
  • 00:18:12.910 --> 00:18:13.478
  • an emotional sense --trying to figure out,
  • 00:18:13.478 --> 00:18:14.045
  • trying to figure out,"God, what are
  • 00:18:14.045 --> 00:18:14.745
  • "God, what areyou doing in my life?
  • 00:18:14.745 --> 00:18:15.713
  • you doing in my life?I've never seen this before.
  • 00:18:15.713 --> 00:18:18.349
  • I've never seen this before.I've never felt this before.
  • 00:18:18.349 --> 00:18:19.784
  • I've never felt this before.I've never been
  • 00:18:19.784 --> 00:18:23.121
  • I've never beenin my 40's before."
  • 00:18:23.121 --> 00:18:24.489
  • in my 40's before."I wonder what
  • 00:18:24.489 --> 00:18:28.860
  • I wonder whatyou will do in Joppa.
  • 00:18:28.860 --> 00:18:29.760
  • you will do in Joppa.The thing about God's blessing
  • 00:18:29.760 --> 00:18:30.795
  • The thing about God's blessingis it rarely checks
  • 00:18:30.795 --> 00:18:32.096
  • is it rarely checksyour schedule to see if this
  • 00:18:32.096 --> 00:18:36.968
  • your schedule to see if thiswould be a convenient time.
  • 00:18:36.968 --> 00:18:38.069
  • would be a convenient time.In fact, Leviticus said,
  • 00:18:38.069 --> 00:18:38.603
  • In fact, Leviticus said,as they were giving
  • 00:18:38.603 --> 00:18:39.670
  • as they were givingall the instructions
  • 00:18:39.670 --> 00:18:41.105
  • all the instructionsfor worship in the covenant
  • 00:18:41.105 --> 00:18:42.740
  • for worship in the covenantto set up the community,
  • 00:18:42.740 --> 00:18:43.307
  • to set up the community,and how to deal
  • 00:18:43.307 --> 00:18:44.142
  • and how to dealwith diseases and poverty,
  • 00:18:44.142 --> 00:18:46.611
  • with diseases and poverty,and how to deal
  • 00:18:46.611 --> 00:18:47.311
  • and how to dealwith indebtedness,
  • 00:18:47.311 --> 00:18:48.279
  • with indebtedness,and how to be a people,
  • 00:18:48.279 --> 00:18:49.347
  • and how to be a people,and as they were adjusting
  • 00:18:49.347 --> 00:18:50.248
  • and as they were adjustingand acclimating
  • 00:18:50.248 --> 00:18:51.549
  • and acclimatingto be out of Egyptian slavery
  • 00:18:51.549 --> 00:18:54.152
  • to be out of Egyptian slaveryand coming into a new place,
  • 00:18:54.152 --> 00:18:54.685
  • and coming into a new place,before God made them
  • 00:18:54.685 --> 00:18:55.453
  • before God made themthe promise, He said,
  • 00:18:55.453 --> 00:18:56.154
  • the promise, He said,"You need to know
  • 00:18:56.154 --> 00:18:57.121
  • "You need to knowthat you're still gonna be
  • 00:18:57.121 --> 00:18:59.857
  • that you're still gonna beeating last year's harvest
  • 00:18:59.857 --> 00:19:01.626
  • eating last year's harvestwhen you have to move it out
  • 00:19:01.626 --> 00:19:03.327
  • when you have to move it outto make room for the new."
  • 00:19:03.327 --> 00:19:05.496
  • to make room for the new."This is how it works.
  • 00:19:05.496 --> 00:19:08.533
  • This is how it works.You're not even used to it yet,
  • 00:19:08.533 --> 00:19:11.102
  • You're not even used to it yet,and here comes something new.
  • 00:19:11.102 --> 00:19:11.736
  • and here comes something new.And you have to learn
  • 00:19:11.736 --> 00:19:16.240
  • And you have to learnto multitask your miracles.
  • 00:19:16.240 --> 00:19:16.941
  • to multitask your miracles.You have to learn
  • 00:19:16.941 --> 00:19:20.578
  • You have to learnto multitask your miracles.
  • 00:19:20.578 --> 00:19:21.312
  • to multitask your miracles.You have to learn to move
  • 00:19:21.312 --> 00:19:22.046
  • You have to learn to movebetween things,
  • 00:19:22.046 --> 00:19:24.415
  • between things,and to trust God,
  • 00:19:24.415 --> 00:19:27.552
  • and to trust God,and keep giving, keep going,
  • 00:19:27.552 --> 00:19:28.386
  • and keep giving, keep going,and keep trusting,
  • 00:19:28.386 --> 00:19:31.055
  • and keep trusting,and keep believing by faith,
  • 00:19:31.055 --> 00:19:32.023
  • and keep believing by faith,or else you're gonna find
  • 00:19:32.023 --> 00:19:34.358
  • or else you're gonna findyourself missing today's
  • 00:19:34.358 --> 00:19:36.294
  • yourself missing today'sopportunity
  • 00:19:36.294 --> 00:19:37.461
  • opportunitybecause you are too attached
  • 00:19:37.461 --> 00:19:41.566
  • because you are too attachedto yesterday's blessing.
  • 00:19:41.566 --> 00:19:43.201
  • to yesterday's blessing.I wonder what new mindset God
  • 00:19:43.201 --> 00:19:45.169
  • I wonder what new mindset Godis creating in me
  • 00:19:45.169 --> 00:19:45.636
  • is creating in mein this season.
  • 00:19:45.636 --> 00:19:47.705
  • in this season.I wanna know.
  • 00:19:47.705 --> 00:19:48.339
  • I wanna know.I wonder what barriers
  • 00:19:48.339 --> 00:19:49.073
  • I wonder what barriersHe's going to break
  • 00:19:49.073 --> 00:19:50.107
  • He's going to breakthrough your life.
  • 00:19:50.107 --> 00:19:51.809
  • through your life.I wanna know.
  • 00:19:51.809 --> 00:19:52.877
  • I wanna know.He said, "You will still be
  • 00:19:52.877 --> 00:19:54.178
  • He said, "You will still beeating last year's harvest
  • 00:19:54.178 --> 00:19:55.546
  • eating last year's harvestwhen you will have to move it
  • 00:19:55.546 --> 00:19:59.116
  • when you will have to move itout to make room for the new."
  • 00:19:59.116 --> 00:20:03.154
  • out to make room for the new."That's what repentance is.
  • 00:20:03.154 --> 00:20:05.590
  • That's what repentance is.It's a change of mind.
  • 00:20:05.590 --> 00:20:08.593
  • It's a change of mind.It makes room for the new.
  • 00:20:08.593 --> 00:20:10.328
  • It makes room for the new.New way of thinking.
  • 00:20:10.328 --> 00:20:12.363
  • New way of thinking.You're doing it the old way.
  • 00:20:12.363 --> 00:20:13.130
  • You're doing it the old way.You keep manipulating,
  • 00:20:13.130 --> 00:20:13.764
  • You keep manipulating,keep forcing,
  • 00:20:13.764 --> 00:20:14.398
  • keep forcing,keep getting angry.
  • 00:20:14.398 --> 00:20:15.733
  • 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."
  • 00:20:44.395 --> 00:20:45.029
  • 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.
  • 00:20:50.434 --> 00:20:52.870
  • 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,
  • 00:22:51.889 --> 00:22:54.058
  • 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,
  • 00:22:55.693 --> 00:22:57.528
  • 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 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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  • - 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,
  • 00:24:44.301 --> 00:24:46.203
  • 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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  • Grow your faith,
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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 ♪- ♪ 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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